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Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-25-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 456
Posted By kevin_v
Thanks for the rapid responses! This might be...

Thanks for the rapid responses!



This might be it. I loaded it emulsion-side out this time because I had just taken it out of the camera and I find getting the film onto the reel easier when I'm...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-25-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 456
Posted By kevin_v
Question Help: opaque milky streaks on edge of 35mm B+W

Hi folks,

I developed a roll of HP5+ this evening and found something unfamiliar when I pulled the film from the reel.

https://i.imgur.com/B3qVsAd.jpg

As you can see in the image, there's some...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 09-12-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 9,563
Posted By kevin_v
I'll add another data point to this thread. I...

I'll add another data point to this thread. I tried the Zeiss ZM 18mm f/4 on my Z6. While it vignettes like crazy, especially wide open, I didn't notice any color shifting and even under close...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-12-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 952
Posted By kevin_v
I got the Zeiss 18mm finder in today. I was...

I got the Zeiss 18mm finder in today. I was pleased to find that the frame lines (but not beyond) are comfortably visible for me when wearing glasses. (I'd estimate the distance from the front of my...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-04-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 952
Posted By kevin_v
Thanks for the responses everyone. I guess at...

Thanks for the responses everyone. I guess at this point, I've got to try it for myself. I put in orders for the lens and the finder. I'll try to be a good internet citizen and remember to post back...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-03-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 952
Posted By kevin_v
Yeah. I'd probably have just gone with the 4.5 if...

Yeah. I'd probably have just gone with the 4.5 if it weren't for the poor digital performance. I guess I discounted the 2.8 in comparison, but thanks for the reminder to look into that one more...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-03-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 952
Posted By kevin_v
Zeiss ZM 18mm F4 + Finder with glasses

Im mostly a >= 50mm lens shooter on 35mm, but recently Ive been shooting more landscapes and have realized I want a (much) wider lens for when I want an extreme FOV. Ive been looking at the ZM...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-24-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 2,051
Posted By kevin_v
Jumping off of Keith's comment, I just scanned a...

Jumping off of Keith's comment, I just scanned a roll that I developed in HC-110 Dil H, and I'm quite happy with the results, specifically w.r.t....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-03-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 1,595
Posted By kevin_v
Thanks mudhaus. What's the furthest distance it...

Thanks mudhaus. What's the furthest distance it can focus with the SOMKY? I imagine that it isn't infinity.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-01-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 1,595
Posted By kevin_v
Thinking about a SOOKY-M, Questions

Hello all,

I've recently re-stumbled upon the existence of Leica M close-focusing adapters. Having a collapsible Summicron that I like and occasionally wishing that I could focus a bit closer with...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 07-31-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 922
Posted By kevin_v
Exposing Paper, Fixing, No Developer

Hi, I noticed (and I'm sure it's nothing new) that photo paper when exposed to sufficient amounts of light will darken (pink/red/purple) and, if put in fixer without developer or stop, will stay like...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-06-2013
Replies: 94
Views: 8,994
Posted By kevin_v
On Thursday, I took my F3 out to a bridge and set...

On Thursday, I took my F3 out to a bridge and set it up on a tripod hoping to get a few long exposures of the fireworks. There was a lady who asked me if I were a professional – I replied that I was...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-02-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 1,606
Posted By kevin_v
If I recall correctly, installing the version of...

If I recall correctly, installing the version of Silverfast that comes with your scanner will install the drivers for OS X. A note: install the latest version from the plustek website after...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-28-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 1,900
Posted By kevin_v
Actually, no. Anything that you treat as (push)...

Actually, no. Anything that you treat as (push) above ISO 400 is at risk even if the film wasn't designed for above ISO 400.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 06-23-2012
Replies: 2,611
Views: 653,066
Posted By kevin_v
Off the bike path in rural Minnesota you find...

Off the bike path in rural Minnesota you find cows.

http://i.imgur.com/3Dje3.jpg
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 06-23-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 1,974
Posted By kevin_v
A couple things: About the grey square above your...

A couple things:
About the grey square above your name, I'd like to politely disagree with Lauffray; I think it adds a good balance to the theme. If it weren't there, you'd lose some solidity in that...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-22-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 2,422
Posted By kevin_v
Yeah... tried that. Didn't work. Thanks though.

Yeah... tried that. Didn't work. Thanks though.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-22-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 2,422
Posted By kevin_v
I managed to manually release the breech ring,...

I managed to manually release the breech ring, however neither of the levers sticking out the back do anything even once it's turned – I think one's related to AE, but the other...

Well, anyway,...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-21-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 2,422
Posted By kevin_v
Albinar Canon FD - trigger aperture blades?

Hello everyone. I picked up a lens at the Salvo this afternoon. It's an "Albinar ADG 28mm 1:2.8 macro" for the Canon FD mount. Glass looks clean, but I can't figure out for the life of me how to...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-21-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,019
Posted By kevin_v
Your pic is a little blurry, but it looks like...

Your pic is a little blurry, but it looks like there are little spots on the inside surface of the metal barrel. Look really closely. If that's the case, I certainly hope that's benign (because I've...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-20-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 703
Posted By kevin_v
If you really are leaning on the Summicron-C...

If you really are leaning on the Summicron-C (which is 40mm, though, right? not 50mm?), there might be a potentially inexpensive solution, albiet a not-so-elegant one, to the filter problem. If...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 06-20-2012
Replies: 42
Views: 16,560
Posted By kevin_v
Could you offer any examples? (Of the 40 and the...

Could you offer any examples? (Of the 40 and the 90 or 28) Could it be high resolution, low acutance?
Forum: Photo Software 06-20-2012
Replies: 41
Views: 6,060
Posted By kevin_v
Not trying to get too off topic, but, actually,...

Not trying to get too off topic, but, actually, in many large software design projects, there will be a designer or team of designers that draw up the UI. Generally, they specialize in Human-Computer...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-19-2012
Replies: 163
Poll: M6 vs M3
Views: 36,800
Posted By kevin_v
I'd like an M6 (classic), but I don't think I'd...

I'd like an M6 (classic), but I don't think I'd give up my M3 for it... so I'm going to vote M3. But yes, segedi is right. Lenses generally matter more.
Forum: Photo Software 06-15-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,333
Posted By kevin_v
You could also select the portion you want to...

You could also select the portion you want to keep. Invert the selection, then delete and bucket fill the now selected spaces with black. I guess there are a lot of ways to do this.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-15-2012
Replies: 4,701
Views: 1,331,531
Posted By kevin_v
http://i.imgur.com/NqR7v.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/NqR7v.jpg
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 06-14-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1,763
Posted By kevin_v
Here's a shot of it (attached). [Please excuse...

Here's a shot of it (attached). [Please excuse the crappy cellphone shot; the X100's the only proper digital camera I have.]
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 06-13-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1,763
Posted By kevin_v
Green-yellow ring on front element (X100)

Hey everyone. I've been using the X100 for a few weeks now, and it been working great. However, I've noticed a thin green-yellow ring around what appears to be the second frontmost lens element. I...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-09-2012
Replies: 7,562
Views: 3,888,313
Posted By kevin_v
Oh, they're just strips of an old t-shirt. The...

Oh, they're just strips of an old t-shirt. The strap came with the camera. It works fine, but the strap-loop-things were metal, so I wrapped them to prevent them from marring the chrome just a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-09-2012
Replies: 36
Views: 4,006
Posted By kevin_v
Call me a stickler, but there can only be one....

Call me a stickler, but there can only be one. For me (for now): M3 DS. I thought it might get close after I got the X100... but no – I clearly love one more.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-09-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1,442
Posted By kevin_v
Not looking at any numbers or technical...

Not looking at any numbers or technical specifications, I'm not going to say definitively "no." That being said, I'm strongly inclined to doubt it. SLRs generally require special retro-focus lens...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-09-2012
Replies: 7,562
Views: 3,888,313
Posted By kevin_v
After seeing all of these beautiful specimens,...

After seeing all of these beautiful specimens, mine seems almost ... plain in comparison... but only in comparison. ;)

http://i.imgur.com/16Hkn.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-07-2012
Replies: 113
Views: 33,587
Posted By kevin_v
I have a collapsible summicron – though not at...

I have a collapsible summicron – though not at all pristine on the front element. It can be pretty sharp; I've found there's a sweet spot around f/4-5.6 (at least in my particular sample). Your lens...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-03-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 2,116
Posted By kevin_v
Yes, yes, I know. I made sure to take care of...

Yes, yes, I know. I made sure to take care of myself before bothering about my camera... Thank you, though.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-03-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 2,116
Posted By kevin_v
Thank you for asking... currently, I have two...

Thank you for asking... currently, I have two pieces of tissue paper rolled up in my nose (one started shortly after the other stopped), but I think they've both stopped. Yesterday, I somehow coughed...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-03-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 2,116
Posted By kevin_v
Blood in my Camera...

So... I had a sudden nosebleed with my M3 around my neck, and a drop fell around the shutter release. Some of it got in and around the space between the release and collar. I cleaned it up as well as...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 04-06-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 2,791
Posted By kevin_v
Post Testing an SX-70 sans film?

I recently acquired a Polaroid SX-70 (the folding kind, not the plastic fixed shaped ones) and it appears to be in good condition. However, I don't actually know if it works. Being that getting film...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-01-2012
Replies: 1
Views: 1,041
Posted By kevin_v
The D800E was announced to be released in...

The D800E was announced to be released in mid-April. It is my understanding that the DX format is primarily for use with Nikon DX lenses, so you'd only be capturing a cropped portion of the sensor.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-25-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 1,499
Posted By kevin_v
Nice choice. KEH has a handful of QL17's here...

Nice choice. KEH has a handful of QL17's here (http://www.keh.com/Camera/format-35mm/system-Canon-Manual-Focus/category-Fixed-Lens-Cameras?s=1&bcode=CA&ccode=4&cc=80153&r=WG&f), however, the only one...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-25-2012
Replies: 169
Views: 17,422
Posted By kevin_v
In no particular order: 1. It gives me a break...

In no particular order:
1. It gives me a break from my usual business messing with computers.
2. There's something special about being able to hold a negative/positive transparency – perhaps a sense...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-25-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 1,431
Posted By kevin_v
And I haven't even had breakfast yet...

And I haven't even had breakfast yet...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-24-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 1,499
Posted By kevin_v
keytarjunkie is in many ways right. Leica...

keytarjunkie is in many ways right. Leica screwmounts are beautiful jewels when nice, but if the shop is asking $300-800 for just the body, you'll end up with a crappy combo given your budget....
Forum: RFF Imagery Promo 03-24-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 6,545
Posted By kevin_v
These are very nice. There's really a feeling of...

These are very nice. There's really a feeling of presence. I especially like 14. (Also a beginner – haven't quite found a project myself, though)
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-24-2012
Replies: 119
Views: 10,004
Posted By kevin_v
The OP shared his under the creative commons...

The OP shared his under the creative commons variation "Attribution-ShareAlike." For those who are opposed to commercial use, I'd like to point out there is the variation...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-24-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 2,001
Posted By kevin_v
That first one is lovely! But it's always been...

That first one is lovely! But it's always been the yellow-green range of Ektar that just puts me at unease. Though, maybe I'll give Ektar another shot... (npi)
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-24-2012
Replies: 119
Views: 10,004
Posted By kevin_v
I think this is great. Open-source is a beautiful...

I think this is great. Open-source is a beautiful thing. As far as the criticism goes, the OP didn't intend to make an money from these; it was his way of giving back to the community, an admirable...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-24-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,155
Posted By kevin_v
I would suggest both a yellow and a UV. A yellow...

I would suggest both a yellow and a UV. A yellow is common for black and white, for example, to tone down a bright blue sky. The UV will be useful for the times when you use color to protect the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-24-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 2,001
Posted By kevin_v
I haven't found a C-41 that really shouts color...

I haven't found a C-41 that really shouts color accuracy – like Brian said, slides are for that. However, I'm partial to Portra, because the color I get from it just seems more dynamic; Ektar makes...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 03-23-2012
Replies: 32
Views: 5,248
Posted By kevin_v
Sunny f/8?

So, you know that rule for guessing exposure, the Sunny f/16 rule which states on a bright, sunny day, at f/16, your shutter speed should be 1 over your ISO? Well, it may be just me, but on sunny...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-19-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 783
Posted By kevin_v
In my experience, straps that are meant to be...

In my experience, straps that are meant to be easily unlatched tend to unlatch themselves in mysterious ways. I'd get a different strap...

(I would guess that if you twisted and pulled the end in...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-18-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 1,053
Posted By kevin_v
Anyone have any experience with visos and...

Anyone have any experience with visos and collapsibles such as the 50 coll-summicron?
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-18-2012
Replies: 1,589
Views: 203,858
Posted By kevin_v
Ektar 100, A dog hanging out by a trailer in the...

Ektar 100, A dog hanging out by a trailer in the park
http://i.imgur.com/zZAdy.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-17-2012
Replies: 4,701
Views: 1,331,531
Posted By kevin_v
Pan F+ @50, Ilfosol 3 http://i.imgur.com/fGxJg.jpg

Pan F+ @50, Ilfosol 3
http://i.imgur.com/fGxJg.jpg
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-16-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,420
Posted By kevin_v
I've never done it myself, but it seems to be...

I've never done it myself, but it seems to be fairly easy – at least in the case of the M2-M5 (http://leica.nemeng.com/034b.shtml). Good luck.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-15-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 5,595
Posted By kevin_v
When shooting at a sensitivity that differs from...

When shooting at a sensitivity that differs from that indicated on the package, you shoot and develop at this new ISO. So you should shoot as if you were using 800 and the lab would need to develop...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-13-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1,423
Posted By kevin_v
Viewing black and white negatives as positives?

I was looking at some drying negatives last night in a dark bathroom with a flashlight, and I found that, by shining the light on the back of the film, the crystals reflected white while the gelatin...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-13-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 840
Posted By kevin_v
Well, if the lenses and films were varied, given...

Well, if the lenses and films were varied, given that the artifact appears to be identical in shape, I'd look at the camera first; it might be a sort of light leak or something reflecting light on...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-29-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,254
Posted By kevin_v
As noted, the feel and tone of the site is very...

As noted, the feel and tone of the site is very nice and welcoming, however, as segedi said, the logo's really large. I'm sitting at a 13" screen with a browser window approximated filling 80% of it...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-27-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 1,646
Posted By kevin_v
Have you tried making one with teeth? I made...

Have you tried making one with teeth? I made something like this (http://filmisback.blogspot.com/2011/06/diy-film-retriever.html). It took a bit of finagling at first, but if I need to use it, I can.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-27-2012
Replies: 40
Views: 4,371
Posted By kevin_v
Doesn't Voigtlander have the 28mm f/2 Ultron ? -...

Doesn't Voigtlander have the 28mm f/2 Ultron ? - not exorbitantly expensive. With a 1.33 crop factor you get ~35 mm FOV. This is of course assuming the OP didn't consider the crop factor to begin...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-27-2012
Replies: 48
Views: 4,389
Posted By kevin_v
I'm rather young, but I'm not terribly worried...

I'm rather young, but I'm not terribly worried about lack of repairability in the future. As mentioned mechanical cameras aren't quite rocket-science. They're complex, but I would suspect that a...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-27-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 1,646
Posted By kevin_v
I do that. I have an M3 so the film requires a...

I do that. I have an M3 so the film requires a strong tug to get itself out of the film spool and it also clicks as the end of the film hits the frame gate. Just because I'm paranoid though, I roll...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-16-2012
Replies: 43
Views: 5,607
Posted By kevin_v
I was wondering: what happens if the camera runs...

I was wondering: what happens if the camera runs out of battery mid-exposure? That happened once to me with an OM-PC once. How do M7/M5/CL's handle this?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-16-2012
Replies: 43
Views: 5,607
Posted By kevin_v
Also, especially if you already have an M, it's...

Also, especially if you already have an M, it's worth noting that the M7 has the larger 'backwards' shutter speed dial.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-16-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 1,791
Posted By kevin_v
Just a small note about the rewind method: The OP...

Just a small note about the rewind method:
The OP indicated that he would be using an M3 which (unless it's been augmented) uses that removable spool. In my experience, one needs a significantly...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-21-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,211
Posted By kevin_v
Thanks everyone! I'm really glad this first post...

Thanks everyone! I'm really glad this first post has been a good experience. I'll make the suggested changes and check back if things go awry again nevertheless.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-21-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,211
Posted By kevin_v
First Time Developing, Mineral Deposits

Hello everyone. I've been lurking about the forums for a couple months, never really posting until now. I developed my first two rolls of film a couple days ago. It all went quite magically well with...
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