Go Back   Rangefinderforum.com > Search Forums

Showing results 1 to 199 of 1000
Search took 9.39 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: Freakscene
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 17 Hours Ago
Replies: 49
Views: 1,162
Posted By Freakscene
Have Leica stopped repairing these, or are they...

Have Leica stopped repairing these, or are they out of parts?

Marty
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Days Ago
Replies: 123
Views: 14,060
Posted By Freakscene
Where the minimum developer volume/dilution/tank...

Where the minimum developer volume/dilution/tank volume combination doesn’t work I always make the minimum of concentrate to my tank volume and work out a time. So if you are using a 240mL one reel...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 4 Days Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 209
Posted By Freakscene
If you look at the photos in the Kickstarter you...

If you look at the photos in the Kickstarter you can see the circular image on the Instax film.

This Kickstarter has a better chance of becoming real than projects to renew manufacture instant...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 1 Week Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 715
Posted By Freakscene
If DAG cannot fix it, Kanto camera may be able to...

If DAG cannot fix it, Kanto camera may be able to fix it. They can polish and re-coat a hazy element. Focal Point in the US used to do this but the owner, John van Stelten, retired. Gevorg at Arax...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1,087
Views: 207,766
Posted By Freakscene
It _was_ my profession, for 10 years and hundreds...

It _was_ my profession, for 10 years and hundreds of thousands of prints.

Marty
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 1 Week Ago
Replies: 147
Views: 8,078
Posted By Freakscene
Perhaps they vary. Mine is slow to wake, 3-4s,...

Perhaps they vary. Mine is slow to wake, 3-4s, Leica inspected and serviced it and responded that it was in spec. My 246 is also much slower to wake from sleep mode than my MM was. Apart from this...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 173
Views: 18,018
Posted By Freakscene
https://www.filmferrania.it/news-articles/2019/kic...

https://www.filmferrania.it/news-articles/2019/kickstarter-qa
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 987
Posted By Freakscene
Direct maybe, but never simple. Did you ever do...

Direct maybe, but never simple. Did you ever do any Ciba/Ilfochome printing?

I still have nightmares about it - no joke, nightmares.

Marty
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 299
Posted By Freakscene
I have a Pen F on my field microscope. There is...

I have a Pen F on my field microscope. There is no "shoot without lens" selection in Olympus menus. If the screen and viewfinder are black then the lens/adapter has not been detected. Detection is...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 191
Views: 6,423
Posted By Freakscene
As I said in my PM response, DR and ER are only...

As I said in my PM response, DR and ER are only similar for sensors and camera systems with conventional architecture. And in the absence of a better definition, exposure range is the range of light...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 721
Posted By Freakscene
You were told something that is incorrect. At...

You were told something that is incorrect.

At the lab where I worked we used a 1L container of Photo-flo 2100 (1:2100 is the recommended dilution - I don't know if Kodak makes that anymore) every...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 423
Posted By Freakscene
They look as black as any very matte silver B&W...

They look as black as any very matte silver B&W paper, but not as black as Pt/Pd prints. The middle two negs suit the paper contrast better, and I used a home made developer with a lot of kick. I...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 423
Posted By Freakscene
I found some scans. Bad ones. But scans. One...

I found some scans. Bad ones. But scans. One thing about textured paper is it doesn't scan well. But I also knew nothing about scanning in 1999-2000 when I scanned these.

Sacha
Nikon F100,...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 423
Posted By Freakscene
You might find you need the hardener. If you...

You might find you need the hardener. If you don't use it but the emulsion washes off during processing, you know you need to add it. The formalin won't outgas after it is mixed with the emulsion,...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,087
Views: 207,766
Posted By Freakscene
This is beautiful. The scans you post of your...

This is beautiful. The scans you post of your prints are usually too flat for my tastes, but these look fantastic.

Marty
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 423
Posted By Freakscene
The Foma emulsion is good. It used to be...

The Foma emulsion is good. It used to be available in a 1kg package and I used to buy several at a go. People loved portraits on watercolour paper with LE.

The Foma emulsion comes with a hardener...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 721
Posted By Freakscene
Don’t rinse the Photo-flo, there is no point...

Don’t rinse the Photo-flo, there is no point using it if you do that.

Try Photo-flo at 1:400. If I use it at 1:200 as recommended I get marks. Higher dilution than 1:400 (including the homeopathic...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 3,374
Posted By Freakscene
I have some on order; I'll report back when I...

I have some on order; I'll report back when I receive it. I prefer to work from my own findings, but all ascorbate developers can suffer rapid oxidation. I'll probably use the whole bottle within a...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 3,374
Posted By Freakscene
Bellini Foto in Italy sells dimezone-s:...

Bellini Foto in Italy sells dimezone-s: http://www.bellinifoto.it/en/scheda-prodotti.php?id=87&categoria=12&famiglia=3

Marty
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 3,374
Posted By Freakscene
Perhaps, but the original query was asking for a...

Perhaps, but the original query was asking for a liquid developer that produces results that produce a similar look to that which they get from Xtol. DDX is a great speed enhancing liquid developer,...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 423
Posted By Freakscene
I have used heaps of liquid emulsion. I used...

I have used heaps of liquid emulsion. I used almost every brand and made some myself. I liked the Fotospeed brand best, I think it was sold in the US as Luminos. Without the baryta coating the...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 3,374
Posted By Freakscene
T-Grain and epitaxial films contain a lot of...

T-Grain and epitaxial films contain a lot of silver iodide, and it needs more developer to develop it. Particularly with T-Max 100 and high key scenes, there just isn’t enough developer in a normal...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 3,374
Posted By Freakscene
And another liquid ascorbate...

And another liquid ascorbate developer:
https://silberra.com/chemicals/silberra-special-developers/silberra-ascorol-developer

Marty
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 362
Posted By Freakscene
Look in this thread:...

Look in this thread: https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=112206&highlight=Orwo

The photos by RFFer Dourbalistar are lovely, and done with N74 and HC110 (or equivalent) dilution...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 1,186
Posted By Freakscene
No, Nikon were so confident about the new...

No, Nikon were so confident about the new metering system that they designed the FA without an exposure lock.



Yes, it's the metering control button. The manual is here:...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 191
Views: 6,423
Posted By Freakscene
You have misunderstood me. Please note that I...

You have misunderstood me. Please note that I said exposure range, not dynamic range. They are different. Dynamic range is what the sensor gives you and you have explained above, exposure range is...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 74
Views: 1,133
Posted By Freakscene
I am not arguing with this for you. And Erik's...

I am not arguing with this for you. And Erik's prints look great, I just don't see anything in them that comes from split grade printing.

Modern papers don't need different exposures with different...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 191
Views: 6,423
Posted By Freakscene
Probably, as has been my experience, getting all...

Probably, as has been my experience, getting all the lenses focusing properly with the rangefinder. What I have found with digital Ms is that when purchased they all need to go off for calibration,...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-13-2020
Replies: 19
Views: 594
Posted By Freakscene
The paper sizes became ‘standard’ before 35mm...

The paper sizes became ‘standard’ before 35mm film was widely used, possibly before it existed (my earliest paper catalogue is from 1913).

Marty
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-13-2020
Replies: 19
Views: 594
Posted By Freakscene
My standard small prints are about 6x9 full frame...

My standard small prints are about 6x9 full frame on 8x10 paper. These are good for scanning on an A4 size flatbed scanner. Exhibition prints are about 10x15 on 12x16 inch paper - given that you...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-13-2020
Replies: 74
Views: 1,133
Posted By Freakscene
Split grade printing is at least to some extent a...

Split grade printing is at least to some extent a con. It might work for some, but it is no magic bullet and produces results demonstrably (by sensitometry) no different to finding the right...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-11-2020
Replies: 8
Views: 531
Posted By Freakscene
Dilution B is 1+31 (developer + water). It has...

Dilution B is 1+31 (developer + water). It has nothing to do with it being the new or the old versions. 3:45 is too short and can lead to uneven development. Try dilution H, 1+63 (developer +...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-09-2020
Replies: 9
Views: 449
Posted By Freakscene
LPD is very concentrated and well buffered so it...

LPD is very concentrated and well buffered so it does have a very long working life. But there is no way of working around the built in developing agents and accelerators in Ilford RC papers - it...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 01-09-2020
Replies: 191
Views: 6,423
Posted By Freakscene
It looks amazing. I do still wish that Leica...

It looks amazing. I do still wish that Leica would build a monochrome sensor camera with a 4 or 5 stop nd filter array over some of the sensor pixels to increase the highlight exposure range. ...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-08-2020
Replies: 9
Views: 449
Posted By Freakscene
If you are using Ilford resin coated paper,...

If you are using Ilford resin coated paper, changing developer will make virtually no difference to your results unless the developer that you have been using has oxidised or is otherwise performing...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-27-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 838
Posted By Freakscene
I am very glad you and your family are...

I am very glad you and your family are allright.

Marty
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-17-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,859
Posted By Freakscene
https://www.henricartierbresson.org/en/fondation/p...

https://www.henricartierbresson.org/en/fondation/prints/ explains it. Also note that the Fondation C-B has a verification service. A lot of the circulating HC-B prints are stolen work or repro...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-17-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 2,727
Posted By Freakscene
https://emojipedia-us.s3.dualstack.us-west-1.amazo...

https://emojipedia-us.s3.dualstack.us-west-1.amazonaws.com/thumbs/120/apple/237/zombie_1f9df.png
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 12-16-2019
Replies: 147
Views: 8,078
Posted By Freakscene
40C here today, 42C tomorrow. I have jobs...

40C here today, 42C tomorrow. I have jobs booked. If you leave a camera in the sun too long it gets too hot to touch. It also depends on how often you change lenses - I mostly use a 75/2 but...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 12-16-2019
Replies: 147
Views: 8,078
Posted By Freakscene
I tested my camera and lenses in 2015 after I got...

I tested my camera and lenses in 2015 after I got it calibrated to all my lenses and the RF accurately focused all my lenses. By mid-2019, the RF and the point of focus did not coincide. I sent it...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 12-15-2019
Replies: 137
Views: 5,198
Posted By Freakscene
It could be the processing, but the tones aren’t...

It could be the processing, but the tones aren’t as good as the files you produce from your Leicas, especially in his skin. This was a problem I experienced with a lot of Nikon lenses produced from...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-15-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 824
Posted By Freakscene
I am extremely fortunate in most regards and...

I am extremely fortunate in most regards and don’t need or want anything but I’d like my 246 and lenses back from Leica. They’ve had them since the first week of October. I don’t feel so fortunate...
Forum: Travel 12-08-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 2,296
Posted By Freakscene
Good call. Aged 44, I had never been in a car...

Good call. Aged 44, I had never been in a car accident, but was in one (I was not driving) within an hour of arriving in BA in October last year. I was unharmed - I even saw it coming (thank you...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-07-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 2,443
Posted By Freakscene
P30 has a totally abnormal density curve. It is...

P30 has a totally abnormal density curve. It is almost impossible to match the film curve to a paper and get a normal tonal range. Even with extensive dodging and burning it looked poor. And why...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-05-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 2,588
Posted By Freakscene
The Bangala Creek fire in far northern NSW...

The Bangala Creek fire in far northern NSW claimed my ancestral home today. I still haven't heard from some relatives, but they should be ok. The whole area was tinder dry and there had been no...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-05-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 7,457
Posted By Freakscene
You're welcome. I did environmental assessments...

You're welcome. I did environmental assessments for a lot of photo labs back in the day.



The past is a foreign country, they do things differently there. (David Cecil, not LP Hartley as...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-30-2019
Replies: 108
Views: 5,100
Posted By Freakscene
Lopping the head off a large bird to celebrate...

Lopping the head off a large bird to celebrate the subjugation of the natives. What else?

Marty
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-29-2019
Replies: 106
Views: 5,979
Posted By Freakscene
Yes, what Chris said - and unless you are push...

Yes, what Chris said - and unless you are push processing you can use it at 1+7 instead of 1+4, and the negatives generally look and print/scan better.

When you are setting up to develop, get...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-29-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 818
Posted By Freakscene
From the perspective of the companies involved -...

From the perspective of the companies involved - Zeiss and Kyocera, including their optical arm Tomioka, it might make sense for protecting manufacturing and design information, and was no doubt...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-29-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 818
Posted By Freakscene
When Contax service stopped they recalled the...

When Contax service stopped they recalled the service documentation and parts and apparently, destroyed them. So manuals are extremely scarce and there are few to no parts.

Perhaps Julian at...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-27-2019
Replies: 106
Views: 5,979
Posted By Freakscene
If the product is being made by the same producer...

If the product is being made by the same producer that makes the Legacy developers for Freestyle, I really do not understand why Kodak did not use the same packaging. The EcoPro developer is...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-26-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 643
Posted By Freakscene
Maybe the camera is full of dust? Marty

Maybe the camera is full of dust?

Marty
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-26-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 643
Posted By Freakscene
Are the dots in the same place every time? The...

Are the dots in the same place every time? The dots I can see here are from dust on the negative, not from the lens.

Marty
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-26-2019
Replies: 3,769
Views: 725,331
Posted By Freakscene
Beautiful, and that’s a really nice walk - just...

Beautiful, and that’s a really nice walk - just my sort - not too long!

Marty
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 11-25-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 2,155
Posted By Freakscene
In material science corrosion is any change in a...

In material science corrosion is any change in a material into a more chemically stable form.

I come across the same problem that caused oxidation in the sensor cover of the MM cameras all the time...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-24-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 2,604
Posted By Freakscene
Ok, thanks, I do too, just interested. Marty

Ok, thanks, I do too, just interested.

Marty
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-24-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 2,604
Posted By Freakscene
It looks good. Is this the new ‘made in the USA’...

It looks good. Is this the new ‘made in the USA’ Xtol or the old ‘made in Germany’ product?

Marty
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-21-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 783
Posted By Freakscene
I’m looking for consistent but muted. Outdated...

I’m looking for consistent but muted. Outdated film is too unpredictable in its response.

Marty
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-21-2019
Replies: 79
Views: 4,745
Posted By Freakscene
It is actually not. The focus helicoids, if they...

It is actually not. The focus helicoids, if they get full of grit, or the lubricant dries, or locks for another reason, can bind with the aperture mechanism. It happened to one of mine. It was...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-17-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 783
Posted By Freakscene
I wish I could buy colour film with a colour...

I wish I could buy colour film with a colour palette and contrast response like that.

Beautiful, they are really well composed too.

Marty
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-14-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 1,256
Posted By Freakscene
And if you’re looking to work out what cement to...

And if you’re looking to work out what cement to use:
https://www.edmundoptics.com/resources/frequently-asked-questions/lab-and-production/optical-adhesives/which-adhesive-should-i-use

Marty
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 11-14-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 2,155
Posted By Freakscene
Simon and I are friends. I don’t normally do...

Simon and I are friends. I don’t normally do weddings, but Simon asked if we would, and my wife and I agreed to photograph it for Simon and his then fiancee.

The photos even turned out allright,...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 11-14-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 2,155
Posted By Freakscene
What a lunatic!* Is the sensor holding...

What a lunatic!*

Is the sensor holding up?

Marty

*It was me.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-12-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 314
Posted By Freakscene
Total nonsense. I bought a large volume of...

Total nonsense. I bought a large volume of ammonium thiosulfate to make fixer last week.

Marty
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-10-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 628
Posted By Freakscene
If you are scanning, aim to get a relatively...

If you are scanning, aim to get a relatively thin, relatively low-contrast negative and make the photo look how you want in post processing. Consumer scanners do a terrible job with high contrast...
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 11-05-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,569
Posted By Freakscene
I miss missing things. These days I mostly just...

I miss missing things. These days I mostly just spend time feeling bad about the fact that I don't feel worse.

Marty
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-02-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 570
Posted By Freakscene
Paul Rudolph designed the Planar in 1896. He...

Paul Rudolph designed the Planar in 1896. He then designed the Tessar, and Ernst Wanderslab and Willy Merté refined it in the 1930s to provide f3.5 and 2.8 designs.

Marty
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 10-29-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 2,155
Posted By Freakscene
Lack of interpolation. The real gain in...

Lack of interpolation. The real gain in resolution is about one third. That is from my measurements, not theory.

Marty
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 10-27-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 2,155
Posted By Freakscene
It is a native black and white digital camera. ...

It is a native black and white digital camera. That's it.

Marty
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-25-2019
Replies: 67
Views: 3,266
Posted By Freakscene
It wasn’t made to be used on the moon, and the...

It wasn’t made to be used on the moon, and the air in the Sahara has quite enough moisture to facilitate corrosion in this type of glass. It is quite simple - Leica needed a very thin sensor stack...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-25-2019
Replies: 67
Views: 3,266
Posted By Freakscene
The IR absorption filter in the original M9 and...

The IR absorption filter in the original M9 and MM cameras was probably Schott S8612, and if not was a similar product. Once the coating is no longer integral, it allows moisture infiltration and...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-22-2019
Replies: 115
Views: 5,431
Posted By Freakscene
Thanks, I needed a laugh today. Marty

Thanks, I needed a laugh today.

Marty
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-22-2019
Replies: 115
Views: 5,431
Posted By Freakscene
My cynical side wonders if Leica Camera, in their...

My cynical side wonders if Leica Camera, in their heady state of Instagram influencer and brand ambassador fuelled commercial success, decided to stop paying Erwin? He never denied being paid by...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-13-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 687
Posted By Freakscene
The G lenses work on the N90s in S and P modes,...

The G lenses work on the N90s in S and P modes, and with the program shift and very wide exposure adjustment (+/- 5 stops) you can get by. But yes, it’s sub optimal.

Marty
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-10-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 2,604
Posted By Freakscene
That’s a guaranteed typo. 8’07” is not...

That’s a guaranteed typo. 8’07” is not functionally different compared to 8’00”.

Marty
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 10-10-2019
Replies: 147
Views: 8,078
Posted By Freakscene
Focus in the 240 rangefinders still drifts, just...

Focus in the 240 rangefinders still drifts, just more slowly than older designs. I just sent my 246 off for recalibration after 4+ years because the focus was problematic because the rf had got out...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-28-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 2,179
Posted By Freakscene
Sorry to divert the thread, but how did you...

Sorry to divert the thread, but how did you develop and if you did, tone, the Azo? I never got anywhere near that image colour with it.

Marty
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-27-2019
Replies: 67
Views: 2,531
Posted By Freakscene
Pyrocatechol and pyrogallol are no more toxic...

Pyrocatechol and pyrogallol are no more toxic than hydroquinone, which is in most developers. Be careful with all of them.

Marty
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-21-2019
Replies: 78
Views: 2,914
Posted By Freakscene
Yes, yes I do miss Plus-X. Marty

Yes, yes I do miss Plus-X.

Marty
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-19-2019
Replies: 107
Views: 5,169
Posted By Freakscene
Oxidation is the loss of an electron or...

Oxidation is the loss of an electron or electrons. It occurs often in the absence of oxygen.

Ted doesn’t want to say what he thinks _is_ occurring and argues in circles. Being a chemist with 30+...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-19-2019
Replies: 107
Views: 5,169
Posted By Freakscene
So sodium burning in fluorine is not...

So sodium burning in fluorine is not oxidation?

Marty
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-17-2019
Replies: 107
Views: 5,169
Posted By Freakscene
So your theory is that the colour change is...

So your theory is that the colour change is caused by oxidation over time facilitated by absorption of atmospheric water into the developer concentrate? What about autoxidaton to semiquinones and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-16-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 583
Posted By Freakscene
At Adam Scovell's Celluloid Wicker Man...

At Adam Scovell's Celluloid Wicker Man (https://celluloidwickerman.com) is a redacted text of the lecture he gave at Norwich Castle on August 27, 2019 in conjunction with the exhibition "Lines of...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-16-2019
Replies: 107
Views: 5,169
Posted By Freakscene
So Ted, if it is not an oxidation reaction, what...

So Ted, if it is not an oxidation reaction, what do you suppose is happening in your HC-110 between it being pale clear yellow and dark red? I’m serious.

Marty
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-12-2019
Replies: 60
Views: 2,434
Posted By Freakscene
There is nothing in the most recent formulation...

There is nothing in the most recent formulation of Plus-X that would prevent it from being re-manufactured. But making film is very much like a very precise tricky version of cooking something very...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 09-12-2019
Replies: 56
Views: 3,267
Posted By Freakscene
Yes, it is functionally the same as Kodak’s...

Yes, it is functionally the same as Kodak’s recent D76, even if the exact chemistry seems a little different. I use it too. The main thing that seems to be disappearing that is hard to replace is a...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 09-11-2019
Replies: 56
Views: 3,267
Posted By Freakscene
Using less than 120mL of D76 stock per roll is a...

Using less than 120mL of D76 stock per roll is a quite reliable way to get uneven development and streaking, particularly in high-key scenes.

The spectral sensitivity and tonal curve of FP4+ is very...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-10-2019
Replies: 60
Views: 2,434
Posted By Freakscene
Double X 5222 is still available. Marty

Double X 5222 is still available.

Marty
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 09-10-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,946
Posted By Freakscene
You should be able to get 2 free articles a...

You should be able to get 2 free articles a month, but it's cookie limited and IP linked, so if you've looked at anything else you might get locked out.



I have it, and yes, it is well worth...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 09-10-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,946
Posted By Freakscene
This one is particularly insightful, and contains...

This one is particularly insightful, and contains the incredible quote “What it conveys is how it feels to be violated wherever you go”.

Marty
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 09-10-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,946
Posted By Freakscene
RIP Robert Frank

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/10/arts/robert-frank-dead.html

94 is a long life, but it’s still a shame he is gone. I love his aesthetic, and I loved The Americans the moment I first saw it.

Marty
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-08-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 1,037
Posted By Freakscene
1. It sure slows it down. I just repeated Huss’...

1. It sure slows it down. I just repeated Huss’ experiment (thanks for the materials and methods!) in my back yard with an MP, a 50/1 Noctilux and regular office paper. At infinity and f1 we had...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-06-2019
Replies: 90
Views: 4,681
Posted By Freakscene
I think it’s a brave choice in a lot of ways, and...

I think it’s a brave choice in a lot of ways, and it’s hard to say anything except acknowledge that when you have clearly thought it through.

I live in Adelaide - PM me if you ever come through and...
Forum: Travel 09-05-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 836
Posted By Freakscene
http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/468098-1/img547-E...

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/468098-1/img547-Edit-2-Edit-Edit.jpg
Nuns, Prague, September 2009. MP, 50/2 Hexanon, Tri-X, Xtol 1+3.

I lived in Prague 20 years ago, and have spent a lot of time...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-04-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 871
Posted By Freakscene
These are beautiful, and the colour rendition...

These are beautiful, and the colour rendition from the Pen F looks gorgeous. I also know how hard orchids often are to find. Thank you for showing us.

Marty
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 09-01-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 1,939
Posted By Freakscene
There is one specific and a couple of general...

There is one specific and a couple of general potential problems. Some of these have a shroud on the rear element that prevents them focusing to infinity on digital Ms. The film M lenses flare more...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 08-29-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,721
Posted By Freakscene
New lenses generally make a big difference. I’ve...

New lenses generally make a big difference. I’ve found that even with 24mp in the 246 that older lenses show their flaws substantially more than on the 18mp MM sensor. The film era lenses, for...
Forum: Travel 08-28-2019
Replies: 57
Views: 2,476
Posted By Freakscene
I assume:...

I assume: https://figitalrevolution.com/bare-bones-bag-camera-bag-leica-lomo-lca-zeiss-rangefinder/

I have one and it works really well. The technology folder fits an 11 inch Macbook Air, but the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-26-2019
Replies: 107
Views: 5,169
Posted By Freakscene
It hasn’t been out long enough for anyone to...

It hasn’t been out long enough for anyone to provide use based longevity information.

I just bought some of the old stuff. Given that I only use HC-110 for old film, it should last me long...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-21-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 583
Posted By Freakscene
Sebald and photography:...

Sebald and photography: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYoIbYgcADw
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-20-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 583
Posted By Freakscene
https://designobserver.com/media/images/Picture11_...

https://designobserver.com/media/images/Picture11_525.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-19-2019
Replies: 107
Views: 5,169
Posted By Freakscene
The glycols and organic amines that are the...

The glycols and organic amines that are the liquid base of HC-110 are solvents. They are what the dimezone-s and KBr are dissolved in. The solvents are polar, like water, but the differences...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-19-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 583
Posted By Freakscene
W.G. Sebald: Lines of Sight

The exhibition Lines of Sight ([url=https://www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk/norwich-castle/whats-on/exhibitions/lines-of-sight) showing works by the writer W.G. Sebald, including his photography, is open...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-18-2019
Replies: 107
Views: 5,169
Posted By Freakscene
Oxygen dissolves more and better in water than in...

Oxygen dissolves more and better in water than in the organic solvents that made up 'old' HC-110. This means that it is most likely that the new aqueous HC-110 will oxidise more quickly than the old...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-18-2019
Replies: 107
Views: 5,169
Posted By Freakscene
The European and US HC110 used to be the same...

The European and US HC110 used to be the same thing but at different concentration. What has happened is that Kodak has reformulated HC110 to remove the need for a manufacturing step that involves...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-17-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,874
Posted By Freakscene
I guess none of you know Kyle Cassidy... The...

I guess none of you know Kyle Cassidy...

The Leica H dates from 1999 http://leica-users.org/v07/msg10611.html

Marty
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-17-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 871
Posted By Freakscene
Absolutely Brett, when I am not book-ended by...

Absolutely Brett, when I am not book-ended by work and home commitments. I was in Tasmania for less than 30 hours this time, sad to say.

Beautiful photos and flowers Nick. I’ve seen many, but...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-16-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 871
Posted By Freakscene
Just work this time, sadly, but I do come pretty...

Just work this time, sadly, but I do come pretty often.

And I have had time to eat some amazing oysters.

Marty
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-15-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 871
Posted By Freakscene
Beautiful, and apt, seeing as I am sitting in a...

Beautiful, and apt, seeing as I am sitting in a motel in Orford, Tasmania, writing some presentations for a meeting that I am attending.

Marty
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-01-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 1,256
Posted By Freakscene
Sorry if it sounded like a lecture. Just let us...

Sorry if it sounded like a lecture.

Just let us know how you go when you attempt the repair!

Marty
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-01-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 1,256
Posted By Freakscene
It’s separation, but from balsam autdegradation...

It’s separation, but from balsam autdegradation rather than from a breakage or bubble. Balsam gets hard over time unevenly which creates internal shear forces that pull it apart. When this happens...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-01-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 1,256
Posted By Freakscene
That’s not fungus. Marty

That’s not fungus.

Marty
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-30-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 468
Posted By Freakscene
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread...

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=49972

Marty
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-30-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 1,256
Posted By Freakscene
https://www.edmundoptics.co.uk/f/norland-optical-a...

https://www.edmundoptics.co.uk/f/norland-optical-adhesives/11818 or search the web for optical adhesive UK. The Norland 60 and 61 will release in methylene chloride even when fully cured. If you...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-29-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1,180
Posted By Freakscene
The R6 is pretty good. The R3-5, R7 and RE are...

The R6 is pretty good. The R3-5, R7 and RE are the ones that are terrible.



That depends on what you think is ‘worthwhile’ and what is ‘wide’. But they are all at least very good. The e55 28mm...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-29-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 1,256
Posted By Freakscene
https://rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php...

https://rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=89797

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=10834

Marty
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-29-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 1,256
Posted By Freakscene
I use bucket loads of microscopy grade canada...

I use bucket loads of microscopy grade canada balsam at work to mount the small marine animals we work on. It is always yellow. Good optical cement is properly clear, with no tint, has a reliable...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-29-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 1,256
Posted By Freakscene
Multiple unit optical groups are designed to not...

Multiple unit optical groups are designed to not have an airspace, to utilize the glass to glass change in refractive index. Putting an airspace in there would render the lens useless.

Marty
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-29-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 406
Posted By Freakscene
Tube systems work much more consistently than a...

Tube systems work much more consistently than a tank with reels unless your tank technique is just right (and even then it’s amazing how many processing artefacts you see on well developed film). ...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-29-2019
Replies: 62
Views: 1,965
Posted By Freakscene
There is a TLR in the camera scrum; could be a...

There is a TLR in the camera scrum; could be a Rollei.

This is the ceiling of the Katholische Kirche Dr. Karl Lueger Gedächtnis Kirche in the Wiener Zentralfriedhof featured at the end of the Vienna...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-29-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 1,256
Posted By Freakscene
The balsam you'll get online is not optical grade...

The balsam you'll get online is not optical grade and will be yellower than you'd like from the outset. Buy some optical cement if you can, but get one that can be released if you need to.

What...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-29-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 1,256
Posted By Freakscene
It is feasible but risky. Slow, controlled...

It is feasible but risky. Slow, controlled heating - it’s the rate at which you heat it that’s important - is the key. There are general instructions at several astronomy sites, such as:...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-28-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 1,360
Posted By Freakscene
I generally find that putting an eye in Rodinal...

I generally find that putting an eye in Rodinal or D76 stings, and can cause permanent damage, so I don’t recommend developing eyes, even ones belonging to photographers.

Marty
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-27-2019
Replies: 1,634
Views: 88,592
Posted By Freakscene
All you need to do is match the refractive index...

All you need to do is match the refractive index and colour transmission and the rendering will be the same. Glass to do it is available, particularly in China.



Manufacturing the right kinds of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-21-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 729
Posted By Freakscene
When? In 1998 I chose black and white and have...

When? In 1998 I chose black and white and have stuck with it for my own work since.

Maybe that wasn't what you were asking...

Marty
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-19-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,127
Posted By Freakscene
It’s a nice demonstration. I am not sure what...

It’s a nice demonstration. I am not sure what process he is using exactly, Pt/Pd prints usually form completely during exposure (ziatype) or not at all (other chemistries) rather than...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-19-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,127
Posted By Freakscene
I also saw this show, but at a different...

I also saw this show, but at a different location. Not sure if the prints were the same. I thought several of the photos were overmanipulated and looked terrible. Some of the tonal transitions...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-19-2019
Replies: 62
Views: 1,965
Posted By Freakscene
That deal means nothing to...

That deal means nothing to meeeeeee!
https://youtu.be/xJeWySiuq1I

Marty
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-18-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,847
Posted By Freakscene
I guess you bought a Huff spirit box. Or maybe...

I guess you bought a Huff spirit box. Or maybe the DEADWAVE ITC Spirit Communication App!!!

Retinax got it all in before me. There is no reason to assume the camera or film would experience those...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-17-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,127
Posted By Freakscene
The technology has moved on from the approach in...

The technology has moved on from the approach in Dan Burkholder's book. The easiest way to get really good results doing this currently is to use PiezeDN. https://piezography.com/piezodn It sorts...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-17-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,127
Posted By Freakscene
Buy some Lodima from Paula Chamlee, it’s the...

Buy some Lodima from Paula Chamlee, it’s the closest to the chloride contact papers that Weston used. Otherwise use Adox Lupex. Expose in a contact print frame under a bulb. Develop the paper in...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-17-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 3,581
Posted By Freakscene
Black paint seven element rigid 50 Summicron next...

Black paint seven element rigid 50 Summicron next please. Leave off the infinity lock.

I had a nice 8 element 35/2, but sold it to a collector. This lens I would be fine about using as hard as I...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-16-2019
Replies: 78
Poll: M4 or M4-P
Views: 2,525
Posted By Freakscene
That’s correct. What the top plate is made of...

That’s correct. What the top plate is made of has remarkably little influence on the photos.

These are 40 year old cameras, if you can get one with a recent verifiable receipt for a clean,...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 07-06-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 3,135
Posted By Freakscene
If you have a clean room and proper equipment,...

If you have a clean room and proper equipment, cleaning the mirror is easy. Doing it at home, well, I think it's likely your cleaning could turn into a 'dirtying'.



Indeed. I just dug out the...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 07-06-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 3,135
Posted By Freakscene
My comment is a quote from Don, although he...

My comment is a quote from Don, although he didn’t specify of which type. I found one in the 1990s. Maybe he doesn’t really know exactly?

Irrespective, it’s a very, very useful and cool accessory...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 07-06-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 3,135
Posted By Freakscene
It’s one of those pellicle mirror housings built...

It’s one of those pellicle mirror housings built by Don Goldberg’s father. Pretty awesome. Less than 50 built according to Don. There is a spacer and no shutter release lever.

Marty
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-06-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 1,506
Posted By Freakscene
Just checked - for Aussies, Film Bloke...

Just checked - for Aussies, Film Bloke lives!
https://www.thefilmbloke.com.au

Marty
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-27-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 819
Posted By Freakscene
I have found, sadly, that if you don't have your...

I have found, sadly, that if you don't have your digital Leica and your lenses calibrated every few years (depending on how much and how hard you use them) focus calibration...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-26-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 819
Posted By Freakscene
No. The focus shift is exactly the same - focus...

No. The focus shift is exactly the same - focus shift is an optical property of the lens and has nothing to do with the camera or recording medium. But - film just shows focus shift less clearly...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-26-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 1,753
Posted By Freakscene
It usually is, but you have a brick until you fix...

It usually is, but you have a brick until you fix it. In one of my RXs and one ST, when the mirror slip happened other things broke that weren't easily fixed. I got https://contaxrepairs.com/ to...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-26-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 1,753
Posted By Freakscene
The only ones that tick all your boxes are the...

The only ones that tick all your boxes are the Aria or the N series.

The Aria is the only one of the manual focus Comtax SLRs with matrix metering. It is also the only one with a mirror that is...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 06-23-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 483
Posted By Freakscene
Agree. I used to set an assignment where...

Agree. I used to set an assignment where students would compare several Jane Bown photos of teens with some of Joseph Szabo’s:...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 06-23-2019
Replies: 74
Views: 2,580
Posted By Freakscene
Stellar Phoenix worked for me on a card that...

Stellar Phoenix worked for me on a card that Sandisk Rescue Pro and several other programs could not recover.

Marty
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-21-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 587
Posted By Freakscene
There are dozens of sellers on eBay. The Swiss...

There are dozens of sellers on eBay. The Swiss made Renata brand for watches are definitely silver oxide.

Marty
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-21-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 587
Posted By Freakscene
Alkaline batteries have different discharge...

Alkaline batteries have different discharge characteristics, but if the batteries are fresh and the cameras are malfunctioning it is most likely that there is something wrong with the cameras. But...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-20-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 587
Posted By Freakscene
The original RTS used a 6V PX28 or 2x LR44...

The original RTS used a 6V PX28 or 2x LR44 batteries.

As Steve_M points out you can use 4 1.5V batteries theoretically, but it would be hard to load them in and out of the battery compartment.

Marty
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-20-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,941
Posted By Freakscene
There is no need to be insulting. If you don’t...

There is no need to be insulting.

If you don’t have a dark space, to load a tank with regular reels you also need a change bag or some other way of keeping things dark to load the reels before you...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-19-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 919
Posted By Freakscene
Maybe Colin Wood travels the US trying to erase...

Maybe Colin Wood travels the US trying to erase his image!? That would make a great plot for a novel.

Marty
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-19-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 919
Posted By Freakscene
Neil Selkirk is the only authorised printer of...

Neil Selkirk is the only authorised printer of Arbus'...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-19-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1,509
Posted By Freakscene
The M7 shutter works at 1/60 and 1/125 if the...

The M7 shutter works at 1/60 and 1/125 if the batteries are flat. The ZI does not work with a flat battery.

The Leica M7 was discontinued in May 2018 and is no longer produced.

Marty
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-19-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1,509
Posted By Freakscene
I must admit, like with Jaguar cars, to have...

I must admit, like with Jaguar cars, to have found the need for two M7s so I can have an operational one at all times, but only have found the need for one MP.

Marty
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-19-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,941
Posted By Freakscene
I beta tested a pre-production model. I...

I beta tested a pre-production model. I recommend it; for me it worked just like a modern Rondinax. I did, however, only develop about 20 rolls in it so I can’t comment on longevity or robustness...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-19-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,373
Posted By Freakscene
The last time I ordered Slavich papers (direct...

The last time I ordered Slavich papers (direct from Russia) they said the single weight base was no longer made so the papers were offered only in double weight.

Marty
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-18-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,373
Posted By Freakscene
If you find any single weight FB paper let us...

If you find any single weight FB paper let us know. I am not sure any is manufactured anymore.

Marty
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-18-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 919
Posted By Freakscene
...And No One Else Wanted to Play, right? ...

...And No One Else Wanted to Play, right? Yes:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...And_No_One_Else_Wanted_to_Play
The first versions used Child with Toy Hand Grenade in Central Park as the cover.

I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-18-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 919
Posted By Freakscene
A faint sinister deadness

Mike Johnston, formerly the Editor of Photo Techniques magazine, and lately of the blog The Online Photographer, is recovering from a corneal transplant. It’s a pretty difficult thing to happen to a...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-18-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,373
Posted By Freakscene
I dry FB prints in 2-3 changes of blotters then a...

I dry FB prints in 2-3 changes of blotters then a dry mount press. It is incredibly dry here in summer on the edge of the Australian desert, <10% RH, like where Bob is but for him the dry time is...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-18-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,941
Posted By Freakscene
Ars-Imago mailed me this morning to tell me that...

Ars-Imago mailed me this morning to tell me that my Lab-Box has been mailed. It took 28 months in the end. In my experience of having brought a few different products to market, that’s not...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-16-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1,180
Posted By Freakscene
Thanks for the suggestion - I have tried it and...

Thanks for the suggestion - I have tried it and still don't like the shutter release feel or travel. I also sold my R cameras apart from the R6.2 and R8 except an R5 I use as a back cap for my 80...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-15-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1,180
Posted By Freakscene
I agree that the lenses in particular are...

I agree that the lenses in particular are underrated. The 28/2.8 with the e55 filter, the e60 50mm Summilux and the 80/1.4 made an awesome kit for me. But I really could not ever get the bodies I...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-13-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,941
Posted By Freakscene
From this morning's email from Ars-Imago via...

From this morning's email from Ars-Imago via Kickstarter:
So, in a few weeks, you will receive your Lab-Box with the additional Crank and the Film Retriever!
so it is at least an option. I can't...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-13-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,941
Posted By Freakscene
I don’t think Freestyle will have them anytime...

I don’t think Freestyle will have them anytime too soon. The Kickstarter deliveries have been delayed, again, according to the message I got this morning. They say something broke when they tested...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-13-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 596
Posted By Freakscene
Pre-made:...

Pre-made: http://stores.photoformulary.com/spotting-reducer-il-farmers-reducer/

Formulae: https://www.photrio.com/forum/threads/will-the-real-farmers-reducer-formula-please-stand-up.137649/

Using...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 06-10-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 1,094
Posted By Freakscene
Welcome back Sam. I've been there. Just get...

Welcome back Sam.

I've been there. Just get whatever you can find fastest and shoot, shoot, shoot. And consider getting the 85/2 OM lens - a short tele is surprisingly useful for kids for...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-10-2019
Replies: 1,019
Views: 379,240
Posted By Freakscene
I've walked down there hundreds of times, but...

I've walked down there hundreds of times, but probably never looked as exuberant, or, come to think about it, as fashionable, as those folk. Usually I'd have been wearing a darkroom stained garment...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-10-2019
Replies: 118
Views: 8,052
Posted By Freakscene
I just hope that it has similar spectral...

I just hope that it has similar spectral sensitivity and tonality and the same reciprocity characteristics, and is available again in all formats. The problem with losing films that is rarely...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-07-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,941
Posted By Freakscene
I paid in February 2017. I still don’t have it. ...

I paid in February 2017. I still don’t have it. Kickstarter is crowd funding, and the terms of service make it completely clear that you may never receive the item you are funding. Ars-Imago, the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-07-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,941
Posted By Freakscene
I tested the pre-production Lab-Box. I have one...

I tested the pre-production Lab-Box. I have one on order. I can see lots of reasons to use, and not to use one. But it is a great way to get consistent agitation, and one of the best and cheapest...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-07-2019
Replies: 1,019
Views: 379,240
Posted By Freakscene
Fantastic! Is this on Celetná? I see Prašná...

Fantastic! Is this on Celetná? I see Prašná brána in the background.

Marty
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 06-05-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 718
Posted By Freakscene
His book “Here far away” is one of the best books...

His book “Here far away” is one of the best books of photography published this century. Sammallahti is incredibly accomplished; his vision and technical capacity are astounding.

Marty
Forum: Optics Theory - 06-01-2019
Replies: 57
Views: 3,168
Posted By Freakscene
The newest Sony lenses are made using improved...

The newest Sony lenses are made using improved polishing techniques for aspherical elements, at least in part to avoid onion ring...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 05-31-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 871
Posted By Freakscene
This is absolutely the way to go. Reverse the...

This is absolutely the way to go. Reverse the enlarger, project lower, and get a larger print. No new lens, no tinkering beyond the design engineering, or anything else required.

Marty
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-25-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 411
Posted By Freakscene
The desensitizer is probably ferrous oxalate. It...

The desensitizer is probably ferrous oxalate. It allows you to develop under brighter light by inspection, but does not totally desensitize (i.e. fix) silver.

Chromium intensifier is typically...
Forum: Panasonic S1 S1 R L Mount cameras 05-24-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 3,076
Posted By Freakscene
There is absolutely no evidence that Panasonic...

There is absolutely no evidence that Panasonic did this on purpose or in collusion with Leica. It is doubtful that Panasonic even considered M mount lenses when designing this camera. The...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-23-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 2,001
Posted By Freakscene
The TTL has the same viewfinder/rangefinder...

The TTL has the same viewfinder/rangefinder design and flares the same as the M6 classic. The MP upgrade can be installed in both and helps, but is nowhere near as good as an M4 or earlier vf/rf...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 05-23-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 655
Posted By Freakscene
If you stick with Ilford Warmtone you’ll need to...

If you stick with Ilford Warmtone you’ll need to tone to substantially increase the warmness of tone. It won’t shift in any different developer. I tried everything after Forte Polywarmtone went out...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 05-21-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 655
Posted By Freakscene
As Erik commented, the Ilford papers hardly...

As Erik commented, the Ilford papers hardly change in different developers.

Try Adox, and especially the Foma warmtone papers.

Marty
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-20-2019
Replies: 93
Views: 3,413
Posted By Freakscene
On the weekend I shot some ducks (legally with a...

On the weekend I shot some ducks (legally with a registered firearm) and had a long conversation with two men, one my age, one six years old, about the ethics of killing and the complex feelings...
Forum: Travel 05-19-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 723
Posted By Freakscene
These are tremendous, and not just because of the...

These are tremendous, and not just because of the content. Iceland has been over covered because it's so dramatic, and almost everything there has been photographed to death this century. These are...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 05-16-2019
Replies: 5,512
Views: 840,689
Posted By Freakscene
Congratulations again Allen. They look great. ...

Congratulations again Allen. They look great. What size are the prints and how did you print them or have them printed?

Marty
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 05-16-2019
Replies: 5,512
Views: 840,689
Posted By Freakscene
This is beautiful Vince, can you tell me a...

This is beautiful Vince, can you tell me a little more about lens, rough aperture and if this was with the MM or 246?

I use that sort of angle both from above like you have, and below, quite often...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-12-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 853
Posted By Freakscene
The short answer is no. All para-aminophenol...

The short answer is no. All para-aminophenol developers with an hydroxide alkali and a little sulphite (added as metabisulphite, but all the hydroxide alkalinity turns it into sulphite) produce...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-12-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 544
Posted By Freakscene
I think I'd prefer to lose a shot of the...

I think I'd prefer to lose a shot of the sasquatch/yowie.

Always look at the rewind knob to ensure the film is actually progressing through the transport . . .

Marty
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-12-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 544
Posted By Freakscene
With most 35mm films and a Leica M I can get 39...

With most 35mm films and a Leica M I can get 39 frames without a dark bag. Just load with the shortest leader you can, wind on and go. The distance from the canister to the film gate is short...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-10-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 853
Posted By Freakscene
Post This is as much about the bottle as the...

This is as much about the bottle as the developer. Various Rodinal formulae are good at resisting oxidation, but bottles that allow free movement of oxygen facilitate oxidation and developer...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-09-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,626
Posted By Freakscene
Indeed. You can start with the sun if you live...

Indeed. You can start with the sun if you live somewhere bright.

At Freestyle the Edwards 11x14 UV source is $695. A chemistry kit to start platinum-palladium printing is $2-300, although you...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-08-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,626
Posted By Freakscene
You are welcome. I know you think and care about...

You are welcome. I know you think and care about this stuff.



With the Piezo inks you probably have the best chance of finding out what the solvent is and from there what its risk profile is. Jon...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-08-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,626
Posted By Freakscene
I share your fear in general, if not specifically...

I share your fear in general, if not specifically about Galerie.

There are other options, and I plan to settle on Foma and Adox for fixed grade paper because I think they have the best chance long...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-08-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 494
Posted By Freakscene
Silvermax and how it came about is pretty well...

Silvermax and how it came about is pretty well described.

If you want to know anything about Adox products, just contact them. They are by far more open and direct than any other manufacturer about...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 05-07-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 1,050
Posted By Freakscene
Did you switch to zooms for optical quality or...

Did you switch to zooms for optical quality or flexibility reasons Chris? I'm interested. I need a hiking camera.

Marty
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-07-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,626
Posted By Freakscene
Azo, Lodima and Lupex are pure chloride papers. ...

Azo, Lodima and Lupex are pure chloride papers. They are very slow and are for contact printing.

The image tone of pure chloride papers is affected more by the developer than modern papers. It's...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-07-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,626
Posted By Freakscene
There is nothing about platinum printing that is...

There is nothing about platinum printing that is more poisonous than silver printing or the aerialised solvents that are produced from inkjets. I'm experienced with working with chemicals; when I...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-07-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,859
Posted By Freakscene
There is a huge amount of repeated semi-truth and...

There is a huge amount of repeated semi-truth and myth on the web and in the secondary literature about HCB.

If you have a legitimate academic or historical reason, you can make an appointment at...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-06-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,626
Posted By Freakscene
I do the same, and print onto Azo, Lodima or...

I do the same, and print onto Azo, Lodima or Lupex.



It is a good approach, but the ultimate is platinum or platinum-palladium on rag, which I have done on a limited scale, but that way madness,...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-06-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 3,188
Posted By Freakscene
I understand that Steve Huff takes no...

I understand that Steve Huff takes no responsibility if evil spirits creep in and/or come through the box. What I fear are flare, spherical or chromatic aberration, focus shift and field curvature.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-04-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 1,026
Posted By Freakscene
Great! Show us some photos when you have...

Great! Show us some photos when you have them.



Zeiss tweaked the design and the N 50/1.4 is substantially better than the regular C-Y 50/1.4 Planar. I really loved it, but sold all my N gear...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-04-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 3,188
Posted By Freakscene
Maybe his copy was possessed. ...

Maybe his copy was possessed. http://huffparanormal.com

Marty
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-01-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 533
Posted By Freakscene
The two differently labelled Foma 100 speed films...

The two differently labelled Foma 100 speed films are the same film labelled for different markets. Nothing has been discontinued.

Marty
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-26-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 566
Posted By Freakscene
The main problem is that the FX screen the OP...

The main problem is that the FX screen the OP wants came with the camera and is rare aftermarket or as a spare part. There are several FU and FW screens for the RX for sale on the big auction site...
Showing results 1 to 199 of 1000

 


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 07:14.


vBulletin skin developed by: eXtremepixels
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

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