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Forum: Help / Feedback forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 48
Views: 869
Posted By sanmich
a like button in a discussion (like this one for...

a like button in a discussion (like this one for instance) would work just like the well known:
"+1, 10 characters"

so why not?
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 685
Posted By sanmich
The 1.1 is really good. I have decided to part...

The 1.1 is really good.
I have decided to part with mine only because I have a hard time focusing it reliably, but with live-view, it should be great...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 58
Views: 2,819
Posted By sanmich
135, 120, 220, 620, 126... all are codes for film...

135, 120, 220, 620, 126...
all are codes for film formats and have nothing to do directly with the film dimensions.
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 58
Views: 2,819
Posted By sanmich
errr... just a sec... Are we talking Kodak or...

errr... just a sec...
Are we talking Kodak or Alaris?
I thought film was now produced by Kodak-Alaris that is another company.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-05-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 462
Posted By sanmich
wonderful cameras that some day turn into...

wonderful cameras that some day turn into extremely furstrating paperweight.
But really, If you are ok with having them die on you someday, and using it in the mean time, I can't say enough good...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-26-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 413
Posted By sanmich
Question IXMOO - How do you mark them?

I am using leica cassettes for a few emulsions.
I was used to put a sticker on them indicating the film type, but this leaves a residue that is sometimes difficult to remove and damages the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-25-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,209
Posted By sanmich
I had several F3 fail on me out of the blue. The...

I had several F3 fail on me out of the blue.
The FM3a, I didn't own long enough to know.
But I will never, ever, count on a single camera for a long trip, without a backup.
If I was forced to take...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-25-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 1,612
Posted By sanmich
I gave up on the fright of switching lenses in...

I gave up on the fright of switching lenses in the street long ago.
Quite often I shoot two M's: one with a 50, the other with a wide (28 or 35).
I shoot B&W only.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-25-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 398
Posted By sanmich
I don't think these are standard. Probably...

I don't think these are standard.
Probably upgraded sometime during the camera life.
You can see the standard plugs here:

https://www.leica-store-berlin.de/en/second-hand/11920/leica-m2-chrome
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-23-2019
Replies: 110
Views: 3,813
Posted By sanmich
What's going on with used prices?

I think the prices for most used Leica M bodies have seen a steep jump in the last year.
This is while I don't see much change for MP/M7 prices.
M6 classic are now sold between 1500 and 2000...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-18-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,019
Posted By sanmich
Tiny all arounder: summicron-C (or Rokkor-M) 40mm...

Tiny all arounder: summicron-C (or Rokkor-M) 40mm f/2
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-16-2019
Replies: 78
Poll: M4 or M4-P
Views: 2,204
Posted By sanmich
:eek::eek: You may want to rephrase that? ;)

:eek::eek:

You may want to rephrase that? ;)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-16-2019
Replies: 78
Poll: M4 or M4-P
Views: 2,204
Posted By sanmich
Framelines: If you shoot 28 and don't use...

Framelines: If you shoot 28 and don't use glasses, go with the M4-P to avoid external VF. If you use glasses, don't bother, you won't be able to see the framelines anyway.

There are two versions of...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-13-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 701
Posted By sanmich
As a matter of fact, what I asked Don was if he...

As a matter of fact, what I asked Don was if he could swap between my M7 0.58 finder and my classic M6 finder.
Maybe the difference is beween the M7 and MP finders?
Don also admitted that he wasn't...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-13-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 701
Posted By sanmich
I asked DAG if a 0.58 finder could be installed...

I asked DAG if a 0.58 finder could be installed in a classic M6, and his answer was that he was almost sure that it was impossible.
Apparently there are some minor differences between the RF in...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-11-2019
Replies: 108
Views: 2,846
Posted By sanmich
I don't have patience for this type of chit chat,...

I don't have patience for this type of chit chat, so I carry my diapers in a Billingham Hadley Pro to make sure I don't get too much attention from young moms.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 06-01-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 563
Posted By sanmich
I had one for a short time. I was impressed by...

I had one for a short time.
I was impressed by it's sharpness.
But its tendency to flare like crazy, (huge blobs completely washed out over the picture)
made me sell it.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-24-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,611
Posted By sanmich
The one really important difference, for me,...

The one really important difference, for me, would be to get the 0.58 finder.
But that's because I wear glasses.
I have settled on M6 classic + M7 0.58X.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-26-2019
Replies: 0
Views: 184
Posted By sanmich
Relube a 90mm Elmarit first version

Hi All
Would someone know how to dismantle the lens helicoids.
I know how to unscrew the optical block, but I can't figure how to open the base further. The two small set screws on the barrel don't...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 04-18-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 1,074
Posted By sanmich
Thanks! That could be very helpful: you had an...

Thanks!
That could be very helpful: you had an erratic shutter as shown in the video, and solved it only with cleaning the contacts around the shutter release?
I'm asking because I was contemplating...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 04-18-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 1,074
Posted By sanmich
Any clue? (10 char...)

Any clue?

(10 char...)
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-14-2019
Replies: 1
Views: 283
Posted By sanmich
Vinyl protection/cover

I know... I know...
But still.
you know when you got a 50+ yo M camera in such a state that you think it would be criminal to be responsible for the first scratch?
In the past I had a few pre-cut...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 04-12-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 1,074
Posted By sanmich
service a Nikon 35ti?

I just got myself a mint 35ti with an intermittent shutter problem, most probably from lack of use.
It behaves like this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLt2nqSqMRo

I'm going to assume that it only...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-20-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,529
Posted By sanmich
Akiva, sorry to hear about your accident. I hope...

Akiva, sorry to hear about your accident. I hope things get better...
about the possible solutions, It appears to me that it depends on your use:
Film or digital?
what focal length? (outside, with a...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-05-2019
Replies: 122
Views: 19,536
Posted By sanmich
I am curious too. Sharpness, flare, distortion,...

I am curious too. Sharpness, flare, distortion, how do they compare?

Also, is the 1.1 a real 1.1, the 1.2 a real 1.2?
If so, I think 1.1 is about half a stop faster than 1.2, right?
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 12-24-2018
Replies: 176
Views: 10,538
Posted By sanmich
+1! and 10 char

+1!
and 10 char
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-31-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 903
Posted By sanmich
As far as I know, you can't repaint a zinc top...

As far as I know, you can't repaint a zinc top plate...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-31-2018
Replies: 126
Views: 5,872
Posted By sanmich
You want the absolute toughest? the one that will...

You want the absolute toughest? the one that will laugh at the sand you want to throw at it?

If you are ok with compromising on the SLR part, and 35mm is ok as the almost sole lens:

Nikonos V
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-31-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 903
Posted By sanmich
Leica M6 Bubble-itis

Hi everyone

My black M6 has a BAD case of paint bubbling on the top plate.
I have decided to buy a new top, and found a chrome one for what seems as a nice price (100 euros).
This new (used) top has...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-18-2018
Replies: 75
Views: 2,948
Posted By sanmich
since we are talking F4's... Are there serials...

since we are talking F4's...
Are there serials known not to develop LCD leaks?
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-16-2018
Replies: 122
Views: 19,536
Posted By sanmich
Until proven otherwise, I don't really buy the...

Until proven otherwise, I don't really buy the "much improved optical results" thing.
With every new lens we are told the same and when there are differences they are usually small.
The size,...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-30-2018
Replies: 108
Views: 7,252
Posted By sanmich
What about 0.58x and 0.85x finders?

What about 0.58x and 0.85x finders?
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-29-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 948
Posted By sanmich
Probably a faulty hood. Mine are great, both on...

Probably a faulty hood.
Mine are great, both on the summicron and on the elmarit asph.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 03-25-2018
Replies: 71
Views: 4,408
Posted By sanmich
"...the ideal product that fulfills all of your...

"...the ideal product that fulfills all of your needs..."
I need my two hands free to shoot a camera, you genius.
Forum: RFF Polls 03-11-2018
Replies: 109
Views: 9,881
Posted By sanmich
Thanks Robert damn! I didn't really understand...

Thanks Robert
damn!
I didn't really understand what is the situation regrading M6 classics and MPs.
Is their electronic simpler?
Are they even related? in terms of functionality, they are closely...
Forum: RFF Polls 03-11-2018
Replies: 109
Views: 9,881
Posted By sanmich
Seriously??? :eek: that's really surprising from...

Seriously??? :eek:

that's really surprising from Leica on such a young camera.
How solid is this info?
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-11-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 874
Posted By sanmich
deleted....

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Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-11-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 874
Posted By sanmich
Thanks all for the answers. I remember now that...

Thanks all for the answers.
I remember now that the most difficult with the Zeiss was shooting a 28mm with these inner pieces of dotted frame. I couldn't get a snappy mind picture of the image.
So...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-09-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 874
Posted By sanmich
suggestions for an uncluttered 24/25mm finder

I have just received a ZM 25mm.
This is the second time I'm trying this FL.
Last time I had the Zeiss finder which, beside being beautifully made, a bit big, and optically excellent, drove me nuts...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-27-2018
Replies: 145
Views: 6,975
Posted By sanmich
I was about to try TX @1600 in Diafine. How...

I was about to try TX @1600 in Diafine.
How Tmax3200 should compare to it?

also, if I remember correctly, either delta or Tmax was said to be actually a 1600 ISO film, and 3200 is already a one step...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-23-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 1,868
Posted By sanmich
all the Hexar, Canon ltm, big Fuji etc. The...

all the Hexar, Canon ltm, big Fuji etc.
The article about the FSU LTM lens to flange distance.
everything is good there...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-22-2018
Replies: 145
Views: 6,975
Posted By sanmich
A new disc film camera!! YEAH!

A new disc film camera!! YEAH!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-21-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 949
Posted By sanmich
0.58x and be done with it. 35 is a breeze, even...

0.58x and be done with it.
35 is a breeze, even 28 is manageable.
50 is a bit too small for my taste, but I can live with it.
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 02-16-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 2,144
Posted By sanmich
How about a hood?

How about a hood?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-15-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 703
Posted By sanmich
A few years ago the answer I received was: "you...

A few years ago the answer I received was: "you can't. Leica only gives a 0.58 RF against a scrapped one".
I really wish that changed. I can't wait to have a 0.58 M2 or M4 :-)
Maybe ask DAG?
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-29-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 912
Posted By sanmich
Hey Bob. Thanks for the details, and the...

Hey Bob. Thanks for the details, and the offer.
Unfortunately we are missing Ann Arbor since 2010 ;-)
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-29-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 912
Posted By sanmich
I had the Nokton 35 1.2 II and found it too heavy...

I had the Nokton 35 1.2 II and found it too heavy for my taste.
I didn't like the size, but the weight was more a problem (and my difficulties to focus it accurately)
[Edit] I have the Hexanon 90mm...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-29-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 912
Posted By sanmich
Thanks!....

Thanks!....
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-29-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 912
Posted By sanmich
35mm 1.4 ZM distagon size

Hi everyone
I have that itch to try that lens but its apparent size is a deterrent (along with the price if I don't like it)
Unfortunately I can't try it in flesh, and I find only few pictures of it...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-27-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 1,479
Posted By sanmich
Well, thanks for the suggestion about consulting...

Well, thanks for the suggestion about consulting an ophthalmologist.
I'll try that.
Meanwhile, I wonder if someone else experience the same way of seeing the upper horizontal line tilting CW and CCW...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-27-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 1,479
Posted By sanmich
Sorry ,I forgot to mention: Leica Ms...

Sorry ,I forgot to mention: Leica Ms...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-27-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 1,479
Posted By sanmich
How do you keep the sea from streaming rightwards?

I have a problem with horizontality. :(
I thought it was a gear problem, but it isn't.
When I play with the left-right position of my eye the upper line of my frame on which I usually try to...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-18-2018
Replies: 687
Views: 86,454
Posted By sanmich
Nice, France. 2016.

Nice, France. 2016.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-09-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 1,600
Posted By sanmich
WHAT?? Leica doesn't hold part for TTLs?? ...

WHAT??
Leica doesn't hold part for TTLs?? :eek:
what about the classic?
Forum: RFF Polls 01-06-2018
Replies: 109
Views: 9,881
Posted By sanmich
I would love the M5 finder if I was a Picasso and...

I would love the M5 finder if I was a Picasso and my nose was 3 cm to the left of its current location.
I really love the finder placing on the extreme right of the camera on all the other Ms (and...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-04-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 1,322
Posted By sanmich
I think the only strong point for the asph is its...

I think the only strong point for the asph is its size.
If you can live with a slightly bigger lens, I would save money and get a Konica Hex 28mm.
If you want to enjoy a tiny killer, get the asph.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-31-2017
Replies: 37
Views: 1,311
Posted By sanmich
I guess we have to find the tools adapted to our...

I guess we have to find the tools adapted to our limitations.
I try to carry light due to back pain.
I start to have slight vision problems and my plan when it gets worse is to either switch back to...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 12-12-2017
Replies: 32
Views: 4,942
Posted By sanmich
Tom was a real gentleman, and is missed.

Tom was a real gentleman, and is missed.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-30-2017
Replies: 124
Views: 7,045
Posted By sanmich
A super clean M4 with new curtains, CLA, etc...

A super clean M4 with new curtains, CLA, etc would cost about half the cost of an MA, AND use the older, more accurate frames, AND will open my IXMOOs.
even if I had the cash, I would pass.
black...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-15-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 1,990
Posted By sanmich
if your MFD issues are mostly outdoors, keep your...

if your MFD issues are mostly outdoors, keep your lux and add a skopar?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-20-2017
Replies: 34
Views: 2,660
Posted By sanmich
Theoretical sharpness of the lens is not the...

Theoretical sharpness of the lens is not the whole story.
Yes, the mju lens is really good.
but the point of focus is so uncontrollable that it makes it a moot point.
I have had a few Mju2, and I...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-11-2017
Replies: 97
Views: 5,633
Posted By sanmich
With so many guns around, and so many gun...

With so many guns around, and so many gun violence, I think that the average cop do have serious reasons to fear for their lives, which dramatically increases the chances of (deadly) mistakes.
If...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-09-2017
Replies: 97
Views: 5,633
Posted By sanmich
It makes sense that fear is higher in a country...

It makes sense that fear is higher in a country where so many tripods are around and with so weak a regulation. As long as people think that owning a tripod is a basic right, accidents will happen...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-11-2017
Replies: 17
Views: 990
Posted By sanmich
writing on the cassette directly is fine when the...

writing on the cassette directly is fine when the finish is gone and it is all brassed.
A good part of mine are very dark, if not black...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-10-2017
Replies: 17
Views: 990
Posted By sanmich
Thanks gentlemen, Erik, writing the film on the...

Thanks gentlemen,
Erik, writing the film on the leader is a problem since I rewind the film totally in the cassette for safety
I use about four types of film, and they end up with two times in D-76...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-10-2017
Replies: 17
Views: 990
Posted By sanmich
IXMOO question

Instinctively, I went to Tom's page...
Damn... :(


ok then...
Brace yourselves. This is a strong contender for the first world problem olympics!

How to you mark the film that you use in your...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 08-03-2017
Replies: 44
Views: 4,716
Posted By sanmich
Nice article, but he mention wrongly selenium...

Nice article, but he mention wrongly selenium meters...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-01-2017
Replies: 34
Views: 1,805
Posted By sanmich
I would be concerned about the tape leaving some...

I would be concerned about the tape leaving some residue on the batteries, and lowering the surface conductivity.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 07-21-2017
Replies: 247
Views: 19,708
Posted By sanmich
Most ideas about camera value depreciation are as...

Most ideas about camera value depreciation are as obsolete as the film cameras they were built upon.
In terms of value depreciation digital cameras should be compared to computers
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-13-2017
Replies: 141
Views: 8,045
Posted By sanmich
Look at the bright side: You sent a modern...

Look at the bright side:
You sent a modern camera, you have back a collectible. :D

Seriously. They are awful. It's not only the delays, the fact that several different people with "customer...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 06-24-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 1,082
Posted By sanmich
Thanks for all the tips!

Thanks for all the tips!
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 06-22-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 1,082
Posted By sanmich
Nikonos 35mm 2.8- weird questions

I am thinking of using a Nikonos V+35mm to get beach pictures from the water. But then I have some how-to questions:

1- I guess that when the front glass is totally dry, or totally immersed,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-16-2017
Replies: 46
Views: 2,209
Posted By sanmich
Maybe tell them to send the item, and once...

Maybe tell them to send the item, and once received, you can use any unsafe payment they wish to.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-30-2017
Replies: 64
Views: 4,090
Posted By sanmich
I would have loved the M5 if my nose was on the...

I would have loved the M5 if my nose was on the left side of my face and not stupidly stuck right between my eyes.
Forum: Travel 05-14-2017
Replies: 120
Views: 8,332
Posted By sanmich
So, how does that work?? I already checked my...

So, how does that work??
I already checked my luggage, I pass the security, and there, the lady tells me that my water bottle, the scissors my kid forgot in her bag, and my 10k$ of leica gear go to...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-13-2017
Replies: 38
Views: 2,298
Posted By sanmich
I was kidding. of course a 40 isn't a 35. But the...

I was kidding. of course a 40 isn't a 35.
But the 40 f/2 is so good on all accounts, that I have chosen to use it instead of a 35.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-13-2017
Replies: 38
Views: 2,298
Posted By sanmich
for the FM3a money, you could get both an FM2 and...

for the FM3a money, you could get both an FM2 and an FE2.
About the lens: the best 35 is the VC 40mm f/2 (and the ergonomics are great)
The 28 2.8 AIS is great too, although it can flare.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-06-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 1,489
Posted By sanmich
Too formal. I had the regular black. You only...

Too formal. I had the regular black. You only live once! :p
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-06-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 1,489
Posted By sanmich
Thanks! I just placed an order

Thanks!
I just placed an order
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-06-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 1,489
Posted By sanmich
Is there any new take on the subject? New cameras...

Is there any new take on the subject?
New cameras to protect...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 03-28-2017
Replies: 246
Views: 82,892
Posted By sanmich
Are these ltm Nikkors different than their...

Are these ltm Nikkors different than their contemporary couterparts in F mount? (f/2, f/1.4)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-22-2017
Replies: 77
Views: 6,014
Posted By sanmich
Sharpest? 55 micro nikkor 40mm f/2...

Sharpest?
55 micro nikkor
40mm f/2 Voigtlander

The voigtlander is a fantastic combination of focal length, optical quality, size and ergonomics overall.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 03-17-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 2,913
Posted By sanmich
The more you help (Thanks!), the more I...

The more you help (Thanks!), the more I understand I am using my scanner like a neanderthal :)
Calibration? I had to google it...:bang:
Do you mean with a calibration slide?

My workflow is:
Feed the...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 03-16-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 2,913
Posted By sanmich
I was talking about the Brightness in the color...

I was talking about the Brightness in the color tab. I wasn't aware of the RBG exposure setting. I'll look at it next time I scan.
But I wonder how it works, since I am scanning from...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 03-14-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 2,913
Posted By sanmich
Thanks to all for the answers! :) I know that...

Thanks to all for the answers! :)



I know that vuescan set the basic exposure automatically, but with time the picture got increasigly bright (it's BW negative), so unless I am getting...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 03-14-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 2,913
Posted By sanmich
Does my Coolscan need cleaning?

I have a Coolscan 5000 since 2010, that I have never opened and cleaned.
I wonder if it is due...

I keep it in a zipped camera bag with silicagel.
The exposure on vuescan went slowly from 1 to about...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 03-13-2017
Replies: 69
Views: 5,813
Posted By sanmich
It's French for "citrouille"

It's French for "citrouille"
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-21-2017
Replies: 38
Views: 1,713
Posted By sanmich
My issue with reloading is that you loose the...

My issue with reloading is that you loose the last frame. I don't care not using all the potential film, but not knowing which frame is the last one, and loosing it is a bummer.
When I try to save it...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 01-06-2017
Replies: 354
Sticky: RIP Tom A
Views: 51,578
Posted By sanmich
This is very sad news. My condoleances to Tom's...

This is very sad news. My condoleances to Tom's family.
Tom was a gentleman, kind, helpful.
It always surprises me a bit how communities like this one are able to create a real sense of connection...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-03-2017
Replies: 48
Views: 10,984
Posted By sanmich
but was it chrome, black paint, or black chrome...

but was it chrome, black paint, or black chrome brass? :rolleyes:
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-03-2017
Replies: 48
Views: 10,984
Posted By sanmich
The one thing I find weird about the MA is that...

The one thing I find weird about the MA is that "they" put a slot in the speed dial (eating a good chunk of the "4"), but never came out with a modern leicameter...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 12-31-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 1,148
Posted By sanmich
Material for scratch protection

Hi

I am looking for the material used in the transparent covers that once sold as protections to cameras (top and baseplate)
I think that apart of being transparent, the main characteristic would be...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-17-2016
Replies: 185
Views: 23,926
Posted By sanmich
It's really in the owner's mind, and about his...

It's really in the owner's mind, and about his wallet.
I'm thinking of moving the other way around:
The MP is certainly a great camera, but for me, an M6 is almost as good (I have the 0.58 MP), at...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-06-2016
Replies: 31
Views: 2,335
Posted By sanmich
two different issues: 1- the magnification:...

two different issues:
1- the magnification: better look for a 058x body if you like wides
2- scratches: Not a reason to buy something over something else: you can add a protection (DAG) or ask the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-09-2016
Replies: 28
Views: 1,670
Posted By sanmich
Thanks! :)

Thanks! :)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-08-2016
Replies: 28
Views: 1,670
Posted By sanmich
I just realized that I don't fully understand how...

I just realized that I don't fully understand how AI works.
If it is meant to tell the camera what is the maximum aperture, the one the metering s done with, how come it moves with the aperture...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-08-2016
Replies: 21
Views: 2,312
Posted By sanmich
Last update: After specifically asking several...

Last update:
After specifically asking several times NOT to ship back to me the camera, (with no answers to my mails), since I'm going to be in the US next month, obviously they just did that: sent...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-07-2016
Replies: 28
Views: 1,670
Posted By sanmich
You are right. But then again, don't forget...

You are right.
But then again, don't forget slides...
And tell that to the people advocating shooting TX at ISO 320.
And to all of us listening to all the marketing BS about metering precision .. :)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-07-2016
Replies: 28
Views: 1,670
Posted By sanmich
Interesting, but it looks wrong at first...

Interesting, but it looks wrong at first glance.
For starters, on my f/1.8 lenses, the cut is at f/8+2/3 (clearly close to f/11) and it's exactly the same on my f/2 lens (not Nikkor).
My 1.4 lens...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-07-2016
Replies: 28
Views: 1,670
Posted By sanmich
Usually, you set the ISO dial based on the film,...

Usually, you set the ISO dial based on the film, not on the lens...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-07-2016
Replies: 28
Views: 1,670
Posted By sanmich
have a look...

have a look here:
https://richardhaw.com/2016/01/21/diy-ai-conversion/

It's really interesting that they manipulated the aperture reading that way.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-07-2016
Replies: 28
Views: 1,670
Posted By sanmich
The crazy thing about Nikon metering

Exploring the possibility of converting non AI lenses to AI I have found that f/2 and f/1.8 have the exact same AI settings.
That means essentially that Nikon disregards a 1/3 step difference in...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-07-2016
Replies: 1
Views: 475
Posted By sanmich
Nikkor rubber bands

What do you do when the rubber band on your old Nikkor lens dries out and needs replacement?
Any source for replacements? even not original...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-19-2016
Replies: 165
Views: 9,771
Posted By sanmich
I got excellent email answers until I sent the...

I got excellent email answers until I sent the camera.
After my current experience there, I'd rather try to learn German to ship to Wetzlar than ship again to NJ.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-19-2016
Replies: 165
Views: 9,771
Posted By sanmich
My M7 is with Leica NJ as we speak. Never...

My M7 is with Leica NJ as we speak.
Never again.:bang:
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-29-2016
Replies: 21
Views: 2,312
Posted By sanmich
I won't put personal info here for obvious...

I won't put personal info here for obvious reasons, but let me contact you if I don't receive an answer to today's email?

thanks for the help!

Incidentally, how are you connected?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-29-2016
Replies: 21
Views: 2,312
Posted By sanmich
What's wrong with me?

Apparently, I'm being totally unrealistic

After a few very kind mails about upgrading my M7 DX reader to the optical reader (free of charge), I sent the camera to Leica NJ and it was received there...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-08-2016
Replies: 53
Views: 6,398
Posted By sanmich
Is the polyester base more rigid/elastic ? I...

Is the polyester base more rigid/elastic ?
I still think that once an Ixmoo opens, the film acts as a spiral spring.
During the winding, in some cases the films slips.
Thin and rigid base makes...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-07-2016
Replies: 53
Views: 6,398
Posted By sanmich
The tulip pulls the film as it is fed by the...

The tulip pulls the film as it is fed by the sprocket wheel, but doesn't pull the film from the canister.
Slippage is there to allow for different rotational speed as film adds on the spool.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-06-2016
Replies: 53
Views: 6,398
Posted By sanmich
I just checked with a piece of film. I put the...

I just checked with a piece of film.
I put the film in the sprockets and closed the door.
Then I wound the camera while pushing on the film in the canister chamber.
The film easily slides over the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-05-2016
Replies: 53
Views: 6,398
Posted By sanmich
I thought of doing that but was concerned by the...

I thought of doing that but was concerned by the possibility of scratches
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-05-2016
Replies: 53
Views: 6,398
Posted By sanmich
Gabor, On my M2, it's not a spring but two small...

Gabor,
On my M2, it's not a spring but two small rods pushing each against the film in the area of the sprocket wheel.
Maybe later models are different?
at any rate, I think this mechanism may fail...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-05-2016
Replies: 53
Views: 6,398
Posted By sanmich
makes sense actually. And maybe it happens with...

makes sense actually.
And maybe it happens with cassettes that are too full, putting some pressure forward on the film (through the opening that in contrary of regular cassettes offers no resistance...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-05-2016
Replies: 53
Views: 6,398
Posted By sanmich
wow. I could have written the same exact post,...

wow. I could have written the same exact post, with an M6.
I sent it to DAG to fix the problem, but I'm not sure it did.
It happenned only with IXMOOs, which is puzzling.
I was using an M2 baseplate...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-31-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 1,606
Posted By sanmich
For me, the great thing about these meters (and...

For me, the great thing about these meters (and the meters of the Nikon F/F2 for example) is the ability to measure and adjust the camera without lifting it, then bring it to your eye only to compose...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-18-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 4,162
Posted By sanmich
The FE2 "actually works" without foams. Do you...

The FE2 "actually works" without foams. Do you refer to long term wear?



How?

Thanks!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-18-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 4,162
Posted By sanmich
Is the mirror damper really necessary?

After having cleaned all the gooey foam left on my "new" FE2, I am reluctant to install that time bomb again so close to the camera screen.

I know that the foam in the door traps may well not be...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-29-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 1,678
Posted By sanmich
Ultron 40mm f/2 versions

I became interested in this lens, but can't really understand the different versions.
I think there are at least three of them based on their focus ring: 1- chrome, 2- rubber, 3- scalloped...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 06-22-2016
Replies: 12
Views: 1,411
Posted By sanmich
In the bakelite case, they are not only heavy...

In the bakelite case, they are not only heavy things, they are also noisy.
I use old kodak opaque plastic canisters.
notice that the IXMOOs are not 100% light tight, so I don't use the modern TX...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-03-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 2,051
Posted By sanmich
so it's one of the issues with the older...

so it's one of the issues with the older electrical DX reader?
I wonder if Leica is still replacing them free of charge...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-01-2016
Replies: 31
Views: 6,793
Posted By sanmich
it doesn't seem to be true for the 3200 ISO...

it doesn't seem to be true for the 3200 ISO films, so why should it be true for 400 ISO?
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 05-25-2016
Replies: 11
Views: 2,479
Posted By sanmich
All Konica KM lenses are real winners.

All Konica KM lenses are real winners.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-23-2016
Replies: 50
Views: 6,327
Posted By sanmich
About magnification, it really depends if you...

About magnification, it really depends if you wear glasses.
about frame accuracy, pre-M6 Leicas are the way to go.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-20-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 945
Posted By sanmich
I have a bunch of them (not for sale) Honestly,...

I have a bunch of them (not for sale)
Honestly, if you are limited on budget, don't.
they are nice but very expensive.
find a way to get used cassettes from a lab.
Or ask a friend who is developing...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-19-2016
Replies: 53
Views: 2,833
Posted By sanmich
For me, the MA should have been a hybrid shutter...

For me, the MA should have been a hybrid shutter thing: AE, electronic speeds, and mechanical backup on most of the range (ok, you can keep out slow speeds)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-19-2016
Replies: 3
Views: 961
Posted By sanmich
the price for cheap camera is going to skyrocket...

the price for cheap camera is going to skyrocket ;)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-19-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 3,135
Posted By sanmich
in my case, winding manually while the motor is...

in my case, winding manually while the motor is attached is much less smooth than without it. It is also noisier. I don't really know why...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-18-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 3,135
Posted By sanmich
All normal Mode II is quicker than I. I think I...

All normal
Mode II is quicker than I.
I think I remember that it's strongly advised not to fight the recoil to achieve continuous shooting.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-12-2016
Replies: 3
Views: 712
Posted By sanmich
If you have lots of negatives, you may want to...

If you have lots of negatives, you may want to keep the scanner just to still have the capacity to process them. Just an idea...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-11-2016
Replies: 55
Views: 6,391
Posted By sanmich
I can't help but think that if Leica wanted to...

I can't help but think that if Leica wanted to introduce a new film camera, they should have done something in the lines of the FM3a: hybrid shutter, allowing both auto and mechanical speeds.
Form...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-07-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 1,024
Posted By sanmich
Thanks Mike. Good talking to you from time to...

Thanks Mike. Good talking to you from time to time :)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-07-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 1,024
Posted By sanmich
Thanks for the answers. about the DYI thing: I...

Thanks for the answers.
about the DYI thing: I just plan to see if there is something mechanically blocking the solenoid from working, and that is only if I can reach it easily.

I do understand the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-06-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 1,024
Posted By sanmich
M7 repair: DYI, NJ or Solms??

I have bought an M7 with a problem: the second curtain isn't firing at the electronic speeds. Otherwise, everything looks good.

So first, does someone knows how to access the solenoids that release...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 04-26-2016
Replies: 373
Views: 41,616
Posted By sanmich
wonderful street portraits, Michael. How do you...

wonderful street portraits, Michael.
How do you compare this lens to the Nokton that you had?
IQ? ergonomics?
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 04-16-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 1,402
Posted By sanmich
same story here. Severely backfocussing on...

same story here.
Severely backfocussing on arrival.
after a visit at the tech it's now ok.
I really wander how cosina still can't get their QC right after all these years.
It's not rocket science...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-02-2016
Replies: 19
Views: 2,164
Posted By sanmich
Is the black color of the frame in the camera...

Is the black color of the frame in the camera intact?
it does look like systematic reflections from a frame.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-31-2016
Replies: 3
Views: 2,151
Posted By sanmich
Nikon F3P vs F3/T

Which one and why?

In my experience the prism on the regular F3/F3HP is pretty fragile.
Both special model sort this out with a prism cover made in Titanium.
Given that, which one would be the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-28-2016
Replies: 43
Views: 4,541
Posted By sanmich
and I was thinking of treating myself with an...

and I was thinking of treating myself with an F4...:rolleyes:
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 03-27-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 1,675
Posted By sanmich
Thanks, I'm not sure I get it: the upper and...

Thanks,
I'm not sure I get it: the upper and lower sprockets seem in line, and running horizontally.
but there is a lot of play back and forth in the shaft...
Is it what you describe?
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 03-27-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 1,675
Posted By sanmich
Rollei 35 uneven frame spacing

I am now trying my second Rollei 35 (a 35T, had an S a few years ago), and again, I get uneven frame spacing, sometimes to the point of frames touching each other.
It drives me nuts because of...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 03-27-2016
Replies: 46
Views: 24,821
Posted By sanmich
Thanks for the review Roland. the 1.4 is an...

Thanks for the review Roland.
the 1.4 is an incredibly good lens in terms of resolution.
The distortion made me sell it.
I have now a Nokton 1.5. I hope it's better in that field, but I'm not sure.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 03-22-2016
Replies: 33
Views: 2,506
Posted By sanmich
2+2 35+50 or 28+50 unless I know exactly what to...

2+2
35+50 or 28+50
unless I know exactly what to expect, and I reduce to 1+1
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-18-2016
Replies: 38
Views: 3,260
Posted By sanmich
I'd sure get an F3T for much less.

I'd sure get an F3T for much less.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-28-2016
Replies: 45
Views: 4,115
Posted By sanmich
Stalin was a fascist. (just trying to help on the...

Stalin was a fascist.
(just trying to help on the zorky political views:D)
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-16-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 2,161
Posted By sanmich
Sometimes that's not that easy. for instance,...

Sometimes that's not that easy. for instance, their hood for wides blocks the corners on a 28mm
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-16-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 2,161
Posted By sanmich
Hoods - what were they thinking?

Am I the only one to be really put off by some of Leica's lenses just due to the size of their hoods?

I'm thinking:
Summilux 35 asph pre-FLE
28mm Summicron, and older elmarits

I see these lenses,...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-14-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 1,198
Posted By sanmich
the meter placement is mechanical, so I guess it...

the meter placement is mechanical, so I guess it is in place, just not measuring.
I would go for something sticky close to the needle/interfering with the needle.
I've also seen case where the...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-09-2016
Replies: 69
Views: 7,584
Posted By sanmich
Not even talking about the price. How is it...

Not even talking about the price.
How is it better than, say, an epson V800?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-30-2016
Replies: 26
Views: 3,404
Posted By sanmich
failing to have the teeth bite into the film will...

failing to have the teeth bite into the film will yield one of the most catastrophic incident in Leica-dom:
36 poses tightly rolled into a nearly inaccessible spool (the older removable spool helps...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-13-2016
Replies: 104
Views: 9,899
Posted By sanmich
any particular reason why "only Leica" Not...

any particular reason why "only Leica"
Not arguing, really. Just curious...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 01-12-2016
Replies: 39
Views: 4,638
Posted By sanmich
What this forum needs is an anvil porn thread

What this forum needs is an anvil porn thread
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-12-2016
Replies: 36
Views: 3,511
Posted By sanmich
At the risk of hijacking the thread, is there a...

At the risk of hijacking the thread, is there a place that still has original parts for bronica ETRS gear?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-09-2016
Replies: 64
Views: 4,009
Posted By sanmich
the baseplate does the opening work, pushing the...

the baseplate does the opening work, pushing the casette lock when put in place, then the rotation of the baseplate lock opens the cassette
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-09-2016
Replies: 64
Views: 4,009
Posted By sanmich
IXMOOs will fit any leica (Barnacks and Ms) up to...

IXMOOs will fit any leica (Barnacks and Ms) up to early M6s (not the M5)
Filcas are for almost all Barnacks (not the super early ones)
that is, if they are working as they should
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-06-2016
Replies: 0
Views: 550
Posted By sanmich
repair/parts for Bronica?

I know Bronica went belly up, but would there be a repair place specializing and having parts for them?
I have a AE III prism that needs some love.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-02-2016
Replies: 126
Views: 11,204
Posted By sanmich
The leica M2 has a purr when winding and...

The leica M2 has a purr when winding and releasing the trigger, unmatched by my other cameras.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-12-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 1,123
Posted By sanmich
I might be mistaken but it looks like a repaint...

I might be mistaken but it looks like a repaint to me.
not that 700 usd for such a camera is a bad deal. On the contrary...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-07-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 6,138
Posted By sanmich
I have the elmarit asph and the hexanon. I don't...

I have the elmarit asph and the hexanon.
I don't think I can see any difference in sharpness.
The elmarit is smaller and I like the ergonomics better.
The hexanon is better built. more solid. I...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-28-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 1,300
Posted By sanmich
Thanks interesting ... the two stage developers...

Thanks

interesting ... the two stage developers being more sensitive to emulsion irregularities..
I did have some issues with particles in emofin, but they are gone now that I filter every time...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-28-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 1,300
Posted By sanmich
Not really third world countries, but since it's...

Not really third world countries, but since it's a cumulative process, and the film had a few rounds "unprotected"...

My feeling is that it is on the whole film at one degree or another, but the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-28-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 1,300
Posted By sanmich
Thanks Erik!

Thanks Erik!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-28-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 1,300
Posted By sanmich
Thanks Marek. It's 35mm... I really hope it's not...

Thanks Marek. It's 35mm...
I really hope it's not xrays (other films might have been damaged)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-28-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 1,300
Posted By sanmich
what should I look for?

what should I look for?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-28-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 1,300
Posted By sanmich
Thanks guys. I guess it's not the fix since the...

Thanks guys.
I guess it's not the fix since the film was clear.
Bromide drag doesn't seem likely with processing with rotation.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-28-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 1,300
Posted By sanmich
what?

Hi

I got these frames ruined by something I don't understand.
any idea what it could be?
HP5.
process: Emofin (rotation)/ Tetenal fixer (a bit old, but looks functional)
the film did pass some...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 11-05-2015
Replies: 52
Views: 4,487
Posted By sanmich
yes I had the same issue with a brand new...

yes

I had the same issue with a brand new summicron 50.
it happenned to be the rear black paint that was glossy, and reflected strong lights just at the edge of the field. Nothing that the hood...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-05-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 2,135
Posted By sanmich
If it happened only once, I would guess something...

If it happened only once, I would guess something in the processing went wrong.
I see that the line is apparent between frames too, and not very well defined. like a drag of chemical.
Maybe shoot a...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 11-05-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,405
Posted By sanmich
maybe the combination of size and price makes it...

maybe the combination of size and price makes it unattractive when compared with the Summilux and the Nokton?
Forum: Leica SL 10-22-2015
Replies: 273
Views: 19,368
Posted By sanmich
not when the lens is longer than your arm...

not when the lens is longer than your arm...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 10-12-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 997
Posted By sanmich
develop for 200 ISO? if the wasn't too contrasty,...

develop for 200 ISO?
if the wasn't too contrasty, and your exposure was good, you shoud be ok.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 10-07-2015
Replies: 80
Views: 5,414
Posted By sanmich
My book becoming a collector item. Maybe I should...

My book becoming a collector item.
Maybe I should start with actually producing a book?
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 09-04-2015
Replies: 97
Views: 17,976
Posted By sanmich
Obviously, no one (decent, I mean) can stay...

Obviously, no one (decent, I mean) can stay indifferent to this picture.
What I wonder is if that kind of image can shake people only when they feel personally under menace by the problem.
Would Nick...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-03-2015
Replies: 58
Views: 5,667
Posted By sanmich
A selfie with the Kardashians?

A selfie with the Kardashians?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-26-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 2,213
Posted By sanmich
it would be the perfect SLR if the finder was not...

it would be the perfect SLR if the finder was not so uncomfortable with glasses (the whole FM/FE series).
F/F2/F3 is much better but bigger/heavier
Oly OM is just perfect :-)
Forum: Travel 08-26-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 3,296
Posted By sanmich
a 12 months trip with a carry on only? just wow!

a 12 months trip with a carry on only?
just wow!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-27-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 2,230
Posted By sanmich
I tried to calculate this (I've seen this problem...

I tried to calculate this (I've seen this problem on several cameras):
36mm frame at 1/50 sec gives a physical speed of 1800 mm/sec
to get a 1/1000 exposure, the slit is therefore 1.8mm
any dirt...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-15-2015
Replies: 45
Views: 3,683
Posted By sanmich
When I saw the title, I thought it was a trade...

When I saw the title, I thought it was a trade offer.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-11-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 2,054
Posted By sanmich
what's wrong with girls?

what's wrong with girls?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-09-2015
Replies: 51
Views: 8,765
Posted By sanmich
I had the front element of my 1936 nickel summar...

I had the front element of my 1936 nickel summar repolished and it makes a world of difference.
very sharp and pleasant lens.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-06-2015
Replies: 61
Views: 6,551
Posted By sanmich
does it still qualifies as black paint?? ...

does it still qualifies as black paint?? :eek:

my graal would be a BP M2-R
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-02-2015
Replies: 0
Views: 840
Posted By sanmich
Tamarkin fall rare camera auction

Did someone here ever sold through this auction?
How was your experience?
(I know Tamarkin as a seller. I'm asking specifically about selling a collectible through their auction)

Thanks!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-01-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,065
Posted By sanmich
I bought one. It's not bad. The only trouble is...

I bought one. It's not bad. The only trouble is that the piece is like a C-shape spring, so when you attach it, it open slightly. I don't use it so far, but I'll give it a try.
Their advantage is...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-29-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 593
Posted By sanmich
do you mean the barrel shaped mask in the...

do you mean the barrel shaped mask in the VF?
that's a small piece that can be installed instead of the rectangular one.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-28-2015
Replies: 48
Views: 10,984
Posted By sanmich
for me there are two major differeences: 1- the...

for me there are two major differeences:

1- the price
2- the larger frames in the M4

if you want black, the price of the M4 is higher. But a clean M4-P will still fill the bill for much much less.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-25-2015
Replies: 165
Views: 14,273
Posted By sanmich
Thanks sir, but really, why would I rain on your...

Thanks sir, but really, why would I rain on your parade? :)
You were happy to meet someone you admire, and nice enough to share it with us. all the rest, in particular my opinion on Mr Chomsky is...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-25-2015
Replies: 165
Views: 14,273
Posted By sanmich
Perfectly right, Raid. I'll erase my posts which...

Perfectly right, Raid.
I'll erase my posts which are irrelevant.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-17-2015
Replies: 71
Views: 9,966
Posted By sanmich
Thanks Rick Not perfect, but not bad ;-)

Thanks Rick
Not perfect, but not bad ;-)
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-10-2015
Replies: 71
Views: 9,966
Posted By sanmich
You could try Marc Nicolas in France for...

You could try Marc Nicolas in France for repolishing:
http://www.nicorep.fr/
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-10-2015
Replies: 71
Views: 9,966
Posted By sanmich
Just a shameless plug (mine is for sale in the...

Just a shameless plug (mine is for sale in the classifieds)

I'm a bit surprised by the very low contrast on yours Vince. Although it is indeed low contrast, as long as you don't have a light source...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-16-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 1,228
Posted By sanmich
Wasn't the hex 28 pretty much a copy of the last...

Wasn't the hex 28 pretty much a copy of the last pre-asph elmarit?
maybe an elmarit diagram could help?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-16-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,159
Posted By sanmich
Vince, you got the M2 adapted right?

Vince, you got the M2 adapted right?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-15-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 972
Posted By sanmich
about the frame size, there is the question of...

about the frame size, there is the question of the M4P generation: brass top (larger, old type frames) or Zinc top (new, smaller, M6 and later size)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-15-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,159
Posted By sanmich
:-) Yeah I heard that. OTOH, it would open the...

:-)
Yeah I heard that. OTOH, it would open the IXMOOs
I played with the idea of getting an early M winder (early M6 period) but decided against it mostly to get the grip.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-15-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,159
Posted By sanmich
well, that was my thinking too, but Nikon solved...

well, that was my thinking too, but Nikon solved the issue with the F2, right? and Olympus with the OM1?
I even see a winder for the R6.
How did they do it there??



Thanks, Tom. good idea! I am not...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-15-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,159
Posted By sanmich
The strange case of the leica motor

I just got a leica motor M.
Some things I like about it, some really puzzle me.

The form is good, the grip adds a nice feeling to the camera. I am sure it will be nice to have when I get my new...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-15-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 1,054
Posted By sanmich
and replacing an MP door with an M6 one? I so...

and replacing an MP door with an M6 one?
I so hate the cheap MP ISO dial...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-10-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 2,406
Posted By sanmich
Digital and 10 char

Digital and 10 char
Forum: Optics Theory - 03-02-2015
Replies: 46
Views: 12,103
Posted By sanmich
Thanks for the test Jon the pre asph looks...

Thanks for the test Jon
the pre asph looks disappointing.
I would have loved to see what the Nokton 1.2 can say about all this ;)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-18-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 897
Posted By sanmich
Thanks very much for all the answers. If all...

Thanks very much for all the answers.
If all machines works the same, I guess there is no point driving the lab people nuts with my funny questions :)
I'll ship to the lab that I used so far, in...
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