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    Which Leica 28/50 Combo You Preferred

    You are right. For 28mm street, Elmarit is more than enough. In fact Elmarit is better coz of small size.
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    Which Leica 28/50 Combo You Preferred

    Good time to buy 28 cron. For tele lenses i can understand why the need for biggest aperture possible. But for wide angle used for street shots i will be living in F8 most of the time and using flash. I don't use 28mm for portraits, so i don't need the bokeh effect, so big aperture no really...
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    Leica leather re-covering

    Remove old skin then clean/remove all the residue with pure ethanol then apply new skin. I never seen or heard of anybody applying new skin on old skin
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    Zeiss 35mm distagon 1.4 zm

    what is the min focus distance? 0.7m or 1m?
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    CLA average fee for a film rangefinder?

    Tay did a full CLA 'rebuild' of lens for me in 2 weeks previously. He is a one man show, so obviously his turnaround depends on his backlog. If time sensitive then naturally ask him for ETA before giving him the job.
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    Leica M9 and below zero temperatures

    Theoretically its a question what is the temperature. If it is low enough the chemical reaction of the battery wont happen to create electricity. I cannot remember what temperature is threshold for battery chemicals like lithium. There is alot of literature on the internet.
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    WTSell: Compact - Sigma DP1 Merrill

    Sold to good guy thank you
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    WTSell: DSLR - Ricoh Ricoh GXR

    Advertisement Category: Want To Sell (WTS) Equipment Type: DSLR Equipment Brand: Ricoh Equipment Model: Ricoh GXR Price (S$): 600 Description: Package deal for everything below . Ricoh GXR (condition 9/10) . Ricoh GR Lens A12 50mm Macro APSC size sensor (condition 6/10) . Ricoh M...
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    WTSell: Compact - Sigma DP1 Merrill

    Advertisement Category: Want To Sell (WTS) Equipment Type: Compact Equipment Brand: Sigma Equipment Model: DP1 Merrill Price (S$): 500 Description: comes with box and papers / accessories Real Name: artspraken Contact Number: 9 eight 263 5 nine nine Condition of Item: 10 Warranty Status: na...
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    WTSell: Video Cameras - GoPro GoPro Hero 3 Black Edition

    Advertisement Category: Want To Sell (WTS) Equipment Type: Video Cameras Equipment Brand: GoPro Equipment Model: GoPro Hero 3 Black Edition Price (S$): 300 Description: Not used. Only paired with iPhone app to try. Condition is fresh out of box. I still have the box & accessories ...
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    WTSell: Lens - Leica 50mm Summicron version 4 (external hood included)

    Advertisement Category: Want To Sell (WTS) Equipment Type: Lens Equipment Brand: Leica Equipment Model: 50mm Summicron version 4 (external hood included) Price (S$): 1500 Description: Pre-ASPH Mandler formula 50 Summicron. External Hood included. Great condition. Glass is mint condition. No...
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    My first roll done with Leica M3, and there're some queries

    1. Consumer grade scanners available are epson v700, plustek 8200 and pakon (cannot rember model number), 2. At some stage you may vacillate between 35mm and 50mm, 3. At some stage you may vacillate between modern (sharp look) lenses and classic (soft look) lenses, 4. At some stage you may...
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    My first roll done with Leica M3, and there're some queries

    Welcome to RF. 1. TriX is grainy by nature. But grainy in nice way. There are less grainy films at lower ISO. 2. TriX is very easy to develop yourself with Diafine. Diafine is a beginner friendly developer and enables you to shoot at ISO 1600. No need fix temperature and no need fixed timing...