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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-10-2020
Replies: 73
Views: 3,163
Posted By Ted Striker
China gets 8% of its coal from Australia. If...

China gets 8% of its coal from Australia. If somehow they decided not to sell to China, they would get it from somewhere else. China WILL burn coal, that's a fact. Every 2 weeks a new coal fired...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-10-2020
Replies: 73
Views: 3,163
Posted By Ted Striker
They should be protesting in China, where 3.8...

They should be protesting in China, where 3.8 BILLION tons of coal are burned every year. Australia could go 100% carbon free but it would not matter one bit with countries like China (and India,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-10-2020
Replies: 36
Views: 2,579
Posted By Ted Striker
Of course I knew that. 75% of my retirement...

Of course I knew that. 75% of my retirement money is in an S & P 500 index fund.

That does not negate what I said. That a fund manager can't be the S & P does not then place them in the sucker...
Forum: RFF Polls 01-09-2020
Replies: 136
Views: 25,100
Posted By Ted Striker
I' own Canon, Sigma, and various Fujifilm digital...

I' own Canon, Sigma, and various Fujifilm digital cameras. All of their menus are different, as are the physical controls. It takes a short time to get used to it, but in every case, it's entirely...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-09-2020
Replies: 36
Views: 2,579
Posted By Ted Striker
Nonsense. I have been following Kodak's stock...

Nonsense. I have been following Kodak's stock for 5 years. Moves like this are exceptionally rare (almost unheard of with Kodak) and have far more meaning than the simple thought you...
Forum: RFF Polls 01-08-2020
Replies: 136
Views: 25,100
Posted By Ted Striker
For the life of me, I can't imagine at all being...

For the life of me, I can't imagine at all being confused by a camera menu. Do people really give up that easily?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-08-2020
Replies: 36
Views: 2,579
Posted By Ted Striker
My retirement money trades under the random walk...

My retirement money trades under the random walk theory. My day trading money trades under my direction.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-08-2020
Replies: 36
Views: 2,579
Posted By Ted Striker
I have no inside information to Kodak and because...

I have no inside information to Kodak and because of that, I dont trade the stock.


That said, I pocketed a quick $500 trading on my iPhone this morning.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-08-2020
Replies: 118
Views: 8,572
Posted By Ted Striker
Anyone with film experience or eyes can do this.

Anyone with film experience or eyes can do this.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-08-2020
Replies: 118
Views: 8,572
Posted By Ted Striker
You are correct that b & w film can be processed...

You are correct that b & w film can be processed in an almost unlimited number of ways, with vastly different results. Can one film simulation replicate that? No.

The end result that I look at is,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-07-2020
Replies: 118
Views: 8,572
Posted By Ted Striker
This is the attitude to take. Being a fake film...

This is the attitude to take. Being a fake film simulation does not mean that it doesnt look good. I love the look of Fujifilm's Astia film simulation. But I'm not foolish enough to think that it...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-07-2020
Replies: 118
Views: 8,572
Posted By Ted Striker
I can't point to a single link, instance, or...

I can't point to a single link, instance, or analysis that can demonstrate that Fujifilm's simulations have ANY relationship whatsoever with their namesake film. Not one. Zero. Nada.

What can be...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-07-2020
Replies: 118
Views: 8,572
Posted By Ted Striker
I have over 50 boxes of Neopan 400 in 35mm format...

I have over 50 boxes of Neopan 400 in 35mm format and 25 boxes of it in 120 format on ice, so I know the attraction. I am certain that any Fujifilm "simulation" of this film, should they make it,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-07-2020
Replies: 118
Views: 8,572
Posted By Ted Striker
Why? Not one Fujifilm film simulation, not a...

Why? Not one Fujifilm film simulation, not a single one, looks anything even remotely like its namesake. They are a veritable joke in the industry.

I don't know which one is more embarrassing,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-06-2020
Replies: 36
Views: 2,579
Posted By Ted Striker
A couple days do not make a trend.

A couple days do not make a trend.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-02-2020
Replies: 178
Views: 8,129
Posted By Ted Striker
If he lives alone then yes, it's not that big a...

If he lives alone then yes, it's not that big a deal. But to be away from your family for so many hours each and every day, that is a crushing burden that should only be carried under the most...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-02-2020
Replies: 178
Views: 8,129
Posted By Ted Striker
I dont buy it. 4 hours a day commuting is a...

I dont buy it. 4 hours a day commuting is a prison, as another person said.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-02-2020
Replies: 178
Views: 8,129
Posted By Ted Striker
4 hours a day commuting? It's time to move, not...

4 hours a day commuting? It's time to move, not buy more camera gear.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-02-2020
Replies: 36
Views: 2,579
Posted By Ted Striker
Something is REALLY going on with Kodak. Again,...

Something is REALLY going on with Kodak. Again, the price of stock is SURGING. Up 30% the past week and 75% the past month. This is a huge move to the upside. I know that there are some large...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-20-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 2,579
Posted By Ted Striker
Yes, that is the only logical reason the stock...

Yes, that is the only logical reason the stock could be popping so high these past few weeks. I wonder who would want to buy Kodak. Such news won't stay hidden for long.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-20-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 2,579
Posted By Ted Striker
Same place they always have been, Rochester NY.

Same place they always have been, Rochester NY.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-20-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 2,579
Posted By Ted Striker
No and no. Kodak is a pretty small company these...

No and no. Kodak is a pretty small company these days. Just a shell of its former self. Hard to believe but at one time Kodak was in the Dow. Today it almost was de-listed from the NYSE. That's...
Forum: Travel 12-19-2019
Replies: 79
Views: 3,897
Posted By Ted Striker
That's what I would have done. A ZI is an...

That's what I would have done. A ZI is an amazing camera, with a gorgeous viewfinder and a joy to shoot. I'd easily have left the DSLR at home and forgotten all about it.
Forum: Fuji X Series 12-19-2019
Replies: 285
Views: 13,166
Posted By Ted Striker
Yeah, that's a real head scratcher. The OVF...

Yeah, that's a real head scratcher. The OVF actually gets worse over generations, not better. Really odd.
Forum: Travel 12-19-2019
Replies: 79
Views: 3,897
Posted By Ted Striker
I travel to Asia shooting 100% film all the time,...

I travel to Asia shooting 100% film all the time, using the very camera in your avatar.
Forum: Travel 12-19-2019
Replies: 79
Views: 3,897
Posted By Ted Striker
I've had my film X-Rayed over a dozen times...

I've had my film X-Rayed over a dozen times without even the slightest sign of any issue. I ran an experiment one time asking an operator to X ray a test roll of film 24 times. Again, no sign of...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-19-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 2,579
Posted By Ted Striker
The stampede to the upside continued yesterday...

The stampede to the upside continued yesterday with yet another near 10% gain for Kodak shares. That's a 47% in just the past week or so. An astonishing move that really needs an...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-18-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 2,729
Posted By Ted Striker
I chucked my 5 rolls of P30 into the trash. ...

I chucked my 5 rolls of P30 into the trash. Worst film I have ever shot.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-18-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 2,579
Posted By Ted Striker
DAMN!!! Kodak popped for another 10% yesterday. ...

DAMN!!! Kodak popped for another 10% yesterday. That makes 40% increase in the last few weeks. Again on NO NEWS aside from an insider buying some shares.

That does not explain such a massive move...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 12-16-2019
Replies: 77
Views: 9,389
Posted By Ted Striker
Vaporware.

Vaporware.
Forum: Film vs Digital 12-12-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 905
Posted By Ted Striker
If you take what I said out of context, then yes...

If you take what I said out of context, then yes that is true.



Yes, digital images made to look like film are awful. Not even remotely close to the real thing, and no better than the sterile...
Forum: Film vs Digital 12-12-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 905
Posted By Ted Striker
Sterile, artificial, pretty boring look. Film...

Sterile, artificial, pretty boring look. Film has far more life to it, in an intangible way. Sorry I can't be more descriptive than that.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-12-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 2,579
Posted By Ted Striker
Kodak has popped an additional 8% today bringing...

Kodak has popped an additional 8% today bringing the gain to nearly 30% in the past 2 days.
Forum: Film vs Digital 12-12-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 905
Posted By Ted Striker
If you like it, you like it. Me, I loathe...

If you like it, you like it. Me, I loathe digital black and white and note that most of the commercial photographers that I see displaying in art fairs, those that charge (and get) the most money...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-12-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 2,579
Posted By Ted Striker
Interesting. Thank you very much.

Interesting. Thank you very much.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-11-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 2,579
Posted By Ted Striker
Yeah I heard that too, but agree, there's no way...

Yeah I heard that too, but agree, there's no way something like that would move the stock to such an amazing amount. It would be great if sales of Ektachrome were high enough to do that, but that's...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-11-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 2,579
Posted By Ted Striker
Any Kodak News?

Has anyone heard big news about Kodak? I ask because the stock has absolutely rocketed up this week, up +20%! That is a massive move to the upside and for the life of me I can't find any news at...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 12-02-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 1,016
Posted By Ted Striker
Can't you just turn profiles "off"?

Can't you just turn profiles "off"?
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 12-02-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 1,415
Posted By Ted Striker
Freestyle.

Freestyle.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-02-2019
Replies: 108
Views: 5,443
Posted By Ted Striker
Actually this is incorrect. Inflation continues...

Actually this is incorrect. Inflation continues to be well below historical averages, to the point that central banks around the world are keeping interest rates at or near zero. Central bankers...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-22-2019
Replies: 118
Views: 8,572
Posted By Ted Striker
No one did. Certainly not those here who pretend...

No one did. Certainly not those here who pretend to be "experts".

This is HUGE news. What more evidence do we need that Fujifilm is shutting down their film production? Now they are outsourcing...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-20-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 1,243
Posted By Ted Striker
Has anyone actually used this measurement?

Has anyone actually used this measurement?
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-20-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 683
Posted By Ted Striker
Get a VPN and you can pretend to be in the UK.

Get a VPN and you can pretend to be in the UK.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-20-2019
Replies: 106
Views: 6,566
Posted By Ted Striker
Sad, but true. XTOL is not a recent product from...

Sad, but true. XTOL is not a recent product from Kodak. The company has substantially reduced headcount since it was released.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-19-2019
Replies: 106
Views: 6,566
Posted By Ted Striker
I bought a large batch of TMAX400 in 120 size and...

I bought a large batch of TMAX400 in 120 size and as it turned out, EVERY LAST roll was ruined by the paper. Some of my most cherished moments with my family were shot with that film and it was all...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-19-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,023
Posted By Ted Striker
C41 is a standard process. Any differences in...

C41 is a standard process. Any differences in look would be due to a lab failing to follow the established process or using less than fresh chemicals for development.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-19-2019
Replies: 106
Views: 6,566
Posted By Ted Striker
I am pretty certain many folks are switching to...

I am pretty certain many folks are switching to Ilford developers rather than dealing with yet another Kodak quality issue.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-18-2019
Replies: 106
Views: 6,566
Posted By Ted Striker
Yes, good point. I forgot about that. In fact,...

Yes, good point. I forgot about that. In fact, I grabbed 2 liters of the old stuff while it was still on the shelf. I have one just recently opened liter of HC-110 and 2 in reserve. Enough to...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-18-2019
Replies: 106
Views: 6,566
Posted By Ted Striker
Yes, Kodak is run by an appalling group of bean...

Yes, Kodak is run by an appalling group of bean counters. It's amazing that they are still around after making one epic mistake after another. So many unforced errors by Kodak. Where's the new...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-18-2019
Replies: 106
Views: 6,566
Posted By Ted Striker
HC-110 lasts forever.

HC-110 lasts forever.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 11-18-2019
Replies: 55
Views: 2,943
Posted By Ted Striker
Leica specifically stated that the CCD sensors...

Leica specifically stated that the CCD sensors corrode. This is an oxygen driven process, not humidity. Oxidation (corrosion) can happen in a low humidity environment.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-18-2019
Replies: 106
Views: 6,566
Posted By Ted Striker
I wonder if all Kodak chemicals are now of...

I wonder if all Kodak chemicals are now of substandard quality. Everyone has been reformulated for manufacturing in the US.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-18-2019
Replies: 106
Views: 6,566
Posted By Ted Striker
Kodak has moved production of their chemicals...

Kodak has moved production of their chemicals away from Tetenal due to the bankruptcy. Despite what we are told, Tetenal is in serious trouble and so Kodak had to move their chemical production back...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-06-2019
Replies: 118
Views: 8,572
Posted By Ted Striker
Still no sign of Acros.

Still no sign of Acros.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-01-2019
Replies: 77
Views: 9,389
Posted By Ted Striker
How long does it take you to "scan" 10 6x7...

How long does it take you to "scan" 10 6x7 negatives from start to finish with your set up? And where does your final resolution top out at when you go for maximum level?
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-01-2019
Replies: 76
Views: 2,376
Posted By Ted Striker
A massive, gross simplification of the charging...

A massive, gross simplification of the charging situation. There are tens of millions of people who do not live in areas where they can charge there cars at home. In fact, I'd say it is the vast...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-01-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 863
Posted By Ted Striker
Yep, a used one gives a massive discount. No...

Yep, a used one gives a massive discount. No need to buy a refurb or even a new one. Far too steep a cost.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-01-2019
Replies: 77
Views: 9,389
Posted By Ted Striker
Very likely. What gets me is that if they are...

Very likely. What gets me is that if they are going to do a new product, then damn well DO a new product! Go all out and makes some serious improvements. Like another poster said, autofocus! More...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-01-2019
Replies: 77
Views: 9,389
Posted By Ted Striker
I saw that but seriously doubt that has anything...

I saw that but seriously doubt that has anything to do with autofocus. Calibration ensures that the lens is properly set, but I would doubt that it moves to reflect the best focus for each...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-01-2019
Replies: 76
Views: 2,376
Posted By Ted Striker
Well noted. No one is going to give up their...

Well noted. No one is going to give up their ability to travel, and that's a luxury! Yet the developed west is going to preach to China, India, and other less developed countries to clean up their...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-01-2019
Replies: 76
Views: 2,376
Posted By Ted Striker
I have traveled to China over 50 times in the...

I have traveled to China over 50 times in the past 15 years and lived in Shanghai for 7 of those years. I am well aware of the facts on the ground in China, having traveled and worked in over 25...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-01-2019
Replies: 77
Views: 9,389
Posted By Ted Striker
The published brochure makes no claim that this...

The published brochure makes no claim that this scanner has autofocus so I would assume then that it does not.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-01-2019
Replies: 77
Views: 9,389
Posted By Ted Striker
Why discontinue the previous model then?

Why discontinue the previous model then?
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-01-2019
Replies: 77
Views: 9,389
Posted By Ted Striker
Mine has had zero reliability issues as I suspect...

Mine has had zero reliability issues as I suspect most have. This scanner has been around for many years in its first version. Reliability issues would not have had to wait 5-6 years to get fixed.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-01-2019
Replies: 77
Views: 9,389
Posted By Ted Striker
Wow. Very very disappointing. I see almost no...

Wow. Very very disappointing. I see almost no improvements to the hardware. What is the point of this scanner?

Resolution: Same as the last model.
Color depth: Same as the last model.
Dynamic...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-01-2019
Replies: 76
Views: 2,376
Posted By Ted Striker
You can thank China for your cleaner air. They...

You can thank China for your cleaner air. They now have the polluting industrial jobs that used to be in the US. In one single province in China I saw more industrial plants than I have ever seen...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-31-2019
Replies: 76
Views: 2,376
Posted By Ted Striker
Coal is not the worst. Solar is. "How...

Coal is not the worst. Solar is.

"How efficient are solar panels? Most solar panels are between 15% and 20% efficient, with outliers on either side of the range. High-quality solar panels can...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-31-2019
Replies: 76
Views: 2,376
Posted By Ted Striker
I had the same result when I gave up meat (19...

I had the same result when I gave up meat (19 years ago). My health dramatically improved in that I felt I had much more energy. I gained 5 pounds (I was a serious lightweight), and was enjoying a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-31-2019
Replies: 76
Views: 2,376
Posted By Ted Striker
Protein is far more efficiently obtained by...

Protein is far more efficiently obtained by plants, except in a very tiny part of the world that is arid.



Further, the industrial meat complex vastly overstates how much protein is actually...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-31-2019
Replies: 76
Views: 2,376
Posted By Ted Striker
A vegetarian diet is THE most environmentally...

A vegetarian diet is THE most environmentally friendly diet out there.
Forum: Fuji X Series 10-31-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 1,763
Posted By Ted Striker
Yeah, this is a huge issue for many people. ...

Yeah, this is a huge issue for many people. Having no frame lines for a lens like the 18mm wide angle is pretty lame. That's a common focal length and one that many use the OVF for. A very common...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 10-30-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1,384
Posted By Ted Striker
Welcome to the forum. You would be hard...

Welcome to the forum.

You would be hard pressed to find more beautiful or well built cameras than the Fuji GF670 and GF670W rangefinders. I've owned both for about 6 years and they have...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-30-2019
Replies: 76
Views: 2,376
Posted By Ted Striker
And another thing...China is becoming far less...

And another thing...China is becoming far less tolerant of pollution than they used to be. That and the continual increase in wages there means that they are no longer the lowest cost place to do...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-30-2019
Replies: 76
Views: 2,376
Posted By Ted Striker
China's pollution allows for the west to be...

China's pollution allows for the west to be greener. Huge swaths of many industries that formerly used to operate in the west have relocated to China. All that pollution moved with them. As did...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 10-30-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1,384
Posted By Ted Striker
Probably a typo but it should be said that the...

Probably a typo but it should be said that the GF670 is a 6x7 camera, with the ability to switch to 6x6 as well.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 10-29-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1,384
Posted By Ted Striker
Wire frame viewfinders dont parallax...

Wire frame viewfinders dont parallax correct.


Fujifilm GF670. Simply impossible to get a better viewfinder with a folder. Absolutely crystal clear and easy to focus. HUGE focus patch.
Forum: Fuji X Series 10-25-2019
Replies: 285
Views: 13,166
Posted By Ted Striker
I'm sure it is a good camera. I played with one...

I'm sure it is a good camera. I played with one in the store while in Japan. It was just ridiculously over priced and promptly discontinued. Fujifilm can't make any money at the fire sale price it...
Forum: Fuji X Series 10-25-2019
Replies: 285
Views: 13,166
Posted By Ted Striker
Nobody is saying that, aside from you. The X Pro...

Nobody is saying that, aside from you. The X Pro 3 is not going to bring down Fujifilm. Digital cameras are such a tiny portion of Fujifilm's revenue, and an even tinier portion of their profits...
Forum: Fuji X Series 10-25-2019
Replies: 285
Views: 13,166
Posted By Ted Striker
I dont own one piece of Sony gear, aside from my...

I dont own one piece of Sony gear, aside from my TV.
Forum: Fuji X Series 10-25-2019
Replies: 285
Views: 13,166
Posted By Ted Striker
LOL! iCal'ed. We'll revisit this at the end of...

LOL! iCal'ed. We'll revisit this at the end of this time frame. I predict not a single maker will follow Fujifilm down this sewer.
Forum: Fuji X Series 10-25-2019
Replies: 285
Views: 13,166
Posted By Ted Striker
The X Pro 3 should have been addressing the same...

The X Pro 3 should have been addressing the same market as the X Pro 2 did. That it did not is the exact reason why there is such a huge uproar of disappointment. It's pretty easy to see. I would...
Forum: Fuji X Series 10-25-2019
Replies: 285
Views: 13,166
Posted By Ted Striker
As I read it, many if not most people are ready...

As I read it, many if not most people are ready to upgrade from their X Pro 2 to the new 3. However, this asinine design from Fujifilm ruins that plan and now they have no upgrade path. Those...
Forum: Fuji X Series 10-25-2019
Replies: 285
Views: 13,166
Posted By Ted Striker
Just mostly dysfunctional. It's very telling...

Just mostly dysfunctional. It's very telling that away from the fan boys, there is a HUGE amount of dissatisfaction over the X Pro 3. The comment sections for the various posts at DPR's news feed...
Forum: Fuji X Series 10-24-2019
Replies: 285
Views: 13,166
Posted By Ted Striker
You use frame lines with the 23mm lens when...

You use frame lines with the 23mm lens when focused at or near infinity.

What an epic fail by Fujifilm.
Forum: Fuji X Series 10-23-2019
Replies: 285
Views: 13,166
Posted By Ted Striker
Fujifilm should lock the ISO setting until 36...

Fujifilm should lock the ISO setting until 36 exposures have been fired. They should make it impossible to change from color to b & W or vice versa until 36 shots have been fired.


What a crazy,...
Forum: Fuji X Series 10-23-2019
Replies: 285
Views: 13,166
Posted By Ted Striker
Seriously? "I am simply way too biased and...

Seriously?



"I am simply way too biased and involved with the whole project to be able to give a balanced review."


Sounds like a fan boy speaking to people completely uninterested in a facts...
Forum: Fuji X Series 10-23-2019
Replies: 285
Views: 13,166
Posted By Ted Striker
Exactly. 100% correct. It's an appalling...

Exactly. 100% correct. It's an appalling "solution" to real, every shot problems. An unmitigated ergonomic nightmare.
Forum: Fuji X Series 10-23-2019
Replies: 285
Views: 13,166
Posted By Ted Striker
Well noted. It's really almost impossible to...

Well noted. It's really almost impossible to comprehend how anyone could think this design is even remotely good. Fuji really went off the rails here.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 10-21-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,254
Posted By Ted Striker
Contax G lenses are 20 years or more old! Hardly...

Contax G lenses are 20 years or more old! Hardly modern.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-17-2019
Replies: 79
Views: 3,364
Posted By Ted Striker
The original Fujifilm GF670 and GF670W were...

The original Fujifilm GF670 and GF670W were produced in 10,000 camera batches. They eventually sold them all so it was worth enough for those people. Film is only more popular today than it was 5...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-16-2019
Replies: 79
Views: 3,364
Posted By Ted Striker
Agreed. .

Agreed.







.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-16-2019
Replies: 79
Views: 3,364
Posted By Ted Striker
Fujifilm if they wanted to, could easily bring...

Fujifilm if they wanted to, could easily bring back film camera production. It's clear that they do not want to so we can understand how committed they are to film.
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 10-15-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 3,651
Posted By Ted Striker
27 years ago my company had nothing but Macs in...

27 years ago my company had nothing but Macs in their graphics department. Later, Apple *created* the entire concept of digital asset management for creative professionals. This was long before...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 10-15-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 3,651
Posted By Ted Striker
Just another reason to never support Adobe. A...

Just another reason to never support Adobe. A more cretinous organization is hard to imagine.


I sure wish Apple had the stones to stick with Aperture. Sigh.....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-14-2019
Replies: 48
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Posted By Ted Striker
Interesting.

Interesting.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-14-2019
Replies: 100
Views: 4,694
Posted By Ted Striker
That is indeed a nice shot, but not something...

That is indeed a nice shot, but not something impossible to do with TMAX100, Delta 100 or Neopan Acros (if you are lucky enough to have some of that).
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-14-2019
Replies: 100
Views: 4,694
Posted By Ted Striker
P30 is a solution in search of a problem.

P30 is a solution in search of a problem.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-14-2019
Replies: 2,097
Views: 312,135
Posted By Ted Striker
Thanks. My Lotus has the normally aspirated 1.8L...

Thanks. My Lotus has the normally aspirated 1.8L engine. It's an absolute joy to rev it up to 8,500 RPM's.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-14-2019
Replies: 100
Views: 4,694
Posted By Ted Striker
Sounds exactly like my experience with this awful...

Sounds exactly like my experience with this awful film.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-14-2019
Replies: 143
Views: 7,311
Posted By Ted Striker
Apple Watch Series 5 is now on 100% of the time. ...

Apple Watch Series 5 is now on 100% of the time. Problem solved.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-14-2019
Replies: 2,097
Views: 312,135
Posted By Ted Striker
Here's my "old" car, a 14 year old Lotus Elise. ...

Here's my "old" car, a 14 year old Lotus Elise. There will never be another vehicle sold like this in the US. Even 14 years ago it needed many federal exemptions to be street legal and today those...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-11-2019
Replies: 100
Views: 4,694
Posted By Ted Striker
Reduce the contrast by 90 to 95% and that's what...

Reduce the contrast by 90 to 95% and that's what my images looked like when processed according to instructions.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-10-2019
Replies: 100
Views: 4,694
Posted By Ted Striker
Well post #80 seems to indicate that I am not...

Well post #80 seems to indicate that I am not with it with regards to the current situation. Now I see that it's just a bunch of hot air.
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 10-10-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 3,651
Posted By Ted Striker
I'm still running LR 5. I wonder if upgrading to...

I'm still running LR 5. I wonder if upgrading to LR6 will buy me anymore time with the lifetime license format.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-10-2019
Replies: 100
Views: 4,694
Posted By Ted Striker
I guess no one wants to answer my question.

I guess no one wants to answer my question.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-10-2019
Replies: 100
Views: 4,694
Posted By Ted Striker
Have they officially given up on E6 film? Is...

Have they officially given up on E6 film? Is that dead for sure?


Last I heard that E6 film was still their target.


They can't even make P30 so it makes sense that they would give up making E6...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-10-2019
Replies: 100
Views: 4,694
Posted By Ted Striker
Ferrania very much stated that they hoped that...

Ferrania very much stated that they hoped that people would NOT take P30 as their reward as again they clearly stated that E6 film was their goal.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-09-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 482
Posted By Ted Striker
I used to think Chicago had awesome public...

I used to think Chicago had awesome public transit until I went to live overseas. Chicago has nothing compared to other countries. The only thing they exceed in is the smell of urine on the trains,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-09-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 482
Posted By Ted Striker
There's a Ford plant inside the city of Chicago.

There's a Ford plant inside the city of Chicago.
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 10-09-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 916
Posted By Ted Striker
Unnecessary. A Mac is perfectly safe as long as...

Unnecessary. A Mac is perfectly safe as long as you are not installing unknown software. My Mac is on 24 x 7 and is connected to the interwebs. 100% safe and I run no special software for any...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-09-2019
Replies: 100
Views: 4,694
Posted By Ted Striker
Perhaps us kickstarters could be refunded our...

Perhaps us kickstarters could be refunded our money then.

OK, a pipe dream probably.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-09-2019
Replies: 100
Views: 4,694
Posted By Ted Striker
The whole original kickstarter was to bring back...

The whole original kickstarter was to bring back E6 film. P30 was never mentioned for several years at the beginning.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-09-2019
Replies: 100
Views: 4,694
Posted By Ted Striker
So with 2019 now out of the question, what are...

So with 2019 now out of the question, what are the odds that Film Ferannia can deliver their new E6 film in 2020? Will it happen next year or will we have to wait until 2021? I'm a backer worth 4...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-09-2019
Replies: 100
Views: 4,694
Posted By Ted Striker
Thrown away a long time ago, along with the 5...

Thrown away a long time ago, along with the 5 boxes of P30 I never shot. They were hopelessly unusable negatives so I tossed them.
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 10-09-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 916
Posted By Ted Striker
I've been a Mac user since 1988 and have never,...

I've been a Mac user since 1988 and have never, repeat: NEVER run any virus security software nor ever been infected by any virus, malware, spyware, etc. Until your post today I have not thought...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-09-2019
Replies: 168
Views: 7,372
Posted By Ted Striker
I was able to buy a bulk load of Astia 220 just...

I was able to buy a bulk load of Astia 220 just before the film became unobtainable. So I had a lot of experience with what Astia (and Provia) looked like when the Fuji film simulations appeared. I...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 10-08-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 3,651
Posted By Ted Striker
I have saved sooooo much money not subscribing to...

I have saved sooooo much money not subscribing to LR. I'm glad to see this version of macOS keeps that streak intact.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-08-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,799
Posted By Ted Striker
Before I dropped the cash on the OpticFilm 120, I...

Before I dropped the cash on the OpticFilm 120, I had my 35mm negatives scanned by an Epson V750. Only super fine films like Neopan Acros look any good. ISO400 and up look awful. Once I had the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-08-2019
Replies: 168
Views: 7,372
Posted By Ted Striker
It's real simple, they just aren't accurate. The...

It's real simple, they just aren't accurate. The digital "Velvia" is god awful. The real Velvia is a beautiful if overly saturated film. The film simulation looks painful it is so yellow.


Astia...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-08-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,799
Posted By Ted Striker
"Sufficient" isn't maximized. It is merely...

"Sufficient" isn't maximized. It is merely sufficient; a much much lower threshold.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-08-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,799
Posted By Ted Striker
All kinds of evidence. Just start with the spec...

All kinds of evidence. Just start with the spec sheet and work from there. The multiple exposure mode on the OpticFilm 120 allows for some nicely expanded dynamic range, mostly in the dark spots of...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-08-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,799
Posted By Ted Striker
I dont want sufficient, I want excellence when it...

I dont want sufficient, I want excellence when it comes to my scans. My MF cameras cost $2,000 and $3800 each. A dedicated 120 film scanner absolutely destroys the results of an Epson. It's not...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-08-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,799
Posted By Ted Striker
Unfortunately, the OpticFilm 120 is now out of...

Unfortunately, the OpticFilm 120 is now out of production. The replacement model is just vaporware.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-07-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,799
Posted By Ted Striker
I scan 35mm, 6 x 4.5, 6 x 7, and 6 x 9 negatives...

I scan 35mm, 6 x 4.5, 6 x 7, and 6 x 9 negatives using my Plustek OpticFilm 120. If you can handle the god awful SilverFast software, it's an excellent scanner.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-07-2019
Replies: 168
Views: 7,372
Posted By Ted Striker
Fuji's "film simulations" are hilarious. In...

Fuji's "film simulations" are hilarious. In every case, they are 100% totally unrelated to the film that they are supposed to be simulating. At least Acros is a monochrome simulations. After that...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 10-03-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 3,651
Posted By Ted Striker
How can Apple drop the Mojave installer when that...

How can Apple drop the Mojave installer when that is the final version of the OS that some Macs can use? What if they need to re-install for some technical reason?
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-03-2019
Replies: 168
Views: 7,372
Posted By Ted Striker
Excellent point. I'll take a real Mellotron over...

Excellent point. I'll take a real Mellotron over a digital recreation. The digital versions have the life sucked out of them. Same with a Fender Rhodes.
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 10-03-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 3,651
Posted By Ted Striker
I'll stop updating macOS if it breaks LR. That's...

I'll stop updating macOS if it breaks LR. That's far more important to me than any of the "features" that Apple brings to the Mac.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-03-2019
Replies: 168
Views: 7,372
Posted By Ted Striker
Exactly. Film images have tremendous character...

Exactly. Film images have tremendous character that is utterly absent from a digital image. That's why we see 60 or more "film simulation" plugins that try to goose up the sterile digital images. ...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-02-2019
Replies: 168
Views: 7,372
Posted By Ted Striker
There arent a lot of framing options when you are...

There arent a lot of framing options when you are photographing at a concert or night club. You have certain limitations that keep you in your place and so executing the shot, documenting the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-02-2019
Replies: 168
Views: 7,372
Posted By Ted Striker
For me, that's the whole appeal of film: that...

For me, that's the whole appeal of film: that making the great shot is more difficult, challenging, and requires skill. With today's digital cameras you can just up the ISO to 12800 or higher and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-02-2019
Replies: 168
Views: 7,372
Posted By Ted Striker
Let's be clear here, I didnt take that shot! I'm...

Let's be clear here, I didnt take that shot! I'm just cherry picking classic rock photographs to point out that great images were made in these environments with film.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-02-2019
Replies: 168
Views: 7,372
Posted By Ted Striker
https://townsquare.media/site/295/files/2017/07/13...

https://townsquare.media/site/295/files/2017/07/13-Jimi-Hendrix-Evening-Standard-Hulton-Archive.jpg?w=980&q=75
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-02-2019
Replies: 100
Views: 4,694
Posted By Ted Striker
Agreed. Great lost films.

Agreed. Great lost films.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-02-2019
Replies: 168
Views: 7,372
Posted By Ted Striker
You're lucky. Our Walgreens dropped film...

You're lucky. Our Walgreens dropped film processing years ago. Costco too. Every lab except for one that I know of has closed up shop recently. And even the one lab remaining hardly has any...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-02-2019
Replies: 168
Views: 7,372
Posted By Ted Striker
https://www.rollingstone.com/wp-content/uploads/20...

https://www.rollingstone.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/led-zep-vs-rolling-stone.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-02-2019
Replies: 100
Views: 4,694
Posted By Ted Striker
It shoots Acros just fine.

It shoots Acros just fine.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-02-2019
Replies: 168
Views: 7,372
Posted By Ted Striker
Well, if you don't have the skills, then yes film...

Well, if you don't have the skills, then yes film is useless. Others, who have the technical chops can make fantastic images at concerts. I've seen thousands of great concert images, all shot on...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-01-2019
Replies: 100
Views: 4,694
Posted By Ted Striker
Exactly. All this "it's a contrasty film" is...

Exactly. All this "it's a contrasty film" is just hyperbole. The film was never intended to be as such. Previous versions of P30 were not so contrasty.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-01-2019
Replies: 100
Views: 4,694
Posted By Ted Striker
It was the most unique B&W film I ever shot too. ...

It was the most unique B&W film I ever shot too. 99% of the image was missing from the final product! I could only make out the very faintest image after developing. It was like looking at the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-01-2019
Replies: 100
Views: 4,694
Posted By Ted Striker
I had virtually no image on my negatives when...

I had virtually no image on my negatives when exposed at ISO 80. ISO 25 would have been better but my guess is that this film needs ISO 8 to truly burn an image in. At ISO 80 the results were...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-01-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1,321
Posted By Ted Striker
Doing well? GM is now on its 3rd week of a...

Doing well? GM is now on its 3rd week of a strike and one of the largest plants in the US (Lordstown) shut down. That facility was massive in size.

I would hardly call the US auto industry doing...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-01-2019
Replies: 100
Views: 4,694
Posted By Ted Striker
P30 is an awful film. I bought five rolls of the...

P30 is an awful film. I bought five rolls of the stuff and the results from the first roll were so unusable that I just tossed the rest. Not even remotely a finished product.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-30-2019
Replies: 100
Views: 4,694
Posted By Ted Striker
Do they even update anymore?

Do they even update anymore?
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-29-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1,321
Posted By Ted Striker
WHat? That's the very definition of a Ponzi...

WHat? That's the very definition of a Ponzi scheme!



A Ponzi scheme (/ˈpɒnzi/ (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:IPA/English), Italian: [ˈpontsi]...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-29-2019
Replies: 79
Views: 3,364
Posted By Ted Striker
Fujifilm outsourced all their last batch of film...

Fujifilm outsourced all their last batch of film cameras to Cosina. They can't build them by themselves anymore it seems.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-29-2019
Replies: 79
Views: 3,364
Posted By Ted Striker
LOL! Yeah, out of touch. About $12 USD where...

LOL! Yeah, out of touch.


About $12 USD where I'm at to buy and develop a roll of film. Even cheaper if you do it yourself. Film costs to me are trivial. I buy and shoot as much as I want,...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-29-2019
Replies: 79
Views: 3,364
Posted By Ted Striker
Odd. My GF670 has been all over the world, and...

Odd. My GF670 has been all over the world, and has shot over 1,000 rolls of film without so much as a problem. I never take special precautions with the camera, just toss it into the bag and grab...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-29-2019
Replies: 79
Views: 3,364
Posted By Ted Striker
Ridiculous. Film, aside from E6, is not even...

Ridiculous. Film, aside from E6, is not even remotely expensive. The cost of film is so minor on my outings that I dont even consider it. Yeah, if you are an E6 shooter, you pay a lot, but hardly...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-27-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1,321
Posted By Ted Striker
Sounds like Detroit, which was annihilated by the...

Sounds like Detroit, which was annihilated by the decline of the auto industry. Cities should work night and day to be as diverse as possible to avoid consequences like this. No one thought that GM...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-27-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1,321
Posted By Ted Striker
Yes, very true. It's almost hard to imagine but...

Yes, very true. It's almost hard to imagine but not that long ago Eastman Kodak was a Dow 30 component and had a market cap in the billions of dollars. Today, EK has long ago been dropped as a Dow...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-27-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1,321
Posted By Ted Striker
Thank you very much for the updated information. ...

Thank you very much for the updated information. It sounds like much as gone on behind the scenes and will continue for the near future.


On another note, I love the British English use of the word...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-27-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1,321
Posted By Ted Striker
Kodak Alaris Sale

For whatever reason yesterday I recalled the huge story at the beginning of the year when Kodak Alaris announced that they were shopping around the film/paper part of their business, trying to sell...
Forum: Fuji X Series 09-24-2019
Replies: 285
Views: 13,166
Posted By Ted Striker
You do know that one can turn off the rear...

You do know that one can turn off the rear display on an X Pro 2 don't you? That camera met both needs.



The X Pro 3 does not.
Forum: Fuji X Series 09-24-2019
Replies: 285
Views: 13,166
Posted By Ted Striker
It's real simple. WIth the X Pro 2, after one...

It's real simple. WIth the X Pro 2, after one takes a shot, one can pause and review it on the back screen, without any need to use one's hands. With the X Pro 3, that is impossible. You have to...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-24-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 1,074
Posted By Ted Striker
That's a crazy price difference. I strongly...

That's a crazy price difference. I strongly prefer Ilford films but would not hesitate to use TMAX 400 in 35mm size (no kodak paper issues).

Hard to see how Ilford competes with a nearly 40%...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 09-24-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 4,183
Posted By Ted Striker
Nonsense. The Klasse was $400 when it was in...

Nonsense. The Klasse was $400 when it was in production. That's an excellent price and one I would pay EASILY if still available. The lens on the Klasse cameras was top notch and the build quality...
Forum: Fuji X Series 09-24-2019
Replies: 285
Views: 13,166
Posted By Ted Striker
Just like the X-H1.

Just like the X-H1.
Forum: Fuji X Series 09-24-2019
Replies: 285
Views: 13,166
Posted By Ted Striker
Ignoring the preferences of your customer base is...

Ignoring the preferences of your customer base is often an excellent strategy to boosting sales. Not.






Seriously? You can't see that taking away the back screen would affect users who...
Forum: Fuji X Series 09-24-2019
Replies: 285
Views: 13,166
Posted By Ted Striker
No argument there! I'd be all over a new Klasse...

No argument there! I'd be all over a new Klasse camera from Fujifilm. Sadly, Fujifilm isnt interested in that.
Forum: Fuji X Series 09-24-2019
Replies: 285
Views: 13,166
Posted By Ted Striker
You are free to not use buttons if that is your...

You are free to not use buttons if that is your preference. Those who want to use them no longer have any option. You advocate for less choice for users? Fascinating.
Forum: Fuji X Series 09-24-2019
Replies: 285
Views: 13,166
Posted By Ted Striker
Yes I have used an X Pro 1 and own an X100. I'm...

Yes I have used an X Pro 1 and own an X100. I'm aware that chimping is possible through the viewfinder. The current sh!tstorm over this camera shows that the vast majority of people find this an...
Forum: Fuji X Series 09-23-2019
Replies: 285
Views: 13,166
Posted By Ted Striker
For the other 99.9% of photographers, they will...

For the other 99.9% of photographers, they will want to chimp and find that they can't if they are so unlucky as to have an X-Pro 3.
Forum: Fuji X Series 09-23-2019
Replies: 285
Views: 13,166
Posted By Ted Striker
That should be your choice. With this camera,...

That should be your choice. With this camera, Fujifilm takes away that choice from you. And you get nothing in return.



An epic fail by Fujifilm.
Forum: Fuji X Series 09-23-2019
Replies: 285
Views: 13,166
Posted By Ted Striker
Basic chimping can't be done with this camera. ...

Basic chimping can't be done with this camera. Everyone laughs and mocks chimping but it is a fact to anyone who has watched someone with a digital camera: 99% of the time they take the shot and...
Forum: Fuji X Series 09-23-2019
Replies: 285
Views: 13,166
Posted By Ted Striker
It cannot be used as an X Pro 2.

It cannot be used as an X Pro 2.
Forum: Fuji X Series 09-23-2019
Replies: 285
Views: 13,166
Posted By Ted Striker
Exactly. This camera is just embarrassing. ...

Exactly. This camera is just embarrassing. There is no reason at all to be designed this way except as a transparent gimmick.
Forum: Fuji X Series 09-23-2019
Replies: 285
Views: 13,166
Posted By Ted Striker
The X Pro 3 is a substantially less capable...

The X Pro 3 is a substantially less capable camera compared to the 2, hence all the virulent outrage you see across forums.
Forum: Fuji X Series 09-23-2019
Replies: 285
Views: 13,166
Posted By Ted Striker
It is very odd that the 3rd generation of a...

It is very odd that the 3rd generation of a camera becomes substantially less usable than the 2nd. That's the primary complaint I see. It is a very justified position IMO.
Forum: Fuji X Series 09-23-2019
Replies: 285
Views: 13,166
Posted By Ted Striker
Plenty, if not most of the comments I am reading...

Plenty, if not most of the comments I am reading are from current X Pro 2 owners who are writing off the X Pro 3. So your comment does not match the facts.
Forum: Fuji X Series 09-23-2019
Replies: 285
Views: 13,166
Posted By Ted Striker
An absolutely epic fail by Fujifilm. I dont...

An absolutely epic fail by Fujifilm. I dont think I've ever seen a newly announced camera get so many negative responses (seen on Fujirumors and DPR).



I dont know what Fujifilm was smoking when...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-20-2019
Replies: 107
Views: 5,442
Posted By Ted Striker
My HC-110 bottle is down to its last 100 mls or...

My HC-110 bottle is down to its last 100 mls or so and is so dark red as to be almost like a strawberry syrup. Further, there are large amounts of solid chunks in the syrup. It looks like old used...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-19-2019
Replies: 107
Views: 5,442
Posted By Ted Striker
Without evidence, none of this can be proved. If...

Without evidence, none of this can be proved. If the bottle were to collapse due to a pressure change (oxygen consumed), that would be clear evidence that a major oxidation reaction was occurring.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-19-2019
Replies: 107
Views: 5,442
Posted By Ted Striker
My bottle of HC-110 was not opened for 12 months....

My bottle of HC-110 was not opened for 12 months. I only just developed my first film of the year a few weeks ago. The structure of the bottle was unchanged, nor was there a vacuum release sound...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-19-2019
Replies: 107
Views: 5,442
Posted By Ted Striker
Clearly not? Nope. Clearly you can't read. If...

Clearly not? Nope. Clearly you can't read. If you were carefully reading, you'd notice that I have posted what I *thought* is going on in HC-110. Re-read post 86 and try again. I stated VERY...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-19-2019
Replies: 107
Views: 5,442
Posted By Ted Striker
You are, again, incorrect. I dont say what is...

You are, again, incorrect. I dont say what is happening because I dont have real knowledge about the results of the various reactions. Chemists don't guess. They analyze data. My bottle of HC-110...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-19-2019
Replies: 107
Views: 5,442
Posted By Ted Striker
I never said that.

I never said that.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-18-2019
Replies: 107
Views: 5,442
Posted By Ted Striker
Again, for the 3rd time, there is no evidence...

Again, for the 3rd time, there is no evidence whatsoever of oxidation. If oxidation were happening, oxygen would be consumed. Oxygen is a VERY reactive chemical and if the contents of HC-110 were...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-17-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,404
Posted By Ted Striker
B & H also takes returns so if you are unhappy...

B & H also takes returns so if you are unhappy with what you got, send it back.


I have never purchased a camera that came with zero shots, from anyone, so I doubt B & H is unique in that area.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-17-2019
Replies: 107
Views: 5,442
Posted By Ted Striker
I have been using HC-110 for over a decade now...

I have been using HC-110 for over a decade now and have never seen the slightest evidence that they collapse due to internal lack of pressure.



Nor have I heard, until your post, anyone state...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-17-2019
Replies: 107
Views: 5,442
Posted By Ted Striker
I'm a graduate degreed chemist with just shy of...

I'm a graduate degreed chemist with just shy of 30 years of industrial experience.


Yes, oxidation can happen in the absence of oxygen. However, if oxygen IS present (which it will be in an HC-110...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-17-2019
Replies: 107
Views: 5,442
Posted By Ted Striker
HC-110's formula has no water in it. The absence...

HC-110's formula has no water in it. The absence of water often prevents many chemical reactions from happening. Once the bottle has been opened, air gets into it. This air contains moisture and...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-16-2019
Replies: 107
Views: 5,442
Posted By Ted Striker
HC-110 does not oxidize. If it did, the bottles...

HC-110 does not oxidize. If it did, the bottles would be compressed over time due to the consumption of the oxygen inside the bottles. I have had many many HC-110 bottles radically change color...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-16-2019
Replies: 107
Views: 5,442
Posted By Ted Striker
Your bottle will get uglier and uglier as time...

Your bottle will get uglier and uglier as time moves on. Chunks will appear in the fluid and the color will turn dark red. No worries! It does not matter. The developer will work just fine. ...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-16-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,404
Posted By Ted Striker
I used to love going to camera stores and record...

I used to love going to camera stores and record stores, but they are all gone now. Every last one of them in my area.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-16-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,404
Posted By Ted Striker
That won't work with any camera with a shot...

That won't work with any camera with a shot counter.
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 09-07-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 908
Posted By Ted Striker
It's a fun lens for...

It's a fun lens for sure.

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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-04-2019
Replies: 470
Views: 38,350
Posted By Ted Striker
Most excellent!

Most excellent!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-04-2019
Replies: 470
Views: 38,350
Posted By Ted Striker
Thank you very much. That photo was taken in...

Thank you very much. That photo was taken in Chicago.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-04-2019
Replies: 470
Views: 38,350
Posted By Ted Striker
http://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48668017452_f36...

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Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 09-01-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 581
Posted By Ted Striker
Fujifilm GF670. The shutter is simply inaudible....

Fujifilm GF670. The shutter is simply inaudible. If that is your key criteria, consider that camera. A folder just like the Plaubel is.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-31-2019
Replies: 107
Views: 5,442
Posted By Ted Striker
Well, I bought another liter of the old Kodak...

Well, I bought another liter of the old Kodak HC-110. I have two and a half liters of the stuff now and will be good for many, many years. Probably my final Kodak purchase ever, as HC-110 has been...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-28-2019
Replies: 107
Views: 5,442
Posted By Ted Striker
You are welcome. I wish I had better news.

You are welcome. I wish I had better news.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-27-2019
Replies: 107
Views: 5,442
Posted By Ted Striker
It is still very shocking that Kodak has...

It is still very shocking that Kodak has discontinued HC-110. Some things you think will be around forever. As soon as you think that, then it's gone.


The new formula is NOT HC-110, no matter...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 08-20-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 9,727
Posted By Ted Striker
Still no sign of a new, improved OpticFilm 120.

Still no sign of a new, improved OpticFilm 120.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-20-2019
Replies: 81
Views: 4,484
Posted By Ted Striker
Not even a little bit.

Not even a little bit.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-19-2019
Replies: 81
Views: 4,484
Posted By Ted Striker
I have enough Acros in the freezer to last...

I have enough Acros in the freezer to last decades, so I stopped buying film.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-19-2019
Replies: 169
Views: 7,055
Posted By Ted Striker
Perfect shot. Frame worthy! C200's color is...

Perfect shot. Frame worthy! C200's color is unbeaten.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-19-2019
Replies: 107
Views: 5,442
Posted By Ted Striker
Glycols and water are not automatically...

Glycols and water are not automatically interchangeable. They may both be solvents, but they do not have the same qualities.
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