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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 6 Days Ago
Replies: 1,865
Views: 293,235
Posted By CMur12
Buick, Olds, and Pontiac had the aluminum V8. In...

Buick, Olds, and Pontiac had the aluminum V8. In fact, it was also referred to as the B-O-P V8. Rover, of England, eventually bought the rights to this engine, reworked it somewhat, and used it for...
Forum: Chris Crawford 1 Week Ago
Replies: 173
Views: 6,665
Posted By CMur12
Joey wouldn't eat dry food for awhile after he...

Joey wouldn't eat dry food for awhile after he discovered canned food. But he always wanted more than the canned food I gave him, so he eventually became willing to supplement with (a controlled...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 98
Views: 6,271
Posted By CMur12
I agree with you, Brett. I like Jim...

I agree with you, Brett.

I like Jim B's/Mackinaw's thought: Giving Fuji the benefit of the doubt, this may be a practical way for them to offer a low-volume B&W film.

Like everyone else, however,...
Forum: Chris Crawford 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 173
Views: 6,665
Posted By CMur12
My cat, Joey, tries to talk me into giving him...

My cat, Joey, tries to talk me into giving him more than he should eat. I did for a long time because I didn't know how much I should give him. He has lost quite a bit of weight, but he needs to...
Forum: Chris Crawford 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 173
Views: 6,665
Posted By CMur12
Gotta have our Sneaky fix! - Murray

Gotta have our Sneaky fix!


- Murray
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 94
Views: 3,646
Posted By CMur12
I'm a longtime user of slide film, so I don't...

I'm a longtime user of slide film, so I don't find film forgiving. I don't find it especially difficult, either.


Slide film is probably the film that behaves most similarly to digital, but film...
Forum: Travel 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 164
Posted By CMur12
Very nice photo. Welcome to RFF, annterena. ...

Very nice photo.


Welcome to RFF, annterena.


- Murray
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 713
Posted By CMur12
I really enjoyed that, Simon! I wish you a...

I really enjoyed that, Simon! I wish you a speedy recovery.


Years ago, I studied languages (including German) and linguistics, so that gave me an advantage here. (I ended up living in...
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,347
Posted By CMur12
I used to really like Agfachrome 1000 for window...

I used to really like Agfachrome 1000 for window light portraits.

Way back when, I really liked the palette of Agfachrome CT-18 for winter scenes and GAF 64 for fall.

Like many others, I miss...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-04-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 2,319
Posted By CMur12
Paul, you have one of the late model Autocords. ...

Paul, you have one of the late model Autocords. I have two of them, myself, and fortunately I got the neck strap with each. They are hard to find, but they occasionally show up on eBay.


-...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-03-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,526
Posted By CMur12
I'm surprised that you are saving a Canon FTb for...

I'm surprised that you are saving a Canon FTb for your daughter, as it is large, heavy, and clunky.

That said, I really like the FTb, and I use equally clunky Minolta SR-Ts and TLRs (including...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-03-2019
Replies: 5,635
Views: 503,435
Posted By CMur12
I agree with you there! - Murray

I agree with you there!


- Murray
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-03-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 2,319
Posted By CMur12
This statement caught my attention. I, too, am...

This statement caught my attention. I, too, am more inclined to use my Autocord than my Rolleis, for the following reasons (in no particular order):


1. Exceptional Tessar-type lens,
2. Straight...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-03-2019
Replies: 5,635
Views: 503,435
Posted By CMur12
Damn good eye, Colton! That's a great...

Damn good eye, Colton! That's a great image.


Whenever I see your name on one of these threads, I know it's worth a look! :)


- Murray
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-01-2019
Replies: 100
Views: 4,253
Posted By CMur12
I'm still hoping for the slide film. - Murray

I'm still hoping for the slide film.


- Murray
Forum: Chris Crawford 09-28-2019
Replies: 173
Views: 6,665
Posted By CMur12
Yup, I'd say he's found a home, Chris. :p -...

Yup, I'd say he's found a home, Chris. :p


- Murray
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-27-2019
Replies: 62
Views: 2,276
Posted By CMur12
I would put in another vote for the Minolta...

I would put in another vote for the Minolta X-570/X-500. I really like this camera and I like Minolta optics, and common Minolta lenses can be obtained for very low prices.

A slightly less...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-27-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 2,319
Posted By CMur12
To retinax: I've had at least four different...

To retinax: I've had at least four different Autocords and I have two now. None of them have had broken focusing levers and I have never heard of, or experienced, any problem with the focusing...
Forum: Chris Crawford 09-24-2019
Replies: 173
Views: 6,665
Posted By CMur12
Such a cat! Thanks for another Sneaky fix,...

Such a cat!


Thanks for another Sneaky fix, Chris. I always open this thread when I see there is a new post on it.


- Murray
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-19-2019
Replies: 1,865
Views: 293,235
Posted By CMur12
Charles, I envy you that one! Enjoy it all you...

Charles, I envy you that one! Enjoy it all you can. :)


- Murray
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-19-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 2,976
Posted By CMur12
Charles, that would be if you could add two...

Charles, that would be if you could add two cylinders without an increase in weight and a then-less-balanced chassis. A great part of the magic of the MX5 is in the balanced weight distribution,...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-18-2019
Replies: 1,865
Views: 293,235
Posted By CMur12
Lovely Mercedes, Charles! From the double front...

Lovely Mercedes, Charles! From the double front bumper, it looks like a 250, right?


I was a big Mercedes fan back in the '60s, and the /8 series, including your coupe, was especially fine.


-...
Forum: Chris Crawford 09-14-2019
Replies: 173
Views: 6,665
Posted By CMur12
Very cute; very feline. Great to see more of...

Very cute; very feline.


Great to see more of Sneaky!


- Murray
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 09-11-2019
Replies: 219
Views: 12,530
Posted By CMur12
My most heartfelt condolences to you, Helen, and...

My most heartfelt condolences to you, Helen, and best wishes for Eric on his new Journey. I am sure that you will find him there, waiting for you, when your time comes.


In the meantime, Helen, as...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-10-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 869
Posted By CMur12
If a camera were tested with slide film, I would...

If a camera were tested with slide film, I would have some faith in "film tested." However, most B&W film has too much exposure latitude to offer meaningful results, in my opinion.


- Murray
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 09-08-2019
Replies: 219
Views: 12,530
Posted By CMur12
So sorry to hear this, Helen. Prayers for you...

So sorry to hear this, Helen. Prayers for you both.


- Murray
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-05-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,541
Posted By CMur12
On the other hand, the fact that they have...

On the other hand, the fact that they have reworked much of the camera could be evidence of commitment to bringing out a good product. They may have realized after getting into the project that the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-03-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,214
Posted By CMur12
Akiva, if those were Minolta film cameras, there...

Akiva, if those were Minolta film cameras, there would be ample reason to go back to film. Leica and Nikon, not so much. :D

- Murray
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-31-2019
Replies: 1,559
Views: 199,485
Posted By CMur12
Very nice portrait! - Murray

Very nice portrait!

- Murray
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 08-30-2019
Replies: 219
Views: 12,530
Posted By CMur12
Helen, I didn't know about Eric until now and I'm...

Helen, I didn't know about Eric until now and I'm sad to get to know him under these circumstances. A friend of mine was just diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer, so I have some appreciation of your...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-25-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 419
Posted By CMur12
Steve, speaking for myself shooting slides, I...

Steve, speaking for myself shooting slides, I just use an 81B warming filter (other than a UV or skylight filter). I use this for window light indoors, shade, cloudy weather, and sunlight that is...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-24-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 919
Posted By CMur12
That 80mm 3.7 would be an earlier lens, probably...

That 80mm 3.7 would be an earlier lens, probably a chrome version (vs the later black lenses made to work with the auto shutter-cocking of the C330). Take a look at how many leaves in the diaphragm,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-23-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,443
Posted By CMur12
I shoot slides and it just never occurred to me...

I shoot slides and it just never occurred to me not to use a meter.

For 135, I use old manual-focus SLRs with center-weighted average metering. I scan the scene to see the range of light values and...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-22-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 919
Posted By CMur12
I like the rugged, vibrationless simplicity of...

I like the rugged, vibrationless simplicity of TLRs.

I currently have ten TLRs, including two Rolleiflexes, and my favorites are the Mamiyas (C330f, C220f, and a battered old Mamiyaflex) and Minolta...
Forum: Chris Crawford 08-22-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 6,596
Posted By CMur12
Thanks for the news, Chris, though I'm saddened...

Thanks for the news, Chris, though I'm saddened to hear it.


I wish her the best in her difficult life.


- Murray
Forum: Chris Crawford 08-22-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 6,596
Posted By CMur12
Yes, hope Ariana is doing well and able to take...

Yes, hope Ariana is doing well and able to take photos, too.


- Murray
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-22-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 919
Posted By CMur12
Congratulations on your return to a great...

Congratulations on your return to a great camera!

I really like square composition, TLRs are my favorite cameras, and I think Mamiya TLRs are brilliant! May you get great enjoyment out of yours.

-...
Forum: Chris Crawford 08-21-2019
Replies: 173
Views: 6,665
Posted By CMur12
Nice Sneaky portrait, Chris. We definitely want...

Nice Sneaky portrait, Chris.


We definitely want to keep this thread going.


- Murray
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-09-2019
Replies: 1,865
Views: 293,235
Posted By CMur12
VERY clever photo, Larry. I like it. -...

VERY clever photo, Larry. I like it.

- Murray

PS. I also really like the one of the Porsche 356 hood.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 07-28-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 457
Posted By CMur12
Welcome to RFF, Mike! - Murray

Welcome to RFF, Mike!


- Murray
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-26-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,366
Posted By CMur12
My least favorite Rolleiflex feature is the...

My least favorite Rolleiflex feature is the film-feeler. I've never fully trusted it and this doesn't help.


- Murray
Forum: Chris Crawford 07-25-2019
Replies: 173
Views: 6,665
Posted By CMur12
It's interesting, considering his past, that he...

It's interesting, considering his past, that he now stays so close to home.


- Murray
Forum: Chris Crawford 07-25-2019
Replies: 173
Views: 6,665
Posted By CMur12
What a cat! Chris, am I reading between the...

What a cat!



Chris, am I reading between the lines that Sneaky is now allowed to stay inside when he wants to?


(You said before that his flea treatment had to be completed first.)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-17-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 1,778
Posted By CMur12
I wouldn't stow anything valuable in a pannier...

I wouldn't stow anything valuable in a pannier because it would be so vulnerable to damage in a fall.

Do you not have a bag or case on top of the rack? Unless something fell onto it from above...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-12-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 2,095
Posted By CMur12
In the context of the fact that Don McCullin uses...

In the context of the fact that Don McCullin uses both film and digital, I don't think he made a "blanket condemnation" of digital. Obviously, he doesn't use it as a "totally lying" tool, himself,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-10-2019
Replies: 129
Views: 3,255
Posted By CMur12
Huss, I think part of the lack of enthusiasm here...

Huss, I think part of the lack of enthusiasm here may be that film shooters are largely photographic conservatives.


I know that I tend to look to older cameras that have the basic controls without...
Forum: Chris Crawford 07-09-2019
Replies: 128
Views: 6,388
Posted By CMur12
Great work, Mack! Chris, when I saw your photos...

Great work, Mack!


Chris, when I saw your photos of Mack with Sneaky, I wondered what Mack might be up to these days. Thanks for the update and I send my hearty congratulations to you both.


-...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-01-2019
Replies: 1,865
Views: 293,235
Posted By CMur12
Lovely car and very nicely portrayed. I rarely...

Lovely car and very nicely portrayed. I rarely see them, even in photos, now. Thanks for posting it here.

My dad had one of these after four MGs (TD, TF 1500, MGA, and MGB). He turned 50 and a...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 06-29-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,075
Posted By CMur12
I think it would depend on how steady your hands...

I think it would depend on how steady your hands are and how large a print you want to make.


I can't hold a camera very steadily, so I need to turn to higher shutter speeds for hand-holding. As...
Forum: RFF Polls 06-29-2019
Replies: 69
Views: 4,063
Posted By CMur12
Also Ornate Wrasse (sp?). - Murray

Also Ornate Wrasse (sp?).


- Murray
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-23-2019
Replies: 393
Views: 22,909
Posted By CMur12
Wow, Nick! I really like the lighting,...

Wow, Nick! I really like the lighting, water/reflections, and delicate color of this one.

- Murray
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-21-2019
Replies: 76
Views: 2,684
Posted By CMur12
Personally, I have never thought analogue...

Personally, I have never thought analogue photography was about the "beauty of grain." Street photographers often have to work in lower light, often favor higher shutter speeds, and have had to use...
Forum: Chris Crawford 06-20-2019
Replies: 173
Views: 6,665
Posted By CMur12
Peter: Cute, yes. :p - Murray

Peter: Cute, yes. :p

- Murray
Forum: Chris Crawford 06-20-2019
Replies: 173
Views: 6,665
Posted By CMur12
Chris, I'm becoming very attached to...

Chris, I'm becoming very attached to Sneaky!


I'm really enjoying the running story and the flow of Sneaky-shots.


- Murray
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-18-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,172
Posted By CMur12
I remember something like this from many years...

I remember something like this from many years ago (i.e. When I was around nine years old). My recollection is that it was called a "ferrotyper" or "ferrotype press," with a chromed or polished...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-10-2019
Replies: 98
Views: 6,271
Posted By CMur12
I'm more of a color slide shooter, myself, but a...

I'm more of a color slide shooter, myself, but a resurrected film is a good sign for Fuji's commitment to film and for the film market in general. Very good news.


- Murray
Forum: Chris Crawford 06-10-2019
Replies: 173
Views: 6,665
Posted By CMur12
I like that! Yup, Chris, he's definitely your...

I like that!


Yup, Chris, he's definitely your cat now. (Or perhaps more accurately, you're his!)


I'm utterly charmed by these cat behaviors and I often tell my Joey, "You're such a cat!"


-...
Forum: Chris Crawford 06-06-2019
Replies: 173
Views: 6,665
Posted By CMur12
Neat looking cat, Chris, and I commend you for...

Neat looking cat, Chris, and I commend you for taking him in, despite the health risks. I enjoyed the pictures and the running story. There's a reason cats are so frequently photographed and I find...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-02-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 644
Posted By CMur12
This doesn't sound good at all, John. I hope...

This doesn't sound good at all, John. I hope you're soon over all of this and feeling up to some fun. Take care.


My thanks to Jim for posting the Ektachrome 120 news.


- Murray
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-19-2019
Replies: 93
Views: 3,229
Posted By CMur12
Agreed. I would like to hear from some of the...

Agreed. I would like to hear from some of the female members of this forum, although with all of the aggression expressed so far, I wouldn't blame them for sitting this one out.



- Murray
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-09-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 1,130
Posted By CMur12
I love TLRs and I always aspired to owning a...

I love TLRs and I always aspired to owning a Rolleiflex. My first TLR was a late-model Minolta Autocord (CdS-III), followed by a Mamiya C330f, several Yashicas, other Autocords, a Ricohflex/Diacord,...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 04-29-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 440
Posted By CMur12
I hope you had a very Happy Birthday, kxl! -...

I hope you had a very Happy Birthday, kxl!


- Murray
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 04-25-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 345
Posted By CMur12
Parabéns e Felicidades no seu aniversário,...

Parabéns e Felicidades no seu aniversário, umcelinho!


- Murray
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-25-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 475
Posted By CMur12
I scan the scene with the meter (TTL...

I scan the scene with the meter (TTL center-weighted meter in old manual-focus SLRs or handheld spotmeter with medium format), determine the "right" setting, take the shot, then do a -1/2 stop...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-15-2019
Replies: 199
Views: 14,247
Posted By CMur12
Great photos, Nick! I'm especially impressed...

Great photos, Nick!


I'm especially impressed with the first and third.


- Murray
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-14-2019
Replies: 2,738
Views: 804,032
Posted By CMur12
Very nice set of Nikons, Schuter! - Murray

Very nice set of Nikons, Schuter!


- Murray
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-13-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 7,029
Posted By CMur12
James, there have been several recent threads...

James, there have been several recent threads here about the future of film.


The most recent thread is titled, "Year End Results for Kodak," which includes a lot of bickering, but probably...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-08-2019
Replies: 264
Views: 20,768
Posted By CMur12
Rest in peace, Roger. You're off on a new...

Rest in peace, Roger. You're off on a new adventure now. Those of us left behind are saddened by your loss.


Frances, to you I send my heartfelt condolences and I wish you your own peace.


-...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-05-2019
Replies: 141
Views: 7,658
Posted By CMur12
My understanding is that the 7-element 50mm lens...

My understanding is that the 7-element 50mm lens that succeeded the 8-element version was made with special (radioactive; thorium?) glass, which Pentax probably felt offered the same performance with...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-02-2019
Replies: 264
Views: 20,768
Posted By CMur12
Sad news, indeed. I started reading Roger and...

Sad news, indeed.


I started reading Roger and Frances in Shutterbug magazine. I was thrilled to find Roger here and to become of aware of his and Frances's website. They have shared a lot of...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-31-2019
Replies: 97
Views: 4,613
Posted By CMur12
Sounds like a great place to start. The 85mm...

Sounds like a great place to start. The 85mm focal length is my favorite. That and a 28mm lens are responsible for 90% of my 135/35mm output.


- Murray
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-30-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 4,284
Posted By CMur12
GorV, welcome to RFF! - Murray

GorV, welcome to RFF!


- Murray
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-27-2019
Replies: 1,181
Views: 453,956
Posted By CMur12
Lovely trio! - Murray

Lovely trio!

- Murray
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 03-27-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,755
Posted By CMur12
Could it be that the typical buyer of such used...

Could it be that the typical buyer of such used cameras isn't aware that certain Leica models are rebadged from other brands?


- Murray
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-23-2019
Replies: 91
Views: 2,935
Posted By CMur12
I'm a film shooter, but my objective has always...

I'm a film shooter, but my objective has always been to keep grain to a minimum - the less visible, the better. To this end, I almost always shoot slow, fine-grained film and I do it mostly in...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-23-2019
Replies: 212
Views: 8,364
Posted By CMur12
I always thought fugly = f-ing ugly. - Murray

I always thought fugly = f-ing ugly.


- Murray
Forum: RFF News 03-11-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 5,825
Posted By CMur12
I just read this article and found it very well...

I just read this article and found it very well thought out and probably closer to the truth of the matter. Thanks for sharing it with us!


I also like your idea of starting a separate photographic...
Forum: RFF News 03-11-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 5,825
Posted By CMur12
I'm in agreement with Bjørn. A little...

I'm in agreement with Bjørn. A little joking/punning is fine, but when it interferes with finding the intended subject matter of the thread, it's a major hijack and it becomes trying.


- Murray
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-08-2019
Replies: 1,745
Views: 325,509
Posted By CMur12
Wow, Sem! I really like this. The lighting, the...

Wow, Sem! I really like this. The lighting, the subtle color, the reflections in the water, and the composition all come together beautifully. Very effective image. Truly a delight to the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-05-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,205
Posted By CMur12
I think you mean Fahrvergnügen. ;) I didn't...

I think you mean Fahrvergnügen. ;)


I didn't realize the Contaflex 126 had been that pricey!


- Murray
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-05-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,205
Posted By CMur12
I have my mother's old Contaflex 126 that took...

I have my mother's old Contaflex 126 that took 126 Instamatic drop-in film cartridges and functioned in shutter-priority auto-exposure. This one has the 3-element Color Pantar lens in 45mm. I...
Forum: RFF Polls 03-05-2019
Replies: 124
Views: 31,053
Posted By CMur12
This is why I use an angle finder with my SLRs on...

This is why I use an angle finder with my SLRs on a tripod.


It requires less tripod extension and I find it easier to look down into the eyepiece than to line myself up behind the camera at...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-04-2019
Replies: 393
Views: 22,909
Posted By CMur12
Incredible find, Nick! - Murray

Incredible find, Nick!


- Murray
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-02-2019
Replies: 393
Views: 22,909
Posted By CMur12
Thanks for the photos, the links, and your...

Thanks for the photos, the links, and your observations, Andreas!


The photos you included are certainly good examples of bokeh and the portrait of the street sweeper is especially striking (soft...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-02-2019
Replies: 393
Views: 22,909
Posted By CMur12
Andreas, how does the 85mm 1.8 Super Multi-Coated...

Andreas, how does the 85mm 1.8 Super Multi-Coated Takumar compare with the 85mm 1.9 Super Takumar?

Thanks.

- Murray
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-28-2019
Replies: 100
Views: 4,253
Posted By CMur12
I would consider communication in December 2018...

I would consider communication in December 2018 to be current.


No communication in two months is not my idea of an extended length of time. There is still room for an announcement of production in...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-27-2019
Replies: 5,635
Views: 503,435
Posted By CMur12
Wow, Andreas! I really like this color and this...

Wow, Andreas! I really like this color and this composition (even if you didn't take it with a Takumar lens :p).

- Murray
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-25-2019
Replies: 393
Views: 22,909
Posted By CMur12
Great information, Abbazz! Thanks! - Murray

Great information, Abbazz! Thanks!

- Murray
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-25-2019
Replies: 393
Views: 22,909
Posted By CMur12
Andreas, you may well be right about the coating...

Andreas, you may well be right about the coating on Super Takumars. I have no knowledge about that.

Multi-Coating is nice, but I have a lot of older lenses that don't have it and it has never...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-24-2019
Replies: 393
Views: 22,909
Posted By CMur12
Andreas, I remember old Pentax ads from the early...

Andreas, I remember old Pentax ads from the early 1970s that showed cutaways of their lenses, to reveal the mechanical superiority of the product. They explained that focusing helicoids of aluminum...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-24-2019
Replies: 393
Views: 22,909
Posted By CMur12
So am I, Raid, and I have already bought two...

So am I, Raid, and I have already bought two lenses, instigated by this thread!

- Murray
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-20-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,492
Posted By CMur12
Hollywood is important to Kodak - how critically...

Hollywood is important to Kodak - how critically important I'm not sure. As far as I know, Hollywood isn't supporting any of the other film manufacturers.

- Murray
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-19-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 481
Posted By CMur12
HDR has its place and this photo is blended into...

HDR has its place and this photo is blended into realistic effect, revealing a lot of details about the lunar surface. I'm impressed and consider it an admirable project.


- Murray
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-17-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 845
Posted By CMur12
Also known as the CdS Chimney Finder. :D -...

Also known as the CdS Chimney Finder. :D

- Murray
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-17-2019
Replies: 5,588
Views: 972,795
Posted By CMur12
The uncorrupted one? :D - Murray

The uncorrupted one? :D


- Murray
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-16-2019
Replies: 9,112
Views: 897,413
Posted By CMur12
I have been following the thread on Takumar...

I have been following the thread on Takumar lenses with great enthusiasm.

I already had two Spotmatics (a II and an F), an H1a, and four Takumar lenses, but inspired by the thread I bought the...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-16-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 845
Posted By CMur12
Good point from leicapixie. I have the...

Good point from leicapixie. I have the porrofinder and the CdS porrofinder (that came with cameras I bought). The viewfinder image is small, dim, and difficult to focus.

The positive side is that...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-14-2019
Replies: 393
Views: 22,909
Posted By CMur12
I got this one recently, myself, and I have it...

I got this one recently, myself, and I have it mounted on an H1a body. I haven't used it yet, though I look forward to running a roll of chrome film through it soon.

- Murray
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-14-2019
Replies: 393
Views: 22,909
Posted By CMur12
Those are the lenses, Andreas! Thanks for the...

Those are the lenses, Andreas! Thanks for the example photos and the assessment of the lenses' capabilities. I'm excited to get them. (I already have the 85, and the 105 is on the way.)


-...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-14-2019
Replies: 393
Views: 22,909
Posted By CMur12
I have really enjoyed this thread and have...

I have really enjoyed this thread and have followed it with great enthusiasm. Thanks to Andreas and to all who have contributed to it.


Now, I'm not sure whether to thank you or not (:p), as it has...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 02-09-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 5,602
Posted By CMur12
Canon is already offering a 35mm 1.8 with IS in...

Canon is already offering a 35mm 1.8 with IS in native R (actually "RF") mount that I see selling for $499.00.

- Murray
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-09-2019
Replies: 728
Views: 151,593
Posted By CMur12
I got my 85mm 1.7 MD new, in 1983, so I have the...

I got my 85mm 1.7 MD new, in 1983, so I have the dedicated hood that came with it. I had wanted an 85 for awhile and it has been my favorite lens the whole time I've had it. I think it was...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-09-2019
Replies: 728
Views: 151,593
Posted By CMur12
Nokton48, I like that "Star Wars" shot, too! ...

Nokton48, I like that "Star Wars" shot, too!

My understanding is that early 85mm 1.7 MC lenses had a thorium or other radioactive element, while late MC and MD lenses were reformulated without it....
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 02-08-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 5,602
Posted By CMur12
Lots of negativity here. I'm not sure what the...

Lots of negativity here.

I'm not sure what the difference is between a good-looking camera and an ugly one anymore. This one looks all right to me, though I can't think of any new camera that is...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-07-2019
Replies: 728
Views: 151,593
Posted By CMur12
Dennis, which version of the 100mm 2.5 lens are...

Dennis, which version of the 100mm 2.5 lens are you referring to (the MC version with 6 elements or the MD version with 5 and more advanced lens coating)?

- Murray
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-07-2019
Replies: 728
Views: 151,593
Posted By CMur12
Beautiful kit, Will! I would love to have a...

Beautiful kit, Will! I would love to have a black-body SR-T, and that one appears to be in incredibly like-new condition. My favorite lens is the 85mm 1.7, which looks like it must share a casing...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-06-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 974
Posted By CMur12
All Minolta Autocords are excellent cameras, in...

All Minolta Autocords are excellent cameras, in my opinion, and all have the same outstanding Tessar-type lens. Some users feel that Minolta outdid the Tessar with this one.

I have a couple of late...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-06-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 456
Posted By CMur12
The SR-T 101 has the focusing screen with the...

The SR-T 101 has the focusing screen with the finer central microprism, like the Pentax Spotmatic. That was the norm at that time. The 101 finder shows the match-needles and the shutter speed. Most...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-06-2019
Replies: 2,738
Views: 804,032
Posted By CMur12
I remember when the FTL came out, and it was only...

I remember when the FTL came out, and it was only in production for one or two years.


- Murray
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-06-2019
Replies: 728
Views: 151,593
Posted By CMur12
I love this thread! I've long loved the SR-Ts. ...

I love this thread!

I've long loved the SR-Ts. I came back to the States from Europe in 1981 (the last year for the SR-T line) and I wanted to buy an SR-T 201, but I had to get a job and take care...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-05-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 456
Posted By CMur12
This isn't normal for Minolta lenses. I have 13...

This isn't normal for Minolta lenses. I have 13 Minolta lenses (MC and MD) and 5 SLR bodies (three SR-Ts and two X-570s) and all of my lenses focus correctly at infinity (with all bodies).

It...
Forum: RFF Polls 02-04-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 3,169
Posted By CMur12
I remember Ansco cameras, but I never knew what...

I remember Ansco cameras, but I never knew what the name stood for.

Ansco later became GAF, right?
(I really liked GAF 64 film for fall colors.)

- Murray
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-03-2019
Replies: 70
Views: 2,215
Posted By CMur12
I always wanted a Rolleiflex TLR. My first TLRs...

I always wanted a Rolleiflex TLR.


My first TLRs were a Minolta Autocord and then a Mamiya C330f. Later still, I finally got a Rolleicord (sold it), and a couple of Rolleiflexes (plus two Yashicas...
Forum: Panasonic S1 S1 R L Mount cameras 02-03-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,495
Posted By CMur12
We won't know that they're "nothing special...

We won't know that they're "nothing special lenses" until they're tested.

The Canon 50mm 1.4 is a holdover from film days. It may well not be up to the task of a high-resolution sensor.

I have a...
Forum: Panasonic S1 S1 R L Mount cameras 02-03-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,495
Posted By CMur12
I'm still struggling to wrap my mind around...

I'm still struggling to wrap my mind around digital photography, so I may have this all wrong, but my impression is that new high-resolution sensors require higher-resolution lenses than film did,...
Forum: RFF Polls 02-02-2019
Replies: 71
Views: 1,879
Posted By CMur12
Right hand on top, always. I'm left-eyed,...

Right hand on top, always.

I'm left-eyed, right-handed, and left-footed.

- Murray
Forum: RFF Polls 01-29-2019
Replies: 69
Views: 4,063
Posted By CMur12
That falls under "none of your business." :D ...

That falls under "none of your business." :D


- Murray
Forum: RFF Polls 01-29-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,926
Posted By CMur12
I must really be old. So, what is an "epee?" ...

I must really be old. So, what is an "epee?"

- Murray
Forum: RFF Polls 01-29-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,926
Posted By CMur12
Steve, just wait until you get to 24,543! (Yeah,...

Steve, just wait until you get to 24,543!

(Yeah, I just had to click on the link and give it a try. :o)

- Murray
Forum: RFF Polls 01-28-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,926
Posted By CMur12
Hmmm ... I got a Kodak Duaflex IV for Christmas...

Hmmm ... I got a Kodak Duaflex IV for Christmas in 1959 and 620 reigned. It was my second camera.


- Murray
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-28-2019
Replies: 393
Views: 22,909
Posted By CMur12
This is my understanding, as well. At least it...

This is my understanding, as well. At least it is the case with my three Super Multi-Coated Takumars.

- Murray
Forum: Chris Crawford 01-25-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 719
Posted By CMur12
Chris, I would say that that's some worthy...

Chris, I would say that that's some worthy recognition.


- Murray
Forum: RFF News 01-22-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 1,426
Posted By CMur12
I really like the programmable control ring added...

I really like the programmable control ring added to the new lenses and available on one of the EF adapters.

- Murray
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-22-2019
Replies: 409
Views: 19,575
Posted By CMur12
Neat idea, dmr! I like how it came out,...

Neat idea, dmr! I like how it came out, successfully extending the dynamic range of the film while still looking "normal" (not obviously manipulated).



I sometimes like the HDR effect, also, but...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-20-2019
Replies: 81
Views: 4,098
Posted By CMur12
I recently cleared out a fair amount of old film,...

I recently cleared out a fair amount of old film, but I have approximately 50 rolls of 120 (including one of 220) and over 20 rolls of 135, mostly E-6, in the freezer.

- Murray
Forum: Digital: Medium & Larger Format 01-20-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 1,676
Posted By CMur12
I wonder if having a Leica L-mount can be taken...

I wonder if having a Leica L-mount can be taken as an indication that this camera will work better with Leica M- and R-mount lenses than other non-Leica mirrorless cameras have so far.

- Murray
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-15-2019
Replies: 393
Views: 22,909
Posted By CMur12
This is my favorite thread at this time. Thanks...

This is my favorite thread at this time. Thanks to all who have contributed to it.

I have a 50mm 1.4 Super Multi-Coated Takumar under a light, right now, to see if I can clear up the yellow. I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-10-2019
Replies: 3,111
Views: 750,031
Posted By CMur12
Beautifully conceived, beautifully executed, and...

Beautifully conceived, beautifully executed, and beautiful to behold. Very impressive image.


- Murray
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-07-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,248
Posted By CMur12
I think the value of a quick-release head depends...

I think the value of a quick-release head depends on the shooting style of the photographer.

In my own case, when I shoot on a tripod, I shoot on a tripod. I don't go back and forth between tripod...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-03-2019
Replies: 72
Views: 4,757
Posted By CMur12
My favorite cameras are TLRs: Minolta Autocords...

My favorite cameras are TLRs: Minolta Autocords and the Mamiya C330f (though I have others, as well, including Rolleis). I like that they are well built and neither one bends film over a roller...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-31-2018
Replies: 113
Views: 4,708
Posted By CMur12
Wow! Masterful shot, John! - Murray

Wow! Masterful shot, John!

- Murray
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-29-2018
Replies: 1,865
Views: 293,235
Posted By CMur12
Brett, isn't this a Cortina? - Murray

Brett, isn't this a Cortina?

- Murray
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-28-2018
Replies: 84
Views: 3,216
Posted By CMur12
In the meanwhile. :) - Murray

In the meanwhile. :)

- Murray
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 12-25-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 555
Posted By CMur12
Great set of photos, Dan. Truly impressive. I...

Great set of photos, Dan. Truly impressive.

I lived in Portugal at one time, on the south coast. I visited Nasaré once, but I didn't see anything like this, nor did I know about it.

- Murray
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-20-2018
Replies: 0
Views: 254
Posted By CMur12
Adapters for Canon Angle Finder C

I just got an Angle Finder C to use with my Canon 5D Mark II. It came with two adapters: Ec-C and Ed-C.

Problem 1: I can't tell which of these to use with my camera because one feels too loose...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-18-2018
Replies: 80
Views: 2,691
Posted By CMur12
This! This is my preferred film format. I have...

This!

This is my preferred film format. I have 6x6 slides and I still have visions of getting an old Rollei 6x6 projector.

- Murray
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-18-2018
Replies: 1,181
Views: 453,956
Posted By CMur12
This is a fascinating camera and, from what I...

This is a fascinating camera and, from what I have heard and read, it it a very well made TLR with an especially good Tessar-type lens.

I would love to get my hands on one of these!

- Murray
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-18-2018
Replies: 1,181
Views: 453,956
Posted By CMur12
I have one like this, but it has a "Ricohflex"...

I have one like this, but it has a "Ricohflex" nameplate on it.


(Mine isn't quite as nice as yours, but it belonged to my grandfather. I need to honor it one of these days with a CLA.)


-...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-13-2018
Replies: 80
Views: 2,691
Posted By CMur12
I apparently didn't look far enough. Thanks. ...

I apparently didn't look far enough. Thanks.

- Murray
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-13-2018
Replies: 80
Views: 2,691
Posted By CMur12
How is this lab for other services (B&W negs and...

How is this lab for other services (B&W negs and prints, E6, C41, and scans)?

- Murray
Forum: Travel 12-11-2018
Replies: 87
Views: 4,120
Posted By CMur12
I remember that for 1968 Saab reduced the...

I remember that for 1968 Saab reduced the displacement of the Shrike from 850cc to 820cc, because that exempted it from US pollution requirements.


The V4 is the engine that I would actually want...
Forum: Travel 12-11-2018
Replies: 87
Views: 4,120
Posted By CMur12
This car is from when a Saab was a SAAB! Seeing...

This car is from when a Saab was a SAAB!

Seeing this car here really makes my day. It is a car that I watched with avid interest as a teen in the sixties, and I would still love to have one.

Does...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-11-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 313
Posted By CMur12
A warm welcome to you, David! - Murray

A warm welcome to you, David!

- Murray
Forum: Travel 12-10-2018
Replies: 87
Views: 4,120
Posted By CMur12
Wow, some great cars here! Favorites, so...

Wow, some great cars here!

Favorites, so far:

Porsche 356
BMW 2002
VW Beetle
Citroen 2CV! (I love these! I lived in Portugal many years ago, and in Brasil before that.)

My current ride (sorry, no...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-10-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 720
Posted By CMur12
Hopefully, Colton/Swift1 will make an appearance...

Hopefully, Colton/Swift1 will make an appearance here. He is a frequent poster to RFF and has struggled with ALS for several years. He gets around in a motorized wheelchair and can no longer hold a...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-08-2018
Replies: 35
Views: 868
Posted By CMur12
I'm nearsighted, have significant astigmatism in...

I'm nearsighted, have significant astigmatism in both eyes, and I'm left-eye dominant.


I can see all of the image in the viewfinder with my old manual-focus 35mm SLRs (pressing the glasses lens...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 12-06-2018
Replies: 79
Views: 2,352
Posted By CMur12
Software may be an issue, however, I opened each...

Software may be an issue, however, I opened each image and read the captions.

I, for one, believe that text is very helpful in reportage. If you are presenting an aspect of culture that is new or...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-06-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 859
Posted By CMur12
I think it would depend upon how sociable the...

I think it would depend upon how sociable the individual photographer was, as well as whether s/he wanted to share his/her knowledge with amateurs and aspiring pros and if s/he determined this the...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-02-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 883
Posted By CMur12
Just some random thoughts: 1. The FW would...

Just some random thoughts:


1. The FW would undoubtedly have multi-coated lenses.


2. I would prefer the wider 50mm focal length of the FW.


3. I don't like the film-feeler mechanism in older...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-28-2018
Replies: 1,865
Views: 293,235
Posted By CMur12
Clever idea and nice image! - Murray

Clever idea and nice image!

- Murray
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-18-2018
Replies: 127
Views: 67,395
Posted By CMur12
I like to do business with Glazer's, in Seattle. ...

I like to do business with Glazer's, in Seattle. At least they're in the same state (Washington), and, in the case of film, it doesn't have to travel far in the mail. Plan B is Freestyle.

-...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 11-18-2018
Replies: 160
Views: 13,201
Posted By CMur12
Godfrey, what I want to know is the first letter...

Godfrey, what I want to know is the first letter of the word on that T-shirt!

If it goes with the hair, maybe a C. If it goes with the facial expression, definitely an S. :D

- Murray
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-18-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,537
Posted By CMur12
I like it! I once had a Fujica ST 701. Wish I...

I like it!

I once had a Fujica ST 701. Wish I had kept it. It was the first camera that I knew/know of that metered with silicon blue cells.

- Murray
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-14-2018
Replies: 112
Views: 3,107
Posted By CMur12
I don't think this is true. Recent complex lens...

I don't think this is true.


Recent complex lens designs by Sigma Art, Canon, and such seem to follow the path of the super-complex, super-corrected Zeiss Otus lenses, which were designed for...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-14-2018
Replies: 112
Views: 3,107
Posted By CMur12
Though it has been said in other words already,...

Though it has been said in other words already, no mirror box means no or reduced need for retrofocus lens designs. This really opens up potential for optical technology.


- Murray
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-13-2018
Replies: 199
Views: 14,247
Posted By CMur12
That's some very useful information. Thanks! ...

That's some very useful information. Thanks!

- Murray
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-13-2018
Replies: 199
Views: 14,247
Posted By CMur12
Skiff, how does the Hasselblad X5 compare to a...

Skiff, how does the Hasselblad X5 compare to a true drum scanner?

- Murray
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-11-2018
Replies: 199
Views: 14,247
Posted By CMur12
Sorry to hear of the rough year, John. All the...

Sorry to hear of the rough year, John. All the more reason to hope this goes well and that the next year is one of your best!

Be well.

- Murray
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-10-2018
Replies: 199
Views: 14,247
Posted By CMur12
Another light box/loupe viewer of slides here. I...

Another light box/loupe viewer of slides here.

I project them occasionally and I would still like to get a 6x6 projector for my MF slides.

- Murray
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-07-2018
Replies: 76
Views: 7,492
Posted By CMur12
I, too, would be hesitant to send it out for...

I, too, would be hesitant to send it out for repairs, especially if you plan is to use it mostly for B&W. In my own case, I rarely shoot C41, so I would be using it almost exclusively for E-6 and...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-04-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 563
Posted By CMur12
Tony, the aperture should be fully open (for...

Tony, the aperture should be fully open (for viewing, focusing, etc.) unless you press the DOF preview button. Pressing the DOF preview button will cause it to stop down/close to taking...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-03-2018
Replies: 76
Views: 7,492
Posted By CMur12
Pete, is the image with banding that you posted...

Pete, is the image with banding that you posted above from color negative or color slide film?


It sounds like Plustek stood by the scanner when you bought it, but you chose not to follow up on it...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-30-2018
Replies: 76
Views: 7,492
Posted By CMur12
That's good to know. Thanks! - Murray

That's good to know. Thanks!


- Murray
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-30-2018
Replies: 2,738
Views: 804,032
Posted By CMur12
The most common use for a motor drive would be...

The most common use for a motor drive would be action photography, in which the film can be advanced far more rapidly with a motor, while firing the shutter in rapid succession, than it can be by...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-30-2018
Replies: 76
Views: 7,492
Posted By CMur12
Does that mean there is no banding when scanning...

Does that mean there is no banding when scanning slides? And perhaps B&W negatives?


- Murray
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 10-28-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 2,033
Posted By CMur12
Just off the top of my head, I remember a...

Just off the top of my head, I remember a photographer back in the 1980s (Pete Turner?), who was known for eye-popping color. As I recall, he used to shoot a Kodachrome original, duplicate it onto...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-27-2018
Replies: 5,635
Views: 503,435
Posted By CMur12
Colton, I never cease to be amazed by your...

Colton, I never cease to be amazed by your compositions.


This is brilliant!


(As have been other recent postings of yours that I haven't commented on.)
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-25-2018
Replies: 42
Views: 1,231
Posted By CMur12
Welcome to RFF, Ted! If a person plans to...

Welcome to RFF, Ted!


If a person plans to pursue a certain type of photography (landscapes, portraits, macro, street, ... whatever), it makes sense to get the equipment that will enable that person...
Forum: RFF Polls 10-24-2018
Replies: 124
Views: 31,053
Posted By CMur12
I have a tremor in my hands, so I can no longer...

I have a tremor in my hands, so I can no longer handhold a camera steadily.

I recently got a DSLR with IS in the main lens, so I'm hoping I can realistically handhold it with good stability. The...
Forum: Film vs Digital 10-21-2018
Replies: 67
Views: 2,370
Posted By CMur12
Ain't that the truth! (I drive a Honda Accord...

Ain't that the truth!

(I drive a Honda Accord with a manual transmission. Still not reconciled to automatics. Still prefer manual focus on my cameras. :cool:)

- Murray
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 10-21-2018
Replies: 124
Views: 19,206
Posted By CMur12
When I got my first SLR, as a student, having a...

When I got my first SLR, as a student, having a camera that took interchangeable lenses was a novelty, and I often thought about the other lenses I wished I had.


When traveling and living abroad,...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 10-21-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 743
Posted By CMur12
I just googled "kodak anaston" and found a thread...

I just googled "kodak anaston" and found a thread on photo.net. Here is a pertinent post in quotes and the link:



"From the book "Photographic Optics" by Greenleaf, the Anaston design is of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-21-2018
Replies: 121
Views: 4,937
Posted By CMur12
I found my way here because I posed a question...

I found my way here because I posed a question about caffenol to another photographer in a forum not related to photography. That person (a member of this forum) gave me a link to a discussion about...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 10-20-2018
Replies: 124
Views: 19,206
Posted By CMur12
In 135 format, 85mm and 28mm are my favorite...

In 135 format, 85mm and 28mm are my favorite focal lengths, as well. I do the vast majority of my work with these two focal lengths.

As to the OP's original question, I can speak to it in terms of...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 10-20-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 743
Posted By CMur12
Nice images and neat idea for a thread. I have...

Nice images and neat idea for a thread.

I have my grandmother's old Kodak Pony, which appears to be quite a bit different from the Pony II. Mine has four shutter speeds: 1/25, 1/50, 1/100, and...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-14-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 2,536
Posted By CMur12
Welcome to RFF, tonyp1! That's a helluva...

Welcome to RFF, tonyp1!

That's a helluva collection! Some really nice cameras there.

- Murray
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 10-10-2018
Replies: 52
Views: 2,010
Posted By CMur12
I've always shot primes in my manual-focus film...

I've always shot primes in my manual-focus film cameras. They're faster, lighter, generally sharper, generally have less distortion, and are easier to focus. I tend to visualize based on the focal...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-09-2018
Replies: 197
Views: 11,828
Posted By CMur12
I've got 5 rolls coming from Glazer's in...

I've got 5 rolls coming from Glazer's in Seattle.

Glazer's called me on the phone today to tell me that they were holding the 5 rolls I had requested. I then made the purchase over the phone.

-...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-07-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 600
Posted By CMur12
Harman Lab (Ilford) offers B&W developing in the...

Harman Lab (Ilford) offers B&W developing in the US.
https://www.harmanlab-us.com/

I haven't actually used them or compared prices with other labs, but it might be worth a look.

- Murray
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-05-2018
Replies: 5,635
Views: 503,435
Posted By CMur12
Another brilliant image, Colton. Thanks for...

Another brilliant image, Colton. Thanks for posting it.

- Murray
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-26-2018
Replies: 37
Views: 1,487
Posted By CMur12
http://www.agximaging.com/ - Murray

http://www.agximaging.com/


- Murray
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-26-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 818
Posted By CMur12
This is where I am. I have pre-ordered five...

This is where I am. I have pre-ordered five rolls of 135, but what I really want is Ektachrome in 120.



(And one of these days, I still hope to get a 6x6 projector!)



- Murray
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-25-2018
Replies: 37
Views: 1,487
Posted By CMur12
They are offering it at Glazer's Camera in...

They are offering it at Glazer's Camera in Seattle for 11.95 a roll:
http://www.glazerscamera.com/new-releases/ektachrome-e100-135-36-slide

(You need to call them and give your name and phone...
Forum: RFF Polls 09-19-2018
Replies: 144
Views: 24,205
Posted By CMur12
I'm not sure which of the items listed in the...

I'm not sure which of the items listed in the poll would be most accurate for me.


I blow dust off the lens and inside of the lens cap with a large bulb blower.


I breathe onto a lens tissue or...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 09-02-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 1,419
Posted By CMur12
I'm late to the party, Colton. I just put in my...

I'm late to the party, Colton. I just put in my order.


Hopefully, this will help your photographic eye to rub off a little bit on me!


- Murray
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-22-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 928
Posted By CMur12
That's a great portrait, Gerry, and it would...

That's a great portrait, Gerry, and it would appear that you are a rare friend.

I have been watching Colton's photography for some time, hoping a little of it will rub off on me, as he manages to...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-12-2018
Replies: 933
Views: 227,864
Posted By CMur12
Great first post, pkotrcka! Welcome to RFF! ...

Great first post, pkotrcka! Welcome to RFF!


- Murray
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-05-2018
Replies: 157
Views: 4,537
Posted By CMur12
The way I see it, the phone camera is the modern...

The way I see it, the phone camera is the modern equivalent of the old Kodak Brownie camera. It's the latest snapshot camera, used much the same way as the old Kodaks of yore. This casual approach...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-29-2018
Replies: 124
Views: 4,715
Posted By CMur12
I'm with Huss. These are amazing shots. -...

I'm with Huss. These are amazing shots.


- Murray
Forum: Chris Crawford 07-27-2018
Replies: 128
Views: 6,388
Posted By CMur12
What an uplifting account! Chris, since I joined...

What an uplifting account!

Chris, since I joined RFF I have followed you and Mack through your posts. I could see a loving, dedicated father and a deserving son, but I never knew the backstory. ...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-19-2018
Replies: 126
Views: 6,037
Posted By CMur12
As I recall, the Nikkormats had a vertical-travel...

As I recall, the Nikkormats had a vertical-travel metal-leaf shutter with a flash synch speed of 1/125. The Nikons F and F2 had a horizontal-travel titanium-curtain shutter with flash synch of 1/60....
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-17-2018
Replies: 275
Views: 10,835
Posted By CMur12
Well, Ernst Haas didn't use a Holga. Mr Haas...

Well, Ernst Haas didn't use a Holga.

Mr Haas clearly chose his equipment carefully to suit his needs. I know that at one point, anyway, he was using Leica SLRs and lenses.

Of course the camera...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-16-2018
Replies: 275
Views: 10,835
Posted By CMur12
Nick, I think your position is valid, well...

Nick, I think your position is valid, well reasoned, and well defended. I don't see how anyone can deny these points as you just summed them up.

Some people are using this thread to defend or...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-09-2018
Replies: 275
Views: 10,835
Posted By CMur12
Any technical equipment review is potentially...

Any technical equipment review is potentially "caca."

We still need to know what we want/need from our equipment and we need to know how to make use of the data in such reviews. I don't think the...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 07-08-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 771
Posted By CMur12
Sorry, I'm not in Ohio, so I can't provide you a...

Sorry, I'm not in Ohio, so I can't provide you a camera to look through.

I had a Bessa II years ago and it was a lovely camera. Unfortunately, the viewfinder was a very squinty, tiny round window...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-07-2018
Replies: 275
Views: 10,835
Posted By CMur12
Thank you, Gid! :p - Murray

Thank you, Gid! :p

- Murray
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-07-2018
Replies: 275
Views: 10,835
Posted By CMur12
This is about the third time I have read Nick...

This is about the third time I have read Nick disparage Canon sensors, and I have no reason to doubt his personal sincerity.

I'm still waiting, however, for a Canon user to push back on this...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 06-29-2018
Replies: 86
Views: 4,429
Posted By CMur12
Thanks for the article and the link, Roger! As...

Thanks for the article and the link, Roger! As always, you present valuable ideas in very well written form. I have read and appreciated your articles since the days you wrote for Shutterbug.



I...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-26-2018
Replies: 123
Views: 4,641
Posted By CMur12
Assuming the sky isn't actually black, which it...

Assuming the sky isn't actually black, which it normally isn't even at night, a black triangle should be visible. Also, Nick didn't say anything about points of light. (Okay, I just saw the points...
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