BSweeney

BSweeney

Lives in United States VA, United States
Joined on May 14, 2011

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  • His main objection to the F1.2 lens is weight. Last time I checked, my 35/1.2 weighed less than my 35/1.7 with the tripod. Even the 3.5cm F2.5 and the tripod weigh more than the 35/1.2.
  • After reading your responses- I think you need to read up on the basics of digital imaging before worrying about differences in the M Monochrome. No one stated that any camera mentioned has ...
  • This is pulled from the 1/2010 discussion on RFF, was my answer for "why do it". "A Monochrome M9 would likely be $9,000+ to cover the custom run of the CCD. That's just a guess. It was an extra ...
  • A discussion on this use from almost 4 years ago. http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=85186&highlight=monochrome+leica+Kodak Interesting- links to rangefinderforum are allowed, ...
  • I ended up calling Kodak and asking about making a monochrome array. Did the same thing 20 years ago for an IR version of the DCS200, they custom made that one. http:// www.leicaplace.com/album.php ...
  • http:// www.leicaplace.com/album.php?albumid=19 By far the cheapest 35 is the j-12 but quality is all over the place. This 1952 lens quite good as it has German glass in it, was $55. So- insert a ...
  • And that sort of obnoxious insult thrown about is completely tolerated on this forum. Insults are good for web hits.
  • thinking about this- suggesting that someone look at a used lens that cost 10% the price of a new one, and that DPREVIEW is one great BIG advertisement for Amazon to buy new stuff all the time, ...
  • This must be the post that got "leicaplace" put on the banned forum list. I've asked for an explanation. It is no different from forums that I see posted in responses and member's signatures. Extra ...
  • I am sticking with the M9, went for a new M Monochrom when they came out. Keeps life simple. I would suggest waiting to see how the M240 does with the new firmware revisions that address some of ...
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    The CCD is monochrome, the DNG image written to disk is single-layer and does not "demosaic" into RGB. The camera stores the JPEG image as RGB, which makes it easier to do toning. Start with three ...
  • Replied in perfect
    The images from the M Monochrom are represented with a single layer; but the JPEG replicates the grey scale into RGB planes more for software compatibility with JPEG display software. You can ...
  • Replied in oh dear
    I still think it looks like a Voigtlander Vito B. http://www.ebay.com/itm/NICE-USED-VOIGTLANDER-VITO-B-W-COLOR-SKOPAR-50-3-5-CASE-VOIGTLANDER-CAMERA-/300983990199?pt=Film_Cameras&hash=item46140b37b7 ...
  • A lot of work for a good cause. It reminds me of the Voigtlander Vito B. http://camerapedia.wikia.com/wiki/Voigtl%C3%A4nder_Vito_B I have the Cl with coupled rangefinder.
  • http://camerapedia.wikia.com/wiki/Radioactive_lenses This link has a decent list of lenses on it. Not complete- and needs some notes. Only the first version of the 5cm F2 Summicron uses Thorium, ...
  • Use of radioactive glass in eyepieces was not allowed, the danger was recognized when this glass was popular.
  • If you are looking for cheaper than the Voigtlander 21/4 and for a wide, your only option is to get an SLR lens with an adapter for LTM. Maybe an older Spiratone lens in SLR mount that you can use ...
  • Tom- is is discontinued, but can often be found on the forums for reasonable prices. I paid $300 for my black on on getdpi.com.
  • At 1m, the distance from the optical center to the image should be "55.298mm", but yours is actually focused at 0.9m, meaning "55.639mm". so- the shim needs to be reduced about 0.3mm, which is ...
  • Very nice- well-composed and beautiful colors.
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