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Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 1 Week Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 651
Posted By drewbarb
I use a 50mm lens for more than half of the 35mm...

I use a 50mm lens for more than half of the 35mm film I expose, usually either a DR Summicron or a Zeiss Sonnar-C these days. My next most used lens is probably my 90mm Elmarit-M, then 35mm...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 1 Week Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 651
Posted By drewbarb
I have a lot of cameras and I use them all for...

I have a lot of cameras and I use them all for different purposes; but a Leica M3 with a 50mm lens is in my daily carry bag most of the time. I shoot a lot with my cell phone, frankly, and my primary...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 1 Week Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 498
Posted By drewbarb
If you're looking for a regular lens to carry...

If you're looking for a regular lens to carry around and use for general photography of all subjects, I'd steer you away from the super speed lenses you are talking about. They are bigger, heavier,...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 107
Views: 2,856
Posted By drewbarb
The only 50mm Summicron I have is the DR which I...

The only 50mm Summicron I have is the DR which I inherited along with my M3. I love the 50mm focal length, and now own several, from the old Canon LTM f1.2 (which I bought from you more than 15 years...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 01-11-2020
Replies: 191
Views: 6,428
Posted By drewbarb
This is serious stuff. I'm surprised I have to be...

This is serious stuff. I'm surprised I have to be the first to note how dangerous a dull, flat screw can be to a marriage. Some of you folks have mentioned your Leicas being a potential source of...
Forum: RFF Polls 01-10-2020
Replies: 54
Views: 1,372
Posted By drewbarb
For what it's worth, I kind-of like the simple...

For what it's worth, I kind-of like the simple red dot with Leica script branding in general; but I think Leica should keep it on brochures, hats and tote bags and such. I REALLY DON'T like it on the...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 01-09-2020
Replies: 191
Views: 6,428
Posted By drewbarb
Poll is up, BTW. Just for fun/to prolong the...

Poll is up, BTW. Just for fun/to prolong the agony.
Forum: RFF Polls 01-09-2020
Replies: 54
Views: 1,372
Posted By drewbarb
The face plate adornment Poll, or The Most Important Poll of our time!

Per Calzone's suggestion on a thread about the rumored Leica M 10 Monochrome, and since some folks seemed to get a little extra worked up over these things, here is the most important poll of the new...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 01-09-2020
Replies: 191
Views: 6,428
Posted By drewbarb
I find it amusing that that screw is so offensive...

I find it amusing that that screw is so offensive to you guys. I've always felt the red dot was truly awful. I will always cover the dot with tape; however ugly and ridiculous the tape looks, it's...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-09-2020
Replies: 9
Views: 450
Posted By drewbarb
I print for myself and have also printed...

I print for myself and have also printed commercially for a range of artists and photographers for the past twenty years. I used to use Dektol and Selectol Soft developers, and Ilford and other paper...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-05-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,369
Posted By drewbarb
The only Nikon cameras I've ever sold were for...

The only Nikon cameras I've ever sold were for friends or dead ones sold for parts. I still have my very first real camera, a Nikon FE2 bought in 1984. It died in about 1999, but I keep it for...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-05-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 402
Posted By drewbarb
Don't worry; this is normal with the Leica. Each...

Don't worry; this is normal with the Leica. Each time you press the shutter button the circuit that trips the flash is closed, so the flash will fire whether the film is advanced and shutter...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-17-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 798
Posted By drewbarb
Gorgeous lens - I didn't even know it existed!...

Gorgeous lens - I didn't even know it existed! But I am surprised to hear you talk of several 1950's era Japanese super speed LTM lenses, and NOT mention the Canon offerings, both the 50mm f0.95 or...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-14-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 737
Posted By drewbarb
I have several Vivitar 285's; they have been my...

I have several Vivitar 285's; they have been my main battery powered flash units for years. They are super reliable. I have a couple of external battery packs (Black Box batteries, made by Al Jacobs)...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-08-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 859
Posted By drewbarb
This was going to be my tip, too. You'll never...

This was going to be my tip, too. You'll never regret leaving plastic reels behind.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-08-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 628
Posted By drewbarb
EDIT: (I should have led with:) How do you print?...

EDIT: (I should have led with:) How do you print? Are you looking to process your negatives to achieve the look you want?

Do these images have the kind of look you...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-21-2019
Replies: 67
Views: 3,280
Posted By drewbarb
Yes, I bristled at the dismissal of sport as a...

Yes, I bristled at the dismissal of sport as a verb, and fired off my own reply before I read down and saw your response which of course sited a superior reference. That'll teach me to reply before...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-21-2019
Replies: 67
Views: 3,280
Posted By drewbarb
Don't be silly. Sport: verb [TRANSITIVE] to wear...

Don't be silly.
Sport: verb [TRANSITIVE] to wear something, often in a way that shows you want people to notice it
"He’s sporting a T-shirt and baseball cap like every other...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-24-2019
Replies: 103
Views: 3,220
Posted By drewbarb
I do the same (see my post above). The...

I do the same (see my post above). The architect's tape is a good suggestion; I use white artist's tape or "paper tape". Available at most art supply stores, it's a low tack acid free tape that...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 09-12-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 971
Posted By drewbarb
Just make sure your chemistry is fully dissolved,...

Just make sure your chemistry is fully dissolved, and maybe try using filters as someone suggested. I'd leave the film in the stop bath a little longer than 10 seconds (I use 1 minute, with 30...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 09-11-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 938
Posted By drewbarb
Thank you for sharing this. I didn't know much at...

Thank you for sharing this. I didn't know much at all about Fred Herzog, and had only seen a few of his photographs. This thread has revealed much more to me about the man and his work. His story is...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-23-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,521
Posted By drewbarb
Most of the cameras I use don't have internal...

Most of the cameras I use don't have internal meters. I carry a hand-held meter and use it when I have time or feel the need to check my settings. Experience is the best teacher, and especially if...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-20-2019
Replies: 103
Views: 3,220
Posted By drewbarb
I bulk load a lot, too, and use white tape. It...

I bulk load a lot, too, and use white tape. It goes around the film canister when I load the film, then on the bottom of the camera when it's loaded, then back around the canister once shot. I use...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-02-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 1,820
Posted By drewbarb
When I was shooting weddings and other events...

When I was shooting weddings and other events with film cameras, I tended to carry two M's with different lenses and usually (but not always) the same film in each. If I was still doing event work...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 08-01-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 461
Posted By drewbarb
Some lovely photos here. As for using flash,...

Some lovely photos here.

As for using flash, first you need to remember that the shutter speed isn't a factor in calculating your exposure the same way it is with available light. Flash exposure is...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 07-11-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 3,114
Posted By drewbarb
I see all the complaints about this just being a...

I see all the complaints about this just being a tiny box with a sensor and a lens mount and little else, and you're right; but I think this is the POINT. It seems pretty clear that Sigma is thinking...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 07-11-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 2,113
Posted By drewbarb
I've had metal prints made by a small custom...

I've had metal prints made by a small custom house here in Louisville that has been a prisoner of all kinds of transfer printing for a long time, and they look great. I understand some folks'...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 07-11-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 3,114
Posted By drewbarb
Ok, Sigma; you've got my attention. I look...

Ok, Sigma; you've got my attention.

I look forward to seeing a lot more information about this thing before I form an opinion; but I will say this kind of size and flexibility is exactly what I've...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-22-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 625
Posted By drewbarb
This is excellent advice. When I lived in NYC I...

This is excellent advice.

When I lived in NYC I used Nippon Photo, as they were where all the pros I worked for had their gear serviced. They still do excellent work. http://nipponphotoclinic.com
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-20-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 3,033
Posted By drewbarb
Like a lot of us, I've been through this...

Like a lot of us, I've been through this rigamarole of how and when and whether to shoot film or digital and what equipment I should choose for which tasks. I use digital for most of my paid work and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-29-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 9,368
Posted By drewbarb
That second to last image is a shot of the Venus...

That second to last image is a shot of the Venus de Milo, where she stands today in the Louvre. Cool stuff. I've processed a few rolls of old found film but it's always been just random snaps, never...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 05-13-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 591
Posted By drewbarb
I wouldn't think so; the dimension are not quite...

I wouldn't think so; the dimension are not quite exactly the same, and more to the point, the tripod mounting lug with which they attach isn't in the same place on the two cameras. I suspect you'll...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-12-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 544
Posted By drewbarb
Take a look at the front of the roll next time...

Take a look at the front of the roll next time you pull one out of a developing tank, or if you don't process your own film, ask the lab not to cut it but return it intact. You'll find that only the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-09-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 688
Posted By drewbarb
I love these. I grew up on the coast of...

I love these. I grew up on the coast of Connecticut and spent a lot of time on Maine and Cape Cod coastline, and all over New England; this is home turf and will always tweak my heartstrings...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 05-09-2019
Replies: 147
Views: 8,085
Posted By drewbarb
That'a cool to know; thanks. I love that lens on...

That'a cool to know; thanks. I love that lens on film, so knowing it can work well on digital just throws fuel onto the fire. Thanks
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 05-09-2019
Replies: 147
Views: 8,085
Posted By drewbarb
Is that a threadmount Voigtlander 21mm there? How...

Is that a threadmount Voigtlander 21mm there? How does it work on the M240?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-09-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 853
Posted By drewbarb
Meanwhile there are stories of people using Agfa...

Meanwhile there are stories of people using Agfa Rodinal that's been sitting around for years and it's fine. I've developed film in Rodinal diluted from 20 year old concentrate and the results were...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-02-2019
Replies: 264
Views: 23,001
Posted By drewbarb
Roger and Frances' collective knowledge and...

Roger and Frances' collective knowledge and experience in photography is extraordinary. I've enjoyed reading their reviews, tests, and opinions, (as well as seeing their photographs) for more than 30...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 03-24-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1,747
Posted By drewbarb
It's a tough sell these days. I don't think...

It's a tough sell these days. I don't think you'll find anyone willing to pay money for darkroom gear, when so many are having a hard time giving it away. There ARE folks looking to find enlargers...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 03-20-2019
Replies: 267
Views: 8,503
Posted By drewbarb
I have not done one of these in a while, but it's...

I have not done one of these in a while, but it's high time I get back in. Email sent; thanks!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-20-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,556
Posted By drewbarb
That's great to hear, PRJ. I'm a little jealous;...

That's great to hear, PRJ. I'm a little jealous; I had hoped I'd have a Hexar RF I'd been beating up for a long time at this point, too. After mine was revealed to have a bum winder, I maybe I should...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-20-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,556
Posted By drewbarb
See, the Contax G's are great, but I have two...

See, the Contax G's are great, but I have two problems. First, although my time with a G2 was pretty limited, I didn't love that I wasn't always sure what it was going to focus on. 95% of the time it...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-18-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,556
Posted By drewbarb
aizian really nails this succinctly here. Since...

aizian really nails this succinctly here. Since you miss aperture priority AE, the M7 is the way to go. For what it's worth, I wouldn't worry about the electronic vs. all mechanical nonsense. Leicas...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-18-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,556
Posted By drewbarb
My first Leica was an M3 and after shooting with...

My first Leica was an M3 and after shooting with it for a while I thought I might want a more modern camera with internal metering and/or the convenience of aperture priority shooting; so I tried the...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 03-13-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 609
Posted By drewbarb
It'll work but the mess doesn't sound like fun to...

It'll work but the mess doesn't sound like fun to deal with; and you'll be very hard pressed to get anything like even development. Worse still, getting the prints properly fixed and washed will be...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-11-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 761
Posted By drewbarb
I've recently been dabbling with using a camera...

I've recently been dabbling with using a camera to digitize film myself. The number one thing I have learned is to concentrate on your technique and repurposing existing equipment rather than buying...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-07-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 552
Posted By drewbarb
The new images you posted below do look more like...

The new images you posted below do look more like reticulation to me, but the first did not. Now that I'm seeing the second set of images, I suspect the first may have been, too- but I have never...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 03-01-2019
Replies: 54
Views: 4,405
Posted By drewbarb
Voigtlander lens announcements, including new 1.5/75mm M mount

Has anyone heard inklings of this lens before this announcement?
https://www.dpreview.com/articles/1147214387/cp-2019-voigtlander-shows-new-manual-focus-lenses-for-sony-e-mount?slide=7

I was always...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-01-2019
Replies: 183
Views: 21,330
Posted By drewbarb
Yeah- fantastic shot Brendan. Bravo. I'd hang a...

Yeah- fantastic shot Brendan. Bravo. I'd hang a darkroom print of that on my wall.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-21-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,742
Posted By drewbarb
It's quite liberating to shoot without being...

It's quite liberating to shoot without being bound to in-camera metering. I shoot with everything from my M3's to medium and large format cameras without scrupulously metering every frame. I do carry...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-17-2019
Replies: 95
Views: 3,916
Posted By drewbarb
You realize you said this on his 80th birthday,...

You realize you said this on his 80th birthday, right?

Snark aside, I'm with you; I have admired his work for 30 years. I liked his older work better, but he's still making some good images. It's...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-08-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1,341
Posted By drewbarb
Yes, you will see a difference in your prints,...

Yes, you will see a difference in your prints, even mounted behind glass. Good fiber paper prints look so much nicer than RC paper (and they last longer, when properly handled) that they only...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 12-05-2018
Replies: 54
Views: 2,230
Posted By drewbarb
Yes! Polaroid made a holder, model 405, to use...

Yes! Polaroid made a holder, model 405, to use pack film on any 4x5 camera with a standard or graflok back. You can find them on eBay or other places where you buy used camera gear. They haven't been...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-16-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 941
Posted By drewbarb
As has been mentioned, this looks like not enough...

As has been mentioned, this looks like not enough developer in the tank. Those are bubbles appearing on your film. You said it only happened on one roll, along the edge of the whole roll (right?); as...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-15-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 520
Posted By drewbarb
Yep. We used to put vaseline on a UV filter to...

Yep. We used to put vaseline on a UV filter to make a soft-focus filter for portrait photography. One with little dots like this would do a nice job softening, plus the pink hue of the stuff applied...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-18-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 845
Posted By drewbarb
It's not just Meyer Optik. C.P. Goerz, Ihagee,...

It's not just Meyer Optik. C.P. Goerz, Ihagee, Emil Busch, Oprema Jena, and Schacht are all gone, and more than one crowdfunded project won't be delivering or returning pledges since Net SE's...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-04-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,174
Posted By drewbarb
Right there with you. I'd love to use my...

Right there with you. I'd love to use my excellent M and LTM glass reliably with some kind of digital camera. I'd really love to have an M10, but my budget is laughing at me for even thinking about...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-02-2018
Replies: 96
Views: 2,075
Posted By drewbarb
Nice one, Roger. (rimshot)

Nice one, Roger. (rimshot)
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-02-2018
Replies: 96
Views: 2,075
Posted By drewbarb
In high school and college I fancied that I would...

In high school and college I fancied that I would become an actor. At age 19 I was in a college production of Macbeth, and the director told all the guys in the show to stop shaving and let our faces...
Forum: Digital Compacts 09-29-2018
Replies: 125
Views: 5,175
Posted By drewbarb
The lack of memory card slot and the large...

The lack of memory card slot and the large internal storage was one of the most surprising and interesting aspects of this camera to me. I'll admit to being ambivalent about this upon first reading...
Forum: Digital Compacts 09-27-2018
Replies: 125
Views: 5,175
Posted By drewbarb
Zeiss ZX1?

Did you folks see this? Zeiss has launched a FF compact with fixed 35mm f2 lens - and a very interesting take on a compact camera. Things get curiouser and...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 09-25-2018
Replies: 39
Views: 1,653
Posted By drewbarb
Looks like you're going to get...

Looks like you're going to get it.

https://www.dpreview.com/news/4798649806/sigma-to-take-foveon-full-frame-and-move-to-l-mount
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-20-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 1,032
Posted By drewbarb
Yeah, reading this I would suggest you REALLY...

Yeah, reading this I would suggest you REALLY don't want to/can't achieve that in your negatives- but you definitely can achieve it in rendering your images into positive, whether in the wet darkroom...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-20-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 1,032
Posted By drewbarb
For what it's worth, I've always felt that...

For what it's worth, I've always felt that slightly flat negatives are preferable to contrasty ones. There is more detail in flatter negatives, and they print (and definitely scan) more easily than...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-20-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 1,073
Posted By drewbarb
Who says FP4 hates HC-110? I've developed 120 and...

Who says FP4 hates HC-110? I've developed 120 and 4x5 FP4 in HC-110 (dilutions B or H) for years and always liked the results. I don't have as much experience with 35mm FP4, but I know I've put at...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-15-2018
Replies: 99
Views: 7,131
Posted By drewbarb
Chris- you were three blocks from my studio when...

Chris- you were three blocks from my studio when you took that picture of Don's Liquors in Louisville. Unfortunately, they closed a couple of years ago. Nice photos, too, BTW.
Forum: Digital Compacts 07-30-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1,149
Posted By drewbarb
Been asking myself the same question lately, and...

Been asking myself the same question lately, and one camera that came up on my radar is the Fujifilm X70. Similar to the Ricoh GR, it seems to tick the right boxes: large (APS-C) sensor, fixed wide...
Forum: RFF News 07-27-2018
Replies: 47
Views: 3,765
Posted By drewbarb
For a long time Fujifilm Neopan 400 was my...

For a long time Fujifilm Neopan 400 was my favorite 35mm film. When I heard it was being discontinued I scrounged everywhere and stocked up. I still have a fair amount of bulk rolls and factory...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 07-27-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 1,458
Posted By drewbarb
Leica (and Leicavit!) spotting behind Bob Dylan

I just saw this footage of Bob Dylan performing Mr. Tambourine Man at the 1964 Newport Folk Festival, and because I am a geek, one of the first things I spotted is a guy who gets up at the beginning...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-08-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 834
Posted By drewbarb
Terrible news today; I didn't know him...

Terrible news today; I didn't know him personally, but I am still heartbroken. But the photo of him sitting in the back of the cab is wonderful. A perfect portrait of a globetrotting man of the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-30-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 746
Posted By drewbarb
Yep- looks like your shutter needs service; one...

Yep- looks like your shutter needs service; one of the curtains seems to be hanging up. Try taking the lens and back off the camera (or just open up the flap...) and fire the shutter a few times at a...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-07-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 840
Posted By drewbarb
I have a hunch, but here's a question: Do the...

I have a hunch, but here's a question: Do the vertical lines get closer together on the frames later in the roll?
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 03-13-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 779
Posted By drewbarb
I've been using a Sekonic 308 as my main meter...

I've been using a Sekonic 308 as my main meter for years, with all kinds of cameras including my M3's (which are my primary 35mm film bodies). I use the 308 in ambient incident mode all the time. I...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-06-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 478
Posted By drewbarb
You certainly should collect and reuse your fixer...

You certainly should collect and reuse your fixer to the point of exhaustion, then recycle it properly to reclaim the silver (or at least keep it out of the water table); but I wouldn't worry about...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-04-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 534
Posted By drewbarb
I'll second the recommendation of Anil from US...

I'll second the recommendation of Anil from US Color; he and his labs did impeccable work for me and many photographers I knew and worked with from the 90's and early 2000's. I haven't used Bleeker...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-25-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 2,009
Posted By drewbarb
My friend Timothy Briner shot his Boonville...

My friend Timothy Briner shot his Boonville project mostly on HP5 (and FP4). It was shot on a mix of 4x5 and 120 film, but I processed all of it in HC110, mostly dilution B. You can see the work at...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-01-2017
Replies: 55
Views: 2,178
Posted By drewbarb
I have a couple F3's and they have been very...

I have a couple F3's and they have been very reliable and have nice finders- but the FM2n is my favorite for it's size and simplicity. The FE2 is the same size and shape body (an an excellent camera)...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-09-2017
Replies: 133
Views: 5,818
Posted By drewbarb
My first Leica was a barely used M3 I inherited...

My first Leica was a barely used M3 I inherited from my great uncle. I was well used to the Nikons, Hasselblads and large format cameras I'd been using for years, and didn't think I'd care about the...
Forum: RFF News 10-13-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1,798
Posted By drewbarb
I'm delighted to see this. In college I had the...

I'm delighted to see this. In college I had the pleasure of spending a semester studying under Dawoud Bey in college. The man is incredible. To this day it remains a standout experience.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-22-2017
Replies: 49
Views: 2,190
Posted By drewbarb
Combine a mildly alkaline solution with a mildly...

Combine a mildly alkaline solution with a mildly acidic solution and the pH is neutralized- to some extent.

I should also point out that I only do this with developers that I understand to be...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-22-2017
Replies: 49
Views: 2,190
Posted By drewbarb
Thanks for the clarifications from some of you...

Thanks for the clarifications from some of you more knowledgeable folks. Before this thread, I had been under the impression that it was a pretty harmless developer, environmentally speaking. Then I...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-21-2017
Replies: 49
Views: 2,190
Posted By drewbarb
Interesting. I read through the German Water...

Interesting. I read through the German Water Hazard class materials I could find online (which are happily very complete) and I can only conclude that they are quite conservative and careful, which...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-21-2017
Replies: 49
Views: 2,190
Posted By drewbarb
It was always my understanding that Rodinal was...

It was always my understanding that Rodinal was not particularly toxic. It has no hydroquinone or metol, the two most common toxic developing agents, but rather is made from 4-Aminophenol, which is...
Forum: Fuji X Series 09-19-2017
Replies: 137
Views: 13,039
Posted By drewbarb
This is one issue that has held me from jumping...

This is one issue that has held me from jumping into the Fuji system (well that and my reticence to buy a whole new system). Even though the lenses and the camera handling are undeniably great, I...
Forum: RFF News 08-28-2017
Replies: 32
Views: 2,283
Posted By drewbarb
This is wonderful news for this Forum. Thanks for...

This is wonderful news for this Forum. Thanks for making it happen, Stephen- and welcome Mr. Lager!
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 11-02-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 3,213
Posted By drewbarb
I run Lightroom mobile on my iPad pro. It's a...

I run Lightroom mobile on my iPad pro. It's a nice option, because you can sync it with your laptop or desktop with Lightroom, and your edits made on either machine are kept on both. When I'm done...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-03-2016
Replies: 28
Views: 4,161
Posted By drewbarb
About the fresh air approach killing haze: I...

About the fresh air approach killing haze: I remember reading somewhere that exposure to UV light will kill some kinds of fungus (?) that can cause haze. I have "cleaned" a few old lenses of this...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 07-16-2016
Replies: 2
Views: 754
Posted By drewbarb
I'll take a guess that it's a piece of surveyors...

I'll take a guess that it's a piece of surveyors equipment- could do double duty as a sight- point and a quick release mounting head for a viewing scope. Note the depression on the side which looks...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 04-18-2016
Replies: 49
Views: 4,464
Posted By drewbarb
I understand that it would be great to have a...

I understand that it would be great to have a single gadget that did everything you might need it to do, and that the iPhone and similar devices try to be just that- but it's no light meter. I carry...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-11-2016
Replies: 11
Views: 1,260
Posted By drewbarb
The finder in one of my M3's looks very like...

The finder in one of my M3's looks very like yours from the front- showing what seems to be the beginning of separation- but it has remained unchanged through he last 18 years of nearly daily use. It...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-04-2016
Replies: 69
Views: 8,103
Posted By drewbarb
My first camera was an FE2, bought in 1984 or 85,...

My first camera was an FE2, bought in 1984 or 85, and in 90 or 91 I added an FM2n, and it became my favorite camera for many years. Sadly the FE2 suffered electronic failure that couldn't reasonably...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 03-03-2016
Replies: 11
Views: 2,454
Posted By drewbarb
When I was assisting and shooting in NYC, Nippon...

When I was assisting and shooting in NYC, Nippon Photo Clinic was where basically all the pros I worked with sent their gear when it needed to be looked at, from pocket cameras to large format stuff....
Forum: Sony Alpha / NEX News / General Discussion 03-03-2016
Replies: 16
Views: 7,164
Posted By drewbarb
It's my understanding that these new adapters...

It's my understanding that these new adapters will only allow the phase detection and other advanced focus features of the newer cameras with Sigma's own lenses, not Canon glass. So if you have Sigma...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-21-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,000
Posted By drewbarb
I like the Nikon SB-30; it's tiny, and has three...

I like the Nikon SB-30; it's tiny, and has three manual power settings and four auto aperture settings, as well as Auto/TTL (thats only usable with some- but not all- Nikon cameras). Really great for...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-03-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 1,924
Posted By drewbarb
Yeah, that really looks like someone damaged the...

Yeah, that really looks like someone damaged the negatives somehow, with fingers clamps or something else. I seriously doubt this is something that your camera is doing- but your lab may need...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-31-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,692
Posted By drewbarb
As Ben suggests, the best method is to use a cold...

As Ben suggests, the best method is to use a cold water bath. Fill a large tub with ice water and set the vessels with your chemistry into it. With a little tweaking (adding more ice or warm water)...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-16-2015
Replies: 43
Views: 3,797
Posted By drewbarb
I just pick up spent cassettes for free from all...

I just pick up spent cassettes for free from all the local places that still process film and tape my film to the leaders sticking out. They work in all bulk loaders, and being made as single use...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-12-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 5,733
Posted By drewbarb
I loved this idea when it first surfaced 15-ish...

I loved this idea when it first surfaced 15-ish years ago; and while technology has certainly advanced a great deal in a variety of ways that may make something like this far more feasible today,...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-19-2015
Replies: 45
Views: 6,181
Posted By drewbarb
I bought an FM2n in 1995, shot thousands of rolls...

I bought an FM2n in 1995, shot thousands of rolls with it, carried it everywhere for years (mostly with just a 50mm f1.4) and got to where I could nail slide exposure every time very quickly (that...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-01-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 4,230
Posted By drewbarb
Leica M-250 Announced

Leica has announced the successor to the M-240, the latest digital camera in the M series. For more details visit Leica Camera AG.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-19-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 2,732
Posted By drewbarb
DAG does undeniably good work (he once rebuilt a...

DAG does undeniably good work (he once rebuilt a 90 Elmarit-M for me that had taken a bad fall and had it's helical frozen and ruined) but in the last few years he has also gained a reputation for...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 03-04-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 4,761
Posted By drewbarb
The woman in the spotty top with the horses is...

The woman in the spotty top with the horses is Betty White; she's a very well known (on this side of the pond) actress and comedienne, renowned for her longevity and her irreverence. She's been in...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 02-23-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 2,853
Posted By drewbarb
What he said. Plus- after using a small hand-held...

What he said. Plus- after using a small hand-held meter for more than 20 years, the thing tends to just stay in my bag more and more, making it VERY convenient. :D
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-15-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 2,246
Posted By drewbarb
Forget the tape or pens, do it right: use a filed...

Forget the tape or pens, do it right: use a filed carrier, and then adjust the blades on the easel to create the crisp outside edge. Simple.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-15-2015
Replies: 45
Views: 5,180
Posted By drewbarb
Fifteen years ago (?!) I worked processing film...

Fifteen years ago (?!) I worked processing film at a high end NYC black and white boutique film lab. This picture reminds me of how I started pretty much every day of work. I would typically process...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-13-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 3,471
Posted By drewbarb
I second the vote for the tiny Nikon SB30. I have...

I second the vote for the tiny Nikon SB30. I have two of these, and use them frequently with my M cameras- especially when shooting events like weddings. They are small and light, and the look and...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-13-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 11,195
Posted By drewbarb
There is a Pakon support group on Facebook that...

There is a Pakon support group on Facebook that you can join if you are a FB user; someone there has very kindly made available the latest version of the Pakon software as a free download available...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 12-10-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 2,205
Posted By drewbarb
Why not buy one directly from Tom? I'm sure he...

Why not buy one directly from Tom? I'm sure he would be happy to help- and he and his wife are such a pleasure to deal with, it's hard to say no. Check out http://rapidwinder.com
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 11-28-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 3,194
Posted By drewbarb
I could live with a Fuji X100 camera and an...

I could live with a Fuji X100 camera and an identical camera with a fixed 50 f2 lens and matching 50mm OVF/EVF (and if they could have detachable accessory zooms, maybe a wide for the 35mm and a tele...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-29-2014
Replies: 45
Views: 3,644
Posted By drewbarb
I shoot mostly black and white film in 35mm and...

I shoot mostly black and white film in 35mm and 4x5, and color in digital. Sometimes I will shoot some color film, but very little these days. Likewise sometimes I will take a digital image and...
Forum: Travel 10-24-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 1,506
Posted By drewbarb
I'm not a motorcyclist, but I have to say I think...

I'm not a motorcyclist, but I have to say I think this kind of swap is a fantastic idea; bravo. I hope to see photos of some great ride swapper's adventures one of these days.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-01-2014
Replies: 68
Views: 6,088
Posted By drewbarb
This thread wins the first rimshot award in a...

This thread wins the first rimshot award in a long time. Thanks for the laugh.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-12-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,897
Posted By drewbarb
Wasn't the FM-10 built by Cosina? The build...

Wasn't the FM-10 built by Cosina? The build quality is certainly pretty crummy- which is not a reflection on Cosina's other products so much as it is on Nikon's willingness to trash it's brand with...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 08-05-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 2,665
Posted By drewbarb
In 1999 I traveled around the south of England...

In 1999 I traveled around the south of England photographing houses, gardens and other sites associated with the Bloomsbury group, to accompany an article my sister was writing. I shot 30 or so rolls...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-26-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 1,738
Posted By drewbarb
I use the Moo mini cards as one version of my...

I use the Moo mini cards as one version of my business card; one way I most often use theses is to hand them out at events as I am shooting to subjects. I chose about 20 different images on my last...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-17-2014
Replies: 41
Views: 4,592
Posted By drewbarb
Yeah- this is not a light leak; don't worry. ...

Yeah- this is not a light leak; don't worry. Servicing the shutter and fresh lube will fix it.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-17-2014
Replies: 41
Views: 4,592
Posted By drewbarb
Meh- it looks to me like the shutter is getting...

Meh- it looks to me like the shutter is getting hung up at that part of it's travel. Time for service.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-31-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 3,777
Posted By drewbarb
Boy, I wish. I have a few rolls of Ultra 50...

Boy, I wish. I have a few rolls of Ultra 50 still in deep freeze, and I keep thinking about what to shoot with it. I will be watching this thread to see what the wiser heads of RFF suggest. ...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-11-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 914
Posted By drewbarb
As a printer I always refer to the paper size-...

As a printer I always refer to the paper size- not the image size- when clients order prints; when ordering or cutting mats, of course I use actual image dimensions. For gallery use, it varies; some...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-14-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 12,430
Posted By drewbarb
Am I the only one here who is truly excited by...

Am I the only one here who is truly excited by this? I shoot with 35 and 50mm f2 lenses for about 90% of my 35mm work anyway, so the idea of getting my two most used lenses with an x100s is pretty...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 02-10-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 10,631
Posted By drewbarb
No; the SB30 has manual power settings, and I use...

No; the SB30 has manual power settings, and I use these most of the time. This is one reason I use this flash- it's one of very few flashes I know of this size that still has manual power settings. ...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 02-09-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 10,631
Posted By drewbarb
For what it's worth, I recommend using a cord and...

For what it's worth, I recommend using a cord and position your flash as you need, rather than just sticking it in the shoe. I use a small Nikon flash with no tilt function (SB30); I just hold the...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 02-07-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 10,631
Posted By drewbarb
I use fill flash a lot, and almost always at slow...

I use fill flash a lot, and almost always at slow sync speeds, since I usually want to either balance with available light or at least pick up as much ambient light as I can. Here are some examples,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-24-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 766
Posted By drewbarb
The precipitate isn't a problem; it happens with...

The precipitate isn't a problem; it happens with Rodinal, and won't affect the results the developer gives. Just be careful when pouring it so that the crystals stay in the bottle and don't get on...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-08-2014
Replies: 57
Views: 6,292
Posted By drewbarb
Samourai is right about shooting with both eyes...

Samourai is right about shooting with both eyes open with a 50 on the M3- though this is even easier to do with a true 1:1 magnification finder like those of a Nikon S3 or Bessa R3x. If you're a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-19-2013
Replies: 52
Views: 8,753
Posted By drewbarb
I really wanted to like the Df when they were...

I really wanted to like the Df when they were teasing it; my FM2/n and FE2 are still two of my all time favorite cameras, and a digital version of one of these with only the basic necessary controls...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 12-14-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 1,059
Posted By drewbarb
A dwindling but still significant portion of my...

A dwindling but still significant portion of my income comes from my darkroom work, and I ship handmade exhibition and museum prints all over the world, and I always ship them flat.

I put a layer of...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-05-2013
Replies: 864
Views: 147,909
Posted By drewbarb
I use an F3 (with or without the MD-4 drive,...

I use an F3 (with or without the MD-4 drive, depending upon the job) alongside an FM2-N; to be honest I prefer the smaller size and simplicity of the FM2-N most of the time, but the F3 is a complete...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-09-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,509
Posted By drewbarb
I'm a fan of the Microtek flatbeds that have a...

I'm a fan of the Microtek flatbeds that have a tray below the glass for scanning film, so you can do traditional scanning of positives and documents, and glassless scanning of film. I have used an...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-01-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,725
Posted By drewbarb
An M3 will focus any M lens (or LTM lens with an...

An M3 will focus any M lens (or LTM lens with an M adapter) that is RF coupled. In fact, the long base is particularly well suited for easily achieving critical focus with wide lenses.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 10-13-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 1,374
Posted By drewbarb
I took a printing class with George Tice at the...

I took a printing class with George Tice at the Maine Photographic Workshops years ago- both because I have admired much of his work since I was a kid, and because he is master of the craft. He was...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-06-2013
Replies: 38
Views: 2,952
Posted By drewbarb
For the last 15 years, it's been an M3 with a 50-...

For the last 15 years, it's been an M3 with a 50- usually the DR 'cron, and a spare roll of film or two in my pocket. Sometimes I carry a small handheld meter, sometimes not. If I really anticipate...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-01-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 2,118
Posted By drewbarb
Years ago I took a workshop with master printer...

Years ago I took a workshop with master printer Jim Megargee, and he recommended Ethol LPD developer. I've been happily using it ever since. It's extraordinarily versatile, cheap, and lasts an...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-24-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 1,583
Posted By drewbarb
Second recommendation for printspace; they are...

Second recommendation for printspace; they are excellent.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 09-19-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 2,639
Posted By drewbarb
At participating Krispy Kreme Donut franchises,...

At participating Krispy Kreme Donut franchises, you can talk like a pirate and get a free donut – or dress like a pirate and get a free dozen today! (I am not affiliated with any Krispy Kreme –...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 08-15-2013
Replies: 111
Views: 18,370
Posted By drewbarb
I'd be curious to see a direct comparison between...

I'd be curious to see a direct comparison between a 35mm Widelux and an Xpan; I've used the later (and like it), but have no experience with the former.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-27-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 2,818
Posted By drewbarb
I use a goggled 35mm Summicron and DR 'cron on my...

I use a goggled 35mm Summicron and DR 'cron on my M3. They came together and they work nicely.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 06-20-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 1,239
Posted By drewbarb
The daughter in question, Rachel Seed, is a...

The daughter in question, Rachel Seed, is a friend of mine (in fact, she photographed my wedding); she is currently working to bring all of this story, with many interviews and much more material...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-14-2013
Replies: 99
Views: 6,871
Posted By drewbarb
Reducing your agitation- in time, number of...

Reducing your agitation- in time, number of inversions, or vigorous-ness- should help keep your grain under control. Beyond this basic advise, I must agree with the others here that we need to see...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 05-21-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,652
Posted By drewbarb
I have two 3.5'x7' windows in the room I use as...

I have two 3.5'x7' windows in the room I use as my darkroom. I used heavy theatre curtain material and a couple of 4'x8' sheets of masonite and some 1"x lumber to block the windows in such a way...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-10-2013
Replies: 74
Views: 10,388
Posted By drewbarb
I've shot nudes of friends and lovers several...

I've shot nudes of friends and lovers several times; made some nice photos and plenty of forgettable ones every time. It requires diligence and discipline to make really good images, as with any...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-09-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 1,574
Posted By drewbarb
Not so; this only refers to older Shimano...

Not so; this only refers to older Shimano brifters; the higher end modern Shimano brifters have both cables routed under the tape (if they have cables at all! DI2...) While we are at it, if one is...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-09-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 1,574
Posted By drewbarb
If you aren't opposed to front racks and...

If you aren't opposed to front racks and decaleurs, the options are endless. I use a VO handlebar bag with a regular camera bag padded insert to carry gear on my random/commuter bike. There's a...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-02-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 570
Posted By drewbarb
These are fine. I agree that they can be easier...

These are fine. I agree that they can be easier to load than the ones with the spring clips in the center- but they are still harder to load and easier to get wrong then the Hewes ones. The Hewes...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 05-02-2013
Replies: 44
Views: 4,837
Posted By drewbarb
You can easily (and cheaply) get a Thunderbolt to...

You can easily (and cheaply) get a Thunderbolt to Firewire adapter, and setting up an external memory array with products you are comfortable with shouldn't be too hard; so I would suggest you could...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-27-2013
Replies: 106
Views: 6,668
Posted By drewbarb
Neopan 400 I one, APX 100 in the other right now....

Neopan 400 I one, APX 100 in the other right now. Both bulk rolled, and both will be processed in Rodinal come Monday.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-24-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,158
Posted By drewbarb
Indeed- stop bath is not critical. Lots of folks...

Indeed- stop bath is not critical. Lots of folks use plain water; use of an acid stop bath will mostly just increase the life of your fixer (which is reusable and should be used to exhaustion). I...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 04-22-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 3,155
Posted By drewbarb
Wonderful photos here; congratulations Johan! I...

Wonderful photos here; congratulations Johan! I hope and trust that parenthood is agree with you and mum. I am sitting here waiting for my 2 1/2 year old daughter to wake up from her nap so we can...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-20-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 1,626
Posted By drewbarb
I put a piece of white tape on the bottom of my...

I put a piece of white tape on the bottom of my camera and write film info. on it with a sharpie; I leave it long enough for room for some brief notes and to wrap around the roll once it's shot. ...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-17-2013
Replies: 105
Views: 8,730
Posted By drewbarb
Yeah. I hate to be a naysayer, but- this is...

Yeah. I hate to be a naysayer, but- this is never gonna happen. I wish it would, because Plus-X was my all-time favorite film in the 1980's, but I just don't see it happening.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 04-17-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 830
Posted By drewbarb
It's a nice shot, and it does indeed look like it...

It's a nice shot, and it does indeed look like it could have been taken years ago. I think he looks like a young Robert Mitchum.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-08-2013
Replies: 46
Views: 6,056
Posted By drewbarb
Exactly. To those who claim the M2 finder is...

Exactly. To those who claim the M2 finder is "more practical" I have to answer: only if you prefer to use a 35mm lens most of the time. If (like me, and plenty of others) you prefer the 50mm as...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 04-08-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 966
Posted By drewbarb
To do this you will need: 1) the water to be in...

To do this you will need:
1) the water to be in motion!
2) a tripod
3) a cable release
4) a longer shutter speed

To really achieve the "fog" effect, you'll need to use a minimum of 10 seconds or so,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-18-2013
Replies: 399
Views: 85,708
Posted By drewbarb
For me the thing with RF cameras is (after the...

For me the thing with RF cameras is (after the glass) is the quality of the finders. This is why I shoot with M3's, mostly. I own neither an M7 nor a ZI- but I'm in the market, and have looked...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-02-2013
Replies: 89
Views: 8,289
Posted By drewbarb
I used to carry an Oly XA in my pocket whenever I...

I used to carry an Oly XA in my pocket whenever I didn't want to carry one of my larger cameras. Now, I pretty much have one with me all the time, regardless of what else I may or may not be...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-15-2013
Replies: 46
Views: 3,727
Posted By drewbarb
The FM-10, aside from the earlier post about it...

The FM-10, aside from the earlier post about it being a piece of junk (an assessment I would not argue with) was not built by Nikon- it was made by Cosina. This is not a dig at Cosina – I am quite...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 01-10-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 2,307
Posted By drewbarb
Let's hope this moves Adobe and Apple to action....

Let's hope this moves Adobe and Apple to action. I WANT to buy a Fuji, but there's no way I'm going to spend $1000 just to shoot jpegs or use in-camera raw processing; and I'm enough of a Luddite...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-08-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 643
Posted By drewbarb
The Leica half moon lens case carries a goggled...

The Leica half moon lens case carries a goggled lens like the 35mm Summicron or Summaron, and also has a little strap to hold the goggles for a DR; I was lucky enough to inherit one of these cases...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 01-02-2013
Replies: 316
Views: 24,124
Posted By drewbarb
So- what's the status of this project, Rob? I...

So- what's the status of this project, Rob? I seem to recall that you were going to send out a list around now for us to get started sending out cards, and I thought I signed up, but so far nothing....
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-28-2012
Replies: 42
Views: 2,982
Posted By drewbarb
My utterly irrational want is Sony RX1. I have...

My utterly irrational want is Sony RX1. I have enough gear to do what I want and need, and I'm more of a 50mm lens lover than 35mm, but still this little camera almost no one has yet handled sings a...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-13-2012
Replies: 364
Views: 38,314
Posted By drewbarb
Ok- several things to offer: 58mm metal screw-in...

Ok- several things to offer:
58mm metal screw-in lens cap, very thin, black with a machined silver line; no brand marking but a sticker inside says "LENS CAP 58m/m Japan"

Two lens reversal rings...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 11-27-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,331
Posted By drewbarb
Good stuff, Simon. I like the idea, and the work...

Good stuff, Simon. I like the idea, and the work I could see. I've re-posted to FB, since many of my friends there are into art and photography.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-27-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 1,007
Posted By drewbarb
I have had one of these for years. I use it...

I have had one of these for years. I use it frequently and love it. Very sharp, even wide open.
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 11-27-2012
Replies: 148
Views: 12,881
Posted By drewbarb
Sounds like fun- I'm in!

Sounds like fun- I'm in!
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 11-14-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,157
Posted By drewbarb
I assume you've tried cleaning the nozzles and...

I assume you've tried cleaning the nozzles and sponge pads already?
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 11-11-2012
Replies: 316
Views: 24,124
Posted By drewbarb
I sat out round two, but I'd like to get in again...

I sat out round two, but I'd like to get in again for the third.
Forum: Large Format Film RF 11-08-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 5,362
Posted By drewbarb
Agreed- look for deals on second hand kit. The...

Agreed- look for deals on second hand kit. The most important stat will be how much weight load any tripod you consider will handle. Especially with LF it's a good idea to get a sturdier tripod...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 11-07-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 3,470
Posted By drewbarb
I use a Nikon SB 30 for my small flash. It's...

I use a Nikon SB 30 for my small flash. It's about the size of a pack of cigarettes, has two auto aperture settings and three fully manual power settings, along with TTL auto with some Nikon...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 11-01-2012
Replies: 34
Views: 6,906
Posted By drewbarb
Thanks for being patient with this question- I...

Thanks for being patient with this question- I know the topic has been done to death. I know, too, that the two cameras I am most interested in right now are not really in the hands of anyone yet,...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 11-01-2012
Replies: 34
Views: 6,906
Posted By drewbarb
Which body for a mirror-less shooting platform for classic lenses?

Alright- I'm looking for a new camera. I want a small interchangeable lens digital body I can use with my classic lenses, so I'm looking at mirrorless/CSC bodies. I think I've pretty much narrowed...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-17-2012
Replies: 61
Views: 5,130
Posted By drewbarb
The only thing that could make any of this...

The only thing that could make any of this interesting to me would be if the M-E was priced under $3000. [:p] I'm not holding my breath.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-07-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 928
Posted By drewbarb
I saw this on TED a few weeks ago- pretty...

I saw this on TED a few weeks ago- pretty incredible stuff. I was especially impressed by the part about photographing around corners. The fact that the creators have made all their tech open...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-26-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 3,893
Posted By drewbarb
Could you send it in advance and pick it up (or...

Could you send it in advance and pick it up (or otherwise have it returned to you- like shipped to your hotel) when you visit? The shipping option might free you up to use anyone, but of course it...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 07-23-2012
Replies: 87
Views: 14,415
Posted By drewbarb
(Wanders off to check out the new Panasonic LX7,...

(Wanders off to check out the new Panasonic LX7, put some more pennies into my Nex 5N or 7 account and shoot some film.)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-15-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 4,625
Posted By drewbarb
I use this combo a lot- the whole finder trick is...

I use this combo a lot- the whole finder trick is about right, and works fine. In practice, though, I just use the 50mm lines and bear in mind that they are only showing me the central three...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 07-10-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 2,613
Posted By drewbarb
To get the background white like that, you need...

To get the background white like that, you need to light it, too. Keep the subject far enough away that the two light set-ups don't bleed into each other and cause flare or shadows, and be careful...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-10-2012
Replies: 207
Views: 21,609
Posted By drewbarb
My light travel kit is an M3 with a 50mm and...

My light travel kit is an M3 with a 50mm and 21mm, an Oly XA with the tiny flash, a small meter and some film. No camera bag. Some film and the XA is always ready in a pocket, with or without the...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 07-02-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,301
Posted By drewbarb
All three of my CV plastic finders (15mm, 21mm,...

All three of my CV plastic finders (15mm, 21mm, and 25mm) eventually had this problem, and each was fixed with a drop of crazy glue to hold the frame line piece in place. I did the first such fix...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 06-14-2012
Replies: 144
Views: 10,556
Posted By drewbarb
Fun read here, and I like the idea, too. While as...

Fun read here, and I like the idea, too. While as a darkroom printer and a digital idiot I am generally loathe to put photos on the interwebs, I'd love to join this project- mabe this will help me...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-14-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 2,756
Posted By drewbarb
All the factors you mention lead to me suggest...

All the factors you mention lead to me suggest you stick with HC-110. Rodinal is a wonderful developer, but it's not great for pushing. (Yes, you will see loads of folks who disagree with me,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-17-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 2,034
Posted By drewbarb
As others have said there really is no way to...

As others have said there really is no way to avoid having clamp marks somewhere on the film. But if the film is properly loaded in the camera and the lab is any good at all, it should be very easy...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-09-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 1,180
Posted By drewbarb
Older M cameras had a wax seal over the screw in...

Older M cameras had a wax seal over the screw in the top screwhole on the lens mount. Different firms authorized to service Leicas were given different seals to identify who had done work on them. ...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-20-2012
Replies: 58
Views: 6,051
Posted By drewbarb
Hurrah. I think this is wonderful way to...

Hurrah. I think this is wonderful way to celebrate your birthday. My 40th is coming in a few weeks, and I might have to follow your excellent example. I'll have to dig around through my stuff and...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-10-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 1,523
Posted By drewbarb
If that's what does it for you, you should see...

If that's what does it for you, you should see how great it is to lift LF negs out of the dev tank once you turn the lights back on!

Whatever the format, seeing them for the first time still wet...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-10-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 1,774
Posted By drewbarb
Not to hijack the thread, but I'm curious about...

Not to hijack the thread, but I'm curious about this as well, with the added question of who is using Ben Syverson's Mattebox app for this purpose? ( http://mattebox.com/iphone/ )

I know this has...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-20-2012
Replies: 33
Views: 5,344
Posted By drewbarb
I have one of those I don't need; if anyone wants...

I have one of those I don't need; if anyone wants it I'll take less than $75...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-20-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 1,925
Posted By drewbarb
For me it comes down to usage. What do they want...

For me it comes down to usage. What do they want your image for, and how will it be used? If it's to benefit a good cause that will help people, especially those in need, I'll usually let them use...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 03-07-2012
Replies: 32
Views: 6,840
Posted By drewbarb
Interesting news- thanks for the heads-up.

Interesting news- thanks for the heads-up.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-05-2012
Replies: 61
Views: 3,837
Posted By drewbarb
There are tons of used cameras out here that...

There are tons of used cameras out here that should fit the bill easily- the trick is finding the right one. Olympus, Canon, Nikon, Minolta and many others made gear that would work nicely. I know...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-28-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 1,354
Posted By drewbarb
No- this is not the same type of reel. I...

No- this is not the same type of reel. I wouldn't buy this.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-28-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 1,354
Posted By drewbarb
The type of reels you are looking at are the...

The type of reels you are looking at are the best, hands down. Hewes makes them, but they are often sold under other names- Jobo SS reels used to be the exact same ones- even marked Hewes once you...
Forum: Travel 02-22-2012
Replies: 38
Views: 3,114
Posted By drewbarb
If you are willing to go an hour or so north of...

If you are willing to go an hour or so north of Portland, you should check out the town of Damriscotta and the surrounding area- it's very pretty (I grew up there!). There used to be a wonderful B&B...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-20-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 1,569
Posted By drewbarb
Shooting at 400, I give this combo 13 min and I...

Shooting at 400, I give this combo 13 min and I like the way the film looks- but my chart says 11:00 minutes, too. One more voice adding to the "hmm- something's wrong" camp.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 02-19-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 2,170
Posted By drewbarb
I went through the same question a while back,...

I went through the same question a while back, and I found very few small on camera type flashes on the market that had as much, never mind more power or simplicity as the 285, so I just settled on...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 02-11-2012
Replies: 30
Views: 2,845
Posted By drewbarb
I largely gave up using graded papers when...

I largely gave up using graded papers when virtually every company stopped making the grade 0 and 1 papers. So much for the really long tonal ranges they gave. I've switched over to multigrade...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 01-31-2012
Replies: 555
Views: 56,795
Posted By drewbarb
I whole heartedly agree- and I have to assume...

I whole heartedly agree- and I have to assume that most of us will feel the same. I think we should treat this as rule.
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 01-30-2012
Replies: 555
Views: 56,795
Posted By drewbarb
So, I finally got my postcards out today. I...

So, I finally got my postcards out today. I chose four or five different images so you won't all get the same ones. I went a little crazy- they were all printed on fiber paper, selenium toned, and...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-26-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 1,827
Posted By drewbarb
The fiber papers from Bergger have been my...

The fiber papers from Bergger have been my favorites for exhibition prints for a while, but I also like Oriental's Neutral FB. Not surprisingly my print clients tend to choose from these more often...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-25-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 4,826
Posted By drewbarb
Well, she is right- the Lumix is getting old- but...

Well, she is right- the Lumix is getting old- but it's still a great camera. As a film user (like myself) you will no doubt like shooting RAW, which either camera will do- so quality becomes less of...
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