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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-26-2017
Replies: 371
Views: 50,841
Posted By shadowfox
Once in a while, a picture formed in my mind...

Once in a while, a picture formed in my mind before I photograph it. When I get the bottle of Smoky Quartz 2017 Edition of the Edelstein ink at the Pelikan Hub meet last week, I knew that I will have...
Forum: Travel 08-27-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1,007
Posted By shadowfox
Carmel-by-the-Sea: https://farm5.staticflickr.com...

Carmel-by-the-Sea:

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4381/35872079643_ddc32cb1be_c.jpg

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4438/35872079433_0ae58c0f46_c.jpg

A secluded marina north of the San Francisco...
Forum: Travel 08-23-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1,007
Posted By shadowfox
Thank you Mike! These are all from Sony A7 but...

Thank you Mike!



These are all from Sony A7 but using my old Zuiko OM lenses (24mm and 85mm both f/2).

The post-processing is based on my preference that I developed during darkroom days and is...
Forum: Travel 08-23-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1,007
Posted By shadowfox
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4408/36566679572_63...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4408/36566679572_63b8435f82_c.jpg

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4366/36597056501_50b9eb27fc_c.jpg

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4346/36566559382_affb5765e2_c.jpg
Forum: Travel 08-21-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1,007
Posted By shadowfox
End of Summer in California Bay Area

Just like last year, I get to spend a few days in the San Francisco Bay Area in California. A nice respite from the Texas Summer.

First off, a couple shots from the famous Lombard Street, my...
Forum: Travel 09-02-2016
Replies: 22
Views: 3,282
Posted By shadowfox
Speaking about regarding people as lesser, I just...

Speaking about regarding people as lesser, I just notice that since you've joined this thread, you haven't tell me what you think about my photo set? :D

Just joking!
Forum: Travel 09-01-2016
Replies: 22
Views: 3,282
Posted By shadowfox
Golden nuggets of travel information. Thank...

Golden nuggets of travel information. Thank you!!

And I agree in general with your view regarding people who live on the street. Although I believe that there are also homeless people who chose to...
Forum: Travel 08-31-2016
Replies: 22
Views: 3,282
Posted By shadowfox
Thank you for looking, Helen :) Robert, if I...

Thank you for looking, Helen :)



Robert, if I had some time to park myself near the mural, I think I could get some more interesting street photos around that are. The SF Chinatown looks a bit...
Forum: Travel 08-30-2016
Replies: 22
Views: 3,282
Posted By shadowfox
Thank you kindly, sir. John, we stayed in San...

Thank you kindly, sir.



John, we stayed in San Mateo. With just one week, there's just enough time to visit the popular places (that I've never had the chance to visit). But I'd love to stay in the...
Forum: Travel 08-29-2016
Replies: 22
Views: 3,282
Posted By shadowfox
Thank you, Talus. This is probably about the only...

Thank you, Talus.
This is probably about the only time I can take some pictures this year.
Forum: Travel 08-28-2016
Replies: 22
Views: 3,282
Posted By shadowfox
Thank you, Akiva!

Thank you, Akiva!
Forum: Travel 08-27-2016
Replies: 22
Views: 3,282
Posted By shadowfox
Photos from a week in San Francisco

One week where I can take the kind of photos that I like.

Plus, this time around I get to teach my daughter, now old enough to start paying serious attention to some basic photography...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-27-2016
Replies: 131
Views: 10,141
Posted By shadowfox
Most fun (not in any particular order): - Olympus...

Most fun (not in any particular order):
- Olympus OM (any of them)
- Leica M4-P (of course)
- Olympus Pen-F
- Ricoh GR1
- Rolleiflex
- Super Ricohflex
- Mamiya Universal Press
- Nikon F3
- Contax...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-24-2016
Replies: 371
Views: 50,841
Posted By shadowfox
I usually put up to two pens in a leather pen...

I usually put up to two pens in a leather pen case.
For me, it's harder to lose a leather pen case than a single pen.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-24-2016
Replies: 371
Views: 50,841
Posted By shadowfox
Lukas, I appreciate you sharing the information....

Lukas, I appreciate you sharing the information. I've been eyeing one of these mini metal lathe because I often need to create a replacement cap or section for vintage pens that I'm restoring.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-21-2016
Replies: 371
Views: 50,841
Posted By shadowfox
Which mini-lathe did you get? I assume you went...

Which mini-lathe did you get?
I assume you went for a metal lathe to make thread cutting more reliable, correct?

The pen is gorgeous and so is your journalistic photos. Big thumbs up!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-21-2016
Replies: 371
Views: 50,841
Posted By shadowfox
Thank you, Alkis.

Thank you, Alkis.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-18-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 1,117
Posted By shadowfox
I love this one in particular. But good ones...

I love this one in particular.

But good ones y'all. Keep it coming.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-17-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 1,117
Posted By shadowfox
B&W Photos of Man and Beast

Show me your encounters, interactions, or non-interactions between humans and animals. To make it slightly more interesting, black and white only, please. All other parameters are not limited.

Oh,...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-29-2016
Replies: 371
Views: 50,841
Posted By shadowfox
From one of my latest vintage pen restoration...

From one of my latest vintage pen restoration adventures:

https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7107/27128637643_ce7c885295_c.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-26-2016
Replies: 371
Views: 50,841
Posted By shadowfox
You should go, Dave. It's an eye-opener. You'll...

You should go, Dave.
It's an eye-opener. You'll see way more people than you'd expect who has interest in fountain pens. And it's the best way to get yourself a vintage pens or two, because you can...
Forum: RFF News 01-02-2016
Replies: 29
Views: 6,187
Posted By shadowfox
Which works extremely well for me. I watched it...

Which works extremely well for me.
I watched it with my daughter who has never seen the original Star Wars.

I thought the new characters are well-done by good young actors.

But... do they really...
Forum: RFF News 12-18-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 6,187
Posted By shadowfox
http://media.ifunny.com/results/2013/04/03/7ofot9x...

http://media.ifunny.com/results/2013/04/03/7ofot9xr4h.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-18-2015
Replies: 371
Views: 50,841
Posted By shadowfox
https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/618/23802564356_1e3f...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/618/23802564356_1e3f4451af_c.jpg

A row of Esterbrook J fountain pens.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-20-2015
Replies: 103
Views: 7,184
Posted By shadowfox
I use digital cameras nowadays... to shoot items...

I use digital cameras nowadays... to shoot items I sell on ebay :)
...and the ever-present smartphone of course.

I still much prefer (and use) film cameras. Last I use Rolleiflex TLR and Canon T90.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-19-2015
Replies: 371
Views: 50,841
Posted By shadowfox
My most slender pen is a Pilot Elite, a pocket...

My most slender pen is a Pilot Elite, a pocket sized pen:

https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5785/22602351860_8be0628808_c.jpg
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-19-2015
Replies: 47
Views: 4,198
Posted By shadowfox
Collector, hoarder, whatever. We know who we...

Collector, hoarder, whatever.
We know who we are.

It is liberating to accept that collecting is part of out nature as a human being.

The most challenging part is moderation and self-control.
The...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-12-2015
Replies: 47
Views: 4,198
Posted By shadowfox
Collectors shouldn't be bashful talking about...

Collectors shouldn't be bashful talking about their collections.

I happen to use the only Leica M I have, but that doesn't mean it's not part of my collection of vintage cameras.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-08-2015
Replies: 371
Views: 50,841
Posted By shadowfox
https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/751/21836311170_cc17...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/751/21836311170_cc177c0591_c.jpg

Red is in!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-08-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,567
Posted By shadowfox
Looks like movie makers will save film from...

Looks like movie makers will save film from extinction:

"All or parts of the following movies were photographed with film by some leading cinematographers: Hail, Caesar!, lensed by Roger Deakins...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-08-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,945
Posted By shadowfox
I suspect the shutter speed on the camera is off....

I suspect the shutter speed on the camera is off. Or something about the curtains that is not letting enough light in.

There are pictures in that set that would had perfect exposure with f/16 and...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-08-2015
Replies: 371
Views: 50,841
Posted By shadowfox
I got myself a "vintage" Lamy Safari (from the...

I got myself a "vintage" Lamy Safari (from the 80's per the seller based on the W. Germany imprint on the bottom end of the pen). And you're right, although it has a Fine nib, it writes like a Medium.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 10-08-2015
Replies: 71
Views: 3,926
Posted By shadowfox
Happy Birthday, Joe! 65 is a big milestone.

Happy Birthday, Joe!
65 is a big milestone.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 09-19-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,859
Posted By shadowfox
Thank you for sharing this. What a collection of...

Thank you for sharing this. What a collection of B&W gems.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 09-14-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 2,001
Posted By shadowfox
What a delightful trip to take with your...

What a delightful trip to take with your wife.

The Airstream adds extra points of coolness!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-14-2015
Replies: 55
Views: 5,129
Posted By shadowfox
I think it's cool that the OP is back with his...

I think it's cool that the OP is back with his old favorite.

What do you guys say about R7 ?
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-14-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 1,823
Posted By shadowfox
Peter, I'd say your photos in general has...

Peter,

I'd say your photos in general has "soft-focus" not blurred.
And you still want something in your photos to be clear and sharp, otherwise you'd end up with just blobs of colors.

Therefore...
Forum: RFF News 09-14-2015
Replies: 37
Views: 7,092
Posted By shadowfox
Wow, this thread needs a bit of balance. Folks,...

Wow, this thread needs a bit of balance.

Folks, a bunch of people with a lot of money SEES the potential of young people using more film.

This is a great news!

I say 'Go Ilford!' with a new wind...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-14-2015
Replies: 49
Views: 4,257
Posted By shadowfox
According to...

According to http://www.digicamhistory.com/1988.html

"The Ricoh Mirai was a joint project with Olympus; the Olympus Infinity Super Zoom 330 being nearly identical."

Two of my favorite camera...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-11-2015
Replies: 49
Views: 4,257
Posted By shadowfox
I agree, and I'm sorry, but it's so...

I agree, and I'm sorry, but it's so boring.

Sometimes I wonder why are they so afraid to use their own legacy (and in Pentax's case, some *very* popular cameras) as a model for an important release...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 09-11-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 3,326
Posted By shadowfox
Keep this coming, soon I'd be able to pick up a...

Keep this coming, soon I'd be able to pick up a perfectly good A7 (the original), which is more than enough for my needs, for less and less.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-11-2015
Replies: 30
Views: 4,059
Posted By shadowfox
I'm pooling my C-41 rolls to be sent to...

I'm pooling my C-41 rolls to be sent to http://indiefilmlab.com

I want to give them the support.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-10-2015
Replies: 49
Views: 4,257
Posted By shadowfox
+100 to this. A full-frame GR will put me in...

+100 to this.

A full-frame GR will put me in front of the pre-order queue.
Ideally with a pop-up OVF in place of the useless tiny flash. I can even live with EVF.

Back to DSLR world, I think Pentax...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-10-2015
Replies: 371
Views: 50,841
Posted By shadowfox
Ok, you guys have done me in. I registered at the...

Ok, you guys have done me in.
I registered at the FPGeek forum, I know Monz is there also, who else?
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-09-2015
Replies: 371
Views: 50,841
Posted By shadowfox
Another $1.50 pen from...

Another $1.50 pen from Daiso.

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/577/21018329908_181fa098b6_z.jpg

The ink cartridge that came with the pen dried up after drawing the doodle on the background :D

Good...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-09-2015
Replies: 371
Views: 50,841
Posted By shadowfox
Gorgeous seems inadequate to describe the above!

Gorgeous seems inadequate to describe the above!
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-09-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 3,966
Posted By shadowfox
Excellent theme for photos!

Excellent theme for photos!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-09-2015
Replies: 49
Views: 4,257
Posted By shadowfox
Curious, I'm very curious after all this time,...

Curious, I'm very curious after all this time, what can Pentax have up to their sleeve?
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-04-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 2,090
Posted By shadowfox
For me 35mm is the perfect focal length. I always...

For me 35mm is the perfect focal length.
I always prefer it to both 50mm and 28mm.

I also happen to like the pictures you posted above.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 08-28-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1,598
Posted By shadowfox
Maybe the picture of the whole setup to further...

Maybe the picture of the whole setup to further educate us.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-28-2015
Replies: 53
Views: 5,166
Posted By shadowfox
Maybe ask for a loaner if they want you to send...

Maybe ask for a loaner if they want you to send it in.
Leica wants to be identified as a luxury brand, so they should back it up with luxury service.

Whatever happens, keep reporting your experience...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-28-2015
Replies: 49
Views: 5,999
Posted By shadowfox
I just want to say, finally, a cat photo that...

I just want to say, finally, a cat photo that doesn't just put me to sleep :D

I like it!
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-28-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 2,152
Posted By shadowfox
iSurfboard or... iPaddleboard

iSurfboard
or...
iPaddleboard
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-27-2015
Replies: 80
Views: 7,757
Posted By shadowfox
If the article focuses on the advancement in...

If the article focuses on the advancement in digital imaging without encumbering it with this "photography is gone" fluff, then it is actually quite interesting.

The photo superimposed with weather...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-26-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 6,675
Posted By shadowfox
I think we've discovered a hidden talent...

I think we've discovered a hidden talent here.
Keep going.

Please.
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 08-26-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 6,520
Posted By shadowfox
Rollei XF 35, it has a Sonnar...

Rollei XF 35, it has a Sonnar lens.

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3626/3546496523_4cca310263_z.jpg?zz=1
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-26-2015
Replies: 58
Views: 6,036
Posted By shadowfox
Another resource for consideration if you're in...

Another resource for consideration if you're in US: Jim Richeson of Garland Camera, in Garland, TX.

He serviced a lot of cameras for me including an M3 and a Rolleiflex.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-25-2015
Replies: 52
Views: 8,143
Posted By shadowfox
Rollei 35T for $15 in an estate sale... that is,...

Rollei 35T for $15 in an estate sale... that is, until I asked the seller to check if the camera is working. Neither him nor I could figure it out, so a $2 tiny chrome brick it became, I figure at...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-25-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 2,331
Posted By shadowfox
We may have more variety of problems due to the...

We may have more variety of problems due to the coupling between a computer and a camera.

But, we also get the ability for manufacturers to release firmware that upgrades or enhance the ability of...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 08-25-2015
Replies: 369
Views: 68,384
Posted By shadowfox
John, It does explain it and I appreciate your...

John,

It does explain it and I appreciate your answering my question.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 08-25-2015
Replies: 61
Views: 8,024
Posted By shadowfox
The Zorki 1 and its SLR brother Zenit-S. I had a...

The Zorki 1 and its SLR brother Zenit-S. I had a Leica IIIc and compared to the Zorki 1, I can't tell the difference in their operation, so I sold the Leica and kept the...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-22-2015
Replies: 58
Views: 9,951
Posted By shadowfox
The pinhole camera? With apology to those who...

The pinhole camera?
With apology to those who love pinholes, I personally prefer the ability to focus when I take pictures :D
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 08-22-2015
Replies: 369
Views: 68,384
Posted By shadowfox
John, to me, that's not an apt comparison. I've...

John, to me, that's not an apt comparison.
I've been surprised at how good the JPG quality out of almost any new DSLR today. Unless you're going to print at super high resolution and size, or...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 08-22-2015
Replies: 369
Views: 68,384
Posted By shadowfox
I understand the reasons why one would use RAW vs...

I understand the reasons why one would use RAW vs jpg.

I was asking specifically to those who use these latest digital M. How many times do you push the limitations of the camera that you need the...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 08-22-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 3,998
Posted By shadowfox
Good observation.

Good observation.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-22-2015
Replies: 70
Views: 6,062
Posted By shadowfox
Sure, rub it in! :D

Sure, rub it in!

:D
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-22-2015
Replies: 70
Views: 6,062
Posted By shadowfox
John, I'm still using Fuji S3 for my Nikon...

John, I'm still using Fuji S3 for my Nikon lenses.
I've seen and used the Df briefly when I spot a gentleman using it in an IT workshop. The man turned out to be a film photographer based in Seattle....
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-21-2015
Replies: 70
Views: 6,062
Posted By shadowfox
This thread just make me want a Df even more.

This thread just make me want a Df even more.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 08-21-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 3,998
Posted By shadowfox
If the color-cast adds to the image (convey mood,...

If the color-cast adds to the image (convey mood, tame highlights, modify "the look") then keep it.
Otherwise try to remove it.

If someone offered "Hey, your picture is too purple" to the ones I...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-21-2015
Replies: 371
Views: 50,841
Posted By shadowfox
Monz, pardon the basic question, is that a broad...

Monz, pardon the basic question, is that a broad nib because it produces thick lines, or it's called broad because it is physically big?
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-21-2015
Replies: 371
Views: 50,841
Posted By shadowfox
Tung, The Pen and Wash style of drawing/painting...

Tung,

The Pen and Wash style of drawing/painting is one of my favorites. Do you have any resource on how to learn it? Or share more of your drawings with this style :D
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-19-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 6,123
Posted By shadowfox
The non-hydroquonine developer sounds...

The non-hydroquonine developer sounds interesting.
I wonder when Freestyle would have them in stock...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 08-19-2015
Replies: 369
Views: 68,384
Posted By shadowfox
Just curious, why bother with raw? The JPG is not...

Just curious, why bother with raw?
The JPG is not good enough?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-18-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 1,468
Posted By shadowfox
I think she needs a better lens. There are some...

I think she needs a better lens. There are some chromatic aberrations on the branch.

:D

Love the set!
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-18-2015
Replies: 58
Views: 9,951
Posted By shadowfox
I did that, and I ended up with a grey B&J with...

I did that, and I ended up with a grey B&J with red bellows. Very pretty and a good showpiece at home. But it's too heavy and bulky for me to bring on trips where there could be scenes worth...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-18-2015
Replies: 58
Views: 9,951
Posted By shadowfox
Good topic, Bill. I *very much* want an...

Good topic, Bill.

I *very much* want an affordable 8x10 camera that has decent quality.

I don't even need the fancy tilt, shift, yaw, roll, skate, dance, hip-hop... capabilities.

Just give me a...
Forum: Yashica RF 08-15-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 4,358
Posted By shadowfox
Ah, the holy grail of Yashica RF collection. I'd...

Ah, the holy grail of Yashica RF collection.
I'd be all over it if it allows fully manual exposure settings.

Nice set of photos!
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 08-15-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 2,037
Posted By shadowfox
Not a whole lot of people in Central Tokyo!...

Not a whole lot of people in Central Tokyo! :D
What time of the day was this?
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-15-2015
Replies: 30
Views: 8,758
Posted By shadowfox
It uses Instax mini films. Credit card size.

It uses Instax mini films.
Credit card size.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-15-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 5,233
Posted By shadowfox
https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2775/4332676829_b85...

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2775/4332676829_b856255805.jpg

That's a Leica Telyt 200/4 on a Nikon F3.
It's some kind of a screw mount not an R mount however, because it came with an adapter that...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 08-15-2015
Replies: 351
Views: 63,629
Posted By shadowfox
Really lovely, Petronius! Congratulations. It's...

Really lovely, Petronius! Congratulations.

It's funny that for me, Rollei 35 would probably raise my blood pressure with its quirky controls :D
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-13-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 1,842
Posted By shadowfox
David, I am assuming that you are finishing the...

David, I am assuming that you are finishing the roll, develop and would later hopefully share a couple of pictures with us :D
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-12-2015
Replies: 371
Views: 50,841
Posted By shadowfox
I perused the whole website. You have a good...

I perused the whole website. You have a good grasp of your talents!

But.. your Doodles section is "404 not found"
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-12-2015
Replies: 371
Views: 50,841
Posted By shadowfox
Some info on how to spot a not so good nib and...

Some info on how to spot a not so good nib and how to tune it:

http://edisonpen.com/ipgnibs2
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-12-2015
Replies: 371
Views: 50,841
Posted By shadowfox
I like your doodles. Do you publish them online...

I like your doodles. Do you publish them online somewhere?
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-12-2015
Replies: 371
Views: 50,841
Posted By shadowfox
Dave, at this point I wouldn't know if the pen is...

Dave, at this point I wouldn't know if the pen is a junk or decent. So for $1.50, I though I couldn't lose.
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 08-12-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 5,821
Posted By shadowfox
Just curious, how do you measure IQ? The reason...

Just curious, how do you measure IQ?

The reason I asked is that I have never be able to definitely say one lens is better than the other (within the context of contemporary modern lenses, not...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-12-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 6,390
Posted By shadowfox
Hibbs, here's the link to the similar article...

Hibbs, here's the link to the similar article (http://willvintage.nextcoder.com/2015/07/04/the-simplicity-of-photography/) that is now hosted on my new website.
Forum: DIYS Modifications 08-12-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 2,828
Posted By shadowfox
Congratulations for a super job! (from another...

Congratulations for a super job!
(from another M4-P owner and fan)
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-11-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 6,390
Posted By shadowfox
Yes, my photo website is down at the moment. I'm...

Yes, my photo website is down at the moment.
I'm rebuilding it.
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 08-11-2015
Replies: 183
Views: 22,535
Posted By shadowfox
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8363/8282228829_ef9...

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8363/8282228829_ef9b13268c_c.jpg
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 08-11-2015
Replies: 1
Views: 2,270
Posted By shadowfox
The Geico one is great! :)

The Geico one is great! :)
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 08-11-2015
Replies: 37
Views: 4,314
Posted By shadowfox
Don't sweat it! You only need one *and exactly...

Don't sweat it!
You only need one *and exactly one* Leica M body. You still have your M2, enjoy your CLE and make tons of photos.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-11-2015
Replies: 371
Views: 50,841
Posted By shadowfox
You guys are so bad. Now I started to catch the...

You guys are so bad. Now I started to catch the bug of fountain pens.

My earliest recollection of fountain pens are playing around with my dad's when I was little. Ink bottles, ink blots everywhere...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-10-2015
Replies: 84
Views: 7,441
Posted By shadowfox
I have to agree... reading some of the comments...

I have to agree... reading some of the comments here reminded me why I avoided any discussions about digital leica m.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 08-08-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 3,806
Posted By shadowfox
Seriously cheezy, in a very good way!

Seriously cheezy, in a very good way!
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-08-2015
Replies: 63
Views: 4,916
Posted By shadowfox
I'd be petrified. In your shoes, I'd make a...

I'd be petrified.
In your shoes, I'd make a recommendation rather than taking it on myself.

In my case, my wife takes excellently interesting people portraits. I on the other hand take pictures of...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-06-2015
Replies: 53
Views: 7,638
Posted By shadowfox
Again, if it's a cost (sunk or not), what purpose...

Again, if it's a cost (sunk or not), what purpose does that serve?

I still think there is a sentiment or attachment to film somewhere high up in the decision making tree. Either that or a small bet...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 08-06-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 1,133
Posted By shadowfox
Certainly, Kirk. If you're going to go through...

Certainly, Kirk. If you're going to go through the trouble of making a collection, might as well for something interesting and fun.

My limited time only allows me to take pictures here and there....
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 08-05-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 1,133
Posted By shadowfox
A new photo book: Estate Sold

http://assets1.blurb.com/images/uploads2/catalog/000/133/588/6874451-d0851c896be781d0f14239b49d05b30f.jpg (http://www.blurb.com/b/6384741-estate-sold)

For anyone who know anything about me here, I...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-05-2015
Replies: 53
Views: 7,638
Posted By shadowfox
It does not compute. If there is zero nostalgia...

It does not compute. If there is zero nostalgia and the profits are insignificant, why keep the plants alive then?
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 08-05-2015
Replies: 951
Views: 190,285
Posted By shadowfox
Welcome back!

Welcome back!
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 08-05-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 5,821
Posted By shadowfox
I have probably five 35mm f/2 lenses. I think all...

I have probably five 35mm f/2 lenses.
I think all of them can be used on A7 with adapter and neither of them are approaching $1300

Or I'm clearly missing something from your question :D
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-05-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 3,768
Posted By shadowfox
I think all the film snobs already dead (the...

I think all the film snobs already dead (the snobbery, not the person) or have realized that digital is better for certain things.

All that's left are people like myself. Who love film and will...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-05-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 3,768
Posted By shadowfox
Who said that? Here?

Who said that? Here?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-05-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1,419
Posted By shadowfox
Back when I have a steady income, their paper...

Back when I have a steady income, their paper catalog *never* failed to cause me to buy something them.

Why don't they keep producing the PDF version and let people download.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-02-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 2,338
Posted By shadowfox
I appreciate smooth mechanisms. But I won't let...

I appreciate smooth mechanisms.
But I won't let it get in a way of my using a great camera.

OM-4 is an excellent camera when it comes to producing nice images. The metering is fun to use.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 08-02-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 3,321
Posted By shadowfox
Very nice, I like it. Plenty of interesting...

Very nice, I like it.
Plenty of interesting things to enjoy in the picture.
For example the super sharp tiny cross on the top of the tents (it looks like cross, is it actually?)

And thank you for...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-01-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,890
Posted By shadowfox
"Panasonic's Lumix CM1 stands apart from the...

"Panasonic's Lumix CM1 stands apart from the smartphone camera field with a massive 1-inch image sensor, a Leica-branded lens, and a bright f/2.8 max aperture"

Massive...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 07-28-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 3,915
Posted By shadowfox
I'm just wondering why is it that expensive? The...

I'm just wondering why is it that expensive?
The steel can't be that much more than a 120 reel, can it?
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-28-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 3,114
Posted By shadowfox
Miko, Excellent job. I won't dare nor have the...

Miko,
Excellent job.
I won't dare nor have the skill to do what did here.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-28-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 2,079
Posted By shadowfox
I happen to quite like the look. Tell me, is...

I happen to quite like the look.

Tell me, is there anything in those two pictures that is missing (tone-wise) that can radically improve the aesthetics?

Having said that, I agree with other who...
Forum: RFF Polls 07-28-2015
Replies: 76
Views: 13,139
Posted By shadowfox
That is called being a human :)

That is called being a human :)
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 07-26-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 2,189
Posted By shadowfox
I like the style of the photos on your website....

I like the style of the photos on your website. You have come up with a consistent way to use light to isolate the subject.
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 07-26-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 2,189
Posted By shadowfox
What is a monograph? Or more specifically, what...

What is a monograph?

Or more specifically, what are monographs supposed to convey?
Forum: RFF Polls 07-26-2015
Replies: 76
Views: 13,139
Posted By shadowfox
I don't wear watch (still looking for one that is...

I don't wear watch (still looking for one that is both vintage and reliable :) )

I'm self employed
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-26-2015
Replies: 111
Views: 13,303
Posted By shadowfox
Own one and be done. In my case, a Leica...

Own one and be done.

In my case, a Leica M4-P.
The only digital Leica M that would buy is the one that can only take B&W pictures, whatever that's called ME, MM, M34245100, something like that...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-23-2015
Replies: 45
Views: 6,682
Posted By shadowfox
https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2655/3942358342_a83...

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2655/3942358342_a83ae332a6_o.jpg

6x4.5 format, developed in Rodinal 1+50 for 12 min. Agitation every 4 minutes.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-21-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 14,030
Posted By shadowfox
Wow, that is grainy (and like you, I like...

Wow, that is grainy (and like you, I like grainy).

And I agree that this will kick-butt in larger format, I'd say even in 120 this could be a nice one for nature still-life shots with a lot of...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-20-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 3,415
Posted By shadowfox
I'm also waiting for an A850 to cross path with...

I'm also waiting for an A850 to cross path with me.
I have the 35/2, 24-85 and 70-300 big beer can that I currently use with a Maxxum 9
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 07-20-2015
Replies: 107
Views: 30,876
Posted By shadowfox
If you add Olympus 35 RD, I would choose it. As...

If you add Olympus 35 RD, I would choose it.

As is, from the poll, I have to go with Minolta 7sII for overall satisfaction.

Yashica GSN and Konica S3 I don't like because I can't do manual settings...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 07-20-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,781
Posted By shadowfox
What bothers me is that even the parts that are...

What bothers me is that even the parts that are not covered by the negative is not black enough. It seems that the emulsion is fogged even before the image is formed.

One tip that I learned from...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-19-2015
Replies: 220
Views: 53,703
Posted By shadowfox
I wish them success. It's about time we have a...

I wish them success.
It's about time we have a digital camera with 3 simple controls.

If the big camera manufacturers won't do it, I hope these guys will. Just one question, why the viewfinder is...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-19-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 2,759
Posted By shadowfox
To me the internet is a low-cost venue for...

To me the internet is a low-cost venue for publishing your photos.

There is that time when someone offered to pay for a digital download of one of my photos. But my preference is to give someone a...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-19-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 2,759
Posted By shadowfox
I've used Blurb.com many times. If there's a...

I've used Blurb.com many times.
If there's a newer favorite, I'd like to know also.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-19-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 4,603
Posted By shadowfox
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/294/19301878122_c8d...

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/294/19301878122_c8d56ee0b2_c.jpg

From a Balda Baldinar 45/2.8 lens. I think it's a triplet.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-19-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 973
Posted By shadowfox
Good news indeed. Ultimately the jobs (and...

Good news indeed.

Ultimately the jobs (and lives) of the people in the areas surrounding the factory are much more important than film production.

Besides, even if Kodak chose to keep producing...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 07-19-2015
Replies: 187
Views: 20,087
Posted By shadowfox
Really, Paul. You may just have pioneered a new...

Really, Paul.
You may just have pioneered a new sub-type of Street Photography.
The level of variety of 'barely' concepts exhibited in this thread is amazing.

I'd be happy if I walk into a paid...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-17-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 2,444
Posted By shadowfox
Thanks, Andy! Just realize you're now a...

Thanks, Andy!
Just realize you're now a moderator. Cool beans!
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-17-2015
Replies: 67
Views: 4,834
Posted By shadowfox
If you can find another photo forum that is as...

If you can find another photo forum that is as lively as this one, where the above statement does not apply, let me know.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-17-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 5,747
Posted By shadowfox
That's a cool video. Your battered Rollei opens...

That's a cool video.
Your battered Rollei opens up easier than mine (haha)

My favorite moment is when you shot the small window showing the aperture and shutter speed, for some reason that resonates...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-17-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 2,044
Posted By shadowfox
Kostya, You have quite a few photos that I like....

Kostya,

You have quite a few photos that I like. But I've never seen your flickr stream up until now. I think the question you posed has more to do with the amount of exposure that we get.

Example,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-16-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 2,894
Posted By shadowfox
Robert, I missed this in my absence here. What a...

Robert, I missed this in my absence here.

What a powerful project. I admire your dedication to it.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 07-16-2015
Replies: 58
Views: 8,856
Posted By shadowfox
Gorgeous photo!

Gorgeous photo!
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 07-16-2015
Replies: 58
Views: 8,856
Posted By shadowfox
Keith, another Zuiko you may want to...

Keith, another Zuiko you may want to consider.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1300/5185860923_d5b3f788eb_z.jpg
Zuiko 135mm 1:2.8

This is mounted on my E-P2 which makes it a 270mm (ish) focal...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-15-2015
Replies: 98
Views: 10,408
Posted By shadowfox
I love bokeh. If it helps the subject stand out...

I love bokeh.
If it helps the subject stand out from the background.
Or, if it helps to create a sense of distance and depth within the scene.

To me, it's harder to create a compelling photograph...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-14-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 2,444
Posted By shadowfox
JPD, you almost had me there.

JPD, you almost had me there.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-14-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 2,444
Posted By shadowfox
That truck is one of the more interesting ones....

That truck is one of the more interesting ones. When it came to the show, it sputtered and died in the middle of the path, so the owner asked for help to give it a shove while he engages the clutch...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-13-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 2,444
Posted By shadowfox
Rolleiflex can bend reality

So yesterday my daughter and I went to a Volkswagen car show, where about 500 Beetles, Bus, Ghias, Things, as well as Jettas, Passat, v.2 Bugs, etc. gather under the blazing Texas Summer sun....
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 07-13-2015
Replies: 1
Views: 935
Posted By shadowfox
Superb B&W, even though it's grey, it's not low...

Superb B&W, even though it's grey, it's not low on contrast, and the compositions are top notch. I never heard of Larry Fink before.

Thank you for sharing.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-13-2015
Replies: 53
Views: 7,638
Posted By shadowfox
Fuji, just like Kodak, has to downsize their film...

Fuji, just like Kodak, has to downsize their film manufacturing facility *if* they chose to continue making it. Because Fuji is different than Kodak, I hope they already make some adjustments to...
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 07-12-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 2,922
Posted By shadowfox
Robert, thank you for sharing this video with...

Robert, thank you for sharing this video with us.

"You can just go out and shoot on the spot..
the photos turned out or the message captured in those photos
may not be so different than those of...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-11-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 3,306
Posted By shadowfox
Kate, The older E-series camera is fun exactly...

Kate,

The older E-series camera is fun exactly for these kinds of experiments. I turned my E-P2 into a permanent Infra Red camera.

You may want to check out E-620. I used to love that little SLR....
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-11-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 6,390
Posted By shadowfox
Thanks for the rundown on the Automat models....

Thanks for the rundown on the Automat models. Gosh, so much history!
Now I start to understand why people like David Bailey said once that if it were only down to one camera, he'll take the...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 07-10-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 10,088
Posted By shadowfox
We'll sorta get a Ricoh-backed full-frame camera,...

We'll sorta get a Ricoh-backed full-frame camera, the soon to be released Pentax FF digital.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-10-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 6,390
Posted By shadowfox
Exactly, that Rolleikin knob just complicates...

Exactly, that Rolleikin knob just complicates things. At first I thought something was jammed when I can't push/pull it out to load my film.

What's different with the Automat series, other than...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-09-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 1,060
Posted By shadowfox
That window shot is stunning.

That window shot is stunning.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-09-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 1,537
Posted By shadowfox
That makes sense, Phil.

That makes sense, Phil.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-09-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 6,390
Posted By shadowfox
It's great to see you back here, Dave!

It's great to see you back here, Dave!
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-09-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 1,537
Posted By shadowfox
What do we use Fresnel for then, if not focusing?

What do we use Fresnel for then, if not focusing?
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-09-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 1,537
Posted By shadowfox
Gary, the thing that makes this plastic work is...

Gary, the thing that makes this plastic work is because of the small size of the focusing area that it has to cover, only 86x56mm.

Were this a larger camera, I think the plastic (which has a slight...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-09-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 1,537
Posted By shadowfox
Robert, this is to me what makes this "hobby"...

Robert, this is to me what makes this "hobby" fun.
And it's more so because I have you and the others to share the "fun" with.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-09-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 6,390
Posted By shadowfox
It's the 2.8D, Dave.

It's the 2.8D, Dave.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-09-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 1,537
Posted By shadowfox
After someone beat me on ebay on a Galvin back...

After someone beat me on ebay on a Galvin back *with* ground glass, I am back to searching for a good ground-glass solution.

Yesterday I tag along with my wife to Staples (office supply big-box...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 07-09-2015
Replies: 89
Views: 11,292
Posted By shadowfox
I noticed that. I still can pitch my idea, right?...

I noticed that.
I still can pitch my idea, right? Not like I put a deadline on it or anything. :D
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 07-09-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 11,287
Posted By shadowfox
I know. Why don't Ilford accept paper backings...

I know. Why don't Ilford accept paper backings back for reuse?

For example, Dell encourages companies to return their laser printer toner cartridges so they can re-fill and re-sell.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-09-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 6,390
Posted By shadowfox
On that one, I wish I thought about using f/3.5...

On that one, I wish I thought about using f/3.5 to show more of the door curve within the depth-of-field.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-09-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 6,390
Posted By shadowfox
Hans, I'm the type of person that don't fuss a...

Hans,

I'm the type of person that don't fuss a lot about +/- 1 exposure, to me, your photo look just fine. If you increase the exposure digitally, it won't get anything blown out and you'll probably...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 07-08-2015
Replies: 89
Views: 11,292
Posted By shadowfox
So how do you guys display these Magnum...

So how do you guys display these Magnum photos?
How about a snapshot of how they look on your wall?
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-08-2015
Replies: 60
Views: 6,181
Posted By shadowfox
Third person who love this! Thanks, Shirley!

Third person who love this!
Thanks, Shirley!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-08-2015
Replies: 76
Views: 8,123
Posted By shadowfox
That's strange... I wonder constantly why would...

That's strange... I wonder constantly why would anyone want anything else other than an M4-P :)
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-08-2015
Replies: 931
Views: 225,208
Posted By shadowfox
Instant fave! The light and the composition is...

Instant fave! The light and the composition is top notch!

Gave a star on you flickr also.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-08-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 6,390
Posted By shadowfox
I'm glad that your observation matches mine. My...

I'm glad that your observation matches mine. My biggest batch of film expired in 2008, so not quite a decade... yet. :)

Thank you for the compliment on the photo. I thought that composition is...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-07-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 6,390
Posted By shadowfox
You are right. But this roll is expired, so I...

You are right.
But this roll is expired, so I thought it won't hurt to overexpose it a bit.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-07-2015
Replies: 931
Views: 225,208
Posted By shadowfox
I like this very much!!

I like this very much!!
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-07-2015
Replies: 931
Views: 225,208
Posted By shadowfox
Rolleiflex 2.8d + Ilford...

Rolleiflex 2.8d + Ilford Pan-F

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/539/19315728508_7cb3d2ba8f_c.jpg
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-07-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 6,390
Posted By shadowfox
I know, pathetic isn't it. Thanks, Robert! I...

I know, pathetic isn't it.



Thanks, Robert! I need the kick in the pants. :D
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-07-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 6,390
Posted By shadowfox
Yeah, I love to skip the scanning part and go...

Yeah, I love to skip the scanning part and go straight to my darkroom.

I'm slowly making my way back to the darkroom, just today I tested my darkroom timer and enlarger to see if those still turn on...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-07-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 2,364
Posted By shadowfox
Can't wait to see some of your Netherland rural...

Can't wait to see some of your Netherland rural landscape again, Huub. Taken with these beauties, of course :D
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 07-07-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 2,932
Posted By shadowfox
My bessa was sold to Stephen -- Cameraquest boss...

My bessa was sold to Stephen -- Cameraquest boss and the bartender here on RFF -- I think he has his own technician who service cameras, you may ask him.

Another option is to send it to Garland...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-07-2015
Replies: 105
Views: 7,800
Posted By shadowfox
Yes, I haven't been here as often as I'd like to...

Yes, I haven't been here as often as I'd like to be in the past few months. Heck! I just developed my first roll of film in 2015 last Saturday :D
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-07-2015
Replies: 105
Views: 7,800
Posted By shadowfox
To me, not using the optical rangefinder on an M...

To me, not using the optical rangefinder on an M is like sitting inside a Nissan GT-R and then play a car racing game on a tablet instead of driving the real thing. :D
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-07-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 6,390
Posted By shadowfox
Rolleiflex is simple and fun

I slowly get back into the "groove" after a long hiatus from shooting anything.

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/531/19476909085_8e6cd78028.jpg

BTW, The above snapshot on my smartphone is not just...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-07-2015
Replies: 30
Views: 8,758
Posted By shadowfox
Maybe if this is successful, they are going to...

Maybe if this is successful, they are going to build one that uses the larger Instax film.
I'm surprised this is not more popular.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 07-07-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 2,932
Posted By shadowfox
I used to have a Heliar bessa rf. Consider...

I used to have a Heliar bessa rf.
Consider sending it in for a clean up and adjustment (CLA) service if you plan to use it again. This should take care of the problem above.

But... aesthetically...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-06-2015
Replies: 30
Views: 8,758
Posted By shadowfox
How cute! I like to see that the owner of the...

How cute! I like to see that the owner of the company is so passionate in the video. This may be a perfect birthday present for my daughter.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 07-05-2015
Replies: 951
Views: 190,285
Posted By shadowfox
That is a 35mm negative shot using Olympus Zuiko...

That is a 35mm negative shot using Olympus Zuiko 85mm f2
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-05-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 1,315
Posted By shadowfox
Mamiya Sekor NC...

Mamiya Sekor NC 135/2.8

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7224/7380577202_aa0d9e1e9d_c.jpg
Forum: Photo Software 07-04-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 4,183
Posted By shadowfox
Darktable. Hands down. I wrote about it some...

Darktable. Hands down.

I wrote about it some time ago. It should give you some ideas.

Click the image to read the article

https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7323/8727704071_c5a03e7580_b.jpg...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-04-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 3,391
Posted By shadowfox
Can anyone recommend a digital printing service...

Can anyone recommend a digital printing service that allows me to choose from a choice of thick paper like Hahnemuhle Rag Baryta or Awagami Bamboo and the likes?

I understand it won't be cheap, but...
Forum: Off Topic 06-25-2015
Replies: 1
Views: 588
Posted By shadowfox
Very exciting short film. And there are some...

Very exciting short film.
And there are some breathtaking views in it that would look so good as still-shots.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-25-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 2,584
Posted By shadowfox
I researched about this very question recently,...

I researched about this very question recently, and this is one service that seems to be reasonably-priced (my personal opinion, nothing else) for converting digital files into 4x5 or 8x10...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-24-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 1,537
Posted By shadowfox
Should I get Ground Glass or Fresnel glass?

Should I get Ground Glass or Fresnel glass?
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-24-2015
Replies: 129
Views: 11,937
Posted By shadowfox
Hipsters are young people, aren't they? At 44, I...

Hipsters are young people, aren't they?

At 44, I can't belong to that group anymore even if I wanted to :)
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-24-2015
Replies: 951
Views: 190,285
Posted By shadowfox
Ray, when I printed frequently, I can get to a...

Ray, when I printed frequently, I can get to a good print in using as little as 2 test strips.

Your using the meter is very intriguing, keep updating us with your findings.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-24-2015
Replies: 951
Views: 190,285
Posted By shadowfox
Ben, thank you for keeping this thread alive and...

Ben, thank you for keeping this thread alive and engaging.

I've had zero time in my darkroom (but the itch is growing, just need to reach the unbearable point).
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-24-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 1,537
Posted By shadowfox
It sure is, thanks Oren!

It sure is, thanks Oren!
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-23-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 1,537
Posted By shadowfox
Mini-monorail camera (Help me identify it)

So I saw a plastic bin filled with photography stuff in an Estate Sale, there was a can of Tri-X from 1976, a stack of RC paper from 1975, a few bulk loaders, and ...

this...
Forum: Digital Compacts 06-22-2015
Replies: 64
Views: 9,420
Posted By shadowfox
I think this is a "boring" update for us because...

I think this is a "boring" update for us because we are all familiar with its pedigree and current capabilities.

But for Ricoh I imagine this is a necessary update to attract new adopters. Wifi is a...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-22-2015
Replies: 125
Views: 14,359
Posted By shadowfox
I think your observation above make sense. By...

I think your observation above make sense.

By throwing out all their film photography products out of the window, they are chaining themselves to the computer technology bandwagon. And as history...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 06-21-2015
Replies: 68
Views: 25,648
Posted By shadowfox
I don't know what to do with 6x12 other than...

I don't know what to do with 6x12 other than scanning it. Unless you make a really big print out of it, I think it's an awkward ratio.

I like 6x9, sadly I don't have a 6x9 mask for my enlarger....
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-21-2015
Replies: 125
Views: 14,359
Posted By shadowfox
I respectfully, but absolutely, disagree with the...

I respectfully, but absolutely, disagree with the above 2 opinions. :)
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-21-2015
Replies: 41
Views: 6,030
Posted By shadowfox
Same here, starting a business is one thing,...

Same here, starting a business is one thing, growing it to sustainability is (or "feels like") 10x harder.

I hardly have time to stop and rest, let alone to take pictures and darkroom...
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 06-21-2015
Replies: 45
Views: 5,558
Posted By shadowfox
Having used Ricoh GR series (both film and...

Having used Ricoh GR series (both film and digital), I am used to 28mm fixed focal length.

And the Q has that cute M9-spliced-and-put-back-together -look :)

Price-aside, I'll gladly use one....
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-21-2015
Replies: 158
Views: 25,843
Posted By shadowfox
Great subject, composition, and man, you nailed...

Great subject, composition, and man, you nailed the exposure!
FD 24mm f/2 eh? That's a rare glass.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-21-2015
Replies: 2,578
Views: 494,169
Posted By shadowfox
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/550/19006041165_472...

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/550/19006041165_4726e4b545_c.jpg

"What's behind?"
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-12-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 1,248
Posted By shadowfox
It's kinda ironic (in a funny way) that an ad for...

It's kinda ironic (in a funny way) that an ad for a camera uses a drawing.

But I absolutely like it!
Forum: Photo Software 04-14-2015
Replies: 84
Views: 8,984
Posted By shadowfox
They simply focus on their core customers,...

They simply focus on their core customers, graphics designers and digital artists. For these, the new pricing model is a good deal.

For the rest of us, it's time to find alternatives. I use GIMP for...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 04-01-2015
Replies: 65
Views: 12,928
Posted By shadowfox
Strangely, I have never find the old LTM version...

Strangely, I have never find the old LTM version lacking in both of these aspects.
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