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Forum: Photography General Interest 01-13-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 1,628
Posted By Spanik
I don't mind the comments, they're just comments....

I don't mind the comments, they're just comments. Worse is that the site is down the drain for any serious information as well.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 01-10-2018
Replies: 51
Views: 2,325
Posted By Spanik
Stay away from the "must have names" to keep the...

Stay away from the "must have names" to keep the bank balance sane. Get a camera and try it out to get the feel. Move on if necessary (it never is, but it always seems).

The most important point...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-07-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 1,549
Posted By Spanik
The only sensible thing to do. But you better...

The only sensible thing to do. But you better remove it when you take the film out so you don't go out with an empty camera. (just from hearing someone say this, you know, never did this myself)
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 01-05-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 1,760
Posted By Spanik
Meltdown is Intel specific (all cpu's since 1995!...

Meltdown is Intel specific (all cpu's since 1995! except Itanium) and a single ARM cpu. Spectre has 2 variants. One all cpu's (Intel, AMD but also ARM as used in phones and other internet connected...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-01-2018
Replies: 57
Views: 2,934
Posted By Spanik
Like quite a few others above, it is not about...

Like quite a few others above, it is not about the medium but about the cameras. With film cameras you're using a camera. Not another computer with a 300 page manual that you cannot grab without...
Forum: Chris Crawford 12-29-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1,620
Posted By Spanik
This is a very comprehensive and detailed guide....

This is a very comprehensive and detailed guide. The added photos are really a great thing. I learened already a couple of things and I'm looking forward to the rest of this series.

Many thanks for...
Forum: Chris Crawford 12-27-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1,396
Posted By Spanik
When you say "average" do you just "sum and...

When you say "average" do you just "sum and divide by two" or is this more elaborate? Could you give some examples with numbers?

Very interesting series! Thanks.
Forum: RFF Polls 12-26-2017
Replies: 71
Views: 3,807
Posted By Spanik
Autists. (This message was too short..)

Autists.

(This message was too short..)
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-09-2017
Replies: 100
Views: 7,697
Posted By Spanik
I did found back some old family camera's with...

I did found back some old family camera's with film and a couple undeveloped film when we cleared my mum's house. Found some holiday snaps from 1978 (we think) and a photo from my dad on that roll....
Forum: Nikon RF 12-04-2017
Replies: 19
Views: 1,560
Posted By Spanik
If it was only that that went missing the moment...

If it was only that that went missing the moment I turned my head. Today I was looking for my precription that was lying within reach of my keyboard but it took be best part of the evening finding it.
Forum: RFF News 11-30-2017
Replies: 85
Views: 6,855
Posted By Spanik
Login went fine. There seems to be an issue...

Login went fine.

There seems to be an issue with image tags. I went to the "Share your 4x5" photos" thread and not a single photo appeared, all BB code. Running Vivaldi 1.11.917.39 (Stable channel)...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-22-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 1,055
Posted By Spanik
Mamiya ZE: the nut holding the advance lever.

Mamiya ZE: the nut holding the advance lever.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 11-20-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 1,678
Posted By Spanik
If you have to add something to make the camera...

If you have to add something to make the camera usable for you then the camera isn't the right one for you or the manufacturer hasn't done a proper job. I never have to add something to a reflex....
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 11-18-2017
Replies: 20
Views: 1,819
Posted By Spanik
No, from the article above, PLR IP only...

No, from the article above, PLR IP only marketeers the ip, they do not produce anything. But again, there is the usual muddle between trademark and ip. Trademarks loose their protection if not used...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 11-17-2017
Replies: 20
Views: 1,819
Posted By Spanik
Does polaroid, the ones having the patents, still...

Does polaroid, the ones having the patents, still produces anything like it? Are they ctively using those patents and how long are they just sitting on it, not doing anything remotly sensible with...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-16-2017
Replies: 50
Views: 3,799
Posted By Spanik
Sorry don't buy this. No problem handholding...

Sorry don't buy this. No problem handholding something like a Mamiya 645 at 1/8. Something else is going on and you try to blame it on the mirror.
Forum: RFF Polls 11-11-2017
Replies: 40
Views: 1,888
Posted By Spanik
Depends. Some I really buy on impulse meaning...

Depends. Some I really buy on impulse meaning immediately. Others I take years to commit. Like the 4x5. I really wanted to do that but waited years before buying a lens on an impulse. Saw it at a...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 11-10-2017
Replies: 388
Views: 155,591
Posted By Spanik
Oh well, I just got started in 4x5 with a Wista....

Oh well, I just got started in 4x5 with a Wista. Not a RF but I really like it. That said I'm now certain I need a darkroom as my changing bag has a serious problem. Can you guess...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-09-2017
Replies: 18
Views: 1,432
Posted By Spanik
Same for me compared to the cameras and other...

Same for me compared to the cameras and other stuff the photos take next to no space.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-09-2017
Replies: 109
Views: 3,968
Posted By Spanik
Thought a bit about it and I find so many things...

Thought a bit about it and I find so many things wrong with it. I get the ideas behind the changable back and lens mount. But for me this fails with the battery and a freaking arduino in a film...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-07-2017
Replies: 41
Views: 1,457
Posted By Spanik
Almost always a Sekonic 758l in incident mode....

Almost always a Sekonic 758l in incident mode. Nothing beats incident when shooting sides. Spot metering when not in the same light or with something like stained glass.
Forum: Large Format Film RF 11-05-2017
Replies: 36
Views: 5,721
Posted By Spanik
I had a lot of fun reading this thread. Just got...

I had a lot of fun reading this thread. Just got a Wista 45SP and scanned my first negatives. I had a lens around for a couple of years (bought cheap), some holders, film that I used in a pinhole......
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 10-27-2017
Replies: 23
Views: 1,564
Posted By Spanik
I use a digital incident meter with film. Thing...

I use a digital incident meter with film. Thing is I started using a handheld meter after I got into trouble when going digital. Just couldn't get exposure right. So I started learning about light,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-26-2017
Replies: 51
Views: 2,603
Posted By Spanik
It could be a new batch of cut and packaged old...

It could be a new batch of cut and packaged old coating runs. Typical marketing weasel words. Not a lie but not the whole truth either.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-24-2017
Replies: 51
Views: 2,603
Posted By Spanik
Still waiting for Ferrania slide...

Still waiting for Ferrania slide...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 10-22-2017
Replies: 37
Views: 1,959
Posted By Spanik
A 24/2.8, 16/2.8, 80-sh/2.8 1:1 macro and an...

A 24/2.8, 16/2.8, 80-sh/2.8 1:1 macro and an DSLR. They do have primes but it are bloody big 1.4 ones. Heck I even would be happy with f/4, iso is good enough.

I don't like the handling of the Fuji...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 10-22-2017
Replies: 37
Views: 1,959
Posted By Spanik
While I like the idea of smaller camera with...

While I like the idea of smaller camera with smaller lenses I find it incredibly hard to find such a thing. I do agree that apsc is a good spot to be but either the choice of lenses is too limited...
Forum: Film vs Digital 10-19-2017
Replies: 79
Views: 5,546
Posted By Spanik
My photos are better exposed since I went...

My photos are better exposed since I went digital. The results I got out of the 300D were so disappointing that I was forced to learn about exposure. I went back to film and now my slides are also...
Forum: RFF News 10-11-2017
Replies: 160
Views: 11,351
Posted By Spanik
Sure, but then why stating it has 5 shutter...

Sure, but then why stating it has 5 shutter speeds and that you need to change iso by changing the digifilm? Something doesn't make sense exposurewise.

I do agree that there might be a possible...
Forum: RFF News 10-10-2017
Replies: 160
Views: 11,351
Posted By Spanik
Don't get it. Is this a fixed 2.8 aperture? Only...

Don't get it. Is this a fixed 2.8 aperture? Only 5 speeds? I could get the idea of digifilm if that were also your memory carriers (they could put a µsd in it). But a proposed now, I don't get it....
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 10-08-2017
Replies: 83
Views: 5,465
Posted By Spanik
Actually the question isn't about camera size, it...

Actually the question isn't about camera size, it is about sensor size. And for me it always trades around physical size and wide angles combined with weight. I don't mind size, I do mind weight. I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-03-2017
Replies: 45
Views: 1,757
Posted By Spanik
When it gives the impression of how I saw the...

When it gives the impression of how I saw the scene. Don't care about the rest.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-03-2017
Replies: 137
Views: 5,956
Posted By Spanik
Oh yes, there has. It went from 0.01% to 0.03%....

Oh yes, there has. It went from 0.01% to 0.03%. An increase of 200%.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-03-2017
Replies: 137
Views: 5,956
Posted By Spanik
Now plot the price of provia for me....

Now plot the price of provia for me....
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 09-27-2017
Replies: 36
Views: 1,729
Posted By Spanik
Think about it before having kids?

Think about it before having kids?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-21-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 877
Posted By Spanik
Might be not that hard to do if you use a camera...

Might be not that hard to do if you use a camera with a separate back. Change the gearing so it advances the right amount. Tell it there is 220 film in it so the counter goes further than 15/16. And...
Forum: Optics Theory - 09-21-2017
Replies: 100
Views: 6,713
Posted By Spanik
The DPxm foveons I like a lot. Some doubt about...

The DPxm foveons I like a lot. Some doubt about the sensor in the ZD.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 09-21-2017
Replies: 73
Views: 3,513
Posted By Spanik
I don't see why not. Zenith has made slr's and...

I don't see why not. Zenith has made slr's and lenses for a long time but they don't have any experience with sensors, processor and the associated colour knowledge. Leica can provide that and as a...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-11-2017
Replies: 32
Views: 2,020
Posted By Spanik
Lots of after the fact philosophy.

Lots of after the fact philosophy.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-11-2017
Replies: 23
Views: 1,149
Posted By Spanik
Even a lowly Practika MTL3 had a split screen...

Even a lowly Practika MTL3 had a split screen prism with a ring of micro prisms (those were the least useful) around it. Never had troubles with that. You focus on an edge, recompose and done. Same...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 08-28-2017
Replies: 2
Views: 1,185
Posted By Spanik
Don't know what to think about this. I get the...

Don't know what to think about this. I get the impression that the Quatro isn't as popular as the Merrills were.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-27-2017
Replies: 49
Views: 2,612
Posted By Spanik
Ok, I agree on the price of individual exposures...

Ok, I agree on the price of individual exposures when comparing film and digital but not on your last point. However, if you already had the D5, do you need the D850? That would cost a lot but the...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 08-23-2017
Replies: 100
Views: 5,385
Posted By Spanik
I think you will find the UK to be divided over...

I think you will find the UK to be divided over more than just this. Funny in a way because they are a (forced) economic and political union that is older than the EU. I'm really curious how they...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 08-22-2017
Replies: 100
Views: 5,385
Posted By Spanik
I take it we can understand this as an answer....

I take it we can understand this as an answer. Our other member doesn't have any rational arguments.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 08-21-2017
Replies: 100
Views: 5,385
Posted By Spanik
LOL, my ID has to do with beer... I'm not from...

LOL, my ID has to do with beer... I'm not from the UK, grant you that. But I do follow quite a lot of UK websites due to both hobby and professional interests. Also my upbringing tought me a bit of...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 08-21-2017
Replies: 2
Views: 1,185
Posted By Spanik
lenses for the SD quattro?

Question for SD Quattro users: what lenses do you use? I really cannot think what lens I would put on that camera.

If I look at the focal lengths I use now (all in FFeq to make comparing easy):
-...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 08-21-2017
Replies: 100
Views: 5,385
Posted By Spanik
Leave the European Union ...

Leave the European Union 17,410,742 51.89
Remain a member of the European Union 16,141,241 48.11

Same way of counting as the 350 million a week that they now can't find...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-20-2017
Replies: 40
Views: 3,696
Posted By Spanik
I got a Jobo because I know that if I use manual...

I got a Jobo because I know that if I use manual agitation I'll just start doing something else and forget I have put a film in the soup. With the Jobo at least I stay with it watching the clock....
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 08-20-2017
Replies: 100
Views: 5,385
Posted By Spanik
Sorry to burst your bubble, but the empire is no...

Sorry to burst your bubble, but the empire is no more. You can be part of the EU or become the 51-th state. The other option is to become a third world country. The global economy is a fact whether...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 08-20-2017
Replies: 100
Views: 5,385
Posted By Spanik
Liked it. Reality is often stranger than fiction....

Liked it. Reality is often stranger than fiction. Reminded me quite a bit of Harry Harrison. But that's a good thing.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-16-2017
Replies: 63
Views: 5,007
Posted By Spanik
Would you care to put the date on that question?...

Would you care to put the date on that question? We are now what, two years?, further or so and there is only a b&w that replaced nothing and added nothing. The kickstarter proved that there is a...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-16-2017
Replies: 63
Views: 5,007
Posted By Spanik
I do agree. But what is really hurting is that...

I do agree. But what is really hurting is that even new or remade old film is not bringing anything new to the table. While film like Bergger is new, it is just another b&w 100/400. The Ferrania P30...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-16-2017
Replies: 63
Views: 5,007
Posted By Spanik
While I agree that we need more than one maker of...

While I agree that we need more than one maker of fipm, I would prefer they made different types of film instead of all making the same ones.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-12-2017
Replies: 41
Views: 2,047
Posted By Spanik
Camera ? Investment? In the same sentence?

Camera ? Investment? In the same sentence?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-08-2017
Replies: 63
Views: 5,007
Posted By Spanik
Shooting Provia 100 at 200 iso pushes the...

Shooting Provia 100 at 200 iso pushes the developnent cost by 2. As I shot about 15 rolls of 400X on a 2 week trip and figuring in the cost of Fuji film already, this isn't really a nice option. I...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-07-2017
Replies: 63
Views: 5,007
Posted By Spanik
I have used Kodachrome 25, 64 and 200. And mine...

I have used Kodachrome 25, 64 and 200. And mine have just the same colours as those of my dad which he used in the late '50's. Crisp, sharp. All the occasional used Agfa is pink. The Ektachrome I...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-07-2017
Replies: 63
Views: 5,007
Posted By Spanik
While you are a bit right, I find it funny that...

While you are a bit right, I find it funny that you think these colours are "old fashioned". For someone with a Kodachrome box as personal image you should know how well exposed old-fashioend...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-07-2017
Replies: 63
Views: 5,007
Posted By Spanik
Still got a decent load of Provia 400x in the...

Still got a decent load of Provia 400x in the freezer :D
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-06-2017
Replies: 45
Views: 2,725
Posted By Spanik
Oh well, we all know how Narcissus ended, don't...

Oh well, we all know how Narcissus ended, don't we?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-05-2017
Replies: 63
Views: 5,007
Posted By Spanik
If I look at tose photos in the link, it is even...

If I look at tose photos in the link, it is even worse than CR200. And that is already really bad.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-31-2017
Replies: 37
Views: 1,519
Posted By Spanik
Oh my... I suffer from at least half of those....

Oh my... I suffer from at least half of those. Often even more than one at any moment.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-25-2017
Replies: 46
Views: 1,892
Posted By Spanik
Don't get it. This says just nothing. He made a...

Don't get it. This says just nothing. He made a site that showed photos and then he decided what film he tought that photographer would prefer. So if he never put T grain films or slides or films...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-18-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 2,027
Posted By Spanik
You guys have it so easy. Only thing I have is...

You guys have it so easy. Only thing I have is 100 iso slide film. Doesn't matter how late it is. Inside a roman church this gives you like 2 seconds at f/8 if you're lucky. And when I'm back about...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-09-2017
Replies: 411
Views: 16,472
Posted By Spanik
Mostly besause of the cameras. They are simple to...

Mostly besause of the cameras. They are simple to operate, even if you switch to another one/brand they are identical. A shutter speed dial, an iso dial and a diafragm ring on the lens. No menu, no...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-09-2017
Replies: 152
Views: 5,072
Posted By Spanik
So glad I left in 2012.

So glad I left in 2012.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-04-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 2,182
Posted By Spanik
The problem is that the ideal camera hasn't been...

The problem is that the ideal camera hasn't been made yet. Traveling with 5 cameras isn't really fun (ok, 2 are spares for if my neck gives me troubles).
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-04-2017
Replies: 24
Views: 1,616
Posted By Spanik
I can live with rangefinders as long as I don't...

I can live with rangefinders as long as I don't need to use an extra auxilary viewfinder. And as I really like 35mm and wider this makes rf a pain.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-28-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 2,961
Posted By Spanik
If this has a colourcast as strong as CR200 I...

If this has a colourcast as strong as CR200 I pass.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-18-2017
Replies: 143
Views: 6,467
Posted By Spanik
Only have a Zorki 4. My neighbour gave it to me...

Only have a Zorki 4. My neighbour gave it to me after it spend years in his closet and was dragged all over the world and dropped a few times. Still works fine. I do like the viewfinder and its...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-17-2017
Replies: 37
Views: 2,128
Posted By Spanik
Don't have any of those lenses and wouldn't be...

Don't have any of those lenses and wouldn't be able to keep them apart if I had. But I find it a fascinating series. The differences are sometimes subtle while the reaction like-dislike is immediate....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-14-2017
Replies: 75
Views: 6,254
Posted By Spanik
I hope they are busy with the slide film. How...

I hope they are busy with the slide film. How long is this now going on? My freezer is slowly getting empty.

I really hope they are serious about the slides. There are already dozens of b&w film...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-13-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 966
Posted By Spanik
Lens and focus distance don't come into it. The...

Lens and focus distance don't come into it. The only thing that matters is that you see your viewfinderscreen sharp. So if there are any marks on your screen like focus area, ring that indicates spot...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-13-2017
Replies: 34
Views: 2,235
Posted By Spanik
Blahblahblah.... I don't know what to write about...

Blahblahblah.... I don't know what to write about to get some clicks, have no idea what I'm talking about but hey, someone might contest it.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-13-2017
Replies: 119
Views: 4,780
Posted By Spanik
Just buying a p&s would probably have been...

Just buying a p&s would probably have been cheaper, easier to find and give better results than a phone.
Forum: Fuji X Series 06-11-2017
Replies: 40
Views: 2,599
Posted By Spanik
Exposure that was all over the place and not...

Exposure that was all over the place and not being able to use an external meter was one of the reasons I got rid of the xpro1. Fuji iso isn't what it should be. You cannot compensate with a single...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-10-2017
Replies: 36
Views: 1,545
Posted By Spanik
Any Canon Eos can use the ef(-s) lenses. The ef-s...

Any Canon Eos can use the ef(-s) lenses. The ef-s will only fit the digital aps-c cameras. But today I went out with an IX7 and a 24-105 IS STM and that works fine. Likewise the EF-M and the 40/2.8...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-08-2017
Replies: 130
Views: 5,966
Posted By Spanik
Nothing spectacular but a Mamiya 23 standard with...

Nothing spectacular but a Mamiya 23 standard with the 90mm, 65mm and 159mm new in box, ground glass, 3 sheet film holders, two 6*9 backs, all viewfinder and back masks, lens and body caps, hoods and...
Forum: Travel 06-03-2017
Replies: 43
Views: 2,953
Posted By Spanik
On a daytrip I just take the film camera that is...

On a daytrip I just take the film camera that is already in the bag or one that has been on the shelf for some time.Film or digital depends on the light expected, if there will be not much of it and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-31-2017
Replies: 31
Views: 1,593
Posted By Spanik
It's a pinhole. You have to track the subject for...

It's a pinhole. You have to track the subject for 30 seconds in order to have it sharp :-D

I really have a lot of respect for him being able to pull that off. But when loking at books about trains...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 05-27-2017
Replies: 89
Views: 5,601
Posted By Spanik
Ok, thread is back. Thanks to the mods for this....

Ok, thread is back. Thanks to the mods for this. Could we now get back to that?

Sure, we all do ask silly questions. And google will never replace real experience.
Forum: Large Format Film RF 05-26-2017
Replies: 89
Views: 5,601
Posted By Spanik
Bit of a shame. I'm also on the lookout for a 4x5...

Bit of a shame. I'm also on the lookout for a 4x5 and already have lens and filmholders so the thread interested me.

I understand locking threads if you ban a member but deleting threads looks a...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 05-24-2017
Replies: 119
Views: 7,094
Posted By Spanik
Got the jobo because I already had the cpe2 but I...

Got the jobo because I already had the cpe2 but I certainly like that it only needs 270 ml for 6 4x5's when using rotation. Also reasonably easy to find second hand and easy to load.
Forum: Large Format Film RF 05-24-2017
Replies: 119
Views: 7,094
Posted By Spanik
I' m doing my first steps in lf and made myself a...

I' m doing my first steps in lf and made myself a pinhole with some alu sheet I have around. It is forseen to put a fuji swd 75 on it but still a bit work before that bappens. If this goes well I...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-22-2017
Replies: 532
Views: 39,569
Posted By Spanik
The last ones I did I used the negative carrier...

The last ones I did I used the negative carrier of a Durst. Made me worry about scatching the film. Couldn't say I saw much difference.

Good point about wb, never put much tought into that.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-22-2017
Replies: 532
Views: 39,569
Posted By Spanik
Well, it isn't exactly the same. I'll try to...

Well, it isn't exactly the same. I'll try to explain.

When I scan with the V700 a slide (135 Kodachrome, got 1000's of them) then I get something that only shows about half of what I can see when I...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-22-2017
Replies: 532
Views: 39,569
Posted By Spanik
I have been reading this thread and I'd like to...

I have been reading this thread and I'd like to do the scanning of my slides and negatives this way. But I'm not sure about what to use. Got a 5DII, 1200D, 100/2.8 macro (and an old enlarger I can...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 05-21-2017
Replies: 45
Views: 3,905
Posted By Spanik
Biggest disadvantage of dual format cameras is...

Biggest disadvantage of dual format cameras is that whatever possibilities it gives, you always have to use a camera sized for the biggest format. And it very rarely is possible to switch formats...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-11-2017
Replies: 106
Views: 3,496
Posted By Spanik
Canon EOS RT with a 35-105 and Kodachrome 200.

Canon EOS RT with a 35-105 and Kodachrome 200.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-07-2017
Replies: 44
Views: 2,245
Posted By Spanik
I just got a bottle of Ilford rapid fixer and the...

I just got a bottle of Ilford rapid fixer and the label says it's citric acid. Guess it should work.

Disclaimer: I'm an absolute noob regarding development.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-03-2017
Replies: 24
Views: 2,087
Posted By Spanik
See the remark of Sacrophilus above. But...

See the remark of Sacrophilus above. But otherwise, yes, incident it is.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-02-2017
Replies: 24
Views: 2,087
Posted By Spanik
I agree with that. Hardly use anything else than...

I agree with that. Hardly use anything else than incident and more than 80% of what I use is slides. Spot only when I have no possibility to get into the same light or something like stained glass...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-01-2017
Replies: 323
Views: 25,399
Posted By Spanik
Quite a few disappointments: - any folder. The...

Quite a few disappointments:
- any folder. The idea of having a small cam that is in fact a larger one is appealing. But each and every of them is a disaster. So slow before you can even take a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-13-2017
Replies: 353
Views: 23,486
Posted By Spanik
1: Mamiya 645 ProTl with motor, prism and the...

1: Mamiya 645 ProTl with motor, prism and the 55/2.8 N/L. Guess I could live with just that one.
2: Canon 5DII, not the most sexy, but a workhorse that always deliver.
3: Fuji GA645Zi silly looking...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-13-2017
Replies: 40
Views: 2,320
Posted By Spanik
Nothing like the smell of a new Kiev 60 straight...

Nothing like the smell of a new Kiev 60 straight from factory. Took best of 2 years to get out of it.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-30-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 1,247
Posted By Spanik
Largest problem is that they are not driven with...

Largest problem is that they are not driven with a DC current, so in reality they go on and off at high speed. No problem for the eye if above 50/100 Hz but a camera that goes to 1/1000 sec is...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-28-2017
Replies: 42
Views: 2,587
Posted By Spanik
I shoot mf film most of the time so zooms are...

I shoot mf film most of the time so zooms are rare. But even then I still prefer fixed focals for about tbe same reasons as the ts: they tend to be smaller and lighter. Also about 80% of the time I...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-25-2017
Replies: 39
Views: 2,437
Posted By Spanik
Just one. Got it from a neighbour that took it...

Just one. Got it from a neighbour that took it around a good part of the world and it still works. Even with a few dents.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-24-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1,157
Posted By Spanik
I'd love to havesome 2.8 or 4.0 versions of them...

I'd love to havesome 2.8 or 4.0 versions of them with stabilisation. If I'm taking along those sizes and weights I'll prefer medium format.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-23-2017
Replies: 72
Views: 2,796
Posted By Spanik
6x7 it is. To be honest 6x6 is only the tiniest...

6x7 it is. To be honest 6x6 is only the tiniest bit better as you don' have to think about how holding it. But give me something that is very definitely rectangular..
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 03-23-2017
Replies: 54
Views: 7,047
Posted By Spanik
Well I was kind of looking out to the new sd's...

Well I was kind of looking out to the new sd's but the aps-c one in 1:1:1 format isn't much pixels and for the -H you need full frame lenses. And the sigma ff lenses don't tick my boxes. So I stay...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 03-22-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 2,105
Posted By Spanik
Article gets lost in a bunch of "equivalence"...

Article gets lost in a bunch of "equivalence" double talk that gets so thick the author get lost himself.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 03-20-2017
Replies: 24
Views: 1,878
Posted By Spanik
I didn't mention the GA645Zi as I assumed you...

I didn't mention the GA645Zi as I assumed you wanted a rangefinder. It is only AF. You can do "manual" focus" but without rangefinder it isn't more than guesswork. Looks like a Fisher-Price toy...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 03-19-2017
Replies: 24
Views: 1,878
Posted By Spanik
Which format would you prefer? Personally I think...

Which format would you prefer? Personally I think the RF645 is the MF camera with the perfect user interface. Everything just falls under your fingers. The lenses are great but for me the range of...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-16-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1,570
Posted By Spanik
Could you please explain why you would like to...

Could you please explain why you would like to calibrate a perfectly good lightmeter to a camera that (according to your post) "takes a guess at aperture"? I can see it the other way round and have...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-10-2017
Replies: 92
Views: 15,562
Posted By Spanik
Incident hand held for 90% of the cases. Spot...

Incident hand held for 90% of the cases. Spot when appropriate (indirect lighting, backlight, stained glass...), reflective only through the lens with a camera I know well.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-08-2017
Replies: 266
Views: 16,088
Posted By Spanik
Probably true. But no, I don't "get" Bresson, his...

Probably true. But no, I don't "get" Bresson, his photos don't tell me anything. Apart from the blabla around it they are not different from any other street shot.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-25-2017
Replies: 54
Views: 3,621
Posted By Spanik
The only thing this says is that your copy of one...

The only thing this says is that your copy of one lens on one body is sharper with those photo's you took than one copy of another lens on another body. I'm far from convinced that this points out to...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-23-2017
Replies: 54
Views: 3,621
Posted By Spanik
Then there is also to consider differences in...

Then there is also to consider differences in development (won't affect sharpness but could influence grain and perception of sharpness), flatness during exposure, flatness during scanning, possible...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-17-2017
Replies: 33
Views: 1,517
Posted By Spanik
adjustable iso...

adjustable iso...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 02-15-2017
Replies: 162
Views: 20,847
Posted By Spanik
Same in where I go in europe: I see Canon, Nikon,...

Same in where I go in europe: I see Canon, Nikon, from time to time a Fuji, maybe a Sony and very rarely any other brand. You have more chance to see an old film camera or Polaroid than a Sony. I...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-15-2017
Replies: 132
Views: 9,992
Posted By Spanik
Phase One entered into partnership with Mamiya,...

Phase One entered into partnership with Mamiya, then gradually took over the whole lot. As now Mamiya is finished as a camera producer, all is transferred to Phase One. But you are right, they...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 02-15-2017
Replies: 162
Views: 20,847
Posted By Spanik
I don't think you can compare cars with cameras...

I don't think you can compare cars with cameras in this case. All those brands were nothing more than brands, selling the same thing with some cosmetic changes and different marketing. So far in...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 02-15-2017
Replies: 162
Views: 20,847
Posted By Spanik
+1 They could get out of general photography,...

+1 They could get out of general photography, licence the name to put on cameras and keep some income from the patents or sell those.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-14-2017
Replies: 132
Views: 9,992
Posted By Spanik
I hope you mean Nikon Photo because if they stop...

I hope you mean Nikon Photo because if they stop making steppers we're going to miss a lot.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-12-2017
Replies: 79
Views: 3,352
Posted By Spanik
From the reponses so far I get the impression the...

From the reponses so far I get the impression the question should have been "why 36 exp are the only one found?".
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-11-2017
Replies: 79
Views: 3,352
Posted By Spanik
I still have the same roll of 36 exposures I put...

I still have the same roll of 36 exposures I put in the Viewmaster camera 5 years ago...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-11-2017
Replies: 79
Views: 3,352
Posted By Spanik
I wish they still had 12 exposure rolls. I might...

I wish they still had 12 exposure rolls. I might even use my 135 cameras then.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-09-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1,025
Posted By Spanik
Green? GREEEEEEEN????? Compared to the chemicals...

Green? GREEEEEEEN?????

Compared to the chemicals and heavy metals used for making semiconductors like hydrogenfluoride, sulfuric acid, epoxy esters, phosphor, tungsten, gold, indium, gallium,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-03-2017
Replies: 92
Views: 7,653
Posted By Spanik
And how much is that iPhone? About 600-700 (*) I...

And how much is that iPhone? About 600-700 (*) I thought (too lazy to look it up). Maybe you need to compare it to a 650 dslr instead and just buy a 50 cell phone. Both will deliver a better...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-03-2017
Replies: 63
Views: 3,134
Posted By Spanik
Last thing I dropped was a 21mm viewfinder. The...

Last thing I dropped was a 21mm viewfinder. The plastic is cracked but it still functions.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 02-03-2017
Replies: 51
Views: 4,432
Posted By Spanik
Sure enough, but you know what you are going to...

Sure enough, but you know what you are going to "document" and you know what kind of holiday pictures you take. So why would it be different from a project? It is a project, just because you call it...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 02-03-2017
Replies: 51
Views: 4,432
Posted By Spanik
This comes up in each of these threads about...

This comes up in each of these threads about single camera/single lens and I never understood what's the difference between "a project" and "going on holiday". The difference seems to imply that when...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 02-02-2017
Replies: 51
Views: 4,432
Posted By Spanik
I cannot see a single reason to do it. If a...

I cannot see a single reason to do it. If a single camera, a single lens and a single film would be all we ever needed then if you continued on this you end up with so many contradictions it fails on...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-02-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 1,647
Posted By Spanik
Sorry, b&w hold no attraction to me. If I can't...

Sorry, b&w hold no attraction to me. If I can't have it in colour I don't need a photo of it.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-02-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 1,647
Posted By Spanik
Well if you like slides like I do then 400 iso...

Well if you like slides like I do then 400 iso was the highest you could get. Now I'm limited to 100. Otoh the DP1m or ZD are about unusable higher than 200 iso so nothing much changed :D
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-01-2017
Replies: 75
Views: 6,254
Posted By Spanik
Didn't saw anything, but there are already more...

Didn't saw anything, but there are already more than enough b&w films to choose from. I'll keep waiting for the slides. Hope they arrive before Fuji decides to stop the little they have.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-27-2017
Replies: 168
Views: 9,738
Posted By Spanik
Film development in Belgium isn't hard, but...

Film development in Belgium isn't hard, but prices are nowhere near Germany. I pay 6 euro for b&w or colour, 7 euro for slides. 100% surcharge for push/pull. But they do 4x( or 18x13 as well (but...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-26-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1,295
Posted By Spanik
The canon 500N I have here does that (must be...

The canon 500N I have here does that (must be more from that time that do this) just like any APS camera ever made.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-26-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 1,193
Posted By Spanik
I'll take the bags that sit always in the hall:...

I'll take the bags that sit always in the hall: one with the Bronica RF and the one with the Mamiya 645 ProTL. With a bit of luch there is also a Fuji 645 in that large bag. Then I can sell the RF to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-24-2017
Replies: 168
Views: 9,738
Posted By Spanik
Asking a lab might not be a good idea. My lab...

Asking a lab might not be a good idea. My lab also sees more film coming in. But it is just because its range is getting larger with other labs closing and he picking up trade from further away.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-24-2017
Replies: 19
Views: 1,137
Posted By Spanik
While that may be the case it only helps in...

While that may be the case it only helps in static situations. Shutter lag is real an you can train yourself to compensate part of it but when you have to react to something that is going to happen...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-24-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 2,595
Posted By Spanik
I use the same combo: L758 and L208. Rarely use...

I use the same combo: L758 and L208. Rarely use reflective metering and no complaints, even when using slides.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-22-2017
Replies: 32
Views: 2,452
Posted By Spanik
You forgot winding the leader in the can for...

You forgot winding the leader in the can for added fun.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-22-2017
Replies: 168
Views: 9,738
Posted By Spanik
I find it strange in that I neither see a film...

I find it strange in that I neither see a film camera when I'm out, but just as well I never see those masses of phones used as cameras. Around here dslr's of all types are what you see with the...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-22-2017
Replies: 32
Views: 2,452
Posted By Spanik
+1 certainly when the metering is not though the...

+1 certainly when the metering is not though the lens. And even then.

While you sometimes can match the film speed to the subject/lighting conditions, if you are halfway through a film and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-22-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 1,826
Posted By Spanik
Another source for cheap filter might be "troc"...

Another source for cheap filter might be "troc" shops. Don't know the equivalent name in the UK but here they are a chain of second-hand shops. You can bring your goods, they buy and they sell. Over...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-21-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 1,826
Posted By Spanik
Same experience, ask politely and ask them to...

Same experience, ask politely and ask them to give you a quote on the shipping charges as you understand they might be different. Only once a seller refused to send.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-11-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1,165
Posted By Spanik
With slides, an incident meter (and/or spot...

With slides, an incident meter (and/or spot meter) is your friend. This has saved me more film that it costed.

Getting it developed isn't that hard but it might depend on where you live. Scanning is...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-11-2017
Replies: 82
Views: 4,533
Posted By Spanik
Because I can already order 5 different emulsions...

Because I can already order 5 different emulsions of it without leaving my chair? I think the main reason is that people would like to have more choice in different types of films. Not yet another...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-09-2017
Replies: 203
Views: 17,695
Posted By Spanik
The process is very different between Kodachrome...

The process is very different between Kodachrome and E6. Kodachrome is in essence a b&w slide film with 3 layers sensitive to different colours. After exposure the dyes are added during development...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-09-2017
Replies: 203
Views: 17,695
Posted By Spanik
That would be awesome. Nevermind where I'd have...

That would be awesome. Nevermind where I'd have to send it to process. Would be the only film I'd ever need. I never was an Ektachrome user, went to Provia 400X when I needed to switch.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-09-2017
Replies: 76
Views: 4,959
Posted By Spanik
There is still a small photoshop/photographer a...

There is still a small photoshop/photographer a couple km further but apart from a few generic things that's where the shop stops. If I go a few cities further then I can find a store where they have...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-05-2017
Replies: 203
Views: 17,695
Posted By Spanik
If have shot enough Kodachrome 25, 64 (not T) and...

If have shot enough Kodachrome 25, 64 (not T) and later 200 in 135 to appreciate the higher iso's. Certainly now that I like to shoot medium format handheld.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-05-2017
Replies: 203
Views: 17,695
Posted By Spanik
Damn, yet another iso 100 slide film. Why not...

Damn, yet another iso 100 slide film. Why not something more sensitive?
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 01-04-2017
Replies: 20
Views: 2,339
Posted By Spanik
If you like the 35mmeq field of view then a Fuji ...

If you like the 35mmeq field of view then a Fuji 645 with the 60mm lens would be about the only option. That is a bit narrower than 35mmeq. Or the Fuji with a 45mm lens which is closer to 28mmeq.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-04-2017
Replies: 123
Views: 8,230
Posted By Spanik
Mamiya ZD, 80mm, 45mm, spare battery and card,...

Mamiya ZD, 80mm, 45mm, spare battery and card, Fuji GS645Zi, couple rolls of film and a lightmeter.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-03-2017
Replies: 33
Views: 2,390
Posted By Spanik
I think that is a generalisation too far. They...

I think that is a generalisation too far. They pay (through the nose and not always realistic) for something unique. But for a repainted industrial made piece?
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-30-2016
Replies: 78
Views: 5,499
Posted By Spanik
Can't help but agree with those that say that all...

Can't help but agree with those that say that all cameras need some cla once and a while. My Praktica MTL-3 has been working for more than 30 years now. Must have put hundreds of rolls through it....
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-22-2016
Replies: 54
Views: 3,917
Posted By Spanik
Nothing to do with photography but it is about...

Nothing to do with photography but it is about silly packaging: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/07/29/aboxalypse_now/?page=1
Forum: Zeiss Contax 12-22-2016
Replies: 2
Views: 675
Posted By Spanik
From his description I understand he says the...

From his description I understand he says the camera is a fake but the lens is likely a real one.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-21-2016
Replies: 54
Views: 3,917
Posted By Spanik
Don't think that because when you buy it in your...

Don't think that because when you buy it in your local shop without a large cardboard box that it didn't arrive at your local shop in a large cardboard box. You don't see their packaging, but it is...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 12-20-2016
Replies: 69
Views: 11,835
Posted By Spanik
Sort of user. I have a Standard 23 that I bought...

Sort of user. I have a Standard 23 that I bought as a set with a lot of parts that never were taken out of the box since bought in 1969. But it has a light leak I cannot find. Then there is a Super...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-16-2016
Replies: 38
Views: 2,122
Posted By Spanik
Maybe not esoteric but i like the funi g617 and...

Maybe not esoteric but i like the funi g617 and mamiya 16mm cameras. Even take them out regulary.

Otoh i would not call a camera that cannot easily use lenses wider than 35mm or longer than 90mm or...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-07-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 913
Posted By Spanik
So for occasional use it would be "good ebough" I...

So for occasional use it would be "good ebough" I guess. The birds in my garden are not that exotic. :D
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-07-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 913
Posted By Spanik
the old Canon 100-400 L IS?

Can anyone tell me if this would be a decent choice? I do not have much experience with teles as I'm more a wide angle adept. But I'd like to "shoot" a few birds in the (small) back garden. No...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-05-2016
Replies: 44
Views: 4,350
Posted By Spanik
You pay, they make.

You pay, they make.
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 10-23-2016
Replies: 41
Views: 5,027
Posted By Spanik
From the Fuji datasheets: resolving...

From the Fuji datasheets: resolving power:

FP100C 15 lines/mm
Instax: 10 lines/mm

Even FP100C isn't vry great, but compared to Instax it is visibly better. And there are a lot of decent cameras...
Forum: RFF Polls 10-16-2016
Replies: 140
Views: 12,410
Posted By Spanik
Just counted them and I came to 12 since 2004....

Just counted them and I came to 12 since 2004. One was a gift, one has been given away. 4 dslr the rest compacts of various sizes and functionality. The first one has become flaky but all the others...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 10-15-2016
Replies: 43
Views: 4,769
Posted By Spanik
I think they are also a lot more common in Japan...

I think they are also a lot more common in Japan than over here (outside of Japan). Like the 6x8 that is like the 690or 670 (not the GX), almost unfindable exept in Japan.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-15-2016
Replies: 74
Views: 8,066
Posted By Spanik
Uhoh7, these are very nice photos, I really like...

Uhoh7, these are very nice photos, I really like those. Those colours, the nature and light just make it gorgeous.

I have a bit a love-hate relation with ultra wides. I always like it wider when...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-12-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 880
Posted By Spanik
Different cameras but far less types of film. The...

Different cameras but far less types of film. The main setup has enough backs to have different films in use at the same time: 400 and 100 slide, 400 b/w and something else.

The other cameras get...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-11-2016
Replies: 33
Views: 3,458
Posted By Spanik
I fear you'll be surprised...

I fear you'll be surprised...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 10-06-2016
Replies: 42
Views: 5,067
Posted By Spanik
Well if you don't mind to be seen in that car as...

Well if you don't mind to be seen in that car as it is in that photo that you really have to ask yourself "why do I do this?". :D
Forum: Photo Software 10-04-2016
Replies: 46
Views: 9,001
Posted By Spanik
Not yet have a camera that can output dng so I...

Not yet have a camera that can output dng so I never use it. Filesize is no issue, storage is cheap compared to my time managing a few MB here and there (shooting less instead of just keeping pushing...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-02-2016
Replies: 44
Views: 3,626
Posted By Spanik
Xpan, whatever of the Nikons, the 500cm if you...

Xpan, whatever of the Nikons, the 500cm if you like square else the 645e, get rid of the digitals and replace by a good scanner and film.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-30-2016
Replies: 34
Views: 2,366
Posted By Spanik
Same as a lot of others, for me 35mm is normal....

Same as a lot of others, for me 35mm is normal. 50 might have been easier and certainly cheaper to make years ago but these days I guess the price (of fabrication) isn't different enough to prefer...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-24-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 1,030
Posted By Spanik
Nope, I miss it as well. You can still shoot...

Nope, I miss it as well. You can still shoot slides you know. Send or drop them off and project them wall sized in your living room. Still get that immersion that you loose if you put it on a telly...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 09-24-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 1,586
Posted By Spanik
Depends on what camera that extra lens is for and...

Depends on what camera that extra lens is for and if you mean a 35 slr or 120 slr. The advantage of medium format RF and TLR lenses is that they are relatively light (compared to the body or the...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 09-23-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 1,586
Posted By Spanik
I know, I wrote it. But it is ridicoulous to use...

I know, I wrote it. But it is ridicoulous to use a Mamiya Press for 6x4.5. That thing weighs a ton, you can lodge a M645 in its body... There just aren't that many 6x4.5 rangefinders with changable...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 09-23-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 1,586
Posted By Spanik
Lugging around a Mamiya Press to do 6x4.5? It can...

Lugging around a Mamiya Press to do 6x4.5? It can be done and I know the TS wants a rangefinder but honestly then you better switch to an SLR. Grab a Mamiya 645, put a 110 or 150 on it and call it a...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 09-21-2016
Replies: 148
Views: 16,448
Posted By Spanik
Everybody raving about "lightweight body" but...

Everybody raving about "lightweight body" but with MF the lenses are often more weight than the body. And if you go "on a set" with MF then the cart with the camera and lenses could well be lighter...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 09-21-2016
Replies: 99
Views: 6,955
Posted By Spanik
You think I'm going to go there for you?

You think I'm going to go there for you?
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 09-19-2016
Replies: 148
Views: 16,448
Posted By Spanik
He also left out 6x12, 6x17 and 6x24. :D Thing...

He also left out 6x12, 6x17 and 6x24. :D

Thing is there are already medium format digital sensors that are larger than this one. Heck even the Mamiya ZD that is 12 years old has a larger but lower...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 09-17-2016
Replies: 43
Views: 4,769
Posted By Spanik
Don't be too hard on them, they are very likely...

Don't be too hard on them, they are very likely limited to what the machines can do. Aka it are not really separate scans.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 09-17-2016
Replies: 43
Views: 4,769
Posted By Spanik
:D TS has to make up his own mind so any site...

:D TS has to make up his own mind so any site that doesn't tell him what to get but just gives plain info is a good one.

(because I needed more than 10 characters...)
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 09-17-2016
Replies: 43
Views: 4,769
Posted By Spanik
I'd say read a bit about them on the Stella Dante...

I'd say read a bit about them on the Stella Dante website. It all depends on what you want and will use it for. If you really want 6x6 then apart from the GX680 I don't think any of the Fuji MF...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 09-14-2016
Replies: 41
Views: 9,131
Posted By Spanik
Lost track of this thread when it was moved. Have...

Lost track of this thread when it was moved. Have to say there are some great images in it. Really, this is a lens that is underrrated so much it isn't funny. Well, it kind of is funny for us who...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-14-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 492
Posted By Spanik
I think Stella Dante has a nice guide for dummies...

I think Stella Dante has a nice guide for dummies on how to use flash on his site. Otherwise, use a Sekonic 758 and read the manual.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 09-13-2016
Replies: 11
Views: 2,239
Posted By Spanik
Will this do?...

Will this do? :D

http://users.skynet.be/sb262617/forum_foto/fuji_pron.JPG
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 09-12-2016
Replies: 11
Views: 2,239
Posted By Spanik
Just got a Fuji GS645W

And it is a joy! I have been looking some time for a medium format camera that could actually be taken along every day. Tried a folder but they are heavy compared to this Fuji and always with a...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 09-06-2016
Replies: 28
Views: 2,961
Posted By Spanik
I could live with the format, but I cannot live...

I could live with the format, but I cannot live with the cameras. You would say Fuji never made a decent medium format camera if you see and use those toys.
Forum: Optics Theory - 08-31-2016
Replies: 31
Views: 3,235
Posted By Spanik
I find that my tolerance of shake changes far...

I find that my tolerance of shake changes far more than of (perceived) dof when going from film to digital. Maybe I now see shake for what it is and don't think it is dof.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-30-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 1,115
Posted By Spanik
Does the battery lasts a couple of years like on...

Does the battery lasts a couple of years like on a L208?
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 08-28-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 1,927
Posted By Spanik
Yep, great ergonomics (as long as you don't need...

Yep, great ergonomics (as long as you don't need an external viewfinder) and great lenses. Now if they made something like a 35mm and a 150mm that you could use without external viewfinders and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-28-2016
Replies: 46
Views: 3,866
Posted By Spanik
Aren't we being a bit overdramatically here?...

Aren't we being a bit overdramatically here? Seriously, if an emp that would ruin your digital cameras came around, the chance is great that not any digital piece of equipment would survive. Not even...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-28-2016
Replies: 131
Views: 10,142
Posted By Spanik
Most fun: - 645ProTl, dependable, lots of lenses...

Most fun:
- 645ProTl, dependable, lots of lenses for it, fits me well, delivers as I want it
- Practika MTL-3, never fails, lots of M42 glass around

Least fun:
- any folder
- any rangefinder
- any...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 08-27-2016
Replies: 41
Views: 9,131
Posted By Spanik
It's a Sinar Zoom back. Can do 6x4.5, 6x6, 6x7,...

It's a Sinar Zoom back. Can do 6x4.5, 6x6, 6x7, 6x9 and 6x12. I thought of coupling it to a Fuji SWD 75 but I have no idea for focussing. But the Mamiya Press lenses do have a helix build-in so that...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 08-26-2016
Replies: 41
Views: 9,131
Posted By Spanik
Great! That's good news. So it was nothing more...

Great! That's good news. So it was nothing more than flocking? Just curious...

I don't doubt this eats film, try feeding a 6x17. But I do have a 6x12 back, a Mamiya 50 but I'm missing something in...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-25-2016
Replies: 104
Views: 8,197
Posted By Spanik
All Mamiya 645 bodies do auto-aperture and unless...

All Mamiya 645 bodies do auto-aperture and unless you use the 50mm shift or the 500mm mirror the lenses do as well. So either you have a defective body or defective lens.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-23-2016
Replies: 104
Views: 8,197
Posted By Spanik
I use 645 mostly like on holidays (together with...

I use 645 mostly like on holidays (together with a 6x17) and day outs when I expect to shoot a lot of film. Otherwise I go up to 6x9. I don't like 6x6 or 6x7. Always slides, rarely b&w (2-3 film a...
Forum: RFF Polls 08-22-2016
Replies: 72
Views: 4,478
Posted By Spanik
If my wife insisted on selfies and facebook I'd...

If my wife insisted on selfies and facebook I'd get another wife pronto.


Maybe that's why I don't have a wife....

Seriously, If you go on a trip you both have to enjoy it, that may involve...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-22-2016
Replies: 41
Views: 3,187
Posted By Spanik
Use slide film, far less variables in development...

Use slide film, far less variables in development and printing.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 08-21-2016
Replies: 19
Views: 2,645
Posted By Spanik
Had the same experience with a Korelle Reflex....

Had the same experience with a Korelle Reflex. When you get to see the results you get hit with how little progress we have made.



I'd say that old cameras just don't have a mind of their own and...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-17-2016
Replies: 16
Views: 1,390
Posted By Spanik
But you have to like the 6x7 format. I don't for...

But you have to like the 6x7 format. I don't for instance as it is neither square nor rectangular. And a 6x9 camera is hardly any larger. Likewise there is not much sense in lugging 6x7 or 6x9 lenses...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-17-2016
Replies: 2
Views: 746
Posted By Spanik
According to the manual (and I tend to put some...

According to the manual (and I tend to put some faith in what the manufacturer writes) they are for parallax and exposure compensation due to extension of the bellows.
Forum: RFF Polls 08-15-2016
Replies: 72
Views: 4,478
Posted By Spanik
+1 You want to take snaps, then use a camera made...

+1 You want to take snaps, then use a camera made to take snaps.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-15-2016
Replies: 126
Views: 9,056
Posted By Spanik
In medium format that has to be the Mamiya C330...

In medium format that has to be the Mamiya C330 for me. A TLR that has is solid, dependable, easy to load, can do everything from wide(ish) angle to short tele and macro.

In 24x36 my vote goes to...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 08-11-2016
Replies: 84
Views: 7,567
Posted By Spanik
None. Sometimes I get older magazines from a...

None. Sometimes I get older magazines from a friend but honestly apart from some gear tests that you can read just as well on the net I don't see why anyone would buy a magazine.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-08-2016
Replies: 220
Views: 15,576
Posted By Spanik
Have we? Are they "the mainstream" or only "the...

Have we? Are they "the mainstream" or only "the mainstream" in a certain demographic? Maybe for certain use cases but not for others.
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