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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 124
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Posted By agoglanian
Sounds good to me! When the time comes Iíll keep...

Sounds good to me! When the time comes Iíll keep an eye out for one.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12 Hours Ago
Replies: 124
Views: 23,405
Posted By agoglanian
So in your opinion, would you lean more towards a...

So in your opinion, would you lean more towards a 150 to compliment the 60 if you weren't necessarily doing "macro" work? I'm not much of a portrait guy but I do like to have people in my images,...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Day Ago
Replies: 124
Views: 23,405
Posted By agoglanian
Why not revive again, seems to happen every so...

Why not revive again, seems to happen every so often.

Earlier this year I swapped out my CF 60/100 and bought a CB 60 to try out the newer style focusing and I was immediately hooked on it, it's...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 587
Posted By agoglanian
I'm still getting to know my copy of the lens,...

I'm still getting to know my copy of the lens, but mine is a 2000 production date and was 6-bit coded at some point so I'm guessing it got calibrated when the service was done.

It has been very...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 436
Posted By agoglanian
I had the V1 asph in the past and loved that...

I had the V1 asph in the past and loved that lens, I foolishly sold it and later acquired a V2 this year and I just didn't like the new hood. I honestly preferred the V1 hood though I'm sure...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-09-2019
Replies: 349
Views: 16,667
Posted By agoglanian
I've been offline and out of the loop for a bit...

I've been offline and out of the loop for a bit but I am just seeing this and getting caught up on the thread! How exciting this is, the V1 Summicron was a lens I have long wanted to try but I had no...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-18-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,657
Posted By agoglanian
I previously owned the version 1 and used it on...

I previously owned the version 1 and used it on my F, F2 and FM3A bodies I previously owned at the time. Truly wonderful little lens and exceptionally well built. It's a delight to use!

Here's a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-18-2019
Replies: 1,686
Views: 428,918
Posted By agoglanian
Here's some from me finally. Not sure what...

Here's some from me finally.

Not sure what happened with my development here as this was mid-roll and the frames before and after were fine, but I liked it anyways.

P67II + 55mm + TMAX...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-28-2019
Replies: 1,686
Views: 428,918
Posted By agoglanian
I shot a few rolls primarily with the 55 over the...

I shot a few rolls primarily with the 55 over the weekend and I definitely was enjoying working with it. However, it brought up an unexpected appreciation for being able to focus really close (given...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-20-2019
Replies: 1,686
Views: 428,918
Posted By agoglanian
I bought the late model f/4 version as I thought...

I bought the late model f/4 version as I thought that would pair best with my 105mm!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-17-2019
Replies: 1,686
Views: 428,918
Posted By agoglanian
Knew it was just a matter of time. Wound up...

Knew it was just a matter of time. Wound up buying the 55mm! I appreciate the images you all have shared and the insight you offered when I was inquiring about it. I think it along with the 105mm...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-30-2019
Replies: 1,686
Views: 428,918
Posted By agoglanian
I would love to try the 75 f/2.8 sometime, but...

I would love to try the 75 f/2.8 sometime, but unless I were to commit to the system completely I don't see that happening. Probably have a 55mm in my future though!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-29-2019
Replies: 1,686
Views: 428,918
Posted By agoglanian
That's awesome! I love hearing about camera...

That's awesome! I love hearing about camera design history.

Thank you for sharing!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-28-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,710
Posted By agoglanian
I don’t think you’ll be disappointed in the V1...

I don’t think you’ll be disappointed in the V1 Summicron. I think it was probably my favorite rendering 28mm I had so far, however I sold mine due to the fact it kept falling apart. It was determined...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-27-2019
Replies: 1,686
Views: 428,918
Posted By agoglanian
Yeah I was quite pleased with how that turned...

Yeah I was quite pleased with how that turned out! He’s s good boy for the camera. I’ve had a lens in his face from the day we got him lol. I guess he’s getting used to it.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-27-2019
Replies: 1,686
Views: 428,918
Posted By agoglanian
And here's one of my pup. Same stock, TMAX 400...

And here's one of my pup. Same stock, TMAX 400 and shot wide open on the 105.

https://i.imgur.com/Q2QDxpz.jpg
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-27-2019
Replies: 1,686
Views: 428,918
Posted By agoglanian
I'm not much of a flash user to be honest, but if...

I'm not much of a flash user to be honest, but if I really wanted to, I could always use my Hasselblad and its leaf shutter lens. When I used to shoot with an RZ67 I found that my main lens was the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-26-2019
Replies: 1,686
Views: 428,918
Posted By agoglanian
Ha! Thanks for the info gents. The 55mm (late,...

Ha! Thanks for the info gents. The 55mm (late, f/4) is definitely of interest and will very likely be one that I acquire. I wanted to see how I get along with the 105mm (I know there are mixed...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-17-2019
Replies: 1,686
Views: 428,918
Posted By agoglanian
I'm yet another victim to succumb to the call of...

I'm yet another victim to succumb to the call of the Monster Pentax. I've wanted to try one out for many years now but always put it off. Wound up acquiring a 67II and 105mm in a trade so I'm going...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-04-2018
Replies: 7,463
Views: 3,799,875
Posted By agoglanian
Picked up an M6TTL with a .58x finder, pre-loved....

Picked up an M6TTL with a .58x finder, pre-loved.

It's to be my backup / beater / wide shooter pair with my M-A :)

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1920/31843781288_50b4463dc8_b.jpg...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-17-2018
Replies: 32
Views: 1,311
Posted By agoglanian
Naturally we’re all offering you our subjective...

Naturally we’re all offering you our subjective opinions. I too greatly enjoy 35mm but that enjoyment for me is somewhat conditional. I like it to be my only lens, or part of a triad, with 21 and...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-07-2018
Replies: 455
Views: 65,568
Posted By agoglanian
The SWC is one of the outlier cameras on my...

The SWC is one of the outlier cameras on my “Dream” list that I’m working my way through but As my 500CM is likely my forever camera the SWC will be a permanent addition when I do finally get one....
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-29-2018
Replies: 181
Views: 30,131
Posted By agoglanian
I just picked up an F6 of my own. 0022227 :)

I just picked up an F6 of my own. 0022227 :)
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-20-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 1,378
Posted By agoglanian
I think That was actually a Zeiss lens made for...

I think That was actually a Zeiss lens made for the Hasselblad V mount wasn’t it? Or am I thinking of something else? I definitely recall seeing some photos of some sort of whale of a lens that was...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-20-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 1,378
Posted By agoglanian
Thatís what I was going to mention too. The $800k...

Thatís what I was going to mention too. The $800k 35 Summilux.

Itís just my opinion but I think that asking price is absolutely disgusting and I hope no one buys it.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-04-2018
Replies: 7,463
Views: 3,799,875
Posted By agoglanian
I'm definitely biased but I have to agree. I love...

I'm definitely biased but I have to agree. I love the M-A. Aesthetically it's exactly what I want from Leica, functionally it's exactly what I want from Leica, emotionally it's exactly what I want...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-19-2018
Replies: 79
Views: 11,174
Posted By agoglanian
Has anyone found a lens hood that would work well...

Has anyone found a lens hood that would work well for this thing? I was looking into possibly getting one.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-09-2018
Replies: 79
Views: 11,174
Posted By agoglanian
At the same time if one doesn't want to bother...

At the same time if one doesn't want to bother with "character" and would rather their lens be as "transparent" as possible then it's also great that the option is available :)
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-08-2018
Replies: 79
Views: 11,174
Posted By agoglanian
Here's a handful of images shot on Tri-X with my...

Here's a handful of images shot on Tri-X with my M-A. I think the lens works well for people and on film. But it can still work for details as...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-08-2018
Replies: 79
Views: 11,174
Posted By agoglanian
Honestly, from a pure lens-performance...

Honestly, from a pure lens-performance perspective I would say the Zeiss would smoke this lens. That being said, Iíve been shooting a bit of film with it (Tri-X on my M-A) and I think it actually...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-08-2018
Replies: 79
Views: 11,174
Posted By agoglanian
Forgot to reply to this, sorry! Works just fine...

Forgot to reply to this, sorry!

Works just fine on my M4 (chrome, 1969)
Forum: RFF News 07-08-2018
Replies: 66
Views: 8,011
Posted By agoglanian
I came across it via Instagram and donated what I...

I came across it via Instagram and donated what I could. I haven’t had the chance to meet Matt in person yet but he’s been a super nice dude to chat with and discuss photography. I would say it’s...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-27-2018
Replies: 79
Views: 11,174
Posted By agoglanian
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1805/28187881637_ba...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1805/28187881637_babb00618f_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/JWSgag)
The Garage. (https://flic.kr/p/JWSgag) by Abram Goglanian (https://www.flickr.com/photos/agphotography/),...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-27-2018
Replies: 7,463
Views: 3,799,875
Posted By agoglanian
I agree. I love the SA 21. This is my second one...

I agree. I love the SA 21. This is my second one after I foolishly sold my first. Looks amazing on the M4 if I do say so myself. It actually DOES play well on digital, at least with the M10, one just...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-26-2018
Replies: 1,345
Views: 394,417
Posted By agoglanian
Here's a few more from me, all on the M4. Tmax...

Here's a few more from me, all on the M4.

Tmax 3200
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/897/40606918714_2e58fb7512_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/24Si5db)KODK_P3200_3_18_33.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/24Si5db) by...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-21-2018
Replies: 79
Views: 11,174
Posted By agoglanian
Mine just arrived today too. I think in all...

Mine just arrived today too. I think in all honesty for the price point it aligns with my expectations. I just did a quick and dirty test on my M10 and it seemed like focus accuracy was pretty on...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-18-2018
Replies: 50
Views: 26,496
Posted By agoglanian
21 / 35 / 50 is my preferred trio of lenses. I'd...

21 / 35 / 50 is my preferred trio of lenses. I'd love to try the 21 SEM one day, I plan on buying one in a couple years time.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-18-2018
Replies: 79
Views: 11,174
Posted By agoglanian
What a bizarre claim. Why would it work with an...

What a bizarre claim. Why would it work with an M4-2 and not an M4-P? I don't understand what would make it any different between a Canadian and German Leica.
Forum: Travel 06-17-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 826
Posted By agoglanian
I am a serial over-packer. My goal with this...

I am a serial over-packer.

My goal with this year’s travel plans is to focus on bringing less and getting everything into one bag. Gear wise I bring an M (film or digital) with a 35. It’s just...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-17-2018
Replies: 53
Views: 6,400
Posted By agoglanian
I'm sorry to dig up an old thread but I...

I'm sorry to dig up an old thread but I encountered a very similar problem with my own M4 just this week. I've shot probably a dozen+ rolls through the camera since acquiring it in March. Every frame...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-16-2018
Replies: 79
Views: 11,174
Posted By agoglanian
Mine should be here in a couple days from Hamish....

Mine should be here in a couple days from Hamish. It's going through customs in Los Angeles presently.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-10-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 1,084
Posted By agoglanian
I'm sad to learn of his passing as I've admired...

I'm sad to learn of his passing as I've admired his work for its honesty, but I'd like to think that he lived an incredibly full life, all the way to 102! I would prefer to celebrate his life and...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-07-2018
Replies: 138
Views: 12,884
Posted By agoglanian
Sounds about right to me Phil, I'm not hugely...

Sounds about right to me Phil, I'm not hugely pressured to use it on my M10 anyways as it strikes me as an ideal 50 for black and white film work. It'll live on my M4 along with my 21mm Super...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-04-2018
Replies: 138
Views: 12,884
Posted By agoglanian
So I have a DR Summicron now and I tried it out...

So I have a DR Summicron now and I tried it out on my M10. Close focus works, even with the goggles (though the view is a little wonky) but without the goggles the focus stops at 10m on mine....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-30-2018
Replies: 7,463
Views: 3,799,875
Posted By agoglanian
Yeah I'm planning down the road to send Alan my...

Yeah I'm planning down the road to send Alan my M4 with 21 Super Angulon (and maybe DR Summicron) to probably do a duracoat finish and see if he can hammer out a few dings. The guy does SUCH a great...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-26-2018
Replies: 196
Views: 20,582
Posted By agoglanian
I'm amazed the shutter slap didn't wake that man...

I'm amazed the shutter slap didn't wake that man up! (Or did it?)

I always loved the sound and feel of operating my 500CM.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 05-17-2018
Replies: 1,345
Views: 394,417
Posted By agoglanian
I like it Vincent! I need more time to get out...

I like it Vincent! I need more time to get out and shoot with mine but it’s now effectively permanently attached to my M4.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 05-10-2018
Replies: 79
Views: 11,174
Posted By agoglanian
Hamish secured another batch so I decided to try...

Hamish secured another batch so I decided to try one out. I had the Canon 35 previously and I liked it but I didn't love it. The price-point is under $300 which I think is pretty incredibly for a...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 05-03-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 949
Posted By agoglanian
I actually really liked the 35 Summicron ASPH...

I actually really liked the 35 Summicron ASPH hood when I had it, in my opinion I vastly prefer it to the new version as it's considerably smaller. Mine never wiggled or popped off once in the time I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-12-2018
Replies: 42
Views: 1,619
Posted By agoglanian
I've tried out a lot of cameras over the years...

I've tried out a lot of cameras over the years and have had something to love (and often hate) about each one. Ultimately, they're all wonderful tools and it just takes finding the one that aligns...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-11-2018
Replies: 43
Views: 2,590
Posted By agoglanian
I've tried so many 50s, liked things about each...

I've tried so many 50s, liked things about each one. Ultimately the one that I came back to was the 50mm Elmar-M. I think that means it's probably the one.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-08-2018
Replies: 2,713
Views: 795,327
Posted By agoglanian
My new-to-me F4 with my 28mm f/2 AIS (Currently...

My new-to-me F4 with my 28mm f/2 AIS (Currently loaded with TMAX 400 and has been my shooter for the weekend)

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/878/27453612018_19b16a86f4_b.jpg...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 04-07-2018
Replies: 0
Views: 453
Posted By agoglanian
Hack M Handgrip (14405) onto M10?

Anyone tried to hack the M Handgrip (14405) for the film M bodies to fit the M10? It seems like it would fit, but I imagine one would have to re-tap the screw mount to fit in the center rather than...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-07-2018
Replies: 7,463
Views: 3,799,875
Posted By agoglanian
I would not mind one bit owning a Titanium M6....

I would not mind one bit owning a Titanium M6. Not one bit.

Here's my lineup for this year. Things change, lenses get swapped, but for now I'm content....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-06-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 1,108
Posted By agoglanian
I've only shot one test roll so far but I was...

I've only shot one test roll so far but I was impressed with the quality of the image vs Delta 3200. Granted I think Delta 3200 can look really nice on 120 format but for me on 135 it was just TOO...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-19-2018
Replies: 32
Views: 3,282
Posted By agoglanian
The 7Artisans 35mm f/2 coming out (eventually?)...

The 7Artisans 35mm f/2 coming out (eventually?) is supposed to be a Sonnar design so that could be right up your alley too.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 03-08-2018
Replies: 64
Views: 4,034
Posted By agoglanian
I find the special editions a little silly, BUT I...

I find the special editions a little silly, BUT I will say I like the aesthetics of this one admittedly. Would I buy it at the asking price? Absolutely not.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 03-08-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 2,354
Posted By agoglanian
I'm with Brennan on the Peak 5L sling. I'm using...

I'm with Brennan on the Peak 5L sling. I'm using that too as my small bag and I love it. May not be ideal for a water bottle though!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-08-2018
Replies: 1,736
Views: 322,798
Posted By agoglanian
Trying to use my Hasselblad more often. I have a...

Trying to use my Hasselblad more often. I have a new long-term project I'm planning out right now and it's going to be an integral part of it so I gotta get reacquainted with my old love!

Hasselblad...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-06-2018
Replies: 1,345
Views: 394,417
Posted By agoglanian
Finally! Here's a few shots with my M4 and 21mm...

Finally! Here's a few shots with my M4 and 21mm Super Angulon on TMAX 400

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4799/38847439530_581aa9882f_b.jpg...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 03-03-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 2,824
Posted By agoglanian
Huss. I know. I'm the worst. Last year was...

Huss. I know. I'm the worst. Last year was particularly bad for me photography-wise as I was in this weird state of creative flux and didn't know what direction to go in (despite it being a truly...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 03-03-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 2,824
Posted By agoglanian
I'm one of the ones that did ultimately switch...

I'm one of the ones that did ultimately switch from an M240 to an M10. Image-quality wise I think in daylight I didn't really gain much if anything (being perfectly honest) but I do definitely see...
Forum: Digital: Medium & Larger Format 03-01-2018
Replies: 45
Views: 5,679
Posted By agoglanian
I still find that camera quite interesting. I...

I still find that camera quite interesting. I would love to get one for landscape work, but I really just don't need a medium format digital body right now. I'm enjoying the M10 for my digital work...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-25-2018
Replies: 44
Views: 5,330
Posted By agoglanian
I’m enjoying the read! Thanks for sharing it!...

I’m enjoying the read! Thanks for sharing it! It’s one of the classic lenses I still want to get (my favorite being the Super Angulon 21).
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 02-25-2018
Replies: 44
Views: 2,617
Posted By agoglanian
So in most cases now I travel with my wife and my...

So in most cases now I travel with my wife and my trips are not exclusively photography-based. As such I prefer NOT to carry around a lot of gear because it’s cumbersome and I’d rather just shoot...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-24-2018
Replies: 45
Views: 2,182
Posted By agoglanian
Nice find! I'll do a little pre order to have...

Nice find! I'll do a little pre order to have some on hand. Maybe 10 rolls or so. Won't be my main film stock but it would be fun to have available
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-21-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 708
Posted By agoglanian
The lowest price I’ve seen so far is about $140...

The lowest price I’ve seen so far is about $140 which (sadly) is in line with most Leica lens hoods, but I agree it’s still super expensive :(.

I’ll keep my eyes peeled.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-20-2018
Replies: 7,463
Views: 3,799,875
Posted By agoglanian
I couldn't get the SA21 out of my head. I missed...

I couldn't get the SA21 out of my head. I missed mine too much, had to find another.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4704/40386542241_8d728204f9_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/24wPzXP)Leica M4 + 21mm...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-20-2018
Replies: 1,345
Views: 394,417
Posted By agoglanian
Just got my "new" SA21 in the mail. It's chrome...

Just got my "new" SA21 in the mail. It's chrome and from 1964. I just popped it on my M4 and honestly I think it'll probably just stay there most of the time. Super excited to use one again! I'll try...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-16-2018
Replies: 124
Views: 23,405
Posted By agoglanian
Still enjoying the 60/100mm CF lenses. I don't...

Still enjoying the 60/100mm CF lenses. I don't think I'll need anything else since I'm not shooting my Hasselblad enough to warrant additional glass, but when I do get to use it, these two seem to...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-15-2018
Replies: 1,345
Views: 394,417
Posted By agoglanian
The hunt was successful. For way less than I...

The hunt was successful. For way less than I anticipated :). I'll be back soon!
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-11-2018
Replies: 218
Views: 6,939
Posted By agoglanian
I'm SO excited this thread is here. Sure it's fun...

I'm SO excited this thread is here. Sure it's fun to talk about cameras and lenses, but it's so much more fun to talk about PHOTOGRAPHY. Granted I realize that I don't participate in enough...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-09-2018
Replies: 1,345
Views: 394,417
Posted By agoglanian
I’m gonna have to save up for another one. I know...

I’m gonna have to save up for another one. I know we have a super mint one on the classifieds right now but I’m about $1000 shy of that asking price ;).

Keep posting everyone! Let’s keep this...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 02-05-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 2,041
Posted By agoglanian
I had purchased mine in late 2015 from Tamarkin...

I had purchased mine in late 2015 from Tamarkin (nearly new, boxed and all that with a warranty) for $5500. I sold it two years later for $3300. I bought a second one in 2017 (I know. I know.) for...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 02-05-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 7,209
Posted By agoglanian
I’ve had a number of 28s (now I have zero) but...

I’ve had a number of 28s (now I have zero) but from what I’ve experienced I can share some of my own findings / opinions

CV 28mm f/1.9 - Wonderful rendering, very usable, a bit large however
CV 28mm...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-05-2018
Replies: 1,345
Views: 394,417
Posted By agoglanian
I knew it would be a matter of time before I...

I knew it would be a matter of time before I regretted selling my SA21. I should know better than to sell equipment when Iím in a ďcreative rutĒ. Same story with my 35 Summilux-M (Pre-Asph).

I love...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-01-2018
Replies: 42
Views: 4,105
Posted By agoglanian
Both are actually LTM lenses, both are identical...

Both are actually LTM lenses, both are identical in lens formulas, both are excellent. The UC has a different coating, the chrome version is essentially lifted from the Hexar AF.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-01-2018
Replies: 42
Views: 4,105
Posted By agoglanian
Of the ones I've had thus-far I think the 50mm...

Of the ones I've had thus-far I think the 50mm Elmar-M takes the cake. I deeply regretted selling mine last year and had to buy another. It is just a truly wonderful 50mm.

I also second Lucas's...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-31-2018
Replies: 7,463
Views: 3,799,875
Posted By agoglanian
I do like the 28/35/50 combo quite a bit. I think...

I do like the 28/35/50 combo quite a bit. I think Iím preferring 21/35/50 of late though. For the time being I donít really need anything wider than 35mm but when the time comes Iím going to look...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-27-2018
Replies: 7,463
Views: 3,799,875
Posted By agoglanian
Nope no regrets. It was a good price, from a good...

Nope no regrets. It was a good price, from a good friend and Iíve wanted a proper M4 for a while.

I have three cameras and two lenses though so... may need another lens ;)
(Not this year though. I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-26-2018
Replies: 8,958
Views: 874,752
Posted By agoglanian
Should I have bought another M? No. Am I glad I...

Should I have bought another M? No. Am I glad I did? Absolutely. The chrome 50 Elmar found a new home with me this week too. I swear Iím done until next...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-26-2018
Replies: 7,463
Views: 3,799,875
Posted By agoglanian
Should I have bought another M? No. Am I glad I...

Should I have bought another M? No. Am I glad I did? Absolutely.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4655/25047280067_e1461dd674_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/EakRJk)Leica M4 + 50mm Elmar-M...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-24-2018
Replies: 2,713
Views: 795,327
Posted By agoglanian
That's one of the finest SLR setups one can have....

That's one of the finest SLR setups one can have. Not to mention one of the best 28s ever created!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-22-2018
Replies: 128
Views: 9,558
Posted By agoglanian
I’ve accepted that this likely is my favorite...

I’ve accepted that this likely is my favorite 50mm and I am getting another one. This time it’s a chrome Elmar-M and I hope it sticks around!
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-22-2018
Replies: 8,958
Views: 874,752
Posted By agoglanian
I had this grand plan to not buy any new gear...

I had this grand plan to not buy any new gear this year and I already failed.
There’s a chrome M4 headed my way. I’m weak.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-20-2018
Replies: 2,578
Views: 494,739
Posted By agoglanian
Here's one from my most recent roll of Cinestill...

Here's one from my most recent roll of Cinestill 800T, pushed one stop.

M-A + 35 FLE

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4674/27991088289_8869a5a745_b.jpg...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-09-2018
Replies: 140
Views: 74,141
Posted By agoglanian
Dang I wish I gave that lens more of a chance. It...

Dang I wish I gave that lens more of a chance. It really is pretty great huh?
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-09-2018
Replies: 51
Views: 2,634
Posted By agoglanian
I did something similar late last year but I...

I did something similar late last year but I shoot far more 35mm film than I do medium format. I do still have my Hasselblad though and use it when the moment is appropriate.

I kept my M-A and sold...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 01-03-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 1,326
Posted By agoglanian
You should post these in the thread dedicated to...

You should post these in the thread dedicated to the lens :)

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=49501
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-01-2018
Replies: 79
Views: 3,022
Posted By agoglanian
I think for me this was one of my favorite...

I think for me this was one of my favorite moments, and it also happened to be quite recent.

2017 was a year of big change for me as I got married and switched from being a freelance designer to a...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-02-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 965
Posted By agoglanian
A good while back, I had the same lens and the...

A good while back, I had the same lens and the same problem with it. The wobble got to the point where the lens separated into two pieces. If I recall I had Youxin Ye fix it for me and it was just...
Forum: Optics Theory - 12-01-2017
Replies: 100
Views: 6,737
Posted By agoglanian
I haven't really been blown away by too many...

I haven't really been blown away by too many digital cameras (that's not to say I didn't enjoy using them or get good files from them). I'd really never come across any that output images I really...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-01-2017
Replies: 55
Views: 2,122
Posted By agoglanian
I’ve tried a lot of Nikon film SLRs over the...

I’ve tried a lot of Nikon film SLRs over the years and the one I always come back to is the F with the plain prism. It’s a classic and I love mine.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-30-2017
Replies: 7,463
Views: 3,799,875
Posted By agoglanian
Your 50mm Summilux Hood fell off too? That really...

Your 50mm Summilux Hood fell off too? That really griped me when it happened to mine (when I still had the lens). Odd that it's held on by that one solitary screw. DAG provided me with a new screw to...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-30-2017
Replies: 124
Views: 7,045
Posted By agoglanian
Either way. I still love shooting with my M-A and...

Either way. I still love shooting with my M-A and will continue to do so. It cost about what a fairly used MP goes for but in my situation it was an exceptionally generous gift for finally getting my...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-28-2017
Replies: 124
Views: 7,045
Posted By agoglanian
Yeah I definitely didn't buy mine new. It was...

Yeah I definitely didn't buy mine new. It was "almost new" a couple years ago when I picked it up but it was a considerable cost savings over retail. I've put dozens of rolls through it since and I...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-28-2017
Replies: 149
Views: 20,810
Posted By agoglanian
I have bought a number of M bodies, all of which...

I have bought a number of M bodies, all of which have been used until now. I did buy an M-A a couple years ago that was “hardly” used (frankly I don’t think it saw more than 1 or 2 rolls of film) and...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-28-2017
Replies: 124
Views: 7,045
Posted By agoglanian
Huss your findings mirror my own. The frame lines...

Huss your findings mirror my own. The frame lines really make all the difference for me. I love my M-A <3
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 11-22-2017
Replies: 99
Views: 10,229
Posted By agoglanian
I've been dying to try more of the classic...

I've been dying to try more of the classic compacts but they're so popular now that the prices have gone into the stratosphere (for what they are).

I use (and love) my Ricoh GR (the one from 2013)...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-20-2017
Replies: 2
Views: 640
Posted By agoglanian
To my knowledge, no. Though I can’t speak with...

To my knowledge, no. Though I can’t speak with 100% certainty.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-15-2017
Replies: 50
Views: 2,734
Posted By agoglanian
I'm going to have to say that my ideal M has...

I'm going to have to say that my ideal M has become my M-A. Though I'm quickly growing attached to my new M10 as well.

I've tried a number of film Ms out, there was something about the M3 that I...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 11-10-2017
Replies: 247
Views: 19,715
Posted By agoglanian
I bought my second M240 at $3000 a year ago and...

I bought my second M240 at $3000 a year ago and just sold it last week for $2900 so the minor hit wasn't too bad all things considered. I definitely took more of a hit when I sold my first M240...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-25-2017
Replies: 372
Views: 61,537
Posted By agoglanian
I totally regret selling my 50 Elmar-M. I'm going...

I totally regret selling my 50 Elmar-M. I'm going to be trying just 35mm for a while but I will inevitably get another one.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-23-2017
Replies: 136
Views: 7,737
Posted By agoglanian
I have tried a lot (and I do mean A LOT) of...

I have tried a lot (and I do mean A LOT) of camera bags over the years. Most have some features I enjoy and others that irritate me. I was a fan of the older Domke bags but I do agree that the newer...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 10-07-2017
Replies: 373
Views: 41,633
Posted By agoglanian
Here's another batch. My wife and I were checking...

Here's another batch. My wife and I were checking out Cathedral Park in Portland which is this really ornate and rather pretty bridge. All shots were taken on Portra 400.


M-A / ZM 35 f1,4...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 10-07-2017
Replies: 373
Views: 41,633
Posted By agoglanian
I recently bought one of these as I sold off all...

I recently bought one of these as I sold off all my Leica lenses and moved back into Zeiss ZM glass. I just have three but it's plenty for me, the ZM 28, 50 Planar and this beastly 35 Distagon. I'm...
Forum: Nikon RF 10-07-2017
Replies: 93
Views: 7,050
Posted By agoglanian
Dirk your insights are always valuable and I too...

Dirk your insights are always valuable and I too hope you continue to heal up and get back to 100%!

As an aside, the Nikon SP is still on my list of "must-try" cameras. The classic F is and likely...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-07-2017
Replies: 2,713
Views: 795,327
Posted By agoglanian
Still my favorite SLR. I also really love the...

Still my favorite SLR. I also really love the pancake lens on there and every Nikon F should have the AR-1 release glued on in my opinion....
Forum: Zeiss Contax 10-06-2017
Replies: 80
Views: 58,714
Posted By agoglanian
I just had my G2 serviced (for AF motor issues)...

I just had my G2 serviced (for AF motor issues) by Nippon Photo Clinic in NYC and they were super courteous in communication, quick with the turn-around and fairly priced. I had to have a circuit...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 10-04-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 838
Posted By agoglanian
My top LCD started failing and I had my G2...

My top LCD started failing and I had my G2 repaired by Nippon Photo Clinic in NYC (it comes back tomorrow!) I originally sent in the camera for an AF problem but they found that the LCD was starting...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 09-30-2017
Replies: 53
Views: 5,420
Posted By agoglanian
Well at least here in the US I was able to get...

Well at least here in the US I was able to get mine repaired by Nippon Photo Clinic. They happily service Contax cameras still :)

I really would like a second G2 body so I can have a backup/spare or...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 09-28-2017
Replies: 53
Views: 5,420
Posted By agoglanian
I'm pretty new to the G2 myself but I've long...

I'm pretty new to the G2 myself but I've long admired them from afar. Primarily I'm an M shooter and that's not going to change but I sure do love the G2 already. I've only had mine about 2 months...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-10-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 1,085
Posted By agoglanian
I'll give that a try! I'll be careful

I'll give that a try! I'll be careful
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-08-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 1,085
Posted By agoglanian
Metering needle stuck on Nikon FM3A

Hey guys / gals,

I bought an FM3A earlier this year, shot maybe a dozen rolls through it, enjoyed it, but ultimately didn't "love" the camera so I turned around and sold it for what I paid. It had...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 09-04-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 1,744
Posted By agoglanian
Admittedly I really enjoyed the rendering of the...

Admittedly I really enjoyed the rendering of the Pre-ASPH Summilux but I was hasty and I sold it. I wasn’t a big fan of the aperture ring, nor the 1m MFD (though honestly both are minor complaints)....
Forum: Zeiss Contax 08-26-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 2,296
Posted By agoglanian
Well I bought a replacement and sold the original...

Well I bought a replacement and sold the original (which BTW seemed to work just fine on the buyer’s camera). My new one seemed to be working just fine until it started doing the same thing...
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 08-25-2017
Replies: 2
Views: 1,554
Posted By agoglanian
Thanks for your insights! I've been really...

Thanks for your insights! I've been really enjoying your reviews.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 08-15-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 2,296
Posted By agoglanian
It will be marked down and clearly described of...

It will be marked down and clearly described of course. I'm not one to hide something like that. When I reviewed my film scans I shot with it though they looked great so at least we know the glass is...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 08-15-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 2,296
Posted By agoglanian
No itís more that I just donít really care too...

No itís more that I just donít really care too much for 35mm as a focal length anymore. It used to be a favorite and Iím sure if it was all I had I would be fine, but I definitely tend to favor 28/50...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 08-14-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 2,296
Posted By agoglanian
Just figured I’d update you all. I’ve found that...

Just figured I’d update you all.

I’ve found that when mounting the lens I have to give it a little extra twist back and forth to get it to catch the AF motor then it seems to work. This isn’t an...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-13-2017
Replies: 33
Views: 2,210
Posted By agoglanian
I am using the 50 Summarit 2.4 currently and I...

I am using the 50 Summarit 2.4 currently and I quite like it to be honest. It’s a great size and the rendering is quite nice paired with my 28mm Elmarit ASPH.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-13-2017
Replies: 38
Views: 3,836
Posted By agoglanian
Yeah I was going to say the Nikon 28 f/2.8 AI-S...

Yeah I was going to say the Nikon 28 f/2.8 AI-S as well. I’ve got one for sale conveniently enough ;)

Also the Leica 28mm Elmarit ASPH deserves some credit, in some ways I did prefer the Summicron,...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 08-13-2017
Replies: 336
Views: 82,023
Posted By agoglanian
I don’t know how I missed this thread all this...

I don’t know how I missed this thread all this time, but I am SUPER excited to have discovered it. Greatly looking forward to seeing the final result!
Forum: Zeiss Contax 08-12-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 2,296
Posted By agoglanian
It's more of a "non-responsive" issue. I might...

It's more of a "non-responsive" issue. I might have not worded it properly but essentially when I mount the lens, nothing happens. No AF, no MF, can't trip the shutter. If I fiddle with it, and apply...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 08-12-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 2,296
Posted By agoglanian
Thanks for chiming in guys, it’s seeming more and...

Thanks for chiming in guys, it’s seeming more and more that there might be a fault with the lens so I’ve reached out to the seller. I do have a friend with a G2 kit somewhat close to me and he also...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 08-12-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 2,296
Posted By agoglanian
Gerry, I did try that :) my current theory is...

Gerry,

I did try that :) my current theory is that the screw-drive motor is not engaging for some reason. I’m definitely not ruling out user error here as this is only Day 2 with my first ever...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 08-12-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 2,296
Posted By agoglanian
Contax G 28mm, intermittent focus?

Hi everyone,

I decided to finally try out a Contax G2 after being interested for so many years. I got a kit with the 28, 45 and 90mm lenses for what I feel was a very reasonable price. They arrived...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-09-2017
Replies: 128
Views: 9,558
Posted By agoglanian
I truly loved my Elmar-M 50. I feel so stupid for...

I truly loved my Elmar-M 50. I feel so stupid for selling it. I’m using a 50 Summarit f/2.4 now and though I like it, there’s just something missing. I may go back one day. We’ll see!

Love the work...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-19-2017
Replies: 1
Views: 1,269
Posted By agoglanian
I enjoyed reading your review! I found it...

I enjoyed reading your review! I found it interesting as I'm ever deciding on my lenses and have yet to find "MY" setup with Leica (I'm losing track of how many lenses I've bought and sold since...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-17-2017
Replies: 141
Views: 8,046
Posted By agoglanian
The only time (and probably last time) I used...

The only time (and probably last time) I used Leica NJ for service was with my 28mm Summicron I used to have. The front lens group had come loose (as had many others) and I sent it in for that...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-09-2017
Replies: 386
Views: 35,823
Posted By agoglanian
Ok now that I've learned the lens has a .7m MFD...

Ok now that I've learned the lens has a .7m MFD I'm more interested. For the price it seems genuinely hard to argue with and not a complete dog. I just have nothing faster than f/2.4 so it would be...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-04-2017
Replies: 2,713
Views: 795,327
Posted By agoglanian
Thanks Dirk! I'm not super keen on buying one or...

Thanks Dirk! I'm not super keen on buying one or anything but I've been interested in one off and on. I primarily will use the 45mm f2.8P as it's just so sweet handling on that camera, but I also...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-02-2017
Replies: 2,713
Views: 795,327
Posted By agoglanian
How do you find the Handling with this combo? I...

How do you find the Handling with this combo? I was thinking about getting the 50 1.2 for my own FM3A.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-26-2017
Replies: 386
Views: 35,823
Posted By agoglanian
I would still buy the Voigtlander 50 f/1.1 again...

I would still buy the Voigtlander 50 f/1.1 again despite how huge it is but I probably wouldn't buy one of these to be honest. Though who knows, maybe when it gets out there we'll see if it's any...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-25-2017
Replies: 1,649
Views: 472,187
Posted By agoglanian
Dang it. Every time I think I'm going to sell the...

Dang it. Every time I think I'm going to sell the 35 Summilux I process some film and look at the results and fall in love with it again. It's just one of those lenses that has a really special...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-18-2017
Replies: 130
Views: 5,974
Posted By agoglanian
I'm having a hard time reading this thread. You...

I'm having a hard time reading this thread. You have all found some truly exceptional bargains!

My best deal thus-far was an essentially unused Nikon F with a plain-prism and a 50mm f/2 for $25....
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-18-2017
Replies: 32
Views: 1,451
Posted By agoglanian
Being a local to Laguna I agree it can be stuffy...

Being a local to Laguna I agree it can be stuffy for sure! But it definitely has its charms and it's really not a terrible place at all.

I'm always shooting around town and I've yet to be stopped...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-17-2017
Replies: 8,958
Views: 874,752
Posted By agoglanian
Given how much of my stuff I've sold in the past...

Given how much of my stuff I've sold in the past several months I effectively started over but I don't mind too much.

Recently acquired:

28mm Elmarit ASPH
50mm Summarit f/2.4
Nikon FM3A
Nikon 45mm...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-03-2017
Replies: 39
Views: 4,445
Posted By agoglanian
I have a later one myself from 1973 I think (an...

I have a later one myself from 1973 I think (an 'Apollo'). With the AR-1 release it works quite well. I really do enjoy that camera a lot. Don't really care if it's collectible or not, I just like...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 05-24-2017
Replies: 1,649
Views: 472,187
Posted By agoglanian
I just got mine back from servicing (took a...

I just got mine back from servicing (took a couple trips....) So I'll hopefully be contributing more here soon.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-15-2017
Replies: 323
Views: 25,457
Posted By agoglanian
I think I was most disappointed by the 50mm...

I think I was most disappointed by the 50mm Summilux ASPH. It has legendary hype (which I should have known could never match real experience) and it just never quite lived up to it. It's very good...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-06-2017
Replies: 0
Views: 575
Posted By agoglanian
Leica SBKOO (21mm Viewfinder) Repair?

Hi guys.

So I have two SBKOO viewfinders. One has fungus in the front element now, and the other has a crooked frameline which I just discovered today (I've been wondering why my compositions were...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-26-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 2,070
Posted By agoglanian
I'm something of a contrarian here, I didn't...

I'm something of a contrarian here, I didn't really like the Summilux ASPH. I shot plenty of images that I was very happy with, but it just never really "wowed" me. I hate reading too much about...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-24-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 2,152
Posted By agoglanian
I like the V5 Summicron quite a bit but I'm using...

I like the V5 Summicron quite a bit but I'm using a V4 right now that I effectively paid $600-ish for. It has seen some use and has a small ding in the front element but you know what? It doesn't...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-19-2017
Replies: 1,649
Views: 472,187
Posted By agoglanian
I am really enjoying the 35 Summilux Pre-Asph....

I am really enjoying the 35 Summilux Pre-Asph. It's certainly not perfect wide open, but it really just has a lovely look in black and white and I think I'm going to quite enjoy this one. I need to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-19-2017
Replies: 353
Views: 23,538
Posted By agoglanian
I feel like I should update my post based on...

I feel like I should update my post based on what's left my possession and what's come back. I had to do a lot of experimenting with various systems and cameras to find what really works for...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-19-2017
Replies: 372
Views: 61,537
Posted By agoglanian
Michael, you can't have my Elmar, but you should...

Michael, you can't have my Elmar, but you should get one for yourself ;).
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-10-2017
Replies: 86
Views: 8,810
Posted By agoglanian
I just got one recently that's in pretty decent...

I just got one recently that's in pretty decent shape, came with the original box and everything! It's a 1981 Canadian version (3140099), I will agree that it's not a superb performer wide open but I...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-09-2017
Replies: 1,345
Views: 394,417
Posted By agoglanian
https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2948/33088607133_621...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2948/33088607133_621e1607de_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/SpVL7r)Priorities. (https://flic.kr/p/SpVL7r) by Abram Goglanian (https://www.flickr.com/photos/agphotography/), on...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-08-2017
Replies: 77
Views: 6,016
Posted By agoglanian
I really like the Nikkor-H 50mm f/2 myself, I...

I really like the Nikkor-H 50mm f/2 myself, I have one that super super clean but a bit dry on focusing so I'll get it relubed soon enough (same story with my 2.8cm f/3.5.

I also have the 55mm...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-30-2017
Replies: 7,463
Views: 3,799,875
Posted By agoglanian
They do make that lever in black chrome as my M-A...

They do make that lever in black chrome as my M-A has one. Strangely enough it doesn't have the MP style lever for the rewind, I would switch that lever if I really cared that much haha.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-28-2017
Replies: 1,649
Views: 472,187
Posted By agoglanian
Talked with a few of you fine folks, got some...

Talked with a few of you fine folks, got some informed opinions and made a decision to try one of these for myself. I think it will round out my "classic" lens setup nicely :)

I'll post once I've...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 03-17-2017
Replies: 193
Views: 39,128
Posted By agoglanian
https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3675/32521126434_403...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3675/32521126434_40314cbdd2_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/RxMgSs)
San Francisco Explorations (https://flic.kr/p/RxMgSs) by Abram Goglanian...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-16-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 1,601
Posted By agoglanian
I sold my X-Pro 2 because I couldn't get fine...

I sold my X-Pro 2 because I couldn't get fine detail out of it using lightroom (despite really enjoying working with the camera). Then I just heard about X-Transformer today and downloaded the demo....
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-14-2017
Replies: 372
Views: 61,537
Posted By agoglanian
How about some 50 Elmar-M shots on Tri-X with my...

How about some 50 Elmar-M shots on Tri-X with my MP.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/700/32521123614_8993c61d07_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/RxMg2Q)
San Francisco Explorations (https://flic.kr/p/RxMg2Q)...
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 03-11-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 3,498
Posted By agoglanian
I've been constantly tempted by the Q after...

I've been constantly tempted by the Q after deciding not to play the Leica digital game anymore. There's just something right about it; I just wish it wasn't so costly for a fixed-lens camera....
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-10-2017
Replies: 1,345
Views: 394,417
Posted By agoglanian
I'm giving 35mm a bit of a break on Leica, but I...

I'm giving 35mm a bit of a break on Leica, but I do have a very nice old Nikkor-N 35mm f/1.4 that I picked up for my F. I definitely AM a 50mm person though, for sure one of my most treasured focal...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-10-2017
Replies: 1,345
Views: 394,417
Posted By agoglanian
I've been having a blast with it Michael. I have...

I've been having a blast with it Michael. I have more to share I just didn't want to inundate you all at once. I have grown to not be very dependent on metering, most of the time I just estimate the...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-10-2017
Replies: 1,345
Views: 394,417
Posted By agoglanian
So I've been learning how to use the SA21, what...

So I've been learning how to use the SA21, what an interesting lens. I definitely need to get better at estimating my exposures with this lens but it's going to be fun to learn.

M-A / SA21 /...
Forum: RFF Polls 03-10-2017
Replies: 140
Views: 12,431
Posted By agoglanian
Once I started shooting digital I was on this...

Once I started shooting digital I was on this endless cycle of upgrading and trading, trying, buying and selling. I could probably chart a list of all the cameras I've owned at one point or another...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-21-2017
Replies: 7,463
Views: 3,799,875
Posted By agoglanian
Thanks Dirk! I really love using them both and...

Thanks Dirk! I really love using them both and I'm looking forward to getting to know the characteristics of the SA21 over time. It'll most likely stay on the M-A permanently.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-21-2017
Replies: 2,713
Views: 795,327
Posted By agoglanian
I've got the same lens on my F presently...

I've got the same lens on my F presently ;)

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/500/32197497874_cfb51474ef_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/R4bAnG)Nikon F with 2.8cm f/3.5 (https://flic.kr/p/R4bAnG) by Abram...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-21-2017
Replies: 7,463
Views: 3,799,875
Posted By agoglanian
Got my new straps in from Justin (Tap & Dye) AND...

Got my new straps in from Justin (Tap & Dye) AND I got my SA21 in the mail from Michaelwj! Super excited to finally get to try one of these...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-21-2017
Replies: 49
Views: 3,447
Posted By agoglanian
I'm planning on using my F a lot more actually. I...

I'm planning on using my F a lot more actually. I decided I want to get the 35 f/1.4 and 50 f/1.2 AIS lenses and use it for my low light work since it will be exponentially cheaper than any super...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 02-18-2017
Replies: 134
Views: 34,437
Posted By agoglanian
I've definitely had my share of CV lenses but...

I've definitely had my share of CV lenses but right now my hands down favorite is the 50 f/2.5 Color Skopar. It just is the perfect size / weight / balance on my M3 and the rendering isn't half-bad...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 02-17-2017
Replies: 193
Views: 39,128
Posted By agoglanian
Dirk, in all seriousness, thank you for taking...

Dirk, in all seriousness, thank you for taking the time to write such a great response. I truly appreciate it and will apply it to my thinking.

Thank you for being immensely helpful:)
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 02-17-2017
Replies: 193
Views: 39,128
Posted By agoglanian
Here's a couple samples on TMAX 100 with my MP....

Here's a couple samples on TMAX 100 with my MP. I'm still kind of kicking the tires with this lens. I love almost everything about it, it's just that darn MFD. How do I get that out of my head as...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 02-12-2017
Replies: 104
Views: 10,428
Posted By agoglanian
I've used a lot of different straps over the...

I've used a lot of different straps over the years, I liked Domke grippers when they were still made well (ever since Tiffen took over I feel like the quality went downhill). The stock Leica M strap...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-11-2017
Replies: 35
Views: 2,892
Posted By agoglanian
Though I know the OP has already made his...

Though I know the OP has already made his decision I will chime in and say that I really liked the rendering of the Pre-Asph 90 Summicron though I admittedly struggled to accurately focus it. I also...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 02-10-2017
Replies: 193
Views: 39,128
Posted By agoglanian
I suspected as much (with regard to finding the...

I suspected as much (with regard to finding the original accessories). It doesn't really bother me much as I too don't use the hood and I leave a filter on the front as well. I'm also using it on M...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-10-2017
Replies: 372
Views: 61,537
Posted By agoglanian
Even though it's only been a couple months for...

Even though it's only been a couple months for me, I think this is quickly becoming my favorite 50mm lens. There's just "something" to it that is very right.

Spread the word folks!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 02-09-2017
Replies: 193
Views: 39,128
Posted By agoglanian
Would anyone know if it's possible to acquire the...

Would anyone know if it's possible to acquire the original hood and lens caps for this lens? I didn't get them with my used copy, my guess is they're unobtainable but if someone has a clue, let me...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-05-2017
Replies: 124
Views: 23,405
Posted By agoglanian
About a year or so ago I had the...

About a year or so ago I had the 50/60/80/100/150, all very close but I was trying out different things seeing what suited me composition-wise and while I appreciated each lens individually I...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-05-2017
Replies: 7,463
Views: 3,799,875
Posted By agoglanian
I love all the M5 love that's happening! I wish I...

I love all the M5 love that's happening! I wish I had kept mine. I'd happy acquire another one in the future, but I'll be more than happy with my three Ms for a long long time.

I just got another...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-03-2017
Replies: 8,958
Views: 874,752
Posted By agoglanian
OK. Now I'm done. SA21 on the way. (I know. I...

OK. Now I'm done. SA21 on the way.

(I know. I know. We've all heard that before.)
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-02-2017
Replies: 1,345
Views: 394,417
Posted By agoglanian
Well, I just alleviated Michael of his "too many...

Well, I just alleviated Michael of his "too many lenses" problem.
I'm the new care-taker of his 21SA. Looking forward to participating!
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-02-2017
Replies: 8,958
Views: 874,752
Posted By agoglanian
I've been on a selling rampage lately, which I do...

I've been on a selling rampage lately, which I do from time to time. I often try new things and then purge out what's not going to get used.

Sold most of my lenses and my Monochrom and bought a...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 02-01-2017
Replies: 193
Views: 39,128
Posted By agoglanian
Here's one from me. MP with the UC-Hexanon on...

Here's one from me. MP with the UC-Hexanon on HP5

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/430/32611403346_b63492aaca_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/RFKY3W)
Hole 17. (https://flic.kr/p/RFKY3W) by Abram Goglanian...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-29-2017
Replies: 1,345
Views: 394,417
Posted By agoglanian
I'm on the hunt for one of these myself. It's...

I'm on the hunt for one of these myself. It's been on my radar for the past few years and I've been building my film kit around specific lenses based on their rendering rather than raw performance....
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 01-29-2017
Replies: 85
Views: 12,538
Posted By agoglanian
As Sug mentioned he, along with many more of us...

As Sug mentioned he, along with many more of us I'm sure (myself included) can help with the design. I would love to participate in making something commemorative to remember Tom and how much he gave...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-24-2017
Replies: 49
Views: 3,447
Posted By agoglanian
I use my plain prism F from time to time, I've...

I use my plain prism F from time to time, I've got the 2.8cm f/3.5 and 50 f/2 pre-ai lenses for it. It's a little rough to use but it just keeps on working. Super tough camera.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-23-2017
Replies: 7,463
Views: 3,799,875
Posted By agoglanian
Oh lord. Gorgeous kit Sug!

Oh lord. Gorgeous kit Sug!
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-22-2017
Replies: 58
Views: 3,684
Posted By agoglanian
I move things around as needed depending on what...

I move things around as needed depending on what I'm after.

I'm also trying to calm things down a bit and I've been largely successful in that endeavor. I could pare down further but I don't really...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-21-2017
Replies: 7,463
Views: 3,799,875
Posted By agoglanian
Yep! It's a later Nikkor 5cm f/2 and the lens...

Yep! It's a later Nikkor 5cm f/2 and the lens hood is an old Voigtlander one that was made for the Vitessa. Works pretty well for the lens actually!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-20-2017
Replies: 82
Views: 6,711
Posted By agoglanian
I had one, really liked it but also really wanted...

I had one, really liked it but also really wanted that Elmar-M. I've been through the ringer with 50s lol.

ZM 50 Planar / Voigtlander Nokton f/1.1 / Leica Summicron V5 / Voigtlander Nokton f/1.5 /...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-20-2017
Replies: 82
Views: 6,711
Posted By agoglanian
Yeah you sold it to me ;). Then I went and sold...

Yeah you sold it to me ;).
Then I went and sold it to buy an Elmar-M as well. What a coincidence!

I'm using three 50s right now but I think the Elmar is my favorite overall. I also have the C-Sonnar...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-20-2017
Replies: 7,463
Views: 3,799,875
Posted By agoglanian
https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/747/32309185281_9c76...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/747/32309185281_9c76c532c6_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Re429D)The M3 (https://flic.kr/p/Re429D) by Abram Goglanian (https://www.flickr.com/photos/agphotography/), on...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 01-19-2017
Replies: 660
Views: 153,777
Posted By agoglanian
Here's a couple from last week, walking around...

Here's a couple from last week, walking around Laguna Beach with the MP and Zeiss 50mm Sonnar on HP5.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/649/31971337280_8a88412ba8_b.jpg...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-19-2017
Replies: 7,463
Views: 3,799,875
Posted By agoglanian
https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/674/32371544846_1d37...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/674/32371544846_1d3750150f_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/RjyCty)Leica M-A (https://flic.kr/p/RjyCty) by Abram Goglanian (https://www.flickr.com/photos/agphotography/), on...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-19-2017
Replies: 48
Views: 3,031
Posted By agoglanian
I just wish my M-A had the M3/MP style rewind...

I just wish my M-A had the M3/MP style rewind lever. It's a small touch and I guess if it REALLY bothered me I could find a black chrome one some place.

Instead I'll just load another roll of film...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-11-2017
Replies: 49
Views: 6,206
Posted By agoglanian
Until just recently I was using the 35 Summicron...

Until just recently I was using the 35 Summicron ASPH and it really is a wonderful lens. I've had the ZM Biogon in the past and really bonded well with that one. However I was making changes and sold...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-03-2017
Replies: 33
Views: 2,391
Posted By agoglanian
I find the way basically everything in the Leica...

I find the way basically everything in the Leica world is priced absurdly, and though I respect Don and his undeniable skill as a camera technician, I wouldn't pay some huge premium for a repainted...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-03-2017
Replies: 87
Views: 4,821
Posted By agoglanian
My favorite moment that I captured last year was...

My favorite moment that I captured last year was during Mother's Day. I was in San Francisco with my family and we put our heads together to surprise my mom with a bunch of different small gifts that...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-02-2017
Replies: 48
Views: 10,993
Posted By agoglanian
I noticed that too in a bunch of the chrome M-As...

I noticed that too in a bunch of the chrome M-As that I've seen. There's a lot of peculiarities with the M-A that make it feel sort of hodge-podge (my black one has an M7 style rewind lever and MP...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-14-2016
Replies: 372
Views: 61,537
Posted By agoglanian
Been enjoying the little 50mm Elmar-M quite a...

Been enjoying the little 50mm Elmar-M quite a bit. I just love the look it delivers on the Monochrom.

https://c3.staticflickr.com/1/283/31276242850_f0e584af9c_b.jpg...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-27-2016
Replies: 372
Views: 61,537
Posted By agoglanian
Just got mine in the mail and I'm already in love...

Just got mine in the mail and I'm already in love with it. So much easier to focus than my Summilux ;)

(That Summilux better earn its keep or it's going on the block!)
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-27-2016
Replies: 105
Views: 7,128
Posted By agoglanian
I'm quite fond of my Nikon F with the plain prism...

I'm quite fond of my Nikon F with the plain prism even if I don't use it too often. (Too fond of my M bodies I guess)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-23-2016
Replies: 526
Views: 179,657
Posted By agoglanian
Does this count? My MP and 35 Summicron are in...

Does this count? My MP and 35 Summicron are in there.

https://c5.staticflickr.com/6/5608/30383443684_60e7eacdd6_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/NhT6gj)Observational Selfie (https://flic.kr/p/NhT6gj) by...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-23-2016
Replies: 526
Views: 179,657
Posted By agoglanian
I only wish we had winter here in California....

I only wish we had winter here in California. Today was pleasantly cool at 68F but it's been in the 80s-90s+ (Fahrenheit) all year :(.

It's fun to see what you all look like! I'll get a shot up...
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