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Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-09-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 1,080
Posted By k__43
someone will end up with my old M9 in pink...

someone will end up with my old M9 in pink leatherette. What a sad thought.
That said .. I swapped it in for a 262 and couldn't be happier with the upgrade.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-17-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 2,727
Posted By k__43
To clarify, the corners aren’t totally garbage....

To clarify, the corners aren’t totally garbage. they are at f/8 what I remember the ASPH looked like at f/2. I haven’t bought that lens for the corners of the frame, I bought it for film and my...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-17-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 2,727
Posted By k__43
When the center is in focus at infinity and the...

When the center is in focus at infinity and the corners aren’t then there is no amount of calibration that would fix that, right?
The thing out of alignment is the RF cam, I can still focus infinity...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-17-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 2,727
Posted By k__43
I just received a 7A 35/2. Bought it for the M6...

I just received a 7A 35/2. Bought it for the M6 but tried it on my M262.
I used to have a ASPH cron but I had to let it go, so I can only compare to a Minolta 40/2 (which really is no fair...
Forum: Travel 01-01-2019
Replies: 898
Poll: Berlin?
Views: 114,423
Posted By k__43
'sup? .--- -.. . .. . . . . .. .....- .

'sup?

.--- -.. . .. . . . . .. .....- .
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-25-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 1,463
Posted By k__43
I had a Canadian V4 and when I got it the plastic...

I had a Canadian V4 and when I got it the plastic lens part was way too loose in the cam part. I cleaned the threads added some loctide medium and it was fine for the rest of the time I owned it.
I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-25-2018
Replies: 62
Views: 1,697
Posted By k__43
M262 (upgrade) originally I only planned for a M9...

M262 (upgrade) originally I only planned for a M9 repair but the deal was too good
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-30-2018
Replies: 176
Views: 10,599
Posted By k__43
I had the ultron 35/1.7 II and hated the...

I had the ultron 35/1.7 II and hated the handling.. this one looks much nicer.
the question I'd have regarding focus coupling: does the 0.7/0.58m figures come from the cam actually "ending" at...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-01-2018
Replies: 83
Views: 6,347
Posted By k__43
Leica has a trade in for these cameras I think....

Leica has a trade in for these cameras I think. Ask them directly.

1300gpb for a working ME (no corrosion) seems like a bad deal too.
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 06-01-2018
Replies: 76
Views: 17,107
Posted By k__43
I am considering throwing out the M9/35CRONASPH...

I am considering throwing out the M9/35CRONASPH combo for a used Q

It's a tough decision cos I really love the RF feeling but I'd also love to be a bit faster w/ focusing in low light (also the...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 07-15-2017
Replies: 42
Views: 3,161
Posted By k__43
Oly Mju-1, Konica A4, Oly LT-1

Oly Mju-1, Konica A4, Oly LT-1
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-08-2017
Replies: 26
Views: 3,318
Posted By k__43
I once compared some scans of the same neg...

I once compared some scans of the same neg against each other. not looking for color but resolution. I applied no sharpener, straight from the source.
http://kayknofe.de/ComparesCrop.jpg
Note that my...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-02-2017
Replies: 323
Views: 25,462
Posted By k__43
I was disappointed by the Fuji XE-1. It was so...

I was disappointed by the Fuji XE-1. It was so damn slow in bad light, doesn't really need to be dark just not sunny. I came from a Oly E-P1 and a loaner X100 (which impressed me a lot, although it...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-02-2017
Replies: 323
Views: 25,462
Posted By k__43
I second everyone else here - I made the switch...

I second everyone else here - I made the switch from a Ultron-M to a ASPH and don't regret it. I didn't do it for sharpness but for ergonomics, it's better wide open than the Ultron too. Stopped down...
Forum: Optics Theory - 04-20-2017
Replies: 79
Views: 7,844
Posted By k__43
while we are at simple lens MF cameras - the Agfa...

while we are at simple lens MF cameras - the Agfa Clack corrected the the meniskus with a bend film rail - basically the same trick the human eye uses (sort of). it gets quite good results actually....
Forum: Optics Theory - 04-20-2017
Replies: 79
Views: 7,844
Posted By k__43
I'd like to mix my personal view on this. I think...

I'd like to mix my personal view on this. I think a sonnar has more elements in it than a tessar but to me the sonnar formula is the one resulting in the most interesting transitions from focus to...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-11-2017
Replies: 134
Views: 10,793
Posted By k__43
I had a Rolleicord II, III and V (w/o b) - that...

I had a Rolleicord II, III and V (w/o b) - that last one is the prime Rolleicord in my opinion (the b moved the focus to the other side prohibiting one hand usage). Each Rolleicord generation usually...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 04-11-2017
Replies: 62
Views: 4,267
Posted By k__43
I was lucky to get a cheap new MF glassles holder...

I was lucky to get a cheap new MF glassles holder because the one that came with the scanner was broken.

I have no issue with it in 4 out of 5 rolls of C41. But sometimes the film just don't want...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 04-10-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 1,845
Posted By k__43
The Trip is awesome! I was blown away from what...

The Trip is awesome! I was blown away from what I've got from that little thing!
Trip 35 + flash is super!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-10-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 699
Posted By k__43
I used the 12504 because of the gimmicky series...

I used the 12504 because of the gimmicky series filter on my V4

https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5199/14052672564_784006d533_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/npMBY1)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/npMBY1) by Kay K...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 04-07-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 4,354
Posted By k__43
Yes it's a good feature you get with a leaf...

Yes it's a good feature you get with a leaf shutter. But my favorite thing about leaf shutter is the little noise they make compared.

A D810 is 1/320th according to the website, which freezes time...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 04-07-2017
Replies: 62
Views: 4,267
Posted By k__43
No color perfect. As I said straight Vuescan....

No color perfect. As I said straight Vuescan.
Vuescan is great once you wrapped your head around it. You get quite consistent output from any scanner .. I used so far:
Plustek 8200
Canon...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 04-07-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 4,354
Posted By k__43
yeah those portraits have something large...

yeah those portraits have something large format-esque going for them. I like them, except mabe the diver/squid one - that almost looks like he is a cutout.

while the leave shutter makes this...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 04-07-2017
Replies: 62
Views: 4,267
Posted By k__43
In regards to color. I find that using this...

In regards to color.
I find that using this workflow
Vuescan(generic film setting)-->Jpeg24bit-->repairing the minor color errors in low and high and gamma in a curve tool per channel (Aperture,...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 04-07-2017
Replies: 62
Views: 4,267
Posted By k__43
Love mine, works like a dream. Excellet results...

Love mine, works like a dream.
Excellet results too (just scan in fine mode)
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 04-06-2017
Replies: 38
Views: 7,600
Posted By k__43
I had a J12 (prolly bad copy), 2 Canon 35/1.8 and...

I had a J12 (prolly bad copy), 2 Canon 35/1.8 and one Canon 35/2
The only one of the bunch I'd buy again is the f/2 canon!
Save some more money and buy that!

another alternative might be the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-05-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 1,252
Posted By k__43
because it's in good condition ;)

because it's in good condition ;)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-05-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 1,252
Posted By k__43
The M7 has definitely a great Viewfinder. Big &...

The M7 has definitely a great Viewfinder. Big & hard edged RF patch
Killer with flash and also without. I do a lot of night shooting handheld at f/4 .. the bigger format and the gentle shutter allow...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 04-05-2017
Replies: 128
Views: 47,985
Posted By k__43
https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7500/15225181193_74f...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7500/15225181193_74f449b615_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pcp2W2)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/pcp2W2) by Kay K (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kay__k/), on...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-05-2017
Replies: 46
Views: 4,106
Posted By k__43
both my M6 and M9 have black electrical tape....

both my M6 and M9 have black electrical tape.
sorry .. but the red dot is too much and the big white engravings waaay too shiny. I didn't wanted to paint it over for resale value.
Forum: Travel 04-04-2017
Replies: 17
Views: 1,944
Posted By k__43
Yeah you can walk on the runway. People? Go to...

Yeah you can walk on the runway.
People? Go to Prenzlauer Berg or Kreuzberg, a lot of people out on sunny days.
Cold war .. hmm Teufelsberg and the big surveillance station there.
The Checkpoint...
Forum: Travel 04-04-2017
Replies: 17
Views: 1,944
Posted By k__43
first off: congrats on the choice of month....

first off:
congrats on the choice of month. Berlin is definitely much nicer between may and september.

secondly:
neighborhoods in the "Ring" (which is the train ring around the downtown areas) are...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-02-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 1,831
Posted By k__43
I have this sometimes even when I carefully...

I have this sometimes even when I carefully compose to level, that in the moment I release the shutter I slightly push down the camera. this produces such consistent tilted shots as you have.
Most...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 03-17-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 4,726
Posted By k__43
I had the 43 and have the 65. the 43 had a lot of...

I had the 43 and have the 65. the 43 had a lot of vignetting but I liked that.
both lenses are so crazy sharp really! The 80mm is supposed to be even more.
Btw I sold the 43 because the closest...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-27-2017
Replies: 131
Views: 10,167
Posted By k__43
most fun in the moment: M9 + flash for this "in...

most fun in the moment: M9 + flash for this "in your face" party pics, i also used a konica A4 (big mini) which sadly died recently
least fun: Praktica BC1
Forum: Photo Software 02-17-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 1,762
Posted By k__43
I don't see why one should try this? It is not...

I don't see why one should try this?
It is not going to look better than digital HDR and not much like film, so why spend so much?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-11-2017
Replies: 79
Views: 3,382
Posted By k__43
Oh, yeah .. I also once shot ilford HP5...

Oh, yeah .. I also once shot ilford HP5 (pre-plus) with 72 frames - took for ever!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-11-2017
Replies: 79
Views: 3,382
Posted By k__43
I recently shot a roll of consumer AGFA C41 with...

I recently shot a roll of consumer AGFA C41 with 15 frames, that better? :D

I'm with you tho - don't get the advantage of 24 frame film today.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 02-01-2017
Replies: 161
Views: 33,250
Posted By k__43
I have no shots online in the moment to show it...

I have no shots online in the moment to show it but I wanted to throw in that it performs excellent on the M9. Better than the 35/2 V4 and my 40/2 Crons.
I am still no fan of the design but I'm...
Forum: Travel 01-31-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1,536
Posted By k__43
If you do it right they don't scratch ever. The...

If you do it right they don't scratch ever. The closing mechanism is quite solid too, they don't open accidentally either (well I have one or two candidates that are worn out so I'm more carefully...
Forum: Travel 01-31-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1,536
Posted By k__43
I've been on a trip thru china, HK and taiwan. My...

I've been on a trip thru china, HK and taiwan. My films got scanned many many times (ISO800 & 1600 C41 and pushed Neopan400 inclueded). I had no artifacts on them - nowadays the radiation is very...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-23-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 924
Posted By k__43
intriguing :D

intriguing :D
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-23-2017
Replies: 17
Views: 1,687
Posted By k__43
No, I bought those rolls of natura in HK. You...

No, I bought those rolls of natura in HK.
You are most probably right.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-23-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 924
Posted By k__43
thanks. I guess I have to try myself then :D

thanks.
I guess I have to try myself then :D
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-23-2017
Replies: 17
Views: 1,687
Posted By k__43
Quite a nice film actually. I tend to expose at...

Quite a nice film actually. I tend to expose at ca. ISO800 tho (all mostly guesswork anyway)

https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7521/15420341144_d677ca0dc5_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/puDhbL)Mexikaner...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-22-2017
Replies: 52
Views: 3,058
Posted By k__43
same here ;) just press the shutter again and...

same here ;)
just press the shutter again and after releasing it "advances" again.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 01-18-2017
Replies: 629
Views: 48,694
Posted By k__43
Oh, I'll own one! I'm sure - 8 years from now,...

Oh, I'll own one! I'm sure - 8 years from now, when people are in the market for M15s

Am I the only one that is sad they have lost the frame line illumination window since the 240 (Audi M9)? I...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-18-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 924
Posted By k__43
Lomo C41 ISO 800 anyone?

Lomography is selling a 3pack of ISO800 36frames for 15€ here.
Which is one Euro cheaper than Xtra800 per single roll. Since they also sell 200 & 400 I suspect it actually is just Fuji re-branded....
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-12-2017
Replies: 68
Views: 7,075
Posted By k__43
I'm really tempted to buy a used Ultron 21/1.8...

I'm really tempted to buy a used Ultron 21/1.8
it works well with sensors as far as I've seen. No color shifts etc.
I use the CV25 too but mostly convert to b/w since I found that corner fix only...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-12-2017
Replies: 42
Views: 3,109
Posted By k__43
I bought the M9 to shoot at private parties and...

I bought the M9 to shoot at private parties and such, since the turnaround time with film was getting ridiculous since I got my son. This works great IMO, most people don't care for prints anymore...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-08-2017
Replies: 26
Views: 3,626
Posted By k__43
E100VS...

E100VS
https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7161/6700523051_fbb48c00e2_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/bd6W4v)... (https://flic.kr/p/bd6W4v) by Kay K (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kay__k/), on...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 01-06-2017
Replies: 629
Views: 48,694
Posted By k__43
I think with the M line Leica should stay with...

I think with the M line Leica should stay with the roots. They have the other lines for all the EVF, AF and video-taking capabilities.
When someone buys an M, he/she buys it for being dead simple to...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-06-2017
Replies: 203
Views: 17,743
Posted By k__43
oh my .. the innards of my freezer just lost some...

oh my .. the innards of my freezer just lost some value :D


as for which formula: I don't care - I love them all, as long as it isn't Elitechrome Extra Color. That one I didn't care about
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 12-24-2016
Replies: 16
Views: 5,365
Posted By k__43
care to share? :D I bought the Leica Repair...

care to share? :D
I bought the Leica Repair Manual - which is quite helpful but does't cover everything.
Forum: Travel 12-20-2016
Replies: 898
Poll: Berlin?
Views: 114,423
Posted By k__43
yeah. Might be my overly cynic view on things...

yeah.
Might be my overly cynic view on things but most people here were expecting this sooner or later. So while the amount of dead people is horrifying I'm actually relieved it wasn't more.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 12-05-2016
Replies: 124
Views: 11,077
Posted By k__43
If you wait for the price to meet your set budget...

If you wait for the price to meet your set budget you miss out on a digital Leica while waiting.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 11-21-2016
Replies: 47
Views: 4,871
Posted By k__43
By the title I thought this is a thread about my...

By the title I thought this is a thread about my photos
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-17-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 1,408
Posted By k__43
that screw looks like someone used the wrong tool...

that screw looks like someone used the wrong tool for it.
does the small arm actually hit the stopper at all? it looks a bit like there is a gap between them.

as for the bending job .. just pull...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-16-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 1,408
Posted By k__43
something must block the arm from going out all...

something must block the arm from going out all the way. it might be that the whole arm is bend upwards but I don't think that is the case. Most likely the stopper for the little arm that controls...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 11-12-2016
Replies: 629
Views: 48,694
Posted By k__43
wow! finally a digital M as thin as the M2/3/4/6...

wow! finally a digital M as thin as the M2/3/4/6 it seems .. good idea moving the flange like this to achieve the clearance for the sensor thickness!
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-09-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 1,256
Posted By k__43
Great article - I always wondered! I am happy...

Great article - I always wondered!

I am happy as a one could be with my LS-8000 - never wanted to "upgrade" even less now.
Two observations I had with it that I'd like to run by you:
- C41 B/W...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-03-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 1,906
Posted By k__43
That is actually very cool information there. I...

That is actually very cool information there. I just checked - mine has a different problem. The motor driver ICs get their voltage.
I wonder if the problem with mine is similar tho.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-02-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 1,906
Posted By k__43
My wife's Hexar seems completely dead too (i.e....

My wife's Hexar seems completely dead too (i.e. it says nothing at all). What a shame, she used it rarely but made great shots with it.

What do you mean with "The power will not stay on" ? Is the...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-01-2016
Replies: 11
Views: 1,299
Posted By k__43
so has the scanner survived the trip?

so has the scanner survived the trip?
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-27-2016
Replies: 42
Views: 3,399
Posted By k__43
I ran into a terrible bug in Mavericks already,...

I ran into a terrible bug in Mavericks already, so I'm guessing it's not going to be better in Sierra.

Has anyone SilverEfex? How is it working? I depend on it for my digital stuff. It had some...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-26-2016
Replies: 42
Views: 3,399
Posted By k__43
The last upgrade I did was wrecking Aperture3 for...

The last upgrade I did was wrecking Aperture3 for me, can't get any worse.
I initially thought everything is working fine and found the bug way too late to go back to the old system now.
I guess...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-21-2016
Replies: 101
Views: 6,136
Posted By k__43
Me .. one from 1958 (push button rewind)

Me .. one from 1958 (push button rewind)
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 09-20-2016
Replies: 41
Views: 5,042
Posted By k__43
harder to build but I'd love one.

harder to build but I'd love one.
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 09-19-2016
Replies: 41
Views: 5,042
Posted By k__43
i find 62x62 shouts Instax backs for hassy

i find 62x62 shouts Instax backs for hassy
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-16-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 1,552
Posted By k__43
maybe leave it uncoded when there is no color...

maybe leave it uncoded when there is no color shift? repair vignette in post.
better no correction than the wrong ones, right - no?
if you want it just for the EXIF the ASPH Lux should be fine
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-12-2016
Replies: 34
Views: 3,610
Posted By k__43
already have one :D but you are right

already have one :D
but you are right
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-12-2016
Replies: 20
Views: 3,412
Posted By k__43
no - I have the M9 for private reasons, like...

no - I have the M9 for private reasons, like shooting family, parties with friends and such.
The walk around photos will stay on film for now.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-10-2016
Replies: 20
Views: 3,412
Posted By k__43
Bought mine 2 months ago, love it!

Bought mine 2 months ago, love it!
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 09-09-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 3,019
Posted By k__43
Enjoy the city!

Enjoy the city!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-09-2016
Replies: 53
Views: 6,400
Posted By k__43
My M2 with the old style take up has the same...

My M2 with the old style take up has the same problem. Maybe it is indeed the pressure plate that is not pressing enough?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-08-2016
Replies: 53
Views: 6,400
Posted By k__43
So one thought .. If one winds the film back as...

So one thought ..
If one winds the film back as far as it goes when the release was not activated and then keeps the finger on the rewind thus not allowing the film to unwind again and the only...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-08-2016
Replies: 11
Views: 1,299
Posted By k__43
I bought a LS8000 scanner and it was shipped to...

I bought a LS8000 scanner and it was shipped to me with DHL and when I got it it did not really pull in the film holder and after I tried a couple of times (cold sweat running down my forehead) it...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-08-2016
Replies: 34
Views: 3,610
Posted By k__43
wow .. that looks great! Also cheaper than a...

wow .. that looks great! Also cheaper than a MS-Optical conversion.
I might start looking for a dead minilux now.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-07-2016
Replies: 34
Views: 3,610
Posted By k__43
That Hexar lens on a M-Leica would be nice but I...

That Hexar lens on a M-Leica would be nice but I doubt that it would come cheaper than other available lenses if you do not already have a donor. (i have a dead Hexar in the drawer I really wonder...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-05-2016
Replies: 53
Views: 6,400
Posted By k__43
Yay Gabor! Thanks for checking! I hope that is...

Yay Gabor! Thanks for checking!
I hope that is it. If this solves that problem I might like shooting my M2 more.
With the LS8000 scanner uneven frame spacing is really annoying too.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-05-2016
Replies: 53
Views: 6,400
Posted By k__43
Ok .. here is my theory. Don't slap me if I'm...

Ok .. here is my theory. Don't slap me if I'm wrong.
I think the M Leica "counts" sprockets with those transport gears next to the frame opening. It seems like the film slips over the teeth of this...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-05-2016
Replies: 53
Views: 6,400
Posted By k__43
My M2 has too wide spacing sometimes but now that...

My M2 has too wide spacing sometimes but now that you wrote this I think it is indeed more with IXMOOS and the thin films I usually load in them (Retro80s or Ilford Surveillance P3)
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 09-02-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 3,019
Posted By k__43
I'm super happy. I am born in Leipzig and I was...

I'm super happy. I am born in Leipzig and I was always sad when I came by there seeing that this beautiful house decaying away even without knowing the history of it. I came by there pretty often to...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 08-31-2016
Replies: 11
Views: 1,936
Posted By k__43
So I got one and the problem does annoy me a bit...

So I got one and the problem does annoy me a bit but not as much as I would have thought.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 08-31-2016
Replies: 161
Views: 33,250
Posted By k__43
I've bought one after I sold my Summicron 35 V4...

I've bought one after I sold my Summicron 35 V4 to pay for the M9.
I have to admit that lens really performs! BUT I just don't like using it very much. I don't like that the close focus is closer...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-29-2016
Replies: 46
Views: 3,630
Posted By k__43
I had a M2 first and later got an M6 mainly cos I...

I had a M2 first and later got an M6 mainly cos I wanted a black camera.
The M2 had one CLA already and got the curtains fixed. I've still both cameras but I rather like using the M6 since it is...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 08-26-2016
Replies: 97
Views: 44,089
Posted By k__43
:D 10CHARXTRA

:D





10CHARXTRA
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-23-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 1,474
Posted By k__43
I've shot a lot of Ilford surveillance film which...

I've shot a lot of Ilford surveillance film which was basically exactly like the one 72 shots roll of Ilford HP5 (w/o plus) I had (less fogged tho). I developed it like HP5+ and it came out fine. So...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-05-2016
Replies: 8,958
Views: 874,929
Posted By k__43
CV 35/1.7 new version in black after I bought a...

CV 35/1.7 new version in black after I bought a summarit 35 and got scammed (but haven't lost money with lots of luck)
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-03-2016
Replies: 59
Views: 8,162
Posted By k__43
https://c3.staticflickr.com/8/7651/28338517186_05a...

https://c3.staticflickr.com/8/7651/28338517186_05aab350c5_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/KbbiRU)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/KbbiRU) by Kay K (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kay__k/), on...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-31-2016
Replies: 33
Views: 4,222
Posted By k__43
As far as 28s go I'm a fan of the Voigtländer...

As far as 28s go I'm a fan of the Voigtländer 28/3.5 but I don't like 28mm frame lines so I sold it
Forum: Travel 07-30-2016
Replies: 898
Poll: Berlin?
Views: 114,423
Posted By k__43
HA .. notifications are back! this weekend?...

HA .. notifications are back!

this weekend? next week? after that I'm gone for a fortnight
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-26-2016
Replies: 465
Views: 96,167
Posted By k__43
https://c7.staticflickr.com/2/1657/26427036390_79e...

https://c7.staticflickr.com/2/1657/26427036390_79e9ff581e_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Gggtds)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/Gggtds) by Kay K (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kay__k/), on...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-26-2016
Replies: 48
Views: 4,905
Posted By k__43
Well with this lens you always need to "help" the...

Well with this lens you always need to "help" the contrast a bit as you know :D

Yes - head & shoulders fill the height of a frame in landscape orientation
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-26-2016
Replies: 48
Views: 4,905
Posted By k__43
I'm really interested to see how the summarit...

I'm really interested to see how the summarit compares on film to the summicron v4 I had before and against the cron-c 40 on sensor. I think it's a cool lens but well see. I can always resell.

So...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-26-2016
Replies: 48
Views: 4,905
Posted By k__43
Ok .. this is for the Industar 61 not 26M but it...

Ok .. this is for the Industar 61 not 26M but it might not be a big difference:
http://www.pentax-manuals.com/repairs/i6ldservice.pdf

You'd need a lens spanner to open it but the good news is there...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-26-2016
Replies: 48
Views: 4,905
Posted By k__43
Well I wasn't worried, I'm just happy that out of...

Well I wasn't worried, I'm just happy that out of dumb luck it was way easier than I anticipated. That lens isn't that hard to work on when you have a M9 for the adjustments.

Thanks for the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-25-2016
Replies: 465
Views: 96,167
Posted By k__43
https://c5.staticflickr.com/8/7472/16160709700_e3f...

https://c5.staticflickr.com/8/7472/16160709700_e3f4014066_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/qC4RXS)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/qC4RXS) by Kay K (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kay__k/), on...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-25-2016
Replies: 117
Views: 6,688
Posted By k__43
glad you are well! I once fell thru a hole in a...

glad you are well!

I once fell thru a hole in a bridge while a train was running below me as a late teenager. I landed on a girder 1m below the hole and only had a bleeding wound at my shin from...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-23-2016
Replies: 48
Views: 4,905
Posted By k__43
SOOOO ... HA! I used some drops of Isopropanol...

SOOOO ...
HA!

I used some drops of Isopropanol on the aperture collar and I could turn it around about 90° - it's still brutal stiff. This has two results: 1) this is enough so I could correct its...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-23-2016
Replies: 48
Views: 4,905
Posted By k__43
cool I believe I will leave & use the lens as...

cool

I believe I will leave & use the lens as is now. I think for short distances it works and I will rarely or never shoot further than 5-10m at f/1.5. It's really sharp at f/4.
Even the...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-23-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 1,823
Posted By k__43
Oh, I see - but you need a 28mm aux finder now...

Oh, I see - but you need a 28mm aux finder now too :D
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-23-2016
Replies: 48
Views: 4,905
Posted By k__43
Yeah, that was what I used for working on my...

Yeah, that was what I used for working on my lens. well written piece.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-22-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 1,823
Posted By k__43
I follow Gary Gumanow for years now. He is a...

I follow Gary Gumanow for years now. He is a great photographer! I totally adore his SWC shots.

As for the other Garry, I believe he used a canon 28/2.8 but I can be wrong

I did print stuff from...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-22-2016
Replies: 48
Views: 4,905
Posted By k__43
Screws are out, the ring sits tight. I believe...

Screws are out, the ring sits tight. I believe it's glued in. The aperture itself goes nicely from f1.5 to f8 and then gets a bit stiffer but I like that: since I have no clickstops it's a way of...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-22-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 1,823
Posted By k__43
Kostja, you made me look at my old shots with the...

Kostja, you made me look at my old shots with the 28 V3 and now I feel all nostalgic.

..
got
to
resist
GAS!
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-22-2016
Replies: 48
Views: 4,905
Posted By k__43
Not really, besides hand warming. What would you...

Not really, besides hand warming. What would you suggest as a heat source ? a hair dryer?

I mean the ring in the moment is about half a centimeter away from where it should be. but that could...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-22-2016
Replies: 48
Views: 4,905
Posted By k__43
sometimes I wish there would be an ignore button...

sometimes I wish there would be an ignore button around here!
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-22-2016
Replies: 48
Views: 4,905
Posted By k__43
No man, that was hypothetical .. lens is fine and...

No man, that was hypothetical .. lens is fine and I just gave it a CLA. Get of my back! If I had 700€ to spend I would get a V3 summicron. The J3+ is interesting but no one sells it used and I'm not...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-22-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 1,823
Posted By k__43
I used the V3 on my M2 for some time with...

I used the V3 on my M2 for some time with guessing, blockage was okish - the balance on the camera was nice. I got an auxiliary finder cos I fu¢kd the portrait orientation shots up, for landscape it...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-21-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 2,454
Posted By k__43
I was blown away by that little lens when I got...

I was blown away by that little lens when I got the camera - it's so freaking sharp in the center! I'm sure this is not purely resolution but extremely high micro contrast but I liked it a lot. It...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-21-2016
Replies: 48
Views: 4,905
Posted By k__43
Yeah .. the all except the last pre-asph. As I...

Yeah .. the all except the last pre-asph.
As I stated earlier if the price point would be as low as the russian lenses I would still attempt to change that. It's easier to throw 100€ in the garbage...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-21-2016
Replies: 48
Views: 4,905
Posted By k__43
Maybe all true about that summarit but I've seen...

Maybe all true about that summarit but I've seen and handled a V1 Summilux and I'd swap my Jupiters for one without hesitation
I really wish they'd have used brass for that lens not aluminium. I...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-21-2016
Replies: 48
Views: 4,905
Posted By k__43
Oh, right. I guess I'm lucky that will never get...

Oh, right. I guess I'm lucky that will never get a Russian LTM camera ever again :)
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-20-2016
Replies: 48
Views: 4,905
Posted By k__43
OK .. just checked again .. I am almost spot on...

OK .. just checked again .. I am almost spot on at 0,7m and have ca. 1cm front focus at a 1m. I'd love someone to comment on my initial thought.
Is this just because the shim is a bit too thick (I...
Forum: Travel 07-20-2016
Replies: 898
Poll: Berlin?
Views: 114,423
Posted By k__43
Thank you Klaus!

Thank you Klaus!
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-20-2016
Replies: 48
Views: 4,905
Posted By k__43
History session is ON LOL Wulfthari .. I...

History session is ON
LOL


Wulfthari .. I don't know where your focus was aimed there but I agree with Johan, it seems your lens is front focusing a good bit at close focus. If it catches up till...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-20-2016
Replies: 28
Views: 2,362
Posted By k__43
Not sure - I have to track that in the future but...

Not sure - I have to track that in the future but I have no grain problem with the combo per se .. it's only happening when I under or over expose too much or just overrate a film in rodinal 1+100...
Forum: Travel 07-20-2016
Replies: 898
Poll: Berlin?
Views: 114,423
Posted By k__43
We have to postpone once again .. I'm sick with...

We have to postpone once again .. I'm sick with antibiotics and all and Simon forgot his brothers birthday. :(
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-20-2016
Replies: 48
Views: 4,905
Posted By k__43
ok .. same shot a bit bigger than that attachment...

ok .. same shot a bit bigger than that attachment .. who said bokeh??
https://c3.staticflickr.com/9/8575/27812965034_8b7946657b_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/JnJHvU)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/JnJHvU) by...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-20-2016
Replies: 48
Views: 4,905
Posted By k__43
My Jupiter-3 DIYs

So here is the story ..
I was avoiding the J3 for years, knowing that problem with the non-standard focal length and often misaligned copies. Since I got my M9 I had a more immediate way of checking...
Forum: Fuji X Series 07-18-2016
Replies: 34
Views: 2,096
Posted By k__43
I had it for a short time before I was totally...

I had it for a short time before I was totally frustrated with the X-E1 and sold everything.
The lens was quite good, i missed the aperture ring but not as much as I thought I would.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-17-2016
Replies: 28
Views: 2,362
Posted By k__43
I'd rather try to get all bathes on one temp than...

I'd rather try to get all bathes on one temp than just trying to keep the developer at 20°C
I think the film suffers more from sudden changes in temp than slight drifting while standing in low...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-16-2016
Replies: 28
Views: 2,362
Posted By k__43
Rodinal 1+100 2h with Trix - I rate that combo...

Rodinal 1+100 2h with Trix - I rate that combo to anything between 400-1600 .. bit contrasty but good for me

MF:

https://c4.staticflickr.com/4/3804/11549383283_4c72250891_c.jpg...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-16-2016
Replies: 28
Views: 2,362
Posted By k__43
(Semi-) Stand dev? I do not care about temp to be...

(Semi-) Stand dev? I do not care about temp to be honest .. I leave it on really hot days but I do not care if it's 18°C or 27°C
The theory is that you soup the film for so long in so low...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 07-14-2016
Replies: 77
Views: 5,265
Posted By k__43
Shaking my head over all those SLR...

Shaking my head over all those SLR recommendations on the Rangefinderforum :D

I love the Voigtländer Snapshot Skopar .. maybe not enough emphasis on LOOOOOVE - but the Bessa series of cameras is...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-14-2016
Replies: 36
Views: 7,456
Posted By k__43
A Fed or Zorki maybe ? The cameras can be...

A Fed or Zorki maybe ? The cameras can be annoying but the lenses are super nice.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 07-14-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 1,815
Posted By k__43
Well, maybe wash the sand off in a bucket of...

Well, maybe wash the sand off in a bucket of water before changing film.
Then again I'm Germany, I don't know **** about sandstorms.
Forum: Travel 07-13-2016
Replies: 898
Poll: Berlin?
Views: 114,423
Posted By k__43
Thursday 21st of July seems to work for at least...

Thursday 21st of July seems to work for at least 3 people!
Venue? That place near York Strasse we've been to once, Simon?
Mitte or Neukölln again?
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 07-12-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 1,815
Posted By k__43
Shouldn't a Nikonos be sand proof? 35mm at that...

Shouldn't a Nikonos be sand proof?
35mm at that desert sun & hyperfocal focusing should be easy enough
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-11-2016
Replies: 8,958
Views: 874,929
Posted By k__43
Hahahah Nice 1 Klaus .. I bought the exact same...

Hahahah Nice 1 Klaus .. I bought the exact same one for my M9!
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 07-09-2016
Replies: 20
Views: 8,540
Posted By k__43
Your J12 seems much better than what I had. Mine...

Your J12 seems much better than what I had. Mine was a dog of a lens, worst lens I mounted on my Leica ever
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-09-2016
Replies: 2
Views: 745
Posted By k__43
No you slap the Rolleinar on the lens and the...

No you slap the Rolleinar on the lens and the bigger thing on the viewing lens and focus, each rolleinar (1 to 3) gives you another range of distances .. the Rolleinar 1 goes from roughly 1m-0.6m...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 07-09-2016
Replies: 31
Views: 4,518
Posted By k__43
https://c3.staticflickr.com/8/7391/27540664634_a11...

https://c3.staticflickr.com/8/7391/27540664634_a11ec3cf41_c.jpg

Good enough for now :D - just need to change the close focus and lube the helical when I'm at it
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 07-08-2016
Replies: 97
Views: 44,089
Posted By k__43
I've been shooting the 40mm on film for years now...

I've been shooting the 40mm on film for years now (well I own my third copy now). I recently got the M9 to go with it and find it's a great...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 07-07-2016
Replies: 31
Views: 4,518
Posted By k__43
Yeah, it's not bad .. I started that thread...

Yeah, it's not bad .. I started that thread before the release of that lens - I thought about it when it came out.
I would buy one used as I actually never buy new, I'm not rich. They are not...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 07-07-2016
Replies: 31
Views: 4,518
Posted By k__43
When I tried a M9 last year the C-Sonnar was my...

When I tried a M9 last year the C-Sonnar was my main lens for the weekend despite the fact that the loaner came with a Summilux 50 ASPH.

I got the J3 yesterday and so far it seems it is enough 50mm...
Forum: Travel 07-07-2016
Replies: 898
Poll: Berlin?
Views: 114,423
Posted By k__43
Oh **** .. that is sad to hear. Not that we met...

Oh **** .. that is sad to hear. Not that we met daily, but it was always fun to hang.

Ok - I'll try to text the rest of the bunch.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-07-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 1,130
Posted By k__43
Leica, DAG or Foto Reinhardt - if you really...

Leica, DAG or Foto Reinhardt - if you really break it you might as well buy another one and sell yours for parts. Sometimes cheaper and often easier
Forum: Travel 07-06-2016
Replies: 898
Poll: Berlin?
Views: 114,423
Posted By k__43
Next week, anyone? (11th-15th of July)

Next week, anyone? (11th-15th of July)
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 07-06-2016
Replies: 31
Views: 4,518
Posted By k__43
Update on my doings .. I sold it, it hurts a bit...

Update on my doings .. I sold it, it hurts a bit tho.
I bought a M9 with the money and I'm trying to get a nice J3 now that I will mod. It is easier to check the correctness of your shims with the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-05-2016
Replies: 8,958
Views: 874,929
Posted By k__43
M9 and an Arist & Artisian Strap for it

M9 and an Arist & Artisian Strap for it
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-28-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 1,953
Posted By k__43
I scan slides in slide mode and "neutral" in...

I scan slides in slide mode and "neutral" in Vuescan - I've profiled my scanner with a color target slide. The slide is made on Kodak film - I find the colors with Fuji film not good so I don't use...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-26-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 1,953
Posted By k__43
Exactly .. with negs there is no "real" color....

Exactly .. with negs there is no "real" color. Differences in exposure will yield in different saturations per channel.
I'm using the auto setting with a little headroom in the black and white point...
Forum: Digital: Medium & Larger Format 06-22-2016
Replies: 124
Views: 10,848
Posted By k__43
To be honest I find that thing awesome .. not...

To be honest I find that thing awesome .. not that I could buy one. It looks a bit like a digital Mamiya 7.
My fear is battery burn by the lots of data that needs processing and the limited space...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 06-22-2016
Replies: 12
Views: 1,413
Posted By k__43
I need to try that today!

I need to try that today!
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 06-22-2016
Replies: 12
Views: 1,413
Posted By k__43
I have an old B+W filter pouch with additional...

I have an old B+W filter pouch with additional space for one film. I use the Bakelite container too. I wouldn't carry it in the bag like I do with normal film cos I'm afraid it would accidentally get...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-21-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 8,824
Posted By k__43
Thanks Johan, I did!

Thanks Johan, I did!
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-21-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 8,824
Posted By k__43
Hexar AF repairs

My wife's Hexar is completely dead after being in the shelf for a year without usage. (Karma, eh?)
It is not a battery fault. I tried another battery and a DC power supply already.

I opened up...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-17-2016
Replies: 59
Views: 8,162
Posted By k__43
https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7285/26231148504_7b9...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7285/26231148504_7b926bd96f_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/FXXuz7)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/FXXuz7) by Kay K (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kay__k/), on...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-17-2016
Replies: 36
Views: 3,511
Posted By k__43
Summarit or Color Skopar for the real bargain I...

Summarit or Color Skopar for the real bargain
I was no big fan of the Summaron to be honest.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-17-2016
Replies: 11
Views: 1,936
Posted By k__43
Thank you everyone! The strap measurement trick...

Thank you everyone!
The strap measurement trick was given to me already before.
I'm just not sure how my friends will react when I poke them in the nose with my strap around the thumb :D



Thanks...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-16-2016
Replies: 11
Views: 1,936
Posted By k__43
New Ultron 35/1.7 or Nokton 1.5 close focus question

So I'm considering an Ultron 35 Version 2 and I have one thing that makes me hesitate. As far as I see it it focuses closer than the RF coupling.
(The same goes for the new Nokton 50/1.5)

Can...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 06-07-2016
Replies: 81
Views: 7,222
Posted By k__43
I always hate when my X100 turned itself off and...

I always hate when my X100 turned itself off and I want to take a pic - but then again I forget to shut it off 50% of the times so I'm glad it has that feature so I do not even need a spare battery...
Forum: Optics Theory - 06-03-2016
Replies: 60
Views: 76,832
Posted By k__43
I'm stunned by the Canon, I thought it would be...

I'm stunned by the Canon, I thought it would be worse - a shame it has not 0.7m focus distance.
I was (as Gabor noticed) surprised by the sharpness difference of the MC vs. SC. The difference...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-31-2016
Replies: 81
Views: 4,616
Posted By k__43
depending on your preference of metering I'd say...

depending on your preference of metering I'd say a M2, M4-2 or a M6.
You could get a J8 50/2 to start with the M6 although I'd argue the ergonomics of that lens aren't ideal to say nicely. Maybe a...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-30-2016
Replies: 161
Views: 14,026
Posted By k__43
Ask them if they could try to reduce size of the...

Ask them if they could try to reduce size of the digital M to what the M6 was like :D
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 05-26-2016
Replies: 21
Views: 4,478
Posted By k__43
now you've got me checking on Plaubel prices.

now you've got me checking on Plaubel prices.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 05-26-2016
Replies: 21
Views: 4,478
Posted By k__43
Seconding Mamiya 645 + 80/1.9 Wow Marek .....

Seconding Mamiya 645 + 80/1.9

Wow Marek .. thanks for that link! that guy is awesome (and has too much money - LOL) He optically modified an 90mm Cron-M for MF ? whaaaaaa??
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-23-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 2,011
Posted By k__43
well every time I locked it in the lens wasn't...

well every time I locked it in the lens wasn't focusing to infinity anymore. As I said the lens wasn't worth more than an afternoons work so I've put it all aside. It wasn't even Pentax or CZJ - just...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 05-23-2016
Replies: 78
Views: 17,780
Posted By k__43
How do you get her in focus ? my son is way too...

How do you get her in focus ? my son is way too fast for me to shoot him wide aperture or maybe I'm just slow.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 05-23-2016
Replies: 78
Views: 17,780
Posted By k__43
At least you have the chance to check it before....

At least you have the chance to check it before. No one is selling it here in Germany.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-23-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 2,011
Posted By k__43
You should write that in bold and all caps. I...

You should write that in bold and all caps.
I ruined a M42 35mm lens once this way, at least that lens wasn't worth more than a good pizza. it was a triple helical couldn't figure out how to get it...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 05-19-2016
Replies: 78
Views: 17,780
Posted By k__43
Seems like the distortion is quite ok really....

Seems like the distortion is quite ok really. Nice! I'd so love to test one right now.
Forum: Travel 05-12-2016
Replies: 898
Poll: Berlin?
Views: 114,423
Posted By k__43
ABSO****INLUTELY !!! I will start a mass text...

ABSO****INLUTELY !!!

I will start a mass text when I'm back from the Pfingsturlaub

I'd argue we could be so kind and travel towards Simon this time or if he doesn't care the usual hot spots (Pony...
Forum: Travel 05-12-2016
Replies: 898
Poll: Berlin?
Views: 114,423
Posted By k__43
****TTTTTT the notification system $uxx - I...

****TTTTTT the notification system $uxx - I missed that now. :mad:
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-11-2016
Replies: 39
Views: 7,987
Posted By k__43
excess in grain could be caused by wrong exposure...

excess in grain could be caused by wrong exposure or too much agitation. Fro the standard process I usually go for once or twice a minute with very subtle movements, i.e. never shake! slightly tilt...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 05-03-2016
Replies: 669
Views: 57,370
Posted By k__43
I want one .. I doubt that I'll ever own one tho....

I want one .. I doubt that I'll ever own one tho.

I only have an iPhone and a X100 as my digital options. I barely (like never) change anything on the x100 except ISO (it's mostly at 1250 cos it is...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-25-2016
Replies: 39
Views: 7,987
Posted By k__43
I don't see why people are always bashing...

I don't see why people are always bashing Rodinal. I find it really really good with Tri-X, APX100, Silvermax and Neopan400 (not so nice with HP5+ but then again, I find that film flat and too grainy...
Forum: Olympus RF 04-25-2016
Replies: 20
Views: 2,600
Posted By k__43
I've the original XA and I find it is best to use...

I've the original XA and I find it is best to use zone focusing on a bright day with ISO400 :D (just faster)
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-22-2016
Replies: 3
Views: 804
Posted By k__43
Buy a another defective V3 maybe?

Buy a another defective V3 maybe?
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-15-2016
Replies: 33
Views: 3,444
Posted By k__43
Aaaahhhhhh ... $hit I missed your point about the...

Aaaahhhhhh ... $hit I missed your point about the condition before.
Yeah I get it! ;)
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-15-2016
Replies: 33
Views: 3,444
Posted By k__43
said before .. he's stubborn - needs to be...

said before .. he's stubborn - needs to be slapped with a Leica 14312



JOKE!!:D
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-15-2016
Replies: 28
Views: 2,287
Posted By k__43
square sensor!! I'm in

square sensor!! I'm in
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-13-2016
Replies: 33
Views: 3,444
Posted By k__43
a bit contradicting .. "keeping it going" by...

a bit contradicting .. "keeping it going" by removing an essential functionality ?
A rigid is exactly the same lens (same look etc.) swapping yours for the rigid (thus being able to use it on the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-31-2016
Replies: 35
Views: 2,799
Posted By k__43
HA! I watched that movie like a thousand times...

HA!

I watched that movie like a thousand times as a kid. :D
Forum: Photo Software 03-24-2016
Replies: 59
Views: 7,362
Posted By k__43
woooooh -- even the Aperture plugins included....

woooooh -- even the Aperture plugins included. I'm quite happy
I'll try to figure out if the PS plugins works in Affinity asap
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-24-2016
Replies: 128
Views: 16,394
Posted By k__43
Thanks for that well written reply. I use Rodinal...

Thanks for that well written reply. I use Rodinal mostly so that is already given.
Retro 80s can look stunning with a red or orange filter but most of the time it is not my thing. I've bought 100ft...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-24-2016
Replies: 128
Views: 16,394
Posted By k__43
I don't believe that - people that want Tri-X buy...

I don't believe that - people that want Tri-X buy Tri-X same for Tmax or HP5. You can't substitute one film with another.
Also I don't believe that JCH film will bite a even measureable bit ouit of...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-24-2016
Replies: 128
Views: 16,394
Posted By k__43
So, quick question. No judgement - just my...

So, quick question. No judgement - just my amateur brain working loudly

First: for how many boxes is that price (9750 yen) ? seems it must be ten, right? Is that price okish in Japan? it wouldn't...
Forum: RFF Polls 03-19-2016
Replies: 12
Poll: Mono-poll
Views: 2,043
Posted By k__43
Sony A7 for the sensor size

Sony A7 for the sensor size
Forum: Travel 03-01-2016
Replies: 86
Views: 8,034
Posted By k__43
Thanks Georg for inviting me .. unfortunately I...

Thanks Georg for inviting me .. unfortunately I can't come this year
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-23-2016
Replies: 19
Views: 3,967
Posted By k__43
Another Kentmere?

Another Kentmere?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-23-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 6,767
Posted By k__43
I was no fan of the 28mm lines in my 0.72 M6 - I...

I was no fan of the 28mm lines in my 0.72 M6 - I went back shooting 25mm with external finder
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-19-2016
Replies: 157
Views: 13,494
Posted By k__43
I love slide - I shoot more C41 for latitude tho....

I love slide - I shoot more C41 for latitude tho. But when you pick up a roll of MF slide film from the lab .. oh man, that feeling is special!
One thing that slide can actually do better than C41 &...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-05-2016
Replies: 11
Views: 4,507
Posted By k__43
I'll try to look into mine this weekend. No...

I'll try to look into mine this weekend. No promises there is a lot on my desk in the moment
Forum: Sony Alpha / NEX News / General Discussion 02-04-2016
Replies: 47
Views: 6,604
Posted By k__43
"worlds fastest auto focus" .. a $ every time...

"worlds fastest auto focus" .. a $ every time somebody claims that
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-03-2016
Replies: 11
Views: 4,507
Posted By k__43
oh, missed this post! Great writing there. Do...

oh, missed this post! Great writing there.
Do what he says

:D

btw. a MTL5B was my dad's camera - it developed a transportation problem which was very pronounced with the thicker bases of Kodak...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-03-2016
Replies: 11
Views: 4,507
Posted By k__43
is it a constant error - like always two stops...

is it a constant error - like always two stops off? then I'd just say live with it and adjust the ISO accordingly. If it's a gain or linearity error i.e. the error changes from one to another EV...
Forum: RFF News 02-01-2016
Replies: 107
Views: 9,400
Posted By k__43
Damn, that's complicated :) And yes I'm no...

Damn, that's complicated :)

And yes I'm no American
Forum: RFF News 02-01-2016
Replies: 107
Views: 9,400
Posted By k__43
:D I also just thought of another reason why...

:D


I also just thought of another reason why import tax sucks sometimes. It's the same as VAT actually same amount and same cause etc. BUT I don't pay VAT when I buy from a private seller. Why do...
Forum: RFF News 02-01-2016
Replies: 107
Views: 9,400
Posted By k__43
Yeah - it's funny how they hang the president's...

Yeah - it's funny how they hang the president's picture there (even the cheap cheat before Gauck) - kinda reminds me of Erich hanging in my class rooms back in primary school.
Forum: RFF News 02-01-2016
Replies: 107
Views: 9,400
Posted By k__43
I envy the countries that have a much higher...

I envy the countries that have a much higher import tax free value than Germany. We have to pay import taxes (19%) as soon as the tax would exceed 5€ and we also have to pay taxes for the shipping...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-28-2016
Replies: 26
Views: 3,406
Posted By k__43
Watson 33b .. although the frame counter doesn't...

Watson 33b .. although the frame counter doesn't really work on mine. I just count the turns.

[obviously mistake edit] I meant the 66B.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-28-2016
Replies: 23
Views: 2,435
Posted By k__43
as a kid i started with a Beirette SL for snaps:...

as a kid i started with a Beirette SL for snaps: terrible quality. Then I used the Praktica MTL5b of father - he owned a 28/2.8 a 50/1.8 and the very good 135/3.5 CZJ Sonnar. We mostly just used the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-27-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 2,668
Posted By k__43
HP5+ is looking gritty in Rodinal. Well it kinda...

HP5+ is looking gritty in Rodinal. Well it kinda always does.
Tri-X and Neopan400 on the other side are nice.

HP5+ pushed to 1600 and souped semi-stand for...
Forum: Travel 01-27-2016
Replies: 137
Views: 14,719
Posted By k__43
I went to Paris for business the last time and...

I went to Paris for business the last time and didn't had much time there. I had only a few hours for myself.
I took the M2 and a 28/2.8 (plus finder) and a Rolleiflex.
Perfect combo for the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-27-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 2,668
Posted By k__43
Yay Rodinal! My fav developer...

Yay Rodinal! My fav developer

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8191/8118340393_80ff034609_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/dnoBL6)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/dnoBL6) by Kay K...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-26-2016
Replies: 104
Views: 9,939
Posted By k__43
isn't that why most people are on forums:...

isn't that why most people are on forums: procrastinate ? :D
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