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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-05-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 722
Posted By Johnmcd
[QUOTE=jajong;2808108]I found an article about...

[QUOTE=jajong;2808108]I found an article about chasing OM-4 electrical gremlins. It suggests that erratic behaviour is caused by dirty wipers under the ASA knob. So a clean or operating the knob for...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-05-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 722
Posted By Johnmcd
Hi Brett. I replaced the batteries with new ones...

Hi Brett. I replaced the batteries with new ones and no luck. It is definitely erratic in auto with no rhyme or reason regardless of the ASA.

The Z is doing very well as I had a full top end...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-05-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 722
Posted By Johnmcd
Thanks David, but I don't think this is the...

Thanks David, but I don't think this is the problem. The spot is actuated on the right near the shutter button and works separately.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-05-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 722
Posted By Johnmcd
No the battery cover is silver. Cheers.

No the battery cover is silver. Cheers.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-04-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 722
Posted By Johnmcd
I'm sitting here banging away, comparing auto...

I'm sitting here banging away, comparing auto against spot and the shutter speeds which are comparable in the VF, are all over the place in auto and not even consistent if I repeat without changing...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-04-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 722
Posted By Johnmcd
Thanks for all the help. It came with a small...

Thanks for all the help.

It came with a small thin piece of near translucent plastic that sits where the film would be. It states it should be inserted for 'demonstration purposes'. I assume this is...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-04-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 722
Posted By Johnmcd
Very interesting. My film speed was 800. The...

Very interesting. My film speed was 800.

The plot thickens. I just changed it to 100 ASA and it stopped just doing 1/60th but now 1/8 is about 3 seconds! All the slower speeds are way too slow...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-03-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 722
Posted By Johnmcd
OM4Ti will only fire at 1/60 in auto mode.

Hi,

Just received an OM4Ti in good condition and put the first film through it. All the images are over exposed significantly. I had sensed that it sounded slower than what the speed indicator was...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 12-10-2017
Replies: 64
Views: 9,145
Posted By Johnmcd
My favourite all time images I took with the RD1...

My favourite all time images I took with the RD1 and VC 40/1.4 which lived on it. I sold it as I shoot 99% film. Couldn't bear to see it not being...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-16-2017
Replies: 687
Views: 86,476
Posted By Johnmcd
Dunkirk Mamiya 7...

Dunkirk Mamiya 7 50mm

http://johnmcd.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-3/p2627336632.jpg

http://johnmcd.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-3/p2627336654.jpg

Cheers - John
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-14-2017
Replies: 19
Views: 1,428
Posted By Johnmcd
Some nice shots. What are you using as a...

Some nice shots. What are you using as a developer?

Cheers - John
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-16-2017
Replies: 0
Views: 533
Posted By Johnmcd
Fomapan 200 in Microphen

I usually use Fomadon LQN for Fomapan 200 but it was getting a little old and yellow. I was worried about maintaining box speed so I used Microphen in a stock solution and got some nice results....
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-18-2017
Replies: 2,578
Views: 494,751
Posted By Johnmcd
http://johnmcd.zenfolio.com/img/s4/v9/p2284120269....

http://johnmcd.zenfolio.com/img/s4/v9/p2284120269.jpg

Contax G1 Foma 200 in LQN
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-16-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 1,348
Posted By Johnmcd
I used to only use Ilford product FP4 or HP5 but...

I used to only use Ilford product FP4 or HP5 but I really like the Foma 200 and now the 100 iso.

All Foma 100 - http://johnmcd.zenfolio.com/p851335220/h87e14804#h87e14948

All Foma 200 -...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-16-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 1,348
Posted By Johnmcd
Hi, I nearly exclusively use...

Hi,

I nearly exclusively use http://blanconegro.com.au/

Chris is a true gentleman and expert darkroom technician. The only problem is that Foma products don't cater for a fast film I can push, nor...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-13-2017
Replies: 263
Views: 33,554
Posted By Johnmcd
Contax G1 45mm...

Contax G1 45mm F2

http://johnmcd.zenfolio.com/img/s3/v26/p2279688458.jpg

http://johnmcd.zenfolio.com/img/s9/v90/p2279688542.jpg
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-14-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1,043
Posted By Johnmcd
I have both a M7 and Fiji GF670. Love them both...

I have both a M7 and Fiji GF670. Love them both but if you want a huge, clear VF, you can't go past the Fuji.

Good luck - John
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-06-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 1,303
Posted By Johnmcd
I'm glad you enjoyed the images. Anything taken...

I'm glad you enjoyed the images. Anything taken over the last 6 months was with the 8100 and Vuescan. I've got a lot of time for Vuescan as I used it extensively with my now defunct MultiScan.

It's...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-06-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 1,303
Posted By Johnmcd
I use the 8100 with Vuescan, and for the cost...

I use the 8100 with Vuescan, and for the cost ($250 Australian second hand) am extremely happy. My previous scanner was a Minolta Multiscan Pro. I shoot nearly exclusively B/W so I can't comment on...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-11-2017
Replies: 3,062
Views: 738,388
Posted By Johnmcd
Fuji...

Fuji GF670

http://johnmcd.zenfolio.com/img/s11/v37/p2202550978.jpg

http://johnmcd.zenfolio.com/img/s11/v34/p2202551048.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-07-2017
Replies: 35
Views: 2,348
Posted By Johnmcd
I nearly always use bulk rolls and highly...

I nearly always use bulk rolls and highly recommend it. I have 5 bulk loaders that I have collected over the years from ebay. All in perfect condition and I would not have paid anymore than $25 each....
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-09-2017
Replies: 76
Views: 5,589
Posted By Johnmcd
Nice scans. Looks great for C-41. Cheers - John

Nice scans. Looks great for C-41.

Cheers - John
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-08-2017
Replies: 76
Views: 5,589
Posted By Johnmcd
Probably, getting pedantic now, but I think to be...

Probably, getting pedantic now, but I think to be fair...

My times are for B/W, so no colour 'tweaking'. I don't know how accurate the 8100 is for (or the Vuescan for that matter)). That said I...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-07-2017
Replies: 76
Views: 5,589
Posted By Johnmcd
I would disagree with 5+ hours to scan 36 shots,...

I would disagree with 5+ hours to scan 36 shots, at least not with the Plustek 8100.

15 seconds to load strip of 6 into the holder and load
10 seconds for a preview which is done only once, using...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-07-2017
Replies: 76
Views: 5,589
Posted By Johnmcd
Dovo, just what he said :) - Cheers John

Dovo, just what he said :) - Cheers John
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-06-2017
Replies: 76
Views: 5,589
Posted By Johnmcd
I use a very inexpensive 35mm Plustek Optifilm...

I use a very inexpensive 35mm Plustek Optifilm 8100 purchased second hand for only $250 Australian and while I haven't printed anything from it, the sampled down 3600 dpi images for web use are just...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-03-2017
Replies: 52
Views: 6,562
Posted By Johnmcd
Hi Murray, Just tried the AEL button for the...

Hi Murray,

Just tried the AEL button for the first time. It's quirky to use the middle finger as shown in the manual. The same technique works fine (at least with my fingers) with the drive on but...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-01-2017
Replies: 52
Views: 6,562
Posted By Johnmcd
I have not used the cameras you mention but must...

I have not used the cameras you mention but must put a vote in for the X700. Received one when I wasn't even looking for one. Came with a motor winder (with hand grip). With the winder on it feels...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-30-2016
Replies: 87
Views: 4,822
Posted By Johnmcd
I became a grandfather this year so have been...

I became a grandfather this year so have been taking roll after roll of little Tilly. She will be the most photographed baby ever :)

Of the hundreds already taken, this one has a special feel to it....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-11-2016
Replies: 75
Views: 5,073
Posted By Johnmcd
Fomapan 200 in Foma LQN. Nice grain and latitude....

Fomapan 200 in Foma LQN. Nice grain and latitude. Just something about it. Can still get it in Australia for a very reasonable price, especially in 30m cans.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 12-11-2016
Replies: 42
Views: 4,030
Posted By Johnmcd
35mm : Nearly exclusively Foma 200 in LQN for...

35mm : Nearly exclusively Foma 200 in LQN for medium speed and Delta 400 @ 800 in Micrphen for low light.

120mm : HP5 and FP4 mostly with a smattering of (Acros 100 until it runs out).
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-09-2016
Replies: 35
Views: 2,825
Posted By Johnmcd
Some MF Fuji...

Some MF Fuji...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-09-2016
Replies: 35
Views: 2,825
Posted By Johnmcd
Each year For the last 5 years I have spent time...

Each year For the last 5 years I have spent time in Brussels. Here we go...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 12-03-2016
Replies: 336
Views: 82,039
Posted By Johnmcd
Yesterday a bunch of us met up in Sydney and...

Yesterday a bunch of us met up in Sydney and Quejai brought along the scanner prototype. So we found a spare table in one of the eateries near Town Hall Station and he fired it up running off usb...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-21-2016
Replies: 3,062
Views: 738,388
Posted By Johnmcd
Mamiya 7...

Mamiya 7 80mm

http://johnmcd.zenfolio.com/img/s9/v97/p107956649.jpg

http://johnmcd.zenfolio.com/img/s3/v42/p270958731.jpg
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 11-19-2016
Replies: 990
Views: 193,540
Posted By Johnmcd
James concert. First time in Australia. Zeiss...

James concert. First time in Australia. Zeiss Ikon with 50/1.4 vc with Delta 400 @ 1600. Developed in Microphen.

12 x 16's

http://johnmcd.zenfolio.com/img/s2/v1/p129846858.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-28-2016
Replies: 279
Views: 29,190
Posted By Johnmcd
http://johnmcd.zenfolio.com/img/s6/v144/p603026910...

http://johnmcd.zenfolio.com/img/s6/v144/p603026910.jpg
Forum: Zeiss Contax 10-28-2016
Replies: 364
Views: 98,519
Posted By Johnmcd
G1...

G1 90mm

http://johnmcd.zenfolio.com/img/s12/v173/p622845790.jpg



http://johnmcd.zenfolio.com/img/s7/v153/p1056785094.jpg

http://johnmcd.zenfolio.com/img/s12/v175/p650701278.jpg
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 10-15-2016
Replies: 990
Views: 193,540
Posted By Johnmcd
Beautiful. What film were you using?

Beautiful. What film were you using?
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 10-15-2016
Replies: 990
Views: 193,540
Posted By Johnmcd
Some great work here. Motivates me for a big...

Some great work here. Motivates me for a big session in the darkroom tonight. Thanks and please keep them coming :)

Cheers - John
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-10-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 2,112
Posted By Johnmcd
Sorry. It wasn't HP5 but Delta 400! Change made...

Sorry. It wasn't HP5 but Delta 400! Change made to original post.

Cheers - John
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-08-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 2,112
Posted By Johnmcd
Really nice results!

Really nice results!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-08-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 2,112
Posted By Johnmcd
I use Foma 200 nearly exclusively and am very...

I use Foma 200 nearly exclusively and am very happy with it but Foma 400 is not what I need for my 'pushing film'. So I went to HP5+ and Microphen (in lieu of hard to get DDX). Edit: Sorry Delta 400...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-25-2016
Replies: 82
Views: 4,411
Posted By Johnmcd
I used to use steel exclusively but they can be...

I used to use steel exclusively but they can be an absolute bugger to load if they have been knocked enough to put out of alignment but not enough to notice.

For the last decade it has been only...
Forum: RFF Polls 08-24-2016
Replies: 53
Views: 4,053
Posted By Johnmcd
For 35mm I have settled on Foma 200 in LQN and...

For 35mm I have settled on Foma 200 in LQN and Delta 400 (when I need a little extra speed up to 1600) in DDX or Microphen. FP4 gets a run also.

But I have some Acros 100, FP4 and HP5 for 120 use.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-21-2016
Replies: 279
Views: 29,190
Posted By Johnmcd
http://johnmcd.zenfolio.com/img/s2/v4/p2029035243....

http://johnmcd.zenfolio.com/img/s2/v4/p2029035243.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-20-2016
Replies: 2,578
Views: 494,751
Posted By Johnmcd
Great composition William. Striking!

Great composition William. Striking!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-20-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 2,278
Posted By Johnmcd
Thanks Michael. I can't fault Foma 200 but I have...

Thanks Michael. I can't fault Foma 200 but I have only ever used LQN as bought 5 litres off Chris at Blanco Negro. I think it's the only developer that gives it the rated speed. I buy it by the 30m...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-20-2016
Replies: 2,578
Views: 494,751
Posted By Johnmcd
Foma 200...

Foma 200 35mm

http://johnmcd.zenfolio.com/img/s2/v59/p1885139395.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-20-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 2,278
Posted By Johnmcd
Foma 200 in...

Foma 200 in...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 08-20-2016
Replies: 990
Views: 193,540
Posted By Johnmcd
Foma 200 in LQN Ilford RC...

Foma 200 in LQN
Ilford RC Satin

http://johnmcd.zenfolio.com/img/s12/v170/p2027916467.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-09-2016
Replies: 3
Views: 894
Posted By Johnmcd
I could send you some LQN from Sydney to get you...

I could send you some LQN from Sydney to get you by.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-06-2016
Replies: 2,578
Views: 494,751
Posted By Johnmcd
Self portrait. Delta 400 @ 800 in...

Self portrait. Delta 400 @ 800 in DDX.

http://johnmcd.zenfolio.com/img/s6/v142/p1879840405.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-01-2016
Replies: 2,578
Views: 494,751
Posted By Johnmcd
http://johnmcd.zenfolio.com/img/s11/v3/p2088251412...

http://johnmcd.zenfolio.com/img/s11/v3/p2088251412.jpg

Zeiss Ikon vc 50/1.5 Delta 400 @ 800 in DDX
Forum: Zeiss Contax 07-30-2016
Replies: 364
Views: 98,519
Posted By Johnmcd
Beautiful subject and beautiful tones....

Beautiful subject and beautiful tones. Outstanding image.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 07-30-2016
Replies: 990
Views: 193,540
Posted By Johnmcd
Thanks Pete. 5 rolls down and counting :)

Thanks Pete. 5 rolls down and counting :)
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 07-30-2016
Replies: 990
Views: 193,540
Posted By Johnmcd
http://johnmcd.zenfolio.com/img/s3/v23/p2057242878...

http://johnmcd.zenfolio.com/img/s3/v23/p2057242878.jpg

http://johnmcd.zenfolio.com/img/s5/v124/p1932228647.jpg
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 07-29-2016
Replies: 336
Views: 82,039
Posted By Johnmcd
Great stuff! I'm glad my neg came in handy. Yes...

Great stuff! I'm glad my neg came in handy. Yes it's expired but always refrigerated.

So with the finished product, we assemble ourselves from a bit list etc.? Sounds like a half the fun :)

Cheers...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-15-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 1,777
Posted By Johnmcd
Looking forward to seeing any differences that...

Looking forward to seeing any differences that may be between DDX and microphen. Thanks.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-15-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 1,777
Posted By Johnmcd
Thanks. This will be the most photographed...

Thanks. This will be the most photographed granddaughter ever :)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-14-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 1,777
Posted By Johnmcd
Great stuff. I have just chosen Delta 400 as my...

Great stuff. I have just chosen Delta 400 as my '1600' film with two cans in the fridge. So this info is very timely.

Today was the first try out but only at 800 iso which was sufficient given the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-07-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 2,278
Posted By Johnmcd
Glad you liked them Helen :)

Glad you liked them Helen :)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-07-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 2,278
Posted By Johnmcd
That's what really struck me also Steve. The...

That's what really struck me also Steve. The images don't really show how harsh the light was. Great latitude.

Cheers - John
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-07-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 2,278
Posted By Johnmcd
No problems Lynn. BTW, when are you coming up to...

No problems Lynn. BTW, when are you coming up to wet print all those great beach shots? :)

Cheers - John
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-07-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 2,278
Posted By Johnmcd
Give it a go Chris. It has a really nice 'old...

Give it a go Chris. It has a really nice 'old school' feel (glow?) but is nice and sharp as well.

Cheers - John
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-07-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 2,278
Posted By Johnmcd
Thanks JM. Yes, I meter at 200 with LQN...

Thanks JM. Yes, I meter at 200 with LQN developer. I have heard however that with other developers it doesn't get full speed.

Cheers - John
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-30-2016
Replies: 2,578
Views: 494,751
Posted By Johnmcd
Foma 200 in Fomadon LQN - R8 with...

Foma 200 in Fomadon LQN - R8 with 50/2

http://johnmcd.zenfolio.com/img/s11/v27/p1903764209.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-30-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 2,278
Posted By Johnmcd
Work Portraits - Foma 200 & Ilford Delta 400

A selection of informal portraits taken this week on Foma 200 and Ilford Delta 400. Both films developed in Fomadon LQN. Foma 200 is fast becoming my film for all occasions, with the Delta 400 for...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-21-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 1,935
Posted By Johnmcd
f11 and 2 seconds exposure is way too quick...

f11 and 2 seconds exposure is way too quick :).

Normally something around 20 to 30 seconds is what I aim for so that there is adequate time to dodge or burn if required.

Try 20 seconds at f11 (for...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-18-2016
Replies: 990
Views: 193,540
Posted By Johnmcd
Foma 200...

Foma 200

http://johnmcd.zenfolio.com/img/s9/v88/p2020012101.jpg
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-21-2016
Replies: 12
Views: 1,349
Posted By Johnmcd
I second Ben. He has done some work for me on my...

I second Ben. He has done some work for me on my Mamiya 7 (and lens). Also converted a MR meter to new voltage. Very candid and great communication.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-06-2016
Replies: 601
Views: 51,578
Posted By Johnmcd
http://johnmcd.zenfolio.com/img/s6/v150/p194015870...

http://johnmcd.zenfolio.com/img/s6/v150/p1940158700.jpg

http://johnmcd.zenfolio.com/img/s11/v30/p2087881306.jpg

GF670
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-17-2016
Replies: 45
Views: 6,710
Posted By Johnmcd
Thanks for the kind words. Glad you liked...

Thanks for the kind words. Glad you liked them.

Some more here.

http://johnmcd.zenfolio.com/p50274861

The other sets are mostly a mixture of FP4 and Foma 200.

The LQN does a nice job on both...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-17-2016
Replies: 45
Views: 6,710
Posted By Johnmcd
I think a mixture of the Zeiss 45/2 on the G1 and...

I think a mixture of the Zeiss 45/2 on the G1 and the vc 35/2.5 skopar on the Zeiss Ikon.

I would have to check the negs. I took a roll on each camera :)

Cheers - John
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-14-2016
Replies: 45
Views: 6,710
Posted By Johnmcd
FP4 in Foma LQN 1:14 11...

FP4 in Foma LQN 1:14 11...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-04-2016
Replies: 66
Views: 10,262
Posted By Johnmcd
More Foma 200 in Foma...

More Foma 200 in Foma LQN

http://johnmcd.zenfolio.com/img/s10/v100/p1966758157.jpg

http://johnmcd.zenfolio.com/img/s2/v58/p2097175621.jpg
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 03-24-2016
Replies: 362
Views: 100,714
Posted By Johnmcd
http://johnmcd.zenfolio.com/img/s9/v87/p2051964372...

http://johnmcd.zenfolio.com/img/s9/v87/p2051964372.jpg

http://johnmcd.zenfolio.com/img/s11/v31/p2036785982.jpg

http://johnmcd.zenfolio.com/img/s1/v6/p1887230767.jpg
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 03-20-2016
Replies: 362
Views: 100,714
Posted By Johnmcd
http://johnmcd.zenfolio.com/img/s11/v30/p208788130...

http://johnmcd.zenfolio.com/img/s11/v30/p2087881306.jpg

http://johnmcd.zenfolio.com/img/s12/v181/p2080663272.jpg

http://johnmcd.zenfolio.com/img/s6/v150/p1940158700.jpg

http://johnmcd.zenfolio.com/...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 03-11-2016
Replies: 402
Views: 155,658
Posted By Johnmcd
http://johnmcd.zenfolio.com/img/s11/v34/p186059021...

http://johnmcd.zenfolio.com/img/s11/v34/p1860590218.jpg

http://johnmcd.zenfolio.com/img/s1/v6/p1667872601.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-05-2016
Replies: 84
Views: 6,770
Posted By Johnmcd
I have bought a number of cheap bulk loaders. I...

I have bought a number of cheap bulk loaders. I can get Foma 200 here in Australia for $57 (AU) per can ($42 US). This works out at less than $3.50 per 36 shot roll. It is also a great film to work...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-04-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 2,332
Posted By Johnmcd
I've shot a lot of FP4 and HP5 over the years and...

I've shot a lot of FP4 and HP5 over the years and more recently due to a couple of 30m cans in the fridge. Lately though I've been using Foma 200 and it is every bit as good as those films,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-04-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 2,332
Posted By Johnmcd
How do they justify that? Cashing in on...

How do they justify that? Cashing in on Hipsters?

Excellent film is available here for only $6 a roll.

http://blanconegro.com.au/film_size/35mm/

Chris is a gentleman and a master printer.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-04-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 2,332
Posted By Johnmcd
What's the deal with, 'Film never die'? They're...

What's the deal with, 'Film never die'? They're kidding right? Look at the prices on ebay for film. Not to mention the postage! What an absolute...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-15-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 1,293
Posted By Johnmcd
Beautiful combination and great subject matter....

Beautiful combination and great subject matter. Rodinal 1:50 is my standard for MF with FP4, HP5 and Acros 100.

Great stuff!

Cheers - John
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 02-07-2016
Replies: 990
Views: 193,540
Posted By Johnmcd
Mamiya 7 pics. Acros 100 in Rodinal and mild...

Mamiya 7 pics. Acros 100 in Rodinal and mild selenium tone. Fomaspeed vatiant III ...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-06-2016
Replies: 1,101
Views: 292,501
Posted By Johnmcd
Brett, can't say how much I enjoy reading your...

Brett, can't say how much I enjoy reading your replies and your wealth of knowledge which will help me immensely as I get to know this bike. I am cutting and pasting it all into a document to digest...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-06-2016
Replies: 1,101
Views: 292,501
Posted By Johnmcd
Sometimes fact is stranger than fiction....

Sometimes fact is stranger than fiction. Unbelieveable!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-06-2016
Replies: 1,101
Views: 292,501
Posted By Johnmcd
Hi Brett, Just about over all the teething...

Hi Brett,

Just about over all the teething problems. Put in a new starter relay after having issues there (thank god for the kick start). After starting fine (once) it stopped starting! Found that a...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-05-2016
Replies: 1,101
Views: 292,501
Posted By Johnmcd
Finally got around to some decent pics of the...

Finally got around to some decent pics of the Z.

Mamiya 7 80mm Acros 100 Rodinal 1:50 and orange...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 01-25-2016
Replies: 52
Views: 8,535
Posted By Johnmcd
My experiences have been quite the opposite. I...

My experiences have been quite the opposite.

I took the opportunity to upgrade from 8.1 as I was having some random rebooting issues and since have had absolutely zero problems. I initially moved to...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-24-2016
Replies: 828
Views: 92,251
Posted By Johnmcd
http://johnmcd.zenfolio.com/img/s5/v124/p160821705...

http://johnmcd.zenfolio.com/img/s5/v124/p1608217053.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-23-2016
Replies: 245
Views: 28,681
Posted By Johnmcd
Yes. But what's the bike? Ducati? :)

Yes. But what's the bike? Ducati? :)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-23-2016
Replies: 245
Views: 28,681
Posted By Johnmcd
Steinhart Ocean...

Steinhart Ocean One

http://johnmcd.zenfolio.com/img/s12/v180/p1164464419-4.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-14-2016
Replies: 595
Views: 88,064
Posted By Johnmcd
http://johnmcd.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-2/p1608216747....

http://johnmcd.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-2/p1608216747.jpg
Forum: Large Format Film RF 01-12-2016
Replies: 389
Views: 156,144
Posted By Johnmcd
Thanks :) Pleased with the results of 17 year old...

Thanks :) Pleased with the results of 17 year old film. Just goes to show how it can last (at full speed) if kept refridgerated.

Can't get enough of your re-enactment scenes. The level of realism...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 01-11-2016
Replies: 389
Views: 156,144
Posted By Johnmcd
Travelwide 90mm Caltar lens. All hand held. APX...

Travelwide 90mm Caltar lens. All hand held. APX 100 from 1998 dev'd in Rodinal 1:50

http://johnmcd.zenfolio.com/img/s8/v82/p1643248550.jpg

http://johnmcd.zenfolio.com/img/s4/v65/p1816574211.jpg
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 12-12-2015
Replies: 68
Views: 43,048
Posted By Johnmcd
50mm http://johnmcd.zenfolio.com/img/s9/v16/p1766...

50mm

http://johnmcd.zenfolio.com/img/s9/v16/p1766303175.jpg
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 12-12-2015
Replies: 68
Views: 43,048
Posted By Johnmcd
50mm http://johnmcd.zenfolio.com/img/s3/v43/p1685...

50mm

http://johnmcd.zenfolio.com/img/s3/v43/p1685719403.jpg

http://johnmcd.zenfolio.com/img/s3/v7/p1798059076.jpg

http://johnmcd.zenfolio.com/img/s11/v27/p1658181280.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-25-2015
Replies: 3,062
Views: 738,388
Posted By Johnmcd
GF670 http://johnmcd.zenfolio.com/img/s5/v117/p16...

GF670

http://johnmcd.zenfolio.com/img/s5/v117/p1631230585.jpg

Cheers - John
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 11-24-2015
Replies: 129
Views: 36,960
Posted By Johnmcd
http://johnmcd.zenfolio.com/img/s3/v25/p1610872791...

http://johnmcd.zenfolio.com/img/s3/v25/p1610872791.jpg
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 11-24-2015
Replies: 129
Views: 36,960
Posted By Johnmcd
http://johnmcd.zenfolio.com/img/s3/v26/p1677270280...

http://johnmcd.zenfolio.com/img/s3/v26/p1677270280.jpg

http://johnmcd.zenfolio.com/img/s11/v27/p1658181280.jpg

http://johnmcd.zenfolio.com/img/s9/v16/p1646942532.jpg
Forum: Zeiss Contax 11-20-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 3,385
Posted By Johnmcd
That would be great. I'll PM my email. Thanks.

That would be great. I'll PM my email.

Thanks.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 11-20-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 3,385
Posted By Johnmcd
That's my daughter's standard face when I grab...

That's my daughter's standard face when I grab her photo. What's the saying, 'if the wind changes'...?

She makes all the cakes and goodies her Tea House (Hatters).
Forum: Zeiss Contax 11-19-2015
Replies: 364
Views: 98,519
Posted By Johnmcd
G1 45/2...

G1 45/2 FP4+

http://johnmcd.zenfolio.com/img/s7/v156/p1806548734.jpg

http://johnmcd.zenfolio.com/img/s9/v88/p1697108444.jpg

Cheers - John
Forum: Zeiss Contax 11-19-2015
Replies: 364
Views: 98,519
Posted By Johnmcd
G1 45/2...

G1 45/2 FP4+

http://johnmcd.zenfolio.com/img/s4/v69/p1818465964.jpg

http://johnmcd.zenfolio.com/img/s6/v135/p1678028047.jpg

http://johnmcd.zenfolio.com/img/s7/v155/p1801609106.jpg

Cheers - John
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-12-2015
Replies: 964
Views: 189,244
Posted By Johnmcd
http://johnmcd.zenfolio.com/img/s5/v129/p160821643...

http://johnmcd.zenfolio.com/img/s5/v129/p1608216437.jpg
Forum: Zeiss Contax 11-09-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 3,385
Posted By Johnmcd
Hi Greg, Yep tried all that. It always booted...

Hi Greg,

Yep tried all that. It always booted but just made weird noises and in the end nothing at all.

Thanks anyway :)
Forum: Zeiss Contax 11-07-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 3,385
Posted By Johnmcd
Second Roll. A few dramas as the film didn't...

Second Roll. A few dramas as the film didn't rewind back in. I'm just wondering if my home loaded film with sticky tape joining the bulk film to the cassette leader stopping it from auto rewinding....
Forum: Zeiss Contax 11-07-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 3,385
Posted By Johnmcd
90mm looks like a must! Thanks.

90mm looks like a must! Thanks.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 11-07-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 3,385
Posted By Johnmcd
Don't hesitate! It's a very capable and quick...

Don't hesitate! It's a very capable and quick shooter.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 11-07-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 3,385
Posted By Johnmcd
I'm 'green labelled' and ready to go :) Thanks.

I'm 'green labelled' and ready to go :) Thanks.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 11-07-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 3,385
Posted By Johnmcd
Thanks Gerry.

Thanks Gerry.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 11-07-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 3,385
Posted By Johnmcd
Thanks for the info Froyd. Next purchase I...

Thanks for the info Froyd. Next purchase I think...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-07-2015
Replies: 107
Views: 10,984
Posted By Johnmcd
http://johnmcd.zenfolio.com/img/s11/v27/p166662478...

http://johnmcd.zenfolio.com/img/s11/v27/p1666624785.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-07-2015
Replies: 107
Views: 10,984
Posted By Johnmcd
http://johnmcd.zenfolio.com/img/s11/v30/p183495276...

http://johnmcd.zenfolio.com/img/s11/v30/p1834952766.jpg
Forum: Zeiss Contax 11-07-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 3,385
Posted By Johnmcd
http://johnmcd.zenfolio.com/img/s4/v67/p1861608517...

http://johnmcd.zenfolio.com/img/s4/v67/p1861608517.jpg

http://johnmcd.zenfolio.com/img/s11/v32/p1638701977.jpg
Forum: Zeiss Contax 11-07-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 3,385
Posted By Johnmcd
Thanks Gerry. Do you have a favourite lense out...

Thanks Gerry. Do you have a favourite lense out of that bunch? How is the focus on the 90mm?
Forum: Zeiss Contax 11-07-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 3,385
Posted By Johnmcd
Thanks Richard. The auto focus was fast and...

Thanks Richard. The auto focus was fast and accurate. Combine that with the AE and I found it a great camera to grab that quick shot.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 11-07-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 3,385
Posted By Johnmcd
My Minolta MultiScan Pro died about 6 months ago...

My Minolta MultiScan Pro died about 6 months ago and though I will have to replace it at some time (Plustek 120?), I am using a friends old CanoScan FS2710. It's proving to be quite capable and...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 11-07-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 3,385
Posted By Johnmcd
Thanks Gerry. I think I'll be keeping my eye out...

Thanks Gerry. I think I'll be keeping my eye out for the other lenses. The 90mm for portraits sounds interesting.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 11-07-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 3,385
Posted By Johnmcd
Thanks Helen. The motor sounds loud at first but...

Thanks Helen. The motor sounds loud at first but once outside and using it I didn't really notice it. When I did, it just seemed to confirm to me that focus had occurred. I imagine it may sound much...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 11-06-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 3,385
Posted By Johnmcd
First roll through my new Contax G1

Been thinking about owning one of these for years so when I saw a cheap body (well I thought it was cheap) I put a, 'I don't care if I don't win it', bid on ebay and picked it up for the starting...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-06-2015
Replies: 72
Views: 9,640
Posted By Johnmcd
I remember as a kid the beer they are drinking,...

I remember as a kid the beer they are drinking, 'KB' in a steel can. Standard fair at any 70's BBQ. As kids we used to call it 'Kids Beer'. People would refuse to drink it these days!

Thanks for the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-05-2015
Replies: 36
Views: 3,282
Posted By Johnmcd
I went through the same thought process. My M3...

I went through the same thought process. My M3 and M4 and beautiful but no meter. Used an MP with the lights in the VF and thought was fine, so an M6 it was...

...until I looked through the VF of a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-02-2015
Replies: 8,958
Views: 874,814
Posted By Johnmcd
Contax G1 and 45/2 Travelwide 4x5 also...

Contax G1 and 45/2
Travelwide 4x5 also arrived.

http://johnmcd.zenfolio.com/img/s1/v54/p1608791447.jpg

Looking forward to using both asap.

Cheers - John
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-06-2015
Replies: 66
Views: 10,262
Posted By Johnmcd
35mm Zeiss Ikon ZM 50/1.5 VC Nokton. Cheers -...

35mm Zeiss Ikon ZM 50/1.5 VC Nokton.

Cheers - John
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-05-2015
Replies: 66
Views: 10,262
Posted By Johnmcd
400 is not so bad. Developed in LQN. iso...

400 is not so bad. Developed in LQN. iso 320

http://johnmcd.zenfolio.com/img/s9/v16/p1452053179.jpg

http://johnmcd.zenfolio.com/img/s8/v82/p1452054673.jpg

Cheers - John
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-04-2015
Replies: 66
Views: 10,262
Posted By Johnmcd
I love the 200 in LQN dev. See my other...

I love the 200 in LQN dev. See my other post.

Cheers - John
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-20-2015
Replies: 42
Views: 7,856
Posted By Johnmcd
Thanks. I will experiment and see what I like...

Thanks. I will experiment and see what I like best.

Cheers - John
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-20-2015
Replies: 42
Views: 7,856
Posted By Johnmcd
Hi Fotohuis, I am a little confused. You...

Hi Fotohuis,

I am a little confused. You yourself stated in a previous post,

'Microphen and LQN are together with Diafine the only developers for which you can reach (almost) iso 200 with...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-20-2015
Replies: 42
Views: 7,856
Posted By Johnmcd
I have shot quite a bit of Foma 200 now (see...

I have shot quite a bit of Foma 200 now (see other thread). I expose at 200 and develop with Fomadol LQN. With this combination it is full speed in my opinion.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-10-2015
Replies: 101
Views: 20,996
Posted By Johnmcd
I just received a can to test. I keep on hearing...

I just received a can to test. I keep on hearing more grain than Foma 400. Your thoughts? Scans don't worry me, I am more concerned about how it looks wet printed.

Cheers - John
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-08-2015
Replies: 101
Views: 20,996
Posted By Johnmcd
First Foma 400 Developed in LQN 1:10 iso 320 The...

First Foma 400 Developed in LQN 1:10 iso 320

The scans seem pretty grainy so it will be interesting to see how a wet print looks. Nice...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-20-2015
Replies: 101
Views: 20,996
Posted By Johnmcd
Great stuff Lynn. It's my film of choice at the...

Great stuff Lynn. It's my film of choice at the moment. What developer did you use?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-06-2015
Replies: 101
Views: 20,996
Posted By Johnmcd
No problems Michael, I haven't shot the 400 yet....

No problems Michael,

I haven't shot the 400 yet. Mybe this week. Will look forward to seeing your results.

Cheers - John
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-03-2015
Replies: 101
Views: 20,996
Posted By Johnmcd
Yeah, it's a great price and supporting a small...

Yeah, it's a great price and supporting a small business.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-03-2015
Replies: 101
Views: 20,996
Posted By Johnmcd
Great feel to your shots, Johann. Sharp focus not...

Great feel to your shots, Johann. Sharp focus not necessary. I'm normally a sharpness freak but sometimes...

http://johnmcd.zenfolio.com/img/s2/v61/p1297865631.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-03-2015
Replies: 101
Views: 20,996
Posted By Johnmcd
Thanks. I agree. Here's another two I thought...

Thanks. I agree. Here's another two I thought also had that 'look'.

http://johnmcd.zenfolio.com/img/s2/v61/p1297865477.jpg

http://johnmcd.zenfolio.com/img/s6/v149/p1297865391.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-03-2015
Replies: 101
Views: 20,996
Posted By Johnmcd
Thanks for the info. I think I will keep using...

Thanks for the info. I think I will keep using the LQN, especially if it gives me box speed.

Cheers - John
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-03-2015
Replies: 101
Views: 20,996
Posted By Johnmcd
All are 35mm rolled straight from the can. Taken...

All are 35mm rolled straight from the can. Taken with a Zeiss Ikon ZM with the 50/1.5 Nokton. Glad you liked them. The film is sharp with a very nice grain. Looking forward to printing them.

Cheers...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-02-2015
Replies: 101
Views: 20,996
Posted By Johnmcd
Foma 200 in Fomadon LQN 1:10 7 minutes (rated @...

Foma 200 in Fomadon LQN 1:10 7 minutes (rated @ 200...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-02-2015
Replies: 101
Views: 20,996
Posted By Johnmcd
Great info (and impressive images) Fotohuis! I...

Great info (and impressive images) Fotohuis! I have my second roll in the dryer as I type and I am really liking it.

Cheers - John
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-27-2015
Replies: 101
Views: 20,996
Posted By Johnmcd
Thanks John. I like the wide latitude on those...

Thanks John. I like the wide latitude on those two shots. I think I will enjoy testing both films out.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-27-2015
Replies: 101
Views: 20,996
Posted By Johnmcd
I'm actually an hour north on the Central Coast...

I'm actually an hour north on the Central Coast but work in the Sydney area with one location that was close to Vanbar so it was always convenient. Now it's gone, Blanco Negro is in the same area...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-27-2015
Replies: 101
Views: 20,996
Posted By Johnmcd
Great advice re: agitation :) Recommend any of...

Great advice re: agitation :) Recommend any of the more commercial devs? Thanks.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-27-2015
Replies: 101
Views: 20,996
Posted By Johnmcd
Love the tones in this pic!

Love the tones in this pic!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-27-2015
Replies: 101
Views: 20,996
Posted By Johnmcd
I've heard very good things about the 200, hence...

I've heard very good things about the 200, hence my excitement. Another vote for a Plus-X alternative. Vintage look is what I like at the moment. Thanks and I'll check in at Flickr.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-27-2015
Replies: 101
Views: 20,996
Posted By Johnmcd
Great image! Looks nice and gritty in Rodinal...

Great image! Looks nice and gritty in Rodinal which I have. Have you tried pushing. I currently use Tmax 400 if I think I am going to need 1600 but it's getting super expensive.

Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-27-2015
Replies: 101
Views: 20,996
Posted By Johnmcd
Thanks Preston. Great info. Cheers - John

Thanks Preston. Great info.

Cheers - John
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-27-2015
Replies: 101
Views: 20,996
Posted By Johnmcd
Foma 200 and 400

Pretty excited about using this new film (for me anyways). What can I expect? The guy I got it off suggested a similar look to Kodak Plus-X. He also suggested a true speed of 320 for the...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-26-2015
Replies: 990
Views: 193,540
Posted By Johnmcd
http://johnmcd.zenfolio.com/img/s4/v66/p1281970667...

http://johnmcd.zenfolio.com/img/s4/v66/p1281970667.jpg
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-26-2015
Replies: 990
Views: 193,540
Posted By Johnmcd
http://johnmcd.zenfolio.com/img/s11/v33/p128190887...

http://johnmcd.zenfolio.com/img/s11/v33/p1281908877.jpg

Cheers - John
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-26-2015
Replies: 990
Views: 193,540
Posted By Johnmcd
All issues aside, I can't fault the...

All issues aside, I can't fault the subject...

Very nice work.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-06-2015
Replies: 104
Views: 12,645
Posted By Johnmcd
HP5 @ 400 Rodinal 1+50 11 min with 4 inversions...

HP5 @ 400 Rodinal 1+50 11 min with 4 inversions every minute (scanned prints)

http://johnmcd.zenfolio.com/img/s12/v181/p1231767947.jpg

http://johnmcd.zenfolio.com/img/s6/v145/p1231767999.jpg
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-04-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 1,285
Posted By Johnmcd
I agree totally. I recently tried to scan some...

I agree totally. I recently tried to scan some very poor quality negs from the 1940's. Very dense. The scanner produced terrible scans. Much better prints were produced. By giving it enough exposure...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-10-2015
Replies: 3,062
Views: 738,388
Posted By Johnmcd
GF670 http://johnmcd.zenfolio.com/img/s7/v168/p11...

GF670

http://johnmcd.zenfolio.com/img/s7/v168/p1170401717.jpg

http://johnmcd.zenfolio.com/img/s7/v169/p1170401689-6.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-07-2015
Replies: 72
Views: 9,640
Posted By Johnmcd
Great capture Eric. It's like you are the one...

Great capture Eric. It's like you are the one person who shouldn't be there and they all know it.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-07-2015
Replies: 72
Views: 9,640
Posted By Johnmcd
Great images everyone. Lynn, was that KB they...

Great images everyone. Lynn, was that KB they were drinking? In a steel can. I remember my dad drinking it along with the old DA in long necks.

I started high school in 1979. It was also the first...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-05-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 1,390
Posted By Johnmcd
$4.89 US per roll (or $4.40 Euro) at B&H. Even...

$4.89 US per roll (or $4.40 Euro) at B&H. Even with shipping should be close.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-05-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 1,981
Posted By Johnmcd
Opps, took the distance from the M mount. Correct.

Opps, took the distance from the M mount. Correct.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-05-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 1,981
Posted By Johnmcd
I use the 50/1.5 Nokton (screw mount) on my Ikon....

I use the 50/1.5 Nokton (screw mount) on my Ikon. Minimum focus distance 70cm. Very sharp wide open. Great lens for the price.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 05-03-2015
Replies: 990
Views: 193,540
Posted By Johnmcd
http://johnmcd.zenfolio.com/img/s2/v59/p1151672737...

http://johnmcd.zenfolio.com/img/s2/v59/p1151672737.jpg

http://johnmcd.zenfolio.com/img/s1/v55/p1151672744.jpg

http://johnmcd.zenfolio.com/img/s6/v134/p1151521646.jpg

Cheers - John
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-02-2015
Replies: 3,062
Views: 738,388
Posted By Johnmcd
Fuji GF670 HP5 (Scanned from wet...

Fuji GF670 HP5 (Scanned from wet print)

http://johnmcd.zenfolio.com/img/s6/v134/p1151521646.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-17-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 4,964
Posted By Johnmcd
Sold. I will definitely be giving that a go with...

Sold. I will definitely be giving that a go with my next roll of FP4. Thanks
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-17-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 4,964
Posted By Johnmcd
Thanks Chris. I use Rodinal exclusively for MF...

Thanks Chris. I use Rodinal exclusively for MF but have been scared off it for 35mm due to more grain than other developers (or at least reports there of). Might try it one day.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-17-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 4,964
Posted By Johnmcd
Shab, love the swimming shot. What developer do...

Shab, love the swimming shot. What developer do you use?
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 04-17-2015
Replies: 990
Views: 193,540
Posted By Johnmcd
Great shot. 5x7 doesn't do it justice! 8x10 at...

Great shot. 5x7 doesn't do it justice! 8x10 at least :)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-16-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 4,964
Posted By Johnmcd
Rodinal 1+50 is my go to developer for medium...

Rodinal 1+50 is my go to developer for medium format. How does the grain compare with Ilfosol 3 when using it with FP4 35mm?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-16-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 4,964
Posted By Johnmcd
Excellent study. (and up pops Xtol again...)

Excellent study. (and up pops Xtol again...)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-16-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 4,964
Posted By Johnmcd
NIce. I particularly like this one.

NIce. I particularly like this one.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-16-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 4,964
Posted By Johnmcd
And like always, the wet prints blow these scans...

And like always, the wet prints blow these scans out of the water :)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-16-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 4,964
Posted By Johnmcd
What can I say? Beautiful shot Chris.

What can I say? Beautiful shot Chris.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-16-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 4,964
Posted By Johnmcd
I have never used D76. Time to try that also....

I have never used D76. Time to try that also. Those tones are outstanding. Is the chemical composition similar to ID11? I used to use that back in the day but find the liquids so much easier to use.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-16-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 4,964
Posted By Johnmcd
Lynn, I need to try some XTOL. Vanbar?

Lynn, I need to try some XTOL. Vanbar?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-16-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 4,964
Posted By Johnmcd
Trung, these are beautiful images!

Trung, these are beautiful images!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-16-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 4,964
Posted By Johnmcd
Spot on Roger. And the welding sign does stick...

Spot on Roger. And the welding sign does stick out like the proverbial. Framing 101 :) Let's just say it an example of the film rather than my lazy composition :) In my defence though, I take these...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-16-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 4,964
Posted By Johnmcd
Great images everyone. A few more...

Great images everyone. A few more...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-16-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 4,964
Posted By Johnmcd
Enjoying FP4+

It's funny how one can go through phases of shooting one film exclusively. I recently went back to shooting a lot of FP4+ after getting some cheap cans. I don't remember being this impressed with the...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-15-2015
Replies: 48
Views: 4,202
Posted By Johnmcd
Mum hamming it up for the camera...

Mum hamming it up for the camera :)

http://johnmcd.zenfolio.com/img/s1/v48/p1107810407.jpg

My mum and my daughter.

http://johnmcd.zenfolio.com/img/s7/v156/p1107808630.jpg

Cheers - John
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 03-29-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 2,202
Posted By Johnmcd
Of course, another clue. Should have seen that,...

Of course, another clue. Should have seen that, same side as we drive :) Great spot, Alistair.

Cheers - John
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 03-29-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 2,202
Posted By Johnmcd
Hahah great detective work Jon! I'll print the...

Hahah great detective work Jon! I'll print the next few and go with that :)

Cheers - John
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 03-28-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 2,202
Posted By Johnmcd
The rest of the shots show Singapore (Changi) but...

The rest of the shots show Singapore (Changi) but it's not impossible that they stopped enroute. I'll check with the owner who is matching the photos against a diary.

John
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 03-28-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 2,202
Posted By Johnmcd
I was asked by a person who knew somebody in the...

I was asked by a person who knew somebody in the local camera club where I am the only 'film' guy. So I am printing them up for an ANZAC day exhibition in the local hall.

The negs are in terrible...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 03-28-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 2,202
Posted By Johnmcd
I was hoping that they would look different...

I was hoping that they would look different reversed :(

Thanks - Jon
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 03-28-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 2,202
Posted By Johnmcd
I don't think it would be Nanjing as that is in...

I don't think it would be Nanjing as that is in China. It should be in Singapore.

Maybe 'city capital' is a chance.

Cheers - John
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 03-28-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 2,202
Posted By Johnmcd
Thanks, that's what I thought. Do you know if the...

Thanks, that's what I thought. Do you know if the numbering was reversed to modern films?

John
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 03-28-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 2,202
Posted By Johnmcd
Just noticed some Chinese (Japanese?) writing in...

Just noticed some Chinese (Japanese?) writing in this image. Does anyone know if that is reversed?
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 03-28-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 2,202
Posted By Johnmcd
War time neg. Back to front numbering?

I am currently printing some old negatives from the 1940's. In fact they were taken by an Australian soldier before / after being a POW in Changi, Singapore.

I think the film is this...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 03-25-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,911
Posted By Johnmcd
A cutting machine would make life much easier....

A cutting machine would make life much easier. I'll keep my eyes open for one. Thanks for the idea.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 03-25-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,911
Posted By Johnmcd
I will be cutting up some squares as well :)

I will be cutting up some squares as well :)
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 03-21-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,911
Posted By Johnmcd
Finally no crop 35mm!

Purchased a 20.3cm (8") x 76m roll of Ilford Multigrade. It's a hassle cutting up the sheets to suit but I can now have crop free 35mm aspect without any wastage. At last!

Also great for panoramas...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 03-21-2015
Replies: 1
Views: 804
Posted By Johnmcd
Sepia?

What is it about sepia toning? Once I get set up the temptation is to sepia everything! :)

http://johnmcd.zenfolio.com/img/s6/v143/p118320024.jpg
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 03-21-2015
Replies: 990
Views: 193,540
Posted By Johnmcd
Can't help you with the border question but I...

Can't help you with the border question but I think a search will bring it up as it has been discussed at length before.

But what a fantastic image! Great first print. Looking forward to seeing some...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 03-21-2015
Replies: 199
Views: 40,789
Posted By Johnmcd
I'm also a backer. I am out of pocket about $300...

I'm also a backer. I am out of pocket about $300 which includes the lens I bought specifically for it. Not a biggy (and I can sell the lens) but for the other backers this may be significant money....
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 03-05-2015
Replies: 43
Views: 6,816
Posted By Johnmcd
I'll never forget the look on the bassist face. I...

I'll never forget the look on the bassist face. I took an image of the same band in Brussels in 2013 though there seems to be a few line up changes.

Also taken with a Fuji! A GF670...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 02-26-2015
Replies: 362
Views: 100,714
Posted By Johnmcd
http://johnmcd.zenfolio.com/img/s6/v147/p891021991...

http://johnmcd.zenfolio.com/img/s6/v147/p891021991.jpg

http://johnmcd.zenfolio.com/img/s12/v173/p973887138.jpg

http://johnmcd.zenfolio.com/img/s7/v158/p1016002721.jpg

Cheers - John
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 02-25-2015
Replies: 43
Views: 7,385
Posted By Johnmcd
Use the LPL C 7700 for 35mm to MF and then the...

Use the LPL C 7700 for 35mm to MF and then the Omega for 4x5. Rodenstock lenses - 50, 80 WA, 105 and 150mm.

http://johnmcd.zenfolio.com/img/s6/v142/p854312704.jpg
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 02-25-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 1,961
Posted By Johnmcd
I would also look seriously at adding some...

I would also look seriously at adding some powered ventilation. I have an 'exhaust' fan bringing in fresh air and another exhaust fan at the other end of the room taking it out. The atmosphere stays...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 02-25-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 1,961
Posted By Johnmcd
I would also recommend a foot pedal for on and...

I would also recommend a foot pedal for on and off of the timer / enlarger. This will free up your hands for dodging and burning. I don't have one as yet and it is a real hassle to flip the switch...
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