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Forum: Leica M9 / ME 4 Days Ago
Replies: 49
Views: 1,106
Posted By Ronald M
Raw files are supposed to be “flat”. If they...

Raw files are supposed to be “flat”. If they are too saturated or too much contrast, it is hard to get rid of. Easy to add, harder to subtract.

If you want more in camera processing, there...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 1 Week Ago
Replies: 67
Views: 3,266
Posted By Ronald M
In a bag with desicant and do not subject it to...

In a bag with desicant and do not subject it to quick temp changes or clean it with liquids. Blower or lens pen does the trick. If required, and has not been, I will use the sticky wand, not the...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 1 Week Ago
Replies: 67
Views: 3,266
Posted By Ronald M
I keep mine in a bag with desicant when not in...

I keep mine in a bag with desicant when not in use. I`ll pay for a new sensor if available.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 1 Week Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 713
Posted By Ronald M
You stole the camera and lens. Not up on...

You stole the camera and lens. Not up on pricing, but a late M3 has all the improvements and it all depends on condition.
The lens is the first 35 F2 and collectible. Chinese are making copies. ...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 1 Week Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 1,270
Posted By Ronald M
Two blocks 2 9/16 tall will stop the tip if I use...

Two blocks 2 9/16 tall will stop the tip if I use my D800 + battery pack. Measure for your setup.
I can make a better setup and would if I scanned more film.
I use a Lume light which works fine. ...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 1 Week Ago
Replies: 98
Views: 3,079
Posted By Ronald M
Absolutely.

Absolutely.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 67
Views: 1,765
Posted By Ronald M
Nikon D700, D3, Leica M8 are all mine. I chased...

Nikon D700, D3, Leica M8 are all mine. I chased mega pixels for a while, but review the above shows me they get the job done.
Fortunately I still have them and use them.
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 599
Posted By Ronald M
Seen a few Captcha on other than this site. Not...

Seen a few Captcha on other than this site. Not a Robot is only slightly annoying. But if required to read twisted letters or pick the scenes with bridges from VERY low rez photos, I don`t even...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 1,931
Posted By Ronald M
YES. Find a good one though. With enough...

YES. Find a good one though.

With enough money, 50 APO can not be better.

50 2.8 collapsible first version will make images very close to the version 2 Summicron.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 275
Views: 7,177
Posted By Ronald M
As to the lenses. They MUST be either AI or AIS...

As to the lenses. They MUST be either AI or AIS (or AI converted from non AI) lenses. Do not mount a non AI lens on the D700 as it has a mechanical aperture follower which can jam and be damaged by a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-12-2020
Replies: 11
Views: 437
Posted By Ronald M
If camera works, keep it. My nikons are...

If camera works, keep it.

My nikons are 750,800E, 800, and two D3 almost no exposures.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-08-2020
Replies: 36
Views: 2,502
Posted By Ronald M
Pump and dump. I.e. keep driving the price up...

Pump and dump. I.e. keep driving the price up and suckers buy in, then sell off what you own.

Oldest scheme going
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-03-2020
Replies: 56
Views: 3,266
Posted By Ronald M
Original formula 4 ingredients. Mix a liter, 8...

Original formula 4 ingredients. Mix a liter, 8 oz, or a gallon. I inherited a quart of hydroquinone, metal comes from photographers Formulary, borax comes from laundry aisle( $2 will last 2 two...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-27-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 1,438
Posted By Ronald M
You are faster than I, but we agree. Cigarette...

You are faster than I, but we agree.

Cigarette pack size body with collapsible 24/300 is better, but does not exist.

Do not discourage ove a single focal. I had a single in 1960s college and all...
Forum: Film vs Digital 12-26-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 809
Posted By Ronald M
Neg film has much less contrast and you can HDR...

Neg film has much less contrast and you can HDR the same frame.

Kodachrome is a bit sharper.
Forum: Film vs Digital 12-26-2019
Replies: 0
Views: 147
Posted By Ronald M
Adobe vs Capture one with M8 Leica

I recently switched over to Capture One 1220 and left Adobe except for CS6. The one thing I really miss is the CC tool to losslessly make a photo larger. I tried to use CS6 with little effect. ...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-26-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,750
Posted By Ronald M
Probably all belong in a display case due to lack...

Probably all belong in a display case due to lack of qualified techs and parts.
When I was in college early 19601s, I saw two slide shows that impressed me to no end. One was a friends family trips...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 12-23-2019
Replies: 663
Views: 51,546
Posted By Ronald M
Did some with my D700 today because the normal...

Did some with my D700 today because the normal D800e was in the drawer, lazy me and they were just for email.

Results were wonderful and GRAINLESS from Bergger 400 film which is not nearly a fine...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 12-17-2019
Replies: 98
Views: 3,079
Posted By Ronald M
experts who researched this decades ago concluded...

experts who researched this decades ago concluded <= 90mm was rangefinder accuracy. >= 90 is slr accuracy. Has to do with separation of segments.
As you proceed longer , best to use a screen made...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-15-2019
Replies: 106
Views: 5,978
Posted By Ronald M
Ilford times are spot on for their films and...

Ilford times are spot on for their films and developers. Others are not remotely close. Wonder why?
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-15-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 3,700
Posted By Ronald M
About Sover. If you contact him, he will make a...

About Sover. If you contact him, he will make a reservation.
6 months ago they were 14 months out.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-15-2019
Replies: 176
Views: 6,585
Posted By Ronald M
F2. Improved “guts” so it functions better, No...

F2. Improved “guts” so it functions better, No battery.
I have 6, 4 chrome, 2 black, 2 Ai heads, 1 black plain head, 2 chrome plain heads, DP2 & 2 finders.

I rate these the ultimate cameras.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-29-2019
Replies: 108
Views: 5,099
Posted By Ronald M
I am back to using up some TM 100 & 400 that has...

I am back to using up some TM 100 & 400 that has an exp date 2005. Frozen and still good. I am switching to printing where you use two filters, 0 & 5 or 2 & 4 with V35 and multigrade filter...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-29-2019
Replies: 108
Views: 5,099
Posted By Ronald M
Frozen film lasts a long time.

Frozen film lasts a long time.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-27-2019
Replies: 106
Views: 5,978
Posted By Ronald M
You are just a new babe. When I started around...

You are just a new babe. When I started around 1960
dry chems like D76 , Microdot X, Dektol came in cans.

I inherited a few cans two years ago and made up Dektol for prints. I figured nothing...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-26-2019
Replies: 663
Views: 51,546
Posted By Ronald M
Amazing how old techniques, decades old, come...

Amazing how old techniques, decades old, come back around. I am sure individual channel , RGB, is always how I would WB a difficult file. It always worked and is always better than I can get by...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-21-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,068
Posted By Ronald M
I replaced the shutters on my 3F`s and problem...

I replaced the shutters on my 3F`s and problem went away.

DAG had the cameras 6 months and tried every test and could find nothing wrong. I sent them to ? down south and he replaced the shutters &...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-19-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 900
Posted By Ronald M
I would start by phone consulting and telling...

I would start by phone consulting and telling them you want the scans to look the same as if they were printed on professional Kodak paper. Commercial paper used by most all consumer labs gives more...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-19-2019
Replies: 106
Views: 5,978
Posted By Ronald M
Yes D76, Metol, hydroquinone, sodium sulfate,...

Yes D76, Metol, hydroquinone, sodium sulfate, borax.
Developing agents from Photographers Formulary, SS from the chemistry store, borax is 20 mule team from the laundry aisle.

Mix your own and you...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-05-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 6,468
Posted By Ronald M
Sure does. Film box cover and tape. or hang a...

Sure does. Film box cover and tape. or hang a tag on the strap lug.
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 11-05-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 990
Posted By Ronald M
When the 1.35 mercury cells were banned, some...

When the 1.35 mercury cells were banned, some cameras had bridge circuits so they could use silver oxide 1.5 volt cells.

The Schokky Diode is in the CRIS adapter and I had 5 at one time. They...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-29-2019
Replies: 76
Views: 2,162
Posted By Ronald M
Li batteries are in everything from cars to...

Li batteries are in everything from cars to cameras. It is mined mostly on south America. Procedure is strip mining, i.e. RUINS THE ENVIRONMENT.

It will be worse when we transition to green...
Forum: Travel 10-28-2019
Replies: 120
Views: 4,637
Posted By Ronald M
This was done before, Ansel something or...

This was done before, Ansel something or other.
He waited for better light.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-28-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 877
Posted By Ronald M
Silver Macro Elmar M. Very fine lens up with...

Silver Macro Elmar M. Very fine lens up with the best, just 4.0 only
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-28-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 877
Posted By Ronald M
Agreed. Why I have 2 50 mm 2.8 Elmar M lenses.

Agreed. Why I have 2 50 mm 2.8 Elmar M lenses.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-28-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 2,318
Posted By Ronald M
Small is Rollie 35 or cell phone if that counts...

Small is Rollie 35 or cell phone if that counts as a camera.

Normal small is Leica M. Large has been RB67 now sold and Zone VI 4x5 , 6 lenses, meters, big heavy wood tripod, film holders and...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 10-27-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 471
Posted By Ronald M
Paper edges curled up and not getting under...

Paper edges curled up and not getting under developer/fix.

Hold edges down, more agitation l/r & up/down alternate
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-26-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 572
Posted By Ronald M
I never purposely put anything there, but some...

I never purposely put anything there, but some things went automatically.

CC monthly was cancelled 2 or 3 weeks ago. Capture One and CS6 PERMANENT replaced it.

6 months ago I was getting weird...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-24-2019
Replies: 115
Views: 5,429
Posted By Ronald M
My AF Nikons have no scales. M lenses with...

My AF Nikons have no scales.
M lenses with fast focus helical have a scale so "squished" as to be not usable. But my 75 2.0 APO
is a favorite anyway scale is 3mm each side.

Depth of field is...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-21-2019
Replies: 67
Views: 3,266
Posted By Ronald M
My M9 does not "sport" anything. Sport is a...

My M9 does not "sport" anything. Sport is a noun, not a verb.

I do take care of it and pack with descant and no lens when not in use. Home has AC so low humidity.

If it needs a clean, hand...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-19-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 961
Posted By Ronald M
Only a circular pola will give proper exposure...

Only a circular pola will give proper exposure based on rotation.

It will match a linear pola if linear is rotated to max exposure .
Set exposure this way, then rotate for effect.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-19-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 3,174
Posted By Ronald M
Had a RF+ 50 in college and read Modern...

Had a RF+ 50 in college and read Modern Photography every month. Lust for more lenses was sever.

Went through multiple systems and now, 60 years later, enjoy my Leica with one lens, two in my...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-17-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 961
Posted By Ronald M
Use spot metering-center spot and meter from a...

Use spot metering-center spot and meter from a grey card or BLEACHED blacktop road.

ISO 200 should be 1/200 at f16 in full sun in nice blue sky.

Older Nikons routinely are set to + 1/3 so you...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 10-14-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 2,075
Posted By Ronald M
Gave up printers LONG ago and so should...

Gave up printers LONG ago and so should you.

Local pro printer is cheaper in long run, lots cheaper.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-12-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 1,076
Posted By Ronald M
35 has frame line in camera. The 2.8 has a...

35 has frame line in camera. The 2.8 has a little distortion. 2.0 does not, but is bigger.

Looked at 40 once and 50 lines were decent close up,35 better for distance. You could buy a 40 mm bright...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-08-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,694
Posted By Ronald M
Nikon ES 2, D800E, current 60 2.8 lens, and Luma...

Nikon ES 2, D800E, current 60 2.8 lens, and Luma Pro light.

Works as nice a my D5400 Minolta whose software no longer works. Available software is trash, tried it all.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-03-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,649
Posted By Ronald M
You need a single system with perhaps the...

You need a single system with perhaps the addition of Rollie 35.

To be effective you need muscle memory of operating system and you can`t do it with all those.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-30-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 698
Posted By Ronald M
Plastic is trouble. Buy the Kalt metal ones.

Plastic is trouble. Buy the Kalt metal ones.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 09-30-2019
Replies: 253
Views: 85,658
Posted By Ronald M
I have a plain H in Nikon slr mount. Lovely lens...

I have a plain H in Nikon slr mount. Lovely lens with no quirks.

Use with my 105 2.5 Sonnar as a nice combo. Add in my 35 2..0 Single coat And I am in heaven.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-28-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,303
Posted By Ronald M
Leica Japan may have a hord from years ago. M6...

Leica Japan may have a hord from years ago.

M6 meter parts have been not available for a long time.

Just shot a roll with Nikon F2 + Pentax digital spot meter I owned for 3 decades. Every frame...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-27-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 759
Posted By Ronald M
I recall a special run of 35 2.0 and 50 2.0 dual...

I recall a special run of 35 2.0 and 50 2.0 dual mounts made maybe 20 years ago sold only in Japan. Do not quote me on the date.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-27-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1,261
Posted By Ronald M
Does this tell you to forget pensions and control...

Does this tell you to forget pensions and control your own money. Social Security in USA is the worlds largest Ponzi scheme. My General Motors Pension was turned over to Prudential before...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 09-27-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,498
Posted By Ronald M
I learned in late 50`s and early 60`s and as a...

I learned in late 50`s and early 60`s and as a student,
35 mm was all I could afford, Waltz Envoy with 50 2.0 Nippon Koagu (nikor) lens. Tried lens converters but they were junk. There was nothing...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-26-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 441
Posted By Ronald M
Developers in metal cans last a long time. ...

Developers in metal cans last a long time. Plastic or aluminum pouches no so much.

Cans have not been used since maybe 1980.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 09-26-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 2,208
Posted By Ronald M
I was a major in industrial management 50 years...

I was a major in industrial management 50 years ago. Should I understand this?

My M8 has 2.xxx software and Leica says it is the latest. It will run that way until it dies.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-26-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,035
Posted By Ronald M
Have it cleaned. Two things to consider. Slow...

Have it cleaned.

Two things to consider. Slow speeds should be accurate. Fast speeds are also accurate , BUT time is measured while full open. So if you use small F stops and fast speeds over...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 09-21-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,698
Posted By Ronald M
Try waxing it

Try waxing it
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-17-2019
Replies: 80
Views: 8,367
Posted By Ronald M
Ektar 25, but gone for 45 years now. Nothing...

Ektar 25, but gone for 45 years now. Nothing close.

The 160 pro film replaced it for me
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-15-2019
Replies: 107
Views: 5,167
Posted By Ronald M
My D76 has not changed at all. Use the formula...

My D76 has not changed at all. Use the formula in the photo books.

Life became really nice when I was given a digital scale.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-15-2019
Replies: 1,019
Views: 379,240
Posted By Ronald M
The V2 that was made for 40 years has...

The V2 that was made for 40 years has unacceptable curvature if straight lines.
A V1 would be my choice, or a rigid or DR Summicron or first 50 2.8 Elmar.

I can not find much to not like about the...
Forum: Film vs Digital 09-14-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 1,189
Posted By Ronald M
Having used many consumer scanners starting with...

Having used many consumer scanners starting with my KM5400, I have settled on Nikon ES2 for $139 . It is at least a good as the KM whose software no longer works and I can not find anything else I...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-25-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 522
Posted By Ronald M
Tiffin are sandwiched gel. I bought 6 in 1961...

Tiffin are sandwiched gel. I bought 6 in 1961 when I was in college for a Waltz Envoy. Every one delaminated in the center within a few years even with careful storage.
When I debated buying more...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 08-22-2019
Replies: 663
Views: 51,546
Posted By Ronald M
My KM5400-1 works fine. Software was fine, but...

My KM5400-1 works fine. Software was fine, but no longer works with OS X. Silverfast is very expensive.
Vue Scan I do not like. original software was way better than either.

Opted for a Nikon ES...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-05-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,201
Posted By Ronald M
Send to DAG camera repair. He used to turn...

Send to DAG camera repair. He used to turn around adding cams weekly for around $100.

Try doing stop down metering as is.

A three cam version of the second generation 50 may be hard to find....
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-05-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,873
Posted By Ronald M
Two frames of 4x5 sheet film. Digital, shoot,...

Two frames of 4x5 sheet film. Digital, shoot, chimp, probably one more even if exposure correct.
For some things, I now expose as much as I can before "blinkies" Then back off. Very few of my...
Forum: Photo Software 08-01-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 881
Posted By Ronald M
Levels are your friend so your image is full...

Levels are your friend so your image is full scale. Use the gamma slider in middle to fine tune brightness.

Exposure moves whole histogram left or right. Brightness move the mid tones only

Make a...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-01-2019
Replies: 114
Views: 22,393
Posted By Ronald M
Did not vote because what is important is know...

Did not vote because what is important is know corrections for every shutter speed, thermometer, type of water, enlarger type, enlarger lens contrast, and meter accuracy.

Come up with a proper...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-01-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,873
Posted By Ronald M
I think the same over 4x5 and digital. Why wear...

I think the same over 4x5 and digital. Why wear the camera and get a bunch of photos to cull or clog your computer.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-17-2019
Replies: 212
Views: 8,681
Posted By Ronald M
I purchased 5 Nikon F2 cameras in last year,...

I purchased 5 Nikon F2 cameras in last year, silver and black prisms, two AS meter heads, one DP2 head. They are all in very nice but not collector quality, therefore pro quality without paying a...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 07-08-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 697
Posted By Ronald M
I do not use Zeiss, but M8 colors are...

I do not use Zeiss, but M8 colors are considerably improved with the UV/IR filters. Some blacks look purple and sunlit greens take on a strange cast without. Note not plain UV filters. I use the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-07-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 475
Posted By Ronald M
Buy good enuf for intended purpose. 4x6 prints...

Buy good enuf for intended purpose. 4x6 prints of a birthday party can be done with a phone. 8x10 of annual vacation photo, uncle holding prize fish, summer cottage, child in cap and gown, may...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-25-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 919
Posted By Ronald M
I send all my meters there. Never a problem.

I send all my meters there. Never a problem.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-23-2019
Replies: 403
Views: 25,525
Posted By Ronald M
I believe them to be mechanical and optical...

I believe them to be mechanical and optical deficient. I dropped two or three onto my bed while changing lenses and the diaphragms immediately became sticky. That is about an 18" fall to soft...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-04-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 498
Posted By Ronald M
Above all true. Teest with fresh roll of similar...

Above all true.

Teest with fresh roll of similar subjects to real roll and get the time down so you are not here asking how to repair with reducer or intensify
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-04-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 834
Posted By Ronald M
Wear gloves and and be aware of body heat damage...

Wear gloves and and be aware of body heat damage where you hold the paper.

A tray ladder would be much better. They do not seem to be sold today, but are easy to make.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-21-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 979
Posted By Ronald M
Great lens, small and sharp. I never use F2.0 or...

Great lens, small and sharp. I never use F2.0 or even 2.8.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-14-2019
Replies: 709
Views: 81,628
Posted By Ronald M
Sometimes yes with some cameras. Sometimes not...

Sometimes yes with some cameras. Sometimes not with others.

My little old Rollie 35, works fine. Same crisis adapter on the M5 would not fit the battery compartment, combo too tall. ...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 05-12-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 615
Posted By Ronald M
Film can, 1/2 oz, roll continuously . Similar to...

Film can, 1/2 oz, roll continuously . Similar to processing drums like Unicolor.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-07-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,859
Posted By Ronald M
NO If he did he would have learned to expose...

NO If he did he would have learned to expose properly. It take a darkroom magician to print his stuff I understand.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-07-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,626
Posted By Ronald M
The secret to film is Leica, Zeiss, and to a...

The secret to film is Leica, Zeiss, and to a certain extent I have not fully explored Nikon Ai or AiS lenses. Years of trying prove Pentax is a total failure for monochrome.

I love my darkroom...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 04-04-2019
Replies: 663
Views: 51,546
Posted By Ronald M
Photoshop noise reduction should reduce grain. ...

Photoshop noise reduction should reduce grain. NR is opposite of sharpening. Also try gaussian blur. Use a mask to isolate to the areas you want. Grey rather than black will let some NR thru, ...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 04-04-2019
Replies: 663
Views: 51,546
Posted By Ronald M
Live view in magnified view. Use tripod mode.

Live view in magnified view. Use tripod mode.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-03-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 299
Posted By Ronald M
DAG used to turn around these conversions very...

DAG used to turn around these conversions very fast.

He might send you one and then have a local install. I think installations is rather simple.

You might get one from a parts lens. Or just...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-26-2019
Replies: 91
Views: 3,018
Posted By Ronald M
I have many digital and film cameras. Leica M,...

I have many digital and film cameras. Leica M, and Pro Nikons. F2 Nikons and M6 are fun and my skill comes out in the darkroom. Digital is nice for color and cookbook mono.

Any bozo can make digi...
Forum: RFF News 03-19-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 3,699
Posted By Ronald M
I bought a 90 mm F4 macro from them listed a...

I bought a 90 mm F4 macro from them listed a used/mint. It was shipped from Hong Kong and arrived in 3 days.

Some user without hands must have been the original purchaser because it was unmarked...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-17-2019
Replies: 212
Views: 8,681
Posted By Ronald M
Been collecting Nikon F2 for some time. Up to 4...

Been collecting Nikon F2 for some time. Up to 4 now, black & silver , plain & metered prisms. These are all metal mechanical cameras made for heavy professional use. F5 is electronic. F6 is...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-02-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,776
Posted By Ronald M
Like houses and cars, bigger is better and costs...

Like houses and cars, bigger is better and costs more. Add in taxes and repairs and insurance and you know the drill.

1200 sq feet is an adequate home. Chevrolet will get you there as fast as...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-11-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 932
Posted By Ronald M
mount and dismount by holding the very rear of...

mount and dismount by holding the very rear of the lens . The front is glued on and you can break the glue. After repair of course
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-11-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 463
Posted By Ronald M
Yes but mine was so tight it took two men and a...

Yes but mine was so tight it took two men and a boy to unscrew.

You do not get to aperture ring that way.

Be careful with disassembly as some products are glued together.
If you can not get it...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-11-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 681
Posted By Ronald M
Gold camera are stealthy and look like they are...

Gold camera are stealthy and look like they are not worth stealing.
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 02-04-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 2,075
Posted By Ronald M
I just gave up on digital printers a decade+ ago....

I just gave up on digital printers a decade+ ago. It is cheaper to send it to a pro lab all things considered.

Want to print at home? My enlargers are set up ready to go. No ink issues, no...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-29-2019
Replies: 663
Views: 51,546
Posted By Ronald M
Just started looking at this thread , page 9 & 10...

Just started looking at this thread , page 9 & 10 only. The scans from Huss with Z7 are the best so far.

I would just start with a copy stand, strobe, quality macro lens. That is really all the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-28-2019
Replies: 132
Views: 3,494
Posted By Ronald M
I call these ZOMBIE cameras. Stinky diaper is...

I call these ZOMBIE cameras. Stinky diaper is decent also.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-19-2019
Replies: 323
Views: 26,041
Posted By Ronald M
Agreed Leica 35 or 4x5. The cameras you listed...

Agreed Leica 35 or 4x5. The cameras you listed are for portrait work and lenses are not super sharp. The only 35 mm Japanese lenses that work fairly well are Nikon, and not the kit lenses that...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-19-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 681
Posted By Ronald M
My limited experience with pro lab developed 120...

My limited experience with pro lab developed 120 C41 is that they can make a nice clean print. When I scanned same frame with Epson, I got a million small defects from film I cleaned first.

On to...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-18-2019
Replies: 403
Views: 25,525
Posted By Ronald M
Image quality was not great. I had 12 all...

Image quality was not great. I had 12 all bought new. Diaphragm was weak. I dropped more than one screwing on lenses and they fell on my bed from 18 inches.
Diaphragm immediately became sticky...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-18-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 556
Posted By Ronald M
I have a WLF for my F2. Late post as we are up...

I have a WLF for my F2. Late post as we are up to F4 now
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-15-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,692
Posted By Ronald M
Hold left hand over left eye. Buy a Leica SL or...

Hold left hand over left eye.

Buy a Leica SL or Nikon Z6 or Z7 and use M lenses with adapter Z6 is $2000. Others are more.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-13-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 2,546
Posted By Ronald M
Digital will yield better prints than Flat bed...

Digital will yield better prints than Flat bed scanner. Better than my KM5400 which was among the best in the day.

Today My D800 nikon on a tripod in good light yields better prints than I could...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-03-2019
Replies: 107
Views: 3,378
Posted By Ronald M
Leica M is what makes a Leica. The rest are just...

Leica M is what makes a Leica. The rest are just expensive cameras.

Mirrorless should be tried b/4 buying. There is a refresh lag between what the lens sees and eyepiece which is very difficult...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-03-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 2,201
Posted By Ronald M
Finest grain is t Max 100 as a regular film not...

Finest grain is t Max 100 as a regular film not needing exotic developers. I mix D76.

Bergger 400 shot at 200 gives wonder results , somewhere between old films and state if the new ones.

One...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-03-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 7,184
Posted By Ronald M
35 2.0 nikkors, Ai. Both MC & SC. Little...

35 2.0 nikkors, Ai. Both MC & SC. Little difference except for backlight where flare control is better. Flare has more to do with lens design than coatings.

The BIG difference is from no...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-01-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 436
Posted By Ronald M
Russian street photography

We had a new find here in USA 10 years ago. Previously unknown work was found in a storage locker. Now one from Russia shows up with very engaging...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-30-2018
Replies: 275
Views: 7,177
Posted By Ronald M
Lenses 35 or longer work well. Shorter ones do...

Lenses 35 or longer work well. Shorter ones do not work well with any sensor because the ray angle is too acute in the corners. Fuzzy corners and vignetting are the result unless you stop down to...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 12-30-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 762
Posted By Ronald M
Close one room and clean it all. Filter incoming...

Close one room and clean it all. Filter incoming air. Run a hepa air filter to keep the room clean.

You need t make sure what you think is airborn dust is not really debris from water ( 3 micron...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-29-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 645
Posted By Ronald M
Buy a scale and some chems, mix for $1 per liter....

Buy a scale and some chems, mix for $1 per liter. Put in 4 or 8 oz bottles for 1:1 or stock. Write down mix date. In a sealed bottle, it will be perfect for 6 months after which it slowly...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 12-10-2018
Replies: 30
Views: 1,892
Posted By Ronald M
I would suggest you play with a mirrorless and...

I would suggest you play with a mirrorless and check the lag in the viewfinder making it impossible to time exposures. Image is jumpy and makes me dizzy. You may not care. I prefer the speed of...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 12-09-2018
Replies: 42
Views: 1,835
Posted By Ronald M
#3 We sent buyers to China to see about getting...

#3 We sent buyers to China to see about getting low prices. Zero heat in the factory at below zero F. When the tour guide was questioned about obviously dangerous life threatening practices, the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-09-2018
Replies: 275
Views: 7,177
Posted By Ronald M
Superb camera even at 10/12 MP. Very well built...

Superb camera even at 10/12 MP. Very well built and almost as good as my two D3 which were the best.

your problem will be 20 and 24 mm which will be soft in the corners to 56 or 8, mostly 8. That...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-08-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 860
Posted By Ronald M
Are you testing us? MORE TO IT THAN sensor size,...

Are you testing us?

MORE TO IT THAN sensor size, but all things being equal, bigger is better.
Equal means same print size over 10x, equal pixel size per unit of señsor area.

Take a PJ camera...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-08-2018
Replies: 35
Views: 896
Posted By Ronald M
Same condition as you. Put a +1 diopter on the...

Same condition as you. Put a +1 diopter on the eyepiece and use top of bifocals.

If your eye doctor has an old fashioned set of trial lenses, use them to find exact + required or try reader at...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-05-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 1,119
Posted By Ronald M
You can not over agitate in fix. It is a process...

You can not over agitate in fix. It is a process that goes to completion, then stops.

300 ml is too much for a stainless tank. The chemicals need to move and wash spent chemicals from all of the...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-04-2018
Replies: 57
Views: 2,004
Posted By Ronald M
ike many things, people do not understand the...

ike many things, people do not understand the machines they use. They do not understand cars, politics , houses, etc. I admit to not understanding movie streaming. Recently I failed to delete a...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-30-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 1,225
Posted By Ronald M
Elmar M is a lovely lens, both of mine. My ...

Elmar M is a lovely lens, both of mine. My Version 3 1969 Summicron is ok. Rigid or DR are nice 28 to 11. I have all of these, but never owned a Planar. Many have developed a focus wobble and...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-30-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 808
Posted By Ronald M
KM 5400 is the best software I ever found. It...

KM 5400 is the best software I ever found. It will not run on current OS, Mac or Windows. If you did not clone your old windows disk for installation now including old OS like Vista, I believe...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 11-30-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 768
Posted By Ronald M
4x6 commercial 3/16. Or none usually. Any...

4x6 commercial 3/16. Or none usually.

Any print to be framed, it depends on frame size If frame is same size as print, I use a spacer to keep print off glass.

If properly matted, Use paper 2"...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-27-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 397
Posted By Ronald M
Have been since my first Leica in 1980. ...

Have been since my first Leica in 1980. Unfortunately only game in town. Market too small for competition .

Mirrorless is latest and M10 is up with the newest and best mirrorless. Just missing...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-21-2018
Replies: 72
Views: 15,861
Posted By Ronald M
Try a 28 R in Leitax mount or Nikon TS with Nikon...

Try a 28 R in Leitax mount or Nikon TS with Nikon to M adapter.

No live view? Use a matt plastic where the film goes, pan up and measure degrees, and figure where top of frame is . Then find...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-16-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 941
Posted By Ronald M
Photo flow not rinsed of reel or tank from...

Photo flow not rinsed of reel or tank from previous use. Agitate for a full 30 sec on immersion with any developer.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-16-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,527
Posted By Ronald M
Agreed. Do not make a mutt of two lenses. Value...

Agreed. Do not make a mutt of two lenses. Value of both will be near zero.

They are exactly the same optically, only the tolerance in final focal length may be different.

The DR will not work...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-10-2018
Replies: 35
Views: 1,021
Posted By Ronald M
M9 and buy an extra battery or two. Use it like...

M9 and buy an extra battery or two. Use it like a view camera, think before you shoot.

No need to take 25 pics of everything because it is free.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-10-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 838
Posted By Ronald M
The cameras leak air over time. Some more than...

The cameras leak air over time. Some more than others. Proper CLA with clean the crud off the inside.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-07-2018
Replies: 52
Views: 3,116
Posted By Ronald M
All true, but I find it nice to have some...

All true, but I find it nice to have some settings programs set up such a studio flash with perfect white balance, shutter speed etc. That way no need to root through menus to change things and the...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 11-04-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 971
Posted By Ronald M
It stops like socialism, when there is no more...

It stops like socialism, when there is no more money.

Or you can not carry more stuff and can`t decide what to bring and come to your senses.

Or you run out of storage space.

We should start an...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-01-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 441
Posted By Ronald M
Not leather originally, but vulcanite. It will...

Not leather originally, but vulcanite. It will crumble just like the camera vulcanite does.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 10-24-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 1,541
Posted By Ronald M
Just replaced a damaged Nikon D3 so I am back to...

Just replaced a damaged Nikon D3 so I am back to two + D700. I do not often use more than 100 ISO. Actually Kodachrome 25 was my favorite. But I have done D3 @ 1600 for 11x17 prints and they...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-23-2018
Replies: 1
Views: 337
Posted By Ronald M
Cost reduction. PC is mounted in plastic. With...

Cost reduction. PC is mounted in plastic. With M2,3,4, I took out the old fashioned contacts and put in metal mounted modern PC which do not work better, but I don't have to scavenge the old...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-23-2018
Replies: 70
Views: 1,316
Posted By Ronald M
Being a cheap Bohemian, I would not spend it. ...

Being a cheap Bohemian, I would not spend it.

Gas station was a mob scene today with fools buying tickets. It was on TV poor families spend $410 annually on tickets , middle class $1xx.oo. ...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-23-2018
Replies: 136
Views: 8,181
Posted By Ronald M
After getting it to photoshop, color can be...

After getting it to photoshop, color can be corrected by doing RGB each layer separately.

Open in PS, add a levels layer, from channels open R channel and set blacks to 10, whites to 245,...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 10-22-2018
Replies: 124
Views: 19,492
Posted By Ronald M
Years ago someone presented a trip to China. ...

Years ago someone presented a trip to China. Afterwards he was asked what lenses and he scoffed a 50.

In college a presentation was made from Switzerland. Contaflex and 50 and slide film. They...
Forum: Photo Software 10-17-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 744
Posted By Ronald M
Look for u tube videos on how to select hair. ...

Look for u tube videos on how to select hair. Best process out there and it is near perfect. Select the easiest thing and invert mask if required. Process involves making a rough selection and...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 10-17-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 1,174
Posted By Ronald M
If you wish to screw around with inkjet and...

If you wish to screw around with inkjet and scanning, be my guest. You are better off scanning, correcting, and sending it to a pro lab for printing.

Best is plug in the old Focomat, mix some...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-14-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 2,615
Posted By Ronald M
F2 Nikons are the best film Nikons ever. Early...

F2 Nikons are the best film Nikons ever. Early Nikkormats are also good too.

D3 is a great digital. Use one is like pure perfection unless you need the x or s derivative. Never tried a D4. ...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-14-2018
Replies: 34
Views: 1,026
Posted By Ronald M
Still too much contrast, but way better. Stand...

Still too much contrast, but way better.

Stand development is not the easiest to control. I know one wedding photog who did it regularly with Plus X and D76. Competitors thought he used 4x5. He...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-14-2018
Replies: 45
Views: 2,012
Posted By Ronald M
Budget is no Leica at all. Old ones can suffer...

Budget is no Leica at all. Old ones can suffer from age related problems like delivered RF mirrors and deteriorate light seals around film gate. Most that are for sale will need a cla now or soon. ...
Forum: RFF Polls 10-13-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 1,342
Posted By Ronald M
Worn well = good lens when that old. Get both....

Worn well = good lens when that old.

Get both. Keep one or two.

Neither will have good corners on FX digital until 5.6 to 8. Film is fine Both will work on DX digital.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-13-2018
Replies: 34
Views: 1,026
Posted By Ronald M
They look good on my iMac. Black car top has...

They look good on my iMac. Black car top has detail. There is no good white except perhaps edge of license plate on van. Hard to evaluate whites.

Cardinal rule is exposure controls black detail,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-13-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 1,455
Posted By Ronald M
If you get a metol sensistivity, Do not go near...

If you get a metol sensistivity, Do not go near it for life. This is rare, very rare, but mixing outside is safe. Or under a range hood with outside venting.

Xtol is nice. Tank car...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 10-11-2018
Replies: 52
Views: 2,074
Posted By Ronald M
First camera was a Waltz Envoy 50 2.0 Nippon...

First camera was a Waltz Envoy 50 2.0 Nippon Koagu. Really really wanted more lenses. After college graduation, bought a Spotmatic and 8 or more lenses all the same time. Double parked on...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-10-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 1,294
Posted By Ronald M
Pray he was not the one who ground the...

Pray he was not the one who ground the cam.

Maybe he lost the shim and substituted what he had .

He the lens came to me for repair in "strange condition", I would not work on it without special...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-07-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 1,622
Posted By Ronald M
They are all fine i f you get one that works &...

They are all fine i f you get one that works & with a warrantee.

Use it a lot before the trip. New cameras , specially used, are best purchased way ahead of a trip.

The older the camera, the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-05-2018
Replies: 41
Views: 1,279
Posted By Ronald M
I have gone back many times and got worse pics...

I have gone back many times and got worse pics than first time.

There are too many variables to outside pics to even equal the first time attempt. Season, time of day, weather are among them.

I do...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-28-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 1,137
Posted By Ronald M
pro dslr has grown to battleship size with 16"...

pro dslr has grown to battleship size with 16" guns. I am disliking them more and more. Thin the body, but the glass is same or longer. Mirrorless makes me dizzy to look through. Try following a...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-23-2018
Replies: 31
Views: 1,165
Posted By Ronald M
Remember English may not be a primary language...

Remember English may not be a primary language for some.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-23-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 705
Posted By Ronald M
My scanner gathers dust since I made a mistake...

My scanner gathers dust since I made a mistake and updated my Mac Software. The Minolta 5400 no longer works, tried various others like Vue Scan and Silverfast and nothing works to my...
Forum: Leica SL 09-23-2018
Replies: 196
Views: 7,166
Posted By Ronald M
Looks better than a box with a hole, but not by...

Looks better than a box with a hole, but not by much.

They should rehire Porsche as design consultants.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 09-17-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 1,862
Posted By Ronald M
Old days, one monochrome body, one color. As...

Old days, one monochrome body, one color. As many lenses as would fit in space remaining.

Most recent old days, one Leica M body & 3 to 5 lenses and a spare body.

Now one Leica M digital, 3...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-12-2018
Replies: 91
Views: 3,077
Posted By Ronald M
My GAS is cured. Nothing new will improve my...

My GAS is cured. Nothing new will improve my photography.

Mirrorless makes me dizzy and I really do not see the advantage.

My Leica M`s are mirrorless already. Leica picture quality is...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-08-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 557
Posted By Ronald M
Go into a nearly dark room and let your eyes...

Go into a nearly dark room and let your eyes adjust 5 minutes. now take off the back and bottom. Shine a pen light around the outside while you look at inside. Check around all openings. The...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-05-2018
Replies: 56
Views: 1,993
Posted By Ronald M
Remove dust from air, cabinet, small room, hepa...

Remove dust from air, cabinet, small room, hepa filter,etc.

Turn off forced air heat & A/C and allow hours for dust to settle. Morning is good if A/C has been off.

I allow 2 minutes after wash...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-18-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 353
Posted By Ronald M
If you can make a hologram of a "passenger plane"...

If you can make a hologram of a "passenger plane" hitting the south trade center tower, why not a musician?

With tech today you need not believe what you see.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-09-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 675
Posted By Ronald M
Bright line finer has compensation in it.

Bright line finer has compensation in it.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-09-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 829
Posted By Ronald M
My `59 Ford new was $2000. Bottom of line Custom...

My `59 Ford new was $2000. Bottom of line Custom tudoor model with 6 cyl engine and manual transmission. Decent family car with V8, auto, was more money. How much I do not know. I was a high...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-08-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 1,297
Posted By Ronald M
Had a 35 mm Waltz Envoy in 1960 as a college...

Had a 35 mm Waltz Envoy in 1960 as a college camera. 50 mm Nikkor permanently on it. Drove me nuts.

Skipping to 2018, I am getting old and do not want to carry much. M plus 1,2, or 3 lenses at...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 07-22-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 1,389
Posted By Ronald M
Paper is processed at 100 deg F, far above room...

Paper is processed at 100 deg F, far above room temp. Even if you floated them in hot water, maintaining temp would be difficult.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 07-20-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 1,389
Posted By Ronald M
If you have good access to paper and chems in...

If you have good access to paper and chems in home size quantity and a permanent darkroom, go for it.

A temp controlled bath is required to hold 100 deg F.

A NOVA processor makes anything else look...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 07-19-2018
Replies: 118
Views: 6,029
Posted By Ronald M
Rigid `Cron IF you can find a good one. APO...

Rigid `Cron IF you can find a good one. APO 50 Summicron is next best. For 2.8 the Elmar M are in-between.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-19-2018
Replies: 126
Views: 6,121
Posted By Ronald M
Nikon F2 plain prism or F. Nikon D3 . Early...

Nikon F2 plain prism or F.

Nikon D3 .

Early Nikormats FT or FT N has same guts as Nikon F with less options a student does not need.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-14-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 1,100
Posted By Ronald M
Simple. A great number of people don't get it. ...

Simple. A great number of people don't get it. So Nikon keeps it simple stupid. People think the camera is supposed to do all the work.

Some consumer cameras do not even have an easily accessible...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-05-2018
Replies: 109
Views: 27,784
Posted By Ronald M
Nothing to worry about so long as you do not mind...

Nothing to worry about so long as you do not mind finding proper contrast by experiment for every roll!!.

Get it right to begin with and it all works.

I have a darkroom book Ilford gave out at some...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-04-2018
Replies: 60
Views: 3,479
Posted By Ronald M
Just replaced one of my Nikon D3 that got flooded...

Just replaced one of my Nikon D3 that got flooded from water bottle in camera bag. I have made 11x17 prints at 1600 iso that stand close scrutiny, nose close. MP is in 12 range. Color is...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-04-2018
Replies: 50
Views: 1,772
Posted By Ronald M
Judging from what I own, D40 Nikon & either kit...

Judging from what I own, D40 Nikon & either kit 18/135 or 35 1.8 for 28 2.8. Six MP does pretty well for 11x14.

35 mm Rollie super small with 40 mm 3.5 Tessar. Forget the exact model but from...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-03-2018
Replies: 33
Views: 1,587
Posted By Ronald M
LTM compares most favorably with Rigid & DR...

LTM compares most favorably with Rigid & DR Summicrons. Color and contrast better.

I read recently the first Sumi was made for slides which have a lot of contrast. Mine was somewhat flat.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-27-2018
Replies: 60
Views: 3,479
Posted By Ronald M
Just replaced one of my 12 MP Nikon D3. 800 and...

Just replaced one of my 12 MP Nikon D3. 800 and 800E have more MP but not the joy to use. Leica digital RF are fine as is.

Need more MP? Stitch a pano or up rez with new Photoshop algorithm in CC...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-27-2018
Replies: 829
Views: 87,812
Posted By Ronald M
No better RF out there. Cost benefit ratio...

No better RF out there. Cost benefit ratio suggests less expensive DSLR.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-27-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 829
Posted By Ronald M
105 2.5 Ai is superb. The original 105 is same...

105 2.5 Ai is superb.

The original 105 is same quality at distance, but not as sharp at near min focus. This lens has a rear element the size of a dime. Ai and AiS have rear elements as big as...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 06-26-2018
Replies: 51
Views: 2,443
Posted By Ronald M
Buy a working metered film slr. They are cheap. ...

Buy a working metered film slr. They are cheap. Resell as required. Nikon Ai and AiS lenses can be later used Nikon DSLR.

My opinion is film has no or not much advantage over digital. Home...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-25-2018
Replies: 92
Views: 5,763
Posted By Ronald M
No DF2. There will be a mirrorless FF Nikon that...

No DF2. There will be a mirrorless FF Nikon that will solve the focus screen and size problems. Will be an extension tube for all previous slr lenses that will make it grow back.

Will I buy one? ...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-15-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 3,213
Posted By Ronald M
Some Chinese and other Asians pride themselves on...

Some Chinese and other Asians pride themselves on being able to "cheat" at business.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 06-15-2018
Replies: 74
Views: 4,369
Posted By Ronald M
# 1 shutter will not release if lens cap is...

# 1 shutter will not release if lens cap is on.

#2 can not wind past 36

#3 Camera sounds alarm if pointed toward sun

#4 People with little money should never buy a "cheap" used one. They...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-15-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 1,605
Posted By Ronald M
B/4 you start, put developer in one container, ...

B/4 you start, put developer in one container, ss in a second, fix in a third. Mark the bottles well and put them in order .

Never mix as you go. Cook the same way, measure out everything, ...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-11-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 959
Posted By Ronald M
You need real Nikkor reels. I was given some...

You need real Nikkor reels. I was given some that look real, but are not. Real one grab the film by a mechanism I have yet to figure out.
Perhaps someday I will ponder it more. I purchased most...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-10-2018
Replies: 47
Views: 2,415
Posted By Ronald M
When digital came along I could see my 25 was...

When digital came along I could see my 25 was only sharp in the center and decentered a lot. It is my best paperweight. Have not purchased anything CV since.
Forum: RFF News 06-10-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 2,778
Posted By Ronald M
The Iowa class is supposed to replace the heavy...

The Iowa class is supposed to replace the heavy cruisers if they are ever needed. The heavy cruisers are all worn out.

Interesting vid on You Tube on a tour of one turret on the BB`s. They are...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-09-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 1,418
Posted By Ronald M
My thought is the stuff is 20 years old and not...

My thought is the stuff is 20 years old and not worth fooling with for serious work.

one roll to experiment for ISO and fog. Play with rest.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-31-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 746
Posted By Ronald M
B&H Comes in Yellow box for 24 or 36 pics. Not...

B&H Comes in Yellow box for 24 or 36 pics. Not expensive, but short lived.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 05-31-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 505
Posted By Ronald M
mount need modifying to bring up 35 mm lines if...

mount need modifying to bring up 35 mm lines if possible. Will be scale focus without eyes no mater how you use it.

Use as switch the eyes
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-29-2018
Replies: 53
Views: 3,689
Posted By Ronald M
vote with your wallet like me

vote with your wallet like me
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-27-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 501
Posted By Ronald M
Does it line up with strap lugs? Do not forget...

Does it line up with strap lugs? Do not forget film is upside down in camera.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-26-2018
Replies: 93
Views: 6,955
Posted By Ronald M
Use EI200 and cut development 20%. Grain...

Use EI200 and cut development 20%. Grain almost gone. I use D76.

Not a big fan of fast film, but this really works for me.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-26-2018
Replies: 48
Views: 2,949
Posted By Ronald M
Preview levers on previous r models were...

Preview levers on previous r models were frequently sticky and expensive to repair.

Maybe some real owners can advise.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-25-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 701
Posted By Ronald M
M2R were for the government originally. Some...

M2R were for the government originally. Some were over produced and sold to general public.

I liked mine and wish I still had it. There were quite collectable at one time, maybe still.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-25-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 560
Posted By Ronald M
Yes Yellow ok, experiment to find the rest. ...

Yes Yellow ok, experiment to find the rest.

But remember, always best to meter with no filter, add filter compensation, screw on filter and make pic. This is for nit pickers, but valid. ...
Forum: Travel 05-23-2018
Replies: 142
Views: 4,847
Posted By Ronald M
Leica M digital, 35,50 90 lenses.

Leica M digital, 35,50 90 lenses.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-23-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 1,295
Posted By Ronald M
I have some 50 year old K 2 slides that look like...

I have some 50 year old K 2 slides that look like new. Waltz Envoy camera, 50 2.0 Nippon Kogaku lens.

I can not find that combo in the Waltz records. Sadly I did not appreciate the 50 2.0...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-21-2018
Replies: 253
Views: 85,658
Posted By Ronald M
Never checked focus shift with mine, but it is...

Never checked focus shift with mine, but it is easily check at infinity, 20 and 10 feet, and see how much you need to compensate.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-21-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 714
Posted By Ronald M
You mean the magnifying lens?

You mean the magnifying lens?
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-21-2018
Replies: 115
Views: 4,809
Posted By Ronald M
The M10 is really like a film M. Handles the...

The M10 is really like a film M. Handles the same or close. Leica lenses are better than my Nikon primes. Both have improved since Nikon F days. The gap is still there but perhaps smaller. ...
Forum: Travel 05-21-2018
Replies: 142
Views: 4,847
Posted By Ronald M
Is it as bad as hauling a RB67 to Door County...

Is it as bad as hauling a RB67 to Door County from Chicago with 3 lenses, 2 backs and one dark slide ? I found a photo studio/camera store about 50 miles away which had one for sale.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 05-20-2018
Replies: 2
Views: 512
Posted By Ronald M
Construction of V3 is superior. V4 is glued...

Construction of V3 is superior. V4 is glued together and there used to be many threads on glue breaking. Frequently the V4 hood was crooked due to misalignment during gluing.

Should you go V4...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-15-2018
Replies: 470
Views: 98,575
Posted By Ronald M
Keep the 3.5 is my advice. Was never happy with...

Keep the 3.5 is my advice. Was never happy with my 2.8
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-13-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 510
Posted By Ronald M
Move the focus screen up or down. If back...

Move the focus screen up or down. If back focusing, the screen is too high.

On a regular Viso 3, 4 screws hold the screen in place. I do not recall any simple adjustments.

The mirror may not...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-04-2018
Replies: 55
Views: 3,258
Posted By Ronald M
Simple. Kept my Leica darkroom for...

Simple. Kept my Leica darkroom for monochrome.

I will buy software for my KM5400 or buy the best new scanner without going to $10000 for color.

You could send out negs to commercial pro lab to...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-03-2018
Replies: 307
Views: 42,048
Posted By Ronald M
$34 bought me a FTN , not pristine but works. Ft...

$34 bought me a FTN , not pristine but works. Ft owned by me for 5 years now, $60.
Works well

FE2 is also in my collection. Three F2 also reside at my home. Lenses are from AiS and I use them on...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-03-2018
Replies: 33
Views: 3,511
Posted By Ronald M
I am into interchangeable lenses. Wide, medium...

I am into interchangeable lenses. Wide, medium and short tele are 3 giant boxes and are worth a kings ransom
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-01-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1,207
Posted By Ronald M
Me too, old and cranky. One store within 10...

Me too, old and cranky. One store within 10 miles has decent monochrome supplies. My son takes his daughter to downtown orchestra practice and goes to Central Camera for some supplies.

That is...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 04-28-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 698
Posted By Ronald M
Flip the film and rescan. If lines are still...

Flip the film and rescan. If lines are still there, it is on the film and it is a shutter fault.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-23-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 835
Posted By Ronald M
Light baffles deteriorate with time. For M...

Light baffles deteriorate with time. For M cameras there are mylar replacements.

To find leaks, use a very small light like a keychain light and a dark room. Tough when the back does not open,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-21-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 863
Posted By Ronald M
pc reconditioning tools for the PC male. As a...

pc reconditioning tools for the PC male.

As a safety, I wire the cable to the strap lug so there is no tension to pull it out. Fancy connectors that do the same are sold for big profit.

M2 & M3...
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