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Forum: RFF News 10-19-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 11,637
Posted By semi-ambivalent
The retail price will not go up 25% because Leica...

The retail price will not go up 25% because Leica will lower the wholesale cost to offset some of the increase. In the 1980s the Mark soared against the US Dollar but the price of a Mercedes in the...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 09-29-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 2,397
Posted By semi-ambivalent
Little or nothing. Look at it as his posting an...

Little or nothing. Look at it as his posting an addendum to his CV.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-18-2019
Replies: 161
Views: 8,648
Posted By semi-ambivalent
:P Yup, that German labor is paid pretty well....

:P

Yup, that German labor is paid pretty well. I'm not so stupid as to say none of that 8k pays for the word "Leica"; that's branding you know, that thing that defined the 1980s economic landscape...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-17-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 981
Posted By semi-ambivalent
Perhaps, but I was talking 50mm and forgot to...

Perhaps, but I was talking 50mm and forgot to mention that, jumped the gun and committed. To be honest I don't think I've heard the term 35mm v5, it's been v4 and ASPH. But I'm just one person.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-17-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 981
Posted By semi-ambivalent
I have, twice, broken off the focusing tab on my...

I have, twice, broken off the focusing tab on my German v4. It's an inexcusable design flaw. The first time it happened it went to Don and I also had him do a CLA which visibly cleaned up some...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-17-2019
Replies: 161
Views: 8,648
Posted By semi-ambivalent
Thank you for this, and for pointing out my...

Thank you for this, and for pointing out my misuse of "schengen". I'm rather surprised the rough break is just 60%. At that threshold my MP (an a la carte), should have included a bottle of Fonseca.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-16-2019
Replies: 161
Views: 8,648
Posted By semi-ambivalent
There are EU rules governing this sort of thing....

There are EU rules governing this sort of thing. At least part of my MP came to Germany as sub-assemblies from Portugal. A sufficient percentage of manufacture must be in Germany in order for the...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-16-2019
Replies: 161
Views: 8,648
Posted By semi-ambivalent
(Film) Leica M is the only 'expensive gear' I've...

(Film) Leica M is the only 'expensive gear' I've ever owned that will perform as well and be just as useful and just as coveted long after I'm dead. I'm confident in saying that, and also in saying...
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 08-14-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1,468
Posted By semi-ambivalent
Wife and I saw a set of "Country Doctor" prints...

Wife and I saw a set of "Country Doctor" prints in a Denver gallery many years ago. There's a branch of the Ceriani family living here in Denver and I believe the prints were family possessions....
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-08-2019
Replies: 143
Views: 7,317
Posted By semi-ambivalent
They're all jewelry men can wear but, when...

They're all jewelry men can wear but, when everything is for sale, can owning anything really mean anything real? I like every camera I own but I'm not proud of any of them. Some of the images I've...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-06-2019
Replies: 77
Views: 2,657
Posted By semi-ambivalent
Good take, this. How does any company promote a...

Good take, this. How does any company promote a "classic" model while simultaneously pushing the upgrade treadmill typical of, among many things, digital cameras? "Classics" come out of an...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 07-04-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 10,894
Posted By semi-ambivalent
https://filmphotographyproject.com/ Has short...

https://filmphotographyproject.com/


Has short loads of all kinds of esoteric emulsions, including Svema and Tasma. Haven't shot the Tasma 100 yet but Svema has a very thin base and I had a bit of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-01-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,800
Posted By semi-ambivalent
I've always had great red sauce at The Shed. Busy...

I've always had great red sauce at The Shed. Busy and the bar can be pretty raucous. Wonderful $$$($) food at Geronimo. Fajitas at the cart on SW corner of Plaza. Roasted corn, NW corner of Plaza,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-28-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 729
Posted By semi-ambivalent
My 2012 black paint ALC MP is running fine. But...

My 2012 black paint ALC MP is running fine. But so is my '59 M3. Survivor bias makes any comparison almost pointless. Cameras failing shortly after delivery is inexcusable, but that's not tenable...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-15-2019
Replies: 108
Views: 3,271
Posted By semi-ambivalent
In the EU you also don't want a call from the...

In the EU you also don't want a call from the police saying your recently ebay-purchased M2 had been stolen from a Frenchman in Venice and that you'll have to surrender it. The internet and its...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-15-2019
Replies: 108
Views: 3,271
Posted By semi-ambivalent
On the other hand I have used my Domke f-5XB as a...

On the other hand I have used my Domke f-5XB as a diaper bag, and it made a damn good one too.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-29-2019
Replies: 82
Views: 6,049
Posted By semi-ambivalent
But more than you think, I think. Absolutely....

But more than you think, I think.

Absolutely. But do they listen?
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-09-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,338
Posted By semi-ambivalent
While not universal, I have existential evidence...

While not universal, I have existential evidence that what you say here is total bull****. Perhaps you fancy yourself an agent provocateur or something. If so, do carry on.
Forum: Travel 05-09-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 960
Posted By semi-ambivalent
The White Horse Bar, Hudson St. and 11th St. was...

The White Horse Bar, Hudson St. and 11th St. was a hangout for many famous literary types, Dylan Thomas being one. Kerouac was thrown out of there several times. I also manged to find the apartment...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-21-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 4,121
Posted By semi-ambivalent
Forums of their day were probably also where they...

Forums of their day were probably also where they sold beer across the bar. And people think the internet is good...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-21-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 4,121
Posted By semi-ambivalent
I recently bought an M-A and it has a 'new-block'...

I recently bought an M-A and it has a 'new-block' serial number, 51xxxxx rather than 49xxxxx. Someone over on the Leica forum just bought an MP and it too had a new block number. This doesn't even...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-22-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 1,761
Posted By semi-ambivalent
Your "normal" camera is not the norm anymore....

Your "normal" camera is not the norm anymore. It's 2019.
Forum: Optics Theory - 02-12-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 857
Posted By semi-ambivalent
There is no denying the technological advances...

There is no denying the technological advances going in to lens design these days. Is it necessary for 'world class' photography? I'll leave that for others but the weight reductions in teles is...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-11-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 6,861
Posted By semi-ambivalent
I use neither loader because I can't fit 400' of...

I use neither loader because I can't fit 400' of Dbl-X in either one. So I just lay the core on its side on the 6' counter in my darkroom and unspool a length marked by two pieces of tape. Scary at...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 11-30-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 825
Posted By semi-ambivalent
Not that it should matter to you what I do but...

Not that it should matter to you what I do but for 11x14 it's fat 1/2" borders on top and sides, and whatever the image's demands leaves on the bottom. Often 1-1 1/2 ". Then a floating matte that...
Forum: RFF Polls 10-14-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 1,367
Posted By semi-ambivalent
I discount the 'get both if they're cheap'...

I discount the 'get both if they're cheap' because you haven't given a price. Neither of those lenses has typical cleaning marks; those are small scale gouges. I've seen a lot of lenses that looked...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-13-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 686
Posted By semi-ambivalent
In a similar vein, "The Search" was filmed in...

In a similar vein, "The Search" was filmed in Germany in 1948 and includes backgrounds of war rubble. A good movie too (Montgomery Clift before his car accident).
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-27-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 1,847
Posted By semi-ambivalent
Yep, same as it ever was. But it's good to...

Yep, same as it ever was. But it's good to re-visit, I guess. :)

Best,
s-a
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 09-09-2018
Replies: 35
Views: 1,690
Posted By semi-ambivalent
Baloney. M-A + 50mm Summarit = US$6,490.00. A 35...

Baloney.
M-A + 50mm Summarit = US$6,490.00. A 35 Summicron pushes that up to only US$7,990.00. And you'd end up with a combo still actually worth something in, oh, ten or 20 years. You can even...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-09-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 1,464
Posted By semi-ambivalent
This is a BIN price. They are there to catch...

This is a BIN price. They are there to catch anybody who would *really* pay that much in a special circumstance; a collector looking within an exact serial number range, or some bloke who is trying...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-31-2018
Replies: 4,698
Views: 1,330,481
Posted By semi-ambivalent
107662 Eating Italian in Menlo Park, CA MP, 50...

107662

Eating Italian in Menlo Park, CA
MP, 50 v4 Summicron
Tri-X in HC-110
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-12-2018
Replies: 124
Views: 4,921
Posted By semi-ambivalent
Don't bring in things that don't matter. Content...

Don't bring in things that don't matter. Content matters, not technological speculation about content. Technology has nothing to do with content.

They're lovely pics. Full stop. Or, to paraphrase...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-26-2018
Replies: 32
Views: 1,103
Posted By semi-ambivalent
The folks who make Gorilla Glue also make some...

The folks who make Gorilla Glue also make some different tapes. Any hardware store worth the name should carry it. My local Ace does.


btw, real gaffer's tape does not leave residue. The price...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-18-2018
Replies: 167
Views: 29,227
Posted By semi-ambivalent
That will become only more acute.

That will become only more acute.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 04-21-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 1,921
Posted By semi-ambivalent
One, single click?

One, single click?
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 02-02-2017
Replies: 42
Views: 3,481
Posted By semi-ambivalent
I did not take it as a personal attack. OP wanted...

I did not take it as a personal attack. OP wanted suggestions so I gave what I used. Your response was to question Rodinal's use to push. I was saying, in more than a text bite, that there are lots...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 02-02-2017
Replies: 42
Views: 3,481
Posted By semi-ambivalent
Because, in my case, I can use anything I want to...

Because, in my case, I can use anything I want to develop film and I like the look I get. There has always been a sort of almost petty animosity directed towards Rodinal, possibly because of the...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 02-01-2017
Replies: 42
Views: 3,481
Posted By semi-ambivalent
12 minutes.

12 minutes.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 02-01-2017
Replies: 42
Views: 3,481
Posted By semi-ambivalent
Rodinal 1:25 + .25 - .50 grams of borax to 520ml...

Rodinal 1:25
+ .25 - .50 grams of borax to 520ml working solution
25 degrees F.
2 minute water pre-soak, some agitation, 68 degrees
Pour in dev.
SLOW 180 degree inversions in the first 30 seconds
2...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-01-2016
Replies: 2,123
Views: 398,009
Posted By semi-ambivalent
I process Tri-X in Rodinal and have found that...

I process Tri-X in Rodinal and have found that adding 0.50 grams of borax to the working solution minimizes the grain quite a bit while still giving me the Rodinal mid-tones. It would be a very cheap...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-16-2016
Replies: 7,561
Views: 3,887,179
Posted By semi-ambivalent
Nice choice on the color scheme Maitani. I also...

Nice choice on the color scheme Maitani. I also did this with my MP ALC. (You picked the right 50 too. :^) )

s-a
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 10-04-2016
Replies: 22
Views: 2,171
Posted By semi-ambivalent
Cyclists are aggressive, arrogant law breaking...

Cyclists are aggressive, arrogant law breaking jerks; probably on a "program". Motorists are brain dead, soft-tissue creatures who have no form and die quickly if removed from their shells. Everyone...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-02-2016
Replies: 26
Views: 3,068
Posted By semi-ambivalent
FWIW, I use the 21 SEM on my only cameras (MP and...

FWIW, I use the 21 SEM on my only cameras (MP and M3) and its speed has not yet caused me any problems at EIs of 250-400. "Dark" interiors are another matter. It's small and handles very well; a...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 07-23-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 2,572
Posted By semi-ambivalent
Rotoloni says Nikon I production stopped in...

Rotoloni says Nikon I production stopped in August, 1949, at #609758 or #609759.

Yes, lots of greenies. Very lots.

s-a
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-03-2016
Replies: 2,123
Views: 398,009
Posted By semi-ambivalent
Dave, Stumbled across to see this unanswered....

Dave,

Stumbled across to see this unanswered. I'm no cine guy, but I think film noir was more a lighting effect than it was a specific film. They would put complex masks on the lights (from memory,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-18-2016
Replies: 29
Views: 2,590
Posted By semi-ambivalent
"Tenzing didn't know how to use a camera and the...

"Tenzing didn't know how to use a camera and the summit of Everest wasn't the place to teach him."
-Sir Edmund Hillary
:)
s-a
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-15-2016
Replies: 21
Views: 2,574
Posted By semi-ambivalent
I currently have a 1959 M3 at DAG for a complete...

I currently have a 1959 M3 at DAG for a complete rebuild (Yike$!) so it will be very interesting to compare the 'after' clarity to the 'before' and to my new-ish MP. Once that is done, even with...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 04-20-2016
Replies: 36
Views: 3,760
Posted By semi-ambivalent
I don't know if a photograph can be viewed in...

I don't know if a photograph can be viewed in vacuo. I think a photograph lives between and within the moment it was taken and the moment it is viewed. Most images I cannot see without the filter of...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 04-20-2016
Replies: 36
Views: 3,760
Posted By semi-ambivalent
I don't care about the quality of anybody's...

I don't care about the quality of anybody's photography. I don't see where it confers the right to judge another photographer. And if it does I see no logical evidence that conferring the right by...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 04-20-2016
Replies: 16
Views: 2,371
Posted By semi-ambivalent
This right here. Take out the rigid bottom...

This right here. Take out the rigid bottom padding/plywood and cut squares of dense foam for the individual insert's spaces. Lenses get the padding they need and the bag will conform to the hip much...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-02-2016
Replies: 111
Views: 12,081
Posted By semi-ambivalent
35FLE. My 35 cron ASPH is actually what is best...

35FLE. My 35 cron ASPH is actually what is best for me, but I can't seem to shake the 1.4 jitters. Silly old coot...

s-a
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-01-2016
Replies: 185
Views: 26,015
Posted By semi-ambivalent
Dang. Make that Marty Forscher. No slouch...

Dang. Make that Marty Forscher. No slouch himself.

mea culpa
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-01-2016
Replies: 185
Views: 26,015
Posted By semi-ambivalent
Sover Wong agrees. Better built than the F and so...

Sover Wong agrees. Better built than the F and so modular he could almost repair one in the field.

-Read in an interview with Sover Wong.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 03-18-2016
Replies: 829
Views: 88,644
Posted By semi-ambivalent
No, not at all. Believe it or not I do like to...

No, not at all. Believe it or not I do like to occasionally check up on things to see if I need to change my opinion of them. Not just for twitter either. It's quite possible to dislike things...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 03-18-2016
Replies: 829
Views: 88,644
Posted By semi-ambivalent
The explorative nature (and value) of art varies...

The explorative nature (and value) of art varies inversely with the quantity of money involved. This is partially why making art is still so human but the business of Art is devoid of almost...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-06-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 2,294
Posted By semi-ambivalent
Oh no! What will the calendar business do?!!

Oh no! What will the calendar business do?!!
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 03-04-2016
Replies: 234
Views: 25,570
Posted By semi-ambivalent
Oh, slumming huh? :) s-a

Oh, slumming huh? :)

s-a
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-29-2016
Replies: 71
Views: 10,550
Posted By semi-ambivalent
I've still to dial this in but I just shot some...

I've still to dial this in but I just shot some Tri-X at 1600 and processed it so:
Adonal 1:50, 500 mL + 2 grams sodium sulfite
68 degrees
19 min.
Four inversions in ten seconds at 0, 5, 10 and 15...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 02-24-2016
Replies: 253
Views: 32,024
Posted By semi-ambivalent
Don't worry Vince, crow knows where you are. Nice...

Don't worry Vince, crow knows where you are. Nice shots from Chimayo too. Hope you got to try the tamales at Leona's.

s-a
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 02-24-2016
Replies: 30
Views: 3,138
Posted By semi-ambivalent
marcr1230, What a doofus I was. This was your...

marcr1230,

What a doofus I was. This was your post and I responded as if it was from back alley, so epic are his posts about his search for the perfect bag. Apologies all around for that.

That...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 02-24-2016
Replies: 30
Views: 3,138
Posted By semi-ambivalent
The money you've spent on this search would have...

The money you've spent on this search would have bought you the services of an experienced seamstress with the machine to sew heavy canvas. Collect your thoughts about the bags you've owned and find...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-23-2016
Replies: 42
Views: 4,558
Posted By semi-ambivalent
It's a nice bookend to Apple's "1984" commercial:...

It's a nice bookend to Apple's "1984" commercial: The omnipresent leader is in the real world and the proles are "in" the screen.

FB is good for lots of things, like gabbing about who slept with...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 02-14-2016
Replies: 16
Views: 1,861
Posted By semi-ambivalent
I've always thought this was less Bresson's...

I've always thought this was less Bresson's remark about sharpness and more about his opinion of the bourgeois. He came from a wealthy family; this was just his little joke at the expense of those...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-14-2016
Replies: 104
Views: 10,091
Posted By semi-ambivalent
Since Leica just today announced a new version of...

Since Leica just today announced a new version of the 2/35 all 'cron 35 prices might head down some amount. Might be $mart to cool your jets a bit, see how things play out. :)

s-a
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-14-2016
Replies: 104
Views: 10,091
Posted By semi-ambivalent
Beautiful. I need that to go with my 2.8/50...

Beautiful. I need that to go with my 2.8/50 Elmar...

s-a
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-06-2016
Replies: 40
Views: 4,422
Posted By semi-ambivalent
Well, let's just say Nikon remembered them, after...

Well, let's just say Nikon remembered them, after Canon took about a third of their users back in the day. But it's good Nikon seems to have found its legs again. Maybe changes in company philosophy...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-04-2016
Replies: 2,123
Views: 398,009
Posted By semi-ambivalent
Replenishing D-96

If anybody here is using D-96 for 5222 and replenishing I have a question about that. At what rate is it replenished?

I've been using 15mL per roll. I have a 1000mL bottle and use about 500mL for...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 01-03-2016
Replies: 59
Views: 5,633
Posted By semi-ambivalent
Nothing is more easily duped than is "social...

Nothing is more easily duped than is "social media". This makes it a very useful tool.

s-a
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-06-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1,363
Posted By semi-ambivalent
Galen Rowell spoke very highly of the...

Galen Rowell spoke very highly of the 24/2.8.

But about that 24/2, what do you think of it? Lots of words out there about how it's soft. I have one in AiS actually but have never ever used it. Got...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 11-03-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 4,677
Posted By semi-ambivalent
Ko.Fe, What's your take on the 50mm Elmar-M? I'm...

Ko.Fe,

What's your take on the 50mm Elmar-M? I'm toying with getting one but don't know if it has enough 'difference' from my 50mm V4 to make economic sense.

Thanks,
s-a

I know, it's O.T. Mea culpa
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-21-2015
Replies: 30
Views: 4,919
Posted By semi-ambivalent
One repair person (Ye) has re-glued one for an M3...

One repair person (Ye) has re-glued one for an M3 of mine. Can't imagine he's the only one, so we're good there for some time to come.

s-a
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 10-12-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 1,381
Posted By semi-ambivalent
25:30: "I became very excited by the possibility...

25:30:

"I became very excited by the possibility of having it be 'the one'."

The one we all chase.

s-a
Forum: Nikon RF 10-12-2015
Replies: 69
Views: 13,121
Posted By semi-ambivalent
I'll tell you what else: What on Earth is going...

I'll tell you what else: What on Earth is going on with that horse and rider? There must be some crazy history there. :)

s-a
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-24-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 2,267
Posted By semi-ambivalent
Maybe not in half, but yeah, clip test. You've...

Maybe not in half, but yeah, clip test. You've got five feet to work with.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-13-2015
Replies: 37
Views: 3,724
Posted By semi-ambivalent
Wish I'd seen one of these before getting...

Wish I'd seen one of these before getting separate finders. Just leave it on the M3 full-time and be covered from 28 to 135. Might have to do some wheeling and dealing. Is this comfortable to look...
Forum: RFF News 08-09-2015
Replies: 87
Views: 11,715
Posted By semi-ambivalent
Harry, I agree about leaving the M alone. I...

Harry,

I agree about leaving the M alone. I don't think it's in any real trouble actually, the release of the M-A is proof of that. (Unless...(unless acceptance of the meter-less M-A is a green...
Forum: RFF News 08-07-2015
Replies: 87
Views: 11,715
Posted By semi-ambivalent
That's a good point, but let me ask this: The...

That's a good point, but let me ask this: The whole HCB/Street Thing occupies an enormous part of the Leica world view. But is there any real, empirical data indicating just what are the predominant...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-17-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 2,157
Posted By semi-ambivalent
Yes, usually. That's where the pro-ness kicks...

Yes, usually. That's where the pro-ness kicks in.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Easter_%28Patti_Smith_Group_album%29

No pro here,
s-a
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-24-2015
Replies: 129
Views: 12,337
Posted By semi-ambivalent
I miss climbing in Brevard in the late 1970s....

I miss climbing in Brevard in the late 1970s. Almost moved there. Drowned rats, sitting out the rain at The Pink Poodle. Sweet little town.

s-a
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-24-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 1,896
Posted By semi-ambivalent
Can't imagine you not liking that. Not bragging...

Can't imagine you not liking that. Not bragging but my MP ALC cost a lot, yet I have never had so much as a single moment of buyer's remorse. (Nothing completely counters GAS but it is relatively...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-19-2015
Replies: 76
Views: 8,218
Posted By semi-ambivalent
And yet "mule" is in your nick. How...

And yet "mule" is in your nick. How ironic.:D

s-a
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-05-2015
Replies: 9,248
Views: 924,827
Posted By semi-ambivalent
You're gonna like dat. s-a

You're gonna like dat.

s-a
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-22-2015
Replies: 2,123
Views: 398,009
Posted By semi-ambivalent
I envy you your lovely graduated...

I envy you your lovely graduated cylinder...
:)
s-a
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-23-2015
Replies: 2,123
Views: 398,009
Posted By semi-ambivalent
Just to be clear, I wet print so a white spot for...

Just to be clear, I wet print so a white spot for me is a dark spot; on the negative. A chunk of something blocking the enlarger's light. So I spot it out. It's relaxing.

s-a
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-22-2015
Replies: 2,123
Views: 398,009
Posted By semi-ambivalent
Remember, this is a movie film. Every frame is...

Remember, this is a movie film. Every frame is seen for 1/24th of a second so some 'inclusions' in the emulsion is not as serious as with a 'still' negative. I haven't had any black spots yet, just...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-22-2015
Replies: 2,123
Views: 398,009
Posted By semi-ambivalent
Dave, I've been shooting it at EI 250 (the...

Dave,

I've been shooting it at EI 250 (the usual yellow filter taking that down another stop...) here in Denver and blocked shadows can still be a bit problematic, but my stuff suffers less with...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-05-2015
Replies: 59
Views: 7,909
Posted By semi-ambivalent
I have read in print that when Jobs got married...

I have read in print that when Jobs got married his good friend Larry Ellison was at the wedding taking pictures with a Leica. Jobs thought the M3 was quite the design accomplishment and compared...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-26-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 2,829
Posted By semi-ambivalent
I have a mint 28 f/2 Ai-S right now with a loose...

I have a mint 28 f/2 Ai-S right now with a loose front element/group. I think the CRC is handled in the front rather than with a rear group. I can move the element with my finger. I use a 28 Elmarit...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-23-2014
Replies: 7,561
Views: 3,887,179
Posted By semi-ambivalent
Nice! I have a 21SEM with a CV VF but I'm...

Nice! I have a 21SEM with a CV VF but I'm starting to itch for one by Leitz. Dottie's not helping this. :D

s-a
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 11-23-2014
Replies: 505
Views: 99,261
Posted By semi-ambivalent
Maybe protection from ham-fisted photographers...

Maybe protection from ham-fisted photographers who obsess over that perfectly clean sensor rather than learning how to clean things up in PP. Or a finance-based control mechanism that ramps up the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-16-2014
Replies: 158
Views: 42,118
Posted By semi-ambivalent
JLN, Very nice! If I may ask, what is the stew...

JLN,

Very nice!
If I may ask, what is the stew you have going with xtol+rodinal?

Thanks!
s-a
Forum: Travel 11-16-2014
Replies: 137
Views: 14,984
Posted By semi-ambivalent
I tend to shoot some rather grainy films...

I tend to shoot some rather grainy films (Double-X in HC-110) and feel I have limited cropping available so I shoot a 50 most of the time. If the situation is fluid then a 35 and I crop to what I...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-30-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 4,503
Posted By semi-ambivalent
If Leicas, like Apple products, were built in...

If Leicas, like Apple products, were built in China at China's wages, that Leica premium might not be so large in comparison. The workers in Portugal who built my MP are paid like kings compared to...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-30-2014
Replies: 131
Views: 14,988
Posted By semi-ambivalent
Perfect. s-a

Perfect.

s-a
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-09-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 3,646
Posted By semi-ambivalent
The opening double truck is awesome. s-a

The opening double truck is awesome.

s-a
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-29-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 2,364
Posted By semi-ambivalent
A computer and/or a phone and "registration" with...

A computer and/or a phone and "registration" with an overseer, just to remember what film you have in a camera? That's pathetic.

s-a
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-05-2014
Replies: 49
Views: 7,955
Posted By semi-ambivalent
dark room

Four days ago I show my nephew how to wet print his first print. He pokes at it in the fixer and asks 'where do you add the effects?'.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-18-2014
Replies: 82
Views: 8,422
Posted By semi-ambivalent
Relax, they're only trying to protect the beer...

Relax, they're only trying to protect the beer sales.

s-a
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 08-13-2014
Replies: 85
Views: 12,875
Posted By semi-ambivalent
Yeah, that dude was on to something. s-a

Yeah, that dude was on to something.

s-a
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 08-10-2014
Replies: 35
Views: 3,927
Posted By semi-ambivalent
Yes, so true. But I'm pre-digital in history and...

Yes, so true. But I'm pre-digital in history and the Domke F2, while always precisely fitting the Nikkors and Canons, just seemed to create more room for anything else you needed to stick into it....
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 08-10-2014
Replies: 35
Views: 3,927
Posted By semi-ambivalent
I believe it is coming to that. thanks, s-a

I believe it is coming to that.

thanks,
s-a
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 08-10-2014
Replies: 35
Views: 3,927
Posted By semi-ambivalent
Just what do you use a camera bag for anyway?

Not wanting to step on the current bag poll I was thinking that bags might be broken out into three broad categories: Bag, satchel and luggage. I carried a Domke F2 for a couple decades. Even after I...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 07-11-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 2,813
Posted By semi-ambivalent
$2600 for a camera bag which has no inserts or...

$2600 for a camera bag which has no inserts or apparent intent for inserts. You could treat your gear just as poorly and save a lot of money by using a diaper bag from Target or the ARC. You'd be...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-05-2014
Replies: 2,123
Views: 398,009
Posted By semi-ambivalent
Sometimes you can't even remember what you were...

Sometimes you can't even remember what you were looking for...

s-a

99894
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 06-25-2014
Replies: 41
Views: 7,036
Posted By semi-ambivalent
Y'all know that Rockwell states over and over and...

Y'all know that Rockwell states over and over and over in his posts that lens sharpness has little or nothing to do with good photography. Even the quoted bit in the OP's post mentions "counting...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-20-2014
Replies: 107
Views: 8,190
Posted By semi-ambivalent
Actually, the internet is having reliability...

Actually, the internet is having reliability issues; *it* is not what it had promised to be. We sit here with too much time on our hands when we could be out shooting or in the darkroom. Anyplace but...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-17-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 4,520
Posted By semi-ambivalent
Layaway. Now you're dating yourself. In 1977 I...

Layaway. Now you're dating yourself. In 1977 I bought a Rolex SS Datejust using layaway. A fair bit under $900.00 with tax. Wearing it now. In my more curmudgeonly moods I feel it would be a good...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-12-2014
Replies: 54
Views: 4,394
Posted By semi-ambivalent
"Words are dead. Here's what will replace...

"Words are dead. Here's what will replace them."

Typical yellow journalism. But it will sell some ad copy and that's pretty much all I expect from most publications, like Fortune, these days.

s-a
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-05-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,614
Posted By semi-ambivalent
I have a 50 Summicron V4 that is marked '22'...

I have a 50 Summicron V4 that is marked '22' right on the focusing ring. All the Leica literature I have been able to find says this means the focal length of my lens is 52.2mm. What are we to make...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-25-2014
Replies: 105
Views: 12,387
Posted By semi-ambivalent
While the 101 collectors who will get those...

While the 101 collectors who will get those initial M-As might be fixated (they're collectors, after all), it's not Leica buying its cameras solely as financial investments. It's not Leica telling...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-06-2014
Replies: 48
Views: 8,468
Posted By semi-ambivalent
Whew, at first I thought you were talking about...

Whew, at first I thought you were talking about DSLRs...

thanks,
s-a
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-05-2014
Replies: 48
Views: 8,468
Posted By semi-ambivalent
http://www.orwona.com/b-w-motion-picture-camera-fi...

http://www.orwona.com/b-w-motion-picture-camera-films/

has 11 100'x35mm spools in stock. That's the 12 I saw today minus the one I bought. :)

thanks,
s-a
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-05-2014
Replies: 48
Views: 8,468
Posted By semi-ambivalent
If you want Tri-X (5063) it will be Kodak Alaris....

If you want Tri-X (5063) it will be Kodak Alaris. If you want, e.g., Double-X (5222) you still go to 'old' Kodak's movie film division. If Kodak had stopped being the company I grew up with sooner...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 04-30-2014
Replies: 49
Views: 10,127
Posted By semi-ambivalent
Indeed. Thank goodness they still have APUG to...

Indeed. Thank goodness they still have APUG to kick around. Pot meets kettle, huh?

s-a
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-26-2014
Replies: 58
Views: 4,309
Posted By semi-ambivalent
Juan, Always happy to cloud an argument; but it...

Juan,

Always happy to cloud an argument; but it bears remembering that Winogrand did advertising and some sports photography too, although that is not for what he is remembered.

s-a
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-23-2014
Replies: 2,123
Views: 398,009
Posted By semi-ambivalent
Would you just look at that... s-a

Would you just look at that...

s-a
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 04-22-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 4,402
Posted By semi-ambivalent
I have purchased two types of cassettes from...

I have purchased two types of cassettes from Freestyle; metal with a snap-on end cap, and plastic with a twist-on end cap. The spindles in the metal cassettes have a waist in the middle that lessens...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-19-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 2,023
Posted By semi-ambivalent
I don't know if AA took any good photographs with...

I don't know if AA took any good photographs with people in them other than "Moonrise..."
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-10-2014
Replies: 111
Views: 13,609
Posted By semi-ambivalent
Film, because I recently saw a red Kodak...

Film, because I recently saw a red Kodak clock-work darkroom timer in a museum display in Santa Fe, New Mexico, a timer I still use regularly in my darkroom.
Forum: Nikon RF 04-08-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 2,209
Posted By semi-ambivalent
And, if it's real, if it completes some...

And, if it's real, if it completes some collection of everything Nikon made it would be well worth the price.

Why do so many people make a business of telling others what to do? Seems rather...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-01-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 4,260
Posted By semi-ambivalent
Once upon a time Journalism was fairly immune to...

Once upon a time Journalism was fairly immune to 4/1 jokes because they actually...uhh...journaled. But I think the BBC once ran a report on the annual spaghetti harvest going on in Italy that fooled...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-31-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 2,452
Posted By semi-ambivalent
That lens, having no moving elements/groups but a...

That lens, having no moving elements/groups but a single assembled optical cell, might have fared better than you think after a fall. In fact, the distorting of the focusing ring would have absorbed...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-30-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 788
Posted By semi-ambivalent
It's why I stick with Tri-X in Rodinal. :) s-a

It's why I stick with Tri-X in Rodinal. :)

s-a
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-30-2014
Replies: 80
Views: 6,685
Posted By semi-ambivalent
When I saw some of your images I just new you had...

When I saw some of your images I just new you had a secret edge. I thought it was an f/1 Noctilux, but now I see I was wrong. Should I sell the one I bought? :D

s-a
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-26-2014
Replies: 198
Views: 42,979
Posted By semi-ambivalent
I don't know about you but I think this is a...

I don't know about you but I think this is a beautiful image. Looks like grape vines in the background. One wonders how old the children might now be. Reddit could run with something like this....
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 03-24-2014
Replies: 97
Views: 20,504
Posted By semi-ambivalent
Look at the incredible work being done out there...

Look at the incredible work being done out there today (or for the last hundred years). If you have room for improvement it's not your using film that is holding you back. ;)

s-a
Forum: Travel 03-22-2014
Replies: 52
Views: 4,557
Posted By semi-ambivalent
This, more than almost anything else in the...

This, more than almost anything else in the thread.

s-a
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-14-2014
Replies: 3,801
Views: 319,621
Posted By semi-ambivalent
mp, Eastman 5222, 35 'cron

mp, Eastman 5222, 35 'cron
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-06-2014
Replies: 50
Views: 6,961
Posted By semi-ambivalent
Kodachrome transparencies? A digital image will...

Kodachrome transparencies? A digital image will never smell as good.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-21-2014
Replies: 58
Views: 7,179
Posted By semi-ambivalent
Was that the one with the laminated bamboo shaft?...

Was that the one with the laminated bamboo shaft? The one that was prone to de-laminating? :eek:

My MP, because it's had no other owners but me.

s-a
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-09-2014
Replies: 233
Views: 31,135
Posted By semi-ambivalent
Damn, I hated those cups! Why did I keep mine for...

Damn, I hated those cups! Why did I keep mine for so long? :D

s-a
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 02-02-2014
Replies: 234
Views: 30,216
Posted By semi-ambivalent
I like them too, and, they're easy penance for a...

I like them too, and, they're easy penance for a century of smokestacks belching soot being portrayed as Progress...

s-a
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 01-25-2014
Replies: 57
Views: 9,395
Posted By semi-ambivalent
I've got about ten years from each of two F2s...

I've got about ten years from each of two F2s I've owned. Pretty cheap in my book.

s-a
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-25-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,608
Posted By semi-ambivalent
I purchased two CV finders (28 & 35) for my M3,...

I purchased two CV finders (28 & 35) for my M3, back when I was still trying to resist buying an MP. They are well made and, being a true optical system rather than just lines denoting field of view,...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 12-31-2013
Replies: 82
Views: 12,840
Posted By semi-ambivalent
Do this now. "some point" can all too quickly...

Do this now. "some point" can all too quickly become "too late". Trust me on this one.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-22-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 5,622
Posted By semi-ambivalent
Isn't Abe trying to generate 2% inflation to get...

Isn't Abe trying to generate 2% inflation to get people to start buying stuff? So maybe Fuji increases prices charged by its manufacturing division to its wholesale division to satisfy that...
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 12-22-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 6,246
Posted By semi-ambivalent
OP has an M9, not a D600. :D

OP has an M9, not a D600.

:D
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-18-2013
Replies: 58
Views: 9,531
Posted By semi-ambivalent
I can vouch for this level of performance...

I can vouch for this level of performance (although not this exactly) from my own tests a number of years back using Tech Pan and 30x +. The AiS's wide open performance has apparently been surpassed...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 12-16-2013
Replies: 75
Views: 6,521
Posted By semi-ambivalent
My MP came with a strap I don't use because it...

My MP came with a strap I don't use because it has 'Leica' printed on it, and I don't like non-slip plastics against my bare neck. I use a narrow black nylon Nikon strap from ebay. Used, about $7...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-14-2013
Replies: 70
Views: 6,986
Posted By semi-ambivalent
I have 5 of those so it grieves me to say this,...

I have 5 of those so it grieves me to say this, but you're absolutely right.

OP:
The standard prism is worth a *lot* if it's pristine and late diopter capable. Ditch the MD4, maybe keep the F3. Keep...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 12-08-2013
Replies: 82
Views: 14,710
Posted By semi-ambivalent
If that bicycle is a late 70s Bianchi Rekord in...

If that bicycle is a late 70s Bianchi Rekord in Celeste #227 with full 6-spd Super Record you'd have that Vespa way more than half beaten. :D

s-a
Forum: RFF Polls 12-06-2013
Replies: 206
Views: 291,869
Posted By semi-ambivalent
The Undead Thread

'77 Colnago Super with 6-Speed Super Record (but only if the ride is for hours).
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-03-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 4,200
Posted By semi-ambivalent
and the mosquitoes only he sees... ;) What a ham.

and the mosquitoes only he sees... ;)

What a ham.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-03-2013
Replies: 55
Views: 5,803
Posted By semi-ambivalent
I get what you're sayin' but remember, a lot of...

I get what you're sayin' but remember, a lot of those folks were sold those cameras because those cameras 'take perfect pictures, just like a pro'. Because it's Craigslist I'd bet a lot of those...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-01-2013
Replies: 55
Views: 5,803
Posted By semi-ambivalent
As long as you are experiencing the world through...

As long as you are experiencing the world through your camera that experience is mediated. You must 'step out' a bit and look back in via the camera. You should go out without the camera and look...
Forum: Nikon RF 11-26-2013
Replies: 50
Views: 9,117
Posted By semi-ambivalent
I guess one could use the word sloppy to describe...

I guess one could use the word sloppy to describe a lot of Frank's work. The question is does it hinder his message? This is important for the Formalist because (I thought) they had no message other...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-25-2013
Replies: 87
Views: 9,180
Posted By semi-ambivalent
You know, I'd bet if you did any real research,...

You know, I'd bet if you did any real research, like back to the 1930s, you'd find that Leitz products were always popular with we dilettantes. Doctors, attorneys, successful business people, pols....
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-22-2013
Replies: 45
Views: 3,479
Posted By semi-ambivalent
Doesn't matter, you're there now. :D Rock that...

Doesn't matter, you're there now. :D
Rock that darkroom!
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 11-21-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 3,059
Posted By semi-ambivalent
You don't say where you are but I've sent Fs...

You don't say where you are but I've sent Fs twice to Midwest Camera Repair and they did solid work for a fair price. Online estimate web page too.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 11-21-2013
Replies: 66
Views: 3,924
Posted By semi-ambivalent
A few moments ago I received a PM from jsrockit...

A few moments ago I received a PM from jsrockit (who will, I hope, forgive me for going public), about my use of the word "bully". I began expecting such a message from somebody about one second...
Forum: Nikon RF 11-21-2013
Replies: 50
Views: 9,117
Posted By semi-ambivalent
OT Film Rant

It is so ironic that the link places Frank's Leica next to the one-off by Ives. With all the hand wringing that goes on about the future of film you'd think that our cameras wouldn't even work unless...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 11-21-2013
Replies: 66
Views: 3,924
Posted By semi-ambivalent
Bully! ten char

Bully!


ten char
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-21-2013
Replies: 104
Views: 12,053
Posted By semi-ambivalent
35/2.8 in the left foreground? These are sooo...

35/2.8 in the left foreground? These are sooo sweet, but they get little luvin'
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-17-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 2,846
Posted By semi-ambivalent
Guy: You a collector? Me: No. G: How many pens do...

Guy: You a collector?
Me: No.
G: How many pens do you have?
M: Two.
G: You're a collector...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-15-2013
Replies: 2,123
Views: 398,009
Posted By semi-ambivalent
This would work fine too. My changing bag is...

This would work fine too. My changing bag is larger than the one I had back it the day and I have put in it a long rectangle of 'shirt cardboard', long enough that it bows upward and forms a tent out...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-15-2013
Replies: 2,123
Views: 398,009
Posted By semi-ambivalent
Yes. You don't need a device to spool from 400...

Yes. You don't need a device to spool from 400 foot cores. If you have a darkroom (or a dark room) you can take the core out of the tin, unfold the plastic bag and pull out 36 frames worth, cut it...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-08-2013
Replies: 291
Views: 26,874
Posted By semi-ambivalent
Quite. Nikon has revised their $ outlook down....

Quite. Nikon has revised their $ outlook down. Elsewhere people say doing what you suggest will cannibalize sales of high-end cameras. It would appear the world economy is cannibalizing sales, not...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-01-2013
Replies: 59
Views: 5,696
Posted By semi-ambivalent
Did you ever wonder if these "reviews" are...

Did you ever wonder if these "reviews" are inflated because the reviewer doesn't want to admit they bought a pig in a poke? I'm not talking the top tier reviewers; they get the loaners sent to them,...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 10-27-2013
Replies: 76
Views: 5,545
Posted By semi-ambivalent
No equivocation, no dodging, no bull****. I...

No equivocation, no dodging, no bull****. I admire his forthrightness, however he came about it. Somebody picked that car up on the cheap after he had absorbed the worst of its depreciation. Perhaps...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-24-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,464
Posted By semi-ambivalent
She was dope.

She was dope.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-24-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 4,279
Posted By semi-ambivalent
Everybody is attractive to somebody. This is a...

Everybody is attractive to somebody. This is a good thing because it's all most of us have in our favor.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-21-2013
Replies: 102
Views: 13,158
Posted By semi-ambivalent
Ha! Smart man you. I never bought roses because...

Ha! Smart man you. I never bought roses because baking and serving a loaf of bread was almost 100%. It should be Photography because most women can't resist (stereotypical) bad boys, and money is...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-21-2013
Replies: 46
Views: 4,159
Posted By semi-ambivalent
Don't be so quick to connect "expense" with...

Don't be so quick to connect "expense" with "luxury", the two aren't connected at the hip. People think they are because this is the Walmart Era, where the ONLY thing to think about is price. If the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-21-2013
Replies: 46
Views: 4,159
Posted By semi-ambivalent
Get Ye's patch, Don's takes nine months to...

Get Ye's patch, Don's takes nine months to download.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 10-16-2013
Replies: 89
Views: 8,323
Posted By semi-ambivalent
And you're depressed about this? I'd say you've...

And you're depressed about this? I'd say you've made a breakthrough. Enjoy the gear, it's truly beautiful stuff, but now you can keep it in perspective and direct your energy towards making great...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 10-12-2013
Replies: 38
Views: 9,230
Posted By semi-ambivalent
$8k is not very indicative of the future. There's...

$8k is not very indicative of the future. There's a lot of money out there chasing anything that might return more than 0.25% like T-bills, or magically inflated equity returns. For a lot of people...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 10-12-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 2,230
Posted By semi-ambivalent
Icebear, I'm assuming that F-6 is a Domke. What...

Icebear,

I'm assuming that F-6 is a Domke. What do you put in it, normally? I've finally had to retire my F-2 because the holes in the corners of the outer pockets became large enough to allow a can...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 10-08-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 2,480
Posted By semi-ambivalent
Good thing he made copies, huh. Now everybody can...

Good thing he made copies, huh. Now everybody can have one...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-06-2013
Replies: 97
Views: 9,168
Posted By semi-ambivalent
Look at e.g. Bresson's images. A lot of them...

Look at e.g. Bresson's images. A lot of them leave much to be desired technically. (No flames, that's not the point here.) Chalk it up to the quality of emulsions available at the time. There are...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-03-2013
Replies: 97
Views: 9,168
Posted By semi-ambivalent
I fiddle with my M3 and rarely use my Sekonic...

I fiddle with my M3 and rarely use my Sekonic 308. With a little practice your eye gets pretty good at this sort of lighting, and where to put the toe. It might be more important to know your film's...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-02-2013
Replies: 42
Views: 5,032
Posted By semi-ambivalent
Wanted to chime in that it too was my...

Wanted to chime in that it too was my introduction to Looking Glass, in the mid-70s, but the long finishing gutter on 'Tits and Beer' is about as perfect as it gets.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-02-2013
Replies: 97
Views: 9,168
Posted By semi-ambivalent
Be strong Black! I put my ALC order in a month...

Be strong Black! I put my ALC order in a month ago and the anticipation is driving me crazy. (I have ZERO buyer's remorse. I have ZERO M240/MM envy. I enjoy film and my M3 more than ever and if I...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-30-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 960
Posted By semi-ambivalent
This is brilliant. I've adjusted my M3 and the...

This is brilliant. I've adjusted my M3 and the hardest part was getting a good fit in that screw slot; it seems to be very shallow. Will buy one this week.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-27-2013
Replies: 91
Views: 9,494
Posted By semi-ambivalent
I'll keep buying Tri-X so you won't complain... :D

I'll keep buying Tri-X so you won't complain...
:D
Forum: Off Topic 09-18-2013
Replies: 191
Views: 17,156
Posted By semi-ambivalent
Ha! You made a joke and maybe don't even see...

Ha! You made a joke and maybe don't even see it... :D
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 09-08-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 4,727
Posted By semi-ambivalent
I find the huge, prominently located flag label...

I find the huge, prominently located flag label repugnant.
Forum: Chris Crawford 08-30-2013
Replies: 2,653
Views: 385,824
Posted By semi-ambivalent
The church where my scout troop met had one of...

The church where my scout troop met had one of these in the basement. The bottles hung from racks by their necks immersed in refrigerated water. You guided your selection to the gate, put your money...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-17-2013
Replies: 1,203
Views: 341,950
Posted By semi-ambivalent
This. Is. Nice.

This. Is. Nice.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-10-2013
Replies: 86
Views: 8,039
Posted By semi-ambivalent
Government 101

The Judicial Branch: They know a lot about water rights and cattle rustling...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-05-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 2,571
Posted By semi-ambivalent
The best things in life are considered the best...

The best things in life are considered the best precisely because we so universally desire them. The line of people wanting to tell me what is enough goes around the block; do they all have my best...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-03-2013
Replies: 42
Views: 5,093
Posted By semi-ambivalent
Surely you're not including the Peter Gowland...

Surely you're not including the Peter Gowland ads! :D

s-a
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-03-2013
Replies: 58
Views: 5,169
Posted By semi-ambivalent
Nice! But I'd like it better in B&W. (I know,...

Nice! But I'd like it better in B&W. (I know, just the push of a button in post <sigh>).

s-a
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-01-2013
Replies: 1,195
Views: 169,307
Posted By semi-ambivalent
A tubular? :)

A tubular?

:)
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-01-2013
Replies: 58
Views: 5,169
Posted By semi-ambivalent
Atget didn't get any respect. Weegee didn't get...

Atget didn't get any respect. Weegee didn't get any respect. I don't got no respect. I don't need no steenking respect!

s-a
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-31-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,440
Posted By semi-ambivalent
Where did you get this trick, Popular Mechanics?...

Where did you get this trick, Popular Mechanics? :D

s-a
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-29-2013
Replies: 52
Views: 6,710
Posted By semi-ambivalent
Nice quote! I don't know how it would happen but...

Nice quote!

I don't know how it would happen but someday I'd like to own a Klee. I've read there's a lot of his work in America but it rarely comes up at auction because nobody want to part with...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-24-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 3,652
Posted By semi-ambivalent
There's much more good in the world than we think.

There's much more good in the world than we think.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-20-2013
Replies: 53
Views: 4,173
Posted By semi-ambivalent
This is so true. Digital cameras are so...

This is so true. Digital cameras are so "talented" and are "improving" so quickly that users forget Photography has a 150 year history. That's time enough to raise the bar awfully high. I'm both...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-20-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 2,514
Posted By semi-ambivalent
I can recommend Art & Fear , 978-0-9614547-3-9....

I can recommend Art & Fear , 978-0-9614547-3-9. And don't forget to have fun, no need to cut your ear off like Kirk Douglas...

s-a
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 07-20-2013
Replies: 49
Views: 4,529
Posted By semi-ambivalent
This is excellent. Not because it's this or that,...

This is excellent. Not because it's this or that, but because you have a plan to actualize (and because I'm thinking similarly. :) ).

I fell in love with Leica relatively recently. Enough that I...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-19-2013
Replies: 42
Views: 6,775
Posted By semi-ambivalent
I like, you know, her t-shirt. s-a

I like, you know, her t-shirt.

s-a
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-17-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 2,830
Posted By semi-ambivalent
I have seen more than one photograph of the Dalai...

I have seen more than one photograph of the Dalai Lama wearing a Rolex. But that was a while ago. Everything is a statement, he has to be careful, yes?

s-a
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-16-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 2,830
Posted By semi-ambivalent
Dang. Beat me to it.

Dang. Beat me to it.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 07-12-2013
Replies: 55
Views: 10,898
Posted By semi-ambivalent
Then perhaps the best action is to point that out...

Then perhaps the best action is to point that out to the editors at Slate. I doubt they read RFF.

s-a
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-12-2013
Replies: 135
Views: 11,824
Posted By semi-ambivalent
And if one could then wrap it with a very thin...

And if one could then wrap it with a very thin slice of lemon...

s-a
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 07-12-2013
Replies: 55
Views: 10,898
Posted By semi-ambivalent
Your mistake is being old enough to remember when...

Your mistake is being old enough to remember when journalism had some self-restraint and professionalism. These days, with the internet's endless bandwidth to fill 24 hours a day, the quality of even...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 07-10-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 1,828
Posted By semi-ambivalent
I've always thought is was sad that a society's...

I've always thought is was sad that a society's members needed to stay in a bathroom long enough to make magazines necessary.

s-a
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 07-02-2013
Replies: 47
Views: 10,524
Posted By semi-ambivalent
I'm sitting in a california motel room right now...

I'm sitting in a california motel room right now scowling at my fx5 because the velcro sticking quality just sucks. This copy is 18 yrs old and the velcro has never worked well. Has Domke improved...
Forum: Travel 06-26-2013
Replies: 44
Views: 5,902
Posted By semi-ambivalent
I don't recall saying there was... thanks, s-a

I don't recall saying there was...

thanks,
s-a
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