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Forum: RFF News 2 Days Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 352
Posted By mbisc
Lesson from this and many similar stories: don't...

Lesson from this and many similar stories: don't put personal photos in Flickr, or any other social media websites !
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1,169
Views: 420,463
Posted By mbisc
Ilford Warmtone FB prints (5x7) of Kodak TMax 100...

Ilford Warmtone FB prints (5x7) of Kodak TMax 100 negative, taken with a Voigtländer Bessa II

The sculpture panel was made around the 10th century, so I hope nobody is offended by...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1,015
Views: 196,241
Posted By mbisc
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48772602008_3f...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48772602008_3f2e82a8b3_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hiSknb)Wigwam Inn - Holbrook, AZ (https://flic.kr/p/2hiSknb)

by Mike (https://www.flickr.com/photos/nbg90455/),...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 364
Posted By mbisc
Those lenses sound like they are for 120 film...

Those lenses sound like they are for 120 film anyway -- AFAIK, none of them cover 4x5 sheet film...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 390
Views: 157,011
Posted By mbisc
Arca Swiss Field Camera with 210 Rodenstock...

Arca Swiss Field Camera with 210 Rodenstock Sironar-S
TMax 100 in TMax RS
Ilford Glossy Warmtone Paper
crappy iPhone picture...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 08-28-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,551
Posted By mbisc
I have both a Travelwide 90 and an Arca Swiss...

I have both a Travelwide 90 and an Arca Swiss Field Camera -- they are both 4x5 and they both get lots of use. If I have the time and patience, I take the Arca, but the Travelwide is a great travel...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-24-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,561
Posted By mbisc
Here is a picture of a Contaflex...

Here is a picture of a Contaflex Super...

https://live.staticflickr.com/7337/9255395855_ca33d1937c_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/f6SjJB)Contaflex (https://flic.kr/p/f6SjJB) by Mike...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-22-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,561
Posted By mbisc
Since your profile says "Location: Southwest...

Since your profile says "Location: Southwest Germany" - how about a Contaflex Super (made in Stuttgart around 1959) - very stylish early SLR with light meter and most other things you would want as a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-10-2019
Replies: 129
Views: 3,023
Posted By mbisc
My Contax Aria still seems perfect -- let's start...

My Contax Aria still seems perfect -- let's start there :D
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-24-2019
Replies: 652
Views: 150,392
Posted By mbisc
Beautiful! Love the paper, too ...

Beautiful! Love the paper, too :cool:[/QUOTE]

Thanks!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-17-2019
Replies: 652
Views: 150,392
Posted By mbisc
Travelwide 90 - Kodak TMax 100 4x5 negative on...

Travelwide 90 - Kodak TMax 100 4x5 negative on Ilford FB Warmtone 8x10


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48080577521_28f3f38685_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gfHwAv)Chaco Canyon III...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-17-2019
Replies: 652
Views: 150,392
Posted By mbisc
Arca Swiss Field 4x5 - Kodak TMax 100 negative on...

Arca Swiss Field 4x5 - Kodak TMax 100 negative on Ilford FB Warmtone 8x10


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48080676097_7fdda77b72_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gfJ2U6)Chaco Canyon I...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 06-17-2019
Replies: 390
Views: 157,011
Posted By mbisc
Arca Swiss Field 4x5 - Kodak TMax 100 negative on...

Arca Swiss Field 4x5 - Kodak TMax 100 negative on Ilford FB Warmtone 8x10

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48080606143_a170bef94c_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gfHF6Z)Chaco Canyon IV...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-17-2019
Replies: 1,015
Views: 196,241
Posted By mbisc
Travelwide 90 - TMax 400 on Ilford Warmtone FB...

Travelwide 90 - TMax 400 on Ilford Warmtone FB 8x10

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48080578451_4962820bb6_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gfHwSx)Chaco Canyon V (https://flic.kr/p/2gfHwSx) by Mike...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-16-2019
Replies: 1
Views: 317
Posted By mbisc
Flickr has groups like that...

Flickr has groups like that...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-08-2019
Replies: 55
Views: 1,466
Posted By mbisc
Any kind of normal lens (~50mm) -- let the camera...

Any kind of normal lens (~50mm) -- let the camera see what you see. If you need to take a second lens, either take a wide angle (if you like sweeping landscapes) or a tele (if you want to take...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-03-2019
Replies: 86
Views: 2,873
Posted By mbisc
Back from when I lived in...

Back from when I lived in India:

https://live.staticflickr.com/6202/6147915195_f302f66331_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/angEZR)
Taj Mahal (After the Rain) (https://flic.kr/p/angEZR) by Mike...
Forum: Travel 04-30-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,184
Posted By mbisc
My (current) take on this very same issue (annual...

My (current) take on this very same issue (annual family vacation trip) is ONE _real_ camera for film (the biggest, baddest I want to take), plus ONE (good) digital camera for the snap shots. Last...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 03-06-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 699
Posted By mbisc
They are are heavy (well, all the water inside...

They are are heavy (well, all the water inside them make them heavy :) ), and they get the job done, and get the job done well. IMHO, they are an essential thing in any B&W darkroom.
The long plexi...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-20-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,428
Posted By mbisc
My access to a darkroom is the local Community...

My access to a darkroom is the local Community College's Studio Art class, and it has a wonderful darkroom with about a dozen enlargers that will do negs up to 4x5. The Photo 1 & II classes seem to...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-25-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 508
Posted By mbisc
Sweeeet -- next step: 4x5 sheets of Ektachrome !!!

Sweeeet -- next step: 4x5 sheets of Ektachrome !!!
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-08-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 605
Posted By mbisc
Cool Snapshots and wonderful vivid colors --...

Cool Snapshots and wonderful vivid colors -- Kodachrome, perhaps?
I wonder how many of those buildings still stand 50+ years later...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-26-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 681
Posted By mbisc
Thanks. Good to know -- if Kodak ever...

Thanks. Good to know -- if Kodak ever discontinues TMax RS...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-21-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 681
Posted By mbisc
Yes, once mixed, the resulting bottle will last a...

Yes, once mixed, the resulting bottle will last a year or more, which is great when you don't develop a tank of film every week
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-21-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 681
Posted By mbisc
I live in Phoenix, AZ, so my cold washing water...

I live in Phoenix, AZ, so my cold washing water out of the tap is around that temperature most of the year -- with testing, you can probably dial it down to a lower temperature more in line with...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-21-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 681
Posted By mbisc
Best developer for TMax film is TMax RS...

Best developer for TMax film is TMax RS Developer, using the secret formula:

Step 1: throw away the instructions
Step 2: pour the small bottle into the big bottle and shake to mix it well
Step 3:...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 12-20-2018
Replies: 1,015
Views: 196,241
Posted By mbisc
Wow -- love the "Three from New Mexico...

Wow -- love the "Three from New Mexico (Rolleiflex T)" series !
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 12-19-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 329
Posted By mbisc
Which " ilford multi grade"-paper are you using:...

Which " ilford multi grade"-paper are you using: RC or FB, glossy or matte?

Ilford has a myriad of paper options. As Deardorf38 said, The Ilford "Brown Box" paper (esp. the Warmtone Glossy FB) is...
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 12-04-2018
Replies: 2
Views: 1,081
Posted By mbisc
The key are the first two...

The key are the first two letters:
CAMEROSITY
1234567890

so an ES lens is from (19)47

The (L) means lumenized, i.e. coated...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-14-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 890
Posted By mbisc
Looks to me like you maybe had too little...

Looks to me like you maybe had too little developer in the tank
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 11-01-2018
Replies: 1,015
Views: 196,241
Posted By mbisc
Voigtlander Bessa II TMax 100 Ilford Warmtone FB...

Voigtlander Bessa II
TMax 100
Ilford Warmtone FB Glossy
(digitized with an iPhone)

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1964/30630809307_4a38476b0e_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/NEJUrR)

Buddha in Udayagiri,...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 11-01-2018
Replies: 1,169
Views: 420,463
Posted By mbisc
Voigtlander Bessa II TMax 100 Ilford Warmtone FB...

Voigtlander Bessa II
TMax 100
Ilford Warmtone FB Glossy
(digitized with an iPhone)

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1974/43754483540_1678e31eac_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/29Erazf)

Ajanta: Cave 19 -...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 10-31-2018
Replies: 691
Sticky: 6x9 photos Only
Views: 244,156
Posted By mbisc
Voigtlander Bessa II (1950s folder) TMax...

Voigtlander Bessa II (1950s folder)
TMax 100
Ilford Warmtone FB Glossy
(digitized with an iPhone)

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1953/44657994615_8a044eca56_c.jpg...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-30-2018
Replies: 71
Views: 2,991
Posted By mbisc
When there is nothing to shoot -- find something...

When there is nothing to shoot -- find something :)

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/818/40204034265_105e1a6c66_n.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/24fGbGz)

Rust (https://flic.kr/p/24fGbGz) by Mike...
Forum: Sony Alpha / NEX News / General Discussion 10-23-2018
Replies: 1
Views: 403
Posted By mbisc
Check with the Head Bartender...

Check with the Head Bartender...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 10-16-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 1,120
Posted By mbisc
I am down to 1 1/2 films (TMax 100 & 400 -- they...

I am down to 1 1/2 films (TMax 100 & 400 -- they can be developed in the same tank), 1 developer (TMax RS) - so all B&W for film - which I develop myself, and then print in a wet darkroom on 1 type...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 09-26-2018
Replies: 85
Views: 4,359
Posted By mbisc
Rebadged, gold-plated cameras for the Russian...

Rebadged, gold-plated cameras for the Russian oligarchy, perhaps?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-26-2018
Replies: 37
Views: 1,092
Posted By mbisc
Another one from the archives: Ektachrome...

Another one from the archives: Ektachrome E100VS

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7064/6967820499_9a70247a52_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/bBHUhc)

Two Cactus Flowers (April 2002)...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-26-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 562
Posted By mbisc
If you have a PC, just design the document in...

If you have a PC, just design the document in Word, and then save an extra copy (since you will no longer be able to edit it) as "Save As" with file type set to PDF
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-19-2018
Replies: 37
Views: 1,092
Posted By mbisc
Old E100VS-based...

Old E100VS-based picture:
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7039/6997773995_f821a86844_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/bEnqpM)Coyote Buttes (Lake above The Wave) (https://flic.kr/p/bEnqpM) by Mike...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-10-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 709
Posted By mbisc
Shoo-In for Darwin Award

Shoo-In for Darwin Award
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-29-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 1,381
Posted By mbisc
WET all the way -- I spend 40+ hours every week...

WET all the way -- I spend 40+ hours every week on some of the finest computer hardware for my day job. The last thing I want to do in my personal time is sit in front of a computer screen. I don't...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 08-06-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 638
Posted By mbisc
if you're just wanting to digitize them to throw...

if you're just wanting to digitize them to throw them on a website, you could also just use your smart phone (with Microsoft Office Lens for parallax correction)
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 07-18-2018
Replies: 118
Views: 5,568
Posted By mbisc
In my case it would be the Ektar f7.7 / 203mm vs....

In my case it would be the Ektar f7.7 / 203mm vs. the Rodenstock Apo-Sironar-S f5.6 / 210mm. I have both, and while the latter is a bit sharper and with more coverage radius etc., the little Ektar...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-17-2018
Replies: 126
Views: 5,924
Posted By mbisc
Contaflex Super -- dropped it more than once...

Contaflex Super -- dropped it more than once while hiking in the Grand Canyon
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-11-2018
Replies: 107
Views: 3,654
Posted By mbisc
Silly discussion at this point - clicks off RFF...

Silly discussion at this point

- clicks off RFF window...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-06-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 342
Posted By mbisc
Subject to the normal exposure rules for slide...

Subject to the normal exposure rules for slide film, I always found E100VS particularly pleasing to capture the rich Southwestern landscape colors without having to limit yourself to sunrise/sunset...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-06-2018
Replies: 1,015
Views: 196,241
Posted By mbisc
Use your smart phone and the Microsoft Office...

Use your smart phone and the Microsoft Office Lens App -- works well for quick jpegs

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/893/40388837304_3e57b78a1e_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/24x2mcS)Toroweap Overlook...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-23-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 1,137
Posted By mbisc
Grew up with Kodachrome (and slide film, in...

Grew up with Kodachrome (and slide film, in general). To this day (and my "serious" photo work is all-B&W film stuff), my brain doesn't want to see and photograph high-contrast scenes. On the plus...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-23-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 1,137
Posted By mbisc
awesome image!

awesome image!
Forum: Large Format Film RF 05-21-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 1,267
Posted By mbisc
Not to hijack the discussion, but my f7.7 / 203mm...

Not to hijack the discussion, but my f7.7 / 203mm Ektar is one of the finest lenses out there (mine is in an original Kodak shutter). My modern Apo-Sironar-S 210 beats it ever so slightly, but in...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 05-14-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 701
Posted By mbisc
Most folks will have new work for the show, but...

Most folks will have new work for the show, but older work can be found here: https://www.imageworks.org/
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 05-14-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 701
Posted By mbisc
Large Format Photography Show in Phoenix, AZ

In a bit of self promotion, there is a Large Format (Film) Photography Exhibit coming up in Phoenix, AZ, in June. A number of my fellow LF photographers have put together a show at the Found:RE...
Forum: RFF Polls 04-30-2018
Replies: 43
Views: 1,415
Posted By mbisc
Contax (of the Yashica/Kyocera/Contax era with...

Contax (of the Yashica/Kyocera/Contax era with AE/MM mount)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-27-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 1,058
Posted By mbisc
I always develop my film, so I can't answer #2....

I always develop my film, so I can't answer #2.

Here is what I currently record (in a tiny spiral-bound notebook):

- location
- date
- title for image (e.g. details on location etc.)
- f-stop,...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 04-26-2018
Replies: 32
Views: 1,702
Posted By mbisc
Not sad, but stupid :/

Not sad, but stupid :/
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 04-20-2018
Replies: 1,015
Views: 196,241
Posted By mbisc
Thanks -- should be good now

Thanks -- should be good now
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 04-20-2018
Replies: 1,015
Views: 196,241
Posted By mbisc
Arca Swiss with Rodenstock 120mm f/5.6...

Arca Swiss with Rodenstock 120mm f/5.6 Apo‑Macro‑Sironar
TMax 100 Film on Ilford Warmtone FB Glossy
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/812/40204033945_e36ac3db8a_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/24fGbB4)
Wood...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 03-16-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 2,232
Posted By mbisc
Chris, Finally had a chance to look at your image...

Chris,
Finally had a chance to look at your image -- very interesting! What does the other film chamber look like in your unmodified camera?
Thanks,
Mike
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 03-13-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 2,232
Posted By mbisc
Chris, Picture won't show up (but that might be...

Chris,

Picture won't show up (but that might be a function of a corporate fire wall) - I'll take a look at home tonight. No problem joining with my pics - thanks for doing that...

Mike
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 03-12-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 2,232
Posted By mbisc
If you don't mind, please share comparison...

If you don't mind, please share comparison photos.

When I got my Medalist originally, I immediately packed it up to send to Ken R., so I
have no idea what it looked like originally...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-01-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,282
Posted By mbisc
Cheating, too :) Not the oldest, but the oldest...

Cheating, too :)

Not the oldest, but the oldest that's readily available...

https://www.flickr.com/photos/nbg90455/7211171934/in/album-72157634579061107/
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-25-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 1,269
Posted By mbisc
Try any old school film (e.g. PlusX) and develop...

Try any old school film (e.g. PlusX) and develop it in TMax RS at 75F.

Found out the hard way -- I absolutely love TMax RX with TMax 100 & 400 film, but the grain is ridiculous for older film...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 01-09-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 2,232
Posted By mbisc
It's all a moot point now since Ken R. is no...

It's all a moot point now since Ken R. is no longer doing this kind of work, but as a very satisfied previous customer, I don't really care "how" he did the conversion to 120 film. They worked...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 12-27-2017
Replies: 29
Views: 2,232
Posted By mbisc
It is all pretty subtle -- have a look here:...

It is all pretty subtle -- have a look here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/nbg90455/albums/72157634579061107 - should be the last 4 images at the bottom of the page. My camera takes normal 120 spools...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 12-21-2017
Replies: 29
Views: 2,232
Posted By mbisc
I'm having problems getting these images into...

I'm having problems getting these images into this thread -- if you ping me, we could arrange for me to email them to you...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 12-13-2017
Replies: 29
Views: 2,232
Posted By mbisc
I had mine done professionally by Ken Ruth from...

I had mine done professionally by Ken Ruth from Bald Mountain (both chambers), but he is no longer working -- I'll try to get a photo out in the next couple of days...
Forum: Film vs Digital 12-11-2017
Replies: 30
Views: 2,686
Posted By mbisc
I spend 40+ hours a week playing with some of the...

I spend 40+ hours a week playing with some of the finest computing equipment out there for my day job - the last thing I want to do in my spare time is sit in front of a computer. That, and I love...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-01-2017
Replies: 42
Views: 2,070
Posted By mbisc
The maximum aperture is a simple mathematical...

The maximum aperture is a simple mathematical formula (diameter of the opening vs. focal length), and given that most old lenses were in off-the-shelf leaf shutters (with a fixed "hole" size), it...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 10-27-2017
Replies: 1,169
Views: 420,463
Posted By mbisc
Beautiful as well

Beautiful as well
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 10-05-2017
Replies: 1,169
Views: 420,463
Posted By mbisc
Fabulous image!

Fabulous image!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-14-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 498
Posted By mbisc
It's my understanding that the price of my...

It's my understanding that the price of my beloved C/Y (Contax/Yashica) wide-angle lenses is so (insanely) high because they are so easy to use (via adapter) on Canon cameras. If so, the f4/18mm...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 05-16-2017
Replies: 66
Views: 4,919
Posted By mbisc
A quick (slightly nit-picky) note about "loaded...

A quick (slightly nit-picky) note about "loaded all the film holders and left them out in daylight, developed those films, and no light leaks": the light leaks in film holders generally show their...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-11-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1,550
Posted By mbisc
Somewhat related: I remember walking into stores...

Somewhat related: I remember walking into stores with camera gear in East Berlin in the mid-1980s: prices for new CZJ camera gear were crazy-high (except in Intershops, but there you had to pay with...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-08-2017
Replies: 44
Views: 2,391
Posted By mbisc
It depends on what your tap water is like -- in...

It depends on what your tap water is like -- in general, the acidic stop bath will stop and neutralize the alkaline developer and thereby extend the lifetime of your acidic fixer. If your tap water...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 05-04-2017
Replies: 66
Views: 4,919
Posted By mbisc
One final recommendation from my side -- stay...

One final recommendation from my side -- stay away from wide-angle lenses. We're so used to them from smaller formats to get better depth-of-field, but you don't need that for 4x5 -- you need...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 05-03-2017
Replies: 66
Views: 4,919
Posted By mbisc
On the dust avoidance issue -- there are ziplock...

On the dust avoidance issue -- there are ziplock sandwich bags (forgot the size) that are just a bit wider than a 4x5 film holder. I keep mine in those at all times (loaded or not), and throw the...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 05-03-2017
Replies: 66
Views: 4,919
Posted By mbisc
What I don't have: >Lens storage: lens wraps (KEH...

What I don't have:
>Lens storage: lens wraps (KEH sometimes has used ones)
>Something to clean the film holders: big Antistatic brush, like 5 inches (canned "air" just moves the dust around
>Changing...
Forum: Sony RX Series 04-28-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 1,681
Posted By mbisc
Precision Camera is the official service provider...

Precision Camera is the official service provider for Sony for out-of-warranty repairs. They fixed my Mk III earlier this year (lens cover wasn't opening or closing). Not cheap, but fast and...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-26-2017
Replies: 54
Views: 2,138
Posted By mbisc
I bet money that many of my kids' peers (they are...

I bet money that many of my kids' peers (they are less than 10 now) will have no pictures from their childhood when they are adults. Mine will have plenty...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-21-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1,602
Posted By mbisc
Leiser is (originally) a German shoe company that...

Leiser is (originally) a German shoe company that was founded in 1891, and has used the "curly-looking" logo since about 1920. It looks just like grade school level, standard German handwriting, so I...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-16-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1,458
Posted By mbisc
no experience/advice on Rodinal, but since you...

no experience/advice on Rodinal, but since you said you are using TMax 400: one of the cool things about TMax RS is that you can develop TMax 100 & 400 using the same development time and process,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-15-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1,458
Posted By mbisc
Looks like you are getting nice results with TMax...

Looks like you are getting nice results with TMax RS!

On a side note, there is "secret" recipe for TMax RS for us home developers, which also has the advantage that it will keep (almost) forever --...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-18-2017
Replies: 58
Views: 4,197
Posted By mbisc
Zeiss Ikon Contessa (the later, rigid version...

Zeiss Ikon Contessa (the later, rigid version from the 1960s) - 30 bucks for a fabulous Tessar lens
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-01-2016
Replies: 2
Views: 870
Posted By mbisc
Photojournalists love vile people - I guess they...

Photojournalists love vile people - I guess they are considered interesting
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-15-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 1,145
Posted By mbisc
about 60 sheets of 4x5 film from a couple of...

about 60 sheets of 4x5 film from a couple of photography trips over the summer -- just too hot to develop film in the summer -- plan to develop them in the next month or two...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 10-21-2016
Replies: 3
Views: 1,001
Posted By mbisc
I wish them well, but my Kickstarter b&W New55...

I wish them well, but my Kickstarter b&W New55 pack was a disaster :(
Forum: Travel 07-15-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 1,150
Posted By mbisc
I'm lucky enough to live close to the Grand...

I'm lucky enough to live close to the Grand Canyon, so we go there at least once a year...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-07-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 2,380
Posted By mbisc
Bummer -- he is a giant in the business! I wish...

Bummer -- he is a giant in the business! I wish him well in his well-earned retirement.

He modified my Medalist II to 120 film, and it made it one of my favorite cameras!
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 05-01-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 6,138
Posted By mbisc
thanks everyone -- very interesting takes on the...

thanks everyone -- very interesting takes on the various models. I am intrigued by the 24mm FOV (for some landscapes and travel/monuments) - at least with film, I always liked my 25mm Distagon better...
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 04-30-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 6,138
Posted By mbisc
RX-100 v.1 vs. V.2 vs. V3

I find it a tad surprising (in the days of digital cameras) that all three versions are still available in stores, so I wanted to get the impression from actual users on the relative merits of these...
Forum: Travel 04-16-2015
Replies: 228
Views: 19,255
Posted By mbisc
I see loads of Canadian license plates around...

I see loads of Canadian license plates around Arizona (Phoenix, Tucson etc.) in the winter months.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-08-2015
Replies: 118
Views: 14,913
Posted By mbisc
I was going to add Yashica FX-3 2000 to the list...

I was going to add Yashica FX-3 2000 to the list of others, but I recently picked up a like-new Minolta X-700 for $1.99 at my local Goodwill store :cool:
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-13-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 6,350
Posted By mbisc
Wow -- looking at the many items is totally...

Wow -- looking at the many items is totally depressing and sad :(
Forum: Travel 03-10-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 2,127
Posted By mbisc
The documentarian - but I had to mentally replace...

The documentarian - but I had to mentally replace DSLR with film camera, SD chip with TMAx and labeling files with developing film :D
Forum: Zeiss Contax 03-04-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 1,805
Posted By mbisc
Had to get a Distagon 18 fixed last year (I...

Had to get a Distagon 18 fixed last year (I dropped it :bang:): both ToCad and Zeiss refused (it was the older "Made in West Germany"-version) - KEH to the rescue...
Forum: RFF Polls 02-25-2015
Replies: 70
Views: 11,843
Posted By mbisc
Contax, but I would take the later/younger ARIA...

Contax, but I would take the later/younger ARIA instead of an RTSII
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-20-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 1,092
Posted By mbisc
Have you tried http://www.tineye.com/ ?

Have you tried http://www.tineye.com/ ?
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 02-20-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 1,615
Posted By mbisc
Around 2004 or 2005, I purchased a couple of...

Around 2004 or 2005, I purchased a couple of boxes of then-shortdated/outdated Kodak RC paper (Kodak had just announced the stop of production, and it was dirt-cheap at one of my local stores -...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-20-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 684
Posted By mbisc
(sorry, posted my reponse in wrong thread) - I'm...

(sorry, posted my reponse in wrong thread) - I'm with the others on this topic: not that old, and probably still useable
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-13-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 1,566
Posted By mbisc
1ml per 20 oz of distilled water is a good...

1ml per 20 oz of distilled water is a good starting point
Forum: Large Format Film RF 02-12-2015
Replies: 54
Views: 10,965
Posted By mbisc
Tom: Keep us posted !

Tom: Keep us posted !
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 02-12-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 3,012
Posted By mbisc
The Bessa II with the Color-Skopal lens takes a...

The Bessa II with the Color-Skopal lens takes a 37mm push-on filter (not sure about others). The Zeiss, Mamiya and Konica data should be somewhere on the "Interweb"
Forum: Large Format Film RF 02-12-2015
Replies: 54
Views: 10,965
Posted By mbisc
Is that how the Wanderlust Travelwide project at...

Is that how the Wanderlust Travelwide project at Kickstarter got started?
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 02-12-2015
Replies: 691
Sticky: 6x9 photos Only
Views: 244,156
Posted By mbisc
It's a Rohrschach (sp?) kind of picture :D-- I...

It's a Rohrschach (sp?) kind of picture :D-- I see a cliff in the foreground casting a shadow on the cliff in the background, and all covered in fresh snow :angel:

Or maybe that part is just more...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 02-12-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 3,012
Posted By mbisc
Each camera & lens combination will likely have...

Each camera & lens combination will likely have its own standards -- what camera/lens are you looking for?
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 02-11-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 3,796
Posted By mbisc
Keep in mind that the manufacturing of the ZMs is...

Keep in mind that the manufacturing of the ZMs is "outsourced" to Cosina, while the ZE/ZFs are done at Carl Zeiss Oberkochen
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-29-2015
Replies: 46
Views: 4,277
Posted By mbisc
It's the 21st century -- cars exist. WTH??

It's the 21st century -- cars exist. WTH??
Forum: Large Format Film RF 01-21-2015
Replies: 54
Views: 10,965
Posted By mbisc
I'd be in, and exactly for the reasons I stated...

I'd be in, and exactly for the reasons I stated before: I don't need the shooting speed of 12 sheets per minute :eek:, but for the dramatically lower weight & bulk when travelling or backpacking....
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-20-2015
Replies: 93
Views: 9,471
Posted By mbisc
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7582/16034175181_dc...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7582/16034175181_dce1f3dde4_c.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/nbg90455/16034175181/)
Sanchi - Stupa 3 (8x10 Print)...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 01-19-2015
Replies: 54
Views: 10,965
Posted By mbisc
I think folks that regularly go backpacking or...

I think folks that regularly go backpacking or out traveling with their 4x5 (and dearly miss readyloads etc.) would be a good audience, assuming the technical details can be worked out (e.g. I would...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 01-16-2015
Replies: 54
Views: 10,965
Posted By mbisc
As a LF users (at about Jason's age it seems), I...

As a LF users (at about Jason's age it seems), I have never used them, and am only vaguely familiar with Grafmatics, so let me ask this (and please forgive my ignorance, if needed :angel:):

Would...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-13-2015
Replies: 43
Views: 5,826
Posted By mbisc
The Bogen 3221 is really all you need - adding an...

The Bogen 3221 is really all you need - adding an Acra Swiss Z1 ballhead would be nice though!
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 01-05-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 2,175
Posted By mbisc
Arizona Highways Calendar -- but it's monthly not...

Arizona Highways Calendar -- but it's monthly not daily
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-17-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 2,896
Posted By mbisc
You got Zeiss glass, which you will miss if you...

You got Zeiss glass, which you will miss if you get some kind of Canikon/Pentax camera. Hence anpother vote for the Aria from me :D
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 12-16-2014
Replies: 1,169
Views: 420,463
Posted By mbisc
Another one from my Voigtländer Bessa II &...

Another one from my Voigtländer Bessa II & Color-Skopar:

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7582/16034175181_dce1f3dde4_c.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/nbg90455/16034175181/)
Sanchi - Stupa 3 (8x10...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-16-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 937
Posted By mbisc
Why would you give FB the rights (and content) of...

Why would you give FB the rights (and content) of the high-quality version of your images ??? :eek:
Forum: Other RF 12-12-2014
Replies: 1
Views: 1,870
Posted By mbisc
Very nice photos! Yeah, the Ciro 35 is one of...

Very nice photos!

Yeah, the Ciro 35 is one of those shoulda/coulda cameras, just like the Kodak 35, which is why I like my Kodak Signet 35 so much. Simple, but at least the lens is really good. The...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-11-2014
Replies: 55
Views: 6,040
Posted By mbisc
Since it exists both in color and B&W, it must be...

Since it exists both in color and B&W, it must be a dSLR snapshot -- which means that this inkjet concoction will fade to junk in the next 20 years.

/running_for_cover :cool:
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 11-25-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 1,268
Posted By mbisc
It's all a question of how well it was stored. I...

It's all a question of how well it was stored. I opened my last box of Kodak RC Polycontrast paper in August (which spent the last 10 years in my fridge), and it still prints as nicely as...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 11-19-2014
Replies: 168
Views: 17,203
Posted By mbisc
Two-handed, with the side buttons up: the "Vol +"...

Two-handed, with the side buttons up: the "Vol +" button doubles as camera release [laughing hysterically as I type "camera"]
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 11-18-2014
Replies: 168
Views: 17,203
Posted By mbisc
Contax T3 for film or digital (just scan the negs...

Contax T3 for film or digital (just scan the negs :) )
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-18-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,835
Posted By mbisc
Fugly page out of Leica's and Rollei's...

Fugly page out of Leica's and Rollei's playbook

:rolleyes:
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 11-17-2014
Replies: 1,015
Views: 196,241
Posted By mbisc
From this week's loot - can you tell that I have...

From this week's loot - can you tell that I have regular access to a darkroom these days (via taking a community college class) ? :D

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5616/15790052755_88e5430f61_c.jpg...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 11-13-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 2,949
Posted By mbisc
You may want to check with an expert on the...

You may want to check with an expert on the transformer issue. When I moved to the US, I sold off my wonderful Braun projector because the Braun Service people in Germany claimed that a transformer...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-12-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 1,029
Posted By mbisc
Chhattisgarh is crawling with Naxals, especially...

Chhattisgarh is crawling with Naxals, especially in the tribal areas -- be safe!
Forum: DIYS Modifications 11-11-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 2,949
Posted By mbisc
Maybe a silly question - you said "visiting my...

Maybe a silly question - you said "visiting my sister's for a couple of months in the US" -- depending on FROM WHERE you are visiting: does your Leica Pradovit P600 do 120V ?
Forum: Nikon RF 11-05-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 2,384
Posted By mbisc
They very recently repaired my "Made in W....

They very recently repaired my "Made in W. Germany" 4/18mm Distagon lens (in Contax mount), since neither Zeiss nor ToCAD repairs those anymore, and they did a good job at a reasonable cost...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-04-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 1,012
Posted By mbisc
I have used this email address in the past, and...

I have used this email address in the past, and got quick responses:

lensservice.pho.us (at) zeiss.com
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 11-04-2014
Replies: 691
Sticky: 6x9 photos Only
Views: 244,156
Posted By mbisc
Another one from my Kodak Medalist II (modified...

Another one from my Kodak Medalist II (modified to 120 film), loaded with TMax 100:

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7579/15652950366_0a95b43b3a_b.jpg...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 11-04-2014
Replies: 1,015
Views: 196,241
Posted By mbisc
Last week's loot from the...

Last week's loot from the darkroom:

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7579/15652950366_0a95b43b3a.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/nbg90455/15652950366/)
Grand Canyon - After the Snow Storm (8x10...
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 10-22-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 1,302
Posted By mbisc
Nice images !

Nice images !
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-21-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 3,597
Posted By mbisc
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8381/8470302002_67a...

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8381/8470302002_67abe7cd84.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/nbg90455/8470302002/)
Tomb of Humayun (8x10 Print) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/nbg90455/8470302002/) by...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 10-20-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 3,579
Posted By mbisc
Any suggestions ? I was thinking about starting...

Any suggestions ?

I was thinking about starting a book project, and since it would be B&W, I am now concerned :eek:
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 10-20-2014
Replies: 1,015
Views: 196,241
Posted By mbisc
Fresh off the Drying...

Fresh off the Drying Rack:

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3936/15556880161_74048b69b0.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/nbg90455/15556880161/)
Wall (Vulture Mine)...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 10-20-2014
Replies: 1,169
Views: 420,463
Posted By mbisc
Fresh from the Drying Rack (taken with...

Fresh from the Drying Rack (taken with Voigtländer Bessa II & Color-Skopar):

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5602/15556880221_4aa09004ec.jpg...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 10-20-2014
Replies: 390
Views: 157,011
Posted By mbisc
Arca...

Arca Swiss

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5597/15535857056_b2fd61a976.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/nbg90455/15535857056/)
Gears (https://www.flickr.com/photos/nbg90455/15535857056/) by...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 10-03-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 1,926
Posted By mbisc
This dude is insane!

This dude is insane!
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-02-2014
Replies: 292
Views: 15,310
Posted By mbisc
My favorite camera is my Arca Swiss Field Camera...

My favorite camera is my Arca Swiss Field Camera with the 210 Apo-Sironar S.

My most used camera is my Kodak Medalist II.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-01-2014
Replies: 68
Views: 5,978
Posted By mbisc
You always have two choises with names/words that...

You always have two choises with names/words that come from other languages: either pronounce it like speakers of the country-of-origin, or butcher it :D

Leica, Adidas, Nikon, Paris, Zeiss - just to...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 09-29-2014
Replies: 691
Sticky: 6x9 photos Only
Views: 244,156
Posted By mbisc
Very nice!

Very nice!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-25-2014
Replies: 46
Views: 4,011
Posted By mbisc
Cheaper to make?

Cheaper to make?
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-24-2014
Replies: 94
Views: 13,244
Posted By mbisc
I'm familiar with the AMAZON Seller account (and...

I'm familiar with the AMAZON Seller account (and occasionally sell books there), but I don't think classic camera stuff is sold there. Occasionally used but recent electronics, but, say, a 1970s...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-24-2014
Replies: 94
Views: 13,244
Posted By mbisc
How do you sell classic cameras and supplies on...

How do you sell classic cameras and supplies on Amazon?:confused:
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-23-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 1,132
Posted By mbisc
Not sure what is happening there these days --...

Not sure what is happening there these days -- they gave up their retail/walk-in location a few years ago and are mail-order only, so I haven't been there in a while. Maybe you can give them a call...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-23-2014
Replies: 41
Views: 4,459
Posted By mbisc
I wish him good luck, but if he really wants to...

I wish him good luck, but if he really wants to get money from Kickstarter, he should offer more than "warm fuzzy feeling" as reward...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-19-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 674
Posted By mbisc
The alerts are definitely Phishing - why would...

The alerts are definitely Phishing - why would Microsoft misspell themselves as "Microsoft account team" (wrong capitalization). As far as the Apple alert ("Cannot Get Mail") is concerned, I get that...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 09-12-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,390
Posted By mbisc
I've used the OP/TECH Neoprene Straps on various...

I've used the OP/TECH Neoprene Straps on various cameras for 15 years -- they are the best, expecially with heavier models...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-12-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 3,402
Posted By mbisc
"Papier ist geduldig" (Translation: "Paper is...

"Papier ist geduldig" (Translation: "Paper is patient") :angel:
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 09-11-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 2,229
Posted By mbisc
Thumbs up Awesome - congrats ! Welcome to the dark side !

Awesome - congrats ! Welcome to the dark side !
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-02-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 1,260
Posted By mbisc
By FleaBay standards, this practically quailifies...

By FleaBay standards, this practically quailifies for LNIB :D
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 08-27-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 3,042
Posted By mbisc
Can't say that I am surprised (although saddened...

Can't say that I am surprised (although saddened from the perspective of film) -- there are simply too many (old) low cost MF folders out there, and for darkroom printing, I find 6x9 a lot more...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 08-20-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 5,805
Posted By mbisc
Looks like the rangefinder is misaligned? A good...

Looks like the rangefinder is misaligned? A good CLA should take care of that, I would think.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-18-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 8,152
Posted By mbisc
The best bang for your buck (in terms of...

The best bang for your buck (in terms of capabilities and weight) is the Aria -- it is also the newest one, so it will likely live longer before it will need (non-existing) service...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 08-15-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 876
Posted By mbisc
Have you contacted the "Head Bartender" of this...

Have you contacted the "Head Bartender" of this forum -- he probably sells them :)
Forum: Film vs Digital 08-15-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 1,224
Posted By mbisc
Does anyone remember what Ferrania _used_ to...

Does anyone remember what Ferrania _used_ to make, since they are planning to take over the hardware from the old factory? I'm mostly interested in B&W these days, so I would welcome a new paper...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 08-07-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 5,805
Posted By mbisc
Good question -- my approach would be to take the...

Good question -- my approach would be to take the camera to local used camera stores (and there ERC bins), and just try to find one that fits. Im my case, that would be a place like...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 08-03-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 5,805
Posted By mbisc
Won't make any difference! Enjoy! On a side note...

Won't make any difference! Enjoy!

On a side note (and not to hijack this thread) -- does anyone have any recommendations for CLAs on these little babies? One of mine has a rather stiff focusing...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 08-01-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 1,131
Posted By mbisc
Thumbs up Same here :)

Same here :)
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 07-30-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 5,805
Posted By mbisc
Tessar lenses (by design & the laws of physics)...

Tessar lenses (by design & the laws of physics) are razor-sharp when stopped down to f5.6 / f8, but a rather soft (especially in the corners) wide open.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-29-2014
Replies: 65
Views: 7,759
Posted By mbisc
A Käfer/Beetle in exotic...

A Käfer/Beetle in exotic places:

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8313/8057147764_bd241f03be.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/nbg90455/8057147764/)
VW Beetle (Käfer)-- rare sight in Delhi...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 07-29-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 5,805
Posted By mbisc
There are a fair amount of different specs for...

There are a fair amount of different specs for these babies, and the pure name isn't much help. Yours appears to have the Tessar lens (which is good), and, I assume, a coupled rangefinder (which is...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 07-22-2014
Replies: 82
Views: 7,966
Posted By mbisc
Most LF lenses come with a shutter between the...

Most LF lenses come with a shutter between the elements (Compur, Copal, and others), and yes, they are usually fired with a cable release to minimize vibration.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 07-21-2014
Replies: 1,015
Views: 196,241
Posted By mbisc
Another one from...

Another one from me:
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5505/12056244876_d9396d5129_c.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/nbg90455/12056244876/)
Aspendos - Basilica (8x10 Print)...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 07-21-2014
Replies: 82
Views: 7,966
Posted By mbisc
My Crown Graphic takes 6x6, 6x7 & 6x9 backs, and...

My Crown Graphic takes 6x6, 6x7 & 6x9 backs, and they are very cheap -- lenses range from 47mm to 200mm (or so) -- longer if they are tele designs.

For the ultimate portability, you can also...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 05-15-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 1,521
Posted By mbisc
Great images!

Great images!
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 05-08-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 6,556
Posted By mbisc
Sounds like the Travelwide would be the perfect...

Sounds like the Travelwide would be the perfect choice for you, except it is 4x5, not 120 film :D

https://wanderlustcameras.com/
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 05-01-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 2,310
Posted By mbisc
Do youself a favor and send it off to Mr. Ruth...

Do youself a favor and send it off to Mr. Ruth for a 120 conversion :D -- this camera is an absolute gem, and life is too short for re-rolling 620 film...

He will also adjust/CLA the camera.

A...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-25-2014
Replies: 370
Views: 37,295
Posted By mbisc
From a few years...

From a few years ago:
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7064/6967820499_9a70247a52_b.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/nbg90455/6967820499/)
Two Cactus Flowers (April 2002)...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 04-25-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,824
Posted By mbisc
Sweet -- I missed that. Thanks!

Sweet -- I missed that. Thanks!
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 04-25-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,824
Posted By mbisc
Did I miss something in the many descriptions of...

Did I miss something in the many descriptions of this new camera, or did the Leica folks actually forget to put a little flash into the body - nothing big just something for fill-flash -- like all...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 04-11-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 736
Posted By mbisc
I think you have plenty of contrast in my book,...

I think you have plenty of contrast in my book, but everybody's artistic vision is different :)

In general, though, the standard approach fro more contrast is to either "plus develop" the film (if...
Forum: Argus RF 04-09-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 3,574
Posted By mbisc
Nice images! Never had an Argus (unfortunately),...

Nice images!
Never had an Argus (unfortunately), so I was wondering if the subdued color rendering (especially in #2) are the result of the Cintar lens or Kodak Portra 400?
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 03-26-2014
Replies: 187
Views: 61,325
Posted By mbisc
Still there (but you have to be logged in) --...

Still there (but you have to be logged in) -- just click on the "box with the arrow" (it says "More Ways to Share" when you hover over it), and then under "Grab the HTML/BBCode"
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 03-17-2014
Replies: 1,169
Views: 420,463
Posted By mbisc
Wonderful series of images!

Wonderful series of images!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-07-2014
Replies: 35
Views: 3,685
Posted By mbisc
Must-do for any tourist to NYC (and free, too):...

Must-do for any tourist to NYC (and free, too): walk at least halfway across the Brooklyn Bridge (from the Manhatten side) and look back towards the city! Great photo opportunity with all the cables...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 03-05-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 2,255
Posted By mbisc
Yes and no -- I always want best IQ, but...

Yes and no -- I always want best IQ, but sometimes the required gear (Arca Swiss 4x5 on tripod) is not feasible, and then my folder has the best IQ given the circumstances.

Having said that, since I...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 03-03-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 2,255
Posted By mbisc
Somewhere, I have a hood for my Bessa II...

Somewhere, I have a hood for my Bessa II (single-coated Color-Skopar), but I don't really use it.

Here is an example:
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3820/12055389295_ca49f0b022.jpg...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-26-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 3,155
Posted By mbisc
Had a girlfriend once who wouldn't do film...

Had a girlfriend once who wouldn't do film photography (and therefore only digital) because the gelatin in film was from animals -- relationship didn't last long :p
Forum: RFF Polls 02-25-2014
Replies: 131
Poll: Winter Sucks
Views: 9,660
Posted By mbisc
You forgot the option "What's winter - it's sunny...

You forgot the option "What's winter - it's sunny and 70 degrees here" :D
Forum: Travel 02-20-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 1,071
Posted By mbisc
Sorrt, not planning any trips there any time soon...

Sorrt, not planning any trips there any time soon :( but enjoy!

Depending on what kind of photography you are interested, here are a couple of suggestions:

1) Haleakalā (the big mountain in the...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-19-2014
Replies: 49
Views: 9,076
Posted By mbisc
They make lots of things -- high-end lenses...

They make lots of things -- high-end lenses mostly in Oberkochen, and their high-end binos (AFAIK) are still made in the old Hensoldt factory in Wetzlar :angel: ...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-07-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 4,957
Posted By mbisc
Different system, but same lens manufacturer - I...

Different system, but same lens manufacturer - I had my Zeiss lenses from my Contax SLR system serviced by Zeiss Oberkochen a few years ago (after a trip to Antelope Canyon, which resulted in lots of...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 01-31-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 7,620
Posted By mbisc
Maybe a bit late for the party, but when I had a...

Maybe a bit late for the party, but when I had a similar decision to make, I decided in favor of the Bessa II. Main reason: unit focusing. I love Zeiss stuff, but the front cell focusing of their...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-29-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 1,694
Posted By mbisc
Short answer: yes It is one (of many) reason why...

Short answer: yes

It is one (of many) reason why I keep my old Contaflex Super around...
Forum: Film vs Digital 01-27-2014
Replies: 53
Views: 10,247
Posted By mbisc
Wow, couldn't have said in any better! On my...

Wow, couldn't have said in any better!

On my most recent international (family) trip, yes, I filled a couple of chips with digital images, but it is the small number of film images (had 3 roles of...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 01-24-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 1,287
Posted By mbisc
Kodak made some really good "glass" back in the...

Kodak made some really good "glass" back in the day (the 203 Ektar lens, and the lens on the Medalist II come to mind), but this isn't one of them - although it is not as bad as the seller's command...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-23-2014
Replies: 1,015
Views: 196,241
Posted By mbisc
Thank you very much!

Thank you very much!
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 01-23-2014
Replies: 1,169
Views: 420,463
Posted By mbisc
Those image are wonderful!

Those image are wonderful!
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-21-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 1,189
Posted By mbisc
For -10C weather, I wouldn't use a...

For -10C weather, I wouldn't use a battery-dependent camera, much less keep it in an outside pocket. I think "After a night in room temp. the battery is full again" tells the story on technical...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 01-20-2014
Replies: 691
Sticky: 6x9 photos Only
Views: 244,156
Posted By mbisc
Thank you very much!

Thank you very much!
Forum: Large Format Film RF 01-20-2014
Replies: 390
Views: 157,011
Posted By mbisc
Arca Swiss with 210 Rodenstock Apo-Sironar S...

Arca Swiss with 210 Rodenstock Apo-Sironar S lens:

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3782/12056042113_7f6d1ab865_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/nbg90455/12056042113/)
Qutb Minar - Pillared...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 01-20-2014
Replies: 1,169
Views: 420,463
Posted By mbisc
Scan of 8x10 print - image take with Voigtländer...

Scan of 8x10 print - image take with Voigtländer Bessa II:

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7419/12055787874_854b29394d_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/nbg90455/12055787874/)
Ellora - The Buddha...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 01-20-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 6,733
Posted By mbisc
Just to whet your appetite on a Medalist...

Just to whet your appetite on a Medalist II:

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7315/12056244196_fdd6803d0d_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/nbg90455/12056244196/)
Blythe Intaglios (8x10 Print)...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 01-20-2014
Replies: 691
Sticky: 6x9 photos Only
Views: 244,156
Posted By mbisc
Another recent one (Kodak Medalist...

Another recent one (Kodak Medalist II):

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5505/12056244876_d9396d5129_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/nbg90455/12056244876/)
Aspendos - Basilica (8x10 Print)...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-20-2014
Replies: 1,015
Views: 196,241
Posted By mbisc
One of the pictures from my latest darkrrom...

One of the pictures from my latest darkrrom session (in December):

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3782/12056042113_7f6d1ab865_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/nbg90455/12056042113/)
Qutb Minar -...
Forum: Film vs Digital 01-17-2014
Replies: 53
Views: 10,247
Posted By mbisc
I guess part of my point was that I don't want to...

I guess part of my point was that I don't want to take a "good sized ... kit" with me on trips that aren't photography-only trips. A good digicam plus a Medalist (and a few rolls of film) will fit in...
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 01-17-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 3,055
Posted By mbisc
A friend of mine had one for many, many years --...

A friend of mine had one for many, many years -- great lens and (for the time) large sensor: good IQ was as simple as that, back in the days.

He stopped using it when he couldn't get enough large...
Forum: Film vs Digital 01-14-2014
Replies: 53
Views: 10,247
Posted By mbisc
My current solution was technically not an...

My current solution was technically not an option, but here is what I do: I take digital for many if not most of the things I want to photograph (especially when I am traveling with the family)....
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