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Forum: Photography General Interest 06-22-2019
Replies: 76
Views: 2,554
Posted By maitani
a Bessa 667 or 667w (or the fuji equivalents to...

a Bessa 667 or 667w (or the fuji equivalents to them)

6x7 and 6x6 in one package
stunning lens
whisper silent shutter
a moder day makina easy to use as a Leica M7
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-24-2018
Replies: 445
Views: 13,945
Posted By maitani
had high hopes on this one, imo the M10 and M10p...

had high hopes on this one, imo the M10 and M10p are great with no weakness, besides price.

the M10D did 2 things wrong. dummy film advance is a no-go, iso dial should be on the back.

i would be...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-04-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 1,686
Posted By maitani
It's never too late to discover the M8, still...

It's never too late to discover the M8, still within my top 3 digitals every made.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-06-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 1,465
Posted By maitani
almost certain it is an m10 with taped red dot,...

almost certain it is an m10 with taped red dot,
for the look of the viewfinder window
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-02-2018
Replies: 151
Views: 8,001
Posted By maitani
glad I never sold my M7alc

glad I never sold my M7alc
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 03-02-2018
Replies: 122
Views: 20,050
Posted By maitani
very nice, looking forward to this one. the...

very nice, looking forward to this one. the original is a 'double-aspherical' design, curious if cosina will put also 2 aspheres, and also curious on the lens construction, if it has the dimensions...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-29-2017
Replies: 77
Views: 4,403
Posted By maitani
raid, i'd have a look at a used Leica T(L),...

raid, i'd have a look at a used Leica T(L), should be obtainable at around 800 used, 1,5 crop and very good 16mp sensor. i use mine regularly for almost 2 years now, and it's an ideal walkaround...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-01-2017
Replies: 128
Views: 12,940
Posted By maitani
how about a TL2 Leica, modern cmos, fast camera,...

how about a TL2 Leica, modern cmos, fast camera, silent shutter, great hi-iso, enough dr and resolution to work with, add an an m adapter and you're ready. keep the M9 for umatched daylight CCD...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-10-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 1,092
Posted By maitani
I remember the FM3a has some kind of emergency...

I remember the FM3a has some kind of emergency mode, the camera functions but the lightmeter at some point doesnt with weak batterys. try a brand new set of batteries i m pretty sure it will work as...
Forum: Leica SL 03-09-2017
Replies: 43
Views: 4,097
Posted By maitani
congrats, enjoy responsibly.

congrats, enjoy responsibly.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-31-2017
Replies: 72
Views: 8,325
Posted By maitani
never had any issues with mine, I had 3 over the...

never had any issues with mine, I had 3 over the years, without any problems. down to 1 now. which is my main user leica, very convenient camera to use, the battery last forever, and i like the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-25-2017
Replies: 7,463
Views: 3,808,912
Posted By maitani
really nice M4BP congrats on the 'intersting'...

really nice M4BP congrats on the 'intersting' Leicavit-fit upgrade. this makes probably the best user-leica anyone could wish for.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-11-2017
Replies: 7,463
Views: 3,808,912
Posted By maitani
canadian couple, my actual...

canadian couple, my actual fav

https://c6.staticflickr.com/1/467/32249374205_91bb3387bb_z.jpg
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 01-06-2017
Replies: 354
Sticky: RIP Tom A
Views: 52,609
Posted By maitani
devastating news, what an inspiration he was, a...

devastating news, what an inspiration he was, a huge loss to the photographic community worldwide. my deepest condolences to his family.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-16-2016
Replies: 185
Views: 24,189
Posted By maitani
did the same a while ago, but went M7 alc route,...

did the same a while ago, but went M7 alc route,
almost sold the M7 this year, now I'm glad I didn't , it's a keeper.
so decluttering is a good way to focus on creativity again. if you feel it's...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 12-16-2016
Replies: 629
Views: 48,963
Posted By maitani
i predict M6ttl/M7 size, which would be fine imo.

i predict M6ttl/M7 size, which would be fine imo.
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 12-15-2016
Replies: 25
Views: 5,470
Posted By maitani
Got the loaner from the local store, and I liked...

Got the loaner from the local store, and I liked it a lot.
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 12-13-2016
Replies: 25
Views: 5,470
Posted By maitani
Thanks Robert for the remark on FW 1.6. will get...

Thanks Robert for the remark on FW 1.6.
will get the T for a spin next weekend at the local store.
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 12-12-2016
Replies: 25
Views: 5,470
Posted By maitani
The T and TL are basically the same camera, I'd...

The T and TL are basically the same camera, I'd like to see a nice used T locally too, would like to have a body similar to gxr i had, for manual lenses 1.5 crop.
also firmware 1.6 was released...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-15-2016
Replies: 98
Views: 6,464
Posted By maitani
want ! ! !

want ! ! !
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-09-2016
Replies: 45
Views: 24,966
Posted By maitani
got mine yesterday, full black, great lens,...

got mine yesterday, full black, great lens, smaller than i expected. both thumbs up for now. get them while stock lasts.
Forum: Nikon RF 11-04-2016
Replies: 757
Views: 237,938
Posted By maitani
nice choice for camera and bag, i was 'on the...

nice choice for camera and bag, i was 'on the fence' for this exact bag too lately, gorgeous.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-24-2016
Replies: 44
Views: 4,203
Posted By maitani
looks like 'classic' corrosion to me, maybe have...

looks like 'classic' corrosion to me, maybe have a professional sensor clean locally first, if the problem persist, send it to leica they will put a new sensor in for free.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 10-21-2016
Replies: 127
Views: 12,436
Posted By maitani
original M-M still high on my wishlist.

original M-M still high on my wishlist.
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 10-20-2016
Replies: 146
Views: 16,072
Posted By maitani
nice !! impressive pics

nice !! impressive pics
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 10-19-2016
Replies: 146
Views: 16,072
Posted By maitani
any brave people took the dive into the SD...

any brave people took the dive into the SD quattros yet?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-18-2016
Replies: 41
Views: 2,945
Posted By maitani
Many great options that most have been mentionned...

Many great options that most have been mentionned in Nikon mount. from my experience

nikon

28 2.8 ai/s (sharpness)
25-50 f4 (distortion control is amazing)

zeiss
28/2 (nice pop and rendering)
25/2...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-16-2016
Replies: 7,463
Views: 3,808,912
Posted By maitani
Hi Akiva, yes it's M7 la carte.

Hi Akiva, yes it's M7 la carte.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-16-2016
Replies: 7,463
Views: 3,808,912
Posted By maitani
https://c5.staticflickr.com/6/5587/30062697220_5c1...

https://c5.staticflickr.com/6/5587/30062697220_5c153f1499_c.jpg

https://c4.staticflickr.com/6/5498/29727954123_794164fc86_c.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-14-2016
Replies: 54
Views: 2,874
Posted By maitani
digital:Nikons for assignments, film: mostly...

digital:Nikons for assignments,

film: mostly leica-M and a bunch of lenses
6x7 for film, i also appreciate the automation of a Leica M7 and a 50 summicron nowdays more than ever.
Forum: Nikon RF 10-14-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 1,664
Posted By maitani
i had this lens from transitional phase early F...

i had this lens from transitional phase early F mount (quite rare) it's and tack sharp from 5.6 quite good at F4 too.
the appeal is the size imo, it's really tiny, it' looks awkwardly-funny on a D3...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-11-2016
Replies: 507
Views: 188,870
Posted By maitani
nice one Dirk was this with the MM or film?

nice one Dirk was this with the MM or film?
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-01-2016
Replies: 44
Views: 3,643
Posted By maitani
I'd keep Leica M5/M8, Hasselblad,

I'd keep Leica M5/M8, Hasselblad,
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-17-2016
Replies: 81
Views: 14,295
Posted By maitani
my nikon-s copy 50 3.5 from the R2S set on amedeo...

my nikon-s copy 50 3.5 from the R2S set on amedeo adapter looks basically same,
nice lens by voigtlander for native M mount.!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-16-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 1,141
Posted By maitani
since foolishly selling my topcor cosina limited...

since foolishly selling my topcor cosina limited re-edition, I'm defintiely buying this.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-14-2016
Replies: 153
Views: 10,156
Posted By maitani
curious to see, if it will beat the nokia 808

curious to see, if it will beat the nokia 808
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-04-2016
Replies: 34
Views: 3,619
Posted By maitani
at 1500 or even below you should be able to find...

at 1500 or even below you should be able to find a nice copy of V4 summicron. bests maitani
Forum: Nikon RF 08-18-2016
Replies: 99
Views: 9,654
Posted By maitani
try focusing the SP with both eyes open its even...

try focusing the SP with both eyes open its even better, as the 1:1 finder was built for this, esp in the dark it just works! enjoy!
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 08-09-2016
Replies: 62
Views: 13,338
Posted By maitani
I notice there are almost no used cameras of M8.2...

I notice there are almost no used cameras of M8.2 bodies on ebay, i feel the itch for another M8.2 as backup, the M8 remains my favourite digital camera. but there are more used M9 right now than...
Forum: Nikon RF 08-09-2016
Replies: 99
Views: 9,654
Posted By maitani
Dirk, soon you'd be looking for 'all black 5cm f2...

Dirk, soon you'd be looking for 'all black 5cm f2 nikor' lenses and exotics, and it's getting slippery (and expensive) but a lot of fun.

the millenium lens you have is among the best 50ies ever...
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 07-27-2016
Replies: 76
Views: 17,274
Posted By maitani
fw 2.0 is out...

fw 2.0 is out

http://en.leica-camera.com/Photography/Leica-Q/LEICA-Q/Firmware-Update-2.0
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-27-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 1,405
Posted By maitani
might sell my silver 28 ASPH (from white edition...

might sell my silver 28 ASPH (from white edition M8) if price is right :-)
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-25-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 1,405
Posted By maitani
28 2.8 elmarit asph

28 2.8 elmarit asph
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-25-2016
Replies: 117
Views: 6,724
Posted By maitani
bests to you Stephen, and a speedy recovery.

bests to you Stephen, and a speedy recovery.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 07-05-2016
Replies: 11
Views: 1,472
Posted By maitani
before you send the lens in, check if your M9-P...

before you send the lens in, check if your M9-P focuses 'spot on' with other 'bright' lenses, perform some tests with a bright lens at different distances close/mid/far, It could be that the body has...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-29-2016
Replies: 699
Views: 79,579
Posted By maitani
thanks for the feedback. The M5 allows it also to...

thanks for the feedback. The M5 allows it also to be used with the hood without throwing the camera 'back' (like on the smaller M's) i guess the same is true for the older E43 lux with the external...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-28-2016
Replies: 2,716
Views: 797,311
Posted By maitani
https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7414/27361959264_121...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7414/27361959264_1217176f70_z.jpg

just loaded with kodak 400 colour film
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-28-2016
Replies: 699
Views: 79,579
Posted By maitani
https://c3.staticflickr.com/8/7541/27361959354_ec0...

https://c3.staticflickr.com/8/7541/27361959354_ec0cdd0438_z.jpg
my 2-lug chrome
Forum: Digital: Medium & Larger Format 06-23-2016
Replies: 124
Views: 10,920
Posted By maitani
very interesting camera that will challenge the...

very interesting camera that will challenge the pricing models of small sensor "pro" cameras, also the expensive digibacks like phase one etc.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-20-2016
Replies: 699
Views: 79,579
Posted By maitani
http://leicaphilia.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/...

http://leicaphilia.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/24.jpg

this ad about nails it,

to my eye, the only Leicas I prefer in 'chrome' over black are the M4-P and the M5.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-14-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 1,031
Posted By maitani
i agree, excellent piece of engineering, i liked...

i agree, excellent piece of engineering, i liked it best with the 25 2.8 pancake.

stunning at base iso
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 06-13-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 1,446
Posted By maitani
i can see non updated M-D's getting collectors...

i can see non updated M-D's getting collectors status in the future, imagine listing a non updated M-D in 2018 on ebay, the non-updating will bring a premium for sure :-) who wants the lame auto-shut...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 06-13-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 1,446
Posted By maitani
great news, quick fix by leica, exemplary!

great news, quick fix by leica, exemplary!
Forum: Nikon RF 06-07-2016
Replies: 757
Views: 237,938
Posted By maitani
my other nikon rf is and SP, so the case goes...

my other nikon rf is and SP, so the case goes well there too,

i used a vc minifinder for a while, but then i also noticed the full s2 finder is fine for me for for 35.
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 06-06-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 3,897
Posted By maitani
i had several M8's over the years (still have one...

i had several M8's over the years (still have one for daily use) none of my cameras had this at the lower iso (even with some older 3rd party batteries)
one body had such behaviour but only at max...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 06-06-2016
Replies: 81
Views: 7,287
Posted By maitani
I suspect it's a 'feature' easy corrected in a fw...

I suspect it's a 'feature' easy corrected in a fw update, but I like the approach that the have removed the feature on purpose for faster response time, although a 4 minute or so 'auto-off-timer'...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-06-2016
Replies: 149
Views: 11,863
Posted By maitani
I haven't read the full replies yet but a...

I haven't read the full replies yet but a minimalistic way to shoot leica is a plain chrome M4 with a 35 1.4 voigtlander (or any 35 summicron), ev. paired with a vintage hassy SWC.
bests
maitani
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 05-13-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 2,820
Posted By maitani
the SC line looks like fantastic printers for the...

the SC line looks like fantastic printers for the price,
my HP9180 did a great job, but getting cartridges is becoming too much lately, and too expensive..

has anybody experience with the Epson...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 05-08-2016
Replies: 677
Views: 58,490
Posted By maitani
saw one yesterday, pretty nice camera, anybody...

saw one yesterday, pretty nice camera, anybody has an idea on battery life?
i could imagine the battery lasts forever?
Forum: Nikon RF 05-06-2016
Replies: 757
Views: 237,938
Posted By maitani
wow KHW that's some serious lenses there.. are...

wow KHW that's some serious lenses there.. are you selling one? :-)
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-03-2016
Replies: 94
Views: 7,839
Posted By maitani
i see xpro 1 for 300.- locally, so i expect the...

i see xpro 1 for 300.- locally, so i expect the pro 2 to be 700 a year from now, 9-p have already taken their toll in pricing so at the actual prices they re a good buy imo.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-03-2016
Replies: 94
Views: 7,839
Posted By maitani
imo if there's an itch for leica and existing...

imo if there's an itch for leica and existing leica glass, only a leica will do, just my 2c. a 9-P is a good-looking digital camera, be sure to get one with replaced non-corrosion sensor.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-20-2016
Replies: 70
Views: 33,727
Posted By maitani
I don't find the V4 cron to be over-valued, to me...

I don't find the V4 cron to be over-valued, to me it's the best of the 35 cron line (-> prefer it by a mile to the asph) personall I also like tab-apertured-V2 a lot which is really undervalued lens...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-20-2016
Replies: 70
Views: 33,727
Posted By maitani
agree with Eric, the Steel Rim is world class...

agree with Eric, the Steel Rim is world class built, and the V1 Summicron i remember was too.
the V4 summicron i had in chrome was also suberb built (better than the black copies), i think brass...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 04-14-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 1,377
Posted By maitani
GR1 are superb, soon you'll be looking out for a...

GR1 are superb, soon you'll be looking out for a GR21 :-)

for the separation issue, it's unlikely to get worse over time, if it doesn't harm usability for you, I would just keep using it.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-02-2016
Replies: 111
Views: 11,901
Posted By maitani
dreamlenses: noctilux 1.2 elcan 50mm (from...

dreamlenses:
noctilux 1.2
elcan 50mm (from KE-7A)
e58 or early e60 noctilux 1.0
Silver-chrome cron 50mm v4 pre asph
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 03-23-2016
Replies: 128
Views: 36,627
Posted By maitani
M8 classic hands down very useful camera for...

M8 classic hands down

very useful camera for all purpose and esp bw, great for brightlenses too (1/8000)
great files if you get "into it"
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-19-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 1,669
Posted By maitani
out of the AF nikkors the 50 1.4 (non ultrasonic)...

out of the AF nikkors the 50 1.4 (non ultrasonic) AF-D is my favourite.
very reliable focusing, tiny and sharppp, and still has an aperture ring..
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-11-2016
Replies: 60
Views: 5,507
Posted By maitani
I'd say try the F100 first, it's superb beyond...

I'd say try the F100 first, it's superb beyond words imo, and bargain priced nowdays.

it's the camera i call 'printer' it's so reliable and accurate and fast, it just never fails,
if you feel...
Forum: Nikon RF 03-08-2016
Replies: 58
Views: 9,831
Posted By maitani
one day. the 1.5 is a beauty.

one day. the 1.5 is a beauty.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-02-2016
Replies: 7,463
Views: 3,808,912
Posted By maitani
i just thought they look good side by side (the...

i just thought they look good side by side (the camera on the right is an M2 btw), they display some canadian and some german heritage, are similar but still all different. although the plain M4-P...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 02-22-2016
Replies: 34
Views: 5,408
Posted By maitani
indeed, Mr. K is the man, who else would make...

indeed, Mr. K is the man,

who else would make 40mm viewfinders, 21/25 viewfinders
lenses of that quality at reasonable prices (1.1 nokton, SL 125 lanthar, 40 pancake etc..)
the 50 3.5 heliar in...
Forum: Nikon RF 02-19-2016
Replies: 757
Views: 237,938
Posted By maitani
for now it's not broken fortunately, but you're...

for now it's not broken fortunately, but you're right, one needs to be careful with it.

i'd love an original alumium hood as backup or one of Tom's too, but they are hard to impossible to find....
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 02-06-2016
Replies: 64
Views: 9,119
Posted By maitani
the only Leica with 24mm framelines in the finder

the only Leica with 24mm framelines in the finder
Forum: Nikon RF 01-22-2016
Replies: 436
Views: 83,121
Posted By maitani
all nice shots in this thread, imo this lens does...

all nice shots in this thread, imo this lens does 'magic' and has a signature unlike anything else, esp on tri-x 400
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-19-2016
Replies: 30
Views: 3,760
Posted By maitani
went higher than expected, anyways i d steer...

went higher than expected, anyways i d steer clear of such a camera even at half price
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-19-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 1,656
Posted By maitani
very useful feedback, thanks a lot, I'll check...

very useful feedback, thanks a lot, I'll check back when you have the conversion done, if it's smooth and iq usable, i'm sorely tempted to hack the minilux, the classic minilux lens is an absolute...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-17-2016
Replies: 30
Views: 3,760
Posted By maitani
looks like a betriebskamera indeed used as...

looks like a betriebskamera indeed used as engravings sample, interesting in some ways, but i doubt it will go insanely high, but rather high i guess.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 01-13-2016
Replies: 49
Views: 6,757
Posted By maitani
probably an M3 with a noctilux, or an M4 with...

probably an M3 with a noctilux, or an M4 with some kind of summicron.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 01-07-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 1,217
Posted By maitani
imo the best 4/3 lens bar none, pair it with an...

imo the best 4/3 lens bar none, pair it with an E-1 (ccd) and you're in colour heaven, also it adapts favorably on the micro bodys. if the price is right go for it. also the signature with the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-06-2016
Replies: 54
Views: 4,671
Posted By maitani
it is great news to finally see something for the...

it is great news to finally see something for the DX customers (D500) of nikon, personally i think this is the real D300s successor, the 7x00 body were' a little different target/direction, also...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 01-06-2016
Replies: 82
Views: 13,420
Posted By maitani
Bessa R2S (Nikon RF mount) - and the Bessa IIIW...

Bessa R2S (Nikon RF mount) - and the Bessa IIIW imo.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-05-2016
Replies: 210
Views: 28,059
Posted By maitani
Never, besides, almost all Leica bodies or lenses...

Never, besides, almost all Leica bodies or lenses I'm interested in, are out of production, with some patience you save 30-50% on retail esp on Leica digital bodies. Almost fell for the SL as a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-03-2016
Replies: 7,463
Views: 3,808,912
Posted By maitani
it s a version 1 summilux aka steel...

it s a version 1 summilux aka steel rim

best
maitani
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-30-2015
Replies: 7,463
Views: 3,808,912
Posted By maitani
Thanks Lem, I like this set particularly, as the...

Thanks Lem, I like this set particularly, as the lens is from the 60ies, the body from the 80ies, the modern leicavit from the millenium, they are 40 years away from eachother, but fit perfectly...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-15-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 2,985
Posted By maitani
black chrome looks the best with the 70/80...

black chrome looks the best with the 70/80 non-fancy leitz lenses.
also early black chrome around 1985 is different than the later 'weaker' black
chrome
i've seen some beautiful M4-P/early M6 in the...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-14-2015
Replies: 1,667
Views: 474,236
Posted By maitani
great to see that infinity lock v2 still gets...

great to see that infinity lock v2 still gets used, I should never sold this lens (as many before) but it's wonderful to see the photography with it :-)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-07-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 1,985
Posted By maitani
I also like the zuiko 55 1.2, very unique...

I also like the zuiko 55 1.2, very unique signature.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-05-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 4,792
Posted By maitani
thanks for the replys the M262 looks interesting...

thanks for the replys the M262 looks interesting to me, and I would like to test one. but it's a little over my pricerange
nice 9-P with new sensor should be able to find in the 3200 - 3800 range.

i...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-04-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 4,792
Posted By maitani
M9/P/ME -> post corrosion state - best buy now?

there's has been lots of talk on the corrosion issues, Leica has
been great (and honest) handling the service process (even if it took some time it is solved now..), and Leica keeps fixing them for...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-01-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 2,620
Posted By maitani
I eyed the chrome asph 50 1.4 M summilux it was...

I eyed the chrome asph 50 1.4 M summilux

it was at 3437.- (with heavy discount 35%? it was around 2200.-) great deal btw.

nobody bought it to my surpise, today it's still there at 2899.- (non...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-13-2015
Replies: 37
Views: 4,979
Posted By maitani
i m with cal on this if you can find a reasonably...

i m with cal on this
if you can find a reasonably priced P not overbeaten. i d go for the p, the details matter to me and i prefer the hotshoe on top of the prism too. the looks and the higher...
Forum: Leica SL 11-07-2015
Replies: 273
Views: 19,500
Posted By maitani
fondled an SL this week for a good half an hour,...

fondled an SL this week for a good half an hour,

i expected to hate it for the ridiculously big (but fantastic) kitlens and the inet talk, with even more ridiculously big hood... however..

my...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-28-2015
Replies: 9,002
Views: 881,837
Posted By maitani
with all the SL hype going on, I decided...

with all the SL hype going on, I decided to.....
...

..buy 'my' D3X back which i had foolishly sold off about a year ago, glad the owner accepted my buy back offer, he did put only 400 shots on it,...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 10-24-2015
Replies: 106
Views: 21,790
Posted By maitani
anybody knows if the leica 109 typ is the exact...

anybody knows if the leica 109 typ is the exact same camera as the lx100? are there any differences feature and iq wise?
Forum: Leica SL 10-20-2015
Replies: 273
Views: 19,500
Posted By maitani
I think it's going to be a great camera, not that...

I think it's going to be a great camera, not that I could afford, or would buy it, but to me
this is exactly what I expected, a XT1 /A7 hump with good refresh rate,
probably a great...
Forum: Leica SL 10-20-2015
Replies: 273
Views: 19,500
Posted By maitani
nice, thanks for sharing, my r lenses had...

nice, thanks for sharing, my r lenses had sleepless nights
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-13-2015
Replies: 7,463
Views: 3,808,912
Posted By maitani
now,, that's nice!!

now,, that's nice!!
Forum: Nikon RF 10-13-2015
Replies: 69
Views: 12,989
Posted By maitani
It's one of my all time favourite 35mm lenses,...

It's one of my all time favourite 35mm lenses, true character lens, unique signature, and has a touch of 'medium format' when shot w neopan or acros.
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 10-09-2015
Replies: 77
Views: 12,268
Posted By maitani
10 years after the rf renaissance, Fullframe...

10 years after the rf renaissance, Fullframe bessa rangefinder and MF Bessa III digital? also a twin mF cam by fuji?
Forum: Leica SL 10-06-2015
Replies: 94
Views: 11,004
Posted By maitani
so, I can see a X-T1 style camera, but with...

so, I can see a X-T1 style camera, but with fullframe sensor, in the S-line style design.
uncluttered.

will be competing with the A sony's

AF for who needs it,

my DMR can ev. be retired,

hope...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 09-29-2015
Replies: 36
Views: 2,442
Posted By maitani
1 i think it was for pure aesthetics reasons, a 2...

1
i think it was for pure aesthetics reasons, a 2 digit number just doesn't work after the M.

2
imo also to not make m/mp owners feel 'inferior' after a new model is released after they have spent...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 09-29-2015
Replies: 158
Views: 50,240
Posted By maitani
sad to hear, at some point I will buy back a...

sad to hear, at some point I will buy back a Bessa IIIW among the best camera I've ever had.

and I hope they will release a digital rangefinder camera next year.
Forum: The Angry Photographer - YouTube's Ken Wheeler 09-18-2015
Replies: 172
Views: 17,051
Posted By maitani
wonderful lenses, prices are still reasonable for...

wonderful lenses, prices are still reasonable for most of them, well the lanthar 125, should have never sold this one..

one of my absolute favourites is the 40/2 mostly on my nikon and the 85 3.5 in...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-24-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,645
Posted By maitani
the only Leica that had ever jammed on me was a...

the only Leica that had ever jammed on me was a M4-2 (probably pure coincidence, it could have happended with any other model)

it un-jammed again, after i removed the film (slightly barbarian by...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-15-2015
Replies: 7,463
Views: 3,808,912
Posted By maitani
this one looks delicous :cool:, congrats!

this one looks delicous :cool:, congrats!
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 07-14-2015
Replies: 62
Views: 13,338
Posted By maitani
bump, just wanted to say how awesome the M8 is.

bump, just wanted to say how awesome the M8 is.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-11-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 3,332
Posted By maitani
kept my e400 for the ccd alone, superb output at...

kept my e400 for the ccd alone, superb output at base iso
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-07-2015
Replies: 61
Views: 6,572
Posted By maitani
I love leica, but I think the Stradivari of...

I love leica, but I think the Stradivari of cameras is the ALPA12

in Leica for me: it would be Original BP M3, or original MP, paired with a noctilux 1.2
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-24-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 2,879
Posted By maitani
Cosina 58mm 1.4 VC

Cosina 58mm 1.4 VC
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 06-24-2015
Replies: 80
Views: 6,554
Posted By maitani
another way would be, buying my RD-1 it's as...

another way would be, buying my RD-1 it's as cheap as it gets right now, in the classfieds.
and it seems like you have liked this camera in the past, from what i remember
it might re-kick you mojo...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 06-24-2015
Replies: 80
Views: 6,554
Posted By maitani
best advice ever, shoot film, create magic.

best advice ever, shoot film, create magic.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-23-2015
Replies: 53
Views: 6,351
Posted By maitani
Ned, the Titanium is indeed lovely, it's heavier...

Ned, the Titanium is indeed lovely, it's heavier duty than the regular aluminiums, also the titanium has the latest coating techniques from the 90ies applied, i had one and i was a joy to use, and...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-23-2015
Replies: 53
Views: 6,351
Posted By maitani
I share the complete opposite opinion about...

I share the complete opposite opinion about degrading prices on pre-asph lenses.

the formula is quite easy

out-of-production leica lenses are more likely to hold value better
esp. if few of them...
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 06-19-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 7,565
Posted By maitani
must be Samsung, most probably a 'curved' design ...

must be Samsung, most probably a 'curved' design :-))))
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 06-16-2015
Replies: 221
Views: 33,476
Posted By maitani
I would be bothered if it was a system camera as...

I would be bothered if it was a system camera as lens 'adapt-a-holic' i'd hate
to see such an expensive lens perform mediocre on other systems but as-a-fix-lens camera it is.. digital lens correction...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-13-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,934
Posted By maitani
imo 12451 is the correct original hood for this...

imo 12451 is the correct original hood for this lens, same as 28 cron

but the pre-fle 35 asph 12465 works as well it smaller but more fragile

overall the v4 is immune to flare, but it looks good...
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 06-10-2015
Replies: 222
Views: 20,993
Posted By maitani
i think 1/2000 is the fastest 'normal' speed,...

i think 1/2000 is the fastest 'normal' speed,
the electronic shutter should go up to 1/16000 sec good for F1.7 is bright daylight.
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 06-10-2015
Replies: 222
Views: 20,993
Posted By maitani
all looks good, except the price, must be very...

all looks good, except the price,
must be very nice to shoot, and in 50mm mode it rivals the RD-1 too.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-04-2015
Replies: 9,002
Views: 881,837
Posted By maitani
DP-12 prism for my F2

DP-12 prism for my F2
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-04-2015
Replies: 93
Views: 7,468
Posted By maitani
a digital Leica Bessa IIIW style (28mm fov) with...

a digital Leica Bessa IIIW style (28mm fov) with the S2 sensor would be something, not interested in fix lens 28 ff personally. too many good options in small body an lens are already available.
Forum: Nikon RF 06-03-2015
Replies: 757
Views: 237,938
Posted By maitani
fully agree, the S2 is my favourite camera to...

fully agree, the S2 is my favourite camera to shoot 50mm (prefer it slightly over the M3 which I also love)
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-02-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 3,772
Posted By maitani
if you want nice beaches, check the greek...

if you want nice beaches, check the greek islands.. ;-)

have fun in italy, venice, padova , cinque terre, sound like a nice plan.. enjoy Raid.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-31-2015
Replies: 68
Views: 11,496
Posted By maitani
it s rangefinder coupled just like a leica lens,...

it s rangefinder coupled just like a leica lens, the metabones adapter was made for this lens, sits super firm and focusing is spot on, for closer than 0.7 i scale focus, but i rarely do macro with...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-29-2015
Replies: 99
Views: 30,223
Posted By maitani
i havent had an old elmar for a while, i remember...

i havent had an old elmar for a while, i remember it being very good on film, the new elmar-m (modern) is a spectacular lens though, very sharp with gentle rendering of backgrounds. not too sharp,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-29-2015
Replies: 7,463
Views: 3,808,912
Posted By maitani
wow the limited 50 is so nice, almost bought one...

wow the limited 50 is so nice, almost bought one when i handled it in a store lately, good my credit card was blocked that day...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-27-2015
Replies: 124
Views: 35,701
Posted By maitani
the Titan is just gorgeous, I'm on the lookout...

the Titan is just gorgeous, I'm on the lookout for a cheap one constantly althogh I'd go for the non-logo version if i had the cash.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-23-2015
Replies: 55
Views: 3,762
Posted By maitani
Nikon F3-P, Leica M4

Nikon F3-P, Leica M4
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-21-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 1,600
Posted By maitani
how about a mamiya 7, you might put all your...

how about a mamiya 7, you might put all your cameras you ever had before to rest once you receive the negs back. :)

if you sell the monochrome temporarily you might be able to still pull a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-20-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 1,600
Posted By maitani
zf distagon 28/2 another great lens with floating...

zf distagon 28/2 another great lens with floating elements, with cheap M9 i didn t mean to be rude, but they pop up regularly for around 2500-2700 round here. still a lot of moey but cheaper than...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-20-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,518
Posted By maitani
probably among the best user Leicas one could...

probably among the best user Leicas one could possibly own, old style build, blackchrome uncluttered, great finder, great buy, i find the Midland engraved black M4 especially appealing, esp when...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-20-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 1,600
Posted By maitani
get an M8.2 or cheap M9 for colour, great...

get an M8.2 or cheap M9 for colour, great addition to a monochrom (as good as the monochrome is it's bothersome that it does not to colour at least to me.), and you can keep all your lenses, also a...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-19-2015
Replies: 91
Views: 10,120
Posted By maitani
I came to the conclusion that it's not possible...

I came to the conclusion that it's not possible to 'replace' a Leica, whatever you choose will be an excuse and 'workaround' with some compromises, not to dismiss other equally great systems (Nikon...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-09-2015
Replies: 46
Views: 25,635
Posted By maitani
interesting, do you know more about this shutter...

interesting, do you know more about this shutter release button,? plain without the dot? (the one with the dot is more commonly seen)
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 05-09-2015
Replies: 369
Views: 68,692
Posted By maitani
I'm with you here Ned, the new stuff has zero...

I'm with you here Ned, the new stuff has zero appeal to me, esp at the asked prices. I have one M8 left for the sake of instant gratification when I want the convenience of digital, I have moved 98%...
Forum: Nikon RF 05-05-2015
Replies: 49
Views: 13,828
Posted By maitani
thanks to Amedeo, great adapter, everybody should...

thanks to Amedeo, great adapter, everybody should buy one, not many as skilled and flexible craftsmen as Amedeo...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 05-02-2015
Replies: 369
Views: 68,692
Posted By maitani
some nice deals on chrome MM CCD v1 cameras on...

some nice deals on chrome MM CCD v1 cameras on the bay, it s getting tempting.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 04-29-2015
Replies: 62
Views: 13,338
Posted By maitani
forgot to add, unique on the M8.2: put the dial...

forgot to add, unique on the M8.2:

put the dial on S (this snap automatic-something-mode..)
press menu, then set to black+white

now A allows you to shoot colour aperture priority, one dial-turn...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-27-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 2,451
Posted By maitani
note before re-selling the elmarit 28mm E55,...

note before re-selling the

elmarit 28mm E55, very nice always-on lens on the R8.

is a 2000$ lens nowdays highly sought after, the best 28mm I ever tested.
and hard to find, seems like you got a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-10-2015
Replies: 164
Views: 74,642
Posted By maitani
agree Ned, V2 was my favourite cron too because...

agree Ned, V2 was my favourite cron too because it's pancake smallish.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-08-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 5,615
Posted By maitani
most zuikos are excellent and weigh above average...

most zuikos are excellent and weigh above average compared to any brand.

50/1.4 late
24/2.8
28/2
35/2 late
40/2
21/3.5
55/1.2
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-06-2015
Replies: 46
Views: 5,732
Posted By maitani
how about a Bessa R2S?

how about a Bessa R2S?
Forum: Nikon RF 03-27-2015
Replies: 49
Views: 13,828
Posted By maitani
I'm also curious to see the adapter Rob, and of...

I'm also curious to see the adapter Rob, and of course to purchase one from Amadeo.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-23-2015
Replies: 9,002
Views: 881,837
Posted By maitani
I had sleepless night, over if I should sell it...

I had sleepless night, over if I should sell it or not, i regret the sale already, but I remain glad for Ray, it's best to sell to RFF members :-)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-21-2015
Replies: 7,463
Views: 3,808,912
Posted By maitani
nice one, subtelty added with the black frame...

nice one, subtelty added with the black frame counter and 0.85, and those noctis for sure ARE something special, enjoy!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-19-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,750
Posted By maitani
agree the SL2 viewfinder is unique, this will...

agree the SL2 viewfinder is unique, this will make an unbeatable combo.

there are many used modern R's. (esp R8) on a good day you might score one around 300 dollar, it's worth to try it imo.

again...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-19-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,750
Posted By maitani
congrats, i m after one for years now, looking...

congrats, i m after one for years now, looking for a reasonable price only, hope you got it for a fair price.. why not get an r8/9 to pair this lens up?
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-18-2015
Replies: 25
Poll: Listed AS IS
Views: 3,573
Posted By maitani
agree, and there are ways to find out, for...

agree, and there are ways to find out, for example, it's a good 'test' to see also how sellers react on requests/questions, if they know what they're talking about or not. sometimes it's the best to...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-17-2015
Replies: 25
Poll: Listed AS IS
Views: 3,573
Posted By maitani
I think esp. on ebay, some people are tired of...

I think esp. on ebay, some people are tired of "it was not as described returns", and just mark as-is. most gear listed as is, works absolutely fine, well it of course also depends on the detailled...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-17-2015
Replies: 42
Views: 5,156
Posted By maitani
1. go out, take pictures 2. check out nikon...

1. go out, take pictures
2. check out nikon rangefinders
Forum: RFF Polls 03-13-2015
Replies: 445
Views: 75,725
Posted By maitani
at the moment M2 M3 M4 M8 Leica III

at the moment

M2
M3
M4
M8
Leica III
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-11-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 4,228
Posted By maitani
I had this lens E60 pull out hood,, i would not...

I had this lens E60 pull out hood,, i would not recommended it the hood is flimsy (worst leitz ever made) if it hits the wall incidentally you might destroy the whole aperture mechanism because it...
Forum: Nikon RF 03-10-2015
Replies: 177
Views: 17,913
Posted By maitani
thanks again Ned, it fits like a glove and it's...

thanks again Ned, it fits like a glove and it's smaller than I thought, hope you're enjoying that black beauty too.
Forum: Nikon RF 03-10-2015
Replies: 177
Views: 17,913
Posted By maitani
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8628/16772294521_ce...

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8628/16772294521_ceb537d52a.jpg

about 20 frames so far, will post some pics out of it by end of the month.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 03-10-2015
Replies: 62
Views: 13,338
Posted By maitani
forgot to add, it also has the round battery...

forgot to add, it also has the round battery indicator/counter led display on top -> removed in the M9, and yes frame selector ->removed in the ME :eek:
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 03-10-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 12,104
Posted By maitani
the kobalux 28 3.5 did well on the A7 considering...

the kobalux 28 3.5 did well on the A7 considering it's tiny size, sharp corner to corner, good tonality, modern rendering.

the best lens I've used on the sony when I still had it was the second...
Forum: Nikon RF 03-09-2015
Replies: 177
Views: 17,913
Posted By maitani
oh my, bad distortion figures indeed, send it...

oh my, bad distortion figures indeed, send it over to me :-)
Forum: Nikon RF 03-09-2015
Replies: 177
Views: 17,913
Posted By maitani
nice pics, where did you find such an adapter :-)...

nice pics, where did you find such an adapter :-) looking for one for ages now..
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-06-2015
Replies: 3,073
Views: 741,338
Posted By maitani
nice one, dirk did you GO leica S?.. or is it...

nice one, dirk did you GO leica S?.. or is it rented? :angel:
Forum: Nikon RF 03-03-2015
Replies: 177
Views: 17,913
Posted By maitani
I m in too this year, by coincidence I loaded my...

I m in too this year, by coincidence I loaded my S2 with film last weekend , will be using it with a 50 mainly, nothing I know shoots like those lifesize viewfinders with both eyes open. so timing...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-02-2015
Replies: 30
Views: 3,200
Posted By maitani
another vote for the ultron 40/2 plenty sharp,...

another vote for the ultron 40/2 plenty sharp, tiny, great build
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-25-2015
Replies: 51
Views: 5,502
Posted By maitani
one of the sales which I have regretted, I was...

one of the sales which I have regretted, I was tempted the other day I saw one locally around 750.- which was in used but good shape, but it's not the right moment for me... congrats on the new...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-25-2015
Replies: 864
Views: 146,609
Posted By maitani
Dirk, that's a good way to fight gas, I wish I...

Dirk, that's a good way to fight gas, I wish I had the power to do so sometimes.. and should do so more often..

still, that black plain F wants to head your way, when you're done with the filmroll...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-21-2015
Replies: 84
Views: 15,327
Posted By maitani
loaded some 200 colour film, main rig of this...

loaded some 200 colour film, main rig of this weekend.

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7365/16414077360_653954b043_c.jpg

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7350/16413896628_2e98f5de4a_c.jpg
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-18-2015
Replies: 84
Views: 15,327
Posted By maitani
it's my only Film-Nikon i kept, (well besides a...

it's my only Film-Nikon i kept, (well besides a plain-prism Nikon F)
It's kind-of big, with the mk-1 attached anyway, but it improves handling for vertical use immensely. It's the best body i can...
Forum: Nikon RF 02-18-2015
Replies: 48
Views: 6,841
Posted By maitani
very, very nice, enjoy! and welcome to Nikon RF.

very, very nice, enjoy! and welcome to Nikon RF.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-16-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 3,270
Posted By maitani
yep :D

yep :D
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-16-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 3,270
Posted By maitani
Very nice camera, except the name engraving which...

Very nice camera, except the name engraving which is terrible.. thinking if I should fit such a tab to my V1 Elmarit. looks kind'of wicked.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 02-16-2015
Replies: 62
Views: 13,338
Posted By maitani
thanks for this, had almost had forgotten about...

thanks for this, had almost had forgotten about the 14bit trick, will try it out, makes the M8 even better :-)
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 02-13-2015
Replies: 62
Views: 13,338
Posted By maitani
an ode to the M8

share the M8 joy.

super nice brochure:

http://author.leicam.esc58.com/res/dnl/de/LEICA_M8_Broschuere_dt.pdf

super nice video, by wim wenders, one of the best ever made for a camera...
Forum: Digital Compacts 02-10-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 3,912
Posted By maitani
a compact SWC so to say, good news imo.

a compact SWC so to say, good news imo.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-07-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 795
Posted By maitani
Takizawa and Ray check pm's

Takizawa and Ray check pm's
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 02-07-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 2,152
Posted By maitani
the Avenon Kobalux 28 3.5 is a wonderful lens,...

the Avenon Kobalux 28 3.5 is a wonderful lens, and comes in black paint too, there's also a little more exotivc 21mm version, both are great
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-31-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 4,938
Posted By maitani
i can see literally see prices of leica R glass.....

i can see literally see prices of leica R glass.. raising...
Forum: RFF Polls 01-27-2015
Replies: 120
Views: 13,611
Posted By maitani
the OM 28mm 3.5 is very good.

the OM 28mm 3.5 is very good.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 01-25-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,869
Posted By maitani
the quiet leaf shutter and steadynessof the...

the quiet leaf shutter and steadynessof the makina makes it easy to even handhold at 1/8 sec speeds. i feel f4.5 is more than enough, at least with faster speed film
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-18-2015
Replies: 44
Views: 6,109
Posted By maitani
still my favourite digital, i love the M8 output.

still my favourite digital, i love the M8 output.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-12-2015
Replies: 94
Views: 11,656
Posted By maitani
Olympus E-1 is the smoothest, quietest, I know.....

Olympus E-1 is the smoothest, quietest, I know.. but it's digital..
ananlog, the contaxes are very smooth...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-30-2014
Replies: 7,463
Views: 3,808,912
Posted By maitani
congrats on buying the best from scratch, you...

congrats on buying the best from scratch, you saved yourself a lot of money, enjoy.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-30-2014
Replies: 7,463
Views: 3,808,912
Posted By maitani
looking good gabor :cool:

looking good gabor :cool:
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-25-2014
Replies: 55
Views: 6,983
Posted By maitani
didn t notice it was an old thead, sorry bout'that

didn t notice it was an old thead, sorry bout'that
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-25-2014
Replies: 55
Views: 6,983
Posted By maitani
i d get an a7 used and cheap, and sell the...

i d get an a7 used and cheap, and sell the m43stuff, the m lenses are future proof and will always be nice adaptable. i d not sell the 2 zeiss lenses you have
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-19-2014
Replies: 2,716
Views: 797,311
Posted By maitani
I also got an R9 recently, and all I can say, I...

I also got an R9 recently, and all I can say, I love it! nice picture of yours here.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-16-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 2,847
Posted By maitani
I agree with nobbylon here, if you consider AF...

I agree with nobbylon here, if you consider AF lenses too, the 35 1.4 AFS is a cracker, ev. the best ever made for slr.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-15-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 2,847
Posted By maitani
I owned several. imo the best was the 35 1.4 CY...

I owned several.
imo the best was the 35 1.4 CY on a RTSIII it's an experience to behold, to shoot with this combo, a little heavy but close to perfection. from viewfinder shutter release to the...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 12-07-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 7,299
Posted By maitani
after going through all of them i settled for a...

after going through all of them i settled for a lowly reliable m8.2 it hasn't ever let me down
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-07-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 3,924
Posted By maitani
M3 + pre without doubt for me

M3 + pre without doubt for me
Forum: Digital Compacts 12-07-2014
Replies: 53
Views: 8,423
Posted By maitani
2 weeks ago there was one for 299.- very good...

2 weeks ago there was one for 299.- very good condition with charger, was trmpted to get it, but my gas resolutions kept me back, those fixed lenses bodies are no investments for sure.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-09-2014
Replies: 54
Views: 4,946
Posted By maitani
a perfect plain M4 would be my choice (any...

a perfect plain M4 would be my choice (any colour)

the black chrome M7 in the classifieds looks yummy too.

@enero
contact me to buy my M7 0.58 bp la carte off my hands
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-03-2014
Replies: 292
Views: 15,381
Posted By maitani
right now, slr -> F3-P with 28/2 zeiss...

right now,
slr -> F3-P with 28/2 zeiss distagon
rf -> Voigtlander W667
phone -> pure view 808 (<- jaw dropper)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-30-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 2,799
Posted By maitani
the pre asph 90 cron is fabulous, one of the...

the pre asph 90 cron is fabulous, one of the nicest drawing lenses ever made
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 09-22-2014
Replies: 253
Views: 22,924
Posted By maitani
handled it at photokina quite extensively, best...

handled it at photokina quite extensively, best camera of the fair, feels fantastic, a pity it's so limited and priced so high, i hope leica puts this into series production with another...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-16-2014
Replies: 96
Views: 12,125
Posted By maitani
it's here, no display, iso dial on the back, raw...

it's here, no display, iso dial on the back, raw only!

http://***********.com/content/leica-announces-leica-m-edition-60
Forum: RFF Polls 09-09-2014
Replies: 79
Views: 14,868
Posted By maitani
between the M2 and MP I'd choose the M2, between...

between the M2 and MP I'd choose the M2,
between all of them the plain M4
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-05-2014
Replies: 176
Views: 24,223
Posted By maitani
mp = 'mechanische perfektion' MA = 'mechanische...

mp = 'mechanische perfektion'

MA = 'mechanische abzocke'
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-05-2014
Replies: 176
Views: 24,223
Posted By maitani
good news for all us film-shooters, I hope...

good news for all us film-shooters, I hope they'll finally match or suprass the M4 finder quality (the MP upgrade finder was not quite there imo..)
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 07-30-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 1,780
Posted By maitani
for the same price I'd go 8.2 simply because it's...

for the same price I'd go 8.2 simply because it's much newer and incorporates some useful upgrades, both are excellent cameras.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-19-2014
Replies: 1,423
Views: 346,716
Posted By maitani
i d be interested in noctilux 1.2 images, i note...

i d be interested in noctilux 1.2 images, i note that unlike the f1 versions the f1.2 noctilux has double aspherical elements, how does the 1.2 stand to the 0.95 asph wide open? anyone here owns one?...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-28-2014
Replies: 864
Views: 146,609
Posted By maitani
Cal, I feel you, I was on the fence selling off...

Cal, I feel you, I was on the fence selling off the noct-nikkor recently, last second, I decided to keep it it's unique and one of those 'cold dead hands' lenses.. :-)
I'll maybe start looking for a...
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