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Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 64
Views: 6,335
Posted By Pentode
I almost always use a yellow #8 (K2) when I shoot...

I almost always use a yellow #8 (K2) when I shoot B&W outdoors, which is most of the time for me. If I’m looking for more contrast or a strong sky effect I’ll use a darker yellow, orange or red. K2...
Forum: RFF News 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 1,428
Posted By Pentode
I went to see this last weekend. The color work...

I went to see this last weekend. The color work was really interesting. Much more static than his B&W work. Due to the slow speed of Kodachrome at that time he was forced to shoot more stationary...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8,893
Views: 867,680
Posted By Pentode
I waited a loooong time, but I just bought my...

I waited a loooong time, but I just bought my first Leica.
A 1961 M3 in decent, user condition.

Leather's been replaced, strap lugs probably should be, slow speeds are a bit sluggish but optics...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 346
Posted By Pentode
I have a copy already and, yes, itís very...

I have a copy already and, yes, itís very helpful. Thanks for the tip!
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 346
Posted By Pentode
Thanks for that! I’m in the midst of a (very...

Thanks for that! I’m in the midst of a (very slow) conversion of a basement bathroom. When finished it will be an uncomfortably small darkroom but it’s the space I have to work with so I’m going to...
Forum: RFF News 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 1,428
Posted By Pentode
Wow - I had completely forgotten this was going...

Wow - I had completely forgotten this was going on! Now I know what I’ll be doing this weekend.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-12-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,130
Posted By Pentode
@bert26, Black, small and basic with some padding...

@bert26, Black, small and basic with some padding describes a huge number of simple camera bags by dozens of makers. Are there any other specifics you can share with us that might help narrow your...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-16-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,620
Posted By Pentode
Lomography is a double-edged sword; Sure, it's a...

Lomography is a double-edged sword; Sure, it's a marketing ploy. It never pretended to be otherwise. And sure, it invites third parties to jump on the Lomo bandwagon and charge crazy prices for...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-14-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 522
Posted By Pentode
I've developed lots of expired C-41in Rodinal...

I've developed lots of expired C-41in Rodinal 1:50 for 15 minutes with fairly typical agitation: 1 minute continuous and 5 seconds per minute.

The results usually have big grain and low contrast but...
Forum: Travel 05-10-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 723
Posted By Pentode
My god!! How did I forget The Donut Pub?!? It...

My god!! How did I forget The Donut Pub?!? It truly is one of the last vestiges of 'real' New York.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-10-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 3,696
Posted By Pentode
Yes, yes and yes. I frequently change up my...

Yes, yes and yes.

I frequently change up my agitation depending upon the film/developer combination and the lighting conditions when I shot. I always use hand tanks (not enough room for a Jobo) and...
Forum: Travel 05-09-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 723
Posted By Pentode
The Highline is free. Another thing I tell...

The Highline is free.

Another thing I tell everyone to do:
Walk over the Brooklyn Bridge from the Brooklyn side toward Manhattan at night.

Chinatown in Manhattan is a shadow of its former self...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-30-2019
Replies: 124
Views: 51,972
Posted By Pentode
Radu is well-versed in quite a lot of cameras and...

Radu is well-versed in quite a lot of cameras and his work and prices are both quite good.
He is very busy, though.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-24-2019
Replies: 73
Views: 2,941
Posted By Pentode
I’m just gonna copy and paste my reply to the...

I’m just gonna copy and paste my reply to the same question that’s floating around on APUG right now:

I have a whole lot. I buy film whenever I see a good deal. I shoot a fair amount so I know it's...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-23-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 335
Posted By Pentode
Most PCBs are already coated at the factory.

Most PCBs are already coated at the factory.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-20-2019
Replies: 96
Views: 4,567
Posted By Pentode
Up until a couple of years ago I would have voted...

Up until a couple of years ago I would have voted 35 without hesitation. For the past two years or so I’ve rediscovered the 50 and find I’m using it more than ever. I still use 35s a lot but I’m...
Forum: Nikon RF 04-20-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,878
Posted By Pentode
Coming from a Kiev 4a, I found the S3 very easy...

Coming from a Kiev 4a, I found the S3 very easy to get used to and a lot more reliable. That’s saying a lot because my Kiev is pretty darn reliable in its own right.

The Nikkor 50/1.4 is the only...
Forum: Yashica RF 04-19-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 456
Posted By Pentode
Me, too. Just soft plastic push-covers with mine...

Me, too. Just soft plastic push-covers with mine as well.
I have a couple of similar aux lens sets for TLRs that have no caps at all; they just sit in the case.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-19-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,172
Posted By Pentode
Nice writeup. I really like the bridge photo. I...

Nice writeup. I really like the bridge photo.

I have a J-12 I use with my Kiev 4a and I like it, too.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-17-2019
Replies: 106
Views: 8,883
Posted By Pentode
I do find it to be a little grainy but not unduly...

I do find it to be a little grainy but not unduly so. It reminds me a lot of the old, pre-2007 Tri-X. I use D-76 1:1 for 10:00 at 68deg and I use the Kodak agitation suggested for Tri-X in SS tanks....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-17-2019
Replies: 106
Views: 8,883
Posted By Pentode
I just saw that a few weeks ago. Iíve been...

I just saw that a few weeks ago.

Iíve been pleased enough with both the N74+ and the UN54+ that I placed an order for a 400í roll of each from Colorlab in MD. I donít know how long Iíll have to...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-10-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1,037
Posted By Pentode
Iím almost certain youíd need bigger string than...

Iím almost certain youíd need bigger string than that to tie up your yak.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-08-2019
Replies: 264
Views: 16,887
Posted By Pentode
Well said, aizan. A great loss and a wonderful...

Well said, aizan. A great loss and a wonderful legacy. The photographic community is better for having had him in our midst.
Forum: Travel 04-01-2019
Replies: 154
Views: 5,251
Posted By Pentode
Thank you so much, Margus, for continuing to...

Thank you so much, Margus, for continuing to update this thread.
Your travelogue and, especially, your photographs are simply amazing.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 03-31-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 1,556
Posted By Pentode
What’s especially interesting to me about these...

What’s especially interesting to me about these photos is just how many of them, apart from period clothing, could have been taken yesterday. The daily existence in NYC, something I live all the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-27-2019
Replies: 8,893
Views: 867,680
Posted By Pentode
In the last 2 weeks I made three separate...

In the last 2 weeks I made three separate purchases:
Voigtlander Prominent I with Ultron 50/2
then,
Voigtlander Dynaron 100mm and Skoparon 35mm
then,
Minolta SRT-102

It's been a good couple of weeks.
Forum: Travel 03-22-2019
Replies: 154
Views: 5,251
Posted By Pentode
I’m extremely envious of your travels. My wife...

I’m extremely envious of your travels.

My wife and I love travel and we each did a fair amount of traveling for work when we were younger but we now find ourselves in jobs where taking more than a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-22-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 1,348
Posted By Pentode
I only use film and I only own one camera with a...

I only use film and I only own one camera with a motor drive, which I very seldom use so I don’t spray by any stretch of the imagination. I do shoot more or less depending upon the subject, the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-13-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 412
Posted By Pentode
Those look really good, John.

Those look really good, John.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-13-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 412
Posted By Pentode
You’ll Also find a fair amount of data on the...

You’ll Also find a fair amount of data on the massive dev chart listed under “discontinued films” as well as a couple of time/EI combinations on filmdev.org.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-13-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 412
Posted By Pentode
You could start...

You could start here:
https://unblinkingeye.com/Articles/Times/TechPan/techpan.html

Photographers’ Formulary makes their version of Technidol called TD-3.

I would shoot at EI 25 and either use TD-3...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-06-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 2,296
Posted By Pentode
I’m glad I stumbled on this thread as I have a...

I’m glad I stumbled on this thread as I have a 100’ roll of Pan-X in the freezer and was wondering how I was going to approach developing. This has provided a lot of ideas.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-06-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 2,296
Posted By Pentode
Yeah, it’s tempting. It would work out to almost...

Yeah, it’s tempting. It would work out to almost 300 rolls of 120!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-28-2019
Replies: 2,108
Views: 388,752
Posted By Pentode
Yes!! Thank you so much! Iíve been shooting a...

Yes!! Thank you so much!


Iíve been shooting a lot of both recently. I donít find them to be as similar as some people do, but I like them both very much. I should scan some of my 5222 stuff and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-26-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,338
Posted By Pentode
When my photography sucks I just lower my...

When my photography sucks I just lower my standards. Works every time.
My photos from 10 years ago are MUCH better than they used to be!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-23-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 532
Posted By Pentode
A tool like that would certainly be neat, but I...

A tool like that would certainly be neat, but I just use tape with my Kalt cassettes and it’s been fine for me.

I have some FSU reloadable cassettes that have a rather ingenious little clip built...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-22-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,539
Posted By Pentode
If I’m using a camera with a meter I’ll take...

If I’m using a camera with a meter I’ll take advantage of it but fewer than half of my cameras are metered. When I carry an unmetered camera I seldom bring a handheld meter along. There’s one in my...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-12-2019
Replies: 1
Views: 277
Posted By Pentode
Tasma KN-3 developing times

I posted this over at PHOTRIO yesterday and haven’t gotten any bites (yet) so I figured I’d see if I had better luck here. Thanks in advance!

l just took a chance on a spool of this outdated film....
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-04-2019
Replies: 70
Views: 2,093
Posted By Pentode
I wish I had realized how truly great Kodak HIE...

I wish I had realized how truly great Kodak HIE was before they stopped making it.

I also wish I had learned earlier to take good notes in the darkroom. I had been told to but it didn’t penetrate...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-22-2019
Replies: 323
Views: 25,398
Posted By Pentode
I wonít say that any of these fail to live up to...

I wonít say that any of these fail to live up to expectations as theyíre all excellent cameras, but none of these worked well for me and my shooting style:

Bronica S2a - an invincible tank of a...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-10-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 986
Posted By Pentode
I’ve had a V500 for years and find it is quite...

I’ve had a V500 for years and find it is quite easy to work with and gives results that are as nice as you’re likely to get with a flatbed. The supplied negative holders work okay but they’re not...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-08-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 5,839
Posted By Pentode
I currently have a Lloyd’s and a Watson 66 and...

I currently have a Lloyd’s and a Watson 66 and recently gave away an Alden 74. I don’t really have a strong preference either way and I average around 18-20 36ex rolls per 100’ spool regardless of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-29-2018
Replies: 70
Views: 1,445
Posted By Pentode
Everything is in pretty consistent rotation but...

Everything is in pretty consistent rotation but recently I’ve spent a little more time with several cameras: Minolta SRT-101, Pentax SV, Pentax SP-II, Zorki 3m, Praktina, Braun Super Paxette.

I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-21-2018
Replies: 8,893
Views: 867,680
Posted By Pentode
I just ordered a safelight from the Bay of E. ...

I just ordered a safelight from the Bay of E. Should get it sometime next week.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-07-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 744
Posted By Pentode
An m42 lens from the fifties should work on a...

An m42 lens from the fifties should work on a current m42 body. It’s possible that the lens is simply not adjusted properly and needs to be collimated.

It’s most definitely not an Exakta mount as...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-04-2018
Replies: 8,893
Views: 867,680
Posted By Pentode
Two Enna Sockel lenses for my Exakta VX: a 24mm...

Two Enna Sockel lenses for my Exakta VX: a 24mm f/4 and a 135mm f/2.8.


Uh, oh.... another fountain pen guy....
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 12-04-2018
Replies: 34
Views: 1,578
Posted By Pentode
Cute is about right. Maybe even adorable. Mine,...

Cute is about right. Maybe even adorable.
Mine, sadly, has an ailing shutter which makes it decidedly less cute but I’ll get around to repairing it one of these days.
Forum: RFF Polls 12-01-2018
Replies: 2,917
Views: 1,782,465
Posted By Pentode
I’m stuck at work until after sundown tonight and...

I’m stuck at work until after sundown tonight and it’s supposed to rain early tomorrow. If it clears up I’ll probably put some film through either a freshly CLA’d Pentax SV or a newly acquired Zorki...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-30-2018
Replies: 58
Views: 1,792
Posted By Pentode
If you have to ask, are you sure you're on the...

If you have to ask, are you sure you're on the right forum? ;)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-30-2018
Replies: 58
Views: 1,792
Posted By Pentode
Just to be clear, the cameras I'm talking about...

Just to be clear, the cameras I'm talking about in my previous post are not toys and they're certainly not point'n'shoots. They may not have the cachet or the snob appeal of some other cameras, but...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-30-2018
Replies: 8,893
Views: 867,680
Posted By Pentode
A stainless steel 11x14 print washer from...

A stainless steel 11x14 print washer from Craigslist and a 100í roll of frozen Pan-X from a nice gentleman on the Photrio forum.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-30-2018
Replies: 58
Views: 1,792
Posted By Pentode
For this reason alone I wonder why 95% of the...

For this reason alone I wonder why 95% of the responses so far have centered around interchangeable-lens RFs when there are a host (I mean really a lot) of excellent fixed-lens RFs from the 50s...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-24-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 1,590
Posted By Pentode
Kodak put themselves on the map over 100 years...

Kodak put themselves on the map over 100 years ago by selling to the masses. How does this differ?
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-24-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 454
Posted By Pentode
I hand wash them in a little mild dish soap and...

I hand wash them in a little mild dish soap and rinse really thoroughly. No problems so far.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 11-22-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 404
Posted By Pentode
Your post made me look at my Yashica Mat which,...

Your post made me look at my Yashica Mat which, sure enough, has the same black line. I had never noticed it before and I have no idea what it's purpose is.

The Yashinon is, as far as I can gather,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-31-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 634
Posted By Pentode
I've had very mixed results with expired film...

I've had very mixed results with expired film faster than ASA 100 or so. Some ancient Tri-X looked as good as new at box speed and some was very fogged at EI 200. I think it just comes down to how...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-19-2018
Replies: 31
Views: 1,714
Posted By Pentode
I'm nearing 30 years into my journey with film...

I'm nearing 30 years into my journey with film photography and I still hope for one keeper per roll.

You'll get back into the swing of things faster than you think. It's like falling off a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-19-2018
Replies: 51
Views: 1,848
Posted By Pentode
Me, either. My Minolta experiences have all been...

Me, either. My Minolta experiences have all been positive, but I can see how someone's perception of a brand could be forever tainted if they experience a bad example of one of that company's...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-18-2018
Replies: 51
Views: 1,848
Posted By Pentode
The Minolta XD-11 (with vertical-travel METAL...

The Minolta XD-11 (with vertical-travel METAL shutter) was the design model for the entire Leica R series and is easily the quietest SLR Iíve ever used. An awesome camera but it definitely does not...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-18-2018
Replies: 51
Views: 1,848
Posted By Pentode
I own the XK, F3 and FM2n. They are all very...

I own the XK, F3 and FM2n. They are all very different cameras.

One thing you may want to consider is which meter style you like. The XK has a match needle versus the +- indicators on those two...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-01-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 2,360
Posted By Pentode
In addition to these there is 5302, which is...

In addition to these there is 5302, which is another copy film of similar ilk, ISO 5 I think. Discontinued Eastman Kodak copy stock includes 5369, SO-331 and some others. All very high contrast,...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-28-2018
Replies: 89
Views: 3,927
Posted By Pentode
I got my first Spottie and Pre-Spottie pretty...

I got my first Spottie and Pre-Spottie pretty recently. I bought three lenses from someone who included an SP-II and an SV - both in need of servicing - as rear lens caps. These are two of the...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 09-18-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 2,896
Posted By Pentode
Crave, Sunny 16 is based on the ISO of your...

Crave, Sunny 16 is based on the ISO of your film. If you’re using a filter, simply apply the filter factor to your ISO.

Using the above example, the OP is using a filter that affects his exposure...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-18-2018
Replies: 106
Views: 8,883
Posted By Pentode
I’ve shot a few rolls of the N74+ at box speed...

I’ve shot a few rolls of the N74+ at box speed developed in D-76 1:1 for (IIRC) 10 minutes at 68F and I’ve been very pleased with the results. It has a look, to my eyes, similar to the pre-2007 TX400...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-04-2018
Replies: 74
Views: 2,228
Posted By Pentode
I like 35 for the DOF. It was my main lens for a...

I like 35 for the DOF. It was my main lens for a long time and I still use it a lot.
It's only recently that I've really started appreciating 50 again. Part of the reason I get along well with 35...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-29-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 1,264
Posted By Pentode
I was enormously tempted last night. I scrolled...

I was enormously tempted last night. I scrolled through my swollen watch list like a kid in a candy store. All those pretty cameras and lenses....

Ultimately I had to admit to myself that I’ve...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 08-28-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 2,140
Posted By Pentode
D-76 1:1 is my base line developer. I use it for...

D-76 1:1 is my base line developer. I use it for Everything faster than ISO 100 and I like it very much with Tri-X, Foma 100 and Orwo films. I recently acquired some Double-X and I’ll be using it for...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 08-09-2018
Replies: 75
Views: 5,770
Posted By Pentode
Excellent news! Here's hoping for uneventful...

Excellent news! Here's hoping for uneventful check-ups!
I'm glad to hear she's doing well.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 07-30-2018
Replies: 39
Views: 1,606
Posted By Pentode
A Moskva 2 or 4 is about the best deal you're...

A Moskva 2 or 4 is about the best deal you're likely to find on a coupled 6x9 rangefinder.
I'm not sure I'd call it small, exactly, but you can drop it in a coat pocket so it's not big either. The...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 07-21-2018
Replies: 118
Views: 5,352
Posted By Pentode
I agree. I sometimes prefer my older Rokkor MC...

I agree. I sometimes prefer my older Rokkor MC lenses, with their lower contrast and softer look at the edges, to my more modern Rokkor MD versions.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-21-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 1,100
Posted By Pentode
I've relied heavily on a chrome XD-11 for almost...

I've relied heavily on a chrome XD-11 for almost 25 years. Small, quiet and very ergonomic.
Mine is starting to show it's age and finding people who are willing to service them because of the...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 07-20-2018
Replies: 118
Views: 5,352
Posted By Pentode
For the very small amount of portrait shooting...

For the very small amount of portrait shooting I've done, I also found 58mm to work pretty well. In my case a Minolta Rokkor 58mm f/1.4. It holds its own nicely as a portrait lens and also does...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 07-19-2018
Replies: 34
Views: 2,347
Posted By Pentode
I “loaned” my Gralab 300 to my brother in law...

I “loaned” my Gralab 300 to my brother in law almost 20 years ago because I wasn’t developing at home anymore. When I started up again about a year ago I decided he had more claim to it than I did...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 07-18-2018
Replies: 118
Views: 5,352
Posted By Pentode
I have several cheap Vivitar lenses (not the...

I have several cheap Vivitar lenses (not the really great early ones) that don't have the greatest optics in the world, but they're small and light and pleasant to shoot with regardless of the edges...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-17-2018
Replies: 58
Views: 4,139
Posted By Pentode
Buy a man a fish and he'll eat for a day. Teach a...

Buy a man a fish and he'll eat for a day.
Teach a man to fish and he'll eat for a lifetime.
Teach a fish to use a Leica and.... wait, what were we talking about?
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-16-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 1,163
Posted By Pentode
I shoot mostly in the city and mostly in the...

I shoot mostly in the city and mostly in the street, but NYC's neighborhoods are quite varied in how they're laid out and how people move about.

For years I defaulted to a 35mm as my "normal" lens...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-04-2018
Replies: 50
Views: 1,655
Posted By Pentode
A Kiev and a Jupiter 8 and Jupiter 12 from a...

A Kiev and a Jupiter 8 and Jupiter 12 from a reliable dealer is a lot of camera for very little money. You could lose it and replace it several times before you come anywhere close to the cost of...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-01-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 2,110
Posted By Pentode
I'm very, very glad that there are still...

I'm very, very glad that there are still companies devoted not only to the preservation of currently available film products but to the development of new products. It is, indeed, a source of...
Forum: Travel 06-27-2018
Replies: 80
Views: 5,858
Posted By Pentode
To the West, North and South, very. To the East,...

To the West, North and South, very. To the East, not always.


You mentioned some of the high points already. Dumbo is a cool area to shoot. The Brooklyn Heights Promenade, Brooklyn Navy Yards,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-26-2018
Replies: 32
Views: 990
Posted By Pentode
I butt the end of the new film up to the end of...

I butt the end of the new film up to the end of the tab of old film and place a 3/4” piece of tape along each side of the seam. The tape I use is Scotch transparent tape. It’s about 1/2”wide and...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-25-2018
Replies: 32
Views: 990
Posted By Pentode
Yes. This works.

Yes. This works.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-15-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 512
Posted By Pentode
FP4+ is an excellent B&W film for the beach. I...

FP4+ is an excellent B&W film for the beach. I always find the contrast to be very well-behaved. I don't do anything special when I develop it; just D-76 1:1.

The suggestion to use HP5+ at 200 or...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-15-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 1,481
Posted By Pentode
HC-110 was designed specifically to give results...

HC-110 was designed specifically to give results similar to D-76 and, as others have stated, is very easy to mix and use for sporadic, one-shot developing. If you've been happy with D-76 then HC-110...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-31-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 537
Posted By Pentode
A lot of nice images in there.

A lot of nice images in there.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-31-2018
Replies: 45
Views: 1,485
Posted By Pentode
In my (admittedly limited) experience with...

In my (admittedly limited) experience with expired slide film I've found that anything faster than 100 is definitely a gamble. I've had pretty poor results with 400 that was only a few years expired...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-16-2018
Replies: 167
Views: 28,772
Posted By Pentode
I don’t think I can go back and change my vote...

I don’t think I can go back and change my vote but I’m shooting quite a lot more than I was when I first responded to this poll. I started developing at home again for the first time since the mid...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-04-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 942
Posted By Pentode
Is there a clear or almost clear stripe on the...

Is there a clear or almost clear stripe on the negative that corresponds to the black stripe you’re seeing on the images you posted?

I can’t be sure without seeing the strip of negatives, but it...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-04-2018
Replies: 33
Views: 1,654
Posted By Pentode
I usually use either a 35mm or a 50mm when I...

I usually use either a 35mm or a 50mm when I shoot in the street (I have several fixed-lens RFs that dictate I use 45 or 50). I do, however, like to use something longer if I’m shooting candids of...
Forum: RFF Polls 04-30-2018
Replies: 43
Views: 1,393
Posted By Pentode
Minolta MD/MC for me, please.

Minolta MD/MC for me, please.
Forum: RFF Polls 04-26-2018
Replies: 205
Views: 16,313
Posted By Pentode
I have three Japanese rangefinders from the ‘60s...

I have three Japanese rangefinders from the ‘60s in the closet that I bought in a package deal at a flea market lest year. I haven’t gotten around to sussing out modern battery equivalents for them...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-26-2018
Replies: 30
Views: 1,338
Posted By Pentode
Thanks for the heads-up, Dave!

Thanks for the heads-up, Dave!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-25-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 805
Posted By Pentode
Experimenting never hurt anyone! (Not with B&W...

Experimenting never hurt anyone! (Not with B&W film, anyway!)

It's unlikely you'll do wrong with your Tri-X. It's a great film for what you're describing.

You may also find Foma 200 or 100 well...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-17-2018
Replies: 43
Views: 1,194
Posted By Pentode
I go through phases. I'll spend a while being...

I go through phases. I'll spend a while being glued to 35mm and then I'll remember how much fun it is to shoot square and stick with TLRs for a while. Then maybe to folders or back to 35.... I'm...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-09-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 612
Posted By Pentode
I seldom use a 3-reel tank, but I do follow...

I seldom use a 3-reel tank, but I do follow Kodak's recommendations, for the most part.
The D76 data sheet suggests adding 10% to the developing time when using a small tank that doesn't allow the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-13-2018
Replies: 118
Views: 10,661
Posted By Pentode
I use D-76 1:1 most of the time. For certain...

I use D-76 1:1 most of the time.

For certain applications HC-110, Rodinol and Acufine see some use but none of those anywhere near as much as I use D-76.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-13-2018
Replies: 60
Views: 2,099
Posted By Pentode
My two reels have not arrived yet, but our local...

My two reels have not arrived yet, but our local post office isn’t exactly trying to break any speed records so I’m not worried. They’ll show up sooner or later.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-12-2018
Replies: 8,893
Views: 867,680
Posted By Pentode
I just upgraded some darkroom gear: Nikor tanks...

I just upgraded some darkroom gear:
Nikor tanks and reels to replace some very poor quality no-name stuff from the Ď80s
Two plastic Patterson reels
A couple of nice laboratory thermometers

I also...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 03-02-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1,219
Posted By Pentode
Some really nice stuff in there. The work...

Some really nice stuff in there. The work boots.... fantastic.

I live, work and shoot photos in NYC all the time but I love seeing it through someone else’s eyes.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-23-2018
Replies: 145
Views: 6,909
Posted By Pentode
While I'm not likely to use a whole bunch of TMZ...

While I'm not likely to use a whole bunch of TMZ personally, I think any addition of a new film to market or resurrection of an old film is good news for film photographers.

It means there's still a...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-22-2018
Replies: 145
Views: 6,909
Posted By Pentode
It wouldn’t hurt my feelings if it was HIE. I...

It wouldn’t hurt my feelings if it was HIE.

I know: NEVER gonna happen! A guy can dream, can’t he?
I also really miss Tech Pan and PX but I seriously doubt we’ll ever see them again, either.
I...
Forum: Nikon RF 02-22-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 915
Posted By Pentode
I didn’t know such a month existed, but I just...

I didn’t know such a month existed, but I just got my S3 CLA’ed, so I guess my timing is spot-on!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-29-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1,439
Posted By Pentode
Yup. J12. Some of them are excellent.

Yup. J12. Some of them are excellent.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-18-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 981
Posted By Pentode
In my Ciroflex I found that the silvering on the...

In my Ciroflex I found that the silvering on the mirror was deteriorating and found a replacement on Ebay for $7. It made the viewfinder image much brighter.

As far as focus adjustment is...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-15-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 1,093
Posted By Pentode
I’ve been a walk-in customer at B&H since the...

I’ve been a walk-in customer at B&H since the early 1990’s. I’ve never had a problem with them that they couldn’t or wouldn’t resolve. That’s why they are the biggest of only a handful of stores that...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-08-2018
Replies: 353
Views: 23,486
Posted By Pentode
More or less in order: Minolta XD-11 Minolta...

More or less in order:
Minolta XD-11
Minolta SRT-202
Petri Color Corrected Super 1.9
Kiev 4a
Moskva 4
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-08-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 1,588
Posted By Pentode
You make a good point. I, for one, don’t mind...

You make a good point. I, for one, don’t mind paying for a CLA if I know it will result in years of trouble-free use - even for cameras with very little book value, but I know not everyone feels that...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-08-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 1,588
Posted By Pentode
I agree with Robert Lai anout electronics being...

I agree with Robert Lai anout electronics being the most likely element of an old camera to let you down. In some cases that can be a real problem and in others... not so much.

A solid, mechanical...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 12-27-2017
Replies: 30
Views: 1,757
Posted By Pentode
Have you considered putting a cardboard box...

Have you considered putting a cardboard box inside your changing bag? It ‘tents’ the bag so it doesn’t lay on your hands as you work and it costs... nothing. It won’t stop your hands from sweating...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 12-23-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 1,363
Posted By Pentode
Contentedness is a pretty good thing to give...

Contentedness is a pretty good thing to give yourself for Christmas.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-23-2017
Replies: 32
Views: 2,661
Posted By Pentode
These are all great images! It’s inspiring to see...

These are all great images! It’s inspiring to see my city through someone else’s eyes. I’m glad you enjoyed your visit.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 12-23-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 2,531
Posted By Pentode
I donít even trust what Iíve written on the...

I donít even trust what Iíve written on the internet!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-23-2017
Replies: 727
Views: 149,990
Posted By Pentode
Lucked into some Minolta goodness this...

Lucked into some Minolta goodness this year:
Toward the end of last summer I grabbed a black XD-11 at a flea market for $60. Itís just about pristine. Hardly a scratch anywhere. It came with a very...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-28-2017
Replies: 42
Views: 2,587
Posted By Pentode
I have a couple of good zooms for my Minolta SLRs...

I have a couple of good zooms for my Minolta SLRs but I seldom use them. As a hobbyist, I have the luxury of not having any assignments or obligations attached to my photography.

I like to choose a...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 03-28-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1,806
Posted By Pentode
That's pretty interesting. Thanks for the link.

That's pretty interesting. Thanks for the link.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-27-2017
Replies: 39
Views: 2,437
Posted By Pentode
Only one for me. I did a fair amount of research...

Only one for me. I did a fair amount of research first and took the warnings to buy from a reputable dealer to heart.

I don't live very far from Fedka, so we met at a Starbucks (it felt a little...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-20-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 792
Posted By Pentode
It looks as though it's a little of each. The...

It looks as though it's a little of each. The streaks and stains above appear to be emulsion damage but the lower, geometric stuff looks like your scanner threw a tantrum.
Forum: RFF Polls 03-16-2017
Replies: 128
Views: 14,022
Posted By Pentode
Aside from reading/close work, I need to do...

Aside from reading/close work, I need to do nearly everything with my eyeglasses on, so I don't really think about it much. I've always used RFs with glasses so I have no sense of perspective - no...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-15-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 923
Posted By Pentode
Well, you could try going at the leatherette very...

Well, you could try going at the leatherette very gently with a heat gun and see if that softens the glue. I'd proceed with caution, though....
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-10-2017
Replies: 92
Views: 15,562
Posted By Pentode
I'll use any or all of the above, depending upon...

I'll use any or all of the above, depending upon how I'm shooting and what I feel like carrying.

I don't own any clip-on meters, so I'd be carrying a hand-held reflective, incident or spot meter...
Forum: RFF Polls 03-10-2017
Replies: 140
Views: 12,410
Posted By Pentode
My iPhone 5s contains the only digital camera...

My iPhone 5s contains the only digital camera I've ever owned.
I must admit it's a better camera than I expected it to be, but I don't really use it much.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-07-2017
Replies: 266
Views: 16,088
Posted By Pentode
I can't say whether or not I like street...

I can't say whether or not I like street photography. I like good photography - as it is defined by my tastes and preferences - and I like good photography that happens to be shot on the...
Forum: RFF Polls 03-05-2017
Replies: 240
Views: 157,240
Posted By Pentode
Brooklyn: where the weak are killed and eaten. ;)

Brooklyn: where the weak are killed and eaten. ;)
Forum: Other RF 02-25-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 1,257
Posted By Pentode
Thanks for this. I have a B2, recently CLA'd,...

Thanks for this. I have a B2, recently CLA'd, that I haven't had time to put film through yet. Maybe this will spur me to make some time and go shoot with it.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-25-2017
Replies: 94
Views: 11,618
Posted By Pentode
My Minolta XD-11 is pretty darn quiet, but it's...

My Minolta XD-11 is pretty darn quiet, but it's still nowhere near as quiet as a leaf shutter RF.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-24-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 1,664
Posted By Pentode
For me it's definitely something more. Often to...

For me it's definitely something more. Often to the point of "throwing good money after bad". I have been known, on occasion, to spend more getting a camera cleaned up than the camera is...
Forum: Photo Software 02-23-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1,916
Posted By Pentode
In my (admittedly limited) experience, scanners...

In my (admittedly limited) experience, scanners often work well with the software they came with, but different sets of software may have different feature sets that better fit your working style.

I...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 02-21-2017
Replies: 157
Views: 28,953
Posted By Pentode
There was a while, many years back, when a...

There was a while, many years back, when a majority of my street shooting was done with a Petri Color Corrected 1.9 (a nice, fixed-lens Japanese RF) and some with a Seagull 203 (a less nice Chinese...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 02-13-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 2,595
Posted By Pentode
I totally agree! A classic, simple meter that's...

I totally agree! A classic, simple meter that's accurate, small, easy to use and nearly bomb-proof. It's no accident that it was a standard for photography students for decades. Plenty of pros used...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 02-13-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 880
Posted By Pentode
Two weeks ago I came pretty close to rolling my...

Two weeks ago I came pretty close to rolling my Kodak Retina IIa onto a concrete walkway. I caught it, but it definitely gave me a scare.

Despite that, I still like those wraps. I wish they were...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-13-2017
Replies: 35
Views: 2,343
Posted By Pentode
It seems like a pretty good contraption. Mine...

It seems like a pretty good contraption. Mine could use a little sprucing up, but the price was cheap and it's a simple enough device that there's really not that much that can go wrong (unless, of...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-12-2017
Replies: 35
Views: 2,343
Posted By Pentode
Freezing rain since before dawn, so I decided...

Freezing rain since before dawn, so I decided today would be a good day to start bulk loading.

Armed with an Alden 74 from evilbay and a fresh roll of Foma 100 from Adorama, I got to work. I have...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 02-12-2017
Replies: 37
Views: 3,512
Posted By Pentode
Weather permitting, I like to ride a bike when I...

Weather permitting, I like to ride a bike when I have time. Otherwise, it's a 20min walk to and from the train on my daily commute, but that's really not enough.
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 02-11-2017
Replies: 187
Views: 60,941
Posted By Pentode
As a fellow computing simpleton, I found the...

As a fellow computing simpleton, I found the whole process easier when I looked at it as two separate steps:

Step one was to post the image to the RFF gallery. Simply select [Gallery] from the menu...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-07-2017
Replies: 29
Views: 1,450
Posted By Pentode
You and me, both!!! HIE was a really cool film...

You and me, both!!! HIE was a really cool film to shoot and I really miss it.

But hey, I don't want to be greedy. I'd be happy enough if they just brought back Plus-X. And that would probably...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 02-06-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 2,163
Posted By Pentode
Tri-X shoots well at 200. I'm sorry I don't have...

Tri-X shoots well at 200. I'm sorry I don't have a sample to post.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 02-06-2017
Replies: 52
Views: 6,884
Posted By Pentode
Even my budget folder; a Seagull 203, has been...

Even my budget folder; a Seagull 203, has been surprisingly trouble-free. And that's not even a very well made camera.

I have/have had a number of folders both in MF and 35mm and I've had no...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-06-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 831
Posted By Pentode
Hmmmm..... based upon your description, I...

Hmmmm..... based upon your description, I probably have the latter, not the former, which means it may not be much use for B&W either.

Too bad; They're just sitting in a cigar box looking sad but...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-06-2017
Replies: 63
Views: 3,133
Posted By Pentode
Last week I dropped - and caught! - my Retina...

Last week I dropped - and caught! - my Retina IIa. It was like a juggling act, but I did manage to keep it from hitting the ground... barely.

I just dropped about 100 bucks on film. Does that...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-06-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 640
Posted By Pentode
I'm pretty messed up, but I don't know if I'm...

I'm pretty messed up, but I don't know if I'm messed up like you! ;)

Depending upon the subject matter, I might be inclined to see what it looks like and make adjustments as brennanphotoguy...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-06-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 831
Posted By Pentode
Scott, thanks so much for that. Thanks everyone,...

Scott, thanks so much for that. Thanks everyone, in fact.

Since I only shoot film and usually only shoot color outdoors when I shoot color at all, I'll probably just experiment with the red...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-05-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 831
Posted By Pentode
Anyone know what a C-8 orange filter or an A...

Anyone know what a C-8 orange filter or an A orange/red corresponds to in wratten numbers?

Google yielded nothing. I don't even know for certain that they are CC filters. I suspect they are, but...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-05-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 831
Posted By Pentode
Cool. Thanks for the info. I'll save myself...

Cool. Thanks for the info.

I'll save myself some hassle and only test the C-8 and the 'A' filter, which are the most saturated of the oddball filters I have kicking around, being a medium orange...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-05-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 831
Posted By Pentode
My suspicion is that, as you suggest, they won't...

My suspicion is that, as you suggest, they won't be as effective as dedicated B&W filters because they're not as saturated. Ultimately, I'll just have to do some testing, of course, but I was hoping...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-05-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 831
Posted By Pentode
Color Correction Filters for B&W

Hey Folks,

I use several old Kodak series filter holders (V & VI) so that I can use the same filters on a variety of lenses. Mostly I just use yellow, but I also have a bunch of old color...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-05-2017
Replies: 450
Views: 52,871
Posted By Pentode
Texting on...

Texting on Line
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/70348/med_U70348I1486311390.SEQ.0.jpg
Minolta SRT-202, MC Rokkor 35mm
Xtol 1:1, Epson V500
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-05-2017
Replies: 450
Views: 52,871
Posted By Pentode
Dusk,...

Dusk, Hoboken
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/70348/med_U70348I1486309370.SEQ.0.jpg
Minolta SRT-202, MC Rokkor 35mm, f2.8 1/30, Xtol 1:1
Epson V500
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-04-2017
Replies: 35
Views: 2,343
Posted By Pentode
I'm in a similar position to yours; I'm about to...

I'm in a similar position to yours; I'm about to start bulk loading as well.
In my case, it was prompted by my desire to try cine film, and my wife buying me a 100' roll of Orwo UN54.

Orwo also...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-31-2017
Replies: 52
Views: 6,477
Posted By Pentode
As I understand it, they're not much different in...

As I understand it, they're not much different in use, but the 570's metering is better.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 01-31-2017
Replies: 50
Views: 3,835
Posted By Pentode
Wheels tend to break after a while. Look for the...

Wheels tend to break after a while. Look for the most durable wheels you can find. There's a good chance the bag will outlast the wheels.

You may want to look at some hybrid bags such as those by...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-31-2017
Replies: 52
Views: 6,477
Posted By Pentode
Nice! That's very clean! I started out on an...

Nice! That's very clean! I started out on an x-700 in 1993 and it was in worse shape then than your 570 is now. Enjoy it.... and show us results!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 01-30-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1,828
Posted By Pentode
Nice series! I already kind of wanted a Nicca. ...

Nice series!

I already kind of wanted a Nicca. Now I think I want one of those VW "pickup" trucks....
Forum: RFF Polls 01-26-2017
Replies: 610
Views: 111,538
Posted By Pentode
Kodak Brownie Hawkeye. Bakelite! I don't have it...

Kodak Brownie Hawkeye. Bakelite!
I don't have it anymore.

When I was little, maybe 8 or 9, my parents gave my older sister and me a matching pair of Hawkeye cameras. As this was the 70s, they were...
Forum: RFF Polls 01-24-2017
Replies: 231
Views: 84,317
Posted By Pentode
Since the demise of Plus-X, it's been Tri-X for...

Since the demise of Plus-X, it's been Tri-X for me, but my wife recently bought me a 100' roll of Orwo UN54 so I'm looking forward to seeing if it gives me what Plus-X used to (or something close to...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-23-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 2,073
Posted By Pentode
With a similar goal in mind, a dropped a Seagull...

With a similar goal in mind, a dropped a Seagull 203 in my coat pocket and it stayed there for a long time. That was over 20 years ago and I haven't used that Seagull in a long time, but my...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-22-2017
Replies: 168
Views: 9,738
Posted By Pentode
In NYC I'm seeing quite a few younger folks with...

In NYC I'm seeing quite a few younger folks with film cameras around. They never really went away here, but the numbers seem to be up lately.

It's encouraging.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-20-2017
Replies: 167
Views: 28,772
Posted By Pentode
I'm somewhere around 2-3 per month. I'd have...

I'm somewhere around 2-3 per month.

I'd have time to shoot more if it wasn't for that pesky job I have that enables me to buy film.... and eat.... and live indoors.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-20-2017
Replies: 126
Views: 9,056
Posted By Pentode
Petri 1.9 Color Corrected Super. Very...

Petri 1.9 Color Corrected Super.

Very comfortable RF to use, reliable, good VF and a really, really nice lens.
I don't see these around very often, and when I do they're often in questionnable...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-19-2017
Replies: 58
Views: 4,101
Posted By Pentode
Some great suggestions here already. I'll second...

Some great suggestions here already.

I'll second the suggestions for the Retina IIa or Zeiss Ikon Contina. The Contina's a little more fiddly to use, but both are sturdy, well made and feature...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-17-2017
Replies: 353
Views: 23,486
Posted By Pentode
So hard to pick just five.... In no special...

So hard to pick just five....

In no special order:
1) Minolta SRT-201
2) Petri 1.9 Color Corrected Super
3) Kiev IIa
4) Moskva 4
5) Minolta Autocord
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-12-2017
Replies: 23
Views: 3,518
Posted By Pentode
I agree. My IIa is definitely more convenient to...

I agree. My IIa is definitely more convenient to shoot with.

That said, I really like my Contessa, too, and I like its lens a lot. I just try to stick to subjects that sit still and let me take...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-09-2017
Replies: 82
Views: 4,533
Posted By Pentode
Man, now we're talking!! ....although I...

Man, now we're talking!! ....although I certainly wouldn't mind seeing Kodachrome back, either.

I'd be very interested to see how they'd accomplish it if they were to do it. I suspect...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-07-2017
Replies: 8,893
Views: 867,680
Posted By Pentode
In response to my wife buying me a 100' roll of...

In response to my wife buying me a 100' roll of ORWO UN54, I just bought re-loadable cassettes and a bulk loader from the auction site. All should arrive next week.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-30-2016
Replies: 52
Views: 6,477
Posted By Pentode
I've shot with an XD-11 for many years and I'm a...

I've shot with an XD-11 for many years and I'm a big fan of how it handles. Minolta glass is really good (under-appreciated IMO) and inexpensive compared to Canon or Nikon on the used market.

A...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-22-2016
Replies: 78
Views: 5,499
Posted By Pentode
My FSU cameras have mostly been okay. The Kiev...

My FSU cameras have mostly been okay. The Kiev IIa and Moskva V have been absolutely bomb-proof and one Zorki 6 has been reliable, although the fit and finish are a little uninspiring. The other...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 12-21-2016
Replies: 62
Views: 6,025
Posted By Pentode
I've lost all faith in you, too. No, I'm...

I've lost all faith in you, too.

No, I'm kidding. Don't sweat it. It's okay to take a break. I'm coming back from a seven-year layoff from photography. Seven years! I moved, work was busy, life...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 12-12-2016
Replies: 314
Views: 86,959
Posted By Pentode
I'd love to have a dedicated multi-format...

I'd love to have a dedicated multi-format scanner, but it's just not in the budget for me currently. For now, I stick with the flatbed (V500) - with mixed results.
Forum: Other RF 12-02-2016
Replies: 87
Views: 6,954
Posted By Pentode
Bolsey B2 - early '50s

Bolsey B2 - early '50s
Forum: Other RF 12-02-2016
Replies: 87
Views: 6,954
Posted By Pentode
Graflex Ciro 35 - 1953

Graflex Ciro 35 - 1953
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-01-2016
Replies: 185
Views: 25,190
Posted By Pentode
No one could deny the prowess of the early Nikons...

No one could deny the prowess of the early Nikons and Canons, but since the OP suggested going off the beaten path, I'll throw out a little Minolta love:

The XK was a marketing failure, but one...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-30-2016
Replies: 45
Views: 5,709
Posted By Pentode
I'm pretty partial to my Kiev 4a because the fit...

I'm pretty partial to my Kiev 4a because the fit and finish are a bit nicer than my Zorki 6s and it's a whole lot easier to manage than the Moskva 5. Also, the J-8 on it is a good one.

The lens on...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-30-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 1,195
Posted By Pentode
I was thinking of a small machine screw and...

I was thinking of a small machine screw and washers when you suggested pop rivets. Same church, different pew. I like your rivet idea better, actually; less likely to loosen and end up inside the...
Forum: Other RF 11-29-2016
Replies: 87
Views: 6,954
Posted By Pentode
If we want to get technical, Ansco cameras were...

If we want to get technical, Ansco cameras were really just re-branded Agfas, so German. The same holds true for Kodak Retinas.
On the other hand, both your Anscos are cool, so I won't complain if...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 11-23-2016
Replies: 231
Views: 12,970
Posted By Pentode
Unless I'm flying, I always carry a pocket knife....

Unless I'm flying, I always carry a pocket knife. At work, it's typically a Cub Scout knife or a Swiss army. Off work, it's usually a small pen knife. I have a drawer full of pocket knives which I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-19-2016
Replies: 23
Views: 2,254
Posted By Pentode
I'm just coming back to shooting after a 7-year...

I'm just coming back to shooting after a 7-year break. The fact that you're asking for ideas and hanging around a photography forum already suggests that you're interest is rising again.

You have...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-19-2016
Replies: 97
Views: 4,618
Posted By Pentode
Due to my penchant for vintage (read as: ancient,...

Due to my penchant for vintage (read as: ancient, old, broken, etc...) gear, most of my collection comes from companies that have gone belly-up or gotten out of the photography game. Also, as a New...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-18-2016
Replies: 90
Views: 5,146
Posted By Pentode
This is a great turn of phrase. Living in a...

This is a great turn of phrase.

Living in a big city long enough, I often forget just how often I'm jumped upon!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-17-2016
Replies: 90
Views: 5,146
Posted By Pentode
I used to carry an RF folder in my coat at all...

I used to carry an RF folder in my coat at all times, but I took a bunch of years off from shooting and, now that I'm getting back into it, I find myself with a coat that doesn't really lend itself...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-12-2016
Replies: 48
Views: 3,757
Posted By Pentode
I used to shoot Tech Pan a lot, but haven't in a...

I used to shoot Tech Pan a lot, but haven't in a number of years. I always liked it.

I took a few years off from shooting and, when I came back, Pan-X was off the market and I never really tried to...
Forum: RFF Polls 11-12-2016
Replies: 153
Views: 14,515
Posted By Pentode
When I was younger I aspired to be an...

When I was younger I aspired to be an "audiophile". I was working as an engineer at a local recording studio and music was very, very important to me. It didn't take me long to realize that I was...
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