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Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 119
Views: 6,010
Posted By Peter_S
Monochrom M9M.

Monochrom M9M.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 07-19-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,118
Posted By Peter_S
Absolutely, David. I should have worded that...

Absolutely, David. I should have worded that differently, apologies. Those of us that use film KNOW that it can be an alternative, for many its just not an option and an alien concept.
The other day...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 07-19-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,118
Posted By Peter_S
Yes, sure. Its just that film (I still shoot it)...

Yes, sure. Its just that film (I still shoot it) is easy to develop in some places, no so much in others...I do it in Austria and Norway, but not in Georgia, where the chemicals go right into the...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 07-19-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,118
Posted By Peter_S
The OP asked about a digital camera. And a lot...

The OP asked about a digital camera.

And a lot of us live in places where B/W film development is either a) not available, b) expensive, or c) environmentally questionable. I love film, but the MM...
Forum: Photo Software 07-14-2019
Replies: 0
Views: 184
Posted By Peter_S
C1 (film) Export - Rendering in Gimp & Preview

Hi!

So I am preparing some images for print and exhibition. Edited in C1 Pro 12, upscaled (either via C1 or ON1), and exported as tiff.
Now when I open the exported file in Gimp or Preview, the...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-13-2019
Replies: 616
Views: 15,635
Posted By Peter_S
Mountain Portrait of Trevor Hunt, Canadian steep...

Mountain Portrait of Trevor Hunt, Canadian steep skiing legend. Chatyn-Tau W (4310m), Georgian Caucasus, prior to us making an awesome first ski descent. May 2013.

Contax T3, Heliopan yellow filter...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 07-12-2019
Replies: 5,295
Views: 797,226
Posted By Peter_S
Thank you, Vince! Interestingly, I took and...

Thank you, Vince!
Interestingly, I took and edited that image in December 2017. I always thought "it`s good but something is off, missing". Well, going from 3:2 to 16:9 ratio was the key! :)
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 07-12-2019
Replies: 5,295
Views: 797,226
Posted By Peter_S
Georgia, Caucasus. M246, Heliopan orange filter,...

Georgia, Caucasus.
M246, Heliopan orange filter, Voigtländer Ultron f/1.8 21mm....
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-29-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,389
Posted By Peter_S
With the optics in the Bessa IIIW/667W, the new...

With the optics in the Bessa IIIW/667W, the new 65 mm/1:2,0 Macro Apo-Lanthar Aspheric, or the VM 21 mm Ultron f/1.8, they also showed that they can built lenses that are just top-notch, irrespective...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-10-2019
Replies: 576
Views: 145,409
Posted By Peter_S
Cool! I visited last year after many many years,...

Cool! I visited last year after many many years, and was really pleasantly surprised how nice it has become!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-09-2019
Replies: 576
Views: 145,409
Posted By Peter_S
May I ask where this is taken? Reminds of where I...

May I ask where this is taken? Reminds of where I was born, Freiberg/Germany...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-21-2019
Replies: 65
Views: 12,001
Posted By Peter_S
Candidates preparing the next day´s touring...

Candidates preparing the next day´s touring assignment during a Ski Guide exam in Kazakhstan.
VM Nokton 40mm f/1.2 on Fuji...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 03-03-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,836
Posted By Peter_S
The sensor may be "just a little bigger than FF",...

The sensor may be "just a little bigger than FF", but it has a 4:3 ratio. I think this is quite a significant difference.
If one prefers this image ratio or intends on cropping to 7:6 or 1:1, is...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 02-17-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 806
Posted By Peter_S
I also think that the battery type is the issue,...

I also think that the battery type is the issue, and the metal body. Same with the Contax T3 - drains fast when cold. I have used both the Bessa III and T3 in cold temperatures (the T3 to 7000m),...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 02-15-2019
Replies: 81
Views: 14,117
Posted By Peter_S
Mkinvartsveri (Kazbek, 5047m). Georgia,...

Mkinvartsveri (Kazbek, 5047m).
Georgia, Caucasus.
Fuji X-T1 and Voigtländer VM Heliar f/3.5 50mm.



https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7835/46025277654_11b915e4d6_o.jpg...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-04-2019
Replies: 127
Views: 36,224
Posted By Peter_S
Leica Monochrom 246. Sold my M9 after trying it...

Leica Monochrom 246. Sold my M9 after trying it and stopped for most parts converting digital color images to B/W....
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-02-2019
Replies: 72
Views: 4,665
Posted By Peter_S
Fuji GFX 50R with monochrome sensor in 6:7 format.

Fuji GFX 50R with monochrome sensor in 6:7 format.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-18-2018
Replies: 60
Views: 1,534
Posted By Peter_S
Absolutely. Just shot an event (conference) for...

Absolutely. Just shot an event (conference) for UNDP in a conference room with rather miserable light. The Ultron f/1.8 21mm came in very handy - anything less was just too slow. Close-up and cropped...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-17-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 939
Posted By Peter_S
A little late, but for the future...have a look...

A little late, but for the future...have a look at http://rick_oleson.tripod.com/index-123.html

When travelling with my Bessa III I have a small piece of paper with two marks corresponding to the RF...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 12-16-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 488
Posted By Peter_S
Maybe this helps:...

Maybe this helps:

https://www.photo.net/discuss/threads/vuescan-and-scanning-120-with-the-nikon-9000-is-a-joke.273230/
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-16-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 366
Posted By Peter_S
What happened here? Film marks

Hi all!
I just got two rolls of film back from the lab. I could not develop myself, so I outsourced it.

There are weird patterns on the roll. What can that be (apart from the dust spots)?

The...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-13-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 487
Posted By Peter_S
Shooting Snow - Ilford Blog Article

A little Ilford blog entry by me:
https://www.ilfordphoto.com/shooting-snow/
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 12-12-2018
Replies: 81
Views: 14,117
Posted By Peter_S
My fellow Russian ski guide Denis. Taken at -30...

My fellow Russian ski guide Denis.
Taken at -30 degrees in the mountains near Lake Baikal, Siberia.
Heliar 50mm f/3.5 on Fuji X-T1....
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 12-12-2018
Replies: 81
Views: 14,117
Posted By Peter_S
Thank you!

Thank you!
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 12-12-2018
Replies: 81
Views: 14,117
Posted By Peter_S
Skitouring in Mamay, Lake Baikal, Siberia. Fuji...

Skitouring in Mamay, Lake Baikal, Siberia.
Fuji X-T1 and Voigtländer VM Heliar f/3.5 50mm.

https://payload.cargocollective.com/1/5/172032/3470582/_DSF4549-2.jpg
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 12-12-2018
Replies: 81
Views: 14,117
Posted By Peter_S
When it snows in Siberia... Heliar 50mm f/3.5 on...

When it snows in Siberia...
Heliar 50mm f/3.5 on Fuji X-T1.

https://transit7.cargocollective.com/1/5/172032/3470582/DSCF4480.jpg
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 12-11-2018
Replies: 81
Views: 14,117
Posted By Peter_S
A dog I meet at Lake Baikal, Siberia Heliar 50mm...

A dog I meet at Lake Baikal, Siberia
Heliar 50mm f/3.5 on Fuji X-T1.

http://payload.cargocollective.com/1/5/172032/3470582/_DSF4096.jpg
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 12-10-2018
Replies: 1
Views: 341
Posted By Peter_S
Contax T3 Article

Hi!

For the German-speaking analog crowd...I published an article about the Contax T3 as mountain camera in newest issue of the Photoklassik magazin (pp 84)....
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 11-13-2018
Replies: 1
Views: 320
Posted By Peter_S
GF670/Bessa III repair videos

This may be useful for GF670/Bessa III fans with a repair shop a long ways away and some basic skills:

Taking top cover off (useful for first time RF...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-08-2018
Replies: 91
Views: 2,805
Posted By Peter_S
Did you have a look at the Voigtlaender Heliar...

Did you have a look at the Voigtlaender Heliar 50mm f/3.5? A really tiny lens, sharp and nice rendering.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 10-13-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 463
Posted By Peter_S
Ei - my apologies. I knew his T3 review, not the...

Ei - my apologies. I knew his T3 review, not the others - will have a look. Big thanks, also for the compliment, much appreciated!
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 10-13-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 463
Posted By Peter_S
Hi Juergen! Thank you - well, I do know the T3...

Hi Juergen!
Thank you - well, I do know the T3 inside and out, I have used it for years in the mountains to 7000m and published images with it in Alpinist magazine. I was more wondering how the...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 10-13-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 463
Posted By Peter_S
Contax T3 features compared to the others

Hi!

I am writing up a little article about the Contax T3, which I have used regulary and heavily for years. So I know about that one, and the Minilux.
Now - which other P&S are there that share...
Forum: Fuji X Series 10-11-2018
Replies: 1
Views: 792
Posted By Peter_S
VL lenses on the Fuji XT1

I just recently traded my Leica M9 for a Fuji XT1 + M-Adapter, in order to finance a Bessa III.
I expected a bit of a set back, as I only have Voigtlaender VM lenses - Ultron f/1.8 21mm, Nokton...
Forum: Fuji X Series 10-11-2018
Replies: 2
Views: 506
Posted By Peter_S
Hi Shawn! Thank you for the response. I just...

Hi Shawn!
Thank you for the response. I just removed the electronics from the adapter, and it works fine with the Nokton, so it will also with the Ultron (not with me at the moment).

Peter
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 10-02-2018
Replies: 362
Views: 100,556
Posted By Peter_S
Well, the good news is that I just bought a Bessa...

Well, the good news is that I just bought a Bessa III.
The Bessa 667W/IIIW is out of reach after prices skyrocketed and the few that are available are in Japan. I keep my eyes open. Selling the 667W...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-01-2018
Replies: 8,900
Views: 868,178
Posted By Peter_S
Bessa III. Had one, sold it, big mistake. Fixed.

Bessa III.
Had one, sold it, big mistake. Fixed.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 10-01-2018
Replies: 362
Views: 100,556
Posted By Peter_S
Two from the wide version (Bessa 667W). A foggy...

Two from the wide version (Bessa 667W).

A foggy day on the Lofoten Islands.
Bessa 667W, B+W yellow filter, Ilford FP4+ in Tetenal Ultrafin...
Forum: Fuji X Series 09-29-2018
Replies: 2
Views: 506
Posted By Peter_S
VM Ultron with Fuji Adapter

Hi!
Does anyone know if the Fuji M-Mount adapter is compatible with the VM Ultron f/1.8 21mm and Heliar 50mm f/3.5?

Thanks,
Peter
Forum: Digital Compacts 09-28-2018
Replies: 125
Views: 4,495
Posted By Peter_S
For that we have Fuji, Sigma, Ilford and...

For that we have Fuji, Sigma, Ilford and Voigtländer. All good.
Forum: Digital Compacts 09-27-2018
Replies: 125
Views: 4,495
Posted By Peter_S
The Contax T3 was/it unique due to the compact...

The Contax T3 was/it unique due to the compact feel, lens, construction (I just cannot see that level of craftsmanship in new cameras) and rendering that came from lens and film. It was never matched...
Forum: Travel 09-27-2018
Replies: 79
Views: 2,671
Posted By Peter_S
I live in both places, but can anyone only...

I live in both places, but can anyone only recommend to come to Northern Norway and Georgia (Caucasus).
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 09-21-2018
Replies: 2
Views: 443
Posted By Peter_S
Mamiya 7 digital modification

Hi!
I was wondering if anybody here has ever seen samples of those modified Mamiya 7s (or 6?) that could take digital backs. I would be rather curious how that turned out in practice, and who did...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 09-19-2018
Replies: 362
Views: 100,556
Posted By Peter_S
Styria, Austria. Fujifilm GF670, B+W yellow...

Styria, Austria.

Fujifilm GF670, B+W yellow filter and Ilford Delta 100 (in DD-X).
Hasselblad X1 Scan.



https://transit6.cargocollective.com/1/5/172032/3470582/scan_10.jpg
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 09-19-2018
Replies: 362
Views: 100,556
Posted By Peter_S
Hi Ben, I like your shots. The beauty of film...

Hi Ben,


I like your shots. The beauty of film - even if imperfect, it has a draw.

The image I posted is from 2015...I have in the end sold my Bessa III. I had a Bessa IIIW also, but let that go...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 09-18-2018
Replies: 5,295
Views: 797,226
Posted By Peter_S
Skitouring in Georgia, Caucasus. M246 &...

Skitouring in Georgia, Caucasus.
M246 & Voigtländr Ultron 21mm f/1.8, Heliopan orange filter.

https://payload58.cargocollective.com/1/5/172032/3470582/L1001512_244.jpg
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-15-2018
Replies: 38
Views: 2,168
Posted By Peter_S
I have a feeling that some perceived differences...

I have a feeling that some perceived differences come from the more accurate colors and white balance of modern CMOS cameras. The "special" rendering of the M9 often vanishes when a grey/white card...
Forum: RFF Polls 09-14-2018
Replies: 205
Views: 16,315
Posted By Peter_S
1. Contax T I bought ridiculously cheap and that...

1. Contax T I bought ridiculously cheap and that serves as backup for my T3 (:
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-14-2018
Replies: 38
Views: 2,168
Posted By Peter_S
I own an M9, and while it is great, the...

I own an M9, and while it is great, the difference to other digital cameras I used (Leica SL, X1, X2, M8, T) is not that great. The M8 may have been my favorite, actually.

Switching to C1 from LR...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 09-12-2018
Replies: 376
Views: 193,560
Posted By Peter_S
A Bessa IIIW is allowed here?...

A Bessa IIIW is allowed here?



https://transit6.cargocollective.com/1/5/172032/3470582/L1030914.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-11-2018
Replies: 91
Views: 2,861
Posted By Peter_S
I do wish there was more sustainability behind...

I do wish there was more sustainability behind products, but on the bright side, we do have a healthy used market for digital cameras.

What I find great are the developments of dedicated B/W...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-09-2018
Replies: 213
Views: 23,989
Posted By Peter_S
Cyclist in Shinjuku, Tokyo. Leica M6, Zeiss...

Cyclist in Shinjuku, Tokyo.
Leica M6, Zeiss Biogon 2.8/25mm and Kodak Portra 800.



http://payload177.cargocollective.com/1/5/172032/5857985/Tokyo.jpg
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 09-09-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 952
Posted By Peter_S
I owned the M8, M8.2 and now M9. The M9 is...

I owned the M8, M8.2 and now M9. The M9 is overall the better camera, no doubt, but the M8.2 has its charms. The M8/8.2 yielded double-page spreads in magazines, and a 3m-wide print on Photokina a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-08-2018
Replies: 353
Views: 23,488
Posted By Peter_S
Contax T3 Leica Monochrom Voigtländer Bessa...

Contax T3
Leica Monochrom
Voigtländer Bessa IIIW

These are also unique, and deliver the best combination of image quality, usability and size/weight.
The rest is cool, but in the end pretty...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-07-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 1,052
Posted By Peter_S
If you want sharp with pleasant, neutral...

If you want sharp with pleasant, neutral rendering at a reasonable price and size, the Planar is hard to beat. Not much out there that compares, except perhaps the VM Heliar 50mm f/3.5, though that...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-05-2018
Replies: 74
Views: 2,230
Posted By Peter_S
1) Watch the background - give it as much...

1) Watch the background - give it as much attention than the foreground. No "bokeh"-fixing of bad backgrounds.
2) Composition requires more attention in general.
3) Do not hesitate to crop. 4:3...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-30-2018
Replies: 75
Views: 2,343
Posted By Peter_S
Good, affordable scanners, which also take 120...

Good, affordable scanners, which also take 120 format and produce at least the same output as certain Nikon`s with firewire (even spelling check does not recognize this word) and awkward film...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 08-20-2018
Replies: 5,295
Views: 797,226
Posted By Peter_S
Ski touring. Georgian Caucasus. Monochrom M246 +...

Ski touring. Georgian Caucasus.
Monochrom M246 + VM Ultron 21mm + orange filter.

http://payload58.cargocollective.com/1/5/172032/3470582/L1001512_246.jpg
Forum: Zeiss Contax 08-19-2018
Replies: 56
Views: 1,640
Posted By Peter_S
In principle yes...but your mindset changes when...

In principle yes...but your mindset changes when traveling. I took my Zeiss G 21mm to Kyrgyzstan a few years back, also the G Sonnar 90mm. I had not really shot with either focal lengths before (but...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 08-19-2018
Replies: 135
Views: 73,438
Posted By Peter_S
Skitouring in the Georgian Caucasus. VM Ultron...

Skitouring in the Georgian Caucasus.
VM Ultron f/1.8 21mm with orange filter on the Monochrom M246.


http://payload58.cargocollective.com/1/5/172032/3470582/L1001512-1.jpg
Forum: Zeiss Contax 08-19-2018
Replies: 56
Views: 1,640
Posted By Peter_S
21mm and 45mm. I used the G system for quite a...

21mm and 45mm. I used the G system for quite a while, and those lenses are not only the best in the system, but cover a lot of ground.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 08-19-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 5,495
Posted By Peter_S
Hi Helen! I used the Leica T adapter by Leica.

Hi Helen!
I used the Leica T adapter by Leica.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 08-19-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 5,495
Posted By Peter_S
I am surprised there is no dedicated thread for...

I am surprised there is no dedicated thread for this lens.
Here is one from Norway. Heliar 75mm f/1.8 on the Leica T....
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 08-19-2018
Replies: 839
Views: 328,035
Posted By Peter_S
Nokton 35mm f/1.2 on the Leica SL....

Nokton 35mm f/1.2 on the Leica SL.

http://payload58.cargocollective.com/1/5/172032/3470582/L1000779-2.jpg
Forum: Fuji X Series 08-15-2018
Replies: 0
Views: 426
Posted By Peter_S
VM Ultron 21mm on X-E3

Hi!
I have been thinking about getting a X-E3 as 2nd body (and to get that 56mm f/1.2).
How is the Ultron f/1.8 21mm working on the Fujis? It is my favourite lens in the VM line-up.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-13-2018
Replies: 42
Views: 1,633
Posted By Peter_S
Leica X1. Mamiya 645AF with older MF backs.

Leica X1.
Mamiya 645AF with older MF backs.
Forum: Digital Compacts 07-30-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 925
Posted By Peter_S
Leica X1 (slow AF, but lovely lens and image...

Leica X1 (slow AF, but lovely lens and image quality) or the mentioned Fujis.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-04-2018
Replies: 50
Views: 1,655
Posted By Peter_S
Film or digital? I would not see "High Risk...

Film or digital?
I would not see "High Risk environment" a reason to not take a good camera. I do it all the time. That said, In environments where knocks are likely...I would shy away from a RF....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-15-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 1,481
Posted By Peter_S
Tetental Ultrafin T-Plus

Tetental Ultrafin T-Plus
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 05-27-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 1,334
Posted By Peter_S
http://payload2.cargocollective.com/1/5/172032/234...

http://payload2.cargocollective.com/1/5/172032/2342948/schoen_07_850.jpg

Tien Shan, Kyrgyzstan.
Contax T3, B+W orange filter and Agfa APX 100. Scanned with Hasselblad...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 05-26-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 1,334
Posted By Peter_S
My T3 has now seen 10 years of hard use in the...

My T3 has now seen 10 years of hard use in the mountains. A tooth in the spool broke, fixed that in 10min myself. No other issues, but I am using it regularly - only for photo projects, expeditions,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-26-2018
Replies: 151
Views: 7,892
Posted By Peter_S
That Leica stopped making the M7 (had one but...

That Leica stopped making the M7 (had one but gave up on heavy 135 cameras after) bothers me less than no one making a modern, solid and good MF rangefinder with wide RF base length and good...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 05-26-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 1,334
Posted By Peter_S
A few more:...

A few more:

http://payload58.cargocollective.com/1/5/172032/3470582/2_-Bearbeitet-Bearbeitet_o.jpg

Mountain Portrait. Svaneti/Georgia, May 2013
Contax T3, Heliopan yellow filter and Ilford FP4+...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 05-26-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 1,334
Posted By Peter_S
Contax T3 is still awesome

So I have been sighting my photo archives and published images. After shooting with all sorts of gear, from analog medium format to the M Monochrom, the Contax T3 still is the only camera with me...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-23-2018
Replies: 304
Views: 12,112
Posted By Peter_S
Buy that Bessa 667W back that I foolishly sold.

Buy that Bessa 667W back that I foolishly sold.
Forum: Travel 05-20-2018
Replies: 142
Views: 4,530
Posted By Peter_S
M9 + VM Heliar 50mm + Ultron 21mm. Contax T3 +...

M9 + VM Heliar 50mm + Ultron 21mm.
Contax T3 + FP4+ as backup and for film-fix.
Done.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-01-2018
Replies: 47
Views: 3,494
Posted By Peter_S
Contax T would be my choice.

Contax T would be my choice.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-24-2018
Replies: 304
Views: 12,112
Posted By Peter_S
Contax 645 or a Mamiya AFD with digital back,...

Contax 645 or a Mamiya AFD with digital back, assuming these 3000$ would be meant for that and no other far more sensible purposes.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-23-2018
Replies: 0
Views: 782
Posted By Peter_S
Charging M9 battery with X1 charger

Hi! I left my M9 charger in another location and just got my M9 back from service. I am scratching my head now how to charge to battery while waiting for the charger to arrive. I have an X1 charger...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-22-2018
Replies: 8,900
Views: 868,178
Posted By Peter_S
VL Heliar 50mm f/3.5 for use on M9

VL Heliar 50mm f/3.5 for use on M9
Forum: Travel 01-18-2018
Replies: 66
Views: 2,984
Posted By Peter_S
Thank you! Polarizers are indeed something you...

Thank you!

Polarizers are indeed something you want to take. I use two - one on the lens; the other is in my hands to read the correct rotation number. Else I need to take the filter on/off for each...
Forum: Travel 01-18-2018
Replies: 66
Views: 2,984
Posted By Peter_S
35mm (Contax T3):...

35mm (Contax T3):

http://payload2.cargocollective.com/1/5/172032/2342948/Pik%20Chapaev_1_o.jpg

90mm (Contax G2 + Sonnar 90mm):...
Forum: Travel 01-18-2018
Replies: 66
Views: 2,984
Posted By Peter_S
I would then possibly consider, in addition, 90mm...

I would then possibly consider, in addition, 90mm too.
Forum: Travel 01-18-2018
Replies: 66
Views: 2,984
Posted By Peter_S
for me - 28 and 35mm (and I do climb and...

for me - 28 and 35mm (and I do climb and photography a lot). If I need to take only one - 35mm.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-17-2018
Replies: 8,900
Views: 868,178
Posted By Peter_S
Leica X1 battery to give it another few years of...

Leica X1 battery to give it another few years of use (5 and still going!). Internal battery is long dead. No matter, that camera is still awesome.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-17-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 1,854
Posted By Peter_S
Capture One Pro 11. Switched from LR, no...

Capture One Pro 11.

Switched from LR, no regrets - all Leica files (M Monochrom, M9, X1). Its abilities are somewhere between LR and PS. I have less need for external editing (particularly b/w)...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-02-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 911
Posted By Peter_S
Vuescan runs without problems for me on Ubuntu...

Vuescan runs without problems for me on Ubuntu 14.04 & Nikon Coolscan 8000ED....
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 12-21-2017
Replies: 20
Views: 1,538
Posted By Peter_S
A little late but - the long-way fix is to set-up...

A little late but - the long-way fix is to set-up dual-boot with Ubuntu/Linux, but then you can "only" use VueScan. Ubuntu should recognize it (mine does anyways). Downside is work, upside is a...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-03-2017
Replies: 56
Views: 2,950
Posted By Peter_S
Photokina, 2015. One of my images at a booth was...

Photokina, 2015. One of my images at a booth was printed 3m wide. M8.2 at 10.3 MP.
That said, from the M246 or MF back it would certainly look cleaner, but not change anything about the image ...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-20-2017
Replies: 17
Views: 1,194
Posted By Peter_S
1) Natura 1600 2) Portra 800 3) Push Portra 400

1) Natura 1600
2) Portra 800
3) Push Portra 400
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 11-19-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1,677
Posted By Peter_S
Did you try "Shift-Option-Command-R"? Else, you...

Did you try "Shift-Option-Command-R"? Else, you could create a bootable USB stick.
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 11-19-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1,677
Posted By Peter_S
I usually use Ubuntu live disk to fix issues in...

I usually use Ubuntu live disk to fix issues in Mac...I run dual-boot Linux/Mac but still...google "fix Mac with Ubuntu live disk" or similar.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 11-17-2017
Replies: 46
Views: 3,002
Posted By Peter_S
- Heliopan polarizing and (for film) yellow...

- Heliopan polarizing and (for film) yellow filters;
- Proper lens caps
- this black development sack for developing film (no need for a dark room).
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-17-2017
Replies: 151
Views: 9,092
Posted By Peter_S
If the M8/M9 were made in Japan I would have...

If the M8/M9 were made in Japan I would have bought them too. The percentage of in-house work may be higher than in Germany anyways. The best-made and solid cameras I use are Contax. I used them just...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 11-08-2017
Replies: 45
Views: 5,240
Posted By Peter_S
- Leica Minilux, but fitting filters needs work....

- Leica Minilux, but fitting filters needs work.
- I also quite like the Contax T which I use sometimes along the T3.
- Contax G2 with the 45mm Planar.

In the end, nothing quite beats the T3.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-02-2017
Replies: 128
Views: 12,828
Posted By Peter_S
Have you considered the Leica TL2?

Have you considered the Leica TL2?
Forum: Photo Software 10-22-2017
Replies: 84
Views: 5,694
Posted By Peter_S
if you upgrade to the M10, you may as well...

if you upgrade to the M10, you may as well upgrade to C1. I do not have the M10, but MM (246) and M9...notable sharper output, and also at least on par with LR in all other aspects.
Forum: Optics Theory - 10-20-2017
Replies: 100
Views: 6,715
Posted By Peter_S
Mine, overall, is the M8/M8.2 sensor.

Mine, overall, is the M8/M8.2 sensor.
Forum: Photo Software 10-20-2017
Replies: 84
Views: 5,694
Posted By Peter_S
Just made the switch to C1 10; and do not regret...

Just made the switch to C1 10; and do not regret it at all. More options inside the program without having to use external NIK editors, nice catalogue/sessions layout. Better RAW conversion...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 10-12-2017
Replies: 42
Views: 2,523
Posted By Peter_S
I do understand to some point the worry of...

I do understand to some point the worry of repair, but whats to repair on a T2? I have a T3 that got beaten heavily and never needed a repair (yeah OK the tooth in the spool, a 10 min self-fix). Now...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-29-2017
Replies: 19
Views: 2,260
Posted By Peter_S
Great photos. You have picked what are probably...

Great photos. You have picked what are probably VMs three best lenses. I have the Ultron 21mm (probably my favourite) and 35mm and could not be happier, I also liked the 75mm f/1.8 a lot I tested....
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 09-26-2017
Replies: 5,295
Views: 797,226
Posted By Peter_S
Northern Lights. Skjomen/Narvik, Northern...

Northern Lights. Skjomen/Narvik, Northern Norway.
M246 + VM Ultron 21mm f/1.8

http://payload58.cargocollective.com/1/5/172032/3470582/L1000854-Edit-2.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-23-2017
Replies: 49
Views: 2,087
Posted By Peter_S
check FX-39

check FX-39
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-22-2017
Replies: 31
Views: 1,639
Posted By Peter_S
black Contax T3 with a yellow filter on it.

black Contax T3 with a yellow filter on it.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-20-2017
Replies: 50
Views: 7,190
Posted By Peter_S
+1 for the G2 system.

+1 for the G2 system.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-31-2017
Replies: 26
Views: 1,790
Posted By Peter_S
Can your dealer tell you if the sensor is the old...

Can your dealer tell you if the sensor is the old one or not? This is not clear from your message. He should be able to. In any case, the camera was sold new within the last 5 years, so you are...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 08-24-2017
Replies: 133
Views: 34,208
Posted By Peter_S
Used a few VM lenses now and my favorite is still...

Used a few VM lenses now and my favorite is still the 21mm Ultron. Its sharp at all apertures, has lovely rendering and thanks to f/1.8 aperture it is very versatile. It is also plenty sharp for...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-23-2017
Replies: 167
Views: 28,774
Posted By Peter_S
too little

too little
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 08-21-2017
Replies: 839
Views: 328,035
Posted By Peter_S
On the...

On the...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 08-19-2017
Replies: 135
Views: 73,438
Posted By Peter_S
On the M8.2, wide-open at f/1.8....

On the M8.2, wide-open at f/1.8.

http://transit7.cargocollective.com/1/5/172032/3470582/L1020085-Edit-2.jpg
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 08-17-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 1,405
Posted By Peter_S
Sigmas look as digital to me as all other digital...

Sigmas look as digital to me as all other digital cameras (and I find the crops on the linked website not overly impressive).

Now, much more important - STRONG portfolio on your website, John!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-14-2017
Replies: 38
Views: 3,802
Posted By Peter_S
Not 21mm but 28mm FOV: Leica M8 + VM Ultron 21mm....

Not 21mm but 28mm FOV: Leica M8 + VM Ultron 21mm. Yes, the lens is THAT good.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-13-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1,137
Posted By Peter_S
Leica M8. Works great with Zeiss Biogons (I miss...

Leica M8. Works great with Zeiss Biogons (I miss that setup at times). I liked the Leica T too with M glass, but the M8 is less crop .
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 08-12-2017
Replies: 823
Views: 162,736
Posted By Peter_S
An Ultron 24mm f/1.8 that is on the same level as...

An Ultron 24mm f/1.8 that is on the same level as the excellent 21mm Ultron.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 08-12-2017
Replies: 625
Views: 159,808
Posted By Peter_S
Just dug that out of the archives: Ascending the...

Just dug that out of the archives:
Ascending the SE couloir (55-60°, 1900m) of Chatyn-Tau (4310m), prior to making the first ski descent.
Svaneti/Georgia, Caucasus. May 2013.

Contax T3, Heliopan...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-02-2017
Replies: 148
Views: 11,767
Posted By Peter_S
My black Contax T3. Size : performance ratio is...

My black Contax T3.
Size : performance ratio is still unmatched. And that lens....
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-16-2017
Replies: 8,900
Views: 868,178
Posted By Peter_S
Now that is a nice-looking M8.2!

Now that is a nice-looking M8.2!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-16-2017
Replies: 42
Views: 2,468
Posted By Peter_S
Another vote for ID-11 / D76. Though Tetenal...

Another vote for ID-11 / D76.
Though Tetenal Ultrafin T-Plus is versatile too.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-06-2017
Replies: 62
Views: 3,361
Posted By Peter_S
An M9 (now "affordable") to fully use the...

An M9 (now "affordable") to fully use the potential of the VM Ultron 21mm, which has become my favourite lens for digital
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 06-22-2017
Replies: 625
Views: 159,808
Posted By Peter_S
Hitching a ride back from the mountains with...

Hitching a ride back from the mountains with locals.
Svaneti, Georgia (Caucasus).

Contax T3 + Ilford HP5+ (in HC-110)....
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-22-2017
Replies: 8,900
Views: 868,178
Posted By Peter_S
An M9 with new sensor. Reducing my kit to that...

An M9 with new sensor. Reducing my kit to that and the Contax T3 (and Contax T + Leica X1 as backups).
The M9... really because of the excellent VM Ultron 21mm, which I like so much I want to give...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 06-18-2017
Replies: 625
Views: 159,808
Posted By Peter_S
Contax T3, B+W yellow filter, Delta 100 (in...

Contax T3, B+W yellow filter, Delta 100 (in FX-39).
Georgia, Caucasus. Ascent of Chatyn-Tau W (4310m) SE couloir (50-60°), prior to making the first ski descent.
Published in Ski Journal 10/2....
Forum: RFF Polls 05-15-2017
Replies: 149
Views: 13,388
Posted By Peter_S
I am ski guiding in Norway, and usually carry a...

I am ski guiding in Norway, and usually carry a Leica T with the VM Super-Wide Heliar and a Leica X1 in an easy-accessible pouch. That is a light, versatile and very capable combination.
The X1 is...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 05-11-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1,737
Posted By Peter_S
Have used both. In the end...the 21mm IS special,...

Have used both. In the end...the 21mm IS special, one of the best lenses in that focal length ever made, whereas there are many good 28mm out there. For me the 45mm and 21mm were the reasons I used...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-29-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1,462
Posted By Peter_S
I did not own a Mamiya 7, but a Rolleiflex, Bessa...

I did not own a Mamiya 7, but a Rolleiflex, Bessa III and now Bessa 667W. I have used M6 and M7s extensively. For pure IQ, the Bessas beat the Ms in all aspects (except character, see below)- the...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-13-2017
Replies: 32
Views: 3,270
Posted By Peter_S
Not sure about the T2, but the closest to the...

Not sure about the T2, but the closest to the T3´s "Sonnar" (not really a Sonnar) in construction is the 2.8/35mm C-Biogon. I have a T3, and did not find the C-Biogon to have the same character,...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 02-28-2017
Replies: 63
Views: 13,455
Posted By Peter_S
Same experience here. My mechanical Ms spent more...

Same experience here. My mechanical Ms spent more time in repair than in hard use (I sold them in the end due to unreliability). Also my M7 and Bessas - all failures were mechanical. The Contax T3 I...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-17-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 1,081
Posted By Peter_S
+1. Fantastic lens, my favourite, and probably...

+1. Fantastic lens, my favourite, and probably Voigtlaender´s best VM lens.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-25-2017
Replies: 38
Views: 3,243
Posted By Peter_S
Contax TVS III.

Contax TVS III.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-06-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1,253
Posted By Peter_S
I have not used the others (I did have the Biogon...

I have not used the others (I did have the Biogon 25mm, however). The Ultron f/1.8 is fantastic. Sharp, great OOF rendering, well-made and great price. It is the only M-lens I regularly use.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-20-2016
Replies: 185
Views: 23,780
Posted By Peter_S
Obviously there is some irrational desire behind...

Obviously there is some irrational desire behind the wish to own a ALC MP - which is totally fine, and its is a nice idea. Now, I would be hesitant to sell all other gear:

1) Practical point of...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 12-15-2016
Replies: 82
Views: 13,237
Posted By Peter_S
A few rolls through the Bessa IIIW / 667W may...

A few rolls through the Bessa IIIW / 667W may challenge that notion. The lens certainly is as good as anything "professional" out there...and that in 120 format. OK, this is mostly about 135 here,...
Forum: Travel 12-13-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 2,011
Posted By Peter_S
color: cyberlab b/w: fayer prints: cyberlab Buy...

color: cyberlab
b/w: fayer
prints: cyberlab
Buy film: fotofachversand
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 12-10-2016
Replies: 42
Views: 4,013
Posted By Peter_S
FP4+ Great tones, forgiving for errors in...

FP4+
Great tones, forgiving for errors in development and lovely character. Dries flat. Great in ID-11, sharp with FX-39. In 120 format the grain/resolution advantages of Acros/Delta/PanF are...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 11-28-2016
Replies: 47
Views: 4,272
Posted By Peter_S
Contax T3 ticks all the boxes, no?

Contax T3 ticks all the boxes, no?
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 11-13-2016
Replies: 1
Views: 993
Posted By Peter_S
Weight Bessa 667W

Someone asked a while ago about weight of Bessa III vs IIIW/667W. I cannot find that thread anymore. Here the weight of the Bessa...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-02-2016
Replies: 8,900
Views: 868,178
Posted By Peter_S
Bessa 667W (the wide-angle one).

Bessa 667W (the wide-angle one).
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-30-2016
Replies: 111
Views: 11,844
Posted By Peter_S
Used to be the 21mm and 75mm Summilux. Now that...

Used to be the 21mm and 75mm Summilux.
Now that I use the VM Ultron 21mm I am happy, and it does what I would dream the 21mm Summilux would do. The 75mm Summilux - elusive, but I think when it would...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-13-2016
Replies: 31
Views: 6,122
Posted By Peter_S
Hi Ken! I ended up selling the 1000S and the...

Hi Ken!

I ended up selling the 1000S and the f/1.9 80mm along with it. The Bessa III was just so superior in most ways, and 6x4.5 was not my thing (I have generally reduced my film kit). That said,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-25-2016
Replies: 8,900
Views: 868,178
Posted By Peter_S
Leica T. Awesome, works like a charm with my two...

Leica T.
Awesome, works like a charm with my two VM-lenses. Well-made and great IQ. I am using it for a mountain bike photo project here in Northern Norway and I have a feeling it was an excellent...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-08-2016
Replies: 11
Views: 1,299
Posted By Peter_S
Thanks a bunch! That sounds like taking it is...

Thanks a bunch!
That sounds like taking it is best...I cannot downgrade and the Nikon just delivers. I could just go all digital and make life easy - but photography should not be about that I...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-08-2016
Replies: 11
Views: 1,299
Posted By Peter_S
Transporting a Coolscan scanner

Hi all!

I want to move my analog/hybrid photo gear from Austria to Norway.
Now: that includes a Nikon Coolscan 8000ED.
I can
- take it now by car - 3300km.
- take it by plane in November (if...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 09-05-2016
Replies: 362
Views: 100,556
Posted By Peter_S
Bessa III, FP4+. Burgenland,...

Bessa III, FP4+. Burgenland, Austria.

http://payload58.cargocollective.com/1/5/172032/3470582/2016-09-04-0005-Edit.jpg
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-01-2016
Replies: 1,357
Views: 323,829
Posted By Peter_S
Who visitis Photokina, will be able to see this...

Who visitis Photokina, will be able to see this image at the Voigtländer booth - printed 3m wide, shot with an M8.2 at ISO 640 and the VM Ultron 21mm.
I thought I may need to use a MF film image...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-19-2016
Replies: 353
Views: 23,488
Posted By Peter_S
Contax T3 The rest comes and goes. So far:...

Contax T3

The rest comes and goes. So far:
Bessa III
Contax G2 + 21mm
Leica X1
Mamiya AFD series with Kodak Pro Back
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-17-2016
Replies: 128
Views: 7,870
Posted By Peter_S
Kodak DSC Pro Back (2001). First "medium" (well,...

Kodak DSC Pro Back (2001). First "medium" (well, 35x35mm) format back CF slots and full portability, and with software that was ahead of its time. The IQ & colors continues to amaze until today.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 08-07-2016
Replies: 12
Views: 3,182
Posted By Peter_S
Bessa III....

Bessa III.

http://payload58.cargocollective.com/1/5/172032/3470582/47FZ5008-Bearbeitet.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-07-2016
Replies: 3,039
Views: 735,460
Posted By Peter_S
Some great images here! Autumn evening on the...

Some great images here!
Autumn evening on the Neusiedlersee, Burgenland (Austria).
Mamiya AFD, Kodak Pro Back 645 digital back, Mamiya 110mm f/2.8. ...
Forum: Fuji X Series 08-07-2016
Replies: 40
Views: 3,824
Posted By Peter_S
If you want grain, likely only film will do in...

If you want grain, likely only film will do in the long run. I tried for some time to make digital images look "film-like" (incl. from a Fuji X-E1, Sigmas, M8). After some initial perceived success,...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 08-07-2016
Replies: 135
Views: 73,438
Posted By Peter_S
Used the lens for some months now on the M8.2....

Used the lens for some months now on the M8.2. Fantastic - does landscapes and (environmental) portraits equally. SHARP wide open and nice OOF rendering. Took a while to get used to 28mm FOV. Now...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 08-02-2016
Replies: 3
Views: 2,171
Posted By Peter_S
Got one too. Some samples from today, mounted on...

Got one too. Some samples from today, mounted on an M8.2.
First and second one are without lens corrections. The others have minor adjustments....
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 08-02-2016
Replies: 114
Views: 20,740
Posted By Peter_S
Vuescan. Runs on Ubuntu/Linux and for my Nikon...

Vuescan. Runs on Ubuntu/Linux and for my Nikon Coolscan 8000ED.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 07-27-2016
Replies: 362
Views: 100,556
Posted By Peter_S
Lyngen Alps, North Norway. Voigtländer Bessa...

Lyngen Alps, North Norway.

Voigtländer Bessa III, Heliopan yellow filter and Ilford FP4+ (in ID-11).
Nikon LS-8000ED scan....
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-24-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 2,443
Posted By Peter_S
Indeed. I find the transition from focus to OOF...

Indeed. I find the transition from focus to OOF to be way too harsh in the 1.5 Sonnar. MF is smoother.
Anyhow - to go back to the initial question. I gave up on the T3 "look" in M-mount and just use...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-21-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 2,443
Posted By Peter_S
Not sure about the lens of the T2, and can only...

Not sure about the lens of the T2, and can only comment on the T3 (I own a T too, with the 38mm). The 35mm on the T3 is not a real Sonnar, and closest in the ZM setup is the 2.8/35mm Biogon (acc. to...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 06-20-2016
Replies: 82
Views: 13,237
Posted By Peter_S
Bessa III (667) and 667W

Bessa III (667) and 667W
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-12-2016
Replies: 41
Views: 2,961
Posted By Peter_S
Bessa III, Ilford Delta 100/Acros 100 and...

Bessa III, Ilford Delta 100/Acros 100 and filters.
Nikon 8000 or Hasselblad X1 scan.
Would get the Bessa IIIW if I had the funds and actual use.

Digital: Leica M8.2 + Voigtländer Ultron 21mm.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-03-2016
Replies: 148
Views: 11,767
Posted By Peter_S
Contax T3 above all.

Contax T3 above all.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-10-2016
Replies: 8,900
Views: 868,178
Posted By Peter_S
Understandably. One of their finest lenses, a...

Understandably. One of their finest lenses, a hidden gem.
It has become my most-used M-lens.
Forum: Digital Compacts 03-06-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 2,799
Posted By Peter_S
While not CCD, I found the X1 to be a good match...

While not CCD, I found the X1 to be a good match for the M8 in the color and rendering department. Images from both match well side-by-side.
Lens matters to, and the Elmarit is a gem.

Not exactly...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 02-29-2016
Replies: 20
Views: 3,468
Posted By Peter_S
I have not used the 15mm (waiting for the 10 mm),...

I have not used the 15mm (waiting for the 10 mm), but use the 21mm f/1.8 on the M8.
Since I do, I hardly use anything else. It is among VL's best lenses, if not the best (apart from the Heliars in...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-28-2016
Replies: 8,900
Views: 868,178
Posted By Peter_S
12mm Super Wide Heliar for my M8. Fould not wait...

12mm Super Wide Heliar for my M8. Fould not wait for the 10mm, but I will get that as soon as it available.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-16-2016
Replies: 8,900
Views: 868,178
Posted By Peter_S
Nice! My dream combination....have the Bessa III...

Nice!
My dream combination....have the Bessa III but have been thinking a lot to complement it with the wide version. would be curious to see how the two compare.
Forum: DIYS Modifications 01-26-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 1,899
Posted By Peter_S
Hm...the lens is the real draw of the camera,...

Hm...the lens is the real draw of the camera, along with the compactness of the fixed-lens system.. Few lenses in that field of view offer that performance and construction.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-23-2016
Replies: 96
Views: 5,605
Posted By Peter_S
Same here. Black G2 set, and an 21mm in addition....

Same here. Black G2 set, and an 21mm in addition. Bought it very cheap and was foolish to sell it for quite a bit more...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-10-2015
Replies: 43
Views: 5,446
Posted By Peter_S
Agreed, you have a really good selection in...

Agreed, you have a really good selection in Japan. I can recommend Fuji Natura 1600, which you can only get there.
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 12-09-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 2,309
Posted By Peter_S
For something different: Ragnar Axelsson: Last...

For something different:
Ragnar Axelsson:
Last Days of the Arctic
Behind the Mountains

Page for page worth it and outstanding.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 12-04-2015
Replies: 131
Views: 27,039
Posted By Peter_S
I like the lens. I had a ZM Sonnar (and Planar)...

I like the lens. I had a ZM Sonnar (and Planar) before, which is different in character. I may prefer the VL Nokton overall, it has spot-on focus at f/1.1 and is very sharp stopped down.
I have a...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 12-01-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 2,125
Posted By Peter_S
Ended up getting an ASUS UX31A again. Screen...

Ended up getting an ASUS UX31A again. Screen quality (almost 100% srgb coverage) still seems unmatched in this size. It also runs Ubuntu/Win dual-boot nicely after fixparts.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 11-18-2015
Replies: 1
Views: 861
Posted By Peter_S
46mm filter on Nokton 35

I am thinking of getting the VL Nokton f/1.2 35mm II. I have a series of good 58 and 46mm filters and step-up/down rings would be cheaper than 52mm equivalents. Would a 46mm work (vignetting?) on...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-17-2015
Replies: 60
Views: 22,721
Posted By Peter_S
That is an intersting read, thanks, Willie!

That is an intersting read, thanks, Willie!
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 11-16-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 2,125
Posted By Peter_S
Sevo, thanks. Seems like the UX21A remains the...

Sevo, thanks. Seems like the UX21A remains the notable exception to that - no-compromise panel sub-12".
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 11-15-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 2,125
Posted By Peter_S
small laptop with good srgb coverage

Hi!
I used an Asus UX31a for while before trading it for an Eizo Coloredge. I will spend the next months away from home and need to get a laptop again, I am afraid.
Ideally something smaller, like...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 11-10-2015
Replies: 133
Views: 34,208
Posted By Peter_S
Got the VL Ultron f/1.8 21mm recently and I am...

Got the VL Ultron f/1.8 21mm recently and I am impressed. Using on the M8, but the lens would be a good reason to step up to the M9.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 11-05-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 1,501
Posted By Peter_S
It is 58mm. I use a 58mm Heliopan with numbers on...

It is 58mm. I use a 58mm Heliopan with numbers on the ring for the Bessa III/GF670.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 11-01-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 2,314
Posted By Peter_S
I have used a Contax in my serious photography...

I have used a Contax in my serious photography since day 1. First the TVS III, than the G2, now a T3 and T.
They are/were all on-par in build quality with the Leicas I had, and have all proven to be...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 10-30-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 1,380
Posted By Peter_S
Yupp. Except that it is not a true Sonnar.

Yupp. Except that it is not a true Sonnar.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-22-2015
Replies: 1,035
Views: 260,966
Posted By Peter_S
M8.2 + Nokton 50mm. Its been a while that I used...

M8.2 + Nokton 50mm.
Its been a while that I used an M8, but in the end they its still the best tool for certain jobs.


http://payload58.cargocollective.com/1/5/172032/3470582/L9998602.jpg
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 10-21-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 1,697
Posted By Peter_S
But pretty awesome, and in many was still the...

But pretty awesome, and in many was still the best analog system I have used. Fast, snappy really solid and reliable. And fun!
I miss mine occassionally.
The Contax T3 has AF-lock, that may work for...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 10-21-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 3,103
Posted By Peter_S
Aperture yes, shutter speed no. For this -...

Aperture yes, shutter speed no.
For this - manual shutter - you will need a Contax G1 or similar.

Speaking of shutter speed - the fastest is 1/400, so in daylight you will need a filter solution...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 10-21-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 3,103
Posted By Peter_S
Tubus for Fuji X-something, cut of in the back,...

Tubus for Fuji X-something, cut of in the back, CrazyGlue. A real work camera now. :)
The duct tape on the flash prevents bad surprises should I accidently still be in the default flash mode. ...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 10-21-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 3,103
Posted By Peter_S
Mostly yes, but the focus area is small and the...

Mostly yes, but the focus area is small and the DOF at wide apertures the DOF is small - the little focus patch is at times hard to see and focus can be "off" - precise but not accurate.
That said,...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 10-18-2015
Replies: 100
Views: 8,642
Posted By Peter_S
Andrea, awesome - and inspiring. I am an...

Andrea,
awesome - and inspiring. I am an avalanche technician as well, often in Norway and about to move there (Tromsø, however). I will make sure to stop by when I am in your area. I have followed...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-14-2015
Replies: 8,900
Views: 868,178
Posted By Peter_S
M8.2. My third one...they are like Contax...

M8.2.
My third one...they are like Contax compacts, one cannot quite them! Wanted an M9, but as work camera the Ms are fragile and I can just about stomach an M8.
VL Ultron 21mm f/2.8 and Nokton...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-14-2015
Replies: 60
Views: 22,721
Posted By Peter_S
Interesting discussion. Any follow-ups on noise...

Interesting discussion. Any follow-ups on noise and higher ISO? I may use an M8 again for a photo project, higher ISOs are needed.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-11-2015
Replies: 3,039
Views: 735,460
Posted By Peter_S
Burgenland, Austria. Mamiya ADF, Kodak DSC Pro...

Burgenland, Austria.
Mamiya ADF, Kodak DSC Pro Back 656M, Mamiya Sekor f/2.8 110mm.

http://payload58.cargocollective.com/1/5/172032/3470582/47FZ5242-Bearbeitet-2.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-30-2015
Replies: 90
Views: 4,941
Posted By Peter_S
Mamiya AFD with a 12 year old Kodak Pro Back 645M...

Mamiya AFD with a 12 year old Kodak Pro Back 645M and the Sekor 110mm! Never felt digital images so close to film, and the colors of the old CCD back are just awesome.
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 09-29-2015
Replies: 86
Views: 12,195
Posted By Peter_S
Accidental double-exposure: Tromsø winter day +...

Accidental double-exposure:
Tromsø winter day + the mountains and sea of Troms (North Norway).

Bessa III, B+W yellow filter and Delta 400 (ISO 500; in Tetenal Ultrafin T-Plus). Nikon Coolscan 8000...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 09-23-2015
Replies: 362
Views: 100,556
Posted By Peter_S
Bessa III + Portra 400 (+ Heliopan...

Bessa III + Portra 400 (+ Heliopan ND)

http://payload58.cargocollective.com/1/5/172032/3470582/2015-09-22-0018.jpg
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 09-22-2015
Replies: 362
Views: 100,556
Posted By Peter_S
On the shores of the Neusiedler See, Burgenland...

On the shores of the Neusiedler See, Burgenland (Austria).

Bessa III and Ilford Pan F at ISO 25. 4 filters (Heliopan ND4, CPL, B+W/Heliopan yellow and orange) stacked to create +7stops.
2min...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-22-2015
Replies: 8,900
Views: 868,178
Posted By Peter_S
Mamiya Sekor f/2.8 55 mm N for my Mamiya AFD +...

Mamiya Sekor f/2.8 55 mm N for my Mamiya AFD + Kodak DSC Pro Back.
Love those Sekors on the old Kodak Pro Back.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 09-21-2015
Replies: 362
Views: 100,556
Posted By Peter_S
Andy, this is a very strong series! I...

Andy,
this is a very strong series! I congratulate on realizing this project so well.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 09-04-2015
Replies: 362
Views: 100,556
Posted By Peter_S
Window in my room on a frosty winter day in...

Window in my room on a frosty winter day in Armenia.
GF670 + Provia 400X. Nikon Coolscan LS-8000ED

http://payload58.cargocollective.com/1/5/172032/3470582/2015-08-26-0006-edit-2.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-03-2015
Replies: 48
Views: 3,806
Posted By Peter_S
Well, after using Contax and Leicas in rough...

Well, after using Contax and Leicas in rough environments, I should value Made in Japan more than anything else...that "Made in Germany" came with a lot of "repaired in Germany" as well.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 09-02-2015
Replies: 362
Views: 100,556
Posted By Peter_S
Bessa III, Heliopan yellow filter, Ilford FP4+....

Bessa III, Heliopan yellow filter, Ilford FP4+.
Nikon Coolscan LS-8000ED.

http://payload58.cargocollective.com/1/5/172032/3470582/2015-08-29-0001-edit-2.jpg
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 08-30-2015
Replies: 362
Views: 100,556
Posted By Peter_S
Burgenland (Austria). Bessa III + Kodak Ektar...

Burgenland (Austria).
Bessa III + Kodak Ektar 100. Nikon Coolscan LS-8000ED.

http://transit7.cargocollective.com/1/5/172032/3470582/2015-08-29-0003-edit.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-29-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 1,507
Posted By Peter_S
I have a small fireproof...

I have a small fireproof evacuation/emergency/fast-response box in my house in Austria. Passports, documents, cards, harddrive with back-up of images/scanned negatives, and my Contax T3 with two...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 08-26-2015
Replies: 362
Views: 100,556
Posted By Peter_S
Bessa III, HP5+ in Ultrafin T-Plus, Nikon...

Bessa III, HP5+ in Ultrafin T-Plus, Nikon Coolscan LS-8000ED

http://payload58.cargocollective.com/1/5/172032/3470582/55.jpg
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 08-24-2015
Replies: 0
Views: 684
Posted By Peter_S
Bessa III & 667W combo anyone?

Hi!

I am increasingly tempted to get the 667W (Fuji GF670W) in addition to my Bessa III.
While the wide version is financially out of reach for now, I would be interested how Bessa III/GF670 owners...
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