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Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10 Hours Ago
Replies: 87
Views: 3,926
Posted By Rob-F
I gather it must have had quite an effect on you,...

I gather it must have had quite an effect on you, Vince! You bought it, after all. I hope you post some shots from it. "Heidoscop" comes pretty close to "Heidecke," on every Rollei I think I've...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 1 Day Ago
Replies: 87
Views: 3,926
Posted By Rob-F
I was doing street photos with a Rollei T one...

I was doing street photos with a Rollei T one day, and a man came running over, "Hey, what's up with the old box camera?"
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Days Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 768
Posted By Rob-F
That's interesting! Worth remembering.

That's interesting! Worth remembering.
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Days Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 768
Posted By Rob-F
Gusia? What's that?

Gusia? What's that?
Forum: RFF Polls 4 Days Ago
Replies: 83
Views: 1,788
Posted By Rob-F
My lenses would feel naked without a hood. I...

My lenses would feel naked without a hood. I have one for every lens and always use them.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 5 Days Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 829
Posted By Rob-F
I'm sure that's what it is.

I'm sure that's what it is.
Forum: Photography General Interest 5 Days Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 562
Posted By Rob-F
I don't think I would want a zoom lens on an Xpro...

I don't think I would want a zoom lens on an Xpro any more than I want one on my Leica. I tried a Tri-Elmar, which is sort of a zoom, and sold it. Too big, heavy, and slow, and it got in the way of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 6 Days Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 1,012
Posted By Rob-F
I'd be good with just the 35mm equivalent--23mm,...

I'd be good with just the 35mm equivalent--23mm, for APS-c. Maybe add a 25mm or 28mm equivalent. And then I might add a second body. Of course, I only have one M9, but I could use the X100 and the...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 1 Week Ago
Replies: 76
Views: 2,272
Posted By Rob-F
I prefer RPN, too. I'm stocked up: I have an...

I prefer RPN, too. I'm stocked up: I have an HP-11, two HP 41c, and another HP I can't remember the number of. I keep meaning to add an HP-12.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 1 Week Ago
Replies: 76
Views: 2,272
Posted By Rob-F
As a user of both the M9 and Leica M film...

As a user of both the M9 and Leica M film cameras, I can say the reports of its chunkiness are exaggerated. OK, it's a little thicker, front to back, than an M2. But this is only really noticed...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 1 Week Ago
Replies: 77
Views: 6,030
Posted By Rob-F
Hi Eric, just FYI, the 12585 hood won't fit on a...

Hi Eric, just FYI, the 12585 hood won't fit on a Summilux. The one for the Summilux looks entirely the same as the 12585, but it has to be bigger because the Lux has a 43mm front filter diameter. ...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 99
Views: 3,297
Posted By Rob-F
I have not succumbed to the X-pro, but I like my...

I have not succumbed to the X-pro, but I like my X100 so much, and my X10 and X20, that I might go for one of those one of these days. Probably should get all the lenses, too, so it would wind up...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 1 Week Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 670
Posted By Rob-F
This is a bit like comparing a Jeep Wrangler...

This is a bit like comparing a Jeep Wrangler Sahara to a BMW sports car, or a Rolls Royce. They are each at the top of their class, but they do different jobs! The SWC is a first-class optic. It...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 474
Posted By Rob-F
I've had an M8.2, M9, D200, D300, D700. The M8.2...

I've had an M8.2, M9, D200, D300, D700. The M8.2 colors were something special. But I sold it for the M9 because I wanted full frame, and the ability to manually enter my lenses. The D200 I...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 755
Posted By Rob-F
Kostya, I know Madona is a town in Latvia, and I...

Kostya, I know Madona is a town in Latvia, and I can see your article is a reference to Madonna. But I don't see why you spelled it "Madonas." Is that a local expression? I know I'm missing...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 944
Posted By Rob-F
I haven't bought or shot color negative film in...

I haven't bought or shot color negative film in years. Several years ago I wanted to buy some for my wife. I looked in Walgreens, Wal-Mart, and the grocery. The grocery had none; Walgreens had...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 407
Posted By Rob-F
So the frames in question were grossly...

So the frames in question were grossly overexposed? Maybe the camera ran out of shutter speeds, didn't have a high enough speed to expose correctly at f/2.8?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 837
Posted By Rob-F
I wouldn't buy it, by the way. I'd consider it...

I wouldn't buy it, by the way. I'd consider it defaced.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 837
Posted By Rob-F
To the best of my knowledge Leitz Never engraved...

To the best of my knowledge Leitz Never engraved a swastika on any Leica. Usually they are a sign that the camera is a Russian fake. But yours Seems to be a model III or thereabouts, and may be a...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 761
Posted By Rob-F
No, I will stick with mine. I'm comfortable with...

No, I will stick with mine. I'm comfortable with it. Sure, it's 2020, but some of us keep our Barnacks in good condition for when we want to use them!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 1,799
Posted By Rob-F
I can agree that the match needle system on the...

I can agree that the match needle system on the Nikkormat is an excellent system. While I no longer have a Nikkormat, the analog needles on my two FE2 bodies, and on my FM3a, make possible very...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 761
Posted By Rob-F
The same thing happened to my Digilux 2. Leica...

The same thing happened to my Digilux 2. Leica replaced the sensor.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 507
Posted By Rob-F
Apart from the baseplate, I see no reason to...

Apart from the baseplate, I see no reason to suspect it of being a repaint.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 1,276
Posted By Rob-F
Because of her age? She's only 66. I can...

Because of her age? She's only 66. I can understand Huss being unhappy that Sherry made a mistake. But I think we must remember, this is only one negative report, even if Huss has repeated it a...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 365
Posted By Rob-F
I don't know why you couldn't store film in it,...

I don't know why you couldn't store film in it, but it's meant for motion picture film--1000 feet of it! I believe it would be very hard to locate the images you want, the next time you need them. ...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 2,094
Posted By Rob-F
In Windows . . . so will it work on a Mac, or is...

In Windows . . . so will it work on a Mac, or is it for Microsoft?
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 1,632
Posted By Rob-F
Congratulations not only on owning the 28...

Congratulations not only on owning the 28 Summilux, but on your ability to use it so effectively as well! These are great documentary shots of life in Thailand.

Where in Florida are you? I grew up...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 2,094
Posted By Rob-F
What is the GUI version?

What is the GUI version?
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 107
Views: 2,933
Posted By Rob-F
Yes, the focus throw is shorter than with the...

Yes, the focus throw is shorter than with the Version III; and that is what accounts for its compressed, less useful DOF scale. This is the main reason reason I prefer the III to the IV. I almost...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 107
Views: 2,933
Posted By Rob-F
Version I is the Collapsible. Version II is the...

Version I is the Collapsible.
Version II is the Rigid, and also the Dual Range, AKA the DRS.
Version III is the black one made from 1969 to 1979, number 11817.
Version IV has a different optical...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 1,276
Posted By Rob-F
I have two M5s, both with the original L seal,...

I have two M5s, both with the original L seal, and both working perfectly. When I decide to get them a CLA, they will go to Sherry. Sherry likes to say she was born the same year as the M3, which...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 316
Views: 22,455
Posted By Rob-F
Timmyjoe is the shutter acting up at all speeds,...

Timmyjoe is the shutter acting up at all speeds, or just the slow ones?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 483
Posted By Rob-F
I've noticed some black re-paint Leicas, M2 and...

I've noticed some black re-paint Leicas, M2 and Barnacks, being done by a fellow who offers them on RFF classifieds from time to time. They look so nice, I've been tempted. Maybe he will offer an...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 483
Posted By Rob-F
KTM, when you find your black paint M4, do you...

KTM, when you find your black paint M4, do you plan to make it your go-to Leica for shooting?
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 316
Views: 22,455
Posted By Rob-F
When I was 18 and in the Air Force, I saw a gray...

When I was 18 and in the Air Force, I saw a gray baby Rollei in the base exchange for $65.00. I still wish I had bought it. It just looked so cool! If 127 film were more available, I would...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 64
Views: 1,596
Posted By Rob-F
A tighter crop when using the 85 in place of the...

A tighter crop when using the 85 in place of the 90? The finder will be tighter than the image on film or sensor, if that's what you mean; but conversely you will get a bit more in the picture.

I...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 2,094
Posted By Rob-F
So, will exiftool work with Aperture?

So, will exiftool work with Aperture?
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 64
Views: 1,596
Posted By Rob-F
I still have my original chrome 90 Elmarit. I've...

I still have my original chrome 90 Elmarit. I've always thought of it as being about as sharp as a lens could be. A tripod is definitely required to fully appreciate how good it is. But I have...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 64
Views: 1,596
Posted By Rob-F
And as a matter of fact, it's only a tad longer...

And as a matter of fact, it's only a tad longer and heavier than the 75mm CV Color-Heliar. I will throw it in the bag when I want a small light 90 along. I'm thinking of the thin Tele-Elmarit when...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 201
Views: 15,205
Posted By Rob-F
You might check with AgX lab in Sault St. Marie,...

You might check with AgX lab in Sault St. Marie, MI. Talk to Michael Lussier, there. He'll know. Just Google AgX. It'll come up.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 2,094
Posted By Rob-F
I want to be able to enter my lens data into...

I want to be able to enter my lens data into Aperture, when I have forgotten to enter the data into the camera before shooting. So that when I've shot with a 28mm PC Nikkor, but left the D700 manual...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 77
Views: 2,251
Posted By Rob-F
I've taken some of my best shots with my D700. ...

I've taken some of my best shots with my D700. And I can't seem to let go of my D300, either. They are good Nikons.
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 726
Posted By Rob-F
A couple of years ago I read that Star Wars...

A couple of years ago I read that Star Wars returned to using film. I think it was George Lucas's decision. I think that counts as commercial!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 108
Views: 5,192
Posted By Rob-F
Stores shouldn't raise prices on items they...

Stores shouldn't raise prices on items they purchased wholesale at the old price. They don't need to, and it's not fair! :eek:
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 675
Posted By Rob-F
Same here. I was visualizing shooting from the...

Same here. I was visualizing shooting from the wings, across the width of the stage.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 592
Posted By Rob-F
No, I think the M2 will be even smoother by then!...

No, I think the M2 will be even smoother by then! :)

The reason for changing to steel gears was to withstand the forces of a motor drive.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 70
Views: 2,119
Posted By Rob-F
An M4 could be a better starter because of its...

An M4 could be a better starter because of its more accurately sized 50mm frameline. The badly undersized M6 frameline could be frustrating for a person trying to get used to a rangefinder camera.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 934
Posted By Rob-F
First thing that comes to mind for me is the Fuji...

First thing that comes to mind for me is the Fuji X100. It is the most Leica-like digital camera I know of. It's AF, great viewfinder with frameline, nice color with simulation for Velvia, Provia,...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 675
Posted By Rob-F
I've never shot ballet, nor done stage...

I've never shot ballet, nor done stage photography. So you can take this with a grain of salt. But I will say I am surprised by the recommendation for an 80-200 or a 300. Somehow I can't imagine...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-21-2020
Replies: 26
Views: 738
Posted By Rob-F
I do just eyeball the photo-flo, never having...

I do just eyeball the photo-flo, never having thought of using a syringe. But I use a syringe for transferring ink into my fountain pens. I leave the needle in place, it's much easier. I think...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-20-2020
Replies: 30
Views: 1,068
Posted By Rob-F
I have both the Summilux ASPH (non-FLE) and the...

I have both the Summilux ASPH (non-FLE) and the Summicron ASPH. The latter gets more use because of its smaller size. I don't do a lot of shooting against the light, but I haven't noticed the flare...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-20-2020
Replies: 33
Views: 856
Posted By Rob-F
It's hard to pass up a collapsible lens for a...

It's hard to pass up a collapsible lens for a Leica screw-mount body. The 50/3.5 Elmar is the most compact! I prefer the f/2.8 Elmar for its easier to use aperture control, though it is a bit less...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 01-20-2020
Replies: 46
Views: 1,367
Posted By Rob-F
The Mamiya 7 II is dead quiet, and not very...

The Mamiya 7 II is dead quiet, and not very heavy. It hand-holds very comfortably. I believe the 6 is similar.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-20-2020
Replies: 26
Views: 738
Posted By Rob-F
I do everything as you have described, except...

I do everything as you have described, except that I remove excess water using two ordinary kitchen sponges. I put one behind the film and one in front. I hold them against the film with the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-19-2020
Replies: 60
Views: 2,000
Posted By Rob-F
A very good suggestion. And I concur that the...

A very good suggestion. And I concur that the Dual-Range Summicron, or DRS, with the very same lens cell as the Rigid, can also be a good idea, as Phil says, if you want the close-focusing...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-19-2020
Replies: 275
Views: 7,234
Posted By Rob-F
Since I have a lot of MF lenses, I use the focus...

Since I have a lot of MF lenses, I use the focus dot on my D700 quite a bit. I use AF lenses as well. Whether MF or AF, I like it when the lens has a CPU so I can have the EXIF info displayed in...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-18-2020
Replies: 38
Views: 3,443
Posted By Rob-F
I don't think Chris is saying they are the same...

I don't think Chris is saying they are the same as Xtol:



I think he's just suggesting they are a good choice in a liquid developer. I use them myself, for pushing and for Ilford Delta films. I...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 01-17-2020
Replies: 191
Views: 6,496
Posted By Rob-F
So maybe the M9M is more realistic for some of us...

So maybe the M9M is more realistic for some of us who have more modest computers? But might we still need a dedicated black and white printer?
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-16-2020
Replies: 1
Views: 224
Posted By Rob-F
Why no 0.58 finder option for the M9?

I've been meaning to bring this up for quite a while. With all the other things Leica comes up with, like black paint, scratch resistant LED panels, custom engraving, why are the digital models not...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 01-16-2020
Replies: 39
Views: 1,500
Posted By Rob-F
There are just two things that have kept me away...

There are just two things that have kept me away from the R-D1. I don't like the crop factor, and there had been a problem, from the outset, with getting them repaired. I don't imagine that...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-16-2020
Replies: 12
Views: 592
Posted By Rob-F
Well, the other idea is the way it's done on the...

Well, the other idea is the way it's done on the Nikon FA, which has a set of contacts in the bottom plate that mate with contacts of the motor drive.
That way, when the MD-15 drive is fitted, you...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-16-2020
Replies: 12
Views: 592
Posted By Rob-F
I guess the grip could have a contact insert that...

I guess the grip could have a contact insert that fits down into the usual battery chamber. It could hold AA batteries, or else it could be rechargeable. Good idea!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-14-2020
Replies: 123
Views: 3,418
Posted By Rob-F
Reality check: 1. Unless you have a time...

Reality check:

1. Unless you have a time machine, you can't shoot film in the '90s.
2. You can shoot film now.
Conclusion: Now is the time to shoot film (if you want)

Ambro51 is right.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-14-2020
Replies: 123
Views: 3,418
Posted By Rob-F
That sums it up for me.

That sums it up for me.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-14-2020
Replies: 123
Views: 3,418
Posted By Rob-F
This is good to know. It seems to me that trends...

This is good to know. It seems to me that trends do not necessarily continue in the same direction, but may reverse after a time. The public apparently has all the digital cameras it wants, and is...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-14-2020
Replies: 6
Views: 330
Posted By Rob-F
Was it before, or after, you loaded the film when...

Was it before, or after, you loaded the film when you tried all the shutter speeds? If you loaded it right away, before trying out the shutter, and it didn't work, but then after removing the film...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-14-2020
Replies: 126
Views: 14,402
Posted By Rob-F
Here's how Kodak rates its own developers: They...

Here's how Kodak rates its own developers:

They show XTOL as among the best!
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-13-2020
Replies: 19
Views: 610
Posted By Rob-F
Pretty much what Bernard L said. I usually print...

Pretty much what Bernard L said. I usually print my 35mm negatives on Ilford 5 x 7 paper. Occasionally when a shot seems worth it, I go to 8 x 10 or 11 x 14. 5 x 7 is often big enough, fits the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-12-2020
Replies: 80
Views: 3,126
Posted By Rob-F
So, which Leica are you leaning toward at this...

So, which Leica are you leaning toward at this point? I don't believe you have said much in favor of the M3. It sounds like it's between an M2 or M4 for you.

Something I notice about my M2 is the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-11-2020
Replies: 14
Views: 681
Posted By Rob-F
Yes, paint is what it isn't; but what is it? Is...

Yes, paint is what it isn't; but what is it? Is it really chromium? Chromium isn't black, after all. It looks identical to the finish on my Calphalon pots and pans. It's the same dull black...
Forum: RFF Polls 01-11-2020
Replies: 54
Views: 1,438
Posted By Rob-F
How about a portrait of Oskar Barnak in place of...

How about a portrait of Oskar Barnak in place of the red dot?
Forum: RFF Polls 01-11-2020
Replies: 54
Views: 1,438
Posted By Rob-F
If the M6 is an M4-P with a meter, it is also an...

If the M6 is an M4-P with a meter, it is also an M4-P with shrunken framelines and a condenser lens missing from the rangefinder.

I think the story about zinc at the time was supposed to be that...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-11-2020
Replies: 81
Views: 4,659
Posted By Rob-F
You want to see a nice new car? Okay, here's my...

You want to see a nice new car? Okay, here's my Jeep the day I bought it.
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/11787/U11787I1578744411.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: RFF Polls 01-11-2020
Replies: 54
Views: 1,438
Posted By Rob-F
Actually no Leica looks right without the...

Actually no Leica looks right without the frameline illumination window. There should be one on all Leicas, even if not needed for anything. This is the reason I don't buy an M240, M10, etc. They...
Forum: RFF Polls 01-11-2020
Replies: 54
Views: 1,438
Posted By Rob-F
The red dot on my M4P says Leitz, too. Maybe...

The red dot on my M4P says Leitz, too. Maybe they all do.

The vertical rangefinder adjustment is behind the screw, but I believe it may require a special tool (I haven't needed to make the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-11-2020
Replies: 83
Views: 5,082
Posted By Rob-F
I see. For some reason the .45M version seems to...

I see. For some reason the .45M version seems to get all the attention, even though the only difference is in the mount.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-10-2020
Replies: 83
Views: 5,082
Posted By Rob-F
Is the "Japanese" version any different optically...

Is the "Japanese" version any different optically than my 50mm f/1.8 Nikkor that focuses to 0.6 meter? Mine doesn't focus to 0.45M, but is nevertheless marked "Made in Japan." So what's the...
Forum: RFF Polls 01-10-2020
Replies: 54
Views: 1,438
Posted By Rob-F
I believe I have the final word on these...

I believe I have the final word on these things:

Red dots are no good. They must all be replaced with black dots.

However, if you must have a red dot, it should be on the vulcanite, as it is on...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 01-09-2020
Replies: 191
Views: 6,496
Posted By Rob-F
I like the screw on my M2. I can see how the...

I like the screw on my M2. I can see how the much larger one on the M10 Monochrom is less appealing. I don't see why it needs to be so big. It does need to be there, though. It's for access to...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-09-2020
Replies: 45
Views: 1,727
Posted By Rob-F
That about sums it up! 1/20 second is plenty...

That about sums it up! 1/20 second is plenty good enough for hand-held!
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-08-2020
Replies: 9
Views: 469
Posted By Rob-F
Once I discovered Ilford Multigrade, I never went...

Once I discovered Ilford Multigrade, I never went back to Kodak papers. I use both the fiber base (FB) and the Resin Coated (RC) papers. I use it with LPD (Liquid Paper Developer). LPD produces the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-04-2020
Replies: 27
Views: 885
Posted By Rob-F
What's wrong with shooting landscapes with a...

What's wrong with shooting landscapes with a D700? 12MP is good enough to print an 11 x 17. We don't all expect to make huge blow-ups.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-04-2020
Replies: 27
Views: 885
Posted By Rob-F
Well, I'm still using mine! I'm happy enough...

Well, I'm still using mine! I'm happy enough that I haven't felt the need to upgrade. Of course, the later models have more bells and whistles. But you don't need 'em unless you need 'em. I have...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-04-2020
Replies: 82
Views: 2,233
Posted By Rob-F
Helen, I find my X100 to be my most "Leica like"...

Helen, I find my X100 to be my most "Leica like" digital, as much or more so than my M9. The viewfinder is wonderful. I've been satisfied with its low light capability.

Also, some of us seem to...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-04-2020
Replies: 49
Views: 1,591
Posted By Rob-F
So there's no point in, nor hope of, doing...

So there's no point in, nor hope of, doing quality work? I don't see Lawrence trying to be Ansel Adams with the question he's asking. I think he just wants to do the best he can.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-03-2020
Replies: 21
Views: 765
Posted By Rob-F
No, but I have looked around the house for...

No, but I have looked around the house for anything that might fit a lens in need of a cap. No luck so far.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-03-2020
Replies: 146
Views: 5,759
Posted By Rob-F
I concur. Nice work, Kostya!

I concur. Nice work, Kostya!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-03-2020
Replies: 49
Views: 1,591
Posted By Rob-F
And more importantly, if you will use it. 35mm...

And more importantly, if you will use it. 35mm begs to be hand-held! At least for some shots. I like to keep my speeds up to at least 1/125 for most shots, and 1/250 when possible. Any slower...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-02-2020
Replies: 45
Views: 1,798
Posted By Rob-F
Especially pay attention to the 50mm frameline,...

Especially pay attention to the 50mm frameline, which is dreadfully undersized at all but the shortest distances. At minimum focusing distance of 0.7M, it's accurate. But at a distance of 12 or 15...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-01-2020
Replies: 45
Views: 1,798
Posted By Rob-F
My M4P has better, more accurate framelines than...

My M4P has better, more accurate framelines than my M6 (and later) Leicas. The M6 meter, however, does give consistently good exposures. Unless the M6 meter means that much to you, you may be...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-31-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 5,759
Posted By Rob-F
Kostya I think if you got an M Monochrom, it...

Kostya I think if you got an M Monochrom, it would be put to good use in your hands. So if that time has come, maybe get the Monochrom, try to keep the Summarit, and sell what you need to make it...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-30-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 617
Posted By Rob-F
Or you could change the M6 for an M9 and continue...

Or you could change the M6 for an M9 and continue shooting the Summilux.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-30-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,464
Posted By Rob-F
The last time I saw reticulation was at least 40...

The last time I saw reticulation was at least 40 years ago. It had a crackled look. This doesn't look like that. I wonder if this is really reticulation, or some other kind of damage. Then again,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-28-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 863
Posted By Rob-F
The Duracell data sheet shows that Duracell...

The Duracell data sheet shows that Duracell lithium button cells will operate down to -20 centigrade, which is -4 F. Assuming the ones you got aren't defective, the battery shouldn't be the problem.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-28-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 863
Posted By Rob-F
I don't think of 35 degrees F as too cold for...

I don't think of 35 degrees F as too cold for lithium batteries. They are supposed to be good down to subzero temperatures. I suppose it's possible you simply got two bad batteries. Or else...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-27-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 850
Posted By Rob-F
The Leicas in your thumbnail photo are the ones...

The Leicas in your thumbnail photo are the ones that went through the tsunami?
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-27-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 1,443
Posted By Rob-F
Rollei 35 with Tessar or Sonnar lens. Minox 35mm.

Rollei 35 with Tessar or Sonnar lens.
Minox 35mm.
Forum: Optics Theory - 12-26-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,505
Posted By Rob-F
That's on one of the bridges, isn't it? Maybe...

That's on one of the bridges, isn't it? Maybe around Tampa someplace?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-26-2019
Replies: 80
Views: 3,126
Posted By Rob-F
In fact, I can load my M2 just as fast as my...

In fact, I can load my M2 just as fast as my M6/M7/MP. Since the spool goes into the camera with the film leader inserted, the film is seated correctly to engage the sprocket, without fussing over...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-25-2019
Replies: 80
Views: 3,126
Posted By Rob-F
But magnification still counts enough so that a...

But magnification still counts enough so that a magnifier on a .58 Leica can improve focusing accuracy. Here's why:

The focusing optical system consists of the Base length, the magnification, and...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-25-2019
Replies: 80
Views: 3,126
Posted By Rob-F
The rounded corners were to echo the same shape...

The rounded corners were to echo the same shape as some slide mounts of the time. Not a deal breaker for me; I just don't bother with the M3 owning to its lack of 35mm frame line.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-25-2019
Replies: 80
Views: 3,126
Posted By Rob-F
The M3 can be adjusted to track all the way to...

The M3 can be adjusted to track all the way to 0.7 meter by bending the limit stop. It's an easy adjustment, if you are comfortable with doing it.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-25-2019
Replies: 80
Views: 3,126
Posted By Rob-F
I'm inclined to agree about the M5 being the...

I'm inclined to agree about the M5 being the best, at least for excellent 35, 50, and 90mm framelines plus metering.

What are you missing about the M3? Metering, and a 35mm frameline.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-22-2019
Replies: 137
Views: 31,358
Posted By Rob-F
Here's the thread I wanted to provide a link to. ...

Here's the thread I wanted to provide a link to. Look for Dr. Kornelius J. Fleischer's remarks.

https://www.photo.net/discuss/threads/100-cf-vs-120-makro-planar-cf.1638/
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-22-2019
Replies: 137
Views: 31,358
Posted By Rob-F
Doug, the person who was in charge of Hasselblad...

Doug, the person who was in charge of Hasselblad lens applications at Zeiss, a Dr. Fleischer, wrote on photo.net that Zeiss discourages the use of the 120 Makro-Planar outside the Macro range. I'll...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-22-2019
Replies: 137
Views: 31,358
Posted By Rob-F
Yes, the 100 is a special lens, in terms of its...

Yes, the 100 is a special lens, in terms of its optical performance. No distortion, and very sharp, even wide open. It does seem an odd focal length to me, though. A bit too long to be normal, not...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-20-2019
Replies: 90
Views: 4,720
Posted By Rob-F
I expect I will keep photographing as long as I...

I expect I will keep photographing as long as I have something to say photographically. I do seem to be transitioning somewhat to digital, but I still shoot film as well. Just not quite as much. ...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 12-20-2019
Replies: 57
Views: 4,279
Posted By Rob-F
On the effect of crop sensor image magnification on DOF

Using a crop sensor such as M4/3 or M8 does diminish DOF. DOF is not the zone of sharpness; it's the zone of acceptable unsharpness. Magnifying the image magnifies the unsharpness along with the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-18-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 767
Posted By Rob-F
I have experienced good support from eBay in such...

I have experienced good support from eBay in such matters. I'm sure they will support your getting a refund. I'm glad you got a good one. It is quite a good lens!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-17-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 325
Posted By Rob-F
you can get a replacement red dot from Leica, for...

you can get a replacement red dot from Leica, for free. I did this a few years ago, and the contact person then was Dave Elwell. I don't know if he is still there, and I don't know the phone number...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-17-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 3,388
Posted By Rob-F
For the sensor to go kaput? Or to get it fixed?

For the sensor to go kaput? Or to get it fixed?
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-17-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 299
Posted By Rob-F
Here is one of mine, by Alfred Eisenstadt: I...

Here is one of mine, by Alfred Eisenstadt:



I also like the one of the sailor kissing the girl in Times Square on VJ Day, but I can't seem to get it uploaded. Maybe later.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-17-2019
Replies: 234
Views: 63,388
Posted By Rob-F
I did file mine. The 40mm covers a bit less than...

I did file mine. The 40mm covers a bit less than the 35mm frame on an M2, M4, M4P, and M5. on the M6, M7, MP, and M9, the coverage is just about exact for distances of about 2 meters or more.

For...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 12-17-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 813
Posted By Rob-F
When I crunch the numbers I get that the goggle...

When I crunch the numbers I get that the goggle would give just the right FOV for a 25mm lens, within the 35mm frameline. Probably close enough for the 21 as well.

35/50 = 0.7

and

.7 x 35 =...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-17-2019
Replies: 234
Views: 63,388
Posted By Rob-F
Nice photo! Great color! And I like the old...

Nice photo! Great color!

And I like the old stoves in the Black & White photo!
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-17-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 3,388
Posted By Rob-F
I voted on the first or second day, forgot to...

I voted on the first or second day, forgot to post. Mine was replaced shortly before the deadline.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 12-17-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 738
Posted By Rob-F
I feel the same way about mine. I have the...

I feel the same way about mine. I have the original X100. What ever the newer models do, I don't feel the need to change. I'm happy with my X100. If it ain't broke, don't fix it, right?
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-16-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 915
Posted By Rob-F
I have one and I like it. It's the widest lens...

I have one and I like it. It's the widest lens you can use on a Leica without needing an accessory finder. There is not too much intrusion into the finder. And as for image quality? Well, it is a...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 12-16-2019
Replies: 98
Views: 3,162
Posted By Rob-F
Yes. And that is true of the M5 as well.

Yes. And that is true of the M5 as well.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-15-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 767
Posted By Rob-F
Probably not worth getting a CLA, since there are...

Probably not worth getting a CLA, since there are others available in better condition, at decent prices. I'd send it back.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-15-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 827
Posted By Rob-F
Glad that was helpful. I guess another way to...

Glad that was helpful. I guess another way to say it is, with the color shot, I'm seeing a person. In black and white, I'm seeing a portrait.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-15-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 827
Posted By Rob-F
I feel more of an immediate connection with her,...

I feel more of an immediate connection with her, in color. The black & white seems more distant and abstract.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-14-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,211
Posted By Rob-F
No! We therapists call that "External locus of...

No! We therapists call that "External locus of control." One cannot avoid making decisions, because not to decide is still a decision. I suggest he wait until he knows what he wants to do.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-14-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 767
Posted By Rob-F
Smooth and a pleasure to use. And I prefer the...

Smooth and a pleasure to use. And I prefer the separate zoom ring to the "one touch" type.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-09-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 951
Posted By Rob-F
What is meant by "the new one?" Is there a newer...

What is meant by "the new one?" Is there a newer version of the MP? Or does it just mean more recently manufactured?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-07-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 352
Posted By Rob-F
I haven't seen this when shooting XX in my M2, M5...

I haven't seen this when shooting XX in my M2, M5 , M7, or MP. (I haven't shot XX in my other Leicas.)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-06-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 1,552
Posted By Rob-F
The 28-105mm is a lens I find hard to beat. It...

The 28-105mm is a lens I find hard to beat. It is a little slow, but I still use it, even though I have much more expensive lenses. You should look at Bjorn Rorslett's review of...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 12-05-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 860
Posted By Rob-F
Have you tried removing and reinserting the...

Have you tried removing and reinserting the battery? I don't know why that would work, but it seems worth trying.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 12-03-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 1,099
Posted By Rob-F
If you don't know what to do, then do nothing...

If you don't know what to do, then do nothing until you know. In the meantime, take pictures with it.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-02-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,800
Posted By Rob-F
Not too bad, really. Looks like the rewind knob...

Not too bad, really. Looks like the rewind knob is as good as new. Tough cameras, Nikons are.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-01-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,438
Posted By Rob-F
From personal experience I can recommend the 2.8...

From personal experience I can recommend the 2.8 c Biogon, and the 2.5 Color Skopar. And I will add the 2.8 Leitz Summaron. I own these lenses and I doubt I'd ever part with any of them. The Color...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-01-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 3,252
Posted By Rob-F
Fascinating! I don't think I've ever shot any...

Fascinating! I don't think I've ever shot any film branded other than Kodak or Ilford, myself. Well, I shot one roll of Agfachrome about 65 years ago. It was grainy. Maybe I should try some...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-30-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,800
Posted By Rob-F
The prism silvering is getting faint in my M2,...

The prism silvering is getting faint in my M2, which I bought new around 1960 or so. About 1997 I had it CLA'd by John Van Stelten. In 2009 I bought two IIIcs, one wartime, the other post-war. The...
Forum: Photo Software 11-29-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 1,733
Posted By Rob-F
What is meant by "virtual machine?" I have...

What is meant by "virtual machine?" I have Aperture on a 15" MacBook Pro, running Sierra. It works fine, but if I have "virtual machine," I'm not aware of it.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-26-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 2,043
Posted By Rob-F
I think that's an excellent suggestion. And the...

I think that's an excellent suggestion. And the Summaron is a fine lens!
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-26-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 649
Posted By Rob-F
Yeah, probably right. I sort of liked the dusty...

Yeah, probably right. I sort of liked the dusty camera theory, but I imagine Tedd already must have thought of that.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-26-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 776
Posted By Rob-F
What great good luck! I hope our weather will...

What great good luck! I hope our weather will permit some photos this weekend!
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-26-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 877
Posted By Rob-F
Yep! Sometimes I miss my M8.2. I especially...

Yep! Sometimes I miss my M8.2. I especially miss its finder frames, which were not undersized like some other recent Leicas.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-26-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 649
Posted By Rob-F
I'm wondering about a light leak in the camera,...

I'm wondering about a light leak in the camera, possibly caused by some tiny little screw missing, someplace.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-24-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,385
Posted By Rob-F
My story is really similar! I started with a...

My story is really similar! I started with a D200 as my first Nikon digital. I sold it and bought a D300, which I still have, and later a D700. My zooms are the 17-35mm f/2.8; 35-70mm f/2.8; and...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-24-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,385
Posted By Rob-F
I really like my trusty D700. I hope it doesn't...

I really like my trusty D700. I hope it doesn't start to overexpose.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-23-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 1,527
Posted By Rob-F
You might think twice about selling the 50mm...

You might think twice about selling the 50mm Elmar. You might want it back!
Forum: RFF Polls 11-23-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 6,532
Posted By Rob-F
The dream could possibly represent another loss,...

The dream could possibly represent another loss, non-camera related. Like maybe the loss of a relationship? The dream could then be reassuring, fulfilling a wish that a significant other has found...
Forum: RFF Polls 11-23-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 6,532
Posted By Rob-F
I think the dream about the 645 probably is...

I think the dream about the 645 probably is sufficient to represent all your other losses as well, making it unnecessary to dream about the others.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-21-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 1,983
Posted By Rob-F
He said they are the same in contrast. I see,...

He said they are the same in contrast. I see, consistently in three comparisons, a little more contrast in the Silvermax shots. The Agfa looks just a little flatter to me.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-20-2019
Replies: 102
Views: 2,701
Posted By Rob-F
But the m9 framelines are not dreadfully ...

But the m9 framelines are not dreadfully undersized, At least the M9 is sized (I think) for a 1 meter distance, not .7M, as the M6, M7, and MP are. The M8.2, sized for 2M, was even better that...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-19-2019
Replies: 106
Views: 6,076
Posted By Rob-F
Chris, the packaging problem then was said to be...

Chris, the packaging problem then was said to be that for some reason, never explained, the one-liter pack caused the "dreaded XTOL failure" and for some reason XTOL was OK in the five liter pack. ...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-19-2019
Replies: 102
Views: 2,701
Posted By Rob-F
And the M9 is better for carrying on the...

And the M9 is better for carrying on the aesthetic aspect as well, because it has the viewfinder illuminator window! :)

Thanks for the info on the M240 framelines. I don't like undersized...
Forum: Travel 11-19-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 2,311
Posted By Rob-F
After all those warnings, I think I would only...

After all those warnings, I think I would only bring my Fuji X10 and keep it in my pocket! Or maybe the Leicasonic D-lux 4, which is even smaller.

Have a great trip, and be safe!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-18-2019
Replies: 106
Views: 6,076
Posted By Rob-F
Yep. Sucks.

Yep. Sucks.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-16-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 906
Posted By Rob-F
I haven't tried outdated Provia 400, but my...

I haven't tried outdated Provia 400, but my Velvia 100, five years out of date, was fine when I finally used it. It had been in the freezer except for a trip or two in the car, lasting 2 or 3 weeks...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 11-16-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 977
Posted By Rob-F
RE the advice to just use a digital TV: Aren't...

RE the advice to just use a digital TV: Aren't they all pretty much 1920 x 1080? Or about 2MP equivalent. Are the 4K ones any higher? I was thinking of something that will display the full...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-16-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1,000
Posted By Rob-F
Yes that was my experience.

Yes that was my experience.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-16-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 479
Posted By Rob-F
What purpose does the post serve? I'm not aware...

What purpose does the post serve? I'm not aware of it being a rangefinder adjustment. The access for that is from the front. Then again, there's no post on my Nikon SLRs. I always thought it was...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 11-16-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 609
Posted By Rob-F
My Panasonics are the Leica-branded ones, with...

My Panasonics are the Leica-branded ones, with lenses that say Leica on them. I haven't tried the non-Leica Panasonics. Presumably, Leica at least designed the ones that are branded Leica; but I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-16-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,078
Posted By Rob-F
Just as one instrument is right for one musician,...

Just as one instrument is right for one musician, but wrong for another, the same can be true of cameras. I don't know that it was a mistake to try the Sigma. Here's an analogy: Everyone knows the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-16-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1,000
Posted By Rob-F
Oh, dear. You must be having a bad day.

Oh, dear. You must be having a bad day.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-15-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,074
Posted By Rob-F
Like unwrapping a cigar, cutting the end, getting...

Like unwrapping a cigar, cutting the end, getting out the special lighter. I haven't smoked in over 20 years, but I remember that ritual. And yes loading film in the camera is a satisfying ritual...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 11-15-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 1,222
Posted By Rob-F
At one of the fall Leica meetings, Tom noticed...

At one of the fall Leica meetings, Tom noticed the tripod socket on the bottom of my rapidwinder and told me he had machined it himself. It seemed remarkable that he remembered doing that, out of...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 11-15-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 1,222
Posted By Rob-F
Yes, a good article, even if it is a bit...

Yes, a good article, even if it is a bit over-inclusive. Partly about Tom, partly about Leicas, partly dropping the names of who's (or was) who in photography.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-15-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 794
Posted By Rob-F
I liked that Lumiere Autochrome! Tell someone to...

I liked that Lumiere Autochrome! Tell someone to bring it back! And Kodachrome, of course. The one I liked best was Kodachrome-X, which they did away with to replace it with a later version I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-14-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 1,133
Posted By Rob-F
So, this is a photo of David Burnett? What a...

So, this is a photo of David Burnett? What a cool camera that is!
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 11-14-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 977
Posted By Rob-F
Bump. Any updates on this topic?

Bump. Any updates on this topic?
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 11-14-2019
Replies: 78
Views: 10,088
Posted By Rob-F
Still waiting for that slide projector forum. ...

Still waiting for that slide projector forum. What about making it about both film and digital projectors? I'm sure there are members who use digital projectors to display their wonderful high...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 11-14-2019
Replies: 55
Views: 2,494
Posted By Rob-F
The difference between the M-Monochrom and the M9...

The difference between the M-Monochrom and the M9 is readily apparent even on the monitor? That is something I've been wanting to know. Thanks for mentioning that!
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 11-12-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 2,672
Posted By Rob-F
I'm not so sure this accomplishes anything you...

I'm not so sure this accomplishes anything you couldn't do by shooting without a yellow filter, and then partially desaturating the blue channel in post. The more you desaturate the blue, the...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-12-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,727
Posted By Rob-F
I have a II of exactly the same description, with...

I have a II of exactly the same description, with nickel Elmar, except it's from 1934, and no CLA. I paid less than $400 for it. I think you can do much better, with a little patience.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-11-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 379
Posted By Rob-F
It sounds like the film wasn't on the spool, but...

It sounds like the film wasn't on the spool, but was on the takeup tulip. As I read it, the challenge is to get it to loosen and drop out.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 11-08-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,117
Posted By Rob-F
You know, I'm starting to get interested in Santa...

You know, I'm starting to get interested in Santa Fe myself. Maybe I need a change from Colorado.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-08-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 1,734
Posted By Rob-F
Mute-on, I'm curious as to what causes ’...

Mute-on, I'm curious as to what causes ’ to be inserted into the text. It seems to happen when you type an apostrophe. Did you realize this is happening?
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 11-07-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,594
Posted By Rob-F
Another fan of Plus-X here. Smooth and creamy,...

Another fan of Plus-X here. Smooth and creamy, very fine grain, and, in my experience, good shadow detail.
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 11-07-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 878
Posted By Rob-F
I think I made it about halfway through #3. ...

I think I made it about halfway through #3. Thanks.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-07-2019
Replies: 102
Views: 2,701
Posted By Rob-F
If the way I've been feeling the last few days...

If the way I've been feeling the last few days holds out, I would go for the M9M. I think its high quality black and white and good high-ISO performance would enhance my photography more so than the...
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 11-07-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,594
Posted By Rob-F
I like how the grain of this rather grainy film...

I like how the grain of this rather grainy film melts away into this image without calling attention to itself.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 11-07-2019
Replies: 5,522
Views: 842,360
Posted By Rob-F
Some of these shots have such smooth tones, they...

Some of these shots have such smooth tones, they look like they were shot with at least a 4 X 5!
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-07-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 907
Posted By Rob-F
I like the looks of my M4-P, just as it is.

I like the looks of my M4-P, just as it is.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-07-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 8,654
Posted By Rob-F
That is either a very curvaceous Leica, or else...

That is either a very curvaceous Leica, or else it was photographed with a fisheye lens!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-06-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 8,654
Posted By Rob-F
I remember that one objection to the button...

I remember that one objection to the button rewind was that during shooting, a finger strays onto the button and accidentally puts the camera into rewind mode.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-05-2019
Replies: 65
Views: 2,719
Posted By Rob-F
Just to keep things in balance, I've never had a...

Just to keep things in balance, I've never had a failure with my MP (nor with my M7 or M6).
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 11-05-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,007
Posted By Rob-F
This pretty much has to be the case. The cameras...

This pretty much has to be the case. The cameras that show the same with either voltage, must have internal voltage regulation. Are they more recent than the Leica M5? If so, they probably use...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-04-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 1,575
Posted By Rob-F
Oh, yes, I had not thought about that. Best to...

Oh, yes, I had not thought about that. Best to go with the 1/2 cylinder correction, then.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-04-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 1,575
Posted By Rob-F
I believe this is exactly correct.

I believe this is exactly correct.
Forum: Travel 11-04-2019
Replies: 120
Views: 4,682
Posted By Rob-F
I don't know when I have ever seen such...

I don't know when I have ever seen such consistently gorgeous work both black and white and color, in one thread! Thanks to all for posting these. These shots make me want to pick up my camera and...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-03-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 1,575
Posted By Rob-F
Actually, the best we can do is to have an...

Actually, the best we can do is to have an optician grind a lens specifically to your prescription. One would have to take care to see that it is rotated correctly to the prescribed cylinder axis.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-03-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 1,575
Posted By Rob-F
I would agree that -0.5 cylinder and -1.75...

I would agree that -0.5 cylinder and -1.75 spherical calls for a -2 correction, though I arrived at the number rather differently:

(1/2 x cylinder) + spherical;

(1/2 x -0.5) + (-1.75) = -0.25 +...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-02-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 1,575
Posted By Rob-F
Well, if the -2 is really a -1 piece of glass,...

Well, if the -2 is really a -1 piece of glass, then that, added to the camera's power, would equal minus 2, which agrees with how the lens was marked. Which would indicate that the added correction...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-02-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 1,575
Posted By Rob-F
Well, let's look at the chart Nikon is now...

Well, let's look at the chart Nikon is now providing:

Prescription Nikon Correction Lens
+4 +3
+3 +2
+2 +1
+1 0
0 ...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-02-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 1,575
Posted By Rob-F
This is what I have always understood, that Nikon...

This is what I have always understood, that Nikon marks their diopter lenses, not with their actual power, but the resulting power together with the prism. That way, you can just pick the lens with...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-02-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 633
Posted By Rob-F
I haven't had any trouble with 3M masking tape. ...

I haven't had any trouble with 3M masking tape. Blue for Velvia, tan for black & white.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-01-2019
Replies: 65
Views: 2,719
Posted By Rob-F
Tri-X doesn't have nearly the resolution of 41MP;...

Tri-X doesn't have nearly the resolution of 41MP; probably not even of 24MP. My point is that to get the increased resolution of a 41MP camera together with the best lenses, calls for great care and...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-31-2019
Replies: 65
Views: 2,719
Posted By Rob-F
Maybe somebody needs a 41MP Leica. But The Leica...

Maybe somebody needs a 41MP Leica. But The Leica M wants to be handheld. I don't think you can get the full sharpness of even a 12MP camera without a tripod, let alone 18, 24, or 41MP.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-29-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1,449
Posted By Rob-F
I've got a couple of Industars that may qualify...

I've got a couple of Industars that may qualify for world's worst. I'll see if I can post the images from them. Then again, I hesitate to inflict them on you gentlemen. One is a 50/3.5 Elmar copy....
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-29-2019
Replies: 57
Views: 3,080
Posted By Rob-F
Taffy, the 28mm lens will give you a 37mm...

Taffy, the 28mm lens will give you a 37mm equivalent. Pretty much the same as a 35mm FOV.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-29-2019
Replies: 57
Views: 3,080
Posted By Rob-F
RE the replacement flanges: the last I heard,...

RE the replacement flanges: the last I heard, they were made in China, and I would worry about whether the thickness was exactly right. I tried Chinese LTM to M adapter rings, and they were the...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-29-2019
Replies: 57
Views: 3,080
Posted By Rob-F
Taffy, the framelines on any rangefinder camera...

Taffy, the framelines on any rangefinder camera are accurate only at some specific distance. The M8.2 framelines are accurate at two meters; and plenty close enough at longer distances. The...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-29-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 482
Posted By Rob-F
My preference would be to use whatever hood you...

My preference would be to use whatever hood you may have on hand, such as a 50mm, until the proper one comes along. It will, sooner or later. :)
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-29-2019
Replies: 57
Views: 3,080
Posted By Rob-F
Every time I feel tempted to pick up another...

Every time I feel tempted to pick up another M8.2, the thing that stops me is that my lenses are not coded, and I don't want to be mailing them off to get them coded. I had the coding kit with the...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 10-29-2019
Replies: 55
Views: 2,494
Posted By Rob-F
Yes, I would not even consider an M Monochrom...

Yes, I would not even consider an M Monochrom that had not had its sensor replaced.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 10-29-2019
Replies: 55
Views: 2,494
Posted By Rob-F
So that explains the improved low-light...

So that explains the improved low-light performance. No light is absorbed by filters over the receptors. Now, what explains the improved resolution? In a color sensor, it takes four receptors to...
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