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Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-17-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 933
Posted By fdarnell
I used to print large quantities of 8x10 SWG for...

I used to print large quantities of 8x10 SWG for Hickey Freeman mens clothes marketing press releases and masked x-rays to photo print. This was back in the 70's.

I used a large contact printer...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 03-19-2019
Replies: 267
Views: 7,462
Posted By fdarnell
I'm in. email sent.

I'm in. email sent.
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 03-17-2019
Replies: 265
Views: 8,541
Posted By fdarnell
I'm in for #11. Love this project!

I'm in for #11. Love this project!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-07-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,612
Posted By fdarnell
"Go easy, Leonard!" Think about the "impossible...

"Go easy, Leonard!"

Think about the "impossible Project". After ten years, I can now go to Target, get a Polaroid branded camera, on sale for a black body no less, some color and black and white...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 03-03-2019
Replies: 265
Views: 8,541
Posted By fdarnell
Thanks so much!. I like to showcase the Post...

Thanks so much!. I like to showcase the Post Office's artwork on stamps as well. There have been some good ones over the years. The only one I took issue with was the Jackson Pollack commemorative...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 03-03-2019
Replies: 265
Views: 8,541
Posted By fdarnell
Thank you for your kind words on "Ghostbuster's...

Thank you for your kind words on "Ghostbuster's Ride". I just saw this today. I recently moved and all the cards from RFF Postcard #10 are in storage. I hope we have another one soon.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-08-2018
Replies: 132
Views: 5,915
Posted By fdarnell
No sooner had I posted the above than RFF...

No sooner had I posted the above than RFF Postcard Project #10 has come to life!
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 07-08-2018
Replies: 265
Views: 8,541
Posted By fdarnell
I'm in

I'm in. Email sent. No sooner had I posted a reply on the copyright thread about this as a means so show off work WITHOUT the internet, then here it is!
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-08-2018
Replies: 132
Views: 5,915
Posted By fdarnell
Perhaps many do not know the history of current...

Perhaps many do not know the history of current US copyright law. It was actually championed by Sony Bono of Sony and Cher fame when he became a politician in the 70's. The law was basically set up...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-03-2018
Replies: 132
Views: 5,915
Posted By fdarnell
When everything belongs to everyone, no one will...

When everything belongs to everyone, no one will produce anything.

The internet is accelerating this trend.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-29-2018
Replies: 407
Views: 18,303
Posted By fdarnell
I had a white Gremlin in 76 that got stuck in mud...

I had a white Gremlin in 76 that got stuck in mud that deep near the Genesse River in Letchworth State Park. Took it home, hosed it out and it still ran, although "running" for these cars was always...
Forum: Nikon RF 12-03-2017
Replies: 19
Views: 1,561
Posted By fdarnell
I swear there's an alternate universe that reads...

I swear there's an alternate universe that reads your mind then hides that specific piece of camera gear that you need immediately but can never find it.

They return it when the need no longer...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-28-2017
Replies: 245
Views: 14,964
Posted By fdarnell
Just some comments, wish I had some to play...

Just some comments, wish I had some to play with.

First of all, great pics and details to everyone!

Seems to me that the lower ISO and lower agitation, to the point of stand development, is getting...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 11-22-2017
Replies: 36
Views: 2,591
Posted By fdarnell
Third time I've gotten A7 Here is it with the...

Third time I've gotten A7 Here is it with the venerable Nikon 85mm f/1.4AIS. Great for manual focus lenses with the focus peaking as mentioned about. Shot at f/1.4.

Superman Ice Cream...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-21-2017
Replies: 1,842
Views: 293,890
Posted By fdarnell
NY Dan's Book was very well done. I'm not sure...

NY Dan's Book was very well done. I'm not sure who he used, but I think it was better than Blurb. I know he posted info about the book process in the threads about the book, just don't know how to...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 08-17-2017
Replies: 197
Views: 10,245
Posted By fdarnell
Count me in!

Count me in!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-26-2017
Replies: 18
Views: 967
Posted By fdarnell
It should be noted that the mayor of Paris, TX, a...

It should be noted that the mayor of Paris, TX, a notable heart surgeon, has led the efforts to rebuild the closed hospital in Clarksville, TX, about 30 miles away, into a state-of-the-art cardiac...
Forum: Photo Software 06-18-2017
Replies: 105
Views: 8,350
Posted By fdarnell
Thanks for posting this link! Very helpful to...

Thanks for posting this link! Very helpful to see the under workings of what's going on. This will be expensive for us old-timers that don't want rented software.
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 06-11-2017
Replies: 203
Views: 266,042
Posted By fdarnell
Don't be hard on yourself. To me part of this...

Don't be hard on yourself. To me part of this project is just to see other parts of the world that you wouldn't normally see. I've been to Japan 7 times and never got to go to this garden. Thanks for...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 06-11-2017
Replies: 203
Views: 266,042
Posted By fdarnell
I took this image with Contax ST and 35mm f/2.8...

I took this image with Contax ST and 35mm f/2.8 Contax Zeiss. Guy was just walking along - he had nothing to do with the bike. Right at the corner of a nice ice cream shop and Brass Monkey bar in...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 06-05-2017
Replies: 41
Views: 3,689
Posted By fdarnell
Agreed. Buy now! I seem to recall a photo of...

Agreed. Buy now! I seem to recall a photo of Sharon Stone or a different celeb holding a G1 back in the 90's.

I don't care much for her, but give her a break...

Not a shelf queen camera
Uses...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 06-05-2017
Replies: 41
Views: 3,689
Posted By fdarnell
At least she lowered the centerline of the lens...

At least she lowered the centerline of the lens to the center of his face for the sitting portrait shot. If she'd just angled it down, amateur. I don't care what they all buy, but her photos might be...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-21-2017
Replies: 1,842
Views: 293,890
Posted By fdarnell
MaggieO - wonderful series, the cat and the pig...

MaggieO - wonderful series, the cat and the pig is great. Here's my thoughts:

1. Trip to Cuba - check
2. Get M9 - check
3. Get MaggieO to publish a book like NYDan with her photos! - hopeful

At...
Forum: Photo Software 05-16-2017
Replies: 105
Views: 8,350
Posted By fdarnell
Every time Apple introduces a new OS with the...

Every time Apple introduces a new OS with the flat look, i want to go BACKWARDS a version. Before long I'll be typing on a Mac Plus using a floppy!

At least no ransom ware! And probably just as fast...
Forum: Photo Software 05-16-2017
Replies: 105
Views: 8,350
Posted By fdarnell
It's a FREE software that you want them to spend...

It's a FREE software that you want them to spend money on labor for programming to continue to support the ongoing development of operating systems. With no revenue?

How many here would photograph a...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 04-26-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 2,182
Posted By fdarnell
Quite a find If you turn it on and everything is...

Quite a find If you turn it on and everything is recognized, you could try scanning with nothing, but without anything to focus on it might be problematic. If you have empty slide mounts you can cut...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 04-25-2017
Replies: 203
Views: 266,042
Posted By fdarnell
Thanks to all participants this go around. This...

Thanks to all participants this go around. This time there are both wet printed and some inkjet printed cards. I believe Robert Blu's card is inkjet on photo rag and it arrived it great condition all...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-13-2017
Replies: 40
Views: 2,330
Posted By fdarnell
seems like you have to somehow get the modern...

seems like you have to somehow get the modern artificial scent oils off the camera which are bonding with either paint or plastic.

Some suggestions:

1. Clean it off with goo-gone - you can get at...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-10-2017
Replies: 34
Views: 3,648
Posted By fdarnell
One caveat on my comment, I never did this with a...

One caveat on my comment, I never did this with a system/lens combo that had really good micro contrast like a Zeiss Contax G or Leica lens. This additional level of micro contrast might pull out...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-10-2017
Replies: 34
Views: 3,648
Posted By fdarnell
It has to do with how ISO is really measured. The...

It has to do with how ISO is really measured. The true test used to be you would expose test shots at standard ASA (which became ISO) and go over and under a couple of stops on the test scene. Then...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 04-03-2017
Replies: 203
Views: 266,042
Posted By fdarnell
In the mail today, finally. Sorry to be so late....

In the mail today, finally. Sorry to be so late. Appreciate all I have received so far. My 7 year old loves to see all the photos and the stamps and know where they all come from.

Moo was fast this...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 04-02-2017
Replies: 36
Views: 3,454
Posted By fdarnell
Brave that you are putting this out for critique....

Brave that you are putting this out for critique. When I respond to these kinds of things, I try to put myself in the shooters position and make approximation of what could be done to improve. This...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 03-18-2017
Replies: 39
Views: 3,014
Posted By fdarnell
If people are willing to develop their film in...

If people are willing to develop their film in coffee and beer, 7 year old Rodinal in an unopened bottle should be no issue. As longs as there's no crystals.

It'll give you a sense of adventure!:D
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-09-2017
Replies: 266
Views: 16,167
Posted By fdarnell
I'm trying to teach my daughter about Pollack as...

I'm trying to teach my daughter about Pollack as she just qualified for advanced art training, however I just can't get myself away from the fact that USPS removed the cigarette on the stamp. I still...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-09-2017
Replies: 266
Views: 16,167
Posted By fdarnell
Hard Work

This phenomenon is strictly an offshoot of digital. In analog workflows (which are no longer the old days, thank goodness!), it takes a lot of time, money and effort to make a good print, so photogs...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-08-2017
Replies: 266
Views: 16,167
Posted By fdarnell
To me there is now almost a white noise of street...

To me there is now almost a white noise of street photography. Miscellaneous pics of people walking on the street with little to no story, abstraction or message save the usual political...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 02-13-2017
Replies: 152
Views: 13,548
Posted By fdarnell
My understanding is that they are precise optical...

My understanding is that they are precise optical systems that determine distances or measurements from optical scans. They are used in robotics extensively. i'm no expert on this, but it would seem...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 02-13-2017
Replies: 152
Views: 13,548
Posted By fdarnell
Nikon Should get out

Interesting story. Here's the fundamental, unavoidable, irreversible facts:

1. The number of people that appreciate the performance of a high quality DSLR or mirrorless is declining and doing so...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-28-2017
Replies: 31
Views: 3,395
Posted By fdarnell
If you do the tariffs before the manufacturing...

If you do the tariffs before the manufacturing base has a chance to develop, it will just cause inflation. Tariffs can happen overnight, manufacturing can take years. You have to get the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-23-2017
Replies: 168
Views: 9,748
Posted By fdarnell
San Jacinto Tram Ride - that is a really fun...

San Jacinto Tram Ride - that is a really fun ride, especially when it's 80-85F in the valley and you can cross country ski up top. Did that ride back when there were only film cameras.

Love to see...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 01-22-2017
Replies: 103
Views: 7,856
Posted By fdarnell
I'll let the photos speak for themselves...

I'll let the photos speak for themselves politically. They are good images.

Impressed with the turn-around. Getting to and from the protests took time. Shoot, process, scan, post all within a day....
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 01-21-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 1,416
Posted By fdarnell
Everything worked ok for mac - Mac with 10.9.5...

Everything worked ok for mac - Mac with 10.9.5 and Safari.

I'm not so sure I get the distorted photos. Rock & Roll, California and the New York photos are great.

I am also not so sure that...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 01-07-2017
Replies: 354
Sticky: RIP Tom A
Views: 51,613
Posted By fdarnell
Not sure if this is possible Moderators, but if...

Not sure if this is possible Moderators, but if so I think it would be a nice gesture:

Modify the home page so the "Photos From the Gallery" so Tom A's pics for the next few days. Would be a nice...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 01-06-2017
Replies: 354
Sticky: RIP Tom A
Views: 51,613
Posted By fdarnell
very sad news. We have lost one who really...

very sad news. We have lost one who really understood the tech side of the industry and more importantly understood the Japanese camera manufacturers so well.

Condolences to his family and friends....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-05-2017
Replies: 203
Views: 17,741
Posted By fdarnell
Cool This is great news! I will purchase some when it...

This is great news! I will purchase some when it comes out. 100G or whatever variety they will make.

Perhaps this is part of the new "Made in U.S.A." drive we are experiencing?

or perhaps another...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 01-04-2017
Replies: 1,628
Views: 103,406
Posted By fdarnell
This is great! Reminds me of modern style...

This is great! Reminds me of modern style painting or maybe something by Kandinsky. The man in the foreground looks almost like Egyptian sculpture with the way the light strikes his face, the dark...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 01-02-2017
Replies: 203
Views: 266,042
Posted By fdarnell
I'm in! These are great fun. Email sent. Thanks...

I'm in! These are great fun. Email sent. Thanks for organizing #8. (Great number by the way :-) )
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 12-16-2016
Replies: 3
Views: 833
Posted By fdarnell
I purchased one of these from here at RFF about a...

I purchased one of these from here at RFF about a month ago. The RF patch tends to stick a little, then follows into position. Range determined seems to match the lens scale. Took it on a western...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-15-2016
Replies: 62
Views: 4,526
Posted By fdarnell
Bought Dan's book and also two prints from the...

Bought Dan's book and also two prints from the classifieds just now. Seller confirmed they are gelatin silver darkroom prints. I think some of the images are very good - in the middle of the action....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-26-2016
Replies: 85
Views: 7,553
Posted By fdarnell
You can blame him for Kodachrome but not Tri-X,...

You can blame him for Kodachrome but not Tri-X, as I believe this is only a rumor. EPA outlawed the process to make the Kodachrome dyes and therefore killed it like the coal industry.

And to think...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-19-2016
Replies: 623
Views: 141,080
Posted By fdarnell
As a question to the obvious well experienced...

As a question to the obvious well experienced shooters here, I had a Mamiya C220 back in the day as a walk around replacement for Omega View 4x5. Which body size would be best to start with? RF?...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-19-2016
Replies: 623
Views: 141,080
Posted By fdarnell
All wonderful images. I'll have to investigate...

All wonderful images. I'll have to investigate this format throughly.

We have "camera & coffee" do we need "a coffee and a smoke" thread? Just a thought.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 10-12-2016
Replies: 21
Views: 4,749
Posted By fdarnell
To answers some of the questions...

To answers some of the questions raised:

viewfinder: I mounted it with a 43mm slim UV filter and the included hood, on which the lens cap will also mount on the outside. Seems like it only takes a...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 10-11-2016
Replies: 21
Views: 4,749
Posted By fdarnell
Got the 23 f/2 delivered today to use with X...

Got the 23 f/2 delivered today to use with X Pro-1. First thing I noticed was a messed up auto-focus correction frame in the birghtline finder. Quick trip to the firmware store and voila - Fuji...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-10-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 2,291
Posted By fdarnell
"It's just a flesh wound!" DAG can fix it....

"It's just a flesh wound!" DAG can fix it. :)

Sorry for your unhappy event. I watched a Konica Hexar RF fall to the ground and receive similar damage. Sent it to Konica in New Jersey and all was...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 09-16-2016
Replies: 20
Views: 2,156
Posted By fdarnell
seems too close in price to a Sony A7. As for...

seems too close in price to a Sony A7. As for Fuji, I'm not so sure about the color. A recent trip and the XPro1 gave me some bluish photos, but that's probably loose nut behind the wheel syndrome as...
Forum: Optics Theory - 09-13-2016
Replies: 44
Views: 34,904
Posted By fdarnell
Film has an angular sensitivity function referred...

Film has an angular sensitivity function referred to as "cosine response". This is typically a response factor of 1 at 0 degrees angle of incidence and 0 at 90 degree angle of incidence. Digital...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 09-03-2016
Replies: 558
Sticky: OMD-EM5 Pics
Views: 205,845
Posted By fdarnell
Where was this photo taken? Looks just like my...

Where was this photo taken? Looks just like my sister. NYC?
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-01-2016
Replies: 106
Views: 6,685
Posted By fdarnell
Sorry, I ascribe to the theory "there is no...

Sorry, I ascribe to the theory "there is no health care system", much like "there is no spoon".
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-01-2016
Replies: 106
Views: 6,685
Posted By fdarnell
Very nice photo. I can assure you that I look...

Very nice photo. I can assure you that I look nothing like this young lady.
Perhaps I should have inquired if the lens on his iPhone was still intact after the picture was taken!?
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-01-2016
Replies: 106
Views: 6,685
Posted By fdarnell
Sorry, it was the "Kreetassans" from the "Night...

Sorry, it was the "Kreetassans" from the "Night In Sick Bay" ENT episode. My mistake.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-30-2016
Replies: 106
Views: 6,685
Posted By fdarnell
Reminds me of an incident at a Texas truck stop....

Reminds me of an incident at a Texas truck stop. I don't like my picture taken, even family portraits. I'm behind the lens, not in front.

A young Orwellian took my picture when I was looking at the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-30-2016
Replies: 106
Views: 6,685
Posted By fdarnell
When a fatal accident occurs these days, it seems...

When a fatal accident occurs these days, it seems that the families/friends/significant others of the victims get "temporary ownership" of the space in which it happened. Hence the large amount of...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 08-26-2016
Replies: 54
Views: 7,009
Posted By fdarnell
When a black one shows up here in the classifieds...

When a black one shows up here in the classifieds :D
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 08-15-2016
Replies: 62
Views: 6,962
Posted By fdarnell
It was on public property, so to me freedom of...

It was on public property, so to me freedom of press applies. Do what you wish. The fact that the all the social justice warriors blame the photographers shows how culture rot has eliminated the...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 08-03-2016
Replies: 364
Views: 98,514
Posted By fdarnell
Swift1 and DKimg - thanks for the reply. Seems...

Swift1 and DKimg - thanks for the reply. Seems like there is a bit of "heavy-lifting" to get the results that you get. But your scans are evidence you get out of it what you put into it.

Thanks -...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 07-31-2016
Replies: 364
Views: 98,514
Posted By fdarnell
great photos here! Miss my G! DKimg and Swift1...

great photos here! Miss my G! DKimg and Swift1 great scans - are you doing anything special with the Epson V750 like wet scanning? I'm looking for a scanner but don't want the "old system" hassle of...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-31-2016
Replies: 30
Views: 3,797
Posted By fdarnell
another fine set! enough for a book? The tie...

another fine set! enough for a book?

The tie shot is great and with medium format. Does the old guy know something we don't with his plastic tin foil hat?
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 07-26-2016
Replies: 32
Views: 13,427
Posted By fdarnell
Interesting that you found this set up more time...

Interesting that you found this set up more time consuming than scanning. I've been considering doing the same set up with my D700. Was it the time to prep the negs or slides or time spent on the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-27-2016
Replies: 505
Views: 32,106
Posted By fdarnell
This is too scary now. Who's the third **** on...

This is too scary now. Who's the third **** on the far right? I know nothing of UK or EU politics but I'm curious.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-27-2016
Replies: 505
Views: 32,106
Posted By fdarnell
That's it? I'm moving to Scotland, it's a grade...

That's it? I'm moving to Scotland, it's a grade up!

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2011/03/28/article-1370852-0389D2E5000005DC-991_634x395.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-25-2016
Replies: 505
Views: 32,106
Posted By fdarnell
My statistics is limited to photography,...

My statistics is limited to photography, unfortunately. We would only say the film is good, or no-good. This held until an old Japanese gentleman told me there was another case, no-good, but ok!....
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-25-2016
Replies: 505
Views: 32,106
Posted By fdarnell
Raid, you would have to agree, based on the voter...

Raid, you would have to agree, based on the voter turn out vs. total population, and Student's T distribution, it was a statistically significant sampling.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-25-2016
Replies: 505
Views: 32,106
Posted By fdarnell
Now that you post this, I'm in the North Korean...

Now that you post this, I'm in the North Korean gene lab theory camp.

Now for the more detailed question - Do they have earlobes?

We are just all so s*****d I fear no matter what we do.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-25-2016
Replies: 505
Views: 32,106
Posted By fdarnell
No matter which side of this argument you are on,...

No matter which side of this argument you are on, we as photographers should have keen eyes.

It is uncanny how Boris' hair matches Donald's as if they were long lost cousins.:D
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 06-14-2016
Replies: 321
Views: 26,656
Posted By fdarnell
I would like to personally thank all who...

I would like to personally thank all who participated in RFF Postcard Project #7. I know for some it can be a significant expense of both time and money. For me it's about $100 for cards and mailing...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 06-13-2016
Replies: 321
Views: 26,656
Posted By fdarnell
Here is the image that I...

Here is the image that I used.

http://www.imdev.biz/rff/leggiadroRFFPC7.jpg
Forum: Optics Theory - 06-12-2016
Replies: 63
Views: 8,303
Posted By fdarnell
Canon 85mm f/1.8 9 elements, 7 groups, 8 blades....

Canon 85mm f/1.8 9 elements, 7 groups, 8 blades. Sony 85mm f1.4 11 elements 8 groups, 11 blades, rounded. Not so sure groups/elements is a factor. Her face is narrower in the Canon shot to my eyes....
Forum: Optics Theory - 06-12-2016
Replies: 63
Views: 8,303
Posted By fdarnell
To be honest, I am having trouble seeing much of...

To be honest, I am having trouble seeing much of what they are discussing because there is just too many different factors between the test shots. Lens has to be the single variable. I do see some of...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 05-14-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 2,011
Posted By fdarnell
And here's a link to a full-res image with the...

And here's a link to a full-res image with the new Sony Zeiss at f/4. Look at the upper left corner.

http://www.imdev.biz/rff/DSC00271.JPG

Make sure you have the latest firmware in the camera as...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 05-14-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 2,011
Posted By fdarnell
Here's a link to a full-res jpeg from the Contax...

Here's a link to a full-res jpeg from the Contax Zeiss SLR 35mm f/4

http://www.imdev.biz/rff/DSC00332.JPG
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 04-19-2016
Replies: 321
Views: 26,656
Posted By fdarnell
Mailed today! I used the MOO matte surface - I...

Mailed today! I used the MOO matte surface - I like the rendition - it's a little warm and my image was straight black and white, contrary to what the card says. We will see how it holds up in the...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 04-11-2016
Replies: 3
Views: 759
Posted By fdarnell
Used it back in the day, used to get them...

Used it back in the day, used to get them processed at Wegmans. I believe the iPhone is much better than the old disk. I don't miss it.

Now those Kodachomes from the K1000 posting......
Forum: RFF Polls 04-06-2016
Replies: 83
Views: 7,608
Posted By fdarnell
I bought a copy of NewYorkDan's book which I felt...

I bought a copy of NewYorkDan's book which I felt was an artistic expression. Don't think it would have mattered to me if they were digital or film (Rolleiflex). I like the images for the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-02-2016
Replies: 89
Views: 4,599
Posted By fdarnell
Reminds of of something ManRay would have...

Reminds of of something ManRay would have produced. The fact that the story is NOT totally revealed is what intrigues me with it. I keep trying to piece it together. Leaving things up to the...
Forum: RFF News 04-02-2016
Replies: 61
Views: 8,483
Posted By fdarnell
Another fine example of NYPD's "New York Values"....

Another fine example of NYPD's "New York Values". Wish I could meet this retired photog, probably has some great stories.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 03-10-2016
Replies: 93
Views: 7,922
Posted By fdarnell
Frank, Friedlander and company are a lot like...

Frank, Friedlander and company are a lot like Larry Day, an artist that is in the Corcoran in Washington, D.C. Only difference is that Day drew sketches and painted. The others photograph.

Hollins...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 02-10-2016
Replies: 321
Views: 26,656
Posted By fdarnell
I'm in - #6 was great. PM Sent

I'm in - #6 was great.

PM Sent
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-10-2016
Replies: 39
Views: 2,264
Posted By fdarnell
Did you get the ERA 100 from Freestyle? I had a...

Did you get the ERA 100 from Freestyle? I had a brick of that a while back that I sold off. Kind of hard to find now but maybe extinct. It's a lot like FP4 but a little thin in the shadows I found....
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 12-15-2015
Replies: 42
Views: 4,539
Posted By fdarnell
Surprised Leo Brunett or Phillip Morris didn't...

Surprised Leo Brunett or Phillip Morris didn't sue his a** off for the Marlboro rip off. That's blatant and most of the Marlboro ads are composites of many photos put together either by hand (the old...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 11-28-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 3,670
Posted By fdarnell
Dan, Out of curiosity on your compression...

Dan,

Out of curiosity on your compression comment, I went ahead and got the ebook version for the iPad. It's 41.3 mb on my Mac. Not sure how big your file was you uploaded. Seems like the best image...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 11-28-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 3,670
Posted By fdarnell
Dan, As an owner of your great NY book, I'd like...

Dan,

As an owner of your great NY book, I'd like to offer some constructive comment. I don't think the Blurb rendering of the photos (at least on the screen preview) is anything like what you have...
Forum: Travel 10-21-2015
Replies: 68
Views: 6,416
Posted By fdarnell
Great!

Volume 2 Dan! When can I pre-order:D
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 10-09-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 4,412
Posted By fdarnell
I anxiously went to the Post Office today as I...

I anxiously went to the Post Office today as I knew my copy had arrived. Great shipping and fast service!

All I can say is WOW!

This goes way beyond any of the Blurb books or any of the other short...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 10-04-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 4,412
Posted By fdarnell
It looks very well made. Copy ordered. Not sure...

It looks very well made. Copy ordered. Not sure how you did it for $38 and 500 copies. Gives us all inspiration! I can't wait to see it and the duotones.

And I forgot to add 96 pages! I pay close...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 07-26-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 2,192
Posted By fdarnell
Style

Clearly you have created your own style as the photos on your website all fit together very nicely. You handle the light well, I think and the contrasts and shapes are interesting. My favorite is the...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 06-05-2015
Replies: 354
Views: 36,065
Posted By fdarnell
Thanks for the compliments! I wanted everyone to...

Thanks for the compliments! I wanted everyone to see what all the images were on that series - for example, the member two posts back got the rice storage bins in Euince:)

I've really enjoyed all...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 05-15-2015
Replies: 354
Views: 36,065
Posted By fdarnell
Update on Moo Process

Today I received the card from my second mailing that I sent to myself. I'm doing this to see how they hold up. This card as pretty damaged, and all I did was mail it to myself through my own post...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 05-14-2015
Replies: 354
Views: 36,065
Posted By fdarnell
I made the same mistake with the moo.com website...

I made the same mistake with the moo.com website on a subsequent order for another project. I got lucky that I happened to catch it by deciding to look at the card just one last time before I clicked...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 05-13-2015
Replies: 354
Views: 36,065
Posted By fdarnell
Don't feel like a dope, Back Alley - I think all...

Don't feel like a dope, Back Alley - I think all these cards a great in any form they come. Now for an update to all:

when I first joined this project everyone said use "Moo". I had never used them,...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-07-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 1,892
Posted By fdarnell
Better to be the guy who transports the trained...

Better to be the guy who transports the trained monkeys. I know of only one, and he's a multi-millionaire. He's done really well with monkeys, but not so well with horses.

I guess they're harder to...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 05-07-2015
Replies: 354
Views: 36,065
Posted By fdarnell
Thanks to all who are participating! I've...

Thanks to all who are participating! I've received 7 cards so far. I sent mine from moo to myself and it showed some damage. Some of the others too - look like from moo have some small marks from the...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-07-2015
Replies: 72
Views: 9,640
Posted By fdarnell
At the peak of the gas...

At the peak of the gas crisis:

http://www.impactdevelopment.net/rff/exxon_station_1978.jpg
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 05-01-2015
Replies: 354
Views: 36,065
Posted By fdarnell
Have four cards so far, received my order from...

Have four cards so far, received my order from Moo today - only 4 days with the standard shipping!! Very nice quality. I'm trying for a Portriga look and I think they came pretty close, although it...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-28-2015
Replies: 165
Views: 14,276
Posted By fdarnell
Great Story Raid!. I've found that statistics is...

Great Story Raid!. I've found that statistics is a universal language with extremely clarity, save one thing: standards of significant digit rounding between US and JIS standards! Interesting that...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 04-27-2015
Replies: 354
Views: 36,065
Posted By fdarnell
Image

set to moo today, and got the discount. Hope it comes out well.

Hang on to it folks, it's a photo of a small restaurant/bar in the middle of the current rioting, looting and burning. Probably won't...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 04-09-2015
Replies: 354
Views: 36,065
Posted By fdarnell
Address Label pdf

for anyone interested, I have a pdf of the addresses, set up for an avery 5161 (20 labels) letter size - pretty much only useable for US since we have the odd letter vs. A4 the rest of the...
Forum: Photo Software 04-06-2015
Replies: 84
Views: 9,008
Posted By fdarnell
Break The Cycle

I've draw a line at CS5 and Mavericks. I don't like Yosemite, and I've found, after having Macs for the last 25 years, that most of the units in the last 10 years pretty much run the same if you put...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 04-06-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 1,262
Posted By fdarnell
The Print

It's interesting, my take away from this is the permanence of the print. His work will be seen by all without regard for software, hardware, file formats etc. It seems much more permanent than...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-28-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 3,464
Posted By fdarnell
Worst case I had ended up in a lawsuit in small...

Worst case I had ended up in a lawsuit in small claims (<$5000). Won a judgement, but I had the lucky chance to wait in the courtroom all day to watch cases in front of me come in where people were...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-20-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 2,865
Posted By fdarnell
Read the article and watched the videos. Hit home...

Read the article and watched the videos. Hit home being a Rochester native from back in the film days. I therefore wrote a diatribe to Mr. Clarke by email, guessing at the address. It has not come...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 03-13-2015
Replies: 354
Views: 36,065
Posted By fdarnell
RFF Postcard #6

I'm in - think of all the neat stamps and photos from all over the world!:)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-11-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 3,962
Posted By fdarnell
Ferrania Machine

Ferrania was part of 3M back in the 80's. My ex father-in-law travelled over there to set up their finishing operations. They will need help with this since there's slitting, rewinding, perfing and...
Forum: Sony RX Series 03-09-2015
Replies: 355
Views: 85,341
Posted By fdarnell
Just got an Rx100M3 - impressed with the IQ but I...

Just got an Rx100M3 - impressed with the IQ but I want step zoom in P mode - how do you dedicate control ring function?
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-05-2015
Replies: 68
Views: 5,944
Posted By fdarnell
If it's a good one.

If it's a good one.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-25-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 3,962
Posted By fdarnell
Great Progress at Ferrania

Nice post over on petapixel with videos of Ferrania team cleaning "Little Boy". They've got a lot of work to do. This looks like a small lab-scale coater, which would be good for making runs of small...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 02-24-2015
Replies: 53
Views: 4,757
Posted By fdarnell
We have the same thing here, it's just not...

We have the same thing here, it's just not industrialized - it's in agriculture. Same scenario in a crawfish peeling plant or for sugar cane farms. Farm and plant owners bring in H2A workers and are...
Forum: Travel 02-16-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,499
Posted By fdarnell
I'll second the Cape Cod Museum of Natural...

I'll second the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History. Great trails and the tide goes out so far in Brewster. Visited many times as a boy and my parents retired there in the 80's.

Just watch out for...
Forum: Photo Software 02-11-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 4,642
Posted By fdarnell
Let the offline archiving of the great programs...

Let the offline archiving of the great programs continue - more TB's of drives to buy and old systems to mothball.

Anyone remember Xoas Tool's Paint Alchemy? still nothing like it that I know of....
Forum: Photo Software 02-11-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 2,700
Posted By fdarnell
Would not open RAW files from either D200, Gx1 or...

Would not open RAW files from either D200, Gx1 or LX7. Does recognize photoshop files. Without RAW, it's not so useful for me.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-08-2015
Replies: 38
Views: 3,825
Posted By fdarnell
The problem here is that about 97 to 98% of the...

The problem here is that about 97 to 98% of the movie theaters int eh US have converted to digital projection. They get movies on encrypted hard drives. The studios even paid them to convert to...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-08-2015
Replies: 46
Views: 1,444
Posted By fdarnell
The banding in the first two also curves with the...

The banding in the first two also curves with the radius of the sun, which to me seems that perhaps it's more of the ability of the camera to render all the tones than something technically wrong...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-08-2015
Replies: 46
Views: 1,444
Posted By fdarnell
Raid, I see the banding you are talking about in...

Raid, I see the banding you are talking about in the sky in the first two. Looks like typical tone jumping that occurs when you try to print a very smooth vignette or fade. It may be the jpeg factor....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-31-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 4,226
Posted By fdarnell
Just as I finally figured out how to get my...

Just as I finally figured out how to get my Chromecast to display my pictures, film shooting, printing and craftsmanship comes back into vogue.

Now if I had only kept all the darkroom gear from a...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 01-19-2015
Replies: 184
Sticky: fuji X beauty
Views: 95,201
Posted By fdarnell
Clearly you can see why they are auctioning the...

Clearly you can see why they are auctioning the coating line. So much progression in such a short time. Advances in film came at such a lower pace.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-19-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 2,310
Posted By fdarnell
Unhappy Overhead crane for jumbo roll - check Turret...

Overhead crane for jumbo roll - check
Turret winders -check
Emulsion kettles and front end feeding -check
Accumulators - check
Chilling unit -check
Coating head - it's been pulled see pic 40
Formulas...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 01-06-2015
Replies: 98
Views: 16,483
Posted By fdarnell
Very nice shots all! Now I am tempted to buy one....

Very nice shots all! Now I am tempted to buy one. Always thought it was solid in the hand. I especially love the tire shot! Funny thing is these tires are mostly recycled into playground materials...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-05-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 4,997
Posted By fdarnell
This is the definitive manual on mono...

This is the definitive manual on mono baths:

http://www.amazon.com/Monobath-manual-Grant-Milford-Haist/dp/B0006BO7YS

These were originally developed for the military to provide expedited processing...
Forum: Fuji X Series 09-29-2014
Replies: 724
Views: 202,945
Posted By fdarnell
Very nice. One of my favorite places -...

Very nice. One of my favorite places - Passe-A-Grill. You can get breakfast on the beach from the food hut in the trees on the right.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-11-2014
Replies: 73
Views: 10,534
Posted By fdarnell
Thanks for posting this link - it's a good...

Thanks for posting this link - it's a good interview. Highlights for me:

He was most impressed by Walker Evans because he "got out of the way" and that Atget was hindered by the medium of the times,...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 04-27-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 1,620
Posted By fdarnell
comments: 1. The images in the portfolio are...

comments:

1. The images in the portfolio are really nice.

2. Porfolio is kind of hard to get to as the links for it are at the bottom of the verbage in each section. Develop and icon and put it at...
Forum: RFF News 04-04-2014
Replies: 269
Views: 131,845
Posted By fdarnell
I think it would help if you had an easier way to...

I think it would help if you had an easier way to search for photos by the kind of gear. Let's face it, most of us are gear heads and I like to see photos taken by different camera/lens or gear in...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-13-2014
Replies: 88
Views: 9,313
Posted By fdarnell
Economic Darwinism. Re-invent or die. Buying...

Economic Darwinism. Re-invent or die. Buying under-performing stores from Penn Camera adds hemlock to the mix.

Not sure what the evolution for camera stores is. Here in FL Marshall's keeps going,...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 02-01-2014
Replies: 58
Views: 6,143
Posted By fdarnell
If you're getting a new one, get the 27 inch,...

If you're getting a new one, get the 27 inch, since you can upgrade the RAM when the prices drop. The 21.5 has no user accessible slots. If you're going the refurb route (from Apple), there is only a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-29-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,790
Posted By fdarnell
Just to clarify "LCD" for discussion: it really...

Just to clarify "LCD" for discussion: it really is the concept that all photography will be free for the taking off the internet and/or there will always be someone who is willing to shoot for...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-29-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,790
Posted By fdarnell
If you are playing all the roles in the marketing...

If you are playing all the roles in the marketing arena, consider that if photography is taken to the LCD (lowest common denominator) by the internet, then to have a viable business model, it has to...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 01-21-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 7,175
Posted By fdarnell
Very, very nice NY_Dan. It's inspiring.

Very, very nice NY_Dan. It's inspiring.
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-20-2014
Replies: 351
Views: 47,625
Posted By fdarnell
looks very, very nice. Kind of like a Contax Aria...

looks very, very nice. Kind of like a Contax Aria except with autofocus. If the EVF will hold up, and price is right for APS-C relative to full frame (i.e., not too close to full frame), it will be a...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-05-2014
Replies: 82
Views: 6,522
Posted By fdarnell
First poggy bait produced in Louisiana since...

First poggy bait produced in Louisiana since Hurricane Katrina - three years in the making. This fish is used for crabbing and crawfish farming. They need 75 Million pounds per...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 01-03-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 3,548
Posted By fdarnell
Nice 3D Rendering. It'd be a whole new lens line,...

Nice 3D Rendering. It'd be a whole new lens line, since the SLR back focus is greater than the x mount.
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 12-29-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 7,656
Posted By fdarnell
It is possible the black and white paper, at...

It is possible the black and white paper, at lower cost, is just typical offset paper and if it does not have much show through it is offset-opaque. A 50 or 60lb stock is usually quite rough and...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-21-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 4,005
Posted By fdarnell
Congrats, doesn't sound like their terms are...

Congrats, doesn't sound like their terms are anything out of the ordinary. Just make sure you get a list and agreement on the "must have shots". Sometimes companies try to take advantage of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-03-2013
Replies: 58
Views: 3,736
Posted By fdarnell
It's liked for the same reason people liked...

It's liked for the same reason people liked Thomas Kincaid's paintings. Kind of has that quality to it.

It's cliche, but I don't mind it. Better than some of the "why did they shoot that" street...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-10-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 1,682
Posted By fdarnell
Hope they get smart

The old 640 was a Tungsten balanced film that had bit of a cult following since it looked like Autochromes.

Now if they want to get smart, they will feature some old M3's, Nikon F's and Canon's...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-08-2013
Replies: 1,020
Views: 91,037
Posted By fdarnell
Apple's already done this so well they have even...

Apple's already done this so well they have even removed the photographer from the camera.

Thanks for the comparison with the F3HP - gives some better understanding for us. Looking at the shots on...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-06-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,687
Posted By fdarnell
They have to get it to sound like an A10 Warthog,...

They have to get it to sound like an A10 Warthog, then I'm in :p
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-06-2013
Replies: 1,020
Views: 91,037
Posted By fdarnell
Perhaps with the coming fiasco of our health care...

Perhaps with the coming fiasco of our health care system I should invest in some of those legal pain killers to be able to capture what I did not make with Apple!

Then I could get the Df2 or Df3...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-06-2013
Replies: 1,020
Views: 91,037
Posted By fdarnell
General comments to this extensive thread

1. If Leica introduced a camera this way and with this price for full frame, it would be revolutionary and the best thing ever.

2. It's too big, too expensive for 16MP - if it had the 36MP sensor,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-02-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 3,285
Posted By fdarnell
5 liter bottle

Kodak used to make a special 5 liter container that was just for this. I used extol so much that I bought one. I've moved it countless times, just in case I ever needed it. It now has a fresh batch....
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-01-2013
Replies: 69
Views: 10,352
Posted By fdarnell
Value

What will be the value of this work if it is never committed to print?

Kind of like an idea has no value until it is committed to paper. All the worlds great artwork for centuries was committed to...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 10-31-2013
Replies: 42
Views: 3,189
Posted By fdarnell
Price

I would suggest that you do it for the cost of two books, one for you, one for him.

One, you say that it's something outside your comfort zone that you don't normally do and two, he's your friend....
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-30-2013
Replies: 1,020
Views: 91,037
Posted By fdarnell
Looks

Looks like an F3 HP got together with a J1 or J3 and decided to produce a full frame baby. The prism is tall. Perhaps it's interchangeable ala the F3?

One can always dream:p
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-25-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 3,502
Posted By fdarnell
That would seal the deal:D

That would seal the deal:D
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-25-2013
Replies: 1,020
Views: 91,037
Posted By fdarnell
Whatsitgonnabe?

Perhaps F3 dates D700 and produces the new one. Looks to big too be the FM/FE style, which would be killer for me. FM2n was/is my favorite. Now if it has the AI ring with the flip-up like the...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 10-13-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 14,280
Posted By fdarnell
Perhaps someone can help me, it's been quite a...

Perhaps someone can help me, it's been quite a while, but I make the following guess as to their positions. Can Jonmanjiro or Tom help me out?

Here's also a photo - the main driving force behind...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 10-11-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 14,280
Posted By fdarnell
Great Video

Such a contrast with Sigma, and yet the Voigtlander lenses just seem so solid compared to the Sigma. Perhaps automation is not the best way. This video also makes me long for the days of touring...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 09-29-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 2,001
Posted By fdarnell
Good Job!

Since this image in question sticks in my mind's eye, even though it is no longer here, I say - great shot!

Perhaps the photog can chime in. Perhaps the subject did not like it so much. Perhaps the...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 09-17-2013
Replies: 150
Views: 51,184
Posted By fdarnell
... the 18mm on XE-1. Corners and overall...

... the 18mm on XE-1. Corners and overall sharpness at 16MP seem to be LOWER than the X100 at 12MP. But the colors are much punchier and render to BW better.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-14-2013
Replies: 303
Views: 127,257
Posted By fdarnell
Nice shot, I can look at this and it brings back...

Nice shot, I can look at this and it brings back lots of memories. Could be Rochester, NY, not too far from Kodak. Houses with basements, sidewalks located well back from the street. Trying to walk...
Forum: Off Topic 09-11-2013
Replies: 115
Views: 7,471
Posted By fdarnell
So true Raid. The Hispanic Catholics in Florida...

So true Raid. The Hispanic Catholics in Florida will take their statues to church on Christmas Eve to have them blessed. The Filipinos have similar tradition. I was raised that this was idolatry and...
Forum: Off Topic 09-11-2013
Replies: 115
Views: 7,471
Posted By fdarnell
It's interesting that many religous must-do's...

It's interesting that many religous must-do's have had some scientific foundation for survival. Not eating pork - trichinosis & parasites, perhaps the linen and wool is to prevent anthrax infection?...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 09-08-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 4,788
Posted By fdarnell
Focus Speed May Be The Key

I had the X1-Pro and did not like the look of the raw files through photoshop - gray pavement had rainbow details! - Seems like Capture One Pro 7 solves this nicely. Also takes care of the shadow...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-07-2013
Replies: 151
Views: 47,861
Posted By fdarnell
People will quickly see that Eric Kim's way will...

People will quickly see that Eric Kim's way will be the only way on the internet. Everything on the internet is considered free. Act accordingly. It will ALL be stolen and used without your...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-07-2013
Replies: 151
Views: 47,861
Posted By fdarnell
Zuckerberg is a true communist - he believes he...

Zuckerberg is a true communist - he believes he has a right to know everything about everyone and do whatever he wants with the information for his own purpose. I figured this is coming, as it will...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-07-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 3,811
Posted By fdarnell
Repurposed Mamiya TLR Lenses - will wonders never...

Repurposed Mamiya TLR Lenses - will wonders never cease. Now what's the going price on the 105? Why not just use them all? The 150 is nice for portraits.

Seems interesting. I knew I should have kept...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-06-2013
Replies: 34
Views: 3,464
Posted By fdarnell
Before The Internet

Before the internet and digital photography, it took TIME to make a good photo. Shoot, process, print, process, mount etc. This process, being time consuming, forced you to cull only the best images...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 09-02-2013
Replies: 72
Views: 6,594
Posted By fdarnell
Actually, after giving this some thought, I...

Actually, after giving this some thought, I believe I understand his model. We all love Beethoven and Mozart and Chopin. When you learn to play the piano, you can get this music for free. What you...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 09-02-2013
Replies: 72
Views: 6,594
Posted By fdarnell
I hope this will work out for him, but it further...

I hope this will work out for him, but it further enforces if it's on the internet it's free. That's ok with me, as long as we all know what it is and treat it accordingly. Not sure how he will make...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-29-2013
Replies: 52
Views: 7,778
Posted By fdarnell
Having bought a new D600 and lens and shelling...

Having bought a new D600 and lens and shelling out $2500 only to have to return it in 250 shots for the now infamous dirt problem - mine was horrible even at f/11 - maybe 35 spots, I've kind of lost...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-29-2013
Replies: 86
Views: 7,914
Posted By fdarnell
If you use the art to lead a movement to get them...

If you use the art to lead a movement to get them air conditioning subsidies, it will be most successful and you will be allowed to do it. If you just push art for art's sake, be prepared for court...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 08-29-2013
Replies: 107
Views: 19,892
Posted By fdarnell
Nikon Coolscan V @4000dpi Silverfast SE 8 Plus...

Nikon Coolscan V @4000dpi Silverfast SE 8 Plus scanning software, Kodak Gold 200 (not expired). I think there is just too much grain here, even with the Silverfast. I am beginning to wonder if they...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-29-2013
Replies: 86
Views: 7,914
Posted By fdarnell
Where I was brought up, we were told to close the...

Where I was brought up, we were told to close the blinds so people could not see in. Not sure how I would feel about somebody with a long lens peering into my house and publishing pics, but then...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-27-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 2,607
Posted By fdarnell
Trend

This is becoming too common here. Florida is now just a northern state moved south for the winter. There is such an attitude here that was not here back in 2005. It's a shame, since there's been sooo...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 08-18-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,714
Posted By fdarnell
I was lucky in coming into enough funds to retool...

I was lucky in coming into enough funds to retool the Mac in my business, which relies heavily on in the field work with all the Adobe apps and Quark, and I've go to be able to find something I did...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-17-2013
Replies: 40
Views: 3,593
Posted By fdarnell
Lenses have much improved

Having placed many old Nikon, Voigtlander, Contax, Canon and even a Sigma on various micro 4/3, Sony NEX, and Samsung mirrorless cameras, I think this will come up short. The manufacturer's are...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 08-14-2013
Replies: 127
Views: 47,841
Posted By fdarnell
Just got the X Pro-1 today with a 27mm f/2.8....

Just got the X Pro-1 today with a 27mm f/2.8. Focus is a bit different up close - have to use the correction function with the opti finder. This camera is close to a Contax G series, my all time...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-21-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 8,083
Posted By fdarnell
The best part of this news is that they say they...

The best part of this news is that they say they are "cascade coating". This coating technique was developed for high-speed coating lines for large volume production. If you are going to cascade coat...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-12-2013
Replies: 80
Views: 6,963
Posted By fdarnell
Selling an absolutely mint Black Nikon FM3a that...

Selling an absolutely mint Black Nikon FM3a that I got in a pawn shop for $125. :bang:
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-13-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 7,408
Posted By fdarnell
Very enlightening series - thanks for all your...

Very enlightening series - thanks for all your efforts here. When you think about the Coolscan - think of it as being a condenser enlarger. You have an LED sourced projected through collimated optics...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-30-2013
Replies: 76
Views: 20,499
Posted By fdarnell
Look for format change

I guess this means that the Sun Times will now have to be printed in landscape mode instead of portrait mode since all of the iPhotographers and iVideographers have yet to learn to rotate their...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-09-2013
Replies: 124
Views: 12,558
Posted By fdarnell
Entombed at CS5.5

If it requires an internet connection to run, it's a complete non-starter. I work in the field 75% of the time, and sometimes there is no cell phone signal - (think offshore). I take a complete back...
Forum: Photo Software 04-28-2013
Replies: 59
Views: 3,590
Posted By fdarnell
Sorry to hear of your troubles. Some pointers as...

Sorry to hear of your troubles. Some pointers as I have worked with Aperture on slower machines - Core 2 Duo's in the 2 to 2.4 GHz range with 12 MP Raw files. Some things to consider about...
Forum: Off Topic 04-19-2013
Replies: 260
Views: 19,255
Posted By fdarnell
I don't think so. The problem is that...

I don't think so. The problem is that conservative thought is basically in support of the constitution, bill of rights etc. Since freedom of speech is one of the founding principals, then I would...
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