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Subject: [Leica] PAW 40 dlridings
From: luisripoll at (Lluis Ripoll)
Date: Sun Oct 5 13:24:48 2008
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Thanks Daniel for your details about the lenses. On the other hand the  
IIIG is a dream camera, even so the size of the IIIF is a plus, and I  
love compose with the external viewfinder 9cm.

Saludos cordiales

El 05/10/2008, a las 21:15, Daniel Ridings escribi?:

> Thanks Jim and Robert. The IIIg, I really like it. I like having
> framelines (miss them in the IIIf and use separate viewfinders instead
> ... looks dorky). The shutter is so smooth and quiet now, particularly
> at slower speeds. It fires exactly when I want it to. It's an old
> dream. I could never afford one 30 years ago.
> Luis,
> I used the Jupiter-9 this week too, but I didn't scan any of them. I'm
> not so sure I would call it soft. You have to hit the focus properly,
> but when you do, it is a nice lens. It too has the Sonnar smoothness
> that the Jupiter-8m has.
> I used a Kiev. I think you might be right about finding a good one. In
> my experience, they are all good, but if someone took one apart before
> you got it and if they didn't know what they were doing, they can
> re-assemble it incorrectly and then it is a bad one.
> I've used a lot of FSU (former Soviet Union) lenses and I have never
> run across a "dog". Maybe I'm lucky or maybe the bad ones have already
> been tossed along the way-side. The Jupiter-12 is a dandy too.
> Most of my experiences are with Kievs though. I do have a Jupiter-8 in
> a leica screw mount and it is just fine.
> The Jupiter-9 is big, along the lines of a Summicron 90 (not as long,
> but just as big for all practical purposes).
> Thanks for looking,
> Daniel
> On Sun, Oct 5, 2008 at 8:58 PM, Lluis Ripoll < 
> > wrote:
>> Daniel,
>> I've enjoyed very much your pictures with old gear, as you know I'm  
>> also a
>> passionated of the old gear.
>> Your "new" Elmar shows a very good quality, clean and smooth  
>> contrast.
>> It was very interesting for me to see your picture of your daughter  
>> with the
>> Jupiter 8, it gives very nice smooth tones and I'm particularly  
>> interested
>> to see how these lenses perform, after I've read the Marc J. Small  
>> book I'm
>> tempted to test more lenses, I think particuarly interesting the  
>> Jupiter 9
>> 2/85mm, I think is a nice soft lens, but it's no easy find a good  
>> quality
>> one. I think that Jupiter 3 1,5/50 is a nice lens too. But I  
>> already own the
>> Elmar 4/90 and a superb Summitar.
>> Thanks for showing
>> Saludos cordiales
>> Lluis
>> El 05/10/2008, a las 15:55, Daniel Ridings escribi?:
>>> The mention of the Kiev 4a prodded me to dig mine out of the closet
>>> and take it with me to Odense this week. The whole week was more or
>>> less just testing cameras since I got a IIIg, an M2 (new shutter),  
>>> and
>>> a 50/2.8 Elmar (LTM) back from getting cleaned up.
>>> Daniel
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