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Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10 Hours Ago
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Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Thee are collectors who would buy it.

Thee are collectors who would buy it.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 10 Hours Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 218
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
I had one and loved it. If you like to shoot film...

I had one and loved it. If you like to shoot film in square format and can live with just three lenses, the Mamiya 6 is the BEST 6x6 system. The lenses are incredibly sharp, fully the equal of...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Day Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 415
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Lots of possibilities for your exposure...

Lots of possibilities for your exposure differences. Maybe one of the meters needs calibrated. Could be metering technique, too. The M6 has a reflected light meter that only reads in a large spot in...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Day Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 415
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
I've never been a proponent of using box speeds...

I've never been a proponent of using box speeds because my testing shows them to be marketing fantasy in most cases.

If you look at my developing times page...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Day Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 415
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
I've done a lot of work with Pan-F in different...

I've done a lot of work with Pan-F in different developers. The problem is that in D-76 or ID-11, the film's true speed is 25. Expose at 25 and use Ilford's times and you'll get good negs. Don't...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Days Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 173
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
http://crawfordphotoschool.com/images/film/example...

http://crawfordphotoschool.com/images/film/examples/crosby-1.jpg


Ilford FP-4, developed in PMK. I gave this film N-1 developing, a reduced developing time to lower contrast. Shot in a Mamiya 6 with...
Forum: Photo Software 5 Days Ago
Replies: 59
Views: 1,609
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Actually, the software detects when your system...

Actually, the software detects when your system will not work for an update and won't install updates that are incompatible. I'm using a 2008 Mac Pro and Lightroom stopped updating last year, but...
Forum: Chris Crawford 5 Days Ago
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Views: 365,718
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_f...

http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_full/6-8-19-sky-1.jpg



I made this abstract image of the sky at sunrise last Saturday morning.

I photographed it looking southwest from my home in...
Forum: Chris Crawford 6 Days Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 1,331
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
I've had cats before, but its been a few...

I've had cats before, but its been a few years.




http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/family-snapshots/simba/images/chris-simba-crop.jpg

This is Simba. He loved to eat and weighed 23lb at his fattest....
Forum: Chris Crawford 6 Days Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 1,331
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Someone should send me one :D Honestly, though...

Someone should send me one :D


Honestly, though I probably wouldn't use one much unless it was a digital Leica. I haven't been shooting film anymore because of my health problems. Its hard for me to...
Forum: Chris Crawford 6 Days Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 1,331
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/family-snapshots/sne...

http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/family-snapshots/sneaky/images/P6090050.jpg




http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/family-snapshots/sneaky/images/P6090054.jpg
Forum: Photo Software 1 Week Ago
Replies: 59
Views: 1,609
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
I tried it about ten years ago and image quality...

I tried it about ten years ago and image quality was far below that of Lightroom and it was slow and offered a lot less control over images. I know its been updated since then but its now...
Forum: Chris Crawford 1 Week Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 1,331
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Well, to be fair, they don't "neuter" men. Cats...

Well, to be fair, they don't "neuter" men. Cats get their balls cut off!
Forum: Chris Crawford 1 Week Ago
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Views: 1,331
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
I know, I'm the one who had it done :D

I know, I'm the one who had it done :D
Forum: Chris Crawford 1 Week Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 1,331
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Geez, you'd think he'd have been nice enough to...

Geez, you'd think he'd have been nice enough to KILL the bat before leaving it in his water bowl :p







I think his health has improved a lot. He's also gaining weight. He was so bony and...
Forum: Chris Crawford 1 Week Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 1,331
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Yep. Typical Feline Behaviour. I need to go check...

Yep. Typical Feline Behaviour. I need to go check on him, but I bet he's out there on my car waiting for me now.
Forum: Photo Software 1 Week Ago
Replies: 59
Views: 1,609
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Until you buy a new camera that your old version...

Until you buy a new camera that your old version won't support. As for ideals, that's a silly thing to make a moral stand on and you know it. It IS about money; you're just not willing to admit it.
Forum: Photo Software 1 Week Ago
Replies: 59
Views: 1,609
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Nope. Its a vital tool for my work, and honestly...

Nope. Its a vital tool for my work, and honestly it is silly for people with thousands of dollars, sometimes tens of thousands of dollars, worth of camera gear to balk at the cost of software.


I...
Forum: Chris Crawford 1 Week Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 1,331
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
More cat...

More cat pics!




http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/family-snapshots/sneaky/images/P6080016.jpg



http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/family-snapshots/sneaky/images/P6080021.jpg
Forum: Chris Crawford 1 Week Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 1,331
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
White trash: • Lives in a crappy trailer •...

White trash:

• Lives in a crappy trailer

• Drives a $50,000 car despite living in crappy trailer

• Smokes pot constantly

• Has 7 cats and a dog living in the aforementioned trailer, infested with...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 118
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
1.55v Silver Oxide. SR44, 357, or S76. It takes...

1.55v Silver Oxide. SR44, 357, or S76.


It takes two of them. They last a long time. When I was shooting Mamiya 6, I changed them about every 9 months and I used my camera heavily.
Forum: Chris Crawford 1 Week Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 1,331
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/family-snapshots/sne...

http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/family-snapshots/sneaky/images/P6060037.jpg




You can see one of the birds, a Robin, that was trapped inside the old truck I was photographing. Sneaky was very...
Forum: Chris Crawford 1 Week Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 1,331
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
He's beautiful. I have always liked black cats....

He's beautiful. I have always liked black cats. They look like little panthers.
Forum: Chris Crawford 1 Week Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 1,331
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
I didn't know they can't eat shrews. Good the cat...

I didn't know they can't eat shrews. Good the cat knew! My grandpa had a cat who murdered EVERYTHING she could get her claws into, but the only things she ate were moles, chipmunks, and rabbits. On...
Forum: Chris Crawford 1 Week Ago
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Views: 365,718
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_f...

http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_full/linda-lous-corner-3.jpg





This storefront is on the north end of the Welker Block, a century old brick building on the southeast corner of...
Forum: Chris Crawford 1 Week Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 1,331
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/family-snapshots/sne...

http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/family-snapshots/sneaky/images/P6060065.jpg



http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/family-snapshots/sneaky/images/P6060081.jpg




Around 6:30 this morning, I went out to...
Forum: Chris Crawford 1 Week Ago
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Views: 365,718
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_f...

http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_full/5-21-19-sky-1.jpg




http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_full/5-21-19-sky-2.jpg
Forum: Chris Crawford 1 Week Ago
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Views: 365,718
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_f...

http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_full/andrews-limestone-building.jpg





This vacant storefront building is on Main Street (State Road 105) in the small town of Andrews, Indiana. A...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 1 Week Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 366
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
They're able to cover the larger sensor of the...

They're able to cover the larger sensor of the GFX?
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 1 Week Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 366
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
If you have the Fuji medium format digital...

If you have the Fuji medium format digital camera, you have something that will basically equal 4x5 in quality while being MUCH easier to get good results with.


The thing with large format is that...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 1 Week Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 366
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Remember that on 4x5 a 200mm lens is basically a...

Remember that on 4x5 a 200mm lens is basically a normal lens. On 4x5, a 150mm lens is technically the equal to a 50mm lens on 35mm, but many large format photographers use a 210mm as their standard...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 1 Week Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 366
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
That's 200mm. I was close in my guess!

That's 200mm. I was close in my guess!
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 1 Week Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 366
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
I read it in one of his books once. Might have...

I read it in one of his books once. Might have been in "Examples: the Making Of 40 Photographs." I don't remember the focal length though, and it really doesn't matter. For a closeup image like that...
Forum: Chris Crawford 1 Week Ago
Replies: 2,526
Views: 365,718
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_f...

http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_full/del-ave-blue-house-1.jpg




This blue house is on Delaware Avenue, west of Crescent Avenue, in Fort Wayne, Indiana. It is one of many large old...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 179
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
I use D-76 1+1. It works great for Tri-X. Rodinal...

I use D-76 1+1. It works great for Tri-X. Rodinal 1+50 does, too...but the look is grittier than D-76.


I have my tested developing times (http://crawfordphotoschool.com/film/developing.php) on my...
Forum: Chris Crawford 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 1,331
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
I've been in very poor health all of my life. Its...

I've been in very poor health all of my life. Its one of the reasons I have struggled to earn a living so long. I don't want the cat scratching me up, either. I'm on blood thinners to keep from...
Forum: Chris Crawford 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 1,331
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
I'm using the flea medicine that goes on the...

I'm using the flea medicine that goes on the cat's neck. The veterinarian told me that it takes three months of treatment to completely break the flea's life cycle. Even if I kill adults on the cat,...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 179
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Probably D-76. It is common to rate Tri-X lower...

Probably D-76. It is common to rate Tri-X lower than 400. I have never found any developer that gives a true 400 speed with Tri-X. With D-76 most rate it at 320, and my tests show that to be accurate.
Forum: Chris Crawford 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 1,331
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
I've heard that. Problem is that Sneaky has LONG...

I've heard that. Problem is that Sneaky has LONG SHARP CLAWS and my experiences with cats show that bathing them qualifies as a suicide attempt. :p
Forum: Chris Crawford 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 1,331
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Thanks, everyone. Sneaky is a great cat. He's...

Thanks, everyone. Sneaky is a great cat. He's outside now waiting on dinner, We're grilling chicken and he's keeping an eye on the grill!
Forum: Chris Crawford 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 1,331
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Fleas will be gone before winter. Right now it is...

Fleas will be gone before winter. Right now it is warm outside all the time in Indiana.
Forum: Chris Crawford 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 1,331
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
A few weeks ago, I went and knocked on the door...

A few weeks ago, I went and knocked on the door of the trailer where Sneaky's real owners live. A man and woman live there together. The trailer is crappy and really rundown. The guy answers the door...
Forum: Chris Crawford 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 1,331
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/family-snapshots/sne...

http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/family-snapshots/sneaky/images/P5090013.jpg




http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/family-snapshots/sneaky/images/P5090016.jpg
Forum: Chris Crawford 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 1,331
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Sneaky (cat!)

Near then end of last year, a cat started coming around my house in the middle of the night. He was very skinny and always hungry, so I started feeding him. He was extremely affectionate, and my son...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 1,850
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Huss, You and many others here are using...

Huss,


You and many others here are using expensive lenses on cheap cameras. My combo is the opposite. I have an Olympus OM-D E-M1 mark II, a $1700 body, that I bought new a few months ago that I am...
Forum: Chris Crawford 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2,526
Views: 365,718
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Thanks :) I didn't add much for the last month....

Thanks :)

I didn't add much for the last month. I've been busy doing some web design work. Now that those projects are done, I am back to trying to work through my huge backlog of photos that need...
Forum: Chris Crawford 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2,526
Views: 365,718
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_f...

http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_full/snyders-auction-1.jpg




Snyder's Auction House is located in this old brick building on Main Street (State Road 105) in the small town of...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 646
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
I agree on the grip. Makes the camera much easier...

I agree on the grip. Makes the camera much easier to hold.


A tip: Don't buy Olympus's overpriced grip. Its around $130. I bought a Meike grip on Amazon that is virtually identical to the Olympus...
Forum: Chris Crawford 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2,526
Views: 365,718
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Thanks :D:D

Thanks :D:D
Forum: Chris Crawford 2 Weeks Ago
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Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_f...

http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_full/5-21-19-rainbow.jpg


Last Tuesday morning at dawn, this faint rainbow was visible in the sky to the west of my house in Fort Wayne, Indiana. It...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 81
Views: 2,903
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
First of all, to wear the vest properly, it needs...

First of all, to wear the vest properly, it needs to be zipped up in the front, not worn unzipped like you often see. The reason is that the weight only distributes correctly to your shoulders if it...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 934
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
I agree. My son and I have two Manfrotto tripods....

I agree. My son and I have two Manfrotto tripods. Both are the same model, 3011, which is a medium-weight aluminum tripod.


I have two Manfrotto pan-tilt heads; the heavy duty 3047, which I used...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 934
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
OMG, its available in GOLD!...

OMG, its available in GOLD! (https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1237246-REG/tiltall_tripod_te_01g_te_original_series_tripod.html)
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 934
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Cool, I didn't know they were still made. Are...

Cool, I didn't know they were still made. Are they still American made like they used to be? If so, I'll buy one. If they've moved to China, I'll stick to my Manfrottos.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 934
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Overpriced, and looks flimsy.

Overpriced, and looks flimsy.
Forum: Chris Crawford 3 Weeks Ago
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Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_f...

http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_full/5-17-19-sky.jpg


The sky over my house on a rainy evening last Friday.
Forum: Photo Software 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 321
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
I would resize them to no more than 800 pixels on...

I would resize them to no more than 800 pixels on the longest dimension. Much bigger, and they don't display right due to the size of the template used by RFF's gallery software. Any pic that size...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 59
Views: 1,658
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Its called "Expose To The Right" and no, I don't...

Its called "Expose To The Right" and no, I don't use or recommend it.


First, most digital cameras histograms are not very accurate and are too small on the screen for them to ever be.


Second,...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 59
Views: 1,658
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
I carry a Sekonic L-758DR meter and use it for...

I carry a Sekonic L-758DR meter and use it for every photograph. I have not used a built-in camera meter in 20 years. Especially for digital, which has so little exposure latitude compared to BW neg...
Forum: Chris Crawford 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2,526
Views: 365,718
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_f...

http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_full/your-hometown.jpg




This vacant storefront is on Main Street (State Road 105) in the small town of Andrews, Indiana. The sign on the front of...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 290
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
I'd try it at the dilution and time you normally...

I'd try it at the dilution and time you normally use. It will probably be pretty close to correct. I have not used R09 Spezial, but I have used Adox R09, which is now discontinued, but it was also...
Forum: Photo Software 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 944
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
The $9.99 plan includes both Photoshop and...

The $9.99 plan includes both Photoshop and lightroom. At least in the USA.
Forum: Photo Software 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 944
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Capture One is $300 for a permanent license....

Capture One is $300 for a permanent license. Adobe charges $120 a year for the Photography plan (Photoshop and Lightroom). So, Capture One is actually about 2 and a half years of Adobe. If Phase One...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 1,296
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
The fastest 400 speed film I have ever tried is...

The fastest 400 speed film I have ever tried is Delta 400. When Developed in Kodak Tmax Developer or Ilford DDX, it is the only 400 speed BW film I have tested that gave a true speed of 400.

I know...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-10-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 656
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
That's the big problem. Rodinal used to come in...

That's the big problem. Rodinal used to come in little brown glass bottles. By the time I learned to develop film in High School around 1991, they were using plastic. I bought a bunch of small brown...
Forum: Fuji X Series 05-09-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 395
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
You'll be fine. I do a lot of photography of...

You'll be fine. I do a lot of photography of paintings for artists, and I use my Olympus Pen-F and OM-D E-M1 mark II cameras. They make large giclee prints from my files, and they look...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-08-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 557
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
You don't have to photograph every day. I...

You don't have to photograph every day. I sometimes go weeks without doing any photos. I am working on several long term projects, and it takes a long time to edit and catalogue me work. Right now I...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 05-07-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 646
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Flexibility mostly. My work is mostly social...

Flexibility mostly. My work is mostly social documentary and architecture. For architecture it is hard to 'zoom with your feet' because the place you stand determines relationships between different...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 05-07-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 646
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
https://www.43rumors.com/olympus-japan-confirms-th...

https://www.43rumors.com/olympus-japan-confirms-the-pen-f-has-been-discontinued/


I have a Pen-F that I bought in February last year. I bought it because I wanted to switch to Micro Four Thirds from...
Forum: Chris Crawford 04-29-2019
Replies: 2,526
Views: 365,718
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_f...

http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_full/broadway-mural-1.jpg


This building, on Broadway in Fort Wayne, was originally a laundromat called Solar Sudser. It later became a secondhand...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 04-28-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 580
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
I love my P800, too. I bought it to replace an...

I love my P800, too. I bought it to replace an aging r2400 that died.
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 04-26-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 580
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
It is a color management issue. It isn't your...

It is a color management issue. It isn't your problem, its a hardware issue. Go buy a new printer. Yours is 12 years old, its way past its normal lifespan.
Forum: Chris Crawford 04-23-2019
Replies: 2,526
Views: 365,718
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_f...

http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_full/delphos-masonic-temple-1.jpg


The Hope 214 Masonic Temple is a Freemason's hall on Main Street in the small town of Delphos, Ohio. The large...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-22-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,621
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
I have a Patreon account and have had for several...

I have a Patreon account and have had for several years, but no one has ever donated so much as a penny through it! Strange, given the amount of money I take in from Paypal
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-22-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,621
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
I do how-to videos and written tutorials. Why?...

I do how-to videos and written tutorials. Why? Because I enjoy sharing my knowledge and I make money from them. The donations people send me have made a big impact on my income.


My videos...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 04-21-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 442
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
They're sold...

They're sold here:


https://www.cameradactyl.com/buttergrip
Forum: Chris Crawford 04-18-2019
Replies: 2,526
Views: 365,718
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_f...

http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_full/stop-obama-2.jpg


This stop sign is on the corner of Belle Vista Boulevard and Gates Drive in the Belle Vista neighborhood in the Waynedale...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 04-18-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 516
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Thanks for the links, Peter, they'll be very...

Thanks for the links, Peter, they'll be very useful for me!
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 04-18-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 516
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
That's why you call them to buy one for $35,...

That's why you call them to buy one for $35, assuming they haven't raised the price in the store. I know they charge a lot higher prices on eBay than they do on their own website or in store because...
Forum: Chris Crawford 04-08-2019
Replies: 2,526
Views: 365,718
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_f...

http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_full/grandpa-guitar1.jpg


I'm still working on some new stuff,always behind in my editing. So, here's one of my favorite photographs from the early...
Forum: Chris Crawford 04-05-2019
Replies: 2,526
Views: 365,718
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_f...

http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_full/welker-block-1.jpg


The Welker Block is a historic commercial building on the corner of Wells Street and Fourth Street in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-02-2019
Replies: 262
Views: 14,158
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Same here. I began reading Roger's articles in...

Same here. I began reading Roger's articles in Shutterbug when I was a kid, before I was even in high school. It was awesome getting to talk to him here on RFF all these years! He was a good friend...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 04-02-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 516
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Heads Up: Nice Ballhead On Sale Cheap!

Yesterday, I went down to Roberts Camera in Indianapolis to pick up something, and I saw on their clearance rack a huge number of Slik SBH-550 Ballheads, new in the package, for $35 each!

I bought...
Forum: Chris Crawford 04-01-2019
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Views: 365,718
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Hand-painted American flags are a common part of rural Indiana folk art. This one, painted on a piece of wooden stockade...
Forum: Chris Crawford 03-30-2019
Replies: 2,526
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Fort Wayne is actually home to a company called...

Fort Wayne is actually home to a company called Sweetwater, which is one of the largest music equipment dealers in the United States.
Forum: Chris Crawford 03-30-2019
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http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_full/andrews-condemned.jpg


This old building is on Main Street (State Road 105) in the small town of Andrews, Indiana. The storefront is...
Forum: Chris Crawford 03-29-2019
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http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_full/a-team-van.jpg


The A-Team is in Fort Wayne! This van, painted to look like the van on the 1980's television show, is parked in front of Wells...
Forum: Chris Crawford 03-28-2019
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A few minutes after I made the photograph in my last post, I went to the book store's basement (it is full of books,...
Forum: Chris Crawford 03-27-2019
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Sherlock is one of the two resident cats at Hyde Brothers Books in Fort Wayne, Indiana. I made this photograph of him two...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-26-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 204
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
The sun would burn a round hole in the curtain....

The sun would burn a round hole in the curtain. What you're seeing is a scuff on the curtain from physical abrasion.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-26-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 483
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
I made the same comparison between my F4s and my...

I made the same comparison between my F4s and my Mamiya 645 Super. The F4 did offer somethings that made the weight worth carrying.

It was nearly indestructible. I once dropped mine on a concrete...
Forum: Chris Crawford 03-26-2019
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http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_full/sky-3-13-19.jpg


Another abstract photograph of the sky, made a couple weeks ago in rural Allen County, Indiana.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-26-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 483
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
While it is slow compared to modern cameras, it...

While it is slow compared to modern cameras, it is still pretty fast. REALLY slow is older AF cameras like the Minolta 7000 (the first AF system SLR). I had an F4 for many years.
Forum: Chris Crawford 03-26-2019
Replies: 2,526
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Thanks Nick, Helen, and Steve. Mr. Goss was such...

Thanks Nick, Helen, and Steve. Mr. Goss was such a big inspiration for so many artists here.
Forum: Chris Crawford 03-25-2019
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http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_full/andrews-elvis-house.jpg


This little building was originally a small storefront, but someone lives in it, now. The sign in the front window...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-23-2019
Replies: 91
Views: 2,517
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
You probably could, it just takes practice. Some...

You probably could, it just takes practice. Some cameras do seem to produce files that convert to BW easier, though. The old Kodak DCS 14n, a 14mp camera that was one of the first fullframe digital...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-23-2019
Replies: 91
Views: 2,517
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Helen's work is gorgeous. There's a few others in...

Helen's work is gorgeous. There's a few others in that thread with nice BW images, too.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-22-2019
Replies: 91
Views: 2,517
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http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_full/galisteo8.jpg


http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_full/louisville-41.jpg


http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_full/me...
Forum: Chris Crawford 03-22-2019
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http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_full/3-13-19-sunset-2.jpg


Here's the second photograph of the sunset that I made last Wednesday evening (3-13-19). This one was done just 45...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-21-2019
Replies: 91
Views: 2,517
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
That look comes from over-sharpening then...

That look comes from over-sharpening then overdoing the noise reduction. When processed correctly, digital images look natural and beautiful.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-21-2019
Replies: 91
Views: 2,517
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Converting color photos to B&W is hard to do with...

Converting color photos to B&W is hard to do with good results. That's true both with digital photos and with scans of color film. The built-in BW modes in digital cameras are always inferior to what...
Forum: Chris Crawford 03-21-2019
Replies: 2,526
Views: 365,718
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http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_full/3-13-19-sunset-1.jpg


This scene is on the west side of US-33, just north of McDuffee Road in the northwest corner of Allen County, Indiana.

...
Forum: Chris Crawford 03-20-2019
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http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_full/frosty-morning-treestump-1.jpg


This tree stump was in my front yard in Fort Wayne, Indiana. I photographed it Monday morning with frost...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-19-2019
Replies: 73
Views: 1,755
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Yep! At least in good quality interchangeable...

Yep! At least in good quality interchangeable lens cameras. Point n shoot cameras often give far lower image quality than a DSLR with the same number of pixels, but those p-n-s cameras have...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-18-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 330
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
That's strange. Light leaks are not usually...

That's strange. Light leaks are not usually perfect sharp-edged circles!


Possibilities:


1) It could be a bad roll of film. Is this the only one that has had this happen?


2) Your developing tank...
Forum: Travel 03-18-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 595
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Uzbekistan is a police state, so crime is not as...

Uzbekistan is a police state, so crime is not as big of a problem there as in many other countries. That said, its a police state. That means people there, including foreign visitors, have NO CIVIL...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-18-2019
Replies: 73
Views: 1,755
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
I haven't used the OM-D EM5, so I can't comment...

I haven't used the OM-D EM5, so I can't comment on how it compares to the much newer Pen-F and E-M1 mk II viewfinders.

I don't think the electronic viewfinders are as clear and sharp as a good...
Forum: Chris Crawford 03-18-2019
Replies: 2,526
Views: 365,718
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http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_full/convoy-yellow-building.jpg


This little yellow brick building is on Tully Street, just west of Main Street, in the small town of Convoy, Ohio....
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-18-2019
Replies: 73
Views: 1,755
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
I can answer that! I shot for several years with...

I can answer that!

I shot for several years with a Canon 5DmkII, which is a 20mp fullframe camera. For the last year, I have been shooting with 20mp Micro Four Thirds cameras (Olympus Pen-F and...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-17-2019
Replies: 73
Views: 1,755
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
That is the point. Bill asked if price was...

That is the point. Bill asked if price was related to image quality. It isn't. As far as cars go, I think medium priced cars are the best buy. Cheap cars often are low quality, and expensive cars are...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-17-2019
Replies: 73
Views: 1,755
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Most interchangeable lens SLRs and Mirrorless...

Most interchangeable lens SLRs and Mirrorless digital cameras today have excellent image quality.

Higher price gets you things like better build quality, weather-resistance, better ergonomics, more...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-17-2019
Replies: 73
Views: 1,755
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
The Toyota is better transportation. FAR more...

The Toyota is better transportation. FAR more reliable, less expensive to buy, less expensive to insure, better gas mileage, cheaper to repair.


The Ferrari is a bauble for the rich.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-16-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 396
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Interesting, you've put a lot of work and thought...

Interesting, you've put a lot of work and thought into this. I've always been skeptical of developing tanks of this type, though. Wet film is delicate and easily scratched. All of that movement with...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 03-16-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 2,149
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Model releases are not legally required for...

Model releases are not legally required for editorial use in the United States. Stock agencies like Getty want releases anyway so that the images can be sold for commercial uses as well as...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-15-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 594
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Your experience is using a different developer...

Your experience is using a different developer that is only two months old. Completely irrelevant to the OPs situation.


Experience matters. I have used the OPs developer and it will not work. Don't...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-15-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 594
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
What in your six months of experience has told...

What in your six months of experience has told you that eight year old developer in a half-empty bottle will be good?


People like you damage the community we have built here. A community based on...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-15-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 594
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
So, let me get this straight: Some beginner with...

So, let me get this straight: Some beginner with 6 months of experience is going to tell a professional with 25 years of experience how things work?

It amazes me the ill-conceived, scientifically...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-15-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 594
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
No, it will NOT be fine. The OP has developer...

No, it will NOT be fine. The OP has developer that is EIGHT YEARS OLD. I've been using Tmax Developer for 25 years now, and I know what I'm talking about.


I stand by my previous advice: Throw that...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-15-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 594
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Throw it away. Developer is cheap; ruined photos...

Throw it away. Developer is cheap; ruined photos aren't.


Tmax Developer has a long shelf life, many years, but ONLY if it is in a full bottle AND stored in the dark. Kodak used to sell it in gray...
Forum: Chris Crawford 03-14-2019
Replies: 2,526
Views: 365,718
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http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_full/bug-building.jpg


This old boarded-up storefront is on the corner of Central Avenue and 28th Street in Indianapolis, Indiana.

All of the...
Forum: Chris Crawford 03-12-2019
Replies: 2,526
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Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
I was saddened to learn a few minutes ago that my...

I was saddened to learn a few minutes ago that my high school photography and art teacher, Don Goss, passed away today.

Mr. Goss taught at Elmhurst High School in Fort Wayne for 56 years, ...
Forum: Chris Crawford 03-12-2019
Replies: 2,526
Views: 365,718
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http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_full/prints-not-dead.jpg


This newspaper machine selling the Van Wert Times Bulletin stands in front of the post office in the small town of Convoy,...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 03-10-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 297
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Insufficient agitation. Here's a video I made...

Insufficient agitation.


Here's a video I made showing how I agitate.


https://youtu.be/tOUUO3dDLqA
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 03-08-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 726
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
The very best way to go is to use a...

The very best way to go is to use a self-calibrating screen that was designed for graphics and photo work, like the NEC Spectraview screens or the Eizo Coloredge. They're expensive, but really are...
Forum: Chris Crawford 03-07-2019
Replies: 2,526
Views: 365,718
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
I agree. Trucks stops still exist, but most of...

I agree.


Trucks stops still exist, but most of them now are part of big chains. They're bigger, cleaner, nicer looking...but they're all the same and they lack personality. There aren't many like...
Forum: Chris Crawford 03-07-2019
Replies: 2,526
Views: 365,718
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
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http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_full/ramblers-roost-1.jpg


Ramblers Roost Truck Stop is on the corner of Lincoln Highway (County Road 418) and Baker Road (County Road 163) near the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-05-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1,235
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
I think its a Tessar-type lens, so the fact that...

I think its a Tessar-type lens, so the fact that its sharp isn't a surprise. I remember the first time I used a Tessar, on an ancient pre-war Rolleiflex from 1938 that my dad bought for me at a photo...
Forum: Chris Crawford 03-05-2019
Replies: 2,526
Views: 365,718
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http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_full/van-del-theatre-2.jpg



I've been sick for the last couple weeks, finally feeling up to working again.

Here's a photograph that I made on a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-22-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 354
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
The Olympus Micro 4/3 bodies are small, except...

The Olympus Micro 4/3 bodies are small, except the new EM1X, and Olympus makes some tiny primes alongside the giant pro lenses.


I have a Pen-F. Tiny body. I also have three tiny lenses:


PanaLeica...
Forum: Chris Crawford 02-20-2019
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http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_full/2-18-19-sky-1.jpg



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Forum: Chris Crawford 02-19-2019
Replies: 2,526
Views: 365,718
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Not totally identical, but very similar in...

Not totally identical, but very similar in design.


They used to sell prefabricated houses through the Sears catalog; they came as a kit that the owner had to assemble (or pay a builder to do so,...
Forum: Chris Crawford 02-19-2019
Replies: 2,526
Views: 365,718
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
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http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_full/middlepoint-oddfellows.jpg

This building was built in 1902 for the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Lodge 665, in the small town of Middle...
Forum: Chris Crawford 02-19-2019
Replies: 2,526
Views: 365,718
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http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_full/grovertown-church-1.jpg


Grovertown United Methodist Church is a little white church on the corner of Elm Street and Ohio Street in the small...
Forum: Chris Crawford 02-18-2019
Replies: 2,526
Views: 365,718
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http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_full/middlepoint-redmen.jpg


This vacant building is on Adams Street, between Railroad Street and South Street, in Middle Point, Ohio.

The building...
Forum: Chris Crawford 02-17-2019
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http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_full/middlepoint-school-1.jpg


This basketball hoop is on the back of the old Middle Point School building on Normal Street in the small town of...
Forum: Chris Crawford 02-16-2019
Replies: 2,526
Views: 365,718
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http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_f...

http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_full/dutchmill-1.jpg


The Dutch Mill is an abandoned gas station, restaurant, and bar on the corner of Lincoln Highway (County Road 418) and Ridge...
Forum: Chris Crawford 02-16-2019
Replies: 2,526
Views: 365,718
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
In the last few months, I have been doing a lot...

In the last few months, I have been doing a lot of photography in the small town of Kendallville, Indiana.

I have eleven of them on my website (and this thread) now, and several more to post soon;...
Forum: Chris Crawford 02-15-2019
Replies: 2,526
Views: 365,718
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http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_full/middlepoint-municipal.jpg


This is the Middle Point Municipal Building, the town hall, in Middle Point, Ohio. The building on Adams Street is a...
Forum: Chris Crawford 02-15-2019
Replies: 2,526
Views: 365,718
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Today is the 98th anniversary of the founding of...

Today is the 98th anniversary of the founding of Waynedale, Indiana. I grew up in Waynedale and still live there today.

Originally a small town, it became part of the city of Fort Wayne, Indiana's...
Forum: Chris Crawford 02-14-2019
Replies: 2,526
Views: 365,718
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_f...

http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_full/van-del-theatre-1.jpg


A funnel ball goal stands in front of the main screen at the Van-Del Drive-In Theatre in Van Wert County, Ohio. The...
Forum: Chris Crawford 02-13-2019
Replies: 2,526
Views: 365,718
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_f...

http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_full/middlepoint-townhall.jpg


This is the former Town Hall building in Middle Point, Ohio. The building on Adams Street was also used in the past...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-13-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 245
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Back in the 80s, it seemed like everyone was...

Back in the 80s, it seemed like everyone was making gold commemorative cameras. There was the Gold Nikon someone posted a link to a few days ago here on RFF. Pentax made a Gold LX. There were several...
Forum: Chris Crawford 02-11-2019
Replies: 2,526
Views: 365,718
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_f...

http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_full/kendallville-autoparts-4.jpg

The last photograph of Kendallville Auto Parts, the small town store that I photographed back in November. They...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-10-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 1,645
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
The scanner you're using is damn near 20 years...

The scanner you're using is damn near 20 years old. To expect it to work forever without ever needing repair is unrealistic. Same goes for the three Nikon cameras you mentioned. They were all...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-09-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 1,645
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Vuescan isn't your problem. The Nikon 8000ED is...

Vuescan isn't your problem.

The Nikon 8000ED is a Firewire scanner, and new computers don't come with Firewire. A lot of people are trying to use USB to Firewire adapters for these scanners and most...
Forum: Chris Crawford 02-09-2019
Replies: 2,526
Views: 365,718
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_f...

http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_full/kendallville-autoparts-3.jpg

My third photograph of an auto parts store in the small town of Kendallville, Indiana. The stools in front of the...
Forum: Chris Crawford 02-08-2019
Replies: 2,526
Views: 365,718
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Yes, love the ceiling! When I was a kid, my dad...

Yes, love the ceiling! When I was a kid, my dad used to buy car parts at a locally owned place in Fort Wayne called Hires Auto Parts. It was in an ancient brick storefront on Broadway in the middle...
Forum: Chris Crawford 02-08-2019
Replies: 2,526
Views: 365,718
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_f...

http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_full/kendallville-autoparts-2.jpg

The second of several photographs that I made of Kendallville Auto Parts in the small own of Kendallville,...
Forum: Chris Crawford 02-07-2019
Replies: 2,526
Views: 365,718
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_f...

http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_full/kendallville-autoparts-1.jpg


Kendallville Auto Parts is a locally owned auto parts store on the corner of Main Street and Mitchell Street in...
Forum: Chris Crawford 02-07-2019
Replies: 2,526
Views: 365,718
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Thanks, Darthfeeble. I'm either too busy, or not...

Thanks, Darthfeeble. I'm either too busy, or not busy enough, depending on how you look at it. I have a backlog of over 500 photos waiting to be edited. So, I have been too busy shooting or not busy...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 02-07-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 815
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
I had one of those years ago. Gave it to a woman...

I had one of those years ago. Gave it to a woman I was dating. One of the best point-n-shoot 35mm cameras I have ever used!
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 02-06-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 288
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Same here.

Same here.
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 02-06-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 288
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
The image link is broken, so I can't see your...

The image link is broken, so I can't see your example pic
Forum: Chris Crawford 02-04-2019
Replies: 2,526
Views: 365,718
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_f...

http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_full/relaxation-station.jpg


Relaxation Station is a now-closed massage studio on the corner of Main Street and Mitchell Street in the small town of...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-02-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 382
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Higher voltage batteries cause underexposure on...

Higher voltage batteries cause underexposure on the OM-1. He will need the adapter you mentioned once he repairs the camera, but his testing shows one of the camera's meter cells is dead. It'll still...
Forum: Chris Crawford 02-01-2019
Replies: 2,526
Views: 365,718
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
It is! Plymouth was a neat town. I had never been...

It is! Plymouth was a neat town. I had never been there before, but passed by it at the beginning of this year while driving to photograph a friend's wedding in another town about an hour west of...
Forum: Chris Crawford 02-01-2019
Replies: 2,526
Views: 365,718
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
It is gorgeous! The building is actually for sale...

It is gorgeous! The building is actually for sale for $300,000 (http://www.reindiana.com/commercial-for-sale/118-N-Michigan-Plymouth-IN-46563-211668963). It has a beautiful two floor apartment on the...
Forum: Chris Crawford 01-31-2019
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Views: 365,718
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Two children's bicycles on the front porch of a beautiful old house on the corner of US-33 (Main Street) and South...
Forum: Chris Crawford 01-30-2019
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This mobile home is located in a trailer park on the west side of Starke Street, just south of US-30, in the small town...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-30-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,720
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Liquid developers are usually a lot more...

Liquid developers are usually a lot more expensive than powders due to the more expensive packaging required and the higher costs of transporting them (due to their greater weight and volume) from...
Forum: Chris Crawford 01-29-2019
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This narrow building is the Simons Building. It is located on Michigan Street (State Road 17), between Garro Street and...
Forum: Chris Crawford 01-28-2019
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The Gun Town is a firearms dealer located near Grovertown on US-30 in rural Starke County, Indiana. The building looks like a...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-28-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 413
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
That looks great! Did you make the pinhole cap...

That looks great! Did you make the pinhole cap yourself or did you buy it? If you bought it, can you tell us where you got it?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-27-2019
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Views: 413
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I've experimented with it a little. This was shot on a Canon EOS 5D mkII using a Finney pinhole body cap.

I've used the Finney...
Forum: Chris Crawford 01-27-2019
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Here is the second photograph that I made of the abandoned gas station in Tyner, Indiana. The door and windows on this...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 01-27-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 491
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
I had all three Mamiya 6 lenses for several years...

I had all three Mamiya 6 lenses for several years and never had that on any of mine, either.
Forum: Chris Crawford 01-26-2019
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This abandoned gas station is located at the intersection of Main Street and French Street in the small town of Tyner,...
Forum: Chris Crawford 01-26-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 457
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
I didn't either until they contacted me last week...

I didn't either until they contacted me last week and said they wanted to feature my tutorials!
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 01-25-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 1,294
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
The OMD-EM1 mkII has the same feature. It isn't...

The OMD-EM1 mkII has the same feature. It isn't telepathic; you have to have your finger on the shutter button, either from having autofocused and keeping your finger on it to lock focus, or from...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-25-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 208
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
That isn't scum, your film is under-fixed....

That isn't scum, your film is under-fixed. Throwaway your fixer, mix up a new batch and refix the films (then rewash them). If you don't, the images will degrade.
Forum: Chris Crawford 01-25-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 457
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
My Scanning Tutorials In The Vuescan Newsletter

My film scanning tutorials were given a shout-out in this month's Vuescan Newsletter!

Vuescan is software for scanning that works with hundreds of scanners, including many old ones whose original...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 01-25-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 1,294
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Care to elaborate?

Care to elaborate?
Forum: Chris Crawford 01-25-2019
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Views: 365,718
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Plymouth has about 10,000 inhabitants. The places...

Plymouth has about 10,000 inhabitants. The places I've called "small towns" vary quite a bit in size. Some have only a few hundred inhabitants, while others have 20,000. There's no 'official...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 01-24-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 1,294
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
I agree with you, Huss. I can't imagine spending...

I agree with you, Huss. I can't imagine spending that kind of money for Micro 4/3, and I say that as a lifelong Olympus user who uses M4/3 for almost all of his current work.

I have the Pen-F. Aside...
Forum: Chris Crawford 01-24-2019
Replies: 2,526
Views: 365,718
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
I didn't know you were from Indiana. I've never...

I didn't know you were from Indiana. I've never been to Vincennes, a little far from home for me. A lot of the small towns in northern Indiana still have beautiful old buildings, but Plymouth is...
Forum: Chris Crawford 01-24-2019
Replies: 2,526
Views: 365,718
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Michigan Street (State Road 17) is the "Main Street" in the small town of Plymouth, Indiana.

The neoclassical City...
Forum: Chris Crawford 01-24-2019
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The Pleasant Hill Cemetery is on Main Street, just north of US-30, just outside the small town of Bourbon, Indiana.

...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 01-24-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 1,294
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
$3000 !?!? For a 20mp camera? No thanks.

$3000 !?!? For a 20mp camera? No thanks.
Forum: Chris Crawford 01-23-2019
Replies: 2,526
Views: 365,718
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Thanks. I've been doing these photographs of the...

Thanks. I've been doing these photographs of the sky for about three years now. I've captured some interesting patterns and colors.

You can see the rest of these abstract sky images...
Forum: Chris Crawford 01-23-2019
Replies: 2,526
Views: 365,718
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
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The Rees Theatre is on the corner of Michigan Street (State Road 17) and LaPorte Street in the small town of Plymouth,...
Forum: Travel 01-23-2019
Replies: 76
Views: 1,939
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Exactly. The thing with most cities is that...

Exactly. The thing with most cities is that murders and other violent crime tend to be concentrated in a 'bad' part of town, usually the inner-city. The rest of the city is very safe. That's true of...
Forum: Travel 01-23-2019
Replies: 76
Views: 1,939
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
I suspect the USA Today list excluded Gary...

I suspect the USA Today list excluded Gary because of the city's very small size. Gary has been losing population, and now only has about 75,000 people. Gary is no longer a major city even within...
Forum: Chris Crawford 01-22-2019
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Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
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http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_full/11-24-17-sky-4.jpg

Here's the last of the four abstract images that I made of the sky over my house back in November, 2017. This one is my...
Forum: Chris Crawford 01-21-2019
Replies: 2,526
Views: 365,718
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
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http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_full/11-24-17-sky-3.jpg

Here's the third of four abstract images that I made of the sky over my house back in November, 2017.
Forum: Chris Crawford 01-21-2019
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Ed, If you ever make it by here again, let me...

Ed,

If you ever make it by here again, let me know. It would be great to meet a fellow RFFer. No one ever comes to Indiana, lol.
Forum: Chris Crawford 01-21-2019
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http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_full/11-24-17-sky-2.jpg

Here is the second of four abstract images that I made of the sky above my house in November, 2017.
Forum: Chris Crawford 01-21-2019
Replies: 2,526
Views: 365,718
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
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http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_full/11-24-17-sky-1.jpg

Still catching up on my backlog of photographs waiting to be edited. This is the first of four abstract images that I made of...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 01-19-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 548
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Fort Wayne's "Non-Profit" hospital not only...

Fort Wayne's "Non-Profit" hospital not only bought up most of the small town hospitals in northeast Indiana, they even bought the naming rights to a baseball stadium!

Fort Wayne's other hospitals...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-19-2019
Replies: 323
Views: 25,140
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Do you really believe such nonsense?

Do you really believe such nonsense?
Forum: Chris Crawford 01-19-2019
Replies: 2,526
Views: 365,718
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Thanks, Steve. These recent ones are from a trip...

Thanks, Steve.

These recent ones are from a trip that I made two weekends ago. I drove across northern Indiana from Fort Wayne to Portage (a small city near Lake Michigan) to attend a friend's...
Forum: Chris Crawford 01-19-2019
Replies: 2,526
Views: 365,718
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
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Treat's Bridal Shoppe is on the corner of Michigan Street (State Road 17) and Washington Street in the small town of...
Forum: Chris Crawford 01-18-2019
Replies: 2,526
Views: 365,718
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
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The Marshall County Trust and Savings Bank building is on the corner of Michigan Street (State Road 17) and LaPorte Street in...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-18-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 598
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
What you're describing is reticulation. If your...

What you're describing is reticulation. If your temperature readings are accurate, then it could be a film defect. Another possibility is the film has been exposed to heat during storage or shipping....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-18-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 598
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Kodak and Ilford almost never have defects in...

Kodak and Ilford almost never have defects in manufacturing. Same with Fuji. You see stuff like that with low-tech low-cost films like Foma (though they've gotten much better than they used to be),...
Forum: Chris Crawford 01-17-2019
Replies: 2,526
Views: 365,718
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
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http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_full/pilot-news.jpg


The art deco Pilot News Building is on Michigan Street (State Road 17) in the small town of Plymouth, Indiana. The Pilot News...
Forum: Chris Crawford 01-17-2019
Replies: 2,526
Views: 365,718
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Yes, that's how it works. The power companies pay...

Yes, that's how it works. The power companies pay the farmers rent, which is a lot more money than they'd get from selling the crops they would otherwise grow on the small piece of the field occupied...
Forum: Chris Crawford 01-17-2019
Replies: 2,526
Views: 365,718
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
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http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_full/wind-turbines-9-2018.jpg


These wind turbines stand in a cornfield on the Ohio side of State Line Road, between Township Road 94 and State...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 01-16-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,711
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
That's sad to hear. I first encountered his book...

That's sad to hear. I first encountered his book "Collecting and Using Classic Cameras" in the public library when I was a kid. I wanted every camera in the book! I did get my dad to buy me an...
Forum: Chris Crawford 01-16-2019
Replies: 2,526
Views: 365,718
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Thanks. :):)

Thanks. :):)
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