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Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-19-2017
Replies: 43
Views: 7,221
Posted By Laviolette
They are very similar, but the Delta 400 blue...

They are very similar, but the Delta 400 blue seems to be a bit lighter? That would mean that it is more sensitive.

I have never tested Tmax 400 that way, but I have always felt that it renders...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-16-2017
Replies: 43
Views: 7,221
Posted By Laviolette
The color swatches test indicates clearly that...

The color swatches test indicates clearly that Delta 400 has more red sensitivity.

Delta...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-16-2017
Replies: 43
Views: 7,221
Posted By Laviolette
I am a fan of Delta films souped in Xtol. I find...

I am a fan of Delta films souped in Xtol. I find them to be very different from the Tmax films, as they dont have the grain as fine. For me, the Delta films are a similar to HP5 and FP4, but cleaner...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 04-25-2017
Replies: 29
Views: 1,738
Posted By Laviolette
Great shots! I love the compositions and...

Great shots! I love the compositions and PP.

Thanks for sharing!
Forum: Fuji X Series 04-24-2017
Replies: 19
Views: 2,373
Posted By Laviolette
I purchased a used X-T1 from a local shop last...

I purchased a used X-T1 from a local shop last November. It had the bowed port door but came with the vertical grip, the price was good and the shop offered a 3-months warranty.

A couple of months...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-13-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 975
Posted By Laviolette
Thanks for the info!

Thanks for the info!
Forum: Travel 04-05-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1,232
Posted By Laviolette
Lunenburg is great, many things to do and some...

Lunenburg is great, many things to do and some good places where to eat.
What I preferred :
- Blue Rocks : a small fishing village very near Lunenburg. Very photogenic, a must!
- Ironworks...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-05-2017
Replies: 38
Views: 2,181
Posted By Laviolette
Well, that was fun! I never pushed Delta 3200...

Well, that was fun! I never pushed Delta 3200 over ei3200...guess I should give it a try.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-05-2017
Replies: 38
Views: 2,181
Posted By Laviolette
I never shot 6x9 (only 6x6), so I can't argue...

I never shot 6x9 (only 6x6), so I can't argue with you about that. But DoF isn't that great here, the numbers to the right of her head are already out of focus.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-05-2017
Replies: 38
Views: 2,181
Posted By Laviolette
The out of focus highlights seems to indicate...

The out of focus highlights seems to indicate that the lens is wide open or near so. Like Huss said, probably F3.5 if this is 6x9.

Would be interesting to see the negative, because blacks look a bit...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-10-2017
Replies: 35
Views: 2,889
Posted By Laviolette
I will second X-Ray for the 90mm F4 Elmar or...

I will second X-Ray for the 90mm F4 Elmar or Rokkor. I have the Rokkor and it's an excellent lens. It's small and light, and the rendering is sharp and very contrasty. I think it matches well the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-19-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 2,227
Posted By Laviolette
35mm C-Biogon, Double-X in Xtol...

35mm C-Biogon, Double-X in Xtol (1+1)

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/sgfyDHX_6E5hq_FjIkim1ELS8nvHaHS7wRbKTO9M6PA0pWuS8SX8nF2pRPNrRJEdlyFndDErxw=w1920-h1200-no


George Eastman's Conservatory
35mm...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 10-27-2016
Replies: 31
Views: 2,693
Posted By Laviolette
Keep it up! Our first roll of film is magical, I...

Keep it up! Our first roll of film is magical, I still remember mine.



It looks like the way a scanner render an overexposed negative to me. Do the negative frame looks darker and denser than the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-29-2016
Replies: 178
Views: 44,240
Posted By Laviolette
My 1969 BP M4 has chrome eyelets.

My 1969 BP M4 has chrome eyelets.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-26-2016
Replies: 32
Views: 2,092
Posted By Laviolette
Wow, that's quite the deal! About Orwo : can you...

Wow, that's quite the deal! About Orwo : can you tell me what is the way to buy it from Canada?
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 08-25-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 1,861
Posted By Laviolette
Wow, thanks again! Looks like you just made a...

Wow, thanks again! Looks like you just made a sale ;-)

Cheers
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-25-2016
Replies: 32
Views: 2,092
Posted By Laviolette
Oh, and Photo Service has Xtol packs for $9.98...

Oh, and Photo Service has Xtol packs for $9.98 each. Shipping is quite cheap (~$15).
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-25-2016
Replies: 32
Views: 2,092
Posted By Laviolette
I hear you. Prices in Quebec aren't much better....

I hear you. Prices in Quebec aren't much better. I've had good luck with Photo Service in Montreal. They ship - you can order online from them. Price for TMY is $7.99 CAN in 120 and $9.98 CAN for 135...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 08-25-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 1,861
Posted By Laviolette
Wow, I couldn't ask for a better answer!...

Wow, I couldn't ask for a better answer! Thanks.

The Yashicaflex is probably around the same size as a Rolleiflex.

Is there a way to buy additional dividers?

Best,
André
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 08-25-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 1,861
Posted By Laviolette
Think Tank Turnstyle 10

Do you have any experience with this bag? I am looking for a smaller bag that can hold a 1 or 2 cameras (Leica M size) and a couple of lenses for walking around and travelling. I never used a sling...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-21-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 1,510
Posted By Laviolette
I just developed a test roll I did with the...

I just developed a test roll I did with the camera. I took the same picture 3 or 4 times, changing the shutter speed and aperture so that the exposure stays the same (e.g. F5.6 and 1/125, F4 and...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-20-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 1,510
Posted By Laviolette
Thanks. It is a shame really, as the camera looks...

Thanks. It is a shame really, as the camera looks almost new. There are only some light scratches on the base plate. The rest is completely clean. The film pressure plate doesn't have any marks....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-19-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 1,510
Posted By Laviolette
Thanks for the replies. I will contact the seller...

Thanks for the replies. I will contact the seller again, and ask if they could pay for the needed repairs. If they do not want, I will return the camera.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-19-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 1,510
Posted By Laviolette
Second try...should I return this camera too?

I bought a Leica CL from a reputable seller that was supposed to be in perfect working condition. The camera was as described except for a very dim rangefinder patch and the meter was underexposing...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 08-12-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 2,444
Posted By Laviolette
Thanks for all the inputs. Since I was looking...

Thanks for all the inputs. Since I was looking for a reliable user camera, I ended up returning the CL and buying a M4-2 instead. I hope this one will be fine!
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 08-02-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 2,444
Posted By Laviolette
To use it with my 21mm Color-Skopar as a second...

To use it with my 21mm Color-Skopar as a second body was my first intention, but I would prefer a fully working camera. It wasn't particularly cheap and it was advertised as fully working. :-(



I...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 08-02-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 2,444
Posted By Laviolette
Yeah, I have read that just cleaning the mirror...

Yeah, I have read that just cleaning the mirror could be enough. But it could be costlier if it needs a resilvering.
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 08-02-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 2,444
Posted By Laviolette
Leica CL with dim rangefinder patch

I just bought a nice condition Leica CL with working meter, but the rangefinder patch is *very* dim, making it impossible to focus. There's no double image per se, just a very, very faint image when...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 07-24-2016
Replies: 68
Views: 6,284
Posted By Laviolette
There's also the Retrospective series by Think...

There's also the Retrospective series by Think Tank...I have the 7, and it will hold two bodies with lenses mounted, plus an extra lens. Great quality, but the big itself isn't that small...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-27-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 3,635
Posted By Laviolette
I have been looking at the Voigtlander 28mm to go...

I have been looking at the Voigtlander 28mm to go with my 50mm 1.8 G and have a couple of questions :
- Do the small size of the lens feels weird on a SLR body? The only body I own at the moment is...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 05-27-2016
Replies: 20
Views: 5,176
Posted By Laviolette
I agree wholeheartedly - Jean is a gentlemen....

I agree wholeheartedly - Jean is a gentlemen.

Will we be able to see the pictures you took in Montréal? :-)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-31-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 1,158
Posted By Laviolette
A couple of winters ago, I spent 6-7 hours...

A couple of winters ago, I spent 6-7 hours non-stop with my 500cm in very cold weather (-30 Celsius). I had to keep one of my water bottles inside my coat, because the other one was frozen solid in...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-15-2016
Replies: 41
Views: 2,818
Posted By Laviolette
Lots of good advice so far I think. If I were...

Lots of good advice so far I think.

If I were you, I would want to try a different shooting experience. Have you thought about a TLR or another medium format camera? Coming from the 35mm world like...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-10-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 2,034
Posted By Laviolette
I use this very tank for Xtol. It's durable and...

I use this very tank for Xtol. It's durable and the spigot is convenient to use. Another plus is that you can mix the developer directly into the tank instead of a separate container. On the negative...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-14-2016
Replies: 42
Views: 4,776
Posted By Laviolette
Rolleicords are so good for the price! I have...

Rolleicords are so good for the price! I have both a Rolleicord V and a Rolleiflex 3.5F Xenotar whiteface. It would be very hard for me to tell which one was used in a blind test if I didn't have...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-13-2016
Replies: 50
Views: 4,686
Posted By Laviolette
Bonjour Jérôme, Bob Carnie gives darkroom...

Bonjour Jérôme,

Bob Carnie gives darkroom workshop in Toronto : http://www.bobcarnieprintmaking.ca/index.html

I don't know anyone doing the same in Montreal sadly. If you hear about someone, please...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-01-2015
Replies: 58
Views: 5,787
Posted By Laviolette
Around 1 roll a day for me as well. I will...

Around 1 roll a day for me as well. I will usually have two cameras that share the same lens, one loaded with color and the other with B&W. Or a 35mm camera and a medium format. My last trip, I had...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 11-04-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 920
Posted By Laviolette
I think that the 90 degree angle might help in...

I think that the 90 degree angle might help in keeping the film flat, since the film is pulled from above and the angle probably helps to keep the tension. Of course, if the film stays for a long...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-24-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 2,680
Posted By Laviolette
I never worked on a 500c body, but I changed the...

I never worked on a 500c body, but I changed the nylon stopper in a A12 back. It was ok.

Take pictures with a cell phone from all sides at every step you take. That was often a lifesaver for me.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-21-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 940
Posted By Laviolette
A very good point. I forgot to say that the...

A very good point.

I forgot to say that the filter might not be exactly 10 stops. I have a B+W and it is more like 11 stops.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-21-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 940
Posted By Laviolette
Yes a 10 stop ND filter is very dark so you are...

Yes a 10 stop ND filter is very dark so you are probably better to take the exposure reading without the filter first, then add 10 stops. You are correct when you say that for 1/60 you would need to...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-13-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 2,261
Posted By Laviolette
Tmax 400 in Xtol (1+1) : good speed and not much...

Tmax 400 in Xtol (1+1) : good speed and not much grain.

I find there's quite a difference between HC-110 and Xtol for smaller formats.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-11-2015
Replies: 36
Views: 6,491
Posted By Laviolette
Distilled water is the way to go. I usually use...

Distilled water is the way to go. I usually use all my 5L Xtol packs in 4-5 months at 1+1 dilution, stored in a floating lid tank :...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-01-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 3,541
Posted By Laviolette
The film looks fogged. The vertical dark brown...

The film looks fogged. The vertical dark brown bands that I see at regular intervals tells me that the film was rolled when it was exposed to light. Looks like the back of the camera was accidentally...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 03-27-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 9,632
Posted By Laviolette
Haha well, I use the same papers for all my...

Haha well, I use the same papers for all my lenses and I was too lazy to make a 1.5 one!

And you are right of course, the M version looks a bit better wide open here.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 03-27-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 9,632
Posted By Laviolette
Here's the test I did : - Set-up the camera on a...

Here's the test I did :

- Set-up the camera on a tripod
- Place a measuring tape that extend from the camera forward
- Place a target at 3 feet (in this case, a film box) and focus the camera on the...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 03-24-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 9,632
Posted By Laviolette
I have the LTM and purchased the M-mount Nokton...

I have the LTM and purchased the M-mount Nokton last November but eventually returned it because the improvements weren't worth it for me. I don't know if the two lenses are the same formula, but...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 03-23-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 2,482
Posted By Laviolette
It was probably my copy then, as it was much...

It was probably my copy then, as it was much stiffer than my 35mm C-Biogon and my 50mm Nokton 1.5 LTM.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 03-23-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 2,482
Posted By Laviolette
The build quality of the chrome lens is...

The build quality of the chrome lens is excellent. Great image quality too.

I eventually returned my copy though as I found the focussing action to be too stiff, I don't know if it was my lens that...
Forum: Travel 03-16-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,259
Posted By Laviolette
Thanks everyone! I can't wait to be there. Great...

Thanks everyone! I can't wait to be there. Great advice from all of you.

I have one more question : is it very windy? I suppose there's always a bit of wind on the seaside, but I want to know if it...
Forum: Travel 03-16-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,259
Posted By Laviolette
Going to Nova Scotia...

...during 2 weeks in late June. Any tips on place to visit and/or photogenic places? We will probably do Halifax and the surrounding (Lunenburg) and Cape Breton, but we aren't set for now.

Places...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-10-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1,101
Posted By Laviolette
Good to know - thanks!

Good to know - thanks!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-10-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1,101
Posted By Laviolette
Can you do a tight headshot with a 90mm at...

Can you do a tight headshot with a 90mm at minimum focus distance or do you need a 135mm for that?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-10-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1,101
Posted By Laviolette
Thanks for all the advices. I will leave the M3...

Thanks for all the advices. I will leave the M3 as it is.

I wanted to be able to do close-up portraits mainly - I guess a 90mm less would be better in that regard.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-09-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1,101
Posted By Laviolette
M3 DS - to close focus or not?

I have this very nice M3 DS (serial in the 914K) that I often wish could focus to 0.7m like my M4. From what I gathered around the web, the modification for closer focussing looks pretty easy to do....
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 02-28-2015
Replies: 54
Views: 8,746
Posted By Laviolette
Yes, it would be better if I save my cash to buy...

Yes, it would be better if I save my cash to buy it later. And I will probably get my hands on a ZM Planar before!
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 02-28-2015
Replies: 54
Views: 8,746
Posted By Laviolette
Me too.... But that would probably mean selling...

Me too.... But that would probably mean selling my black paint M4 to fund the purchase. Don't think I could do that.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-27-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,249
Posted By Laviolette
I would do like Ned said and develop/fix the film...

I would do like Ned said and develop/fix the film leader to see if it is still good. I used Ilfosol 3 quite a bit some years ago and I remember that it would oxyde and turn brown quite fast. Nice...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-20-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 2,267
Posted By Laviolette
For me, I got the sharpest scans when I raised...

For me, I got the sharpest scans when I raised the holders to the maximum height and adding little pieces of thin cardboard under the foots of the holder, raising it about 2mm more.

This is with...
Forum: Travel 01-26-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,472
Posted By Laviolette
We visited La Commandancia de la Plata, where...

We visited La Commandancia de la Plata, where Fidel and the Che hid during the first years of the Revolution. On the left our guide Luis, a cheerful villager from Santo...
Forum: Travel 01-26-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,472
Posted By Laviolette
Thanks a lot! Some more pictures : At the...

Thanks a lot!

Some more pictures :

At the Camilo Cienfuegos School for Arts :

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-Y1kIllKhilg/VMaT6hJoevI/AAAAAAAAApo/3q-cf82AMfk/w836-h859-no/Bayamo%2B6.jpg
Forum: Chris Crawford 01-23-2015
Replies: 89
Views: 53,534
Posted By Laviolette
Thanks for the videos Chris, especially the PMK...

Thanks for the videos Chris, especially the PMK one! Very informative.
Forum: Travel 01-23-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,472
Posted By Laviolette
Thanks for the comments, everyone! I love the...

Thanks for the comments, everyone!

I love the photo of the students too and will make a wet print of it soon. They were so happy to be there with us, talk and sing for us...what a great moment.

I...
Forum: Travel 01-23-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,472
Posted By Laviolette
Music part writing....cuban...

Music part writing....cuban...
Forum: Travel 01-23-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,472
Posted By Laviolette
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-nLGYjrRvSHo/VMJ...

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-nLGYjrRvSHo/VMJW6inNmZI/AAAAAAAAAmc/banpqhjf5xE/w863-h882-no/Bayamo%2B6.jpg

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-wEwpwZ9LMX4/VMJa_jnEihI/AAAAAAAAAn0/eYLuQ4C3QfE/w864-...
Forum: Travel 01-23-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,472
Posted By Laviolette
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-WIkuzg0BQMg/VMJ...

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-WIkuzg0BQMg/VMJW0ZHWHAI/AAAAAAAAAmE/3dmSJnWs0jw/w861-h882-no/Bayamo%2B3.jpg

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-u6vxeRcJHEw/VMJW2bFrhRI/AAAAAAAAAmM/AdN-MvTTmxI/s882-...
Forum: Travel 01-23-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,472
Posted By Laviolette
Bayamo, Cuba

Hello everyone,

I am a college music teacher in Trois-Rivières, Canada who just came back from a musical trip in Cuba with my students. We went to Bayamo for 10 days to learn cuban music and meet...
Forum: Travel 12-27-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 3,496
Posted By Laviolette
Bob, thanks for the link, I greatly appreciated...

Bob, thanks for the link, I greatly appreciated your pictures.

My group of students and I will be leaving next week to Bayamo Cuba for a musical trip. They will give a few concerts there and they...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-02-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 6,660
Posted By Laviolette
At the moment I have both the LTM and the M...

At the moment I have both the LTM and the M version of the Nokton and from the test I have done, I didn't found that much difference in IQ between the two. For now (more testing underway!).

I might...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-24-2014
Replies: 61
Views: 7,667
Posted By Laviolette
I just contacted Eric about the mirror ping, and...

I just contacted Eric about the mirror ping, and here's what he wrote back :

«The spring on the bottom of the mirror mech. has lost it's foam bumper and it will start making that pinging sound. I...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-24-2014
Replies: 61
Views: 7,667
Posted By Laviolette
Thank you both Johan Niels and Chris! I changed...

Thank you both Johan Niels and Chris!

I changed all the foam when I got the camera but it didn't remove the problem. I will ask a quote from Eric!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-23-2014
Replies: 178
Views: 44,240
Posted By Laviolette
A well-used M4

I bought this camera from my local university almost two years ago. I think it was the official photographer's camera. Because the slow speeds were sticking from lack of use (the camera spent many...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-23-2014
Replies: 61
Views: 7,667
Posted By Laviolette
I am lucky enough to have received a free MX with...

I am lucky enough to have received a free MX with 50mm F2 and 100mm 2.8 lenses. Beautiful viewfinder, and the 100mm lens is most excellent. It is an excellent choice if you want a simple, light and...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-21-2014
Replies: 90
Views: 7,986
Posted By Laviolette
Rolleicord V - HP5+ in xtol...

Rolleicord V - HP5+ in xtol (1+1)

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-YMWK7VXBiRo/VG_wEuI8VlI/AAAAAAAAAhc/1BMQDqSpA8w/w852-h836-no/img254.jpg
Forum: Travel 11-11-2014
Replies: 137
Views: 14,668
Posted By Laviolette
My light travel setup : - Leica M3 + 50mm Nokton...

My light travel setup :
- Leica M3 + 50mm Nokton 1.5 + 21mm Skopar
- Fuji X100
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-11-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 1,032
Posted By Laviolette
Loved it! Thanks.

Loved it! Thanks.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-06-2014
Replies: 93
Views: 6,728
Posted By Laviolette
Minolta XD11 or Pentax MX! I don't have much...

Minolta XD11 or Pentax MX!

I don't have much experience with Pentax glass, but I love many of Rokkor lenses...especially the 50mm 1.4.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 09-19-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 3,833
Posted By Laviolette
Wonderful! I bought the book Genesis a few months...

Wonderful! I bought the book Genesis a few months ago...incredible photos. I think I will be planning a short trip to New York this fall to see the exhibition!
Forum: RFF Polls 08-28-2014
Replies: 101
Views: 11,602
Posted By Laviolette
35mm : about 30-40 rolls of B&W, some color C41...

35mm : about 30-40 rolls of B&W, some color C41 and 800 feet of motion picture film
120 : about 30 rolls, mostly B&W, but also some color C41 and E6
4x5 : 4-5 boxes, mix of B&W and slide
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-11-2014
Replies: 2,012
Views: 605,664
Posted By Laviolette
This photo is nothing extraordinary, but it has a...

This photo is nothing extraordinary, but it has a special meaning to me. It is a picture of my piano teacher on one of the last lesson I had with him before finishing my music interpretation PhD. He...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-11-2014
Replies: 2,012
Views: 605,664
Posted By Laviolette
Thanks! I like the luminous and contrasty quality...

Thanks! I like the luminous and contrasty quality that your workflow provides. It suits the subject well. I started recently to expose HP5+ at EI 100 in full, cutting back the development so that...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-11-2014
Replies: 2,012
Views: 605,664
Posted By Laviolette
Love this set - beautiful composition. Can you...

Love this set - beautiful composition.

Can you share how you processed the negatives (EI, developer...) ?

Thanks!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-31-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 2,392
Posted By Laviolette
I will try a guess : 1.1 Nokton 1.2 Planar...

I will try a guess :
1.1 Nokton
1.2 Planar (warmer color for the Zeiss? not sure about this)
2.1 Nokton (OOF lights show that the aperture is a bit stopped down)
2.2 Planar
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-31-2014
Replies: 5,545
Views: 490,589
Posted By Laviolette
Expired Kodak E100 VS with minimal...

Expired Kodak E100 VS with minimal PP

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-C9Nth5Z4A5o/U9pJ8tGQ5gI/AAAAAAAAAcc/GfMVrIhQ_q4/w773-h794-no/img852.jpg
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-31-2014
Replies: 303
Views: 127,236
Posted By Laviolette
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-j3F2tc9QDm0/U9p...

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-j3F2tc9QDm0/U9pJ8Y7rYsI/AAAAAAAAAcM/ETykkcijMgk/s794-no/img843.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-30-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 2,392
Posted By Laviolette
I have the Nokton 50mm 1.5 and bought a Rigid...

I have the Nokton 50mm 1.5 and bought a Rigid after reading on how good it is for B&W film. I found out that I prefer the more modern look of the Nokton...when the conditions are right, images made...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-27-2014
Replies: 49
Views: 4,852
Posted By Laviolette
This seller always has impressive stuff for sale,...

This seller always has impressive stuff for sale, it makes me wonder where it gets it all. Not saying this negatively, just intrigued.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-04-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,394
Posted By Laviolette
Thanks for your input everyone. I will try to...

Thanks for your input everyone. I will try to pull HP5+ and FP4+ and will post results later.

Roger: both wet printing and scanning.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-02-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,394
Posted By Laviolette
Thanks for the reply. When you say lower EI, do...

Thanks for the reply. When you say lower EI, do you mean one stop, or more? When pulling HP5+, I will use an EI of 100 and develop for 7 minutes instead of 9.

I was wondering also if rotary...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-02-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,394
Posted By Laviolette
Best B&W film for pulling in high contrast situation?

I want to take pictures for a large family gathering this weekend. Weather is supposed to be sunny so it will be high contrast... I will be using my Leica M4 and 35mm C-Biogon with a yellow filter...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-05-2014
Replies: 92
Views: 15,564
Posted By Laviolette
Is it possible to use incident metering with...

Is it possible to use incident metering with slide film and still overexpose, if the scene is very bright or reflective (white snow or bright beach sand in direct sunlight) ?
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 04-12-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 3,449
Posted By Laviolette
I would move to medium format. If you like your...

I would move to medium format. If you like your SQ-A but want something lighter and smaller, maybe try a TLR? I love my Rolleicord V and it's Xenar lens. I find it to be a nice complement to my...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 03-13-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 4,590
Posted By Laviolette
Interesting series! Thanks for sharing.

Interesting series! Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Film vs Digital 03-05-2014
Replies: 180
Views: 24,967
Posted By Laviolette
90% film here...but with a full time job, two...

90% film here...but with a full time job, two young kids and doctorate studies, time is a bit short for everything photography.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-20-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 1,114
Posted By Laviolette
John Titterington just told me that he doesn't...

John Titterington just told me that he doesn't work on this lens... I will try to find someone locally.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-19-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 1,114
Posted By Laviolette
Yes, he overhauled one of my Minolta XD-11 and...

Yes, he overhauled one of my Minolta XD-11 and did a fantastic job. I will try to get a quote from him.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-19-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 1,114
Posted By Laviolette
Thanks for the heads up. I phoned this morning...

Thanks for the heads up. I phoned this morning two repair persons in my area and they both wanted to see the lens before giving an estimate.

I took a picture of the lens with a strong backlight to...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-18-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 1,114
Posted By Laviolette
250mm Rokkor - What to do?

...250mm Rokkor mirror lens...

I just discovered that the lens has a bit of haze over the entire surface of the front element. The lens is mint otherwise. What should I do? Should I send it for...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-08-2014
Replies: 52
Views: 5,958
Posted By Laviolette
Nice kit! What are the lenses?

Nice kit! What are the lenses?
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 02-05-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 8,933
Posted By Laviolette
They look good!

They look good!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-09-2014
Replies: 76
Views: 10,008
Posted By Laviolette
Hasselblad 500cm, Distagon 60mm CF, Portra...

Hasselblad 500cm, Distagon 60mm CF, Portra 160
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-SEYQfDC8tdI/Us-T6vYhRPI/AAAAAAAAAN8/LoFXK1dkA60/w815-h807-no/img848.jpg
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 01-09-2014
Replies: 411
Views: 115,778
Posted By Laviolette
M4 with C-Biogon, FP4+ developed in...

M4 with C-Biogon, FP4+ developed in DD-X.
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-z3ZAUmCVVtA/Us76YTtyYUI/AAAAAAAAAM8/iK-ClM-12SE/w1176-h727-no/img736.jpg
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-09-2014
Replies: 166
Views: 21,216
Posted By Laviolette
Very nice! I particularly like the first and the...

Very nice! I particularly like the first and the fourth.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-09-2014
Replies: 166
Views: 21,216
Posted By Laviolette
Thanks. I find it difficult to meter for chromes...

Thanks. I find it difficult to meter for chromes in winter because incident metering doesn't seems to work well for me in these situations. What's more, I even forgot my meter the day I took that...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-09-2014
Replies: 166
Views: 21,216
Posted By Laviolette
Great photos, everyone! Let's keep this thread...

Great photos, everyone!

Let's keep this thread alive.

Hasselblad 500cm, Distagon 60mm CF, Velvia 100...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-04-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 2,273
Posted By Laviolette
Beautiful tones! I gotta try Rodinal someday....

Beautiful tones! I gotta try Rodinal someday. Just curious, what camera/lens did you use?
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 01-04-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,940
Posted By Laviolette
Thanks for the advice everyone. It means much to...

Thanks for the advice everyone. It means much to me.



Great idea! Thanks.



On the exposure/developing side, everything went as I expected, so I have no idea how I could have improved that part....
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 01-04-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,940
Posted By Laviolette
Shooting snow : advice / criticism needed

I have been shooting some winter landscapes lately (-30 celcius outside...), trying to get white snow with some texture in it. I would appreciate if anyone could give me some advice on what is...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-04-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 996
Posted By Laviolette
Great advice! Thank you.

Great advice! Thank you.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-04-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 996
Posted By Laviolette
Need help evaluating repair on Rokkor glass

I purchased a Rokkor 35mm 2.8 lens last month from a eBay seller from Europe. The seller was describing the lens as being «CLA'ed» : the glass is clean and the apertures blades are snappy. But...the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-10-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,266
Posted By Laviolette
Times are short for the 200 iso film! I will have...

Times are short for the 200 iso film! I will have to use dilution H instead.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-10-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,384
Posted By Laviolette
You might find what you look for on this Flickr...

You might find what you look for on this Flickr set : http://www.flickr.com/photos/digi-film/sets/72157627864733730/
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-10-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,266
Posted By Laviolette
I've looked up for this film on Freestyle site...

I've looked up for this film on Freestyle site and...it's quite cheap! Interesting to know.

I will try it out later this month. Can someone recommend me an EI and/or developer? I have some HC110...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-10-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,266
Posted By Laviolette
That was quick...thanks! I suspected rebadged...

That was quick...thanks!

I suspected rebadged stuff, but since I have little experience (and only with Kodak and Ilford film), I wanted to know for sure.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-10-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,266
Posted By Laviolette
What film is this?

Got this roll free with a camera a while...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-14-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 2,779
Posted By Laviolette
Looks great! Keep us posted please.

Looks great! Keep us posted please.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-04-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 2,286
Posted By Laviolette
I was very surprised too...I thought they were...

I was very surprised too...I thought they were more in the 200-250$ range, except for the VFC version.

I had my eyes set on some lenses, but they went higher than what I was ready to pay.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-02-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 2,286
Posted By Laviolette
Thanks for the info! One lens for sale I didn't...

Thanks for the info!

One lens for sale I didn't know anything about is the 16mm fisheye. It seems to have selectable filters (skylight, yellow, orange and 80B) via a filter ring. First time I hear...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-01-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 2,286
Posted By Laviolette
I added quite a few to my watch list too. But...

I added quite a few to my watch list too. But funds are scarce these days...bummer.

Anybody has some experience with the 3 different 28mm Rokkor for sale (2, 2.5, 2.8) ?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-31-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 2,286
Posted By Laviolette
The black SRT is indeed beautiful. Myself,...

The black SRT is indeed beautiful.

Myself, there are some lens I wouldn't mind having...will wait to see how it goes.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-31-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 2,286
Posted By Laviolette
HU : Large estate sale of Rokkor glass and Minolta bodies

Just saw this on *Bay, I know that some people here might be interested in this.

A large estate sale with some of the rarer bodies (XK and XM) and the most prized lenses (58mm 1.2, 50mm 1.2 and 1.4,...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 10-27-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 4,134
Posted By Laviolette
I too have a bunch of Ilfochrome chemicals and...

I too have a bunch of Ilfochrome chemicals and paper that I want to sell. I got them with the package of darkroom stuff I bought this summer. I won't use it since I'm certain I will only do B&W...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 10-20-2013
Replies: 166
Views: 21,216
Posted By Laviolette
Some photos from a trip last summer (Hasselblad...

Some photos from a trip last summer (Hasselblad 500cm with 80mm Planar, Provia 100f)...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-20-2013
Replies: 108
Views: 36,953
Posted By Laviolette
For eastern Canada there's Borealis Photo in...

For eastern Canada there's Borealis Photo in Montréal. In fact, it is the only place in Québec that still do E6 processing. The service is excellent and the turnaround has always been fast (1-2 days).
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 10-17-2013
Replies: 82
Views: 6,793
Posted By Laviolette
It seems much faster, yes. A great update...

It seems much faster, yes.

A great update overall!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-30-2013
Replies: 120
Views: 9,601
Posted By Laviolette
Reading from this thread, I assume I shouldn't be...

Reading from this thread, I assume I shouldn't be worried of bringing my black paint M4 in the street when I will be in New York this october!

It's not really that I am in fear of being mugged, but...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-23-2013
Replies: 42
Views: 4,675
Posted By Laviolette
Maybe a roll of film?

Maybe a roll of film?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-18-2013
Replies: 54
Views: 4,644
Posted By Laviolette
Thanks. In the 35mm format, I have always be more...

Thanks. In the 35mm format, I have always be more of a 50mm lens type of guy, but I have lately grown to like the framing of a 35mm lens.

I sometimes find it a little tough the compose with the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-18-2013
Replies: 54
Views: 4,644
Posted By Laviolette
I'm interested to know what you think of the 60mm...

I'm interested to know what you think of the 60mm vs the 80mm for general shooting. I have a 60mm CF one on my way.

My personal kit will be 60mm + 150mm, and maybe eventually the 40mm FLE. Though I...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-24-2013
Replies: 41
Views: 3,327
Posted By Laviolette
Sekonic L-208, very portable!

Sekonic L-208, very portable!
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 08-12-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,309
Posted By Laviolette
Good timing, I was reading about this subject...

Good timing, I was reading about this subject yesterday...I will try my first FB print later this week.

BTW, very nice blog you have! I have enjoyed many of your entries.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-04-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,146
Posted By Laviolette
You are probably right, thanks again for your...

You are probably right, thanks again for your imput!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-04-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,146
Posted By Laviolette
Thanks for the replies! It seems that a buckled...

Thanks for the replies!

It seems that a buckled negative could be the answer. I checked the negative and there's doesn't seems to be physical damage, the mark is very faint.

Here's another example...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-04-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,146
Posted By Laviolette
Strange marks on negatives

I have rounded marks on many frames of the last batch of negatives I processed.

You can see one here in the sky, a bit to the left of my wife (pardon my poor scanning technique)...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-24-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 3,303
Posted By Laviolette
He's also really nice to talk to, and didn't mind...

He's also really nice to talk to, and didn't mind my lousy spoken english! :rolleyes:

OP : Glad it turns out okay...keep us posted!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-23-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 3,303
Posted By Laviolette
Yes, Gerry is awesome.

Yes, Gerry is awesome.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 07-20-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 1,077
Posted By Laviolette
Thanks - that's exactly the kind of advice I was...

Thanks - that's exactly the kind of advice I was looking for!
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 07-20-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 1,077
Posted By Laviolette
Yeah, I stumbled upon a thread here discussing...

Yeah, I stumbled upon a thread here discussing the seller's Photoshop techniques. Can't help but that gives a bit a fishy look...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 07-20-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 1,077
Posted By Laviolette
Need advice on cheap external viewfinders from the auction site

I'm looking for a finder for using 21mm lenses on my M4 and was about to buy the CV 21-25 metal finder until I found these cheap finders (~30$ incl. shipping) made by a guy from Jerusalem.

Anybody...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-16-2013
Replies: 99
Views: 6,804
Posted By Laviolette
Thanks for these links...they are very...

Thanks for these links...they are very informative.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-14-2013
Replies: 88
Views: 6,281
Posted By Laviolette
That sounds like an interesting read! Is it...

That sounds like an interesting read! Is it available somewhere as a PDF?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-14-2013
Replies: 88
Views: 6,281
Posted By Laviolette
Not much a fan of lizards? I can understand that!...

Not much a fan of lizards? I can understand that! ;)

You have a good eye for shape in your pics btw...something I aspire to.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-13-2013
Replies: 88
Views: 6,281
Posted By Laviolette
Rokkor 50mm 1.4 (Delta 400 &...

Rokkor 50mm 1.4 (Delta 400 & HC-110)

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2892/9037570065_a243cb5d80_c.jpg



Rokkor 55mm 1.7 (Fuji Superia 200) - My dad's first lens...it's in pretty bad shape, with oil...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-12-2013
Replies: 88
Views: 6,281
Posted By Laviolette
This thread needs pictures taken with Rokkor...

This thread needs pictures taken with Rokkor glass!
Forum: Travel 06-12-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 1,700
Posted By Laviolette
I don't know if you can bring only one camera,...

I don't know if you can bring only one camera, but I had three on my last trip to Mexico. About the Rolleiflex around your neck, it will probably attract some attention, but from robbers? That would...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-12-2013
Replies: 88
Views: 6,281
Posted By Laviolette
I love both my 50mm 1.4 and 135mm 2.8...very...

I love both my 50mm 1.4 and 135mm 2.8...very sharp when stopped down and a beautiful rendering wide open.

Have you tried the 24mm 2.8 VFC? I have been looking for one for quite a bit.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-12-2013
Replies: 88
Views: 6,281
Posted By Laviolette
I hope you will enjoy the camera and lens! The...

I hope you will enjoy the camera and lens!

The 28mm 3.5 is actually a fine lens, the only negative thing I could say is that it flares quite easily. I added a generic metal hood in the package if...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-16-2013
Replies: 32
Views: 4,293
Posted By Laviolette
Agree on the Ilford films drying flat. I can't...

Agree on the Ilford films drying flat.

I can't say the same thing about Neopan 400, which I have to leave under heavy books for a week before scanning it.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-03-2013
Replies: 76
Views: 14,969
Posted By Laviolette
Many beautiful shots in this thread...

Many beautiful shots in this thread...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-27-2013
Replies: 106
Views: 6,601
Posted By Laviolette
Delta 400 (10 chars)

Delta 400

(10 chars)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-26-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 621
Posted By Laviolette
I started using distilled water for the final...

I started using distilled water for the final rinse and it helps a lot, but will also check for a filter following Roger's advice.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-14-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,098
Posted By Laviolette
My M4 has the genuine looking L seal since it...

My M4 has the genuine looking L seal since it came back from the good care of Gerry Smith at Kindermann Canada (complete disassembly and cleaning, curtains replacement).
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-12-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 2,336
Posted By Laviolette
Very interesting read! Thank you for your...

Very interesting read! Thank you for your insight.

I hope to see pictures of your camera once done.

Reading comments as yours push me more and more toward doing it myself, and learning along the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-12-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 764
Posted By Laviolette
If the problem is electronic, there is probably...

If the problem is electronic, there is probably not much to do about it. From the video, I can see that you have the oldest version. Could you post another video, with the back door removed so we can...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-12-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 764
Posted By Laviolette
My second XD-11 didn't work very well until I...

My second XD-11 didn't work very well until I used it quite a bit. It was left for too long unused.

Did you play a bit with the film speed knob?

Just to make sure, the O and B settings feel a...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-12-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 2,336
Posted By Laviolette
I am actually giving it some thinking...and...

I am actually giving it some thinking...and reading on the subject. That might be a week-end project.



It is! I'm a musician.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-12-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 2,336
Posted By Laviolette
Update : I opened the camera to see what's wrong...

Update : I opened the camera to see what's wrong with the shutter. It looks like the first curtain is unglued :

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8406/8642544389_c9b369d489_b.jpg

The curtain also looks...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-10-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 2,336
Posted By Laviolette
Trois-Rivières, but my brother is in Hull and a...

Trois-Rivières, but my brother is in Hull and a visit to him was planned soon!
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-10-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 2,336
Posted By Laviolette
Thanks for the replies so far. I forgot to say in...

Thanks for the replies so far. I forgot to say in my original post that the shutter was partly working when I first got the camera : looks like there was only the closing curtain though. After...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-10-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 2,336
Posted By Laviolette
Leica MDa dilemna

I just bought a MDa for very cheap (50$). The camera is in pretty good condition except for a broken shutter (curtains are stuck open after winding). I know some people use these for scale focusing...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-05-2013
Replies: 727
Views: 150,030
Posted By Laviolette
Agree. I love the quality of this 50/1.4 wide...

Agree. I love the quality of this 50/1.4 wide open, and stopped down it is really sharp. The way it render colour is superb, too.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-03-2013
Replies: 38
Views: 3,395
Posted By Laviolette
I did quite some research and the people here...

I did quite some research and the people here were especially helpful. And I wanted the vulcanite changed for a new leatherette first, but Gerry Smith talked me out of it. I'm happy he did, as his...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 04-03-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,505
Posted By Laviolette
Agreed. Shipping charges from B&H get exponential...

Agreed. Shipping charges from B&H get exponential as soon as you want something heavier.



Thanks, I will check with Photo Service.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 04-03-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,505
Posted By Laviolette
Can I ask you where you can get Rodinal in...

Can I ask you where you can get Rodinal in Montreal?
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 04-03-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,505
Posted By Laviolette
I usually buy from B&H (HC-110 and D-76, no...

I usually buy from B&H (HC-110 and D-76, no problem with shipping across the border), but I saw many popular developers on my last visit to Lozeau in Montreal : T-Max, HC-110 and the likes. They...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-02-2013
Replies: 38
Views: 3,395
Posted By Laviolette
I just wanted to say a big thanks to everyone who...

I just wanted to say a big thanks to everyone who helped me.

The M4 was back last week from the good care of Gerry Smith at Kindermann Canada. It works wonderfully! He did a complete overhaul,...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 04-02-2013
Replies: 411
Views: 115,778
Posted By Laviolette
Thanks! It's actually what I was trying to do,...

Thanks!

It's actually what I was trying to do, and it still doesn't work... Do I need a Pro account on Flickr? I use OS X Mountain Lion and my computer is up to date.

I linked to the same picture...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 04-02-2013
Replies: 411
Views: 115,778
Posted By Laviolette
Low light situation : 2.8 and 1/15,...

Low light situation : 2.8 and 1/15, hand-held.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8244/8614978552_a567524f85_b.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-27-2013
Replies: 39
Views: 3,535
Posted By Laviolette
Well, I'm still pretty new to developing but I...

Well, I'm still pretty new to developing but I remarked a gigantic difference when I went from tap water to distilled water for the developer mix (hc-110) and final rinse. My negatives are much...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-18-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 1,554
Posted By Laviolette
I am very pleased with this backpack...

I am very pleased with this backpack :

http://products.lowepro.com/product/Photo-Hatchback-22L-AW,2301,14.htm

It's very comfortable, has a rain cover and two pockets for water bottles. You can also...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-13-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 970
Posted By Laviolette
I indeed searched for a well-respected technician...

I indeed searched for a well-respected technician in Minolta repairs. Seeing the feedback you are giving me, it seems that this happen on a regular basis. I will just send back the camera tomorrow...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-12-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 970
Posted By Laviolette
It should be around 15$ I think (or 30$, since I...

It should be around 15$ I think (or 30$, since I suppose I will have to pay for the back trip too) . It's more of a matter of principle. I was expecting a verified, fully working camera.

But I...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-12-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 970
Posted By Laviolette
Need advice about a camera just back from repair

I sent my Minolta XD11 to a well-know technician for a general CLA and a changing of the eye diopter, which was stained from the inside. There was no other issues about the camera that I knew of. I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-09-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 3,297
Posted By Laviolette
Nice set! Like the others said, love the bail...

Nice set!

Like the others said, love the bail bond photo.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-09-2013
Replies: 45
Views: 2,938
Posted By Laviolette
It's exactly the same for me. I started with...

It's exactly the same for me. I started with digital, but right now 95% of what I shoot is film. This forum is really the nicest place about photography that I know!

I got a deal on my first...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 03-05-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 2,010
Posted By Laviolette
Congrats! 10 chars

Congrats!

10 chars
Forum: Optics Theory - 03-04-2013
Replies: 61
Views: 8,023
Posted By Laviolette
I can see how the previous Mamiya example has...

I can see how the previous Mamiya example has less than beautiful bokeh, but I fail to see how this one is bad.

Can you help me? Just trying to learn. :)
Forum: RFF Polls 02-28-2013
Replies: 99
Views: 7,879
Posted By Laviolette
35mm more these days, but I also use 120 quite...

35mm more these days, but I also use 120 quite often.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-28-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,034
Posted By Laviolette
Your post was a great read...thank you. Good...

Your post was a great read...thank you.

Good luck with the contest.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-18-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 2,625
Posted By Laviolette
Agree with the others, it's very interesting!

Agree with the others, it's very interesting!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-14-2013
Replies: 38
Views: 3,395
Posted By Laviolette
I like my Jupiter 8, too bad my Zorki can't...

I like my Jupiter 8, too bad my Zorki can't follow! The shutter will sometimes stay, especially if I haven't used the camera for some time. I wanted to open and clean it, but never got the time. It...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-14-2013
Replies: 38
Views: 3,395
Posted By Laviolette
Thanks again everyone. I don't want to sell the...

Thanks again everyone. I don't want to sell the camera, as I was planning to get a M body in the future. This M4 was really an unplanned purchase, as I went to the sale looking for the lens that went...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-13-2013
Replies: 38
Views: 3,395
Posted By Laviolette
Thanks for the replies so far! This forum is such...

Thanks for the replies so far! This forum is such a nice place.

I will look into the lens suggestions you made, especially the lens I never heard about, like the Nikkors, Konicas and the Canons. The...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-13-2013
Replies: 38
Views: 3,395
Posted By Laviolette
Well, I took the plunge - My first M (and some questions)

Not a planned purchase, but when our local university placed an ad about old cameras for sale, I went for a quick look. I saw a black paint M4 among the other stuff and not too sure of the value, I...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-29-2013
Replies: 38
Views: 3,483
Posted By Laviolette
I too was wondering about that. Maybe it is...

I too was wondering about that. Maybe it is cheaper in some countries when the shipping is considered?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-16-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 1,176
Posted By Laviolette
No issues with the film I buy online at B&H...

No issues with the film I buy online at B&H photo. The shipping is pretty fast too (average of 3 days).
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-03-2013
Replies: 121
Views: 13,671
Posted By Laviolette
I didn't try that many SLR, but the smoothest was...

I didn't try that many SLR, but the smoothest was my Minolta XD-11. Others I have tried were the Nikon FM2n, Pentax MX and Minolta SRT-101. Oh, and the Hasselblad 500cm.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-07-2012
Replies: 80
Views: 4,724
Posted By Laviolette
I shoot about 5-10 rolls a month, 90% of them in...

I shoot about 5-10 rolls a month, 90% of them in B&W (self-processed).

There's not much film choice where I live and it is more expensive than in the US, so I buy everything I need from B&H.

In a...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-17-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 2,062
Posted By Laviolette
I couldn't turn mine like that. In fact, after...

I couldn't turn mine like that. In fact, after some consecutive shots, my fingers become a bit numb of gripping the winder.

I will follow your advice and CLA my camera. Thanks so much for your...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-16-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 2,062
Posted By Laviolette
Thanks for the reply. Tonight, i tried the camera...

Thanks for the reply. Tonight, i tried the camera with the back open, firing each shutter speed many times. I was able to see the problem with the 1/125 speed, where the closing curtain stayed a bit...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-16-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 2,062
Posted By Laviolette
Zorki 4 shutter problem

About half the frames in my last roll of film had an overexposed stripe on the right. The stripes are not all the same : some are wider and completely overexposed while others are less so.

Since...
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