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Michael Geschlecht

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  1. Hello Paul, Nice camera & lens. Did you know that the first production M4 is numbered 1175001? Best Regards, Michael
  2. Hello Kriehuber, Sorry for the misunderstanding. Best Regards, Michael
  3. Hello Michael, Don't worry, I will mail you another in the snail mail. I have your address. Best Regards, Michael
  4. Hello Herr Barnack, I know that trick. 33 socks. All the same. Precisely matched. Precisely lined up & stored in a drawer. When 1 wears out, then all of the socks are re-arranged in terms of which goes better with which. This way you save on socks since they are always all the same. You don't lose an unmatching sock when 1 of a pair wears out. Best Regards, Michael
  5. Hello Wally, Nice photos. Interesting. The surface is probably reasonably "friendly" for the plants because the surface helps the plants to be there. What kinds of flowers & fruits do they have? Best Regards, Michael
  6. Hello Mike, Metering is not that hard to do. Which model of Nikon did you use & what type of metering did it have? Best Regards, Michael
  7. Hello Blackpaint-R, Welcome to the Forum. If that photo is the result of 1 exposure measurement taken ANYWHERE in the entire scene. With NO manipulation & simple straight processing: I would simply take an exposure reading from the face ONLY of either of the 2 girls & then set the camera to provide 2 stops LESS exposure than the meter in the camera recommended. Because the girl's faces are 1 stop lighter than the 18% gray that the meter assumes that it is measuring. So by ONLY measuring the girl's faces the meter is already underexposing 1 stop. This 2 + 1 = 3
  8. Hello Michael, Do you still have a copy of the translation sheet that I mailed you in the mail? Best Regards, Michael
  9. Hello Jaap, Are you writing that, effectively, if a person meters as they would with the meter configuration of an M6: And if a person determines exposure as a person would if they were using Kodachrome 64, meaning: Expose for the highlights while not worrying too much about the shadows that will more or less figure themselves out? Keeping in mind. if you remember, that Kodachrome 64 benefitted, more so than some other films, from more accurate metering. Then they should have a reasonably good proportion of properly exposed images? Best Regards, Michael
  10. Hello Michael, New translation: 1 = electrical contact, always "W". 2 - 6 = BBWWB = "The speed written on the box is ISO400/27" 7 = electrical contact, always " W" 8 - 10 = BBW = "This is a 36 exposure roll" 11 + 12 = WW = "When this film is developed as per instructions for development at the speed written on the box: The actual speed of this film is ISO200/24. It has a latitude of +/- 2 stops. Best Regards, Michael
  11. Hello Michael, The first number (1) is actually always W (White) because it is an electrical connecting point Like the number (7) below it. Also W (White). This from the numbers 7 thru 12 below 1 thru 6. With the little "nubbin" sticking out always put to your left. So the film code for the film speed on the box is the 5 letter code WWBBW which you correctly identified as ISO250/25. I forgot to ask for the lower line of 7 thru 12 because they are the letters that tell you the actual speed of the film in that individual cartridge & how many exposures are in the roll
  12. Hello Kriehuber, I would think that having a high quality material for shutter curtains would be an important part of having a "quiet and vibration free" shutter mechanism. It is not only modern, high technology that makes things work well. Sometimes older low technology works perfectly well. Best Regards, Michael
  13. Hello Charles, Could this car come from the USofA? Best Regards, Michael
  14. Hello Kriehuber, Having appropriate, high quality materials, like cotton for a shutter curtain is part of having high quality anything else. And, that something is old & has been around for a long time does not necessarily mean that that something is inferior. For example: High quality bricks that are used in construction are the same materials made the same way that they have been for thousands of years. High quality brickwork technology was old technology when the Romans were using it thousands of years ago & a lot of their old brickwork is still fine today. Mortar for hold
  15. Hello Michael, Just out of curiosity, what do the little boxes on the side of the film cartridge say that the film speed is? Best Regards, Michael
  16. Hello Kriehuber, Welcome to the Forum. Another reason for using cotton is that it works really well. Look at all of those Leica cameras out there with cotton shutter curtains that are older than you are that are still working just fine. It is an example of something that is an older technology that works just fine in today's World. Best Regards, Michael
  17. Hello Otto, Could we be in the South Eastern corner of France near the water? Or perhaps just over the border in Italy in Liguria somewhere? Best Regards, Michael
  18. Hello Stuart, Perhaps South West Africa? Best Regards, Michael
  19. Hello Stuart, Could it be somewhere on the smallest Continent - Australia? Best Regards, Michael
  20. Hello Hektor, Clockwise & counter clockwise lug nuts. That is something. Best Regards, Michael
  21. Hello Rob, Nice photos. It is nice that you have brought this Thread back. Best Regards, Michael
  22. Hello Camaro5, Welcome to the Forum. Your solution to the problem is a good idea. "Older" is a number on a piece of paper. And a reason Doctors & some others use when answering why something is a certain way when they don't know the answer. Jeff's observation, on the other hand, is an example of his sometimes wry sense of humor. Whether it is accurate or not. Best Regards, Michael
  23. Hello William, Do you think that your listing of the actual focal lengths of 50mm f3.5 Elmars on Page 3 of "What's the true story surrounding the birth of Red Scale Elmars?" on 17 Sep 2017 would be the same numbers used for 50mm f2.5 Hektors? Best Regards, Michael
  24. Hello Again Toby, Another thought. Did you think to "zero" the meter? If you hold your finger over the metering cell & push the button: The needle should move to EXACTLY over the "0". If it does not there is a small screw on the bottom that you can turn with the properly sized screwdriver to adjust while you are pushing the button & covering the meter cell. Activating the meter test button is not the same because the meter test circuit is separate. Best Regards, Michael
  25. Hello Toby, Welcome to the Forum. If your meters are consistently underexposing by 1/2 of a stop: Why no simply DECREASE the ISO 1/2 stop or subtract 1.5 from the DIN number. And you might write something like "DIN -1.5" on a piece of paper taped to the back of the meter. So ISO 100/21 film would be set as ASA 75 or DIN 19.5 (Easier). I wrote "Easier" above because with MR/MR4 meters, along with some others, it is easier to make more precise setting with the 1 DIN scale than it is to do the same with the 2 ASA scales. Best Regards, Michael
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