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Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 971
Posted By EarlJam
Thanks! That's good to know. I only had a brief...

Thanks! That's good to know. I only had a brief opportunity with the new backing material; "mylar-like" was a touch impression. I still have some "old" Kodak 120 in the freezer, so have not yet had...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 971
Posted By EarlJam
About a year ago, the guys at my local shop...

About a year ago, the guys at my local shop mentioned that the new backing material on Kodak TMAX 120 is causing problems for some Rolleiflexes. The backing appears to be a Mylar-like plastic. With...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-17-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,300
Posted By EarlJam
Sam's on the right track here, I think. In...

Sam's on the right track here, I think. In addition to the Rollei 35, consider one of the many 60s/70s era compact RFs: Konica Auto S3 or C35; Olympus RD/RC; Minolta HiMatic 7; Canon QL17; etc. These...
Forum: Other RF 06-09-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 559
Posted By EarlJam
Aires 35, by the looks of it....

Aires 35, by the looks of it.

http://camera-wiki.org/wiki/Aires_35
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 05-06-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 757
Posted By EarlJam
I had that same issue whenever I used Fuji film...

I had that same issue whenever I used Fuji film in my Fuji GS645W. Never with Kodak or Ilford 120, however. My theory was that Fuji backing paper was slicker than that of other mfg's and didn't...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-01-2019
Replies: 2,699
Views: 793,093
Posted By EarlJam
My Pentax MX, with lenses added over the years....

My Pentax MX, with lenses added over the years. Purchased new when my older daughter was born, still chugging along when she got married. Now taking pictures of the grandkids, one of whom will...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-18-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 395
Posted By EarlJam
We have Mission-style wood furniture, so I used...

We have Mission-style wood furniture, so I used floating wooden shelves for the smaller cameras. The two large format cameras, a 5x7 Century and 4x5 Graflex Series D, had to go on top of the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-07-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 2,850
Posted By EarlJam
When I dug through my dad's camera accumulation...

When I dug through my dad's camera accumulation in 2011, I came across a lens/shutter assembly from a Revere stereo camera. I suspect this came from Edmund Scientific, probably leftover parts. There...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-20-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 874
Posted By EarlJam
Lovely photos and a touching story, Tim; thanks...

Lovely photos and a touching story, Tim; thanks for sharing. My dad spent his time during WW2 in relative comfort, developing and printing reconnaissance photos in a USAAF photo lab in the UK.

Re...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-27-2019
Replies: 1,305
Views: 336,215
Posted By EarlJam
My older daughter's father-in-law, just ahead of...

My older daughter's father-in-law, just ahead of the wedding.

Pentax MX on Tri-X
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-22-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 482
Posted By EarlJam
The lens would be a perfect SLOB companion for...

The lens would be a perfect SLOB companion for this:

https://www.occamera.com/product-p/1957-mp.htm
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-07-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,662
Posted By EarlJam
One operational requirement with the F2 is to not...

One operational requirement with the F2 is to not leave the shutter cocked for more than a few hours, i.e. overnight. Sover Wong has some details on his...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-09-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 322
Posted By EarlJam
There was a nice writeup about Mr Hogancamp on...

There was a nice writeup about Mr Hogancamp on Collectors Weekly, a couple of years ago.

https://www.collectorsweekly.com/articles/how-playing-with-dolls-lets-a-hate-crime-survivor-fight-back/
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 12-03-2018
Replies: 34
Views: 1,578
Posted By EarlJam
I still have mine as well, purchased new in 1969...

I still have mine as well, purchased new in 1969 as my first 35mm camera. That the camera survived, as long as it has, is due to my sister, who dropped it lens-first in 1970 or so. The camera sat in...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 11-21-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 1,407
Posted By EarlJam
If you want to splurge a bit, there's a near-new...

If you want to splurge a bit, there's a near-new Billingham Hadley bag currently posted on the Large Format forum. Located in Los...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-21-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 559
Posted By EarlJam
I was reading an article on Deadcameras the other...

I was reading an article on Deadcameras the other day and saw a reference to Fototecnica, a repair shop in Oporto that might be able to repair your Contax, should you decide to go that route. I have...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-19-2018
Replies: 258
Views: 35,838
Posted By EarlJam
About the time my first child came along in 1978,...

About the time my first child came along in 1978, I replaced a well-worn Fuji ST 701 with a black MX and 50/1.7. I've learned, the hard way, to never sell a camera with which I've bonded.

Here are...
Forum: Photo Software 10-16-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,036
Posted By EarlJam
I've had good luck with Photoshop Elements, one...

I've had good luck with Photoshop Elements, one of the last remaining Adobe packages that doesn't require a subscription. I tend to update every 3 or 4 years, as I don't tend to use a lot of the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-03-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 976
Posted By EarlJam
$2.50 in 2003 dollars is about $3.15 today. The...

$2.50 in 2003 dollars is about $3.15 today. The bigger issue is what's happened to the price of silver over those 15 years. In late 2003, spot silver was priced at $4.82/oz. It jumped to nearly...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-02-2018
Replies: 42
Views: 2,189
Posted By EarlJam
I inherited a couple of rolls worth of 127...

I inherited a couple of rolls worth of 127 nitrate film, shot by my grandfather in late 1917 as he trained for deployment to Europe. Aside from the content, what fascinates me the most is seeing 127...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 07-10-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 1,296
Posted By EarlJam
Harry Fleenor (Oceanside Camera Repair) is the...

Harry Fleenor (Oceanside Camera Repair) is the Rollei guru on the West Coast. I've had good luck with him over the years, for both my Rolleiflex MX and Rollei 35. The most recent service for the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-18-2018
Replies: 45
Views: 3,668
Posted By EarlJam
I should have clarified - the Fuji was purchased...

I should have clarified - the Fuji was purchased used, a little worn but in otherwise good condition, at a decent price. My grandson is just now 5 years old, so has grown up with the instant...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-17-2018
Replies: 45
Views: 3,668
Posted By EarlJam
I've been running through this argument for my...

I've been running through this argument for my grandchildren. Thinking back to my childhood, the common "first camera" was a Kodak 127 box camera of some sort: fixed lens, one or two apertures, in...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-12-2018
Replies: 4,571
Views: 1,304,485
Posted By EarlJam
M6 TTL, 50mm Summicron, Tri-X, and available...

M6 TTL, 50mm Summicron, Tri-X, and available light from a patio door.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-11-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 1,175
Posted By EarlJam
Thanks! That's a great picture as well....

Thanks! That's a great picture as well. Coincidentally, my dad had a later Graflex SLR that his brother bought for him when he returned from WW2 service. He used it quite a bit for about a decade;...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-11-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 1,175
Posted By EarlJam
Rick's re-enactment photo is reminiscent of the...

Rick's re-enactment photo is reminiscent of the roll of 127 negatives of my grandfather's time in service, during WW 1. My favorite is this one, taken in late 1917 before he shipped out, of my...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-09-2018
Replies: 81
Views: 4,372
Posted By EarlJam
My favorite combination for pictures of older...

My favorite combination for pictures of older vehicles is the Rolleiflex 3.5 Tessar and Tri-X.

This shot of one of the VWs in the neighborhood was made with the Rollei on TMAX 400, but there's...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-29-2018
Replies: 407
Views: 18,238
Posted By EarlJam
November or early 1966. Just another day in the...

November or early 1966. Just another day in the neighborhood, typical weather for Southern California and the nearly year-round need for yardwork. My mom and one of our older neighbors, who lived...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-27-2018
Replies: 407
Views: 18,238
Posted By EarlJam
September 1979. K25 (if memory serves), Pentax...

September 1979. K25 (if memory serves), Pentax MX. Mix of ambient light from a patio door and bounce flash.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-26-2018
Replies: 407
Views: 18,238
Posted By EarlJam
In addition to still photos, my grandfather also...

In addition to still photos, my grandfather also shot home movies, starting with Pathe 9.5mm in the mid 1920s and then Kodak 8mm beginning in the early 1930s.

I had the home movies transferred to...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-25-2018
Replies: 407
Views: 18,238
Posted By EarlJam
Two more to add to the informal "Post-war beach...

Two more to add to the informal "Post-war beach series" that's emerged on this thread. Both taken at Laguna Beach, July and October 1946 as noted in the file name.

Re Kodachrome stability, I've...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-24-2018
Replies: 407
Views: 18,238
Posted By EarlJam
Thanks. One that my dad took. He had strong fine...

Thanks. One that my dad took. He had strong fine art skills (that I didn't inherit) that informed his still photography, in particular posed shots.

I'm not sure what camera he used in that era and...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-24-2018
Replies: 407
Views: 18,238
Posted By EarlJam
April, 1947. My dad's sister. In looking at all...

April, 1947. My dad's sister.

In looking at all of the images posted to this thread, it strikes me that Kodak's success with Kodachrome was in having the right product at the right time: the world...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-23-2018
Replies: 407
Views: 18,238
Posted By EarlJam
April, 1980, late afternoon at Grand Canyon....

April, 1980, late afternoon at Grand Canyon. Pentax MX, 100/2.8.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-22-2018
Replies: 407
Views: 18,238
Posted By EarlJam
Thanks, Dave. And thanks for creating this...

Thanks, Dave. And thanks for creating this thread, one of the best photo galleries I've seen in many years.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-22-2018
Replies: 407
Views: 18,238
Posted By EarlJam
My nephew, about the time that I first met him,...

My nephew, about the time that I first met him, Summer 1976. K64 if memory serves, Fujica ST 701 and an off-brand 135/2.8.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-22-2018
Replies: 407
Views: 18,238
Posted By EarlJam
A Kodachrome print of a Kodachrome slide. Early...

A Kodachrome print of a Kodachrome slide. Early 1954, my sister and me with our great-grandparents.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-22-2018
Replies: 407
Views: 18,238
Posted By EarlJam
Christmas 1946. My grandparents in their back...

Christmas 1946. My grandparents in their back yard. I suspect the somewhat desaturated color is due to the use of an uncoated lens.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-21-2018
Replies: 112
Views: 3,669
Posted By EarlJam
There's a range of B+W emulsions outside of the...

There's a range of B+W emulsions outside of the "big 3". I've recently started using Fomapan, thus far happy with the results. Here's a recent shot on Fomapan 400, overcast day, with a K2 (yellow)...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-18-2018
Replies: 407
Views: 18,238
Posted By EarlJam
Great idea! I, with many, sorely miss Kodachrome....

Great idea! I, with many, sorely miss Kodachrome. I'm glad I shot as much as I did and wish I had shot more. Oh, well, time marches on.

That said, some images from the family archive, representative...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-04-2018
Replies: 79
Views: 2,831
Posted By EarlJam
When I sent my M4-P to Youxin Ye for a CLA, he...

When I sent my M4-P to Youxin Ye for a CLA, he advised "[p]lease bear in mind for Leica M4-P, you should never use the flash plugs in the back due to Leitz used soft plastic to make the flash...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-01-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1,136
Posted By EarlJam
You're spot on regarding Ritz. Sadly, the...

You're spot on regarding Ritz. Sadly, the Portland store was formerly Camera World, a competent brick-and-mortar and mail order shop that was also one of the early e-retailers. Ritz purchased CW in...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 03-25-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 2,112
Posted By EarlJam
Hmm. I've owned my 35SE for 35 years, use it...

Hmm. I've owned my 35SE for 35 years, use it reasonably often, and have had no mishaps with it.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-01-2018
Replies: 47
Views: 3,493
Posted By EarlJam
The Olympus 35 RC is one of my favorite travel...

The Olympus 35 RC is one of my favorite travel cameras. Meets the small and light criteria; good lens; rangefinder; auto exposure with battery, plus full range of shutter speeds and aperture control...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-21-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 576
Posted By EarlJam
The center button has both "locked" and...

The center button has both "locked" and "unlocked" positions. There's a pinpoint-sized dot on the button. At the 12:00 position, the needle is locked until you press the button. If you press the...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 01-13-2018
Replies: 50
Views: 5,166
Posted By EarlJam
While I generally find myself returning to Domke,...

While I generally find myself returning to Domke, I've also considered Crumpler and Think Tank bags. All comes down to finding "the one" that fits both the equipment being carried and how the bag...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-28-2017
Replies: 81
Views: 3,342
Posted By EarlJam
Fullerton Camera...

Fullerton Camera (http://fullertoncameras.com/)

Just up the road from Disneyland and other Orange County attractions. In addition to new and used camera and lens sales, they also sell film and have...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-12-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 1,134
Posted By EarlJam
I have both an M6 TTL .85 and M4-P (mfg'd in...

I have both an M6 TTL .85 and M4-P (mfg'd in 1980, so not sure where it falls in the brass vs. zinc list). I generally use the M6 TTL for color and M4-P for B+W.

The framelines in the M4-P are...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 10-10-2017
Replies: 544
Views: 137,998
Posted By EarlJam
Rollei 35SE and TMAX 100, at the Mt Whitney...

Rollei 35SE and TMAX 100, at the Mt Whitney campground.
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