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Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 05-17-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,756
Posted By Daryl J.
I quite liked the Fujica Half. $10 at some resale...

I quite liked the Fujica Half.
$10 at some resale store.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-17-2019
Replies: 123
Views: 3,065
Posted By Daryl J.
Digital: where art goes to die. And the phone...

Digital: where art goes to die.

And the phone leads that stampede.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 12-02-2018
Replies: 176
Views: 10,626
Posted By Daryl J.
I run a 25/4 Snapshot Skopar with a stick on a...

I run a 25/4 Snapshot Skopar with a stick on a Leica 1F.
The stick is the handiest thing and makes for near-instant focus capability. The stick has caused no damage to anything, nor is the stick...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-27-2018
Replies: 89
Views: 3,980
Posted By Daryl J.
Over the course of about 6 weeks I picked up well...

Over the course of about 6 weeks I picked up well over a dozen Spotmatic variants at local thrift stores. Well over half of them the mirror locks up on, but a CLA fixes that. One by one that's...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-31-2018
Replies: 197
Views: 11,533
Posted By Daryl J.
It's good. It's really really good.

It's good.
It's really really good.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-08-2018
Replies: 245
Views: 15,009
Posted By Daryl J.
How long has it been since its last online...

How long has it been since its last online availability?
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-08-2018
Replies: 31
Views: 1,587
Posted By Daryl J.
Some years back I picked up a scratched, hazy,...

Some years back I picked up a scratched, hazy, stiff, wobbly, brassed 2/50 LTM Summar that had the coating coming off the inside of the barrel and was floating around randomly inside the lens.

For...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 04-02-2018
Replies: 122
Views: 19,663
Posted By Daryl J.
Perhaps my next M lens.

Perhaps my next M lens.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-25-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 1,991
Posted By Daryl J.
Thanks for the input on Legacy's Mic-X.

Thanks for the input on Legacy's Mic-X.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 03-07-2018
Replies: 122
Views: 19,663
Posted By Daryl J.
So it renders like the 1.2/40! (Salivates)

So it renders like the 1.2/40!
(Salivates)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-25-2018
Replies: 2,108
Views: 389,611
Posted By Daryl J.
2 bulk 100' rolls of 5222 shipped in from FPP...

2 bulk 100' rolls of 5222 shipped in from FPP this past week. If a single emulsion has over 300,000 views on a forum, perhaps I better become familiar with it.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-21-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 1,994
Posted By Daryl J.
What is your photographic environment going to...

What is your photographic environment going to be?

My two favorite focal lengths (50mm and 90mm) are proving to be utterly useless to me. I didn't change, my shooting environment did. Ideally...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-19-2018
Replies: 8,963
Views: 875,585
Posted By Daryl J.
2 100' rolls of Eastman 5222! And a Leica 1.5/50...

2 100' rolls of Eastman 5222!

And a Leica 1.5/50 Summarit ltm from 1955 with the usual scuffs and haze.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 02-18-2018
Replies: 63
Views: 5,299
Posted By Daryl J.
They break. Pretty easily actually reflecting the...

They break.
Pretty easily actually reflecting the expected short shelf life out in the field.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-06-2018
Replies: 32
Views: 1,652
Posted By Daryl J.
Any move from the 50 Planar will be lateral or...

Any move from the 50 Planar will be lateral or backwards.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-30-2018
Replies: 8,963
Views: 875,585
Posted By Daryl J.
Mint Kodak Instamatic X15 with 10 exposures left...

Mint Kodak Instamatic X15 with 10 exposures left on the film cartridge in it.
And a Kodak VR35/K40 with a coated lens. It will be out and about with my Leica gear and every bit as warmly...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-30-2018
Replies: 45
Views: 2,157
Posted By Daryl J.
The F1 is a great SLR. Now to de-yellow my 2/35mm...

The F1 is a great SLR.
Now to de-yellow my 2/35mm Convex Thorium SSC.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-18-2018
Replies: 37
Views: 4,446
Posted By Daryl J.
Let us know how it goes! My Canon 7s generates...

Let us know how it goes!

My Canon 7s generates almost as much positive/friendly attention on the streets as my Leica IIIc/f ST and the lenses are pretty decent too.

Enjoy!
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 01-09-2018
Replies: 183
Views: 27,167
Posted By Daryl J.
I wound one. Then held it up to my...

I wound one.
Then held it up to my face.
Perfect.
The end.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-08-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 1,600
Posted By Daryl J.
Absolutely. I did. It's a gorgeous paper weight...

Absolutely.

I did.

It's a gorgeous paper weight and a hand blown glass paper weight ball costs as much or more. Oh...and the lens was worth more than the whole.

Enjoy!
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-05-2018
Replies: 304
Views: 12,181
Posted By Daryl J.
M4-P 28mm Elmarit ASPH V.1 100' roll of Eastman...

M4-P
28mm Elmarit ASPH V.1
100' roll of Eastman 5222
Walking shoes.
Cheese
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-04-2018
Replies: 2,108
Views: 389,611
Posted By Daryl J.
Kodak can be contacted directly for sales to an...

Kodak can be contacted directly for sales to an individual? How does one go about that? Is it limited to Eastman 5222?

Thanks in advance,
Daryl
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-03-2018
Replies: 47
Views: 2,813
Posted By Daryl J.
Rollei still makes film yes? Freestyle is...

Rollei still makes film yes? Freestyle is expecting a new stock of Superpan in 35mm in a few weeks. Makes for a pretty inexpensive JCH-400-clone.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-03-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 1,599
Posted By Daryl J.
6 ml in a 300ml tank: Do you mix the Rodinal and...

6 ml in a 300ml tank: Do you mix the Rodinal and distilled water together first in a graduated cylinder and let them sit for a bit to thoroughly mix?
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-02-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 1,599
Posted By Daryl J.
Drop clear glass marbles into the container to...

Drop clear glass marbles into the container to minimize air/oxygen exposure. It's possible that the oxygen is reverting 4-Aminophenol back to what is essentially Tylenol.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-28-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 1,184
Posted By Daryl J.
If you are referring to the heavy, insulated and...

If you are referring to the heavy, insulated and windproofed gloves like what we use on the Northern Great Plains in January, the Barnack basically stays home.

For those disfamiliar with those type...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-21-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 2,305
Posted By Daryl J.
Some poor fellow decided to do a 1 camera, 1...

Some poor fellow decided to do a 1 camera, 1 lens, 1 year photo.
Some time into the exposure a concerned citizen called it in to law enforcement.
Then the bomb squad came.
It got blown up.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 12-20-2017
Replies: 64
Views: 5,483
Posted By Daryl J.
Vented 52mm screw in suitable for 35mm should get...

Vented 52mm screw in suitable for 35mm should get most of the work done. They run under $6 on eBay plus shipping if one is so inclined.

That being said, I have the CV hoods for my 40mm Nokton...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 12-20-2017
Replies: 64
Views: 5,483
Posted By Daryl J.
Flagship product? I am in.

Flagship product?

I am in.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 12-20-2017
Replies: 20
Views: 1,599
Posted By Daryl J.
If you mean the hourglass shaped one, the ergos...

If you mean the hourglass shaped one, the ergos are why I don't use it. The focus ring is both narrow and almost sharp. But I have large hands and a white collar job. Your mileage may...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 12-20-2017
Replies: 64
Views: 5,483
Posted By Daryl J.
Thank you.

Thank you.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 12-20-2017
Replies: 64
Views: 5,483
Posted By Daryl J.
The other part of the equation I am missing is...

The other part of the equation I am missing is this whole thread: Why on earth do I need a lens hood for a lens to be primarily used at......night??
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 12-20-2017
Replies: 64
Views: 5,483
Posted By Daryl J.
I am itching to see a comparison with real images...

I am itching to see a comparison with real images between the 1.2/50 Noctilux and this 1.2/40. I bet it cements the value of the new CV piece given the $15,000-30,000 price tag of Leica's...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 12-20-2017
Replies: 64
Views: 5,483
Posted By Daryl J.
Lens hoods were extra for all my lenses save...

Lens hoods were extra for all my lenses save where they were (dysfunctionally) built in.

Am looking forward to getting this lens in 2018.


D
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-19-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 7,890
Posted By Daryl J.
Scored one of these Canon Camera Co....

Scored one of these Canon Camera Co. 1.8/85's.
Preliminary results in processing.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 12-19-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 2,589
Posted By Daryl J.
This I want to know more about.

This I want to know more about.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-17-2017
Replies: 59
Views: 4,564
Posted By Daryl J.
Erik: old 50 Elmar 2.8. I would love the newer...

Erik: old 50 Elmar 2.8. I would love the newer variant, more as another choice for excellence than for diversity of character in my lens set.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-17-2017
Replies: 59
Views: 4,564
Posted By Daryl J.
A few years ago, a local store had a chrome Elmar...

A few years ago, a local store had a chrome Elmar 2.8 with a slightly bent filter ring and irrelevant scuffing on the barrel. Because of the damage, it was priced at $250.

The filter goes on...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-15-2017
Replies: 19
Views: 2,283
Posted By Daryl J.
I adore my Lux V1. But a razor sharp and...

I adore my Lux V1.
But a razor sharp and contrasty lens it is not. It is an emotion-evoking lens more than anything in my opinion. Think "modernized 1.5/50 Summarit".


It never leaves my M3.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-29-2017
Replies: 74
Views: 3,887
Posted By Daryl J.
I would absolutely love to have one even though I...

I would absolutely love to have one even though I shoot film.
Also, I did not win any lottery.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-28-2017
Replies: 8,963
Views: 875,585
Posted By Daryl J.
Short-dated Superpan 200 film. Yes!

Short-dated Superpan 200 film.
Yes!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-28-2017
Replies: 245
Views: 15,009
Posted By Daryl J.
I'm watching this thread with interest! Thanks...

I'm watching this thread with interest!
Thanks for the inputs.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-25-2017
Replies: 8,963
Views: 875,585
Posted By Daryl J.
Canon 7s with a 1.8/50 and 1.8/85

Canon 7s with a 1.8/50 and 1.8/85
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-25-2017
Replies: 104
Views: 8,056
Posted By Daryl J.
Nokton48: what are you using for replenisher for...

Nokton48: what are you using for replenisher for your Mic X?

Thanks,
Daryl
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-24-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 1,277
Posted By Daryl J.
My J8's (two of them) work wide open on my...

My J8's (two of them) work wide open on my Barnacks (four of them).
Both lenses look crummy with all that speckled oxidization.

I love the renderings.

Hope that helps.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-23-2017
Replies: 133
Views: 5,636
Posted By Daryl J.
The M3 It fit my hands It fit my face It didn't...

The M3

It fit my hands
It fit my face

It didn't make me a better photographer. Taking photographs did.
It didn't make me a better person. Moral compass does that.
It didn't make me elite. ...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-17-2017
Replies: 162
Views: 30,853
Posted By Daryl J.
It is one lens I love. And loathe. And am...

It is one lens I love. And loathe. And am addicted to. Thanks for sharing your work.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-13-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 950
Posted By Daryl J.
Svema 125 with the Elmar, Kodak Double X with the...

Svema 125 with the Elmar, Kodak Double X with the Summar

Vista 200 with the Summar, Foma 100 with the Elmar

Ferrania P30 Alpha with the Elmar, Portra 400 with the Summar

Velvia 50 with the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-12-2017
Replies: 92
Views: 3,906
Posted By Daryl J.
The Hass is a good suggestion too.

The Hass is a good suggestion too.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-12-2017
Replies: 92
Views: 3,906
Posted By Daryl J.
The 50 Rigid and 21 SA have immense levels of...

The 50 Rigid and 21 SA have immense levels of character. I would keep those.


If having "character" lenses is your thing, consider a Voigtlander 35mm Nokton Classic. Single coated if b&w is your...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-11-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 1,141
Posted By Daryl J.
Have it CLA'ed and enjoy!

Have it CLA'ed and enjoy!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-09-2017
Replies: 56
Views: 5,687
Posted By Daryl J.
100% rangefinder on the Leica II......as in the...

100% rangefinder on the Leica II......as in the IIF?
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-07-2017
Replies: 133
Views: 5,636
Posted By Daryl J.
Take 100-150 rolls of film with the M3. Then go...

Take 100-150 rolls of film with the M3.
Then go back to your favorite Other 35mm camera.

See!


😀👍
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-05-2017
Replies: 52
Views: 2,163
Posted By Daryl J.
So I have a Summar. But this particular one...

So I have a Summar. But this particular one renders differently than any other lens I own. You see, the front element is heavily scratched. The glass is hazy. The blacking on the interior of...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-05-2017
Replies: 52
Views: 2,163
Posted By Daryl J.
More cost for no increase in variation of lens...

More cost for no increase in variation of lens character.

So, no.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-05-2017
Replies: 130
Views: 5,980
Posted By Daryl J.
No scores found to-date. And that's ok.

No scores found to-date.
And that's ok.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 11-05-2017
Replies: 53
Views: 8,103
Posted By Daryl J.
Blue Moon Camera and Machine in Portland, OR.

Blue Moon Camera and Machine in Portland, OR.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-30-2017
Replies: 53
Views: 2,977
Posted By Daryl J.
5cm Summar!

5cm Summar!
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-28-2017
Replies: 8,963
Views: 875,585
Posted By Daryl J.
3.5/35mm Elmar LTM from 1938. Scratch and...

3.5/35mm Elmar LTM from 1938. Scratch and virtually haze-free.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-23-2017
Replies: 67
Views: 11,847
Posted By Daryl J.
Thanks Erik for the reply. Daryl J.

Thanks Erik for the reply.
Daryl J.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-22-2017
Replies: 1
Views: 892
Posted By Daryl J.
Foma Air 200

What can people tell me about this surveillance film?
Given its extended red sensitivity, I plan on using an orange or light red filter with it instead of my usual yellow.

Is it significantly...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-22-2017
Replies: 67
Views: 11,847
Posted By Daryl J.
Erik, Are you using any filters on your V4...

Erik,

Are you using any filters on your V4 Summicron?

Thanks,
Daryl J.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-22-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 4,077
Posted By Daryl J.
I have a IIIc from 1949 equipped as a IIIf RD ST...

I have a IIIc from 1949 equipped as a IIIf RD ST and a IIf.
For some reason, I use the IIf more. I think it is because my fingers bump the slowspeed dial on the IIIf.

Great units these Barnack...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 10-21-2017
Replies: 70
Views: 8,227
Posted By Daryl J.
Maybe I am the Odd Duck Out here, but I buy my...

Maybe I am the Odd Duck Out here, but I buy my lenses specifically for their different renderings. For example the 1.5/50 C Sonnar and old 1.5/50 Summarit render far differently at 1.5 and 2 from...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 10-19-2017
Replies: 70
Views: 8,227
Posted By Daryl J.
I wish Tom A was around to comment.

I wish Tom A was around to comment.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 10-19-2017
Replies: 70
Views: 8,227
Posted By Daryl J.
This I am interested in as a primary lens.

This I am interested in as a primary lens.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-18-2017
Replies: 79
Views: 3,552
Posted By Daryl J.
It is on my To-buy list. Some day. I love my...

It is on my To-buy list. Some day.

I love my Rodenstock Imagon and 4x5
I love my near-mint 1.5/5cm Summarit M at F1.5 and F2
I love my heavily scuffed 2/5cm Summar that has lost its black coating...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-12-2017
Replies: 137
Views: 6,002
Posted By Daryl J.
Thanks for the inflation calculator...

Thanks for the inflation calculator comments.
Those are useful.

Could someone run this through for me please?
I have a roll of Kidak Gold 100/36 that expired in 07/2002 in its original box. The...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 10-07-2017
Replies: 183
Views: 27,167
Posted By Daryl J.
How? I wanted an excellent 50mm lens. And I...

How? I wanted an excellent 50mm lens. And I walked out the door with a V.3 Chron and a near-mint M3.

That did it.

I still have the Chron. The M3 went to another good home when an unwanted...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-07-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 1,547
Posted By Daryl J.
My 49xxxx IIIc with a self timer has heavily...

My 49xxxx IIIc with a self timer has heavily blistered chrome. But it matches the patinal of the rest of the camera which was once owned by a professional photographer and was his work camera.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-16-2017
Replies: 98
Views: 37,144
Posted By Daryl J.
Got one! Yeah.

Got one!
Yeah.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-18-2017
Replies: 8,963
Views: 875,585
Posted By Daryl J.
Larry's Yashica D listed below. I'm very excited...

Larry's Yashica D listed below.

I'm very excited for its arrival and subsequent use.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-15-2017
Replies: 112
Views: 6,369
Posted By Daryl J.
I'm ten minutes away from the north limit of the...

I'm ten minutes away from the north limit of the shadow in Portland. Work is near the middle of the shadow but we cancelled the day on account of the area going nuts with transit issues.

I saw the...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-06-2017
Replies: 42
Views: 3,989
Posted By Daryl J.
Opinion: This couple's willingness to castigate...

Opinion: This couple's willingness to castigate someone so thoroughly and so publicly shows how wretched and empty they are within themselves. Add to that the marked love for money and for control...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-24-2017
Replies: 29
Views: 1,411
Posted By Daryl J.
Far better than WD-40 is a drop of fish oil. ...

Far better than WD-40 is a drop of fish oil. Let it set for a good 30 minutes making sure it won't run into anything important. Then wipe it with a cotton bud or two. A light wipe of a cotton...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-22-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 1,719
Posted By Daryl J.
Why the X70? Yes, I'm looking at getting one.

Why the X70?
Yes, I'm looking at getting one.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-21-2017
Replies: 148
Views: 11,815
Posted By Daryl J.
I bond with lenses more than bodies. 1.5/50 C...

I bond with lenses more than bodies.

1.5/50 C Sonnar
1.5/50 Summarit M
1.4/35 Nokton Classic SC
2/50 Summicron V.3
1.4/50 Summilux V.1
A trashed and scratched, wobbly 2/50 Summar
1.8/85 Rokkor...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-21-2017
Replies: 8,963
Views: 875,585
Posted By Daryl J.
Zarya I am as excited about this as my first...

Zarya

I am as excited about this as my first Leica purchase. Maybe even more so.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 07-20-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1,069
Posted By Daryl J.
Thanks for the good report. There will be...

Thanks for the good report. There will be something arriving from him soonly and I have a FED-2 with a bit of a shutter problem I may need help with.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-17-2017
Replies: 30
Views: 2,300
Posted By Daryl J.
Has anyone experience with Rodinal 1:100 and...

Has anyone experience with Rodinal 1:100 and stand/semi stand development for an hour?

I have some 35mm 400s I want to process at home.

Thanks.
Forum: RFF Polls 07-16-2017
Replies: 2,934
Views: 1,783,614
Posted By Daryl J.
Saturday was: FED-2/Jupiter 3 Long expired Fuji...

Saturday was:
FED-2/Jupiter 3
Long expired Fuji Superia Xtra 400
Custom car show/cruise.
The M4/35mm Summicron ASPH/FP4 stayed in the bag.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 07-16-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 1,902
Posted By Daryl J.
What is the shelf life of Ilford Rapid fixer A)...

What is the shelf life of Ilford Rapid fixer
A) in an unopened bottle
B) in an opened bottle and 80 degrees F
C) after mixing 1+9 with distilled water

Why glass only for storage?

Thanks.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 07-15-2017
Replies: 143
Views: 6,527
Posted By Daryl J.
First results back with the FED-2 and Jupiter...

First results back with the FED-2 and Jupiter 3:

The shutter won't fire at 15 frames. Until it does. After changing shutter speeds a few times. Sometimes. From 15-20 frames it behaves that way. ...
Forum: Optics Theory - 07-12-2017
Replies: 51
Views: 4,383
Posted By Daryl J.
I'm told the short-lived V.1 50 Lux had little...

I'm told the short-lived V.1 50 Lux had little distortion. Can anyone verify?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-12-2017
Replies: 54
Views: 5,169
Posted By Daryl J.
I picked up a Minolta X-700 with a 35-70 zoom in...

I picked up a Minolta X-700 with a 35-70 zoom in it for $14.99, a Series 1 Vivitar 70-210 (28xxxxx serial) for $14.99 and some other accessories for $7.99 one night at a local thrift store. All are...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-12-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 1,143
Posted By Daryl J.
Keep them all. Unless you go through a lot of...

Keep them all.

Unless you go through a lot of film, there is no way to find out a lens's character in a relatively short period of time. One can get a cursory sample and initial impression yes,...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-11-2017
Replies: 69
Views: 14,975
Posted By Daryl J.
I have an itch for the 5.6/28 Summaron new issue.

I have an itch for the 5.6/28 Summaron new issue.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-10-2017
Replies: 47
Views: 2,263
Posted By Daryl J.
My well worn M4-2 I purchased used has the most...

My well worn M4-2 I purchased used has the most patina on the tripod socket area. And it is never without the Leitz Tabletop along now that I've owned it for a while.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-09-2017
Replies: 411
Views: 16,506
Posted By Daryl J.
Another film perk: Two Saturdays ago I was at...

Another film perk:

Two Saturdays ago I was at the local Farmers' Market with my Leica IIIc, 3,5/5 Elmar, and 5cm viewfinder. The guys shooting digipix annoyed others. The aesthetic of that old...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-09-2017
Replies: 411
Views: 16,506
Posted By Daryl J.
My earliest digital work has bit rot. And lots...

My earliest digital work has bit rot. And lots of it.

Sure, film can get damaged and technology will migrate, but it has a chance of being useful to somebody in the 2100 and 2200's. My digital...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-09-2017
Replies: 386
Views: 35,866
Posted By Daryl J.
If what I read here is true, the lens isn't for...

If what I read here is true, the lens isn't for film.

The Nokton 1.1 it is.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-09-2017
Replies: 387
Views: 17,456
Posted By Daryl J.
Great work composing images of The...

Great work composing images of The Ordinary.
There is a reason vanilla sells so well.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-07-2017
Replies: 386
Views: 35,866
Posted By Daryl J.
Clickless f-stops? Finally! I much prefer it.

Clickless f-stops? Finally! I much prefer it.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-07-2017
Replies: 257
Views: 55,714
Posted By Daryl J.
I have my IIIc, 3.5/50 red scale Elmar, SBOOI...

I have my IIIc, 3.5/50 red scale Elmar, SBOOI along with either my M4 or M4-2. It all depends on what I'm going to do.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-06-2017
Replies: 386
Views: 35,866
Posted By Daryl J.
Ah. So it's a digital lens with an m mount. ...

Ah. So it's a digital lens with an m mount. Obviously my igg-nerntz shows I'm a film shooter.

Maybe I should take the digital plunge and grab an old NEX-7 or A6000....
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-05-2017
Replies: 386
Views: 35,866
Posted By Daryl J.
Why on earth would a manufacturer send out brand...

Why on earth would a manufacturer send out brand new lenses that need adjusted by the purchaser or they won't be in focus?!

I suppose I could apply an emulsion to clear acetate and call it Tri X. ...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-04-2017
Replies: 67
Views: 4,335
Posted By Daryl J.
I love my goggled 3.5/35 Summaron on the M3. I...

I love my goggled 3.5/35 Summaron on the M3.
I also love my 1.4/35 Nokton Classic SC which, in my hands, comes very close to the vaunted pre-ASPH Summilux.
But I balance the vintage character of the...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 07-04-2017
Replies: 143
Views: 6,527
Posted By Daryl J.
Steve, Thank-you. I shall.

Steve,
Thank-you. I shall.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-04-2017
Replies: 386
Views: 35,866
Posted By Daryl J.
My questions center around "does it work" and...

My questions center around "does it work" and "will it hold up?"
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-03-2017
Replies: 387
Views: 17,456
Posted By Daryl J.
It's a fascinating study in composition. The...

It's a fascinating study in composition.

The title is great As-Is. In fact it adds to the intrigue.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-03-2017
Replies: 727
Views: 150,369
Posted By Daryl J.
The 1.7/55mm Rokkor PF is a great piece of glass...

The 1.7/55mm Rokkor PF is a great piece of glass for the SRT. It's one of my favorite 50's and ranks right up there with a V.1 50 Summilux and 1.4/50 C Sonnar ZM in my opinion. And yes, I use...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-29-2017
Replies: 143
Views: 6,527
Posted By Daryl J.
Disappointed? Nope. I find the comparison...

Disappointed? Nope. I find the comparison hilarious.
FWIW, the VW Beetle and the Porsche 944 share some common, interchangeable parts. Clones they are not.

And I'm pretty pumped about the FED-2....
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-29-2017
Replies: 143
Views: 6,527
Posted By Daryl J.
Hmmm: if a FED-2 is a Leica clone, then a VW...

Hmmm: if a FED-2 is a Leica clone, then a VW Beetle is a Porsche 911 clone.

Simply put, it is no clone. Nope.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-28-2017
Replies: 143
Views: 6,527
Posted By Daryl J.
Arrived: Fed-2 in chocolate brown, Fed I-26M,...

Arrived: Fed-2 in chocolate brown, Fed I-26M, J-12.

Let's see what the FSU thing is all about.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-27-2017
Replies: 386
Views: 35,866
Posted By Daryl J.
DJ Optical 7Artisans Any other names they have...

DJ Optical
7Artisans

Any other names they have used?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-27-2017
Replies: 68
Views: 12,053
Posted By Daryl J.
2.8/90 Tele-Elmarit M. It's a great lens. And...

2.8/90 Tele-Elmarit M. It's a great lens.

And 90mm is a grossly underutilized focal length.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-26-2017
Replies: 386
Views: 35,866
Posted By Daryl J.
I wonder how many lenses that...

I wonder how many lenses that company/factory/staff have made?

I would love to try one too. There simply are other priorities at this time.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-26-2017
Replies: 59
Views: 4,227
Posted By Daryl J.
It took a while to shoot the roll of FP4 but...

It took a while to shoot the roll of FP4 but finally I have my first V.1 'Lux results in. I love it.

It's not bitingly sharp like some of my modern lenses but suffice to say it will be a...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-25-2017
Replies: 386
Views: 35,866
Posted By Daryl J.
I wonder how it will hold up. It might be better...

I wonder how it will hold up.

It might be better to think of it as a Lomography-type lens vs say a 0.95 Noctilux.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-25-2017
Replies: 386
Views: 35,866
Posted By Daryl J.
Very interesting.....

Very interesting.....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-25-2017
Replies: 95
Views: 10,906
Posted By Daryl J.
Keith, how is the M2? Lol. I walked away from...

Keith, how is the M2? Lol.


I walked away from a lightly patina'd M2 just back from a thorough Youxin Ye rework not two weeks ago. It hurt.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-25-2017
Replies: 95
Views: 38,663
Posted By Daryl J.
Elaborating on the above issue with mine: I just...

Elaborating on the above issue with mine:

I just lit it up with a bright LED flashlight from multiple angles. It is beautifully clear. The Leitz UVa filter on it, however, is covered in cleaning...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-25-2017
Replies: 143
Views: 6,527
Posted By Daryl J.
Thanks, nukecoke. For some reason I can only...

Thanks, nukecoke. For some reason I can only access the first page of FSU threads.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-25-2017
Replies: 95
Views: 38,663
Posted By Daryl J.
The goggled version on an M3 got me back into...

The goggled version on an M3 got me back into film photography. I love it and the images it produces. Enough so that when a freshly CLA'ed non-goggled M mount (1957) came into the local shop I...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-25-2017
Replies: 143
Views: 6,527
Posted By Daryl J.
Zorki 6 users: thoughts? Comments?

Zorki 6 users: thoughts? Comments?
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-24-2017
Replies: 136
Views: 7,770
Posted By Daryl J.
I have a black Ona Berlin II. The extra-long...

I have a black Ona Berlin II.
The extra-long strap is what did it for me as I need the length. It's been used pretty heavily and is holding up reasonably well.
2 cameras. 3 lenses. Film. Notebook....
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-23-2017
Replies: 143
Views: 6,527
Posted By Daryl J.
Is it just me or is the I-26m essentially free...

Is it just me or is the I-26m essentially free from barrel/pincushion distortion?
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-22-2017
Replies: 143
Views: 6,527
Posted By Daryl J.
Let's see how a FED 2 with an Industar 26m does....

Let's see how a FED 2 with an Industar 26m does. And a Jupiter 12. I'm thinking yellow filter and HP5 or FP4.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-21-2017
Replies: 143
Views: 6,527
Posted By Daryl J.
Thank you, Steve. I have purchased lenses from...

Thank you, Steve. I have purchased lenses from Yuri before and he went the extra mile.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-20-2017
Replies: 143
Views: 6,527
Posted By Daryl J.
Oleg's cameras are good?

Oleg's cameras are good?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-18-2017
Replies: 77
Views: 6,438
Posted By Daryl J.
Make it simple: M4-2 or M4-P. In my bag there...

Make it simple: M4-2 or M4-P.

In my bag there is a chrome M4 and a black M4-2.
Both are Youxin Ye CLA'ed.
The difference in handling and feel is nominal.
I default to the Four Two.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-17-2017
Replies: 86
Views: 8,837
Posted By Daryl J.
As a Voigtlander 1.4/35mm Nokton Classic SC...

As a Voigtlander 1.4/35mm Nokton Classic SC owner/user, the 35 Lux pre-ASPH remains on my list of lenses to own.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 06-17-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 1,306
Posted By Daryl J.
It's a great lens. And in the time I've had...

It's a great lens. And in the time I've had mine, I've wanted for a wider aperture a total of one time. Once. That's it.


Great photos!
Forum: Travel 06-17-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 1,342
Posted By Daryl J.
I'm glad you made some good memories in our fair...

I'm glad you made some good memories in our fair city.
Please come again.
Forum: Travel 06-16-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 1,342
Posted By Daryl J.
Sorry I was offline. You have a near perfect...

Sorry I was offline.
You have a near perfect day for Portland photography!
Forum: Travel 06-14-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 1,342
Posted By Daryl J.
Excellent recommendations above! You'll love...

Excellent recommendations above! You'll love your time here.

But Blue Moon is in N Portland. Not NE. Not NW. And it's close to the St Johns Bridge.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-14-2017
Replies: 63
Views: 3,359
Posted By Daryl J.
Another vote for the 1.4/40 Nokton. The fact it...

Another vote for the 1.4/40 Nokton.

The fact it is 40mmand few RF cameras have 40mm frame lines is essentially irrelevant. After a roll of film it pretty easy to know where the image is in the...
Forum: Travel 06-13-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 1,342
Posted By Daryl J.
Dang! I have the day off and need to finish...

Dang! I have the day off and need to finish some rolls of film but will be across the river by 8:00 a.m. and won't be back until 6. Otherwise I'd do it.

Stop by Blue Moon Camera on N Lombard...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-11-2017
Replies: 125
Views: 4,636
Posted By Daryl J.
How about this idea for a travel kit...

How about this idea for a travel kit M-body:
3,5/5cm Elmar red scale with a CLA and M mount adapter? It's a thought.

It will render differently than your Hasselblad and significantly. But it's...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-11-2017
Replies: 38
Views: 9,922
Posted By Daryl J.
2 years later: I still love it. There now is a...

2 years later:

I still love it.
There now is a 35 Summicron ASPH to compliment it. I don't see them as competing lenses and use them differently.

And I like it enough there now is a ltm version...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-10-2017
Replies: 33
Views: 2,214
Posted By Daryl J.
You sold a V.1 Lux? Why? Curved images bug me...

You sold a V.1 Lux? Why?

Curved images bug me so my vote is the new Summarit-M design. It renders beautifully too. And the 2.5/50 is very well made.

Enjoy whichever lens you...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-09-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 825
Posted By Daryl J.
Summar, Scratches, and the Creative Process

A couple months ago, I purchased an as-is 5cm Summar lens that has a scratched/scuffed front element, paint flecks all over on the inside, and shows signs of heavy wear elsewhere. It likely has...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-08-2017
Replies: 125
Views: 4,636
Posted By Daryl J.
Opinion: The very center of the fantastic sphere...

Opinion:

The very center of the fantastic sphere of 50mm lenses that work on M mount Leicas is the V.3 Summicron.

Learn it well and then branch out from there.


Other:
As a Hassey user myself, if...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 05-10-2017
Replies: 211
Views: 25,464
Posted By Daryl J.
Want. I like its rendering.

Want.

I like its rendering.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 05-10-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 2,345
Posted By Daryl J.
I love my 3.8/24. Not once have I needed a...

I love my 3.8/24. Not once have I needed a greater aperture and it consistently renders beautifully. Well, as beautifully as it's Knob of an Owner will allow.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-11-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 1,077
Posted By Daryl J.
Gresham, OR pays $85,000 to photographer for rights violation

http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2017/04/gresham_pays_85k_educates_cops.html

Perhaps this can be a legal precedent useful all over the USA.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-30-2017
Replies: 49
Views: 6,208
Posted By Daryl J.
I love my 3.5/35mm Summaron and 2/35mm Summicron...

I love my 3.5/35mm Summaron and 2/35mm Summicron ASPH but for very different reasons.

One gives a "1950's photojournalistic" rendering filled with character and life, the other a crisp,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-28-2017
Replies: 24
Views: 1,491
Posted By Daryl J.
And $450-600 in repairs yet to come yes?

And $450-600 in repairs yet to come yes?
Forum: Optics Theory - 03-27-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 4,845
Posted By Daryl J.
I love my Concave Canon 35mm Nuke.

I love my Concave Canon 35mm Nuke.
Forum: Lomography 03-25-2017
Replies: 79
Views: 7,420
Posted By Daryl J.
Continuing the case for myself: The Sprocket...

Continuing the case for myself:

The Sprocket Rocket is a favorite camera of mine. The unique image coupled with the Pacific Northwest's plethora of photogenic offerings makes for interesting,...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-12-2017
Replies: 266
Views: 16,255
Posted By Daryl J.
The street work I do is for one purpose alone: to...

The street work I do is for one purpose alone: to creatively remember where my life was in 2017.

Perhaps in 2077, someone might enjoy the photographs again.
Forum: Lomography 03-12-2017
Replies: 79
Views: 7,420
Posted By Daryl J.
Making a case for myself: I can write. My...

Making a case for myself:

I can write.
My compositions generally work.
My exposures are rarely off and are metered by my eyes.
Blue Moon Camera is nearby and is enthusiastic.
Portland, OR offers...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-04-2017
Replies: 38
Views: 1,917
Posted By Daryl J.
I like Agfa Vista Plus. $3.99 for a roll of 36...

I like Agfa Vista Plus.
$3.99 for a roll of 36 and decent results.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-02-2017
Replies: 23
Views: 2,179
Posted By Daryl J.
My Youxin Ye-rebuilt M4-2 is my default camera. ...

My Youxin Ye-rebuilt M4-2 is my default camera. In any format or medium. And yes, there are other Leicas available for my use. And no, it's not in great condition cosmetically; prior to my use...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-02-2017
Replies: 31
Views: 2,230
Posted By Daryl J.
Hooray! Biochemistry and pharmacology found on...

Hooray! Biochemistry and pharmacology found on an antique film camera thread.


Our results at Newspace in a nutshell were D-76ish with finer grain and both better contrast and better shadow...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-01-2017
Replies: 31
Views: 2,230
Posted By Daryl J.
It would be wise to keep a list of exact...

It would be wise to keep a list of exact ingredients.
For instance, Nature Made Vit C is NOT Vitamin C. It is many reactants, only one of which is vitamin c. And as such will alter your...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-24-2017
Replies: 727
Views: 150,369
Posted By Daryl J.
When at a local thrift store last weekend, a...

When at a local thrift store last weekend, a SRT-201 was found with mechanical bits floating around in the viewfinder, an inoperable aperture indicator and such. But the rest seemed fine and the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-24-2017
Replies: 46
Views: 3,817
Posted By Daryl J.
Just remember orange flavoring and effervescent...

Just remember orange flavoring and effervescent stuff is other chemistry. Sorta like maple syrup and gasoline are both useful liquid stuff in containers but only one goes on pancakes. What you are...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-23-2017
Replies: 46
Views: 3,817
Posted By Daryl J.
What I like about Caffenol is that everybody asks...

What I like about Caffenol is that everybody asks the same question: So it's stained brown?

Um, no.

It's just an alternative developer. An offbeat one. The end.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-23-2017
Replies: 46
Views: 3,817
Posted By Daryl J.
Robusta bean instant coffee is better than...

Robusta bean instant coffee is better than Aribica bean coffee as there's more caffeic acid in the former. And that's important. Like with any chemical reaction, precise measurements,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-22-2017
Replies: 46
Views: 3,817
Posted By Daryl J.
Caffenol: Industrial grade powdered Ascorbic acid...

Caffenol: Industrial grade powdered Ascorbic acid is much better that grinding up a Vitamin C tablet. Tablets have a lot of other reactive chemicals in them. And one best not skip the KBr.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-22-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 1,302
Posted By Daryl J.
My 1.5/50 Zeiss Sonnar is my favorite lens. The...

My 1.5/50 Zeiss Sonnar is my favorite lens.
The End.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-10-2017
Replies: 167
Views: 28,837
Posted By Daryl J.
None. I don't own a gun and even if I did, I...

None. I don't own a gun and even if I did, I wouldn't shoot film.

But I make quite a few images with film.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-10-2017
Replies: 35
Views: 2,892
Posted By Daryl J.
I'll be using a collapsible 90 Elmar tomorrow for...

I'll be using a collapsible 90 Elmar tomorrow for the first time on Fomapan 200 and TMax 400. I'm pretty excited to see the results as the subjects are restored old motorcycles.
Foma for a more...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 02-05-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 3,375
Posted By Daryl J.
I love my Ona Berlin II in black. And would...

I love my Ona Berlin II in black. And would get a bigger bag by them in a heartbeat.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-05-2017
Replies: 1,006
Views: 366,236
Posted By Daryl J.
I love that V.1 Lux!

I love that V.1 Lux!
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 02-05-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 2,035
Posted By Daryl J.
I'd like some in a Boho/Hippie theme since most...

I'd like some in a Boho/Hippie theme since most of my favorite gear was made then.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-03-2017
Replies: 75
Views: 6,266
Posted By Daryl J.
Blue Moon Camera was sent a test roll. Results on...

Blue Moon Camera was sent a test roll.
Results on their Facebook page.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-03-2017
Replies: 8,963
Views: 875,585
Posted By Daryl J.
Film! 👍👍👍

Film! 👍👍👍
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-03-2017
Replies: 73
Views: 3,323
Posted By Daryl J.
No. The release button for changing lenses on...

No.

The release button for changing lenses on this particular example has very low resistance and engages early. So with my big hands, I bump it unknowingly thus releasing the lens for removal. ...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-03-2017
Replies: 73
Views: 3,323
Posted By Daryl J.
I picked up a near-mint M4 about 18 months ago...

I picked up a near-mint M4 about 18 months ago for $900.
It began shedding pieces from inside so sent it to Youxin Ye. About $300 later I have what I thought I was buying in the first place.

And...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 02-02-2017
Replies: 51
Views: 4,453
Posted By Daryl J.
One camera, one lens, one film: I am not capable...

One camera, one lens, one film: I am not capable of impossible things. :)
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-31-2017
Replies: 82
Views: 6,720
Posted By Daryl J.
Excellent choice in lenses! I'm sure you'll enjoy...

Excellent choice in lenses!
I'm sure you'll enjoy them thoroughly.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-30-2017
Replies: 727
Views: 150,369
Posted By Daryl J.
Thanks for the tip!

Thanks for the tip!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-30-2017
Replies: 727
Views: 150,369
Posted By Daryl J.
Thanks for the reminder I need to send in my...

Thanks for the reminder I need to send in my 1.4/58 for repair as it's stuck wide open. I purchased it and a just CLA'ed SRT-101 back in 1996 and is the setup that returned me to film photography a...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-27-2017
Replies: 37
Views: 4,647
Posted By Daryl J.
I just got a roll back from processing/printing. ...

I just got a roll back from processing/printing. The lighting was a bit tricky. Then lens tricky too.

I got exactly what I wanted.

Would it have been better to use FP4? (Hesitatingly)...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-27-2017
Replies: 37
Views: 4,647
Posted By Daryl J.
Aviphot Pan 80 is available under what brand...

Aviphot Pan 80 is available under what brand names please?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-27-2017
Replies: 37
Views: 2,795
Posted By Daryl J.
That's a great article to jog the passions of...

That's a great article to jog the passions of those who missing film out in the Hurried General Public.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-26-2017
Replies: 168
Views: 9,771
Posted By Daryl J.
The thing I love about film vs digital...

The thing I love about film vs digital discussions is that it's a negative argument.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 01-26-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 934
Posted By Daryl J.
Will the display be up only Feb 2? I'll be not...

Will the display be up only Feb 2? I'll be not available to attend that day.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-26-2017
Replies: 391
Views: 65,745
Posted By Daryl J.
Rapid obsolescence, cost, rapid obsolescence,...

Rapid obsolescence, cost, rapid obsolescence, reliability and rapid obsolescence.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-25-2017
Replies: 49
Views: 3,447
Posted By Daryl J.
I haven't a Nikon F. I would love a black Nikon...

I haven't a Nikon F.
I would love a black Nikon F.
This past Friday, I found a restored one hiding behind several other beaten up F's.
It was in a locked cabinet.
It called to me and asked to live at...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-25-2017
Replies: 53
Views: 3,637
Posted By Daryl J.
While I prefer RF glass to SLR glass in 35mm film...

While I prefer RF glass to SLR glass in 35mm film format, the 1.4/58mm MC Rokkor PF brought me back to photography due to its interesting draw. The 4/100 Rokkor is excellent too and if coupled with...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-25-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 1,362
Posted By Daryl J.
That sure makes good sense. I find in practical...

That sure makes good sense. I find in practical use I'm better off buying 5 or 10 rolls at a time than 1,3,7, etc.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-25-2017
Replies: 37
Views: 4,647
Posted By Daryl J.
I wish someone from Blue Moon would weigh in...

I wish someone from Blue Moon would weigh in because whatever they are using to develop is doing beautifully. 9 minutes developing time. My prints coming back look much like FP4.

One roll of mine...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 01-22-2017
Replies: 103
Views: 7,873
Posted By Daryl J.
It poured rain in Portland but had planned to use...

It poured rain in Portland but had planned to use a M4 with a V.1 50 'Lux and 1.4/35mm Nokton Classic SC with FP4 and Tri-X.

Thanks for posting your images. Irrespective of one's views, it is a...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-20-2017
Replies: 82
Views: 6,720
Posted By Daryl J.
Abram, that's a great spread of renderings. Why...

Abram, that's a great spread of renderings. Why did only the rigid Summicron remain?
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-20-2017
Replies: 82
Views: 6,720
Posted By Daryl J.
As cool as the J-3 is, having it as a "first...

As cool as the J-3 is, having it as a "first fifty" for an M might be a stretch given its (delightful) character. I never use my old J-3 as a general purpose 50mm. I'll use it when I want a...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-20-2017
Replies: 82
Views: 6,720
Posted By Daryl J.
Both the CZ 2.8/35mm and CV 1.7/35mm are on my...

Both the CZ 2.8/35mm and CV 1.7/35mm are on my Want It list. An older 35 Lux would be very welcome too. They are fantastic at what they do.

When the situation presents circumstances where...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-19-2017
Replies: 82
Views: 6,720
Posted By Daryl J.
The 1.4/35 Nokton Classic SC is one of my...

The 1.4/35 Nokton Classic SC is one of my favorite lenses in any format. Tom A stated clearly on this forum it was designed to beat the 35mm Pre-ASPH Summilux in optics and ergonomics.

In my...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-18-2017
Replies: 82
Views: 6,720
Posted By Daryl J.
I love my V.3 50 Summicron. For some reason...

I love my V.3 50 Summicron. For some reason it's labeled the least desirable of the 50 Summicrons but to my eye, has a beautiful blend of classic and modern renderings that puts something on film...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-16-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1,460
Posted By Daryl J.
Thanks for the input, I appreciate it. Likely...

Thanks for the input, I appreciate it.

Likely it'll be a V.1 50 Lux and 2.5/35 Color Skopar given recommendations/suggestions/first hand experiences. HP5/TMax400/TriX or similar, no color.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-15-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1,460
Posted By Daryl J.
Thanks! Yes....Protest "Portraiture" is the...

Thanks!

Yes....Protest "Portraiture" is the goal. Likely glass: 50 Lux. 35 Nokton Classic SC as a second. Possibly the Collapsible 90 I have should come too. The parades I've...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-15-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1,460
Posted By Daryl J.
21mm? It's not necessarily nixed. There's a...

21mm? It's not necessarily nixed. There's a 3.4/21mm Super Angulon and viewfinder available to me.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-15-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1,460
Posted By Daryl J.
Protest March photography and the M4-2

What focal lengths are good for attending and photographing a protest march both as a participant and as a spectator? 35mm? 40mm? 24mm? 75mm? By and large I'm a 50mm shooter.

I've never attended...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-13-2017
Replies: 42
Views: 3,110
Posted By Daryl J.
If whoever "gave" you that camera is telling you...

If whoever "gave" you that camera is telling you what you can and cannot do, it was never a gift and is not yours as that person is controlling the item. A gift that is actually a gift cedes...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-12-2017
Replies: 42
Views: 3,110
Posted By Daryl J.
I'm reading between the lines here but from what...

I'm reading between the lines here but from what I see, you are telling us that a non-photographer is telling you how to do photography. Umm........hmmmmm.......

Digital Leicas: People love them...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-11-2017
Replies: 59
Views: 4,227
Posted By Daryl J.
I've stopped buying from KEH due to their now...

I've stopped buying from KEH due to their now faulty grading system. It's consistently over-graded and subsequently over priced for the items received. Wallet Closed. And I'm not returning. ...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-09-2017
Replies: 82
Views: 4,547
Posted By Daryl J.
Uffda. Crazy Norwegians. In a Kodakchrome thread.

Uffda. Crazy Norwegians.
In a Kodakchrome thread.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-08-2017
Replies: 533
Views: 47,651
Posted By Daryl J.
I'm not yet awake. V.2 it is.

I'm not yet awake.
V.2 it is.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-08-2017
Replies: 533
Views: 47,651
Posted By Daryl J.
I'm loving the renderings of your V.1 50 Lux...

I'm loving the renderings of your V.1 50 Lux Erik.
Helen....amazing. Consistently amazing.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-07-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 2,410
Posted By Daryl J.
35mm Summarons are great lenses. They bring...

35mm Summarons are great lenses.
They bring engaging emotion to the image.
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 01-06-2017
Replies: 354
Sticky: RIP Tom A
Views: 51,732
Posted By Daryl J.
Sympathies extended to Tom's family from the...

Sympathies extended to Tom's family from the PacNW.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-05-2017
Replies: 45
Views: 3,211
Posted By Daryl J.
Regarding the IIc, wouldn't that drop the value...

Regarding the IIc, wouldn't that drop the value of an already rare object? And significantly?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-04-2017
Replies: 37
Views: 4,647
Posted By Daryl J.
It is gaining fans in Portland, OR.

It is gaining fans in Portland, OR.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-02-2017
Replies: 61
Views: 3,441
Posted By Daryl J.
40mm: It's pretty easy to use in my opinion. ...

40mm: It's pretty easy to use in my opinion. Frame with the 50mm frame lines, use the lever to bring up the 35mm frame lines and go approximately half way between. I use that with my 1.4/40mm...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-02-2017
Replies: 61
Views: 3,441
Posted By Daryl J.
M3 and goggled 3.5/35mm Summaron. Bags of...

M3 and goggled 3.5/35mm Summaron.

Bags of vintage character.

Or M6 and non-goggled version of the same lens. Tripod and cable release if light gets dim.

Or M6 and the 2.8/35 ZM C Biogon for...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-02-2017
Replies: 61
Views: 3,441
Posted By Daryl J.
The Summicron 50mm V.3 renders beautifully and in...

The Summicron 50mm V.3 renders beautifully and in a somewhat classic sort of way.

The older Elmar 50 renders in a somewhat unpredictable and adventurous sort of way being a Tessar type of lens. ...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-02-2017
Replies: 61
Views: 3,441
Posted By Daryl J.
Another possibility: keep an eye out for damaged...

Another possibility: keep an eye out for damaged goods that function perfectly. I picked up a chrome 2.8/50mm Elmar in M mount that "had issues". The purveyor correctly stated the sole issue was...
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