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Forum: Photography General Interest 06-06-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 778
Posted By justins7
I went through a period of purging, out of guilt...

I went through a period of purging, out of guilt and worry about money. But now I TOTALLY REGRET IT. I sold my beloved M6, and some lenses; now I miss them more than I would've thought. I wasn't...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 04-22-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 997
Posted By justins7
I remember seeing the MOMA retrospective in 1988...

I remember seeing the MOMA retrospective in 1988 or so. As they mentioned in the documentary, it was somewhat startling to see that they had gone through thousands of negatives and chose images to...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-18-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 698
Posted By justins7
I finally tried the Russar and for the record it...

I finally tried the Russar and for the record it does indeed fit and work well! (Except for the color shift on the edges.)
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-12-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 544
Posted By justins7
Can you elaborate please? Which part are you...

Can you elaborate please? Which part are you talking about? Sounds intriguing.

Huss, I saw one of those for sale on shape works.com, but for almost $50 it doesn't seem worth it. (And I don't have...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-11-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 544
Posted By justins7
That's an issue for me too (the hot shoe), but I...

That's an issue for me too (the hot shoe), but I found a $6 one on Ebay that I'll try (but I'm sure I'll wind up not using it).
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-11-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 544
Posted By justins7
Anyone use cheaper "Thumbs Up" alternatives?

I just bought an M9 and am thinking about getting a Thumbs Up accessory, but I don't want to spend a lot on something I may never use. Has anyone tried the cheaper ones for sale on Ebay or Amazon? Do...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-29-2019
Replies: 132
Views: 3,206
Posted By justins7
For me the phone is great as a kind of visual...

For me the phone is great as a kind of visual diary, snapshots, and also for taking photos of documents, etc.

But I recently got back to shooting film and it's been fun. It really seems like two...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-29-2019
Replies: 132
Views: 3,206
Posted By justins7
Getting back to the main subject... It seems...

Getting back to the main subject...

It seems like surviving camera companies need to focus on "lifestyle branding" rather than strictly functional electronics. The uptick in interest I see from...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 01-25-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 531
Posted By justins7
I actually use nail polish to touch up my...

I actually use nail polish to touch up my cameras. (It's really just enamel with acetone as a binder.) Cheap, readily available and dries fast. If you also use clear gloss enamel nail polish you can...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-22-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 727
Posted By justins7
I always wondered the same thing. You would think...

I always wondered the same thing. You would think 3D would be more popular, especially with technology making it easier to process and view.

I went through a 3D period a while ago. I shot with a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-16-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 3,887
Posted By justins7
I bought my M6 circa 1996 for around $2500 ó*a...

I bought my M6 circa 1996 for around $2500 ó*a hefty sum back then (and now) which took me a while to earn. When I sold it for about a third that price I thought that wasn't bad, considering it was...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-16-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 3,887
Posted By justins7
I sold my 20-year old M6 two years ago — and now...

I sold my 20-year old M6 two years ago — and now greatly regret it. I was sort of out of photography at the time, but have since gotten back into it. Prices these days definitely seem to be twice...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-15-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,525
Posted By justins7
What about one of those new-fangled autofocus...

What about one of those new-fangled autofocus adapters, on a Sony E-mount body? It autofocuses manual...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 01-14-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,891
Posted By justins7
Sad news. I've read that book cover-to-cover many...

Sad news. I've read that book cover-to-cover many times. It's fair to say I was obsessed with it for a while, over 20 years ago, before the internet took over. This was one of the only sources ofor...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-27-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 698
Posted By justins7
On the Lomography site it says "has a modified...

On the Lomography site it says "has a modified lens tube construction", so I thought maybe it was altered to mount to digital.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-26-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 698
Posted By justins7
I saw the same lens mounted on a Sony R camera...

I saw the same lens mounted on a Sony R camera and it worked fine. Obviously it's a different beast, but it got me thinking about the M9.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-26-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 698
Posted By justins7
Can the original Russar 20mm 5.6 lens be used on M9?

I am thinking of buying a used M9. I have been trying to find out if I can use my Russar 20mm lens on it without damaging the sensor. It's hard to find out since every search comes up with the NEW...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-17-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 763
Posted By justins7
I have a few Kievs (II, IIA, 4a), and I think...

I have a few Kievs (II, IIA, 4a), and I think they're great. They're so common and relatively inexpensive that it seems better to just keep it.

Kiev/Contax cameras are definitely quirky, but it's...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 03-15-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 3,145
Posted By justins7
I've used a 40mm optical viewfinder with my 20mm...

I've used a 40mm optical viewfinder with my 20mm lens, and found that it wasn't the framing that was a problem but the auto-focusing: I never really know for sure where the focusing point is.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 12-16-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 3,019
Posted By justins7
I use the fantastic 28mm Voigtlander brightline...

I use the fantastic 28mm Voigtlander brightline finder with my Panasonic GF1 and 14 2.5 lens (28 equiv.). It's a great combo, since I absolutely hate composting with the screen. I want only the live...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 04-23-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,073
Posted By justins7
But why is there even a shutter? I don't really...

But why is there even a shutter? I don't really understand why it isn't more like a cell-phone camera, constantly live until you capture the image.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 04-23-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,073
Posted By justins7
My M6 is definitely quieter -- especially at...

My M6 is definitely quieter -- especially at slower shutter speeds.

I just found a similar thread on another forum:

http://www.mu-43.com/f57/gf1-shutter-noise-24025/
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 04-23-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,073
Posted By justins7
I don't think it is -- there is a shutter in the...

I don't think it is -- there is a shutter in the body.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 04-23-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,073
Posted By justins7
GF1 Loudness

As a longtime rangefinder user, I have been using the Panasonic GF1 for a few years. It's the first digital camera that I like and is useable to me. However, it is LOUD, especially in comparison to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-21-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 2,465
Posted By justins7
The question is Why????

The question is Why????
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 10-29-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 2,435
Posted By justins7
Isn't this really just a body cap with a hole in...

Isn't this really just a body cap with a hole in it?
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-23-2010
Replies: 24
Views: 4,369
Posted By justins7
I meant a 28mm-equivalent lens (i.e. 14mm actual...

I meant a 28mm-equivalent lens (i.e. 14mm actual focal length) with a 28mm viewfinder.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-23-2010
Replies: 24
Views: 4,369
Posted By justins7
Yeah, but it's still not a prime lens. With a 28...

Yeah, but it's still not a prime lens. With a 28 I could stick a 28mm brightline finder on top and have almost an M camera.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-23-2010
Replies: 24
Views: 4,369
Posted By justins7
Why no real M4/3 wide angle lens?

With the success of the Panasonic and Olympus M4/3 cameras why is there still no new, fast wide angle lens available? It's really frustrating.

I have the GF1, which I love, but I need a 28 f2. It...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-17-2010
Replies: 23
Views: 3,306
Posted By justins7
And I wish they would get rid of CLOCKS in every...

And I wish they would get rid of CLOCKS in every single damned menu. Why do I need to be reminded of the time every time I change the aperture or press the shutter button?
:bang:
:bang:
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-17-2010
Replies: 23
Views: 3,306
Posted By justins7
For me the Panasonic EVF is a flawed, but...

For me the Panasonic EVF is a flawed, but essential tool. The resolution is lousy and I HATE that you cannot make the information disappear, and also that it seems like such an afterthought (sticking...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 04-21-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 1,982
Posted By justins7
C-mount lenses vignette a bit in 25mm, and more...

C-mount lenses vignette a bit in 25mm, and more so as you get wider. My 13mm c-mount lens looks a bit like a tunnel (though I still like it).

Some people feel that wide Leica-mount lenses do not...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 04-19-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 1,982
Posted By justins7
I have a Pentax 25mm 1.4 CCTV c-mount lens that...

I have a Pentax 25mm 1.4 CCTV c-mount lens that is just great. It can be had for around $100 or less, is manual focus (with the right adapter), is fast, tiny, and focuses close. Granted, it is not...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 03-31-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 2,291
Posted By justins7
I have a GF1 and use it with manual focus lenses....

I have a GF1 and use it with manual focus lenses. Having never used a camera with I.S. -- I'm a Leica user -- I don't really know what I am missing. I do use the kit lens sometimes (with IS), but it...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 03-23-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 1,258
Posted By justins7
I have a 13mm 1.5 C-mount lens from the 60s, now...

I have a 13mm 1.5 C-mount lens from the 60s, now adapted to the GF1. Although it vignettes, it shows that wide apertures can be made for that size. (It even seems like the lens can be physically...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 03-23-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 1,258
Posted By justins7
I don't think people are experiencing edge blur...

I don't think people are experiencing edge blur so much as less-than-sharpness, in general. It has something to do with the way the angle of light hits the sensor; the Panasonic lenses are designed...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 03-02-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 2,415
Posted By justins7
Now you tell me this? :bang: I just ordered one....

Now you tell me this? :bang: I just ordered one.

I had tried it in the store, and I felt like as long as I could zoom in it would be useable.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 02-22-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 2,415
Posted By justins7
When I tried out the EVF I found that focusing...

When I tried out the EVF I found that focusing was okay, especially zoomed in. It is decent. (the lens is a 25mm 1.4 Pentax c-mount, so it is a bit easier to see the out-of-focus area with its...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 02-22-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 2,415
Posted By justins7
I would love to use a brightline finder, but I am...

I would love to use a brightline finder, but I am using a 25mm c-mount lens which needs constant manual focusing.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 02-22-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 2,415
Posted By justins7
GF1 View finder and LCD clutter

I am a longtime Leica user who is loving the Panasonic GF1 -- it's the first digital camera I actually enjoy using.

The only (relatively minor) complaint I have is the fact that it is difficult to...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-23-2009
Replies: 49
Views: 14,104
Posted By justins7
He used everything. I know he sometimes shot with...

He used everything. I know he sometimes shot with a Rollei, as well as Nikon rangefinder. I believe he used a Leica screwmount for the "doctor" series (for Life magazine), but later he used Nikon...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 12-06-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 2,249
Posted By justins7
I was thinking of getting the 20mm lens for my...

I was thinking of getting the 20mm lens for my GF1, with the same combo in mind.

What about the autofocus? Does it ever focus on something that you weren't intending? Since you're using the...
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 11-30-2009
Replies: 90
Views: 14,928
Posted By justins7
Using nail polish

250swb,

I have used nail polish on a lot of my vintage cameras to fill in lost paint, without any negative effects. My black Summicron had a lot of the white paint missing in the recesses of the...
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 11-30-2009
Replies: 90
Views: 14,928
Posted By justins7
Just use a bit of white nail polish, wipe it off...

Just use a bit of white nail polish, wipe it off of the surrounding black areas. I've done it before.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 11-23-2009
Replies: 60
Views: 6,280
Posted By justins7
I just got the GF1 and I am really excited about...

I just got the GF1 and I am really excited about it. I bought a few "cheap" c-mount CCTV lenses, which are great and weird on the camera. With the Canon 13mm 1.5 lens and Voigtlander 28mm finder,...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 11-15-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 3,425
Posted By justins7
I just recently got the GF1. The Pentax CCTV 25mm...

I just recently got the GF1. The Pentax CCTV 25mm 1.4 lens, which can still be found used under $100, is quite good. Although it is not wide, it is fast and tiny and fun. With the adapter I bought...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 11-12-2009
Replies: 201
Views: 62,988
Posted By justins7
Talking Micro 4/3 is a breakthrough

I just received my GF1 and I love it. As a long-time Leica M6 user I have to say that this is the first digital camera that I can actually use. I have absolutely hated every other one I ever picked...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-07-2009
Replies: 1
Views: 794
Posted By justins7
Thumbs up Robots are creating photo websites!

Fake photography websites.

Has anyone ever tried to do a search for something and the results are suspiciously fake-looking? After looking for information on a specific object (in this case, a Zeiss...
Forum: Optics Theory - 11-02-2009
Replies: 37
Views: 5,216
Posted By justins7
Nothing beats a mechanical rangefinder for...

Nothing beats a mechanical rangefinder for low-light manual focusing. My Contax rangefinder is still dead-on easy to focus in darkness. I don't see how ANY EVF can top that.
Forum: Other RF 10-08-2009
Replies: 0
Views: 1,064
Posted By justins7
Panasonic GF1 + Visoflex = madness?

People are doing some unnatural things with their GF1s:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/realityscans/3892524056/in/pool-lumixg1m

Isn't this considered beastiality? :rolleyes:
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-17-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 632
Posted By justins7
Evolution of the Japanese Camera is a...

Evolution of the Japanese Camera

is a terrific...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-03-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 3,122
Posted By justins7
When you say "found" do you mean the camera was...

When you say "found" do you mean the camera was buried in someone's backyard or something? That's what it looks like. Or did you find it in a sewer?
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 07-28-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 2,742
Posted By justins7
Can you turn off the LCD screen?

I couldn't figure this out with the demo camera I tried. If you want to use an external finder, you should be able to turn off the screen.

Thanks!
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-20-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 1,037
Posted By justins7
That's...

That's http://www.urbanoutfitters.com
-->apartment-->media & music-->cameras
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-20-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 1,037
Posted By justins7
Cool Even better... 3D Medium Format!

I've seen these at Urban Outfitters (there are also plastic 120 external viewfinders in the...
Forum: Nikon RF 06-20-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 1,462
Posted By justins7
I found the experience very interesting too...

I found the experience very interesting too because it indicated what people perceive as "collectible". The sellers put all of the large vintage toys and train sets aside, as "valuable", but...
Forum: Nikon RF 06-20-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 1,462
Posted By justins7
There was also a 35mm Canon finder...

There was also a 35mm Canon finder (non-brightline), 135 Tanack lens and finder (not of great interest, but nice-looking) and 50 1.4 shade. So of course I then went on an inconspicuous rampage,...
Forum: Nikon RF 06-20-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 1,462
Posted By justins7
I think estate sales are the way to go for happy...

I think estate sales are the way to go for happy hunting.
Forum: Nikon RF 06-20-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 1,462
Posted By justins7
Estate sale find! NIKKOR! Best find ever.

I went to an estate sale the other day. Paid $15 for a camera bag with a Canon 8mm film camera and ... 35mm 2.5 Nikkor lens for Nikon Rangefinder! Awesome deal! The seller just wanted to get rid of...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 07-23-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 1,159
Posted By justins7
I have used black nail polish, which works fine....

I have used black nail polish, which works fine. (Most people don't realize that nail polish is a really useful enamel paint.)
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 06-24-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 2,106
Posted By justins7
No, but I was expecting something close to my $8...

No, but I was expecting something close to my $8 45-year-old Yashica Lynx 5000 or Fujica. These are much better to use hand-held in low-light.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 06-24-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 2,106
Posted By justins7
I wouldn't get excited. I have the GX-100 and,...

I wouldn't get excited. I have the GX-100 and, although the images are fine and the digital interface is great, it is not what I was expecting. There is, as always, NOTHING that even remotely comes...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-12-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 2,072
Posted By justins7
Lubrication failed

I am not sure if you saw my other thread about this, but just by removing the rear ring I may have ruined the mount. Sherry Krauter of Golden Touch is attempting to now fix it, but it has so far been...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-06-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 1,891
Posted By justins7
I seriously f***** my Voigtlander Lens!

All I did was remove the rear focusing mount to re-lube it and I couldn't get it back in no matter how hard I tried. Although I am a handy guy, and careful, it appears I screwed (so to speak)...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 05-23-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 971
Posted By justins7
I have a 40mm --> series 6 step-up ring. Maybe...

I have a 40mm --> series 6 step-up ring. Maybe that won't vignette.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 05-22-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 971
Posted By justins7
40mm UV filter impossible to find!

I am looking for a 40mm UV filter to protect my Canon 25mm lens, but it is impossible. The originals rarely come up on Ebay and even if you can find a regular 40mm filter (which is also rare), it...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-18-2007
Replies: 70
Views: 3,653
Posted By justins7
It is ridicluous to think that a "normal" lens on...

It is ridicluous to think that a "normal" lens on a digital camera with a tiny sensor is the same as a "normal" lens on a 35mm. It is NOT really relative.

Depth of field is the one thing that...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-16-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 2,072
Posted By justins7
Thanks guys! I'll try it again when my patience...

Thanks guys! I'll try it again when my patience returns!
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-16-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 2,072
Posted By justins7
I still can't get it back on!

I don't know what happened. I still can't get it back on. I showed it to a handy electrician friend of mine and we just can't do it. There appears to be no cross-threading (the brass threads are...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-14-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 2,072
Posted By justins7
Unhappy Help! Can't get lens back together!

I am trying to re-lubricate my Voigtlander 40mm lens. I merely removed the rear, chrome ring, but it seems IMPOSSIBLE to get back on. This part does NOT want to screw back onto the threaded brass...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 04-14-2007
Replies: 18
Views: 3,211
Posted By justins7
I think I should file the 40mm lens flange down...

I think I should file the 40mm lens flange down to make the 35mm framlines appear.

Has anyone been able to find a link to the modification thread on photo.net? Please post it; I can't find it.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-13-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 1,093
Posted By justins7
Glue Gun

I use a few drops of hot glue-gun glue on the felt, using the nozzle of the glue gun to flatten and smooth it. It forms a rubbery, soft layer on the felt that can be melted or cut, fits tight and...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 04-11-2007
Replies: 18
Views: 3,211
Posted By justins7
Is the 40mm really that much closer to 35mm than 50mm?

I've been using it on my M6 and love it (although I need to relubricate it, as I've mentioned in previous posts).

Is the 40mm really that much closer to a 35 than the 50? Are the 35 framelines that...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-05-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 1,891
Posted By justins7
Lubrication for lens

Last week I asked about my sticky Voightlander 40mm lens and how to lube it. Someone suggested plumber's lube, but I haven't been able to find this. Can't I just use white or black lithium grease?...
Forum: Off Topic 03-22-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 495
Posted By justins7
Flash Cubes on YouTube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0eGZX_4EIEU&NR
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 03-20-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 1,048
Posted By justins7
I can't find the receipt (from Photo Village)......

I can't find the receipt (from Photo Village)... So maybe plumber's grease.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 03-20-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 1,048
Posted By justins7
Is there a lubricant I can use that you...

Is there a lubricant I can use that you recommend? (Other than K-Y)
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 03-20-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 1,048
Posted By justins7
Angry Nokton 40 1.4 lens focussing sticky and noisy

My 1-year-old Nokton 40 1.4 has a crappy focussing mount. I know people complained a bit about this when the lens first came out. It's a weird mount; you cannot focus and turn the aperture ring at...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 11-02-2006
Replies: 2
Views: 813
Posted By justins7
Where can I get a Canon 35/2 lens repaired? In NYC?

Does anyone know where I can get a Canon 35/2 lens repaired? The aperture blades got loose and are now completely off (inside the lens). I haven't used the lens since this happened 8 years ago and a...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-13-2006
Replies: 0
Views: 623
Posted By justins7
Flash recommendations?

(I know this has been discussed before, but I can't find a relevant discussion from the past.)

I have a Vivitar flash that is way too big to carry around all the time. I need a smaller flash that...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-02-2006
Replies: 28
Views: 4,099
Posted By justins7
I love the ad. It seems so sixties. :p

I love the ad. It seems so sixties. :p
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-13-2006
Replies: 3
Views: 1,017
Posted By justins7
Talking My new black Kiev 4a "Contax" works!

I bought this from a forum member, thinking it would be more of a toy. While it's not quite up to my Leica M6 standards, it works fine. I am surprised that the black paint is not as bad as I...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-10-2006
Replies: 22
Views: 1,232
Posted By justins7
I shot slide film for years but now use only...

I shot slide film for years but now use only negatives and a scanner. While I was initially seduced by the ease of slides and their clarity and contrast, I no longer use them. I find the contrast to...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-28-2006
Replies: 27
Views: 2,102
Posted By justins7
Chris, come back out from under that rock. These...

Chris, come back out from under that rock. These kinds of post are interesting and important. We're just reacting and complaining, but I do appreciate the infromation.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-27-2006
Replies: 27
Views: 2,102
Posted By justins7
It's also a stupid concept. The senseless persuit...

It's also a stupid concept. The senseless persuit of sharpness and hugeness is so misguided. Can photography really "capture" "reality"? Just live a little, man, instead of worrying about authentic...
Forum: Nikon RF 05-24-2006
Replies: 32
Views: 3,094
Posted By justins7
So was the porn king John Holmes!

So was the porn king John Holmes. Somewhere "a friend of mine" has a vintage porno movie from the 1960's with swingin' John as photographer. He's using a Nikon rangefinder, getting it on with a...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 05-23-2006
Replies: 7
Views: 1,025
Posted By justins7
But the collapsible Summitar is a great lens...

But the collapsible Summitar is a great lens (though soft).
A collapsible lens gives you something the SLR/DSLR crowd could never have.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 05-21-2006
Replies: 7
Views: 1,025
Posted By justins7
This new 50mm lens looks awesome!

Too bad it's only limited edition. Does anyone know if it's available anywhere yet?

http://www.robertwhite.co.uk/voigtlander.htm#MBlens
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-18-2006
Replies: 20
Views: 1,501
Posted By justins7
I've had the same M6 with those same framelinesas...

I've had the same M6 with those same framelinesas yours for over 10 years now and I adore that thing. I've never once had trouble with it and I've only needed to change the batteries a few times! I...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-18-2006
Replies: 8
Views: 1,021
Posted By justins7
I don't see the CL anywhere for sale... I have...

I don't see the CL anywhere for sale...

I have an M6, M3, IIIC, IIIF, and Kiev (with huge meter on top). What I NEED is a contax copy for fun.

FEDKA actually operates close to me (in New York), so...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-18-2006
Replies: 8
Views: 1,021
Posted By justins7
Suddenly gotten the itch to buy a black Kiev.

I don't know why, but I have suddenly gotten the itch to buy a black Kiev. (Maybe it's because I couldn't afford the Leica CL I wanted.)

Does anyone know if these are actually powder-coated black,...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-15-2006
Replies: 10
Views: 1,946
Posted By justins7
Do you know the correct screw-in filter size for...

Do you know the correct screw-in filter size for Series VI?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-15-2006
Replies: 10
Views: 1,946
Posted By justins7
Stupid Filter Question: Series VI

Series VI Filters:
I finally dug up a step-up ring to use on my Canon 50mm 1.5 LTM. It is 40mm --> Series VI. I want to use a UV filter on it, but what filter thread screws into series VI? It seems...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-12-2006
Replies: 7
Views: 1,010
Posted By justins7
I've never gotten used to using the 50mm finder...

I've never gotten used to using the 50mm finder with both eyes open, but some do it. Remember that it's really not all that accurate, but the point is to visualize composition and "live action" more...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-12-2006
Replies: 15
Views: 1,693
Posted By justins7
(Off-topic) Bill, If you think that's disturbing,...

(Off-topic)
Bill,
If you think that's disturbing, have you seen these?...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 05-11-2006
Replies: 117
Views: 22,636
Posted By justins7
sea-sick

The wide-angle distortion is revolting. After using 28mm lenses (Elmarit, Voitlander) on my M6, there is just no going back.
Our eyes are used to this distortion, but back before these lenses were...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-09-2006
Replies: 50
Views: 3,030
Posted By justins7
When you realize what people went through in that...

When you realize what people went through in that war, particularly the Russians, it is absolutely astonishing. The fact that the Soviet Army resisted the Nazis is one of history's great triumphs. It...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-08-2006
Replies: 67
Views: 4,023
Posted By justins7
picking at the bones left by the vultures

I remember 10 pre-internet years ago, when camera prices were higher, I would go to camera shows in New York and become absolutely livid around these collectors. Japanese men in suits would plunk...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 05-04-2006
Replies: 5
Views: 1,343
Posted By justins7
Leica CL: HELP!

I have an opportunity to buy a working CL with 40mm lens for $600. Do I need this camera? No! Do I want it? Yes! Is it a distraction from the crappy things going on in my life right now? Yes! HELP!...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 04-26-2006
Replies: 77
Views: 5,028
Posted By justins7
Leica should not underestimate the potential...

Leica should not underestimate the potential interest in this camera, if done right. I know a lot of photojournalists here in New York who are DYING for a camera like this.

They need to focus on...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 04-21-2006
Replies: 57
Views: 5,207
Posted By justins7
Vince, I couldn't agree more. We are all waiting...

Vince, I couldn't agree more. We are all waiting for Cosina to make a generic digital body with a Leica mount. It doesn't have to last forever, just 6 years is fine by me.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 03-09-2006
Replies: 14
Views: 948
Posted By justins7
I have been happy with my film scanner.

4000 dpi Canon CanoScan FS4000US
This may be the best option for the "transitional" period between film and digital. I use a Leica M6, scan the negatives, and clean up in Photoshop.
While these USB...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-19-2006
Replies: 31
Views: 1,904
Posted By justins7
It's definitely worth it for the new lens...

It's definitely worth it for the new lens distortion corrective filter, especially with wide angle lenses and digital photos.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-12-2006
Replies: 49
Views: 1,838
Posted By justins7
We seem to have this discussion every few months....

We seem to have this discussion every few months. THERE STILL IS NO DIGITAL CAMERA LIKE THE ONE WE ALL WANT! Itís the usual stupidity of the global market, which caters to the lowest denominator,...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-29-2005
Replies: 12
Views: 1,097
Posted By justins7
Be warned: I think this film is part of a...

Be warned: I think this film is part of a carefully plotted conspiracy to present Eggleston as a western, naive, nutty, taciturn artiste, either inebriated or oblivious much of the time.
Since...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 12-19-2005
Replies: 17
Views: 1,514
Posted By justins7
I use a Canon slide scanner (FS4000) and scan...

I use a Canon slide scanner (FS4000) and scan negatives. WIth enough patience, negatives come out well.

I think it's important to remember that slide film has much less latitude: blown out areas of...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-29-2005
Replies: 6
Views: 1,062
Posted By justins7
I made one of these (in the 90's, before...

I made one of these (in the 90's, before Voigtlander) for my 20mm Russar lens. I bought a scruffy Leica rear lens cap, cut a hole in the flat disk part, took a piece from a plastic bottle cap (as an...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 11-10-2005
Replies: 35
Views: 9,480
Posted By justins7
Ray, I'd be glad to help you out. I still have...

Ray,
I'd be glad to help you out. I still have the lens somewhere. Give me a few days to find it and I'll let you know more.

Justin
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 11-10-2005
Replies: 35
Views: 9,480
Posted By justins7
According to...

According to http://www.photoethnography.com/ClassicCameras/index-frameset.html?Lens-LSM-Standard.html~mainFrame
it was produced until 1972.

My Canon 35mm broke a long time ago (maybe 7 years). I...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 11-10-2005
Replies: 35
Views: 9,480
Posted By justins7
You guys also need to consider ergonomics and...

You guys also need to consider ergonomics and build quality. I loved the size of my Canon 35, but it broke during a trip to Spain. The aperture blades fell out of place, never to return, and they...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-08-2005
Replies: 24
Views: 1,946
Posted By justins7
Angry This guy is a moron.

As soon as I read "Itís a six megapixel camera with no autofocus," that's when it was all too obvious.

It's like starting a review of a bicycle by remarking "It has no engine."

And "On the downside...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-01-2005
Replies: 27
Views: 1,970
Posted By justins7
What a damned disappointment!

What a damned disappointment! How long are we going to wait for what is obviously a HUGE hole in the market? I would be happy with a fixed-lens, zone-focusing digital camera even without a...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-13-2005
Replies: 121
Views: 5,526
Posted By justins7
It's amazing how much street photography has...

It's amazing how much street photography has changed since the 1930's. Back then Leicas and spontaneous photography were so new that people in public were often puzzled. (Just look at the people in...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-30-2005
Replies: 65
Views: 3,798
Posted By justins7
Their digital cameras are always much more...

Their digital cameras are always much more expensive, are actually made in Asia like all the others. And there is usually a Japanese counterpart (by Panasonic) that is exactly the same (but often ...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-30-2005
Replies: 65
Views: 3,798
Posted By justins7
What is the point?

WHy would anyone buy this camera over any other Panasonic/Canon/etc? :(
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-26-2005
Replies: 121
Views: 6,837
Posted By justins7
Well that skilled workforce will be out on the...

Well that skilled workforce will be out on the streets if they don't make products that are economically viable.

I think they should have two Leica divisions: one making hand-made, artisan toys for...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-26-2005
Replies: 121
Views: 6,837
Posted By justins7
Why does Leica still have to make everything in Germany?

It seems absurd that Leica freaks continue to contrive the aura around "Made in Germany", which surely keeps the prices at insane levels. My Canadian-made lenses are no different than the German...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-22-2005
Replies: 3
Views: 606
Posted By justins7
Lens Fogging

I pulled out my trusty Summitar lens after a few years of non-use only to discover, to my horror, that there is fogging starting to appear inside, between lens elements.
I realize that storing it in...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-20-2005
Replies: 12
Views: 1,097
Posted By justins7
Anyone see "William Eggleston in the Real World"?

Saw the the "William Eggleston in the Real World" documentary last night at Film Forum in New York. Just wondering what people thought.

It was interesting, but I couldn't stand the cheap, sloppy...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-13-2005
Replies: 86
Views: 3,303
Posted By justins7
I am surprised that you rangefinder guys care...

I am surprised that you rangefinder guys care about a built-in optical viewfinder. Those found on digital P+S are horrible. I would gladly use my Cosina brightline finder with ANY digital camera and...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-09-2005
Replies: 15
Views: 1,315
Posted By justins7
I have used my Russar for almost 10 years. While...

I have used my Russar for almost 10 years. While it's a decent lens, very tiny and light, I think you should buy the newer Voigtlander lens instead. It's really slow (5.6) and has its stepless...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-30-2005
Replies: 7
Views: 845
Posted By justins7
These are incredible!

http://squareamerica.com

Another world... :bang:
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-26-2005
Replies: 21
Views: 2,687
Posted By justins7
I just can't understand why manufacturers don't...

I just can't understand why manufacturers don't see the hole in the market. Surely professionals would love to have this kind of thing. A digital Rollei 35 (http://www.cameraquest.com/rol35se.htm)....
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-25-2005
Replies: 21
Views: 2,687
Posted By justins7
Kodak used to have a $99 3 m'pixel camera with no...

Kodak used to have a $99 3 m'pixel camera with no zoom that was surprisingly fast and simple, but I wanted more resolution. I was thinking of mounting a brightline finder on the top and turning it...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-25-2005
Replies: 21
Views: 2,687
Posted By justins7
Unhappy Digital cameras close to a Rollei 35, Olympus XA, Canonet or something?

I know this has been discussed before, but maybe it needs updating. Are there any digital cameras available that are even REMOTELY similar in use to a simple rangefinder/viewfinder camera for under...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 08-16-2005
Replies: 119
Views: 6,691
Posted By justins7
What happened when you contacted the seller?

This seems like the most obvious question from the start. What did the seller say?
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 07-20-2005
Replies: 1
Views: 1,085
Posted By justins7
Can a Leitz Summitar 50mm be used on a Bessa L?

Will it collapse into the meter or damage something?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-20-2005
Replies: 32
Views: 1,893
Posted By justins7
I disagree. Use step-up rings

In my opinion lens hoods ARE detrimental if they prevent you from wanting to carry the camera or take it out readily due to its added bulk. Plus they unnecessarily block the finders.

When I used...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-08-2005
Replies: 93
Views: 4,402
Posted By justins7
Film will be as dead as oil painting is today.

What a hackneyed subject.

Film will be as dead as oil painting is today. In other words, not dead. It has become, instead, an art medium.

Does this guy know that photography schools, notably ICP in...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-01-2005
Replies: 9
Views: 1,375
Posted By justins7
I bought mine in New York City (only $5.95). It...

I bought mine in New York City (only $5.95).
It has a great article about a guy who uses beat-up screw-mounts with a 25mm Canon, no viewfinder
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-30-2005
Replies: 9
Views: 1,375
Posted By justins7
Check out the latest issue of the British...

Check out the latest issue of the British magazine "Amateur Photographer". It is a special edition devoted entirely to Leicas, particularly screw-mounts. There is a lot of info on the IIIC, and...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 06-28-2005
Replies: 48
Views: 2,799
Posted By justins7
Talking I find that viewfinder blockage can sometimes be...

I find that viewfinder blockage can sometimes be helpful: it teaches you to stop worrying about the image and concentrate about the experience in front of you. This is one of the wonders of...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 06-20-2005
Replies: 28
Views: 2,602
Posted By justins7
But why doesn't the price ever come down?

I took a look at the RD-1 at Calumet in NYC. I was FLOORED by how nice it was. Much better construction than I imagined.

But why doesn't the price ever come down? It's been available for a while...
Forum: Other RF 06-20-2005
Replies: 24
Views: 2,121
Posted By justins7
Don't laugh.

These cameras were really well-regarded. They stayed in production into the 1980's.

I've read somewhere that Richard Billingham used these cameras for his book "Ray's a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-19-2005
Replies: 21
Views: 1,385
Posted By justins7
in 5-10 yrs people will be converting old Leicas to digital

KEEP IT IF YOU DON'T NEED THE MONEY. I have regretted almost every piece of camera equipment I've sold. You will most likely find a use for them in the future.

My prediction is that in 5-10 years...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 04-18-2005
Replies: 18
Views: 2,880
Posted By justins7
I LOVE this lens, although using it with an M6...

I LOVE this lens, although using it with an M6 and 50mm framelines is a bit wacky. My only real complaint is the focusing: it's stiff and, weirdly, if you touch the lens while focusing with the other...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-12-2005
Replies: 14
Views: 2,242
Posted By justins7
nwcanonman, certainly "retarded" is no judgement...

nwcanonman, certainly "retarded" is no judgement nor is it derogatory on my part. Most of these students are quite creative and wonderful, and they vary in their level. But the fact remains that they...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-12-2005
Replies: 14
Views: 2,242
Posted By justins7
My wife teaches digital photography and art to...

My wife teaches digital photography and art to "retarded" people. (I put it in quotes since it offends some people, although they are clinically retarded and unable to grasp ANYTHING technical about...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-14-2005
Replies: 5
Views: 926
Posted By justins7
I've read "American Pictures" by Jacob Holdt -- a...

I've read "American Pictures" by Jacob Holdt -- a truly sublime and bizarre book. A record of his travels around America, with some astounding pictures. Look for it; his adventures, stories of...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-14-2005
Replies: 5
Views: 926
Posted By justins7
Red face Have you seen these incredible photos?

I had no idea that the Library of Congress had the money to do this extraordinary work. These Civil War photos are amazing! And they give you high-res downloading options! And they are in 3-D (if you...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 03-11-2005
Replies: 14
Views: 1,772
Posted By justins7
My post was in the appropriate place (Digital...

My post was in the appropriate place (Digital Darkroom) in photo.net.
I am not complaining -- just curious if anyone else encountered this issue. I am also commenting on how this type of thing may...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 03-11-2005
Replies: 14
Views: 1,772
Posted By justins7
Cool OT? Why is PHOTO.NET so strict?

I posted a thread last week on photo.net that was only slightly off-topic. It was a question about doing your own photo website, which, while not exactly photo-related, is of much interest to...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 03-08-2005
Replies: 38
Views: 3,816
Posted By justins7
Who cares about test charts?

I am sorry, but anyone who uses test charts is missing the point. People who use them should stick to their Excel spreadsheets. Maybe if you only care about sharpness, fine. But that is hardly the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-01-2005
Replies: 19
M5
Views: 1,252
Posted By justins7
Some people also didn't like the M5's swing-arm...

Some people also didn't like the M5's swing-arm meter. It's one more moving part that may need servicing at some point. (And, unlike the M6, if the meter is out, isn't the swing-arm meter stuck in...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-17-2005
Replies: 34
Views: 9,805
Posted By justins7
Thumbs up Official lens test results are in!

Sharpness: excellent.
Barrel Distortion: minimal.
Vignetting: minimal.
Edge sharpness: whatever.
Boredom at work: high.
Flare: none.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-17-2005
Replies: 34
Views: 9,805
Posted By justins7
Just a little bit of stupid humor.

This is really not that far off from what digital SLR's look like to me. I really think the people at Nikon/Canon/Olympus/etc. design that stuff the way I did: slap and paste in photoshop.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-17-2005
Replies: 34
Views: 9,805
Posted By justins7
Talking Leica Digital M is Finally Here!

See image from the Leica web site:

(Obviously I have too much "free" time at work. I couldn't resist.)
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 02-08-2005
Replies: 9
Views: 1,412
Posted By justins7
I like those mistakes.

I like those mistakes. Usually they're impossible on a digital camera.

I would have just opened up the first version 2 stops, and only in the lighted areas of their faces. Why does every image have...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-23-2004
Replies: 21
Views: 2,571
Posted By justins7
Use of ND filters

On my last trip to Argentina I used a really dark neutral density filter on my Canon 1.4. That way, on the street during daylight I could open wide to 1.4 for limited depth of field. It worked...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-23-2004
Replies: 13
Views: 2,008
Posted By justins7
Well, maybe I exagerrated about the paint. As I...

Well, maybe I exagerrated about the paint. As I was trying to fit an old Yashica lens hood (which fit perfectly) I could see that paint was ready to flake with just a small amount of abrasion....
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-23-2004
Replies: 13
Views: 2,008
Posted By justins7
Got the 40mm Nokton!

There is nothing else available now like this lens -- fast and compact.

What a beauty. It's more compact than I thought it would be. It seems like it's physically based on the early 35mm Summilux....
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 12-23-2004
Replies: 6
Views: 1,657
Posted By justins7
Don't despair

We use a Canon i9100 here at my design studio. We had tons of problems with blacks (always blue), and later realized that they were due to the OFF-BRAND INKS. I couldn't believe it -- since I was...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-22-2004
Replies: 21
Views: 2,571
Posted By justins7
My Canon 50 1.4 is fastest. Awsome, but heavy....

My Canon 50 1.4 is fastest. Awsome, but heavy. Longer still with filter. Always admired the early 35mm Summilux for its size but not its price.


I just know that whenever I go on trips, I don't...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-22-2004
Replies: 21
Views: 2,571
Posted By justins7
Do you prefer using fast film + tiny (but slow) lenses?

I have been hemming and hawing (sp?) over whether or not to shell out cash on faster Voigtlander lenses, like the 40 1.4 or the 28 1.9. It seems that the large size, especially of the latter lens,...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 12-16-2004
Replies: 61
Views: 3,817
Posted By justins7
I went through the same debate, as I'm sure many...

I went through the same debate, as I'm sure many have. Ultimately I bought a 35mm Canon film scanner ($500) that is magnificent, but SLLLOOOWWWW. It seems like the best compromise in this interim...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-14-2004
Replies: 7
Views: 2,183
Posted By justins7
If you are in NYC there is a Russian Camera shop...

If you are in NYC there is a Russian Camera shop on 31st or 32nd Street (Panoramic?) between 6th and 7th Aves. (If they are still there.) They have tons of old camera stuff and do repairs.

They've...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 12-14-2004
Replies: 11
Views: 2,117
Posted By justins7
The 28/3.5 is my first and only Voigtlander lens....

The 28/3.5 is my first and only Voigtlander lens. Up till that point I was using ancient Canon and Leica lenses (including a lousy, in my view, early 35/2 Summicron). The Canon's are decent, but...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-14-2004
Replies: 30
Views: 3,669
Posted By justins7
I have the Canon 25/3.5. It is superb, and...

I have the Canon 25/3.5. It is superb, and appears quite modern (although I haven't used it in a while).
However, "in the field" I find it somewhat awkward to use, since the aperture ring moves with...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 12-14-2004
Replies: 8
Views: 1,314
Posted By justins7
I have a slightly older (but virtually the same)...

I have a slightly older (but virtually the same) Exakta that I LOVE. What a beast of a thing: beautiful and strange. It cost me $10 with three lenses, including an Angeneux 35mm. It's like something...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 12-13-2004
Replies: 11
Views: 2,117
Posted By justins7
new Voigt 40mm 1.4 or 28mm 1.9?

I am beating my head against the wall trying to decide whether my last $400 should be spent on the new 40mm 1.4 or 28mm 1.9. Or maybe I should just spend the money on something frivolous like bills...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-06-2004
Replies: 67
Views: 4,182
Posted By justins7
I love my Canon 50 1.4. I used to have the 1.8,...

I love my Canon 50 1.4. I used to have the 1.8, but hated the uneven extra quarter-stop. I have an early 25mm 3.5, which is sublime.

I lusted for the black 35/2 until I finally found it one day for...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-02-2004
Replies: 22
Views: 2,162
Posted By justins7
It seems like a decent deal. Do you have...

It seems like a decent deal. Do you have experience with other rangefinders?
I bought my first M years ago when options were more limited. It was a VERY cosmetically disfigured M3 for $450. Although...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-27-2004
Replies: 33
Views: 3,723
Posted By justins7
Kurt, I too am in NYC. Although I haven't been...

Kurt,
I too am in NYC. Although I haven't been shooting much on the street lately, when I do I just wrap the strap around my hand and hold my M6 like brick. People never notice it.

I really wonder...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-27-2004
Replies: 33
Views: 3,723
Posted By justins7
Black cameras

One thing you guys are forgetting is that black cameras attract less attention on "the street". So if you are actually taking your equipment into the public, tucked under your hand, in your coat, no...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-13-2004
Replies: 8
Views: 2,198
Posted By justins7
Waist-level finder

A few years ago I was obsessed with making viewfinders, including a waist-level one. I wanted to buy the 1930's Leica ones, but they're way too expensive. (Annoying collectors buy these useful things...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 06-22-2004
Replies: 16
Views: 2,211
Posted By justins7
I am not only talking about buttons or digital in...

I am not only talking about buttons or digital in itself. I just think, like everything, people are treated like babies.
I also use a Canon S50 digital camera. Oddly it took me two weeks to find the...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 06-22-2004
Replies: 16
Views: 2,211
Posted By justins7
Red face retro, nostalgic nonsense. Long diatribe.

(some ramblings.)
In the new Popular Photography magazine there is a big article on the Epson digital rangefinder. It calls it "retro" or "nostalgic" (I can't remember which -- I read it quickly),...
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