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Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-03-2019
Replies: 262
Views: 14,164
Posted By JPSuisse
I am crossing my fingers that a miracle will...

I am crossing my fingers that a miracle will happen.

Roger is another one of those persons that touched me on many occasions in the past. I jumped back into the forum here over the last month and...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-28-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 639
Posted By JPSuisse
Hmmm.... And spirits are for senile hipsters...

Hmmm.... And spirits are for senile hipsters then? :-))
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-24-2019
Replies: 102
Views: 2,834
Posted By JPSuisse
Whereas I agree with you that the 80s and 90s...

Whereas I agree with you that the 80s and 90s SLRS are under appreciated, the statement above is difficult to follow. I thought the original point of the thread was about the under...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-22-2019
Replies: 102
Views: 2,834
Posted By JPSuisse
Ah yes! I have one of these too! I personally...

Ah yes! I have one of these too! I personally enjoy using it.

My F90X has Ultramax in it right now and works like a top!

The AF works fine. Even takes good pictures of cats (except black ones)!
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 03-20-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 4,030
Posted By JPSuisse
If average Leica users use new gear to take cat...

If average Leica users use new gear to take cat pictures, I guess that makes me below average. I even take pictures of cats with film and an "old" M8.

Now, if somebody could instruct me how to...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 03-20-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 1,303
Posted By JPSuisse
This is one of my favorite lenses. I even have...

This is one of my favorite lenses. I even have 2... LOL. The silver one lives on my M8. The black one I use occasionally for B/W on my MP.

It does get a tad contrasty in full light I find for...
Forum: RFF News 03-19-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 2,913
Posted By JPSuisse
Huss, a little OT, but the camera was my M8. It...

Huss, a little OT, but the camera was my M8. It kept locking up with a blinking red light. The start with the M8 was bad. None of my lenses would focus and the camera kept locking up.

However,...
Forum: RFF News 03-18-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 2,913
Posted By JPSuisse
Tony is a good guy. I had one camera that was...

Tony is a good guy.

I had one camera that was acting up. I sent it in to Leica Germany twice, and they could find no problem. Finally, I sent it to Tony, who played with the camera, saw the...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 03-16-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 1,360
Posted By JPSuisse
I am with Huss. I guess, sort of. Glad they got...

I am with Huss. I guess, sort of.

Glad they got rid of the rewind lever. Again, an embarrassment for anybody who actually uses Leica gear.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-16-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 477
Posted By JPSuisse
No, I think it is just the dog loosing hair...

No, I think it is just the dog loosing hair quickly. Some of them shed a lot of hair you know... :-)

Seriously, though, I don't think you need to switch to distilled water. I use it only in a...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-14-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,284
Posted By JPSuisse
Jan, thanks for posting that article. I am...

Jan, thanks for posting that article. I am finding that this film group here in my absence has become a bit defensive. Many threads start with "stay out if you are not a film fan," etc.

I have one...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-12-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 1,655
Posted By JPSuisse
Chris, I am getting to work with some P3200 and I...

Chris, I am getting to work with some P3200 and I find your shot incredibly good. Not only aesthetically, but technically great judged by grain control and exposure. Wow!
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-27-2018
Replies: 445
Views: 13,108
Posted By JPSuisse
Well, I heard about this camera with a "fake film...

Well, I heard about this camera with a "fake film advance lever" and figured I would stop by after a lengthy break from the forum to hear what people are sayin'...

I share the view of somebody else...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-16-2017
Replies: 43
Views: 6,307
Posted By JPSuisse
So, finally back on this project. Just developed...

So, finally back on this project. Just developed some RETRO 80S at EI 20. Will post on Saturday...

Mfogiel, when you say 10cc of ACUROL-N, do you mean 1+24?
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 02-10-2017
Replies: 17
Views: 3,192
Posted By JPSuisse
Yes, I too am thinking that an M10-D will be the...

Yes, I too am thinking that an M10-D will be the camera that will replace my M8. If it doesn't come, no loss, as the M8 is still working.

I haven't had the chance to actually use the M10 yet, but...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 01-30-2017
Replies: 629
Views: 48,293
Posted By JPSuisse
The only way video on an M would even "start" to...

The only way video on an M would even "start" to make sense is if you have lenses with a large depth field. That's pretty much the opposite of all of my lenses. Also, the moving aspect of video is...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-28-2017
Replies: 203
Views: 17,541
Posted By JPSuisse
I basically agree with Jan. If Alaris starts to...

I basically agree with Jan. If Alaris starts to give some visibility and actually are committed to a successful film business, I will give the new Ektachrome a go.

And, Nikonwebmaster, I could also...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-28-2017
Replies: 203
Views: 17,541
Posted By JPSuisse
Let's make it clear. Kodachrome is synonymous...

Let's make it clear. Kodachrome is synonymous with K-12, K-14, etc. processes.

Selling it as anything else is deceptive. Doing so would be equivalent to a lie regardless of whether it is just a...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-28-2017
Replies: 203
Views: 17,541
Posted By JPSuisse
Wow! I surfed in here the other week when I heard...

Wow! I surfed in here the other week when I heard about the M10... But for me the real news is this!!!

Since the demise of my favorite stocks, I have simply not been able to find combinations I...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 01-25-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 4,565
Posted By JPSuisse
Willie, yes, this shot is from LR4. But, I have...

Willie, yes, this shot is from LR4. But, I have the file set to Process 2003, even though Process 2010 and 2012 are available.

For the DNG files that VueScan puts out, I have not been able to tell...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 01-25-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 4,565
Posted By JPSuisse
This indeed seems to be the case. Thanks for...

This indeed seems to be the case. Thanks for clarifying above. This will help anybody who does not have the "newest" version of LR.




Yes, I have the exact same issue using the invert image...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 01-24-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 4,565
Posted By JPSuisse
Godfrey Thanks for this very useful information....

Godfrey

Thanks for this very useful information. I never noticed this. I found the place in LR4 in the attached file for others to see.

This means that I can take the M10 profile from Adobe and...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 01-23-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 4,565
Posted By JPSuisse
Thanks Fotobot! I'll look at those unedited...

Thanks Fotobot! I'll look at those unedited raws.

Coming back to camera profiles, what do they really do?
1. Do they change the way LR fundamentally interprets the raw file?
Or
2. Just apply a...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 01-22-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 4,565
Posted By JPSuisse
You can tell the files have been edited, if you...

You can tell the files have been edited, if you run ExifTool on them. You will see the Adobe LR edits in the -XMP-crss tag space.

But what is a color profiel for a DNG file? This is just a...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 01-22-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 4,565
Posted By JPSuisse
Understanding Leica DNG Files

Hi All

So, the new M10 is actually appealing enough that I actually downloaded some of the images from the Leica website to look at in Lightroom.

Amazingly enough these images will load both on my...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 01-21-2017
Replies: 629
Views: 48,293
Posted By JPSuisse
I understand where you are coming from. The M8...

I understand where you are coming from. The M8 isn't perfect for me, but I didn't see the upgrade value in the other cameras. Actually, after the M came out and I realized what it was, I thought,...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-29-2016
Replies: 143
Views: 42,003
Posted By JPSuisse
Well, I wouldn't mind moving up to full-frame,...

Well, I wouldn't mind moving up to full-frame, but I think the M8 (my vote) or the RD-1 has got the best value proposition.

In the end FF (assuming you have the needed focal length) does not allow...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-13-2016
Replies: 2,106
Views: 386,698
Posted By JPSuisse
Everything went wrong that could go wrong...

So, I developed my first roll of Double-X yesterday. Man, everything went wrong that could have gone wrong!

Anyway, while I was looking at the film can before developing, the top popped off! So, I...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-12-2016
Replies: 0
Views: 550
Posted By JPSuisse
Film Type, Developer Type and Scanner Type

Hi all

At the moment I am sitting here scanning my first role of Double-X (processed in HC-110) on my Nikon LS-5000. I will post pictures on the appropriate thread shortly.

BUT, I am somewhat...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-08-2016
Replies: 37
Views: 4,011
Posted By JPSuisse
Whereas one can not prove that this feature...

Whereas one can not prove that this feature affects the final pictures, I personally think it does.

So I think understand the point Roland is making. (I also think I understand what Griorgio is...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-08-2016
Replies: 50
Views: 6,623
Posted By JPSuisse
I also started a thread some time back on this...

I also started a thread some time back on this topi.

I bought some Double-X and will give it a try. It's in the camera in fact now.

Me, too, Plus-X was my main film. Great tonality, pretty sharp...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 05-01-2016
Replies: 234
Views: 24,950
Posted By JPSuisse
Ah! This is assuming that we all go and throw...

Ah! This is assuming that we all go and throw out perfectly good computers for no reason at all!
I happen to have 2 MacPros both running 10.6.8 and still using programs like the first version...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 04-29-2016
Replies: 234
Views: 24,950
Posted By JPSuisse
Note: I first posted this in the wrong...

Note: I first posted this in the wrong thread.



Basically, this is not an optimized product. If it were, the body would be thinner. So, it really is a case of paying more for less.

This does...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-29-2016
Replies: 114
Views: 11,237
Posted By JPSuisse
Basically, this is not an optimized product. If...

Basically, this is not an optimized product. If it were, the body would be thinner. So, it really is a case of paying more for less.

In another 3 years, Leica maybe will have a new digital M for...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-01-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 2,245
Posted By JPSuisse
I shoot mostly film, but don't have a darkroom. ...

I shoot mostly film, but don't have a darkroom. So, I scan. Film and digital photos get imported into Lightroom 4. I started actually with LR1 for Mac. Tested quite a few programs over time and,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-31-2016
Replies: 89
Views: 4,520
Posted By JPSuisse
I like it. It is simple yet complex. If I...

I like it. It is simple yet complex.

If I sound like an art critic, excuse me. I did not mean it like that!
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 03-27-2016
Replies: 52
Views: 5,563
Posted By JPSuisse
Of the cameras that I own or have used in the...

Of the cameras that I own or have used in the last 5 - 8 years, admittedly not so many, to define any one of those cameras as "twice the camera" of the other would be difficult.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-27-2016
Replies: 43
Views: 6,307
Posted By JPSuisse
Hi Ashfaque, thanks so much for these comments...

Hi Ashfaque, thanks so much for these comments before I try using this combination! Looking at all my obligations, looks like I'll be posting some samples late May or early June!

By the way, my...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 03-23-2016
Replies: 33
Views: 4,110
Posted By JPSuisse
Chris, go for it and enjoy shooting!! With the...

Chris, go for it and enjoy shooting!! With the M8 or the M240... :-)

I too however would be highly critical of any class requiring a certain number of mega pixels. This has nothing to do with...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-19-2016
Replies: 45
Views: 6,822
Posted By JPSuisse
Domink, I agree with everything you say. I am...

Domink, I agree with everything you say. I am complaining about my country first as well. We should all worry about cleaning up our own act before we complain about others. My reference to those...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 03-18-2016
Replies: 234
Views: 24,950
Posted By JPSuisse
Dominik, I really like this analogy. It fits for...

Dominik, I really like this analogy. It fits for me. I never really learned to write. I did learn to print at least. But, this is exactly the problem I have writing. Maybe it doesn't fit...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-18-2016
Replies: 45
Views: 6,822
Posted By JPSuisse
Why do you think Russia is a mess? Everybody is...

Why do you think Russia is a mess? Everybody is scared to speak out against Putin.

Did you study what happened in the German Democratic Republic (i.e. East Germany?)

This is not paranoia. It...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-18-2016
Replies: 45
Views: 6,822
Posted By JPSuisse
Puppet government maybe. Fascist? Not quite...

Puppet government maybe. Fascist? Not quite yet. I love my country and hope simply that behaviors will not be tracked and analysed to the point that people will be scared to speak up.

I see...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-18-2016
Replies: 45
Views: 6,822
Posted By JPSuisse
Yup, I find it disturbing too. What happens if a...

Yup, I find it disturbing too. What happens if a fascist government again comes to power in a Western democracy? If in the US, I'm sure they'll make good use of the NSA's extensive...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 03-12-2016
Replies: 234
Views: 24,950
Posted By JPSuisse
Wow, I don't get on the forum regularly and this...

Wow, I don't get on the forum regularly and this is kind of interesting. But unfortunately, with all this talk about Q electronics, EVF, etc., I am betting that Leica will again miss what I am...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-07-2016
Replies: 90
Views: 6,625
Posted By JPSuisse
I agree with Doug that it is a little heavy, but...

I agree with Doug that it is a little heavy, but otherwise I liked the one I used for several weeks.

Just out of curiosity, why do you ask a question like this on RRF? You risk gettin' a scolding...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-12-2016
Replies: 40
Views: 4,565
Posted By JPSuisse
CCP, I enjoyed the read. It is I think where we...

CCP, I enjoyed the read. It is I think where we have landed today. But also, the picture did not look like my mental image from the story! :-)

Ellisson's comment goes a completey different...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 02-10-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 1,970
Posted By JPSuisse
What I went through the whole color calibration...

What I went through the whole color calibration process (years ago), I bought quite an expensive software and color meter from a company in Germany named basICColor. Results were good. But, the...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-27-2016
Replies: 43
Views: 4,918
Posted By JPSuisse
Me too. Love that combination!

Me too. Love that combination!
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-05-2016
Replies: 205
Views: 27,245
Posted By JPSuisse
I have bought several items new. Can I vote yes,...

I have bought several items new. Can I vote yes, or is this only one item? What is the idea behind this poll?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-25-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,356
Posted By JPSuisse
Exactly. If the 50 Lux works, then your...

Exactly. If the 50 Lux works, then your rangefinder mechanism should be ok!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-25-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,356
Posted By JPSuisse
I am no expert here either. But based on my...

I am no expert here either. But based on my experience with focus problems I am going to make the wild guess that the problem is with the lens. Why?

When I bought my MP new in ca. 2007 I bought...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 12-19-2015
Replies: 823
Views: 82,882
Posted By JPSuisse
I don't exactly understand Bill's sentence. But,...

I don't exactly understand Bill's sentence. But, maybe it expresses what could be happening here. I am not going to get involved in the money discusion, because good tools cost money. This is just...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-11-2015
Replies: 2,106
Views: 386,698
Posted By JPSuisse
Hi All So, I was brave enough to order some of...

Hi All

So, I was brave enough to order some of this stuff today. I also ordered some HC-110 and some Windisch W665. Now I have an arsenal of developers (Rodinal, ACUROL-N, DD-X, HC-110 and...
Forum: RFF News 12-08-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 3,074
Posted By JPSuisse
Having very strong ties to Illinois (albeit...

Having very strong ties to Illinois (albeit Downstate), I am utterly ashamed of my state. It seems there is virtually no solution. As pointed out, a settlement is not justice done. Society will...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-08-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 1,845
Posted By JPSuisse
"Gifts... ...more talent and better subjects." ...

"Gifts... ...more talent and better subjects." Bill, you are becoming a consumerist!

What I want is TIME to develop my talent and find subjects... :-)
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 12-08-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 2,691
Posted By JPSuisse
On the whole, this above sounds like pretty good...

On the whole, this above sounds like pretty good advice to me.

As a general remark, my expereince is that iOS devices (I own 3 of them excluding the 4 iPod classics I bought) anyway are only...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-06-2015
Replies: 2,106
Views: 386,698
Posted By JPSuisse
Thanks for all the reports about this film. This...

Thanks for all the reports about this film. This actually might be the film that could replace 125 PX for me now that I look at the results!

I want to try some, but I do not really want to start...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-06-2015
Replies: 77
Views: 21,300
Posted By JPSuisse
Fotohuis, thanks for posting this...

Fotohuis, thanks for posting this information!

It is useful for anybody who wants to try to get a start with this film and informative for others.
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 12-03-2015
Replies: 41
Views: 8,144
Posted By JPSuisse
Hi Krötenblender! I think you may be hitting...

Hi Krötenblender!

I think you may be hitting on my problem with Leica electronics. They are simply not as robust as I would expect for whatever reason.

Long story short, I sent my m8 to Leica...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 12-03-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 1,096
Posted By JPSuisse
Really nice first picture! Is that all in 2...

Really nice first picture! Is that all in 2 hours? I also like the look of the film-developer combo. I did not like it as much when I tried it at ISO 400.
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 12-03-2015
Replies: 41
Views: 3,957
Posted By JPSuisse
Well, when I think about Pirelli, I think of...

Well, when I think about Pirelli, I think of cars. Generally, fast cars. Then I think about the attitude of people that like fast cars, and I wonder who this calendar is really for.

I'm not sure...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-25-2015
Replies: 37
Views: 4,461
Posted By JPSuisse
I am only shooting 35mm preloaded. But, I have...

I am only shooting 35mm preloaded. But, I have never had a problem with the polyester film working as a waveguide. I am sure that it does happen, but I just load in subdued light and it hasn't been...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 11-25-2015
Replies: 166
Views: 18,366
Posted By JPSuisse
Thanks Ben, this is what I meant with MP-like: ...

Thanks Ben, this is what I meant with MP-like: FF, optical rangefinder, digital, with same controls as my film MP. Like you, the Screen doesn't bother me, but I don't use it either.

Actually, I...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 11-24-2015
Replies: 166
Views: 18,366
Posted By JPSuisse
Again, this is not the feature set that will get...

Again, this is not the feature set that will get me to upgrade.

If they had an MP-like digital M (controls, design, size), I would upgrade (probably just because I have more money than...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-22-2015
Replies: 43
Views: 6,307
Posted By JPSuisse
Delta 3200 and ACUROL-N

So, today's experiment is Delta 3200 and ACUROL-N.

Conditions:
EI 500
13 Minutes development time
20 Degrees C
1+24
30 Seconds First Minute, 2 Agitations Each Following Minute

Commentary:
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-20-2015
Replies: 64
Views: 9,010
Posted By JPSuisse
This is a funny statement but true. On the loving...

This is a funny statement but true. On the loving side let me point out:
1.) Excellent IQ-to-file size ratio. I find it better than the M9.
2.) And, it has the feel of the M with great color for...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 11-14-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 1,582
Posted By JPSuisse
I agree with Ricoh on the camera part. What I...

I agree with Ricoh on the camera part. What I don't understand though is what LR is really doing to DNGs.

There are numerous options in the tab Lightroom > Preferences > File Handling. Also, I...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-10-2015
Replies: 43
Views: 6,307
Posted By JPSuisse
Marek, please post an example! Next weekend I'll...

Marek, please post an example! Next weekend I'll post Delta 3200 @ EI 500 in ACUROL!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-10-2015
Replies: 43
Views: 6,307
Posted By JPSuisse
John, thanks for posting, but I only kind of...

John, thanks for posting, but I only kind of agree here.

For sure, I am starting over, but I would be starting over with DD-X too, as the films I tried, I did not like with DD-X. I particulary did...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-07-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 2,975
Posted By JPSuisse
I have one of those in silver and I am using it...

I have one of those in silver and I am using it more and more. The light weight and sharpness make it great on the MP or the M8.

So far (after 5 years) I find it ergonomically problematic and has a...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-07-2015
Replies: 43
Views: 6,307
Posted By JPSuisse
Gentlemen, thanks a lot for this input! I have...

Gentlemen, thanks a lot for this input! I have Delta 3200 in the camera right now, but my next test was going to be with RPX100. Then, I will try something like what is mentioned.

Roger, the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-06-2015
Replies: 43
Views: 6,307
Posted By JPSuisse
Pan F Plus and ACUROL-N

And, here we have yet another attempt. I would like to discuss results for Pan F Plus and ACUROL-N.

Conditions:
EI 50
27 Minutes development time
24 Degrees C
1+100
30 Seconds First Minute, 1...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-06-2015
Replies: 220
Views: 53,604
Posted By JPSuisse
I agree with this opinion, but maybe I am just...

I agree with this opinion, but maybe I am just generally too negative. I wish them luck!

As for me, my M8 still works, even though it's not 100% what I want (but neither are any of the other...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-04-2015
Replies: 43
Views: 6,307
Posted By JPSuisse
Thanks for the comment Marek. Would you agree...

Thanks for the comment Marek. Would you agree that the negatives as is is over developed? To me, the histogram shows a very large range, and I think this negative will be difficult to print.

I will...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-03-2015
Replies: 43
Views: 6,307
Posted By JPSuisse
RETRO80 S and ACUROL-N

So, here is the next specimen. RETRO80 S and ACUROL-N.

Conditions:
EI 25
10 Minutes development time
20 Degrees C
1+70
2 Agitations First Minute, 1 Agitation Each Following 2...
Forum: Leica SL 10-22-2015
Replies: 184
Views: 15,951
Posted By JPSuisse
Actually, my first thought when I saw the...

Actually, my first thought when I saw the cut-away (not sure where) showing an M-lens with the M-adapter with the sensor in the background was that "maybe the next M-body might be shutterless as well...
Forum: Leica SL 10-22-2015
Replies: 184
Views: 15,951
Posted By JPSuisse
I see it this way too. It's not for me, but I am...

I see it this way too. It's not for me, but I am kind of impressed by it and see certain values in it. The technical specs are impressive.

Now, where is all that Tri-X, I still need to develop......
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-27-2015
Replies: 101
Views: 20,609
Posted By JPSuisse
Hi All! Can anybody post some shots of 200...

Hi All!

Can anybody post some shots of 200 developed in Acurol-N, Rodinal and/or DD-X?

I'm really looking for a replacment for PX, so Blingley's comment above really interests me!

John
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-01-2015
Replies: 82
Views: 22,321
Posted By JPSuisse
Could be that that would be a big seller. It's...

Could be that that would be a big seller. It's not what I 'm looking for. When you say "we," who exactly do you mean? I guess it's a general term for the masses?
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-09-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 5,321
Posted By JPSuisse
Simon, When mine did this I almost had a heart...

Simon,

When mine did this I almost had a heart attack. Then, a week later, I was brave enough to take it apart and look at the fuse. Bingo!

No clue why it went, but it did...

Good luck!

John
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 03-08-2015
Replies: 82
Views: 22,321
Posted By JPSuisse
I think the camera makers are just in for a tough...

I think the camera makers are just in for a tough ride right now. Leica is no exception. All the innovations and changes in customer behavior and traditional values seem to be in flux. Canon,...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 12-25-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 1,984
Posted By JPSuisse
Actually, I for one am so sick of computers that...

Actually, I for one am so sick of computers that I would rather not contemplate acquiring new ones.

I have a Mac Pro that is my workhorse: 6 X 3.33GHZ and 48 Gbytes of RAM running 10.6.8 using PCIe...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 11-08-2014
Replies: 69
Views: 8,138
Posted By JPSuisse
I also found the article interesting and thought...

I also found the article interesting and thought provoking.

It just reminds us that Leica is another "typical" company meaning that they have to make money and have a marketing strategy for their...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 09-21-2014
Replies: 253
Views: 22,607
Posted By JPSuisse
Godfrey, what would you say is a reasonable...

Godfrey, what would you say is a reasonable lifespan for an electronic tool that you pay USD 5'000.- for?

For almost anybody, it's more then 5 years, I'm guessing. I'm not convinced yet that...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 09-20-2014
Replies: 253
Views: 22,607
Posted By JPSuisse
Interesting "idea" here as others have pointed...

Interesting "idea" here as others have pointed out. If it comes into mass production and has a frame lever, I might replace my M8. It would match my shooting style, force me to think about exposure...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 08-29-2014
Replies: 61
Views: 7,204
Posted By JPSuisse
Pieter mentions a key point that speaks for the...

Pieter mentions a key point that speaks for the M8. Incredibly sharp files. I forgot that on my previous post. I have never seen files from a digital camera as small yet as scalable.

The buffer...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-26-2014
Replies: 72
Views: 7,176
Posted By JPSuisse
Keith, I actually kind of agree with you. All I...

Keith, I actually kind of agree with you. All I wanted to replace my M8 was the M9-P with the Maestro processor in it. The M8 is just too slow once in a while. The new M10 though improved with the...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-26-2014
Replies: 72
Views: 7,176
Posted By JPSuisse
Great one, Clive!! I am in the same boat!!! I...

Great one, Clive!! I am in the same boat!!!

I have another question, how many photographers know how to cook? I have never thought about the correlations here!
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 08-26-2014
Replies: 61
Views: 7,204
Posted By JPSuisse
The M8 is just a maybe a little quirky for some...

The M8 is just a maybe a little quirky for some people. As I haven't touched the new M, I can't really compare.

For me, it's still ok and I bought mine in 2008. The mainboard did fail but it was...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-25-2014
Replies: 128
Views: 12,266
Posted By JPSuisse
Sorry to chime in here a little late, but...

Sorry to chime in here a little late, but Godfrey, you really to think about this statement some.

Who is to say that the statement was hard to understand? I think I got it the first time...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-17-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 3,801
Posted By JPSuisse
Thanks Jaap. This is exactly what I wanted to...

Thanks Jaap. This is exactly what I wanted to know. That means for me an M9 now, or maybe in the next M, there will be one!
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-14-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 3,801
Posted By JPSuisse
HI V-12, well, thanks for the input. Of...

HI V-12, well, thanks for the input.

Of course, it's true that as you use your lenses you get a better feel for the different focal lengths. You obviously don't need such aids then. Even though...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 07-13-2014
Replies: 314
Views: 86,051
Posted By JPSuisse
@ Jon : Such pictures of such mundane things can...

@ Jon : Such pictures of such mundane things can be really useful! Thanks for the idea. :-)

Otherwise, I am surprised how many people really get satisfactory results now using digital cameras to...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-11-2014
Replies: 41
Views: 6,570
Posted By JPSuisse
Change the "manual rewind" to "manual frame...

Change the "manual rewind" to "manual frame selection lever (feature)" and they will get my money.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-11-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 3,801
Posted By JPSuisse
Leica M : Manual Frameline Selector

Hi All

I dropped my M8 yesterday (which survived seemingly without a mark). But it got me thinking, and I took a look at the M. This model has only automatic frame selection as I understand.

Does...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-15-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 2,394
Posted By JPSuisse
Yikes! Feel sorry for the people working in that...

Yikes! Feel sorry for the people working in that industry... They appear to be following close on the heels of Kodak. Is the death of the digital camera near?

On a funnier note, I am totally...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-14-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 2,749
Posted By JPSuisse
I am really keen to try this film again as well. ...

I am really keen to try this film again as well. My first try was with ACUROL-N, which was pretty much a failure... Now I will try Rodinal with this I guess, as the only developers I have on hand...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-01-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 4,167
Posted By JPSuisse
Wow, I have to admit that it sounded believable. ...

Wow, I have to admit that it sounded believable. But mostly because I just EXPECT Kodak to do something like that. This humor is very black... My first thought was, "Well, Ilford will turn a...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-31-2014
Replies: 61
Views: 8,224
Posted By JPSuisse
I think to really answer this question you have...

I think to really answer this question you have to be somebody who is printing a lot and I am not.

But for my 2 cents, my D100 was perfectly sufficient. I think that was like 6MP. My M8 is...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-14-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 819
Posted By JPSuisse
Fogging and Black and White Films

Hello all

I'm going through a batch of Tri-X right now that expired in 2011. (I thought I would use some of it to test Tri-X with ACUROL-N. See the other thread...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-14-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 2,044
Posted By JPSuisse
I find this thread very strange... because I...

I find this thread very strange... because I have developed quite a few rolls of Tri-X with DD-X and I have never had anything purple wash out. With other film types, yes, but with Tri-X never...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-14-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,119
Posted By JPSuisse
De Corday: I spent a lot of time reading Roger's...

De Corday:

I spent a lot of time reading Roger's site (and also donated) when I started to develop. I highly advise both...

Regarding your question, you will undoubtedly get people who will accuse...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 03-09-2014
Replies: 94
Views: 10,845
Posted By JPSuisse
I don't consider the M8 a "dud" either. "Dud"...

I don't consider the M8 a "dud" either. "Dud" implies not usable or very bad. I like the term that somebody else brought in: "quirky."

There are two reasons to buy an M8 in my opinion:
1.) ...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-07-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 3,133
Posted By JPSuisse
There are so many things wrong with the modern...

There are so many things wrong with the modern diet that I am utterly unimpressed about people railing against vegans. Their diet is no more screwed up than most peoples.

Your comment just belies...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-06-2014
Replies: 50
Views: 6,778
Posted By JPSuisse
The title was a come-on that got me to open the...

The title was a come-on that got me to open the thread at least.

No, I think Kodachrome was unique and won't be replaced by anything really.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-05-2014
Replies: 55
Views: 6,443
Posted By JPSuisse
That's it! We better go all watch some porn to...

That's it! We better go all watch some porn to make sure we can recognize digital cinematic techniques!

But seriously, the same was true with the DVD, it was porn that gave it the big break...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-04-2014
Replies: 48
Views: 6,422
Posted By JPSuisse
Like Frank, I also agree with the above. Except...

Like Frank, I also agree with the above. Except that unlike Frank and his M12, I will probably still be shooting film with my M, if I can still get film.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-04-2014
Replies: 55
Views: 6,443
Posted By JPSuisse
Roger, I agree. And I want to point out that...

Roger, I agree.

And I want to point out that my post was meant to set a good example and was completely based on personal bias and subjective feelings... :-)

But the message contained might...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-04-2014
Replies: 55
Views: 6,443
Posted By JPSuisse
No, I personally don't think so. It seems to me...

No, I personally don't think so.

It seems to me that the mainstream is moving in the direction of full digitalization of everything. Big business and big government like it because it's easier to...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-03-2014
Replies: 91
Views: 10,085
Posted By JPSuisse
I think we just have to view this as...

I think we just have to view this as pragmatically as possible.

As film consumers, we had better purchase from the companies that look like they are in it for the long haul. From my point of view...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-02-2014
Replies: 43
Views: 6,307
Posted By JPSuisse
ACUROL-N and Tri-X

I developed this film last week. Woefully outdated Tri-X by at least 4 years... I was shocked by how contrasty the negatives were.

In the first attached image, you can look at the histogram on...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-02-2014
Replies: 43
Views: 6,307
Posted By JPSuisse
The ACUROL-N Thread

Hi All

So, as my two my favorite films Neopan 1600 and PX 125 developed in DD-X have now been "canceled." I had to start looking for a new developer and film combination. My goal is to keep life...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-27-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 2,055
Posted By JPSuisse
I have never noticed any deterioration of...

I have never noticed any deterioration of film!

Once I developed a role of Agfa color film 8 years after I shot it and it looked fine! (I think it was ISO 200.) Last week I developed a role of...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-24-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 3,106
Posted By JPSuisse
Chris, thanks for the interesting post and PDFs. ...

Chris, thanks for the interesting post and PDFs.

Anybody care to guess what "highly beneficial" means?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-22-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 3,106
Posted By JPSuisse
This is a really useful thread. Thanks all to...

This is a really useful thread. Thanks all to for the comments. I keep my film in the refrigerator but I have never frozen it. Mostly because I do not have any frost fridges and I wondered what...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-22-2014
Replies: 58
Views: 7,117
Posted By JPSuisse
I vote for an MP too. Why? I like a built in...

I vote for an MP too. Why? I like a built in meter, and it's new enough that I can reasonably exclude service issues for a few decades... :D

Also, I think the above quote is more a philosophical...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-17-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,942
Posted By JPSuisse
Ok, this is only kind of off topic... But what...

Ok, this is only kind of off topic...

But what causes fog on these faster films? Could that give an indication on how to work around it? And what does fixer have to do with this??
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-16-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,912
Posted By JPSuisse
I have used DD-X for the past 5 years as my only...

I have used DD-X for the past 5 years as my only developer. I loved it with Plus-X and Neopan 1600, and Pan F Plus worked pretty well. However, I didn't care for it in Tri-X in DD-X.

The fact that...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 02-13-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 3,895
Posted By JPSuisse
Tom, what is the title of your exhibition in LCF?...

Tom, what is the title of your exhibition in LCF? I might be able to come by and see it. Exactly from when to when does this go?

Cheers, John
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-09-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 6,397
Posted By JPSuisse
For me, it's ergonomically a toss up. The M8 has...

For me, it's ergonomically a toss up.

The M8 has the counter and the batter indicator on top. But, the IR filters do mean a bit of logistics... and once in a while having to carry an extra lens. ...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 02-09-2014
Replies: 65
Views: 9,724
Posted By JPSuisse
A little off topic, but thanks for reminding of...

A little off topic, but thanks for reminding of this fact again, Tom.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 02-08-2014
Replies: 70
Views: 10,910
Posted By JPSuisse
Here's my take on the MM without having tried...

Here's my take on the MM without having tried it:

1.) I am not going to buy one, because I am happy shooting 100% film for BW.
2.) But, I applaud Leica for having made something so absolutely not...
Forum: Film vs Digital 01-26-2014
Replies: 496
Views: 48,799
Posted By JPSuisse
Frank, that's very strong. Proof by...

Frank, that's very strong. Proof by contradiction. :-)

Now, as for Bruce's essay, I see two main points that are ture in the article:

1.) RG used to tell everybody why film was better, etc.
2.) ...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-17-2014
Replies: 35
Views: 5,419
Posted By JPSuisse
Yes, but notice the catch. I said DD-X. I...

Yes, but notice the catch. I said DD-X.

I just got some Acurol-N. So, now I have to find a good film to use with that. I am not shooting so much film that I want to mess with 2 developers. ...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-17-2014
Replies: 35
Views: 5,419
Posted By JPSuisse
Plus-X was my main film. I am sorry that it was...

Plus-X was my main film.

I am sorry that it was canceled and I have not found a substitute. I have a similar problem with Neopan 1600 which was my "other" main film. I am basically out of Plux-X...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-12-2014
Replies: 314
Views: 86,051
Posted By JPSuisse
I use a Nikon 5000 with VueScan. After scanning,...

I use a Nikon 5000 with VueScan.

After scanning, to a RAW DNG, I tag the files with ExifTool.

Then import to Lightroom and manage from there.

I would love to have a darkroom, but alas, :(, that...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-11-2014
Replies: 300
Views: 44,293
Posted By JPSuisse
1/1000 at F8 Medium: Plus-X 125, EI 100 developed...

1/1000 at F8
Medium: Plus-X 125, EI 100 developed in DD-X for 6 minutes
Equipment: MP Film Camera, APO-Summicron-M 1:2/75
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-11-2014
Replies: 114
Views: 20,683
Posted By JPSuisse
I find it very easy to set VueScan up for batch...

I find it very easy to set VueScan up for batch scans. What is true is that for some few film rolls it doesn't center the film right. Usually, though, I am washing dishes the same time I am...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-11-2014
Replies: 114
Views: 20,683
Posted By JPSuisse
This is true, but with VueScan you can just turn...

This is true, but with VueScan you can just turn it off when scanning black and white.

Otherwise, I recommend VueScan Professional because:

1.) It gives great "raw" DNG scans that can be easily...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-10-2014
Replies: 615
Views: 83,304
Posted By JPSuisse
Mfogiel, I like these pictures. I think it is...

Mfogiel, I like these pictures.

I think it is difficult for people from other parts of the world (outside of Southern Europe) to imagine what an Italian bar is like.

Very nice!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-04-2014
Replies: 615
Views: 83,304
Posted By JPSuisse
1/60 at F1.4 Medium: Neopan 1600, EI 640...

1/60 at F1.4
Medium: Neopan 1600, EI 640 developed in DD-X diluted 1+4 for 4.25 Minutes
Equipment: MP Film Camera, Summilux-M 1:1.4/50 ASPH
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-04-2014
Replies: 615
Views: 83,304
Posted By JPSuisse
1/30 at F1.4 Medium: Neopan 1600, EI 800...

1/30 at F1.4
Medium: Neopan 1600, EI 800 developed in DD-X diluted 1+4 for 6.5 Minutes
Equipment: MP Film Camera, Summilux-M 1:1.4/50 ASPH
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-03-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 2,136
Posted By JPSuisse
By the way, Koolzakukumba...

By the way, Koolzakukumba (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/member.php?u=2306), nice shot of the abandoned farm. This pretty much where I am from...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-03-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 2,136
Posted By JPSuisse
Waileong, thanks for the tip. Unfortunately I am...

Waileong, thanks for the tip. Unfortunately I am usuing Lightroom 4 and import as a RAW DNG from Viewscan. In fact I can really recover very little in the first shot using SILVERMAX 21 I showed,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-03-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 17,665
Posted By JPSuisse
So, when these companies say "change in sunbdued...

So, when these companies say "change in sunbdued light" does this mean "changing bag?"

I was a little disappointed in my latest experiment with SILVERMAX 21 described here...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-03-2014
Replies: 60
Views: 10,757
Posted By JPSuisse
I don't live in Monaco, and I happen to...

I don't live in Monaco, and I happen to particularly like the first photo.

Nonetheless, I see the point of Mfogiel's comments. It's what I kind of what I see as well.

Although, I am not quite so...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-02-2014
Replies: 201
Views: 25,771
Posted By JPSuisse
John, you are right on there! Jukka's pictures...

John, you are right on there! Jukka's pictures are great! They give some encouragement to pursue my own style more... I need that right now. Thanks Jukka!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-01-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 2,136
Posted By JPSuisse
Bruce, Mark, thanks so much for posting and...

Bruce, Mark, thanks so much for posting and giving some insights!

In fact, "I banged" both rolls during the development process after each agitation... I didn't realize this was a bad thing for...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-31-2013
Replies: 48
Views: 6,967
Posted By JPSuisse
This is exactly why I put my cameras in a...

This is exactly why I put my cameras in a rucksack. Just an ordinary cheap one. I don't want to look like I might have something worth stealing... which in some of the places I go is an...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-29-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 2,136
Posted By JPSuisse
For reference, here is shot of Pan F Plus with...

For reference, here is shot of Pan F Plus with ACUROL-N developed for 27 minutes. It gave beautiful results when processed. (This is again a raw scan.) Unfortunately, I found the whole roll of...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-28-2013
Replies: 201
Views: 25,771
Posted By JPSuisse
To be fair, the OP just asked for our opinion on...

To be fair, the OP just asked for our opinion on the quote. No need to flame him.

My opinion is that is just a bunch of idle chatter/gossip that is completely useless. An example is this...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-27-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 2,136
Posted By JPSuisse
ACUROL-N and SILVERMAX 21 @ ISO 100

Hello all you experienced film experts...

I have been waiting a while to try SILVERMAX 21 and finally shot a roll. Unfortunately, I could not find any real instructions for this so I had to...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-03-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 3,607
Posted By JPSuisse
One note here: My M8 had serious problems with I...

One note here:

My M8 had serious problems with I guess a component on the main board. The camera would just stop for no reason when the charge went down and the point of stopping just kept getting...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-18-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 3,567
Posted By JPSuisse
Well, this is much more entertaining than some...

Well, this is much more entertaining than some "stupid" MTF charts, discussion about sensor signal to noise ratio, or whatever other technical feature that won't really help you take better...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 04-27-2013
Replies: 0
Views: 648
Posted By JPSuisse
About UV filters...

So, I just have a question about filters here. Curiosity more than anything.

My B+W UV haze filters are really UV filters. If you go to the B+W website and look at the transmission, it really cuts...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-17-2013
Replies: 44
Views: 4,687
Posted By JPSuisse
Well, I agree with respect to M8. The size is ok...

Well, I agree with respect to M8. The size is ok and the picture quality is good. I do like the size of my MPs a little better and the feel as well. Usually, I either have my 2 MPs or 1 MP and 1...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-28-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 2,445
Posted By JPSuisse
OK, well, I hope I haven't seemed rude by not...

OK, well, I hope I haven't seemed rude by not closing on all these comments. In fact, I've been thinking a lot about them.

I've been following Bob's comments and fotos since I joined. I like lots...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 02-23-2013
Replies: 64
Views: 6,254
Posted By JPSuisse
Swoop : Thanks for pointing this out. I somehow...

Swoop : Thanks for pointing this out. I somehow missed it. This in combination with the loss of the frame line selector (which I already knew about) are very negative arguments for me. My whole...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-17-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 2,445
Posted By JPSuisse
@ Martin Thanks for the book tip. I immediately...

@ Martin
Thanks for the book tip. I immediately went to Amazon... I have it on order for a read. If nothing else, it is from "our own Roger" and I have spent a lot of time reading his website. ...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-17-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 2,445
Posted By JPSuisse
Concrete Explanations

Maritn, you are spot on. :-) I am looking for a broad, random, experimental approach to solve systematic problems that I have been noticing for some time. And no, I am shooting almost only 35mm...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-16-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 2,445
Posted By JPSuisse
V-12: Don't know what planet you are from. I'm...

V-12:

Don't know what planet you are from. I'm just trying to exposure optimally as often as possible.

Millions of people have also used Pentax spotmeters. Were they over analyzing? Thanks, I'll...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-16-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 2,445
Posted By JPSuisse
Chris, thanks for your reply. I am wondering...

Chris, thanks for your reply.

I am wondering now, if I am not currently overdeveloping my films! I kind of assumed that development times were rated more for sunny conditions for say the central...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-16-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 2,445
Posted By JPSuisse
Practical Ways to Optimize Exposure and Developing

Hi all...

I am in the process of reviewing all my technique now that I need to change films. In particular the death of Neopan 1600 and 125 PX, Kodachrome and Ektachrome has led me to the...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-10-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 6,342
Posted By JPSuisse
Zwarte Kat, I'm just using a Nikon 5000. I have...

Zwarte Kat, I'm just using a Nikon 5000. I have 2 choices: scanning at 2000 or 4000dpi. I see a difference between 2000 and 4000, so I just scan everything at 4000. Anyway, I have so much storage...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-10-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 6,342
Posted By JPSuisse
Hi Blaufeld! Sent to your hotmail email...

Hi Blaufeld! Sent to your hotmail email address!

Kind regards,

John
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-10-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 6,342
Posted By JPSuisse
OK, so I finished some instructions that I can...

OK, so I finished some instructions that I can send you via email for both parts 1 and 2. It's about an 8 page PDF file with screen shots. If anybody needs it, just let me know.

Cheers,

John
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-27-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 3,064
Posted By JPSuisse
Denton, what are your development details for TX....

Denton, what are your development details for TX. Is is just standing or is intermittent agitation? I have never been 100% happy with TX in DD-X. That looks pretty good to me actually. Or rather,...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-26-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 6,342
Posted By JPSuisse
OK, answered the first PM already... :-) By the...

OK, answered the first PM already... :-)

By the way Brian, the tags I sent will also write to a RAW DNG created in Viewscan. This is what I am doing. I have a slightly different set of tags that...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-26-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 6,342
Posted By JPSuisse
Add Exif Data To Image

Note: I will have to contact the forum because I want to post several word files with text data. We can only post PNG and JPG, so I will ask the forum for special permission to do this here. :bang:...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-26-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 6,342
Posted By JPSuisse
Overview of My Process for Using EXIF Data in Lightroom

Hi all

So, sorry for the delay. But I can now start adding the details of how I do this. I will do it in the next two posts to this thread.

The overview of these two posts is basically this:
1.)...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-24-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,544
Posted By JPSuisse
I'm using my Nikon 5000 with 10.4.11 and...

I'm using my Nikon 5000 with 10.4.11 and 10.6.8.

The newer version of Viewscan on 10.6.8 is better than the older verison for auto-centering film. It also seems that the newer verison is faster. ...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-20-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 10,185
Posted By JPSuisse
Hmm. Ok, well that means that I can't...

Hmm. Ok, well that means that I can't standardize on that film... Damn, buyer be ware!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-19-2013
Replies: 39
Views: 5,163
Posted By JPSuisse
I think what some people are missing here, is the...

I think what some people are missing here, is the importance that stable supply of a product has for amateurs like me. I just don't have the ability to constantly change films and still develop and...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-19-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 10,185
Posted By JPSuisse
Fotohuis: Funny you should mention that. I just...

Fotohuis:
Funny you should mention that. I just ordered Acurol (from Spur) and Silvermax last week. I am very excited to try the combination.

To all you others:
I'm trying Silvermax for 3...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-13-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 6,342
Posted By JPSuisse
Just catching up here...

Hi Russel

I checked on this thread a couple times and nobody was interested... So, I didn't check back. Now, I just saw this... I am traveling but will post on your work so far (haven't read all...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-12-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,402
Posted By JPSuisse
Ray, so I assume the above pictures are 800, 400,...

Ray, so I assume the above pictures are 800, 400, 200 in that order, right?

Actually, they look pretty good. Maybe I should give this film a try.

Yes, so, the higher temperature would definitely...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-12-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,011
Posted By JPSuisse
@ V-12: Thanks for this background. That could...

@ V-12: Thanks for this background. That could well be it. I will go try an M9 with 3 of my most used lenses and see, if the pics are sharp.

@ Several others: Coding will not any affect on the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-12-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,402
Posted By JPSuisse
Ray I like the shot. Good romantic atmosphere. ...

Ray

I like the shot. Good romantic atmosphere.

The film look is a little grainer than what I am striving for though.

I'm thinking... :-)
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-12-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,011
Posted By JPSuisse
Is using 2 bodies with a Leica M digital really possible?

Dear All

So, the background on this story is that I'm mostly shooting film, but did actually buy an M8 new and used in the beginning quite a bit. Then, do to a strange technical problem it wen't...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-12-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,402
Posted By JPSuisse
How can I best replace Neopan 1600 shot at EI650 - EI800?

Dear All

Since I still had Neopan until just a few weeks ago, it wasn't so urgent. But, now, I have to start thinking about a replacement.

What are people using nowadays for a b/w film shot at EI...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-02-2013
Replies: 43
Views: 6,872
Posted By JPSuisse
Hi Snowbuzz, how are you developing those shots. ...

Hi Snowbuzz, how are you developing those shots. I like the contrast...

John
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 12-30-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 6,342
Posted By JPSuisse
Exif Data for Pictures Made with Film now Available in Lightroom!!!

Hi All

So, I'm kind of excited here. After years of scanning and manually adding my custom exif data to files, I ran into a plug-in that allows me to "sort" this custom exif data in...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-29-2012
Replies: 73
Views: 6,887
Posted By JPSuisse
jtm6, could you post a couple of links to the...

jtm6, could you post a couple of links to the preferred shaving sites? Actually, I learned that all by myself while in high school already quite some time ago... So, I'm not in the know about all...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-27-2012
Replies: 73
Views: 6,887
Posted By JPSuisse
Peter, me too. I am always on the go and even...

Peter, me too. I am always on the go and even traveling extensively. The only downside to modern communication is that instead of using it as an aid, people now just wait to the last minute and...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-27-2012
Replies: 73
Views: 6,887
Posted By JPSuisse
I think a thread about this subject pops up here...

I think a thread about this subject pops up here every 2 years or so. When I first saw one, I responded differently than I will now.

Actually, I don't think the people here are luddites. But one...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 12-24-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 1,045
Posted By JPSuisse
Thanks lots for the advice! I had a hunch I...

Thanks lots for the advice! I had a hunch I could do something like that. :-)
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 12-24-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 1,045
Posted By JPSuisse
About fixer... (Urgent Advice Requested)

Hi All

So, I just a developed a film and realized that the Ilfo Rapid Fixer I have left is probably about 2 years old and has been about 85% full for the last year.

Don't know how I managed to...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-23-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 2,702
Posted By JPSuisse
Hi there I seriously doubt it has anything to do...

Hi there

I seriously doubt it has anything to do with the scanner. It's all about the settings in VueScan.

I use a V750 and a Nikon 5000. The trick is to set the ccd exposure optimally. There...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-19-2012
Replies: 191
Views: 37,024
Posted By JPSuisse
Wow! Time to rethink maybe...

So, let me preface this post by saying that my M8 suddenly started having problems right before the warranty expired and I only just got it back working a few days ago. (2 trips to Solms and in the...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-07-2011
Replies: 82
Views: 10,268
Posted By JPSuisse
Well, my turn to *chime* in here. The M9-P...

Well, my turn to *chime* in here.

The M9-P certainly looks better than the M9, but I'm frankly embarassed by Leica's marketing strategy and underwhelmed. USD 1'000 more for no logo and a saphire...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-08-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 3,093
Posted By JPSuisse
And let me also take the opportunity to thank the...

And let me also take the opportunity to thank the other members of the form here... I wasn't sure, if it would be worth it or adviseable to update. But, I'll give it a try now! Thanks for testing...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-08-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 3,093
Posted By JPSuisse
Thanks Leica... !

Hi All

My opinion is simply that in this day and age, we can be happy that Leica supports such an old camera.

All other manufactures really cut the ropes when it comes to end of life support. ...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 03-03-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1,323
Posted By JPSuisse
What is new RD-1 going for?

Hello All,

so, I'm on a trip and looked in the window of a camera store. And, low and behold, I saw for the first time, in real life, an RD-1. It is still new.

I went in and checked out. I like...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-26-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 3,822
Posted By JPSuisse
Hi there, I bought two MPs new: a silver one...

Hi there,

I bought two MPs new: a silver one 309XXXX in 2008 and a black one 346XXXX in 2009.

The silver one especially has a taken quite a beating. Neither one has any dust in the finders. ...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-21-2011
Replies: 141
Views: 13,113
Posted By JPSuisse
Yes, and it surprises me that no one here has...

Yes, and it surprises me that no one here has mentioned yet that E200 has been discontinued too. :(
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-21-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 2,771
Posted By JPSuisse
Tim, to come back to your comment. I do not...

Tim,

to come back to your comment. I do not expect to get 10 stops. I'm just trying to see where the highlights end and the blacks are no longer readable.

Yes, datasheets, I even had the one for...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-21-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 2,771
Posted By JPSuisse
Tlitody, Thanks for these tips as well. I've...

Tlitody,

Thanks for these tips as well. I've got a very good scanning process with a Nikon 5000. I'm not worried about this part. But, you are 100% correct.

JP
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-20-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 2,771
Posted By JPSuisse
Hi Tim Thanks for these quick insights. This...

Hi Tim

Thanks for these quick insights. This really helps me to move forward productively!

Duh! A datasheet! Why didn't I think of that? ;-)

Cheers,

JP
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-20-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 2,771
Posted By JPSuisse
Comparative Exposure Latitude of Velvia 50, E100G, E200 and Provia 400X

Dear All

So, I'm going to do some shooting with Velvia 50, E100G, E200 and Povia 400X. (All films in production as of February 2011...) And wanted to find out how many stops above the grey scale...
Forum: Film vs Digital 02-01-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 3,290
Posted By JPSuisse
Excellent Picture! :-)

Excellent Picture!

:-)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-29-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 4,393
Posted By JPSuisse
Hey, I really like the picture of that completely...

Hey, I really like the picture of that completely brassed M!

That's great.... thanks for sharing!!!!

JP
Forum: Photo Software 01-24-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 2,063
Posted By JPSuisse
Hi there, call me cantankerous this week. But,...

Hi there,

call me cantankerous this week. But, I have to agree with Maddoc.

Why submit willingly to this continual cycle of upgrades of software, hardware, then kit, when traditional BW is good...
Forum: Travel 01-23-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 2,761
Posted By JPSuisse
Well, I would love to go to Cuba. But, as a US...

Well, I would love to go to Cuba. But, as a US national, I will wait and be legal. I'm not for breaking any laws. But, I'm really getting tired of the number stupid laws our Congress is...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-22-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,583
Posted By JPSuisse
Dear All Thanks for all the hints about other...

Dear All

Thanks for all the hints about other film and developer combination. Unfortunately, I happen to have in front of me some EFKE KB50 and some Ilfotec DD-X, though...

The only thing I could...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-20-2011
Replies: 75
Views: 19,670
Posted By JPSuisse
By chance I recently came into possesion of a...

By chance I recently came into possesion of a beautiful, new, CHROME ;), Elmarit 24mm ASPH.

Prior to that, I'd clearly used the 50 Lux, the most. There could be changes coming with this new...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-17-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 1,363
Posted By JPSuisse
Hi Steve, well, thanks for the feedback. Funny...

Hi Steve,

well, thanks for the feedback. Funny you would say Velvia. That's just the film that is way too contrasty. The Ektachrome seems better with the Elmar-M...

Let me think some more about...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-13-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 1,363
Posted By JPSuisse
Lenses and Slide Film

Hi there,

so after switching from older Nikon FM stuff to newer Leica M stuff after about 2 - 3 years ago, I've been looking over my slides.

I come to the conclusion (maybe falsely?!) that the...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-05-2011
Replies: 20
Views: 1,830
Posted By JPSuisse
Be patient you will succeed!

There are so many darn ways to scan! It's highly experiential, and the experience will lead you to it.

You might want to avoid scanning Kodachrome as a first pick... :-) It's a real difficult...
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