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Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 125
Posted By splitimageview
Lots of threads here on this topic. Lots of good...

Lots of threads here on this topic. Lots of good options...good luck in your search. :)
Forum: Nikon RF 2 Days Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 456
Posted By splitimageview
I haven’t seen the M39-M39 helicals, will have to...

I haven’t seen the M39-M39 helicals, will have to look into those...

Here is the exact setup I use for all adapted lenses, the close focusing adapter is quite inexpensive but well made.

The photo...
Forum: Nikon RF 3 Days Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 456
Posted By splitimageview
Get an Amedeo adapter for Nikon S to Leica M (he...

Get an Amedeo adapter for Nikon S to Leica M (he makes two versions: the 50mm-internal mount-only version or the internal/external version) and add a close focusing helical adapter for the digital...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 4 Days Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 477
Posted By splitimageview
Choose another repair person. :) There are many...

Choose another repair person. :) There are many referenced here with stellar reps.

What camera?
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 4 Days Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 1,004
Posted By splitimageview
I sell to meteor all the time. Maybe they will...

I sell to meteor all the time. Maybe they will want it. :)
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 5 Days Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 1,004
Posted By splitimageview
Good luck to them if they can get their asking...

Good luck to them if they can get their asking price! :eek:
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 5 Days Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 1,004
Posted By splitimageview
Haha! Yes, I suppose a factory L seal means...

Haha! Yes, I suppose a factory L seal means "allocate about $250 for a CLA and maybe more for curtains" :)
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 5 Days Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 1,004
Posted By splitimageview
L seal doesn’t mean much these...

L seal doesn’t mean much these days.

https://rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=168703
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 5 Days Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 931
Posted By splitimageview
The glass is pretty recessed so this is likely...

The glass is pretty recessed so this is likely entirely theoretical. I like the vintage look!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 5 Days Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 1,004
Posted By splitimageview
That seems to be the correct conclusion. :)...

That seems to be the correct conclusion. :)

Great lens nonetheless!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 5 Days Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 1,004
Posted By splitimageview
Now that I look at the photos again, that looks...

Now that I look at the photos again, that looks like an unusual hybrid of some sort between v2 and v3...would help if you had more side-view photos of the barrel...it doesn't look like black paint to...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 5 Days Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 1,004
Posted By splitimageview
From "Identifying Leica Lenses" by Sartorius,...

From "Identifying Leica Lenses" by Sartorius, it's rated "R+" which is between 'rare' and 'very rare.'

http://restoration35.com/images/2019/06/20/IMG_3876.md.jpg...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 5 Days Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 1,004
Posted By splitimageview
Yes. a black version 2 is very uncommon. Not sure...

Yes. a black version 2 is very uncommon. Not sure what it would fetch on the collector market as they don’t come up often...but likely big bucks if it’s factory legit.

Got any more photos of the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 5 Days Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 931
Posted By splitimageview
After getting this 40, I want to try the...

After getting this 40, I want to try the 58/1.4...anyone have that one? Not meaning to thread hijack....
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 5 Days Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 779
Posted By splitimageview
The 35/1.4 Zeiss is soooo special. Great lens for...

The 35/1.4 Zeiss is soooo special. Great lens for half price of the Leica and every bit as good.

Cosina builds some great stuff, many of it in the same league of build quality as Leica, yet not at...
Forum: Photography General Interest 6 Days Ago
Replies: 111
Views: 3,414
Posted By splitimageview
https://bhpho.to/2XfX7Rx https://static.bhphoto.c...

https://bhpho.to/2XfX7Rx

https://static.bhphoto.com/images/images500x500/hasselblad_x1d_ii_50c_medium_1560930625_1487057.jpg
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 6 Days Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 425
Posted By splitimageview
If you want a lightweight Contax body, try the...

If you want a lightweight Contax body, try the 159MM. It’s small and light and has the usual great viewfinder, 1/4000. About the same size as the Aria. I’ve had most of the Contax SLRs and it’s my...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 931
Posted By splitimageview
I was fortunate to come across the latest version...

I was fortunate to come across the latest version with the silver nose that focuses to 0.25m. What a fantastic lens! Looks like a vintage Nikkor and the very close focus and focal length offer so...
Forum: Nikon RF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 725
Posted By splitimageview
I made the mistake of selling my Amedeo S>LTM...

I made the mistake of selling my Amedeo S>LTM adapter a while back...he doesn’t appear to make them anymore.
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 423
Posted By splitimageview
It is no longer an option; function has been...

It is no longer an option; function has been disabled
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 1 Week Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 887
Posted By splitimageview
one is Gus Lazzari...

one is Gus Lazzari (http://tlccamerarepair.homestead.com/services.html)
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 1,266
Posted By splitimageview
I second the X-E3. It's my favorite digital I've...

I second the X-E3. It's my favorite digital I've ever owned, and I've owned everything from micro 4/3 to full frame, including Leica.

So small and light, and great optics. :)
Forum: Nikon RF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 1,053
Posted By splitimageview
Depends on the individual lens; some do this,...

Depends on the individual lens; some do this, some don't...

Don't the S-mount Nikkors (50mm and up) have two sets of aperture indicators on the aperture ring, also?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 61
Views: 2,675
Posted By splitimageview
Fujifilm Acros II announced

https://www.fujifilm.co.jp/press/img/ffnr1430_01.jpg



Translated press release...
Forum: Nikon RF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 1,053
Posted By splitimageview
The frameline condition is more related to the...

The frameline condition is more related to the individual camera.

The 50mm frames on the SP are similarly near the edge of the viewfinder window, as there is a separate viewfinder for 28 and 35....
Forum: Nikon RF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 1,053
Posted By splitimageview
What slows me down is bottom loading the film,...

What slows me down is bottom loading the film, much prefer the Nikon.

When shooting manually with an incident meter the aperture doesn’t need changing very often, it’s the shutter speed that...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 276
Views: 66,834
Posted By splitimageview
Tell us more about the winder. :)

Tell us more about the winder. :)
Forum: Nikon RF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 45
Views: 1,725
Posted By splitimageview
Very nice! The S2 and later are all superb, and...

Very nice! The S2 and later are all superb, and I'll take the film loading all day long over a bottom loader. :)
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 887
Posted By splitimageview
no real way to verify. Some established techs...

no real way to verify. Some established techs will have a special unique wax seal, some don’t use a seal or just use plain wax, some will use a replica ‘L’ seal.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 239
Posted By splitimageview
Can't get that link to work. Shapeways?

Can't get that link to work.

Shapeways?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 861
Posted By splitimageview
If you're comfy with MR4 and can give up AE, then...

If you're comfy with MR4 and can give up AE, then the M4 is your huckleberry.
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 346
Posted By splitimageview
I use https://chevereto.com, there is a free...

I use https://chevereto.com, there is a free version, no need for coding html, just need a host and a domain.

It provides easy links in bbcode format, among lots of other features
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 121
Views: 3,366
Posted By splitimageview
What film have you been sending to Precision?...

What film have you been sending to Precision? They only do C-41 in house as far as I know. If you are sending them E6 or B&W that might contribute to the delay as they send those to another lab for...
Forum: Nikon RF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 45
Views: 1,725
Posted By splitimageview
Yes, best to shoot a roll and try it in real...

Yes, best to shoot a roll and try it in real situations.

Bear in mind with 60+ year old cameras there can be a lot of variance in RF patch contrast, viewfinder brightness/clarity, etc. between...
Forum: Jim Lager - Leica Historian 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 848
Posted By splitimageview
Good luck finding out the history. If you...

Good luck finding out the history.

If you decide to service it, Alan Starkie can restore the red curtains. He did the same to my red curtain IIIc, the only tech I am aware of that provides this...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 979
Posted By splitimageview
This looks like a winner. It’s about time someone...

This looks like a winner. It’s about time someone dove into a modern redesign, and the number of backers is impressive
Forum: Jim Lager - Leica Historian 05-20-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 1,023
Posted By splitimageview
It's difficult to tell from the photos, but does...

It's difficult to tell from the photos, but does the finish/feel/sheen of the top plate match the bottom, or is it somewhat different?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-19-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1,181
Posted By splitimageview
When Circuit of the Americas opened a few years...

When Circuit of the Americas opened a few years ago they had a similar rule, but it was ignored, then it was changed slightly, specifying the length of lenses that would be allowed.

That was ignored...
Forum: Jim Lager - Leica Historian 05-18-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 1,023
Posted By splitimageview
Might also try jlager100 at yahoo.com

Might also try jlager100 at yahoo.com
Forum: Jim Lager - Leica Historian 05-18-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 1,023
Posted By splitimageview
I’d suggest contacting Jim Lager...if anyone has...

I’d suggest contacting Jim Lager...if anyone has seen something like this before, it’s likely to be him...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-15-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 1,671
Posted By splitimageview
Don’t underestimate the Nikkor 2.5. I had a...

Don’t underestimate the Nikkor 2.5. I had a perfect Summaron 2.8 and decided to keep the Nikkor (obtained from @jonmanjiro) as the renderings were nearly indistinguishable from each other. The...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-15-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 1,671
Posted By splitimageview
I compared the Nikkor 35/2.5 to the Summaron...

I compared the Nikkor 35/2.5 to the Summaron f/2.8 and found them to have similar rendering. Dare I say ‘classic?’ :) Also compared the 35/2 Summicron v1 and the 35/1.8 Nikkor a few years ago, both...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-09-2019
Replies: 55
Views: 38,051
Posted By splitimageview
I fixed a mirror slip on my 159MM, easy/simple....

I fixed a mirror slip on my 159MM, easy/simple. Great camera!

Not sure what you mean by 'fading viewfinder', do you mean the LCD readout? If that's what you're referring to, no LCDs that I'm aware...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-08-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 231
Posted By splitimageview
Let me know if these help. There is adhesive...

Let me know if these help. There is adhesive residue but little foam in the second photo by the door hinge.

This camera has original...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-07-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 231
Posted By splitimageview
I can look at mine tomorrow and send some pics if...

I can look at mine tomorrow and send some pics if that helps...
Forum: Jim Lager - Leica Historian 05-02-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 489
Posted By splitimageview
Looks legit. Email Lager and he can provide...

Looks legit. Email Lager and he can provide delivery details.

Cameraworks-uk.com can restore red curtains on authentic originals.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-02-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 805
Posted By splitimageview
Agreed. Pleasing subject separation with a creamy...

Agreed. Pleasing subject separation with a creamy background is one thing; razor thin DOF as the subject itself is quite another.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-01-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 955
Posted By splitimageview
Every digital Leica ever sold qualifies as such.

Every digital Leica ever sold qualifies as such.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-01-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 788
Posted By splitimageview
Congrats! The 24-85 is quite good, if large, and...

Congrats!

The 24-85 is quite good, if large, and it focuses fast.

I also had the 50, the 28-80, the 70-200, and the 100 Makro Sonnar. The 28-80 focused slower than the 24-85 but was much smaller....
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-01-2019
Replies: 124
Views: 50,861
Posted By splitimageview
Radu is good to work with, he did some Alpa stuff...

Radu is good to work with, he did some Alpa stuff for me a while back. Glad there is someone else willing to tackle Contax!
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-30-2019
Replies: 124
Views: 50,861
Posted By splitimageview
DAG is the clear choice. $285 not including any...

DAG is the clear choice. $285 not including any parts that might be required
Forum: Photo Software 04-30-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 296
Posted By splitimageview
Yes I remember that Dropbox feature...

Yes I remember that Dropbox feature...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-26-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 2,391
Posted By splitimageview
Sover is one of the best. :)

Sover is one of the best. :)
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-26-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 2,391
Posted By splitimageview
Was the fee a brokerage fee, or duties, or...

Was the fee a brokerage fee, or duties, or both?

Sover should be aware of the proper harmonized codes to mark on the documents.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-26-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 2,391
Posted By splitimageview
'Near Mint' means it has fungus, 'Exc ++++++'...

'Near Mint' means it has fungus, 'Exc ++++++' means fungus and scratches.

:D
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-26-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 2,391
Posted By splitimageview
Yes, that can indeed happen. Customs...

Yes, that can indeed happen. Customs clearance/brokerage fee.

Some photo gear has duties, as seen in the database I linked above. Like any government publication, it's not very well organized and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-25-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 2,391
Posted By splitimageview
If they try to collect duties on your TTL, fight...

If they try to collect duties on your TTL, fight it, as that is a duty-free import. There is no threshold. Tell them to use tariff code:

9006.51.00.40 "35mm film camera"
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-25-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 2,391
Posted By splitimageview
Duty for shipments inbound to the US depends on...

Duty for shipments inbound to the US depends on the item type, and can also depend on the ship method.

If the shipper uses USPS, and the shipment is to an individual, most of the time even dutiable...
Forum: Nikon RF 04-25-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,725
Posted By splitimageview
There is individual variability due to these...

There is individual variability due to these cameras being 60+ years old, makes it iffy to conclude that all examples of a specific model behave the same.

How well individual cameras were...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-24-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 314
Posted By splitimageview
PCB corrosion? Having been in the industry, I'm...

PCB corrosion? Having been in the industry, I'm not sure what you mean by this. Moisture/water won't affect PCBs, however it can affect the circuits (via shorting) if for example a circuit is active...
Forum: Nikon RF 04-24-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,725
Posted By splitimageview
Just acquired my (3rd) S3 2000, the viewfinder is...

Just acquired my (3rd) S3 2000, the viewfinder is brighter than my vintage SP, but just a smidge. The extra frame lines don’t bother me now as much as I remember from the previous two that I owned...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 04-24-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 385
Posted By splitimageview
That’s a personal financial decision but the...

That’s a personal financial decision but the Niccas are fine little cameras.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-23-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 788
Posted By splitimageview
F100 is indeed hard to beat. And the 50 N Planar...

F100 is indeed hard to beat. And the 50 N Planar is scarce/pricey...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-23-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 788
Posted By splitimageview
The only thing I don’t like about the N1 is the...

The only thing I don’t like about the N1 is the size. Also no longer need autofocus when shooting film, so I sold my N1 set in the classifieds a few months ago. Still have a Contax 159 tho :)
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-23-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 314
Posted By splitimageview
PCBs generally go through an aqueous wash during...

PCBs generally go through an aqueous wash during manufacturing process, unless the manufacturer uses special solder paste that doesn't require a wash.

I'm assuming you're wanting to protect the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-23-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 788
Posted By splitimageview
Easy to use them on Sony with AF, the lenses are...

Easy to use them on Sony with AF, the lenses are great. My favorite is the 100 Makro.

Get the N1, not the NX. If it breaks get another. :)
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-22-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 439
Posted By splitimageview
I had to fix a loose mirror on my Contax 159. It...

I had to fix a loose mirror on my Contax 159. It would get hung up after the shutter fired when my 45/2.8 was attached but not with other lenses. Easy and permanent fix.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-21-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,366
Posted By splitimageview
Tru. ......

Tru.


......
Forum: Nikon RF 04-20-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,725
Posted By splitimageview
Yes the 1:1 vf makes a big difference with...

Yes the 1:1 vf makes a big difference with longer focal lengths.
Forum: Nikon RF 04-20-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,725
Posted By splitimageview
No one has mentioned film loading. MUCH prefer...

No one has mentioned film loading. MUCH prefer Nikon’s removable back over bottom loading.

I’ve owned lots of Ms and Barnacks over the years and many NRF.

Prefer the 1:1 vf with fuzzy patch over...
Forum: Photo Software 04-19-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 415
Posted By splitimageview
I too switched from Aperture, and went with the...

I too switched from Aperture, and went with the prepaid annual subscription for $79 (http://tiny.cc/aiog5y). really like it so far, just takes the usual new software learning curve with the user...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 04-19-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 782
Posted By splitimageview
35mm film cameras to the US are duty free, have...

35mm film cameras to the US are duty free, have the shipper reference harmonized tariff code 9006.53.01 "35mm film camera"
Forum: DIYS Modifications 04-18-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 892
Posted By splitimageview
Yes, hydrochloric acid, easy peasy. It's the...

Yes, hydrochloric acid, easy peasy. It's the nickel that's a pain...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 04-17-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 892
Posted By splitimageview
My process included bead blasting to remove the...

My process included bead blasting to remove the smut (residue) that remained after nickel was stripped. Bright brass was the result, stretch wrap it and it shouldn’t tarnish for a long while. :)
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-17-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 2,391
Posted By splitimageview
Just make sure the shipper uses the correct...

Just make sure the shipper uses the correct harmonized code. Freight companies often charge brokerage fees; if this is a problem for you, have the shipper use the post.
Forum: DIYS Modifications 04-17-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 892
Posted By splitimageview
Is there residue after the nickel strip?

Is there residue after the nickel strip?
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-17-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 2,391
Posted By splitimageview
No duties to the US, other countries vary. :)

No duties to the US, other countries vary. :)
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-17-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 2,391
Posted By splitimageview
Whyso? The vast majority of Japanese sellers seem...

Whyso? The vast majority of Japanese sellers seem to follow a standard template with their listings, including layout, descriptions, wording, the use of '+++++++', among many other commonalities,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-17-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 2,391
Posted By splitimageview
Generally no, film cameras have no duties when...

Generally no, film cameras have no duties when shipped to the US, and most items shipped via post won’t have duties even if they are supposed to according to the harmonized tariff codes

Never had...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-16-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 2,391
Posted By splitimageview
I’ve negotiated with kevincameras, he is premium...

I’ve negotiated with kevincameras, he is premium priced but his gear is premium.
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 04-16-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 705
Posted By splitimageview
The nickel is a pain, and then there is the smut...

The nickel is a pain, and then there is the smut after that. Yes that’s a technical term. :)

Bead blast to the brass and then the real work begins.

I painted tons of Leicas and a few Nikons and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-16-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 2,391
Posted By splitimageview
“There is no tiny dusts”

“There is no tiny dusts”
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 04-16-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 705
Posted By splitimageview
Yes, the process is well-known. The actual...

Yes, the process is well-known.

The actual talent to remove the dings and dents and nicks, and apply a nice smooth flawless coat that doesn't flake off, is another thing altogether. :)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-16-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,366
Posted By splitimageview
Hmm, this is unpossible! :)

Hmm, this is unpossible! :)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-15-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,366
Posted By splitimageview
And...still no data presented. Oh well... :D

And...still no data presented. Oh well...

:D
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-15-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,366
Posted By splitimageview
Why continue with the insults? I'm asking...

Why continue with the insults? I'm asking completely fair and relevant questions.

For the sake of discussion, let's say you know an investor that would like to put money into this growing market....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-15-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,366
Posted By splitimageview
Actually the peak was 2003, according to Fujifilm...

Actually the peak was 2003, according to Fujifilm (http://time.com/4649188/film-photography-industry-comeback/):

“The film market peaked in 2003 with 960 million rolls of film, today it represents...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-13-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,366
Posted By splitimageview
Unfortunately, the OP just mentioned anecdotal...

Unfortunately, the OP just mentioned anecdotal evidence of a single film lab. There are, of course, other such labs that have seen growth as thousands of other labs have died off.

As stated earlier,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-13-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,366
Posted By splitimageview
Labs started closing well before then. And there...

Labs started closing well before then. And there were several years for the mail order labs to court and bring in customers who lost local support. Takes time to market and convince potential...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-12-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,366
Posted By splitimageview
For labs like the Darkroom it is easy to believe....

For labs like the Darkroom it is easy to believe. There used to be labs on every corner, they are gone now so the remaining business has to go somewhere.

But that doesn’t necessarily imply a...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-08-2019
Replies: 264
Views: 14,908
Posted By splitimageview
Condolences to the family.

Condolences to the family.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 04-06-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 396
Posted By splitimageview
I use the Peak Design Range Pouch...

I use the Peak Design Range Pouch (https://amzn.to/2D47XyG), medium. One lens on the camera and one in the Peak, along with SD cards and batteries. It will fit my 90mm with a short hood.

For those...
Forum: Sony Alpha / NEX News / General Discussion 04-06-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 808
Posted By splitimageview
Very interesting, although published on April...

Very interesting, although published on April 1st. :) Can’t seem to find any other references elsewhere...anyone else have any luck?
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-02-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 938
Posted By splitimageview
"Pick me up and shoot, dammit!"

"Pick me up and shoot, dammit!"
Forum: Sony Alpha / NEX News / General Discussion 03-31-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 347
Posted By splitimageview
The sale (https://bit.ly/2uBomG7) has been...

The sale (https://bit.ly/2uBomG7) has been extended to the end of April, so you've got more time to test.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-27-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 487
Posted By splitimageview
I had a 4 for many years but the days of heavy...

I had a 4 for many years but the days of heavy cameras are over for me. I don’t even want to carry my F2...

Don’t need a fast motor drive for film nowadays, either.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-18-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 688
Posted By splitimageview
They don’t really want the work. But they will do...

They don’t really want the work. But they will do it if you are ok with the quote.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-18-2019
Replies: 73
Views: 1,796
Posted By splitimageview
There is absolute nothing wrong appreciating...

There is absolute nothing wrong appreciating b̶a̶u̶b̶l̶e̶s̶ the epitome of engineering and design.

Photographers have been doing this with film Leicas for nearly a century, when arguably there were...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-15-2019
Replies: 102
Views: 2,849
Posted By splitimageview
60s-70s era RFs aren’t near the ‘very’ end. It...

60s-70s era RFs aren’t near the ‘very’ end. It really depends on how well/poorly individual units were cared for. Recently sold a couple restored Canonet Ql17s for good coin. They will last a couple...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 03-15-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,536
Posted By splitimageview
what filter sizes does it adapt?

what filter sizes does it adapt?
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-14-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 5,035
Posted By splitimageview
Very odd. The dancing LED problem is an easy fix,...

Very odd. The dancing LED problem is an easy fix, never seen one that needed a complete dismantling to fix this.
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 03-08-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,104
Posted By splitimageview
It's actually a 'no' they don't 'lose...

It's actually a 'no' they don't 'lose reliability' due specifically to age; as in the previous post, it's based on read-write cycles.

They do fail, however and when they do, the 1 becomes a 0. :)
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 03-08-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,104
Posted By splitimageview
No. It’s a ‘go’ or ‘no go’ situation in terms of...

No. It’s a ‘go’ or ‘no go’ situation in terms of the flash memory circuit. If you get read or write or format errors it’s time to retire that card.

Mechanically, yes, they can wear, ive had a few...
Forum: Fuji X Series 03-07-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,019
Posted By splitimageview
For super light travel I’d take two X-E3 and the...

For super light travel I’d take two X-E3 and the 16, 23, and 56mm lenses and leave the Leica at home. ;)
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-06-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 633
Posted By splitimageview
Maybe this will...

Maybe this will help?

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8lSdBFxc-a0
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-06-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 921
Posted By splitimageview
Summicron-C, although a 40 normal as opposed to a...

Summicron-C, although a 40 normal as opposed to a 50 normal.

The Canon 50/1.5 is small for a fast lens.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 03-04-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 684
Posted By splitimageview
https://rangefinderforum.com/forums/member.php?u=5...

https://rangefinderforum.com/forums/member.php?u=53115
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-04-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 392
Posted By splitimageview
If you have one of these Leica rear lens caps,...

If you have one of these Leica rear lens caps, use the 3 tabs on the back to remove the adapter. I've seen other rear caps that have these tabs,...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-03-2019
Replies: 257
Views: 54,421
Posted By splitimageview
I’ve had Alan Starkie paint a few for me, so nice...

I’ve had Alan Starkie paint a few for me, so nice in black!

http://restoration35.com/images/2019/03/03/IMG_3101.jpg
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-01-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 628
Posted By splitimageview
The Summitar has, shall I say, ‘curious’ bokeh....

The Summitar has, shall I say, ‘curious’ bokeh. With some backgrounds it works well, others not so much. It also varies from center to edge. The reference image was apparently shot wide open so...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-28-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 628
Posted By splitimageview
It’s not an easy decision. The Elmar is tiny but...

It’s not an easy decision.

The Elmar is tiny but fiddly with aperture and filters make that even more clunky. On the other hand it’s tiny!

Summitar is under rated but has an oddball filter. If you...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-28-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 628
Posted By splitimageview
Also some Summitars are coated, some not; some...

Also some Summitars are coated, some not; some have 10 blades, some 6 with a hex opening
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-28-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 628
Posted By splitimageview
Don’t forget filters. Some of those have standard...

Don’t forget filters. Some of those have standard sizes, some are oddball.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-28-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 628
Posted By splitimageview
I presume you mean Summitar as opposed to...

I presume you mean Summitar as opposed to Summarit?
Forum: Nikon RF 02-28-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 447
Posted By splitimageview
Arrived today, glass is quite nice! And the...

Arrived today, glass is quite nice! And the barrel too. '49' stamped on the back of the...
Forum: Nikon RF 02-27-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 447
Posted By splitimageview
Thanks Jon, closer focus on the rigid too (1.5...

Thanks Jon, closer focus on the rigid too (1.5 ft.), uncoupled at this distance of course
Forum: Nikon RF 02-27-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 447
Posted By splitimageview
Maybe, difficult to tell from seller photos, but...

Maybe, difficult to tell from seller photos, but it's returnable in any case. Then again, these are worth far more than I paid, even hazy...

Seller claimed "The lens is free of cloudiness. No...
Forum: Nikon RF 02-27-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 447
Posted By splitimageview
Here is the relevant data from the Nikon s/n...

Here is the relevant data from the Nikon s/n page...shows a slightly later confirmed s/n (2782 vs Rotoloni's 2770)


http://www.photosynthesis.co.nz/nikon/serialno.html#RF_5cm
Forum: Nikon RF 02-27-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 447
Posted By splitimageview
Very good, thank you for the info...

Very good, thank you for the info...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-27-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 969
Posted By splitimageview
Really? Been selling on ebay for decades and have...

Really? Been selling on ebay for decades and have never seen that...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-27-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 969
Posted By splitimageview
When I list BIN/BO, if someone shoots a low-ball,...

When I list BIN/BO, if someone shoots a low-ball, I give it a split second of attention and then it's forgotten. I sometimes make such offers myself, depending on many factors which I won't list...
Forum: Nikon RF 02-27-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 447
Posted By splitimageview
Does the book indicate how many were produced in...

Does the book indicate how many were produced in this batch, and overall?
Forum: Nikon RF 02-27-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 447
Posted By splitimageview
Ooh, should have noted the red C. :) Thank...

Ooh, should have noted the red C. :) Thank you.





the batch that was initiated May 1947, correct?
Forum: Nikon RF 02-27-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 447
Posted By splitimageview
:) Yes. What I do know, is it's from 1947, I...

:)

Yes.

What I do know, is it's from 1947, I presume uncoated? Guess I'll find that out when it arrives...

Crossing fingers it's clean glass!
Forum: Nikon RF 02-27-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 447
Posted By splitimageview
tell me about the nikkor 50/3.5 collapsible...

This one came with a Canon S-II.

http://restoration35.com/images/2019/02/27/s-l1600.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-27-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 969
Posted By splitimageview
Emailing sellers has been around forever,...

Emailing sellers has been around forever, yes.

But the seller sending an offer as the OP described is new.

I was just describing how the new feature could be utilized.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-27-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 969
Posted By splitimageview
A buyer may inquire by email regarding a...

A buyer may inquire by email regarding a listing, along with an offer. If the seller agrees to the arrangement, they can use the ‘send offer’ feature to confirm it and the buyer can then proceed...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 02-26-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 1,868
Posted By splitimageview
I have an S-II on the way to me without MIOJ on...

I have an S-II on the way to me without MIOJ on the baseplate. It’s s/n 17xxx and is marked Canon Camera Co Ltd on the top plate.

Bundled lens is Nikkor 50/3.5.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-24-2019
Replies: 2,124
Views: 587,781
Posted By splitimageview
II + Nikkor: That's a wonderful combination,...

II + Nikkor: That's a wonderful combination, Helen!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-23-2019
Replies: 2,124
Views: 587,781
Posted By splitimageview
Hugo can cut a new cover for you. I’ve sent him...

Hugo can cut a new cover for you. I’ve sent him cameras in the past when he did not already have patterns.
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 02-22-2019
Replies: 276
Views: 66,834
Posted By splitimageview
Best of the thread!

Best of the thread!
Forum: Nikon RF 02-22-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 661
Posted By splitimageview
I feel the same about the 50/1.4 Nikkor from the...

I feel the same about the 50/1.4 Nikkor from the 50s, but this also applies to the related 50/1.5 Zeiss Sonnar and the Canon 50/1.5 too. They lose contrast wide open but 2/3 to 1 stop down the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-22-2019
Replies: 163
Views: 4,878
Posted By splitimageview
how big is a pocket?

how big is a pocket?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-21-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 376
Posted By splitimageview
cameraworks-uk.com can provide their modern...

cameraworks-uk.com can provide their modern frameline mask and they also can re-cement prisms. No other Leica repair firm offers this.

One of my Ms received the first production unit of their FTA...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-21-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 376
Posted By splitimageview
New modern frameline mask is available, service...

New modern frameline mask is available, service to re-cement prism, too. Alan Starkie can take care of both if the unlikely event occurs.

If you want a perfect camera buy a new one, otherwise just...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-21-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 376
Posted By splitimageview
Pretty common and nothing to worry about. These...

Pretty common and nothing to worry about. These cameras are 50+ years old...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-20-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 831
Posted By splitimageview
Thanks for starting this thread, about the...

Thanks for starting this thread, about the forgotten war.

Not photo related in any way, but here is a painting I had commissioned of my dad's Invader. The flying was treacherous, due to weather and...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-20-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 831
Posted By splitimageview
My dad with his Nicca. He was staff weather...

My dad with his Nicca. He was staff weather officer and B-26 (aka A-26 Douglas Invader) pilot. Kodachrome 10 scan.

http://restoration35.com/images/2019/02/20/kunsan.jpg
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-19-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 831
Posted By splitimageview
Nice photos! My dad flew bombers in the Korean...

Nice photos!

My dad flew bombers in the Korean War and brought back a Nicca with three Nikkors. Wish I had the originals but I’ve put together an identical kit. It was watching him shoot family...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-19-2019
Replies: 2,124
Views: 587,781
Posted By splitimageview
Whoa! Never knew Leitz produced those...

Whoa! Never knew Leitz produced those...
Forum: Nikon RF 02-18-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 1,121
Posted By splitimageview
Depends on which Contax lenses; the wides will...

Depends on which Contax lenses; the wides will focus accurately enough, there are RFF shooters who use the 21 and 35 on Nikon bodies.

And...the 50 and up Nikkors are Sonnars (Zeiss) designs anyway....
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-18-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 472
Posted By splitimageview
Oh geeze. Please don’t give him any more...

Oh geeze. Please don’t give him any more traffic...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-17-2019
Replies: 7,403
Views: 3,771,622
Posted By splitimageview
Looks like an M2? :)

Looks like an M2? :)
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-16-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 4,477
Posted By splitimageview
Re-skin is a DIY, very simple

Re-skin is a DIY, very simple
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-16-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,060
Posted By splitimageview
Well sure, a $30 item doesn’t really apply here...

Well sure, a $30 item doesn’t really apply here though.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-16-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 902
Posted By splitimageview
Well I’m not the the EU and return shipping was...

Well I’m not the the EU and return shipping was not a problem either. I’ve only sent them 8 or so cameras over the past couple of years, no issues coming or going. :)

Quite confident the usual array...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-16-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 902
Posted By splitimageview
As far as Leica techs go, Leica has always...

As far as Leica techs go, Leica has always dominated in terms of value in the collector market. If demand were soft prices would be a lot lower. Techs will fill the demand for service as there are...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-16-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 902
Posted By splitimageview
I just sent a body to Alan, got there quickly and...

I just sent a body to Alan, got there quickly and passed through customs the day after it arrived.

Just fill out the customs documents as outlined on his website.
Forum: Nikon RF 02-15-2019
Replies: 53
Views: 3,448
Posted By splitimageview
@bobkonos?

@bobkonos?
Forum: Nikon RF 02-15-2019
Replies: 53
Views: 3,448
Posted By splitimageview
very 'cool' Jon.

very 'cool' Jon.
Forum: Nikon RF 02-14-2019
Replies: 53
Views: 3,448
Posted By splitimageview
#181634 for sale in the classifieds!

#181634 for sale in the classifieds!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-14-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 1,898
Posted By splitimageview
Every camera can fail at one point or another,...

Every camera can fail at one point or another, requiring repair. This doesn't mean they aren't reliable.

Pick the features you prefer, and go with that. The assumption is that neither the M2 nor the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-13-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 1,898
Posted By splitimageview
I am very familiar with CLEs, having had several....

I am very familiar with CLEs, having had several. They have an electronic gremlin that is easy to rectify, but as a rule are very reliable and unlikely to fail. Just acquire a well-cared-for body....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-13-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 1,898
Posted By splitimageview
The chance of failure is very small with the CLE....

The chance of failure is very small with the CLE. And it’s repairable. M2s can also need service... how many topics are there on this forum about CLAs for M bodies? :)

The RF accuracy only matters...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 02-12-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,076
Posted By splitimageview
My copy has a positive lock, feels very similar...

My copy has a positive lock, feels very similar to my Summicron, but this was after sending it to DAG. He firmed it up for $25. It didn't want to lock in place when extended.
Forum: Nikon RF 02-12-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 1,121
Posted By splitimageview
when I first got an SP I was a little surprised...

when I first got an SP I was a little surprised by the RF blob, but after owning a few of these and other Nikon RFs, I've decided I'm ok with the blob, since it accompanies the lifesize (both eyes...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 02-11-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 1,387
Posted By splitimageview
Yes, this doesn’t appear to be a practical tool,...

Yes, this doesn’t appear to be a practical tool, it’s a limited edition collectible/corporate studio gift. Otherwise why bother with the lens at all, let alone a blingy gold one?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-09-2019
Replies: 165
Views: 65,536
Posted By splitimageview
Saw that one on fb. Fabulous!

Saw that one on fb. Fabulous!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-09-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,508
Posted By splitimageview
The lowly Elmar 50/3.5. Won’t surprise those who...

The lowly Elmar 50/3.5.

Won’t surprise those who have used it, but it’s not sexy fast or the hot optical configuration with exotic glass...so might be considered a sleeper candidate
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-09-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 2,405
Posted By splitimageview
Thumbs down It’s not 1:1, actually 0.68x. But the view is ...

It’s not 1:1, actually 0.68x. But the view is plenty big for 35mm angle of view, and super light, only 1/2 ounce. Drop it and it will be undamaged...

0.68x is very close to the magnification of...
Forum: Nikon RF 02-08-2019
Replies: 757
Views: 236,563
Posted By splitimageview
http://restoration35.com/images/2019/02/08/5120699...

http://restoration35.com/images/2019/02/08/51206999_10161485999105438_6241008727185424384_n.jpg (http://restoration35.com/image/E88mZ)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-08-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 2,405
Posted By splitimageview
big 35mm view, little price, no...

big 35mm view, little price, no weight:

https://www.shapeways.com/shops/metro-case
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-07-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 418
Posted By splitimageview
Amedeo makes superb adapters, I’ve had both types...

Amedeo makes superb adapters, I’ve had both types (50mm specific and the standard adapter.)

That said, you can probably pick up a Tessar-style uncoated lens for less...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 02-07-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,536
Posted By splitimageview
The lock on the 1.5 is pretty easy to remove.

The lock on the 1.5 is pretty easy to remove.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 02-06-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,536
Posted By splitimageview
Alan and James Starkie, cameraworks-uk.com...

Alan and James Starkie, cameraworks-uk.com (https://www.cameraworks-uk.com)
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 02-06-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,536
Posted By splitimageview
looks good in black too....

looks good in black too. :)

http://restoration35.com/black_iif/DSC00210.jpg
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 02-05-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,536
Posted By splitimageview
The 1.4 is a double-gauss if I’m not mistaken

The 1.4 is a double-gauss if I’m not mistaken
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 02-05-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,536
Posted By splitimageview
I bought one a few years ago at a local shop and...

I bought one a few years ago at a local shop and got a deal as it was hazy. Five minutes work and it was clean as a whistle.

These peaked at about $700 a few years ago. They are the fast Sonnar...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 02-05-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,536
Posted By splitimageview
These are easy to take apart if you want to clean...

These are easy to take apart if you want to clean it yourself
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-03-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 881
Posted By splitimageview
Lots of options, Fuji has many small & light...

Lots of options, Fuji has many small & light digitals with fast and optically superb lenses. The whole full-frame debate is pretty much moot, sensors are all more than good enough. After trying many...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-02-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 435
Posted By splitimageview
Do the framelines look complete if you move the...

Do the framelines look complete if you move the frameline lever?
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-31-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 2,177
Posted By splitimageview
I mentioned them on the previous page, sent them...

I mentioned them on the previous page, sent them a lot of cameras from across the Atlantic, highly recommended.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-30-2019
Replies: 67
Views: 4,187
Posted By splitimageview
$1000 would require sellers who don’t have a...

$1000 would require sellers who don’t have a clue. :)

Such a deal *is* possible, similar things have happened to me over the years...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-30-2019
Replies: 67
Views: 4,187
Posted By splitimageview
Nikkor 35/2.5 LTM, very nice copies are generally...

Nikkor 35/2.5 LTM, very nice copies are generally under $400, renders similarly to the 35/2.8 Summaron. Oddball filter size but works with A36 filters.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-30-2019
Replies: 67
Views: 4,187
Posted By splitimageview
Not 35mm focal lengths, and won’t work natively...

Not 35mm focal lengths, and won’t work natively on Ms, other than that, nice glass!

:D
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-30-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 235
Posted By splitimageview
where are you located

where are you located
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 01-30-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,076
Posted By splitimageview
I too like the collapsibles. I had a Fuji Cristar...

I too like the collapsibles. I had a Fuji Cristar a while back, which is pretty rare, probably rarer than the Nikkor. Seemed to render exactly like a Summitar.

Currently my LTM collapsibles include...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 01-30-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,076
Posted By splitimageview
That info is at the end of the other thread...

That info is at the end of the other thread (https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=148887).
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 01-30-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,076
Posted By splitimageview
Mine is marked 906658 on the lens mount. The...

Mine is marked 906658 on the lens mount. The serials starting 811 were built from Nov. '48 thru 1949 according to jonmanjiro's post in the other thread.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 01-29-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,076
Posted By splitimageview
Mine is from late 1948 with a curious serial...

Mine is from late 1948 with a curious serial number.

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=102781&d=1439861658

Rendering is typical Sonnar (which I love) but I'm...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-29-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 2,177
Posted By splitimageview
For those across the pond, Alan and James...

For those across the pond, Alan and James Starkie, https://www.cameraworks-uk.com. Great work, unmatched paint work, along with unique offerings like new frameline masks, red curtains for original...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-29-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 2,177
Posted By splitimageview
Guz Lazarri is the tech in North Carolina, but...

Guz Lazarri is the tech in North Carolina, but he's backlogged according to his website (http://tlccamerarepair.homestead.com/index.html).

I sent an M4 to him once, great work.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-28-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 2,177
Posted By splitimageview
It’s been well established for a while that the...

It’s been well established for a while that the two best options are YY and DAG. Some things YY can’t do. DAG is adept at almost any task and also has original precision Leitz test equipment. DAG is...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-28-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 4,477
Posted By splitimageview
The Starkies do wonderful work. Someday will...

The Starkies do wonderful work.

Someday will need to have them do a gray paint Barnack for me.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-27-2019
Replies: 175
Views: 13,862
Posted By splitimageview
Jon, curious what your thoughts are regarding the...

Jon, curious what your thoughts are regarding the build quality and ergonomics of the Ultron.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-26-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 4,477
Posted By splitimageview
custom IIIf by cameraworks-uk.com, grip by...

custom IIIf by cameraworks-uk.com, grip by...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-26-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 4,477
Posted By splitimageview
Johan if you want to order from him, I can...

Johan if you want to order from him, I can assist. Just drop me a PM.

Robert
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-26-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 4,477
Posted By splitimageview
Question Hugostudio.com offers sting ray, very durable and...

Hugostudio.com offers sting ray, very durable and grippy
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-25-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 4,477
Posted By splitimageview
It's not squinty with an SBOOI :)

It's not squinty with an SBOOI :)
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-25-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 4,477
Posted By splitimageview
The true essence of Leica is a barnack with a...

The true essence of Leica is a barnack with a collapsible Elmar. :)
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-24-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 442
Posted By splitimageview
I probably have one or two laying around that I...

I probably have one or two laying around that I could mail you.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-24-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 307
Posted By splitimageview
You might try Alan at...

You might try Alan at https://www.cameraworks-uk.com, also contact Noel at precision-camera.com, one of this sites advertisers.
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 01-22-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 754
Posted By splitimageview
Should be several, as a matter of...

Should be several, as a matter of course.

Wouldn't be surprised to see a native G to Z from Techart. The Techart G for Sony E works great, I had one for a while.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 01-21-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,021
Posted By splitimageview
I hesitate to say this as I might be flamed :)...

I hesitate to say this as I might be flamed :) but as long as you can see where you want to focus, (i.e., the focus brackets) and can see the LCD readout in the VF to confirm the distance, and can...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 01-21-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,021
Posted By splitimageview
http://nipponphotoclinic.com services them, but...

http://nipponphotoclinic.com services them, but they are cheap enough, just buy an extra G1 body or two. The lenses really don't fail unless they are abused.

Those of us that are Zeiss fans will...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 01-21-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,021
Posted By splitimageview
I've had several of the green label in the past,...

I've had several of the green label in the past, now I have a silver and just the 45. I got the body for free, so wasn't going to quibble about silver label. :) I don't anticipate getting the 21 or...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-21-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 374
Posted By splitimageview
Assuming it's a legit "Y" seal this likely means...

Assuming it's a legit "Y" seal this likely means the camera was last serviced at Leitz New York; so long ago that it probably needs a checkup...

There are techs that will replace script "L" seals,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-21-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 374
Posted By splitimageview
Youxin doesn’t use a special seal to my...

Youxin doesn’t use a special seal to my knowledge, he never has on the cameras I’ve sent him.

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showpost.php?p=1104576&postcount=43
Forum: Nikon RF 01-18-2019
Replies: 396
Views: 6,109
Posted By splitimageview
What’s potentially realistic is an RF-style Z...

What’s potentially realistic is an RF-style Z camera, ala the Fuji X-E series. Of course, it only works with notfilm.:D
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