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Forum: Fuji X Series 1 Week Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 800
Posted By goamules
After using an XE-1 with manual legacy lenses for...

After using an XE-1 with manual legacy lenses for about 6-7 years, a LOT, I just upgraded to an X-T2. I will finally buy a Fujinon autofocus lens with it. But I've done lots of focusing with the...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 1 Week Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 302
Posted By goamules
I hardly think that a bigger, faster piece of...

I hardly think that a bigger, faster piece of glass will fit in the smaller F2 barrel.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-07-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,089
Posted By goamules
Haven't tried a Leotax, but I have a Canon IVSB...

Haven't tried a Leotax, but I have a Canon IVSB and a Tower 46 that are both good. Had a few other exotics, but those I kept.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-29-2019
Replies: 76
Views: 1,952
Posted By goamules
Look at cameras relative to cell phones. 1.4...

Look at cameras relative to cell phones. 1.4 Billion cell phones made a year. What, 5,000 Fujis will be made? It's like worrying about someone who tossed a cigarette butt on the ground beside a...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-29-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 492
Posted By goamules
If he doesn't the internet Google search by...

If he doesn't the internet Google search by images does.

The VT is a tank, but works very well. The viewfinder has 3 magnifications and lines for the main 3 focal length lenses. It's far better...
Forum: Optics Theory - 10-22-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 517
Posted By goamules
Somewhere there is a link to a site that shows...

Somewhere there is a link to a site that shows bokeh of dozens of lenses. You can search through the examples and pick what you like.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 10-19-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 843
Posted By goamules
I've got a few canon filter sets...always seem...

I've got a few canon filter sets...always seem missing the yellow one I want.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-16-2019
Replies: 143
Views: 5,995
Posted By goamules
It's funny, but this has been a watch week for...

It's funny, but this has been a watch week for me. Went to a Navy reunion and many of my tech shipmates were wearing Rolexes and Omegas. I've never been a watch guy. Cameras, vintage motorcycles,...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 10-16-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 11,290
Posted By goamules
Serenar 1.9 on Delta...

Serenar 1.9 on Delta 100

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Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-16-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,062
Posted By goamules
I'm not sure what you are talking about. Shoot...

I'm not sure what you are talking about. Shoot what thing, the one that is broken that is being recommended I fix it? The working one that I'm....shooting?
Forum: Travel 10-15-2019
Replies: 120
Views: 4,025
Posted By goamules
Definitely feel homesick, I lived there for 10...

Definitely feel homesick, I lived there for 10 years. New Ektachrome, Nokton 1.5. This year in Silver City, NM

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Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-02-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,062
Posted By goamules
Thanks for the nudge, I'll look for the guide.

Thanks for the nudge, I'll look for the guide.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-02-2019
Replies: 168
Views: 6,294
Posted By goamules
I was in the Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride and...

I was in the Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride and took my M3. The official photographer was a guy in his 50s, shooting a giant Nikon DSLR. After the group shot, he came to me and said, "everyone is...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-24-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,062
Posted By goamules
Thanks. My wife keeps telling me to learn to CLA...

Thanks. My wife keeps telling me to learn to CLA them myself - I was an micro-miniature electronics technician in the Navy.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-24-2019
Replies: 199
Views: 14,299
Posted By goamules
I just rescanned the slides that the lab had...

I just rescanned the slides that the lab had done. What a difference, much better, sharper, deeper colors than what their system uses. ...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 09-23-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,205
Posted By goamules
I'd gotten out of fixed rangefinders, until I...

I'd gotten out of fixed rangefinders, until I found the Retina. Now I have a handful of those, I shoot them occasionally, or one time, the look for another I don't have. None more than $25.

Not...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-20-2019
Replies: 199
Views: 14,299
Posted By goamules
Don't know what "pop" means, but you can see my...

Don't know what "pop" means, but you can see my bridge shot has leaves and reds. Why not try a roll, that's what they made it for.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-19-2019
Replies: 199
Views: 14,299
Posted By goamules
Here's one I like, look at the...

Here's one I like, look at the clouds:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48759493058_0446eedb27_b.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-19-2019
Replies: 199
Views: 14,299
Posted By goamules
I never shot E100G, and seldom regular...

I never shot E100G, and seldom regular Ektachrome, I was a Kodachrome guy.

That bridge shot was in high contrast conditions, so the mid tones are rare. The street shot also pretty bright lighting,...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-19-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 726
Posted By goamules
I shot the Canon 1.9 with Delta...

I shot the Canon 1.9 with Delta 100:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48751593782_262f7fdefe_b.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-18-2019
Replies: 199
Views: 14,299
Posted By goamules
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48755031392_95...

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Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-18-2019
Replies: 199
Views: 14,299
Posted By goamules
I finally got to shoot a couple rolls. Just got...

I finally got to shoot a couple rolls. Just got them back. Via M3 and original Nokton...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-17-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,062
Posted By goamules
I'll try that. It definitely warmed up with me...

I'll try that. It definitely warmed up with me running the shutter a few shots an hour for a day. Then trying the film test.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-17-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,062
Posted By goamules
I shot a roll of Delta 100 through it, speeds...

I shot a roll of Delta 100 through it, speeds down to 25 and up to 200. They all came out. I may not CLA it for a while. ...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-16-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 726
Posted By goamules
Or it may need a hood worse than the Canon,...

Or it may need a hood worse than the Canon, because of their different quality of coatings. Didn't use a hood on either in the test.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-16-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 726
Posted By goamules
I'm mostly a Canon LTM guy. I've always been...

I'm mostly a Canon LTM guy. I've always been impressed by their lenses. But the 50/1.9 seems to be a sleeper, nobody really tries for one, they move to the 1.2, 1.4, 1.5, or 1.8 50mm Canons. So I...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-15-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 726
Posted By goamules
Sorry, the first picture is the Canon, each set. ...

Sorry, the first picture is the Canon, each set. I also was surprised, the Canon blows away the Summitar.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-15-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 726
Posted By goamules
Serenar 1.9 vs Summitar 2.0 - comparison

I've had a summitar for a while, aver clean and clear one. The other day got the lowly Canon Serenar 50/1.9. Looking at it, I could see the resemblance to the Leica collapsible. I decided to...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-14-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,062
Posted By goamules
Thanks, I agree

Thanks, I agree
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-13-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,062
Posted By goamules
I just did a comparison against the two (no...

I just did a comparison against the two (no film). Both cameras are almost equal, other than features. But I did compare them

Red - vs - Black (left and right below)

1. Has a desirable ball...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-13-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,062
Posted By goamules
I think the black needs curtains, but the red...

I think the black needs curtains, but the red does not. I can't see doing $300 worth of CLA's on two cameras, when I'll barely use one. I'm going to have to chose one only.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-13-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,062
Posted By goamules
Good points all. But here is my situation: I...

Good points all. But here is my situation: I have several working, CLA'd cameras, including: Leica IIa, M3, Canon P, Nicca lever wind 5L, Nicca 3-S, a dozen Retinas. I don't NEED another working...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-13-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,062
Posted By goamules
"new" iiif...

"new" iiif Red

https://jubilee-live.flickr.com/65535/48727571323_6ec4b2b33a_c.jpg

"Famous" iiif Black

https://jubilee-live.flickr.com/1742/42796389191_7765d56d96_c.jpg
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-13-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,062
Posted By goamules
It was the Univ of Arizona president that created...

It was the Univ of Arizona president that created the Center for Creative Photography, along with Ansel Adams. He had the camera, and several autographed books to him from Ansel. To me, that's...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-13-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,062
Posted By goamules
How to pick a IIIF candidate for CLA?

I just bought a very clean iiiF RDST, mostly because of the lens (a Serenar 1.9 I've never had). Like all Leicas I've ever bought, this one needs a CLA. I have another iiiF already, a black dial,...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-06-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 1,091
Posted By goamules
The percentage of scamming buyers has gone from...

The percentage of scamming buyers has gone from almost none 10 years ago, to about 1 in 4 today on Ebay, at least in the camera world. I had to quit selling, got tired of people saying a sparkling...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-29-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 653
Posted By goamules
Definitely refinished.

Definitely refinished.
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 07-09-2019
Replies: 84
Views: 9,177
Posted By goamules
Yep, I've avoided the quasi-polaroids because...

Yep, I've avoided the quasi-polaroids because every shot I ever see looks terrible. It's like the guys that love a poorly executed wetplate, it's all about the uniqueness and process, but they...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-21-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 2,146
Posted By goamules
I shot a roll of Ektar through...

I shot a roll of Ektar through it.
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48103534601_574a5bb4b1_c.jpg

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48103580808_6c41c30de0_c.jpg
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-12-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,837
Posted By goamules
For common items there is an average price they...

For common items there is an average price they sell for. That is "the going rate". To sell a common item, it has to stand out among all the others, or it will sit for months unsold because of the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-11-2019
Replies: 108
Views: 3,068
Posted By goamules
I've carried a film camera (rangefinders by...

I've carried a film camera (rangefinders by Nicca, Canon, and Leica) or digital XE-1 or m4/3 almost everywhere I go for a decade. I've set up and shot a ton of large format and wetplate too. I've...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-04-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1,230
Posted By goamules
Very open ended question. You are a new member,...

Very open ended question. You are a new member, have you read through the years (decades) of posts here, on the dozens of sub topics implied in your question?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-23-2019
Replies: 124
Views: 5,124
Posted By goamules
I've had a lot of FSU lenses. From the early Fed...

I've had a lot of FSU lenses. From the early Fed 50/2.0 to the 90mm Jupiter 9, and all in between. Multiple versions of most. I disagree with the premise that "the J8 was a better lens". At one...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 05-18-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,950
Posted By goamules
Your budget for a camera is the price of 3-4...

Your budget for a camera is the price of 3-4 rolls of film? Up the ante and get a Pen-F. But if you want small and light, the Canonnet QL-17 rangefinders are more so. If you are concerned with...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-18-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,726
Posted By goamules
"Beatnik?" "Fashionista?"

"Beatnik?" "Fashionista?"
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-18-2019
Replies: 124
Views: 5,124
Posted By goamules
It's hard to believe I bought my J3 eight years...

It's hard to believe I bought my J3 eight years ago. I was lucky, I had a camera friend who lived in Moscow. I asked him to find me a good one. He let me "audition" 3 or 4 different J3 lenses he...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-15-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 2,060
Posted By goamules
Try some of the early Canons, like the 35/3.2 or...

Try some of the early Canons, like the 35/3.2 or 2.8.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 04-22-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 923
Posted By goamules
I"ll give you my case study: Last year or so, I...

I"ll give you my case study: Last year or so, I allowed win 10 to update my old Win 7 machine. The op sys works fine. But it instandly made 3 of my scanners, 2 flat beds and one 35mm neg scanner,...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 04-22-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 608
Posted By goamules
I've been saying for years the 35/1.8 is a great...

I've been saying for years the 35/1.8 is a great lens, I like it better than the vaunted 35/2.0 even.
Forum: Optics Theory - 04-18-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,174
Posted By goamules
Here are both again with some backgrounds. But...

Here are both again with some backgrounds. But shot at only F4. Same order as the first couple of posts (I did reverse the order on the bookshelf closeups)....
Forum: Optics Theory - 04-18-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,174
Posted By goamules
Good question. If you shoot it at F2 they are...

Good question. If you shoot it at F2 they are pretty similar where you are focused. At the edges, at F1.5 and F2 the Nokton gets a little bit of sperical aberration or field curvature, or both. ...
Forum: Optics Theory - 04-17-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,174
Posted By goamules
Yes, talk is cheap. Did anyone SHOW side by side...

Yes, talk is cheap. Did anyone SHOW side by side comparisons? What is classic RFF to me is someone showing one nice photo taken with some lens, and saying "the XYZ lens works great, better than any...
Forum: Optics Theory - 04-16-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,174
Posted By goamules
Which has more contrast? That is the question...

Which has more contrast? That is the question first!
Forum: Optics Theory - 04-16-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,174
Posted By goamules
It's a very subtle difference. Which one here,...

It's a very subtle difference. Which one here, crops of F8?

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47623366161_c2b81ae204_b.jpg
Forum: Optics Theory - 04-16-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,174
Posted By goamules
You are correct! All the above sets of 2, the...

You are correct! All the above sets of 2, the Nokton is first. What I'm seeing, but it's hard to have time to show here, is that the Nokton is sharper in the center at F4 - F11, than the vaunted...
Forum: Optics Theory - 04-16-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,174
Posted By goamules
These are two totally different lens designs. ...

These are two totally different lens designs. There will be, and are, differences at F8. Can you not see them?
Forum: Optics Theory - 04-15-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,174
Posted By goamules
Now let's make it easier,...

Now let's make it easier, F2.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47564902922_71d9748b48_c.jpg...
Forum: Optics Theory - 04-15-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,174
Posted By goamules
Classic comparison - Summicron DR vs Nokton 1.5

Let's compare the 1950s Summicron Dual Range to the Nokton 1.5. I haven't done this in a while, but got an Amedeo adapter for my vintage Nokton 50/1.5 in Prominent mount to M the other day. I've...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 04-11-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 2,146
Posted By goamules
https://live.staticflickr.com/7859/33711131008_78e...

https://live.staticflickr.com/7859/33711131008_78eefe14cf_c.jpg
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 04-11-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 2,631
Posted By goamules
All the Retina lenses that I can think of were...

All the Retina lenses that I can think of were very good. Even Kodak Ektars on some of them.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 04-03-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 2,146
Posted By goamules
And at mid range and mid stop. ...

And at mid range and mid stop.

https://live.staticflickr.com/7803/46616489155_377e0f55a3_c.jpg
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 04-03-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 2,146
Posted By goamules
It arrived! Fits the Leica M and my Fuji-X...

It arrived! Fits the Leica M and my Fuji-X adapter fine. Only took 2 years to get this excellent lens going properly (no duct tape this time). At F2 and about F8. ...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 04-02-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 2,146
Posted By goamules
Still waiting, it's understandable shipping from...

Still waiting, it's understandable shipping from Venezuela is unpredictable. It took a week to get into the system, but is moving now.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-02-2019
Replies: 264
Views: 20,975
Posted By goamules
Fair winds Roger, we'll remember you for a long...

Fair winds Roger, we'll remember you for a long time.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-30-2019
Replies: 106
Views: 4,321
Posted By goamules
Another that I like that covers a little more is...

Another that I like that covers a little more is the Cooke Ivotal 50mm 1.4.

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/636/23076617881_84925a7ca5_c.jpg
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-30-2019
Replies: 106
Views: 4,321
Posted By goamules
It is a cine lens afterall, for 16mm film. But I...

It is a cine lens afterall, for 16mm film. But I like it a lot. Most people chase the more expensive Switar versions, but I found this Pizar is one of my favorite Cine lenses on micro 4/3.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 03-29-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 592
Posted By goamules
At $336 with 2 days to go, it's already at about...

At $336 with 2 days to go, it's already at about it's value for an "untested" and heavily brassed and worn Leica 1 A, I'd think.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-26-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 578
Posted By goamules
Check your expectations. You paid chicken feed...

Check your expectations. You paid chicken feed prices to the only known person left in the world that works on an archaic, 70 year old camera design? You complain about a piece of lint and some...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 03-25-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 2,146
Posted By goamules
Well, after 2 years of having the original Nokton...

Well, after 2 years of having the original Nokton in the safe, I finally bought an Amedeo adapter, arriving this week. Looking forward to using in on my Leica M.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-25-2019
Replies: 106
Views: 4,321
Posted By goamules
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4370/36350090770_ab...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4370/36350090770_ab7fd20be6_c.jpg

Kern Pizar 25mm F1.5
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-25-2019
Replies: 106
Views: 4,321
Posted By goamules
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7716/17305096542_0d...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7716/17305096542_0d37cf9277_c.jpg

Kino Plastigmat
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-25-2019
Replies: 106
Views: 4,321
Posted By goamules
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5315/13996308925_66...

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5315/13996308925_665ee85b93_c.jpg

Dallmeyer 25mm F1.9 (Petzval design)
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 02-27-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 1,999
Posted By goamules
It was a directive by General MacAuthor, SCAPIN...

It was a directive by General MacAuthor, SCAPIN 1535. It was for items produced for export. There are different versions as why. Some say because it would encourage Americans who were just at war...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-25-2019
Replies: 163
Views: 5,826
Posted By goamules
I shoot a lot of large format. Now THAT is a...

I shoot a lot of large format. Now THAT is a camera. No mirror, no flash, no shutter with barrel lenses. Just a box to hold the lens on the front, and the film on the back. ANY 35mm you can...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-20-2019
Replies: 138
Views: 13,474
Posted By goamules
I had my Summicron DR out last week, on Tri-X...

I had my Summicron DR out last week, on Tri-X...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-20-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 929
Posted By goamules
Great outing you had, thanks for sharing your...

Great outing you had, thanks for sharing your dad's story.

I recently received some Korean War photos I've been scanning. The vet was at the 8055th MASH unit, the one they mirrored for the TV...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 02-19-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 2,031
Posted By goamules
I skimmed it, and found lots of stawman arguments...

I skimmed it, and found lots of stawman arguments and other flawed logic. Life is too short to read this guys hyperbole about "myths" and his smugness about punishing a former American hero. ...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-11-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,683
Posted By goamules
Since everyone's vision of what they want in a...

Since everyone's vision of what they want in a lens is different, it's hard to say "get this...it's a SLEEPER!" What are you looking for? Some don't like sharp. Some want the ability to focus...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-07-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,006
Posted By goamules
Gutta Percha was NOT used to cover Leicas. ...

Gutta Percha was NOT used to cover Leicas. Hardened natural rubber, aka latex was. Unless you have some documentation, everything I've ever read says the covering called "vulcanite" in the 20s and...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 02-06-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,882
Posted By goamules
Here I compare the Canon 1.4, 1.5, and 1.8 LTMs...

Here I compare the Canon 1.4, 1.5, and 1.8 LTMs at 3 apertures. Below is the Canon 1.5 at F2.8

https://www.flickr.com/photos/garrettsphotos/sets/72157628955481717/detail/...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 02-06-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,882
Posted By goamules
I like the 1.5 also. It's colors are a little...

I like the 1.5 also. It's colors are a little colder than some of the other 50mm sonars.

I can't believe how cheap these, and other previous "cult" lenses have become. I'm glad I didn't hoard,...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-05-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,006
Posted By goamules
What I meant is Gutta Percha is not hard rubber. ...

What I meant is Gutta Percha is not hard rubber. But why are we talking about Gutta Percha? Vulcanite is made from vulcanized natural rubber. Leica used vulcanite, natural rubber. Not Gutta Percha.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-05-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,006
Posted By goamules
On the shims and lens being mounted over the...

On the shims and lens being mounted over the vulcanite, I can confirm my 1930 has this. I pulled out a loupe, and can easily see the vulcanite goes under the lens flange, but there are what looks...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-05-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,006
Posted By goamules
All I've ever heard is it is Vulcanite, made from...

All I've ever heard is it is Vulcanite, made from natural rubber. There is a lot of confusion about early black materials. Some are called Gutta Percha, some Hard Rubber, and others. They are all...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-04-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,006
Posted By goamules
I'll use the Swiss version of the film cutter,...

I'll use the Swiss version of the film cutter, the scissors on their pocket knives!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-04-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,006
Posted By goamules
Yeah, I'll get a measuring tape out and try the...

Yeah, I'll get a measuring tape out and try the lens settings at their various marks.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-04-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,006
Posted By goamules
It cleaned up a little better. It's worn,...

It cleaned up a little better. It's worn, brassed, ugly, and chipped. But is my only hockey stick model. Found at an antique market, I probably paid too much (a few hundred)....
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-04-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,006
Posted By goamules
I will probably not take the lens off. I just...

I will probably not take the lens off. I just wanted to see the shutter curtains, shining a LED light through the front glass just shows reflections....I can't tell what's in there! But the...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-03-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,006
Posted By goamules
The lens looks clear, but I haven't taken it off....

The lens looks clear, but I haven't taken it off. Shutter seems to work too, but hard to tell without taking the lens off! I assume you just take the 2 screws off?

Oh, one thing that bothers me. ...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-03-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,006
Posted By goamules
Yep, some leftover from a Leica Luxus I'm sure....

Yep, some leftover from a Leica Luxus I'm sure....
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-03-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,006
Posted By goamules
I know what you are asking. It does seem like...

I know what you are asking. It does seem like the lizard/snake area is the same thickness as the vulcanite....i.e. the vulcanite is not covering more lizard/snake. But hard to be sure. Looking...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-03-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,006
Posted By goamules
Leica I (a) with Lizard skin

Hi, I found this Leica I (a) recently. It has a 1930 serial number, and a number-less Elmar lens. What attracted me was what appears to be a very old vulcanite covering OVER what seems to be lizard...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 01-30-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,385
Posted By goamules
I never noticed it but just checked mine, it has...

I never noticed it but just checked mine, it has a 906xxxxx number on the mounting surface too.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 01-30-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,385
Posted By goamules
I found mine on an early Made in Occupied Japan...

I found mine on an early Made in Occupied Japan Tower Type 3.
https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7924/46879255302_676f7a3121_z.jpg
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 01-30-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,385
Posted By goamules
I'm still around as is my collapsible! I love...

I'm still around as is my collapsible! I love it.

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5341/17344265049_a3519f71e8_c.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-29-2019
Replies: 132
Views: 3,432
Posted By goamules
My navy buddy pinged me about the value of some...

My navy buddy pinged me about the value of some old Nikon lenses he inherited. I asked him what camera he uses, suggesting he may want to get a Nikon. "I still use that same first model Canon EOS I...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-29-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 2,487
Posted By goamules
There was a guy in the Southeast, North Carolina...

There was a guy in the Southeast, North Carolina I think, that worked on Leicas. There has got to be more than just THREE people in all of America. Let's see a longer list once in a while, and...
Forum: Optics Theory - 01-27-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 3,116
Posted By goamules
Or "best pizza"

Or "best pizza"
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-24-2019
Replies: 124
Views: 3,452
Posted By goamules
I will second the 1980s Minolta Hi-matic AF2. ...

I will second the 1980s Minolta Hi-matic AF2. Lever wind so fewer electronics to go bad. I used one back then in several continents, and it always took fantastic photos.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-20-2019
Replies: 323
Views: 25,830
Posted By goamules
Petri rangefinders.

Petri rangefinders.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-16-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 4,122
Posted By goamules
Honestly I think it's just random cameras that...

Honestly I think it's just random cameras that become fads. Overall, most used cameras are down in price over the past 8 years. Those "stupid expensive" Leicas? Not at all, II and III models are...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-16-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 2,880
Posted By goamules
Yep, DAG gets all my lens and RF body business.

Yep, DAG gets all my lens and RF body business.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-13-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 2,146
Posted By goamules
A thread today made me dig the old Prominent...

A thread today made me dig the old Prominent mount Nokton out of the safe, and duct tape it to my adapter method. I have to say, this is a spectacular lens. Maybe it's worth paying 200 bucks for...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-13-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1,236
Posted By goamules
A Prominent mount Ultron will cost about $200. A...

A Prominent mount Ultron will cost about $200. A Nokton more like $550. Then you have to add another $200-250 for the adapter if you want it on an M-mount. To me, for $400 I'd just buy a different...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-13-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1,236
Posted By goamules
The Vitessa is long gone. For the Prominent...

The Vitessa is long gone. For the Prominent mount lenses, I did make a temporary focusing mount out of a Leica close up adapter. But it was not very nice looking or permanent. To be so, I could...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-13-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1,236
Posted By goamules
Nice shots, I had a 50/2 Ultron on a folding...

Nice shots, I had a 50/2 Ultron on a folding Vitessa once. It's a great lens.

I'm still waiting to find an adapter for under $200 for my Prominent mount Ultron. Been waiting a couple years now. ...
Forum: Other RF 01-02-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 928
Posted By goamules
I had the ultron on their Vitessa. It seemed...

I had the ultron on their Vitessa. It seemed very sharp and pretty good contrast too. I wish I could afford a Prominent to M or LTM adapter. I've had a mint Nokton in the safe for over a year. I...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-01-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 2,084
Posted By goamules
Been shooting my Canon 35/2 the past two weeks. ...

Been shooting my Canon 35/2 the past two weeks. I like it.

https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7892/32685477668_ec506f0679_b.jpg (https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7892/32685477668_4874edf4b5_k.jpg)
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-31-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 851
Posted By goamules
I had a fairly early (toilet bowl) Fed 1 (PE0210...

I had a fairly early (toilet bowl) Fed 1 (PE0210 type B, 1937) that I sold a couple years ago on eBay. With the 50mm F2.0 lens, it only brought $240.
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 12-29-2018
Replies: 118
Views: 30,540
Posted By goamules
Yeah, over a decade ago he posted that.

Yeah, over a decade ago he posted that.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-29-2018
Replies: 123
Views: 8,482
Posted By goamules
Here is mine, with a Hektor 5cm lens. Shot a...

Here is mine, with a Hektor 5cm lens. Shot a roll through it Christmas I'll develop this weekend.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8072/8346495878_76a8100c9d_c.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-29-2018
Replies: 113
Views: 9,035
Posted By goamules
I'm doing something similar right now: trying to...

I'm doing something similar right now: trying to determine what Korean War unit is depicted in a bunch of kodachromes I found. So many interesting shots....but a little detective work required.
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 12-23-2018
Replies: 1,737
Views: 115,979
Posted By goamules
Kern Switar 50/1.5. Taken last night through the...

Kern Switar 50/1.5. Taken last night through the glass and blinds of a bar, as I walked to the restaurant. So it's kind of "street photography." ...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-19-2018
Replies: 1,367
Views: 341,856
Posted By goamules
https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5230/5677961537_57df...

https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5230/5677961537_57df594858_z.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-19-2018
Replies: 1,367
Views: 341,856
Posted By goamules
https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5160/14179600378_127...

https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5160/14179600378_127fe8e641_c.jpg
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-19-2018
Replies: 74
Views: 2,478
Posted By goamules
I do both, actually many more styles. I shot...

I do both, actually many more styles. I shot Large Format film, but also wetplate collodion. You MUST carefully plan wetplate shots, there are no options to "snapshot" with them. When I want to...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-18-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 924
Posted By goamules
Those types of "dream sale" lots are a fools...

Those types of "dream sale" lots are a fools errand. The seller calculates the top dollar of each and every item, and makes that the price. He assumes that all the work of selling individually each...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 12-18-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 1,418
Posted By goamules
If you go over to the Large Format forum, you...

If you go over to the Large Format forum, you will learn a lot more about the Petzvals (I think I saw you there though)
Forum: Large Format Film RF 12-18-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 1,418
Posted By goamules
Hi Nokton, I should have asked to see the...

Hi Nokton,
I should have asked to see the engraving. If there is not anything engraved, it's not a Ross. They always proudly marked their lenses, all of the early Petzval makers did. I had a hunch...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 12-17-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 1,418
Posted By goamules
Ross trained Dallmeyer....he married his...

Ross trained Dallmeyer....he married his daughter. That's how Dallmeyer got his start, from Ross.

I very seriously doubt it's a magic lantern/projector lens. Ross didn't make those that early (I...
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 12-17-2018
Replies: 98
Views: 31,570
Posted By goamules
From the same roll, action...

From the same roll, action shot:

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4888/32338520738_943c3af14b_c.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-13-2018
Replies: 64
Views: 3,103
Posted By goamules
When I got my M3 it needed work. I sent it to...

When I got my M3 it needed work. I sent it to Sherry Krauter. These are more complicated than the earlier Barnack types. She was factory trained at Leica. My camera came back like new, she...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 12-11-2018
Replies: 30
Views: 1,538
Posted By goamules
I just know the Instax film is capable of much...

I just know the Instax film is capable of much sharper and better exposed photographs than what are coming out of the little plastic point and shoot cameras. Give me some way to use the film in a...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 12-11-2018
Replies: 160
Views: 13,290
Posted By goamules
All I want is a camera or camera back that allows...

All I want is a camera or camera back that allows me to use quality lenses, and manual focus, aperture, and shutter speed. I guess that would be a back, ideally, for a vintage camera. I may try to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-10-2018
Replies: 62
Views: 1,536
Posted By goamules
Say, that reminds me: why do we call them genres?...

Say, that reminds me: why do we call them genres? Why not "categories" or something simpler like "ephemeral extemporaneous detritus"?
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-10-2018
Replies: 62
Views: 1,536
Posted By goamules
Presspass, exactly! It could have just as easily...

Presspass, exactly! It could have just as easily been called "City Photography" if it's things most think of: people doing things on sidewalks. But at a park? What if the park is having a concert?...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-10-2018
Replies: 62
Views: 1,536
Posted By goamules
I'm not sure if you were calling my logic above...

I'm not sure if you were calling my logic above "muddled" or something earlier in this thread. But I welcome you to clarify.

No, I didn't really mean for anyone to change the term. I'm just...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-10-2018
Replies: 62
Views: 1,536
Posted By goamules
We have landscape photography for outdoor scenes...

We have landscape photography for outdoor scenes of nature.
We have architectural photography for buildings.
We have portrait photography for studio close ups of faces.
We have war photography...and...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-08-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 834
Posted By goamules
Are you talking digital, and looking at...

Are you talking digital, and looking at screens?

Because in my experience MF is QUITE a bit better in a large print than 35mm. As in anyone would notice the difference. And a large format contact...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-07-2018
Replies: 76
Views: 2,806
Posted By goamules
https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7168/6584427861_9a53...

https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7168/6584427861_9a5320ef22_b.jpg

Karl Struss Pictorial lens on 5x7
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-07-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 1,398
Posted By goamules
The Canon P is a good choice - light compared to...

The Canon P is a good choice - light compared to an M3 too. I was just looking through my black Leica II, sitting in my dim office. You can't find the rangefinder patch until you move the focus...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-06-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 1,398
Posted By goamules
Continuing the tradition of recommending...

Continuing the tradition of recommending something other than what you asked, did you consider a Retina? Their viewfinders are bigger in some models, their lever wind is fast, their leaf shutter...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-05-2018
Replies: 76
Views: 2,806
Posted By goamules
https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3232/5724501447_9b16...

https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3232/5724501447_9b1679b2fc_z.jpg

5x7 tri-x, B&L Portrait Plastigmat
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-05-2018
Replies: 76
Views: 2,806
Posted By goamules
As the owner and user of most of the Pictorialist...

As the owner and user of most of the Pictorialist lenses used during the era, and somewhat of a scholar of their works, looking at this thread I can say most are precisely what the movement was all...
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 12-05-2018
Replies: 98
Views: 31,570
Posted By goamules
Retina IIc with 50/2.8 on Fuji...

Retina IIc with 50/2.8 on Fuji 200:

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4871/31253850607_8fe0ce042f_z.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-05-2018
Replies: 76
Views: 2,806
Posted By goamules
https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5214/5473939340_855c...

https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5214/5473939340_855c657188_b.jpg

5x7 Tri-X, Verito lens
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 11-27-2018
Replies: 114
Views: 44,228
Posted By goamules
Here is a IIc I got the other day. Shot a roll...

Here is a IIc I got the other day. Shot a roll I'm waiting on results for.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4830/46076298991_5e03f2cd27_c.jpg
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 11-27-2018
Replies: 114
Views: 44,228
Posted By goamules
My mistake, I have a IIa also, and a IIc. Kinda...

My mistake, I have a IIa also, and a IIc. Kinda hard keeping all the numbers straight.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4858/45985935041_591e4b0c6f_b.jpg
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-27-2018
Replies: 78
Views: 2,742
Posted By goamules
Taemo, those great shots show that the tool isn't...

Taemo, those great shots show that the tool isn't important, the person behind the ground glass is.
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 11-21-2018
Replies: 114
Views: 44,228
Posted By goamules
And an early Retina I I got at a yard sale, with...

And an early Retina I I got at a yard sale, with the box and manual.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4850/32115076898_634f2a0e9f_c.jpg
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 11-21-2018
Replies: 114
Views: 44,228
Posted By goamules
Here is my I, with an American Ektar on it. Very...

Here is my I, with an American Ektar on it. Very nice photos from it too. What do you do with a small finder, get a bigger finder!

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4913/45261748534_695a203bb0_c.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-11-2018
Replies: 64
Views: 2,337
Posted By goamules
I shoot Large Format a lot, but there aren't...

I shoot Large Format a lot, but there aren't really "adapters" that I can think of. They are just threaded for either a mounting flange, or a shutter.

Most, but not all, Cine lenses are really...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-10-2018
Replies: 64
Views: 2,337
Posted By goamules
Funny, after several years of not looking for...

Funny, after several years of not looking for Cine lenses, today I found a Filmo camera with a Bell and Howell 25/1.9 lens on it for $10 bucks. Took a chance, and it covers m4/3 pretty well! That's...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-07-2018
Replies: 64
Views: 2,337
Posted By goamules
And with the 25mm...

And with the 25mm Kerns:

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2911/14593767793_2fbafccc39_c.jpg

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4370/36350090770_ab7fd20be6_c.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-07-2018
Replies: 64
Views: 2,337
Posted By goamules
Here is a shot with the longer, slower Cooke...

Here is a shot with the longer, slower Cooke f3.5. It's very sharp. https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7172/6408253871_0b3f2445f0_b.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-07-2018
Replies: 64
Views: 2,337
Posted By goamules
Here are some of the other Cine lenses I've used....

Here are some of the other Cine lenses I've used. Mostly Cooke and Kern.

https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7578/15729718559_654ea3efc1_b.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-07-2018
Replies: 64
Views: 2,337
Posted By goamules
Hi, this is a Cook Ivotal, made for 16mm movie...

Hi, this is a Cook Ivotal, made for 16mm movie cameras. It covers APS-C on my Fuji XE-1 fine. There are quite a few other high quality cine lenses that will cover m4/3, and some that will cover...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-06-2018
Replies: 64
Views: 2,337
Posted By goamules
I've got a ton of Cine and LTM exotics. Here is...

I've got a ton of Cine and LTM exotics. Here is my Cooke Ivotal 50/1.4. It does well on APS-C....
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-02-2018
Replies: 166
Views: 4,976
Posted By goamules
I was shocked to go into Flickr and see the news....

I was shocked to go into Flickr and see the news. I haven't figured out why, but I used to pay for a Pro account back when it was $20 bucks. Then one year about 2-3 years ago they went "free". ...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-21-2018
Replies: 121
Views: 4,950
Posted By goamules
Since he asked if this forum is relevant most...

Since he asked if this forum is relevant most have answered "yes, because we do MORE than rangefinders!"

To me, I'm here for rangefinder content, only. I shoot them, I collect them. There are...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 10-20-2018
Replies: 34
Views: 2,753
Posted By goamules
I took my lever wind Tower on a Wyoming trip a...

I took my lever wind Tower on a Wyoming trip a few weeks ago, and it worked very well. Have never had it CLA'd, it seems to be fine without it. The SIII is similarly working fine.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 10-19-2018
Replies: 32
Views: 8,159
Posted By goamules
I trust this lens so much I took it on a hike in...

I trust this lens so much I took it on a hike in the Grand Tetons a few weeks ago, shot on Velvia 50.

https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1935/45382530192_0290eaca44_h.jpg
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 10-14-2018
Replies: 34
Views: 2,753
Posted By goamules
I have owned and shot Leica IIb, IIIC, M3, Canon...

I have owned and shot Leica IIb, IIIC, M3, Canon IVSB, trigger wind, and 7s, and a P. Have a Nicca IIIs and a Tower lever wind 46. all are gone or not used except the M3, Nicca IIIS, and Tower...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 10-14-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 2,061
Posted By goamules
I had one and posted some pics on this forum. ...

I had one and posted some pics on this forum. Sold it, the Canon 135 3.5 is just as good, and easier to find in great condition. You're going to have to figure out yourself how to open it for...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 10-10-2018
Replies: 0
Views: 1,312
Posted By goamules
Pen-F 38mm Pancake lens shots

Took this tiny, flat lens on an XE-1 to the Grand Tetons. If you get the focus right, it's just as sharp as the 38/1.8.

https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1935/44319777875_4d2fb8f4fe_b.jpg
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-10-2018
Replies: 620
Views: 144,172
Posted By goamules
I took mine to an early brass car museum. I like...

I took mine to an early brass car museum. I like that it has a little soft glow, wide...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 10-10-2018
Replies: 34
Views: 2,753
Posted By goamules
I've been using a Canon 35/2.8 LTM on my Nicca...

I've been using a Canon 35/2.8 LTM on my Nicca lever wind. Very good lens.
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 09-07-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 1,238
Posted By goamules
To me, the only thing I shoot is legacy lenses. ...

To me, the only thing I shoot is legacy lenses. If they would cover full frame, that would make it easier to know when shooting a 35mm or 50mm what it would look like. But I'm fine with APS-C...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 07-29-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 954
Posted By goamules
I haven't used the Nikkor, but I've used all of...

I haven't used the Nikkor, but I've used all of the Canon 35mm, They're all good. Recently been shooting the 35/2.8 a lot and liking it.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 07-10-2018
Replies: 32
Views: 8,159
Posted By goamules
https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/916/43236596142_9ae9...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/916/43236596142_9ae9839707_c.jpg (https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/916/43236596142_f9b2d82a25_h.jpg)
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-22-2018
Replies: 61
Views: 2,634
Posted By goamules
Oh, they're pocketable. The early ones you can...

Oh, they're pocketable. The early ones you can even fit one in a shirt pocket.

https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7382/13895780745_4f0ac25c5b_z.jpg

Comparatively, the IID is tiny. ...
Forum: Optics Theory - 06-22-2018
Replies: 161
Views: 10,355
Posted By goamules
A picture is worth a thousand words. Not many...

A picture is worth a thousand words. Not many pictures here.

When intellectually discussing "something" you have to define what you are discussing. No one is saying what "Pop" is. Saying "It...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-15-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 3,174
Posted By goamules
I just had Chinese bidders on my ebay items, even...

I just had Chinese bidders on my ebay items, even though I have EXCLUDED china. I just got off the phone with ebay. They say it's a bug/feature and there is no workaround. They will "forward the...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 06-14-2018
Replies: 34
Views: 2,753
Posted By goamules
If you mean a later 3-F with the lever wind,...

If you mean a later 3-F with the lever wind, that is better. If a 3-F with the knob wind, they're about the same as a 3-S. Just go for one that is working better if not with a lever wind.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-14-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 817
Posted By goamules
Found a clean IIIF complete kit

A couple weeks ago I went to a house sale, and found this Leica. I'm not too up on them, but it appears to be a IIIF Black Dial. It came with a Summitar, a 3.5 Summaron, and a Kilfitt tele Kilar...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-13-2018
Replies: 51
Views: 14,473
Posted By goamules
I have an M mount and LTM Mount Summaron 3.5. ...

I have an M mount and LTM Mount Summaron 3.5. Very nice lenses.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8722/16807458538_2267d4e3ed_c.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-13-2018
Replies: 41
Views: 1,752
Posted By goamules
I'm not so patiently waiting for it. What the...

I'm not so patiently waiting for it. What the heck, the most innovative film company in the history of the planet, and it is taking them....years....?

But when it comes out, I'm going to shoot the...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 05-14-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 717
Posted By goamules
Large format is meant to be seen live, in hand. ...

Large format is meant to be seen live, in hand. On screen doesn't do it justice.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 05-12-2018
Replies: 32
Views: 8,159
Posted By goamules
I got one a few weeks ago cheap, the early silver...

I got one a few weeks ago cheap, the early silver one. Loving it. But I love all Canon LTMs.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/823/27154707987_0d138d942d_c.jpg
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 01-29-2018
Replies: 253
Views: 84,755
Posted By goamules
I was just shooting my collapsible early version...

I was just shooting my collapsible early version yesterday.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4767/39078699355_97900a6884_c.jpg
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 01-26-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 2,255
Posted By goamules
Like most "fund first - design after" kickstarter...

Like most "fund first - design after" kickstarter projects, the sales initiative is paramount. The design may or may not be good, but it's too late after everyone prefunds it and gets their item. ...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 12-04-2017
Replies: 85
Views: 8,796
Posted By goamules
Here is another with the Dallmeyer. For the...

Here is another with the Dallmeyer. For the closest full frame/35mm format lens, I'd look at a Nikkor 50/1.4.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4550/38808161122_7b8247fdcb_c.jpg
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 12-04-2017
Replies: 85
Views: 8,796
Posted By goamules
I almost exclusively shoot old lenses with unique...

I almost exclusively shoot old lenses with unique signatures. In large format, a lot of Petzvals and pre-war soft focus lenses. In small format here are a few I like:

Pizar...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 12-04-2017
Replies: 70
Views: 3,446
Posted By goamules
Wait, are you annoyed by the Leica advertising...

Wait, are you annoyed by the Leica advertising (using a common sales technique going back 100 years), or was this just a way to talk about the political things that annoy you?
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 10-20-2017
Replies: 37
Views: 1,992
Posted By goamules
I shoot LF still, and 35mm film. But for...

I shoot LF still, and 35mm film. But for digital, the APS-C is my everday camera. For portraits, landscapes, hiking, travel.....the Fuji XE has been great.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 10-18-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 1,689
Posted By goamules
I used the similar Canon 25mm 3.5 this weekend. ...

I used the similar Canon 25mm 3.5 this weekend. You definitely need a hood if you are shooting towards bright sun. I got flare on several shots.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-26-2017
Replies: 18
Views: 1,155
Posted By goamules
Thanks for the link. I'll look for somewhere to...

Thanks for the link. I'll look for somewhere to ship to.

Tucson is the 2nd largest city in our state, Phoenix being the 4th largest city in AMERICA! We're only 2 hours from Phoenix. But I'm not...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-26-2017
Replies: 18
Views: 1,155
Posted By goamules
Funny, you can still get film developed in...

Funny, you can still get film developed in Vietnam, but not in a major city in America.
http://saigonphotocenter.com.vn/Default.html
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-26-2017
Replies: 18
Views: 1,155
Posted By goamules
Tucson Professional film development shop ceases

Another film developing shop bites the dust. Tucson, AZ. I had my E6 developed there until this year, when they stopped that. I had my large format color developed there, and some other 35mm. All...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-13-2017
Replies: 203
Views: 17,989
Posted By goamules
At the very end of the year, and "limited" is...

At the very end of the year, and "limited" is what I'm hearing now. Amazing how slow it is to get a machine rolling again that you already had rolling a few years...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-18-2017
Replies: 203
Views: 17,989
Posted By goamules
OK, I'll bite: where is the proverbial new Kodak...

OK, I'll bite: where is the proverbial new Kodak Ektachrome, that would "be available in Aug 2017?" There has been nothing on the internet about it since the January news, that I can see.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 08-13-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 1,818
Posted By goamules
The bridge above is Chattanooga, TN. I got some...

The bridge above is Chattanooga, TN.

I got some film printed (thanks Win 10 for disabling all my negative scanners) this weekend from this trip. Expired Tmax...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 08-01-2017
Replies: 23
Views: 2,146
Posted By goamules
I guess I could go that route. My problem with...

I guess I could go that route. My problem with spending $300 on an adapter is most of my LENSES didn't cost that much. And I have some very good lenses including a Summicron DR, Canon 50/1.4, 1.5,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-31-2017
Replies: 89
Views: 4,832
Posted By goamules
There are a lot of reasons for violent crime. ...

There are a lot of reasons for violent crime. But two are lack of police (due to weak laws that prevent them from arresting, or weak funding that prevents hiring enough), and lack of armed citizens....
Forum: Travel 07-27-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 1,479
Posted By goamules
I went through a major US airport about 3 weeks...

I went through a major US airport about 3 weeks ago. A working dog went through the people maze, which I liked. I had an old rangefinder, several lenses, filters and viewfinders in an old leather...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 07-24-2017
Replies: 23
Views: 2,146
Posted By goamules
I'm a little surprised you can now buy a 50mm...

I'm a little surprised you can now buy a 50mm F1.1 lens from China for about $370, but you cannot get a good Prominent-to-LTM focusing adapter for less than $300. Two rings of metal, with no glass...
Forum: Optics Theory - 07-24-2017
Replies: 45
Views: 4,332
Posted By goamules
The original Rudolph design was a cemented pair...

The original Rudolph design was a cemented pair in rear, and an air spaced pair in front. I.E. 4 elements, 2 groups.

Like most designs, others come along later and make alterations. The Planar...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 07-21-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1,062
Posted By goamules
The Vade Mecum says: Biotar 1.4 "...It was of...

The Vade Mecum says:

Biotar 1.4 "...It was of 6-glass with 8 air glass surfaces, and 35mm was needed for the 24x18mm of movie format, and 16.7mm for 16mm...and 50mm for movie. This is an angle of...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 07-16-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 1,818
Posted By goamules
Here are a...

Here are a...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 07-02-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 1,818
Posted By goamules
Nicca III-S with Canon 25mm 3.5

I have selected my perfect tiny travel camera. New to me Canon 25mm lens takes very nice photos. With this tiny lens, you have a very miniature package....
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-01-2017
Replies: 136
Views: 7,945
Posted By goamules
Asking "what High End bag should I use" is like...

Asking "what High End bag should I use" is like asking what Gucci or Coach purse a woman should buy. Expensive brands are expensive because they are ....brands. If the goal is to have "High Cost"...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-28-2017
Replies: 30
Views: 2,277
Posted By goamules
Oh yeah! I used to have...

Oh yeah! I used to have one.

https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7119/7523576428_736f7348df_c.jpg

https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7132/7523575784_72782a61a8_c.jpg
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-28-2017
Replies: 30
Views: 2,277
Posted By goamules
Here is one I'm keeping. Nikkor 50/2. ...

Here is one I'm keeping. Nikkor 50/2. ...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-27-2017
Replies: 79
Views: 19,440
Posted By goamules
I have not tried that. But I did spend about 5...

I have not tried that. But I did spend about 5 hours reading many pages and trying many drivers and scan techniques, even TWAIN, to no avail. That was about 6 months ago. I just did another search...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-27-2017
Replies: 79
Views: 19,440
Posted By goamules
Do all versions still work with Windows 10? When...

Do all versions still work with Windows 10? When I updated to Win10 last year, both my flatbed and my Plustec 7200 negative scanner stopped working. There is no fix or driver to make them work now,...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-26-2017
Replies: 29
Views: 2,453
Posted By goamules
The threats are real. In WWII the Nazis sent...

The threats are real. In WWII the Nazis sent exactly 10 terrorists to the US, to blow up things. The first 8 were caught, tried and, 6 electrocuted quickly. None of that happens today, and there...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-25-2017
Replies: 136
Views: 7,945
Posted By goamules
Aizan, that's why I use old vintage bags. My bag...

Aizan, that's why I use old vintage bags. My bag above was $10, but looks expensive. If they steal it and my Nicca with a Canon lens, I'm out of less money than most people have in their cell...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-25-2017
Replies: 136
Views: 7,945
Posted By goamules
I prefer vintage and antique bag for my vintage...

I prefer vintage and antique bag for my vintage and antique cameras. Just as a Leica or Canon or Nicca are such quality that cannot be made today, good leather bags like this Perrin would have cost...
Forum: Optics Theory - 06-22-2017
Replies: 32
Views: 2,139
Posted By goamules
Several misstatements on this thread. Wollensak...

Several misstatements on this thread. Wollensak was a very good American optical company. They made some fantastic lenses in the 1910s - 1950s, including a lot of soft focus designs that took...
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