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Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-17-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 5,033
Posted By BobYIL
Do you have any frames developed recently in the...

Do you have any frames developed recently in the 777 (Bluegrass)?

BTW, you have a most interesting website.. Amazing...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-22-2012
Replies: 52
Views: 8,050
Posted By BobYIL
My profession is all about digital technology;...

My profession is all about digital technology; for B&W photography film is my choice.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 09-22-2012
Replies: 5,398
Views: 812,938
Posted By BobYIL
The title says " Leica M Monochrom: best...

The title says " Leica M Monochrom: best pics"... What's wrong for suggesting a couple of things to make the pictures look better, to exhibit the Monochromes capabilities better?

No critics...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 09-22-2012
Replies: 5,398
Views: 812,938
Posted By BobYIL
Thank you for the HU, corrected.

Thank you for the HU, corrected.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-22-2012
Replies: 100
Views: 17,214
Posted By BobYIL
Because good photography IS art.. and to excel in...

Because good photography IS art.. and to excel in art is not for everyone.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 09-22-2012
Replies: 5,398
Views: 812,938
Posted By BobYIL
Kristian, It's obvious you have a good eye and I...

Kristian,

It's obvious you have a good eye and I appreciate your efforts to contribute to this forum. However I believe if you pay a little more attention to your processing then your contribution...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-21-2012
Replies: 54
Views: 7,801
Posted By BobYIL
Not true.. with the same analogy we should not...

Not true.. with the same analogy we should not have anything above film-MF, let alone 4x5 or 8x10 formats.

I was trying to point to the requirements of our day; on one end the sensors are...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-21-2012
Replies: 54
Views: 7,801
Posted By BobYIL
Especially the D800E with Phase One Capture One...

Especially the D800E with Phase One Capture One 6... reveals everything, all weaknesses and faults. I was so happy with my R lenses however after receiving the D800E the magic gone, I was amazed with...
Forum: Sony RX Series 09-21-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 3,371
Posted By BobYIL
Lens/sensor module is a costly solution with FF...

Lens/sensor module is a costly solution with FF sensor. Leaf shutter in each lens is too problematic, having shorter life also top speeds are relatively lower, AF too complicated.

I think Sony is...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-21-2012
Replies: 36
Views: 5,720
Posted By BobYIL
Brilliant and smooth tones; not bothering the...

Brilliant and smooth tones; not bothering the eye at all.
Forum: Sony RX Series 09-21-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 3,371
Posted By BobYIL
The Sonnar is revolutionary... The rear element...

The Sonnar is revolutionary... The rear element is simply huge.. and the MTF curves are examplary (nothing similar I have seen so...
Forum: Sony RX Series 09-21-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 3,371
Posted By BobYIL
The new RX1 and comments from Sony...

A few days ago I was mentioning about why the E-mount could not be suitable for interchangeable lens FF-format for direct mounting; the positioning of the sensor wrt to the flange, also the position...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-21-2012
Replies: 42
Views: 4,263
Posted By BobYIL
-Hopefully the RX1 comes to the market promptly...

-Hopefully the RX1 comes to the market promptly so we can see how it will compare.
- Adox Silvermax: Great! Shall buy..
- Fuji & Zeiss new lenses + VC 21mm.. (Wonderful! APS-C format is to survive...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-21-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1,126
Posted By BobYIL
Loved them! Subjects, backgrounds, timing, humor...

Loved them! Subjects, backgrounds, timing, humor and colors.. I wish you could be posting more such pictures. Thanks!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-21-2012
Replies: 40
Views: 5,524
Posted By BobYIL
Peter, so far nothing could be "invented" any...

Peter, so far nothing could be "invented" any further than the offset microlenses; that also have their own shortcomings. The best remedy is the retrofocus lens design, minimum optical problems but...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-21-2012
Replies: 86
Views: 11,682
Posted By BobYIL
Folks! The engineers at Solms are noting these...

Folks! The engineers at Solms are noting these carefully.. they began to figure out where the virtues to master photography lie "The harder to master, the prouder will feel the users." BTW, the next...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-20-2012
Replies: 40
Views: 5,524
Posted By BobYIL
Human eye has a field of view wider than 90...

Human eye has a field of view wider than 90 degrees which is wider than what we can see with the 21mm Super Angulon. Curved focusing plane may be helpful in reducing the optical deficiencies of very...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 09-20-2012
Replies: 27
Views: 4,517
Posted By BobYIL
Too much dust has been raised these days however...

Too much dust has been raised these days however I wonder if we will ever see a FF interchangeable lens mirrorless compact with AF feature, due to:

- FF-AF lenses are destined to be far larger than...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-20-2012
Replies: 40
Views: 5,524
Posted By BobYIL
-Offset microlenses are employed to cope up with...

-Offset microlenses are employed to cope up with oblique rays coming out of the rear elements close to the sensor surface.

- Offset lenses can not be 100% solution for wide & extreme wide angle...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-20-2012
Replies: 86
Views: 11,682
Posted By BobYIL
Hi Akiva, Leave the fork and road aside, go and...

Hi Akiva,

Leave the fork and road aside, go and check the 100 years old pictures in the below link and then start thinking of how many of us are able to reach the tonality and quality there even...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-20-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,282
Posted By BobYIL
These are from an era of some 100 years ago?! I...

These are from an era of some 100 years ago?!

I hope nobody would feel offended including the owners of the latest digital cameras but looking at the tones and rendition of some pictures there I...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-20-2012
Replies: 40
Views: 5,524
Posted By BobYIL
Curved? No.. The semiconductor disc (wafer) is...

Curved? No.. The semiconductor disc (wafer) is initially "grown" as solid bars of mono-crystalline structure. Then it's cut into slices, delivered as slices. The plant to use them first lap them to...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-20-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 4,385
Posted By BobYIL
Tim wrote: "My whole point is that a "do it all"...

Tim wrote: "My whole point is that a "do it all" camera can't do any one thing as well as the purpose build camera that was built to do that one thing, just like the "do it all" hammer that I...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-20-2012
Replies: 33
Views: 4,202
Posted By BobYIL
Fry the pepper first with tomato.. they turn...

Fry the pepper first with tomato.. they turn soft, then put eggs and when the eggs get harder then put feta cheese.. We do it that way in Turkey.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-20-2012
Replies: 33
Views: 4,202
Posted By BobYIL
Next time add some green pepper too. Mmmmmmmm...

Next time add some green pepper too. Mmmmmmmm...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-19-2012
Replies: 86
Views: 11,682
Posted By BobYIL
Brush and airbrush can coexist.. why...

Brush and airbrush can coexist.. why "fork"?
Forum: Nikon RF 09-19-2012
Replies: 48
Views: 9,352
Posted By BobYIL
Miguel! You deserve a Chardonnay.. :D

Miguel! You deserve a Chardonnay.. :D
Forum: Nikon RF 09-19-2012
Replies: 48
Views: 9,352
Posted By BobYIL
- None of the big-three (those who control the FF...

- None of the big-three (those who control the FF market) can move their fingers to design, invest and produce some 15.000 FF-rangefinder cameras a year (Leica's production quota/year), even Leica...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-19-2012
Replies: 34
Views: 7,498
Posted By BobYIL
Mean "too contrasty"? Reduce development time.....

Mean "too contrasty"? Reduce development time.. Don't be scared with less development in Diafine.. it's a hyperactive developer. Also when you see contrast higher than what you aimed for, then...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-19-2012
Replies: 67
Views: 10,962
Posted By BobYIL
Probably not to cause much problems.. Leica's...

Probably not to cause much problems.. Leica's production was about 80 units a day during the peak season of the M9 sales. Assuming a similar quota to be maintained, 80 sensors a day (with feasible...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-19-2012
Replies: 34
Views: 7,498
Posted By BobYIL
Used it many years, also Microphen.. Diafine is...

Used it many years, also Microphen.. Diafine is known to add one stop over the nominal speed by normal development; negligible loss in gradation, very slight increase in contrast. It's a real push...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-19-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 4,239
Posted By BobYIL
The period of traditional mechanical design and...

The period of traditional mechanical design and manufacturing is over. Camera factories are not filled with tools and dies to manufacture parts of shutters or cocking-advancing mechanisms....
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-18-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 3,262
Posted By BobYIL
I have a 501CM with Acute matte and a Pentax 645N...

I have a 501CM with Acute matte and a Pentax 645N with the original screen.. They do not "pop" for precise focus for quick shots like plain ground glasses do; need careful adjustments. Most of the...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-18-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 3,262
Posted By BobYIL
Anything to do with vibration? Hand held...

Anything to do with vibration? Hand held Hasselblad causes more vibration than the Rollei..
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 09-18-2012
Replies: 136
Views: 18,449
Posted By BobYIL
I am deeply disappointed, as they have no handle...

I am deeply disappointed, as they have no handle offering of Bubinga wood.
Forum: Sony RX Series 09-18-2012
Replies: 104
Views: 19,348
Posted By BobYIL
Add an EVF of Nex-6 type to it, you have a...

Add an EVF of Nex-6 type to it, you have a customer..

(24MP FF, 35mm lens, very compact body, just crop a bit, you have 50mm lens too. I would not need any other lens for street photography.)
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 09-18-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 3,578
Posted By BobYIL
A most welcome development.. First AF-Zeiss (!)...

A most welcome development.. First AF-Zeiss (!) lenses for the APS-C format, then the same for the AF-FF format too. AF- from Zeiss! Remarkable... Just a few FLs would secure Zeiss' position but...
Forum: RFF News 09-18-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 2,579
Posted By BobYIL
Well done! And it's not expensive at all. Please...

Well done! And it's not expensive at all. Please post some samples shot with the intention to show tonalities also a few outdoor portraiture so we can see the highlight rendition. Thank you.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 09-17-2012
Replies: 188
Views: 20,221
Posted By BobYIL
With the exception of the EVF though.. I used it...

With the exception of the EVF though.. I used it with the Nex-5N, one needs to be very careful to not get any hit on the EVF, quite delicate in construction and also in protruding position. Even...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-17-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 2,110
Posted By BobYIL
"Mysterium-X"? Nice idea! Let me have my M3...

"Mysterium-X"? Nice idea! Let me have my M3 inscribed "OBSCURIUM-Z"...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-17-2012
Replies: 34
Views: 7,498
Posted By BobYIL
Exactly my impressions about the hi-speed Ilfords...

Exactly my impressions about the hi-speed Ilfords starting with the HP4 up to HP5+.. Compared to the Tri-X in ordinary developers like the D-76 they exhibit longer highlight gradation, especially...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-17-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 4,135
Posted By BobYIL
Follow this...

Follow this thread.

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showpost.php?p=1968656&postcount=10
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 09-17-2012
Replies: 69
Views: 7,714
Posted By BobYIL
Ah, didn't work for me.. I wish he had based his...

Ah, didn't work for me.. I wish he had based his design on Papaya Whip yellow and Fandango violet..
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 09-17-2012
Replies: 188
Views: 20,221
Posted By BobYIL
(Shhhhhhhhht.. shame!)

(Shhhhhhhhht.. shame!)
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-17-2012
Replies: 149
Views: 19,680
Posted By BobYIL
Engineering sometimes is defined as putting...

Engineering sometimes is defined as putting science to the service of people with the most economical means. (BTW, I'm an engineer too..)

Leica has lost its legendary reliability/dependability...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-17-2012
Replies: 61
Views: 5,061
Posted By BobYIL
"Once upon a time my grandmother was a pretty...

"Once upon a time my grandmother was a pretty girl..."

Leica instead of dreaming of to milk some last drops out of the Jurassic era, should start to ponder about what they should do to gain back...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-16-2012
Replies: 63
Views: 10,222
Posted By BobYIL
The price of the future FF-Mirrorless is around...

The price of the future FF-Mirrorless is around $2000...

The MSRP of the D600 has been announced as $2.096; a clear indication of where the prices of the FF cameras are going to stabilize, at least...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-16-2012
Replies: 62
Views: 8,007
Posted By BobYIL
Dan, Peter's (understatement) advise is...

Dan,

Peter's (understatement) advise is reinforced by his photos. And the M6 prices are so stabilized I do not think you would lose any money if you decide to sell it later.

When I'm asked for a...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-16-2012
Replies: 63
Views: 10,222
Posted By BobYIL
This part is making me wonder: Will it be from...

This part is making me wonder: Will it be from STMicroelectronics as planned initially or the 24MP Sony due to the failed project?
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 09-15-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 1,983
Posted By BobYIL
Beautiful pictures... I wonder if you cropped...

Beautiful pictures... I wonder if you cropped them much as they do not seem like 21mm shots except the indoor one. Thank you for sharing.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-14-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 2,457
Posted By BobYIL
Thank you for the story.. Even those from the...

Thank you for the story.. Even those from the '60s were telling a lot to us..
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-14-2012
Replies: 99
Views: 18,808
Posted By BobYIL
Have you experienced any shortage of spares with...

Have you experienced any shortage of spares with the classical Leicas like the M2, M3 and M4? I have not.. was always able to find a NOS or rarely used replacement; actually most of the time could...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-14-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,840
Posted By BobYIL
In very cloudy weathers or even toward twilight...

In very cloudy weathers or even toward twilight hours I used to shoot 400ASA B&W rated at 800 for motocross races, generally more demanding than biking.. If you pan your camera along action then you...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-13-2012
Replies: 99
Views: 18,808
Posted By BobYIL
Leica M9 and M9-P prices $1.500 down!

Up to $1.500 discount... I think it's a unique chance for those who were planning to buy M9 or M9-P:

http://leicarumors.com/2012/09/13/leica-m9-and-m9-p-cameras-now-with-up-to-1500-discount.aspx/
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 09-13-2012
Replies: 50
Views: 7,230
Posted By BobYIL
Wondering if STMicroelectronics have completed...

Wondering if STMicroelectronics have completed the development of the CMOS sensor for the M10 in time.. or the project completely canceled.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-12-2012
Replies: 79
Views: 10,050
Posted By BobYIL
Seraj, buy an M3, any Summicron 50 or the new...

Seraj, buy an M3, any Summicron 50 or the new C-Sonnar, a Digisix and enjoy a great set for photography (and play HCB too).
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-12-2012
Replies: 204
Views: 21,640
Posted By BobYIL
"Some great things never die.." In the 60's I...

"Some great things never die.."

In the 60's I lived the decay of tubes.. transistors were in everything, welcomed by the audiophiles with praises to fill books. 40 years later the same audiophiles...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-11-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 2,002
Posted By BobYIL
+1 to the group who liked the originals better. I...

+1 to the group who liked the originals better. I recall a number of prize photographs (especially some awarded with Pulitzer) that are technically worst.. However when the content "shines" neither...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-10-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 4,600
Posted By BobYIL
Not unexpected. The number of film manufacturers...

Not unexpected. The number of film manufacturers will shrink down to what demand could "feed".. then it will stabilize for another longer period.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-10-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,068
Posted By BobYIL
Zeiss Ikon is great for overall view. M3 is...

Zeiss Ikon is great for overall view. M3 is stellar for only 50mm.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-09-2012
Replies: 204
Views: 21,640
Posted By BobYIL
Since mid-July I am trying the D800E with a bunch...

Since mid-July I am trying the D800E with a bunch of software Phase One C1, CNX2, LR4 and CS6. Magnificent resolution, brilliant colors, the best dynamic range of the industry, shadows can come out...
Forum: Optics Theory - 09-08-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 1,812
Posted By BobYIL
:D One of them is 50mm and the other one is 60mm...

:D One of them is 50mm and the other one is 60mm lens.
Forum: Optics Theory - 09-08-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 1,812
Posted By BobYIL
It's such general assumptions that cause some...

It's such general assumptions that cause some people feel "obliged" to afford $$$$ for a specific lens with the hope to improve their photography (if not also to satisfy some other needs.)

I have...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-08-2012
Replies: 42
Views: 11,694
Posted By BobYIL
14 zones and ISO 100, heh? Hmmmmm..:)

14 zones and ISO 100, heh? Hmmmmm..:)
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 09-08-2012
Replies: 1
Views: 914
Posted By BobYIL
Do yourself a favor... Steve McCurry

Do yourself a favor this weekend and watch the albums of Steve McCurry in slideshow.

http://stevemccurry.com/galleries/weathering-the%C2%A0elements

:)
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-06-2012
Replies: 223
Views: 52,810
Posted By BobYIL
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8040/7944305122_dd7f...

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8040/7944305122_dd7f2e8433_o.jpg

(Any better performing lens around this focal length?)
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-06-2012
Replies: 223
Views: 52,810
Posted By BobYIL
Cruel but true.. Only Zeiss could do such a lens...

Cruel but true.. Only Zeiss could do such a lens and with no great fuss.. Just like the Macro-Planar 100 vs Apo-Elmarit 100; the former with f2 and still to be regarded as the reference lens of this...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-06-2012
Replies: 223
Views: 52,810
Posted By BobYIL
+ ONE! TWO! TWO HUNDRED! (Hopefully with the...

+ ONE! TWO! TWO HUNDRED!

(Hopefully with the bokeh and anti-flare characteristics of the C-Biogon.. that would be perfect.. )
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-05-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 2,738
Posted By BobYIL
Get the Summitar.. it will match with your...

Get the Summitar.. it will match with your Summilux 35 pre better. I use both.. (It says aperture ring stiff: Almost all my collapsibles used to have stiff apertures when I bought. It's easy to make...
Forum: Fuji X Series 09-05-2012
Replies: 90
Views: 14,466
Posted By BobYIL
Very remarkable.. The X-E1 and the NEX-6 are...

Very remarkable.. The X-E1 and the NEX-6 are sharing the same viewfinder and similar specifications.. Both are to accept other lenses, especially the M-mounts too. Both are compact, very...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 09-04-2012
Replies: 57
Views: 10,538
Posted By BobYIL
I use a 35/3.5 FA autofocus lens on my Pentax...

I use a 35/3.5 FA autofocus lens on my Pentax 645N. Probably the sharpest UWA in medium format.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-04-2012
Replies: 1,667
Views: 474,031
Posted By BobYIL
My! Girmantas, what a wonderful site you have!...

My! Girmantas, what a wonderful site you have! Congratulations..
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-03-2012
Replies: 1,667
Views: 474,031
Posted By BobYIL
And what a fantastic shot from all angles!...

And what a fantastic shot from all angles! Timing, framing, tonality, etc. BTW, this lens is my favorite out of six other Leica mount 35's. If you liked it then try to get a C-Sonnar 50, the best...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-28-2012
Replies: 132
Views: 19,283
Posted By BobYIL
Thank you for reminding my favorite sites that I...

Thank you for reminding my favorite sites that I ignored to visit since two weeks :o .. they are my refreshment sources. And Steve McCurry's blog with "food" pictures was simply...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-26-2012
Replies: 84
Views: 19,682
Posted By BobYIL
Leica need to introduce some new and more...

Leica need to introduce some new and more affordable products if they want to maintain a substantial revenue to survive, especially in the new facilities after this many investments.

Almost all...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-25-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 5,026
Posted By BobYIL
This means that ECP-2D development kits will live...

This means that ECP-2D development kits will live too. Maybe one day we will be using cinema color films like we use the 5222 (Double-X)..
Forum: Optics Theory - 08-25-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 6,435
Posted By BobYIL
Are you sure it is not due to the lack of...

Are you sure it is not due to the lack of rangefinder calibration; i.e. you focus on the rangefinder to 100cm but on film/sensor plane it focuses to 105cm for example? (Naturally to be tested wide...
Forum: Optics Theory - 08-25-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 6,435
Posted By BobYIL
And here are the versions...

And here are the versions tested:

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8296/7859395554_c9e807fa58_b.jpg
Forum: Optics Theory - 08-25-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 6,435
Posted By BobYIL
And finally Summicron Collapsible. Focus shift is...

And finally Summicron Collapsible. Focus shift is noticable.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8300/7859386016_f6834abec5_b.jpg
Forum: Optics Theory - 08-25-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 6,435
Posted By BobYIL
This is Summicron V3. Another faultless focusing...

This is Summicron V3. Another faultless focusing performance (f2, 2.8, 4 and 5.6)

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8291/7859386506_757678da26_b.jpg
Forum: Optics Theory - 08-25-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 6,435
Posted By BobYIL
True.. no shift is observable; here's the...

True.. no shift is observable; here's the Summicron DR, from left to right f2, 2.8, 4 and 5.6.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8431/7859386292_bb90f57c3b_b.jpg
Forum: Optics Theory - 08-25-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 6,435
Posted By BobYIL
"Finally the reference class Summicron 50/2,...

"Finally the reference class Summicron 50/2, current formula (!),"

Mine is too the tabbed one and it focus-shifts.

Focus-shift is not a discrepancy based on sample.. it's a deficiency (or fault)...
Forum: Optics Theory - 08-25-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 6,435
Posted By BobYIL
The C-Sonnar shifts exactly the same on film and...

The C-Sonnar shifts exactly the same on film and digital. Both M-flanges, digital or film have exactly the same register distances of 27.8mm. The digital, due to higher resolution, enhances the...
Forum: Optics Theory - 08-24-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 6,435
Posted By BobYIL
Does your Summicron focus-shift?

It is not difficult to detect if a lens focus-shifts; we can also measure how far it does. First place two rulers perpendicular to each other as shown in the picture, the vertical one at 45 degrees...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 08-23-2012
Replies: 79
Views: 19,331
Posted By BobYIL
Regarding to the 35mm side of your wish: If you...

Regarding to the 35mm side of your wish: If you pay great emphasis on the output quality (even for web) then put these two formats apart from each other. To like flatbed results demands some...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-22-2012
Replies: 32
Views: 4,997
Posted By BobYIL
Everything's fine except the color... I'd like it...

Everything's fine except the color... I'd like it in black chrome.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-21-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 3,301
Posted By BobYIL
For all leathers and vulcanites (although they...

For all leathers and vulcanites (although they have nothing to do with leather) I use neatsfoot oil. A reliable formula since long decades.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-21-2012
Replies: 59
Views: 12,059
Posted By BobYIL
Damien, The replacement of the strap lugs is not...

Damien,

The replacement of the strap lugs is not something to be performed like replacing a screw on the outer surface of an M-body, the camera needs to be dismantled down to the bare metal...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 08-21-2012
Replies: 51
Views: 12,001
Posted By BobYIL
Ah, the 6mm f2.8!!! "Those were the days...."...

Ah, the 6mm f2.8!!! "Those were the days...." Nikon probably will never produce such exotic lenses again.. :(
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 08-20-2012
Replies: 42
Views: 16,447
Posted By BobYIL
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8430/7827110454_dac7...

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8430/7827110454_dac7f81f90_b.jpg

Both are enlarged to about 150cm.. both @f5.6.. one is the Summicron 35/2 Aspherical and the other one Summicron-C 40/2. I can't say...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-20-2012
Replies: 59
Views: 12,059
Posted By BobYIL
Damien, for replacement lugs check this site too:...

Damien, for replacement lugs check this site too: (I buy from them)

http://www.micro-tools.com/store/SearchByKeyword.aspx?word=leica+strap

(If you have no experience, then leave it to a qualified...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 08-20-2012
Replies: 88
Views: 19,362
Posted By BobYIL
We must try to think in a more fair way: "If...

We must try to think in a more fair way: "If Krystian had not shoot it then would it be possible to see something similar in our own surroundings? If he had no shoot it but tried to describe by...
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 08-20-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 3,386
Posted By BobYIL
:D What a nice surprise for you! I suggest you...

:D What a nice surprise for you!

I suggest you order asap this glass protector if you want it remain like new. I used this in my former Nex-5 and using on the new Nex-5N too: (It's glass, very...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-20-2012
Replies: 59
Views: 12,059
Posted By BobYIL
Since the '60s I used to carry my M's in hand, no...

Since the '60s I used to carry my M's in hand, no strap whatsoever. Just a small (or large) shoulder bag depending on the circumstances, and the camera either in my hand or in the bag. :)

(Most of...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-20-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 3,325
Posted By BobYIL
(Roland, he needs straight tipped small type lens...

(Roland, he needs straight tipped small type lens spanner for that slotted ring..)
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-20-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 3,325
Posted By BobYIL
Add them the special tool w. two tiny protrudings...

Add them the special tool w. two tiny protrudings at the ends for the front levers, etc. and a Wiha small screwdriver set. In one service they pay themselves back and I service my Leicas since long...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-20-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 3,325
Posted By BobYIL
I use this set.....

I use this set..
http://www.ebay.com/itm/9-Pieces-Wrench-Clamp-Tool-Kit-For-Repair-CLA-Leica-M2-M3-M4-M5-M6-M7-MP-Cameras-/180811741291?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2a1938386b

9 wrenches cover...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 08-19-2012
Replies: 51
Views: 12,001
Posted By BobYIL
Let me clarify: We all are assuming Sony would be...

Let me clarify: We all are assuming Sony would be able to "squeeze" a FF-sensor into the E-mount... I do not think so, they need another type mount, a different configuration to move those pins...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-19-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 1,026
Posted By BobYIL
Inquiry about M4 & M2 Viewfinders and Eyeglasses..

Rather for those who own (or used) both the M4 and M2 bodies with 35mm lenses and wearing eyeglasses:

With my eyeglasses (-2.50) I can see the right and left bright (vertical) lines of the 35mm...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 08-19-2012
Replies: 78
Views: 23,719
Posted By BobYIL
Not really.. let me try to explain.. 1. DOF...

Not really.. let me try to explain..

1. DOF (depth of focus) at f1.5; it's only a few centimeters deep at the closest focusing distances of 50mm or longer lenses, while it is meters long at far...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 08-19-2012
Replies: 78
Views: 23,719
Posted By BobYIL
Digital "accentuates" the optical faults more.....

Digital "accentuates" the optical faults more.. On an M3, especially with hi-spped films like the Tri-X or HP5+ you would hardly notice some of these faults.. (And even after noticing them I believe...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-19-2012
Replies: 38
Views: 6,470
Posted By BobYIL
Get the 28/1.8G.. I am amazed with it.. According...

Get the 28/1.8G.. I am amazed with it.. According to the Lensrental's tests it is the best one after the Zeiss 25/2 and the sharpest wide angle lens of Nikon.. (Check Photozone...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-19-2012
Replies: 38
Views: 6,470
Posted By BobYIL
Congratulations; you will not be sorry.. In case...

Congratulations; you will not be sorry.. In case of need some new lenses, the 28/1.8G, 50/1.8G and 85/1.8G are highly recommended; just finished testing them on the D800E. Corner to corner sharpness...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 08-19-2012
Replies: 37
Views: 7,944
Posted By BobYIL
What could be said to a man who says having the...

What could be said to a man who says having the D800E and does not believe in what he saw...

The first one is from Ming Thein's MM & Apo-Summicron, enlarged to 175cm then...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 08-19-2012
Replies: 37
Views: 7,944
Posted By BobYIL
They are not "bold, negative" and above all...

They are not "bold, negative" and above all "assumptions".. They are physics = technical realities.

Go to this site and check your own camera's DR against the M9 (also check some late APS-C cameras...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 08-18-2012
Replies: 37
Views: 7,944
Posted By BobYIL
I do not want to rain on the parade of some...

I do not want to rain on the parade of some members who are waiting for the MM to buy, but while this sensor was lacking more than two stops of DR compared to the top CMOS sensors what is the point...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-18-2012
Replies: 167
Views: 28,196
Posted By BobYIL
Actually right weeks to buy...

Actually right weeks to buy...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 08-18-2012
Replies: 37
Views: 7,944
Posted By BobYIL
Cooool! Did you notice his right shoe too? (4:30)

Cooool! Did you notice his right shoe too? (4:30)
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 08-18-2012
Replies: 88
Views: 19,362
Posted By BobYIL
Just out of curiosity: What really made your "jaw...

Just out of curiosity: What really made your "jaw dropped"? Was it a nicely lit, well composed, finely depicted picture that was hard to capture under those conditions or was it not possible with an...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 08-17-2012
Replies: 51
Views: 12,001
Posted By BobYIL
No concern.. Even 26.80 would suffice.. M-mount...

No concern.. Even 26.80 would suffice.. M-mount is 27.80mm and all LTM to M mount adapters are only 1.0mm thick. (LTM register distance is 28.80mm)

27mm distance is of secondary issue. It's not like...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-17-2012
Replies: 55
Views: 8,032
Posted By BobYIL
I am not wondering about the M10 as it will not...

I am not wondering about the M10 as it will not be far from the M9 in general design.. What I'm wondering is whether the STMicroelectronics could finish the developing of a CMOS sensor for Leica; and...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 08-17-2012
Replies: 51
Views: 12,001
Posted By BobYIL
Surely this is only rumor however SR5 means a...

Surely this is only rumor however SR5 means a little more than rumor.

Assuming Sony is going to introduce a FF Nex: The most probable sensor would be the one on the A99 or D600-24MP (the one on the...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 08-15-2012
Replies: 78
Views: 23,719
Posted By BobYIL
Chandler, first try to place Mr. Mark somewhat 45...

Chandler, first try to place Mr. Mark somewhat 45 degrees to the camera and focus on the same eye again. Around f2.8 you will see the breads seeming sharper than his eye.

It's my favorite 50 and I...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-15-2012
Replies: 49
Views: 14,607
Posted By BobYIL
Kevin, thank you for sharing such a wonderful...

Kevin, thank you for sharing such a wonderful series. BTW, have the #21 framed at your first convenience (an abstract masterpiece..)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-13-2012
Replies: 171
Views: 17,860
Posted By BobYIL
My! In just half a day over 170 messages?! Kodak...

My! In just half a day over 170 messages?! Kodak has died already in this forum while turning out films at the Rochester plant :D .

Why would a beloved, highly regarded, reasonably priced...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-13-2012
Replies: 171
Views: 17,860
Posted By BobYIL
Does the production of say Tri-X require huge...

Does the production of say Tri-X require huge orders to run as batch to be feasible? Not at all according to a contractor who was telling that the min. order should be around $14K. (Even 100 members...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-13-2012
Replies: 171
Views: 17,860
Posted By BobYIL
I am not concerning at all... Many productions...

I am not concerning at all... Many productions survived through downsizing or changing hands.. The "surgery" needed was not new news and also under the current management the patient was not...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-13-2012
Replies: 53
Views: 8,375
Posted By BobYIL
Time surely will tell, however JUST the contrary...

Time surely will tell, however JUST the contrary of what Falk Lumo tries to point out with faulty depiction of the realities and trends with this chart and questionable...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-12-2012
Replies: 53
Views: 8,375
Posted By BobYIL
Very true.. Soon the 1-micron technology employed...

Very true.. Soon the 1-micron technology employed in the majority of the P&S cameras today will be utilized in the APS-C format too, and this format will reach some 200MP, the FF half GP (waiting...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-12-2012
Replies: 53
Views: 8,375
Posted By BobYIL
Two conditional answers: - No, I won't buy.. I...

Two conditional answers:

- No, I won't buy.. I have the Nex-5N, 16MP with a fine EVF, offset microlenses so I can use all my Leica lenses, satisfactory "peaking" type manual focus, great CMOS sensor...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-10-2012
Replies: 66
Views: 10,903
Posted By BobYIL
I wonder how much the "Maria Sharapova" version...

I wonder how much the "Maria Sharapova" version be offered for.. More than €20K???
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-09-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 2,317
Posted By BobYIL
Very true.. sometimes I wonder how much my...

Very true.. sometimes I wonder how much my photography has progressed since the '60s.. (no clear evidence so far :o )
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-09-2012
Replies: 45
Views: 7,981
Posted By BobYIL
Yeah! Dedicated to those who claim that B&W...

Yeah! Dedicated to those who claim that B&W photography is dead for photojournalism..
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-09-2012
Replies: 45
Views: 7,981
Posted By BobYIL
Stunning photos.. when I see such shots I do not...

Stunning photos.. when I see such shots I do not believe that still photography would be a thing of past in photojournalism. Thanks Bob..
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-09-2012
Replies: 33
Views: 7,636
Posted By BobYIL
Apparently poor, probably homeless or not,...

Apparently poor, probably homeless or not, whatever is the truth, but the joy this father and son shared impressed me too much...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-09-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 2,317
Posted By BobYIL
Henri Cartier Bresson once said...

"Your first 10.000 photographs are your worst."

Don't make it an issue, folks.. Shoot digital, shoot everything/anything around you and watch your actuation counter.. After a week or two, you may...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-09-2012
Replies: 46
Views: 9,224
Posted By BobYIL
There is another side of the coin.. (and a not so...

There is another side of the coin.. (and a not so nice side..)

Many of such top photographers used to receive their Leicas for free.. (I wonder how many of them paid for them from their own...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-09-2012
Replies: 46
Views: 9,224
Posted By BobYIL
I think this clip by Leica at youtube stinks...

I think this clip by Leica at youtube stinks advertisement. Put a Leica cap on Mr. Davidson's head and show his Leicas as if they were the ticket to ride to become Bruce Davidson.

I know his...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-07-2012
Replies: 35
Views: 10,885
Posted By BobYIL
How about affording a little more for an...

How about affording a little more for an Elmarit-R 60/2.8? A great lens by all accounts if you can live with f2.8 aperture. Corner to corner sharpness like reproduction lenses, the warmest color in...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-07-2012
Replies: 1
Views: 780
Posted By BobYIL
O' Bruce Davidson!

Almost 70 years in photography since her mother built him a darkroom when he was only 10! A distinguished Magnum member excelled mostly in B&W like the majority of the old masters, however by...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-07-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 5,939
Posted By BobYIL
If you start with HP5 + ID-11 (D-76) combination...

If you start with HP5 + ID-11 (D-76) combination and master it for straight and 1:1 dilutions for speeds from ISO 320 to 800, then you may find them being still your favorite even after many years....
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-07-2012
Replies: 32
Views: 6,207
Posted By BobYIL
There is a class of "parasites" on top of a...

There is a class of "parasites" on top of a portion of the American production and finance world. They always win, even in the situations while the companies they lead go bankrupt. I hope and wish...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-03-2012
Replies: 52
Views: 7,863
Posted By BobYIL
"can chose from a large collection": Where's that...

"can chose from a large collection": Where's that collection? :)

Sensor market is an ultra-sophisticated one.. First, the "top" sensors are not developed to share with others. Nikon developed the...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-03-2012
Replies: 66
Views: 10,903
Posted By BobYIL
$10K = 50 rolls of Provia 400X? :eek:

$10K = 50 rolls of Provia 400X? :eek:
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-03-2012
Replies: 52
Views: 7,863
Posted By BobYIL
This sensor has been designed and developed by...

This sensor has been designed and developed by Nikon and the production has been subcontracted to Sony Semiconductor, not to Sony.. Even Sony can not use it without having a license from Nikon. And...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 08-03-2012
Replies: 53
Views: 8,921
Posted By BobYIL
Having worked for Texas Instruments for IC and...

Having worked for Texas Instruments for IC and Darlington production I doubt that an efficient masking technology could be developed for spherical surfaces, especially for today's requirements of...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-03-2012
Replies: 52
Views: 7,863
Posted By BobYIL
After living some decades of up and downs, after...

After living some decades of up and downs, after Leitz had realized that they would not be able to cope up with the competition through mere engineering and technology, they began to introduce a...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 08-02-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 5,552
Posted By BobYIL
You mean some "pearlessence" like...

You mean some "pearlessence" like this?

http://unblinkingeye.com/Articles/Harvey/P02/p02.html
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-02-2012
Replies: 139
Views: 26,607
Posted By BobYIL
35/2.8 C-Biogon is a great lens for creamy bokeh,...

35/2.8 C-Biogon is a great lens for creamy bokeh, top sharpness, flare resistance, almost no distortion, size, etc., if one can live with f2.8 and warmer colors compared to Leicas.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 08-01-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 2,761
Posted By BobYIL
I'm using 5400 and 5400-II, very pleased with the...

I'm using 5400 and 5400-II, very pleased with the scan quality. The former one is quite slow though..
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 08-01-2012
Replies: 32
Views: 7,425
Posted By BobYIL
The issue is not 0.Something mm of error in the...

The issue is not 0.Something mm of error in the register distance.. Surely LV will compensate for it through focus movements.. However if the flange to couple to the lens was 0.1mm "higher" at the...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 07-31-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 1,591
Posted By BobYIL
Don't touch it.. It's a fine photo, more than...

Don't touch it.. It's a fine photo, more than that it's a "correct" photo, that's why it catches interest graphically although none of the subjects involved can be regarded as interesting.

It's...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 07-31-2012
Replies: 44
Views: 9,000
Posted By BobYIL
Note that the XP1 sensor employs no offset...

Note that the XP1 sensor employs no offset microlenses to handle oblique rays properly and being APS-C format do not expect flawless performance from it with the conventional wide angle lenses;...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-28-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 5,163
Posted By BobYIL
Zeiss claims the highest resolution achieved by...

Zeiss claims the highest resolution achieved by ZM lenses is about 400 line pairs/mm (25 Biogon, I too see it's fantastic) whereas the same limit for ZF, ZE is about 300 lp/mm (25/2.0 Distagon, 50 &...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-14-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 3,756
Posted By BobYIL
I have been using multiple M2's, M3's and M4's...

I have been using multiple M2's, M3's and M4's since decades; they are better than any M you can find -including the latest versions- as long as you do not need built-in metering.

I service my own...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-12-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 5,755
Posted By BobYIL
Here's the procedure I clean my lenses: 1. Brush...

Here's the procedure I clean my lenses:

1. Brush the surface for any dust particle.
2. Breath on the surface and wipe with microfiber cloth.
3. If not clean, then apply pure isopropyl alcohol...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-11-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 2,316
Posted By BobYIL
I will be waiting for one engraved "Novicestück"...

I will be waiting for one engraved "Novicestück" but costing less than a regular M9.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 07-10-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 6,914
Posted By BobYIL
Lucky you.. The C-Sonnar is my "prime" amongst a...

Lucky you.. The C-Sonnar is my "prime" amongst a dozen 50's.. Terrific is the word to describe the sharpness of the 25mm Biogon -Zeiss claims up to 400 lines/mm!- The C-Biogon 35 looks humble...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-08-2012
Replies: 209
Views: 16,231
Posted By BobYIL
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/image.php?u...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/image.php?u=29571&dateline=1271089539 Yes.. First, the angle of the baguette. Then, why does he wear a helmet? Is she a basketball player? Is this a scene...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-08-2012
Replies: 33
Views: 4,510
Posted By BobYIL
One should not sell a film Hasselblad to buy a...

One should not sell a film Hasselblad to buy a film Leica, likewise a film Leica is not to be sold to buy a film Hasselblad.. These are against the divine rules set by the Mount Olympus (and wife)....
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-08-2012
Replies: 47
Views: 4,195
Posted By BobYIL
F.. 30 years long this camera was in the tankbags...

F.. 30 years long this camera was in the tankbags of my motorcycles.. camps.. mountain tops.. freezing temperatures to 40C seashores.. Not serviced yet except I replaced the foams and seals. Take...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 07-07-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 3,901
Posted By BobYIL
Oooo! Focusing distance scale on the 14mm! ...

Oooo! Focusing distance scale on the 14mm! This means only one thing: No need to rotate the focusing ring hundred times as in the other Fuji lenses!! Perhaps the engineers are working to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-06-2012
Replies: 165
Views: 19,088
Posted By BobYIL
Those classical boxers are like the film Leicas.....

Those classical boxers are like the film Leicas.. they never wear out, never phase out. My first bike was an R25/2 when I was 16 and the last one was an R100GS.. Have a set of wrenches in the bag, go...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 07-06-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 2,875
Posted By BobYIL
If the veneer is making these prices run over the...

If the veneer is making these prices run over the stratosphere, then I wonder of "his" sale prices without the veneer..;)

(Time to cover one of my M's with the most exotic sort of Bubinga veneer...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-06-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 1,843
Posted By BobYIL
I think you will find some very interesting...

I think you will find some very interesting "things" to be afforded with a student budget here:

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/Q311waterproofcompactgrouptest
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-06-2012
Replies: 41
Views: 5,261
Posted By BobYIL
We can't know, you're the one found it.. what...

We can't know, you're the one found it.. what does it feel like?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-06-2012
Replies: 32
Views: 6,487
Posted By BobYIL
I wish I could be having that many plain F's......

I wish I could be having that many plain F's... :) They are the M's of the SLR world (actually more dependable than the M's.. voice of...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-06-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 4,568
Posted By BobYIL
There is no such "3D-ness" specifically for the...

There is no such "3D-ness" specifically for the Leica lenses.. Some contributing factors, IMHO:

Microcontrast: Better separation of the subject contours with respect to the other subjects,...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-05-2012
Replies: 41
Views: 5,261
Posted By BobYIL
Bozons found finally, heh? ... the question now...

Bozons found finally, heh? ... the question now whether the Morions, Idions and Imbeccillions will be found..
Forum: Zeiss Contax 07-04-2012
Replies: 88
Views: 25,312
Posted By BobYIL
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8160/7506314370_7303...

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8160/7506314370_7303477ca4_c.jpg

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8144/7506364920_a769fa68d1.jpg

Finally found a proper vintage hood for the 50/1.5 Sonnar. It says "WALZ...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-04-2012
Replies: 165
Views: 19,088
Posted By BobYIL
What an admirable hobby! Nothing comes close to...

What an admirable hobby! Nothing comes close to real wood, no fashion or trend with the natural materials: Make something and it lives with you.:)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-04-2012
Replies: 209
Views: 16,231
Posted By BobYIL
I see a little vignetting around the corners...

I see a little vignetting around the corners though.. :D
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 07-04-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 1,483
Posted By BobYIL
I have one tin-can 30m roll of HP4 (not even...

I have one tin-can 30m roll of HP4 (not even HP4+) from 1971! Surfaced out while moving my house :D, 41 years outside of a fridge. But I will not throw it away before testing.

As for your case: Go...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-03-2012
Replies: 209
Views: 16,231
Posted By BobYIL
"It was 1947... after the WWII... the year Leica...

"It was 1947... after the WWII... the year Leica was trying to catch up with the production figures prior to the pre-war era.. The series starting with 420xxx initiated... On the morning of the 15th...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-03-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 2,305
Posted By BobYIL
R & C SERVICE di Rentsch Wolfgang e Calvi Ennio -...

R & C SERVICE di Rentsch Wolfgang e Calvi Ennio - Via Plinio 40 - 20129 Milano - Tel. 0229531867 - Fax 0229513803

BENATTI - Via Dezza 41 - 20144 Milano - Tel. 02435461

(I recall "G" seal from...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-03-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 2,305
Posted By BobYIL
:D:D:D:D (Can't you send it to Germany with...

:D:D:D:D (Can't you send it to Germany with registered post? Should not cost much..)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-02-2012
Replies: 303
Views: 46,764
Posted By BobYIL
Thank you! From now on I may not need to feel...

Thank you! From now on I may not need to feel embarrassed...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-02-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 2,305
Posted By BobYIL
Go through this link, you will find what you...

Go through this link, you will find what you need:

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=65581
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-02-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 1,665
Posted By BobYIL
The DSLRs have register distances (mounting...

The DSLRs have register distances (mounting flange surface to the sensor surface) much larger than the RF lenses. If you want to use your M-mount lenses on digital bodies then choose from a few...
Forum: Optics Theory - 07-02-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 4,043
Posted By BobYIL
You are right, as the majority of the macro...

You are right, as the majority of the macro lenses have been designed rather for the FF format, however this should be no issue: Buy a FF lens of your choice and use an auto-extension ring.. Even...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 07-02-2012
Replies: 42
Views: 4,871
Posted By BobYIL
dotur... HCB would be proud of...

dotur... HCB would be proud of you!

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/29760/U29760I1341168273.SEQ.0.jpg

Bobfrance......
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-02-2012
Replies: 45
Views: 8,586
Posted By BobYIL
If you were using the EF mount -5DII for example-...

If you were using the EF mount -5DII for example- then it would be easy.. 50/1.2L or 85/1.2L (especially!) have the smoothest bokeh known. (Or, a Nex-5N with the FD versions of these lenses, not so...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-02-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 2,305
Posted By BobYIL
IMO, "It seems not to affect IQ anyway" can be...

IMO, "It seems not to affect IQ anyway" can be stated when you compare it to a CLA'ed one, however " I think I can live with it" is absolutely up to you.

Do you have any experience in lens...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-02-2012
Replies: 45
Views: 8,586
Posted By BobYIL
Do not expect the same bokeh of the C-sonnar from...

Do not expect the same bokeh of the C-sonnar from any lens around 50mm FL; it's a weird & unique design; the "abrupt" changes in focused-OOF areas are to be duplicated rather by longer focal lengths,...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-02-2012
Replies: 45
Views: 8,586
Posted By BobYIL
I am afraid that you will not be able to find an...

I am afraid that you will not be able to find an exact equivalent, for the C-Sonnar is known for rather abrupt transitions from focused to OOF areas, still delivering a buttery smooth dream-like...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-01-2012
Replies: 25
Views: 5,552
Posted By BobYIL
I say go for it with caution.. In the 60s I used...

I say go for it with caution.. In the 60s I used a Yashica 124G with the Yashinon 3.5 lens, a Tessar formula undoubtedly. To align the new lens could be an issue (more than centering it with the axis...
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 06-30-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,909
Posted By BobYIL
First, Welcome to the forum.. I used both, the...

First, Welcome to the forum..

I used both, the difference between the -5 and -5N is mainly on the sensor, the latter features offset microlenses on the sensor; reduces smearing & color shift with...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-30-2012
Replies: 43
Views: 10,525
Posted By BobYIL
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3593/5764757428_2109...

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3593/5764757428_210989a69a_z.jpg

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7216/7400947828_9453fda40d_z.jpg

For long years I have used both versions however the f2.8 is superior...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 06-30-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 2,619
Posted By BobYIL
The 28ZM is an excellent lens, a close clone of...

The 28ZM is an excellent lens, a close clone of the G28, so good that Zeiss did not feel a need to change the formula. The 25ZM on the other hand is an outstanding lens, Zeiss claims its resolution...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-30-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 7,248
Posted By BobYIL
Lovely set, came like refreshment this Saturday.....

Lovely set, came like refreshment this Saturday.. the colors of #12 & 13 are beautiful.. Thank you for sharing..
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-29-2012
Replies: 25
Views: 4,156
Posted By BobYIL
^Loved the first photo..:)

^Loved the first photo..:)
Forum: Fuji X Series 06-29-2012
Replies: 104
Views: 20,142
Posted By BobYIL
Fast AF today (pro-cameras, OM-D, Nikon V1...

Fast AF today (pro-cameras, OM-D, Nikon V1 series) means focusing will be accomplished in less than 60 milliseconds, that is roughly 1/16th of a second (less than one-tenth).. This is the new...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-29-2012
Replies: 108
Views: 19,454
Posted By BobYIL
There should be a reason of why this 29...

There should be a reason of why this 29 picture-series Lynn shot on film but not digital.. I wish I could really be seeing the projected slide show of...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-29-2012
Replies: 108
Views: 19,454
Posted By BobYIL
Oh, yes! ...

Oh, yes! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKjzQmEW__Y&feature=related

and here too http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_G6pRDenIvk&feature=relmfu
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-29-2012
Replies: 108
Views: 19,454
Posted By BobYIL
Boring heh? Do the otherwise.. That money will...

Boring heh? Do the otherwise.. That money will leave the pocket, then you will feel comfortable but few days later you'll start scratching your head.. :D
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-29-2012
Replies: 108
Views: 19,454
Posted By BobYIL
That's it.. (The wise move of the day :) )

That's it.. (The wise move of the day :) )
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-29-2012
Replies: 108
Views: 19,454
Posted By BobYIL
Yes, IMO.. BTW, if I had a Mamiya 7 I would not...

Yes, IMO.. BTW, if I had a Mamiya 7 I would not be thinking of an Hasselblad (you have MF Leica!) and rather spend my money for the great 43 and 150.. Use it handheld down to 1/15 as well as on a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-29-2012
Replies: 108
Views: 19,454
Posted By BobYIL
Because it's a very handsome camera.. However...

Because it's a very handsome camera.. However it's rather a tripod camera. IMHO, the best handheld reflex MFs are the TLRs if you can cope up with very limited choice of lenses. I have tried the...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 06-28-2012
Replies: 59
Views: 11,970
Posted By BobYIL
I think some of the new photographers were trying...

I think some of the new photographers were trying to establish a personal style - a signature- through a little eccentricity; most probably after trying hard with the conventional way and not...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-28-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,271
Posted By BobYIL
It should not be so.. Since 1963, I probably...

It should not be so.. Since 1963, I probably re-aligned my M-cameras (M2, M3 and M4) not more than 5 or 6 times (some none, some maybe once). As I remember each case was nothing more than a fine...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 06-28-2012
Replies: 59
Views: 11,970
Posted By BobYIL
I would not criticize his shooting style, after...

I would not criticize his shooting style, after all it's a personal approach; however for the results: If I were printing similar to his pictures way back in 1964 while learning printing in the...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 06-28-2012
Replies: 59
Views: 11,970
Posted By BobYIL
Leica Monochrom and Jacob Aue Sobol...

Magnum photographer Jacob Aue Sobol with the Leica Monochrom.

In video:

http://vimeo.com/42305451

Photographs:

http://www.auesobol.dk/work/index.php?Arrivals_and_Departures?image=0
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-28-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 1,256
Posted By BobYIL
Advanced sensor technology, hi-MP sensors,...

Advanced sensor technology, hi-MP sensors, hi-ISO, fast-AF are not anymore for pro-class cameras only. The last two years brought a lot of innovations, today we have excellent choices ranging from ...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-28-2012
Replies: 40
Views: 4,577
Posted By BobYIL
- Leica knows that adding AF to their FF body...

- Leica knows that adding AF to their FF body would add additional ones to their existing issues. Reliability of Leica is not anymore as in the film days. To realize a reliable AF they need a lot of...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 06-28-2012
Replies: 26
Views: 4,136
Posted By BobYIL
I have the old Sonnar (Opton) as well as the new...

I have the old Sonnar (Opton) as well as the new C-Sonnar too (both in black and chrome).

All 50mm Sonnar designs, new or old, exhibit focus shift due to residual spherical aberrations; so does the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-28-2012
Replies: 106
Views: 8,442
Posted By BobYIL
Keith, would this blender travel with you too? :D

Keith, would this blender travel with you too? :D
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-28-2012
Replies: 106
Views: 8,442
Posted By BobYIL
I have the cameras, film too.. with $12K in...

I have the cameras, film too.. with $12K in pocket, just to do this, as much as I could do...:

(Watch slideshow, an amazing...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-27-2012
Replies: 106
Views: 8,442
Posted By BobYIL
Oww! Give me that $12K, I will cover your...

Oww! Give me that $12K, I will cover your darkroom with Vitra tiles and use stainless steel piping.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-27-2012
Replies: 40
Views: 4,577
Posted By BobYIL
[[email protected];1913289].... Technically...

[[email protected];1913289].... Technically speaking, from a quality point of view, there is no real reason to stick with film. Especially if you take an M Monochrom which is producing...
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