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Old 01-17-2018   #7681
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Voigtlander 28/35mm Mini Viewfinder, from AusDLK here on RFF. The viewfinder is smaller than my thumb. This opens up several possibilities for lens/camera combinations that I have been itching to try.
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Old 01-18-2018   #7682
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LHSA APO Summicron 50 Asph. Silver version.

I consider it to a completely reasonable decision as it was solely taken wholeheartedly.

I am eagerly awaiting its delivery.

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Old 01-18-2018   #7683
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I bought this on ebay for $9.99. Beautiful 41mm shade, new, now available. Perfect for the Summarit 50mm f/1.5 and the Summilux 35mm f/1.4 steel rim, as a replacement for XOONS and OLLUX. The OLLUX in nice condition sells for $1.500.

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Old 01-18-2018   #7684
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I bought this on ebay for $9.99. Beautiful 42mm shade, new, now available. Perfect for the Summarit 50mm f/1.5 and the Summilux 35mm f/1.4 steel rim, as a replacement for XOONS and OLLUX. The OLLUX in nice condition sells for $1.500.

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Seems great! Please tell if you notice any vignettes at all


Also would appreciate the seller data.

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Old 01-18-2018   #7685
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Seems great! Please tell if you notice any vignettes at all


Also would appreciate the seller data.

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I wrote 42mm, must of course be 41mm. No vignetting with the Summarit, the steel rim I am testing now. I am optimistic!
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Old 01-18-2018   #7686
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Thanks. Will try using that on my Summilux 35.
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Old 01-22-2018   #7687
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VL Heliar 50mm f/3.5 for use on M9
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Old 01-22-2018   #7688
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Old 01-22-2018   #7689
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I had this grand plan to not buy any new gear this year and I already failed.
There’s a chrome M4 headed my way. I’m weak.
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Old 01-22-2018   #7690
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Two 16mm magazines of Kodachrome II that I am gleefully running through my camera, unceremoniously flashing then using to test capstan modification of the magazines themselves.

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Old 01-22-2018   #7691
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Kodak 35 Rangefinder

I actually got this last week. It's grimy from hanging from a nail in a closet since the Seventies, judging by the early-Seventies roll of Kodachrome II film in the camera. There's nowhere to develop that anymore, so it will remain a little time capsule. I just love how Rube Goldberg it looks.


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35 RF in case with film cartridge by Scott Kucera, on Flickr

This thing is super grimy, so I have to clean it out. I've read that it is actually pretty easy to get apart, clean, reassemble, and calibrate. The serial number indicates it was made in 1941.

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Old 01-26-2018   #7692
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Should I have bought another M? No. Am I glad I did? Absolutely. The chrome 50 Elmar found a new home with me this week too. I swear I’m done until next year.

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Old 01-27-2018   #7693
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Panasonic G3 missed my last one and it was a great price, with 14-42 that will be sold soon and hopefully make the cost of camera back. Also a Manfrotto Woodland bag its a nice size but I can fit all I need in it.
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Old 01-27-2018   #7694
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Elmarit 24mm f2.8 lens with viewfinder, shade, and Leica skylight filter + metal viewfinder for 21mm Elmarit.
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Old 01-27-2018   #7695
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Old 01-27-2018   #7696
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Bought a Jobo CPA2+ demo unit from CatLabs and a Rollei 6008-I along with a PS lens. Sweeeet! and much handier than the Rollei SLX2 I've been shooting (can use the same lenses, too).
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Old 01-27-2018   #7697
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A FISON shade for my Elmar 5cm (or even, the 9cm)

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Old 01-27-2018   #7698
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A FISON shade for my Elmar 5cm (or even, the 9cm)

Or even the 3.5cm: I use this with my Summaron (f3.5) too.
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Old 01-27-2018   #7699
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Leofoto CB40 ballhead rated at 15kg maximum weight. Spirit level on the plate, not visible with camera mounted. Friction adjustment for setting how loose it gets. I’ve determined one setting for the Hasselblad, and another for Leicas. Very nicely made and only Australian $186.
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Old 01-27-2018   #7700
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Or even the 3.5cm: I use this with my Summaron (f3.5) too.
Thanks for the information. You gave me a reason to think about this lens.
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Old 01-27-2018   #7701
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A Kiev 4a. To replace my dead Kodak Retina.

Bought from a shop so I got to test it beforehand. Everything works perfectly. Hopefully it'll live up to its reputation and survive my trip to Lapland in March...

I fixed the abhorrent infinity focus lock with a rubber bung in the little pin slot next to the lens.

I'm really enjoying the feel of it. Roughly built but mechanically sound and an interesting design.
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Old 01-27-2018   #7702
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Oh and I've got a Ricoh Auto Half SL coming from Ryu Itsuki which I'm far too excited about.
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Old 01-27-2018   #7703
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See post below -- could it be that I forgot how to delete a double post around here?
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Old 01-27-2018   #7704
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IMO Nikon makes the best cameras for still photography currently, which is why I shoot them (I will not get into lengthy back-and-forths as to why I think this is... other than to say best bang-for-the-buck + sensor quality + best color) And their lens "universe" is outstanding, however, there is ONE annoying drawback. They don't play nice with non-Nikkor lenses. Adapters require special lenses to focus at infinity --- and, well, it's just not worth it... You pretty much have to stick to the Nikon-mount universe...

Another issue is there is really no affordable fast short tele focal lenghth primes for portraits. I'm thinking something around 58mm that's at least f 2.0 that gets you to around that 85mm focal lenght for portraitture on APSC... You can use a 50 for this purpose -- and I have some of those, but it just bugs me it's only 75 mm, not 85mm for portraits (mostly irrational, I know...) There's, of course, that Cosina Nokton but -- I wanted something a little different. Something that will give me JJ Abrams lens flare and has some old school character by way of chromatic aberations that even Yongnou would not let one out of their factory with...

Enter the wonderfully optically flawed Russian Helios 44-4 58mm f2. The "swirly bokeh king". What??? A KMZ made M42 mount on a Nikon without an adapter that can focus to infinity? Yuppers. Gotta love eBay and our industrious ingenious Russian pals. Seller there machines them so they will focus to infinity without that nasty image quality destroying rear element on the adapter, Not only that? He threw on a pre-programmed Dandilion chip for an extra $20. Total cost? $89.

It SHOULD come in the mail today. I am like a kid at Xmas.
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Old 01-30-2018   #7705
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Well, now I no longer have an excuse not to buy a 40mm lens.
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Old 01-30-2018   #7706
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15mm, 1 inch and 3 inch objectives for a Bell & Howell 70DR turret viewfinder.

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Old 01-30-2018   #7707
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I have a Hasselblad 50mm CF FLE arriving this week.
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Old 01-30-2018   #7708
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Mint black FM3a and Zeiss Planar 50/1.4 ZF.2.
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Old 01-30-2018   #7709
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Bought today from Amazon a 7artisans 25mm F1.8 Manual Focus Prime for my E-PL5.

Have read up on this lens and for 64.99 decided to pull the trigger.

David

Received the lens yesterday, for the price I am satisfied, good fit and finish. Hoping for decent weather next week for test run.

David

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Old 01-30-2018   #7710
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Mint Kodak Instamatic X15 with 10 exposures left on the film cartridge in it.
And a Kodak VR35/K40 with a coated lens. It will be out and about with my Leica gear and every bit as warmly welcomed.
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Old 01-30-2018   #7711
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I just picked up a Nikkor 200mm f4 AIS in excellent condition and at a good price. I have the 135mm f2.8 AIS already (which looks remarkably similar) and was keen to get one of the longer lenses if and when one fell into my hands. Already I am impressed. A couple of shots indicate that the bokeh is much better than I thought it would be and it has a good reputation for sharpness and contrast though I have not really tested for this yet. I have the old Q version of the 200mm f4 and my impression is that as expected the modern one is better. While I certainly do not "need" this lens - I have for example the 180mm f2.8, that lens is far bigger and a bit of a chore to lug about. Nevertheless it is fun to test new lenses whenever the opportunity arises.

These are not my lenses but the images suffices for comparison purposes:

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Old 01-30-2018   #7712
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Drying rack

I just has a 10 screen drying rack made for me. 10 screens, each large enough to accommodate 2 20x24 prints, side by side. Strong enough to support a 500TX press.
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Old 01-31-2018   #7713
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Samyang 35/2.8 FE lens for my A7S. Very high image quality for very little weight.

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Old 01-31-2018   #7714
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No picture yet, but I picked up a nicer Kodak Pocket Instamatic 60 rangefinder this evening after work for a few bucks. I had one already, but this new one has no wear at all on it. It even had a K-type battery in it.

Funny that the last two cameras I've bought have been Kodaks....

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I have ordered a Sigma 60 m43 mount, had one before and it was very nice for the money.
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Old 02-02-2018   #7716
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Nikon 85 1.4 AI-s and a bunch of Portra!
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Fuji X Pro2

After coming over from Sony ---the NEX 7 is a capable camera but the UI/menus drove me bat$hit crazy ---I moved to the Fuji X system

Liked the Pro 2 so much I just bought another one...two identical bodies, menus set up the same way on each.
The simplicity is delightful and my beloved Fuji 35mm 1.4 is always mounted and available.
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Old 02-02-2018   #7719
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I couldn't resist,after reading the KEH story about this camera. It seems Honeywell was going to get into the camera business a bit more, but decided to pull the plug after getting just 10 of these Zeiss-Ikon S312's, and looking to market them as their own. I'm not sure if they were thinking of buying any remaining stock of this camera or if they intended to have Zeiss-Ikon continue to manufacture these for them, but supposedly only 10 exist.
This probably was about the time Zeiss-Ikon decided to end it all.

So I have one. Identical to the S312 except for two small features. Has a protective glass over the lens and an orange cover over the counter illuminator. Came in a Zeiss-Ikon presentation box, with the S310 designation covered inside. Yes, S310, not S312.

I hope I don't see a thousand of these on the market in time to come.

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