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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,660
Views: 281,086
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Thank you, Charles and Dourbalister. It always...

Thank you, Charles and Dourbalister. It always helps to have a photogenic subject.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 365
Views: 36,826
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Robert, That strikes me as beautiful, though I...

Robert,

That strikes me as beautiful, though I am partial to poppies as subjects.
Flowers ďnormallyĒ done in color, but your two shots, and Erikís, point to the other discussion going on here about...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,660
Views: 281,086
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Thank you, Murray.

Thank you, Murray.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,660
Views: 281,086
Posted By Larry Cloetta
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Nikon Z7 Contarex 180mm f/2.8
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,660
Views: 281,086
Posted By Larry Cloetta
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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,660
Views: 281,086
Posted By Larry Cloetta
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Nikon Z7 Contarex 180mm f/2.8
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 365
Views: 36,826
Posted By Larry Cloetta
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Nikon Z7 Contarex 180mm f/2.8
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 753
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Huss, Think about it some more, you’ll get it. ...

Huss,

Think about it some more, you’ll get it. Maybe Annie Leibovitz would even get it, though I doubt it.

The quotation wasn’t original with me. What it refers to....well, never mind, just think...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 753
Posted By Larry Cloetta
They are two separate disciplines, two different...

They are two separate disciplines, two different esthetic worlds which overlap only at the edges.
Natively, obviously, everyone sees in color, but as photographers we can “see” in both if we choose...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 535
Views: 94,628
Posted By Larry Cloetta
https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-T8zCSqV/0/80d2...

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film
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 753
Posted By Larry Cloetta
B&W is for photographing people. Color is for...

B&W is for photographing people. Color is for photographing clothes.
That may be somewhat oversimplified, but only just.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 497
Views: 44,951
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Erik, All I know is that it would have been...

Erik,

All I know is that it would have been window light from a window located in the upper right corner of the shot. It was 1954, so I am not sure of the camera. Was a 6x9 negative, and I donít...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 497
Views: 44,951
Posted By Larry Cloetta
And, oddly enough, I never remember seeing it in...

And, oddly enough, I never remember seeing it in anything my dad printed out. I just came across the negative in a box a year ago, and just got around to scanning it last week.

Had it been a digital...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 497
Views: 44,951
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Many thanks, Pan, Erik, and Robert. That's...

Many thanks, Pan, Erik, and Robert. That's actually me 65 years ago, and I do appreciate the image now that I am older. (It's the "older" part that now seems somewhat unbelievable, as I can still...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 497
Views: 44,951
Posted By Larry Cloetta
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Kodak Ektapress film
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 380
Views: 52,578
Posted By Larry Cloetta
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Rollei Ortho 25 in Rodinal 1:50
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 365
Views: 36,826
Posted By Larry Cloetta
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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,150
Posted By Larry Cloetta
I love the truck, but the sills are too high...

I love the truck, but the sills are too high relative to the seat bottoms to be able to rest your arm out the window unless either it’s pointing up from the shoulder, or you’re 7 feet tall. Plus, as...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 249
Posted By Larry Cloetta
You are most welcome, and good luck!

You are most welcome, and good luck!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,660
Views: 281,086
Posted By Larry Cloetta
For those in the U.S. there is probably no better...

For those in the U.S. there is probably no better opportunity to photograph old, and new, exotic cars than the Monterey Historics weekend, which is coming up in about ten days. Total sensory...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 249
Posted By Larry Cloetta
As far as I know, there is no glass in the...

As far as I know, there is no glass in the retaining ring, or directly behind the retaining ring. I'm not sure it is even correctly termed a retaining ring, as it doesn't retain anything.
At least...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 535
Views: 94,628
Posted By Larry Cloetta
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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 231
Views: 14,512
Posted By Larry Cloetta
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Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 48
Views: 1,422
Posted By Larry Cloetta
The above should be obvious, but the fact you...

The above should be obvious, but the fact you have to ask suggests it isnít.

Itís obviously possible to get a good photograph, even a great photograph by virtue of luck alone, just accidentally...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 308
Views: 36,879
Posted By Larry Cloetta
^^^^Nicely done, Keith.

^^^^Nicely done, Keith.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 217
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Goo gone will take adhesive residue off of...

Goo gone will take adhesive residue off of anything, cleanly, quickly, and easily without marking the brass.
Or just write on the ixmoo directly with a Sharpie and remove it with alcohol or acetone...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 288
Posted By Larry Cloetta
I can’t provide a cure, but can only say that, if...

I can’t provide a cure, but can only say that, if it’s a good negative, this shouldn’t be happening. Even though I have moved up to Silverfast ai Archive Suite, which is quite different from the SE...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 51
Views: 1,539
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Garry Winograd did it, apparently. There are...

Garry Winograd did it, apparently. There are obviously benefits to taking that approach, some of which you mentioned. As well as costs. So, it’s just the usual cost/benefit analysis, something which...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 1,144
Posted By Larry Cloetta
The original brand of lust is more interesting.

The original brand of lust is more interesting.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 110
Views: 3,689
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Scarlett Johansson wore one throughout the last...

Scarlett Johansson wore one throughout the last King Kong movie and it’s the Scarlett Johansson effect.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-20-2019
Replies: 576
Views: 145,441
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Lynn, Yesterday I processed a roll, which was...

Lynn,

Yesterday I processed a roll, which was supposed to be developed for 8 minutes; I developed it for 14 minutes because I got two rolls mixed up.

Before I realized what I had done, I took a...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-20-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 2,859
Posted By Larry Cloetta
All the finger joints...thatís just lovely. Have...

All the finger joints...thatís just lovely. Have you tried it? :)

I canít tell from the photo what film size that would have been, or do I know what would have been available as roll film in 1912....
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-19-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1,150
Posted By Larry Cloetta
If you canít comfortably hang your elbow out the...

If you canít comfortably hang your elbow out the window as you motor along, I donít want it.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-19-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1,150
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Doug, Thatís a heck of a car, in so many ways,...

Doug,

Thatís a heck of a car, in so many ways, but the design antecedents stretch all the way back to 1948 and the first 356, which Porsche never tires of reminding us.
Jaguar went from the XK-150...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-19-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1,150
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Various and increasing regulations imposed on car...

Various and increasing regulations imposed on car manufacturers since the late 60ís by bureaucratic agencies have made artistic expression in sheetmetal almost impossible. There are a few modern cars...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 07-19-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 320
Posted By Larry Cloetta
It is possible a new body would be cheaper than...

It is possible a new body would be cheaper than having it repaired, then again, there are no “new” bodies, only different old ones.

Kyocera itself stopped servicing Contax bodies and lenses a few...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-18-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 2,859
Posted By Larry Cloetta
You could do that, but..... If the leading edge...

You could do that, but.....

If the leading edge of the film is trimmed correctly, there are not likely to be any problems. That was the main reason I posted my original description of what went...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-18-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 2,859
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Forum denizens are not indicative of the world at...

Forum denizens are not indicative of the world at large. Most people take weeks or months to shoot one 36 exposure roll of film.

Processing one roll at a time isnít a drawback for most people, and...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-18-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 2,859
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Thatís probably the case. I have a fair amount of...

Thatís probably the case. I have a fair amount of experience with the Rondinax and Patterson reels, but might have been pushing my luck a bit with the lack of perfect ďflatnessĒ on the leading edge...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-18-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 2,859
Posted By Larry Cloetta
What they mean is 120 and 35mm, provided you get...

What they mean is 120 and 35mm, provided you get both those clip on modules. Itís ďthe firstĒ because with the Rondinax you either had the one which did 120, or the one which did 135, so you needed...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-17-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 2,859
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Was debating whether to post this at this time or...

Was debating whether to post this at this time or not, but processed a 36 exposure roll of 135 in mine this afternoon, and there were “issues”.
First the upside: The unit is very well made, as are...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-16-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 691
Posted By Larry Cloetta
The G1 is a really nice camera, with excellent...

The G1 is a really nice camera, with excellent metering, but be sure to read the manual and be sure you understand how to get the best metering with it, as it is not really just “point and shoot”. As...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 07-16-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 425
Posted By Larry Cloetta
It’s just another sign of a generalized lack of...

It’s just another sign of a generalized lack of manners, and it’s become societally pervasive. There are a myriad of reasons more people now seem comfortable behaving thoughtlessly, and even willing...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-12-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 806
Posted By Larry Cloetta
I really enjoyed it as well. One of the thoughts...

I really enjoyed it as well. One of the thoughts which kept occurring to me while I was watching it, was how difficult it was/is going to be for Film Ferrania to ever “get there.” Although I am...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-11-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 806
Posted By Larry Cloetta
How Ilford Makes Film

A newish documentary, I donít think has been posted here before. AFAIK

https://m.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=63&v=JXpoALotxf0

Enjoy
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-11-2019
Replies: 129
Views: 2,756
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Itís a Nikon; havenít run down the numbers, but...

Itís a Nikon; havenít run down the numbers, but an F mount would probably give even huger number of lens choices than M mount.
Iíd love a new SP bodied modern-ish camera more than most anything...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-10-2019
Replies: 129
Views: 2,756
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Yeah, Nikon could have stopped there, for people...

Yeah, Nikon could have stopped there, for people who just want to take normal photos, and have a huge support system for the body. I had an F2 and an F6 simultaneously for a long time, and when...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-10-2019
Replies: 129
Views: 2,756
Posted By Larry Cloetta
I once owned a Minox subminiature camera. Itís...

I once owned a Minox subminiature camera. Itís one camera that an iphone is definitely better than.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-10-2019
Replies: 129
Views: 2,756
Posted By Larry Cloetta
The sensor would need to swing out of the way of...

The sensor would need to swing out of the way of the film plane when you snapped the shutter. I wonder if anyone has ever conceived of anything like that?

Anyway, not that elaborate, but none of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-10-2019
Replies: 129
Views: 2,756
Posted By Larry Cloetta
This. Some of the new E series glass, like the...

This.

Some of the new E series glass, like the 105/1.4 and 28mm/1.4 are up there in the rarified atmosphere with the best glass anyone has ever made, but you canít use them on an F6 due to the way...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-10-2019
Replies: 244
Views: 12,337
Posted By Larry Cloetta
This is exactly how I feel, except for the...

This is exactly how I feel, except for the Polaroid as no longer have one. My best camera, right now, is a Nikon Z7, thatís pretty easy, but ďfavoriteĒ, right now or any time, seems impossible to me,...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-07-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,220
Posted By Larry Cloetta
I almost always have a camera with me, no matter...

I almost always have a camera with me, no matter where I go. I could not care less if it fits in a pocket. If there was a pocketable one which was, in my opinion, “just the same” as the ones I do...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-06-2019
Replies: 365
Views: 36,826
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Nice use of backlighting, Mike.

Nice use of backlighting, Mike.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-06-2019
Replies: 365
Views: 36,826
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Peter, Sorry for the lack of a response, I just...

Peter,

Sorry for the lack of a response, I just now saw this.

Shot is of California poppies, late in the summer when things are dying out. One of my more filmic shots, but regret to say it was...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 07-05-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 905
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Right in what way? That itís more than they...

Right in what way? That itís more than they personally want to spend, or that itís ďtoo expensiveĒ, a description of a feeling, not of any objective reality.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 07-05-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 905
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Itís not the same product, for one thing. Maybe...

Itís not the same product, for one thing. Maybe that is enough things.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 07-05-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 905
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Okay then, if thatís the way you feel about it. ...

Okay then, if thatís the way you feel about it. Like Kardashian size?
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-05-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 948
Posted By Larry Cloetta
The anxiety issues are well documented, but since...

The anxiety issues are well documented, but since it is an addiction, those addicted exhibit the classic behavior of denial. As they are sure to in this thread.
Technology, in this area, may not be...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 07-05-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 905
Posted By Larry Cloetta
I looked at that yesterday, I don’t need it as I...

I looked at that yesterday, I don’t need it as I am pretty well outfitted for scanning already, but I continue to be glad that there are some people out there trying to do things for the film...
Forum: Optics Theory - 06-28-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 465
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Thanks for posting, Peter. I was not familiar...

Thanks for posting, Peter. I was not familiar with the term, and it’s not a real common look, at least if the image you posted is indicative. I seem to have accumulated a lot of “bokeh lenses”, but...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-21-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 630
Posted By Larry Cloetta
There is an adjustment described the manual to...

There is an adjustment described the manual to set up the meter so it sits perfectly parallel with the top of the camera body, without touching it. It will stay here, so they only scratch the camera...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-19-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 3,821
Posted By Larry Cloetta
The people behind the Hasselblad Lunar have been...

The people behind the Hasselblad Lunar have been long gone for a long time. This is very cool, can’t afford one. Yet.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-17-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 630
Posted By Larry Cloetta
No Service=Quality Light Metric can service them...

No Service=Quality Light Metric can service them without issue.

No Parts= Chances that this will need a "part" is slim to none. It's not the kind of thing which undergoes mechanical wear and thus...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-17-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 12,191
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Yes, in this case. That lens is soft wide open,...

Yes, in this case. That lens is soft wide open, but not that soft, and that look is not an inherent characteristic of UN-54, which is imo, a very nice general purpose film.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-17-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,279
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Great comparison, Shawn, thanks for posting this....

Great comparison, Shawn, thanks for posting this. Yes, Even though the differences are in reality fairly subtle, I am one of those who generally prefers looking at the results from the film body. And...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-16-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 630
Posted By Larry Cloetta
BTW, moving from El Paso to Alaska, you are going...

BTW, moving from El Paso to Alaska, you are going to need some new clothes.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-16-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 630
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Plenty accurate for any film use outside of...

Plenty accurate for any film use outside of someone wanting to be within a third stop for transparencies. Day to day, I haven’t found mine to be any less on the money than the meter in the M5, or my...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-15-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 3,821
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Dave’s a good guy.

Dave’s a good guy.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-14-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 3,821
Posted By Larry Cloetta
A newly manufactured film camera of any kind,...

A newly manufactured film camera of any kind, made by anybody, would be hard to believe, but a digital panoramic body would seem even less likely, as stitching would seem to already have all those...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 06-11-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1,013
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Oh, for the days of real entrepreneurs who...

Oh, for the days of real entrepreneurs who mortgaged their homes to finance their own company, to realize their dream of making widgets of their own design.

Having backed several Kickstarter...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-11-2019
Replies: 108
Views: 2,810
Posted By Larry Cloetta
I’d agree with Ian/Takkun, but that’s just me....

I’d agree with Ian/Takkun, but that’s just me. It’s an odd topic, the reasons given for taping and the reasons given for not taping seem to me dictated more by how people view themselves and how they...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-10-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 3,041
Posted By Larry Cloetta
^^^^Good one.

^^^^Good one.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-10-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 3,041
Posted By Larry Cloetta
That's a consideration, but there is no guarantee...

That's a consideration, but there is no guarantee than the new one will be better than the old one. It could be like "New Coke" for all we know at this point. I am not saying that it will be, by any...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-10-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 3,041
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Theyíll be back. Itís just going to take them a...

Theyíll be back. Itís just going to take them a while to come up with an imaginative and negative way to spin this. Concocting a whole different set of ďinsider informationĒ takes time.

Great news....
Forum: Photo Software 06-08-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 2,239
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Corran, I appreciate the answer. We probably...

Corran,

I appreciate the answer. We probably disagree whether any of that is important in the overall scheme of things, or significantly different from the potential aggravating issues inherent with...
Forum: Photo Software 06-08-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 2,239
Posted By Larry Cloetta
It wasnít pointless, but it was a mental...

It wasnít pointless, but it was a mental exercise.
But, Iím glad to encounter people who know what they want to do, and do it, regardless.

Meantime, Could you post a list of those ďother...
Forum: Photo Software 06-08-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 2,239
Posted By Larry Cloetta
What about what everyone spent on dinner last...

What about what everyone spent on dinner last night? That meal was just ďrentedĒ.

If it cost $1 a year to ďrentĒ, and the standalone perpetual license version cost $300, would you still be buying...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-07-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,559
Posted By Larry Cloetta
I have had a 35mm Rondinax for years, but it...

I have had a 35mm Rondinax for years, but it leaks, so ordered one of these at the beginning with the original Kickstarter plan. The 120/135 convertibility is interesting, I will be curious to see if...
Forum: Jim Lager - Leica Historian 05-31-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 1,141
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Dralowid, fascinating story. Regarding one line...

Dralowid, fascinating story.

Regarding one line from the Ludewig quotation, “may affect her reputation as a great visual artist as it appears to suggest doubtful motives.“

Conjecture as we might...
Forum: Jim Lager - Leica Historian 05-31-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 1,141
Posted By Larry Cloetta
As she was a professional photographer and film...

As she was a professional photographer and film maker, it’s highly likely she would have owned more than one camera in her hundred and one year life. Photographers frequently own more than one camera...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-30-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 495
Posted By Larry Cloetta
2019 to date, Toyota Corolla takes top spot in...

2019 to date, Toyota Corolla takes top spot in world car sales, Ford F-series truck is now in number two spot. The Geely Boyou holds down the #70 spot, and Porsche is somewhere outside the top 100 in...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-29-2019
Replies: 74
Views: 3,198
Posted By Larry Cloetta
https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-2MFMSd6/0/f7e5...

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-2MFMSd6/0/f7e52977/X2/i-2MFMSd6-X2.jpg (https://cloetta.smugmug.com/Forum-photos/n-q8zp7N/i-2MFMSd6/A)
Hospital waiting room, with a Barnack.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 05-27-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 403
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Information on the specs for the stock Hexar RF...

Information on the specs for the stock Hexar RF viewfinder diopter were always somewhat hard to find for me, it certainly is not in the manual. I rummaged around on the pile of notes on my desk and...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-27-2019
Replies: 365
Views: 36,826
Posted By Larry Cloetta
https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-6NmC3Wr/0/89d8...

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-6NmC3Wr/0/89d8872e/X2/i-6NmC3Wr-X2.jpg (https://cloetta.smugmug.com/Forum-photos/n-q8zp7N/i-6NmC3Wr/A)
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 05-27-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 403
Posted By Larry Cloetta
The diopters don’t come up for sale very often,...

The diopters don’t come up for sale very often, but there are two on ebay right...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 05-27-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 403
Posted By Larry Cloetta
I could be wrong, but as I remember that isn’t...

I could be wrong, but as I remember that isn’t just a plain piece of glass in there, in the Hexas RF, pretty sure it is a lens, part of the optical formula for the viewfinder, which is why it is...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-27-2019
Replies: 365
Views: 36,826
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Keep it up. These images highlight exactly why...

Keep it up. These images highlight exactly why shallow depth of field, and management of the out of focus areas are not a ďfadĒ, no matter what anyone here occasionally says. Everything has its uses....
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-27-2019
Replies: 365
Views: 36,826
Posted By Larry Cloetta
^^^^^Almost Monet-like, Andreas. So much nice...

^^^^^Almost Monet-like, Andreas. So much nice work in this thread recently. Springtime.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-26-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 351
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Cleaning a beam splitter in your rangefinder

https://petapixel.com/2019/05/25/how-to-clean-and-mod-the-beam-splitter-in-a-rangefinder-camera/

Anyone with the courage, please try this and let us know how it comes out.
Then the rest of us can...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-26-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 486
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Ian, There is a lot of information on the...

Ian,

There is a lot of information on the relative merits of Contax lenses scattered on the web, but this thread over at Fred Miranda is a reasonable place to start, as it will lead to other...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-26-2019
Replies: 365
Views: 36,826
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Nice, Keith. (Also, an example of a more than...

Nice, Keith. (Also, an example of a more than worthwhile photographic result that canít be obtained with a modern, up to the minute, lens design. Unless I miss my guess.)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-25-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 486
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Nice write up, thanks. Nippon Photo Clinic in NYC...

Nice write up, thanks. Nippon Photo Clinic in NYC can handle most Contax repairs these days, and do them reliably, though it will likely cost more than another RTS body on eBay would, though...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-25-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1,066
Posted By Larry Cloetta
There are several threads here relating to this,...

There are several threads here relating to this, here is even a sticky on how to load a bottom loader, which will give lengthy answers to the question of “why” to trim the leader, or even advice...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-25-2019
Replies: 240
Views: 6,554
Posted By Larry Cloetta
I guess I showed up uninvited to the pity...

I guess I showed up uninvited to the pity party.

I have looked at the thread from its inception, and posted something about the previous area of conversation early on. There were longstanding...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-25-2019
Replies: 240
Views: 6,554
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Geez, everybody, they’re working on it. Am...

Geez, everybody, they’re working on it. Am reminded of those parties of 8 that sit down at a restaurant table that hasn't been bussed yet from the prior diners and are perplexed and outraged that the...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-25-2019
Replies: 2,125
Views: 591,907
Posted By Larry Cloetta
https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-4ZzMt5x/0/3ea5...

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-4ZzMt5x/0/3ea59526/L/i-4ZzMt5x-L.jpg (https://cloetta.smugmug.com/Forum-photos/n-q8zp7N/i-4ZzMt5x/A)

IIIa with 35mm Summicron ASPH, IIIg with Elmar 50/3.5, IIIg...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-24-2019
Replies: 7,440
Views: 3,790,456
Posted By Larry Cloetta
It manages to be excessive and ďjust rightĒ at...

It manages to be excessive and ďjust rightĒ at the same time:)
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-23-2019
Replies: 240
Views: 6,554
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Working for me now. Looks good.

Working for me now. Looks good.
Forum: RFF News 05-22-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 782
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Nice. Thanks, Stephen. Although I clicked on...

Nice. Thanks, Stephen.

Although I clicked on the thread because I was interested in hearing about the Pany Nikon Foca, which I thought was going to be the one camera I had never heard about, or...
Forum: Photo Software 05-22-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 430
Posted By Larry Cloetta
In Photoshop, go to File>Export>Save for Web. In...

In Photoshop, go to File>Export>Save for Web. In the popup menu select jpeg, then at the bottom of the popup menu you can select the pixel dimensions you want. At the top right of the menu you can...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-22-2019
Replies: 7,440
Views: 3,790,456
Posted By Larry Cloetta
https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-KkGPvNz/0/3441...

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-KkGPvNz/0/3441a5bc/XL/i-KkGPvNz-XL.jpg (https://cloetta.smugmug.com/Forum-photos/n-q8zp7N/i-KkGPvNz/A)
Kanto repaint DS
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-19-2019
Replies: 93
Views: 2,875
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Men here are already getting emotional. So there!

Men here are already getting emotional. So there!
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-19-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 819
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Phil, After having read his blog discursions and...

Phil,

After having read his blog discursions and his lens analyses on and off for three or four years now, and having found them to be educational and occasionally thought provoking, and almost...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-18-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 336
Posted By Larry Cloetta
If you are thinking about getting into B&W...

If you are thinking about getting into B&W yourself, I would recommend hanging onto at least the Panatomic X, and not selling it unless you really need the money. Of the films you have there, the Pan...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-17-2019
Replies: 123
Views: 3,001
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Times have changed for photographers. They are...

Times have changed for photographers. They are not going to unchange, though this is neither good or bad, it’s just going to be different in some ways, going forward.
Phones are perfectly good for,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-16-2019
Replies: 123
Views: 3,001
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Interesting and appropriate allusion to Robert...

Interesting and appropriate allusion to Robert Pirsig. That about sums it up, re: qualities of cameras, quality of life.

Anyway, nice one, Huss.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-15-2019
Replies: 123
Views: 3,001
Posted By Larry Cloetta
ďI Second That EmotionĒ Smokey Robinson

ďI Second That EmotionĒ Smokey Robinson
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-09-2019
Replies: 532
Views: 39,617
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Nice shot, regardless of how it was digitized.

Nice shot, regardless of how it was digitized.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-05-2019
Replies: 365
Views: 36,826
Posted By Larry Cloetta
https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-7NMW7JQ/0/dc97...

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-7NMW7JQ/0/dc978722/X2/i-7NMW7JQ-X2.jpg (https://cloetta.smugmug.com/Forum-photos/n-q8zp7N/i-7NMW7JQ/A)
Yashica D Fomapan 400 in XTOL
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-04-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 370
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Thatís what I've been saying for the past two...

Thatís what I've been saying for the past two years, Ko-fe as well. Maybe more people will listen to you:)
The proviso is, get an early one, or, better yet, a Pre-production one (I forget how these...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 05-02-2019
Replies: 1
Views: 654
Posted By Larry Cloetta
That’s definitely impressive. But, at $8,000...

That’s definitely impressive. But, at $8,000 might it be the answer to a question no one was asking, even people with an extra $8,000? Got to admire the chutzpah though. Nicely realized.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-02-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 843
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Variety, I think that's what they call this. ...

Variety, I think that's what they call this. aka The Spice of Life.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-02-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 843
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Everyone gets to pick their own likes and...

Everyone gets to pick their own likes and dislikes as regards to stylistic approaches. The fact that something strikes a given individual as unpleasant is enough reason in itself to choose to exclude...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-01-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 881
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Itís ďa hunk, a hunk of burniní love.Ē

Itís ďa hunk, a hunk of burniní love.Ē
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-30-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 881
Posted By Larry Cloetta
I don’t intend to get into a live fire exercise...

I don’t intend to get into a live fire exercise here, just because I agreed with Huss about these being “the best SLRs I’ve ever used”. As I was at pains to point out, I agreed with that...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 04-30-2019
Replies: 388
Views: 155,618
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Pretty sure those gloves are too nice, especially...

Pretty sure those gloves are too nice, especially for a Tech Sergeant. Always enjoy your photos, though, as well as the others here.
Forum: Photo Software 04-30-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 391
Posted By Larry Cloetta
You can do it with Smugmug, as well.

You can do it with Smugmug, as well.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-30-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 881
Posted By Larry Cloetta
I'd have to personally agree with that, and I...

I'd have to personally agree with that, and I have owned all those others as well, minus the F3Ltd.
I should use them more, but it's just too easy.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-30-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 1,674
Posted By Larry Cloetta
No, but I do buy LHSA raffle tickets every year...

No, but I do buy LHSA raffle tickets every year for limited edition this and thats. That probably doesn’t count.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-29-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 881
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Sure. Kinda sorta. Hoping you didnít overpay. On...

Sure. Kinda sorta. Hoping you didnít overpay. On the other hand, Ive never used one, so maybe itís a sleeper.
Forum: Large Format Film RF 04-29-2019
Replies: 388
Views: 155,618
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Thank you, very much. Larry

Thank you, very much.

Larry
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-29-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 881
Posted By Larry Cloetta
I'm betting on tequila, or maybe Southern...

I'm betting on tequila, or maybe Southern Comfort. It’s been a long time since I was that drunk.
That 212k looked like a red dot , I guess.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-28-2019
Replies: 372
Views: 46,324
Posted By Larry Cloetta
https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-c6jqFb6/0/8920...

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-c6jqFb6/0/89201e52/X2/i-c6jqFb6-X2.jpg (https://cloetta.smugmug.com/Forum-photos/n-q8zp7N/i-c6jqFb6/A)
Hasselblad 80mm Fomapan 400 in XTOL
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-28-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 819
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Erwin Puts New Book

http://photo.imx.nl//blog/files/ae84be594f84113783b9b7b4646c9f0b-131.html

Posting this in case someone here might be interested, though I realize that might be a very limited audience.
Reading the...
Forum: Optics Theory - 04-25-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 1,605
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Interesting, thanks, though there are many...

Interesting, thanks, though there are many “bokeh” lenses that aren’t there:) I’d imagine a complete accounting would be close to impossible. Good effort though.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 04-25-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 2,761
Posted By Larry Cloetta
^^^^That’s a shame. Not sure what I can offer...

^^^^That’s a shame. Not sure what I can offer outside of the following bits. I have had Mark Hansen do a couple, or three, of cameras for me over the years, but I have gotten the impression, perhaps...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 04-25-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,374
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Smaller, lighter, cheaper are the advantages of...

Smaller, lighter, cheaper are the advantages of slower lenses, and modern sensors have made them more useful in a wider range of settings than ever before.
However......With any sensor, even the most...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-23-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,889
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Counting the minutes until some 49 year old pipes...

Counting the minutes until some 49 year old pipes up about how much better things are now, because he read some articles and a book which convinced him of that. That seems to be an unshakeable belief...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 04-23-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,674
Posted By Larry Cloetta
I do use the lenses designed for the camera. I...

I do use the lenses designed for the camera. I also use adapted lenses, lots of them. None of them will, or can, yield the same photo. People use adapted lenses for the same reason people keep more...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 04-23-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,674
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Okay, I'm old and I don't use/won't use Auto ISO,...

Okay, I'm old and I don't use/won't use Auto ISO, because I don't like to lose control over what I am doing by delegating it to an electronic brain which has no idea what I am trying to accomplish...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 04-23-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,674
Posted By Larry Cloetta
There is no practical difference. Zero. I use...

There is no practical difference. Zero. I use Ai-s lenses on a Z7 all the time. If someone could tell me why the resulting photos are compromised because the aperture setting isn't cluttering up the...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-22-2019
Replies: 1,660
Views: 281,086
Posted By Larry Cloetta
^^^^Michael, I suspect that would have been quite...

^^^^Michael, I suspect that would have been quite the imposing behemoth in England back in the day. Perhaps even more so, now.
I love road hugging weight:)
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-22-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 465
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Paolo, There is an easy, long term fix for the...

Paolo,

There is an easy, long term fix for the mirror slip issue, which is a known problem with these cameras. You just didnít find the right internet solution, but it is out there.
If your mirror...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 04-21-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,674
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Would enjoy seeing some samples from the 14-30 if...

Would enjoy seeing some samples from the 14-30 if you already have it in hand.
Forum: Nikon RF 04-20-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,880
Posted By Larry Cloetta
I have owned and used S2, S3, S3 reissue, and SP...

I have owned and used S2, S3, S3 reissue, and SP fairly extensively, and the above is exactly what I would recommend to someone in your position. S2 nicer than the S3, and S3 reissue, for reasons...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-20-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 2,211
Posted By Larry Cloetta
China is a known quantity, but it’s a known...

China is a known quantity, but it’s a known quantity only outside China. The Guardian article lists a partial roster of Western companies who have not hesitated to be complicit with the Chinese...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-19-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 2,211
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Keith, Iím just ďin a mood.Ē Larry And the new...

Keith,

Iím just ďin a mood.Ē

Larry

And the new ďsocial credit scoresĒ definitely are Orwellian, maybe even Orwell turned up a notch.
Anyway, at this point I am not sure if Leica originally thought...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-19-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 2,211
Posted By Larry Cloetta
If this helps end the confusion about the links...

If this helps end the confusion about the links just go over to ***********.com, and follow,the article at the top of the page.

In that article there is a link to the South China Morning Press...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-16-2019
Replies: 94
Views: 2,934
Posted By Larry Cloetta
What I "was seeing" was the "it's just a...

What I "was seeing" was the "it's just a building" comments. I'm not denigrating that, I just don't understand it, even though I understand 'sic transit gloria mundi' perfectly well. That is the...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-16-2019
Replies: 94
Views: 2,934
Posted By Larry Cloetta
I am honestly sorry to have offended anyone...

I am honestly sorry to have offended anyone personally, that was not my intention, even if the wording could have been interpreted that way. I am sorry for using the word "philistinism", it is a word...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-16-2019
Replies: 94
Views: 2,934
Posted By Larry Cloetta
All the facile happy talk about the cathedral...

All the facile happy talk about the cathedral being “rebuilt” is going to seem a bit tone deaf to most of the people who have ever spent a significant amount of time inside Notre Dame, humbled by the...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-15-2019
Replies: 94
Views: 2,934
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Thanks for posting this. Beautiful.

Thanks for posting this. Beautiful.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-15-2019
Replies: 94
Views: 2,934
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Thatís easier said than done. In this case,...

Thatís easier said than done. In this case, vastly easier.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-15-2019
Replies: 1,510
Views: 195,127
Posted By Larry Cloetta
https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-S6KzJcf/0/3e81...

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-S6KzJcf/0/3e81216e/XL/i-S6KzJcf-XL.jpg (https://cloetta.smugmug.com/Forum-photos/n-q8zp7N/i-S6KzJcf/A)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-15-2019
Replies: 616
Views: 15,636
Posted By Larry Cloetta
https://photos.smugmug.com/WNikkor-C-35cm-f18/i-QM...

https://photos.smugmug.com/WNikkor-C-35cm-f18/i-QMDj5NV/0/674fed6d/X2/1%20Nikkor%2035-1.8%20%401.8%20-X2.jpg (https://cloetta.smugmug.com/WNikkor-C-35cm-f18/i-QMDj5NV/A)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-14-2019
Replies: 616
Views: 15,636
Posted By Larry Cloetta
https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-8GRdkC9/0/11dc...

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-8GRdkC9/0/11dc2ae3/XL/i-8GRdkC9-XL.jpg (https://cloetta.smugmug.com/Forum-photos/n-q8zp7N/i-8GRdkC9/A)
Contax G Planar 45 Ferrania P30 @80 in D76
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-14-2019
Replies: 616
Views: 15,636
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Thanks, Bob. Understood and appreciated.

Thanks, Bob. Understood and appreciated.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-14-2019
Replies: 616
Views: 15,636
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Although I remain unconvinced that a portrait can...

Although I remain unconvinced that a portrait can be any picture which contains a human figure, I have enjoyed the posts in this thread, and thank the respondents.
Admittedly, my opinion is worth no...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-14-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 6,579
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Will this dead horse never get a moment’s rest?

Will this dead horse never get a moment’s rest?
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-14-2019
Replies: 616
Views: 15,636
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Nice composition, nicely framed.

Nice composition, nicely framed.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 04-13-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 528
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Nothing succeeds like excess. Glad there are...

Nothing succeeds like excess. Glad there are still some crazies out there having fun.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-13-2019
Replies: 616
Views: 15,636
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Thank you, Helen.

Thank you, Helen.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-13-2019
Replies: 616
Views: 15,636
Posted By Larry Cloetta
https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-tTFkBZ5/0/8c94...

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-tTFkBZ5/0/8c943971/X2/i-tTFkBZ5-X2.jpg (https://cloetta.smugmug.com/Forum-photos/n-q8zp7N/i-tTFkBZ5/A)

I did not shoot this, it’s a scan made yesterday of a print...
Forum: Digital Compacts 04-04-2019
Replies: 125
Views: 4,495
Posted By Larry Cloetta
"So where is it? Is it...

"So where is it? Is it vaporware?"

https://www.dpreview.com/interviews/3766851163/cp-2019-zeiss-interview-lets-do-something-new
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-04-2019
Replies: 535
Views: 94,628
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Thanks. Wasnít sure where to post it, dogs,...

Thanks. Wasnít sure where to post it, dogs, daughters, or portraits:)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-04-2019
Replies: 535
Views: 94,628
Posted By Larry Cloetta
https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-hvZgpWr/0/2a61...

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-hvZgpWr/0/2a618697/XL/i-hvZgpWr-XL.jpg (https://cloetta.smugmug.com/Forum-photos/n-q8zp7N/i-hvZgpWr/A)
Forum: Optics Theory - 04-03-2019
Replies: 57
Views: 2,689
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Thanks. Again.

Thanks. Again.
Forum: Optics Theory - 04-03-2019
Replies: 57
Views: 2,689
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Marty, Are there any lenses with aspheric...

Marty,

Are there any lenses with aspheric elements which donít exhibit onion ring out of focus highlights, that you know of?

I always thought it was just due to the asph, somehow, so I learned...
Forum: Optics Theory - 04-03-2019
Replies: 57
Views: 2,689
Posted By Larry Cloetta
I understand all the responses, yet experience...

I understand all the responses, yet experience has meant this is still the first thing that I think of when I see ďaspheric elementsĒ mentioned in a lens design. For me, it means bottom of the 9th,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-03-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 568
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Thanks for posting. This interview covered...

Thanks for posting. This interview covered different information from his presentation which was posted a week or so ago. Interesting info on CHS II and SCALA and the EU regulatory regime and its...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-01-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 423
Posted By Larry Cloetta
https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-CXRx2Rb/0/6b00...

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-CXRx2Rb/0/6b00d2e1/XL/i-CXRx2Rb-XL.jpg (https://cloetta.smugmug.com/Forum-photos/n-q8zp7N/i-CXRx2Rb/A)
Contax 35/1.4 RTSIII Tri-X in DDX
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-01-2019
Replies: 119
Views: 2,119
Posted By Larry Cloetta
I havenít played, because I was positive that...

I havenít played, because I was positive that there were absolutely no permutations of cameras which would do anything more for me than what I already have.
Until I saw this post^^^^.

So, okay, even...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 04-01-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1,579
Posted By Larry Cloetta
That mirrors my impressions. I have thought about...

That mirrors my impressions. I have thought about buying this lens, on and off, almost since it was introduced, because it ďtests wellĒ. Every time it comes back on my radar, I spend a few hours...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-30-2019
Replies: 85
Views: 2,319
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Thatís the complete answer explaining all of...

Thatís the complete answer explaining all of this, right there. Malls as an original, innovative and, in some ways, Disneyland-like concept, had no such rules.
They were different times.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-30-2019
Replies: 85
Views: 2,319
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Hi Robert, Generally, the current crop of rules...

Hi Robert,

Generally, the current crop of rules donít allow for any kind of photography, whether cell phone camera or dedicated camera. As noted before, security forces are more likely to go after...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-29-2019
Replies: 932
Views: 225,412
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Yeah, that’s nice. I don’t know how much of that...

Yeah, that’s nice. I don’t know how much of that was massaged (well) digitally after the scan, and how much was exactly in the negative as shot, but that is seriously nice use of light in the service...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-28-2019
Replies: 85
Views: 2,319
Posted By Larry Cloetta
People seem to have become frighteningly...

People seem to have become frighteningly comfortable with being pushed around.
As many here have noted, you would be able to get away with taking photos with a phone in any mall in the country, all...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-27-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 962
Posted By Larry Cloetta
So it is. Good for you, enjoy, itís a keeper.

So it is. Good for you, enjoy, itís a keeper.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-26-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 962
Posted By Larry Cloetta
I thought those two were like chalk and cheese,...

I thought those two were like chalk and cheese, but maybe my 3.5 was the proverbial bad copy.

But for a one lens setup, cost effective, I’d still go with a 3 cam 50 Summicron anyway.

Signed,

The...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-26-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 962
Posted By Larry Cloetta
A 3 cam 90 Summicron-R would be my choice for...

A 3 cam 90 Summicron-R would be my choice for the most cost effective 2 lens setup for an R body, if the first lens was the 50. Color signature and rendering style on these two is very similar, and...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-26-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 962
Posted By Larry Cloetta
I have owned everything mentioned so far. Donít...

I have owned everything mentioned so far. Donít bother with the 35-70 f/3.5. The 35-70 f/4, on the other hand is superb, and a bargain at the going prices. At 35mm it is better than the 35 Cron-R,...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-23-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 958
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Only keep one 50? Oh, dear. Hard for me to...

Only keep one 50? Oh, dear.

Hard for me to imagine anything more dreary than going through life as a pragmatist.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-22-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,407
Posted By Larry Cloetta
The screen name of the guy who posted this is ďmr...

The screen name of the guy who posted this is ďmr doodleĒ. That might explain it.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-22-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 958
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Only keeping one, keep the Zeiss Planar 50,...

Only keeping one, keep the Zeiss Planar 50, because it’s the best all rounder.
Keeping two, keep the Zeiss Planar 50, and the Leica Elmar 50, as they are the most different, yet could both be...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-22-2019
Replies: 91
Views: 2,668
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Giganova, Digital and film photography are two...

Giganova,

Digital and film photography are two distinct disciplines which overlap slightly in the area of composition, and not much else. As long as it took you to get where you wanted to be with...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-21-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 295
Posted By Larry Cloetta
That’s good. And so true. Thanks for the link.

That’s good. And so true. Thanks for the link.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-19-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,511
Posted By Larry Cloetta
ADOX presentation on the current state of film manufacture

ADOX rep at Finnish film fair in Helsinki March 15, 2019. Interesting presentation on the current state of the film production industry, which doesnít sugar coat the challenges. Some information...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-18-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 343
Posted By Larry Cloetta
At 6:15 or so, guy loads a Barnack in about 6...

At 6:15 or so, guy loads a Barnack in about 6 seconds. Seems they have been doing marketing hyperbole for a long time.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-18-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 343
Posted By Larry Cloetta
I give up, what’s the hairy looking thing at 14...

I give up, what’s the hairy looking thing at 14 seconds in?
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-18-2019
Replies: 73
Views: 2,010
Posted By Larry Cloetta
“Nowadays people know the price of everything and...

“Nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing.”

― Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

Our discussions once again prove that human nature never changes.


And, FWIW,...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 03-16-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 573
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Steve’s Camera is going to be much more...

Steve’s Camera is going to be much more authoritative in regards to parts availability and general serviceability than any of the civilians you are likely to find lurking in camera forums. I had one...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-15-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 4,180
Posted By Larry Cloetta
The resolving power of this lens seems...

The resolving power of this lens seems exceptional, stopped down even just a bit.

The first shot is in a diner with natural light, hand held. The vertical window frame in the approximate center of...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 03-15-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 6,268
Posted By Larry Cloetta
https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-j6PmD4h/0/c54e...

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Swing Time Topcor-S 5cm f2 Leica iiib
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-13-2019
Replies: 1,510
Views: 195,127
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Congratulations, they look grateful for the...

Congratulations, they look grateful for the rescue. Good on you.
Forum: RFF News 03-11-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 5,032
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Ten years from now it will be interesting to look...

Ten years from now it will be interesting to look back on this thread and see who could read the writing on the wall, and who couldn’t.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-10-2019
Replies: 1,660
Views: 281,086
Posted By Larry Cloetta
I look at this, shot with a Rolleiflex on ACROS...

I look at this, shot with a Rolleiflex on ACROS by streetlight, and I wonder, are your hands unnaturally steady, or are you walking around Chicago in the middle of a Winter night with a Rolleiflex on...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-10-2019
Replies: 1,660
Views: 281,086
Posted By Larry Cloetta
I am not sure which I like more, the composition...

I am not sure which I like more, the composition of the photo, or the design elements on the car. Anyway, nice.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-07-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 2,296
Posted By Larry Cloetta
My assessment, after shooting the shots posted...

My assessment, after shooting the shots posted above at ASA 32, and developing following Kodakís processing guide to the letter, making no adjustments for the age of the film, is that it doesnít seem...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-04-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 2,296
Posted By Larry Cloetta
A year or so ago, a friend gave me a roll of...

A year or so ago, a friend gave me a roll of Panatomic-X which had belonged to his father and had been stored in the garage....in Texas...for decades. He had no idea how old it was, but certainly was...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-01-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,590
Posted By Larry Cloetta
If your interest in actually understanding the...

If your interest in actually understanding the timeline of the Ferrania project is sincere, you would do well to read the two longest threads on the subject over at photrio.com, alias APUG, as it...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-28-2019
Replies: 3,587
Views: 908,803
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Thatís striking.

Thatís striking.
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 02-28-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 412
Posted By Larry Cloetta
It works with any adapter, and also works in...

It works with any adapter, and also works in conjunction with AF VR lenses to provide additional stabilization for VR lenses, with a couple of caveats. All upside, no downside.
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 02-28-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 412
Posted By Larry Cloetta
I bought a Z 7 a few months ago, and it has...

I bought a Z 7 a few months ago, and it has replaced my Leica SL for use with Leica, and all my other lenses. The ibis is very helpful, but it’s a better camera than the SL in every way, sensor well...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-27-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 995
Posted By Larry Cloetta
They may have announced it at a shareholder...

They may have announced it at a shareholder meeting, but they definitely did not send out any notices to users. They just quietly changed it.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-27-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 995
Posted By Larry Cloetta
I never list items as auctions, only use ďBuy it...

I never list items as auctions, only use ďBuy it NowĒ listings, and never check the ďAccept OffersĒ box when I am placing the ad. That box has always been unchecked by default......until about four...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-27-2019
Replies: 3,587
Views: 908,803
Posted By Larry Cloetta
https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-5q7HzNf/0/f397...

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Can You Get Any Closer?
Topcon 50/2 ltm Barnack body
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-27-2019
Replies: 114
Views: 14,459
Posted By Larry Cloetta
^^^^Those are some bodacious tans. Aussies not so...

^^^^Those are some bodacious tans. Aussies not so scared to death about skin cancer and wrinkles as we are here in the States?
It’s all gone limp and feckless over here.

Or maybe they don’t have...
Forum: RFF News 02-27-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 5,032
Posted By Larry Cloetta
It would seem to me that itís a personal decision...

It would seem to me that itís a personal decision whether or not Fuji is a viable solution for film, a decision which should be based upon whether we prefer a Fuji film stock to any of the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-26-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,338
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Thatís a worthwhile distinction.

Thatís a worthwhile distinction.
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