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Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-08-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 998
Posted By pismo923
Well my order arrived and the EDU 400 is marked...

Well my order arrived and the EDU 400 is marked made in Czech Republic so all is as usual. Still kind of strange how they can sell it duty free but that's irrelevant to me at this point. It's not...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-01-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 998
Posted By pismo923
The duties are charged when the product comes...

The duties are charged when the product comes into Canada so I don't think anything could be prepaid or the like when it entered the US from say Czech Republic. Out of curiosity I decided to modify...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-30-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 998
Posted By pismo923
It shows up on the right side of the page just...

It shows up on the right side of the page just above "add to cart"
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-30-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 998
Posted By pismo923
Here is the link from B&H to the film I ordered. ...

Here is the link from B&H to the film I ordered. https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1190994-REG/arista_190244_edu_ultra_400_black.html I guess we will see when it arrives. If it's grainy as...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-30-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 998
Posted By pismo923
@pioneer - I saw it on BH site. Only the 24 exp...

@pioneer - I saw it on BH site. Only the 24 exp arista EDU 400 says NAFTA Qualified. All other Arista regardless of format does not mention NAFTA. I thought it strange so called BH and they said...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-30-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 998
Posted By pismo923
@pioneer - there was no duty charged when I paid...

@pioneer - there was no duty charged when I paid for it so it can't be fomapan even if it was sourced from Freestyle.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-30-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 998
Posted By pismo923
Arista EDU 400 now made in USA?

I don't know if this is old news but I see that the 24-exp rolls of Arista EDU 400 are now NAFTA qualified and made in USA according to B&H. The 36-exp rolls are still from Czech Republic. I ordered...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 03-02-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1,293
Posted By pismo923
These are some great photos. The Hexar renders...

These are some great photos. The Hexar renders beautiful images.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-01-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 1,162
Posted By pismo923
While I can't afford to shoot slide film often, I...

While I can't afford to shoot slide film often, I could not pass up the Velvia 100 @ B&H and ordered 10 rolls today. Gives me a reason to think of travels to a place to use it. Edmonton Alberta in...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-26-2017
Replies: 93
Views: 9,352
Posted By pismo923
I have previously owned a T70, A-1 and now own a...

I have previously owned a T70, A-1 and now own a F-1N. For me there is no question the F-1N is my favorite. Great camera and the build takes a backseat to no other camera I have owned.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-13-2016
Replies: 11
Views: 1,959
Posted By pismo923
I can not seem to be able to post inline photos....

I can not seem to be able to post inline photos. What gives?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-13-2016
Replies: 11
Views: 1,959
Posted By pismo923
Kentmere 100 - What works for you?

I have been shooting a bit of Kentmere 100 and generally have been pleased. So far I have developed in Ilfosol 3, DD-X and lately Blazinal (Rodinal). To me it looks good in all three but I have been...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-22-2016
Replies: 363
Views: 25,210
Posted By pismo923
In no particular order: 1. Leica M4-P 2. Canon...

In no particular order:
1. Leica M4-P
2. Canon F-1N
3. Hexar AF
4. Minolta Maxxum 7
5. Pentax H2
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 07-02-2016
Replies: 77
Views: 5,373
Posted By pismo923
How about a Bessa L or T and 25 Skopar ?

How about a Bessa L or T and 25 Skopar ?
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-16-2016
Replies: 9,202
Views: 913,657
Posted By pismo923
A very low mileage Canon F-1N with a like new FD...

A very low mileage Canon F-1N with a like new FD 55 1.2 SSC Aspherical. Man that is a substantial hunk of glass. One B/W roll through it and nothing to compalin about.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 03-16-2016
Replies: 79
Views: 8,687
Posted By pismo923
No problem Joe. Just promise me that when we bump...

No problem Joe. Just promise me that when we bump into each other at the farmers market you go easy on me as I strut my Lowepro :). I do like the F8. Seems like a good solution for you.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 03-16-2016
Replies: 79
Views: 8,687
Posted By pismo923
I agree Joe that the Lowepro is not necessarily...

I agree Joe that the Lowepro is not necessarily going to win a beauty contest but the Domke 5-xa looks like a box too. Too much price difference for me to pay for essentially the same thing dressed...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 03-16-2016
Replies: 1
Views: 883
Posted By pismo923
Retrospective 6 coming in April

For those that may not have seen this, Think Tank has released the retro 6 that looks to me to be a great size for rangefinder/mirrorless gear. Comes in a new sandstone color and the usual black and...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 03-15-2016
Replies: 79
Views: 8,687
Posted By pismo923
How about the Lowepro Event Messenger 100. I...

How about the Lowepro Event Messenger 100. I found a used one locally in perfect condition for $5 CDN. Looks to be about the same size as the Domke 5-xa. I think the Domke is about $90 CDN. No...
Forum: RFF Polls 02-25-2016
Replies: 231
Views: 84,575
Posted By pismo923
Recently ordered some Kentmere in both 100 and...

Recently ordered some Kentmere in both 100 and 400. Shot some of the 100 before and liked it. Having now shot about 4 rolls of the 400, I find I like it quite a bit processed in DD-X using Ilfords...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-23-2015
Replies: 95
Views: 33,000
Posted By pismo923
The ergonomics are indeed very nice. Mine is from...

The ergonomics are indeed very nice. Mine is from 1969. The focusing is smooth but I was thinking it probably would benefit from a re-lube after so many years. I took it to a local tech and he...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-21-2015
Replies: 9,202
Views: 913,657
Posted By pismo923
Well I just got three rolls of b/w film from...

Well I just got three rolls of b/w film from Ukraine sent to me by my wife who is in Lviv at the moment. It's boxed with the "Astrum" label which I believe is the old Svema film. I got a roll of...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-21-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 2,293
Posted By pismo923
I recently picked up a Bessa T for using my CV...

I recently picked up a Bessa T for using my CV 21/4. No it's not a Leica but very nice for the money. In my case it's a second body but works very well with the 21. I would have no problem using...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-21-2015
Replies: 95
Views: 33,000
Posted By pismo923
This has a fantastic atmosphere! Great shot...

This has a fantastic atmosphere! Great shot Bonatto.


http://payload246.cargocollective.com/1/14/479058/7232204/Fred_Bonatto_Burma_12_800.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-20-2015
Replies: 95
Views: 33,000
Posted By pismo923
Great shots everyone. Looks like I need to pick...

Great shots everyone. Looks like I need to pick up some Portra. Love the look from what I see here. Any more examples would be great.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 11-15-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,195
Posted By pismo923
I am using an M4-P, however with my eye glasses...

I am using an M4-P, however with my eye glasses the 35 frameline is too frustrating for me. I thought perhaps using a finder would help. Filing it down to bring up the 35 framelines doesn't solve...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 11-15-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,195
Posted By pismo923
nokton 40 viewfinder?

I was looking at the various threads about the 40 Nokton and am curious about the 40 brightine finder. Does anybody use the finder on their M or other bodies without built in 40 framelines? It seems...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 11-09-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 1,678
Posted By pismo923
Tenba makes some good bags. I have a DNA 8 and...

Tenba makes some good bags. I have a DNA 8 and like it a lot. In my opinion the new Cooper series is an incremental improvement over the DNA line. Whether its worth the extra money for the...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 11-09-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 1,678
Posted By pismo923
I was a bit taken back by the price. For us...

I was a bit taken back by the price. For us Canadians, once you do the dollar conversion it becomes really painful in a hurry. Likely not in the cards for me as I can't justify the cost.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 11-09-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 1,678
Posted By pismo923
New Tenba Cooper Series

Just came across this new line of messenger bags from Tenba. The 13 Slim looks interesting albeit expensive. I like the look and nice to see a modern canvas bag available. There is a local store...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 07-14-2015
Replies: 42
Views: 17,881
Posted By pismo923
After several months using the DNA 8 I concur...

After several months using the DNA 8 I concur with Godfrey on all points that this is a very good bag for a small kit. I have removed all the velcro as well and it makes for very quick and quiet...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-27-2015
Replies: 100
Views: 8,807
Posted By pismo923
I just added a 90 to round out my three lens kit....

I just added a 90 to round out my three lens kit. My kit looks like this and am happy with it. 20 rolls of AGFA Precisa just arrived in the mail. +15C today. All is good :)

M4-P ...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 02-27-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 1,617
Posted By pismo923
Having used the P211 for a while now I am very...

Having used the P211 for a while now I am very pleased with it. The only minor shortcoming is that the strap is fixed and not removable but that may be just a personal preference. I did find that...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 02-08-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 1,617
Posted By pismo923
Ordered a P211 and picked it up yesterday. First...

Ordered a P211 and picked it up yesterday. First impressions are very positive. The build quality is very good. Noticeably thinner than the Messenger Mini but will comfortably carry all I would...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 01-31-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 1,617
Posted By pismo923
Your thoughts on the Tenba P211

I have been looking at this as a slim messenger style bag. I would use it with one M body and a couple lenses plus the usual accesories. I see it as a Domke F-803 type bag but with some padding and...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-17-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 2,243
Posted By pismo923
The average price on the more recent sales on...

The average price on the more recent sales on eBay is about $100 not including the one BIN auction where it went for $300!!! So I guess not that much more than a new Zeiss hood.

As I said, I picked...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-16-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 2,243
Posted By pismo923
IROOA hood - why the $$$

I came across a mint (looks unused) IROOA lens hood and looking at eBay the prices being paid seem to be in some cases very high - a couple hundred dollars for some of them. Is this a rare item or...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 12-13-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 17,881
Posted By pismo923
Joe, did you try it with the camera in the center...

Joe, did you try it with the camera in the center with the lens down using the folding flaps. That should leave room for two lenses on either side protected. I am not sure how big your lenses are...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 12-11-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 17,881
Posted By pismo923
I recently picked up a DNA 8 for my small kit. ...

I recently picked up a DNA 8 for my small kit. It works very well for what I am carrying. I can comfortably carry my M4-P with 50 cron with hood attached, Luna-Star meter, CF flash, 4 rolls of...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 11-13-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 6,281
Posted By pismo923
Well after working with both the Retro 5 and...

Well after working with both the Retro 5 and F-803 I decided that the Domke was the bag that worked better for me and have sold the Retro 5. They are both very nice bags for a rangefinder kit. I...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 11-08-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 17,881
Posted By pismo923
Had a chance to look at one locally and I agree...

Had a chance to look at one locally and I agree it is a very nice bag for a smaller kit. Two things I really liked are the light weight and top zipper to access your gear without opening the flap. ...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-17-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 3,668
Posted By pismo923
I agree on all fronts Jan. Just got my slides...

I agree on all fronts Jan. Just got my slides back from my trip to Vancouver Island and for the most part very pleased. However, on one day in particular the lighting was very harsh i.e. cloudy but...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 10-11-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 6,281
Posted By pismo923
Well I picked up a lightly used F-803 about...

Well I picked up a lightly used F-803 about three weeks ago and have been using it exclusively. Overall a very nice bag but I don't find it to be a clear winner over the Retro 5. The thin profile...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 08-12-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 6,281
Posted By pismo923
Interesting that folks have commented that both...

Interesting that folks have commented that both bags are over kill for a small kit like mine. I have always considered my Retro 5 to be a small bag. How much smaller would one want unless you like...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 08-10-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 6,281
Posted By pismo923
Thanks for the link Joe. I wish McBains had the...

Thanks for the link Joe. I wish McBains had the 803 in stock so I could actually load it with my gear and get a better idea how it would work for me firsthand. One thing I definitely can say about...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 08-10-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 6,281
Posted By pismo923
The Better Bag - Retrospective 5 or Domke 803?

I know there are plenty of threads about each of these bags but I am curious as to which of the two you feel is the better bag for a days shoot with a small kit. I have the Retro 5 but am...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-01-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 3,668
Posted By pismo923
Why did I wait so long to try E6?

This summer I have made a point to shoot slide film almost exclusively and it makes me think "why did I wait till now". A well exposed slide projected on screen is something to behold. Expensive...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-24-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 803
Posted By pismo923
Good to know I am not alone. Mine opens up a...

Good to know I am not alone. Mine opens up a touch more past f2 so I guess I have a Cron 50 1.9 :)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-24-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 803
Posted By pismo923
Summicron problem or not?

I recently picked up a Summicron 50 v3 and notice that the aperture ring moves very slightly past the minimum and maximum aperture settings. It click stops at all the settings correctly but has will...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-17-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 1,658
Posted By pismo923
In the end I decided that the 35 frame lines were...

In the end I decided that the 35 frame lines were just not suitable for me and this weekend traded it for a Summicron 50 v3 plus a good chunk of cash my way. I am happy and he is happy since for him...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-09-2014
Replies: 53
Views: 4,430
Posted By pismo923
Of the three I would keep the M6 and sell the...

Of the three I would keep the M6 and sell the others. If you like a meter it's there and if not pull the battery and you are good to go. The M8 seems sure to to continue to decline in price IMHO. ...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-25-2014
Replies: 9,202
Views: 913,657
Posted By pismo923
I have 10 rolls of AGFA Precisa 100 on it's way. ...

I have 10 rolls of AGFA Precisa 100 on it's way. Recently picked up a Kodak Carousel projector being given away so looking forward to shooting some slides. Last weekend picked up a Beseler 23C...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-22-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 1,658
Posted By pismo923
If I can find a diopter that works that would be...

If I can find a diopter that works that would be the easiest solution. If not and I still really can't get along with the 35 frame lines, I suppose I could switch to a 50 lens and be done with it. I...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-17-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 1,658
Posted By pismo923
In a nutshell, I like the M4-P and don't feel the...

In a nutshell, I like the M4-P and don't feel the need to change something I like and know to be in mechanically sound condition. As I said previously, the 50 framelines in the M4-P are perfect for...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-17-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 1,658
Posted By pismo923
Didn't know that. I will look in to it. Thanks.

Didn't know that. I will look in to it. Thanks.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-17-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 1,658
Posted By pismo923
The problem is I find the frameline too big and...

The problem is I find the frameline too big and can not see all of it without moving my eye around. Workable but not ideal. Doesn't a magnifier compound the problem or am I missing something?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-17-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 1,658
Posted By pismo923
M4-P and external finder

I recently bought a M4-P with a 35 Cron v4. I wear glasses and while the 35 framelines are usable they are not as comfortable as I would ideally like. Is anyone using a lower mag external finder on...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-03-2013
Replies: 129
Views: 13,618
Posted By pismo923
By RFF standards I have owned relatively few...

By RFF standards I have owned relatively few lenses but five that stand out for me that I own or have owned are:

Hexar AF 35/2
Planar 50/2 ZM
Auto-Takumar 55/2
Canon FD 80-200 4/L
Takumar 28/3.5

I...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-28-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,385
Posted By pismo923
Indeed he should be credited with the photo. My...

Indeed he should be credited with the photo. My overisight. JManivelle posts some great photo's in that thread. Classic look with lot's of "snap"

It sounds like Tri-X /D-76 will give me what I am...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-27-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,385
Posted By pismo923
This is the look I am after as an...

This is the look I am after as an example.

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5325/9708323763_b431cf04f1_b.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-27-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,385
Posted By pismo923
What B/W film/developer makes the Hexar AF sing?

I asked a similar question a while back but specific to color film. I have been using primarily Delta 400 in DD-X but for some reason the look doesn't always grab me. I think I prefer a more...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-26-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 2,466
Posted By pismo923
I found the original covering to be a bit...

I found the original covering to be a bit slippery so I reskinned mine with griptac. No compaints.


https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/m9mOMgYgvOa3Mxtfkxkq8_1gwqyBNm-AP3wGZFPAtnE=w276-h207-p-no
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-23-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 2,466
Posted By pismo923
Hi Frank. I use a handheld meter rather than the...

Hi Frank. I use a handheld meter rather than the clip on. I am getting good exposures for the most part and slowly learning how to judge light and exposure in my head. Great way to shoot when you...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-22-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 2,466
Posted By pismo923
I have managed to put together a nice three lens...

I have managed to put together a nice three lens kit for my H2. Just picked up a SMC 28/3.5 and Super Takumar 105/2.8 to go with the original Auto-Takumar 55/2. I am very pleased with all three. As...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 08-22-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 1,927
Posted By pismo923
R4M framelines with glasses

I am considering an R4M and am wondering what is the widest frameline comfortably visible with some decent space around it for an eyeglass wearer like myself. Will the 25 frame be too tight? I hate...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-23-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 1,944
Posted By pismo923
Very impressed with Eric Hendrickson

After receiving my 1961 Pentax H2 back from a CLA and shutter repair from Eric earlier this year, I can only say I am very impressed with his work. The camera is SMOOTH! This is the third time I...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-24-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 1,476
Posted By pismo923
How does this help with the 1/250 shutter in...

How does this help with the 1/250 shutter in daylight?

Lot's of good film still out there. Thanks for all the suggestions. If I find the Pro 400H colours too muted for landscape then I will get...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-24-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 1,476
Posted By pismo923
Decided to try some Fuji Pro 400H for the low...

Decided to try some Fuji Pro 400H for the low contrast. I looked at some images from the Fuji and preferred the look of the cooler tones. I will shoot it at 200 to 320. Also bought some Superia 800...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-21-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 1,476
Posted By pismo923
Thanks Jan for the helpful insight. I will look...

Thanks Jan for the helpful insight. I will look into where I can get some AgfaPhoto CT Precisa online.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-19-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 1,476
Posted By pismo923
Roger are you suggesting I could forego 200 or...

Roger are you suggesting I could forego 200 or 160 speed film and just overexpose Portra 400 a couple stops with acceptable results? If I could standardize on just one film that would be great.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-19-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 1,476
Posted By pismo923
Thanks Olivier. Do you scan Superia 200 ? How...

Thanks Olivier. Do you scan Superia 200 ? How is the grain compared to Superia 400?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-19-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 1,476
Posted By pismo923
What color film for Hexar AF?

After shooting primarily b/w for the past year I want to start using some color film with my Hexar. My preference is for C41 though I do like Provia 100F. I am shooting mostly street/candid stuff...
Forum: Digital Compacts 02-15-2013
Replies: 97
Views: 5,535
Posted By pismo923
With all due respect Joe, if you know from past...

With all due respect Joe, if you know from past experience what this type of post inevitably leads to, why even post it? Only you know your personal situation and finances. If you have rationally...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-08-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 3,946
Posted By pismo923
Ended up missing out on the 9. It seems like I...

Ended up missing out on the 9. It seems like I have become so fond of small rangefinder type cameras that I sat on the fence too long this time around. Lot's of love for the 9 it would seem.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-17-2012
Replies: 74
Views: 5,221
Posted By pismo923
I will chime in on this as at present I am down...

I will chime in on this as at present I am down to two 35mm cameras - a Pentax H2 and Hexar AF. Considerably different tools but in many situations can achieve the exact same result. For me, using...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-13-2012
Replies: 27
Views: 3,946
Posted By pismo923
These would be the Maxxum AF primes. Are they...

These would be the Maxxum AF primes. Are they optically "good enough" to take advantage of todays sensors?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-13-2012
Replies: 27
Views: 3,946
Posted By pismo923
Maxxum 9 for Christmas?

As a former Maxxum 7 owner, I always lusted for the 9. Now I have a chance to pick one up for a great price. I have been using rangefinders and a Hexar AF for the past three years now but do miss...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-03-2012
Replies: 26
Views: 2,826
Posted By pismo923
If you click on the gallery link and scroll down,...

If you click on the gallery link and scroll down, there is a section "member Galleries" and albums. That should get you there
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-03-2012
Replies: 26
Views: 2,826
Posted By pismo923
Whose gallery images consistently make you think "wow" ?

After a couple of years looking at images on this forum, I started thinking about whose images really inspire me. I have seen so many really great images but for me these five consistently make me...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-14-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,166
Posted By pismo923
Thanks for the suggestions and links. In...

Thanks for the suggestions and links. In general, I think I am reasonably careful with handling the film be it HP5 or Tmax or whatever, and did not have the issue before I started using TMax so...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-14-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,166
Posted By pismo923
TMax 400 prone to scratching?

I have recently started using TMax 400 and it seems to be more prone to scratches than either Arista Premium or HP5. Is this something that others have noticed and is there something I can do in the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-07-2012
Replies: 488
Views: 128,408
Posted By pismo923
I am really liking the look I am getting with...

I am really liking the look I am getting with TMax 400 developed in DD-X. Especially some low light stuff with the Hexar AF
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 10-23-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 2,081
Posted By pismo923
Some superb work here. Thanks for the link.

Some superb work here. Thanks for the link.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-23-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 2,466
Posted By pismo923
Thanks Peter. This all is starting to point to a...

Thanks Peter. This all is starting to point to a new buy/sell extravaganza :D
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-22-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 2,466
Posted By pismo923
Great to know about the 50/1.4 's. I've only put...

Great to know about the 50/1.4 's. I've only put two rolls through it so far but it is a pleasure to use. Definitely something nostalgic about the whole experience. It's hard to believe that $60 can...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-22-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 2,466
Posted By pismo923
Pentax H2 lens suggestions

I recently picked up a nice Asahi Pentax H2 locally from the original owner. Came with the Auto-Takumar 55 f2 and hood. 1961 vintage which is my birth year so I could not pass it up. They are such...
Forum: RFF Polls 05-07-2012
Replies: 610
Views: 112,126
Posted By pismo923
Canon T-70 with 50/1.4 received as a gift in...

Canon T-70 with 50/1.4 received as a gift in 1984. Sold it about 5 years ago. Got another one a year ago for my daughter to use. They are basically given away nowadays. I actually like the T-70, just...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-07-2012
Replies: 3,801
Views: 319,041
Posted By pismo923
Hexar AF with a fresh roll of Ektar.

Hexar AF with a fresh roll of Ektar.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 04-20-2012
Replies: 374
Views: 112,609
Posted By pismo923
Some would argue that it's an upgrade :D

Some would argue that it's an upgrade :D
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-28-2012
Replies: 25
Views: 2,450
Posted By pismo923
Did you sacrifice your Hexar AF to get it :eek:

Did you sacrifice your Hexar AF to get it :eek:
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-28-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 2,183
Posted By pismo923
I had David Yau do some work for me in January of...

I had David Yau do some work for me in January of this year. It's possible he may be away on vacation as he was when I first tried contacting him. I was very happy with the work he did at a...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 02-18-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 4,011
Posted By pismo923
I thought the same thing till I bought one....

I thought the same thing till I bought one. Succumb to the temptation - you will like it :D
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 02-15-2012
Replies: 294
Views: 77,791
Posted By pismo923
These are great maggieo. I love this...

These are great maggieo. I love this one.

http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6175/6237839171_801b3f6d9b_b.jpg (http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6175/6237839171_801b3f6d9b_b.jpg)
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 02-15-2012
Replies: 76
Views: 15,477
Posted By pismo923
These last images are really nice. I like the...

These last images are really nice. I like the first and third in particular. Keep them coming!
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 02-09-2012
Replies: 42
Views: 7,172
Posted By pismo923
Well you can now count me in as a Hexar AF owner....

Well you can now count me in as a Hexar AF owner. At the end of the day, in my mind the positives far outweighed the negatives and I have purchased a complete kit in like new condition. The original...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-08-2012
Replies: 102
Views: 10,431
Posted By pismo923
I personally don't worry too much about whether...

I personally don't worry too much about whether my photos "suck" or not. I am taking photos primarily for myself. What subjects I find interesting may not get a second look from someone else but...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-27-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 1,031
Posted By pismo923
Thanks Leigh. I will give that a go and see where...

Thanks Leigh. I will give that a go and see where it takes me.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-27-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 1,031
Posted By pismo923
Development time for Arista 400 @ 800 in ID-11

I recently pushed Arista Premium 400 one stop and want to develop with ID-11 (stock). I have looked at the Massive Dev Chart and no times are given for 800. I did notice that the chart indicates...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-19-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 2,619
Posted By pismo923
Gotta love us Canadian photographers. Shooting...

Gotta love us Canadian photographers. Shooting when its so cold the film is snapping. Good on you! With wind chill here in Edmonton the other day it was -41. No shooting for me that day :)
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-19-2012
Replies: 27
Views: 3,222
Posted By pismo923
That doesn't surprise me. It actually seems...

That doesn't surprise me. It actually seems reasonable if a CLA service is $250
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-19-2012
Replies: 27
Views: 3,222
Posted By pismo923
Is there truth to his assertion that there is no...

Is there truth to his assertion that there is no universally accepted scope of work that defines the CLA? I gather that a CLA can be had for about $150 and upwards to $300. Is the scope of work...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-19-2012
Replies: 27
Views: 3,222
Posted By pismo923
I can see where someone would say that Joe.

I can see where someone would say that Joe.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-19-2012
Replies: 27
Views: 3,222
Posted By pismo923
what a CLA leaves out

I came across these interesting articles regarding "CLA vs overhaul".

http://www.zeisscamera.com/cla.shtml
http://www.zeisscamera.com/services_cla.shtml

Reading many forum posts and classified...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-17-2012
Replies: 38
Views: 5,183
Posted By pismo923
+1 for Severin Koller. Outstanding work.

+1 for Severin Koller. Outstanding work.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-09-2012
Replies: 42
Views: 7,172
Posted By pismo923
Hexar AF reliability

I have been following the recent threads about the Hexar AF. The images it is capable of look to be fantastic. I have also read about some reliability issues, specifically shutter button problems? ...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-09-2012
Replies: 76
Views: 5,407
Posted By pismo923
Sorry to hear about your mishap Helen. Not a nice...

Sorry to hear about your mishap Helen. Not a nice way to start a New Year.
Forum: Optics Theory - 12-21-2011
Replies: 73
Views: 10,676
Posted By pismo923
As far as rangefinder lenses go I have only used...

As far as rangefinder lenses go I have only used one 50 and that is the Planar 50/2. While I can't personally compare it with any other 50, I can't imagine any other lens being significantly better...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-18-2011
Replies: 167
Views: 135,546
Posted By pismo923
David Yau in Toronto is excellent.

David Yau in Toronto is excellent.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-12-2011
Replies: 30
Views: 8,240
Posted By pismo923
Well I think this thread solved that problem....

Well I think this thread solved that problem. Looks like they are all gone now at B & H.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-23-2011
Replies: 92
Views: 6,520
Posted By pismo923
I don't think it makes a difference either way. ...

I don't think it makes a difference either way. What has made a noticeable difference for me is the ZM Planar which is a superior lens to any SLR lens I had previously. I am sure the Zeiss SLR...
Forum: Travel 11-15-2011
Replies: 57
Views: 4,958
Posted By pismo923
brilliant photography! I am stunned by the...

brilliant photography! I am stunned by the images. I agree wholeheartedly with Keith.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 11-06-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 1,186
Posted By pismo923
This is a great shot Chris. The Delta 3200 looks...

This is a great shot Chris. The Delta 3200 looks to be a film I need to try.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 11-06-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 1,489
Posted By pismo923
Nice work Joe. For the life of me I can't place...

Nice work Joe. For the life of me I can't place where the first one was taken apart from it being across from the Commercial.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-02-2011
Replies: 9,202
Views: 913,657
Posted By pismo923
Just traded for a couple of brand new Kinderman...

Just traded for a couple of brand new Kinderman developing tanks - with original boxes and instructions to boot. Kinderman + Hewes = Quality

That same day my copy of "The Negative" arrived in the...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 10-31-2011
Replies: 81
Views: 6,779
Posted By pismo923
Hard to pick from so many great shots as always...

Hard to pick from so many great shots as always but this one jumps at me straight away.

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/3187/U3187I1319922787.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-02-2011
Replies: 9,202
Views: 913,657
Posted By pismo923
yesterday I bought a nice set of b/w filters...

yesterday I bought a nice set of b/w filters from the classifieds here.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-29-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 6,097
Posted By pismo923
Has anyone here installed the "Shade" from...

Has anyone here installed the "Shade" from leicagoodies.com ? Not a substitute for a finder upgrade but if it helps then it is an inexpensive upgrade.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-14-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 811
Posted By pismo923
Favorite films with the Planar 50

Seems to be a little recent flurry of posts about this excellent lens so I thought why not ask the question. What films, in particular B/W, are your favorites to pair up with the Planar. Do you...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 09-02-2011
Replies: 314
Views: 52,423
Posted By pismo923
Not many camera regrets with the possible...

Not many camera regrets with the possible exception of my F5. Fit my hand like a glove. Great camera.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-22-2011
Replies: 46
Views: 3,282
Posted By pismo923
There are a number of reasons I hang out here but...

There are a number of reasons I hang out here but at the top of the list is the ability to tap into such a vast amount of know how and experience in one place. For me in particular, the whole B/W...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 07-05-2011
Replies: 58
Views: 7,253
Posted By pismo923
Thank you Semrich and Leica M2 fan for your kind...

Thank you Semrich and Leica M2 fan for your kind words. I am continually amazed at the quality of images posted here so to have an image of mine noticed here is both encouraging and very much...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 07-02-2011
Replies: 2,582
Views: 645,077
Posted By pismo923
I don't own the camera but some great shots here....

I don't own the camera but some great shots here. That looks to be a nice lens indeed.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-01-2011
Replies: 53
Views: 6,530
Posted By pismo923
You are indeed correct. I was there for an car...

You are indeed correct. I was there for an car show recently. There's a couple of old tractors just as you drive in.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-01-2011
Replies: 53
Views: 6,530
Posted By pismo923
A couple from Alberta. The color shot with Bessa...

A couple from Alberta. The color shot with Bessa R2 CV35/2.5. B/W shot with Nikon F5 and Nikkor 24/2.8 AF-D
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-09-2011
Replies: 55
Views: 7,805
Posted By pismo923
I too have been waiting for over a month and a...

I too have been waiting for over a month and a half with no correspondence at all from Morgan. My order was for GripTac not some exotic leather so I assumed that would be a fairly painless...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-25-2011
Replies: 58
Views: 14,105
Posted By pismo923
You are more than welcome to check it out next...

You are more than welcome to check it out next time we have an RFF meet here. Or send me an email and maybe we can meet somewhere convenient for both of us.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-25-2011
Replies: 58
Views: 14,105
Posted By pismo923
I ordered it at Don's Photo. Took about a week...

I ordered it at Don's Photo. Took about a week and a half to get it. McBain's has it on their website at $159 and Don's matched the price. I looked at Adorama but by time you add shipping, GST it's...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-25-2011
Replies: 58
Views: 14,105
Posted By pismo923
After a few days of actual use, I am very happy...

After a few days of actual use, I am very happy with the Retro 5. The size is perfect for a small RF kit. Very comfortable to carry and work with. No regrets here.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-19-2011
Replies: 58
Views: 14,105
Posted By pismo923
Just picked mine up today. Pinestone material is...

Just picked mine up today. Pinestone material is very nice. It's going to the mountains with me this weekend so we'll see how it goes. This is my first Think Tank product but my initial impression...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 04-27-2011
Replies: 81
Views: 14,791
Posted By pismo923
The best for me is my olive R2 - my only camera...

The best for me is my olive R2 - my only camera at the moment. I had an R2a for awhile but I much prefer the metering display in the R2. I did not like the display on the R2a when in manual mode....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-26-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 1,492
Posted By pismo923
Thanks to both of you for clarifying this for me....

Thanks to both of you for clarifying this for me. This site continues to be a great resource for someone like me who is just starting to develop b/w. Sorry to somewhat highjack your thread jmpgino.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-25-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 1,492
Posted By pismo923
probably the wrong place to ask but what does...

probably the wrong place to ask but what does this mean exactly "more speed" when developing in DDX e.g. Delta 400 shot at 400?
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 04-20-2011
Replies: 196
Views: 55,352
Posted By pismo923
my planar seems perfect. no wobble that I can...

my planar seems perfect. no wobble that I can detect
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 04-16-2011
Replies: 25
Views: 3,446
Posted By pismo923
Wow Joe. It's like I was there :) The colors you...

Wow Joe. It's like I was there :) The colors you are getting from that camera are blowing me away.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 04-14-2011
Replies: 381
Views: 196,258
Posted By pismo923
Well after some buying and selling of gear,...

Well after some buying and selling of gear, things are starting to fall into place for me...really like this set up :D
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 03-30-2011
Replies: 41
Views: 3,770
Posted By pismo923
Well my search for my 50mm has ended. I am...

Well my search for my 50mm has ended. I am awaiting arrival of a nice silver Zeiss 50/2 ZM. Obviously my $250 budget got stretched a bit :)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-23-2011
Replies: 88
Views: 7,694
Posted By pismo923
My first camera was a T70 received as a gift in...

My first camera was a T70 received as a gift in 1984. Eventually sold it and went through all sorts of SLR's since. I think it is an under rated camera if a bit quirky. The viewfinder is superb...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 03-21-2011
Replies: 41
Views: 3,770
Posted By pismo923
I was in Australia this past February and managed...

I was in Australia this past February and managed to get the odd shot with a similar but not as extreme flaring using my CV 35/2.5. It was super bright out which may explain it but it was a weird...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 03-21-2011
Replies: 41
Views: 3,770
Posted By pismo923
Sparrow - that first shot is excellent!

Sparrow - that first shot is excellent!
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 03-21-2011
Replies: 41
Views: 3,770
Posted By pismo923
Erik van Straten's photos are what got me...

Erik van Straten's photos are what got me thinking about the CV 50 as being a good choice for my needs. I have the CV 35/2.5 LTM as my one and only lens and have been very pleased with it. I have a...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 03-21-2011
Replies: 41
Views: 3,770
Posted By pismo923
porktaco, I was wondering how long it would take...

porktaco, I was wondering how long it would take to get someone to offer that nugget to the conversation. very helpful and appreciated :)
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 03-20-2011
Replies: 41
Views: 3,770
Posted By pismo923
That makes sense to me Joe and Bingley. There are...

That makes sense to me Joe and Bingley. There are no current alternatives of similar compact size near that price point. Looking through the thread with the images taken with the 50/2.5 suggests to...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 03-20-2011
Replies: 41
Views: 3,770
Posted By pismo923
So the 50/2.5 sell for a bit more than the...

So the 50/2.5 sell for a bit more than the 35/2.5. Interesting given the stellar reputation of the 35 skopar. I know I have seen the 35's go for $250.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 03-20-2011
Replies: 41
Views: 3,770
Posted By pismo923
Nice shot Chris. Snow men and cloudy grey skyline...

Nice shot Chris. Snow men and cloudy grey skyline shots form a large part of my portfolio :)
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 03-20-2011
Replies: 41
Views: 3,770
Posted By pismo923
yes I am in Edmonton. I appreciate the offer Joe...

yes I am in Edmonton. I appreciate the offer Joe and will keep that in mind.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 03-20-2011
Replies: 41
Views: 3,770
Posted By pismo923
Thanks Joe. I missed seeing that one. On a...

Thanks Joe. I missed seeing that one. On a different note are we ever going to see the end of the snow around here so we can actually shoot outside?
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 03-20-2011
Replies: 41
Views: 3,770
Posted By pismo923
What is the CV 50/2.5 worth?

I have not come across this lens for sale here for some time or seen one for sale very frequently for that matter. What is a fair price for the lens? I am looking for a 50mm lens for my Bessa R2. I...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 03-13-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 1,012
Posted By pismo923
So for the most part some incremental changes to...

So for the most part some incremental changes to an already solid camera in the R2. Nice to hear that yours has been such a solid performer Roger - I hope my experience mirrors yours which I am...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 03-13-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 1,012
Posted By pismo923
R2 build quality vs later models

I have seen quite a number of posts here suggesting that the later Bessa's have a "MUCH better build quality than the R2". Looking at Steven Gandy's site it seems obvious that significant...
Forum: RFF Polls 03-03-2011
Replies: 301
Views: 26,026
Posted By pismo923
civil engineer

civil engineer
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-11-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 8,103
Posted By pismo923
The label says the shelf life is 4 months once...

The label says the shelf life is 4 months once opened (1/2 full bottle). How does this compare with say TMax developer or DDX?
Forum: Travel 01-11-2011
Replies: 106
Views: 8,159
Posted By pismo923
I am off to Perth and Melbourne in a couple of...

I am off to Perth and Melbourne in a couple of weeks.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-11-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 8,103
Posted By pismo923
Any Ilfosol 3 users

Reading through the forums it seems that Ilfosol 3 is rarely mentioned when the topic of developers comes up. Coincidence or is there a reason for this?

So far it is all I have used along with HP5...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-29-2010
Replies: 193
Views: 36,130
Posted By pismo923
For me, the Minolta Maxxum 7 offers a hard to...

For me, the Minolta Maxxum 7 offers a hard to beat package. All the features I could ever imagine needing yet amazingly simple to operate. No need to carry a manual with you. Great ergonomics,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-16-2010
Replies: 9,202
Views: 913,657
Posted By pismo923
I have two Hewes reels on the way. Looking for a...

I have two Hewes reels on the way. Looking for a nice 50mm lens.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-08-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 904
Posted By pismo923
Issues with developing my first rolls

Yesterday I developed my first two rolls of film and ran into a couple of problems with both rolls. One of the problems is streaking marks on the film after drying. I am using Photoflo at the end of...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 08-08-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 867
Posted By pismo923
I have a Coolscan lV and am pleased with it. I...

I have a Coolscan lV and am pleased with it. I use Vuescan software. 8x10 and even 11x14 prints look good to my eye. I got mine for $250 CDN so no complaints here.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-02-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 2,199
Posted By pismo923
Thanks for all your responses. I want to buy a...

Thanks for all your responses. I want to buy a camera to use not collect so I can appreciate your comments. I was curious about the titanium model since I have not seen any like it. As far as...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-01-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 2,199
Posted By pismo923
M6 Titanium Classic

Thanks to this forum I am now looking at getting a rangefinder. I have located a mint M6 with the titanium and ostrich covering. Is this model in fact quite rare and more valuable due to collector...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-11-2010
Replies: 92
Views: 8,763
Posted By pismo923
I have been reading this thread and first and...

I have been reading this thread and first and foremost I agree 100% with Vicky - Fuji's communication in this regard has been confusing at best. I have been using Superia 400 for color prints along...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-24-2010
Replies: 3,769
Views: 725,340
Posted By pismo923
Well after reading all the great things about the...

Well after reading all the great things about the OM's I too have joined the club. I just had my newly acquired OM-1 MD CLA'd and my first roll of film is ready to go. When I saw this mint OM-1...
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