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Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-13-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 3,055
Posted By neelin
Making raw fixer with usually easy to obtain...

Making raw fixer with usually easy to obtain chemicals, compliments of Henrique Sousa:

http://caffenolcolor.blogspot.pt/2015/08/mixed-fixer-potassium-sodium.html
Forum: Other RF 12-10-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,699
Posted By neelin
The meter is ALWAYS on and battery longevity is...

The meter is ALWAYS on and battery longevity is good, as long as you keep it in a light proof case after shooting.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-27-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,897
Posted By neelin
Thanks, used it years ago, then did the permanent...

Thanks, used it years ago, then did the permanent solder jumper. Works great.
Robert
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-27-2012
Replies: 26
Views: 3,330
Posted By neelin
+1 for Pacificrimcamera.com

+1 for Pacificrimcamera.com
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 05-18-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 17,454
Posted By neelin
I've got one & converted it myself. It wasn't...

I've got one & converted it myself. It wasn't that big a deal. The biggest problem was finding small screws & an appropriately sized tap to tap. It comes apart so you're working on metal only,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-09-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 651
Posted By neelin
For b/w I've used combinations of photoflood in...

For b/w I've used combinations of photoflood in traditional reflectors, 70's vintage video lights, modern shop quartz halogen, and old slide projectors ;)
Rented cine Arri-kits.

Old 70's shoot thru...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-07-2012
Replies: 48
Views: 4,530
Posted By neelin
I've recovered a drive that would not read by...

I've recovered a drive that would not read by putting a small (1lb) block of dry ice directly on the internal HDD drive case. Whatever it did, it allowed the drive electronics, spindle, whatever to...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-05-2012
Replies: 47
Views: 5,072
Posted By neelin
That is debatable ;) Indeed...now how does a...

That is debatable ;)



Indeed...now how does a sightless person resolve the space around him...recti...curvi or ....

Didn't recti/curvi representations in art appear only as early as the mid...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-24-2012
Replies: 25
Views: 1,795
Posted By neelin
Been there, done that. I now firmly crimp over...

Been there, done that. I now firmly crimp over the tip of the film to indicate it has come out after shooting in a camera.
Robert
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 03-27-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 1,748
Posted By neelin
No I had an older version 580EX. It doesn't have...

No I had an older version 580EX. It doesn't have sensor to meter independently like I believe the 2nd version does.
A low shoe voltage version of the Vivitar 283 will do the trick. I use one...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-14-2012
Replies: 60
Views: 14,461
Posted By neelin
At 55, the only thing that sucks is my favourite...

At 55, the only thing that sucks is my favourite picture was taken 40 years ago. All these years and exposures later, I should have just stopped there ;)

Kodachrome taken with a Praktica Super...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 02-11-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 2,494
Posted By neelin
If it was, there would be a whole pile of M8's in...

If it was, there would be a whole pile of M8's in Solms

Would that be before, or after the camera was returned because of IR pollution ;)

Robert (a 2 m8 home with 4 IR filters)
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-23-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 1,442
Posted By neelin
I've been using the ubiquitous LR44, loose...

I've been using the ubiquitous LR44, loose sideways but no chance of any shorting but fits tight. It lasts for a long time. I use another meter to calibrate (usually about weekly), and adjust ISO...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-19-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 2,604
Posted By neelin
I've ripped the sprocket holes on a Rollei35 in...

I've ripped the sprocket holes on a Rollei35 in winter shooting up here, and now switch to something else. I mentally wrote that off as a tight radius film path to keep the unit small. Zorki4 is...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 01-07-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 1,965
Posted By neelin
I use my cameras outdoors all year round, and if...

I use my cameras outdoors all year round, and if you "supposed" to use the bag trick, I'm guilty of abuse (I come from construction, and tools are tools to use, not coddle). I don't rely on my M8...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-03-2012
Replies: 86
Views: 9,060
Posted By neelin
At some point the concept of ISO falls apart. ...

At some point the concept of ISO falls apart. What good is 1/5000 of a second of exposure on a sensor that capable of recording a single photon landing on it every couple of minutes? ;)

Robert
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-29-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,391
Posted By neelin
With 35mm I have rolls of 36 I've shot sequencing...

With 35mm I have rolls of 36 I've shot sequencing through 3/4 or 5 exposure times, through the whole roll on the same scene. I then cut off enough to ensure I've included at least one of each of the...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 12-23-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 1,190
Posted By neelin
If I'm not mistaken paper developers have...

If I'm not mistaken paper developers have Potassium Bromide (or perhaps other restrainers or combos thereof) to restrain base fog. Absence of base fog in film, is not the deal breaker it is with...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 12-06-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 2,761
Posted By neelin
http://www.neelin.ca/temp/darkroomvent.jpg Since...

http://www.neelin.ca/temp/darkroomvent.jpg

Since you have not drywalled yet, put in a couple of wood baffles like sketch in one stud space. This allows air into the darkroom & allows you to put...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 12-05-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 2,262
Posted By neelin
1&2 are awesome John. Robert

1&2 are awesome John.
Robert
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-28-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 2,273
Posted By neelin
Glue for re-skinning camera leather

I've got a thin leather that I want to re-skin a camera with & am at a loss to find a glue/adhesive for the leather.

I've experimentally tried a section with white PVC, 3M spray adhesive and they're...
Forum: Travel 10-20-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,154
Posted By neelin
whoops! I found out today that the aftermath of...

whoops! I found out today that the aftermath of aftermath was a show of was a show called Fluxus. It is running Sept 9-Dec 3, 2011

Caught the ICP Harper's show & the Aperture Bruce Davidson and...
Forum: Travel 10-17-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,154
Posted By neelin
New York current photography exhibits? NYC

I'm in NYC/Brooklyn this week and would like to know of any photo related shows exhibits around town.
BH & Adorama saw me coming and closed ;) for the week.
Robert
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-27-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 1,825
Posted By neelin
I got one from dealextreme.com 300g 0.01g...

I got one from dealextreme.com 300g 0.01g delivered to Canada, all in for less than $15. Been really happy with it. Checked it against known mass of coins, and it's right on. Like others, I'd...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-20-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 2,390
Posted By neelin
Found this background for the Graphic Jet, page...

Found this background for the Graphic Jet, page 7: Graphlex History Quarterly (http://graflex.org/GHQ/GHQ-13-1.pdf)
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 09-10-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 1,654
Posted By neelin
I thought this would be a good title for a w/nw...

I thought this would be a good title for a w/nw with shots on really outdated film ;)
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-23-2011
Replies: 29
Views: 3,676
Posted By neelin
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5305/5625348313_1ab...

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5305/5625348313_1ab4e32e74_o.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-18-2011
Replies: 44
Views: 4,025
Posted By neelin
I solved my problems using a couple of drops of...

I solved my problems using a couple of drops of Photoflo per 250ml distilled water. I then allow to hang for a couple of minutes, then Rocket blower the non-emulsion side only. Never have problems...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-18-2011
Replies: 61
Views: 7,004
Posted By neelin
Ecojet-N Type 04-LR These are 1000 roll (24exp)...

Ecojet-N Type 04-LR
These are 1000 roll (24exp) modules for Noritsu & Konica/Minolta minilabs that are in use in North America. They are available from suppliers to minilabs of the dry tablet...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-21-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 3,656
Posted By neelin
me too, I need something like this...

me too, I need something like this shoulderbrella. Doesn't appear too tacky. http://asia.cnet.com/crave/shoulderbrella-frees-your-hands-for-other-things-62108440.htm
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 06-14-2011
Replies: 45
Views: 13,280
Posted By neelin
ditto ..

ditto ..
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-02-2011
Replies: 140
Views: 34,659
Posted By neelin
- 6x9, 6x12, 6x17 capable -great dmax -high...

- 6x9, 6x12, 6x17 capable
-great dmax
-high performance flat negative carrier
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-01-2011
Replies: 156
Views: 18,415
Posted By neelin
I'll bite, Audrey Tatou & backstage at the Chanel...

I'll bite, Audrey Tatou & backstage at the Chanel #5 commercial...
Forum: Travel 05-14-2011
Replies: 84
Views: 6,532
Posted By neelin
I did Paris in 2007 with an m8. 2010 was back to...

I did Paris in 2007 with an m8. 2010 was back to film r4m (15/25/40), rollei35, Neopan400 & DoubleX. Don't think I'd ever bother with the M8 in Paris again.
Forum: Off Topic 05-09-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 2,237
Posted By neelin
“'Mr. Churchill, if you were my husband, I'd...

“'Mr. Churchill, if you were my husband, I'd poison your tea!"
"Madam, if you were my wife, I would drink it!”
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-03-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 6,740
Posted By neelin
Good call. There is a 35U where I volunteer. ...

Good call. There is a 35U where I volunteer. It's a curiosity, but I put it in the class of things like salad shooters, miracle dicer's. Too fiddly and limited to 1 roll to bother even trying out. ...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-25-2011
Replies: 47
Views: 4,619
Posted By neelin
mockba-4 1956 ;) used, but not abused....kinda...

mockba-4 1956 ;)
used, but not abused....kinda like me.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 04-24-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 645
Posted By neelin
IIRC the black Stylus Epic with simple 35mm f2.8...

IIRC the black Stylus Epic with simple 35mm f2.8 is "the" one to have & I don't think I've seen them for more than $35. (I've got two so the selling prices kinda stick in my head.) I believe all...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-04-2011
Replies: 38
Views: 4,810
Posted By neelin
Ahh, not really...the chesterfield, curtains &...

Ahh, not really...the chesterfield, curtains & carpet clash. :)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-01-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 2,485
Posted By neelin
Hard to beat Freestyle if you order about $200....

Hard to beat Freestyle if you order about $200. at a time from Canada.

By the time you walk to the store, wait for service, go home, go back & repeat to retrieve your film, you can process it at...
Forum: Film vs Digital 03-27-2011
Replies: 96
Views: 6,154
Posted By neelin
Luddites...Luddites...you gotta be kidding....I...

Luddites...Luddites...you gotta be kidding....I have a friend who still paints.... with oils no less! ;)
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-27-2011
Replies: 40
Views: 4,728
Posted By neelin
I suspect the most difference will be on future...

I suspect the most difference will be on future rolls from the dilution of the developer with residual pre-wash water. I'm about 20 rolls into a liter of mini-lab C41 (Tetenal ECOJET) that I've been...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-23-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,853
Posted By neelin
Here's a somewhat related, interesting read, from...

Here's a somewhat related, interesting read, from American Cinematographer (http://www.theasc.com/ac_magazine/December2006/CasinoRoyale/page1.php) magazine. It talks about the B&W sequence in Casino...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 03-12-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 4,679
Posted By neelin
Short Schrift How long has this been going on?...

Short Schrift How long has this been going on? (rhetorical) I just stumbled upon it. Amazing, thanks.
Robert
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-20-2011
Replies: 39
Views: 4,081
Posted By neelin
I found a Canadian $20 on the ground today. It...

I found a Canadian $20 on the ground today. It had Betty Windsor's photo on it, but she's not getting it back.

I really did find the $20 on a snowy sidewalk beside a parking meter. It is cold as h...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-15-2011
Replies: 29
Views: 3,447
Posted By neelin
What dilution HC110?

What dilution HC110?
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 10-25-2010
Replies: 22
Views: 2,823
Posted By neelin
Unknown rangefinder with Paul Newman

What is this cute bad boy pictured with Paul Newman in 1962 (taken by Phil Stern)? The lens says Kodak Ektar, the rest is not legible.

http://neelin.ca/temp/rf2.jpg
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-14-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 2,892
Posted By neelin
My nose doesn't grow when I lie, or I don't lie...

My nose doesn't grow when I lie, or I don't lie ;) So being a left eye shooter, my nose pretty much tells me where the camera is.

here's my proof of concept sportfinder...
Forum: Travel 08-23-2010
Replies: 76
Views: 6,692
Posted By neelin
Left my M8 home this trip & went film only...

Left my M8 home this trip & went film only (Scopix-DoubleX-Neopan400)

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4039/4628410818_5190467cc5_z.jpg
Rainy Evening
Double-X in PC-Tea
R4M & CV25/4...
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 07-08-2010
Replies: 24
Views: 4,941
Posted By neelin
Firmware update 2.005

Try the shutter fault update 2.005, just uploaded today.
Robert
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 06-02-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 967
Posted By neelin
Great shots Matus! I just came back from Paris. ...

Great shots Matus!

I just came back from Paris. This tourist had a R4M & CV25/4 uncoupled & it was a fabulous combo.

I've got a Contax G1 (35/90), great camera but battery expense/consumption...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 05-22-2010
Replies: 52
Views: 9,197
Posted By neelin
Does a magnifier exist for the R4 viewfinder?

Does a magnifier exist for the R4 viewfinder?
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-05-2010
Replies: 54
Views: 12,551
Posted By neelin
I'm in the middle of 3 weeks in Paris. I left my...

I'm in the middle of 3 weeks in Paris. I left my cv28/3.5 at home & brought the cv25/4 on the R4M. I also brought a cv28/1.9 for evening and a cv15/4.5 for superwide & cv40/1.4 (hasn't seen any...
Forum: RFF Polls 05-01-2010
Replies: 137
Views: 14,229
Posted By neelin
I like the CV25 LTM for its focus click stops at...

I like the CV25 LTM for its focus click stops at 3, 1.5, 1m. No looking at the camera or lens required. Just zone focus & shoot for a general walk-around lens. I don't have any other lenses like...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-22-2010
Replies: 2,108
Views: 388,637
Posted By neelin
It is a dark day in Canada, flags will fly at...

It is a dark day in Canada, flags will fly at half mast. I just got this message back from JDPhotoChem:

"Hi,

I'm sorry Mr Wilson, I'm no longer into this business.

Good Luck!
Claire"
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-16-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 779
Posted By neelin
Storing processed uncut 35mm negatives x 36exp.?

Anyone got any bright ideas?
I haven't got anywhere with this & would like a few ideas.

robert
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 07-30-2009
Replies: 20
Views: 3,089
Posted By neelin
I guess that would be to get Justin Low who often...

I guess that would be to get Justin Low who often sells gear here to snap it. His product photos are outstanding!
robert
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-04-2009
Replies: 35
Views: 2,353
Posted By neelin
buy a film nikon to use your lenses for...

buy a film nikon to use your lenses for starters.
robert
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 04-01-2009
Replies: 73
Views: 9,804
Posted By neelin
I shoot mostly individual people so utimate...

I shoot mostly individual people so utimate performance-resolution-lpmm-etc. is not really high on my list.

75 2.5 (lgotten really good results, but I can slam dunk most stuff with the 50 1.5)
50...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-31-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 1,837
Posted By neelin
Bah! You know nothing! Everyone knows you're...

Bah! You know nothing! Everyone knows you're supposed to use a Cosmic 35, not a Zenit when shooting out of date slide film & developing in paRodinal ;)

Seriously, thanks Joao for furthering our...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-30-2009
Replies: 38
Views: 3,465
Posted By neelin
ROFLMAO haven't heard that in 30? years, still...

ROFLMAO

haven't heard that in 30? years, still cracks me up, Russian accent and all from "the Russians are Coming" comedy movie. not good at all, but a totally classic line delivered with a...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 03-29-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 2,854
Posted By neelin
two starting places to...

two starting places to look:

http://www.rolleirepairs.com/index.htm

can't find the link, but I ran across a guy in Paris? (France for sure) that repaired 35's as a sideline & had a lot of...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-23-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 968
Posted By neelin
no darkroom, no changing bag,...

no darkroom, no changing bag, monobath-developer/fixer

"in cassete processing of film"...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-11-2009
Replies: 22
Views: 2,355
Posted By neelin
I've been using Vuescan since the first...

I've been using Vuescan since the first affordable HP scanner, who's included software insisted on ejecting the filmstrip after each single scan, the recalibrate, exposure correction, scan, etc. We...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-10-2009
Replies: 29
Views: 1,796
Posted By neelin
I'm with Darren...from the school "If it doesn't...

I'm with Darren...from the school "If it doesn't fit, force it. If it breaks, you needed a new one anyways" ;)

Robert
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 02-16-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 1,828
Posted By neelin
Are you mixing your own developer & fixer from...

Are you mixing your own developer & fixer from scratch?
Rodinal can be made REALLY cheaply from Lye, Tylenol, Wine bottle sanitizer. And you're in farming country, for sure you should be using...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 02-10-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 1,820
Posted By neelin
This is great. Now I know why I've been keeping...

This is great. Now I know why I've been keeping this pair of 4x5 film holders around. I was thinking of picking up some film for a home-made pinhole, but 8x10 paper cut & put into film holders...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-24-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 2,167
Posted By neelin
Of my 7 lenses, the 50/1.5 & cvLTM25 spend 90% of...

Of my 7 lenses, the 50/1.5 & cvLTM25 spend 90% of the time on the camera. The 50 because I shoot a lot of individual people and it renders really nice. The 25 because it's scale focus with detents...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-17-2009
Replies: 18
Views: 5,734
Posted By neelin
I got this Tri-X @...

I got this Tri-X @ ISO3200:

http://flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3149891670/

with 1/20th of this in 500ml water:

10g Tylenol (20 tabs)
9g Sodium Metabisulfite (wine bottle cleaner at wine...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-24-2008
Replies: 49
Views: 5,739
Posted By neelin
what I really need is a "polaroid like"...

what I really need is a "polaroid like" badge/sticker to send thru the scanner ahead of time. you peel it and underneath there is the word OKAY!, and "You're Sc**wed" appears before your eyes if the...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 12-18-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 1,611
Posted By neelin
Not half as sick as mine.....Use Kopi Luwak, the...

Not half as sick as mine.....Use Kopi Luwak, the world's most expensive developer from brew cycled through the human digestive system.

Robert
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 12-18-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 1,611
Posted By neelin
Thanks Tom

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for re-interestiing me in non-digital photography. Something was missing in my life after analog, and I'm back and really enjoying this.

I always...
Forum: Optics Theory - 11-30-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 2,324
Posted By neelin
stop down to f16/22 & take overexpose a shot of...

stop down to f16/22
& take overexpose a shot of a smooth light grey surface. I had what i thought a piece of sensor dust on my digicam & it ended up being a small fleck of dust on the rear element....
Forum: Travel 11-28-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 1,119
Posted By neelin
Photo related events in Toronto now?

Are there any photo related events/galleries in Toronto now, that a visitor should consider?

robert
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 11-19-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 4,316
Posted By neelin
http://www.mrpinhole.com/index.php design...

http://www.mrpinhole.com/index.php

design calculator
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 11-18-2008
Replies: 128
Views: 16,349
Posted By neelin
"The Naked City" TV series. Routinely...

"The Naked City" TV series. Routinely outstanding b/w photography around NYC 1960.

robert
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 11-09-2008
Replies: 31
Views: 4,894
Posted By neelin
I love this thread. I used to carry my work...

I love this thread. I used to carry my work camera Canon G7 around jobsites in a white sport sock & it would get dirty & just scream "steal me" ;)

cotton dust does concern me for my lenses, since I...
Forum: RFF News 10-23-2008
Replies: 43
Views: 8,236
Posted By neelin
AWB, that would be the Anomalous White Balance...

AWB, that would be the Anomalous White Balance setting?

robert
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-23-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 1,359
Posted By neelin
About 5 years ago I bought a museum grade...

About 5 years ago I bought a museum grade transparency (about 20x24) of a Hubbel telescope shot, & built a lightbox. The transparency was about US$400 & in retrospect I always thought I should have...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-22-2008
Replies: 43
Views: 3,509
Posted By neelin
I've got a Canon G series (now loaned out...

I've got a Canon G series (now loaned out permanently) & I know what you mean. I also have an M8, but if you want to deliberate a bit pick up a $35-50 film Stylus Epic (not the zoom model). An...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-19-2008
Replies: 32
Views: 2,990
Posted By neelin
Can someone do the following test of an SDHC...

Can someone do the following test of an SDHC card?

My Transcend 4GB 150x SD card and my 1GB Sandisk II, takes 46 seconds to do the following:

From a freshly formatted card, turn on continuous...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-04-2008
Replies: 68
Views: 6,439
Posted By neelin
outside neelin, mb

outside neelin, mb
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-12-2008
Replies: 136
Views: 10,428
Posted By neelin
m8:vc15 (how do you make the image full size,...

m8:vc15 (how do you make the image full size, not a thumbnail on the post?)
61611
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-24-2008
Replies: 87
Views: 6,360
Posted By neelin
DAG R.I.P.? CLA has "no value?" a Panda Bear...

DAG R.I.P.? CLA has "no value?"

a Panda Bear walks into a bar.....Eats, Shoots & Leaves....

wait a minute....Eats shoots & leaves...in the forest.

Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance...
Forum: Travel 04-24-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 3,538
Posted By neelin
Well, if you're the kind of guy that wouldn't...

Well, if you're the kind of guy that wouldn't miss the Hopland Grade on your way up to Vancouver, you may like staying at the Sylvia Hotel (near Stanley Park) like I do, and leave your car at the...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-19-2008
Replies: 1,093
Views: 291,904
Posted By neelin
Beta Alp, Neelin, MB Yamaha GTS, Tioga Pass, CA

Beta Alp, Neelin, MB
Yamaha GTS, Tioga Pass, CA
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 04-06-2008
Replies: 73
Views: 8,617
Posted By neelin
http://www.zonezero.com/exposiciones/fotografos/zi...

http://www.zonezero.com/exposiciones/fotografos/ziff/


Okay, let's see how long it takes this "Mexican Suitcase" to disappear. Here is more storey & some of THE photos.

Robert
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-10-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 1,075
Posted By neelin
I found this after I did my conversion. If...

I found this after I did my conversion. If you're a tool freak, you be sorry you saw this whole new "dimension" in tools, because just when you thought you had...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-09-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 1,075
Posted By neelin
No need to get ANYWHERE near something that could...

No need to get ANYWHERE near something that could be damaged. If you turn the nut below this slot, the complete optics section drops out (no chances of mis-alignment on reassembly, because it's all...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-08-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 1,239
Posted By neelin
When there's a reaction, I get responses like...

When there's a reaction, I get responses like Tim's.

Old (51) dudes with film cameras are not a serious threat, and can be ignored (or treated like pervs depending on what they're focusing on). ...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-08-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 1,075
Posted By neelin
I trimmed the 3 tabs flush, to the high part of...

I trimmed the 3 tabs flush, to the high part of the aluminum (not the low part near the focus actuator).
robert
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-04-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 1,008
Posted By neelin
It's chilling how hardware can -and will-...

It's chilling how hardware can -and will- eventually do away with brush technique.

Funny after more than 100 years of hardware, people are still using that archaeic brushing technique (brush...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 03-02-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 590
Posted By neelin
don't have mine in front of me, but I would look...

don't have mine in front of me, but I would look for possible crud contamination of the sensor (mechanical/optical?) that determines if there is film in the camera.

next you could remove the...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 03-01-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 1,038
Posted By neelin
I am somewhat unhappy with daylight foliage...

I am somewhat unhappy with daylight foliage greens without the UV/IR filter (enough to use the filter outdoors), especially landscape shots with "forest" in the distance comprising full range shadows...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-26-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 915
Posted By neelin
hmm...I wonder if his kit is up for sale. I...

hmm...I wonder if his kit is up for sale. I wouldn't want to be him sending it in for warranty adjustment/repair. ;)
r
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-22-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 861
Posted By neelin
Just make it clear, it's Barrett, not...

Just make it clear, it's Barrett, not Barack.

Last New Yorker they tried to hire, someone screwed the translation & they got Steven Lee, not Stan Lee. :D

Robert

(for non-NorthAmericans Stan Lee...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-22-2008
Replies: 41
Views: 6,205
Posted By neelin
If they want all the revenues, then they should...

If they want all the revenues, then they should be making pantyhose or light bulbs. ;) As mentioned earlier the HD model is interesting. A couple of years ago at the World Trials in Duluth, I...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-19-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 897
Posted By neelin
If the Ridata is one of the NON HC ones, try...

If the Ridata is one of the NON HC ones, try formatting FAT (not FAT32) in Windows XP (you have to use controlpanel/admintools/computermanagement/diskmanagement to get at the FAT option (instead of...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 02-15-2008
Replies: 67
Views: 3,071
Posted By neelin
Sigma DP1 UK...

Sigma DP1 UK pricing
http://www.dpreview.com/news/0802/08021502sigmaDP1price.asp

and stating US$999 MSRP
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-10-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 1,517
Posted By neelin
If you go in only one museum, do Musée...

If you go in only one museum, do Musée d'Orsay
Rodin Museum is closeby & recommended (exterior architecture of Quai Branley Museum is good, closeby also)

Of course you'll drop by the Louvre & Centre...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 02-04-2008
Replies: 28
Views: 3,163
Posted By neelin
a couple of oldies but goodies for anyone that's...

a couple of oldies but goodies for anyone that's ever been in the dark:

SUSSMAN, AARON The Amateur Photographer's Handbook
ADAMS, ANSEL The Negative
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-03-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 872
Posted By neelin
I always like the "http://www.riteintherain.com"...

I always like the "http://www.riteintherain.com" FIELD 353 4 5/8" x 7" spiral bound. Pages are completely waterproof & you can indeed write in pencil on it in the rain. Thick poly covers (stiff...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 02-02-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 682
Posted By neelin
In a thread re: M8 low temperature, I regularly...

In a thread re: M8 low temperature, I regularly use the M8 at -20C but failed at -28C. Carlos (etrigan63) said it may be the SD card.

I agree with him because it stopped and "hung" while writing...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-31-2008
Replies: 53
Views: 2,334
Posted By neelin
Originally Posted by Andy Aitken Leica have...

Originally Posted by Andy Aitken
Leica have officially stated:

"The SDHC standard is an extended type of SD standard. This takes very extensive updating of the camera’s SD driver to accommodate...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-30-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 1,062
Posted By neelin
you guys from silicon valley are so smart :) . ...

you guys from silicon valley are so smart :) . I guess I had brain freeze up here in the GWN (great white north, it's -30 & heading for -36 tonight). Sheesh, I thought it was a fresh post because...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-30-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 1,062
Posted By neelin
For landscape I like to go a bit wider & use a...

For landscape I like to go a bit wider & use a 28mm. I've got a vc 28mm f/1.9 that I really like. I just ordered the highly rated vc 28mm f/3.5 from http://www.leicaboutique.com in Canada, although...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-28-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 864
Posted By neelin
looks like you'll have to settle to meat women :D...

looks like you'll have to settle to meat women :D

maybe the guy was just making motordrive sounds because he was a dork, the flash I can't explain.
r
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-23-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 1,054
Posted By neelin
Damn, I guess I'll have to go back to film &...

Damn, I guess I'll have to go back to film & rubbing frozen blocks of D76 on the negatives in the 6 months of darkness. :D

Seems there was a Nikon ad recently talking about a guy digishooting on...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-22-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 1,054
Posted By neelin
Good point. I was using a SanDisk Ultra II Plus...

Good point. I was using a SanDisk Ultra II Plus (usb) 1g card. Couldn't find that temperature rated but didn't find any rated below -13C operating on a quick search. The stuck red LED would...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-22-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 1,054
Posted By neelin
M8 Low Temperature Shoot (-28C)

-28C camera out with me for 60 minutes.

2 quick shots then the camera "froze" with the red LED lit (after being outside for 30 minutes).

Back at "the lab", one file name recorded to SD, but no...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-21-2008
Replies: 545
Views: 23,483
Posted By neelin
Just retired from my 21 year construction...

Just retired from my 21 year construction business where I regularly thought, "How about you boys & girls come & run my business, and just send ME a check for 14% sales (tax in Manitoba). I'll stay...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-21-2008
Replies: 545
Views: 23,483
Posted By neelin
Since you're going back for clarifications, how...

Since you're going back for clarifications, how about for corrections. :D

If you really want to net the VAT, the correct ratio is 100/117 not 83/100 (17% on 83 doesn't add in to make 100).

So...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-20-2008
Replies: 545
Views: 23,483
Posted By neelin
Sorry for asking, but this begs the obvious...

Sorry for asking, but this begs the obvious question....So what other lenses did you & Mr. Kobayashi discuss extensively? :D

Robert
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-16-2007
Replies: 126
Views: 23,030
Posted By neelin
This is a great idea. A couple of things to...

This is a great idea. A couple of things to ponder/investigate perhaps related more to marketing, as the design is fully functional.:
-Standard Credit card size (with the coding holes & a minimum...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-13-2007
Replies: 49
Views: 6,716
Posted By neelin
http://www.canon.com/camera-museum/camera/lens/s/d...

http://www.canon.com/camera-museum/camera/lens/s/data/50-85/s_50_095.html

Here's Canon's Online Camera Museum, a great source of info for old cameras/lenses

I've got a 50/095 that I converted...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-20-2007
Replies: 2
Views: 1,403
Posted By neelin
here's my attempt, robert 21mm f/120 how...

here's my attempt,

robert

21mm f/120
how about a zoom pinhole, for the cheapest zoom lens on an M8
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-10-2007
Replies: 29
Views: 2,504
Posted By neelin
http://www.inkjetmall.com/April-10-2007-newsletter...

http://www.inkjetmall.com/April-10-2007-newsletter.html#k6

check out Jan Cone's cartridges for your R200.

robert
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 05-08-2007
Replies: 28
Views: 2,210
Posted By neelin
Wow! snap up this rarity. My m8 has the frame...

Wow! snap up this rarity. My m8 has the frame indicator on the other side of the top plate.

robert
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-03-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 1,352
Posted By neelin
Now I get where RAW processing comes from ;) this...

Now I get where RAW processing comes from ;)
this is getting silly.

robert
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-29-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 1,972
Posted By neelin
Ouch!

http://www.leicagoodies.com/ the SLING is amazing to keep the Leica in your hand. It's purpose is twofold, 1. hold your Leica 2. allow you to fumble long enough so you don't have to shake hands...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-04-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 1,756
Posted By neelin
M8 cards

I've got two transcend 4g, no problem. I've also got a 1g SDII.

Two comments.

The SDII "opens" much faster (I think the directory read takes more time on the large card), and the transcend...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 03-24-2007
Replies: 21
Views: 1,535
Posted By neelin
http://www.pbase.com/neelin/image/71860262 a...

http://www.pbase.com/neelin/image/71860262

a shot from my m8/0.95 combo

I did my own conversion & need to tune up the focusing a bit. I just got the 1.25 magnifier. 50year old eyes have problems...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-06-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 1,706
Posted By neelin
amazing, i guess i'm a chump for not chimping. i...

amazing, i guess i'm a chump for not chimping. i always have the monitor turned off (while shooting & chimp later) & therefore have never seen the screen look like this. thanks, one thing to add...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-04-2007
Replies: 22
Views: 1,779
Posted By neelin
i love that old ryobi cordless screw gun print ad...

i love that old ryobi cordless screw gun print ad of a guy standing on the wing of a flying biplane. the caption was: "there are two screws loose on this plane....we can fix one of them"

robert
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-04-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 1,706
Posted By neelin
>you think his shirt was actually black? ...

>you think his shirt was actually black? :rolleyes:

am i totally nuts? how do you get the screen to plop the histogram on the full size picture?

the first question was rhetorical, i already know...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-23-2006
Replies: 60
Views: 5,272
Posted By neelin
Sunil, You're an engineer. You KNOW you're...

Sunil,
You're an engineer. You KNOW you're going to eventually get both for redundancy, it's in your nature. Don't fight it. Start with either a coin toss or something equally scientific & then...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 12-20-2006
Replies: 106
Views: 8,082
Posted By neelin
Nikon SP digital rangefinder

yo Nikon, slap a sensor on the back of that 2005 SP

http://www.cameraquest.com/nrfblsp2005.htm & throw it out on the street ;)

Robert
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-23-2006
Replies: 5
Views: 1,451
Posted By neelin
Anyone have a line on M8 batteries?

Got my spare from my local dealer DrinkWater, Canada today. They should be available everywhere if they are available here, mind you there are a couple of happy M8 users up here too :D

Robert
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-07-2006
Replies: 14
Views: 1,788
Posted By neelin
Yes, let's stop with the blurry unsharp photos...

Yes, let's stop with the blurry unsharp photos with inferior equipment

http://masters-of-photography.com/D/doisneau/doisneau_kiss_full.html

:D

to be honest, so far I haven't seen one "keeper" on...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-05-2006
Replies: 33
Views: 4,635
Posted By neelin
is this the bright light reflecting off the...

is this the bright light reflecting off the individual sensor lenses to the next sensor because of the oblique, intense light hitting the sensor?

a bit of 3M photo matt spray on the sensor would...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 11-04-2006
Replies: 42
Views: 3,881
Posted By neelin
6ZNAXFP this brings up the discount would...

6ZNAXFP

this brings up the discount
would probably do this if my mATE wasn't coming.
robert
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-04-2006
Replies: 78
Views: 4,421
Posted By neelin
Wink On the main topic, I have a Nikon dedicated 35mm...

On the main topic, I have a Nikon dedicated 35mm scanner, it's way better than my i800 for 35mm. OTOH when you want to scan offbeat neg sizes, the i800 works just fine. Check out a few samples from...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-24-2006
Replies: 115
Views: 14,337
Posted By neelin
thanks, great to see more. as full DNG or...

thanks, great to see more. as full DNG or extremely large files are a problem, if you had time could you crop a small section & upload the resulting crop at 100% quality jpg.

This plebe hasn't seen...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-23-2006
Replies: 21
Views: 4,734
Posted By neelin
On the other hand if they are TOO sucessful,...

On the other hand if they are TOO sucessful, market forces will induce Canon/Nikon to bring a RF model so Leica can't skim too much cream off one segment of the marketplace. Capitalism can suck at...
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