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Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 1 Day Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 1,394
Posted By Godfrey
I have a different attitude towards this. It's...

I have a different attitude towards this. It's just obvious to me from what Adobe is doing with their business that they don't want me as their customer, that's all. They're focused on where they...
Forum: Photo Software 1 Day Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 218
Posted By Godfrey
I've seen a report on another photo forum that...

I've seen a report on another photo forum that someone who had LR 6.14 installed on his system upgraded to Catalina and it continues to run, although the Maps and Web modules are dead (Maps has been...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 1 Day Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 1,697
Posted By Godfrey
That may be so, but you never have the total...

That may be so, but you never have the total control of your print that I like when you depend upon an external service to do your printing. Cost is only one aspect of making prints, and not the most...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Day Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 529
Posted By Godfrey
Very nice indeed! Strong images, great depth to...

Very nice indeed! Strong images, great depth to them.

My 500CM is "next film camera up" to load and go shooting with... I think I'll concentrate on playing with the Distagon 50mm lens. :)

G
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 1 Day Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 213
Posted By Godfrey
The M9 baseplate carries the tripod mount. On the...

The M9 baseplate carries the tripod mount. On the M typ 240 and later bodies, the tripod mount is in the body, the baseplate simply has a pass-through hole to it. As far as I recall, the M9 tripod...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 1 Day Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 1,394
Posted By Godfrey
The backend SPI for the Map module changed some...

The backend SPI for the Map module changed some time back due to a change at Adobe, and Adobe will not update Lightroom 6 perpetual license to be compatible. I've disabled the module in my...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 2 Days Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 1,697
Posted By Godfrey
Read the whole thread. I used an Epson R2400...

Read the whole thread.

I used an Epson R2400 from 2005 until 2014 (or 2015) and made literally thousands of prints with it. No problems, although I could tell it was past its due by date at the...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 2 Days Ago
Replies: 1,901
Views: 377,394
Posted By Godfrey
Lovely Italian restaurant I found while wandering...

Lovely Italian restaurant I found while wandering around Los Angeles a couple of weeks ago.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48899259897_47f882e934_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hv4ukT)
Leica CL +...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 3 Days Ago
Replies: 576
Views: 84,939
Posted By Godfrey
In the past couple of months, I've run about five...

In the past couple of months, I've run about five packs of varied, fresh SX-70 and 600 speed B&W and Color film. Frankly, I'm delighted with *all* of it! The two B&W and two color emulsions render...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 6 Days Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 1,394
Posted By Godfrey
I can't recall the details differences between LR...

I can't recall the details differences between LR 5 and LR 6, but I know I need LR 6.1x for Leica CL raw compatibility. (Earlier versions will open the files but the Adobe Standard camera calibration...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 6 Days Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 1,394
Posted By Godfrey
It requires your machine talk to their servers on...

It requires your machine talk to their servers on a regular basis to vet and authenticate, and there's no guarantee that the rendering qualities from one revision to the next, remain the same....
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 1 Week Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 608
Posted By Godfrey
I've been using Macintosh operating system...

I've been using Macintosh operating system computers since 1984. I have never run antivirus software, and have never had a virus get in. Neither at home on open networks or at work (I worked for...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 1,166
Posted By Godfrey
i bet all the Nikon designers and engineers who...

i bet all the Nikon designers and engineers who sweated bullets over the completely different shutter, auto-return mirror mechanism, auto-return aperture diaphragm, new lens mount, new body...
Forum: Nikon RF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 647
Posted By Godfrey
The Nikkor-O 21mm f/4 is specifically shaped to...

The Nikkor-O 21mm f/4 is specifically shaped to key into the Nikon F and F2 bodies, and shouldn't be used on anything else without understanding the keying and how to implement it.



There are...
Forum: Photo Software 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 118
Posted By Godfrey
I've been evaluating and using RAW Power for some...

I've been evaluating and using RAW Power for some time, on both macOS and iOS (now iPadOS too). It takes a little study and practice to get the hang of it, but I think it's quite good in the end....
Forum: Nikon RF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 647
Posted By Godfrey
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Nikon-DW-1-Waist-Level-Fi...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Nikon-DW-1-Waist-Level-Finder-Viewfinder-for-F2-Japan/193135337496

$35 at present.

G
Forum: Nikon RF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 647
Posted By Godfrey
A plain prism would work to lighten the camera...

A plain prism would work to lighten the camera too, but cost for one in good condition is $100-$250. A waist level finder is lighter, smaller, and costs as low as $35.

Hacking an FTn prism finder...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 1,166
Posted By Godfrey
I seem to recall that's true, but they're not...

I seem to recall that's true, but they're not Nikon Fs ... :D
Forum: Nikon RF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 647
Posted By Godfrey
Well, that tends to sell for about $250, when you...

Well, that tends to sell for about $250, when you can find it. A waist level finder is $40 from Ebay. :)

The Nikon F and F2 already have their own accessory shoe anyway... and there are plenty of...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 1,166
Posted By Godfrey
LOL! Wacky thread. The Nikon F is a single lens...

LOL! Wacky thread.

The Nikon F is a single lens reflex camera. Stripped of its metering prism finder and fitted with a 21mm lens that requires mirror lockup to fit, and the matching viewfinder, it's...
Forum: Nikon RF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 647
Posted By Godfrey
Hey Raid, The Nikkor-O 21mm f/4 was the first...

Hey Raid,

The Nikkor-O 21mm f/4 was the first ultra-wide lens I used, on loan from my uncle, in 1969 to 1972 or so. I used it on a Nikon F body. It's a terrific performer, IMO.

The easiest thing...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 1 Week Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 1,394
Posted By Godfrey
I agree. I'd rather find other processing tools...

I agree. I'd rather find other processing tools that work correctly on macOS Catalina and adapt my workflow to them.

RAW Power combined with Photos for image management is looking pretty good for...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 1 Week Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 1,394
Posted By Godfrey
I always keep a copy of the installer for the...

I always keep a copy of the installer for the current and last operating system available; no point to going back farther than that. I also keep an external drive with a clone of my boot drive setup...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 1 Week Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 1,394
Posted By Godfrey
I have no idea what "LR6.7" is. According to the...

I have no idea what "LR6.7" is. According to the information on the Adobe website, Lightroom version 6.14 is the very last perpetual license revision of Lightroom. I have never subscribed to any of...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 1 Week Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 1,394
Posted By Godfrey
LR v6.14 is not without issues already on Mojave....

LR v6.14 is not without issues already on Mojave. The Maps module no longer functions, due to changes in the back end interface to the geolocation library that Adobe will no longer update, and I...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 1 Week Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 1,394
Posted By Godfrey
The issue with iOS (and now iPadOS and tvOS...)...

The issue with iOS (and now iPadOS and tvOS...) is a little different. Apple only supports the latest revision due to all the authentication certification required, and doesn't support backwards...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 1 Week Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 1,394
Posted By Godfrey
This is not rocket science. :-) Apple Support...

This is not rocket science. :-)

Apple Support will always have access to the Mojave installer, just like most developers will need access to it for testing purposes. It may not be available for...
Forum: Chris Crawford 1 Week Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 262
Posted By Godfrey
I use the Xrite i1 colorimeter package, it's been...

I use the Xrite i1 colorimeter package, it's been totally reliable and matched a half a dozen very different displays, when I had multiple systems running simultaneously.

It was the colorimeter...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 1 Week Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 560
Posted By Godfrey
Ah,didn't realize they offered one for it....

Ah,didn't realize they offered one for it. Thanks!



Yeah, I agree. I decided not to try to sell mine a year or two back and gave them all to friends who wanted to play and knew the risks. It was a...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 1 Week Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 1,394
Posted By Godfrey
I've locked my current 2012 Mac mini at macOS...

I've locked my current 2012 Mac mini at macOS Mojave to preserve LR v6.14 perpetual license. I won't upgrade it ... I'll buy a new mini and move over to that when I'm ready and move away from LR at...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 560
Posted By Godfrey
Hmm. All of mine had a frog tongue as standard...

Hmm. All of mine had a frog tongue as standard equipment. ??

G
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 560
Posted By Godfrey
Most likely because Polaroid Originals doesn't...

Most likely because Polaroid Originals doesn't have the resources to do that.

BTW: My Minolta Instant Pro had the same inconsistencies of operation that my Spectra Pro and standard Spectras did....
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 560
Posted By Godfrey
In the PO note, there was also a note from their...

In the PO note, there was also a note from their technical head that they'd been working on the Spectra cameras for a long time, trying to correct the issues that are developing. The problems are...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 560
Posted By Godfrey
Spectra film discontinued

I was saddened to receive the notice from Polaroid Originals this morning that they have discontinued production of Spectra format films. Evidently, the cameras are simply aging out and no longer...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 168
Views: 5,528
Posted By Godfrey
Nowhere interesting.

Nowhere interesting.
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 168
Views: 5,528
Posted By Godfrey
I love making photographs, every day. Today I...

I love making photographs, every day. Today I shot film, like I do about every other day.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48829597271_fe4856af1d_c.jpg
MiNT InstaKon RF70

G
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 168
Views: 5,528
Posted By Godfrey
The stranger was wrong. Film was never away, it's...

The stranger was wrong. Film was never away, it's been here all the time.
The few that continue to use it know this.

So what's the big deal?

G
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 168
Views: 5,528
Posted By Godfrey
It's a waste of time for me to not have instant...

It's a waste of time for me to not have instant feedback at these kinds of events now that it is available. Why bother with film? There's no advantage to it.

I was shooting these events with film...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 1,111
Posted By Godfrey
I've owned all three of the Pen F SLRs, some of...

I've owned all three of the Pen F SLRs, some of them more than once. The FV was my favorite, and the various Zuiko prime lenses outstanding. The zoom lenses of that era weren't really up to the grade...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 168
Views: 5,528
Posted By Godfrey
Since I've never stopped using film even while...

Since I've never stopped using film even while digital came into being and has moved well beyond it, I have to wonder why the notion that "some others are using film again!" is such a big deal....
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 1,729
Posted By Godfrey
Okay, you'll all laugh at me, but GAS hit. This...

Okay, you'll all laugh at me, but GAS hit. This is the Sekor 50mm lens fitted the the junked Mamiya Press 23 Universal body that I'm scavenging the lens mount from:...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 791
Posted By Godfrey
Each camera sees the world differently. Once you...

Each camera sees the world differently. Once you know how each of your cameras sees, regardless of film or digital capture, your vision of a scene includes which "eyes" you are going to see it with,...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 1,823
Posted By Godfrey
:angel: Sorry, I call 'em as I see 'em. I've...

:angel: Sorry, I call 'em as I see 'em.

I've spent most of the past thirty years de-mystifying stuff like this in the various positions that made up my career. People talking about how 'magical' it...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 791
Posted By Godfrey
+1 My camera travel kit for the four day trip to...

+1

My camera travel kit for the four day trip to Southern California I just returned from included the iPhone 8 Plus, the Leica CL with Summilux 35, Summitar 75, and Voigtländer 10mm lenses in a...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 73
Views: 2,357
Posted By Godfrey
EBay, craigslist, etc. Very few offers. The...

EBay, craigslist, etc. Very few offers. The numbers aren't there.

Refurbishing a Polaroid SX-70 is a tremendous amount of hand work, all of which is very costly. Refurbishing and UPGRADING an...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 1,823
Posted By Godfrey
Far as I'm concerned, this stuff is a nearly...

Far as I'm concerned, this stuff is a nearly complete waste of time photographically albeit a fun hobby for a camera enthusiast.

The guy's article is just a bunch of software engineering jargon...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 1,729
Posted By Godfrey
All depends how you consider it. The film is good...

All depends how you consider it. The film is good and can record nice fine detail if you fit the right lens in front of it. Considered as a positive capture film camera and embedded with a copy...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 1,729
Posted By Godfrey
It takes time and use to get the most out of any...

It takes time and use to get the most out of any camera, so please pull out your RF70 and make photographs with it! :)

The Sekor 50mm lens arrived, as did the junk bare body Mamiya 23 Press to...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 73
Views: 2,357
Posted By Godfrey
There is not enough audience for such things to...

There is not enough audience for such things to be created new. I have three or four excellent 35mm "advanced P&S" cameras. All in perfect working order, and will be for years of use to come. There...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 74
Views: 2,257
Posted By Godfrey
I love the boats from Oslo shot. :-) Well,...

I love the boats from Oslo shot. :-)



Well, Polaroid day was mostly a bust. Traffic getting from Hollywood down to San Diego pretty much sucked up the entire day sitting in the car, then I spent...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 73
Views: 2,357
Posted By Godfrey
There's a heck of a lot more to doing a "limited...

There's a heck of a lot more to doing a "limited production run" of any high precision mechanical device than "just license someone" can possibly express. And a huge amount of cost, even if you do...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 1,652
Posted By Godfrey
I am perhaps thinking of a different Rollei C35...

I am perhaps thinking of a different Rollei C35 ... Far as I recall, the nomenclature for the Rollei 35 series always put the letter descriptor after the "35" ... so Rollei 35, 35S/35T, 35B, 35C,...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 74
Views: 2,257
Posted By Godfrey
Lovely once more, Robert! :) I'm on day three of...

Lovely once more, Robert! :)

I'm on day three of another road trip. Day one and two were Leica CL and iPhone 8 Plus days; today is Polaroid SLR670x day. I have two packs of film, one BW one Color,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 73
Views: 3,548
Posted By Godfrey
None of my films have shown these problems. I've...

None of my films have shown these problems. I've processed five rolls of 120 in the Lab-Box now and all have been evenly processed. The only error I've found so far is a camera issue: my Perkeo II...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 1,652
Posted By Godfrey
The design meme for the original Rollei 35 was to...

The design meme for the original Rollei 35 was to hold the camera at waist level when setting exposure and focus. The match-needle meter, shutter/aperture control wheels, and the focus with DoF scale...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 73
Views: 3,548
Posted By Godfrey
Sorry, I missed this query before ... 8 min @...

Sorry, I missed this query before ...
8 min @ room temp using continuous agitation (turn, turn, back, turn turn turn, back, turn turn turn, back ... etc). Saves on the amount of chemistry I have to...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 1,729
Posted By Godfrey
I've been having a lot of fun learning and...

I've been having a lot of fun learning and shooting with the MiNT RF70. It produces some lovely results once you get the hang of how to use it. This one was from early in my learning curve, but I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 75
Views: 2,417
Posted By Godfrey
I have a lot of cameras because my particular...

I have a lot of cameras because my particular take on the photographic hobby is that I enjoy the technology and like to explore it.

When I do Photography, I tend to use a small subset of the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 1,116
Posted By Godfrey
My mother and father recorded their entire...

My mother and father recorded their entire honeymoon trip with a Stereo Realist. They were fun to look through*and beautiful quality when I was a child, but only one person could see them at a time....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 1,116
Posted By Godfrey
I hear that all the time. According to the...

I hear that all the time.

According to the Wilhelm-Research reports on archival permanence, the post-2006-2007 generation of pigment inkjet prints on archival papers outlast gelatin-silver prints...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 1,116
Posted By Godfrey
Here's an exercise to stress your creativity:...

Here's an exercise to stress your creativity: Make exactly, just, one photograph every day for a couple of months. Try to shoot something different in theme every time you make a photo. ONLY look at...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 292
Views: 15,348
Posted By Godfrey
I can't pick "one favorite camera" but if I...

I can't pick "one favorite camera" but if I absolutely had to reduce my camera kit to just one camera, at this point it would most likely be the Leica CL (digital).

However, my latest Polaroid...
Forum: Photo Software 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 872
Posted By Godfrey
My understanding, which might or might not be...

My understanding, which might or might not be correct, is that components of the Adobe apps' suite of supporting executables are not 64-bit compatible, where LR and PS main line code is 64-bit. I...
Forum: Photo Software 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 872
Posted By Godfrey
I've been evaluating various software for when I...

I've been evaluating various software for when I update to a new machine and past macOS Mojave. Right now my top contender for Photoshop replacement is Affinity Photo. For Lightroom replacement, I'm...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 217
Views: 10,604
Posted By Godfrey
Same here. All my best to you. G

Same here.
All my best to you.

G
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 336
Posted By Godfrey
I use Blurb.com. Whether its enormously better or...

I use Blurb.com. Whether its enormously better or worse than others, I don't know, but their editor is good and works well for me.

The real value of publishing books is to register the books with...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 58
Views: 1,032
Posted By Godfrey
I'd use HP5 since you're familiar with it. Bring...

I'd use HP5 since you're familiar with it. Bring one or two rolls with you, buy more in NYC. Differences between it and Tri-X, others, are mostly inconsequential; HP5 pushes better in my opinion if...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 62
Views: 2,685
Posted By Godfrey
A couple from my bicycle ride on Sunday....

A couple from my bicycle ride on Sunday.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48743776852_181cd47495_o.jpg...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 281
Posted By Godfrey
I used an FM, FM2n, and FE2 with the MD-12 for...

I used an FM, FM2n, and FE2 with the MD-12 for many years without any problems at all. Never owned an FE, however.

The FE and FM first shipped with the MD-11 which, though very similar to the...
Forum: Film vs Digital 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 135
Posted By Godfrey
Negative film has more latitude and lower...

Negative film has more latitude and lower contrast, is generally much easier to scan than color positives. The only issue is the same issue as when printing color negatives ... since the image is a...
Forum: RFF Polls 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2,949
Views: 1,785,123
Posted By Godfrey
I have a pack of Color SX-70 film in my oldest...

I have a pack of Color SX-70 film in my oldest SX-70, my uncle's original one from 1974. So far, six exposures and all perfect exposures... The camera has never been serviced.

Not bad for a 45 year...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 333
Posted By Godfrey
User error? Mechanical fault? Hard to say....

User error? Mechanical fault? Hard to say.

Carefully Load and expose another roll of film. See if the frame spacing is still too wide, and if the last frame is cut off again. If it is on either...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 217
Views: 10,604
Posted By Godfrey
My sincere condolences, Helen. He will live...

My sincere condolences, Helen.

He will live within your heart and memory until the end of Time in joy: The grief shall pass and he will be there smiling for you. Our eternity is alway is in the...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 09-11-2019
Replies: 74
Views: 2,257
Posted By Godfrey
Nice once again! I'm delighted with how nice...

Nice once again!

I'm delighted with how nice the color in the latest PO color films has become. They've come a long way on that front.

And you've reminded me that I need to take my oldest SX-70—a...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 09-09-2019
Replies: 74
Views: 2,257
Posted By Godfrey
Thank you, robert! I'm so behind doing my...

Thank you, robert!

I'm so behind doing my processing and posting! It's a problem. There's always something else to do these days.

Regards digitizing Polaroids: I use my multifunction...
Forum: Leica SL 09-09-2019
Replies: 57
Views: 3,286
Posted By Godfrey
Nothing that more pixels wouldn't do, in my...

Nothing that more pixels wouldn't do, in my opinion. What else could the SL2 possibly do that the SL doesn't when the carefully made Leica lens profiles offered for M and R lenses allow them to image...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-07-2019
Replies: 64
Views: 1,753
Posted By Godfrey
This is true, and is why so many never did find...

This is true, and is why so many never did find any others doing photography to enjoy the shared passion. See Vivian Maier ...!

I've been online from as far back as 1984, when it was DARPAnet and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-07-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,757
Posted By Godfrey
To me, that’s the antipathy of someone who's...

To me, that’s the antipathy of someone who's bitterness prevents them from finding any joy in the passions and joys of others. I avoid such people.

G
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-07-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,757
Posted By Godfrey
With you 100% of the way, Keith! I was forced...

With you 100% of the way, Keith!

I was forced off the bikes for a decade and some by growing physical incapacity ... hip going bad, strength going to pot, balance gone, pain pain pain. I hated...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-06-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,757
Posted By Godfrey
I spent a half hour on the phone with one of my...

I spent a half hour on the phone with one of my photo buddies today. I've known him and done/discussed/analyzed my photography with him for the past 25+ years. He's 94 now, and was telling me about...
Forum: Optics Theory - 09-06-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 530
Posted By Godfrey
Let's put the money issue aside for a moment....

Let's put the money issue aside for a moment.

Few folks buying a digital back for their Hasselblad are actually buying a whole new Hasselblad system. Most of us (thinking of the hobbyist and fine...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-04-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,599
Posted By Godfrey
These copier jigs do seem rather expensive and I...

These copier jigs do seem rather expensive and I worry about stability with the vertical arrangement. My Novoflex copy stand, flat panel light box, and home-made mask/film holder arrangement is...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 09-03-2019
Replies: 217
Views: 10,604
Posted By Godfrey
To hear that Eric has come home To see all these...

To hear that Eric has come home
To see all these wonderful photographs from his eye and mind
The tears flow
I have no words and must borrow ...

"Only in silence the word,
only in dark the light,
...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 08-31-2019
Replies: 267
Views: 7,737
Posted By Godfrey
I'm missing two cards from folks I sent a card to...

I'm missing two cards from folks I sent a card to for #11: Michael Berry and Andrew Dailinger. If you two have sent cards out, then I'd consider these missing in the mail system at this point.

All...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 08-31-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1,939
Posted By Godfrey
Of course. I consider my budget restrictions all...

Of course. I consider my budget restrictions all the time.
I don't buy what I can't afford.

What else is new?

G
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 08-30-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 729
Posted By Godfrey
:) It's one way of looking at it. Compared to a...

:) It's one way of looking at it.

Compared to a real Barnak, well, the viewfinder is light years better than that. (I loved my IIIf, IIc, and IIf cameras, but hated the peephole viewfinders...)...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-30-2019
Replies: 86
Views: 1,941
Posted By Godfrey
In the distant past, I shot football with a 4x5...

In the distant past, I shot football with a 4x5 Speed Graphic and with a host of 35mm RF compacts when I was in high school. Few examples of such stuff exist outside of my High School Yearbook, which...
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 08-30-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 729
Posted By Godfrey
Which is a bit odd, in and of itself, since it's...

Which is a bit odd, in and of itself, since it's combining FF and APS-C, as well as fixed and interchangeable lens cameras in a jumble all in one forum.

The Leica Users Forum puts the forum...
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 08-30-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 729
Posted By Godfrey
:D Threads rarely stay pure because...

:D

Threads rarely stay pure because conversation wanders as different people's interests surface.

I usually try to make the distinction a little clearer by referring to the 'Leitz CL' and the...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 08-30-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1,939
Posted By Godfrey
The conversation is here, regardless of whether...

The conversation is here, regardless of whether it's "right" or not. :cool:

All cameras prices drop as they age, regardless film or digital, until they get to their fully depreciated bottom point....
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 08-30-2019
Replies: 217
Views: 10,604
Posted By Godfrey
Helen, Eric's photos are wonderful, a great...

Helen,

Eric's photos are wonderful, a great eye! thanks for sharing them.

I wish I knew you both better. I was just in NYC, briefly, at the beginning of the month to visit another photographer...
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 08-30-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 729
Posted By Godfrey
LOL! A confusion for sure. :D

LOL! A confusion for sure. :D
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 08-29-2019
Replies: 217
Views: 10,604
Posted By Godfrey
Helen, Such a thing to go through, I feel for...

Helen,

Such a thing to go through, I feel for you both. I hope Eric can get home and enjoy some time with family and friends.

With all my support and best wishes to you both,
G
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-29-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 543
Posted By Godfrey
I'd love to go to Wetzlar. When is the the...

I'd love to go to Wetzlar. When is the the question ... Not this year, for sure.

G
Forum: Large Format Film RF 08-28-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,571
Posted By Godfrey
To me, 4x5 and other LF cameras are more about...

To me, 4x5 and other LF cameras are more about tonal scale and less about movements.

The Travelwide with a Schneider Angulon 90mm lens essentially gives you the same field of view as a 12mm lens on...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-26-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 291
Posted By Godfrey
I thought that might be true. I last spoke with...

I thought that might be true. I last spoke with him about a year or so ago: He's in his 80s and was saying that the time was almost up. A good guy, he did a lot of good work for me over the course of...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 08-26-2019
Replies: 74
Views: 2,257
Posted By Godfrey
... a LOT of lovely photos! :-) Just went...

... a LOT of lovely photos! :-)

Just went through the subsequent posts. Some lovely work here!

I've been back from my travels for a week and a half. I made 30 exposures with the Polaroid and a...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 08-26-2019
Replies: 74
Views: 2,257
Posted By Godfrey
Beautiful softness and abstractive feel in that...

Beautiful softness and abstractive feel in that photo! :-)

G
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-25-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 291
Posted By Godfrey
Fred Mueller International Camera Repair 2455 Old...

Fred Mueller
International Camera Repair
2455 Old Middlefield Way, Unit J
Mountain View CA 94043
USA

Fred overhauled my Perkeo II a few years back and did a great job of it. Works to perfection...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-23-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,350
Posted By Godfrey
Even when I have a meter in the camera, I tend to...

Even when I have a meter in the camera, I tend to set exposure first then look at what the meter sees and judge/adjust the settings to suit. Keeps me in practice.

With a meterless camera, daylight...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 08-22-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 451
Posted By Godfrey
For APS-C format (the Leica CL), the lenses I'm...

For APS-C format (the Leica CL), the lenses I'm using most of the time for general shooting are 10, 28, 35, 43, and 90 mm. (Equivalent focal lengths in FF would be 15, 42, 50, 65, and 135 mm.) ...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-22-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,647
Posted By Godfrey
I had one of the E-PL1 cameras too, bought when...

I had one of the E-PL1 cameras too, bought when it was six years old for $70. The only thing that strapped manual focusing was the fact that the focus assist magnification was a button press in an...
Forum: Film vs Digital 08-21-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 662
Posted By Godfrey
Electrons are real things. Sorry, your premise is...

Electrons are real things. Sorry, your premise is entirely incorrect.

Just like with prints, you must care for electronic devices that contain your photographs properly. You need a short course in...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-20-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 305
Posted By Godfrey
When I used the Sony A7, I used Novoflex Leica R...

When I used the Sony A7, I used Novoflex Leica R to Sony and Leica M to Sony mounts exclusively. They worked perfectly and fit better than any of the others I tried.

G
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-20-2019
Replies: 103
Views: 2,688
Posted By Godfrey
For any camera that I do not finish the film load...

For any camera that I do not finish the film load during a day's session, I stick a little piece of artist's tape on it and pencil what film is in it before putting it back in the cabinet.

Artist's...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-19-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1,077
Posted By Godfrey
The R8 I had seemed about the same magnification...

The R8 I had seemed about the same magnification as my current R6.2 and Leicaflex SL. all of them have a more comfortable eyepoint than my old Nikon F, FM2, and F2, closest to the F3 high eyepoint...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-19-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 479
Posted By Godfrey
Could be insufficient fix and or wash, or a...

Could be insufficient fix and or wash, or a little contamination in the film during drying leading to some fungus or mold. Hard to Say without examining the damage with a strong loupe. Some of my old...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-19-2019
Replies: 60
Views: 2,507
Posted By Godfrey
Or a Polaroid SX-70. Or a Minox B. Or a Speed...

Or a Polaroid SX-70.
Or a Minox B.
Or a Speed Graphic.
Or ... insert interesting looking camera here ... :D

G
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 08-18-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 535
Posted By Godfrey
I've had both of these (and two other similar era...

I've had both of these (and two other similar era Super Ikontas in 6x6 and 645 as well), and a Balda. I've kept the Voigtländer Perkeo II out of all of them: best made, best lens, next to the most...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-18-2019
Replies: 107
Views: 4,278
Posted By Godfrey
I've used many developers over the years. All...

I've used many developers over the years. All have their plusses and minuses. HC-110 is reformulated? When I need more developer, I'll try it and if it doesn't pass muster, I'll use something else....
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-16-2019
Replies: 161
Views: 7,199
Posted By Godfrey
What I love is the inane trolling with incendiary...

What I love is the inane trolling with incendiary language ...


The M is a small, niche market camera. The L-mount lenses are addressing broad potential sales in the Leica, Panasonic, and Sigma...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-14-2019
Replies: 54
Views: 1,227
Posted By Godfrey
I've used every type of reel and tank system...

I've used every type of reel and tank system available in the past fifty some years since 1966. My favorites have been the old Kodak Kodacraft "lasagna" tanks (film goes in with a plastic separator...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-13-2019
Replies: 677
Views: 58,442
Posted By Godfrey
Vince: Yes indeed, I need to sell off some of the...

Vince: Yes indeed, I need to sell off some of the excess to afford the 907x. But as I contemplated it, I realized that it fit so much of what I'd like to do better than anything I had... I somehow...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-12-2019
Replies: 677
Views: 58,442
Posted By Godfrey
Hasselblad 907x Special Edition...

Hasselblad 907x Special Edition (https://www.hasselblad.com/907x-special-edition/)

The back updates my 500CM to a full modern digital camera. The body will take the new Hasselblad XCD lenses and...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 08-12-2019
Replies: 74
Views: 2,257
Posted By Godfrey
Lovely shot, Robert! Still traveling. I'm down...

Lovely shot, Robert!

Still traveling. I'm down to one shot of B&W left, have given three prints away. I have one pack of 8 color shots left, and three and a half days to expose them. The Polaroid...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-12-2019
Replies: 89
Views: 1,527
Posted By Godfrey
I had and loved using the SL. Superb SL zooms,...

I had and loved using the SL. Superb SL zooms, perfect match to my R lenses too. For me, not quite so ergonomic with M lenses, but still superb performance. But when I retired, I found myself not...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-12-2019
Replies: 677
Views: 58,442
Posted By Godfrey
Some lovely photos in this thread! Ach, my CL...

Some lovely photos in this thread!

Ach, my CL has obviated and replaced use of my M-D, and my next camera has been announced, so I sold the M-D and the WATE to fund it and put in a preorder.

My...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-12-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,252
Posted By Godfrey
I have zero interest in emulating film. If I want...

I have zero interest in emulating film. If I want what film offers, I shoot with film cameras; I've got plenty of them and use them regularly. Digital capture offers far more capability in many...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-11-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,252
Posted By Godfrey
This is very true. The issue isn't about what the...

This is very true. The issue isn't about what the audience knows about how you made the image, it is what you want/need to make it.

G
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-11-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,252
Posted By Godfrey
APS-C has once again become my standard digital...

APS-C has once again become my standard digital format. It works well for me in current cameras with modern 24 Mpixel sensors like the Leica CL, and does particularly well as focal lengths go longer,...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 08-10-2019
Replies: 74
Views: 2,257
Posted By Godfrey
Excellent, robert! I've subscribed to the thread...

Excellent, robert! I've subscribed to the thread too.

I'm on a nice little 10 day trip now. I decided to go utterly minimalistic: A Polaroid SLR670a with four packs of film (3 B&W, 1 color) and my...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 08-08-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 690
Posted By Godfrey
I have a couple of rangefinders ... one is a...

I have a couple of rangefinders ... one is a Voigtländer from the 1950s that matches the Vito II body ... but I find I use them only rarely.

With the Rollei 35, in good light I set the camera to...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-05-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 1,000
Posted By Godfrey
I had only one experience similar to this: I sold...

I had only one experience similar to this: I sold a camera to a buyer in TW and a week or two after they received it, they complained the lens wasn't the f/2.8 I mentioned, it was the f/2.9 version...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-04-2019
Replies: 73
Views: 3,548
Posted By Godfrey
A few photos from the second roll made with the...

A few photos from the second roll made with the Voigtländer Perkeo II, processed in the Lab-Box using HC-110 (1:49, 8 minutes @ room temperature):...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 08-04-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 341
Posted By Godfrey
I haven't used this lens; I had the first version...

I haven't used this lens; I had the first version of the CV Heliar 15/4.5 and it was pretty awful at corners and edges. I understand the model III is much improved, but no direct experience.

The...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 08-03-2019
Replies: 576
Views: 84,939
Posted By Godfrey
I've had good results with recent production B&W...

I've had good results with recent production B&W 600 film, but it can always stand improvement. I haven't compared it with the SX-70 B&W film in a while, I should load up the SLR670x and try some to...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 08-03-2019
Replies: 576
Views: 84,939
Posted By Godfrey
Agree completely, Robert Blu! :) I just ordered...

Agree completely, Robert Blu! :)
I just ordered some of the latest PO 600 B&W beta to see what it looks like...

G
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 08-03-2019
Replies: 576
Views: 84,939
Posted By Godfrey
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48445848707_4b...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48445848707_4bbeae2fa3_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gNZCZz)
Polaroid SLR670x by MiNT
Polaroid Originals 600 B&W

enjoy! G
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-02-2019
Replies: 73
Views: 3,548
Posted By Godfrey
I finished the roll of ACROS 100 I loaded into...

I finished the roll of ACROS 100 I loaded into the Perkeo II on Wednesday and processed it yesterday evening. The Lab-Box worked flawlessly. I've got the negs all scanned and rough-rendered, will...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-02-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,037
Posted By Godfrey
It is indeed! Lovely camera. :) I can no longer...

It is indeed! Lovely camera. :)

I can no longer find this web page, but luckily I rendered it to a PDF an eon ago when I found it. It has a lot of good information about the R system lens mount...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-02-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,037
Posted By Godfrey
Good to hear you've got it sorted out! Yes, the...

Good to hear you've got it sorted out!

Yes, the Leicaflex SL was/is my dream SLR for many many years. I could never afford the lenses for it in the past, but after Leica discontinued the R system,...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-31-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,567
Posted By Godfrey
Nothing wrong with going slow. Equipment makes no...

Nothing wrong with going slow. Equipment makes no difference.

https://youtu.be/PFHleM14e4A

Camera used was my still wonderful Olympus E-1 DSLR. It will go as fast or as slow as I want to.

I'm...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-30-2019
Replies: 292
Views: 15,348
Posted By Godfrey
You hit it. Grab and go ... could be anything...

You hit it.

Grab and go ... could be anything from one of the Polaroids, to the Perkeo II, to my Leica CL (digital).

The Leica CL is my standard camera at present due to its versatility and lens...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-29-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1,077
Posted By Godfrey
I've had a love affair with the Leicaflex SL...

I've had a love affair with the Leicaflex SL since 1968 that was only consummated with a purchase in 2013. It was a superb camera then that did not in any way disappoint me when I finally acquired...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-29-2019
Replies: 460
Views: 66,405
Posted By Godfrey
I presume you mean "EVF" (electronic view finder)...

I presume you mean "EVF" (electronic view finder) rather then "ELV". ??

I've debated the X1D (and now X1D II) since it was first announced. It's a lovely camera and very attractive to me. But the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-29-2019
Replies: 460
Views: 66,405
Posted By Godfrey
It's very close ... just a little bit wider by...

It's very close ... just a little bit wider by about 3.6° across the diagonal:

Width = 56 mm, Length = 56 mm, Diagonal = 79.196 mm
f - Hor - Vert - Diag
38mm - 72.8° - 72.8° - 92.4°

Width = 33 mm,...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-29-2019
Replies: 460
Views: 66,405
Posted By Godfrey
... Plus the lens, of course. Add $4000. Not...

... Plus the lens, of course. Add $4000. Not inexpensive, sigh. But when I think of what a new SWC costed in 1968*—when I first saw one and fell in love with it—that price isn't actually too far...
Forum: Panasonic S1 S1 R L Mount cameras 07-29-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 2,022
Posted By Godfrey
I agree about the Ricoh GXR-M. It was a superb...

I agree about the Ricoh GXR-M. It was a superb shooter.

The more modern replacement for it, for me, is the Leica CL ... I had the SL for a time but never liked using my M lenses on it, they fit the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-29-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,037
Posted By Godfrey
I have a similar issue with my Summicron-R 50mm...

I have a similar issue with my Summicron-R 50mm f/2 in that it is a very very old model (1964 vintage) made for the original Leicaflex ... only one cam, so it doesn't couple correctly with the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-29-2019
Replies: 460
Views: 66,405
Posted By Godfrey
Lots and lots of beautiful photographs! Thanks...

Lots and lots of beautiful photographs! Thanks for posting them! :D

I found I wasn't using my SWC enough and when the guy I bought it from (an old friend) mentioned that he really wanted another, I...
Forum: Photo Software 07-29-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 3,127
Posted By Godfrey
I have installed Luminar 3 and On1 alongside of...

I have installed Luminar 3 and On1 alongside of RAW Power and Affinity Photo as my potential Lightroom replacements. No time yet for testing, other than briefly poking around in all of them. But LR...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-28-2019
Replies: 119
Views: 6,101
Posted By Godfrey
Looking back to when the thread started ... Naah....

Looking back to when the thread started ... Naah. Not worth it. That was an eon ago. There's been a lot of water under the bridge since then.

What I'd like to get in the next year is a Hasselblad...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-27-2019
Replies: 73
Views: 3,548
Posted By Godfrey
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48387257567_01...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48387257567_01f9dc5da3_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gHPkTv)
Voigtländer Perkeo II + XP2 Super
ISO 320 @ f/5.6 @ 1/50

This is the Guadalupe River, curving under the...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 07-26-2019
Replies: 99
Views: 11,200
Posted By Godfrey
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48379999747_a4...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48379999747_a4a8ece3f0_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gHb9oF)
Voigtländer Perkeo II + Ilford XP2 Super
ISO 320 @ f/8 @ 1/50
Process: Lab-Box
HC-110 1:49, 10 min

Enjoy!...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 07-26-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 602
Posted By Godfrey
Another fine article about Vivian Maier! Thanks...

Another fine article about Vivian Maier! Thanks for posting!

She had a darn good eye. I've got a couple of the books of her photos that were published: A tremendous lot of lovely photos in them.

G
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-26-2019
Replies: 73
Views: 3,548
Posted By Godfrey
Great! I'm pretty sure that Ars Imago will make...

Great! I'm pretty sure that Ars Imago will make reels and such available independently, given that they're pushing hard to make this a "real" product and not just a one-off via Kickstarter. I'll...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 07-25-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 369
Posted By Godfrey
Nice review! I've heard about the battery door...

Nice review!

I've heard about the battery door opening before, but never experienced it with mine. It's a very nice fit on my Leica M4-2 as well as on my Voigtländer Perkeo II. Even works nicely...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-24-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,301
Posted By Godfrey
I don't suffer from "pixel lust" per se, but that...

I don't suffer from "pixel lust" per se, but that said I'm very sensitive to how much resolution is required for a given subject and camera/lens combination used to capture quality images.

For...
Forum: Film vs Digital 07-24-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 768
Posted By Godfrey
The question is very broad ... A lot of factors...

The question is very broad ... A lot of factors can come into play. Some first order considerations:


Sensor type and configuration
Format and Pixel density
Lens qualities
JPEG or raw capture
...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-24-2019
Replies: 5,603
Views: 496,798
Posted By Godfrey
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48358350542_de...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48358350542_deefc24931_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gFgbQw)
Leica CL + Voigtländer 10mm f/5.6
ISO 3200 @ f/8 @ 1/30

Enjoy!
G
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-23-2019
Replies: 9,000
Views: 881,558
Posted By Godfrey
A Hasselblad 50 year special edition .......

A Hasselblad 50 year special edition .... T-shirt! :D

G
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-23-2019
Replies: 9,000
Views: 881,558
Posted By Godfrey
Lovely cameras, presuming the one you bought is...

Lovely cameras, presuming the one you bought is in good shape. I've always liked the CL, had three of them over the years. They're handy and great to carry, the Summicron-C 40 and Elmar-C 90 made for...
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 07-23-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 729
Posted By Godfrey
A new sample:...

A new sample:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48358350542_deefc24931_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gFgbQw)
Leica CL + Voigtländer 10mm f/5.6
ISO 3200 @ f/8 @ 1/30

:D

G
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 07-23-2019
Replies: 62
Views: 2,685
Posted By Godfrey
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48358350542_de...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48358350542_deefc24931_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gFgbQw)
Leica CL + Voigtländer 10mm f/5.6
ISO 3200 @ f/8 @ 1/30

enjoy!
G
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 07-23-2019
Replies: 99
Views: 11,200
Posted By Godfrey
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48353925432_d9...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48353925432_d940e980aa_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gESvpw)
Voigtländer Perkeo II + Ilford XP2 Super
ISO 320 @ f/8 @ 1/100
Processing Lab-Box
HC-110 1:49 dilution,...
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 07-23-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 729
Posted By Godfrey
:D It also is amazing with the Voigtländer...

:D

It also is amazing with the Voigtländer HyperWide 10mm f/5.6 ASPH. A stunning combination of ultra small and ultra wide magic!

G
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 07-23-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 729
Posted By Godfrey
I installed it yesterday and did some testing....

I installed it yesterday and did some testing. Note that I don't have any AF lenses so anything to do with AF focus, AF focus lock, etc is not relevant to my use.


The movable focus point in...
Forum: Film vs Digital 07-22-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 2,429
Posted By Godfrey
"So why not just shoot film?" Why should I limit...

"So why not just shoot film?"

Why should I limit myself that way when I can use both film and digital capture to get the results I want, at my own discretion? Sure they're different: it's up to me...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-22-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 643
Posted By Godfrey
I've measured the DR in all my modern APS-C and...

I've measured the DR in all my modern APS-C and FF sensor cameras (cameras made post 2006). I can get 12-13 stops of useable dynamic range out of all of them at base ISO, and typically two less at...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-22-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 643
Posted By Godfrey
For me, color work is the domain of digital...

For me, color work is the domain of digital capture exclusively now. When I work with film cameras, I always fit B&W film.

I see very little point to dealing with the complexities of color film...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-22-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,564
Posted By Godfrey
I have a bunch of Olympus Pen cameras, a lovely...

I have a bunch of Olympus Pen cameras, a lovely Minox 35GT-E, and my last faithful always reliable Rollei 35S that fit the description.

But mostly what I am carrying now when I want a compact, sma...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-21-2019
Replies: 73
Views: 3,548
Posted By Godfrey
For sure. I don't tend to think of a tank like...

For sure.

I don't tend to think of a tank like this as a money saving thing, or even an intimidation workaround.

I think of the Lab-Box (and the Agfa Rondinax) as a means that lets me do the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-21-2019
Replies: 73
Views: 3,548
Posted By Godfrey
Film is scanned and all exposures coarsely...

Film is scanned and all exposures coarsely rendered. I will work through and finish those few of them that I think are worthy to post. Here's one:...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 07-21-2019
Replies: 99
Views: 11,200
Posted By Godfrey
Perkeo II and Kontur finder...

I've had a Perkeo II for some time now. I go through little waves of using it, but the last time was more than five years ago—about when I had it overhauled because the film advance was being flakey....
Forum: Photo Software 07-21-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 408
Posted By Godfrey
I purchased the package a few months ago but...

I purchased the package a few months ago but haven't started testing it yet. It looks good, however.

I plan to buy a new computer a little later this year and, when I do, I will no longer install...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-20-2019
Replies: 73
Views: 3,548
Posted By Godfrey
I finished the roll of 120 film I was shooting in...

I finished the roll of 120 film I was shooting in the Perkeo II and processed it in the Lab-Box today. I did continuous agitation; probably made it too contrasty but it was mostly a test...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 07-19-2019
Replies: 56
Views: 3,132
Posted By Godfrey
... Instant Magny 35 Lens Experiments ...

I've spent some time playing with the Instant Magny 35 and the Instax SQ processing unit with the notion of adaptation to the Hasselblad. I've come to the conclusion that it really isn't particularly...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-19-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 515
Posted By Godfrey
I tend to prefer ISO 320-400 for medium format...

I tend to prefer ISO 320-400 for medium format cameras: plenty of negative area so low grain, not so low grain that the images have no 'character', and accommodating the generally slower lenses of MF...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-18-2019
Replies: 73
Views: 3,548
Posted By Godfrey
Yes, of course you can. But then you're actually...

Yes, of course you can. But then you're actually causing more work than the device was meant to save you from and should just buy a standard tank and changing bag. :)

I bought three of my five Agfa...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-18-2019
Replies: 73
Views: 3,548
Posted By Godfrey
Tanks like this aren't for everyone. They suit me...

Tanks like this aren't for everyone. They suit me very well now ... the number of times I've had more than one roll to process at any given time in the past decade I could count on the fingers of one...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-18-2019
Replies: 73
Views: 3,548
Posted By Godfrey
If it's any consolation, I have had one or two...

If it's any consolation, I have had one or two 'accidents' like that with the Rondinax tanks. It is always a big disappointment when it does happen. :(

I've got a few 'junk' rolls that I constructed...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-17-2019
Replies: 73
Views: 3,548
Posted By Godfrey
CineStill Film (https://cinestillfilm.com) is...

CineStill Film (https://cinestillfilm.com) is another US supplier that is selling them, once supply catches up. Ars Imago is still fulfilling the Kickstarter community pledges at the moment, I...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-17-2019
Replies: 73
Views: 3,548
Posted By Godfrey
I just loaded the Leica M4-2 and Voigtländer...

I just loaded the Leica M4-2 and Voigtländer Perkeo II with some HP5 so I can test both the 35mm and 120 processing modules. It will take a few days to shoot some decent photos now ... :)

G
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-17-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 1,661
Posted By Godfrey
An EOS-1 and lens is a big heavy lump of a thing...

An EOS-1 and lens is a big heavy lump of a thing with a lot of shape to it.

I bicycle and walk far more than I drive my car these days. I've carried a bunch of different cameras when cycling ......
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-17-2019
Replies: 73
Views: 3,548
Posted By Godfrey
Lab-Box has arrived!

There was a thread about the Ars Imago "Lab-Box" project on Kickstarter some ages ago, but I cannot find it. The campaign started in February of 2017.

It's been a long, long haul but my Lab-Box has...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-17-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,000
Posted By Godfrey
The wizard of making contact negatives from...

The wizard of making contact negatives from digital images for printing is/was Dan Burkholder. His techniques and so forth are documented in books available from his website:

...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 07-16-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 2,734
Posted By Godfrey
For best control of depth of field on FourThirds...

For best control of depth of field on FourThirds format, you need the very fast lenses. The Voigtländer f/0.95 series is great for this, but they are all manual focus, if that matters to you, and are...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 07-16-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 2,734
Posted By Godfrey
My choice would be my Leica CL + Summilux 35mm...

My choice would be my Leica CL + Summilux 35mm f/1.4 (v2 circa 1972): Not only small and light, but some of the most beautiful rendering qualities ever.

Or, switch the lens to my Pentax-L 43mm...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-15-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,263
Posted By Godfrey
I have never had any of my Hasselblads (two SWCs,...

I have never had any of my Hasselblads (two SWCs, two 500CMs, as many as 10 film magazines... many many rolls of film) jam or otherwise malfunction at all.

As someone said before, NASA stripped and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-15-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,263
Posted By Godfrey
Never saw a single pair of Bushnell binoculars...

Never saw a single pair of Bushnell binoculars when I was at NASA. ??
I saw mainly Zeiss and Leica binox.

G
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-15-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,263
Posted By Godfrey
Leica might have been content with selling...

Leica might have been content with selling bunches of binoculars to the various scientific teams associated with the Apollo program. I used to see a number of them lying about in several of the labs...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 07-15-2019
Replies: 64
Views: 2,109
Posted By Godfrey
What holds up the delivery of small form factor...

What holds up the delivery of small form factor FF digital capture cameras? Well, price for number one: Even today, the imager chip itself is the single most expensive component in any FF camera,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-15-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,263
Posted By Godfrey
At least you can be secure knowing, when you get...

At least you can be secure knowing, when you get to the Moon, that if your camera breaks there are at least six places where you can borrow one to use...

:D

Great stories, thanks for posting the...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 07-14-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 1,607
Posted By Godfrey
I have never lost the joy of doing photography...

I have never lost the joy of doing photography regardless of what capture medium or camera I happened to be using.

But since I do like many old film cameras, several of which I still have and use,...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 07-14-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 381
Posted By Godfrey
Indeed! A well written article. Robert Frank...

Indeed! A well written article.

Robert Frank spoke at the Cantor Museum (Stanford University) a couple of years ago. I believe he'd just turned 90. It was a fascinating talk by the man who's photo...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 07-13-2019
Replies: 54
Views: 2,037
Posted By Godfrey
I had a Nikon S2 to use for a time many, many...

I had a Nikon S2 to use for a time many, many years ago (about 1970-71).

(I remember the time period because I took the very last photo ever made of my father with it at my grandmother's apartment...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-13-2019
Replies: 5,603
Views: 496,798
Posted By Godfrey
From yesterday's visit to Apple Park Visitor...

From yesterday's visit to Apple Park Visitor Center in Cupertino:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48271753706_d423f42cf0_o.jpg...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 07-12-2019
Replies: 267
Views: 7,737
Posted By Godfrey
A lovely postcard from Scopar Steve just arrived,...

A lovely postcard from Scopar Steve just arrived, photo made with the elusive Ferrania P30 film. Very nice! :-)

Just three more to go...

G
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 07-11-2019
Replies: 62
Views: 2,685
Posted By Godfrey
Out for my bicycle ride on Tuesday, doing a...

Out for my bicycle ride on Tuesday, doing a slightly different take on my loop at a different point in the day than usual, I came through the edge of the University, rounded the bend, and my eyes...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-11-2019
Replies: 460
Views: 66,405
Posted By Godfrey
Some excellent SWC shots on this page ... This...

Some excellent SWC shots on this page ... This one by Eugene Ong is terrific and different—hits my buttons right!

G
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-10-2019
Replies: 129
Views: 3,040
Posted By Godfrey
I love people who judge other people's opinions...

I love people who judge other people's opinions negatively because they do not agree with them. There's a reason I had you on my ignore list for a long time. You're back there now.

I gave you my...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-10-2019
Replies: 123
Views: 8,399
Posted By Godfrey
I enjoy shooting with film. I just know that I'm...

I enjoy shooting with film. I just know that I'm much more productive with digital capture, and can do more because of it. It's not really a matter of how many exposures ...I often go out for a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-10-2019
Replies: 129
Views: 3,040
Posted By Godfrey
Complex and expensive. Impractical for...

Complex and expensive. Impractical for interchangeable lenses, as we saw with the Mamiya TLR cameras. Problems with parallax at close focus distances.

It would never have more than a tiny niche...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-10-2019
Replies: 123
Views: 8,399
Posted By Godfrey
Lovely flowers! I must get my Hasselblad 500CM...

Lovely flowers!

I must get my Hasselblad 500CM out and do some shooting with it. It is such a wonderful camera ... I've been concentrating on other things for a while now, it's time to revisit this...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-10-2019
Replies: 129
Views: 3,040
Posted By Godfrey
The only 'new' high-end film camera that makes...

The only 'new' high-end film camera that makes any sense to me at all is if Hasselblad resumed production of the 503CW, and its accessories and lenses.

A Hasselblad V system body has a shot because...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 07-09-2019
Replies: 84
Views: 8,992
Posted By Godfrey
You know, a lot of what I hear as problems with...

You know, a lot of what I hear as problems with the film has to do with using 40+ year old cameras which have aged in various ways. At one point I had six original SX-70s and did some testing on this...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-09-2019
Replies: 128
Views: 36,623
Posted By Godfrey
Yes. Of all the digital rangefinder cameras...

Yes. Of all the digital rangefinder cameras (yeah, there are soo many of them, right? :)), this one hits the target just right for me.

G
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 07-09-2019
Replies: 84
Views: 8,992
Posted By Godfrey
I can only imagine what you'll be saying when...

I can only imagine what you'll be saying when 'One Instant' ships. My calculation is that each exposure will cost me something like $20. I don't mind ... I don't intend to make more than 18 exposures...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 07-08-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 468
Posted By Godfrey
I bought the GS645S Wide 60 I have now from a...

I bought the GS645S Wide 60 I have now from a seller in Japan via Ebay, recently. It arrived in less than a week after the sale closed and was in the condition as described. The rangefinder was a bit...
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