Posts Tagged ‘rangefinder’

FOFER

March 24, 2019
A lightmeter, a camera, a rangefinder, some film. All you need.

A lightmeter, a camera, a rangefinder, some film. All you need.

The 0-series replica is a simple camera. It doesn’t even have a rangefinder. Mine now does.

FOFER, an external rangefinder from 1930.

FOFER, an external rangefinder from 1930.


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BWWSW

March 12, 2019
Boat

Boat

On my way to Düsseldorf’s congress center this morning.

Wait

Wait

Registering for CME at the ophthalmology meet.
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Beautifully Wrong

February 14, 2019
It does look Barnack-ish!

It does look Barnack-ish!

First impressions on a new, old lens.

Leica Summaron-M f/5.6 28 mm

Leica Summaron-M f/5.6 28 mm

It comes with a historically correct, humongous hood that I will keep in the presentation box in expectation of appreciation. The lens is deeply recessed into it’s pancake housing, anyway.
Leica did something left-of-center with this lens. It is a reissue of a fifties screw mount lens, this time with coated lenses, M bayonet, 6-bit-coding and slight updates in the engravings. The optical formula they left alone! So it renders like it’s 1955!

Heavy vignetting at f/5.6

Heavy vignetting at f/5.6


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Rangefinder Genetics

July 28, 2018
As smooth as the drink

As smooth as the drink

As soon as I gave my Leica M6 to my son for his 25-th birthday, I missed it. That’s the way heart-felt presents should feel.
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The Leica M Gestalt

February 1, 2013

In the 90-ties, Leica M cameras came in these spiffy, red velvet-lined presentation boxes. Just had to do a bit of Skript-Fu on that.

In the 90-ties, Leica M cameras came in these spiffy, red velvet-lined presentation boxes. Just had to do a bit of Skript-Fu on that.


A film-loading Leica has it’s own Gestalt. (more…)