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Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 11-26-2015
Replies: 577
Views: 86,419
Posted By 3rdtrick
Been very busy at work and not posted much...

Been very busy at work and not posted much lately. Here are three recent Polaroids.

BNSF Locomotive near Palmer Lake, CO
Original 110 Pathfinder with Kalart rangefinder and Wollensak 127 Raptar. ...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 12-14-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,722
Posted By 3rdtrick
Great find Godfrey. You will have fun with that...

Great find Godfrey. You will have fun with that and you did not need to build or modify it yourself...
Pete
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 11-07-2014
Replies: 1
Views: 1,209
Posted By 3rdtrick
My Polaroid is a Movie Star!

I finally got my break into the movie industry... We not exactly me but my Polaroid 100 is the star of an independent film shot in Germany.

Be sure to let Google translate if you don't understand...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 07-06-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 1,034
Posted By 3rdtrick
The main website has been updated and has access...

The main website has been updated and has access to all videos now. The site is in German but Google translates it very well. The movie will be filmed in English. ...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 07-03-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 1,274
Posted By 3rdtrick
I like the mood Godfrey and thank you for keeping...

I like the mood Godfrey and thank you for keeping the Polaroid thread alive. I have been away from home for two months and have not done any Polaroid stuff.
Pete
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 05-10-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 1,034
Posted By 3rdtrick
Polaroid in a Movie

My Polaroid 100 is starring in a movie. Check out the trailer and look for it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_BvR6xA7VxA

Here is the interview with the...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 04-06-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 2,461
Posted By 3rdtrick
Yes, even if the film plane was off, something...

Yes, even if the film plane was off, something should be in sharp focus. When you get your metal body camera, shoot a pack with the factory lens. It is a 3 element glass lens and will give you...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 04-03-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 2,461
Posted By 3rdtrick
I am glad you got something working. I came...

I am glad you got something working. I came across a 75 mm Tominon and did not have much luck getting it close enough to the film plane for infinity focus. I think the 105 is about a short as you...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 03-15-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 3,033
Posted By 3rdtrick
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5457/9396728252_d10e...

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5457/9396728252_d10e31ae7d_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/9396728252/)
The Old Oak Tree (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/9396728252/) by...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 12-11-2013
Replies: 577
Views: 86,419
Posted By 3rdtrick
That looks like a great idea. I am pretty busy...

That looks like a great idea. I am pretty busy over the holidays but maybe I will experiment with that next month.
Pete
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 12-03-2013
Replies: 577
Views: 86,419
Posted By 3rdtrick
You got me thinking about it. You could probably...

You got me thinking about it. You could probably use the factory paper darkslide and load one sheet into the pack. You could use the ground glass for focusing and load the camera in daylight but...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-30-2013
Replies: 40
Views: 7,901
Posted By 3rdtrick
If my local shop had it for that price, I would...

If my local shop had it for that price, I would have been buying it there all along instead of ordering from B&H. I like B&H ok but try to support my local shops when I can but most of them have...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 11-30-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 2,886
Posted By 3rdtrick
Frank has a lot of good points. The OP...

Frank has a lot of good points. The OP originally was looking at 4x5 Polaroid and then settled for 3x4 because of the availability of the film. My feeling is that if you are going to shoot 3x4...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 11-27-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 2,886
Posted By 3rdtrick
You are right they are auto exposure but they...

You are right they are auto exposure but they have a lighten/darken adjustment so you have a little bit of control. The 180 sure is expensive, I saw one at the camera show for $900.

Yes they are...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 11-26-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 2,886
Posted By 3rdtrick
Now that you have decided to use the 3x4 films,...

Now that you have decided to use the 3x4 films, then the cheapest camera would be an old Polaroid camera. They are cheap and often found at yard sales and the metal bodies have quite nice 3 element...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 11-26-2013
Replies: 577
Views: 86,419
Posted By 3rdtrick
Unfortunately I like the 3000B for the high ISO...

Unfortunately I like the 3000B for the high ISO and indoor shooting. The Harman paper would still be interesting to play around with. How would you load it into the Fuji film packs? Maybe you...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 11-26-2013
Replies: 577
Views: 86,419
Posted By 3rdtrick
Bruno, The Auto 103 is interesting as it is a...

Bruno,
The Auto 103 is interesting as it is a plastic body but still has the 3 element glass lens and two window rangefinder. The aperture selection is the same as the 101 so the kinda limits it to...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 11-25-2013
Replies: 577
Views: 86,419
Posted By 3rdtrick
A few samples from the conversions: The Speed...

A few samples from the conversions:

The Speed Graphic
http://3rdtrick-photography.smugmug.com/Polaroid/Polaroid-Photos/i-MwCMWqH/0/L/Polaroid%20Scan%2097-L.jpg

The...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 11-25-2013
Replies: 577
Views: 86,419
Posted By 3rdtrick
I know you have a Dremel... Go for it and let us...

I know you have a Dremel... Go for it and let us know how it turns out.
Even if it does not work you will still learn from it.
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 11-25-2013
Replies: 577
Views: 86,419
Posted By 3rdtrick
Ok, you opened up a can of worms... Here are a...

Ok, you opened up a can of worms...
Here are a few of my conversions:

Anniversary Speed Graphic 3x4
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=134646

A 9x12 Glunz Folding...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 11-25-2013
Replies: 577
Views: 86,419
Posted By 3rdtrick
This guy does conversions and also has good info...

This guy does conversions and also has good info for DIY.
http://www.polaroidconversions.com/
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 11-25-2013
Replies: 577
Views: 86,419
Posted By 3rdtrick
The old roll film cameras can be converted to use...

The old roll film cameras can be converted to use the Fuji pack film. It is quite a job but I have done a few myself. The favorites are the 110a and 110b because they have a nice Rodenstock lens. ...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 11-25-2013
Replies: 577
Views: 86,419
Posted By 3rdtrick
The 250 is actually the pinnacle. The newer...

The 250 is actually the pinnacle. The newer metal body cameras are no better and have an electronic timer that may need to be removed for the Fuji films. The 360 has a cool electronic flash units...
Forum: RFF Polls 11-25-2013
Replies: 154
Views: 31,904
Posted By 3rdtrick
I have to admit, most of my photography including...

I have to admit, most of my photography including travel is all digital. I do use Polaroid (Fuji) instant film because I like to give away the prints to family, friends and even strangers. I...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 11-24-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 3,891
Posted By 3rdtrick
They guy that snaps your mug shot at the DMV is a...

They guy that snaps your mug shot at the DMV is a professional photographer...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-22-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 2,850
Posted By 3rdtrick
I had lost interest in upgrading from LR4 when...

I had lost interest in upgrading from LR4 when Adobe dropped the bomb but that full screen feature looks really useful to me. Maybe I will reconsider and upgrade. I like the way LR4 renders my M9...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 11-21-2013
Replies: 577
Views: 86,419
Posted By 3rdtrick
Polaroid had a 'wink light' for the old roll film...

Polaroid had a 'wink light' for the old roll film cameras that did exactly that. A capacitor dumped 3000 volts into a 12 volt flashlight lamp. It was not as bright as a modern electronic flash but...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 11-21-2013
Replies: 577
Views: 86,419
Posted By 3rdtrick
Just plug your flash PC connector into the...

Just plug your flash PC connector into the camera. I know it is M sync but they still work well with the electronic flash. Just make sure you release the shutter button or it will stay open. I use...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-18-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 1,213
Posted By 3rdtrick
Most of my photography is hand held without a...

Most of my photography is hand held without a tripod but I do use a tripod at night for fireworks and time exposures using my 35mm digital equipment. I sometimes use the tripod with Polaroid,...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 11-17-2013
Replies: 577
Views: 86,419
Posted By 3rdtrick
Yes you can cover the meter eye with a dark...

Yes you can cover the meter eye with a dark filter. I have heard people cut them from the SX-70 filter for using 600 film. Hopefully your 250 will not need that. (Grammar check is telling me to...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 11-16-2013
Replies: 577
Views: 86,419
Posted By 3rdtrick
Thank you LKSC, I will look for those P filter...

Thank you LKSC, I will look for those P filter boxes.

AMS, it is quite common to need the L/D adjustment on the old cameras. I use 75 ISO and still often need one full stop to lighten.
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 11-16-2013
Replies: 577
Views: 86,419
Posted By 3rdtrick
Once you have a good working camera, you will...

Once you have a good working camera, you will find that they jump out at you in the flea markets. They are usually still in the cases with accessories. Look in the cases for self timers, filters...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 11-16-2013
Replies: 577
Views: 86,419
Posted By 3rdtrick
Pete, (I am Pete also) The paper negative from...

Pete, (I am Pete also)
The paper negative from the FP3000B film can be scanned in a flatbed scanner with varying results. The integral films like SX-70 do not have a negative and the FP100C has a...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 11-16-2013
Replies: 577
Views: 86,419
Posted By 3rdtrick
Yes the Polaroid/Fuji film seems expensive but...

Yes the Polaroid/Fuji film seems expensive but the cost of my M9 would easily cover a lifetime of instant films. If I sold all of my Polaroid gear, it would not even make a downpayment on a Leica...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 11-15-2013
Replies: 577
Views: 86,419
Posted By 3rdtrick
I watched that auction and $80 was a bit much for...

I watched that auction and $80 was a bit much for that camera. There are a few Auto 100 cameras that are same as the 250 except for the two window rangefinder.
Good luck,
Pete
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-15-2013
Replies: 43
Views: 9,041
Posted By 3rdtrick
Our Happy Harry's (now Walgreens) has also done...

Our Happy Harry's (now Walgreens) has also done away with the center photo section and wet lab. They did however replace it with an array of DNP dye sub printers that can be accessed directly...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-14-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 2,819
Posted By 3rdtrick
I don't have iPhone but the price looks good. ...

I don't have iPhone but the price looks good. Give it a try and let us know.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-14-2013
Replies: 40
Views: 7,901
Posted By 3rdtrick
I signed it!

I signed it!
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-14-2013
Replies: 60
Views: 3,994
Posted By 3rdtrick
http://3rdtrick-photography.smugmug.com/Forum-Phot...

http://3rdtrick-photography.smugmug.com/Forum-Photos/Leica-Forum-Photos/i-RPP3NbV/0/L/L1001414-L.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-13-2013
Replies: 40
Views: 7,901
Posted By 3rdtrick
DO NOT FREEZE IT! Freezing will ruin the film...

DO NOT FREEZE IT!
Freezing will ruin the film very quickly. You can keep it in the refrigerator but do NOT freeze. I am hoping that it is not true because I am really starting to like the FP3000B...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-13-2013
Replies: 117
Views: 8,843
Posted By 3rdtrick
So, what causes a particular image to be viewed...

So, what causes a particular image to be viewed excessively compared to your other images? If it is being used on another site, is there any way to find out what site?
Pete
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-13-2013
Replies: 117
Views: 8,843
Posted By 3rdtrick
Ok, here is mine, 1200 views and 200 since...

Ok, here is mine, 1200 views and 200 since yesterday. I have no idea why this is my most popular.


http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2808/9266514740_d47a511b38.jpg...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-10-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 2,251
Posted By 3rdtrick
Pirate, if you do use the refrigerator door,...

Pirate, if you do use the refrigerator door, please photograph your display and post it here for us to see.
Pete
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-10-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 2,251
Posted By 3rdtrick
If you need a big display, take your refrigerator...

If you need a big display, take your refrigerator and put the Polaroids on the door... Well maybe you could find the door off of an old one. The ones with the freezer on the bottom are actually...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 11-10-2013
Replies: 577
Views: 86,419
Posted By 3rdtrick
Pinhole is great with Polaroid. Many flea market...

Pinhole is great with Polaroid. Many flea market Polaroids can easily be made into pinhole cameras. It is perfect for experimenting because you get instant results.
Pete
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-09-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 2,251
Posted By 3rdtrick
If they are packfilm prints, you could display a...

If they are packfilm prints, you could display a few in the empty film packs. It acts as a small frame. Cardboard folder frames are available but hard to find. I found a few of these cool old...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-08-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 3,864
Posted By 3rdtrick
Or what if photo software companies disallowed...

Or what if photo software companies disallowed you access to your work files if you fail to keep paying them???
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-06-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 2,401
Posted By 3rdtrick
If you are using long lenses for sports,...

If you are using long lenses for sports, wildlife, airshows, etc. then the D610 would be more appropriate and would give you a bit more crop ability. If it is a walk around camera, with a small...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 11-06-2013
Replies: 577
Views: 86,419
Posted By 3rdtrick
Godfrey, Did you give him the print? The fun...

Godfrey, Did you give him the print? The fun about instant photography is giving away the print. You can take a second for yourself or scan and recover the negative.
Pete
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 11-06-2013
Replies: 577
Views: 86,419
Posted By 3rdtrick
I do like the FP100C and also the FP3000B is...

I do like the FP100C and also the FP3000B is great and you can scan the B&W negative.

This was the Auto 250 and Portrait...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-05-2013
Replies: 52
Views: 3,172
Posted By 3rdtrick
I did that on a trip to Ireland many years ago. ...

I did that on a trip to Ireland many years ago. It was with an AE-1 but I found out that most film cameras will let you shoot away with no film. After losing a very important segment of my Ireland...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 11-03-2013
Replies: 577
Views: 86,419
Posted By 3rdtrick
Great you have it working now G. I find that...

Great you have it working now G. I find that most cameras need a few notches to lighten but once you get it set it stays constant. A regular PC cord will fit in the flash socket. It is actually M...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 11-02-2013
Replies: 577
Views: 86,419
Posted By 3rdtrick
Yes the 850 is a rollfilm camera and was the...

Yes the 850 is a rollfilm camera and was the first electric eye auto exposure rollfilm camera. It is not as common as the similar 900 camera and would make a nice shelf queen if you are looking for...
Forum: Off Topic 11-01-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 608
Posted By 3rdtrick
I wonder if this is the cause of the "Leica...

I wonder if this is the cause of the "Leica Glow"???
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 11-01-2013
Replies: 577
Views: 86,419
Posted By 3rdtrick
The Fuji films are great and are self...

The Fuji films are great and are self terminating. You can leave them for hours but I try not to because they may not peel apart properly.

I bend my tabs flat with a tool that I...
Forum: Off Topic 10-31-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 608
Posted By 3rdtrick
There was also orange pottery that I think was...

There was also orange pottery that I think was taken off the market but you can still find it.
Forum: Off Topic 10-31-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 608
Posted By 3rdtrick
This thread came up for me in 'New Posts' and I...

This thread came up for me in 'New Posts' and I see it each time I search.
Since my reply, I have seen several black cars driving slowly in front of my house...
Pete
Forum: Off Topic 10-31-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 608
Posted By 3rdtrick
...and your Coleman lanterns too. They have...

...and your Coleman lanterns too. They have Thorium in the mantles. I have quite a few Thorium reactors in my basement. Hope the authorities do not find out.
Pete
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 10-31-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,856
Posted By 3rdtrick
Cool Roger, Post some pics from it. I have done...

Cool Roger,
Post some pics from it.
I have done quite a few 'Polaroizations' myself including a Browniroid and a 1929 Glunz folder and they are quite enjoyable. Even in the digital age, the instant...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 10-28-2013
Replies: 577
Views: 86,419
Posted By 3rdtrick
Have to remember what I already posted. This one...

Have to remember what I already posted.
This one is from my Converted Pathfinder with a Wollensak 127...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 10-28-2013
Replies: 577
Views: 86,419
Posted By 3rdtrick
All of the metal body cameras have glass lenses...

All of the metal body cameras have glass lenses and a few plastic body cameras like the 340 also have glass. My preference is for the 250 as it has the Zeiss rangefinder but does not have the timer...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-28-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 3,621
Posted By 3rdtrick
The lens has a great look when shot wide open on...

The lens has a great look when shot wide open on Polaroid (Fuji) color film. I use the Macro Bellows to mount other LF lenses on my Nikon and it works quite well. Be sure to post pics from that...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-28-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 3,621
Posted By 3rdtrick
I have a Glunz of Hannover 9x12 plate camera that...

I have a Glunz of Hannover 9x12 plate camera that has the same Meyer Gorlitz lens on it. I am sure others used that lens but it could help. Also the name on mine was engraved in the bed plate below...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 10-27-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,936
Posted By 3rdtrick
Exactly... I would set my meter at 100 and go...

Exactly... I would set my meter at 100 and go from there.
Pete
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 10-27-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,936
Posted By 3rdtrick
I looked it up and it does seem to be 5 stops. ...

I looked it up and it does seem to be 5 stops. The good thing about Polaroid is that in a few shots, you can tweak your meter settings to what you like. Post some pics from your 195.
Pete
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 10-27-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,936
Posted By 3rdtrick
The 5 stop filter will reduce to a bit less than...

The 5 stop filter will reduce to a bit less than ISO 100. The 200 does not make much difference at the high end. I am not sure what filter you have for your 195 but the standard Polaroid ND...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 10-21-2013
Replies: 0
Views: 2,580
Posted By 3rdtrick
Kodak Ektar 127mm F4.7 on Nikon DSLR

This is the lens from my anniversary Speed Graphic. It was quite easy to adapt to the PB-4 bellows so I can use it on my D800. ...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 10-19-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 1,998
Posted By 3rdtrick
Thanks Pirate, they look like very high quality...

Thanks Pirate, they look like very high quality lenses too bad it did not work. I was picturing a 135 2.0 DC lens sticking out the front of your Crown Graphic.
Pete
Forum: Large Format Film RF 10-19-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 1,998
Posted By 3rdtrick
Thanks Corran, I did not realize that Nikon made...

Thanks Corran, I did not realize that Nikon made LF lenses. Do you know if they ever made a large format camera?
Pete
Forum: Large Format Film RF 10-19-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 1,998
Posted By 3rdtrick
Pirate, While I have not used a Nikkor lens on my...

Pirate, While I have not used a Nikkor lens on my Speed Graphic, I have used the Speed Graphic lenses on my Nikon DSLR. The main difference between the lenses is that the Nikkor lens is designed to...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-10-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 834
Posted By 3rdtrick
It actually works quite well on spots but should...

It actually works quite well on spots but should work with lines. Once you have opened your file, you then go to 'Action' and 'Auto Create Mask'. I select light for my Polaroid prints but you...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-09-2013
Replies: 138
Views: 11,579
Posted By 3rdtrick
I was tempted to bid on the camera but the moire...

I was tempted to bid on the camera but the moire is just awful...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 10-09-2013
Replies: 64
Views: 12,861
Posted By 3rdtrick
If you are considering the Polaroid conversions,...

If you are considering the Polaroid conversions, I would like to add another choice. Nate from Polaroid Conversions does excellent work and has a variety of 4x5s. I have one of his conversions but...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 10-09-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 4,727
Posted By 3rdtrick
They are reasonably priced too and available at...

They are reasonably priced too and available at Gander Mountain. A bit of a trip for me but I will check them out next time I am down that way. I often wear my Domke strap cross shoulder but have...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-08-2013
Replies: 65
Views: 4,563
Posted By 3rdtrick
Some interesting thoughts here. Like most of...

Some interesting thoughts here. Like most of you, I have several cameras but right now I have my Polaroid 110 Pathfinder (yes, the one with the Kalart rangefinder) that has been converted to...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 09-29-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 2,011
Posted By 3rdtrick
Thank you Charjohn, I used the internal plastic...

Thank you Charjohn,
I used the internal plastic light box as a guide so I know the film plane is accurate to the BHF. I was thinking of moving it back a bit but I am worried about losing the close...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 09-28-2013
Replies: 577
Views: 86,419
Posted By 3rdtrick
Self...

Self Portrait:

http://3rdtrick-photography.smugmug.com/Polaroid/Polaroid-Photos/i-c5tcXgk/0/L/img008-L.jpg

Unknown expired film found in a flea market camera...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 09-28-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 2,011
Posted By 3rdtrick
Thanks Guys, Yes I do think a 6x9 would do better...

Thanks Guys,
Yes I do think a 6x9 would do better with the vignetting. Maybe that will be my next project. Fortunately the Colorpak was free and the Brownie cost $5. Less than a fast food meal...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 09-25-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 2,011
Posted By 3rdtrick
Thank you, I do have a flash for it. Maybe I...

Thank you, I do have a flash for it. Maybe I will give it a try. Should be easy to hook an electronic flash, the two terminals just close a contact but it may fire early due to the 'M' synch. I...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 09-25-2013
Replies: 577
Views: 86,419
Posted By 3rdtrick
http://3rdtrick-photography.smugmug.com/Polaroid/P...

http://3rdtrick-photography.smugmug.com/Polaroid/Polaroid-Photos/i-Ln7CgJD/0/L/Polaroid%20Scan%20128-L.jpg
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 09-21-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 2,011
Posted By 3rdtrick
Browniroid...

Browniroid...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 09-19-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 2,011
Posted By 3rdtrick
Thank you Chris...

Thank you Chris...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 09-17-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 2,011
Posted By 3rdtrick
Brownieroid

Just for fun with some flea market finds:

http://3rdtrick-photography.smugmug.com/Polaroid/Polaroid-Gear/i-LZrPRtx/0/L/PFL_5220-L.jpg

It does vignette quite a bit but everything is in focus and it...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 09-17-2013
Replies: 577
Views: 86,419
Posted By 3rdtrick
Two from the converted...

Two from the converted...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-16-2013
Replies: 58
Views: 5,284
Posted By 3rdtrick
Frank, I always carry both Leica and Nikon...

Frank,
I always carry both Leica and Nikon systems but I always travel by car. In your case I like the idea of the CL with the CV21. I think you will use the 21 more than you expect. If you...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-07-2013
Replies: 66
Views: 5,909
Posted By 3rdtrick
My cat runs when I get my camera and my friends...

My cat runs when I get my camera and my friends stick their tongues out or worse so I have to stick to pictures of my...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-07-2013
Replies: 73
Views: 7,412
Posted By 3rdtrick
Randy, the 'Cloud' can be a bargain for some...

Randy, the 'Cloud' can be a bargain for some people and you seem to be getting the deal. My sister is in school and also has the 'Cloud'. She expects that her employer will provide the software...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-06-2013
Replies: 73
Views: 7,412
Posted By 3rdtrick
Jim, Thank you for posting this but I apologize...

Jim,
Thank you for posting this but I apologize that I do not have 47 minutes to give Adobe.
$10 a month for life is exactly what it says, $10 a month for the rest of your life.
Pete
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-06-2013
Replies: 73
Views: 7,412
Posted By 3rdtrick
It came with a scanner that I had bought and I...

It came with a scanner that I had bought and I had to run it on my PC at work because I only had a Commodore 64 at home. I upgraded it to version 3.05 when I got my own Windows 95 computer.

As...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-05-2013
Replies: 73
Views: 7,412
Posted By 3rdtrick
No I am not a professional but I have payed for...

No I am not a professional but I have payed for every version of Photoshop since PS-1 on 3.5" disks. Adobe is in the bind because all those non-professionals who have paid professional prices for...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 09-02-2013
Replies: 54
Views: 5,272
Posted By 3rdtrick
This weekend, I used my Polaroid PR-22 with my...

This weekend, I used my Polaroid PR-22 with my converted Speedliner. I have several of these but never bothered with them because they are in the Polaroid LV scale and my Speedliner is in standard...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 09-01-2013
Replies: 59
Views: 7,751
Posted By 3rdtrick
I have been using my Polaroid Speedliner that I...

I have been using my Polaroid Speedliner that I converted to pack film. Although I am getting quite comfortable with the scale focus and enjoying the camera, I still prefer my rangefinders.
Pete
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 09-01-2013
Replies: 56
Views: 7,850
Posted By 3rdtrick
Vince, Have you used the X220 with Lightroom or...

Vince, Have you used the X220 with Lightroom or Photoshop? I have an X61s that I use for work but I do not do photo editing on it. Have been thinking of upgrading that to the X220 if I could also...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 09-01-2013
Replies: 56
Views: 7,850
Posted By 3rdtrick
First, I want to comment that if the OP or anyone...

First, I want to comment that if the OP or anyone wants to do photo editing on their vacation, they have every right to do so. I have been travelling for 3 weeks to a month at a time and definitely...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 08-24-2013
Replies: 31
Views: 3,050
Posted By 3rdtrick
Good Job Frank! I don't shoot 4x5 but have been...

Good Job Frank!
I don't shoot 4x5 but have been doing a lot of home brew on Polaroids so I know how much work you put in. Hopefully we will see some pics from it soon.
Pete
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-20-2013
Replies: 176
Views: 19,886
Posted By 3rdtrick
I do buy most of my gear from my local shop but I...

I do buy most of my gear from my local shop but I get my film from B&H. About the only film I am using now is the Fuji pack film for my Polaroids and it is quite pricey in local stores if they even...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-19-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 2,130
Posted By 3rdtrick
I have one of those on my Anniversary Speed...

I have one of those on my Anniversary Speed Graphic but unfortunately I do not have a cord to make it light. It is supposed to project two beams on the subject and you focus until the beams...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-11-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 3,084
Posted By 3rdtrick
I usually use contact cement because it is...

I usually use contact cement because it is removable and holds well. Apply to both pieces and let dry until tacky then put them together. Don't worry about the residue as long as it is smooth and...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 08-11-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 2,898
Posted By 3rdtrick
I would not worry much about the vertical...

I would not worry much about the vertical alignment as long as it works.

BW400CN, that is a cool looking 103. I have never seen one that color but it was obviously done at the factory. Will have...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 08-10-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 2,898
Posted By 3rdtrick
Yes the Color film is quite good. I was using...

Yes the Color film is quite good. I was using that mostly but am starting to really like the 3000B for the look and the high speed. So Rob, go out and shoot your 250 and post the pics... ...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 08-08-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 2,898
Posted By 3rdtrick
I was talking about the timer that goes over the...

I was talking about the timer that goes over the release button. The portrait kit is quite useful too. Just saying, look in the cases, you never know what you will find.
Pete
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 08-08-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 2,898
Posted By 3rdtrick
I think the 250 is the best of the pack film...

I think the 250 is the best of the pack film cameras. It has the Zeiss finder but does not have the timer that just gets in the way of the Fuji film packs. Keep your eyes open at the flea markets...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 08-06-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 5,378
Posted By 3rdtrick
Great Harry, Glad you are using the camera. Yes...

Great Harry, Glad you are using the camera. Yes the film backs are expensive that is why I made my own from the oscilloscope camera. Also the film backs do not fit on the 3x4 body.
Pete
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 08-06-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 5,378
Posted By 3rdtrick
Thank you Will, Andy, The back I used was cut...

Thank you Will, Andy,
The back I used was cut down from an oscilloscope camera but I realized I could have just used any metal body camera. The best way to get an actual CB-103 back is to find a...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 08-06-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 2,898
Posted By 3rdtrick
Hi Rob, Good deal on the 250, I just picked one...

Hi Rob,
Good deal on the 250, I just picked one up over the weekend for the same price after I reminded the seller that Polaroid no longer makes film... I have been mostly using the FP100C but...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 08-06-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 5,378
Posted By 3rdtrick
I know it has been a while but I finally scanned...

I know it has been a while but I finally scanned them. Here are a couple from the...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 08-06-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 2,133
Posted By 3rdtrick
I did take the Hassy mask off but no changes to...

I did take the Hassy mask off but no changes to the actual Polaroid back. The opening and film plane aligned up just perfect. If you have a 9x12 film holder, you might try affixing the Polaroid...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-06-2013
Replies: 363
Views: 108,527
Posted By 3rdtrick
Hi Peter, I am also Peter. The conversion was...

Hi Peter, I am also Peter.
The conversion was actually quite easy. I used a Hasselblad Polaroid film back that I got at a camera show. Surprisingly it was the exact size of the Glunz. I had to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-03-2013
Replies: 267
Views: 15,969
Posted By 3rdtrick
If it weren't for a couple of groups that I like,...

If it weren't for a couple of groups that I like, the Yahoo Toolbar alone would be enough to make me stop using it. The group layout is definitely too cumbersome but seems to be a little better...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-03-2013
Replies: 267
Views: 15,969
Posted By 3rdtrick
Thanks, that did the trick.

Thanks, that did the trick.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-03-2013
Replies: 363
Views: 108,527
Posted By 3rdtrick
Glunz of Hannover This 9x12 was just perfect for...

Glunz of Hannover
This 9x12 was just perfect for the Polaroid conversion.
http://3rdtrick-photography.smugmug.com/Polaroid/Polaroid-Gear/i-GqZWXp3/0/XL/PFL_4751-XL.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-03-2013
Replies: 267
Views: 15,969
Posted By 3rdtrick
I like the new Flickr but the one thing I do not...

I like the new Flickr but the one thing I do not like is that stupid Yahoo Tool Bar that appears when you load Flickr. I have it disabled so it does not come up on other sites but still always shows...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 07-30-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 3,359
Posted By 3rdtrick
Thank you guys. I have a thread on the...

Thank you guys. I have a thread on the conversion:

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=135135

This was actually one of the easiest conversions as the film back lined up...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 07-30-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 3,359
Posted By 3rdtrick
Here is another given away. He has been working...

Here is another given away. He has been working on this car for weeks and it is almost ready to give to his customer. He was happy to get the print and hung it in the shop. I took a second for...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 07-29-2013
Replies: 577
Views: 86,419
Posted By 3rdtrick
The Old Oak...

The Old Oak Tree

http://3rdtrick-photography.smugmug.com/Other/Polaroid-Photos/i-r2T7RgF/0/L/Polaroid%20Scan%2094-Edit-L.jpg

Actually the 700 year old tree died a few years ago but is still...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 07-29-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 2,133
Posted By 3rdtrick
Thanks for the comments. Here are the pics, they...

Thanks for the comments. Here are the pics, they are kinda unique...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 07-29-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 2,133
Posted By 3rdtrick
Polaroid Glunz Conversion

One more Polaroid conversion:

This is a Glunz of Hanover 9x12 plate camera. The back was almost the same size as Polaroid so... I was not sure how it would turn out but it actually is quite nice....
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 07-28-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 1,183
Posted By 3rdtrick
OK, I am home and looked at my 360. The...

OK, I am home and looked at my 360. The interlock switch is the same as my other metal body cameras. The rear small door opens the same as the other cameras but you may need to push in at the edge...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 07-27-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 1,183
Posted By 3rdtrick
There is a switch. On most cameras, it is just...

There is a switch. On most cameras, it is just at the bottom of the battery compartment but your 360 has a different battery setup. Unfortunately I am not home this weekend to look on my 360 but...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-27-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,145
Posted By 3rdtrick
I just picked up a used Gossen Digiflash at a...

I just picked up a used Gossen Digiflash at a camera show for $100. It reads in directly EV and has a calculator scale for aperture and shutter speed. I also have a few old Polaroid shoe mount...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 07-19-2013
Replies: 577
Views: 86,419
Posted By 3rdtrick
Nice shots Iam, I am starting to enjoy the 3000B...

Nice shots Iam, I am starting to enjoy the 3000B myself. Did you give prints away to the people you photographed?
Pete
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 07-19-2013
Replies: 577
Views: 86,419
Posted By 3rdtrick
Actually that is a good question and it probably...

Actually that is a good question and it probably has more to do with the way I use the cameras than the film itself. I have been using my converted cameras at events where B&W is more appropriate. ...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 07-19-2013
Replies: 577
Views: 86,419
Posted By 3rdtrick
Ken, I like the Auto cameras best for color film....

Ken,
I like the Auto cameras best for color film. I shoot the 3000B in my converted roll film cameras. Here is one with the Auto 250 and portrait...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 07-18-2013
Replies: 577
Views: 86,419
Posted By 3rdtrick
Joshua...

Joshua Tree
http://3rdtrick-photography.smugmug.com/Other/Polaroid-Photos/i-CzrXnFr/0/M/Joshua%20Tree-M.jpg
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 07-17-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 1,380
Posted By 3rdtrick
What I thought, just wing it and get good at...

What I thought, just wing it and get good at estimating... My Polaroids have a max aperture of F8 so I should be OK.
Pete
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 07-17-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 1,380
Posted By 3rdtrick
Uncoupled Rangefinders

Lately I have been shooting with cameras that have an uncoupled rangefinder or no rangefinder at all. Landscape photos are easy because I can guess pretty close. When photographing people, I set...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 07-16-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 3,359
Posted By 3rdtrick
Nokton, I like bigger prints and would shoot 4x5...

Nokton, I like bigger prints and would shoot 4x5 if it was still available but the way you put it, "jewel-like" makes me want to try a smaller format. Just picked a handful of Hassy backs that I am...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 07-16-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 3,359
Posted By 3rdtrick
I like the pack film because I grew up with it. ...

I like the pack film because I grew up with it. You can have just as much fun with the SX-70 and post your shared pics here. Just remember to take two shots as you do not have a negative. It...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 07-16-2013
Replies: 42
Views: 5,008
Posted By 3rdtrick
My GF is Philippina. She will probably want me...

My GF is Philippina. She will probably want me to trade off my Leica for Fuji...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 07-16-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 5,378
Posted By 3rdtrick
Thanks David, I have taken a few but nothing to...

Thanks David, I have taken a few but nothing to post yet.
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 07-16-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 3,359
Posted By 3rdtrick
I hope Fuji does because that would insure future...

I hope Fuji does because that would insure future film supplies but I enjoy using the old cameras too much to buy one. If you want to play around with Polaroid (Fuji) film, the metal body 100 series...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 07-16-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 3,359
Posted By 3rdtrick
Thank you Steve, I am in Delaware County and went...

Thank you Steve,
I am in Delaware County and went to Blobfest on Saturday. Was disappointed that I missed the theater run on Friday night. The 185/195 are impossible to find so the best manual...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 07-16-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 3,359
Posted By 3rdtrick
Polaroid Given Away

To me the fun of instant photography 'Polaroid' is giving the print away. I even have the little folding frames to put them in. It is a great way to meet people and make new friends and has really...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 07-12-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 5,378
Posted By 3rdtrick
Those Polaroid 405 and Fuji PA-145 backs are hard...

Those Polaroid 405 and Fuji PA-145 backs are hard to find but they give you instant fun with your Speed. To answer mdamton's other question, Fuji makes instant pack film in color (iso 100) and B&W...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 07-12-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 5,378
Posted By 3rdtrick
The Speed Graphic has adjustable infinity stops...

The Speed Graphic has adjustable infinity stops but I measured and shimmed to the film plane was correct. Yes it would be a great way to make use of your Super D. The back I used came from an...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 07-12-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 5,378
Posted By 3rdtrick
Polaroid Speed Graphic

Here is my latest project. I have added a back from a Polaroid oscilloscope camera to my 3x4 Speed Graphic. The standard Polaroid back only fits the 4x5 body but the 3x4 body is more suitable for...
Forum: Travel 07-11-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,375
Posted By 3rdtrick
Just hold your camera up and push the button... ...

Just hold your camera up and push the button... Everywhere you look is a beautiful photo. I was there in February and you can get just about anywhere on "The Bus" for $2. I found the locals to be...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 07-10-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 1,828
Posted By 3rdtrick
Don't get one if you only have one bathroom...

Don't get one if you only have one bathroom...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 07-04-2013
Replies: 233
Views: 71,150
Posted By 3rdtrick
I added the little rangefinder for convenience...

I added the little rangefinder for convenience but it is not coupled.

http://3rdtrick-photography.smugmug.com/Other/Polaroid-Gear/i-VRbfnGR/0/L/PFL_3787-L.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-25-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 1,249
Posted By 3rdtrick
Actually the buyer probably wanted the J66 and...

Actually the buyer probably wanted the J66 and will toss the 600 film...
Forum: Photo Software 06-18-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 2,299
Posted By 3rdtrick
Regardless of whether their profits go up or...

Regardless of whether their profits go up or down, they are comfortable with losing customers and I guess I am one of them. I need to get comfortable with that and say "Adios Adobe!"
Forum: Photo Software 06-18-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 2,299
Posted By 3rdtrick
I have not tried CC but I am using the trial of...

I have not tried CC but I am using the trial of Capture One hoping it is a replacement for Lightroom and Photoshop. I never want to buy another Adobe product again, CC or Not CC.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-15-2013
Replies: 79
Views: 9,217
Posted By 3rdtrick
Thank you!

Thank you!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-08-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 920
Posted By 3rdtrick
I see square format Polaroid cameras list for $5...

I see square format Polaroid cameras list for $5 and get no bids. No one is making film. Maybe you could convert one of your backs using a back from a 100 series camera. This is a common...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-06-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 2,982
Posted By 3rdtrick
AA filter, so 20th century... I have a D800E and...

AA filter, so 20th century...

I have a D800E and have had an M9 since they first came out and have not noticed moire in 10,000 or more images. I feel that the extreme resolution of these cameras is...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 06-05-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 2,065
Posted By 3rdtrick
No problem David, I think they were 5/8 but I cut...

No problem David, I think they were 5/8 but I cut the bottom ones off a little. The are away from the bellows but I do extend it when drilling just to make sure.
Pete
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 06-04-2013
Replies: 132
Views: 587,853
Posted By 3rdtrick
With the name "Rangefinder Forum", obviously it...

With the name "Rangefinder Forum", obviously it is a gear site about rangefinder cameras and that is what I expected when I joined. I can discuss politics and call my neighbors names without doing...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 06-04-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 2,065
Posted By 3rdtrick
Thank you for the compliment. I still have film...

Thank you for the compliment. I still have film in my 95B so I took a picture of my 150. There were little circles from the casting so that is where I drilled. The top screws need to be flat head...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 06-01-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 2,065
Posted By 3rdtrick
The CB-103 backs are the best but they are...

The CB-103 backs are the best but they are getting harder to find and expensive when you do. My 110 A/B has a chrome 103 and it is awesome. I mount them with auto body tape and then drill/tap for...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 05-31-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 2,065
Posted By 3rdtrick
David, I also have a converted 110 A/B with the...

David,
I also have a converted 110 A/B with the 103 back. It was done professionally and is an awesome camera. I chose the 100 back for the 95 so I could keep as much of the original metal as I...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 05-29-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 2,065
Posted By 3rdtrick
I did not want to go the negative route that is...

I did not want to go the negative route that is why I did the packfilm conversion. At least you can pre focus on the ground glass, I had to make sure the infinity stops were adjusted to the new film...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 05-29-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 2,065
Posted By 3rdtrick
Yes the donor camera was a Polaroid Automatic 100...

Yes the donor camera was a Polaroid Automatic 100 that I could not get working. This was my third attempt, the first one is pieces in a box. I do have a professionally converted Pathfinder but I...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 05-29-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 2,065
Posted By 3rdtrick
Converted Polaroid 95

I have a converted 110 A/B from Nate but I thought I would try doing some myself. I am using backs from donor cameras as the CB-103 backs are getting quite expensive.

Actually it is a 95B, I...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 05-27-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 2,639
Posted By 3rdtrick
I think it is cool and would do the same if I had...

I think it is cool and would do the same if I had an M Monochrome. This is a very good way to really learn about color. Could be a really good way to duplicate Technicolor and other old cinema...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 05-25-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 5,239
Posted By 3rdtrick
Excellent series of photos. Did you give any...

Excellent series of photos. Did you give any prints to your portrait subjects? I enjoy doing that but I need to learn to take two shots so I can keep one for myself. Keep shooting and hopefully...
Forum: Off Topic 05-25-2013
Replies: 222
Views: 28,240
Posted By 3rdtrick
All the gears for me, don't think we could handle...

All the gears for me, don't think we could handle this as a single speed. We ride in the campgrounds and on rail trails but have not had it out this year yet. Last year we rode through NYC when...
Forum: Photo Software 05-23-2013
Replies: 251
Views: 18,010
Posted By 3rdtrick
I remember mainframes too. They were big in the...

I remember mainframes too. They were big in the 20th century. We just got rid of our mainframe control system because of the software licensing fees. Adobe is trying to take us back to the past. ...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 05-22-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,435
Posted By 3rdtrick
Nate puts a 900 single window rangefinder on the...

Nate puts a 900 single window rangefinder on the A making it into a B. That is what he means by the A/B. That is what I got from him.
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 05-22-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,435
Posted By 3rdtrick
Polaroid Conversions

If any of you have dealt with Nate from Polaroid Conversions, there is a nice article about him on SnapIt/SeeIt.

http://snapitseeit.com/vendor-spotlight-polaroid-conversions/

I have a 110 A/B...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-21-2013
Replies: 268
Views: 16,900
Posted By 3rdtrick
How weird is this??? I have been using the old...

How weird is this??? I have been using the old Flickr site until today and did not know what everyone was talking about. I looked through lots of galleries yesterday and it was the old site without...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-20-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 1,796
Posted By 3rdtrick
I buy a lot of Polaroids from Shopgoodwill.com...

I buy a lot of Polaroids from Shopgoodwill.com and have had good luck with them. I always assume they are not working and bid accordingly. Sometimes the shipping costs more than the camera. Most...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-20-2013
Replies: 124
Views: 12,798
Posted By 3rdtrick
I have played around with Gimp on my Linux...

I have played around with Gimp on my Linux systems and it is quite good but I already have Photoshop that should last for quite a few years. I am looking to replace Lightroom for raw conversions &...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-20-2013
Replies: 124
Views: 12,798
Posted By 3rdtrick
Of course they will update for new cameras and OS...

Of course they will update for new cameras and OS but I don't think you will see any major new features. Nothing that would make you want to pay for the upgrade. They get your money anyway...

I...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-20-2013
Replies: 124
Views: 12,798
Posted By 3rdtrick
What updates??? Adobe will have no more...

What updates??? Adobe will have no more incentive to come up with new features to get you to upgrade. This is Adobe's only way of assuring future revenue as they have lost their creativity to come...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-20-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 5,502
Posted By 3rdtrick
Thank you for clearing that up. The SA is much...

Thank you for clearing that up. The SA is much worse with the red corners than the non Leica lenses. Glad I went with the SEM.
Pete
Forum: Photo Software 05-19-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 4,039
Posted By 3rdtrick
I never really understood the why of cross...

I never really understood the why of cross processing when I was using film. I do like the film simulations because it gives just a nice touch to my photos without overdoing it. The new Alien Skin...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-19-2013
Replies: 49
Views: 8,559
Posted By 3rdtrick
When I bought the M9 the CCD was a selling point...

When I bought the M9 the CCD was a selling point and I was happy to have it but when I bought my D800E, the CMOS certainly was NOT a showstopper. I think the most improvement is in the lack of AA...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-19-2013
Replies: 49
Views: 8,559
Posted By 3rdtrick
When I moved up from the Nikon D200 (CCD) to the...

When I moved up from the Nikon D200 (CCD) to the D300 (CMOS), there was just something I liked better about the D200 images. Was it the CCD, the firmware or the rendering of the PP software? When...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-18-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 5,502
Posted By 3rdtrick
I can agree with that. My Zeiss finder was much...

I can agree with that. My Zeiss finder was much nicer than the Leica but unfortunately it was for the 18. The stupid screw keeps coming out of the foot on my Leica finder. I will get some Loctite...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-17-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 5,502
Posted By 3rdtrick
No problem, I also had the Zeiss 18 and it had a...

No problem, I also had the Zeiss 18 and it had a great look also. It seemed to render a little cooler than the Leica. It was big and I could not get comfortable with 18mm. I would have gone with...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-17-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 5,502
Posted By 3rdtrick
I really like the Super Elmar 3.4. It is nice...

I really like the Super Elmar 3.4. It is nice and compact for travel and IQ is just spectacular and no color shift issues.
Pete
Forum: Photo Software 05-15-2013
Replies: 251
Views: 18,010
Posted By 3rdtrick
We all understand that our raw files and JPGs...

We all understand that our raw files and JPGs will not be affected but if Adobe is no longer functional, then we will lose PSD and LR catalogs/libraries. Nothing important, just years of work... ...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 05-13-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 2,461
Posted By 3rdtrick
I have a ground glass from a 3x4 Speed Graphic...

I have a ground glass from a 3x4 Speed Graphic that I have glued into an old film pack. I have read that you can also use tracing paper. BTW, I have modified a Polaroid back from an oscilloscope...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 05-13-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 2,461
Posted By 3rdtrick
Polaroids are fun to tinker with. There are...

Polaroids are fun to tinker with. There are issues with the focal length and adjusting the rangefinder and infinity stops but you seem to already know that so have fun and post the results.
Pete
Forum: Photo Software 05-12-2013
Replies: 251
Views: 18,010
Posted By 3rdtrick
And yes my Photoshop and upgrades have been...

And yes my Photoshop and upgrades have been bought and paid for since PS1 on 3.5 inch disks. Do you remember Windows 3.11??? I still have it on a virtual machine in case I want to look at...
Forum: Photo Software 05-12-2013
Replies: 251
Views: 18,010
Posted By 3rdtrick
Own or not, they just better not try to take away...

Own or not, they just better not try to take away from me something that I paid for in good faith unless they want to return my payment in full. I paid for Photoshop CS4 outright and expect to be...
Forum: Photo Software 05-11-2013
Replies: 251
Views: 18,010
Posted By 3rdtrick
I think I have you all beat... I have been...

I think I have you all beat... I have been using Photoshop since PS1 on 3.5" disks. Now I see what that gets me from Adobe. I am currently using CS4 and LR4. Just last week I tried the LR5 beta...
Forum: Photo Software 05-11-2013
Replies: 251
Views: 18,010
Posted By 3rdtrick
And they can make it on someone else other than...

And they can make it on someone else other than me! I do not have a duty to pay their stockholders.
Forum: RFF Polls 05-09-2013
Replies: 84
Views: 7,763
Posted By 3rdtrick
I use digital mostly and voted that way.

I use digital mostly and voted that way.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-09-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 1,736
Posted By 3rdtrick
I agree 100% Sepia! I hope Adobe does not get the...

I agree 100% Sepia!
I hope Adobe does not get the bright idea that they can take away activation of software that we have already purchased...
Pete
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-09-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 1,736
Posted By 3rdtrick
Now we know why they are putting WiFi in our...

Now we know why they are putting WiFi in our cameras...
If you do not pay, do all your old pictures disappear???
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-09-2013
Replies: 124
Views: 12,798
Posted By 3rdtrick
When you buy a car, you make the down payment in...

When you buy a car, you make the down payment in the beginning and select your purchase on the amount of down payment you can make. At the end you own an old car but at least it is yours.

When you...
Forum: Film vs Digital 04-22-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 2,435
Posted By 3rdtrick
Maybe I am old but I have embraced digital since...

Maybe I am old but I have embraced digital since it first came out. My first real digital camera was a D100. I have had Photoshop since Photoshop 1 on 3.5" disks and now Lightroom is just totally...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-20-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 3,397
Posted By 3rdtrick
If they do NOT have cell phone service, it is...

If they do NOT have cell phone service, it is worth $7500...
Pete
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-18-2013
Replies: 64
Views: 3,688
Posted By 3rdtrick
Hmmm, All of my Polaroids are rangefinders My...

Hmmm,
All of my Polaroids are rangefinders
My Speed Graphic is a rangefinder and then some
My primary digital body is an M9 rangefinder

My favorite non rangefinder is my D800E. I usually use it...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-18-2013
Replies: 53
Views: 27,827
Posted By 3rdtrick
I have the Super Elmar and found it just...

I have the Super Elmar and found it just spectacular for my trip to Hawaii. My next step is the 35 lux Pre-Asph as I just traded off my 28 Elmarit for lack of use. The Super Elmar is so tiny for a...
Forum: Off Topic 04-17-2013
Replies: 48
Poll: Mac or PC?
Views: 5,120
Posted By 3rdtrick
I am a PC user both Windows and Linux. While I...

I am a PC user both Windows and Linux. While I do understand why photographers might like MAC better, I do more than photography and I also like to build and tinker so the PC world is where I...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-16-2013
Replies: 423
Views: 73,762
Posted By 3rdtrick
Paul, Thank you and it was in Stowe Vermont at...

Paul, Thank you and it was in Stowe Vermont at the Von Trapp (Sound of Music) family lodge. It was the original family chapel and you need to hike up the mountain behind the lodge.
Pete
Forum: Large Format Film RF 04-10-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,234
Posted By 3rdtrick
It still fascinates people when you hand them a...

It still fascinates people when you hand them a print a minute after taking their photo. The Fuji film has a great look too.
Pete
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-10-2013
Replies: 423
Views: 73,762
Posted By 3rdtrick
http://3rdtrick-photography.smugmug.com/Forum-Phot...

http://3rdtrick-photography.smugmug.com/Forum-Photos/NIK-Software/i-wKfDDGD/0/X2/L1000147-Edit-2-Edit-X2.jpg
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 04-09-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,220
Posted By 3rdtrick
Maybe the original builder thought the Polaroid...

Maybe the original builder thought the Polaroid finder would be better with the 127mm lens.
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 04-09-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,220
Posted By 3rdtrick
You are right ZF1. Can't believe I did not...

You are right ZF1. Can't believe I did not notice that. The timer through me off. Anyway it should take good photos with that lens.
Pete
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 04-09-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,220
Posted By 3rdtrick
Looks like a later model automatic camera like a...

Looks like a later model automatic camera like a 360 or 450 that was modified with the Rodenstock lens. There is a company called LandCameras that works on these and possibly had done that mod but...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-07-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 4,332
Posted By 3rdtrick
In focal length, that is my kit exactly. I have...

In focal length, that is my kit exactly. I have the 50 1.4 ASPH and if the one you are looking at is ASPH it should be your first choice. If you can also swing the 35 then go for it. There are...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 04-04-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,719
Posted By 3rdtrick
I installed yesterday with no issues on Windows...

I installed yesterday with no issues on Windows 7. I did it through "check for updates" in LR and then closed LR before running the .exe file. Sometimes Windows brings up an action block behind an...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-20-2013
Replies: 240
Views: 27,027
Posted By 3rdtrick
It even gets foggy in Paradise... I think it is...

It even gets foggy in Paradise... I think it is actually VOG (volcanic...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-20-2013
Replies: 65
Views: 7,928
Posted By 3rdtrick
I voted for 50 & 28. Although most of the time I...

I voted for 50 & 28. Although most of the time I keep my 35 on the camera, I like the 50 & 28 combination as a two lens kit. I will carry the 50 & 35 only if I take the 21 as a three lens kit.
Pete
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 03-18-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 1,713
Posted By 3rdtrick
The Fuji film is readily available and priced...

The Fuji film is readily available and priced quite reasonable too. The nice thing about the 180 & 185 cameras is that they are manual exposure. I can't imagine $10,000 because a good model 250...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-16-2013
Replies: 127
Views: 8,042
Posted By 3rdtrick
I don't consider myself to be an art critic but I...

I don't consider myself to be an art critic but I do agree with Dave, there are much better photographs in the galleries of this forum.
Pete
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