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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 2,009
Views: 303,651
Posted By CMur12
I noticed the negative camber, too. Those swing...

I noticed the negative camber, too. Those swing axles could be treacherous.

As besk pointed out, the Corvair was updated in 1965, with new styling and a fully articulated rear suspension, that...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 1 Week Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 659
Posted By CMur12
I heartily agree! Looking forward to seeing...

I heartily agree!


Looking forward to seeing your resulting images.


- Murray
Forum: Chris Crawford 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 186
Views: 8,131
Posted By CMur12
How utterly feline! - Murray

How utterly feline!


- Murray
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 988
Posted By CMur12
That's right! I remember being deliriously happy...

That's right! I remember being deliriously happy when Kodachrome became available in 120.



I remember using a lot of Agfachrome CT18 in the early 1970s, and I really liked it. But it had to be...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 988
Posted By CMur12
Of course, there were Kodachromes 25, 64, and...

Of course, there were Kodachromes 25, 64, and 200.

Agfachrome came in 100, 200, and 1000, as I recall. I really liked the look of Agfachrome 1000 for window-light portraits. It had softer grain...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 315
Views: 22,233
Posted By CMur12
Good thread. I wish we could still get 127 super...

Good thread.

I wish we could still get 127 super slides. If that were possible, I would be all over one of these.

- Murray
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 599
Posted By CMur12
No such problems here with Firefox on Windows 10,...

No such problems here with Firefox on Windows 10, in the US, though I have found RFF to be very slow to load and often completely off-line.



- Murray
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 403
Views: 25,585
Posted By CMur12
I have one of the affected lenses, as well. I...

I have one of the affected lenses, as well. I have put it under different lamps, left it in the window, left it outside in sunlight, and it's still yellow! (Possibly less than it was, but it's hard...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 44
Views: 1,359
Posted By CMur12
I opened this thread thinking it was about 35mm...

I opened this thread thinking it was about 35mm film.

On topic, I have 35mm lenses, but I have never actually used them. They just never seem to fit what I want to do.

My "normal" is an 85mm and...
Forum: Chris Crawford 01-12-2020
Replies: 186
Views: 8,131
Posted By CMur12
Hi Chris. Time for another Sneaky fix. He...

Hi Chris. Time for another Sneaky fix.


He looks so sweet and innocent in this shot. ;)


- Murray
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-07-2020
Replies: 5,693
Views: 512,312
Posted By CMur12
Shawn, this is an amazing capture and a striking...

Shawn, this is an amazing capture and a striking image!


- Murray
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-06-2020
Replies: 755
Views: 154,872
Posted By CMur12
Hi Brett - I bought my Minolta angle-finder new,...

Hi Brett -

I bought my Minolta angle-finder new, some years back. I've read around the 'Net that it is an especially good one.

The one downside is that you have to refocus the eyepiece if you use...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-05-2020
Replies: 755
Views: 154,872
Posted By CMur12
I haven't actually used these for quite awhile,...

I haven't actually used these for quite awhile, but I have the following Minolta SLRs and lenses:

SR-Ts: Early black-dial 101, two 102s (one black, one chrome; both with MLU), and one of the very...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-04-2020
Replies: 68
Views: 2,588
Posted By CMur12
I'm troubled by this unending story of fire,...

I'm troubled by this unending story of fire, destruction, and hardship in Australia. I wish all of you there the best.


- Murray
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-03-2020
Replies: 21
Views: 756
Posted By CMur12
No, I haven't, Huss, but I'm fully capable of...

No, I haven't, Huss, but I'm fully capable of coming up with other ways to embarrass myself. :cool:


- Murray
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-28-2019
Replies: 2,009
Views: 303,651
Posted By CMur12
I have to disagree with you there, Doug. I think...

I have to disagree with you there, Doug. I think the old Citroën is as beautiful as it is unique!

- Murray
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-27-2019
Replies: 2,009
Views: 303,651
Posted By CMur12
I thought the Studebaker Lark was ugly in its...

I thought the Studebaker Lark was ugly in its day, but I rather like it now.


- Murray
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 12-26-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 720
Posted By CMur12
Hi Barry - I think the only way to accomplish...

Hi Barry -

I think the only way to accomplish what you seek is to get a new tripod head with no QR. Are they no longer available?

I've had my old Bogen (Manfrotto) tripod for a long time, and it...
Forum: Chris Crawford 12-25-2019
Replies: 186
Views: 8,131
Posted By CMur12
I know that look, and it is usually accompanied...

I know that look, and it is usually accompanied with sound.


My Joey has really long fur, as well. After eating, he licks through his neck and chest hair for any food that might be caught there.


...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-25-2019
Replies: 2,009
Views: 303,651
Posted By CMur12
Lovely car! - Murray

Lovely car!

- Murray
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-23-2019
Replies: 1,191
Views: 457,757
Posted By CMur12
Truly a brilliant camera, Martin, and one of my...

Truly a brilliant camera, Martin, and one of my favorites.


Welcome to RFF!


- Murray
Forum: Film vs Digital 12-21-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1,008
Posted By CMur12
I always shot slides, with the idea that I could...

I always shot slides, with the idea that I could have a custom print done when I wanted it.


This works even better today with digital scanning technology than with the old internegatives and...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-20-2019
Replies: 755
Views: 154,872
Posted By CMur12
Let's give this thread a bump, as I, too, would...

Let's give this thread a bump, as I, too, would like to see an answer to Brett's question.

I have a 200mm f/4.0 MD that I bought new, years ago, but I have used it very little and can't really speak...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-19-2019
Replies: 330
Views: 43,574
Posted By CMur12
[/CENTER] That's a brilliant photo, Colton! ...

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That's a brilliant photo, Colton!

Even that little spigot/white object in the lower right is a critical element to the balance of the composition. Brilliant!

I envy your eye,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-16-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 460
Posted By CMur12
I've bookmarked it, too. Thanks, Dave. -...

I've bookmarked it, too. Thanks, Dave.


- Murray
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-15-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 820
Posted By CMur12
Peter, my impression is that the B&W images are...

Peter, my impression is that the B&W images are B&W versions of your color images. As in, the color images were processed to reflect your normal tastes and that they were then converted into...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-14-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 820
Posted By CMur12
Hi Peter. I prefer the color versions,...

Hi Peter.

I prefer the color versions, especially in sets 1 and 3.

In the monochrome versions of sets 1 and 3, the skin tone of the model is too close to that of the large object in the background,...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 12-13-2019
Replies: 317
Views: 51,878
Posted By CMur12
That I can imagine! - Murray

That I can imagine!


- Murray
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 12-13-2019
Replies: 317
Views: 51,878
Posted By CMur12
Michael, the lighting on that horse is...

Michael, the lighting on that horse is exquisite!


Very nicely captured.


- Murray
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-03-2019
Replies: 2,009
Views: 303,651
Posted By CMur12
Buick, Olds, and Pontiac had the aluminum V8. In...

Buick, Olds, and Pontiac had the aluminum V8. In fact, it was also referred to as the B-O-P V8. Rover, of England, eventually bought the rights to this engine, reworked it somewhat, and used it for...
Forum: Chris Crawford 11-29-2019
Replies: 186
Views: 8,131
Posted By CMur12
Joey wouldn't eat dry food for awhile after he...

Joey wouldn't eat dry food for awhile after he discovered canned food. But he always wanted more than the canned food I gave him, so he eventually became willing to supplement with (a controlled...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-22-2019
Replies: 118
Views: 8,055
Posted By CMur12
I agree with you, Brett. I like Jim...

I agree with you, Brett.

I like Jim B's/Mackinaw's thought: Giving Fuji the benefit of the doubt, this may be a practical way for them to offer a low-volume B&W film.

Like everyone else, however,...
Forum: Chris Crawford 11-21-2019
Replies: 186
Views: 8,131
Posted By CMur12
My cat, Joey, tries to talk me into giving him...

My cat, Joey, tries to talk me into giving him more than he should eat. I did for a long time because I didn't know how much I should give him. He has lost quite a bit of weight, but he needs to...
Forum: Chris Crawford 11-21-2019
Replies: 186
Views: 8,131
Posted By CMur12
Gotta have our Sneaky fix! - Murray

Gotta have our Sneaky fix!


- Murray
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-12-2019
Replies: 107
Views: 4,851
Posted By CMur12
I'm a longtime user of slide film, so I don't...

I'm a longtime user of slide film, so I don't find film forgiving. I don't find it especially difficult, either.


Slide film is probably the film that behaves most similarly to digital, but film...
Forum: Travel 11-11-2019
Replies: 1
Views: 259
Posted By CMur12
Very nice photo. Welcome to RFF, annterena. ...

Very nice photo.


Welcome to RFF, annterena.


- Murray
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 11-07-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 862
Posted By CMur12
I really enjoyed that, Simon! I wish you a...

I really enjoyed that, Simon! I wish you a speedy recovery.


Years ago, I studied languages (including German) and linguistics, so that gave me an advantage here. (I ended up living in...
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 11-05-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,570
Posted By CMur12
I used to really like Agfachrome 1000 for window...

I used to really like Agfachrome 1000 for window light portraits.

Way back when, I really liked the palette of Agfachrome CT-18 for winter scenes and GAF 64 for fall.

Like many others, I miss...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-04-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 2,636
Posted By CMur12
Paul, you have one of the late model Autocords. ...

Paul, you have one of the late model Autocords. I have two of them, myself, and fortunately I got the neck strap with each. They are hard to find, but they occasionally show up on eBay.


-...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-03-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,649
Posted By CMur12
I'm surprised that you are saving a Canon FTb for...

I'm surprised that you are saving a Canon FTb for your daughter, as it is large, heavy, and clunky.

That said, I really like the FTb, and I use equally clunky Minolta SR-Ts and TLRs (including...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-03-2019
Replies: 5,693
Views: 512,312
Posted By CMur12
I agree with you there! - Murray

I agree with you there!


- Murray
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-03-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 2,636
Posted By CMur12
This statement caught my attention. I, too, am...

This statement caught my attention. I, too, am more inclined to use my Autocord than my Rolleis, for the following reasons (in no particular order):


1. Exceptional Tessar-type lens,
2. Straight...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-03-2019
Replies: 5,693
Views: 512,312
Posted By CMur12
Damn good eye, Colton! That's a great...

Damn good eye, Colton! That's a great image.


Whenever I see your name on one of these threads, I know it's worth a look! :)


- Murray
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-01-2019
Replies: 100
Views: 4,505
Posted By CMur12
I'm still hoping for the slide film. - Murray

I'm still hoping for the slide film.


- Murray
Forum: Chris Crawford 09-28-2019
Replies: 186
Views: 8,131
Posted By CMur12
Yup, I'd say he's found a home, Chris. :p -...

Yup, I'd say he's found a home, Chris. :p


- Murray
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-27-2019
Replies: 62
Views: 2,374
Posted By CMur12
I would put in another vote for the Minolta...

I would put in another vote for the Minolta X-570/X-500. I really like this camera and I like Minolta optics, and common Minolta lenses can be obtained for very low prices.

A slightly less...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-27-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 2,636
Posted By CMur12
To retinax: I've had at least four different...

To retinax: I've had at least four different Autocords and I have two now. None of them have had broken focusing levers and I have never heard of, or experienced, any problem with the focusing...
Forum: Chris Crawford 09-24-2019
Replies: 186
Views: 8,131
Posted By CMur12
Such a cat! Thanks for another Sneaky fix,...

Such a cat!


Thanks for another Sneaky fix, Chris. I always open this thread when I see there is a new post on it.


- Murray
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-19-2019
Replies: 2,009
Views: 303,651
Posted By CMur12
Charles, I envy you that one! Enjoy it all you...

Charles, I envy you that one! Enjoy it all you can. :)


- Murray
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-19-2019
Replies: 79
Views: 4,470
Posted By CMur12
Charles, that would be if you could add two...

Charles, that would be if you could add two cylinders without an increase in weight and a then-less-balanced chassis. A great part of the magic of the MX5 is in the balanced weight distribution,...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-18-2019
Replies: 2,009
Views: 303,651
Posted By CMur12
Lovely Mercedes, Charles! From the double front...

Lovely Mercedes, Charles! From the double front bumper, it looks like a 250, right?


I was a big Mercedes fan back in the '60s, and the /8 series, including your coupe, was especially fine.


-...
Forum: Chris Crawford 09-14-2019
Replies: 186
Views: 8,131
Posted By CMur12
Very cute; very feline. Great to see more of...

Very cute; very feline.


Great to see more of Sneaky!


- Murray
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-10-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 908
Posted By CMur12
If a camera were tested with slide film, I would...

If a camera were tested with slide film, I would have some faith in "film tested." However, most B&W film has too much exposure latitude to offer meaningful results, in my opinion.


- Murray
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-05-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,607
Posted By CMur12
On the other hand, the fact that they have...

On the other hand, the fact that they have reworked much of the camera could be evidence of commitment to bringing out a good product. They may have realized after getting into the project that the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-03-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,274
Posted By CMur12
Akiva, if those were Minolta film cameras, there...

Akiva, if those were Minolta film cameras, there would be ample reason to go back to film. Leica and Nikon, not so much. :D

- Murray
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-31-2019
Replies: 1,585
Views: 202,505
Posted By CMur12
Very nice portrait! - Murray

Very nice portrait!

- Murray
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-25-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 525
Posted By CMur12
Steve, speaking for myself shooting slides, I...

Steve, speaking for myself shooting slides, I just use an 81B warming filter (other than a UV or skylight filter). I use this for window light indoors, shade, cloudy weather, and sunlight that is...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-24-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 1,059
Posted By CMur12
That 80mm 3.7 would be an earlier lens, probably...

That 80mm 3.7 would be an earlier lens, probably a chrome version (vs the later black lenses made to work with the auto shutter-cocking of the C330). Take a look at how many leaves in the diaphragm,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-23-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,521
Posted By CMur12
I shoot slides and it just never occurred to me...

I shoot slides and it just never occurred to me not to use a meter.

For 135, I use old manual-focus SLRs with center-weighted average metering. I scan the scene to see the range of light values and...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-22-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 1,059
Posted By CMur12
I like the rugged, vibrationless simplicity of...

I like the rugged, vibrationless simplicity of TLRs.

I currently have ten TLRs, including two Rolleiflexes, and my favorites are the Mamiyas (C330f, C220f, and a battered old Mamiyaflex) and Minolta...
Forum: Chris Crawford 08-22-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 6,956
Posted By CMur12
Thanks for the news, Chris, though I'm saddened...

Thanks for the news, Chris, though I'm saddened to hear it.


I wish her the best in her difficult life.


- Murray
Forum: Chris Crawford 08-22-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 6,956
Posted By CMur12
Yes, hope Ariana is doing well and able to take...

Yes, hope Ariana is doing well and able to take photos, too.


- Murray
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-22-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 1,059
Posted By CMur12
Congratulations on your return to a great...

Congratulations on your return to a great camera!

I really like square composition, TLRs are my favorite cameras, and I think Mamiya TLRs are brilliant! May you get great enjoyment out of yours.

-...
Forum: Chris Crawford 08-21-2019
Replies: 186
Views: 8,131
Posted By CMur12
Nice Sneaky portrait, Chris. We definitely want...

Nice Sneaky portrait, Chris.


We definitely want to keep this thread going.


- Murray
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-09-2019
Replies: 2,009
Views: 303,651
Posted By CMur12
VERY clever photo, Larry. I like it. -...

VERY clever photo, Larry. I like it.

- Murray

PS. I also really like the one of the Porsche 356 hood.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 07-28-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 489
Posted By CMur12
Welcome to RFF, Mike! - Murray

Welcome to RFF, Mike!


- Murray
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-26-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,456
Posted By CMur12
My least favorite Rolleiflex feature is the...

My least favorite Rolleiflex feature is the film-feeler. I've never fully trusted it and this doesn't help.


- Murray
Forum: Chris Crawford 07-25-2019
Replies: 186
Views: 8,131
Posted By CMur12
It's interesting, considering his past, that he...

It's interesting, considering his past, that he now stays so close to home.


- Murray
Forum: Chris Crawford 07-25-2019
Replies: 186
Views: 8,131
Posted By CMur12
What a cat! Chris, am I reading between the...

What a cat!



Chris, am I reading between the lines that Sneaky is now allowed to stay inside when he wants to?


(You said before that his flea treatment had to be completed first.)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-17-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 1,862
Posted By CMur12
I wouldn't stow anything valuable in a pannier...

I wouldn't stow anything valuable in a pannier because it would be so vulnerable to damage in a fall.

Do you not have a bag or case on top of the rack? Unless something fell onto it from above...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-12-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 2,170
Posted By CMur12
In the context of the fact that Don McCullin uses...

In the context of the fact that Don McCullin uses both film and digital, I don't think he made a "blanket condemnation" of digital. Obviously, he doesn't use it as a "totally lying" tool, himself,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-10-2019
Replies: 129
Views: 3,412
Posted By CMur12
Huss, I think part of the lack of enthusiasm here...

Huss, I think part of the lack of enthusiasm here may be that film shooters are largely photographic conservatives.


I know that I tend to look to older cameras that have the basic controls without...
Forum: Chris Crawford 07-09-2019
Replies: 128
Views: 6,939
Posted By CMur12
Great work, Mack! Chris, when I saw your photos...

Great work, Mack!


Chris, when I saw your photos of Mack with Sneaky, I wondered what Mack might be up to these days. Thanks for the update and I send my hearty congratulations to you both.


-...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-01-2019
Replies: 2,009
Views: 303,651
Posted By CMur12
Lovely car and very nicely portrayed. I rarely...

Lovely car and very nicely portrayed. I rarely see them, even in photos, now. Thanks for posting it here.

My dad had one of these after four MGs (TD, TF 1500, MGA, and MGB). He turned 50 and a...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 06-29-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,110
Posted By CMur12
I think it would depend on how steady your hands...

I think it would depend on how steady your hands are and how large a print you want to make.


I can't hold a camera very steadily, so I need to turn to higher shutter speeds for hand-holding. As...
Forum: RFF Polls 06-29-2019
Replies: 69
Views: 4,268
Posted By CMur12
Also Ornate Wrasse (sp?). - Murray

Also Ornate Wrasse (sp?).


- Murray
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-23-2019
Replies: 403
Views: 25,585
Posted By CMur12
Wow, Nick! I really like the lighting,...

Wow, Nick! I really like the lighting, water/reflections, and delicate color of this one.

- Murray
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-21-2019
Replies: 76
Views: 2,755
Posted By CMur12
Personally, I have never thought analogue...

Personally, I have never thought analogue photography was about the "beauty of grain." Street photographers often have to work in lower light, often favor higher shutter speeds, and have had to use...
Forum: Chris Crawford 06-20-2019
Replies: 186
Views: 8,131
Posted By CMur12
Peter: Cute, yes. :p - Murray

Peter: Cute, yes. :p

- Murray
Forum: Chris Crawford 06-20-2019
Replies: 186
Views: 8,131
Posted By CMur12
Chris, I'm becoming very attached to...

Chris, I'm becoming very attached to Sneaky!


I'm really enjoying the running story and the flow of Sneaky-shots.


- Murray
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-18-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,374
Posted By CMur12
I remember something like this from many years...

I remember something like this from many years ago (i.e. When I was around nine years old). My recollection is that it was called a "ferrotyper" or "ferrotype press," with a chromed or polished...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-10-2019
Replies: 118
Views: 8,055
Posted By CMur12
I'm more of a color slide shooter, myself, but a...

I'm more of a color slide shooter, myself, but a resurrected film is a good sign for Fuji's commitment to film and for the film market in general. Very good news.


- Murray
Forum: Chris Crawford 06-10-2019
Replies: 186
Views: 8,131
Posted By CMur12
I like that! Yup, Chris, he's definitely your...

I like that!


Yup, Chris, he's definitely your cat now. (Or perhaps more accurately, you're his!)


I'm utterly charmed by these cat behaviors and I often tell my Joey, "You're such a cat!"


-...
Forum: Chris Crawford 06-06-2019
Replies: 186
Views: 8,131
Posted By CMur12
Neat looking cat, Chris, and I commend you for...

Neat looking cat, Chris, and I commend you for taking him in, despite the health risks. I enjoyed the pictures and the running story. There's a reason cats are so frequently photographed and I find...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-02-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 670
Posted By CMur12
This doesn't sound good at all, John. I hope...

This doesn't sound good at all, John. I hope you're soon over all of this and feeling up to some fun. Take care.


My thanks to Jim for posting the Ektachrome 120 news.


- Murray
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-19-2019
Replies: 93
Views: 3,413
Posted By CMur12
Agreed. I would like to hear from some of the...

Agreed. I would like to hear from some of the female members of this forum, although with all of the aggression expressed so far, I wouldn't blame them for sitting this one out.



- Murray
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-09-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 1,182
Posted By CMur12
I love TLRs and I always aspired to owning a...

I love TLRs and I always aspired to owning a Rolleiflex. My first TLR was a late-model Minolta Autocord (CdS-III), followed by a Mamiya C330f, several Yashicas, other Autocords, a Ricohflex/Diacord,...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 04-29-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 466
Posted By CMur12
I hope you had a very Happy Birthday, kxl! -...

I hope you had a very Happy Birthday, kxl!


- Murray
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 04-25-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 365
Posted By CMur12
Parabéns e Felicidades no seu aniversário,...

Parabéns e Felicidades no seu aniversário, umcelinho!


- Murray
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-25-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 492
Posted By CMur12
I scan the scene with the meter (TTL...

I scan the scene with the meter (TTL center-weighted meter in old manual-focus SLRs or handheld spotmeter with medium format), determine the "right" setting, take the shot, then do a -1/2 stop...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-15-2019
Replies: 201
Views: 15,134
Posted By CMur12
Great photos, Nick! I'm especially impressed...

Great photos, Nick!


I'm especially impressed with the first and third.


- Murray
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-14-2019
Replies: 2,741
Views: 807,651
Posted By CMur12
Very nice set of Nikons, Schuter! - Murray

Very nice set of Nikons, Schuter!


- Murray
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-13-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 7,185
Posted By CMur12
James, there have been several recent threads...

James, there have been several recent threads here about the future of film.


The most recent thread is titled, "Year End Results for Kodak," which includes a lot of bickering, but probably...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-08-2019
Replies: 264
Views: 22,989
Posted By CMur12
Rest in peace, Roger. You're off on a new...

Rest in peace, Roger. You're off on a new adventure now. Those of us left behind are saddened by your loss.


Frances, to you I send my heartfelt condolences and I wish you your own peace.


-...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-05-2019
Replies: 162
Views: 10,282
Posted By CMur12
My understanding is that the 7-element 50mm lens...

My understanding is that the 7-element 50mm lens that succeeded the 8-element version was made with special (radioactive; thorium?) glass, which Pentax probably felt offered the same performance with...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-02-2019
Replies: 264
Views: 22,989
Posted By CMur12
Sad news, indeed. I started reading Roger and...

Sad news, indeed.


I started reading Roger and Frances in Shutterbug magazine. I was thrilled to find Roger here and to become of aware of his and Frances's website. They have shared a lot of...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-31-2019
Replies: 97
Views: 4,820
Posted By CMur12
Sounds like a great place to start. The 85mm...

Sounds like a great place to start. The 85mm focal length is my favorite. That and a 28mm lens are responsible for 90% of my 135/35mm output.


- Murray
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-30-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 5,653
Posted By CMur12
GorV, welcome to RFF! - Murray

GorV, welcome to RFF!


- Murray
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-27-2019
Replies: 1,191
Views: 457,757
Posted By CMur12
Lovely trio! - Murray

Lovely trio!

- Murray
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 03-27-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,794
Posted By CMur12
Could it be that the typical buyer of such used...

Could it be that the typical buyer of such used cameras isn't aware that certain Leica models are rebadged from other brands?


- Murray
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-23-2019
Replies: 91
Views: 3,019
Posted By CMur12
I'm a film shooter, but my objective has always...

I'm a film shooter, but my objective has always been to keep grain to a minimum - the less visible, the better. To this end, I almost always shoot slow, fine-grained film and I do it mostly in...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-23-2019
Replies: 212
Views: 8,684
Posted By CMur12
I always thought fugly = f-ing ugly. - Murray

I always thought fugly = f-ing ugly.


- Murray
Forum: RFF News 03-11-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 6,386
Posted By CMur12
I just read this article and found it very well...

I just read this article and found it very well thought out and probably closer to the truth of the matter. Thanks for sharing it with us!


I also like your idea of starting a separate photographic...
Forum: RFF News 03-11-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 6,386
Posted By CMur12
I'm in agreement with Bjørn. A little...

I'm in agreement with Bjørn. A little joking/punning is fine, but when it interferes with finding the intended subject matter of the thread, it's a major hijack and it becomes trying.


- Murray
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-08-2019
Replies: 1,748
Views: 327,194
Posted By CMur12
Wow, Sem! I really like this. The lighting, the...

Wow, Sem! I really like this. The lighting, the subtle color, the reflections in the water, and the composition all come together beautifully. Very effective image. Truly a delight to the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-05-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,754
Posted By CMur12
I think you mean Fahrvergnügen. ;) I didn't...

I think you mean Fahrvergnügen. ;)


I didn't realize the Contaflex 126 had been that pricey!


- Murray
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-05-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,754
Posted By CMur12
I have my mother's old Contaflex 126 that took...

I have my mother's old Contaflex 126 that took 126 Instamatic drop-in film cartridges and functioned in shutter-priority auto-exposure. This one has the 3-element Color Pantar lens in 45mm. I...
Forum: RFF Polls 03-05-2019
Replies: 124
Views: 31,120
Posted By CMur12
This is why I use an angle finder with my SLRs on...

This is why I use an angle finder with my SLRs on a tripod.


It requires less tripod extension and I find it easier to look down into the eyepiece than to line myself up behind the camera at...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-04-2019
Replies: 403
Views: 25,585
Posted By CMur12
Incredible find, Nick! - Murray

Incredible find, Nick!


- Murray
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-02-2019
Replies: 403
Views: 25,585
Posted By CMur12
Thanks for the photos, the links, and your...

Thanks for the photos, the links, and your observations, Andreas!


The photos you included are certainly good examples of bokeh and the portrait of the street sweeper is especially striking (soft...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-02-2019
Replies: 403
Views: 25,585
Posted By CMur12
Andreas, how does the 85mm 1.8 Super Multi-Coated...

Andreas, how does the 85mm 1.8 Super Multi-Coated Takumar compare with the 85mm 1.9 Super Takumar?

Thanks.

- Murray
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-28-2019
Replies: 100
Views: 4,505
Posted By CMur12
I would consider communication in December 2018...

I would consider communication in December 2018 to be current.


No communication in two months is not my idea of an extended length of time. There is still room for an announcement of production in...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-27-2019
Replies: 5,693
Views: 512,312
Posted By CMur12
Wow, Andreas! I really like this color and this...

Wow, Andreas! I really like this color and this composition (even if you didn't take it with a Takumar lens :p).

- Murray
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-25-2019
Replies: 403
Views: 25,585
Posted By CMur12
Great information, Abbazz! Thanks! - Murray

Great information, Abbazz! Thanks!

- Murray
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-25-2019
Replies: 403
Views: 25,585
Posted By CMur12
Andreas, you may well be right about the coating...

Andreas, you may well be right about the coating on Super Takumars. I have no knowledge about that.

Multi-Coating is nice, but I have a lot of older lenses that don't have it and it has never...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-24-2019
Replies: 403
Views: 25,585
Posted By CMur12
Andreas, I remember old Pentax ads from the early...

Andreas, I remember old Pentax ads from the early 1970s that showed cutaways of their lenses, to reveal the mechanical superiority of the product. They explained that focusing helicoids of aluminum...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-24-2019
Replies: 403
Views: 25,585
Posted By CMur12
So am I, Raid, and I have already bought two...

So am I, Raid, and I have already bought two lenses, instigated by this thread!

- Murray
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-20-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,535
Posted By CMur12
Hollywood is important to Kodak - how critically...

Hollywood is important to Kodak - how critically important I'm not sure. As far as I know, Hollywood isn't supporting any of the other film manufacturers.

- Murray
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-19-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 496
Posted By CMur12
HDR has its place and this photo is blended into...

HDR has its place and this photo is blended into realistic effect, revealing a lot of details about the lunar surface. I'm impressed and consider it an admirable project.


- Murray
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-17-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 965
Posted By CMur12
Also known as the CdS Chimney Finder. :D -...

Also known as the CdS Chimney Finder. :D

- Murray
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-17-2019
Replies: 5,596
Views: 982,785
Posted By CMur12
The uncorrupted one? :D - Murray

The uncorrupted one? :D


- Murray
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-16-2019
Replies: 9,202
Views: 913,692
Posted By CMur12
I have been following the thread on Takumar...

I have been following the thread on Takumar lenses with great enthusiasm.

I already had two Spotmatics (a II and an F), an H1a, and four Takumar lenses, but inspired by the thread I bought the...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-16-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 965
Posted By CMur12
Good point from leicapixie. I have the...

Good point from leicapixie. I have the porrofinder and the CdS porrofinder (that came with cameras I bought). The viewfinder image is small, dim, and difficult to focus.

The positive side is that...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-14-2019
Replies: 403
Views: 25,585
Posted By CMur12
I got this one recently, myself, and I have it...

I got this one recently, myself, and I have it mounted on an H1a body. I haven't used it yet, though I look forward to running a roll of chrome film through it soon.

- Murray
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-14-2019
Replies: 403
Views: 25,585
Posted By CMur12
Those are the lenses, Andreas! Thanks for the...

Those are the lenses, Andreas! Thanks for the example photos and the assessment of the lenses' capabilities. I'm excited to get them. (I already have the 85, and the 105 is on the way.)


-...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-14-2019
Replies: 403
Views: 25,585
Posted By CMur12
I have really enjoyed this thread and have...

I have really enjoyed this thread and have followed it with great enthusiasm. Thanks to Andreas and to all who have contributed to it.


Now, I'm not sure whether to thank you or not (:p), as it has...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 02-09-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 5,867
Posted By CMur12
Canon is already offering a 35mm 1.8 with IS in...

Canon is already offering a 35mm 1.8 with IS in native R (actually "RF") mount that I see selling for $499.00.

- Murray
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-09-2019
Replies: 755
Views: 154,872
Posted By CMur12
I got my 85mm 1.7 MD new, in 1983, so I have the...

I got my 85mm 1.7 MD new, in 1983, so I have the dedicated hood that came with it. I had wanted an 85 for awhile and it has been my favorite lens the whole time I've had it. I think it was...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-09-2019
Replies: 755
Views: 154,872
Posted By CMur12
Nokton48, I like that "Star Wars" shot, too! ...

Nokton48, I like that "Star Wars" shot, too!

My understanding is that early 85mm 1.7 MC lenses had a thorium or other radioactive element, while late MC and MD lenses were reformulated without it....
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 02-08-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 5,867
Posted By CMur12
Lots of negativity here. I'm not sure what the...

Lots of negativity here.

I'm not sure what the difference is between a good-looking camera and an ugly one anymore. This one looks all right to me, though I can't think of any new camera that is...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-07-2019
Replies: 755
Views: 154,872
Posted By CMur12
Dennis, which version of the 100mm 2.5 lens are...

Dennis, which version of the 100mm 2.5 lens are you referring to (the MC version with 6 elements or the MD version with 5 and more advanced lens coating)?

- Murray
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-07-2019
Replies: 755
Views: 154,872
Posted By CMur12
Beautiful kit, Will! I would love to have a...

Beautiful kit, Will! I would love to have a black-body SR-T, and that one appears to be in incredibly like-new condition. My favorite lens is the 85mm 1.7, which looks like it must share a casing...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-06-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 1,147
Posted By CMur12
All Minolta Autocords are excellent cameras, in...

All Minolta Autocords are excellent cameras, in my opinion, and all have the same outstanding Tessar-type lens. Some users feel that Minolta outdid the Tessar with this one.

I have a couple of late...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-06-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 509
Posted By CMur12
The SR-T 101 has the focusing screen with the...

The SR-T 101 has the focusing screen with the finer central microprism, like the Pentax Spotmatic. That was the norm at that time. The 101 finder shows the match-needles and the shutter speed. Most...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-06-2019
Replies: 2,741
Views: 807,651
Posted By CMur12
I remember when the FTL came out, and it was only...

I remember when the FTL came out, and it was only in production for one or two years.


- Murray
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-06-2019
Replies: 755
Views: 154,872
Posted By CMur12
I love this thread! I've long loved the SR-Ts. ...

I love this thread!

I've long loved the SR-Ts. I came back to the States from Europe in 1981 (the last year for the SR-T line) and I wanted to buy an SR-T 201, but I had to get a job and take care...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-05-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 509
Posted By CMur12
This isn't normal for Minolta lenses. I have 13...

This isn't normal for Minolta lenses. I have 13 Minolta lenses (MC and MD) and 5 SLR bodies (three SR-Ts and two X-570s) and all of my lenses focus correctly at infinity (with all bodies).

It...
Forum: RFF Polls 02-04-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 3,224
Posted By CMur12
I remember Ansco cameras, but I never knew what...

I remember Ansco cameras, but I never knew what the name stood for.

Ansco later became GAF, right?
(I really liked GAF 64 film for fall colors.)

- Murray
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-03-2019
Replies: 70
Views: 2,276
Posted By CMur12
I always wanted a Rolleiflex TLR. My first TLRs...

I always wanted a Rolleiflex TLR.


My first TLRs were a Minolta Autocord and then a Mamiya C330f. Later still, I finally got a Rolleicord (sold it), and a couple of Rolleiflexes (plus two Yashicas...
Forum: Panasonic S1 S1 R L Mount cameras 02-03-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 2,067
Posted By CMur12
We won't know that they're "nothing special...

We won't know that they're "nothing special lenses" until they're tested.

The Canon 50mm 1.4 is a holdover from film days. It may well not be up to the task of a high-resolution sensor.

I have a...
Forum: Panasonic S1 S1 R L Mount cameras 02-03-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 2,067
Posted By CMur12
I'm still struggling to wrap my mind around...

I'm still struggling to wrap my mind around digital photography, so I may have this all wrong, but my impression is that new high-resolution sensors require higher-resolution lenses than film did,...
Forum: RFF Polls 02-02-2019
Replies: 71
Views: 1,933
Posted By CMur12
Right hand on top, always. I'm left-eyed,...

Right hand on top, always.

I'm left-eyed, right-handed, and left-footed.

- Murray
Forum: RFF Polls 01-29-2019
Replies: 69
Views: 4,268
Posted By CMur12
That falls under "none of your business." :D ...

That falls under "none of your business." :D


- Murray
Forum: RFF Polls 01-29-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,961
Posted By CMur12
I must really be old. So, what is an "epee?" ...

I must really be old. So, what is an "epee?"

- Murray
Forum: RFF Polls 01-29-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,961
Posted By CMur12
Steve, just wait until you get to 24,543! (Yeah,...

Steve, just wait until you get to 24,543!

(Yeah, I just had to click on the link and give it a try. :o)

- Murray
Forum: RFF Polls 01-28-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,961
Posted By CMur12
Hmmm ... I got a Kodak Duaflex IV for Christmas...

Hmmm ... I got a Kodak Duaflex IV for Christmas in 1959 and 620 reigned. It was my second camera.


- Murray
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-28-2019
Replies: 403
Views: 25,585
Posted By CMur12
This is my understanding, as well. At least it...

This is my understanding, as well. At least it is the case with my three Super Multi-Coated Takumars.

- Murray
Forum: Chris Crawford 01-25-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 838
Posted By CMur12
Chris, I would say that that's some worthy...

Chris, I would say that that's some worthy recognition.


- Murray
Forum: RFF News 01-22-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 1,576
Posted By CMur12
I really like the programmable control ring added...

I really like the programmable control ring added to the new lenses and available on one of the EF adapters.

- Murray
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-22-2019
Replies: 412
Views: 20,305
Posted By CMur12
Neat idea, dmr! I like how it came out,...

Neat idea, dmr! I like how it came out, successfully extending the dynamic range of the film while still looking "normal" (not obviously manipulated).



I sometimes like the HDR effect, also, but...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-20-2019
Replies: 81
Views: 4,280
Posted By CMur12
I recently cleared out a fair amount of old film,...

I recently cleared out a fair amount of old film, but I have approximately 50 rolls of 120 (including one of 220) and over 20 rolls of 135, mostly E-6, in the freezer.

- Murray
Forum: Digital: Medium & Larger Format 01-20-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 1,784
Posted By CMur12
I wonder if having a Leica L-mount can be taken...

I wonder if having a Leica L-mount can be taken as an indication that this camera will work better with Leica M- and R-mount lenses than other non-Leica mirrorless cameras have so far.

- Murray
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-15-2019
Replies: 403
Views: 25,585
Posted By CMur12
This is my favorite thread at this time. Thanks...

This is my favorite thread at this time. Thanks to all who have contributed to it.

I have a 50mm 1.4 Super Multi-Coated Takumar under a light, right now, to see if I can clear up the yellow. I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-10-2019
Replies: 3,165
Views: 758,954
Posted By CMur12
Beautifully conceived, beautifully executed, and...

Beautifully conceived, beautifully executed, and beautiful to behold. Very impressive image.


- Murray
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-07-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,291
Posted By CMur12
I think the value of a quick-release head depends...

I think the value of a quick-release head depends on the shooting style of the photographer.

In my own case, when I shoot on a tripod, I shoot on a tripod. I don't go back and forth between tripod...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-03-2019
Replies: 72
Views: 4,825
Posted By CMur12
My favorite cameras are TLRs: Minolta Autocords...

My favorite cameras are TLRs: Minolta Autocords and the Mamiya C330f (though I have others, as well, including Rolleis). I like that they are well built and neither one bends film over a roller...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-31-2018
Replies: 113
Views: 4,829
Posted By CMur12
Wow! Masterful shot, John! - Murray

Wow! Masterful shot, John!

- Murray
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-29-2018
Replies: 2,009
Views: 303,651
Posted By CMur12
Brett, isn't this a Cortina? - Murray

Brett, isn't this a Cortina?

- Murray
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-28-2018
Replies: 84
Views: 3,273
Posted By CMur12
In the meanwhile. :) - Murray

In the meanwhile. :)

- Murray
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 12-25-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 565
Posted By CMur12
Great set of photos, Dan. Truly impressive. I...

Great set of photos, Dan. Truly impressive.

I lived in Portugal at one time, on the south coast. I visited Nasaré once, but I didn't see anything like this, nor did I know about it.

- Murray
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-20-2018
Replies: 0
Views: 270
Posted By CMur12
Adapters for Canon Angle Finder C

I just got an Angle Finder C to use with my Canon 5D Mark II. It came with two adapters: Ec-C and Ed-C.

Problem 1: I can't tell which of these to use with my camera because one feels too loose...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-18-2018
Replies: 80
Views: 2,777
Posted By CMur12
This! This is my preferred film format. I have...

This!

This is my preferred film format. I have 6x6 slides and I still have visions of getting an old Rollei 6x6 projector.

- Murray
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-18-2018
Replies: 1,191
Views: 457,757
Posted By CMur12
This is a fascinating camera and, from what I...

This is a fascinating camera and, from what I have heard and read, it it a very well made TLR with an especially good Tessar-type lens.

I would love to get my hands on one of these!

- Murray
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-18-2018
Replies: 1,191
Views: 457,757
Posted By CMur12
I have one like this, but it has a "Ricohflex"...

I have one like this, but it has a "Ricohflex" nameplate on it.


(Mine isn't quite as nice as yours, but it belonged to my grandfather. I need to honor it one of these days with a CLA.)


-...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-13-2018
Replies: 80
Views: 2,777
Posted By CMur12
I apparently didn't look far enough. Thanks. ...

I apparently didn't look far enough. Thanks.

- Murray
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-13-2018
Replies: 80
Views: 2,777
Posted By CMur12
How is this lab for other services (B&W negs and...

How is this lab for other services (B&W negs and prints, E6, C41, and scans)?

- Murray
Forum: Travel 12-11-2018
Replies: 87
Views: 4,195
Posted By CMur12
I remember that for 1968 Saab reduced the...

I remember that for 1968 Saab reduced the displacement of the Shrike from 850cc to 820cc, because that exempted it from US pollution requirements.


The V4 is the engine that I would actually want...
Forum: Travel 12-11-2018
Replies: 87
Views: 4,195
Posted By CMur12
This car is from when a Saab was a SAAB! Seeing...

This car is from when a Saab was a SAAB!

Seeing this car here really makes my day. It is a car that I watched with avid interest as a teen in the sixties, and I would still love to have one.

Does...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-11-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 340
Posted By CMur12
A warm welcome to you, David! - Murray

A warm welcome to you, David!

- Murray
Forum: Travel 12-10-2018
Replies: 87
Views: 4,195
Posted By CMur12
Wow, some great cars here! Favorites, so...

Wow, some great cars here!

Favorites, so far:

Porsche 356
BMW 2002
VW Beetle
Citroen 2CV! (I love these! I lived in Portugal many years ago, and in Brasil before that.)

My current ride (sorry, no...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-10-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 745
Posted By CMur12
Hopefully, Colton/Swift1 will make an appearance...

Hopefully, Colton/Swift1 will make an appearance here. He is a frequent poster to RFF and has struggled with ALS for several years. He gets around in a motorized wheelchair and can no longer hold a...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-08-2018
Replies: 35
Views: 897
Posted By CMur12
I'm nearsighted, have significant astigmatism in...

I'm nearsighted, have significant astigmatism in both eyes, and I'm left-eye dominant.


I can see all of the image in the viewfinder with my old manual-focus 35mm SLRs (pressing the glasses lens...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 12-06-2018
Replies: 79
Views: 2,403
Posted By CMur12
Software may be an issue, however, I opened each...

Software may be an issue, however, I opened each image and read the captions.

I, for one, believe that text is very helpful in reportage. If you are presenting an aspect of culture that is new or...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-06-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 892
Posted By CMur12
I think it would depend upon how sociable the...

I think it would depend upon how sociable the individual photographer was, as well as whether s/he wanted to share his/her knowledge with amateurs and aspiring pros and if s/he determined this the...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-02-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 957
Posted By CMur12
Just some random thoughts: 1. The FW would...

Just some random thoughts:


1. The FW would undoubtedly have multi-coated lenses.


2. I would prefer the wider 50mm focal length of the FW.


3. I don't like the film-feeler mechanism in older...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-28-2018
Replies: 2,009
Views: 303,651
Posted By CMur12
Clever idea and nice image! - Murray

Clever idea and nice image!

- Murray
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-18-2018
Replies: 127
Views: 71,327
Posted By CMur12
I like to do business with Glazer's, in Seattle. ...

I like to do business with Glazer's, in Seattle. At least they're in the same state (Washington), and, in the case of film, it doesn't have to travel far in the mail. Plan B is Freestyle.

-...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 11-18-2018
Replies: 160
Views: 14,281
Posted By CMur12
Godfrey, what I want to know is the first letter...

Godfrey, what I want to know is the first letter of the word on that T-shirt!

If it goes with the hair, maybe a C. If it goes with the facial expression, definitely an S. :D

- Murray
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-18-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,582
Posted By CMur12
I like it! I once had a Fujica ST 701. Wish I...

I like it!

I once had a Fujica ST 701. Wish I had kept it. It was the first camera that I knew/know of that metered with silicon blue cells.

- Murray
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-14-2018
Replies: 112
Views: 3,154
Posted By CMur12
I don't think this is true. Recent complex lens...

I don't think this is true.


Recent complex lens designs by Sigma Art, Canon, and such seem to follow the path of the super-complex, super-corrected Zeiss Otus lenses, which were designed for...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-14-2018
Replies: 112
Views: 3,154
Posted By CMur12
Though it has been said in other words already,...

Though it has been said in other words already, no mirror box means no or reduced need for retrofocus lens designs. This really opens up potential for optical technology.


- Murray
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-13-2018
Replies: 201
Views: 15,134
Posted By CMur12
That's some very useful information. Thanks! ...

That's some very useful information. Thanks!

- Murray
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-13-2018
Replies: 201
Views: 15,134
Posted By CMur12
Skiff, how does the Hasselblad X5 compare to a...

Skiff, how does the Hasselblad X5 compare to a true drum scanner?

- Murray
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-11-2018
Replies: 201
Views: 15,134
Posted By CMur12
Sorry to hear of the rough year, John. All the...

Sorry to hear of the rough year, John. All the more reason to hope this goes well and that the next year is one of your best!

Be well.

- Murray
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-10-2018
Replies: 201
Views: 15,134
Posted By CMur12
Another light box/loupe viewer of slides here. I...

Another light box/loupe viewer of slides here.

I project them occasionally and I would still like to get a 6x6 projector for my MF slides.

- Murray
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-07-2018
Replies: 77
Views: 8,700
Posted By CMur12
I, too, would be hesitant to send it out for...

I, too, would be hesitant to send it out for repairs, especially if you plan is to use it mostly for B&W. In my own case, I rarely shoot C41, so I would be using it almost exclusively for E-6 and...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-04-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 579
Posted By CMur12
Tony, the aperture should be fully open (for...

Tony, the aperture should be fully open (for viewing, focusing, etc.) unless you press the DOF preview button. Pressing the DOF preview button will cause it to stop down/close to taking...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-03-2018
Replies: 77
Views: 8,700
Posted By CMur12
Pete, is the image with banding that you posted...

Pete, is the image with banding that you posted above from color negative or color slide film?


It sounds like Plustek stood by the scanner when you bought it, but you chose not to follow up on it...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-30-2018
Replies: 77
Views: 8,700
Posted By CMur12
That's good to know. Thanks! - Murray

That's good to know. Thanks!


- Murray
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-30-2018
Replies: 2,741
Views: 807,651
Posted By CMur12
The most common use for a motor drive would be...

The most common use for a motor drive would be action photography, in which the film can be advanced far more rapidly with a motor, while firing the shutter in rapid succession, than it can be by...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-30-2018
Replies: 77
Views: 8,700
Posted By CMur12
Does that mean there is no banding when scanning...

Does that mean there is no banding when scanning slides? And perhaps B&W negatives?


- Murray
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 10-28-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 2,303
Posted By CMur12
Just off the top of my head, I remember a...

Just off the top of my head, I remember a photographer back in the 1980s (Pete Turner?), who was known for eye-popping color. As I recall, he used to shoot a Kodachrome original, duplicate it onto...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-27-2018
Replies: 5,693
Views: 512,312
Posted By CMur12
Colton, I never cease to be amazed by your...

Colton, I never cease to be amazed by your compositions.


This is brilliant!


(As have been other recent postings of yours that I haven't commented on.)
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-25-2018
Replies: 42
Views: 1,285
Posted By CMur12
Welcome to RFF, Ted! If a person plans to...

Welcome to RFF, Ted!


If a person plans to pursue a certain type of photography (landscapes, portraits, macro, street, ... whatever), it makes sense to get the equipment that will enable that person...
Forum: RFF Polls 10-24-2018
Replies: 124
Views: 31,120
Posted By CMur12
I have a tremor in my hands, so I can no longer...

I have a tremor in my hands, so I can no longer handhold a camera steadily.

I recently got a DSLR with IS in the main lens, so I'm hoping I can realistically handhold it with good stability. The...
Forum: Film vs Digital 10-21-2018
Replies: 67
Views: 2,610
Posted By CMur12
Ain't that the truth! (I drive a Honda Accord...

Ain't that the truth!

(I drive a Honda Accord with a manual transmission. Still not reconciled to automatics. Still prefer manual focus on my cameras. :cool:)

- Murray
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 10-21-2018
Replies: 124
Views: 19,493
Posted By CMur12
When I got my first SLR, as a student, having a...

When I got my first SLR, as a student, having a camera that took interchangeable lenses was a novelty, and I often thought about the other lenses I wished I had.


When traveling and living abroad,...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 10-21-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 812
Posted By CMur12
I just googled "kodak anaston" and found a thread...

I just googled "kodak anaston" and found a thread on photo.net. Here is a pertinent post in quotes and the link:



"From the book "Photographic Optics" by Greenleaf, the Anaston design is of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-21-2018
Replies: 121
Views: 5,069
Posted By CMur12
I found my way here because I posed a question...

I found my way here because I posed a question about caffenol to another photographer in a forum not related to photography. That person (a member of this forum) gave me a link to a discussion about...
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