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Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-18-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 2,532
Posted By ath
Here's my advice: choose one or two films and get...

Here's my advice: choose one or two films and get experience with them. Worry less and shoot more.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-13-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 1,534
Posted By ath
It's a bit hidden but this site:...

It's a bit hidden but this site: http://www.khbphotografix.com/LPL/ is a very useful LPL resource.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-13-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 1,534
Posted By ath
The lens boards are round and you can get them...

The lens boards are round and you can get them new (and expensive) e.g. from http://store.khbphotografix.com or any Jobo dealer.
For wall projection you loosen the big yellow (or black?) screw at the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-08-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 1,546
Posted By ath
I guess it depends on how much tele you want on...

I guess it depends on how much tele you want on the 7D. I have the 100/2 and while it's fine for me for portraits or stage on film and FF I find it's too long on the 7D, esp. indoors.

Have you...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-05-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,309
Posted By ath
Send it back, especially if it was advertized...

Send it back, especially if it was advertized (and priced) as beeing serviced.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-08-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 859
Posted By ath
And Adox/Fotoimpex makes and sells Adostab.

And Adox/Fotoimpex makes and sells Adostab.
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 03-24-2014
Replies: 97
Views: 19,602
Posted By ath
The same happened to my 5D. But: 1. I would have...

The same happened to my 5D. But:
1. I would have been far more impressed if Canon had it designed properly. My mirror detached at the beginning of a 3 weeks vacation in Nepal leaving me more than 2...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-06-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 6,568
Posted By ath
old...

old news.
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=138868&highlight=rpx25
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-29-2014
Replies: 52
Views: 5,971
Posted By ath
Isn't that a bit harsh? At least give them a...

Isn't that a bit harsh? At least give them a decent funeral then...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 01-29-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 5,345
Posted By ath
No, they did not repair anything for me so far....

No, they did not repair anything for me so far. But I visited them and I talked to the owner about the stiff take up spool of my Minolta XD7. Actually he recommended against a repair.
I would say...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 01-28-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 5,345
Posted By ath
Arlüwa in Cologne...

Arlüwa in Cologne (http://www.arluewa.de/service.html)
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 11-24-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,850
Posted By ath
I bought my Kindermann 707 color for 56€ - pickup...

I bought my Kindermann 707 color for 56€ - pickup only in Germany.

What I found limiting about the Kaiser 60 was:
- negative holders (do you have all you need?)
- filter drawer for contrast...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 11-23-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,850
Posted By ath
varchs, a Kaiser 60 was my first enlarger. It's...

varchs, a Kaiser 60 was my first enlarger. It's quite limited and I suggest to get a better enlarger like the newer Kaiser (System V) or newer Dunco / Durst. Try to get a package where everything is...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 11-10-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 3,880
Posted By ath
I have the X10 and while it's a fine camera I'm a...

I have the X10 and while it's a fine camera I'm a little annoyed that 1% of the pictures are out of focus (usually totally OoF) although the camera confirmed focus OK.
The X20 should be better since...
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 09-27-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,677
Posted By ath
It's a dealer...

It's a dealer label.
Foto-Betzler
Hamm
Weststrasse 3
Germany.

Right in the center of the town. (http://goo.gl/maps/2z4sS)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-23-2013
Replies: 39
Views: 5,648
Posted By ath
There are dabates ongoing about this. Some say...

There are dabates ongoing about this. Some say yes because they saw no difference, others say no because they saw a significant difference and even others say the film was different but is the same...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-23-2013
Replies: 39
Views: 5,648
Posted By ath
Only the Legacy series (Fuji), not the Premium...

Only the Legacy series (Fuji), not the Premium (Kodak).
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-18-2013
Replies: 32
Views: 4,090
Posted By ath
Mirko was quite clear about...

Mirko was quite clear about this:
http://www.apug.org/forums/viewpost.php?p=1530249
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-09-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,589
Posted By ath
If I had to find a word for D400 in XTOL it would...

If I had to find a word for D400 in XTOL it would be smooth, not crisp.
If you use XTOL undiluted it might help to increase the sharpness a little bit by using it 1+1 or even more diluted.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-01-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 949
Posted By ath
Have you tried ebay Germany...

Have you tried ebay Germany (http://www.ebay.de/sch/Objektive-Filter-/78997/i.html?_from=R40&_nkw=minolta%2035mm&_pppn=r1&_dmpt=DE_Foto_Camcorder_Objektive&Fokussierung=Manueller%2520Fokus)? Minolta...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 08-01-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 6,038
Posted By ath
Here's what Mirko from Fotoimpex (Adox brand)...

Here's what Mirko from Fotoimpex (Adox brand) said yesterday about the current Rodinal situation:
http://www.apug.org/forums/viewpost.php?p=1530249
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-29-2013
Replies: 67
Views: 8,586
Posted By ath
Color film has never been away.

Color film has never been away.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-26-2013
Replies: 119
Views: 30,100
Posted By ath
+1. (The message you have entered is too short....

+1.
(The message you have entered is too short. Please lengthen your message to at least 10 characters)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-24-2013
Replies: 119
Views: 30,100
Posted By ath
Photo of the box please!

Photo of the box please!
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 07-23-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 1,620
Posted By ath
Thanks. (The message you have entered is too...

Thanks.
(The message you have entered is too short. Please lengthen your message to at least 10 characters)
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 07-23-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 1,620
Posted By ath
Voigtländer and aspherical lens elements

Hello,

does anybody know which type of aspherical lens elements Cosina uses in the Voigtländer lens series? Hybrid, moulded glass or ground glass?

Thanks.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 07-22-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 912
Posted By ath
The new display needs a connection to the...

The new display needs a connection to the embedded controller, i.e. you need to swap more or less the whole electronics. Selling the X10 and buying a X20 is easier and cheaper.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-19-2013
Replies: 119
Views: 30,100
Posted By ath
Yes, before this new "NEW" there has already been...

Yes, before this new "NEW" there has already been a APX400NEW before Agfaphoto folded up.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-19-2013
Replies: 119
Views: 30,100
Posted By ath
IMO Lupus does with the APX line what they...

IMO Lupus does with the APX line what they already have done with CN and slide film - selling a different film under the same designation.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-21-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 1,467
Posted By ath
Hi, I write the number on the leader when I take...

Hi, I write the number on the leader when I take out the roll from the camera (and only if i have more that 2 or 3 rolls or know that it will take me some time to get them developed. I also take...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-20-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 2,114
Posted By ath
Well I have to disagree. I'm significantly...

Well I have to disagree. I'm significantly younger that 60 and everybody in my generation knows this and i would even use it depending on the circumstances. I think you are quite a bit over the top...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-20-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 1,467
Posted By ath
I have a notebook where every roll I load in a...

I have a notebook where every roll I load in a camera gets a number and then exposure data.
This number is written on the film leader with a sharpie if I have more than a few films or development...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 05-15-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,616
Posted By ath
Time for enlarger alignment. Paper and negative...

Time for enlarger alignment. Paper and negative have to be parallel. The lens plane should too but is less important.
Or the lens is defective.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-09-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,016
Posted By ath
Not always. When stored properly XTOL keeps quite...

Not always. When stored properly XTOL keeps quite long but with a significant loss in activity:
http://www.apug.org/forums/forum37/102289-keeping-properties-xtol.html
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-08-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,016
Posted By ath
When I develop with XTOL I do a sanity check...

When I develop with XTOL I do a sanity check first. When diluting the XTOL 1+1 I place a drop on the exposed leader I clipped off from the 35mm film. The drop should turn the leader black in 10...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-14-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 887
Posted By ath
There are slim filter versions which omit the...

There are slim filter versions which omit the front thread to allow a wider view.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-12-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 769
Posted By ath
Are you sure you set the mode lever to...

Are you sure you set the mode lever to "M"?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-11-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 2,183
Posted By ath
Agfaphoto (Leverkusen) went bankrupt, not Agfa...

Agfaphoto (Leverkusen) went bankrupt, not Agfa (Gevaert Belgium).
Agfaphoto is only a brand today, used by Lupus and others. It has nothing to do with todays Agfa Gevaert in Belgium which still...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-18-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 6,762
Posted By ath
I'm not sure. My experience with my Nikon...

I'm not sure. My experience with my Nikon Coolscan V is that some b/w films show much more grain than others although printed optically there is not much difference. Some films are better suited for...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 03-01-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 2,430
Posted By ath
Funny that you chose a picture of an asian...

Funny that you chose a picture of an asian looking guy to promote an exhibition called "The Europeans".
Forum: Optics Theory - 02-27-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 1,689
Posted By ath
You don't need a film for this. Open the back,...

You don't need a film for this. Open the back, set the shutter to B and look from a corner of the film gate through the lens. And from the other side aiming at a corner of the film gate. You can...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-14-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 627
Posted By ath
No, it's dirt on the film. Maybe silver particles...

No, it's dirt on the film. Maybe silver particles from very old fixer.
Pinholes would be black when viewed as positive.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-13-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 2,029
Posted By ath
Works well, even with a 29 red filter. You just...

Works well, even with a 29 red filter. You just have to find the correct exposure. In case of TTL make a few exposures at different compensations (say 0, +1, +2) and decide from there. For non-TTL...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-13-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 5,265
Posted By ath
I don't think so. The ART series was manufactured...

I don't think so. The ART series was manufactured by EFKE with all the side effects of this. The professional series is manufactured in Germany to a higher standard. Of course it will be more...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 02-08-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 1,427
Posted By ath
Thanks. I'll return it. I came to the conclusion...

Thanks. I'll return it. I came to the conclusion that the mask which generates the numbers and the finder lines is degenerating. On top of that the self timer is not working.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-07-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 3,581
Posted By ath
The X10 has MF but it's not fun.

The X10 has MF but it's not fun.
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 02-07-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 1,427
Posted By ath
need help with CLE viewfinder

Hello,

today arrived a Minolta CLE in excellent shape, looks nearly unused.
But in the viewfinder there are many specs, some look like round dots, some have the shape of cracks or dust. These specs...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-25-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 5,639
Posted By ath
I have the X10. The viewfinder has no lag and...

I have the X10. The viewfinder has no lag and shows action right away, even in the brightest sunlight. I rarely use the finder but when I use it, it's invaluable.
You rotate the lens through its...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-25-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 2,395
Posted By ath
Yeah, it' s "the standard", I own it and when I'm...

Yeah, it' s "the standard", I own it and when I'm looking for information I choose another book.
It's dated. The papers are no longer available. It doesn't cover multigrade papers which offer...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-25-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 2,395
Posted By ath
I can recommend: Tim Rudman - the master printing...

I can recommend:
Tim Rudman - the master printing course
John Garrett "The Art of black and white photography"
Lambrecht / Woodhouse "Way beyond monochrome"
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-18-2013
Replies: 44
Views: 8,953
Posted By ath
I have taken over 3000 pictures with mine....

I have taken over 3000 pictures with mine. Battery life (original and 2 3rd party) is generally 250 to 300 shots (no video).
I like the X10 but based on my experience and my preferences I would wait...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-07-2013
Replies: 57
Views: 6,069
Posted By ath
Seems I am wrong: the X20 is knocking on the...

Seems I am wrong: the X20 is knocking on the door.
http://www.fujirumors.com/fuji-disabled-the-leaked-uk-press-release-so-here-is-the-full-copied-version/
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-04-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 3,051
Posted By ath
In that case I would answer: sure, fine art print...

In that case I would answer: sure, fine art print is 50% more...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-21-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 3,423
Posted By ath
Jan, this isn't a matter of warmer or colder,...

Jan, this isn't a matter of warmer or colder, skylight or not. It is the spectral response of the film and at a certain point blue is rendered cyan although (in my eyes) it was a clear blue.

To be...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-20-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 3,423
Posted By ath
My experience is exactly vice versa. Kodak has a...

My experience is exactly vice versa. Kodak has a tendency to red/magenta but NEVER went cyan and Fuji quite often. This depends on Lab obviously but even with PS13 and Fuji Gera I found the Fuji skys...
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 12-20-2012
Replies: 52
Views: 20,851
Posted By ath
What about the receipt when you bought the...

What about the receipt when you bought the camera?
For starters here's a ready available flux remover...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 12-18-2012
Replies: 60
Views: 4,454
Posted By ath
Because my standard for "good" changes. Some...

Because my standard for "good" changes. Some pictures need time - or is it me who needs time? Anyway, I keep them all.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 12-18-2012
Replies: 57
Views: 6,069
Posted By ath
On my last 3 week vacation my Canon 5D decided to...

On my last 3 week vacation my Canon 5D decided to throw away its mirror on day 6. The X10 stepped in and I was glad to have such a capable camera as backup.
Overall I missed a few pictures because...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-16-2012
Replies: 43
Views: 6,899
Posted By ath
No. (10 characters)

No.
(10 characters)
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-05-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 2,604
Posted By ath
Are you sure you don't confuse shutter and...

Are you sure you don't confuse shutter and aperture blades?
These lens assemblys usually open up from the front; the three screws probably just detach the whole block from the body.
I second sevo -...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-30-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 3,423
Posted By ath
+1. The rendering of blue sky is very different...

+1.
The rendering of blue sky is very different with Fuji.
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 11-24-2012
Replies: 52
Views: 20,851
Posted By ath
The camera was probably built with a "no clean"...

The camera was probably built with a "no clean" process, i.e. a solder with less agressive fluxer is used and the fluxer simply stays on the board.
I've seen a similar damage on a brand new...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 11-08-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 1,525
Posted By ath
Fuji X10. The message you have entered is too...

Fuji X10.
The message you have entered is too short. Please lengthen your message to at least 10 characters
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-29-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 2,794
Posted By ath
This might be a sub assembly which is glued...

This might be a sub assembly which is glued together instead of screwed and thus not separable. But might consist of single elements vs. e.g. a cemented pair.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-29-2012
Replies: 727
Views: 150,326
Posted By ath
Contact Arlüwa in Cologne...

Contact Arlüwa in Cologne (http://www.arluewa.de/). They have long experience with service of Minoltas.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 10-26-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 2,218
Posted By ath
Thanks. I will probably upgrade anyway just for...

Thanks. I will probably upgrade anyway just for the quick menue.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 10-25-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 2,218
Posted By ath
Anyone experience with the new firmware? I'm...

Anyone experience with the new firmware? I'm hoping for some hidden improvements (AF)?
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-26-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,141
Posted By ath
zero gravity.

zero gravity.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-20-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 1,176
Posted By ath
If you are talking about 50mm LTM lenses adapted...

If you are talking about 50mm LTM lenses adapted to M-Bayonet a wrong thickness of the adapter will lead to a disagreement between actual focus and distance scale. But rangefinder and actual focus...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-31-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 2,081
Posted By ath
My backup strategy is simply and IMHO reliable: I...

My backup strategy is simply and IMHO reliable:
I just copy "My Documents" to three external Harddisks. These are from different manufactureres and not connected to the PC and/or mains when not in...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-21-2012
Replies: 727
Views: 150,326
Posted By ath
Does the winder turn if you short the golden pin...

Does the winder turn if you short the golden pin to the mounting screw?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-09-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 3,632
Posted By ath
sounds like a paper emulsion coated on film. Soft...

sounds like a paper emulsion coated on film. Soft paper developer for nice greys, lith deveopler for high contrast (black & white).
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 08-08-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,435
Posted By ath
Depends on whether the focal plane or the patch...

Depends on whether the focal plane or the patch is meant...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 08-08-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,435
Posted By ath
Have you confirmed this with test shots? Or...

Have you confirmed this with test shots? Or judged only by scale? The scale and RF might differ and also depend on the lens (e.g. the Jupiter 8 diffres from Leica standard).
Your camera might be OK...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 08-06-2012
Replies: 40
Views: 6,277
Posted By ath
regarding the sensor there are statmemts from...

regarding the sensor there are statmemts from Fuji about this. I'm aware of no drawback of the new sensor vs. the old one.
Fuji said you can not tell the sensor from the sn.

Buy a camera and either...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 08-06-2012
Replies: 40
Views: 6,277
Posted By ath
Because some people like to use focal lengths...

Because some people like to use focal lengths other than 35mm equiv. too?
Because here in Germany it's 918€ vs. 438€?
And so on.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 08-05-2012
Replies: 40
Views: 6,277
Posted By ath
The new sensor is on the market since May. I...

The new sensor is on the market since May.
I really like the camera.
Good IQ, nice controls (the zoom ring is a big plus for me), the vievfinder.
The VF is without any additional information, just a...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-01-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,708
Posted By ath
That sums it up pretty good. Nice experiment...

That sums it up pretty good. Nice experiment though, thanks for sharing.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-01-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 933
Posted By ath
Sounds like it needs a repair job, not adjustment.

Sounds like it needs a repair job, not adjustment.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-27-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 2,289
Posted By ath
AFAIK Zeiss reported 400lp/mm on CMS20 / Orthopan...

AFAIK Zeiss reported 400lp/mm on CMS20 / Orthopan UR (same film).
Personally I achieved with moderate effort 180lp/mm with lenses like the Canon 70-200/4L and the 50/1.8 with mirror prefire on a...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-04-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,572
Posted By ath
How old was it? How was it stored? Did you exceed...

How old was it? How was it stored? Did you exceed the storage times stated in the datasheet?

Sudden death is a specific term related to a specific chemical reaction resulting in dead developer.
If...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-03-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,572
Posted By ath
So certainly not "sudden" death!

So certainly not "sudden" death!
Forum: Olympus RF 06-22-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 3,628
Posted By ath
This is true for many meters. But the XA has a...

This is true for many meters. But the XA has a meter AND an automatic exposure unit (2 CDS cells) which is in fact quite complex using an IC. They are not the same (in that case there would be no...
Forum: Olympus RF 06-22-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 3,628
Posted By ath
Are you sure the negatives are underexposed or...

Are you sure the negatives are underexposed or are you judging by the moving metering needle? The XA has two seperate meters - one for the needle and one for the exposure.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-20-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 2,133
Posted By ath
It's more about directed light vs. diffused...

It's more about directed light vs. diffused light.
My Coolscan V is marvelous with slides and colour neg but the grain is exaggerated with b/w films compared to wet prints.
Somewhere I read that...
Forum: Travel 06-20-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,413
Posted By ath
I you want to have your films developed in...

I you want to have your films developed in switzerland http://www.studio13.ch/ in Zürich is a first rate adress.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 06-14-2012
Replies: 44
Views: 8,953
Posted By ath
Just bought one two weeks ago. The sensor issue...

Just bought one two weeks ago. The sensor issue (WDS) has been solved and new cameras are fine.
If you have an older one and have a problem with WDS Fuji will repair it for free (acutally from what I...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-06-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 3,503
Posted By ath
You don't have to install vista - only the vista...

You don't have to install vista - only the vista version of Nikon scan on your Win7 machine.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-06-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 3,503
Posted By ath
The same here. Here's a guide in german....

The same here.
Here's a guide in german. (http://www.colorneg.de/XP/Vista/7/Treiber_fuer_64-Bit_Windows/Coolscan/Nikon_Scan/) AFAIR you have to install the 32bit Vista Version and exchange the...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 06-04-2012
Replies: 32
Views: 5,391
Posted By ath
I always look at this this way: A 42*58cm print...

I always look at this this way:
A 42*58cm print from 645 will be as grainfree / have the same tonality / sharpness as a 24*36cm print from 35mm or a 58*58cm print from 6x6 and so on.
Since I like to...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 05-11-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 2,586
Posted By ath
Glad it worked. Seems to be exactly like my...

Glad it worked. Seems to be exactly like my Contessa.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-09-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 839
Posted By ath
+1 .

+1 .
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 05-09-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 2,586
Posted By ath
On my Contessa LKE there is a small hole behind...

On my Contessa LKE there is a small hole behind the back door just under the moving prism. It is tricky to find the screw behind and to turn it.
Moving slightly the whole RF module (unscrew 2 screws,...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-29-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,562
Posted By ath
In the case of Contax / Yashica AFAIK both were...

In the case of Contax / Yashica AFAIK both were trademarks used by Kyocera, so they have the same origin. Not just collaboration.
How similar the specific models are is another question.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-15-2012
Replies: 26
Views: 4,206
Posted By ath
I spent four wonderful days in paris with my...

I spent four wonderful days in paris with my EOS50, a Tamron 28-75/2.8 and TMAX400-2. That combination gave me the flexibility to do almost everything that came into my mind (photographically that...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-14-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 8,384
Posted By ath
Maybe instead of shopping for a Leica (and I...

Maybe instead of shopping for a Leica (and I agree, the prices at Gregor and Lambertin are rather high) you should stroll around and take pictures? Cologne has many photogenic spots and if you get...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-14-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 8,384
Posted By ath
Yes, definitely cross the rhine to have the best...

Yes, definitely cross the rhine to have the best view at the cityscape.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-13-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 8,384
Posted By ath
Foto Gregor at the Neumarkt (www.foto-gregor.de)...

Foto Gregor at the Neumarkt (www.foto-gregor.de) and Foto Lambertin (www.foto-lambertin.de) directly at the cathedral.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-07-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 976
Posted By ath
Get the 645N.

Get the 645N.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-11-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 2,393
Posted By ath
I have a malfunctioning 1035 as well. Do you mind...

I have a malfunctioning 1035 as well. Do you mind sharing how you managed to open it?
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 10-28-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1,273
Posted By ath
No RC. The message you have entered is too short....

No RC.
The message you have entered is too short. Please lengthen your message to at least 10 characters.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-07-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 3,557
Posted By ath
Probably the same stuff the DM chain sells as...

Probably the same stuff the DM chain sells as Paradies Film.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-16-2011
Replies: 31
Views: 5,135
Posted By ath
I would say the lens is "minty" ;-)

I would say the lens is "minty" ;-)
Forum: RFF Polls 09-06-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 4,576
Posted By ath
Never had problems with carry on. I place the...

Never had problems with carry on. I place the transparent bag with the films in an extra tray just in case the machine would turn up the dose to look through something else in my luggage.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 09-03-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 2,470
Posted By ath
Personally I never had problems with films and...

Personally I never had problems with films and X-ray in carry on luggage. The last test was TMY-2 xrayed up to 8 times in Europe and Asia on my way to Myanmar and back. Carrying 50 rolls was quite...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-03-2011
Replies: 41
Views: 3,863
Posted By ath
There is a reason why cameras have a manual. I...

There is a reason why cameras have a manual. I know, men do not like to read manuals (in general) but this is the place where the do's and don'ts are listed.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-29-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 1,575
Posted By ath
Not necessarily. Read the fine print. At least...

Not necessarily. Read the fine print. At least one shop I know states that they will not guarantee the shutter accuracy for older equipment. The shutter will work, i.e. open and close (otherwise it's...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 08-17-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 4,456
Posted By ath
Mr. Graumann is a remarkably guy. 12 years ago I...

Mr. Graumann is a remarkably guy. 12 years ago I bought my first enlarger from him. When I picked it up he showed me his shop where he manufactures his cameras. Very impressive.
When you think these...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 08-16-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 3,759
Posted By ath
Tim Rudman - The Photographer's Master Printing...

Tim Rudman - The Photographer's Master Printing Course
Black & White: Photographic Printing Workshop by Larry Bartlett and Jon Tarrant

Ansel Adams book might be "the standard" but it was a complete...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-16-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,476
Posted By ath
Walter, I have no tip for a specific book; but...

Walter, I have no tip for a specific book; but once you know what you want check www.zvab.com for used books.

edit: check the vintage books from Theo Kisselbach, Windisch and Paul Wolff.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-11-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 1,931
Posted By ath
www.photohaus.de has...

www.photohaus.de has some.
http://www.photohaus.de/index.php?id=64&tx_trproduktgalerie_pi1[galleryView]=2&tx_trproduktgalerie_pi1[page_nr]=1&cHash=c515202a10
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 08-10-2011
Replies: 27
Views: 2,630
Posted By ath
A rather popular method here in Germany is to...

A rather popular method here in Germany is to tape the wet print down.

You need paper tape with a water based glue (used for watercolor pictures). Make the print 1 inch wider and longer. Wipe the...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 08-06-2011
Replies: 63
Views: 6,195
Posted By ath
There is no standard for DOF. It all comes down...

There is no standard for DOF. It all comes down to what you regard as sharp enough or not sharp enough.
My Jupiter 8 (50/2) says hyperfocal distance for f/16 is 4m. My Minolta 50/2 says 5m, a Tessar...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-29-2011
Replies: 28
Views: 3,042
Posted By ath
Might also be water droplets hitting the drying...

Might also be water droplets hitting the drying film.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 07-23-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 4,059
Posted By ath
No. The message you have entered is too short....

No.

The message you have entered is too short. Please lengthen your message to at least 10 characters.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 07-05-2011
Replies: 33
Views: 5,792
Posted By ath
OK, didn't want to kill this thread. Here's my...

OK, didn't want to kill this thread. Here's my contribution:

Church on Chiloe / Chile (far from touristy over...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 07-04-2011
Replies: 33
Views: 5,792
Posted By ath
No, Dresden is OK. The valley is on the list, the...

No, Dresden is OK. The valley is on the list, the citizens decided that the bridge is more important than being on this list and went on.

Cologne is a different story: the cathedral itself is on the...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 07-04-2011
Replies: 33
Views: 5,792
Posted By ath
+1. And dictating the people who live there what...

+1. And dictating the people who live there what they are allowed to do and what not.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 07-03-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 1,731
Posted By ath
ACROS base is not clear but grey. Did you compare...

ACROS base is not clear but grey. Did you compare it to the base of regulary developed ACROS?
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-29-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,701
Posted By ath
I have Multigrade4 (RC), ca. 7 years old, which...

I have Multigrade4 (RC), ca. 7 years old, which shows no fogging (stored at RT). A Roll of Multigrade2 was severely fogged though.
Yes, paper expires. Fog starts to grow. Fixed grade papers get...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-23-2011
Replies: 32
Views: 4,327
Posted By ath
I started with a Zorki 4 and a Jupiter 8. Despite...

I started with a Zorki 4 and a Jupiter 8. Despite several CLA attempts by me the Zorki had too fast slow speeds (-1 stop), the times in general were not that reliable, the body needed attention to be...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-05-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,072
Posted By ath
Just process for 400 ASA (i.e. normal) and be...

Just process for 400 ASA (i.e. normal) and be happy about the plentiful shadow details in the 100 ASA shots. The rest can be sorted in the darkroom.
Forum: Travel 06-04-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 794
Posted By ath
Thanks, Liquid-Sky.

Thanks, Liquid-Sky.
Forum: Travel 06-03-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 794
Posted By ath
Paris - once again

Hello,

next week I'm off to Paris (in France) for five days. I've already read some threads here about what to see and so on but I want to ask two questions here:
1. any tips re: current photo...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-24-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 2,980
Posted By ath
IMHO the exposure latitude of CMS20 in Adotech is...

IMHO the exposure latitude of CMS20 in Adotech is zero. Exposure has to be spot on or either shadows are lost or highlights blocked.
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 04-21-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 4,805
Posted By ath
When you activate stop-down on the SRT the...

When you activate stop-down on the SRT the metering is no longer correct with MC and MD-style lenses.
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 04-20-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 4,805
Posted By ath
I suppose when this camera is the only metered...

I suppose when this camera is the only metered one you use you can gain experience how to compensate in different situations (with this specific metering system; I use several different cameras and...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 04-18-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 4,805
Posted By ath
Actually my advice is to use a different meter...

Actually my advice is to use a different meter when using the SRT. I highly dislike "thinking" (aka Matrix-) meters, especially when they are so simple.
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 04-15-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 4,805
Posted By ath
The Minolta CLC is a kind of early and simple...

The Minolta CLC is a kind of early and simple Matrix metering. It has two zones, upper and lower half in landscape orientation. The lower half dominates the reading. This leads to differences...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 04-10-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 952
Posted By ath
When there is not enough developer, the...

When there is not enough developer, the development of the lights will starve. When there are two films instead of one or much highlight is in the pictures they will starve earlier.
Controlling...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-07-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 1,672
Posted By ath
In a plastic bucket. I dissolve the whole package...

In a plastic bucket. I dissolve the whole package in 2.5l and store them in 4 0.5l bottles and 4 0.125l bottles, all filled up to the rim. 0.125l gives 0.5l XTOL 1+1.
Refill the small bottles when...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-07-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 2,823
Posted By ath
From what I've heard the matte chrome of the...

From what I've heard the matte chrome of the early M's is very hard to do. Even Leica lost the knowledge / experience and is no longer able to do this. Sorry I forgot where I've read this.
Shiny...
Forum: Optics Theory - 04-06-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 2,484
Posted By ath
The question is what makes an optical formula?...

The question is what makes an optical formula? Most people count elements and groups, whether an element is positive or negative.
Equally important (maybe even more) are parameters like radius, space...
Forum: Travel 03-30-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 2,031
Posted By ath
Which gear to take is more a question of personal...

Which gear to take is more a question of personal preference than the country you are traveling to. I've been to Peru (and other countries in SA) and I always was happy with a SLR and two zooms...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-27-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 1,886
Posted By ath
I'm fond of my Tamron 28-75/2,8 XR DI. IMO it's...

I'm fond of my Tamron 28-75/2,8 XR DI. IMO it's the lens to get if the 24-70L is either too heavy or too expensive. It's weight, size and "fast" aperture make it the ideal travel companion for the...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-27-2011
Replies: 29
Views: 3,108
Posted By ath
Why do you use rotten straps to carry your...

Why do you use rotten straps to carry your camera?

If you carry your camera on a strap make sure it is in good shape and capable to do the job. Regardless of origin and age.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-25-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 6,091
Posted By ath
Rollei 80s 100 ASA? I expose it at 50 ASA and...

Rollei 80s 100 ASA?
I expose it at 50 ASA and develop it in XTOL 1+1 15% shorter than e.g. Acros or TMAX100.
In a standard process it will probably get a bit contrasty.

P.S. what film are you...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-25-2011
Replies: 30
Views: 7,142
Posted By ath
Here's the review from Roger Hicks:...

Here's the review from Roger Hicks: http://shutterbug.com/equipmentreviews/film_darkroom_gear/0307rollei/
Back then the films name was scanfilm 400, Maco renamed it later.
The datasheet states the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-25-2011
Replies: 30
Views: 7,142
Posted By ath
My first Digibase 200 is in development. Reports...

My first Digibase 200 is in development.
Reports are mixed (at best) for this film, Roger Hicks has a review online, many threads available.
I'm trying to achieve a nostalgic look; for general use...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-24-2011
Replies: 27
Views: 3,430
Posted By ath
I do and I always did. Every film gets a number...

I do and I always did. Every film gets a number and is entered in my self-designed notebook.
This way every single frame is defined.

This sounds pedantic but in reality it simplifies life - when you...
Forum: Travel 03-24-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,131
Posted By ath
I'm living quite close in the cologne area. But...

I'm living quite close in the cologne area. But the most beautiful area is obviously where I live ;-)
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-23-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 1,479
Posted By ath
Your post made me rethink an observation of mine....

Your post made me rethink an observation of mine. I have these lighter bands on some slides and (wrongly) assumed it would be light entering the feeder while scanning the last frame. But (as you...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-20-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 2,087
Posted By ath
There are three different ADOX films with 25 ASA...

There are three different ADOX films with 25 ASA - ortho, CHS and PAN. The CHS is EFKE25.
Not all ADOX films are manufactured by EFKE. Some are from german Filmotec and then there is the reviving of...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-02-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 1,387
Posted By ath
visit...

visit http://www.kameradoktor.de/film-camera-light-seals/ and ask him. The website is crazy but his sealing sets (individually cut for the camera) are very good.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 02-26-2011
Replies: 1
Views: 964
Posted By ath
well, on the camera it says "Voigtländer". Seems...

well, on the camera it says "Voigtländer". Seems to be the usual stuff.
Forum: Travel 02-09-2011
Replies: 336
Views: 42,773
Posted By ath
Michael, thanks for the images. I've been to...

Michael, thanks for the images.
I've been to Myanmar last December and saw some of the places you visited as well. However your pictures have a very high colour saturation, certainly higher as I (and...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-05-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 1,827
Posted By ath
That's sulfur. Your fixer is going bad.

That's sulfur. Your fixer is going bad.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-04-2011
Replies: 28
Views: 4,158
Posted By ath
For a short time Seal was posting here at RFF.

For a short time Seal was posting here at RFF.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-04-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 938
Posted By ath
IIRC they changed the base from triaceatat to...

IIRC they changed the base from triaceatat to polyester. Batch to batch variation can be rather high with these old style films.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-01-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 1,711
Posted By ath
Jürgen Kuschnik (http://www.jurgenkuschnik.com)...

Jürgen Kuschnik (http://www.jurgenkuschnik.com) has a great reputation here in Germany.
Another one would be Paepke in Düsseldorf/Germany (http://www.paepke-fototechnik.de).
I have no personal...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-31-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 17,763
Posted By ath
It's a surveillance film with extended red...

It's a surveillance film with extended red sensitivity and s-shaped density curve.
The extended red sensitivity means that you can get wood effect with a 720nm filter.
The s-shaped curve means that...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-14-2010
Replies: 61
Views: 7,056
Posted By ath
People tend to ignore this but there is a life...

People tend to ignore this but there is a life beyond the web. And a market.
People with money to spend don't surf the web for best offers, they want real stores with real products they can handle.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-15-2010
Replies: 31
Views: 4,260
Posted By ath
+1. We could buy two of the best films for a...

+1.
We could buy two of the best films for a ridiculous low price - personally I didn't expect this to go on for long.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-31-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 1,266
Posted By ath
It's Agfaphoto and has nothing to do with Agfa.

It's Agfaphoto and has nothing to do with Agfa.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-20-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 2,437
Posted By ath
I have an M2 with button rewind and don't think...

I have an M2 with button rewind and don't think it's a hassle. It's just different.
Condition and good working order is far more important
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-20-2010
Replies: 40
Views: 3,750
Posted By ath
Both. Depends on camera which position feels more...

Both. Depends on camera which position feels more comfortable.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 10-20-2010
Replies: 24
Views: 17,781
Posted By ath
True, the exposure is also stored. My point was...

True, the exposure is also stored. My point was that the focus is only stored and not executed.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 10-18-2010
Replies: 24
Views: 17,781
Posted By ath
From Top to Bottom: Leica Mini Olympus XA Olympus...

From Top to Bottom:
Leica Mini
Olympus XA
Olympus µ2

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=82047&stc=1&d=1287423833

Unfortunately it is not true that the Mini...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-18-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 2,333
Posted By ath
I like D400 in XTOL 1+1.

I like D400 in XTOL 1+1.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 10-18-2010
Replies: 24
Views: 17,781
Posted By ath
I have an XA and the first Mini which doesn't...

I have an XA and the first Mini which doesn't differ too much according to what I found on the Inet.
The XA and the Leica Mini are totally different cameras.
XA is smaller, heavier and more...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 10-11-2010
Replies: 51
Views: 11,837
Posted By ath
You shouldn't see a 60 Hertz pulse with CFLs...

You shouldn't see a 60 Hertz pulse with CFLs since they work with an electronic "high frequency" (about 100kHz) converter to save weight and space. The traditional FLs with inductive ballast have 60...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 10-11-2010
Replies: 51
Views: 11,837
Posted By ath
I don't think so. Opal bulbs are widely available...

I don't think so. Opal bulbs are widely available in Germany from Dr. Fischer (http://www.dr-fischer-gmbh.de/index.php?lang=en&Bereich=2&DBereich=2) since Osram and co dropped them.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-07-2010
Replies: 29
Views: 5,025
Posted By ath
Mirko from Fotoimpex / Adox commented on this in...

Mirko from Fotoimpex / Adox commented on this in a german forum: (http://www.aphog.de/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=15207)

quick translation:
"This is a wrong rumor. We make progress as communicated in...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-28-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 1,969
Posted By ath
A guy in another forum cut a replacement mirror...

A guy in another forum cut a replacement mirror from a polished stainless steel sheet which is available via ebay quite cheap. They come with a protecting foil on the polished surface.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-19-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 2,412
Posted By ath
It depends. For slides the film is pretty much...

It depends. For slides the film is pretty much the end result; in this case I scan the slide, adjust contrast and color as necessary and I'm done.
For b/w much of my creative work starts in the...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 09-07-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 1,882
Posted By ath
Since this LPL has a diffusion light source...

Since this LPL has a diffusion light source contrast tends to be on the lower side. You might want to develop your negatives to a slightly higher contrast than for a condenser enlarger. I aim at a CI...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-25-2010
Replies: 29
Views: 4,157
Posted By ath
Development and resulting contrast depend on the...

Development and resulting contrast depend on the rest of the workflow.
I develop LP400 in XTOL1+1; 12 to 13 min at 20°C, 2 inv. every minute. This is fine for my LPL with diffusion head (I aim at CI...
Forum: Other RF 08-21-2010
Replies: 1
Views: 840
Posted By ath
Olympus XA - real top shutter speed

Hi,

Does anyone know the real top shutter speed of the Oly XA? The manual states 1/500 but I suspect there might be a margin on top of this.

Thanks &
Forum: Travel 07-31-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 1,119
Posted By ath
It's been a few years since I was there. I...

It's been a few years since I was there.
I wouldn't bother to bring a tripod - there will probably be lots of people, the Alhambra is THE attraction in Granada. The noon slot is probably booked with...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-30-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 859
Posted By ath
Well, the brakes of the Toyota Land cruisers do...

Well, the brakes of the Toyota Land cruisers do not hold up very well. We drove three days over the salar de Uyuni and the highland south of it in one with ALL brakes not working. The driver didn't...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 06-30-2010
Replies: 1
Views: 1,216
Posted By ath
There is a long thread about this over on...

There is a long thread about this over on apug:
http://www.apug.org/forums/forum249/78063-apx-400-a.html
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-22-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 841
Posted By ath
Framelines and focusing are the problems with the...

Framelines and focusing are the problems with the cheap ones. Frameline is no problem with the 35mm rings (since no activation is needed), focusing is no problem with the 50mm ring since any...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-22-2010
Replies: 26
Views: 5,323
Posted By ath
What I like about Maco(-direct): - they carry...

What I like about Maco(-direct):
- they carry some things which are available nowhere else. Thats why I buy from them once in a while.
- they have very low shipping cost (in Germany).
(edit) - and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-08-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 1,047
Posted By ath
Pirate, I assume you speak German. There is a...

Pirate,

I assume you speak German.
There is a very good list of german repair shops at http://www.aphog.de/index.php?option=com_sobi2&catid=3&Itemid=180

You could ask some of them. I seem to...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-20-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 3,256
Posted By ath
My standard agitation is the first 30s (after...

My standard agitation is the first 30s (after start to pour in) continuous, then 2 inversions every minute.
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 04-03-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 2,975
Posted By ath
Try this: http://www.in-publication.com/order

Try this: http://www.in-publication.com/order
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-14-2010
Replies: 43
Views: 3,056
Posted By ath
Don't do...

Don't do it.
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=56456
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-13-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 738
Posted By ath
I have no specific knowledge of Leica packages...

I have no specific knowledge of Leica packages but to me it seems that a second styrofoam part is missing.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-17-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 2,651
Posted By ath
The hint from the dealer (incl. developing...

The hint from the dealer (incl. developing times): http://www.foto-riegler.at/download/Maco%20UP%20400-Entwicklungszeiten.pdf

The datasheet from maco: http://www.mahn.net/TAUPe.htm

HTH.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-17-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 2,651
Posted By ath
Back in the days I used it I tried to find this...

Back in the days I used it I tried to find this out as well. If memory serves well the only hint I could find was a dealer in Austria stating that this was (or should be treated like?) HP5+.
I...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 07-30-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 772
Posted By ath
Probably give access to the electronics during...

Probably give access to the electronics during manufacturing for testing and/or calibration.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-06-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 1,021
Posted By ath
Since you are near Hamburg it might be a good...

Since you are near Hamburg it might be a good idea to go to www.meister-camera.de and let them have a look.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 07-02-2009
Replies: 24
Views: 2,185
Posted By ath
The focal length doesn't matter. Only...

The focal length doesn't matter. Only magnification and aperture.

A 50mm at f/2 taking a tight headshot has the same DOF as a 100mm f/2 taking a tight headshot. The distance is different but the...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 07-01-2009
Replies: 24
Views: 2,185
Posted By ath
If you stay out of the Macro range the DOF is...

If you stay out of the Macro range the DOF is only affected by aperture and magnification, i.e. same aperture and magnification = same DOF.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 06-29-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 948
Posted By ath
It's AgfaPhoto, not Agfa. AgfaPhoto is only a...

It's AgfaPhoto, not Agfa. AgfaPhoto is only a licensed brand name today.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 06-10-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 2,426
Posted By ath
first batch?

first batch?
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-30-2009
Replies: 25
Views: 19,702
Posted By ath
My J12 has the red N and look what I got:...

My J12 has the red N and look what I got: http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?threadid=56456
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-26-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 1,542
Posted By ath
This is the cross section of the...

This is the cross section of the J12:
http://www.baierfoto.de/russobj/objektive/bfjupiter12.jpg
left - subject
right - film

The three elements on the right appear to form one block on my J12 which...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 05-16-2009
Replies: 101
Views: 22,663
Posted By ath
OK, then I have Soda sicc (it's a fine dry powder...

OK, then I have Soda sicc (it's a fine dry powder and likes to cake up when it hits water) and you have the decahydrate.
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 05-16-2009
Replies: 101
Views: 22,663
Posted By ath
Robert, this made me thinking. I was always under...

Robert, this made me thinking. I was always under the impression that household (or washing) soda from the drugstore here in Germany is the dry form.
Yesterday, beeing in a new drugstore, I checked...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 04-11-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 1,070
Posted By ath
Heavystar has nice vented hoods for the J8.

Heavystar has nice vented hoods for the J8.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-21-2009
Replies: 75
Views: 12,680
Posted By ath
Hello, has anybody tried the 100ft rolls of the...

Hello,

has anybody tried the 100ft rolls of the Legacy 100 and can comment on the numbering of the frames?

Thanks,
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-15-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 943
Posted By ath
Lithiums normally have 10% self discharge over 10...

Lithiums normally have 10% self discharge over 10 years at room temperature. So after 10 years you have still 90% left.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-03-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 5,265
Posted By ath
The spectral sensitivity of silicon cells is...

The spectral sensitivity of silicon cells is heavily biased toward red and infrared. That's why the first silicon cells in meters were referred to as SBCs (Silicon blue Cell): they simply had a blue...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-10-2008
Replies: 123
Views: 37,699
Posted By ath
Received my black version without cut out today....

Received my black version without cut out today. I'm very satisfied.
It sits indeed very tight on my M2 but leather will give in over time.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-08-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 1,832
Posted By ath
What is that punch-thingy on the back door...

What is that punch-thingy on the back door supposed to do? Marking selected frames?
Forum: Zeiss Contax 12-05-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 815
Posted By ath
This means: date of origin of the optical formula...

This means: date of origin of the optical formula for this lens (from 1910 to 1989)
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 11-28-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 5,903
Posted By ath
Maybe this...

Maybe this http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=65059 helps for a start.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 11-13-2008
Replies: 29
Views: 16,400
Posted By ath
Thanks, shiro_kuro. I could download them with...

Thanks, shiro_kuro.
I could download them with IE6 now.
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