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Forum: Repair / Camera Care 1 Week Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 2,090
Posted By jszokoli
Thanks for reminding me, I just looked and there...

Thanks for reminding me, I just looked and there are now only (exactly) 100 people ahead of me...

Joe
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 102
Views: 2,187
Posted By jszokoli
Cal, I don't understand why Leica does not...

Cal, I don't understand why Leica does not generate frame line images via a display. You could turn on and off different frame lines so you would only see the appropriate one, and given that focus...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 102
Views: 2,187
Posted By jszokoli
Buy the Monochrom

Raid,

I would say the Monochrom. M9's and it's variants are common, and I think are not holding their value that well right now. Same for the SL, or for that mater the SL2 that Cal is in love...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 865
Posted By jszokoli
I sell Samsung panels as part of professional AV...

I sell Samsung panels as part of professional AV systems, and with consumer panels it's super important to turn off ALL processing that is done by the panel. Yes under certain circumstances you will...
Forum: Leica SL 11-06-2019
Replies: 0
Views: 270
Posted By jszokoli
Leica SL2

Looks like the SL2 has landed...
https://us.leica-camera.com/Photography/Leica-SL/Leica-SL2
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-21-2019
Replies: 615
Views: 92,362
Posted By jszokoli
UCI Mens elite race 2019

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/10724/U10724I1571702149.SEQ.0.jpg

Nikon 70-200 f2.8...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 10-21-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,483
Posted By jszokoli
My Monochrom had its sensor replaced by Leica NJ...

My Monochrom had its sensor replaced by Leica NJ even though I never saw any visible effects.

Joe
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-15-2019
Replies: 161
Views: 7,781
Posted By jszokoli
I think another reason is that Leica feels that...

I think another reason is that Leica feels that they will sell far more of the 50mm f2 SL lenses that their distant cousin the 50mm f2 APO M.

Joe
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-12-2019
Replies: 89
Views: 1,731
Posted By jszokoli
Raid, Yes with M lenses I would go M10, that’s...

Raid,

Yes with M lenses I would go M10, that’s what I did.

Joe
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-12-2019
Replies: 89
Views: 1,731
Posted By jszokoli
Raid, The SL is really a auto focus digital...

Raid,

The SL is really a auto focus digital Leica R. I’ve played with one and it feels better with R, or it’s gigantic native lenses. Just not as nice with M lenses. If the next version of the SL...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-12-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 811
Posted By jszokoli
21mm f3.4 Super Elmar on a digital Leica

These images above really support my feeling that the 21mm SEM 3.4 is THE lens to get if your looking for a wide angle lens for a digital M. I was without mine for a few weeks and I can say that it...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-28-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 1,314
Posted By jszokoli
It sounds silly, but the fact that you see that...

It sounds silly, but the fact that you see that your pictures are ‘crap’ means your on the way. I find it more troubling when people who take crap pictures think their pictures are great. Also, go...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-28-2019
Replies: 132
Views: 3,423
Posted By jszokoli
The second quote sums up what I think will...

The second quote sums up what I think will happen. Cameras for casual use will all but disappear. This will be a huge shake up for the industry. There will no longer be a big consumer base to support...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-26-2018
Replies: 62
Views: 1,818
Posted By jszokoli
James L. Lager's Leica - An Illustrated History,...

James L. Lager's Leica - An Illustrated History, Vol. 1-3

Joe
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-23-2018
Replies: 45
Views: 1,522
Posted By jszokoli
Don't dispair, there are other people reading...

Don't dispair, there are other people reading these posts and your explanations are helping them better understanding the mechanics of what could be happening...

Joe
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-13-2018
Replies: 45
Views: 2,817
Posted By jszokoli
Is Leica, still doing free warranty sensor...

Is Leica, still doing free warranty sensor replacement??

Joe
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 12-11-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 923
Posted By jszokoli
Gid, I like wides, and my advice to you would be...

Gid,

I like wides, and my advice to you would be to see if it is at all possible to get a Leica 21mm f3.4 SEM. There are a ton of wides, but the SEM is near perfect. And though it sounds silly to...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-18-2018
Replies: 51
Views: 2,110
Posted By jszokoli
My choice would be Nikon. For me the fact that...

My choice would be Nikon. For me the fact that there is a wider compatibility of lenses and bodies given the Nikon lens mount, is a big plus.

Joe
Forum: RFF Polls 07-13-2018
Replies: 71
Views: 2,357
Posted By jszokoli
Rich, How can you NOT print. As said above, if...

Rich,

How can you NOT print. As said above, if it's not printed, it does not really exist...

I have two Epson 3880's, and like Cal a stock of paper, well maybe not as much as Cal.

I think mail...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-02-2018
Replies: 123
Views: 4,644
Posted By jszokoli
Yea, but all the stuff they will buy will be...

Yea, but all the stuff they will buy will be pointing the wrong direction, down...

Joe
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 06-29-2018
Replies: 86
Views: 4,436
Posted By jszokoli
Thanks Rodger. There are, I'm sure, quite a few...

Thanks Rodger.

There are, I'm sure, quite a few people like myself who will take a minute and pop over to a linked site to see what you have to say, and unless as you say Stephen says something I...
Forum: Optics Theory - 06-22-2018
Replies: 161
Views: 10,346
Posted By jszokoli
What's to stop Nikon from producing a lens with...

What's to stop Nikon from producing a lens with an f stop of 1.2-1.3 or so, and saying it's a 1.4 so the T stop is 1.4? Without technically taking apart a lens who is to know. I sincerely doubt that...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-31-2018
Replies: 578
Views: 36,332
Posted By jszokoli
Raid, I got the invoice a day or two before my...

Raid,

I got the invoice a day or two before my Monochrom, I'm in NYC so shipping from NJ is a day or two typically. So for you maybe a day or two longer for you in Florida.

Joe
Forum: RFF Polls 03-23-2018
Replies: 48
Views: 1,240
Posted By jszokoli
I don't think I can remember anyone saying that...

I don't think I can remember anyone saying that they sent their camera in and it was refused for sensor replacement. I know on my Monochrom I did not see anything that I would have thought was...
Forum: RFF Polls 03-22-2018
Replies: 48
Views: 1,240
Posted By jszokoli
Leica Sensor Replacement Program

With all the hand wringing regarding Leicaís sensor replacement I feel maybe a poll is in order.

It would be interesting what owners of M9, M9-P, M-E, and Monochrom think.

For me there are two...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-22-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 977
Posted By jszokoli
Or you could try a Canon F1 with a'speed finder',...

Or you could try a Canon F1 with a'speed finder', see bottom of page;
http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography/hardwares/classics/canonf1n/viewfinder/viewoptical.htm

Freedom to view from a bunch of...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-20-2018
Replies: 209
Views: 16,312
Posted By jszokoli
My Avatar was a accidental shot, but I like the...

My Avatar was a accidental shot, but I like the shadow and the second shadow from a reflection off a glass building front.

Joe
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-16-2018
Replies: 65
Views: 3,553
Posted By jszokoli
Well 9 months (36 weeks) after I sent my...

Well 9 months (36 weeks) after I sent my Monochrom in I just received notification that it's on it's way back to me. My ME was way faster than that.

I've really missed my Monochrom.

Joe
Forum: Nikon RF 03-10-2018
Replies: 67
Views: 3,774
Posted By jszokoli
Nikon SP, 35mm f2.5; Kodak XX (5222) ...

Nikon SP, 35mm f2.5; Kodak XX (5222)

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/10724/med_U10724I1520728076.SEQ.1.jpg

...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-28-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 775
Posted By jszokoli
Just worked for me... Joe

Just worked for me...
Joe
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-16-2018
Replies: 75
Views: 1,804
Posted By jszokoli
Cal, Early on I made the point that the award...

Cal,

Early on I made the point that the award was bad for the arts because it will deter owners from allowing art on properties. Fair what's fair. There is nothing fair in life. But lets not screw...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-13-2018
Replies: 75
Views: 1,804
Posted By jszokoli
Cal, As I said I'm not 100% up to date on the...

Cal,

As I said I'm not 100% up to date on the story, (onlyjust now just read the NYT article) but I don't think this is a good thing for the arts. It will make any property owner think twice before...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-13-2018
Replies: 75
Views: 1,804
Posted By jszokoli
That's not what happened here. The owner offered...

That's not what happened here. The owner offered up the building as a 'canvas' for artists, then the building and their art was destroyed. I'm mixed on this as it seems to me that the owner was a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-12-2018
Replies: 218
Views: 7,148
Posted By jszokoli
While I will give you that equipment choices are...

While I will give you that equipment choices are vast, I think the the breath of art is orders of magnitude greater. There is somtimes no common ground to gain traction. People are not even arguing...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-12-2018
Replies: 218
Views: 7,148
Posted By jszokoli
'Philistine' I just love the word... Maybe...

'Philistine' I just love the word...

Maybe that's why there is a lack of discussion of photography.

To one person your a Philistine and to another a genius, and visa versa.

There is always someone...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-06-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 2,472
Posted By jszokoli
I begged, offer for him to name a price. Promised...

I begged, offer for him to name a price. Promised not to tell anyone if he accepted.

Sover politely refused.

Joe
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-06-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 2,472
Posted By jszokoli
So I've purchased a cosmetically nice 64 block...

So I've purchased a cosmetically nice 64 block black Nikon F with a plain prism. The hitch is that the slow speeds are basically not working, everything below ~1/30 is the same and fast maybe...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-01-2018
Replies: 245
Views: 15,342
Posted By jszokoli
I was order #00088, ordered 10 rolls, got my...

I was order #00088, ordered 10 rolls, got my notice that it shipped 12-30.
Joe
Forum: RFF Polls 01-30-2018
Replies: 610
Views: 111,982
Posted By jszokoli
Funny, when I voted I thought of my first 'real'...

Funny, when I voted I thought of my first 'real' camera a Canon TX, but I had had a bunch of worthless Instamatic's before that. Intresting that I made that jump when answering the pole.
Joe
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-30-2018
Replies: 45
Views: 2,190
Posted By jszokoli
It's funny I started with Canon in the 80's and...

It's funny I started with Canon in the 80's and worked may way up to a F1N. Then Canon brought out the EOS mount, and I had the exact opposite reaction as Raid, disgusted that my system was at a dead...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-27-2018
Replies: 578
Views: 36,332
Posted By jszokoli
It's good to hear that the line is moving. I sent...

It's good to hear that the line is moving. I sent my Monochrom in mid June. So I've been waiting seven months. It took till early August just to get the confirmation that the sensor would be...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-25-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 1,080
Posted By jszokoli
What type of camera are you using? I had a 21mm...

What type of camera are you using? I had a 21mm finder that I was using and it would drive me crazy, every frame was tilted. Bottom line the finder was rotated a bit, got a new finder and no more...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-02-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 1,409
Posted By jszokoli
Raid, If 21 is wide enough I'd get the current...

Raid,

If 21 is wide enough I'd get the current Leica 21mm 3.4 SEM.

I did, it's as perfect a 21mm lens as I can imagine...

To me it's one of those things where rather than working your way up to it...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-08-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 1,783
Posted By jszokoli
Inserts are sometimes used if lugs are brass, I...

Inserts are sometimes used if lugs are brass, I think the M9 lugs are stainless steel.

Joe
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 11-17-2017
Replies: 39
Views: 2,465
Posted By jszokoli
My monochrom is MIA as well in NJ, to this point...

My monochrom is MIA as well in NJ, to this point I've chosen not to do the checking in thing and just see what happens. Maybe it's time to start. (My M-E just magically appeared one day with no...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 11-17-2017
Replies: 43
Views: 2,810
Posted By jszokoli
That's not true, they may want you to think that,...

That's not true, they may want you to think that, but it's give what you want 1 cent will do...

Joe
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-16-2017
Replies: 30
Views: 1,949
Posted By jszokoli
John, I think that the most interesting thing...

John,

I think that the most interesting thing about the review. It clearly shows how our patience for taking in information has changed.

That review reads like a New Yorker piece...

Joe
Forum: RFF Polls 11-14-2017
Replies: 40
Views: 1,954
Posted By jszokoli
I go from extreme to extreme. Sometimes I can't...

I go from extreme to extreme. Sometimes I can't wait, and walk into B&H to get something. Talk about immediate gratification. Other times I've waited decades. I've wanted a 4x5 camera since the early...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 11-13-2017
Replies: 133
Views: 14,462
Posted By jszokoli
I had not noticed that he had left. And to think...

I had not noticed that he had left. And to think that his reply to my post was his next too last...
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showpost.php?p=2753898&postcount=77
Joe
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-07-2017
Replies: 578
Views: 36,332
Posted By jszokoli
Well now I'm getting impatient for the return on...

Well now I'm getting impatient for the return on my Monochrom. It was sent in more than 20 weeks ago, and while I did get a estimate that the repair would be free that was the last I heard.

What...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-12-2017
Replies: 137
Views: 6,117
Posted By jszokoli
I've been seeing this thread for a while and I...

I've been seeing this thread for a while and I think film prices DO reflect a resurgence.

Demand up + supply down = Prices up

Cheap film was a result of;
Demand way down + supply steady, at a high...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-03-2017
Replies: 439
Views: 34,631
Posted By jszokoli
Here's...

Here's two:

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4444/37451993802_1737a7064f_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Z4vfX5)68420003 (https://flic.kr/p/Z4vfX5) by Joe Szokoli...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 09-25-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1,507
Posted By jszokoli
Because 1/60 of an hour is an ugly number...

Because 1/60 of an hour is an ugly number (.01666667) and your German???
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-25-2017
Replies: 918
Views: 76,670
Posted By jszokoli
Nice Cal, have someone else post images so you...

Nice Cal, have someone else post images so you can still claim ignorance of how to post images AND keep your I've never posted images streak going...
Joe
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 09-25-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1,507
Posted By jszokoli
Cal, I have the paper work in front of me and...

Cal,

I have the paper work in front of me and the 3.000 is followed by an H, I read that as 3 hours labor.

The parts replaced are listed on the next 'line' Sensor cover glass, adjust rangefinder...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-25-2017
Replies: 578
Views: 36,332
Posted By jszokoli
So my M-E is back from it's vacation in NJ. Sent...

So my M-E is back from it's vacation in NJ. Sent it in May 22nd, back in my hands September 25th, 16 weeks far better than the 25 weeks that had been quoted.

Joe
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-22-2017
Replies: 70
Views: 3,365
Posted By jszokoli
I'd say say slant not perspective. I would...

I'd say say slant not perspective.

I would suggest anyone reading this read the story linked above.

THIS IS THE REAL FAKE NEWS. The pro Russian slant is transparent. Obama over threw the rightful...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 09-08-2017
Replies: 90
Views: 5,978
Posted By jszokoli
This tread has lead me to thinking about what RFF...

This tread has lead me to thinking about what RFF is.

I’ve come to the conclusion that much like the NY RFF meetups the forum is a meeting place for photographers. While most threads will (and...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 09-06-2017
Replies: 37
Views: 3,288
Posted By jszokoli
Another, question. When do you read the title? I...

Another, question. When do you read the title? I would never read the title first, so the first 'reading' of the picture is without the benefit of the title. Even when a picture is offered with more...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-18-2017
Replies: 9,112
Views: 898,482
Posted By jszokoli
Bill, Be careful, I too picked up a refurbished...

Bill,

Be careful, I too picked up a refurbished 3880 and left it unopened for months. That was not a good idea. The refurb units are NOT packed like new units and somewhere along the way mine was...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-16-2017
Replies: 578
Views: 36,332
Posted By jszokoli
I can't imagine that the quoted time of 20-25...

I can't imagine that the quoted time of 20-25 weeks is within what he would seen as acceptable. That was the time I got from Leica USA/NJ in mid May, I would imagine it's worse now as more cameras...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-09-2017
Replies: 578
Views: 36,332
Posted By jszokoli
As we approach August 15th; Here's my story to...

As we approach August 15th;

Here's my story to this point, sent my M-E in early May. Had a evaluation within a two weeks. Sensor to be replaced, -$0- repair.

Mid May sent my Monocrom in. It took...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-03-2017
Replies: 578
Views: 36,332
Posted By jszokoli
How did you 'log in' to get this info. I tried to...

How did you 'log in' to get this info. I tried to figure it out but never got anywhere.

Was this Leica NJ?

Joe
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-18-2017
Replies: 141
Views: 8,255
Posted By jszokoli
Sent two cameras to NJ, First on May 30, got -$0-...

Sent two cameras to NJ, First on May 30, got -$0- estimate for sensor replacement June 14.

Sent second camera June 16th, camera was received, but no word as of today July 18.

So the line just for a...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-19-2017
Replies: 578
Views: 36,332
Posted By jszokoli
I inquired with Leica NJ about turn around for...

I inquired with Leica NJ about turn around for the sensor replacement is 20-25 weeks. Just sent my Monocrom in, lets see what that's camera time line will be.

Joe
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-14-2017
Replies: 578
Views: 36,332
Posted By jszokoli
Well just got a $0 estimate for Leica NJ, so now...

Well just got a $0 estimate for Leica NJ, so now to see how long the sensor replacement takes...

Joe
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-13-2017
Replies: 578
Views: 36,332
Posted By jszokoli
Some people have a whole garage full of Ferraris,...

Some people have a whole garage full of Ferraris, that's a better plan.

Actually, the sensor issue was a factor in my getting another digital M as I had a feeling that my M-E was going to be at...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-12-2017
Replies: 578
Views: 36,332
Posted By jszokoli
Cal, I was wondering how long till they did the...

Cal,

I was wondering how long till they did the evaluation...

Joe
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-12-2017
Replies: 578
Views: 36,332
Posted By jszokoli
Got a e-mail from Leica, my camera was received...

Got a e-mail from Leica, my camera was received May 30th, so just about two weeks ago.

No word on the inspection, and idea how long that typically takes?

Joe
Forum: Optics Theory - 06-10-2017
Replies: 32
Views: 2,138
Posted By jszokoli
If I had to guess I would say it's the scanner,...

If I had to guess I would say it's the scanner, not the film or lens. There's not a single mechanism that I can think of where I lens could cause that.

Joe
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-08-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 1,675
Posted By jszokoli
I once purchased a signed print (actually offset...

I once purchased a signed print (actually offset or some other process) that appeared to be signed in sharpie it hangs on my wall but over the years the signature has faded to the point that you need...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-27-2017
Replies: 578
Views: 36,332
Posted By jszokoli
All I had to do was send a e-mail inquiring about...

All I had to do was send a e-mail inquiring about a sensor cleaning / evaluation.

Joe
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-24-2017
Replies: 578
Views: 36,332
Posted By jszokoli
Well lets see, my camera was picked up by UPS...

Well lets see, my camera was picked up by UPS today bound for NJ. So the clock starts...
(Well maybe calendar)

Joe
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-22-2017
Replies: 578
Views: 36,332
Posted By jszokoli
Cal, Sent a e-mail off just stating that I...

Cal,

Sent a e-mail off just stating that I wanted a sensor cleaning and evaluation and got a call tag just like that...

Joe
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-22-2017
Replies: 578
Views: 36,332
Posted By jszokoli
Cal, How did you go about setting up your sensor...

Cal,

How did you go about setting up your sensor repair. Who looked at it to confirm that there was an issue.

What did the spots on your sensor look like?

I've seen the worm like images posted by...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-28-2017
Replies: 829
Views: 86,862
Posted By jszokoli
That's because Forbes does not know that Fuji or...

That's because Forbes does not know that Fuji or Leica exist...
Joe
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-27-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 695
Posted By jszokoli
With the grub screw loose tighten the ring as far...

With the grub screw loose tighten the ring as far as it will go. Then lock it in place with the little grub screw.
Joe
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-27-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 695
Posted By jszokoli
This lens is one of the few I've taken apart. The...

This lens is one of the few I've taken apart. The grub screw locks the threaded ring that holds the whole optical block in place. So while tightening the grub screw will stop the ring from rotating...
Forum: Travel 03-22-2017
Replies: 120
Views: 8,574
Posted By jszokoli
If we are looking for motivation for this ban of...

If we are looking for motivation for this ban of in cabin electronics, what about this.

Once your device is in your checked luggage and out of your sight it will allow intelligence officers to...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-10-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 717
Posted By jszokoli
Bill, But the emulsion side winds onto the...

Bill,

But the emulsion side winds onto the numbers outside...

Joe
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 03-09-2017
Replies: 247
Views: 20,072
Posted By jszokoli
M10 has destroyed the used market

Or should the title be:

M10 is creating exciting new ownership possibilities for the less well heeled...

Joe
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 03-06-2017
Replies: 162
Views: 27,599
Posted By jszokoli
Cal, Sent a e-mail inquiring about availability,...

Cal,

Sent a e-mail inquiring about availability, no answer yet.

What sizes do the PP inks come in?

Joe
Forum: Leica SL 02-24-2017
Replies: 149
Views: 10,778
Posted By jszokoli
This logic makes sense if you buying a whole...

This logic makes sense if you buying a whole system. But what can you do with your existing full frame lenses with the GFX, or 1DX? When you mentioned lens preorders as a measure of how attractive...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-24-2017
Replies: 54
Views: 3,687
Posted By jszokoli
All things being equal, if the image improves as...

All things being equal, if the image improves as you stop down that would rule out camera motion as your shutter speed is actually slower.

Am I missing something??

Joe
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-24-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 1,700
Posted By jszokoli
If I want the camera and it's a classic film...

If I want the camera and it's a classic film camera, Leica, pre 1990's Canon/Nikon, etc, I will pay as much to repair a camera as it's worth, ie it's replacement value.

My thinking is that I've...
Forum: Leica SL 02-23-2017
Replies: 149
Views: 10,778
Posted By jszokoli
Cal, But the SL is clearly inferior, what's...

Cal,

But the SL is clearly inferior, what's wanting to use a camera if it creates technically deficient images...

And just to make it clear to others viewing this tread, I really don't like my...
Forum: Leica SL 02-22-2017
Replies: 149
Views: 10,778
Posted By jszokoli
Cal, Your just so gullible, you know how much I...

Cal,

Your just so gullible, you know how much I love my A7Rii, I'll trade you at the next meet-up so you can get rid of that nasty SL...

Joe:rolleyes:
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-15-2017
Replies: 132
Views: 10,199
Posted By jszokoli
John, I think that Leica is a niche brand that ...

John,

I think that Leica is a niche brand that has luxury buyers as part of their market. I have no interest in luxury products, but I am attracted to Leica products, both new and used. You do need...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-15-2017
Replies: 132
Views: 10,199
Posted By jszokoli
I think many people are in for a surprise. With...

I think many people are in for a surprise. With Nikon struggling, just look at the recent strings, I think that the reality that a pro level camera can be had for a reasonable price will be...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-10-2017
Replies: 2,119
Views: 393,689
Posted By jszokoli
Film Photography Project sell rolls as...

Film Photography Project sell rolls as well;

http://filmphotographyproject.com/store/35mm-bw-eastman-double-x-5222-1-roll

Joe
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-03-2017
Replies: 73
Views: 3,364
Posted By jszokoli
See; http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showt...

See;

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=154565

Looks like she is best reached by phone...

Joe
Forum: Nikon RF 01-30-2017
Replies: 118
Views: 12,584
Posted By jszokoli
Larry/Joe, Thanks, I was thinking Cameraquest,...

Larry/Joe,

Thanks, I was thinking Cameraquest, but was unsure.

With Leica, you get definite 'top dogs', DAG, Glolden touch, but for Nikon I've never seen a clear consensus.

Joe
Forum: Nikon RF 01-30-2017
Replies: 118
Views: 12,584
Posted By jszokoli
Larry, Was the focus patch something that...

Larry,

Was the focus patch something that Cameraquest worked on / fixed?

Joe
Forum: Nikon RF 01-30-2017
Replies: 118
Views: 12,584
Posted By jszokoli
With all this talk about focus patches and...

With all this talk about focus patches and threads about DIY repairs I'm left with a question;

Who is the go-to guy or gal for Nikon RF repair, and more specifically the best to clean/optimize a...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-07-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1,282
Posted By jszokoli
I would say Super-Elmar-M 3.4, to me it's just...

I would say Super-Elmar-M 3.4, to me it's just about prefect.
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 01-06-2017
Replies: 354
Sticky: RIP Tom A
Views: 54,405
Posted By jszokoli
Sad news, he will be missed by the community,...

Sad news, he will be missed by the community, condolences to his family and loved ones...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 12-23-2016
Replies: 829
Views: 86,862
Posted By jszokoli
Having been to a bunch of the NY RFF Camera...

Having been to a bunch of the NY RFF Camera Beauty Contests I can tell you that a brass limited edition Leica is not what it's about. It's much more down to earth and 'beauty' is in the eye of the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-17-2016
Replies: 54
Views: 4,153
Posted By jszokoli
John, Maybe it's a fad, but it got my office a...

John,

Maybe it's a fad, but it got my office a free lunch yesterday. A young woman from my office was at Pret yesterday and there was a "Mannequin Challenge" there and the manager comped our whole...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-15-2016
Replies: 98
Views: 6,517
Posted By jszokoli
John, Check out the black 'dot', maybe they will...

John,

Check out the black 'dot', maybe they will sell it as an aftermarket part for people who can't stand those red dots on their lenses...

Joe
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-03-2016
Replies: 214
Views: 15,628
Posted By jszokoli
F "Apollo"

https://c8.staticflickr.com/2/1577/25225115335_417146e2f1_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Er4iXD)Nikon (3 of 11) (https://flic.kr/p/Er4iXD) by Joe Szokoli (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 09-22-2016
Replies: 48
Views: 4,099
Posted By jszokoli
Here's mine a very late one S#7451390, some say...

Here's mine a very late one S#7451390, some say it has a replacement cover, but I think it's original.

Joe

https://c8.staticflickr.com/2/1577/25225115335_417146e2f1_b.jpg...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 09-20-2016
Replies: 2
Views: 1,361
Posted By jszokoli
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 09-18-2016
Replies: 67
Views: 6,200
Posted By jszokoli
In my opinion what Leica should do to promote...

In my opinion what Leica should do to promote film use is make a really good film scanner.

I think such a product would be a niche product, and Leica would be in a good position to create and...
Forum: Travel 08-24-2016
Replies: 80
Views: 6,007
Posted By jszokoli
The amount of construction just now in that area...

The amount of construction just now in that area of Long Island City is staggering.

In the the area formed by the Sunny Side train yard, and the loop of the #7 subway, there are so many brand new,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-19-2016
Replies: 363
Views: 24,862
Posted By jszokoli
1. Leica ME / Leica Monochrom (they are kind of...

1. Leica ME / Leica Monochrom (they are kind of the same...)
2. Leica M2
3. Leica M6
4. Nikon F2
5. Nikon D3x
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 08-02-2016
Replies: 23
Views: 1,743
Posted By jszokoli
Sirius is without a doubt the most...

Sirius is without a doubt the most over-compressed audio you will ever hear. It's painful to my ears.

And the catch, often other services are delivered via Sirius, traffic for the navigation system,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-17-2016
Replies: 120
Views: 8,343
Posted By jszokoli
It's not just that its a simple expense, you also...

It's not just that its a simple expense, you also don't have to depreciate it as an asset. When everyone does something you can be sure they are likely not idiots.

Tax laws shapes what makes sense...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 02-24-2016
Replies: 45
Views: 20,798
Posted By jszokoli
Cal, It's funny how stuff just drops in your lap...

Cal,

It's funny how stuff just drops in your lap sometimes.

From what I can find on the web the second type of flash terminal found its way on to cameras mid '72. So even if this camera has had a...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 02-23-2016
Replies: 45
Views: 20,798
Posted By jszokoli
Apollo Pictures

Here are some pictures of 7451390;

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1514/25131905201_87958c7c6a_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/EhPzQn)Nikon (1 of 11) (https://flic.kr/p/EhPzQn) by Joe Szokoli...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 02-22-2016
Replies: 45
Views: 20,798
Posted By jszokoli
No opinions out there???

No opinions out there???
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 02-18-2016
Replies: 45
Views: 20,798
Posted By jszokoli
Late Apollo F

Hi,

Iíve got a question. I just bought a Apollo F from KEH and it serial number is 7451390. There are several mentions on the Cameraquest site that the last official number 7451052 may not be in...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-13-2016
Replies: 111
Views: 13,478
Posted By jszokoli
The Monkey Wrench

Here in the U.S. the term Monkey Wrench refered to a specific type of wrench. At this point most people would identify a Stillson Wrench as a Monkey Wrench but...

Below left to right.
1) Cresent...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-15-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 6,556
Posted By jszokoli
So here's my dilemma I have a Nikon 80-400...

So here's my dilemma I have a Nikon 80-400 f/4.5-5.6 (the older one) and a D3x. So would you think that I'd be better of spending money on a faster 300mm lens the you can use a teleconverter on, or...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-15-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 6,556
Posted By jszokoli
So what if any are the down sides of using a crop...

So what if any are the down sides of using a crop body for birds and the like?

Joe
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-26-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 2,796
Posted By jszokoli
Hi, When I started down the Nikon path not too...

Hi,

When I started down the Nikon path not too long ago I when with the 55mm 2.8.
See;
https://www.keh.com/220947/nikon-55mm-f-2-8-micro-ais-manual-focus-lens-52

It seems to still be in Nikons line...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-15-2015
Replies: 126
Views: 8,675
Posted By jszokoli
Leica, Leica, Leica... Their cameras are...

Leica, Leica, Leica...

Their cameras are expensive because they don't make anything like the number big boys make. That's good. This allow them to make unique cameras. Now for this argument lets...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-27-2015
Replies: 181
Views: 30,688
Posted By jszokoli
0033829 purchased as a refurb at B&H Jan....

0033829 purchased as a refurb at B&H Jan. 2015...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 03-12-2015
Replies: 175
Views: 40,324
Posted By jszokoli
So what would the reason be for Leica to pursue...

So what would the reason be for Leica to pursue the current plan of repair of MM, M9, M-E's?

a) They are idiots.

b) They have a ton of sensors that have not been mated with sensor glass, or a...
Forum: Photo Software 02-02-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 1,912
Posted By jszokoli
I just switched computers and had the same issue....

I just switched computers and had the same issue. I just copied the catalog file from my old computer. I was kind of surprised, but it worked.

So far so good, your mileage may vary...

Joe
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 12-08-2014
Replies: 505
Views: 93,191
Posted By jszokoli
I'm not sure that product lability comes into...

I'm not sure that product lability comes into play here, see;
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Product_liability

While this seem to be a defect, the products warranty is really the issue, and Leica seem...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-15-2014
Replies: 71
Views: 9,848
Posted By jszokoli
While you may see signs saying photograph...

While you may see signs saying photograph prohibited or the like that does not necessarily mean that there is a law or even rule to back that up. As Bob points out that if these 'rules' are...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-11-2013
Replies: 138
Views: 11,554
Posted By jszokoli
With all the bash Apple/defend Apple, bash Jony...

With all the bash Apple/defend Apple, bash Jony Ive/defend Jony Ive posts, I'm surprised that no one has pointed out that it will not work as a camera.

Industrial design is one thing but the item...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-04-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 822
Posted By jszokoli
Thanks, Rodger. That's what I was hoping... Joe

Thanks, Rodger.

That's what I was hoping...

Joe
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-04-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 822
Posted By jszokoli
New M6 with a little problem.

I just purchased a M6 form a member and it has a problem. Now for the most part I'm OK with a 'buyer beware' way of looking at things. I had a chance to look the camera over before I purchased it and...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-07-2009
Replies: 109
Views: 5,472
Posted By jszokoli
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/103/314925805_4d43b...

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/103/314925805_4d43bc9070_b.jpghttp://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/314925805/sizes/l/...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-27-2008
Replies: 173
Views: 24,947
Posted By jszokoli
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/103/255654091_56af6...

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/103/255654091_56af6c2662_b.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-24-2008
Replies: 833
Views: 141,957
Posted By jszokoli
Bikes

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/103/314925805_4d43bc9070.jpg

I like bikes!!
Forum: Off Topic 07-06-2007
Replies: 222
Views: 28,172
Posted By jszokoli
Bike's and cameras. It's funny, it was Grant...

Bike's and cameras. It's funny, it was Grant (Owner of Rivendell) that mentioned in a post the Bessa L, I googled, found Stephens Camera quest site a off I went.

Some pictures (some of...
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