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Forum: Leica M9 / ME 3 Days Ago
Replies: 45
Views: 1,806
Posted By Kent
I have seen those a-la-carte model in the dispay...

I have seen those a-la-carte model in the dispay cabinet in Wetzlar, some of them at least. They are... well... depending on the colour nice to downright ugly. But beauty is in the eye of the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-02-2019
Replies: 168
Views: 5,963
Posted By Kent
I hope that film is coming back big time. I still...

I hope that film is coming back big time. I still have some really nice film cameras to sell. ;)
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-27-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 1,353
Posted By Kent
Generally, all the 7Artisans lenses have really...

Generally, all the 7Artisans lenses have really surprised me!
Excellent built and once adjusted correctly a good performance, comparable to my Voigtländer lenses (28, 35 and 75mm).
Yes, a Leica lens...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-27-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 1,353
Posted By Kent
I think it is great that can adjust the focus so...

I think it is great that can adjust the focus so easily with 7Artisans lenses - uf necessary, that is.

My 1.1/50: precise focus out of the box
My 2.0/35: precise focus out of the box
My 1.4/28: see...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-18-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 1,172
Posted By Kent
JCH 400 (Japan Camera Hunter)

JCH 400 (Japan Camera Hunter)
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-05-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 837
Posted By Kent
Sure. Kind of constantly. ;) I'm really torn...

Sure. Kind of constantly. ;)
I'm really torn there. On the one hand I would like to sell most of my stuff and only keep the things I really love, on the other hand I want to be prepared for different...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-05-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 2,555
Posted By Kent
Hmmm... I guess it would by my NEX-3 that I...

Hmmm... I guess it would by my NEX-3 that I bought used for little money and my Leica Summicron-M 2/90 adapted to it.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-27-2019
Replies: 638
Views: 17,833
Posted By Kent
Beautiful!!

Beautiful!!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-22-2019
Replies: 7,469
Views: 3,818,362
Posted By Kent
M (beloved) M240 in an Italian leather half-case...

M (beloved) M240 in an Italian leather half-case and with an adapted and coupled Leitz Focotar 4.5/50.

https://retrocameracs.files.wordpress.com/2019/02/focotar_m240_3.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-22-2019
Replies: 638
Views: 17,833
Posted By Kent
Anne. Leica SL & Summilux-SL 50 @ Leica...

Anne. Leica SL & Summilux-SL 50 @ Leica...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-22-2019
Replies: 638
Views: 17,833
Posted By Kent
Anne. Leica Monochrom & Summicron-M 75 @ Café...

Anne. Leica Monochrom & Summicron-M 75 @ Café Leitz in...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-22-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 2,465
Posted By Kent
Portrait-session with the theme "text". That's...

Portrait-session with the theme "text". That's why we have the books and the writing on her body.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-21-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,441
Posted By Kent
I could never do that (unless I really had...

I could never do that (unless I really had to).
For me it would have to be a 50mm lens.
Probably, my M and a 50.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-21-2019
Replies: 118
Views: 4,437
Posted By Kent
Have had several J8, still have a black one and a...

Have had several J8, still have a black one and a chrome one and used to have a J3.

The J8 is a "better" lens, as far as "lab performance" and aberrations are concerned, but the J3 has much more...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-21-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 2,465
Posted By Kent
7artisans 1.1/50 on Leica M240 Model: the...

7artisans 1.1/50 on Leica M240

Model: the charming and gorgeous Amelie
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-24-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 498
Posted By Kent
It's rather complicated. I could never have done...

It's rather complicated. I could never have done it on my own. The basic work Henry, a friend of mine, has done. He is some kind of lens tinkering genius.

It all started with a version for Sony NEX...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-24-2019
Replies: 212
Views: 8,216
Posted By Kent
Some time ago, I bought a Nikon F90x for very...

Some time ago, I bought a Nikon F90x for very little money. Excellent camera. No beauty, but reliable and well performing.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-24-2019
Replies: 9,046
Views: 888,862
Posted By Kent
HandeVision Iberit 2.4/24...

HandeVision Iberit 2.4/24

https://retrocameracs.files.wordpress.com/2019/02/dsc05680s.jpg
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-24-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 498
Posted By Kent
Leitz Focotar 4.5/50 for Leica M

Wait a minute! The Focotar is an old enlarger lens! How on earth would you use that on a Leica M body?

Well, like...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-24-2019
Replies: 386
Views: 36,343
Posted By Kent
I agree. The 7A 1.1/50 is sharp if it is focussed...

I agree. The 7A 1.1/50 is sharp if it is focussed correctly. Not easy to do that with a rangefinder but possible. Love that lens!
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 03-24-2019
Replies: 112
Views: 5,667
Posted By Kent
After my M8, the M(240) was the next digital M I...

After my M8, the M(240) was the next digital M I bought.
Has worked great ever since. Love it!

(I was even able to adjust the rangefinder some days ago. Easy.)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-11-2019
Replies: 545
Views: 96,528
Posted By Kent
Daughters explain to a dad the meaning of...

Daughters explain to a dad the meaning of "unconditional love".
My little girl will turn into a teenager next month. Oh, how time flies!


Beautiful pictures here.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 01-11-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 3,383
Posted By Kent
Wow, those Veriwide cameras go for high prices!

Wow, those Veriwide cameras go for high prices!
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 02-26-2018
Replies: 48
Views: 3,812
Posted By Kent
It is kind of amazing what they meanwhile can get...

It is kind of amazing what they meanwhile can get out of the µ4/3 sensor - Olympus and Panasonic.
I prefer Olympus a little more. But that is very personal.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-14-2018
Replies: 67
Views: 2,514
Posted By Kent
For the cheapest price: J8 and Industar-22 or...

For the cheapest price: J8 and Industar-22 or 61.

For the best value: 7artisans 1.1/50
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-09-2018
Replies: 42
Views: 3,846
Posted By Kent
The Citograph surely is not a replacement for a...

The Citograph surely is not a replacement for a Summicron 2/35 or the like.
It is as fun lens. And yes, it is expensive, or at least it seems to be. I agree.

That is perhaps the problem of such a...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-08-2018
Replies: 42
Views: 3,846
Posted By Kent
It is honestly kind of interesting how some of...

It is honestly kind of interesting how some of you draw conclusions without ever having had such a lens in your hand. I apologize for my frankness, but implying that the Citograph lens is just...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-29-2018
Replies: 42
Views: 4,200
Posted By Kent
In this ranking: 1. Leica Summicron-M 2/90 2....

In this ranking:

1. Leica Summicron-M 2/90
2. Leica Summicron-M 2/50
3. 7artisans 1.1/50
4. Voigtländer 2.5/75
5. Voigtländer 2.0/28
6. Leitz Summitar 2/5cm

Others are OK but particularly good.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-29-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 1,343
Posted By Kent
Nice story, thanks. I still have my old Pentax...

Nice story, thanks.

I still have my old Pentax K100D here and I have always really liked the colours it renders.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-28-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 1,950
Posted By Kent
Perhaps the 1947 Leica IIIc I have been looking...

Perhaps the 1947 Leica IIIc I have been looking for, or the LensBaby Velvet 85 to play with.

But since I do have all the cameras and lenses I yearned for, I would buy lots of film and hold back some...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 01-18-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 1,287
Posted By Kent
I just checked on this issue with my A7II. And...

I just checked on this issue with my A7II. And yes, same behaviour here.
I wondered why I haven't realized that before, then I saw:

- I normally use peaking and not the magnification.
- If I use the...
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-18-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 1,614
Posted By Kent
I used to have the X-T1 (that had to go when the...

I used to have the X-T1 (that had to go when the A7II arrived) and was very content with the results. Focus Peaking worked fine for me.

I second Andy's Sugru idea - works like a charm!
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 01-18-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 1,482
Posted By Kent
Nikkor AI 1.8/50 "pancake" You hardly can get any...

Nikkor AI 1.8/50 "pancake"
You hardly can get any smaller without accepting performance issues.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-17-2018
Replies: 71
Views: 6,699
Posted By Kent
I have just bought - delivery is pending - a...

I have just bought - delivery is pending - a Schacht Ulm Travenar 3.5/35 in LTM and I'm very curious about this lens.
If it is any good, you can find a copy for the price of a good Jupiter-12 if...
Forum: Sony Alpha / NEX News / General Discussion 01-17-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 1,360
Posted By Kent
Even with manual focus lenses from far-east, it...

Even with manual focus lenses from far-east, it doesn't make a lot of sense, due to the difference in register distance. You might get to infinity because it is a 12mm lens. You will not do that with...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-16-2018
Replies: 71
Views: 6,699
Posted By Kent
Oh yes! I am highly interested in that one as...

Oh yes! I am highly interested in that one as well.
They have just marketed a 35mm lens for system cameras. I hope that this won't delay the 2.0/35 M.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-15-2018
Replies: 386
Views: 36,343
Posted By Kent
You're welcome. BTW, I know only one lens that...

You're welcome. BTW, I know only one lens that produces some kind of similar bokeh wide open: the Nikkor Ai 1.4/35.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-14-2018
Replies: 30
Views: 1,724
Posted By Kent
7artisans 1.1/50 Leica Summicron-M 2.0/90 I...

7artisans 1.1/50
Leica Summicron-M 2.0/90
I wouldn't be able to reduce that list to three only.
Perhaps if I was allowed to list 3 per system (Nikon F, Leica M, Sony FE, Fuji X, Canon FD,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-12-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 955
Posted By Kent
Oh boy! I remember that I have shot in that...

Oh boy! I remember that I have shot in that VGA-mode with my Kodak DC 240i when I spent a whole day at the EXPO 2000 in Hanover. The camera was capable of more, but the CF cards were so darn...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-12-2018
Replies: 3,071
Views: 485,581
Posted By Kent
Wonderful pictures! Is it just me, but I for all...

Wonderful pictures!

Is it just me, but I for all natural landscapes I prefer colour, for b&w there must be some "culture" in the frame: city, industry, modern people or their influence...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-12-2018
Replies: 386
Views: 36,343
Posted By Kent
Raid, compared to the CV 1.1/50, the 7A is more...

Raid, compared to the CV 1.1/50, the 7A is more compact and a lot cheaper. ;)

Snowbuzz, this special background blur only happens when the lens is used wide open and if the background consists of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-11-2018
Replies: 9,046
Views: 888,862
Posted By Kent
Fuji X100. The "classic". Like it a lot!

Fuji X100. The "classic". Like it a lot!
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-11-2018
Replies: 304
Views: 12,402
Posted By Kent
Perhaps a LensBaby Velvet 85 and another nice...

Perhaps a LensBaby Velvet 85 and another nice holiday for my family. ;)
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-03-2018
Replies: 176
Views: 12,484
Posted By Kent
More features means higher complexity. For some...

More features means higher complexity.
For some that is wanted and thus accepted, others would rather stick to basic functions.
That's life, I guess.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-03-2018
Replies: 37
Views: 2,045
Posted By Kent
Interesting story. Congrats to your new toys....

Interesting story. Congrats to your new toys. ;)

Instant delivery is something we can here, in rural Germany, only dream of. Here an Amazon "prime" package often needs two days, despite their...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-02-2018
Replies: 77
Views: 4,473
Posted By Kent
Hi, Raid. All the best for 2018! IMHO µ4/3...

Hi, Raid. All the best for 2018!

IMHO µ4/3 cameras show a suprisingly high performance. I have shot with several Olympus cams (1, 5, 10, PEN-F) and Panasonics (G1, GX8) and own a PEN E-P3.

They are...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-02-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 1,397
Posted By Kent
If it is not for collector's reasons, I would...

If it is not for collector's reasons, I would also recommend the Voigtländer 4.5/15.
I still have the first version and it works just fine on my M8 (and my M6).
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-31-2017
Replies: 386
Views: 36,343
Posted By Kent
I seriously love this lens, no matter if I use it...

I seriously love this lens, no matter if I use it on M-Leicas or Fuji X or Sony A7II, it's adorable.
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 12-27-2017
Replies: 2,421
Views: 354,752
Posted By Kent
"Pandora's Camera" by Joan Fontcuberta given to...

"Pandora's Camera" by Joan Fontcuberta given to me by a very dear friend.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-27-2017
Replies: 29
Views: 1,617
Posted By Kent
Sony FE 2.0/28 (actually for my birthday on 22nd)...

Sony FE 2.0/28 (actually for my birthday on 22nd) and the matching wide-angle-converter.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 12-14-2017
Replies: 183
Views: 27,478
Posted By Kent
Leica R lenses adapted to EOS cameras Leica M...

Leica R lenses adapted to EOS cameras
Leica M lenses used at Sony system cameras
Leica compact cameras
Leica M8...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-14-2017
Replies: 9,046
Views: 888,862
Posted By Kent
Voigtländer Hyper Wide Heliar 5.6/10 VM

Voigtländer Hyper Wide Heliar 5.6/10 VM
Forum: Optics Theory - 12-03-2017
Replies: 100
Views: 6,893
Posted By Kent
However important sensors are, we must not forget...

However important sensors are, we must not forget that they only shine when the lenses help them.

Having said that, the sensor in my Nikon Df seems to get the very best out of any lens!
Simply...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-03-2017
Replies: 55
Views: 2,156
Posted By Kent
F3 And as some "secret tip": Nikkormat...

F3

And as some "secret tip": Nikkormat FT2
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-03-2017
Replies: 9,046
Views: 888,862
Posted By Kent
Braun Paxette Automatic Super III Enna München...

Braun Paxette Automatic Super III
Enna München Braun-Lithagon 3.5/35
ISCO Braun-Tele-Ultralit 3.5/135


Altix n
Meyer-Optik Görlitz Primagon 4.5/35
Carl Zeiss Jena Tessar 2.8/50
Meyer-Optik Görlitz...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-03-2017
Replies: 9,046
Views: 888,862
Posted By Kent
That camera is great fun!

That camera is great fun!
Forum: Photo Software 11-19-2017
Replies: 69
Views: 5,786
Posted By Kent
After some days of playing around with the final...

After some days of playing around with the final version of Luminar 2018 (WIN 10, i7, 8GB), I must say that this version is still in "beta"-mode. It is pretty slow, slower than LR, and it crashed at...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-14-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 1,268
Posted By Kent
An amazing movie. One of the most impressive...

An amazing movie. One of the most impressive documentaries on photography I have ever seen.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-10-2017
Replies: 9,046
Views: 888,862
Posted By Kent
Very early Enna Werk München Lithagon 4.5/35...

Very early Enna Werk München Lithagon 4.5/35 (M42), serial no. 202.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 11-10-2017
Replies: 37
Views: 3,133
Posted By Kent
Even if I think that a comparison with guitars is...

Even if I think that a comparison with guitars is not entirely valid, you can perfectly use 12 MPix cameras today. I wouldn't see any reason why not. Just because newer models are getting better and...
Forum: Photo Software 11-10-2017
Replies: 69
Views: 5,786
Posted By Kent
Adobe made a mistake by re-using the name...

Adobe made a mistake by re-using the name "Lightroom CC" and inventing "Classic", because that really seems to confuse users.

If you don't want to use the "new" LR CC (which primarily is aimed at...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-06-2017
Replies: 46
Views: 8,656
Posted By Kent
I've got the V4 and I truely love it, on the M6,...

I've got the V4 and I truely love it, on the M6, the M8 and the Sony A7II. ;)
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-30-2017
Replies: 9,046
Views: 888,862
Posted By Kent
LensBaby Composer Pro w/ Sweet 50 optics

LensBaby Composer Pro w/ Sweet 50 optics
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-11-2017
Replies: 9,046
Views: 888,862
Posted By Kent
Nikkor 2.8/80-200

Nikkor 2.8/80-200
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-27-2017
Replies: 864
Views: 146,990
Posted By Kent
F3HP here. :)

F3HP here. :)
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 09-27-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 1,437
Posted By Kent
The old one or the new one? The old one is a...

The old one or the new one?

The old one is a pretty simple three-lenser and and lens that people either love or hate, because of it's crazy soap-bubble bokeh highlights.
I really don't like it and I...
Forum: Digital Compacts 09-18-2017
Replies: 52
Views: 12,075
Posted By Kent
I do have the Leica Version (D-Lux 109) and I...

I do have the Leica Version (D-Lux 109) and I absolutely love it!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-10-2017
Replies: 26
Views: 2,260
Posted By Kent
I dare to disagree, Scott. There are several...

I dare to disagree, Scott.

There are several very good zoom lenses from that era. But when we talk about used lenses, we never know how they have been handled. It easily imaginable that an old zoom...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-10-2017
Replies: 26
Views: 2,260
Posted By Kent
Indeed an excellent lens, only that it is not a...

Indeed an excellent lens, only that it is not a constant f/2.8. It goes to f/3.8 at 80mm.

From the list above, I like the Tokinas. Both the 24-40 and the 60-120 are good lenses with the 60-120 being...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 09-09-2017
Replies: 108
Views: 6,014
Posted By Kent
+1 As for Eric Kim, I don't think he comes...

+1


As for Eric Kim, I don't think he comes across as "dude" person in the videos. I would go for a drink with Kai Wang in an instant, actually, I have met him once and he is very nice, very...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-09-2017
Replies: 9,046
Views: 888,862
Posted By Kent
Tokina 3.5/17 (as a wide angle for my Nikons and...

Tokina 3.5/17 (as a wide angle for my Nikons and my Sony A7II)

Rodenstock 1:1.3 56mm lens, already adapted to Fuji and Sony mirrorless. Fun lens. Call it "Dreamotar". ;)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-01-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1,225
Posted By Kent
Former GDR, definitely. Cam indeed a modified...

Former GDR, definitely.
Cam indeed a modified Werra.
Lens has the typical looks of a GDR lens of a certain period.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-01-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 914
Posted By Kent
I have a photo insurance that covers my most...

I have a photo insurance that covers my most valuable items which are on a list with serial numbers registered at the insurance company.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-01-2017
Replies: 9,046
Views: 888,862
Posted By Kent
And a Tokina 3.5/17 (Nikon F mount) for my Df and...

And a Tokina 3.5/17 (Nikon F mount) for my Df and my A7II.

And a Rodenstock 1.3/56 (delivery pending) to play around with...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-01-2017
Replies: 9,046
Views: 888,862
Posted By Kent
So did I, Raid. ;)

So did I, Raid. ;)
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-30-2017
Replies: 53
Views: 3,031
Posted By Kent
Leica will only re-market lenses which are "real...

Leica will only re-market lenses which are "real classics" and which do not have an equivalent, neither in the Leica line-up nor in any other one.

Why should they bring back a series IV Summicron 50...
Forum: Travel 08-25-2017
Replies: 47
Views: 5,685
Posted By Kent
What an adventure! Amazing!

What an adventure! Amazing!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-25-2017
Replies: 77
Views: 21,721
Posted By Kent
I agree, Rodinal is definitely not the best idea...

I agree, Rodinal is definitely not the best idea with that film.
I still have to try it in the special developer and I also plan to bath it in fx39 which should be better than Rodinal.
Forum: Lomography 08-19-2017
Replies: 79
Views: 7,518
Posted By Kent
Is there any news?

Is there any news?
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-15-2017
Replies: 9,046
Views: 888,862
Posted By Kent
Meyer-Optik Görlitz Trioplan...

Meyer-Optik Görlitz Trioplan 3.5/45
Schneider-Kreuznach Radionar L 2.8/45
Carl Zeiss Jena Tessar 2.8/50
Schneider-Kreuznach Tele-Xenar 3.5/135

all adapted to Sony E-mount
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-13-2017
Replies: 57
Views: 4,930
Posted By Kent
I have used my copy of the 7artisans on my M8 and...

I have used my copy of the 7artisans on my M8 and my Sony A7II and must admit I just love this lens!

Yes, on a fullframe cam the corners never get really sharp.
No, that is no problem for me since...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-10-2017
Replies: 31
Views: 2,327
Posted By Kent
The is some...

The is some news:

_____________________________
Global All-Star Team Joins to Resurrect Legends - Biotar 75/1.5 first Oprema Jena project on Kickstarter
Dear Meyer-Optik-Görlitz friend,
You might...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-09-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1,347
Posted By Kent
I understand you completely! When I bought my AI...

I understand you completely!

When I bought my AI 2.0/28, I wanted to have it as a wider complement to the AI 1.4/35.
I expected a good lens, but what I got was an excellent one!

The 2/28 quickly...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-09-2017
Replies: 53
Views: 3,031
Posted By Kent
I guess he means that 28mm f5.6 Summaron which I...

I guess he means that 28mm f5.6 Summaron which I have seen several copies of and which I have shot with on my M8 as well as on my Fujis.

The lens exists and it is in the hands of users. ;)
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-07-2017
Replies: 62
Views: 11,675
Posted By Kent
Here is a link to my Flickr account:...

Here is a link to my Flickr account: https://www.flickr.com/photos/lucispictor-photo/
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-07-2017
Replies: 62
Views: 11,675
Posted By Kent
I cannot post really large photo here. And for...

I cannot post really large photo here. And for the portraits I don't have the OK.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-05-2017
Replies: 62
Views: 11,675
Posted By Kent
The 7artisans 1.1/50 is NOT a soft lens, even not...

The 7artisans 1.1/50 is NOT a soft lens, even not wide open. If you hit the focus correctly, even at f/1.1 there is enough sharpness.

Check my blog:...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-04-2017
Replies: 31
Views: 2,327
Posted By Kent
I have got that Somnium lens and it is a...

I have got that Somnium lens and it is a hand-picked and precisely adjusted Helios-40. But the Biotar 75 lens is different. I have asked MOG for a test specimen - if the rumours are correct. ;)
If...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-03-2017
Replies: 31
Views: 2,327
Posted By Kent
Wow! Look at that,...

Wow! Look at that, gentlemen:

https://leicarumors.com/2017/08/02/the-new-biotar-75mm-f1-5-lens-will-be-available-for-leica-m-mount-with-rangefinder-coupling.aspx/
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-03-2017
Replies: 31
Views: 2,327
Posted By Kent
In a Facebook discussion...

In a Facebook discussion (https://www.facebook.com/groups/stevenkoves/permalink/1269574956502488/) about that rumour, this lens design (of the "new one" as they say) has been published:
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-02-2017
Replies: 31
Views: 2,327
Posted By Kent
https://leicarumors.com/2017/07/31/zeiss-biotar-le...

https://leicarumors.com/2017/07/31/zeiss-biotar-lens-coming-back-to-life.aspx/
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-02-2017
Replies: 31
Views: 2,327
Posted By Kent
Deal! :) (Just not in the next two years, I...

Deal! :) (Just not in the next two years, I guess.) ;)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-02-2017
Replies: 31
Views: 2,327
Posted By Kent
As I wrote in my post, I received it in an...

As I wrote in my post, I received it in an anonymous e-mail. (See above.)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-29-2017
Replies: 31
Views: 2,327
Posted By Kent
Andy, I definitely need to come to Seattle!! ;)

Andy, I definitely need to come to Seattle!! ;)
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-28-2017
Replies: 62
Views: 11,675
Posted By Kent
My copy (the one I ordered in Vienna) is here as...

My copy (the one I ordered in Vienna) is here as well. I really like the lens.

Check my blog entry: https://retrocameracs.wordpress.com/2017/07/27/7artisans-bitte-wie/

It's in German, but you might...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-28-2017
Replies: 31
Views: 2,327
Posted By Kent
I haven't thought of that. Lomography could be...

I haven't thought of that. Lomography could be behind it. That's true. :eek:
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-28-2017
Replies: 31
Views: 2,327
Posted By Kent
Either one is possible. ;)

Either one is possible. ;)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-28-2017
Replies: 31
Views: 2,327
Posted By Kent
This is getting a little creepy! This morning,...

This is getting a little creepy!

This morning, I have received an anonymous mail with this text:

"Hallo,
Du hast gestern so schön über das Biotar berichtet. Im Anhang ein Foto. Ich möchte aber...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-27-2017
Replies: 9,046
Views: 888,862
Posted By Kent
Lensbaby Twist 2.5/60 (Sony E mount) 7artisans...

Lensbaby Twist 2.5/60 (Sony E mount)
7artisans 1.1/50 (Leica M mount)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-27-2017
Replies: 31
Views: 2,327
Posted By Kent
New Biotar ahead??

I, as well as most of us I reckon, really like these old lens designs (Primoplan, Primotar, Biotar...) and despite the ongoing discussions about the new versions of those old lenses that Leica and...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-26-2017
Replies: 62
Views: 11,675
Posted By Kent
Yeah, but you are in the US and I am in Germany....

Yeah, but you are in the US and I am in Germany. Here, all Asian lenses are much more expensive.



Yes, that's what I thought as well. And that is the reason why I do not want to deal with that...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-25-2017
Replies: 62
Views: 11,675
Posted By Kent
I have bought it from "emgreat" on...

I have bought it from "emgreat" on Amazon.de
Price was €399,-
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-25-2017
Replies: 62
Views: 11,675
Posted By Kent
"Dear Sir/Madam: Our apologize for the...

"Dear Sir/Madam:
Our apologize for the inconvenience :(
Today we were informed by our express company, lots of our packages were hold by the custom for security check for days.
The packages will be...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-09-2017
Replies: 386
Views: 36,343
Posted By Kent
The images I see here make me really want to have...

The images I see here make me really want to have it.
Or rather: I would have already bought it if I wasn't on holiday. ;)
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 06-25-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 3,645
Posted By Kent
Congratulations! A fun camera, a joy to use.

Congratulations! A fun camera, a joy to use.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-13-2017
Replies: 90
Views: 3,523
Posted By Kent
1) subject / idea 2) light 3) image quality In...

1) subject / idea
2) light
3) image quality

In that order.
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 06-10-2017
Replies: 2,421
Views: 354,752
Posted By Kent
"Faszination Fotografie"

"Faszination Fotografie"
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-28-2017
Replies: 9,046
Views: 888,862
Posted By Kent
Leica C2 Zoom for peanuts. Works...

Leica C2 Zoom for peanuts. Works well...
and
Huawei P10 (the Leica in the pocket) ;)
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-28-2017
Replies: 363
Views: 24,674
Posted By Kent
It would be interesting to analyse the answers...

It would be interesting to analyse the answers and come up with a "top ten" of all listed cameras. Does anybody have the time to do that? ;)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-27-2017
Replies: 3,071
Views: 485,581
Posted By Kent
What I find most impressive is the b/w that you...

What I find most impressive is the b/w that you get out of a good smartphone nowadays.

Huawei P10 at the Leica "Headquartes" in Wetzlar....
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-26-2017
Replies: 363
Views: 24,674
Posted By Kent
If it only wasn't just ten... ;)

If it only wasn't just ten... ;)
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-26-2017
Replies: 363
Views: 24,674
Posted By Kent
Personal update: Analogue... - Nikon F3 - Leica...

Personal update:

Analogue...

- Nikon F3
- Leica M6
- Fuji GW690
- Pentax Spotmatic SPII
- Kodak Retina IIIc
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-22-2017
Replies: 210
Views: 28,176
Posted By Kent
So far, all my Leica cams and lenses were used...

So far, all my Leica cams and lenses were used but most of them "like new". ;)

The first Leica I bought new, was my D-Lux (109) which I bought some months ago.
Forum: Photo Software 05-16-2017
Replies: 105
Views: 8,546
Posted By Kent
Despite having installed (via CC) the latest...

Despite having installed (via CC) the latest version of Photoshop, I mainly use the 2014 version due to compatibility and even more performance reasons. So, the death of Silver Efex has been...
Forum: Travel 05-14-2017
Replies: 120
Views: 8,522
Posted By Kent
There have been news recently that other...

There have been news recently that other destinations also will be affected, not only the middle east... :(
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-11-2017
Replies: 106
Views: 3,621
Posted By Kent
Ricoh KR-10x (film) Kodak DC 240i (digital)

Ricoh KR-10x (film)
Kodak DC 240i (digital)
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-07-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1,613
Posted By Kent
I once "bricked" a nice Yashica-24. That cam has...

I once "bricked" a nice Yashica-24. That cam has that "sensitive" shutter when it comes to the flash setting. And I made that one mistake. Result = shutter stuck. (It would have been possible to...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-02-2017
Replies: 24
Views: 2,193
Posted By Kent
With this...

With this one:
https://i0.wp.com/retrocameracs.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/wlm_porstjunior.jpg

Or this one:
https://i0.wp.com/retrocameracs.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/wlm_gobisix2.jpg

Or, more...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 04-30-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 1,825
Posted By Kent
https://retrocameracs.files.wordpress.com/2017/04/...

https://retrocameracs.files.wordpress.com/2017/04/wpd17c.jpg

FL 48mm
f/190
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-23-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 2,221
Posted By Kent
I just LOVE my Version IV Summicron-M 2/50.

I just LOVE my Version IV Summicron-M 2/50.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-23-2017
Replies: 77
Views: 6,122
Posted By Kent
It's softer and renders bokeh differently, rather...

It's softer and renders bokeh differently, rather the way of classic lenses.
Depending on the model (and year of production) it sports 7 lenses either in 5 or in 6 groups. Basically, it's a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-23-2017
Replies: 9,046
Views: 888,862
Posted By Kent
Sony Alpha 7 II Yes, I know, but I just couldn't...

Sony Alpha 7 II

Yes, I know, but I just couldn't help it. It was sold by a good friend and very nice and reliable person for a fair price and it came with the TechPro AF adapter fo Leica M lenses....
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-23-2017
Replies: 49
Views: 2,899
Posted By Kent
Some many things ... and nothing, really.

Some many things ... and nothing, really.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-22-2017
Replies: 77
Views: 6,122
Posted By Kent
You can't go wrong with any of the "normal"...

You can't go wrong with any of the "normal" Nikkors.

I own several models and all have "something". I like the ...


... AI 1.8/50 ("Pancake") for its compact size.
... AI 1.8/50 (regular lens) for...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 03-20-2017
Replies: 24
Views: 1,897
Posted By Kent
First, of course, you need to decide if you need...

First, of course, you need to decide if you need the possibility to change lenses and if you are ready to buy extra ones.

If no, the Fuji might be the most affordable choice.

If yes, forget the...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-20-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 3,095
Posted By Kent
The really ugly thing at it is the Canon strap. ;)

The really ugly thing at it is the Canon strap. ;)
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-20-2017
Replies: 52
Views: 6,763
Posted By Kent
Or... you want exactly that. ;)

Or... you want exactly that. ;)
Forum: RFF Polls 03-18-2017
Replies: 140
Views: 12,528
Posted By Kent
To be honest, I have lost track... More than I...

To be honest, I have lost track... More than I can count or rather remember. Definitely more than 30. There are still 24 here in my study.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-18-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 3,644
Posted By Kent
Oh boy, I used to have a very similar model of...

Oh boy, I used to have a very similar model of this lens. Today I could kick myself for selling it. :(
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 03-12-2017
Replies: 143
Views: 37,431
Posted By Kent
Several models, but mainly...

Several models, but mainly Leica:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Generation_Kill_(miniseries)
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 03-11-2017
Replies: 247
Views: 19,987
Posted By Kent
Pretty close to my thoughts. ;)

Pretty close to my thoughts. ;)
Forum: Lomography 03-09-2017
Replies: 79
Views: 7,518
Posted By Kent
That's exciting news! I like Lomography gear a...

That's exciting news!

I like Lomography gear a lot: Fisheye, Sardina, Spinner 360, U-Boot... They are all here. ;)
And the lenses are highly interesting. I had the chance to shoot with them at the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-08-2017
Replies: 9,046
Views: 888,862
Posted By Kent
Casio Exilim compact for my kids to play around...

Casio Exilim compact for my kids to play around with.

Panasonic Lumix 3.5-5.6/12-32 Asph.
Olympus M-Zuiko 4-5.6/40-150

as a compact AF-set for my PEN E-P3.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-06-2017
Replies: 51
Views: 2,516
Posted By Kent
Indeed! Sigma EX 1.8/20 Sigma EX...

Indeed!

Sigma EX 1.8/20
Sigma EX 1.8/24
Nikkor-N.C 2.8/24
Nikkor AI 2.0/28
Nikkor AI-S 1.4/35
Nikkor-S.C 1.4/50
Nikkor AI 1.4/50
Nikkor AF 1.8/50
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 03-05-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1,517
Posted By Kent
On a regular basis for a couple of years...

On a regular basis for a couple of years now.

There were indeed some "dark" issues in between, but the latest ones have been pretty good again.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-02-2017
Replies: 51
Views: 2,516
Posted By Kent
That was one of the reasons for my Df. ;)

That was one of the reasons for my Df. ;)
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-27-2017
Replies: 131
Views: 10,257
Posted By Kent
Have I really missed this thread?? How is that...

Have I really missed this thread?? How is that possible. I love threads like this one...



1) Leica M8, Nikon Df, Leica D-Lux (109), Fuji X-E2, Fuji X-T1, Nikon F3, Leica M6
2) see 1)
3) Hard to...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 02-27-2017
Replies: 162
Views: 21,622
Posted By Kent
Before Nikon doesn't publicly signal insolvency,...

Before Nikon doesn't publicly signal insolvency, nobody will have to buy the brand.
The figures are worse than before but not disastrous.

Nobody knows what the camera market will look like in ten...
Forum: Lomography 02-23-2017
Replies: 113
Views: 17,903
Posted By Kent
Definitely a very special lens. In the right hand...

Definitely a very special lens. In the right hand the right tool for impressive images, as we can see here.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-23-2017
Replies: 9,046
Views: 888,862
Posted By Kent
I just received my Kaukko bag pack....

I just received my Kaukko bag pack. Beautiful!



Wow! A dream cam. Congratulations!
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-17-2017
Replies: 9,046
Views: 888,862
Posted By Kent
Leica Digilux 3 Leica D-Lux 2 Fuji F601Z

Leica Digilux 3
Leica D-Lux 2
Fuji F601Z
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-13-2017
Replies: 123
Views: 8,419
Posted By Kent
Yesterday: Leica D-LUX (109), Leica Digilux 4.3,...

Yesterday: Leica D-LUX (109), Leica Digilux 4.3, Nikon S7000, Kodak Duoflex
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-13-2017
Replies: 70
Views: 4,462
Posted By Kent
For those who can read German (or want to suffer...

For those who can read German (or want to suffer Google Translate):

https://retrocameracs.wordpress.com/2015/03/11/verschlussgenauigkeit-analoger-kameras/
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-07-2017
Replies: 5,588
Views: 969,294
Posted By Kent
I just LOVE to play around with that "vintage"...

I just LOVE to play around with that "vintage" stuff, may it be medium format, 135 or digital...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-07-2017
Replies: 29
Views: 3,776
Posted By Kent
Oh, those were the...

Oh, those were the days!
http://galactinus.net/vilva/retro/eos350d_helios.html
I know Veijo from the days when we all started to adapt vintage, manual lenses to our Canon EOS DSLRs, basically from...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-03-2017
Replies: 185
Views: 24,368
Posted By Kent
Keep ONE of those: Sell those: Keep that:

Keep ONE of those:



Sell those:


Keep that:
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-02-2017
Replies: 9,046
Views: 888,862
Posted By Kent
Leica Digilux 4.3 (2000) Leica D-Lux (2003) In...

Leica Digilux 4.3 (2000)
Leica D-Lux (2003)

In order to dig in Leica digital history a little more. A kind of research project.
Unfortunately, the D-Lux isn't working any more. :(
Forum: Zeiss Contax 02-02-2017
Replies: 51
Views: 4,482
Posted By Kent
Even if I have to admit that I "suffer" from GAS,...

Even if I have to admit that I "suffer" from GAS, I would not restrict myself to that.
"Suffer" has the wrong meaning anyway. I don't "suffer", I "enjoy".
And I, meanwhile, can control it insofar...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-01-2017
Replies: 30
Views: 2,813
Posted By Kent
That's kind of typical for executives. People...

That's kind of typical for executives. People like him, who become CEO of a company such as Leica in their late 40s, need a vast collection of management experiences.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-01-2017
Replies: 30
Views: 2,813
Posted By Kent
Well, his name is Kaltner, with an "n" in the...

Well, his name is Kaltner, with an "n" in the middle.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-01-2017
Replies: 30
Views: 2,813
Posted By Kent
We cannot say if it was "jealousy" or who is...

We cannot say if it was "jealousy" or who is responsible, Raid.

It was the supervisory board, not the rest of the management that stated the incompatibility.

Leica does nurture a certain business...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-31-2017
Replies: 30
Views: 2,813
Posted By Kent
CEO Oliver Kaltner will leave Leica...

... this summer when his contract ends.

Source: Handelsblatt (German Economic...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-30-2017
Replies: 53
Views: 3,549
Posted By Kent
That is part of the standard ebay description,...

That is part of the standard ebay description, isn't it?



:D:D
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-30-2017
Replies: 53
Views: 3,549
Posted By Kent
Yeah, true. If reading is a problem, one should...

Yeah, true. If reading is a problem, one should start to rethink things. ;)
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 01-30-2017
Replies: 153
Views: 31,646
Posted By Kent
When 4/3 came on the market with the first...

When 4/3 came on the market with the first Olympus 4/3 SLR cams, I liked the idea, mainly because of the genuinely telecentric approach in lens design. What I did not really like was the 2x crop,...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-29-2017
Replies: 53
Views: 3,549
Posted By Kent
Exactly. That's the point. Why should this sale...

Exactly. That's the point. Why should this sale be problematic for the shop's credibility? They mention that the marks were deliberately added.
One even wants to read between the lines and discover...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-29-2017
Replies: 233
Views: 60,536
Posted By Kent
The things in my bag constantly change (compare...

The things in my bag constantly change (compare my signature).
But this would be my travel set if I could travel at the moment, that is. ;)

Leica D-LUX (109), Nikon S7000, leather battery pouch. All...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 01-29-2017
Replies: 106
Views: 21,833
Posted By Kent
I have got a Leica D-LUX (109) and I really think...

I have got a Leica D-LUX (109) and I really think that it is the best compromise of size, weight, features, performance, handling, quality, usability (perhaps not price) that I have seen so...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-24-2017
Replies: 53
Views: 3,667
Posted By Kent
Leica M lenses are my favourite (unfortunately...

Leica M lenses are my favourite (unfortunately for my purse).
I also love the old, manual Nikkor lenses and Voigtländer glass.
Olympus Zuiko OM lenses are great as well, as are Pentax/Takumar...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-22-2017
Replies: 9,046
Views: 888,862
Posted By Kent
After, like, 1 1/2 years of hovering around this...

After, like, 1 1/2 years of hovering around this camera, I could no longer resist...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 01-21-2017
Replies: 629
Views: 49,121
Posted By Kent
It is definitely not the sensor of the SL!

It is definitely not the sensor of the SL!
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 01-20-2017
Replies: 629
Views: 49,121
Posted By Kent
I was lucky and was invited to the event on...

I was lucky and was invited to the event on Wednesday.
It was fantastic IMHO. The camera looks and feels great - and the first photos I have seen shot with it are amazing.

Those of you who can read...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-14-2017
Replies: 5,588
Views: 969,294
Posted By Kent
Camera bought last autumn in England. Shot taken...

Camera bought last autumn in England. Shot taken today in Limburg/Lahn in Hesse, Germany.

Yes, there is a film in the cam, a format 135 "adapted". ;)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-12-2017
Replies: 5,588
Views: 969,294
Posted By Kent
Exactly! Well put. :)

Exactly! Well put. :)
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 01-12-2017
Replies: 2,421
Views: 354,752
Posted By Kent
"Nikon F" and "Nikon 100 Aniversary" (both by Uli...

"Nikon F" and "Nikon 100 Aniversary" (both by Uli Koch).
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-10-2017
Replies: 47
Views: 4,390
Posted By Kent
The Leica M (262) comes pretty close to what I...

The Leica M (262) comes pretty close to what I dream of ATM - except the price. ;)
Forum: Optics Theory - 01-09-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1,586
Posted By Kent
I think he means to compare a 25mm on µ4/3 and a...

I think he means to compare a 25mm on µ4/3 and a 50mm on FF. There is a difference.

And if you use the same lens but walk closer, you will also generate different DoF. DoF will be roughly the same,...
Forum: Optics Theory - 01-09-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1,586
Posted By Kent
As you say, Marc, FoV is different. A 25mm on...

As you say, Marc, FoV is different. A 25mm on µ4/3 shows the same angle as a 50mm on FF.

And the DoF is different. If you shoot a 25mm on µ4/3 at aperture f/2.8 it will show a similar DoF as a 50mm...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-09-2017
Replies: 139
Views: 35,670
Posted By Kent
My thoughts as well. The results rather shows how...

My thoughts as well. The results rather shows how many people HAVE a lens and not how good it is. ;)

Anyway, interesting it is.



Price?


Some bad luck on your side, so it seems.
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 01-07-2017
Replies: 354
Sticky: RIP Tom A
Views: 53,599
Posted By Kent
My sincere condolences to his family and friends.

My sincere condolences to his family and friends.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-25-2016
Replies: 64
Views: 3,603
Posted By Kent
Actually, a birthday present (Dec...

Actually, a birthday present (Dec 22):

http://www.nikon-f.de/

For Christmas we got new living-room furniture. ;)
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-20-2016
Replies: 9,046
Views: 888,862
Posted By Kent
Olympus PEN E-P3 (because I could not resist,...

Olympus PEN E-P3 (because I could not resist, excellent condition, very good price)
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 12-07-2016
Replies: 11
Views: 2,439
Posted By Kent
Pick one... For technological texts: The Puts...

Pick one...


For technological texts: The Puts series

For historical ones: Alessandro Pasi or van Hasbroeck

If you can read German: Osterloh
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-05-2016
Replies: 113
Views: 7,641
Posted By Kent
Exactly! And that's the point. Of course, you...

Exactly! And that's the point.

Of course, you can take some extraordinary pictures with crappy gear.
But you cannot every photo with every gear.

Give a Leica Q (excellent camera!) to a sports...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-30-2016
Replies: 9,046
Views: 888,862
Posted By Kent
I have just bought power tools (by Makita and...

I have just bought power tools (by Makita and Bosch) for about €1200,-.
We are building an annexe to our house and good tools really pay off.
It' a joy to work with professional power tools, compared...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-28-2016
Replies: 70
Views: 3,330
Posted By Kent
Interesting question. One thing I know for sure:...

Interesting question.

One thing I know for sure: I would have much more money. ;)
Digital photography took me back to photography after a 10 years break.
And this resurrected passion took me back to...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-24-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 1,538
Posted By Kent
Leica C2. Easy to use, rather affordable and...

Leica C2. Easy to use, rather affordable and still good images!
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-17-2016
Replies: 9,046
Views: 888,862
Posted By Kent
A Lenovo Tablet. 80% for my job, 20% to show...

A Lenovo Tablet. 80% for my job, 20% to show photos. ;)
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-15-2016
Replies: 67
Views: 6,187
Posted By Kent
I think that would be a great idea!...

I think that would be a great idea! Honestly.

Leica constantly states that it's all about photography and they provide a pretty complete offer: photo books, workshops, all kind of lenses and many...
Forum: Digital Compacts 11-14-2016
Replies: 61
Views: 5,272
Posted By Kent
I think we also look at those elegant premium...

I think we also look at those elegant premium compact cameras with some sort of nostalgia and romanticisation. Of course, they were/are fascinating and some amazingly beautiful cameras, but some of...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-12-2016
Replies: 107
Views: 8,695
Posted By Kent
Yes, I use "old" digital cameras. I also use some...

Yes, I use "old" digital cameras. I also use some "new" ones, not brand new, though.
The only two cameras I bought when they were pretty fresh on the market, were the Sony NEX-7 (don't have it...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-11-2016
Replies: 5,588
Views: 969,294
Posted By Kent
Gentlemen, thank you very much for this constant...

Gentlemen, thank you very much for this constant stream of beautiful pictures!
Isn't it amazing how well cameras and coffee fit together aesthetically?
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-11-2016
Replies: 9,046
Views: 888,862
Posted By Kent
This time in colour. There is a BW film in the...

This time in colour. There is a BW film in the cam at the moment. :)

https://retrocameracs.files.wordpress.com/2016/11/3xsx70.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-10-2016
Replies: 51
Views: 6,275
Posted By Kent
It that is the same "Rocky" that used to sell...

It that is the same "Rocky" that used to sell items some years ago already, stay away!
Several friends in the MFL forum made bad experiences with him.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-10-2016
Replies: 41
Views: 1,845
Posted By Kent
Not that nice here. Often grey and overcast,...

Not that nice here. Often grey and overcast, sometimes nice and sunny, but even then the light is not "special". The only light situation I like around here is the moment after a thunderstorm when...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-10-2016
Replies: 9,046
Views: 888,862
Posted By Kent
3 packs of Impossible SX-70 (2 "Black Frame", 1...

3 packs of Impossible SX-70 (2 "Black Frame", 1 "White Frame").
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-05-2016
Replies: 9,046
Views: 888,862
Posted By Kent
I have just - i.e. a couple of minutes ago -...

I have just - i.e. a couple of minutes ago - bought a classic Nikkor Kogaku Q-Nikkor 3.5/135.

Excited to see the condition when it arrives. Was worth the risk due to the nice price-tag. ;)
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-04-2016
Replies: 9,046
Views: 888,862
Posted By Kent
Wow! That's a steal! Congratulations. Excellent...

Wow! That's a steal! Congratulations. Excellent lens IMHO.



I've just bought those things:

Voigtländer Vito CS (some time ago, though)
Nikon S7000 (as a pocketable travel cam, nice one!)
Pentax...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-03-2016
Replies: 3,096
Views: 746,661
Posted By Kent
All your photos make me want to grab one of my...

All your photos make me want to grab one of my medium format cams, go out and shoot with them...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 11-03-2016
Replies: 52
Views: 5,437
Posted By Kent
What an amazing project! Something I have wanted...

What an amazing project! Something I have wanted to do myself, as I really find it highly interesting to see people working in their jobs. Thanks for sharing!
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 10-27-2016
Replies: 20
Views: 2,453
Posted By Kent
I had the first version of the Zhongyi Lens Turbo...

I had the first version of the Zhongyi Lens Turbo for Pentax lenses on my Fujis.
That was a good one, but it had some problems with wide angles.

Now, I have the Zhongyi Lens Turbo II for my Nikkor...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 10-27-2016
Replies: 2,421
Views: 354,752
Posted By Kent
Another one by Erwin Puts. :)

Another one by Erwin Puts. :)
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 10-27-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 3,093
Posted By Kent
Congratulations!

Congratulations!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-27-2016
Replies: 43
Views: 2,908
Posted By Kent
Just answer these questions: Do you need the...

Just answer these questions:

Do you need the fast AF of the D4?
Yes - keep the D4. Stop reading here.
No - next question...


Do you own many old manual Nikkors and want to use them?
No - keep the...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 10-14-2016
Replies: 232
Views: 69,856
Posted By Kent
https://retrocameracs.files.wordpress.com/2016/10/...

https://retrocameracs.files.wordpress.com/2016/10/kentkit.jpg

The right one is the one that belongs here, of course. ;)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-09-2016
Replies: 21
Views: 1,868
Posted By Kent
I ... just ... couldn't. No way, I could only...

I ... just ... couldn't.

No way, I could only use one lens, neither on my M6/M8, nor on my Fujis nor on my Nikon DSLRs. A restriction to three lenses is hard enough but possible. ;)

If I really had...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-30-2016
Replies: 34
Views: 2,381
Posted By Kent
Those are digital cameras. It's pretty easy to...

Those are digital cameras. It's pretty easy to crop out a "50mm FoV" from a 28mm digital picture. The Leica Q does that even "in cam".
So, I guess many producers (and users) think it's better to have...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-14-2016
Replies: 9,046
Views: 888,862
Posted By Kent
Since I promised myself not to buy anything...

Since I promised myself not to buy anything (expensive) for quite a while, the last things I bought were cams I or a price of one (AGFA Isoly) or two (Lomo Fisheye) glasses of wine. ;)
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-12-2016
Replies: 65
Views: 7,624
Posted By Kent
Also having a Fuji X-T1 and X-E2 as well as a...

Also having a Fuji X-T1 and X-E2 as well as a Nikon Df and D7000, my M8 still sees regular use. Although all those other cams are "better" by objective measures, I love the M8 the way it is. And I...
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