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Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-14-2019
Replies: 7,409
Views: 3,776,739
Posted By sc_rufctr
Sweet... Just like mine. That .58x finder is...

Sweet... Just like mine. That .58x finder is underrated. :)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-14-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 3,825
Posted By sc_rufctr
My M6 has become my go to M body. (So my M3 and...

My M6 has become my go to M body. (So my M3 and M4-P just sit on the shelf mostly)

Why the M6? ... It works well and there's no fuss.

I had an M7 years ago but it's a step too far IMO. It just...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-29-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 1,025
Posted By sc_rufctr
According to the add "45 sold"... lol ;)

According to the add "45 sold"... lol ;)
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-29-2018
Replies: 445
Views: 13,234
Posted By sc_rufctr
It's good to see some passionate discussion in...

It's good to see some passionate discussion in this thread.

About the dummy lever...
I can see the ergonomic benefit and a lot of people will think you're using a film camera.

but I'm trying to...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-24-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 971
Posted By sc_rufctr
Amazing... If I had the money spare I'd probably...

Amazing... If I had the money spare I'd probably buy it. (in person)

Price:US $595,000.00
Approximately AU $802,048.93
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-20-2017
Replies: 23
Views: 1,580
Posted By sc_rufctr
35mm Summicron (any older version) And you'll...

35mm Summicron (any older version) And you'll never look back.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-31-2017
Replies: 23
Views: 1,323
Posted By sc_rufctr
It looks great but the swing tag bothers me......

It looks great but the swing tag bothers me... Considering the cameras age the ink looks to good.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-18-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 778
Posted By sc_rufctr
Sorry... Can't really see the seal.

Sorry... Can't really see the seal.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-14-2017
Replies: 47
Views: 2,193
Posted By sc_rufctr
I focus on taking photos and not what others...

I focus on taking photos and not what others think.

If the situation call for it then yes I use a tripod. Why not?
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-25-2017
Replies: 136
Views: 7,665
Posted By sc_rufctr
Right now I carry a Ona most days and it's great....

Right now I carry a Ona most days and it's great. A&A bags are on par.

The thing is though there isn't just one bag for me. It depends on what I'm doing.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-17-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 1,151
Posted By sc_rufctr
Is the A red?

Is the A red?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-26-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 1,320
Posted By sc_rufctr
I do this mainly because I'm paranoid about...

I do this mainly because I'm paranoid about wasting a shot. When I get home I switch it off.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-04-2017
Replies: 49
Views: 8,040
Posted By sc_rufctr
Great work Teddy! A few years ago now. (Fuji Pro...

Great work Teddy!

A few years ago now. (Fuji Pro 400, DR Summicron, M3)

http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn114/sc_rufctr/F1010008.jpg...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-12-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 1,702
Posted By sc_rufctr
Update on Opticlean... Great...

Update on Opticlean... Great product!

https://www.photoniccleaning.com/default.asp

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6z3_4uAS-y4
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 02-19-2017
Replies: 152
Views: 13,341
Posted By sc_rufctr
I feel bad for Nikon but the whole imaging...

I feel bad for Nikon but the whole imaging industry is in a state of "disruption". (I keep seeing this term :rolleyes:)

If this is an issue for Nikon I'd expect Canon is in a similar position & the...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 02-15-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1,178
Posted By sc_rufctr
I cycle through my various bags for different...

I cycle through my various bags for different assignments. They each have their strengths and weaknesses.
I also have a Newscorp vest that sees occasional service. Mainly public crowd work or formal...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 02-06-2017
Replies: 80
Views: 9,083
Posted By sc_rufctr
Over the years I've tried a bunch of straps but I...

Over the years I've tried a bunch of straps but I keep going back to the Luigi's.

Well made, look good and they work. I also like the standard Leica Strap.
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 01-11-2017
Replies: 354
Sticky: RIP Tom A
Views: 50,303
Posted By sc_rufctr
I loved the guy. He took the time to reply to...

I loved the guy. He took the time to reply to questions and he was always a true gentleman.
We could all learn something from his example.

I'll think of him every time I use my Rapidwinder.

RIP Mr...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-27-2016
Replies: 105
Views: 7,065
Posted By sc_rufctr
This... It handles like a M6 ttl.

This... It handles like a M6 ttl.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-26-2016
Replies: 66
Views: 4,173
Posted By sc_rufctr
I love threads like this. Thanks to everyone for...

I love threads like this. Thanks to everyone for your knowledge.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-26-2016
Replies: 66
Views: 4,173
Posted By sc_rufctr
Very interesting but I think long term genuine...

Very interesting but I think long term genuine black paint Leicas will be a good investment.

So what's the tale away from the article? Don't buy off eBay is the obvious one but as always it's best...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-22-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 1,392
Posted By sc_rufctr
I absolutely love my M6 ttl (.58). Just the right...

I absolutely love my M6 ttl (.58). Just the right amount of convenience and modernity.

I especially like the larger speed dial. With some practice you can easily adjust the speed with one finger and...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-07-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 1,271
Posted By sc_rufctr
Interesting and no never seen one before. Thanks.

Interesting and no never seen one before. Thanks.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-17-2016
Replies: 28
Views: 3,377
Posted By sc_rufctr
If I had to choose... The M6 (Preferably the ttl)...

If I had to choose... The M6 (Preferably the ttl) That larger shutter dial makes all the difference.

The M5 is a great body but the dimensions are a bit off IMO.

I'm looking at an M7 right now....
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 09-25-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 4,133
Posted By sc_rufctr
Up for good info... I just bought a Leikaflex and...

Up for good info... I just bought a Leikaflex and was looking at battery options.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-19-2016
Replies: 2,682
Views: 789,217
Posted By sc_rufctr
So here "She:" is. (Or should I say He?) Very Old...

So here "She:" is. (Or should I say He?) Very Old School & Manly! ;)

Just need to figure out the best battery option. Any...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-04-2016
Replies: 11
Views: 1,300
Posted By sc_rufctr
Excellent suggestion. I did this on an old M2 I...

Excellent suggestion. I did this on an old M2 I restored.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-04-2016
Replies: 19
Views: 1,590
Posted By sc_rufctr
I use Tom's method of folding the end of the film...

I use Tom's method of folding the end of the film leader in my M4-P and M6 ttl. Works beautifully.
My old M3 has never had an issue. Slow but what's fast about any film M?

As a side note: Heresy I...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-28-2016
Replies: 46
Views: 3,614
Posted By sc_rufctr
I'd fix the M2 and buy an M6 as well because,...

I'd fix the M2 and buy an M6 as well because, .... I can't help myeslf. lol

Meanwhile, How many weeks can I live on noodles alone? :rolleyes:
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-20-2016
Replies: 3
Views: 771
Posted By sc_rufctr
Can you...

Can you DIY?

http://dirkfletcher.blogspot.com.au/2016/03/finally-perfect-leica-handgrip-m-grip.html
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-15-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 1,956
Posted By sc_rufctr
You can use "Brass Black" and then boot polish as...

You can use "Brass Black" and then boot polish as recommended by Thomas Tomosy in his Leica Camera Repair Handbook.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Brass-Black-Metal-Touch-Up-3-oz-/181249718210
Forum: RFF Polls 08-14-2016
Replies: 149
Views: 13,343
Posted By sc_rufctr
M6 ttl... Almost everyday.

M6 ttl... Almost everyday.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 08-13-2016
Replies: 68
Views: 6,247
Posted By sc_rufctr
If you can find one... The Artisan & Artist ACAM...

If you can find one... The Artisan & Artist ACAM 1000 is just about perfect for two M bodies, lenses etc.
The only thing is they are a very boxy uninspiring...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-03-2016
Replies: 220
Views: 15,483
Posted By sc_rufctr
This... My 1DS MkII still takes great photos. I...

This... My 1DS MkII still takes great photos.

I wonder if lens sales have collapsed at the same rate.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-17-2016
Replies: 120
Views: 8,118
Posted By sc_rufctr
After my divorce of 14 years ago... I got into...

After my divorce of 14 years ago... I got into dept because it was just me and my three kids. (Long story)

I worked full time but it just wasn't enough so to put food on the table I got a $5,000...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-08-2016
Replies: 1,344
Views: 392,873
Posted By sc_rufctr
Bravo Helen.

Bravo Helen.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-18-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 1,018
Posted By sc_rufctr
Sounds like it needs a trip to a technician.

Sounds like it needs a trip to a technician.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-18-2016
Replies: 41
Views: 2,829
Posted By sc_rufctr
This... My M6 TTL .58 is brilliant for 35mm....

This... My M6 TTL .58 is brilliant for 35mm. They're rarer than any other magnification but they are out there.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-17-2016
Replies: 29
Views: 4,252
Posted By sc_rufctr
Just my opinion but if you do decide to go to and...

Just my opinion but if you do decide to go to and M6 try stretching for the later TTL version.
The larger shutter speed dial makes it a lot easier to use whilst it's held up to your eye.

The M3 is...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-22-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 1,098
Posted By sc_rufctr
My R6.2 has a few bumps as well. I guess it was a...

My R6.2 has a few bumps as well. I guess it was a common issue of the time.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-22-2016
Replies: 243
Views: 18,904
Posted By sc_rufctr
Nikon have always known the importance of product...

Nikon have always known the importance of product placement.

One of my earliest recollections of a Nikon SLR was during and episode of Starsky and Hutch.
From memory, Starsky was taking a hiatus...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-22-2016
Replies: 12
Views: 1,336
Posted By sc_rufctr
I second Ron. True old school repair man. If he...

I second Ron. True old school repair man. If he can't fix it no one can.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-20-2016
Replies: 53
Views: 2,806
Posted By sc_rufctr
I used an M7 for about 3 months in Europe. Mostly...

I used an M7 for about 3 months in Europe. Mostly in AE mode. I must admit it was fun not having to worry about exposure.

You should really try it sometime.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-19-2016
Replies: 53
Views: 2,806
Posted By sc_rufctr
If they were going to change it Leica would have...

If they were going to change it Leica would have done it years ago. The film camera market is too small now to justify the development costs.



Thanks for posting... Very interesting. I wonder how...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-08-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 941
Posted By sc_rufctr
At a guess. About $600 USD but that includes a...

At a guess. About $600 USD but that includes a full CLA. However you'd have a very fine M2 after it's done.

The problem is changing the shutter curtains is about this biggest job there is on an...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-04-2016
Replies: 109
Views: 12,390
Posted By sc_rufctr
My M4-2 has served me well for over 20... No...

My M4-2 has served me well for over 20... No issues whatsoever.

But I must admit I've always been overly cautious with me gear. As a general rule I wont even change a lens in the field.
Instead I...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-28-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 8,176
Posted By sc_rufctr
I love people like this. Thanks :)

I love people like this. Thanks :)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-26-2016
Replies: 107
Views: 8,579
Posted By sc_rufctr
I still use my R8-DMR regularly. (10...

I still use my R8-DMR regularly. (10 megapixels)

http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn114/sc_rufctr/DMR-R8/L0005.jpg (http://s302.photobucket.com/user/sc_rufctr/media/DMR-R8/L0005.jpg.html)

R8-DMR,...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-14-2016
Replies: 28
Views: 2,262
Posted By sc_rufctr
Did you look at the larger version of the...

Did you look at the larger version of the samples? Well worth the time. (33.8 MB)

Gorgeous and I want one already. ;)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-12-2016
Replies: 2,682
Views: 789,217
Posted By sc_rufctr
That brings back some memories. I carried one of...

That brings back some memories. I carried one of these for years and years!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-11-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 1,727
Posted By sc_rufctr
Love my 0.58 TTL. I'll probably never part with...

Love my 0.58 TTL. I'll probably never part with it.

http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn114/sc_rufctr/Rapidwinder/M6ttlRapidwinder.jpg...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-01-2016
Replies: 185
Views: 25,023
Posted By sc_rufctr
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn114/sc_rufctr...

http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn114/sc_rufctr/Leica%20R6_2/IMG_2126.jpg (http://s302.photobucket.com/user/sc_rufctr/media/Leica%20R6_2/IMG_2126.jpg.html)

:rolleyes:
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-01-2016
Replies: 185
Views: 25,023
Posted By sc_rufctr
At various times I've had just about every...

At various times I've had just about every mechanical SLR you could imagine.

Of the Japanese... Pentax's have always shined. Great build quality for the money but my all time favorite... The Leica...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-21-2016
Replies: 40
Views: 5,516
Posted By sc_rufctr
I carry a note book so I can record exposure...

I carry a note book so I can record exposure setting etc for each frame.

Guess what else I write in there. :rolleyes:
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-16-2016
Replies: 464
Views: 95,313
Posted By sc_rufctr
And great a shot Sug :)

And great a shot Sug :)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-14-2016
Replies: 464
Views: 95,313
Posted By sc_rufctr
Dreamy Fantastic... And Inspiring. Thanks!

Dreamy Fantastic... And Inspiring. Thanks!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-30-2016
Replies: 103
Views: 12,631
Posted By sc_rufctr
There was talk about this years ago. It would...

There was talk about this years ago.
It would good to finally see it on the market but I'm afraid it wont fair well.

There's just too much completion and the DSLR market is shrinking.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-23-2016
Replies: 154
Views: 51,385
Posted By sc_rufctr
Inspiring thread... I need to get out more!

Inspiring thread... I need to get out more!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-15-2016
Replies: 30
Views: 3,715
Posted By sc_rufctr
... Or a prop/demonstrator used in a retail...

... Or a prop/demonstrator used in a retail outlet to demonstrate what engraving was possible?

It's definitely unique. I'm sure there's a story behind it but that's probably been lost to time.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-15-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 1,117
Posted By sc_rufctr
The one things I really love about my M3...

... Absolutely no batteries to worry about.

I truly believe this quality is very underrated today.

I have a normal 9 to 5 day job but I shoot a lot with a DSLR for money on the side.
Lots and lots...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-18-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 3,462
Posted By sc_rufctr
Because an SLR with a Mirror is a joy to use. I...

Because an SLR with a Mirror is a joy to use. I for one will be sad to see it go.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-18-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 3,462
Posted By sc_rufctr
Not long now and the "mirror" will be a thing of...

Not long now and the "mirror" will be a thing of the past.
The next generation of photogs are being raised with smart phones and tablets and the photos they take will be mostly viewed online.
So to...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-17-2015
Replies: 48
Views: 2,850
Posted By sc_rufctr
Ask yourself... How would a pro tech undo a stuck...

Ask yourself... How would a pro tech undo a stuck filter?
A thick brass circular clamp would work but were would you get one?

The plastic ones (Sensei 37-46mm Filter Wrench) posted from Ebay, B&H...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-10-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 1,546
Posted By sc_rufctr
Anybody still using a Canon 1Ds? (Mark II)

Mine still gets regular use. I'm sure the newer ones are faster/better but the old girl still has some life left in her. Auto focus still seems more than fast enough.
Everything works and the rubber...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-08-2015
Replies: 7,409
Views: 3,776,739
Posted By sc_rufctr
You should try the M6TTL... The bigger shutter...

You should try the M6TTL... The bigger shutter speed dial make all the difference.

IMO the best all round M camera.

The M7 is great but the electronic shutter timing may be a long term Achilles...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-14-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 3,576
Posted By sc_rufctr
... Artisan & Artist ACAM 7100 It's a brilliant...

... Artisan & Artist ACAM 7100

It's a brilliant little bag that's just about perfect for the M System but they're expensive brand new.

I was lucky enough to find one second hand on...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-28-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 1,634
Posted By sc_rufctr
Bought more film today but work has been really...

Bought more film today but work has been really busy. Just keep going...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-28-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 1,634
Posted By sc_rufctr
Like the OP I've taken long breaks from anything...

Like the OP I've taken long breaks from anything photographic. I just get tired.
Right now I'm still taking photo but I feel the passion just isn't there.

Maybe a timeout is due?
Forum: Leica SL 10-20-2015
Replies: 273
Views: 19,230
Posted By sc_rufctr
I understand what you're saying but to younger...

I understand what you're saying but to younger photogs raised on smartphones and the internet it would be considered "normal".
Forum: Leica SL 10-20-2015
Replies: 273
Views: 19,230
Posted By sc_rufctr
Price? It compares with any pro system out there....

Price? It compares with any pro system out there. (have you priced a 1Dx or D4s lately?)

Real world performance? We'll see but on paper it looks very good.

A new direction and it wouldn't be the...
Forum: Leica SL 10-20-2015
Replies: 273
Views: 19,230
Posted By sc_rufctr
... The Pro market which hasn't had anything...

... The Pro market which hasn't had anything innovative for a very long time.

Children will be sold to buy this camera... lol ;)
Forum: Leica SL 10-20-2015
Replies: 273
Views: 19,230
Posted By sc_rufctr
Well said Mr G Leica has indeed has just...

Well said Mr G

Leica has indeed has just redefined what a pro DSLR should be in 2015.

Like it or not gents this thing will be a hit.

I can see both Canon and Nikon rethinking their Pro camera...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-19-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 1,897
Posted By sc_rufctr
"The Godfather" would have to be one of the best...

"The Godfather" would have to be one of the best examples of outstanding cinematography.
There are so many creative techniques and interesting angles.

All these years have passed and it still...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-13-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 4,362
Posted By sc_rufctr
Used mine again yesterday... I still outshines...

Used mine again yesterday... I still outshines most everything else.

Leica hit it out of the park with the design. Ah, the good old days ;)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-08-2015
Replies: 30
Views: 4,842
Posted By sc_rufctr
Ok but that depends on your definition of...

Ok but that depends on your definition of "alive".

To me that means in serviceable condition ready for a roll of film. Not perfect but ready to go.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-07-2015
Replies: 30
Views: 4,842
Posted By sc_rufctr
At a guess.... About 10% to 15% are still in...

At a guess.... About 10% to 15% are still in regular but infrequent use. That is somewhat accurate shutter speeds, complete and working.

Another 40% just sitting in someone's cupboard or display...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-05-2015
Replies: 417
Views: 62,723
Posted By sc_rufctr
Thanks for bringing this up. We need more photos!

Thanks for bringing this up. We need more photos!
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 10-05-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 3,381
Posted By sc_rufctr
IMO... The simpler the better. I like the Luigi...

IMO... The simpler the better. I like the Luigi straps but that shoulder pad can be annoying.

Just a sling (a bit wider) can feel perfect.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-04-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 2,522
Posted By sc_rufctr
I'd try selling as is. Give it a fair go and see...

I'd try selling as is. Give it a fair go and see what happens.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-02-2015
Replies: 37
Views: 3,562
Posted By sc_rufctr
It's certainly worth repairing. I wish someone...

It's certainly worth repairing.
I wish someone would produce a kit so you can install modern electronic internals.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-01-2015
Replies: 37
Views: 3,562
Posted By sc_rufctr
I'd return it and get a Voigtlander VC Meter. As...

I'd return it and get a Voigtlander VC Meter. As you probably know they don't interface with the shutter speed but they work very well.

I have a working MR and they are beautiful but they're all...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-01-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 946
Posted By sc_rufctr
You could try some proper enamel paint from a...

You could try some proper enamel paint from a model shop. (Solvent based type - turpentine)

Tamiya have semi gloss black paint.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 09-28-2015
Replies: 158
Views: 48,926
Posted By sc_rufctr
Lets hope they do a full frame digital...

Lets hope they do a full frame digital rangefinder in M mount.

Maybe I'm being naive even hoping for that.
Forum: RFF Polls 09-20-2015
Replies: 43
Views: 4,640
Posted By sc_rufctr
I bought an M6ttl and a 35 Summicron for a lady I...

I bought an M6ttl and a 35 Summicron for a lady I was dating for some time.

She enjoyed it and used it a lot but when we mutually agreed to separate she gave it back to me.
That was completely...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-16-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 4,043
Posted By sc_rufctr
Great results. I especially like this one....

Great results. I especially like this one. Soothing and peaceful!

Enjoy the new acquisition.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-16-2015
Replies: 64
Views: 5,847
Posted By sc_rufctr
I occasionally use one on my R6.2 but it's a big...

I occasionally use one on my R6.2 but it's a big bulky Germanic thing.

More a collectors piece nowadays than a practical accessory but it does improve the ergonomics with a longer lens.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-16-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 988
Posted By sc_rufctr
So... Do you go by the pictures or the...

So... Do you go by the pictures or the description?

With that many discrepancies I wouldn't have bid.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-16-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,078
Posted By sc_rufctr
Both beautiful in their own way. The Summilux...

Both beautiful in their own way.

The Summilux is more special but the Summicron is more accurate.
Actually what I would expect.

Thanks for posting.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-12-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 3,369
Posted By sc_rufctr
The ultimate gadget... And we do love our...

The ultimate gadget... And we do love our gadgets. I have the iPhone 6+ and love it. I can't imagine not having a mobile.

I'm sure the 6s is great but for now my 6 will do.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-11-2015
Replies: 48
Views: 3,802
Posted By sc_rufctr
Actually I wasn't but carry on regardless....

Actually I wasn't but carry on regardless. :rolleyes:
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-10-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 2,160
Posted By sc_rufctr
Does this...

Does this help?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eb4gTSG2tbk
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-03-2015
Replies: 48
Views: 3,802
Posted By sc_rufctr
I like that I can buy a camera and lens that's...

I like that I can buy a camera and lens that's not made in Asia. And NO, It's not a racial thing.
IMO a lot of gear made in Asia has inbuilt redundancy or it's just plain rubbish.

I also use Canon...
Forum: RFF News 09-02-2015
Replies: 88
Views: 11,489
Posted By sc_rufctr
I'm imagining how expensive this will be $$$....

I'm imagining how expensive this will be $$$. :eek: Props to Leica for doing this.
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 08-31-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 2,795
Posted By sc_rufctr
The whole thing would have to be one of the...

The whole thing would have to be one of the biggest stuff ups ever.

"They" broke Kodak with one stupid decision.

Stories like this remind me of the Japanese wisdom of "team management" of their...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-30-2015
Replies: 45
Views: 14,774
Posted By sc_rufctr
Does this help? Useful video...

Does this help?

Useful video IMO.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4H5h_ZDZHE&list=PL4wLh5VR2NtKc5ridRZNlFE23BHjd8m6r&index=6
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-23-2015
Replies: 45
Views: 14,774
Posted By sc_rufctr
I admire your bravery Greg. Good luck with the...

I admire your bravery Greg. Good luck with the repair.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 08-15-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 6,714
Posted By sc_rufctr
Great stuff... Old School Cool. What Polaroid...

Great stuff... Old School Cool.

What Polaroid back are you using?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-14-2015
Replies: 45
Views: 14,774
Posted By sc_rufctr
The rear group simply unscrews like any normal...

The rear group simply unscrews like any normal screw, counter clockwise.
Just grab it with a piece of rubber for added grip. I also use a piece of thin soft leather.

You should be able to get to the...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-12-2015
Replies: 371
Views: 50,707
Posted By sc_rufctr
My next purchase will be a smaller Montblanc...

My next purchase will be a smaller Montblanc Mozart. Something like this one.

http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn114/sc_rufctr/Mozart.jpg...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-07-2015
Replies: 371
Views: 50,707
Posted By sc_rufctr
Well said Wouter.

Well said Wouter.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-06-2015
Replies: 371
Views: 50,707
Posted By sc_rufctr
I own Montblanc and Lamy. The Lamy for everyday...

I own Montblanc and Lamy.
The Lamy for everyday scribbling and the Montblanc for anything half serious.

For me fountain pens are bit like using film. They slow you down so you use more care.
And you...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-04-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 5,978
Posted By sc_rufctr
The IR00A is very well made and a great option...

The IR00A is very well made and a great option but if you want a nice one they're very expensive.
I have one and the thickness of the paint is incredible. I do use it but because of its value I feel...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-04-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 5,978
Posted By sc_rufctr
I like the Leica 12585H Hood but it's...

I like the Leica 12585H Hood but it's expensive... The Chinese made screw on hoods are OK but I hate having to screw them on.
If they had a snap on version I'd go for that.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-02-2015
Replies: 78
Views: 15,000
Posted By sc_rufctr
Very nice and original. Do LIKE!!!

Very nice and original. Do LIKE!!!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-02-2015
Replies: 53
Views: 7,227
Posted By sc_rufctr
I bought this for my faithful M3 ... Fits noice...

I bought this for my faithful M3 ... Fits noice :)


http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn114/sc_rufctr/Summaron.jpg (http://s302.photobucket.com/user/sc_rufctr/media/Summaron.jpg.html)
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-01-2015
Replies: 78
Views: 15,000
Posted By sc_rufctr
I'll admit I have a strap fetish...

I'll admit I have a strap fetish :eek:

Honestly... One of the best straps ever made would have to be the Leica 14226. (Supplied new with the M4-2)

Supple webbing with secure but also easy to remove...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-01-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 819
Posted By sc_rufctr
It can be done but the cost of the rangefinder...

It can be done but the cost of the rangefinder mechanism alone makes it prohibitive. (not to mention just finding a M2 rangefinder is hard enough)

You're much better off sourcing a good M2.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-01-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 819
Posted By sc_rufctr
It could just be a plain old M2. The serial...

It could just be a plain old M2. The serial numbers have been shown to be inaccurate.

It may be like, An original black paint M with a chrome M serial number. They're rare but they do exist.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-30-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 1,004
Posted By sc_rufctr
Amazing price. Not absolutely sure but I would...

Amazing price. Not absolutely sure but I would have expected around 3K for the lot.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-30-2015
Replies: 49
Views: 8,040
Posted By sc_rufctr
I love mine although I haven't been using it much...

I love mine although I haven't been using it much lately.

Fuji 400 film from memory.

http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn114/sc_rufctr/F1020029.jpg...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-26-2015
Replies: 7,409
Views: 3,776,739
Posted By sc_rufctr
Interesting... I like your lug protectors. Did...

Interesting... I like your lug protectors. Did you make these yourself?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-21-2015
Replies: 314
Views: 70,748
Posted By sc_rufctr
That'sa great pic "jmanivelle"

That'sa great pic "jmanivelle"
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-18-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 3,090
Posted By sc_rufctr
I have an M6ttl .58 and I can look through the...

I have an M6ttl .58 and I can look through the viewfinder with sunglasses on with no issues.
Brilliant everyday walk around... nice nice. I will never part with it.

I was really lucky finding one...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-06-2015
Replies: 61
Views: 6,534
Posted By sc_rufctr
For me it's a tie... :cool: M3, DR Summicron ~~~...

For me it's a tie... :cool:

M3, DR Summicron ~~~ R6.2, 80mm Summilux
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-05-2015
Replies: 7,409
Views: 3,776,739
Posted By sc_rufctr
I really like that Hood. Is it a CV one?

I really like that Hood. Is it a CV one?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-05-2015
Replies: 126
Views: 20,959
Posted By sc_rufctr
You've basically described a Voigtlander II...

You've basically described a Voigtlander II meter. I've got one on the end of a string that I carry around in my pocket.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-05-2015
Replies: 126
Views: 20,959
Posted By sc_rufctr
Here Here... I really don't understand why Leica...

Here Here... I really don't understand why Leica haven't done this.

Sure it's not as "pure" with a meter on top but an external meter is such a great idea for redundancy.
If it goes faulty pull it...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-21-2015
Replies: 41
Views: 6,018
Posted By sc_rufctr
I'm actually dealing with the same "issue" right...

I'm actually dealing with the same "issue" right now. I haven't felt a need to photograph anything for over 3 months.
Just yesterday I powered on my DSLR just to make sure it was still working but...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-09-2015
Replies: 7,409
Views: 3,776,739
Posted By sc_rufctr
Very handsome "bjohn". That's certainly better...

Very handsome "bjohn". That's certainly better than most "first" Leica's.

You just need a nice strap for it now. (or finger loop)
Forum: Off Topic 06-08-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 874
Posted By sc_rufctr
My daily is a 94 VVW Golf (VR6)... Yes that's...

My daily is a 94 VVW Golf (VR6)... Yes that's right 21 years old and still going strong.

The biggest issue I have is what to replace it with. Apparently newer Golfs have issue.
Maybe Audi but...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-08-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 3,205
Posted By sc_rufctr
It's certainly interesting... I'd imagine the...

It's certainly interesting... I'd imagine the resolution must be extraordinary.

Like in the Movie The Peacemaker. Supposedly the Russians still use steam engines to transport nuclear weapons.
That...
Forum: Film vs Digital 06-07-2015
Replies: 280
Views: 32,148
Posted By sc_rufctr
Locally Sony are running an ad campaign on TV......

Locally Sony are running an ad campaign on TV... They're bragging about having done away with the mirror.
They rarely advertise their cameras this way. I guess they're feeling the pinch.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-27-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 2,812
Posted By sc_rufctr
That doesn't seem that much. I would have thought...

That doesn't seem that much. I would have thought double that at least.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-26-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 2,812
Posted By sc_rufctr
(Of no value but anyway) I've always enjoyed her...

(Of no value but anyway)

I've always enjoyed her photos. She definitely had that eye.

What is it about women photographers? There seem to be so many good ones.
Forum: Film vs Digital 05-16-2015
Replies: 280
Views: 32,148
Posted By sc_rufctr
Excellent post. The world economy is nothing but...

Excellent post. The world economy is nothing but a scam. There is nothing level or fair about it.
Politics aside. I think a lot of people (as in billions) have become disadvantaged because of...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-06-2015
Replies: 30
Views: 4,352
Posted By sc_rufctr
And it's back again... Still at $135,000...

And it's back again... Still at $135,000...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-27-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 5,652
Posted By sc_rufctr
Great lens and considering it's age wonderful...

Great lens and considering it's age wonderful results.

How does it compare to anything more modern?

Thanks
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-26-2015
Replies: 61
Views: 5,855
Posted By sc_rufctr
You'll enjoy using a Leica Stephen. ;)

You'll enjoy using a Leica Stephen. ;)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-26-2015
Replies: 61
Views: 5,855
Posted By sc_rufctr
I don't mean to be disrespectful and it might me...

I don't mean to be disrespectful and it might me me only but I find either of these solutions less than ideal.
(mainly meter inaccuracy and/or inconsistency. Leaky Wein cell???)

It's 2015! You'd...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-26-2015
Replies: 61
Views: 5,855
Posted By sc_rufctr
I love my M6ttl... It's a great user but if you...

I love my M6ttl... It's a great user but if you can stretch it go for an M7.

The auto exposure mode is worth having for difficult or changing conditions.
And you can still use it manually. Best of...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-22-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 1,605
Posted By sc_rufctr
Are we sure the OP has a chrome MP? It may be a...

Are we sure the OP has a chrome MP? It may be a black paint in need of a respray.

Not everyone likes brassing. ;)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-16-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 8,404
Posted By sc_rufctr
It sounds like you've decided to keep it but why...

It sounds like you've decided to keep it but why not contact Leica and ask them how much would it cost to replace the rear element.
Replacing the rear element would be the worst case scenario but...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-16-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 8,404
Posted By sc_rufctr
I'd return it but I'll admit I'm pedantic when it...

I'd return it but I'll admit I'm pedantic when it comes to my gear.

It's not just a light scratch. It would definitely take a decent hit to cause that sort of damage.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-16-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 2,928
Posted By sc_rufctr
M6 all the way. You can find them for under...

M6 all the way. You can find them for under $1,000... It wont be pristine but you wont be scared to use it either.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-15-2015
Replies: 30
Views: 3,389
Posted By sc_rufctr
That's happened to most of us... I wouldn't dwell...

That's happened to most of us... I wouldn't dwell on it.

Get out there and have a go.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-14-2015
Replies: 91
Views: 9,739
Posted By sc_rufctr
Exploitation? I can't see that in these...

Exploitation? I can't see that in these photos...

Well done to the OP.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-12-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1,301
Posted By sc_rufctr
That looks like a crease on the film. If it is it...

That looks like a crease on the film. If it is it should be obvious on the negative.

I'm not sure how that could happen though.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-12-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 1,490
Posted By sc_rufctr
The Leica R3/M4-2 strap would have to be one of...

The Leica R3/M4-2 strap would have to be one of the best ever made by Leica. (LEICA Neck Strap 14226)
The webbing, leather are soft and the strap is very comfortable to use.

I have on on my M4-P and...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-09-2015
Replies: 121
Views: 13,624
Posted By sc_rufctr
Agreed, My R6.2 is very smooth and quiet.

Agreed, My R6.2 is very smooth and quiet.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-09-2015
Replies: 59
Views: 7,803
Posted By sc_rufctr
I don't mind that they're rounded but I do wish...

I don't mind that they're rounded but I do wish they were thinner.

Is it worth having them made thinner?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-07-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 1,331
Posted By sc_rufctr
I'd change the battery before doing anything else.

I'd change the battery before doing anything else.
Forum: Film vs Digital 04-04-2015
Replies: 51
Views: 5,639
Posted By sc_rufctr
This times 1,000,000.

This times 1,000,000.
Forum: Film vs Digital 04-02-2015
Replies: 51
Views: 5,639
Posted By sc_rufctr
I shoot both. Digital, Canon 1Ds mkii, Leica R8,...

I shoot both. Digital, Canon 1Ds mkii, Leica R8, DMR... Film Leica Ms & R6.2.

For me it's easy. Once you remove the option of digital you shoot less but take more care. So I just carry a film camera...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-01-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 4,180
Posted By sc_rufctr
Dear Leica Update the Monochrome please. :D

Dear Leica

Update the Monochrome please. :D
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-26-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 908
Posted By sc_rufctr
Good question but now idea. Can you post a pic...

Good question but now idea. Can you post a pic of the numbers?
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-25-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 1,183
Posted By sc_rufctr
Just be gentle. These are beautifully built...

Just be gentle. These are beautifully built cameras but they don't suffer fools, especially the M3.

Be very careful with the ring clamp. Even though they are a good fit it can still damage or...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-24-2015
Replies: 30
Views: 4,352
Posted By sc_rufctr
Old thread but It's back! And looking at the...

Old thread but It's back! And looking at the photos it's just beautiful.

BIN $135,000 AUD! and according to the listing he's had 7 offers.

At that sort of money I'd want to see it in real life...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-20-2015
Replies: 59
Views: 7,803
Posted By sc_rufctr
When was the M3 designed? I'd guess it's a...

When was the M3 designed?

I'd guess it's a purely styling thing.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-20-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 1,050
Posted By sc_rufctr
I can see that spot but it's hard to tell from...

I can see that spot but it's hard to tell from the photo. If it is fungus then there may be a lot more under the cover.

Best get it cleaned.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-19-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 1,050
Posted By sc_rufctr
It may be fungus but it's more likely specs of...

It may be fungus but it's more likely specs of dust.

(if it bothers you.) Either way you need to get it serviced.
My own M6ttl has similar spots. It doesn't affect function so I'll keep using her...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-16-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 2,898
Posted By sc_rufctr
Certainly rare but I could do a lot with $30,000...

Certainly rare but I could do a lot with $30,000 Euro.

That would make a really good deposit for a rental property. Imagine what that could be worth in a few years time.
It may not provide the best...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-05-2015
Replies: 51
Views: 5,466
Posted By sc_rufctr
I prefer the F5 but the F6 is certainly...

I prefer the F5 but the F6 is certainly legendary.

I remember the F4 when it was new. It seemed so "Star Wars" at the time.
Looking back, the product placement of the F4 in the Jurassic park movie...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-03-2015
Replies: 225
Views: 22,141
Posted By sc_rufctr
What makes you think they have? Leica have...

What makes you think they have?

Leica have always produced limited editions but this one goes further than most and they'll sell every one of them.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-02-2015
Replies: 225
Views: 22,141
Posted By sc_rufctr
I love this forum... So much passion lol ;)

I love this forum... So much passion lol ;)
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-02-2015
Replies: 225
Views: 22,141
Posted By sc_rufctr
And that's about it... Meanwhile Diabetes and...

And that's about it... Meanwhile Diabetes and heart disease is rampant in The West.

We all really need to get out more.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-02-2015
Replies: 225
Views: 22,141
Posted By sc_rufctr
Rolls Royce never actually went broke but they...

Rolls Royce never actually went broke but they came close. They sold off the aircraft engine division and now BMW owns R-R. Bentley was sold to the VW group.
The new alloy bodies are made in Germany....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-27-2015
Replies: 30
Views: 4,565
Posted By sc_rufctr
I must admit I prefer using the slotted cover on...

I must admit I prefer using the slotted cover on my M6ttl.

http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn114/sc_rufctr/M6ttl.jpg (http://s302.photobucket.com/user/sc_rufctr/media/M6ttl.jpg.html)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-27-2015
Replies: 30
Views: 4,565
Posted By sc_rufctr
All good info but don't forget to clean your...

All good info but don't forget to clean your batteries and cover before reinstalling them.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-27-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,144
Posted By sc_rufctr
For me it's about the moment. Not so much...

For me it's about the moment. Not so much anticipating it. I don't try and set anything up instead I look for the picture long before raising the camera to my eye.

Sometimes I walk around most of...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-21-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 2,830
Posted By sc_rufctr
It sold for US $3,051.00. If it is...

It sold for US $3,051.00. If it is legit the new owner got the buy of the century!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-20-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 1,120
Posted By sc_rufctr
Did you clean the contact surfaces of the battery...

Did you clean the contact surfaces of the battery compartment and cap?

Please try this.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-20-2015
Replies: 7,409
Views: 3,776,739
Posted By sc_rufctr
Sweet... And I like the tape over the lens font.

Sweet... And I like the tape over the lens font.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-19-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 2,830
Posted By sc_rufctr
Looks decent and not a lot of money. Considering...

Looks decent and not a lot of money. Considering the value of the real deal then why not? But I wouldn't over pay to own this one.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-15-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,506
Posted By sc_rufctr
I own a 1Ds MkII... An absolute beast but it...

I own a 1Ds MkII... An absolute beast but it get's the results I want.

To me it's the perfect size for a DSLR and the battery life is extraordinary even using the original batteries.
These pro...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-14-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 4,858
Posted By sc_rufctr
Great find... get some film and have a go. Then...

Great find... get some film and have a go. Then see what the results are like.

I bet that M3 gets all smoooooth once some film has been through her.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-12-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 808
Posted By sc_rufctr
For a chrome MP Leica may your only (best)...

For a chrome MP Leica may your only (best) option. Have you tried emailing them?

I'd certainly do that before anything else.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-10-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 848
Posted By sc_rufctr
Sounds great... I tried searching for examples...

Sounds great... I tried searching for examples through Google. :mad:

Still like anything Sigma do it should be a good one.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-08-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 2,711
Posted By sc_rufctr
I hope Tom chimes in. He has a video in YouTube...

I hope Tom chimes in. He has a video in YouTube on how to load these.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-05-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 663
Posted By sc_rufctr
The link worked fine for me. Yes it's cheap but...

The link worked fine for me.

Yes it's cheap but even at that price it's a bit to rough for my liking.
However I'm sure someone will buy it.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-04-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 2,292
Posted By sc_rufctr
I admit it... Hoods look cool so I use them....

I admit it... Hoods look cool so I use them. :D

But seriously, outside in bright sun light they become necessary IMO. Less to worry about.
I've tried the $5 Chinese copies (screw on). Not impressed...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-30-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 1,082
Posted By sc_rufctr
No idea on value but it looks like it might be a...

No idea on value but it looks like it might be a limited edition of some sort.

I found this with Google.

https://shop.cameraquest.com/classic-vintage-collectibles/leica-r4-body-usa-007-movie-prop/
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-29-2015
Replies: 58
Views: 4,341
Posted By sc_rufctr
Ethics? I really don't think there are any when...

Ethics? I really don't think there are any when it comes to found film.
Or how hard is it to remove the film before donating or selling the camera? ...

So as far as I'm concerned the images belong...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-28-2015
Replies: 7,409
Views: 3,776,739
Posted By sc_rufctr
Oh wow... paint perfection! :)

Oh wow... paint perfection! :)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-26-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 2,278
Posted By sc_rufctr
That's one sweet M6. Now all you need is some...

That's one sweet M6. Now all you need is some black tape for the logos ;)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-20-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1,211
Posted By sc_rufctr
I suspect your camera's Vulcanite may have been...

I suspect your camera's Vulcanite may have been dressed with something.

I'd try cleaning the Vulcanite with isopropyl alcohol.
Normally Vulcanite can crack and fall off but I've never heard of it...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-19-2015
Replies: 94
Views: 11,584
Posted By sc_rufctr
It's not the quietest but my Leica 6.2 has a very...

It's not the quietest but my Leica 6.2 has a very refined snick and thunk.
Almost manly... lol ;)

(I have a softy on mine which improves the feel)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-19-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 722
Posted By sc_rufctr
I'm not sure of the reason for the different...

I'm not sure of the reason for the different shoes but details like this fascinate me. :)
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-18-2015
Replies: 44
Views: 6,037
Posted By sc_rufctr
The point is... It's still usable. As long as...

The point is...

It's still usable. As long as you don't get hung up on the crop factor and limited resolution.
If it works then use and enjoy it. :D

Thinking about it. How many "good" cameras have...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-18-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 907
Posted By sc_rufctr
I second this. It would be best to remove each...

I second this.

It would be best to remove each part to strip the paint. (if you can)
I've seen worn chrome M2s that look very handsome.

Have at it. I bet it turns out fine.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-18-2015
Replies: 44
Views: 6,037
Posted By sc_rufctr
I sold mine years ago but if you can still...

I sold mine years ago but if you can still produce great photos then why not?

And when you look at the sensor corrosion issues with the M9, Monochrome etc it makes you wonder. :mad:

........ I...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-13-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 3,352
Posted By sc_rufctr
Has anyone tried one of those LED video lights...

Has anyone tried one of those LED video lights with their Ms?

I'm guessing it may help create some interesting effects but how do you expose for the additional light?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-12-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 5,917
Posted By sc_rufctr
At $850 for both I'd keep the Super Angulon. It...

At $850 for both I'd keep the Super Angulon. It really is one of the classic Leica lenses. There is a market for them and yo got a smoking deal.

I took this some time ago. I really need to use mine...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-11-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 1,128
Posted By sc_rufctr
Absolutely 100% correct. And I do like the clear...

Absolutely 100% correct.

And I do like the clear protective film you have on the top plate.
Did you cut these yourself?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-10-2015
Replies: 52
Views: 6,650
Posted By sc_rufctr
The DR can damage the internals of the newer...

The DR can damage the internals of the newer bodies because of the way the focusing ramps are setup for the Duel Range function.

The goggled 35mm Summicron has no such issues.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-10-2015
Replies: 73
Views: 9,046
Posted By sc_rufctr
What about an older Sony or Sigma? Both good...

What about an older Sony or Sigma?

Both good performers with some dedicated followers.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-10-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,285
Posted By sc_rufctr
Never trust anyone who uses black nail polish. ;)

Never trust anyone who uses black nail polish. ;)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-09-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 2,242
Posted By sc_rufctr
Pretty much, yes... What I meant is that you can...

Pretty much, yes... What I meant is that you can compose and use a 35mm lens on an M3 if you ignore the 50mm lines and just use the edge of what you can see through the viewfinder much like an SLR.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-08-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 2,242
Posted By sc_rufctr
Actually... The outer edge of the viewable area...

Actually... The outer edge of the viewable area in the M3 viewfinder is just a tad larger than the 35mm frame lines in an M6 so why would you bother?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-08-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 2,242
Posted By sc_rufctr
Were are the pics? Whaaaa... :mad:

Were are the pics? Whaaaa... :mad:
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-08-2015
Replies: 73
Views: 9,046
Posted By sc_rufctr
I love my Canon 1Ds Mark 11... Great IQ with lots...

I love my Canon 1Ds Mark 11... Great IQ with lots of dynamic range and it's built like a tank.
The 16mp sensor is very under rated because it can do just about anything.

The view finder is...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-07-2015
Replies: 165
Views: 65,986
Posted By sc_rufctr
Nice work "yesaroos...

Nice work "yesaroos (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/member.php?u=59702)" ;)
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-06-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 1,203
Posted By sc_rufctr
THIS... For the cost of the piece of tape it's a...

THIS...

For the cost of the piece of tape it's a cheap addition that would make difference.

I wonder if the later bodies (M6 onwards) have this.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-01-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 1,708
Posted By sc_rufctr
It is a great little gadget David. But I also I...

It is a great little gadget David.

But I also I like it because it also helps you pull up the rewind nob and I'd imagine that could be helpful for someone with arthritis.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-31-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,708
Posted By sc_rufctr
I use the standard Leica one and it works great...

I use the standard Leica one and it works great although in reality I don't "speed shoot" my M3 so it's more of a luxury than anything else.

The little handle is spring loaded so it doesn't catch on...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-29-2014
Replies: 55
Views: 4,474
Posted By sc_rufctr
I'd suggest a digital SLR or good digital point...

I'd suggest a digital SLR or good digital point and shoot. Something like a Fuji X series?
IMO, Unfortunate loading film will always be an issue. I have a friend who was a film user with a similar...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-29-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 935
Posted By sc_rufctr
This may be helpful. You can see both ends of the...

This may be helpful. You can see both ends of the spring and the securing posts.

NOTE: This is a duel stroke mechanism. The later single stoke is very...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-29-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 935
Posted By sc_rufctr
There's a rather large internal spring in the...

There's a rather large internal spring in the winder/counter mechanism that returns the advance lever.
These are generally bomb proof and the design hasn't changed during the entire M series.

It is...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-29-2014
Replies: 55
Views: 7,294
Posted By sc_rufctr
Do you mean an O Ring? (seal ring)

Do you mean an O Ring? (seal ring)
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-23-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 1,436
Posted By sc_rufctr
How to use a Leica M Rangefinder: Craig Semetko

Short but cool video. Watching this reminded me why I still use a Rangefinder.

Enjoy :)

http://youtu.be/neN2QxYWj_w
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