Go Back   Rangefinderforum.com > Search Forums

Showing results 1 to 199 of 786
Search took 6.29 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: JChrome
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-03-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 676
Posted By JChrome
Tell me about it! It’s the pits :-) Sent...

Tell me about it! It’s the pits :-)


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-23-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 856
Posted By JChrome
I’ve also seriously considered the...

I’ve also seriously considered the N1.

Long of the short of it is - I fell in head over heels love with the Contax G2 45mm lens. But when I shoot my toddler, there aren’t enough...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-10-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 1,130
Posted By JChrome
SWC 903 6x6 and biogon alternative

The SWC is a fine camera. A joy to use. The viewfinder with the bubble level is perfectly engineered. The shutter is smooth as butter and the lens is stellar.

I sold her to move further into large...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-06-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 4,511
Posted By JChrome
Your favourite photo of 2018 (taken by you), and why

2018 was the year my daughter turned 1. Many of my photos of the streets and subways of NYC turned happily to her. But sometimes, when I have a camera around my neck and I am out and about, I manage...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-06-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 4,511
Posted By JChrome
This is excellent! Sent from my iPhone using...

This is excellent!

Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-29-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,489
Posted By JChrome
Excellent shot. I think if Mamiya made an 80...

Excellent shot.

I think if Mamiya made an 80 F2.8 it would be massive to the point where it wouldn’t be fun to haul around. The Pentax can be made at 2.4 more easily because there’s no...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-07-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 857
Posted By JChrome
Is this the 3d printed battery pack with the 3 AA...

Is this the 3d printed battery pack with the 3 AA LiOn 700mah batteries? I just recently got one and mine is a bit faulty... also I am disappointed that each battery is 700mah when you can find those...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-05-2018
Replies: 304
Views: 12,110
Posted By JChrome
Instead of the Hassy SWC, go with a Rollei 6008...

Instead of the Hassy SWC, go with a Rollei 6008 and Schneider 40mm F3.5. But I thought you already had the SWC (unless you’ve mentioned elsewhere you sold it).

If memory serves you live in a...
Forum: RFF News 11-30-2017
Replies: 85
Views: 6,855
Posted By JChrome
Great quote. And great work. Question: will it...

Great quote.

And great work. Question: will it work with Tapatalk? If the mobile UX is much better then I’d abandon the app. I think they probably take a cut on the ad revenue.
Forum: Travel 10-30-2017
Replies: 18
Views: 1,766
Posted By JChrome
Here's the first...

Here's the first post:

https://stillthrill.com/2015/01/22/indian-christmas-part-i-mumbai/amp/

I have a few other posts that are from Sri Lanka and India on my site.

I loved Mumbai, Kerala and...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 10-25-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 2,805
Posted By JChrome
Yep those universals are great cameras. I own...

Yep those universals are great cameras. I own most of the lenses including the 50, 75, and 100 F2.8.

But that lomo back needs to be modified in order to fit. It won't fit by default. Did you modify...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 10-25-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 2,805
Posted By JChrome
Was this purchased off of eBay? Those things are...

Was this purchased off of eBay? Those things are ludicrously expensive.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Forum: Off Topic 10-05-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 567
Posted By JChrome
I am very much obsessed with John Chiara's work....

I am very much obsessed with John Chiara's work. He too uses a trailer built into a camera.

http://www.johnchiara.com/


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-04-2017
Replies: 1
Views: 1,049
Posted By JChrome
AI Powered Cameras

A fairly interesting description of Googles new camera, Clips is here:

https://techcrunch.com/2017/10/04/the-hard-tech-behind-googles-simple-clips-camera/

The synopsis is that it will automatically...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-20-2017
Replies: 31
Views: 1,639
Posted By JChrome
Your suppositories are that big?? :eek: Sent...

Your suppositories are that big??

:eek:


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 09-09-2017
Replies: 108
Views: 5,875
Posted By JChrome
+1. Making Youtube videos about photography is...

+1. Making Youtube videos about photography is not photography. Posting on your blog is not photography. It does speak to the evolving definition of what makes a "photographer". But I think the...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 09-09-2017
Replies: 108
Views: 5,875
Posted By JChrome
I took his comment to be sarcasm. But I guess he...

I took his comment to be sarcasm. But I guess he can clarify.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-02-2017
Replies: 100
Views: 6,139
Posted By JChrome
Are those organic? Where I come from, beefsteaks...

Are those organic? Where I come from, beefsteaks won't get that big unless their GMO.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-29-2017
Replies: 100
Views: 6,139
Posted By JChrome
Some excellent work here and great stories. I...

Some excellent work here and great stories.

I think my favorite shot was taken in Komodo, Indonesia. I stayed aboard a little skiff there captained by a salty old Brit for about a week in 2011....
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-15-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 749
Posted By JChrome
Thanks for the link! Looks great. I like the last...

Thanks for the link! Looks great. I like the last image in the print section as well.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 03-30-2017
Replies: 40
Views: 9,822
Posted By JChrome
I'll PM you about it.

I'll PM you about it.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-28-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 1,774
Posted By JChrome
Flattered this is getting some use :-). Could...

Flattered this is getting some use :-).

Could you tell us what the problem is? I've never seen inside the lens assembly/shutter but aside from that, most things are accessible after the top plate is...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 03-13-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 3,487
Posted By JChrome
You can print it using laser scintering printing....

You can print it using laser scintering printing. Finer grained and you can't see the striations.

But a plastic helical wouldn't hold up well. Get a metal one off of eBay.

Does the 58mm look good...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-10-2017
Replies: 160
Views: 7,873
Posted By JChrome
I'm fascinated about the notion of "exploitation"...

I'm fascinated about the notion of "exploitation" in photography. If a homeless person is in a photograph, how could that impact the quality of "exploitation" inherent within the photo? If a person...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-09-2017
Replies: 104
Views: 8,197
Posted By JChrome
Nice write up. Two points I would add: 1) A...

Nice write up.

Two points I would add:

1) A lens dedicated to 6x4.5 can* have a smaller image circle than one dedicated to 6x6. This does make a difference for some systems.

2) Medium format is...
Forum: Optics Theory - 03-07-2017
Replies: 104
Views: 30,852
Posted By JChrome
Right on the money. You're blessed that you get...

Right on the money. You're blessed that you get to go every year!
Forum: Optics Theory - 03-06-2017
Replies: 104
Views: 30,852
Posted By JChrome
Considering that we're describing something...

Considering that we're describing something subjective, it's difficult to really prove it per se. But as others have said there are a lot of factors. Separation between foreground and background...
Forum: Optics Theory - 03-06-2017
Replies: 104
Views: 30,852
Posted By JChrome
It's definitely in the lighting. But there's...

It's definitely in the lighting. But there's something about the way medium and large format lenses render which give them more of a 3D look to me.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-01-2017
Replies: 104
Views: 8,197
Posted By JChrome
Generally I would agree it's not for street. But...

Generally I would agree it's not for street. But sometimes one is blessed with an RZ in their hands and a great moment to...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 02-25-2017
Replies: 40
Views: 9,822
Posted By JChrome
It will cover a full 4x5 if stopped down. I've...

It will cover a full 4x5 if stopped down.

I've yet to test the 127mm on 4x5.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-16-2017
Replies: 79
Views: 4,079
Posted By JChrome
Everything you mentioned sounds absolutely...

Everything you mentioned sounds absolutely optimal. Except for the dirty window part but he's not blowing this image up either.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-15-2017
Replies: 18
Views: 1,886
Posted By JChrome
Or the sad state of people's perceptions of...

Or the sad state of people's perceptions of journalism.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-14-2017
Replies: 1,673
Views: 426,966
Posted By JChrome
Interesting. I used the WLV a lot on my 67 (the...

Interesting. I used the WLV a lot on my 67 (the prism is very heavy). But I rarely used it without holding it up to my eye. Do you compose the image and focus without bringing it to your eye? If you...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-28-2017
Replies: 168
Views: 9,738
Posted By JChrome
It also doesn't make digital any less authentic...

It also doesn't make digital any less authentic which is also my main point. It may seem intuitive to you that tangibility and authenticity have something to do with each other, but that's just not...
Forum: RFF News 01-27-2017
Replies: 32
Views: 4,544
Posted By JChrome
".com" is still the most popular top level...

".com" is still the most popular top level domain. But since they've opened it up, it won't stay that way forever. Now you can buy "JohnSmith.camera" or "JohnSmith.xxx" (for those exotic John...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-27-2017
Replies: 168
Views: 9,738
Posted By JChrome
Please do. I'd love to see some shots of Angkor...

Please do. I'd love to see some shots of Angkor Wat. I never made it to Cambodia but I wanted to.

I went to Jakarta in 2011 and met up with some fellas that were film fanatics (loved Leicas /...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-27-2017
Replies: 168
Views: 9,738
Posted By JChrome
It pains me to say it, but Museum's don't care...

It pains me to say it, but Museum's don't care about my preference of briefs over boxers. I've spoken with curators, docents, patrons and even up to director level. They just can't appreciate the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-26-2017
Replies: 168
Views: 9,738
Posted By JChrome
Wow. In 2003 the market peaked at a billion rolls...

Wow. In 2003 the market peaked at a billion rolls and now the market is 19 million. That's still bigger than I expected. 5% growth every year isn't bad either.

I really wonder how many more folks...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-26-2017
Replies: 168
Views: 9,738
Posted By JChrome
Seeing Film Everywhere

Thanks for clarifying. So I take it that that "authentic link between time, place, and people" must be a small photograph on acetate which a human can perceive without viewing on a computer? Seems a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-25-2017
Replies: 5,545
Views: 490,503
Posted By JChrome
The Subway...

The Subway...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-25-2017
Replies: 168
Views: 9,738
Posted By JChrome
And yet, I am still completely unconvinced...

And yet, I am still completely unconvinced :)

Two main points I think and forgive me for getting philosophical:

1) You focus on "where that tangibility exists it provides an authentic link between...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-25-2017
Replies: 168
Views: 9,738
Posted By JChrome
Is the negative the photograph? gns mentioned it...

Is the negative the photograph?

gns mentioned it as well. But if I followed this line of thought, I would go to a gallery of Winograd's work, shake my fists and claim, "The photo paper was not at...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 01-25-2017
Replies: 69
Views: 11,835
Posted By JChrome
I just hold the box. It's not ergonomic at all...

I just hold the box. It's not ergonomic at all but it works.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-25-2017
Replies: 168
Views: 9,738
Posted By JChrome
Of note, I only shoot film. That's just an...

Of note, I only shoot film. That's just an aside.

I too would like to know how a digital camera can take a photo without being there.

In regards to the point about "touching negatives"... sounds...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-24-2017
Replies: 168
Views: 9,738
Posted By JChrome
I thought the only way to confirm this was to get...

I thought the only way to confirm this was to get anecdotal evidence from a film developer. I went to LTI light side on 30th street tonight. He said that demand is higher than he's seen in awhile....
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 01-24-2017
Replies: 69
Views: 11,835
Posted By JChrome
Any Mamiya Press users here?

I also don't use the handle. It's really ergonomic but the weight of the system stops me from using it.

Could you let me know more about the custom back? What is custom about it and how did you make...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-23-2017
Replies: 168
Views: 9,738
Posted By JChrome
Very cool. I think I wasn't there during that...

Very cool. I think I wasn't there during that time. I was there over MLK weekend and a few days after. No rain nor thunder. The night we left (Wednesday evening) it started to rain. We were there for...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-22-2017
Replies: 168
Views: 9,738
Posted By JChrome
I have a niece that's now 8 years old and only...

I have a niece that's now 8 years old and only recently shows interest in my film cameras. I put my F3 on auto mode, tell her to focus the camera and let her have at it. She really liked it. I hope...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-22-2017
Replies: 168
Views: 9,738
Posted By JChrome
Seeing Film Everywhere

Just got back from a trip to Palm Springs, CA. What I saw was very encouraging for film users.

First we started at the Ace Hotel. There was a motorcycle party (people brought their bikes and showed...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-15-2017
Replies: 203
Views: 17,695
Posted By JChrome
And in other surprising news, vinyl records are...

And in other surprising news, vinyl records are coming back in a big way:

http://www.varietynewsclub.com/2017/01/vinyl-on-track-to-become-billion-dollar.html
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-09-2017
Replies: 203
Views: 17,695
Posted By JChrome
I'm ok with you being not-wrong :-) Sent from...

I'm ok with you being not-wrong :-)


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 01-09-2017
Replies: 18
Views: 2,455
Posted By JChrome
I don't think the chemicals need time to warm....

I don't think the chemicals need time to warm. You should fully test out the camera. I'm really certain it's not the film from your description. Make sure the shutter fires correctly. Are the rollers...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 01-08-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 994
Posted By JChrome
According to the Ebony Lens Table...

According to the Ebony Lens Table list:

http://www.ebonycamera.com/articles/lenses.html

The Schneider 47mm XL has a much larger image circle than the Rodenstock 45 or 55. But you may have other...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 01-07-2017
Replies: 18
Views: 2,455
Posted By JChrome
Surprised. Every issue I've had has been my own...

Surprised. Every issue I've had has been my own fault and never problems with expired film.

Sounds more like a camera problem than a film one.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-07-2017
Replies: 76
Views: 5,568
Posted By JChrome
Yea I'm also going to cast some skepticism on...

Yea I'm also going to cast some skepticism on this figure. I can load 4 strips of 6 frames into my v700 and it will automatically scan them all in about 30 minutes or less. I've migrated to the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-05-2017
Replies: 203
Views: 17,695
Posted By JChrome
I wonder if the primary motivation for this was...

I wonder if the primary motivation for this was demand or if they came up with a new manufacturing process which made it more economical for them to produce.

I would imagine those massive machines...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 12-22-2016
Replies: 42
Views: 4,390
Posted By JChrome
Interesting idea. Like leaf springs on a 78'...

Interesting idea. Like leaf springs on a 78' Blazer. Anyway I suspect that longer term compression of said springs might deform them as well. Plastic isn't always the best solution. But I'll give...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 12-22-2016
Replies: 42
Views: 4,390
Posted By JChrome
Depends on the software you use. 123d Design is...

Depends on the software you use. 123d Design is easy and free. I highly recommend it.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Forum: DIYS Modifications 12-21-2016
Replies: 42
Views: 4,390
Posted By JChrome
Of note - I'm using laser scintering for my cold...

Of note - I'm using laser scintering for my cold shoe printing and not extrusion so maybe the ABS plastic is better. But I suspect all of them have this problem.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Forum: DIYS Modifications 12-21-2016
Replies: 42
Views: 4,390
Posted By JChrome
I've found that the female cold shoe will lose...

I've found that the female cold shoe will lose its "springiness" over time. I've 3D printed and used some cold shoes. If you leave the male part within it for some time, the plastic gets stretched...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 12-20-2016
Replies: 69
Views: 11,835
Posted By JChrome
That's a great setup. I've got many of those...

That's a great setup. I've got many of those lenses. Never used the 65mm but I'd like to. One problem with the 250 F5 is focusing it at close distance. It's a lovey lens but I can never nail the...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 12-15-2016
Replies: 336
Views: 81,525
Posted By JChrome
Designing a new film scanner; need your help

Love all of the positivity of this thread and the DIY spirit.

Quejai, excellent work! I just wanted to mention, if you haven't heard of Hackaday, it's a great site that I think you'd be interested...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-15-2016
Replies: 185
Views: 23,779
Posted By JChrome
My MP is amazing. But I'm still buying MF...

My MP is amazing. But I'm still buying MF equipment


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 12-12-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 2,438
Posted By JChrome
Well... it's really done by now. B&H no longer...

Well... it's really done by now. B&H no longer has it nor any major retailer. Only eBay and random sellers on Amazon who are asking egregious prices. I think I was waiting for some announcement that...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-06-2016
Replies: 72
Views: 4,340
Posted By JChrome
I would only recommend selling if it will turn...

I would only recommend selling if it will turn into something else, a nice trip or some other excuse to use your cameras.

I'm also unsure what the dynamic is like with your kids/grandkids. Knowing...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 12-03-2016
Replies: 3
Views: 833
Posted By JChrome
I'm unsure of the size of the image circle...

I'm unsure of the size of the image circle produced by Nikon lenses but I am doubtful they will cover the panoramic mode at infinity.

The diameter of the image circle would need to be over 60mm to...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 12-02-2016
Replies: 52
Views: 11,272
Posted By JChrome
I noticed on the instax wide back how there's a...

I noticed on the instax wide back how there's a little "notch" which pushes the film up and into the rollers. I didn't see that in your Flickr pics. This is an awesome project


Sent from my iPhone...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 12-02-2016
Replies: 28
Views: 5,021
Posted By JChrome
I haven't thought about this much either. But my...

I haven't thought about this much either. But my muscle memory is to fire the last shot and reload. So I would rarely fire the camera and wind the whole roll and leave it there.

My muscle memory is...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 12-01-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 2,134
Posted By JChrome
This one was scanned with a canon 9000F but I've...

This one was scanned with a canon 9000F but I've since switched to an Epson for the larger scan area. Now I can scan 4 6x9s in one go rather than 2. Makes a big difference in the time spent.

I've...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 12-01-2016
Replies: 28
Views: 5,021
Posted By JChrome
Has anyone removed the plastic cover on the MKIII...

Has anyone removed the plastic cover on the MKIII to show the metal underneath? Is that even possible? I sold mine some time ago but would love to see the bare metal


Sent from my iPhone using...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 11-30-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 2,134
Posted By JChrome
These are all shot with Portra. I suppose I keep...

These are all shot with Portra.

I suppose I keep posting the first one because I love it so much.

I have some more which showcase the depth of the...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 11-29-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 2,134
Posted By JChrome
I'm surprised you need a shady spot. I put my...

I'm surprised you need a shady spot. I put my back to the sun and reload in the shadow that my body makes.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 11-29-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 2,134
Posted By JChrome
Two of my favorite shots I've taken with the...

Two of my favorite shots I've taken with the GW690 iii:

https://stillthrill.files.wordpress.com/2015/01/image-11.jpg?w=800

https://stillthrill.files.wordpress.com/2015/01/image-2.jpg?w=800

I don't...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 11-29-2016
Replies: 41
Views: 5,027
Posted By JChrome
This ^^^^ Excellent work! Sent from my iPhone...

This ^^^^

Excellent work!

Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Forum: DIYS Modifications 11-28-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 1,526
Posted By JChrome
Thanks. The lighting on her worked really well. I...

Thanks. The lighting on her worked really well. I also managed to get some color...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 11-28-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 1,526
Posted By JChrome
Well... Some good news and some bad news. The...

Well... Some good news and some bad news.

The bad news is that there were light leaks... Serves me right for shooting on vacation with an untested prototype..

The good news is that I still got some...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 11-27-2016
Replies: 595
Views: 72,953
Posted By JChrome
Leica MP and 50...

Leica MP and 50 'lux.

https://stillthrill.files.wordpress.com/2016/11/untitled-1285.jpg?w=700
Forum: DIYS Modifications 11-27-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 1,526
Posted By JChrome
I'm looking forward to them as well! I'll be...

I'm looking forward to them as well! I'll be posting them tomorrow.

The original thread which shows the body and discusses it in more detail is here....
Forum: DIYS Modifications 11-27-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 1,526
Posted By JChrome
DIY Panoramic 35mm on Thanksgiving.

I've added lots to another thread about my 6x12 camera. Well, with a little help from this (https://www.shapeways.com/product/974FD8QUV/35mm-film-to-120-spool-adapter), I was able to adapt my 6x12...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-16-2016
Replies: 2
Views: 884
Posted By JChrome
First Leica, First Shots

I've never shot with a Leica before. I knew about the hubbub. Been reading about it fer years. But I couldn't afford one.

Well, some financial circumstances allowed me to get one. So get one I did....
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 11-16-2016
Replies: 42
Views: 3,412
Posted By JChrome
+1 for the Mamiya Universal or the Fuji...

+1 for the Mamiya Universal or the Fuji GW699.

And you will find a difference in the printing and rendering of the images.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Forum: DIYS Modifications 11-13-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 2,843
Posted By JChrome
Mm... high definition acrylate. I've yet to see...

Mm... high definition acrylate. I've yet to see that (I've only ordered Strong and Flexible plastic from SLS printing).

If I didn't have some other important projects that burned up all of my time...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 11-13-2016
Replies: 41
Views: 9,131
Posted By JChrome
The latest iteration is here. Two biggest...

The latest iteration is here.

Two biggest changes:
1) detachable lens cone
2) handles which can fit a plunger type cable release.

The best part about the lens cones is that I can print cones for...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 11-11-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 2,843
Posted By JChrome
Excellent work!! You could sell the 3D printed...

Excellent work!! You could sell the 3D printed parts on shapeways :-)


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Forum: Film vs Digital 10-31-2016
Replies: 36
Views: 2,241
Posted By JChrome
I only like to have a digital camera around for...

I only like to have a digital camera around for product photography or if someone asks me to shoot something for them aside from portraiture which I can take care of on my MF cameras.

But as the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-26-2016
Replies: 1,673
Views: 426,966
Posted By JChrome
Norway is incredible... The clouds/weather...

Norway is incredible... The clouds/weather changes pretty rapidly too so you can wait for great lighting.
Forum: Large Format Film RF 10-26-2016
Replies: 0
Views: 1,132
Posted By JChrome
Anyone with a Dayi 6x12 back in NYC?

Hey friends,
I'm looking to adapt my 6x12 DIY camera (which currently fits the horseman 6x12 back) to a Dayi back. If someone in NYC has one, I would be ever humbled if I could sit down to inspect it...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 10-24-2016
Replies: 157
Views: 28,954
Posted By JChrome
For years I have been touting medium format and...

For years I have been touting medium format and my love for it for street. I still do, but I recently got an MP and Summilux 50... and I must say the combo is a very satisfying street...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 10-24-2016
Replies: 41
Views: 5,027
Posted By JChrome
Methinks it would be very tough to achieve a...

Methinks it would be very tough to achieve a Hassy back for this. Essentially you would hack an instax camera, remove the lens assembly and mate it to the back of the hassy. The biggest problem is...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 10-22-2016
Replies: 41
Views: 9,131
Posted By JChrome
@kuzano putting some finishing touches on the...

@kuzano putting some finishing touches on the latest. Stay tuned..


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-18-2016
Replies: 41
Views: 2,914
Posted By JChrome
This is my go to lens for my F3. It's really a...

This is my go to lens for my F3. It's really a stunner.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-13-2016
Replies: 21
Views: 1,848
Posted By JChrome
I've experienced this before. Street photography...

I've experienced this before. Street photography for me is between 35 to 50mm. Funnily enough I never bonded with a 40mm. And the satisfaction from nailing it with a 50 is more.

But then I extend...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 10-02-2016
Replies: 52
Views: 11,272
Posted By JChrome
Pretty amazing work! I find it somewhat overkill...

Pretty amazing work! I find it somewhat overkill to use such an expensive lens on instax film but to each his own.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-26-2016
Replies: 22
Views: 1,467
Posted By JChrome
The key difference being with selfies is that you...

The key difference being with selfies is that you need your face in it.

After all, some of the best artists - HCB, Dorothy Lange and Steve McCurry used selfies as a way of grounding the image in the...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 09-25-2016
Replies: 0
Views: 973
Posted By JChrome
3D Printed 6x14

The 3D Printing Craze Continues:

This guy 3D printed his own 6x14. (http://www.japancamerahunter.com/2016/09/camera-geekery-%EF%BF%BC3d-printed-panoramic-6x14-camera/)

The fact that he printed his...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 09-25-2016
Replies: 41
Views: 9,131
Posted By JChrome
Could you explain a bit more about why you'd like...

Could you explain a bit more about why you'd like a mask? You mean shoot 6x12 with the 65mm or 50mm and then mask the film? I'd recommend shooting the whole frame and then cropping if needed. Or, if...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 09-24-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 1,846
Posted By JChrome
Very nice! These Packard shutters are really...

Very nice! These Packard shutters are really cool. Something that might be necessary for ultra-large-format photography. Whats the image circle size of that lens?

I checked out 3D hubs site and it...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 09-24-2016
Replies: 41
Views: 9,131
Posted By JChrome
I am planning on marketing it and am working...

I am planning on marketing it and am working through the details now but it might take some time :)
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 09-22-2016
Replies: 43
Views: 4,769
Posted By JChrome
I've been on the look out for the auto-up...

I've been on the look out for the auto-up attachment for some time but they seem pretty rare. Could you share some shots with it?

The 150 is great but heavy and the minimum focus is 7...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 09-19-2016
Replies: 41
Views: 5,027
Posted By JChrome
Forget Hassy... it shouts Instax backs for...

Forget Hassy... it shouts Instax backs for Rolleis!! :-)
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 09-19-2016
Replies: 148
Views: 16,448
Posted By JChrome
Yea, I don't care if this isn't 645 size. It's...

Yea, I don't care if this isn't 645 size. It's still amazing regardless. Give it a few more years and they'll have a 4x5 sensor out there :-).
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 09-17-2016
Replies: 43
Views: 4,769
Posted By JChrome
So cool. Much respect to hacking lenses and...

So cool. Much respect to hacking lenses and getting things working on your own!

I've heard great things about the GX680 lenses. Considering how great the large format lenses from Fuji are, it's no...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 09-17-2016
Replies: 43
Views: 4,769
Posted By JChrome
I went for the GL690 along with the 100 and 150....

I went for the GL690 along with the 100 and 150. I would say it's great for black and white but due to the single coating not as appropriate for color (unless that old school look is your thing).

So...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 09-17-2016
Replies: 43
Views: 4,769
Posted By JChrome
The image quality differences won't matter in...

The image quality differences won't matter in real world terms. I wouldn't worry about it. All of these lenses are incredible and will suit your needs. When you're downscaling a 500mb tiff to a 500kb...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 09-16-2016
Replies: 41
Views: 9,131
Posted By JChrome
Thanks! Yep, Norway is still incredibly...

Thanks! Yep, Norway is still incredibly beautiful. Quite possibly one of the best places to hike/camp I've ever been.

And yes, the 75mm super Angulon is a beast of a performer. While there is...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-14-2016
Replies: 3,036
Views: 735,348
Posted By JChrome
Some more 6x12...

Some more 6x12 :-)

https://stillthrill.files.wordpress.com/2016/09/untitled-1185.jpg?w=900

https://stillthrill.files.wordpress.com/2016/09/untitled-1110.jpg?w=900
Forum: DIYS Modifications 09-11-2016
Replies: 41
Views: 9,131
Posted By JChrome
I am also seeing what appears to be a light leak...

I am also seeing what appears to be a light leak as well, but it's unlike other light leaks that I've seen in the sense that it's only on one or a few...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 09-11-2016
Replies: 41
Views: 9,131
Posted By JChrome
I've started work on a new design. I began to...

I've started work on a new design.

I began to notice that some of my images have darkening in the corners and some don't which confounded me. I realized though, that it's the faster apertures...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-11-2016
Replies: 3,036
Views: 735,348
Posted By JChrome
Shots in Norway from my new...

Shots in Norway from my new...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-08-2016
Replies: 104
Views: 8,197
Posted By JChrome
I've yet to have film flatness issues with any of...

I've yet to have film flatness issues with any of my MF cameras. Mostly, I have film flatness issues with my scanners.

If you use a tripod, you lose spontaneity. If you use ultraspeed film, you will...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-08-2016
Replies: 20
Views: 2,155
Posted By JChrome
Many thanks. Vertical shots with the 6x12 can be...

Many thanks.

Vertical shots with the 6x12 can be difficult to pull off but I really enjoy them when I can. That's a shot of the top of Pulpit Rock in Norway.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-07-2016
Replies: 20
Views: 2,155
Posted By JChrome
Lots of great suggestions. Thanks all! So, to...

Lots of great suggestions. Thanks all!

So, to put the argument that it's not in the negative to rest, here's a scan of the film holder (in positive mode) without any film in...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-07-2016
Replies: 20
Views: 2,155
Posted By JChrome
Thanks! Yes, I suspected as much but it's not on...

Thanks! Yes, I suspected as much but it's not on the glass. I've checked all over it and cleaned it multiple times. It's also not on the film holder... hmmm...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-07-2016
Replies: 20
Views: 2,155
Posted By JChrome
Odd Scanner Issue - Epson V700

Hello RFF'ers. I'd humbly ask for some assistance.

When I am scanning, there's this odd white (overexposed) mark on the corner of my negatives.

Notice in the lower left hand corner of the left...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 09-06-2016
Replies: 41
Views: 9,131
Posted By JChrome
The camera performed really well. She is...

The camera performed really well. She is lightweight which was perfect for some of those major hikes.

The two biggest issues: leaving the dark slide in and forgetting I was not focused at infinity....
Forum: DIYS Modifications 09-06-2016
Replies: 41
Views: 9,131
Posted By JChrome
Here are some of the first from...

Here are some of the first from...
Forum: Travel 09-06-2016
Replies: 35
Views: 3,479
Posted By JChrome
Two words - Alfie Goodrich. I went on a photo...

Two words - Alfie Goodrich.

I went on a photo tour of the Tsukiji fish market with him. He's the best!

http://www.japanorama.co.uk/tokyo-photography-tours/
Forum: DIYS Modifications 09-03-2016
Replies: 41
Views: 9,131
Posted By JChrome
Thanks! More to come. I'm currently camping in...

Thanks! More to come. I'm currently camping in Norway and I rarely get internet or electronic stimulation so the ideas are flowing like the river nile :)
Forum: DIYS Modifications 09-03-2016
Replies: 41
Views: 9,131
Posted By JChrome
Can your Sinar Zoom switch between 645, 6x7, 6x9...

Can your Sinar Zoom switch between 645, 6x7, 6x9 and 6x12 mid-roll? Or is each roll devoted to a single size? I could of course work to develop a back to fit the Zoom but it would take some time and...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 08-26-2016
Replies: 41
Views: 9,131
Posted By JChrome
Haha. I got it! I added flocking and a load of...

Haha. I got it!

I added flocking and a load of gaffers tape to the outside to keep out the light. I'm currently in talks to print it out of another material so the gaffers tape on the outside isn't...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 08-26-2016
Replies: 41
Views: 9,131
Posted By JChrome
Many thanks for the kind comments from you and...

Many thanks for the kind comments from you and Kent!

I christen her, The Cristina 612. The wife's moniker is the most important, in all lines of business.


www.stillthrill.com
Forum: DIYS Modifications 08-25-2016
Replies: 41
Views: 9,131
Posted By JChrome
Note sure if I should release it in the current...

Note sure if I should release it in the current iteration or work on a better, Version 2.0 that is all printed with separate parts. I'm still thinking about how I could potentially work this out. But...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 08-25-2016
Replies: 41
Views: 9,131
Posted By JChrome
Thanks, John. It was definitely and obsession of...

Thanks, John. It was definitely and obsession of mine. In fact, tweaking, adding, subtracting is an addiction, even to this day. I just wanna work on it, it seems. And every iteration, I find that I...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-25-2016
Replies: 104
Views: 8,197
Posted By JChrome
Is that 35mm F2.5 multi coated? From the old...

Is that 35mm F2.5 multi coated? From the old school looks of it - no. In that case, comparing those two shots is a bit like apples and oranges IMHO. Of course the Fuji's modern, 645 lens will blow...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 08-24-2016
Replies: 41
Views: 9,131
Posted By JChrome
I also made some test shots with my 150 5.6...

I also made some test shots with my 150 5.6 (again using a very thin DoF to show exactly where the focal points are) and it's sharp across the negative. I should be good here.
Forum: DIYS Modifications 08-24-2016
Replies: 41
Views: 9,131
Posted By JChrome
Thanks! This puppy eats film like there's no...

Thanks!

This puppy eats film like there's no tomorrow. But the results are definitely worth it.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-23-2016
Replies: 104
Views: 8,197
Posted By JChrome
To the OP - I've never regretted MF. I still...

To the OP - I've never regretted MF. I still prefer it, after shooting with it almost solely for 5 years.

It's not just the tonality (even though that's really nice). The lenses have different...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 08-23-2016
Replies: 41
Views: 9,131
Posted By JChrome
So I've tested through a lot of the issues and I...

So I've tested through a lot of the issues and I think Ive nabbed them all.

I added some flocking and it helped tremendously. Things are looking great. Here are some shots from Cape Cod on the beach...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 08-23-2016
Replies: 28
Views: 5,021
Posted By JChrome
I have loads of time behind the MkIII and it's an...

I have loads of time behind the MkIII and it's an excellent camera. As Ed says, it's still metal construction just covered in plastic. Very high quality and the lens is very contrasty with that EBC...
Forum: Travel 08-20-2016
Replies: 80
Views: 5,858
Posted By JChrome
Thank you for the compliment! Yep, I shoot mainly...

Thank you for the compliment! Yep, I shoot mainly with 6x9 (or larger) cameras and that Fuji GW690's EBC coated lens is a stunner for color photography. It's also incredibly well built and...
Forum: Travel 08-20-2016
Replies: 80
Views: 5,858
Posted By JChrome
Take it for what it's worth but living in...

Take it for what it's worth but living in Williamsburg for 6 years has me convinced that there are few unsafe areas I shouldn't go. I've wandered well outside on my neighborhood and do it often, even...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-19-2016
Replies: 353
Views: 23,486
Posted By JChrome
1) Fuji GW 690 mkIII (I don't give a hoot about...

1) Fuji GW 690 mkIII (I don't give a hoot about the sound it makes, that lens is a stunner)
2) Hassy SWC
3) Nikon F3
4) Mamiya Press
5) Pentax 67


www.stillthrill.com
Forum: Travel 08-19-2016
Replies: 80
Views: 5,858
Posted By JChrome
Hi Barry, Welcome to New York. Glad you are...

Hi Barry,
Welcome to New York. Glad you are looking to visit Brooklyn.

Fort Greene is a safe area and I highly doubt you'll find an unsafe place in Brooklyn. Sure, they exist but they're well off...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-17-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 1,342
Posted By JChrome
I would shoot color with the TLR only if you have...

I would shoot color with the TLR only if you have a more modern, multicoated lens. Single coatings are good for BnW but IMHO not as proper for color.


www.stillthrill.com
Forum: DIYS Modifications 08-08-2016
Replies: 41
Views: 9,131
Posted By JChrome
This is a good idea. I suspect I am fine in this...

This is a good idea. I suspect I am fine in this regard.



I would agree with extruder-based printers. But 3D printing using laser sintering is a completely different process. But I need to put my...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 08-07-2016
Replies: 41
Views: 9,131
Posted By JChrome
Thanks. Yea that tape measure is in the photo...

Thanks. Yea that tape measure is in the photo only for reference, it's not what I used to measure the distance from the film plane to the subject (I used the tape measure directly from the camera to...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 08-07-2016
Replies: 41
Views: 9,131
Posted By JChrome
Excellent idea. Probably will look a lot better...

Excellent idea. Probably will look a lot better than the gaffers tape (if used on the outside). But I do plan on flocking the inside and that will most likely significantly reduce the light...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 08-07-2016
Replies: 41
Views: 9,131
Posted By JChrome
Many thanks! I'll keep the thread updated with...

Many thanks! I'll keep the thread updated with new tests!


www.stillthrill.com
Forum: DIYS Modifications 08-07-2016
Replies: 41
Views: 9,131
Posted By JChrome
Testing My 3D Printed 6x12 Camera

Happy Sunday All -

So I've wanted a lightweight 6x12 for a hiking trip I'm taking to Norway coming up. After lots of work, I've gotten most of the items sorted and I took ahold of my first printed...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 07-31-2016
Replies: 157
Views: 28,954
Posted By JChrome
Which kind of camera you use for street photography?

I use a Mamiya Universal Press with FP3000 positives (still a rangefinder lol). I don't think making photography easier should be an aim (much of the discussion centering around that). I want my...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 07-25-2016
Replies: 52
Views: 11,272
Posted By JChrome
If I may - I bought the bel air back and it's...

If I may - I bought the bel air back and it's really cheap quality. The Instax wide cameras may be hackable and at the push of a button could pop out the film. Just an idea.


www.stillthrill.com
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 07-23-2016
Replies: 52
Views: 11,272
Posted By JChrome
Not sure how hard it is to mate a Mamiya Press...

Not sure how hard it is to mate a Mamiya Press lens to your diy body but I'd take a look at the Mamiya 50mm f6.3. If you can mate it, then you have a very reasonably priced WA lens with a helicoid....
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 07-20-2016
Replies: 52
Views: 11,272
Posted By JChrome
The only custom instax mod I know of is a guy in...

The only custom instax mod I know of is a guy in Florida who makes an adapter to allow the mating of an Instax wide back with a Mamiya Press. He charges like $300 or so for it on the 'bay. Too rich...
Forum: RFF News 07-11-2016
Replies: 56
Views: 8,819
Posted By JChrome
I am interested! The current rules are simply...

I am interested!

The current rules are simply "B/W images shot in Vivian's Style." If by "Vivian's style" you include the fact that she shot on 120 with her Rollei, then those that do not may get a...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 07-07-2016
Replies: 40
Views: 9,822
Posted By JChrome
Thanks for that. It's difficult to describe why...

Thanks for that. It's difficult to describe why the super 23 won't work but you've nailed it. Essentially the size of the bellows within the super 23 won't allow for a larger opening at the back....
Forum: Digital: Medium & Larger Format 06-30-2016
Replies: 26
Views: 4,222
Posted By JChrome
Wake me up so I can use it for street photography...

Wake me up so I can use it for street photography :-p



www.stillthrill.com
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 06-29-2016
Replies: 40
Views: 9,822
Posted By JChrome
Thanks. Yea the project is a lot of fun. The 50mm...

Thanks. Yea the project is a lot of fun. The 50mm is a fantastic lens. I'm in love with it.

I've got another prototype on the way to me now that should help with light leaks.


www.stillthrill.com
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 06-28-2016
Replies: 40
Views: 9,822
Posted By JChrome
So awesome. Love it! Which viewfinder are you...

So awesome. Love it!

Which viewfinder are you using? The 65mm one?


www.stillthrill.com
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 06-28-2016
Replies: 40
Views: 9,822
Posted By JChrome
The Super 23 will accept the roll film holders of...

The Super 23 will accept the roll film holders of the universal. I am not sure about the cut film backs.

But the difference is that there is no M adapter, which only the Universal accepts. The Super...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 06-25-2016
Replies: 1,566
Views: 99,787
Posted By JChrome
These are all shot with a Mamiya Universal in the...

These are all shot with a Mamiya Universal in the Subways of NYC. All shot on FP3000C instant film and then...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 06-20-2016
Replies: 40
Views: 9,822
Posted By JChrome
Thanks! I'm shooting more and will post more soon!

Thanks! I'm shooting more and will post more soon!
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 06-20-2016
Replies: 40
Views: 9,822
Posted By JChrome
Here's a fun one. Notice the vignetting in the...

Here's a fun one. Notice the vignetting in the corners with the 50mm lens.

It's a blast having a 90 degree FoV on a 6x12 camera...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 06-19-2016
Replies: 40
Views: 9,822
Posted By JChrome
Thanks! It is 3D printed. I've gone through...

Thanks! It is 3D printed. I've gone through numerous iterations to get it in focus and everything just right. I am thinking about putting it on the ShapeWays store.



Thanks Raid! It took awhile but...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 06-19-2016
Replies: 40
Views: 9,822
Posted By JChrome
I'm afraid it won't attach to your Super 23. The...

I'm afraid it won't attach to your Super 23. The bellows system there simply won't allow it.

To give you a better idea of the adapter I built, notice the angles allowed opening up to...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 06-19-2016
Replies: 40
Views: 9,822
Posted By JChrome
Smile You've found me out! Even the name...

You've found me out! Even the name :)

https://stillthrill.files.wordpress.com/2016/06/img_2215-e1466351629233.jpg?w=700

https://stillthrill.files.wordpress.com/2016/06/img_2216.jpg?w=700
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 06-19-2016
Replies: 40
Views: 9,822
Posted By JChrome
Mamiya Universal 6x12 and 4x5

Howdy yall.
I haven't been active in awhile. Hope everyone is well on this nice Sunday morning.

I love my Mamiya Universal. I love my Horseman 6x12. Why not combine the two?

And with that, I give...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 05-28-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 1,075
Posted By JChrome
I would respectfully dispute this :-). If you...

I would respectfully dispute this :-).

If you are shooting a subject 5 feet away and put on macro rings and focus on that subject at 5 feet away, only then is the DoF the same in both scenarios...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 05-28-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 1,075
Posted By JChrome
Muy bueno! Thanks for the note. Yea, I suspected...

Muy bueno! Thanks for the note. Yea, I suspected as much, I was just concerned the focus was off moreso. You are correct about it not being bolted to an optical bench.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 05-28-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 1,075
Posted By JChrome
Definitely agree about it not being a great macro...

Definitely agree about it not being a great macro setup. Although I can use the ground glass prior to check the focus. The lenses are not modern, so color photography isn't as appealing. BnW macro...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 05-27-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 1,075
Posted By JChrome
Mamiya Press Back Tolerances

Bonjour Amigos y Amigas!

I have a Mamiya Press with two different backs. I got a sneaking suspicion that the sharpness would be different between them. So I decided to put it to an extreme test....
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 05-27-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 2,438
Posted By JChrome
I thought 2016 would be the last of the last......

I thought 2016 would be the last of the last... Most film has a 1 year expiration date. Unsure where this got three years.


www.stillthrill.com
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 05-24-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 2,438
Posted By JChrome
Something strange is afoot... I posted about this...

Something strange is afoot... I posted about this awhile ago and now the latest batch has a 2017...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 03-14-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 6,907
Posted By JChrome
I have both the Mamiya universal and Fuji GL. Of...

I have both the Mamiya universal and Fuji GL. Of course the GL wins in terms of ergonomics and weight (and perhaps lens quality). But that 50mm Fuji costs about a grand. The 50mm for the Mamiya is...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 03-01-2016
Replies: 158
Views: 17,929
Posted By JChrome
I know if I sold a product but didn't see a...

I know if I sold a product but didn't see a future in it or made money from it, my wife wouldn't be too happy with me and would tell me to get out of the industry, regardless of my enchantment with...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 01-31-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 6,907
Posted By JChrome
Is anyone aware of the coating of the lenses? Are...

Is anyone aware of the coating of the lenses? Are any of them multi coated? The 100 2.8 and 75 have that multi coated 'glare' but I haven't been able to come up with any info


www.stillthrill.com
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 01-15-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 6,907
Posted By JChrome
I have a universal and use it every day...

I have a universal and use it every day (seriously). I removed the handle for weight savings and have a project where I shoot FP3000b everyday. I really like the camera but it's on the heavier...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-11-2016
Replies: 58
Views: 9,954
Posted By JChrome
Big Film

Well, considering the size, they typically need to be overbuilt especially if you want precision. But I think more than that, the folks willing to spend an hour (plus or minus) on one image are also...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 01-09-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 2,438
Posted By JChrome
I bought it from Unique Photo which looks like...

I bought it from Unique Photo which looks like the best deal on the web right now for it. Prices went from $18 in early December to $26 now. Adorama no longer carries it (they did a month ago). I'm...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 01-09-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 2,438
Posted By JChrome
Newest FP3000b Expiration Dates

I ordered a few boxes of FP3000b and the expiration date says 2016-08.

http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/16/01/09/22be4ae44236d6a7ffc1ab0d9e520c21.jpg

I thought they stopped production in 2014? I...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 01-06-2016
Replies: 54
Views: 10,945
Posted By JChrome
Sounds like a Grafmatic to me...

Sounds like a Grafmatic to me :-)


www.stillthrill.com
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-04-2016
Replies: 46
Views: 3,819
Posted By JChrome
Anti G.A.S.

To err is human, to buy too much camera gear, divine.


www.stillthrill.com
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 12-27-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 9,185
Posted By JChrome
+1. Very interesting. The difference between F8...

+1. Very interesting. The difference between F8 and F16 is significant.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-27-2015
Replies: 158
Views: 14,617
Posted By JChrome
If you cease photographing then photography loses...

If you cease photographing then photography loses your photographs. I would argue, whether or not you think your photographs significant is irrelevant. The significance of them does not alter their...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-23-2015
Replies: 158
Views: 14,617
Posted By JChrome
Reasons for selecting a specific focal length lens

It is an interesting discussion and one I think about often.

Just to play devils advocate a bit, do you not also think that some of your best shots came from a 50 because you had it with you the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-22-2015
Replies: 158
Views: 14,617
Posted By JChrome
Prime lenses are tops for me. In terms of going...

Prime lenses are tops for me. In terms of going back and forth with your legs, I don't do this too much. I have a good idea about what my lens sees (pretty close to my eye) so I plan the attack...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 12-22-2015
Replies: 314
Views: 86,960
Posted By JChrome
I think the same could be said of any flatbed...

I think the same could be said of any flatbed scanner. 35mm scanning is simply not very good on a flatbed because of lateral curve. You need some ANR glass to get rid of it.

I honestly don't know...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-18-2015
Replies: 77
Views: 8,201
Posted By JChrome
They hire models with only underwear on to sit...

They hire models with only underwear on to sit outside of hollister in NYC. Sex sells!


www.stillthrill.com
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-18-2015
Replies: 77
Views: 8,201
Posted By JChrome
Perfect weather to go shooting in your...

Perfect weather to go shooting in your underwear


www.stillthrill.com
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-17-2015
Replies: 77
Views: 8,201
Posted By JChrome
Underwater photography is one of the most...

Underwater photography is one of the most incredibly fun things a human can do. I used to be so addicted :-).

I'll be sending along a shot as well.


www.stillthrill.com
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 12-17-2015
Replies: 42
Views: 4,534
Posted By JChrome
This thread's for the birds www.stillthrill.com

This thread's for the birds


www.stillthrill.com
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 12-15-2015
Replies: 42
Views: 4,534
Posted By JChrome
The Richest Photographer In the World

Really interesting article on Richard Prince.

http://priceonomics.com/the-richest-photographer-in-the-world/
Forum: RFF News 12-14-2015
Replies: 54
Views: 6,946
Posted By JChrome
I think there is much to this analysis. But I...

I think there is much to this analysis. But I would argue much more important is where people are in their own evolution/state. When others mention that some of the old guys on this site have left...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 12-11-2015
Replies: 824
Views: 84,289
Posted By JChrome
For the OP, I don't believe Leica has alienated...

For the OP, I don't believe Leica has alienated photographers. I think it makes certain things prohibitively expensive, but that is by design. A Ferrari has cachet because only so many of them are...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 12-09-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 2,771
Posted By JChrome
I submitted my resume this morning: Instagram...

I submitted my resume this morning:

Instagram expert with over 130 followers.
Extensive photographer of domestic cats (should translate well to photographing mountain lions).
I mainly shoot on...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 12-06-2015
Replies: 1,566
Views: 99,787
Posted By JChrome
Love this one. Dueling...

Love this one. Dueling broomsticks!


www.stillthrill.com
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-03-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 3,034
Posted By JChrome
I love the Hassy 500. And it is reliable. But I...

I love the Hassy 500. And it is reliable. But I don't know if I'd call it "ironclad". I stick by the Fuji 690s and Mamiya Press as the most ironclad you can get.


www.stillthrill.com
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 12-03-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 1,318
Posted By JChrome
Many thanks for the kind words. I felt I was...

Many thanks for the kind words.

I felt I was flooding the Polaroid thread earlier so I figured I would just flood my own thread...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-02-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 3,034
Posted By JChrome
Take any Fuji 6x9 rangefinder. They are...

Take any Fuji 6x9 rangefinder. They are bombproof.

My Mamiya Press is also bombproof.

I used to have the Pentax 67 (a couple of them). They felt reliable. I also had a Mamiya RZ67 and it felt...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 12-02-2015
Replies: 43
Views: 3,947
Posted By JChrome
Usually the way people progress is from smaller...

Usually the way people progress is from smaller to larger formats (or at least that's the way I did it). I went from 35mm to 6x6 to 6x7 to 6x9. Now I settled on 6x9 and 4x5.

The thing is for me...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 12-02-2015
Replies: 0
Views: 557
Posted By JChrome
Curacao in 6x9

Just me and my Fuji GL690 with 100mm and 150mm wandering the streets and beaches of Curacao for 5...
Forum: Leica SL 12-01-2015
Replies: 101
Views: 14,466
Posted By JChrome
I've yet to see many reviews from him that aren't...

I've yet to see many reviews from him that aren't glowing.


www.stillthrill.com
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 11-30-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 1,318
Posted By JChrome
Thanks. I shot that of the dog and his owner and...

Thanks. I shot that of the dog and his owner and then I shot the man behind him with this one:

https://stillthrill.files.wordpress.com/2015/10/untitled-6931.jpg?w=700

I actually always liked the...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 11-29-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 1,318
Posted By JChrome
BananaaaPeels. My Latest Project

FP3000B Film has inspired me. As many know, the production ended last year. The last of the stocks are being sold (who knows when it will be sold out). Once it is gone, it will be the last film over...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 11-29-2015
Replies: 1,566
Views: 99,787
Posted By JChrome
I'm still shooting FP3000B Polaroids...

I'm still shooting FP3000B Polaroids...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-25-2015
Replies: 50
Views: 3,998
Posted By JChrome
Wide angle seems to be the order of the day in...

Wide angle seems to be the order of the day in photography. That is part of the reason I like longer lenses.


www.stillthrill.com
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 11-25-2015
Replies: 218
Views: 23,139
Posted By JChrome
Some are definitely more lucky than others. But...

Some are definitely more lucky than others. But given enough time, it will happen. Don't worry though, it won't ruin anything (certainly hasn't for me).
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 11-24-2015
Replies: 218
Views: 23,139
Posted By JChrome
I shoot at least a few shots everyday in NYC....

I shoot at least a few shots everyday in NYC. I've been doing it long enough to have many bad experiences (5 years). But it won't stop me. I wear running shoes now (seriously it is a good idea).

I...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 11-24-2015
Replies: 218
Views: 23,139
Posted By JChrome
I had an altercation with a man on Canal street...

I had an altercation with a man on Canal street in NYC. He attempted to rip the camera off my neck. I ran for it.

I ended up making a tshirt with his face on it for myself and a friend (the friend...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-22-2015
Replies: 52
Views: 5,358
Posted By JChrome
Maybe this should be a thread about how to...

Maybe this should be a thread about how to convince your significant other to use your gear :-).

I am on vacation and brought my first film camera, a Nikon FM with 35mm lens for my wife to use while...
Showing results 1 to 199 of 786

 


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 21:36.


vBulletin skin developed by: eXtremepixels
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

All content on this site is Copyright Protected and owned by its respective owner. You may link to content on this site but you may not reproduce any of it in whole or part without written consent from its owner.