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Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 23 Hours Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 462
Posted By retinax
Common, relatively cheap SR44s have about the...

Common, relatively cheap SR44s have about the right thickness and just require some cardboard or an O-ring around the circumference to remain properly seated in a battery chamber made for the 625...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 1 Day Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 363
Posted By retinax
What happens with rangefinder image when the lens...

What happens with rangefinder image when the lens is at infinity or vice veraa?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Days Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 162
Posted By retinax
Black and white developer should get something...

Black and white developer should get something from any film stock, enough the read the edge markings. But you can identify colour neg film by the orange mask.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 712
Posted By retinax
I don't think that you see mainly colour...

I don't think that you see mainly colour determines that you must make colour photographs. You could also consciously take a step away from that and might arrive at more thoughtful use of the gray...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 1 Week Ago
Replies: 283
Views: 11,560
Posted By retinax
Agreed. Although even if a little more expensive,...

Agreed. Although even if a little more expensive, the looks play in favor of this lens; soooo much nicer than the pseudo-vintage CV. That looks like it's inspired by the worst of German design of the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 1,036
Posted By retinax
I see. Perhaps the hole in the plastic, where the...

I see. Perhaps the hole in the plastic, where the steel ball sits, is damaged.

Some more random advice regarding reels and tanks, although probably not your issue:
Only moving one half of the reel...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 1,036
Posted By retinax
Not sure what you mean here, you should cut the...

Not sure what you mean here, you should cut the leader off and possibly round the corners, or even start from the end as Erik suggests, although that's not practical in a changing bag. Leaders from...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 1,036
Posted By retinax
Try thoroughly cleaning the reels you have....

Try thoroughly cleaning the reels you have. Although I don't understand why, as everything used for developing is nicely soluble in water, they do get dirty. Some people report success with the...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 85
Views: 4,205
Posted By retinax
I like its look, but see no other reason to buy...

I like its look, but see no other reason to buy it instead of an M10, which is the better camera, if you want to spend that kind of money.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 594
Posted By retinax
The modern Voigtländer lenses named "Ultron"...

The modern Voigtländer lenses named "Ultron" don't have anything special in common optical design wise. And these are wide angles have nothing in common with the old 50mm Ultron. It's just a label.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 644
Posted By retinax
Great success story! Canada balsam does dissolve...

Great success story! Canada balsam does dissolve in alcohols, but modern cements need nasty stuff.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 644
Posted By retinax
I seem to remember reading, probably on photrio,...

I seem to remember reading, probably on photrio, that some people preferred prolonged soaking in nasty solvents for separating elements bonded with modern cements. No risk of physical damage that way.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 283
Views: 11,560
Posted By retinax
Horrible rings around oof highlights, only very...

Horrible rings around oof highlights, only very slightly worse from the replica:eek:

I'm kidding, who cares. These all look lovely, and the difference in contrast from modern coatings is smaller...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 283
Views: 11,560
Posted By retinax
I see some vintage character in the images, maybe...

I see some vintage character in the images, maybe the boke, but the contrast from modern coatings. Similar the the C-Sonnar and the Elmar-M, in this way. I like it.
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 707
Posted By retinax
Come to think of it, the best casual "portraits"...

Come to think of it, the best casual "portraits" I've done in a while were of friends when we were all pretty drunk. They have some technical deficiencies but the relaxed mood really shows ;)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 248
Posted By retinax
The red safe lights are for handling black and...

The red safe lights are for handling black and white photo paper, and orthochromatic films, those aren't your normal black and white films nowadays. If your film was safe to use in red safe light, it...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 248
Posted By retinax
"Completely black negatives with no edge...

"Completely black negatives with no edge markings" sounds like your film was exposed to room light at some point..
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 257
Posted By retinax
How was it scanned? Is that negative very low...

How was it scanned? Is that negative very low contrast by any chance, so contrast had to be boosted a lot in post? I suspect it may be that, perhaps grain aliasing from scanning that was boosted a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 221
Views: 49,942
Posted By retinax
Nice picture! Did the supposedly-coupled-to-AF...

Nice picture! Did the supposedly-coupled-to-AF matrix metering arrive at this exposure by itself? Or did you compensate?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 51
Views: 1,519
Posted By retinax
I don't have any Leica but I have brought two...

I don't have any Leica but I have brought two cameras on vacation. Fast and slow film, but mainly to avoid changing lenses and the little bit of anxiety of dropping one. I mostly end up walking...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 533
Posted By retinax
Lol. Weren't passport photo-graphers replaced...

Lol.

Weren't passport photo-graphers replaced by "robots" 40, 50 years ago?
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 66
Views: 7,755
Posted By retinax
These pictures show beautiful rendering. Are the...

These pictures show beautiful rendering.
Are the spots definitely on the negative or could it be a scanning problem? Is there anything on the lens? Look through it against a light source, preferably...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 810
Posted By retinax
I guess "burping" the lid on the Paterson tank...

I guess "burping" the lid on the Paterson tank doesn't help with the warm soup, it warms up the air inside which then expands... well that sucks.
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 707
Posted By retinax
Something I struggle with myself. Keeping at it...

Something I struggle with myself. Keeping at it has yielded a few decent photos eventually, might have s.t. to do with the person getting used to it, not tensing up any more...

I suspect that with...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 263
Posted By retinax
My impression from my set of four JIS...

My impression from my set of four JIS screwdrivers is that, unlike Philips, the angles at the tips are the same for all sizes, just the very point is cut off for the larger ones. That means that the...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 214
Views: 60,591
Posted By retinax
Quality contributions as usual, Brambling! What...

Quality contributions as usual, Brambling! What is this Type 17 film? Very slow from the looks of it?
I need to use my J-8. The Canon P is loaded, but no time...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 49
Views: 1,576
Posted By retinax
It says Gemini 10 lost a Hasselblad SWC in space....

It says Gemini 10 lost a Hasselblad SWC in space. For a while, Earth had the moon, an SWC and just very few other satellites orbiting it. Beautiful thought. :angel:
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 556
Posted By retinax
This is what I used to do when shooting digital....

This is what I used to do when shooting digital. Now I only do black and white, because it's beautiful and I can print it in the darkroom. But sometimes I come across something that makes me want to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 49
Views: 1,576
Posted By retinax
Well, outgassing is not a severe problem in the...

Well, outgassing is not a severe problem in the typical applications.
But anyway lubricants certainly weren't a major problem for the Hasselblads, because a) they wouldn't reach all too extreme...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 1,402
Posted By retinax
What you're looking for isn't mid-sized, it's...

What you're looking for isn't mid-sized, it's tiny for a 35. I don't think there was a Trip-sized 35mm full frame camera before the Trip, which was touted being as small as a half frame, except...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 49
Views: 1,576
Posted By retinax
Ok, I see you have the better arguments.

Ok, I see you have the better arguments.
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 49
Views: 1,576
Posted By retinax
It becomes clearer when you think about why the...

It becomes clearer when you think about why the moon has these more extreme surface temps compared to earth. The power input from the sun is similar enough. But objects in full sun on the moon can't...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 49
Views: 1,576
Posted By retinax
I got curious about how the film (there's no...

I got curious about how the film (there's no reason a mechanical camera would suffer except lubricants, which can simply be taken out) would survive heat. Simply answer, the cameras were shielded in...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 66
Views: 2,835
Posted By retinax
Count me among the agnostics, to me it seems like...

Count me among the agnostics, to me it seems like a solution in search of a problem. It doesn't take less space or time than a normal tank. And a normal tank doesn't require a darkroom to load, a...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 2,272
Posted By retinax
Yes! Ltm please. Larger market, simple adapter to...

Yes! Ltm please. Larger market, simple adapter to M.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 2,272
Posted By retinax
This is a 35. I, too, wonder why this hasn't...

This is a 35.
I, too, wonder why this hasn't happened earlier. But it is happening now. My guess is that as computer controlled manufacturing techniques have gotten cheaper and easier to implement...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 960
Posted By retinax
Maybe they're not charging me sales tax due to my...

Maybe they're not charging me sales tax due to my foreign IP address? Still a decent price me thinks. How odd that Fuji is more expensive than in Europe, isn't there an FTA?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 960
Posted By retinax
At least the Portra is cheaper than in Europe, in...

At least the Portra is cheaper than in Europe, in absolute terms (not PPP-adjusted). As is TMY-2 at AUS 9.09 at Walkens.
Average wages, as well as minimum wages, are higher in Australia than in most...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 960
Posted By retinax
Ah you're right, I fell for a random place that...

Ah you're right, I fell for a random place that was very expensive. 135-36 TMY-2 for AUS 9.09, that's cheaper than anything in Europe and similar to the cheapest sources in the US. It think it's...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 960
Posted By retinax
Retail prices in Aus do appear very high in...

Retail prices in Aus do appear very high in international comparison, even after factoring in the current exchange rates. Why? And what prevents you from importing yourselves? Even at current...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 212
Views: 7,520
Posted By retinax
The Minolta AF SLR mount was used on the digital...

The Minolta AF SLR mount was used on the digital Sony SLRs before the A7. The A7, being mirrorless, would be giving away a lot of potential if it used an slr mount with long register. I think there...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 1,290
Posted By retinax
There are smaller, cheap canon EOS bodies, right?...

There are smaller, cheap canon EOS bodies, right? That would hardly be cheating... and less worries about banging it around.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 886
Posted By retinax
Also if made from digital? Wouldn't the...

Also if made from digital? Wouldn't the limitation be the printer and one can only get what the printer is capable of in a positive print as well?
Forum: Sony Alpha / NEX News / General Discussion 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 822
Posted By retinax
Actually 61 MP is not a very big step up from the...

Actually 61 MP is not a very big step up from the previous 47 or what is was...

I may buy an A7 II eventually, if I decide to use digital/color. It's still as capable as it was when new and...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 2,272
Posted By retinax
+1. A replica of something that is no longer...

+1.
A replica of something that is no longer made, expensive or rare is in no way dishonorable as long as it's for use rather than for pretending to own something it's not. That's not to say I don't...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 333
Posted By retinax
Keep in mind that you may need to add the native...

Keep in mind that you may need to add the native viewfinder correction, usually between -0.5 and -1.5 (don't now about M Leicas), to that of the correction lens. Or not, it may be worked into the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 960
Posted By retinax
I made a test print from a neg of the stuff a few...

I made a test print from a neg of the stuff a few weeks ago. Too early to say anything conclusive though, and I have another roll of it in a camera which, I've found out, tends to give very generous...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 2,272
Posted By retinax
Not a terrible idea, patents have expired, is...

Not a terrible idea, patents have expired, is there any other obstacle to marketing something like this?
Including the word "copy" in the thread title would have made things clearer:rolleyes:
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,131
Posted By retinax
I wonder why NASA engineers didn't cobble...

I wonder why NASA engineers didn't cobble together some brilliant finders like on old folders, but larger and viewable at an angle. Would have beat blind aiming.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 68
Views: 7,716
Posted By retinax
Underrated by whom? Certainly not the used...

Underrated by whom? Certainly not the used market... As they go for more than nearly all comparable pro bodies.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-13-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 369
Posted By retinax
It's possible that this is the whole problem. As...

It's possible that this is the whole problem. As someone mentioned earlier, when these shutters get "cocked too far", they fire.
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 07-11-2019
Replies: 54
Views: 1,592
Posted By retinax
A cine camera, doesn't look very practical for...

A cine camera, doesn't look very practical for still photography. Unergonomic, no thumb and index finger wheels, standard shoe only as an add-on, doesn't look like it has a tilting screen and the...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-10-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 546
Posted By retinax
Hmm in most more recently developed areas street...

Hmm in most more recently developed areas street drains don't go to waste water treatment I believe, so maybe better only with environmentally friendly chems, caffeenol? No used fix of course.
But...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-10-2019
Replies: 129
Views: 2,726
Posted By retinax
How about a film body for the new Fuji digital...

How about a film body for the new Fuji digital medium format system? 127 film would be the perfect size (an opportunity to establish nearly exclusive film supply yourselves, are you listening,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-10-2019
Replies: 129
Views: 2,726
Posted By retinax
I'd like to see a compact that can actually slip...

I'd like to see a compact that can actually slip into a pocket safely. That means weather/dust sealed and flat - pull all the registers with modern aspherics to make a lens (I'd prefer 28mm which...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 07-08-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 355
Posted By retinax
Not very common in Europe. As you probably know,...

Not very common in Europe. As you probably know, if you end up buying one of the many from Japan, better wait until you're back in the US - no import duties and taxes.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-07-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 379
Posted By retinax
If it comes from a non-photographer, DSLR means...

If it comes from a non-photographer, DSLR means "good camera". The word about mirrorless hasn't reached everyone. So also consider mirrorless, unless they are ruled our for some reason. As...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 07-06-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 382
Posted By retinax
An older DSLR or mirrorless and bellows and...

An older DSLR or mirrorless and bellows and cobbling together something to hold the negatives will be cheaper AND better for this than a half-decent scanner. Remember that with these tiny negatives,...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 07-06-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 382
Posted By retinax
Pretty cool! I'd go the DSLR scanning route....

Pretty cool! I'd go the DSLR scanning route. There are several threads on the topic. For the tiny negs, you'd need bellows and normal macro or maybe a wide angle. Should give you much better...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-06-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 940
Posted By retinax
Hehe, my impression is that most millennials I...

Hehe, my impression is that most millennials I know (I am one myself) do see the negative sides, while embracing it anyway to some degree. And most of us are not naive enough to believe we're in the...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 07-04-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 370
Posted By retinax
Did you move the print around in the developer or...

Did you move the print around in the developer or rock the tray? And develop until no change is visible and then a little more?
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 06-30-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 908
Posted By retinax
This. The most important variables are how much...

This. The most important variables are how much you want to enlarge and how steady you can hold, so no way around trying it all out or being conservative. I tend to the latter as I detest motion blur...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-30-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 633
Posted By retinax
Yes, why incident? Night lighting is often very...

Yes, why incident? Night lighting is often very inconsistent, one might not get close enough to much of the scene to effectively use an incident meter...
Forum: Olympus RF 06-28-2019
Replies: 149
Views: 46,805
Posted By retinax
Thanks for the perspective, Randy! Would you...

Thanks for the perspective, Randy! Would you remember where this was published?
I'm still wondering if I should try one, the size appeals for a backup and carry everywhere camera... But as you say,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-28-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 2,771
Posted By retinax
Careful with alcohol, I've once wiped the withe...

Careful with alcohol, I've once wiped the withe paint off of a Chinon body, and acrylic, for example frame counter windows, will fog!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-27-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,203
Posted By retinax
The LTM Ultron 35 1.7 often has issues, I'd only...

The LTM Ultron 35 1.7 often has issues, I'd only consider buying one of these from a dealer where returning it is no hassle....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-26-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 768
Posted By retinax
Angry But then Japan, where the film itself was made,...

But then Japan, where the film itself was made, is in the general region too... Taiwan hasn't generally been a source of fake products, contaminated milk powder and fish for decades. Agree on the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-25-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 920
Posted By retinax
I haven't yet (although I have accidentally...

I haven't yet (although I have accidentally underexposed shots on T-max 400) but that's my plan for something I want to shoot soon. I don't expect great shadow detail though, one stop less exposure...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-25-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 920
Posted By retinax
I know, that's why I put "3200" in in quotation...

I know, that's why I put "3200" in in quotation marks. But price and contrast (as they are designed to be pushed, as you say) are not what I prefer and I doubt sharpness will be all that good in a...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-25-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 920
Posted By retinax
I've written it before, I hope someone makes an...

I've written it before, I hope someone makes an 800 black and white film. I want shadow detail as well as healthy contrast and affordable price, so 400 or "3200" iso films are not a good...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-25-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 768
Posted By retinax
Not fake, just inappropriate use of the Fujifilm...

Not fake, just inappropriate use of the Fujifilm logo, and stupid lack of a large warning to not throw it in a normal C-41 process. Actually it's cool to see this made available to still...
Forum: Olympus RF 06-25-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 374
Posted By retinax
You speak German if I recall correctly?...

You speak German if I recall correctly? Escapement is "Hemmung", like used in clocks indeed.
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 06-23-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 609
Posted By retinax
Test print are on the same paper, yes? You are...

Test print are on the same paper, yes? You are printing on the same side of the paper, if there's any difference? Sounds like something is malfunctioning. Either the driver or perhaps ink supply too...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-22-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 408
Posted By retinax
The body casing does come off easily, but I've...

The body casing does come off easily, but I've not been in further than that, either. Iirc there's another repair manual on Pentaxmanuals that deals with repairing focal plane shutters. Re-glueing...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-22-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,176
Posted By retinax
You seem to have all you need. But if you're...

You seem to have all you need. But if you're looking for something to own just because it's so nice, I suggest a Contax I or II. Some of the most beautiful cameras IMHO, especially the I. They just...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-21-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 617
Posted By retinax
Don't leave your camera with people you distrust,...

Don't leave your camera with people you distrust, why would you trust them to repair it right then?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-20-2019
Replies: 156
Views: 4,866
Posted By retinax
I concur. Amazing results in this thread. This...

I concur. Amazing results in this thread. This particular one is helped by special lighting, large windows or other reflective surface behind the photographer?
It would be interesting to see what it...
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 06-19-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1,539
Posted By retinax
Exciting! Hope this works out.

Exciting! Hope this works out.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-19-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 566
Posted By retinax
Really? I mean it's being washed out during a...

Really? I mean it's being washed out during a clip test, so I don't understand where your confidence that it wouldn't affect the test comes from.
I've sent an e-mail to the distributor/manufacturer,...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-18-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 814
Posted By retinax
AFAIK wood is acidic, so all considerations of...

AFAIK wood is acidic, so all considerations of archival properties of the print are out the window. RC paper is probably just fine.
In any case there's a huge thread on print flattening on photrio:...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 06-16-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 453
Posted By retinax
Great lecture, thanks for posting it! Makes me...

Great lecture, thanks for posting it! Makes me want to shoot color... I agree with your assessment on all points. The inclusion of (failed? most of us would have been happy to keep them) attempts is...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-16-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 1,025
Posted By retinax
Sure, China is doing it out of utilitarian...

Sure, China is doing it out of utilitarian motives – they struggle with soil erosion, desertification and rapidly retreating ground water levels, and now need to import more wood. I don't think China...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 06-16-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 620
Posted By retinax
Resonates with me. Rivers have always had strong...

Resonates with me. Rivers have always had strong mood for me, and trying to capture that in photographs sure is a worthwhile project. I've never been certain how much of it is entirely subjective and...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-16-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 1,025
Posted By retinax
Sadly, no, not if larger areas are deforested....

Sadly, no, not if larger areas are deforested. The reasons are that, as Salgados work shows, the microclimates depend on the vegetation - no vegetation, no water - no water, no vegetation. And the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-16-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,356
Posted By retinax
Unless you're traveling by yourself or with other...

Unless you're traveling by yourself or with other photographers, I'd take the Bronica. Your preference is MF, and this is about as fast to use and light as the Leica. Come to Frankfurt and let me try...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-15-2019
Replies: 1
Views: 373
Posted By retinax
The early Retina Reflex and folding RFs have lens...

The early Retina Reflex and folding RFs have lens elements in the body; Retina Reflex S and Retina IIIS and at least the Bessamatic I know don't. They use the Deckel (DKL) bayonet this adapter is...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-14-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 566
Posted By retinax
Thanks for all the replies, but non address the...

Thanks for all the replies, but non address the core of my issue which is how the clearing test might be affected by the dye. I'll order sulfide toner soon anyway and that can be used to test for...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-14-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 665
Posted By retinax
There is no 120 film in bulk, would be very hard...

There is no 120 film in bulk, would be very hard to load.
I see nothing wrong with your preference, I prefer the look of black and white film in black and white.

If you wanted to, your black and...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-14-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,059
Posted By retinax
That article simply isn't consistent in its use,...

That article simply isn't consistent in its use, from the first sentence: "the term bokeh (https://photographylife.com/what-is-bokeh) represents the quality of the magical out-of-focus blur". Sure,...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-14-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,059
Posted By retinax
No, everyone's product needs it but talking about...

No, everyone's product needs it but talking about it is either done fanatically or dismissed in various ways, little middle ground.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-14-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 665
Posted By retinax
Agree about the tone. Not to excuse it, but...

Agree about the tone.

Not to excuse it, but your post with the statement that C-41 was easier and faster, without explanation why you thought so, perhaps invites less than understanding replies.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-13-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,121
Posted By retinax
Potholes, sure, vibration, no. Inertia prevents...

Potholes, sure, vibration, no. Inertia prevents an adult human body from being accelerated like that. Sack of water is exactly the right metaphor, it would make for a decent camera suspension system,...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-12-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,121
Posted By retinax
I've tried a messenger bag or camera bandolier...

I've tried a messenger bag or camera bandolier style and quickly gave it up, with a somewhat low handlebar it will slip and eventually dangle against your thighs and arms. I'm slightly worried about...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-12-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,059
Posted By retinax
What qualities does the proletariat care about...

What qualities does the proletariat care about these days in lenses and photographs?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-12-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,059
Posted By retinax
That would be the degree of blurring or...

That would be the degree of blurring or defocusing or something like that, it's been a long time since I've read anyone on this well-educated forum refer to that as "bokeh". Bokeh is the quality of...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-12-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,059
Posted By retinax
Well, the background in the picture above your...

Well, the background in the picture above your post, by Petronius, looks odd to me. But that may be mostly due to the stripes and/or an unluck distance. I think that most lenses can deliver...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-12-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 566
Posted By retinax
With the Fomapan, which has anti-halation-dye on...

With the Fomapan, which has anti-halation-dye on the back, there seems to be the effect I'm hypothesizing for T-Max: If the piece of film is partly submerged, so that both emulsion and back get...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-12-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 566
Posted By retinax
Thanks for the replies, folks. Again, my issue...

Thanks for the replies, folks. Again, my issue isn't how to deal with the purple dye in general, it's the question weather it might affect the *test* for fixing times...
I agree 14 mins is insane. On...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-12-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 566
Posted By retinax
I can fix for 14 minutes, although it's annoying,...

I can fix for 14 minutes, although it's annoying, but I'm concerned that if the test does not clearly show the fixing action, but the dye dissolution, the criterion of doubled clearing time for fixer...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-12-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 581
Posted By retinax
Your results look great for a start. It's normal...

Your results look great for a start. It's normal that the majority of the paper goes to the bin, unless one has sophisticated darkroom meters etc.
For print time and aperture do systematic test...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-11-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 566
Posted By retinax
I have no problem with the purple dye other than...

I have no problem with the purple dye other than uncertainty if my clip tests are reliable. I usually do a pre-soak, too.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-11-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 566
Posted By retinax
Clip test TMY-2 - obscured by the purple dye?

Hi all,
edit: please read carefully, the issue is not how to get rid of the purple dye. It's whether it affects clip tests (like described by Roger, R.I.P, here:...
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 06-11-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1,539
Posted By retinax
Yes, it seems more likely that you could find one...

Yes, it seems more likely that you could find one with a broken front. Fortunately normally the fronts are destroyed in a fall or so.
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 06-11-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1,539
Posted By retinax
If you're so inclined, wouldn't it be possible to...

If you're so inclined, wouldn't it be possible to buy or borrow another specimen, measure the radii of that element, and together with the focal length that your incomplete lens has, calculate what...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-11-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 3,023
Posted By retinax
Great news for the fans of Acros. I've never used...

Great news for the fans of Acros. I've never used it, how would you describe it in comparison to T-Max 100?

Hope this isn't too hard on other manufacturers like Adox, who specialize in medium and...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 06-10-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 812
Posted By retinax
Look into the techart autofocus adapters, that...

Look into the techart autofocus adapters, that could give af ability with all your lenses.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-09-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 331
Posted By retinax
First time I hear of such a thing. Great idea,...

First time I hear of such a thing. Great idea, hope they start making them in RF sizes (and cheap :o ). I'd usually rather use a rangefinder when I need a filter, as I don't have to look through it...
Forum: Photo Software 06-09-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 2,105
Posted By retinax
You could always try Darktable, which I'm quite...

You could always try Darktable, which I'm quite happy with, although I have no frame of reference really, or RawTherapee, which can do even more. They're open source, free, and still being updated...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-08-2019
Replies: 1
Views: 329
Posted By retinax
Congrats but in what way except speed is this an...

Congrats but in what way except speed is this an improvement over drying your film hanging in the shower or on the reel laying somewhere if you don't use an air filter?
Forum: Zeiss Contax 06-08-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 2,738
Posted By retinax
The uneven exposure looks like shutter trouble,...

The uneven exposure looks like shutter trouble, that was shot a a fast shutter speed, right? Maybe a trip back to the repair person is in order if it was supposed to be all good. I don't generally...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 06-08-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 2,738
Posted By retinax
Some of them look quite sharp, others not so...

Some of them look quite sharp, others not so much. Bokeh looks good to me in the cat photo. The sharpness gradient is really odd. Could that be a dslr-scanning issue? Not perfectly parallel? Although...
Forum: Chris Crawford 06-08-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,612
Posted By retinax
Folks, please refrain from the tirades. Not the...

Folks, please refrain from the tirades. Not the place.

And don't throw stones when you don't know your apostrophes in what I'll assume to be your mother tongue, ironically enough that's another...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 06-08-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,566
Posted By retinax
I agree! Now can we also restrict the number of...

I agree! Now can we also restrict the number of pictures a user can post in a thread? Kidding, most threads have wonderful pictures, we do want some threads where someone showcases ongoing quality...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-02-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 582
Posted By retinax
11 x 14 is not too large for trays to be used...

11 x 14 is not too large for trays to be used frequently and not too expensive, or one might even find something suitable as trays in a hardware or container store, even just getting a single one and...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-02-2019
Replies: 1,645
Views: 280,349
Posted By retinax
Citroen DS, MD Macro Rokkor 100, TMX, Foma RC...

Citroen DS, MD Macro Rokkor 100, TMX, Foma RC paper


https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/66531/U66531I1559500642.SEQ.1.jpg

(scratches on the sloppily processed work print, not the...
Forum: Chris Crawford 06-02-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,612
Posted By retinax
Congrats on the cat! Cats are such a delight. I...

Congrats on the cat! Cats are such a delight. I miss the one we had when I was a kid and hope to have one around again at some point. Unfortunately it seems like there are less and less places where...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-31-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 766
Posted By retinax
"sunny 16" is very optimistic and imho rarely...

"sunny 16" is very optimistic and imho rarely applies - only if everything in the scene that you're interested in is in full sun, and only if you're not too far North or South - beyond the 50th...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-28-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 473
Posted By retinax
Capping means there is no slit between the...

Capping means there is no slit between the curtains as they move across the film gate. This is desired while the shutter is being wound and undesirable when an exposure is supposed to happen, and it...
Forum: Optics Theory - 05-27-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 401
Posted By retinax
OP, people are understanding your question in two...

OP, people are understanding your question in two different ways. Are you looking for a lens to use on 135 or for one to use on 6x7? To me it sounds like you want to know the closest in 135 to a 90...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-27-2019
Replies: 232
Views: 48,572
Posted By retinax
If there's a shadow on the subject and you expose...

If there's a shadow on the subject and you expose for that shadow you're not overexposing. You're exposing correctly. You might try to give more than 1.5 stops, that's still a compromise exposure, in...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-27-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 473
Posted By retinax
You're right, that is very strange. Both the...

You're right, that is very strange. Both the pictures you show have a very bright bottom foreground, on the side opposite of the streak. It might be a reflection from something in the mirror box. Is...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-27-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 473
Posted By retinax
This is the first time I hear spotmatics were...

This is the first time I hear spotmatics were known for shutter issues. But yours looks like one. If the line is visible outside the frame, it's a light leak, if not, a shutter issue. If the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-26-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 482
Posted By retinax
Hate to be that guy, but these photos look pretty...

Hate to be that guy, but these photos look pretty flare-y. Not what I'd expect of this lens. The second one has obvious flare near the bright sky area and most of the others seem to have veiling...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-26-2019
Replies: 933
Views: 149,282
Posted By retinax
Wow. Lynn, something about the tonality and...

Wow. Lynn, something about the tonality and simple composition in this one totally does it for me.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-24-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,281
Posted By retinax
Is this the earlier style focusing ring?...

Is this the earlier style focusing ring? https://www.casualphotophile.com/2018/09/25/voigtlander-ultron-35mm-f-1-7-ltm-review/ My two specimens with haze were not like that, the focusing ring has...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-22-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,281
Posted By retinax
As I posted in another thread about my luckless...

As I posted in another thread about my luckless hunt for a haze-free 35 1.7 Ultron, a repair person told me he suspected it to be a problem with the optical cement used. That would certainly explain...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 05-20-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,106
Posted By retinax
Congrats! Ironically even on screen, it comes...

Congrats! Ironically even on screen, it comes across that they look amazing printed. I think you made an excellent selection, what I see here looks even better together than what I've seen you post...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-20-2019
Replies: 93
Views: 2,842
Posted By retinax
It certainly is shallow and the idealisation of...

It certainly is shallow and the idealisation of more or less traditional female behaviours, which have developed as a compliment to traditional male ones, is unreflected and silly.
Nevertheless...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-17-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 558
Posted By retinax
Ok sure, I've never considered the screen as a...

Ok sure, I've never considered the screen as a final presentation medium for fine art, for documentary work it has been for better or worse for a long time of course - most of us look at newspapers...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-17-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 558
Posted By retinax
Wait, you say pictures start looking like crap...

Wait, you say pictures start looking like crap only after you post them? But before, you must have viewed them on your computer and they look ok? Then that must mean they get shot when uploading,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-17-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 558
Posted By retinax
Can you give more explanations why you think...

Can you give more explanations why you think stuff on screen looks like crap? I certainty prefer looking at a print, but screens can look pretty good to me. That requires the screen to be high enough...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-17-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 3,316
Posted By retinax
Thanks. Looks similar, some pincushion...

Thanks. Looks similar, some pincushion distortion. Great, less GAS.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-17-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 3,316
Posted By retinax
How is the J-3 distortion-wise? The J-8 has a bit...

How is the J-3 distortion-wise? The J-8 has a bit of pincushion distortion which can be annoying for someone who, like me, likes architecture and placing horizons near the edge of the frame.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-15-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,358
Posted By retinax
Yeah I may have come around to that conclusion...

Yeah I may have come around to that conclusion too. Looking at paper puts film prices into perspective. Yesterday I placed an order and it didn't include cheap film, as I figured the price difference...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-14-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,358
Posted By retinax
Crisper grain sounds great. I don't quite follow...

Crisper grain sounds great. I don't quite follow what you're saying about blacks and whites, I take that to be properties of a print, not a negative. Does that mean it has a straighter curve/less...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-13-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,358
Posted By retinax
Thank you, I had totally forgotten about...

Thank you, I had totally forgotten about Nordfoto. They also have very good prices on tmax 400 and hp5+ in 120, either of that might be the way I'll go.
In which ways have you found the pan 400...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-12-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,358
Posted By retinax
OP here, that is interesting. It's not only about...

OP here, that is interesting. It's not only about 120, but ideally both 135 and 120.

Where would one get this PAN 400?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-12-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,358
Posted By retinax
Of course. I got confused, the naming with CHS...

Of course. I got confused, the naming with CHS and CHM is not very easy to memorize.

Actually under the Agfa APX branding the 30.5 meter rolls seem to be cheapest (50€), 36 frame rolls are indeed...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 05-12-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 465
Posted By retinax
If it's one or two frames at a time, perhaps one...

If it's one or two frames at a time, perhaps one could also develop them in black plastic film cans? I was thinking about doing that for figuring out developing times. Not sure if they are light...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-11-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,358
Posted By retinax
Some say that, others say it's not. In any case...

Some say that, others say it's not. In any case the Kentmere stuff under all the known labels, Agfa APX, Adox CHS... is not available in 120...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-11-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,358
Posted By retinax
I just realized Kentmere and Oreo N74 don't seem...

I just realized Kentmere and Oreo N74 don't seem to be available in 120. Is my only cheap option the Foma for 120?
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-09-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 631
Posted By retinax
Same here, it's a pretty interesting system for...

Same here, it's a pretty interesting system for travel IMHO, I also have the dedicated bag for it, which isn't very robust or ergonomic but good enough and can be stowed away in a tiny, light...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-09-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 287
Posted By retinax
Cool, can you describe the differences you've...

Cool, can you describe the differences you've found, if any?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-09-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 287
Posted By retinax
Adox HR-50 in normal developers

Another film question from me. I'm thinking about putting a few rolls of the stuff with the new, mysterious "speed boost tech" in my next order from fotoimpex. Adox recommends the special HR-50...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-09-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,358
Posted By retinax
Thank you. You wouldn't happen to know about N74...

Thank you. You wouldn't happen to know about N74 as well?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-09-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,358
Posted By retinax
Pushability ist a good point and matters too, but...

Pushability ist a good point and matters too, but I was mostly wondering about actual sensitivity as measured in shadow separation.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-09-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,358
Posted By retinax
Which of the cheapo b&w ISO 400 films has the highest actual sensitivity?

Hello folks,
I've been wondering - if I buy some cheaper ISO 400 film in addition to my beloved tmax 400, for fooling around with lenses that don't resolve that much anyway and for fun - I'd like to...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-08-2019
Replies: 55
Views: 1,383
Posted By retinax
When I was there with a 50 and a 35, I didn't...

When I was there with a 50 and a 35, I didn't feel I was missing out on anything, I just focused on making the best of it. In fact I think I pretty much only used the 50. Was with family and didn't...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 05-06-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 736
Posted By retinax
I did shot some film with other cameras during...

I did shot some film with other cameras during that time!

I didn't mean the film would loosen by sitting in the camera. Rather, that the curl it has from having sat wound around the spool is needed...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 05-06-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 736
Posted By retinax
I've had no such problems with Fomapan 200, which...

I've had no such problems with Fomapan 200, which I've shot a few rolls of.

I'm wondering about the causes. I don't think it can be only tight winding, something must keep the roll tight on the...
Forum: Digital Compacts 05-03-2019
Replies: 1,172
Views: 238,557
Posted By retinax
If there's much room for recovery, doesn't that...

If there's much room for recovery, doesn't that just mean that the standard profile in Lightroom or whatever you're using doesn't make good use of the dynamic range, rather than being a property of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-02-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 270
Posted By retinax
I hope you have reliable information about the...

I hope you have reliable information about the Bronica correction diopter – camera makers differ in their labeling, some write the actual optical power of the thing that you'd need to add to the...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-01-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 367
Posted By retinax
Take pictures at every step, from multiple...

Take pictures at every step, from multiple angles, and mark the parts as KoFe says, so that you'll know how it goes back together, then attack these screws - if this is anything like the Voigtländer...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-01-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 545
Posted By retinax
I think your best option is to move people into...

I think your best option is to move people into positions where the window light works in your favor. That's still less intrusive than flash. I don't have much experience with flash, but short of...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 05-01-2019
Replies: 54
Views: 2,112
Posted By retinax
Sorry for the very late reply, yes, that or if...

Sorry for the very late reply, yes, that or if the readings are not the same, find a compromise.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-01-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 270
Posted By retinax
Zero is flat glass. Dioptres are the inverse of...

Zero is flat glass. Dioptres are the inverse of the focal length in meters or some such. I believe you can imagine it like this: E.g -1 is to bring a shortsighted eye, the furthest focus of which is...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-01-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 270
Posted By retinax
No, the power remains the same, but it might...

No, the power remains the same, but it might simply not work well if it is an asymmetric element. I'm sure you have glasses as you ask a lot about diopters, just look through them from the other side...
Forum: Travel 04-30-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,138
Posted By retinax
Option 1 sounds better, the hologon is so much...

Option 1 sounds better, the hologon is so much better on film. If you must use the hologon that is. But then why do the longer FL on a digital camera? I would want my photography from a trip to be...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-28-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 294
Posted By retinax
The window is open in every mode on mine, the...

The window is open in every mode on mine, the shutter speed readout next to it isn't. In your picture I can't see if the window glass is actually there, it's supposed to be nearly flush with the...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 04-28-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,361
Posted By retinax
Are you pulling our legs? This is awful, and...

Are you pulling our legs? This is awful, and no-one can see what the lens can do because it's full of digital artifacts, blotches. Probably a very compressed jpeg.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-28-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 294
Posted By retinax
Congrats if this was it, if not, the repair I...

Congrats if this was it, if not, the repair I suggested is very doable for a beginner who doesn't have two left hands.
Regarding seeing the aperture in the finder, are you sure you didn't have a...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-28-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 294
Posted By retinax
You just need to remove the four screws that hold...

You just need to remove the four screws that hold the lens mounting flange and you'll see what I'm talking about.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-28-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 294
Posted By retinax
Mine had something similar, although I don't...

Mine had something similar, although I don't recall if it also affected the shutter speeds actually used. In any case I managed to cure it by cleaning and bending into shape the contacts of the...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-28-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 344
Posted By retinax
Yes there probably is an adhesive that joins...

Yes there probably is an adhesive that joins them, it's called an optical cement. Usually a special epoxy since the sixties, natural tree resins before that afaik. You do not want to separate them....
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-27-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 342
Posted By retinax
Someone pointed out here in a recent, similar...

Someone pointed out here in a recent, similar thread that yellow or reddish light leak patterns likely are tinted by the film's orange mask, i.e. from the back of the camera (incl. door hinge).
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-27-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,117
Posted By retinax
Ok if we're going to continue this, I'll need to...

Ok if we're going to continue this, I'll need to clarify that only points 3 and 4 are fairly uncontroversial.
1 has been discussed at length in this thread. 2 no. 5 black and white film is negative...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 04-24-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,361
Posted By retinax
This has been discussed not too long ago in this...

This has been discussed not too long ago in this thread https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?postid=2855919 (with a focus on wides). DSLRs still benefit from brighter finder image...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-23-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 332
Posted By retinax
Assuming you get the PCB coated, what about the...

Assuming you get the PCB coated, what about the other components? The sensor assembly would be more expensive to replace... I'm sure a weatherproof body and lens or if needed, even an underwater...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-23-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,170
Posted By retinax
Would you think very small damages to the paint...

Would you think very small damages to the paint there are significant? Mine is missing under a mm² in total... Then I should probably also touch it up.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-23-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,170
Posted By retinax
I, and others I'm sure, would be interested in...

I, and others I'm sure, would be interested in how you reduced the flaring. Was your lens hazy? Did you (re)paint the sides of the lens elements? How did you get in there?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-23-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,184
Posted By retinax
I used to like the pre-spotmatics better...

I used to like the pre-spotmatics better visually, but bought a spotmatic, the earlier cameras are rarer here in Europe where in their time, German cameras still reigned supreme. As my Spotmatic has...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-22-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,184
Posted By retinax
As people have already pointed out, batteries are...

As people have already pointed out, batteries are no issue, even alkalines work OK. Most meters work. And your reasoning about self timers is correct IMHO, if I were to buy another spotmatic it would...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-20-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 473
Posted By retinax
If something rubs, filing is likely not the...

If something rubs, filing is likely not the solution - the baffles can be gently bent (at your own risk).
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-19-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,117
Posted By retinax
You're overthinking this. If you're using...

You're overthinking this. If you're using negative film, be it black and white or color, give more exposure when in doubt. That's all you need to get you started.
And clearly our replies in this...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-18-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,170
Posted By retinax
Great article and photos, and you squeeze very...

Great article and photos, and you squeeze very nice colors out of that thing.
I'm quite fond of mine, too, although it may be a bit weaker than your copy. Distortion, never gets all that sharp away...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-16-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,117
Posted By retinax
The histogram doesn't tell you which part of your...

The histogram doesn't tell you which part of your scene has what brightness, which can be important. For difficult exposure, you can use the spot metering function as someone has explained above....
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-15-2019
Replies: 727
Views: 149,902
Posted By retinax
Wow these are excellent. How did you meter?...

Wow these are excellent. How did you meter? Average reading or spot for the highlights? I always wonder with subjects like this and people say "at ISO 4762", that could mean a lot of different things...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-13-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 281
Posted By retinax
I'm hoping foam will last much longer than that,...

I'm hoping foam will last much longer than that, so if you do remember where you got it, please let us know.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-13-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 369
Posted By retinax
Only relevant if one puts in film that's warmer...

Only relevant if one puts in film that's warmer than the environment, because:




If you actually store color-for-critical-applications or super high sensitivity film long enough, in a warm enough...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-13-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 281
Posted By retinax
Wollen yarn is often recommended, I'm just...

Wollen yarn is often recommended, I'm just starting using that and don't have and experience to share yet other than that black, real wool and the right thickness is surprisingly hard to find.
Could...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 04-10-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 691
Posted By retinax
Mikhail: https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgalle...

Mikhail:
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/3616/U3616I1554745257.SEQ.0.jpg
Lv72:
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/26539/U26539I1554728146.SEQ.1.jpg
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-09-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 1,125
Posted By retinax
Why not buy one of those wide-angle add-on lenses...

Why not buy one of those wide-angle add-on lenses that go in front of your phone's camera, that would allow easy composition in square format. I see no need for it to be MF, native square format or...
Forum: Optics Theory - 04-05-2019
Replies: 86
Views: 2,197
Posted By retinax
You get tons of good advice (and some ridicule..)...

You get tons of good advice (and some ridicule..) and choose to listen only to the one person who says buying more gear is the solution? Suit yourself. This is an expensive and slow way to learn, but...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 04-05-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 555
Posted By retinax
Imho, rare-ish cameras like these have some value...

Imho, rare-ish cameras like these have some value as historical artifacts. Of course it deserves to be used. But I'd leave the traces of the life it's lived visible. Restoration to original condition...
Forum: Optics Theory - 04-04-2019
Replies: 86
Views: 2,197
Posted By retinax
Sorry, but this is nonsense. Please convince...

Sorry, but this is nonsense. Please convince yourself with a comparison of different formats with lenses with identical fov shot side by side.
Forum: Optics Theory - 04-04-2019
Replies: 86
Views: 2,197
Posted By retinax
Are you certain you see lens distortion and not...

Are you certain you see lens distortion and not perspective? This comes up quite often. That things further away are depicted smaller, making rectangles into trapezoids etc., is not something that...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-28-2019
Replies: 91
Views: 2,655
Posted By retinax
Would that be because for the green and red...

Would that be because for the green and red pixels, it's a low light situation?
Otherwise yes, sky issues are common but not that hard to avoid.




Exactly.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-27-2019
Replies: 91
Views: 2,655
Posted By retinax
Yes, that's grain aliasing. Happens when the...

Yes, that's grain aliasing. Happens when the scanner doesn't resolve the grain, but it does throw densities of individual pixels off. Then it's often compounded by sharpening. I wonder why people try...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-26-2019
Replies: 91
Views: 2,655
Posted By retinax
Hmm motion picture aside, if you can see less...

Hmm motion picture aside, if you can see less detail in nature than in digital images in web resolution on a computer screen, you might need (new) glasses. Or are we talking about oversharpened...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-26-2019
Replies: 91
Views: 2,655
Posted By retinax
I agree with your points about color. Getting...

I agree with your points about color. Getting digital color right is really really hard.
I can't follow your argument about black and white though. Especially if we're talking about looking at...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-24-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 2,930
Posted By retinax
No experience with these cameras here, but... If...

No experience with these cameras here, but... If the leather is indeed glued on with shellack, the right solvent is ethanol. Ask me how I accidentally confirmed my guitar is actually finished with...
Forum: Optics Theory - 03-23-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 731
Posted By retinax
Seems very unlikely to me, but measure away!

Seems very unlikely to me, but measure away!
Forum: Optics Theory - 03-23-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 731
Posted By retinax
You'd certainly need to strip the lens of all...

You'd certainly need to strip the lens of all unnecessary parts like the mounting flange. Measuring the flange/focus distance should be your next step, this will determine if it's possible, then you...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-22-2019
Replies: 91
Views: 2,655
Posted By retinax
I prefer film because I want to make darkroom...

I prefer film because I want to make darkroom prints, I like the cameras and the process. But I don't buy into the idea that scanned film can't be matched by digital capture (except in rare...
Forum: Travel 03-22-2019
Replies: 154
Views: 5,224
Posted By retinax
This post is already inspiring on it's own,...

This post is already inspiring on it's own, looking forward to seeing the photographs!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-21-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 673
Posted By retinax
If beer is a decent developer, why don't we hear...

If beer is a decent developer, why don't we hear more about how it's a great health drink due to antioxidant properties? The two properties are the same; only a few other, less healthy properties...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 03-16-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 2,242
Posted By retinax
Sorry, I won't subject myself to watching...

Sorry, I won't subject myself to watching Northrup for this. But yes, we will continue to analyse what we like, as much as we like.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-14-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 339
Posted By retinax
Are you waiting for your lawyer? We can help...

Are you waiting for your lawyer? We can help better if you disclose more information. ;)
Forum: Olympus RF 03-14-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 551
Posted By retinax
A lens hood could help if you decide to use it...

A lens hood could help if you decide to use it with the scratches. I'd try to find some sort of plastic tube that fits on the lens, go to your local drugstore/chemist's and look at the lids of...
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