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Forum: Sony Alpha / NEX News / General Discussion 6 Days Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 670
Posted By JoeV
That’s a lot of pickles!

That’s a lot of pickles!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 6 Days Ago
Replies: 58
Views: 1,128
Posted By JoeV
I’m not going to criticize Lomography, anyone...

I’m not going to criticize Lomography, anyone who’s keeping film alive deserves some respect. But I often wonder if the wonky color palette of some of their film isn’t accidental. Like, a whole batch...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-11-2019
Replies: 60
Views: 1,348
Posted By JoeV
Helen, have you tried the in-camera 35mm crop...

Helen, have you tried the in-camera 35mm crop mode? And there are external VFs available 3rd party. If you like everything else about the camera, this might be an option.

I'm certain you can make...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-04-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 515
Posted By JoeV
What I use are those plastic 3-draw storage bins,...

What I use are those plastic 3-draw storage bins, available in a variety of sizes, including ones that will accommodate 11x14. The footprint takes up the equivalent of one regular tray.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-10-2019
Replies: 273
Views: 28,085
Posted By JoeV
Nice portrait. But what interests me is the...

Nice portrait. But what interests me is the soroban abacus she's using. Does she attend a soroban academy?

~Joe
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-22-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,684
Posted By JoeV
Photography and videography are two entirely...

Photography and videography are two entirely different skills, though they might use similar equipment; that’s where the similarities end. So it’s no mystery that good photographers might not make...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 04-21-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 753
Posted By JoeV
Does the device automatically detect the edges of...

Does the device automatically detect the edges of each frame, in case the spacing is erratic?
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-16-2019
Replies: 94
Views: 2,844
Posted By JoeV
Bill, regardless of the Institution’s issues,...

Bill, regardless of the Institution’s issues, your comment was ill-timed and insensitive, considering the ashes haven’t even cooled. You come off as tone deaf and callous.

Maybe go back and post...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-26-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,315
Posted By JoeV
Huss on Huff!

Huss on Huff!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-22-2019
Replies: 163
Views: 5,089
Posted By JoeV
A brass swivel clasp lanyard fitted to one's belt...

A brass swivel clasp lanyard fitted to one's belt is a darned handy place to quickly attach the wrist strap, when needing both hands free.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 02-13-2019
Replies: 101
Views: 3,126
Posted By JoeV
Bronica ETRS.

Bronica ETRS.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 02-07-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 498
Posted By JoeV
Too small of a tray can cause reflected waves...

Too small of a tray can cause reflected waves during agitation to locally develop part of the print faster than others.
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 01-30-2019
Replies: 56
Views: 2,625
Posted By JoeV
Godrey, how easy was it to remove the back of...

Godrey, how easy was it to remove the back of your Nikon? Or do you use the Magny with the back hinged open? Are we certain the other "compatible" camera models have backs whose hinges can be removed...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-29-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 431
Posted By JoeV
Chris; I bought it from Wanderlust:...

Chris;

I bought it from Wanderlust: https://wanderlustcameras.com/products/pinwide.html

It gives a true wide-angle view to pinhole with micro-4/3, by recessing the aperture inside the lens mount....
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-28-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 431
Posted By JoeV
Pin wide body cap on LUMIX micro-4/3. The Pinwide...

Pin wide body cap on LUMIX micro-4/3. The Pinwide cap is conical, recessing the aperture inside the lens mount close to the sensor.
https://farm7.staticflickr.com/6107/6345201815_9dae341972_z.jpg...
Forum: Film vs Digital 01-15-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 496
Posted By JoeV
Perhaps a digital rangefinder camera (i.e....

Perhaps a digital rangefinder camera (i.e. digital Leica M, or Epson RD1) can help you rediscover your film identity with digital image capture. Or at least a Fujifilm digital with optical viewfinder...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-10-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,029
Posted By JoeV
If I understand your question, you're concerned...

If I understand your question, you're concerned about recomposing after focusing, then when hitting the shutter button the camera will try focusing again, but not on your intended subject. The "AF"...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 12-30-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 1,197
Posted By JoeV
I can see now how placing the external VF...

I can see now how placing the external VF directly over the RF makes it quicker to move your eye between the two. Good idea, maybe we need a more elegant version to sell.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 11-26-2018
Replies: 2
Views: 427
Posted By JoeV
I used to have the X10, gave it to my grandson. I...

I used to have the X10, gave it to my grandson. I liked it a lot, especially the size and ergonomics. After a few years the optical VF went wonky, was permanently out of focus, so I took to using it...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 10-27-2018
Replies: 69
Views: 2,814
Posted By JoeV
McDuffy Park in Albuquerque has a kiosk library....

McDuffy Park in Albuquerque has a kiosk library. It’s also one of only a few dozen city parks in the US that is accessed only on foot; it’s in a residential neighborhood surrounded by the backyards...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-24-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 602
Posted By JoeV
A bit of light falloff near the edges will make...

A bit of light falloff near the edges will make the band at the very left side appear brighter than the center of the image.

I agree with the light leak theory, should be straight forward to...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 10-22-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 892
Posted By JoeV
My mother in law would fill her washer part way...

My mother in law would fill her washer part way with water, drop her cat in and close the lid. Not enough water to drown the critter, and she wouldn’t run any cycles. The cat came out grouchy but...
Forum: Film vs Digital 10-21-2018
Replies: 67
Views: 1,944
Posted By JoeV
I guess I’m a 61 year old hipster, since I have...

I guess I’m a 61 year old hipster, since I have (as of last count) 23 typewriters. Perhaps there’s a 12-step program available?
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 10-19-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 772
Posted By JoeV
I can easily see a commercial market for fine art...

I can easily see a commercial market for fine art photography, but is there an equivalent market for street photography? Many people buy fine art prints as decor. But street photos as decor? I'm not...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 09-15-2018
Replies: 880
Views: 186,820
Posted By JoeV
8x10 enlargement from Tmax100 4x5 negative....

8x10 enlargement from Tmax100 4x5 negative. Sandstone Bluffs Overlook at El Malpais National Monument in western New Mexico.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1877/42827266460_42b8db5bae_b.jpg...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 08-19-2018
Replies: 87
Views: 13,247
Posted By JoeV
I love these, well done. I haven't used my...

I love these, well done. I haven't used my Pinwide body cap for m-4/3 in some time, I'll have to get back to doing so.

~Joe
Forum: Chris Crawford 08-15-2018
Replies: 2,534
Views: 366,950
Posted By JoeV
Ribbons are still being made, readily available.

Ribbons are still being made, readily available.
Forum: Chris Crawford 08-13-2018
Replies: 2,534
Views: 366,950
Posted By JoeV
Great portrait. That’s a Smith-Corona...

Great portrait. That’s a Smith-Corona Silent-Super, from the looks of it. Early-mid 1950s. Amongst the 21 typewriters in my collection I have one nearly identical. Thanks for continuing this series,...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 06-29-2018
Replies: 86
Views: 3,991
Posted By JoeV
Well done, Roger. I have a series of empty chair...

Well done, Roger. I have a series of empty chair photos that also reminds me of the absence of people.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-28-2018
Replies: 123
Views: 4,462
Posted By JoeV
Okay Nick, here's a photo I took in the early...

Okay Nick, here's a photo I took in the early 1970s in Albuquerque. Vivitar 110 camera with color negative film.

http://i570.photobucket.com/albums/ss141/jvcabacus/UFO001b.jpg
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-26-2018
Replies: 123
Views: 4,462
Posted By JoeV
I’m genuinely curious as to how one can see black...

I’m genuinely curious as to how one can see black triangles at night. Just seeing three points of light doesn’t make it a solid triangular object, but rather sounds suspiciously like aircraft lights.
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 06-20-2018
Replies: 72
Views: 6,315
Posted By JoeV
Pocket Fujica 350 Zoom with Fujicolor Strobo P...

Pocket Fujica 350 Zoom with Fujicolor Strobo P flash. Has manual scale focus and zoom. 3-position exposure switch (bright sun, normal sun, cloudy + flash). Has tripod...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-06-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 325
Posted By JoeV
The scene brightness range will exceed the film’s...

The scene brightness range will exceed the film’s dynamic range. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try. Expose for the highlights and let the shadows fall to black. The trick is composing...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-19-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 527
Posted By JoeV
If you view the article on an iOS device, just...

If you view the article on an iOS device, just use reader mode.

I liked the article, especially at the end where the young man now wants to get a typewriter.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-29-2018
Replies: 2
Views: 438
Posted By JoeV
I’d recommend the 7Artisans 25mm f/1.8 lens in...

I’d recommend the 7Artisans 25mm f/1.8 lens in micro-4/3 mount. Costs less than $80. 9-bladed curved leaf aperture. Gives you a 50mm equivalent field of view. Combined with an ND filter you can shoot...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-29-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 772
Posted By JoeV
On the other side of the size spectrum from small...

On the other side of the size spectrum from small binoculars is my Zhumell 25x100 Astro binoculars. You can’t practically hand hold them, but they deliver a wonderful nighttime view of star clusters.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-11-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 452
Posted By JoeV
What’s Your Favorite Kentmere 100 Developer?

I have several rolls of Kentmere 100 awaiting development. I have on hand: Kodak HC-110 and Rodinal, an unopened bottle. Which should I choose, what dilution and time?

Yes, I can look up recommended...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 04-09-2018
Replies: 30
Views: 1,890
Posted By JoeV
I really like the 7Artisans 25 lens on older...

I really like the 7Artisans 25 lens on older Lumix G bodies. Fast aperture and manual focus, a rather “film-like” shooting experience.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-08-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 1,298
Posted By JoeV
First, if your computer is slowing down you need...

First, if your computer is slowing down you need an external hard drive and move all those files off the main drive. This applies to Windows and Mac computers by the way.

Gimp is like old-school...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-06-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 861
Posted By JoeV
Wish I could be there, we’re still on the road,...

Wish I could be there, we’re still on the road, returning from San Antonio. Gloria is a relative, great artist. Have fun; perhaps I’ll make the next meet up.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-03-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 676
Posted By JoeV
Anyone know of this film’s reciprocity...

Anyone know of this film’s reciprocity characteristics? Acros was known to be very linear out to several minutes exposure time.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-12-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 1,018
Posted By JoeV
Best wishes for a speedy recovery. And make sure...

Best wishes for a speedy recovery. And make sure they check your shutters for dragging curtains. :)
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-12-2018
Replies: 68
Views: 2,235
Posted By JoeV
I dunno, I'm skeptical of this trend of unveiling...

I dunno, I'm skeptical of this trend of unveiling the contents (supposedly) of one's camera bag.

There's one rather well known website that features camera bag contents with a Japanese focus...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 03-04-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1,198
Posted By JoeV
Great images! And ten miles on foot!

Great images! And ten miles on foot!
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-02-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1,113
Posted By JoeV
I think a bigger problem is what is going on with...

I think a bigger problem is what is going on with Ilford. Items like direct positive paper are perpetually backordered.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 02-25-2018
Replies: 48
Views: 3,525
Posted By JoeV
Congrats, Chris. I'm looking forward to the...

Congrats, Chris. I'm looking forward to the results of your testing, as I trust your methodology.

Myself, I've been using micro-4/3 since the very first Lumix G1, back in December 2008 (seems like a...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-22-2018
Replies: 42
Views: 3,278
Posted By JoeV
Don't forget the Intrepid.

Don't forget the Intrepid.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-19-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 1,117
Posted By JoeV
Although I like the image, I am more fascinated...

Although I like the image, I am more fascinated by the idea that it’s a constructed image, made by someone. If it were a found object, such as a tree, would we be critiquing the formation of the...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 02-08-2018
Replies: 38
Views: 2,055
Posted By JoeV
Just load them with single sheets of paper...

Just load them with single sheets of paper negatives. You’ll need the manual to reference the shutter speeds and apertures on the lens, then match the settings to your meter.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-31-2018
Replies: 50
Views: 2,631
Posted By JoeV
Interesting topic. For me, that focal length is...

Interesting topic. For me, that focal length is around the 28-35 angle of view, but most importantly needs some vignetting to be most memory-like. I suspect this is a big reason why Holga camera...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-28-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 2,193
Posted By JoeV
https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2876/12466073635_ce...

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2876/12466073635_cef8263ec9_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/jZzTo4)DSCF1050a (https://flic.kr/p/jZzTo4) by Joe Van Cleave (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 01-28-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 2,653
Posted By JoeV
Vince, some instant photographers are using ND...

Vince, some instant photographers are using ND and polarizing filters over their lenses to gain some manual exposure control.
Forum: Lomography 01-21-2018
Replies: 34
Views: 1,803
Posted By JoeV
I like the Holga GFN 120. Glass lens for a bit...

I like the Holga GFN 120. Glass lens for a bit more sharpness in the center (but still that lovely off-axis loveliness), with integral flash. FYI the batteries need to be replaced before you load the...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 01-19-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 1,702
Posted By JoeV
Use a photo editing app like Filterstorm on your...

Use a photo editing app like Filterstorm on your phone camera, it provides pincushion correction. There may be other apps that do chromatic aberration correction, which is also evident in your image.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-14-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 1,394
Posted By JoeV
Just curious why the film couldn't have been...

Just curious why the film couldn't have been salvaged by refixing in fresh fixer?
Forum: Travel 01-06-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 802
Posted By JoeV
Does one have to be LHSA member to attend? I live...

Does one have to be LHSA member to attend? I live down the road in ABQ.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-04-2018
Replies: 2
Views: 680
Posted By JoeV
There are two different size Gorillapods. I use...

There are two different size Gorillapods. I use the smaller one with a Lumix GH3 and G7, with the ballhead. Weight is the limiting factor, I don't use lenses heavier than the 14-42 and 14-45. These...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 01-01-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 2,635
Posted By JoeV
I've been using the 7Artisans 25 for a while now...

I've been using the 7Artisans 25 for a while now and love it on my LUMIX G cameras. Compared to an adapted 24mm Minolta lens it's smaller, lighter, focuses closer and has better bokeh. Slightly...
Forum: Chris Crawford 12-30-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 1,329
Posted By JoeV
Thank you, Chris. I've found it helpful to...

Thank you, Chris. I've found it helpful to remember that the image link address needs to start with "h t t p" and end with ". jpg", because on some hosting sites they will give you another link that...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-22-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 2,263
Posted By JoeV
I've exposed individual pieces of photo paper...

I've exposed individual pieces of photo paper loaded into the film gate of a 35mm camera. So you could use a film camera and paper negatives.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-20-2017
Replies: 47
Views: 2,312
Posted By JoeV
The best evidence that cats are an advanced alien...

The best evidence that cats are an advanced alien life form is how their images have saturated the internet.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-17-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 1,369
Posted By JoeV
That was a fun link! I realized I have both the...

That was a fun link! I realized I have both the Staticmaster dusting brush and Scotch model C-15 tape dispenser on my desk. Given the half-lives of the materials involved, I'm certain they're...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-12-2017
Replies: 116
Views: 4,155
Posted By JoeV
Winogrand never was normal. He was borderline...

Winogrand never was normal. He was borderline genius. Genius is never normal.

Yes, many of us would like to better understand his methods and motivations. But you can only understand so much, the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-03-2017
Replies: 42
Views: 2,038
Posted By JoeV
I found it interesting that these "oddball"...

I found it interesting that these "oddball" f/stop ratios showed up on my modern mirrorless cameras.
Forum: Film vs Digital 10-28-2017
Replies: 79
Views: 5,456
Posted By JoeV
Which "real Tri-X": the current iteration or the...

Which "real Tri-X": the current iteration or the classic version?
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-23-2017
Replies: 44
Views: 3,695
Posted By JoeV
Here's a video I recently made, using the...

Here's a video I recently made, using the 7Artisans 25 on a Panasonic GH3.

https://youtu.be/55aYdj1rg-k
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-23-2017
Replies: 44
Views: 3,695
Posted By JoeV
The 7Artisans 25 is strictly manual focus, but...

The 7Artisans 25 is strictly manual focus, but has a nice focus ring, about 2/3 turn from infinity to around 8" minimum focus distance. The stepless aperture ring is near the lens mount, while the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-22-2017
Replies: 44
Views: 3,695
Posted By JoeV
I can say that I've acquired the 7artisans 25mm...

I can say that I've acquired the 7artisans 25mm f/1.8 in micro-4/3 mount, for the pricey sum of less than $80us. 50mm equivalent angle of view. Manual focus, step-less aperture ring, 9 or 11-bladed...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-19-2017
Replies: 263
Views: 33,369
Posted By JoeV
7artisans 25/1.8, wide open on Panasonic Lumix...

7artisans 25/1.8, wide open on Panasonic Lumix G5.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4360/36450149601_fc27db9ed3_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/XwYxzc)P1120921a (https://flic.kr/p/XwYxzc) by Joe Van Cleave...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-01-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 3,309
Posted By JoeV
I thought it was a very informative talk, and...

I thought it was a very informative talk, and helped me understand Winogrand better. And also, in context, Sontag's On Photography.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-30-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1,400
Posted By JoeV
Don't some cameras have this dot grid textured...

Don't some cameras have this dot grid textured pattern on the pressure plate? Not sure how it would affect the emulsion, however.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 09-28-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 1,219
Posted By JoeV
A local lab used to print on RA4 paper at 4.5x6...

A local lab used to print on RA4 paper at 4.5x6 inches. Perfect for uncropp 4x3 images.

For many of my images, image framing is important. Ad hoc cropping, after the fact, just to satisfy some...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 09-27-2017
Replies: 33
Views: 2,827
Posted By JoeV
Funny thing, I like to crop to 1:1, and therefore...

Funny thing, I like to crop to 1:1, and therefore find APSC loses much more in the comparison, since the two formats are very similar in height, sensor-wise. Combined with the larger lenses for...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 09-21-2017
Replies: 29
Views: 1,898
Posted By JoeV
True contact printing paper has a silver chloride...

True contact printing paper has a silver chloride emulsion that requires a strong UV light source for printing. Whereas more conventional papers respond to UV, blue and some green light. So the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-11-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 2,132
Posted By JoeV
I notice Harman Direct Positive Paper is not only...

I notice Harman Direct Positive Paper is not only still not available, but Freestyle no longer lists it on their website. Yea, I know this thread is about film, not paper, but it makes me wonder...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 09-09-2017
Replies: 108
Views: 5,818
Posted By JoeV
I think right now he's a smart phone/Ricoh GR...

I think right now he's a smart phone/Ricoh GR photographer, not film. He hasn't shot film in a few years; the last time he did, according to his blog, he saved up dozens of rolls from overseas trips...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-07-2017
Replies: 97
Views: 5,565
Posted By JoeV
I agree with your sentiment, but the FBI has a...

I agree with your sentiment, but the FBI has a seriously troubled history itself!

~Cheers,
Joe
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-16-2017
Replies: 112
Views: 6,311
Posted By JoeV
Here's my recent video...

Here's my recent video (https://youtu.be/JDnGkbOl6KY) on how to make a pinhole eclipse viewing telescope.

~Joe
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-15-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1,068
Posted By JoeV
The problem I have with the article's images is...

The problem I have with the article's images is the guy who made them, though obviously enthused about film, appears to be a rank beginner. The lack of cropping, poor tonality and obvious need for...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-13-2017
Replies: 33
Views: 2,297
Posted By JoeV
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4426/36511481076_5a...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4426/36511481076_5a4016bd4d_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/XCoThq)P1120838a (https://flic.kr/p/XCoThq) by Joe Van Cleave (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-07-2017
Replies: 26
Views: 1,369
Posted By JoeV
Light edges of your picture can be caused by the...

Light edges of your picture can be caused by the condenser in the enlarger being miss adjusted. I like to set my enlarger's condenser to give slightly more exposure to the edges. This adjustment is...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-04-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 838
Posted By JoeV
They don't invade, but what they call...

They don't invade, but what they call vacationing. ;)
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 07-24-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 3,108
Posted By JoeV
This sounds like the only viable way forward with...

This sounds like the only viable way forward with color film.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 07-24-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 3,108
Posted By JoeV
I used to get good scans from Walgreens via their...

I used to get good scans from Walgreens via their Fuji Frontier processors. But the lab I now use employs a flatbed scanner and the prints look like crap point-and-shoot pics. And for almost $20,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-21-2017
Replies: 71
Views: 2,528
Posted By JoeV
I dunno. If I were an out-of-state tourist to...

I dunno. If I were an out-of-state tourist to California, fat chance of being legally armed. Ever hear of the TSA? And does the out-of-state tourist understand the firearms laws in CA? What about...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 07-20-2017
Replies: 42
Views: 2,890
Posted By JoeV
Sailor strap, nautical nylon rope. Not as soft as...

Sailor strap, nautical nylon rope. Not as soft as the Artist & Artisan silk rope straps, but softer on the wallet.

~Joe
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-04-2017
Replies: 24
Views: 1,611
Posted By JoeV
An external finder saved my little Fujifilm X10....

An external finder saved my little Fujifilm X10. These had a zoom-with-the-lens optical finder in-body that commonly broke the linkage, rendering the optical finder permanently out of focus.

But...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 06-27-2017
Replies: 60
Views: 2,962
Posted By JoeV
I remember operating a portable Sony Betacam...

I remember operating a portable Sony Betacam video recorder/camera on the flight deck of the Connie. The ship's radar atop the island would cause the tape transport to flake out and...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 06-25-2017
Replies: 66
Views: 4,763
Posted By JoeV
I find a small backpack works for my Speed...

I find a small backpack works for my Speed Graphic and film holders. I wear it while carrying tripod on my shoulders. For a dark cloth I use a black polo-style shirt worn upside down around my neck....
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-09-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 484
Posted By JoeV
Because iPhone/iOS doesn't easily permit you to...

Because iPhone/iOS doesn't easily permit you to archive those lengthy videos. You can import footage from flash cards via the adapter to the iOS device, but you have to "archive" footage created on...
Forum: Lomography 06-02-2017
Replies: 29
Views: 3,032
Posted By JoeV
Now, if they make it in native micro-4/3 mount,...

Now, if they make it in native micro-4/3 mount, that would be interesting.

~Joe
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-23-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 571
Posted By JoeV
The image orientation is determined by a field in...

The image orientation is determined by a field in the EXIF data. I once had a similar issue with an early version of the Hipstamatic app on the iPad. My fix was to import the image in a photo editing...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 05-21-2017
Replies: 24
Views: 2,194
Posted By JoeV
I find the 4:3 aspect ratio more normal for...

I find the 4:3 aspect ratio more normal for general photography. It seems closer to one's natural field of vision (which isn't rectangular anyway, but that's another issue...)

I was recently...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-08-2017
Replies: 44
Views: 2,125
Posted By JoeV
Mixing glacial acetic acid into a working...

Mixing glacial acetic acid into a working concentration of stop bath is the single most dangerous activity in the black & white darkroom. For teaching kids and young people how to operate their own...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-07-2017
Replies: 18
Views: 1,400
Posted By JoeV
How do know his winning photos aren't stolen off...

How do know his winning photos aren't stolen off the Internet?
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 04-19-2017
Replies: 59
Views: 6,931
Posted By JoeV
No. But there are more differences between SX-70...

No. But there are more differences between SX-70 and Instax than just the format size. The biggest difference is that with the Polaroid process the image is exposed on the front side of the print,...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 04-15-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 1,291
Posted By JoeV
Here's an update on my...

Here's an update on my project:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gF5pnCg41Z4&index=9&list=PLwMhC_klUByU7FmHjFrF31Cg_LTm9yvsE

~Joe
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-05-2017
Replies: 46
Views: 4,059
Posted By JoeV
Black electrical tape or black gaffers tape? If I...

Black electrical tape or black gaffers tape? If I had a Leica it'd be the gaff tape for certain!
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 03-21-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 1,290
Posted By JoeV
Alas, too many irons in the fire. Then just...

Alas, too many irons in the fire. Then just recently I read that a couple of artists have perfected their drinking straw Camera and are making large color portraits. Strike while the iron is hot,...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 03-21-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 1,290
Posted By JoeV
Wallpaper...

Wallpaper...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-21-2017
Replies: 37
Views: 1,820
Posted By JoeV
The piece I was working on was a Hunter S....

The piece I was working on was a Hunter S. Thompson-styled visit to the balloon fiesta.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-21-2017
Replies: 37
Views: 1,820
Posted By JoeV
This was taken at the soccer field park on...

This was taken at the soccer field park on Eubank, north of Paseo del Norte. Just to the east is the hang glider landing zone.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-20-2017
Replies: 37
Views: 1,820
Posted By JoeV
Thanks, Robert. Some of these, like the Corona 4...

Thanks, Robert. Some of these, like the Corona 4 and Underwood Universal, were professionally serviced, but most I've tinkered with myself. Mostly they need cleaning, degreasing and re-lubrication.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-19-2017
Replies: 37
Views: 1,820
Posted By JoeV
https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5472/30373398465_924...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5472/30373398465_92498f064c_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/NgZBaT)Olivetti Underwood 21 (https://flic.kr/p/NgZBaT) by Joe Van Cleave...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-19-2017
Replies: 37
Views: 1,820
Posted By JoeV
https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5679/30481526666_7fa...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5679/30481526666_7fa0d19bfd_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/NrxMVd)Hermes 3000 at Sandia Foothills (https://flic.kr/p/NrxMVd) by Joe Van Cleave...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-19-2017
Replies: 37
Views: 1,820
Posted By JoeV
https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8810/28257317685_284...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8810/28257317685_28426a5bfe_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/K4195v)DSCF5033a (https://flic.kr/p/K4195v) by Joe Van Cleave (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-19-2017
Replies: 37
Views: 1,820
Posted By JoeV
https://c1.staticflickr.com/2/1497/26265751712_24d...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/2/1497/26265751712_24d24f61b6_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/G21QU9)DSCF4845a (https://flic.kr/p/G21QU9) by Joe Van Cleave (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-19-2017
Replies: 37
Views: 1,820
Posted By JoeV
https://c1.staticflickr.com/2/1557/24505922920_675...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/2/1557/24505922920_675fbe32a0_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Dkvg7q)DSCF4518a (https://flic.kr/p/Dkvg7q) by Joe Van Cleave (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-19-2017
Replies: 37
Views: 1,820
Posted By JoeV
https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/655/22678793352_9499...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/655/22678793352_9499dbfc28_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Ay3K9u)DSCF4350a (https://flic.kr/p/Ay3K9u) by Joe Van Cleave (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-19-2017
Replies: 37
Views: 1,820
Posted By JoeV
https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5579/14779341994_f14...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5579/14779341994_f145683b50_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ovZZth)P1080300a (https://flic.kr/p/ovZZth) by Joe Van Cleave (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-19-2017
Replies: 37
Views: 1,820
Posted By JoeV
https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7095/7388344786_4150...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7095/7388344786_415030b0dc_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/cfTcuW)Corona 4 (https://flic.kr/p/cfTcuW) by Joe Van Cleave (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-19-2017
Replies: 37
Views: 1,820
Posted By JoeV
https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5056/5510790663_f71a...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5056/5510790663_f71aa6d0f2_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/9oYf58)P1110026a (https://flic.kr/p/9oYf58) by Joe Van Cleave (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-19-2017
Replies: 37
Views: 1,820
Posted By JoeV
https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3743/32554651094_e94...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3743/32554651094_e94a4710a1_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/RAK6zQ)P1120701a (https://flic.kr/p/RAK6zQ) by Joe Van Cleave (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-19-2017
Replies: 371
Views: 50,723
Posted By JoeV
Perhaps we need a typewriter picture thread!

Perhaps we need a typewriter picture thread!
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-19-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1,563
Posted By JoeV
I think a better term to use is "correlate." The...

I think a better term to use is "correlate." The OP wishes to correlate his meter to the M240 files' EXIF data.

Calibration would be done at a repair facility against a known standard. Like Quality...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-10-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 677
Posted By JoeV
This reminds me of the Takata air bag inflator...

This reminds me of the Takata air bag inflator fiasco - lots of manufacturers sourcing their air bags from the same supplier, which causes industry-wide upheaval when issues arise with that one...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-08-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1,538
Posted By JoeV
Heh, I noticed the OP's user name begins with Ar....

Heh, I noticed the OP's user name begins with Ar. :)

~Joe
Forum: Optics Theory - 03-06-2017
Replies: 104
Views: 30,021
Posted By JoeV
I'd first like people to post images that they...

I'd first like people to post images that they claim has this "3D" rendering. I'm skeptical of this claim that's circulated for years. Prove me wrong!
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 02-21-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 2,746
Posted By JoeV
Both the exposure and evenness of developing are...

Both the exposure and evenness of developing are problems with the camera. If you watch some YouTube videos comparing, for example the Lomo with the Fujifilm 300 Wide, you'll see that the Lomo...
Forum: Chris Crawford 02-19-2017
Replies: 2,534
Views: 366,950
Posted By JoeV
I like this image because of the dark humor, that...

I like this image because of the dark humor, that being plastering a sticker on public property is itself a crime! Keep up the good work, Chris.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-19-2017
Replies: 33
Views: 1,503
Posted By JoeV
So, this thought experiment is like owning a...

So, this thought experiment is like owning a Holga!
Forum: Travel 02-06-2017
Replies: 32
Views: 1,427
Posted By JoeV
While you're in the area, you should visit...

While you're in the area, you should visit Marpha. Be sure to visit on the back half of the week, as all the pubs are open then. And have a bite after the late night grilled cheese parlor.

~Joe
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 02-06-2017
Replies: 80
Views: 9,120
Posted By JoeV
I like Sailor Straps, made from nautical sailing...

I like Sailor Straps, made from nautical sailing rope.

~Joe
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-03-2017
Replies: 43
Views: 3,167
Posted By JoeV
Is it anodized or coated? For objects with...

Is it anodized or coated? For objects with critical tolerances such surface treatments need to be accounted for.

~Joe
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-29-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1,477
Posted By JoeV
It's a DC-DC converter, using an oscillator to...

It's a DC-DC converter, using an oscillator to convert one DC voltage into another. Various circuits in the Camera require voltages different from what the battery itself provides. The noise is from...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-28-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 2,735
Posted By JoeV
An affordable option is the Sailor Strap...

An affordable option is the Sailor Strap (http://sailor-strap.com/).

~Joe
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-23-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 1,159
Posted By JoeV
I've used a hair dryer on RC prints for years,...

I've used a hair dryer on RC prints for years, works fine. I first squeegee them front and back side.

Be sure to dedicate a hair dryer for this purpose. Don't want bits of hair and gunk getting on...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 01-21-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1,555
Posted By JoeV
Nice results! Now you need a projector and...

Nice results! Now you need a projector and screen. Because why just jump over the cliff when you can go all-in!

~Joe
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-09-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1,846
Posted By JoeV
I would recommend to start having your good...

I would recommend to start having your good images printed, either by yourself via a new printer or a good lab, instead of buying more camera gear. There's more satisfaction to be had in seeing...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 01-09-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1,544
Posted By JoeV
This isn't "analog" printing but a type of...

This isn't "analog" printing but a type of digital print called Zink.

~Joe
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-09-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 666
Posted By JoeV
Since the artifact is at the top of the image,...

Since the artifact is at the top of the image, and the lens image is projected upside down at the film plane, the problem should be somewhere near the bottom of the shutter curtains or film...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-28-2016
Replies: 38
Views: 4,282
Posted By JoeV
The problem with convincing conspiracy theorists...

The problem with convincing conspiracy theorists otherwise is that, to them, lack of evidence is proof of a cover-up, further reinforcing the original conspiracy.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 12-24-2016
Replies: 62
Views: 5,995
Posted By JoeV
Joe, take it from another Joe: The secret to...

Joe, take it from another Joe: The secret to satisfaction in photography is not a new camera in hand, but a print in hand. You've got to print those finished photos. Digital, silver, even a book via...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 12-13-2016
Replies: 11
Views: 1,685
Posted By JoeV
Although some countries use the convention of...

Although some countries use the convention of commas in place of decimal points. So there's not one, universal (read: American-centric) convention for number notation.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-11-2016
Replies: 20
Views: 1,475
Posted By JoeV
Try formatting the card on your computer first,...

Try formatting the card on your computer first, then format again in camera.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-27-2016
Replies: 70
Views: 3,196
Posted By JoeV
It's difficult to speculate about developments...

It's difficult to speculate about developments that have yet to be made, but film speeds might have achieved break throughs equivalent to digital sensors through innovative techniques. We can all too...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-14-2016
Replies: 48
Views: 3,733
Posted By JoeV
Yes, it's back and good as ever.

Yes, it's back and good as ever.
Forum: Travel 11-12-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 879
Posted By JoeV
I enjoy watching them. And, as a fledgling You...

I enjoy watching them. And, as a fledgling You Tube video-maker, I can appreciate what it takes for him to go on these multi-week-long jaunts while also doing video.

~Joe
Forum: Digital Compacts 11-01-2016
Replies: 22
Views: 3,136
Posted By JoeV
Two comments here. One: YouTube. This is a huge...

Two comments here. One: YouTube. This is a huge market for compact video cams, as everyone wants to be the next Casey Neistat. As such, there is a run-and-gun aesthetic to YouTube that's become...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 10-21-2016
Replies: 83
Views: 9,936
Posted By JoeV
Field Notes brand pocket notebooks. A different...

Field Notes brand pocket notebooks. A different set every quarter. Outstanding craftsmanship. Their slogan: I'm not writing it down to remember it later, I'm writing it down to remember it now.

-~Joe
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 10-17-2016
Replies: 11
Views: 4,633
Posted By JoeV
I tried the coffee filter trick and now my coffee...

I tried the coffee filter trick and now my coffee tastes like rotten eggs and vinegar! Help! What did I do wrong?
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-16-2016
Replies: 273
Views: 28,085
Posted By JoeV
Paper negative selfie from Afghan box...

Paper negative selfie from Afghan box camera.
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8557/30171627822_81ae36c096_h.jpg
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-16-2016
Replies: 23
Views: 2,092
Posted By JoeV
Not only is HF dangerous to handle (skin contact...

Not only is HF dangerous to handle (skin contact can result in fluorosis of the bones, as it has an affinity for minerals), but you shouldn't mix nitric acid with alcohol, they call that rocket fuel.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-15-2016
Replies: 23
Views: 2,092
Posted By JoeV
Are you certain the old telescope maker wasn't...

Are you certain the old telescope maker wasn't talking about stripping silver or aluminum off front surfaced mirrors?
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 10-09-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 2,494
Posted By JoeV
Looks like you need an AA filter to use that bag,...

Looks like you need an AA filter to use that bag, with all the moire going on. How would Ming approve?
Forum: Film vs Digital 10-01-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 1,065
Posted By JoeV
In Photoshop you can make the canvas size to fit...

In Photoshop you can make the canvas size to fit the aspect ratio of the display screen, with black background, then have the image inside the canvas.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 09-17-2016
Replies: 126
Views: 9,082
Posted By JoeV
I'll preface this by stating I'm a Fujifilm...

I'll preface this by stating I'm a Fujifilm Instax Wide 210 user. That camera is only okay in good light and pretty much sucks with flash in low light, unless you want to call badly exposed flash...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 09-13-2016
Replies: 126
Views: 9,082
Posted By JoeV
I know! And those darned Japanese Nikon and...

I know! And those darned Japanese Nikon and German Leica rangefinders! Isn't anything made in 'Murca anymore?
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-08-2016
Replies: 135
Views: 6,732
Posted By JoeV
Missing: Microphone Input Jack

What's missing from the new iPhone is a microphone input jack. The old 3.5mm "headphone" connector wasn't just for left/right audio out, it had a 4th connection for microphone input. Which is (was)...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 09-06-2016
Replies: 68
Views: 5,078
Posted By JoeV
So I suppose the Dude abides once again? I'll...

So I suppose the Dude abides once again?

I'll see myself out...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 09-05-2016
Replies: 68
Views: 5,078
Posted By JoeV
And yet ... you can say 'cock the shutter, I want...

And yet ... you can say 'cock the shutter, I want to snap that pussy cat.' Or can you?

~Joe
Forum: Optics Theory - 09-01-2016
Replies: 31
Views: 3,226
Posted By JoeV
The problem I have with depth-of-field discussion...

The problem I have with depth-of-field discussion threads (which begs the question that if I have a problem with the thread, why am I posting? But that's the subject of another thread...! ;) ),...
Forum: Film vs Digital 08-30-2016
Replies: 3
Views: 1,228
Posted By JoeV
No, your Nikkormat might not give you a brain...

No, your Nikkormat might not give you a brain tumor, but what about the newer digicams and their wireless link-up? So this isn't just about iPhone bashing, then, is it?

~Joe
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-27-2016
Replies: 37
Views: 3,203
Posted By JoeV
I've had issues with Flickr from the Safari...

I've had issues with Flickr from the Safari browser of the iPad/iPod tablet platform, mainly with the more complex features like grabbing links of Flickr images to share elsewhere. Turns out it's...
Forum: Chris Crawford 08-21-2016
Replies: 2,534
Views: 366,950
Posted By JoeV
Great photo, Chris. What amused me about the old...

Great photo, Chris. What amused me about the old Taco Bells was the phonetic pronunciation of basic food items on the overhead menu boards, basic words like taco and burrito. And they did this in New...
Forum: Film vs Digital 08-15-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 1,433
Posted By JoeV
Usually process BW from raw, but I do like the...

Usually process BW from raw, but I do like the Lumix G-series' dynamic monochrome film mode JPEGs.

~Joe
Forum: Large Format Film RF 08-15-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 1,776
Posted By JoeV
Alternatively, you can use Harman Direct Positive...

Alternatively, you can use Harman Direct Positive paper for one-of-a-kind unique prints.

~Joe
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 08-15-2016
Replies: 62
Views: 6,888
Posted By JoeV
Since we have a wealth of experience and wisdom...

Since we have a wealth of experience and wisdom on this forum, I think it's best that you post the image herein and let us decide!

~Joe
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 08-11-2016
Replies: 87
Views: 42,708
Posted By JoeV
I recently cleaned the VF and RF patch of my...

I recently cleaned the VF and RF patch of my IIIC. Gaining access was pretty easy:

Remove the screw to the right of the meter, and the two under the left rewind knob (pull the knob up to access...
Forum: Argus RF 08-11-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 2,649
Posted By JoeV
So, what day in August will Argust Day be in a...

So, what day in August will Argust Day be in a year such as 2045? Assuming the zombies haven't eaten all the remaining film by then. Is the day of the month calculated modulo 31 off the last two...
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 08-11-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 2,171
Posted By JoeV
April Fools: the gift that keeps on giving! ~Joe

April Fools: the gift that keeps on giving!

~Joe
Forum: DIYS Modifications 08-07-2016
Replies: 41
Views: 8,873
Posted By JoeV
Great project. I'd recommend moving the tape...

Great project. I'd recommend moving the tape measure a bit closer to the center of the field of view, because some of these lenses can have field curvature near the edge, meaning if you calibrate...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 08-06-2016
Replies: 1
Views: 1,500
Posted By JoeV
I agree, 5x8 paper is indeed a sweet spot for...

I agree, 5x8 paper is indeed a sweet spot for pinhole. It's amazing how much bigger an 8 x10 box camera gets, and how the 5x8 image isn't all that smaller. Looking forward to some images.

~Joe
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 08-02-2016
Replies: 23
Views: 1,699
Posted By JoeV
I listen to Bluesville, Jazz and Classic Vinyl as...

I listen to Bluesville, Jazz and Classic Vinyl as my main channels. Great for those times you're stuck for long stretches in the car. I have a portable unit and an extra antenna, one device...
Forum: Off Topic 08-01-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 721
Posted By JoeV
Paintings Made from Photographs

This has been an observation of mine for some years now, but I haven't discussed it with other photographers. I was reminded of this again while reading a recent bokeh thread.

I live in New Mexico...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-31-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 1,141
Posted By JoeV
I've used Leica microscopes in semiconductor...

I've used Leica microscopes in semiconductor inspection opti-stations, but can't recall the model numbers.

~Joe
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 07-29-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 1,279
Posted By JoeV
Try this idea from my video: 3-drawer plastic...

Try this idea from my video: 3-drawer plastic storage bins. Use several next to each other for six trays. You might be able to find these drawers large enough for your desire print...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 07-29-2016
Replies: 23
Views: 2,451
Posted By JoeV
I have an old parking meter, given to me by...

I have an old parking meter, given to me by relatives, that takes pennies, nickels and dimes. Had a locksmith drill out and replace the lock, it's fully functional. I have it mounted on a metal post...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-25-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 2,843
Posted By JoeV
Ditto on the Zorki 4. "Conventional" film loading...

Ditto on the Zorki 4. "Conventional" film loading in the sense of no need to cut the leader, the take up spool is removable and the film tongue just slips into a slot on the spool; the only non...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-24-2016
Replies: 117
Views: 6,628
Posted By JoeV
Congrats, Stephen. I was 13 years old, back in...

Congrats, Stephen.

I was 13 years old, back in the early '70s, when my appendix ruptured. Gangrene and peritonitis set in. I was about a half hour from dying. Surgery and 2 weeks in the hospital,...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-18-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 3,727
Posted By JoeV
Perhaps someone can answer this question: does...

Perhaps someone can answer this question: does the position of the mirror in its rest position effect the focus calibration between lens-to-viewfinder and lens-to-film plane? And if so, does the...
Forum: Off Topic 07-15-2016
Replies: 34
Views: 3,144
Posted By JoeV
1937 Corona Standard. Just acquired last week. In...

1937 Corona Standard. Just acquired last week. In immaculate condition, even the rubber platen, rollers and feet. Types like a dream (well .... a dream involving moderately loud clacking...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-15-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 708
Posted By JoeV
"Known origin." Hmm. Even if you knew the company...

"Known origin." Hmm. Even if you knew the company and location of their factory, what would that tell you? Lots of industrial processes are proprietary, even from known locations.

Also, much film...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 07-12-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 1,780
Posted By JoeV
Just bring a handful of disposable, preloaded...

Just bring a handful of disposable, preloaded film cameras.

~Joe
Forum: RFF News 07-12-2016
Replies: 56
Views: 8,775
Posted By JoeV
Does this mean to gain an advantage in the...

Does this mean to gain an advantage in the contest the photographer has to dress up in mid-20th century nanny's clothes and photograph him/herself in storefront windows?

~Joe
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-07-2016
Replies: 43
Views: 3,594
Posted By JoeV
I ended up getting the Dotline DLC opener from B...

I ended up getting the Dotline DLC opener from B & H, and had a chance to use it this week on a roll of HP5. It's exactly what I was hoping for - the right tool for the job. Just slip it over the end...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-06-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 1,074
Posted By JoeV
Hmm, I wonder how those solid brass Leica top...

Hmm, I wonder how those solid brass Leica top plates would fare.

~Joe
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-04-2016
Replies: 800
Views: 90,585
Posted By JoeV
https://c6.staticflickr.com/8/7487/28072375925_983...

https://c6.staticflickr.com/8/7487/28072375925_983a13ebd4_c.jpg

~Joe
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-29-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 1,611
Posted By JoeV
Due to the color tone of the negatives, they can...

Due to the color tone of the negatives, they can play havoc with trying to get the correct tonal expression and contrast when printing to multi-grade paper. Instead, try graded printing paper, whose...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-26-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 1,731
Posted By JoeV
This. The rate at which it dries also affects the...

This. The rate at which it dries also affects the curl. I've noticed a similar effect with fiber print paper.

~Joe
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-21-2016
Replies: 43
Views: 3,594
Posted By JoeV
Roger: I might need that, to help my...

Roger: I might need that, to help my photography!

I've opted to purchase the purpose-built opener from B & H, I'll update this thread as to how I get along with it.

~Joe
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-20-2016
Replies: 43
Views: 3,594
Posted By JoeV
Thank you, everyone, for the advice. This one...

Thank you, everyone, for the advice. This one from B & H looks interesting. I wonder if I can also open beer bottles with it? ;)

I have one of those painting store openers, not enough leverage or...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-20-2016
Replies: 43
Views: 3,594
Posted By JoeV
Can Opener or Can't Opener?

I seem to have misplaced my old can opener, used for popping off the ends of 35mm film cartridges in a changing bag. So I scrounged around in a kitchen drawer and found one of those folding cork...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-20-2016
Replies: 41
Views: 2,366
Posted By JoeV
If a person is sharing film images online, then...

If a person is sharing film images online, then film become an intermediary medium between mechanical cameras themselves and online sharing of images.

Sure, some film-era lenses and bodies can be...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 06-20-2016
Replies: 23
Views: 2,615
Posted By JoeV
Roger, that's a nice machine. I have a Victrola...

Roger, that's a nice machine.

I have a Victrola cabinet-style player with 20 volumes of records, my father acquired it back in the 1970s. It has a selection of steel needles, along with triangular...
Forum: Chris Crawford 06-13-2016
Replies: 2,534
Views: 366,950
Posted By JoeV
Great image, Chris. I'm reminded that there are...

Great image, Chris. I'm reminded that there are still a number of these quonset huts in Albuquerque, though their numbers are dwindling. Hmm, perhaps you've inspired me with a potential project.

~Joe
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-13-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 1,500
Posted By JoeV
I haven't tried it, and have no affiliation with...

I haven't tried it, and have no affiliation with the seller, but there's a light sensor hardware plug-in for the iPhone that supposedly gives accurate, optical-based shutter speeds, when used with...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-09-2016
Replies: 25
Views: 2,029
Posted By JoeV
Here: https://www.keh.com/shop/leica-m2-black-pai...

Here:

https://www.keh.com/shop/leica-m2-black-paint-preview-lever-button-rewind-35mm-camera-body.html

~Joe
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-08-2016
Replies: 25
Views: 2,029
Posted By JoeV
There's a similarly priced Leica at KEH, which...

There's a similarly priced Leica at KEH, which surprises me as they're usually upright with their pricing.

~Joe
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-05-2016
Replies: 39
Views: 4,914
Posted By JoeV
Let's not forget video. I just picked up a used...

Let's not forget video. I just picked up a used GH3 from KEH. What a great camera that is! Solid build quality. Big batteries. My only gripe is the LCD & EVF are slightly lower res than my G5. But...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-25-2016
Replies: 2
Views: 767
Posted By JoeV
Laminar air flow is what cleanrooms use to...

Laminar air flow is what cleanrooms use to minimize particulate contamination. Basically unturbulent air flowing from the top down, filtered with a HEPA filter.

I made mine with a computer fan and...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 05-25-2016
Replies: 84
Views: 8,673
Posted By JoeV
I'm looking forward to seeing your results. ~Joe

I'm looking forward to seeing your results.

~Joe
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-24-2016
Replies: 2
Views: 767
Posted By JoeV
Jumping Back In

Hi Folks,

I haven't processed film for some years, having been fixated with pinhole and handmade cameras, paper negatives and Harman Direct Positive Paper. But I had three rolls of Ilford FP4 Plus,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-24-2016
Replies: 37
Views: 5,065
Posted By JoeV
Holga and Casio...

Holga and Casio together.

~Joe

https://c6.staticflickr.com/8/7725/27230938845_65aebd2e14_c.jpg
Forum: Off Topic 05-16-2016
Replies: 37
Views: 1,932
Posted By JoeV
I dunno. They hire these "weather-babes" for the...

I dunno. They hire these "weather-babes" for the ratings they might get from male viewers, then this happens. This is the unintended consequence of forcing girls into S.T.E.M. ��

Just kidding.

~Joe
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 05-16-2016
Replies: 21
Views: 2,155
Posted By JoeV
I am amused by the article's implication that...

I am amused by the article's implication that Stanton lacks some kind of professional media credential, that would otherwise impart some objectivity and social fairness to his work. I'm sorry, but on...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 05-14-2016
Replies: 57
Views: 6,932
Posted By JoeV
All of this controversy over McCurry's photos is...

All of this controversy over McCurry's photos is misplaced. It's not a photography issue, it's a journalism issue.

Photographs have never been faithful to the subject - that is their power: to...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 05-11-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 2,508
Posted By JoeV
In my b & w darkroom the two most hazardous...

In my b & w darkroom the two most hazardous chemicals are probably selenium toner (a toxicity hazard) and undiluted glacial acetic acid, used to make indicator stop bath, which is a strong corrosive...
Forum: Chris Crawford 05-10-2016
Replies: 2,534
Views: 366,950
Posted By JoeV
Sadly, no I didn't; this was several decades ago,...

Sadly, no I didn't; this was several decades ago, before my digital phase and when I was mostly dabbling in pinhole work with slow paper negatives in big boxes.

~Joe
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