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Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 04-03-2011
Replies: 25
Views: 5,387
Posted By Teus
too big how about the contax T3? I'm not afraid...

too big

how about the contax T3?
I'm not afraid of the price tag, since I'm thinking of selling my Leica equipment.
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 04-03-2011
Replies: 25
Views: 5,387
Posted By Teus
compact, modern and sharp RF?

I'm so very fond of my Olympus XA, but in the end I feel it falls a bit short. The plastic is a bit dodgy, zone focusing works but the lens is IMHO outdated. Are there any similar cameras that carry...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-10-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 1,707
Posted By Teus
I will shoot Youxin Ye a mail go ahead, I hope...

I will shoot Youxin Ye a mail


go ahead, I hope you can get that M3 working again:angel:
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-09-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 1,707
Posted By Teus
what's a NOS finder? hmmm, no I didn't get a PM...

what's a NOS finder?


hmmm, no I didn't get a PM from you
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-09-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 1,707
Posted By Teus
thanks! I sent Will van Manen an e-mail I phoned...

thanks!
I sent Will van Manen an e-mail
I phoned CRR Luton, re-silvering and re-assembling would cost 145 gbp. replacement prisms cost 225 and 60GBP, but he prefers to "save" the old prism. I'll see...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-09-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 1,707
Posted By Teus
replacement rangefinder for M2

18 months ago I dropped my M2, the prism in the RF both separated and a few shards of glass broke off. My M2 was CLA'ed but has been inoperable since then. Because of the glass shards there's IMO no...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-01-2011
Replies: 38
Views: 6,725
Posted By Teus
what films are best for scanning, by the way?

what films are best for scanning, by the way?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-01-2011
Replies: 38
Views: 6,725
Posted By Teus
thanks everyone. I'll hunt for Double x and try...

thanks everyone. I'll hunt for Double x and try some film on Macodirect: Efke 100 bulk and some of the other deals you can make.

Can I get Arista in Europe?
I haven't found it yet.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-01-2011
Replies: 38
Views: 6,725
Posted By Teus
affordable 35mm BW film

I'm stocking in on film. I'm probably buying Double X, but I'm curious about what film there is out there. I'm listing prices of macodirect.de so you can see what is interesting for me, and what...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-01-2011
Replies: 2,120
Views: 395,593
Posted By Teus
over 5 suppliers listed there, THANK YOU :angel:

over 5 suppliers listed there, THANK YOU :angel:
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-28-2011
Replies: 2,120
Views: 395,593
Posted By Teus
where can you get Double-x, or other cine film in...

where can you get Double-x, or other cine film in the European Union?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-06-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1,223
Posted By Teus
I will keep that in mind Pau. I do scan...

I will keep that in mind Pau. I do scan everything, I don't print.

Here's my scans:

old photo on TMAX100, scanned with vuescan. minor white adjustment in postprocessing...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-06-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1,223
Posted By Teus
Thanks pau. How do you adjust the density of the...

Thanks pau.
How do you adjust the density of the shadows?

I know you can use the compensating effect by lower agitation. Maybe a higher agitation with shorter dev time obtains similar highlights,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-06-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1,223
Posted By Teus
okay, HC110 looks a bit better I think. still,...

okay, HC110 looks a bit better I think.
still, my max density is too low. the highlights are too dull and the blacks are too bright. how can I increase contrast through developing?

prolonged...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-06-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1,223
Posted By Teus
thanks. I got some good other photos from last...

thanks. I got some good other photos from last summer, but technically they are flat as well.

I will now try my old bottle of HC110, supposedly it lasts forever. It should give snappy blacks and...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-06-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1,223
Posted By Teus
a few examples, with some adjustment in...

a few examples, with some adjustment in...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-06-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1,223
Posted By Teus
obtaining higher density

I've broken out the bulk roll of Polypan again, I want to snap some photos on cheap film again. I used a lot last year and I have issues obtaining a high density. I bracketed a roll of film, the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-26-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 624
Posted By Teus
buying an M2 spare rangefinder?

I dropped my M2 and the prisms separated. Viewfinder is black, yellow RF spot is still there. There's some glass shards and a screw that have gotten loose. Youxin Ye can rebuild it, but with the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-25-2009
Replies: 362
Views: 118,839
Posted By Teus
35mm biogon. my 50mm summicron is barely getting...

35mm biogon.
my 50mm summicron is barely getting any use these days :angel:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3354/3656798690_06d6f70978_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thijsd/3656798690/)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-27-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 1,123
Posted By Teus
- don't buy a squeegee, they scratch easily. buy...

- don't buy a squeegee, they scratch easily. buy a high quality chamois cloth.
- you can store chemistry in many things. I recommend bottles with rubber seals on the screw caps. using dark bottles...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-26-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 2,167
Posted By Teus
not enough shadow detail with XTOL, so no use in...

not enough shadow detail with XTOL, so no use in cutting times

edit: Delta 100 in FX39 looks sharp and with excellent contrast. According to this site...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-26-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 2,167
Posted By Teus
Plus-X in Paterson FX-39

How does Plus-X like the "high definition" FX39 developer?
Am looking for a fairly low-contrast developer with fine grain, XTOL 1:1 is still too contrasty.

Thanks!
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 05-17-2009
Replies: 34
Views: 2,635
Posted By Teus
I should start a new thread for this. but maybe...

I should start a new thread for this. but maybe somebody who knows my needs can tell me about cheaper scanners with bulk feed?
it's only for web resolution so I'm not very demanding.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-17-2009
Replies: 2,120
Views: 395,593
Posted By Teus
you people already have any resource for buying...

you people already have any resource for buying Kodak cine film in Europe?
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 05-14-2009
Replies: 34
Views: 2,635
Posted By Teus
aha, according to this link...

aha, according to this link (http://jumboprawn.net/jesse/cams/scanners/nikon-coolscan-4000-sa30/nikon-scanner-roll-feeder.html) the modification is very simple. my current scanner is 2 or 3 years...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 05-14-2009
Replies: 34
Views: 2,635
Posted By Teus
thanks. the v500 is affordable to me. could you...

thanks. the v500 is affordable to me. could you post a 35mm sample from the v700?


there's any coolscan with this functionality I can get used for less than 300 euro?
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 05-13-2009
Replies: 34
Views: 2,635
Posted By Teus
scanning lots of film

Sometimes I get overloaded with film, summer trip for example can easily yield a dozen rolls of film. Development is OK, but scanning in strips of 4 or 5 takes too much time with my Minolta scan dual...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 05-13-2009
Replies: 122
Views: 11,587
Posted By Teus
90mm f/2 jupiter in LTM, bought from another...

90mm f/2 jupiter in LTM, bought from another forum member. extremely scratched front lens, very flary and lowcontrast. same for the olympus RC I liked, but also had a scratched lens causing massive...
Forum: RFF Polls 05-12-2009
Replies: 220
Views: 39,682
Posted By Teus
what about shadow areas? afaik in a tight city,...

what about shadow areas?
afaik in a tight city, open areas and sunlit streets are sometimes 1stop apart. under very bright weather, large shadow areas are about 3stops below f/16
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 04-16-2009
Replies: 36
Views: 3,521
Posted By Teus
lots of punch in a small package. optics are...

lots of punch in a small package. optics are superior to the SLR optics - at cost of the range of focals you can use. seemingly higher quality and reliability than mainstream SLR equipment. improved...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 04-16-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 1,031
Posted By Teus
just like my 50/2 summicron, I bought a Heliopan...

just like my 50/2 summicron, I bought a Heliopan filter adapter to 52mm for my Biogon. no worries here :D
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 04-16-2009
Replies: 1
Views: 1,622
Posted By Teus
paterson FX-39 reclaimed my tonality

It was very nice to move to Leica and the high quality glass it comes with. Moving to T-grain film was needed if I wanted to benefit from the increased resolution, but made contrast even harder to...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-01-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 1,635
Posted By Teus
the nikkor 35-70 f/2.8 zoom is excellent.

the nikkor 35-70 f/2.8 zoom is excellent.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-01-2009
Replies: 0
Views: 508
Posted By Teus
temperature swings and camera oddities

Recently I've been shooting often in cool environments (0-5C), often going back to a warm room inside. I'm shooting my new 35mm Biogon a lot on my M2 that had a reasonably cheap CLA. My tabbed 50...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 02-19-2009
Replies: 29
Views: 1,999
Posted By Teus
I remember fiddling with Vuescan a few years ago....

I remember fiddling with Vuescan a few years ago. The tools to fine-tune exposure and the likes are still fuzzy, but now I see a use for different scanning software. The difference is clear and very...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 02-19-2009
Replies: 29
Views: 1,999
Posted By Teus
wonderful tonality. I'll further explore...

wonderful tonality.
I'll further explore scanning, I'm now fiddling with Vuescan and Silverlight. Still, pretty hard to preserve the highlights on a shot that's been overexposed by +-2 stops. with a...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 02-19-2009
Replies: 29
Views: 1,999
Posted By Teus
my scanning is good. it's just that the dynamics...

my scanning is good. it's just that the dynamics of the film are way exceeding the dynamics of my scanner. I've just tried finetuning Vuescan, it works better than the standard minolta software but...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 02-18-2009
Replies: 29
Views: 1,999
Posted By Teus
It's a minolta scan dual III, maybe I can buy...

It's a minolta scan dual III, maybe I can buy another scanner, but I don't feel that's really needed. Not spending money on a high-end scanner.

also: what happens exactly when you agitate less and...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-18-2009
Replies: 47
Views: 4,073
Posted By Teus
best deal: nikon FM a friend gave to me, I could...

best deal: nikon FM a friend gave to me, I could keep it if I had it repaired.
worst deal: paying too much for a scratched, flary 90mm f/2 LTM with loose aperture ring and stiff focus ring from...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 02-18-2009
Replies: 29
Views: 1,999
Posted By Teus
alright, I will try developing a bit longer and...

alright, I will try developing a bit longer and agitating much less. next to dilution, agitation is probably the only other thing I can do.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 02-18-2009
Replies: 29
Views: 1,999
Posted By Teus
5-6 agitations, about ten seconds every minute

5-6 agitations, about ten seconds every minute
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 02-18-2009
Replies: 29
Views: 1,999
Posted By Teus
XTOL and scanning issues

My chemistry is fresh, my quantities are right and my temperatures are monitored pretty well. My camera's have been checked, but my non-TTL exposure isn't too great (yet). I'm mostly developing in...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-17-2009
Replies: 51
Views: 7,392
Posted By Teus
oh, okay. what are the results of overexposing...

oh, okay. what are the results of overexposing the film 1, 2 or 3 stops?
your developer might have died. see if you can borrow another bottle of HC110.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-16-2009
Replies: 51
Views: 7,392
Posted By Teus
http://www.covingtoninnovations.com/hc110/ HC11...

http://www.covingtoninnovations.com/hc110/



HC110 never looked dull here. it might be too contrasty at lower dilutions.
double-check the dilution, american and euro soup have different...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 02-16-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 1,213
Posted By Teus
I like this one very...

I like this one very much:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3228/3282755104_10dcbcbf19_b.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-16-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 3,313
Posted By Teus
OT: square lens hoods are sexy. wish I could use...

OT: square lens hoods are sexy. wish I could use one, if I weren't using an adapter for my 52mm filters.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-15-2009
Replies: 362
Views: 118,839
Posted By Teus
I got my 35 ZM Biogon T*. Some words on the build...

I got my 35 ZM Biogon T*. Some words on the build quality, but I don't have a 35mm Leica to compare with. The lens isn't as pretty as my 50mm tabbed Summicron and the overall build quality feels...
Forum: RFF Polls 02-08-2009
Replies: 108
Views: 9,491
Posted By Teus
I started with a Nikon SLR, and went with a...

I started with a Nikon SLR, and went with a second mechanical body and a digital SLR. I collected the nikkor Ai primes, they were affordable and seemed more reliable and better than modern zooms....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-30-2009
Replies: 0
Views: 630
Posted By Teus
50 cron and 35 biogon shades/filters

Right now I'm shopping on FotoImpex and was thinking about picking up some accesoires for my 35mm ZM Biogon I'll be receiving soon. The official zeiss shade for 35 & 50mm doesn't seem to offer much...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-30-2009
Replies: 36
Views: 2,504
Posted By Teus
so it's confirmed you can gain about 1stop of...

so it's confirmed you can gain about 1stop of handheld shutter speed?
then I must definately get one. I often shoot at the limit - 1/15 f/2, and would be happy if my shots at 1/8 would be acceptably...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-04-2009
Replies: 25
Views: 2,108
Posted By Teus
how about a zeiss 35mm f/2 biogon?

how about a zeiss 35mm f/2 biogon?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-28-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 1,304
Posted By Teus
biogon vs 35 leica pre-asph

I'd like a used 35mm f/2 to go along with my 50mm tabbed summicron, so I can get rid of my SLR when I need a wideangle (got a Nikkor 28/2 Ai). I've been checking some reviews and comparisons. this...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-18-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 1,375
Posted By Teus
I once had this with my FM that I've dropped. so,...

I once had this with my FM that I've dropped. so, the film advance lever is totally loose but you can't release the shutter?

try pressing the button on the bottom side, that's used to release the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-27-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 694
Posted By Teus
scans (minolta dual scan III, 1410dpi) edited...

scans (minolta dual scan III, 1410dpi) edited with the GIMP, resized by irfanview (JPG resampling, 85% quality). a bit of sharpening, here and there in the GIMP
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-27-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 694
Posted By Teus
great performance at the campfire, f/2.8 &...

great performance at the campfire, f/2.8 & f/2

http://www.pbase.com/teus/image/101699694.jpg

http://www.pbase.com/teus/image/101699696.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-27-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 694
Posted By Teus
my first real M labor

The M2 with tabbed 50mm Summicron was my main workhorse this summer camp. I got to know the camera and this would be the real test for my new M system. I brought along an SLR/DSLR for action/test...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-25-2008
Replies: 44
Views: 2,947
Posted By Teus
I'm "color blind", I fail the dots test. scored a...

I'm "color blind", I fail the dots test. scored a 246 on a classic laptop TFT. especially my blue/purple hue discrimination was low.

I remember I once draw a night scene of something as a kid,...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 09-25-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 2,163
Posted By Teus
outstanding photos in this thread good tonality,...

outstanding photos in this thread good tonality, rich dynamics, no color cast. tech obsession aside, nice portraiture as well.

I'm getting better at color films (and my glass is better), and I gave...
Forum: RFF Polls 08-12-2008
Replies: 112
Views: 13,147
Posted By Teus
D3 & Leica MP

D3 & Leica MP
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-12-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 2,147
Posted By Teus
thanks Turtle, very useful. I'm mostly using a...

thanks Turtle, very useful. I'm mostly using a handheld incident light meter, or just f11 under bright sun, and I haven't been opening my aperture enough. I'll give another 5L of XTOL a chance, with...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-12-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 2,147
Posted By Teus
I used AM74 a while, its too grainy for tri-x...

I used AM74 a while, its too grainy for tri-x usually. I still got a fresh bottle around somewhere. With Fuji Acros it was way too grainy and quite contrasty
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-12-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 2,147
Posted By Teus
FX39 is second on my "to buy" list, but I'll have...

FX39 is second on my "to buy" list, but I'll have to order it. apparently its pretty sharp and gives a more classic tonality to T-grain films

thanks to the others for the good feedback. nobody tried...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-10-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 2,147
Posted By Teus
XTOL/Tmax & DD-X/Microphen

I'd like to move fully to Delta 100 & 400 for my BW needs, and I'm looking into my developing. XTOL is a nice developer, fine grained and sharp with good speed, but sometimes it's too contrasty....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-01-2008
Replies: 32
Views: 2,950
Posted By Teus
this guy has been nagging about this clunky...

this guy has been nagging about this clunky antique German brand for so long. but I had to prove him right, in the end. consider saving up for a Leica, the patience only makes it more worthwile ;-)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-30-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 904
Posted By Teus
thanks, Kim. I see this is getting reads but no...

thanks, Kim.

I see this is getting reads but no replies. anybody feels like sharing their thoughts?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-30-2008
Replies: 65
Views: 4,967
Posted By Teus
very insightful, thank you mfogiel. now I must...

very insightful, thank you mfogiel. now I must try the Zeiss glass, or find a decent comparison test.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-30-2008
Replies: 65
Views: 4,967
Posted By Teus
isn't this where taste and snobism take over?

isn't this where taste and snobism take over?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-30-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 904
Posted By Teus
A totally new feel

I feel some kind of lost, couldn't find the right forum, so I'll post here since it's the most Leica M related:

I shot film for a few years on SLR: some good primes, lots of classic grain film, many...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-30-2008
Replies: 65
Views: 4,967
Posted By Teus
The Sonnar has a little bit of focus shift, some...

The Sonnar has a little bit of focus shift, some are optimised for focusing wide open, others at f/2.8; you won't notice unless you shoot a lot at close distances. at f/1.5 it is a bit soft, but...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-30-2008
Replies: 65
Views: 4,967
Posted By Teus
hey, congratulations with the MP and welcome...

hey, congratulations with the MP and welcome aboard!

I've been in the same situation, when I was shopping for a new lens. a 50/2.5 summarit, a Zeiss planar f/2 or a Zeiss Sonnar f/1.5. In the end, I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-29-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 1,564
Posted By Teus
listening to your own music through ear- or...

listening to your own music through ear- or headsets seems like the most detached thing you canb do when photographing. feel your environment. also, shooting manual focus/exposure takes all of my...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-28-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 963
Posted By Teus
subject contrast is high - 1/125 f/11 ISO 100....

subject contrast is high - 1/125 f/11 ISO 100. I'm using a handheld Sekonic meter, incident reading. It reads quite accurately, and exposure-wise the photos don't need a lot of adjustment.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-28-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 963
Posted By Teus
interesting, thank you. Delta 400 dislikes...

interesting, thank you.

Delta 400 dislikes Rodinal, I forgot. HC-110 has an upswept curve with mostly highlight detail and less shadow detail, so it would do fine. pulling 2 stops would give you way...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-28-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 963
Posted By Teus
Delta 400 EI 100

When we were drinking some beers, and already had quite a few, I was mistaken when I was grabbing a fresh roll of Delta 100 in my bag. Now I exposed a full roll at EI100 in bright daylight...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-28-2008
Replies: 0
Views: 573
Posted By Teus
W/NW some TV event downtown

finally a chance to take street photos easily in my hometown

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3131/2585007226_2121a7469d.jpg...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-26-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 4,292
Posted By Teus
looks good, but I don't know why so many people...

looks good, but I don't know why so many people like Rodinal higher sensitivities. you might try XTOL (nicer grain/tonality), or TMAX if you like the raw grainy feeling.

PS: nice beer he's drinking,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-24-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 1,620
Posted By Teus
I looked up info on these adapters, they were all...

I looked up info on these adapters, they were all quite expensive. I thought I could give my Nikkor 28mm f/2 a try on my Leica, but for $250 I can just buy a nice VC wideangle.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-22-2008
Replies: 58
Views: 17,140
Posted By Teus
poor lens test conditions if you ask me, and the...

poor lens test conditions if you ask me, and the images are a bit on the small side. from the 3 images, I can tell the first lens has a bit of vignetting. The second or third lens are probably the...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 06-19-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 1,726
Posted By Teus
wonderful photo.

wonderful photo.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-18-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 1,140
Posted By Teus
time to get a kiev4 or something. or what earlier...

time to get a kiev4 or something. or what earlier kiev would you recommend, with better QC?
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-18-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 1,140
Posted By Teus
That's also what I thought, thanks. I just bought...

That's also what I thought, thanks. I just bought one and paid the lens with paypal. Then I noticed I was too hurried, and have bought one in Contax mount...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-18-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 1,649
Posted By Teus
there is lens contrast, brightness range and film...

there is lens contrast, brightness range and film contrast. generally, you should go with a high-contrast lens.

you should choose your film and developer then, according to the light you're working...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-18-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 1,140
Posted By Teus
Jupiter 85/135mm: what ones are best?

I'd like a couple of these in M39 mount. What ones would be the best: the pre-1965 ones with silver barrel, or should I go with a later black one?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-17-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 1,584
Posted By Teus
I don't like the last one very much, the other...

I don't like the last one very much, the other ones are nice... especially the second one is great
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-16-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 1,657
Posted By Teus
don't have it at hand, sorry. you might check...

don't have it at hand, sorry. you might check the massive dev chart. extrapolate times yourself if needed.. It's a bit grainier, yes. Most developers with standard dilution are a bit too soft to me.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-16-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 1,409
Posted By Teus
tri-x at 800 in XTOL or TMAX is great. use P3200...

tri-x at 800 in XTOL or TMAX is great. use P3200 (kodak tmz) for the real high-speed stuff.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-16-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 1,657
Posted By Teus
looks good... too bad its, ISO 320, hah. DD-X is...

looks good... too bad its, ISO 320, hah.

DD-X is great dev, but I wouldn't push neopan1600 any higher. 1:4 is OK, but I would prefer 1:9 for slightly more sharpness, less contrast (more speed) and...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-15-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 1,409
Posted By Teus
HC-110 is a developer with an upswept curve. It's...

HC-110 is a developer with an upswept curve. It's doesn't increase speed, is a bit contrastier and makes for a poor push developer. You will be much happier with XTOL for example: less grain and much...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-14-2008
Replies: 1
Views: 1,111
Posted By Teus
I had to drive to a bigger city/library to obtain...

I had to drive to a bigger city/library to obtain Winogrand: Figments From The Real World. I've seen the video and the PDF before, they're a nice introduction. You might check this book, it gives a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-06-2008
Replies: 99
Views: 6,561
Posted By Teus
I was a bit reluctant to reply first, but hey,...

I was a bit reluctant to reply first, but hey, here goes... I turn 22 next month, so I'm probably one of the youngest here.



I've been shooting for about 3 or 4 years now. I've been going through...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-04-2008
Replies: 33
Views: 3,543
Posted By Teus
hah. earlier today I was looking at a nice J9,...

hah. earlier today I was looking at a nice J9, and mailed the seller about the condition of the optics. Now I'll buy it for sure :)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-30-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 1,219
Posted By Teus
you need the tools for it. I tried taking off the...

you need the tools for it. I tried taking off the top plate of my FM's but failed so. on the net you can find repair manuals (free PDF or on peer-to-peer networks)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-28-2008
Replies: 5,596
Views: 982,799
Posted By Teus
Excellent coffee Nebuk. makes, better not have an...

Excellent coffee Nebuk. makes, better not have an RF too close to this ;)
photos taken with my 50mm Summicron V I just picked up!

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3158/2532521852_a02e0afdd1.jpg...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 05-28-2008
Replies: 49
Views: 6,405
Posted By Teus
ah, an affordable reprint. anybody knows where to...

ah, an affordable reprint. anybody knows where to get it in the EU, or do I just wait a few weeks on amazon.com..
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-28-2008
Replies: 54
Views: 4,517
Posted By Teus
M3 in good condition with a recent 50mm...

M3 in good condition with a recent 50mm summicron, or an M2 with 35mm. An M6/MP/M7 are possible as well, depending on likes and budget
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-27-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 1,650
Posted By Teus
I picked it up in Germany. Exploring the "feel"...

I picked it up in Germany. Exploring the "feel" of a totally new kind of lens and shooting style, first results are promising. last photo without any editing at...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-18-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 968
Posted By Teus
You'll lose a bit of highlight detail I think,...

You'll lose a bit of highlight detail I think, but the photo should be useable.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-16-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 1,650
Posted By Teus
50 1.2 is a Nikon F Ai, for SLR. worn and a...

50 1.2 is a Nikon F Ai, for SLR. worn and a damaged rear element (only visible, but useless, under flarys tage photography)


RON PAUL


lovely, thanks. This one has been checked and has 12 months of...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-16-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 1,650
Posted By Teus
slight haze here, only a few small scratches on...

slight haze here, only a few small scratches on the rear element (probably my fault). lens was always used with UV filter on the body, and probably never taken off the camera. Youxin can CLA it for...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-16-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 1,650
Posted By Teus
I've got the collapsible Summicron already, got...

I've got the collapsible Summicron already, got it along with my M2. It's soft at f/2 and very prone to flare, I'd now like a lens that's fairly good at f/2 with high contrast (and resolution).
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-16-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 1,650
Posted By Teus
thanks, fellow Boyscout ;) I was considering a...

thanks, fellow Boyscout ;)

I was considering a new summarit-m 50mm f/2.5 first, but a second hand 'cron would be a stop faster... and on par with the Nikkor at f/2 since new Leica glass would be...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-16-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 1,650
Posted By Teus
bump. thoughts, anyone?

bump. thoughts, anyone?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-15-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 1,650
Posted By Teus
used 50 summicron

Thinking a lot about getting a summicron, to replace my worn and slightly damaged nikkor 50mm f/1.2 Ai as lowlight lens since I never shoot wide open anyway. What should I pay attention to, and what...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-14-2008
Replies: 28
Views: 3,576
Posted By Teus
slightly offtopic: 50mm is great on my Leica for...

slightly offtopic: 50mm is great on my Leica for portraits and events, and I use my SLR's to cover the other focal lenghts and purposes. An M could be my primary camera. I'm thinking of a 50mm f/2.5...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-14-2008
Replies: 28
Views: 3,576
Posted By Teus
thanks everybody for contributing. I'll see to...

thanks everybody for contributing. I'll see to gather some info about Nikon coating. As for fast glass, I guess Nikkor lens designs haven't changed much (coating neither), and fast glass is just more...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-14-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 1,101
Posted By Teus
J3 assembly

serviced an Industar a few days ago, went smoothly. Now it was the turn of my J3, but I can't figure out how to re-assemble the helical: I can't turn the focus ring when I put the helical back in and...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-14-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 1,555
Posted By Teus
I got into touch with the national Nikon service,...

I got into touch with the national Nikon service, and they refused to sell me parts. Need to bring in my lens at a Nikon dealer. I'm wondering if I should get another used AiS since mine is only a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-13-2008
Replies: 28
Views: 3,576
Posted By Teus
have you compared it with the ZF f/1.4? I'm...

have you compared it with the ZF f/1.4?
I'm wondering if the Nikkor f/1.2, f/1.4 or the ZF gives best results at f/2-2.8. When it comes to build quality, the 1.4 AFD is no go. The ZF is modern and...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-13-2008
Replies: 28
Views: 3,576
Posted By Teus
Optical quality of MF/AF primes (Nikon)

I'm wondering, are there major differences in optical performance between the "normal" MF primes made 20-40 years ago, and current AF glass? Not taking aspherical/ED elements, cheapened optical...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-11-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 1,618
Posted By Teus
I can miss my M for a month, so I wouldn't mind...

I can miss my M for a month, so I wouldn't mind having my M2 with summicron CLA'ed for $100 in the USA by Youxin Ye. The dollar is cheap and I only need the lubing because my curtain drags at 1/500...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-09-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 1,618
Posted By Teus
how much does he ask for a basic CLA?

how much does he ask for a basic CLA?
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 05-08-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 5,057
Posted By Teus
I'm seriously considering a 50mm f/2.5, over the...

I'm seriously considering a 50mm f/2.5, over the ZM 50 1.5, as a compact go-anywhere lens on my M2. It's really great from F2.8-F8. The only disadvantage: I can't shoot in lowlight at my usual f/2....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-07-2008
Replies: 34
Views: 3,411
Posted By Teus
Is Fomapan 100/200/400 so close to the Kodak...

Is Fomapan 100/200/400 so close to the Kodak films?

It's WAY cheaper, so it could be interesting for my day-to-day shooting.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-07-2008
Replies: 34
Views: 3,411
Posted By Teus
easiest question ever: Plus-X, ISO 125 :D If...

easiest question ever: Plus-X, ISO 125 :D
If you like something in-between, check the Double-X thread (ISO 200)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-05-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 1,427
Posted By Teus
Neopan has a true ISO of about 1000. That's less...

Neopan has a true ISO of about 1000. That's less in HC110, and more in a push dev.

Try Microphen. Check your negatives, can you tell if your exposures were consistant and good?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-04-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 1,427
Posted By Teus
exposures are a bit off. Try a push-dev like...

exposures are a bit off. Try a push-dev like DD-X, Microphen, XTOL or TMAX, they'll give better contrast and shadow detail.

I like HC110 a lot, but not for pushing. it did work well, for like Tri-X...
Forum: Olympus RF 04-29-2008
Replies: 26
Views: 3,043
Posted By Teus
mediocre/halfempty batteries might make the fire...

mediocre/halfempty batteries might make the fire not shutter. as you said, watch out with the clamshell.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-29-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 1,612
Posted By Teus
big mistake I made myself for a long while: some...

big mistake I made myself for a long while: some devs are made for pushing, others not.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-28-2008
Replies: 90
Views: 13,057
Posted By Teus
OK, I want a lens that's sharp through all...

OK, I want a lens that's sharp through all apertures. Zeiss glass would have some issues with this, especially with the softness wide open. also, focus shift is quite bad, I just stumbled upon this...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-28-2008
Replies: 90
Views: 13,057
Posted By Teus
I know little about how lenses draw. would you...

I know little about how lenses draw. would you know where I can find samples, showing how the lenses draw the same scene differently?

further, ZM 50 f2 is 700 euro. the Leica Summicron is 1400 euro....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-28-2008
Replies: 90
Views: 13,057
Posted By Teus
well yeah, I don't mind changing films now and...

well yeah, I don't mind changing films now and then. I shoot ISO 100 outdoors by day, and change to whatever high ISO film indoors. I got two decent SLR cameras as well, along with diverse glass, for...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-28-2008
Replies: 90
Views: 13,057
Posted By Teus
Summarit-M series

A new series of glass for the M-mount, I can't find a lot of information about them on the net. Last saturday I was (un)fortunate enough to meet a Leica sales promotor again at my local shop. I...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-23-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 1,555
Posted By Teus
Indeed, AiS. I forgot for a moment they're still...

Indeed, AiS. I forgot for a moment they're still making it. Thanks!
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-22-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 1,555
Posted By Teus
Nikkor 50mm f/1.2 parts?

I need a new rear element for my 50mm f/1.2. Damaged lenses are probably extremely rare on Ebay (like when front element is busted). I doubt very much if any official Nikon repair center would be...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 04-16-2008
Replies: 57
Views: 3,730
Posted By Teus
skin tones look OK. the last photos has a bit the...

skin tones look OK. the last photos has a bit the "orange" feeling C41 films have, but it's fairly OK here. I might get to appreciate this.

I'll get some Kodak 100UC to try. keep suggestions coming...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 04-16-2008
Replies: 57
Views: 3,730
Posted By Teus
got my roll of 160VC processed. exposed the film...

got my roll of 160VC processed. exposed the film with my new light meter. learning now how to properly incident meter, exciting!

160VC isn't as forgiving like Reala, and is pretty wonky when colors...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 04-15-2008
Replies: 57
Views: 3,730
Posted By Teus
I'll think about this, and try some other films...

I'll think about this, and try some other films first. There's also the strange colors the film has: faces go reddish quickly, and it would involve specific editing again to get this right
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 04-14-2008
Replies: 57
Views: 3,730
Posted By Teus
beautiful colors. did you give them any...

beautiful colors. did you give them any correction?
I'm scanning with a Minolta scan dual III. The black and white it scans is great. Only sometimes, flatly litten stuff with certain combinations...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-14-2008
Replies: 24
Views: 2,017
Posted By Teus
it's just a bit awkward because your post could...

it's just a bit awkward because your post could be taken seriously..
but well, as you say, it's sometimes hard to interpret stuff like this on forums..

excellent joke nonetheless, it must work out...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-14-2008
Replies: 24
Views: 2,017
Posted By Teus
hahahah, oh wow. way to go for wrong information...

hahahah, oh wow. way to go for wrong information :eek:

Many friend & family snapshots I see from japan are with the V-sign, just how people over here do things when they don't know how to pose. Your...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 04-14-2008
Replies: 57
Views: 3,730
Posted By Teus
OK, got my reala. EI 50 helps a bit, but results...

OK, got my reala. EI 50 helps a bit, but results are fairly poor to my eyes. low sharpness and I can't get tonality right, even with editing. I probably need some modern glass: the old collapsible...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 04-13-2008
Replies: 57
Views: 3,730
Posted By Teus
hah, looks like we got a lot of the same...

hah, looks like we got a lot of the same equipment. photos look OK to me, the second having a strange color cast.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 04-13-2008
Replies: 57
Views: 3,730
Posted By Teus
good colors, not too much of a color cast, skin...

good colors, not too much of a color cast, skin tones look OK to me. what tech details?



oh, sorry, I even don't know myself. Fuji would be a bit too neutral and cold balanced, and maybe kodak...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 04-13-2008
Replies: 57
Views: 3,730
Posted By Teus
maybe another brand works better for me.

maybe another brand works better for me.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 04-12-2008
Replies: 57
Views: 3,730
Posted By Teus
ahaa! this could explain my murky tonality and...

ahaa!
this could explain my murky tonality and grain
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-12-2008
Replies: 21
Views: 1,757
Posted By Teus
ahaa, very useful to know. I'll quote this in my...

ahaa, very useful to know. I'll quote this in my "make me appreciate color film" thread. maybe my color negs looked so poor because they were exposed accurately
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 04-11-2008
Replies: 57
Views: 3,730
Posted By Teus
iso800 is far too grainy for me. I already...

iso800 is far too grainy for me. I already struggle with low-iso color films because the grain is quite murky


it's my pleasure if you liked the set. its from the 2007 World jamboree, when we...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 04-11-2008
Replies: 57
Views: 3,730
Posted By Teus
ahaa! colors seem very poppy. is this because...

ahaa!
colors seem very poppy. is this because your photos are often with parts deep in the shadows, or in backlight? you edit your scans a lot?

this is how my photos often are:...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 04-11-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 1,454
Posted By Teus
looks very rich, I'll try some of it. compare it...

looks very rich, I'll try some of it. compare it to Tri-X at EI 800/1600 in XTOL/TMAX :)
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 04-11-2008
Replies: 57
Views: 3,730
Posted By Teus
make me appreciate color film

okay, this is going to be a bit of a long shot. I've been shooting B&W negative film for a few years now, and start to know my way around films, developers and light.. so I can have my photos the way...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-09-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 3,380
Posted By Teus
microphen gives a little bit more speed than...

microphen gives a little bit more speed than DD-X. now it's just up to you, whether you prefer liquid or powder developer.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-08-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 3,380
Posted By Teus
I've got a bottle of DD-X here, liked it pretty...

I've got a bottle of DD-X here, liked it pretty much. Too bad it's very expensive, lasts only 3-6months, and I opened it before leaving on a 4month trip.

Delta 3200 in DD-X EI 1600:...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-08-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 3,380
Posted By Teus
http://www.pbase.com/teus/image/71826374 http://ww...

http://www.pbase.com/teus/image/71826374
http://www.pbase.com/teus/image/71826753
delta 3200 in rodinal

http://www.pbase.com/teus/image/71960634
probably Tri-x at 1600 in HC-110.

Neither HC-110 nor...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-07-2008
Replies: 28
Views: 2,512
Posted By Teus
My father had a large stock of paper left from 10...

My father had a large stock of paper left from 10 years ago, including some A4 sized paper. Blacks aren't really deep on the paper, but it works fine for contacts. Very nice to store contacts along...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-07-2008
Replies: 27
Views: 2,411
Posted By Teus
good to hear that XTOL works nicely as well. I...

good to hear that XTOL works nicely as well. I got to understand more about shadow detail and film speed.


Tried a roll of Delta 100 in Amaloco AM50 link, boosted background contrast...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-02-2008
Replies: 27
Views: 2,411
Posted By Teus
I just compared the log-density curves of plus-x,...

I just compared the log-density curves of plus-x, delta100 and TMX. delta 100 and TMX have a short toe and zero shoulder, plus-x has a longer toe and shoulder. comparing TMX and plus-x is easiest...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-02-2008
Replies: 27
Views: 2,411
Posted By Teus
I can't interpret all the charts too well. If I...

I can't interpret all the charts too well. If I understand you correctly, such films have short toe/shoulder. That makes them more contrasty and less forgiving?

When I read the TMAX dataseet, it...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-02-2008
Replies: 27
Views: 2,411
Posted By Teus
XTOL seems to be the solution. I'll see how it...

XTOL seems to be the solution. I'll see how it compares to TMAX, likely I'll keep Tmax dev for pushing.. probably more shadow detail along with the increased grain


when do you use D76, and when do...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-02-2008
Replies: 27
Views: 2,411
Posted By Teus
good to know I'm not the only one that feels like...

good to know I'm not the only one that feels like this. I do like TMAX film for pushing film though, P3200 is great.

I'll see how my Delta turns out then. In the meanwhile, I'll re-read the pages at...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-01-2008
Replies: 27
Views: 2,411
Posted By Teus
really... sounds pretty odd, got a link to...

really... sounds pretty odd, got a link to this?

I wonder why all the different developers exist then. I'll think about it, what grain & speed developers give, regardless of their tonality. some...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-01-2008
Replies: 27
Views: 2,411
Posted By Teus
got a link for me? can't find it on shutterbug

got a link for me? can't find it on shutterbug
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-01-2008
Replies: 27
Views: 2,411
Posted By Teus
Tmax & Xtol

I've been an HC110 addict for quite some time: nice snappy highlights, full tonality (when well exposed), long lifetime and very cheap. Now I want to go try T-grain films & developers with an s-curve...
Forum: Off Topic 03-24-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 1,526
Posted By Teus
Manual, just like my photography and operating...

Manual, just like my photography and operating system, it's me who's in control of the system. Never driven an automatic before (since they are rare around here), the whole idea of an automatic seems...
Forum: 2008 Street Photos 03-23-2008
Replies: 115
Views: 15,235
Posted By Teus
Lovely, I'll contribute for sure.

Lovely, I'll contribute for sure.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-23-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 1,151
Posted By Teus
I feel with the Britons. Last summer I was...

I feel with the Britons.
Last summer I was photographer at the Scouts Jamboree in Hylands park. I know you need some rules to manage 40 000 people, but the British their rules were horribly...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-21-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 871
Posted By Teus
that's very kind of you Tom. Would a nice...

that's very kind of you Tom. Would a nice trappist beer be fine as well? ;-)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-21-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 871
Posted By Teus
ordering M2/M3 flash adapters in Europe?

I've seen M2/M3 flash to PC sync adapters on American Ebay and Adorama/B&H, but shipping to Europe would cost more than the adapter itself. Anybody knows where I can get them in Europe?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-20-2008
Replies: 2,120
Views: 395,593
Posted By Teus
sounds okay, thanks. let's see how much shipping...

sounds okay, thanks. let's see how much shipping is then..
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-20-2008
Replies: 2,120
Views: 395,593
Posted By Teus
Interesting thread. Sorry for not reading the...

Interesting thread. Sorry for not reading the entire thread since it's long, I just want to give this film a try myself: this might seem to be a source of good, and very cheap film.

I'd like to...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 03-13-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 1,325
Posted By Teus
I'm using such paper my father bought over ten...

I'm using such paper my father bought over ten years ago. No base fog, but the paper needs really hard filters. My negs, optimised for scanning, print well on gradation 4. Now gradation 7 doesn't cut...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-10-2008
Replies: 138
Views: 18,679
Posted By Teus
I've shot a few years with a Nikon FM and...

I've shot a few years with a Nikon FM and collected glass, it's now one year I got my D200 and shot a lot with it since I did a lot of travelling and events. A while ago I started shooting BW film...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-09-2008
Replies: 22
Views: 1,015
Posted By Teus
:-) We had fun this morning with the kids. I've...

:-)

We had fun this morning with the kids. I've never seen my Tri-x this crisp!

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3051/2321228565_fffea7fa10_o.jpg (http://flickr.com/photos/thijsd/2321228565/)
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 03-06-2008
Replies: 372
Views: 99,205
Posted By Teus
now I'm set again with classic grain films, take...

now I'm set again with classic grain films, take my time to explore t-grain films first. heck, they never can go as cheap as these classic grain films:

2 x Kodak PLUS-X-PAN 135-3610 Filme (KPX1011P)...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-06-2008
Replies: 28
Views: 2,512
Posted By Teus
yeah, that's great. I got a nice dSLR with macro...

yeah, that's great. I got a nice dSLR with macro lens to shoot it. I'll see what works best, making contact sheets is charming (store it along with film sheets), but I don't want to waste too much...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 03-06-2008
Replies: 372
Views: 99,205
Posted By Teus
wow, that's a lot cheaper than B&H :eek:

wow, that's a lot cheaper than B&H :eek:
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-06-2008
Replies: 28
Views: 2,512
Posted By Teus
might be an idea as well. for <100 you can find a...

might be an idea as well. for <100 you can find a scanner and printer these days, and I don't really scan/print otherwise
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-06-2008
Replies: 28
Views: 2,512
Posted By Teus
well, yeah. I might look into making contact...

well, yeah. I might look into making contact sheets.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-06-2008
Replies: 28
Views: 2,512
Posted By Teus
Scanning: wow, what a pain

Shooting takes concentration and time but is rewarding; developing is a 20-40 minute job but is fun; scanning film strips of 6 frames is bothersome. I wanted a quicker workflow, either by selection...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-06-2008
Replies: 22
Views: 1,015
Posted By Teus
/me waves at maddoc I got Pbase as well, for...

/me waves at maddoc

I got Pbase as well, for sharing full galleries with the people I shoot: http://www.pbase.com/teus/
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-06-2008
Replies: 22
Views: 1,015
Posted By Teus
on other forums I don't get too much feedback......

on other forums I don't get too much feedback... maybe the audience of my own age is too young. oh well, I'm surprised I get this much feedback. when more good photos crop up, I can keep posting them...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-05-2008
Replies: 22
Views: 1,015
Posted By Teus
thanks for the kind feedback everybody...

thanks for the kind feedback everybody :angel:


you are salmonpink?
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-05-2008
Replies: 67
Views: 3,386
Posted By Teus
Good food for thought. You can capture a person...

Good food for thought. You can capture a person expressing an emotion, or you can have the photo convey an emotion: they don't have to express the same. Generally I don't consider this when...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-05-2008
Replies: 22
Views: 1,015
Posted By Teus
yep, it's the Leica feeling

coincidentally, the photographers that learnt me about shooting, developing, editing and the likes, turned out to like the Leica M-series very much. Only when my local photography store became...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 03-04-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 1,812
Posted By Teus
thanks Brian, I'll send the J-3 back and ask for...

thanks Brian, I'll send the J-3 back and ask for a pre-1965 replacement in good condition. There's something wrong in the assembly alright, but now I wouldn't know how to track down the problem

I'll...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 03-03-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 1,812
Posted By Teus
focusing at infinity is totally blurry, there's...

focusing at infinity is totally blurry, there's something terribly wrong with the J-3 alright. let's see if the russian ebayer refunds my shipping costs if I need to send the J-3 back, he really...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 03-03-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 1,812
Posted By Teus
I'm checking your disassembly PDF. the shim ring...

I'm checking your disassembly PDF. the shim ring is about 1,5-2mm thick.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 03-03-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 1,812
Posted By Teus
ah, looks like its not that uncommon. I'll...

ah, looks like its not that uncommon. I'll contact the seller and see if he can replace it. the screws and rings on the J-3 have some wear, so it's possibly somebody disassembled it and failed to...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 03-02-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 1,812
Posted By Teus
I gave that page a read earlier today, it...

I gave that page a read earlier today, it describes a focus offset of a few centimeters. as I said, I can live with that, but if you check my photos you will see the offset is way greater.

maybe the...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 03-02-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 1,812
Posted By Teus
jupiter-3 + LTM adapter: total failure

I've bought a jupiter-3 from 1962 in fairly good condition and tried it on my M2 with a noname LTM 50-75mm adapter. Through the weekend I photographed extensively with it. I know the QC on the lens...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-28-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 954
Posted By Teus
I've had a Kiev 4 in my hands yesterday, camera...

I've had a Kiev 4 in my hands yesterday, camera in very good condition. shutter was very noisy too, probably not much you can do about that
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-27-2008
Replies: 7,540
Views: 3,866,435
Posted By Teus
Graduated from college and enslaved in society, I...

Graduated from college and enslaved in society, I wanted to buy a classic Leica (and my first as well). I'm getting the Jupiter-3 50mm f/1.5 later this week. This should be a modest but nice setup,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-25-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 2,291
Posted By Teus
I've tried DD-X and liked it, but it's hopelessly...

I've tried DD-X and liked it, but it's hopelessly expensive and only lasts for 3 months. I found out I still had some TMAX developer from 18 months ago: it stinks with any normal EI (too flat), but...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-24-2008
Replies: 60
Views: 2,872
Posted By Teus
Leica coming soon here, now happy with a couple...

Leica coming soon here, now happy with a couple of FM's and a D200.

I like Plus-x and Tri-X, Velvia and TMAX3200 for high sensitivity. still exploring TMAX films in general, their grain and tonality...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-22-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 858
Posted By Teus
D200 user here, they go very cheaply since the...

D200 user here, they go very cheaply since the D300. The layout of the D300 resembles the D200 for 95%, most functionality has stayed the same. the biggest differences are a bigger screen, improved...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-12-2008
Replies: 67
Views: 3,811
Posted By Teus
When I went on summer camp with my father's Nikon...

When I went on summer camp with my father's Nikon FM, 50mm f/1.2 and 2 rolls of BW film, almost three years ago. Never having used an SLR or manual camera, most photos were good. Recently I started...
Forum: RFF Polls 01-28-2008
Replies: 75
Views: 5,444
Posted By Teus
in a Rolleicord I bought, there's a roll of...

in a Rolleicord I bought, there's a roll of Ektachrome, E-4 process IIRC. no clue what I should do with it..
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 01-28-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 5,594
Posted By Teus
Ah, nice. PM me if you want, I can provide you...

Ah, nice. PM me if you want, I can provide you HTTP hosting instead of that dreaded rapidshare
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 01-27-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 1,352
Posted By Teus
More something for offtopic, right? anyway, I...

More something for offtopic, right?

anyway, I had a good laugh with this. film vs digital discussions, usually between neglegent amateurs, are horrible.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 01-26-2008
Replies: 95
Views: 7,444
Posted By Teus
ah, thank you for pointing it out. we were...

ah, thank you for pointing it out. we were uncertain about this, but couldn't get it right.


oh, you might try VLC or mplayer to watch it.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 01-24-2008
Replies: 95
Views: 7,444
Posted By Teus
Ah. It was likely there was some kind of...

Ah. It was likely there was some kind of translation around, but now I know. It's legal to freely share this fragment for educational uses, please don't let this derail the thread. Translating this...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 01-24-2008
Replies: 95
Views: 7,444
Posted By Teus
Contacts - Henri Cartier Bresson

A friend of me, that doesn't speak French himself, passed me a French documentary on HCB. The movie goes through his contact sheets, while HCB talks and explains his photography. It's very technical,...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-17-2007
Replies: 31
Views: 4,869
Posted By Teus
sorry for that, I just found it was the right...

sorry for that, I just found it was the right thread to bump :D

interesting with the HC-110 replenisher, but I won't try it now. how does HC-110 react to higher temperatures, otherwise?
27 minutes...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-17-2007
Replies: 31
Views: 4,869
Posted By Teus
based on the info here, I gave it a try. Dilution...

based on the info here, I gave it a try. Dilution B made Tri-x look muddy, dilution E was quite nice. diluting 1:100 makes it sharp enough, but more grainy I think. still have to compare a...
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