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Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-29-2014
Replies: 95
Views: 54,742
Posted By alienmeatsack
Gorgeous shots! I love these last two especially...

Gorgeous shots! I love these last two especially but I like everything you've posted in this thread.
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 10-10-2014
Replies: 572
Views: 84,462
Posted By alienmeatsack
I know this may be a moot point but did you by...

I know this may be a moot point but did you by chance check the rollers to see if they were free rolling and clean? I know if mine aren't perfectly clean, they can cause an older pack to not push out...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 09-30-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 2,806
Posted By alienmeatsack
I'm also in, not for much, but I get a few rolls...

I'm also in, not for much, but I get a few rolls of film and more importantly hopefully help make this happen.

It makes me sick a little to think that this factory and all the gear could be...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 09-10-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 5,705
Posted By alienmeatsack
I thought the same thing when I saw it. It just...

I thought the same thing when I saw it. It just looks very unappealing.

I've got the original Instax 210 wide and it's not exactly a pretty camera, but this one makes the 210 look cute in...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 08-28-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 1,641
Posted By alienmeatsack
I'd start with some questions to loosen them up....

I'd start with some questions to loosen them up. Find something that makes them happy and excites them, you will get the most positive visual and emotional response when they are excited about...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-20-2014
Replies: 62
Views: 6,642
Posted By alienmeatsack
I wonder what kind of money they will offer...

I wonder what kind of money they will offer people on the trade-ins? I can't imagine they'd offer what they are worth or could be sold for. I've never seen any kind of trade-in program that really...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-19-2014
Replies: 3,801
Views: 316,741
Posted By alienmeatsack
I'm carrying a Horizon 202 with me lately. I like...

I'm carrying a Horizon 202 with me lately. I like the super wide distorted panoramas it makes and the fact that it's unconventional.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 08-10-2014
Replies: 41
Views: 4,006
Posted By alienmeatsack
I got the 27mm here in the US during the last...

I got the 27mm here in the US during the last $200 sale as well. For that price it was a no-brainer I think.

It takes great photos and it's small and out of the way. A perfect day to day lens for...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-26-2014
Replies: 268
Views: 65,589
Posted By alienmeatsack
https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2934/14750592521_6a...

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2934/14750592521_6a8f4aa201.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/otsDfH)Impossible (https://flic.kr/p/otsDfH) by alienmeatsack (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 07-23-2014
Replies: 547
Views: 138,964
Posted By alienmeatsack
I finally have something to contribute to this...

I finally have something to contribute to this thread. I picked up a nice Rollei 35 recently and just got to take it for a test run. Learned a few things, like I need to watch where I put my fingers...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-21-2014
Replies: 8,961
Views: 875,184
Posted By alienmeatsack
My most recent purchase is a lovely Rollei 35...

My most recent purchase is a lovely Rollei 35 (Tessar/Sing).
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-26-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 1,706
Posted By alienmeatsack
I've used their products for a while now and I...

I've used their products for a while now and I use as many images as I can find that I like and want to put on cards. I like having different themes so I can hand people a card that speaks to their...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 06-13-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 4,801
Posted By alienmeatsack
I've had this same issue myself and was not sure...

I've had this same issue myself and was not sure how much of it was film, lens, exposure and then the flower itself. I've noticed some colors tend to get blown out easier, some films are the same....
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 06-11-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,985
Posted By alienmeatsack
I'm with everyone else who's said congrats on the...

I'm with everyone else who's said congrats on the amazing find! That camera looks really great!

I've got the standard HM 7 silver/black edition and it takes really nice photos. Yours looks way...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-11-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 2,153
Posted By alienmeatsack
That is a really cool looking meter. Also looks...

That is a really cool looking meter. Also looks immaculate!
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-11-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 2,526
Posted By alienmeatsack
Mark Hama is way more then $135 USD. Last year...

Mark Hama is way more then $135 USD. Last year when I priced getting mine done it was nearly $200 for a CLA. And his lack of communication does not make sending a stranger my beloved gear and handing...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-10-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 1,902
Posted By alienmeatsack
When I first saw these show up as a new lens on...

When I first saw these show up as a new lens on the Lomography site, I was excited, until I saw the cost. Ouch.

So, I went and did some digging on eBay and looked around online and found that the...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 06-04-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 2,939
Posted By alienmeatsack
None of the poll options really fit what I feel...

None of the poll options really fit what I feel about their products.

Some of their gear is overpriced IMHO. But, some of it is affordable and fun.

I have the Spark which is big and ugly but takes...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-13-2014
Replies: 2,108
Views: 389,556
Posted By alienmeatsack
I'd also like to know. I think I'm paying $80 USD...

I'd also like to know. I think I'm paying $80 USD for 100' and $6-7 a roll. Is that direct from Kodak or through a reseller?

I have a few 100' rolls each of their two films and it's quite...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 05-02-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,972
Posted By alienmeatsack
I didn't know they had a flash! I guess I need to...

I didn't know they had a flash! I guess I need to investigate. I've been using my LED video lights held up for light when it is darker.

I guess my question for you Godfrey would be, have you had a...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-20-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 2,861
Posted By alienmeatsack
Lomography Lomochrome Purple shot from both sides...

Lomography Lomochrome Purple shot from both sides (200 ISO on normal side, 50 ISO on reverse side). On purpose and, as far as I know, I was the first person to try this and post it anywhere with this...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 04-08-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 2,953
Posted By alienmeatsack
Darn you! I did not need one of these, but that...

Darn you! I did not need one of these, but that was at the $100 price tag. Now, I need one.

Luckily, I am single and have no one to answer to except myself. And I approve this purchase.

Thanks for...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-08-2014
Replies: 3,801
Views: 316,741
Posted By alienmeatsack
I've got my Horizon 202 and a roll of AGFA CT...

I've got my Horizon 202 and a roll of AGFA CT Precisa 100 with me today.
Forum: Yashica RF 04-04-2014
Replies: 73
Views: 11,012
Posted By alienmeatsack
Sadly, it's all about perceived value, if it's...

Sadly, it's all about perceived value, if it's "cool" looking, and that whole "I just checked on eBay and it says this here camera is worth $xx.xx USD".

There's also a growing number of people who...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-21-2014
Replies: 3,801
Views: 316,741
Posted By alienmeatsack
I've got one of my Lomo LC-A's with me loaded...

I've got one of my Lomo LC-A's with me loaded with an old roll of TMax 400 from the 90s. I have no idea if the film is good and the roll was given to me with about half of it literally out of the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-20-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 4,158
Posted By alienmeatsack
That's quite a bit of variance. It's a whole stop...

That's quite a bit of variance. It's a whole stop of over exposure to get the same results that the others get when they are shot with what, a half stop under exposure?

I love Diafine, but I've been...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 03-19-2014
Replies: 80
Views: 8,966
Posted By alienmeatsack
Sadly due to my budget shifting a bit recently, I...

Sadly due to my budget shifting a bit recently, I don't think I will be able to get the 60 while it is on sale. Which means I won't be able to get it until it goes on sale again. Disappointing but, I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-12-2014
Replies: 3,801
Views: 316,741
Posted By alienmeatsack
I'm carrying one of my Lomo LC-A's loaded with...

I'm carrying one of my Lomo LC-A's loaded with some expired Kodak Gold 200.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-11-2014
Replies: 64
Views: 64,448
Posted By alienmeatsack
I've wanted to try some of the Svema films, they...

I've wanted to try some of the Svema films, they were always just too expired or in too bad shape to buy if they were affordable. And if they are in good condition, they are usually expensive. eBay...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-11-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 3,872
Posted By alienmeatsack
I think FS's cost is just too much for more then...

I think FS's cost is just too much for more then trying the film. If I were to try and like it, I'd order the 100' rolls of 35mm from Macodirect I think. It's under $100 USD shipped to the US for a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-06-2014
Replies: 3,801
Views: 316,741
Posted By alienmeatsack
I've got my cheap but fun ImageTech 3Dfx camera...

I've got my cheap but fun ImageTech 3Dfx camera with me. It takes 3 images in half-frame format originally meant for lenticular 3D applications. I just think it's fun. :D
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-04-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 2,861
Posted By alienmeatsack
This one was purposeful but I didn't go out of my...

This one was purposeful but I didn't go out of my way to make it. I just rewound the film in the camera part way and reshot while walking back home. I ended up with the lights at both ends of my walk...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 02-25-2014
Replies: 80
Views: 8,966
Posted By alienmeatsack
My 27mm is due today. Wahoo! Still saving for the...

My 27mm is due today. Wahoo! Still saving for the other lens, I may be getting it near the end of the sale. Unless I win the lottery first. :D
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-25-2014
Replies: 3,801
Views: 316,741
Posted By alienmeatsack
I've got a newly acquired ImageTech 3Dfx 35mm...

I've got a newly acquired ImageTech 3Dfx 35mm camera loaded with some Arista Premium with me today.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 02-23-2014
Replies: 80
Views: 8,966
Posted By alienmeatsack
My 27mm is actually shipping finally. I am...

My 27mm is actually shipping finally. I am expecting it next week. Fun!
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 02-22-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 822
Posted By alienmeatsack
No LR5 support yet. :( I was disappointed to see...

No LR5 support yet. :( I was disappointed to see that, as that is where I use the files.

I shot a few quick shots of BW, imported, saw they had BW icons and got all excited... then it built the new...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 02-21-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 2,168
Posted By alienmeatsack
That is true. I would wait for at least a few...

That is true. I would wait for at least a few months after the sale has ended to try and re-sell anything that is currently on sale now. Otherwise you are competing with new pricing that is way low....
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 02-20-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 2,168
Posted By alienmeatsack
It appears that most of the changes are for the...

It appears that most of the changes are for the 56mm and it's operation with the misc bodies in question. I was kind of hoping to open this thread and find some fancy new feature for my X-E2 :D
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-20-2014
Replies: 35
Views: 6,129
Posted By alienmeatsack
I personally prefer my Bessa R4A over my M3. I...

I personally prefer my Bessa R4A over my M3. I like the way the Bessa feels in my hand and how it shoots over the M3. I'm considering purchasing a Bessa-R for my collection to use with some of my LTM...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 02-20-2014
Replies: 80
Views: 8,966
Posted By alienmeatsack
That's what I was thinking as the days passed and...

That's what I was thinking as the days passed and I looked at the FL equiv that the 35 offers and then what the Fuji 27 will bring me... I think the 90mm equiv of the 60 will be perfect to complete...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-20-2014
Replies: 52
Views: 7,434
Posted By alienmeatsack
If this film isn't super expensive, it will make...

If this film isn't super expensive, it will make a lot of old cameras useful again. I can't tell you how many 127 cameras I run across that are lovely and need a home but I pass due to the film...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 02-19-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 1,324
Posted By alienmeatsack
I saw this earlier today (and commented in the...

I saw this earlier today (and commented in the article). I thought the negatives looked really neat by themselves.

I don't have any of that particular film but I wondered if that same cafenol mix...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-19-2014
Replies: 3,801
Views: 316,741
Posted By alienmeatsack
I'm carrying my Lomography La Sardina loaded with...

I'm carrying my Lomography La Sardina loaded with expired Kodak TMax 100 today. And my phone's camera of course too.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 02-18-2014
Replies: 46
Views: 6,763
Posted By alienmeatsack
How much would I spend? $250-300 USD maybe IF I...

How much would I spend? $250-300 USD maybe IF I had a real need and it was a damn nice bag that fit 75% or more of my camera bag needs. And I had the money laying around. The ones I've looked at...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-18-2014
Replies: 3,801
Views: 316,741
Posted By alienmeatsack
I've got my Lomo Smena 8M with me today, loaded...

I've got my Lomo Smena 8M with me today, loaded with some Kodak E6 from 1998. When it's nice outside, like today, I try to carry one or two nice cameras but today I just grabbed what was handy and...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 02-14-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 6,069
Posted By alienmeatsack
I ended up cancelling the Fuji adapter order...

I ended up cancelling the Fuji adapter order after it took forever and I got the Metabones and Fotodiox adapters in hand and could play.

So I can't speak for the Fuji or Rayqual. However, I like...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-14-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,218
Posted By alienmeatsack
I ran into the same situation a while back trying...

I ran into the same situation a while back trying to find a place that had Diafine in Canada for a friend who was looking for some and new to B/W developing. They ended up having to get some D76.

At...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 02-14-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 4,231
Posted By alienmeatsack
It's still just a rumor at this point and no one...

It's still just a rumor at this point and no one from Lomography will confirm or deny it. I do think that the X mount (as well as the other mount systems for Sony and others) are a great platform to...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 02-13-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 4,231
Posted By alienmeatsack
I agree with jsrockit... and to me priced right...

I agree with jsrockit... and to me priced right would be $50. However I have a feeling it will be more like $100. Keep in mind that Loreo's own Lens-in-a-cap is $40 at most for Canon/Nikon...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-13-2014
Replies: 55
Views: 6,382
Posted By alienmeatsack
I think for me, where I sell it depends on what...

I think for me, where I sell it depends on what it's worth. I'll usually see if any friends are interested and if they pass, I'll post it on eBay or Amazon.

The camera I am currently selling is on...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 02-12-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 3,838
Posted By alienmeatsack
I recently lucked (or not so lucky) into a QL19...

I recently lucked (or not so lucky) into a QL19 for a song and snapped it up. Sadly it had the sticky shutter problem common to the QL17 and QL19 cameras.

I've found quite a bit of info online about...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-12-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 1,712
Posted By alienmeatsack
Wahoo! Results! IT'S ALIVE! :D Congrats on the...

Wahoo! Results! IT'S ALIVE! :D Congrats on the revival :D
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-10-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,100
Posted By alienmeatsack
Most of what I've seen has been just a small...

Most of what I've seen has been just a small circle of leather with a hole in the middle, pushed over the lugs. THen the strap attached to that.

I use rubber o-rings for this purpose for some of my...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 02-09-2014
Replies: 80
Views: 8,966
Posted By alienmeatsack
I don't mind a little bit of size for quality and...

I don't mind a little bit of size for quality and access to the focal length it offers plus the macro functions. My 18mm with the stock hood is semi big to me as well, so that's not a super big...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 02-09-2014
Replies: 80
Views: 8,966
Posted By alienmeatsack
I will have to look into the 60. The photos from...

I will have to look into the 60. The photos from it I've seen have been lovely. I only have one "90mm" lens but rarely use it because it's a big long mess.

The auto-focus stuff isn't a huge deal as...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 02-09-2014
Replies: 80
Views: 8,966
Posted By alienmeatsack
I went ahead and got my 27mm on order, they are...

I went ahead and got my 27mm on order, they are now 1-2 month back ordered on all the sites that I normally buy from. So I have a short wait.

I hope to grab the 35mm as well possibly, but I am...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 02-09-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 7,462
Posted By alienmeatsack
I'm curious if anyone has tried open-spooling...

I'm curious if anyone has tried open-spooling their ONDU 135 yet. I had considered trying it for the experience but have not yet given it a whirl.

I think the body is light tight enough that you...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 02-09-2014
Replies: 80
Views: 8,966
Posted By alienmeatsack
Nice catch @coelacanth, looks like you cleaned...

Nice catch @coelacanth, looks like you cleaned up. (And Fuji/Amazon cleaned our your credit or bank account as well.) :D

I think I'd like to get the 35 as well. However that 27mm on sale for $200 is...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 02-06-2014
Replies: 160
Views: 27,725
Posted By alienmeatsack
Dear photography Gods, please let the fixed lens...

Dear photography Gods, please let the fixed lens RF cameras I want "BAM" for me like Clive said, sooner then later. Love, ams.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 02-06-2014
Replies: 80
Views: 8,966
Posted By alienmeatsack
I've been holding out to get the 35mm, this looks...

I've been holding out to get the 35mm, this looks like it's my cue to leap in! And i just bought a new VC for the Bessa. Dangit!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-05-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 6,568
Posted By alienmeatsack
I think they discount it a few EUR if you buy a...

I think they discount it a few EUR if you buy a certain amount. I wonder how much savings there is for larger quantities and how much is saved if doing so then paying to ship it to everyone in a...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-05-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 6,568
Posted By alienmeatsack
That's a bit steep but not that bad overall....

That's a bit steep but not that bad overall. Certainly not "Buy 100 rolls" priced but worth trying.

That's about $6.50 a roll from Maco in USD vs $9 from Freestyle... With Maco's minimum order and...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-05-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,955
Posted By alienmeatsack
I like to do experiments with fogged films. I'll...

I like to do experiments with fogged films. I'll do multiple exposures, long exposures well past the proper time required, test cameras I buy, use the fog as part of the experience and so forth.

If...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 02-05-2014
Replies: 160
Views: 27,725
Posted By alienmeatsack
Since I posted this, I've been bidding on and...

Since I posted this, I've been bidding on and losing several of the cameras from this thread. I did win a Canonet Q19 for almost nothing, then realized it was a Q19 not a Q17.

I've also been trying...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 02-03-2014
Replies: 493
Views: 173,506
Posted By alienmeatsack
I love this shot. The depth of field on it makes...

I love this shot. The depth of field on it makes it feel like it's a model and not real life. Loving the shadow and light play, the hazy foggy background as well. Very cool.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-03-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,089
Posted By alienmeatsack
Mine are lead. And they kept falling out of the...

Mine are lead. And they kept falling out of the clip, so I fastened them using some zip ties.

I actually prefer to weigh down the ends of the film using binder clips. I abrasively sand the surface...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-31-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,730
Posted By alienmeatsack
I have several that are decently small that are...

I have several that are decently small that are 35mm and have zoom including the Leica MiniZoom and the smaller Olympus Stylus Infinity. That's about the smallest I've had in hand.
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 01-31-2014
Replies: 160
Views: 27,725
Posted By alienmeatsack
Would it be taking the thread off-topic to...

Would it be taking the thread off-topic to inquire what turned you off of the Electro 35? I am curious since I love mine. Maybe I only love it because I've not used some of the others mentioned here...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 01-31-2014
Replies: 160
Views: 27,725
Posted By alienmeatsack
I don't know about the rest of you but I have a...

I don't know about the rest of you but I have a small film camera addiction and when someone says "THIS IS THE BEST! I LOVE IT!", I need that camera, regardless of how many cameras I own that are...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 01-31-2014
Replies: 160
Views: 27,725
Posted By alienmeatsack
I looked up the top 3, all are expensive, but...

I looked up the top 3, all are expensive, but they got so much love here I need to check them out.

And I seem to have killed the thread. Sorry. :(
Forum: DIYS Modifications 01-31-2014
Replies: 1
Views: 1,408
Posted By alienmeatsack
Not I. But, to be fair I don't have mine yet. I...

Not I. But, to be fair I don't have mine yet. I am waiting for Lomography to get their act together and award my Piggies so I can buy the back in the first place.

I don't know why you couldn't use...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 01-30-2014
Replies: 160
Views: 27,725
Posted By alienmeatsack
If anyone is curious... I just did a quick...

If anyone is curious... I just did a quick tally...

1) Canonet QL17 G3 (currently 9 mentions)
2) Konica Hexar AF (8 mentions)
3) Konica Auto S2 (6 mentions)

The "round around" top mention is the...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 01-30-2014
Replies: 160
Views: 27,725
Posted By alienmeatsack
For me it's my Electro 35, partly because it was...

For me it's my Electro 35, partly because it was one of the first really nice fun to use FLRF cameras I got and partly because it just looked fun/retro.

I always enjoy threads like this. I take a...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 01-29-2014
Replies: 1,860
Views: 373,823
Posted By alienmeatsack
I shot my Horizon 202 this weekend, taking great...

I shot my Horizon 202 this weekend, taking great care not to force the film advance and break the film, again. Only this time, the camera got revenge on me by malfunctioning. So the camera thought it...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 01-29-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,896
Posted By alienmeatsack
I hope this is true. I've really been struggling...

I hope this is true. I've really been struggling with the fact that my JPG and my RAW aren't the same once i bring them into LR when I use BW or other settings.
Forum: Yashica RF 01-29-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 1,164
Posted By alienmeatsack
Nice collection! If you were selling separately,...

Nice collection! If you were selling separately, they'd probably mostly sell quickly I'd say. I think buying that many all in one shot requires more up front cash then many people would want to fork...
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-29-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 10,768
Posted By alienmeatsack
I've got an X-E2 and I use it with both the...

I've got an X-E2 and I use it with both the Metabones Nikon G (non-speedbooster) and Leica adapters.

I considered getting the speedbooster version of the Nikon G adapter but honestly, I am very...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 01-28-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 7,462
Posted By alienmeatsack
That thing is wide, I would have guessed more...

That thing is wide, I would have guessed more like 8-9 feet based on the shot! Gotta love that depth perception in wide shots :D
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 01-27-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 7,462
Posted By alienmeatsack
Nice shot Ezzie, I love the wide stuff. How close...

Nice shot Ezzie, I love the wide stuff. How close were you to the poles in the middle?

In the above shots of the Sprocket Rocket and M3, I literally had the pinhole maybe an 1" from the...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 01-27-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 7,462
Posted By alienmeatsack
I think the trick to avoid the scratches, besides...

I think the trick to avoid the scratches, besides some felt on the edges of the frame (which I've considered but am not sure how much clearance there is between the frame mask and the back which...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 01-27-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 7,462
Posted By alienmeatsack
I did notice that when you advance your shot and...

I did notice that when you advance your shot and are keeping the film tight, you need to be careful not to keep too much pressure on the source cassette or it will drag the film across the frame and...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 01-27-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 7,462
Posted By alienmeatsack
Close up tests and detail...

Close up tests and detail tests...

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3751/11848188356_f8418f0844_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alienmeatsack/11848188356/)
Leica M3...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 01-27-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 7,462
Posted By alienmeatsack
I don't have a photo here of it, but it's pretty...

I don't have a photo here of it, but it's pretty simple. I used a Kalt plastic film cassette for it.

I literally just turned the spool around and stuck it in in reverse, and then took one of my...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-27-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 4,376
Posted By alienmeatsack
Cool stuff. You are a braver soul than I, diving...

Cool stuff. You are a braver soul than I, diving into the guts of this bad boy.

It's cool you are doing so, this means that a once dead camera is alive and loved again and that is a good thing!
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 01-27-2014
Replies: 64
Views: 4,544
Posted By alienmeatsack
I have a huge collection of t-shirts with an...

I have a huge collection of t-shirts with an assortment of sayings, movie/tv quotes and other cool and nerdy things on them. Picking one would be nearly impossible.

Currently, I'd say it's probably...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-26-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 602
Posted By alienmeatsack
For a nice working good condition LMZ that is a...

For a nice working good condition LMZ that is a good price. I think I paid more then that for mine without the Leica case.

When I was looking at them, they were going for $50-150 on US eBay...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-24-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 5,314
Posted By alienmeatsack
Beautiful shots! Makes me want to see Africa,...

Beautiful shots! Makes me want to see Africa, however I am too film camera OCD to not take a ton of gear. :D
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-24-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 1,934
Posted By alienmeatsack
Love KEH. Always friendly and helpful. If you...

Love KEH. Always friendly and helpful. If you call them, they will work with you on the shipping, I'd bet... as said above. I agree with the envelop thing. I'd bet if you talk to them they'd do that...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-24-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 2,673
Posted By alienmeatsack
Nice looking bag. Not sure if I'd use it for...

Nice looking bag. Not sure if I'd use it for camera gear due to how it opens. I tend to want things with straps and easy access from my neck, but it's sure pretty.

There are a few people on Etsy and...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-23-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 3,116
Posted By alienmeatsack
Because so many of us photographers have a spoon...

Because so many of us photographers have a spoon in our equipment bags for selfies. ;D
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-23-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 3,116
Posted By alienmeatsack
I assumed it was for "selfies" as well. I've had...

I assumed it was for "selfies" as well. I've had a few cameras with mirrors for selfies, including 2 of my phones over the years. Makes perfect sense to me.

The "catches your eye in the shop" thing...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 01-23-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 3,035
Posted By alienmeatsack
Lots of good advice AND a great offer on the 202....

Lots of good advice AND a great offer on the 202. FTW :D Clive, sounds like your work has been done for you. Get that camera and get to shooting!

Tom, that's an interesting idea. I wonder if I could...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-23-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 993
Posted By alienmeatsack
I had the same exact issue with my DDX bottles...

I had the same exact issue with my DDX bottles when I used it. It was actually kind of infuriating. I'd make a special effort not to put the lid on too tight the previous use and it still would not...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 01-23-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 3,035
Posted By alienmeatsack
I purchased my 202 last year and had the same...

I purchased my 202 last year and had the same questions. I knew I wanted a panoramic swing lens camera but wasn't sure what to look for.

Here is my experience/thoughts.

The handle, while sometimes...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-22-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 4,382
Posted By alienmeatsack
I am losing my 'randy' edge. I love women,...

I am losing my 'randy' edge. I love women, tattooed women and cameras.

All three in one shot, and what do I do? Go look up the camera to see what their deal is, what they cost etc.

Beautiful...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-17-2014
Replies: 12,080
Views: 4,439,691
Posted By alienmeatsack
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8082/8297549430_32a4...

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8082/8297549430_32a4049303_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alienmeatsack/8297549430/)
Oily Shoes Hanging From Tree...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-16-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 2,252
Posted By alienmeatsack
I think you can use any BW developer to do the...

I think you can use any BW developer to do the job. I'd probably try to use something like D76 or their TMax Developer.

I don't know if it's like some other older films where you have to hit it hard...
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-14-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 1,784
Posted By alienmeatsack
I own 2 adapters for my X-E2... the cheaper...

I own 2 adapters for my X-E2... the cheaper Fotodiox, because I've had good luck with them so far. And the Metabones adapter. I keep a LTM->M Mount ring on the LTMs I use and just pop them on and...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 01-13-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,257
Posted By alienmeatsack
I believe that the IP 600 films they also...

I believe that the IP 600 films they also advertise with the PX 70 work without mods in the SX-70. Just require the above mentioned ND filter since the film and the camera are different speeds. I...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 01-13-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,257
Posted By alienmeatsack
For the SX-70, that is all that the Impossible...

For the SX-70, that is all that the Impossible Project offers currently.

They used to offer the Cool Shade black and white film too but I've seen it on there for a while, you might be able to find...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-13-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 3,557
Posted By alienmeatsack
I use 1+50 typically for the length of time in...

I use 1+50 typically for the length of time in the chart and then +/– for Push/Pull processing. I only do maybe 4 gentle inversions after securing the lid, then a few inversions at the first minute...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-10-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 555
Posted By alienmeatsack
I second the hinge door foam suggestion. That's...

I second the hinge door foam suggestion. That's where most of my bodies leak.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-09-2014
Replies: 222
Views: 16,750
Posted By alienmeatsack
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3751/11848188356_f84...

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3751/11848188356_f8418f0844_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alienmeatsack/11848188356/)
Leica M3 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alienmeatsack/11848188356/) by...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 01-08-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 7,462
Posted By alienmeatsack
I didn't care for the metal cassette they...

I didn't care for the metal cassette they included. So, I took one of my plastic ones, flipped the spool and filed both ends smooth. Seems to work nicely on this roll I am working on now.
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 01-08-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 7,462
Posted By alienmeatsack
Mine arrived safe and sound yesterday. WOW is it...

Mine arrived safe and sound yesterday. WOW is it pretty. A lot of hard work and craftmanship as well as planning the functionality of it.

I've only done one quick test roll so far. I hope to use it...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 01-07-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 2,648
Posted By alienmeatsack
If it's not too expensive, it could be fun to...

If it's not too expensive, it could be fun to print Instax images off the phone. I do wish they'd have done a wide model too. Maybe in time.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-05-2014
Replies: 3,198
Views: 559,556
Posted By alienmeatsack
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5534/11578859566_721...

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5534/11578859566_7210fe43ff_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alienmeatsack/11578859566/)
fog (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alienmeatsack/11578859566/) by...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 01-03-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 7,462
Posted By alienmeatsack
I'm still waiting for mine. I got in just past...

I'm still waiting for mine. I got in just past the first batch of "early bird" Kickstarters. I have been expecting mine to show up any day now for a few weeks. :D

I keep seeing people posting about...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-03-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 779
Posted By alienmeatsack
I'm a big fan of Timbuk2's products. I own at...

I'm a big fan of Timbuk2's products. I own at least 8 bags now but not this one. However I am sure it's top notch quality.

I guess the trick here is to figure out if the layout is right for your...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 12-30-2013
Replies: 51
Views: 6,069
Posted By alienmeatsack
My Metabones M Mount adapter arrived today. The...

My Metabones M Mount adapter arrived today.

The MB is heavier and I like the bigger release knob then the Fotodiox adapter. However, I found that my VC lenses stuck to it and required some pretty...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 12-29-2013
Replies: 572
Views: 84,462
Posted By alienmeatsack
I think addictive describes ALL camera gear,...

I think addictive describes ALL camera gear, regardless of what it is.

I have so many 35mm and 120 cameras now it's not funny, quite a few digital, and my Instax and Polaroid collection is growing...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 12-29-2013
Replies: 572
Views: 84,462
Posted By alienmeatsack
I've been enjoying the Instax Mini 90 since I got...

I've been enjoying the Instax Mini 90 since I got it, but I still like shooting the actual Polaroids. I noticed that Target is still selling the PIC-300 aka Instax Mini 7s and the Polaroid branded...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 12-29-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 3,637
Posted By alienmeatsack
I agree with the above comments, that's a nice,...

I agree with the above comments, that's a nice, looking camera and I look forward to seeing results. I love the interchangeable middle idea, I had a similar plan for mine but yours looks way nicer...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-28-2013
Replies: 104
Views: 9,560
Posted By alienmeatsack
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7431/11577372004_804...

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7431/11577372004_8042621d35_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alienmeatsack/11577372004/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alienmeatsack/11577372004/) by...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-27-2013
Replies: 12,080
Views: 4,439,691
Posted By alienmeatsack
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2832/10528092146_5e1...

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2832/10528092146_5e15460e63_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alienmeatsack/10528092146/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alienmeatsack/10528092146/) by...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 12-27-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 2,679
Posted By alienmeatsack
I am finding LightRoom's conversion of my B/W...

I am finding LightRoom's conversion of my B/W in-camera shots to color and wholly ignoring my B/W settings to be extremely frustrating.

I have 2 settings I use and like currently based on stuff...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-27-2013
Replies: 2,578
Views: 494,774
Posted By alienmeatsack
A foggy frosty Thursday morning, lots of films...

A foggy frosty Thursday morning, lots of films and cameras... But the red scale stuff was by far my fave...
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2829/11577262313_b08d503f18_c.jpg...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 12-27-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 1,197
Posted By alienmeatsack
I was doing the same thing with a pin and then...

I was doing the same thing with a pin and then invested in some tiny drill bits and a pin vice. I use alluminum can material and cut super clean holes into that for better image quality and cleaner...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 12-26-2013
Replies: 51
Views: 6,069
Posted By alienmeatsack
I sort of went a little nuts on the M Mount...

I sort of went a little nuts on the M Mount adapters. I received the Fotodiox today, have the Metabones due next week and the Fuji (because I wanted to try the corrections via adapter thing) is being...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-24-2013
Replies: 54
Views: 3,196
Posted By alienmeatsack
For Thanksgiving in DC, I shot a rented X100s as...

For Thanksgiving in DC, I shot a rented X100s as well as bouncing between my Bessa R4A (and two lenses), a Lomo LC-A and a Yashica MAT-124G.

TOday was out Christmas celebration and I shot about 90%...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 12-23-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 2,679
Posted By alienmeatsack
Thanks, I will try the in camera RAW manipulation...

Thanks, I will try the in camera RAW manipulation stuff. I had seen it could do that but I'd not even tried yet.

Having used the X100s for a week, I kind of just lept right into this body when it...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 12-23-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 2,679
Posted By alienmeatsack
I think I want a little both both ways. I want to...

I think I want a little both both ways. I want to understand one vs the other and how to do a look between the two... and replicate it later.

But I also want to do things new ways as well. I am...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 12-23-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 2,679
Posted By alienmeatsack
The really really knowing the camera thing is the...

The really really knowing the camera thing is the part that will come with use. It's my first digital (besides my Nikon) that I've had in a long time and used regularly.

I've spent so much time...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-23-2013
Replies: 8,961
Views: 875,184
Posted By alienmeatsack
It just doesn't stop... I got 2 packs of...

It just doesn't stop...

I got 2 packs of Polaroid 665 film, a big bag filled with an assortment of Kodak and Rite Aid films all expired, a Fuji X-E2 and 18mmF2, an SX-70 plus a few packs of PX 70...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 12-23-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 2,679
Posted By alienmeatsack
blackfriday - noted and will try them,...

blackfriday - noted and will try them, thanks!

cug - so what you are saying is to compare the JPG and the RAW from in camera and see what is actually done in camera to it to make it have the BW look...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 12-22-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 2,679
Posted By alienmeatsack
back alley - I use Fine/RAW myself, which means...

back alley - I use Fine/RAW myself, which means like you I end up with a BW shot and a color shot with all the data. I do wish that the RAW file was a duplicate of the JPG so I didn't have to...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 12-22-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 2,315
Posted By alienmeatsack
I live for wide angle and having a zoom that's...

I live for wide angle and having a zoom that's wide would be nice. But I am going to see once this comes out what others think and hope for some rebates/sales after it's been out a while.

I have...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 12-21-2013
Replies: 41
Views: 3,797
Posted By alienmeatsack
The X100s I rented and my X-E2 also do this. It...

The X100s I rented and my X-E2 also do this. It ignores the minimum shutter speed I set up to achieve the exposure that it wants. I never did figure out how to stop it.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 12-20-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 2,679
Posted By alienmeatsack
I guess I should have been more specific, I was...

I guess I should have been more specific, I was talking about in-camera settings. Like for example what you use for your Q Menu/Custom Settings for taking grainy high contrast or soft muted BW photos...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 12-20-2013
Replies: 45
Views: 8,501
Posted By alienmeatsack
These shots make me really want to pick up the...

These shots make me really want to pick up the Metabones Nikon G adapter and use my fisheye and super wides! Some lovely shots here too!

I think my Lensbaby Fisheye should give me a similar cropped...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 12-20-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 2,679
Posted By alienmeatsack
Share Your B/W Settings

Hi all. I am, at heart, a film guy, I love the massive variations that one can get in B/W film photography based on the film I use, the developer I use, the dilution, the filters and so on.

I just...
Forum: Fuji X Series 12-20-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 2,489
Posted By alienmeatsack
FWIW, I just purchased a brand new 18mmF2 and...

FWIW, I just purchased a brand new 18mmF2 and X-E2 and they came with firmware 1.0 and 2.01 (I believe, possibly 2.00) respectively.

I have upgraded both with the current versions a bit ago with no...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 12-20-2013
Replies: 51
Views: 6,069
Posted By alienmeatsack
X-E2 is in hand, finally. I have the Fuji 18mm...

X-E2 is in hand, finally. I have the Fuji 18mm lens and am waiting for one of the adapters to arrive so I can try all my Leica/VC/FSU glass.

I think I'm going to try the Fuji adapter possibly if the...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 12-20-2013
Replies: 42
Views: 5,921
Posted By alienmeatsack
In the box... Instax 90 Neo Classic camera ...

In the box...


Instax 90 Neo Classic camera
Battery
Battery charger
Battery charger power plug for another country (not US for sure)
2 little strap connectors
Neck strap
3 giant instruction...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 12-20-2013
Replies: 42
Views: 5,921
Posted By alienmeatsack
My imported Neo Classic arrived today and I've...

My imported Neo Classic arrived today and I've already almost blasted through a pack of film.

Notes... Has lots of modes, accessing them is pretty simple. Once you understand what each does, they...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 12-19-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 5,260
Posted By alienmeatsack
Any idea when you will have Leica M -> Fuji X ...

Any idea when you will have Leica M -> Fuji X series adapters for XE2 etc back in stock, sans tripod mount?
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-19-2013
Replies: 117
Views: 11,822
Posted By alienmeatsack
I've been shooting film and digital since I was a...

I've been shooting film and digital since I was a teenager, now almost 46, and I still to this day dislike calling myself a photographer. I am semi-ok with saying I'm a film photographer because that...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-19-2013
Replies: 2,108
Views: 389,556
Posted By alienmeatsack
I've not yet shot any of my XX in my M3, but I...

I've not yet shot any of my XX in my M3, but I shot my first roll this past weekend in my LC-A and I liked it. I shot at 200 and developed in Diafine. The resulting strip of film looked to me a lot...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-19-2013
Replies: 117
Views: 11,822
Posted By alienmeatsack
I've only had one experience with my M3 while out...

I've only had one experience with my M3 while out shooting. I had it and a Summitar in hand and was snapping photos of a pedestrian bridge by the river. An older man approached me after waiting for...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 12-19-2013
Replies: 51
Views: 6,069
Posted By alienmeatsack
I am definitely one of those people who will...

I am definitely one of those people who will spring for the better quality higher priced device if I need to. I've purchased a lot of "cheap junk" and learned many lessons with a price tag...
Forum: Fuji X Series 12-19-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 14,003
Posted By alienmeatsack
Dangit. The M Mount Fuji adapters are out of...

Dangit. The M Mount Fuji adapters are out of stock. :( I was going to order one. Sigh.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 12-19-2013
Replies: 51
Views: 6,069
Posted By alienmeatsack
I read that yesterday (or this morning I can't...

I read that yesterday (or this morning I can't remember)... looks like its going to be $999 and similar to my 15mm up to my around 35-40mm? other lenses on my Nikon gear.

I took the plunge and...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 12-18-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 2,315
Posted By alienmeatsack
It's a bit more then I was hoping it would be for...

It's a bit more then I was hoping it would be for a super wide zoom for the X platform.

But that also means that I can pick up my X-E2 and the kit lens for it or a wide of some kind while the rebate...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-18-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 1,083
Posted By alienmeatsack
I shoot Arista EDU Ultra all the time without any...

I shoot Arista EDU Ultra all the time without any filters and have no issues with it. If i am not mistaken it's the same stock as Fomapan.

I will use a yellow, red or blue filter occasionally to...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-18-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 6,439
Posted By alienmeatsack
I love mine, it's hefty in weight and feels solid...

I love mine, it's hefty in weight and feels solid in the hands. The meter still works like a champ, but if you want to shoot above 400 ISO you have to adjust the settings based on what speed the film...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-18-2013
Replies: 12,080
Views: 4,439,691
Posted By alienmeatsack
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7377/11275522286_7e3...

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7377/11275522286_7e38ae1cfd_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alienmeatsack/11275522286/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alienmeatsack/11275522286/) by...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-18-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 723
Posted By alienmeatsack
I've only done 2 sessions at a skate park and I...

I've only done 2 sessions at a skate park and I loved it. I found that the skaters and bikers saw a camera and really brought out their A game so to speak. I'd love to do more, as I love...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 12-17-2013
Replies: 51
Views: 6,069
Posted By alienmeatsack
I am literally at the point where I am ready to...

I am literally at the point where I am ready to buy the body.

I am considering buying an adapter or two and renting the X-E2 body to try some of my Leica/VC lenses on it... I really want to buy the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-17-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 3,103
Posted By alienmeatsack
In my experience most of Kodak's bargain films...

In my experience most of Kodak's bargain films have always had more saturated colors. And the bargain Fuji films tend to have variations in color and tone from speed to speed.

Unless you spring for...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-17-2013
Replies: 40
Views: 16,506
Posted By alienmeatsack
Sounds fun. I wonder if any US vendors will be...

Sounds fun. I wonder if any US vendors will be selling it. It's a bit expensive for me to order from MacoDirect to the US.

Seems like MacoDirect has a ton of stuff I want including the Rollei/Fuji...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 12-15-2013
Replies: 572
Views: 84,462
Posted By alienmeatsack
I visited the local flea market guy who's got the...

I visited the local flea market guy who's got the crazy vintage photo booth today with my friend.

He had about six One Steps and similar 600 Polaroid cameras in the booth as well as a J66 and that...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-14-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 872
Posted By alienmeatsack
For those who are curious... B&H has 36 and 24...

For those who are curious...

B&H has 36 and 24 rolls of 35mm TriX for $4.49 each, Adorama is also same price for 24/36 at $4.49. (USD) Freestyle's price "discounted" is $4.39 and $3.99 respectively...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-13-2013
Replies: 8,961
Views: 875,184
Posted By alienmeatsack
I still think this thread for me could be "What...

I still think this thread for me could be "What haven't you bought?" because I buy way too much.

Let's see, today I bought 20 rolls of Kodak ProFoto XL, a bottle of Adox Adonal, a Rollei C-41 Color...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-13-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 3,103
Posted By alienmeatsack
If you had posted this thread last month, I'd...

If you had posted this thread last month, I'd have said go to Walgreens. They had a crazy sale on the Fuji Super 200, with their Rewards Program membership and a discount coupon, it was $4 a box of 4...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 12-12-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,234
Posted By alienmeatsack
I don't know if I count as I only rented an X100s...

I don't know if I count as I only rented an X100s for a week and used it every day for that time. But the one thing that I found to be the most useful for me was to turn it to Manual Focus and then...
Forum: Fuji X Series 12-12-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 1,463
Posted By alienmeatsack
goamules - Nice pics, love the windmill and the...

goamules - Nice pics, love the windmill and the tones of colors on the metal against the sky!

Snowbuzz, I think that is common with all cameras and all devices of any kind. There are going to be...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-12-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 2,037
Posted By alienmeatsack
Anyone who uploads film photos, like me, is going...

Anyone who uploads film photos, like me, is going to be left out of that list. I know that ALL of my film scans all say they are from a Canon CanoScan 9000f in the exif data and not the assorted 30+...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-12-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,186
Posted By alienmeatsack
The Agfa Precisa film is expensive as well, so I...

The Agfa Precisa film is expensive as well, so I am guessing it's not a US product. I always assumed it was a cheap slide film like Kodak Gold is a cheap color film.

Is there anywhere to get this...
Forum: Optics Theory - 12-12-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 8,001
Posted By alienmeatsack
I just posted about this in the other thread. I...

I just posted about this in the other thread. I don't know which of these two is the official thread. But the lens is now available outside of Kickstarter for pre-orders for $600-700 depending on if...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-12-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 2,413
Posted By alienmeatsack
This lens is now officially available for...

This lens is now officially available for pre-order outside of Kickstarter with a 5 month wait.

The non-Kickstarter price = $600 for the Brass version and $700 USD for the black version. OUCH....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-11-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 3,103
Posted By alienmeatsack
It looks like the Lomography 35mm 100 ISO color...

It looks like the Lomography 35mm 100 ISO color film is $8.90 for a 3/pack. That's around $2.97 a roll before shipping. I think that you can get Fuji Super 200 or Kodak Gold 200 for less per roll...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 12-11-2013
Replies: 32
Views: 6,348
Posted By alienmeatsack
I don't know much about the IR shooting process,...

I don't know much about the IR shooting process, which filters to use for what, or any of that. I just know that I've wanted a converted camera for a while and keep my eye on them.

I think the...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 12-11-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 1,359
Posted By alienmeatsack
I think that a lot of the variance that people...

I think that a lot of the variance that people claim to see in the films, like the differences between 100 and 100F is something that is not that big of a deal except to the person who nitpicks, or...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-11-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 3,103
Posted By alienmeatsack
I'd use Kodak Gold 100 (hard to find) or 200...

I'd use Kodak Gold 100 (hard to find) or 200 (readily available) or Fuji's Super 200. These are the cheapest films that I know of per roll that aren't ridiculously bad quality and produce proper...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-11-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 2,925
Posted By alienmeatsack
I've always envied those who photographed sports...

I've always envied those who photographed sports for a living. As a photographer, I know how much work is involved in keeping up with the action, tracking the motion, keeping your focus just so,...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 12-11-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 1,359
Posted By alienmeatsack
I've only cross-processed 100 and 100F and...

I've only cross-processed 100 and 100F and scanned it. So my only input here is based on how easy/difficult it was to actually scan. I had no issues with bowing down the middle or anything. And I...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 12-11-2013
Replies: 1,860
Views: 373,823
Posted By alienmeatsack
I discovered that shooting snow photos in ice...

I discovered that shooting snow photos in ice cold temperatures with a Horizon 202 can be problematic. Partially due to the extreme exposure conditions between bright snow and dark trees and skies,...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 12-10-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 1,630
Posted By alienmeatsack
I love the stuff taken from those Phantoms and...

I love the stuff taken from those Phantoms and the GoPro's but wow, that is just a lot of money to sink. Made my heart sad to see both items go down.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-09-2013
Replies: 205
Views: 132,034
Posted By alienmeatsack
philipus, I was going to suggest trying...

philipus, I was going to suggest trying macodirect.de (http://www.macodirect.de/kodak-farbwelt-p-2487.html) but it looks like all they have is the Farbwelt 200/400. I did some digging around online...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 12-09-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 3,573
Posted By alienmeatsack
One thing to also consider is how long your...

One thing to also consider is how long your fingers are and how long the fingers in the gloves are. I have less issues using my standard winter gloves and the controls then I have with the damn tips...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 12-09-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 7,372
Posted By alienmeatsack
Swift, sadly my first shots were all out of focus...

Swift, sadly my first shots were all out of focus as I had received a defective camera. Once I got it back, I got busy using it.

I have all these 6x6, 6x9 cameras and just the one that can do those...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 12-09-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 7,372
Posted By alienmeatsack
I love my Belair. I use it in 6x9 and 6x12 mode...

I love my Belair. I use it in 6x9 and 6x12 mode often and almost always with the 90mm lens at f/16 and adjusting the ISO to compensate. It's wonderful at 6x6 but I have 6x6 cameras, I like the wider...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 12-09-2013
Replies: 1,860
Views: 373,823
Posted By alienmeatsack
Ezzie, I like that shot, very nice!

Ezzie, I like that shot, very nice!
Forum: Fuji X Series 12-07-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 4,475
Posted By alienmeatsack
On the X100s, you turned on the grid and picked...

On the X100s, you turned on the grid and picked which one in the Menus, but displaying it was an option of the Displays themselves. Meaning, you turned it on or off per your liking along with...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-07-2013
Replies: 12,080
Views: 4,439,691
Posted By alienmeatsack
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3775/10502442394_725...

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3775/10502442394_725321d573_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alienmeatsack/10502442394/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alienmeatsack/10502442394/) by...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-06-2013
Replies: 90
Views: 6,828
Posted By alienmeatsack
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7358/11162868925_1aa...

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7358/11162868925_1aabc20e4f_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alienmeatsack/11162868925/)
City Underneath (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alienmeatsack/11162868925/) by...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 12-04-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 2,149
Posted By alienmeatsack
The 23/1.4 is out of stock, maybe that is why the...

The 23/1.4 is out of stock, maybe that is why the bundle link is failing, there's no "Add to Cart" button on the page to allow the link to combine the two possibly.

I tried the body/lens combo at...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 12-04-2013
Replies: 51
Views: 6,069
Posted By alienmeatsack
I just found this write up on the Fotodiox using...

I just found this write up on the Fotodiox using several different VC lenses, a Zeiss and Leica one, all on an...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 12-03-2013
Replies: 51
Views: 6,069
Posted By alienmeatsack
Gary, thanks for the info and explanation! I'm...

Gary, thanks for the info and explanation!

I'm slowing getting all of the details of these adapters and how they work and fit into the scheme of things in my head and sorted. Picking a body was easy...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 12-03-2013
Replies: 51
Views: 6,069
Posted By alienmeatsack
I know on my Nikon bodies for example, because of...

I know on my Nikon bodies for example, because of the focal length differences, if I use an adapter for my Leica M mount lenses, they all become close up lenses. If I use my Auto Miranda lens on the...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 12-03-2013
Replies: 572
Views: 84,462
Posted By alienmeatsack
3rdtrick, using the paper dark slide is a good...

3rdtrick, using the paper dark slide is a good solution. I think there should be enough for 2 covers with enough tab sticking out to remove them.

The only issue I can think of is that you'd still...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 12-03-2013
Replies: 51
Views: 6,069
Posted By alienmeatsack
I guess I'm going to have to buy/try the...

I guess I'm going to have to buy/try the different makes/models to find what works best for my lenses. I personally don't have a problem with buying several and using the one that works best with...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 12-02-2013
Replies: 51
Views: 6,069
Posted By alienmeatsack
I know with my VC 15, when the aperture is around...

I know with my VC 15, when the aperture is around f/8-f/16 tends to be super easy to focus. I pretty much set it to 1meter or infinity and everything is in focus depending on my zones.

Wouldn't the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-02-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 2,904
Posted By alienmeatsack
The fact that he was holding the lens awkwardly...

The fact that he was holding the lens awkwardly from the top alone scared me. When he dropped it, I saw it coming. I mean there was no support underneath the lens.

His hand position was so awkward...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 12-02-2013
Replies: 51
Views: 6,069
Posted By alienmeatsack
I'd read about the infinity focus issues with...

I'd read about the infinity focus issues with some of the adapters. Is this a common thing among all the lenses from everyone or just certain makes, focal lengths or similar?

Coming from a film...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 12-02-2013
Replies: 51
Views: 6,069
Posted By alienmeatsack
I'm curious about this myself. My favorite wide...

I'm curious about this myself.

My favorite wide lens on my M mount cameras is my VC 15mm Super Wide and I don't hear good things about it using the different adapters. I'm going to add a 21mm to the...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 12-02-2013
Replies: 2,533
Views: 626,679
Posted By alienmeatsack
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2838/11163625664_8f2...

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2838/11163625664_8f2628514d_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alienmeatsack/11163625664/)
Metro - Washington D.C....
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 12-01-2013
Replies: 2,533
Views: 626,679
Posted By alienmeatsack
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7358/11162868925_1aa...

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7358/11162868925_1aabc20e4f_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alienmeatsack/11162868925/)
City Underneath (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alienmeatsack/11162868925/) by...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 11-26-2013
Replies: 572
Views: 84,462
Posted By alienmeatsack
I've not loaded the Harman DP paper into any of...

I've not loaded the Harman DP paper into any of mine yet, but I can't imagine it would be that difficult. You'd have to trim it down to fit it into an empty holder and use a changing bag to swap, but...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 11-26-2013
Replies: 572
Views: 84,462
Posted By alienmeatsack
I don't know about everyone else here but if it's...

I don't know about everyone else here but if it's $30 or less and works, it's a no brainer for me to buy and clean up to use or hack.

The only LC I do not have now that I am looking for is the 250...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 11-26-2013
Replies: 572
Views: 84,462
Posted By alienmeatsack
Hopefully my 30+ packs will last me for a while....

Hopefully my 30+ packs will last me for a while. I won't really know until next Spring when I get out and really get shooting. I tend to shoot a lot of film when it's nice, and polaroids if I can. I...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-26-2013
Replies: 46
Views: 9,132
Posted By alienmeatsack
I don't know if it was suggested yet Samuel but...

I don't know if it was suggested yet Samuel but have you tried to find a place that rents Leica gear that's in your part of the world?

You might also try to find a local with an M8 who'd meet up...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 11-26-2013
Replies: 572
Views: 84,462
Posted By alienmeatsack
I guess I need to get to know the Impossible film...

I guess I need to get to know the Impossible film more. My OneStep had one pack of good film through it and the last 2 where awful. So i stopped using it.

On a similar note, last night I sat down...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 11-26-2013
Replies: 2,533
Views: 626,679
Posted By alienmeatsack
I'm renting an X100s for the week and holiday...

I'm renting an X100s for the week and holiday weekend. So far, I'm in love with this camera and I've only had it for a day and a half. Is marriage to a camera...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-26-2013
Replies: 262
Views: 39,990
Posted By alienmeatsack
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3769/11060676564_d9c...

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3769/11060676564_d9c7c3f134_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alienmeatsack/11060676564/)
Self-Portrait in Car...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 11-25-2013
Replies: 572
Views: 84,462
Posted By alienmeatsack
I'll have to wait until I get back in town to...

I'll have to wait until I get back in town to decide what to do. That collapsible LC I got would be perfect as the back for this. What I may do is measure and then decide which needs to be chopped so...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 11-25-2013
Replies: 572
Views: 84,462
Posted By alienmeatsack
The Foldex 20 has no focus, and a pretty decent...

The Foldex 20 has no focus, and a pretty decent range of DOF for the lack of focus and the f/8 aperture. I don't know how close to the film plane you could get the pack film or back, but I'd bet you...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 11-25-2013
Replies: 572
Views: 84,462
Posted By alienmeatsack
Do you think it's the film or the camera that is...

Do you think it's the film or the camera that is the primary reason for the quality of the photo that results?

Or a little of both?

I can't see that much of a difference between photos taken on the...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 11-25-2013
Replies: 572
Views: 84,462
Posted By alienmeatsack
Ive got 2 packs of original 667 or 669?? (the...

Ive got 2 packs of original 667 or 669?? (the numbers confuse me) that are both quite expired and don't really result in much of a useful image. But they work very well for testing cameras. So I've...
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