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Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 97
Posted By valdas
I use them all the time to dry FB paper. It does...

I use them all the time to dry FB paper. It does not work for RC though, the RC emulsion would probably melt (that's what internet says). It’s not ideal though - in order to get a nice gloss one...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 97
Posted By valdas
I don’t know how this thing is called in English,...

I don’t know how this thing is called in English, it’s basically a dryer with two shiny metal plates. You put a photo on the plate (with the help of special rubber roller), put on the dryer and in...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 2 Days Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 465
Posted By valdas
Huss, stop posting those pictures or I will have...

Huss, stop posting those pictures or I will have to ask moderators to close this thread because I start regretting I have sold mine... :)
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Days Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 890
Posted By valdas
I used to take Rolleiflex to all my travels (I...

I used to take Rolleiflex to all my travels (I still do sometimes), but for street photography it was a bit too slow and heavy, so I bought Fuji GA645 - now it’s my favourite travel p&s.
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Days Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 890
Posted By valdas
Noooo, those envious Germans will try to steal it...

Noooo, those envious Germans will try to steal it back:)

Seriously, I am surprised how “safety” issue pops up always when somebody discusses travel. As if “non travel” is somehow different in terms...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 4 Days Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 205
Posted By valdas
I had one faulty T2 that always focused on...

I had one faulty T2 that always focused on infinity. I did not notice this at first due to DOF, but it became obvious when I shot a few frames at wide aperture and close distance.
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 108
Views: 2,474
Posted By valdas
You’d pay for a brand anyway, logo or no logo....

You’d pay for a brand anyway, logo or no logo. Logo is just a symbol. I can’t imagine the situation you don’t pay for a camera brand. It has to be a complete commodity and cameras are not.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 895
Posted By valdas
I have those from time I bought >100 Rollei...

I have those from time I bought >100 Rollei films. Great stuff. I think it was available at macodirect as empty containers as well.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 465
Posted By valdas
I used to own one. Paid 2€ :) I really love this...

I used to own one. Paid 2€ :) I really love this camera and the IQ it produces. The only issue is that when batteries start to drain it does not stop shooting immediately, but starts underexposing...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 255
Views: 32,903
Posted By valdas
Contax G2 with Planar 45mm...

Contax G2 with Planar 45mm f2.0:

https://live.staticflickr.com/1889/44566704732_a16e7ae1d9_c.jpg

Bessa R2a with J3:

https://live.staticflickr.com/4402/36707099941_02a62d3910_c.jpg
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 1 Week Ago
Replies: 74
Views: 3,647
Posted By valdas
I wasted the whole two minutes of my life...

I wasted the whole two minutes of my life scanning this thread and WHAT? No pictures?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 89
Views: 1,659
Posted By valdas
Ok, Vista 200, but we agreed it is the same...

Ok, Vista 200, but we agreed it is the same film...

https://live.staticflickr.com/936/29911579148_25674e72ab_c.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 89
Views: 1,659
Posted By valdas
C200 - isn't it the same as Vista200? Pretty good...

C200 - isn't it the same as Vista200? Pretty good film and used to be really cheap. Now I found a source for an expired/discontinued Superia 100 (a bit less than 2.5 EUR per roll of 36) which is also...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 113
Views: 2,694
Posted By valdas
You can’t beat Rolleiflex when it comes to...

You can’t beat Rolleiflex when it comes to getting attention, I experienced that many times.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 113
Views: 2,694
Posted By valdas
7s works in fully manual mode (no battery...

7s works in fully manual mode (no battery required), then it works fine with LR/SR batteries or a simple voltage reducing adaptor is a simple solution (I use those for OM1). Fed’s advantage (if we...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 212
Views: 5,096
Posted By valdas
It was for a while, now Pandas are back again...

It was for a while, now Pandas are back again...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 113
Views: 2,694
Posted By valdas
Well, my experience - for some reason those old...

Well, my experience - for some reason those old Japanese RFs just work :) I guess there is a reason why Toyota is no 1 or 2 automotive company in the world (with VW)... old cars, old cameras...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 212
Views: 5,096
Posted By valdas
Panda thing is not funny anymore... How about -...

Panda thing is not funny anymore... How about - “we are flickr and we know we suck”. Cos you really do...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 113
Views: 2,694
Posted By valdas
I can understand gambling with J3 - the...

I can understand gambling with J3 - the difference in price vs a German/Japanese fast lens is significant, and I have to admit - J3 is quite a decent lens... But FSU cameras... Why bother? Fixed lens...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 113
Views: 2,694
Posted By valdas
Yes, that’s about the market price for a silver...

Yes, that’s about the market price for a silver J3, although in good condition. I have just checked some local ads -160€ for a CLA’d silver version J3...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 113
Views: 2,694
Posted By valdas
Just out of curiosity - how much did it cost?

Just out of curiosity - how much did it cost?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 113
Views: 2,694
Posted By valdas
A couple of cameras myself (Smena, Zenit) and all...

A couple of cameras myself (Smena, Zenit) and all the people around me had same experiences. We even had a saying “russian machines like to be hit” meaning it took some force quite often to get...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 113
Views: 2,694
Posted By valdas
The fact is that QC has never been a thing in FSU...

The fact is that QC has never been a thing in FSU and many things did not properly work right of the box. Been there, seen it many times, including cameras...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 99
Views: 2,906
Posted By valdas
https://live.staticflickr.com/4753/38918099705_b6e...

https://live.staticflickr.com/4753/38918099705_b6e4b37176_z.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 1,485
Posted By valdas
Import VAT is applicable to all goods, there is...

Import VAT is applicable to all goods, there is nothing special related to photography. Tariffs? I am not aware of any... And I am not sure “imported photography in EU” is something that worries us...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 113
Views: 2,694
Posted By valdas
I have a black J-3 from seventies and the focus...

I have a black J-3 from seventies and the focus is OK on my Bessa R2a via cheap adapter.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-14-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 470
Posted By valdas
I developed many times ECN films in xtol as well...

I developed many times ECN films in xtol as well as rollei supergrain, don't remember about rodinal, but should work as well. here is an example - long time (about 20 years ago?) expired Fuji...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-14-2019
Replies: 5,550
Views: 950,263
Posted By valdas
Espresso Spritz and Agfa Optima...

Espresso Spritz and Agfa Optima Sensor...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47850739881_ac59e167b0_b.jpg
Forum: Travel 04-21-2019
Replies: 154
Views: 4,828
Posted By valdas
Margus, I enjoyed very much From Estonia with...

Margus, I enjoyed very much From Estonia with Love - great photos an very well written as well (I think by your wife?). And those photos now are even more captivating. Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-08-2019
Replies: 262
Views: 14,191
Posted By valdas
RIP Roger.

RIP Roger.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 04-06-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,601
Posted By valdas
Hey, it was not the sixth sense, believe me :)...

Hey, it was not the sixth sense, believe me :) Those taxes make it not attractive and I still have my other Bessas (R4M/R2a)...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 04-05-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 417
Posted By valdas
I am sorry, I have F8, but can’t answer your...

I am sorry, I have F8, but can’t answer your questions. The Widelux I bought was (and is) in excellent condition (both cosmetics and functionally). I disagree it only has some historical value, it is...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 03-30-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 926
Posted By valdas
those are just great great photos...

those are just great great photos...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 03-29-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 213
Posted By valdas
In Lithuania, where I live, he's an icon. I have...

In Lithuania, where I live, he's an icon. I have several of his books and really love his work.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 03-28-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,531
Posted By valdas
I would gladly pay international shipping if...

I would gladly pay international shipping if you'd be fine to post to Europe...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 03-22-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 363
Posted By valdas
No intention to resell... So maybe it will be a...

No intention to resell... So maybe it will be a FP100 summer this year for me, I guess mine has the expiration date around 2018...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 03-22-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 363
Posted By valdas
I am wondering how age sensitive this film is? I...

I am wondering how age sensitive this film is? I still have maybe 50-60 packs in the fridge (I bought a lot when it was announced it would be discontinued).
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-19-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,469
Posted By valdas
Very interesting. I am glad I am buying this film...

Very interesting. I am glad I am buying this film and will surely continue supporting their business.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-09-2019
Replies: 568
Red
Views: 135,067
Posted By valdas
Expired Fuji Superia...

Expired Fuji Superia 100

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7834/33159809578_139a11e2fd_b.jpg
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 01-12-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 1,521
Posted By valdas
Yes, exactly - I have done this, a bit PITA...

Yes, exactly - I have done this, a bit PITA process, but I managed to nail it, so it's worth doing, it's really nice camera after all.
Forum: Olympus RF 10-02-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 630
Posted By valdas
I think it happens everywhere - cheap is always...

I think it happens everywhere - cheap is always suspicious. I have just bought Olympus XA on ebay (from UK I assumed, but in fact it was Isle of Man). Anyway - it was with "minor issue" - poor RF...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 09-23-2018
Replies: 69
Views: 2,651
Posted By valdas
#VilniusSkaito stands for Vilnius...

#VilniusSkaito stands for Vilnius reading.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1790/29337880578_c1b3266f62_c.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-11-2018
Replies: 8,778
Views: 855,764
Posted By valdas
Mint and working Agfa Optima Sensor 535. It's not...

Mint and working Agfa Optima Sensor 535. It's not that I wanted or needed one, but I could not leave it when it was 8€... so I will play with it for a while...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-11-2018
Replies: 568
Red
Views: 135,067
Posted By valdas
Contax G2, expired Ultramax...

Contax G2, expired Ultramax 400:

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1889/44566704732_a16e7ae1d9_c.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-11-2018
Replies: 91
Views: 2,738
Posted By valdas
Neither jaded nor excited... Those are just toys....

Neither jaded nor excited... Those are just toys. But we surely like toys, despite our age. What excites me are breakthroughs in health sciences, environment protection (e.g. energy saving). Cameras...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-11-2018
Replies: 433
Views: 32,461
Posted By valdas
Old (develop before 1995) Agfa APX 100,...

Old (develop before 1995) Agfa APX 100, Rolleiflex 3.5F

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1875/42721255570_69633bd625_b.jpg

Same Agfa APX 100, Flexora...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-11-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 1,402
Posted By valdas
+1. I bought several bulk rolls of Silvermax when...

+1. I bought several bulk rolls of Silvermax when it was somewhat cheaper. It works out to approx 3 EUR per roll which I believe is a very fair price for such a great film...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-09-2018
Replies: 1,131
Views: 227,803
Posted By valdas
Konica Autoreflex (half/full frame), Hexanon...

Konica Autoreflex (half/full frame), Hexanon 28mm/2.8, HP5:

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1883/44402606591_87c1e8a44e_b.jpg
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 09-08-2018
Replies: 30
Views: 1,258
Posted By valdas
So now there is a bike left on the curb?

So now there is a bike left on the curb?
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-06-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 1,766
Posted By valdas
...or you can just pretend it's a scratched film...

...or you can just pretend it's a scratched film and live with it :)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-03-2018
Replies: 173
Views: 10,328
Posted By valdas
I normally take a couple of Bessa bodies and...

I normally take a couple of Bessa bodies and Hexar AF (or Contax T2), leave M6 at home, but not because of value - because of weight. Then I choose appropriate focal lenths for a particular trip. As...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-02-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 634
Posted By valdas
Choosing a name for a company is not as easy as...

Choosing a name for a company is not as easy as it might look...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-28-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 393
Posted By valdas
Kodak 50D is a color film, so how does it print?...

Kodak 50D is a color film, so how does it print? Exposure, contrast - is it very different from BW film printing in terms of time adjustments?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-27-2018
Replies: 33
Views: 3,037
Posted By valdas
AGFA APX100 expired in 1995, exposed at box...

AGFA APX100 expired in 1995, exposed at box speed, shot with Flexora TLR (developed a month ago):

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/929/43038669835_b7016b27ff_c.jpg
Forum: Fuji X Series 08-26-2018
Replies: 71
Views: 2,911
Posted By valdas
Dear moderators, if you believe the post was not...

Dear moderators, if you believe the post was not appropriate, you better delete it completely rather than erase a part of it and leave the unfinished sentence which makes no sense at all...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 08-19-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 1,091
Posted By valdas
I think it is genuine, but contains a spelling...

I think it is genuine, but contains a spelling error - it must be Kontax...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-18-2018
Replies: 66
Views: 2,633
Posted By valdas
I bought most of my Leica stuff 10-15 years ago....

I bought most of my Leica stuff 10-15 years ago. I am seriously tempted to go cheap now - sell Leica and use other stuff (CV and SLRs). I can easily get twice as much compared to what I paid. I sold...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-18-2018
Replies: 66
Views: 2,633
Posted By valdas
I am using Fuji GA645 and I love it (I am also a...

I am using Fuji GA645 and I love it (I am also a user of Rolleiflex and Mamiya TLR). The whole point of this 6x4.5 is that it is basically medium format P&S. Auto focus, auto exposure, other "auto"...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-13-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 232
Posted By valdas
I realize it's not fully ortho, but still -...

I realize it's not fully ortho, but still - reduced sensitivity to red specter and reported issues with red filter, so I was wondering in there is more adjustment needed with orange. I guess I'll...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-13-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 232
Posted By valdas
yes, I have read this, and this triggered my...

yes, I have read this, and this triggered my hesitation- I guess red could be too much of the risk (or need to experiment with the exposure), but not sure about orange... yellow is safe, I assume...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-13-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 232
Posted By valdas
The reason I asked is that, I understand, fully...

The reason I asked is that, I understand, fully ortho film (with no red sensitivity) makes red and orange filters impossible or compensation should be much more than normally (e.g for panchromatic...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-13-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 232
Posted By valdas
Efke R50 response to contrast filters

If I am not mistake Efke 50 (35/120- KB and R) has somewhat reduced spectral sensitivity to red. So, I was wondering if I can use orange filter with this film. Any real life experience (what exposure...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-12-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 842
Posted By valdas
To me it sounds like a good reason to love EU...

To me it sounds like a good reason to love EU...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-05-2018
Replies: 157
Views: 4,097
Posted By valdas
Oh, but you can see a lot of "food as it comes" -...

Oh, but you can see a lot of "food as it comes" - check variuos FB photos, curtesy of the smartphone...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 08-03-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 1,728
Posted By valdas
I am not sure... I had one broken mju 1, put that...

I am not sure... I had one broken mju 1, put that on ebay "for spares/repair" and it was immediately purchased (UK buyer). 20£ for non-working camera...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 08-03-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 1,728
Posted By valdas
One of the reasons I love Mju II is that this...

One of the reasons I love Mju II is that this camera tends to prioritize wide aperture thus making DOF quite narrow - great for portraits. I know - not so good for landscape, but it depends on what...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-03-2018
Replies: 157
Views: 4,097
Posted By valdas
I think WW words were taken too literally. I...

I think WW words were taken too literally. I don't see him denying progress or pronouncing that photography is dead because of smartphones. It is just a reflection that it's a different type of...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-03-2018
Replies: 568
Red
Views: 135,067
Posted By valdas
Contax G2, expired Superia...

Contax G2, expired Superia 100

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/936/29911579148_25674e72ab_c.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-03-2018
Replies: 157
Views: 4,097
Posted By valdas
Not all the change is a positive change.

Not all the change is a positive change.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 08-03-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 1,728
Posted By valdas
The price is obscene, it became a cult camera. I...

The price is obscene, it became a cult camera. I had many mju's II - bought them for 5 to 30€, played, sold for much more. But I always keep at least one mju II ( it happens to be the one I bought...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-02-2018
Replies: 157
Views: 4,097
Posted By valdas
when you push the button even without an...

when you push the button even without an intention to look at what you did, how is that a photography in the way we used to know it?... or maybe just watch the interview...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-02-2018
Replies: 157
Views: 4,097
Posted By valdas
and who says it's a problem. It's just a fact...

and who says it's a problem. It's just a fact proving it's different now.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-02-2018
Replies: 157
Views: 4,097
Posted By valdas
Well, then he is definitely a genius :) And, I...

Well, then he is definitely a genius :)

And, I guess, there is a valid reason people want to listed to Wim Wnders, not Kim Wenders (regardless if he's wrong or right, 100% or 76.5%) :)
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-02-2018
Replies: 157
Views: 4,097
Posted By valdas
In boxes, albums, attic, cellar - wherever - they...

In boxes, albums, attic, cellar - wherever - they are alive in a sense that next generation might discover and love them and pass to another generation. Now the button is pushed even without...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-02-2018
Replies: 157
Views: 4,097
Posted By valdas
I think WW is 100% right. It's not about the...

I think WW is 100% right. It's not about the medium (and he acknowledges the technological advances and advantages it offers). It's about our attitude and how we use the technology. In most of cases...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-01-2018
Replies: 157
Views: 4,097
Posted By valdas
I don't think WW is the guy who needs attention...

I don't think WW is the guy who needs attention...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-01-2018
Replies: 1,501
Views: 193,959
Posted By valdas
Expired Vista 200, Contax...

Expired Vista 200, Contax G2

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/936/29911579148_25674e72ab_c.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-31-2018
Replies: 82
Views: 16,296
Posted By valdas
A couple of test shots (of Christmas tree with...

A couple of test shots (of Christmas tree with Rokinon 24mm f/3.5 Tilt-Shift).
Cinestill 800, Nikon...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-30-2018
Replies: 126
Views: 5,699
Posted By valdas
Considering low budget (75€) I'd go for Konica...

Considering low budget (75€) I'd go for Konica T3. And Hexanon 50/1.7 is quite outstanding lens.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-30-2018
Replies: 22
Q?
Views: 1,142
Posted By valdas
Is it comig from Q branch? No? Then no... The...

Is it comig from Q branch? No? Then no... The licence to shoot at $4.5k, really?
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-30-2018
Replies: 124
Views: 4,370
Posted By valdas
I stopped worrying about this. I have full...

I stopped worrying about this. I have full freezer of film (three years of shooting or so) and some powder developer, I keep replenishing it. When it's over, it's over. But it is not over until it is...
Forum: Digital Compacts 07-30-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 827
Posted By valdas
I agree with the the opinion "no there...

I agree with the the opinion "no there isn`t".
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-30-2018
Replies: 193
Views: 24,614
Posted By valdas
Expired Superia 100, Bessa R2A,...

Expired Superia 100, Bessa R2A, Jupiter-3

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1773/43692353662_652419ee55_z.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-28-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 586
Posted By valdas
Yeah... and free postage :) That is too cheap...

Yeah... and free postage :) That is too cheap even for empty boxes... Why the scam is so unsophisticated, are they looking for really really naive people?
Forum: RFF News 07-21-2018
Replies: 66
Views: 7,548
Posted By valdas
Not "several Central European countries", but...

Not "several Central European countries", but most of them... From new EU members only Hungary, Romania and Latvia are below US"...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 06-30-2018
Replies: 41
Views: 5,339
Posted By valdas
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4476/26174633419_96...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4476/26174633419_96a04a5cc1_b.jpg
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 06-29-2018
Replies: 86
Views: 3,875
Posted By valdas
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4612/40041377122_38...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4612/40041377122_386b22b7e7_b.jpg
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-29-2018
Replies: 123
Views: 4,428
Posted By valdas
I think they are already there and using Sputnik...

I think they are already there and using Sputnik (translation - Sattelite) cameras...

http://camerapedia.wikia.com/wiki/Sputnik
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-23-2018
Replies: 8,778
Views: 855,764
Posted By valdas
Konica Hexanon 85/1.8 lens.

Konica Hexanon 85/1.8 lens.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-18-2018
Replies: 37
Views: 1,606
Posted By valdas
Hexanon 40/1.8. Great lens.

Hexanon 40/1.8. Great lens.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-15-2018
Replies: 41
Views: 1,629
Posted By valdas
So they have Steve Jobs poster on the wall and...

So they have Steve Jobs poster on the wall and want to bring film back???
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 06-15-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 5,089
Posted By valdas
Great photos, Simon, as always... and best of...

Great photos, Simon, as always... and best of luck to your country, I hope it will find the right way at the end...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 06-14-2018
Replies: 74
Views: 4,008
Posted By valdas
The first law of Leica says “make sure you spell...

The first law of Leica says “make sure you spell Leica” correctly... And be nice to her...

http://historycollection.co/heartbreaking-photographs-laika-soviet-space-dog/
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-08-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 1,439
Posted By valdas
It is quite OK bokeh I see from my SMC Takumar,...

It is quite OK bokeh I see from my SMC Takumar, but nothing special, I like much more Hexanon 50/1,7 (which is much cheaper)...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-02-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 742
Posted By valdas
Yes, you are right, a regulation, my mistake, it...

Yes, you are right, a regulation, my mistake, it actually replaces the directive 95/46/EC...

Surely, there could be implications, but all the panic of how bad it can be for street photography is a...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-01-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 742
Posted By valdas
And we’d all go back to Nokia 3310...

And we’d all go back to Nokia 3310...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-01-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 742
Posted By valdas
Why do people read “facebook” type news (not even...

Why do people read “facebook” type news (not even written by a laywer) rather than an actual document? As it was said above - it is just BS...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-01-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 742
Posted By valdas
The right of freeedom of expression remains a...

The right of freeedom of expression remains a fundamental right in EU’s Charter of Fundamental rights. No directive can replace it.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-01-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 742
Posted By valdas
Just a quick quote from the...

Just a quick quote from the regulation:

153)
Member States law should reconcile the rules governing freedom of expression and information, including journalistic, academic, artistic and or literary...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-01-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 742
Posted By valdas
That’s a lot of misinterpretation and...

That’s a lot of misinterpretation and speculation. Yes, quite a bit of uncertainty because of lack of understanding, surely, it can cause some tension, but in general it targets quite differnt...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-31-2018
Replies: 45
Views: 1,459
Posted By valdas
Be careful with expired Velvia, it tend to turn...

Be careful with expired Velvia, it tend to turn red/purple if kept in unproper conditions.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 05-30-2018
Replies: 2
Views: 1,311
Posted By valdas
I just bought one for 1 EUR at the local flea...

I just bought one for 1 EUR at the local flea market. It has exactly the same problem - the film would not rewind back, it has to be done manually in the dark. I'm still to develop the film and check...
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 05-30-2018
Replies: 141
Views: 35,074
Posted By valdas
I have just watched Mike Felt movie - FBI was...

I have just watched Mike Felt movie - FBI was obviously using Nikon F during the Watergate :) Does it make them "good guys"?
Forum: RFF Polls 04-30-2018
Replies: 43
Views: 1,367
Posted By valdas
Contax/Yashica and then Konica AR

Contax/Yashica and then Konica AR
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-29-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 750
Posted By valdas
I am quite happy with Steiner SkyHawk Pro 8x42

I am quite happy with Steiner SkyHawk Pro 8x42
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-28-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 1,024
Posted By valdas
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Post deleted
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 04-28-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 1,489
Posted By valdas
Great stuff, thanks for sharing

Great stuff, thanks for sharing
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-28-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 1,023
Posted By valdas
1/8 or 1/15 might explain the lack of sharpnes in...

1/8 or 1/15 might explain the lack of sharpnes in case I’m not sure why (just as an example of “what”)... but in general yes - I care more about my developing notes. I do not take any shooting notes...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-27-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 1,023
Posted By valdas
#1 camera/lens/film/f stop/exposure #2 I do it...

#1 camera/lens/film/f stop/exposure
#2 I do it myself. If I ask a lab to develop a color film, the only info they would need to know if they need to push.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-27-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 1,356
Posted By valdas
I have noticed that many are quite indifferent to...

I have noticed that many are quite indifferent to bokeh... It would be quite high on the list for me - I hate the "nervous" bokeh.... and don't care that much if bricks are not that well aligned...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-26-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 1,641
Posted By valdas
I was considering it for a while, but minimum...

I was considering it for a while, but minimum focusing distance of some 2.6 meters is really a significant shortcoming. I went for Mamiya C330 and tele lenses instead - I have 105mm and 180mm and...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-25-2018
Replies: 0
Views: 380
Posted By valdas
Konica Autoreflex mirror repair

I have just picked another Konica Autoreflex full/half frame camera. Nice overall conditions, shutter speeds sound right, the issue is with the mirror. It seems that the mechanism that makes the...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-24-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 494
Posted By valdas
Was the focus on infinity?

Was the focus on infinity?
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 04-24-2018
Replies: 35
Views: 1,968
Posted By valdas
Maybe some pictures? I am intrigued... P.S. you...

Maybe some pictures? I am intrigued...

P.S. you were faster...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 04-21-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 860
Posted By valdas
It is some kind of bug with the link - it only...

It is some kind of bug with the link - it only showed me Proimage film when I opened it from my iphone, but directed correctly to P&S page when opened from ipad... Proimage is well known here in...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-18-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 618
Posted By valdas
https://www.fotoimpex.de/shop/filme/adox-silvermax...

https://www.fotoimpex.de/shop/filme/adox-silvermax-meterware-305m100ft-doppelseitig-perforiert.html

Adox Silvermax is 49 EUR per 30.5m bulk roll at fotoimpex. you actually get closer to 20 rolls...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-17-2018
Replies: 1,131
Views: 227,803
Posted By valdas
Contax T2, Fuji Superia 100 (expired in...

Contax T2, Fuji Superia 100 (expired in 2010):

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/806/26402868807_5bcb7b845b_b.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-17-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 890
Posted By valdas
Same here, just a couple of weeks ago bought C-41...

Same here, just a couple of weeks ago bought C-41 and E6 from Maco and then some fixer - all liquids...

And just tried to place an order now (all works fine, although it ships using UPS to my...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-16-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 5,191
Posted By valdas
They call ir orthopanchromatic, tech sheet shows...

They call ir orthopanchromatic, tech sheet shows reduced red sensitivity, but I did not find it to be a problem for me. Check out some images on flickr, there are plenty of good examples of what it...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-16-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 5,191
Posted By valdas
I still have some old APX and also Rollei Retro...

I still have some old APX and also Rollei Retro 100 (I guess it is the same), but I don't see any disadvantages in Silvermax. I did not do any scientific tests, I am a bit sceptical when it comes to...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-16-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 5,191
Posted By valdas
All I know is the situation with the Silvermax in...

All I know is the situation with the Silvermax in my freezer. I can influence this situation and it is currently quite good with many bulk rolls that will last long enough for me to enjoy this film.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-10-2018
Replies: 41
Views: 4,108
Posted By valdas
deleted...

deleted...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-10-2018
Replies: 81
Views: 4,286
Posted By valdas
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/751/21265217882_b78...

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/751/21265217882_b78e154711_b.jpg

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8522/8493849531_ea31a4785f_z.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-09-2018
Replies: 41
Views: 4,108
Posted By valdas
deleted...

deleted...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-04-2018
Replies: 224
Views: 14,253
Posted By valdas
Could be, but in general - why would one care...

Could be, but in general - why would one care about a box? It sounds to me as a bit of fetishism :). A film is a film... Less boxes, less trees are cut...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-04-2018
Replies: 224
Views: 14,253
Posted By valdas
yes, correct. still, it does not mean it does not...

yes, correct. still, it does not mean it does not exist, check this one:

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/224785-USA/Fujifilm_15341033_Neopan_Acros_100_120_Professional.html
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-03-2018
Replies: 224
Views: 14,253
Posted By valdas
Yes, fair comment. I can see one pack box images...

Yes, fair comment. I can see one pack box images on internet, so it was probably available, but rather as an...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-03-2018
Replies: 224
Views: 14,253
Posted By valdas
https://www.macodirect.de/en/film/black-white-film...

https://www.macodirect.de/en/film/black-white-films/1759/fuji-neopan-acros-100-roll-film-120
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-03-2018
Replies: 129
Views: 11,863
Posted By valdas
That is basically OT trolling. I also don’t get...

That is basically OT trolling. I also don’t get how religious reasons of wearing some stuff is different from fashion. It’s just a different religion.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-31-2018
Replies: 224
Views: 14,253
Posted By valdas
As far as “orthopanchromatic” goes, we have Adox...

As far as “orthopanchromatic” goes, we have Adox Silvermax, Adox CMS 20 and probably some more if you want reduced red sensitivity... And I still have around 100 rolls of Efke R50 in my freezer...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-31-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 627
Posted By valdas
Shipping is not the issue, the issue is when the...

Shipping is not the issue, the issue is when the item is sent back and is stuck at customs and they want me to pay import VAT. The documentation proving it was the repair is the key - and this is an...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-31-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 627
Posted By valdas
thanks guys, will try battery first and then...

thanks guys, will try battery first and then maybe email Miles Whitehead...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-31-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 627
Posted By valdas
Contax G repair in Europe

I recently purchased Contax G2 which apparently has some issues of electronic nature. In the first roll I shot there was a empty (blank) frame. In the second roll there were 6 bad frames. 3 frames...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 03-25-2018
Replies: 71
Views: 4,191
Posted By valdas
I don’t approve it, but to be fair, it says “The...

I don’t approve it, but to be fair, it says “The sourcing of elephant skin is from elephants that died of natural causes, from governed reserves where the sale of skin goes into managing the...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 03-18-2018
Replies: 56
Views: 7,007
Posted By valdas
GA645, Adox...

GA645, Adox CHM125

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1539/24351996313_5287cdeb5f_z.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-10-2018
Replies: 8,778
Views: 855,764
Posted By valdas
30.5m bulk of Neopan 400 (expired in 2001, but...

30.5m bulk of Neopan 400 (expired in 2001, but pushed @1600 and it is nice!) and also Adox CMS20 and Silvermax bulk...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-03-2018
Replies: 1,344
Views: 263,340
Posted By valdas
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4517/37682060884_a6...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4517/37682060884_a69c1960d2_z.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-01-2018
Replies: 127
Views: 61,705
Posted By valdas
This free shipping threshold is only for...

This free shipping threshold is only for Germany... I am happy with both, but normally I more often find stuff I need at Maco, and they used to have quite good discounts for near...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-01-2018
Replies: 127
Views: 61,705
Posted By valdas
I should add macodirect.de for Europe (they even...

I should add macodirect.de for Europe (they even offer free shipping if an order exceeds a certain value).
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-01-2018
Replies: 152
Views: 6,743
Posted By valdas
No, not necessarily. Very often general stock...

No, not necessarily. Very often general stock market trend affects individual company stock prices even if it is a company with the good financial health and strong fundamentals (especially during a...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-01-2018
Replies: 152
Views: 6,743
Posted By valdas
If you are shooting, shoot film...

If you are shooting, shoot film...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-01-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,256
Posted By valdas
Well, it's not really me - it's my schoolmate...

Well, it's not really me - it's my schoolmate with Smena 8m trying to cross the river :) (I took the photo - also using Smena 8m). The film was so scratched.... :) Back in time I knew little about...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-24-2018
Replies: 56
Views: 2,454
Posted By valdas
I bought from Japanese sellers a few times -...

I bought from Japanese sellers a few times - being patient, reading description well, analyzing feedback - that’s the way to go... Even afer paying European import VAT it was cheaper than buying from...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 02-18-2018
Replies: 52
Views: 2,550
Posted By valdas
Huss, let’s not be that harsh and compare apples...

Huss, let’s not be that harsh and compare apples to apples... Widelux has 25mm lens. Put 30mm lens on Xpan, and see what happens if camera is not kept strictly horizontal - huge perspective...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 02-18-2018
Replies: 52
Views: 2,550
Posted By valdas
This can be said of many old cameras/lenses. Most...

This can be said of many old cameras/lenses. Most of what I bought many years ago it sells now for so much more... I have just sold my silver cron 35 v4 - 2250€, I paid 900€ some years ago and people...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-17-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 914
Posted By valdas
I finally tested this old TLR and the lens (Enna...

I finally tested this old TLR and the lens (Enna Ennagon) is not that bad. Not a Rolleiflex, will spend more time on the shelf, but...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-16-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 786
Posted By valdas
I have Jobo (without lift) but I am using it...

I have Jobo (without lift) but I am using it mainly for C41 amd E6. For traditional b&w you need to experiment with the development times - those are shorter due to constant agitation. This can also...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-15-2018
Replies: 152
Views: 6,743
Posted By valdas
I am not taking sides here, but my personal...

I am not taking sides here, but my personal opinion is that employees of the company is one of the most unreliable sources. To what extent they can know very often confidential agreements that are...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-09-2018
Replies: 18
M6
Views: 1,460
Posted By valdas
Why? Do you live in Houston? Check Paris vs...

Why?

Do you live in Houston? Check Paris vs Houston...

https://safearound.com/danger-rankings/cities/
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-09-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 914
Posted By valdas
Quite crude/dirty DIY, but function is restored...

Quite crude/dirty DIY, but function is restored (also replaced the mirror which was broken)...


https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=106978&stc=1&d=1518203571
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 02-07-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 808
Posted By valdas
That is fantastic, I like especially the first...

That is fantastic, I like especially the first one - it's a bit like separate film frames...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 02-07-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 1,969
Posted By valdas
I saw that one in Berlin in Fotoimpex shop and...

I saw that one in Berlin in Fotoimpex shop and almost bought, but it was a bit expensive... So then I figured out I can buy any Kånken bag and use third party inserts. So I bought a messenger bag and...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 02-06-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 2,344
Posted By valdas
Yes, I am surprised the OP is not happy with...

Yes, I am surprised the OP is not happy with Superia 400. I like this film. Maybe some overexposure (rating at iso200) would help. Superia 800 is still available in some places (although discontinued...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 02-06-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 2,344
Posted By valdas
what iso Superia you are shooting?

what iso Superia you are shooting?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-04-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 2,253
Posted By valdas
I was surprised to learn that Tri-X has gone up...

I was surprised to learn that Tri-X has gone up in price so much. It's about 20% more expensive than HP5 here in Europe.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-04-2018
Replies: 671
Views: 84,036
Posted By valdas
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4612/40041377122_38...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4612/40041377122_386b22b7e7_b.jpg
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-02-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 1,596
Posted By valdas
Having one does not restrict you from buying more...

Having one does not restrict you from buying more if you find a nice deal :) I will always buy Yashica T4 or Mju II (even if I have already several) if it sells for less than 20 EUR...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-02-2018
Replies: 671
Views: 84,036
Posted By valdas
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4749/25150729317_86...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4749/25150729317_86f90f862d_b.jpg
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-02-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 1,596
Posted By valdas
I have actually sold Summicron 35mm v4 because...

I have actually sold Summicron 35mm v4 because prices are now crazy for those chrome made in Germany versions and I was happy enough with my Nokton 35/1.4, but in general I keep those hyped...
Forum: Off Topic 02-01-2018
Replies: 61
Views: 1,927
Posted By valdas
I would go by the name - look for the one called...

I would go by the name - look for the one called "Ponzi", works the best...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-30-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 914
Posted By valdas
Cords and Yashicas will be too big, this one is...

Cords and Yashicas will be too big, this one is about Lubitel size... But maybe I will manage to fit something.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-30-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 914
Posted By valdas
Lipca Flexora

OK, I got my hands on quite nice Lipca Flexora - clean glass, cosmetic condition very good and all speeds above 1/2 are usable (it sounds ok). The only issue that the "top" is missing. Do you think...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-29-2018
Replies: 1,280
Views: 334,245
Posted By valdas
Hexar AF, Adox CMS...

Hexar AF, Adox CMS 20

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4676/28188171049_c2a27c9205_b.jpg
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-27-2018
Replies: 43
Views: 2,766
Posted By valdas
Well, I hope my lens has found a good home - a...

Well, I hope my lens has found a good home - a young designer in Germany paid a very decent price, so I had to let it go, I hope I won’t miss it. I will be shooting with Nokton 35/1.4 now, so much...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-27-2018
Replies: 816
Views: 139,297
Posted By valdas
Konica Autoreflex, Rollei Superpan...

Konica Autoreflex, Rollei Superpan 200:

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4723/39788737152_94e7b11bc2_c.jpg


Svema 64 (expired in 1986), Olympus Trip and Carens Micro Compact (side to side...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-21-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1,021
Posted By valdas
I think you still have some of it left - now on...

I think you still have some of it left - now on the right side of the frame. Maybe try to flip the negative. Using anti Newton glass helps, but I am not sure it is possible in your case (if that's...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-21-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1,021
Posted By valdas
Looks to me like Newton Rings during scanning...

Looks to me like Newton Rings during scanning...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-20-2018
Replies: 2,578
Views: 492,630
Posted By valdas
Mamiya C330F,...

Mamiya C330F, HP5:

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4667/38902314235_324e466075_c.jpg
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-20-2018
Replies: 1,179
Views: 445,694
Posted By valdas
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4618/24931351057_6b...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4618/24931351057_6b0eb21a6f_b.jpg
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-20-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 2,922
Posted By valdas
I left this project behind for some time - I...

I left this project behind for some time - I bought Olympus Mju II (paid 12 EUR), so enjoying this new toy. It has a slight problem though - frame spacing in some cases is uneven, not sure what;s...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-18-2018
Replies: 39
Views: 3,136
Posted By valdas
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4458/24183618588_db...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4458/24183618588_db942ab2ea_c.jpg
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-17-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 997
Posted By valdas
You need to be registered and logged in at LFPF...

You need to be registered and logged in at LFPF (large format photography forum - it is posted from there and non members cannot see)
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-17-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 997
Posted By valdas
Yes, I have seen that before :bang::bang: and was...

Yes, I have seen that before :bang::bang: and was guilty as charged (too little developer).
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-16-2018
Replies: 84
Views: 5,337
Posted By valdas
Shab - really great stuff, thanks for sharing!

Shab - really great stuff, thanks for sharing!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-16-2018
Replies: 45
Views: 2,116
Posted By valdas
Those are nice shots. So far I have only tried...

Those are nice shots. So far I have only tried Fuji F500T (should be a direct competitor of Vision 3 500T) in C41 and BW chemicals - with the mixed success. Maybe the film was too old, but the grain...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 01-15-2018
Replies: 1,498
Views: 95,121
Posted By valdas
Olympus Trip vs Carena Micro Compact, Svema 64,...

Olympus Trip vs Carena Micro Compact, Svema 64, expired in 1986:

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4703/39642924802_4448a2da3a_b.jpg
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-11-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 818
Posted By valdas
It is probably not the...

It is probably not the same:

http://www.filmscanner.info/en/ReflectaRPS7200.html

But if it is... I have it and it is quite ok. I use it with Silverfast though. Nice thing is ability to scan the...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-10-2018
Replies: 135
Views: 72,381
Posted By valdas
It seems a lovely lens... I have a local deal...

It seems a lovely lens... I have a local deal (500 EUR) - as new with box and papers... It is so tempting, but I already have 21/4... Decisions, decisions...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-10-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 1,223
Posted By valdas
Macodirect still has Venus 800, but it is...

Macodirect still has Venus 800, but it is expensive, almost 12 EUR per pack, same as Natura 1600...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-09-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 1,177
Posted By valdas
It's funny you mentioned them... Because I...

It's funny you mentioned them... Because I googled the buyer based on his HK address, he is from http://www.mkkcamera.com/ Hopefully reputable business?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-09-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 1,223
Posted By valdas
Fuji Natura 1600, Fuji Venus 800, Kodak Portra...

Fuji Natura 1600, Fuji Venus 800, Kodak Portra 800 and probably some more... I have just bought Superia 800 (exp. 2019) - 15$ per pack of 4 (x24 frames) at Amazon...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-09-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 1,177
Posted By valdas
Well, I got the sale cancelled and final fee...

Well, I got the sale cancelled and final fee credited by ebay, but now buyer asked me to relist the lens saying that now he would pay from his confirmed address in HK. I am not sure I want to do this...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-08-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 1,177
Posted By valdas
I have just cancelled the transaction using...

I have just cancelled the transaction using "something is wrong with the buyer's address" reason, but thanks for all the input (useful to have that knowledge for the future). I thought that even if...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-08-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 1,177
Posted By valdas
OK, now the funny part started. The buyer replied...

OK, now the funny part started. The buyer replied to my message and asked if I could ship to a different address in Hong Kong? Hacked account (it is a US buyer with PayPal address in CA will 100%...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-08-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 1,177
Posted By valdas
Thanks all, very valuable input. It seems that...

Thanks all, very valuable input. It seems that local post or EMS is the way to go.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-08-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 1,177
Posted By valdas
Shipping expensive lens to US - advise needed

I have sold and posted quite many items to US (from Europe), never had an issue. But, most of my previous sales were <100$ transactions. Buyers always got items in 10-14 days, I used regular local...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 01-05-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 1,070
Posted By valdas
Very nice, thanks for sharing!

Very nice, thanks for sharing!
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 01-04-2018
Replies: 33
Views: 1,960
Posted By valdas
For that price you can buy a couple of mint...

For that price you can buy a couple of mint Widluxes with 25mm lens... I know, it’s a different type of camera, but I checked flickr for what xpan with 30mm lens can do... and I would go for Widelux...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 01-04-2018
Replies: 1,777
Views: 367,378
Posted By valdas
F8, Tri-X, overexposed quite a...

F8, Tri-X, overexposed quite a bit...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4644/27703018789_29b94515d2_b.jpg
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-02-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 1,558
Posted By valdas
Surely not 100years old, but still very old......

Surely not 100years old, but still very old... The bottle says Deutsche Demokratische Republik which was not created until 1949...


P.S. oh, I see there is a comment about DDR at th bottom of the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-02-2018
Replies: 47
Views: 2,774
Posted By valdas
Cartridges from Efke (KB50/100) film are easily...

Cartridges from Efke (KB50/100) film are easily reusable. I just keep on reusing them many many times...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-02-2018
Replies: 37
Views: 1,999
Posted By valdas
but that's a bit of a problem... because at the...

but that's a bit of a problem... because at the end of the day there is no such thing as "free" - it is at somebody's expense...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-01-2018
Replies: 57
Views: 2,862
Posted By valdas
For me it’s surely more fun with the film, but...

For me it’s surely more fun with the film, but also the final result - both in B&W and color, I like film more. I aknowledge many advantages of digital (speed, convienience, high iso capabilities),...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-31-2017
Replies: 79
Views: 2,934
Posted By valdas
Probably this one of my son, taken with Fuji...

Probably this one of my son, taken with Fuji GA645 on expired film:https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4490/37471044210_0355d40634_b.jpg

I think it was a bit of luck to freeze that happy moment/emotion...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 12-30-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1,825
Posted By valdas
A year ago R3M was available (new) in Fotocasion...

A year ago R3M was available (new) in Fotocasion in Madrid, but it’s gone now. I regret I did not buy when I was there.
Forum: Travel 12-28-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 2,229
Posted By valdas
I am not sure why. I am reading this and it seems...

I am not sure why. I am reading this and it seems a logical recommendation in favor of mechanical cameras:

http://www.antarctica.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0008/70919/Photography-fact-sheet.pdf
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 12-16-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 1,299
Posted By valdas
Wow, where did you find 175? I have just bought...

Wow, where did you find 175? I have just bought 150 U, already excited, but 175, man...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-16-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 1,391
Posted By valdas
Already did - Noblex 150 U. Thank you Santa.

Already did - Noblex 150 U. Thank you Santa.
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 12-16-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 1,299
Posted By valdas
There are plenty of videos on youtube "how to...

There are plenty of videos on youtube "how to load widelux" already, it's not complicated, it's just the lack of attention from my side...
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