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Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-18-2019
Replies: 107
Views: 4,683
Posted By benmacphoto
Wonder if this has to due with the financial...

Wonder if this has to due with the financial issues faced by Tetenal. Who if I remember correctly produced the chemicals for HC-110, among other developers.

HC-110 is my favorite developer so I just...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-16-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,494
Posted By benmacphoto
Huge difference in tone/contrast gives the m240...

Huge difference in tone/contrast gives the m240 away.
But sharpness and resolution are great on both.

Nice comparison.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-09-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,664
Posted By benmacphoto
The Canon 35mm f2.0 LTM. My opinion is it's the...

The Canon 35mm f2.0 LTM.
My opinion is it's the best 35mm for LTM.
Can be found for less then a 35mm Summaron f3.5 and performs better.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-06-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 665
Posted By benmacphoto
Indie Photo in Philadelphia is the lab I use for...

Indie Photo in Philadelphia is the lab I use for C-41.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-05-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 354
Posted By benmacphoto
Looks like the black paint that is used around...

Looks like the black paint that is used around optics to prevent flare and reflections is deteriorating.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-30-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 302
Posted By benmacphoto
Just saw the other thread, a Moderator can delete...

Just saw the other thread, a Moderator can delete this thread.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-30-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 302
Posted By benmacphoto
Tetenal Closing after 172 Years

https://petapixel.com/2019/01/30/photo-chemistry-giant-tetenal-closing-shop-after-172-years-report/

Reports are coming out saying photo chemical company Tetenal will be closing in April.
They make...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-09-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 4,095
Posted By benmacphoto
M6 was always considered a great entry into Leica...

M6 was always considered a great entry into Leica with its classic design and built in meter.
M7 with its electronics, if they fail its an expensive repair, are going down in price.

Same reason a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-05-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 665
Posted By benmacphoto
On an M with many lenses that is true. However,...

On an M with many lenses that is true.
However, put a Canon LTM 50mm f1.4 on a Leica IIIC-F and you'll find you're missing nearly half of the viewfinder.

The point of an RF viewfinder is the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-02-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,973
Posted By benmacphoto
With the amount of quality super 8 cameras on the...

With the amount of quality super 8 cameras on the used market, I'd wonder why they would bother making this camera.
Sure make the film but a new super 8 camera is not needed.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 12-24-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 891
Posted By benmacphoto
They were too expensive, sub par materials, and I...

They were too expensive, sub par materials, and I believe not made in the US unlike the classic bags.
I liked their design, but the classics cannot be beat.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 12-17-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 1,135
Posted By benmacphoto
That is something I would enjoy trying out and...

That is something I would enjoy trying out and using.
Had a Yashica T4 Super D with the waist level finder and I found it to be useful at times.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-12-2018
Replies: 45
Views: 1,503
Posted By benmacphoto
I once had an F2 where the prism was out of...

I once had an F2 where the prism was out of alignment so what looked in focus was actually out of focus.
Replaced the prism solved this.

If you take the prism off and look at the focusing screen,...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-26-2018
Replies: 35
Views: 2,310
Posted By benmacphoto
Recently sold a 4000 at work for $450 with the...

Recently sold a 4000 at work for $450 with the SA-21, was for sale for almost 2 months.

The 8000 does sell for more, $1000 with accessories.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-26-2018
Replies: 35
Views: 2,310
Posted By benmacphoto
Nikon CoolScan 4000 is easily the best scanner...

Nikon CoolScan 4000 is easily the best scanner under $500 for 35mm
The 8000 would be good for 120 but they are getting long in the tooth and harder to find.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-05-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 909
Posted By benmacphoto
I understand they are all "done by hand" in the...

I understand they are all "done by hand" in the sense of using a pantograph.
But these look as if they are done freehand.
The beading in the numbers, rather then smooth lines.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-05-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 909
Posted By benmacphoto
My thought exactly. That engraving looks like it...

My thought exactly.
That engraving looks like it was done by hand.
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 08-11-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 888
Posted By benmacphoto
I have work in this new publication, when it...

I have work in this new publication, when it comes out.
Love to see members here backing it.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-27-2018
Replies: 1
Views: 810
Posted By benmacphoto
Looks like it has 75mm frame lines added.

Looks like it has 75mm frame lines added.
Forum: Jim Lager - Leica Historian 01-09-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 1,499
Posted By benmacphoto
That is a 21mm viewfinder, missing is black rear...

That is a 21mm viewfinder, missing is black rear cover.
And the other is goggles for a 50mm dual range Summicron.
Two separate pieces.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-01-2017
Replies: 48
Views: 2,972
Posted By benmacphoto
No, not at all. The only M I would look for would...

No, not at all.
The only M I would look for would be a 240, since they perform well and their prices are now entering sub $3000.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-13-2017
Replies: 44
Views: 2,691
Posted By benmacphoto
I've always just trimmed the leader and the film...

I've always just trimmed the leader and the film loads properly.
Interested in the additional film leader idea of the OP.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-09-2017
Replies: 46
Views: 1,894
Posted By benmacphoto
How about posting some examples taken with the...

How about posting some examples taken with the lens where it seems like you're having a problem?
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 11-08-2017
Replies: 45
Views: 6,940
Posted By benmacphoto
I've owned the Contax T3, Olympus MJU II, Yashica...

I've owned the Contax T3, Olympus MJU II, Yashica T2/T3/T4
The Contax T3 is a great camera, but the price caused me to pass it on.
The MJU II focus was good 90% of the time.
The Yashicas were the...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 11-05-2017
Replies: 53
Views: 8,182
Posted By benmacphoto
Another great lab to check out would be Indie...

Another great lab to check out would be Indie Photo here in Philadelphia.
Professional development and great prices.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-31-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 1,826
Posted By benmacphoto
I have used the very inexpensive ones before,...

I have used the very inexpensive ones before, works just as well as a Thumbs Up.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-17-2017
Replies: 79
Views: 3,622
Posted By benmacphoto
I would love to try one out and get some sample...

I would love to try one out and get some sample images with it.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-03-2017
Replies: 137
Views: 6,102
Posted By benmacphoto
Seriously, and I thought Kentmere was the best...

Seriously, and I thought Kentmere was the best priced film.
Forum: Fuji X Series 09-20-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 4,454
Posted By benmacphoto
I'm very much looking forward to the XE3 for my...

I'm very much looking forward to the XE3 for my next Fuji camera.
Thanks for the link.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-13-2017
Replies: 19
Views: 1,634
Posted By benmacphoto
A lot of times putting the money into a repair...

A lot of times putting the money into a repair equals the value of the equipment selling as if it had been serviced.
If that is the case, I sell it as is and let someone else put the money into it.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-11-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 2,163
Posted By benmacphoto
This kind of distribution is only affecting...

This kind of distribution is only affecting smaller stores, like the one I work at.
I am assuming, but based on numbers for minimum order, larger stores order directly from Ilford.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-09-2017
Replies: 9,057
Views: 890,122
Posted By benmacphoto
Olympus XA and Olympus Stylus Epic, both are fun...

Olympus XA and Olympus Stylus Epic, both are fun little cameras.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-07-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 2,128
Posted By benmacphoto
I would keep the 35mm Summilux, 50mm Summicron,...

I would keep the 35mm Summilux, 50mm Summicron, and 90mm Summicron.
Sell the other glass and pick up a 50mm f1.0 Noctilux.
I use a Noctilux as my main lens and think a 50mm Summicron would be good to...
Forum: Nikon RF 09-06-2017
Replies: 53
Views: 3,681
Posted By benmacphoto
Hi Jon. My 35mm f1.8 LTM Nikkor just came back...

Hi Jon.
My 35mm f1.8 LTM Nikkor just came back from service at DAG.

SN: 181344 red C
Forum: Jim Lager - Leica Historian 09-02-2017
Replies: 23
Views: 2,114
Posted By benmacphoto
Great to have you here!

Great to have you here!
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-14-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 1,524
Posted By benmacphoto
I've talked to him a few times last month and...

I've talked to him a few times last month and this month.
He has a lens of mine that he's working on.
And I sent him another lens to check it out and he responded every time I've contacted...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-09-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1,305
Posted By benmacphoto
The late versions of the M4-P with the flush...

The late versions of the M4-P with the flush windows are zinc plates I believe.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-08-2017
Replies: 53
Views: 3,034
Posted By benmacphoto
I'd like to see Leica re issue the 35mm pre ASPH...

I'd like to see Leica re issue the 35mm pre ASPH Summilux.
Or another classic lens with some character.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-06-2017
Replies: 46
Views: 2,447
Posted By benmacphoto
I've had two M8s, an M9, and now a 240. I got the...

I've had two M8s, an M9, and now a 240.
I got the M8 in early 2009 and my regret with that camera was at the time a used Noctilux was around the same price as the used M8.
And then a few months later...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-04-2017
Replies: 40
Views: 1,680
Posted By benmacphoto
For me the frame line preview lever is very...

For me the frame line preview lever is very useful.
I use the frame line preview lever often to see how an image would look without swapping a lens.
And recently picked up an M240 which does not have...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-01-2017
Replies: 7,469
Views: 3,819,673
Posted By benmacphoto
My slightly modified M6 TTL .85 viewfinder. My...

My slightly modified M6 TTL .85 viewfinder.
My main lens is a Noctilux so I had the 75mm frame lines masked.
And just received a chrome battery cover.
The Leicavit really feels well with large lenses...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-22-2017
Replies: 386
Views: 36,358
Posted By benmacphoto
I saw this an am confused. What is different...

I saw this an am confused.
What is different about an M4 from other film Ms?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-22-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 839
Posted By benmacphoto
Perfect example Erik. Only time I've ever had an...

Perfect example Erik.
Only time I've ever had an accidental exposure with a Leica was using a soft release, which was quickly removed from the camera.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-18-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 911
Posted By benmacphoto
They originally were asking $20k. It even sold...

They originally were asking $20k.
It even sold but was returned.
KEH isn't what it used to be with their grading and quality.
Sure it's a rare camera but it seems as of late the collectors market is...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-12-2017
Replies: 141
Views: 8,225
Posted By benmacphoto
My experience with Leica NJ has been great,...

My experience with Leica NJ has been great, though it has just been for sourcing parts.
Calling them directly I was able to get some parts for a custom M I was building.
And recently they have...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-07-2017
Replies: 18
Views: 916
Posted By benmacphoto
I do not understand how Sherry still operates, or...

I do not understand how Sherry still operates, or rather, who would subject themselves to her "personality".
I've used DAG for complicated work such as lens collimation, and Youxin for general...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-07-2017
Replies: 152
Views: 5,197
Posted By benmacphoto
I was thinking the same thing about photos linked...

I was thinking the same thing about photos linked here from my account.
I deleted the account the other day after finding out about the policy change.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-29-2017
Replies: 386
Views: 36,358
Posted By benmacphoto
Me too. I think I will take the plunge next week...

Me too.
I think I will take the plunge next week and see how it stacks up against my Noctilux.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-26-2017
Replies: 136
Views: 7,907
Posted By benmacphoto
For what it's worth, the "new" line of Domke bags...

For what it's worth, the "new" line of Domke bags no longer feature the flag and made in USA.

The classic line of bags still have the made in USA inside the bag.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-26-2017
Replies: 386
Views: 36,358
Posted By benmacphoto
This is what is holding me back from getting...

This is what is holding me back from getting it.
That the focus is user adjustable.
I'd like the focus to be accurate out of the box since I only work with film Ms.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-25-2017
Replies: 386
Views: 36,358
Posted By benmacphoto
New 50mm f1.1

So who will be the first to test this lens out?

https://leicarumors.com/2017/06/25/new-chinese-7artisans-50mm-f1-1-lens-for-leica-m-mount.aspx/

The price point is really intriguing.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-18-2017
Replies: 130
Views: 6,072
Posted By benmacphoto
My best Leica score was an M3 single stroke with...

My best Leica score was an M3 single stroke with 50mm Summicron and 28mm f3.5 Voigtlander Color Skopar with mini Voigtlander 28/35 finder for $650.

Best camera score is a Canon A-1 with 50mm f1.4...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 06-13-2017
Replies: 373
Views: 42,508
Posted By benmacphoto
What an amazing thread of images! It's making me...

What an amazing thread of images!
It's making me search for a 35mm f1.4 Zeiss now.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-13-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 500
Posted By benmacphoto
From what I have heard at work 100 Tmax in 120 is...

From what I have heard at work 100 Tmax in 120 is still out, and unknown when it will return.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-08-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 868
Posted By benmacphoto
I've owned two 35mm f2 version IV Summicrons. One...

I've owned two 35mm f2 version IV Summicrons.
One from 1984 and the other a late chrome German one.
The 1984 did not show aperture blades wide open, but the later German one did.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-01-2017
Replies: 43
Views: 2,496
Posted By benmacphoto
While it is a different lens with a different...

While it is a different lens with a different look, the 35mm Pre ASPH Summilux can be had for less then a V1 35mm Summicron.
You'd get an extra stop over the Summicron with unique character wide...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-01-2017
Replies: 43
Views: 2,496
Posted By benmacphoto
Ha, didn't have to at all. It was a good trade...

Ha, didn't have to at all. It was a good trade and nice to see him in NYC today.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-01-2017
Replies: 43
Views: 2,496
Posted By benmacphoto
I know that feeling all to well. The 35mm...

I know that feeling all to well.
The 35mm Summicron V1 is a lens I've had on my mind for a while.
But the price of a V1 35mm Summicron keeps me away from getting one.
Not to mention I enjoy my 35mm...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-12-2017
Replies: 2
Views: 703
Posted By benmacphoto
Every F100 I ever had suffered from this. The...

Every F100 I ever had suffered from this.
The plastic track that the diopter travels on is usually what breaks if I'm not mistaken.

Not sure of a home fix, maybe someone knows.
But it doesn't sound...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-05-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 822
Posted By benmacphoto
For years I used the M hand grip. But for the...

For years I used the M hand grip.
But for the last year I have used them without the grip and haven't looked back.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-04-2017
Replies: 26
Views: 3,432
Posted By benmacphoto
I use the Domke gripper on my M5. As it's my...

I use the Domke gripper on my M5.
As it's my favorite strap and I use them on all of my cameras.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-26-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 1,384
Posted By benmacphoto
When I had an M6 a battery would last for months...

When I had an M6 a battery would last for months without issue.
There are battery drain problems that can develop with M6 electronics, and from what I've read there are test to see if there is a...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-23-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 2,228
Posted By benmacphoto
Based on current prices I would go with a version...

Based on current prices I would go with a version V with the built in hood.
I've owned a few over the years and found they had the perfect balance of sharpness and smooth rendering in the out of...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 04-04-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1,176
Posted By benmacphoto
I wonder if it's an issue with RFF and the link,...

I wonder if it's an issue with RFF and the link, because I have gone on other RFF pages with links to eBay and it redirects to www.viglink.com as well.
Forum: DIYS Modifications 03-28-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1,163
Posted By benmacphoto
I have a photo of it mounted inside with the film...

I have a photo of it mounted inside with the film door removed from my M4, I'll have to post it later.
Not sure of the measurement but works well on film Ms.
I wouldn't try it with a digital M.
Forum: DIYS Modifications 03-28-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1,163
Posted By benmacphoto
When I had the adapter I used it on an M4. And...

When I had the adapter I used it on an M4.
And also with a Sony A7R mkII.
It could mount inside the A7R mkII but the shutter could hit the rear element, so I would not recommend it.
I believe the...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 03-18-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1,095
Posted By benmacphoto
Congrats Sug!

Congrats Sug!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-14-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 1,463
Posted By benmacphoto
I voted f0.95, f1.0, f1.1, and I feel like I got...

I voted f0.95, f1.0, f1.1, and I feel like I got it right this time.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-13-2017
Replies: 42
Views: 4,439
Posted By benmacphoto
I voted f0.95, f1.0, f1.1, but second guessing...

I voted f0.95, f1.0, f1.1, but second guessing myself now haha.
Very hard to tell, but I am now leaning to f1.0, f0.95, f1.1.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-07-2017
Replies: 266
Views: 16,524
Posted By benmacphoto
Now this is interesting and something I have...

Now this is interesting and something I have noticed.
Which could be why street photography as a genre gets negative attention, such as the title of this thread.

And the same could be said about...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-06-2017
Replies: 19
Views: 1,272
Posted By benmacphoto
All film M cameras have brass top and bottom...

All film M cameras have brass top and bottom plates, except late M4-P? and M6.
M6 and M6 TTL use zinc.
The M6 TTL Millenium and M6 LHSA have brass plates.
M7 and on have brass again.

Some digital M...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-03-2017
Replies: 79
Views: 4,840
Posted By benmacphoto
Looks great! Are you going to repaint it? Or keep...

Looks great!
Are you going to repaint it? Or keep it semi unrestored?
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-03-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 952
Posted By benmacphoto
I follow their account and love seeing the work...

I follow their account and love seeing the work they do.
They always post great shots of their repaints, and great behind the scenes of cameras being repaired.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 03-03-2017
Replies: 247
Views: 20,003
Posted By benmacphoto
Where have you seen recent sales at that...

Where have you seen recent sales at that price?
Lowest I have seen is $3000

Will the used prices recover?
No, they will continue to go down for a few years and then they will level out.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-28-2017
Replies: 65
Views: 6,230
Posted By benmacphoto
I've always pronounced it Roll-ee-flex.

I've always pronounced it Roll-ee-flex.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-22-2017
Replies: 79
Views: 4,840
Posted By benmacphoto
Ha I had my eye on this camera. I thought of...

Ha I had my eye on this camera.
I thought of fixing it up, but the money that would have gone into it is going to another project now.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-13-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1,491
Posted By benmacphoto
I have used the Fuji equivalent to the Kodak...

I have used the Fuji equivalent to the Kodak motion picture films.
64D and 500T film stocks.
I rarely shoot with the 500T, as it is really expired.
For using the tungsten film with daylight you'd...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-13-2017
Replies: 70
Views: 4,466
Posted By benmacphoto
I'd say by using a light meter, taking a photo at...

I'd say by using a light meter, taking a photo at those settings.
And seeing if it comes out properly exposed.
Not to mention testing higher speeds for capping which would show on the image.
And slow...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 02-13-2017
Replies: 152
Views: 13,869
Posted By benmacphoto
Part of the problem is their attempts to enter...

Part of the problem is their attempts to enter different markets.
The key mission is, in my opinion, wasted time and money spent on an already shrinking market.
Just look at GoPro for how well that...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-13-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 1,337
Posted By benmacphoto
The drawback to using a Super Angulon with an M6...

The drawback to using a Super Angulon with an M6 is no light meter function.

The M6 does not have 21mm frame lines, so you should use an external finder for accurate framing.
Forum: Off Topic 02-08-2017
Replies: 24
Views: 1,528
Posted By benmacphoto
What about those who own both systems?

What about those who own both systems?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-08-2017
Replies: 29
Views: 1,474
Posted By benmacphoto
Just wondering, is this the same film as Kodak...

Just wondering, is this the same film as Kodak EIR?

http://filmphotographyproject.com/store/135-infrared-fpp-color-infrared
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 02-05-2017
Replies: 104
Views: 10,772
Posted By benmacphoto
Another vote for Domke gripper. I use both the 1"...

Another vote for Domke gripper.
I use both the 1" and 1.5" strap, depending on the weight of the kit.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-23-2017
Replies: 7,469
Views: 3,819,673
Posted By benmacphoto
Nice kit Sug. I had my eye on that M4 during it's...

Nice kit Sug.
I had my eye on that M4 during it's brief listing.
Sure looks great.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-18-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 2,298
Posted By benmacphoto
I would look at getting a CoolScan 9000 for 120...

I would look at getting a CoolScan 9000 for 120 scans.
Usedphotopro had a great deal on one not to long ago with holders.
Optically they will beat the Plustek.
I've never used an older Imacon, but...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 01-17-2017
Replies: 629
Views: 49,131
Posted By benmacphoto
I would like a digital M to keep is all the same...

I would like a digital M to keep is all the same family, especially with a sensor designed to work with my glass.
A digital M and a film M.
But the video in the M240 doesn't do it for me.
And I love...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 01-17-2017
Replies: 629
Views: 49,131
Posted By benmacphoto
I do, and the phone does take nice video. But I...

I do, and the phone does take nice video.
But I can't use my Leica glass on my phone.
Mostly shoot with film Ms, but for events I bring a Sony mirrorless to shoot video.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 01-17-2017
Replies: 629
Views: 49,131
Posted By benmacphoto
I agree, and imagine it isn't that hard to put at...

I agree, and imagine it isn't that hard to put at least really good HD video in.
I'm mostly a stills shooter now, but when I go to certain events video is nice to have and I really dislike carrying...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-16-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 2,298
Posted By benmacphoto
Interesting topic. When comparing scanners I...

Interesting topic.
When comparing scanners I found my old 4000 coolscan did a great job matching image quality from a Felxtight X1...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-13-2017
Replies: 69
Views: 6,494
Posted By benmacphoto
With the second and third batch of images it does...

With the second and third batch of images it does look like lens #2 is the reissue, slightly better contrast.
But I'm surprised by the performance of the first set of images.
I've never used the...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-13-2017
Replies: 69
Views: 6,494
Posted By benmacphoto
I'd say #1 is the 2005 reissue and #2 is the...

I'd say #1 is the 2005 reissue and #2 is the original 35mm 1.8.
Looks like #1 has better control of coma over #2, and the modern coatings would help this.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-11-2017
Replies: 82
Views: 4,598
Posted By benmacphoto
I couldn't agree more. I bought as much as I...

I couldn't agree more.
I bought as much as I could when it discontinued.
And wish I bought more.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-10-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 2,870
Posted By benmacphoto
And they lowered the price on their site, down to...

And they lowered the price on their site, down to $4500.
Not to mention the one at Setadel Studios is a Leitz-Eigentum version.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-09-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 699
Posted By benmacphoto
Looks like something in the shutter. Put the...

Looks like something in the shutter.
Put the camera on bulb and open the back and take the lens off and fire the shutter to see if something is stuck inside.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-08-2017
Replies: 76
Views: 5,060
Posted By benmacphoto
An interesting topic since I work at an...

An interesting topic since I work at an independent camera store in my city.
We are the last of what was once many camera stores in the city.
There are other stores around, all about 20-30 miles...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 01-06-2017
Replies: 354
Sticky: RIP Tom A
Views: 53,718
Posted By benmacphoto
Sad news indeed, he will be greatly missed.

Sad news indeed, he will be greatly missed.
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 01-04-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 3,839
Posted By benmacphoto
Splitimage nailed it. Most camera sold today are...

Splitimage nailed it.
Most camera sold today are coming with built in wifi, and most have great apps for transferring images.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-03-2017
Replies: 48
Views: 11,425
Posted By benmacphoto
I believe it was cost cutting, and it might not...

I believe it was cost cutting, and it might not be a highly used function.
Though I have used the self timer in a pinch when I forgot a cable release and didn't want to have camera shake.

However as...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-03-2017
Replies: 48
Views: 11,425
Posted By benmacphoto
That would be a great product for Leica to...

That would be a great product for Leica to reintroduce.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-03-2017
Replies: 48
Views: 11,425
Posted By benmacphoto
Not true. The M4-2 and M4-P do not have self...

Not true.
The M4-2 and M4-P do not have self timers, or batteries.
And the M5 has both a self timer and battery.
Forum: Photo Software 12-31-2016
Replies: 53
Views: 4,530
Posted By benmacphoto
Very nice idea for a thread. Here is my...

Very nice idea for a thread.
Here is my version.
I used Silver Efex Pro 2 and adjusted brightness and contrast, color filters, film settings, and...
Forum: Photo Software 12-20-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 5,873
Posted By benmacphoto
I'll second Eilver Efex Pro 2.

I'll second Eilver Efex Pro 2.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-16-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 1,084
Posted By benmacphoto
I've used ECN-2 film in the past in several M's,...

I've used ECN-2 film in the past in several M's, M6 and M4-2.
Worked well in both.
I rolled 36 exp rolls and they worked fine.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-14-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 1,429
Posted By benmacphoto
I had an M7 on loan before for a while and shot...

I had an M7 on loan before for a while and shot several rolls of film through it.
Never had an issue with a battery draining overnight with it left on and out.
To me it seems like an electrical issue...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-13-2016
Replies: 3
Views: 762
Posted By benmacphoto
I recently started using this in my M5 after...

I recently started using this in my M5 after using zinc air batteries.
I went with the 386 battery and it works really well.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 12-12-2016
Replies: 90
Views: 101,172
Posted By benmacphoto
I'll add things as they come up but for now I...

I'll add things as they come up but for now I have two things to offer, no cost and shipping is on me.

A Hoya Series VII UV filter, nice condition. - claimed
And a 72mm Hoya SMC UV filter, great...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-09-2016
Replies: 86
Views: 7,132
Posted By benmacphoto
My vote is to the F2. The best manual Nikon...

My vote is to the F2. The best manual Nikon SLR.
They are very well made and feel great to use.
Lens compatibility is a big plus, not to mention the different viewfinders and focusing screens.
It's a...
Forum: RFF News 12-03-2016
Replies: 43
Views: 6,817
Posted By benmacphoto
Congrats Ellen, and nice shots by those who...

Congrats Ellen, and nice shots by those who entered.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-30-2016
Replies: 31
Views: 2,245
Posted By benmacphoto
The black paint DE-1 finder is also uncommon...

The black paint DE-1 finder is also uncommon compared to the chrome version.
Sometimes you can find deals on them, but most of the time people ask too much money for one.
They look really nice on the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-30-2016
Replies: 29
Views: 1,746
Posted By benmacphoto
I felt the same way. And thought he would have...

I felt the same way.
And thought he would have left sooner after his long absence and filming in the UK.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-30-2016
Replies: 31
Views: 2,245
Posted By benmacphoto
I have had both. The focus screen might have more...

I have had both.
The focus screen might have more to do with viewfinder brightness, because I don't remember any difference in brightness between the DE-1 and DP-12.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-30-2016
Replies: 709
Views: 80,491
Posted By benmacphoto
This is how I feel as well after owning one for a...

This is how I feel as well after owning one for a while now.
I ended up selling my other M film bodies.
The M7 may surpass the M5 in shooting with aperture priority mode which I really enjoyed...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-30-2016
Replies: 31
Views: 2,245
Posted By benmacphoto
Had an black F2 with DE-1 as well but sold...

Had an black F2 with DE-1 as well but sold it.
Regretted it and got an F2AS from here in the classifieds.

My old F2 with DE-1 finder and 2.1cm Nikkor...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-24-2016
Replies: 66
Views: 4,257
Posted By benmacphoto
I first saw that M2 on NYC craigslist, and while...

I first saw that M2 on NYC craigslist, and while I'm no collector it seems the paint does not have the right look to be original.

I don't think black paint Leicas will come down in value anytime...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-22-2016
Replies: 21
Views: 1,205
Posted By benmacphoto
Since it was gifted I would invest in getting...

Since it was gifted I would invest in getting everything up to working order.
Then if you truly do not want/need it, sell it.
Just my thought.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-18-2016
Replies: 90
Views: 5,197
Posted By benmacphoto
I always have my M5 with me. Doesn't matter where...

I always have my M5 with me.
Doesn't matter where I'm going, it's with me.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-18-2016
Replies: 123
Views: 8,423
Posted By benmacphoto
My F2 has my M5 and M8. 28mm Color Skopar, 35mm...

My F2 has my M5 and M8.
28mm Color Skopar, 35mm pre ASPH Summilux, and 50mm f1.1 Nokton.
5 rolls of Kentmere 400, notebook and pen.
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 11-18-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 1,509
Posted By benmacphoto
I use Wordpress as well, and just turned it into...

I use Wordpress as well, and just turned it into my main website and cancelled my old site.
I just have to get more active with updating it.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-29-2016
Replies: 709
Views: 80,491
Posted By benmacphoto
I love the 50 Summicron-M, and ended up getting a...

I love the 50 Summicron-M, and ended up getting a 50mm f1.1 to go with it.
I find myself using the 50mm f1.1 more then the Summicron.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-27-2016
Replies: 31
Views: 3,185
Posted By benmacphoto
I've used a very small flat screw driver to chip...

I've used a very small flat screw driver to chip off the old vulcanite.
And just as ferider said, clean the body afterwards and be careful not to scratch the body.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-20-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 1,978
Posted By benmacphoto
I'm picking up an M8 tomorrow so it will be cool...

I'm picking up an M8 tomorrow so it will be cool to give this a try.
When I had one before I wasn't aware of the ISO trick, but really like the results shown here.
Thanks for posting them David.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-06-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 2,769
Posted By benmacphoto
Great find. Love coming across older images like...

Great find.
Love coming across older images like this, thanks for sharing.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-01-2016
Replies: 25
Views: 1,993
Posted By benmacphoto
Have never used Foma, but I use Kentmere 400...

Have never used Foma, but I use Kentmere 400 often and really like the results.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-24-2016
Replies: 41
Views: 2,860
Posted By benmacphoto
Depending on the price I'd keep it and send it to...

Depending on the price I'd keep it and send it to Youxin or DAG for a cleaning.
Or see if the seller would chip in for the cleaning.
Forum: Nikon RF 09-09-2016
Replies: 40
Views: 4,944
Posted By benmacphoto
I do like the look on certain cameras. Leica M's...

I do like the look on certain cameras.
Leica M's are usually done well.
That F2 does not look as nice, the leather looks sloppy.
I do not think it adds to the cameras value, but doesn't hurt it...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-07-2016
Replies: 20
Views: 2,190
Posted By benmacphoto
Looks like an issue with the film holder. I would...

Looks like an issue with the film holder.
I would check the film holder to see that it is properly intact and nothing is stuck on it.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-27-2016
Replies: 131
Views: 10,260
Posted By benmacphoto
The cameras that are the most fun for me to use...

The cameras that are the most fun for me to use are Leica rangefinders.
With my favorite being the M5.
My FM3a is also a fun camera to use, and once my Rolleiflex Wide comes back from service it will...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-27-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 1,439
Posted By benmacphoto
Was there a filter on the lens? Some lenses do...

Was there a filter on the lens?
Some lenses do not agree with filters.
Had a 35mm Summicron that when used with a UV filter would cause a flare similar to what is shown here.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-26-2016
Replies: 9,057
Views: 890,122
Posted By benmacphoto
Picked up a Leica M5 recently. And just got a...

Picked up a Leica M5 recently.
And just got a Rolleiflex wide, which needs some service but once it's back it will be a fun shooter.
Forum: RFF Polls 08-24-2016
Replies: 53
Views: 4,087
Posted By benmacphoto
I use Kentmere 400 the most, followed by...

I use Kentmere 400 the most, followed by HP5.
Occasionally I use Tri X and then T-max 400.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-23-2016
Replies: 104
Views: 8,267
Posted By benmacphoto
When I started getting into photography I mainly...

When I started getting into photography I mainly used a Mamiya 645AF, then got Hasselblads.
But for how and what I shoot 35mm rangefinder works the best.
Though I did just grab an interesting medium...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-22-2016
Replies: 49
Views: 3,204
Posted By benmacphoto
That's usually what gets me. Finding a good deal...

That's usually what gets me.
Finding a good deal on a lens makes it hard to resist, and I usually buy it.
The thought being if I don't like it I could always sell it and come out even or ahead.

I've...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 08-19-2016
Replies: 2
Views: 1,205
Posted By benmacphoto
The F2 was my first Domke bag, have had it for a...

The F2 was my first Domke bag, have had it for a decade now.
A really great bag.
I use my F6 more though, then the F-5XB for carrying a few lenses and film.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-19-2016
Replies: 363
Views: 24,721
Posted By benmacphoto
From cameras that I have owned and used. 1....

From cameras that I have owned and used.

1. Leica M5
2. Leica M7
3. Nikon FM3a
4. Nikon F3HP
5. Nikon D810
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 08-19-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 2,595
Posted By benmacphoto
It could happen to any M6 as they were zinc...

It could happen to any M6 as they were zinc plates. The titanium is just a finish, zinc is still below it.
Had a black M6 that had them, I just ignored it.
Forum: RFF Polls 08-14-2016
Replies: 149
Views: 13,495
Posted By benmacphoto
I have a film rangefinder with me every...

I have a film rangefinder with me every day.
Occasionally a film Nikon makes an appearance though.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-26-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 945
Posted By benmacphoto
I usually give the person some time and change it...

I usually give the person some time and change it to pending.
And if someone else is interested I try and get in touch with them if the first person backs out.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-23-2016
Replies: 111
Views: 11,951
Posted By benmacphoto
The only dream M lens I would want is a 1.0...

The only dream M lens I would want is a 1.0 Noctilux.
Have only used one briefly, but would like to own one.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 07-23-2016
Replies: 50
Views: 4,383
Posted By benmacphoto
When I got into scanning I thought of getting a...

When I got into scanning I thought of getting a Pakon to scan the whole roll, then use the Nikon for higher resolution scans of select images.
But I did the SA-21 hack to make it think it's a...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-23-2016
Replies: 12
Views: 1,457
Posted By benmacphoto
I sent a different Voigtlander lens to Don for...

I sent a different Voigtlander lens to Don for collimation.
Great work, about three weeks total turn around time from when I shipped it to getting it back.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 07-18-2016
Replies: 50
Views: 4,383
Posted By benmacphoto
Yes. It's why I've stuck with using my CoolScan...

Yes.
It's why I've stuck with using my CoolScan 4000.
It captures the film grain in a unique and accurate way.
The Pakon as mentioned is a good scanner, but it's lack of resolution and mini lab...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-29-2016
Replies: 21
Views: 2,817
Posted By benmacphoto
Good advice. I've had Don service a few things of...

Good advice.
I've had Don service a few things of mine, and it's always best to call.
If I remember correctly turn around time was usually just shy of a month.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-29-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 2,412
Posted By benmacphoto
The M4-2 is definitely a great M. I've owned and...

The M4-2 is definitely a great M.
I've owned and used every film M, and the M4-2 is the only one I've kept.
It's a workhorse camera.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-18-2016
Replies: 16
Views: 1,456
Posted By benmacphoto
They had it on craigslist in a few cities and I...

They had it on craigslist in a few cities and I emailed them about it, they live somewhere else and were looking to sell via paypal.

I was interested in getting it but I'm not in the mood to buy and...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-16-2016
Replies: 35
Views: 2,689
Posted By benmacphoto
Most of my Neopan has 281 on the film, but the...

Most of my Neopan has 281 on the film, but the sample I posted has 285 on the film along the top.
Looking at the negatives with 281 on the film they also exhibit the dots.
I don't have the full 6...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-15-2016
Replies: 35
Views: 2,689
Posted By benmacphoto
http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh273/benmacpho...

http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh273/benmacphoto87/Roll%20163%20Frame10_zpsecxsez0q.jpg

100% view of the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-15-2016
Replies: 35
Views: 2,689
Posted By benmacphoto
Jon, I had the same thing happen to my last batch...

Jon, I had the same thing happen to my last batch of 35mm Neopan 400, about 15 rolls did this.
My Tmax and TriX did not do this, but the Neopan did.
I will post a sample later to show, as what...
Forum: Optics Theory - 06-04-2016
Replies: 60
Views: 78,802
Posted By benmacphoto
Really great samples here to show how each lens...

Really great samples here to show how each lens performs.
Very well done Jon!
Forum: Optics Theory - 06-03-2016
Replies: 60
Views: 78,802
Posted By benmacphoto
Dave, here is a breakdown of the versions of the...

Dave, here is a breakdown of the versions of the 35mm Summilux in order of their release.
ASPH means aspherical lens elements, and FLE means floating lens elements.
I'm sure I forgot a version of the...
Forum: Travel 05-28-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 2,531
Posted By benmacphoto
If it were me I would bring the M2 and lenses and...

If it were me I would bring the M2 and lenses and a light weight carbon tripod.
Bring black and white as well as color film and enjoy your time.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-27-2016
Replies: 16
Views: 2,360
Posted By benmacphoto
I use a Nikon CoolScan 4000 for all my 35mm film...

I use a Nikon CoolScan 4000 for all my 35mm film work.
I have even compared it against the Hasselblad X1 scanner, and wrote about it in my blog.
The Nikon 4000 images straight out of the scanner were...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-24-2016
Replies: 37
Views: 5,117
Posted By benmacphoto
http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh273/benmacpho...

http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh273/benmacphoto87/watchm4-2_zpso2jhdyrg.jpg

My daily set up.
Orient Mako USA and Leica M4-2 with 35mm f1.4 pre ASPH steel rim Summilux.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 05-19-2016
Replies: 12
Views: 1,652
Posted By benmacphoto
That must be it.

That must be it.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-19-2016
Replies: 53
Views: 2,860
Posted By benmacphoto
I was thinking the same thing. Something like the...

I was thinking the same thing.
Something like the shutter system of a Nikon FM3a would be nice for a new film M.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 05-09-2016
Replies: 1,672
Views: 475,576
Posted By benmacphoto
Thanks for the info Erik. Do you know how the...

Thanks for the info Erik.
Do you know how the glass differed on the steel rim from the version II?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-07-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 955
Posted By benmacphoto
The shutter curtain looks like someone pushed...

The shutter curtain looks like someone pushed their finger into it.
And it does look like the fresnel lens is missing.
I would return for a full refund and get a better M2.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-01-2016
Replies: 78
Views: 4,312
Posted By benmacphoto
It's for the different renderings and image...

It's for the different renderings and image quality of a lens.
For Leica I have a 35mm f1.4 pre ASPH Summilux and love it's rendering, but also have a 3.5cm f3.5 Elmar for how it renders.
And 50mm...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-01-2016
Replies: 109
Views: 12,557
Posted By benmacphoto
The M4-2 is an excellent camera and sell for...

The M4-2 is an excellent camera and sell for great prices.
I owned one for years and only recently sold it to get an M5 which is perfect for how I shoot.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-01-2016
Replies: 78
Views: 4,312
Posted By benmacphoto
I usually have multiple 35mm and 50mm lenses, as...

I usually have multiple 35mm and 50mm lenses, as they are the most used focal lengths for me.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-30-2016
Replies: 21
Views: 2,485
Posted By benmacphoto
Any 50mm Summicron would be great. Some versions...

Any 50mm Summicron would be great. Some versions are very affordable.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-29-2016
Replies: 55
Views: 3,339
Posted By benmacphoto
I don't think it's hard to understand. The Typ...

I don't think it's hard to understand.
The Typ number is similar to a "class" of features.

You have the M 240, the digital M with a CMOS sensor.
And the M-P 240, which is the "P" version of the M...
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 04-18-2016
Replies: 40
Views: 4,709
Posted By benmacphoto
I believe the DOF will be different if you take a...

I believe the DOF will be different if you take a shot with a 28mm lens and crop it to correspond to a 50mm lens shot with the same f stop and same distance.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-25-2016
Replies: 32
Views: 3,556
Posted By benmacphoto
He has serviced a few of my lenses over the...

He has serviced a few of my lenses over the years.
Always top notch work, great prices, and the fastest turn around time.
Highly recommended.
Forum: Photo Software 03-24-2016
Replies: 59
Views: 7,466
Posted By benmacphoto
Awesome, thanks for posting.

Awesome, thanks for posting.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-12-2016
Replies: 1,672
Views: 475,576
Posted By benmacphoto
Erik, I really like the cracked glass shot.

Erik, I really like the cracked glass shot.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 03-11-2016
Replies: 26
Views: 4,688
Posted By benmacphoto
You got lucky Jim, their site still says 6-8...

You got lucky Jim, their site still says 6-8 weeks.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/18595-USA/Fujifilm_15435626_FP_100C_Professional_Instant_Color.html
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 03-09-2016
Replies: 93
Views: 8,025
Posted By benmacphoto
I'm sure this will be entertaining....

I'm sure this will be entertaining....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-08-2016
Replies: 54
Views: 8,509
Posted By benmacphoto
Looking to add to wax seals. I recently picked up...

Looking to add to wax seals.
I recently picked up an M3 wth what looks like a "Y" wax seal.
If this is correct and it was serviced by Leitz New York, when did Leitz New York stop servicing cameras...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 03-07-2016
Replies: 26
Views: 4,688
Posted By benmacphoto
Supply and demand. BH list 100C shipping in 6-8...

Supply and demand.
BH list 100C shipping in 6-8 weeks!
So while they are out, others with the film will charge more.
I could see it hitting up to $25, until the last shipment comes in and prices will...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 03-02-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 1,898
Posted By benmacphoto
Yeah, that has been going on for a while it seems.

Yeah, that has been going on for a while it seems.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-02-2016
Replies: 28
Views: 3,333
Posted By benmacphoto
I never have a lens cap on while my camera is...

I never have a lens cap on while my camera is out.
I hold the camera so it doesn't face the sun while walking around.

Maybe mis understanding what the repair guy said, or they didn't explain it that...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-24-2016
Replies: 84
Views: 6,843
Posted By benmacphoto
I wouldn't rule out bulk loading. Check to see...

I wouldn't rule out bulk loading.
Check to see what the price of 100' roll of HP5 is.
Here a 100' roll is $58.
Cassettes are easy to get, I use Kodak snap-cap 135 and they are very nice, as well...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-24-2016
Replies: 43
Views: 6,251
Posted By benmacphoto
I have several Watson loaders that I use for the...

I have several Watson loaders that I use for the different films I bulk load.
Never had an issue with any of them.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-16-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 2,172
Posted By benmacphoto
A solution I found for the 35mm Summilux pre ASPH...

A solution I found for the 35mm Summilux pre ASPH lens hood is to use a 35mm Summicron version IV lens hood.
Hood 12524.
It's much smaller and I feel blocks stray light better than the original hood.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-14-2016
Replies: 12
Views: 1,517
Posted By benmacphoto
I would return it. Aside from those bumps, there...

I would return it.
Aside from those bumps, there are a lot of cleaning marks, which could affect the image quality of the lens.
Forum: DIYS Modifications 01-25-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 2,670
Posted By benmacphoto
I think this would be a very interesting project...

I think this would be a very interesting project for someone with a 3D printer.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 01-23-2016
Replies: 3
Views: 1,211
Posted By benmacphoto
Rubber Eyecup for Viewfinder

Does anyone make a rubber ring to cover the metal on a Voigtlander viewfinder?
I have a 35mm metal viewfinder like this one and don't want it scratching my...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-22-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 1,469
Posted By benmacphoto
I really like my Elmar. It is a later lens that...

I really like my Elmar.
It is a later lens that is coated, and has been professionally cleaned.

Back light can still wash out the photo a bit, as seen...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-12-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 1,273
Posted By benmacphoto
I send the file I want to upload to Instagram to...

I send the file I want to upload to Instagram to my phone.
Then when I go to Instagram, I select the file from the folder on my phone and upload it.
I use an android, but works the same with an...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-05-2016
Replies: 210
Views: 28,192
Posted By benmacphoto
I bought a new 35mm f1.4 Titanium Pre ASPH...

I bought a new 35mm f1.4 Titanium Pre ASPH Summilux a few years back.
Everything else I bought Leica was used.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-03-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 3,333
Posted By benmacphoto
If your budget is $800-$1000 go with a Nikon...

If your budget is $800-$1000 go with a Nikon scanner with the MA-21 slide holder.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 12-27-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 1,142
Posted By benmacphoto
I always import all the photos to my computer...

I always import all the photos to my computer then reformat the card in camera.

Some say that deleting files or folders from the card does not properly delete them and can cause issues on the...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 12-14-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 1,566
Posted By benmacphoto
99.9% likely to be spam looking for emails. I...

99.9% likely to be spam looking for emails.
I wouldn't even message them, just flag it for removal.
This ad is better than the ones for a 5D mkIII for $400 that have been coming up frequently.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-30-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 2,627
Posted By benmacphoto
KEH really isn't what it used to be with grading...

KEH really isn't what it used to be with grading or pricing.
But there are good finds now and then.
I picked up the Leica IIf today with the 35% off, which worked out to be a great deal.
I also...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-30-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 1,866
Posted By benmacphoto
How about a RAW file?

How about a RAW file?
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 11-27-2015
Replies: 89
Views: 11,438
Posted By benmacphoto
As did mine. I ordered the Robert Capa and Eve...

As did mine.
I ordered the Robert Capa and Eve Arnold print.
They look great, I just need to frame them and the ones I've got in the past.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-19-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 3,876
Posted By benmacphoto
My thoughts exactly.

My thoughts exactly.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-15-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 3,623
Posted By benmacphoto
I'd go with the Domke F-5XB or Tenba Cooper 8.

I'd go with the Domke F-5XB or Tenba Cooper 8.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-04-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1,007
Posted By benmacphoto
I've always been interested in the Leica M...

I've always been interested in the Leica M motor.
Glad you're enjoying it.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 11-03-2015
Replies: 53
Views: 8,182
Posted By benmacphoto
I've used Philly Photographics for almost a...

I've used Philly Photographics for almost a decade now.

http://www.philadelphiaphotographics.com/mp_includes/body.asp
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 10-30-2015
Replies: 124
Views: 8,495
Posted By benmacphoto
Their example looks like the crop from Stuart...

Their example looks like the crop from Stuart Franklins coverage of tank man.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 10-30-2015
Replies: 124
Views: 8,495
Posted By benmacphoto
I believe it may have to do with people thinking...

I believe it may have to do with people thinking photographs tell an absolute truth.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-29-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 2,071
Posted By benmacphoto
My experience with KEH recently hasn't been as...

My experience with KEH recently hasn't been as good as it has been in the past.
I avoid "BGN" now, as the last three items I purchased should have been listed as ugly with issues.
Their excellent is...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-26-2015
Replies: 49
Views: 3,101
Posted By benmacphoto
I usually go out and shoot alone. But enjoy...

I usually go out and shoot alone.
But enjoy shooting with others.
Depends on the situation I guess.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 10-25-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 1,665
Posted By benmacphoto
I would go with these two images if you're...

I would go with these two images if you're including the ferry boat image.
And I really like image #5.
Forum: Leica SL 10-23-2015
Replies: 184
Views: 16,383
Posted By benmacphoto
I only had a few lenses with me, so I can't speak...

I only had a few lenses with me, so I can't speak fully about using M lenses with the camera.
But it felt great in the hand with my 35mm pre ASPH Summilux.
The viewfinder, while not a bright optical...
Forum: Leica SL 10-23-2015
Replies: 184
Views: 16,383
Posted By benmacphoto
I just got home from Photo Plus. Spent a long...

I just got home from Photo Plus.
Spent a long time at the Leica booth with the SL, and it is a very impressive camera.
It's robust and has excellent features.
Using some M lenses on it was very easy,...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 10-21-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 937
Posted By benmacphoto
Ah I didn't think of that. Was trying to post in...

Ah I didn't think of that.
Was trying to post in a photo club section.
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 10-21-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 937
Posted By benmacphoto
Problem Posting Photos

I'm having trouble posting photos to threads using the code.
It only post a link to the hosted image, where before it would post the photo into the thread.

Is this happening for anyone else?
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