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Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-21-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 508
Posted By bluesun267
Check to make sure the screw is tight on the A-R...

Check to make sure the screw is tight on the A-R switch. Sometimes these come loose and allow the clutch to slip. Should be that simple.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-20-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 937
Posted By bluesun267
I'm not a fan of HP5 either. I much prefer...

I'm not a fan of HP5 either. I much prefer Kentmere 400 to it. There is something more pleasing about the grain of Kentmere, though it may technically be 'grainier' it feels less 'clumpy' to me. I...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-18-2018
Replies: 197
Views: 11,438
Posted By bluesun267
Test rolls of Super 8 Ektachrome have been...

Test rolls of Super 8 Ektachrome have been shipped to a select handful of filmmakers for testing, according to this blog from...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 08-16-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 1,296
Posted By bluesun267
L1 (and VL with metal curtains) are excellent...

L1 (and VL with metal curtains) are excellent cameras with great ergonomics and seem to withstand the ravages of time very well.
I've serviced several and the only problem is the 1/1000th speed is a...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-15-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 1,068
Posted By bluesun267
Watch out for expired Pan-F! It is the only...

Watch out for expired Pan-F! It is the only slow-speed B/W film that doesn't behave well as it ages. If it's old enough, you may find it has an ISO of ZERO and renders no image at all. When I used to...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-15-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 1,531
Posted By bluesun267
I feel there was a fairly consistent lens design...

I feel there was a fairly consistent lens design philosophy among the major manufacturers of the film era (I'm talking SLR lenses of the 60s-80s).

In general I'd echo other comments here, from my...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-13-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 2,217
Posted By bluesun267
Nikon F3, Velvia...

Nikon F3, Velvia 100

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/840/43576675732_c11b621d62_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/29oHRvo)Wyoming Gas (https://flic.kr/p/29oHRvo) by Timoleon Wilkins...
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 08-05-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 1,938
Posted By bluesun267
Having owned M2, M3, M4, M5, M4-2, and M6 in the...

Having owned M2, M3, M4, M5, M4-2, and M6 in the past, and now only owning a Canon 7 (and Canon VL), I feel the usability factor between the 7 and the Leica is not reflected in the price difference...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-02-2018
Replies: 1
Views: 257
Posted By bluesun267
Nice. I like the somewhat soft look. A couple...

Nice. I like the somewhat soft look. A couple years ago I came across some military surplus Dupont 16mm movie film from 1964. ASA 64. I had it processed same as Kodak b/w reversal (D-94a) and it was...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-02-2018
Replies: 109
Views: 2,999
Posted By bluesun267
Love your shots of Santiago,...

Love your shots of Santiago, jsrockit!

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/840/43576675732_c11b621d62_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/29oHRvo)Wyoming Gas (https://flic.kr/p/29oHRvo) by Timoleon Wilkins...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-23-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 1,487
Posted By bluesun267
I would say, yes, it's economical. But it depends...

I would say, yes, it's economical. But it depends on your perspective. Comparing to digital video, no, it's hugely expensive. But if shooting film has some meaning to you, consider this: I was...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-23-2018
Replies: 38
Views: 1,298
Posted By bluesun267
For Rodinal 1:50, The Massive Dev chart...

For Rodinal 1:50, The Massive Dev chart lists:

RPX 25= 11 min
Retro 80s=14 min

My own use of both films shows somewhat lower contrast on the film exposed at 25 and developed for 11 min, which would...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-13-2018
Replies: 41
Views: 1,668
Posted By bluesun267
Really nice article!

Really nice article!
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-10-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 1,135
Posted By bluesun267
I know the Think Tank bags are great, and saw...

I know the Think Tank bags are great, and saw that cheaper one on BH. I guess I would have gone that route if I hadn't seen this one. But my initial impression of the Tarion, if it's not a 'lifetime'...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-10-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 1,135
Posted By bluesun267
I would certainly do that, but could you be so...

I would certainly do that, but could you be so kind as to message me on June 10, 2020 as I'll probably forget by then (that's slightly tongue-in-cheek btw).

Reading between the lines, I get your...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 06-10-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1,515
Posted By bluesun267
It's funny, but when I see zero posts it makes me...

It's funny, but when I see zero posts it makes me feel worse about the seller than zero feedback. If it is something I want I would still communicate with them, see what they have to say, and go from...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-10-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 1,135
Posted By bluesun267
Received my Tarion RS-01 (Think Tank knockoff)...

Received my Tarion RS-01 (Think Tank knockoff) bag from Amazon so far I am very happy for 39 bucks.

I believe it is closest (maybe exactly) in size to the Retrospective 7. It's made in China (as as...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-08-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 1,135
Posted By bluesun267
New(ish) Tarion (Think Tank Knockoff) Camera bag on Amazon

I had been wanting one of those lovely Think Tank Retrospective bags for awhile but just couldn't justify the cost ($150 and up) (Yeah, I know, that's not excessive for many of you, but I am poor and...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-08-2018
Replies: 43
Views: 7,174
Posted By bluesun267
My 'fundamental misunderstanding' on this point...

My 'fundamental misunderstanding' on this point leads me to point out the following films:
Ferrania P30
Kodak High Contrast 5363 Motion Picture Film
Technical Pan
Rollei (Agfa Aviphot) Retro...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-04-2018
Replies: 314
Views: 86,941
Posted By bluesun267
I second the digicam DIY scanning method. Vastly...

I second the digicam DIY scanning method. Vastly superior to any flatbed. I will never go back.

I was lucky enough to have one of those old, tiny, no-name enlargers for 35mm film. Remove the light...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-04-2018
Replies: 197
Views: 11,438
Posted By bluesun267
Kodak is its own worst enemy with regards to...

Kodak is its own worst enemy with regards to digital promotion of analog images. I don't think those scans could be any true representation of color palette or otherwise. Just look at their hideous...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-17-2018
Replies: 197
Views: 11,438
Posted By bluesun267
Yes, to answer one of the above questioners: I...

Yes, to answer one of the above questioners: I can and often do make a 100' roll of 16mm (3 min) last all day if I want to. One doesn't shoot 16mm like digital. It's a measured activity, much like...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-16-2018
Replies: 197
Views: 11,438
Posted By bluesun267
Last thing I could find (from April...

Last thing I could find (from April 2nd):

https://www.super8.tv/en/ektachrome-will-be-available-in-super-8-and-16mm/

So they're saying Summer/Fall. (Not pleased with this minimum order nonsense for...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 04-25-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 1,736
Posted By bluesun267
I have the Epson V500, which is sufficient for...

I have the Epson V500, which is sufficient for web viewing. I use it basically as a digital proof sheet to help decide what I would like to print in the darkroom.

I recently ordered a Canoscan 9000F...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-23-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 768
Posted By bluesun267
Have you removed the lens and/or changed lenses...

Have you removed the lens and/or changed lenses before exposing the frames with the light leaks? Even RFs with perfect curtains and light baffles can get these kind of leaks if bright light shines...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 04-22-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 802
Posted By bluesun267
Yes, I forgot about those rare cameras that have...

Yes, I forgot about those rare cameras that have expandable and parallax corrected framelines. The Konica Auto S2 and the Konica IIIa have that feature as well.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 04-21-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 802
Posted By bluesun267
There's nothing wrong with your R3A. This is...

There's nothing wrong with your R3A. This is common to Leica M as well...(more so on the later models after the M4-2). Also I've found it to be the same on the Canon 7 as well as all of the cheaper...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-21-2018
Replies: 76
Views: 4,309
Posted By bluesun267
Humm, I never paid for Flickr, and never got ads...

Humm, I never paid for Flickr, and never got ads (unless I failed to sign in). I'm really getting toward the idea of deleting myself from the internet as much as possible--FB and Flickr at least. The...
Forum: Nikon RF 04-18-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 750
Posted By bluesun267
I have had no problems with modern 40.5mm or 43mm...

I have had no problems with modern 40.5mm or 43mm filters on my Nikkors. I've used B+W, Hoya, Vivitar. Oddly enough the only thing that gave me trouble (not screwing in all the way) was the hood from...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 04-18-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 5,534
Posted By bluesun267
There was an involved discussion of this range of...

There was an involved discussion of this range of Canons about a month ago here (https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?postid=2792937)

The gist is that there are many variations of...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 04-17-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 862
Posted By bluesun267
There are a couple LTM cameras that natively...

There are a couple LTM cameras that natively focus closer than 3ft...the Canon 7 comes to mind (it allows coupled RF focusing to about 2.5ft). You would still need to file a bit of the mount of the...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-17-2018
Replies: 39
Views: 1,156
Posted By bluesun267
It's hard to tell from the picture but I have...

It's hard to tell from the picture but I have also encountered this "rainbow" affect on certain uncoated lenses, like the Triotar on the early Rolleicords. What I mean is: it may not be separation. I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-12-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 525
Posted By bluesun267
BUMP I really loved this video, thanks for...

BUMP
I really loved this video, thanks for turning us on to it!
Forum: Optics Theory - 04-06-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 930
Posted By bluesun267
Not a "serious" test, but my own comparison of...

Not a "serious" test, but my own comparison of the Nikkor HC and SC lenses (https://www.flickr.com/photos/timoleon-w/albums/72157694617219074), on film. Mostly for bokeh. Each set of 2 shots were at...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-04-2018
Replies: 224
Views: 14,436
Posted By bluesun267
I call B*S on that story. No film manufacturer...

I call B*S on that story. No film manufacturer can maintain strict quality control (at least what we are used to, and still get from Fuji) by deep-freezing film for, what is it now, 6 years?

This...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-04-2018
Replies: 224
Views: 14,436
Posted By bluesun267
My last order from B&H arrived yesterday (ordered...

My last order from B&H arrived yesterday (ordered before this announcement hit the internet): I received 3 rolls of 120 (no boxes), expiration 10/2019
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-03-2018
Replies: 224
Views: 14,436
Posted By bluesun267
I bought 120 single rolls (in boxes) last month...

I bought 120 single rolls (in boxes) last month from B&H.

B&H also lists 35mm in 10 packs and single rolls, so maybe it was never available in 5-packs.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-03-2018
Replies: 224
Views: 14,436
Posted By bluesun267
I don't read Japanese, but are we certain they...

I don't read Japanese, but are we certain they aren't just pulling some size variations...?
From what I can infer from the document shown, I see:
135 single roll
135 3 pack
120-5 pack

So that...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 03-30-2018
Replies: 49
Views: 2,957
Posted By bluesun267
That's all we have? Except there's a whole lot...

That's all we have? Except there's a whole lot buried here that we don't know, or don't care to think about, dating nearly as far back as anything in Europe, Asia or Africa. But let's start with the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-28-2018
Replies: 62
Views: 4,093
Posted By bluesun267
YES! I was thinking through the whole thing, they...

YES! I was thinking through the whole thing, they better damn well have had the guts to shoot this on film!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-28-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 731
Posted By bluesun267
The Aki-Asahi covering looks very good, very...

The Aki-Asahi covering looks very good, very close to the original.

I've seen several iiigs on the auction site lately with re-covering that doesn't seem to fit very well, plus clearly not the...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 03-26-2018
Replies: 823
Views: 162,641
Posted By bluesun267
Second on johannielscom-- Cosina, don't forget...

Second on johannielscom--

Cosina, don't forget your (new) roots started in the long-abandoned (and now re-abandoned) LTM market.

Bring back:

The 28/35 mini-finder--pleeeeeeease

And: just a few...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-24-2018
Replies: 68
Views: 3,979
Posted By bluesun267
Minolta glass is great, highly underrated. But I...

Minolta glass is great, highly underrated. But I think you need an XE-7 in that collection!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-24-2018
Replies: 31
Views: 2,161
Posted By bluesun267
Looks beautiful, I am jealous.

Looks beautiful, I am jealous.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 03-24-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 392
Posted By bluesun267
Those set screws seem weak but the collar is...

Those set screws seem weak but the collar is surprisingly reliable when tightened (no need for excessive force or you will break them). Make sure you use a screwdriver that fits perfectly, not too...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-20-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 939
Posted By bluesun267
I have this recurring dream where I witness an...

I have this recurring dream where I witness an incredibly beautiful thunderstorm and/or a funnel cloud forming...I run to get my Bolex but don't remember where I put it...I am desperate, but finally...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-20-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 1,279
Posted By bluesun267
I think the mat side should definitely face down...

I think the mat side should definitely face down on the Mamiya screen. Should not require a ton of shimming that way.

When adjusting for infinity, it is fine to use the ground glass on the film...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-20-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 927
Posted By bluesun267
Though not much (if any) lighter than a...

Though not much (if any) lighter than a Rolleiflex, I have the waist level finder for my F3. It's one of those accessories that I get out once in awhile, admire, then put back in favor of the...
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 03-20-2018
Replies: 141
Views: 36,497
Posted By bluesun267
Another sighting: Zeiss Super Ikonta BX in the...

Another sighting: Zeiss Super Ikonta BX in the Bogart/Bacall classic noir The Big Sleep (1946)http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/51666/U51666I1521564070.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 03-20-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1,245
Posted By bluesun267
I am a fan of this lens too. Exactly as the...

I am a fan of this lens too. Exactly as the previous poster describes, bokeh is a soft-jumble at 1.8 and the in-focus areas have a glow, but all becomes very sharp at f4 and up. Lowish contrast at...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-20-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 1,047
Posted By bluesun267
I've worked on Canon LTMs, from the IVSB to...

I've worked on Canon LTMs, from the IVSB to L1/VL/VT to Canon P and 7. They are amazingly easy to work on compared to Leica. Easy to get apart without special tools and very robust.

If the shutter...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-20-2018
Replies: 31
Views: 2,161
Posted By bluesun267
Been looking for another IIIg recently too. If I...

Been looking for another IIIg recently too. If I were paying 600-700 USD for a body I would steer away from ebay and go with one of the dealers, like Tamarkin or KEH who seem to have these from time...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-19-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 871
Posted By bluesun267
I don't know if the formula is exactly the same...

I don't know if the formula is exactly the same or not, but I did own a 50/1.8 long-nose and found it to be one of the worst, most boring lenses I've ever used on B/W film. It seemed to render stark,...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 03-19-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 1,716
Posted By bluesun267
That is a mouth-watering combo. And I like the...

That is a mouth-watering combo. And I like the sample shot too. It looks Summicron-like
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 03-19-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 2,311
Posted By bluesun267
Over $1200 now. I wager it will end between...

Over $1200 now. I wager it will end between $2500-3000
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-19-2018
Replies: 68
Views: 3,979
Posted By bluesun267
Not that I'll ever be able to afford one, but a...

Not that I'll ever be able to afford one, but a few of the early Alpas (I think models 5-8) have a pentaprism and a rangefinder window (well I suppose it must be a window for composing, not a true...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-19-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 1,220
Posted By bluesun267
Hi Chris, I'd like that f.64 shoulder bag:...

Hi Chris,
I'd like that f.64 shoulder bag: 14x8x5" green nylon
Thanks so much for this!

(Also interested in the F stop millar if dtcls100 doesn't end up taking it:)
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-17-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 817
Posted By bluesun267
Two other things to lookout for on the China made...

Two other things to lookout for on the China made adapters is they may be cut slightly off so the camera's RF cam doesn't sit exactly in the indentation at the rear of the adapter, meaning your...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-13-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 603
Posted By bluesun267
I just checked mine and at F2.5 the aperture...

I just checked mine and at F2.5 the aperture blades are fully opened and cannot be seen even a little bit from the front or back of the lens.
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 03-13-2018
Replies: 141
Views: 36,497
Posted By bluesun267
Ok, I am a bit of a classic film nut...but I'm...

Ok, I am a bit of a classic film nut...but I'm still surprised nobody has yet mentioned the quintessential Nikon F used by David Hemmings in Antonioni's Blow-Up (1966). This film probably contributed...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 03-13-2018
Replies: 824
Views: 84,190
Posted By bluesun267
Nail on the head. The thread title was: Has Leica...

Nail on the head. The thread title was: Has Leica alienated photographers...not has Leica alienated people who desire expensive luxury goods...

In the film era, a Leica camera was a necessity of...
Forum: RFF Polls 03-11-2018
Replies: 109
Views: 9,853
Posted By bluesun267
Yes, and the F2 has...drumroll please...sprocket...

Yes, and the F2 has...drumroll please...sprocket disengaging multiple-exposure capabilities:p:p:p:p:p:p:p:p:p:p:p:p:p
Forum: RFF Polls 03-11-2018
Replies: 109
Views: 9,853
Posted By bluesun267
I owned an M5 and M6 (both rather briefly). So...

I owned an M5 and M6 (both rather briefly). So I'll put in a vote for the M5. I couldn't stand those blinding, distracting LED indicators in the M6. The M5 has IMO simply the zenith of Leica...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-11-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 1,760
Posted By bluesun267
This is one of the Leica lenses I've never tried,...

This is one of the Leica lenses I've never tried, but it looks tempting.

People can say what they may about the performance of specific lenses, but at the end of the day, I've never met a Leica lens...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-11-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 742
Posted By bluesun267
Thanks, I had been on the fence about this film...

Thanks, I had been on the fence about this film in 35mm, but I think I will give it a try in 120
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-11-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 1,617
Posted By bluesun267
My favorite Fuji Color Neg was the old CN100 (I...

My favorite Fuji Color Neg was the old CN100 (I believe that was the designation). No Superia, just plain old Fuji 100. It was available in 35 & 120 also and had really rich, vibrant colors.

It is...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-11-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 742
Posted By bluesun267
My Czech is not that great but your link seems to...

My Czech is not that great but your link seems to lead to a "this product not available" page
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-10-2018
Replies: 203
Views: 17,692
Posted By bluesun267
That's great to hear^^ Kodak is for real, just...

That's great to hear^^ Kodak is for real, just taking time to make sure all is right.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-10-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 1,617
Posted By bluesun267
No I don't think the disappearance of the Agfa...

No I don't think the disappearance of the Agfa Vista brand spells doom for Fuji products.

They (Fuji) are merely doing what Ilford and Kodak have already been doing for several years, that is, not...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-08-2018
Replies: 1,734
Views: 322,138
Posted By bluesun267
I LOVE...

I LOVE THIS!^


https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4539/38614243942_29fe3fc1d5_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/21Qd6qA)R80s-f3-7-16-022 (https://flic.kr/p/21Qd6qA) by Timoleon Wilkins...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-07-2018
Replies: 591
Views: 87,167
Posted By bluesun267
I am really impressed with the photos here. Just...

I am really impressed with the photos here. Just wonderful. I don't know why I resisted looking at this thread for so long. Perhaps my inner bourgeoisness rearing its ugly...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-07-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 689
Posted By bluesun267
This is a used car lot in Mexico City, circa 2005...

This is a used car lot in Mexico City, circa 2005 with the Summitar on Agfa APX 100. That year was an interesting, and often trying, period in my life--teaching English in one of the world's most...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-07-2018
Replies: 62
Views: 2,246
Posted By bluesun267
Alright, I've been toying with the idea of trying...

Alright, I've been toying with the idea of trying TMAX 400 since it was reformulated. You've convinced me to give it a second shot.

BTW, how does it do in Rodinal?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 03-07-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 1,716
Posted By bluesun267
I can't comment on the 50/1.9 but I have noticed...

I can't comment on the 50/1.9 but I have noticed their prices are getting higher and higher.

Don't forget, there's also the 50/1.8 on the later IIIa and IIIm which I understand is quite spectacular,...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 03-07-2018
Replies: 242
Views: 82,152
Posted By bluesun267
I love both the Nikkor f2 and f1.4 (and would...

I love both the Nikkor f2 and f1.4 (and would love to someday try the early 1.5 version).

I've found both Nikkors nearly indistinguishable at the same f stops. The 1.4 of course has a very special...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-05-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 2,464
Posted By bluesun267
Yep, same problem here, the first and LAST time I...

Yep, same problem here, the first and LAST time I tried Cinestill.

I don't understand the fascination with, or need to, respool color MP stocks into still format(s) when we have Ektar, Portra, and...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-05-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 1,042
Posted By bluesun267
Not nearly as accurate as you need to be with a...

Not nearly as accurate as you need to be with a lens, but I recently had good success re-cementing the rearmost element of a Canon bright-line finder. It had come loose by itself.

A drop of Norland...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-04-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 1,279
Posted By bluesun267
I own a 3.5E and face the same dilemma I assume...

I own a 3.5E and face the same dilemma I assume you are facing (dark screen at times). Yes, you can cut down the Mamiya RB/RZ screens but it is not easy to cut properly (thick plastic) and without...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-03-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 2,378
Posted By bluesun267
Personally FP4+ was superior to Plus-X for me,...

Personally FP4+ was superior to Plus-X for me, but I like both (neither are quite as good as that nearly-forgotten 125 speed B/W, the dearly departed Verichrome Pan). FP4+ has a wider tonality than...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-03-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 1,488
Posted By bluesun267
Oh brother. I've been where you are, when I was...

Oh brother. I've been where you are, when I was young and foolish. Whenever a repair is not to your satisfaction, you just gotta be patient and not fuss with anything. Lecture over.

As for...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-02-2018
Replies: 290
Views: 72,100
Posted By bluesun267
Leica M2, Tri-X, Black Jupiter 12 (from '77 I...

Leica M2, Tri-X, Black Jupiter 12 (from '77 I believe)
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8003/7329532844_443b259d6c_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/caFLKW)Carnival, México, D.F. (2005)...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-02-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 1,111
Posted By bluesun267
From what you describe this doesn't sound like...

From what you describe this doesn't sound like normal for a mechanically sound camera, by KEHs own rating standards. Unless you got a really good deal on it, I would just send it back. There should...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-02-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1,116
Posted By bluesun267
I think just about everyone here will recommend...

I think just about everyone here will recommend Sherry Krauter (Golden Touch) and Don Goldberg (DAG)...these two are the foremost experts on Leica in the US.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-02-2018
Replies: 138
Views: 12,634
Posted By bluesun267
Wow, I love the photos in this thread. I wish I...

Wow, I love the photos in this thread.
I wish I still had mine:(
Summicron DR, M2, E100VS, taken circa 2002
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3856/14244100099_4a0f9f79f9_c.jpg...
Forum: RFF Polls 03-01-2018
Replies: 303
Views: 125,812
Posted By bluesun267
Canon QL19/QL17 (not the GIII). IMO much sharper...

Canon QL19/QL17 (not the GIII). IMO much sharper lenses than the 40mm on the GIII (45mm 1.9 or 1.7). Does not command high prices at all.

Konica Auto S2. Another 45mm lens. Extremely sharp and the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-01-2018
Replies: 127
Views: 62,908
Posted By bluesun267
Various sources: If I'm in a hurry, certainly...

Various sources:

If I'm in a hurry, certainly the local camera shops (here in Denver, there is only Englewood Camera and Mike's Camera). They carry the basics (just Kodak, Ilford, and Fuji) and at...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-28-2018
Replies: 62
Views: 2,246
Posted By bluesun267
I'm really warming up to Acros myself. And I'm...

I'm really warming up to Acros myself. And I'm one who will never, ever touch Tmax or Delta. Fuji seems to have really gotten this stock right.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-28-2018
Replies: 152
Views: 6,840
Posted By bluesun267
Ready, aim, fire!

Ready, aim, fire!
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 02-28-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 1,585
Posted By bluesun267
Thanks for that Jim. That would explain a lot of...

Thanks for that Jim. That would explain a lot of what we're seeing--as long as they didn't engrave serial numbers ahead of time, nor cut the opening for the frame counter window until the camera was...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 02-28-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 1,585
Posted By bluesun267
The Mystery Thickens

I received the VL2/L1 Hybrid camera today...very hazy finder so I immediately commenced to disassembly.

What I found intrigues...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 02-28-2018
Replies: 1,562
Views: 99,512
Posted By bluesun267
Alejandro, a friend and street performer in...

Alejandro, a friend and street performer in Hipodromo La Condesa, Mexico City, circa 2005. At the stop light he would run out into the street, open a folded t-shirt full of broken glass and lay on...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-28-2018
Replies: 152
Views: 6,840
Posted By bluesun267
I agree wholeheartedly with KM-25. I hate this...

I agree wholeheartedly with KM-25.

I hate this thread.

I spent the better part of the last 2 decades worrying about the imminent demise of film and I'm done. The fact is no one posting here has...
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 02-28-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 2,977
Posted By bluesun267
Oh, don't let that keep you away. I'm only trying...

Oh, don't let that keep you away. I'm only trying this now for "business" reasons...(let's leave it at that).

Get yourself a good projector that doesn't scratch and shoot Tri-X reversal (or soon,...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 02-28-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 899
Posted By bluesun267
I echo the comments above in that I like and...

I echo the comments above in that I like and appreciate seeing some place I've never been before and it's an added positive to be in contact with the maker of those images.

Since you asked for...
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 02-28-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 2,977
Posted By bluesun267
All my 16mm exists as prints, or original...

All my 16mm exists as prints, or original reversal. Which I am currently trying to figure out the highest quality/most economical way to digitize and upload to Vimeo. I had a 2K scan of a recent film...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-28-2018
Replies: 1,510
Views: 195,015
Posted By bluesun267
Puck here, was being taunted by a squirrel in a...

Puck here, was being taunted by a squirrel in a tree:
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5756/21744970665_971f3746b6_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/z8wEck)Mad Doggie (https://flic.kr/p/z8wEck) by Timoleon...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 02-28-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 1,585
Posted By bluesun267
Just updated the list to correct VL2 description...

Just updated the list to correct VL2 description and perhaps make it a little easier to ID the key differences:
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 02-28-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 2,977
Posted By bluesun267
I've shot 16mm on a Kodak Cine-Special with the...

I've shot 16mm on a Kodak Cine-Special with the Cine-Ektar 15mm you mentioned, and the less common 25/1.4. Also had the rare 40mm/1.6. All were excellent lenses with a special quality to the images...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 02-27-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 982
Posted By bluesun267
Woah, no way would that be easier. VT Deluxe has...

Woah, no way would that be easier. VT Deluxe has the front slow speed dial and rotating top speed dial.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 02-27-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 1,585
Posted By bluesun267
I thought I'd give a rundown of what I know of...

I thought I'd give a rundown of what I know of these L/V models, based on several years experience:

VT--Trigger wind, 1/1000th, FP/X flash sync, rewind KNOB, cloth curtain, self-timer
L1--Lever...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 02-27-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 1,585
Posted By bluesun267
I remember seeing that one, and thought, isn't...

I remember seeing that one, and thought, isn't the Canon 7 big enough already?:eek:
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 02-27-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 1,585
Posted By bluesun267
I've been messing with these models for a number...

I've been messing with these models for a number of years and have never seen one like these-- but two in the same week! That's serendipity! Yes, baseplate switches happen more frequently, and while...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-27-2018
Replies: 201
Views: 14,417
Posted By bluesun267
One of my faves with the Nikkor S.C, on the...

One of my faves with the Nikkor S.C, on the dearly departed Efke 25:
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7498/16092203292_936b1fb57c_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/qw1KoU)KB25-Nik-12-14030...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-27-2018
Replies: 43
Views: 2,545
Posted By bluesun267
I agree about the other versions of the...

I agree about the other versions of the Summicron. Though I never used the V3 or APO, the V4 just had too many odd reflections of light sources in nighttime shots (ha, I'm saying this realizing I put...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-27-2018
Replies: 43
Views: 2,545
Posted By bluesun267
Take out that Nikkor and do some work with it. I...

Take out that Nikkor and do some work with it. I think you will be pleasantly surprised. I used the f2 before the f1.4 version and they are pretty much identical at equal apertures. I think the f2 is...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 02-27-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 1,585
Posted By bluesun267
Ha! This is hilarious. I am awaiting arrival on...

Ha! This is hilarious. I am awaiting arrival on an almost identical beast bought off ebay this weekend.

Though the auction did not show pictures of the base plate, it appears to be an L1 with a VL2...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-26-2018
Replies: 71
Views: 6,402
Posted By bluesun267
Another vote for the Canon 35/1.8. I think a...

Another vote for the Canon 35/1.8. I think a good copy could be found for under $400. Never owned the Canon 35/2 but have owned the 35/2.8 (both black and chrome) and feel the 35/1.8 is similar in...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-26-2018
Replies: 43
Views: 2,545
Posted By bluesun267
Your Top Five 50mm lenses (RF)

As a lover of 50's I have a query: What are your top five 50mm lenses? (Rangefinder only please...any mount, or even fixed lens cameras).

Not necessarily what you own at the moment.

Rate them on a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-26-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 1,367
Posted By bluesun267
I like them, I wish I had more of them

I like them, I wish I had more of them
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-26-2018
Replies: 56
Views: 2,492
Posted By bluesun267
It seems the majority have had positive...

It seems the majority have had positive experiences with Japanese sellers and I too have bought a couple things (more than five years ago though) with good results.

They are often the only source...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-26-2018
Replies: 62
Views: 2,246
Posted By bluesun267
Yes, you're right, Verichrome was a two layer...

Yes, you're right, Verichrome was a two layer emulsion as you say, but as for not being sharp? (Kodachrome was 5 layers remember). We're talking microns so I don't believe a second layer would...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-25-2018
Replies: 62
Views: 2,246
Posted By bluesun267
I could be mistaken but I believe I've seen 126...

I could be mistaken but I believe I've seen 126 size rolls of Verichrome at some point in the past. Why it was never in 35mm is a question for the ages.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-24-2018
Replies: 62
Views: 2,246
Posted By bluesun267
ORWO has changed their distribution structure in...

ORWO has changed their distribution structure in the US, I understand. Colorlab (http://colorlab.com/ourstore.html) is now the distributor for 16mm MP film and had it all in stock last time I...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-24-2018
Replies: 56
Views: 2,492
Posted By bluesun267
Thanks for these responses. I guess the ultimate...

Thanks for these responses. I guess the ultimate conclusion is that it is becoming harder to find good vintage stuff everywhere. I think the heyday is over. Those of us with eclectic tastes in gear...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-24-2018
Replies: 62
Views: 2,246
Posted By bluesun267
This link doesn't work

This link doesn't work
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-24-2018
Replies: 62
Views: 2,246
Posted By bluesun267
Kodak has been known to make small changes in MP...

Kodak has been known to make small changes in MP stocks without public announcement, based on (probably) raw material availability, laboratory equipment improvements and changes in recommended...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-24-2018
Replies: 56
Views: 2,492
Posted By bluesun267
Japanese ebay sellers

Something on my mind lately...vis-a-vis the enormous amount of classic RF (and other) camera equipment on ebay from Japanese sellers. Yes, I'm kinda down on them at the moment, (though I know there...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-24-2018
Replies: 62
Views: 2,246
Posted By bluesun267
Verichrome Pan was the most lamentable loss of a...

Verichrome Pan was the most lamentable loss of a B/W film stock for me. I shot this almost exclusively in the 1990s in my Rolleiflex and other cameras. There was nothing like it for tonality. Plus-X...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-24-2018
Replies: 145
Views: 6,907
Posted By bluesun267
Absolutely agree...we need a slow speed B/W 25-32...

Absolutely agree...we need a slow speed B/W 25-32 ISO which has low contrast to fill the gap left by Panatomic-X and APX 25. There are plenty of slow stocks but all are high con (some can be great,...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 02-23-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 675
Posted By bluesun267
I know they're not technically pure Kodak, but...

I know they're not technically pure Kodak, but the Retina RF series of cameras are a real joy.

On the other extreme, let us not forget one (of many) Kodak exercises in absurdity, like the Kodak...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-23-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 631
Posted By bluesun267
I had a 3.5E Rolleiflex with a 2mm gouge in the...

I had a 3.5E Rolleiflex with a 2mm gouge in the rear element and it produced some of the best negatives I've ever shot. My Summitar has a separation in the front element and I've never noticed it in...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-23-2018
Replies: 145
Views: 6,907
Posted By bluesun267
I'm not that excited about TMZ3200. In its first...

I'm not that excited about TMZ3200. In its first run I believe I shot two rolls over a period of 20 years. But now that it's back I'll give it another try to see if it can be developed to look...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-22-2018
Replies: 145
Views: 6,907
Posted By bluesun267
I've got it: Verichrome Pan in 35 and 120.

I've got it: Verichrome Pan in 35 and 120.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-22-2018
Replies: 84
Views: 2,760
Posted By bluesun267
Note: I took advantage of this sale a couple...

Note: I took advantage of this sale a couple weeks ago, and be forewarned: in the case of the Velvia 100 it is pretty close to date (June 2018). I missed the fine print on the Velvia 50 sale...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-22-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 997
Posted By bluesun267
Hallelujah! For the same reason: Fedex here...

Hallelujah! For the same reason: Fedex here before 2:00pm...UPS @ 5pm (or 9pm if it's December).
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-15-2018
Replies: 152
Views: 6,840
Posted By bluesun267
It goes to the commitment of Kodak to (at least)...

It goes to the commitment of Kodak to (at least) motion picture film that they have recently opened a new cine lab on Long Island. I also just noticed the new season of Walking Dead (shot on Super...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-15-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 661
Posted By bluesun267
I am encountering the same problem in my Canon VL...

I am encountering the same problem in my Canon VL (one side darker at 1/1000)...otherwise it's my favorite RF of all time. After countless adjustments, it still goes back to this behavior, esp. in...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 11-25-2017
Replies: 62
Views: 11,799
Posted By bluesun267
I second that emotion. But is it possible to...

I second that emotion. But is it possible to mount on a film camera?
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-25-2017
Replies: 43
Views: 2,810
Posted By bluesun267
Yes, I agree, selling is best when you don't need...

Yes, I agree, selling is best when you don't need the money. The bad taste left in my mouth from selling is from HAVING to do it to make rent. You're in a good position, so as someone already said,...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 11-25-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 4,246
Posted By bluesun267
Those are some nice shots! I've lusted after a...

Those are some nice shots! I've lusted after a IIIa from time to time myself. By the way, what is the closest focusing distance?
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-25-2017
Replies: 43
Views: 2,810
Posted By bluesun267
I am in a slightly different situation, in that...

I am in a slightly different situation, in that I've sold some great (expensive, but not rare) lenses because I was really in dire straights money wise. If I was not hurting for rent money I would...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-24-2017
Replies: 50
Views: 3,794
Posted By bluesun267
I think with SLRs it is just the viewfinder...

I think with SLRs it is just the viewfinder blackout that leads to problems with lower shutter speeds, particularly 1/30th and below, and perhaps even higher speeds, though we are perhaps not as...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-24-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 1,329
Posted By bluesun267
I have used Super Lube, synthetic grease with...

I have used Super Lube, synthetic grease with Syncolon (PTFE) on several lenses:

http://a.co/7fmsxDN


It seems a little less thick than might be desired when going on helicoids, but it has held up...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-23-2017
Replies: 40
Views: 2,885
Posted By bluesun267
Just curious where this information comes from....

Just curious where this information comes from. ORWO (Filmotec) primarily services the motion picture community, so they are making most products in 400-2000ft rolls, also, 35mm motion picture...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-14-2017
Replies: 78
Views: 4,428
Posted By bluesun267
I don't think any understanding of...

I don't think any understanding of cinema/photographic technique is complete without seeing the work of cinematographers/filmmakers: Conrad Hall, Gabriel Fiqueroa, Vilmos Zsigmond, Stan Brakhage,...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 02-13-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1,271
Posted By bluesun267
OK, so I think I figured out the light leak...

OK, so I think I figured out the light leak problem. There's appears to be a rubber gasket around the lens barrel which is slightly imperfect (perhaps these were never perfect, or perhaps the rubber...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-16-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 2,064
Posted By bluesun267
Canon's are truly unsung heroes of RF-dom. I...

Canon's are truly unsung heroes of RF-dom. I shoot with a VL (the metal shutter curtain version of the L1). I used a P and a 7 for a short time and felt the winding mechanism wasn't as good (maybe...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-16-2016
Replies: 38
Views: 2,122
Posted By bluesun267
How's this for esoteric

https://c8.staticflickr.com/6/5035/5903894887_c28c623a96_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/9ZH1ga)Canon Cine Zoom 512 (https://flic.kr/p/9ZH1ga) by Nicholas Middleton...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 12-11-2016
Replies: 42
Views: 4,012
Posted By bluesun267
I'm curious to hear yours (and other 5222...

I'm curious to hear yours (and other 5222 shooters) opinions of the difference between Tri-X and Double-X. Disclosure: I have a sneaking suspicion they are the same emulsion.

One reason is that the...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 12-11-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 1,271
Posted By bluesun267
Thanks Austintatious,but this is the earlier...

Thanks Austintatious,but this is the earlier version without the SuperScope. I'm guessing it is coming from somewhere around the lens. There are quite a few pieces of velvet-like baffle material in...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 12-10-2016
Replies: 42
Views: 4,012
Posted By bluesun267
I vote for Kentmere 100. First for the unbeatable...

I vote for Kentmere 100. First for the unbeatable price, it's a wonderful all-seasons film. Just slightly less smooth rendering than FP4+ but with all the excellent Ilford quality control.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 12-10-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 1,271
Posted By bluesun267
Yashica T4D strange light leak problem

I was hoping someone out there had some advice on a strange light leak I'm getting on my recently acquired Yashica T4D. It's a small square on the upper left corner of the image and appeared in about...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-17-2016
Replies: 128
Views: 7,863
Posted By bluesun267
Though not a still camera, the Bolex H16 series,...

Though not a still camera, the Bolex H16 series, particularly the REX IV, gets my top honor for innovation...Beam splitter reflex prism allowing flicker-free viewing and the use of any c-mount lens;...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 06-23-2016
Replies: 37
Views: 10,278
Posted By bluesun267
I agree, the later Leotaxes are beauties, despite...

I agree, the later Leotaxes are beauties, despite the brightlines being reflected (rather than projected like the IIIg) and non-moving. I do think the finder is a bit brighter than the IIIg in fact.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-23-2016
Replies: 41
Views: 3,025
Posted By bluesun267
Milwaukee Metro, similar scenario. There is one...

Milwaukee Metro, similar scenario. There is one place doing it once a week, if there's demand. Not exactly encouraging if you only have a couple rolls, to be told "it might get done this week"....
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-01-2016
Replies: 617
Views: 141,906
Posted By bluesun267
I've had my Summitar for 12 years...bought it...

I've had my Summitar for 12 years...bought it originally in a camera shop in Mexico City. Later dropped it from a couch onto the carpet and got the dreaded separation in the front two elements...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-01-2016
Replies: 78
Views: 4,250
Posted By bluesun267
Every now and then I toy with the idea of paring...

Every now and then I toy with the idea of paring down to one lens (50mm is my favorite focal length) but then another one comes up and they end up proliferating instead...

Currently I use:...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-30-2016
Replies: 32
Views: 7,898
Posted By bluesun267
I bought from KEH about 6 months ago--but haven't...

I bought from KEH about 6 months ago--but haven't received any notice from them. What is the time frame of the security breech? Anyone know?
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 04-30-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 5,534
Posted By bluesun267
Welcome to the wonderful world of Canon LTM! I...

Welcome to the wonderful world of Canon LTM! I have the VL (metal curtains, self-timer, and 1/1000th top speed). This has become my favorite all time camera. After messing around with Leicas I always...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-30-2016
Replies: 25
Views: 2,903
Posted By bluesun267
Thumbs up Even movie film! Now that is a true rarity. I...

Even movie film! Now that is a true rarity. I love Central Camera!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-03-2016
Replies: 19
Views: 2,159
Posted By bluesun267
I would try Testors enamel, flat black, the kind...

I would try Testors enamel, flat black, the kind in the tiny square bottle. Sold at most art and craft stores.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-03-2016
Replies: 19
Views: 2,159
Posted By bluesun267
I get similar lines on my cheapo Epson V500...

I get similar lines on my cheapo Epson V500 scanner. I thought it was the camera too, but no, it's a reflection from the film holder.

That being said, your film aperture should not have shiny edges....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-03-2016
Replies: 31
Views: 5,330
Posted By bluesun267
I just ordered the Recovery Moroccan from...

I just ordered the Recovery Moroccan from hugostudio, but haven't put it on yet. Indeed it looks really really close to the original.

My favorite 'upgrade' was the genuine leather (as John E....
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-31-2016
Replies: 89
Views: 4,589
Posted By bluesun267
I like the texture in particular--always like...

I like the texture in particular--always like being challenged by texture--is it dust? snow? frost? And I love the multiple image layers within the frame. Though something about the printed notice...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-31-2016
Replies: 52
Views: 3,519
Posted By bluesun267
I've never bought a used Leica M, Barnack, or...

I've never bought a used Leica M, Barnack, or Canon Rangefinder that didn't need at least a little work to be right 'enough' for my uses. The best luck I've had is from RFF classifieds, because we...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-25-2016
Replies: 55
Views: 6,390
Posted By bluesun267
Real photographers don't need no stinkin' light...

Real photographers don't need no stinkin' light meter;)
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-13-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 1,174
Posted By bluesun267
In shooting Super 8 you have only a couple...

In shooting Super 8 you have only a couple choices of labs in the US, a couple in Canada, one or two in Europe...and elsewhere? I don't know. I've heard good things about Niagara Custom Lab...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-08-2016
Replies: 22
Views: 2,097
Posted By bluesun267
Thanks--that's lower than I expected, but then,...

Thanks--that's lower than I expected, but then, there are so many good used ones out there...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-08-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 1,298
Posted By bluesun267
Yep, it looks like your curtain tension needs...

Yep, it looks like your curtain tension needs adjustment. Don Goldberg or Sherry Krauter are the go-to repair people in the US. Top notch. That being said, I have played around a bit with the IIIf...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 03-08-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 1,513
Posted By bluesun267
I used to have one of those, got mine in a thrift...

I used to have one of those, got mine in a thrift store also...had a problem with the shutter (wouldn't fully close sometimes). The look was interesting...sharper than a point 'n shoot but not quite...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-08-2016
Replies: 22
Views: 2,097
Posted By bluesun267
On a related note, does anyone here know how many...

On a related note, does anyone here know how many film cameras Leica makes in a year?
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-06-2016
Replies: 407
Views: 71,983
Posted By bluesun267
Love this thread! Leica IIIg, Elmar 5cm/3.5,...

Love this thread!

Leica IIIg, Elmar 5cm/3.5, Delta 3200, Multiple exposure
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1535/24872702156_7b28eb0c6b_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/DTV6Nm)d3200-feb2016-011...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-03-2016
Replies: 1,510
Views: 195,015
Posted By bluesun267
My...

My baby:
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1481/24156080409_d4f64281a8_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/CNAe7Z)cord-bd15-008 (https://flic.kr/p/CNAe7Z) by Timoleon Wilkins...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-17-2016
Replies: 157
Views: 13,439
Posted By bluesun267
I love slides! But since you asked, my advice...

I love slides! But since you asked, my advice would be to stay 'focused' on the end result. Color reversal film can provoke ecstasy when projected...trying to do anything else with them can provoke...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 02-17-2016
Replies: 21
Views: 5,994
Posted By bluesun267
My first impression was the J3+ seems to have the...

My first impression was the J3+ seems to have the most distortion (background swirl). The more I look at them, the harder it is to be sure though.
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 02-15-2016
Replies: 86
Views: 12,195
Posted By bluesun267
Leica IIIg/Elmar Red Scale/Delta...

Leica IIIg/Elmar Red Scale/Delta 3200

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1535/24872702156_7b28eb0c6b_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/DTV6Nm)d3200-feb2016-011 (https://flic.kr/p/DTV6Nm) by Timoleon Wilkins...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-14-2016
Replies: 1
Views: 668
Posted By bluesun267
Hawk's R-50 adapter (Retina/Karat to Leica M)

I am curious if anyone has had experience with the Hawk's R-50 adapter, or any other Hawk's products (the R-50 allows Retina and Karat lenses to be mounted on M-cameras with coupled...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-14-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 2,299
Posted By bluesun267
My entire career as a filmmaker has been at a...

My entire career as a filmmaker has been at a virtual standstill thanks to Kodak...have been trying color neg and having a real hard time warming up to it. The thought of color reversal, let alone...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 02-14-2016
Replies: 16
Views: 1,789
Posted By bluesun267
That is what I call gorgeous hunk of bokeh...like...

That is what I call gorgeous hunk of bokeh...like an impressionist painting surrounding an isolated point of photo-realism. Wonder what lens he was using at the time?
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-12-2016
Replies: 2,578
Views: 494,183
Posted By bluesun267
love this one!

love this one

Bicycle and Web

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1671/24949268586_6a8d34bab6_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/E1Fwkd)Bicycle and Web (https://flic.kr/p/E1Fwkd) by William Jusuf...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 02-10-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 2,495
Posted By bluesun267
My vote for the 50/2 Nikkor and any of the other...

My vote for the 50/2 Nikkor and any of the other Sonnar formula Nikkors (f1.4, f1.5). I started a flickr group dedicated to their unique rendition if you're interested in examples:...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 02-07-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 5,374
Posted By bluesun267
I used to have a Super Ikonta III w/ Tessar and...

I used to have a Super Ikonta III w/ Tessar and selling it is my second biggest gear regret :( That being said, it had unreliable frame spacing. I was able to switch out the back door for one with a...
Forum: RFF News 02-05-2016
Replies: 62
Views: 10,825
Posted By bluesun267
Whether you like the look is a matter of taste....

Whether you like the look is a matter of taste. The Cinestill will produce halos around point light sources and a bit of a softer look since the anti-halation backing is removed. For my taste (and...
Forum: RFF News 02-04-2016
Replies: 62
Views: 10,825
Posted By bluesun267
I think there's something in this statement....

I think there's something in this statement. While a master roll is a master roll in the manufacturing sense, buying and using Kodak's already-made still film supports their continued offering of...
Forum: Lomography 01-31-2016
Replies: 336
Views: 31,201
Posted By bluesun267
Nikkor 5cm LTM will couple down to .6 meters if...

Nikkor 5cm LTM will couple down to .6 meters if you file a little bit out of the mount to make room for the camera's roller/arm. It's thick enough not to be weakened by the process. I've seen some...
Forum: RFF News 01-31-2016
Replies: 107
Views: 9,368
Posted By bluesun267
Agreed, I've had that experience too. It's not...

Agreed, I've had that experience too. It's not about cheating taxes but avoiding thieving postal workers in some countries.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-25-2016
Replies: 85
Views: 8,122
Posted By bluesun267
We all want what we want and dislike having it...

We all want what we want and dislike having it taken away. This is a healthy discussion and a subject worthy of our attention/speculation/musing/insanity/passion etc.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 01-24-2016
Replies: 45
Views: 12,612
Posted By bluesun267
This is my favorite lens hands down, as well. I...

This is my favorite lens hands down, as well. I have a late Japan, black ring, from about 1957, sn 393xxxx.

I also owned the 50/2 LTM Nikkor. I compared them side by side and found them almost...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-23-2016
Replies: 96
Views: 5,605
Posted By bluesun267
I worked at camera shop an had a 35mm M-Summicron...

I worked at camera shop an had a 35mm M-Summicron IV "King of Bokeh" given to me by the used camera buyer (yes, legally) because it had some dust inside and he had too many at the time and didn't...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-23-2016
Replies: 54
Views: 2,752
Posted By bluesun267
My spin on this (and it may apply more to moving...

My spin on this (and it may apply more to moving images than stills) is: why bother to put artifacts on a digital image when they could just shoot a little actual film and drag it through the dirt a...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-23-2016
Replies: 85
Views: 8,122
Posted By bluesun267
Corporations do not always obey the cold, logical...

Corporations do not always obey the cold, logical machine myth of capitalism, they have belief systems just like individuals, and that belief system often trumps any logic or numbers. Raising prices...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-22-2016
Replies: 85
Views: 8,122
Posted By bluesun267
LOL! Another dream of mine.

LOL! Another dream of mine.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-22-2016
Replies: 85
Views: 8,122
Posted By bluesun267
I think Film Ferrania will have it timed...

I think Film Ferrania will have it timed perfectly to coincide with Fuji exiting film manufacture entirely.
Forum: Lomography 01-22-2016
Replies: 336
Views: 31,201
Posted By bluesun267
Pardon the possibly dumb question, but where can...

Pardon the possibly dumb question, but where can one buy the new Amadeo adapter? I once used an Opton Sonnar years ago (on a Contax) and thought it was amazing. Now that I'm an LTM user I have a 1957...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-20-2016
Replies: 20
Views: 2,522
Posted By bluesun267
I had one of these a few years ago and foolishly...

I had one of these a few years ago and foolishly sold it (along with a minty EP Canon L1--a big regret on both fronts). It was an excellent sharp lens and had nice (but not all that unique)...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-06-2016
Replies: 33
Views: 2,265
Posted By bluesun267
That's a typo--50ft of Super 8 runs 2:30 @...

That's a typo--50ft of Super 8 runs 2:30 @ 24fps.

Of course it used to cost under $30 (sans the scan) up until they killed Ektachrome.
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 10-29-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 2,410
Posted By bluesun267
Shows how behind the times I am.:p

Shows how behind the times I am.:p
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-29-2015
Replies: 268
Views: 65,534
Posted By bluesun267
Some nice stuff here! These all on film and...

Some nice stuff here!
These all on film and composed in-camera:

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/620/21668440443_04975b45d2_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/z1LqqK)C50-1-8-apx100-042...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 10-29-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 2,410
Posted By bluesun267
This is the LTM Ultron, correct? IIRC that model...

This is the LTM Ultron, correct? IIRC that model only focuses to 1m which was a deal breaker for me. I use those extra 8 inches of close focus a lot.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-28-2015
Replies: 148
Views: 30,912
Posted By bluesun267
Panatomic-X, expired in...

Panatomic-X, expired in 1987:
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5745/21718900486_88359f703d_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/z6e3ru)Leaning Barn (https://flic.kr/p/z6e3ru) by Timoleon Wilkins...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 10-28-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1,955
Posted By bluesun267
No, I don't think anything is wrong with you. I...

No, I don't think anything is wrong with you. I had roughly 3 CLs (and a couple CLEs) in the span of 10 years. I could never get past the first roll with CL, though I wanted to desperately because...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 10-10-2015
Replies: 107
Views: 30,903
Posted By bluesun267
I've owned quite a few of these cameras over the...

I've owned quite a few of these cameras over the years; my least favorite was the Canon QL17 Giii--my particular example was miserably unsharp. Electro 35GSN was pretty ho-hum also, but felt good in...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-08-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,567
Posted By bluesun267
You just nailed one of Hollywood's big reasons...

You just nailed one of Hollywood's big reasons (or apologies) for the conversion to digital cinema. Sure it sounds like fair and democratic deference the masses, the 'average' movie-goer, etc....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-07-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,567
Posted By bluesun267
Another top-level management position at...

Another top-level management position at Kodak...sounds like more of that famous tried-and-failed business as usual. Wonder how much he makes? Bet it's enough to keep at least one film emulsion in...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-24-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 3,538
Posted By bluesun267
The Summitar is the most wonderful lens for...

The Summitar is the most wonderful lens for architecture and urban textures.
Both soulful and monumental.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-16-2015
Replies: 108
Views: 36,924
Posted By bluesun267
I can heartily recommend Blue Moon Camera in...

I can heartily recommend Blue Moon Camera in Portland for real analog c-41 machine prints, very beautiful work indeed. They also do E-6 but I haven't tried it from them yet. Being in LA I like Icon...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-05-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 4,726
Posted By bluesun267
Dirty little secret from the days when you'd run...

Dirty little secret from the days when you'd run out/forget to buy B/W film, but cheap color film was sold everywhere: Basically any film will develop a usable b/w negative in b/w chemicals; even...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 01-05-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 4,200
Posted By bluesun267
The Barnacks are an acquired taste that started...

The Barnacks are an acquired taste that started to grow on me but never flourished until the IIIg came along. That being said, if they'd make a Bessa with easy multiple exposure capabilities, I'd be...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-16-2014
Replies: 35
Views: 4,750
Posted By bluesun267
I second that emotion!:eek:

I second that emotion!:eek:
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