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Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 08-31-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 3,514
Posted By Laurence
Cool I don't know about wonderful greens Paul, but...

I don't know about wonderful greens Paul, but yeah I'm the same guy
from mfl. However, I DO have webbed feet from all that rain forest
walking around.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 08-31-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 3,514
Posted By Laurence
Hello Koven: The first day I had the X100, I went...

Hello Koven: The first day I had the X100, I went to the local woods
and included shots from the three modes (Astia, Provia, and Velvia - left
to right).

I'll have to use this function more to get...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 08-26-2011
Replies: 2,611
Views: 651,964
Posted By Laurence
Gorgeous. Really catches the eye. A unique shot...

Gorgeous. Really catches the eye. A unique shot that makes me look.
Forum: Yashica RF 06-11-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 778
Posted By Laurence
Interior Range, British Columbia

In the interior coast ranges of British Columbia.
Near the Monarch Icefield. Image from camp.
The Yashica Electro was my "back-up" camera,
but ended up using it about 30% of the time.

Yashica...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-11-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 1,640
Posted By Laurence
Wow, thanks for the nice reply Dave! That Solinar...

Wow, thanks for the nice reply Dave! That Solinar lens sure holds its own
with the more modern lenses. I am not sure, but I think the Solinar is a
Tessar-type design. Of course, I've replaced K64...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-11-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 1,242
Posted By Laurence
K64 and Yashica Mat 124

I posted a thread using the last of K64 on the 120 Folders Subforum. Well, these two were also on one of the last rolls of K64 rollfilm, on Memorial Day 2009. One shot at the beach, and then before...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-11-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 1,640
Posted By Laurence
K64 Coupled With Agfa Isolette III

My LAST roll of K64 from a couple of years ago. This is a cropped image from the good old Isolette. Typical of the K64, it brought out the true colors of the reds and golds. This was VERY close to...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 06-01-2011
Replies: 2,611
Views: 651,964
Posted By Laurence
The Olympic rain forests are intrinsically very...

The Olympic rain forests are intrinsically very difficult to ascertain any
kind of decent composition. The detail in the landscape is an overlaod
on the brain, and it becomes (for me) a true...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 05-31-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 1,137
Posted By Laurence
X100 - New User - Low Tide Pix

So far, I'm liking the X100, especially because I do more landscape and
macro and generalized photography than pure street shooting.

I was lucky enough to get out to the Olympic National Park...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 04-26-2011
Replies: 32
Views: 7,312
Posted By Laurence
Hello all. My X100 does NOT freeze in EVF mode...

Hello all. My X100 does NOT freeze in EVF mode while focusing.
The f:stop, the shutter speed indicator, and the distance indicator
all change as the light changes and distance changes, while...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-03-2009
Replies: 3,193
Views: 765,278
Posted By Laurence
Nice of you to post, Steve. I am glad to see you...

Nice of you to post, Steve. I am glad to see you are still around; I haven't been here too much lately. Work comes first (darn it). I hope to see more images from you, as I've always liked your work...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-03-2009
Replies: 3,193
Views: 765,278
Posted By Laurence
Three Pentax 645 images. All in all, I use my...

Three Pentax 645 images.

All in all, I use my Pentax 645 the most of any camera, film or digital. The Yashica Mat is second most-used, mainly for local images.

The Pentax 645 and usually the 30mm...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-03-2009
Replies: 3,193
Views: 765,278
Posted By Laurence
A couple more Yashica Mat images. Laurence

A couple more Yashica Mat images.

Laurence
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-03-2009
Replies: 3,193
Views: 765,278
Posted By Laurence
Good Old Yashica Mat 124 Larry

Good Old Yashica Mat 124

Larry
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-25-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 1,090
Posted By Laurence
Ben, I really like the FredMiranda.com site....

Ben, I really like the FredMiranda.com site. There is a panoply of good shooters in many venues there. I think that the best thing about it is that I can see a huge variety of techniques and subject...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-25-2007
Replies: 122
Views: 6,855
Posted By Laurence
I was roaming around here on RFF, and was rather...

I was roaming around here on RFF, and was rather astonished by this thread. First off, I viewed the images from Sailor Ted on the Flickr account and they positively JUMPED out at me.

Let me be the...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 01-22-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 1,485
Posted By Laurence
Turtle, the interior image with the 45 is...

Turtle, the interior image with the 45 is absolutely a thrilling piece of work with tonality and sharpness (at least from what I'm seeing with a computer monitor).
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 01-22-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 3,023
Posted By Laurence
I've had several folders, including the Franka...

I've had several folders, including the Franka Solida with the so-called "inferior" Enna-Werk lens. It was a 3-element lens and opened up to only f:8 (!) as I recall. I don't think it was even...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-12-2007
Replies: 71
Views: 4,480
Posted By Laurence
All fine prizes! Wow, it's nice to have some luck...

All fine prizes! Wow, it's nice to have some luck like that!

My gosh, what a hell of a second place prize though...I mean, we are talking about an AWESOME prize you got there. Not only a stupendous...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-07-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 1,049
Posted By Laurence
Landry, how true. I have a small...

Landry, how true. I have a small single-slide-at-a-time 35mm slide projector, and it is ALSO just a thrill to see the images with that machine.

As I indicated above, the projection of slides is a...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-07-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 1,049
Posted By Laurence
How true. I've seen the difference first-hand....

How true. I've seen the difference first-hand.

Used a high-end (probably about the "highest-end" since it is brand new and big bucks) digital projector from work to see the difference.

I scanned...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-06-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 1,049
Posted By Laurence
Hey Bryce: I sure get a kick out of projecting my...

Hey Bryce: I sure get a kick out of projecting my 6x6 and 4.5x6 slides on an old Bausch and Lomb projector. Beautiful! It's almost my sole purpose for shooting medium format. I love looking at them...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-28-2006
Replies: 35
Views: 2,453
Posted By Laurence
The ddep blues of the skies are spot-on. The...

The ddep blues of the skies are spot-on. The tonality in the b&w is really fine, especially when you look into the interior curl of the surf and see all those subtle grays and whites. VERY well...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 11-23-2006
Replies: 4
Views: 1,882
Posted By Laurence
Gosh Floyd, I wouldn't think that the number of...

Gosh Floyd, I wouldn't think that the number of exercises would be THAT much to worry about? Let's say you exercised the camera quarterly...I'm guessing that would only add about 50 or so activations...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-23-2006
Replies: 35
Views: 2,453
Posted By Laurence
Raid/Ricardo, here a few examples of a small...

Raid/Ricardo, here a few examples of a small variety of film scans. Of course, the conversion to Web is atrocious for detail, but okay for comparing color depth and contrast depth. The original scans...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-22-2006
Replies: 35
Views: 2,453
Posted By Laurence
Ricardo, good to hear from you! I'm glad you are...

Ricardo, good to hear from you! I'm glad you are enjoying the Yashica Mat - were you the one I gave the close-up set to? My memory seems a bit cloudy - old age creeps in. The Yashica Mats are...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-22-2006
Replies: 35
Views: 2,453
Posted By Laurence
Forgot to mention Portra, another great scanning...

Forgot to mention Portra, another great scanning medium. Glad you mentioned it. Portra almost always benefits from a slight bit of "Curves" in the Epson scanner interface, and then it really pops!...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-20-2006
Replies: 35
Views: 2,453
Posted By Laurence
Nice, nice, nice Raid! I have been using an Epson...

Nice, nice, nice Raid! I have been using an Epson 2450 for several years now, and love those MF scans.

You might consider scanning some Reala negatives, as the stuff scans beautifully. Once in a...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-13-2006
Replies: 21
Views: 1,950
Posted By Laurence
Lynn Ross wrote: Call me a dreamer, that's what...

Lynn Ross wrote: Call me a dreamer, that's what I'am ....

Well, you never brought that fact up before. So, that SEALS IT! Looks like 4x5 is coming. :rolleyes:
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-12-2006
Replies: 21
Views: 1,950
Posted By Laurence
Lynn, looking at your style of photography, it...

Lynn, looking at your style of photography, it seems that you have a propensity toward landscape types of images, as well as images with large blocks of color and form, for the most part.

Medium or...
Forum: RFF News 11-12-2006
Replies: 28
Views: 7,819
Posted By Laurence
I'm not looking to buy a Leica M8 or any other...

I'm not looking to buy a Leica M8 or any other Leica soon.

However, this is pretty darn "fresh air" that a company -- ANY company -- will notify a user group that they want to correct a problem....
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-05-2006
Replies: 8
Views: 2,100
Posted By Laurence
I notice that the exif info show apertures of f...

I notice that the exif info show apertures of f 1.2 and f 1...is this correct?
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-05-2006
Replies: 33
Views: 4,681
Posted By Laurence
Yes, I have been "underwhelmed" so far. I...

Yes, I have been "underwhelmed" so far.

I certainly DO hope that there is eventually some good representations of the "real world" shots, from the likes of our own RFF members who start posting...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-03-2006
Replies: 12
Views: 1,554
Posted By Laurence
"Bond's the name...James Bond" That is great...

"Bond's the name...James Bond"

That is great Jorge...in a way, almost historical, having a serial number that low on a first production Leica. The anticipation has GOT to be pretty high.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-02-2006
Replies: 11
Views: 944
Posted By Laurence
I'm frankly BLOWN AWAY by the second image in the...

I'm frankly BLOWN AWAY by the second image in the series - the sepia-toned image with the man with the cigarette.

The specular highlights at the top and bottom act as a framing reference for the...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-02-2006
Replies: 10
Views: 1,145
Posted By Laurence
nico: The money you spend is ultimately worth it....

nico: The money you spend is ultimately worth it. There's no denying the quality of the Isolette, and you will get many years use out of it.

I am anxious to see more Isolette images if anyone could...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-02-2006
Replies: 15
Views: 881
Posted By Laurence
Autumn would be my pick. The sun stays low, and...

Autumn would be my pick. The sun stays low, and you can shoot nearly all day with good, slanted, golden light.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 11-02-2006
Replies: 38
Views: 3,722
Posted By Laurence
If I was buying, it would be the R4. More...

If I was buying, it would be the R4. More versatility.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-02-2006
Replies: 10
Views: 1,145
Posted By Laurence
Wow, I particularly love the Old School House...

Wow, I particularly love the Old School House Window shot! A GREAT contrastual element between the old boards and the filly lace curtain. Really, a clean shot. Beautiful.

Here's some images from the...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-31-2006
Replies: 10
Views: 1,145
Posted By Laurence
Hey Pesphoto: I just sent you some via PM, hope...

Hey Pesphoto: I just sent you some via PM, hope they worked.

Larry
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 10-30-2006
Replies: 8
Views: 782
Posted By Laurence
Hell's bells, that seems like a great deal...if...

Hell's bells, that seems like a great deal...if it's fixable, well wonderful! If it's not, well you gave it a try, and like you said: this is ALL fun!

Way to go! Give it a try! Nokton...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-29-2006
Replies: 128
Views: 5,441
Posted By Laurence
Laurence is the given name. I go by either Larry...

Laurence is the given name. I go by either Larry or Laurence depending on how "formal" things are...:)
Forum: Off Topic 10-28-2006
Replies: 15
Views: 866
Posted By Laurence
It's that very "ridiculousness" that makes it an...

It's that very "ridiculousness" that makes it an outstanding choice. Go with it!
Forum: Off Topic 10-28-2006
Replies: 4
Views: 589
Posted By Laurence
Totally agree with Chris. Don't lose sleep over...

Totally agree with Chris. Don't lose sleep over this guy...like Chris said, "keep it, or return". Simple as that.
Forum: Off Topic 10-28-2006
Replies: 15
Views: 866
Posted By Laurence
kyle! That is a RIDICULOUS outfit! (I love it...

kyle!

That is a RIDICULOUS outfit!

(I love it though).
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 10-28-2006
Replies: 2
Views: 1,050
Posted By Laurence
Bill, I don't know. We were "talking" medium...

Bill, I don't know. We were "talking" medium format when I was communicating with him.

Speaking of "communicating"...he called me TWICE in the course of repairing my lens! :)
Forum: Off Topic 10-28-2006
Replies: 15
Views: 1,073
Posted By Laurence
Andy...a STUNNING buy! Wow, beautiful. Hope it...

Andy...a STUNNING buy! Wow, beautiful. Hope it all works (probably does).

The glass in that kit looks pristine...nice, nice, nice.

Larry
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 10-28-2006
Replies: 2
Views: 1,050
Posted By Laurence
Heads Up - Lens Repair and Cleaning

I just got back my Vega 120 (Pentacon mount) from Leonid Treskunov in New Jersey.

It was in SAD shape, and I had bought it to take a chance on getting the fungus out and the lens CLAd. The fungus...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 10-28-2006
Replies: 19
Views: 1,494
Posted By Laurence
Nico, I would ask Jurgen ([email protected]) for an...

Nico, I would ask Jurgen ([email protected]) for an estimate. I don't know the exact exchange rate for Euros to Dollars: is 90 Euros about $140? Anyway...you MIGHT be able to beat the price you have...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-27-2006
Replies: 12
Views: 1,179
Posted By Laurence
femto --- it could be one of the Epson brands. I...

femto --- it could be one of the Epson brands. I have the 2450, and it has the "illumination light" on the underside of the lid. This is used by pulling the foam reflector out of its holder on the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-26-2006
Replies: 12
Views: 1,179
Posted By Laurence
Scanning Method - Prints or Negs?

I normally scan slides with my flatbed, with decent results.

But, I have a question regarding the scanning of print film. I've read various posts on here, and have seen examples of scanning, both...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 10-26-2006
Replies: 27
Views: 2,061
Posted By Laurence
Ron: Exquisite images. Beautiful work indeed. Are...

Ron: Exquisite images. Beautiful work indeed. Are you scanning the prints, or the negs? I'm impressed with the quality you've brought out of your scans.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-25-2006
Replies: 146
Views: 14,448
Posted By Laurence
Well, I'm certainly in the minority here! I...

Well, I'm certainly in the minority here! I almost always use a tripod; however, my shooting is 99% landscape, and usually in the dark rain forests here. So there is usually a need for a long shutter...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 10-23-2006
Replies: 29
Views: 2,573
Posted By Laurence
How wonderful of you to take the time and effort...

How wonderful of you to take the time and effort to present this for us. I find it extremely useful, and will try it soon.

This is highly appreciated.

Larry
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-21-2006
Replies: 339
Views: 53,087
Posted By Laurence
Hmmm...I wonder if Sean might have checked the...

Hmmm...I wonder if Sean might have checked the flights to Europe, against the times that Charlie posted while "in the air"... it will be interesting to see what it was that blew the hoax.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-13-2006
Replies: 10
Views: 1,441
Posted By Laurence
Excellent way to go, William! :-)

Excellent way to go, William! :-)
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-10-2006
Replies: 4
Views: 807
Posted By Laurence
How nice! I've coveted an Iskra since I saw some...

How nice! I've coveted an Iskra since I saw some of the images that can be produced by that fine gear. Way to go!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-10-2006
Replies: 51
Views: 2,167
Posted By Laurence
A good friend, also named Jorge...he PMed me on...

A good friend, also named Jorge...he PMed me on Fred Miranda and told me about RFF. I am grateful that he did so. This is a fun forum with good information.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 10-02-2006
Replies: 14
Views: 1,898
Posted By Laurence
Shutterflower/George: It's incredibly refreshing...

Shutterflower/George: It's incredibly refreshing to see a succinct review. Sure, you are possibly biased toward the Bronica, but that didn't keep you from being somewhat objective and to-the-point....
Forum: RFF Polls 10-01-2006
Replies: 93
Views: 6,893
Posted By Laurence
Favorite is the Color Skopar 50 on my Vito B. Of...

Favorite is the Color Skopar 50 on my Vito B. Of course, it's a fixed lens....but the contrast and sharpness is extraordinary.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-25-2006
Replies: 19
Views: 1,444
Posted By Laurence
Wonder if anyone has come up with a protective...

Wonder if anyone has come up with a protective coating that could be applied over the numbers...without dissolving them of course :eek:
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-24-2006
Replies: 19
Views: 1,444
Posted By Laurence
Hey Ampguy! Are you still using that nice Zorki...

Hey Ampguy!

Are you still using that nice Zorki 4k? Now THAT one is sure a beauty. Of course, maybe you passed it on, as sometimes one has too many camera to use. But, I was just curious. :D
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-24-2006
Replies: 19
Views: 1,444
Posted By Laurence
The Zorki 4k is a pretty darned nice piece of...

The Zorki 4k is a pretty darned nice piece of gear. I think the "looks" of the camera is quite nice, and it seems to usually be a very mechanically sound camera. I would be interested in seeing some...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-21-2006
Replies: 7
Views: 1,014
Posted By Laurence
Hmmm...no sound at all. The mp3 file plays, but...

Hmmm...no sound at all. The mp3 file plays, but nothing seems to be recorded. Might want to look again, I would be interested in hearing the comparison.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 09-19-2006
Replies: 31
Views: 2,868
Posted By Laurence
If anyone on this thread wants a sample scan from...

If anyone on this thread wants a sample scan from the old 2450, just shoot me an email and I'll give you my address to send a chrome my way. Just pick a "throwaway" chrome, and I'll scan it and send...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 09-19-2006
Replies: 31
Views: 2,868
Posted By Laurence
An addendum to my post above: if you are...

An addendum to my post above: if you are anticipating scanning 6x6 and 4x5, I think you will be hitting the "sweet spot" with the scanner.

Those larger chromes and negs are where this type of...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 09-19-2006
Replies: 31
Views: 2,868
Posted By Laurence
Stephanie, I saw one for $90 locally. Looking at...

Stephanie, I saw one for $90 locally. Looking at the auction site, I see completed listings winning at $107, $130, and $112.

I bought mine for $399 about five years ago. My intention was to upgrade...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 09-19-2006
Replies: 31
Views: 2,868
Posted By Laurence
I have an old, cheap (these days) Epson 2450 that...

I have an old, cheap (these days) Epson 2450 that is admirable in scanning my 6x4.5 and 6x6 chromes. I have, over the years, tweaked it with the Silverfast software and a Photoshop workflow, that...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 08-13-2006
Replies: 92
Views: 27,802
Posted By Laurence
I previously owned an Isolette III that I bought...

I previously owned an Isolette III that I bought directly from him. The camera was sound and clean, with all shutter speeds working correctly. He CLAs the cameras before he sells them directly, of...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 08-10-2006
Replies: 19
Views: 1,388
Posted By Laurence
Truly excellent images...I am glad you put them...

Truly excellent images...I am glad you put them out there.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 08-07-2006
Replies: 40
Views: 3,638
Posted By Laurence
I was able to use a previous Agfa Isolette in a...

I was able to use a previous Agfa Isolette in a quick-mode "journalistic" venue quite often. It's a very hand-holdable unit. The f:4.5 was a little slow for interior work, but the lightweight nature...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-06-2006
Replies: 20
Views: 1,414
Posted By Laurence
I wholeheartedly agree with pcfranchina on this...

I wholeheartedly agree with pcfranchina on this one. The Pentax *ist is awfully nice gear, won't cost an arm and a leg. Sure, the "upgrade" cycle can be prevalent, but really you can avoid...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-22-2006
Replies: 16
Views: 992
Posted By Laurence
Is that a flash synch sticking out of the lens...

Is that a flash synch sticking out of the lens barrel on the (viewer's) right?

I think one thing that really looks nice, and stands out, is the black material on the lens front, where it has the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-22-2006
Replies: 16
Views: 992
Posted By Laurence
Wow, never heard of the camera til...

Wow, never heard of the camera til now!

BEAUTIFUL lines, actually. Really a pleasing look to the camera. Looks tight and well-built from the little I can see. How does it feel to you?
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 07-21-2006
Replies: 26
Views: 2,922
Posted By Laurence
I'm stating this with all alacrity, that this is...

I'm stating this with all alacrity, that this is also a VERY nice shot, especially considering the huge range of light. Again, the detail in the darks is especially nice, and the brights are close to...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 07-20-2006
Replies: 26
Views: 2,922
Posted By Laurence
I'm sort of repeating myself, but I REALLY think...

I'm sort of repeating myself, but I REALLY think the sunroom pic tells a lot, not only about the lens, but about the ability of the photographer. It's only probably a "test" image, but still rings...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 07-20-2006
Replies: 26
Views: 2,922
Posted By Laurence
Ted, you brought up an interesting point about...

Ted, you brought up an interesting point about screwing the lens on tightly in order to come closer to infinity focus per the marks on the lens barrel. I understand what you are saying too, and it's...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 07-20-2006
Replies: 26
Views: 2,922
Posted By Laurence
In relation to testing the focal distance, I did...

In relation to testing the focal distance, I did a sort of rough test to the Zorki, in conjunction with my Agfa Isolette's spot-on rangefiner. Took an image of my car's hubcap at 1.5 meters (measured...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 07-19-2006
Replies: 26
Views: 2,922
Posted By Laurence
I have to agree here. I've had several...

I have to agree here. I've had several rangefinders, including a Yashica Electro 35, a recent Voigtlander Bessa L, and a Minolta (forget the model). The Zorki 4K viewfinder is as bright as, if not...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-12-2006
Replies: 30
Views: 1,566
Posted By Laurence
Well, I brought on yet more remorse, having just...

Well, I brought on yet more remorse, having just sold my Ambi Silette. Sure, sure...my own fault. It's good to be saving towards my goal of getting a new MF lens, but it's also a little hard to wave...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 07-08-2006
Replies: 7
Views: 773
Posted By Laurence
Frank, a fellow photographer in my area just paid...

Frank, a fellow photographer in my area just paid $1000 even for the same (non MF) setup (camera, 75 lens). I saw the camera, and it is a nice "user", I would say in "good to excellent" condition....
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-08-2006
Replies: 24
Views: 1,248
Posted By Laurence
Matti, that little tyke is something else!...

Matti, that little tyke is something else! Actually, the whole image sparkles. I love the "fending off" by the adult in the image.

The overall tonality is really something here. I know it's hard to...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-08-2006
Replies: 24
Views: 1,248
Posted By Laurence
Raid, the overall skin tones are great with the...

Raid, the overall skin tones are great with the Portra...however, I do see some green tones, especially in the closeup in the eye areas. Don't know if that is a reflection from the green grass or...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-04-2006
Replies: 39
Views: 2,003
Posted By Laurence
Photon Man Art Clown Craft...

Photon Man
Art Clown
Craft Master
Artylizer
Picture Snapper
Johnny Graphic
Fotoman
Pictoria's Secret
Iconogeek
Sketch Queen
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-03-2006
Replies: 30
Views: 1,566
Posted By Laurence
Greg, I sense your pain...the Century Graphic 23...

Greg, I sense your pain...the Century Graphic 23 is TRULY a sweet piece of work. My grandfather had one, though I don't know what happened to it. I remember him setting it up on the gravel bars in...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-03-2006
Replies: 30
Views: 1,566
Posted By Laurence
Seller's Remorse - Ever Have It?

It's a curious thing, I go to sell equipment to finance other equipment. No problem, right? Well...actually YES, more times than not.

I tend to regret some sales, and then I start looking for that...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-01-2006
Replies: 39
Views: 2,611
Posted By Laurence
Transparencies: Velvia 100F and Provia 400F Color...

Transparencies: Velvia 100F and Provia 400F
Color Prints: Fuji Reala
Black and White Prints: Kodak BW400 C-41
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-01-2006
Replies: 59
Views: 3,538
Posted By Laurence
I've never left western Washington State. Born in...

I've never left western Washington State. Born in Aberdeen, currently live across Puget Sound from Seattle. The temperate rain forests, mountains, and beautiful ocean beaches make this a paradise for...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 07-01-2006
Replies: 15
Views: 1,630
Posted By Laurence
Much as I love my Isolette III's transparency...

Much as I love my Isolette III's transparency output at 6x6...you are being very, very mean to even MENTION the 6x9 format, Raid!
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 06-29-2006
Replies: 31
Views: 8,265
Posted By Laurence
The detail in the background trees...to die for....

The detail in the background trees...to die for. :o
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 06-27-2006
Replies: 42
Views: 7,772
Posted By Laurence
I see....(!!!). Wow, I am rather new to this, but...

I see....(!!!). Wow, I am rather new to this, but certainly learning fast...

So...doesn't this effectively give the scanned 6x6 trannie, at 25 megapixels, the POTENTIAL of making a better...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 06-27-2006
Replies: 42
Views: 7,772
Posted By Laurence
Whoa, interesting! My Isolette III has the...

Whoa, interesting! My Isolette III has the smaller "normal" (1/4 inch?) mount that fits my current-model tripods. They must have switched them somewhere during the production years....

This...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 06-13-2006
Replies: 42
Views: 7,772
Posted By Laurence
Andrew, I can only concur with the "knock me to...

Andrew, I can only concur with the "knock me to the floor" feeling when seeing those 6x6 transparencies on the light board from my Isolette III. Wow, wow, wow. Screamingingly sharp, edge to edge.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 06-11-2006
Replies: 16
Views: 1,113
Posted By Laurence
Crapola, I flipped TWO cameras out of my backpack...

Crapola, I flipped TWO cameras out of my backpack when I grabbed it out of the back of a friends car the other day. Both crashed into the asphalt.

Result:

Minolta A-1 Digicam is now on its way to...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-10-2006
Replies: 53
Views: 2,436
Posted By Laurence
I would love to go to the Greenland coast. There...

I would love to go to the Greenland coast. There are beautiful mountains there, and believe it or not there are some wonderful green meadows and subalpine terrain. Very pristine, very photogenic. ...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-02-2006
Replies: 16
Views: 1,283
Posted By Laurence
No offense whatsoever, our Welsh friend! :) A...

No offense whatsoever, our Welsh friend! :) A stout glass of English ale might be just what the doctor ordered!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-01-2006
Replies: 16
Views: 1,283
Posted By Laurence
You hit the nail on the head, Andrew. Too bad I'm...

You hit the nail on the head, Andrew. Too bad I'm not seeming to follow that wise dictum from you. Damn!

Here's a vision: Think of the RIDICULOUSNESS of hanging all of the GAS cameras from one's...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-01-2006
Replies: 16
Views: 1,283
Posted By Laurence
Holy Smokes! This does NOT sound like much of a...

Holy Smokes! This does NOT sound like much of a support forum! Just the frikkin' OPPOSITE!

Case in point: Max (darkavenger) has the temerity to ask me about the 300 Sonnar :bang: ! My gawd, will...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-01-2006
Replies: 16
Views: 1,283
Posted By Laurence
My GAS Is Ridiculous

I've been on some kind of weird GAS trip. In the past several weeks, I've gone hog wild over acquisitions.

1. Zorki 4k w/Jupiter 8 50/2
2. Agfa Isolette III w/Solinar 85/4.5
3. Agfa Ambi Silette...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 06-01-2006
Replies: 45
Views: 2,642
Posted By Laurence
An eclectic and beautiful mix of old and new,...

An eclectic and beautiful mix of old and new, with an international cast of cameras. That Bessa looks particularly nice. Thanks for showing!
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 05-31-2006
Replies: 45
Views: 2,642
Posted By Laurence
George, you asked, so you (and anyone else of...

George, you asked, so you (and anyone else of this captive audience :) ) shall receive. Whether you like it or not! Hahaha!

Anyway, my laughing spell is over.

Here's a scan from five minutes ago...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-25-2006
Replies: 68
Views: 4,540
Posted By Laurence
I'm in, and have my first roll of film already in...

I'm in, and have my first roll of film already in the recent acqusition of a Zorki 4K and Jupiter 8. If the whole thing actually WORKS, and I actually get a real negative, with no problems, out of...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-22-2006
Replies: 61
Views: 2,895
Posted By Laurence
All this talk of females has me sweatin' a...

All this talk of females has me sweatin' a little. Guess I'll just go fondle my new acquisition, Zorki 4K. In the spirit of the post, I've attached an image. First roll of film is loaded (and...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-21-2006
Replies: 14
Views: 963
Posted By Laurence
I bough a Zorki 4K not long ago. Just loaded it...

I bough a Zorki 4K not long ago. Just loaded it with film this morning (which was quite easily done...I was a little apprehensive from all the posts about the "weird" film loading).

I have checked...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-21-2006
Replies: 2
Views: 1,066
Posted By Laurence
GAS approaching...

GAS approaching...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-21-2006
Replies: 178
Views: 25,056
Posted By Laurence
All right!...."woman talk"! I'm in....

All right!...."woman talk"! I'm in....
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 05-20-2006
Replies: 45
Views: 2,642
Posted By Laurence
George, I have some shots from the Agfa Isolette,...

George, I have some shots from the Agfa Isolette, as well as the Yashica Mat (some cropped, some full 6x6) on this recent thread:...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 05-20-2006
Replies: 45
Views: 2,933
Posted By Laurence
Yeah, looks like you could use another camera.......

Yeah, looks like you could use another camera.... :cool:
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 05-20-2006
Replies: 45
Views: 2,933
Posted By Laurence
Sort of "creamy sharp"...beautiful. Edge-to-edge,...

Sort of "creamy sharp"...beautiful. Edge-to-edge, it rocks. Thanks for posting! Now, of course, I want to see even more. (When you get a chance). :p
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 05-20-2006
Replies: 55
Views: 3,396
Posted By Laurence
Bertram, a splendid idea on possibly taking the...

Bertram, a splendid idea on possibly taking the Mat to Paris! It seems like such a....such a MATCH -- Paris and Yashica Mat. Combine the Mat and a rangefinder and you have a great combination for...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-20-2006
Replies: 21
Views: 1,518
Posted By Laurence
Michel, that is one fine sharp image....

Michel, that is one fine sharp image. Excellent.

Solinar: Yeah, put some color film in that Agfa man! Then, post some results please.

Over and out.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 05-20-2006
Replies: 45
Views: 2,642
Posted By Laurence
Yeah, I can see your point, George. I had to look...

Yeah, I can see your point, George. I had to look around to find a Yashica Mat in decent condition that only needed a minor CLA...it becomes a sort of "price point" issue if they have their common...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-19-2006
Replies: 21
Views: 1,518
Posted By Laurence
Okay, Barrett -- cough it up! I tried to follow...

Okay, Barrett -- cough it up! I tried to follow you to that hiding place for a "twin-lens...twin-lens"...but you lost me in that right turn out of the family room.

How about at LEAST a friggin'...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 05-19-2006
Replies: 55
Views: 3,396
Posted By Laurence
Here's what you do Ricardo: You show your wife...

Here's what you do Ricardo: You show your wife the stainless steel reel, and put a string of pearls inside. While she's all over you for the nice gesture, you casually pull out the new Yashica Mat...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 05-19-2006
Replies: 55
Views: 3,396
Posted By Laurence
Thanks much, Bertram. On your very fine gallery,...

Thanks much, Bertram. On your very fine gallery, I am especially enamored with Tor2...a beautiful piece of work with great lines and shapes. The composition is really balanced.

Since I'm in a...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 05-19-2006
Replies: 55
Views: 3,396
Posted By Laurence
SalmanA wrote: I've only shot one roll of 6x6...

SalmanA wrote: I've only shot one roll of 6x6 frames with my new (old really) Yashica Mat 124 TLR, and I didn't have any particular problems with it compared to rectangular 35mm framing. I had more...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-18-2006
Replies: 70
Views: 2,735
Posted By Laurence
Speak for yourself Frank! :cool:

Speak for yourself Frank! :cool:
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-18-2006
Replies: 22
Views: 1,775
Posted By Laurence
Wintoid: If you DO end up getting the Bronica, I...

Wintoid: If you DO end up getting the Bronica, I would sure like to get a report after a few weeks use telling us how you like it.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-17-2006
Replies: 21
Views: 1,518
Posted By Laurence
It's interesting, William...I sold a Yashica Mat...

It's interesting, William...I sold a Yashica Mat years ago...regretted it for a long, long time. Finally, finally...I couldn't resist and picked up another one, had it CLAd and have never regretted...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-17-2006
Replies: 21
Views: 1,518
Posted By Laurence
Wow, thank you Solinar! I HOPE to put in twenty...

Wow, thank you Solinar! I HOPE to put in twenty more years. Getting VERY close to the big 60...yikes, life is FAST...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-17-2006
Replies: 49
Views: 4,466
Posted By Laurence
Luigi has a new devotee to his work and service:...

Luigi has a new devotee to his work and service: Me! I'll be purchasing a case soon. His response is nearly "unheard of" in most cases. Wow, what an exemplary person.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 05-17-2006
Replies: 5
Views: 871
Posted By Laurence
Amazingly good work, Todd. Your images are...

Amazingly good work, Todd. Your images are spectacular, I mean that. Wow.

And yes, transparencies scan VERY well with my "lesser" model Epson 2450. There's an example or two on this thread, where...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-17-2006
Replies: 22
Views: 1,775
Posted By Laurence
Believe it or not, there IS a color shift (or...

Believe it or not, there IS a color shift (or perhaps I should say a tonality shift) in b&w film that is possible to see...if film is sitting for a LONG time, or is degraded in other ways, the grays...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-17-2006
Replies: 22
Views: 1,775
Posted By Laurence
Wintoid, for what it's worth, I have shot 120...

Wintoid, for what it's worth, I have shot 120 Neopan that has NOT been refrigerated (on a shelf for about 18 months), and NO DIFFERENCE from my refrigerated films.

That said, I do try to keep film...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-16-2006
Replies: 21
Views: 1,518
Posted By Laurence
Andrew, thank you so much! It's nice to receive a...

Andrew, thank you so much! It's nice to receive a compliment. The seastacks were MADE for photography, so it was a no-brainer.

Here's another one, upriver in the coastal temperate rain forest. I...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-15-2006
Replies: 21
Views: 1,518
Posted By Laurence
Solinar, no need to feel you are causing GAS for...

Solinar, no need to feel you are causing GAS for me...Im already ensconced in my Yashica Mat 124...another FINE performer in my opinion. I've been know to carry that one several days into the Olympic...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-15-2006
Replies: 21
Views: 1,518
Posted By Laurence
I see that your Super Speedex is quite the cut...

I see that your Super Speedex is quite the cut above the previous versions of the Isolette series. Very nice indeed, a lot of nice features, particularly the helicoid focus.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-14-2006
Replies: 21
Views: 1,518
Posted By Laurence
Solinar (nice nickname, by the way!): You know,...

Solinar (nice nickname, by the way!):

You know, I've run three rolls of Velvia through the Isolette in the past two weeks. I was sort of well..."ho hum, the viewfinder isn't showing me a whole lot,...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-14-2006
Replies: 21
Views: 1,518
Posted By Laurence
Triple Play

Well, it's Sunday afternoon and a gorgeous day in the Pacific Northwest. I'm stuck inside at work "babysitting" dogs and cats at an Animal Hospital.

So, with a little time on my hands, I thought I...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 03-23-2006
Replies: 34
Views: 2,817
Posted By Laurence
I don't remember that one, Frank. If you see it,...

I don't remember that one, Frank. If you see it, would you post it, so that I can determine for myself the whole moral fiber of such a presentation? :p

The black Zeiss Ikon is certainly a beautiful...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-23-2006
Replies: 72
Views: 4,861
Posted By Laurence
So far, I think that the "across the pond to...

So far, I think that the "across the pond to Oleg" choice still looks best. Will be interesting to see how this all comes out.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 03-22-2006
Replies: 45
Views: 2,933
Posted By Laurence
What a STUNNING folder. I can't get enough of...

What a STUNNING folder. I can't get enough of just LOOKING at the beauty of something like that. Talk about pride in workmanship. I really like the depth of field "fadeout" in the image of the...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 03-22-2006
Replies: 45
Views: 2,933
Posted By Laurence
Would LOVE to see some scanned images from the...

Would LOVE to see some scanned images from the Certo.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 03-22-2006
Replies: 45
Views: 2,933
Posted By Laurence
I JUST saw previous to reading your post, on the...

I JUST saw previous to reading your post, on the Medium Format pages showing that the Industar-24 was present on Moskvas! Wow, now there's a hell of a recommendation to look at that camera, simply on...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 03-22-2006
Replies: 45
Views: 2,933
Posted By Laurence
Well, YEAH! You mean you DIDN'T go red? :eek:...

Well, YEAH! You mean you DIDN'T go red? :eek:

The Moskva is a beauty, I'm sure. I've heard and read about the lenses on a par with, if not sharper than, some of the Tessar formulas.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 03-22-2006
Replies: 45
Views: 2,933
Posted By Laurence
Just pulled out of the post office with an Agfa...

Just pulled out of the post office with an Agfa Isolette III with CLA, Solinar 85/4.5, and new bellows from Jurgen Kreckel.

Yes, the bellows IS red, so what's wrong with that? :cool:

It is the...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 03-15-2006
Replies: 25
Views: 1,904
Posted By Laurence
Now, all this banter back and forth about the 75...

Now, all this banter back and forth about the 75 and the 90 adds even more to my conundrum...and since this is in keeping with this current thread, I'll ask my question here, and assume that it will...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 03-05-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 786
Posted By Laurence
Thank you, FrankS and Kim. I certainly would...

Thank you, FrankS and Kim.

I certainly would expect that in my predominantly landscape shooting, and using tight apertures (f:8, f:11, f:22) for more-or-less "infinity" shots, there wouldn't be too...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 03-05-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 786
Posted By Laurence
Thanks so much, Fedzilla Bob! If I may hound you...

Thanks so much, Fedzilla Bob! If I may hound you with a question related to your statement about the focusing distance not being exact...is there a way to compute the difference in focusing distance...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 03-05-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 786
Posted By Laurence
CV Lens w/FSU Cameras - Rangefinder Coupled?

This may be a dumb question, but I can't seem to find out, even using Advanced Search engine.

I understand that most of the CV lenses are "rangefinder coupled".

Does this mean that they are...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 03-05-2006
Replies: 4
Views: 691
Posted By Laurence
Hi Jonathan: I'm quite new here, but have a...

Hi Jonathan: I'm quite new here, but have a Bessa-L, and trying to figure out how to supplement my upcoming Jupiter-8 50/2. I'ts always a bugger of a time figuring out the "perfect" combination, but...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 02-28-2006
Replies: 38
Views: 2,312
Posted By Laurence
[QUOTE=raid amin]Chris, I place the cameras in a...

[QUOTE=raid amin]Chris,
I place the cameras in a small canvas bag with dividers and the L with the 25/4 plus viewfinder sits alone in one of the compartments. I find myself more and more using a...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 02-28-2006
Replies: 38
Views: 2,312
Posted By Laurence
Hey Raid, I think you were meaning to address the...

Hey Raid, I think you were meaning to address the post to me, Laurence. I thank you for the nudge on the Jupiter. I AM going to get one. They are certainly cheap...even if I get a dog, I could just...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 02-28-2006
Replies: 38
Views: 2,312
Posted By Laurence
Your portfolio is stunning. A large percentage of...

Your portfolio is stunning. A large percentage of wonderful shots on there. Wow, how nice.

I see shots with a Jupiter-8/50. I don't know much about these lenses, but I see some beautiful results...
Forum: RFF Polls 02-27-2006
Replies: 154
Views: 10,930
Posted By Laurence
The MP is so clean that it makes me ache. What a...

The MP is so clean that it makes me ache. What a beauty.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 02-27-2006
Replies: 38
Views: 2,312
Posted By Laurence
Vince, NICE work man. Clean, clean, clean images....

Vince, NICE work man. Clean, clean, clean images. Nice looking kids too...they look happy and upbeat. I was looking for the 21 for my Bessa L that should be here mid-week, but now I'm leaning towards...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 02-27-2006
Replies: 38
Views: 2,312
Posted By Laurence
Thomas-Michael: The first image in the group,...

Thomas-Michael: The first image in the group, along with the last image in the group are simply wonderful.

The range of contrasts in the church are immense, and you handled this extremely well with...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-27-2006
Replies: 15
Views: 1,277
Posted By Laurence
I have the "oldie but goodie" General Electric...

I have the "oldie but goodie" General Electric DW-68, produced about 1950 or so. The selenium still is working just fine, and I like the heavy build of the unit. I have used it with my Yashica Mat...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 02-26-2006
Replies: 10
Views: 1,143
Posted By Laurence
OutSTANDING image of the stairway. The shadows...

OutSTANDING image of the stairway. The shadows and brights are simply wonderfully captured. I know that it is sort of subjective to see images on a computer monitor, but that stairway image REALLY...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 02-26-2006
Replies: 11
Views: 1,146
Posted By Laurence
I have a Bessa L coming next week. These are the...

I have a Bessa L coming next week. These are the little things that are nice to know. This looks like a nice forum. The web interface is nice too.
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