Go Back   Rangefinderforum.com > Search Forums

Showing results 1 to 199 of 1000
Search took 5.71 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: kaiyen
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,103
Posted By kaiyen
I was going to suggest FX-39 as well. I found it...

I was going to suggest FX-39 as well. I found it a remarkably good match for Delta 100.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 474
Posted By kaiyen
Thanks. Yes, it is quite difficult deciphering...

Thanks. Yes, it is quite difficult deciphering what type of battery is intended. I think I have a lead on the 28L that might help. I could not find 2CR1/3, for instance, at all, but now see that the...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 474
Posted By kaiyen
Mamiya 7 battery finicky?

Hi all,
I got what appeared to be a rather minty Mamiya 7 off ebay for a solid price recently. Put in 2 CR1/3N batteries and...nothing. Will not turn on. Ordered 4 LR44 batteries to see if it's just...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 01-23-2020
Replies: 6
Views: 536
Posted By kaiyen
thanks everyone. Is the 135 even worth...

thanks everyone. Is the 135 even worth considering? Or is the risk of the focus issue just too great?

I have done my best to consolidate my knowledge of the RF645 from multiple threads. Just trying...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 01-22-2020
Replies: 6
Views: 536
Posted By kaiyen
Bronica RF645 serial numbers and the 100 vs 135 questionq

Hi all,
Long time member. Loooong time silent. Haven't been on very much as I have fallen away from photography the last few years. Anyway.

I have been looking at the RF645. Am I correct in that ALL...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 08-06-2018
Replies: 53
Views: 2,736
Posted By kaiyen
Agree. I settled on a few, bought a bunch of...

Agree. I settled on a few, bought a bunch of boxes (a "bunch" is relative - one goes out and shoots 5 sheets per outing, so you don't need a lot to last a long time), and that was my "insurance." I...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 08-06-2018
Replies: 53
Views: 2,736
Posted By kaiyen
I shoot 5x7, and Roger makes several great...

I shoot 5x7, and Roger makes several great points. It's noticeably larger than 4x5. And a contact print can be enough by itself (for those of us without 8x10 enlargers).

Love LF..
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 02-01-2017
Replies: 42
Views: 3,479
Posted By kaiyen
I pushed TXT to 1600 in stock Microphen, 16...

I pushed TXT to 1600 in stock Microphen, 16 minutes, all the time. Most of the 35mm stuff here (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kaiyen/albums/72157622156195152) are applicable. I love the combination....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-07-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 1,650
Posted By kaiyen
it's been a while since I've posted...

it's been a while since I've posted here...compensating doesn't require 2 bath. I tried 2 bath once and it was just too annoying.

I am a reformed try every developer and film combo, silver bullet...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-18-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 1,318
Posted By kaiyen
I'm with Wayne now that I've gotten through just...

I'm with Wayne now that I've gotten through just about every film I can imagine...they are all different, but none are "good" or "bad." I find FP4 to remarkably grainy for a relatively slow speed...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-22-2009
Replies: 27
Views: 1,966
Posted By kaiyen
I never said there was anything wrong with the...

I never said there was anything wrong with the pre-AI lenses. I just don't think it makes sense. Tons of AIS lenses for prices almost as good that will still at least mount on all cameras.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-22-2009
Replies: 27
Views: 1,966
Posted By kaiyen
the nikon CLS system is based on infrared, not...

the nikon CLS system is based on infrared, not radio, so there is a big difference in how it vs. pocket wizards or the ebay triggers work. You will be amazed at how often you don't have to have line...
Forum: Travel 06-13-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 1,232
Posted By kaiyen
wow - thanks for the info. I find these little...

wow - thanks for the info. I find these little tidbits really helpful, since reading all the other info out there is overwhelming. so the little things add to my planning more effectively.
Forum: Travel 06-13-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 1,232
Posted By kaiyen
Steve - thanks. I think right now it's either...

Steve - thanks. I think right now it's either start at Cannon and head south hopefully reaching Brookings or start at Lincolnn City, depending on whether we feel we can hit all the right spots along...
Forum: Travel 06-12-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 1,232
Posted By kaiyen
Oregon coast - where to start planning

Hi all,
I did a search on various places to photograph and travel in Oregon - stacks or dunes, etc - and I came away overwhelmed with options.

My wife and I are considering probably going up or down...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 06-04-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 2,169
Posted By kaiyen
they look like massive underexposed frames...

they look like massive underexposed frames scanned as positives to me.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-29-2009
Replies: 38
Views: 9,297
Posted By kaiyen
In all, all seriousness, I have considered this. ...

In all, all seriousness, I have considered this. I do run a photography business and have been looking at ways to add value. But my wife would murder me about getting one. I would gladly scan...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-29-2009
Replies: 38
Views: 9,297
Posted By kaiyen
It seems to, yes. Definitely on the 6x7's. The...

It seems to, yes. Definitely on the 6x7's. The large format is hard to tell because a 5x7 is so huge to begin with. But I intend to wet mount one of the 5x7's that I did dry before and see if I...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-29-2009
Replies: 38
Views: 9,297
Posted By kaiyen
I have been scanning 5x7 transparencies along...

I have been scanning 5x7 transparencies along with 6x7 and 6x6 on my 750. I will get some 100% up...well, I probably won't because I never follow through on that promise but once I got the height...
Forum: Photo Software 03-11-2009
Replies: 46
Views: 4,464
Posted By kaiyen
well, perhaps it's time I gave aperture yet...

well, perhaps it's time I gave aperture yet another try. if things go...kinda okay this year, I'll be able to upgrade to a mac pro for next fiscal. I'm not sure I need it, but I'm waiting for I...
Forum: Photo Software 03-11-2009
Replies: 46
Views: 4,464
Posted By kaiyen
Urban - the smart collections in LR might solve...

Urban - the smart collections in LR might solve the issue you've had with file handling. I am _not_ at all saying that you should switch back to LR, just saying that they did, IMHO, address the...
Forum: Photo Software 03-11-2009
Replies: 46
Views: 4,464
Posted By kaiyen
You are absoultely right - I don't have to read...

You are absoultely right - I don't have to read it and I certainly don't have to post. However, I was interested in reading it because I thought there might be some interesting commentary about LR...
Forum: Photo Software 03-11-2009
Replies: 46
Views: 4,464
Posted By kaiyen
Um...this isn't even close to an LR vs. Aperture...

Um...this isn't even close to an LR vs. Aperture discussion. It's an ad for Aperture, almost.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 03-11-2009
Replies: 52
Views: 2,933
Posted By kaiyen
Applies to throwing a good curveball, too :-).

Applies to throwing a good curveball, too :-).
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 03-11-2009
Replies: 52
Views: 2,933
Posted By kaiyen
I just made a video of loading SS reels. Not...

I just made a video of loading SS reels. Not sure if it'll help, as it echoes much of what is written in this thread.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ur7x_6fB1Kc
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-12-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 1,052
Posted By kaiyen
dang it. sigh. well, they're machined well. ...

dang it. sigh. well, they're machined well. just not accurately, I guess. same problem on both the adapters.

sending PM...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-12-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 1,052
Posted By kaiyen
Roland, Thanks for the fast reply. My CV Heliar...

Roland,
Thanks for the fast reply. My CV Heliar has the inifinity focus mark at about 12:30 from the front of the body. However, when the lens is at infinity the RF patch does not line up. ...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-12-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 1,052
Posted By kaiyen
LTM>M adapters

Hi all,
I got my first set of LTM>M adapters this past weekend. Not Leitz or CV brand, but looked like made very well. I have a question that I fear I already know the answer to...

when screwed...
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 02-03-2009
Replies: 40
Views: 5,172
Posted By kaiyen
to chip in - nicely done. Stylish...

to chip in - nicely done. Stylish :-)

ironically, the leather on mine looks great. But the darn cocking rack is getting really, really, really finicky...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 02-02-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 1,923
Posted By kaiyen
Obviously you must try and dry the film in as...

Obviously you must try and dry the film in as dust-free an environment or method as possible. That's a big step 1. From there, try first an anti-static cloth (Ilford makes one that I use) to give...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 01-29-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 1,274
Posted By kaiyen
It's possible this is symptomatic of all 21's and...

It's possible this is symptomatic of all 21's and I apologize if it is so, but I'm noticing a similar softness that has been surprising. Definitely shooting at hyperfocal yet so no far that I'd be...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-21-2009
Replies: 29
Views: 5,607
Posted By kaiyen
Andy, One thing to keep in mind is that the V750...

Andy,
One thing to keep in mind is that the V750 mounts are a lot better than some of the previous ones. I don't know what the V700 is like but for the 3200's (which are similar, I think, to the...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 01-15-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 1,501
Posted By kaiyen
it's fine as long as the people hold still :-). ...

it's fine as long as the people hold still :-). I shoot fomapan t200 at 160 and I only have problems when it's outdoors with a breeze. Leaves moving around, etc. Exposures are 1/15 at the fastest,...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 01-15-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 1,501
Posted By kaiyen
remember that lenses in LF are much longer,...

remember that lenses in LF are much longer, meaning you need much smaller apertures for even "normal" DOF, which means...a 100 speed film might have a very long exposure time.
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 01-08-2009
Replies: 22
Views: 1,507
Posted By kaiyen
This sounds cool but...I live in an apt complex...

This sounds cool but...I live in an apt complex and anything less than 50 would have me in the parking lot. Lots of pictures of telephone poles towards the sky. Or parked cars. If it's an RF, I...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-01-2009
Replies: 24
Views: 1,355
Posted By kaiyen
JBOD - interesting. I guess if I had enough disk...

JBOD - interesting. I guess if I had enough disk arrays I wouldn't mind that, but if a single disk in a JBOD failed and I lost everything on that one, I would really be needing that 2nd JBOD...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-01-2009
Replies: 24
Views: 1,355
Posted By kaiyen
well, the one nice thing about the drobo (which I...

well, the one nice thing about the drobo (which I wouldn't recommend either), is that it essentially does the raid 5 array for you, with hot swap, as far as I can tell. It then has to attach via a...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-01-2009
Replies: 24
Views: 1,355
Posted By kaiyen
If you are considering maybe a single solution,...

If you are considering maybe a single solution, look at drobo.com. I have built essentially the same thing, twice over, but as full blown computers rather than standalone devices (which are...
Forum: Travel 12-26-2008
Replies: 114
Views: 6,251
Posted By kaiyen
I just notice this now that I'm down by Paso...

I just notice this now that I'm down by Paso Robles for the 26th through the new year...sigh.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 12-26-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 975
Posted By kaiyen
first off - there is no hypo in ilford rapid fix....

first off - there is no hypo in ilford rapid fix. some fixers - I think the kodak powder fixer had this - actually had "hypo" in it (Hypothalamate? something). Another chemical was needed to help...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 12-26-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 1,337
Posted By kaiyen
the numbers are always conservative, though I can...

the numbers are always conservative, though I can only speak for the 6-month keeping property of, say, d76. That's only for a full container. But I've had half full containers last me way longer...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 12-21-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 814
Posted By kaiyen
The streaking that you're seeing is probably from...

The streaking that you're seeing is probably from uneven development, which is a complication that can happen with stand development. It's actually one of the reasons why people go with semi-stand...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 12-18-2008
Replies: 1
Views: 1,328
Posted By kaiyen
I have scanned a few. Not enough to say that...

I have scanned a few. Not enough to say that it's easier, but if your scanner has the dmax and you expose it right for the conversion, I see no reason why it wouldn't be easier to scan.

Then again,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-18-2008
Replies: 78
Views: 4,732
Posted By kaiyen
my fault, I didn't see that. Still doesn't make...

my fault, I didn't see that. Still doesn't make sense why you aren't accepting the fact that you have so many variables at play, yet you have apparently made at least a few final judgments. You...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-18-2008
Replies: 78
Views: 4,732
Posted By kaiyen
Jeremy, I truly, honestly mean no offense by...

Jeremy,
I truly, honestly mean no offense by this, but you're starting to sound like a broken record. Have you digested any of the comments about the software doing some autocorrect? Have you even...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-16-2008
Replies: 22
Views: 1,697
Posted By kaiyen
I guess mine is a zebra, then. I didn't know...

I guess mine is a zebra, then. I didn't know there was a difference. The l/d supposedly had a different coating on it as well, I thought. Optically identical, but different coatings.

Mine must...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-16-2008
Replies: 22
Views: 1,697
Posted By kaiyen
I have an L/D that I am now considering selling. ...

I have an L/D that I am now considering selling. I will post in classifieds if anyone responds...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 12-15-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 5,246
Posted By kaiyen
that is a great deal! nice.

that is a great deal! nice.
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 12-15-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 5,246
Posted By kaiyen
peter - really? what is cheap? if you don't...

peter - really? what is cheap? if you don't want to say, no problem.
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 12-15-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 5,246
Posted By kaiyen
Good point. I am lucky that I have already been...

Good point. I am lucky that I have already been shooting 5x7 so I have all the development equipment and the techniques down. And I am comfortable with the "method," too - working slowly, one shot...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 12-15-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 5,246
Posted By kaiyen
I bid on this, but lost in the end by a few...

I bid on this, but lost in the end by a few dollars. It seemed like an awfully inexpensive way into this format, which I love very much. However, it didn't really make sense for...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-14-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 1,325
Posted By kaiyen
the issue here is not bending lengthwise - if you...

the issue here is not bending lengthwise - if you are getting newton rings in the middle (and those are newton rings, I think), then it's width-wise bend.

Weights on the end of film, rolling...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-14-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 1,306
Posted By kaiyen
Efke doesn't need a hardening fixer if you treat...

Efke doesn't need a hardening fixer if you treat it properly. And it's only when you are literally handling it - unless you agitate like a mad person that won't be a problem either.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-11-2008
Replies: 96
Views: 6,175
Posted By kaiyen
Not sure I get this. Epson doesn't make any...

Not sure I get this. Epson doesn't make any scanners in the 1000-2000 bracket. And the electronics in the 750 are pretty good...and with the betterscanning holder and esp. with fluid mounting...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-11-2008
Replies: 96
Views: 6,175
Posted By kaiyen
This is not at all surprising - the Epsons have a...

This is not at all surprising - the Epsons have a history of depth of field issues. But that's why I would never consider an epson scanner with a holder from betterscanning.com. you can adjust at...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-11-2008
Replies: 96
Views: 6,175
Posted By kaiyen
I agree in terms of getting darn good scans out...

I agree in terms of getting darn good scans out of the 4490's, 4990's, etc. And even the 3200's. I scanned a MF 6x6 on a 3200 at 1200dpi and printed it at 3'x4' - that's feet, not inches. BIG...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-11-2008
Replies: 96
Views: 6,175
Posted By kaiyen
The 700 and 750 both have dual lens systems. I...

The 700 and 750 both have dual lens systems. I don't have a v500 (I wish I could justify that!) but that's a big difference. Also look at the photo-i review for some notes on how the glass/TPU...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-11-2008
Replies: 96
Views: 6,175
Posted By kaiyen
with something like the V700 and V750, I'm not...

with something like the V700 and V750, I'm not sure that's the case.

Reflective material scanning is basically perfected. A $50 scanner can do a tremendous job scanning a piece of paper, or even a...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-11-2008
Replies: 96
Views: 6,175
Posted By kaiyen
it's funny what people consider affordable. as...

it's funny what people consider affordable. as someone said, many spend tons of money on lenses, then want a $300 scanner that can resolve all that detail. I just spent $600 on a V750 for MF and...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-09-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 1,469
Posted By kaiyen
my 4490 has done a great job for me with MF. ...

my 4490 has done a great job for me with MF. 35mm...not so much. but MF it's been great. with the betterscanning holder and AN glass.

I am upgrading to the V750 but the 4490 has worked well. ...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 12-08-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 1,129
Posted By kaiyen
try a shorter roll in there. a 24 exposure one,...

try a shorter roll in there. a 24 exposure one, or if you bulk roll then go for like 20 frames. if that fixes it, then...that fixes it :-). I had some slippage in the take-up spool on one of my...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 12-03-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 1,038
Posted By kaiyen
that's a good price. wow.

that's a good price. wow.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-03-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 2,169
Posted By kaiyen
have you tried the 35 f2 AF-D? I believe it's...

have you tried the 35 f2 AF-D? I believe it's better in respect to the deficiencies you have indicated. Without a preference for platform I can't make a good suggestion...but I'll watch this thread...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-02-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 1,996
Posted By kaiyen
the silver is exposed to light, then developed. ...

the silver is exposed to light, then developed. Only the silver that has been exposed will react with the developer. The fixer then removes all the unexposed and therefore undeveloped silver. So...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-29-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 1,168
Posted By kaiyen
If you're doing stand or semi-stand, time almost...

If you're doing stand or semi-stand, time almost doesn't matter. Well, semi-stand of maybe 15 minutes it would matter, but if it's 30 minutes or more between agitation, you can go to one hour, 1.5...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 11-20-2008
Replies: 58
Views: 7,474
Posted By kaiyen
Duane's comment at the end is what nails it for...

Duane's comment at the end is what nails it for me. I just like having more control over all the variables. Exposure to the various areas based on my pre-visualization. Development of highlights...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-20-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 1,566
Posted By kaiyen
Eli I have found a decrease in water spots and...

Eli
I have found a decrease in water spots and residue along the edge of the film when I do a final rinse in distilled, then do photoflow with distilled, too.

Different things work with different...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-20-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 1,566
Posted By kaiyen
My understanding of the Ilford wash method is as...

My understanding of the Ilford wash method is as Vieri has it, though I do one more set of inversions with distilled.

Also, my 1 page guide to developing film is here: ...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-13-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 3,503
Posted By kaiyen
With the uniroller drum, the one you have linked...

With the uniroller drum, the one you have linked off of ebay is for prints. And that's what you want - the ridges allow developer and fixer to get to both sides of the film. With a film drum you...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-12-2008
Replies: 26
Views: 5,571
Posted By kaiyen
I think that he looked at the grain through a...

I think that he looked at the grain through a loupe as one step. And found the speed as another step. Two different things.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 11-12-2008
Replies: 24
Views: 1,976
Posted By kaiyen
thanks :-). I like the Soylent Green reference. ...

thanks :-).

I like the Soylent Green reference. I was obviously trying to isolate the particular subject to put it out of context, but that really turns things on its head. I should rename the...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 11-12-2008
Replies: 24
Views: 1,976
Posted By kaiyen
I'm pretty sure the following are from my...

I'm pretty sure the following are from my Nokton...and the sharpness even at these sizes I think is pretty good. The full-size scans show it even...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 11-11-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 759
Posted By kaiyen
I've pulled to 50 but that's it. Contrast goes...

I've pulled to 50 but that's it. Contrast goes down and it gets an almost ethereal look - pale, washed out. Maybe like old family slides or photos. I did a whole series with pulled Astia in a...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-05-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 1,171
Posted By kaiyen
I agree that you're perhaps taking this from too...

I agree that you're perhaps taking this from too many angles. A slower film will generally have less grain already. So perhaps stay with your developer and use that slower film. Or, go with a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-30-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 4,384
Posted By kaiyen
yeah - photofair is at least 2x as big, and way...

yeah - photofair is at least 2x as big, and way more selection. sometimes folks from RFF and flickr try to meet together at it.

where in the south bay are oyou?
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-30-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 4,384
Posted By kaiyen
downside of this show is that it's really quite...

downside of this show is that it's really quite small. upside is that the next photofair, much bigger, isn't until february.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 10-30-2008
Replies: 25
Views: 1,928
Posted By kaiyen
Pherdinand, I'll try after I get back from this...

Pherdinand,
I'll try after I get back from this conference. It wasn't scientific by any means so I might have to write a page of qualifications on my blog first :-). I was actually just disproving...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 10-29-2008
Replies: 25
Views: 1,928
Posted By kaiyen
I have gotten lazy lately and done stand...

I have gotten lazy lately and done stand development for a lot of rolls, even when not needed. I have suffered from some serious mid-tone issues as a result. Bad move on my part.

In theory,...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 10-29-2008
Replies: 25
Views: 1,928
Posted By kaiyen
note that pushing film, which is a 2 part process...

note that pushing film, which is a 2 part process of underexposure and overdevelopment, is about bringing the midtones up to the right level, at the sacrifice of highlights. It doesn't actually have...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-28-2008
Replies: 30
Views: 4,519
Posted By kaiyen
also, a lot of the photos in the past in...

also, a lot of the photos in the past in journalism utilized flash, which lets you use a smaller aperture.

the mirror on my yashica mat 124 is bright enough to use at the waist. I've seen a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-23-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 1,371
Posted By kaiyen
you could always shoot large format slide film...

you could always shoot large format slide film :-)

I just got 50 sheets of 5x7 Velvia. I cannot wait to shoot the stuff.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-22-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 1,908
Posted By kaiyen
that is awesome :-)

that is awesome :-)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-09-2008
Replies: 22
Views: 1,761
Posted By kaiyen
I have started to do this a bit, too, but I did...

I have started to do this a bit, too, but I did run into a situation recently where the resulting contrast was so small that the midtones turned into a muddy mushy...grey mass with no separation in...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-09-2008
Replies: 22
Views: 5,683
Posted By kaiyen
I have gotten similarly dire descriptions of what...

I have gotten similarly dire descriptions of what UGLY means. And I would avoid them to be honest. They are supposed to affect image quality, and there are a lot of variables, many unfixable, that...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 09-21-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 712
Posted By kaiyen
indeed, sfx loses a lot of speed with that...

indeed, sfx loses a lot of speed with that filter, as it should since it's the least IR-ish of the films out there. it's truly extended red and not IR.

nice work. doesn't having the kludged hood...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 09-10-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 1,032
Posted By kaiyen
have you tried a search on this? I'm too tired...

have you tried a search on this? I'm too tired to go through it all again :-) all over the place on photo.net, too.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-27-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 1,211
Posted By kaiyen
Depending on the packaging, you can just heat...

Depending on the packaging, you can just heat them in the oven until they turn back to their original color.

However, if it's the paper packets, the paper might burn before you dry them out (plus...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-07-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 2,562
Posted By kaiyen
Ilford Rapid fix does not have hardener in it. ...

Ilford Rapid fix does not have hardener in it. no problems for me ever in 35 and 120 formats. just fwiw.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-06-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 2,562
Posted By kaiyen
process as usual is fine, though the emulsion is...

process as usual is fine, though the emulsion is very soft when wet. I wouldn't use a squeegee, for instance. But be gentle and you'll be fine.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 08-06-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 1,164
Posted By kaiyen
if you're getting bands of differing development...

if you're getting bands of differing development on the edges, it's almost always due to insufficient breakup of flow during agitation, I've found. Not an issue of not enough agitation, but the type...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 08-05-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 1,089
Posted By kaiyen
I decided to stick with the lenses that fit the...

I decided to stick with the lenses that fit the existing framelines. Eventually I'll be on the lookout for wider lenses, probably like a 28 or really go out there with a 24 or 15. But for now I...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 08-05-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 1,089
Posted By kaiyen
My fault - thus my question about whether they...

My fault - thus my question about whether they were Ultrons or not :-). Those are the lenses with the corresponding max apertures, though, so that's what I have.

I just added the tags to the black...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 08-05-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 1,089
Posted By kaiyen
I have the I-50 set up with several rubber bands...

I have the I-50 set up with several rubber bands so it doesn't go all the way in. It's working out well. Having a camera that is less than 1.5" or so thick is very nice. Reminds me of the folders...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 08-05-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 1,089
Posted By kaiyen
So...you're saying one body and one or two...

So...you're saying one body and one or two lenses.

I say one body and 3 focal lengths, with a doubling up of the 50mm so that I can do a very tiny form factor with the collapsible.

I don't get...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 08-05-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 1,089
Posted By kaiyen
And now my Bessa R kit is complete...

so it's time to move onto building my next kit! :-)

But right now, I have my R, a 35 1.7, 50 1.7, 75 2.5 (all and the CV lenses - all Ultrons?) and a I-50 collapsible for a super small option. ...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 07-30-2008
Replies: 47
Views: 4,392
Posted By kaiyen
best cure for feeling the Ultron is too bulky: ...

best cure for feeling the Ultron is too bulky: carry around an SLR with battery grip with a 17-35 2.8 or so on it for a while. Now Ultron seems like feather. :-)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-30-2008
Replies: 33
Views: 2,718
Posted By kaiyen
Again, note that Roger is saying "at a given...

Again, note that Roger is saying "at a given contrast" in his post script. Many people push in order to achieve proper midtones while sacrificing highlights. People don't push to maintain a given...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-29-2008
Replies: 33
Views: 2,718
Posted By kaiyen
I think the keys are that 1) the distinction...

I think the keys are that 1) the distinction between the developer being just slightly more used up in the shadows vs. completely fresh and 2) that overall increase in developer activity (be it via...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-28-2008
Replies: 33
Views: 2,718
Posted By kaiyen
naw, no need to fill in the closed parenthesis. ...

naw, no need to fill in the closed parenthesis. I goofed, let's let it live for posterity :-).

As you develop film, it's not entirely, 100% true that you develop for the highlights. That implies,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-28-2008
Replies: 33
Views: 2,718
Posted By kaiyen
Would you seriously work that hard to get the...

Would you seriously work that hard to get the extra 1/3 stop in toe speed, which is only kind of related to film speed (you won't necessarily achieve actual increase in film speed just because you...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-28-2008
Replies: 33
Views: 2,718
Posted By kaiyen
I'd be okay believing 1/6 of a stop :-) it's...

I'd be okay believing 1/6 of a stop :-)

it's slight, regardless, and that would be an interesting and arduous task of balancing contrast control, agitation to keep fresh dev on the shadows/toe, and...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-28-2008
Replies: 33
Views: 2,718
Posted By kaiyen
Roger - I would not have thought agitation could...

Roger - I would not have thought agitation could gain 1/3 of a stop in toe speed. That is quite remarkable. Wow.

(I re-read that and it sounds quasi-sarcastic. It's not - I am really surprised)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-11-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 1,191
Posted By kaiyen
I use the same c-41 print drums (you need to get...

I use the same c-41 print drums (you need to get the print drums, not the film ones), too. 8x10 tank holds 2 sheets, 11x14 tank holds 4. Very even development every time. I use a beseler rotary...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-08-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 1,105
Posted By kaiyen
best of luck - be sure to show results, if you...

best of luck - be sure to show results, if you feel okay about it. It's always fun to try something new, and I hope you get results with which you are happy.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-08-2008
Replies: 30
Views: 2,996
Posted By kaiyen
Throwing this notion of copyright-retention at...

Throwing this notion of copyright-retention at the "internet generation" doesn't make a ton of sense since it's actually mostly younger wedding photogs that are giving up the full rez image files...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-08-2008
Replies: 30
Views: 2,996
Posted By kaiyen
Okay - back to the original OP, since the rest of...

Okay - back to the original OP, since the rest of this thread is getting stupid. I think you're fine in wanting to keep copyright. But it is also my opinion that it is perfectly legit for the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-08-2008
Replies: 30
Views: 2,996
Posted By kaiyen
um. unless someone says that it is work for...

um. unless someone says that it is work for hire, using those specific terms, in a contract, then it is not work for hire. so since my contract does not say I am doing photography as work for hire,...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 07-08-2008
Replies: 27
Views: 4,874
Posted By kaiyen
Steve - the 3K method for the R1800, the one you...

Steve - the 3K method for the R1800, the one you mentioned, is the way to go if you have one of those printers. For me, I'm either getting a 3800 or going the K-14 route with a 1400. I am fine with...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-08-2008
Replies: 30
Views: 2,996
Posted By kaiyen
I must admit that I'm rather shocked at the...

I must admit that I'm rather shocked at the highly negative commentary about how wedding photographers are all evil for wanting to keep copyright, etc. I do think there is confusion about keeping...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-07-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 1,105
Posted By kaiyen
For just a -2/3 to -1 underexposure, you're...

For just a -2/3 to -1 underexposure, you're within range of what Microphen can give you to begin with. I haven't done speed tests on NP400, but Microphen or something similar should give you about...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-07-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 1,105
Posted By kaiyen
so...you have some photos that the meter said...

so...you have some photos that the meter said "ok" on, and some that you could tell were underexposed to begin with?

You are right - if you push the film, the skin tones will go up, but so will...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-03-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 1,258
Posted By kaiyen
alexz - I note the smiley, but I meant no offense...

alexz - I note the smiley, but I meant no offense when I mentioned about needing proper exposure. I meant it more for anyone else reading this thread perhaps in the future.

allan
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-03-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 1,258
Posted By kaiyen
I haven't shot enough NP1600 to give the kind of...

I haven't shot enough NP1600 to give the kind of advice I would for one shooting a wedding, even as a guest. I offer up my experiences in other threads usually when it pertains to film speed, etc,...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-02-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 1,328
Posted By kaiyen
Well, I think just a plain bean bag rather than...

Well, I think just a plain bean bag rather than the pod would work better. A TLR is very well balanced so no need for a bean bag with a tripod mount on it, essentially.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-02-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 1,422
Posted By kaiyen
TXT @ 1600 in Microphen is easy. For me, 16...

TXT @ 1600 in Microphen is easy. For me, 16 minutes, 10 inversions every 3 minutes works great. Not like it looks at 400, but that's not the point. Grain is really, really crisp.

Depends on...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-01-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 1,422
Posted By kaiyen
David Carper. I think that was the Ilford guy's...

David Carper. I think that was the Ilford guy's name.

I believe, personally, that the 1+1 and other dilutions are there out of suggestions for more economical use (in case you don't reuse the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-01-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 948
Posted By kaiyen
oh, and generally it is more like educated...

oh, and generally it is more like educated guesswork. I call it the "sloppy zone system." shoot some film. look at shadow detail. Not enough? then rate it down a bit. at that point when you're...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-01-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 948
Posted By kaiyen
Well, this is how I did it for Delta...

Well, this is how I did it for Delta 100...
http://photos.kaiyen.com/photoBlog/?s=delta+100

allan
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-01-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 1,422
Posted By kaiyen
Wow - grade 1 to get it to print well? :-). ...

Wow - grade 1 to get it to print well? :-).

Someone from Ilford back on PN said that Microphen actually decreases film quality and tonality when diluted at all. It should always be used at full...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-01-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 1,422
Posted By kaiyen
Kully - so if you're metering at +2/3, you're...

Kully - so if you're metering at +2/3, you're really shooting it at roughly EI 1000 (I say roughly since there are no perfect RF metering patterns out there that make any EI all that accurate but you...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-01-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 1,422
Posted By kaiyen
Well, you're going to get about as much speed as...

Well, you're going to get about as much speed as one can in Microphen, and NP 1600 is really only about 800 even then. So if you want the hair on the young girl to have detail, for instance, you...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-01-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 785
Posted By kaiyen
Well, if they are too low in contrast then yes,...

Well, if they are too low in contrast then yes, increase dev time. I am presuming you are getting the right amount of shadow detail, right?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-26-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 4,321
Posted By kaiyen
Well, Minor White and Ansel Adams did the early...

Well, Minor White and Ansel Adams did the early work on the Zone System, which is based on film speed as determined by shadow detail, and development to control highlights based on the contrast of a...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-26-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 1,235
Posted By kaiyen
I'm not aware of any scanner other than a flatbed...

I'm not aware of any scanner other than a flatbed with a modified holder (or, well, a drum scanner) that can get all the way to the film edges. They are not designed to go that far out.

Last...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-26-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 4,321
Posted By kaiyen
Teus - Rodinal has slightly higher acutance than...

Teus - Rodinal has slightly higher acutance than XTOL, and the punchiness from the grain is quite different. Also, the toe is _usually_ (but not always) longer, giving it a distinctive look in that...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-26-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 4,321
Posted By kaiyen
True speed merely means the speed at which a film...

True speed merely means the speed at which a film produces sufficient shadow detail (Zone III in the zone system). You set the camera to that speed, generally to spot meter just that area, stop down...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-25-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 4,321
Posted By kaiyen
There are a lot of different topics in this...

There are a lot of different topics in this thread, really.

First, there is the issue of true film speed. TXT in Rodinal is going to be 250 or so, no question. Period. What you are doing by...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 06-24-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 993
Posted By kaiyen
well, if it was in a bag when you bought it, who...

well, if it was in a bag when you bought it, who knows how it was stored, right? Perhaps add 1/3 to 2/3 of a stop during exposure to deal with possible base fog increase. IMO.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 06-24-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 1,384
Posted By kaiyen
So far I'm loving mine. I haven't got a lot of...

So far I'm loving mine. I haven't got a lot of scans with it yet as I was forcing myself to adjust to my R with a 50mm mostly, but I really like it, and used it a lot more ona recent trip to...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-24-2008
Replies: 25
Views: 3,314
Posted By kaiyen
It's interesting the number of opinions of what...

It's interesting the number of opinions of what films look similar. I'm going to presume that the primary characteristics that you're seeking are the toe and shoulder, since contrast is controlled...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-23-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 938
Posted By kaiyen
Many of the Fuji films have notoriously short dev...

Many of the Fuji films have notoriously short dev times. Just cool the developer down and get a longer time that way. I do not personally take the chance of uneven development with sub-5 dev times.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-16-2008
Replies: 24
Views: 2,401
Posted By kaiyen
wow. 100 pounds? I remember when I got mine for...

wow. 100 pounds? I remember when I got mine for $15 and then paid $85 for a CLA. That was only...3 years ago? These things have climbed in price like crazy. Make sure to get a square hood,...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 06-09-2008
Replies: 24
Views: 2,189
Posted By kaiyen
glassine envelopes are the absolute best - no...

glassine envelopes are the absolute best - no chance of scratches. But plastic print file sleeves are probably the most convenient. I use the latter
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 06-05-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 1,942
Posted By kaiyen
cheaper alternative for filter - cokin system...

cheaper alternative for filter - cokin system with their 89b. the filter is $45, and you can get a holder, adapter, and even a grad ND for $55.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-05-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 1,195
Posted By kaiyen
Roger, Thanks for the info. Indeed, I've used...

Roger,
Thanks for the info. Indeed, I've used the Paterson, Paterson knock-offs, Jobo and...I guess that's it and no problems. I'll keep that in mind, though.

allan
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-05-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 1,195
Posted By kaiyen
Roger - wow - I would have to think that the...

Roger - wow - I would have to think that the plastic tank would be really, really beat up.

I agree on handling the film properly. Far more likely to be a problem.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-05-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 1,195
Posted By kaiyen
it's a myth. all plastic tanks are fine. don't...

it's a myth. all plastic tanks are fine. don't worry about it.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 06-04-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 1,218
Posted By kaiyen
one note - pushing does not affect the...

one note - pushing does not affect the sensitivity of the film.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 05-30-2008
Replies: 38
Views: 2,514
Posted By kaiyen
Roger - do you think it's the compression of...

Roger - do you think it's the compression of midtones and highlights that gives the sense of Diafine providing an effective EI of about 1250, as I've often seen cited? I don't like the tonality at...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-30-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 1,011
Posted By kaiyen
yes, you should do some minimal, just barely...

yes, you should do some minimal, just barely visible sharpening upon capture. You should scan at full size, do a tiny bit of capture sharpening, do all your editing at full size, then, when you know...
Forum: Optics Theory - 05-22-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 1,317
Posted By kaiyen
hm. good point. eh, I'll see how the bidding...

hm. good point. eh, I'll see how the bidding goes. it looks like it might get close to being too expensive for me...

If the used CV 1.5 on CQ were a bit cheaper I'd just get that. argh.
Forum: Optics Theory - 05-22-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 1,317
Posted By kaiyen
thanks for the advice. I will pass this time. ...

thanks for the advice. I will pass this time.

Before Sweeney's Jupiter 3 controversy, I was going to get one of those...
Forum: Optics Theory - 05-22-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 1,317
Posted By kaiyen
canon 50 1.4 with aperture blade problem

Hi all

How serious do you think the aperture blade problem is with this ebay...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-21-2008
Replies: 78
Views: 6,541
Posted By kaiyen
Also, if it makes you feel better, I bought a...

Also, if it makes you feel better, I bought a bessa r, 35, 50, and 75mm lenses within 4 days of each other. If I felt like using VF's, I would get wider lenses, too. So there are people wanting...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-18-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 3,114
Posted By kaiyen
Roger - on this forum, you bet there will be some...

Roger - on this forum, you bet there will be some praise-singing of NP1600 :-)

I would go for the TMZ, which I am coming to like more and more for this type of stuff. For more atmospheric stuff,...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-14-2008
Replies: 28
Views: 3,579
Posted By kaiyen
Nikon has at least been putting in some effort...

Nikon has at least been putting in some effort with their primes of late. They first went on the high end, totally new glass (200 f2). Then they updated their long lenses. And recently the 105 and...
Forum: Off Topic 05-14-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 713
Posted By kaiyen
costco might have some HP's as well. My wife has...

costco might have some HP's as well. My wife has one (um...my photo business has one that my wife often uses - I do use it when showing work to clients). But it comes with Vista.

The dells are one...
Forum: Off Topic 05-13-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 713
Posted By kaiyen
I'm gonna type fast before the mac vs pc war...

I'm gonna type fast before the mac vs pc war starts!

First - you like your Dell. Does that mean you also like Windows in general? If so, do you like XP specifically? Have you tried Vista?

How...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-13-2008
Replies: 28
Views: 3,579
Posted By kaiyen
What do you mean that the build quality of the...

What do you mean that the build quality of the current 50 1.4 AFD is "no go?" Just curious. Mine seems pretty well built.

I had read once that they had to come up with new resolution charts when...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-13-2008
Replies: 21
Views: 1,989
Posted By kaiyen
Rich has gotten to the real point, one that I was...

Rich has gotten to the real point, one that I was irresponsible in skipping over. All films scan well. All films scan poorly. It just depends on what your definitions of good and bad are, and what...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-13-2008
Replies: 21
Views: 1,989
Posted By kaiyen
Of the silver-based films, the newer emulsions -...

Of the silver-based films, the newer emulsions - the TMAX line, the Delta line, and the Neopan line - will all scan better than the "clumpier" older emulsions. Little to no grain aliasing, very...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 05-13-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 1,376
Posted By kaiyen
Something really funny now that I've finally...

Something really funny now that I've finally gotten an interchangeable lens RF - I have no problem with the "size" of the faster lenses, like the Ultron. compared to any of my SLR cameras and...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 05-13-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 1,376
Posted By kaiyen
the jupiter 3 won't fit. the industar 61 is a 50...

the jupiter 3 won't fit. the industar 61 is a 50 (55?) mm lens, not a 35.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 05-12-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 1,376
Posted By kaiyen
do you want a 35mm lens? The Jupiter 12 won't...

do you want a 35mm lens? The Jupiter 12 won't fit because it'll hit the shutter with its huge rear element. The CV options are good ones, and there are a couple of 28mm Ultron's for sale right now...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-12-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 1,266
Posted By kaiyen
No - jobo takes jobo. But all paterson tanks...

No - jobo takes jobo. But all paterson tanks will take the samigon ones.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-12-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 1,266
Posted By kaiyen
Jeff, Seriously? I have a reputation and it's...

Jeff,
Seriously? I have a reputation and it's not a bad one? :-)

I didn't even know anyone read that! I wrote it up because, of course, I like to hear myself talk (or like to think that people...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-12-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 1,266
Posted By kaiyen
When people say that steel reels can be loaded...

When people say that steel reels can be loaded wet, I doubt that anyone means that you should dunk them in water, leave them 100% soaking, then try to put some film on them :-). But you give them a...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-09-2008
Replies: 34
Views: 3,418
Posted By kaiyen
I was about to say that TXT exposed "normally" in...

I was about to say that TXT exposed "normally" in something like Perceptol will give you low grain at about 250 -200. Then Roger beat me to it. In an edit no less! :-)

Even so, you end up with a...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-09-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 992
Posted By kaiyen
well, I don't do as much photography as I'd like,...

well, I don't do as much photography as I'd like, and I do wish I could spend more time promoting my paid work to get more jobs (ie - I'm "pro" in the sense that I make money on my photography, but...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 05-08-2008
Replies: 28
Views: 2,874
Posted By kaiyen
If you were selling that R without the lens I'd...

If you were selling that R without the lens I'd consider it. I don't need a 2nd 35mm lens :-(
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 05-08-2008
Replies: 28
Views: 2,874
Posted By kaiyen
I just got one for slightly under $200, the...

I just got one for slightly under $200, the black/chrome one. Seems like it's in excellent condition. I've been seeing most for a bit over $200. Not sure that helps...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 05-07-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 1,035
Posted By kaiyen
lol! or, for those fans of 30 Rock, lqtm!

lol! or, for those fans of 30 Rock, lqtm!
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 05-07-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 1,035
Posted By kaiyen
"weird" iso settings? huh. that's a good one. ...

"weird" iso settings?

huh. that's a good one. RFF is a fun place.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 05-07-2008
Replies: 28
Views: 2,874
Posted By kaiyen
The J3 is a nice fast 50. I mean, 2.8 is good. ...

The J3 is a nice fast 50. I mean, 2.8 is good. 1.5 is better :-). A fast 50 is my next goal. I am really enjoying my R.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 05-07-2008
Replies: 26
Views: 2,803
Posted By kaiyen
All liquid concentrate devs will be expensive,...

All liquid concentrate devs will be expensive, relatively speaking, as you are dealing with paying for all that water, whereas powder is just a lot lighter. Having said that, DDX is known for being...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-07-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 1,930
Posted By kaiyen
I personally found myself rarely using my 645...

I personally found myself rarely using my 645 cameras because their lighter weight and faster speed compared to most 6x6 cameras...well, if that was what I was going for, I'd use my 35mm stuff. 645...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 05-06-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 1,046
Posted By kaiyen
Roland - thanks. deleted from my ebay list...

Roland - thanks. deleted from my ebay list...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 05-06-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 1,046
Posted By kaiyen
canon 50 1.4 with slight chip - how much, you think?

Hi all,
There is an auction (270232770346) for a canon 1.5 that has a small chip on one of the inner elements. Only visible when wide open and only a "slight" effect on image.

I'm thinking it'll...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-05-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 2,254
Posted By kaiyen
Jeff is one of my heroes. I wish I could create...

Jeff is one of my heroes. I wish I could create such are while doing weddings...Mine are solid, but only solid. sigh.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-04-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 1,250
Posted By kaiyen
I can just barely see the tab on the fed. so you...

I can just barely see the tab on the fed. so you move that little thing to set aperture? But the whole ring on the front of the front of the industars moves for the aperture?

What's the difference...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-04-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 1,250
Posted By kaiyen
fed vs. industar collapsible 50's

Hi all,
any real difference between these? fedka has both, and they are about the same price. since they are both based on the elmar design I'm curious.

I am having much trouble with how the...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-03-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 1,089
Posted By kaiyen
Buying on the bay - alex-photo at a premium?

Hi all,
So let's say you are looking for an FSU lens. Alex-Photo, whom I'm sure many of you have bought from in the past, has it for $110 plus shipping. Someone else, also from the FSU and with a...
Forum: Optics Theory - 05-03-2008
Replies: 30
Views: 3,315
Posted By kaiyen
Mike - very useful info. Hm. Thanks.

Mike - very useful info. Hm. Thanks.
Forum: Optics Theory - 05-03-2008
Replies: 30
Views: 3,315
Posted By kaiyen
Okay. The sample images I'm seeing of the J3 are...

Okay. The sample images I'm seeing of the J3 are really nice. Is it a notch below the Canon lenses, though, in reality? I'm seeing a few good prices...
Forum: Optics Theory - 05-03-2008
Replies: 30
Views: 3,315
Posted By kaiyen
Yeah, the canon 50 1.5 is kind of hard to find on...

Yeah, the canon 50 1.5 is kind of hard to find on ebay. Roland's got all this extra stuff with his plus it's in such good condition it's too expensive :-).
Forum: Optics Theory - 05-03-2008
Replies: 30
Views: 3,315
Posted By kaiyen
I apologize - I'd like to stick around $200, but...

I apologize - I'd like to stick around $200, but I didn't mean that all the lenses I was looking at were $200 or below. For instance, I am not averse to the CV 1.5. That's not $200.

But since...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-03-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 2,569
Posted By kaiyen
QTR is free, and try that before you order the...

QTR is free, and try that before you order the CFS, IMO.
Forum: Optics Theory - 05-02-2008
Replies: 30
Views: 3,315
Posted By kaiyen
Wow - those J3 shots are impressive. If I can...

Wow - those J3 shots are impressive. If I can find one at a good price I will grab one...what is a good price for one of these? I wish one of the lens masters on RFF had one for sale :-)
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 05-02-2008
Replies: 38
Views: 2,514
Posted By kaiyen
Wow. Drew stole my development method! :-) A...

Wow. Drew stole my development method! :-)

A more accurate way of describing Diafine and TXT's speed relationship is that every film has unique speed for a developer at a certain dilution for a...
Forum: Optics Theory - 05-02-2008
Replies: 30
Views: 3,315
Posted By kaiyen
Roland, I'd really appreciate that very kind...

Roland,

I'd really appreciate that very kind offer. I have heard many good things about the 1.8, but I like the extra 2/3 I get when I use my Nikon SLR 1.4 vs. the 1.8's I've used so...

Between...
Forum: Optics Theory - 05-02-2008
Replies: 30
Views: 3,315
Posted By kaiyen
Oh, for instance: -Canon 1.5 How is...

Oh, for instance:

-Canon 1.5 How is that?
-There are a bajillion Leica's at about f2. But I hear many of them are less contrasty and prone to flare.

-Are there collapsible ones that will work...
Forum: Optics Theory - 05-02-2008
Replies: 30
Views: 3,315
Posted By kaiyen
So many 50's out there - looking for LTM, affordable, sharp, good contrast

Hi all,
There are so many 50's out there. I'm looking for recommendations on a relatively fast (faster than f2 preferred), LTM lens that is sharp with good contrast and relatively low tendency to...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-02-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 1,392
Posted By kaiyen
printing is harder. Are there long shelf life...

printing is harder. Are there long shelf life print dev's out there?

Get a long life developer for film, fixer will exhaust but if you use some techniques you don't even have to take it to a proper...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-01-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 2,038
Posted By kaiyen
bippi, I'm not sure I understand your question. ...

bippi, I'm not sure I understand your question. But...ID-11, "officially," will last 6 months in a full container as stock (you always store as stock, never diluted, of course), and I've had it last...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-01-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 2,038
Posted By kaiyen
ID-11 is Ilford's D76. If you store XTOL in 1L...

ID-11 is Ilford's D76.

If you store XTOL in 1L bottles instead of a big 5L one, then it'll last. But it is also an ascorbic acid developer and can go bad suddenly, but this time with no color...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-01-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 1,495
Posted By kaiyen
Rich I forgot that the transparency section of...

Rich
I forgot that the transparency section of the 4990 is so big. That makes sense.

The T-locks were never good for me. I got the AN insert as soon as it came out.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-01-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 2,569
Posted By kaiyen
It's a tad bit weird to cite your sight (ha) as a...

It's a tad bit weird to cite your sight (ha) as a reason why dots would show up. I'm pretty sure that Rich isn't blind...

It does depend a lot on the paper, and I also agree that I'm not happy with...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-01-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 1,495
Posted By kaiyen
Wow - the 4990 holder must be pretty good, then. ...

Wow - the 4990 holder must be pretty good, then. The one for the 4490...not so much.

The option of the AN insert for the BetterScanning holder was the deal-maker for me.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 04-30-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 2,569
Posted By kaiyen
The 2200 is easy. Get Quadtone RIP...

The 2200 is easy. Get Quadtone RIP (quadtonerip.com) and it'll print neutral B&W even with the color inkset in there.

Is the 2100 the European version of the 2200? Then that will work, too.

For...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-30-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 1,495
Posted By kaiyen
I have never seen a good stock holder that...

I have never seen a good stock holder that doesn't have major limitations one way or another. Get another epson and hopefully still use doug's holder.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 04-29-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 2,040
Posted By kaiyen
Microphen is just fine for developing at box...

Microphen is just fine for developing at box speed. In most cases, you will not achieve box speed with ID-11, so if you want to shoot at box speed (or slightly higher, actually) and also be able to...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 04-29-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 1,929
Posted By kaiyen
I think in your workflow you probably are best...

I think in your workflow you probably are best just doing a general sharpening in picasa and leaving it at that.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 04-29-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 2,417
Posted By kaiyen
Ronald - if you're no expert, then why denounce...

Ronald - if you're no expert, then why denounce the concept of cosmic rays affecting film? Is it because cosmic rays, to you, is a humorous term? You do realize that, in a literal sense, it's a...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 04-29-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 1,929
Posted By kaiyen
what are you using to send the file to Costco? ...

what are you using to send the file to Costco? I'd scan w/o sharpening, then sharpen just a bit in Picasa (I had no idea Picasa had sharpening capability). Just to bring a bit of detail out, no...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 04-29-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 1,929
Posted By kaiyen
I find that my 4490 maxes out at about 2400 as...

I find that my 4490 maxes out at about 2400 as well, and that's what I scan at. I turn everything off, scan in pro mode (well, I use Vuescan now, but you get the idea), and make sure my black and...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 04-28-2008
Replies: 38
Views: 2,514
Posted By kaiyen
Diafine works with slower films. But you asked...

Diafine works with slower films. But you asked about pushing. Diafine will give you a legit 1250 with TXT, so 1600 will be only a slight loss in shadow detail.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 04-28-2008
Replies: 38
Views: 2,514
Posted By kaiyen
My fault for deviated from the original purpose,...

My fault for deviated from the original purpose, Steve. FWIW, I am not against Diafine for this purpose, I still just prefer more control over my contrast and sharpness during development.

I have...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-28-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 1,556
Posted By kaiyen
Try to keep your agitation methods the same,...

Try to keep your agitation methods the same, always. Always always. Just adjust time. otherwise you have too many factors going on at once.

Try just a 15-20% change. That would be about 6:45. ...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 04-28-2008
Replies: 38
Views: 2,514
Posted By kaiyen
I prefer more control over my development...

I prefer more control over my development process, that's all. Besides, I don't want to always shoot TXT at 1250 because I use Diafine. But I don't want to switch to, say, FP4 in order to shoot at...
Showing results 1 to 199 of 1000

 


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 19:49.


vBulletin skin developed by: eXtremepixels
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

All content on this site is Copyright Protected and owned by its respective owner. You may link to content on this site but you may not reproduce any of it in whole or part without written consent from its owner.