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Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 1 Week Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 175
Posted By yossarian123
Yeah, the negatives developed pretty well I...

Yeah, the negatives developed pretty well I guess. I'll have to verify tonight when I actually scan them. They were definitely much browner than normal and seemed possibly a shade cloudy.

I'll...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 1 Week Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 175
Posted By yossarian123
Diafine - brown, curling negatives?

Hey, something weird happened last night. I've been using a batch of Diafine for roughly 10 rolls with no issues at all. But last night's eastman double x were developed and they were really brown...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-27-2019
Replies: 107
Views: 4,661
Posted By yossarian123
I spent time today looking at the data sheets for...

I spent time today looking at the data sheets for old and new. It's odd that the formula is different but the processing time + dilution appears to be identical to the old version.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-26-2019
Replies: 107
Views: 4,661
Posted By yossarian123
I just bought some of the old stuff from b&h....

I just bought some of the old stuff from b&h. Five minutes later the site is showing that it's discontinued. And it's not taking any additional orders. ��

Hoping my order didn't get canceled.

I'm...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-26-2019
Replies: 107
Views: 4,661
Posted By yossarian123
Does anyone have data or hands on experience with...

Does anyone have data or hands on experience with the new stuff? I'm having a hard time finding actual real world data from the film community.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-19-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 497
Posted By yossarian123
I went directly to Leica.

I went directly to Leica.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-17-2019
Replies: 107
Views: 4,661
Posted By yossarian123
Dang. Now I'll have to go and buy up the stock at...

Dang. Now I'll have to go and buy up the stock at Central camera.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-17-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 497
Posted By yossarian123
I also sent mine in to a non-leica repairman...

I also sent mine in to a non-leica repairman first - the problem with the M7 is that the tools used to read and diagnose the electronics have never been available to anyone outside of Leica. So...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-17-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 497
Posted By yossarian123
Just as an FYI - I just sent mine in for an...

Just as an FYI - I just sent mine in for an erratic shutter. The shutter would occasionally not fire except on manual speeds. In the end, they are replacing the DX reader (it was already optical) and...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-03-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 489
Posted By yossarian123
My m9 did. I never sent my monochrome in though....

My m9 did. I never sent my monochrome in though. Still kicking myself over that.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-02-2019
Replies: 609
Views: 31,572
Posted By yossarian123
Put me on the list as well. I have the non...

Put me on the list as well. I have the non goggled version but would pay for another copy.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-08-2018
Replies: 256
Views: 5,964
Posted By yossarian123
Here ya go Raid: Replacement L Rubber Bottom...

Here ya go Raid:
Replacement L Rubber Bottom Cover Terminal Cap For Nikon Nikon D300 D300S D700 Digital Camera Repair Part https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07C81HDTF/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_GOhdCbCHRKQ8X
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-08-2018
Replies: 256
Views: 5,964
Posted By yossarian123
That rig looks familiar :) The d700 was my first...

That rig looks familiar :)

The d700 was my first "real" digital camera and the sensor still holds up after all these years. In all honesty, it's still probably the best digital platform for those...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-23-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 761
Posted By yossarian123
Did this ever work out ? I'm trying to figure out...

Did this ever work out ? I'm trying to figure out disassembly on my 28/2.8 as well. Anyone have experience with this?
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-24-2018
Replies: 445
Views: 14,170
Posted By yossarian123
even if it doesn't "do" anything it's still a...

even if it doesn't "do" anything it's still a potential failure point, it can either break or possibly(?) let in moisture. I'd hate to have that thing break and then spend a bunch of money to have...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 07-18-2016
Replies: 50
Views: 4,383
Posted By yossarian123
Yep. This was exactly it. My preferred flow would...

Yep. This was exactly it. My preferred flow would be to scan all 36 as quickly as possible, pick the good ones (if any) then run those through my better scanner. This will save me a lot of time....
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 07-17-2016
Replies: 50
Views: 4,383
Posted By yossarian123
best option in 2016 for scanning an entire roll of B&W

So I was finally able to make a job switch - working in the boring suburbs and now I'm working on Michigan Avenue. Lots and lots of street photography so I'm shooting more lately.

Unfortunately,...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 03-22-2016
Replies: 19
Views: 1,869
Posted By yossarian123
Good shots and enjoy the lens! You're going to...

Good shots and enjoy the lens! You're going to make me regret selling it!
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 01-06-2016
Replies: 175
Views: 20,011
Posted By yossarian123
No Snap mode equivalent? Pass.

No Snap mode equivalent? Pass.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-01-2016
Replies: 43
Views: 3,176
Posted By yossarian123
I remember reading that the exposure latitude for...

I remember reading that the exposure latitude for tri-x is enough that a one-stop difference can be treated as ISO 400. You only need to start pushing it once you get past 800. So maybe the 7.5...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-01-2016
Replies: 43
Views: 3,176
Posted By yossarian123
My experience with Tri-X has been to use the same...

My experience with Tri-X has been to use the same dev time as 400. Seems to work fine for me.
Forum: RFF News 01-01-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 3,143
Posted By yossarian123
And someone should mention to him that even...

And someone should mention to him that even though the Clarity slider can go all the way to +100, doesn't necessarily mean that it should.
Forum: RFF News 01-01-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 3,143
Posted By yossarian123
That article was mostly hilarious. "We all know...

That article was mostly hilarious.
"We all know Sony makes better cameras".
"No one in his or her right mind is going to buy a Leica digital camera (with a lifespan of about 5 years)"

The...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 12-25-2015
Replies: 60
Views: 6,132
Posted By yossarian123
I'm not sure about the reasons but digital rot...

I'm not sure about the reasons but digital rot for all digital Leica bodies seems to have accelerated. I bought my MM last year and paid $7k from Tamarkin. I've recently seen them sell used for...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 11-17-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 2,509
Posted By yossarian123
Yikes. I have about 30 boxes I'll need to get...

Yikes. I have about 30 boxes I'll need to get through.

I wonder what it looks like once it's past the 2 year window though - useable?
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 11-15-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 4,998
Posted By yossarian123
A couple of considerations: - image quality on...

A couple of considerations:
- image quality on the MM is totally unique. If you're used to shooting film you'll probably really like it compared to other digital sensors. In fact, I'm starting to...
Forum: RFF News 11-12-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 4,949
Posted By yossarian123
this is a nice and subtle improvement over the...

this is a nice and subtle improvement over the other hex cell skin.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-11-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 6,190
Posted By yossarian123
Sharp lens, tons of contrast if that's your kind...

Sharp lens, tons of contrast if that's your kind of thing. I love the size but kind of wish I hadn't sold my V3 pre-asph elmarit.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 11-02-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 3,399
Posted By yossarian123
Nose grease, huh? That's not a bad idea - it's a...

Nose grease, huh? That's not a bad idea - it's a good thing I'm never selling my MM otherwise I'd have to disclose that ☺️
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-07-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,497
Posted By yossarian123
It oozes quality - has a nice heft and I love the...

It oozes quality - has a nice heft and I love the lens diagram stamped on the top plate.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-07-2015
Replies: 47
Views: 4,587
Posted By yossarian123
You haven't joined the club until we see a selfie...

You haven't joined the club until we see a selfie in front of a mirror.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-07-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,497
Posted By yossarian123
I just found one of these at goodwill for $5. The...

I just found one of these at goodwill for $5. The only issue so far is a really dusty viewfinder. Has anyone popped the top on a walz 35 to clean the VF?
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-03-2015
Replies: 1,345
Views: 396,734
Posted By yossarian123
Some people are happy with it on a monochrom - I...

Some people are happy with it on a monochrom - I haven't had much luck. Smeared corners and loads of vignetting - I couldn't figure out the right mojo to apply in lightroom/photoshop.
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 06-10-2015
Replies: 222
Views: 21,066
Posted By yossarian123
First Leica thread ever that hasn't devolved into...

First Leica thread ever that hasn't devolved into a hater thread? Leica really has hit a home run here!
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-22-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 2,463
Posted By yossarian123
Gaffers tape works well for me - it took a few...

Gaffers tape works well for me - it took a few mishaps before I realized that you really need the tape strip to be long enough so that it grips one side of the film, goes around the spool, then grips...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-23-2015
Replies: 2,119
Views: 392,883
Posted By yossarian123
Yes, this is a huge selling point for me. Makes...

Yes, this is a huge selling point for me. Makes storage and printing that much easier. My wet prints from XX have been very good as well, although I can't really complain about scanning and grain...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 03-19-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,936
Posted By yossarian123
First roll was scanned yesterday - it's an...

First roll was scanned yesterday - it's an uncoated lens but still a real cracker. The VF is a bit squinty and that didn't help my focus accuracy. But yeah, it's definitely a keeper.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 03-19-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,936
Posted By yossarian123
is there a way to get 12 exposures from a Zeiss Super Ikonta B 532/16?

I just picked up a 532/16 on ebay for a good price - seems to be working OK except for stiff focusing. The big downside for me is film economy - losing that 12th frame really bugs me. I'm not...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-13-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 6,362
Posted By yossarian123
Oh, that must have been from the ill-advised...

Oh, that must have been from the ill-advised Rolleiflex Bikini Brief line in the mid-70s.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-26-2015
Replies: 254
Views: 16,122
Posted By yossarian123
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5549/14139241520_6e...

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5549/14139241520_6e0cb2b6c1_b.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/thelozanofam/14139241520/)
L9998970.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/thelozanofam/14139241520/) by...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-24-2015
Replies: 225
Views: 22,458
Posted By yossarian123
Ha! Well played.

Ha! Well played.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-24-2015
Replies: 225
Views: 22,458
Posted By yossarian123
This isn't new at...

This isn't new at all:

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leica_M6#Leica_M6_special_editions

Why does the latest special edition always cause such distress?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-13-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 5,579
Posted By yossarian123
This list pretty much sums it up.

This list pretty much sums it up.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-06-2015
Replies: 44
Views: 5,649
Posted By yossarian123
http://www.getdpi.com/forum/leica/42177-leitz-a36-...

http://www.getdpi.com/forum/leica/42177-leitz-a36-filter-adapter-possibilities.html

The above link has a couple of hacks, but if you don't want to go that route than finding cheap ways to use...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-29-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 1,223
Posted By yossarian123
I use the 3.5F version - no problems to speak of....

I use the 3.5F version - no problems to speak of. I also bought the replica lens shade.
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 01-22-2015
Replies: 61
Views: 16,324
Posted By yossarian123
Vince - the Zeiss takes a 46mm filter. Besides...

Vince - the Zeiss takes a 46mm filter. Besides that - maybe my all time favorite 50 (I haven't shot with the 'lux). Just loads and loads of character.
Forum: DIYS Modifications 01-22-2015
Replies: 67
Views: 12,029
Posted By yossarian123
I've only had one experience with his shop -...

I've only had one experience with his shop - griptac for an M5. That was a few years ago, I didn't have any problems. It shipped quickly - I must have gotten lucky. I never actually applied the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-22-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 746
Posted By yossarian123
How much does Sherry charge for a VF upgrade? ...

How much does Sherry charge for a VF upgrade?

http://leica.nemeng.com/020b.shtml

quoting from the link above, "According to Gerry Smith at Kindermann (Canada) & Leica NJ, the upgrade does not...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-22-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 746
Posted By yossarian123
DIYS M7 anti-flare "upgrade"

http://www.samlozanophotography.com/photos/i-ZxJLJQ4/0/X2/i-ZxJLJQ4-X2.jpg

That's a drop of liquid electrical tape applied with a toothpick. It seems to be holding up pretty well, I guess time will...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-21-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 2,368
Posted By yossarian123
After posting this thread I continued practicing...

After posting this thread I continued practicing and practicing. It's pretty straightforward now, but as you say it's not any easier than the reels I was using before.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-21-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1,455
Posted By yossarian123
I have a IIIF from KEH. The rangefinder is pretty...

I have a IIIF from KEH. The rangefinder is pretty much unusable - the 2nd image isn't visible at all. They claim there are no parts so they will NOT repair these under warranty. Which is BS because...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-20-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 1,353
Posted By yossarian123
A quick google search didn't turn up any links to...

A quick google search didn't turn up any links to the template (as seen in a photo in the original link). My daughter would *love* to decorate one of these.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-20-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 1,353
Posted By yossarian123
Don't send it back if your paper Leica starts to...

Don't send it back if your paper Leica starts to disintegrate in high humidity. And definitely don't wet clean it.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 01-14-2015
Replies: 5,437
Views: 821,532
Posted By yossarian123
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7564/15455569163_28...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7564/15455569163_28772097af_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pxKQfp)
L1001098.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pxKQfp) by SL_Photos (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 01-10-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 1,100
Posted By yossarian123
I have an extra kit (583A but it should be...

I have an extra kit (583A but it should be perfectly compatible as long as you have a model with the combined VF/RF).

Sending you a PM.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-09-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 959
Posted By yossarian123
The Hasselblad Stellar is marked down by $2300 -...

The Hasselblad Stellar is marked down by $2300 - get it while it's hot! :p
Forum: Nikon RF 01-08-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 705
Posted By yossarian123
I'll have to check that. Is there a way to tell...

I'll have to check that. Is there a way to tell if the lens isn't mounted?
Forum: Nikon RF 01-08-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 705
Posted By yossarian123
front focus using Amedeo adapter & 35mm f/2.5?

Hi everyone, I received my LTM - Nikon S adapter from Amedeo yesterday. I must say that it's a beautiful piece of equipment. I immediately took my M mount adapter and put in on the Monochrom. It...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-08-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,191
Posted By yossarian123
thanks for the help everyone. The eyepiece is...

thanks for the help everyone. The eyepiece is indeed plastic.
Forum: Digital Compacts 01-06-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 3,347
Posted By yossarian123
That is easily the hairiest person I've ever...

That is easily the hairiest person I've ever seen. Are you sure that wasn't a sea otter wearing a baseball cap?
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 12-28-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 24,966
Posted By yossarian123
My M9 has had the sensor replaced - monochrom is...

My M9 has had the sensor replaced - monochrom is going strong. I used to wet clean the M9 - have yet to touch the MM sensor. I just use rocket blowers on both
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-25-2014
Replies: 55
Views: 7,343
Posted By yossarian123
Totally agree with this. I removed the battery...

Totally agree with this. I removed the battery in my MP because of this - I shoot exclusively with XX rated at 320, one film makes metering in your head that much faster. I pretty much memorized...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-19-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 2,620
Posted By yossarian123
Make sure the lens isn't a jupiter-8, 21/super...

Make sure the lens isn't a jupiter-8, 21/super angulon, collapsed elmar or any other lens where a protruding back element can smash the metering arm. If using a lens doesn't cause it to work, I was...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-19-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 2,934
Posted By yossarian123
I sold the D700 and never looked back. My Nikon...

I sold the D700 and never looked back. My Nikon glass is used exclusively with an F3 these days.
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 12-17-2014
Replies: 64
Views: 10,036
Posted By yossarian123
OK. Book depository it is, I just placed my...

OK. Book depository it is, I just placed my order. I'll cancel my amazon pre-order as soon as it ships.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-17-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 2,233
Posted By yossarian123
Yeah, I have one of these as well. Funny - I...

Yeah, I have one of these as well. Funny - I paid so much for it that I sometimes hesitate to even use it. I also have the cheap chinese hoods, what I don't like is how they screw into the filter...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-12-2014
Replies: 75
Views: 5,996
Posted By yossarian123
ac·ces·so·ry əkˈses(ə)rē/ noun 1. a thing that...

ac·ces·so·ry
əkˈses(ə)rē/
noun
1.
a thing that can be added to something else in order to make it more useful, versatile, or attractive.

Using the above definition, I added a lens to my cart hoping...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-12-2014
Replies: 75
Views: 5,996
Posted By yossarian123
Yes, I feel that the KEH emails have been coming...

Yes, I feel that the KEH emails have been coming more frequently once they switched to the new website. Some of the deals I've seen - there's no freaking way a gear junkie like myself can resist.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-12-2014
Replies: 75
Views: 5,996
Posted By yossarian123
sweet. SBOOI = $80. FISON = $40.

sweet. SBOOI = $80. FISON = $40.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-09-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 1,191
Posted By yossarian123
That's interesting, my last ltm was a iiic and it...

That's interesting, my last ltm was a iiic and it definitely had a metal eyepiece. I just assumed that all models would be the same. It sure looks metal though- is there an easy way to check?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-09-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 1,191
Posted By yossarian123
any protection options for eyeglass wearers?

I recently jumped back into the screwmount world (IIIF RD) courtesy of KEH and their 15% off sale.

I wear eyeglasses and I'm pretty sure I'm going to scratch the hell out of my lenses peering...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-08-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 30,229
Posted By yossarian123
Please update this thread when you test it out. I...

Please update this thread when you test it out. I don't want to / can't remove the body and I'd like to see if this approach works.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-08-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 30,229
Posted By yossarian123
Can this be used to test a IIIF? I remember...

Can this be used to test a IIIF? I remember reading that the waveform for a focal plane shutter was harder to measure than a leaf shutter.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 12-07-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 6,702
Posted By yossarian123
Looks interesting - the price is around $260 here...

Looks interesting - the price is around $260 here which is a bit more than I'd want to spend if it was only going to be used on a Leica.

If you're shooting u43 and Leica the FL600r is a good...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-02-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 5,125
Posted By yossarian123
To follow up on this - don't worry too much about...

To follow up on this - don't worry too much about the 2 week window on returns. Shoot a roll a film (or two) and if things aren't working then send it back to them for a refund or use their in-house...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 11-29-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,683
Posted By yossarian123
And the panny 14mm is a very good lens and cheap.

And the panny 14mm is a very good lens and cheap.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 11-29-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,683
Posted By yossarian123
The 14mm lenses for SLRs are huge and would be...

The 14mm lenses for SLRs are huge and would be kind of awkward on a pen. The olympus 12mm is smaller than the rokinon 12mm and has near instantaneous AF. It's also extremely sharp. My vote would be...
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 11-25-2014
Replies: 505
Views: 91,885
Posted By yossarian123
Could it be the thought of bricking something...

Could it be the thought of bricking something with the stratospheric price tag of an M9? :p

Back when I first bought my M9 (before I knew that the digital M bodies were as fragile as sparrows...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-24-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 778
Posted By yossarian123
Is there anyplace in the US that does this? The...

Is there anyplace in the US that does this? The biggest drawbacks for me are long wait times and the necessity of sending it overseas (which adds to the already substantial costs).
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-24-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 2,789
Posted By yossarian123
Aesthetically, it's not that great. It's kind of...

Aesthetically, it's not that great. It's kind of like a multi nippled brown monster.

I recently bought an MP with grip tac. It was fine in terms of grip, but I found the rubbery look clashed with...
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 11-24-2014
Replies: 505
Views: 91,885
Posted By yossarian123
Thanks, so it still sounds like this could be a...

Thanks, so it still sounds like this could be a real policy by Leica and it just hasn't filtered it's way down through the bureaucracy yet.

I did a little bit of internet research - I believe JJ...
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 11-24-2014
Replies: 505
Views: 91,885
Posted By yossarian123
There's been 3 pages of reaction here (and an...

There's been 3 pages of reaction here (and an equal amount on LUF) - has anyone called Leica themselves to get a confirmation? I'm sure their repair dept would know by now if there's been a change...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 11-23-2014
Replies: 5,437
Views: 821,532
Posted By yossarian123
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7578/15860932881_81...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7578/15860932881_8133b7950c_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/qazqL2)Christkindlmarket (https://flic.kr/p/qazqL2) by SL_Photos (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 11-23-2014
Replies: 5,437
Views: 821,532
Posted By yossarian123
Hey - it's Ernie! --^

Hey - it's Ernie! --^
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-13-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 1,568
Posted By yossarian123
1. $1200-1300 2. $800-900

1. $1200-1300
2. $800-900
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-10-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 2,260
Posted By yossarian123
I have a hard time letting go of good quality...

I have a hard time letting go of good quality glass. It's been burned into my brain not to sell glass otherwise you'll end up buying the same lens again at a higher price. So I have duplicates,...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 11-09-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 2,004
Posted By yossarian123
Mark Hama CLA'd mine about a year ago. He did a...

Mark Hama CLA'd mine about a year ago. He did a nice job.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 11-05-2014
Replies: 49
Views: 6,631
Posted By yossarian123
The Rollei has worked flawlessly ever since it...

The Rollei has worked flawlessly ever since it was returned. The biggest problem is making sure I only buy one Rollei.

The street portrait on my flickr stream was taken with a Rolleinar 1. They're...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-01-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 6,966
Posted By yossarian123
Press it with your thumb and gently twist...

Press it with your thumb and gently twist (rotate) back and forth. Eventually the heat from your finger plus the motion will set the old logo free. Don't try to use any metal tools as you'll just end...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-01-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 1,025
Posted By yossarian123
Try APS Camera, they're an authorized Nikon...

Try APS Camera, they're an authorized Nikon repair center. I've used them several times and their work was always top notch.

http://www.nikoncamerarepair.com/
(http://www.nikoncamerarepair.com/)
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-30-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 1,119
Posted By yossarian123
I had mine replaced 5 months ago and have stuck...

I had mine replaced 5 months ago and have stuck with a very rigid schedule of blowing dust from the sensor every week. So far I haven't had to clean it.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-30-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 3,239
Posted By yossarian123
I'm thinking about sending mine back to Ricoh to...

I'm thinking about sending mine back to Ricoh to get the sensor cleaned and fix a sticky shutter button. When I went to Ricoh's website it directed me to Precision Repair as the authorized Ricoh...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-25-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,541
Posted By yossarian123
How old is the serial number? If it's newer than...

How old is the serial number? If it's newer than there's a good chance you might not need anything other than the vertical. Youxin had never charged me for unneeded services.
He currently has my mp-...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-24-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 2,394
Posted By yossarian123
the canon 50 / 1.8 is also pretty tiny.

the canon 50 / 1.8 is also pretty tiny.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 10-23-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 1,103
Posted By yossarian123
Isn't that what the anti halation layer is...

Isn't that what the anti halation layer is supposed to prevent? Or are you working with a special film type [edit, just saw that you are using standard films]
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-22-2014
Replies: 55
Views: 5,219
Posted By yossarian123
Even if it does happen to separate, Youxin...

Even if it does happen to separate, Youxin recements them - he did mine for $150.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-22-2014
Replies: 55
Views: 5,219
Posted By yossarian123
I'd keep the m3 m4p and the m7. But that's just...

I'd keep the m3 m4p and the m7. But that's just me. What are your own personal thoughts on the matter - surely you have 3 favorites?
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-19-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 4,782
Posted By yossarian123
Current: 1. Monochrom. Without a doubt the...

Current:

1. Monochrom. Without a doubt the finest images I've ever seen come from a camera. Yes, I know it's not the camera.
2. OMD E-M1 - amazing camera, amazing Olympus and Panasonic glass....
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 10-12-2014
Replies: 5,437
Views: 821,532
Posted By yossarian123
Ha! Daley center?

Ha! Daley center?
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 10-12-2014
Replies: 5,437
Views: 821,532
Posted By yossarian123
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3947/15304660059_98...

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3947/15304660059_9841ae670a_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pjqoei)
. (https://flic.kr/p/pjqoei) by SL_Photos (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-08-2014
Replies: 37
Views: 3,552
Posted By yossarian123
It's still pretty terrible, which is a good thing...

It's still pretty terrible, which is a good thing since I don't spend as much money there anymore. For example, try:
https://www.keh.com/search/list?s=Canon+rangefinder+lens

771 results. Next,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-29-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,305
Posted By yossarian123
Francisco, any metal tank will do. For the reels,...

Francisco, any metal tank will do. For the reels, i only recommend Hewes - they're the best I've ever used and there have been 0 misloading accidents since I've been using them.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-28-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 2,332
Posted By yossarian123
I usually don't forget. It's either Double-X,...

I usually don't forget. It's either Double-X, Double-X, or Double-X.
Forum: Digital Compacts 09-15-2014
Replies: 35
Views: 6,321
Posted By yossarian123
That's what I've heard - different software. I...

That's what I've heard - different software. I assume that means less aggressive noise reduction in jpgs (Leica seems to consistently value resolution over noise).

Other than that, I'm ashamed to...
Forum: Digital Compacts 09-15-2014
Replies: 35
Views: 6,321
Posted By yossarian123
Finally a true digilux 2 replacement. I'm going...

Finally a true digilux 2 replacement. I'm going to wait until Leica announces theirs, then probably pre order it.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-10-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 709
Posted By yossarian123
I take it you don't want to attach it via both...

I take it you don't want to attach it via both lugs like a normal strap?

If you're worried about a single point of failure you could buy two connectors - a split ring for the lug and a tripod...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 09-02-2014
Replies: 5,437
Views: 821,532
Posted By yossarian123
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3913/14925172207_d0...

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3913/14925172207_d09b5011e7_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/oJTpHi) by SL_Photos (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-01-2014
Replies: 52
Views: 9,044
Posted By yossarian123
The first things I can think of: 1. Try another...

The first things I can think of:
1. Try another battery (is there a dealer in the area that you could walk in and quickly use their battery?). The M9 seems to be particularly wonky when dealing...
Forum: Digital Compacts 08-27-2014
Replies: 1,198
Views: 245,306
Posted By yossarian123
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3867/14851160598_d3...

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3867/14851160598_d34eac554f_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/oCm5D5)
we interrupt this forced smile (https://flic.kr/p/oCm5D5) by SL_Photos...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 08-27-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 3,457
Posted By yossarian123
So the Ricoh GR is off your list? (no zoom, no VF...

So the Ricoh GR is off your list? (no zoom, no VF - unless you have a spare 28mm VF lying around).

I've had mine for a couple of weeks and absolutely adore it. I actually left my rangefinders at...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-27-2014
Replies: 48
Views: 6,360
Posted By yossarian123
Well, this thread IS about his work as a Leica...

Well, this thread IS about his work as a Leica tech. So I'm not sure why his less than ideal experience on a repair job is considered out of bounds.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-19-2014
Replies: 52
Views: 4,976
Posted By yossarian123
Great film - too bad C41 development costs shot...

Great film - too bad C41 development costs shot up so high that I don't really want to shoot my remaining rolls.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-19-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,469
Posted By yossarian123
I think that's last years pricing. The current...

I think that's last years pricing. The current price plus shipping is now about $250. I actually prefer the tonality of XX too, I like to keep Tri-X around for when I need some flexibility pushing....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-19-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,469
Posted By yossarian123
I can eke out 20 rolls per 100ft reel, which...

I can eke out 20 rolls per 100ft reel, which comes out to $3.50/roll. Adorama and B&H both have the same 100ft roll for $100, and their single roll price is $4.99.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-19-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,469
Posted By yossarian123
pretty good deal on bulk Tri-x [amazon]

Get it while it's hot, I just bought a pack last night - if I didn't have 600' of XX stocked up I would have bought 3-4. It's about as cheap as I've seen Tri-X in some...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 08-18-2014
Replies: 5,437
Views: 821,532
Posted By yossarian123
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5580/14961355461_29...

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5580/14961355461_29267389df_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/oN5RJv)
pilsen - slow and low 2014 (https://flic.kr/p/oN5RJv) by SL_Photos...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-14-2014
Replies: 108
Views: 10,518
Posted By yossarian123
One other bug - $3.95 shipping for small items...

One other bug - $3.95 shipping for small items under $100 doesn't show as an option using the new site. I bought a couple of filters and had to use the classic site to see cheaper shipping options.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-13-2014
Replies: 86
Views: 16,370
Posted By yossarian123
I've seen this thread and I really really want to...

I've seen this thread and I really really want to love this film. But I just can't get it to behave for me. No matter what developer I use I get grain that's just not pleasing to my eye. I've...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-05-2014
Replies: 200
Views: 22,562
Posted By yossarian123
It was a warranty repair. I only had it for about...

It was a warranty repair. I only had it for about a week so I had the option of a return or a trip to the shop.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-05-2014
Replies: 200
Views: 22,562
Posted By yossarian123
I just had an interesting experience with KEH. I...

I just had an interesting experience with KEH. I bought a BGN M5 (I first bought an UG, returned b/c it was too UG even for me) and the meter was DOA. I sent it back to their repair department and...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-03-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 3,657
Posted By yossarian123
Yeah, check your lens. I've seen problems with...

Yeah, check your lens. I've seen problems with non-Leica lenses and cheap LTM adapters.
Forum: Travel 07-30-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 3,475
Posted By yossarian123
Quick CC tip: don't take the asking price as...

Quick CC tip: don't take the asking price as gospel. Make a counteroffer.
Forum: Travel 07-28-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 3,475
Posted By yossarian123
Where's the shop at? If it's open to the public,...

Where's the shop at? If it's open to the public, I'd like to stop by some time when I'm prowling around the loop.
Forum: Travel 07-28-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 3,475
Posted By yossarian123
Central Camera. The pickings are slim.

Central Camera. The pickings are slim.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 07-26-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 1,961
Posted By yossarian123
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4ym62VEk5kCUFBLR...

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4ym62VEk5kCUFBLRXNoNGlNcU0/edit?usp=sharing

For anyone interested, I'm sharing a link to the PDF for the instruction manual (English).
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-22-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 2,513
Posted By yossarian123
Lenses seem to be part of the cycle. The bodies...

Lenses seem to be part of the cycle. The bodies are inexorably declining, I'd say that it's permanent.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 07-13-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 1,451
Posted By yossarian123
Yeah, I think it's common. I bought a used...

Yeah, I think it's common. I bought a used billingham that was in the exact same condition. And I've read about other people with the same experience.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-12-2014
Replies: 108
Views: 10,518
Posted By yossarian123
Feedback link: https://www.keh.com/page/contact

Feedback link:

https://www.keh.com/page/contact
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 07-12-2014
Replies: 82
Views: 10,508
Posted By yossarian123
The sensor on mine was replaced a couple of...

The sensor on mine was replaced a couple of months ago (right before I was ready to sell it, then had sellers remorse). I have no idea if the replacement sensors are prone to the same failures as...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 07-12-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 2,481
Posted By yossarian123
Very nice, I like the way you process your color...

Very nice, I like the way you process your color shots.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-12-2014
Replies: 108
Views: 10,518
Posted By yossarian123
Totally agree here. If I'm complaining about...

Totally agree here. If I'm complaining about using KEH's website then they have major problems (I'm a diehard KEH buyer). Actually, their new website may be the best thing that's happened to my...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 07-12-2014
Replies: 82
Views: 10,508
Posted By yossarian123
Getting an M9 and having enough left over for a...

Getting an M9 and having enough left over for a really good ASPH lens (or an M9 plus a trip to Europe) would be really tempting. If you can live with shooting at a max of ISO 1600 (and being very...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-12-2014
Replies: 200
Views: 22,562
Posted By yossarian123
I should follow my own advice then! :D Sometimes...

I should follow my own advice then! :D Sometimes impatience gets the better of me - I have a monochrom that's itching to pair up with the 'cron...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-10-2014
Replies: 108
Views: 10,518
Posted By yossarian123
Yeah, the problem with the new KEH site is that...

Yeah, the problem with the new KEH site is that the initial search is so terrible. I posted earlier that I had something like 1800 hits for a simple 85mm nikon search and a lot of the results were...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-09-2014
Replies: 108
Views: 10,518
Posted By yossarian123
http://classic.keh.com I just tried searching...

http://classic.keh.com

I just tried searching for "Nikon 85mm 1.8" -> 1913 results. Winnowing that down by subcategory to just Nikon and prime lenses left me with 187 results. Of which the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-09-2014
Replies: 108
Views: 10,518
Posted By yossarian123
It's very very bad. A monumental failure that...

It's very very bad. A monumental failure that probably won't last once KEH sees their web traffic drop off.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-09-2014
Replies: 200
Views: 22,562
Posted By yossarian123
I'm actually having my first troublesome...

I'm actually having my first troublesome experience with Don right now. He's had my 50 summicron for 3 1/2 months now (end of March). I've been sending emails over the last couple of weeks with no...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 07-02-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 1,303
Posted By yossarian123
a - I have a V35 with the B&W head, I'm using a...

a - I have a V35 with the B&W head, I'm using a set of 3" Ilford multigrade filters that clamp onto the lens and hang underneath in the light path. They should be plentiful on ebay, no need to pay...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-20-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,848
Posted By yossarian123
I don't know about the solution you proposed, but...

I don't know about the solution you proposed, but I'd certainly pay a small premium if Leica could figure out how to implement ultrasonic sensor cleaning. I'm guessing the reason they haven't done...
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 06-17-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 8,682
Posted By yossarian123
Agreed. $2450 and I'd be filing a claim the next...

Agreed. $2450 and I'd be filing a claim the next day.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-13-2014
Replies: 61
Views: 3,994
Posted By yossarian123
Better yet, just find a working Nikon action...

Better yet, just find a working Nikon action touch AF (the underwater camera). The lens is nice and you can beat the hell out of it and not worry. I think I paid $10 for mine.
Forum: DIYS Modifications 06-12-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 4,762
Posted By yossarian123
Great - I just picked up a chrome nokton and was...

Great - I just picked up a chrome nokton and was thinking about selling my black one. This thread has me reconsidering that strategy.

My black nokton had to be repaired as well - the front half...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 06-08-2014
Replies: 5,437
Views: 821,532
Posted By yossarian123
https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2902/14193060797_e0...

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2902/14193060797_e084ac07d0_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/nCc9uM) by SL_Photos (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-08-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,695
Posted By yossarian123
It came back last Friday and I just finished...

It came back last Friday and I just finished running a roll of Double X through it. The viewfinder looks nice and crisp and Youxin even fixed a small issue with the shutter brake - free of charge. ...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-05-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 4,169
Posted By yossarian123
Selling the Rolleiflex? Oh noes! Obviously, I...

Selling the Rolleiflex? Oh noes! Obviously, I can't read your mind but it seems like the Rollei would be perfect for portraits and personal projects.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-04-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 1,836
Posted By yossarian123
I've heard it mentioned that the lugs on the...

I've heard it mentioned that the lugs on the camera are the weak points. Or that they weren't designed to handle the additional stress from a single attachment point. The Gordy straps themselves...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-04-2014
Replies: 43
Views: 2,890
Posted By yossarian123
For the prices you've quoted, Tamarkin Camera has...

For the prices you've quoted, Tamarkin Camera has an M2 and a 50mm DR summicron. It's actually less than your quoted prices. And with his customer service you don't have to worry about getting a...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-04-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 1,836
Posted By yossarian123
Sling strap (gordy's or other)...how safe on a strap lug?

I'm thinking about ordering a sling strap from Gordy - I previously used Black Rapid straps on my DSLRs. That is, until I discovered that the tripod attachment tends to work its way loose (causing...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-04-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 674
Posted By yossarian123
The zhou case isn't bad - if you've used a half...

The zhou case isn't bad - if you've used a half case for any other M body it's pretty much the same. The fit is fine and you'll have to remove the case to change film but that's standard for any...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 06-03-2014
Replies: 5,437
Views: 821,532
Posted By yossarian123
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5549/14139241520_6e...

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5549/14139241520_6e0cb2b6c1_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/nxriUd)L9998970.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/nxriUd) by SL_Photos (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-03-2014
Replies: 200
Views: 22,562
Posted By yossarian123
I haven't had any problems with DAG. If I need...

I haven't had any problems with DAG. If I need something back in a hurry I just write it down in the enclosed note. Then I'll call him later that week to verbally confirm. No problems with...
Forum: Nikon RF 05-31-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 1,185
Posted By yossarian123
I use an old black film canister (clipped to make...

I use an old black film canister (clipped to make it shorter) for a rear "cap" on my 50 1.4. The diameter of the canister fits perfectly over the rear glass, it doesn't cover the entire back of the...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 05-30-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 2,444
Posted By yossarian123
At the end of the day, a camera either goes in...

At the end of the day, a camera either goes in your bag or stays home - and that decision is determined by a gradual accretion of small details that some people may not even consciously notice. I...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 05-27-2014
Replies: 5,437
Views: 821,532
Posted By yossarian123
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5117/14283461051_73...

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5117/14283461051_73059783a9_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/nLbtkR)
L9998781.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/nLbtkR) by SL_Photos (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 05-27-2014
Replies: 5,437
Views: 821,532
Posted By yossarian123
35mm summicron...

35mm summicron v2:

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2914/14276228391_e31fbabfdc_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/nKxpjP)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/nKxpjP) by SL_Photos...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 05-22-2014
Replies: 5,437
Views: 821,532
Posted By yossarian123
https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2896/14179164822_04...

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2896/14179164822_04ce3468e4_b.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/thelozanofam/14179164822/)
L1066178.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/thelozanofam/14179164822/) by...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-20-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,695
Posted By yossarian123
You all convinced me. I'm sending it off today.

You all convinced me. I'm sending it off today.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-19-2014
Replies: 262
Views: 40,197
Posted By yossarian123
I don't really do selfies, but I saw where the...

I don't really do selfies, but I saw where the sun was at and figured this was a good opportunity:

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5591/14194915946_7f49d26399_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/nCmDY7)Selfie....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-19-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,695
Posted By yossarian123
Yeah, I contacted him and he does offer the...

Yeah, I contacted him and he does offer the service at a very competitive price. I'm wondering if anyone has actually used that service and if so, does it improve the overall brightness/clarity of...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-19-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,695
Posted By yossarian123
It looks similar to the one shown...

It looks similar to the one shown here:

https://www.flickr.com/groups/leica_m_users/discuss/72157613373588566/

Except mine is worse, it covers more area in the viewfinder than the one above.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-19-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,695
Posted By yossarian123
Has anyone had their M3 prism recemented by Youxin?

My DS M3 has separation in the front prism. It has slowly gotten worse over time and I'm finally starting to think about getting it fixed. I'm not entirely sure, but I suspect this is why my M3 VF...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-13-2014
Replies: 2,119
Views: 392,883
Posted By yossarian123
You have to call Kodak directly and order it.

You have to call Kodak directly and order it.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 05-11-2014
Replies: 5,437
Views: 821,532
Posted By yossarian123
https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2928/13969847417_77...

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2928/13969847417_775cc99f28_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/nht7We)L1065994.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/nht7We) by SL_Photos (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-05-2014
Replies: 48
Views: 8,418
Posted By yossarian123
I posted this in the Double-X thread but the...

I posted this in the Double-X thread but the prices for XX went up about 25% since January.

I think an 80% increase in Tri-X price me out of that film stock for good. Or make it so that Tri-X was...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-02-2014
Replies: 53
Views: 4,992
Posted By yossarian123
If we all had M9s then we'd be arguing over...

If we all had M9s then we'd be arguing over straps.
Forum: RFF Polls 05-01-2014
Replies: 47
Views: 4,458
Posted By yossarian123
Here here. My m7 sees more use due to sheer...

Here here. My m7 sees more use due to sheer convenience but nothing is as refined as an M4.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-28-2014
Replies: 2,119
Views: 392,883
Posted By yossarian123
Not sure if this has been communicated before but...

Not sure if this has been communicated before but it looks like prices jumped 25% on XX this year. I paid $200 for 400ft in October 2013. My order for the same last week was $250.

It's still a good...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 04-26-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 2,609
Posted By yossarian123
Mine was $30 at a local salvation army. Then I...

Mine was $30 at a local salvation army. Then I turned around and spent $140 on a Mark Hama CLA. So $150 to $200 sounds about right.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-21-2014
Replies: 2,119
Views: 392,883
Posted By yossarian123
This looks very nice for 1600 - what did you...

This looks very nice for 1600 - what did you develop in?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-21-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 2,628
Posted By yossarian123
The last two pictures lead me to believe that...

The last two pictures lead me to believe that it's not using the standard quick load "petal". It's hard to see in the last pic but it looks like an M3 style spool.

I'm doing a little research on...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 04-21-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 10,550
Posted By yossarian123
Do you know if the 21/3.4 and zeiss 21/4.5 have...

Do you know if the 21/3.4 and zeiss 21/4.5 have similar distances from rear element to sensor? I tried the flat field plug in with the SA and wasn't very happy with it - the corners were mushy at...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-21-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 2,628
Posted By yossarian123
M4 MOT Navy - what are the differences?

Are these cameras good users or are they just for collectors? Documentation on these is pretty scarce, the head bartender has an article on it - it mentions a different take up spool without...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-15-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 4,097
Posted By yossarian123
If you're buying it be used, then I'd go for an...

If you're buying it be used, then I'd go for an M7. In the long (long) run, then the M4 is probably a safer bet since parts should always be available. Who knows how long the electronics in the M7...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 04-12-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 4,124
Posted By yossarian123
If weight is an issue then fuji isn't going to...

If weight is an issue then fuji isn't going to gain you that much over a regular DSLR. The bodies themselves may be lighter but the optics required to cover an APS C sensor increase the weight until...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-31-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 2,414
Posted By yossarian123
Hopefully this is closer to $75. I talked to DAG...

Hopefully this is closer to $75. I talked to DAG today and he thought he could bend it back into shape for $80. I'll drop it in the mail tomorrow.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-30-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 2,414
Posted By yossarian123
What's great is that I had just finished sending...

What's great is that I had just finished sending paypal funds over to DAG 5 minutes before I dropped the 50. Time to budget for another repair.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-30-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 2,414
Posted By yossarian123
Awesome, thanks for the tip! Just curious, how...

Awesome, thanks for the tip! Just curious, how long was your lens out for repair?
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-30-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 2,414
Posted By yossarian123
Oh yeah, it's definitely going somewhere. I...

Oh yeah, it's definitely going somewhere. I expect it won't be cheap either.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-30-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 2,414
Posted By yossarian123
Dropped summicron, reassure me.

Well it was a pretty dumb mistake but my v4 50mm cron took a 3 ft fall onto a concrete floor. Good news is that the aperture blades seem fine and the glass is intact. The only problem is the focus is...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-22-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 2,103
Posted By yossarian123
If you don't want the cap to go in the lens...

If you don't want the cap to go in the lens itself, a 52mm filter fits on the outside of the shade.
Forum: RFF Polls 03-22-2014
Replies: 59
Views: 9,648
Posted By yossarian123
The summaron has a look that can't be duplicated...

The summaron has a look that can't be duplicated on the other 2 lenses. This can be your everyday lens, because it's also an extremely sharp lens. When you need the speed (which in my case is...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-13-2014
Replies: 88
Views: 9,359
Posted By yossarian123
I'm kind of bummed there won't be a fire sale.

I'm kind of bummed there won't be a fire sale.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 02-19-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 1,344
Posted By yossarian123
I don't want to stoke your GAS, but adorama has...

I don't want to stoke your GAS, but adorama has them in stock.

But $300 more for the black? Reminds me of the SE X100.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 02-19-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 1,344
Posted By yossarian123
great deals at the olympus outlet store

These are really great deals on refurbished lenses. What really sucks is that both of these were out of stock yesterday when there was a 20% Presidents Day coupon. And today they're magically back...
Forum: Nikon RF 02-15-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,180
Posted By yossarian123
Totally agree with this. I made that mistake a...

Totally agree with this. I made that mistake a couple of times. All of my stuff goes through Don now.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 02-15-2014
Replies: 1
Views: 729
Posted By yossarian123
I have a copy. PM me.

I have a copy. PM me.
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 02-07-2014
Replies: 1
Views: 1,583
Posted By yossarian123
shutter speed indicator - what speed should the red mark land on?

I recently bought an UG CL from KEH - I sent it to their repair shop after noticing the slow speeds seemed off a bit. Now that I have it back, I'm noticing something else (that probably escaped my...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 02-05-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 5,748
Posted By yossarian123
I've had no problems with shooting kids...

I've had no problems with shooting kids basketball games indoors. The only caveat is to use single AF and don't even think about continuous AF. I can shoot the 45/1.8 at ISO 400 and still have...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 02-04-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 1,617
Posted By yossarian123
Yeah, its looking pretty good so far. My preorder...

Yeah, its looking pretty good so far. My preorder is already in, I haven't heard a shipping date yet.

That pancake zoom looks TINY.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-01-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 3,503
Posted By yossarian123
Don't sweat it. My last repair in August took a...

Don't sweat it. My last repair in August took a couple of months. I called him after a month to touch base. Contacting him by phone works best.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 01-31-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 1,617
Posted By yossarian123
oddly excited about the Olympus 9mm lens body cap

The 15mm lens cap is kind of addicting - image quality isn't horrible and it cost me $35. When I heard the E-M10 & 25/1.8 announcements, the 9mm was pretty much the most interesting part for me. an...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-31-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 3,315
Posted By yossarian123
Really? I missed this!! I would have totally...

Really? I missed this!! I would have totally bought it in a heartbeat
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-27-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 2,113
Posted By yossarian123
This lens just defines "lens character". Mine...

This lens just defines "lens character". Mine has cleaning marks, a little touch of haze but it's still a beautiful lens, especially stopped down 1 stop.

I have the original hood (XOONS) and it...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 01-17-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 1,877
Posted By yossarian123
Looks like a mighty big piece of glass. I'd...

Looks like a mighty big piece of glass. I'd probably get the 75/1.8 before the nocticron. I've had the 45/1.8 for a couple of weeks and have been really impressed.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-16-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 2,410
Posted By yossarian123
I just purchased an FM2, having previously owned...

I just purchased an FM2, having previously owned an FM2n. They're all great users for sure, but probably not that collectible.

BTW - I know that a lot of folks prefer the match needle metering...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 01-01-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 5,748
Posted By yossarian123
Marc, I think I'm ready to take the plunge (pun...

Marc, I think I'm ready to take the plunge (pun intended). I'll probably put in an order tomorrow for a used E-M5.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-28-2013
Replies: 1,345
Views: 396,734
Posted By yossarian123
M7,...

M7, xp2

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5519/11540838703_2bf642ebab_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thelozanofam/11540838703/)
Sequestered (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thelozanofam/11540838703/)...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-25-2013
Replies: 32
Views: 2,824
Posted By yossarian123
I wonder if smokers sit around and talk about all...

I wonder if smokers sit around and talk about all the old cigarette brands that aren't around anymore.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-24-2013
Replies: 54
Views: 3,229
Posted By yossarian123
I just spooled up some rolls of double-x for the...

I just spooled up some rolls of double-x for the rest of the holidays. I'll probably use my F6 for the gift opening, looking forward to checking my brain at the door when using iTTL flash.
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