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Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-11-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,023
Posted By Broke
https://www.rei.com/product/790382/sealline-urban-...

https://www.rei.com/product/790382/sealline-urban-shoulder-bag-small

Hope this helps ó itís small, waterproof, great for the bike, no sound when opening, has great closure system.
Cheers,
Jim
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 02-09-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 1,909
Posted By Broke
Think the general rule is to be a stop more...

Think the general rule is to be a stop more conservative on digital...
Cheers,
Jim
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-01-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 905
Posted By Broke
I take mine to Annex photo on Bloor west......

I take mine to Annex photo on Bloor west... Reasonable prices and good results.
Cheers,
JB
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 11-18-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 2,735
Posted By Broke
I did this with a couple M caps using 5 minute...

I did this with a couple M caps using 5 minute epoxy, works great.
Cheers,
Jim
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-03-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 1,635
Posted By Broke
Same experience here, I'm guessing the M2's frame...

Same experience here, I'm guessing the M2's frame lines are optimized for 2m(?) vs. 1m for the newer M's... Might be best to ask Tom A...
Cheers,
Jim
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-24-2012
Replies: 303
Views: 46,596
Posted By Broke
M9 and M2 myself.... Have had an M6TTL and M8 in...

M9 and M2 myself....
Have had an M6TTL and M8 in past.
Wish the M9 had an M2 finder :angel:

Cheers,
Jim
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-10-2012
Replies: 286
Views: 44,054
Posted By Broke
Do you think that whoever makes Olympus' VF-2...

Do you think that whoever makes Olympus' VF-2 makes this EVF (he says rhetorically)?
Cheers,
Jim
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 05-07-2012
Replies: 80
Views: 10,617
Posted By Broke
I wonder if they will add any way to correct for...

I wonder if they will add any way to correct for cyan corners, smeary corners? I agree -- a very interesting development.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-01-2012
Replies: 52
Views: 4,712
Posted By Broke
One thing to remember is that the M6 has more...

One thing to remember is that the M6 has more conservative frame lines -- I find the M2 much more accurate at distance.
Cheers,
JB
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 04-13-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 4,615
Posted By Broke
This thought was mentioned by Nick Devlin in his...

This thought was mentioned by Nick Devlin in his review also...
http://www.luminous-landscape.com/reviews/cameras/.shtml

"Frame Lines
This was a surprising disappointment: the frames lines projected...
Forum: Fuji X Series 04-10-2012
Replies: 105
Views: 13,851
Posted By Broke
I really like mine -- not much of a stretch to...

I really like mine -- not much of a stretch to learn coming from the X100. The lenses seem like nice performers. Use the OVF in power save mode mostly. It makes nice JPEGS also. Nice to see a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-29-2012
Replies: 59
Views: 6,064
Posted By Broke
For used, you might want to look into Setadel in...

For used, you might want to look into Setadel in Yorkville . I don't think I've seen such a sizeable inventory. They have an ebay store also.
But I agree, would be nice to have a good licensed...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 11-18-2011
Replies: 72
Views: 15,820
Posted By Broke
I sold my X100 a couple weeks into owning it. I...

I sold my X100 a couple weeks into owning it.
I thought the build was nice, the finder excellent, the lens pretty good, and the sensor excellent.
The ergonomics (which they apparently tried so hard...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-27-2011
Replies: 95
Views: 5,574
Posted By Broke
Mine was an M6TTL that I bought from a RFF...

Mine was an M6TTL that I bought from a RFF member, and a 40 Summicron. I no longer have either, but made some of my favourite photos with them.
Jim
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-25-2011
Replies: 7,409
Views: 3,776,914
Posted By Broke
Here's my M2 -- Gerry Smith made it smooth as...

Here's my M2 -- Gerry Smith made it smooth as silk. M2 and the 35 Cron ASPH, the best of old and new.
Cheers,
Jim
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 10-25-2011
Replies: 116
Views: 14,101
Posted By Broke
Same for me. Now I'm forever looking at...

Same for me. Now I'm forever looking at backgrounds... in photos, and (most disturbingly) at the movies.

Jim
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-05-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 2,767
Posted By Broke
I've found it somewhat difficult with mine --...

I've found it somewhat difficult with mine -- definitely have to scrunch one's glasses up to the face. Easier than with my M2 however, which has frame lines geared closer to infinity.
By the way,...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-25-2011
Replies: 270
Views: 145,078
Posted By Broke
I'm reading this thread -- lovely images by the...

I'm reading this thread -- lovely images by the way, throughout -- and can't help but hope that they do the same type of overhaul to the 50mm/1.5 Nokton. Would be lovely to have an updated version...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-07-2011
Replies: 77
Views: 9,378
Posted By Broke
Much of his earlier stuff was shot with Leica...

Much of his earlier stuff was shot with Leica rangefinders -- his Afghan Girl portrait, for instance. Not that this matters.
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 09-04-2011
Replies: 31
Views: 10,853
Posted By Broke
I think the Ricoh has built in (manual) settings...

I think the Ricoh has built in (manual) settings to deal with the vignetting and colour shift with M mount wide angle lenses... this could make it a winner in my books.
Cheers,
Jim
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 08-29-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 5,066
Posted By Broke
http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Adapter-Ring-Leica-E39-Filt...

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Adapter-Ring-Leica-E39-Filter-Summicron-C-S5-5-cap-/200633176744?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2eb6ab52a8#ht_500wt_1156

This is all you need to fit normal 39mm filters. A...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-26-2011
Replies: 62
Views: 6,045
Posted By Broke
Hey, Hoping its going to be the 50 Lux ASPH -- I...

Hey,
Hoping its going to be the 50 Lux ASPH -- I just put myself on the wait list.
Meantime, definitely the 40mm Summicron. What a delightful little lens. Small, fast, sharp from 2.8 on down,...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 08-18-2011
Replies: 20
Views: 6,817
Posted By Broke
This works well for me -- includes a series 5.5...

This works well for me -- includes a series 5.5 --> 39mm...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 05-19-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 4,615
Posted By Broke
"This OVF works like every other OVF" I don't...

"This OVF works like every other OVF"

I don't believe this to be true -- this is the first ever OVF with framelines projected by an electronic projector, they can do whatever they wish with what's...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 05-19-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 4,615
Posted By Broke
"With an optical VF, it can only be accurate at...

"With an optical VF, it can only be accurate at one distance really. "

This is my argument -- if you can continuously vary the projected size of the framelines, why does this need be?
Cheers,
Jim
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 05-18-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 4,615
Posted By Broke
OVF Framelines

Hi all,
I've had my X100 about a month now, and have enjoyed it a great deal. I've tended toward use of the OVF for framing, and for the most part I've had a reasonably good experience with this. ...
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 03-29-2011
Replies: 21
Views: 5,869
Posted By Broke
I updated mine today -- I agree the manual focus...

I updated mine today -- I agree the manual focus is much improved. The AF is maybe a touch faster, but much so when refocusing at a similar distance. My only disappointment is that they didn't fix...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 02-09-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 3,996
Posted By Broke
www.leicaboutique.com Jean is a stand up guy, ...

www.leicaboutique.com

Jean is a stand up guy, I've had very good experiences with them.
Cheers,
Jim
Forum: RFF Polls 01-28-2011
Replies: 49
Views: 10,616
Posted By Broke
I had a Hexar prior, and a bunch of M's --I...

I had a Hexar prior, and a bunch of M's --I definitely prefer the M's. The main things that detracted from the Hexar (for me) were the slow top shutter speed, and the fact that I didn't like the...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 01-23-2011
Replies: 87
Views: 88,221
Posted By Broke
Been playing around with the iphone, what a fun...

Been playing around with the iphone, what a fun little program is Hipstamatic.
Cheers,
Jim
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 01-19-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 1,900
Posted By Broke
Hey, I have a Tom A softie, this fits the CL...

Hey,
I have a Tom A softie, this fits the CL nicely. I have the bigger one.
They're nicely built, and Tom is nice to deal with. Good luck.

Cheers,
JB
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 12-16-2010
Replies: 136
Views: 17,397
Posted By Broke
I got to thinking about the lack of image...

I got to thinking about the lack of image stabilization in this camera. Do you folks think that a lens element or sensor shift (with all these angled microlenses) would be really difficult to deal...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 09-23-2010
Replies: 1,696
Views: 173,966
Posted By Broke
I think he means the surface area is 1/4 that of...

I think he means the surface area is 1/4 that of a full frame sensor, sounds about right.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 07-20-2010
Replies: 140
Views: 34,584
Posted By Broke
I have had a really good experience with this...

I have had a really good experience with this scanner -- I usually scan at 5400 dpi, sharpen, and downsize to 3000dpi. I think this is an optimal size for myself. I've seen other reviews state the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-19-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 800
Posted By Broke
Its back up... I like this description: "The...

Its back up... I like this description:

"The focal length extension factor of the digital rangefinder camera turns the compact lens into a powerful telephoto lens with a focal length of 100 mm,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-19-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 800
Posted By Broke
Thanks guys -- hadn't noticed the others missing...

Thanks guys -- hadn't noticed the others missing there.
Cheers,
Jim
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-19-2010
Replies: 104
Views: 15,912
Posted By Broke
This is like saying the latest Canon EOS model is...

This is like saying the latest Canon EOS model is a cheap knock off of the T90...

I haven't found this to be the case, having previously owned an M2 and being the proud owner of a current MP. The...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-18-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 800
Posted By Broke
Question 75mm Summicron no longer listed on Leica Site

Hello all -- I've been pondering the possibility of getting ahold of one of these (at the expense of a kidney). I noticed today the lens is no longer listed on the Leica US site. Has there been an...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 07-17-2010
Replies: 140
Views: 34,584
Posted By Broke
I've owned a Coolscan V in past, a Plustek now. ...

I've owned a Coolscan V in past, a Plustek now. My experience echoes this gentleman's conclusions... it is very close in quality to the Coolscan, and offers a great deal more resolution than my...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 05-20-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 2,130
Posted By Broke
Hi John, I own both and have shot both...

Hi John,
I own both and have shot both extensively. The 20mm really is much better lens overall. Besides the extra speed (which is extraordinarily useful), it is much better in the corners at...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 04-17-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 2,704
Posted By Broke
I was able to go a few days ago -- there are some...

I was able to go a few days ago -- there are some lovely prints, but I agree that some are interesting for their lack of technical perfection (being my first time seeing HCB's prints). One that was...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 11-16-2009
Replies: 76
Views: 12,615
Posted By Broke
Those cat's eyes look like what I was used to...

Those cat's eyes look like what I was used to with the Leica 50 Lux Pre-asph -- I really like that look. Hardly any bright edge to them. This lens looks like a real winner.

Keep em coming, love...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-16-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 1,078
Posted By Broke
I have an M-Hexanon for sale in the classifieds...

I have an M-Hexanon for sale in the classifieds with perfect glass - it is a lovely lens, smaller than the Elmarit-M, has nice bokeh.
Shameless self promotion hehe.
Good luck, cheers,
Jim
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 07-19-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 987
Posted By Broke
Mine rattles too, sounds like from beneath the...

Mine rattles too, sounds like from beneath the top plate (shrug).
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-19-2009
Replies: 86
Views: 12,564
Posted By Broke
I use a Seal Line bag with an insert -- it's...

I use a Seal Line bag with an insert -- it's absolutely waterproof, is quite comfortable and is perfect size for an M kit. Highly recommended, especially for an M8 in the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-06-2009
Replies: 22
Views: 14,136
Posted By Broke
Agree with this sentiment -- a lovely user lens,...

Agree with this sentiment -- a lovely user lens, I've found its quality remarkable.
Here's a shot of it with the 35 'cron hood, one of my easy coding job.
Cheers,
Jim
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-06-2009
Replies: 22
Views: 14,136
Posted By Broke
I modified mine with a small metal file without...

I modified mine with a small metal file without event, it's really quite easy. Durably coded it also by milling one pit to the side of the screw on the flange with a Dremel tool -- by filling in the...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 02-08-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 2,037
Posted By Broke
I can vouch for the 40 summicron as well. When...

I can vouch for the 40 summicron as well. When filed, it matches the 35 framelines from an unmodified M8 almost exactly at moderate distances. From others descriptions it sounds like it behaves...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 10-24-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 2,563
Posted By Broke
Hehe -- classic. Come see the majestic moose,...

Hehe -- classic.
Come see the majestic moose, ralph the wonder llama.

JB
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-16-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 1,104
Posted By Broke
I have this book Shane -- it's very...

I have this book Shane -- it's very leica-centric, and has a great deal of hyperbole regarding Leica equipment (which I happen to like a great deal :) ). That being said there is a fair amount of...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-03-2008
Replies: 25
Views: 2,234
Posted By Broke
Also missing the take up "flower" on the bottom...

Also missing the take up "flower" on the bottom plate -- ? taken for a rapidwinder?
Forum: Travel 09-12-2008
Replies: 27
Views: 2,525
Posted By Broke
I can second this, most beautiful place in...

I can second this, most beautiful place in Ontario according to me :D

Jim
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-12-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 1,013
Posted By Broke
I got a new rubber hood and cap from Leica USA...

I got a new rubber hood and cap from Leica USA recently, they had new ones at that time. Hope that helps,

Jim
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-07-2008
Replies: 30
Views: 2,442
Posted By Broke
Great home developing info guys -- very...

Great home developing info guys -- very helpful.
I'm from the London area originally -- used Stan C Reade's for film processing before. They're great there, very helpful, results were good (last...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 08-21-2008
Replies: 60
Views: 5,304
Posted By Broke
Happy birthday from the east coast Tom, Jim

Happy birthday from the east coast Tom,
Jim
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 08-02-2008
Replies: 25
Views: 2,637
Posted By Broke
In the sellers answers to questions posed by...

In the sellers answers to questions posed by bidders he claims he couldn't take a photo of the actual sale item as he/she is "in a wheel chair and I have limmited use of my arms".
Good lord.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 07-31-2008
Replies: 31
Views: 3,426
Posted By Broke
Very interesting -- i'd like to see it if you...

Very interesting -- i'd like to see it if you still have it.
Here's how the Summicron-C behaves, has round highlights on center, butterfly-like highlights in the periphery.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 07-31-2008
Replies: 31
Views: 3,426
Posted By Broke
Isn't that coma? Astigmatism is a difference in...

Isn't that coma? Astigmatism is a difference in the resolution in sagittal and tangiential lines.

I really like the GIII, but have found the Summicron-C better, though this lens is prone to coma...
Forum: RFF News 07-28-2008
Replies: 46
Views: 4,790
Posted By Broke
Congratulations to all involved - I love this...

Congratulations to all involved - I love this site, find it very refreshing and a storehouse of information.
Cheers,

Jim
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 07-26-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 880
Posted By Broke
That I'm not sure Ben, I've not tried the M3 -- I...

That I'm not sure Ben, I've not tried the M3 -- I imagine your comparison is about right though. I have a .72 M6.

Jim
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 07-26-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 880
Posted By Broke
Hey Ben, I qualify on both counts -- I've found...

Hey Ben,
I qualify on both counts -- I've found I can see the entire frame (just barely) on the CV finder. I can see the frame lines better than the M camera's 35mm lines for instance. It is...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-30-2008
Replies: 65
Views: 4,947
Posted By Broke
Nugard, I just got an e46 summilux from KEH for...

Nugard, I just got an e46 summilux from KEH for 1150$ in bargain condition (I can't hardly tell it from new). I'm putting it through its paces the last few days and am quite impressed, lovely build...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 06-29-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 1,534
Posted By Broke
i tried the 2.0 beta yesterday -- thought the new...

i tried the 2.0 beta yesterday -- thought the new local editing stuff was quite interesting, worth a look.

Cheers, Jim
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 06-27-2008
Replies: 38
Views: 3,479
Posted By Broke
Unfortunately I can't speak to the other lenses,...

Unfortunately I can't speak to the other lenses, but I've recently purchased the summilux pre-asph (the e46 version). It has a lovely build, it's contrasty on center wide open and does quite well...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-21-2008
Replies: 24
Views: 13,163
Posted By Broke
I just put down the money for a pre-asph E46...

I just put down the money for a pre-asph E46 Summilux -- big ole' GAS attack -- can't wait. Looks like my 90 Hex is going on the block hehe.

Cheers,
JB
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-18-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 849
Posted By Broke
If it's like the M6TTL and SF20, just set it to...

If it's like the M6TTL and SF20, just set it to sync speed and shoot away, any aperture and any distance without changing settings. I found my SF20 a little hot and dial in a little negative...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-26-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 908
Posted By Broke
Mine too -- kinda annoying isn't it? I'd also...

Mine too -- kinda annoying isn't it? I'd also like to know if this happens with other M's.

JB
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-02-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 3,912
Posted By Broke
Rangefinder vs. Image Stabilized SLR

It's Puts, so be prepared for a banquet of BS... that being said I thought this was really interesting, and was really quite surprised by the efficacy of image...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-21-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 2,258
Posted By Broke
Has anyone tried the Nikon SB-400 AF ? Seems...

Has anyone tried the Nikon SB-400 AF ? Seems quite small and has bounce capability -- would be interesting...

Cheers,

Jim
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 03-19-2008
Replies: 126
Views: 13,542
Posted By Broke
Do you think there is much of a market for a...

Do you think there is much of a market for a slower, small 35 given the presence of so many f/2 small 35mm lenses available? At ~ same price as the F/2 biogon? That being said I'm sure it'll be a...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-24-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 512
Posted By Broke
Hi Ronald, welcome. You can take the top off the...

Hi Ronald, welcome. You can take the top off the canonet and clean the finder quite easily -- I did it and don't have any more technical skill than the next joe. Makes a night-and-day...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 02-16-2008
Replies: 41
Views: 3,191
Posted By Broke
Hehe -- I had a similar experience with a...

Hehe -- I had a similar experience with a Canonet... replaced the cover with a Cameraleather kit and threw out everything else that came with it. Amazing how horrible that smell is -- thinking about...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 02-14-2008
Replies: 71
Views: 2,760
Posted By Broke
Hear hear. I imagine many have seen this, but...

Hear hear.

I imagine many have seen this, but here goes anyhow:
http://wmarc001.bcst.yahoo.com/yahoo/chrisjordan.mov

Cheers,
JB
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 02-13-2008
Replies: 545
Views: 23,448
Posted By Broke
I have to agree -- I've had only good experiences...

I have to agree -- I've had only good experiences with them as well, seems a very good outfit.

Cheers,
JB
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 02-13-2008
Replies: 545
Views: 23,448
Posted By Broke
Here's the cheapest I've seen it: $479...

Here's the cheapest I've seen it: $479 CDN

http://www.leicaboutique.com/voigtlander/voigtlander-lenses.htm

Tempting tempting...

JB
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-11-2008
Replies: 22
Views: 936
Posted By Broke
Hi DShugar, welcome to the forum (admittedly from...

Hi DShugar, welcome to the forum (admittedly from a junior member).

If you'd like to remain within the confines of that 17-40mm range as before, you might look into the Voigtlander Bessa R4 -- has...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-28-2007
Replies: 41
Views: 2,538
Posted By Broke
Nah -- Demolition Man was the film in question. ...

Nah -- Demolition Man was the film in question. Classy film hehe.

JB
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-10-2007
Replies: 22
Views: 1,586
Posted By Broke
Or how about a 40mm 'Cron-C or M-Rokkor? Very...

Or how about a 40mm 'Cron-C or M-Rokkor? Very similar field of view, similar signature and can be had on the cheap (or relatively so...). You'll find lots of information about it around here -- can...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 11-17-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 1,378
Posted By Broke
Thanks very much Peter, I'll give the 54 a...

Thanks very much Peter, I'll give the 54 a try.
Cheers,

Jim
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 11-15-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 1,378
Posted By Broke
Thanks again for the reply guys, I've kept the...

Thanks again for the reply guys, I've kept the lens and will maybe get it CLA'd in future -- I got it for a good price and am otherwise quite happy with it. I haven't noticed it squeak much since...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 11-03-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 1,378
Posted By Broke
Thanks a lot for the replies guys, much...

Thanks a lot for the replies guys, much appreciated. I'll contact Matsuiya and see what they have to say about it.

Cheers,
Jim
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 11-03-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 1,378
Posted By Broke
Hex 90 Squeaky aperture

Hi all, hoping for some advice,

I've just received a new used M-Hexanon 90 from Matsuiya (Ebay), arrived in excellent condition except... the aperture's squeaky. Most squeaky between f/2.8 and...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-28-2007
Replies: 19
Views: 5,537
Posted By Broke
Ken, what film and scanner pair are you using...

Ken, what film and scanner pair are you using there -- love the colours.
Cheers,
JB
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-26-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 886
Posted By Broke
I ordered a Sling about a week ago, still waiting...

I ordered a Sling about a week ago, still waiting on it -- seemed like a minimalist solution for a more secure grip. We'll see...

JB
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-20-2007
Replies: 36
Views: 2,458
Posted By Broke
I'll echo the jeweller's file recommend, just...

I'll echo the jeweller's file recommend, just modified mine without incident (doesn't take much metal removed). Used masking tape to protect it and left the mount on the lens while filing. I got my...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-20-2007
Replies: 18
Views: 1,815
Posted By Broke
Have you considered the Epson V700/750 --...

Have you considered the Epson V700/750 -- excellent for a flatbed I'm told.

JB
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-18-2007
Replies: 7,409
Views: 3,776,914
Posted By Broke
Isn't she beautiful? (Halle Berry isn't too...

Isn't she beautiful? (Halle Berry isn't too shabby either).

Acquired her from Nick Bulloss in the classifieds.
Filed the flange on my 40 'cron today without any trouble, couldn't be happier with...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 10-14-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 639
Posted By Broke
I looked into this before, but didn't go through...

I looked into this before, but didn't go through with it. You can get aftermarket beamsplitters, may be easy enough as the rangefinder is not that complicated ...may make an interesting project......
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-06-2007
Replies: 23
Views: 1,844
Posted By Broke
I've been playing with it tonight with RAW files...

I've been playing with it tonight with RAW files from my G7 -- certainly improves on the aesthetic of those files, though it would be nice to see prints.

Rather expensive indeed.

JB
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-06-2007
Replies: 23
Views: 1,844
Posted By Broke
Nifty Program

Hi All,

In poking around I found the following program:
True Grain
http://grubbasoftware.com/

There's a good demo video clip for preview.
Looks like a pretty promising idea, though the grain...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 10-04-2007
Replies: 51
Views: 2,381
Posted By Broke
I get mine from Henry's (Canada), but they're...

I get mine from Henry's (Canada), but they're easy to find on Ebay etc...
The model is:
WEINCELL MRB625 BATTERY (PX625)

Also, you might check out Cameraleather.com if you'd like to re-cover the QL17...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 10-04-2007
Replies: 51
Views: 2,381
Posted By Broke
Hi Alex -- congrats on the find... they're great...

Hi Alex -- congrats on the find... they're great little cameras.
I've been using Wein Cell batteries in mine, good as they have a near constant voltage throughout their life, something normal hearing...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 09-30-2007
Replies: 61
Views: 7,161
Posted By Broke
Hi all, For those who wish the G7 had raw,...

Hi all,
For those who wish the G7 had raw, there's an extensive forum on DPReview regarding an available 3rd party firmware update. It works well, and I've just started to do a little...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-17-2007
Replies: 1
Views: 674
Posted By Broke
Oops, another thread regarding this...

Oops, another thread regarding this...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-17-2007
Replies: 1
Views: 674
Posted By Broke
Leica Article...

Saw this link on another unnamed forum... thought it an interesting read.
No, its not a cryptic joke.

http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2007/09/24/070924fa_fact_lane?printable=true

Cheers,
JB
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-16-2007
Replies: 23
Views: 1,587
Posted By Broke
I sold my 350D because I found its size...

I sold my 350D because I found its size (especially lens size) a bit obtrusive -- I've been using a Canonet GIII lately, which I enjoyed restoring. And... recently I've taken the plunge and ordered...
Forum: RFF Polls 09-10-2007
Replies: 66
Views: 14,135
Posted By Broke
My vote's for the QL17 -- wonderful build...

My vote's for the QL17 -- wonderful build quality, especially when considering the prices they fetch. Nice viewfinder to boot. I think the black version is the best looking of all compact fixed...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 04-18-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 952
Posted By Broke
Post Re: GIII

There's a bargain GIII at KEH right now for 29$, might just do the trick.
Cheers,

Broke
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