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Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 1 Week Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 433
Posted By mcfingon
it's good fun to track down the spot where the...

it's good fun to track down the spot where the man stood, isn't it?
John Mc
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 604
Posted By mcfingon
Thanks for the mentions robert. John Mc

Thanks for the mentions robert.
John Mc
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 814
Posted By mcfingon
Lots of examples of lenses used on Z7...

Lots of examples of lenses used on Z7 here:
https://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1559075/47#lastmessage
John Mc
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 1,157
Posted By mcfingon
I particularly like the combination of sharpness...

I particularly like the combination of sharpness on the subject’s eyes and smooth background softness on this one Erik. Congratulations on the new lens and getting excellent results.
John Mc
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 758
Posted By mcfingon
Lovely pics Nick. Some of the species have...

Lovely pics Nick. Some of the species have relatives in southern Western Australia where I live. One of the ones I have photographed in the past has the enticing name of Thelymitra Nuda.
John Mc
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 99
Views: 3,083
Posted By mcfingon
On the road to the Dolomites, Northern Italy...

On the road to the Dolomites, Northern Italy 2017, taken by my wife on the back of our hire bike.
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/51008/U51008I1566998081.SEQ.0.jpg
Sony A7S Leica...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,087
Views: 235,970
Posted By mcfingon
Just saw this one. Absolutely lovely. John Mc

Just saw this one. Absolutely lovely.
John Mc
Forum: Travel 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 53
Views: 1,544
Posted By mcfingon
I travelled for three months in 2017 in Europe...

I travelled for three months in 2017 in Europe and took 24/50/90 lenses, all Leica-mount, but on a Sony A7S. I felt it worked well: compact but good. Sometimes on a motorbike, other times on a...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 86
Views: 1,773
Posted By mcfingon
Sometimes the RF limitation makes the result...

Sometimes the RF limitation makes the result better. I like the way the window finder on my M6 makes it easy to track action, but didn't expect to get away with a 1/4 second shutter speed. I was...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 1,577
Posted By mcfingon
Some good discussion has been started here by...

Some good discussion has been started here by Ko.Fe.'s robust comments, so good on you Kostya!
John Mc
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 1,346
Posted By mcfingon
I'm enjoying the technical and aesthetic quality...

I'm enjoying the technical and aesthetic quality of the pictures of Japanese life you are showing Mike. They are lovely. A credit to you, Voigtlander and Sony. Thanks,
John Mc
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-16-2019
Replies: 99
Views: 3,083
Posted By mcfingon
I enjoyed the Afghanistan documentary Andreas. We...

I enjoyed the Afghanistan documentary Andreas. We were going to ride our motorbike from Europe to India in 1977 but decided against it. It would have been a big adventure, but risky. We had left it...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-16-2019
Replies: 99
Views: 3,083
Posted By mcfingon
On the road to Broadford from Elgol, Isle of...

On the road to Broadford from Elgol, Isle of Skye, 2007. Not me on one of the motorbikes this time, sadly. I was in a hire car...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 08-16-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 554
Posted By mcfingon
My experience with a Leica CL and 40mm Summicron...

My experience with a Leica CL and 40mm Summicron was that I couldn't adjust the rangefinder myself to get it right. I have managed to do this with my Barnack Leicas and my M6, but found the CL too...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-15-2019
Replies: 99
Views: 3,083
Posted By mcfingon
On the road to Kununurra, North-Western...

On the road to Kununurra, North-Western Australia, 2014, at the Pentecost River crossing of the Gibb River. We can have a lot of adventure riding within Australia now, as it's still roomy and has...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-15-2019
Replies: 99
Views: 3,083
Posted By mcfingon
Great adventure stuff Andreas. That's my red...

Great adventure stuff Andreas. That's my red helmet and blue shirt in the Dead Sea shot. My wife shot it from the back of our motorbike.
John Mc
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-15-2019
Replies: 99
Views: 3,083
Posted By mcfingon
That photo somehow reminds me of this Andreas. On...

That photo somehow reminds me of this Andreas. On the road to the Dead Sea, 1977.
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/51008/U51008I1565872567.SEQ.0.jpg
Yashica TL Electro 50/1.9 lens...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-14-2019
Replies: 99
Views: 3,083
Posted By mcfingon
My friend Jade and her Teddie Bear on the road to...

My friend Jade and her Teddie Bear on the road to Alice Springs, 1982.
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/51008/U51008I1565832115.SEQ.0.jpg
Pentax MX 50/1.7 lens Kodachrome 64...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-13-2019
Replies: 99
Views: 3,083
Posted By mcfingon
On the (lovely red dirt) road to Alice Springs...

On the (lovely red dirt) road to Alice Springs (Central Australia) via the Great Central Highway, 1982.
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/51008/U51008I1565763461.SEQ.0.jpg
Pentax MX...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-13-2019
Replies: 99
Views: 3,083
Posted By mcfingon
On more for the road: my wife "arrested" in...

On more for the road: my wife "arrested" in Bhutan in 2014 for fun by the policeman.
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/51008/U51008I1565705810.SEQ.0.jpg
Sony A7S Zeiss Sonnar 50/1.5...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-13-2019
Replies: 99
Views: 3,083
Posted By mcfingon
On the road to the top of the Stelvio. Another...

On the road to the top of the Stelvio. Another one robert may have experienced.
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/51008/U51008I1565705162.SEQ.0.jpg
Sony A7S Leica Elmar-m 50/2.8...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-13-2019
Replies: 99
Views: 3,083
Posted By mcfingon
One you should recognise robert: our hire...

One you should recognise robert: our hire motorbike on the road to Bormio, Northern Italy, September 2017.
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/51008/U51008I1565704431.SEQ.0.jpg
Sony...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-12-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 419
Posted By mcfingon
The film plane marker is hidden under the advance...

The film plane marker is hidden under the advance lever on my '86 M6.
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/51008/U51008I1565597326.SEQ.0.jpg
John Mc
Forum: Optics Theory - 08-11-2019
Replies: 1,905
Views: 1,737,502
Posted By mcfingon
Leica IIIf Jupiter-3 50/1.5 Delta 100 in...

Leica IIIf Jupiter-3 50/1.5 Delta 100 in LC29
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/51008/U51008I1471321307.SEQ.0.jpg
John Mc
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 08-09-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 1,938
Posted By mcfingon
Warming the spirits in front of a...

Warming the spirits in front of a bonfire.
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/51008/U51008I1534728836.SEQ.0.jpg
John Mc
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-07-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 464
Posted By mcfingon
Presumably only one position will put the lens in...

Presumably only one position will put the lens in the right position when you mount it on the body. Lightly put screws in then mount on body, remove if wrong, moving one notch at a time until you get...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 08-07-2019
Replies: 54
Views: 3,882
Posted By mcfingon
The CL rangefinder baseline is probably close to...

The CL rangefinder baseline is probably close to the Bessa that Mike's got the lens on Lynn. So maybe he could do the purely academic testing for you if you asked him nicely...
John Mc
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-06-2019
Replies: 454
Views: 62,336
Posted By mcfingon
Saint John's in Albany, Western...

Saint John's in Albany, Western Australia.
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/51008/U51008I1565163981.SEQ.0.jpg
Sony A7S Samyang 35/2.8
John Mc
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-06-2019
Replies: 217
Views: 14,966
Posted By mcfingon
I'm particularly admiring the strong technical...

I'm particularly admiring the strong technical and artistic qualities of this shot, Steve. A very good performance by the lens and the human behind it.
John Mc
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-06-2019
Replies: 217
Views: 14,966
Posted By mcfingon
Lots of lovely shots here. This one of my son...

Lots of lovely shots here. This one of my son enjoying a warm winter's day.
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/51008/U51008I1564218109.SEQ.0.jpg
Leica M6 ZM Sonnar 50/1.5 at f2
John...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-05-2019
Replies: 1,101
Views: 292,516
Posted By mcfingon
Lovely shot Mike, and somebody's labour of love...

Lovely shot Mike, and somebody's labour of love to restore the Triumph 650 Bonneville so beautifully. It looks like about a 1965 or so model, but the front brake is from something else. I've not seen...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-27-2019
Replies: 205
Views: 25,532
Posted By mcfingon
Beach home for...

Beach home for son.
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/51008/U51008I1564218109.SEQ.0.jpg
Leica M6 Sonnar 50 at f2 Delta 100 in Xtol
John Mc
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-21-2019
Replies: 455
Views: 65,608
Posted By mcfingon
Your SWC photos showing the quiet beauty of...

Your SWC photos showing the quiet beauty of Iceland and Tasmania all look great. They are a credit to your composition and scanning skills. This last one looks very much like it could be in my area...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 07-21-2019
Replies: 532
Views: 40,324
Posted By mcfingon
Seconding what Huss says above. I use a 40/2.8...

Seconding what Huss says above. I use a 40/2.8 micro Nikkor lens on a Nikon D3300. It makes it much easier and better quality to use a designed-for-purpose auto-focus close up lens rather than focus...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-10-2019
Replies: 123
Views: 8,304
Posted By mcfingon
Bokeh is emphasised on the Blad, isn't it? And...

Bokeh is emphasised on the Blad, isn't it? And lovely scans too Richard.
John Mc
Forum: Nikon RF 07-08-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 1,872
Posted By mcfingon
I love this image Erik. The repetition of lines...

I love this image Erik. The repetition of lines below the human face is such a nice shape contrast. I think I recognise the location from my brief time in Amsterdam in 2017. And the Alfred Hitchcock...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 07-08-2019
Replies: 134
Views: 37,992
Posted By mcfingon
Lovely glow to that picture. It's a very good...

Lovely glow to that picture. It's a very good exposure error!
John Mc
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 07-08-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 419
Posted By mcfingon
This is the best article I've seen on doing your...

This is the best article I've seen on doing your own lens codes:
https://***********.com/content/leica-lens-codes
I've not used it but made note in case I ever get a digital Leica.
John Mc
The name...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-07-2019
Replies: 158
Views: 10,311
Posted By mcfingon
Particularly fine highlight separation in that...

Particularly fine highlight separation in that last pic of the houses, dourbalista. I like the look of the (B&H) sprocket-holes on the edge of the pano frames too. Very enjoyable!
John Mc
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 07-06-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 2,025
Posted By mcfingon
All looking really good guys. It's great that old...

All looking really good guys. It's great that old accessories can still be used on modern Leicas, giving nice continuity.
John Mc
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-04-2019
Replies: 1,101
Views: 292,516
Posted By mcfingon
My BMW R75/6 in 1982, after a trip to Alice...

My BMW R75/6 in 1982, after a trip to Alice Springs in the red centre of Australia.
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/51008/U51008I1562072478.SEQ.0.jpg
Me on the left with more and...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-25-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 666
Posted By mcfingon
On the Leica III and IIIf that I have, bright...

On the Leica III and IIIf that I have, bright light will leak into the camera body if you do a lens change outdoors. I believe there is better sealing on the M series Leicas to prevent this. I have...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-25-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 666
Posted By mcfingon
I’ll also check the lens flange as Malcolm M...

I’ll also check the lens flange as Malcolm M says...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-25-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 666
Posted By mcfingon
My M6 (1986 model) occasionally shows the same...

My M6 (1986 model) occasionally shows the same leak, always in bright frontal light, but I haven’t worked out the cause. Maybe it’s the viewfinder as Erik says.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-20-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 3,909
Posted By mcfingon
It needs a phrase like “back in black” except...

It needs a phrase like “back in black” except saying “Blad is back”.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 06-17-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 616
Posted By mcfingon
kuuan - all round...

kuuan - all round stunner
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showpost.php?p=2894589&postcount=250
John Mc
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-17-2019
Replies: 362
Views: 33,921
Posted By mcfingon
Lovely, Andreas! Just stunning. John Mc

Lovely, Andreas! Just stunning.
John Mc
Forum: Travel 06-14-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 497
Posted By mcfingon
Consider a wider lens for London pics Sara, my...

Consider a wider lens for London pics Sara, my fav from my 2017 visit shot on 24/3.8 Elmar-M:
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/51008/U51008I1502947830.SEQ.0.jpg
John Mc
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-14-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,721
Posted By mcfingon
You need a 50mm lens to re-take Oscar's photo in...

You need a 50mm lens to re-take Oscar's photo in the old town at Wetzlar :)
Using the Elmar-M 50/2.8 in this case in 2017. - John...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-13-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,090
Posted By mcfingon
I have read that the optics are identical on...

I have read that the optics are identical on those two lenses. Halfway down the page on Ken Rockwell's site:
https://kenrockwell.com/nikon/cheapskate-lenses.htm
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-13-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 703
Posted By mcfingon
I would agree that there is a different look to...

I would agree that there is a different look to making black and white images from colour film. If I want to shoot B&W I would rather use silver-based film and develop the old-fashioned way....
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-12-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 623
Posted By mcfingon
Ilford make a pack of correct-size filters for...

Ilford make a pack of correct-size filters for their Multigrade papers. Here's a link to them at my local supplier in West Australia - not much use to you, but there must be more...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-12-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 623
Posted By mcfingon
Your results look better than my early prints!...

Your results look better than my early prints! Keep going and you will get better. Grade 2 is the standard contrast paper in my experience. I did most of my prints on Ilford Multigrade paper which...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 06-12-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 858
Posted By mcfingon
I have the A7S, which I bought in 2014 as it was...

I have the A7S, which I bought in 2014 as it was full-frame and had the silent shutter. It has been excellent and robust. In native lenses I have the 55/1.8 Zeiss Sonnar lens and had the 35/2.8...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-11-2019
Replies: 60
Views: 1,506
Posted By mcfingon
I'd sell it Helen. I used an X100 for a while,...

I'd sell it Helen. I used an X100 for a while, but found the fixed lens too limiting. Grass is always greener-itis: wanting to put a different lens on it. Next jump in digital for me was a Sony A7S....
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-11-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 911
Posted By mcfingon
Somehow I associate the Nikon with colour and the...

Somehow I associate the Nikon with colour and the Leica with B&W. Most of the colour negs and slides I shot in the past were on a Nikon FE2, and now most of the B&W I shoot is on my M6. No logical...
Forum: Nikon RF 06-10-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 1,872
Posted By mcfingon
Lovely-looking camera Huss and good to read the...

Lovely-looking camera Huss and good to read the usage comparisons with the M3. I like the S2's strong and purposeful appearance and resemblance to my 1937 Contax II.
John Mc
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-10-2019
Replies: 1,750
Views: 284,744
Posted By mcfingon
I think it is a Chrysler Airflow...

I think it is a Chrysler Airflow Lynn.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chrysler_Airflow
John Mc
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-08-2019
Replies: 1,750
Views: 284,744
Posted By mcfingon
There was a big line-up of Minis. Apparently it...

There was a big line-up of Minis. Apparently it was a 60 year anniversary.
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/51008/U51008I1559981590.SEQ.0.jpg
Leica M6 ZM 35/2 Biogon on Delta 100...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-07-2019
Replies: 1,750
Views: 284,744
Posted By mcfingon
I don't know what this is - someone's special...

I don't know what this is - someone's special old-style racer from the 1960's I guess.
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/51008/U51008I1559722153.SEQ.0.jpg
Leica M6 ZM Biogon 35/2 on...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-07-2019
Replies: 1,750
Views: 284,744
Posted By mcfingon
Two Jaguar S-types from early 60's, and a 1966 or...

Two Jaguar S-types from early 60's, and a 1966 or so Ford Mustang on the left. Albany West Australia round-the-houses race 2nd June...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-05-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 391
Posted By mcfingon
Or look at this discussion about loading Leica...

Or look at this discussion about loading Leica LTM's:
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?threadid=168596
John Mc
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-05-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 963
Posted By mcfingon
I think myself lucky to get this 1986 serial...

I think myself lucky to get this 1986 serial number Erik. And no TTL circuit board in this one to worry...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-05-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 963
Posted By mcfingon
My differing opinion is to sell them both and go...

My differing opinion is to sell them both and go for an M6, which has a light meter and full mechanical operation.
John Mc
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-05-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1,111
Posted By mcfingon
Plus two. I'm still using a Sydney Circular Quay...

Plus two. I'm still using a Sydney Circular Quay transport card from 2014...
John Mc
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-01-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 1,140
Posted By mcfingon
I'm with you there, Ulrich. I am perfectly happy...

I'm with you there, Ulrich. I am perfectly happy with my standard plastic-tipped swivel M6 lever after using the monolithic M3 and M2 levers for some years.
John Mc
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-30-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 499
Posted By mcfingon
Sikon? John Mc

Sikon?
John Mc
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 05-30-2019
Replies: 660
Views: 153,787
Posted By mcfingon
How about motorbikes? The C Sonnar does lovely...

How about motorbikes? The C Sonnar does lovely starbursts at f8. On the A7S here.
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/51008/U51008I1558595652.SEQ.0.jpg
John Mc
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-30-2019
Replies: 262
Views: 39,990
Posted By mcfingon
Thanks Anders. Yes, Huskie chainsaws and...

Thanks Anders. Yes, Huskie chainsaws and motorbikes (my son owned one) sell well in Australia. And some Hasselblads too (I've got one of those).
John Mc
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-30-2019
Replies: 262
Views: 39,990
Posted By mcfingon
M6 and Elmar-M 50/2.8 with Delta 100 on a tripod...

M6 and Elmar-M 50/2.8 with Delta 100 on a tripod far enough away not to be hit by wood...
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/51008/U51008I1559205247.SEQ.0.jpg
John Mc
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-29-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 637
Posted By mcfingon
It probably just needs to have a clean on the...

It probably just needs to have a clean on the inside surface of the viewfinder window. I did this myself with my M2 a while ago. It just requires a couple of special wrenches to lift the top off, so...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-28-2019
Replies: 638
Views: 16,742
Posted By mcfingon
Son working on his Kombi's camping...

Son working on his Kombi's camping setup.
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/51008/U51008I1559030470.SEQ.0.jpg
Leica M6 Elmar-M 24/3.8 Delta 100
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 05-25-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 514
Posted By mcfingon
Supporting what Rob-F says, I use an LED globe in...

Supporting what Rob-F says, I use an LED globe in my Opemus II enlarger which is dedicated to scanning with a DSLR. I get a warmer than neutral tone from the scans which I dial out when I'm...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 05-23-2019
Replies: 161
Views: 34,581
Posted By mcfingon
Lovely sharp results there Rick. My pre-war...

Lovely sharp results there Rick. My pre-war Sonnar 5cm f2 has a damaged rear element and won't produce anything near that clean on my Contax II.
John Mc
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 05-23-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 619
Posted By mcfingon
Are they trying to drive up the average price in...

Are they trying to drive up the average price in the Ebay system?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-23-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,616
Posted By mcfingon
My M6 classic (.72) does flare in some...

My M6 classic (.72) does flare in some against-the-light situations, but I can work around it by moving my eye slightly. So, it doesn't lose the patch altogether. It serves as a warning to check that...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-23-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,616
Posted By mcfingon
I recommend the classic M6. I've got a black M6...

I recommend the classic M6. I've got a black M6 from 1986, on which to quote Monty Python "even the white bits are black". It's a lovely smooth and quiet camera to use, even in comparison to my M2...
Forum: Panasonic S1 S1 R L Mount cameras 05-23-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,829
Posted By mcfingon
Not my impression. I would summarize his opinion...

Not my impression. I would summarize his opinion as being that rangefinder lenses suffer on the S1R in general, with the possible exception of the Zeiss 35/1.4. Even that loses quality wide open, but...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-21-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 904
Posted By mcfingon
I think it looks less bulky than a standard M5....

I think it looks less bulky than a standard M5. Possibly not smart to paint it red inside the film chamber. And also, maybe it should be in the FSU section :)
John Mc
Forum: Travel 05-20-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 573
Posted By mcfingon
Iceland really living up to its name in your...

Iceland really living up to its name in your excellent images, Nick. I have found the 45/1.8 to be a great Olympus travel companion on my motorbike rides, but I'm guessing you weren't on a bike there...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 05-04-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 26,499
Posted By mcfingon
I bought the 24/3.8 Elmar-M as I don't use an...

I bought the 24/3.8 Elmar-M as I don't use an external viewfinder on my M6. I just engage the 28mm framelines and then "think" a bit wider. It also works well on my Sony A7S as a general travel lens....
Forum: Travel 05-03-2019
Replies: 154
Views: 5,460
Posted By mcfingon
Really excellent photos and adventure riding...

Really excellent photos and adventure riding story Margus. You are in the land of legends like Wilfred Thesiger. I had a little altitude sickness in Bhutan at 3,800 metres. The Royal Enfield was...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-16-2019
Replies: 94
Views: 3,042
Posted By mcfingon
In 1977 I was sorry I made an accidental...

In 1977 I was sorry I made an accidental double-exposure in Notre Dame when I reached the end of my roll of Kodachrome 64. Now I'm glad I have that photo for a memory. I am sure the Parisians and...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-15-2019
Replies: 268
Views: 65,589
Posted By mcfingon
Borrowing Lynn's metaphor, but not as great a...

Borrowing Lynn's metaphor, but not as great a shot, my abstract of fire:
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/51008/U51008I1477230017.SEQ.0.jpg
John Mc
Leica III Canon Serenar 50/1.9...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 04-10-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 718
Posted By mcfingon
Thanks for the mention James and M. Cary.

Thanks for the mention James and M. Cary.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 03-26-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 433
Posted By mcfingon
The Apo-Rodagon N alone is going for...

The Apo-Rodagon N alone is going for $1000:
https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=m570.l1313&_nkw=apo+rodagon+105&_sacat=0
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-25-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 647
Posted By mcfingon
Here's my scanning setup, made primarily for B&W...

Here's my scanning setup, made primarily for B&W negs. I started with a Nikon D3200 and 55/2.8 micro, but changed to a D3300 with 40/2.8 micro for more speed, quality and convenience. I use an LED...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-23-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 985
Posted By mcfingon
With the Sonnar 50/1.5: it's the challenge of...

With the Sonnar 50/1.5: it's the challenge of calculating focus shift amounts for each aperture that keeps my brain active. Got to be a good thing...
John Mc
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 03-21-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 5,588
Posted By mcfingon
I purchased the film in 2017 or early 2018, so it...

I purchased the film in 2017 or early 2018, so it is older stock. I have used four of the five rolls of the 120 pro-pack, but this is the only shot that I noticed any print-through on. It says...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-21-2019
Replies: 187
Views: 2,344
Posted By mcfingon
Sorry for Nikon other people's puns. And if you...

Sorry for Nikon other people's puns. And if you don't use the right Pen-F your lith will be hard to read.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 03-20-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 5,588
Posted By mcfingon
Is this the print through problem? I can see...

Is this the print through problem? I can see "Kodak" making a ghostly appearance on the top centre of this shot on Tmax 100 from my Blad 500 C/M. John...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-20-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 736
Posted By mcfingon
A Sony A7S with Elmar-M 50/2.8 makes a nice size...

A Sony A7S with Elmar-M 50/2.8 makes a nice size package for me. Or the 55 Sonnar autofocus lens if things are moving faster.
John...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-07-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 1,123
Posted By mcfingon
Interesting. The back door is different and the...

Interesting. The back door is different and the frameline illuminator is different to the standard one in Switzerland.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 02-21-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 656
Posted By mcfingon
Thanks for the mention James! John Mc

Thanks for the mention James!
John Mc
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-17-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 622
Posted By mcfingon
Welcome to the forum, Steve. You can also get...

Welcome to the forum, Steve. You can also get some compact light meters to carry separately or put on the top of the M3, like the Sekonic L-208. I use Delta 100 and 400 film in my Leicas and always...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-16-2019
Replies: 516
Views: 45,876
Posted By mcfingon
Lovely kid photos Andreas. Here's my son enjoying...

Lovely kid photos Andreas. Here's my son enjoying his new bicycle on holiday at Rottnest Island in the...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 02-16-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 5,184
Posted By mcfingon
The results look good to me. On the back of the...

The results look good to me. On the back of the camera, the nice low viewfinder eyepiece height reminds me of an OM-1, particularly when the rear screen is folded...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 02-16-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 5,184
Posted By mcfingon
I seem to be alone in thinking this RP is the...

I seem to be alone in thinking this RP is the best-looking Japanese mirrorless camera to date. I also like that it references the Canon P rangefinder with its initials. So, it’s got at least two good...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-13-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 2,038
Posted By mcfingon
I recommend the M2 as your first film camera. It...

I recommend the M2 as your first film camera. It is such a classic to use. It will give you the pleasure in use from using a well-designed, simple but sophisticated film camera. I have owned a Cl and...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-11-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,438
Posted By mcfingon
It's a pity film cameras don't have a...

It's a pity film cameras don't have a frame-ometer, Dave, as I suspect that one's shot a lot. If you pull the pressure plate out and take a look at that it may give a clue by the depth of the film...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-10-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 849
Posted By mcfingon
The I-50 I have is a better performer than the...

The I-50 I have is a better performer than the I-22 or Fed 50 lenses I own. Not vastly, but noticeably.
John Mc
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 02-10-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 387
Posted By mcfingon
I just checked my M mount lenses on my M6 body...

I just checked my M mount lenses on my M6 body Nick. Most of them can't move at all when locked in, so it seems like there may be too much movement there with your lens. Jon's work-around sounds like...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 02-09-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 387
Posted By mcfingon
No certain solution Nick, but a related...

No certain solution Nick, but a related experience with my 50/1.5 Sonnar on my former M2. I was a very tight fit in the body of the M2. The same lens on other M bodies (M6, M3, M5, CL) is not a...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-08-2019
Replies: 89
Views: 5,017
Posted By mcfingon
Son and Talisker, from the same island our...

Son and Talisker, from the same island our ancestors left in 1837 to come to Australia.
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/51008/U51008I1514077627.SEQ.0.jpg
Olympus EM5ii Leica DG...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-02-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 418
Posted By mcfingon
Most likely the over-exposure was caused by using...

Most likely the over-exposure was caused by using a modern 1.5 volt battery instead of the original 1.35 volt one. It will cause 2-3 stops error even though the voltage difference is only 0.15 of a...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-26-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 1,600
Posted By mcfingon
In Budva, Montenegro, October...

In Budva, Montenegro, October 2017.
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/51008/U51008I1517036596.SEQ.0.jpg
Sony A7S M-Rokkor 90/4
John Mc
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 01-22-2019
Replies: 669
Views: 57,370
Posted By mcfingon
That M10-D looks tempting robert. Maybe next...

That M10-D looks tempting robert. Maybe next Wetzlar visit, just after the lottery win...
John Mc
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 01-21-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 435
Posted By mcfingon
Enjoyable photos robert. I didn’t see anyone...

Enjoyable photos robert. I didn’t see anyone giving out hugs in our part of Australia today, so we have missed it. We will have to make more of an effort next year! I can see that at least one photo...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-15-2019
Replies: 72
Views: 2,408
Posted By mcfingon
I agree that testing on a mirrorless like my Sony...

I agree that testing on a mirrorless like my Sony A7S will show the true behaviour of the lens. When I test my Sonnar C on the Sony at 1 meter, focus consistently moves back as it stops down from...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-12-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,298
Posted By mcfingon
Some of the shots look like they have been made...

Some of the shots look like they have been made from a scanned backlit print, treating it like a slide, or as Chris says, effectively a paper negative.
John Mc
Forum: Nikon RF 01-11-2019
Replies: 396
Views: 6,421
Posted By mcfingon
I'd love to see that, but I think it's similar...

I'd love to see that, but I think it's similar odds to me winning the lottery...
John Mc
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-03-2019
Replies: 72
Views: 2,408
Posted By mcfingon
You're welcome. We did have a good Leica tech in...

You're welcome. We did have a good Leica tech in Perth, Western Australia but he retired recently. I did the rangefinder adjust myself as I didn't have any of my lenses with me when I went to Perth...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-03-2019
Replies: 72
Views: 2,408
Posted By mcfingon
Here's my M6 RF adjust settings. All five of my...

Here's my M6 RF adjust settings. All five of my M-series lenses were rear-focusing until I set the close-up focus arm to the correct point for this particular camera body....
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-03-2019
Replies: 72
Views: 2,408
Posted By mcfingon
That photo looks front-focused by about a meter....

That photo looks front-focused by about a meter. I suspect the M6 RF may need tuning. I'll post a pic of where my 1986 M6 focus ended up after I set it focus accurately for my Sonnar. I had a ZM...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-03-2019
Replies: 72
Views: 2,408
Posted By mcfingon
Another tip passed on from Roger Hicks in this...

Another tip passed on from Roger Hicks in this forum is to focus on the nearest part of the shot you want in focus if you're stopped down at f8 for instance. The focus shift of the Sonnar will make...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-31-2018
Replies: 113
Views: 4,544
Posted By mcfingon
Thanks Murray. At the time of shooting it was...

Thanks Murray. At the time of shooting it was more like desperation, so I was delighted when I developed the film.
John Mc
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-31-2018
Replies: 113
Views: 4,544
Posted By mcfingon
This photo is my favourite of the year, Lynn,...

This photo is my favourite of the year, Lynn, because it was the limitation of having a "slow" lens in a sports environment in amongst the trees on an overcast day that lead to a result that I really...
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 12-29-2018
Replies: 115
Views: 30,050
Posted By mcfingon
I have owned an L2 for a while and put a roll or...

I have owned an L2 for a while and put a roll or two through a borrowed P and also a IID2. The P is the quickest and most modern to use of the three, but the IID2 has a lovely quality feel to it. The...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-26-2018
Replies: 62
Views: 1,697
Posted By mcfingon
New boots to ride my 800GS in: nice Italian-made...

New boots to ride my 800GS in: nice Italian-made ones called Forma.
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/51008/U51008I1545881311.SEQ.0.jpg
Sony A7S Elmar-M 24
John Mc
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 12-16-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 788
Posted By mcfingon
Herb, I have Kitchingman's book "Canon M39 Lenses...

Herb, I have Kitchingman's book "Canon M39 Lenses 1939-1971". He says the 50/1.9 Serenar was the standard lens on the IIB among other Canon cameras and was produced from April 1949 to April 1953,...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-15-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 953
Posted By mcfingon
The round window on the left side of the NOOKY...

The round window on the left side of the NOOKY adapts the rangefinder for close focus.
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/51008/U51008I1519737205.SEQ.0.jpg
John Mc
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-15-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 953
Posted By mcfingon
The rangefinder still works when using the NOOKY.

The rangefinder still works when using the NOOKY.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-15-2018
Replies: 4,582
Views: 1,306,524
Posted By mcfingon
Lovely the way you and the Distagon are...

Lovely the way you and the Distagon are emphasising the point of focus Michael.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-14-2018
Replies: 4,582
Views: 1,306,524
Posted By mcfingon
After his wife's...

After his wife's funeral:
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/51008/U51008I1544505862.SEQ.0.jpg
Leica M6 Elmar-M 50 Delta 100
John Mc
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-14-2018
Replies: 4,582
Views: 1,306,524
Posted By mcfingon
Terrific shot Jim! John Mc

Terrific shot Jim!
John Mc
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-09-2018
Replies: 372
Views: 61,538
Posted By mcfingon
Nice sharp lens and great to leave on the camera...

Nice sharp lens and great to leave on the camera constantly.
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/51008/U51008I1544363119.SEQ.0.jpg
Leica M6 Elmar-M 50 Delta 100
John Mc
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-04-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 842
Posted By mcfingon
Thanks for all the info Marty and I enjoyed the...

Thanks for all the info Marty and I enjoyed the Plus-X pic. One quirk of the image is that it the background reminds me of a melting emulsion look...
John Mc
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-04-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 969
Posted By mcfingon
I think I can answer the old TV method question....

I think I can answer the old TV method question. No, I believe it will not work if you try to use a youtube of a TV video. What is needed is the way the tv signals are shown on a CRT screen and that...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-28-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 410
Posted By mcfingon
Same question re-phrased: who did the...

Same question re-phrased: who did the re-silvering?
Thanks,
John Mc
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-28-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 410
Posted By mcfingon
Who did the work? John Mc

Who did the work?
John Mc
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-25-2018
Replies: 84
Views: 3,131
Posted By mcfingon
I'll vote for the M6 classic Kostya. I've owned...

I'll vote for the M6 classic Kostya. I've owned M2, M3, M4-P and now M6. My M6 is the sweetest and fastest to operate of all the Leicas I've owned. It's quick to load and unload and quick to meter....
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 11-25-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 1,037
Posted By mcfingon
Recently I saw the Canon 50 f1.2 for their...

Recently I saw the Canon 50 f1.2 for their mirrorless EOS-R and thought it was way too large to be considered portable or fit with the rangefinder ethos. With just a little more volume, it could have...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-24-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 1,227
Posted By mcfingon
You made the right decision Raid. It is terrible...

You made the right decision Raid. It is terrible to think that you may have been throwing the camera in the bin if it wasn't fixed. Now you've got more years of use out of it. I've seen some...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-21-2018
Replies: 51
Views: 2,031
Posted By mcfingon
The M2 is a lovely straightforward M, but be...

The M2 is a lovely straightforward M, but be aware if you put a 28mm on it, there's no appropriate outline shown because of that nice simple frameline set. My son has mine now, and is enjoying it...
Forum: Jim Lager - Leica Historian 11-21-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 1,334
Posted By mcfingon
This 1935 Elmar 50/3.5 looks authentic on my 1933...

This 1935 Elmar 50/3.5 looks authentic on my 1933 III, Rich. It needed a little cleaning to get some light haze out of it, which I was able to do myself....
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-15-2018
Replies: 164
Views: 3,044
Posted By mcfingon
I agree Erik, in that I use the III more than the...

I agree Erik, in that I use the III more than the IIIf, which is theoretically easier to use, having a closer VF and RF windows. There is something about the III, other than its appearance, that...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-14-2018
Replies: 164
Views: 3,044
Posted By mcfingon
1933, Raid. First year of that model I believe.

1933, Raid. First year of that model I believe.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-14-2018
Replies: 112
Views: 2,990
Posted By mcfingon
I'm looking forward to a very long and reliable...

I'm looking forward to a very long and reliable shutter life from my Sony A7S. I have used the silent electronic shutter since October 2014 and not the mechanical shutter. So, unless the electrons...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-14-2018
Replies: 164
Views: 3,044
Posted By mcfingon
I think this pic of my III with my 1951 IIIf...

I think this pic of my III with my 1951 IIIf shows the 3D effect of the Wood's metal engraving that Erik was talking about on the earlier Leica, and the more silver less creamy look of the chrome...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-14-2018
Replies: 164
Views: 3,044
Posted By mcfingon
Here's my 1933 III Raid. I was going on the...

Here's my 1933 III Raid. I was going on the nickel parts having a more gold tone than the chrome parts which look more silver to me. It may be the lighting or the signs of usage are different on your...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-13-2018
Replies: 164
Views: 3,044
Posted By mcfingon
Looking along the top deck of your camera Raid,...

Looking along the top deck of your camera Raid, it looks like the rewind knob and shutter speed dial are later, chrome-plated items than the nickel-plated film advance knob. My 1933 III has nickel...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-13-2018
Replies: 164
Views: 3,044
Posted By mcfingon
It’s almost like they deliberately made...

It’s almost like they deliberately made variations on the theme to keep us amused 83 years into the future, Raid. Very forward-thinking company, Leica.
John Mc
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 11-13-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 821
Posted By mcfingon
Thanks for the mentions Guth, Tony and Robert. It...

Thanks for the mentions Guth, Tony and Robert. It was a good event!
Forum: DIYS Modifications 11-07-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 843
Posted By mcfingon
I use a similar setup, but the camera is mounted...

I use a similar setup, but the camera is mounted horizontally so I don't have to stand over it when operating. I also left the condensers in the enlarger as I'm doing B&W only with this setup. The...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-05-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 602
Posted By mcfingon
I prefer the Pocket Light Meter.

I prefer the Pocket Light Meter.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 11-01-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 732
Posted By mcfingon
Great photographs and article Helen. Ara Guler...

Great photographs and article Helen. Ara Guler was a survivor with enormous courage and skill.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-23-2018
Replies: 445
Views: 13,742
Posted By mcfingon
But that wind lever will poke you in the other...

But that wind lever will poke you in the other eye :)
John Mc
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 10-19-2018
Replies: 183
Views: 95,979
Posted By mcfingon
I like the way the lens and you have handled the...

I like the way the lens and you have handled the sunlight here Andreas. I'm feeling sad I sold my Summicron 40/2 now!
John Mc
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 10-18-2018
Replies: 183
Views: 95,979
Posted By mcfingon
That's like an image from another planet!...

That's like an image from another planet! Absolutely fantastic, Andreas.
John Mc
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-18-2018
Replies: 445
Views: 13,742
Posted By mcfingon
I'm with you robert on thinking it's a good thing...

I'm with you robert on thinking it's a good thing that Leica are bringing out variations on the theme. I believe it is for real and I know even more certainly that I really don't have the money for...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 10-17-2018
Replies: 183
Views: 95,979
Posted By mcfingon
Nice shot and really compact and quick to use...

Nice shot and really compact and quick to use outfit Lynn. I had a 40/2 Summicron but found the tab and aperture rings too close for my large mitts. That Leica-type focus tab as shown above would be...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-15-2018
Replies: 399
Views: 56,194
Posted By mcfingon
Glass on my 1935 example looks very good to me...

Glass on my 1935 example looks very good to me Erik.
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/51008/U51008I1523853198.SEQ.0.jpg
John Mc
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-15-2018
Replies: 826
Views: 140,524
Posted By mcfingon
On a guided bicycle and boat tour in the Ionian...

On a guided bicycle and boat tour in the Ionian Islands of Greece last year.
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/51008/U51008I1539609653.SEQ.0.jpg
Sony A7S Elmar-M 50/2.8
John Mc
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-13-2018
Replies: 45
Views: 1,871
Posted By mcfingon
The M2 is quite different, as it has a different...

The M2 is quite different, as it has a different rangefinder and frame illuminator window setup from what I have read (0.72 magnification versus 0.92), as well as slightly different styling, which is...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-13-2018
Replies: 257
Views: 55,693
Posted By mcfingon
The camera combo I'm using at the moment is a...

The camera combo I'm using at the moment is a Leica III with 1950 Canon Serenar 50/1.9. Looking at lens schematics, the Serenar design appears very close to the pre-war Leitz Summar and even closer...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 10-12-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 634
Posted By mcfingon
I always carry the camera in a bag around my...

I always carry the camera in a bag around my waist. Built-in padding provides the vibration insulation.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-12-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 1,335
Posted By mcfingon
Kodak Xtol claims to be less toxic than D76, and...

Kodak Xtol claims to be less toxic than D76, and is safe to use with a septic system. I find Xtol finer-grained and sharper than D76 also. So, you may like to consider that next time. I still mix the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-07-2018
Replies: 455
Views: 65,608
Posted By mcfingon
Looks very strange with the waist level finder at...

Looks very strange with the waist level finder at right angles. I've not seen that done before. Should be fun...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-03-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 1,517
Posted By mcfingon
I recommend an M6. I got this one for about $1000...

I recommend an M6. I got this one for about $1000 US from Japan (without the Elmar-M 50 lens). I think it was cheaper than average because the white lettering on Leica M6 had been picked out and the...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 09-28-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 797
Posted By mcfingon
Thanks for the mention Mlehrman. John Mc

Thanks for the mention Mlehrman.
John Mc
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 09-11-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 715
Posted By mcfingon
Thanks for the mention and comment robert! John Mc

Thanks for the mention and comment robert!
John Mc
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 09-06-2018
Replies: 32
Views: 10,787
Posted By mcfingon
Try some dielectric grease on the lens barrel and...

Try some dielectric grease on the lens barrel and in the guiding slot. Mine started sliding too freely after I cleaned the barrel with alcohol, but the heavier grease won't run and slows the sliding...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 09-06-2018
Replies: 32
Views: 10,787
Posted By mcfingon
My son at the coffee shop opposite the university...

My son at the coffee shop opposite the university campus here, at f2.8 on the 50/1.9.
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/51008/U51008I1470993010.SEQ.0.jpg
John Mc
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-04-2018
Replies: 324
Views: 33,695
Posted By mcfingon
In the Boatshed...

In the Boatshed Markets.
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/51008/U51008I1532848298.SEQ.0.jpg
Leica M6, ZM Sonnar 50/1.5, Delta 100
John Mc
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-04-2018
Replies: 74
Views: 2,250
Posted By mcfingon
When I was doing newspaper photos in the 80's,...

When I was doing newspaper photos in the 80's, the 35mm lens was most useful for doing a shot of someone and showing his or her context. So think of it as an environmental portrait lens.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-04-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 397
Posted By mcfingon
That’s a really good I-26m you’ve got Kostya....

That’s a really good I-26m you’ve got Kostya. Particularly with the yellow filter, it looks more contrasty than the Summicron.
John Mc
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-03-2018
Replies: 407
Views: 18,329
Posted By mcfingon
Teaching my friend how to slide her GS in 1982....

Teaching my friend how to slide her GS in 1982. She was a good student!
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/51008/U51008I1535981774.SEQ.0.jpg
Pentax MX Pentax-M 50/1.7 on Kodachrome...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-02-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 1,404
Posted By mcfingon
I don't think any Leica lens renders quite like a...

I don't think any Leica lens renders quite like a Biogon. It's idiosyncratic, with its big curved bits of glass. Very high contrast, sharp in the centre wide-open. The only thing in this shot that's...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 09-01-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 1,279
Posted By mcfingon
That is a pre-war genuine Carl Zeiss Jena lens...

That is a pre-war genuine Carl Zeiss Jena lens from 1937. I have on the same on my 1937 Contax II. The post-war 50 f2 Sonnar lenses are not collapsible and have 6 digit serial numbers.
John Mc
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-31-2018
Replies: 407
Views: 18,329
Posted By mcfingon
How's this Dave? It's an indoor shot, but it's my...

How's this Dave? It's an indoor shot, but it's my daughter getting ready for the adventure of a ride on her new tricycle in...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-30-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 1,359
Posted By mcfingon
What the heck's going on Erik? That's not...

What the heck's going on Erik? That's not Perceptol! (but still very good...)
John Mc
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-29-2018
Replies: 173
Views: 10,466
Posted By mcfingon
It varies with what I'm going to do. For several...

It varies with what I'm going to do. For several weeks bicycling in my home state, this A7S and ZM Sonnar outfit is what I'm going to...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 08-27-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 682
Posted By mcfingon
Thanks for the mention James. John Mc

Thanks for the mention James.
John Mc
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 08-26-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 591
Posted By mcfingon
Thanks for the mentions James and Tony. I am very...

Thanks for the mentions James and Tony. I am very encouraged by your comments on my images.
John Mc
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-26-2018
Replies: 346
Views: 45,172
Posted By mcfingon
Another lovely one Lynn. You get terrific value...

Another lovely one Lynn. You get terrific value out of that 21 lens. And you'll need to come to furthest western Australia to compare coffees one day.
John Mc
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-26-2018
Replies: 279
Views: 29,191
Posted By mcfingon
What's Simo eating robert? All the best from...

What's Simo eating robert? All the best from Aus.
John Mc
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-26-2018
Replies: 279
Views: 29,191
Posted By mcfingon
Thanks dourbalister! Focus done with a tape...

Thanks dourbalister! Focus done with a tape measure, 1 metre set on lens. Old Hollywood technique if not appearance.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-25-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 982
Posted By mcfingon
That looks like a lot of haze that will...

That looks like a lot of haze that will definitely cause flare in your photos, particularly into the light. A lens hood is a good idea in general for the older lenses. Sometimes you can get a...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 08-25-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 2,170
Posted By mcfingon
It would be interesting to compare Xtol (my...

It would be interesting to compare Xtol (my favourite) and Perceptol on a 400 film Erik. I seldom use 400 but have some Delta 400 in stock, so if I can get some Perceptol I'll try both developers. My...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-23-2018
Replies: 598
Views: 106,511
Posted By mcfingon
Good one Andreas. I like the tones, lighting and...

Good one Andreas. I like the tones, lighting and movement blur.
John Mc
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-19-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 482
Posted By mcfingon
I've never heard of a factory-made black IIIf....

I've never heard of a factory-made black IIIf. They are all silver chrome to the best of my knowledge. I would assume the one you are talking about is a repaint. The serial sounds right for a 1951...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-13-2018
Replies: 109
Views: 3,031
Posted By mcfingon
My daughter and her cousin playing at the beach...

My daughter and her cousin playing at the beach in 1989.
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/51008/U51008I1534231713.SEQ.0.jpg
Nikon/Kodachrome 64
John Mc
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 08-12-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 1,119
Posted By mcfingon
I have seen prices around $600 US for genuine...

I have seen prices around $600 US for genuine Zeiss 50/1.5 Sonnars in LTM. That was the asking price, anyway. Some examples show the Zeiss serial number (which is shorter than the full serial number...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-11-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,770
Posted By mcfingon
That's good news Kostya. I don't own one, but...

That's good news Kostya. I don't own one, but after shooting a couple of frames with one, I've got the impression that the 50/1.8 Canon is a good lens.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-11-2018
Replies: 109
Views: 3,031
Posted By mcfingon
Journey into the light on my 1970...

Journey into the light on my 1970 BMW.
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/51008/U51008I1494145920.SEQ.0.jpg
Sony A7S with Elmar-M 24/3.8
John Mc
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 08-11-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 1,375
Posted By mcfingon
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/galler...

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/51008/U51008I1533992884.SEQ.0.jpg

My J12 mounted on my L1 Santino. Very close clearance, but it did fit.
John Mc
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-10-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 941
Posted By mcfingon
That's a very well-loved M2 Kostya. And the 35...

That's a very well-loved M2 Kostya. And the 35 looks like its seen a lot of things too. Some of his shots look considerably wider than 35, so maybe he had a few lenses.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 08-10-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 1,375
Posted By mcfingon
I had an L1 but its rangefinder patch faded to...

I had an L1 but its rangefinder patch faded to the point of being unusable. It’s not easy to repair that fault from what I can work out, because of the combined viewfinder/rangefinder. So make sure...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-09-2018
Replies: 279
Views: 29,191
Posted By mcfingon
Shed self-portrait with Leica III and nickel...

Shed self-portrait with Leica III and nickel Elmar 5cm on Acros 100 film, using APDOO self-timer:
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/51008/U51008I1533885877.SEQ.0.jpg
John Mc
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-09-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 559
Posted By mcfingon
If you really want to show the close-up area, you...

If you really want to show the close-up area, you need a smaller strip down the right-hand side of the viewfinder (seen from the front)...
Forum: Travel 08-06-2018
Replies: 33
Views: 984
Posted By mcfingon
I think colour can be appropriate in the Milan...

I think colour can be appropriate in the Milan Galleria, Raid. here is my photo of it from September last...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-05-2018
Replies: 31
Views: 2,343
Posted By mcfingon
I can only add that I have an '86 M6 and love it....

I can only add that I have an '86 M6 and love it. Smooth and quiet, and very functional.
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/51008/U51008I1478577889.SEQ.0.jpg
John Mc
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-30-2018
Replies: 598
Views: 106,511
Posted By mcfingon
No mirror used! Instead I used a table-top tripod...

No mirror used! Instead I used a table-top tripod and a Soligor self-timer accessory on my M6 with 50/1.5...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-30-2018
Replies: 124
Views: 4,555
Posted By mcfingon
I've been a long-term (since 1976) Ilford film...

I've been a long-term (since 1976) Ilford film user, Kostya, and they seem to be surviving well from what I can see in Australia. I can still get the film that I now use most of, 35mm Delta 100, in...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-29-2018
Replies: 4,582
Views: 1,306,524
Posted By mcfingon
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/galler...

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/51008/U51008I1532848298.SEQ.0.jpg
Leica M6, ZM Sonnar 50/1.5, Delta 100
John Mc
Forum: Chris Crawford 07-27-2018
Replies: 119
Views: 5,034
Posted By mcfingon
Yes, great to hear about this Chris. Having...

Yes, great to hear about this Chris. Having children go through challenges and succeed in the end is especially beneficial for them and for you.
John Mc
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 07-24-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 1,228
Posted By mcfingon
Thanks for the mention robert, good to see Simmo...

Thanks for the mention robert, good to see Simmo and you in Raid's photo too.
John Mc
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 07-23-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 1,228
Posted By mcfingon
Thanks for the mention Klaus. John Mc

Thanks for the mention Klaus.
John Mc
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-21-2018
Replies: 47
Views: 1,654
Posted By mcfingon
As a way to apologise to Lynn, we'll have to find...

As a way to apologise to Lynn, we'll have to find a low-priced but nice black Barnack for him. This may take a while...
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