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Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-26-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1,373
Posted By WDPictures
Epson V700 is nice and user friendly but quite...

Epson V700 is nice and user friendly but quite large if you plan on keeping it on your desk. Multiple film/slide carriers are included and work well. Scanner is easy to open and clean glass of...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-26-2012
Replies: 207
Views: 21,440
Posted By WDPictures
Previous trip all I carried was a Mamiya 7II with...

Previous trip all I carried was a Mamiya 7II with the 80mm f/4, film and a spare battery. Great travel camera, a bit bulky but not heavy at all. Did get kind of tired changing film every 10 shots...
Forum: RFF Polls 06-18-2012
Replies: 189
Views: 29,572
Posted By WDPictures
Recently started with one Bobinquick loader from...

Recently started with one Bobinquick loader from Freestyle which are pretty nice but rather pricey. Thinking of getting another loader but not sure if its better to go with the much cheaper Legacy...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-18-2011
Replies: 27
Views: 2,208
Posted By WDPictures
If you will be doing some shooting inside the...

If you will be doing some shooting inside the churches or other architecture then high speed film will come in handy. During my Italy trip I shot some Delta 3200 (@ 1600) and Portra 800 inside with...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-09-2011
Replies: 37
Views: 10,153
Posted By WDPictures
While my negatives are hanging in the closet...

While my negatives are hanging in the closet drying I attach "binder clips" to the bottom for weight. Once they are completely dry and put in sleeves I lay them flat and stack books, magazines, etc...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-18-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 1,621
Posted By WDPictures
I was able to get a good price for the sekonic...

I was able to get a good price for the sekonic 758. Has tons of features like a DSLR that I don't really use but also does the general stuff conveniently so I don't get lost in menu screens and...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-14-2010
Replies: 64
Views: 4,804
Posted By WDPictures
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3392/3227158683_07e...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3392/3227158683_07eeabc986.jpg
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-06-2010
Replies: 33
Views: 6,611
Posted By WDPictures
Plus its like opening a birthday present each...

Plus its like opening a birthday present each time he has to change the battery. I prefer tape but a bit less of it.

ItsReallyDarren, Nice work on flickr btw...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 10-28-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 1,904
Posted By WDPictures
No filter on my MC version of this lens even...

No filter on my MC version of this lens even though I use filters on all of my other lenses. As others have said the hood is very protective etc. plus it doesn't self-retract like some built-in hoods...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 10-28-2010
Replies: 63
Views: 6,912
Posted By WDPictures
Heard Michael Kenna give a talk once and he said...

Heard Michael Kenna give a talk once and he said his editing/processing is usually about one year behind his shooting schedule. Doubt he takes that long for his party photos though.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-28-2010
Replies: 95
Views: 6,246
Posted By WDPictures
Great one... Found myself staring at this shot...

Great one... Found myself staring at this shot for some time.

[QUOTE=Chriscrawfordphoto;1453990]http://www.chriscrawfordphoto.com/fine_art/portfolio/grandpa/images/pics/grandpa_4-28-07_num2.jpg
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 10-13-2010
Replies: 22
Views: 3,348
Posted By WDPictures
Similar here but I like the Clear-File #170100B...

Similar here but I like the Clear-File #170100B (http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/93043-REG/ClearFile_170100B_Archival_Plus_Storage_Page_for.html) pages. Oversized but they fit nicely in the...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 10-09-2010
Replies: 24
Views: 4,232
Posted By WDPictures
My 7II is a favorite. Kind of bulky but not very...

My 7II is a favorite. Kind of bulky but not very heavy. Carried it all over Italy on vacation. They can be quirky cameras so you have to get used to them as some posts have mentioned. Mine will...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-08-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 1,147
Posted By WDPictures
Hardener has helped with some of my Adox and Efke...

Hardener has helped with some of my Adox and Efke film otherwise I haven't needed it.
Forum: Photo Software 07-15-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 2,541
Posted By WDPictures
Lightroom does a good job "linking" images back...

Lightroom does a good job "linking" images back and forth to PS... it can add 'edit' to the file name, auto add it to your catalog, works well with additional editing in LR before/after PS, etc.

I...
Forum: RFF News 06-27-2009
Replies: 30
Views: 4,827
Posted By WDPictures
I would also recommend Freestyle Photographic...

I would also recommend Freestyle Photographic Supplies...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-27-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 1,167
Posted By WDPictures
Too bad about the results of your camera/road...

Too bad about the results of your camera/road bounce test. Perhaps you should have started a thread here to get input prior to such a test. If you hadn't said the other cameras were already on the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-25-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 1,028
Posted By WDPictures
I like the black background, makes your images...

I like the black background, makes your images pop... I also like the mini-gallery thumbnails and the movement. Maybe wish it were higher on the page since you are about photography and it seems to...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-25-2009
Replies: 40
Views: 3,607
Posted By WDPictures
I'm probably in the issue you speak of... Perhaps...

I'm probably in the issue you speak of... Perhaps the non-color mag portfolio issue? A few of my images were accepted. Still I would agree that there are a lot of questionable pictures. Although I...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-23-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 743
Posted By WDPictures
With my Fed 2 I've shredded some sprocket holes....

With my Fed 2 I've shredded some sprocket holes. This was with film taped to the spindle, I imagine it could have pulled off the slot kind. Noticed the end of roll but still not without the damage...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 06-18-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 5,296
Posted By WDPictures
I like the 50mm on my CL although I don't have a...

I like the 50mm on my CL although I don't have a 40mm for direct comparison. The 50 is still a nice little package with some reach. Size/weight proportions are still a great combination on a CL.

I...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-17-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 3,150
Posted By WDPictures
Seattle water works fine for my 5 min rinse then...

Seattle water works fine for my 5 min rinse then 1 min soak in PhotoFlo (no agitation), squeegee then hang. Bubbles are expected sometimes more/sometimes less but foaming action isn't normal. May not...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 06-17-2009
Replies: 40
Views: 4,281
Posted By WDPictures
As Steve mentions if you check out Mr. Pinhole or...

As Steve mentions if you check out Mr. Pinhole or similar they will also tell you how to adjust your light meter ISO to simulate it going beyond f/128.
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 06-16-2009
Replies: 51
Views: 14,427
Posted By WDPictures
what is involved in converting an old Polaroid...

what is involved in converting an old Polaroid camera as mentioned to accept modern pack-film?
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 06-16-2009
Replies: 51
Views: 14,427
Posted By WDPictures
Just recently started and currently I'm using a...

Just recently started and currently I'm using a polaroid back on a Holga but I've also acquired a couple other older Polaroids and a 545 holder so I just need to figure them out. Didn't realize the...
Forum: RFF Polls 06-13-2009
Replies: 106
Views: 8,255
Posted By WDPictures
Along these lines, I've been seeing many more of...

Along these lines, I've been seeing many more of the cafe racer type motorcycles around town these days and at a weekly motorcycle gathering in my neighborhood. Or bicycles, more and more single...
Forum: Travel 06-13-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 1,204
Posted By WDPictures
There are lots of photo workshops held along the...

There are lots of photo workshops held along the Oregon coast as you probably know so can you borrow a few stops from their itineraries?

There are also quite a few Oregon photo tours specifically...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-13-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 1,751
Posted By WDPictures
You could look further into large format film and...

You could look further into large format film and also get a Epson V700...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 06-13-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 2,679
Posted By WDPictures
Nice landscape shot Steve. Good choice of subject...

Nice landscape shot Steve. Good choice of subject matter to take advantage of all the characteristics of a pinhole camera - DOF, motion blur, etc. So how do you like 4x5 pinhole?

Started 4x5 pinhole...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 06-12-2009
Replies: 18
Views: 1,261
Posted By WDPictures
Sounds pretty nice, can I borrow it? I might like...

Sounds pretty nice, can I borrow it? I might like to get one myself since you like yours so much. Just kidding.

Now what about all of your other cameras NOT getting used?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-12-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 5,564
Posted By WDPictures
Does this work for both 35mm and 120 film? I've...

Does this work for both 35mm and 120 film? I've loaded 2 rolls of 120 end-to-end on one reel with success but this back to back method sounds better. Any disadvantages with either film...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 06-12-2009
Replies: 30
Views: 3,932
Posted By WDPictures
Nice work indeed. Great images of familiar...

Nice work indeed. Great images of familiar subjects in his own distinctive style. It is great to see a photographer being creative without trying too hard to get a winning shot. He makes it look easy...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-11-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 1,162
Posted By WDPictures
Streaks like this would show up as dark on the...

Streaks like this would show up as dark on the negative. Clear areas of the negative "print" as shadows and dark areas block the light so they "print" as highlights. I'm sure there is a better way to...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-11-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 1,162
Posted By WDPictures
Pretty strong side lighting so I would guess lens...

Pretty strong side lighting so I would guess lens flare. Maybe?

Similar to a light leak... the one below was caused when I opened the bottom of my M7, umm without rewinding the film....
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-11-2009
Replies: 46
Views: 4,448
Posted By WDPictures
timbuk2... You can even buy a trendy version made...

timbuk2... You can even buy a trendy version made to look used and faded. Mine has a waist strap that could cinch your rotundness IF needed. What do you carry that trouble-some camera in now if your...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 06-10-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 787
Posted By WDPictures
It does glow... (3rd image/page 2) The glow you...

It does glow... (3rd image/page 2) The glow you mention falls in with the topic of this 3-D thread (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=75385) that Joe started the other day. I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-10-2009
Replies: 29
Views: 2,307
Posted By WDPictures
Interesting thought... this guy...

Interesting thought... this guy (http://slog.thestranger.com/slog/archives/2009/05/12/police-arrest-man-for-taking-photo-in-rei) decided to do some poking here in Seattle recently. Not sure he will...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 06-07-2009
Replies: 397
Views: 153,576
Posted By WDPictures
This thread is making me second guess my decision...

This thread is making me second guess my decision to take the Leica M7 (+ backup CL) with a few lenses instead of the 7II on an upcoming trip. Still think I'll do that but its awful tempting to...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-07-2009
Replies: 370
Views: 53,246
Posted By WDPictures
Nice one Richard G. What made you choose to...

Nice one Richard G. What made you choose to include the rail across the foreground? I like that it creates a little action in a composition that might otherwise be just a building planted in the...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-06-2009
Replies: 370
Views: 53,246
Posted By WDPictures
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3407/3602984602_17a...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3407/3602984602_17a5f2eeaa.jpg

This photo is not one of my most riveting of subjects but like with many images there is just something about it that I find...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-06-2009
Replies: 58
Views: 5,354
Posted By WDPictures
Good thread topic because it puts an interesting...

Good thread topic because it puts an interesting spin on some dead horses yet brings the discussion out with open ended questions regarding gear matters and creative sparks.

Gear and creativity are...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-03-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 1,226
Posted By WDPictures
Can you explain your good karma? A good deed,...

Can you explain your good karma? A good deed, just good luck, hard work??? I like the VC meter... Inconspicuous, not so "camera dork", I kind of use it as a small handheld for confirmation.
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 06-02-2009
Replies: 34
Views: 4,693
Posted By WDPictures
Mamiya 7II with 35mm film adapter

Don't shoot much with the panorama adapter in this camera but this is an example of what it can do...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3363/3591613606_d1461cfff0.jpg?v=0

Not that my example reaches...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-02-2009
Replies: 39
Views: 4,073
Posted By WDPictures
You could get into a FSU lens (Jupiter-12) at...

You could get into a FSU lens (Jupiter-12) at that FL cheap & quick while you search for your perfect lens. Just a thought as I like to use new gear soon after purchase, some shooting better than...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-01-2009
Replies: 370
Views: 53,246
Posted By WDPictures
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3298/3587645695_a8d...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3298/3587645695_a8d6b9aa15.jpg?v=0
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 06-01-2009
Replies: 37
Views: 4,345
Posted By WDPictures
This one by RFF member - Silent1

Even though we've flipped over to a new week I've found one I must add.
Silent1, I hope you don't mind I pulled it from your blog since your RFF gallery is empty......
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-01-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 917
Posted By WDPictures
If someone doesn't post an answer right away you...

If someone doesn't post an answer right away you can look up the Russian alphabet or Cyrillic alphabet here on Wikipedia here... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_alphabet

Then try a slow and...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-31-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 2,559
Posted By WDPictures
Leica 1953 - Price List

Picked up this price list booklet at a camera store junk sale thinking it might be interesting to browse what was available and the associated prices.

The previous owner penciled a list of 25+...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 05-31-2009
Replies: 18
Views: 1,168
Posted By WDPictures
As originally stated it seems you already know...

As originally stated it seems you already know what you want and your comments keep returning to the Bessa. Per your blog and flickr images it appears you know how to shoot so I wouldn't worry about...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 05-31-2009
Replies: 25
Views: 1,951
Posted By WDPictures
Unfortunately due to your good shooting technique...

Unfortunately due to your good shooting technique I clearly see that the person towards the upper right is concerned about what you are doing and is documenting your information for the authorities....
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-30-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 1,685
Posted By WDPictures
I wish they would put more like this on Netflix....

I wish they would put more like this on Netflix. I search there every once in a while hoping they have something new/interesting. I wouldn't recommend an older (I think?) series called "Masters of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-27-2009
Replies: 42
Views: 2,715
Posted By WDPictures
I would also say that both situation and...

I would also say that both situation and convenience play a role. A pinhole camera is nice and light to carry around, even a 4x5 pinhole. Although it might be good for architecture shots, for...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 05-27-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 1,469
Posted By WDPictures
They probably do but I'm not sure as its been a...

They probably do but I'm not sure as its been a couple weeks since I've visited. They usually have quite a bit of the Fuji instant over on the darkside of the street.

I just can't go there too...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-27-2009
Replies: 42
Views: 2,133
Posted By WDPictures
More importantly... 1000 posts! Thats a milestone...

More importantly... 1000 posts! Thats a milestone or something right? Going out on a limb here but might I suggest you celebrate with a can of Tri-X?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-27-2009
Replies: 42
Views: 2,133
Posted By WDPictures
Well in my bike-to-work "trunk" I carry a Holga...

Well in my bike-to-work "trunk" I carry a Holga because its just to hard on my nice RF's. Rattled a screw out of my Leica CL and the hell out of my Fed 2 viewfinder, although it seems to have helped...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 05-27-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 1,469
Posted By WDPictures
I just ordered some 4x5 from them the other day...

I just ordered some 4x5 from them the other day and wondered why their B+W was $10 more than other shops (adorama). Freestyle has color 4x5 but it is +/- $10 more than the others.

Shop around if...
Forum: RFF Polls 05-26-2009
Replies: 57
Views: 8,296
Posted By WDPictures
I practice some of the poll choices with varying...

I practice some of the poll choices with varying consistency and I've added a few of the other choices to my "to-do" list. I have quite a few properly framed and hanging on my walls but need to...
Forum: Optics Theory - 05-23-2009
Replies: 27
Views: 2,918
Posted By WDPictures
difficult to achieve in post processing?

You can't really get these same results in post processing of b+w film correct? Since the color is absent on the film you can't really get the same quality of separation???
Forum: Optics Theory - 05-22-2009
Replies: 27
Views: 2,918
Posted By WDPictures
I used a polarizer much more with SLR's (kind of...

I used a polarizer much more with SLR's (kind of awkward with RF's) but now I usually shoot without filters or with a Red 25 or maybe a ND.

Haven't used my green/yellows enough to discuss as I...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-22-2009
Replies: 488
Views: 127,665
Posted By WDPictures
Tri-X 400 shot at 250... means to what end?

I'm interested in this idea. This overall process does what? Better shadow/highlight range or just better highlights? Just trying to think this through - sensitive film exposed longer = more exposure...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-22-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 890
Posted By WDPictures
Although they're great, I don't think I would...

Although they're great, I don't think I would recommend an FSU as your first RF. Maybe try the Bessa then once you are hooked on the RF style try something else.

Usually someone suggests looking at...
Forum: RFF Polls 05-22-2009
Replies: 125
Views: 14,578
Posted By WDPictures
She thinks I should maybe get a separate, small...

She thinks I should maybe get a separate, small refrigerator for my film...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-21-2009
Replies: 86
Views: 12,562
Posted By WDPictures
I use my Timbuk2 bike messenger bag. I've had it...

I use my Timbuk2 bike messenger bag. I've had it for years and years which has toned down the velcro RIP. Waterproof, no padding but it can be added by stealing from my other bags. Plenty of other...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-21-2009
Replies: 34
Views: 2,621
Posted By WDPictures
I too have been doing some film pricing as I've...

I too have been doing some film pricing as I've been running a few new types through my RF's. This has me noticing the prices a bit more than just grabbing the Tri-x off the shelf. All my likes seem...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-21-2009
Replies: 34
Views: 2,621
Posted By WDPictures
Wouldn't have guessed this as a film of choice,...

Wouldn't have guessed this as a film of choice, not sure why really, perhaps the snap-shot connotations. This is what I've been shooting from a Costco stockpile that I think is now expired. Great...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 05-20-2009
Replies: 92
Views: 10,875
Posted By WDPictures
Depends. Just narrowing your question down to...

Depends. Just narrowing your question down to types of negative "holders" there are as many as there are types of cameras... Suggest going to a photography store ("camera" stores may not have a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-19-2009
Replies: 41
Views: 2,465
Posted By WDPictures
Photography Speaks: 150 Photographers On Their...

Photography Speaks: 150 Photographers On Their Art - Edited by Brooks Johnson.

The Photograph as Contemporary Art - by Charlotte Cotton

Two recent books above have been about photographers and how...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 05-19-2009
Replies: 41
Views: 2,871
Posted By WDPictures
Written vs spoken discussions is a tough one....

Written vs spoken discussions is a tough one. Statements that come across fine verbally can be interpreted as abrasive or offensive in written form. Nothing seems to go sideways faster than a written...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 05-18-2009
Replies: 54
Views: 7,737
Posted By WDPictures
This is indeed pretty cool. I am imagining one of...

This is indeed pretty cool. I am imagining one of those roll-out canvas canopies extending out over the grassy knoll to the left with the hammock as mentioned. You will of course need an intercom...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-18-2009
Replies: 70
Views: 4,304
Posted By WDPictures
It is the right hand that doesn't talk to the...

It is the right hand that doesn't talk to the left hand, often confused with the right eye/left eye myth... I did hear that radioactive lenses turn your eyes purple but I don't know if this hinders...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-17-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 1,004
Posted By WDPictures
Haven't noticed any dust on the CHS 50 that I've...

Haven't noticed any dust on the CHS 50 that I've been using recently but one of my 120 rolls was crinkled, up/folded where it was taped to the spool. Wasn't really a problem just something new.

I...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 05-17-2009
Replies: 176
Views: 32,434
Posted By WDPictures
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3608/3541873792_ec2...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3608/3541873792_ec2eacf560.jpg?v=0 adox chs 50 art, hc-110b
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-16-2009
Replies: 29
Views: 2,231
Posted By WDPictures
Often I wish my images would just come out of the...

Often I wish my images would just come out of the camera the way I want them to rather than the way I make them. Is this a feature of the M8 and the reason they are so expensive?

Even scanning...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-15-2009
Replies: 24
Views: 2,338
Posted By WDPictures
I've naturally preferred the vertical orientation...

I've naturally preferred the vertical orientation regardless of the camera or film format, well except for 6x6-MF, you know you don't have to turn the camera.

Do publications still lean towards...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-15-2009
Replies: 56
Views: 4,268
Posted By WDPictures
How many loaded cameras are you holding?

How many cameras do you tend to have loaded with film at one time? Do you keep several cameras loaded and in various levels of completeness? Or are you like me and tend to keep only one or two...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 05-15-2009
Replies: 88
Views: 10,873
Posted By WDPictures
Not sure I would discredit all photography...

Not sure I would discredit all photography courses although I've certainly had a poopy one or two. How then does everyone feel about workshops, weekend warrior style or otherwise?
Forum: Photo Software 05-14-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 2,028
Posted By WDPictures
I like the composition (eyes/head not centered,...

I like the composition (eyes/head not centered, space for him to look into) and use of light/shadow... light under the hat yet an interesting shadow across his face and catch lights in his eyes. Good...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 05-14-2009
Replies: 34
Views: 2,556
Posted By WDPictures
I have used both but have only owned flatbeds due...

I have used both but have only owned flatbeds due to their versatility so I also vote for the V700 as I can scan my 35mm, MF, and 4x5 film. Slides or even larger sheet film plus if you want to do...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 05-14-2009
Replies: 57
Views: 12,111
Posted By WDPictures
Really enjoy my 7II, I only have the 80mm but am...

Really enjoy my 7II, I only have the 80mm but am considering the 150mm. Lightroom is the way to go for all of your exporting needs and oh so much more. Anyone prefer their 150mm and use it as their...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-13-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 1,299
Posted By WDPictures
I like to live on the edge and let the VC dial...

I like to live on the edge and let the VC dial spin... Which is happening more as it gets broken in.
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 05-12-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 946
Posted By WDPictures
Mamiya 7II - You will be happy, Jay will not....

Mamiya 7II - You will be happy, Jay will not.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3589/3527100845_8e1d461602.jpg?v=0
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 05-12-2009
Replies: 88
Views: 10,873
Posted By WDPictures
Perfection.

Perfection.
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 05-12-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 8,108
Posted By WDPictures
Hey these are really good, I like your style....

Hey these are really good, I like your style. Several of them are quite nice including the one of someone sitting on the dock (minus the newton rings...) and perhaps the same person standing sideways...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-12-2009
Replies: 0
Views: 1,325
Posted By WDPictures
New blog by Dean Brierly (B+W Mag writer)

This new blog caught my eye because I enjoy reading a quick interview with a fine art photographer now and then. Give it a try here... http://photographyinterviews.blogspot.com/

Found it here at...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-11-2009
Replies: 20
Views: 2,096
Posted By WDPictures
Silverfast came bundled with my Epson scanner but...

Silverfast came bundled with my Epson scanner but I didn't like it because it adjusted my scans even though I tried to turn everything off to give me a straight scan.
AND I don't care to learn the...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 05-11-2009
Replies: 92
Views: 10,875
Posted By WDPictures
Then do you put your negatives in something...

Then do you put your negatives in something fireproof and/or waterproof like a safe?
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-11-2009
Replies: 31
Views: 2,356
Posted By WDPictures
Maybe smaller but my Fed2 is quite heavy so I...

Maybe smaller but my Fed2 is quite heavy so I would not carry it as my everyday camera.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-11-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 1,137
Posted By WDPictures
I think given all variables are perfect the major...

I think given all variables are perfect the major difference will be ease of use not quality. Imagine not dealing with Epson negative carriers on a flatbed...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-10-2009
Replies: 20
Views: 2,096
Posted By WDPictures
So you haven't pulled the trigger on PS? If not...

So you haven't pulled the trigger on PS? If not you might look into Adobe Lightroom? All this and more much cheaper, easier and faster. Especially if this is a process you repeat over and over to...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 05-10-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 2,927
Posted By WDPictures
Some use a squeegee method to aid drying......

Some use a squeegee method to aid drying... Gently.
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 05-10-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 2,968
Posted By WDPictures
Hmmm for me I get a nice sense of...

Hmmm for me I get a nice sense of mystery/intrigue that I probably wouldn't with a "proper" image. So you like better than the b+w? Now try to do this again, on purpose. I often scan for what isn't...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 05-10-2009
Replies: 65
Views: 5,880
Posted By WDPictures
Too bad as I just posted about some of the...

Too bad as I just posted about some of the niceties of RFF and such on another thread. Perhaps jealousy or just mean spirited-ness. Maybe bothersome but I wouldn't let it sour the rest of what you're...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 05-10-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 785
Posted By WDPictures
Success! I like the curve of the pavers/stones at...

Success! I like the curve of the pavers/stones at lower left. Not sure what your setup is but here is a recent discussion as you move into processing your own 4x5....
Forum: RFF Polls 05-10-2009
Replies: 77
Views: 6,146
Posted By WDPictures
Very enjoyable overall and as I try to use my...

Very enjoyable overall and as I try to use my time wisely I'll just pass on some threads/posts that don't strike me whether I agree or not.
As a newbie to RFF I appreciate the tolerance to easy...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-09-2009
Replies: 2,006
Views: 602,266
Posted By WDPictures
Here is another one. This time from a Lubitel...

Here is another one. This time from a Lubitel 166-U. Still haven't mastered its quirks. The Lubitel is a bit rough around the edges, difficultly to focus is an obsticle and prone to flare... Not love...
Forum: Optics Theory - 05-09-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 1,053
Posted By WDPictures
Multi-coat UV/protective filters, Multi-part question

Seen similar posts re lens protection: do you/don't you but my question(s)...
1) Is there an advantage to using MC filters if the lens is already MC?
1a) Does the extra MC layer help prevent flare...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-08-2009
Replies: 1,279
Views: 334,243
Posted By WDPictures
Didn't think I really had any of this kind of...

Didn't think I really had any of this kind of shots in my collection but actually found quite a few... here is one.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 05-07-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 793
Posted By WDPictures
Thanks. I'll get to work...

Thanks. I'll get to work...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 05-07-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 793
Posted By WDPictures
Process Efke 400 and Tri-X 400 in same tank?

If I'm using the same development times per film speed there shouldn't be a problem souping these two films by different mfr's in one tank, correct?
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 05-07-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 1,853
Posted By WDPictures
Certainly could be worse and all whining goes...

Certainly could be worse and all whining goes away when I look at my negatives from this camera. Just couldn't resist adding my "to be a perfect camera" kind of note.
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 05-07-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 3,645
Posted By WDPictures
This Korean website HAD them......

This Korean website HAD them... http://redcamera.co.kr/ but they are sold out and I came across several posts that 8Banners are no longer around. Some decent pictures and lots of other photog stuff...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 05-06-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 1,853
Posted By WDPictures
Broke mine due to stupidity and had it repaired....

Broke mine due to stupidity and had it repaired. Now I really love my Mamiya 7II. Just wish it wasn't so BIG. Weight is not too bad but the bulk is something else.
Forum: Large Format Film RF 05-06-2009
Replies: 33
Views: 4,209
Posted By WDPictures
Emulsion side in or away from anything that could...

Emulsion side in or away from anything that could touch/scratch it. Four sheets of 4x5 in one tank, each folded like a hard taco shell. Rubber bands combined with full load of 4-sheets keeps things...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-06-2009
Replies: 87
Views: 5,030
Posted By WDPictures
Used to work for a retailer (not W-M or sim.) and...

Used to work for a retailer (not W-M or sim.) and used a camera as part of my job while in the stores and was often confronted, flipped-off (usually noticed later upon review) stared at, avoided,...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 05-06-2009
Replies: 33
Views: 4,209
Posted By WDPictures
"Taco" method works for 4x5. I have a Patterson...

"Taco" method works for 4x5. I have a Patterson whatever model tank that does 2-135 reels/1-135+1-120. I've run a few sheets of 4x5 thru via this method. Takes some trial and error as I've found out...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-05-2009
Replies: 33
Views: 5,988
Posted By WDPictures
Nice lookin' camera, bet flashing that bling...

Nice lookin' camera, bet flashing that bling around your neck stops traffic!
Forum: Yashica RF 05-05-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 880
Posted By WDPictures
Suggest not forcing it. This is how I broke my...

Suggest not forcing it. This is how I broke my Mamiya 7II. Can you sacrifice the film to see if its a tear or caused the jam? Maybe try to unload/reload that roll and watch what is happening.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-05-2009
Replies: 33
Views: 5,988
Posted By WDPictures
If you like the vignetting try filters that are...

If you like the vignetting try filters that are too small for your lens... Or try a Holga which is probably less expensive than a filter. Or maybe Adobe Lightroom... Also refer to the "Gimmick or no...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-05-2009
Replies: 75
Views: 4,486
Posted By WDPictures
Well I suppose my nearly dead FED 2 is none too...

Well I suppose my nearly dead FED 2 is none too pretty on the inside as I will likely be finding out soon but there is something about it that I like. The shear mechanical heft of the thing seems...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-05-2009
Replies: 18
Views: 1,865
Posted By WDPictures
From experience I found the Epson 4490 quite...

From experience I found the Epson 4490 quite acceptable. It is well below your budget especially if you snag the refurbished one on Epson's website ($110). The V500 is probably a new version of the...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 05-05-2009
Replies: 77
Views: 8,993
Posted By WDPictures
Aperture64 (#71) What is it that we can do to...

Aperture64 (#71) What is it that we can do to talk you down off the ledge? Got me to look at your Flickr stuff anyway. Good images particularly your Skylands State Park set...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-05-2009
Replies: 68
Views: 4,640
Posted By WDPictures
I think so... http://cameraquest.com/adpSLRRF.htm...

I think so... http://cameraquest.com/adpSLRRF.htm And not the G-lenses because they lack the aperture ring? I haven't searched much but here is the $270usd adapter from Novoflex...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-05-2009
Replies: 36
Views: 2,994
Posted By WDPictures
Might have guessed photojournalism to be right up...

Might have guessed photojournalism to be right up there with the initial users but editorial may have the budgets. Expensive RED camera to bang around in search of news maybe studio work is a better...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-05-2009
Replies: 22
Views: 2,367
Posted By WDPictures
Does the leaked data indicate how Leica will...

Does the leaked data indicate how Leica will handle the smell of developer? If there isn't a timed "spritz" of developer smell from the camera like those room air fresheners or something similar then...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-05-2009
Replies: 68
Views: 4,640
Posted By WDPictures
Interesting idea and for $175usd from CQ I might...

Interesting idea and for $175usd from CQ I might be willing to try, other such adapters are even more $, yes? Do you have to be extra careful with the heavy SLR lenses on 35mm RF's? Nikon f/2.8 are...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-03-2009
Replies: 20
Views: 3,000
Posted By WDPictures
Does the ISO/ASA dial tend to loosen as this...

Does the ISO/ASA dial tend to loosen as this meter ages? I haven't had mine long and this issue hasn't come up yet. I like that I can carry this small meter around that gives me whatever accuracy...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-03-2009
Replies: 32
Views: 8,974
Posted By WDPictures
I dig the Domke gripper because you can clip the...

I dig the Domke gripper because you can clip the 2 swivels together without the gripper section which I do while around the house. Then there isn't a strap hanging off the edge of my desk or...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-03-2009
Replies: 117
Views: 6,914
Posted By WDPictures
Although I didn't throw an 8 gig card into my D2x...

Although I didn't throw an 8 gig card into my D2x and "spray and pray" as its too difficult to chimp that way with the slow buffer and all... I was goofing around one day with lighting and such with...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-02-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 1,588
Posted By WDPictures
Good stuff. I like the way he quickly touches on...

Good stuff. I like the way he quickly touches on a few photographers/topics so if something catches my interest I can search out additional info rather than him blathering on endlessly about how much...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 05-02-2009
Replies: 34
Views: 3,752
Posted By WDPictures
Very nice results from your experimental lens....

Very nice results from your experimental lens. Was it a bit of an accidental discovery? It kind of sounds like this is the effect you were after. Either way I dig the custom "zone plate-vaseline-lens...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 05-02-2009
Replies: 34
Views: 3,752
Posted By WDPictures
Also thinking about the Lensbaby as I was reading...

Also thinking about the Lensbaby as I was reading down the posts. Have no experience or interest in them personally but I can see the appeal and they are a lot smaller to throw in a camera bag than a...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-02-2009
Replies: 2,006
Views: 602,266
Posted By WDPictures
Yashica 124G - From my first roll and an ode to...

Yashica 124G - From my first roll and an ode to all those images of dead plants...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-02-2009
Replies: 117
Views: 6,914
Posted By WDPictures
Thought this article might have been posted...

Thought this article might have been posted before since its a few weeks old but couldn't find it when I searched RFF to avoid double posting. Beginner's luck for it staying this time... I find...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-01-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 1,181
Posted By WDPictures
You might be able to do some comparison shopping...

You might be able to do some comparison shopping at Fedka.com
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-01-2009
Replies: 117
Views: 6,914
Posted By WDPictures
Zen of film vs. Digital Gratification

Thought I would share a link to this blog article I stumbled across by Doug Menuez on the topic of film and digital. There have been a number of RFF discussions regarding similar topics....
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 05-01-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 2,260
Posted By WDPictures
I'm not familiar with the Bessa so I figure this...

I'm not familiar with the Bessa so I figure this may be a silly question but did they have diopters that may have been getting bumped or something? My Mamiya 7II and M7 both work well although I find...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-30-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 975
Posted By WDPictures
Ahhh Motherland... Anyway, my Fed 2 is loaded but...

Ahhh Motherland... Anyway, my Fed 2 is loaded but I have concerns it will survive. Shutter curtain is out of sync and the VF/RF is near useless due to out-of-wackness. I'll be returning to this forum...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 04-29-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 2,280
Posted By WDPictures
Fedka.com has a selection of J-8 lenses. I am...

Fedka.com has a selection of J-8 lenses. I am considering a J-12 and was just there browsing...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 04-28-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 8,901
Posted By WDPictures
Hoping you will keep in mind that each...

Hoping you will keep in mind that each photographer's workflow is different. My process involves gathering as much information from the negative as possible through the scan process without any...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 04-28-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 2,087
Posted By WDPictures
Great pinhole images by you all as well. Sharp...

Great pinhole images by you all as well. Sharp images are cool and all but I also dig a well composed soft focus, pictorialist style image.

RE: the Holga WPC; if you are all familiar with the...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 04-28-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 2,087
Posted By WDPictures
WorldWide Pinhole Photography Day

Anyone take pinhole images on the official day? Share your submission? Link below is for the image I submitted. Browse around the site as there are quite a few creative images in the online...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 04-27-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 2,342
Posted By WDPictures
If you check into the plastic camera realm you...

If you check into the plastic camera realm you will find lots of affordable choices. Some have pinholes as aperture choices and such. I really enjoy using my Holga WPC, its light, easy to use, has a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-26-2009
Replies: 53
Views: 3,314
Posted By WDPictures
Not sure about the tear ducts and crying but...

Not sure about the tear ducts and crying but cameras seems to reproduce like rabbits... More and more keep showing up at my house. Unfortunate that it is so hard to share my time equally with all of...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-26-2009
Replies: 21
Views: 1,722
Posted By WDPictures
Another vote for Yuri at Fedka.com. I ordered a...

Another vote for Yuri at Fedka.com. I ordered a Lubitel but he didn't like the quality of the one he had in stock so we worked out an alternate prior to any shipment and with my approval. Confirms...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-22-2009
Replies: 60
Views: 3,418
Posted By WDPictures
Broke my Mamiya 7II not long ago. Forced the...

Broke my Mamiya 7II not long ago. Forced the jammed film advance, transport gears and such with umm, too much force. Love the camera so I had to fix it which wasn't cheap.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-22-2009
Replies: 49
Views: 3,195
Posted By WDPictures
Recently sold my old, back-up dSLR and an old...

Recently sold my old, back-up dSLR and an old digital P+S. More because they weren't being used but also before their trade-in value is worthless. Due to the original cost vs. current/replacement...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 04-19-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 1,920
Posted By WDPictures
Try here -...

Try here - http://www.chiifcameras.com/download/VC_II_mater_manual.pdf

I don't know anything about the source but it appears to be a scan of same paper version I have... And yes their pdf file name...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-19-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 745
Posted By WDPictures
You might check out Fedka.com if you haven't...

You might check out Fedka.com if you haven't already, they now have a "repair shop". I've had good experience with Yuri for a camera purchase but not a repair. _W
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