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Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-15-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 2,248
Posted By lic4
That's exactly what I do and very quickly too....

That's exactly what I do and very quickly too. With any camera, it's just muscle memory and using it often to get it working in an instinctive way. The CLE can be a no nonsense tool if you stick with...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-11-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 863
Posted By lic4
DAG doesn't service the CLE anymore, but Dave...

DAG doesn't service the CLE anymore, but Dave Easterwood does. www.davescamera.net
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-07-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 824
Posted By lic4
I found the Hexanon much sharper than the Rokkor,...

I found the Hexanon much sharper than the Rokkor, particularly at the edges. The CLE always displays the 28mm frameines, so you donít have to worry about the lens; the Hexanon is a good lens for it....
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-03-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 864
Posted By lic4
My IS lenses work fully on the Canon Rebel TI and...

My IS lenses work fully on the Canon Rebel TI and Elan 7-E in my experience
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-05-2016
Replies: 75
Views: 14,894
Posted By lic4
I had a bad experience with a repair (RF vertical...

I had a bad experience with a repair (RF vertical alignment off, twice) that Sherry did on an M6. DAG fixed it for me at a discount. I came to trust DAG's work as the best, but I thought the...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-10-2016
Replies: 12
Views: 1,483
Posted By lic4
He just collimated my Summicron 50mm this month...

He just collimated my Summicron 50mm this month and used shims. Service was $40 on top of the $80 for the lens CLA. Lens came back in perfect shape.
Forum: Nikon RF 05-12-2016
Replies: 67
Views: 9,242
Posted By lic4
I like my new S3 2000 so much I've been thinking...

I like my new S3 2000 so much I've been thinking of getting another one. I have no idea why.
Forum: Nikon RF 05-12-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 1,395
Posted By lic4
Nikkor 8.5cm on S3?

I was wondering if anyone uses the 8.5cm lens on the S3. I know there are 10.5cm frame lines; can those be used in any manner to figure out the framing for 8.5? Any strategies?

Also, would anyone...
Forum: Nikon RF 05-03-2016
Replies: 67
Views: 9,242
Posted By lic4
My new S3-2000 and 50/1.4 arrived from Japan as...

My new S3-2000 and 50/1.4 arrived from Japan as new. I've run two rolls through it. Wow, what a camera. Coming from years of M4 and CLE use, I expected it to be quirky according to what I've read,...
Forum: Nikon RF 04-28-2016
Replies: 67
Views: 9,242
Posted By lic4
The low price tempted me enough to buy a chrome...

The low price tempted me enough to buy a chrome S3 2000 with 5cm f1.4 lens last week. I bought a kit from Japan for $1299 on Ebay. I know I could get it cheaper if I waited, but I remember these were...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 08-11-2015
Replies: 37
Views: 4,368
Posted By lic4
in my experience, the CLE is far more reliable...

in my experience, the CLE is far more reliable than Leica.. Even the rangefinder is more robust and stays adjusted through normal use. Shutter speed timing is more accurate too. I am glad the CLE has...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-05-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 3,411
Posted By lic4
Great lens, great size, but I found the autofocus...

Great lens, great size, but I found the autofocus was too slow for me. 40mm in RF photography was my favorite, but with my 5D3, I like the 50/1.4.
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 12-25-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 5,462
Posted By lic4
Gus Lazzari is another...

Gus Lazzari is another option
http://tlccamerarepair.homestead.com/
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 11-01-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 3,841
Posted By lic4
That was my impression about the build quality. ...

That was my impression about the build quality. I mentioned it in another post here on RFF, but others said that any point and shoot could break that easily if dropped just right. The crazy thing...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 10-31-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 3,841
Posted By lic4
Yes, the lens pre-focuses when you push the...

Yes, the lens pre-focuses when you push the button halfway down, but I found there is still a slight lag which seemed about the same as the slight lag in any point and shoot that pre-focuses. It...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 10-31-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 3,570
Posted By lic4
I go to Printspace New York every now and then to...

I go to Printspace New York every now and then to make a few C-prints. You don't really have a choice in contrast or color intensity, but I've found that C-prints have a natural vibrance when I...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 06-14-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 3,372
Posted By lic4
One thing I find is that the GF670 collapses to...

One thing I find is that the GF670 collapses to be easier to carry in my camera bag than the M6+50mm Cron that used to be my staple combo. I find it easier to grab and go than any other camera I own...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-06-2013
Replies: 47
Views: 5,105
Posted By lic4
Hi Robert, I bought your rf645 six years ago,...

Hi Robert, I bought your rf645 six years ago, though i don't remember any winder problem. I sold it a few months later because I found the images unsuitable. I have also gone through the same...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 09-30-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 9,049
Posted By lic4
Ok, so Bellamy does NOT have a source for Leica...

Ok, so Bellamy does NOT have a source for Leica CM repairs.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-30-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 1,586
Posted By lic4
Youxin has a faster turnaround time than most...

Youxin has a faster turnaround time than most Leica techs, in my experience. He just did an MP finder upgrade for my M6ttl, CLA, removed 75/135 framelines, and relubed my Summicron ASPH 35. This...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 09-30-2012
Replies: 41
Views: 6,369
Posted By lic4
Hi, I contacted Bellamy and just wanted to...

Hi, I contacted Bellamy and just wanted to correct this- he was saying that the CL can still be fixed by Kanto, not the CM.
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 09-29-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 9,469
Posted By lic4
I don't think you'll be disappointed with the...

I don't think you'll be disappointed with the Himatic Rokkor. The CLE or CL Rokkor is a little better, but I don't think it's a huge difference. The main difference for me is in the choice of...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 09-29-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 9,049
Posted By lic4
I just read in another thread that Bellamy at...

I just read in another thread that Bellamy at Japan Camera Hunter might know of a place to have the CM repaired. I will try and report the progress.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 09-29-2012
Replies: 41
Views: 6,369
Posted By lic4
Thanks for the thoughtful reply. I appreciate it...

Thanks for the thoughtful reply. I appreciate it greatly and it's probably the kind of pat on the back I was looking for. In retrospect, I was just very upset at having lost around $1000 in two...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 09-29-2012
Replies: 41
Views: 6,369
Posted By lic4
I don't know what this means except in the...

I don't know what this means except in the literal sense.

Anyway, if I wasn't constantly dropped as a child, I might not be constantly dropping my cameras.

It's true - it's a matter of luck and...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 09-29-2012
Replies: 41
Views: 6,369
Posted By lic4
Thanks for the responses. I'll try sending the...

Thanks for the responses.

I'll try sending the cameras to Bellamy in Japan. Thanks for the CM tip.

You guys don't suck. Please excuse my pedestrian vocabulary.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 09-29-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 9,049
Posted By lic4
I purchased a Leica CM through classifieds, and...

I purchased a Leica CM through classifieds, and it broke. The aperture blades are stuck at the smallest aperture, regardless of manual settings or changes in light.

I contacted Leica NJ and Leica...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 09-27-2012
Replies: 41
Views: 6,369
Posted By lic4
I've just been using my CLE. Why I stick to...

I've just been using my CLE. Why I stick to unrepairable cameras, I don't know.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 09-27-2012
Replies: 41
Views: 6,369
Posted By lic4
Fuji sucks

Two of my P&S cameras broke within a month - Leica CM and Fuji Klasse S. It seems like neither can be fixed.

Anyway, I sent my Klasse S into the Fuji USA repair center weeks ago, and they finally...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 07-06-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 1,696
Posted By lic4
KEH lists them according to model though -...

KEH lists them according to model though - (currently, two for the EL, one for the GT).

Are you saying that any of these would work?

thanks
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 07-06-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 1,696
Posted By lic4
Minox 35 ML ever ready case question

Do the leather ever ready cases for the 35GT/EL/etc fit the 35ML?
I notice on one site, the ML is one millimeter wider in dimension, but I wanted to see if anyone had personal experience trying to...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 05-07-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 3,101
Posted By lic4
It looks like the negative is being scratched. ...

It looks like the negative is being scratched. Have you felt inside the camera along the path of the film emulsion to see if there are any barbs or scratches that could cause that?
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 04-18-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 7,399
Posted By lic4
Answering an old thread question: If you specify...

Answering an old thread question:

If you specify the distance on a Klasse S, then the lens will move into focus and stay there, improving shooting speed considerably.

You can turn prefocus on and...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 02-23-2012
Replies: 110
Views: 11,452
Posted By lic4
Agreed with Mapplethorpe. Which is what I mean by...

Agreed with Mapplethorpe. Which is what I mean by Araki vs this guy. I doubt a thread dedicated to Mapplethorpe would create such snarky responses because of the honesty you mention.

Curating...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 02-22-2012
Replies: 110
Views: 11,452
Posted By lic4
I respect your criticism of my post. This is the...

I respect your criticism of my post. This is the type of criticism I mean as being what we need amongst photographers. No one is above criticism, and maybe we all need more accountability in...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 02-21-2012
Replies: 110
Views: 11,452
Posted By lic4
I disagree with a previous poster- it's very...

I disagree with a previous poster- it's very important that photographers critique each others' works for moral and political honesty. I think this is more important than aesthetic...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 02-21-2012
Replies: 110
Views: 11,452
Posted By lic4
A Wall St banker can do whatever he wants.

A Wall St banker can do whatever he wants.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-06-2012
Replies: 42
Views: 15,266
Posted By lic4
There is enough of a cult following of this lens...

There is enough of a cult following of this lens and its bokeh effect, that some photographers call it the "water lens" in Japan.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 02-01-2012
Replies: 38
Views: 5,184
Posted By lic4
Yes it's possible, for instance, if Bruce Gilden...

Yes it's possible, for instance, if Bruce Gilden becomes more famous and Leibowitz decides to take a photo of him while he's on the street, and she uses her Hexar, then it might satisfy your...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 01-27-2012
Replies: 43
Views: 21,917
Posted By lic4
I didn't like CV lenses for their color rendering...

I didn't like CV lenses for their color rendering and contrast. The advantage of owning them for me was that they are cheaper. I decided though that it's better to own the lenses that I want, to...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 01-09-2012
Replies: 36
Views: 3,606
Posted By lic4
I second the CLE for your budget range. It's...

I second the CLE for your budget range. It's light, better build quality than the CL, has longer base length for more accurate focus, and has normal strap lugs. It's about the same in price as the...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 01-01-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 4,690
Posted By lic4
Yes, I know that for most of my needs, the...

Yes, I know that for most of my needs, the rangefinder would give me the approximate focus, well within the depth of field, but if the camera can be adjusted to provide full accuracy, I think it's...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-08-2011
Replies: 48
Views: 5,194
Posted By lic4
Maybe the myth of Leica M toughness causes people...

Maybe the myth of Leica M toughness causes people to treat their M's more roughly, while they treat other cameras (Canon fixed lens rf, etc) with more care. I know I'm kind of an oaf with my M...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 07-17-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 4,690
Posted By lic4
CLE repair: Panorama in NYC incompetent?

Based on this site's suggestion:
http://www.photoethnography.com/ClassicCameras/repair.html

I took my CLE in for a CLA at Panorama Camera Repair on west 30th street in Manhattan.

When I got the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-27-2011
Replies: 37
Views: 2,789
Posted By lic4
do not sell your soul.. do not sell out..

do not sell your soul.. do not sell out..
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 06-24-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 2,491
Posted By lic4
I just dropped mine off at Panorama in NYC...

I just dropped mine off at Panorama in NYC recently. They accept shipments from around the world, apparently, and they work on rare or hard to repair old cameras. They do work on the camera and...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 06-24-2011
Replies: 2,235
Sticky: User Feedback
Views: 252,631
Posted By lic4
user: cogitator He's located in India; I worried...

user: cogitator

He's located in India; I worried at first that the transaction would take a long time since I'm in NYC, but it was the smooth and easy. (his brother in law picked up the camera for...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-16-2011
Replies: 59
Views: 13,752
Posted By lic4
Rokkor 40mm (original CL version)...

Rokkor 40mm (original CL version) because:
-cheaper than Summicron C but identical optics
-40.5mm filter
-CLE version has a slight magenta color cast with the newer coatings - I can print C-prints...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-20-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 2,918
Posted By lic4
I've had various cameras worked on and rank the...

I've had various cameras worked on and rank the repairers in this order:
DAG
Youxin
Sherry

DAG himself vouched for Youxin's ability and skill to me.

To elaborate - I've had some issues with...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-30-2010
Replies: 70
Views: 7,050
Posted By lic4
You can only win talking to the camera guys at...

You can only win talking to the camera guys at B&H
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-28-2010
Replies: 32
Views: 6,328
Posted By lic4
He didn't say; I didn't ask him because he just...

He didn't say; I didn't ask him because he just made it clear that it's something he doesn't offer as a service. I figured if he doesn't do it, then it must be a very complicated job, since Will van...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-28-2010
Replies: 32
Views: 6,328
Posted By lic4
I once asked Will van Manen if he could give me...

I once asked Will van Manen if he could give me 40mm framelines in my M6, and he told me no. He said that the 35mm framelines are close enough.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-28-2010
Replies: 26
Views: 3,786
Posted By lic4
I'm sorry ZorkiKat, but I think we might be...

I'm sorry ZorkiKat, but I think we might be misunderstanding each other.

I'll be clearer, since I don't think my concept of pushing and subsequent overexposure is mistaken. I come from a cinema...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-26-2010
Replies: 26
Views: 3,786
Posted By lic4
I use these guys a...

I use these guys a lot:
http://www.northcoastphoto.com/
They push or pull for $2.00 extra only. Usually you need a slightly higher end lab to ask for push or pull work.

This is a set of photos I...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 10-26-2010
Replies: 69
Views: 7,937
Posted By lic4
have you seen any photography by Saul Leiter?

have you seen any photography by Saul Leiter?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-26-2010
Replies: 26
Views: 3,786
Posted By lic4
I push Portra 160VC as a rule for my own work. ...

I push Portra 160VC as a rule for my own work. One stop - it's exactly the look I want. I overexpose the negative by half a stop on top of that. For something like this, it's good to experiment for...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-22-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 2,100
Posted By lic4
I have owned both. I did have issues with flare...

I have owned both. I did have issues with flare with the UC Hexanon, but I didn't have a hood for it while I owned it. I didn't have flare issues with the Cron IV, but I always used the square...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 10-20-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 4,178
Posted By lic4
I hated the sideways hang too and had Sherry...

I hated the sideways hang too and had Sherry install a third strap lug (she uses an M5 lug). The cost was around $100.
Forum: Travel 10-14-2010
Replies: 32
Views: 3,644
Posted By lic4
Bait is set. Let's leave the bait be.

Bait is set.

Let's leave the bait be.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-11-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 959
Posted By lic4
RFF Free Stuff Giveaway

I remember there was a long thread in the past of members giving away their unused belongings to each other; I can't seem to find it so am starting a new one. Sorry if this is a problem, but I...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 09-28-2010
Replies: 117
Views: 67,713
Posted By lic4
I know a pro (fashion) who uses a T3 for his work...

I know a pro (fashion) who uses a T3 for his work too. His reason: lens quality and minimal shutter lag compared to other P&S cameras.

I don't know about the 35TI, but the shutter lag issue is a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-16-2010
Replies: 76
Views: 29,087
Posted By lic4
Sorry, I don't have examples to prove this, but I...

Sorry, I don't have examples to prove this, but I once owned a version 3 summicron, and my version 4 seems to be sharper. But many posts on RFF these days say that they perform identically. Am I...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 09-09-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 763
Posted By lic4
It's better than the Leica CM viewfinder.

It's better than the Leica CM viewfinder.
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 09-07-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 1,800
Posted By lic4
Please shoot it with confidence, and it will...

Please shoot it with confidence, and it will honor you back!
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 09-07-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 1,800
Posted By lic4
This is completely normal. The 50mm lines...

This is completely normal. The 50mm lines disappear only when you mount a 90mm
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-05-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 1,960
Posted By lic4
I've always rated 160VC as 100 ASA film for good...

I've always rated 160VC as 100 ASA film for good results. It's generally a bad idea to underexpose (rating at 200), and often people overexpose their negatives slightly to make the colors and...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-04-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 1,715
Posted By lic4
I thought it would be a thread on Michael Jackson...

I thought it would be a thread on Michael Jackson or Michael Jordan.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-01-2010
Replies: 36
Views: 11,214
Posted By lic4
If you consider the V4 Elmarit, also try the...

If you consider the V4 Elmarit, also try the Hexanon 28mm - they have the same optical formulas, and one French photography journal rated it as a better lens when it came out. I use one, and the...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 08-27-2010
Replies: 24
Views: 3,546
Posted By lic4
I use the 35 lines on my M6TTL, never think about...

I use the 35 lines on my M6TTL, never think about it, and it never causes any problems.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-21-2010
Replies: 111
Views: 87,771
Posted By lic4
Beautiful work. I like your site.

Beautiful work. I like your site.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 07-20-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1,847
Posted By lic4
Yes, the Fuji GS645 is a folding 120/220 camera,...

Yes, the Fuji GS645 is a folding 120/220 camera, has a meter, and has a coupled rangefinder. I used one for about a year but sold it because it was not completely reliable. In cold weather, it is...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-17-2010
Replies: 52
Views: 6,176
Posted By lic4
I had a call with Sherry K, and told me she saw...

I had a call with Sherry K, and told me she saw some MPs with a lot of problems. She said DAG had problems too; he called her and said, "weren't these MP's supposed to be better built?" Her...
Forum: Optics Theory - 07-14-2010
Replies: 44
Views: 9,839
Posted By lic4
Hi Juan, Sam Abell has said in interviews that...

Hi Juan,
Sam Abell has said in interviews that he uses the 28 and 90 for most shots, and it doesn't seem like a 28. He also said that while taking this photo, he was waiting for the red bucket to...
Forum: Optics Theory - 07-14-2010
Replies: 44
Views: 9,839
Posted By lic4
I'm 99% sure that this one was with a telephoto. ...

I'm 99% sure that this one was with a telephoto. Were you being sarcastic?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-13-2010
Replies: 52
Views: 6,176
Posted By lic4
I went back to the M6 after owning an M7 because...

I went back to the M6 after owning an M7 because I felt better having a mechanical camera. When the batteries in my M7 went out, and I couldn't buy a new set of batteries for a few days, it was...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 07-08-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 955
Posted By lic4
I switched from a gr1 to a T3, but for other...

I switched from a gr1 to a T3, but for other reasons (the lens). I think there is less lag, but there is still lag.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-04-2010
Replies: 83
Views: 33,087
Posted By lic4
I think my advice would be to worry less about...

I think my advice would be to worry less about the serial number and worry more about the history and state of the individual camera. Any M6 has the potential to be the best camera you've ever...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-04-2010
Replies: 83
Views: 33,087
Posted By lic4
Sherry Krauter believes the earliest production...

Sherry Krauter believes the earliest production M6 classics are the best built with many cost cutting measures coming in later batches. But there were some important improvements later including...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-01-2010
Replies: 25
Views: 4,418
Posted By lic4
Anyone want an unopened batch of Diafine? ...

Anyone want an unopened batch of Diafine? (enough to make a gallon of solution A and a gallon of solution B) Please pay $6 for priority shipping in the USA - for USA residents only. PM me if...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 06-29-2010
Replies: 69
Views: 7,540
Posted By lic4
I think there is some truth to it. The...

I think there is some truth to it. The photographers I like best seem to have the most minimal camera and lens set up, which lends their work a more consistent style.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 06-28-2010
Replies: 1
Views: 814
Posted By lic4
Seeking a Japanese speaker/reader to help my Contax T3 problem

Hello, I need a replacement part for my Contax T3 - the rubber eyepiece protector has fallen off of the camera. The Contax parts and repair company in the US (TOCad) does not carry the part. I was...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-26-2010
Replies: 35
Views: 4,497
Posted By lic4
How do you like that set up compared to the...

How do you like that set up compared to the Rolleiflex you're using? Your Pentax shots seem more saturated with color, but I like your square compositions.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-19-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 1,110
Posted By lic4
I'd be curious how parallax correction works with...

I'd be curious how parallax correction works with the external.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-18-2010
Replies: 27
Views: 6,455
Posted By lic4
My bad about "yuh"

My bad about "yuh"
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-18-2010
Replies: 27
Views: 6,455
Posted By lic4
Not if it is Pinyin, x is actually more like...

Not if it is Pinyin, x is actually more like "hs," not like "sh."
(A B C in Mandarin = "ei" "bi" "xi")

Judging by the spelling of his name, it is like pinyin:
yoe (like toe) hsin yuh (short...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-02-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 3,336
Posted By lic4
DAG installed a third lug on my CL back in 2008...

DAG installed a third lug on my CL back in 2008 for around $50 (a used M5 lug).

It was great; I could keep the camera horizontal with the straps.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-02-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 3,336
Posted By lic4
Dag is cheaper. I find him to be better than...

Dag is cheaper. I find him to be better than Sherry in overall quality control too.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-01-2010
Replies: 32
Views: 4,835
Posted By lic4
They did a rangefinder adjustment of my M7 for...

They did a rangefinder adjustment of my M7 for free, and I'm the second owner.
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 06-01-2010
Replies: 21
Views: 5,158
Posted By lic4
I have to disagree about the build quality of the...

I have to disagree about the build quality of the R3A compared to the CLE. I owned both for some time, and I found that the CLE was more robust. The rangefinder on mine has never gone out of...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-24-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 3,229
Posted By lic4
For me, the Rokkor 40 is the best black and white...

For me, the Rokkor 40 is the best black and white lens I've used, including the various Summicrons (35 v3, v4, and 50). The contrast seems to be just right. Steve's B/W photo above is a good...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 05-22-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 1,913
Posted By lic4
I don't know if the G2 will solve the issue you...

I don't know if the G2 will solve the issue you are having. I don't like either camera and figured that out early on after owning both. I now shoot with an M7 and a Minolta CLE, and both work...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-04-2010
Replies: 76
Views: 9,659
Posted By lic4
Ferrania Solaris ASA 200 - perfect for high sun.

Ferrania Solaris ASA 200 - perfect for high sun.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 05-03-2010
Replies: 23
Views: 2,056
Posted By lic4
My Plaubel Makina 670 - folds and takes 220, but...

My Plaubel Makina 670 - folds and takes 220, but it is very expensive
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-18-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 2,792
Posted By lic4
Leica M4 flash hot shoe conversion?

Is it possible to have the M4 accessory shoe converted to a hot shoe?

If so, how much does this repair run if done by someone like DAG?
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-30-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 2,008
Posted By lic4
3 seconds does not sound normal to me- mine...

3 seconds does not sound normal to me- mine buzzes in a continuous bzz, not shorter spurts.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 02-28-2010
Replies: 50
Views: 5,278
Posted By lic4
my wife is usually right when stopping me from...

my wife is usually right when stopping me from selling a camera.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-25-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 1,784
Posted By lic4
Just for the record, I once bought an M6 classic...

Just for the record, I once bought an M6 classic CLA'd by Youxin, and I emailed DAG before I bought it to ask if Youxin's CLA jobs are fine. DAG answered that Youxin certainly knows what he's doing....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-22-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 1,039
Posted By lic4
please be nice to Leica NJ

Leica NJ upgraded my M7 DX reader (sent to Germany for the fix). Anyhow, when I received it in the mail, the vertical rangefinder was misaligned. I took it back to Leica NJ in Allendale b/c it...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-17-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 2,723
Posted By lic4
I just got an email from DAG yesterday. Yes he...

I just got an email from DAG yesterday. Yes he takes a long time, but he also does a lot of quality cross checking on everything he fixes. I've never had to send anything back to him to re-do,...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 02-16-2010
Replies: 2,235
Sticky: User Feedback
Views: 252,631
Posted By lic4
User: nLubis Item: Nikonos V Comment: I sold the...

User: nLubis
Item: Nikonos V
Comment: I sold the camera to him, very smooth transaction, thanks.
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 02-15-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 1,860
Posted By lic4
I don't think it makes sense for any one person...

I don't think it makes sense for any one person to buy them but a camera repair shop, perhaps, since the amount of parts seems to be much more than you'd get from just one or two extra cameras.
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 02-15-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 1,860
Posted By lic4
CLE parts on Ebay

I thought this listing would be interesting for any CLE lovers (such as...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 02-13-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 3,215
Posted By lic4
Have you made sure the lens to camera contacts...

Have you made sure the lens to camera contacts are clean?

I love the Mamiya 7ii, but I've also found that they're not robust. Nippon Camera which services mine says that many photographers have to...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-05-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 974
Posted By lic4
upgrading the M7 finder as of now costs $200 if...

upgrading the M7 finder as of now costs $200 if done by DAG
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-03-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 1,497
Posted By lic4
Yes, that's the going trend with electronics, but...

Yes, that's the going trend with electronics, but I can't say that I'm very happy about it.

I have an M7 that I'm becoming more attached to, and I like the thought of using it for years and years to...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-02-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 1,497
Posted By lic4
Leica M7 - the Minolta CLE's fate?

I can see why the M2, M3, M4, M5, M6 and MP have lasting power - all mechanical, many available parts. As for the M7, should we fear where Leica will be in 15 years? For instance, what if the M7 is...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 02-02-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 1,404
Posted By lic4
Actually, there has been speculation that the...

Actually, there has been speculation that the 40mm Summicron is multi-coated. The original idea that it is single coated came from a magazine article around the time the lens was released, and the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-30-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 840
Posted By lic4
Camera manuals resource on RFF?

I downloaded the Plaubel Makina manual following this thread:
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?threadid=65059

It seems like it would be very helpful if there was a consolidated...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 01-30-2010
Replies: 29
Views: 16,697
Posted By lic4
it's been said many times already, but thank you!

it's been said many times already, but thank you!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-29-2010
Replies: 28
Views: 2,120
Posted By lic4
Hey Adam, I teach cinematography at a university...

Hey Adam, I teach cinematography at a university in the US and also work as professionally as a DP/Director.

I also recommend to students to buy a manual camera, and I usually don't mean for them...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-29-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 1,042
Posted By lic4
Leica NJ - prepare to say goodbye to your camera...

Leica NJ - prepare to say goodbye to your camera for 6 weeks or more. They send them all the way to Germany. Mine's there now getting a DX reader upgrade.. it's been a while, but I think he's right...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-29-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 1,042
Posted By lic4
If this is the reason, the film advance lever...

If this is the reason, the film advance lever should work if there is no film in the camera. Maybe I didn't read the original post clearly, but was it possible to advance when there's no film?

I've...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-13-2010
Replies: 128
Views: 20,711
Posted By lic4
Nice photos, Lorenzo. I think Ferrania looks...

Nice photos, Lorenzo. I think Ferrania looks great in bright sun or in Mediterranean lighting conditions-
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-13-2010
Replies: 128
Views: 20,711
Posted By lic4
Talking I once shopped at Kroger, and it was crap, the...

I once shopped at Kroger, and it was crap, the food tastes bad, bad, bad, indeed. I don't know why people in the US still shop there, because it is 100% strangely crap.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-13-2010
Replies: 30
Views: 4,772
Posted By lic4
Thank you Mauro, today I just ordered some from...

Thank you Mauro, today I just ordered some from Hong Kong, a seller on Ebay who has 36 exposure rolls in stock.

To answer another question on this thread; I did call Ferrania US in Oklahoma, and...
Forum: RFF Polls 12-13-2009
Replies: 163
Views: 14,552
Posted By lic4
Most of my tax money bails out rich bankers or...

Most of my tax money bails out rich bankers or build weapons. It helps me to sleep at night by encouraging me to drink a lot.

I'll help pay for any art that doesn't defend itself by stating a...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 11-15-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 1,582
Posted By lic4
Is there a difference in shutter lag?

Is there a difference in shutter lag?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-15-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 2,527
Posted By lic4
I just got one - it doesn't seem to have this...

I just got one - it doesn't seem to have this problem (Leica Hood 12459). Maybe they fixed it?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-09-2009
Replies: 66
Views: 3,688
Posted By lic4
I always feel it takes a year or so to get into a...

I always feel it takes a year or so to get into a good rhythm shooting with a camera, which is why I've tried a number of different cameras and keep coming back to the M with regrets that I wasted...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-08-2009
Replies: 32
Views: 4,772
Posted By lic4
I had the same feeling when I used a TLR, but I...

I had the same feeling when I used a TLR, but I kept moving the camera in every wrong direction to try to get the right framing, since the image is all reversed. It made me go back to the simple...
Forum: RFF Polls 10-04-2009
Replies: 303
Views: 127,889
Posted By lic4
konica s2 and c35 are both very great cameras. ...

konica s2 and c35 are both very great cameras. lenses are amazing - for color and black and white
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-02-2009
Replies: 34
Views: 2,898
Posted By lic4
I've seen them closer to $600 and sometimes a...

I've seen them closer to $600 and sometimes a little more.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-02-2009
Replies: 21
Views: 2,382
Posted By lic4
For many people, all roads lead to the M6, M7, or...

For many people, all roads lead to the M6, M7, or MP when you get started on the slippery slope of film RF photography. This could seem off topic, but I say this b/c I thought I could start on the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-29-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 1,236
Posted By lic4
Hey Sug, I think the Canonet QL 17 is actually a...

Hey Sug, I think the Canonet QL 17 is actually a great camera for anyone who likes mechanics. Works manually and automatically in such a tiny size.
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 09-24-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 5,471
Posted By lic4
Using 35mm lenses on CLE - experience?

hello, I'm *not* a fan of the 40mm Rokkor when it comes to colour photography (for B&W, I think it's a perfect lens).

I just purchased a CLE, and I want to buy a UC Hexanon 35mm lens for it. I...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-15-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 1,206
Posted By lic4
My Summicron (latest, as I mentioned earlier) was...

My Summicron (latest, as I mentioned earlier) was $750 without 6-bit encoding, so with encoding, it seems to be right.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-15-2009
Replies: 40
Views: 3,197
Posted By lic4
if all you need is f5.6, Ultron 35/1.7 is very...

if all you need is f5.6, Ultron 35/1.7 is very sharp at that aperture for a much cheaper price. Even the Contax T3 lens is amazing at f5.6. There are many 35mm's that will more than suffice.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-15-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 1,206
Posted By lic4
i've used the older ones (collapsible, dual...

i've used the older ones (collapsible, dual range) and the newer ones (last two versions). I currently use the latest version with built in hood - my favorite 50mm Summicron: built in hood is...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 08-23-2009
Replies: 55
Views: 33,205
Posted By lic4
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread....

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=48595
(http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=48595)
Robert Frank wtih a Big Mini in this RFF thread. These cameras have a...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-20-2009
Replies: 30
Views: 4,772
Posted By lic4
I appreciate the offer. I'll order online...

I appreciate the offer. I'll order online through the link above for now.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-20-2009
Replies: 30
Views: 4,772
Posted By lic4
Thanks for the "Solaris" tip (the same title of a...

Thanks for the "Solaris" tip (the same title of a very good film, not the American version).

I was able to find:

http://www.sierrasalesonline.com/wholesale_gift_shop_35mm_film.aspx
Very cheap!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-20-2009
Replies: 30
Views: 4,772
Posted By lic4
They're out of stock with this. I've had no luck...

They're out of stock with this.

I've had no luck with local grocery stores. Our grocery stores are small and don't sell generic brand film.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-20-2009
Replies: 30
Views: 4,772
Posted By lic4
I exaggerated the yellow in this shot, but not by...

I exaggerated the yellow in this shot, but not by a lot.
Ferrania!

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2617/3839526901_9aa232eb59.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-20-2009
Replies: 30
Views: 4,772
Posted By lic4
Thanks, yes, it has a slight "crappy" look as you...

Thanks, yes, it has a slight "crappy" look as you say, but the way the color renders (both yellow, high contrast, and saturated), it has a vintage look that I haven't encountered. I like it a...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-20-2009
Replies: 30
Views: 4,772
Posted By lic4
FERRANIA: Italian film, rebranded generic, where to buy?

I once bought generic film in North Carolina (Home 360) at Food Lion, and found out later that it was repackaged Ferrania film. After doing some color darkroom work with images from the film, I want...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 08-19-2009
Replies: 80
Views: 7,018
Posted By lic4
Where there is blood on the internet, sharks...

Where there is blood on the internet, sharks gather.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-26-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 1,543
Posted By lic4
http://www.cameraspro.com/bolexh16.html another...

http://www.cameraspro.com/bolexh16.html another site-
I like Eclairs better than Bolex - you can use c mount lenses and arri lenses.
Forum: RFF News 07-25-2009
Replies: 82
Views: 11,234
Posted By lic4
i think nyc - photo capital of the world, no?

i think nyc - photo capital of the world, no?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-21-2009
Replies: 64
Views: 3,406
Posted By lic4
Sigh. Just list it on ebay and be done with it.

Sigh. Just list it on ebay and be done with it.
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 07-18-2009
Replies: 2,235
Sticky: User Feedback
Views: 252,631
Posted By lic4
USER: MCTuomey Comment: purchased an M6 from...

USER: MCTuomey

Comment: purchased an M6 from Mike. Great deal, great shipping, and maybe the most perfect M6 I've ever encountered. Trust him.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 07-14-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 2,339
Posted By lic4
Hello, if anyone wants these for free from me, I...

Hello, if anyone wants these for free from me, I want to giveaway a pack of seven that I have, just one week old. I just bought a pack of these and then decided to return the camera. The brand is...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-13-2009
Replies: 590
Views: 68,224
Posted By lic4
$700 for an M6 on Ebay - it was a holiday and the...

$700 for an M6 on Ebay - it was a holiday and the seller had bad ratings. The camera was pristine though. Not a steal like $105 though - that's a crazy story.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 07-12-2009
Replies: 24
Views: 8,509
Posted By lic4
I can't say this is accurate scientifically, but...

I can't say this is accurate scientifically, but I had the same results between my Hex and my Cron 28 - the Hex had sharper edge to edge images in general use. I haven't tested using lens charts or...
Forum: Travel 07-10-2009
Replies: 29
Views: 3,040
Posted By lic4
yeah, you might need an extra canister of petrol...

yeah, you might need an extra canister of petrol in the trunk for the drive to Gros Morne, but Gros Morne might be worth it - otherworldly - very beautiful. Some of the oldest exposed rocks on the...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 07-08-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 1,815
Posted By lic4
might help with harmful rays when flying long...

might help with harmful rays when flying long hauls. i once had film flown to asia fog badly - 400ASA pushed to 800. I shoot mostly 100ASA, so i don't know if that was an isolated case.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-14-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 1,975
Posted By lic4
Any mention of the version IV Elmarit should also...

Any mention of the version IV Elmarit should also include a nod to the M Hexanon 28mm - same lens design, reportedly equal performance (one French magazine even rated it higher), and around half the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-06-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 1,109
Posted By lic4
I use my Rokkor CLE 40 as my 35mm lens and never...

I use my Rokkor CLE 40 as my 35mm lens and never miss the ASPH Cron I sold in favor of the 40. At f2, the image is not as sharp, but it renders very beautifully wide open. I know it can be very...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-05-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 5,876
Posted By lic4
Wow! I had no idea the difference in film and...

Wow! I had no idea the difference in film and framelines was that great with the M6. I suppose this is focused at close to infinity though, so it would be much closer for something at 1-2 meters.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-03-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 5,876
Posted By lic4
I wish the rangefinder patch of the M6 could be...

I wish the rangefinder patch of the M6 could be made as bright and contrasty as the one in my M2. Anyone know if this is possible? My M6 already has the MP VF upgrade.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-02-2009
Replies: 56
Views: 3,689
Posted By lic4
we need more mystery in the world. google is...

we need more mystery in the world. google is evil.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-26-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 1,693
Posted By lic4
The 40mm Rokkor CLE version - I don't shoot B&W...

The 40mm Rokkor CLE version - I don't shoot B&W anymore, but if I decided to do so, it would be to use this lens for it. The images in BW film (HP5 or TMAX) had perfect resolution with classic...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-26-2009
Replies: 154
Views: 27,834
Posted By lic4
My M2 cost me around $500, and I paid for a $120...

My M2 cost me around $500, and I paid for a $120 CLA after I bought it.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-21-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 1,320
Posted By lic4
This is my combo. It's perfect for me in many...

This is my combo. It's perfect for me in many ways, even though I use a 28mm and a 50mm (no 28 frame lines on either camera!)

Strangely, the M2 feels like it should be more expensive than the M6...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-17-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 1,291
Posted By lic4
I agree with Ken, that doesn't sound right. My...

I agree with Ken, that doesn't sound right. My M2 button is very secure and so is the lens. I'd go crazy if I had the same problem - servicing sounds like a necessary action.
Forum: RFF Polls 03-15-2009
Replies: 106
Views: 8,341
Posted By lic4
I guess I think it's counterproductive to worry...

I guess I think it's counterproductive to worry about the monetary value of cameras.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-05-2009
Replies: 89
Views: 5,212
Posted By lic4
Taking two bodies when- ?? Haven't vacations...

Taking two bodies when- ??

Haven't vacations gone extinct by now?
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-18-2009
Replies: 49
Views: 3,570
Posted By lic4
i talked to a pro i respect recently who said...

i talked to a pro i respect recently who said that he thinks it's a necessary part of photography and in the meantime, you come to find the tools you absolutely need, which i've done too.. M6 with a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-08-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 1,192
Posted By lic4
most of film "industry" is geared to people 15-30...

most of film "industry" is geared to people 15-30 in age. think about a first date - not so many invite the date over to watch a DVD. I think theaters will be fine , there was a similar worry when...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-30-2009
Replies: 107
Views: 7,340
Posted By lic4
Unhappy And the only difference now is that we aren't...

And the only difference now is that we aren't appalled. It seems like the whole world was disgusted by Guantanamo except for the majority of us Americans.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-30-2009
Replies: 107
Views: 7,340
Posted By lic4
Much like "we had to destroy the village in order...

Much like "we had to destroy the village in order to save it."
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-30-2009
Replies: 107
Views: 7,340
Posted By lic4
Sorry to slam you on this, but I think this is...

Sorry to slam you on this, but I think this is also a shortsighted memory - I've read compelling arguments that nations throughout the 20th century implemented "states of emergency" to take greater...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-29-2009
Replies: 169
Views: 20,478
Posted By lic4
I agree that when you're out doing serious work...

I agree that when you're out doing serious work with the camera (M2, M6, etc) it pretty much feels the same, unless you rely on the internal meter. I like the option of the internal meter myself. I...
Forum: Off Topic 01-28-2009
Replies: 45
Views: 4,035
Posted By lic4
he wrote me planning to bid on my summicron asph...

he wrote me planning to bid on my summicron asph 35mm on ebay. he said he'd write on leica for now since he got priced out of nikon.
i ended up ending the auction early after a pro photog in NY...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-25-2009
Replies: 35
Views: 14,043
Posted By lic4
if it's the UNIQLO ad in the Broadway Lafayette...

if it's the UNIQLO ad in the Broadway Lafayette Station, it's him holding a black Contax T3!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-20-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 2,000
Posted By lic4
my small sekonic meter works for me - I used to...

my small sekonic meter works for me - I used to think I need to meter every shot, but it's easier to work, I think, by metering sparsely (for light and shadow) and figuring out the lighting changes...
Forum: RFF News 01-07-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 3,862
Posted By lic4
definitely well-deserved.

definitely well-deserved.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 01-06-2009
Replies: 51
Views: 6,747
Posted By lic4
wow. I should get to know my neighbors.

wow. I should get to know my neighbors.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 12-17-2008
Replies: 27
Views: 10,783
Posted By lic4
I have a Hexanon 28mm and a Summicron ASPH 28 - I...

I have a Hexanon 28mm and a Summicron ASPH 28 - I use the ASPH when I need f2, but otherwise, I use the Hexanon most of the time for the way it renders images. I don't know if anyone else has this...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-16-2008
Replies: 70
Views: 5,162
Posted By lic4
It's become quite easy and fashionable to trash...

It's become quite easy and fashionable to trash or champion political correctness, the way it has become cliche to either trash or champion religion or America for some time. It's difficult to grasp...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-12-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 2,046
Posted By lic4
I paid around $150 for my rokkor 40mm cle at...

I paid around $150 for my rokkor 40mm cle at focal point - amazing results.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 11-24-2008
Replies: 25
Views: 2,002
Posted By lic4
I think the Planar 50mm is a better choice than...

I think the Planar 50mm is a better choice than the Heliar unless you really like the character of the Heliar (which I find I don't). Personally, if you're getting a Skopar 35, I think a 50 would be...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 11-23-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 3,175
Posted By lic4
It's true, I don't wear glasses - and I get my...

It's true, I don't wear glasses - and I get my eye very close to the VF, I can imagine it would change things a lot if I wore them.
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 11-23-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 3,175
Posted By lic4
I preferred using a 28/40 combo with my CL over...

I preferred using a 28/40 combo with my CL over my CLE, actually, b/c I found the entire VF approximated the coverage enough for a 28, and the 40 framelines are much bigger and better marked than...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-22-2008
Replies: 86
Views: 12,711
Posted By lic4
I thought it was strange to see the belt loop for...

I thought it was strange to see the belt loop for the bag - I don't think I would ever use it b/c it's too big for the belt. Is there another function (attaching to another bag), or is it for the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-21-2008
Replies: 86
Views: 12,711
Posted By lic4
yes and it's a very good bag!

yes and it's a very good bag!
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 11-19-2008
Replies: 36
Views: 6,090
Posted By lic4
I use a 28mm on my M6 .85 camera, and I use the...

I use a 28mm on my M6 .85 camera, and I use the entire frame. It's not accurate, but I've come to find that I can work without the EXACT framelines - anyhow, .85VF are great!! I wish I had...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 11-07-2008
Replies: 42
Views: 4,893
Posted By lic4
Ultron for its color rendition - color seemed...

Ultron for its color rendition - color seemed more natural for me.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 11-07-2008
Replies: 42
Views: 3,802
Posted By lic4
the Domke F5xb is really nice- when you have...

the Domke F5xb is really nice- when you have fewer items in your bag, it collapses a little smaller. really unobtrusive.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-07-2008
Replies: 64
Views: 5,096
Posted By lic4
I've missed shots with a CLE b/c of quirky...

I've missed shots with a CLE b/c of quirky electronics, and so has another pro photog that I know. We were just talking the other day about how an M6 seems to be the best option for RF 35mm. It has...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 10-28-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 12,108
Posted By lic4
I benefited from your sale, and it's a great...

I benefited from your sale, and it's a great lens. I used the Biogon for a while in Africa but found that I generally prefer Leica color shots to Zeiss (they seem more aesthetically pleasing to me,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-26-2008
Replies: 138
Views: 15,184
Posted By lic4
Don't many of the threads on RFF involve...

Don't many of the threads on RFF involve questions that can't be answered? I don't think we should expect to find objective truth here - whether or not the subjective answers we provide hold any...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 10-26-2008
Replies: 43
Views: 4,457
Posted By lic4
Working with the Mamiya changed my shooting style...

Working with the Mamiya changed my shooting style greatly. I ended up getting rid of it b/c of the style of photography I prefer (speed of use, discreet camera, spontaneity, low light) is suited to...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-23-2008
Replies: 138
Views: 15,184
Posted By lic4
And I don't see why we refuse to accept the...

And I don't see why we refuse to accept the limitations he wants to set for himself - I think it's completely acceptable, a liberating approach to creative work. "Minutes to Midnight," Trent Parke's...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-04-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 1,387
Posted By lic4
I'd love to go, but I'll be out of town starting...

I'd love to go, but I'll be out of town starting on that day-
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-04-2008
Replies: 45
Views: 8,189
Posted By lic4
I started with a Cron 50 version 3, went to a...

I started with a Cron 50 version 3, went to a Hexanon 50 (no difference), went to a Summicron 50 (latest) and saw some differences that I liked, and then I switched to a Zeiss Planar and thought it...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-28-2008
Replies: 98
Views: 7,205
Posted By lic4
You think "art" is more about the artist and...

You think "art" is more about the artist and his/her skills and not about a focus on the subject?

Focus on a subject or situation through technological tools is a "craft?"
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-28-2008
Replies: 98
Views: 7,205
Posted By lic4
So the prevailing sentiment is, if it doesn't...

So the prevailing sentiment is, if it doesn't make clear sense to you, then it's art?
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 08-26-2008
Replies: 77
Views: 8,361
Posted By lic4
I use a Pentax 645nii (SLR), and it's very good...

I use a Pentax 645nii (SLR), and it's very good for handheld shots - I have heard that Pentax designed the mirror brake to minimize camera shake on this particular model. I also shoot with a Fuji...
Forum: Optics Theory - 08-16-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 1,700
Posted By lic4
I don't think you can judge the hexanon by...

I don't think you can judge the hexanon by resolution alone . The way the lens renders images seems very different from the Ultron. I like the balance of contrast and tones that it provides
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 07-30-2008
Replies: 47
Views: 4,381
Posted By lic4
It doesn't surprise me; I have always thought...

It doesn't surprise me; I have always thought that the Ultron is not valued enough and that when I moved from it to a pre-asph Summicron 35 (iii), it actually seemed like the images were worse for...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-24-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 1,845
Posted By lic4
I regret selling my M-Hexanon 28mm f2.8 the most....

I regret selling my M-Hexanon 28mm f2.8 the most. Every time I see photos I've taken with it...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 07-23-2008
Replies: 28
Views: 1,893
Posted By lic4
I second that - R2A and 35/1.7 Ultron is a...

I second that - R2A and 35/1.7 Ultron is a versatile combination.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-21-2008
Replies: 22
Views: 1,750
Posted By lic4
A few months ago, I came to a conclusion that I...

A few months ago, I came to a conclusion that I don't need a Leica M after looking through my old photos. I traveled the world for three years using a Bessa R--through rural countrysides in China to...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 07-19-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 864
Posted By lic4
thanks so much for the helpful input--the hood is...

thanks so much for the helpful input--the hood is what i was hoping for.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 07-19-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 864
Posted By lic4
Smaller ROUND lens hood with Voigtlander Cap?

I have been thinking of getting the Nokton 40mm MC, and I noticed that Cameraquest lists two available hoods for it, the LH-6 Hood and the "smaller ROUND lens hood." I have seen the LH-6 hood often...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-18-2008
Replies: 61
Views: 4,692
Posted By lic4
Philippe Garrel's "Regular Lovers" Came out a few...

Philippe Garrel's "Regular Lovers"
Came out a few years ago--usually you don't see B+W films shot so well these days.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 06-15-2008
Replies: 28
Views: 4,073
Posted By lic4
The Nippon Photo Clinic here in NYC told me they...

The Nippon Photo Clinic here in NYC told me they see 7's come in all the time and that it's fragile. He told me to count on a repair every year or two if I'm shooting a lot, and to be gentle with...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 06-14-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 1,932
Posted By lic4
It must have been modified- from what I...

It must have been modified- from what I understand, it should bring up 50mm framelines in any (non CL, non CLE) M camera with automatically selected framelines.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 06-13-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 1,932
Posted By lic4
Ive heard that the ZI 35mm framelines fit 40mm...

Ive heard that the ZI 35mm framelines fit 40mm better than the Leica M6's do.
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