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Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 817
Posted By mike rosenlof
I like the L-grip and a 45 degree prism with my...

I like the L-grip and a 45 degree prism with my Hasselblad. This one was with the 50. An old Pre-T version. The photo was intended to be a crowd shot, but turned into a street portrait which I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 576
Posted By mike rosenlof
for a lot of night photography, especially with...

for a lot of night photography, especially with film, meters not all that useful. Head over to that big nasty auction site and get a copy of "Kodak Professional Photoguide" for about ten bucks. I...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 226
Views: 24,933
Posted By mike rosenlof
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/galler...

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/34820/med_U34820I1457533863.SEQ.0.jpg


American River, near Carmichael, California. Fuji GW690ii. HP5.
Forum: Chris Crawford 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 107
Views: 3,003
Posted By mike rosenlof
We adopted a cat from the humane society a bunch...

We adopted a cat from the humane society a bunch of years ago. She was about 6 months old at the time and had been picked up as a stray, literally in an alley.


It was quite a while (years) before...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 06-05-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,455
Posted By mike rosenlof
I don't mind the slightly cumbersome interface...

I don't mind the slightly cumbersome interface for uploading photos. Most web galleries need a little bit of a barrier to entry.


I value RFF mostly for the exchange of pictures. threads seem more...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-04-2019
Replies: 83
Views: 11,296
Posted By mike rosenlof
HP5+, Hasselblad 80mm, wide open and as slow...

HP5+, Hasselblad 80mm, wide open and as slow as I dared. HC-110 1:50 12 mniutes


https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/34820/U34820I1545008865.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-04-2019
Replies: 83
Views: 11,296
Posted By mike rosenlof
HP5+ 6x4.5 e.i. 200 HC-110 1:50 12...

HP5+ 6x4.5 e.i. 200 HC-110 1:50 12 minutes.


https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/34820/U34820I1546708919.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-15-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 343
Posted By mike rosenlof
As the previous post sez: it's for the...

As the previous post sez: it's for the sportsfinder -- if you have a WLF with the two lugs on the top. The parallax correction plate you put on top of your focusing screen. The eBay thing you mount...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 04-01-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 844
Posted By mike rosenlof
Mcary https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgaller...

Mcary


https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/31747/U31747I1553610550.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 03-24-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 195
Posted By mike rosenlof
Thanks guys! I've spent most of the day in the...

Thanks guys! I've spent most of the day in the darkroom printing. Starting to get tired (the good kind of tired), but still have a couple of negs I want to do today...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 03-23-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1,132
Posted By mike rosenlof
There's a recent thread, maybe it was over on...

There's a recent thread, maybe it was over on photrio, about how the demand for darkroom equipment seems to be rising. I'm not sure if that's true everywhere. I have a working darkroom, and am...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-18-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,436
Posted By mike rosenlof
I recently bought a Nikon F3 to complement the...

I recently bought a Nikon F3 to complement the pair of F2s that I already had. the F3 is a bit smaller, so there's that factor, but if what I'm going to do is use the TTL meter, and set what it...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 02-08-2019
Replies: 880
Views: 186,772
Posted By mike rosenlof
I've posted this elsewhere on RFF, it is a scan...

I've posted this elsewhere on RFF, it is a scan of a wet print. Self portrait from last summer. Mamiya 645, probably the 80/1.8...
Forum: RFF Polls 02-02-2019
Replies: 71
Views: 1,702
Posted By mike rosenlof
I think this is probably the reason behind the...

I think this is probably the reason behind the choice people make. "Which eye dominant?" is the key, not right vs. left handed.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-28-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 317
Posted By mike rosenlof
I would expect the 135 and bellows to be your...

I would expect the 135 and bellows to be your best for this purpose. The 120 Makro-Planar should do a very good job also. I have the 120, but have not used the 135.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-15-2019
Replies: 433
Views: 32,708
Posted By mike rosenlof
Self portrait, a month or two ago. Mamiya C330f,...

Self portrait, a month or two ago. Mamiya C330f, 105mm lens, HP5


https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/34820/U34820I1547570221.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-06-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,362
Posted By mike rosenlof
If there's some special collector value, I would...

If there's some special collector value, I would keep unaltered, otherwise, I would make them more useful.


With that said, is anybody still doing AI mods on lenses these days? I believe Nikon USA...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-05-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 4,370
Posted By mike rosenlof
2018 was a slow year for me photographically. ...

2018 was a slow year for me photographically. Too many other things going on. I do have a self-portrait project going on, and this one is from...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 12-27-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 1,041
Posted By mike rosenlof
I have the voiglander f/2.5 and like it. I'm not...

I have the voiglander f/2.5 and like it. I'm not a big user of that focal length, but every now and then.


I've heard enough good things about the Canon that I expect I would be happy with it also.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-16-2018
Replies: 197
Views: 32,431
Posted By mike rosenlof
San Francisco, 2016. Hasselblad 501cm probably...

San Francisco, 2016. Hasselblad 501cm probably the 80mm lens.


https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/34820/U34820I1545008865.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-14-2018
Replies: 197
Views: 32,431
Posted By mike rosenlof
Brisbane, Qld, 2017. Leica M5. Probably...

Brisbane, Qld, 2017. Leica M5. Probably Hexanon-M 50mm f/2.


https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/34820/U34820I1544803387.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 11-29-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 924
Posted By mike rosenlof
I am quite fond of the 135mm for the Mamiya TLRs....

I am quite fond of the 135mm for the Mamiya TLRs. It's a nice focal length for the 6x6 format and plenty sharp.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-05-2018
Replies: 109
Views: 27,134
Posted By mike rosenlof
My darkroom is in the basement. Yearly...

My darkroom is in the basement. Yearly temperature runs from about 18 to 21. rarely outside that range. I keep water at room temperature, measure, and use the Ilford chart to tweak developing...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-29-2018
Replies: 433
Views: 32,708
Posted By mike rosenlof
Mamiya C330f. Uncertain of lens, probably 135,...

Mamiya C330f. Uncertain of lens, probably 135, maybe 80. HP5+. Scan from the neg.

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/34820/U34820I1527635136.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-25-2018
Replies: 677
Views: 50,331
Posted By mike rosenlof
"it has more...

"it has more megapixels"
"bokeh"
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 05-17-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 968
Posted By mike rosenlof
thanks for the pick Icebear. --mike

thanks for the pick Icebear.
--mike
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-08-2018
Replies: 433
Views: 32,708
Posted By mike rosenlof
Mamiya C330f. Not sure which lens, but likely...

Mamiya C330f. Not sure which lens, but likely the 135mm.

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/34820/U34820I1525816142.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-08-2018
Replies: 433
Views: 32,708
Posted By mike rosenlof
Dave, upload to the RFF gallerly!

Dave,

upload to the RFF gallerly!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-28-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 1,316
Posted By mike rosenlof
I own the Hexanon and like it very much. Kind of...

I own the Hexanon and like it very much. Kind of like my Hasselblad 80, the photos just look somehow better.

haven't used the Voigtlander.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 03-31-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 1,052
Posted By mike rosenlof
Ilfotec-hc is very similar. or so "they"...

Ilfotec-hc is very similar. or so "they" say.

and +1 more to the "use it, it's fine" group
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 02-24-2018
Replies: 44
Views: 2,541
Posted By mike rosenlof
I tend to prefer slightly longer than normal...

I tend to prefer slightly longer than normal lenses for most of my work. I did a trip to Japan quite a while ago and took an OM-1 with the 100 f2.8 lens. worked out well for me. that's the lighest...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-11-2018
Replies: 218
Views: 6,812
Posted By mike rosenlof
I think the talk is about gear because it's...

I think the talk is about gear because it's easier to talk about gear than to talk about photographs. Most of us here, myself definitely included, don't have formal training in talking/writing about...
Forum: RFF Polls 02-05-2018
Replies: 109
Views: 9,827
Posted By mike rosenlof
Not that I'm aware of. I prefer to carry cameras...

Not that I'm aware of. I prefer to carry cameras around my neck and one shoulder. Strap diagonal across chest, carried under one arm. So I haven't really tried to carry mine horizontally.
Forum: RFF Polls 02-05-2018
Replies: 109
Views: 9,827
Posted By mike rosenlof
In my opinion, the Leica company was nearly...

In my opinion, the Leica company was nearly killed by the Leicaflex, not the M5. They dumped a whole bunch of money into the flex line, and it never did that well. The Leicaflex SL was reportedly...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-26-2018
Replies: 3,742
Views: 709,920
Posted By mike rosenlof
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/galler...

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/34820/U34820I1448595922.SEQ.0.jpg

Karen. OM-1n 50mm f/1.2
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-26-2018
Replies: 71
Views: 2,557
Posted By mike rosenlof
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/galler...

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/34820/U34820I1501162240.SEQ.0.jpg

Wall Street, New York City, 1999
OM-1n (for sure) 50mm f1.8 (I think).
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-08-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 1,181
Posted By mike rosenlof
I am in the USA, and have never been charged duty...

I am in the USA, and have never been charged duty from Canada or Japan. I think those are the only countries I've bought photo gear from. The highest price was probably about $1800.

I prefer USPS...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-08-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 1,570
Posted By mike rosenlof
Many many newer cameras are not really fixable,...

Many many newer cameras are not really fixable, they get replaced. That's just a side effect of mass production vs. Skilled custom repair work. Given that, I would buy an unrepairable camera if I...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-07-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 1,539
Posted By mike rosenlof
I almost never carry bodies with different film...

I almost never carry bodies with different film types when I go out. Too many variables. I use film box tops, tape, whatever I can attach to a body if it is loaded with anything other than hp5. If...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-07-2018
Replies: 353
Views: 23,322
Posted By mike rosenlof
And now 1.5 years later... Delete om-1, add...

And now 1.5 years later...

Delete om-1, add Leica r6.2, It's just a little more modern and the lenses are better.

Considering replacing one of the view cameras with the Leica m5, but not ready to...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-27-2017
Replies: 53
Views: 4,233
Posted By mike rosenlof
I had the shutter on a 250 C rebuilt a few months...

I had the shutter on a 250 C rebuilt a few months ago. It had been working until I tried the self-timer. It buzzed a bit and froze. No way to unwind the self timer, so it went to the shop. The...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-15-2017
Replies: 433
Views: 32,708
Posted By mike rosenlof
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/34820/U34820I1460379431.SEQ.0.jpg

C330F, 80mm, hp5, tripod, a lot of contrast boost in printing.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 08-08-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 880
Posted By mike rosenlof
I might have to check that book out. I *just*...

I might have to check that book out. I *just* started reading Jim Hughes' biography of Smith. I'm only to the point where he's 19 years old, so can't comment on the book as a whole yet.
Forum: RFF Polls 08-05-2017
Replies: 109
Views: 13,589
Posted By mike rosenlof
Usually with a Barnak, and always with the 75mm...

Usually with a Barnak, and always with the 75mm on the M5. I like the 75mm length a lot.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-02-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 657
Posted By mike rosenlof
The later Mamiya TLRs have a feature that if the...

The later Mamiya TLRs have a feature that if the shutter release (on the body) is held down while winding, it doesn't stop, it just keeps on winding. It makes it easy to finish off a partial roll if...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-30-2017
Replies: 37
Views: 1,504
Posted By mike rosenlof
itso cheaposis Obsessive acquisition of classic...

itso cheaposis Obsessive acquisition of classic film photography objects that now sell for a small fraction of their original price. See GAS. See Mamiya RB 67. And buy it.

Take the Bagoholism...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-27-2017
Replies: 100
Views: 6,099
Posted By mike rosenlof
October 1999, I was visiting New York City for...

October 1999, I was visiting New York City for the first time. This was on Wall Street, I honestly don't remember if the fog is dust or from steam pipes, but scene with the fog along with the masks,...
Forum: Travel 07-27-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 1,419
Posted By mike rosenlof
I had an 0530 flight last saturday out of Denver...

I had an 0530 flight last saturday out of Denver and the precheck line was open when I went through at about 0430.

Denver has also sometimes had the dogs in the standard line, after which it was...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 07-19-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 839
Posted By mike rosenlof
+1. I have used both, either works just fine. ...

+1. I have used both, either works just fine. You can find citric acid powder at the grocery store in the canning supplies.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-18-2017
Replies: 433
Views: 32,708
Posted By mike rosenlof
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/34820/med_U34820I1450796767.SEQ.0.jpg
C330f, 180mm Super, HP5+, Tripod
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 07-15-2017
Replies: 32
Views: 2,610
Posted By mike rosenlof
you can get a pretty decent canon P or 7 for less...

you can get a pretty decent canon P or 7 for less than you're going to spend on *most* bessas. There are reasons for not going that path, but it's worth considering. There's little to go wrong, and...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-15-2017
Replies: 47
Views: 2,193
Posted By mike rosenlof
don't get too dogmatic that a Leica must be hand...

don't get too dogmatic that a Leica must be hand held. If you want to extract the most detail from those lovely lenses, a decent tripod is a big help.

I usually think of 35mm as hand held...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-23-2017
Replies: 240
Views: 81,593
Posted By mike rosenlof
mine is with the white numbers on black aperture...

mine is with the white numbers on black aperture ring, 7514--

I have a short newly purchased heliopan 40.5 screw-in metal hood on it right now.
Forum: Large Format Film RF 05-23-2017
Replies: 119
Views: 6,950
Posted By mike rosenlof
When getting into large format lots of people...

When getting into large format lots of people talk about movements, but in my experience (20 years in LF), you'll use them sparingly. You'll never bend your camera into a pretzel like a lot of ad...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-18-2017
Replies: 258
Views: 35,667
Posted By mike rosenlof
A few years ago I donated all of my Pentax stuff...

A few years ago I donated all of my Pentax stuff (KX bodies (the film kind) and a few lenses) to a school. Now I'm slowly getting some back prompted a lot by the K-01 digital that I like. I've...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-29-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 770
Posted By mike rosenlof
The zone system, to greatly simplify things, is a...

The zone system, to greatly simplify things, is a set of procedures for testing and exposure and development designed to prevent underexposure of your negatives and over development of the same negs....
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-29-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1,433
Posted By mike rosenlof
Yeah, I read this as Mamiya vs. Mamiya. If...

Yeah, I read this as Mamiya vs. Mamiya. If that's what you mean mamiya 6 vs. mamiya 7, differences are small, mostly related to your preference for square vs. rectangle.

If you compare 35mm to...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 03-29-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 896
Posted By mike rosenlof
I agree with improper fixing. Light sensitive...

I agree with improper fixing. Light sensitive silver salts remained in the paper emulsion after fixing and have darkened with light exposure. You can probably halt more change by re-fixing the...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 03-28-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 1,010
Posted By mike rosenlof
For 35mm, I use dedicated film scanner, in my...

For 35mm, I use dedicated film scanner, in my case, a Minolta Scan Dual IV.

For larger negs I have a New-Old-Stock Epson 1680 scanner that's adequate. I use the digital scans like a contact sheet,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-24-2017
Replies: 129
Views: 5,497
Posted By mike rosenlof
Imogen Cunningham

Imogen Cunningham
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-20-2017
Replies: 129
Views: 5,497
Posted By mike rosenlof
The first one I thought of is Walker Evans.

The first one I thought of is Walker Evans.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 03-18-2017
Replies: 39
Views: 2,980
Posted By mike rosenlof
All of the rumors I've heard say "fine" for both....

All of the rumors I've heard say "fine" for both. but I don't think I've used either of these developers that old. A clip test is about zero cost.
Forum: RFF News 03-08-2017
Replies: 59
Views: 9,148
Posted By mike rosenlof
Sturgeon's Law: "Ninety percent of everything is...

Sturgeon's Law: "Ninety percent of everything is crud."
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-07-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 919
Posted By mike rosenlof
I've had a couple of Mamiya TLR lenses act this...

I've had a couple of Mamiya TLR lenses act this way. Shutter service at my local camera repair put it right. He said there was a spider egg sack in one of them, the other was gummed up lubricant.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-25-2017
Replies: 211
Views: 23,723
Posted By mike rosenlof
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/34820/U34820I1477238873.SEQ.1.jpg
Asakusa, October 2016. Zeiss Ikon Ikonta, Ilford Delta 3200. Wide open and as slow as I dared.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-11-2017
Replies: 58
Views: 3,650
Posted By mike rosenlof
don't really have a "kit". The last time I was...

don't really have a "kit". The last time I was out taking photos I carried

Hasselblad 501cm with NC-2 prism
50mm distagon
250mm sonnar
2 film backs hp5 and tmx shot at 1600 and 32...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-06-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 916
Posted By mike rosenlof
I have a beat-up chrome L-1 which I enjoyed...

I have a beat-up chrome L-1 which I enjoyed shooting. And then the shutter failed. Actually the shutter pulls open when winding. The shutter timing seems OK. Haven't looked in to repairing it. In...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-06-2017
Replies: 33
Views: 2,382
Posted By mike rosenlof
That Zorki is very cool. Not sure I would use...

That Zorki is very cool. Not sure I would use it, but I would happily display it.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-06-2017
Replies: 128
Views: 8,430
Posted By mike rosenlof
Hasselblad 500 series. The shutter sound is...

Hasselblad 500 series. The shutter sound is sweet. The mirror and the barn doors, not so much.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-01-2017
Replies: 87
Views: 4,770
Posted By mike rosenlof
I took this in Tokyo, my first time there in nine...

I took this in Tokyo, my first time there in nine years. It was a warm night in early October, and many restaurants and bars in the Asakusa area had tables set up outside.

I like it for the feel of...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-01-2017
Replies: 3,173
Views: 556,926
Posted By mike rosenlof
Ferry Terminal, San Francisco, 2016 Hasselblad...

Ferry Terminal, San Francisco, 2016
Hasselblad 501cm 50mm f/4

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/34820/med_U34820I1483289891.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-01-2017
Replies: 1,725
Views: 320,876
Posted By mike rosenlof
Rainy Evening, San Francisco, 2016 Hasselblad...

Rainy Evening, San Francisco, 2016
Hasselblad 501cm 50mm f/4 HP5+ @1600 wide open and as slow as I dared.

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/34820/med_U34820I1483289892.SEQ.1.jpg
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-10-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 1,168
Posted By mike rosenlof
as said here, you need at least a take=up spool...

as said here, you need at least a take=up spool in the upper chamber.

The other possibility is that the Mamiya TLRs have a feature (the modern ones, like from the 80s at least) that the film just...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-20-2016
Replies: 34
Views: 2,508
Posted By mike rosenlof
Wide open and as slow as you dare. At least with...

Wide open and as slow as you dare. At least with negative film.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 11-19-2016
Replies: 47
Views: 10,018
Posted By mike rosenlof
I've been happy with my eBay purchases from...

I've been happy with my eBay purchases from Japan. Don't put too much into the single word descriptions (mint, excellent) but look at the photos and read the descriptions about scratch, haze,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-15-2016
Replies: 105
Views: 7,069
Posted By mike rosenlof
Maitani is said to have the Leica M in mind when...

Maitani is said to have the Leica M in mind when he designed the Olympus OM-1. As we know it was briefly called the M-1 until Leitz complained. The Pentax MX was designed to be an OM-1 with a cople...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 11-07-2016
Replies: 47
Views: 16,791
Posted By mike rosenlof
I've got more meters than I need. Minolta...

I've got more meters than I need.

Minolta autometer IVf and flashmeter IV, I prefer the autometer. Probably because I've had it longer. I have the reflected light widgit for both.

Gossen! ...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-05-2016
Replies: 40
Views: 5,869
Posted By mike rosenlof
I've bought a couple of things through his store...

I've bought a couple of things through his store on the 'bay. I've been happy.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 11-02-2016
Replies: 1,155
Views: 414,495
Posted By mike rosenlof
Thanks Johnnyrod, I wasn't using a meter, and it...

Thanks Johnnyrod,

I wasn't using a meter, and it was fairly dark. Exposure was probably 1/30 and wide open and hope it was enough. Tweaked the curve in darkTable. The neg has good detail in the...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 11-01-2016
Replies: 1,155
Views: 414,495
Posted By mike rosenlof
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/34820/U34820I1477238873.SEQ.1.jpg

Asakusa, Tokyo

Super Ikonta iv. Delta 3200, HC-110, scanned from neg.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-28-2016
Replies: 83
Views: 10,725
Posted By mike rosenlof
I would decide based on what lenses you have for...

I would decide based on what lenses you have for each, or what lenses you realistically expect to have for each.

These days I think of 35mm bodies as film backs.

oh, good grief. I just noticed...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-23-2016
Replies: 795
Views: 90,384
Posted By mike rosenlof
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/34820/med_U34820I1477238925.SEQ.0.jpg

Akihabara, Tokyo, Zeiss Ikon Super Ikonta iv, 1/30 wide open, delta 3200
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 10-23-2016
Replies: 1,155
Views: 414,495
Posted By mike rosenlof
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/34820/med_U34820I1477238872.SEQ.0.jpg

Zeiss Ikon Super Ikonta iv. Delta 3200
Forum: Optics Theory - 10-22-2016
Replies: 1,841
Views: 1,732,042
Posted By mike rosenlof
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/34820/med_U34820I1474294632.SEQ.0.jpg

Olympus 50mm f/1.2 wide open, TMX, Rodinal
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 10-22-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 2,526
Posted By mike rosenlof
I have a Contina III, the film advance and...

I have a Contina III, the film advance and shutter definitely work with no film loaded. For what that's worth.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-16-2016
Replies: 38
Views: 3,942
Posted By mike rosenlof
it depends on the camera! the non-square formats...

it depends on the camera!

the non-square formats (except revolving back models) pretty much require a prism to be usable.

My MF SLR is square format. I've got a 45 degree prism, but use the WLF...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 10-13-2016
Replies: 54
Views: 5,761
Posted By mike rosenlof
css is correct. haven't used the CL in a while

css is correct. haven't used the CL in a while
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 10-13-2016
Replies: 54
Views: 5,761
Posted By mike rosenlof
I have both of these. If your primary lens is...

I have both of these.

If your primary lens is 50mm, go for the P. It has 50mm framelines, the CL does not.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 10-12-2016
Replies: 3
Views: 920
Posted By mike rosenlof
it's just not *that* different from the 150 I'm...

it's just not *that* different from the 150

I'm sure it's a fine lens (the 180, the 150 certainly is), but the number of situations is small that you might face that the 180 fits and the 150...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-09-2016
Replies: 21
Views: 1,831
Posted By mike rosenlof
Hasselblad 500 series. 120mm Macro

Hasselblad 500 series. 120mm Macro
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 09-27-2016
Replies: 26
Views: 4,722
Posted By mike rosenlof
having never used Aperture or Lightroom, I can't...

having never used Aperture or Lightroom, I can't really comment on either of them. But.. You might find that Darktable, which is an open source "replacement" "knockoff" "pick your description" for...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-25-2016
Replies: 104
Views: 4,384
Posted By mike rosenlof
hasselblad 500 series, 120mm Makro Planar, hp5+

hasselblad 500 series, 120mm Makro Planar, hp5+
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 09-25-2016
Replies: 19
Views: 2,200
Posted By mike rosenlof
one more that you 105mm lens does not cover the...

one more that you 105mm lens does not cover the 4x5 neg adequately. If you run out of coverage with your taking lens, you get underexposed corners (thin on the negative). In the darkroom you have...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-19-2016
Replies: 3,742
Views: 709,920
Posted By mike rosenlof
Kenneth, OM-1n 50mm f/1.2 wide open handheld at...

Kenneth, OM-1n 50mm f/1.2 wide open handheld at 1/15th sec. (elbows braced on the table between us)

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/34820/U34820I1474294632.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Travel 09-16-2016
Replies: 35
Views: 3,455
Posted By mike rosenlof
OK, I have a question for Tokyo regulars. I know...

OK, I have a question for Tokyo regulars. I know Japan pretty well, but don't know the answer to my question.

Pasmo or Suica? For JR in Tokyo To and both subway companies. I'll want to buy at...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-10-2016
Replies: 50
Views: 6,673
Posted By mike rosenlof
I'm fond of TMax 100 shot at 50, dev in Rodinal...

I'm fond of TMax 100 shot at 50, dev in Rodinal 1:50 for about 15 minutes. I'll do something similar with FP4+ also, but I don't recall the dev time off hand.

A lot of the qualities that people...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-07-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 669
Posted By mike rosenlof
I think it's a Pentacon Six, or Praktisix. East...

I think it's a Pentacon Six, or Praktisix. East German 6x6 SLR.

I think.
Forum: Travel 09-05-2016
Replies: 35
Views: 3,455
Posted By mike rosenlof
Tokyo is one of my favorite cities. I speak and...

Tokyo is one of my favorite cities. I speak and read japanese at the "fair" level, so my idea about easy of getting around is skewed.

In the city itself, signage at train and subway stations all...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-31-2016
Replies: 46
Views: 3,557
Posted By mike rosenlof
Tokyo,...

Tokyo, 2001

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/34820/med_U34820I1416080467.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: RFF Polls 08-24-2016
Replies: 53
Views: 4,026
Posted By mike rosenlof
with rare exceptions, hp5+ for everything from...

with rare exceptions, hp5+ for everything from 35mm to 8x10
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 08-23-2016
Replies: 28
Views: 4,929
Posted By mike rosenlof
I have owned both the ii and the iii, in opposite...

I have owned both the ii and the iii, in opposite order. I think you should make your decision based on the condition of the camera you can find and not prefer one model over the other. The lenses...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-19-2016
Replies: 353
Views: 23,322
Posted By mike rosenlof
in no particular order Hasselblad 500...

in no particular order

Hasselblad 500 series
Mamiya C330f
Arca Swiss f-line classic
KB Canham wood 5x7
Olympus OM-1
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-15-2016
Replies: 126
Views: 9,001
Posted By mike rosenlof
You could almost say "Any film camera"...

You could almost say "Any film camera" almost.

But the first thing I thought of is

Mamiya TLR

especially the 220, it's the economy little brother to the fancier 330 but takes the same lenses...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-02-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 5,225
Posted By mike rosenlof
ok, another couple of opinions: I agree with...

ok, another couple of opinions:

I agree with whoever said that the blue dot on the shutter cocking arm is meaningless. I'm tempted to get some nail polish and make some red or green dot lenses. ...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-02-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 5,225
Posted By mike rosenlof
I've been a C330f user since 1982. It was my...

I've been a C330f user since 1982. It was my primary camera for at least 12 years, but it still gets used.

Lots of good info here. Just a few comments on my part.

My copy of the 105 D (just...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 07-17-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 1,371
Posted By mike rosenlof
I bought a new-old-stock Epson 1680 scanner off...

I bought a new-old-stock Epson 1680 scanner off the bay a year ago and use it for 120 through 8x10. I hesitate to call it great, but it's pretty good. I use it mostly for my "proof sheets" as I'm...
Forum: Travel 06-30-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 1,166
Posted By mike rosenlof
what to do depends a lot on your interests. here...

what to do depends a lot on your interests. here are some of my suggestions assuming Tokyo the whole time:

Asakusa, Sensoji (Buddhist temple) lots of traditional (or faux traditional) goods in the...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 06-26-2016
Replies: 22
Views: 2,517
Posted By mike rosenlof
I'm watching (and enjoying!) the documentary...

I'm watching (and enjoying!) the documentary linked in #8 above. If you do the Amazon Prime thing, it's available there at better image quality. Fascinating stuff!
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-09-2016
Replies: 113
Views: 25,526
Posted By mike rosenlof
OK, it's a 7 year old thread. I have no idea...

OK, it's a 7 year old thread. I have no idea what aperture I made this photo at. It was probably fairly close to wide open. It's the Heliar on an Olympus Pen digital something. Hand held. "The...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-08-2016
Replies: 81
Views: 5,509
Posted By mike rosenlof
After using Mamiya TLRs since the early 80s, and...

After using Mamiya TLRs since the early 80s, and a decent bit of large format since then also, I picked up a Hasselblad a few years ago.

I had to reach the back of the lens cocking lever once on the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-05-2016
Replies: 28
Views: 2,297
Posted By mike rosenlof
With something like this, the first question is...

With something like this, the first question is edge markings on the film or no? If yes, you got no exposure, shutter, lenscap, something. If no, the developing was messed up. Fixer first, bad...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-03-2016
Replies: 148
Views: 11,701
Posted By mike rosenlof
I have too many cameras, and like to use all of...

I have too many cameras, and like to use all of them, but if I'm doing something that I care about getting nice photos and getting right, there are a few that I turn to.

Bonded:

Yashica TL...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-30-2016
Replies: 3
Views: 821
Posted By mike rosenlof
http://www.grafikogfoto.dk/photographical/rollei_s...

http://www.grafikogfoto.dk/photographical/rollei_slx.html

The text there implies that the SLX lenses are compatible with the 6000 series Rollei bodies. Call that a "maybe", but maybe there's a body...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-29-2016
Replies: 91
Views: 16,800
Posted By mike rosenlof
Summicron-R. New...

Summicron-R. New Orleans.

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/34820/med_U34820I1461918611.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-25-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 1,389
Posted By mike rosenlof
When developing 35mm, I do a final rinse in...

When developing 35mm, I do a final rinse in distilled water (and a couple of drops of Photo-flow) and find that I have fewer problems with drying spots on the film. We don't have hard water here,...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-11-2016
Replies: 33
Views: 2,294
Posted By mike rosenlof
On the beach in Maui. Mamiya TLR. 80mm, I...

On the beach in Maui. Mamiya TLR. 80mm, I think.

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/34820/U34820I1460379431.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-07-2016
Replies: 117
Views: 22,959
Posted By mike rosenlof
I have the 50, 80, 150 set plus a 250 that needs...

I have the 50, 80, 150 set plus a 250 that needs shutter repair. I use the 80 and 150 about equally, much less for the other two. If I had to go out with only one lens, it would be the 150 and an...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 04-07-2016
Replies: 16
Views: 1,621
Posted By mike rosenlof
I use DarkTable which is an open source program...

I use DarkTable which is an open source program to be sort of LightRoom. I use the export function, set the max dimensions to 800x800 .jpg

To post here, I upload to my gallery here, then copy the...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 03-09-2016
Replies: 676
Sticky: 6x9 photos Only
Views: 241,231
Posted By mike rosenlof
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/34820/U34820I1457533863.SEQ.0.jpg

American River, near Sacramento, California

Fuji GW690ii, Delta 400, tripod.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-23-2016
Replies: 19
Views: 3,923
Posted By mike rosenlof
My Japanese isn't great, and declining, but that...

My Japanese isn't great, and declining, but that press release says little more than "here's 35mm film, iso 100 and 400, develop in the usual suspects.".
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-09-2016
Replies: 211
Views: 23,723
Posted By mike rosenlof
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/34820/U34820I1455051974.SEQ.0.jpg

Taken in 2007. Yamagata Prefecture.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-05-2016
Replies: 45
Views: 3,884
Posted By mike rosenlof
Moving back to Leica and patents, one story I've...

Moving back to Leica and patents, one story I've heard is that Zeiss held the patent(s) for a durable lens coating. German patents were not invalidated within Germany, so Leitz had to use a less...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-23-2016
Replies: 34
Views: 4,176
Posted By mike rosenlof
My R6.2 does something like this at 1/250. It's...

My R6.2 does something like this at 1/250. It's even mentioned as normal in the manual.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-22-2016
Replies: 211
Views: 23,723
Posted By mike rosenlof
Not sure which station. Tokyo late 2001. ...

Not sure which station. Tokyo late 2001. Olympus OM-1n; 100mm f/2.8; transparency film.

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/34820/U34820I1453521318.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-21-2016
Replies: 211
Views: 23,723
Posted By mike rosenlof
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/34820/U34820I1416080467.SEQ.0.jpg

Flea market, Tokyo, late 2000. Olympus, OM-1, 100mm/2.8, some sort of transparency film.
Forum: RFF News 01-08-2016
Replies: 29
Views: 6,168
Posted By mike rosenlof
Another new movie -- kind of a polar opposite to...

Another new movie -- kind of a polar opposite to SW -- "Carol" shot on Super 16mm.

Lovely movie, period piece set at the 1952 of the original novel. Many good things to say about it.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-08-2016
Replies: 585
Views: 85,986
Posted By mike rosenlof
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/34820/U34820I1452288748.SEQ.0.jpg

Santa Fe, New Mexico, 2015
I mostly strive for sharpness, but sometimes blur works.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-31-2015
Replies: 677
Views: 50,331
Posted By mike rosenlof
Just saw this. "Sliced Pickled Beets". Maybe...

Just saw this. "Sliced Pickled Beets".

Maybe not photography-specific, but I think some of the worst words anywhere.
Forum: Argus RF 12-14-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 9,603
Posted By mike rosenlof
Read the review of this in, I think, The New...

Read the review of this in, I think, The New Yorker. It's not in wide release, which means "not in Colorado". Now I have an extra reason to see it. :)

My first "real" camera was a C3. I used it...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 12-06-2015
Replies: 133
Views: 33,851
Posted By mike rosenlof
My favorite is the LTM 75. It fits the way I see...

My favorite is the LTM 75. It fits the way I see very well, and it's a good lens.

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/34820/U34820I1409232348.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 12-02-2015
Replies: 43
Views: 3,917
Posted By mike rosenlof
Yes, this is key. Second question is the budget....

Yes, this is key. Second question is the budget. There are lots of good options. And many bargains these days.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-02-2015
Replies: 314
Views: 70,774
Posted By mike rosenlof
I liked to combination of textures, frames in the...

I liked to combination of textures, frames in the frame, reflections, and stuff seen through the windows. Elmarit-R 90mm on a Leicaflex...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 11-30-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 1,915
Posted By mike rosenlof
I immediately recognized the name on the front...

I immediately recognized the name on the front page. I too have benefited from his Phenidone-C formulas. The paper developer I mixed up over the Thanksgiving break is a descendant.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 11-26-2015
Replies: 923
Views: 223,545
Posted By mike rosenlof
Baldwin Beach, Maui 2015. Mamiya TLR, Super-Sekor...

Baldwin Beach, Maui 2015.
Mamiya TLR, Super-Sekor 180mm, Delta 400

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/34820/U34820I1448596575.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-26-2015
Replies: 3,742
Views: 709,920
Posted By mike rosenlof
50mm f/1.2 wide open or pretty close to it. ...

50mm f/1.2 wide open or pretty close to it. OM-1n. HP5+

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/34820/U34820I1448595922.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-10-2015
Replies: 59
Views: 4,181
Posted By mike rosenlof
Just got back from 1.5 weeks in Hawaii. I took a...

Just got back from 1.5 weeks in Hawaii. I took a Mamiya C330f with 55,80,135,180mm lenses, tripod, 10 rolls Delta 400. And an Olympus digital point and shoot for the times I didn't want the Mamiya....
Forum: RFF Polls 11-02-2015
Replies: 107
Views: 20,698
Posted By mike rosenlof
I have a small number, three or four, on the...

I have a small number, three or four, on the walls right now. They're in bedrooms or office, not in the "public" areas. Oops, maybe one of my son. Maybe. I'm not at home right now to confirm. I...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 10-23-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 3,373
Posted By mike rosenlof
Your photos don't show up, but I'll make some...

Your photos don't show up, but I'll make some general comments.

Did you make a test print? Exposing bands at increasing time? It's impossible to say that 30 sec f/8 is correct with no other info. ...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-09-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 2,283
Posted By mike rosenlof
It's the Original "standard" leicaflex with the...

It's the Original "standard" leicaflex with the non TTL CDS meter on the prism front that has the non-focusing screen. I have one, the viewfinder is lovely but easy to overlook the out of focus spot...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-08-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 2,595
Posted By mike rosenlof
1:10 on a 35mm camera gives you a subject size of...

1:10 on a 35mm camera gives you a subject size of 24x36 cm or about 9.5 x 14 inches. That's a tight head shot. 1:15 gets you about 14 x 21 inches.

You're probably not going to do an environmental...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-02-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 2,696
Posted By mike rosenlof
Manhattan, 1999 OM-1 Zuiko 50mm...

Manhattan, 1999 OM-1 Zuiko 50mm f/1.8

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/34820/U34820I1443848636.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-28-2015
Replies: 3,587
Views: 907,981
Posted By mike rosenlof
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/34820/U34820I1443492397.SEQ.0.jpg

Mangoes. 5x7 neg, "scanned" with a Pentax K-01 and macro lens (100mm SMC Takumar).
Forum: RFF Polls 09-28-2015
Replies: 154
Views: 31,671
Posted By mike rosenlof
BW film only, but if I'm traveling with my wife,...

BW film only, but if I'm traveling with my wife, she'll have color digital that I can borrow if I need to. I do better to keep my head in one direction. That color stuff is hard.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-22-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 559
Posted By mike rosenlof
Flash sync cable. The two bladed is often called...

Flash sync cable. The two bladed is often called 'household' and is relatively common on studio strobes. The round end is for the sync terminal on the camera. Most likely at least, it could also...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 09-22-2015
Replies: 676
Sticky: 6x9 photos Only
Views: 241,231
Posted By mike rosenlof
Both from a Fuji GW...

Both from a Fuji GW 690ii
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/34820/U34820I1442928632.SEQ.1.jpg

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/34820/U34820I1442928631.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-16-2015
Replies: 2,011
Views: 603,807
Posted By mike rosenlof
Mamiya C330, 180mm Super. Ilford...

Mamiya C330, 180mm Super. Ilford FP4+

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/34820/med_U34820I1442444655.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 09-10-2015
Replies: 38
Views: 3,609
Posted By mike rosenlof
I'm pretty sure the odometer counts how many...

I'm pretty sure the odometer counts how many times (divided by 10) the shutter has been released, not number of rolls of film (8 on the 6x9, 10 for 6x7, I guess 9 for 6x8).

The cameras are pretty...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-03-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 17,405
Posted By mike rosenlof
Interesting. Yup, the 330 screens are smooth...

Interesting. Yup, the 330 screens are smooth side up. I figured the fresnel side was probably correct. I have not had focus issues.

thanks for the info!
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-03-2015
Replies: 42
Views: 3,291
Posted By mike rosenlof
I still suspect shutter curtain. I have one (or...

I still suspect shutter curtain. I have one (or at least one) camera with a pinhole in the fabric shutter. I can't find it by inspection. I know approximately where it is from the position on the...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-03-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 17,405
Posted By mike rosenlof
The focus feels smoother on my 220F also. It...

The focus feels smoother on my 220F also. It could just be my camera, or it could be that focus doesn't have to push that parallax indicator around or the connection to the shutter release on the...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-03-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 17,405
Posted By mike rosenlof
on the C220F at least, and I presume the non-f...

on the C220F at least, and I presume the non-f version also, nothing prevents you from cocking the shutter again and having another exposure.

You wind the film and it stops at the next frame. ...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-10-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 4,480
Posted By mike rosenlof
Trying out new cameras is a lot of fun. I have...

Trying out new cameras is a lot of fun. I have certainly done so!

Nikon makes some very nice lenses and the FM series are all fine cameras. But so is the Pentax MX and Pentax made a lot of very...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 08-07-2015
Replies: 36
Views: 5,445
Posted By mike rosenlof
Here's a good way to process sheet film, I've...

Here's a good way to process sheet film, I've usee it for years for 4x5 5x7 and 8x10 with different sized tubes.

http://www.davidkachel.com/assets/trayproc.htm

You don't need to make huge prints...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-10-2015
Replies: 118
Views: 14,845
Posted By mike rosenlof
Nikkormat - any of the full manual...

Nikkormat - any of the full manual versions
Mamiya TLR - especially the later ones 330f/s
Crown Graphic - any of the ones with a Graflock back
Nearly any 4x5 monorail made after about 1960
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-05-2015
Replies: 68
Views: 5,918
Posted By mike rosenlof
Remember your high school English teacher saying...

Remember your high school English teacher saying "don't tell, show"?

I think photos can show a story. The photo of the Hindenberg zeplin burning. It shows a story. "This airship caught fire and...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-02-2015
Replies: 46
Views: 4,166
Posted By mike rosenlof
I'll add one more thing. In the US, the bride...

I'll add one more thing. In the US, the bride and her mother are usually the "boss" of the whole wedding planning. Have a good long talk with the boss people whoever they are and communicate your...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-02-2015
Replies: 46
Views: 4,166
Posted By mike rosenlof
I did a wedding once as the official...

I did a wedding once as the official photographer. It was hard work, stressful, and kind of fun. Results of the ceremony and group poses were good. I think the candids at the reception were less...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-27-2015
Replies: 165
Views: 14,708
Posted By mike rosenlof
Rollei 35S. Maybe too small, maybe scale...

Rollei 35S. Maybe too small, maybe scale focusing. I knew those things when I bought it. Great lens. Maybe but it's still only 35mm. I knew that too. Still have it, I guess I should pull it out...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 02-25-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 1,956
Posted By mike rosenlof
most filters for variable contrast paper go above...

most filters for variable contrast paper go above the negative. You can do VC filtration with a colorhead. A paper safe is convenient, but you can use the paper's packaging.

Ansel Adams timed his...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 02-10-2015
Replies: 43
Views: 7,324
Posted By mike rosenlof
If you have the room for it, I recommend a 4x5...

If you have the room for it, I recommend a 4x5 enlarger. They're usually more sturdy, more even light.

I have a LPL / Saunders 4x5. Very nice. Harder to find on the used market, but they...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-03-2015
Replies: 38
Views: 3,942
Posted By mike rosenlof
Hasselblad 501cm and Mamiya TLR. WLF for both...

Hasselblad 501cm and Mamiya TLR. WLF for both since they're square format. I have a prism for the Mamiya and hardly ever use it. If I had a 645, I would want a prism or I would never take a...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 01-22-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,551
Posted By mike rosenlof
Provided the rangefinder itself is in good...

Provided the rangefinder itself is in good condition. A rangefinder camera is usually easier to focus in low light than an SLR.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-14-2015
Replies: 268
Views: 65,430
Posted By mike rosenlof
Pentax K-01 SMC Takumar 100mm f/4...

Pentax K-01 SMC Takumar 100mm f/4 macro

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/34820/U34820I1421246454.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-10-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 5,891
Posted By mike rosenlof
I do love old mechanical things. For me there is...

I do love old mechanical things. For me there is a certain amount of joy that I get from using a nice camera body, and I've got too many of them. But the lens is vastly more important for the...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 12-07-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,292
Posted By mike rosenlof
Agree with Johnwolf. You need to push against a...

Agree with Johnwolf. You need to push against a little bit of resistance and if I'm recalling correctly, it will finally take the film holder from you.

All of this with it turned on and vueScan...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-15-2014
Replies: 90
Views: 7,970
Posted By mike rosenlof
Flea Market, Tokyo, 2001 OM-1,...

Flea Market, Tokyo, 2001 OM-1, 100mm/2.8

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/34820/U34820I1416080467.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 11-13-2014
Replies: 1
Views: 847
Posted By mike rosenlof
The E.P. means that it was sold in the US...

The E.P. means that it was sold in the US "exchange post" system. Stores for the military service members and their families.

They don't seem to be any more or less rare/desirable than the unmarked...
Forum: Optics Theory - 10-17-2014
Replies: 82
Views: 288,391
Posted By mike rosenlof
In the darkroom, I routinely do some edge burning...

In the darkroom, I routinely do some edge burning on my prints, or more accurately center-dodging. The key is to keep it subtle. Nudge the attention of the viewer gently.

I think the example in...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 09-24-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 2,451
Posted By mike rosenlof
I have no experience with either the DP2 or the...

I have no experience with either the DP2 or the v750, but I think you'll be happier with the scanner. The big difficulty with the camera is getting the camera and the slide perfectly aligned,...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 09-24-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 1,253
Posted By mike rosenlof
With CdS meters, the light sensor is a cell that...

With CdS meters, the light sensor is a cell that changes resistance when exposed to light. The resistance is the highest when dark so it's very much like a switch in the 'off' position.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 09-24-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,437
Posted By mike rosenlof
One thing worth pointing out is that this...

One thing worth pointing out is that this includes a flash that connects with that non-standard flash sync connector rail thingy. Those are really hard to find. Some of the price is there. Still,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-19-2014
Replies: 147
Views: 34,928
Posted By mike rosenlof
+1 on the wetting agent. I keep photo-flow in a...

+1 on the wetting agent. I keep photo-flow in a dropper bottle that makes very small drops. two or three of them max into one liter of wash water.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-19-2014
Replies: 133
Views: 12,355
Posted By mike rosenlof
Central Park,...

Central Park, 2009

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/34820/U34820I1411147482.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-19-2014
Replies: 176
Views: 24,056
Posted By mike rosenlof
As somebody said about 16 hours before me. "I...

As somebody said about 16 hours before me. "I get it, I like it. Will I buy one? Unlikely"

I think this is very cool, an M3 (ok, maybe an M2) that's not 50+ years old.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 09-13-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 8,787
Posted By mike rosenlof
I can collapse a Summitar on mine. I think the...

I can collapse a Summitar on mine. I think the VF is OK. The rangefinder is great, but the framelines are only OK. The only foam seals it needs are two little squares at the top and bottom of the...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-04-2014
Replies: 615
Views: 141,234
Posted By mike rosenlof
Wide open. Canon 7Sz. ...

Wide open. Canon 7Sz. HP5+

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/34820/U34820I1409846156.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 09-02-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 3,748
Posted By mike rosenlof
Nylon buckles from Filson? I'm shocked! I like...

Nylon buckles from Filson? I'm shocked! I like Filson's stuff, and this *is* a great price.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-30-2014
Replies: 70
Views: 9,880
Posted By mike rosenlof
Voigtlander 75mm f/2.5 Color Heliar. Also a nice...

Voigtlander 75mm f/2.5 Color Heliar. Also a nice lens.

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/34820/U34820I1409451263.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: RFF Polls 08-28-2014
Replies: 101
Views: 11,574
Posted By mike rosenlof
Not sure what the unit of those numbers in the...

Not sure what the unit of those numbers in the poll.

I buy 35mm and 120 usualy 10 rolls at a time. I buy boxes of sheet film as I need them. So I have a few around, but weeks or months supply, not...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 08-28-2014
Replies: 57
Views: 9,972
Posted By mike rosenlof
HP5+ http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/ga...

HP5+
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/34820/med_U34820I1409232348.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-28-2014
Replies: 41
Views: 4,723
Posted By mike rosenlof
Emily and Karen near Hana, Maui in March...

Emily and Karen near Hana, Maui in March 2014.

HP5, e.i. 200, HC-110 (clone by Legacy Pro) 1:50 11 Min 18 deg...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 08-22-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 5,899
Posted By mike rosenlof
the Voigtlander VC-II is a nice little meter to...

the Voigtlander VC-II is a nice little meter to mount on the accessory shoe.

how much panoramic photography do you want to do? You can always crop 120.

I have the GW690III and its hood is...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 08-18-2014
Replies: 105
Views: 6,311
Posted By mike rosenlof
Keithp...

Keithp (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/usersummary.php?uid=23855)

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Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 08-16-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 1,534
Posted By mike rosenlof
I have met someone whose project for BM is to set...

I have met someone whose project for BM is to set up a photography studio. He uses (at last I heard) an RB-67. He said he just plans on a CLA after the event. I think he normally took two bodies.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 08-12-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,931
Posted By mike rosenlof
I have a bottom load Canon and a Leotax. I am...

I have a bottom load Canon and a Leotax. I am never in a hurry when using these cameras, so have never felt a need for a trigger winder. I go for smaller size lenses with these bodies also.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-14-2014
Replies: 175
Views: 31,242
Posted By mike rosenlof
I'm really not sure all this talk about developer...

I'm really not sure all this talk about developer choices and techniques is really the answer. Good light and good composition are much more important, so is good printing (or scanning/post).

With...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 07-14-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 971
Posted By mike rosenlof
The left and right photos look exactly like not...

The left and right photos look exactly like not enough developer. The center photo is a bit less clear to me. If you have a plastic tank with the reel sliding up and down on a center post, it's...
Forum: RFF Polls 05-20-2014
Replies: 63
Views: 3,869
Posted By mike rosenlof
I few years for a trip to Japan I carried only a...

I few years for a trip to Japan I carried only a 100mm on an OM-1. It worked well for me.

Hawaii this year was with a CV 75mm on an old Leotax. I think there was only one situation that I wished...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 05-14-2014
Replies: 2,404
Views: 349,158
Posted By mike rosenlof
In the last few weeks: Trajectories: A Half...

In the last few weeks:

Trajectories: A Half Century of Portraits by Martha Casanave

here far away by pentti sammallahti
Forum: Other RF 05-13-2014
Replies: 54
Views: 7,302
Posted By mike rosenlof
Robert Adams too.

Robert Adams too.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-12-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 2,408
Posted By mike rosenlof
How about the Mamiya Auto...

How about the Mamiya Auto XTL

http://www.cameraquest.com/mamyaxtl.htm
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-10-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 778
Posted By mike rosenlof
I use the Legacy Pro rapid fixer. It's fine. ...

I use the Legacy Pro rapid fixer. It's fine. Even with shipping it's cheap enough that I have recently started to use it sort of one-shot.

Three-shot I guess is more accurate. I've used a two...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-10-2014
Replies: 49
Views: 5,985
Posted By mike rosenlof
Most of the widely available chemistry for B/W...

Most of the widely available chemistry for B/W processing is not seriously toxic.

Some people have or develop allergic reactions to developing agents (I think Metol is particularly common). No...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-10-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 3,454
Posted By mike rosenlof
I voted based on the number of prints in each...

I voted based on the number of prints in each type of collection. Pretty much considering color and B/W and different media, my thinking as follows.

Portfolio: you want to show everything you can...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 01-31-2014
Replies: 64
Views: 4,511
Posted By mike rosenlof
"Anywhere is Walking Distance If You Have Enough...

"Anywhere is Walking Distance If You Have Enough Time"

a few years ago I gave my scientist wife "If We Knew What We Were Doing, It Wouldn't Be Called Research, Would It?" She never wore it.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-31-2014
Replies: 3,801
Views: 316,019
Posted By mike rosenlof
within reach and loaded: Oly OM-1n 35/2.8 on...

within reach and loaded:

Oly OM-1n 35/2.8 on the camera
Fuji GW690
one sheet of 8x10 in a holder, not exactly carrying the camera right now, but ready to go, 460 (450?) Apo-Nikkor in barrel

HP5...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-15-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 2,878
Posted By mike rosenlof
They're both fine cameras, and I think the choice...

They're both fine cameras, and I think the choice is more personal preference than technical. I would give an edge to the Pentax lenses, but the Zuiko 50/1.8 is awfully good too. If you're shooting...
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 01-12-2014
Replies: 115
Views: 29,820
Posted By mike rosenlof
I have a few Canon RFs, IIS2, L1, P, 7sz I am...

I have a few Canon RFs, IIS2, L1, P, 7sz

I am quite fond of the IIS2, I think it's that model, 1/500 top speed, both X and FP sync, shutter with modern speed progression. I use it with the VF mag at...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-12-2014
Replies: 314
Views: 86,491
Posted By mike rosenlof
Minolta Scan Dual IV I also wet print, but...

Minolta Scan Dual IV

I also wet print, but mostly larger format negs. 35mm ends up mostly digital for me.
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