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Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 01-17-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 5,010
Posted By MelanieC
Zeiss Ikon review

A friend of mine just posted a review of the Zeiss Ikon. There won't be anything new for anyone who reads this forum (most likely) but it's interesting as it comes from the perspective of someone...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-07-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 866
Posted By MelanieC
curating very old negatives

My husband and I were given some very old 35mm negatives (1920s, 1930s) and some glass plate negatives (same vintage, I think) to arrange and digitize. Some of the 35mm negatives are already cut up...
Forum: Olympus RF 12-16-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 5,389
Posted By MelanieC
thanks

Thanks guys -- it's a nice camera and it should be in the hands of someone who will actually use it. It's in great shape and the meter is accurate if used with an adapted Wein cell. Am also...
Forum: Olympus RF 12-16-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 5,389
Posted By MelanieC
Olympus 35 SPn value

Hi,

Long time no see.

I am trying to figure out how much my Olympus 35 SPn is worth, but the paucity of eBay auctions and general rarity of the camera itself is making it difficult to determine a...
Forum: RFF News 12-11-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 2,122
Posted By MelanieC
I'm pleased to have the opportunity to keep up...

I'm pleased to have the opportunity to keep up with your photography through your blog. Looks great to me.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 09-06-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 2,384
Posted By MelanieC
Yup. Definitely a purse. The Timbuk2 bag I...

Yup. Definitely a purse.

The Timbuk2 bag I carry as a purse (it is an XS messenger bag) looks more manly than that.

I like that Swing thing as a purse -- if they still made it I'd check it out for...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-28-2007
Replies: 59
Views: 3,050
Posted By MelanieC
Lagotto Romagnolo? That's a new breed to me. ...

Lagotto Romagnolo? That's a new breed to me. Related to Spanish Water Dogs and Portuguese Water Dogs perhaps?
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-28-2007
Replies: 59
Views: 3,050
Posted By MelanieC
Here are Solo and...

Here are Solo and Fly:

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1440/874149308_184b68f462.jpg

And me with my first dog, Harley, who was the Coolest Dog Ever. She was the anthro department mascot in grad...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 08-27-2007
Replies: 22
Views: 2,293
Posted By MelanieC
I had the D-Lux 3, loved it. It was stolen. I...

I had the D-Lux 3, loved it. It was stolen.

I replaced it with an LX2. No difference except it doesn't look as cool. I guess if I REALLY really looked I MIGHT be able to see a difference in the...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-25-2007
Replies: 32
Views: 14,331
Posted By MelanieC
Glad to hear, Patrick! I really like the size of...

Glad to hear, Patrick!

I really like the size of this bag. I can get what I need into it and it's not so big that it makes me look ridiculous. Also, it matches my outfits.

Why do you need two?
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-18-2007
Replies: 32
Views: 14,331
Posted By MelanieC
Hi Samuel, it's not big enough to hold a laptop,...

Hi Samuel, it's not big enough to hold a laptop, unless you have one of those ultra-tiny laptops, and there is no space to put a laptop sleeve in it either so you'd have to stuff it into a pocket. ...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-17-2007
Replies: 32
Views: 14,331
Posted By MelanieC
It's black. The olive one is sort of a silvery...

It's black. The olive one is sort of a silvery green from the photos I've seen. It's a cool color but it just isn't me; probably 75%+ of my clothes are black, so...

The strap clips on and off so...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-16-2007
Replies: 2,011
Views: 603,747
Posted By MelanieC
This is still one of my favorites. It was on the...

This is still one of my favorites. It was on the first roll I put through my Rolleiflex 2.8F, which was also the first roll of film my Rollei had seen in over 30...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-16-2007
Replies: 32
Views: 14,331
Posted By MelanieC
I think the compass is kind of silly, but I do...

I think the compass is kind of silly, but I do agree having one can be useful -- I have one attached to my regular messenger bag (the one I carry as a purse) and I never read a street map without...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-16-2007
Replies: 32
Views: 14,331
Posted By MelanieC
B2, The strap attachment does not go all the way...

B2,

The strap attachment does not go all the way around the bottom of the bag. It is sewn to a loop of webbing that is reinforced by another patch of webbing sewn to the side of the bag...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-15-2007
Replies: 32
Views: 14,331
Posted By MelanieC
Not sure. I don't have it with me at the lab so...

Not sure. I don't have it with me at the lab so I'll have to get back to you. I think it does; but given the size of the bag, unless you filled it with anvils, it would be difficult to load it down...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-15-2007
Replies: 32
Views: 14,331
Posted By MelanieC
Mine was only $39.95, plus shipping. The way I...

Mine was only $39.95, plus shipping. The way I looked at it, I was buying two inserts and getting the bag for free.

All they need to do is change the logo and they'll have a pretty handsome bag. ...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-15-2007
Replies: 32
Views: 14,331
Posted By MelanieC
Naneu Pro "Military Ops" Lima

First impressions:

Size is excellent for two camera bodies and some accessories. Not suitable for toting the kitchen sink. Perfect size for me, as I am small. I can easily fit a Rolleiflex 2.8F,...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-15-2007
Replies: 40
Views: 5,109
Posted By MelanieC
The Lima bag is here. So far, I like it but I...

The Lima bag is here. So far, I like it but I haven't toted it around yet. I'll put up some pictures tomorrow. Right now I have it loaded up with a Rollei + accessories, an M3 with 50mm Summicron...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-13-2007
Replies: 40
Views: 5,109
Posted By MelanieC
How about the Tenba insert? Much cheaper. Maybe...

How about the Tenba insert? Much cheaper. Maybe too small?

http://www.adorama.com/TBPP12.html

It's shown in a large case but could go into a bag.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-12-2007
Replies: 40
Views: 5,109
Posted By MelanieC
Those Saddleback bags are gorgeous, especially...

Those Saddleback bags are gorgeous, especially for someone who has spent a lot of time around horses and loves the smell of good leather, like me. But I bet they're really heavy and I have a real...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-12-2007
Replies: 129
Views: 9,420
Posted By MelanieC
As far as I can tell the main difference is that...

As far as I can tell the main difference is that on PBase, no one looks at your photos. There is no real facility for people to communicate with each other or find others with common interests as...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-08-2007
Replies: 40
Views: 5,109
Posted By MelanieC
It's the lazy sleepy tongue! My dogs both work,...

It's the lazy sleepy tongue!

My dogs both work, but we are only weekend warriors. One trials and the other is perpetually "in...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-08-2007
Replies: 43
Views: 4,299
Posted By MelanieC
I have one. I love...

I have one. I love it.

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/243/459298944_c943277898.jpg
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-08-2007
Replies: 40
Views: 5,109
Posted By MelanieC
My largest Timbuk2 bag is a medium, so the front...

My largest Timbuk2 bag is a medium, so the front pocket is not large enough for my rangefinder.

It does seem that the Crumpler medium "bucket" insert would fit my Timbuk2 bag perfectly and I'm not...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-05-2007
Replies: 40
Views: 5,109
Posted By MelanieC
Well, I just ordered the Naneu Pro Lima in black...

Well, I just ordered the Naneu Pro Lima in black from Amazon.com (the only place that seems to have black in stock and is not some operation I have never heard of). At the price ($39.95) it's a...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-05-2007
Replies: 40
Views: 5,109
Posted By MelanieC
Whoa, wait a minute. I had never seen the...

Whoa, wait a minute.

I had never seen the Naneu Pro "Military Ops" line. The Tango is a bit large for my needs, but the Lima looks like it might be perfect -- it looks cool (enough), the inserts...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-05-2007
Replies: 40
Views: 5,109
Posted By MelanieC
EVERY insert available

OK, I swore I would NEVER start a bag thread and this makes two in the last few days.

It has been established that I hate every camera bag on the market for reasons of awkward design, outlandish...
Forum: Off Topic 08-05-2007
Replies: 30
Views: 2,001
Posted By MelanieC
Heh. That bag is butt ugly no matter what you...

Heh. That bag is butt ugly no matter what you spray paint on it. And it has those terrible clip fasteners on the straps. Who came up with those? Plastic quick release buckles, please!
Forum: Off Topic 08-05-2007
Replies: 30
Views: 2,001
Posted By MelanieC
Well, to be perfectly fair, one of the demands...

Well, to be perfectly fair, one of the demands this line addresses is for a photographic bag that is attractive and fashionable. There's a reason I don't own any "real" camera bags, and I'm not even...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-05-2007
Replies: 43
Views: 4,299
Posted By MelanieC
What an awesome idea. I am totally getting one...

What an awesome idea. I am totally getting one of those LowePro lens cases for my 2.8F. I tried a large chalk bag, but it's kind of a tight squeeze and makes me nervous.

Thanks!
Forum: Off Topic 08-05-2007
Replies: 30
Views: 2,001
Posted By MelanieC
Apparently that's exactly what...

Apparently that's exactly what...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-04-2007
Replies: 31
Views: 5,040
Posted By MelanieC
yes, it's another bag thread (TLR this time)

TLR. What do you carry yours in? Yes, given that they have fixed lenses and usually not that many accessories this may seem like a brain-dead question, but bear with me please. I am not a fondler,...
Forum: Off Topic 08-04-2007
Replies: 30
Views: 2,001
Posted By MelanieC
It looks nice, but I don't really get it. I like...

It looks nice, but I don't really get it.

I like that it lies closer to the body than most camera bags, but with no larger pockets to hold a camera (it looks like it's meant to hold only lenses --...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-18-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 2,106
Posted By MelanieC
Go Iggles!

Go Iggles!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-16-2007
Replies: 173
Views: 10,361
Posted By MelanieC
So am I -- I didn't live in West Philly for years...

So am I -- I didn't live in West Philly for years for nothin' -- and I still got mugged when I went back to visit Philadelphia. Lost two cameras. Sometimes there's just nothing you can do. I am...
Forum: Other RF 07-16-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 1,010
Posted By MelanieC
Hmmm. The battery is brand new though. I'll...

Hmmm. The battery is brand new though. I'll check the connections. Thanks!
Forum: Other RF 07-16-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 1,010
Posted By MelanieC
Polaroid Automatic 230 woes

Is shutter failure a common problem with Land cameras?

I went through one color pack of Fuji FP100C using my mother's old Automatic 230 with good (if slightly dark) results.

Then I loaded it up...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-15-2007
Replies: 65
Views: 2,514
Posted By MelanieC
Usenet rules. Or used to, before it got killed...

Usenet rules. Or used to, before it got killed by spam, competition from online fora like this one, and Google Groups.

Anyway, I wanted to learn how to use my dad's old Leica. I went to Photo.net...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-14-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 2,106
Posted By MelanieC
I see a McNabb jersey!

I see a McNabb jersey!
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 07-12-2007
Replies: 24
Views: 3,027
Posted By MelanieC
Ah, thanks. Yikes. Too much trouble.

Ah, thanks. Yikes. Too much trouble.
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 07-12-2007
Replies: 24
Views: 3,027
Posted By MelanieC
You say "aperture fix" and "aperture mod" like it...

You say "aperture fix" and "aperture mod" like it is a commonly done thing. Details?
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 07-11-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 4,620
Posted By MelanieC
I lost my lens cap

Today I had the Polaroid 230 and my Holga out while I worked on my very lame photography pseudo-project (pseudo because I'm not trying very hard), which is a series of photos of Solo, my Border...
Forum: Other RF 07-11-2007
Replies: 25
Views: 1,768
Posted By MelanieC
Thanks guys. This camera is not what I would...

Thanks guys. This camera is not what I would call particularly user friendly (I have learned that I'm not a big fan of bellows) but once I figured out that I could actually focus it (with a...
Forum: Other RF 07-10-2007
Replies: 25
Views: 1,768
Posted By MelanieC
Dammit, I typoed the thread title. How...

Dammit, I typoed the thread title. How embarrassing.
Forum: Other RF 07-10-2007
Replies: 25
Views: 1,768
Posted By MelanieC
it DOES hav a rangefinder...

My mother and my father were very different people. My father was a bit impetuous, and he appreciated quality, so when it came time for him to buy a camera, sometime in the late 1960s, he chose a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-10-2007
Replies: 46
Views: 3,133
Posted By MelanieC
Why F3HP? My understanding is that the regular...

Why F3HP?

My understanding is that the regular viewfinder has a greater magnification (which I like better) but I figure there must be a reason why every used F3 I see for sale has the HP viewfinder...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-06-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 901
Posted By MelanieC
Interesting. I keep meaning to stick images in...

Interesting.

I keep meaning to stick images in the M-Mount group, but I never get around to tagging them. I hate adding tags after the fact. I know why they're necessary though.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-28-2007
Replies: 137
Views: 9,260
Posted By MelanieC
You mean like...

You mean like these?

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/109/313656122_16e1c872e0.jpg
My ex-OM-1n, stolen

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1137/626122721_2387376036.jpg
My "new" OM-1, rear left
Forum: Off Topic 06-27-2007
Replies: 128
Views: 5,794
Posted By MelanieC
I reliably got 26.5 mpg when I was in Northern...

I reliably got 26.5 mpg when I was in Northern Virginia, and on the highway unloaded.

Now that I am in the hilliest city ever, I think it's closer to 20-22 mpg.

For what it is the mileage is great...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-26-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 1,186
Posted By MelanieC
I don't see the point in paying extra for C41...

I don't see the point in paying extra for C41 black and white film when you're going to be doing most of the manipulation in Photoshop anyway. It does scan well and gives good results, and I've...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-26-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 1,186
Posted By MelanieC
For web stuff you can use any flatbed scanner...

For web stuff you can use any flatbed scanner that Epson makes. Mine cost $80 new. I'd get a better scanner if I were printing and hopefully will do that in the future but for now this one will do...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-24-2007
Replies: 127
Views: 11,301
Posted By MelanieC
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/82/242703350_cb3d91...

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/82/242703350_cb3d916191_o.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-21-2007
Replies: 54
Views: 3,263
Posted By MelanieC
First and third photos: Neopan 400, D-76...

First and third photos: Neopan 400, D-76 1:1

Second photo: Ilford XP2 Super

Last photo: Tri-X 400, D-76 1:1

Duotone added in Photoshop.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-21-2007
Replies: 54
Views: 3,263
Posted By MelanieC
You mean this...

You mean this one?

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/158/419107334_478cfb5e02.jpg

Title: "eat your heart out"
Forum: Off Topic 06-21-2007
Replies: 33
Views: 1,712
Posted By MelanieC
The NYT has always had a distinctive style and...

The NYT has always had a distinctive style and it's often clunky, but they are consistent about it. For example, they have a convention of always referring to people as "[Title] [Last Name]" that...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-21-2007
Replies: 54
Views: 3,263
Posted By MelanieC
Hasn't everyone already seen enough photos of my...

Hasn't everyone already seen enough photos of my dogs?

My eight-year-old Welsh Border Collie, Fly, whose eyes rarely show up in photos (I dodged them a bit here). She really is Welsh; she is...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 06-11-2007
Replies: 76
Views: 11,189
Posted By MelanieC
Here's a close-up. It's not mine. If I did have...

Here's a close-up. It's not mine. If I did have one I'm not sure I'd use it that much -- it's gorgeous to look at, and quite tiny, but the viewfinder is also tiny, and it's just so damn...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-07-2007
Replies: 189
Sticky: Rolleinar?
Views: 122,066
Posted By MelanieC
Bud Green has some fab stuff on Flickr with all...

Bud Green has some fab stuff on Flickr with all three Rolleinars, I think. Those photos are what made me start looking for them.

I have the Rolleinar I in Bay III for my 2.8F but haven't really...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-04-2007
Replies: 40
Views: 2,427
Posted By MelanieC
Um, no, but if you want to start a fight that's...

Um, no, but if you want to start a fight that's entirely up to you.



I didn't say they did. Legally, if they're in public, they're fair game. That doesn't change the fact that it can be...
Forum: Other RF 06-04-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 3,494
Posted By MelanieC
I have a piece of crap 230 that my mom used to...

I have a piece of crap 230 that my mom used to use (she does not have the same kind of taste in cameras my dad had) and every now and then I take it out and look at it. An old battery corroded in...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-03-2007
Replies: 1,179
Views: 446,476
Posted By MelanieC
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/171/459298952_ae079...

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/171/459298952_ae079c2b53_o.jpg
2.8F with Rolleinar I and yellow filter
Forum: Off Topic 06-02-2007
Replies: 128
Views: 5,794
Posted By MelanieC
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g238/SoloRiver/d...

http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g238/SoloRiver/dogsnewride.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-01-2007
Replies: 40
Views: 2,427
Posted By MelanieC
I'm not sure there really is a way not to come...

I'm not sure there really is a way not to come across as creepy in this situation. The truth of the matter is that you aren't honestly interested in a photographic opportunity in the scenario you...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 05-31-2007
Replies: 76
Views: 11,189
Posted By MelanieC
That Ricoh is ADORABLE. I think the cutest,...

That Ricoh is ADORABLE.

I think the cutest, however, is the Contessa 35. It's very purty.
Forum: RFF Polls 05-31-2007
Replies: 122
Views: 8,722
Posted By MelanieC
The only reason I started "doing photography" was...

The only reason I started "doing photography" was because I picked up my dad's cameras. I started taking photos last year.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-31-2007
Replies: 43
Views: 2,967
Posted By MelanieC
I feel the same way about the same two...

I feel the same way about the same two cameras.

But, in terms of "most fun" I think it might be my Rollei.

I carry a camera all of the time -- either my M3, my OM-1, or my LX2 -- and just take...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-30-2007
Replies: 64
Views: 3,422
Posted By MelanieC
I don't think it's my best photo, and it isn't my...

I don't think it's my best photo, and it isn't my favorite, but it's the one that is the most viewed, most favorited, and most commented-upon of everything I have up on...
Forum: RFF Polls 05-25-2007
Replies: 296
Views: 15,809
Posted By MelanieC
I asked a friend to teach me how to smoke when I...

I asked a friend to teach me how to smoke when I was 16, because I was such a goody-goody and wanted to do at least one thing that was bad.

I have never in my life craved a cigarette, and I don't...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-24-2007
Replies: 35
Views: 2,260
Posted By MelanieC
I did shoot some of the pro's setups without...

I did shoot some of the pro's setups without getting in her way. I stood behind her or shot after her -- you can tell which ones I shot from behind or to the side because everyone's posing but...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-24-2007
Replies: 35
Views: 2,260
Posted By MelanieC
Everyone else is undoubtedly sick of seeing...

Everyone else is undoubtedly sick of seeing these, but here they are.

http://www.pbase.com/miranc/wedding

They had a real photographer so I had the freedom to just take whatever I wanted -- also,...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-22-2007
Replies: 39
Views: 3,083
Posted By MelanieC
For now, yes. And in the meantime I take way too...

For now, yes. And in the meantime I take way too many photos of my red Border Collie.

Solo's photoset on Flickr (http://www.flickr.com/photos/soloriver/sets/72157600003395720/)

Go red Border...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-21-2007
Replies: 39
Views: 3,083
Posted By MelanieC
I agree. If you honestly like the aesthetics of...

I agree. If you honestly like the aesthetics of black on black that's one thing, but otherwise I don't see the point.

As far as attracting attention from thieves or other dangerous types, I'd...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-03-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 1,171
Posted By MelanieC
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/90/279599555_e1c7cf...

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/90/279599555_e1c7cfcc2f.jpg?v=0
Rolleiflex 2.8F
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-02-2007
Replies: 34
Views: 2,468
Posted By MelanieC
Oh yeah, that's our bud Shrop. I've given up...

Oh yeah, that's our bud Shrop.

I've given up trying to get these to come out right because even if I focus it for them they invariably move.

My mother does know how to use the M3 (it was our...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 05-02-2007
Replies: 73
Views: 7,884
Posted By MelanieC
I had these developed by a lab, so unfortunately...

I had these developed by a lab, so unfortunately I don't know.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-01-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 1,020
Posted By MelanieC
I'm leaving for Morocco in two days and will be...

I'm leaving for Morocco in two days and will be there for a month (mostly near Rabat) and am still debating which cameras to bring myself. I have pretty much decided not to bring my M3, because it...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-01-2007
Replies: 44
Views: 2,721
Posted By MelanieC
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/96/274481238_314e4c...

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/96/274481238_314e4cca6c_o.jpg

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/165/420161577_eb3b470b60.jpg?v=0
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-30-2007
Replies: 34
Views: 2,468
Posted By MelanieC
None of my friends nor family know how to focus...

None of my friends nor family know how to focus my film cameras, so I never ask them to take a photo but sometimes someone will insist, and then I end up with a photo that looks like...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-28-2007
Replies: 468
Views: 44,830
Posted By MelanieC
how does this look?

You could do worse.

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/171/459298952_b1d2c8d9c9.jpg?v=0
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-27-2007
Replies: 25
Views: 1,943
Posted By MelanieC
Does this...

Does this count?

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/173/414820476_b84aaf45ed.jpg?v=0
Leica M3, Summicron 50/2, Tri-X 400
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 04-27-2007
Replies: 73
Views: 7,884
Posted By MelanieC
I don't use it much because I rarely finish a...

I don't use it much because I rarely finish a roll at one sitting and can't be sure I won't be shooting in low light next time I pick up the camera, but the times I have used it I was very very...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-25-2007
Replies: 263
Views: 33,352
Posted By MelanieC
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/27/199286538_eb9e92...

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/27/199286538_eb9e92ccff_o.jpg
50mm Summicron at 2.0
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 04-24-2007
Replies: 40
Views: 3,589
Posted By MelanieC
When you slide the "f stop" thingie back and...

When you slide the "f stop" thingie back and forth, it doesn't actually change the aperture. At least, it doesn't on mine. You can see that it wants to, but something about the construction is off....
Forum: Off Topic 04-24-2007
Replies: 24
Views: 1,139
Posted By MelanieC
Awesome. I just ordered an iPod Camera Connector...

Awesome. I just ordered an iPod Camera Connector from Small Dog. I think I'll also get a small card reader to speed downloads.

Now if I can just decide between the LX2 and the D70s...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 04-23-2007
Replies: 40
Views: 3,589
Posted By MelanieC
Hi Brad, it's Kodak Portra 400VC. I have thought...

Hi Brad, it's Kodak Portra 400VC.

I have thought about trying slide film in my Holga, but with the near total lack of control over exposure I have been afraid to.
Forum: Off Topic 04-23-2007
Replies: 24
Views: 1,139
Posted By MelanieC
Please elaborate. I will be bringing my iPod and...

Please elaborate. I will be bringing my iPod and it is nowhere near full of music -- also, it is 30 GB. This may be the answer to my prayers.

The LX2 is a Panasonic point and shoot with a decent...
Forum: Off Topic 04-23-2007
Replies: 24
Views: 1,139
Posted By MelanieC
Yikes, $500... maybe I'll just load up on cards. ...

Yikes, $500... maybe I'll just load up on cards. Thanks though!
Forum: Off Topic 04-23-2007
Replies: 24
Views: 1,139
Posted By MelanieC
Traveling with digital

For those of you who travel with digital cameras, what do you do about image storage?

I am going to Morocco for a month and do not plan on bringing my laptop. Is there a smarter way to handle...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-20-2007
Replies: 26
Views: 1,762
Posted By MelanieC
The usual...

The usual subject:

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/186/442735163_a01d855c40.jpg?v=0
Provia 100

A less usual subject (street...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-19-2007
Replies: 74
Views: 3,621
Posted By MelanieC
I think that's it for me -- I feel like the...

I think that's it for me -- I feel like the viewfinder gives me what I'd see with my naked eye, and puts a little frame around it. With an SLR it's more like looking down a periscope, even if the...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-18-2007
Replies: 30
Views: 3,591
Posted By MelanieC
Here's my Rollei Bay III hood. It isn't...

Here's my Rollei Bay III hood. It isn't cosmetically perfect but it's in really nice condition and it came with a case.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-18-2007
Replies: 30
Views: 3,591
Posted By MelanieC
I HATE eBay. I just don't have to patience to...

I HATE eBay. I just don't have to patience to hover like a vulture during the closing seconds of an auction and can't compete with auto-sniping programs anyway. I've now lost out on two Rolleinar...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-18-2007
Replies: 1,035
Views: 259,913
Posted By MelanieC
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/247/462068189_d2de9...

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/247/462068189_d2de9ebb0e.jpg

A replacement for my stolen D-Lux 3 came in the mail on Monday.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-16-2007
Replies: 31
Views: 1,790
Posted By MelanieC
I always have a dark yellow B+W filter on my 50mm...

I always have a dark yellow B+W filter on my 50mm Summicron unless the light is very low, partly to protect the lens and partly because I like more contrast in my shots.

I tend to use a yellow...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 04-16-2007
Replies: 42
Views: 3,954
Posted By MelanieC
I used it at my brother's wedding last year and...

I used it at my brother's wedding last year and wasn't happy with it, but it was REALLY dark when I was using it, and I didn't really have an accurate...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-14-2007
Replies: 30
Views: 3,591
Posted By MelanieC
Hi Wayne, I love you too! Anhtu, I do have the...

Hi Wayne, I love you too!

Anhtu, I do have the hood. I should take a photo of it. It's pretty.

My Luigi strap was a gift, so I did not send my original alligator clips. His website says he can...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-14-2007
Replies: 30
Views: 3,591
Posted By MelanieC
New Rolleiflex toys (pr0n)

Just some shots of my newer Rollei toys:

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/243/459298944_c943277898.jpg
Luigi strap for Rolleiflex using Rollei alligator clips. I LOVE this. The original strap for my...
Forum: RFF Polls 04-13-2007
Replies: 114
Views: 22,584
Posted By MelanieC
I was a die-hard Tri-X user until I realized that...

I was a die-hard Tri-X user until I realized that Neopan 400 canisters are WAY easier to open with my teeth for home developing purposes. The metal is a lot thinner. You could probably run over a...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 04-11-2007
Replies: 2
Views: 1,480
Posted By MelanieC
I'm not sure why you would want to use the...

I'm not sure why you would want to use the in-camera black and white mode. I'd rather start with the RAW file (or a color jpeg) and be able to use channel mixer to get the image just like I want...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-11-2007
Replies: 29
Views: 4,217
Posted By MelanieC
Hi Ted, There's a lot of food that it's...

Hi Ted,

There's a lot of food that it's impossible (or nearly so) to find decent versions of here in San Francisco (i.e., bagels, that are real bagels, and not fluffy; pizza that is real pizza and...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-11-2007
Replies: 29
Views: 4,217
Posted By MelanieC
No hood in this photo but a yellow Rollei filter...

No hood in this photo but a yellow Rollei filter (-1 filter factor). I do have a Rollei hood but no photos of it yet. I haven't noticed a difference between photos I used the hood for and photos I...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-11-2007
Replies: 45
Views: 2,075
Posted By MelanieC
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/152/421328338_97bb8...

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/152/421328338_97bb8e4aa5_o.jpg
Leica M3, Summicron 50/2, Fuji Neopan 400, D76 1:1
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-10-2007
Replies: 29
Views: 4,217
Posted By MelanieC
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/67/191989554_6c822e...

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/67/191989554_6c822edc06.jpg?v=0
Forum: Off Topic 04-10-2007
Replies: 30
Views: 1,614
Posted By MelanieC
The RAW files from the D-Lux 3 and the LX2 are...

The RAW files from the D-Lux 3 and the LX2 are exactly the same. There is supposedly slightly different processing involved with jpegs and apparently the LX2 allows a higher max ISO than the D-Lux...
Forum: Off Topic 04-09-2007
Replies: 73
Views: 3,141
Posted By MelanieC
I do admit I've had my eye on the F3 for a while...

I do admit I've had my eye on the F3 for a while now, mostly because I like the way it looks (otherwise I guess I'd go for the F2) and handles and because the viewfinder is enormous. I have...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-09-2007
Replies: 38
Views: 2,797
Posted By MelanieC
Hey Ray, Thanks for posting these. (I'm a...

Hey Ray,

Thanks for posting these. (I'm a little out of the loop -- been flat out with flu for the past week or so.) They are beautiful.

I am going to Morocco next month and have been wondering...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-07-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 841
Posted By MelanieC
That looks great. You must have long arms!

That looks great. You must have long arms!
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 04-05-2007
Replies: 40
Views: 3,589
Posted By MelanieC
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/187/422735715_4793f...

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/187/422735715_4793fcd144_o.jpg
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-31-2007
Replies: 85
Views: 6,986
Posted By MelanieC
No, I have the OM-G and can always bring that. ...

No, I have the OM-G and can always bring that. It'll take the same pictures, it's just not quite as elegant in the hand.

I also lost a 50/1.4 lens, but I have two other 50s (the ubiquitous 1.8, in...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-31-2007
Replies: 85
Views: 6,986
Posted By MelanieC
I'm OK. It could have been worse. Camera-wise...

I'm OK. It could have been worse. Camera-wise they took my OM and also my D-Lux 3 point and shoot digi. I'm just glad I didn't have my dad's cameras with me.

As far as the OM vs. the Leica,...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-31-2007
Replies: 85
Views: 6,986
Posted By MelanieC
I agree. I had a beautiful black OM-1n until...

I agree.

I had a beautiful black OM-1n until three nights ago, when I was mugged and it was stolen. I enjoyed it a great deal while I had it!

I still have an OM-G left but, well, it isn't quite...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-24-2007
Replies: 82
Views: 7,623
Posted By MelanieC
Hey Ted -- thanks. The image I posted is a scan...

Hey Ted -- thanks. The image I posted is a scan of a negative. I toned it in Photoshop, which is why it looks kind of brown. I like for photos to look a little bit warm most of the time. I don't...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-23-2007
Replies: 82
Views: 7,623
Posted By MelanieC
Yay! The Rollei...

Yay!

The Rollei 2.8F:

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/67/191989554_6c822edc06.jpg?v=0

Two with the Rollei from the past month:

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/151/420161576_47b3c550cc.jpg?v=0
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-21-2007
Replies: 42
Views: 4,193
Posted By MelanieC
I used my first roll of Portra (400VC) in a...

I used my first roll of Portra (400VC) in a Holga, and everything came out OK (granted, it was pretty bright out) so I'm guessing the new Portra films are pretty forgiving when it comes to exposure. ...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 03-20-2007
Replies: 43
Views: 2,750
Posted By MelanieC
I like the idea of critique threads, but I never...

I like the idea of critique threads, but I never got in on the formal threads in time. Also, I feel I am not qualified to comment constructively on other people's photos, so I'd feel like a leech...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-19-2007
Replies: 19
Views: 7,392
Posted By MelanieC
This is what I...

This is what I do:

http://www.asc.upenn.edu/usr/cassidy/leicaslacker/digital-contact/index.html

Works like a charm.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-15-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 881
Posted By MelanieC
I've never understood the Lensbaby appeal. ...

I've never understood the Lensbaby appeal. They're expensive, and don't do anything you can't do in Photoshop, right?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-14-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 1,685
Posted By MelanieC
Thanks for the help, guys. I wasn't wearing...

Thanks for the help, guys.

I wasn't wearing gloves. (I know, stupid. For some reason I thought these chemicals were pretty benign, because otherwise it would seem incredibly unsafe to develop film...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 03-14-2007
Replies: 49
Views: 3,382
Posted By MelanieC
Why? Am I exposing myself to toxins? (I've...

Why? Am I exposing myself to toxins? (I've already learned my lesson about the developing chemicals after my dog decided to point out how dumb it is to develop film without wearing gloves.) I have...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 03-14-2007
Replies: 30
Views: 1,808
Posted By MelanieC
Awesome! Your floor is ridiculously clean.

Awesome!

Your floor is ridiculously clean.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 03-14-2007
Replies: 49
Views: 3,382
Posted By MelanieC
Thanks guys. Nope, not being smug. It just...

Thanks guys. Nope, not being smug. It just seems like there are a lot of intricacies to using Neopan that are going over my head and I was wondering what I should be doing to make my photos turn...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 03-14-2007
Replies: 49
Views: 3,382
Posted By MelanieC
OK, I think I need help seeing what you all are...

OK, I think I need help seeing what you all are talking about. I never noticed any difference between Tri-X 400 and Neopan 400 and am wondering what I'm missing. I'm not being sarcastic -- I think...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-14-2007
Replies: 470
Views: 21,923
Posted By MelanieC
Shiny: http://farm1.static.flickr.com/176/4208815...

Shiny:

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/176/420881548_27e3aacb50_o.jpg

Show me impetuous.
Forum: Off Topic 03-14-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 790
Posted By MelanieC
I think the closest you're going to find is one...

I think the closest you're going to find is one of the little ones that has a flip-out LCD, or the swivel-body Nikons like the S10.

I have a Nikon Coolpix 950 that was one of the original...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 03-14-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 1,491
Posted By MelanieC
Don the schizophrenic photographer is my favorite...

Don the schizophrenic photographer is my favorite character on Dirt, not because he's a photographer, but because he's interesting. I thought it was interesting (and odd) since the beginning that he...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-14-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 1,685
Posted By MelanieC
Jenni, the affected pupil was actually the small...

Jenni, the affected pupil was actually the small one -- I took the photo inside in dim light. Both pupils were responsive to light, but the small one started smaller, and then got smaller under a...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-13-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 1,685
Posted By MelanieC
Adverse acute effects from developing chemicals?

Tonight I developed some film. A few hours later, my favorite dog is walking around with pupils of distinctly uneven sizes. (See attached photo.) I called the emergency vet and since he's...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-12-2007
Replies: 26
Views: 1,410
Posted By MelanieC
A medium or large Timbuk2 laptop messenger bag...

A medium or large Timbuk2 laptop messenger bag with, if you feel like you need them, inserts for the cameras. That's what I'd do.
Forum: Photo Software 03-10-2007
Replies: 2
Views: 1,633
Posted By MelanieC
Best online Photoshop tutorials/advice?

I'm wondering if any of you have favorite tutorial/tips webpages. I've decided to develop my Photoshop skills -- after all, I paid for the program, I might as well learn how to make the most of it. ...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-06-2007
Replies: 470
Views: 21,923
Posted By MelanieC
Significant...

Significant other:

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/84/211154602_b66bd3c0f3_o.jpg

(I used to bug my mother, and disturb my friends, by saying, "The man in my life is a Border Collie.")

Show me...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-05-2007
Replies: 109
Views: 6,255
Posted By MelanieC
digital and SLRs are a great combination for...

digital and SLRs are a great combination for shooting sport, in general

This morning I learned that one of my cycling photos from the Tour of California won the teeny weekly photo contest on...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-04-2007
Replies: 109
Views: 6,255
Posted By MelanieC
There's something to be said for being able to...

There's something to be said for being able to take a zillion shots.

For most of my life I hardly took any photos at all because I didn't want to waste film. I didn't start enjoying taking pictures...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 03-01-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 2,030
Posted By MelanieC
Out of curiosity, why start off with Neat Image? ...

Out of curiosity, why start off with Neat Image? I am wondering what I could get out of trying that. I don't reduce noise very often and if I do it's usually the absolute last thing I do. Of...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-27-2007
Replies: 22
Views: 2,280
Posted By MelanieC
I use this for my...

I use this for my M3:

http://www.artisanandartist.com/acc/acamrina.htm

It's exactly the right size for my M with 50mm Summicron and hood.

Be warned, however, that it can be mistaken for a cosmetic...
Forum: Off Topic 02-23-2007
Replies: 88
Views: 3,763
Posted By MelanieC
I drive a 2005 Honda Element in Sunset Orange...

I drive a 2005 Honda Element in Sunset Orange Pearl, named "Animal." Mug shot attached.

Prior to this, I drove:
1986 Honda Accord, steel grey, "Zippy"
1990 Acura Integra, black, "Darth"
1996 Acura...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-14-2007
Replies: 48
Views: 2,415
Posted By MelanieC
http://www.flickr.com/photos/soloriver/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/soloriver/
Forum: Off Topic 02-14-2007
Replies: 33
Views: 4,007
Posted By MelanieC
Considering how much folks here DO care about...

Considering how much folks here DO care about fashion, and accessories (see the endless discussions about camera bags, vests, half cases, black vs. chrome, new camera coverings, und so weiter), I...
Forum: Travel 02-07-2007
Replies: 25
Views: 2,565
Posted By MelanieC
Hey Ray, If all goes as planned, I'll be joining...

Hey Ray,

If all goes as planned, I'll be joining an excavation in Morocco in May and staying for about a month and a half. The site is in Temara, which is near Rabat. I haven't started planning...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-06-2007
Replies: 42
Views: 2,812
Posted By MelanieC
Did someone say "rigid...

Did someone say "rigid Summicron?"

http://i5.pbase.com/o6/34/723934/1/73275687.dgLlCK2g.M3_1.jpg
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-06-2007
Replies: 46
Views: 2,813
Posted By MelanieC
There's no small point and shoot that allows you...

There's no small point and shoot that allows you to really play with depth of field. They all also have SOME shutter lag although it can be minimized by prefocusing. I haven't found a short lag to...
Forum: Off Topic 02-01-2007
Replies: 97
Views: 3,509
Posted By MelanieC
I'm American and my parents are from Korea. When...

I'm American and my parents are from Korea. When I was growing up, we spoke only English at home because my parents were afraid that my brother and I would have trouble in school if we lived and...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-31-2007
Replies: 65
Views: 2,895
Posted By MelanieC
Ooh, REALLY? That's exactly what I want. What...

Ooh, REALLY? That's exactly what I want. What framelines?

Never mind, I'd have to sell a kidney.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-31-2007
Replies: 65
Views: 2,895
Posted By MelanieC
That's funny, that's pretty much what I ended up...

That's funny, that's pretty much what I ended up with when I played with the configurator on the Leica website. I thought I was the only one out there into the British Racing Green... but on a black...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-30-2007
Replies: 60
Views: 3,334
Posted By MelanieC
Guys, please stop fighting. I've gotten a lot of...

Guys, please stop fighting. I've gotten a lot of good information out of this discussion, and I think other folks have too. It seems like there are many variations with what one can do combining...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-29-2007
Replies: 60
Views: 3,334
Posted By MelanieC
I guess now would be a good time to finally read...

I guess now would be a good time to finally read up on the Zone system like I keep meaning to do. Thanks for the info, Simon!
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-29-2007
Replies: 60
Views: 3,334
Posted By MelanieC
Thanks for the info, guys. I have to admit that...

Thanks for the info, guys. I have to admit that the expression "expose for the shadows, develop for the highlights" still confuses me, but I guess I'll figure it out sooner or later.

I managed to...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-29-2007
Replies: 60
Views: 3,334
Posted By MelanieC
pushing film -- general confusion

Over the weekend, my research project had a booth at the Golden Gate Kennel Club dog show, held at the Cow Palace. I brought my Rolleiflex TLR with me because I thought it would be fun for dog...
Forum: Off Topic 01-24-2007
Replies: 87
Views: 4,327
Posted By MelanieC
Desires are fickle. That's how money gets...

Desires are fickle. That's how money gets wasted. I've made many classic stupid spending decisions, from the classically girly (the pair of shoes I just HAD to have right there because they were SO...
Forum: Off Topic 01-23-2007
Replies: 87
Views: 4,327
Posted By MelanieC
Let me put it this way. If your finances are...

Let me put it this way. If your finances are such that you are worried about scrounging up $100 here and $150 there, you should probably be using what you have and not thinking about buying new gear...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-23-2007
Replies: 32
Views: 2,291
Posted By MelanieC
Now I'm wondering if I'm doing things wrong... I...

Now I'm wondering if I'm doing things wrong... I was under the impression that 1:1 was basically half strength (i.e., follow the directions on the package to make one liter and then add one liter of...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-23-2007
Replies: 7,409
Views: 3,777,225
Posted By MelanieC
My goodness. I could be turned to black Ms after...

My goodness. I could be turned to black Ms after seeing that.

It may sound like heresy, but I must ask: does CRR use a paint that doesn't lead to brassing so readily? I hate brassing.

(And no, I...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-23-2007
Replies: 32
Views: 2,291
Posted By MelanieC
I use Tri-X and D-76 quite often and don't feel...

I use Tri-X and D-76 quite often and don't feel that I get excessive grain. This was on Tri-X and developed in D-76 1:1 (I like the results better with 1:1, I feel like there is less grain -- maybe...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-21-2007
Replies: 42
Views: 3,289
Posted By MelanieC
Honestly, if I had that kind of money to spend on...

Honestly, if I had that kind of money to spend on lenses I'd get both of them.

That said, I want a Noctilux so bad I can taste it. I constantly want to take pictures practically in the dark, and if...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-20-2007
Replies: 7,409
Views: 3,777,225
Posted By MelanieC
Man, I hate PBase sometimes. It seems to be...

Man, I hate PBase sometimes. It seems to be rather finicky about when it wants images to be visible, which is really annoying considering that it costs money to use.

Here's the Flickr...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-19-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 1,840
Posted By MelanieC
More D-Lux...

More D-Lux 3:

http://i5.pbase.com/o6/34/723934/1/73275635.Lv2rXVlm.bart_1.jpg

(in case you were wondering, yes, I do take this photo over and over)
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 01-19-2007
Replies: 295
Views: 34,713
Posted By MelanieC
http://i5.pbase.com/o6/34/723934/1/73275687.HbE3Iw...

http://i5.pbase.com/o6/34/723934/1/73275687.HbE3IwP8.M3_1.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-17-2007
Replies: 30
Views: 6,819
Posted By MelanieC
Youxin Ye CLAed my M3 for $80 plus shipping and...

Youxin Ye CLAed my M3 for $80 plus shipping and total turnaround time (including shipping to and from) was less than two weeks. My camera was in very good shape when I sent it, but I had no slow...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-15-2007
Replies: 18
Views: 1,809
Posted By MelanieC
That said I think you can enjoy your daughters...

That said I think you can enjoy your daughters wedding and shoot off some family photos with no fuss.

So do I. I wouldn't take photos during the ceremony itself obviously (and at my brother's...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-14-2007
Replies: 18
Views: 1,809
Posted By MelanieC
Everyone here is certainly sick of seeing these,...

Everyone here is certainly sick of seeing these, but I was a bridesmaid in my brother's wedding and took plenty of photos with an M3 and (mostly) a 50mm lens.

http://www.pbase.com/miranc/wedding

M...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-10-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 3,014
Posted By MelanieC
Here's what I'd get if I had the funds.

Here's what I'd get if I had the funds.
Forum: Off Topic 01-10-2007
Replies: 53
Views: 2,900
Posted By MelanieC
The RAM, maybe not depending on where the slots...

The RAM, maybe not depending on where the slots are but the HD, probably. Macs have always been pretty user-friendly for upgrades. The last time I upgraded my own RAM was in a PowerBook that had...
Forum: Off Topic 01-10-2007
Replies: 53
Views: 2,900
Posted By MelanieC
I'm impressed. And I thought I used my Macs for...

I'm impressed. And I thought I used my Macs for a long time!

My first Mac was a Classic (beige box, 2.5 MB of RAM!) and it's still going strong in a Peace Corps school in Benin, along with the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-10-2007
Replies: 29
Views: 2,031
Posted By MelanieC
I'm with Rover, except that I don't think bottom...

I'm with Rover, except that I don't think bottom loading is very hard. I can load my M3 without looking. It certainly doesn't seem like something that one must buy a practice camera to get used to...
Forum: Off Topic 01-09-2007
Replies: 53
Views: 2,900
Posted By MelanieC
How does one calibrate a monitor?

How does one calibrate a monitor?
Forum: Off Topic 01-09-2007
Replies: 53
Views: 2,900
Posted By MelanieC
PowerBook 1400? Did I read that right? This...

PowerBook 1400? Did I read that right? This PowerBook 1400?

http://lowendmac.com/pb2/1400.shtml
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-08-2007
Replies: 76
Views: 3,832
Posted By MelanieC
My M3 was my dad's. He bought it new in 1966 or...

My M3 was my dad's. He bought it new in 1966 or 1967 or thereabouts, with a 50mm Summicron. It was our family camera while I was growing up and I never thought there was anything special about it,...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-05-2007
Replies: 104
Views: 4,932
Posted By MelanieC
Macs are expensive (sort of -- compared to...

Macs are expensive (sort of -- compared to comparable Windows machines I think they are not that much more expensive) but they also last much, much longer than PCs. Every Mac I've ever owned ran for...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-04-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 1,840
Posted By MelanieC
Oops. I missed this. I develop in D76 1:1 and...

Oops. I missed this. I develop in D76 1:1 and postprocess in CS2 adding a duotone (one of the installed quadtones, actually). I think I keep the contrast low because I have this bad tendency to...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-31-2006
Replies: 11
Views: 1,946
Posted By MelanieC
The thumbnail made me think it was a Spidey suit.

The thumbnail made me think it was a Spidey suit.
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 12-30-2006
Replies: 52
Views: 3,814
Posted By MelanieC
Can I just use a lamp?

Can I just use a lamp?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-29-2006
Replies: 50
Views: 2,967
Posted By MelanieC
I probably don't take as many shots as most...

I probably don't take as many shots as most people. A roll of film will usually hang out in one of my cameras for anywhere between a week and a month, unless there's some special occasion that calls...
Forum: Off Topic 12-29-2006
Replies: 96
Views: 3,668
Posted By MelanieC
Oh my goodness! Look at her little old man...

Oh my goodness! Look at her little old man eyebrows! So cute.
Forum: Off Topic 12-28-2006
Replies: 96
Views: 3,668
Posted By MelanieC
I live in San Francisco now, but lived for a long...

I live in San Francisco now, but lived for a long time in Philadelphia (long enough that I am kind of homesick for it) and am originally from Northern Virginia (Fairfax County, which the rest of...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-28-2006
Replies: 31
Views: 2,205
Posted By MelanieC
http://k43.pbase.com/o6/34/723934/1/70566192.ik4Yc...

http://k43.pbase.com/o6/34/723934/1/70566192.ik4Ycy8K.hollister.jpg
Mannequins at Hollister, a very poorly lit clothing store you may be familiar with if you are a teenage girl, are the size of a...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 12-28-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 5,579
Posted By MelanieC
I so need one of those.

I so need one of those.
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 12-28-2006
Replies: 36
Views: 2,415
Posted By MelanieC
I'm at my mom's for the holidays and have just...

I'm at my mom's for the holidays and have just discovered some of my father's old photo albums. These are pretty old albums. They are full of photos of his last girlfriend before my mother, who...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-27-2006
Replies: 11
Views: 1,144
Posted By MelanieC
If you want to have fun at the wedding I'd...

If you want to have fun at the wedding I'd personally only bring one camera. I brought three for my brother's wedding (I was a bridesmaid as well) and took craploads of photos but ended up almost...
Forum: Olympus RF 12-26-2006
Replies: 29
Views: 3,612
Posted By MelanieC
I have a black Olympus 35 SP. I find that I...

I have a black Olympus 35 SP. I find that I don't use it that much. In terms of build quality and handling my M3 is much closer to the OM (or I guess I should say it the other way around). The...
Forum: Off Topic 12-25-2006
Replies: 84
Views: 3,667
Posted By MelanieC
Black D-Lux 3. Now I can stop trying to steal my...

Black D-Lux 3. Now I can stop trying to steal my Olympus Stylus Epic back from my mother for a point and shoot camera.

I love the amount of manual control this thing gives me. Exposure, contrast,...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 12-22-2006
Replies: 10
Views: 1,840
Posted By MelanieC
I hate PBase sometimes. It's a little finicky...

I hate PBase sometimes. It's a little finicky about when it wants to let images to work.

I attached it to this post.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 12-21-2006
Replies: 10
Views: 1,840
Posted By MelanieC
Fun with the D-Lux 3

I got a birthday present today and took this with it tonight.

http://i5.pbase.com/g6/34/723934/2/71983229.a7H7CKdb.jpg

Leica D-Lux 3, aperture priority, ISO 100, 8 seconds at f=2.8
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-20-2006
Replies: 15
Views: 1,528
Posted By MelanieC
According to this website, the camera is a Kodak...

According to this website, the camera is a Kodak DCS 760.

http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/content/?cid=4964
Forum: Off Topic 12-14-2006
Replies: 130
Views: 4,648
Posted By MelanieC
Here's a photo he took of some annoying screaming...

Here's a photo he took of some annoying screaming child freaking out at Rehoboth Beach with the M3 during the late 1970s.
Forum: Off Topic 12-14-2006
Replies: 130
Views: 4,648
Posted By MelanieC
http://k41.pbase.com/g6/34/723934/2/70144676.76OZh...

http://k41.pbase.com/g6/34/723934/2/70144676.76OZhWLi.jpg

Leica M3, rigid Summicron 50/2, because it's the best camera I have, because I take my best photos with it, and because it was my father's.
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 12-13-2006
Replies: 646
Views: 26,671
Posted By MelanieC
Hey, why not?

Hey, why not?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-12-2006
Replies: 150
Views: 11,264
Posted By MelanieC
The first camera I ever used was my father's M3...

The first camera I ever used was my father's M3 when I was very small. I also played with, but did not use, his Rolleiflex 2.8F. Mostly I used the viewing screen to navigate, periscope-style,...
Forum: Off Topic 12-12-2006
Replies: 101
Views: 3,332
Posted By MelanieC
Are you sure? My understanding is that codfish...

Are you sure? My understanding is that codfish fisheries are so overfished that traditional fish and chips stands are now using dogfish sharks instead. (You know, the ones you dissect in biology...
Forum: Off Topic 12-12-2006
Replies: 101
Views: 3,332
Posted By MelanieC
I could use some sheep. My dogs enjoy...

I could use some sheep. My dogs enjoy sheep.

http://i5.pbase.com/o6/34/723934/1/71439776.iAXmWbjX.solo_sheep_1.jpg
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-11-2006
Replies: 36
Views: 2,185
Posted By MelanieC
Macro photos can be fun. I took these with my...

Macro photos can be fun. I took these with my old Nikon Coolpix 950 (2 megapixels). It was the shizz in...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-10-2006
Replies: 71
Views: 3,782
Posted By MelanieC
Nearly every non-snapshot photo I've taken in my...

Nearly every non-snapshot photo I've taken in my life was taken in 2006. I picked up my dad's cameras and started trying (i.e., being "serious") in January.

My favorite rangefinder...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 12-07-2006
Replies: 22
Views: 1,778
Posted By MelanieC
If I remember correctly I paid $299, educational...

If I remember correctly I paid $299, educational price. It was a painful chunk of change but a considerable discount over regular price and worth it.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-05-2006
Replies: 72
Views: 3,361
Posted By MelanieC
I'm a Gen Xer and my brother, whom I love dearly,...

I'm a Gen Xer and my brother, whom I love dearly, is a lawyer. I know nothing about this guy at all. I just don't like inaccuracy. Other than that, he seems to have interesting opinions.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-05-2006
Replies: 72
Views: 3,361
Posted By MelanieC
Well, we do know that Koko has good taste in...

Well, we do know that Koko has good taste in SLRs.

Has Dante Stella ever been published on the cover of National Geographic? Koko the gorilla has. Take that, DNA...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-05-2006
Replies: 72
Views: 3,361
Posted By MelanieC
By the way, chimps do toilet train. On a related...

By the way, chimps do toilet train.

On a related note, some non-human great apes (we are apes, by the way) also take...
Forum: Olympus RF 12-04-2006
Replies: 28
Views: 3,568
Posted By MelanieC
Thanks Joe!

Thanks Joe!
Forum: Olympus RF 12-04-2006
Replies: 28
Views: 3,568
Posted By MelanieC
I was going to try and move my OM pr0n thread to...

I was going to try and move my OM pr0n thread to the Olympus forum, but can't figure out how to move threads.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-04-2006
Replies: 64
Views: 17,251
Posted By MelanieC
I have had little success using my 2.8F for...

I have had little success using my 2.8F for candid and/or street style photography but that is because I'm slow with the camera more than anything else.

It's incredibly quiet (the shutter is...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-03-2006
Replies: 72
Views: 3,361
Posted By MelanieC
The chimp analogy sucks. Chimps are not "25%" of...

The chimp analogy sucks. Chimps are not "25%" of a human. By the way, chimps have opposable thumbs. All primates have opposable thumbs. Lemurs have opposable thumbs. Who taught this guy biology?...
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