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Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-07-2018
Replies: 92
Views: 3,127
Posted By Stuart John
I don't think we really need any more...

I don't think we really need any more manufactures of scanners. What we need is canon or epson to produce something better. Put decent optics with focusing into their flatbeds so we can get a real...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-22-2018
Replies: 273
Views: 27,977
Posted By Stuart John
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/galler...

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/3357/U3357I1389611301.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-22-2018
Replies: 273
Views: 27,977
Posted By Stuart John
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/galler...

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/3357/U3357I1392759422.SEQ.3.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-12-2018
Replies: 522
Views: 82,842
Posted By Stuart John
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/galler...

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/3357/U3357I1407791922.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-17-2018
Replies: 275
Views: 10,231
Posted By Stuart John
Thats something I've always agreed with, but I...

Thats something I've always agreed with, but I think the quality plateau is much lower than most hobbyists want to believe especially with digital today.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-17-2018
Replies: 275
Views: 10,231
Posted By Stuart John
Or shoot shoot some high speed B&W film with that...

Or shoot shoot some high speed B&W film with that film M.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-28-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 1,374
Posted By Stuart John
Here was one article I found, I read it sometime...

Here was one article I found, I read it sometime ago and may have remembered it a bit wrong. I would seem that the lens should have good contrast and good resolution to render differences in adjacent...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-28-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 1,374
Posted By Stuart John
People used to refer to micro contrast as the...

People used to refer to micro contrast as the lenses ability to separate subtle differences in tones, so a lens may have a strong global contrast but will render subtle differences in tones the...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-26-2017
Replies: 518
Views: 93,431
Posted By Stuart John
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/galler...

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/3357/U3357I1409080914.SEQ.1.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-26-2017
Replies: 744
Views: 177,005
Posted By Stuart John
The...

The Beach.
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/3357/U3357I1421697338.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-25-2017
Replies: 92
Views: 4,150
Posted By Stuart John
Nikon F with plain prism.

Nikon F with plain prism.
Forum: RFF Polls 11-11-2017
Replies: 40
Views: 1,858
Posted By Stuart John
Years, Leica M film body

Years, Leica M film body
Forum: Film vs Digital 10-29-2017
Replies: 95
Views: 26,891
Posted By Stuart John
Film of course, thats like asking whats got more...

Film of course, thats like asking whats got more sex appeal a woman or a blowup doll.
Forum: Film vs Digital 10-29-2017
Replies: 79
Views: 5,451
Posted By Stuart John
Yes we know TriX today is different from the old...

Yes we know TriX today is different from the old stuff but it is film made by Kodak and named TriX. Unlike the computer simulations that come from computers and digital photography.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-28-2017
Replies: 39
Views: 2,103
Posted By Stuart John
Missed the last post

Missed the last post
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-28-2017
Replies: 39
Views: 2,103
Posted By Stuart John
MA top plate

MA top plate
Forum: Film vs Digital 10-28-2017
Replies: 79
Views: 5,451
Posted By Stuart John
yep film photography the real thing, digital is...

yep film photography the real thing, digital is just computer graphics.

Thats How often feel about it.
I can shoot real TriX and print it on real photographic paper. It looks like TriX smells like...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-10-2017
Replies: 19
Views: 1,406
Posted By Stuart John
Nice set of pics. What are you using to scan them?

Nice set of pics. What are you using to scan them?
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-09-2017
Replies: 185
Views: 11,513
Posted By Stuart John
What was annoying me was my V500, when I first...

What was annoying me was my V500, when I first got it I liked it a lot but I does lack resolution for 35mm film and can make B&W scan look a little clunky sometimes. It's not bad but I always felt...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-09-2017
Replies: 185
Views: 11,513
Posted By Stuart John
Sorry it's a PB4/PS4

Sorry it's a PB4/PS4
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-09-2017
Replies: 493
Views: 36,631
Posted By Stuart John
Here a couple of mine D800 BP4/PS4 50mm f3.5...

Here a couple of mine D800 BP4/PS4 50mm f3.5 Micro Nikkor

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4371/36980215391_4d1b8406b0_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/YkPgEx)webDSC_5182-Edit-Edit (https://flic.kr/p/YkPgEx)...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-09-2017
Replies: 185
Views: 11,513
Posted By Stuart John
One more using the D800,PB5/PS5 50mm f3.5 micro...

One more using the D800,PB5/PS5 50mm f3.5 micro Nikkor

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4359/36309441833_e4c28251fa_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Xjxo4c)webDSC_5174-Edit-2 (https://flic.kr/p/Xjxo4c) by...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-09-2017
Replies: 185
Views: 11,513
Posted By Stuart John
I finally picked up the 50mm f3.5 micro to day to...

I finally picked up the 50mm f3.5 micro to day to use on my D800 PB5/PS5
I've tried it fudged with regular 50s but this works great now.
Film was TriX camera Leica M5 lens 35mm skopar.
Yep now I'm...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-05-2017
Replies: 26
Views: 1,366
Posted By Stuart John
Print it lighter so the snow is white.

Print it lighter so the snow is white.
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 06-07-2017
Replies: 58
Views: 5,476
Posted By Stuart John
The A7 is likely the cheapest option for full...

The A7 is likely the cheapest option for full frame digital and M lenses. I've been using mine with the 50mm Voigtlander Nokton for the last few years as well as the 35mm f2.5 color skopar both are...
Forum: Digital Compacts 05-26-2017
Replies: 38
Views: 3,324
Posted By Stuart John
Well, I used just an X100 for a trip to...

Well, I used just an X100 for a trip to Barcelona, having just one camera with a fixed lens was great in many ways as it free me up from thinking about gear but these day I would prefer something...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-26-2017
Replies: 23
Views: 1,453
Posted By Stuart John
I'm quite sure you could get great results...

I'm quite sure you could get great results without that piece of equipment. Nikon makes a bellows with a slide copier attachment that can often be found used for much less money.
Take a look at this...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 03-28-2017
Replies: 342
Views: 118,516
Posted By Stuart John
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/3357/U3357I1483472924.SEQ.0.jpg

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/3357/U3357I1441567091.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-25-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 1,969
Posted By Stuart John
I think all SD cards are the same size so it...

I think all SD cards are the same size so it should fit OK.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-19-2017
Replies: 89
Views: 7,257
Posted By Stuart John
https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3851/14780509166_3ae...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3851/14780509166_3ae7c2c02f_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ow6YqW)Turku Riverside (https://flic.kr/p/ow6YqW) by photogsjm (https://www.flickr.com/photos/photogsjm/), on...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-14-2017
Replies: 1,597
Views: 277,510
Posted By Stuart John
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/3357/U3357I1483473000.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-26-2016
Replies: 439
Views: 51,004
Posted By Stuart John
https://c2.staticflickr.com/1/590/20925626353_8b51...

https://c2.staticflickr.com/1/590/20925626353_8b51468166_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/xT8iFg)2015_LeicaM5_054 (https://flic.kr/p/xT8iFg) by photogsjm (https://www.flickr.com/photos/photogsjm/), on Flickr
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-26-2016
Replies: 439
Views: 51,004
Posted By Stuart John
https://c6.staticflickr.com/6/5782/20925625973_fc7...

https://c6.staticflickr.com/6/5782/20925625973_fc75dec597_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/xT8iyH)2015_LeicaM5_040 (https://flic.kr/p/xT8iyH) by photogsjm (https://www.flickr.com/photos/photogsjm/), on Flickr
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-22-2016
Replies: 54
Views: 3,893
Posted By Stuart John
Yep vinyl is great. Here's...

Yep vinyl is great.
Here's mine.
http://i.imgur.com/RyPYVath.jpg#Q9XFL
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-18-2016
Replies: 4,566
Views: 1,301,974
Posted By Stuart John
https://c6.staticflickr.com/6/5782/20925625973_fc7...

https://c6.staticflickr.com/6/5782/20925625973_fc75dec597_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/xT8iyH)2015_LeicaM5_040 (https://flic.kr/p/xT8iyH) by photogsjm (https://www.flickr.com/photos/photogsjm/), on...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-18-2016
Replies: 4,566
Views: 1,301,974
Posted By Stuart John
https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5646/21546752385_f19...

https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5646/21546752385_f198537e1b_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/yQ1JNM)2015_LeicaM5_049 (https://flic.kr/p/yQ1JNM) by photogsjm (https://www.flickr.com/photos/photogsjm/), on...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-17-2016
Replies: 36
Views: 3,198
Posted By Stuart John
I still have my old olympus digital c220 It was...

I still have my old olympus digital c220 It was rather a a digital 2mp MJU with a zoom, same there really isn't a modern day equivalent.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-24-2016
Replies: 273
Views: 27,977
Posted By Stuart John
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/3357/U3357I1392759422.SEQ.3.jpg

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http://www.rangefinderforum.com/...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-07-2016
Replies: 165
Views: 65,974
Posted By Stuart John
I want a grey/silver hammer finish on my M5. I...

I want a grey/silver hammer finish on my M5. I think i will just paint it one day with a little brush. The camera is pretty beat up so it won't look any worse.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-04-2016
Replies: 42
Views: 3,010
Posted By Stuart John
No.

No...........
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-09-2016
Replies: 130
Views: 14,089
Posted By Stuart John
I suspect the DX lens won't cover the film as it...

I suspect the DX lens won't cover the film as it is designed for a smaller sensor. There is a cheap plastic fantastic 28-80 that will work great with the F80.. I've often been tempted to pick up an...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-01-2016
Replies: 2
Views: 972
Posted By Stuart John
Nice shots you took with the M2 and 35mm Skopar....

Nice shots you took with the M2 and 35mm Skopar. I have the 35mm skopar myself. It's a great little lens capable of super resuts. Delta 100 looks really smooth. I would mind trying it myself.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-30-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 1,293
Posted By Stuart John
Thanks for all the kind replies. The film was...

Thanks for all the kind replies. The film was TriX it was developed in HC110 and scanned with an Epson V500.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-29-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 1,293
Posted By Stuart John
Leica M5

After my disaster of a M3 which eventually had to be returned for refund I finally picked up an M5, it's a beater but it works well and is real smooth. I've been using it with a 35mm Skopar. Anyhow I...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 03-26-2016
Replies: 50
Views: 7,502
Posted By Stuart John
Lab scan could be a touch darker, your scan is...

Lab scan could be a touch darker, your scan is too dark and saturated. Adjust the scans to get the result that you want, your pictures are what you make them.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-20-2016
Replies: 911
Views: 148,122
Posted By Stuart John
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/3357/U3357I1435092566.SEQ.0.jpg

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/3357/U3357I1434134476.SEQ.0.jpg

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/...
Forum: RFF Polls 03-19-2016
Replies: 12
Poll: Mono-poll
Views: 2,040
Posted By Stuart John
Well I voted for the fujis, I would like an x100...

Well I voted for the fujis, I would like an x100 monochome but to be honest I'm happy to use SFXpro.
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 03-14-2016
Replies: 243
Views: 106,717
Posted By Stuart John
A7 with 50mm f3.5...

A7 with 50mm f3.5 Elmar
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/3357/U3357I1434220398.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-20-2016
Replies: 585
Views: 85,909
Posted By Stuart John
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/3357/U3357I1308041340.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-07-2015
Replies: 1,597
Views: 277,510
Posted By Stuart John
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5689/21359839429_13...

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5689/21359839429_133c8871ff_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/yxuL6B)2015_LeicaM5_052 (https://flic.kr/p/yxuL6B) by photogsjm (https://www.flickr.com/photos/photogsjm/), on...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-07-2015
Replies: 1,597
Views: 277,510
Posted By Stuart John
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/3357/U3357I1440956162.SEQ.3.jpg
Forum: Zeiss Contax 11-07-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 3,369
Posted By Stuart John
Great pictures, Iv'e often thought about picking...

Great pictures, Iv'e often thought about picking up a G1. What did you scan them with?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-27-2015
Replies: 4,566
Views: 1,301,974
Posted By Stuart John
M5. https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5646/2154675238...

M5.
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5646/21546752385_f198537e1b_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/yQ1JNM)2015_LeicaM5_049 (https://flic.kr/p/yQ1JNM) by photogsjm (https://www.flickr.com/photos/photogsjm/), on...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-26-2015
Replies: 2,578
Views: 493,234
Posted By Stuart John
Leica M5, 35mm Skopar, TriX,...

Leica M5, 35mm Skopar, TriX, HC110
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/733/21540291329_f215f375e9_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/yPrCag)2015_LeicaM5_033 (https://flic.kr/p/yPrCag) by photogsjm...
Forum: The Angry Photographer - YouTube's Ken Wheeler 09-23-2015
Replies: 84
Views: 8,088
Posted By Stuart John
Same lens different...

Same lens different distance.
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5323/18216107973_6f36efbafc_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/tKGjg8)webDSC01506-Edit (https://flic.kr/p/tKGjg8) by photogsjm...
Forum: The Angry Photographer - YouTube's Ken Wheeler 09-23-2015
Replies: 84
Views: 8,088
Posted By Stuart John
I like this. Leica Elmar 5cm f...

I like this. Leica Elmar 5cm f 3.5.
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5447/18839452491_a002a4792d_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/uGM7Sp)webDSC01499-Edit (https://flic.kr/p/uGM7Sp) by photogsjm...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-18-2015
Replies: 7,409
Views: 3,776,669
Posted By Stuart John
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5808/21523464991_3e...

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5808/21523464991_3ee76a912c_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/yMXogZ)webDSCF2012 (https://flic.kr/p/yMXogZ) by photogsjm (https://www.flickr.com/photos/photogsjm/), on Flickr
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-06-2015
Replies: 536
Views: 142,542
Posted By Stuart John
Leica M5 35mm F2.5 Color...

Leica M5 35mm F2.5 Color Skopar
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/3357/U3357I1441566895.SEQ.0.jpg

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/3357/U3357I1441567091.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-03-2015
Replies: 1,597
Views: 277,510
Posted By Stuart John
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/3357/U3357I1440956160.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-02-2015
Replies: 58
Views: 5,653
Posted By Stuart John
I'd like to photograph a front cover for Vogue...

I'd like to photograph a front cover for Vogue and shoot the Victoria Secret catalogue.
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 08-13-2015
Replies: 193
Views: 46,175
Posted By Stuart John
A7 with 50mm f1.5...

A7 with 50mm f1.5 Nokton
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/3357/U3357I1421697338.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 08-13-2015
Replies: 193
Views: 46,175
Posted By Stuart John
A7 with 5cm f3.5...

A7 with 5cm f3.5 Elmar.
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/3357/U3357I1434220399.SEQ.1.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-12-2015
Replies: 2,998
Views: 478,010
Posted By Stuart John
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/3357/U3357I1435092566.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-10-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 2,015
Posted By Stuart John
That was really great to see them. Thanks for...

That was really great to see them. Thanks for sharing that link.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-27-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,779
Posted By Stuart John
I guess it wouldn't be to hard to make one from a...

I guess it wouldn't be to hard to make one from a piece of scrap perspex using some basic hand tools. I just trim my leaders with a pair of scissors before I go out.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-25-2015
Replies: 2,998
Views: 478,010
Posted By Stuart John
https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5323/18216107973_6f3...

https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5323/18216107973_6f36efbafc_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/tKGjg8)webDSC01506-Edit (https://flic.kr/p/tKGjg8) by photogsjm (https://www.flickr.com/photos/photogsjm/), on Flickr
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-24-2015
Replies: 395
Views: 54,972
Posted By Stuart John
https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5460/18649004638_ac2...

https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5460/18649004638_ac23755b2d_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/upX2mJ)webDSC01516-Edit-3 (https://flic.kr/p/upX2mJ) by photogsjm (https://www.flickr.com/photos/photogsjm/), on...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-24-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 2,860
Posted By Stuart John
Here are is one from my 50mm Nokton F1.5,...

Here are is one from my 50mm Nokton F1.5,

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/324/19120299852_190da7c5e8_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/v8Ax1h)webDSC01122-4 (https://flic.kr/p/v8Ax1h) by photogsjm...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-24-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 2,690
Posted By Stuart John
Get the camera a CLA if you intend to use it....

Get the camera a CLA if you intend to use it. It's not much use at the moment in bright light with high shutter speeds.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-21-2015
Replies: 38
Views: 5,002
Posted By Stuart John
Here is one from my 105 f2.5 sonnar...

Here is one from my 105 f2.5 sonnar version.
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/3357/U3357I1388319605.SEQ.1.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-17-2015
Replies: 795
Views: 90,357
Posted By Stuart John
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/3357/U3357I1434042791.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 06-13-2015
Replies: 61
Views: 9,129
Posted By Stuart John
I've been fairly happy with my Sony A7 and manual...

I've been fairly happy with my Sony A7 and manual focus lenses.
Shot this with the A7 and the 50mm F3.5 Elmar LTM.
For manual focus it beats my...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-09-2015
Replies: 288
Views: 50,326
Posted By Stuart John
Wow there are some great images in this...

Wow there are some great images in this thread.

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/3357/U3357I1421697338.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 05-07-2015
Replies: 243
Views: 106,717
Posted By Stuart John
A7 with 50mm F3.5 Elmar...

A7 with 50mm F3.5 Elmar LTM.
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/3357/U3357I1407791922.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 05-07-2015
Replies: 243
Views: 106,717
Posted By Stuart John
A7 with 50mm F1.5 Nokton...

A7 with 50mm F1.5 Nokton LTM
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/3357/U3357I1421697338.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 05-02-2015
Replies: 186
Views: 11,870
Posted By Stuart John
I really like my Fuji X100 but if I'm honest it...

I really like my Fuji X100 but if I'm honest it is closer to a digital Canonet than a Leica.
I had a Fuji XE1 and never liked it, I bought the X100 a few months later and got rid of the XE1.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-10-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 4,924
Posted By Stuart John
It's not just used camera gear, I've notice the...

It's not just used camera gear, I've notice the same with used hifi gear too.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-10-2015
Replies: 5,512
Views: 486,802
Posted By Stuart John
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/3357/U3357I1420923003.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-10-2015
Replies: 5,512
Views: 486,802
Posted By Stuart John
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/3357/U3357I1420648324.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-03-2015
Replies: 203
Views: 24,141
Posted By Stuart John
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

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Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 12-21-2014
Replies: 84
Views: 5,138
Posted By Stuart John
Thanks Tony, I'm was surprised the shot came out...

Thanks Tony, I'm was surprised the shot came out very well at all considering just how dirty the glass was.
Forum: Film vs Digital 12-19-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 4,566
Posted By Stuart John
I bought my D80 in 2007 and it still works as...

I bought my D80 in 2007 and it still works as good as it ever did. My D1h was used, I bought it before the D80 maybe in 2006 and it still works. I bought my Olympus C220 in 2003 I think and it still...
Forum: Film vs Digital 12-19-2014
Replies: 39
Views: 6,308
Posted By Stuart John
For color it was simple, I got fed up with poor...

For color it was simple, I got fed up with poor results from labs. I still shoot some B&W film though.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-15-2014
Replies: 2,998
Views: 478,010
Posted By Stuart John
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/3357/U3357I1418675999.SEQ.2.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-11-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 2,207
Posted By Stuart John
Wasn't Four X a beer?

Wasn't Four X a beer?
Forum: Film vs Digital 12-08-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 9,649
Posted By Stuart John
The D700 is an old Nikon DSLR by todays thinking,...

The D700 is an old Nikon DSLR by todays thinking, an F6 is still Nikon's latest film SLR. If Nikon had made an F7 and F8 the F6 would likely be worth less.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-25-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 1,483
Posted By Stuart John
Diff lock silicon oil sound to me like the stuff...

Diff lock silicon oil sound to me like the stuff they put in diffs in remote control cars.

Like this
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXNXJ1





....
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-14-2014
Replies: 80
Views: 6,362
Posted By Stuart John
This one. 40mm...

This one. 40mm Nokton.
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/3357/U3357I1325104865.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-12-2014
Replies: 80
Views: 6,362
Posted By Stuart John
Another. http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgaller...

Another.
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/3357/U3357I1413136962.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-12-2014
Replies: 80
Views: 6,362
Posted By Stuart John
Maybe this one from 50mm f3.5...

Maybe this one from 50mm f3.5 elmar.
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/3357/U3357I1409080402.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 09-15-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 6,678
Posted By Stuart John
Big lens announcement was really the correct...

Big lens announcement was really the correct title. That 35 f1.4 is huge. I don't get Sony why spend all that time to make a small camera then make a bunch of huge lenses. Would it not have been...
Forum: Film vs Digital 08-31-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 2,938
Posted By Stuart John
I've been messing around with some rangefinder...

I've been messing around with some rangefinder lenses on a Sony A7 for the last couple of months.
For this shot I had a Leica Elmar 50mm f3.5...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-30-2014
Replies: 54
Views: 10,235
Posted By Stuart John
Mirrorless is great but there is still a way to...

Mirrorless is great but there is still a way to go before they will replace a DSLR everyone.

Biggest problem is the bodies are so small and many are only interest in mirror less due to small...
Forum: Film vs Digital 08-28-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 1,385
Posted By Stuart John
Trouble is who knows what Portra is really...

Trouble is who knows what Portra is really supposed to look like. I assume the bottom image is Portra due to the dust. In my opinion the bottom image is way too cold. If I had a print turn out like...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 08-27-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 3,438
Posted By Stuart John
Thanks it's one of my favorites from this summer...

Thanks it's one of my favorites from this summer I think.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 08-27-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 3,438
Posted By Stuart John
Here's some I made earlier. Silver FX...

Here's some I made earlier.
Silver FX Pro
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/3357/U3357I1409080914.SEQ.1.jpg

Silver FX pro plus analog FX pro for...
Forum: Photo Software 08-12-2014
Replies: 95
Views: 11,036
Posted By Stuart John
I'm so much better with Lightroom processing RAW...

I'm so much better with Lightroom processing RAW files from my cameras to get what I want it's not even funny. I don't just beat the in camera jpegs I blow them out of the water. It's not about lossy...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 08-12-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 11,508
Posted By Stuart John
Looks good. I just bought an A7 a few weeks ago....

Looks good. I just bought an A7 a few weeks ago. I don't have anything wider than my 35mf2.5 skopar which seems to work OK.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-13-2014
Replies: 2,998
Views: 478,010
Posted By Stuart John
Sony A7 35mm f2.5 Skopar B&W done in Silver FX...

Sony A7 35mm f2.5 Skopar B&W done in Silver FX pro.
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/3357/U3357I1405187091.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-22-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 6,981
Posted By Stuart John
I like 3 1/2 x 5 inch prints from 35mm and 6x6 to...

I like 3 1/2 x 5 inch prints from 35mm and 6x6 to 8x8 inch prints from 6x6cm medium format negs. At those sizes I get the kind of tonality I like in my darkroom prints.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-22-2014
Replies: 2,998
Views: 478,010
Posted By Stuart John
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/3357/med_U3357I1403332573.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-23-2014
Replies: 158
Views: 11,411
Posted By Stuart John
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/3357/U3357I1398027458.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-08-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 2,046
Posted By Stuart John
Really looking forward to hear how you get on....

Really looking forward to hear how you get on. The pictures will be very useful for many of us that have suffered broken Leicas.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-10-2014
Replies: 2,998
Views: 478,010
Posted By Stuart John
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/3357/U3357I1394403198.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-09-2014
Replies: 2,998
Views: 478,010
Posted By Stuart John
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/3357/U3357I1394316065.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-09-2014
Replies: 2,998
Views: 478,010
Posted By Stuart John
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http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/3357/U3357I1394294500.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: RFF Polls 03-08-2014
Replies: 58
Views: 6,316
Posted By Stuart John
F4 to F8 are most useful for me. I will use...

F4 to F8 are most useful for me. I will use larger aperture if needed or smaller. I'm not a big fan of one eye in focus portraits so I tend to stop down. The closer I get the more I want to stop down...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-02-2014
Replies: 50
Views: 7,265
Posted By Stuart John
Yep film is great. M3 50mm 1.5...

Yep film is great. M3 50mm 1.5 Nokton.

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/3357/med_U3357I1393788347.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-28-2014
Replies: 50
Views: 7,265
Posted By Stuart John
Yep you could have done a similar thing with the...

Yep you could have done a similar thing with the digital camera but it still would not have been TriX. B&W film is the real thing, color digital images converted to B&W and made to look like film is...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-28-2014
Replies: 59
Views: 22,851
Posted By Stuart John
I took my IIIa apart to give it clean up. Your...

I took my IIIa apart to give it clean up. Your post reminded me that I still had not got around to doing mine fully. I did the slow speeds when I got the camera a few years ago but never got around...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 02-28-2014
Replies: 39
Views: 4,833
Posted By Stuart John
My Leica IIIa was my favorite point and shoot...

My Leica IIIa was my favorite point and shoot sadly the shutter is not light tight when winding anymore and is in bad condition around the laths. I took it apart to clean and lube it but alas I found...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-23-2014
Replies: 4,566
Views: 1,301,974
Posted By Stuart John
M3 50mm 1.5 Nokton LTM Ella and...

M3 50mm 1.5 Nokton LTM

Ella and Alma
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/3357/U3357I1393180848.SEQ.3.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-23-2014
Replies: 1,501
Views: 194,177
Posted By Stuart John
Ella &...

Ella & Alma
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/3357/med_U3357I1393180848.SEQ.3.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-23-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,822
Posted By Stuart John
Couple more shots from the next...

Couple more shots from the next...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-21-2014
Replies: 59
Views: 22,851
Posted By Stuart John
You have got the main speed dial set to1/20 sec...

You have got the main speed dial set to1/20 sec when you are checking the slow speeds. If you have the camera set to B by mistake the slow speed won't work properly it will do just what you described.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-20-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,822
Posted By Stuart John
No just plain Stuart John sorry no celebrity here...

No just plain Stuart John sorry no celebrity here :)

I like the finder. I've got Zorkis and Canonets, plus the usual Nikon film SLRs and DSLRs I got a Leica IIIa a couple of years ago but I've...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-20-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,822
Posted By Stuart John
Thanks Nick and Dan, the Kentmere surprised me to...

Thanks Nick and Dan, the Kentmere surprised me to be honest. I only ordered two rolls and wish I had ordered more. The lens is the older thread mount version. It's a bit big so I might try my 50mm...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-20-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,822
Posted By Stuart John
M3 My first M Leica

Just got the first roll of film developed from my M3. Nothing special with these shots just making sure all was working and guessing exposure. Got a couple more rolls to be developed tomorrow...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-19-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,155
Posted By Stuart John
D 76 1:1 reduce development by around 30 maybe 40...

D 76 1:1 reduce development by around 30 maybe 40 %. Should be a reasonable starting point I would guess.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-14-2014
Replies: 7,409
Views: 3,776,669
Posted By Stuart John
Leica M3 with 50mm f1.5 Nokton...

Leica M3 with 50mm f1.5 Nokton...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-12-2014
Replies: 395
Views: 54,972
Posted By Stuart John
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Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 02-11-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 4,835
Posted By Stuart John
It used to be quite a fad sometime ago but as...

It used to be quite a fad sometime ago but as Roger points out unless you are using different contrast grades for local adjustments you can achieve the same result with single filters.
I guess one...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-11-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 2,541
Posted By Stuart John
I've got one, the AF is really loud on mine. It...

I've got one, the AF is really loud on mine. It works fine though. I picked mine up used years ago for 20 euros. I've got the F100 too which is a much more modern camera but there's nothing wrong...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 02-07-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 10,400
Posted By Stuart John
Try the manual power minimum setting with...

Try the manual power minimum setting with diffuser up combined with your normal indoor shutter speed and aperture. Just stay about 2.5 meters from the subject. Keep the distance constant and see what...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 02-07-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 10,400
Posted By Stuart John
You want the flash under the ambient exposure if...

You want the flash under the ambient exposure if the flash will be the fill. For example Shutter 1/15sec F4 with flash set for F2.8 that puts the flash one stop under the ambient lighting. What...
Forum: Off Topic 02-02-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 2,297
Posted By Stuart John
Great Stuff, thanks for posting.. :)

Great Stuff, thanks for posting.. :)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-02-2014
Replies: 2,998
Views: 478,010
Posted By Stuart John
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-02-2014
Replies: 223
Views: 20,429
Posted By Stuart John
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/3357/U3357I1300316518.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-31-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 5,671
Posted By Stuart John
I've got the silver nosed Sonnar version. I'm...

I've got the silver nosed Sonnar version. I'm very pleased with it.
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/3357/med_U3357I1388319605.SEQ.1.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-30-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 832
Posted By Stuart John
Nice one. I just got my M3 today and my 50mm 1.5...

Nice one. I just got my M3 today and my 50mm 1.5 LTM Nokton arrived on Monday. Looking forward to the weekend to shoot a few rolls of film.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 01-26-2014
Replies: 175
Views: 37,484
Posted By Stuart John
I think one important thing to remember is that...

I think one important thing to remember is that not everyone wants to be part of someone else's social media circus. If photographers are not careful things will eventually change for the worst. If a...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-25-2014
Replies: 1,501
Views: 194,177
Posted By Stuart John
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/3357/U3357I1390424215.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-23-2014
Replies: 522
Views: 82,842
Posted By Stuart John
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/3357/U3357I1389739384.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-23-2014
Replies: 522
Views: 82,842
Posted By Stuart John
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/3357/U3357I1389611301.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-23-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,392
Posted By Stuart John
I basically did the same thing. I didn't like...

I basically did the same thing. I didn't like viewfinder of the X-E1 so in the end I picked up an X100 when my local store had a digi week and cheep prices on the older X100. I much prefer the X100...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-19-2014
Replies: 314
Views: 86,459
Posted By Stuart John
Here are a few from my "D800 Scanner" Film APX100...

Here are a few from my "D800 Scanner" Film APX100 stand develop for way too long...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-18-2014
Replies: 400
Views: 136,029
Posted By Stuart John
Thanks Raid, I can't wait for mine to arrive.

Thanks Raid, I can't wait for mine to arrive.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-18-2014
Replies: 76
Views: 9,993
Posted By Stuart John
One...

One more.
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/3357/U3357I1283596707.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-18-2014
Replies: 76
Views: 9,993
Posted By Stuart John
Kodak Gold 100 scanned with...

Kodak Gold 100 scanned with v500
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/3357/U3357I1283596819.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-18-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 2,541
Posted By Stuart John
Your best possibility would be to get something...

Your best possibility would be to get something like a Sony NEX dismantle it and fit it into a rangefinder body yourself. Start with an old FED 3 being rather large. Try to just remove the outer...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-18-2014
Replies: 400
Views: 136,029
Posted By Stuart John
I've just ordered the older used LTM version. I...

I've just ordered the older used LTM version. I shall be using it on an M3 that should be arriving very soon. Can't wait to start shooing with it. Would of like the new version but locally it's over...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 01-15-2014
Replies: 37
Views: 3,540
Posted By Stuart John
My 9 year old daughter can use windows 8 but I...

My 9 year old daughter can use windows 8 but I can't :) I never thought the day would come when I would struggle with a PC. I went from win XP to a Mac so I've never had to learn win 7 or 8.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-12-2014
Replies: 2,998
Views: 478,010
Posted By Stuart John
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/3357/U3357I1386972565.SEQ.0.jpg

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http://www.rangefinderforum.com/...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-12-2014
Replies: 314
Views: 86,459
Posted By Stuart John
I use a V500 and am experimenting with the Nikon...

I use a V500 and am experimenting with the Nikon PB4 bellows and PS4 slide/film holder attachment attached to a D800. I also wet print too. B&W wet prints are what I really like though.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-07-2014
Replies: 57
Views: 6,189
Posted By Stuart John
I've just had the same idea. After resisting an M...

I've just had the same idea. After resisting an M for over fifteen years I've finally got an M3 on the way. I did get a Leica IIIa a couple of years ago it is great camera but I after a few months I...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-04-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 3,938
Posted By Stuart John
I just like the way film (velvia) did so well....

I just like the way film (velvia) did so well. For detail it smoked all those older DSLR bodies. People used to claim the Canon 10D was as good as 35mm film then the 20D and so on. It's today with...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 01-02-2014
Replies: 48
Views: 3,280
Posted By Stuart John
Thanks Tony for including my shot in your picks...

Thanks Tony for including my shot in your picks this week.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-29-2013
Replies: 201
Views: 25,799
Posted By Stuart John
I don't know how many of you here have taken the...

I don't know how many of you here have taken the time to look at Jukka's images. If you haven't then you really should take a look. It's a great collection of work from the 60's to present day.
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 12-27-2013
Replies: 276
Views: 67,259
Posted By Stuart John
Just got my Plain Prism F. It's loaded with HP5...

Just got my Plain Prism F. It's loaded with HP5 and ready to go.

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=98355&d=1388172668
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-27-2013
Replies: 64
Views: 5,335
Posted By Stuart John
Well I just bought a black Nikon F with plain...

Well I just bought a black Nikon F with plain prism so I guess some B&W film will be shot in 2014.
Forum: Film vs Digital 12-27-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 6,389
Posted By Stuart John
It's interesting, I am wondering what size the...

It's interesting, I am wondering what size the print would have to be to see the advantage the film has. I also wonder if film is not better for small optical prints compared to digital. I alway...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-26-2013
Replies: 64
Views: 4,736
Posted By Stuart John
I've been considering a Leica M since about 1998....

I've been considering a Leica M since about 1998. I've done the Canonets, the Feds, the Zorkis I've even got a Leica IIIa. I've got as far as the camera store with money in pocket and cameras in bag...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-26-2013
Replies: 54
Views: 3,181
Posted By Stuart John
D800 50mm 1.8g sb900 and an X100.

D800 50mm 1.8g sb900 and an X100.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 12-09-2013
Replies: 2,527
Views: 621,331
Posted By Stuart John
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/3357/U3357I1386617782.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 12-09-2013
Replies: 82
Views: 14,314
Posted By Stuart John
I've had the X100 for a while. It was for me the...

I've had the X100 for a while. It was for me the digital Canonet that Canon never made. At first I loved it then I took it to a party and realized just how frustrating the AF really is using the OVF....
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 12-08-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,276
Posted By Stuart John
High sync voltage with a modern digital camera is...

High sync voltage with a modern digital camera is one bad idea. Don't do it.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-30-2013
Replies: 46
Views: 4,247
Posted By Stuart John
I agree with you the advantages are many. When I...

I agree with you the advantages are many. When I bought the X-E1 it was a choice of that or the NEX6. I enjoyed my NEX C3 but wanted an EVF for eye level shooting and accurate manual focus that...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-30-2013
Replies: 46
Views: 4,247
Posted By Stuart John
I had one on my X-E1 and I hated it. Just not for...

I had one on my X-E1 and I hated it. Just not for me. I try not to use the EVF on my X100 if I can help it. I just don't like them. It's like shining a light bulb in one's eye not very comfortable at...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-23-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,822
Posted By Stuart John
Hope you enjoy the D800E. I gave up with my X-E1...

Hope you enjoy the D800E. I gave up with my X-E1 and got a D800 instead. I'm very pleased with the D800 and the new 50mm 1.8g and 85mm 1.8g are pretty good too.
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 11-02-2013
Replies: 166
Views: 16,443
Posted By Stuart John
Well I wasn't interested in the camera at first...

Well I wasn't interested in the camera at first but I may just let my EX1 and kit zoom go and get the A7 body as a platform for my Nikon primes.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 10-26-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 2,488
Posted By Stuart John
Well I prefer my X-100 over my X-E1 interns of...

Well I prefer my X-100 over my X-E1 interns of viewfinder experience. The X-100 is finally the digital replacement for my Canonet. Really though my most comfortable cameras to actually use not carry...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-19-2013
Replies: 107
Views: 19,821
Posted By Stuart John
Epson V500 TriX...

Epson V500 TriX 35mm.
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/3357/U3357I1366571848.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Optics Theory - 09-14-2013
Replies: 1,841
Views: 1,731,902
Posted By Stuart John
Nikon 85mm f1.4...

Nikon 85mm f1.4...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 08-11-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 5,388
Posted By Stuart John
I bought a v500 a few years ago. It's OK not...

I bought a v500 a few years ago. It's OK not great. I scan mostly 35mm film with a bit of 120. I've made a few 8x10 prints from 35mm scans of trix negs. They are not as detailed as a tradition...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-22-2013
Replies: 120
Views: 8,679
Posted By Stuart John
Just keep it all and go out and do some...

Just keep it all and go out and do some photography. Find what equipment works for you and what does not. You have an MP for film and an M8 so your not in any great need for a digital body. Learn...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-19-2013
Replies: 67
Views: 3,356
Posted By Stuart John
No love for the 35mm f1.4 AIS. I'm looking...

No love for the 35mm f1.4 AIS. I'm looking forward to developing a roll of TriX I shot with the 35mm f1.4. Trying the lens on my NEX C3 it looks to be great once stopped down a stop.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-18-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,984
Posted By Stuart John
One of the reasons I bought a smart phone was for...

One of the reasons I bought a smart phone was for the camera and the photo apps. Trouble is I can't really get into it. I just don't like the way the camera works or handles. Maybe a Sony NEX with...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-18-2013
Replies: 61
Views: 4,584
Posted By Stuart John
My first compact digital Olympus C220 had an...

My first compact digital Olympus C220 had an optical find as did my later Canon Ixus 70. They weren't great but they could be used quite easily. Trouble was many people did not use the finders and...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-06-2013
Replies: 2,998
Views: 478,010
Posted By Stuart John
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

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Forum: Photography General Interest 06-30-2013
Replies: 5,512
Views: 486,802
Posted By Stuart John
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-28-2013
Replies: 2,998
Views: 478,010
Posted By Stuart John
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-18-2013
Replies: 2,998
Views: 478,010
Posted By Stuart John
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-16-2013
Replies: 2,998
Views: 478,010
Posted By Stuart John
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

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Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-16-2013
Replies: 99
Views: 6,791
Posted By Stuart John
Well if the OP is over exposing a bit then...

Well if the OP is over exposing a bit then overdeveloping a bit in an honest developer like Rodinal and has a thermometer that reads a bit too low causing developer to be made too hot then it all...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-15-2013
Replies: 99
Views: 6,791
Posted By Stuart John
Most ISO 400 35mm films will show grain in 8x10...

Most ISO 400 35mm films will show grain in 8x10 prints. I happen to like the grain in 35mm TriX in HC110 printed to 8x10 but I would not go much bigger. Tmax 100 in D76 1:1 gave me the least grain of...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-08-2013
Replies: 522
Views: 82,842
Posted By Stuart John
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/3357/med_U3357I1367170056.SEQ.4.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-06-2013
Replies: 2,998
Views: 478,010
Posted By Stuart John
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/3357/U3357I1370203881.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 06-05-2013
Replies: 132
Views: 587,474
Posted By Stuart John
Personally for me RFF is my favorite of all the...

Personally for me RFF is my favorite of all the photography sites I visit. I don't mind gear discussions or political discussions. RFF is very civil compared to other sites with very little trolling...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-04-2013
Replies: 62
Views: 4,705
Posted By Stuart John
I have a D1h. I bought it used in 2007 but it the...

I have a D1h. I bought it used in 2007 but it the D1h was introduced in 2001 if I remember. Great camera and I still prefer the body to my much newer D80.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-01-2013
Replies: 5,512
Views: 486,802
Posted By Stuart John
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/3357/U3357I1369758981.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 05-29-2013
Replies: 150
Views: 11,967
Posted By Stuart John
Why it is so appealing for so many? Personally, I...

Why it is so appealing for so many? Personally, I believe that some people are simply searching for the magic bullet they have read that it will make them a better photographer so they try it out.

...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 05-25-2013
Replies: 116
Views: 7,084
Posted By Stuart John
The five a day was one of the best things about...

The five a day was one of the best things about the gallery. Twenty five per hour is a bit much. Maybe something like two or three images per hour or only show the last two images that a photographer...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-21-2013
Replies: 268
Views: 16,371
Posted By Stuart John
I'm grateful for the extra free space upload...

I'm grateful for the extra free space upload space.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-02-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,799
Posted By Stuart John
I've often wandered if a Sony Nex C3 would be...

I've often wandered if a Sony Nex C3 would be good candidate for this kind of conversion. Use a 35mm summaron for the lens. Now I have a cunning plan....
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-29-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,035
Posted By Stuart John
I just did. At first it was tough and I had to...

I just did. At first it was tough and I had to think about it, sometimes I would still lift the camera to my left eye but after a few weeks it became natural to do it.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-29-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 6,000
Posted By Stuart John
Never used a IIIg but I have no problems using me...

Never used a IIIg but I have no problems using me IIIa shooting my kids playing in the park.
Few from the...
Forum: Film vs Digital 04-26-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 2,386
Posted By Stuart John
I just can't fully embrace it. I like it for...

I just can't fully embrace it. I like it for color but B&W film is where it is really at for me. Try as I may, I am always a little disappointed with I myself when I shoot digital and then try and...
Forum: RFF Polls 04-26-2013
Replies: 57
Views: 4,771
Posted By Stuart John
I'm really concerned with the over all package....

I'm really concerned with the over all package. I'm usually looking at the cheaper end of the scale and usually used equipment. I like lenses to be in good condition at least the glass. Sharpness is...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 04-26-2013
Replies: 68
Views: 4,978
Posted By Stuart John
Thanks to Rob, Richard and J Crutcher. There...

Thanks to Rob, Richard and J Crutcher.
There were some great shots this week. Heres a couple of my...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-24-2013
Replies: 88
Views: 8,457
Posted By Stuart John
Barnack Leicas, My IIIa sync has soul. Nikon F....

Barnack Leicas, My IIIa sync has soul. Nikon F. Yashica D.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-21-2013
Replies: 2,998
Views: 478,010
Posted By Stuart John
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/3357/med_U3357I1365359770.SEQ.0.jpg

Sony NEX C3 Samyang 85mm f1.4
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-21-2013
Replies: 0
Views: 526
Posted By Stuart John
One from a IIIa and Elmas 50mm f3.5

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/3357/med_U3357I1366451607.SEQ.0.jpg
Ahhhhh. Let Me Go.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 04-21-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 2,123
Posted By Stuart John
Looks like a nice sharp lens. Nice looking...

Looks like a nice sharp lens. Nice looking camera. Images are really crisp and clean looking. Wouldn't mind one myself. Finding your FED 2 at the races post was a real treat as well. I've got a few...
Forum: RFF Polls 04-14-2013
Replies: 2,891
Views: 1,780,695
Posted By Stuart John
Just developed two rolls of APX100 in Rodinal

Just developed two rolls of APX100 in Rodinal
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-12-2013
Replies: 43
Views: 6,568
Posted By Stuart John
Some TriX in...

Some TriX in Rodinal.
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/3357/med_U3357I1364598390.SEQ.0.jpg

Some more. With some Snapseed post...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-11-2013
Replies: 1,597
Views: 277,510
Posted By Stuart John
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/3357/med_U3357I1353955478.SEQ.0.jpg

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/3357/med_U3357I1345657586.SEQ.0.jpg

http://www.rangefinderfo...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-11-2013
Replies: 32
Views: 2,116
Posted By Stuart John
I'm very pleased with my FM2n. I haven't always...

I'm very pleased with my FM2n. I haven't always liked them though. They were the standard issue company cameras when I worked as a cruise ship photographer. At first I never got on with them in that...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 04-06-2013
Replies: 234
Views: 29,915
Posted By Stuart John
Leica IIIa 50mm 3.5 Elmar TriX Rodinal scanned...

Leica IIIa 50mm 3.5 Elmar TriX Rodinal scanned v500 prost processed in Snapseed.
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/3357/med_U3357I1364831942.SEQ.3.jpg
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-01-2013
Replies: 0
Views: 530
Posted By Stuart John
Fun in the Park-Leica IIIa

Some fun shots from a trip to the...
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