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Forum: Photo Software 6 Hours Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 1,557
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 2 Days Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 408
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 3 Days Ago
Replies: 78
Views: 28,799
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 1,174
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 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 896
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 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 1,707
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 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 1,707
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 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 1,707
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 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 1,743
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 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 557
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 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 855
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: 1,194
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: 4,324
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: 1,050
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: 204
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: 454
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: 692
Sticky: 6x9 photos Only
Views: 244,390
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: 236
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: 1,363
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: 1,363
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: 4,324
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: 271
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: 4,324
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: 676
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: 267
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: 916
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: 916
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: 916
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: 802
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: 272
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: 709
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: 1,577
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: 340
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: 340
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: 604
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: 295
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: 4,039
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: 1,571
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: 1,571
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: 699
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: 406
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: 406
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: 406
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: 406
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: 1,361
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: 534
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: 1,030
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: 448
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: 654
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: 716
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: 990
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: 990
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: 4,020
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: 4,020
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: 4,020
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: 1,197
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: 1,197
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: 5,528
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: 5,528
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: 389
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: 623
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: 300
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: 1,169
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: 510
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: 85
Views: 2,395
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: 85
Views: 2,395
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: 2,980
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: 2,980
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: 85
Views: 2,395
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: 544
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: 281
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: 491
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: 1,572
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: 1,087
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: 1,297
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: 2,846
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: 1,820
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: 366
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: 917
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: 917
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: 1,303
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: 768
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: 575
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: 644
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: 644
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: 220
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: 3,755
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: 760
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: 866
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: 1,201
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: 1,608
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: 1,102
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: 584
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: 584
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: 4,010
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: 425
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: 1,102
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: 918
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: 666
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: 1,201
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: 2,073
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: 957
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: 957
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: 1,439
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: 699
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: 1,565
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: 581
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: 219
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: 6
Views: 454
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: 6
Views: 454
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: 6
Views: 454
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: 6
Views: 454
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: 543
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: 1,489
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: 1,489
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: 1,688
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: 543
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: 543
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: 2,291
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: 543
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: 543
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: 429
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: 2,291
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: 2,291
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: 672
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: 672
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: 2,641
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: 506
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: 476
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: 413
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: 916
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: 916
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: 916
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: 597
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: 597
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: 692
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: 4,803
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: 921
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: 921
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: 1,866
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: 1,866
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: 3
Views: 517
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: 658
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: 1,191
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: 600
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: 216
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: 580
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: 281
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: 998
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: 92
Views: 3,338
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: 658
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: 658
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: 658
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: 92
Views: 3,338
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: 92
Views: 3,338
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: 486
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: 486
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: 718
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: 3,086
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: 1,247
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: 1,005
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: 1,005
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: 733
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: 971
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: 971
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...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-17-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 971
Posted By Dan Daniel
I like the original photograph more than the...

I like the original photograph more than the copy... uh, sorry, the 'remix.'

Geez, what a pretentious word for ripping off other people's work. 'Remix.' Like a so-called DJ I worked with once,...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-17-2018
Replies: 601
Red
Views: 137,474
Posted By Dan Daniel
red brick...

red brick building-


https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1872/42927219560_8e6b4d0205_c.jpg
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-16-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 1,332
Posted By Dan Daniel
I do not agree that 'the policy is well...

I do not agree that 'the policy is well documented' nor do I agree that 'a few others above have cleared it up.'
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-16-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 1,332
Posted By Dan Daniel
The buyer used Paypal. I don't know the mechanics...

The buyer used Paypal. I don't know the mechanics of the hold. Paypal sent me an email saying that Ebay had put a hold on the funds. That's it. No details except a link to a page that shows a generic...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-15-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 1,332
Posted By Dan Daniel
Thanks for the comments. I've had two sales for...

Thanks for the comments. I've had two sales for two or more times the price of this present sale in the last year, no holds.

I used to work at a place which used Ebay for both buying and selling....
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-15-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 1,332
Posted By Dan Daniel
Ebay does it again- money hold 21 days

Considering that many people here use Ebay, I'll consider this post appropriate, but if the powers that be feel otherwise and remove it, well, understood....

Been on Ebay since 2001. Mainly buy,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-15-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 881
Posted By Dan Daniel
<nods head...>

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Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-13-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 569
Posted By Dan Daniel
The meter might work if you put a battery in the...

The meter might work if you put a battery in the compartment without the holder. As long as it makes contact front and back. Use aluminum foil if you need to fill a gap front or back, but watch for...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 09-10-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 1,030
Posted By Dan Daniel
Your color images have a very similar look to my...

Your color images have a very similar look to my black and white. Soft tones but sharp detail? Hard to verbalize but wonderful look. Thanks for reminding me. These are from a different camera but...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 09-07-2018
Replies: 1
Views: 642
Posted By Dan Daniel
Yep, you need to check the full strap a couple of...

Yep, you need to check the full strap a couple of times a year. First sign of fraying and I toss it. I use the Op/Tech straps and can buy the connector sections separately. Just buy a few sets and...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 09-06-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 1,030
Posted By Dan Daniel
Nice camera. I had a Voigtlander Baby Bessa 6x4.5...

Nice camera. I had a Voigtlander Baby Bessa 6x4.5 for a couple of years and it was my basic pocket camera moving about town, etc. Then I had a Zeiss Super Ikonta like yours, only with a non-albada...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-05-2018
Replies: 56
Views: 1,899
Posted By Dan Daniel
No, I haven't tried them on prints. I would...

No, I haven't tried them on prints. I would probably not use them for that unless the print surface is very strong and scratch-resistant. The cloth is smooth and a bit on the heavy side, with a...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-05-2018
Replies: 56
Views: 1,899
Posted By Dan Daniel
These are great for...

These are great for scanning-
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/24592-REG/Ilford_1203547_Antistaticum_Anti_Static_Cloth.html

It has a very light wax embedded in the cloth (I think it's wax) but...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-03-2018
Replies: 56
Views: 1,899
Posted By Dan Daniel
35mm 36 exposure rolls, I presume- at the...

35mm 36 exposure rolls, I presume- at the hardware store I found an expandable vent pipe made from aluminum. It is collapsed and you pull on one end to make it expand in length. I think the one I...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-01-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 613
Posted By Dan Daniel
Oh, if you do send the camera to the US, look...

Oh, if you do send the camera to the US, look into proper customs declarations to indicate that it is a service repair, not a new (to you) purchase. USPS is best for shipping back to Canada, not UPS...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-30-2018
Replies: 35
Views: 1,457
Posted By Dan Daniel
1.7? Haven't heard of this Olympus lens. 17mm 1.8...

1.7? Haven't heard of this Olympus lens. 17mm 1.8 and 2.8 I am familiar with.

I have the Olympus 17mm 1.8 and it is my basic lens. No problems with corner sharpness or such.

This really depends on...
Forum: Fuji X Series 08-26-2018
Replies: 71
Views: 3,169
Posted By Dan Daniel
Suggestion: add captions or explanatory essays to...

Suggestion: add captions or explanatory essays to your photos. A paragraph like this one helps a lot. Without a little idea of what is going on and where you see things, you create a blank slate for...
Forum: Fuji X Series 08-26-2018
Replies: 71
Views: 3,169
Posted By Dan Daniel
The photo of someone getting their eyes washed-...

The photo of someone getting their eyes washed- what happened? Did the police use tear gas? If so, on who? Why?


I have a few friends from Sweden, living there now. All of them find the fascist...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-24-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 729
Posted By Dan Daniel
When you look at the camera, take some photos....

When you look at the camera, take some photos. The important areas are the front, showing lens labels and any buttons or levers, and the left side, where the focus knob is located. Also look at the...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 08-22-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 676
Posted By Dan Daniel
I was taught to adjust a darkroom thermometer...

I was taught to adjust a darkroom thermometer using a medical thermometer at ~98-99 degrees for reference. I assume that a medical thermometer is the closest thing most of us have at home that could...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 08-21-2018
Replies: 34
Views: 1,763
Posted By Dan Daniel
Before I started in a small store, someone had...

Before I started in a small store, someone had convinced the owner that they could handle all the photo editing and such from an iPad Pro.

What a load of cr.... Don't do it. Don't even try. If you...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-20-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 392
Posted By Dan Daniel
Give a Green-Yellow filter a try- XO is Hoya's...

Give a Green-Yellow filter a try- XO is Hoya's name for it, maybe others use the same. Rollei has a Light Green- Hellgrun- which is very similar. It lightens leaves a bit, and I've found it gives...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-19-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 670
Posted By Dan Daniel
Read page 28 in the E 2.8 manual for Rollei's...

Read page 28 in the E 2.8 manual for Rollei's take on DOF. Their circle of confusion standard is based on a ~7"x7" print viewed from 10 inches. And they say that for more precision you should use the...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 08-19-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 1,158
Posted By Dan Daniel
Check out the German 'Hasselblad' he has for...

Check out the German 'Hasselblad' he has for sale!

https://www.ebay.com/itm/332752939794
Not certain if that's epoxy or chewing gum holding on the nameplate.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-18-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 670
Posted By Dan Daniel
To clarify my previous comment- the big mistake...

To clarify my previous comment- the big mistake that can be made on a Rolleiflex focus system (any TLR, actually) is to have the taking lens and viewing lens not be synchronised. This is the one...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-16-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 670
Posted By Dan Daniel
You can't really do bad repairs on the Rolleiflex...

You can't really do bad repairs on the Rolleiflex focusing system. There are two opposing cams on each side, the focus rails ride along these cams. Unless someone re-grinds the cams it will be...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-16-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 670
Posted By Dan Daniel
What is your reference point on the camera? That...

What is your reference point on the camera? That can change things by 3 inches or so right there. Rollei states that the film plane at the back aluminum line is the reference line.


Are you certain...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-15-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 666
Posted By Dan Daniel
Scott, there are two light meter apps mentioned...

Scott, there are two light meter apps mentioned above.

Pocket Light Meter (included in screen grab as Light Meter' icon

MyLightMeter (mentioned in text only by two people, including me)

Which one...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-15-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 666
Posted By Dan Daniel
Sekonic L-308 as a stand-alone works well for me....

Sekonic L-308 as a stand-alone works well for me. I do incident meter almost always and it is very smooth, one-handed operation, simple readout. If oyu can do math in your head (change shutter speeds...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 08-03-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 1,809
Posted By Dan Daniel
"Brand new and newer used. Film and batteries...

"Brand new and newer used. Film and batteries inside since a day of purchase."


Always comforting to pay top dollar for a camera that has had a battery sitting in it for 20 years or so. What could...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-30-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 605
Posted By Dan Daniel
Naphtha is also worth a try. You often need to...

Naphtha is also worth a try.

You often need to 'reactivate' the adhesive, get it soaked in your fluid of choice, in order to be able to remove it. So give it time. Get the gunk moist, let it sit, a...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 07-25-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 955
Posted By Dan Daniel
I can't speak to brands in Europe, and I assume...

I can't speak to brands in Europe, and I assume that by your price that you are in Great Britain.

I will second the recommendation to got for internal frame packs, if only because there is a good...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 07-11-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 1,426
Posted By Dan Daniel
Well, it's a surface job. Remove the front...

Well, it's a surface job. Remove the front leather, remove the lens shroud. That's it. Then you undo the two retaining rings and the parts come out.

Now while the front is off can be a good time to...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 07-11-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 1,426
Posted By Dan Daniel
The oil in the gears around the lenses has...

The oil in the gears around the lenses has probably gummed up. Rollei seems to have been very sparing in original manufacturing, but it seems lots of repairmen over the years simply dripped in more...
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