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Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 792
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
Sorry, but that LOMO device is cheap and...

Sorry, but that LOMO device is cheap and imprecise. The film-mover is a toy, and doesn't hold negative flat. MAYBE it could be useful for iPhone scans, but even that is doubtful.

I have one. I have...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 143
Views: 12,277
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
One more update... Same file as #130 (above) now...

One more update... Same file as #130 (above) now with NLP ver 2.0. The white t-shirt is now clean, no cast. Other slight improvements.

- Now using a Solux 4700K bulb
- UV and Hoya RA54...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 143
Views: 12,277
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
In the end, it's your judgement and the results...

In the end, it's your judgement and the results you like.

This thread has run for 18 months. In the beginning, it wasn't clear that camera-scan could get reasonable color in a nearly automatic...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 820
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
Serious question: If we are hand-holding, is...

Serious question: If we are hand-holding, is there an image quality benefit to MF?
Versus 35mm?
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 1,330
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
Your favorite centerfold? Mine is the 50 f/1.5...

Your favorite centerfold?

Mine is the 50 f/1.5 Nokton which I have in S mount for my S2, Bessa R2S, and occasionally Sony digital. Besides the optical performance, the build quality is wonderful.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 143
Views: 12,277
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
Updates: - For Lightroom, Negative Lab Pro is...

Updates:

- For Lightroom, Negative Lab Pro is now at ver 2.0.0, this is a significant improvement in already great software. Now supports VueScan to DNG (including IR Cleaning) from many scanners....
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 619
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
Aria is very late in the sequence, so newer... ...

Aria is very late in the sequence, so newer... Made more recently, and made with more recent technology. It's also small, light, and does everything so very nicely.

I say, if it's one Contax, it's...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 262
Views: 6,148
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
USPS bar code covers part of the QR code, but it...

USPS bar code covers part of the QR code, but it still works.

Japanese whisky looks good; the Yamazaki single malt is a favorite of mine. I don't know about that bottle of "coffee whiskey."
Forum: Travel 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 733
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
More seriously, this is the best 2017 eclipse...

More seriously, this is the best 2017 eclipse photo I found (not mine). Look at the eclipse with good sky and trees for context. Ignore the political commentary.

No, I don't know anything about the...
Forum: Travel 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 733
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
I know this isn't what you are aiming for, but...

I know this isn't what you are aiming for, but this is mine for the partial eclipse in the NE August 2017. The Cheshire Cat.

Monocular (half of a pair of Binoculars) pointed at sun, creates a clean...
Forum: Photo Software 06-09-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 1,972
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
$120/year for great software that is regularly...

$120/year for great software that is regularly updated (new cameras) and improved (texture, flat field)... I'm sticking with Lightroom/PS and the adobe photography subscription.

Also, FWIW, I'm not...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 06-04-2019
Replies: 128
Views: 11,564
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
Understand. Nate says he'll email all registered...

Understand. Nate says he'll email all registered and trial users when the formal release of ver 2 is made. In the meantime, it's FB for those who want to exercise the Beta 1.3
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 06-04-2019
Replies: 128
Views: 11,564
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
Better automatic color-adjustment. Seriously,...

Better automatic color-adjustment.

Seriously, the initial 1.2 was very good, got our attention. Beta 1.3 is better. The examples he's posted from the update about to be released are terrific.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 06-03-2019
Replies: 128
Views: 11,564
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
Frank - To get the 1.3 Beta it appears that you...

Frank -

To get the 1.3 Beta it appears that you need to be on the facebook group.

Nate says this makes it easier for him.

He's notify everyone when he's ready to a formal release, but in the...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 05-31-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 549
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
You aren't the first to face this problem, but...

You aren't the first to face this problem, but probably isn't a product. Unscrew the enlarger head and see what it would take to position it out a couple of inches. You would probably have to make...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 05-31-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 549
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
Column is vertical? Or slanted? We have a...

Column is vertical? Or slanted?

We have a straightforward geometry problem. If column is straight, unless you are willing to crop off part of negative, you have to get the head further from the...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 05-30-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 3,276
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
This is an old thread, but I'll comment anyway....

This is an old thread, but I'll comment anyway. The complicated method in #17 looks like the method posted by Burton long ago, in the era of Photoshop 5. Google "burton orange mask color negative" to...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 05-28-2019
Replies: 262
Views: 6,148
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
B/W aerial of the frozen lake, no writing, that's...

B/W aerial of the frozen lake, no writing, that's the bonus. A card I created for my local community here in NH, easy to slip into the envelope. Best regards, everyone!
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-28-2019
Replies: 143
Views: 12,277
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
Small update: - Now using a Solux 4700K bulb ...

Small update:
- Now using a Solux 4700K bulb
- UV and Hoya RA54 "Intensifier" filters on the scan-camera
- Negative Lab Pro v 1.31 (it's a beta, but available via NLP Facebook group)
- Minor...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-26-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 463
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
Repair - A few years ago, I had Mark Hama CLA an...

Repair - A few years ago, I had Mark Hama CLA an RTS for me.

Comment: I also have one RTS body with weird electronic problem. Exposes properly at f/5.6, but exposure errors get worse and worse...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 05-23-2019
Replies: 262
Views: 6,148
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
After a brief explanation, my post-people were...

After a brief explanation, my post-people were willing the pull out their fancy stamp and apply the postmark (Blam!) while I watched.
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 05-23-2019
Replies: 262
Views: 6,148
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
Received 24 here in New England. Terrific shots,...

Received 24 here in New England. Terrific shots, all very nice to have.

Sent the last of mine on Monday. Best regards to all!
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-22-2019
Replies: 124
Views: 51,357
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
Sent mine to the head bartender...

Sent mine to the head bartender (CameraQuest).

They did an excellent Nikon S2 I am now enjoying.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 05-22-2019
Replies: 128
Views: 11,564
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
Yes. Do buy now. Install 1.2, and enter your...

Yes. Do buy now. Install 1.2, and enter your registration code.

Join the FaceBook group for Negative Lab Pro. Ask there for the location for 1.31, now available, designated as Beta, but being used...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-21-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 849
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
Just discovered that Concord Camera Store (now...

Just discovered that Concord Camera Store (now "Concord Photo Service"), in Concord NH, does scanning that must be Pakon for $1.25 a strip. Result is 6MPx jpegs.

That's actually pretty reasonable.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-20-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 849
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
I've experimented with all the approaches, not...

I've experimented with all the approaches, not with that particular scanner, but with the highly regarded Nikon CoolScan V (LS50).

Pakon:
+ Fast and automatic, feeds full rolls or strips. Quoted...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 05-18-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 790
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
Good luck with repairs. Bravo Nikon for...

Good luck with repairs. Bravo Nikon for identifying problem and recalling.
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 05-18-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 790
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
Huss, this is an exotic case. VR doesn't know the...

Huss, this is an exotic case. VR doesn't know the Negative is being held rigid-to-the-camera while whole rig moves during hand held exposure. It's trying to compensate as though you are pointed at a...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-17-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 761
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
Bad Camera and Camera-related ads

Facebook's ingenious ad algorithms are showing me photo t-shirts every day.

This one is absurd, not a camera or t-shirt I would wear.

Of course, it's backwards. But what camera is...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-17-2019
Replies: 502
Views: 37,012
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
Godfrey, that's a great image, well done. NLP is...

Godfrey, that's a great image, well done.

NLP is $99, but download for free and convert 12 images without obligation.
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 05-15-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 457
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
The A6000 would be right in the sweet spot for...

The A6000 would be right in the sweet spot for camera-scan of 120 or 35mm film. Sony has an inexpensive APS macro lens that's quite good. Or, any legacy manual focus macro lens.

For camera-scan you...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-15-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 778
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
Huss, why is the leak at a different spot in the...

Huss, why is the leak at a different spot in the two shots you posted?
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-15-2019
Replies: 502
Views: 37,012
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
One person I know is using a Pringles can where...

One person I know is using a Pringles can where you have a cardboard tube. Inside is blackened, I believe. I've got a bellows lens shade for this purpose.

Yes, important to eliminate reflections and...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-15-2019
Replies: 502
Views: 37,012
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
Huss, that's a great beach scene, and all the...

Huss, that's a great beach scene, and all the recent images are terrific.

Camera-scanning is here to stay!
Forum: Photo Software 05-15-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,039
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
Well... At $10/mo for the photographer's package...

Well... At $10/mo for the photographer's package of LR and PS, I'm a happy camper. There are, of course, advantages to using the latest versions. New features are cool and happy to have...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 05-13-2019
Replies: 262
Views: 6,148
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
You know, this is 2019. It's time for mistakes...

You know, this is 2019. It's time for mistakes like this to END.

Last round, I ordered postcards from Staples. Received, instead of mine, a large box of "Support the _____ Highschool Sports Booster...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 05-13-2019
Replies: 262
Views: 6,148
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
Terrific cards arriving here in New England, ten...

Terrific cards arriving here in New England, ten to date, and I'm now sending mine a few at a time.

I'll use envelopes, except for those who have indicated a different preference. In the envelope,...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-12-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 768
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
Meter. Whether it's in the camera or around your...

Meter. Whether it's in the camera or around your neck. Measurement. Yes, guestimates are a valid way to work, but I prefer measurement.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-10-2019
Replies: 502
Views: 37,012
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
Yes. Tried them all, Negative Lab Pro is a break...

Yes. Tried them all, Negative Lab Pro is a break through for camera-scan of color-negative material.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-10-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 700
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
I used ADONAL with good results and good...

I used ADONAL with good results and good stability for a while.

Do be careful: All these are caustic enough to give a wicked burn; a splash into the eye could be catastrophic.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-02-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 753
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
What's your light source behind the film?

What's your light source behind the film?
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-02-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 181
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
Modern mobile phone is great in good western...

Modern mobile phone is great in good western light.

Just had a similar experience in Sedona.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-27-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 332
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
Here's my find the leak method: - Click off...

Here's my find the leak method:
- Click off four blank frames
- Leave camera in the light for a day or so. Expose one frame normally.
- Then click off four more blank frames.
- Develop, and find...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-27-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 332
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
I suspect the door hinge; have seen this. Light...

I suspect the door hinge; have seen this. Light leak door hinge onto the film on the take-up spool. Look for a secondary leak next layer down. Intensity depends on how long between shots, how much...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 04-20-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 465
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
V500 and V600 here. These will produce good...

V500 and V600 here. These will produce good prints at 6x the linear dimension of the film.

So, it's just a little stretch for making 8x10 from 35mm.

But, makes a nice 12x18" print from 6x9cm...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 04-20-2019
Replies: 262
Views: 6,148
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
Received draft list from STK. Not the avery...

Received draft list from STK. Not the avery labels version.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 04-19-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 718
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
All good stuff in the articles. But misses the...

All good stuff in the articles.

But misses the point that smaller formats will facilitate other advantages: Ultra fast lenses, image stabilization. Important Ming Thein essay... Consider a shot in...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 04-11-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 799
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
It's a great camera. And, today, in working...

It's a great camera.

And, today, in working order, it's a valuable camera.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-11-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 426
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
I had an SLR with a bug on the focusing screen....

I had an SLR with a bug on the focusing screen. Ugly.
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 04-10-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 855
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
Surprised at finding this thread... Good color...

Surprised at finding this thread... Good color from C-41 is what these machines (Noritsu, Frontier, and Pakon) were designed to do.

When I start with a new medium or process, I'll do basic test...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 04-09-2019
Replies: 70
Views: 2,385
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
Back to the Teton's image from #66 above. I just...

Back to the Teton's image from #66 above.

I just had it printed at 20x30" at Costco, and I'm very happy with the print.

This print from camera scan is far better than any I ever got from mid-level...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-09-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 526
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
OK. Same post both threads: Contax RTS, in good...

OK. Same post both threads:

Contax RTS, in good shape and working with one exception: Exposes correctly at f/5.6, progressively off exposure as you change f-stop. Mark Hama says he can't fix it;...
Forum: Photo Software 04-07-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 773
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
Fabulous dog portrait!

Fabulous dog portrait!
Forum: Photo Software 04-07-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 773
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
645 Pro is a great camera App. It does have some...

645 Pro is a great camera App. It does have some features that may require practice or sleuthing out. There's an option for "developed Raw" capture, delivered as a DNG, but what that means is, I...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 04-07-2019
Replies: 502
Views: 37,012
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
Thanks. Grain Surgery was acquired by Adobe and...

Thanks. Grain Surgery was acquired by Adobe and seems to have disappeared. Perhaps it's built-into Despeckle.

Here's a 100% screen shot of a very grainy late 60's Kodachrome slide, camera-scan at...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 04-07-2019
Replies: 502
Views: 37,012
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
I second these points. Manual focus, stiff,...

I second these points.

Manual focus, stiff, solid rig so nothing is moving.
Focus peaking. Magnified live view, still see just a bit of f-peaking.
Then even more magnified live view, final...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-05-2019
Replies: 67
Views: 1,147
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
Check file size received vs. the file size when...

Check file size received vs. the file size when you uploaded?
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 04-05-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,629
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
No problem here. Looks untouched. Shutter was...

No problem here. Looks untouched. Shutter was un-cocked and works just fine. Little slip of paper over the pressure plate. Batteries exp 2005; I discarded them. Haven't loaded film.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-03-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 318
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
If you are taking a MacBook Air, that's a real...

If you are taking a MacBook Air, that's a real computer too.

Run both software on the MacBook Air. Move the catalog and the images to the desktop when you get back.

Now, are you thinking about...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 04-02-2019
Replies: 70
Views: 2,385
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
More learning: - With higher resolution rig,...

More learning:
- With higher resolution rig, easy to get grainy, gritty images. Solution: turn-down or turn-off capture sharpening in LR, increase NR, and start at Clarity=0.
- Slides kept in a...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 04-02-2019
Replies: 502
Views: 37,012
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
Jackson Hole WY. Kodachrome 64, Nikon F2, from...

Jackson Hole WY. Kodachrome 64, Nikon F2, from 1977. Camera-scan Sony A7, 3000K LED illumination. My Carousel slide projector hack.

http://2under.net/images/770800-1-Tetons-SL009_DSC9870-Scr.jpg
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 04-02-2019
Replies: 502
Views: 37,012
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
Congrats. A7 and A6000 are my go-to's for...

Congrats. A7 and A6000 are my go-to's for this.

Hearing exactly that point, I tested the new iPhone 7 screen and it surprisingly turned out better than other light sources for cam-scan of negatives...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 04-01-2019
Replies: 502
Views: 37,012
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
Solution in LR: - Reduce capture sharpening,...

Solution in LR:
- Reduce capture sharpening, start at zero
- Add luminance noise reduction, and increase color noise reduction
- Start with Clarity at zero

Now, the grain is less visible, images...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 04-01-2019
Replies: 502
Views: 37,012
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
NEX-5T is great. If you want more resolution,...

NEX-5T is great.

If you want more resolution, the Sony A6000 is, I think, a sweet spot for camera-scan: 24MPx, Focus peaking and Focus Magnifier, tilt screen. And, now down in price a good bit.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 04-01-2019
Replies: 502
Views: 37,012
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
Camera-scan friends - What are you doing when...

Camera-scan friends -

What are you doing when your camera-scan produces too much detail, when the grain shows too much? Comparing some of my camera-scans to lab scans (from mid 2000's), I like their...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 04-01-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,629
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
Bessa L is cool. Here we are with a 35 lens...

Bessa L is cool. Here we are with a 35 lens (Komura f/3.5) and accessory finder (Metro Case 3D printed box for finder from a Canon OWL):

http://2under.net/images/190331-BessaL-Komura35-IMG_3007.png
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 04-01-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,629
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
All's well that ends well...

Somewhat bizarre, but the Bessa L is in hand, exactly as advertised.

Bizarre:
- Quoted material above.
- Photo Village insisted again card could not be charged. Bank contradicts.
- They asked for...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-31-2019
Replies: 502
Views: 37,012
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
Sure, that works. Just the extra work as you...

Sure, that works. Just the extra work as you noted.
Forum: Sony Alpha / NEX News / General Discussion 03-31-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 387
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
Yes, I saw those features and functions, but my...

Yes, I saw those features and functions, but my interest is primarily on focusing in live view.
Forum: Sony Alpha / NEX News / General Discussion 03-31-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 387
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
Free trial was a good suggestion. My interest...

Free trial was a good suggestion.

My interest is in tethered live-view for manual focusing macro for camera-scan of slides & negatives. Secondarily for framing and positioning the original. Capture...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-31-2019
Replies: 502
Views: 37,012
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
IMHO, 24MPx digital with a good lens is plenty...

IMHO, 24MPx digital with a good lens is plenty for A3 (roughly 12x16 & 12x18) prints.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-31-2019
Replies: 502
Views: 37,012
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
I say, rig up some kind of illumination and give...

I say, rig up some kind of illumination and give it a try. See if you like it. Seriously, try iPhone and Lightroom CC for your MF negatives.

24MPx Mirrorless body and a macro lens will be a...
Forum: Sony Alpha / NEX News / General Discussion 03-30-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 387
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
Thanks for the comment. Appreciated!

Thanks for the comment. Appreciated!
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-30-2019
Replies: 502
Views: 37,012
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
Yes, Digital ICE is a big positive for CoolScan.

Yes, Digital ICE is a big positive for CoolScan.
Forum: Sony Alpha / NEX News / General Discussion 03-30-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 387
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
Tethered Shooting... Capture One Pro? (On Sale)

Any comments on software for tethered shooting with Sony gear? (E and FE mount mirrorless).

In particular, any comments on Capture One Pro for Sony tethered shooting?

It's on sale thru tonight,...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-29-2019
Replies: 502
Views: 37,012
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
Not much in life is really...

Not much in life is really essential.

Questions:
- MF lenses? Manual focus 35mm lenses? or medium format?
- What are your aims for camera-scan? Screen/web/email? Good prints of ___ size? Archival...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-29-2019
Replies: 502
Views: 37,012
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
Yes, I too find it odd. This is in a corner, but...

Yes, I too find it odd. This is in a corner, but that shouldn't affect anything much for the CoolScan. I'll keep watching.

But, my main point, supported by the center crops, is that 24MPx...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 03-28-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,629
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
Further update: Rosie insists on PayPal, "friends...

Further update: Rosie insists on PayPal, "friends and family."

So I added $3 for PayPal fee and sent as "for merchandise" referencing the order. Rosie now confirms payment received and promises to...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 03-28-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,629
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
So... Interesting. PhotoVillage got approval for...

So... Interesting. PhotoVillage got approval for my credit card payment, then reversed it around midnight, and wrote me saying, "Why don't you pay with PayPal as money to friends/family."

So, I...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 03-27-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,629
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
Yeah, probably all three of us.

Yeah, probably all three of us.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 03-27-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,629
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
Successful order just a moment ago. $79 plus...

Successful order just a moment ago. $79 plus shipping.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-26-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 490
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
Bennfoto... IF you ever get a Yashica Electro,...

Bennfoto... IF you ever get a Yashica Electro, go to him for the Yashica Electro-35 Battery Adapter.

The pictures you posted are terrific.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-25-2019
Replies: 502
Views: 37,012
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
Finally, here's the upper RH corner. No contest...

Finally, here's the upper RH corner. No contest here.

http://2under.net/images/190325-Tetons-SL093-Sony-vs-CoolScan-URCorner-2x.png
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-25-2019
Replies: 502
Views: 37,012
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
Center at 2:1 for detail. (You may have to click...

Center at 2:1 for detail. (You may have to click in the image to see it 1700 pixels wide.)

http://2under.net/images/190325-Tetons-SL093-Sony-vs-CoolScan-Center-2x.png
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-25-2019
Replies: 502
Views: 37,012
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
Sure. Sony A7 camera-scan vs. Nikon CoolScan V...

Sure. Sony A7 camera-scan vs. Nikon CoolScan V (with VueScan). First, looking at a large area, colors are a little different, could certainly be adjusted to match. Both scans have been adjusted for...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-25-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 583
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
Excellent rig!

Excellent rig!
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-25-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 583
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
Right, Huss. I think we are both right: - NLP is...

Right, Huss. I think we are both right:
- NLP is terrific, good results automatically
- Better source means less adjusting
- But, with most any light source it's reasonably easy to adjust

Scan of...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-24-2019
Replies: 70
Views: 2,385
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
Here is the inside of the rig, showing the...

Here is the inside of the rig, showing the position of the reflector, the removed heat-absorbing glass, and the condensor (left in...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-23-2019
Replies: 502
Views: 37,012
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
1977 shot, Nikon F2, prime lens, Kodachrome...

1977 shot, Nikon F2, prime lens, Kodachrome 64.

Camera-scan on my modified Carousel projector, Sony A7, APO Rodagon D 1x lens. Below at screen res (1400 wide). The full 24MPx file should produce a...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-23-2019
Replies: 70
Views: 2,385
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
Yes, the throughput is fabulous. Then, there's a...

Yes, the throughput is fabulous. Then, there's a bit of post...

Curious about the 105 Nikkor, it's supposed to be better.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-23-2019
Replies: 70
Views: 2,385
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
And here's the Tetons image from the new Carousel...

And here's the Tetons image from the new Carousel rig. I have blurred the sky, so don't look for dye clouds here. Kodachrome 64, Nikon gear, hand-held. I'm sure this will make a good print. Screen...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-23-2019
Replies: 70
Views: 2,385
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
Another comparison, here is a 2:1 screen shot of...

Another comparison, here is a 2:1 screen shot of the sky in the Tetons image, upper right in full image:
- LEFT: Rodagon D, carefully focused, as in previous item
- RIGHT: 105mm Micro Nikkor...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-23-2019
Replies: 70
Views: 2,385
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
Here's a comparison at 2:1 in Lightroom. -...

Here's a comparison at 2:1 in Lightroom.
- LEFT: Rodagon D, Sony A7, 1/200th, ISO 100, new diffuser
- RIGHT: 105mm Micro Nikkor, D7200, 1/10th, ISO 100, old plastic diffuser

Note difference in...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-23-2019
Replies: 70
Views: 2,385
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
More about resolution. In my version 1, with...

More about resolution.

In my version 1, with 105mm f/2.8 Micro Nikkor AF, using auto-focus, with version 1 diffuser, I was shooting at 1/10 or so. With my USAF 1951 test slide, I measure that this...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-19-2019
Replies: 70
Views: 2,385
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
Back at it. There's a resolution loss in my rig....

Back at it. There's a resolution loss in my rig.

Pretty sure it's vibration from the fan. Using an 8-watt LED, I think I can just turn the fan off (cut the wire). But, I still want faster shutter...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-19-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 583
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
Huss in on the right line (above). But, I...

Huss in on the right line (above).

But, I disagree about illumination: Skip the $20 or $30 light pad. Spend $100 on a good one with good quality light (e.g. high CRI). Kaiser is a good one....
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 03-19-2019
Replies: 262
Views: 6,148
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
I use Staples Copy Print here in the US. Others...

I use Staples Copy Print here in the US. Others have used Moo.
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 03-19-2019
Replies: 262
Views: 6,148
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
Join in! Here's a sample of the kind of fun...

Join in! Here's a sample of the kind of fun you'll have!

http://2under.net/images/190319-RFF-Postcards10-IMG_2970.JPG
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 03-19-2019
Replies: 262
Views: 6,148
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
Count me in! Email sent.

Count me in! Email sent.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-18-2019
Replies: 73
Views: 1,870
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
Focusing on cameras for producing best...

Focusing on cameras for producing best images...

Interesting essay by Ming Thein (https://blog.mingthein.com/2019/02/21/bigger-isnt-always-better/) about sensor size.

Compare shooting with these...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-16-2019
Replies: 206
Views: 6,506
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
And, while we are at it, the Contax SLRs are...

And, while we are at it, the Contax SLRs are terrific, and now reasonably priced. Especially reasonable if you use Yashica brand glass.

Contax RTS (and the more-or-less) equivalent Yashica...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-16-2019
Replies: 206
Views: 6,506
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
N90s is good and inexpensive now, but F100 is...

N90s is good and inexpensive now, but F100 is even better.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-16-2019
Replies: 206
Views: 6,506
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
Sounds interesting. Just checked... $500 on the...

Sounds interesting. Just checked... $500 on the auction site. Oops, no longer of interest here.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-09-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 942
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
For ordinary humans (not museums): - Have two...

For ordinary humans (not museums):

- Have two copies, in different physical locations (e.g. safe deposit box)

- Shift to new (probably larger) hard drive every three years. Discard old ones...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-06-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 974
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
That's exactly the issue with mine.

That's exactly the issue with mine.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-05-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 974
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
Do you think that will have higher resolution...

Do you think that will have higher resolution that shooting with Ektar?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-05-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 974
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
Brett and all, Thanks everyone for the comments....

Brett and all,

Thanks everyone for the comments. Looks like mine is going to be a shelf queen. It looks terrific, it clicks and sounds like it's working, but Brett's test is instructive: Shutter...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-05-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 974
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
Any love for Ziess Ikon Contaflex?

Buying a camera I wanted, along with it came a Contaflex II. Seems to be working, and trying to decide whether to exercise it or put on shelf.

Any love out there for the Contaflex? How is the 45mm...
Forum: RFF News 02-20-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,203
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
Just another example of verbing. A pox on our...

Just another example of verbing. A pox on our time!

I must say that this irritating ad gets the point across. Irritating because it makes the mother look pretty unreasonable.
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 02-15-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 485
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
I think the best answer is to try one. When I did...

I think the best answer is to try one. When I did so, I was pleasantly surprised.
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 02-15-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 485
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
I am very pleased with 20x30 prints (both glossy...

I am very pleased with 20x30 prints (both glossy on paper, and glossy on metal) from my 24MPx crop body Nikon and Sony cameras. And, I like a print that stands inspection when I bring my eyes in...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-12-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 1,726
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
To the OP, suggest you post in the "Nikon...

To the OP, suggest you post in the "Nikon CoolScan Users" group on Facebook.

A couple of hardware repair pros there have been very helpful with things like what you are experiencing.
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 02-12-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 4,594
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
Sony's focus peaking is very effective for using...

Sony's focus peaking is very effective for using MF glass.
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 02-12-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 4,594
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
LensRentals.com - A great way to test gear that...

LensRentals.com - A great way to test gear that you might want to buy. And, in some cases, if you like the item, you can pay a very reasonable (but not bargain) used equipment price and just keep...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-05-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,178
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
Pakon is excellent for color negatives. While...

Pakon is excellent for color negatives. While many report success with virtual machines on modern Macs, I've had better luck with an old Windows XP computer.

If you go this route, find and join the...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-05-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,178
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
I've measured the resolution of my Epson V500 at...

I've measured the resolution of my Epson V500 at 1300 ppi in one direction and 1800 ppi in the other.

I get good prints at 6x the linear dimension of the negative.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-05-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,178
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
What to do with negatives? The question is about...

What to do with negatives? The question is about B&W in this case. I'm assuming 35mm.
- Nikon CoolScan or equivalent, $1000+, slow, 24MPx output, 8x10 with ease.
- Pakon F135 or F135 Plus, $1000+,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-05-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 554
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
Precision... A sponsor here. Excellent high res...

Precision... A sponsor here. Excellent high res jpg scans.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-01-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 432
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
Thursday morning, clear in NH, Moon, Venus, and...

Thursday morning, clear in NH, Moon, Venus, and ?? Mars? No, it was Jupiter. Excellent show! But, no photo.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-30-2019
Replies: 70
Views: 2,385
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
Update... The Carousel projector has a fan and...

Update... The Carousel projector has a fan and another motor running continuously. Vibration is an issue, never noticed while projecting, but can see it in trying for the best Camera-scans. I'm...
Forum: RFF Polls 01-29-2019
Replies: 62
Views: 2,938
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
Whoops! So much for gender balance.

Whoops! So much for gender balance.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-28-2019
Replies: 502
Views: 37,012
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
That's a small area of this overall...

That's a small area of this overall scene:

http://2under.net/images/770800-Tetons-DSC4516-LREdit-Sh-Scr-wNotes.jpg
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-28-2019
Replies: 502
Views: 37,012
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
Hello Jack -- Good to hear from you again. Yes,...

Hello Jack -- Good to hear from you again.

Yes, high frequency detail will be a problem. My gear for one-shot camera scans of 35mm measures at 64 cycles/mm (USAF 1951 glass target). At 2x for...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-28-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 431
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
Made one from a body cap for Sony A7. Couple of...

Made one from a body cap for Sony A7. Couple of fun shots, then stopped using it. Here's one. DOF from Soda can 6" to neighboring house...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-27-2019
Replies: 502
Views: 37,012
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
Did a little test on a pretty good 1977...

Did a little test on a pretty good 1977 Kodachrome 64 negative (35mm). One shot capture with an APS camera and good macro lens. Compared to a stitch of four shots creating 50MPx file. No additional...
Forum: Chris Crawford 01-26-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 528
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
Good to hear. Chris, your tutorials are terrific;...

Good to hear. Chris, your tutorials are terrific; much appreciated.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-25-2019
Replies: 70
Views: 2,385
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
I now find that that capture wasn't optimal...

I now find that that capture wasn't optimal sharpness. Don't know why yet, but further exploration (different lens & body) shows I can get a lot more image detail out of that slide.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-25-2019
Replies: 502
Views: 37,012
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
Thanks, Huss. I'll record one vote for 24MPx as...

Thanks, Huss. I'll record one vote for 24MPx as enough for a good, big print.

But, still doesn't quite answer my question: How many pixels to reach the point of diminishing (or zero) return in...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-25-2019
Replies: 502
Views: 37,012
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
How many pixels do we need? e.g. for 35mm?

How many pixels do we need to "get everything" that could be in the image for 35mm slides and negatives?

I have been assuming that 35mm film would have maximum of 6-10 MPx of image information. So,...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-25-2019
Replies: 143
Views: 12,277
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
For those OK with making by-hand adjustments in...

For those OK with making by-hand adjustments in Photoshop, this video by SamJBond (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wq1C4eVxWO8&frags=pl%2Cwn) has clear demo of his adjustment techniques.
Forum: Travel 01-24-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 427
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
The beautiful Happo-en garden, right in Tokyo,...

The beautiful Happo-en garden, right in Tokyo, Minato-ku.

https://jpninfo.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/happoen-2.jpg
Forum: Travel 01-24-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 427
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
All the above comments are good. Still good...

All the above comments are good. Still good camera retailers and many good used shops. For rangefinder classics, expensive stores. Ginza, right?

But, my personal favorite is Fujiya Camera in Nakano,...
Forum: Yashica RF 01-24-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 325
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
I've done exactly this for a Sony conversion. See...

I've done exactly this for a Sony conversion. See this thread here on RFF (https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=159474). Has some instructions and links.

The maker of the mount...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-23-2019
Replies: 70
Views: 2,385
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
Thanks for the example. Much appreciated.

Thanks for the example. Much appreciated.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-23-2019
Replies: 70
Views: 2,385
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
Thank you for this comment. I don't see them...

Thank you for this comment. I don't see them either. [ UPDATE: 3/20/2019 @dmr is right, see updates below. ]

I'll investigate. Quick google says the dye clouds are 1.25 to 4 microns. I highly doubt...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-23-2019
Replies: 70
Views: 2,385
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
Yes, my whole archive. Starting with good images...

Yes, my whole archive. Starting with good images I've previous selected years ago.

No, to automatic. Here's why:
- I look at each image, place the AF focus point.
- Click with auto-exposure
-...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-23-2019
Replies: 70
Views: 2,385
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
One more. Again, Tetons, 1977 Kodachrome, Teton...

One more. Again, Tetons, 1977 Kodachrome, Teton range from Jackson Lake Lodge. Some adjustments in LR. Reduced to screen...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-23-2019
Replies: 70
Views: 2,385
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
Summary and how-to. Basic: - Find a projector....

Summary and how-to.

Basic:
- Find a projector. Check that "advance" works. This is the usual failing of Carousels.
- Remove the lens
- Add a diffuser to the light path. Careful, it can get hot in...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-23-2019
Replies: 70
Views: 2,385
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
I think my rig is now ready for production....

I think my rig is now ready for production. Here's a sample, a Kodachrome from 1977, in the Grand Teton National Park. Camera-scan of my slide in my modified projector, shot with 24MPx Nikon D7200...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-20-2019
Replies: 124
Views: 3,083
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
Missed one? Yes, the Yashica T4 with Zeiss lens.

Missed one? Yes, the Yashica T4 with Zeiss lens.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-20-2019
Replies: 70
Views: 2,385
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
Making good progress. Started seeing very ugly...

Making good progress. Started seeing very ugly and unusual artifact in the middle of some slides.

Remember, I've removed the 250w bulb and replaced with a 50w equiv LED, so the slide lighting is two...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-20-2019
Replies: 502
Views: 37,012
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
Huss, that's a great shot! Thanks!

Huss, that's a great shot! Thanks!
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-19-2019
Replies: 70
Views: 2,385
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
First, the exposures were quite close. Only minor...

First, the exposures were quite close. Only minor LR adjustments to Exp and Contrast.

I have the same questions. In my opinion, Kodak and photo finishers decided that consumers wanted more...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-18-2019
Replies: 70
Views: 2,385
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
Here are tests of the bulbs, shooting a Color...

Here are tests of the bulbs, shooting a Color Checker. Sony camera. Lightroom, Profile: Camera Neutral. (Other profiles give more saturation and punch).
- Left is the LED, claiming 90+ CRI
- Right...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-18-2019
Replies: 128
Views: 11,564
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
Yes, that one works pretty well.

Yes, that one works pretty well.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-18-2019
Replies: 128
Views: 11,564
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
Sounds like you are looking for a good color-neg...

Sounds like you are looking for a good color-neg conversion in Photoshop.

See this thread (https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=163214) for details and examples of several...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-18-2019
Replies: 128
Views: 11,564
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
Maybe show an example? Also, there's more...

Maybe show an example?

Also, there's more traffic and regular participation by the developer on the NLP Facebook page.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-17-2019
Replies: 70
Views: 2,385
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
For this project, camera-scan of slides, choosing...

For this project, camera-scan of slides, choosing a light source to replace the 300w projector bulb.

The choice is basically between halogen and LED. Specifically, I have these options, all MR16:
...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-17-2019
Replies: 502
Views: 37,012
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
For my present project, camera-scan of slides,...

For my present project, camera-scan of slides, choosing a light source. I have these options, all MR16:
- Solux 4700K halogen (incandescent) bulb.
- Bulbrite 3000K halogen bulb
- LED MR16 bulb,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-17-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 834
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
I've used Precision with excellent results for...

I've used Precision with excellent results for C-41; they have an attractive offer for RFF members. That said, if you are shooting B&W, I suggest checking first with them.

Another I can highly...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-17-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 2,552
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
Now I'm worried. He's always been extremely...

Now I'm worried. He's always been extremely responsible, a person of real character. If he's gone silent... I'm worried. Anyone local to him, or have mutual friends?
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 01-17-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 255
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
A fabulous show. One learning point: No clouds...

A fabulous show.

One learning point: No clouds in his early photos, just dark skies (e.g. Monolith, Face of Half Dome, 1927, well-displayed in the show). Kodak Ortho Film was awful at showing...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-17-2019
Replies: 70
Views: 2,385
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
Whole reason for doing this is the slide...

Whole reason for doing this is the slide transport. Check your worn-out one. The usual failure on these projectors is the slide advance.

eBay or Amazon has solutions for "Kodak Carousel Projector...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-16-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 801
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
I have the 7Artisans 35mm f/2 for Sony E-mount....

I have the 7Artisans 35mm f/2 for Sony E-mount. I'm quit happy with the images.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-16-2019
Replies: 70
Views: 2,385
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
Key is to place a diffuser in the light path....

Key is to place a diffuser in the light path. Best place seems to be on the slide-side of the heat absorbing glass (the flat glass, not the convex lens).

Caution: It's a 300w lamp, make sure you are...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-16-2019
Replies: 70
Views: 2,385
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
I frame the shot to include a bit of black border...

I frame the shot to include a bit of black border around the slide image area. It's pretty easy to see whether things are lined up.

Is this truly planar? I don't know.

Would be hard to do the...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-16-2019
Replies: 70
Views: 2,385
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
Next step. - Same lamp, 300w, overkill but hard...

Next step.
- Same lamp, 300w, overkill but hard to switch-out. It's 3400K type ELH.
- Better diffuser. Cut from plastic lid for storage bin. Seems color neutral.
- Camera on tripod, aimed more...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-16-2019
Replies: 70
Views: 2,385
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
Exactly. Longer focal length lens allows slide to...

Exactly. Longer focal length lens allows slide to fill more of the image area.

For anyone who wants to try it at home: 1) rig some kind of diffuser, be careful it could get hot in there, 2) remove...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-16-2019
Replies: 70
Views: 2,385
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
Yes, I've heard of this, and I think I've done it...

Yes, I've heard of this, and I think I've done it in a pinch.

Might work, but I'm not going to go that route; I prefer a compact setup rather than one in which I have to darken the room.

Hope...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-16-2019
Replies: 70
Views: 2,385
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
How much contrast in slides? Here's the histogram...

How much contrast in slides? Here's the histogram from the beach scene.

There is more density range in the slide than in color negatives. Camera-scan of slides may benefit from bracketing and HDR....
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-16-2019
Replies: 70
Views: 2,385
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
50 Watt Solux Halogen 12v, 50W EIKO MR16 (GU5.3),...

50 Watt Solux Halogen 12v, 50W EIKO MR16 (GU5.3), with a remarkable 4700K color temp.

That's 1/4 the heat output. Very interesting idea.

Until (unless) I hacksaw the projector, I'd like to avoid...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-15-2019
Replies: 70
Views: 2,385
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
I see some dust problems above.

I see some dust problems above.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-15-2019
Replies: 70
Views: 2,385
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
Next step: APS camera (D300 is handy, 12MPx)....

Next step: APS camera (D300 is handy, 12MPx). 105mm Micro-Nikkor. Same arrangement, hand held, shooting into the hole. Nantucket 1970. (Ignore the mottled sky; that's my crummy diffuser.)

I think...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-15-2019
Replies: 70
Views: 2,385
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
LED flicker... Good point.

LED flicker... Good point.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-15-2019
Replies: 70
Views: 2,385
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
Have to see how many pixels I can get without...

Have to see how many pixels I can get without applying hacksaw to the projector.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-15-2019
Replies: 70
Views: 2,385
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
The projector bulb is 300 watts. I'm going to...

The projector bulb is 300 watts. I'm going to look for a far less hot solution.

As for edge unfocus, too early to tell. Slides are not perfectly flat. Will see.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-15-2019
Replies: 70
Views: 2,385
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
My interest in this is to quickly scan a lot of...

My interest in this is to quickly scan a lot of slides at "snapshot" quality, sort these out in Lightroom, then rescan the "keepers" with Coolscan.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-15-2019
Replies: 70
Views: 2,385
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
Please comment!

Please comment!
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-15-2019
Replies: 70
Views: 2,385
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
Conclusions so far: - Need better diffuser. (The...

Conclusions so far:
- Need better diffuser. (The mottled sky in first photo; those aren't clouds)
- Without hacksawing the projector, and with this "normal" focal length macro, I get about 1.5MPx...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-15-2019
Replies: 70
Views: 2,385
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
Another, both are chromes from...

Another, both are chromes from 1970.

http://2under.net/images/190115-CarouselSlideScanner-Bicycle_DSC6849.jpg
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-15-2019
Replies: 70
Views: 2,385
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
Here's the same shot with a big crop and a bit of...

Here's the same shot with a big crop and a bit of adjustment.

http://2under.net/images/190115-CarouselSlideScanner-Jay_DSC6843.jpg
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-15-2019
Replies: 70
Views: 2,385
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
Sony A6000 with the Sony 30mm f/3.5 AF macro lens...

Sony A6000 with the Sony 30mm f/3.5 AF macro lens is the first attempt. Yes, I can capture the slide. And, the color is within...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-15-2019
Replies: 70
Views: 2,385
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
Oops, we need a diffuser for the light. Opening...

Oops, we need a diffuser for the light. Opening the light box on this 760H projector, I can slip in a sheet of diffusion material between the condensing lens and the slide. There is plenty of...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-15-2019
Replies: 70
Views: 2,385
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
Here's the most simple first approach: - Remove...

Here's the most simple first approach:
- Remove the projector lens
- Point the camera into the opening
- Snap

http://2under.net/images/190115-CarouselSlideScanner-SetupOverall-IMG_2604.jpg
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-15-2019
Replies: 70
Views: 2,385
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
So, first of all, anyone else tried this? If you...

So, first of all, anyone else tried this?

If you google "Carousel Slide Scan" you'll find a few, some with hints and suggestions. I'm gonna start blindingly simple, to get a feel for the challenge.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-15-2019
Replies: 70
Views: 2,385
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
Scan Slides with Kodak Carousel Projector (Hack)

Could I hack a Kodak Carousel projector to make a slide-scanning rig? Use the slide-by-slide feed to speed up camera scanning? Point a camera right into the opening, use AF, and make my...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-10-2019
Replies: 396
Views: 6,174
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
Meanwhile, Voigtlander Bessa.

Meanwhile, Voigtlander Bessa.
Forum: Nikon RF 01-10-2019
Replies: 396
Views: 6,174
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
What would be the best imaginable classic...

What would be the best imaginable classic re-issue?
Forum: Sony Alpha / NEX News / General Discussion 01-09-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 1,793
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
FWIW, after a year of use, this flash is...

FWIW, after a year of use, this flash is terrific. Godox TT685s and the wireless trigger X1TS, all for Sony.
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 01-09-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 778
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
Maybe a dumb question, but are you sure the...

Maybe a dumb question, but are you sure the defect is in the negative? Or could it be in the scan or print process, not in the negative?
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-09-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 925
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
Good for Medium Format scanning. I think it makes...

Good for Medium Format scanning. I think it makes excellent prints 6-8x the linear dimension of the negative.
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 01-09-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 408
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
See this thread...

See this thread (https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=108016) for my approach to figuring out light leaks.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-08-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 929
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
Yes, the color inversion of color-neg is the...

Yes, the color inversion of color-neg is the challenge.

Quick answers:
- Any high CRI light source from incandescent to LED to flash.
- Shoot RAW. You need the extra bits for the inversion
-...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-07-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 929
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
VueScan for flatbed MF/LF is a winner. But,...

VueScan for flatbed MF/LF is a winner.

But, don't believe the resolution settings you can pick for the Epson flatbed. Probably 2000 ppi is the limit, so pick any number higher than that. I get...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 12-29-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 830
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
I thought you were talking about the LVS system,...

I thought you were talking about the LVS system, in which you set exposure, then if you change aperture or shutter-speed, the other changes correspondingly to hold exposure constant.

I thought the...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 12-25-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 517
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
Great work. Thanks for for posting!

Great work. Thanks for for posting!
Forum: DIYS Modifications 12-20-2018
Replies: 42
Views: 6,464
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
Today, search fails. No hint of where to buy this...

Today, search fails. No hint of where to buy this kit now.

But, converted lenses are for sale on the auction site.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 12-19-2018
Replies: 502
Views: 37,012
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
What drives me nuts is spotting for...

What drives me nuts is spotting for dust/scratches. Some of my negatives from mini-labs have a lot. Digital ICE with IR channel would do it with a scanner. What's the best solution for dust/scratch...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 12-19-2018
Replies: 502
Views: 37,012
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
What works for me with NLP in Lightroom: -...

What works for me with NLP in Lightroom:
- Eyedropper the unexposed margin
- Crop to the image area
- Run NLP with it's full automation, adjust color/tonality
- Apply... Often I'll re-invoke NLP,...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 12-16-2018
Replies: 42
Views: 1,602
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
My experience has been very good. Both on quality...

My experience has been very good. Both on quality and on quick inexpensive shipping.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 12-16-2018
Replies: 42
Views: 1,602
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
There is also the problem that unscrupulous...

There is also the problem that unscrupulous factories will make the brand name item during the day, then continue to make it, without the logo, at night. Happens especially with clothes, but could...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-16-2018
Replies: 72
Views: 2,520
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
One more comment: Playing at the state of the art...

One more comment: Playing at the state of the art is expensive.

Whatever newly introduced hot digital item that has you salivating now will be only half as expensive in 18-36 months. Ditto for golf...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-16-2018
Replies: 72
Views: 2,520
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
There's also megapixels, the current...

There's also megapixels, the current mega-mega-pixel cameras adds to the price. (I'm very happy with 24 MPx.)

Also features, like image stabilization, sensor shift, better flash systems.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 12-09-2018
Replies: 42
Views: 1,602
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
Here's an innovation from a Chinese manufacturer,...

Here's an innovation from a Chinese manufacturer, Godox, that I don't see from the major brands:

I use a Godox TT685-S on my Sony A6500 and A7ii cameras (w/MIS shoe). Works great.

Then, add the...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 12-07-2018
Replies: 136
Views: 6,920
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
The rationale for using the di-chro filter is to...

The rationale for using the di-chro filter is to bring the blue histogram up. Without the filter, with ETTR for the red channel, the blue channel lags and could produce noise when inverted.

I...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-06-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 1,076
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
Stan, do post an update if you hear from Mark....

Stan, do post an update if you hear from Mark. He's been terrific for me as well, and always responsive.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 12-06-2018
Replies: 136
Views: 6,920
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
As before, the reds are muted when I use the...

As before, the reds are muted when I use the di-chro filtration.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 12-06-2018
Replies: 136
Views: 6,920
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
Update -- I'm now liking Negative Lab Pro for...

Update -- I'm now liking Negative Lab Pro for Camera-scan conversions of color negative film. There's more on NLP in other threads. The image below is fully automatic in NLP, with only manual a...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-04-2018
Replies: 57
Views: 1,774
Posted By ColSebastianMoran
Remember than every Cloud service now offering...

Remember than every Cloud service now offering nice deals will eventually disappear, and most will not give notice, most will not offer a graceful transition.

Flickr's transition is reasonably...
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