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Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 600
Posted By HHPhoto
+1. Kodak Color Plus 200 and Fujicolor C200 are...

+1.

Kodak Color Plus 200 and Fujicolor C200 are completely different films:
- different color rendering (Kodak is warmer, Fuji more neutral)
- different grain structure, sharpness and resolution...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 629
Posted By HHPhoto
+5°C is good for at least 5 years storage for...

+5°C is good for at least 5 years storage for films up to ISO 400. That I know from my own experiences with color films of that speed.

Cheers, Jan
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 629
Posted By HHPhoto
That depends on film speed and storage condition....

That depends on film speed and storage condition. The lower the film speed, the better generally the long-term stability of the emulsion.
TMZ, Delta 3200, Superia 1600, Portra 800 have much much...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 1,143
Posted By HHPhoto
With cameras it is very similar as with cars: The...

With cameras it is very similar as with cars:
The older they are, and the more 'mileage' they have, the higher the risk of getting a problem and needing a repair.
With younger cameras the chance for...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 110
Views: 3,674
Posted By HHPhoto
You can do the same with color, too. And here in...

You can do the same with color, too.
And here in my country you get color film developed in all drugstore chain shops for extremnely low 0.95€ to 2.55€.
And as explained above, recessions have never...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 110
Views: 3,674
Posted By HHPhoto
No. Depending on the regional market, color film...

No.
Depending on the regional market, color film has a market share of 75-90%. It is by far the more popular film type.
BW film is a niche compared to that.
Both will remain, because both have...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 110
Views: 3,674
Posted By HHPhoto
No. Film is almost 140 years old. During its...

No.
Film is almost 140 years old. During its lifetime it went through countless recessions and depressions, including two world-wars, the big depression of the 30ies, and the paradigma change of the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 110
Views: 3,674
Posted By HHPhoto
The reason is the increasing interest in classic...

The reason is the increasing interest in classic film photography. Everytime I talk to my local stores, labs, online distributors they tell me that the demand for film is increasing again. Latest...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-19-2019
Replies: 212
Views: 7,569
Posted By HHPhoto
When I bought mine used it was cheaper than the...

When I bought mine used it was cheaper than the camera. But even if that wouldn't have been the case: Using it with rechargeable AA batteries saves you lots of money over the years. The MB-16 pays...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-19-2019
Replies: 212
Views: 7,569
Posted By HHPhoto
Yes, of course. It is on afaik every modern film...

Yes, of course. It is on afaik every modern film SLR: F75, F80, F90X, F100, F5, F6.
In all the decades I've never run out of power out in the fields with these kind of cameras.

Cheers, Jan
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-19-2019
Replies: 212
Views: 7,569
Posted By HHPhoto
+1. And there is even a nice battery grip for the...

+1.
And there is even a nice battery grip for the F80, the MB-16. With it you can use standard AA batteries or rechargeable AA batteries. I am using it with Sanyo Eneloops, works perfectly.

Cheers,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-18-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 974
Posted By HHPhoto
I guess you are comparing to prices of B&H in NY....

I guess you are comparing to prices of B&H in NY. AFAIK there is no VAT on their prices, whereas our European distributors - and I think the Australian, too - have of course to add VAT. VAT is in the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-18-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 974
Posted By HHPhoto
Considering and calculating the exchanges rates...

Considering and calculating the exchanges rates and average wage level (purchasing power parity) these prices are on a similar level to what we pay here in Europe.

Cheers, Jan
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-17-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 974
Posted By HHPhoto
I have used, I have tested it. Also in comparison...

I have used, I have tested it. Also in comparison to other films: AgfaPhoto APX 400 is indeed from the Kentmere 400 production. Same is true for RPX 400, which is also Kentmere 400.
But Ilford Pan...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-17-2019
Replies: 62
Views: 1,478
Posted By HHPhoto
The look of this new film is not my cup of tea....

The look of this new film is not my cup of tea. But for those who like it, a new film is good and they will probably enjoy it.
I am generally not a fan of Lomo. But at least this is a film quite...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-13-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 804
Posted By HHPhoto
Thanks for the link! A really nice documentation....

Thanks for the link! A really nice documentation. And it clearly demonstrates how difficult, sophisticated and "rocket-science like" film production is. Especially if you want excellent...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-12-2019
Replies: 212
Views: 7,569
Posted By HHPhoto
Yes, they are, definitely. Cameras like Nikon...

Yes, they are, definitely.
Cameras like Nikon F75, F80 or Canon EOS 300V, 300X, 30, 33, 30V, 33V deliver very good quality, much more features than older mechanical film SLRs, and are available for...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-17-2019
Replies: 69
Views: 1,950
Posted By HHPhoto
I have to disagree. 1. The decisive point is that...

I have to disagree.
1. The decisive point is that it is not possible to say how long you exactly need.
And saying "we make an Acros II" and then not being able to deliver for two, three or maybe more...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-17-2019
Replies: 69
Views: 1,950
Posted By HHPhoto
Because R&D is an open process. You never know if...

Because R&D is an open process. You never know if and when you will have success. There is no guarantee, and film production is extremely difficult.
It is simply honest and trustworthy to be silent...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-17-2019
Replies: 69
Views: 1,950
Posted By HHPhoto
LOL..... Seems there is a competition between all...

LOL.....
Seems there is a competition between all these conspiracy theory people who can made the most absurde theory.

Ilford cannot made a film like Acros. Period.
Fujifilm has explained that Acros...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-17-2019
Replies: 69
Views: 1,950
Posted By HHPhoto
+1. You have exactly nailed it. Cheers, Jan

+1.
You have exactly nailed it.

Cheers, Jan
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-15-2019
Replies: 69
Views: 1,950
Posted By HHPhoto
So what. Your events are one small part of the...

So what. Your events are one small part of the whole market, but not representative for the global market.

Get out of your 'bubble' and just have a look at all the labs who do huge business with...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-15-2019
Replies: 69
Views: 1,950
Posted By HHPhoto
For example Reflekta 10T and RPS 10 M, Reflekta...

For example Reflekta 10T and RPS 10 M, Reflekta 5000, Plustek 8200.

Cheers, Jan
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-15-2019
Replies: 69
Views: 1,950
Posted By HHPhoto
Well, that is not correct. Film is used also by...

Well, that is not correct. Film is used also by professionals.
The professional demand for film is even increasing in the following market segments: Portrait, wedding, fashion.

Cheers, Jan
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-15-2019
Replies: 69
Views: 1,950
Posted By HHPhoto
I am not surprised at all. Because 1) we have new...

I am not surprised at all. Because
1) we have new scanners in the market, from ICG drum scanners to Noritsu minilab scanners to good Reflekta and Plustek amateur scanners to Epson flatbed...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-15-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 3,819
Posted By HHPhoto
Honestly, I don't know. We will have to wait and...

Honestly, I don't know. We will have to wait and see.
The X-Pan was made by Fujifilm, and sold under both brands, but different model type names.
Fujifilm has with no doubt the capabilities to...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-14-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 963
Posted By HHPhoto
The Leica R-System is indeed an excellent system....

The Leica R-System is indeed an excellent system. And a bit underrated in my opinion.
The former bodies - R3, R4, R5, R6 and R7 - are currently relatively cheap on the used market. Still cheap to be...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-14-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 3,819
Posted By HHPhoto
That would be of course very nice, but is...

That would be of course very nice, but is extremely unlikely at this time point.
Consider that you need 2-3 years to design such a camera and build up the production capacities.
Therefore the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-14-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 259
Posted By HHPhoto
List of labs in Bangkok

As Bangkok is a very popular travel destination for photographers, I think this detailed report about the (increasing number of) labs in Bangkok may be quite...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-11-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 1,145
Posted By HHPhoto
+1. By the way, the next rff member meeting will...

+1.
By the way, the next rff member meeting will be on 28th September. At the Leica headquarter, when Leica is making its big film days event.

But back to topic: More and more news are coming in...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-11-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 3,037
Posted By HHPhoto
Very good news, indeed. But not so surprising:...

Very good news, indeed.
But not so surprising: Remember that just some months ago Fujifilm published an official statement at their own Fujifilm gallery in Tokyo that they are seroiusly thinking...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-15-2019
Replies: 123
Views: 2,994
Posted By HHPhoto
The tanking process begins in the major...

The tanking process begins in the major markets:
https://mobilesyrup.com/2019/05/10/demand-smartphones-north-america-decreasing-record-rate/

The decline in digital camera sales will continue for...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-12-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 6,572
Posted By HHPhoto
Let's have a look at the 120 format color films...

Let's have a look at the 120 format color films from Kodak and Fuji:
Kodak:
- Ektar
- Portra 160
- Portra 400
- Portra 800
= 4 films in total.

Fuji:
- Pro 160NS
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-12-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,363
Posted By HHPhoto
Would not make sense for us Germans, because the...

Would not make sense for us Germans, because the film - despite being more expensive than the Kentmeres - is still cheaper here compared to your example ;).
Price her is 4,75€ including tax for a...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-12-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,363
Posted By HHPhoto
Probably because Pan 100 and 400 are only...

Probably because Pan 100 and 400 are only officially offered by Ilford in certain markets (mainly NICS), and not generally worldwide.



Here in Germany it is not imported by the official Ilford...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-11-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,363
Posted By HHPhoto
Adox CHS 100 II is not Kentmere 100! Not at...

Adox CHS 100 II is not Kentmere 100! Not at all.
Kentmere 100 is in the boxes of
- Rollei RPX 100 (higher price)
- AgfaPhoto APX 100 (higher price)
- Oriental 100
- Fotoimpex CHM 100.

Cheers, Jan
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-11-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 6,572
Posted By HHPhoto
Nope. Just look at the numbers you have quoted....

Nope.
Just look at the numbers you have quoted. Is it possible to compensate the CFD loss with this little plus? No, of course not. It is just simple aritmetic. Your interpretation is wrong.
And I...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-11-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 6,572
Posted By HHPhoto
Nope. I've referred to the detailed 2018 annual...

Nope.
I've referred to the detailed 2018 annual report - Segment Operational EBITDA and Consolidated Earnings and (Loss) from Continuing Operations before Income Taxes - and there is the data for the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-10-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 6,572
Posted By HHPhoto
No. Because you overlook one decisive point: The...

No.
Because you overlook one decisive point: The Photokina was significantly after the discontinuance announcements. And the announcements were made several months after the decisions were made at...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-09-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 401
Posted By HHPhoto
Adox had explained it at their booth at...

Adox had explained it at their booth at Photokina. And if I remember right also in their own forum and in the biggest German film forum.

Cheers, Jan
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-09-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,363
Posted By HHPhoto
There is no significant difference in sensitivity...

There is no significant difference in sensitivity between N74+ and Kentmere 400.

Cheers, Jan
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-09-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,363
Posted By HHPhoto
Easy answer: Kentmere 400. Fomapan 400 has much...

Easy answer: Kentmere 400.
Fomapan 400 has much lower speed.
AgfaPhoto APX 400 and Rollei RPX 400 are only rebranded Kentmere 400, but at a significantly higher price.
Therefore Kentmere 400 is the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-09-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 474
Posted By HHPhoto
As written above, you can order directly at the...

As written above, you can order directly at the factory in Germany.

Cheers, Jan
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-08-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 401
Posted By HHPhoto
+1. Silvermax was introduced at Photokina 2012....

+1.
Silvermax was introduced at Photokina 2012. And the Adox CEO was absolutely honest about its future right from the beginning: He said that it is a unique production run which cannot be done...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-08-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 474
Posted By HHPhoto
I've used the original films UN 54 and N74. Good,...

I've used the original films UN 54 and N74.
Good, solid films, but nothing spectacular. I liked the UN 54 more. N74 was too grainy for me.
But if I compare UN54 to e.g. Adox CHS 100 II, the Adox is...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-08-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 469
Posted By HHPhoto
Thanks for the info! Very good news. Cheers, Jan

Thanks for the info!
Very good news.

Cheers, Jan
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-08-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 474
Posted By HHPhoto
Yes, it is (probably expired) FilmoTec (ORWO...

Yes, it is (probably expired) FilmoTec (ORWO brand) UN 54:
http://www.filmotec.de/
http://www.filmotec.de/?cat=13

I say 'probably expired' because in their announcement of the Berlin Kino (which is...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-20-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,572
Posted By HHPhoto
:bang: It has been explained here again, and...

:bang: It has been explained here again, and again, and again.

Their buildings and machines are all in use!! For production of
- instax color film
- instax BW film
- C200
- Superia X-Tra 400 /...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-20-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,572
Posted By HHPhoto
Fujfilm remained profitable in film production...

Fujfilm remained profitable in film production because they have stopped non-profitable products with too low demand.
Bitter for us photographers now, but good in the long-term because that keeps...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-20-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 1,843
Posted By HHPhoto
No. I have friends in Japan who are film...

No.
I have friends in Japan who are film shooters and they don't have any problems at all to get the films they want.
Japan has a very acitive film shooter community. Have a look for example at John...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-20-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 1,843
Posted By HHPhoto
Definitely wrong in such a generalisation. I...

Definitely wrong in such a generalisation. I travel a lot to different countries, and those places who sell film always have Kodak films as well.
In Germany you can buy Kodak film at almost "every...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-19-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,572
Posted By HHPhoto
Again complete nonsense. Fujifilm was absolutely...

Again complete nonsense.
Fujifilm was absolutely honest about the 'Klasse' cameras. They were introduced in 2006. In a time, when most other manufacturers stopped film camera production.
And Fujifilm...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-19-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,572
Posted By HHPhoto
Wrong. Kodak has discontinued more emulsions in...

Wrong.
Kodak has discontinued more emulsions in the last 15 years than Fujifilm.
Just look at Shanebrook's book 'Making Kodak Film'. Then you will see at once how much was axed. It is listed...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-19-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 6,572
Posted By HHPhoto
Getting the right raw materials is always a...

Getting the right raw materials is always a challenge for film manufacturers. Ilford's Simon Galley over at apug also reported about that. And ADOX CEO M. Böddecker has explained that they have...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-19-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 6,572
Posted By HHPhoto
The film manufacturers themselves meanwhile have...

The film manufacturers themselves meanwhile have a positive view on the future of film. As explained here several times, we did a rff member meeting at last Photokina, and we've talked to all the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-13-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,572
Posted By HHPhoto
E.g. rff member 'kiemchacsu' from Vietnam has...

E.g. rff member 'kiemchacsu' from Vietnam has posted pictures of a new lab opening (in his long Vietnam picture thread).

And I stumbled upon two other new ones on facebook last year. But I have not...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-13-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,572
Posted By HHPhoto
"White knighting" - sorry, ridiculous. I point...

"White knighting" - sorry, ridiculous.

I point to what is happening. I just give the links to the numbers and facts.
I refer to that what the manufacturers have explained at photo fairs like...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-13-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,572
Posted By HHPhoto
They have closed their doors some years ago. That...

They have closed their doors some years ago. That is the point.
Not in the last two years.
As members from HCMC/Saigon here on rff has reported, recently new companies have entered the market in...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-13-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,572
Posted By HHPhoto
The number of Film Photography youtube channels...

The number of Film Photography youtube channels is exploding. There are already dozens of it. That is one of the reasons for increasing demand. And all of them are by young(er) photographers.
And...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-13-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,572
Posted By HHPhoto
None. I have explained that above in one of my...

None. I have explained that above in one of my posts, please look there.
And in most major markets the number of labs is already increasing, therefore increasing demand at the labs despite more labs...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-13-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,572
Posted By HHPhoto
1. Yes. 2. It is very relevant: A huge market....

1. Yes.
2. It is very relevant: A huge market. And an increasing market.



Not only, fortunately other European countries also see increasing demand. Australia, too. Other Asian countries like...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-13-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 567
Posted By HHPhoto
Thanks. It is always very interesting to see what...

Thanks.
It is always very interesting to see what they are doing. Their open and honest communication behaviour has to be appreciated.
And they make much more progress than Film Ferrania. And even...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-13-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,572
Posted By HHPhoto
Tim, different labs have different business...

Tim, different labs have different business strategies. Lots of US labs like Richard Photo Lab, Photo Vision Prints, Indie Film Lab, The Darkroom, The Find Lab, Goodman, State Film, Fast Film Lab,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-13-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,572
Posted By HHPhoto
No, film is not 'downsizing' anymore. Demand is...

No, film is not 'downsizing' anymore. Demand is up in the major markets. That is what all film companies have confirmed to us rff members at Photokina. That is why new film products are coming to the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-13-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,572
Posted By HHPhoto
The situation that labs closed because of general...

The situation that labs closed because of general decreasing film demand already stopped about 2-5 years ago (depending on the region/country).
So the increasing demand labs are now seeing is not...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-13-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,572
Posted By HHPhoto
Exactly. "Ted Striker" is again doing what he is...

Exactly.
"Ted Striker" is again doing what he is always doing here:
- demonstrating that he has absolutely no knowledge about the industry
- spreading FUD and misinformation.

Cheers, Jan
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-12-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,572
Posted By HHPhoto
Increasing demand at professional labs: Detailed Numbers

Hi,

disclaimer first: This posting is not adressed to all the "doom and gloom" prayers here. They will be hurt by the content :D, and therefore should stop reading immediately at this point...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-11-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,680
Posted By HHPhoto
Completely wrong. We (rff members at the...

Completely wrong. We (rff members at the Photokina meeting) have talked to the guys working in the X-ray film market. And there is a strong and increasing demand from China (as prove I've given the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-11-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,680
Posted By HHPhoto
Sorry, with all respect, but that is...

Sorry, with all respect, but that is ridiculous.
I try to give a realistic picture of the current situation in the film photography industry. The problem here at rff is that we get permanently...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-09-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,680
Posted By HHPhoto
Even if this technology lag may be closed in the...

Even if this technology lag may be closed in the future, it will take a very long time. Because there are so much developing countries which are decades behind in technology. They simply cannot catch...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-08-2019
Replies: 264
Views: 16,877
Posted By HHPhoto
So sad to hear. He will be missed. Jan

So sad to hear.
He will be missed.

Jan
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-07-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,680
Posted By HHPhoto
As explained above, the market for X-Ray film is...

As explained above, the market for X-Ray film is much different today compared to 20 years ago:
- in healthcare operation in industrial countries most applications have transferred to digital
but
-...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-06-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,680
Posted By HHPhoto
+1. Cheers, Jan

+1.

Cheers, Jan
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-06-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 567
Posted By HHPhoto
+1. Both his presentation at the photofair in...

+1.
Both his presentation at the photofair in Helsinki (see the other thread) and now this very detailed and informative interview offer lots of excellent information. Not only about ADOX, but about...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-06-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,511
Posted By HHPhoto
Aaron, you really should try their films, because...

Aaron, you really should try their films, because they have unique characteristics:
- ADOX CMS 20 II: Incredible high resolving film with super fine grain. No limits for enlargement!
- ADOX HR-50:...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-05-2019
Replies: 108
Views: 36,943
Posted By HHPhoto
New highest-quality lab in Germany

Hi,
very good news for E6 users in Germany and Europe: JOBO artisan, a sister company of JOBO International (the lab-equipment manufacturer) is now also offering high-quality lab-services, including...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-05-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,680
Posted By HHPhoto
I am so sorry for my horrible English. I am not a...

I am so sorry for my horrible English. I am not a native speaker.
What I meant was that they received several requests from different potential high-volume customers.

Cheers, Jan
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-05-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,680
Posted By HHPhoto
Bill, I am not arguing that. But fact is that the...

Bill, I am not arguing that. But fact is that the demand for X-Ray film from Asia, especially China and from industrial demand remains strong.
I hope the link to the graphic works. That is the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-05-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,680
Posted By HHPhoto
Bill, that is correct for western industrial...

Bill, that is correct for western industrial markets. The transition to digital is already finished in lots of these markets. But I have written "in Asia", because the situation is different there,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-05-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,680
Posted By HHPhoto
No, Ron Mowrey / PE never said that. That is a...

No, Ron Mowrey / PE never said that. That is a myth. A misinterpretation which was stated again and again by appugers.

You can easily prove by yourself that this statement is completely wrong: Just...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-05-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,511
Posted By HHPhoto
That is a very good and important presentation by...

That is a very good and important presentation by the ADOX CEO.
He is very honest and open minded.
And it is extremely important that the film community get the knowledge about all the difficulties...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-05-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,680
Posted By HHPhoto
Not really. Their balance sheet is published...

Not really. Their balance sheet is published yearly. They are profitable, but the profit is small. In the long run new investments in machinery are necessary, look at the presentation of the ADOX CEO...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-05-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,680
Posted By HHPhoto
It is time for ADOX and companies like Kodak,...

It is time for ADOX and companies like Kodak, Fujifilm, Ilford and Foma.
In an increasing market - that we have - that will be possible. We customers just have to pay sustainable prices for our...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-05-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,680
Posted By HHPhoto
Fortunately that is not correct: Last Photokina...

Fortunately that is not correct: Last Photokina Fujifilm very clearly explained that they will continue production of photo film. Their recent price increase supports that: Making the necessary step...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-05-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,680
Posted By HHPhoto
There is no contradiction: The photo film revival...

There is no contradiction:
The photo film revival is real. We've had a rff member meeting last Photokina and visited all film related companies which were exhibiting there: And all said that they are...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-04-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,680
Posted By HHPhoto
The problem for us is that in the balance sheet...

The problem for us is that in the balance sheet there is only the number of the whole CFD group. That is the group that makes movie film, archival film, still photo film and some other products.
So...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 03-04-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 2,248
Posted By HHPhoto
There are lots of optic factories in Germany who...

There are lots of optic factories in Germany who can do this.
The new owner (and former supplier) OPC Optics included.
E.g. one of their partners for assembly of some of their lenses has been Maerz...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 03-04-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 2,248
Posted By HHPhoto
No, that is wrong in that generalisation! Only...

No, that is wrong in that generalisation!
Only the Somnium and Nocturnus were made in Russia / China.
All other lenses were made in Germany.

The new Meyer Optik Görlitz company will made all their...
Forum: RFF News 02-25-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 5,029
Posted By HHPhoto
Some thoughts about that: 1. In the past...

Some thoughts about that:
1. In the past manufacturers had to raise prices because of increased raw material costs and decreasing demand. The latter was always also mentioned by Fujifilm in their...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-24-2019
Replies: 97
Views: 4,133
Posted By HHPhoto
From my experiences with both lenses I can...

From my experiences with both lenses I can confirm all of that.
I just want to add some further advantages of the recent Nikkor AF-S 1.8/50G:
+ a bit better bokeh
+ wider manual focus ring
+ rubber...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-24-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 772
Posted By HHPhoto
You won't have any 'dynamic range' suffering by...

You won't have any 'dynamic range' suffering by using a (modern) lens with excellent (higher) MTF (Modulation Transfer Function; contrast).
Just the opposite:
The better the MTF, the more of your...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-24-2019
Replies: 54
Views: 3,950
Posted By HHPhoto
This new review on youtube you have...

This new review on youtube you have mentioned
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-z3ELw9dSc
is indeed very good.
By far (so far) the best youtube review of the F6. He has done a very good job and is...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-23-2019
Replies: 97
Views: 4,133
Posted By HHPhoto
+1. The 3D-Color-Matrix-Metering of the F6 is by...

+1.
The 3D-Color-Matrix-Metering of the F6 is by far the best and most precise metering system I've ever used.
And I have dozens of different cameras used.

Cheers, Jan
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-20-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,361
Posted By HHPhoto
All of the bigger labs in Germany for example....

All of the bigger labs in Germany for example. They have often even more.
Nation Photo, Paris, also said at last Photokina they have a similar amount, and their demand is increasing very fast.
The...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-20-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,361
Posted By HHPhoto
"Film photography alive as younger generation continues old artform in digital world"

Hi,

film photography is alive and strongly kicking in down under...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-20-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 378
Posted By HHPhoto
New Tetenal is starting business!

Hi,

positive news for all film photographers: New Tetenal is starting operation on 1th of April.
But first a short disclaimer:
This post is only for friendly film shooters who are really interested...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-19-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,368
Posted By HHPhoto
Then you should contact them directly. I doubt...

Then you should contact them directly. I doubt that any leading Kodak staff is reading in such a small forum like ours here.



From a technical point of view TMX and TMY-2 both have much better...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-19-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,368
Posted By HHPhoto
?? We are talking about Ilford emulsions. Adox...

??
We are talking about Ilford emulsions. Adox Silvermax has absolutely nothing to do at all with Ilford.

Cheers, Jan
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-19-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 3,792
Posted By HHPhoto
Certainly not. Northern Germans have not so much...

Certainly not. Northern Germans have not so much humor.......;)

Cheers, Jan
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-19-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 3,792
Posted By HHPhoto
Both wrong: 1. Instax is not new at all: It was...

Both wrong:
1. Instax is not new at all: It was introduced in 1998. And is growing each year since 2004.
2. The film production without instax (standard photo films, single use cameras, X-ray films,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-19-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 3,792
Posted By HHPhoto
The statement concerning raw materials came later...

The statement concerning raw materials came later in an interview with a Japanese business magazine.
Acros 100 was a unique film: No other BW film manufacturer was ever capable offering a film with...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-19-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,368
Posted By HHPhoto
You are welcome. Oh, these are really tiny...

You are welcome.



Oh, these are really tiny "niche in the niche in the niche of a niche" products. Too low demand for the bigger manufacturers.
Perhaps possible for Film Ferrania in the future (at...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-19-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,368
Posted By HHPhoto
You are welcome, Lynn. Well, Plus-X: I've found...

You are welcome, Lynn.
Well, Plus-X:
I've found Adox CHS 100 II to be an excellent replacement for Plus X. It is even better because of better sharpness and higher resolution compared to Plus X. And...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-19-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 3,792
Posted By HHPhoto
They have never left film. And already have...

They have never left film. And already have increased their film activities significantly (Instax, X-Ray, more marketing for standard photo films, new 3-packs for NA market, reintroduction of 8x10...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-19-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,368
Posted By HHPhoto
News from Kodak Alaris and Fujifilm

Hi,

first a short disclaimer:
This post is only for friendly film shooters who are really interested in the ongoing use of this medium. This post is not for the doom-and-gloom preachers...:D.

1....
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-18-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 497
Posted By HHPhoto
Yes, it is. Because with such a weak material the...

Yes, it is. Because with such a weak material the mount is bending before breaking. That means the alignment of lens to sensor (the German technical term is "Auflagemaß"; I don't know the English...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-18-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 497
Posted By HHPhoto
The ultimate camera mount test

Hi,

in general I have a more critical view on Ken Wheeler, but sometimes he raises interesting questions and makes good videos about it.
This recent one belongs to the very interesting...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-17-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 3,792
Posted By HHPhoto
The evidence has been shared here. The most...

The evidence has been shared here. The most important points have been translated and posted here. Short and focussed.
But why should any of the German speaking rff members translate and post all...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-17-2019
Replies: 97
Views: 4,133
Posted By HHPhoto
Exactly!! You've nailed it. Cheers, Jan

Exactly!!
You've nailed it.

Cheers, Jan
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-17-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 3,792
Posted By HHPhoto
Tetenal is a German company. And there are...

Tetenal is a German company. And there are several German photo forums and social media groups, in which experts who are directly involved in this process have explained all the background, including...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-17-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 3,792
Posted By HHPhoto
Several companies already have had activities...

Several companies already have had activities going on to become more independent before Tetenal got in trouble. For example Adox, who is building up own chemistry production for quite some time...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-16-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 3,792
Posted By HHPhoto
It's clear what was wrong there in the past: -...

It's clear what was wrong there in the past:
- not a strong focus
- too much activities in fields in which too much competitors are active
- too much activities in the low-margin digital areas
- bad...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-16-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 3,792
Posted By HHPhoto
That is correct, Larry. The photo chemistry...

That is correct, Larry.
The photo chemistry production shall be bought by the former leading stuff and the employees / workers. It looks more like an "employee buy out", and not so much a management...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-15-2019
Replies: 97
Views: 4,133
Posted By HHPhoto
Hi Alex, in Europe you can get the F6 for...

Hi Alex,

in Europe you can get the F6 for example in Germany at
- Nikon Germany directly:
https://www.nikon.de/de_DE/product/film-cameras/film-slr-camera-f6

- Brenner...
Forum: Optics Theory - 02-13-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 530
Posted By HHPhoto
Fascinating, indeed. And Canon, Nikon and Pentax...

Fascinating, indeed.

And Canon, Nikon and Pentax continue to improve and extend their lens programmes for their (D)SLRs. Good to see.

With this new design strategy and on parallel the new lenses...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-09-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 702
Posted By HHPhoto
I agree. And I think you get excellent value by...

I agree.
And I think you get excellent value by buying a brand new Leica MP or M-A. These cameras can be used for decades. If you take care and don't abuse them, they will probably be used even by...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-09-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 702
Posted By HHPhoto
Well, I have compared the different published...

Well, I have compared the different published numbers, and the differences are not so big.
And I have taken the numbers from sources who have (had) direct contact to Leica.
I wanted an overview of...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-06-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 1,746
Posted By HHPhoto
@Ted Striker: You are splitting hairs. The...

@Ted Striker:
You are splitting hairs. The smartphone usage has absolutely no relevance for the topic discussed here, the sale of Kodak Alaris film/paper business.



Really? Fujifilm assesses the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-06-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 1,746
Posted By HHPhoto
It's only film distribution, not production. The...

It's only film distribution, not production.
The film production at Eastman Kodak has much more value. From an economic point of view this separate production and distribution is quite bad, because...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-05-2019
Replies: 132
Views: 3,206
Posted By HHPhoto
No, I am not. Because I have talked to film...

No, I am not.
Because I have talked to film companies who are very active on instagram. And they all have confirmed that their activities and marketing on instagram create new demand and new,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-05-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 702
Posted By HHPhoto
Thank you! Cheers, Jan

Thank you!

Cheers, Jan
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-05-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 702
Posted By HHPhoto
Looks like the number I found first for the M6 is...

Looks like the number I found first for the M6 is too high.
On our bartenders web page cameraquest for the M6 up to 1999 132,454 units are listed.
Then the M6 TTL up to 2002 should be added (no...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-05-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 702
Posted By HHPhoto
Thanks! Cheers, Jan

Thanks!

Cheers, Jan
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-05-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 702
Posted By HHPhoto
Thank you! Yes, the numbers differ depending on...

Thank you!
Yes, the numbers differ depending on the source. Interesting.

Cheers, Jan
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-05-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 702
Posted By HHPhoto
Excellent, thank you! Cheers, Jan

Excellent, thank you!

Cheers, Jan
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-05-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 702
Posted By HHPhoto
Thank you, David! Cheers, Jan

Thank you, David!

Cheers, Jan
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-05-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 702
Posted By HHPhoto
Total numbers of produced film M cameras

Dear Leica film M experts,

I have a question, and hope that you can help me:
For quite some time I have wondered how many film M cameras since the introduction of the M3 in 1954 have been produced...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-30-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 3,792
Posted By HHPhoto
Nonsense. The differences are so tiny that they...

Nonsense.
The differences are so tiny that they are absolutely negligible. You cannot distinguish the results!
The same is valid for D76/ID11 and XTOL/EXCEL.
For a photographer it is absolutely...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-30-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 3,792
Posted By HHPhoto
Have you used both and compared the results? No,...

Have you used both and compared the results? No, you have not!
But I have.
The formulas and results are so similar that you get identical results which cannot be distinguished!!! Make a blind test,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-30-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 3,792
Posted By HHPhoto
That is correct. But as I've written above,...

That is correct. But as I've written above, Tetenal has been a very diversified company with lots of different product groups. Photo chemistry has been only one of several.



There is no problem...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-30-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 3,792
Posted By HHPhoto
All wrong. Tetenal has produced photo chemistry...

All wrong.
Tetenal has produced photo chemistry in the last months at full speed. The distributors have stocked up.

Ilford Ilfotec LC is an HC-110 equivalent (just the concentration is a bit...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-30-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 3,792
Posted By HHPhoto
And again: You don't know what you are talking...

And again: You don't know what you are talking about. You don't have the slightest knowledge of the industry.
Tetenal has been a very diversified company with many different product groups. Lots of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-29-2019
Replies: 132
Views: 3,206
Posted By HHPhoto
Instax was introduced in 1998. It had its first...

Instax was introduced in 1998. It had its first sales peak in 2001. Then a short decline until 2004.
Since 2004 the instax sales are increasing every year. Fujifilm has published the chart some time...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-29-2019
Replies: 132
Views: 3,206
Posted By HHPhoto
Correct. Phone pictures are used as a...

Correct. Phone pictures are used as a communication tool, like words.



Not correct. Lots of these pictures are stored. Fujifilm has created a whole range of additional products for storing and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-29-2019
Replies: 132
Views: 3,206
Posted By HHPhoto
At DW Photo in Germany even the whole company is...

At DW Photo in Germany even the whole company is based on making a high-end medium format film camera, the Hy6 Mod.2 + lenses.
They don't make digital backs.

I have asked Hasselblad at Photokina why...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-29-2019
Replies: 132
Views: 3,206
Posted By HHPhoto
Exactly. The global demand for these photo books...

Exactly.
The global demand for these photo books have been increasing for years. That is the reason why Fujifilm has put money in R&D in the last years and developed new silver-halide photo papers...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-29-2019
Replies: 132
Views: 3,206
Posted By HHPhoto
No, they don't pay 15,000$ for a H6 with film...

No, they don't pay 15,000$ for a H6 with film back.
$15,000 is the price with digital back included.

Cheers, Jan
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-29-2019
Replies: 132
Views: 3,206
Posted By HHPhoto
Not necessary. All my photography friends in the...

Not necessary. All my photography friends in the US regularly show me the prints they have got from their labs or have done by themselves.

Cheers, Jan
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-29-2019
Replies: 132
Views: 3,206
Posted By HHPhoto
Fujifilm has a photo paper factory in the US to...

Fujifilm has a photo paper factory in the US to serve the North American market. With an output of dozens of millions m² p.a.
Almost all NA photo labs also offer prints. Why? There is a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-29-2019
Replies: 132
Views: 3,206
Posted By HHPhoto
Fact is they are making cameras for film usage!...

Fact is they are making cameras for film usage! The H5 and H6 can be used with the dedicated Hasselblad film back.

Cheers, Jan
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-29-2019
Replies: 132
Views: 3,206
Posted By HHPhoto
Fact is that there are more than a dozen huge...

Fact is that there are more than a dozen huge photo paper factories worldwide producing more than 400 million m² photo paper every year, silver-halide and inkjet.
One of the big mass volume photo...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-29-2019
Replies: 132
Views: 3,206
Posted By HHPhoto
So, what will the current digital camera...

So, what will the current digital camera manufacturers do: I think the following will make the most sense:
1. Accept the reality: Snapshooters will use smartphones. In the digital compact camera /...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-29-2019
Replies: 132
Views: 3,206
Posted By HHPhoto
That's not true. There have been ups and downs...

That's not true. There have been ups and downs over the years - often due to general worldwide economic ups and downs - but not a general decline.
Here is the data from...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-29-2019
Replies: 132
Views: 3,206
Posted By HHPhoto
Wow, only 200 bucks for an R-E. Congrats! It is...

Wow, only 200 bucks for an R-E. Congrats!
It is an excellent camera, and the Leica R lenses are superb.

Cheers, Jan
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-29-2019
Replies: 132
Views: 3,206
Posted By HHPhoto
There are several programmes and apps for...

There are several programmes and apps for uploading pics from a computer directly to instagram. It is not quite as convenient as uploading from a smartphone, but it isn't difficult or a problem...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-28-2019
Replies: 132
Views: 3,206
Posted By HHPhoto
A huge percentage of the pictures on instagram is...

A huge percentage of the pictures on instagram is made with real cameras.
And there is a real boom of film photography pics and content posted on instagram. The revival of film is strongly supported...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-28-2019
Replies: 132
Views: 3,206
Posted By HHPhoto
Film cameras from Lomography, Leica, Nikon, Mint,...

Film cameras from Lomography, Leica, Nikon, Mint, Hasselblad, Arax, DW Photo, more than a dozen different large format camera manufacturers, several pinhole camera manufacturers.

Cheers, Jan
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-28-2019
Replies: 132
Views: 3,206
Posted By HHPhoto
That is a myth spread only in photo forums. Has...

That is a myth spread only in photo forums. Has nothing to do with reality.
There are more than a dozen big factories for photo paper globally.
The photo paper market has a volume of more than 400...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-28-2019
Replies: 132
Views: 3,206
Posted By HHPhoto
Your speculation is not quite correct. Here are...

Your speculation is not quite correct.
Here are the sales numbers:
- In 2017 about 25 million digital cameras have been sold.
And a bit more than 8 million film cameras.
- In 2018 a bit less than 20...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-28-2019
Replies: 132
Views: 3,206
Posted By HHPhoto
Based on the sales data of the last years, the...

Based on the sales data of the last years, the current trend.
Canon expects that the trend is strongly accelerating. I currently don't see the reasons why it should strongly accelerate in the next...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-28-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 774
Posted By HHPhoto
The Jobo developing tanks are the best: Because...

The Jobo developing tanks are the best: Because
- they belong to an excellent system which can be extended by you if you go further later in your "career" (e.g. color processing with a Jobo...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-28-2019
Replies: 132
Views: 3,206
Posted By HHPhoto
Forum: Nikon RF 01-14-2019
Replies: 396
Views: 6,367
Posted By HHPhoto
This comment clearly demonstrates how ridiculous...

This comment clearly demonstrates how ridiculous all your requests are.
Manufacturers are the only ones who knew their production data. No matter whether you look at a car factory, a furniture...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-14-2019
Replies: 396
Views: 6,367
Posted By HHPhoto
Sorry, but one have to be very blind concerning...

Sorry, but one have to be very blind concerning the market to make such a statement.
All film manufacturers said at Photokina that the film revival is very strong in the US, with 10-20% increase in...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-14-2019
Replies: 396
Views: 6,367
Posted By HHPhoto
Then just do your work and a proper research....

Then just do your work and a proper research. Lots of information is online, and lots of information can be achieved by talking to Kodak, Fuji, Ilford, Foma, Adox, the online distributors and...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-14-2019
Replies: 396
Views: 6,367
Posted By HHPhoto
That is long gone. Film make much revenue today...

That is long gone. Film make much revenue today at Fujifilm. They sold 7.7 million instax cameras alone in 2017. The instax lines are running 24h each day in three shifts to keep up with the...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-14-2019
Replies: 396
Views: 6,367
Posted By HHPhoto
I hope so, too ;). But I am meanwhile quite...

I hope so, too ;).

But I am meanwhile quite relaxed. I have always been optimistic about the future of film. And because of that, I've got lots of bashing and hate here on rff during the last...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-14-2019
Replies: 396
Views: 6,367
Posted By HHPhoto
Before this last batch was offered, it was out of...

Before this last batch was offered, it was out of stock. I am sure about that, because at that time a friend of mine was looking for a new one and we both did searching globally at dealers.
One of...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-14-2019
Replies: 396
Views: 6,367
Posted By HHPhoto
Sorry, that is wrong. There was a batch of new...

Sorry, that is wrong.
There was a batch of new GF670 cameras from one dealer who got out of business and then offered this batch to B&H for selling it.
And when B&H listed this batch the demand was...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-14-2019
Replies: 396
Views: 6,367
Posted By HHPhoto
As explained above, lots of components for e.g. a...

As explained above, lots of components for e.g. a 35mm SLR are already there because of DSLRs: Metering system, autofocus system, mirror, prism. That can all be shared between a DSLR and a SLR.
We...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-14-2019
Replies: 396
Views: 6,367
Posted By HHPhoto
Peter, quite simple: Price of new gear compared...

Peter, quite simple: Price of new gear compared to increasing price of very old gear with the risk of repairs needed (or repair maybe impossible).
Look e.g. at the price of the FM3A you bought ten...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-14-2019
Replies: 396
Views: 6,367
Posted By HHPhoto
Concerning enlarger: Get a new one from Kaiser...

Concerning enlarger:
Get a new one from Kaiser Fototechnik in Germany. They are even a bit better than Durst. And they have continued production of enlargers over all the years. Excellent quality and...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-14-2019
Replies: 396
Views: 6,367
Posted By HHPhoto
+1. It's like beer and wine. Different, but both...

+1.
It's like beer and wine. Different, but both very good :).



+1.



They have never made this decision! And they will not made it in the future. Just look at their published yearly reports:...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-14-2019
Replies: 396
Views: 6,367
Posted By HHPhoto
Wrong. The numbers are available, if you do a...

Wrong.
The numbers are available, if you do a proper research. Some manufacturers are obliged to publish their financial data (like Ilford, Kodak, Fujifilm). E.g. Ilford there has published their...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-13-2019
Replies: 396
Views: 6,367
Posted By HHPhoto
Both Kodak Alaris and Fujifilm have reported...

Both Kodak Alaris and Fujifilm have reported increasing demand at last Photokina.

Cheers, Jan
Forum: Nikon RF 01-13-2019
Replies: 396
Views: 6,367
Posted By HHPhoto
Important for BW are Ilford, Kodak, Foma and...

Important for BW are Ilford, Kodak, Foma and Adox. Film Ferrania has no product yet.

And "pan street": You probably mean JCH Street Pan. That is a scam: Very old, long expired former discontinued...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-13-2019
Replies: 396
Views: 6,367
Posted By HHPhoto
We will not lose color film, the demand for...

We will not lose color film, the demand for color
- is much bigger compared to BW
- increasing.

Cheers, Jan
Forum: Nikon RF 01-13-2019
Replies: 396
Views: 6,367
Posted By HHPhoto
There are all sizes of professional labs: Small...

There are all sizes of professional labs: Small ones, medium sized ones, and even very big ones with several hundred employees (in Germany we have several of the big ones).



Most professional labs...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-13-2019
Replies: 396
Views: 6,367
Posted By HHPhoto
The dealers tell me it is a gateway drug for lots...

The dealers tell me it is a gateway drug for lots of young customers. They get in first touch with film via instant film, and then see there is even more to discover in the film world.



We already...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-12-2019
Replies: 396
Views: 6,367
Posted By HHPhoto
No, because they stopped production some years...

No, because they stopped production some years ago before the film resurgence started. Bad timing.
Leica did it better: They hold on tight and are now benefitting from the film resurgence by...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-12-2019
Replies: 396
Views: 6,367
Posted By HHPhoto
Dear Larry, correct. Therefore I look at the...

Dear Larry,



correct. Therefore I look at the real world outside forums to analyse the real situation. And not at forums.

Here at rff for years the mantra has been "film is dead" and "instant film...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-12-2019
Replies: 188
Views: 11,853
Posted By HHPhoto
Hi Tim, you may have a look at our thread about...

Hi Tim,
you may have a look at our thread about recommended E6 labs:
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=137289

By far most recommendations for North...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-12-2019
Replies: 396
Views: 6,367
Posted By HHPhoto
That is all right. And we will certainly see new...

That is all right.
And we will certainly see new film cameras in the future. Not in the short term, but in the mid- and long term.
The reason is quite simple:
The collapse in demand for digital...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-12-2019
Replies: 396
Views: 6,367
Posted By HHPhoto
Probably one of the best jobs in the camera...

Probably one of the best jobs in the camera industry. Making an iconic camera with very high skills and qualification, and probably a very high level of direct personal responsibility. And without...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-03-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 519
Posted By HHPhoto
Peter, AgfaPhoto APX 400 New Emulsion (New...

Peter,
AgfaPhoto APX 400 New Emulsion (New Emulsion is not printed anymore on the current boxes, by the way) is just Kentmere 400 film.
In a different packaging. And at a significantly higher price....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-22-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 1,432
Posted By HHPhoto
News: Adox HR-50 is now also available in bulk,...

News:
Adox HR-50 is now also available in bulk, 30.5 meter:
https://www.fotoimpex.de/shop/filme/adox-hr-50-13536-mit-speed-boost-meterware.html?cache=1545526941

120 format is scheduled for first...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-21-2018
Replies: 64
Views: 2,557
Posted By HHPhoto
+1. Very well said. Cheers, Jan

+1.
Very well said.

Cheers, Jan
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-21-2018
Replies: 64
Views: 2,557
Posted By HHPhoto
You will probably also can get whole plate sheet...

You will probably also can get whole plate sheet film from Adox: Just ask them. AFAIK their sheet film cutting machines are extremely flexible and can cut any format you want.

Cheers, Jan
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-21-2018
Replies: 64
Views: 2,557
Posted By HHPhoto
None of the Adox films costs 10€ or 10 US$. You...

None of the Adox films costs 10€ or 10 US$.
You are in the wrong thread for complaining.....;).

Cheers, Jan
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-20-2018
Replies: 64
Views: 2,557
Posted By HHPhoto
Adox CHS 100 II film is back!!

Hi guys,

Christmas surprise by Adox: Their wonderful CHS 100 II film is back:
http://www.adox.de/Photo/chs-100-ii-sheetfilm-available-again/

It is already available in sheet film. 35mm and 120 are...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-20-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 1,432
Posted By HHPhoto
It is not just rebranded film. The Speed Boost...

It is not just rebranded film.
The Speed Boost technology done in the Adox factory makes a significant difference: Higher real speed, better shadow detail, better characteristic curve shape.

Cheers,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-19-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 1,432
Posted By HHPhoto
+1. Very precise analysis. Due to my experience...

+1.
Very precise analysis.

Due to my experience the main problem with Rollei ATP was that the characteristic curve had an over-proportional increase in the highlights, from Zone VII to X. Therefore...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-15-2018
Replies: 80
Views: 2,511
Posted By HHPhoto
Exactly. Another BW reversal home developing kit...

Exactly.
Another BW reversal home developing kit is offered by Klaus Wehner in Germany. Very high quality.
And there are rumors that Adox is working on such a kit, too.

You can also just use...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 11-30-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 2,068
Posted By HHPhoto
I think this has been just a marketing stunt or...

I think this has been just a marketing stunt or scam. Because he has
- absolutely no knowledge in designing a camera
- absolutely no knowledge in engineering
- absolutely no knowledge in camera...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-29-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 426
Posted By HHPhoto
Yes, that is much cheaper than most other labs....

Yes, that is much cheaper than most other labs. And it is high-quality dip-and-dunk processing. And AgX Imaging is very fast, because he is doing E6 every day.

Cheers, Jan
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-29-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 426
Posted By HHPhoto
http://www.agximaging.com/ Excellent quality and...

http://www.agximaging.com/
Excellent quality and service at very low prices. Lots of rff members are using them and have reported how satiesfied they...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-29-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 426
Posted By HHPhoto
No, it can be a lot cheaper. You are located in...

No, it can be a lot cheaper. You are located in Autriche - Austria - Österreich.
Have a look at Fayer in Vienna:
http://www.fayer.at/de/preise-und-lieferzeiten
Only 6 Euros and max. one week waiting...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-25-2018
Replies: 188
Views: 11,853
Posted By HHPhoto
Welcome to the forum xjonstars! Did you shoot...

Welcome to the forum xjonstars!



Did you shoot E100 and Provia 100F in a direct side-by-side comparison? With exactly the same parameters (time, light condition, lens, camera, aperture, shutter...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-25-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 446
Posted By HHPhoto
That is correct. A stabilizer is needed for...

That is correct. A stabilizer is needed for optimal colour permanence. As you have certainly read, this process can be implemented in the pre-bleach.
The best you can do being absolutely on the safe...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-22-2018
Replies: 54
Views: 3,950
Posted By HHPhoto
+1. Exactly. I've bought my F6 and MB-40 also...

+1.
Exactly.
I've bought my F6 and MB-40 also brand new. One of my best photo purchases ever!
And my F6 will never go to the used market, because I will use it until my end :).

Cheers, Jan

P.S.: F6...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-22-2018
Replies: 81
Views: 3,340
Posted By HHPhoto
Looking globally, quite a lot new brick&mortar...

Looking globally, quite a lot new brick&mortar shops for traditional film photography have opened during the last two years. Especially in North America, Europe and South East Asia. Shops with used...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-15-2018
Replies: 188
Views: 11,853
Posted By HHPhoto
Hi Jake, The colours aren't the problem, no...

Hi Jake,



The colours aren't the problem, no warming filter needed. Especially with the pictures with sun.
The problem is the underexposure. Others here in this thread have also reported that their...
Forum: Film vs Digital 11-15-2018
Replies: 42
Views: 2,491
Posted By HHPhoto
This clearly shows that these people don't know...

This clearly shows that these people don't know what they are talking about. They don't have any knowledge of film manufacturing. Because:
Film manufacturers do not freeze film after production! None...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-15-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 741
Posted By HHPhoto
Fortunately you have lots of alternatives at the...

Fortunately you have lots of alternatives at the West Coast. Besides Blue Moon in Portland there are also
- http://northcoastphoto.com/
https://www.instagram.com/ncps/
-...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-15-2018
Replies: 112
Views: 2,943
Posted By HHPhoto
Completely wrong. DSLRs and SLRs will stay. The...

Completely wrong. DSLRs and SLRs will stay.

The same (complete production stop) has been told in the past concerning rangefinder cameras and instant film cameras.
But what happened instead? Just the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-15-2018
Replies: 112
Views: 2,943
Posted By HHPhoto
My opinion is different both from an economical...

My opinion is different both from an economical and ecological point of view:
1. I am not so rich that I could afford an expensive digital system camera (no matter whether DSLR or DSLM) every 3-5...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-15-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,434
Posted By HHPhoto
Thanks for the post! Very interesting. Cheers,...

Thanks for the post!
Very interesting.

Cheers, Jan
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-15-2018
Replies: 112
Views: 2,943
Posted By HHPhoto
Concerning more reliable operation: In all the...

Concerning more reliable operation: In all the decades I am using SLRs and DSLRs I have never had one single problem with the mirror. Never, nothing, nada.
I am not convinced that an EVF will work...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-15-2018
Replies: 112
Views: 2,943
Posted By HHPhoto
Hi Murray, there is a lot of marketing and...

Hi Murray,



there is a lot of marketing and misinformation in such statements. From a technical point of view it only matters (a bit) in the field of extreme wide angle lenses (below 20mm) with...
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