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Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 95
Views: 3,496
Posted By SaveKodak
It's quite a handsome model. I hope Leica...

It's quite a handsome model. I hope Leica continues this trend of offering entry level cameras at prices more people can afford. A $4k M is just about right IMO.

Now they just need to make it...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-20-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 1,193
Posted By SaveKodak
I bought a brand new 6060 insert just last...

I bought a brand new 6060 insert just last Summer, and the factory did a repair of another piece of my kit over the Winter. 2019 and they're still kicking, that's really cool if you ask me!

Best...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-20-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 2,102
Posted By SaveKodak
We're talking about a luxury brand here. Luxury...

We're talking about a luxury brand here. Luxury brands largely deal in bulls**t, and Leica as it exists today is no exception. Strip away the BS and the M10 is basically a modified Canon 6D housed...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-19-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 304
Posted By SaveKodak
There was a similar video of I think Robert Capa...

There was a similar video of I think Robert Capa using Leica equipment, where as it was later pointed out he was more likely to be using Contax RFs of their day.

I'm guessing if Leica made a video...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-16-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 6,285
Posted By SaveKodak
Ah you heard wrong! In fact I have an incredibly...

Ah you heard wrong! In fact I have an incredibly reliable source that I know from the darkweb. I paid him 7 bitcoins to find out that in fact Fuji is still producing all their films, including...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-02-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 572
Posted By SaveKodak
I just picked up a Leaf AFi II 7 for my Hy6. ...

I just picked up a Leaf AFi II 7 for my Hy6. This is a relatively old 33mp digital back with a 1.1 crop factor.

The images are stunning. My D810 is a very nice camera, but at low ISOs it just...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 03-17-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 2,209
Posted By SaveKodak
Getty sells the images as stock photos and thus...

Getty sells the images as stock photos and thus the intended purpose is possibly advertising, and they're international so releases cover their butts. But lets say you were shooting directly for the...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 03-16-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 11,694
Posted By SaveKodak
https://heilandelectronic.de/files/Heiland_Enlarge...

https://heilandelectronic.de/files/Heiland_Enlarger_Head_Report.pdf

https://heilandelectronic.de/led_kaltlicht/lang:en

The good people at Ilford seem to believe it's a perfectly good way to print...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 03-16-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 11,694
Posted By SaveKodak
Might be an issue in a dichro head but i...

Might be an issue in a dichro head but i seriously doubt you'd have any issues in all but the most exotic B&W heads. Plus no film curl in the heat, no adjustments for the age of the bulb, super...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 03-16-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 2,209
Posted By SaveKodak
This doesn't make much sense because any...

This doesn't make much sense because any journalist or documentary photographer would not need model releases of any kind. You need them for advertising only, and typically only if you are going to...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-06-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,714
Posted By SaveKodak
I currently use a D810 and a film toaster to scan...

I currently use a D810 and a film toaster to scan some film. It yields good results, especially with chromes and B&W film. Recent software has made C41 conversions much better too. It is certainly...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 11-14-2018
Replies: 128
Views: 11,437
Posted By SaveKodak
Me too! In addition to my Fuji Frontiers. I was...

Me too! In addition to my Fuji Frontiers. I was never impressed by conversions until this plug in. It's a game changer.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-28-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 718
Posted By SaveKodak
Have you tried Northeast Photographic? They're...

Have you tried Northeast Photographic? They're out in Maine, and do great work.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-27-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 787
Posted By SaveKodak
Endless threads on the focus shift of various...

Endless threads on the focus shift of various lenses not withstanding I'm sure...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-27-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 787
Posted By SaveKodak
Actually I typically rate Portra 160 at 250 and...

Actually I typically rate Portra 160 at 250 and push 1 stop. It has a very unique look that I really like. It's quite a popular way to shoot this film. If I'm doing portraiture or what the film...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-26-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 787
Posted By SaveKodak
I'll be in the sunny British Virgin Islands, and...

I'll be in the sunny British Virgin Islands, and I have a lot of Portra 160. I'll probably alternate between Portra 160 pushed 1 stop, Ektar at box speed, and Delta 100 with an orange filter. I'll...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-26-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 787
Posted By SaveKodak
Just got my F6 back from Nikon!

I sent in my F6 and 50mm 1.4G to be focus calibrated to match. The 50mm was front focusing quite noticeably in the view finder. About 3 weeks and $300 dollars later, both are back and focusing...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-26-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 1,699
Posted By SaveKodak
Sometimes I think about the Tele or the FW... ...

Sometimes I think about the Tele or the FW... But I have a Hy6 Mod 2 and getting both a 180/2.8 with AF and/or something like an old 50, or even the 40/3.5 would probably set me back less or the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-13-2018
Replies: 41
Views: 4,174
Posted By SaveKodak
Pick a film that is likely to stick around. To...

Pick a film that is likely to stick around. To replace a modern film like Acros I'd reach for an equally modern film like Delta 100 or TMAX 100. They won't have Acros's unique tonal rendering, but...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-12-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 584
Posted By SaveKodak
Weird New Rollei Leak or Reflection

Recently I've been getting this streak on certain frames of film in my 2.8E. I've been inspecting the camera closely and I can't seem to find the culprit. It almost looks like a flare from internal...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-22-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 1,769
Posted By SaveKodak
I just save myself the trouble and use Ilfosol 3...

I just save myself the trouble and use Ilfosol 3 for films 200 and slower. Fantastic developer.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-05-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 858
Posted By SaveKodak
Photographer's Formulary will sell you whatever...

Photographer's Formulary will sell you whatever chemicals you want for the most part. You just need the measuring equipment to mix it.

I however will mirror the other comments. My experience...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-14-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 1,038
Posted By SaveKodak
Frankly it dilutes the brand. I doubt they've...

Frankly it dilutes the brand. I doubt they've made a camera that's better than the one on the Pixel 2 or iPhone X. Photographers want cameras. Consumers want iPhones and don't care if Leica lies...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-14-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 1,038
Posted By SaveKodak
About that "Leica" Phone...

The FBI, CIA and NSA say American citizens shouldn't use Huawei phones

http://money.cnn.com/2018/02/14/technology/huawei-intelligence-chiefs/index.html
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-14-2018
Replies: 152
Views: 6,787
Posted By SaveKodak
I think the 'worst case' scenario for still film...

I think the 'worst case' scenario for still film shooters would be Kodak itself having another insolvency. However given the interest level in film and the fact that it's clearly a stable market, if...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-10-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 2,357
Posted By SaveKodak
I own a film scanning lab called Northeast...

I own a film scanning lab called Northeast Photographic in Maine.

The people left over interested enough in photography that actually own a camera, are naturally drawn to film for at least some...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 02-05-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 1,166
Posted By SaveKodak
My opinion is that I currently have a working...

My opinion is that I currently have a working focal plane shutter that is accurate as tested, a beautiful condition 150/2.8, and an RF that needs work, which is non-critical to the use of the camera....
Forum: Large Format Film RF 02-05-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 1,166
Posted By SaveKodak
Anybody? .........

Anybody? .........
Forum: Large Format Film RF 02-04-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 1,166
Posted By SaveKodak
I installed the 152mm cam today. It seems to...

I installed the 152mm cam today. It seems to stop RF focusing under about 20 feet or so. Is that normal? Or did I improperly install it?
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-02-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 1,709
Posted By SaveKodak
Skip the anti newton ring glass. Just fluid...

Skip the anti newton ring glass. Just fluid mount. Scan Science can make you a kit. The results far surpass any dry scan. I fluid mount with my current PF120 Pro and I plan to with the Imacon 848...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 01-27-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 1,166
Posted By SaveKodak
106926 Yeah, looks like it has a 127mm cam in...

106926

Yeah, looks like it has a 127mm cam in it. Omar from Catlabs told me the difference is minimal? But he offered to ship me a cam for 152mm lenses.
Forum: Large Format Film RF 01-27-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 1,166
Posted By SaveKodak
Maybe I didn't explain properly but that is...

Maybe I didn't explain properly but that is basically what i'm doing. And in fact when I set the bed & rf to an infinity target, that position lines up with the infinity marker on the bed. I then...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 01-27-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 1,166
Posted By SaveKodak
Top-Mounted Graflex RF calibration confusion!

Hi!
I recently purchased a Graflex kit with a Rollei 150/2.8 in barrel projection lens mounted to it from Catlabs. I'm wondering about the RF, and if there is something wrong. Here is what is...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-24-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 1,877
Posted By SaveKodak
You could shoot Delta 400, TMAX 400 or C41...

You could shoot Delta 400, TMAX 400 or C41 process Ilford XP2 Super for extremely fine grained 400 speed films.

As another commenter noted, most scanners accentuate the grain. What would be a very...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 12-16-2017
Replies: 32
Views: 2,757
Posted By SaveKodak
I would challenge anyone to be dissatisfied with...

I would challenge anyone to be dissatisfied with the real world sensor performance of the M10, however if you compare it to the state-of-the-art offerings from Sony it's clearly no BSI sensor. With...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-07-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1,018
Posted By SaveKodak
You can use Final Rinse more times but it's so...

You can use Final Rinse more times but it's so cheap, why bother? I use 65% used fix and 35% fresh, and 88% used bleach to 12% fresh. The used bleach is aerated with an aquarium pump for 2 hours...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 12-06-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 2,691
Posted By SaveKodak
Drum scanners have a lot of cultural caché but...

Drum scanners have a lot of cultural caché but you'd be surprised how often the output from a dedicated 120 scanner is just fine. Operating a drum scanner these days is like being a VERY serious...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 12-06-2017
Replies: 38
Views: 2,335
Posted By SaveKodak
If you're looking to save a little money, look at...

If you're looking to save a little money, look at Epson's non-pigment based line. You lose some extreme archivality, and the ability to use speciality papers, but the quality great and the inks are...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 12-05-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 2,691
Posted By SaveKodak
I would either try to find a clean used V700...

I would either try to find a clean used V700 (same optics as V850 just slower), or *really* upgrade. A true upgrade would be something like the Pacific Image PF120 (AKA Reflecta). Some have also...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 12-04-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 2,508
Posted By SaveKodak
What if I told you....I have handled a GFX! ...

What if I told you....I have handled a GFX! :eek:
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 12-04-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 2,508
Posted By SaveKodak
Would moving the EVF slightly to the left really...

Would moving the EVF slightly to the left really make the camera platform more palatable than it already is? I highly doubt they're going to introduce another ergonomic option for people who simply...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-01-2017
Replies: 55
Views: 2,097
Posted By SaveKodak
I'd love to say the FM3a but it's so expensive. ...

I'd love to say the FM3a but it's so expensive. I'd argue that the FM2 is your next best choice, but honestly LR44 batteries are cheap and everywhere, so the FE2 would probably be my choice once I...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-29-2017
Replies: 124
Views: 6,999
Posted By SaveKodak
Except that if Nikon suddenly made a bunch of QC...

Except that if Nikon suddenly made a bunch of QC issues they'd get hell for it, and did in fact get dragged through the mud following a wave of problems. Whereas Leica has an army of super-fans...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-29-2017
Replies: 74
Views: 3,751
Posted By SaveKodak
Probably true. What does Schneider know about...

Probably true. What does Schneider know about optics anyway?
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-29-2017
Replies: 74
Views: 3,751
Posted By SaveKodak
And here I thought my 80mm 2.0 Xenotar was...

And here I thought my 80mm 2.0 Xenotar was expensive at $1750. Guess I'll have to comfort myself that it covers 6x6.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-29-2017
Replies: 124
Views: 6,999
Posted By SaveKodak
I personally don't know why anyone would trust...

I personally don't know why anyone would trust that the camera is the same one they've been producing since the 50s. Leica is a luxury brand now focused on selling toys for people who like to fondle...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 11-17-2017
Replies: 39
Views: 2,234
Posted By SaveKodak
Meanwhile M4s still shoot Tri-X just fine.

Meanwhile M4s still shoot Tri-X just fine.
Forum: Film vs Digital 11-12-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 1,570
Posted By SaveKodak
There is a reason why HABS/HAER shooters still...

There is a reason why HABS/HAER shooters still have to shoot B&W film, don't let anyone tell you that digital images are archival.

Use a lab for scans! Many labs do basic level scanning quite...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 11-05-2017
Replies: 53
Views: 8,038
Posted By SaveKodak
Www.northeastphotographic.com!

Www.northeastphotographic.com!
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-29-2017
Replies: 56
Views: 4,071
Posted By SaveKodak
I think the problem is that they were so...

I think the problem is that they were so inconsistent. I bought one with high hopes, but it had consistent and severe banding. It seems some people got great units, others like me got junk. I...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-21-2017
Replies: 86
Views: 5,467
Posted By SaveKodak
It should also be pointed out that Fuji is...

It should also be pointed out that Fuji is killing off certain stocks and quantities next year. I'll take the 8% increase if it means I don't lose Ektar & Portra.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-21-2017
Replies: 86
Views: 5,467
Posted By SaveKodak
Provia & Velvia work fine in my 7 bath kit.

Provia & Velvia work fine in my 7 bath kit.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-21-2017
Replies: 86
Views: 5,467
Posted By SaveKodak
I shoot Kodak color film and Ilford B&W. An 8%...

I shoot Kodak color film and Ilford B&W. An 8% price increase is not so substantial, it has been worse before. I'd still rather shoot my Rolleiflex with Portra or Ektar than an M10 or D850.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-18-2017
Replies: 56
Views: 4,071
Posted By SaveKodak
I too have the PF120 and found it excellent. You...

I too have the PF120 and found it excellent. You can even get a glass mount for it to do wet scans! With Vuescan I'm thrilled with extremely detailed scans and high dmax. Very comparable to...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-02-2017
Replies: 137
Views: 5,891
Posted By SaveKodak
There were bound to be increases but I think...

There were bound to be increases but I think we've reached a stabilization point. I'd still rather have 12 real photographs vs a theoretical infinite number of etherial files.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-01-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1,123
Posted By SaveKodak
The Pacific Image XA is an excellent scanner, and...

The Pacific Image XA is an excellent scanner, and I use mine regularly with Vuescan. It's very comparable to a Coolscan V that I used to use. The biggest challenge with any kind of scanning is the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-21-2017
Replies: 81
Views: 5,590
Posted By SaveKodak
A big shame, as I would love to use some of these...

A big shame, as I would love to use some of these new E lenses. Thank goodness they got the 58 out before switching over. The 28 & 105 E lenses look absolutely amazing. OTOH they are way too...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-21-2017
Replies: 81
Views: 5,590
Posted By SaveKodak
They are almost identical in "performance". The...

They are almost identical in "performance". The only real difference is the extra reach if you need it. Frankly I'm surprised they made both, but if I was buying one or the other I'd have a hard...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-18-2017
Replies: 185
Views: 11,513
Posted By SaveKodak
You can't have one without the other when it...

You can't have one without the other when it comes to scanning, and you certainly can't when you repeatedly say that you're getting results than can only be bested with drum scans. Saying that DSLRs...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-18-2017
Replies: 185
Views: 11,513
Posted By SaveKodak
Dogs express happiness with their body movements...

Dogs express happiness with their body movements and tails. Your dog is simply cooling off. Also this image has no black anchor points and looks possibly under exposed. Notice the haze on the left...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-18-2017
Replies: 185
Views: 11,513
Posted By SaveKodak
It all goes back to your own claims man. You're...

It all goes back to your own claims man. You're the one saying you are getting the best scans short of a drum scanner, but you can't seem to provide a C41 scan that has decent color balance. My...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-17-2017
Replies: 185
Views: 11,513
Posted By SaveKodak
Blue skin, blue dog.

Blue skin, blue dog.
Forum: Fuji X Series 09-14-2017
Replies: 137
Views: 12,344
Posted By SaveKodak
I've been saying that XTrans is a massive failure...

I've been saying that XTrans is a massive failure for years but everybody always gave me a bunch of crap about it. CLEARLY Nikon, Pentax, Canon, & Sony have been able to design pro and semi pro...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-06-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 697
Posted By SaveKodak
Use Harry Fleenor for Rolleis you want fully...

Use Harry Fleenor for Rolleis you want fully overhauled. Use Pro Camera in VA for regular service.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 08-28-2017
Replies: 185
Views: 11,513
Posted By SaveKodak
So many hilariously bad DSLR scans being thrown...

So many hilariously bad DSLR scans being thrown around. C41 does not dupe well 90% of the time guys. Use a scanner, or better yet use E6 films if you *must* do DSLR scanning. Huss has been...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 07-24-2017
Replies: 136
Views: 8,030
Posted By SaveKodak
...a Rolleiflex.

...a Rolleiflex.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 07-06-2017
Replies: 75
Views: 7,459
Posted By SaveKodak
Also look at the cost of a 2nd hand Zeiss 28mm...

Also look at the cost of a 2nd hand Zeiss 28mm 2.8 Biogon. SC's are inflated in price IMO, where as the Biogon is sold too cheaply considering it's overall quality. You'll still spend more on the...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 07-04-2017
Replies: 31
Views: 2,487
Posted By SaveKodak
Yes, clear as in "clearly visible". I should...

Yes, clear as in "clearly visible". I should have been more...clear, in my language. :)
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 07-04-2017
Replies: 31
Views: 2,487
Posted By SaveKodak
I didn't say they did man, don't come after me.

I didn't say they did man, don't come after me.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 07-04-2017
Replies: 31
Views: 2,487
Posted By SaveKodak
The edge code being present indicates that...

The edge code being present indicates that development took place. The more faint the edge code, the more you can tell if it was severely under-developed. I once bungled my dilution so badly that I...
Forum: Fuji X Series 06-13-2017
Replies: 40
Views: 2,564
Posted By SaveKodak
The image off the EVF will create a much better...

The image off the EVF will create a much better exposure than even a meter will. Just use the EVF, you can place your skin tones right where they need to be.
Forum: Leica SL 06-08-2017
Replies: 40
Views: 6,587
Posted By SaveKodak
A Kolari mod'd Sony is the way to go. I'd say...

A Kolari mod'd Sony is the way to go. I'd say A7RII if you're interested in actual IQ. The sensor in that cam is still the industry standard for 35mm, bar none. Leica Kool-Aid drinkers may say...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 05-29-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1,628
Posted By SaveKodak
You would think an incident or spot would be the...

You would think an incident or spot would be the same but in practice, pre-visualizing the highlight and shadow placement on an EVF. With negative film I don't bother, but when using chrome or B&W...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 05-28-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1,628
Posted By SaveKodak
Seems like, with a grey card and a test roll, I...

Seems like, with a grey card and a test roll, I could make this work. Sounds good! I think I'll enjoy having the X100F more than a Sony anyway. If I could afford an A9, maybe I'd stick with Sony,...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 05-27-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1,628
Posted By SaveKodak
X100F ISO Accuracy

This might be wayyy off base, but I remember reading that Fuji has been employing some differing standards regarding their ISO rating.

My situation is this, when I shoot chrome or am in a...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 05-25-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 1,585
Posted By SaveKodak
It's a Stylus Epic. Shoot it until it dies and...

It's a Stylus Epic. Shoot it until it dies and get a new one. In my experience the VF is not very accurate anyways.
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 05-24-2017
Replies: 18
Views: 1,972
Posted By SaveKodak
The dust will be outrageous, and there is no...

The dust will be outrageous, and there is no great solution for color negative. The best thing would be the Pentax rig, but I'd still rather scan with a dedicated unit. If you're in GFX price...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-21-2017
Replies: 51
Views: 6,256
Posted By SaveKodak
The Zeiss lenses are the best bang for the buck,...

The Zeiss lenses are the best bang for the buck, and in the case of the 35/1.4, the best period. I personally love the 35/2 Biogon for it's speed, performance, and handling. Some people said that...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-18-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 821
Posted By SaveKodak
Yeesh, I think we used to call images like that a...

Yeesh, I think we used to call images like that a little over-cooked. He must be either very frightened of his subjects or have a great deal of disdain for them if that's how he wants to portray...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-17-2017
Replies: 493
Views: 36,619
Posted By SaveKodak
Wow a mixed lighting image that is "correct" from...

Wow a mixed lighting image that is "correct" from your recollection. I've yet to see skin tones that are anything close to decent. What is "full sharpness?" Is there a half setting that I'm using?...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 05-16-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 2,769
Posted By SaveKodak
Complete and utter alarmist hogwash.

Complete and utter alarmist hogwash.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-16-2017
Replies: 493
Views: 36,619
Posted By SaveKodak
Yeah, sidewalks are naturally blue, skin tones...

Yeah, sidewalks are naturally blue, skin tones are meant to be cyan. That flared out shot is totally supposed to be bright orange. These are simply natural colors from a film geared toward skin...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-14-2017
Replies: 52
Views: 4,248
Posted By SaveKodak
Delta 400 here looking pretty great. ...

Delta 400 here looking pretty great. Interestingly I metered this scene with a Sony A7. I've started just using an EVF camera more and more in leu of a Sekonic, this leads to a lot less guesswork...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-08-2017
Replies: 52
Views: 4,248
Posted By SaveKodak
Then your logic is flawed.

Then your logic is flawed.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-08-2017
Replies: 52
Views: 4,248
Posted By SaveKodak
It's considered a great result as compared to dry...

It's considered a great result as compared to dry scanning and it's not my job to educate you as to why if you don't already know.

I shoot film because I enjoy the process, and believe in having a...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-08-2017
Replies: 52
Views: 4,248
Posted By SaveKodak
Well the prints would be 23x23, so just shy of 2...

Well the prints would be 23x23, so just shy of 2 feet by 2 feet. So, with that in mind you'd be standing back a bit to evaluate the image on the wall. With that in mind, this 1950s design holds up...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-07-2017
Replies: 52
Views: 4,248
Posted By SaveKodak
^^^^ Notice how fine-grained the P400 is, though...

^^^^

Notice how fine-grained the P400 is, though a little softer in detail than the E100G chrome film. The current Vision 3 based color negative film is extremely good, and well suited to large...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-07-2017
Replies: 52
Views: 4,248
Posted By SaveKodak
Here we go, 100% Portra 400 pushed...

Here we go, 100%

Portra 400 pushed +1
https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4172/34139918810_29909e9c08_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/U1Q1rQ)2017-05-05-0004-2 (https://flic.kr/p/U1Q1rQ) by Mark Sperry...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-07-2017
Replies: 52
Views: 4,248
Posted By SaveKodak
I think I actually kind of failed with my 100%...

I think I actually kind of failed with my 100% crops. I just screen captured my images at 100% in fullscreen LR, and uploaded the PNGs. These are not really representative of the detail present. ...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-07-2017
Replies: 52
Views: 4,248
Posted By SaveKodak
Look I'm sorry but if you come in here and say,...

Look I'm sorry but if you come in here and say, these are "terrible" or "awful", I'm going to be defensive.

OTOH, if you come in and say,"Great film flatness and color, but I notice that there is...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-07-2017
Replies: 493
Views: 36,619
Posted By SaveKodak
You trash my scans because of some fixable...

You trash my scans because of some fixable banding and then post these as counter examples? I can't tell if this is hilarious or some kind of absurd farce.

DSLR copy work can't properly...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-07-2017
Replies: 52
Views: 4,248
Posted By SaveKodak
Forums ideally are places where people like you...

Forums ideally are places where people like you don't post actually. I remember why I stopped posting on RFF now, this place is where joys goes to die.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-07-2017
Replies: 52
Views: 4,248
Posted By SaveKodak
I'll also point out that there is only banding in...

I'll also point out that there is only banding in one scan, the first one. I'm not sure what's so bad about these actually.... They are very accurate representations of the film on a light table,...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-06-2017
Replies: 52
Views: 4,248
Posted By SaveKodak
Yes I've also heard of gamsol as an alternative. ...

Yes I've also heard of gamsol as an alternative. I'll try it when I run out of Lumina. Great thing is tho, the fluid lasts for a longgg time.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-06-2017
Replies: 52
Views: 4,248
Posted By SaveKodak
That particular frame is quite dense so yes there...

That particular frame is quite dense so yes there is some banding, but this can be eliminated through various methods. All CCD scanners occasionally have banding, even drum scanners.

I assure you,...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-06-2017
Replies: 52
Views: 4,248
Posted By SaveKodak
The short answer is that it's not bad for your...

The short answer is that it's not bad for your film. The Lumina fluid has been leaving some residue but it cleans right off with film cleaning solution or pads. All drum scanners require wet scans...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-06-2017
Replies: 52
Views: 4,248
Posted By SaveKodak
I'm using Lumina fluid and parts from Scan...

I'm using Lumina fluid and parts from Scan Science.

To DMR, there is a ton of info on the web right now. I ignored it for years which is really stupid. It's the way to go.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-06-2017
Replies: 52
Views: 4,248
Posted By SaveKodak
Holy Crap, Wet Scanning!

I've been scanning with the Pacific Image PF120 Pro, which is a pretty under-rated unit IMO. My biggest critique would be the holders, which, like all stock holders...suck. So I started tinkering...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-05-2017
Replies: 92
Views: 5,479
Posted By SaveKodak
Every Nikon wedding shooter would buy a DF2 if it...

Every Nikon wedding shooter would buy a DF2 if it had the D750 or better AF and 2 card slots. It could even keep the 16mp sensor, that's the sweet spot for weddings anyway.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-02-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 2,144
Posted By SaveKodak
Just get a Coolscan V for much less $. I don't...

Just get a Coolscan V for much less $. I don't even think that's a great price for a CS-5K.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-22-2017
Replies: 40
Views: 3,416
Posted By SaveKodak
The Nokton is wonderful, way better than it has...

The Nokton is wonderful, way better than it has any business being. Of course if you can live with F2, the 50mm Planar is even better.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-19-2017
Replies: 31
Views: 3,743
Posted By SaveKodak
Use the DDX man, Ilford chemistry is amazing...

Use the DDX man, Ilford chemistry is amazing stuff! Convenient, mostly cheap, reliable.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-19-2017
Replies: 24
Views: 1,536
Posted By SaveKodak
I was referring to the TLR. Rollei made a number...

I was referring to the TLR. Rollei made a number of great medium format SLRs all the way up to the Hy6. Sadly they're very rare in the USA. Not sure how it is elsewhere.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-19-2017
Replies: 24
Views: 1,536
Posted By SaveKodak
There was a time when I wondered why anyone would...

There was a time when I wondered why anyone would bother with a Rolleiflex when you could get a Hasselblad... Now after shooting with a Rollei for years I have seen the light. I do wish I still had...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-11-2017
Replies: 134
Views: 10,641
Posted By SaveKodak
All I can tell you is that as a consummate gear...

All I can tell you is that as a consummate gear switcher, the Rolleiflex 2.8E is the camera I have not sold, and probably will never sell. I upgraded it to take a Hasselblad Prisms and finders, and...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-09-2017
Replies: 66
Views: 35,184
Posted By SaveKodak
Don't over complicated things here: Tri-X:...

Don't over complicated things here:

Tri-X: Traditional grain, less detail except in 120+

TMAX: Very fine grain, lots of detail in any format.

When properly handled either is capable of...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-07-2017
Replies: 2
Views: 621
Posted By SaveKodak
Arca plate for 2.8E

I'm looking for a decent arca plate that isn't effected by the little feet on the Rollei 2.8E. I've actually had a tough time finding something decent...

Any recommendations on this one?
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 04-07-2017
Replies: 62
Views: 4,176
Posted By SaveKodak
You should absolutely buy a CS8K. It's slow, but...

You should absolutely buy a CS8K. It's slow, but it's high quality. Plus it's been immune the the absurd prices CS9K's go for.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-05-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 1,237
Posted By SaveKodak
As an F6 owner, heck yes it can! I do believe...

As an F6 owner, heck yes it can!

I do believe there is a power penalty though, and I wouldn't expect most people to shell out for the F6, fine though it is.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-05-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 1,237
Posted By SaveKodak
If you're even considering 35mm over a 6x7 then...

If you're even considering 35mm over a 6x7 then I'd have to say, a Nikon F100 or Canon equivalent will run circles around anything else for on camera flash work. Plus their max sync speed is only 1...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-30-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 558
Posted By SaveKodak
So I checked the link, reposted it, and nativated...

So I checked the link, reposted it, and nativated to it by copy and paste. The link is actually correct, it just looks like RFF is compromised.

Google NYT & Catherine Leroy if you want to find...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-29-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 558
Posted By SaveKodak
From NYT: Best War Photog You've Never Heard Of

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/03/28/opinion/vietnam-leroy-photoessay.html?_r=0

Sounds like a tough broad! She has a great portfolio of images in this story. I'm guessing it's a goal of...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-27-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 882
Posted By SaveKodak
I can field this one as someone who has used...

I can field this one as someone who has used both!

The G basically upgrades the lens to the new AF system, so silent drive, about the same speed, but I think more accurate. The bokeh has been...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-24-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1,142
Posted By SaveKodak
Trigger warnings on RFF. Here we go. The ART...

Trigger warnings on RFF. Here we go.

The ART lenses are pretty remarkable, especially to your average working photographer. Pro's now have truely serious 3rd party options that bring the goods at...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-23-2017
Replies: 42
Views: 4,315
Posted By SaveKodak
Or they shoot weddings and need AF to...

Or they shoot weddings and need AF to consistently lock focus on moving subjects at large aperture...

Were I to have my druthers I really like the current Voigtlander 58mm 1.4, or even the older...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 03-22-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 2,091
Posted By SaveKodak
The conclusions in this article are similar to...

The conclusions in this article are similar to those I came to about why I shouldn't get into the X APS-C system.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-22-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 1,666
Posted By SaveKodak
The "hipster" label is about 5 years out of date...

The "hipster" label is about 5 years out of date in general, but people...keep...saying...it! Seriously, I lived in Williamsburg Brooklyn, the epicenter of hipsterdom from say 2003-2009. It's over....
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-21-2017
Replies: 49
Views: 5,847
Posted By SaveKodak
The only downside is it's relatively large as...

The only downside is it's relatively large as compared to the D750.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 03-20-2017
Replies: 0
Views: 748
Posted By SaveKodak
C41 Rotary processing clarifications

I am about to order a Jobo CPE2, because I have found myself in a bit of a film processing desert. I have some questions about the available C41 processing kits from Arista/Tetenal...Mostly in...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-17-2017
Replies: 47
Views: 5,566
Posted By SaveKodak
Haha well we're at a standoff I would say then. ...

Haha well we're at a standoff I would say then. I'm not aware of a Noritsu that out-resolves the Coolscan 9000 at 4000ppi. I think even it's measured optical resolution is 3900 or something like...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-16-2017
Replies: 47
Views: 5,566
Posted By SaveKodak
It's quite clear man. It takes a little more...

It's quite clear man. It takes a little more work but the PIXA outputs a higher resolution scan, with lower noise. So yes, a lab scanner makes a file with decent color and decent resolution...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-16-2017
Replies: 47
Views: 5,566
Posted By SaveKodak
This is quite typical for an RFF discussion. ...

This is quite typical for an RFF discussion. Some people just see the world a little cockeye'd. Those folks also tend to frequent online forums.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-16-2017
Replies: 47
Views: 5,566
Posted By SaveKodak
Color neg can be challenging for many users. I...

Color neg can be challenging for many users. I now do all my post-scan color work in PS. Often times I mask out the high range and low range indepentantly and use a layer adjustment curve on both. ...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-16-2017
Replies: 47
Views: 5,566
Posted By SaveKodak
Idk who told you that at PI but mine crops off...

Idk who told you that at PI but mine crops off the top and bottom, and Brennan's does as well. In fact everything I've read about the scanner indicated that you can't scan full frame. Most scanners...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-16-2017
Replies: 47
Views: 5,566
Posted By SaveKodak
Thanks! I had a great time writing it and...

Thanks! I had a great time writing it and shooting for it! It got me to buy an F6 so I think I love this thing.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-16-2017
Replies: 47
Views: 5,566
Posted By SaveKodak
He's just proving my point about the people who...

He's just proving my point about the people who write bad reviews of this scanner, they don't know what they're doing. That explanation is completely baffling...it does not even deserve a response.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-16-2017
Replies: 47
Views: 5,566
Posted By SaveKodak
This is funny to me because I used the original...

This is funny to me because I used the original chrome on a light table when I was color correcting the scan to match. These scans are very representative of the original and in some cases an...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-15-2017
Replies: 47
Views: 5,566
Posted By SaveKodak
My office is just messy. It's something I'm...

My office is just messy. It's something I'm working on.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-15-2017
Replies: 47
Views: 5,566
Posted By SaveKodak
As someone who has used the Coolscan V, 5000, &...

As someone who has used the Coolscan V, 5000, & 9000 extensively, I can tell you that my scans are essentially indistinguishable when it comes to a finished product. Can you point out something...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-15-2017
Replies: 47
Views: 5,566
Posted By SaveKodak
Well obviously scanning is for people that have...

Well obviously scanning is for people that have the time and patience. I would still refer back to my analogy about enlargers. They are quite difficult to use and require a lot of time and...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-15-2017
Replies: 47
Views: 5,566
Posted By SaveKodak
I'm not sure how manual alignment could be...

I'm not sure how manual alignment could be "****y" when all you do is quite literally look though a window at the film and use left/right buttons to center the frame. Are you wearing a blind fold?
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-15-2017
Replies: 47
Views: 5,566
Posted By SaveKodak
If you read my review you'd see that I...

If you read my review you'd see that I specifically argued against relying on automation with this scanner. Treat it like an enlarger and you can set your own alignment every time, and get very high...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-15-2017
Replies: 47
Views: 5,566
Posted By SaveKodak
Please do!

Please do!
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-15-2017
Replies: 47
Views: 5,566
Posted By SaveKodak
I'm not sure I want to write a full review...

I'm not sure I want to write a full review because of the time consuming nature of doing so, but I can tell you I really like the PF120. It's fast, easy, and produces great results with Vuescan. If...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-15-2017
Replies: 47
Views: 5,566
Posted By SaveKodak
I wrote a review of the Pacific Image XA for 35mmC

http://www.35mmc.com/20/02/2017/pacific-image-xa/

Let me know your thoughts!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-14-2017
Replies: 42
Views: 4,315
Posted By SaveKodak
Yeah I'll stick with my 58/1.4G. It's cheaper,...

Yeah I'll stick with my 58/1.4G. It's cheaper, has AF, less facial distortion close up, focuses closer, etc. I suspect that people buying anything that ends with Lux are not bothering to check...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-11-2017
Replies: 20
Views: 3,626
Posted By SaveKodak
If you can find a used copy that you can afford...

If you can find a used copy that you can afford the ZM is the better lens, it's just sublime. I've seen many reviews stating that it beats the Summilux generally in every way but size. Zeiss...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-07-2017
Replies: 266
Views: 15,883
Posted By SaveKodak
Street photography works when there is an...

Street photography works when there is an overarching social message that can be read though a single or multi-image set. Street photography is no different from a sunset photo when it's just...
Forum: Leica SL 02-28-2017
Replies: 149
Views: 9,973
Posted By SaveKodak
I can't roll my eyes high enough when people tell...

I can't roll my eyes high enough when people tell me that shooting 3k images per weddings is too many. They would spin around in my skull. Wedding coverage has changed over the 4 decades + since...
Forum: Leica SL 02-28-2017
Replies: 149
Views: 9,973
Posted By SaveKodak
Did you say that you've shot 10k photos with your...

Did you say that you've shot 10k photos with your SL? Color me impressed that it has survived what is the equivelent of 3 or so weddings. Really amazing work by Leica. That's so amazing.

Meanwhile...
Forum: Leica SL 02-27-2017
Replies: 149
Views: 9,973
Posted By SaveKodak
https://kolarivision.com/product/sony-a7-ii-infrar...

https://kolarivision.com/product/sony-a7-ii-infrared-or-thin-filter-converted-camera-copy/

Uh, it's right here. A pre-converted camera is $2000 dollars. If you want the BSI sensor a pre-converted...
Forum: Leica SL 02-27-2017
Replies: 149
Views: 9,973
Posted By SaveKodak
Even if they weigh the same why would you get the...

Even if they weigh the same why would you get the SL? It's inferior in every technical way to basic prosumer Nikon kits? Change it up to a D810 or 5DSR and you're cooking with gas even with the...
Forum: Leica SL 02-27-2017
Replies: 149
Views: 9,973
Posted By SaveKodak
And wise old photographers told me "if you can't...

And wise old photographers told me "if you can't do it good, do it big, if you can't do it big, do it in color." A tongue and cheek phrase related to art photography but the point is bigger is not...
Forum: Leica SL 02-27-2017
Replies: 149
Views: 9,973
Posted By SaveKodak
If "walking the walk" is working as a...

If "walking the walk" is working as a professional photographer for the last 10+ years, then yes that is a walk that I do walk. You're not the only one with experience Cal, and I've been on, in, and...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-24-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 2,178
Posted By SaveKodak
As someone who truly wants to get the absolute...

As someone who truly wants to get the absolute best out of my 35mm scans, I can earnestly say, prove me wrong. If it truly is a night and day difference share some results of this in action. I'm...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-24-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 2,178
Posted By SaveKodak
Count me as one of the SFAS detractors. Maybe...

Count me as one of the SFAS detractors. Maybe there is some mojo in those extra tools but hundreds of dollars worth of mojo? Vuescan already enables multi-exposure and multi-sample. SF want's $500...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-24-2017
Replies: 92
Views: 6,945
Posted By SaveKodak
If you want perfectly exposed chromes, my advice...

If you want perfectly exposed chromes, my advice would be to buy an F6! I used to auto bracket more but I'm finding that's not even necessary most of the time. The camera just nails it.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-24-2017
Replies: 361
Views: 115,855
Posted By SaveKodak
You got some high standards my man haha. There...

You got some high standards my man haha. There are a few of the ZF lenses that really shouldn't be evaluated on sharpness and CA. These are pretty old designs, with a lot of great character in...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-23-2017
Replies: 92
Views: 6,945
Posted By SaveKodak
Folks shot anything and everything. Some choices...

Folks shot anything and everything. Some choices certainly were more popular than others, but as usually it was job dependent.
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 02-23-2017
Replies: 1
Views: 1,207
Posted By SaveKodak
35mm lenses on the GFX

http://akpo.ca/35mm-Lenses-on-the-Fujifilm-GFX-50S

Pretty rad stuff. This camera is going to be amazing.
Forum: Leica SL 02-23-2017
Replies: 149
Views: 9,973
Posted By SaveKodak
I would love an M10. Maybe I'll pick one up in 3...

I would love an M10. Maybe I'll pick one up in 3 or 4 years for $3 grand or so, that's the most I would pay for a digital Leica. I already have a monochrome, as my M4 take silver gelatin film. ...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 02-23-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1,560
Posted By SaveKodak
That 40/1.2 and the A7R2 are freaking perfect. ...

That 40/1.2 and the A7R2 are freaking perfect. Hell yes Voigtlander.
Forum: Leica SL 02-23-2017
Replies: 149
Views: 9,973
Posted By SaveKodak
In 2017, if you need to spend 10ish grand on a...

In 2017, if you need to spend 10ish grand on a mirrorless digital camera, and it's not sporting a 44x33 sensor, wut r u doing??? :bang:

The GFX and 1DX are the real SL killers. One has all the...
Forum: Leica SL 02-23-2017
Replies: 149
Views: 9,973
Posted By SaveKodak
Maybe but I think the XPro2 fundamentally does...

Maybe but I think the XPro2 fundamentally does deliver on it's promises. Fuji worked hard and fast to improve their technology and develop a system of lenses that were all very high quality and...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-23-2017
Replies: 92
Views: 6,945
Posted By SaveKodak
Uh they looked at contact sheets and not...

Uh they looked at contact sheets and not negatives.

More accurate less accurate, waste of time. Provia looks like Provia, Velvia looks like Velvia. With proper controls they can produce an image...
Forum: Leica SL 02-23-2017
Replies: 149
Views: 9,973
Posted By SaveKodak
Ok sure, if you want to spend the most amount of...

Ok sure, if you want to spend the most amount of money you can for the least amount of camera, then you are objectively making the right choice with the SL.
Forum: Leica SL 02-23-2017
Replies: 149
Views: 9,973
Posted By SaveKodak
I have you have that someone backwards. The SL...

I have you have that someone backwards. The SL has objective technical deficiencies, especially when compared with products upon which it was so obviously based. From a capable and technical...
Forum: Leica SL 02-22-2017
Replies: 149
Views: 9,973
Posted By SaveKodak
You don't think that the guy who reviewed the...

You don't think that the guy who reviewed the camera used it?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-22-2017
Replies: 181
Views: 29,731
Posted By SaveKodak
Finally updating this! 0035306 Just got it. ...

Finally updating this!

0035306

Just got it. Never selling it.
Forum: Leica SL 02-22-2017
Replies: 149
Views: 9,973
Posted By SaveKodak
"The Leica SL's 24MP sensor turns in respectable...

"The Leica SL's 24MP sensor turns in respectable performance in our dynamic range tests. It's somewhat ISO Invariant from ISO 200 to 400 onwards, while exposure latitude tests indicate similar...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-22-2017
Replies: 52
Views: 7,207
Posted By SaveKodak
The XA is a great camera. It's a tiny RF, it has...

The XA is a great camera. It's a tiny RF, it has a lens with some character, and makes great pictures. The MJU/II AKA Stylus AKA Stylus Epic are also fantastic! You know the little AF P&S cameras...
Forum: Leica SL 02-22-2017
Replies: 149
Views: 9,973
Posted By SaveKodak
Agreed. Having used both, the higher dot count...

Agreed. Having used both, the higher dot count of the SL's evf is overrated. It also has poor contrast and color. You have to zoom in to see fine focus on both the SL and XT2 or any A7x so I'll...
Forum: Leica SL 02-22-2017
Replies: 149
Views: 9,973
Posted By SaveKodak
Of course all those R lenses would work just fine...

Of course all those R lenses would work just fine on an A7x and have stabilization in body to boot. The only advantage it has natively is that you don't have to get it Kolari modified to work well...
Forum: Leica SL 02-22-2017
Replies: 149
Views: 9,973
Posted By SaveKodak
Haha digital M5 is probably an accurate...

Haha digital M5 is probably an accurate assessment of this camera. Capable, flawed, interesting, not for everyone. I just find their failure to produce lenses for it particularly egregious. What...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-22-2017
Replies: 2
Views: 1,668
Posted By SaveKodak
With B&W I actually just keep it pretty simple. ...

With B&W I actually just keep it pretty simple. I scan in grayscale at the highest bit rate available, and match my curve/exposure as close as I can to my desired output without throwing away any...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 02-22-2017
Replies: 127
Views: 11,898
Posted By SaveKodak
Sounds good to me. *shrug* Keep on keep'n on.

Sounds good to me. *shrug* Keep on keep'n on.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 02-22-2017
Replies: 127
Views: 11,898
Posted By SaveKodak
Pizeography is snakeoil. I stand by that...

Pizeography is snakeoil. I stand by that opinion. I can't make you enjoy that opinion that I hold, but it also doesn't invalidate your own opinion. Imposing my opinions would be buying RFF and...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 02-22-2017
Replies: 127
Views: 11,898
Posted By SaveKodak
If by, "agenda" you mean "opinions". Then yes, I...

If by, "agenda" you mean "opinions". Then yes, I am guilty of having opinions. Lock me away for expressing them if you must.

If you don't agree with what I'm saying you could A. Make arguments...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 02-22-2017
Replies: 127
Views: 11,898
Posted By SaveKodak
Cal, when I make a post on RFF, it's not directly...

Cal, when I make a post on RFF, it's not directly addressed to you. There are many folks here on RFF. Some have film Ms, some have digital Ms, some have both. Some digital shooters may be...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 02-22-2017
Replies: 127
Views: 11,898
Posted By SaveKodak
Which one of my points are you actually...

Which one of my points are you actually addressing? It seems like you're seeing an argument that I didn't actually try to make.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-22-2017
Replies: 81
Views: 5,590
Posted By SaveKodak
That's so many rolls haha. Given that I still...

That's so many rolls haha. Given that I still have a D700 as my 2nd body at weddings I'm going to take everyone's advice and pick up the grip and the BL-3 adapter. Seems like a no-brainer to go all...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 02-22-2017
Replies: 127
Views: 11,898
Posted By SaveKodak
Well you wouldn't be so confused if you quoted...

Well you wouldn't be so confused if you quoted this part of what I was saying:

"I was mostly being tongue and cheek though, I don't actually resent anyone's choices here. Just enjoy injecting...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 02-21-2017
Replies: 127
Views: 11,898
Posted By SaveKodak
Sure it is. You look at the photo and decide if...

Sure it is. You look at the photo and decide if you like it. No pixel peeping necessary. This has been the theme of our entire discussion. "IQ" has very little to do with the quality of a...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 02-21-2017
Replies: 127
Views: 11,898
Posted By SaveKodak
Meh, I don't buy your story. *shrug*

Meh, I don't buy your story. *shrug*
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 02-21-2017
Replies: 127
Views: 11,898
Posted By SaveKodak
So no, they never saw a grainy option. Nor did...

So no, they never saw a grainy option. Nor did they have a chance to evaluate it at any distance, and so you can't know whether they would have found it acceptable.

Here is a random Delta 3200...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 02-21-2017
Replies: 127
Views: 11,898
Posted By SaveKodak
I'm going to go out on a limb and say you never...

I'm going to go out on a limb and say you never actually showed them a grainy option and asked their opinion.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 02-21-2017
Replies: 127
Views: 11,898
Posted By SaveKodak
I gotta tell ya, nobody cares how sharp or...

I gotta tell ya, nobody cares how sharp or grainless your pictures are. They just have to be good. Delta 3200 would render those images perfectly well, and there would be a lot of grain, and no one...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 02-21-2017
Replies: 127
Views: 11,898
Posted By SaveKodak
I'm pretty sure they're both black and white...

I'm pretty sure they're both black and white photos so it's really not that different.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 02-21-2017
Replies: 127
Views: 11,898
Posted By SaveKodak
You could literally add an M3-6 body to my math...

You could literally add an M3-6 body to my math and still make it work with only maybe a 1/3rd fewer frames, but 2 Ms. Tri-X in one and if not Tri-X pushed to 3200 then Delta.

I was mostly being...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 02-21-2017
Replies: 127
Views: 11,898
Posted By SaveKodak
21,818 will be the number to keep an eye on then....

21,818 will be the number to keep an eye on then. That's how many frames of Tri-X $3-Grand buys you. 1s and 0s vs silver, wood, and bone. I know what I'm picking as a medium. :p
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-21-2017
Replies: 81
Views: 5,590
Posted By SaveKodak
Does anyone know how many rolls you can get out...

Does anyone know how many rolls you can get out of 1 EN-EL4a battery?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-21-2017
Replies: 81
Views: 5,590
Posted By SaveKodak
Now you're speaking diplomatically. :) I think...

Now you're speaking diplomatically. :)

I think the blaze away shooting is decidedly the territory of digital photography. Even I as a film-evangelist might question anyone who wanted to shoot...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-21-2017
Replies: 81
Views: 5,590
Posted By SaveKodak
You seem determined to push the point that the F6...

You seem determined to push the point that the F6 was designed for amateurs. Why even bother? Think about what all cameras are capable of and what they're used for, where the line blurs between...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-20-2017
Replies: 81
Views: 5,590
Posted By SaveKodak
Electronic aperture system similar to Canon. ...

Electronic aperture system similar to Canon. F6,5,100 can't talk to them. The lenses can shoot wide open and focus properly but that's it.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-20-2017
Replies: 81
Views: 5,590
Posted By SaveKodak
Rad, I'd love to see your work if you have a...

Rad, I'd love to see your work if you have a link. You can see my (non-pro) wedding work on instagram @marksperry.

I totally want one of those 105/2s. I'd get the 1.4 except that Nikon abandoned...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-16-2017
Replies: 81
Views: 5,590
Posted By SaveKodak
I'm happy in my bubble, man. :-)

I'm happy in my bubble, man. :-)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-16-2017
Replies: 81
Views: 5,590
Posted By SaveKodak
HAHA! I love that. Just looked at my 4 rolls....

HAHA! I love that.

Just looked at my 4 rolls. This thing is amazing. The meter, in the snow, was basically never fooled. Even the AF basically never missed with the 58mm wide open. My chromes...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-15-2017
Replies: 81
Views: 5,590
Posted By SaveKodak
I assume it's default mode is to only be engaged...

I assume it's default mode is to only be engaged as long as it's held down?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-15-2017
Replies: 81
Views: 5,590
Posted By SaveKodak
They do sell new. I find with almost anything...

They do sell new. I find with almost anything there are buyers out there, and then there are buyers with more money than sense. :-) I was happy to buy new as I still got a discount for it being...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-15-2017
Replies: 81
Views: 5,590
Posted By SaveKodak
Haha yeah. At 1.4 I can still count eye-lashes,...

Haha yeah. At 1.4 I can still count eye-lashes, and as you stop down it becomes absolutely tack sharp. It renders so beautifully, people just don't understand that. It's a gift to the wedding and...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-15-2017
Replies: 81
Views: 5,590
Posted By SaveKodak
Already available from Widelux.

Already available from Widelux.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-15-2017
Replies: 81
Views: 5,590
Posted By SaveKodak
I bought a new F6

Ok, well I found an "open box" F6, and the shop cut me a deal, so I paid roughly what the grey market ones go for. But still, it was on roll 0. And now it has a 3 year warranty with Nikon!

My...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 02-13-2017
Replies: 152
Views: 13,341
Posted By SaveKodak
Just to reiterate the truth here: The losses...

Just to reiterate the truth here:

The losses come from the semiconductor and lithography business.

The photo industry losses are in line with the current decline we're seeing across all...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-10-2017
Replies: 33
Views: 6,861
Posted By SaveKodak
Maxwell screens are SO bright I have to wear...

Maxwell screens are SO bright I have to wear sunglasses when I focus my Rollei even at night. Mine came with a free tin of Maxwell House coffee, and a 7" pressing of "Maxwell's Silver Hammer". Go...
Forum: Leica SL 02-06-2017
Replies: 47
Views: 4,304
Posted By SaveKodak
Guess that 50 SL is still not shipping huh.

Guess that 50 SL is still not shipping huh.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-02-2017
Replies: 73
Views: 3,308
Posted By SaveKodak
Just buy one here on RFF from a trusted member. ...

Just buy one here on RFF from a trusted member. If the camera hasn't been recently CLA'd, factor in that cost. Don't think too much about it, it's a relatively simple thing. The best thing about...
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-29-2017
Replies: 50
Views: 5,565
Posted By SaveKodak
They claimed that they investigated the idea and...

They claimed that they investigated the idea and found no real IQ benefit over their own sensor. I also just think it's expensive to do and they're not interested in being so niche. Fuji will tell...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 01-27-2017
Replies: 18
Views: 2,161
Posted By SaveKodak
It took a proper CV Nokton to capture his various...

It took a proper CV Nokton to capture his various grotesquities.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 01-26-2017
Replies: 18
Views: 2,161
Posted By SaveKodak
Ended up getting the Nokton and I love it! ...

Ended up getting the Nokton and I love it! Really exceeding my expectations. It's got a great balance of classic and modern rendering. Plus the construction is just top notch. I ended up getting...
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