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Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 04-06-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 393
Posted By Brian Legge
I love the shapeways hoods too, though with one I...

I love the shapeways hoods too, though with one I had to sand down the hoods mount a bit as the fit was too snug. Beyond that, they're a solid value and work well.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-04-2019
Replies: 67
Views: 1,198
Posted By Brian Legge
Its an 800x583 image. I have a hard time...

Its an 800x583 image. I have a hard time discerning sharp from not at that resolution with any image.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 02-10-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,223
Posted By Brian Legge
Oof. I just missed this. I saw the comment about...

Oof. I just missed this. I saw the comment about it, checked ebay and it had just sold.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-06-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 743
Posted By Brian Legge
According to one repairman I used a while back,...

According to one repairman I used a while back, the early version of their Citizen shutter was problematic. Unfortunately there isn't a way to tell the early and later versions apart aside from...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 01-20-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 474
Posted By Brian Legge
I think the Mamiya 6 50mm hood is the same as the...

I think the Mamiya 6 50mm hood is the same as the Mamiya 7 65mm. Perhaps the 50mm needed to be wider and they reused those for the 7?
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-19-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 661
Posted By Brian Legge
Keep in mind that some demagnifiers go on top of...

Keep in mind that some demagnifiers go on top of the existing glass, meaning you eye is further away, rendering them useless as a solution for glass wearers. I got lucky and found a deal on a .58...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 01-06-2019
Replies: 115
Views: 36,398
Posted By Brian Legge
The normal (non-wide angle) Amedeo Contax -> M...

The normal (non-wide angle) Amedeo Contax -> M adapters have RF coupled focus.
Forum: Other RF 01-02-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 869
Posted By Brian Legge
I have one on a Vito III. I love the look it...

I have one on a Vito III. I love the look it produces and hope to use it more in the future once I have more shooting time again.


https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3724/11276862066_f6bab8d449_z.jpg...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-25-2018
Replies: 62
Views: 1,690
Posted By Brian Legge
Socks and Lagavulin 16. And as is tradition for...

Socks and Lagavulin 16. And as is tradition for us, my wife made a book of photos I took through the year. I always look forward to her work - both picking the photos to use and how she decides to...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 12-23-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 873
Posted By Brian Legge
I haven't sold anything in a while but did sell...

I haven't sold anything in a while but did sell using GSP. I switched to it after a few international buyers claimed they didn't receive packages. I could provide USPS tracking but not what happened...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-18-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 775
Posted By Brian Legge
Some companies use Kickstarter as a marketing...

Some companies use Kickstarter as a marketing tool. That part doesn't set off too many red flags for me.

The messy part is when people start thinking of Kickstarter as a marketplace rather then...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-06-2018
Replies: 3,587
Views: 909,259
Posted By Brian Legge
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1772/42090704410_9e...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1772/42090704410_9e1e46eda2_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/278pS1b)
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 08-03-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 1,795
Posted By Brian Legge
I sold a non-mint one with some minor scratches...

I sold a non-mint one with some minor scratches on ebay last year for $300. Evidently they were big on college campuses as pocketable, go-anywhere cameras.


Given what mint cameras go for, I...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 07-30-2018
Replies: 39
Views: 1,656
Posted By Brian Legge
I had issues with shake while using a Moskva at...

I had issues with shake while using a Moskva at its highest speed. As a result, photos weren't as sharp as I expected given the large negative. I gave up on the Fujis after trying a few and rapidly...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-23-2018
Replies: 3,062
Views: 738,332
Posted By Brian Legge
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https://farm1.staticflickr.com/921/43440968161_e443672438_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/29bJjnF)
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 07-15-2018
Replies: 1,631
Views: 103,529
Posted By Brian Legge
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/921/43440968161_e44...

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/921/43440968161_e443672438_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/29bJjnF)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-15-2018
Replies: 205
Views: 25,521
Posted By Brian Legge
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/833/43166900011_0fb...

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/833/43166900011_0fbddf4197_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/28LvDsK)
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 07-14-2018
Replies: 1,631
Views: 103,529
Posted By Brian Legge
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1802/41397044890_34...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1802/41397044890_340d9ed1ce_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2657Fch)
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-13-2018
Replies: 1,649
Views: 472,187
Posted By Brian Legge
Summilux 35mm pre-asphs sales have been less...

Summilux 35mm pre-asphs sales have been less common on Ebay the last year or so. It seems like the majority of offers come from the same few sellers. They sit there at higher prices and don't...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 07-04-2018
Replies: 86
Views: 4,142
Posted By Brian Legge
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1824/28338065407_18...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1824/28338065407_187a4de4b5_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Kb8ZyB)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-04-2018
Replies: 1,537
Views: 196,564
Posted By Brian Legge
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/838/29335711158_5f0...

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/838/29335711158_5f0631ea59_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/LGibTq)
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 07-04-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 485
Posted By Brian Legge
NaChase, I purchased Mamiya 7 hoods from that...

NaChase, I purchased Mamiya 7 hoods from that seller as well for my Mamiya 6. Not cheap, but they were totally new and in perfect shape so I was okay with the expense.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 05-30-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 647
Posted By Brian Legge
If you take the back off and look at the left and...

If you take the back off and look at the left and right sides of the body, you can see 'seams' where the metal parts meet. Light can leak in through these seams if the leatherette is loose - or at...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-14-2018
Replies: 2
Views: 564
Posted By Brian Legge
Horseman Convertible

After looking for one at a good price for a while, I finally broke down and purchased a Horseman Convertible.

These shots are from my 2 'test rolls' with it. Unfortunately the back has a light leak...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-13-2018
Replies: 3,587
Views: 909,259
Posted By Brian Legge
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/958/41188258295_86c...

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/958/41188258295_86cd1c7756_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/25KEAdp)
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/908/27218552637_9d4f0a7385_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Htdcqi)
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-09-2018
Replies: 51
Views: 14,320
Posted By Brian Legge
Looks a bit like the 5cm/3.5?

Looks a bit like the 5cm/3.5?
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 04-22-2018
Replies: 32
Views: 7,630
Posted By Brian Legge
I had one and loved the results... as long as I...

I had one and loved the results... as long as I was either stopped down a bit or close up enough that the corners were all bokeh. I eventually sold it as the corner softness was getting in the way...
Forum: RFF News 04-20-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 1,459
Posted By Brian Legge
Huh. For some reason I thought GDPR applied to...

Huh. For some reason I thought GDPR applied to European citizens - wherever their data lived - and wasn't applicable to non EU people even if their data was stored in the EU.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 04-18-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 1,756
Posted By Brian Legge
For reference, I picked up an already-converted...

For reference, I picked up an already-converted Medalist II a few years ago for $300. I haven't seen many other converted ones for sale so I'm not sure how people value them.

If anything, the price...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-08-2018
Replies: 41
Views: 4,351
Posted By Brian Legge
Acros replacement options

With Acros officially gone, it seemed like it would be worth starting a thread about options for replacing Acros. I originally planned to stock up on it but would rather support a company still...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-31-2018
Replies: 224
Views: 14,545
Posted By Brian Legge
Those are fighting words. ;) Acros at 50 in...

Those are fighting words. ;) Acros at 50 in Rodinal has been my go to any time I have enough light. The tonality and fine grain gave me the look I wanted. It also had a nicer, low curl base than the...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 03-20-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 2,497
Posted By Brian Legge
Facebook is just one of thousands of companies...

Facebook is just one of thousands of companies that builds models of people that can be purchased. Assume anything you put online can be attributed to you in some form.

At least people have had the...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-26-2018
Replies: 33
Views: 1,641
Posted By Brian Legge
The OP was attempting to build a case that...

The OP was attempting to build a case that Summicron 35 Asphs were routinely going for $1500 - or at least less than Ebay prices - in the hopes of convincing KEH to discount a misadvertised lens....
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-25-2018
Replies: 44
Views: 5,330
Posted By Brian Legge
Prices for them have been all over the place....

Prices for them have been all over the place. Several years ago, they were going for $600. Then they shot up to $1,200 and now seem to be $800-1,100.

I was looking for one a while ago when I came...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-19-2018
Replies: 8,958
Views: 874,752
Posted By Brian Legge
Congrats shawn - the Vito III is a great camera!

Congrats shawn - the Vito III is a great camera!
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 02-17-2018
Replies: 63
Views: 5,295
Posted By Brian Legge
I sold a muii late last year for almost $400. It...

I sold a muii late last year for almost $400. It was totally unexpected - I was hoping for $150. Evidently they are popular with college students who want a pocketable, automatic quality film...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-17-2018
Replies: 8,958
Views: 874,752
Posted By Brian Legge
Brofeta cases for a Super Speedex and Vito III. I...

Brofeta cases for a Super Speedex and Vito III. I realized that both were underutilized partially because I'd been shooting places with no-bag policies and neither camera has strap lugs for easy...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-15-2018
Replies: 67
Views: 2,462
Posted By Brian Legge
So interpreting this as needing very modern...

So interpreting this as needing very modern coating, I'd suggest either the VC 50/1.5 or the ZM 50/2.

The 50/1.5 has been cheap in ltm ever since the M version came out. If you can deal with its...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 02-03-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 2,013
Posted By Brian Legge
Its a really interesting lens. Add me to the list...

Its a really interesting lens. Add me to the list of 'had but sold'.

I loved the results I got with it and the fast, smooth focus. It had the slight bit of wobble others reported but it didn't seem...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-29-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 912
Posted By Brian Legge
I've found comparisons to lenses I have handled -...

I've found comparisons to lenses I have handled - ergonomics that are familiar - the best predictor. What lenses have you used that are larger? Or had good/bad ergonomics?
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-14-2018
Replies: 71
Views: 6,510
Posted By Brian Legge
I'd suggest a Canon 35mm 2.8. Good ones sell for...

I'd suggest a Canon 35mm 2.8. Good ones sell for $150-250 or so. Its hard to beat at that price point provided it doesn't have haze (which can often be cleaned without too much work as the lens...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-14-2018
Replies: 30
Views: 1,691
Posted By Brian Legge
I'm with you on the Vito III Ultron. It and the...

I'm with you on the Vito III Ultron. It and the Olympus 35SP are the fixed lens 35mm glass that really stood out to me.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-13-2018
Replies: 30
Views: 1,691
Posted By Brian Legge
I've binged on a bunch of lenses and cameras over...

I've binged on a bunch of lenses and cameras over the last few years. In hindsight, the only lenses that really stood out to me were on all medium format cameras. There are lots of fantastic lenses...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-10-2018
Replies: 3,587
Views: 909,259
Posted By Brian Legge
Developed a roll shot a few years...

Developed a roll shot a few years back...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4762/38915111074_5561157f98_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/22hN7JW)
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-07-2018
Replies: 304
Views: 12,162
Posted By Brian Legge
I picked up a A7rii from usedphotopro in...

I picked up a A7rii from usedphotopro in November. I figure I'll be shooting more digital photos over the next year; I don't see myself making time to develop film for a while. The price there was...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-07-2018
Replies: 205
Views: 25,521
Posted By Brian Legge
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4589/38413518434_c8...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4589/38413518434_c8ac158751_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/21wtjHY)
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 01-05-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 1,783
Posted By Brian Legge
Basically, Intel cpus themselves have a...

Basically, Intel cpus themselves have a vulnerability that allows applications to read and write memory they shouldn't. That means programs that should have limited access could potentially do...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-27-2017
Replies: 29
Views: 1,592
Posted By Brian Legge
My wife goes through all the photos I've posted...

My wife goes through all the photos I've posted on flickr each year and makes a Shutterfly book out of her favorites. I didn't produce much material for her this year - work ate most of my weekends -...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 12-23-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 2,581
Posted By Brian Legge
I forgot how different the optical design of...

I forgot how different the optical design of lenses are from the Nikkor 8.5/f2. I tend to think of them all as highly related.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-29-2017
Replies: 1,927
Views: 256,855
Posted By Brian Legge
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https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4550/37948695424_50509b1f7d_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ZPoZ39)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-29-2017
Replies: 1,927
Views: 256,855
Posted By Brian Legge
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4537/26962804589_b9...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4537/26962804589_b92e4e3280_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/H5Bqrc)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-26-2017
Replies: 3,587
Views: 909,259
Posted By Brian Legge
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4540/38666478591_3b...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4540/38666478591_3b2487a8c8_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/21UPNXZ)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-25-2017
Replies: 3,587
Views: 909,259
Posted By Brian Legge
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4552/24776522178_95...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4552/24776522178_95386c01a9_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/DKq9QS)
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-23-2017
Replies: 8,958
Views: 874,752
Posted By Brian Legge
Sony a7rii After years of shooting film - mostly...

Sony a7rii

After years of shooting film - mostly street and landscape shooting - I find myself more likely to focus on family for a while, Video will be a requirement as well. I was really tempted...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-05-2017
Replies: 52
Views: 2,141
Posted By Brian Legge
This may seem like an obvious question, but what...

This may seem like an obvious question, but what do you hope to get from the Summar that you don't already have in the Industar?
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-30-2017
Replies: 53
Views: 2,974
Posted By Brian Legge
I love the idea of a Summicron 50/v1 collapsible...

I love the idea of a Summicron 50/v1 collapsible with modern (hard) coating or a Summilux 35/v1 with modern coating and filter threads. The problem is, I wouldn't pay new Leica lens costs for them as...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-21-2017
Replies: 44
Views: 3,730
Posted By Brian Legge
The world flooded with smart phone photos - good...

The world flooded with smart phone photos - good ones - that are limited to bokeh that resembles f/11 with a full frame camera. That makes bokeh an interesting appealing tool for people who want to...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-15-2017
Replies: 52
Views: 12,762
Posted By Brian Legge
I think the trick is to pick up the Voigtlander...

I think the trick is to pick up the Voigtlander finder for the SWC. I was fortunate enough to come across one for sale shorty after buying an SWC/M. I can't imagine going back to the original finder...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-08-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 2,165
Posted By Brian Legge
These threads are fantastic. I just needed to...

These threads are fantastic. I just needed to make this adjustment as well.

I can confirm that the Prominent adjustment outlined here (https://www.flickr.com/photos/rawhead/3279874669) works if you...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-03-2017
Replies: 154
Views: 51,461
Posted By Brian Legge
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4461/36778100684_c6...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4461/36778100684_c61dd9af31_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Y2Xo1d)

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4489/36778099994_cf05d1fe54_c.jpg...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 09-27-2017
Replies: 36
Views: 1,731
Posted By Brian Legge
Thanks all. Its my first time thinking about...

Thanks all. Its my first time thinking about child proofing. Most of the stuff is simple. The camera gear was a question as I've always stored gear on low open shelves and have never dealt with...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 09-26-2017
Replies: 36
Views: 1,731
Posted By Brian Legge
Kids and keeping gear secure

Okay, odd/naive question but I could use some ideas.

My wife and I are expecting our first child. Our computer/camera room is becoming a guest room... with some space dedicated to a vastly reduced...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-25-2017
Replies: 1,101
Views: 292,500
Posted By Brian Legge
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4376/23472655938_cf...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4376/23472655938_cf8959898d_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/BLcuQs)

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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-25-2017
Replies: 12,080
Views: 4,439,202
Posted By Brian Legge
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4464/37047219840_66...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4464/37047219840_664be3be11_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/YrJFKE)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-18-2017
Replies: 3,587
Views: 909,259
Posted By Brian Legge
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4433/37145350282_76...

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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-18-2017
Replies: 387
Views: 17,402
Posted By Brian Legge
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4409/37145349772_b4...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4409/37145349772_b4f9098957_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/YApCn3)
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 09-10-2017
Replies: 1,631
Views: 103,529
Posted By Brian Legge
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4335/36322506694_6b...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4335/36322506694_6bc9f0fcbd_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/XkGkMq)
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 09-09-2017
Replies: 1,631
Views: 103,529
Posted By Brian Legge
A few from recent rolls. I'm slowly getting back...

A few from recent rolls. I'm slowly getting back to shooting after a year of extra hours at work.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4345/37129468785_92d7f6dd6c_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Yz1euV)...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-09-2017
Replies: 8,958
Views: 874,752
Posted By Brian Legge
Picked up a $210 Nikkor 8.5cm ltm. I've been...

Picked up a $210 Nikkor 8.5cm ltm. I've been curious about the lens for a long time and couldn't pass up a chance to try it at this price.

The images of it don't show the serial number but its an...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-31-2017
Replies: 36
Views: 1,906
Posted By Brian Legge
Good luck finding an older one without etched...

Good luck finding an older one without etched haze. The first I tried was unusable hazed and wasn't cleanable. I found a better one where it wasn't too bad... but the reduced contrast still showed up...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-30-2017
Replies: 3,195
Views: 559,414
Posted By Brian Legge
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4384/36759721072_83...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4384/36759721072_83b303a488_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Y1kbom)
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 08-30-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 2,480
Posted By Brian Legge
Its hard to get a sense of prices as they come...

Its hard to get a sense of prices as they come along infrequently. The recent sale of a Canon 85/1.8 on Ebay went for $950. That seems high as most of the other coveted Canon ltm lenses have come...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-26-2017
Replies: 8,958
Views: 874,752
Posted By Brian Legge
I've been in the middle of a big sell-off the...

I've been in the middle of a big sell-off the last few weeks. The computer/photography room is becoming a guest room so I need to trim down the gear quite a bit.

Just after the first round of sales...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-14-2017
Replies: 24
Views: 1,466
Posted By Brian Legge
Try posting in the Classifieds here. Expect to...

Try posting in the Classifieds here.

Expect to pay a premium if you are looking for scratch/haze free, as it means someone else probably paid ~$200 to have it serviced recently. If price is a bit...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-05-2017
Replies: 49
Views: 2,391
Posted By Brian Legge
I started out using an M4 and had tried an M2 and...

I started out using an M4 and had tried an M2 and M3 prior to holding an M6. I picked one up, looked through it and pointed it at a florescent light in a dimly lit store. I immediately had...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-16-2017
Replies: 3,587
Views: 909,259
Posted By Brian Legge
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4309/35779710351_8f...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4309/35779710351_8fe96c110d_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/WvJnkM)
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-12-2017
Replies: 3,062
Views: 738,332
Posted By Brian Legge
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4205/35682010452_b6...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4205/35682010452_b69034307a_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Wn6CyL)
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 07-11-2017
Replies: 1,165
Views: 418,744
Posted By Brian Legge
Super...

Super Isolette

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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-09-2017
Replies: 387
Views: 17,402
Posted By Brian Legge
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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-09-2017
Replies: 3,587
Views: 909,259
Posted By Brian Legge
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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-07-2017
Replies: 479
Views: 36,971
Posted By Brian Legge
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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-07-2017
Replies: 377
Views: 46,745
Posted By Brian Legge
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Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 07-06-2017
Replies: 1,631
Views: 103,529
Posted By Brian Legge
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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-06-2017
Replies: 3,587
Views: 909,259
Posted By Brian Legge
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Forum: Off Topic 05-16-2017
Replies: 61
Views: 1,979
Posted By Brian Legge
radi(c)al_cam, my comment was about the long run...

radi(c)al_cam, my comment was about the long run - the challenges in the US are systemic and not party specific. I don't see any reason to get in to polarizing arguments about current political...
Forum: Off Topic 05-16-2017
Replies: 61
Views: 1,979
Posted By Brian Legge
johnf04, thats my point. Its difficult to talk...

johnf04, thats my point. Its difficult to talk the topic without getting in to the peoples specific situations.

Ranchu, I agree that something will have to change in the long run. Automation is...
Forum: Off Topic 05-16-2017
Replies: 61
Views: 1,979
Posted By Brian Legge
I'm not totally sure why this broke down so...

I'm not totally sure why this broke down so quickly in to socialism vs capitalism. Honest question for the anti-capitalists responses -

If you were in a country where the majority of jobs no...
Forum: Off Topic 05-16-2017
Replies: 61
Views: 1,979
Posted By Brian Legge
I invest because I have no idea what will happen...

I invest because I have no idea what will happen to social security over the next 60 year. I'm been fortunate enough to make a decent living and believe its my responsibility to save now to minimize...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-27-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1,201
Posted By Brian Legge
Yeah, if they want to use it for advertising, its...

Yeah, if they want to use it for advertising, its totally understandable why they'd require a model release.

There is a big difference between a photographer publishing/selling prints of a photo...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-21-2017
Replies: 1,649
Views: 472,187
Posted By Brian Legge
I just missed out on a $800 35/1.4 pre-asph a few...

I just missed out on a $800 35/1.4 pre-asph a few weeks ago. This thread hurts even more now. ;)
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-19-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 1,357
Posted By Brian Legge
People can already find the cheap/free options...

People can already find the cheap/free options trivially on craigslist. I'll be shocked if this picks up any steam in practice. Its just one in a long line of startups that will be billing itself as...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-16-2017
Replies: 8,958
Views: 874,752
Posted By Brian Legge
DAG CLAs for a Summicron 35 v1 and Summicron DR....

DAG CLAs for a Summicron 35 v1 and Summicron DR. Not cheap and still untested - hopefully I can do some shooting this weekend - but it was worth it.

I'd been considering having it done for over a...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 02-10-2017
Replies: 103
Views: 7,856
Posted By Brian Legge
peterm1, in Seattle, I saw an antifa sort shove a...

peterm1, in Seattle, I saw an antifa sort shove a random person across a street during the Womens March. No idea who he shoved, but the crowd chanted 'this is a peaceful protest' and the aggressor...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 02-08-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 944
Posted By Brian Legge
HU: $65 Canon 50/1.2 hood and case

Not my ad but it seemed worth sharing - its one of the best deals I've seen on this:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Original-Lens-hood-for-Canon-50mm-f12-Leica-L39-screw-mount-Lens-LTM-M39-/192099755330
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-05-2017
Replies: 63
Views: 3,137
Posted By Brian Legge
I've only dropped one non-lens cap photography...

I've only dropped one non-lens cap photography ten... and it was an M4. I usually wear a camera bag across my chest. I quickly threw it over my shoulder once and it slipped off 5 minutes later.

It...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-03-2017
Replies: 73
Views: 3,321
Posted By Brian Legge
For most Leicas, look for a bright, contrasty...

For most Leicas, look for a bright, contrasty easy to use finder. From what I've seen, thats the most expensive part to have repaired. Shutter and curtains isues aren't cheap but the finder repair...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 01-23-2017
Replies: 103
Views: 7,856
Posted By Brian Legge
For those who are newer to RFF or who may have...

For those who are newer to RFF or who may have missed past threads, photographing protests isn't anything new:

https://www.google.com/search?q=site%3Arangefinderforum.com+protest

Photographers here...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 01-23-2017
Replies: 103
Views: 7,856
Posted By Brian Legge
I was at the Seattle march briefly picking up my...

I was at the Seattle march briefly picking up my wife. I hung around for 20 minutes and was totally overwhelmed by the scale. It was so packed that I didn't have much luck finding compositions I...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-15-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 1,596
Posted By Brian Legge
You might also want to consider the ZM 35/f2....

You might also want to consider the ZM 35/f2. You'll lose a bit of depth of field isolation/speed but it ought to be close from a general image quality standpoint. And its a damn fine lens that is...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-15-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1,459
Posted By Brian Legge
I'd start by looking at work that seems similar...

I'd start by looking at work that seems similar to what you'd like to shoot. Hopefully some of it either lets you guess a focal length or has the info. And I'd think about the sort of shooting you do...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-02-2017
Replies: 61
Views: 3,437
Posted By Brian Legge
Love the 50mm Elmar-M. They occasionally go for...

Love the 50mm Elmar-M. They occasionally go for $500-600. It has the right combination of compact size, image quality and short focus throw for me. Its a nice staple for a kit if those values...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-29-2016
Replies: 56
Views: 3,027
Posted By Brian Legge
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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-29-2016
Replies: 56
Views: 3,027
Posted By Brian Legge
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Forum: Photography General Interest 12-25-2016
Replies: 64
Views: 3,547
Posted By Brian Legge
A warm scarf, a $25 gift certificate for Kenmore...

A warm scarf, a $25 gift certificate for Kenmore Camera and a bottle of Jack Daniels to share with relatives.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-24-2016
Replies: 12
Views: 1,279
Posted By Brian Legge
I'm spending the holidays just outside Norwich...

I'm spending the holidays just outside Norwich with the in-laws. I spotted a good deal on Craigslist just after arriving here (M3, Summicron DR and a few other lenses for $500)... offered back in...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-21-2016
Replies: 54
Views: 3,935
Posted By Brian Legge
Nice setup! My wife has wanted a turntable for a...

Nice setup!

My wife has wanted a turntable for a while. She's been buying records without an ability to play them for at least two years. I picked up a Pro-ject Debut Carbon DC and Sonos Play:5 for...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-19-2016
Replies: 333
Views: 54,047
Posted By Brian Legge
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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-19-2016
Replies: 333
Views: 54,047
Posted By Brian Legge
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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-19-2016
Replies: 1,310
Views: 336,836
Posted By Brian Legge
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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-18-2016
Replies: 3,587
Views: 909,259
Posted By Brian Legge
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Forum: Photography General Interest 11-13-2016
Replies: 2,578
Views: 494,739
Posted By Brian Legge
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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-12-2016
Replies: 3,195
Views: 559,414
Posted By Brian Legge
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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-11-2016
Replies: 3,195
Views: 559,414
Posted By Brian Legge
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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-09-2016
Replies: 3,195
Views: 559,414
Posted By Brian Legge
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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-05-2016
Replies: 3,587
Views: 909,259
Posted By Brian Legge
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Forum: Photography General Interest 11-03-2016
Replies: 3,062
Views: 738,332
Posted By Brian Legge
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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-03-2016
Replies: 3,195
Views: 559,414
Posted By Brian Legge
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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-03-2016
Replies: 374
Views: 53,709
Posted By Brian Legge
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Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-12-2016
Replies: 16
Views: 2,987
Posted By Brian Legge
Agreed. I picked one up during their 30% off...

Agreed. I picked one up during their 30% off accessory sale in August. $69 shipped ($99 pre-discount which qualified it for free shipping).
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 09-29-2016
Replies: 19
Views: 3,574
Posted By Brian Legge
..was that the one recently for sale on a...

..was that the one recently for sale on a facebook group? That was an insane steal?
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 09-17-2016
Replies: 20
Views: 2,509
Posted By Brian Legge
Check out the latest Tenba DNA 8. Its my 'large...

Check out the latest Tenba DNA 8. Its my 'large bag' but is fantastic on all counts. To be honest, I'd have a difficult time recommending improvements to it.

That said, I do have a smaller bag I...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-04-2016
Replies: 11
Views: 1,307
Posted By Brian Legge
I used an M3 that had a light leak via the very...

I used an M3 that had a light leak via the very loose lug. While trying to isolate the leak, I put some thick black electrical tape on the back side of the lug in the body. That eliminated the leak...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-30-2016
Replies: 932
Views: 225,893
Posted By Brian Legge
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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-23-2016
Replies: 279
Views: 29,189
Posted By Brian Legge
Impromptu group...

Impromptu group photo

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Forum: Photography General Interest 08-23-2016
Replies: 2,578
Views: 494,739
Posted By Brian Legge
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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-22-2016
Replies: 3,195
Views: 559,414
Posted By Brian Legge
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Forum: Photography General Interest 08-20-2016
Replies: 8,958
Views: 874,752
Posted By Brian Legge
Gambled on a cheap Super Ikonta A. I have one in...

Gambled on a cheap Super Ikonta A. I have one in great condition with the exception of the bellows. Hopefully between the two I'll be able to assemble a working camera. At $40 shipped I'm willing to...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-14-2016
Replies: 26
Views: 1,897
Posted By Brian Legge
I'd use the goggles more if I had an easy case to...

I'd use the goggles more if I had an easy case to carry them in. I picked up a dr earlier in the year that came without the giggle case. I haven't found a practical way to carry them around yet.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 08-12-2016
Replies: 3
Views: 1,052
Posted By Brian Legge
Interesting - the prices are back up a bit. They...

Interesting - the prices are back up a bit. They were going for closer to $300 around last Christmas. It looks like they're back up to the $450-500 range.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-06-2016
Replies: 33
Views: 2,722
Posted By Brian Legge
You are correct. I took the pair on a roadtrip...

You are correct. I took the pair on a roadtrip down the California coast last year and was surprised how well they worked together.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-26-2016
Replies: 70
Views: 4,267
Posted By Brian Legge
Depending on your glasses, you might have a...

Depending on your glasses, you might have a difficult time seeing the wider framelines on many rangefinders. I'd really suggest getting your hands on a camera before buying it if at all possible to...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-24-2016
Replies: 117
Views: 6,687
Posted By Brian Legge
My wife's friend went through a similar situation...

My wife's friend went through a similar situation last year. Be sure to take it slow for a while and listen to your body; it took him a month or two before he was able to go full speed again.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 07-24-2016
Replies: 68
Views: 6,303
Posted By Brian Legge
I regularly take a Tenba DNA 8 out with a Rollei...

I regularly take a Tenba DNA 8 out with a Rollei and M. Two Ms wouldn't be a problem. It may be worth checking out. Love the zipper on the top as well as the sliding clasps/quiet velcro pairing.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-23-2016
Replies: 11
Views: 1,347
Posted By Brian Legge
Perhaps they're talking about single loose rolls...

Perhaps they're talking about single loose rolls vs 5 packs? Single loose rolls were discontinued years ago.

I haven't had any issues picking up rolls from 5 packs locally.
Forum: Travel 07-15-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 1,143
Posted By Brian Legge
I generally take one decent day vacation - 5 or 6...

I generally take one decent day vacation - 5 or 6 days - a year.

Our main reoccurring trips are LA (if I have time off in the early spring and want better weather than we have around here) and NYC....
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-13-2016
Replies: 41
Views: 5,135
Posted By Brian Legge
Late tessars ought to be relatively similar in...

Late tessars ought to be relatively similar in quality.

I spent some time trying to repair a well-used Yashica 124 that has issues with the film advance/shutter cocking. I wasn't impressed by the...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-11-2016
Replies: 3,587
Views: 909,259
Posted By Brian Legge
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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-08-2016
Replies: 455
Views: 65,568
Posted By Brian Legge
Fremont Solstice Parade. Seattle,...

Fremont Solstice Parade. Seattle, WA

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https://c7.staticflickr.com/8/7644/28108718326_eec913a0cb_c.jpg...
Forum: Nikon RF 07-07-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 1,158
Posted By Brian Legge
...not to be confused with a 'C' on the front of...

...not to be confused with a 'C' on the front of the lens/bevel used to indicated that the lens elements are coated. Lots of sellers seem to mix up those uses of a 'C'.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-06-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 1,130
Posted By Brian Legge
I think the rangefinder comment may be about the...

I think the rangefinder comment may be about the expense in repairing a damaged M rangefinder. The repair or replacement of a broken rangefinder may cost more than the M2/M3 itself.
Forum: RFF News 07-05-2016
Replies: 67
Views: 7,468
Posted By Brian Legge
Information has value because it drives eyes to...

Information has value because it drives eyes to webpages. It's difficult to keep information people want to see from becoming free. And with publication taking minutes, for-pay info can become free...
Forum: RFF News 07-04-2016
Replies: 67
Views: 7,468
Posted By Brian Legge
Context: I've never been a LHSA member. I...

Context: I've never been a LHSA member. I regularly shoot a film M and have a variety of lenses from different manufacturers including Leica. I haven't purchased any new gear from Leica primarily due...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 07-04-2016
Replies: 1,165
Views: 418,744
Posted By Brian Legge
Agfa Record III w/ Solinar...

Agfa Record III w/ Solinar 105/4.5

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Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-04-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 843
Posted By Brian Legge
I picked up an M3 here a while ago that turned...

I picked up an M3 here a while ago that turned out to have a light leak. I was able to track it to a loose takeup side strap lug. It may be worth fixing yours at some point even if you don't carry it...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-03-2016
Replies: 1,927
Views: 256,855
Posted By Brian Legge
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Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 07-02-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 2,096
Posted By Brian Legge
What are your metering needs? I found simple...

What are your metering needs? I found simple incident metering works for 95% of my shots. Rough, non-spot has covered the rest. No strobe support needed either.

For me, the L208 is great. It's...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-30-2016
Replies: 3,062
Views: 738,332
Posted By Brian Legge
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Forum: Photography General Interest 06-28-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 1,827
Posted By Brian Legge
I bought a CLA'd Canon 50/.95 for one cent....

I bought a CLA'd Canon 50/.95 for one cent. Unfortunately the seller backed out. ;)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-20-2016
Replies: 3,587
Views: 909,259
Posted By Brian Legge
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Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-17-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 2,134
Posted By Brian Legge
In addition, if you are scanning and are doing it...

In addition, if you are scanning and are doing it at max scanner resolution, you are like hitting scanner limits long before you are limited by the content of the negative. What resolution is it at?
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-15-2016
Replies: 1,927
Views: 256,855
Posted By Brian Legge
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Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-15-2016
Replies: 932
Views: 225,893
Posted By Brian Legge
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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-13-2016
Replies: 452
Views: 173,958
Posted By Brian Legge
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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-10-2016
Replies: 3,195
Views: 559,414
Posted By Brian Legge
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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-08-2016
Replies: 3,587
Views: 909,259
Posted By Brian Legge
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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-07-2016
Replies: 3,587
Views: 909,259
Posted By Brian Legge
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Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-06-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 2,291
Posted By Brian Legge
So given a desire for higher more...

So given a desire for higher more sharpness/contrast -

If you want something safe (ie no worries about condition) and can afford it, I'd seriously consider either the Zeiss Planar 50/2 or...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-06-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 2,291
Posted By Brian Legge
What specifically don't you like about thw...

What specifically don't you like about thw Jupiter 8? That could inform suggestions.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-05-2016
Replies: 542
Views: 84,032
Posted By Brian Legge
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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-04-2016
Replies: 515
Views: 45,812
Posted By Brian Legge
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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-04-2016
Replies: 601
Views: 51,575
Posted By Brian Legge
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Photographer at Folklife in Seattle, WA
Leica M4 / Summicron 35 v1 / Acros
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 05-30-2016
Replies: 52
Views: 6,965
Posted By Brian Legge
I have folders I love. I've also had ones that...

I have folders I love.

I've also had ones that were virtually unfixable. One had slightly bent struts and a uneven film plane. Another had been opened without cushioning and the spring had bent...
Forum: Olympus RF 05-23-2016
Replies: 12
Views: 3,003
Posted By Brian Legge
I paid quite a bit to have one professionally...

I paid quite a bit to have one professionally CLA'd a while ago. It had sticky blades again about two years later. Be careful about spending too much on on - even a working model. Due to the design,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-22-2016
Replies: 8,958
Views: 874,752
Posted By Brian Legge
Traded in some underused gear for a 90mm macro...

Traded in some underused gear for a 90mm macro elmar.

Looking back over pictures I've shot the last few years, a surprising number of keepers were taken with longer lenses. I don't carry them...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-15-2016
Replies: 3,587
Views: 909,259
Posted By Brian Legge
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Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 05-14-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 2,011
Posted By Brian Legge
The first and last shots were taken at 1/40th. In...

The first and last shots were taken at 1/40th. In the first, I'm willing to bet the dog was moving enough to make it blurry. if the last was handheld and if you were hoping for a really sharp...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-12-2016
Replies: 374
Views: 53,709
Posted By Brian Legge
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Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-12-2016
Replies: 932
Views: 225,893
Posted By Brian Legge
Rolleiflex 2.8C Xenotar Konica Centuria 100 (15...

Rolleiflex 2.8C Xenotar
Konica Centuria 100 (15 years expired)

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Forum: Photography General Interest 05-11-2016
Replies: 88
Views: 9,526
Posted By Brian Legge
They have a bargain condition M6 TTL/0.85 for...

They have a bargain condition M6 TTL/0.85 for $1,300. That would be a nice deal if the offer applies to it and if its in good working condition.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-10-2016
Replies: 374
Views: 53,709
Posted By Brian Legge
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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-09-2016
Replies: 374
Views: 53,709
Posted By Brian Legge
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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-09-2016
Replies: 3,587
Views: 909,259
Posted By Brian Legge
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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-09-2016
Replies: 525
Views: 48,375
Posted By Brian Legge
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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-05-2016
Replies: 479
Views: 36,971
Posted By Brian Legge
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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-02-2016
Replies: 1,310
Views: 336,836
Posted By Brian Legge
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Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-02-2016
Replies: 78
Views: 4,256
Posted By Brian Legge
I think those phrases are people explaining the...

I think those phrases are people explaining the 'why' to 'because I like it'. ;)
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-02-2016
Replies: 40
Views: 2,699
Posted By Brian Legge
This is going to be highly subjective based on...

This is going to be highly subjective based on preferred image looks, ergonomics, price ranges, etc.

My personal favorite it a late contax mount Carl Zeiss 50/1.4 with an ltm adapter. It produces...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-01-2016
Replies: 78
Views: 4,256
Posted By Brian Legge
I have some intentional redundancies that cover...

I have some intentional redundancies that cover different tradeoffs (Elmar-m 50 for size, ZM Planar for quality, Nikkor 50mm 1.4 for sonnar/single coated look, CV 50mm 1.1 for nighttime shooting,...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-30-2016
Replies: 828
Views: 92,248
Posted By Brian Legge
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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-29-2016
Replies: 1,748
Views: 284,509
Posted By Brian Legge
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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-29-2016
Replies: 452
Views: 173,958
Posted By Brian Legge
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Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 04-28-2016
Replies: 1,631
Views: 103,529
Posted By Brian Legge
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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-28-2016
Replies: 91
Views: 16,835
Posted By Brian Legge
Summicron 50mm...

Summicron 50mm DR
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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-28-2016
Replies: 91
Views: 16,835
Posted By Brian Legge
Summicron 50mm...

Summicron 50mm DR
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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-26-2016
Replies: 3,587
Views: 909,259
Posted By Brian Legge
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Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-26-2016
Replies: 173
Views: 24,843
Posted By Brian Legge
Cleaned a lens and put a filter on 15 minutes...

Cleaned a lens and put a filter on 15 minutes later. It wasn't totally dry and steamed up a bit during a bus ride. I took a few shots before realizing it and giving the lens time to dry. Heres...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-25-2016
Replies: 39
Views: 7,986
Posted By Brian Legge
I should note that I found two stand workarounds...

I should note that I found two stand workarounds that helped with uneven development:

- Periodic agitation. I inverted 4 times over the course of development and found that was sufficient. I may...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-24-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 3,843
Posted By Brian Legge
I think the marking on the top of the M4 comes...

I think the marking on the top of the M4 comes from installation of the meter.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-24-2016
Replies: 39
Views: 7,986
Posted By Brian Legge
I use Rodinal/Adonal for traditional (ie...

I use Rodinal/Adonal for traditional (ie non-stand) development. I played with stand for a brief period to see if it was worth more exploration but had too many uneven development issues.

I also use...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-18-2016
Replies: 8,958
Views: 874,752
Posted By Brian Legge
Swapped a bunch of underused gear and picked up a...

Swapped a bunch of underused gear and picked up a reasonably clean Summicron DR in the process. I shot half a roll with it over the weekend and am looking forward to the results.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-14-2016
Replies: 22
Views: 1,600
Posted By Brian Legge
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Forum: Photography General Interest 04-08-2016
Replies: 16
Views: 1,605
Posted By Brian Legge
Well that's going to encourage a bunch of people...

Well that's going to encourage a bunch of people to use drones illegally. Or at least they're not legal in most Washington parks. I understand the reasoning but it's a shame as some of the footage...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-06-2016
Replies: 3,587
Views: 909,259
Posted By Brian Legge
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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-03-2016
Replies: 595
Views: 88,043
Posted By Brian Legge
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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-03-2016
Replies: 1,310
Views: 336,836
Posted By Brian Legge
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Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 04-03-2016
Replies: 1,856
Views: 373,589
Posted By Brian Legge
Does 'recently developed'...

Does 'recently developed' count?

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Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 04-03-2016
Replies: 1,856
Views: 373,589
Posted By Brian Legge
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Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-31-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 1,369
Posted By Brian Legge
Buy a Leica, Voigtlander or Rayqual one....

Buy a Leica, Voigtlander or Rayqual one. Unbranded adapters may focus incorrectly, not go to infinity, etc. Dealing with the generics can be a massive hassle.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-30-2016
Replies: 69
Views: 5,059
Posted By Brian Legge
If you have a strong preference for a non-black...

If you have a strong preference for a non-black lens but like the Elmar V2, you might want to consider the Konica 50/2.4
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