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Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 3 Days Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 698
Posted By Dan Daniel
Maybe I missed the mention- Rolleicord. From the...

Maybe I missed the mention- Rolleicord. From the Rolleicord IV (4) forward they have double exposure prevention so idiots are safe. The Xenar lens is a wonderful Tessar-type lens. You can get a IV,...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 1 Week Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 370
Posted By Dan Daniel
Probably not going to be easy to do an optically...

Probably not going to be easy to do an optically neutral film application unless you know exactly what to do and have the right equipment.


Would it be possible to put the glass from another filter...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,224
Posted By Dan Daniel
Hard to say what is going on from the photo, but...

Hard to say what is going on from the photo, but it looks to be all there. And all the teeth appear to be on the counter dial. 'All there' is relative, of course, as Rollei basic design stayed pretty...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,224
Posted By Dan Daniel
As retinax says, the camera is still worth...

As retinax says, the camera is still worth something. What is the lens on it? Any chance it's a f/3.5? I've always wanted to put a 75mm Planar or Xenotar lens on a Minolta Autocord body! Hmmm.......
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 1,009
Posted By Dan Daniel
Could be that the Rollei lenses are not aligned...

Could be that the Rollei lenses are not aligned so that the viewing lens focus matches the taking lens focus.

Another issue is the way that a TLR is held and what happens after you focus on the...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-18-2020
Replies: 23
Views: 1,224
Posted By Dan Daniel
It won't hurt it doing what you are doing and...

It won't hurt it doing what you are doing and running out the film by firing the shutter again and again when it locks up.

I'd suggest sending it back for your repairman to look at. The frame...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-18-2020
Replies: 23
Views: 1,224
Posted By Dan Daniel
Define easy. If you are comfortable removing the...

Define easy. If you are comfortable removing the wind crank and mechanism, peeling back the skin, and removing the side panel (5 or 6 small screws), then checking the mesh of the film spool transfer...
Forum: Digital Compacts 02-17-2020
Replies: 13
Views: 908
Posted By Dan Daniel
Phil, seriously, approach industrial design firms...

Phil, seriously, approach industrial design firms and schools. Designers love projects like this. Whether it's a student group or a small design project inside a firm, the chance to explore new...
Forum: Digital Compacts 02-17-2020
Replies: 13
Views: 908
Posted By Dan Daniel
Nikon is the worst possible company to deal with...

Nikon is the worst possible company to deal with for this type of thing. They control their precious spare parts and repair system so tightly that they make Apple look like basement hackers.

So...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-17-2020
Replies: 22
Views: 814
Posted By Dan Daniel
You can simply load backing paper, close the...

You can simply load backing paper, close the back, and wind to the first frame to check.


After the camera stops at first frame, open the back, make a mark on paper for reference. When you turn the...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 02-11-2020
Replies: 14
Views: 642
Posted By Dan Daniel
[Just for fun, here's a parody TV show discussing...

[Just for fun, here's a parody TV show discussing Taca Bell's menu-
https://www.theonion.com/taco-bells-new-green-menu-takes-no-ingredients-from-nat-1819594832

Some people say that Taco Bell is to...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 02-10-2020
Replies: 14
Views: 642
Posted By Dan Daniel
Norway, eh? They have tacos in...

Norway, eh?

They have tacos in Norway??

Please, don't tell me you have Taco Bell restaurants.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 02-10-2020
Replies: 14
Views: 642
Posted By Dan Daniel
Whoa...... Negative 2 tells me to stop using that...

Whoa...... Negative 2 tells me to stop using that lab. Something is very wrong with their film processing or handling. If there are reasons to want to use that lab again, they need to see this film...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 02-09-2020
Replies: 14
Views: 642
Posted By Dan Daniel
First, if there is sand and dirt in your camera,...

First, if there is sand and dirt in your camera, the dots will show up as black. The dirt will prevent light from hitting the film, and when reversed to a positive it will register as black.

This...
Forum: Olympus RF 01-23-2020
Replies: 10
Views: 795
Posted By Dan Daniel
What I mean is does it look like an object with...

What I mean is does it look like an object with thickness and volume? If so, most likely that is not separation. Although optics can be tricky and i don't know enough to say with certainty that...
Forum: Olympus RF 01-23-2020
Replies: 10
Views: 795
Posted By Dan Daniel
That's a strange looking separation. Of course it...

That's a strange looking separation. Of course it could just be the photos. Usually, though, separation looks more like an oil sheen or such. That lens looks like actual glue, thick and 'present,'...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-20-2020
Replies: 15
Views: 671
Posted By Dan Daniel
When someone says that they used developer XX and...

When someone says that they used developer XX and it gives bad results so they went back to developer YY, almost always what this really means is that they didn't take the time to find the correct...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-14-2020
Replies: 165
Views: 80,785
Posted By Dan Daniel
If you put a straight edge to the top line of...

If you put a straight edge to the top line of tiles you'll see the barrel distortion clearly.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-11-2020
Replies: 14
Views: 879
Posted By Dan Daniel
There are spray materials that you can apply to...

There are spray materials that you can apply to metal. You then laser the material. The heat of the laser bonds the material to the metal base. You then wipe away the unheated spray material.



A...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-09-2020
Replies: 10
Views: 756
Posted By Dan Daniel
Nope. The internals of the Diacord and of the...

Nope. The internals of the Diacord and of the Autocord are different. The focus helical system is the same in principle but execution is not the same. The Autocord uses much heavier parts than the...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 01-01-2020
Replies: 15
Views: 750
Posted By Dan Daniel
Bad drive? Or drive cable not seated properly?...

Bad drive? Or drive cable not seated properly? These can lead to flaky i/o issues and file corruption.
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 12-30-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 750
Posted By Dan Daniel
Try another card reader. It might have its own...

Try another card reader. It might have its own mechanical issues. Or the port you are plugging the reader into- try another one. Or rethink the whole data path and go around the iMac ports?


If this...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-28-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 1,578
Posted By Dan Daniel
Just because medium format has its benefits,...

Just because medium format has its benefits, 6x4.5 folders can be nice "large" pocket cameras. Zeiss Super Ikonta (rangefinder) or Voigtlander baby Bessa 46 (scale). Both are larger than many of the...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-25-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 497
Posted By Dan Daniel
On a folder, almost the full light path is...

On a folder, almost the full light path is bellows. Not like, say, a TLR where the chamber between back of lens and film is a metal chamber.

Areas outside of the light path and film gate will have...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 12-17-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 1,334
Posted By Dan Daniel
But.. But... BUT the not-second-hand source is a...

But.. But... BUT the not-second-hand source is a minimum of three levels down from top management!! And every large corporation gives bottom rung employees insider information 8 months ahead of...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 12-13-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 759
Posted By Dan Daniel
I am using an EP-5 with the 60mm macro lens for...

I am using an EP-5 with the 60mm macro lens for 'scanning' black and white negatives. As with a regular scanner, I do 'proof' scans of the full negative. So this is about an 11-16 mpx scan, depending...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-10-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 2,707
Posted By Dan Daniel
I am not much for camera-specific gear. With your...

I am not much for camera-specific gear. With your need to carry water, clothing, etc., you will very likely not find a camera bag. These are the kind of things that led me to small cases like the...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-08-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 2,707
Posted By Dan Daniel
https://www.tenba.com/en/products/byob-7-camera-in...

https://www.tenba.com/en/products/byob-7-camera-insert


thin padding. Holds a Rolleiflex or other similar TLR. Could be squished down into a flatter inside a backpack or such.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-06-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 408
Posted By Dan Daniel
A shadow of the bellows? I wonder about this....

A shadow of the bellows? I wonder about this. Maybe the rubber is too thick for this purpose? Can you post an image of the negative, including the area outside of the image?

Sometimes applying...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-29-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 922
Posted By Dan Daniel
Wow. WHY??? What good reason would there be for...

Wow.


WHY??? What good reason would there be for this? Sounds like a nasty divorce, not a disbanding manufacturing operation.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-26-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 708
Posted By Dan Daniel
Any chance the Rollei has a glass plate at the...

Any chance the Rollei has a glass plate at the film plane for film flatness? About the only way I could see these dots coming from the camera directly.

Are the dots in the exact same position shot...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 11-25-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 1,040
Posted By Dan Daniel
I think that most all of the disposables are...

I think that most all of the disposables are perfectly fine for what they do. Aren't some of them waterproof?
Forum: Photo Software 10-31-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 1,043
Posted By Dan Daniel
Not certain what is happening to your images, but...

Not certain what is happening to your images, but look at the very top area of SPP when you have opened up a specific image. There is a File/Auto/Custom bar. Click on File? This option is also at the...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-26-2019
Replies: 60
Views: 3,358
Posted By Dan Daniel
Contact Karl Bryan- ...

Contact Karl Bryan- [email protected]


He's probably done more to keep Autocords alive than anyone in the last 15 years or more.
Forum: Photo Software 10-20-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 2,520
Posted By Dan Daniel
Give Affinity Photo a go. $50.00. I assume they...

Give Affinity Photo a go. $50.00. I assume they offer atrial run.

https://affinity.serif.com/en-gb/photo/

Has a healing brush like Photoshop that works well.

I've been hoping to find program to...
Forum: Other RF 10-17-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 1,041
Posted By Dan Daniel
Nice review. The flash sync switch that looks...

Nice review.

The flash sync switch that looks like a turkey is one of my favorite touches on any camera anywhere. Someone was in a very playful mood when they designed that, and somehow it was...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 10-17-2019
Replies: 78
Views: 29,949
Posted By Dan Daniel
I have rarely used mine at 1/250 to notice one...

I have rarely used mine at 1/250 to notice one way or another. I do know that it has a booster spring for the 1/250 speed. Maybe that spring letting go and the three bladed shutter (not typical 5...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-07-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,793
Posted By Dan Daniel
If you want to do only 35mm, the old Minolta...

If you want to do only 35mm, the old Minolta Dimage IV is pretty amazing. Be sure to get one with the film and slide holders as they seem impossible to find on their own. True resolution and simple...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-06-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,147
Posted By Dan Daniel
Might also look at sharpening. Some of that 'salt...

Might also look at sharpening. Some of that 'salt and pepper' look in skies and other light expanses. I turn off any sharpening from the scanner program. Then in Photoshop using Unsharp Mask, set the...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-02-2019
Replies: 60
Views: 3,358
Posted By Dan Daniel
The small Match Technical releases-great shape...

The small Match Technical releases-great shape and works great on the Autocord.

The Bee-o or the Bip- 10mm diameter.


https://www.popflash.com/match-technical/
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-02-2019
Replies: 60
Views: 3,358
Posted By Dan Daniel
Yeah, the Seikosha shutter is very stable. It has...

Yeah, the Seikosha shutter is very stable. It has a rounded 10-bladed aperture. On later shutters the cocking mechanism was changed which causes some strange stresses both internally and in the...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-29-2019
Replies: 60
Views: 3,358
Posted By Dan Daniel
I do think that the Autocord lens is simply a...

I do think that the Autocord lens is simply a better Tessar-type formulation (or execution). Still, to be fair to other lens makers, the Autocord has the advantage of a bomb-proof lens mounting. You...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 09-28-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 2,142
Posted By Dan Daniel
Sunpak 433? Not small but smaller than the...

Sunpak 433? Not small but smaller than the Vivitars.

All in all, filling unwalled areas at night is going to take power, and power takes size. Don't expect miracles from compact units; then again...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-26-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,114
Posted By Dan Daniel
From the web site linked to above, looks as if...

From the web site linked to above, looks as if there is a booster spring for the highest speed. If you look at photo #4, at about 10 o'clock on the outside edge of the shutter, is a heavy coil spring...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-24-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 1,073
Posted By Dan Daniel
Very strange. And yet in 120 Ilford and Kodak are...

Very strange. And yet in 120 Ilford and Kodak are the same price more or less.
Forum: Lomography 09-15-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,673
Posted By Dan Daniel
YashicaMat went from 1957 to 1986. Different...

YashicaMat went from 1957 to 1986. Different models added meters but that's about it. Sort of the Pentax K1000 of medium format.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-15-2019
Replies: 107
Views: 5,406
Posted By Dan Daniel
I don't shake and I don't worry about the brown...

I don't shake and I don't worry about the brown dots. This isn't something like Rodinal where crystals can form and there might be concern over specific chemicals coalescing out of the formula and...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 09-06-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,405
Posted By Dan Daniel
If you are planning to shoot just 50mm, get a...

If you are planning to shoot just 50mm, get a Canon P. Slightly smaller, smoother smoother design.

The Canon 7 is simply not as nice as a Leica M3. All around, but mainly the viewfinder. Then again,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-03-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 301
Posted By Dan Daniel
Instax- https://instax.com/ Or something like...

Instax-

https://instax.com/


Or something like a Panasonic LX5?
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-LX5-10-1-MP-Compact-Digital-Camera/283600867613?hash=item4207edd11d:g:V-AAAOSw2kpdZdoa
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-01-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 510
Posted By Dan Daniel
The safest thing is to grind down the bushing,...

The safest thing is to grind down the bushing, given that basic methods are not working. Unless you must have a 3/8" threading.

And possible bonus- grinding will apply both vibration and heat and...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 08-28-2019
Replies: 734
Sticky: 6x9 photos Only
Views: 254,220
Posted By Dan Daniel
Kodak Medalist II, converted to 120,...

Kodak Medalist II, converted to 120, HP5


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48636337566_5d9cbfc22b_b.jpg
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 08-26-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 497
Posted By Dan Daniel
Put the film back in the camera as it was shot...

Put the film back in the camera as it was shot (upside down, reversed). Have the banding go one frame or more to each side as well as sitting in the opening. The location will show you where the leak...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-23-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,577
Posted By Dan Daniel
Yep! Another thing to do is to have a notebook...

Yep! Another thing to do is to have a notebook and write down the exposure you use for every frame. Then when you develop the film, go through the negatives and the notes to see what actually...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-23-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,577
Posted By Dan Daniel
This is a good read on working without a...

This is a good read on working without a meter-


http://www.fredparker.com/ultexp1.htm
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-18-2019
Replies: 107
Views: 5,406
Posted By Dan Daniel
Dilution "B" is 1:32 and is a pretty standard...

Dilution "B" is 1:32 and is a pretty standard dilution. So at 500 milliliter per roll, that would be ~17ml per roll of developer stock. So 58 rolls plus or minus per liter at a typical dilution. Of...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-18-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 352
Posted By Dan Daniel
I can't get to the photo.

I can't get to the photo.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-18-2019
Replies: 107
Views: 5,406
Posted By Dan Daniel
That's what I figured. B&W film chemistry is a...

That's what I figured. B&W film chemistry is a small niche market and the regulations will make some things too costly.

Looking forward to hearing how the new formula works. I assume that aging...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 08-13-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 925
Posted By Dan Daniel
https://bluemooncamera.com/store/product/900771000...

https://bluemooncamera.com/store/product/9007710001489/lomography-orca-110-film-24-exposures
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-12-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 368
Posted By Dan Daniel
Drying cabinet. Ilford anti-staticum clothes.

Drying cabinet.

Ilford anti-staticum clothes.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-11-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1,006
Posted By Dan Daniel
Kunstler is good on this, and others have written...

Kunstler is good on this, and others have written about. In a variety of ways. And many photographers, of course, it's hard to miss the blandness and similarities around the US.

It is fascinating to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-11-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1,006
Posted By Dan Daniel
Like what they are doing with two branches of the...

Like what they are doing with two branches of the USDA>
https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1159444656079495169.html
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-11-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1,006
Posted By Dan Daniel
For some unkown reason, all I get are little...

For some unkown reason, all I get are little graphics of a broken image. I can't see the actual photos. Anyone have an idea why this is? Is my anti-virus or malwarebytes killing links?


I think we...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-06-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 942
Posted By Dan Daniel
Unless you are desperate to shoot the M3, that...

Unless you are desperate to shoot the M3, that specific M3, I'd just sell it on for parts/repair. Maybe put it up here and see if its overall condition attracts someone who can do the shutter work...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-04-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 317
Posted By Dan Daniel
Elmers!! Water-based, has some flexibility when...

Elmers!! Water-based, has some flexibility when dry. Removes from non-porous surfaces while still holding fairly well. I wouldn't use it to glue metal to metal on a surface that gets handling, but...
Forum: Photo Software 08-02-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 1,009
Posted By Dan Daniel
With Vuescan, have you set the Buffer for any...

With Vuescan, have you set the Buffer for any amount? It's in the Crop tab. This has Vuescan ignore the outer edges of a scan for setting levels. Meaning that it won't be taking either the negative...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-02-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 2,032
Posted By Dan Daniel
In the first issue of Aperture, in the '50s I...

In the first issue of Aperture, in the '50s I believe, Minor White has an article discussing 'post-visualization.' A dig at his friend Ansel Adam's 'previsualization,' obviously. But the idea was...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-28-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 428
Posted By Dan Daniel
Don't trust this man. A pro will also insist on a...

Don't trust this man. A pro will also insist on a couple of cans of WD40. He is obviously a poseur.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-27-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 428
Posted By Dan Daniel
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread...

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=65581&page=5
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 07-27-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 728
Posted By Dan Daniel
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-20...

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2061763/Artist-Erik-Kessels-places-1m-Flickr-images-single-room-Foam-gallery-Amsterdam.html


https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2011/11/15/article-2061763...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-26-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 383
Posted By Dan Daniel
Agreed, looks like a scanning/processing issue....

Agreed, looks like a scanning/processing issue. Although most likely some of the mottling and comes from both the original scene and possible fog or such from the long exposure. Remember that the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-23-2019
Replies: 110
Views: 4,368
Posted By Dan Daniel
Just to be clear, and for those outside of the...

Just to be clear, and for those outside of the US, this is true for maybe the top 10% of the country. Most of the rest, this is either delusional dreams ("temporarily embarrassed millionaires") or...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-20-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,797
Posted By Dan Daniel
And then this mid-60s beauty. Half-frame....

And then this mid-60s beauty. Half-frame. Auto-exposure, scale focus.

https://proxy.duckduckgo.com/iu/?u=https%3A%2F%2Ftse1.mm.bing.net%2Fth%3Fid%3DOIP.8-HzK7o0wTj3VyPaON8FtwHaF7%26pid%3DApi&f=1
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-20-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,797
Posted By Dan Daniel
Kodak Retina series. I'm partial to the II's....

Kodak Retina series. I'm partial to the II's. IIa?



https://proxy.duckduckgo.com/iu/?u=https%3A%2F%2Ftse1.mm.bing.net%2Fth%3Fid%3DOIP.usZnrJ-XHJZW5b9LaTnFWgHaGC%26pid%3DApi&f=1
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 07-14-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 821
Posted By Dan Daniel
Levitt is one of the greats. Such subtle grace...

Levitt is one of the greats. Such subtle grace and poetry. I wish more photographers, heck more humans in general, aspired to her elegance. A concept someone gave me, 'residual critique,' applies to...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-13-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 510
Posted By Dan Daniel
How long are you waiting after any soaking? If I...

How long are you waiting after any soaking? If I do any deep cleaning with naphtha, I need to make certain the interior is very dry. Open and close blades manually again and again, blow off blades...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-12-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 510
Posted By Dan Daniel
Any oil applied? If so, where? That part at the...

Any oil applied? If so, where?

That part at the top center, #2 in your original labeling. It should be dropping down (toward center) and latching the cocking ring at the tab that is, in the last...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-12-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 510
Posted By Dan Daniel
Have you cleaned the shutter? Soaked in naphtha?...

Have you cleaned the shutter? Soaked in naphtha? That interior has more scratches than I think I have ever seen onside a shutter, so maybe it is all gunked up with oil or dirt.



And yes, having...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-11-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 510
Posted By Dan Daniel
Oh my, where to start? There are so many little...

Oh my, where to start? There are so many little parts that need to be in the right position.


Probably best to post photos of your actual shutter. The drawings from the repair manual are far too...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-03-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,490
Posted By Dan Daniel
I don't see the Canon 35mm f/1.8 LTM being...

I don't see the Canon 35mm f/1.8 LTM being mentioned, so.... consider it mentioned! Small, very nice rendering, more on the Summaron low contract sharp side rather than the Summicron or Canon f/2.0...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-02-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 668
Posted By Dan Daniel
Am I reading correctly, that the film was exposed...

Am I reading correctly, that the film was exposed 3-4 years ago and just recently developed? I guess this gives a lot of time for dyes or such to off-gas and affect the plastic base or the emulsion...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 06-29-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,136
Posted By Dan Daniel
Also experiment with using a strap as another...

Also experiment with using a strap as another stabilizing piece. Even do a quick wrap of a wrist around a section to shorten it. Then pull taut.
Forum: Olympus RF 06-25-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 744
Posted By Dan Daniel
Yes, it is a mechanical shutter with an...

Yes, it is a mechanical shutter with an escapement. But at 1/15 my 35 RC doesn't make much of a clockwork noise.


Any chance you set the self-timer a bit by accident while crawling around?
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-21-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 743
Posted By Dan Daniel
Meaning remove something from your camera and put...

Meaning remove something from your camera and put in another part? Sure, that's how many repairs work.

Of course, if they don't put in the right part, the camera won't work. So there are limits.

If...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 06-18-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 815
Posted By Dan Daniel
Paul Strand did many projects where rivers or...

Paul Strand did many projects where rivers or bodies of water were ever-present. Egypt and the Nile. Ghana and the Atlantic Ocean (Gulf of Guinea). Luzarra in Italy and the Po River, which over the...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-16-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1,400
Posted By Dan Daniel
It's simple to cut the foam away from the...

It's simple to cut the foam away from the hardware. 3/4 inch nylon webbing is sold at outdoor stores; a sleeping bag strap is usually this size. And the outdoor store will have the plastic part for...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-16-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1,400
Posted By Dan Daniel
I like the Op/Tech pro loop strap system. It has...

I like the Op/Tech pro loop strap system. It has a thinner loop to go through the strap lugs on the camera. These loop connectors drop away nicely from the viewfinder when you lift the camera- almost...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-15-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 4,443
Posted By Dan Daniel
To quote you: I agree totally with this ... it...

To quote you: I agree totally with this ... it reflects my sentiment perfectly. I did not mean to disparage Dave with my comments, and apologies to all, epsecially Dave, for any insult.


Of course...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-15-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 4,443
Posted By Dan Daniel
There is no news, meaning information recently...

There is no news, meaning information recently made known. It is a marketing campaign. No camera, no content. The equivalent of the "Breaking News!!!" flashing graphic on news shows.

If you had...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-15-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 4,443
Posted By Dan Daniel
You are all wrong. Hasselblad is finally going to...

You are all wrong. Hasselblad is finally going to team up with Cooper and make a car. Won't this look sweet in dark gray with all that chrome edging? I wonder if they will go for more chrome around...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-14-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,290
Posted By Dan Daniel
Cycling take attention. In a city, it's like...

Cycling take attention. In a city, it's like playing a video game with potential death coming from every direction. On a more open road, it's about movement. Either way, the kind of contemplation and...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-13-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,290
Posted By Dan Daniel
This Everest bag has been my 'briefcase' for the...

This Everest bag has been my 'briefcase' for the last ten years and is still going strong. It is relatively small- no Timbuk2 'meal for 8' monstrosity and screaming velcro patches. Simple- one large...
Forum: Photo Software 06-09-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 6,344
Posted By Dan Daniel
No, it doesn't need to check in every time. I...

No, it doesn't need to check in every time. I don't remember if it is every 30 days or 90 days or what, but Adobe does explain that you will need to get connected every now and then for the program...
Forum: Photo Software 06-08-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 6,344
Posted By Dan Daniel
Look at Affinity-...

Look at Affinity- https://affinity.serif.com/en-us/photo/
I tried it a while back and was very impressed. It had a few missing elements that stopped me from using it, but I need to revisit it soon.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-05-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 528
Posted By Dan Daniel
Reducers and intensifiers are chemical processes...

Reducers and intensifiers are chemical processes applied to a negative after development. A reducer is an acid which slowly dissolves the silver crystals in the film- reduces density. An intensifier...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-03-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 900
Posted By Dan Daniel
Instead of buying a sewing machine, poke around...

Instead of buying a sewing machine, poke around your area for a place where you can rent/use someone else's machine. Or pay someone a small amount to run a couple of seams? Maker spaces, quilting...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 05-31-2019
Replies: 1
Views: 368
Posted By Dan Daniel
Short answer- NO!!! Longer: an ultrasonic...

Short answer- NO!!!

Longer: an ultrasonic cleaner works by putting an object in a fluid bath. Putting a Leica lens in a fluid bath will most likely ruin it and require full disassembly to dry out...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-23-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,325
Posted By Dan Daniel
Actually, it wasn't a Leitz design. Well, legally...

Actually, it wasn't a Leitz design. Well, legally it was because Leitz bought the design for the Marchioni Brothersin New Jersey.



"Early in 1973, Gene Anderegg, from E. Leitz, Inc., in Rockleigh,...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-20-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 679
Posted By Dan Daniel
Don't file. If you remove the lens, turn the...

Don't file.

If you remove the lens, turn the camera upside down, you'll see a round metal disk- this is the rangefinder coupling. surrounding it is a serrated metal sheet. The lens is hitting this...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-30-2019
Replies: 100
Views: 4,706
Posted By Dan Daniel
In the US, hospitals have serious concerns for...

In the US, hospitals have serious concerns for patient privacy rights. Some related to HIPPA regulations, some other legal obligations. I've had a couple of very pleasant encounters with hospital...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-30-2019
Replies: 100
Views: 4,706
Posted By Dan Daniel
I've been finding that carrying acamera in hand,...

I've been finding that carrying acamera in hand, rather than on a strap around my neck, leads to much less attention. And if you can get over using a viewfinder, so much the better....
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-29-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 3,093
Posted By Dan Daniel
Great! It adjusts how deep the tooth or whatever...

Great! It adjusts how deep the tooth or whatever it is called goes into the gears for stopping the wind knob.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-29-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 3,093
Posted By Dan Daniel
Have you adjusted the eccentric nut at the lower...

Have you adjusted the eccentric nut at the lower right edge of the wind knob? At about 5 o'clock if the camera was sitting upright. You'll see a silver ring with a screw in the middle and one slot in...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-28-2019
Replies: 100
Views: 4,706
Posted By Dan Daniel
Malls are private property and can set their own...

Malls are private property and can set their own policies on photography on the site. Many will have notices at the doors about not allowing photography. Pretty common in most retail operations. For...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-27-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 614
Posted By Dan Daniel
I'm reassembling a Medalist that I've converted...

I'm reassembling a Medalist that I've converted to take 120 film. Along with a full overhaul. Should go up for sale soon. I've been doing work on Medalists for a while now, along with other cameras....
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-26-2019
Replies: 1
Views: 392
Posted By Dan Daniel
No cement. I don't have one here at the moment,...

No cement. I don't have one here at the moment, but I remember that the serrated part has a tab or 'pin' at the bottom which is trapped when the frame is screwed down? And there is a spring also...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-13-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 611
Posted By Dan Daniel
There are adapters for Bay I to 49mm, 52mm, and...

There are adapters for Bay I to 49mm, 52mm, and maybe some other standard filter sizes. If you already have filters in those sizes this can be a good way to go.


The Bay III filters are worth...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-13-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,700
Posted By Dan Daniel
No. It is thinner. Also a smoother overall feel....

No. It is thinner. Also a smoother overall feel. The 'bump' part of GripTac is basically flat on top, nothing like sandpaper or grit. The anti-slip comes more from the edges of each bump stopping a...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-09-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,420
Posted By Dan Daniel
Having worked in a photo archive, I know that the...

Having worked in a photo archive, I know that the standard setter is the Library of Congress, and any decent museum or archive will be fully in line with their standards to the best of their staff...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-20-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 1,412
Posted By Dan Daniel
Doesn't putting a film in a new Leica ruin it?

Doesn't putting a film in a new Leica ruin it?
Forum: Optics Theory - 02-04-2019
Replies: 57
Views: 3,387
Posted By Dan Daniel
I've always enjoyed this "Tessar" from a Nokia...

I've always enjoyed this "Tessar" from a Nokia phone. Hard to believe it can even make an image, but I guess those aspherical elements do some kind of magic. I wonder if there is even one true...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-03-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 1,931
Posted By Dan Daniel
Aside: Brett, probably the scariest statistic you...

Aside: Brett, probably the scariest statistic you will hear this day: the primary source of news and information about the world for more than 60% of Americans is social media.


White noise and...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-02-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 396
Posted By Dan Daniel
As an aside, what inspires the combination of...

As an aside, what inspires the combination of Delta 3200 and a red filter?
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 02-02-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 992
Posted By Dan Daniel
The Jupiter 8 fits the P. It is the Jupiter 12...

The Jupiter 8 fits the P. It is the Jupiter 12 that has the bulbous rear element. I have a black 1987 Jupiter 12 that fits my P.

I started with a Jupiter 8 and 12. Went to Canon 35mm f/1.8 and Canon...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 02-02-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 992
Posted By Dan Daniel
The bright edge on the right side is probably...

The bright edge on the right side is probably shutter curtain hanging up, as mentioned already. The hinge area that needs foam is on the opposite side from this bright area.

The glow in the center...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-01-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,437
Posted By Dan Daniel
What format film? If 35mm only, BUY THIS- right...

What format film? If 35mm only, BUY THIS- right now. Pay the $125. Don't think, just do...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-31-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 1,012
Posted By Dan Daniel
Take a cotton swab (q-tip) and run it over all...

Take a cotton swab (q-tip) and run it over all the possible surfaces. See if it snags.

Also sight the alignment of all the rollers. Any of them tilted? This can lead to stresses on the film,...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 01-24-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 662
Posted By Dan Daniel
Is it going on chromed metal? Or what? If you...

Is it going on chromed metal? Or what?

If you can find some oil-based paint, that is usually good. In an art store, or look at paints for model cars and trains. Most canned enamels from general...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-18-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 689
Posted By Dan Daniel
And the OP says that it happens only on some...

And the OP says that it happens only on some areas of the roll.

Reticulation is usually an overall effect. Hard to imagine spot reticulation occurring without, say, spraying small drops of hot water...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-18-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 689
Posted By Dan Daniel
Maybe scraping opf the emulsion by particles on...

Maybe scraping opf the emulsion by particles on rollers, dirt, or some other item? Possibly in camera, possibly in processing?

Any wiping or touching of the emulsion at any step in your...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-17-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 288
Posted By Dan Daniel
Most likely factory. Lenses are not always...

Most likely factory. Lenses are not always exactly the focal length they are designed to be. Especially with older lenses using somewhat simple grinding machines (compared to recent CNC precision)....
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-15-2019
Replies: 95
Views: 4,037
Posted By Dan Daniel
These are the kinds of things that confuse me. If...

These are the kinds of things that confuse me. If I ran across those images on Instagram I'd think, ok, well done, he should offer postcards on Etsy along with the 54,000 other people doing those...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 01-15-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 1,027
Posted By Dan Daniel
Qimage Ultimate. It now has a plug-in so you can...

Qimage Ultimate. It now has a plug-in so you can print straight from Photoshop.



http://www.ddisoftware.com/qimage-u/
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 01-15-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 1,242
Posted By Dan Daniel
This company on Ebay says that they can make...

This company on Ebay says that they can make bellows- search this name and contact them-
ecbuyonline2008

Is your camera 6x9 or 6x4.5? I have a 6x4.5 and Sandeha Lynch said that he can't make bellows...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-14-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,341
Posted By Dan Daniel
Originally Posted by PunkFunkDunk ...

Originally Posted by PunkFunkDunk https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/themes/graphite/buttons/viewpost.gif...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-14-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 2,311
Posted By Dan Daniel
I think you'll do fine with this. Add one stop....

I think you'll do fine with this. Add one stop. It's what I am finding here with the winter snows. Including on overcast days- the snow seems to act as a reflector increasing light levels everywhere....
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-13-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,204
Posted By Dan Daniel
Yep. And there are a range of answers, depending...

Yep. And there are a range of answers, depending on how involved the OP wants to get. Sure, the 'don't worry, be happy and shoot away' approach will work much of the time. But if/when it doesn't...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-12-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 752
Posted By Dan Daniel
Well, sure, if you have access to a 4 axis mill...

Well, sure, if you have access to a 4 axis mill and can do the CAD work, you could probably even have your initials carved in the other corners. However you machine it, the design will be the elegant...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-12-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 752
Posted By Dan Daniel
Get your Dremel out and start grinding. Shouldn't...

Get your Dremel out and start grinding. Shouldn't be hard to open it up as shown in the samples above.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-12-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 4,239
Posted By Dan Daniel
(As an aside, which is why I wish people would...

(As an aside, which is why I wish people would keep their prices up when they sell items here. Or even better, edit for final sales price. Probably one of the best data sets of informed buyers and...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-11-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 516
Posted By Dan Daniel
The bar on the strap lug fitting is plenty strong...

The bar on the strap lug fitting is plenty strong enough.

Personally I like the Op/Tech Pro Loop connector. It has a flat material that needs a little help getting through the opening in the Rollei...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-10-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,204
Posted By Dan Daniel
Yep, this is a problem with rangefinders. It is...

Yep, this is a problem with rangefinders. It is even a problem with SLRs and with TLRs. I was advised by the maker of high-quality focus screens to not put a split image focusing screen in a...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 01-09-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1,164
Posted By Dan Daniel
Too much E can do that to you....

Too much E can do that to you....
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-09-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 761
Posted By Dan Daniel
Not certain that you can get a typical spanner...

Not certain that you can get a typical spanner wrench into the space in this case. Between the main black lens body and the silver plate is a small gap. The notches are down inside this gap.

There...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-07-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,341
Posted By Dan Daniel
It takes a serious ballhead to handle a Pentax...

It takes a serious ballhead to handle a Pentax 67. That's a lot of weight leveraging out from the center. So a large RRS, Arca, Acra- run you $300-600 just for the head? Using a ballhead that isn't...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-06-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 2,735
Posted By Dan Daniel
The simplest thing for you to do is try a camera...

The simplest thing for you to do is try a camera scan of the same negatives. The V750 is capable of getting better scans than you have here- some of the scanning bands indicate flaws in your...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-01-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 1,155
Posted By Dan Daniel
Yes, it should work very well. There's a thread...

Yes, it should work very well.

There's a thread here on scanning with a digital camera. Lots of info on the internet. If you are doing B&W, life is easy- simple inversion and some levels and such...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-01-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 1,155
Posted By Dan Daniel
OP, any chance you have a digital camera with...

OP, any chance you have a digital camera with interchangeable lenses? You could get a decent macro and use the digital for scanning.

The V600 (or 500, same optics I think) will do you well. For your...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-30-2018
Replies: 31
Views: 1,538
Posted By Dan Daniel
Not sure if this counts because the lens is a...

Not sure if this counts because the lens is a Jupiter 8, not a Canon lens. And in the long run, the camera is just a box to keep light off the film and the lens is what makes the photo. Oh...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 12-29-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 804
Posted By Dan Daniel
Ilford Anti-Staticum clothe is very good for dust...

Ilford Anti-Staticum clothe is very good for dust control. I use it on the glass of an Epson 750, on the plastic parts, and the negative carriers. I will also occasionally spray the plastic parts...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-23-2018
Replies: 32
Views: 1,617
Posted By Dan Daniel
Hard to tell from the photo because of the flash-...

Hard to tell from the photo because of the flash- is this the extremely rare "Gummi Bear" MP, or the more common "M&M" MP?
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-12-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 657
Posted By Dan Daniel
On the space and donor issue- break them down!...

On the space and donor issue- break them down! I've stripped out screws and springs and such from a variety of cameras over the years. Some end up in generic 'screw' jars, etc. Some end up in small...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-12-2018
Replies: 1
Views: 273
Posted By Dan Daniel
Canon P shutter curtain speeds

Wondering if anyone knows the recommended curtain travel time for a Canon P shutter? I've seen numbers of around 12 msec for a Leica IIIf curtain. Same ballpark for the Canon p? The dry-as-a-bone...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-09-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 717
Posted By Dan Daniel
Yep, I'd take a hinge and latch bumps on a Leica...

Yep, I'd take a hinge and latch bumps on a Leica for the ability to simply get access to the mechanisms.

Winding is now very quiet and smooth. No sandpaper noise. Shutter sounds better. Still sounds...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-09-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 717
Posted By Dan Daniel
Thanks! The photo I needed to get me over the...

Thanks! The photo I needed to get me over the fear of breaking it open. Even better than I expected- I've seen a Leica IIIf opened up, and thought that I'd need to slide the outer casing up and over....
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-09-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 717
Posted By Dan Daniel
OK, so what kind of disassembly do I need to do...

OK, so what kind of disassembly do I need to do to get where I need to get? Looking at the exploded diagrams of this camera, it looks as if the body shell will pull down and away with the four screws...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-08-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 717
Posted By Dan Daniel
Canon P winding grinding noise- help?

Recently picked up a Canon P in decent shape. First test roll looks quite nice. But the wind lever causes an unsettling noise- sort of a high-pitched grinding noise. Here is a video meant to be used...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-08-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 627
Posted By Dan Daniel
Hope it works. The Xenar is a nice lens. Sounds...

Hope it works. The Xenar is a nice lens. Sounds like you have had enough delays getting going with a Rolleicord!
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-08-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 1,751
Posted By Dan Daniel
Always enjoyed this image of Frank and Tom Waits....

Always enjoyed this image of Frank and Tom Waits. Two very skewed but penetrating observers of America and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-07-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 1,751
Posted By Dan Daniel
The film is on youtube. Coc ksuc kers Blues...

The film is on youtube. Coc ksuc kers Blues (censors don't like the title it seems). Knock yourself out! And yes, Pull My Daisy.

'The Americans' is filmic in structure.
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 12-07-2018
Replies: 34
Views: 2,130
Posted By Dan Daniel
Can you explain this caption- HC-110 AND Rodinal?...

Can you explain this caption- HC-110 AND Rodinal? Stand developing? Curious.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-06-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 627
Posted By Dan Daniel
So was there any good focus in the original...

So was there any good focus in the original images that have you worried? Is the lens not capable of making a sharp image, period? Or is the lens making a sharp image, it's just 20/40/375 feet...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-06-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 627
Posted By Dan Daniel
Is the rear group seated? You can use a flat...

Is the rear group seated? You can use a flat blade screwdriver in one of the notches to just gently try to rotate it- be careful of the glass, of course.

And the images you got- ANY sharp areas? Was...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 12-06-2018
Replies: 79
Views: 2,486
Posted By Dan Daniel
As a creator, you can focus on what you wish and...

As a creator, you can focus on what you wish and consciously exclude what you will. But a viewer has no obligation to respect your personal framework.

I think that if the captions and possibly the...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-06-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 627
Posted By Dan Daniel
Your photo doesn't answer the first question I...

Your photo doesn't answer the first question I have- is it the complete front group that is loose, or it the front retaining ring for the front element?

Unscrew the whole thing and remove it. Do you...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-06-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 627
Posted By Dan Daniel
OK, I am confused. Before we send the guy down...

OK, I am confused. Before we send the guy down multiple rabbit holes, it'd be good to know what exactly he was dealing with being loose.

So OP, what exactly was loose? And did you remove it fully...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-06-2018
Replies: 2
Views: 496
Posted By Dan Daniel
Yes, Bay I (bay one) is the same on 'Cords and...

Yes, Bay I (bay one) is the same on 'Cords and 'Flexes. For hoods and filters. YashicaMats and Minolta Autocords, among others, also use thie same size mount so if you see these cameras listed, all...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 12-04-2018
Replies: 79
Views: 2,486
Posted By Dan Daniel
I was surprised to read that you (Bob) have a...

I was surprised to read that you (Bob) have a history with cockfights involving an old girlfriend. The initial presentation and captions had a rather detached tourist feel to them. I think that rhl's...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 12-04-2018
Replies: 79
Views: 2,486
Posted By Dan Daniel
In some ways I enjoy that Bob's photos don't have...

In some ways I enjoy that Bob's photos don't have the vivid quality of many stories on this topic. 'Vivid' is often about glorifying. Finding angles that make exciting photographs is often a...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-27-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 883
Posted By Dan Daniel
Not sure if this will help, but.... assuming...

Not sure if this will help, but.... assuming Vista and Win7 are similar in this issue-


http://www.fixya.com/support/t872019-minolta_dimage_scan_elite_5400_vista
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-27-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 883
Posted By Dan Daniel
And if not, contact Vuescan to see if they have...

And if not, contact Vuescan to see if they have any suggestions. Sounds like a driver is not installing correctly.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-26-2018
Replies: 78
Views: 2,874
Posted By Dan Daniel
It's about distribution channels. Take all the...

It's about distribution channels. Take all the 4x5 Speed Graphic images you want, if you aren't part of a press pool, who cares? Take all the cell phone photos you want, and guess where they end up?...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-24-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 576
Posted By Dan Daniel
Has this lens ever given focused images? If so,...

Has this lens ever given focused images? If so, was it worked on recently? Looks to me like a lens element is not seated properly. The combination of the 'lens baby' tiled focus plane and the crazy...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-24-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 599
Posted By Dan Daniel
Baby shampoo? I've used it without any problems....

Baby shampoo? I've used it without any problems. Well, I've also used Dr. Bronners Castille Soap, diluted, and had no problems either.

As to grit, that is mainly a mechanical issue, not chemical,...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 11-22-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 486
Posted By Dan Daniel
lens tests. Although the results for the Yashinon...

lens tests. Although the results for the Yashinon at f/3.5 throw the whole thing into doubt for me- highest center resolution on a Tessar design at widest opening? I doubt it. Anyway, looks like...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-20-2018
Replies: 45
Views: 1,048
Posted By Dan Daniel
Amazon. Amazon giveth and Amazon taketh...

Amazon. Amazon giveth and Amazon taketh away.


Get used to it. Alexa will be happy to explain in more depth.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-20-2018
Replies: 45
Views: 1,048
Posted By Dan Daniel
Amazon. Wait for the cyber-monday blow-out.

Amazon. Wait for the cyber-monday blow-out.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-19-2018
Replies: 45
Views: 1,048
Posted By Dan Daniel
Really. The person who knows the specifics of...

Really. The person who knows the specifics of Nikon's lens hood models over the last 40 years, and would then pass judgement on someone for having the "wrong" hood has no street cred to give or take.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-09-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 743
Posted By Dan Daniel
Ah, yep, now I see it.... never mind....

Ah, yep, now I see it.... never mind....
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-08-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 743
Posted By Dan Daniel
I don't know anything about this timer, but I am...

I don't know anything about this timer, but I am looking at the photo in the first post. Center right, about 1 o'clock from the large hex nut, there is a rusted retaining clip holding a spring in...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 11-03-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 793
Posted By Dan Daniel
Have you sent an email to cameraleather...

Have you sent an email to cameraleather concerning this? He might be able to send you photos or direct you to a link.

Depending on the materials, contact cement is one way to reattach. I'll use...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-03-2018
Replies: 166
Views: 5,197
Posted By Dan Daniel
Look, if it discourages the glut of tedious...

Look, if it discourages the glut of tedious images, I'm all for it. Make people think about their images before dumping them out there for the rest of the world to deal with. LOOK at this...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-02-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 1,033
Posted By Dan Daniel
A laptop? Like this...

A laptop? Like this one?
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Apple-iBook-G4-A1134-14-1-Laptop-bundle-with-Charger/401624331341?epid=101929223&hash=item5d82acf44d:g:2aUAAOSwD~FbuGKh

All the OP needs to do is...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-02-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 1,033
Posted By Dan Daniel
Give thought to getting an Epson 600 for 'contact...

Give thought to getting an Epson 600 for 'contact print' scanning. Then using a digital camera for specific frames for high-end scans. Assuming you already have a good digital camera and a good macro...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 10-31-2018
Replies: 38
Views: 2,257
Posted By Dan Daniel
HI Dan What's a Photoshop Page file. Is that the...

HI Dan
What's a Photoshop Page file. Is that the same as the PS Scratch disk?

Thanks

Steve[/quote]

Yes, sorry, old Windows language. Photoshop does call it a scratch disk.

Every time you make a...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 10-31-2018
Replies: 38
Views: 2,257
Posted By Dan Daniel
Best thing I've done is use an SSD as main drive....

Best thing I've done is use an SSD as main drive.

Second best thing is to put the Photoshop page file on another SSD dedicated to just this and working source files for video rendering.

For most...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-28-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 858
Posted By Dan Daniel
Do you have a roll you can use as a tester? If...

Do you have a roll you can use as a tester? If not, put a couple of wraps of masking tape on one end of the spool, on the inner rod up to the edge of the flange. When you look inside the top chamber...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-27-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 773
Posted By Dan Daniel
And the camera works fine without the leatherette...

And the camera works fine without the leatherette on the front. It isn't needed for any function or keeping light out. Fix the camera, then you can source a replacement for the front leatherette down...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-23-2018
Replies: 70
Views: 1,364
Posted By Dan Daniel
I will hunt down and buy every single collectible...

I will hunt down and buy every single collectible Leica ever made. I will unseal every special wrapping. I will put actual film in each one. I will turn the knobs, install a strap, remove the bottom...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-20-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 664
Posted By Dan Daniel
https://www.flickr.com/groups/yashicamat/discuss/7...

https://www.flickr.com/groups/yashicamat/discuss/72157622473525907/?search=flocking


https://www.flickr.com/groups/yashica_tlr/discuss/72157622734630140/


Put the film back in the camera as it...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-19-2018
Replies: 1
Views: 264
Posted By Dan Daniel
Ok, let’s say that it’s deleted. What should we...

Ok, let’s say that it’s deleted. What should we do with the empty space?
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-16-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 666
Posted By Dan Daniel
For all of the talk of the Rolleinars...

For all of the talk of the Rolleinars 'correcting' for parallax, they simply don't. Parallax is the difference in view you get when you look at the same object from two different positions. The prism...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-15-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 319
Posted By Dan Daniel
Bergger data sheet, which gives some times for...

Bergger data sheet, which gives some times for various developers, etc.-


http://bergger.com/media/wysiwyg/Fiches_techniques/BERGGER_PANCRO_400_DATASHEET_01_2017.pdf
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-02-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 1,092
Posted By Dan Daniel
Freestyle has TMX and TMY at $28-29/5 pack. For...

Freestyle has TMX and TMY at $28-29/5 pack. For now, at least.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-30-2018
Replies: 95
Views: 4,692
Posted By Dan Daniel
I am using the Olympus 60mm macro lens on the...

I am using the Olympus 60mm macro lens on the E-P5. Nice lens, sharp, haven't noticed any distortion leading to strange overlaps as the software tries to correct, etc.


The biggest problem I have in...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-29-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 773
Posted By Dan Daniel
Is the pinhole from a missing piece of the...

Is the pinhole from a missing piece of the shutter, or from the shutter blade not closing all the way? Hard to see clearly, might be a chip out of the tip of the dented blade.

If you are feeling...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-29-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 773
Posted By Dan Daniel
As you cock the shutter, does a leaf move around?...

As you cock the shutter, does a leaf move around? More than one leaf? There is usually a small twitch but not what would be called a real 'movement.' Unless the blade broke or jumped a pivot...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-29-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 773
Posted By Dan Daniel
The Seikosha is sort of like the Synchro-Compur...

The Seikosha is sort of like the Synchro-Compur in overall design but not in specifics. If you haven't been inside a leaf shutter before I wouldn't expect good results on the first attempt. The one...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-26-2018
Replies: 95
Views: 4,692
Posted By Dan Daniel
I am using an Olympus E-P5, 16 mp. I shot at...

I am using an Olympus E-P5, 16 mp. I shot at about 1:2, do a series of shots, and stitch in Photoshop. Photoshop has a simple setting for stitching- no attempt to correct for lens error, nodal...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-26-2018
Replies: 95
Views: 4,692
Posted By Dan Daniel
I have an Epson 700 for 'contact sheets.'. And...

I have an Epson 700 for 'contact sheets.'. And then I use a digital camera to photograph the negative, stitch, and process if I need grain-level detail. Simple enough and I don't have to live in fear...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-25-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 542
Posted By Dan Daniel
There are two basic methods I've seen for frame...

There are two basic methods I've seen for frame spacing with 120 film. Rolleis, other TLRs like Autocords and YashicaMats, Voigtlander folders, and the Kodak Medalist have fine-toothed gears that...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-24-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 542
Posted By Dan Daniel
On a Zeiss Super Ikonta IV, you can stop the...

On a Zeiss Super Ikonta IV, you can stop the overlap by adding a layer or two of tape on the takeup spool before loading film. It does frame spacing based on rotation of the spool, and thinner film...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-23-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 754
Posted By Dan Daniel
Best as I can tell, worrying about equipment,...

Best as I can tell, worrying about equipment, fine tuning accessories, rearranging camera bag compartments to fit a system better, etc., etc., are signs that I have no idea what I am doing when it...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 09-22-2018
Replies: 69
Views: 3,546
Posted By Dan Daniel
And considering that you have continued this...

And considering that you have continued this trend so admirably, tax dollars per se are not a bad thing-

https://www.currentaffairs.org/2018/07/why-libraries-are-amazing

Roger, another common thing...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-21-2018
Replies: 42
Views: 1,316
Posted By Dan Daniel
Yes, you have basically the same vision...

Yes, you have basically the same vision field/frame size as with the 50mm, but it now shows the 35mm image. So it doesn't maintain the same image size but add more around the edges. It reduces the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-20-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 1,101
Posted By Dan Daniel
Exactly. So many variables. I remember (but...

Exactly. So many variables. I remember (but cannot locate) an article that explored how you can vary developer ratios, times, agitation methods, etc. to make most any film/developer combination give...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-19-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 1,101
Posted By Dan Daniel
I actually go the opposite of the OP- slow in...

I actually go the opposite of the OP- slow in HC-110, fast in Rodinal. I figure that if I don't want grain I should shoot slow film and if I do want grain I should shoot fast film.

I remember...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-18-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 809
Posted By Dan Daniel
One thing to watch out for is using too long a...

One thing to watch out for is using too long a piece of tape. My first few bulk loads had the last image ruined by the tape. Check the distance on your camera between the cassette location and the...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-17-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 1,207
Posted By Dan Daniel
Actually, sampling and remixing are different. ...

Actually, sampling and remixing are different. Although there isn’t a hard line between the two in production, a remix is a specific use of an original song to make a remix of the same song, while...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-17-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 1,207
Posted By Dan Daniel
Oh, there is a use of 'remix' in the music world-...

Oh, there is a use of 'remix' in the music world- a musician or group will give access to their audio tracks (meaning individual instrument recordings) used to make a song. Sometimes this access is...
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