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Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-04-2009
Replies: 70
Views: 5,338
Posted By BJ Bignell
I have a Samsung NV-8...

I have a Samsung NV-8 (http://www.samsungcamera.com/product/pro_view.asp?prol_uid=3934&cat_uid=75), and while I won't comment on image quality, sensors, etc, I have to put in a plug for the "Smart...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-29-2008
Replies: 67
Views: 4,227
Posted By BJ Bignell
I'd become a skateboarding photographer, doing...

I'd become a skateboarding photographer, doing on-location work. I've always loved to watch skateboarding (I'm unfortunately quite terrible at doing it) and there would be so many opportunities to...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 11-03-2008
Replies: 609
Views: 58,988
Posted By BJ Bignell
The eagle landed today. As soon as I'm done...

The eagle landed today. As soon as I'm done writing this, I'll load up some film and put it in my bag. Yahoo!
Forum: Travel 10-28-2008
Replies: 1
Views: 906
Posted By BJ Bignell
If you're arriving by train, you won't be able to...

If you're arriving by train, you won't be able to miss the Kölner Dom. There's your architecture right there! There are other nice buildings, such as the 12 Romanesque churches of the city centre. ...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 10-14-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 1,021
Posted By BJ Bignell
Some links to round things out: Photo Service...

Some links to round things out:
Photo Service (http://www.photoserviceltee.com/ENGLISH/index.asp)
LL Lozeau (http://www.lozeau.com) - great shop, but the website is dreadfully...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 10-11-2008
Replies: 609
Views: 58,988
Posted By BJ Bignell
I can't speak for the camera, but personally I am...

I can't speak for the camera, but personally I am not yet "disappeared".
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 09-21-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 1,528
Posted By BJ Bignell
Why not wait until Photokina is over? You'll see...

Why not wait until Photokina is over? You'll see if anything new and exciting is in the pipeline, and it also gives you a week to let your buying impulsion fade a little. If you still find yourself...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-16-2008
Replies: 64
Views: 5,253
Posted By BJ Bignell
Doesn't Leica still sell the new MP? And I...

Doesn't Leica still sell the new MP? And I believe that there are also plenty of very reliable used models on the market.

Since you're smart enough to pose these questions, I presume that you can...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 09-13-2008
Replies: 609
Views: 58,988
Posted By BJ Bignell
We're still waiting for the Oly to arrive here in...

We're still waiting for the Oly to arrive here in Montréal.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-13-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 1,932
Posted By BJ Bignell
I use stainless rells with the small metal clip...

I use stainless rells with the small metal clip in the middle, and find that sometimes they just don't want to work. I never thought of NOT using the little clip; I'll give it a try next time and...
Forum: Travel 09-13-2008
Replies: 27
Views: 2,594
Posted By BJ Bignell
Yes it is! My first time in Ontario was early...

Yes it is! My first time in Ontario was early one October, and I drove the entire noth shore of Lake Superior on my way out west. Being a glutton for punishment, I've actually driven it three times...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 08-21-2008
Replies: 609
Views: 58,988
Posted By BJ Bignell
I haven't been travelling since early this year,...

I haven't been travelling since early this year, but I sure haven't been participating a lot here either. Other parts of life had got in the way, you see! :)

It looks like I'm going to have an...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 08-21-2008
Replies: 609
Views: 58,988
Posted By BJ Bignell
Joe, I think you have your wires crossed! The...

Joe, I think you have your wires crossed! The camera you have is from the "pass the camera" project organised by Pherdinand (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=4743), not from...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 08-20-2008
Replies: 609
Views: 58,988
Posted By BJ Bignell
Nothing to report here, yet, but I'll let you all...

Nothing to report here, yet, but I'll let you all know when I do!
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-20-2008
Replies: 93
Views: 7,492
Posted By BJ Bignell
This sounds like a good place to start. Why not...

This sounds like a good place to start. Why not sell the two items which are in obvious surplus (one Hexar and one 35mm lens) and put the money towards an M body with a .58 viewfinder? If it works...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 07-10-2008
Replies: 46
Views: 5,405
Posted By BJ Bignell
Yes. Probably not.

Yes.
Probably not.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-30-2008
Replies: 31
Views: 3,602
Posted By BJ Bignell
I have a Coolscan V ED which works very well for...

I have a Coolscan V ED which works very well for slide film, but I have yet to make it work well with b&w and color negatives.

For slides, it's easy: 14-bit full-resolution scans with everything on...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-20-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 1,322
Posted By BJ Bignell
Although much can be communicated by a body's...

Although much can be communicated by a body's posture and positioning, I find that the top of her head is not expressive. It says nothing to me.

So she removed and then replaced her left stocking? ...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-20-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 1,322
Posted By BJ Bignell
The photo looks like an ordinary moment, well...

The photo looks like an ordinary moment, well focussed and well exposed. The woman's situation and position are mildly amusing, but not funny. I cannot see her face, so I don't feel any real...
Forum: Nikon RF 06-11-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 2,573
Posted By BJ Bignell
Sell it here on the classifieds! I hope that's...

Sell it here on the classifieds! I hope that's "humane" enough.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-11-2008
Replies: 37
Views: 2,697
Posted By BJ Bignell
another water picture... another crappy...

another water picture... another crappy entry...

http://www.bjandjo.ca/gallery/images/97190009.jpg
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 06-11-2008
Replies: 1
Views: 689
Posted By BJ Bignell
Oh, and I don't know if it matters but I the skin...

Oh, and I don't know if it matters but I the skin I use is "VBP Graphite Xpand - White Font".
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 06-11-2008
Replies: 1
Views: 689
Posted By BJ Bignell
Can we please get a link on the logo?

For usability reasons, it would be nice if the RFF logo at the top would link back to the front page. The only exception is that when on the front page, it should either not link, or link to the...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-11-2008
Replies: 37
Views: 2,697
Posted By BJ Bignell
A quick look through my pictures for something...

A quick look through my pictures for something with a boat/nautical/water theme didn't turn up much... My apologies for the crappy contribution to this crappy thread. ...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-09-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 1,442
Posted By BJ Bignell
Rolleiflex AF 5.0 by Minox

Two new 1/2-scale Rolleiflex TLRs made by Minox with 5-megapixel sensors. They take square photographs and will be available in black or "Italian Red". Article from Let's Go Digital...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-09-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 1,247
Posted By BJ Bignell
And for those of you who like to know the...

And for those of you who like to know the details, here's a link to a photoset that shows the setups: Classics in Lego setups (http://www.flickr.com/photos/balakovsetup/).
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-09-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 1,247
Posted By BJ Bignell
Classics in Lego

Recreations of famous photos using Lego: Classics in Lego (http://www.flickr.com/photos/balakov/sets/72157602602191858/). Enjoy!
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-26-2008
Replies: 76
Views: 7,148
Posted By BJ Bignell
Only boring pictures are boring. I couldn't give...

Only boring pictures are boring. I couldn't give a **** about how they're made.

edit: The automatic censor software on this board is also boring.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-26-2008
Replies: 507
Views: 196,868
Posted By BJ Bignell
Two samples from a borrowed 'lux and RD-1.

Two samples from a borrowed 'lux and RD-1.
Forum: Optics Theory - 05-23-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 2,258
Posted By BJ Bignell
I like the photos on the bottom because the...

I like the photos on the bottom because the facial expressions your model made!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-09-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 1,105
Posted By BJ Bignell
The Nikon Scan 4 software for the Coolscan V...

The Nikon Scan 4 software for the Coolscan V works with Leopard on an Intel iMac, although it is a bit flaky sometimes. You can use Vuescan as well, although it's not free.
Forum: Olympus RF 05-09-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 1,596
Posted By BJ Bignell
I've also used the kits and found that the foam...

I've also used the kits and found that the foam works well and that the included general instructions are excellent.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 05-07-2008
Replies: 26
Views: 2,803
Posted By BJ Bignell
I'm also a fan of DD-X; it's a very nice and...

I'm also a fan of DD-X; it's a very nice and versatile developer which can give a lot of speed but it's not really long-lasting.

According to the packaging, you'll get up to 24 months for an...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-05-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 2,314
Posted By BJ Bignell
A small pump designed for an outdoor fish pond or...

A small pump designed for an outdoor fish pond or fountain might be a good solution, something that's designed to run off of 120V with a simple switch. It would be a good idea to have a holding tank...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 05-02-2008
Replies: 2,236
Sticky: User Feedback
Views: 253,797
Posted By BJ Bignell
USER: kaiyen COMMENT: Good communication and...

USER: kaiyen
COMMENT: Good communication and fast payment. Enjoy the Bessa!
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 05-02-2008
Replies: 2,236
Sticky: User Feedback
Views: 253,797
Posted By BJ Bignell
USER: ocean7 COMMENT: Friendly, equipment...

USER: ocean7
COMMENT: Friendly, equipment exactly as described. Thanks!
Forum: Olympus RF 04-29-2008
Replies: 26
Views: 3,046
Posted By BJ Bignell
On mine, the aperture blades usually won't close...

On mine, the aperture blades usually won't close down past f8 without a little help. This is corrected by moving the focus from current position to infinity and then to near-focus. Sometimes, a...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 04-25-2008
Replies: 311
Views: 53,375
Posted By BJ Bignell
That's exciting news. I checked out the magazine...

That's exciting news. I checked out the magazine website for more info, but I don't read Japanese. I tried the Fuji Japan website, but I don't read Japanese. I tried the Fuji USA and Canada sites,...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 04-17-2008
Replies: 83
Views: 28,497
Posted By BJ Bignell
It's been three weeks now since you originally...

It's been three weeks now since you originally posted the question; have you had a chance to really try the two lenses out side-by-side? What have you decided?


And just in case you're still...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-16-2008
Replies: 849
Views: 144,818
Posted By BJ Bignell
We found a ladies' version of that same bike...

We found a ladies' version of that same bike abandoned in our back alley about three years ago. The bike is an absolute beauty, even though it is in desparate need of restoration.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-16-2008
Replies: 40
Views: 2,857
Posted By BJ Bignell
I think one camera and two lenses is a good...

I think one camera and two lenses is a good balance; for me it would probably be the CV 25 and Nokton 50mm (or 40 if I had an R3x). If you don't think you could survive two or three weeks without a...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 04-14-2008
Replies: 825
Views: 169,009
Posted By BJ Bignell
I'd like to see a slightly modified R3A with: ...

I'd like to see a slightly modified R3A with:

Longer real baselength
1:1 viewfinder with the following framelines: 35/75, 40/90, 50


It'd also be nice to see the Heliar 50/2 available in black...
Forum: Yashica RF 04-07-2008
Replies: 39
Views: 6,357
Posted By BJ Bignell
greyhound_flyer: You were right to cancel the...

greyhound_flyer: You were right to cancel the credit card associated with the PayPal account. If you haven't yet, change your PayPal password. Also, if any of your other online accounts used the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-03-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 2,098
Posted By BJ Bignell
That was pretty fun, but it moved too quickly!

That was pretty fun, but it moved too quickly!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-02-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 1,241
Posted By BJ Bignell
If you have a home network or a portable...

If you have a home network or a portable USB/Firewire HDD you could very easily scan on the MacBook and then just copy the files over to your iMac for processing.
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 04-01-2008
Replies: 609
Views: 58,988
Posted By BJ Bignell
So I looked at the unofficial list in post #36...

So I looked at the unofficial list in post #36 and got all excited: I'm next!! :D

And then, I found the updated list where I got demoted from sixth to eightteenth. :(

Hurry up everyone. It's...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-31-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 1,789
Posted By BJ Bignell
Matt, I checked the site and saw that you're...

Matt,

I checked the site and saw that you're looking for a shutter. The company that makes the shutters in the Bessa range (and many other cameras, of course) is Copal. Their website is: ...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-26-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 1,789
Posted By BJ Bignell
Matt: If you're serious about this, I hope...

Matt: If you're serious about this, I hope you've studied up on what Huw Finney did over at photo.net with an M2. You might even want to try to contact him to see if he has any interest in...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-26-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 1,789
Posted By BJ Bignell
A good middle-ground could be to write very very...

A good middle-ground could be to write very very tight code in something high-level like C, compile it, and then perform manual optimizations of the byte code. It might not be as good as writing it...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-26-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 1,789
Posted By BJ Bignell
Since it's going to be a digital camera, there...

Since it's going to be a digital camera, there must be firmware built in that operates the electronic systems. This is where it will be necessary to have code.


I'm not an electronics expert, but...
Forum: Optics Theory - 03-26-2008
Replies: 29
Views: 2,385
Posted By BJ Bignell
Is aperture selection and/or depth-of-field...

Is aperture selection and/or depth-of-field masking the problem? In this latest shot everything looks fairly sharp, but I'm guessing that you weren't shooting wide open. The problem could be...
Forum: Optics Theory - 03-26-2008
Replies: 29
Views: 2,385
Posted By BJ Bignell
Either the lens is defective/damaged, or it's...

Either the lens is defective/damaged, or it's improperly mounted on the camera. Make sure the mount and threads are clean and that your M adaptor (if you're using one) is also in good...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-26-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 1,131
Posted By BJ Bignell
For London, talk to Manolo. He was a very...

For London, talk to Manolo. He was a very excellent host and photo tour guide for us when we were there, although I imagine your trip will be somewhat different with the kids. If you have a chance...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 03-19-2008
Replies: 22
Views: 2,069
Posted By BJ Bignell
I agree that it doesn't sound positive, but I...

I agree that it doesn't sound positive, but I must admit that I do enjoy the magazine and that this "event" has piqued my interest in getting a subscription. Clever marketers strike again!

If their...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 03-19-2008
Replies: 22
Views: 2,069
Posted By BJ Bignell
I also appreciate the fact that they want to...

I also appreciate the fact that they want to eliminate their environmental impact but I think we can all also easily read the subtext: Printing only the exact number of copies required is cheaper...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 02-14-2008
Replies: 71
Views: 2,814
Posted By BJ Bignell
My bike is better than your bike! ;)

My bike is better than your bike! ;)
Forum: RFF Polls 02-02-2008
Replies: 75
Views: 5,450
Posted By BJ Bignell
I strongly agree with you, Philipp. I am very...

I strongly agree with you, Philipp.

I am very surprised about the number of people who have written that they are afraid of finding such objectionable material. Why so much fear, boys and girls? ...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-25-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 774
Posted By BJ Bignell
Good boy, or just a boy? ;)

Good boy, or just a boy? ;)
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 12-18-2007
Replies: 75
Views: 4,087
Posted By BJ Bignell
I don't understand the question. Could you...

I don't understand the question. Could you please re-phrase it as a multiple-choice poll? :D

I've blacked-out my Bessa and it's simply because I think it looks better. I have no idea if it's...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-25-2007
Replies: 119
Views: 6,983
Posted By BJ Bignell
I'm not in the habit of winking at girls on the...

I'm not in the habit of winking at girls on the street, but I have to agree with this. Generally speaking, most people (myself included) will avoid eye contact with a stranger of the opposite sex...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-25-2007
Replies: 119
Views: 6,983
Posted By BJ Bignell
There are a lot of people I wouldn't expect to...

There are a lot of people I wouldn't expect to say something like that. But coming from you it's not really surprising! :rolleyes:

I personally like the response "I'm taking pictures." You could...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-04-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 1,043
Posted By BJ Bignell
Fair enough; if I have a chance to head up there...

Fair enough; if I have a chance to head up there I promise to get in touch.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-04-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 1,043
Posted By BJ Bignell
Umm, any photos to share? :) I may be in...

Umm, any photos to share? :)

I may be in Antwerp in next few weeks, if you fancy a redux of our previous meeting. I will keep in touch about the details; if it works out well I may even have a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-04-2007
Replies: 1
Views: 854
Posted By BJ Bignell
History of the digital camera

Over on CNET.co.uk there is a short photo history of the digital camera, with some interesting facts and a few strange looking...
Forum: RFF Polls 11-01-2007
Replies: 414
Views: 17,371
Posted By BJ Bignell
How long does film have? I'd say that it has...

How long does film have?
I'd say that it has about 100ft, give or take 24 exp... :)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-30-2007
Replies: 151
Views: 9,164
Posted By BJ Bignell
Well, I never bought any Leica equipment so I...

Well, I never bought any Leica equipment so I can't say if I would buy the "same", but I think if it was demonstrably equal, why not? I bought a VW that was built in Brazil (the horror! ;) ) but it...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-30-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 1,043
Posted By BJ Bignell
Remy, I'm back in Germany for a little while,...

Remy,

I'm back in Germany for a little while, and would love to meet up again, but Berlin will be out of reach for me this weekend. Not only that, but I just got back from Antwerp, where we met in...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 10-23-2007
Replies: 25
Views: 19,626
Posted By BJ Bignell
Because it can be done, I guess? We've seen a...

Because it can be done, I guess?

We've seen a number of examples here in the past of how far Provia can push, and to be honest, I find it very impressive. I would love to have the time and/or...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 10-18-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 1,185
Posted By BJ Bignell
Especially if you keep the flash functional! :D

Especially if you keep the flash functional! :D
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 09-19-2007
Replies: 609
Views: 58,988
Posted By BJ Bignell
I think that each person is responsible for the...

I think that each person is responsible for the shipping, and if they got stuck with an international leg, that is their problem. It's not very expensive to ship in most cases, and as a one time...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 09-18-2007
Replies: 609
Views: 58,988
Posted By BJ Bignell
Didn't you get my email? I, uh, sent it like,...

Didn't you get my email? I, uh, sent it like, ummm, a long time ago... Yeah, that's it! A long time ago! :D

Sorry about the delay, my info has been sent. I've been busy, and forgot to check in...
Forum: Nikon RF 09-16-2007
Replies: 56
Views: 6,607
Posted By BJ Bignell
It does sound interesting. I'm not sure about...

It does sound interesting. I'm not sure about the VF with the screen overlay; somehow I have trouble believing that the focus accuracy would be adequate. However, I did just look it up on Wikipedia...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 09-12-2007
Replies: 609
Views: 58,988
Posted By BJ Bignell
I'm on the list for the other Pass the RF event,...

I'm on the list for the other Pass the RF event, but if you don't mind, sign me up for this one too!
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 09-10-2007
Replies: 23
Views: 9,094
Posted By BJ Bignell
Well, non-calibrated browser/monitor/computer...

Well, non-calibrated browser/monitor/computer aside, I like the looks of the Provia better, as the colours seem more natural. Disclaimer: I'm a big fan of Provia, so I'm very likely biased.

Does...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-03-2007
Replies: 126
Views: 23,303
Posted By BJ Bignell
The only thing I'll point out is that the holes...

The only thing I'll point out is that the holes in your coder ring don't follow the curve of the lens mount. This will probably need to be adjusted to work properly.

I don't own any M-mount lenses,...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-31-2007
Replies: 28
Views: 2,408
Posted By BJ Bignell
You are one of the luckiest, but you're not the...

You are one of the luckiest, but you're not the only one. My wife is the same; it's my money and I do what I like. She has her money, and she does what she likes. We just make sure that we meet...
Forum: Off Topic 08-30-2007
Replies: 30
Views: 1,255
Posted By BJ Bignell
When are you going to be in town? What do you...

When are you going to be in town? What do you like to do? Are you travelling alone, or with family?

There's already been a lot covered, but some items I would like to mention:

Sunday on the...
Forum: Off Topic 08-30-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 1,062
Posted By BJ Bignell
How well does "Synctoy" work with large datasets,...

How well does "Synctoy" work with large datasets, say bigger than 500MB? I know that, for example, the My Briefcase option for syncing laptops works really well up to about that half-GB limit, and...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 08-30-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 891
Posted By BJ Bignell
Well, you really nailed the colour balance in...

Well, you really nailed the colour balance in post-processing. Did you do any noise reduction?
Forum: Photo Software 08-30-2007
Replies: 27
Views: 2,692
Posted By BJ Bignell
Something else that could change about The GIMP: ...

Something else that could change about The GIMP: the name. Although it's currently very descriptive (GNU Image Manipulation Program), something I've heard and thought more than once is, "I'd...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 08-30-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 891
Posted By BJ Bignell
Looks like a fun time! I'm very impressed by the...

Looks like a fun time! I'm very impressed by the colours; what's the lighting? It looks to be more or less just streetlights, maybe with some accesory lighting for the event.
Forum: Photo Software 08-29-2007
Replies: 27
Views: 2,692
Posted By BJ Bignell
My experience with GIMP is that it works very...

My experience with GIMP is that it works very well for what I need to do, but it's clumsy. I know the user interface is supposed to be "another paradigm" or whatever, but I find the layers window...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 08-28-2007
Replies: 24
Views: 1,957
Posted By BJ Bignell
And conversely, the disappointment, frustration...

And conversely, the disappointment, frustration and lack of satisfaction that you experience the first time you destroy a roll (inevitably taken during that family vacation in an exotic place you...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 08-24-2007
Replies: 40
Views: 2,711
Posted By BJ Bignell
I've only used an RD-1 for about ten minutes, but...

I've only used an RD-1 for about ten minutes, but the 1:1 finder is wonderful. I'd add 75mm framelines and a longer baselength. The rest of the camera I can't comment on, but if it comes for real...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 08-22-2007
Replies: 43
Views: 2,842
Posted By BJ Bignell
I almost always get 38 shots. When I load, I...

I almost always get 38 shots.

When I load, I set the film and start winding to take it up; if I see that it sticks, I close the back at the same time. Then I wind twice; the first frame is...
Forum: Off Topic 08-20-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 822
Posted By BJ Bignell
Tell me about it! They've got to be the worst in...

Tell me about it! They've got to be the worst in Canada. There's no easy answer to why they are as they are, but it has something to do with weather, taxes, joie de vivre, unions, bidding...
Forum: Travel 08-15-2007
Replies: 84
Views: 5,650
Posted By BJ Bignell
The Wikipedia has an article about fado music: ...

The Wikipedia has an article about fado music: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fado
Forum: Travel 08-15-2007
Replies: 84
Views: 5,650
Posted By BJ Bignell
I voted for "M6 + Canon 35/1.8 + Rokkor 28/2.8",...

I voted for "M6 + Canon 35/1.8 + Rokkor 28/2.8", but I would personally switch out one of those two lenses for the Summicron 50. Probably the 35. So, my vote is actually "M6 + Summicron 50/2 +...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 08-15-2007
Replies: 56
Views: 7,332
Posted By BJ Bignell
I had the same camera (although not in black,...

I had the same camera (although not in black, very nice!) and was pleased with the quality. That's a very compact camera, so it is easy to carry around. Unfortunately, the lens filled up with grit...
Forum: Off Topic 08-08-2007
Replies: 78
Views: 2,697
Posted By BJ Bignell
I might not have a passion for coffee, but I...

I might not have a passion for coffee, but I definitely do have a taste for it. I'm just too lazy to take action.
Forum: Off Topic 08-08-2007
Replies: 78
Views: 2,697
Posted By BJ Bignell
I drink a pot of coffee per day, minimum, but I'm...

I drink a pot of coffee per day, minimum, but I'm really not picky about what it is. I buy coffee that's cheap and in a big can. I don't normally drink instant anymore, but I would gladly do so if...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-25-2007
Replies: 59
Views: 3,245
Posted By BJ Bignell
At the Montreal RFF meet, an old fellow came up...

At the Montreal RFF meet, an old fellow came up to Hub and myself at Marché Jean-Talon and asked if the Bessas we were holding were Leicas. He seemed to be a bit of a poor fellow, but one should...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 06-20-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 1,019
Posted By BJ Bignell
The reason that C41 and E6 don't need tinkering...

The reason that C41 and E6 don't need tinkering is because there is only one developer (and therefore only one process) for each, and that process always works the same. With traditional b&w, there...
Forum: Off Topic 06-15-2007
Replies: 41
Views: 1,554
Posted By BJ Bignell
My former tobacconist suggested a poor-man's...

My former tobacconist suggested a poor-man's humidor: put the cigars in a ziploc freezer bag, remove the air, and seal it. Put this ziploc bag inside another, along with a folded, slightly dampened...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-14-2007
Replies: 185
Views: 12,615
Posted By BJ Bignell
Like the majority of persons, I voted for "take...

Like the majority of persons, I voted for "take your best gear". My best happens to be the CV kit, but still...

If you are going in a situation where the environment will damage your gear, does...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-14-2007
Replies: 127
Views: 5,899
Posted By BJ Bignell
Bill: An interesting and complete response. I...

Bill: An interesting and complete response. I agree that careful attention to exposure is important for a photograph of excellent quality, but I'm sure that you can agree that there are times when...
Forum: RFF Polls 05-26-2007
Replies: 296
Views: 15,965
Posted By BJ Bignell
I voted "Occasionally or socially" but I should...

I voted "Occasionally or socially" but I should qualify that it's only ever cigars, except for that one alcohol-fuelled bender where a pack of cigarettes appeared at the beginning of the night, and...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 05-09-2007
Replies: 138
Views: 6,018
Posted By BJ Bignell
Rob: You're right! D'oh! :bang: I think I'm...

Rob: You're right! D'oh! :bang: I think I'm not doing so good today...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 05-09-2007
Replies: 138
Views: 6,018
Posted By BJ Bignell
I'm about 90% certain that I won't be working...

I'm about 90% certain that I won't be working that week, so I think I can join in. The trick is that it will also the last day of the RFF Canada meet in Montreal, so I'm going to be pretty bagged,...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 05-08-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 1,454
Posted By BJ Bignell
I also wanted to mention that I like the tones in...

I also wanted to mention that I like the tones in this photograph. They are very smooth, and the dynamic range is really excellent. Great exposure!
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 05-08-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 1,454
Posted By BJ Bignell
The uncropped photo has more content and context,...

The uncropped photo has more content and context, because you can easily see the booths, which are unoccupied. The leather (or vinyl) also beautifully reflects the light. The original is more...
Forum: Off Topic 05-04-2007
Replies: 23
Views: 1,137
Posted By BJ Bignell
It is a great collection, but it's a real shame...

It is a great collection, but it's a real shame that he keeps posting it like that. I agree with rover; it seems like he's just showing off.

However, if I win millions on the lotto one day, I...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 05-04-2007
Replies: 138
Views: 6,018
Posted By BJ Bignell
This event interests me, but I had been...

This event interests me, but I had been hesitating to put my name in. However, based on my current luck with job searching, I'll probably have plenty of free time come June 21st. :bang:

So, I...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-24-2007
Replies: 0
Views: 898
Posted By BJ Bignell
Thin negs with PanF+, film too old?

I just developed two old rolls of PanF+ and they came out very very thin. The edge printing is also very thin, to the point of being nearly invisible on one roll.

I'm trying to determine the...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 04-24-2007
Replies: 28
Views: 3,057
Posted By BJ Bignell
I enjoy the process of photography, and...

I enjoy the process of photography, and hand-printing b&w photos is an important step in the process. And to be honest, the magic of the image appearing in the development tray thrills me every time.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 04-17-2007
Replies: 197
Views: 71,640
Posted By BJ Bignell
A question for some of you: Why are you so...

A question for some of you: Why are you so careful about avoiding the mid-stroke jam when arriving at the end of a roll?

I have two Rs, and have never had a problem with this. Yes, the lever jams...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-13-2007
Replies: 18
Views: 1,886
Posted By BJ Bignell
I have a couple right now that are at the...

I have a couple right now that are at the 20-month mark; and I found my old 110 camera in storage last autumn with unexposed film still in it, which means about 12 years...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-12-2007
Replies: 24
Views: 2,330
Posted By BJ Bignell
The site says open to everyone in North America...

The site says open to everyone in North America which means I get to contribute, even though I live in Quebec. Hoorah! Now, I just need to get off my ass and do it!
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-12-2007
Replies: 24
Views: 2,330
Posted By BJ Bignell
ILFORD PHOTO HP5 Plus Challenge

Please excuse me if this has been posted before, but I wanted to give a quick heads-up about an exciting contest from Ilford:

ILFORD PHOTO HP5 Plus...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 04-12-2007
Replies: 60
Views: 2,636
Posted By BJ Bignell
Yep, that's what it means... My opinion is to...

Yep, that's what it means...

My opinion is to get the CV 3-some. If you already have the impression that the ZM21 will impinge on your R4 viewfinder space, don't buy it. You've already set...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-12-2007
Replies: 5,607
Views: 989,049
Posted By BJ Bignell
VF on backwards? Whoops!

VF on backwards? Whoops!
Forum: Off Topic 04-11-2007
Replies: 79
Views: 6,696
Posted By BJ Bignell
My choices are mostly SLR: Nikon F3 Nikon...

My choices are mostly SLR:

Nikon F3
Nikon F3HP
Pentax LX
Pentax ME-F (world's first TTL Autofocus SLR!)
Bronica SQ
Mamiya ZE / ZE-Quartz
Konica FC-1
Minolta CLE
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-09-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 1,108
Posted By BJ Bignell
This is essentially the same thing that I do: ...

This is essentially the same thing that I do: put the camera in a padded bag, and use bungie cords to strap it down to the sissy bar (or the seat if the bike doesn't have a bar). I have carried...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-08-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 1,720
Posted By BJ Bignell
Tired? Check! Lazy? Check! In a rut? Check! Do...

Tired? Check!
Lazy? Check!
In a rut? Check!
Do I win a prize? :(

Lately, it's been pretty bad for me. No drive, no interest, just bummed out about photography. But, over the last weeks I...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 04-06-2007
Replies: 160
Views: 23,845
Posted By BJ Bignell
I actually had a bad experience the last time I...

I actually had a bad experience the last time I was in the darkroom. It just seemed like nothing would go well, none of my prints looked right, and then I ran out of paper. :bang:

I switched to...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-05-2007
Replies: 5,607
Views: 989,049
Posted By BJ Bignell
Yeah, it looks real good. I like how the black...

Yeah, it looks real good. I like how the black CV lenses brass as the paint wears off. Too bad the Bessa R just shows the ugly white plastic when you bang it up!
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 04-05-2007
Replies: 295
Views: 34,896
Posted By BJ Bignell
"What? Me? No, I wasn't staring! I was just,...

"What? Me? No, I wasn't staring! I was just, uh, ... Jealous, what? I, uh, I don't know what you're talking about."

http://www.bjandjo.ca/gallery/images/cameraandcoffee/cp02.jpg
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-05-2007
Replies: 5,607
Views: 989,049
Posted By BJ Bignell
My humble contribution... Normally, a mug that...

My humble contribution... Normally, a mug that says "Frohe Weihnachten" would be out of season for April 5th, but with all the snow that fell over the last day, it seems appropriate!

Technical...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-02-2007
Replies: 19
Views: 1,777
Posted By BJ Bignell
Elliott Erwitt's Handbook...

Elliott Erwitt's Handbook (http://www.quantucklanepress.com/catalog/book.php?bkID=13)
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-28-2007
Replies: 36
Views: 3,787
Posted By BJ Bignell
One thing to be learned from this: Cut out the...

One thing to be learned from this: Cut out the middleman (or middlewoman, in this case).

Once you found that they were going to be published, you should have asked for the newspaper people to...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-27-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 1,077
Posted By BJ Bignell
If the DD-X is yellowed, but not too dark, it...

If the DD-X is yellowed, but not too dark, it should be fine. If it has turned a strong yellow-orange colour, bin it and get a new bottle. Based on the age, I would add 30 seconds "just in case". ...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-17-2007
Replies: 18
Views: 1,026
Posted By BJ Bignell
The only problem I've ever had with flying was...

The only problem I've ever had with flying was that the rear element of my Nokton 50 unscrewed itself on a transatlantic flight. Luckily, when I changed lenses I had the camera pointing up, so the...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-15-2007
Replies: 33
Views: 2,121
Posted By BJ Bignell
It was my fault: I was mucking about with the...

It was my fault: I was mucking about with the folder permission on the server.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-15-2007
Replies: 33
Views: 2,121
Posted By BJ Bignell
Giant's Causeway, Northern...

Giant's Causeway, Northern Ireland

http://www.bjandjo.ca/gallery/images/NI/giantscauseway01-websmall.jpg

http://www.bjandjo.ca/gallery/images/NI/giantscauseway02-websmall.jpg
Forum: RFF Polls 03-12-2007
Replies: 68
Views: 9,604
Posted By BJ Bignell
I shoot mostly with b&w film now, as that's what...

I shoot mostly with b&w film now, as that's what I have in all of the cameras that I actively use. Today was an exception; I went for a four hour walk and shot three rolls of Kodak Gold 200. It was...
Forum: Off Topic 03-08-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 662
Posted By BJ Bignell
There were some funny shots in there, and some...

There were some funny shots in there, and some strange things, too. I think I laughed hardest at the guy in bed, snuggling the giant zoom lens.

Just a warning to everyone else: Not all of the...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 03-06-2007
Replies: 19
Views: 1,441
Posted By BJ Bignell
Good to hear. Seems like Ilford is doing decent...

Good to hear. Seems like Ilford is doing decent business, if they're able to re-introduce it.

I have a roll over on the bookshelf that is easily 18 months old, and I just can't seem to find a use...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 03-02-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 2,133
Posted By BJ Bignell
I use GIMP, but have had considerably less...

I use GIMP, but have had considerably less success than I had in the past with Photoshop. To put it in plain words: I just don't use USM anymore, because I can't get the results I want.

Is there...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-02-2007
Replies: 178
Views: 25,061
Posted By BJ Bignell
She might get along very well with my wife! The...

She might get along very well with my wife! The first thing she did when she discovered the macro mode on her p&s was to jam it ridiculously up-close to every interesting object she walked past. ...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-27-2007
Replies: 21
Views: 1,956
Posted By BJ Bignell
This topic seems to be popular, as it recurs...

This topic seems to be popular, as it recurs fairly regularly both here and on p.net. While I haven't tried it myself - right now, I have too many films to develop that I don't want to risk - I have...
Forum: Olympus RF 02-23-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 1,761
Posted By BJ Bignell
XA - first pictures developed

I've had the XA since November, but just finally dev'ed some photos; they're hanging to dry right now. First impression is good; the negs look dense enough, and at 24x36mm, all those little details...
Forum: Off Topic 02-23-2007
Replies: 88
Views: 3,834
Posted By BJ Bignell
Yeah, we don't identify cars by their generation,...

Yeah, we don't identify cars by their generation, but by the year. I guess it's because they're new each year (even if only cosmetically). Perhaps this also panders to a materialistic urge to have...
Forum: Off Topic 02-23-2007
Replies: 88
Views: 3,834
Posted By BJ Bignell
I've owned a few vehicles in my time, but I'm not...

I've owned a few vehicles in my time, but I'm not sure what they could tell you about me...
1979 Chevy Pickup, dark blue, 350ci w/4-barrel carbs
1989 Dodge Aries sedan, silver, w/ the bulletproof...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 02-19-2007
Replies: 160
Views: 23,845
Posted By BJ Bignell
I am also a fan of the wet darkroom. I love...

I am also a fan of the wet darkroom. I love knowing that I've just created an image from start to finish. Photography for me is about the process as much as it is about the art.
Forum: RFF Polls 02-17-2007
Replies: 127
Views: 5,578
Posted By BJ Bignell
It's been almost a week now for me, but that's...

It's been almost a week now for me, but that's not so bad by my standards. However, I just might take a few in the next hour or so; Schipol airport is a busy place, and maybe I'll find something...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 02-07-2007
Replies: 26
Views: 2,621
Posted By BJ Bignell
Tom, I'm curious to see this picture... Perhaps...

Tom, I'm curious to see this picture... Perhaps you can put it online somewhere, and then just post the link?
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 02-07-2007
Replies: 26
Views: 2,621
Posted By BJ Bignell
Gabriel, this was a hip shot, and I think this...

Gabriel, this was a hip shot, and I think this photo was just blind luck: the foot, the motion, composition, everything. Maybe I was concious of what I wanted, and in the end that made a difference,...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 02-02-2007
Replies: 26
Views: 2,621
Posted By BJ Bignell
I'll start my comments with a disclaimer about...

I'll start my comments with a disclaimer about Joe's picture:Joe: Technically, the photograph appears to be excellent. The tones are well represented on my monitor, and you've obviously done a good...
Forum: Off Topic 02-01-2007
Replies: 97
Views: 3,555
Posted By BJ Bignell
When my wife and I were in Paris, people often...

When my wife and I were in Paris, people often responded to her Quebecois accent by speaking in English. :rolleyes: In the rest of France, however, her accent was accepted.
Forum: Off Topic 02-01-2007
Replies: 97
Views: 3,555
Posted By BJ Bignell
I have started to curse both in English, and in...

I have started to curse both in English, and in Quebecois French (not necessarily the same as cursing in International French or "France" French). My francophone wife doesn't seem to notice at all...
Forum: Off Topic 02-01-2007
Replies: 97
Views: 3,555
Posted By BJ Bignell
I'm a native English speaker, and am currently...

I'm a native English speaker, and am currently working on my French language skills. My comprehension in French is quite good, but my apprehension towards speaking in front of others is definitely...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 02-01-2007
Replies: 26
Views: 2,621
Posted By BJ Bignell
Since we seem to have everyone we need (and maybe...

Since we seem to have everyone we need (and maybe more), I'll put myself up for sacrifice first!


The only information I will give about my photo is this: It was shot on Provia 100F, and despite...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 02-01-2007
Replies: 26
Views: 2,621
Posted By BJ Bignell
Me too, please!

Me too, please!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-23-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 900
Posted By BJ Bignell
Send a PM or email to one of our...

Send a PM or email to one of our moderators:

back alley (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/member.php?u=11)
rover (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/member.php?u=15)
Kim Coxon...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-23-2007
Replies: 47
Views: 7,092
Posted By BJ Bignell
Sweet Jeezus! Do you think he can make a silver...

Sweet Jeezus! Do you think he can make a silver Bessa R look that good? :D
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 01-23-2007
Replies: 197
Views: 71,640
Posted By BJ Bignell
One of the strap lugs on my silver Bessa is...

One of the strap lugs on my silver Bessa is starting to get loose; it wiggles a fair amount, so I no longer trust it. The lug seems to be anchored in place, but I just don't want to take a chance. ...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-23-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 771
Posted By BJ Bignell
Indeed. Since times are a bit tight right now, I...

Indeed. Since times are a bit tight right now, I agreed to let her make payments. I was of course, willing to be flexible with the payment scheme, but she wouldn't hear it. Cash only, it seems,...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-22-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 771
Posted By BJ Bignell
A nice surprise

Just the other day, I decided to sell my silver Bessa R. I purchased it for last year's big Europe trip as the "colour body", but no longer use it much. I could use the cash now, and eventually I...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 01-22-2007
Replies: 59
Views: 2,546
Posted By BJ Bignell
Honestly, if you just want to change your silver...

Honestly, if you just want to change your silver lens for a black version of the same (or something similar), what's the problem? Sure it's vain, but it probably won't cost much and it'll make you...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 01-18-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 1,427
Posted By BJ Bignell
If you can do that, why not? Only thing is,...

If you can do that, why not? Only thing is, you'll have to go through all of the old threads, and sort them. ;)

Ummm, not that, please. I didn't know which conference I was in when I lived in...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 01-18-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 1,427
Posted By BJ Bignell
No Dave, no. :rolleyes: Everyone in Canada...

No Dave, no. :rolleyes:

Everyone in Canada knows that Toronto is NOT the centre of the known Universe. However, everyone in Toronto believes otherwise; perhaps there's something in the water, a...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 01-18-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 1,427
Posted By BJ Bignell
Canada Toronto area club

Can we please have the "Canada Toronto area club" forum renamed? I think it's time to accept that Canada is larger (much larger!) than just Toronto... ;)

I think "Canada" would be an appropriate...
Forum: RFF News 01-18-2007
Replies: 140
Views: 13,697
Posted By BJ Bignell
Thank you, Jorge, for finding a way to keep the...

Thank you, Jorge, for finding a way to keep the site alive. I think there would have been some sad folks if you had been forced to close us down! And thanks to Stephen for taking the lead.

I guess...
Forum: RFF News 01-18-2007
Replies: 162
Views: 11,643
Posted By BJ Bignell
<cue 'breaking news' music> In other news today,...

<cue 'breaking news' music>

In other news today, a popular website at www.rangefinderforum.com - commonly known as RFF - has closed it's virtual doors.

Official comment from the website operators...
Forum: RFF News 01-18-2007
Replies: 162
Views: 11,643
Posted By BJ Bignell
A serious guess: Digital rangefinder with 1:1...

A serious guess:

Digital rangefinder with 1:1 VF (à la R3a) from our friends in Japan, Mr. Kobayashi and Cosina-Voigtländer.
Forum: RFF News 01-18-2007
Replies: 162
Views: 11,643
Posted By BJ Bignell
I said, "Please stop!"

I said, "Please stop!"
Forum: RFF News 01-18-2007
Replies: 162
Views: 11,643
Posted By BJ Bignell
Everyone who has signed up under their real name...

Everyone who has signed up under their real name (like me :D) will get a free camera and lens of their choice, no limit on price. Is that it? Please????
Forum: RFF News 01-18-2007
Replies: 162
Views: 11,643
Posted By BJ Bignell
Jorge is going to create a new forum called...

Jorge is going to create a new forum called "Cat/No Cat" where we can post pictures of our pets, and not be chastised or shouted down. I've been waiting for this from day one!


Also, there seems to...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-16-2007
Replies: 69
Views: 4,845
Posted By BJ Bignell
I love that type of swirly bokeh. I wish I had a...

I love that type of swirly bokeh. I wish I had a lens that did the same...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-12-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 676
Posted By BJ Bignell
The site is very clean and simple, which is...

The site is very clean and simple, which is refreshing, but I do have some comments:

1) I feel that the front page promises something that isn't always available.

For example: When I hover over...
Forum: Off Topic 01-12-2007
Replies: 90
Views: 4,707
Posted By BJ Bignell
A bit of a long one, one of the many bad jokes my...

A bit of a long one, one of the many bad jokes my step-dad likes to tell:


Jesus, a priest, and an old man are playing golf together. The priest tees off first, and makes a very respectable shot...
Forum: Off Topic 01-11-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 1,110
Posted By BJ Bignell
I can't wait to see that James Cameron commercial...

I can't wait to see that James Cameron commercial with Celine Dion on a unicorn in a field of baby animals under a blue sky. Bring on the schmaltz!
Forum: Off Topic 01-11-2007
Replies: 34
Views: 1,306
Posted By BJ Bignell
I'm going to celebrate by signing up...

I'm going to celebrate by signing up again.
Double my membership = double my celebration!

:D
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-08-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 1,342
Posted By BJ Bignell
At the risk of sounding like a smartass: Why not...

At the risk of sounding like a smartass: Why not document the state of the system before you change it? You could write it on a scrap of paper, or even save a screenshot of the preferences dialog...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-06-2007
Replies: 35
Views: 2,373
Posted By BJ Bignell
I spent almost four hours in the darkroom today. ...

I spent almost four hours in the darkroom today. Mangaged to develop four ancient rolls of Delta 100 (in DD-X) and get five decent prints before I ran out of time.

Does it always take that long,...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 01-06-2007
Replies: 52
Views: 3,859
Posted By BJ Bignell
Good luck! I was watching a DVD last night, and...

Good luck! I was watching a DVD last night, and got a good idea for a single light source; the only trick now (besides finding someone to sit for the portrait) is to somehow make/find a similar...
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 01-05-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 2,175
Posted By BJ Bignell
The Wikipedia article on Bayer filters...

The Wikipedia article on Bayer filters (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bayer_filter) states:I suspect that removing half of the green filters will have a considerable effect on the image processing...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-05-2007
Replies: 104
Views: 5,104
Posted By BJ Bignell
I recently started considering buying a new iMac,...

I recently started considering buying a new iMac, as I could dual-boot it to XP for work (no choice there, I'm afraid) and then run OSX for my personal time.

What I strongly suggest is that you...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 01-03-2007
Replies: 2,236
Sticky: User Feedback
Views: 253,797
Posted By BJ Bignell
User: rover Comment: Sold a good book at a good...

User: rover
Comment: Sold a good book at a good price. Thanks!
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 01-01-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 1,109
Posted By BJ Bignell
Was that at Fringe? I remember seeing those two...

Was that at Fringe? I remember seeing those two dancers this summer, and honestly, they creep me out a bit...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 12-31-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 908
Posted By BJ Bignell
Here's a little list to get you started. There...

Here's a little list to get you started. There are likely many more options...

Montreal:
L.L. Lozeau - http://www.lozeau.com
Leica Boutique - http://www.leicaboutique.com

Calgary:
The Camera Store...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 12-31-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 908
Posted By BJ Bignell
Have you tried calling any of the big camera...

Have you tried calling any of the big camera stores in Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Calgary, etc? They may have one or two, or at the very least be able to bring one in. Whether or not you'll like...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 12-31-2006
Replies: 52
Views: 3,859
Posted By BJ Bignell
Oh, I also meant to say, "I'm in." One a...

Oh, I also meant to say, "I'm in."

One a month, you say? I should be able to fail miserably at that... :bang: More often, and it'd just be depressing! :D
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 12-31-2006
Replies: 52
Views: 3,859
Posted By BJ Bignell
What's an "appropriate rangefinder" for...

What's an "appropriate rangefinder" for portraits? I mean, you have a rangefinder with a lens on it, right? Portraits don't have to be taken with teles; wide-angle portraits can be interesting,...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 12-29-2006
Replies: 50
Views: 3,023
Posted By BJ Bignell
I think in the case of this photo, I would have...

I think in the case of this photo, I would have focussed on the closest part of the object. You were obviously quite close, so d.o.f. is an issue; if I were to take the same picture, I would want to...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 12-29-2006
Replies: 50
Views: 3,023
Posted By BJ Bignell
I haven't read all of the reponses thus far, so...

I haven't read all of the reponses thus far, so forgive me if I repeat something that's been said...

I like the simplicity of the photo, and of the tones. The photo is really well separated into...
Forum: Off Topic 12-27-2006
Replies: 96
Views: 3,717
Posted By BJ Bignell
Yes, it will be necessary to swim. And, who said...

Yes, it will be necessary to swim. And, who said you were getting the couch? Hardwood floor not good enough for you?
Forum: Off Topic 12-27-2006
Replies: 96
Views: 3,717
Posted By BJ Bignell
I live on an island in the middle of a very large...

I live on an island in the middle of a very large river: click here...
Forum: RFF Polls 12-27-2006
Replies: 117
Views: 9,641
Posted By BJ Bignell
I won't vote for a favourite, because I don't...

I won't vote for a favourite, because I don't think I really know.

However, I do know that with a 50mm lens at close focus distances, I use f/4 & f/5.6 a lot, to restrain - without completely...
Forum: Off Topic 12-24-2006
Replies: 30
Views: 1,785
Posted By BJ Bignell
I can't believe that they wanted 4.12. and 6 just...

I can't believe that they wanted 4.12. and 6 just for the leather case... What a rip-off!



;)

Great ad, though. It's obvious that the ad pokes a bit of fun at itself, too, with the dapper chap...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-24-2006
Replies: 109
Views: 7,013
Posted By BJ Bignell
I don't have much intelligent to add to this...

I don't have much intelligent to add to this thread right now, but I found it interesting, and fun to read thus far. So, my 2 cents:

I find one solution proposed by jlw - to have a...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-21-2006
Replies: 26
Views: 1,402
Posted By BJ Bignell
I don't name my cameras, and - with one special...

I don't name my cameras, and - with one special exception - I've never named any of the six cars I've owned.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-20-2006
Replies: 22
Views: 1,595
Posted By BJ Bignell
Since I haven't uploaded pics in a long time, I...

Since I haven't uploaded pics in a long time, I never pay attention to these threads. But this morning, I thought, "Why not??" :o

Thanks for the mentions, guys.
Forum: Off Topic 12-19-2006
Replies: 19
Views: 881
Posted By BJ Bignell
The official German embassy website for China is...

The official German embassy website for China is Deutschebotschaft-China.org (http://www.deutschebotschaft-china.org/cn/home/index.html). They won't charge you anything for the information you need,...
Forum: Off Topic 12-19-2006
Replies: 19
Views: 881
Posted By BJ Bignell
Write a letter to, or call, the local Embassies...

Write a letter to, or call, the local Embassies of the countries you are planning to visit, and ask them specifically what the entry/travel rules are for yourself and your girlfriend. At the very...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-19-2006
Replies: 8
Views: 977
Posted By BJ Bignell
I had a K-car, a Dodge Aries to be exact; it...

I had a K-car, a Dodge Aries to be exact; it looked very much like the car in this funny Dodge Aries Commercial (http://www.break.com/index/dodge88.html) (also available on YouTube...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-19-2006
Replies: 8
Views: 977
Posted By BJ Bignell
Perhaps the total value is slightly skewed by the...

Perhaps the total value is slightly skewed by the asking price for this item (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/photopost-classifieds/showproduct.php?product=1328&cat=3)?
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 12-17-2006
Replies: 41
Views: 1,770
Posted By BJ Bignell
Is that the sound of someone shooting themself in...

Is that the sound of someone shooting themself in the foot? :D
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-16-2006
Replies: 15
Views: 1,279
Posted By BJ Bignell
I'm definitely interested in going to China, but...

I'm definitely interested in going to China, but being interested and being available are two different things. If you only ask people about their interest, you'll just get a lot of "Yes, but..."...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-16-2006
Replies: 61
Views: 3,635
Posted By BJ Bignell
Black Forest, Southern Germany, June 2006

Black Forest, Southern Germany, June 2006
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-16-2006
Replies: 131
Views: 12,861
Posted By BJ Bignell
All three from Montreal, in September 2005.

All three from Montreal, in September 2005.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 12-15-2006
Replies: 43
Views: 2,200
Posted By BJ Bignell
For Ilford Delta 3200, yes this is true, because...

For Ilford Delta 3200, yes this is true, because it was designed to push and give you incredible speed. But with some other films, they may work better for you at a lower ISO than is printed on the...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 12-15-2006
Replies: 43
Views: 2,200
Posted By BJ Bignell
An important detail to understand about all of...

An important detail to understand about all of Ilford's traditional b&w films is that none of the box speeds (400, 125, 3200) are true ISO-standard speeds. They are speeds based on empirical testing...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 12-15-2006
Replies: 43
Views: 2,200
Posted By BJ Bignell
I've used Delta 3200 with good success in DD-X. ...

I've used Delta 3200 with good success in DD-X. Like Allan said, it's best to "over-develop" it, using the times for 3200 when shot at 1600, or 6400 when shot at 3200.

Some time ago, I posted...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 12-15-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 724
Posted By BJ Bignell
Oh, and I also wanted to complement you on the...

Oh, and I also wanted to complement you on the portrait of your friend. An interesting photograph, and an excellent capture, under difficult conditions.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 12-15-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 724
Posted By BJ Bignell
That's nothing! I'm guessing you've never seen...

That's nothing! I'm guessing you've never seen the topless version of Aida, filmed by the Swedes in 1987? Now that is good opera! ;) :D
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-11-2006
Replies: 150
Views: 11,388
Posted By BJ Bignell
More or less in chronological order: 110 camera...

More or less in chronological order:

110 camera (still have it, with a roll of partially exposed film inside that is 12-15 years old)
Minolta zoom p&s (died when dropped on a tile floor at a...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 12-10-2006
Replies: 16
Views: 1,060
Posted By BJ Bignell
With the scanner I have, you are guaranteed to...

With the scanner I have, you are guaranteed to lose a lot of detail!

The real print looks quite nice for a first effort, although I'm not sure I'm a huge fan of the glossy paper. It's old paper,...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 12-10-2006
Replies: 16
Views: 1,060
Posted By BJ Bignell
I've uploaded the first print to my gallery: ...

I've uploaded the first print to my gallery: click here (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=50983&cat=4805). Print details are included.

I'm not happy with the...
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