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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Day Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 750
Posted By venchka
Cool NC Hwy 194. Valle Crucis, NC.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/v/venchka/backyard/DSC00525-7x17+Pano-1.jpg.html

Wayne
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 5 Days Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 2,591
Posted By venchka
Cool Rangefinder lenses to Sony A7II

So I'm sitting here waiting impatiently for FedEx to deliver what B&H promises to be a functional Leica M to Sony E mount lens adapter. The A7II camera and 28-70 lens arrived a month ago. Along with...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 8,785
Views: 856,801
Posted By venchka
Sony a7II and Sony 28-70 lens. Adapters for...

Sony a7II and Sony 28-70 lens.
Adapters for Canon FD and Leica M mount lenses.
My Canon FD lenses work nicely on the a7II body.
B&H has sent me Leica M to Fuji X camera TWICE!
GRRRRRRRR!
And had...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 05-18-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1,802
Posted By venchka
Cool Thank you! So, a "No Name" adapter worked. Good...

Thank you!
So, a "No Name" adapter worked. Good to know. Hopefully the "Name" adapter that I ordered will work as well.
Wayne
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 05-18-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1,802
Posted By venchka
Am I missing something? I see lots offenses...

Am I missing something?
I see lots offenses mentioned.
Lots of f/stop ranges mentioned.
NO mention of the brands or models of the adapters used.
I have a Sony a7II and two Fotodiox adapters, Canon FD...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 05-15-2017
Replies: 45
Views: 3,661
Posted By venchka
The JOBO reels take 2 rolls of 120 end to end...

The JOBO reels take 2 rolls of 120 end to end with a moveable tab separating the two rolls. Or a single roll of 220 with the tabs moved out of the way.
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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-30-2017
Replies: 93
Views: 9,164
Posted By venchka
I'm not Raid. I still own the Canon EF and 50mm...

I'm not Raid. I still own the Canon EF and 50mm Macro and 35mm F-3.5 lens that I bought in 1975. If you can live with 3.5 max. apertures, both lenses are critically sharp.
My faster lenses are the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-24-2017
Replies: 24
Views: 4,025
Posted By venchka
The difference? Quantity. I own 2 of the 1.8...

The difference?
Quantity.
I own 2 of the 1.8 lenses and 1 of the 1.4 model.
The coatings are different according to Canon's labeling.
Wayne


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Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-14-2017
Replies: 34
Views: 3,384
Posted By venchka
We're all human. No worries. Wayne Sent from...

We're all human. No worries.
Wayne


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Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-14-2017
Replies: 34
Views: 3,384
Posted By venchka
Roger, #1: Pushing in your post is...

Roger,
#1: Pushing in your post is inaccurate.
"expose for the shadows, develop for the...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 04-05-2017
Replies: 211
Views: 58,559
Posted By venchka
D76 or XTOL. Why?

XTOL 1:3 and continuous agitation in JOBO tanks works very nicely for me.
Arista-EDU Ultra 200 exposed @ 100. Xtol 1:3....
Forum: Optics Theory - 03-30-2017
Replies: 26
Views: 4,552
Posted By venchka
Perhaps it's the curse of the Thorium yellow...

Perhaps it's the curse of the Thorium yellow color cast that scares people away? A couple weeks under this lamp and the color is gone.
http://m.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/art/20169658/
Wayne...
Forum: Optics Theory - 03-29-2017
Replies: 26
Views: 4,552
Posted By venchka
I'll take virtually free over shiny and cool...

I'll take virtually free over shiny and cool every day.
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Forum: Optics Theory - 03-28-2017
Replies: 26
Views: 4,552
Posted By venchka
Thank you! I'm not sure why the Chrome Nose gets...

Thank you! I'm not sure why the Chrome Nose gets all of the attention.
I will enjoy my stealth version!
Wayne


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Forum: Optics Theory - 03-27-2017
Replies: 26
Views: 4,552
Posted By venchka
Raid, How does this B&H/CANON Concave Black ring,...

Raid,
How does this B&H/CANON Concave Black ring, Thorium and Floating rear element compare to the chrome nose lens? They would appear to be identical except for the chrome filter ring.
By the way,...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 03-02-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1,162
Posted By venchka
My Konica I with a 50mm f/3.5 lens is in equal or...

My Konica I with a 50mm f/3.5 lens is in equal or better condition. I would be tickled to death if it were worth 10% of that price.
I wouldn't sell it though.
Wayne


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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-02-2017
Replies: 17
Views: 842
Posted By venchka
I have a roll of 120 Kodachrome that I am saving...

I have a roll of 120 Kodachrome that I am saving for the Resurrection.
In the meantime I'll have to make do with some 4x5 and 120 Velvia.
Good luck! Our daffodils are almost gone. Crazy early...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 02-27-2017
Replies: 47
Views: 5,366
Posted By venchka
OH DEAR. My Rolex is doomed. "The Horror" No...

OH DEAR. My Rolex is doomed. "The Horror"
No worries. Kodak in the Pentax 6x7.
Thanks for the head's up!
Wayne
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 02-17-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1,388
Posted By venchka
Look at an elevation profile of The Netherlands....

Look at an elevation profile of The Netherlands.
Does the electric motor and necessary hardware make up for it's own weight? What happens when the battery is dead? Just like the silly electric cars...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-16-2017
Replies: 40
Views: 2,259
Posted By venchka
If you can count to 5, you can develop film. 1....

If you can count to 5, you can develop film.
1. Developer
2. Stop
3. Fix
4. Wash
5. Dry
Don't over think it.
Wayne
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-15-2017
Replies: 40
Views: 2,259
Posted By venchka
Ps, Studying history is never a bad thing. Ansel...

Ps,
Studying history is never a bad thing. Ansel Adams is still relevant. So are the people he learned from.
Good luck!
Wayne


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Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-15-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1,957
Posted By venchka
My year old iMac 21 has 4 USB ports. I connect my...

My year old iMac 21 has 4 USB ports. I connect my Epson scanner via FireWire 400-800-Thunderbolt. Faster than the original antique USB port on the scanner. Viewscan works fine since Epson dropped...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-15-2017
Replies: 40
Views: 2,259
Posted By venchka
I avoid time below 10 minutes whenever possible....

I avoid time below 10 minutes whenever possible.
If I use the same technique consistently, any "slow" water only stop effect is built into my total development routine.
I got a bottle of Kodak Stop...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-14-2017
Replies: 40
Views: 2,259
Posted By venchka
LOL! Wrong. Ansel Adams. An early adopter. About...

LOL! Wrong.
Ansel Adams. An early adopter. About the same time that he hung up his 8x10 cameras and switched to Hasselblad.
He jump started himself into the 20th century.
I frankly don't see much...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-14-2017
Replies: 40
Views: 2,259
Posted By venchka
I have two unopened bottles of HC-110. You make a...

I have two unopened bottles of HC-110. You make a good argument for using it. If it worked for Mr. Adams, who are we to argue?
Thanks.
Wayne


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Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 02-13-2017
Replies: 152
Views: 41,532
Posted By venchka
Why is the Black Beauty awkward? I like mine....

Why is the Black Beauty awkward?
I like mine. Flawless build and optical quality.
Wayne


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Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-13-2017
Replies: 40
Views: 2,259
Posted By venchka
Water works for stop bath. I used empty food...

Water works for stop bath.
I used empty food grade 1/2 gallon plastic bottles for fixer. The Arizona Tea bottles were great.
Developer, stop water and fixer were all in a sink of water to equalize...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-09-2017
Replies: 26
Views: 1,604
Posted By venchka
Aye. As a former resident of western...

Aye. As a former resident of western Massachusetts, I've experienced double New York blizzards and semi Vermont blizzards.
Wonderful otherworldly photos. You are probably the only person to shoot...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-09-2017
Replies: 109
Views: 27,057
Posted By venchka
Time and temperature are linked. However, the...

Time and temperature are linked. However, the temperature is not fixed on one number. For reasons known only to Kodak and Agfa, all development regimens are based on 68 F / 20 C and variable time for...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 02-09-2017
Replies: 193
Views: 38,868
Posted By venchka
I think you would have to go back to the source....

I think you would have to go back to the source. Does the Konica camera division even exist anymore?
There are folks in Japan on this forum. Maybe one of them will have information.
A generic LTM...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-09-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 3,627
Posted By venchka
Deciding between Ultrafine Xtreme 400 or Arista EDU Ultra 200

I pleased with my results from Arista EDU Ultra 200 exposed at 100 and developed in Xtol 1:3.
However, the film has quality control problems. Random, microscopic zits in the emulsion that took...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-08-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 2,413
Posted By venchka
Sometimes I amaze myself. Kodak made a sheet film...

Sometimes I amaze myself. Kodak made a sheet film called Super XX. No idea if Mr. Adams used it, but possible.
http://www.michaelandpaula.com/mp/devinsp.html
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Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-08-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 2,413
Posted By venchka
Working from memory. Always a risk at my age. I...

Working from memory. Always a risk at my age.
I believe that development by inspection is done with a green light.
For some strange reason XX film comes to mind. Probably unrelated.
Wayne


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Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-08-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 2,878
Posted By venchka
Thanks. Well indeed! I escaped Houston. No longer...

Thanks. Well indeed! I escaped Houston. No longer punching a clock.
I need to relearn how to be free.
Work on the "white" theme.
Cheers!
Wayne


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Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-08-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 2,878
Posted By venchka
Cool Bob, Thanks for the clarity. Wayne

Bob,
Thanks for the clarity.
Wayne
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-08-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 2,878
Posted By venchka
Cool What was I thinking? I would gladly pay double...

What was I thinking? I would gladly pay double the price for fresh Plus-X.
Or Kodachrome even.
I may have to try some Silvermax. In a German camera. With a German lens. With a German developer.
Wayne
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 02-08-2017
Replies: 30
Views: 3,130
Posted By venchka
Cool Rice works

Too late as usual. Glad to hear the A7 is fine. Rice worked for my iPhone 5s.

Wayne
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-07-2017
Replies: 699
Views: 78,333
Posted By venchka
Great choice. Use it well. Pair it with a...

Great choice. Use it well. Pair it with a yellow-green for foliage. The only two filters you need.
Leica M5. Best 35mm camera ever.
Wayne




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Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-06-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 2,878
Posted By venchka
European mystique? German film for a German...

European mystique? German film for a German camera and lens? Because you can't get real Agfa film anymore?
Twice the price hey? Buy Kodak.
Wayne


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Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-06-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 2,878
Posted By venchka
Exciting news from Adox!

Thanks! One must never get too impatient. It is, after all, film. The archival media of patient people.
Wayne
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-05-2017
Replies: 82
Views: 6,563
Posted By venchka
A DR and Ektar. Nothing finer. After Kodachrome....

A DR and Ektar. Nothing finer. After Kodachrome. RIP.
Wayne


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Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-05-2017
Replies: 20
Views: 1,757
Posted By venchka
Familiarize yourself with various lenses and when...

Familiarize yourself with various lenses and when they were made.
Leica rangefinder lenses only come in 2 mounts: Leica threaded and M or bayonet.
Canon rangefinder lenses: Leica threaded except...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-05-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 2,878
Posted By venchka
Ironically, Fotoimpex only lists Silvermax in the...

Ironically, Fotoimpex only lists Silvermax in the 3 roll development kit at the moment. Single rolls are shown as not in stock.
Wouldn't you know?
Wayne


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Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-05-2017
Replies: 107
Views: 36,559
Posted By venchka
I was told the same thing. I think I'll "donate"...

I was told the same thing. I think I'll "donate" a throw away roll for testing.
Of course if they tell me up front that I will only get a CD of scan files in return then I won't waste a tool of 80's...
Forum: Nikon RF 02-05-2017
Replies: 421
Views: 164,601
Posted By venchka
I had never heard of this lens when I bought it...

I had never heard of this lens when I bought it and a Canon 35mm/2.8 and VI-T body back in the 1970's. I was the second owner at the time. The VI-T and 35mm lens are gone. I've added the Nikkor...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-05-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1,009
Posted By venchka
I haven't mixed a lot of Xtol, but I seem to...

I haven't mixed a lot of Xtol, but I seem to remember it taking some doing to get it all dissolved.
Give it a try and let us know. You won't waste the powder. Just keep adding water until you get it...
Forum: Travel 02-05-2017
Replies: 32
Views: 1,416
Posted By venchka
Cool 2016 & 2017 have been relatively wet in the big...

2016 & 2017 have been relatively wet in the big bend region. The desert will bloom. Probably when you are there. Small reptiles too.
Please visit the Big Bend Chat Forum. It is like an illustrated...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-05-2017
Replies: 73
Views: 3,299
Posted By venchka
DS = Double Stroke. It takes a bit of getting...

DS = Double Stroke. It takes a bit of getting used to.
I also own and use 35mm and 135mm LTM lenses on the M5. The 135mm is the black paint Canon LTM. Sharp. Well made. Very nice lens. I may be...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-05-2017
Replies: 43
Views: 3,158
Posted By venchka
I own a 9cm adapter. I use it with a Nikkor 8.5cm...

I own a 9cm adapter. I use it with a Nikkor 8.5cm 2.0 lens.
Wayne


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Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-04-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 2,413
Posted By venchka
"Tray development by inspection", if I remember...

"Tray development by inspection", if I remember right. Water bath is also mentioned. That is a technique, not the developer per se.
Wayne
Forum: Travel 02-04-2017
Replies: 32
Views: 1,416
Posted By venchka
PS: Join this forum. More info about Big Bend...

PS:
Join this forum. More info about Big Bend than you need. But it's ALL good.
http://www.bigbendchat.com/portal/forum/
A friend's work in Big...
Forum: Travel 02-04-2017
Replies: 32
Views: 1,416
Posted By venchka
There is a lodge and a few CCC built cabins in...

There is a lodge and a few CCC built cabins in the Basin. In the Park. See if they have any vacancies.
Google texas Spring Break dates. DO NOT GO NEAR Big Bend at that time.
I did it for you. In...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-03-2017
Replies: 43
Views: 3,158
Posted By venchka
Perhaps an exchange of adapters is in order. If I...

Perhaps an exchange of adapters is in order. If I had a spare I would make you a fair offer. Good luck.
Wayne


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Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-03-2017
Replies: 43
Views: 3,158
Posted By venchka
And another thing... My M3 & M2 period correct...

And another thing...
My M3 & M2 period correct 50mm DR Summicron and 90mm Elmarit both function correctly on the M5.
Does your M5 function properly with a Leica M mount lens?
Wayne



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Forum: Photography General Interest 02-03-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 2,540
Posted By venchka
Which camera has the glossiest, lush, black paint?

I own 2 cameras and 1 lens with piano grade black finishes. Make that 2 lenses. Canon 135/3.5.
Canon EF & A-1
Konica UC-Hexanon 35mm 2.0.
A darn shame that the lens doesn't fit the cameras.
Wayne...
Forum: Film vs Digital 02-03-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 1,065
Posted By venchka
From the Digital Gospel According to the Internet...

From the Digital Gospel According to the Internet and people I trust:
Format. Never delete.
Buried somewhere in the Settings Maze is a place where you can specify a 3 character prefix for the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-03-2017
Replies: 92
Views: 7,608
Posted By venchka
Yet folks like Sony are up to the RX100 V and...

Yet folks like Sony are up to the RX100 V and a6500. And the RX100 versions 1-4 are still on the market. Go figure.
Get back to me when I get one of each on closeout for $100 at WorstBuy.
Wayne...
Forum: Film vs Digital 02-03-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 1,065
Posted By venchka
The new names don't follow Canon's naming...

The new names don't follow Canon's naming convention. Did you also change the file extension?
Why did you rename the files?
Do you delete files from the card or format the card when you fill it...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-03-2017
Replies: 43
Views: 3,158
Posted By venchka
Leica LTM-M adapter does not work on all my Leicas!

Blasphemy! :D:):eek::)
The correct solution: Keep the M5. Sell the rest. Return the adapter and exchange it for a different one. Take the M5 and lens with you to B&H. Test before leaving.
I own 3...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 02-02-2017
Replies: 30
Views: 5,335
Posted By venchka
Lens Quality: Koni/Rapid Omega vs Mamiya Press

I only owned a Rapid Omega and the 90mm lens back in the Dark Ages. In a word: Tank. The cable release on the grip was totally awesome. Huge bright viewfinder. Focusing was a dream. And the lens....
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-02-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 1,013
Posted By venchka
Yes! That is the lens that I own as well. The...

Yes! That is the lens that I own as well. The hood is in a league of its own. The optical quality is above reproach. The Hexanon works perfectly on my M5, just like my 35mm UC-Hexanon.
Something is...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-02-2017
Replies: 30
Views: 2,335
Posted By venchka
Canon 35/2.8. Tiny. Solid build. Sharp. Wonderful...

Canon 35/2.8. Tiny. Solid build. Sharp. Wonderful lens. Why did I sell it?
If you get one don't sell it.
Wayne


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Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-02-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 2,413
Posted By venchka
The library. Or have they disappeared? "Examples...

The library. Or have they disappeared?
"Examples The Making of 40 Photographs"
Pulling this out of my old brain...
D-23 early. Probably for plates.
HC 110 late in his career.
Good luck. If you ever...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-02-2017
Replies: 73
Views: 3,299
Posted By venchka
Canon LTM, aka Leica Thread Mount camera body....

Canon LTM, aka Leica Thread Mount camera body. Made by Canon. Well made by Canon.
35-50-85/90/100 and even the very good Canon 135 mentioned earlier with a magnifying focus finder and auxiliary...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-30-2017
Replies: 42
Views: 2,135
Posted By venchka
I got a basket full. Make me an offer. Wayne...

I got a basket full. Make me an offer.
Wayne


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Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 01-30-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1,628
Posted By venchka
Thanks so much for the sales pitch. My Nikkor...

Thanks so much for the sales pitch. My Nikkor 8.5cm f/2.0 will be on the market soon. Unless your glowing praise makes me change my mind.
Maybe someone will make me an offer I can't refuse.
Good...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-29-2017
Replies: 2
Views: 644
Posted By venchka
Another piece of the puzzle. Hasselblad had 50...

Another piece of the puzzle.
Hasselblad had 50 and 60 size bayonet fittings on older (50) and newer (60) lenses. I have a newer 80mm Planar with the 60 bayonet front fitting. I also bought a...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 01-29-2017
Replies: 106
Views: 21,650
Posted By venchka
Cool Thanks neighbor. I'm downsizing and the sensor...

Thanks neighbor.
I'm downsizing and the sensor size, focal length & aperture range caught my eye.
Pondering.
Wayne
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 01-28-2017
Replies: 106
Views: 21,650
Posted By venchka
Is this the same camera that you all are...

Is this the same camera that you all are discussing here?
http://shop.panasonic.com/cameras-and-camcorders/cameras/lumix-point-and-shoot-cameras/DMC-LX100S.html
I'm in the market for a reasonably...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 01-12-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 1,195
Posted By venchka
Thanks. I'll resurrect my account and see what's...

Thanks. I'll resurrect my account and see what's happening.
If I buy something I'm blaming it on Rangefinder Forum. LOL.
Wayne


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Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-12-2017
Replies: 2
Views: 714
Posted By venchka
That is not good news at all. Apparently the lens...

That is not good news at all. Apparently the lens is worth more from KEH in the USA.
Thanks for your help.
Wayne


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Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 01-12-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 1,195
Posted By venchka
Thanks. Back in the Dark Ages eBay completed...

Thanks. Back in the Dark Ages eBay completed sales went back 90 days. Then they "improved" the feature and only go back 30 days.
I swore off eBay, but I'll give it a shot.
Or sell to KEH.
Thanks...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 01-10-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 1,195
Posted By venchka
Cool Research: Current lens prices

Posted earlier, the time has come.


Alas, it is time to sell the first version chrome 90/2.8 Elmarit M mount lens and the chrome 85/2.0 Nikkor-P.C LTM lens.
Unfortunately, I can not seem to find any...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-10-2017
Replies: 2
Views: 714
Posted By venchka
Cool Research: Current lens prices

Posted earlier, the time has come.


Alas, it is time to sell the first version chrome 90/2.8 Elmarit M mount lens and the chrome 85/2.0 Nikkor-P.C LTM lens.
Unfortunately, I can not seem to find any...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 04-11-2016
Replies: 2
Views: 1,659
Posted By venchka
I have my father's Konica I No. 30897 with Hexar...

I have my father's Konica I No. 30897 with Hexar 1:3.5 f = 50mm lens No. 38622 sitting on my desk next to my keyboard. This is the first camera I ever used, with dad's instructions of course. I also...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 04-08-2016
Replies: 3
Views: 856
Posted By venchka
I'm no expert, but this is what I know from my...

I'm no expert, but this is what I know from my own equipment:
The SLR M42 body film to lens flange distance is greater than the M39 lenses. If there were an adapter for the M39 lenses, you could not...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 04-06-2016
Replies: 50
Views: 4,511
Posted By venchka
Like forever. Then one day you get it. The next...

Like forever. Then one day you get it. The next day you realize there is more to learn. But it does become more rewarding. Patience and Practice.

Wayne
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 04-06-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 933
Posted By venchka
Ok, whatever it takes to make it work. You still...

Ok, whatever it takes to make it work. You still need to output 16 bit files for editing. You can't do much with 8 bit compressed to death JPEG files.

Wayne
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-06-2016
Replies: 21
Views: 2,334
Posted By venchka
There are lots of us. Wayne

There are lots of us.

Wayne
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-06-2016
Replies: 39
Views: 4,097
Posted By venchka
BINGO! We have a winner! A tiny gem of a lens....

BINGO! We have a winner! A tiny gem of a lens. The price difference between the Canon and any Leica competition would fund a lot of road trips and film to make photos with the Canon lens.
Isn't that...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 04-06-2016
Replies: 50
Views: 4,511
Posted By venchka
Numbers. Numbers. Numbers. Bah! Humbug! I'm...

Numbers. Numbers. Numbers. Bah! Humbug!
I'm looking at 16x20 and 13x19 prints from my Epson 1680 scanner. At a proper viewing distance. They look fine to me.
The photograph counts more than any...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 04-06-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 933
Posted By venchka
Cool Exactly. TIFF in my case. I never, ever scan...

Exactly. TIFF in my case. I never, ever scan directly to JPEGs. Jpegs are for the web. Only. Period.

Wayne
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 04-06-2016
Replies: 50
Views: 4,511
Posted By venchka
Cool Just to give you an idea of the support provided...

Just to give you an idea of the support provided by Epson:
I own an Epson 1680 scanner, vintage unknown. Suffice to say it's ancient by modern technology standards. To date, I have had no trouble...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-06-2016
Replies: 615
Views: 93,959
Posted By venchka
Cool Dredged up from the Wayback Machine

Canon IV-SB2 / Canon (Serenar?), 50mm/1.8.
Normandy coast near Mont St. Michelle. October, 1969.
Clueless rookie at the time. Now I am a Clueless Geezer learning how to use LR 5 and a new...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 04-05-2016
Replies: 30
Views: 1,961
Posted By venchka
M5 Gossen Luna-Pro sbc, Minolta Auto Meter IVF,...

M5
Gossen Luna-Pro sbc, Minolta Auto Meter IVF, Weston Master V (The no battery backup to all the rest).
The M5 meter is the best.

Wayne



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Forum: RFF Polls 04-05-2016
Replies: 179
Views: 29,397
Posted By venchka
Yes. All formats. All emulsions. No worries....

Yes. All formats. All emulsions. No worries.

Wayne


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Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 04-05-2016
Replies: 50
Views: 4,511
Posted By venchka
Looking to start developing and scanning my own film...scanner advice?

Epsom V700. Or the newer V800. BetterScanning holders. Enjoy.

Wayne


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Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-31-2016
Replies: 69
Views: 5,002
Posted By venchka
One more time. Dual Range Summicron. That's my...

One more time.
Dual Range Summicron.
That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

Wayne


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Forum: Off Topic 03-29-2016
Replies: 2
Views: 424
Posted By venchka
Customs (or USPS) Chicago Can't Find Texas

I don't know nothing, but I know where Alba is. Now that I have escaped from Houston, I need to visit Alba before it gets hot. I'll bring the 645's big brother.
Enjoy the lens.

Wayne


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Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-29-2016
Replies: 65
Views: 5,932
Posted By venchka
Cool I skimmed this thread quickly. I saw no mention...

I skimmed this thread quickly. I saw no mention of the Nikkor S.C 50/1.4 lens. Too bad.My first ever LTM lens was the CANON 50/1.8. A very nice 50mm lens indeed. Alas, in a fit of ignorance, I sold...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-29-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 959
Posted By venchka
There are worse decisions to be faced with. My...

There are worse decisions to be faced with.
My current inventory:
90/2.8 Elmarit, first version.
90/2.8 Elmarit, last version.
85/2.0 Nikkor LTM.
At least 1, probably 2 have to go.
Decisions....
Forum: Photo Software 03-27-2016
Replies: 20
Views: 2,329
Posted By venchka
Google's free photo processing software

What a deal. I was waiting for funding before downloading. Downloading now. Thanks FrankS and raid.
LR 6 will be next.

Wayne


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Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-22-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 2,604
Posted By venchka
You will love XTOL diluted 1:3. Try it. Slightly...

You will love XTOL diluted 1:3. Try it. Slightly longer time than 1:1.
Have fun!

Wayne


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Forum: Nikon RF 08-17-2015
Replies: 421
Views: 164,601
Posted By venchka
Thanks. I'll give that a try. And get up at...

Thanks. I'll give that a try. And get up at 0:dark 30 to develop the film. The things we do without any hope of monetary reward.

Wayne


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Forum: Nikon RF 08-16-2015
Replies: 421
Views: 164,601
Posted By venchka
Howdy. I've been working too much. Trying to...

Howdy. I've been working too much. Trying to retire. No photography to my dismay. When the tap water in Houston drops below simmer I will attempt to get back in practice.
Thanks for the welcome back...
Forum: Nikon RF 08-16-2015
Replies: 421
Views: 164,601
Posted By venchka
Still alive after all these years. Who knew? I...

Still alive after all these years. Who knew? I sold my Canon VI-T and 35/2.8 lens, but I kept the Nikkor 50/1.4 and 85/2.0. I need to put the 50 back in action.

Wayne


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Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 08-16-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,746
Posted By venchka
My big Jobo multi format tank is a 2553 MultiTank...

My big Jobo multi format tank is a 2553 MultiTank 5.

Wayne


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Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 08-16-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,746
Posted By venchka
Jobo 3010 and a Jobo 25something that holds reels...

Jobo 3010 and a Jobo 25something that holds reels for 35mm, 120/220 or 2 4x5 6 sheet reels. I use between 500 & 750 ml of chemicals. Both tanks ride on a Uniroller or Beseler base. No leaks. No...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-11-2014
Replies: 45
Views: 42,061
Posted By venchka
1. As pointed out above, place the film in the...

1. As pointed out above, place the film in the holders correctly.
2. Clean the scanner glass. Both sides if you can get the glass out without breaking the scanner.
3. Epson V700 with EpsonScan...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-10-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 1,574
Posted By venchka
What I know: Hasselblad made a B60 to 67mm...

What I know:
Hasselblad made a B60 to 67mm adapter. I have one. It works on the CFE 80/2.8 Planar. This allows me to use 67mm filters on the 501 CM, Pentax 6x7 105mm & 150mm lenses and Nikon &...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-08-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 3,740
Posted By venchka
Thanks. That makes sense. Bigfoot has a Domke...

Thanks. That makes sense.
Bigfoot has a Domke Gripper strap. The "Gripper" is a bit frayed. I need a new one.

Wayne
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-07-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 3,740
Posted By venchka
Cool Do you have to specify an attachment method other...

Do you have to specify an attachment method other than the split rings for the M5? Somehow I can't see the split rings working on the M5 lugs.
Curious. Standing by.

Wayne
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-05-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 6,531
Posted By venchka
Group buy from Maco anyone? Mixed 35mm & 120 of...

Group buy from Maco anyone? Mixed 35mm & 120 of course. Bigfoot and The Beast are anxious for some ASA 25 sensor material.

Wayne
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 02-05-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 4,381
Posted By venchka
Cool I have stitched files and 4x5 negative scans on...

I have stitched files and 4x5 negative scans on the far side of 100 megapixels. I suppose I could also get at or above 100 megapixels with some 6x7 color negatives and positives.
What are you waiting...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-05-2014
Replies: 45
Views: 6,356
Posted By venchka
Cool The budget friendly solution. My introduction to...

The budget friendly solution. My introduction to Nikon way back when. A friend loaned me his 24/2.8 and Nikon F Photomic. I have been in love with the focal length ever since. See what KEH has in...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-04-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,427
Posted By venchka
A millimeter ruler is the answer. Wayne

A millimeter ruler is the answer.

Wayne
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-03-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,076
Posted By venchka
Armed with a few lead fishing weights, you weight...

Armed with a few lead fishing weights, you weight any film clip.
I find a positive grabbing feature more important than weight. I have had inferior non-film weights slide off of wet film.
YMMV

Wayne
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 02-03-2014
Replies: 504
Views: 103,183
Posted By venchka
Cool My inventory is: Nikkor-P 8.5cm, LTM Elmarit...

My inventory is:
Nikkor-P 8.5cm, LTM
Elmarit 90/2.8 M mount, first version.
Elmarit-M 90/2.8 M mount, last version.
I made a few hasty exposures with the Elmarit-M 90mm on an A7r body recently....
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 02-03-2014
Replies: 504
Views: 103,183
Posted By venchka
Cool Thank you! I own an 8.5cm Nikkor in LTM. A very...

Thank you! I own an 8.5cm Nikkor in LTM. A very nice lens indeed. Of course it is too big and too heavy and the ergonomics are too wretched for any right thinking RF shooter. I don't mind. The Pentax...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-01-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 5,664
Posted By venchka
Cool I like mine. While I really wanted the 105mm, I...

I like mine. While I really wanted the 105mm, I couldn't pass up a nice lens at a nice price from a trusted RFF member. I have not been disappointed.

Wayne
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 02-01-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 1,805
Posted By venchka
In a Benefit/Cost analysis, the 55/1.8 lens would...

In a Benefit/Cost analysis, the 55/1.8 lens would crush Otis hands down.

Wayne
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-01-2014
Replies: 615
Views: 93,959
Posted By venchka
I continue to play...

I continue to play alone.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/380198-2/Garage+Wall+I-6111.jpg (http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/380196-2/Garage+Wall+I-6111.jpg)

Wayne
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-31-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 5,664
Posted By venchka
Cool The early rangefinder model (all camera mounts)...

The early rangefinder model (all camera mounts) and the first F mount SLR model are the same lens optically.
"Better" is a subjective term. Given the multi-variable nature of photographic optics,...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-30-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 1,524
Posted By venchka
Have you looked at/used the Canon A-1? Solid....

Have you looked at/used the Canon A-1? Solid. Smaller than the FTb. Rugged. Shutter or Aperture priority metering. I like mine.
Have you seen the T90 listed for sale here at Rangefinder Forum?

Wayne
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-29-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,427
Posted By venchka
The protrusion limit seems to be 12mm. My...

The protrusion limit seems to be 12mm. My 28mm-f/2.8 M-Hexanon extends 12mm into the body of my M5. The lens works perfectly on the M5, metering and all.
Time will tell if the lens also works...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 01-29-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 1,297
Posted By venchka
Thanks! Wayne

Thanks!

Wayne
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-29-2014
Replies: 351
Views: 47,474
Posted By venchka
Looks like the Rumor Mill was accurate. Add yet...

Looks like the Rumor Mill was accurate. Add yet another camera to my growing "short" list.

Wayne
Dazed and confused and thawing out in Texas.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-27-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 3,947
Posted By venchka
On my January 1 Photo Road Trip I used my Filson...

On my January 1 Photo Road Trip I used my Filson Briefcase (Laptop model) to carry: Zone VI 4x5 field camera, 125, 180 & 250 lenes, Gossen Luna Pro sbc, filters, misc. Small items. It worked fine....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-27-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,614
Posted By venchka
Cool Assumption: Based on filling in some blanks, you...

Assumption: Based on filling in some blanks, you have a period correct D.R. Range Summicron and M4. You are trading down for an M6 and post-D.R. Summicron. The reason being that you don't want a...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 01-27-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 1,297
Posted By venchka
Was the camera oriented vertically? Thanks for...

Was the camera oriented vertically?
Thanks for sharing! One thing that digital cameras do extremely well.

Wayne
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 01-25-2014
Replies: 504
Views: 103,183
Posted By venchka
Cool 28mm M-Hexanon samples...

I didn't get anything that I would share from the 28. All my fault. Alien camera. Alien focus method. Alien exposure system. I was flying blind without benefit of any instructions at all. Hopefully I...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 01-23-2014
Replies: 504
Views: 103,183
Posted By venchka
Cool Clarification

I was using the Sony A7r not the A7.
My 28mm lens is the Konica M-Hexanon 28/2.8. Not the Rokkor that people have shown to work well on the Sony cameras.
The next time that I see my friend and his...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 01-23-2014
Replies: 504
Views: 103,183
Posted By venchka
Cool Sony A7r plus some oldies but goodies - LTM & M lenses

Last night a friend handed me his hours old Sony A7r with Leica M adapter in place. I had been forewarned to expect this event and came prepared with a few lenses.
The location and lighting was...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 01-23-2014
Replies: 504
Views: 103,183
Posted By venchka
Cool I have no idea what most of that means, but I do...

I have no idea what most of that means, but I do understand the need for acceptable to stunning B&W photos. From any source.
Perhaps, should I jump on the Sony FF bandwagon, I shall use digital for...
Forum: Photo Software 01-22-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 744
Posted By venchka
Conversely, is Photoshop doing the...

Conversely, is Photoshop doing the conversion?

Wayne
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-22-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 3,412
Posted By venchka
Contrarian opinions aside, not only would I not...

Contrarian opinions aside, not only would I not sell my exquisite Dual Range Summicron, the question of selling or keeping it would never enter my head.
Vick, if I were in your shoes, and owned both...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 01-21-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,809
Posted By venchka
joe, You will want a second body. Enjoy! Wayne

joe,
You will want a second body.
Enjoy!

Wayne
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-21-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 5,664
Posted By venchka
To me, "better", when it comes to newer lenses,...

To me, "better", when it comes to newer lenses, doesn't always mean better for me. Know what I mean?

Wayne
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-21-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 5,664
Posted By venchka
Cool Elements in Latin. Always elements. I owned the...

Elements in Latin. Always elements.

I owned the first version in F mount. I loved the lens then (late 60s) and still like the photos I took with the lens. For that reason I have longed for the LTM...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-21-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 546
Posted By venchka
I don't. But I store Xtol in a 3 liter wine...

I don't. But I store Xtol in a 3 liter wine bladder in the 'fridge. It kept a lot longer than a few weeks.
That said, my last bladder sprung a leak in 'fridge. I'm going back to Rodinal and adding...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-21-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 1,009
Posted By venchka
Win! Win! Enjoy! Wayne

Win! Win!
Enjoy!

Wayne
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 01-21-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 10,285
Posted By venchka
What is the cost of this adapter? In USD? Is it...

What is the cost of this adapter? In USD? Is it available without going to China?
ebay of course.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Yeenon-CONTAX-G-lens-to-Sony-NEX-3-5-6-7-AF-Adp-/161173067949

Thanks!

Wayne
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-20-2014
Replies: 351
Views: 47,474
Posted By venchka
Cool In my dad's case, he bought a Konica camera at...

In my dad's case, he bought a Konica camera at the Post Exchange in Japan sometime in 1949 or 1950. I still have it. I still use it. The rangefinder/viewfinder is a match for my mint condition Leica...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-17-2014
Replies: 138
Views: 13,836
Posted By venchka
Cool After taking this picture, I bought the plane and...

After taking this picture, I bought the plane and several small items on the table.

M5 : 28mm M-Hexanon : [email protected]/50 :...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-17-2014
Replies: 138
Views: 13,836
Posted By venchka
Cool Nikkor-PC 8.5cm/2.0. Wide open. Minimum focus...

Nikkor-PC 8.5cm/2.0. Wide open. Minimum focus distance. Fujifilm NHG II.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/95983-4/FH000016-2-2.jpg (http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/95982-1/FH000016-2-2.jpg)

Wayne
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-17-2014
Replies: 138
Views: 13,836
Posted By venchka
Cool Tools of a potter.

Pine Mills Pottery. Kodachrome 64.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/249699-2/Tgiving+Fall-1.jpg (http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/249697-1/Tgiving+Fall-1.jpg)

Wayne
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-16-2014
Replies: 39
Views: 3,294
Posted By venchka
Coulda. Shoulda. Woulda. The Nikkor-PC 8.5cm/2.0...

Coulda.
Shoulda.
Woulda.
The Nikkor-PC 8.5cm/2.0 works flawlessly on my Canon VI-T and Leica M5. No worries.
Hey?

Wayne
Forum: Digital Compacts 01-15-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 1,172
Posted By venchka
Heads up. Cut & pasted in the last 30...

Heads up. Cut & pasted in the last 30 seconds...



Note: Not sold by Amazon.

Wayne
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-15-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 1,473
Posted By venchka
I can't believe that Epson Scan won't work with...

I can't believe that Epson Scan won't work with Windows 7. I would be all over Dell to make Epson Scan work. The Epson 4990 is a GREAT scanner. Make it work!

We need more input. Tell us what Epson...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-15-2014
Replies: 1,650
Views: 421,824
Posted By venchka
JWatts, Welcome indeed! We look forward to more...

JWatts,
Welcome indeed! We look forward to more fine work from you.
Dave,
There are far worse things that could happen to you. Don't resist.

Wayne
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-14-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,437
Posted By venchka
A friend of mine has had to send his 7D...

A friend of mine has had to send his 7D (purchased used when the 7D was still "new") to Canon 2 or 3 times for "known problems". The camera has not had a trouble free run.
Good luck!

PS: I just read...
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-13-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 2,411
Posted By venchka
I have a followup question: I too am searching...

I have a followup question:
I too am searching for a small digital camera as a way to use some very nice older rangefinder & SLR lenses with a digital sensor.
Why the X-Pro 1 over the X-E 2? Am I...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 01-13-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 1,656
Posted By venchka
I was about to suggest Red River Paper's...

I was about to suggest Red River Paper's Greenpix. Then my eyes fell on this from thier product description...

I'm afraid that most, if not all, inkjet photo paper will have a long life.
I'm not...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-13-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 3,535
Posted By venchka
1:100 dilution with reduced agitation (for...

1:100 dilution with reduced agitation (for example: 5 inversions every 3 minutes) and lengthened time is also viable. Experiment. Find your very own, personalized scheme for film type, exposure,...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-13-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 2,201
Posted By venchka
Cool Win! Win! Worth a shot. On the subject of...

Win! Win! Worth a shot.
On the subject of experimentation...
Like Efke films, and ortho films, reduced red sensitivity can work. Anything in the red-yellow side of the color wheel will darken. Blue...
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-13-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 2,411
Posted By venchka
I'm not sure how +1, +2. etc. translate to the...

I'm not sure how +1, +2. etc. translate to the scale listed below, but the X-E2 has an adjustable diopter built in. Can someone offer equivalent + diopter measurements for Fuji's numbers?



Wayne
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-13-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,635
Posted By venchka
Have you tried these folks in...

Have you tried these folks in Germany?

http://www.fotoimpex.de/shopen/cameras-accessories/heliopan-filter-kr-15-85b-diameter-46mm.html

Wayne
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 01-12-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 3,091
Posted By venchka
A miracle happened! I moved a box to clean the...

A miracle happened! I moved a box to clean the apartment. There on the floor was the red plastic disc from the Rolex 20. It is back on the camera. Held in place with clear tape. Now I can enjoy some...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 01-11-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 2,778
Posted By venchka
Frank answers the question that you didn't ask....

Frank answers the question that you didn't ask. You really do need to make a LOT of prints before you begin to recover the $1,000 initial outlay for the printer. Add the expense of consumables and...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-11-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 989
Posted By venchka
ps: I also have a generic 43mm vented hood from...

ps: I also have a generic 43mm vented hood from Heavystar for my 50mm lens that screws into the B+W filter. Many ways to skin that cat.

Wayne
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 01-08-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 2,778
Posted By venchka
Make it unanimous. Epson 3880. Quadtone RIP for...

Make it unanimous. Epson 3880. Quadtone RIP for $50 adds complete control for any paper AND it allows the 3880 to print in full 16 bit mode.
I had lunch last weekend with a friend who has had a 3880...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 01-08-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 2,932
Posted By venchka
That would work for me. The X-Pro-1, X-E1 & X-E2...

That would work for me. The X-Pro-1, X-E1 & X-E2 are still on my list.
Thanks joe!

Wayne
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-07-2014
Replies: 255
Views: 32,910
Posted By venchka
Cool Not enough white for the White thread.

Go to work in the dark.
Leave work in the dark.
Only time to make photos.
In the dark.

City Centre. From my balcony. Night.
R2D2. 80mm. Wide open. Hand...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 01-07-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 2,932
Posted By venchka
Standing by. One more piece in the Fuji vs. Sony...

Standing by.
One more piece in the Fuji vs. Sony vs. Olympus puzzle.

Wayne
Forum: Other RF 01-06-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 2,461
Posted By venchka
Or just get closer. Or crop a little. If you open...

Or just get closer. Or crop a little.
If you open the search criteria to something like the wee OM-1, you get 50mm lenses in a variety of flavors. Fast. Faster. Close focusing. Closer...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-06-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 3,147
Posted By venchka
Cool ...and wait days-weeks-months depending on your...

...and wait days-weeks-months depending on your location, window placement, latitude, season, etc.
Or under the IKEA lamp indoors for a few days. 24 hour days. And have a nifty desk lamp left when...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-06-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 989
Posted By venchka
I have a 43mm B+W MRC 8x 3 stop ND filter that...

I have a 43mm B+W MRC 8x 3 stop ND filter that fits both my Nikkor 50/1.4 & UC-Hexanon 35/2.0 with their hoods. It is just a filter, like any other. I also use it with a 39mm to 43mm step up ring on...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 01-06-2014
Replies: 48
Views: 7,076
Posted By venchka
Cool The lens looks like it was machined from the same...

The lens looks like it was machined from the same drawings used for the D.R. Summicron. They don't make them like that anymore.

I doubt that it fits the size requirement, but you would have to look...
Forum: Other RF 01-06-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 2,461
Posted By venchka
Konica Hexar AF. Don't believe me, read what...

Konica Hexar AF. Don't believe me, read what folks say about...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-06-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 3,147
Posted By venchka
I learned recently that my concave front Canon...

I learned recently that my concave front Canon 35/2.0 S.S.C. lens has a thorium infused rear element. It has yellowed. I went looking for a cure. Found several folks saying that this inexpensive lamp...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-05-2014
Replies: 615
Views: 93,959
Posted By venchka
Cool White. Creeping in.

Brand new. Today.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/378140-2/White+Creeping+In-6101.jpg (http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/378139-1/White+Creeping+In-6101.jpg)

Thanks for looking.

Wayne
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-04-2014
Replies: 60
Views: 10,770
Posted By venchka
Cool Why 1+50? That is the dilution under discussion....

Why 1+50? That is the dilution under discussion. Or was. I have always used Rodinal at higher dilutions. 1:100 was my standard a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. Here in Texas, tap...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-04-2014
Replies: 1,650
Views: 421,824
Posted By venchka
No matter how many photos I see from the Pentax...

No matter how many photos I see from the Pentax Beast, they just get better & better.
Bjorn,
Sublime! Thanks for sharing.

Wayne
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-04-2014
Replies: 60
Views: 10,770
Posted By venchka
Cool Thank you. Your time/temp. is close to what I had...

Thank you. Your time/temp. is close to what I had guesstimated. We shall see. Soon I hope.

Wayne
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-04-2014
Replies: 60
Views: 10,770
Posted By venchka
More on point... Chris, Keith, Anybody... For...

More on point... Chris, Keith, Anybody...
For those of you with recent experience with HP5+ and Rodinal diluted 1:50, or 1:100 for that matter, how long do you develop and at what temperature?
I ask...
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-03-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 2,100
Posted By venchka
There it is! Exactly the question I wanted...

There it is! Exactly the question I wanted answered. You read my mind.
I also have the old Canon SLR 50/1.4 S.S.C. that I think focuses in the same range, maybe a bit closer. One of several old 35mm...
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-03-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 2,100
Posted By venchka
Cool Glad your Canon 50/1.4 (RF LTM or SLR?) works...

Glad your Canon 50/1.4 (RF LTM or SLR?) works well. Do you still have one of the Nikkor 50/1.4s to use on the X-E1? Have you used it? Your thoughts please. Do you have the current firmware?
What are...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 01-03-2014
Replies: 386
Views: 153,751
Posted By venchka
Weeping Angel. Glenwood Cemetery. Houston,...

Weeping Angel. Glenwood Cemetery. Houston, TX.
1930's vintage Kodak Brownie lens.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/229932-2/Glenwood-1.jpg...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 01-03-2014
Replies: 65
Views: 21,296
Posted By venchka
Cool On New Year's Day I actually held a brand new A7....

On New Year's Day I actually held a brand new A7. It belongs to a friend and he had several Nikon SLR lenses with him. He also has a Leica M adapter. I plan to meet him one day & try ALL of my...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 01-02-2014
Replies: 65
Views: 21,296
Posted By venchka
Cool Thanks! I guess I need both. The A7 for my...

Thanks! I guess I need both. The A7 for my rangefinder lens collection and the A7r for the SLR lenses. I wonder what the Minister of the Treasury & Keeper of the Purse Strings will say about that?...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-02-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 7,938
Posted By venchka
There is also the classic Fujifilm Natura Black...

There is also the classic Fujifilm Natura Black f/1.9.

http://camerapedia.wikia.com/wiki/Fujifilm_Natura_Black_F1.9

Wayne
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-02-2014
Replies: 211
Views: 17,681
Posted By venchka
Cool My 2014 1 camera - 1 lens project started out...

My 2014 1 camera - 1 lens project started out just fine. January 1, 2014. Linhof Technkia V and Fujinon-W 125/5.6. That lasted for about an hour and two holders. I changed locations. The new scene...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 12-31-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 3,091
Posted By venchka
Cool Thanks! Great idea. Wayne

Thanks! Great idea.

Wayne
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-31-2013
Replies: 43
Views: 4,251
Posted By venchka
My personal favorites, as I own them and know...

My personal favorites, as I own them and know them well:
nFD 24/2.8 Floating Element
FD/BL 35mm/2.0 S.S.C. Concave front element/Floating Element
FD/BL 35mm/3.5 S.C. Sharp lens! Quite possibly as...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 12-31-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 3,091
Posted By venchka
Cool It was there. Nothing left now but the hole where...

It was there. Nothing left now but the hole where the red covering used to be.
You do bring up an interesting point. Given all of the pre & post WWII folders and Brownies in use, do the red windows...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-31-2013
Replies: 43
Views: 4,251
Posted By venchka
There is nothing half so nice as proper black...

There is nothing half so nice as proper black paint on a camera or a lens.
I feel blessed to own several black paint bodies and one black paint lens.

Wayne
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-31-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 7,938
Posted By venchka
I also have a Hasselblad 501 CM with the 80mm/2.8...

I also have a Hasselblad 501 CM with the 80mm/2.8 Planar lens. I like Delta 3200 in Xtol 1:3 for the simple reason that I can get some grain effect. I don't find the grain in Delta 3200 excessive at...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-31-2013
Replies: 615
Views: 93,959
Posted By venchka
http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/268775-2/Etude+3+...

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/268775-2/Etude+3+Nocturn+TC-031.jpg

50mm D.R. Summicron | The M5 known as Bigfoot | Kodak p3200 | Kodak Xtol 1:3 | Zeros and ones by Epson Expression 1680 &...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-31-2013
Replies: 43
Views: 4,251
Posted By venchka
Cool The Thorium yellow cast be removed if you so...

The Thorium yellow cast be removed if you so choose.
Internet sources say that a few days under an LED desk lamp IKEA makes the yellow disappear. I own the same lens with the same yellow tint. I plan...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-31-2013
Replies: 43
Views: 4,251
Posted By venchka
There it is! Same here. Wayne

There it is! Same here.

Wayne
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-31-2013
Replies: 43
Views: 4,251
Posted By venchka
Cool I often wonder which shutter speed dial placement...

I often wonder which shutter speed dial placement came first: The Canon EF or the Leica M5? I have owned the Canon EF since forever-bought it new. The M5 seems like a rangefinder sibling. I really...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-30-2013
Replies: 615
Views: 93,959
Posted By venchka
Cool Cabbage in the rain

As seen with my LeicaBerry.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/251843-2/Mineola-Pine+Mills-7.jpg (http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/251842-1/Mineola-Pine+Mills-7.jpg)
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 12-30-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 3,091
Posted By venchka
Rubylith was the first thing that came to mind. I...

Rubylith was the first thing that came to mind. I used to work with it all the time in a previous life. I haven't seen any in a hundred years. I'll go on a Quest for some Rubylith. Thanks!

Wayne
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 12-30-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 3,091
Posted By venchka
Cool There is no Joy in Mudville-Rolex 20 red window is gone

My wife wagged home a Rolex 20 from one or her estate sale gigs. I was excited! An entry into the realm of 6x9 folders! :)
Last night I was examining the camera. Shutter works. Film transport is...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-30-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 2,617
Posted By venchka
Cool From Freestyle...

From Freestyle Photo:

http://www.freestylephoto.biz/category/2-Film/Black-and-White-Film?attr%5B%5D=1-3&attr%5B%5D=2-16

I have shot most of a 100 sheet box of 4x5 Arista-EDU Ultra 200. Love the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-29-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 2,863
Posted By venchka
Here's a thought. Time machine not involved. Ask...

Here's a thought. Time machine not involved.
Ask your lab for a quote on a 4 stop Tri-X push. If the price is reasonable, shoot two test rolls under similar conditions as your current roll from the...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 12-27-2013
Replies: 65
Views: 21,296
Posted By venchka
Are you more pleased with the SLR lenses after...

Are you more pleased with the SLR lenses after your disappointment with some of the RF lenses?

Wayne
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-27-2013
Replies: 61
Views: 10,695
Posted By venchka
Good! I sold an M5. Still wondering why I did...

Good! I sold an M5. Still wondering why I did that.

Wayne
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-26-2013
Replies: 112
Views: 11,326
Posted By venchka
Has anyone counted the number of really good...

Has anyone counted the number of really good photographs presented here where optical qualities (lp/mm, light falloff, corner sharpness, etc.) of the taking lens matters not? Focus isn't even a...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-26-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 2,617
Posted By venchka
I hate to be a spoil sport, but... I was given a...

I hate to be a spoil sport, but...
I was given a dead QL17 GIII. Way too much money later (~$100), I had it working. The first roll of film the camera was a disappointment. The second roll of film...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-25-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,915
Posted By venchka
Cool Perfect tutorial. Never had the handle. However,...

Perfect tutorial. Never had the handle.
However, the handle does provide a shoe mount for a flash.

Wayne
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-24-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 2,863
Posted By venchka
Isn't this the perfect Rodinal 1:100 Stand for an...

Isn't this the perfect Rodinal 1:100 Stand for an hour or more scenario?
Do it yourself. It's easy.
Buy a tripod.

Wayne

ps: Ask your Darkroom Guys. They know. We don't know.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-24-2013
Replies: 112
Views: 11,326
Posted By venchka
Through a window. Raining. Totally random focus,...

Through a window. Raining. Totally random focus, metering & framing.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/89723-6/Wet+Window-000011.jpg

Thanks for looking. Merry Christmas.

Wayne
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-23-2013
Replies: 64
Views: 5,329
Posted By venchka
Cool Right on! I bought my first Pentax Beast in...

Right on! I bought my first Pentax Beast in 1973-4-5, long before Al Gore invented the internet. Back then I knew nothing. I'm going back to knowing nothing.
Point and shoot is where it's at,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-23-2013
Replies: 64
Views: 5,329
Posted By venchka
1. Survive 2014 and in so doing bring myself ever...

1. Survive 2014 and in so doing bring myself ever closer to retirement.
2. Put an end, once and for all, to the internet myths surrounding the Pentax 6x7 and Hasselblad 501CM. RE: Neither can be hand...
Forum: Nikon RF 12-23-2013
Replies: 421
Views: 164,601
Posted By venchka
Cool From the Wayback Machine...

Once upon a time,
A long time ago.

I unearthed these negatives after I bought my scanner.
1956 Nikkor-SC 5.0cm f:1.4 Japan LTM, Plus-X.
My best guess: Somewhere in Colorado or...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 12-21-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 1,463
Posted By venchka
I see someone already mentioned the sticky in the...

I see someone already mentioned the sticky in the Nikon RF section.

Wayne
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 12-20-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 2,537
Posted By venchka
Cool Mine is the newer (~ 1956) Nippon Kogaku Japan...

Mine is the newer (~ 1956) Nippon Kogaku Japan version with the Nikkor - S C which denotes that the lens is coated.
Standing by for the definitive answer.

Wayne
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-20-2013
Replies: 38
Views: 2,667
Posted By venchka
Cool Diametrically opposed, conflicting opinions. One...

Diametrically opposed, conflicting opinions. One is no doubt true. One is no doubt false. Perhaps a bit of truth and a bit of false in each.

As they say, "Been there. Done that. Got the...
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