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Forum: Repair / Camera Care 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 699
Posted By newsgrunt
Bought a set of different ones off eBay and they...

Bought a set of different ones off eBay and they work fine. Having said that, nothing beats my pair of spanners from SK Grimes.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 205
Posted By newsgrunt
I primarily load Tri X, but if I load other...

I primarily load Tri X, but if I load other films, I use narrow width blue 3m (?) painter like tape. Never an issue with residue, but I would use a solvent (like camp stove fuel) to clean it off if...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 1,115
Posted By newsgrunt
As well as the coveted hot shoe, thel F3p had a...

As well as the coveted hot shoe, thel F3p had a larger shutter speed dial and the safety latch for the rewind back opener was removed so it opened by just pulling up the knob. Didn't have the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 248
Posted By newsgrunt
unless it's x-ray film, film should be loaded...

unless it's x-ray film, film should be loaded into holders, and into tank, in total darkness.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 1,115
Posted By newsgrunt
Any variant of the F3 will be way more rugged...

Any variant of the F3 will be way more rugged than the FM3a. I love my F3p. For travel however, I'd probably go with the FM3a for its weight and simplicity.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-24-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 1,983
Posted By newsgrunt
a) I don't see the images b) I think that price...

a) I don't see the images
b) I think that price is high for an M4-P (imo)
c) save ALL images from eBay sales, and screen cap the listing as well
d) if seller did doctor the photo, that's fraudulent....
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-02-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 582
Posted By newsgrunt
can do, same idea as extra large prints developed...

can do, same idea as extra large prints developed in troughs used to wet wallpaper.
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 04-24-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 927
Posted By newsgrunt
tell me about it. To this day, I regret not...

tell me about it. To this day, I regret not buying a 30 that was listed here at a VERY good price. basically kicking myself over the shortsighted decision
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 04-21-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 992
Posted By newsgrunt
His first wife had some very good insights. While...

His first wife had some very good insights. While he's in the pantheon of photographers, this doc showed his human side, and with that, some of his flaws.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-19-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 319
Posted By newsgrunt
Tank Man video and Leica

Some interesting stuff re: Leica (or not), Tiananmen Square and marketing. How else will Leica react...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-15-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 635
Posted By newsgrunt
best way is to take a test roll and soup that....

best way is to take a test roll and soup that. wouldn't hurt to d a second test but that should you give some indication of developer activity.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-05-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 414
Posted By newsgrunt
Focalpoint is no longer :(

Focalpoint is no longer :(
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 02-28-2019
Replies: 110
Views: 4,995
Posted By newsgrunt
anecdotally, the prices for the M240 and M-P...

anecdotally, the prices for the M240 and M-P don't come near the resale value of for example, the MP. Considered a used M-P for work but passed. Was tempted by a .58 bp MP but missed that one. Guess...
Forum: RFF News 01-26-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 893
Posted By newsgrunt
This was in the documentary on Salgado, The Salt...

This was in the documentary on Salgado, The Salt of the Earth. I consider it a must see documentary on a seminal photographer.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-22-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 478
Posted By newsgrunt
Alex has very nice cameras and lenses, and he's...

Alex has very nice cameras and lenses, and he's very good with returns/exchanges. He used to go to camera shows, but he hasn't had a table for awhile. Obviously most sales are online. This is a draw...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 01-13-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,929
Posted By newsgrunt
ok, gonna admit it, I need someone to translate...

ok, gonna admit it, I need someone to translate this for me ;)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-12-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 5,814
Posted By newsgrunt
also, cuz you *KNOW* that the best photo *WILL*...

also, cuz you *KNOW* that the best photo *WILL* be the last frame lolol
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-11-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 5,814
Posted By newsgrunt
If I need to use bulk film, I use Watsons. I tape...

If I need to use bulk film, I use Watsons. I tape the spindle to the small tail end (maybe an inch), then in the dark, open the gate and pull enough film to put cassette into slot Then close the door...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-08-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1,119
Posted By newsgrunt
Bergger looks great. also, Oriental isn't as bad...

Bergger looks great. also, Oriental isn't as bad as many make out. It's not as good as the old paper, but the price is very attractive.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-07-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 343
Posted By newsgrunt
oops, my bad :)

oops, my bad :)
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-07-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 343
Posted By newsgrunt
replacementbulbs.com

replacementbulbs.com
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-05-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 906
Posted By newsgrunt
If he/she could bring back Zone VI's Brilliant,...

If he/she could bring back Zone VI's Brilliant, graded bromide paper (all sizes), I'd be quite happy, and Summitek print washers...and perhaps Salthill print dryers.

and time...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 12-29-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 1,005
Posted By newsgrunt
I'd strongly suggest ponying up and getting a...

I'd strongly suggest ponying up and getting a good print washer vs manual fill/dumps (which works but there's your time...) I'd be looking at the Ecowash type print washer (from Freestyle)....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-27-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 420
Posted By newsgrunt
coupla questions. a) presume you've been...

coupla questions. a) presume you've been processing before and had no problems ? b) if not, could be agitation issues. can't see how it could be light leaks if you're getting it at top and bottom of...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-23-2018
Replies: 32
Views: 1,532
Posted By newsgrunt
nope. many use that camera, MPs, M240s and M10s....

nope. many use that camera, MPs, M240s and M10s. Obvs not in great numbers but we're out there.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-21-2018
Replies: 45
Views: 1,387
Posted By newsgrunt
ok, can u post some photos of the screen you're...

ok, can u post some photos of the screen you're using and also how it's placed in the body ? I've never had issues with focusing my F3 after years of use and abuse. Either the screen is incorrect,...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 12-18-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 317
Posted By newsgrunt
try glossy Bergger VC-NB (neutral) fibre paper....

try glossy Bergger VC-NB (neutral) fibre paper. Looks really nice and tones well in selenium.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-17-2018
Replies: 60
Views: 1,528
Posted By newsgrunt
I'm loving the rendering of out of focus areas...

I'm loving the rendering of out of focus areas with my 24 Summilux. b/w, on film.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 11-29-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 675
Posted By newsgrunt
Always minimum 1" border for all wet prints....

Always minimum 1" border for all wet prints. Window mat either leaves a 1/4" or so of print border showing, or covers border entirely. Basically the border is what I need when I use archival corners...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-15-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 848
Posted By newsgrunt
bubbles. one reason why I never let photo flo...

bubbles. one reason why I never let photo flo touch my reels (not that this is the cause but it wouldn't help)
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 11-11-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 5,871
Posted By newsgrunt
depends on price and whether you like working...

depends on price and whether you like working with backpacks or not. they're a spendy bag and a friend has/had them but I haven't actually seen on irl ;) I prefer Domke or ThinkTank.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 11-10-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 5,871
Posted By newsgrunt
afaik, Filson isn't selling Magnum bags anymore.

afaik, Filson isn't selling Magnum bags anymore.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-30-2018
Replies: 71
Views: 2,926
Posted By newsgrunt
you don't need to go outside. I'd suggest doing...

you don't need to go outside. I'd suggest doing what Josef Sudek did and photograph your home and what you see from within. http://www.artnet.com/artists/josef-sudek/
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-14-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 1,302
Posted By newsgrunt
If one were mixing other chemistry, I might agree...

If one were mixing other chemistry, I might agree with using a hood but it's D76. I've never seen black spots in all the years I've mixed that developer. I also don't dump the entire packet in one...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-12-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 1,302
Posted By newsgrunt
if it means keeping the peace, mix outside, but...

if it means keeping the peace, mix outside, but as others have noted, D76 is not a problem and I've spent countless hours in front of a large mixer dumping packet upon packet of this stuff. If you're...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-13-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 4,131
Posted By newsgrunt
I'm glad they decreased the minimum focus from 1m...

I'm glad they decreased the minimum focus from 1m to 0.7m. That was the reason why I sold my 50 1.1
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 09-13-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 1,639
Posted By newsgrunt
prices are whack

prices are whack
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 09-10-2018
Replies: 273
Views: 12,548
Posted By newsgrunt
Kodak OWNED the dslr market...until Nikon and...

Kodak OWNED the dslr market...until Nikon and Canon came out with their own cameras. Will Sony suffer the same fate re:FF mirrorless ?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-08-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 433
Posted By newsgrunt
I pop the ends off the cassette when I process...

I pop the ends off the cassette when I process but wouldn't be fussed if I had to pull it out of the cassette to load. I'm guessing that when the film was loose, it coiled up in a mess and that could...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-06-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 1,296
Posted By newsgrunt
I've had hoods that looked a bit more off than...

I've had hoods that looked a bit more off than this so I honestly wouldn't sweat it and you did get reimbursed so you're good. I have a feeling that the hood is seated properly but the molding of the...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 09-06-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 1,215
Posted By newsgrunt
judging by the photos, looks like, for now at...

judging by the photos, looks like, for now at least, it only works with cameras that have a Graflok back. Hope they would make adapters for other cameras (Wista etc..) Could work on Speed or Crown...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 09-06-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 1,215
Posted By newsgrunt
It is indeed interesting but imo, anyone who is...

It is indeed interesting but imo, anyone who is serious about printing is going to use a proper enlarger that is always aligned.

And while it's sales speak, one also doesn't need a dedicated...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-19-2018
Replies: 92
Views: 4,038
Posted By newsgrunt
Think Tank straps > Domke straps 24/7. seen too...

Think Tank straps > Domke straps 24/7. seen too many horror stories of the qr breaking and camera hitting ground. Also the rubber gripper strips age and get brittle and fall off. Think Tank straps...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-26-2018
Replies: 32
Views: 989
Posted By newsgrunt
get the kid a Leica and a bunch of Ixmoo...

get the kid a Leica and a bunch of Ixmoo cassettes ;)

but yeah, good masking tape worked for me. I wrapped it all the way around on both ends.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-23-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 1,426
Posted By newsgrunt
one wasted frame or two out of 36 is not an issue...

one wasted frame or two out of 36 is not an issue for me. of course others may not be in same situation but yeah, film is usually cheapest part of the equation, esp compared to our time.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 06-17-2018
Replies: 48
Views: 3,306
Posted By newsgrunt
It's already happening and tbh, you cld turn...

It's already happening and tbh, you cld turn around and show another side of Hamilton that shows a burgeoning and prosperous community. Look around Toronto and you'll find the same thing. Hamilton's...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-16-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 1,479
Posted By newsgrunt
I use Rodinal, HC 110 an PMK pyro. I use a water...

I use Rodinal, HC 110 an PMK pyro. I use a water bath instead of stop and fixer stays in bottle until film is in water stop, then gets measured out. Pretty well zero chance of contamination. Never...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-15-2018
Replies: 35
Views: 1,288
Posted By newsgrunt
well worth it compared to any other steel reel...

well worth it compared to any other steel reel out there. I don't want to think about how many 35 and 120 Hewes reels I use (for 1500 series tanks) but oh man, loading them is pure joy compared to...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-16-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 620
Posted By newsgrunt
or while wearing heavy gloves ?

or while wearing heavy gloves ?
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 03-10-2018
Replies: 117
Views: 18,725
Posted By newsgrunt
they should have tweaked the min focus on the 1.1...

they should have tweaked the min focus on the 1.1 instead. only reason why I sold it, 1m min focus didn't work for me. be interesting to see the pricing on this lens and real world photos.
Forum: Leica SL 02-26-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 6,713
Posted By newsgrunt
Several colleagues (Reuters/ AP etc) have...

Several colleagues (Reuters/ AP etc) have switched over to Sony after years as Canon/Nikon shooters. As well, Sony, in the US afaik, has hired Bill Pekala, a long time NPS chief. One of the things...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-23-2018
Replies: 145
Views: 6,891
Posted By newsgrunt
It's been many moons but all chemistry was...

It's been many moons but all chemistry was tempered with the DevTec heater at 100˚f (basically an element with a temp control, which someone hot glued at that temp) TMax developer was usual working...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-23-2018
Replies: 145
Views: 6,891
Posted By newsgrunt
I will be pulling my DevTec heater from the...

I will be pulling my DevTec heater from the storage box and souping, as I have in the past, in TMax developer at 100˚f. Will need to find dev time again but it's a start. Y'all might wanna invest in...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-22-2018
Replies: 145
Views: 6,891
Posted By newsgrunt
I'll be incorporating it into my medium format...

I'll be incorporating it into my medium format workflow if it's improved over the old TMZ (which I liked). Would have to see if it suits large format work so would buy a box to try out if they did...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-22-2018
Replies: 145
Views: 6,891
Posted By newsgrunt
best dev I've ever used for TMZ was TMAX...

best dev I've ever used for TMZ was TMAX developer at 100˚f. Yup, 100˚ so pretty warm. can't remember if it was straight or diluted but it was really nice. and at box speed. ymmv
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-22-2018
Replies: 145
Views: 6,891
Posted By newsgrunt
yes, this I'd buy lots of !

yes, this I'd buy lots of !
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-21-2018
Replies: 145
Views: 6,891
Posted By newsgrunt
a hi speed b/w film that goes head to head with...

a hi speed b/w film that goes head to head with Ilford is one thing lacking in Kodak's line up and if it's TMax 3200 and can be shot at box speed, AND available in 120 as well as 35, I think it's...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 02-17-2018
Replies: 52
Views: 2,622
Posted By newsgrunt
fwiw, if you're shooting black and white with the...

fwiw, if you're shooting black and white with the 45mm I found it to be fine without the centre filter.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-12-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 1,081
Posted By newsgrunt
reverse roll the film onto a reel and let stew...

reverse roll the film onto a reel and let stew for a day or so. reverse rolling is rolling onto reel as usual but with emulsion out.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-05-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 2,303
Posted By newsgrunt
looks like B&H has finally decided to play the...

looks like B&H has finally decided to play the game, although not as cheap as the others. it's a start.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-29-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,563
Posted By newsgrunt
and I thought I was the only one keeping all the...

and I thought I was the only one keeping all the rolls of backing paper lol
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-23-2018
Replies: 91
Views: 8,497
Posted By newsgrunt
nope. don't agree with this at all. No one is...

nope. don't agree with this at all. No one is asking for perfection but I think basic competency is a no brainer. Also, if they can't be bothered to communicate with people sending in their cameras,...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-20-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 1,456
Posted By newsgrunt
The rise of other 'independent' sources,...

The rise of other 'independent' sources, inevitably leads, in many cases, to 'fake news' or at best, questionable work. wrt: photography - there is a chain of responsibility photojournalists adhere...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-15-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 952
Posted By newsgrunt
I find moving the mouse gets the scan resuming....

I find moving the mouse gets the scan resuming. frustrating init ?
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-02-2018
Replies: 57
Views: 2,932
Posted By newsgrunt
I'm guessing you have a Westfalia (aka...

I'm guessing you have a Westfalia (aka affectionately as Wasserleaker)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-28-2017
Replies: 19
Views: 1,737
Posted By newsgrunt
damn......

damn......
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 12-15-2017
Replies: 133
Views: 14,014
Posted By newsgrunt
and other forums I frequent (non photo) have...

and other forums I frequent (non photo) have decided NOT to have OT subfora. I like to stumble across an interesting OT post now and then but will not go searching for it elsewhere (sure one can set...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 12-15-2017
Replies: 133
Views: 14,014
Posted By newsgrunt
totally agree with Stephen. Linking to his site...

totally agree with Stephen. Linking to his site is poor form imo and just trying to drive clicks to his site, without contributing to this forum.

I also don't mind occasional stray topics but it...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-31-2017
Replies: 36
Views: 1,399
Posted By newsgrunt
how do the negatives look ?

how do the negatives look ?
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-29-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 1,025
Posted By newsgrunt
there is no 'norm'. cut to whatever strip you...

there is no 'norm'. cut to whatever strip you want. there are sleeves that will take three strips of 4, vertically. for example, some Hasselblad shooters may want strips of 4 so they don't need to...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-27-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 1,025
Posted By newsgrunt
4 - 6x6 frames won't fit the glass platen even if...

4 - 6x6 frames won't fit the glass platen even if there was a holder that held the strip. with the frame spacing, you're looking at around 9 1/2 " for the four frames. that's not including the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-15-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 798
Posted By newsgrunt
I'd take a closer look across every frame as this...

I'd take a closer look across every frame as this looks like inadequate levels of developer. When the tank sits between agitation, levels settle down and film is no fully covered by solution....
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-01-2017
Replies: 136
Views: 8,089
Posted By newsgrunt
^^ x1000 2468

^^ x1000


2468
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 07-31-2017
Replies: 98
Views: 10,109
Posted By newsgrunt
When gear has seen a long and useful life and...

When gear has seen a long and useful life and repairs become more frequent. Also to turn over gear when it still has value. Long lenses are probably going to be replaced as well. Hoping Nikon aslo...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 07-31-2017
Replies: 98
Views: 10,109
Posted By newsgrunt
That Nikon only has one NPS service and people...

That Nikon only has one NPS service and people can't buy into the club is great as it eases pressure on service staff and loaner gear. That was one gripe I heard from CPS members.

Also, afaik,...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 07-31-2017
Replies: 98
Views: 10,109
Posted By newsgrunt
don't have an 810. pair of D4s and a D750. D750...

don't have an 810. pair of D4s and a D750.

D750 not as rugged as 810 series and if the 850 has the articulating screen, then the D750 becomes redundant. That was the feature that swung me from the...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 07-31-2017
Replies: 98
Views: 10,109
Posted By newsgrunt
Canon service is pretty bad in Canada, according...

Canon service is pretty bad in Canada, according to former Canon shooters. They love NPS and how they deal with professionals. I'd also suggest that Canon's advantage in AF has long since evaporated...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 07-29-2017
Replies: 98
Views: 10,109
Posted By newsgrunt
consumer camera ? really ? I would say it's...

consumer camera ? really ? I would say it's professional camera and will most likely be on the list of cameras that is required for joining, and maintaining NPS status. The more consumer oriented...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 07-28-2017
Replies: 136
Views: 8,089
Posted By newsgrunt
When the fixation centres on the technical...

When the fixation centres on the technical comparisons of an iPhone image vs an M10, for example, have we lost our way ? I will always take a strong photograph that moves me, over a technically...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-24-2017
Replies: 411
Views: 16,462
Posted By newsgrunt
careful ;) but yeah, most of us who dreaded...

careful ;)

but yeah, most of us who dreaded and suffered through available darkness, screamed hallelujah from the highest mountains, thankful for clean 6400 iso lol
Forum: Fuji X Series 07-22-2017
Replies: 95
Views: 7,071
Posted By newsgrunt
get more money for the 'Vit and the RW is so...

get more money for the 'Vit and the RW is so elegant ;) and because it was made by Tom ;)
Forum: Fuji X Series 07-22-2017
Replies: 95
Views: 7,071
Posted By newsgrunt
I'd keep the Rapidwinder and sell the Leicavit

I'd keep the Rapidwinder and sell the Leicavit
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-09-2017
Replies: 386
Views: 35,586
Posted By newsgrunt
Had the Nokton but hated the lack of close focus....

Had the Nokton but hated the lack of close focus. If this lens is good, the extra 30cm will be a big selling point. Aside from the dirt cheap price of course lol
Forum: Large Format Film RF 05-26-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1,618
Posted By newsgrunt
the jump from 4x5 -> 8x10 is not insignificant....

the jump from 4x5 -> 8x10 is not insignificant. I'd say its exponential...costs, weight etc.. Rewards can be worth it though, hard to say. ymmv
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-22-2017
Replies: 119
Views: 30,047
Posted By newsgrunt
a resurrected thread ! still have some APX 100...

a resurrected thread !

still have some APX 100 spooled onto Ixmoo and will have to use it at some point. also have some APX 25 in 120. now THAT is film I really wish would be coated again...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 04-28-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 1,650
Posted By newsgrunt
afaik and based on my Kodak film, the film is in...

afaik and based on my Kodak film, the film is in a sealed foil/paper bag that has to be cut open. there's not enough pouch to fold over. I'd be asking around to see if anyone has triple boxes as...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-26-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 659
Posted By newsgrunt
I don't see the black lines in the decent photos....

I don't see the black lines in the decent photos. The other issue looks like curtain timing is off. simple repair
Forum: Travel 04-05-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1,231
Posted By newsgrunt
If you visit Cape Breton (I mean why wouldn't you...

If you visit Cape Breton (I mean why wouldn't you lol) drive it clockwise, imo. Louisburg is worth a visit and if you have lots of money left over, go to The Five Fishermen, in Halifax. never been to...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-03-2017
Replies: 18
Views: 947
Posted By newsgrunt
glad I got some bulk Tri X at henrys when it was...

glad I got some bulk Tri X at henrys when it was $99 a can ;) It's not mellowing in the freezer...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-03-2017
Replies: 18
Views: 947
Posted By newsgrunt
and membership gives you 10% off other items (not...

and membership gives you 10% off other items (not sure if it includes other films) but my 3v lithiums were discounted.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-02-2017
Replies: 24
Views: 1,196
Posted By newsgrunt
Six years ? that's nothing ;) I've lost track how...

Six years ? that's nothing ;) I've lost track how old mine are lol run one roll as a test but it should be fine. What colour is it ? Shld be very light coloured, almost like a pale rosť.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-29-2017
Replies: 91
Views: 8,497
Posted By newsgrunt
I guess the one thing about not naming the person...

I guess the one thing about not naming the person is that some members here might send a camera or lens in for work to them, not knowing that there may be issues with said repair tech. If everything...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-28-2017
Replies: 24
Views: 1,480
Posted By newsgrunt
just curious anyways. the large dirt that's like...

just curious anyways. the large dirt that's like sand (do you think it's actually sand ?), where is this located ? not that it matters really cuz sand is bad period. if it's behind lens mount then...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-28-2017
Replies: 24
Views: 1,480
Posted By newsgrunt
$1200 Cdn from a store ?? Seriously ? where is...

$1200 Cdn from a store ?? Seriously ? where is this store located (roughly if you wanna be vague)? If it were my money, they'd get no more than perhaps $600 - 700 (no more) or so from me. the shutter...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-23-2017
Replies: 72
Views: 2,793
Posted By newsgrunt
totally agree re:6x7 ! Loved the 43 mm lens on...

totally agree re:6x7 ! Loved the 43 mm lens on the Mamiya 7 but just couldn't work with 6x7. too bad, that lens is stellar
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-11-2017
Replies: 160
Views: 7,870
Posted By newsgrunt
I'm sure if you met or knew Liam and the work...

I'm sure if you met or knew Liam and the work he's produced, you'd reconsider your post.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-08-2017
Replies: 160
Views: 7,870
Posted By newsgrunt
pretty much this

pretty much this
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-08-2017
Replies: 160
Views: 7,870
Posted By newsgrunt
Unless we interact and speak with the subjects,...

Unless we interact and speak with the subjects, how can we honestly know that these people are homeless ? Posting photos here does nothing, imo, to help alleviate the situation of those who are...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-05-2017
Replies: 102
Views: 5,600
Posted By newsgrunt
the acute mattes are brighter but the screen is...

the acute mattes are brighter but the screen is much finer. analagous to screens in modern dslrs. very bright but lacking the coarseness for fine manual focus. would love an Acute Matte screen that...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 02-24-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 1,130
Posted By newsgrunt
If I'm only going with the 80, mine lives in a...

If I'm only going with the 80, mine lives in a Domke F-3XB. Otherwise Domke F-2B if the 40 or 50 are being used as well.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-26-2017
Replies: 167
Views: 14,748
Posted By newsgrunt
I wonder if this applies to Canadian orders ala...

I wonder if this applies to Canadian orders ala B&H and their $99 + free shipping offer ?
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 01-07-2017
Replies: 354
Sticky: RIP Tom A
Views: 50,960
Posted By newsgrunt
this is terrible news. Never had the chance to...

this is terrible news. Never had the chance to meet up in Vancouver but bumped into he and Tuulikki in Toronto a few years back. This community has lost a very bright light :(
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-25-2016
Replies: 167
Views: 14,748
Posted By newsgrunt
Additional work ? Put item in box. Attach...

Additional work ? Put item in box. Attach computer printed label (with customs form like they did with my previous orders). Have USPS (or whoever buyer chooses) pick up item for ground delivery....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-24-2016
Replies: 167
Views: 14,748
Posted By newsgrunt
It's exorbitant for Canadians. The price for...

It's exorbitant for Canadians. The price for shipping a gallon of TF-5 to Ontario was more than the cost of the fixer itself. That's all kinds of ridiculous.
Forum: Nikon RF 11-13-2016
Replies: 20
Views: 1,342
Posted By newsgrunt
nevermind...missed what forum this was ;)

nevermind...missed what forum this was ;)
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 10-03-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 2,413
Posted By newsgrunt
looks like backing paper transfer and some fungus.

looks like backing paper transfer and some fungus.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-17-2016
Replies: 67
Views: 10,199
Posted By newsgrunt
don't think formatting is going to help this...

don't think formatting is going to help this situation. sensor looks like it's toast
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-14-2016
Replies: 29
Views: 3,653
Posted By newsgrunt
If it's the long exposure that's puzzling, that's...

If it's the long exposure that's puzzling, that's because you want a long enough exposure to allow the star trails to show up with the earth's rotation. Not enough time and the trails will be too...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-14-2016
Replies: 29
Views: 3,653
Posted By newsgrunt
I've exposed TX320 for one/two hours wide open...

I've exposed TX320 for one/two hours wide open with the 40mm Distagon. Push processed. I wouldn't bother stopping down to f8. Wide open is still sharp af ;)
Forum: RFF News 07-27-2016
Replies: 52
Views: 6,187
Posted By newsgrunt
I'm honestly getting tired of these repetitive...

I'm honestly getting tired of these repetitive stories. I mean really, who cares ? We use film and that's all that matters. It comes. It goes. We still shoot film until the last man standing comes...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-26-2016
Replies: 128
Views: 16,338
Posted By newsgrunt
It's my mission to make sure Big Yellow doesn't...

It's my mission to make sure Big Yellow doesn't go belly up ;) Have enough expired/ surveillance/mystery etc film to last a long time.
Forum: Travel 07-26-2016
Replies: 67
Views: 3,604
Posted By newsgrunt
there are def a few places to ride your trials...

there are def a few places to ride your trials bike. One good local spot is ravine off bayview Ave. by the train tracks (near nesbitt rd, north of pottery rd, which is also an access spot and where...
Forum: Travel 07-25-2016
Replies: 67
Views: 3,604
Posted By newsgrunt
Sherbourne St from Queen up till maybe Wellesley...

Sherbourne St from Queen up till maybe Wellesley but as mentioned, gritty and Toronto don't really mix anymore.

Also if cycling is your thing and u transplant here, look for the Doughnut Club. Wide...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-25-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 1,218
Posted By newsgrunt
I'm also curious about photo flo and if your...

I'm also curious about photo flo and if your reels or tank had any residual flo left behind if you put some drops in the tank with reels and film in it. doesn't really look like agitation issues to...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-15-2016
Replies: 53
Views: 3,302
Posted By newsgrunt
TriX and Acros. Always. Sometimes Portra and...

TriX and Acros. Always. Sometimes Portra and Ektar
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-23-2016
Replies: 41
Views: 3,022
Posted By newsgrunt
pretty sure GPS Labworks in Ottawa still...

pretty sure GPS Labworks in Ottawa still processes E-6. They have dip and dunk and rollers iirc. also do up to 8x10, again iirc ;)
Forum: Large Format Film RF 06-08-2016
Replies: 41
Views: 4,534
Posted By newsgrunt
I've never seen a need for a universal type...

I've never seen a need for a universal type camera. good at many,master at none comes to mind. A hybrid camera to replace my Hasselblads and Leicas ? um, no.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-07-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 3,283
Posted By newsgrunt
go for the refund. and they really should be...

go for the refund. and they really should be taping the bag shut.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 06-04-2016
Replies: 62
Views: 6,376
Posted By newsgrunt
This is why I won't be buying the lcd'less M. The...

This is why I won't be buying the lcd'less M. The lcd is not just for chomping but this is precisely why it's useful. Check the histogram etc.. Not sure about M cameras but on my D4s and D750 I have...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-31-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 1,595
Posted By newsgrunt
I was planning on removing the foot off my 24...

I was planning on removing the foot off my 24 finder and MacGyvering the shoe from a small Vivitar flash onto it. Would stick up a couple of mm more but beats losing the finder.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-23-2016
Replies: 12
Views: 1,543
Posted By newsgrunt
This is not normal and the post tension should be...

This is not normal and the post tension should be adjusted. My MP had the same issue (very frustrating when you're almost finished rewinding and ziiiiiiip, undone) and David Yau fixed it easily....
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 05-15-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 3,301
Posted By newsgrunt
For those who don't have the same access to...

For those who don't have the same access to equipment that we in the West do, the Instax mini prints are enough to make grown men smile. I made prints for Cuban baseball players recently and I can't...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 05-15-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 3,301
Posted By newsgrunt
it's a great ice breaker.

it's a great ice breaker.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-14-2016
Replies: 37
Views: 5,314
Posted By newsgrunt
...........

...........
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-11-2016
Replies: 88
Views: 9,516
Posted By newsgrunt
HELLO30 doesn't seem to work anymore

HELLO30 doesn't seem to work anymore
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 05-11-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 2,524
Posted By newsgrunt
Vents shouldn't just dump into a ceiling space....

Vents shouldn't just dump into a ceiling space. Do you mean an attic that is vented to the outside ? If this is the case, no worries. I wouldn't worry about it even if it wasn't. Moisture would be...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-10-2016
Replies: 25
Views: 1,803
Posted By newsgrunt
I've loaded all manner of metal reels in...

I've loaded all manner of metal reels in professional darkrooms and honestly, save yourself the agro and just get the Hewes. They really are the best and the sprockets are no tonly easier to catch...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 05-08-2016
Replies: 57
Views: 6,978
Posted By newsgrunt
haha, if you ever place in World Press you better...

haha, if you ever place in World Press you better have that original file or neg otherwise say good bye to the award ;)
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-08-2016
Replies: 96
Views: 10,858
Posted By newsgrunt
Eddie Bauer long sleeve poplin shirt with button...

Eddie Bauer long sleeve poplin shirt with button down collars, light blue. or similar style shirt. has to be cotton so it gets suitably wrinkled.

jeans. have to be scruffy and if it has strategic...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 05-07-2016
Replies: 57
Views: 6,978
Posted By newsgrunt
This is a continuing battle that we have and it's...

This is a continuing battle that we have and it's hard enough that people don't always trust what they see and this is just another fire that needs to be put out.
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 05-07-2016
Replies: 16
Views: 3,447
Posted By newsgrunt
sweet jesus you got all three ? that's like the...

sweet jesus you got all three ? that's like the Holy Trinity of Leitz enlargers lol.

fwiw, I don't think laser alignment is necessary if you take care and use a good target negative. A good grain...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 05-07-2016
Replies: 57
Views: 6,978
Posted By newsgrunt
Photojournalism has many shades and the...

Photojournalism has many shades and the photographs in question don't fit the 'art' peg as I see it. We all see work differently obviously but his reputation was staked on photojournalism so that's...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 05-07-2016
Replies: 57
Views: 6,978
Posted By newsgrunt
How is it not news ? That he is a photojournalist...

How is it not news ? That he is a photojournalist and a member of Magnum, I think deserves some discussion. Again, if he had just said that this is 'art' and some liberties are allowed, then it would...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 05-07-2016
Replies: 57
Views: 6,978
Posted By newsgrunt
What news photographers and photojournalists did...

What news photographers and photojournalists did back in the day would just not fly today. Moving elements is pretty well it and is a fireable offence (Brian WalskBrian Walski, LA Times). As well,...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 05-07-2016
Replies: 57
Views: 6,978
Posted By newsgrunt
Steve McCurry and image alteration

So this is kind of big news. Is he a photojournalist or is he an artist ? Are they mutually exclusive ?

http://petapixel.com/2016/05/06/botched-steve-mccurry-print-leads-photoshop-scandal/
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-06-2016
Replies: 28
Views: 2,317
Posted By newsgrunt
clip test that are done in daylight only confirm...

clip test that are done in daylight only confirm developer activity. I would;t trust that, as some people suggest elsewhere, to determine times. a proper clip test (as professional labs would do)...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-04-2016
Replies: 148
Views: 11,762
Posted By newsgrunt
I like most of the cameras I work with but I...

I like most of the cameras I work with but I wouldn't go so far as to ascribe 'soul' to them ;)
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 05-03-2016
Replies: 652
Views: 55,939
Posted By newsgrunt
and some won't, but I know some who are looking...

and some won't, but I know some who are looking at Fujis and Sonys for work. They're being very aggressive about courting photojournalists and it's paying off or will pay off in the long run.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 05-03-2016
Replies: 652
Views: 55,939
Posted By newsgrunt
Fred brings up an important point. Confirmation...

Fred brings up an important point. Confirmation is a big thing, more so for those who use the camera for a living. As well, many photographers use the histogram to adjust exposure vs letting raw deal...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-01-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 1,461
Posted By newsgrunt
love my little Vivitar 2800 ;)

love my little Vivitar 2800 ;)
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 04-25-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 2,136
Posted By newsgrunt
I'm not optimistic tbh. New55 took the same path...

I'm not optimistic tbh. New55 took the same path and it's been a buoy ride so I see the same future for Catlabs. I'm presuming hey have zero access to Fuji IP or machinery so basically they're in...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 04-21-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 2,228
Posted By newsgrunt
this is 3 years ago, are they still around ?

this is 3 years ago, are they still around ?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-18-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 911
Posted By newsgrunt
I'd go. when she spoke in Toronto last year, I...

I'd go. when she spoke in Toronto last year, I got to show her talk too late, line was several hundred deep.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 04-12-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 3,802
Posted By newsgrunt
that's some very nice stainless you have there....

that's some very nice stainless you have there. easy cleanup ;)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-10-2016
Replies: 22
Views: 1,557
Posted By newsgrunt
I'm not so sure it's lack of chemistry as that...

I'm not so sure it's lack of chemistry as that would show underdeveloped areas whereas your shows overexposure. Still baffling unless you had a light leak in your dev tank. Is it a plastic cap steel...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 04-10-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 1,082
Posted By newsgrunt
yup. that door is right beside the rollers. there...

yup. that door is right beside the rollers. there are instructions on the back explaining how to remove the rollers. a wet paper towel or something will do in most cases. I've taken the rollers apart...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 04-10-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 1,082
Posted By newsgrunt
pull the rollers and clean them, could be...

pull the rollers and clean them, could be frozen/stuck from dried chem goo. also your is th elder style with wire clip. I have several Polaroid back fro my Hasselblad and they're either newer style...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-10-2016
Replies: 22
Views: 1,557
Posted By newsgrunt
While it may be light leak from the camera I...

While it may be light leak from the camera I don't believe this to be fat rolled. I've had fat rolls and the leaks are nothing like this. These look more organic. Does the camera have seals on the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-08-2016
Replies: 16
Views: 1,598
Posted By newsgrunt
not a big fan of drones but the fourth and sixth...

not a big fan of drones but the fourth and sixth photos...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-03-2016
Replies: 2,108
Views: 388,598
Posted By newsgrunt
They're taping the XX to the tag end of a...

They're taping the XX to the tag end of a previously exposed and processed roll (cheaper than buying reloadables and free from labs). No way around this unless they start taping in the dark. I'd...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-31-2016
Replies: 52
Views: 3,519
Posted By newsgrunt
put a roll through it but esp check the high...

put a roll through it but esp check the high speeds as that's where most problems occur if any re:shutters. results is darkening on left side of frame (mine were left) from timing issues. easy...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-19-2016
Replies: 128
Views: 16,338
Posted By newsgrunt
I understand the people who are skeptical and...

I understand the people who are skeptical and while I appreciate new films coming to market, I also understand the fear that another film (that may not bring anything new to the table) could dilute...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-19-2016
Replies: 128
Views: 16,338
Posted By newsgrunt
this tidbit is very interesting. "JCH StreetPan...

this tidbit is very interesting.

"JCH StreetPan 400 has a gelatine back coating to prevent scratches on the back of the film which could be picked-up by image scanners.

Base substrate layers...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-18-2016
Replies: 128
Views: 16,338
Posted By newsgrunt
has anyone asked JCH specifically about the...

has anyone asked JCH specifically about the provenance of this film and if it is indeed a new coating of an old formula or if it is an old master roll tucked away forgotten until now ?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-15-2016
Replies: 35
Views: 30,726
Posted By newsgrunt
a black paint would be enough to get me to open...

a black paint would be enough to get me to open my wallet ;)

maybe get a wish list going so people can get in line for these when they're produced ?
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 03-13-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 1,793
Posted By newsgrunt
seller said Youxin did the cal on the camera so...

seller said Youxin did the cal on the camera so he'd have a better idea on the chrome and engraving. *IF* he did the work and had close look at serial number.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 03-13-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 1,793
Posted By newsgrunt
well an email to Youxin would help clear this up...

well an email to Youxin would help clear this up no ?
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 03-10-2016
Replies: 93
Views: 7,913
Posted By newsgrunt
Photographers and their work are informed by...

Photographers and their work are informed by their experiences and Frank's experiences during his travels were what some Americans experienced on a regular basis. He was as much an outsider as were...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-10-2016
Replies: 3
Views: 833
Posted By newsgrunt
I appreciate the reasoning behind this but...

I appreciate the reasoning behind this but considering we're complicit in resource extraction, I'm not sure this is enough to alleviate any guilt. Silver, oil products...etc

The canister is the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-09-2016
Replies: 22
Views: 2,096
Posted By newsgrunt
$1300 is a good price for an M6, papers and boxes...

$1300 is a good price for an M6, papers and boxes not important t me but if they come with, can help resale down the road.

and I was *just* off my predicted price for the MP lol
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-08-2016
Replies: 22
Views: 2,096
Posted By newsgrunt
^ ;) I was this close >< to adding your MP to...

^ ;)

I was this close >< to adding your MP to my quiver but alas....and there would been no shipping too lol

tbh, cuz I like bp, I'd grab this over the eBay one. every day of the week.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-08-2016
Replies: 22
Views: 2,096
Posted By newsgrunt
That's a very clean looking camera and will sell...

That's a very clean looking camera and will sell for well above $2204. I'd guess it'll hit $2700 or so ;) Got my used bp MP for around $1800 USD, a very good price ;)

Not sure if it's still for sale...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 03-01-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 2,204
Posted By newsgrunt
35 looks like it wasn't loaded properly. did you...

35 looks like it wasn't loaded properly. did you feel it go on smoothly as it shoulda have felt like it was jamming. the 120 looks like it was cooked tbh
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-01-2016
Replies: 51
Views: 3,629
Posted By newsgrunt
I would have checked the Bessa, Fuji and CV lens....

I would have checked the Bessa, Fuji and CV lens. or not brought them and just gone with the Leica and Rollei, but that's me.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-01-2016
Replies: 51
Views: 3,629
Posted By newsgrunt
SOP is to carry on everything you need to work if...

SOP is to carry on everything you need to work if checked stuff goes awol. This means battery chargers, laptop and all cables etc.. If it means no clothes in carry on, so be it. For major events like...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-01-2016
Replies: 51
Views: 3,629
Posted By newsgrunt
pretty much my thoughts. I'd never check my...

pretty much my thoughts. I'd never check my Leicas or Hasselblads. ymmv
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-26-2016
Replies: 19
Views: 3,947
Posted By newsgrunt
They may not be rebadging but running coating...

They may not be rebadging but running coating lines according to Oriental's specs/formula. Possibly
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-21-2016
Replies: 49
Views: 5,796
Posted By newsgrunt
Afaik, it's compatible with probably every...

Afaik, it's compatible with probably every reloadable cassette OTHER THAN Ixmoo. I have an MP as well and while I rarely use bulk loaded film in it, reused brass capped Ilford cassettes work fine....
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-20-2016
Replies: 103
Views: 12,715
Posted By newsgrunt
grip ergonomic looks very much Nikon-ish (on/off...

grip ergonomic looks very much Nikon-ish (on/off switch, front contour of grip...)
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-09-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 845
Posted By newsgrunt
The D4 cameras are dual slot CF and XQD. During...

The D4 cameras are dual slot CF and XQD. During the Toronto Pan Am games, Nikon loaned out the newest XQD cards and they were almost always gone. I shoot NEFS onto the XQD and jpgs on the CF and use...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-09-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 845
Posted By newsgrunt
All I know is that the most current XQD cards...

All I know is that the most current XQD cards ingest faster than any CF card I know of. They take some time to buffer out as well if you shoot raw and jpg as I do in separate slots in the D4s.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-06-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 1,500
Posted By newsgrunt
Fred, This is going back to 2001 but when I was...

Fred, This is going back to 2001 but when I was down during 9/11, I remember a very nice, small shop located near a firehall. I know, lots of firehalls in Manhattan. This was midtownish maybe (?),...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-05-2016
Replies: 16
Views: 1,189
Posted By newsgrunt
I previously used blotter sheets to dry my...

I previously used blotter sheets to dry my prints. Interleave them with several blotter sheets between prints and place some weight in top and they were flat with maybe a very, very slight wave on...
Forum: Travel 01-19-2016
Replies: 26
Views: 2,254
Posted By newsgrunt
for me, it would depend on how many rolls. When I...

for me, it would depend on how many rolls. When I used to go to Europe every year for on assignment, it was always with 200+ rolls of Tri X. These went loose into a mesh bag. If I seas travelling...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 01-18-2016
Replies: 56
Views: 3,823
Posted By newsgrunt
It is a HUGE deal when your livelihood depends on...

It is a HUGE deal when your livelihood depends on it. Exposure doesn't pay rent, doesn't buy groceries etc.. Too many people expect photographers to work for free (and somehow photographers are...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 01-18-2016
Replies: 56
Views: 3,823
Posted By newsgrunt
This is exactly why the business is, in part,...

This is exactly why the business is, in part, going down the toilet. People shooting for access is...nah not going to say it.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 01-18-2016
Replies: 56
Views: 3,823
Posted By newsgrunt
Nope. Never unless it was a cause close to me and...

Nope. Never unless it was a cause close to me and I knew the principals. If it's a business venture and they want free work, then they can pound salt till the cows come home afaic.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-17-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 1,304
Posted By newsgrunt
imo, it's not bromide drag, surge etc. It looks...

imo, it's not bromide drag, surge etc. It looks like, as a previous poster mentioned, some kind of exposure, probably while loading tank. Surge and drag would be adjacent top eh sprockets and not...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-15-2016
Replies: 42
Views: 5,129
Posted By newsgrunt
I really like my 24 Summilux but would be more...

I really like my 24 Summilux but would be more than happy with e Summicron version as well. and same goes for 21 ;)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-10-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 727
Posted By newsgrunt
but if you reverse roll them onto the reels for...

but if you reverse roll them onto the reels for drying, it takes away the curl and flattens out the film's tendency to bow as well ;)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-06-2016
Replies: 40
Views: 4,301
Posted By newsgrunt
the wider focus spread is going to be an...

the wider focus spread is going to be an important feature for many and one I've been complaining about ad nauseum. will be interesting to see how far into the corners the points reach

as well the...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-08-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 2,656
Posted By newsgrunt
so basically you're telling me to spend money on...

so basically you're telling me to spend money on a BP 50 ;) sure, when I win the lottery but then if it is indeed as smooth as butter, then that's worth it so it's a closer match to the 35 and even...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-08-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 3,857
Posted By newsgrunt
21, 35, 50

21, 35, 50
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-07-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 2,656
Posted By newsgrunt
My Asph 50 Summilux focus is nowhere near as...

My Asph 50 Summilux focus is nowhere near as smooth as my Asph 35 Summicron. I was told the floating element is the main reason why, it's not just a simple helicoid but other mechanics are involved....
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-19-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 3,824
Posted By newsgrunt
At an NHL game, the World Series, whatever, every...

At an NHL game, the World Series, whatever, every one is dialling in K settings vs letting raw do it all. Hang around the dugout or photo filing room at an arena before a game and one question you're...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-19-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 3,824
Posted By newsgrunt
While probably unlikely, the risk with raw files,...

While probably unlikely, the risk with raw files, esp for wires like Reuters etc, is future proofing their archive. Do they really want to find out in ten or twenty years that Nikon NEFS from 2015...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-19-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 3,824
Posted By newsgrunt
the photographer who doesn't listen and shoots...

the photographer who doesn't listen and shoots raw and changes exif will be the photographer who will never get work again from reuters and whose name will be spread far and wide as someone who can't...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-18-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 3,824
Posted By newsgrunt
from last year...not Reuters but shows who is...

from last year...not Reuters but shows who is fallible to too much...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 11-08-2015
Replies: 54
Views: 8,781
Posted By newsgrunt
"As street photographers, we tend to gravitate...

"As street photographers, we tend to gravitate towards finding the extraordinary moments in life. We want to find the craziest-looking characters, the strangest gestures, and moments that seem quite...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-03-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 1,648
Posted By newsgrunt
There's a cover on the baseplate to use the motor...

There's a cover on the baseplate to use the motor (motor rewind) that needs to be removed so you could rewind the film, then reload after removing said cover.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-03-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 1,156
Posted By newsgrunt
Last Temptation

Last Temptation
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 10-28-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 2,628
Posted By newsgrunt
looks like solarization is taking hold

looks like solarization is taking hold
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-27-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,881
Posted By newsgrunt
Interesting topic. I've been considering getting...

Interesting topic. I've been considering getting a legacy Mac just so I can use Nikon Scan lol. I find Vuescan not bad but I absolutely hate the UI. Will see if my old Silverfast will offer a cheaper...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 10-26-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 2,628
Posted By newsgrunt
the scans of the neg look impressive.

the scans of the neg look impressive.
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 10-26-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 2,628
Posted By newsgrunt
quick question. because it has a white backing,...

quick question. because it has a white backing, are you scanning the neg as reflective then inverting in PS ?
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 10-25-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 1,631
Posted By newsgrunt
5,6,7 but whatever you decide, 6 is a must.

5,6,7 but whatever you decide, 6 is a must.
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 10-23-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 3,419
Posted By newsgrunt
skip the tape method and soak the entire neg in...

skip the tape method and soak the entire neg in water. that will keep the bleach out.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 10-21-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,457
Posted By newsgrunt
props for hauling that big beast on your trip ;)...

props for hauling that big beast on your trip ;) I have one as well and it can be tiring hanging over the shoulder (rarely around the neck). Shooting Fuji instant film in the Polaroid backs is a very...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 10-20-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 3,419
Posted By newsgrunt
I used to tape but now do the 'drown the neg in...

I used to tape but now do the 'drown the neg in water and slap face down on glass thing'. gel bleach vs basic runny stuff, helps you control the coverage. The water basically seals the edges and...
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