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Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 17 Hours Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 397
Posted By charjohncarter
Nothing like a small and superior camera. ...

Nothing like a small and superior camera. Olympus over the years made the best range of good cameras: everything from superior sub-compacts to easy to carry around SLRs. This is from my Olympus...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 18 Hours Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 397
Posted By charjohncarter
This is the best time of your life, so enjoy it. ...

This is the best time of your life, so enjoy it. Yes, a couple of years ago I took a picture of a mother and daughter that I sometimes walk with on their way to school. The girl wanted to see the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Day Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 397
Posted By charjohncarter
Be sure and post them. I'm going through a...

Be sure and post them. I'm going through a backlog of old (and I mean old) negatives, and slides. Also I'm doing some maintenance on some less used cameras and other photo equipment.

Here is a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Day Ago
Replies: 370
Views: 48,216
Posted By charjohncarter
Nice clean rig.

Nice clean rig.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 1 Day Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 321
Posted By charjohncarter
Forget the knob, be sure your ground glass,...

Forget the knob, be sure your ground glass, scotch tape or whatever you use to focus on also has perfect focus with the viewing screen. You don't need to start at infinity do as you say 3-6 feet.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Days Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 1,804
Posted By charjohncarter
Well, if you mix a small amount of HC110 in your...

Well, if you mix a small amount of HC110 in your dilution, then cut some leader and put it in for your time it should turn black if it is good.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 2 Days Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 321
Posted By charjohncarter
I used a piece of plastic and used 220 sand paper...

I used a piece of plastic and used 220 sand paper to frost. Not the perfect solution, but it worked. I have used some frosted tape scotch tape across the opening but be sure it is at the film plane.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 2 Days Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 321
Posted By charjohncarter
My Rollei focus knob is off but my screen is...

My Rollei focus knob is off but my screen is original and I get right on images. It seems to me that you still have to run a roll through camera using your shimmed screen to see if it is 'on.' Or...
Forum: RFF News 2 Days Ago
Replies: 95
Views: 4,100
Posted By charjohncarter
I guess I'm like, but if I didn't have my wife...

I guess I'm like, but if I didn't have my wife around I'd go crazy.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Days Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 1,804
Posted By charjohncarter
I received this yesterday from Alaris: Mr....

I received this yesterday from Alaris:

Mr. Carter,



The crystals are a potassium salt and the product is ok to use if the crystals are left in the bottle.
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Days Ago
Replies: 71
Views: 4,345
Posted By charjohncarter
Do you have a FF DSLR? My Pentax K1 has a 35.9 x...

Do you have a FF DSLR? My Pentax K1 has a 35.9 x 24 sensor do you see a huge difference? I'm finding that the K1 DNG file size is just a little recondite for me. To send anything (which I do a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Days Ago
Replies: 70
Views: 1,415
Posted By charjohncarter
What worries me is that some of my oldest and...

What worries me is that some of my oldest and least expensive or complicated cameras are the ones I go to.
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Days Ago
Replies: 71
Views: 4,345
Posted By charjohncarter
Looks like you are having fun, keep us...

Looks like you are having fun, keep us entertained; we love it.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Days Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 1,804
Posted By charjohncarter
Darn, I'm 11:45 with dilution H, I'll try 12 next...

Darn, I'm 11:45 with dilution H, I'll try 12 next time, cheers John (joke). I did write to Alaris again (3 times), they need to get it together.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 4 Days Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 334
Posted By charjohncarter
I have three Leica lenses. All purchased at...

I have three Leica lenses. All purchased at different times and two from Ebay which usually is a dumping ground for rotten lenses. But all these lenses are from around 1953, and none have had a...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 5 Days Ago
Replies: 58
Views: 1,641
Posted By charjohncarter
I've had a IIIf since 1964, and I've never used...

I've had a IIIf since 1964, and I've never used anything but Kodak and maybe a few Fuji prepared films. So I'm not sure about these loading complaints.

I'm sorry what happened to you, but I've...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 5 Days Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 886
Posted By charjohncarter
Great work, well thought out.

Great work, well thought out.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 5 Days Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 1,804
Posted By charjohncarter
Agreed, I don't like Rodinal for 35mm. And as...

Agreed, I don't like Rodinal for 35mm. And as John Bragg says in a later post Ilford makes quality products.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 6 Days Ago
Replies: 95
Views: 7,534
Posted By charjohncarter
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48667215962_a8...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48667215962_a84f2f27cc_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2h9ycLo)Kodak Technical Pan expired 150+1 Rodinal (https://flic.kr/p/2h9ycLo) by John Carter...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 6 Days Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 1,804
Posted By charjohncarter
Good point, I may change to that too if they...

Good point, I may change to that too if they don't fix this. Also, the way I do my negatives these days is to develop, scan, and the post process with whatever editing program. So any minor...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 6 Days Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 1,804
Posted By charjohncarter
Here is what I heard from Alaris: Mr. Carter, ...

Here is what I heard from Alaris:

Mr. Carter,



Customers have noted that depending on how the bottle of developer is held to the light, the rim of the bottle can cause the solution take on a...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 6 Days Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 821
Posted By charjohncarter
My IIIf with an Elmar 50mm f3.5 has been with me...

My IIIf with an Elmar 50mm f3.5 has been with me since 1964. I still get a 'Zen' charge every time I use it. You can make up your own mine, but the Leica thread mount is...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 1,482
Posted By charjohncarter
Thanks, sometimes I think I've lost the 'IT' of...

Thanks, sometimes I think I've lost the 'IT' of photography. That was 62 years ago. (probably a 127 Brownie)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 1,482
Posted By charjohncarter
Another great for me (I think...

Another great for me (I think 1958).

https://live.staticflickr.com/3042/2390398812_1c64b7271d_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/4DeqhC)1958 (https://flic.kr/p/4DeqhC) by John Carter...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 1,477
Posted By charjohncarter
I guess I'm an amateur, still at least once a...

I guess I'm an amateur, still at least once a year I take one that isn't just so-so.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 1,482
Posted By charjohncarter
Happy...

Happy day:

https://live.staticflickr.com/2419/2491637891_5103d8dbd1_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/4Nbi8Z)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/4Nbi8Z) by John Carter (https://www.flickr.com/photos/carter3john/),...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 1 Week Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 578
Posted By charjohncarter
That is a wonderful and excellent image. But...

That is a wonderful and excellent image. But with digital these days I sometimes wonder if landscape is dead. You can go to the beach and use a cellular phone to take a quick photo. Bring it home...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 1,804
Posted By charjohncarter
I don't think mine are that big, but that really...

I don't think mine are that big, but that really doesn't matter.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 1,804
Posted By charjohncarter
Maybe I will if I get answer.

Maybe I will if I get answer.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 1,482
Posted By charjohncarter
I could crash your computer with my 'good old...

I could crash your computer with my 'good old days' photo, but here is a start:

1964, Instamatic 104 (AG-1 blub), Ektachrome X:

https://live.staticflickr.com/3898/15313404676_d4fdbc9245_z.jpg...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 1,804
Posted By charjohncarter
Gads, I just checked, my new bottle has the same....

Gads, I just checked, my new bottle has the same. I haven't opened mine either, also a couple of months old. I'm going to try to email Kodak.

Edit: I just sent an email to Alaris, we will see if I...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 1 Week Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 1,222
Posted By charjohncarter
Thanks, I had forgotten this was Leica six-bit...

Thanks, I had forgotten this was Leica six-bit post. As I use RAW Therapee and only post process my DNG files I guess I can use either adjustments (algorithm).
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 1 Week Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 335
Posted By charjohncarter
What kind of instant film? I think it would be...

What kind of instant film? I think it would be hard to do it for Instax. I have the Super 23 which is pretty much the same as the Press except it has a bellows in the back. Which might be an...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 1 Week Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 1,222
Posted By charjohncarter
My DSLR has turn off corrections (4), but two are...

My DSLR has turn off corrections (4), but two are on by default. Raw Therapee has easy sliders to correct in post.

https://rawpedia.rawtherapee.com/Lens/Geometry/de

And also has this to me...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 1,565
Posted By charjohncarter
Yes, strange list.

Yes, strange list.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 1 Week Ago
Replies: 271
Views: 25,804
Posted By charjohncarter
I still read his book 'Perfect Exposure' I may...

I still read his book 'Perfect Exposure' I may read it today as I'm in 'lock down.' Here is his explanation of Ansel Adams' exposure thought train for 'Moonrise.' I copied it from his book, and I'm...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 1 Week Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 886
Posted By charjohncarter
I worry about TLRs. They are great: I have...

I worry about TLRs. They are great: I have three, but one will be almost impossible to repair if the one little belt fails, the other two have Seiko shutters which are fussy. I hope mine out last...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 1 Week Ago
Replies: 271
Views: 25,804
Posted By charjohncarter
You might try to email her at:...

You might try to email her at: [email protected]
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 726
Posted By charjohncarter
I've had not SLR glass, but I have had 3 Konica...

I've had not SLR glass, but I have had 3 Konica C35 which are RF and fixed lens. All three had amazing lenses. In fact they may be the best lenses I've ever had.

...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 1 Week Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 347
Posted By charjohncarter
I'm surprised at how good these TLR cameras are. ...

I'm surprised at how good these TLR cameras are. My only problem with mine is focusing. My eyes just aren't up to it. The one I've used the most is a Diacord G (Ricoh). It takes beautifully sharp...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 250
Posted By charjohncarter
My Pentax 6x7 doesn't have those dimples at the...

My Pentax 6x7 doesn't have those dimples at the corner. So at least that camera is out. The RB67 does have those dimples.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 250
Posted By charjohncarter
I couldn't find much about him. But I like the...

I couldn't find much about him. But I like the photos.
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 1 Week Ago
Replies: 126
Views: 6,395
Posted By charjohncarter
Nice thoughts Godfrey, I'm stuck at home too. ...

Nice thoughts Godfrey, I'm stuck at home too. And in the high risk group. So my latest Polaroid is from my back yard:

Type 55, with a Polaroid 95 in converted to 4x5, this is a scan from the...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 415
Views: 165,061
Posted By charjohncarter
Polaroid model 95 conversion to 4x5, using Type...

Polaroid model 95 conversion to 4x5, using Type 55 Polaroid film, scan from the negative:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49680572182_426dd7d912_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2iG6Vgm)Type 55 scan for...
Forum: RFF News 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 95
Views: 4,100
Posted By charjohncarter
Thanks, I been going through 50 year old slides. ...

Thanks, I been going through 50 year old slides. Re-scanning some and finding some to scan I forgot about.

Spec IV Taylor 1970:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49667008372_01af64f983_z.jpg...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 1,804
Posted By charjohncarter
I don't know what happened to D.F. Cardwell. He...

I don't know what happened to D.F. Cardwell. He was full of good ideas 10 years ago but haven't seen him post on APUG since.

EDIT: you were concerned in the above post about finding Zone V. And I...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 696
Posted By charjohncarter
^^^^Hard to beat that.

^^^^Hard to beat that.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 1,804
Posted By charjohncarter
Nice to hear from you John. I still want to come...

Nice to hear from you John. I still want to come to your area, but that is out for now. I find the 3 minutes is the upper limit with Rodinal, 4-5 minutes with HC-110h. I still like James Ravilious...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 422
Views: 29,079
Posted By charjohncarter
50mm Super Takumar f1.4,...

50mm Super Takumar f1.4, 1970:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49667008372_01af64f983_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2iEUpdy)Slides from Panama' 1969-1972 (https://flic.kr/p/2iEUpdy) by John...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 321
Posted By charjohncarter
If the film is fresh, I would think you have...

If the film is fresh, I would think you have plenty on time. I've gone a couple of month with it sitting on my desk before I got a couple more rolls to send off.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 470
Views: 58,312
Posted By charjohncarter
https://live.staticflickr.com/1901/43186152800_2aa...

https://live.staticflickr.com/1901/43186152800_2aa23e0e82_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/28NdjDo)trix at 200 HC110h Olympus 35RC (https://flic.kr/p/28NdjDo) by John Carter...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 301
Posted By charjohncarter
Thanks, it reminded me to order something.

Thanks, it reminded me to order something.
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 1,853
Posted By charjohncarter
Wow, that is great.

Wow, that is great.
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 1,853
Posted By charjohncarter
I don't go back that far, but my 1953 50mm Elmar...

I don't go back that far, but my 1953 50mm Elmar is a dream for me since 1964. It is maybe what you used to like; you still like.

early...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 47
Views: 2,917
Posted By charjohncarter
Testing my...

Testing my Ringflash:

https://live.staticflickr.com/3600/3474918160_e9f84b1d47_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/6i4S75)ringflash homemade (https://flic.kr/p/6i4S75) by John Carter...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 1,222
Posted By charjohncarter
My DSLR manual has four settings that can be...

My DSLR manual has four settings that can be turned on or off: distortion correction, peripheral illumination correction, lateral chromatic correction, and diffraction correction. It also states...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 1,222
Posted By charjohncarter
I don't quit understand 'lens detection' but I do...

I don't quit understand 'lens detection' but I do wonder about using heritage lenses with my DSLR.
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 526
Posted By charjohncarter
Wow, that reminds me of going to the 'Ye Olde...

Wow, that reminds me of going to the 'Ye Olde Curiosity Shoppe' in Seattle and seeing the lord's prayer written on a grain on rice. I wish my hands were as steady as Hoo's.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2,102
Views: 313,426
Posted By charjohncarter
Hayward, CA about...

Hayward, CA about 1974:

https://live.staticflickr.com/5204/5382363219_9f3065b2b4_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/9cC24R)found slides (https://flic.kr/p/9cC24R) by John Carter...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 365
Posted By charjohncarter
Sorry to hear this, I actually like the full...

Sorry to hear this, I actually like the full frame image that included Juan Romero much better than the one shown here.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,093
Views: 193,609
Posted By charjohncarter
The Balda Hapo 66e is a little prone to flair,...

The Balda Hapo 66e is a little prone to flair, but I still like this one. Mostly because it is Tmax100:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49630800543_b353b4662b_z.jpg...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,093
Views: 193,609
Posted By charjohncarter
Nice images Lynn, you are way better than I am at...

Nice images Lynn, you are way better than I am at using a Nikonos: good work.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 360
Views: 37,771
Posted By charjohncarter
Kodak Gold...

Kodak Gold 100:

https://live.staticflickr.com/4420/36681426762_6996f78237_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/XTpUds)Kodak Gold 100 (https://flic.kr/p/XTpUds) by John Carter...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 139
Views: 6,993
Posted By charjohncarter
Very good, too droll.

Very good, too droll.
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 1,361
Posted By charjohncarter
Me too! Whatever you feel...

Me too! Whatever you feel like.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49584684118_c974c82ccc_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2ixCt5S)Testing my 20mm for distortion (https://flic.kr/p/2ixCt5S) by John Carter...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 1,054
Posted By charjohncarter
When I was fiddling with this in 2008, I found...

When I was fiddling with this in 2008, I found that I was getting interference light from the sides. That is why I used a bellows slide holder for 35mm film (which really held the negative flat). ...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,237
Posted By charjohncarter
No mi recuerdo; pero creo Toshiba R60. EDIT: yo...

No mi recuerdo; pero creo Toshiba R60.

EDIT: yo cheque; estuve B&W 090, con Arista 400 usas EI 40.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 403
Posted By charjohncarter
I get his emails everyday, and I saw your photo,...

I get his emails everyday, and I saw your photo, but didn't check out the artist. Nice image and it feels good to 'know' someone that is on Duncan's site.
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 1,060
Posted By charjohncarter
Unknown women photographing on the San Blas...

Unknown women photographing on the San Blas Islands; 1971.

https://live.staticflickr.com/4043/4204238513_feb2156f72_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/7pvPCV)Slides (https://flic.kr/p/7pvPCV) by John Carter...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,351
Views: 201,041
Posted By charjohncarter
One of my mess-ups, type 55 Polaroid film (4x5),...

One of my mess-ups, type 55 Polaroid film (4x5), scanned negative:


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49522727768_fe3b4560f7_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2is9VBW)Classic Screw up Type 55 (expired...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 49
Views: 2,323
Posted By charjohncarter
I don't think your pictures are boring. I like...

I don't think your pictures are boring. I like the slice of life that you show. Some greats have made a career of boring photos though: Martin Parr, William Eggleston, Stephan Shore (and I'm not...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 557
Posted By charjohncarter
Especially with Rodinal, so be more than careful...

Especially with Rodinal, so be more than careful (uneven development is another reason to not do it).
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 557
Posted By charjohncarter
I agree with above. Even if you use the standard...

I agree with above. Even if you use the standard development time, temp, agitation you will be better off than stand development with Rodinal.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-01-2020
Replies: 22
Views: 831
Posted By charjohncarter
I have a 28mm and a 20mm for my SLR cameras. I...

I have a 28mm and a 20mm for my SLR cameras. I find the 20mm to be dramatic but not really a lens that I would leave on my camera. The 28mm is one that I can leave on the camera and use even if...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 03-01-2020
Replies: 11
Views: 731
Posted By charjohncarter
Sometimes his ordinary 'things' approach really...

Sometimes his ordinary 'things' approach really talk to me. But other times I feel he is just shooting and hoping something will be a masterpiece. So, I agree with nightfly.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 02-29-2020
Replies: 90
Views: 12,403
Posted By charjohncarter
I wish I understood what you are talking about,...

I wish I understood what you are talking about, but Petronius great photos.
Forum: Jason Schneider - The Camera Collector 02-28-2020
Replies: 27
Views: 1,014
Posted By charjohncarter
Excellent!!

Excellent!!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-28-2020
Replies: 370
Views: 48,216
Posted By charjohncarter
Nice one Godfrey, cult lens?

Nice one Godfrey, cult lens?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-26-2020
Replies: 62
Views: 2,129
Posted By charjohncarter
Amazing, you wouldn't think they would still be...

Amazing, you wouldn't think they would still be able to perform like that. I can't really see any difference from my IIIf.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-23-2020
Replies: 23
Views: 1,237
Posted By charjohncarter
Yes, but California, at least where I live, the...

Yes, but California, at least where I live, the skies seem to be 100% blue or rarely overcast. The cumulus or cumulonimbus clouds are rare. Here is an image of a wispy cloud day. I think my...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-23-2020
Replies: 1,174
Views: 302,088
Posted By charjohncarter
I bought it when I lived in Panama' parts were a...

I bought it when I lived in Panama' parts were a problem, but I drove it everywhere. Unfortunately, I had to sell it when I moved the USA.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-23-2020
Replies: 1,174
Views: 302,088
Posted By charjohncarter
https://live.staticflickr.com/2127/2393219170_3176...

https://live.staticflickr.com/2127/2393219170_3176c3e167_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/4DtSFu)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/4DtSFu) by John Carter (https://www.flickr.com/photos/carter3john/), on Flickr
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-22-2020
Replies: 1,174
Views: 302,088
Posted By charjohncarter
https://live.staticflickr.com/2154/2393219986_25cf...

https://live.staticflickr.com/2154/2393219986_25cfd49647_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/4DtSVy)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/4DtSVy) by John Carter (https://www.flickr.com/photos/carter3john/), on Flickr
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-22-2020
Replies: 9
Views: 687
Posted By charjohncarter
Thanks Godfrey, I just woke up and found...

Thanks Godfrey, I just woke up and found something pleasant to look up.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-21-2020
Replies: 9
Views: 687
Posted By charjohncarter
Taking a camera makes for a pleasant walk. Very...

Taking a camera makes for a pleasant walk. Very nice image.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-21-2020
Replies: 2
Views: 511
Posted By charjohncarter
Nice photo, I hope you like your Super23, I...

Nice photo, I hope you like your Super23, I really like mine. I have two backs (6x7 and 6x9), I use my 6x9 almost all of the time. That camera produces great photos, plus it is synched to 1/500...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-20-2020
Replies: 30
Views: 1,456
Posted By charjohncarter
Thanks for that last photo, that was the one I...

Thanks for that last photo, that was the one I was looking for. Sorry, off topic.
Forum: RFF Polls 02-20-2020
Replies: 99
Views: 3,788
Posted By charjohncarter
I have hoods for every lens that I can fit one...

I have hoods for every lens that I can fit one reasonably. I would like a hood for my Elmar 50mm f/3.5 but I don't want to afford one or don't like the way they work. I've made some hoods: for my...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 02-18-2020
Replies: 170
Views: 27,173
Posted By charjohncarter
Henry Wessel: Leica M body, Canon 28mm lens, but...

Henry Wessel: Leica M body, Canon 28mm lens, but I did see him with some other MF camera once.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-17-2020
Replies: 332
Views: 36,161
Posted By charjohncarter
This probably doesn't count...

This probably doesn't count but....

https://live.staticflickr.com/7207/13889180707_42ac16a03e_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/nakFwT)TriX HC-110h (https://flic.kr/p/nakFwT) by John Carter...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-16-2020
Replies: 1,727
Views: 443,459
Posted By charjohncarter
^Nice shot, I used to go to Olympic Hot Springs...

^Nice shot, I used to go to Olympic Hot Springs for a bath and swim when I was a kid. My parents had a cabin on Port Ludlow. My photos were not this beautiful.
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 02-16-2020
Replies: 8
Views: 452
Posted By charjohncarter
Thanks for blowing your own horn. It is nice to...

Thanks for blowing your own horn. It is nice to see that you are in print. VIVA la 'box.'
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-15-2020
Replies: 13
Views: 689
Posted By charjohncarter
That is the point of Verichrome Pan. Kodak made...

That is the point of Verichrome Pan. Kodak made it for box cameras with one shutter speed and one f/stop. I think it had two speed film layers that softened its sharpness but let you take a photo...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-14-2020
Replies: 23
Views: 1,237
Posted By charjohncarter
I've used 100 and 400: lots. It did take me a...

I've used 100 and 400: lots. It did take me a while to get so I liked it. My observations: cut the ISO in half, develop at recommended times at first then adjust, if shooting with blue sky use an...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 02-14-2020
Replies: 2
Views: 432
Posted By charjohncarter
I've waited to post here. I'm not a great fan of...

I've waited to post here. I'm not a great fan of Dorothea's but she was an icon of photojournalism. It is not that I don't like her work I'm not into photojournalism. I did go to her show at the...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-13-2020
Replies: 26
Views: 1,000
Posted By charjohncarter
No, I use the camera f/stops and match those with...

No, I use the camera f/stops and match those with the auto setting on the flash. One of the great benefits of the 35RC is it does it all (except shutter priority). The flash synch above 1/125 is...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-12-2020
Replies: 26
Views: 1,000
Posted By charjohncarter
I've used the Flashmatic on two of my...

I've used the Flashmatic on two of my semi-disposible 70s P&S cameras: 35RC and C35. It does work, but with the 35RC and an auto-thyristor flash; that combo seemed to work better. I don't think...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-12-2020
Replies: 40
Views: 1,454
Posted By charjohncarter
I've seen your work also. I'll stick with you. ...

I've seen your work also. I'll stick with you. I think you also use a drum scanner (not sure), but that is another form of quality I can get behind.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-11-2020
Replies: 33
Views: 14,992
Posted By charjohncarter
Like Pioneer, I struggle to see the difference...

Like Pioneer, I struggle to see the difference between my Rolleiflex T Tessar f/3.5 and my Diacord G f/3.5. The big thing for me is the viewing lens. I'm always happier to see a brighter image on...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-10-2020
Replies: 26
Views: 1,000
Posted By charjohncarter
That happened to me too. Luckily, when I removed...

That happened to me too. Luckily, when I removed the top plate I saw 'object' and was able to remove it. I know they feel robust but I don't think the internal parts are, well, not made to work...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-10-2020
Replies: 26
Views: 1,000
Posted By charjohncarter
I have one, and I really like it, but the build...

I have one, and I really like it, but the build quality isn't great. As Roger Hicks said these P&S cameras from the 70s are only made for about 100 rolls of film. I have more than that with mine...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-09-2020
Replies: 15
Views: 923
Posted By charjohncarter
I think I'd rather be with KoFe than Harry and...

I think I'd rather be with KoFe than Harry and Meg (or Madonna).
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-08-2020
Replies: 37
Views: 1,814
Posted By charjohncarter
You are probably right. My rig cost are $50 in...

You are probably right. My rig cost are $50 in plastic and $45 for the macro lens. I had the slide copier which would have been $25. It took me a lot of time to set it up each time I used it (I...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 02-08-2020
Replies: 11
Views: 1,160
Posted By charjohncarter
RE: Contrast: I almost felt that I needed to have...

RE: Contrast: I almost felt that I needed to have a fill flash with me to use E100. Like on this one:

https://live.staticflickr.com/4831/30861476317_448b160e25_z.jpg...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-08-2020
Replies: 37
Views: 1,814
Posted By charjohncarter
I've posted this image many times, I quit using...

I've posted this image many times, I quit using this when my digital camera died. It worked great, even with a small pixel camera. I built this device in 2008, and still have it. If I ever had to...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 02-07-2020
Replies: 22
Views: 992
Posted By charjohncarter
Don't you just love it when some comes up with...

Don't you just love it when some comes up with something that should have been thought of 60 years ago.

EDIT: My only remaining Selenium cell camera is a Petri 7s. It has a lens cap that covers the...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 02-07-2020
Replies: 11
Views: 1,160
Posted By charjohncarter
I used the 'new' E100 35mm. It is really...

I used the 'new' E100 35mm. It is really beautiful, but I felt in was a little soft. Maybe I'm wrong or I made a bunch of focusing errors. The 120 should at least help me out.

One of my sharper...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-06-2020
Replies: 17
Views: 1,147
Posted By charjohncarter
There is an extra step; which is stitching. But...

There is an extra step; which is stitching. But with that plastic I described I have no trouble with right angle placement. You can actually to some editing in the ICE program: minor cropping,...
Forum: Chris Crawford 02-06-2020
Replies: 188
Views: 9,537
Posted By charjohncarter
If it is it very slight, maybe I'm just prejudice...

If it is it very slight, maybe I'm just prejudice in favor of the IIIf
Forum: Chris Crawford 02-05-2020
Replies: 188
Views: 9,537
Posted By charjohncarter
I really haven't either, but I'm thinking on a...

I really haven't either, but I'm thinking on a micro level. My IIIf photos seem slightly sharper than my Bessa R when I use the same lenses. Besides I read about 60 years ago that Leica did have...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-05-2020
Replies: 6
Views: 553
Posted By charjohncarter
I have the 6x7 so I know nothing about the 645. ...

I have the 6x7 so I know nothing about the 645. This problems is real: you might check further.

https://datsphotographyca.wordpress.com/pentax-6-x-7-intermittent-shutter-problem-solved/
Forum: Chris Crawford 02-05-2020
Replies: 188
Views: 9,537
Posted By charjohncarter
I've been somewhat following this thread. Two...

I've been somewhat following this thread. Two things I think about a Barnack body and Elmars lenses: I think the Barnack is superior for holding the film much flatter than barn door cameras. I feel...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-05-2020
Replies: 17
Views: 1,147
Posted By charjohncarter
I use my V500 similar to your V600 to scan 4x5. ...

I use my V500 similar to your V600 to scan 4x5. I made a 1/8 x 9 x 3 3/8 inch piece of plastic then make two scans right side and left side butting the long edge to ouside edge of the scanner. Then...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 02-04-2020
Replies: 85
Views: 2,974
Posted By charjohncarter
I'm frustrated. That was the best color instant...

I'm frustrated. That was the best color instant film ever.

https://live.staticflickr.com/4143/4784592493_5e71b7c7d9_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/8hNhE2)Fuji FP100c (https://flic.kr/p/8hNhE2) by John...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-02-2020
Replies: 11
Views: 543
Posted By charjohncarter
The perspective with the camera on the ground...

The perspective with the camera on the ground make this unique. You were lucky there were no tables.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-31-2020
Replies: 380
Views: 55,017
Posted By charjohncarter
I've always thought that the Panda Express in my...

I've always thought that the Panda Express in my town is the best looking. If I'm wrong; jump on it and post a better one:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49445032488_d0f846c868_z.jpg...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-29-2020
Replies: 370
Views: 48,216
Posted By charjohncarter
What's the camera?

What's the camera?
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-29-2020
Replies: 67
Views: 2,328
Posted By charjohncarter
Actually, polemica is Spanish for controversial,...

Actually, polemica is Spanish for controversial, I guess I slipped into another language. No attack: just contrast is so easy to adjust digitally. I don't think in terms of high/low contrast...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-28-2020
Replies: 67
Views: 2,328
Posted By charjohncarter
I can't tell a high contrast lens from a low...

I can't tell a high contrast lens from a low contrast lens: too many variables. And you would think in California which is sunshine wise similar to Australia; with that variable gone I would be able...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-28-2020
Replies: 54
Views: 1,260
Posted By charjohncarter
Kodak HIE (infrared), also Konica film, and...

Kodak HIE (infrared), also Konica film, and Ilford.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-28-2020
Replies: 67
Views: 2,328
Posted By charjohncarter
This is my 90mm, 11 years with me (~$80). Home...

This is my 90mm, 11 years with me (~$80). Home made light box. I don't use the 90mm very much.

https://live.staticflickr.com/2551/3718845182_84dceba16a_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/6EC47o)Untitled...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-26-2020
Replies: 313
Views: 29,041
Posted By charjohncarter
https://live.staticflickr.com/1432/1139414076_e7be...

https://live.staticflickr.com/1432/1139414076_e7be443832_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2JFN7h)Cracker Jack CrackerBox (https://flic.kr/p/2JFN7h) by John Carter...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-26-2020
Replies: 171
Views: 11,584
Posted By charjohncarter
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48115240473_87...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48115240473_87dbffceb6_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2giMbFB)Delta 100 expired HC-110h (https://flic.kr/p/2giMbFB) by John Carter...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-26-2020
Replies: 1,727
Views: 443,459
Posted By charjohncarter
55mm lens,...

55mm lens, TMX:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49445032488_d0f846c868_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2ikhHw9)Tmax100 at 50 HC110h (https://flic.kr/p/2ikhHw9) by John Carter...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-25-2020
Replies: 41
Views: 2,435
Posted By charjohncarter
This isn't a plug for the Serenar ($40-$50), you...

This isn't a plug for the Serenar ($40-$50), you can get great images with it. You just have to clean it every 7-8 months (8...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-25-2020
Replies: 30
Views: 1,456
Posted By charjohncarter
I love it up there, I'm originally from Seattle. ...

I love it up there, I'm originally from Seattle. August 4th or around there 1954, my dad gave me a choice Gold Cup race or go see Roger Bannister and John Landy run the mile at the ABGs. Stupid, I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-25-2020
Replies: 11
Views: 604
Posted By charjohncarter
Do all photojournalists have an agenda?

Do all photojournalists have an agenda?
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-24-2020
Replies: 24
Views: 967
Posted By charjohncarter
Will do, but today I'm a little busy so you will...

Will do, but today I'm a little busy so you will get them tomorrow.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-24-2020
Replies: 24
Views: 967
Posted By charjohncarter
I have a Serenar 35mm f/3.5 which might be a copy...

I have a Serenar 35mm f/3.5 which might be a copy of the Elmar. I regularly clean it if you can find out if they are similar I will send you some images of my disassembly workflow.

This is what...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-23-2020
Replies: 30
Views: 1,456
Posted By charjohncarter
Where did you say that church was?

Where did you say that church was?
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-22-2020
Replies: 2
Views: 410
Posted By charjohncarter
I've used these people, but it is a family...

I've used these people, but it is a family business. And I'm not sure they are still working. They did my 100 f3.5 Mamiya press lenses.

http://flutotscamerarepair.com/
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-22-2020
Replies: 48
Views: 1,791
Posted By charjohncarter
My friend (in his 80s) donated his complete...

My friend (in his 80s) donated his complete darkroom equipment and 4x5 cameras to a local high school. And surprise they are using it and fill the class.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 01-20-2020
Replies: 47
Views: 1,894
Posted By charjohncarter
I have the Balda Hapo 66e, very similar, but...

I have the Balda Hapo 66e, very similar, but smaller f stop, not so many choices of shutter speeds. But like the quoted says tiny and light.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-20-2020
Replies: 422
Views: 29,079
Posted By charjohncarter
I don't know the answer to that question, but I...

I don't know the answer to that question, but I have two of these lenses and I have never found a need to apply a correction. Both of them have responded to the UV light...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-19-2020
Replies: 294
Views: 51,979
Posted By charjohncarter
https://live.staticflickr.com/1720/24877829905_7d7...

https://live.staticflickr.com/1720/24877829905_7d7c5b42ff_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/DUno6P)Arista EDU ultra 400 HC-110h (https://flic.kr/p/DUno6P) by John Carter...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-19-2020
Replies: 3
Views: 364
Posted By charjohncarter
Dwig, thank for that explanation. I just tried...

Dwig, thank for that explanation. I just tried it on one and it isn't easy but at least you can see what you are doing. I'm sure with a little practice I'll get the 'hang' of it. The one you did...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-19-2020
Replies: 3
Views: 364
Posted By charjohncarter
I've tried basically a similar process that you...

I've tried basically a similar process that you did. But as far as scientific process goes: it isn't. It is closer to art.

1937 slide, Kodak...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 01-18-2020
Replies: 10
Views: 571
Posted By charjohncarter
I know my problem is small potatoes, but my meter...

I know my problem is small potatoes, but my meter does seem to be accurate on my R (even with the flicker).
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 01-18-2020
Replies: 10
Views: 571
Posted By charjohncarter
Maybe not the same thing but my R flickrs off and...

Maybe not the same thing but my R flickrs off and on in the winter. And it doesn't really get that cold here in my area of California. I'm shooting usually in the morning in the low 40 degrees F. ...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 01-17-2020
Replies: 25
Views: 824
Posted By charjohncarter
I've tried Masking Tape and it works well.

I've tried Masking Tape and it works well.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-17-2020
Replies: 15
Views: 696
Posted By charjohncarter
I've only used Delta 100: HC-110h, EI 50, 10...

I've only used Delta 100: HC-110h, EI 50, 10 minutes, 30 second initial agitation, then 3 inversions at 9 minutes and 4 minutes, 68 degrees F. I find HC-110's times to be linear so if you want to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-16-2020
Replies: 44
Views: 1,512
Posted By charjohncarter
Henry Wessel 28mm HCB 50mm ??? Alot of the Viet...

Henry Wessel 28mm
HCB 50mm ???
Alot of the Viet Nam photographers used 50mm on their Nikon Fs
John Carter 50mm only on his IIIf (1964-2011)
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-16-2020
Replies: 44
Views: 1,512
Posted By charjohncarter
Maybe the designer of the Olympus 35RC saw this...

Maybe the designer of the Olympus 35RC saw this video. I like it's 43mm lens. BUT I have a 35mm f/2 permanently on my K1
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-15-2020
Replies: 6
Views: 645
Posted By charjohncarter
My daughter's housekeeper's husband is always...

My daughter's housekeeper's husband is always interested in my use of film. Before they came to California he worked at the Mexican Kodak facility of course in Mexico. It was interesting to hear...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 01-14-2020
Replies: 29
Views: 3,494
Posted By charjohncarter
Thanks, my father is long gone. He always had...

Thanks, my father is long gone. He always had equipment with light leaks, and very little sense of composition. But every once in a while he would hit.
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 01-13-2020
Replies: 29
Views: 3,494
Posted By charjohncarter
It shouldn't be that hard even my father could do...

It shouldn't be that hard even my father could do it in 1939 (Mount Rainier):

https://live.staticflickr.com/2567/3910231569_3523862189_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/6XwXBF)Mt Rainer 1939...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-13-2020
Replies: 53
Views: 2,035
Posted By charjohncarter
Ko.Fe., thanks I especially liked the last one...

Ko.Fe., thanks I especially liked the last one (all in Russian?).
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-12-2020
Replies: 278
Views: 31,201
Posted By charjohncarter
This is probably a handmade guitar, the sound is...

This is probably a handmade guitar, the sound is so sweet. The nuance of a custom is hard to describe. But this also has a photo essay: Christine Osinski.

Love it:


...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 01-12-2020
Replies: 4
Views: 577
Posted By charjohncarter
Have you used one (65mm f/6.3)? I find mine is...

Have you used one (65mm f/6.3)? I find mine is excellent. And with the rangefinder it is easy easy to focus.

This is the first shot I took with mine; wide...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-12-2020
Replies: 278
Views: 31,201
Posted By charjohncarter
No kidding, the individual beauty of a custom...

No kidding, the individual beauty of a custom made guitar is Zen-like. You are at peace when you play one.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-11-2020
Replies: 39
Views: 1,804
Posted By charjohncarter
I use dilution H for no reason (other than a...

I use dilution H for no reason (other than a minute with H is a smaller percent of total than a minute with B and total agitation is also effected). I don't fool around with different films anymore,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-11-2020
Replies: 39
Views: 1,804
Posted By charjohncarter
I'm here, you are welcome. Like everybody I'm...

I'm here, you are welcome. Like everybody I'm concerned about times and storage length. What I've read (three sources) have been that the times per dilution are exactly the same. The storage time...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-09-2020
Replies: 10
Views: 773
Posted By charjohncarter
I have a Ricoh Diacord G that is surprisingly...

I have a Ricoh Diacord G that is surprisingly similar to the Automat. Even the focus is similar except the handle(s) are in a different area: the sides. You wonder if these post war cameras were...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-07-2020
Replies: 724
Views: 57,801
Posted By charjohncarter
I found that a Macro lens is of utmost...

I found that a Macro lens is of utmost importance. Get a 50mm and don't worry about a slow f/stop. Some of these from the 60s are cheap, if you get a used DLSR try to match the mount of your lens.
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 01-07-2020
Replies: 16
Views: 1,842
Posted By charjohncarter
Thanks for the heads up.

Thanks for the heads up.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-07-2020
Replies: 22
Views: 980
Posted By charjohncarter
I had some ACROS that was further out than yours,...

I had some ACROS that was further out than yours, and it was never in a fridge or freezer and it was fine, the same with Tmax400. Ektar I know nothing, I was give several rolls of Kodak C-41 (I...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-05-2020
Replies: 131
Views: 10,235
Posted By charjohncarter
2010 I left Peru; no rocking this time, but the...

2010 I left Peru; no rocking this time, but the scanner male spent three minutes flirting with a female assistant while my film was on his screen. Even then I couldn't see any problems upon...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-05-2020
Replies: 241
Views: 8,176
Posted By charjohncarter
And this one which is more peaceful than...

And this one which is more peaceful than quiet:

https://live.staticflickr.com/4095/4821928471_11952ba651_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/8m6DkM)EfkeIR820 DiacordG HC110h HoyaR72...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-05-2020
Replies: 241
Views: 8,176
Posted By charjohncarter
https://live.staticflickr.com/4078/4821928331_648a...

https://live.staticflickr.com/4078/4821928331_648af773e3_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/8m6Din)EfkeIR820 DiacordG HC110h HoyaR72 (https://flic.kr/p/8m6Din) by John Carter...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-04-2020
Replies: 29
Views: 3,287
Posted By charjohncarter
I love mine, if you read Roger Hicks' book on...

I love mine, if you read Roger Hicks' book on Exposure you will learn how to point any meter to get accurate exposure. Mine doesn't fail me: flash with two phases, incident, reflective, and EI. I...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 01-04-2020
Replies: 5
Views: 636
Posted By charjohncarter
Good photos, but like me missed focus on some.

Good photos, but like me missed focus on some.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-03-2020
Replies: 73
Views: 3,194
Posted By charjohncarter
In California we have the same. I have been...

In California we have the same. I have been watching reports on our TV which is spotty and unhelpful, but I get it, it isn't going well. We are all thinking good thoughts for your country.
Forum: Travel 01-03-2020
Replies: 79
Views: 3,938
Posted By charjohncarter
Am I mad to take a film camera to Southeast...

Am I mad to take a film camera to Southeast Asia?

I took two film cameras to the EU. I can't believe Southeast Asia would be any...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-30-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 470
Posted By charjohncarter
Henry Wessel would proof print his negatives and...

Henry Wessel would proof print his negatives and then go through them 5 years later. I keep everything too. Some I didn't use 50 years ago now look maybe not good but at least better.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-30-2019
Replies: 106
Views: 4,251
Posted By charjohncarter
This was a bad photo year for me: too many...

This was a bad photo year for me: too many medical things. I like this photo taken in Scottsdale, AZ; because this guy and his bird seem so free of...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-28-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,441
Posted By charjohncarter
It is tough thinking for yourself.

It is tough thinking for yourself.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-22-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 849
Posted By charjohncarter
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49001419361_60...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49001419361_60276400ff_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hE65MX)Tmax100 HC-110h (https://flic.kr/p/2hE65MX) by John Carter (https://www.flickr.com/photos/carter3john/), on...
Forum: Film vs Digital 12-22-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1,205
Posted By charjohncarter
Something called 'light piping' is a real problem...

Something called 'light piping' is a real problem that is why I used a closed system(bellows) for 35mm. 120 was a different story; 'light piping' sent me to a scanner.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 12-22-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 607
Posted By charjohncarter
Since I put 10 on my computer, it won't recognize...

Since I put 10 on my computer, it won't recognize my two external drives. Drivers are not available so I'm looking for a seven to access and transfer to a new external drive. I worry that I might...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-21-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,441
Posted By charjohncarter
My friend said maybe he is off his medication.

My friend said maybe he is off his medication.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-21-2019
Replies: 3,209
Views: 503,662
Posted By charjohncarter
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49183749187_20...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49183749187_20bb9c214f_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hWcz6D)2005 Peru (https://flic.kr/p/2hWcz6D) by John Carter (https://www.flickr.com/photos/carter3john/), on Flickr
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-21-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,441
Posted By charjohncarter
Everyone I know thinks I've lost it; when I show...

Everyone I know thinks I've lost it; when I show up with a film camera. One guy asked one of my friends if I was OK.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-21-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,441
Posted By charjohncarter
I'd like to see a comparison between the two(SLR...

I'd like to see a comparison between the two(SLR vs MONO). Can you treat them the same as your 'WEST' series? I can't figure out how you did those.
Forum: Film vs Digital 12-21-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1,205
Posted By charjohncarter
The 35mm are put into the bellows slide copier...

The 35mm are put into the bellows slide copier (it takes both slides and negatives). And I made a dedicated white surface for 120.

This is a P&S with Tmax100 shot from the above...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-21-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,441
Posted By charjohncarter
I have a FF DSLR. To get the bulk and weight...

I have a FF DSLR. To get the bulk and weight down I decided to pull out my Vivitar 2800-D and use it with a WeinSafe this holiday; I didn't want a dedicated monster flash. I went around for a few...
Forum: Film vs Digital 12-21-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1,205
Posted By charjohncarter
I did the opposite: I first scanned with my...

I did the opposite: I first scanned with my digital camera and went to a scanner. There is no doubt that the digital produces a sharper scan, but I have a little more control with a scanner.

This...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 12-20-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,273
Posted By charjohncarter
Like Trump told Merkel in Canada a few years ago...

Like Trump told Merkel in Canada a few years ago that he would like zero tariffs. In other words, you stop tariffs on us and we will stop tariffs on your goods. Of course she didn't want that as...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 12-20-2019
Replies: 197
Views: 14,306
Posted By charjohncarter
It must have been a great showing. Come to the...

It must have been a great showing. Come to the Salinas Valley in CA. You won't be able to stop shooting. Thanks for the card.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 12-18-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 798
Posted By charjohncarter
^^Watch the video on Andy Warhol. Thanks Ko.Fe.

^^Watch the video on Andy Warhol. Thanks Ko.Fe.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 12-18-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 798
Posted By charjohncarter
So many great photographers that I've never...

So many great photographers that I've never heard...
Forum: Nikon RF 12-17-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 870
Posted By charjohncarter
Yes, it lessens it, which is really a benefit. ...

Yes, it lessens it, which is really a benefit. Plus, the light is coming from slightly more above so it isn't as harsh (except for the wall behind the subject).
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-17-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 2,785
Posted By charjohncarter
I do this too. I give in pro mode some extra...

I do this too. I give in pro mode some extra room below black and above white. The I use levels to 'sneak up' on my final file. I also overexpose my...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-17-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 346
Posted By charjohncarter
Taken by my...

Taken by my father:

https://live.staticflickr.com/3481/3910231717_14543fbee8_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/6XwXEe)Mt Rainer 1939 (https://flic.kr/p/6XwXEe) by John Carter...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-16-2019
Replies: 81
Views: 3,526
Posted By charjohncarter
Thanks, I've held on to this one for 55 years,...

Thanks, I've held on to this one for 55 years, finally I found a reason to post it.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-16-2019
Replies: 109
Views: 4,287
Posted By charjohncarter
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49228604236_62...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49228604236_6230878bed_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2i1asWy)Tmax 100 expired HC-110h (https://flic.kr/p/2i1asWy) by John Carter...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-16-2019
Replies: 81
Views: 3,526
Posted By charjohncarter
https://live.staticflickr.com/7853/31484056767_e57...

https://live.staticflickr.com/7853/31484056767_e578c336e6_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/PY92bX)Slide from 1964 (https://flic.kr/p/PY92bX) by John Carter (https://www.flickr.com/photos/carter3john/), on...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 12-15-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 470
Posted By charjohncarter
I don't know anything about the Hi-Matic 9, but...

I don't know anything about the Hi-Matic 9, but if you want a good quality small and light flash I would recommend the Vivitar 2800-D. It has an adjustable head but not swivel. Two auto settings...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-15-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 762
Posted By charjohncarter
When that happened to me I dropped the guitar;...

When that happened to me I dropped the guitar; something I'd played almost daily for decades. 14 years on I think I would have done better if stuck to the guitar instead of worrying. Just carrying...
Forum: Film vs Digital 12-12-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 913
Posted By charjohncarter
I quit doing them in 2005. Sorry, it didn't do...

I quit doing them in 2005. Sorry, it didn't do anything for me. But go for it if you like it.

One of my last:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49183750272_4a7a0d57e4_z.jpg...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 12-11-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 806
Posted By charjohncarter
For 15 years I've hoped for this to become...

For 15 years I've hoped for this to become reality. It seems to me if they can do it for C-41 they can do it for B&W.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-10-2019
Replies: 370
Views: 48,216
Posted By charjohncarter
Huss, I have a couple of P3n cameras (mostly the...

Huss, I have a couple of P3n cameras (mostly the same). One I bought new, the other is a backup. I really like these cameras: auto exposure, aperture priority, shutter priority, or set the aperture...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-09-2019
Replies: 313
Views: 29,041
Posted By charjohncarter
Panama' about 1970, dugout canoe (cuyuca) with...

Panama' about 1970, dugout canoe (cuyuca) with outboard:

https://live.staticflickr.com/1134/5110886105_e3f75e2736_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/8MCCnX)EktaChrome 1970 (https://flic.kr/p/8MCCnX) by John...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-06-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 7,583
Posted By charjohncarter
I haven't read all the post, so if this is a...

I haven't read all the post, so if this is a repeat, jump on me. But there are so few developers in this world today that the impact is next to zero. I recycle my stuff, but it is nothing compared...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-06-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 1,020
Posted By charjohncarter
I get it every once in a while. Somebody here...

I get it every once in a while. Somebody here posted years ago that it has something to do with the the antihalation layer. I mostly had it with TriX, but I did have recently with another film...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-06-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 586
Posted By charjohncarter
Thanks...Tony Vacarro, wow.

Thanks...Tony Vacarro, wow.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-05-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 9,618
Posted By charjohncarter
I loved Verichrome Pan. Look at all the tones...

I loved Verichrome Pan. Look at all the tones that even this poorly cared for negative has. Too bad we don't have a two layered film today that even if wasn't the sharpest at least everything tone...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-04-2019
Replies: 422
Views: 29,079
Posted By charjohncarter
Mine is the f4.0, I like it, it does require (as...

Mine is the f4.0, I like it, it does require (as you know) careful focusing. The one above that you just posted shows off the 105mm: at it's best with two nice looking kids. Someday we have to get...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-03-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 841
Posted By charjohncarter
I don't know where I stand on this, but it could...

I don't know where I stand on this, but it could go on forever: do you mix C-41 with slides or color digital (let alone B&W). Or do you mix large prints with small; framed or unframed, etc. ...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-03-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 1,007
Posted By charjohncarter
You have probably read this. They seemed to have...

You have probably read this. They seemed to have used them on Rolleiflex.

http://www.arnecroell.com/zeissoberkochen.pdf
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