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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-29-2009
Replies: 302
Views: 45,955
Posted By pipal
I did some prints yesterday, this one is one of...

I did some prints yesterday, this one is one of them:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2628/3966692604_01e77d47c3_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/pipal/3966692604/)
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 02-22-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 872
Posted By pipal
1) yes, the patch fades a bit when you misalign...

1) yes, the patch fades a bit when you misalign the eye position, but I never found it distracting in practical use. I rather see the fading only when I am looking for it and move my eye around to...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 02-21-2009
Replies: 294
Views: 77,095
Posted By pipal
CV 1.4/35 SC is my all around lens since I got...

CV 1.4/35 SC is my all around lens since I got it. It's good enough for all my needs and certainly has it's character which heavily overweights any drawbacks it might have (e.g. the distortion to...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 12-29-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 2,316
Posted By pipal
So you'll try it, good. It has a bit different...

So you'll try it, good. It has a bit different approach, but it works well once you get accustomed to it. Have a look at this tutorial, it can help you a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-24-2008
Replies: 180
Views: 13,550
Posted By pipal
Our daughter Berta, born in...

Our daughter Berta, born in February:
http://www.fstop.cz/fstop/imgrepo/1/172/kraj.jpg

actually, whole series from her birth is that I am proud of (besides her herself, of course): whole set of...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 11-16-2008
Replies: 62
Views: 3,979
Posted By pipal
Thank you, Erik. I will try to be alert, then. I...

Thank you, Erik.
I will try to be alert, then. I have missed more than this one latest as it usualy happens at my bussiest days. But one day, I will join for sure, let's see.
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 11-15-2008
Replies: 62
Views: 3,979
Posted By pipal
Oh, damn! I missed this print swap, found out...

Oh, damn! I missed this print swap, found out about too late to join. I hope I will manage next time, looks like lot of fun.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 11-01-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 2,185
Posted By pipal
Nothing can beat the Delta 400 in DD-X if done...

Nothing can beat the Delta 400 in DD-X if done properly. You can even push it to EI3200 with very good results and at EI1600 the results are better than most 1600 ISO films. So If you need some fast...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-22-2008
Replies: 620
Views: 143,834
Posted By pipal
summitar is a very good lens. I love mine, which...

summitar is a very good lens. I love mine, which is, I believe from 1948. It can do as good images as this one taken last month:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3055/2923058580_f58bd86fd8.jpg
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 10-07-2008
Replies: 93
Views: 76,066
Posted By pipal
Avotius, thanks for resurrecting this thread. I...

Avotius, thanks for resurrecting this thread. I did not notice it previously, but I am enjoying it very much now. I like your color photos and review of the lens (as well as the others for different...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-02-2008
Replies: 136
Views: 10,461
Posted By pipal
this is great thread, lots of interesting...

this is great thread, lots of interesting photos!

here is some CV 21mm:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3146/2904186087_9ba8bae19a.jpg
and here is link to whole set (all 5 photos taken with the...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-28-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 1,126
Posted By pipal
that's my family, this photo always makes me...

that's my family, this photo always makes me smile :o)
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3168/2564944875_05d56aa449.jpg
Forum: RFF Polls 06-23-2008
Replies: 98
Views: 9,357
Posted By pipal
darkroom for me, although I use the scanner as a...

darkroom for me, although I use the scanner as a contactprint proofs for choosing the photos for enlargement. The possibility to buid myself a very tiny darkroom (cca 1.1 x 1.2 meter) more than two...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-23-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 1,281
Posted By pipal
some of my photos with this lens are...

some of my photos with this lens are here:
http://www.pipal.cz/article/?lens=CV+Ultron+1.9%2F28

I am very happy with this lens. I can recommend it to anyone who likes 28 fl and is not affraid about...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 06-09-2008
Replies: 39
Views: 3,875
Posted By pipal
thank you, Petronius! and thanks guys for your...

thank you, Petronius!
and thanks guys for your picks, some interesting pictures as well.
Forum: Travel 05-18-2008
Replies: 45
Views: 4,137
Posted By pipal
Frank if you enjoy hiking or walking around in...

Frank
if you enjoy hiking or walking around in the mountains, you will certainly like the Snowdonia national park in Wales with the highest mountain in Wales - Snowdon or Breacon Beacon national...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-15-2008
Replies: 45
Views: 4,208
Posted By pipal
TheHub, you don't have to worry about this lens...

TheHub, you don't have to worry about this lens performance, it is a little gem. I have bought my CV21 from a friend just couple of weeks and have shot just two rolls of film so far. I have never...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-08-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 3,368
Posted By pipal
Jan, it should be fine with both. I have not...

Jan,
it should be fine with both. I have not tried the Microphen myself, but have heard that the dd-x is similar (to a certain extent) to microphen from those whoused both. From my experience, I can...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-08-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 3,368
Posted By pipal
Teus, don't worry about 4 month old dd-x, I have...

Teus,
don't worry about 4 month old dd-x, I have had a one year opened bottle stored in room temperature (in dark, though) and it still worked flawlessly.

Martin
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-08-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 3,368
Posted By pipal
Hi Jan! I don't have the experience with delta...

Hi Jan!
I don't have the experience with delta 3200, but since you asked about the dd-x, I can comment that. I is a very good developper for pushing (and not only for that). I have used it with...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 04-08-2008
Replies: 29
Views: 5,881
Posted By pipal
I agree, that the cv 2.5/35 is very little gem. I...

I agree, that the cv 2.5/35 is very little gem. I love mine.
these were shot with Hexar RF:

http://www.fstop.cz/fstop/imgrepo/1/172/ipra.jpg

http://www.fstop.cz/fstop/imgrepo/1/172/gapn.jpg
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-31-2008
Replies: 2,013
Views: 610,736
Posted By pipal
Thank you Ted and Simon. I am planning to take...

Thank you Ted and Simon.
I am planning to take out the Flexaret more this year as it is usualy resting on the shelf bacause of my RF preference. And you may see some pictures of this young lady as...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-31-2008
Replies: 40
Views: 14,984
Posted By pipal
The choice of focal lenght is very personal,...

The choice of focal lenght is very personal, everyone has a diferent taste for it. So it is dificult to advice. If you have the feeling you described at the start of this thread - go for it and try...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 03-29-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 646
Posted By pipal
Or if you don't find a push on cap, you can use...

Or if you don't find a push on cap, you can use any 46mm generic cap that goes inside the filter screw. I use some 'hama' cap on mine and it works fine for me.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-08-2008
Replies: 177
Views: 16,259
Posted By pipal
hexar rf, CV 2.5/35...

hexar rf, CV 2.5/35 PII

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3219/2318735952_33eba7958e.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/pipal/2318735952/)
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 02-02-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 1,400
Posted By pipal
Hi Steven, thanks for sharing all that with us. I...

Hi Steven,
thanks for sharing all that with us. I usually don't like much other formats than 3:2 or 1:1, with the exception of these (6x7 or 645) in portrait orientation. And you even pushed that...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-29-2008
Replies: 51
Views: 8,813
Posted By pipal
Aha! I rather prefer to use the fixer for the...

Aha! I rather prefer to use the fixer for the number of roles recomended by manufacturer and then I go for a fresh one. No reason to save here it's not that expensive compared to the price of other...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-29-2008
Replies: 51
Views: 8,813
Posted By pipal
I do not think that the tri-x needs significantly...

I do not think that the tri-x needs significantly more fixing time than other films. I would guess it is an exhausted fixer, although your checks doens not say so. In any case refixing the film in...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-29-2008
Replies: 51
Views: 8,813
Posted By pipal
Hi, for what I know, it does not work this way....

Hi,
for what I know, it does not work this way. The fixer should either be ok and work (provided you soup the film for enough time, which can vary depending on fixer type and/or dilution), or is...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-29-2008
Replies: 51
Views: 8,813
Posted By pipal
very good, le vrai. thank you for sharing the...

very good, le vrai. thank you for sharing the results.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-27-2008
Replies: 5,588
Views: 969,945
Posted By pipal
my daily companion

this is my daily companion, I take it almost everywhere, although I do not have as much time for shooting as I would like to. but she is patient and always waits for her time when I put her to my eye...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-21-2007
Replies: 32
Views: 2,715
Posted By pipal
Thanks Robert for the dilutions and the examples....

Thanks Robert for the dilutions and the examples. It really interresting how it works with the shadows.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-06-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 2,575
Posted By pipal
Dave, they don't have too many scanners these day...

Dave, they don't have too many scanners these day at FotoSkoda and yet - I am sure that you would get better prices for it in States as the prices here are rather at the upper end of the scale....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-06-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 2,575
Posted By pipal
Max, the location of these fotos is near Ustek or...

Max, the location of these fotos is near Ustek or Ceska Lipa, so it's not Krkonose but Ceske stredohori. The times for foma 200 in lc-29 were just my guess. I first tried it for 6mins and with the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-06-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 2,575
Posted By pipal
Max, good luck with the film loading! I just...

Max, good luck with the film loading! I just started it last month, but I happened to buy the bulkloader also. Here are first results
(foma 200, lc-29,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-06-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 2,575
Posted By pipal
Michael, the cost depends on the market. Foma is...

Michael, the cost depends on the market. Foma is sometimes cheaper outside Czech Republic where it is made. I bought a 17m roll of Foma 200 for cca $22, last month at FotoSkoda, Prague.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 02-20-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 1,613
Posted By pipal
As you are leaning toward BW, here you can see,...

As you are leaning toward BW, here you can see, how the Ultron performs with Tri-X [email protected] in LC29. I have this lens for about a two weeks, so I don't have many shots yet, but so far it looks very...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-18-2007
Replies: 96
Views: 4,984
Posted By pipal
a local river ferry....

a local river ferry.
http://www.pipal.cz/images/77.jpg
taken vith my FM2, no RF this time, sorry for that.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 02-18-2007
Replies: 21
Views: 1,515
Posted By pipal
Yes 20-30% are ok and digitaltruth as well,but...

Yes 20-30% are ok and digitaltruth as well,but with every table values you got, consider it as a starting point. It may differ considering your water quality, exact procedure and a lot of other...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 01-31-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 751
Posted By pipal
Hi Benny, "Leben" is a nice one... real life...

Hi Benny,
"Leben" is a nice one...
real life :o)

enjoy your camera!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-25-2007
Replies: 340
Views: 35,543
Posted By pipal
hey, Nando! beatifull shots!

hey, Nando!
beatifull shots!
Forum: Other RF 01-11-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 1,491
Posted By pipal
You got to see some sketches from Monty Python...

You got to see some sketches from Monty Python then! That's a classics.

martin.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 08-17-2006
Replies: 22
Views: 1,654
Posted By pipal
just for the illustration, this is delta [email protected]

just for the illustration, this is delta [email protected] in DDX:
http://www.pipal.cz/2006/05/15/carodejnice-bez-ohne

If you shoot delta at 400 and/or outdoor, results it can be even better.

Trius is right...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 08-17-2006
Replies: 22
Views: 1,654
Posted By pipal
Joe, take DDX! It great for delta 400, especially...

Joe, take DDX! It great for delta 400, especially when shot outdoor. It has a lot of nice halftones. You can also shorten dev times a bit, as it comes quite thick at the default times (but still very...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-18-2005
Replies: 88
Views: 7,391
Posted By pipal
Thank you Vincent. actually that one you pick...

Thank you Vincent.
actually that one you pick stands for "The King Is Dead, Long Live The King" and is there for the fact, that I sold my D70 in favor to buy a proper rangefinder (I was thinking of...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-18-2005
Replies: 88
Views: 7,391
Posted By pipal
Hello, I like shadows a lot! Here is mine, almost...

Hello, I like shadows a lot! Here is mine, almost a year old, when I started to shoot film. It's from my second film, I think. The make is some cheap Foma (local stuff here), but I didn't develop it...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 12-18-2005
Replies: 541
Views: 41,780
Posted By pipal
maybe yet little further - a digital film...

maybe yet little further - a digital film cassette you can load to any slr out there. that would surprise milions of users.

...there were such trials in the past, but none was successful so far.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-04-2005
Replies: 39
Views: 2,038
Posted By pipal
Yes T_om is right. Everyone should use the tools...

Yes T_om is right. Everyone should use the tools which he enjoys. The other case can be when you make your living on it, then you will choose the faster way probably. But we all make the photos for...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-04-2005
Replies: 39
Views: 2,038
Posted By pipal
And yet I would add, that the dificulty or...

And yet I would add, that the dificulty or easines of either way vary a lot. I started making things in Gimp (similar to Photoshop) a year (or little more) ago and was struggling with it terribly at...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-04-2005
Replies: 39
Views: 2,038
Posted By pipal
Hello Jocko and hello to all, as I didn't yet...

Hello Jocko and hello to all, as I didn't yet take chance to introduce myself. I joined this forum few weeks ago and my work keeps me busy and away from it (always the same crazy end of the year as...
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