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Forum: Fuji X Series 3 Days Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 96
Posted By wjlapier
Fujifilm X-E3 LCD Protector

Hey folks. If you use protection for your X-E3 LCD which one did you buy? And no bubbles? Or is the screen robust enough to not need the protection? I have a new X-E3 on the way.

Thanks,

Bill
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 5 Days Ago
Replies: 44
Views: 1,601
Posted By wjlapier
Every time I sent a camera to Don Goldberg they...

Every time I sent a camera to Don Goldberg they were quickly sent back fixed. Only once did he take forever to return something and that was a Canon 50mm f/.95 lens he was converting to a Leica M...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 44
Views: 1,349
Posted By wjlapier
Just so you know the Cooph Leica strap is not...

Just so you know the Cooph Leica strap is not supple like the A&A silk straps. In fact, it's very stiff.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 44
Views: 1,349
Posted By wjlapier
I think this is a M10...

I think this is a M10 strap:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48827715966_ac416fdd8a_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hoJNPQ)

Longer than some.

edit: Got me to thinking about what type of strap it...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2,738
Views: 804,032
Posted By wjlapier
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49097265891_b6...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49097265891_b67713f02f_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hNyjCk)
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 182
Views: 36,095
Posted By wjlapier
Zeiss Ikonta 521A. New bellows and CLA. No...

Zeiss Ikonta 521A. New bellows and CLA. No Tessaritis--Ask Jurgen. I've been looking for one of these for a while.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49091638367_dcd731b369_b.jpg...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 682
Posted By wjlapier
I buy from Japan often. If they don't have large...

I buy from Japan often. If they don't have large detailed photos I move on. I also contact the seller and ask questions about anything that isn't listed in their description. Out of all my...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2,738
Views: 804,032
Posted By wjlapier
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49033968801_c2...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49033968801_c2344494c3_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hGXUBc)
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-04-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,863
Posted By wjlapier
When Paypal starts collecting tax on goods and...

When Paypal starts collecting tax on goods and services transactions is when I'm done. Finally. I think many folks will look for alternatives but as we try to sidestep taxes the guvmint finds a way...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-02-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,863
Posted By wjlapier
I don't know if Roberts would charge a tax if you...

I don't know if Roberts would charge a tax if you purchased from there brick and mortar store. Items they sell on ebay cost lens through their store and you can call them. There is a store in...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-02-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,863
Posted By wjlapier
Camera from Japan cost me $26 tax--I live in...

Camera from Japan cost me $26 tax--I live in Washington State.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-02-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,863
Posted By wjlapier
Unless they charge shipping, and it depends on...

Unless they charge shipping, and it depends on the value of the item taxed versus the shipping cost, then add in insurance for more expensive items.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-02-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 701
Posted By wjlapier
I also use Patterson reels and occasionally have...

I also use Patterson reels and occasionally have problems loading 120 film. My reels are the one with what I call a loading ramp. I start there and slightly pull the film through the two bearings. ...
Forum: Nikon RF 10-27-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 558
Posted By wjlapier
Thank you for the photo comparing the two.

Thank you for the photo comparing the two.
Forum: Nikon RF 10-25-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 558
Posted By wjlapier
The Chinese hood for the 28 S mount looks very...

The Chinese hood for the 28 S mount looks very close to thickness as the Yama. Too bad the Yama didn't work out. Nice hood.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48960236051_5391d70098_c.jpg...
Forum: Nikon RF 10-25-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 558
Posted By wjlapier
I think it's the Leica SOOTF adapter that works...

I think it's the Leica SOOTF adapter that works fine as a hood. And you can use the Summitar filters or another Summitar>E36 adapter to use E36 filters. I used one of these with the Nikkor 35mm LTM...
Forum: Nikon RF 10-24-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 558
Posted By wjlapier
Thank you for the link. Just for the record, the...

Thank you for the link. Just for the record, the Yama hood does cut into the image some. Cropping out the vignetting you are at about 35mm. No more hood for me with this lens. And as was reported...
Forum: Nikon RF 10-23-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 558
Posted By wjlapier
Hood For Nikkor 28mm S Mount

Anyone use a hood on this lens? The front element is pretty far inside the lens body. Was there a hood and if so what did it look like if anyone has it.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 10-22-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,022
Posted By wjlapier
...and a zoomer.

...and a zoomer.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 10-22-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,022
Posted By wjlapier
I usually don't do this but I found Bellamy's...

I usually don't do this but I found Bellamy's communication lacking when I dealt with him on two occasions. I won't deal with him anymore. I did send in a non working Nikon 35Ti to have the lens...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-17-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 290
Posted By wjlapier
The other way around. Use Nikon UW's on your...

The other way around. Use Nikon UW's on your Bessa L if you can find the adapter.

Flange to film for Leica L is 28.8mm and Nikon F is 46.5mm.
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 10-17-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 402
Posted By wjlapier
Go to "Want To Trade" section and click on "Place...

Go to "Want To Trade" section and click on "Place An Ad".
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-15-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 697
Posted By wjlapier
Nice photos!

Nice photos!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-13-2019
Replies: 53
Views: 6,438
Posted By wjlapier
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/32821547037_e1...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/32821547037_e1ed5f3574_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/S1k1s2)
Rolleicord III
Ilford XP-2
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-09-2019
Replies: 168
Views: 6,237
Posted By wjlapier
Mom knows her stuff.

Mom knows her stuff.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-08-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,426
Posted By wjlapier
Nikon Coolscan V for 35mm and Epson V500 for 120....

Nikon Coolscan V for 35mm and Epson V500 for 120. I'm happy so far. I use Vuescan as my software.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-07-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 2,319
Posted By wjlapier
Nice looking Autocord. A photo of the RFF soft...

Nice looking Autocord.

A photo of the RFF soft release:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48860441781_50a5c68af5_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hrCx52)

It doesn't touch the SS lever knob. Neither...
Forum: Nikon RF 10-07-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 840
Posted By wjlapier
I don't have a F body so hard to say, but if you...

I don't have a F body so hard to say, but if you want to go lighter ( are M's lighter than a F? ) with the lens maybe use it on a Nikon RFer? Or on a M with the appropriate Amedeo adapters? Do you...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-05-2019
Replies: 5,635
Views: 503,426
Posted By wjlapier
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48835087541_41...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48835087541_4158fe550f_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hpoA8X)

Minolta Autocord LMX
Kodak Portra 400
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 10-03-2019
Replies: 166
Views: 43,592
Posted By wjlapier
Canon IID2 ( I think ) w/ W-Nikkor 28mm f/3.5....

Canon IID2 ( I think ) w/ W-Nikkor 28mm f/3.5. Outside the frame lines of the Leica 36mm finder is close enough to 28mm.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48840512282_76b9c66521_b.jpg...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-02-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 2,319
Posted By wjlapier
I have a Bip--I'll have to try that. Thanks!

I have a Bip--I'll have to try that.

Thanks!
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-28-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,236
Posted By wjlapier
When I hear it from David Elwell or DAG I'll...

When I hear it from David Elwell or DAG I'll believe it.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-27-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 2,319
Posted By wjlapier
Karl did the CLA to my new to me Autocord LMX. ...

Karl did the CLA to my new to me Autocord LMX. There was a lot wrong with mine when I bought it. Front standard was loose. Leatherette was peeling. Shutter was jammed. He smoothed it all out for...
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 09-23-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 513
Posted By wjlapier
One of the biggest differences between the X1 and...

One of the biggest differences between the X1 and your X100 is the viewfinder. Sharpness between the two I think is similar though the X1 ( I think ) does have the AA filter. This was through the...
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 09-22-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 513
Posted By wjlapier
X1 Today--Using 36mm Finder

Hey folks. I picked up a nice copy of a Leica X1. Pretty nice all around with the exception of the battery latch--seems to be a problem for the X series. I recently also purchased a 36mm finder. ...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-28-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 284
Posted By wjlapier
C41 120 400ISO Landscape

I know this could be subjective but for landscape of what is currently available which would you choose? BTW, I'm not a serious landscape shooter but prefer to shoot landscape or cityscape to...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-26-2019
Replies: 86
Views: 2,135
Posted By wjlapier
Shooting indoors is the limiting factor it sounds...

Shooting indoors is the limiting factor it sounds like for your situation if you wanted to use a RFer. If you were outside at a track meet you can access more events and prefocus on where the action...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-23-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 919
Posted By wjlapier
Some fine glass for that camera. And if you...

Some fine glass for that camera. And if you decide you want a split-image screen check with Rick Oleson. Easy install.
Forum: Fuji X Series 08-23-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 287
Posted By wjlapier
Am I correct about the diopter magnification?

Am I correct about the diopter magnification?
Forum: Fuji X Series 08-22-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 287
Posted By wjlapier
Xpro1 Diopter Question

I purchased a used Xpro1 and need a diopter but I have a question about the strength I need. If I'm using +3 reading glasses and I look through the viewfinder the info in there is clear. So, do I...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-20-2019
Replies: 81
Views: 4,098
Posted By wjlapier
I have more than enough. I'm selling off my 70mm...

I have more than enough. I'm selling off my 70mm and 220 film. I probably will stick to Kodak Ektar in 35mm and 120 once all my stock is gone which might take years to deplete at the rate I'm...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 08-20-2019
Replies: 1
Views: 292
Posted By wjlapier
Canon RF Viewfinder Magnifier

Has anyone ever used the magnifier to use either a 85mm or 105mm lens or something longer like those two? I read this on Gandy's website:

"The three position finder offered three magnifications...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-07-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 2,975
Posted By wjlapier
Here ya go...

Here ya go Larry...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48431695166_d8359d9b35_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gMK6D1)
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-05-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 1,081
Posted By wjlapier
Don't think eBay will never work for the seller. ...

Don't think eBay will never work for the seller. Even though in this case you as the seller should have required the buyer to start a return process. Once the door was in your hands you then would...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-30-2019
Replies: 439
Views: 34,607
Posted By wjlapier
Autocord LMX w/ Kodak 400UC Film long...

Autocord LMX w/ Kodak 400UC

Film long expired.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48417480741_72677c6dd2_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gLufbH)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-24-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 981
Posted By wjlapier
C41 for me: Developer and Blix in their Jobo 1L...

C41 for me:

Developer and Blix in their Jobo 1L bottles in a bath with the thermometer in the developer to bring chems to proper temp. I'll get to 102 degrees and pull the chems from the bath and...
Forum: Nikon RF 06-30-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,456
Posted By wjlapier
I talked to DAG the other day and he'll machine...

I talked to DAG the other day and he'll machine down the rear metal shroud to fit the adapter/LTM camera. Even with the price he quoted the total is still under what the LTM version is selling for...
Forum: Nikon RF 06-23-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,456
Posted By wjlapier
Did you do the filing or did you send them to...

Did you do the filing or did you send them to someone?
Forum: Nikon RF 06-21-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,456
Posted By wjlapier
Lower right looks like Skopar lens on a S>LTM...

Lower right looks like Skopar lens on a S>LTM adapter. Right? And is that lens not filed down now? Or is it? I'm just trying to see what needs to be done.

My adapter is on loan currently. I...
Forum: Nikon RF 06-21-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,456
Posted By wjlapier
LTM version is more expensive. But now I know...

LTM version is more expensive. But now I know the problem with the S version I must either seek out a Nikon S2 or send the lens to DAG.

Filing the rear wouldn't be the first time I did this. Once...
Forum: Nikon RF 06-20-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,456
Posted By wjlapier
What does it take to trim the shroud?

What does it take to trim the shroud?
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-20-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 1,144
Posted By wjlapier
And no wobble...;)

And no wobble...;)
Forum: Nikon RF 06-18-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,456
Posted By wjlapier
Those are M mount not LTM.

Those are M mount not LTM.
Forum: Nikon RF 06-18-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,456
Posted By wjlapier
Voigtlander 50mm f/2.5 S Mount

I'm curious. Is there any difference between the S mount and the LTM mount with this lens aside from the mount? I have one of Amedeo's S>LTM adapters and can find the Voigtlander S mount lenses for...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-14-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1,133
Posted By wjlapier
Leica R Bodies!

Lets have a discussion about the Leica bodies you use now or used to use. Myself, I'm relatively new to the R bodies. I've had several over a short time and finally decided I need to stick to one...
Forum: Chris Crawford 06-10-2019
Replies: 173
Views: 6,659
Posted By wjlapier
6! I was thinking today about another cat ( we...

6! I was thinking today about another cat ( we have 2 ) but the black cat in the pic above won't allow it. "She" rules the upstairs of our house and goes downstairs and eat the other cat's food. I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-08-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 527
Posted By wjlapier
Curious about this one too. So,are you basically...

Curious about this one too. So,are you basically using their template on a website you own? I really want to have my own domain and have a place to store my photos for easy sharing.

I'm not too...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-08-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 527
Posted By wjlapier
I like this one. $12 per month doesn't seem like...

I like this one. $12 per month doesn't seem like much either. I assume I need to purchase a domain name and use their templates to design how I want my website to looks. Can you still share photos...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-06-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 311
Posted By wjlapier
Go outside your house and find 12 things to take...

Go outside your house and find 12 things to take photos of. Then develop the test roll. Or develop the roll as is and move on.
Forum: Chris Crawford 06-06-2019
Replies: 173
Views: 6,659
Posted By wjlapier
Nice looking cat Chris. Enjoyed your story and...

Nice looking cat Chris. Enjoyed your story and hope you two can enjoy each other for a long time.

My cat Peyton:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48008099231_829559f646_b.jpg...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-05-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 527
Posted By wjlapier
Your Own Website

How would someone go about making their own website so they could upload photos and easily share them like we do with Flickr. Flickr just isn't doing it for me anymore. I'd like some way of storing...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-04-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 359
Posted By wjlapier
Sherry cleaned a 35 cron vIII for me years ago. ...

Sherry cleaned a 35 cron vIII for me years ago. Told me she had some special cleaner from Leica.

I contacted DAG about a lens I have that has tiny fungus but no reply, though he did reply later...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-31-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 1,074
Posted By wjlapier
Congrats on the find. Shoot it until it doesn't...

Congrats on the find. Shoot it until it doesn't shoot anymore, then buy another.

I found a nice R7 for a good price ( I think it is ) and even though it's a tiny bit bigger than the R4,5, R-E,...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 05-30-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 721
Posted By wjlapier
Amedeo has had them in the past. I'd contact him...

Amedeo has had them in the past. I'd contact him through Ebay and see if he has any in stock. None showing now as I type, but looking at feedback you can see he sold one "during past 6 months".
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-28-2019
Replies: 424
Views: 32,825
Posted By wjlapier
6x14 w/ Fujinon SW S 90mm f/8 Pomeroy,...

6x14 w/ Fujinon SW S 90mm f/8
Pomeroy, WA.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47848168681_e7cb433b09_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2fUbnxx)
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-25-2019
Replies: 1,181
Views: 453,956
Posted By wjlapier
This Minolta Autocord LMX was a really bad shape....

This Minolta Autocord LMX was a really bad shape. Sent it to Karl Bryan and he fixed everything and installed a new Rick Oleson split image screen and new cameraleather leather. Super smooth and...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-25-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 530
Posted By wjlapier
Same here. However, I have the split image...

Same here. However, I have the split image screens in my Rolleicord III and Minolta Autocord LMX--huge improvement for both.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-24-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,456
Posted By wjlapier
I didn't want to say anything about the F100...

I didn't want to say anything about the F100 while you were looking, but it seems there is a piece of glass in the finder that finds it's way loose and it's a full CLA to get it back in place--so I...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-24-2019
Replies: 3,588
Views: 911,434
Posted By wjlapier
Rolleicord III Ilford XP2 Cannon Beach,...

Rolleicord III
Ilford XP2
Cannon Beach, Ore.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/46979659034_ac6e3bf519_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2ezr2Th)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-21-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 938
Posted By wjlapier
Exactly...

Exactly...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-15-2019
Replies: 2,738
Views: 804,032
Posted By wjlapier
Nice! I have a R7 and 35 Elmarit III but would...

Nice! I have a R7 and 35 Elmarit III but would love to have a Leicaflex SL too.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-14-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,456
Posted By wjlapier
I would but I have several cameras I really like...

I would but I have several cameras I really like to use and don't want to sell them or NOT use them. But, if I did it would be either my Leica R7 and 35 Elmarit III or newly CLA'd Canon F1 with FL...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-14-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 592
Posted By wjlapier
All I have for B&W is Rodinal. I'll test some...

All I have for B&W is Rodinal. I'll test some C41 color sometime, but here is one from a RB67 with 70mm Rollei 400 Rodinal stand...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 05-08-2019
Replies: 1,936
Views: 382,243
Posted By wjlapier
To make thread police happy. "I don't want to be...

To make thread police happy.

"I don't want to be the thread police, but the description line of the forum clearly says:

For Hasselblad Xpan, Xpan II, Fuji TX-1 and TX-2, and all other Panoramic...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-07-2019
Replies: 912
Views: 76,228
Posted By wjlapier
I was one of the guys who received one of the new...

I was one of the guys who received one of the new backs from czmielek in a trade for film. A pleasant transaction all around.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-06-2019
Replies: 912
Views: 76,228
Posted By wjlapier
My RB67 w/ 127mm lens and 70mm...

My RB67 w/ 127mm lens and 70mm back:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47740446772_e384cf024d_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2fJEgzf)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-06-2019
Replies: 912
Views: 76,228
Posted By wjlapier
My RB67 70mm kit comprise of 127mm lens and 70mm...

My RB67 70mm kit comprise of 127mm lens and 70mm back. Not too heavy but I use a neck strap and hold the camera at my side when out and about. About time to load some reels too.

At one time I...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 05-04-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 638
Posted By wjlapier
Maybe dying, but not dead, imo. My film stock...

Maybe dying, but not dead, imo. My film stock might outlast me and my cameras. Cameras for sure. Just been developing my film from my last trip and it's still exciting to open the canister and see...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-03-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 728
Posted By wjlapier
Just thinking of a backup plan--can you use Leica...

Just thinking of a backup plan--can you use Leica R Leitax'd lenses on a F6?
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-27-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 361
Posted By wjlapier
Check Jon Goodman. I've bought many light seals...

Check Jon Goodman. I've bought many light seals from him and all have been great material with instructions too.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-25-2019
Replies: 912
Views: 76,228
Posted By wjlapier
I rated the Rollei film at 200ISO and shot it...

I rated the Rollei film at 200ISO and shot it with an RB67, developed in Rodinal and the negs turned out fine to me. I loaded the cassette in the changing bag and estimated over 10 images for the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-25-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 2,666
Posted By wjlapier
Twice I had shipments from Japan via DHL just sit...

Twice I had shipments from Japan via DHL just sit in Seattle until I called and asked why the package wasn't moving. They said they needed my approval so the package would continue on from Seattle...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-23-2019
Replies: 2,738
Views: 804,032
Posted By wjlapier
The Leica 35 Elmarit III is as sharp as they...

The Leica 35 Elmarit III is as sharp as they come--no USM needed in post ;). Just got the F1 back from Ken Oikawa. The FL 35mm f/2.5 is no slouch...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-23-2019
Replies: 912
Views: 76,228
Posted By wjlapier
36ft--that's a lot of scanning!

36ft--that's a lot of scanning!
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-17-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 2,666
Posted By wjlapier
I don't know if it's a Chinese or Japanese...

I don't know if it's a Chinese or Japanese seller. I take my time and and look over the photos carefully. Any seller with photos that can't be seen at a higher resolution I quickly move on. ...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-15-2019
Replies: 912
Views: 76,228
Posted By wjlapier
I sent you a PM. Up further on this page I have...

I sent you a PM. Up further on this page I have a photo of the film I currently have available. LMK.

FWIW, I agree about the suction bulb. And I remember pulling non perforated film through one...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-07-2019
Replies: 1,863
Views: 293,213
Posted By wjlapier
https://live.staticflickr.com/7900/47507121812_5ab...

https://live.staticflickr.com/7900/47507121812_5ab3fb21ab_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2fo3qc7)

Pentax 645 w/ 45mm f/2.8 Velvia 100

Tekoa, WA.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-30-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 476
Posted By wjlapier
Dwaynes did a great job developing my Velvia 220...

Dwaynes did a great job developing my Velvia 220 I shot over the summer. Love looking at those huge velvia negs on a light table. I skipped the scanning and did it myself.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-27-2019
Replies: 163
Views: 5,790
Posted By wjlapier
The C-Lux 3 is very...

The C-Lux 3 is very tiny:

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7897/47483488741_0fb8ae4785_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2fkXhUn)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-27-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 1,021
Posted By wjlapier
I like 35mm and have only one R lens. If you...

I like 35mm and have only one R lens. If you shoot wide-open then I would avoid the first version 35mm Elmarit. I've owned all three and currently have the latest version with the built-in hood. ...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-27-2019
Replies: 602
Red
Views: 138,070
Posted By wjlapier
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7892/32538665427_2b...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7892/32538665427_2baf5df4c2_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/RzkaAT)

Pentax 645 w/ 45mm f/2.8--Velvia
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 03-26-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,754
Posted By wjlapier
Leica C-Lux 3 and Lumix FX37 are basically the...

Leica C-Lux 3 and Lumix FX37 are basically the same. Internet discussions suggest a Leica tweak to the image output for the Leica version. I've never seen a comparison between the two. I bring up...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-23-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 780
Posted By wjlapier
In that situation I wouldn't have used the M9 if...

In that situation I wouldn't have used the M9 if I'm shooting moving subjects. The smallest camera I've used that has great AF and pretty decent high ISO capability is the Sony A6000 with the OSS...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-23-2019
Replies: 5,635
Views: 503,426
Posted By wjlapier
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7904/47448680941_3c...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7904/47448680941_3c132320aa_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2fhSTKT)

Leica C-Lux 3
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-18-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 2,479
Posted By wjlapier
Lets see... Sherry cleaned some hazy lenses for...

Lets see...

Sherry cleaned some hazy lenses for me and we had some good conversations about various lenses she likes and why. I was happy with that transaction. Don has seen several of my cameras...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 03-08-2019
Replies: 92
Views: 91,580
Posted By wjlapier
My CL went to Don ( DAG ) to have the meter...

My CL went to Don ( DAG ) to have the meter looked at and if needed fix and adjust for modern 1.5v battery. He did the meter work and a CLA as well and I received the CL this week.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-07-2019
Replies: 602
Red
Views: 138,070
Posted By wjlapier
Horseman 62mm f/5.6--Ektar

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7808/46390385525_370e763a30_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2dFmRpc)
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-05-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 454
Posted By wjlapier
I'm waiting to hear back from DAG to see if he'll...

I'm waiting to hear back from DAG to see if he'll work on it or recommend someone. I'm not against sending it out international but I want to make sure the shop definitely knows what they are doing....
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-05-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 454
Posted By wjlapier
Horseman 62mm f/5.6.

Horseman 62mm f/5.6.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-05-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 454
Posted By wjlapier
Fungus Removal Service

Hello folks. I purchased a camera from Japan that has tiny amount of fungus and I would prefer to keep it ( the camera not the fungus! ). Typically, I would return a lens with fungus ( only...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-04-2019
Replies: 3,767
Views: 720,325
Posted By wjlapier
A recent acquisition--OM2 with 28/3.5 lens. The...

A recent acquisition--OM2 with 28/3.5 lens. The body looks very well used and will need light seals but the shutter sounds great. Viewfinder nice. Lens is very clean. Nice little...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-27-2019
Replies: 141
Views: 7,658
Posted By wjlapier
I had a Super ME and thought that was pretty...

I had a Super ME and thought that was pretty small as SLR go. How does the Olympus OM 1/2/... compare to the MX sizewise?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-20-2019
Replies: 912
Views: 76,228
Posted By wjlapier
What lens is that? And what is the cone thing in...

What lens is that? And what is the cone thing in the front? Do you have the lens in a focusing helicoid?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-20-2019
Replies: 912
Views: 76,228
Posted By wjlapier
I load the cassettes by hand in a changing...

I load the cassettes by hand in a changing bag.

Someone once told me to try developing XP2 in Rodinal. I haven't but I've seen the photos from XP2 in Rodinal and they look fine. C41 is easy and...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 02-08-2019
Replies: 1
Views: 457
Posted By wjlapier
#kaleyspolaroids

Anyone else come across Kaley Cuoco's instagram with her Instax Wide photos? I happened upon a photo somewhere and it had the # link so I checked it out. Seems she likes to shoot the Instax Wide...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-07-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 974
Posted By wjlapier
Mine came from Dan Daniel too. Well made camera...

Mine came from Dan Daniel too. Well made camera and super smooth to use. Feels more rugged than the Rolleicord III I owned once.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-05-2019
Replies: 912
Views: 76,228
Posted By wjlapier
Your Sinar Handy inspired me to look into that or...

Your Sinar Handy inspired me to look into that or something similar.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-05-2019
Replies: 912
Views: 76,228
Posted By wjlapier
My little...

My little stash...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7918/32055055467_f905537241_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/QQAxd8)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-05-2019
Replies: 912
Views: 76,228
Posted By wjlapier
I grabbed another of the 70mm c41 B&W in the box...

I grabbed another of the 70mm c41 B&W in the box rolls yesterday. I really like to develop c41 ( color or B&W ) and I don't mind if it's XP2 or Kodak branded. I like it and have fun doing...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-03-2019
Replies: 912
Views: 76,228
Posted By wjlapier
Is the Rollei the freshest 70mm film out there? ...

Is the Rollei the freshest 70mm film out there? Only fresh 70mm film? I still have 100ft roll. Might buy some more--I'd really like to find some more C41 color or B&W film like I did last year. ...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-31-2019
Replies: 124
Views: 3,412
Posted By wjlapier
My XA took a tumble about a year ago and bounced...

My XA took a tumble about a year ago and bounced and rolled on the pavement. I thought it was a goner. It still works and looks way better than I thought it would. Nothing bent or broken. Id say...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-28-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 583
Posted By wjlapier
Interesting. I have the original 15mm lens and...

Interesting. I have the original 15mm lens and with the Voigtlander 35/135 adapter the lens doesn't quite make it to the white dot at 0 degrees. It's a little bit to the left ( 355-ish degrees ). ...
Forum: Chris Crawford 01-25-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 719
Posted By wjlapier
Congrats Chris! I love using Vuescan.

Congrats Chris! I love using Vuescan.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-25-2019
Replies: 124
Views: 3,412
Posted By wjlapier
The Fujifilm Silvi F/2.8 is pretty high now. ...

The Fujifilm Silvi F/2.8 is pretty high now. 24-50mm lens is 2.8 on the wide end and 5.6 on the other. I have one and it's tiny but shoots very well. For the price I'd take this over the 2.8 Oly...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-24-2019
Replies: 3,111
Views: 750,023
Posted By wjlapier
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7829/46142422914_81...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7829/46142422914_81ff00f936_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2dirYKL)

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7834/39902535963_59d516d096_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/23N3VKZ)

Mamiya C220...
Forum: Lomography 01-23-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 1,216
Posted By wjlapier
The second one arrived and advanced the film fine...

The second one arrived and advanced the film fine but there must be some uneven glass in it, but what do you expect from a plastic camera--lens is most likely plastic.

Kodak Portra 160...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-22-2019
Replies: 124
Views: 3,412
Posted By wjlapier
This might be the case at our local Goodwill. ...

This might be the case at our local Goodwill. There was a time not too long ago one could find P&S cameras often. I'd see all sorts of Olympus, Nikon, and Canon P&S cameras. Now, nothing.

That...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-21-2019
Replies: 124
Views: 3,412
Posted By wjlapier
Yes, .95 ( less than $1 USD ). And it works. ...

Yes, .95 ( less than $1 USD ). And it works. This was found in a St Vincent DePaul store. I was there looking at records with my...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-18-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 2,488
Posted By wjlapier
Id be happy and upbeat too, Helen! ;)

Id be happy and upbeat too, Helen!

;)
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-18-2019
Replies: 9,112
Views: 897,405
Posted By wjlapier
Kodak Bantam Flash

I received this Kodak Flash Bantam camera recently and now have two spools so I'll try the Fujifilm 400 film in it. Built very well and has a nice heft to it. Tiny. Seems to be working fine enough...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-17-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,293
Posted By wjlapier
I use the Leica 36mm finder for my 35mm needs. ...

I use the Leica 36mm finder for my 35mm needs. Paid $100 for mine. The best finder I've ever used for 35mm was the Sony/Zeiss one. Sometimes they come available for a good price--it's in my...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-16-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 2,488
Posted By wjlapier
Re: the CL. He told me he's been repairing them...

Re: the CL. He told me he's been repairing them since 1975 and they always needed the meter, RF, and shutter adjusted. Mine shoots fine but I'd like to have the meter fixed to use modern batteries...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-15-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 2,488
Posted By wjlapier
Hard to say why he replies sometimes and other's...

Hard to say why he replies sometimes and other's doesn't. I sent him my Leica CL to have the meter fixed and adjusted for modern battery. He replied to my couple of emails I sent.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 01-14-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 1,002
Posted By wjlapier
Check with Sandeha Lynch--google his name and...

Check with Sandeha Lynch--google his name and you'll find his website. He did some bellows for a camera I once owned. Thinking of sending another one to him.
Forum: Lomography 01-07-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 1,216
Posted By wjlapier
It doesn't appear. Sent it back to Amazon and...

It doesn't appear. Sent it back to Amazon and have a replacement on the way.

I like what I saw with the sprockets and the wide angle view samples.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-07-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 1,043
Posted By wjlapier
I've been using Vuescan for quite a while with...

I've been using Vuescan for quite a while with both my Nikon Coolscan V and Epson V500. I'm pretty happy with it for 120 film up to 6x9--largest neg I have shot. Can't comment on the 4x5 negative...
Forum: Lomography 01-07-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 1,216
Posted By wjlapier
Thanks. I saw that and that is why I think my...

Thanks. I saw that and that is why I think my camera is going back. No white dot.
Forum: Lomography 01-06-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 1,216
Posted By wjlapier
Basically, when you load film in the camera, do...

Basically, when you load film in the camera, do you advance to the numbers or the number than the dot between for each exposure? 1 . 3 . 5 . 7

Example:

Advance to 1 3 5 7 ... Fourth exposure...
Forum: Lomography 01-03-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 1,216
Posted By wjlapier
Lomo Sprocket Rocket

Anyone use one lately? Got a couple of questions.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-25-2018
Replies: 62
Views: 1,815
Posted By wjlapier
Kevin ( Papercut ), glad to hear your dog...

Kevin ( Papercut ), glad to hear your dog survived.

Merry Christmas, folks.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-18-2018
Replies: 127
Views: 67,394
Posted By wjlapier
I've scored some great deals on film at Photrio (...

I've scored some great deals on film at Photrio ( formerly APUG ). I found I can buy film from Japan through Amazon Japan but the same film sometimes is available on eBay. Ebay is the other source....
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 12-18-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 694
Posted By wjlapier
I don't fuss about a bath to keep the temp to...

I don't fuss about a bath to keep the temp to 102.

My chems are in my bathroom. I start to warm the dev and Blix up first to 102 while getting everything else setup. Once I get to 102 I put some...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-17-2018
Replies: 256
Views: 6,006
Posted By wjlapier
I replaced the Leica R lens mounts with Leitax. ...

I replaced the Leica R lens mounts with Leitax. The Minolta I had to basically re-manufacture the mount. Never was able to achieve infinity. Closest focus to ~20ft before the mirror hit the rear...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-17-2018
Replies: 256
Views: 6,006
Posted By wjlapier
The other money pit I fell into back in those...

The other money pit I fell into back in those days. Leica 50 'cron and 28 Elmarit II. And Minolta 58/1.2 I converted to Nikon--don't attempt it--the mirror hits the rear lens housing.

I'd start...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-17-2018
Replies: 256
Views: 6,006
Posted By wjlapier
If you want 80-200 but lighter weight then the...

If you want 80-200 but lighter weight then the 70-200 f/4 AF is the lens. I used it some with a D5300 and found it to be fast to AF and plenty sharp.

Back when I shot Nikon I tried several...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-14-2018
Replies: 256
Views: 6,006
Posted By wjlapier
Great camera I used a lot with the 200/2 and...

Great camera I used a lot with the 200/2 and sometime 1.4TC when my daughter and son where playing sports. The AF is plenty fast and ISO is useable up to 6400.

Once my CF card became corrupt and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-05-2018
Replies: 9,112
Views: 897,405
Posted By wjlapier
Mamiya C220 w/ 55mm f/4.5

Should be here next week. Really looking forward to this one.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4879/45285890915_d4af8c5cb4_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2bZL2CF)
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-29-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 358
Posted By wjlapier
Does the one end come off without bending it? ...

Does the one end come off without bending it? I've done plenty of 35mm film enough to notice all ( almost all ) ends become bent, but I've never tried to make the end flat or put it back on the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-29-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 358
Posted By wjlapier
Reloadable Cassettes 35mm

What has been the most reliable manufacturer still selling reloadable cassettes? Can you reload after using once or does the cap get bent and isn't usable any more. And what about DX coded for...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 11-28-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 1,893
Posted By wjlapier
I recently purchased a CL and have a CV 35/2.5...

I recently purchased a CL and have a CV 35/2.5 LTM for now. But the CV 15 LTM is next on the list--actually, I saw a CV 12mm lens and almost got it. Lens and hood.

Anymore images from the 15 on...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 11-25-2018
Replies: 102
Views: 4,037
Posted By wjlapier
I've used many of the Olympus zoom compact...

I've used many of the Olympus zoom compact cameras and still think they are one of the better pocketable cameras with a great lens. This mju III wide 100 zoom is a recent purchase and I expect it to...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-13-2018
Replies: 199
Views: 14,247
Posted By wjlapier
I keep checking this thread for photos taken with...

I keep checking this thread for photos taken with the new Ektachrome.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-12-2018
Replies: 199
Views: 14,247
Posted By wjlapier
I have a Coolscan V I use for 35mm and an Epson...

I have a Coolscan V I use for 35mm and an Epson V500 for 120 and 70mm. I only do C41 anymore these days--color and B&W. Reading through this thread it seems like a lot of work to "see" how your...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 11-09-2018
Replies: 0
Views: 253
Posted By wjlapier
Fujifilm ZoomDate/Silvi f/2.8

Anyone else noticed the prices of these tiny Fujifilm cameras has gone way up. Sold eBay sales are $225/279. Asking prices are way up there. I have a silver one that I use occasionally and the lens...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 11-01-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 675
Posted By wjlapier
I too have a 7 plus. Great camera. Occasionally...

I too have a 7 plus. Great camera. Occasionally I'll use the Glif tripod mount and a bluetooth remote. That combo works well. Most of the time I just use the button on the camera app.

Can't help...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-31-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 1,016
Posted By wjlapier
If I'm not mistaken I think you can use the SOOTF...

If I'm not mistaken I think you can use the SOOTF for a hood. Clamps onto the A36 lens and then you can use Summitar filters. There is another adapter you can screw into the SOOTF and use E39...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 10-28-2018
Replies: 92
Views: 91,580
Posted By wjlapier
Nice copy of a Leica CL. Mine came with a box...

Nice copy of a Leica CL. Mine came with a box and all boxed items. Meter is iffy but that can be fixed by DAG if I decide I need...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 10-09-2018
Replies: 166
Views: 43,592
Posted By wjlapier
New to me Canon IID2 with CV 35mm f/2.5 lens and...

New to me Canon IID2 with CV 35mm f/2.5 lens and Leica finder. I love the magnified viewfinder in this camera but mostly I'll scale focus with this lens. The CV lens is very nice and matches the...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 09-26-2018
Replies: 34
Views: 2,730
Posted By wjlapier
I just bought a CV 35mm f/2.5 LTM for $265 for a...

I just bought a CV 35mm f/2.5 LTM for $265 for a Canon IId2 I have. I've owned the lens before and it's pretty good and tiny.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-16-2018
Replies: 43
Views: 1,403
Posted By wjlapier
Yes it is! I have several rolls of 220 Velvia...

Yes it is!

I have several rolls of 220 Velvia I'm sending off to Dwaynes soon--shot over the summer and recent trip to Montana. My c41 120 rolls need to be developed and I'll do that myself...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-03-2018
Replies: 56
Views: 1,939
Posted By wjlapier
You must be developing B&W. I do as Chris does...

You must be developing B&W. I do as Chris does above. Run the shower hot for about 2 minutes then squeegee the liquid off my negatives and hang them. Leave the bathroom door cracked. Occasionally...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-31-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 374
Posted By wjlapier
E100GX expired...

E100GX expired 2005

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/791/41038577761_7b805737fa_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/25wrrpx)
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-27-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 1,268
Posted By wjlapier
If that is all you're going to carry then one of...

If that is all you're going to carry then one of smaller Think Tank Mirrorless Mover bags should do...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-14-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 319
Posted By wjlapier
hmm...I'll have to check it out next time I'm...

hmm...I'll have to check it out next time I'm over there. My inlaws live nearby. Now that I see where it is, I was so close...we went to that Dick's Drive-in across the street this past April.
Forum: Travel 08-11-2018
Replies: 43
Views: 1,885
Posted By wjlapier
How Is San Francisco These Days?

It's been a long time since I was in SF--I worked there for one year and walked everywhere until I found a bike then rode all over the place. I lived in a downtown hotel ( kinda like a studio ) near...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-10-2018
Replies: 31
Views: 2,222
Posted By wjlapier
Way back when I purchased the G1 new and then a...

Way back when I purchased the G1 new and then a GF1. I used the G1 with MF lenses mostly C mount and a some M mounts. Sold it all eventually and I'm back with another GF1 with 12-32 and a GH2 with...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 08-10-2018
Replies: 34
Views: 4,357
Posted By wjlapier
XT-1...

XT-1 23/2

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4608/40212413352_45211b1340_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/24gr8vA)

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4675/26384391408_93e7f6a2d2_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/GcuUm9)
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-10-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,238
Posted By wjlapier
I've tried my Leica 14-50 on a GH2 with the...

I've tried my Leica 14-50 on a GH2 with the Panasonic AF adapter and it works but it racks back and forth before locking focus. It's best to use it on the L1 though. BTW, mine was brand new when I...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-02-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,238
Posted By wjlapier
Thick body--L1.

Thick body--L1.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-02-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,238
Posted By wjlapier
I have the L1 and Leica 14-50 lens. I've used...

I have the L1 and Leica 14-50 lens. I've used the lens on a GH2 but not sure I will any further. The L1 is very capable of producing excellent images.
Forum: Digital Compacts 07-30-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1,042
Posted By wjlapier
Hard to beat the analog display of the 35ti or...

Hard to beat the analog display of the 35ti or 28ti.

Sony RX100III has the popup viewfinder and if it's like the one on the HX80 it's pretty nice--tiny camera. 35ti is bigger and easier to hold. ...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 07-16-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 1,104
Posted By wjlapier
This combo did most of the work this last trip to...

This combo did most of the work this last trip to Montana. I had three MF cameras and used the Fuji GSW680III the most, but for the heck of it I shot a lot of square with the SQ6 and SP3. I found...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 07-06-2018
Replies: 33
Views: 1,356
Posted By wjlapier
220 Velvia is available only in Japan. A guy...

220 Velvia is available only in Japan. A guy over on photrio will make the purchase for you. The price is way lower than buying from eBay. Expiration is 2020.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 07-05-2018
Replies: 33
Views: 1,356
Posted By wjlapier
I purchased 4 boxes of Velvia 100 in 220...

I purchased 4 boxes of Velvia 100 in 220 recently. I have a lot of Fujifilm Pro 400h in 220 as well. I'll use either a RB67 or Fuji GSW680III--the only two cameras I have that'll take 220.

Do...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-08-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 817
Posted By wjlapier
Very sad and shocking. I loved watching him on...

Very sad and shocking. I loved watching him on TV.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-07-2018
Replies: 912
Views: 76,228
Posted By wjlapier
I have the 70mm>120 slitter with the two blades. ...

I have the 70mm>120 slitter with the two blades. Prelim test the cutting is easy. I don't have a darkroom so we'll see how it goes in the changing bag. I have plenty of 120 paper just need to get...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-06-2018
Replies: 81
Views: 3,559
Posted By wjlapier
I use a Fishpond fly fishing vest when out fly...

I use a Fishpond fly fishing vest when out fly fishing and I carry my iPhone 7 plus in on of the many pockets. Don't give a rat's a** what someone thinks of how I look--especially the bohemian...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 05-27-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,782
Posted By wjlapier
My apologies. I just now saw your post. My...

My apologies. I just now saw your post. My French isn't what it was in 1977...I had to google "en plein air". Initially, I did print while at my desk to test the printer, but also printed when I...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-26-2018
Replies: 151
Views: 8,112
Posted By wjlapier
Ain't that the truth! Back in 2011 I ordered a...

Ain't that the truth!

Back in 2011 I ordered a M7 ala carte and immediately had to send it back for something. Went back a second time, and finally a third. I guess after the third visit to Leica...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-26-2018
Replies: 1,863
Views: 293,213
Posted By wjlapier
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/980/41085812895_172...

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/980/41085812895_1721c496a8_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/25ABwLp)
Fuji GSW680III Fujifilm Pro400H
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-25-2018
Replies: 151
Views: 8,112
Posted By wjlapier
Hilarious :D

Hilarious :D
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-22-2018
Replies: 224
Views: 14,827
Posted By wjlapier
You can't order from BHPhoto now. Someone on...

You can't order from BHPhoto now.

Someone on Photrio can purchase film in Japan and ship anywhere. His ad is recent. But he said Acros is hard to come by there as well.
Forum: Travel 05-19-2018
Replies: 142
Views: 4,741
Posted By wjlapier
In 1998 we were living in Grand Blanc and drove...

In 1998 we were living in Grand Blanc and drove up to the UP during the fall. All I had was a Nikon FM and 50/1.4 AIS lens. I took a lot of photos that trip. These days I'd probably take the...
Forum: Travel 05-19-2018
Replies: 142
Views: 4,741
Posted By wjlapier
This spring I took a Fujifilm XT1 and 23/2 for...

This spring I took a Fujifilm XT1 and 23/2 for digital and Rolleicord III and Hasselblad 500c. I used the Hasselblad the whole time and never took the Rolleicord out. I used my iPhone 7 Plus alot...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-19-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 911
Posted By wjlapier
Great price! BHPhoto had this film for $2.50/per...

Great price! BHPhoto had this film for $2.50/per roll if you purchased the 4 pack. I did and purchased 60 rolls.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-17-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 925
Posted By wjlapier
I received my order from Amazon Japan within a...

I received my order from Amazon Japan within a week of placing the order. Cost was still less than in the US. Better news though. I found someone to make the purchase of 220 Velvia.

edit: I...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-16-2018
Replies: 197
Views: 11,828
Posted By wjlapier
That's the one. I couldn't find that particular...

That's the one. I couldn't find that particular ad, but I did find his more recent one and sent to someone who was curious. Probably could ask if he has any more of the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-16-2018
Replies: 197
Views: 11,828
Posted By wjlapier
If you want to shoot Ektachrome in 120 or 35...

If you want to shoot Ektachrome in 120 or 35 there is a guy on photrio who was unloading a lot of it. I purchased a bunch in 120 and it was still really nice. I sent my first roll to Dwaynes to...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 05-09-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 1,592
Posted By wjlapier
My third Osprey backpack. Previous one was too...

My third Osprey backpack. Previous one was too small so gave it to one of my kids--kinda like a Camelbak backpack. Second in our storage for now. I like Osprey...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 05-09-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 1,592
Posted By wjlapier
My got to backpack is a Osprey Escapist 25. I...

My got to backpack is a Osprey Escapist 25. I use either a Domke BYOB 10 or Crumpler padded case to carry my cameras in it. Pockets on the side for water bottles or a space for a water bladder if...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-04-2018
Replies: 55
Views: 3,192
Posted By wjlapier
For 120 and 70mm I use an Epson V500. Coolscan V...

For 120 and 70mm I use an Epson V500. Coolscan V for 35mm. Vuescan to get it in the computer and slight PS—usually resize and some USM.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-02-2018
Replies: 3,111
Views: 750,023
Posted By wjlapier
Fuji GSW680III and...

Fuji GSW680III and Ektar:

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/945/41797281942_44462d7fd2_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/26FtZJ7)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-02-2018
Replies: 60
Views: 2,522
Posted By wjlapier
1 ton of glorious duramax...

1 ton of glorious duramax power:

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4776/40681538551_88e417e105_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/24YTw66)
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-01-2018
Replies: 108
Views: 7,748
Posted By wjlapier
I didn't want to say this but my alacarte M7 was...

I didn't want to say this but my alacarte M7 was the last Leica I bought. Brand new custom made for me and there were various issues that had this thing in the shop more than I shot it. The MP I...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-30-2018
Replies: 108
Views: 7,748
Posted By wjlapier
Might have to put in an order for a few for...

Might have to put in an order for a few for retirement.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-30-2018
Replies: 108
Views: 7,748
Posted By wjlapier
Add DAG to that option. And Kanto Camera.

Add DAG to that option. And Kanto Camera.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-28-2018
Replies: 2,738
Views: 804,032
Posted By wjlapier
Nikon U2 w/ AF 50mm f/1.4D. Supposed to be a...

Nikon U2 w/ AF 50mm f/1.4D. Supposed to be a cheap AE AF SLR camera with some flexibility. Tiny like the Nikon D40.

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/868/39950675970_5547b74336_c.jpg...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-27-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 925
Posted By wjlapier
This is a great deal through Japan Amazon. 4...

This is a great deal through Japan Amazon. 4 boxes cost $120 shipped--that comes out to .25 per image. Might be the best price out there for 120 color film next to Kodak Ektar at .20 per frame ( BH...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-26-2018
Replies: 912
Views: 76,228
Posted By wjlapier
$170 something for 50ft. Compared to ~$90 for...

$170 something for 50ft. Compared to ~$90 for the Rollei 400 for 100ft. Why buy the Ilford for almost double the price and half the length?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-26-2018
Replies: 2,738
Views: 804,032
Posted By wjlapier
I don't usually love cameras but this one I...

I don't usually love cameras but this one I really like a lot! I also have a R6 that works great but looks like it was used--hehe...

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/944/41685549602_21cf644be2_c.jpg...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-26-2018
Replies: 2,738
Views: 804,032
Posted By wjlapier
Leica R-E w/ 35mm...

Leica R-E w/ 35mm Elmarit-R

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/943/40819315785_cf8f38fd92_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/25c4EsD)
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-24-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 447
Posted By wjlapier
My Rolleicord III has a Rick Oleson screen with a...

My Rolleicord III has a Rick Oleson screen with a split image. I don't know if it's brighter than the original since I bought the camera with the screen already installed--my first Rolleicord....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-21-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 925
Posted By wjlapier
I just noticed Pro160NS isn't sold by BHPhoto and...

I just noticed Pro160NS isn't sold by BHPhoto and Amazon list it as unavailable.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-21-2018
Replies: 76
Views: 4,513
Posted By wjlapier
I watch the "news" for it's entertainment...

I watch the "news" for it's entertainment "value". That's it.

Back to Flickr--I guess I'll do as I did in years past. Use my charter acct to store photos I want to share, which I did rarely, but...
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 04-20-2018
Replies: 0
Views: 1,472
Posted By wjlapier
A6000 Multi Frame Rate Difference?

I've shot this camera for three years and just recently noticed there are different fps in multi shot mode. I know of 11fps, but what are mid and lower rates?

I always wished I could lower the fps...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 04-20-2018
Replies: 30
Views: 1,795
Posted By wjlapier
How long is it taking you to load the reel and...

How long is it taking you to load the reel and what kind of reel(s) are you using? I have the white plastic Patterson type with the small ledge to get the film started in the reels. After many...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 04-18-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,782
Posted By wjlapier
I received the SP3 yesterday and quickly printed...

I received the SP3 yesterday and quickly printed off some images. First impression was the square prints are smaller than the Instax wide--I guess I was expecting something around the size of the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-17-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 951
Posted By wjlapier
I figured that was the case. I guess I'm stuck...

I figured that was the case. I guess I'm stuck with all this Rodinal.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-17-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 951
Posted By wjlapier
This bring up a question I've had for a while. ...

This bring up a question I've had for a while. What is the deal with selling and shipping Rodinal? I have way more than I think I'll ever use and would consider selling a bottle to the OP if he...
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