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Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 05-01-2014
Replies: 75
Views: 8,174
Posted By HLing
I have been using an Olympus Pen Original for the...

I have been using an Olympus Pen Original for the past two years and am loving it still. In no particular order:
1) It is the only camera that made my sibling take back her negative comment (why do...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 07-12-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 1,119
Posted By HLing
Thanks all! Yes, after clearing the 5th shot...

Thanks all! Yes, after clearing the 5th shot carefully, I decided to open the film pack from the underside. I found all the chemical packs tucked(folded) and stuck in the container. After clearing...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 07-10-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 1,119
Posted By HLing
mystery polaroid film?

I use fujifilm's FP3000b and FP100C regularly in my Auto 250. The other day I was given a couple packs of what looked like packfilm. I inserted the cartridge into my Auto 250, shot one picture,...
Forum: Film vs Digital 07-08-2013
Replies: 95
Views: 27,091
Posted By HLing
Film. A manual film camera is much more...

Film. A manual film camera is much more responsive and capable (in the right hands) in low light.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-20-2013
Replies: 0
Views: 683
Posted By HLing
canonet GIII QL17 film advance problem

A friend's canonet has the problem of the film wind lever being engaged from the wind to the return. In essence, the frame gets advanced but the lever stays out, and when you gently guide it back to...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-18-2013
Replies: 31
Views: 3,406
Posted By HLing
For sure. A while ago it was the ole social...

For sure. A while ago it was the ole social security number that you give out, fill in, anywhere you go. These days they want your cell phone number. Your email account provider, facebook,...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-18-2013
Replies: 31
Views: 3,406
Posted By HLing
"...Without transparency there is no basis for...

"...Without transparency there is no basis for trust. Which brings us back to MeeGo. For the first time, I can inspect (https://meego.com/)every line of code running on my mobile - it's all...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-17-2013
Replies: 31
Views: 3,406
Posted By HLing
Doesn't this make all that "mobile online...

Doesn't this make all that "mobile online banking" very unattractive?
Forum: RFF News 11-09-2012
Replies: 33
Views: 5,014
Posted By HLing
Some pictures from Brighton Beach with a view of Coney Island

This first photo is from June 1 this year on a windy sandy day. A group of open water swimmers meet here throughout the year on weekends to swim. (Coney Island Brighton Beach Open Water Swimmers:...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 11-09-2012
Replies: 0
Views: 711
Posted By HLing
Any thoughts on the Joby: Camera strap for women, men, and convertible 3-way ?

The 3-way concept is a good idea, but am wondering if it really holds up. The demo for the strap for women seemed a little awkward. Has anyone heard or tried them,...
Forum: Other RF 11-03-2012
Replies: 27
Views: 13,009
Posted By HLing
Thanks for thinking of us here in NYC. For some...

Thanks for thinking of us here in NYC. For some it was devastating, for others it was not as bad, (I was luckily in the 2nd category) but NYC as a whole is literally shut down due to the complete...
Forum: Other RF 10-30-2012
Replies: 27
Views: 13,009
Posted By HLing
I wanted a ALS, but got an AL instead, which is...

I wanted a ALS, but got an AL instead, which is before the compact version. Even though the AL is a bit heavier, I love it. (This guy seems to like his, too....
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 09-15-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 6,617
Posted By HLing
With the Polaroid auto 250 you can compose and...

With the Polaroid auto 250 you can compose and focus in the same window (as opposed to the 100's two separate windows). The camera folds up into a neat and easy to carry package. Like others have...
Forum: RFF Polls 09-06-2012
Replies: 95
Views: 12,438
Posted By HLing
same here! I started with a SLR (Minolta SRT201)...

same here!

I started with a SLR (Minolta SRT201) relying at first on its meter. Gradually Rangefinder cameras took over, as well as skipping the use of meter, because film has been so forgiving. ...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-05-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,334
Posted By HLing
Hi Bob, The DVD went out today from NYC. Hope...

Hi Bob,

The DVD went out today from NYC. Hope you find it safe and sound!

Best,
HLing
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-28-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,334
Posted By HLing
Hi Bob, Would the DVD tutorial of " The best of...

Hi Bob,

Would the DVD tutorial of " The best of photoshop user: the 6th year" (also have 8th and 9th year) featuring Scott Kelby, Felix Nelson, and Dave Cross, Matt Kloskowski, Corey Barker be of...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 08-13-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 3,262
Posted By HLing
Hans and Chippy, Thank you both so much for...

Hans and Chippy, Thank you both so much for jumping in to help!

So I carefully but firmly turned the front so that the arm is just beneath (to the left) of the screw. I've not figure out a way to...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 08-12-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 3,262
Posted By HLing
Thanks so much for your reply! The lens says...

Thanks so much for your reply!

The lens says Meyer Görlitz trioplan , F: 2.9 f=7.5 cm.

I had tried to turn the whole part 90 degrees counter clockwise, but like you said, the lever gets caught on...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 08-11-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 3,262
Posted By HLing
Porst - Lisette (Baldax)

I'm hoping that even though a search for Lisette didn't turn up anything, there are still experts here who can spare some knowledge.

The "Lisette" on the right in the picture is puzzling me. I've...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-07-2012
Replies: 32
Views: 6,197
Posted By HLing
Unfathomable. No matter how many times the story...

Unfathomable. No matter how many times the story repeats itself.

Same story differently named corporations.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 08-06-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 5,135
Posted By HLing
Thanks Thomas for the info and the link to the...

Thanks Thomas for the info and the link to the thread. It looks and sounds a bit advance for me to do. Once again though, the Rangefinder forum had not just the answer, but such detailed how-to!
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 08-06-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 5,135
Posted By HLing
The bellow looks great! I came upon this thread...

The bellow looks great!
I came upon this thread looking for some tips on the agfa compact folder cameras. My friend just loan me on that she's never used. I think it has the same Aganar lens 1:4.5,...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-02-2012
Replies: 34
Views: 3,836
Posted By HLing
He's funny, and real, in my book.

He's funny, and real, in my book.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 07-26-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,612
Posted By HLing
Thanks guys! Now I have some clues. If I come...

Thanks guys! Now I have some clues. If I come across one that's better priced ($18 is not really reasonable) I'll check it out!
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 07-25-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,612
Posted By HLing
"I opened one up a while ago out of curiosity and...

"I opened one up a while ago out of curiosity and managed to get quite a zap off the capacitor that works the flash! :D"

Thanks for the warning! Probably woke you up, didn't it?
so it was a Rollei...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 07-25-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,612
Posted By HLing
Rollei single use camera

Just saw this today and wondered about the quality.
Has anyone used it before? Can it be re-used with some...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 05-23-2012
Replies: 572
Views: 84,440
Posted By HLing
Congrats on the auto 100! That was my first,...

Congrats on the auto 100! That was my first, too. After using it for a while the light leak got worse. I was about to repair the light leak with black liquid tape when I got an auto 250. So, I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-15-2012
Replies: 56
Views: 3,277
Posted By HLing
ABSOLUTELY! for today.

ABSOLUTELY! for today.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-15-2012
Replies: 1
Views: 653
Posted By HLing
Thanks for the link. Even though not a day goes...

Thanks for the link. Even though not a day goes by without at least a photo, this sounds like a fun project.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-11-2012
Replies: 0
Views: 857
Posted By HLing
local camera (and or computer) salvage?

I like FrankS' thread about listing camera salvage. along the same line, is there a list of local places (NYC for me) that will take film cameras for parts other than throwing it out (which I cannot...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-11-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,567
Posted By HLing
maybe photographic paper, too?

Thanks jsrockit for the quote!

It is bringing together the people who want it to stay. I wonder if the same can be done for some of the color photographic paper? I don't know the name, but I've...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-04-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 1,702
Posted By HLing
It's more addictive than...well, it's a terrible...

It's more addictive than...well, it's a terrible place for collectors, but for people who are looking for something to actually use, or learn from using (like myself), it's been most educational!...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 04-28-2012
Replies: 106
Views: 22,614
Posted By HLing
Thanks for clarifying. After I posted I noticed...

Thanks for clarifying. After I posted I noticed that on mine, though it says Stylus epic, it does NOT say mju. That should have been the first clue.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 04-27-2012
Replies: 106
Views: 22,614
Posted By HLing
For next to nothing I just got a newish Olympus...

For next to nothing I just got a newish Olympus Stylus Epic zoom 170 deluxe that still has a VF Technology sticker, and the all weather sticker on, plus a remote(!) that's still new in its own box. ...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-25-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 1,121
Posted By HLing
Richard G, is there something you know that you...

Richard G, is there something you know that you oughtn't? :0

OK, I'll finish the rolls. I just hope there's nothing like this on...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-25-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 1,121
Posted By HLing
unfinished roll - what do you do?

I just got some mystery bundle of P & S cameras in the mail. Surprisingly all six were very clean and in good condition. The Ricoh Myport 330 Super, and the Minolta Freedom Zoom 70 ex both still...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 04-25-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 3,702
Posted By HLing
I have a Minolta weathermatic 35 DL has a 35 mm...

I have a Minolta weathermatic 35 DL has a 35 mm and a 50 mm lens, activated by a push of a button. I have not taken it under water yet, but so far I've enjoyed the super sharp lens and vivid color....
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 04-24-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 1,177
Posted By HLing
still no go with the website. now, if they have...

still no go with the website.

now, if they have the hard copy there at the Municipal Archive, that'd be a really cool way to spend some time.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 04-24-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 1,177
Posted By HLing
870,000 images of New York City and its municipal operations are being made available

Well, it sounds promising, but it seems NYC's site is swamped at the moment.

http://photoblog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/04/24/11368345-a-history-of-new-york-city-in-870000-photographs?lite
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 04-24-2012
Replies: 572
Views: 84,440
Posted By HLing
pack film pack

Interesting. My FP100c and FP3000B don't curl much, except right when I peel them apart. They dry pretty flat.

"Chocolate film"? sounds delicious. Do you have samples, Dallard?

I agree about pack...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-24-2012
Replies: 124
Views: 7,385
Posted By HLing
100% film here, though partly thanks to my Nokia...

100% film here, though partly thanks to my Nokia E90's Zeiss lens that gave me a glimpse of what's possible.
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 04-22-2012
Replies: 572
Views: 84,440
Posted By HLing
I liked the Auto 100 for slowing me down to focus...

I liked the Auto 100 for slowing me down to focus in one window and compose in another, but it's nice to have the Auto 250 where it's all in one.

Pardon the scanning....
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 04-22-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 2,932
Posted By HLing
Thanks for that! So I must have the last version,...

Thanks for that! So I must have the last version, then. It'd be nice to be able to find Canon's serial number map, and also to find the identifiers, if any, for the three versions.

Maybe all the...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 04-21-2012
Replies: 572
Views: 84,440
Posted By HLing
Sorry about that.

Sorry about that.
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 04-20-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 2,932
Posted By HLing
oops! Just to clarify, after looking again, m my...

oops! Just to clarify, after looking again, m my serial number is 134xxxx, seven digits instead of six.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-20-2012
Replies: 58
Views: 6,010
Posted By HLing
That's an awesome way to celebrate! Happy...

That's an awesome way to celebrate! Happy Birthday!

If ever there were an US version of jesse1dog, I'd jump at the chance to really own a Barnack, as I've been using a IIIf that's not mine, and, of...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 04-19-2012
Replies: 572
Views: 84,440
Posted By HLing
By the way, Adorama has the expired (feb 2012)...

By the way, Adorama has the expired (feb 2012) FUJI FP100C for $5.99 each. ($5.70 each if you buy a box of 60 packs, which works out to $342.
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 04-19-2012
Replies: 572
Views: 84,440
Posted By HLing
I hope you're right. Your link looks much better...

I hope you're right. Your link looks much better than mine:
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/278326-REG/Fujifilm_15200772_FP_3000B_Professional_Instant_Black.html
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 04-19-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 2,932
Posted By HLing
Interesting. I wonder what your serial number...

Interesting. I wonder what your serial number is?

According to the Canon museum, the original canonet has the film speed select 10-200, which is interesting. I hadn't looked at the site before now,...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 04-19-2012
Replies: 572
Views: 84,440
Posted By HLing
fuji 3000b also discontinued...

I just found out that Fuji 3000B is also discontinued. WHY?! :(

Buy them up while you can, i guess.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-30-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1,237
Posted By HLing
Thanks for the link! 1) Clint Eastwood's image...

Thanks for the link!

1) Clint Eastwood's image has forever changed in my mind from his photo.

2) Notes to self: need work on the tidy apartment and one of everything only part, even if there are...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-22-2012
Replies: 33
Views: 3,499
Posted By HLing
Thanks Godfrey!

Thanks Godfrey!
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-21-2012
Replies: 33
Views: 3,499
Posted By HLing
2nd roll of Ilford HP5...

Wow, lots of thoughts here while I was out getting another roll of film developed and printed! I love reading all your thoughts!

For me, holding in my hands, and seeing the prints from the 2nd roll...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-20-2012
Replies: 33
Views: 3,499
Posted By HLing
Cal, I'm not sure how you can "annoy" people by...

Cal, I'm not sure how you can "annoy" people by only developing negatives but I'm pretty sure you don't annoy anyone :)
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-20-2012
Replies: 33
Views: 3,499
Posted By HLing
Cal, that's hilariously true! I know a...

Cal, that's hilariously true!

I know a well-equipped place that's not in regular use any more (haven't seen it in almost a year now), I just don't know how much it will take to make it worth while...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-20-2012
Replies: 33
Views: 3,499
Posted By HLing
Not so fast! There's no room for an enlarger and...

Not so fast! There's no room for an enlarger and all that comes with it, yet. I'm going to take it slow.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-19-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 759
Posted By HLing
:( well, this camera was given to me by a dear...

:( well, this camera was given to me by a dear friend, Sam. For 4 years I did not use it. Then he passed away, and I started using the camera. Those are the straps that came with the camera. They...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-19-2012
Replies: 33
Views: 3,499
Posted By HLing
I think it will be a while before i need to 1)...

I think it will be a while before i need to 1) print it bigger, and 2) print it on fiber paper , but good to have more to look forward to. Thanks!
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-19-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 759
Posted By HLing
mysterious unlatching of the strap

The poster JHP talked about his recurring nightmare of dropping his MP, which reminded me of my real-life nightmare in the making:

in the past month I've seen this strap come undone not when I'm...
Forum: Off Topic 03-16-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 482
Posted By HLing
Thanks for reminding me. My note book has been...

Thanks for reminding me. My note book has been hungry for ink these days, too.

Ever since I read a book in college about Da Vinci's life, I'd taught myself writing with both hands in a mirrored...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-12-2012
Replies: 33
Views: 3,499
Posted By HLing
Getting good B & W prints inspired me

From a relatively newbie perspective here (hopefully there are some here in the same boat):

After practicing a lot using C41 film (both color and B & W) for the quick feed back from a good and...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-10-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 4,855
Posted By HLing
Nippon Photo Clinic Service helped me out!

Thank to folks on the board here I gave Nippon a try. I brought my old beat up cameras needing miscellaneous repairs that most other repair shops deemed not worth fixing (mirror fell off, damper pad...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-04-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 3,202
Posted By HLing
For me I'd love it if Nokia returns to Symbian...

For me I'd love it if Nokia returns to Symbian instead of Windows 7.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-24-2012
Replies: 37
Views: 3,482
Posted By HLing
Thanks for the link! I like this guy's style.

Thanks for the link!

I like this guy's style.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 02-23-2012
Replies: 184
Views: 58,035
Posted By HLing
I didn't quit the wet darkroom. It just suddenly...

I didn't quit the wet darkroom. It just suddenly became unavailable to me just when I started to become fascinated (addicted to) with it. In the mean time, I'm learning and practicing as much as I...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-05-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 1,961
Posted By HLing
Cool! Thanks! I'm going to get more while the...

Cool! Thanks! I'm going to get more while the price is good then.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-05-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 1,961
Posted By HLing
how much longer does expired film last?

If the expiration date is 12/2011, how much longer can I use it? This is the Fuji 3000b peel apart instant film going for $8.99 for a pack.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-28-2012
Replies: 33
Views: 3,465
Posted By HLing
wow, it's great to see so many beautiful B & W...

wow, it's great to see so many beautiful B & W sunsets, and thoughts to ponder...Thanks guys! Please keep them coming!

Here's the B & W Polaroid (Polaroid automatic 250) shot from that day.

I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-27-2012
Replies: 33
Views: 3,465
Posted By HLing
B & W sunset?

Even though I started learning manual camera +film photography with B & W film, it got to a point where i have 50+ rolls of developed negatives that will probably never be printed. I enjoyed...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-20-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 2,606
Posted By HLing
The film seem more brittle in the cold and made...

The film seem more brittle in the cold and made film loading difficult. I've also had my Minolta SRT 201 shutter staying closed when trying to shoot in the snow.

Loading a IIIf under cool and dry...
Forum: Other RF 01-11-2012
Replies: 45
Views: 6,155
Posted By HLing
oops I lied! First Minolta: SRT 201 2nd Minolta:...

oops I lied!
First Minolta: SRT 201
2nd Minolta: Minolta XTsi
3rd Minolta: Weathermatic DL (the yellow camera)
4th Minolta: Minolta AL...
Forum: Other RF 01-10-2012
Replies: 45
Views: 6,155
Posted By HLing
First Minolta: SRT 201 2nd Minolta: Weathermatic...

First Minolta: SRT 201
2nd Minolta: Weathermatic DL (the yellow camera)
3rd Minolta: Minolta AL (http://www.thecamerasite.net/02_Rangefinders/Pages/minoltaal.htm)

Love them all, but the AL is really...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-30-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 2,055
Posted By HLing
Assuming you don't have it set on auto, right?

Assuming you don't have it set on auto, right?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-27-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 1,717
Posted By HLing
slightly lower water and air temp...

I've been missing out on our local RFF meet ups to go learn swimming in the open water at the beach alongside the Cibbows people. Water temp 47-50 F. Air temp 25-50 F. Though I've not let the...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 12-12-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 3,063
Posted By HLing
Robert, Thanks for the additional info. I hadn't...

Robert, Thanks for the additional info. I hadn't thought of using exposed film as a filter before!

Charjohncarter, I definitely need to practice more without film.

Since last post I've got the...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 12-10-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 3,063
Posted By HLing
oh, wait, you mean just cover up the sensor! I'll...

oh, wait, you mean just cover up the sensor! I'll give that a try. why didn't I think of that!? Thanks!
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 12-09-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 3,063
Posted By HLing
Thank you both for your testing and replies! I...

Thank you both for your testing and replies!

I also did more testing where I put the switch for the light condition to the bottom one which, for color film is "..for dull day or with flash", and...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 12-09-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 3,063
Posted By HLing
Polaroid auto 100 - shutter speed 10 secs - 1/1200?

Still trying to figure out the proper exposures and exposure times for both fp3000 b and fp100c film. It turns out that fp3000b has a wider range of lighting possibilities, where as the fp100c seem...
Forum: RFF News 12-02-2011
Replies: 174
Views: 15,730
Posted By HLing
Glad to see the familiar black background again!...

Glad to see the familiar black background again!

There were times when part of the archive was accessible, but when that also went .....was when it got really unsettling.

So, anyway, in case it...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-16-2011
Replies: 8,955
Views: 874,588
Posted By HLing
A Contessamatic E and a lot of film for the rest...

A Contessamatic E and a lot of film for the rest of the year....
(attached a sample from inside the East Village Music store on Halloween night this year...where there was another film camera...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-14-2011
Replies: 29
Views: 4,404
Posted By HLing
Done, and shared. Best of luck!

Done, and shared. Best of luck!
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-11-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 2,341
Posted By HLing
That's interesting that Gursky might not get the...

That's interesting that Gursky might not get the money..though maybe he got some initially when the print was made?

Interesting thought about having a "Gursky chapel" though. It could be build with...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-10-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 2,341
Posted By HLing
highest price got higher: 4.3 million for Andreas Gursky's work

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_PHOTOGRAPH_AUCTION_RECORD?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-10-2011
Replies: 37
Views: 4,674
Posted By HLing
Thanks for the link! It's great to read about...

Thanks for the link! It's great to read about what he's learned through traveling and seeing all these years. It's good to be reminded that even when/if the physical picture (mine) might not be...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-08-2011
Replies: 0
Views: 468
Posted By HLing
"intrigued"

From the facebook page of The Artist: "As they say in the film “Sunset Boulevard” “We didn’t need dialogue. We had faces.” Do you have what it takes to be a star of silent film? Share with us your...
Forum: RFF Polls 11-06-2011
Replies: 141
Views: 26,755
Posted By HLing
My avatar looks like a self-shot capture, but in...

My avatar looks like a self-shot capture, but in fact it's one of the shooter being shot. I didn't know what I looked like to others until that shot...

That said, I'm not sure what "nerd" factor...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 10-29-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 2,810
Posted By HLing
So..can you give me an idea of roughly what...

So..can you give me an idea of roughly what setting that (3000 at 3000, and 1.5 stop lighter) is equal to in terms of shutter speed and aperature for, say, a 400 ASA film?

Thanks!
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 10-28-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 2,810
Posted By HLing
By the way, Charjohncarter, those shots you took...

By the way, Charjohncarter, those shots you took with the homemade pinhole camera are beautiful!

Ironically, now that I got the Polaroid Auto 100 working (the battery came in the mail), I could not...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-26-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 5,944
Posted By HLing
Thanks all for your replies! Hipsterdufus,...

Thanks all for your replies!

Hipsterdufus, through your link I found their facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/xxltdlab#!/xxltdlab?sk=info , which had a similar query as mine from Oct 6, but no...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-25-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 5,944
Posted By HLing
"Process SFW-XL only at Seattle FilmWorks"

There was a roll of a 20-exp color film ASA 200-20 DX in the newly arrived Contessamatic E. The film has 916.2 USE BY NOV. 98, and the 716820-(maybe the 916.2 goes here?) -607. Also, Process...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 10-20-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 2,810
Posted By HLing
Thank you all for your replies! This is...

Thank you all for your replies!



This is indeed well written how-to, especially with the color arrows, in keeping with how some Polaroid manuals are written. I had wanted to clean the viewers and...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 10-19-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 2,810
Posted By HLing
fuji packfilm in Polaroid Automatic 100

Just got the Polaroid Automatic 100 today. It came with the original case, instruction manual, even the flash gun and spare bulbs.

I was wondering if 1) the camera must have battery juice to...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 10-14-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 2,317
Posted By HLing
snarky? didn't mean to be.

I hope I wasn't coming across as being "snarky". The" too much info" comment was once directed at myself from a friend I've known for 6+ years. The same friend also denied ever dreaming in color,...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 10-14-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 2,317
Posted By HLing
In most circles, sharing dreams is considered...

In most circles, sharing dreams is considered "too much information". Shows how supportive RFF is !

Just curious, was the dream in B & W or color? What type of film would you say the dream was...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-07-2011
Replies: 727
Views: 150,277
Posted By HLing
It's the SRT 201 with the 58 mm Rokkor PF /1.4,...

It's the SRT 201 with the 58 mm Rokkor PF /1.4, and 135mm Celtic MC/3.5 given me that got me started back into film photography.

More often than not, I was told, "it won't turn out...", and then to...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-06-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 1,127
Posted By HLing
"Nothing" is free

Actually, $1 for something you can hold in your hands vs the intangible image locked inside a cell phone/computer... I'd take the real thing any day.

I'm loving the fuji peel-apart B & W with a...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 09-22-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 2,498
Posted By HLing
well, here's one that has all four corners...

well, here's one that has all four corners...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 09-22-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 2,498
Posted By HLing
So, the serial number to the right of the...

So, the serial number to the right of the accessory shoe doesn't really tell you then? OK, well, I'm not going to remove anything just to find out. I'm with you on that. Thanks!
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-22-2011
Replies: 35
Views: 5,289
Posted By HLing
7-Eleven in HK has fun stuff that are limited...

7-Eleven in HK has fun stuff that are limited offer trinkets, some become collectables (I liked those dog cards that can be assembled into standing miniatures back in 2004 or 2006 was it?)

This year...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-21-2011
Replies: 82
Views: 14,387
Posted By HLing
Thanks for a thoughtful post that reminds us to...

Thanks for a thoughtful post that reminds us to keep on keeping on even when there may be dissenting opinions from others.
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 09-21-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 2,498
Posted By HLing
Hi Delible, there was a hand strap that came with...

Hi Delible, there was a hand strap that came with it was quite worned and tearing so I took it off. Although, now that you mentioned it, that day I did put one of those strap for usb sticks on it...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 09-20-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 2,498
Posted By HLing
I don't have a lens hood on this, FranZ, but...

I don't have a lens hood on this, FranZ, but that's a good tip for future references. So thanks!

Landshark, the max shutter speed on my Olympus Pen is 200. I'm kicking myself now for not taking...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 09-19-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 2,498
Posted By HLing
from my Olympus Pen: what are the dark corners?

I've been very happy with my Olympus Pen Original ever since Essex Camera in New Jersey cleaned and fixed it up for me.
Recently though, I've gotten a few exposures with dark corners like this. I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-11-2011
Replies: 1
Views: 699
Posted By HLing
Sounds like fun. Might you want to post this to...

Sounds like fun.
Might you want to post this to the half frame category?
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=84
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-09-2011
Replies: 32
Views: 3,617
Posted By HLing
you guys are the best!

It's nice to wake up to a wealth of support and guidance in your replies! Thank you all!

I've been in a "Forgo Food for Film" mode and just try to do as many sports event as I can. It's not for pay....
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-08-2011
Replies: 32
Views: 3,617
Posted By HLing
Discretion - I have none

I don't know if anyone else have this problem, but it's a problem and is putting a damper on the photographing experience. I'm wondering if you all can help?

It's been good practice taking pictures...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-07-2011
Replies: 80
Views: 6,742
Posted By HLing
I'm crying inside again, seeing...

I'm crying inside again, seeing this.

Photography has helped me to:
1) be IN THE MOMENT for longer period of time.
2) Focus with both eyes open : life doesn't have to be about what you shut out, but...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-07-2011
Replies: 41
Views: 3,863
Posted By HLing
Is it safe to say that Compur-Rapid shutters are...

Is it safe to say that Compur-Rapid shutters are found mostly in folding cameras only then?



jsrockit, Stress is my middle name. :)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-06-2011
Replies: 41
Views: 3,863
Posted By HLing
exception to the general rules

[quote=Towermax;1702082]And keep in mind that common rules do vary from camera to camera.

For example, on my Ansco Karomat (Agfa Karat 36), the owner's manual states, "When using the 1/500 of a...
Forum: Off Topic 09-04-2011
Replies: 1
Views: 398
Posted By HLing
"For the jazzers – long concert footage of the John Coltrane Live in Germany & Belgiu

B & W, dimly lit, shiny brass...great music..Enjoy!

http://youtu.be/iNSwEE_HLuE
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-02-2011
Replies: 1
Views: 674
Posted By HLing
Thanks for the link! It's great that the...

Thanks for the link!

It's great that the process requires the subject to remain still for 10-30 seconds, just long enough to calm the surface noise of life.
Forum: Film vs Digital 09-02-2011
Replies: 128
Views: 9,509
Posted By HLing
what a fun thread!

Film: Captured.
Digital: Missed.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-30-2011
Replies: 41
Views: 3,863
Posted By HLing
eye opening !

Thanks everyone for the wealth of information! I don't know all of the cameras mentioned, and now will have a name to look them up.

For example, I looked up Pentacon 6, and found someone's...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-30-2011
Replies: 41
Views: 3,863
Posted By HLing
THAT I can and do do!

THAT I can and do do!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-30-2011
Replies: 41
Views: 3,863
Posted By HLing
I was just going to ask about changing lens mid...

I was just going to ask about changing lens mid roll in general for both Leica screwmount and Minolta SLR SRT 201, though I never owned or used a Hasselblad, and hadn't heard about cocking it before...
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 08-30-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1,460
Posted By HLing
That was a fun movie with Catherine Zeta-Jones...

That was a fun movie with Catherine Zeta-Jones and Antonio Banderas.

The prints look very glamorous!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-30-2011
Replies: 41
Views: 3,863
Posted By HLing
So...what about an Olympus Pen Original? and how...

So...what about an Olympus Pen Original? and how about a Canonet Original with the bottom winder? Does the rule apply to both?

I've got both fresh from repair and clean, so I know they are working...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-30-2011
Replies: 41
Views: 3,863
Posted By HLing
Is there a general No-No list for handling manual cameras?

I've learned the hard way. NOW i know with the Leica IIIf I should not adjust the shutter speed before I've cocked the shutter.

Now that I know that, I've even begun to see information about how...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-25-2011
Replies: 47
Views: 5,646
Posted By HLing
Given 10 years of private income I would: 1)...

Given 10 years of private income I would:
1) come up with a system/space to reduce the bottlenecking many of us suffer, and make much more feasible the last part of the cycle: being able to learn...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 08-24-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 5,259
Posted By HLing
Ah, I see. It just LOOKED like a half-frame....

Ah, I see. It just LOOKED like a half-frame. Still cute though.
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 08-23-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 5,259
Posted By HLing
Sweet! I'm a recent Olympus Half-frame lover. I...

Sweet! I'm a recent Olympus Half-frame lover. I envie your good fortune!

Nice images from the Rollei 35!
Forum: Off Topic 08-23-2011
Replies: 0
Views: 329
Posted By HLing
How optical lenses are made

I bought a bunch of part-lenses at an antique shop out of curiosity, though after seeing this video I have a lot more respect for even the non-working ones.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7_wL0ZZi6k
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 08-23-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 5,259
Posted By HLing
what's the one 2 up from the rollei?

Congrats! It looks like you got more than one beauty there! What is the one 2 up from the Rollei? Is it a Half frame something? I couldn't make out the lettering.
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 08-21-2011
Replies: 55
Views: 28,339
Posted By HLing
[quote=farlymac;1690924]I finally got around to...

[quote=farlymac;1690924]I finally got around to shooting with my CX, and was pleasantly surprized at the output. Mine has a couple of issues though, as the shutter hangs up when pointing the camera...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-19-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 2,683
Posted By HLing
That's right, not dead, YET. Honestly, I think...

That's right, not dead, YET.

Honestly, I think I'll be dead before film dies. I mean, really, who knows about these sort of things? Certainly I don't expect to live forever, while it seems that the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-19-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 2,683
Posted By HLing
Thanks for the link! I saw a flash of someone I...

Thanks for the link! I saw a flash of someone I knew in the segment. In fact, about 3 weeks ago was the first time I'd seen K & M in Chinatown (the store they mentioned in the video) even though I'd...
Forum: Off Topic 08-18-2011
Replies: 1
Views: 399
Posted By HLing
Photo Nanny

http://www.photo-nanny.com/

I'd never heard of these people until an old friend from Houston told me they spent $10,000 to have their photographs digitized and archived.

I have mixed feelings...
Forum: Off Topic 08-17-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 629
Posted By HLing
Yes, one here. I've been drinking tea (loose...

Yes, one here. I've been drinking tea (loose leaves in a teapot type) and coffee since age 8.
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 08-16-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 2,749
Posted By HLing
Lovely light! Could you tell me if you scanned...

Lovely light!

Could you tell me if you scanned the print or if you had the lab scan the negatives?

Thanks!
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 08-15-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 2,757
Posted By HLing
One man's leftover is another man's feast..

I like the blue in it. Reminds me of the colors of the Italian Riviera , but most likely just from the filters of my memory's eyes...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 08-13-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 2,757
Posted By HLing
Thanks! That's the one I think. It looks like...

Thanks! That's the one I think. It looks like there's still some film available? Quite beautiful results!
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 08-13-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 3,811
Posted By HLing
cool! I was in Hong Kong in March for 5 weeks. I...

cool! I was in Hong Kong in March for 5 weeks. I walked all over and found places where I could get film, but wasn't taking C41 pictures back then.

Here in NYC the lab I go to (Yardley Photo at 41...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 08-12-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 2,757
Posted By HLing
charjohncarter, thanks for the PM. I replied. ...

charjohncarter, thanks for the PM. I replied.

Maybe someone else on the forum would like the camera, which seems to be the same one I have already.
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 08-12-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 3,811
Posted By HLing
Beautiful! Which lab did you have that printed...

Beautiful!

Which lab did you have that printed 2 on one sheet?
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 08-11-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 2,757
Posted By HLing
Ben Syverson, are you referring to the image lift...

Ben Syverson, are you referring to the image lift for Polaroid?

Charjohncarter, Those B&W shots are gorgeous! Thanks for the offer of the One step. Would your camera take the same Impossiblw film...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 08-11-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 2,757
Posted By HLing
something new to me about Polaroid film

It seems that every time I turn around I find out something about film that fascinates me. This time it's about polaroid film:

Each time I find a new camera, I put film in it and see what comes...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-11-2011
Replies: 1,310
Views: 336,827
Posted By HLing
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-QOCV_80-pvY/TkR...

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-QOCV_80-pvY/TkR7u5rSZ6I/AAAAAAAABgw/EOFDPSrrKwI/s640/3%252520portraits%252520of%252520photographers%252520Polaroid.jpg


taken with an Olympus Pen Original...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 08-10-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 3,058
Posted By HLing
I've been using the Olympus Pen Original happily...

I've been using the Olympus Pen Original happily ever since I got it back from Essex Camera repair. They did a beautiful job fixing the yellow frame lines and whatever was loose rattling around in...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-09-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 1,450
Posted By HLing
Another vote for Hewes - brilliantly designed,...

Another vote for Hewes - brilliantly designed, reliable to a fault, so that I know the problem if any is on my end, and i can fix it. If it were a man I'd marry him.

That said, even when using Hewes...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 08-07-2011
Replies: 0
Views: 1,814
Posted By HLing
question about film for Polaroid OneStep Closeup

I just got this Polaroid OneStep Closeup for $1 on the street out of curiosity. Looking for the film online had been a dizzying experience. Besides the obvious PX680 from the Impossible Project, are...
Forum: Film vs Digital 08-02-2011
Replies: 139
Views: 27,784
Posted By HLing
Totally drawn in by film at the moment.

Totally drawn in by film at the moment.
Forum: Off Topic 07-28-2011
Replies: 42
Views: 3,274
Posted By HLing
How about this for a twist? There are countless...

How about this for a twist? There are countless couples in this world where one person dominates over the relationship. Whether it was racism or just habitual assumed ownership on her part, did you...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-25-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 1,443
Posted By HLing
Thank you! It's good to think positively, I...

Thank you! It's good to think positively, I suppose.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-25-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 1,366
Posted By HLing
keep us posted!

I hope to hear more of this project!
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-23-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 1,443
Posted By HLing
Thanks! You all are so supportive!

Thanks! You all are so supportive!
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-21-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 1,443
Posted By HLing
Got my first (and probably only) BBC photo credit!

So I've been busy learning from situations by volunteering in events where I can shoot film and find out what works and what doesn't. I got some great advice from you all on the forum in the How to...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 07-20-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 3,058
Posted By HLing
pics came out!

So I couldn't wait. I developed the HP5+ at midnight. Relief! I'd say 85% of the images came out, just a few spots that looked clumped together, but more were the shots that were properly exposed in...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 07-20-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 3,058
Posted By HLing
Thanks Delible! It's great to have the 12 inch...

Thanks Delible! It's great to have the 12 inch focus!

Since posting I've successfully loaded 1.5 roll. I didn't finish the first roll, because I wanted to get the C41 film to develop for a quick...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-19-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 942
Posted By HLing
4 more rolls turned out alright

I understand and appreciate all who prize the image enough to not take the chance with the developer.

On the other hand, I figure now (as a beginner) is the time to test the limit and find out the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-19-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 942
Posted By HLing
Thanks! Yes, I'm talking about Ilford DD-X...

Thanks! Yes, I'm talking about Ilford DD-X developer.
Now I just have to decide how many more rolls of film I can use the 16 oz of diluted solution for. Ilford says 33 oz can stretch to develop 10...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-19-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 942
Posted By HLing
DD-X diluted yesterday 1+4.

I developed just 4 rolls yesterday with DD-X. Wanting to use it up within 24 hours, I looked at it just now, and find there's a light greenish gray film on the bottle.

Does't that mean the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-19-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1,623
Posted By HLing
Kentmere dries nice and flat.

Kentmere dries nice and flat.
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 07-18-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 3,058
Posted By HLing
olympus Pen Original - how to load film?

i'm having trouble finding a manual for the Olympus Pen, 28mm/3.5 D.Zuiko. Thought I had loaded the film, but it never went anywhere apparently....

also, what is the closest focus range? 2 is the...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-04-2011
Replies: 68
Views: 9,377
Posted By HLing
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-YDm4K4KUyHw/ThJ...

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-YDm4K4KUyHw/ThJzdFj3AYI/AAAAAAAABf8/bQD5hGcRviE/s640/HJ%252520clown.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-04-2011
Replies: 443
Views: 50,301
Posted By HLing
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-XpsPtZmmxOs/ThJ...

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-XpsPtZmmxOs/ThJzcnmbPvI/AAAAAAAABf4/g6JU2_BxUl0/s640/HJ%252520fat.jpg

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-S3BRw1Pr_R4/ThJz1E3sipI/AAAAAAAABgA/vxAUlXyCz9Q/s640/HJ%252...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 07-04-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 2,647
Posted By HLing
flipped?

just curious where the flip of the picture with the adorable child sitting in a high chair occurred? It does matter which side is down, right?
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 07-04-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,849
Posted By HLing
well, I'm happy to say that the organization...

well, I'm happy to say that the organization really knew what it was doing so I was able to get to know the event close up and get shots without the aid of an helicopter (:)). It was an inspiring...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-19-2011
Replies: 34
Views: 4,504
Posted By HLing
Just so happen I saw something called Nubrella...

Just so happen I saw something called Nubrella that's a hands free umbrella that covers all the way down to the chest.

Unfortunately most guys here didn't like it. See thread :...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-15-2011
Replies: 1
Views: 1,833
Posted By HLing
Chrysler Camera referred me to Photo Technica on...

Chrysler Camera referred me to Photo Technica on 13th street. They don't have it. No one else in town has it.
I ordered from the website (based in San Diego, CA), but got called back immediately...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 06-15-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,849
Posted By HLing
Oh well, since I'm not a "professional" and I'm...

Oh well, since I'm not a "professional" and I'm shooting film, (and probably because I didn't offer the helicopter shoot :eek:) I'm not going to be one of the photographers per se.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-15-2011
Replies: 677
Views: 50,480
Posted By HLing
come to think of it, before that she said, "My...

come to think of it, before that she said, "My daughter's also taking photography...I don't understand..."

I think she thinks she's more with it than either of us...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-15-2011
Replies: 677
Views: 50,480
Posted By HLing
By a woman passerby in her 60's, "Why would you...

By a woman passerby in her 60's, "Why would you use something (film) that has no future?!"
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-13-2011
Replies: 1
Views: 766
Posted By HLing
You've of course checked the obvious (forgive me)...

You've of course checked the obvious (forgive me) and pushed the LED button that's on the left side?
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-13-2011
Replies: 1
Views: 1,833
Posted By HLing
where do get battery cover for Minolta Maxxum Xtsi?

Is there a parts shop type of place in NYC where i can get the battery cover?

I found a source online but would rather if it can be had...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-12-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 1,221
Posted By HLing
It's a good lesson to learn now rather than...

It's a good lesson to learn now rather than later, since I've never had this problem before.

I'd learned on the Hewes reels with the two flat taps at the core.

The ones I borrowed looked at...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-11-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 1,221
Posted By HLing
wow!

You guys are right! even though the negatives are dried already I put the parts with the blob back into the fixer and they cleared up! Yeah, it becomes a clear spot, but now I wonder if some of the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-11-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 2,164
Posted By HLing
Thanks for this! Even though there seems to be a...

Thanks for this! Even though there seems to be a temporary set-back on the Kodak LVT Rhino I'd been researching and trouble-shooting, I had always envisioned something grand like this that the LVT...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-11-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 1,221
Posted By HLing
Thanks Julio1fer and Rob-F for your replies. ...

Thanks Julio1fer and Rob-F for your replies. Maybe I should have agitated more at the beginning of developing. Could be I didn't roll the film properly and some parts got stuck. The negatives are...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-11-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,032
Posted By HLing
Happy to hear your good news! Just last week, I...

Happy to hear your good news!

Just last week, I brought my sister's Point and Shoot to the film developing place to get new battery put in so that we can get the film out. She didn't know how long...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-11-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 1,221
Posted By HLing
what caused this sort of things?

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-lB4Z8QX8oFg/TfQWKmRMf6I/AAAAAAAABc8/zk5ejX5e2ZA/s640/061120115545.jpg

Using borrowed reels(4) and tanks(2)I developed 6 rolls of film today.

I did them in 3...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 06-10-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,849
Posted By HLing
Thanks all for your input! Now I'm wondering...

Thanks all for your input!

Now I'm wondering what film to use. In Hong Kong I had a chance to shoot a small group of triathlets on the beach before and after getting into the water. I'd used Fuji...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-09-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 2,730
Posted By HLing
from Ilford's Technical department

Tlitody, you were right about their helpfulness. Here's the reply from David Abberley of Harmon Technology's Technical support (with his permission). It was also interesting to learn about the...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-08-2011
Replies: 1
Views: 663
Posted By HLing
my noobie question about the obvious..

So, if someone has a machine that processes C41 (like those in one-hour photo places), are the prints (say, 4x6) part of what that machine does?

If so, is there a similar machine that does the same...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-08-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1,319
Posted By HLing
is analog ok, too?

I just picked up a plain and simple faverware thermometer that looked a lot like this one:...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 06-08-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,849
Posted By HLing
Raytoei, I love the B & W look. Love the shots!...

Raytoei, I love the B & W look. Love the shots! You've convinced me to use B & W. I have the kenko skylight filter on my lens all the time anyway, is that sufficient? Thanks for the suggestion...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 06-07-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,849
Posted By HLing
open water swim event shoot

I've just volunteered as a photographer for the 28.6 mile Manhattan Island Marathon Swim, an open water swim event where swimmers will swim around the island of Manhattan!...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-06-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 1,391
Posted By HLing
Agree with bigeye, a very fun lens to use,...

Agree with bigeye, a very fun lens to use, especially good for those suffering from claustrophobia.

Here are two I took with a CV 15 mm on loan (complete with shade and viewfinder) during our NY...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-03-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 2,730
Posted By HLing
I heard back from the Ilford Technical support...

I heard back from the Ilford Technical support quite promptly. After brining his attention to the label on the DD-x 1 litre bottle it was confirmed that indeed there are some errors in the layout and...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-01-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 1,844
Posted By HLing
ha ha! I know, and I just gave advice on...

ha ha! I know, and I just gave advice on Johnamazement's "Help Me to Look cool" thread! (No, I didn't say wear one of these, but i should have)

seriously though, if you didn't care how you looked,...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-01-2011
Replies: 156
Views: 18,485
Posted By HLing
a woman's point of view

You have two options:

1) If you really love your Leica, spend time alone with it out. Give yourself at least an hour with it each day. Don't let anyone else come between you and your Leica, unless...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-01-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 1,844
Posted By HLing
Nubrella

Has anyone used one of these hands free umbrella dome thing for photographing? Does it work well? I'd love to get one for raining or snowing days...!

http://www.nubrella.com/
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-31-2011
Replies: 240
Views: 30,312
Posted By HLing
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-PvlSVajCntw/TZt...

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-PvlSVajCntw/TZt0kv0ybtI/AAAAAAAABX0/Jevjya8bvUA/s800/042420103391.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-29-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,479
Posted By HLing
so much to learn!

Thanks for all your words of wisdom! I really appreciate you all taking time to impart your knowledge. There's a lot in the replies for me to digest and understand, such as how the developer...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-29-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 2,730
Posted By HLing
I just got this 1 Litre bottle this past...

I just got this 1 Litre bottle this past Thursday. It's not been opened yet.

OK, I've just written them an email from their website. When I hear back from a real person I'll attach the picture of...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-29-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 2,730
Posted By HLing
Thanks for your confirmation! So, you mean the...

Thanks for your confirmation! So, you mean the 7:30 time for the 2nd EI 200 is suspect, right?

I guess I can also ask them about the unusually long time that the Delta 100 takes compared to the 400.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-29-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,479
Posted By HLing
which developer is Re-useable?

I'm trying to find out not so much from the manufacturer's recommendations, but from user's experience which film developer can do multiple batches and be saved for another day (how long?).

I know...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-29-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 2,730
Posted By HLing
Right, I didn't see any other dilution ratio for...

Right, I didn't see any other dilution ratio for Ilfotech DD-X besides 1+4.

I'm beginning to wonder if something was a misprint.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-28-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 2,730
Posted By HLing
Thanks all for your replies. It's encouraging to...

Thanks all for your replies. It's encouraging to see good results with this film as you all have posted.

I'm still puzzled about the 12 mins for Delta 100 and 9:30 for Delta 400, but what's more,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-26-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 2,730
Posted By HLing
what is special about Delta 100?

So far I've only used Ilfordtec HC at 1+31 dilution for developing negatives. Each time before loading the reel I study and confirm the developing time for the type of film used. It's been sort of...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-20-2011
Replies: 110
Views: 73,271
Posted By HLing
Aren't most purchased film in the canister...

Aren't most purchased film in the canister already cut for the lead-in?

There's one thing that helped make loading film go smoothly. It was stated in the original manual: Before loading, engage...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 05-17-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 1,738
Posted By HLing
That's gotta be a joke...and what is that at the...

That's gotta be a joke...and what is that at the bottom on his palm, a raspberry? ??
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-16-2011
Replies: 30
Views: 2,160
Posted By HLing
At the end of February this year I went to Hong...

At the end of February this year I went to Hong Kong from JFK. I took all the film out of their carton and canisters and had them in a Hakuba lead-lined bag (though now I know it's better not to use...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-15-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 1,278
Posted By HLing
so it does, thanks for the quick ID! It's a cool...

so it does, thanks for the quick ID! It's a cool looking camera. I'm a little puzzled about the 127 film....though maybe the question belongs in another thread...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-15-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 1,278
Posted By HLing
Thanks for the link! Anyone know what the camera...

Thanks for the link!

Anyone know what the camera is at 8:55-8:56 ? Loading film seem so...
Forum: Film vs Digital 05-14-2011
Replies: 45
Views: 4,976
Posted By HLing
"... I've had the camera 3 days and have fallen...

"... I've had the camera 3 days and have fallen in love, however my brain kicked in and:

Film cost = £4 average per roll.
Dev = £2.50 average.
Scanner = £300 for an average one.

Quality of £300...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-12-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 1,440
Posted By HLing
That was brilliant! Thanks for the link!

That was brilliant! Thanks for the link!
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-06-2011
Replies: 193
Views: 63,804
Posted By HLing
I thought I was seeing...

I thought I was seeing...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-03-2011
Replies: 1
Views: 919
Posted By HLing
I've been going to Yardley Photo in Chinatown at...

I've been going to Yardley Photo in Chinatown at 41 Bowery for C41 developing. So far they've done well. Developing only is $2.89 per roll. If you get prints it can be 20 cents a print if you print...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 04-21-2011
Replies: 372
Views: 94,520
Posted By HLing
posted under film

Ilford HP5 two for $5 (adorama) or $4.39 (Freestyle) Over here!
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=104617
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