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  1. Mr_Flibble

    Leica Showcase 7Artisans 50mm F1.1 M-Mount lens

    Hmmmm. I didn't really notice any vignetting with the 55mm hood. But now I've gone back and looked at some images where I was using it ...and there it is! Some non-hooded images Historic Festival - House Doorn - July 2019 Leica M-E
  2. Mr_Flibble

    Leica Showcase 7Artisans 50mm F1.1 M-Mount lens

    I picked up a cheap 55mm vented hood from China for it. Came with a 62mm cap as well. And, are you really ever going to need that f/0.95? I barely use f/1.1 with this lens as it is :)
  3. Mr_Flibble

    Leica Showcase 7Artisans 50mm F1.1 M-Mount lens

    We certainly were carrying a lot of guns that trip....not so many roses. We got those from the people of St.Truiden and the 1940s Civilian re-enactors. Same week-long event with same camera and lens
  4. Mr_Flibble

    Leica Showcase 7Artisans 50mm F1.1 M-Mount lens

    St.Truiden, Belgium - September 2019 Leica M-E
  5. Mr_Flibble

    Leica Showcase KMZ 3.5cm F2.8 Jupiter-12 in LTM

    Thanks, no rush though! It does go through the full motion from inifinity to 1m and stops at those points....so I figure it's a bit more complicated than just repositioning the focus ring itself.
  6. Mr_Flibble

    Leica Showcase KMZ 3.5cm F2.8 Jupiter-12 in LTM

    Brian, is the focus scale ring easy to adjust? I'd like to adjust my J-12 so the scale on the lens matches the actual focus.
  7. Mr_Flibble

    Leica Showcase Sankyo Kohki W-KOMURA 28mm f/3.5 in LTM

    Gorgeous photo, Serhan. I've read about its color rendering capabilities, but have not tried this lens with color film or on my Leica M-E yet. My Komura lens features 6 aperture blades as well.
  8. Mr_Flibble

    Leica Showcase Sankyo Kohki W-KOMURA 28mm f/3.5 in LTM

    It appears to be a sort of Double Gauss / Plasmat derivative. ....And their non-RF version of this lens has 8 elements instead of 6?
  9. Mr_Flibble

    Leica Showcase Sankyo Kohki W-KOMURA 28mm f/3.5 in LTM

    Was given this lens as part of a 'payment' for cleaning/lubricating/repairing some Super Ikontas and other folders for a fellow film camera user. Turns out the LTM version is a rare beast. I've not come across many other examples and the prices on Ebay sold listings are beyond expensive...
  10. Mr_Flibble

    Leica Showcase 7Artisans 50mm F1.1 M-Mount lens

    Sand Sculpture Festival - July 2020
  11. Mr_Flibble

    Leica Showcase KMZ 3.5cm F2.8 Jupiter-12 in LTM

    The black J-12 arrived today. It's manufactured by the LZOS plant. Going by the first two digits of the serial number this one is from 1974...if that way of dating them holds true Aperture blades looked like they were freshly oiled :whistling:. And there was some paint wear on the rear lens...
  12. Mr_Flibble

    Leica Showcase Leitz 50mm f/2 Summitar

    No filter was used, though I probably should've gone with a Y0 at least. I shot about 10 rolls of Fomapan 100, All film was developed in HC-110, dilution H for 10 minutes at 20C, 3 inversions every minute.
  13. Mr_Flibble

    Leica Showcase Leitz 50mm f/2 Summitar

    Some Summitar photos from the "September Odyssey 1944-2019" trip last year. Getting the low-down from the Top Kick. Crossing the field Kameraden? "Get me that bridge!" Gearbox transplant Waiting for I&R and our platoon of scout cars. (stitched together from 3 images) Leica IIIc...
  14. Mr_Flibble

    Leica Showcase KMZ 3.5cm F2.8 Jupiter-12 in LTM

    I recently CLA'd an early (1952) Jupiter-12 for a friend. He had picked it up in Budapest a few years back. Problem was the whole lens module was positioned too far forward due to a shim not seating properly and jamming in the screw threads. I also took the opportunity to give the focus helical...
  15. Mr_Flibble

    Leica Showcase Leica 50mm f/3.5 Elmar

    I've had one Leica IIIc done by the Starkies at CameraWorks-UK a few years back (rebuild, repaint and reverted to red-curtain blinds). Wasn't cheap and their waiting list these days pretty long. A friend overhauled a Zorki I(c) (and a couple of Contax II cameras) for me back in the day, with new...
  16. Mr_Flibble

    Leica Showcase Leica 50mm f/3.5 Elmar

    The plan is to replace them at some point in the future, but not sure I'm up to doing it myself. I've never attempted to replace Leica curtains before. ...Yet I have no issue with replacing Contax I curtain straps myself...
  17. Mr_Flibble

    Leica Showcase Leica 50mm f/3.5 Elmar

    Not from an screw mount Elmar, but a fixed one from a Leica I (Model A) from 1930. Close-focusses to 1.5 feet. Camera was repainted and reskinned, but the curtains were pinholed pretty badly. Since then I've (temporarily) fixed the curtains with some Liquid Electrical Tape
  18. Mr_Flibble

    Leica Showcase 7Artisans 50mm F1.1 M-Mount lens

    I've got one of these, 2nd hand, a year ago and it's been married to my Leica M-E (type 220) Not a big fan of it wide-open, but no complaints at f/2.2 or smaller.
  19. Mr_Flibble

    Leica Showcase Leica 50mm f/2.5 Hektor

    The A36 Yellow Filter helped. This sample was completely overhauled in the UK a few years back. After I acquired it cheaply. It had some issues with poor re-assembly and a scuffed front element.
  20. Mr_Flibble

    Leica Showcase Leica 50mm f/2.5 Hektor

    Couple of photos from a short walk last weekend Leica II, 5cm f/2.5 Hektor + Y2 Filter, Fomapan 100
  21. Mr_Flibble

    Leica Showcase Leica 50mm f/1.5 Summarit

    It's been ages since I've posted anything on this forum... ;) Some images from a 'tactical' WW2 re-enactment event at Malle Airfield in February 2020, before the whole lockdown thing went down Leica IIIc, with the same scratchy Summarit as in the original post and Fomapan 100 film.
  22. Mr_Flibble

    Leica Showcase Leica 50mm f/1.5 Summarit

    Managed to snag another Summarit attached to a IIIf in January. Only shot with it on the IIIf so far and with a film that's only fit for retro style portraits with massive grain (in HC-110). Thank goodness I only bought 2 rolls of Fomapan Retropan 320 to play around with. NOT liking this film.
  23. Mr_Flibble

    Leica Showcase Leica 50mm f/2.5 Hektor

    From the latest roll of Fomapan 100 Flanders Fields American Cemetery on the 11th of November. Frozen spiderwebs in the Fortress town of Heusden 2nd of December.
  24. Mr_Flibble

    Leica Showcase Leica 50mm f/1.5 Xenon

    Nice shots. The Dornier is a gorgeous high-speed high-altitude interceptor design. Good thing they didn't have enough oomph to build them in large numbers or have the experienced pilots to fly them. Saw an interesting article today on wrecks of some Junker Ju-52s (and a few other classic...
  25. Mr_Flibble

    Leica Showcase Leica 50mm f/1.5 Xenon

    Xenon on Leica IIIc, Fomapan 100. Shot half a roll while doing the annual Timberwolf Tracks walk.
  26. Mr_Flibble

    Leica Showcase Carl Zeiss Jena 5cm f/1.5 Sonnar T (1943-ish)

    Some from our "Faces of Passchendaele 100" gallery, taken at the Memorial Museum Passchendaele in Zonnebeke (Belgium) We've only recently released the album when my colleague finally finished processing his photographs. I used the lens and the Leica M-E as a digital back-up to our film camera...
  27. Mr_Flibble

    Leica Showcase Leica 50mm f/1.5 Summarit

    Certainly less glow than my scratchy sample (at €288 I'm not complaining)
  28. Mr_Flibble

    Leica Showcase Leica 90mm F4 Elmar LTM

    Visited the Scale Model Challenge fair today, carrying my M-E with the 90mm f/4 Elmar
  29. Mr_Flibble

    Leica Showcase Leica 50mm f/1.5 Summarit

    Desaturated, slight contrast tweak and cropped square. Summarit with XOONS hood on Leica M-E.
  30. Mr_Flibble

    Leica Showcase Leica 50mm f/1.5 Summarit

    Yeah, taking off the outer aperture ring took quite a bit of skin off my fingers. It wasn't until I heated the lens unit to a 100C that the ring budged. Unscrewing the ring with oven mits was also a challenge ;)
  31. Mr_Flibble

    Leica Showcase Leica 50mm f/1.5 Summarit

    I've got mine with me this weekend at the coast with the family. Haven't been able to get the front group unscrewed at all.
  32. Mr_Flibble

    Leica Showcase Leica 50mm f/1.5 Summarit

    Manage to turn the ring with a little force. The 3 cover screws are now in their spots. Lens is ready to go. Might risk giving the front element a little polish. But at this point I'm not really seeing any point as the images look okay. It looks pretty sexy sitting with its pre-war twin
  33. Mr_Flibble

    Leica Showcase Leica 50mm f/1.5 Summarit

    Someone suggested using a paperclip in the service opening. I had my trusty 1mm clock-maker screwdriver for that. I probably need to take my Summarit apart once more, though. The 3 screws that hold the lens barrel in place are not seated deep enough, so I cannot turn the cover ring to the...
  34. Mr_Flibble

    Leica Showcase Leica 50mm f/1.5 Summarit

    I picked up a crusty Summarit with 1950s serial number for a fair price last week. The front element is pretty scratched up and has two small pits in it. Looks like somebody dragged it along a gravel pathway. The aperture ring was binding quite a bit and really didn't like being disassembled...
  35. Mr_Flibble

    Leica Showcase Carl Zeiss Jena 5cm f/1.5 Sonnar T (1943-ish)

    I fear we need to have another Great Depression to return to the proper body style.
  36. Mr_Flibble

    Leica Showcase Carl Zeiss Jena 5cm f/1.5 Sonnar T (1943-ish)

    Sonnar at Bateman's House World War 1 Weekend
  37. Mr_Flibble

    Leica Showcase Carl Zeiss Jena 5cm f/1.5 Sonnar T (1943-ish)

    Sonnar at the Zonnebeke, Passchendaele Centenary
  38. Mr_Flibble

    Leica Showcase Leica 50mm f/1.5 Xenon

    Ambush at Quibou.
  39. Mr_Flibble

    Leica Showcase Leica 50mm f/1.5 Xenon

    Processing some 700 photos I took with the M-E during the CCB Normandy trip last July Still with the Xenon :)
  40. Mr_Flibble

    Leica Showcase Leica 50mm f/2.5 Hektor

    Kodak Double-X
  41. Mr_Flibble

    Leica Showcase Carl Zeiss Jena 5cm f/1.5 Sonnar T (1943-ish)

    I did not notice those during my initial tear-down. I was too focused on finding that non-existant set screw ;) Will be taking the M-E and Sonnar to the Memorial Museum Passchendaele in Zonnebeke(Belgium) next weekend for the centennial of the battle.
  42. Mr_Flibble

    Leica Showcase Carl Zeiss Jena 5cm f/1.5 Sonnar T (1943-ish)

    I bought it off Johan Kuiper, who has supplied me with various other Leica bodies, lenses and accessories in the past. I could not find the set screw for the name ring or an opening for one under the aperture ring. I thought it might be hidden between the threads, or in one of the indentations...
  43. Mr_Flibble

    Leica Showcase Carl Zeiss Jena 5cm f/1.5 Sonnar T (1943-ish)

    So, I got my hands on another Fast Fifty last week, It looked a bit dirty with some splotches in the front coating and what looked like fungus along the edges of the front element. Brian did offer some advice on taking it apart for cleaning, which I promptly did. Of course, my specimen did...
  44. Mr_Flibble

    Leica Showcase Leica 135mm F4.5 Hektor LTM

    Another round of 135mm f/4.5 Hektor images from Wolluk Stock 2017, this time mounted on the Leica M-E.
  45. Mr_Flibble

    Leica Showcase Leica 50mm f/1.5 Xenon

    They go into my FB albums and onto my website: www.flibweb.nl
  46. Mr_Flibble

    Leica Showcase Leica 50mm f/1.5 Xenon

    Xenon on the Leica M-E, Operation Medemblik 2017 "Did you lose my aerial photographs, Booker!?"
  47. Mr_Flibble

    Leica Showcase Leica 50mm f/2 Summar

    At least 27 years left on the clock for me. Perhaps in the slower winter months.
  48. Mr_Flibble

    Leica Showcase Leica 50mm f/2 Summar

    Done a photo book once, back in 2006, but never really got rond to doing a proper one. Been looking at Blurb to set up a print-on-demand one with photos from the The Final Trust trip last year. It's mainly the time I need to invest that's putting me off. Same with the videos I shot and edited...
  49. Mr_Flibble

    Leica Showcase Leica 50mm f/2 Summar

    Summar with Eastman Double-X
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