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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 20 Hours Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 437
Posted By Freakscene
Thanks for the suggestion - I have tried it and...

Thanks for the suggestion - I have tried it and still don't like the shutter release feel or travel. I also sold my R cameras apart from the R6.2 and R8 except an R5 I use as a back cap for my 80...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 21 Hours Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 437
Posted By Freakscene
I agree that the lenses in particular are...

I agree that the lenses in particular are underrated. The 28/2.8 with the e55 filter, the e60 50mm Summilux and the 80/1.4 made an awesome kit for me. But I really could not ever get the bodies I...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Days Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 744
Posted By Freakscene
From this morning's email from Ars-Imago via...

From this morning's email from Ars-Imago via Kickstarter:
So, in a few weeks, you will receive your Lab-Box with the additional Crank and the Film Retriever!
so it is at least an option. I can't...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Days Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 744
Posted By Freakscene
I don’t think Freestyle will have them anytime...

I don’t think Freestyle will have them anytime too soon. The Kickstarter deliveries have been delayed, again, according to the message I got this morning. They say something broke when they tested...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 3 Days Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 216
Posted By Freakscene
Pre-made:...

Pre-made: http://stores.photoformulary.com/spotting-reducer-il-farmers-reducer/

Formulae: https://www.photrio.com/forum/threads/will-the-real-farmers-reducer-formula-please-stand-up.137649/

Using...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 6 Days Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 601
Posted By Freakscene
Welcome back Sam. I've been there. Just get...

Welcome back Sam.

I've been there. Just get whatever you can find fastest and shoot, shoot, shoot. And consider getting the 85/2 OM lens - a short tele is surprisingly useful for kids for...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 6 Days Ago
Replies: 966
Views: 360,503
Posted By Freakscene
I've walked down there hundreds of times, but...

I've walked down there hundreds of times, but probably never looked as exuberant, or, come to think about it, as fashionable, as those folk. Usually I'd have been wearing a darkroom stained garment...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 6 Days Ago
Replies: 61
Views: 2,556
Posted By Freakscene
I just hope that it has similar spectral...

I just hope that it has similar spectral sensitivity and tonality and the same reciprocity characteristics, and is available again in all formats. The problem with losing films that is rarely...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 744
Posted By Freakscene
I paid in February 2017. I still donít have it. ...

I paid in February 2017. I still donít have it. Kickstarter is crowd funding, and the terms of service make it completely clear that you may never receive the item you are funding. Ars-Imago, the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 744
Posted By Freakscene
I tested the pre-production Lab-Box. I have one...

I tested the pre-production Lab-Box. I have one on order. I can see lots of reasons to use, and not to use one. But it is a great way to get consistent agitation, and one of the best and cheapest...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 966
Views: 360,503
Posted By Freakscene
Fantastic! Is this on CeletnŠ? I see PraönŠ...

Fantastic! Is this on CeletnŠ? I see PraönŠ brŠna in the background.

Marty
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 1 Week Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 150
Posted By Freakscene
His book “Here far away” is one of the best books...

His book “Here far away” is one of the best books of photography published this century. Sammallahti is incredibly accomplished; his vision and technical capacity are astounding.

Marty
Forum: Optics Theory - 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 57
Views: 2,279
Posted By Freakscene
The newest Sony lenses are made using improved...

The newest Sony lenses are made using improved polishing techniques for aspherical elements, at least in part to avoid onion ring...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 468
Posted By Freakscene
This is absolutely the way to go. Reverse the...

This is absolutely the way to go. Reverse the enlarger, project lower, and get a larger print. No new lens, no tinkering beyond the design engineering, or anything else required.

Marty
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 287
Posted By Freakscene
The desensitizer is probably ferrous oxalate. It...

The desensitizer is probably ferrous oxalate. It allows you to develop under brighter light by inspection, but does not totally desensitize (i.e. fix) silver.

Chromium intensifier is typically...
Forum: Panasonic S1 S1 R L Mount cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 884
Posted By Freakscene
There is absolutely no evidence that Panasonic...

There is absolutely no evidence that Panasonic did this on purpose or in collusion with Leica. It is doubtful that Panasonic even considered M mount lenses when designing this camera. The...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 44
Views: 1,379
Posted By Freakscene
The TTL has the same viewfinder/rangefinder...

The TTL has the same viewfinder/rangefinder design and flares the same as the M6 classic. The MP upgrade can be installed in both and helps, but is nowhere near as good as an M4 or earlier vf/rf...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 349
Posted By Freakscene
If you stick with Ilford Warmtone youíll need to...

If you stick with Ilford Warmtone youíll need to tone to substantially increase the warmness of tone. It wonít shift in any different developer. I tried everything after Forte Polywarmtone went out...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 349
Posted By Freakscene
As Erik commented, the Ilford papers hardly...

As Erik commented, the Ilford papers hardly change in different developers.

Try Adox, and especially the Foma warmtone papers.

Marty
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 93
Views: 2,566
Posted By Freakscene
On the weekend I shot some ducks (legally with a...

On the weekend I shot some ducks (legally with a registered firearm) and had a long conversation with two men, one my age, one six years old, about the ethics of killing and the complex feelings...
Forum: Travel 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 445
Posted By Freakscene
These are tremendous, and not just because of the...

These are tremendous, and not just because of the content. Iceland has been over covered because it's so dramatic, and almost everything there has been photographed to death this century. These are...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5,248
Views: 786,434
Posted By Freakscene
Congratulations again Allen. They look great. ...

Congratulations again Allen. They look great. What size are the prints and how did you print them or have them printed?

Marty
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5,248
Views: 786,434
Posted By Freakscene
This is beautiful Vince, can you tell me a...

This is beautiful Vince, can you tell me a little more about lens, rough aperture and if this was with the MM or 246?

I use that sort of angle both from above like you have, and below, quite often...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-12-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 656
Posted By Freakscene
The short answer is no. All para-aminophenol...

The short answer is no. All para-aminophenol developers with an hydroxide alkali and a little sulphite (added as metabisulphite, but all the hydroxide alkalinity turns it into sulphite) produce...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-12-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 456
Posted By Freakscene
I think I'd prefer to lose a shot of the...

I think I'd prefer to lose a shot of the sasquatch/yowie.

Always look at the rewind knob to ensure the film is actually progressing through the transport . . .

Marty
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-12-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 456
Posted By Freakscene
With most 35mm films and a Leica M I can get 39...

With most 35mm films and a Leica M I can get 39 frames without a dark bag. Just load with the shortest leader you can, wind on and go. The distance from the canister to the film gate is short...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-09-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 656
Posted By Freakscene
Post This is as much about the bottle as the...

This is as much about the bottle as the developer. Various Rodinal formulae are good at resisting oxidation, but bottles that allow free movement of oxygen facilitate oxidation and developer...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-09-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,055
Posted By Freakscene
Indeed. You can start with the sun if you live...

Indeed. You can start with the sun if you live somewhere bright.

At Freestyle the Edwards 11x14 UV source is $695. A chemistry kit to start platinum-palladium printing is $2-300, although you...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-08-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,055
Posted By Freakscene
You are welcome. I know you think and care about...

You are welcome. I know you think and care about this stuff.



With the Piezo inks you probably have the best chance of finding out what the solvent is and from there what its risk profile is. Jon...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-08-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,055
Posted By Freakscene
I share your fear in general, if not specifically...

I share your fear in general, if not specifically about Galerie.

There are other options, and I plan to settle on Foma and Adox for fixed grade paper because I think they have the best chance long...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-08-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 365
Posted By Freakscene
Silvermax and how it came about is pretty well...

Silvermax and how it came about is pretty well described.

If you want to know anything about Adox products, just contact them. They are by far more open and direct than any other manufacturer about...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 05-07-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 646
Posted By Freakscene
Did you switch to zooms for optical quality or...

Did you switch to zooms for optical quality or flexibility reasons Chris? I'm interested. I need a hiking camera.

Marty
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-07-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,055
Posted By Freakscene
Azo, Lodima and Lupex are pure chloride papers. ...

Azo, Lodima and Lupex are pure chloride papers. They are very slow and are for contact printing.

The image tone of pure chloride papers is affected more by the developer than modern papers. It's...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-07-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,055
Posted By Freakscene
There is nothing about platinum printing that is...

There is nothing about platinum printing that is more poisonous than silver printing or the aerialised solvents that are produced from inkjets. I'm experienced with working with chemicals; when I...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-07-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 2,069
Posted By Freakscene
There is a huge amount of repeated semi-truth and...

There is a huge amount of repeated semi-truth and myth on the web and in the secondary literature about HCB.

If you have a legitimate academic or historical reason, you can make an appointment at...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-06-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,055
Posted By Freakscene
I do the same, and print onto Azo, Lodima or...

I do the same, and print onto Azo, Lodima or Lupex.



It is a good approach, but the ultimate is platinum or platinum-palladium on rag, which I have done on a limited scale, but that way madness,...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-06-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 2,179
Posted By Freakscene
I understand that Steve Huff takes no...

I understand that Steve Huff takes no responsibility if evil spirits creep in and/or come through the box. What I fear are flare, spherical or chromatic aberration, focus shift and field curvature.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-04-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 773
Posted By Freakscene
Great! Show us some photos when you have...

Great! Show us some photos when you have them.



Zeiss tweaked the design and the N 50/1.4 is substantially better than the regular C-Y 50/1.4 Planar. I really loved it, but sold all my N gear...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-04-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 2,179
Posted By Freakscene
Maybe his copy was possessed. ...

Maybe his copy was possessed. http://huffparanormal.com

Marty
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-30-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 423
Posted By Freakscene
The two differently labelled Foma 100 speed films...

The two differently labelled Foma 100 speed films are the same film labelled for different markets. Nothing has been discontinued.

Marty
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-26-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 366
Posted By Freakscene
The main problem is that the FX screen the OP...

The main problem is that the FX screen the OP wants came with the camera and is rare aftermarket or as a spare part. There are several FU and FW screens for the RX for sale on the big auction site...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-26-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 773
Posted By Freakscene
Enjoy! Let us know what you think. Marty

Enjoy! Let us know what you think.

Marty
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-26-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 366
Posted By Freakscene
None of the Yashica screens fit. Keep looking on...

None of the Yashica screens fit. Keep looking on eBay. Also try: [email protected] and https://www.tocad.com/service-support/ and maybe Bellamy at Japan Camera Hunter, although he...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-23-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 773
Posted By Freakscene
I am a Yashica era Contax tragic. In 135 cameras...

I am a Yashica era Contax tragic. In 135 cameras I have more than I care to admit. I doubt I ever paid more than $US100 for a camera.

The private operator Contax repairs UK does good work. The...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-16-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,059
Posted By Freakscene
By developing enough to get good highlight...

By developing enough to get good highlight separation but not so much that you get so much density that you canít scan or print the film.

The major variable is development time. To a (much) lesser...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-09-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 705
Posted By Freakscene
The book is not unobtainable, but like a lot of...

The book is not unobtainable, but like a lot of out of press things can be expensive. For example:
https://www.wesellyourcollection.com/topcon/product/01-topcon-story-topcon-enigma-book/

Marty
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-08-2019
Replies: 262
Views: 14,135
Posted By Freakscene
I’m flying home from a family funeral. Already...

I’m flying home from a family funeral. Already bereaved, I am very sorry to hear this, but pleased for Roger that he is no longer unwell or pained. I will miss our discussions.

I’ll have toast...
Forum: Optics Theory - 04-03-2019
Replies: 57
Views: 2,279
Posted By Freakscene
In camera lenses, the Pentax 43mm f1.9 doesnít do...

In camera lenses, the Pentax 43mm f1.9 doesnít do it, in my experience. That doesnít mean it canít.

Hoya, who owns Pentax, holds a lot of patents about production of aspheres.

Marty
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-02-2019
Replies: 262
Views: 14,135
Posted By Freakscene
Sending positive thoughts. Marty

Sending positive thoughts.

Marty
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-29-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 2,753
Posted By Freakscene
To provide fair attribution, it’s from The...

To provide fair attribution, it’s from The Princess Bride: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Princess_Bride_(film)

But to be consigned to drive a JB Camira really is a fate worse than a fate worse...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-29-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 2,753
Posted By Freakscene
Heidelberg West. They assembled Peugeot and...

Heidelberg West. They assembled Peugeot and Renault cars there too. My father collected a Peugot from there in 1956 and drove it home to Brisbane.

Marty
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-28-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 2,753
Posted By Freakscene
The past is a foreign country

In terms of the site contamination, if your friends live there now, the risk is reduced. The site was decontaminated - the top 1-2m of soil removed and replaced with clean material before the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-28-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 2,753
Posted By Freakscene
I worked there for a while, and did my E6 QA/QC...

I worked there for a while, and did my E6 QA/QC course there. I think about it most days, in one way or another.



Awesome. ...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 03-26-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 300
Posted By Freakscene
The 40mm is one of the best enlarging lenses for...

The 40mm is one of the best enlarging lenses for large 35mm enlargements. The 90 and 105mm lenses are medium format enlarging lenses; the 90 covers 6x7 and the 105 covers...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-19-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 686
Posted By Freakscene
Crazy? Maybe, but it would also be $AU75-125+ to...

Crazy? Maybe, but it would also be $AU75-125+ to send it to an overseas repairer, because shipping and insurance costs here are very high. The going rate for almost everything in Australia is much...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 03-14-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 360
Posted By Freakscene
For any enlarger use a Versalab Parallel and then...

For any enlarger use a Versalab Parallel and then check the corners of a projected negative with a Peak Critical Grain Magnifier.

Marty
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-12-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 400
Posted By Freakscene
As Brett said, use HC110. Very active, least...

As Brett said, use HC110. Very active, least fog.



The 1945 Kodak Films book says 20 minutes in D-76, 20 minutes in Microdol, and 23 minutes in DK-20, all at 68 degrees Fahrenheit. The same times...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 03-12-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 675
Posted By Freakscene
Blake was also:...

Blake was also: https://rangefinderforum.com/forums/member.php?u=31751

The thread here: https://rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=108786 was what got us talking.

I also miss him more...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-06-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 931
Posted By Freakscene
I do too. Zeiss is Neiss. When I was a kid my...

I do too. Zeiss is Neiss.

When I was a kid my father, who was an optical engineer (he is retired now), did a lot of work for Zeiss Australia. My brother got one of these...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-05-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,506
Posted By Freakscene
All these look to me like the wet print...

All these look to me like the wet print equivalent of a starting point for a scan - too flat both in the shadows and highlights.

The problem with P40 is flexibility. If you want to make photos that...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-05-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 238
Posted By Freakscene
It is now. Sorry . . . I am sure RFF wants to...

It is now. Sorry . . . I am sure RFF wants to know all about smoked watermelon.

Marty
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-05-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 238
Posted By Freakscene
Sculpted decay

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2019/mar/06/beauty-among-the-decay-in-pictures

If anyone is in Melbourne I recommend getting a ticket and seeing it for yourself. It is beautiful,...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-05-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 1,067
Posted By Freakscene
A Hexanon 50mm f2 would overwhelmingly be my...

A Hexanon 50mm f2 would overwhelmingly be my choice for a Hexar RF. It is f2, not faster than f2, but it is my favourite M mount 50mm and it's made for the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-01-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,506
Posted By Freakscene
The complete lack of anything approaching a...

The complete lack of anything approaching a normal density curve from P30 is a real problem if you are wet printing. If you scan you can push it around more.

Marty
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-24-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 728
Posted By Freakscene
If you love the 50 Hexanan why not get the 35...

If you love the 50 Hexanan why not get the 35 Hexanon? It’s also a lovely lens with very similar characateristics to the 50.

With all lenses, out of focus areas appear different with aperture,...
Forum: Fuji X Series 02-17-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 910
Posted By Freakscene
The photos are outstanding. For personal reasons...

The photos are outstanding.
For personal reasons I find them compelling and chilling and disturbing all at the same time.
Great work, keep it up.

Marty
Forum: Optics Theory - 02-06-2019
Replies: 57
Views: 2,279
Posted By Freakscene
It is not due to the geometry of the lens. They...

It is not due to the geometry of the lens. They are the result of marks on the aspherical element from the manufacturing process. They still appear in monochrome.



Most camera aspherical lens...
Forum: Optics Theory - 02-05-2019
Replies: 57
Views: 2,279
Posted By Freakscene
Like Vienna...

Like Vienna (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJeWySiuq1I) it means nothing to me.

It strictly means that one or more of the lens element surfaces are, as pointed out, made with multiple radii of...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-03-2019
Replies: 898
Views: 67,102
Posted By Freakscene
Did anyone buy any of this? Is it double...

Did anyone buy any of this? Is it double perforated 70mm film?

Marty
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-31-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,116
Posted By Freakscene
Failure mode analysis in engineering essentially...

Failure mode analysis in engineering essentially always uses Gaussian distribution unless adequate data are available (which they almost never are). If you can get enough data for a product,...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-31-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,719
Posted By Freakscene
That is what I do too. T-grain and epitaxial...

That is what I do too. T-grain and epitaxial films seem to need more developer. I did the development work for at least one article that was published in that magazine.

Marty
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-30-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,719
Posted By Freakscene
Sure, but if you have a problem with storage or...

Sure, but if you have a problem with storage or capacity to mix it might be better for you. It depends on your priorities.

At 1+3 that litre of stock will develop 16 films. That's about US$0.6 a...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-29-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,719
Posted By Freakscene
A new player:...

A new player: https://ntphotoworks.com/shop/product/bellinifoto-ecofilm-developer-liquid-xtol-500ml-for-1lt-stock-solution/

Marty
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-25-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 339
Posted By Freakscene
John Milich died...

John Milich died https://www.getdpi.com/forum/sunset-bar/58763-john-milich-has-passed-away.html, so he isn’t in business any more.

Edit: seems like...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-18-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 598
Posted By Freakscene
I developed some from the same batch. Kodak...

I developed some from the same batch. Kodak Australia were baffled too.

Marty
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-18-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 598
Posted By Freakscene
Photos of what you are observing would be useful....

Photos of what you are observing would be useful. How large are they? If you are looking at them under a microscope, can you show us photos taken at that magnification?

Why are you measuring...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-14-2019
Replies: 99
Views: 2,904
Posted By Freakscene
http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/468468-1/img425-E...

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/468468-1/img425-Edit.jpg

Leica MP, 35 Summilux ASPH, Plus-X, Moersch Eco

Marty
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 01-14-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,752
Posted By Freakscene
This explains it:...

This explains it: https://lenspire.zeiss.com/photo/en/article/depth-of-field-and-manual-focusing

For all the love the Nikkor 50mm f1.8 G and D lenses get, despite good sharpness, they have horrible...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 01-13-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,752
Posted By Freakscene
I noticed that. Although Nikon MTF charts show...

I noticed that. Although Nikon MTF charts show only 10 and 30 lp/mm, whereas Leica’s charts show 5, 10, 20 and 40 lp/mm, and the only chart I can find for the Nikkor is for f1.8, whereas Leica shows...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-10-2019
Replies: 396
Views: 6,076
Posted By Freakscene
Have you got an MP? Taken one apart? I ask...

Have you got an MP? Taken one apart? I ask seriously.

Marty
Forum: Travel 01-09-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 949
Posted By Freakscene
That is unfortunate. Both the photos and the...

That is unfortunate. Both the photos and the writing are excellent, and the place is beautifully unspoiled and little visited.

Marty
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-08-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,241
Posted By Freakscene
It looks like it’s been printed dark on silver...

It looks like it’s been printed dark on silver paper and bleached. But it might just be clever post processing.

Marty
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-08-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 920
Posted By Freakscene
That is among the best ways to get Ilford FB...

That is among the best ways to get Ilford FB Warmtone to look good.



Adox, Foma and Bergger all also have semi-matte finishes, although they all look different.

Marty
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-08-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 920
Posted By Freakscene
Adox MCC 110 and the current series of Bergger FB...

Adox MCC 110 and the current series of Bergger FB papers are technically the best - highest DMax, least fogging of highlights from extended development. The former bleaches slowly, the latter more...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-08-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 2,263
Posted By Freakscene
Xtol creates an S shaped curve, whereas most...

Xtol creates an S shaped curve, whereas most other developers crate an upswept curve.

http://www.covingtoninnovations.com/hc110/curveshapes.jpg

This makes printing easier, not harder, because...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 01-07-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 5,663
Posted By Freakscene
Yes. Firmware 2.0.1.5 released in June 2014 for...

Yes. Firmware 2.0.1.5 released in June 2014 for the Typ 240 fixed this.

Marty
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-03-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 2,263
Posted By Freakscene
I liked Acros for some purposes. I found it less...

I liked Acros for some purposes. I found it less picky about developer than it was about how it was developed, and found it generally looked better with more agitation and adjusting contrast by...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-03-2019
Replies: 532
Views: 46,631
Posted By Freakscene
Read “A Tale of Three Enlarger Heads" by Ctein in...

Read “A Tale of Three Enlarger Heads" by Ctein in the Jan-Feb and Mar-Apr 1999 issues of Photo Techniques Magazine and Ctein’s Post Exposure (available online free). There are a lot of disagreements...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-02-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,719
Posted By Freakscene
With respect to replenished Xtol, did you follow...

With respect to replenished Xtol, did you follow the times for "seasoned" developer? I found with Xtol that it was affected the least by speed change of any replenished developer I used (HC110,...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 12-31-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 1,719
Posted By Freakscene
I think Moersch will also ship it to you. It is...

I think Moersch will also ship it to you. It is not DG classified for shipping. This may not make a difference, however, given that a lot of companies won't ship liquids at all anymore.



The...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 12-28-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 774
Posted By Freakscene
Are you washing RC or FB...

Are you washing RC or FB paper?

https://www.fotoimpex.com/darkroom/deville-washer-for-darkroom-trays-30x40-cm-and-larger.html

Or a Kodak tray siphon.

Marty
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-28-2018
Replies: 64
Views: 2,424
Posted By Freakscene
Sorry, you are correct. There are no roll film...

Sorry, you are correct. There are no roll film formats in stock.

Marty
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-27-2018
Replies: 64
Views: 2,424
Posted By Freakscene
It looks like it is out of stock at Fotoimpex now...

It looks like it is out of stock at Fotoimpex now . . .
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 12-27-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 1,719
Posted By Freakscene
I found that Xtol improved all films in pretty...

I found that Xtol improved all films in pretty much the way Kodak described - better speed with finer grain and better sharpness than HQ or PQ developers, and with tonality very similar to D-76...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 12-22-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 1,719
Posted By Freakscene
This seems to be because the Moersch Eco is...

This seems to be because the Moersch Eco is slightly more alkaline and isn’t quite as well buffered, but this also means that it has better capacity and enhausts more slowly. Xtol becomes more...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 12-22-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 1,719
Posted By Freakscene
Fomadon Excel is essentially the same as Xtol,...

Fomadon Excel is essentially the same as Xtol, but it is a powder too, although you can get a pack to make 1L.

Marty
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 12-22-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 1,719
Posted By Freakscene
DD-X and TMax/RS are nothing like Xtol,...

DD-X and TMax/RS are nothing like Xtol, chemically or tonally.

This: https://www.moersch-photochemie.de/content/shop/negativ/128/eco_film_developer is almost identical in performance to Xtol. It...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-21-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 644
Posted By Freakscene
I used to develop film for a guy who was fixated...

I used to develop film for a guy who was fixated on making TMY-2 work in Rodinal. This happens sometimes when you work for other people. Luckily, Rodinal in TMY-2 guy was flexible and smart enough...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-14-2018
Replies: 99
Views: 2,904
Posted By Freakscene
This brings back a lot of memories. King Street...

This brings back a lot of memories. King Street had a lot of colour in the 1980s. Itís a lot cleaner now.

Great shot.

Marty
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-11-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 965
Posted By Freakscene
Yes, it’s a drying mark. They are usually from...

Yes, it’s a drying mark. They are usually from minerals in water. You can also get them from using wetting agent that’s too strong. I get them if I use Kodak Photo Flo at the concentration...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-05-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 767
Posted By Freakscene
Thanks John. Film manufacturers don't mess...

Thanks John. Film manufacturers don't mess around and I have never quite understood the voodoo and scepticism people place in their recommendations. Particularly with processing technique, just do...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-05-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 300
Posted By Freakscene
They are bromoils. Peter, there is a small (6...

They are bromoils.

Peter, there is a small (6 photo, if I recall correctly) Misonne folio in the NLA. You can see it if you visit, but you probably need to order the item in advance. The scans are...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-05-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 767
Posted By Freakscene
Indeed, the basic approach has been understood...

Indeed, the basic approach has been understood for a long time.

Ammonia works, but later work showed that exposure to it was bad for archival stability of film and paper.

Marty
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-04-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 767
Posted By Freakscene
So is the bottle transparent glass or...

So is the bottle transparent glass or plastic?

What usually precipitates in heavily used fixer is the silver-thiosulfate complex. It looks black but can look metallic if it is smooth. I have only...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-04-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 767
Posted By Freakscene
Here:...

Here: https://scholarworks.rit.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?referer=https://www.google.com.au/&httpsredir=1&article=1836&context=theses is a thesis on fixing. It explains everything.

Marty
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-04-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 767
Posted By Freakscene
Yes, but test for proper fixation, it worked for...

Yes, but test for proper fixation, it worked for me with Foma FB paper, but the time for others may vary.

Marty
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-04-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 767
Posted By Freakscene
Thanks John. Taken in Hradčany, Prague, in what...

Thanks John. Taken in Hradčany, Prague, in what seems like the dim past. Iíve been back recently but didnít walk past here; the wall is probably repaired and painted now.

Marty
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-04-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 767
Posted By Freakscene
Thanks Erik, on both counts. I enjoy the...

Thanks Erik, on both counts. I enjoy the consistency of the images you post here very much; it speaks volumes about control of the process you use.

Marty
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-04-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 767
Posted By Freakscene
Yes, Iíve used Fomafix for FB paper. I used 1+5...

Yes, Iíve used Fomafix for FB paper. I used 1+5 for about 1.5 min based on a fixation test. 1+5 suggests it is slightly stronger than Hypam. Ammonium thiosulfate comes as standard as a ~60%...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-04-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 767
Posted By Freakscene
Blue-black or metallic looking silver? Marty

Blue-black or metallic looking silver?

Marty
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-03-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 767
Posted By Freakscene
There is one extremely important thing to always...

There is one extremely important thing to always remember: the fixer will keep fixing long after it is no longer fixing properly or in a way that is safe for the long-term storage of your film.

What...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-03-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 767
Posted By Freakscene
Monosize flat (t-grain) films have a different...

Monosize flat (t-grain) films have a different balance of silver salts in the emulsion, including a lot more silver iodide, than is contained in traditional mixed size cubic grain films. This...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 11-30-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 623
Posted By Freakscene
If I am going to the trouble of properly printing...

If I am going to the trouble of properly printing on FB paper, I print about 8x12 or a little larger on 11x14 paper. That leaves enough space for matting for mounted or framed prints, and edge to...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 11-29-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 767
Posted By Freakscene
Or send them to Fotoimpex in Germany. Their...

Or send them to Fotoimpex in Germany. Their developing is good.

Marty
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 11-27-2018
Replies: 49
Views: 1,532
Posted By Freakscene
Yes. Used to shoot 3-5 rolls a week and 2-3 a day...

Yes. Used to shoot 3-5 rolls a week and 2-3 a day when travelling. Have shot almost none since getting the MM in 2012 and the the 246 in 2015 (because my MM sensors kept corroding).

Marty
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-27-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 965
Posted By Freakscene
Foma products work fine. I spent a lot of the...

Foma products work fine. I spent a lot of the 1990s shooting Foma 200 and 800 (no longer available) developing in Fomadon Excel (Xtol clone) and fixing in Fomafix Rapid fixer. Learn good technique;...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-07-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 790
Posted By Freakscene
I asked him when I met him. I am really saddened...

I asked him when I met him. I am really saddened by his passing, he was a rare sort of person.

Marty
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-06-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 790
Posted By Freakscene
charjohncarter's approach is as close as you'll...

charjohncarter's approach is as close as you'll get to that look with HC110. You can vary a lot with exposure and development time, but there are subtle inherent differences in film curves with...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-31-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 599
Posted By Freakscene
I love the way the shadows look like bromoil. I...

I love the way the shadows look like bromoil. I wouldn't use this myself, but these look great. How do they print?

Marty
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-18-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 549
Posted By Freakscene
It’s a reflection off the transport roller. ...

It’s a reflection off the transport roller. Almost all TLRs do it.

Marty
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-12-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 920
Posted By Freakscene
With Leica lenses all the new designs (after the...

With Leica lenses all the new designs (after the mid-1990s) have aspherical elements. I switched to modern Leica lenses when I got my MM and later the Typ 246 because the older lenses have apparent...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-12-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 585
Posted By Freakscene
I agree Roger, but at the time I was developing...

I agree Roger, but at the time I was developing film for people, and I am particular, as were many of my clients. So the improvement was tinged with the annoyance of having to test and tweak...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-12-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 585
Posted By Freakscene
Kodak films changed in 2002. Your TMX is...

Kodak films changed in 2002.

Your TMX is probably just senescent.

Marty
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-10-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 449
Posted By Freakscene
The fish in the photo labelled rainbow trout is...

The fish in the photo labelled rainbow trout is very clearly a brown trout.

Funny.

Marty
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-09-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 331
Posted By Freakscene
All the flecks in the photos and video you posted...

All the flecks in the photos and video you posted look to me look like the bits that appeared in my Leica v4 35 Summicron. They might be anodisation, paint, or dust. Once I had my lens apart and I...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-09-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 331
Posted By Freakscene
Mine did the same. Got it cleaned, did it again....

Mine did the same. Got it cleaned, did it again. I learned to stop worrying and love the bokeh. Some people can’t get over it:

“Unfortunately, my lens developed a problem. The black paint or...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-07-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 381
Posted By Freakscene
No, it will flare like crazy if there is glass in...

No, it will flare like crazy if there is glass in the way, particularly if it is uncoated. The hole is necessary. It will be easier and cheaper to try to get a new Cosina made mirror. Did the old...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-04-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 659
Posted By Freakscene
The ghost is probably from reflections off the...

The ghost is probably from reflections off the front element onto the filter and back to the optical path. Apart from Heliopan SHPMC, and to a lesser extent B+W MRC, filter coatings are much less...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-04-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 659
Posted By Freakscene
It’s reflected where you would expect, at the...

It’s reflected where you would expect, at the opposite of the optical axis. So it’s on the other side, below the centre rather than above it, and upside down.

It’s likely exacerbated by the very...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-04-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 659
Posted By Freakscene
Is it a reflection of what’s in the blown out...

Is it a reflection of what’s in the blown out area above the massage sign?

Marty
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-21-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 906
Posted By Freakscene
As Ccopola82 points out, you can control...

As Ccopola82 points out, you can control everything within limits using exposure and development. You can achieve high shadow contrast and moderate highlight contrast, and negatives like this are...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-17-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 2,126
Posted By Freakscene
Thanks, these look right. You know at least itís...

Thanks, these look right. You know at least itís not focusing past infinity. Thatís good; as I said, mine were all off.

Marty
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-16-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 2,126
Posted By Freakscene
How are you measuring infinity? On an optical...

How are you measuring infinity? On an optical bench, my 28 and 50mm Hexanons focus well beyond infinity and the 90mm a little beyond, but more than enough that with the focus against the stop photos...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-14-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 1,067
Posted By Freakscene
Which one? The Rera Pan is Ďmadeí by...

Which one? The Rera Pan is Ďmadeí by Kawauso-Shoten in Japan, and used to be 100 speed. When it was 100 speed at least some of it (which I got) was Fuji Acros. My guess is that now that itís 400...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-08-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 2,126
Posted By Freakscene
The Hexanon-Ms donít have an infinity stop and...

The Hexanon-Ms donít have an infinity stop and are designed to be able to focust past infinity. You need to focus to infinity to adjust them for focus.

Of course if your adjustment works, it works,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-04-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 477
Posted By Freakscene
I never found pyro developed (stained) negatives...

I never found pyro developed (stained) negatives easier to scan. The only thing commonly said about pyro-developed (stained) negatives that I found to be true is that you can make them dual use for...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-04-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 477
Posted By Freakscene
All the Pyrocat developers are much more flexible...

All the Pyrocat developers are much more flexible than 510pyro, which produces very low shadow contrast. If you can get pre-mixed Pyrocat-MC, give it a try.

Marty
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-03-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 477
Posted By Freakscene
I bought a cheap microwave and put it in my...

I bought a cheap microwave and put it in my darkroom. My darkroom isn't heated, so it's also useful for warming solutions when I work in winter (it gets cold but doesn't freeze here).

Pyro is...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 08-21-2018
Replies: 1
Views: 425
Posted By Freakscene
It would be helpful. Since 2012 the Mini has...

It would be helpful. Since 2012 the Mini has been hobbled by being available with only two cores, and is much slower than more powerful machines, even with basic photo editing. Not everyone wants...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 08-17-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 545
Posted By Freakscene
The fixer that comes as two bottles of liquid? ...

The fixer that comes as two bottles of liquid? Thiosulfates break down into sulfur over time and it might need filtering and checking the clearing time, but probably not after this short a time. It...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-16-2018
Replies: 1,422
Views: 344,937
Posted By Freakscene
With the e58 11821 version and Leica M7, 1/60...

With the e58 11821 version and Leica M7, 1/60 @f1, EI3200, Okavango Delta, Botswana.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/228431-1/img034ab.jpg

Marty
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 08-16-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 773
Posted By Freakscene
It is not a rumour, the photo has been published,...

It is not a rumour, the photo has been published, and is reproduced here: http://the-space-in-between.com/2004/10/28/the-art-of-losing-love-pt2-seiichi-furuya-and-christine-gossler/

Some nice...
Forum: Optics Theory - 08-08-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 2,310
Posted By Freakscene
Bloom formation depends on the presence of...

Bloom formation depends on the presence of hydrogen-terminated silicon with a specific type of porous surface. The porosity occurs in specific glass types and is largely determined by cooling...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 08-05-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 619
Posted By Freakscene
I see at 2:30 someone got invited to wear the fox...

I see at 2:30 someone got invited to wear the fox hat.

These have been really well cared for. My family photos must differ, however, because my father and grandfather and other ancestor’s carefully...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-04-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 341
Posted By Freakscene
Try half or slightly less the e.i. 400...

Try half or slightly less the e.i. 400 development time. You could try D76 1+3 and take a clip and develop that and adjust from there. There are times in the Kodak data sheet for Xtol for e.i. 100,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-03-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 1,655
Posted By Freakscene
Did you check if fb+fog and DMax are the same? ...

Did you check if fb+fog and DMax are the same? Iíd be interested to know. There should be a theoretical optimum temperature, Iím interested to know if that translates practically.

Marty
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-27-2018
Replies: 224
Views: 14,250
Posted By Freakscene
Reading this makes me certain that you have never...

Reading this makes me certain that you have never been involved with, or have any notion of what the commercial production of, for example, a long chain organic molecule with a dozen structural...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-26-2018
Replies: 224
Views: 14,250
Posted By Freakscene
If the technology was the same since photography...

If the technology was the same since photography began photographers would have had Acros or an equivalent in the 19th century. The organic dyes that make the film faster, which decrease reciprocity...
Forum: Chris Crawford 07-26-2018
Replies: 96
Views: 3,645
Posted By Freakscene
Congratulations, and I am so glad Mack could get...

Congratulations, and I am so glad Mack could get these opportunities.

Marty
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-26-2018
Replies: 224
Views: 14,250
Posted By Freakscene
It is possible that the rate at which the...

It is possible that the rate at which the residual Acros sold made them think twice. We have no idea when they really coated the last emulsion, but it was certainly a lot more than a few months ago....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-26-2018
Replies: 38
Views: 1,211
Posted By Freakscene
I measured the spectral response, I didnít rely...

I measured the spectral response, I didnít rely on the data sheet. The Aviphot 80 data sheet must be inaccurate. Strange. I have plenty of RPX, and both Aviphots, so I might do some more testing. ...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-26-2018
Replies: 38
Views: 1,211
Posted By Freakscene
The spectral sensitivity strongly suggests that...

The spectral sensitivity strongly suggests that RPX 25 is Aviphot 40, not 80, but irrespective, you can get it a lot cheaper another way.

Marty
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-26-2018
Replies: 224
Views: 14,250
Posted By Freakscene
Yes, it was, and it nearly killed the 200, but...

Yes, it was, and it nearly killed the 200, but Foma found an alternative.



I guess you’ve never manufactured a specialised, complicated product. There are almost inevitably highly specialised...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-16-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 487
Posted By Freakscene
My LCMS and GCMS tell me that my bottles of R09...

My LCMS and GCMS tell me that my bottles of R09 One Shot and Adox Rodinal are the same developer. I don’t think Compard are likely to tell you, nor, really, is there any reason why they should. If...
Forum: Travel 07-01-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 1,502
Posted By Freakscene
Absolutely, you can see all the way through, and...

Absolutely, you can see all the way through, and see the outlines of x-ray dense objects on the far side.



Most of the x-ray operators aren't very familiar with ammunition, they are trained to find...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-25-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 1,391
Posted By Freakscene
https://fomaobchod.cz Has an English language...

https://fomaobchod.cz Has an English language version. Not sure where they ship to.

Marty
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-15-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 1,436
Posted By Freakscene
No, unfortunately. The reduction and sulfur...

No, unfortunately. The reduction and sulfur precipitation in fixer can occur with age, irrespective of use and oxygen exposure. Thiosulfates are stable only in neutral or alkaline solutions, but not...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-15-2018
Replies: 41
Views: 1,628
Posted By Freakscene
It’s geoblocked Keith, and the splashpage you get...

It’s geoblocked Keith, and the splashpage you get taken to is the .au site - get a vpn, or go visit the US.

Marty
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-14-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 1,655
Posted By Freakscene
Kodak gives times for 20C (68F) to 29C (85F). ...

Kodak gives times for 20C (68F) to 29C (85F).
http://imaging.kodakalaris.com/sites/prod/files/files/products/F4001.pdf
In T-Max or T-Max RS developers, changing the temperature does very little...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-06-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 511
Posted By Freakscene
It is from the agitation. You can change the...

It is from the agitation. You can change the pattern from what manufacturers suggest, but maintaining random flow over the film is important. If agitation is gentle or rough isn't relevant, the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-06-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 429
Posted By Freakscene
There are 1374 photos in the Imperial War Museum...

There are 1374 photos in the Imperial War Museum colour transparency...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-06-2018
Replies: 898
Views: 67,102
Posted By Freakscene
The Contax 645 also has vacuum backs (but no 70mm...

The Contax 645 also has vacuum backs (but no 70mm back). My RTSIII still works. Amazing viewfinder apart from the blue LED readout which is hard to see in bright light. I tested it but never found...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-31-2018
Replies: 245
Views: 14,695
Posted By Freakscene
All my rolls have come off the cassette spool in...

All my rolls have come off the cassette spool in the camera. I gave the rest of it away and sent Ferrania a terse message.

Marty
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-30-2018
Replies: 898
Views: 67,102
Posted By Freakscene
The thin Estar used in this material is...

The thin Estar used in this material is differently difficult to the thin polyester used for Aviphot.

We will send positive thoughts. Keep any cuts clean until they heal.

Marty
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-30-2018
Replies: 898
Views: 67,102
Posted By Freakscene
I thought the same thing when I found it Cal, but...

I thought the same thing when I found it Cal, but it might not quite be up to your expectations if you haven't handled film on a 0.1mm base before. But I am sure you can figure it out.

Marty
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 05-28-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 1,732
Posted By Freakscene
The Defender paper developer is a secret weapon...

The Defender paper developer is a secret weapon for exhibition prints. Despite very high concentrations of everything, the print sits in it for what seems like a long time and hardly anything...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-28-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 599
Posted By Freakscene
Those things are terrible. I got one of...

Those things are terrible. I got one of these:

http://incrediblethings.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/baby-hjolster.jpg

and carry my camera the way I always have.

That is a joke. I reached no...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-27-2018
Replies: 48
Views: 2,431
Posted By Freakscene
A couple of things to watch out for - linear and...

A couple of things to watch out for - linear and area measures of coverage are not the same (those sources both mix them up). Magnification at 'infinity', often interpreted as 50x the focal length...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-27-2018
Replies: 151
Views: 7,763
Posted By Freakscene
I just meant it as a response to: I also never...

I just meant it as a response to:



I also never thought the Konica Hexar RF range/viewfinder was that good, certainly not as good as an M. The only small format camera I ever thought was an...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-27-2018
Replies: 48
Views: 2,431
Posted By Freakscene
Viewfinders are built with a set of competing...

Viewfinders are built with a set of competing interests inherent in the design. Magnification, coverage and eyepoint all have effects on each other within a single set of design parameters.

The...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-27-2018
Replies: 151
Views: 7,763
Posted By Freakscene
Phil the Konica is a paperweight without...

Phil the Konica is a paperweight without batteries, whereas the FM3a works at all shutter speeds mechanically without batteries. The finder is also smaller than an M, not larger. A ZI with a hybrid...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-27-2018
Replies: 898
Views: 67,102
Posted By Freakscene
It sure looks like it. Fotoimpex are trustworthy...

It sure looks like it. Fotoimpex are trustworthy and responsive. Send them an email to check. If I was even vaguely able to get set up quickly for 70mm I'd be all over this. It's an almost absurd...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-26-2018
Replies: 898
Views: 67,102
Posted By Freakscene
0.1 mm base:...

0.1 mm base: https://www.kodak.com/uploadedFiles/Corporate/Industrial_Materials_Group/ti1172.pdf
I’ve handled lots of it and it’s feasible but tricky. It is a lot easier with a machine set up for...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-26-2018
Replies: 898
Views: 67,102
Posted By Freakscene
https://www.fotoimpex.de/shopen/films/kodak-panato...

https://www.fotoimpex.de/shopen/films/kodak-panatomic-x-70mm-film-double-sided-perforated-x-215-m.html

I think my heart just stopped. I don't have anything to shoot 70mm.

Marty
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-25-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 511
Posted By Freakscene
And even better to use a colour meter and adjust...

And even better to use a colour meter and adjust for incident and subject colours, and B&W film spectral sensitivity, but only if you have time. The beautiful thing about the Nikon F5 and F6 is that...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-25-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 511
Posted By Freakscene
Dante's comments mirror my experience. Apart...

Dante's comments mirror my experience. Apart from the Nikon F5 and F6, every camera I've ever used with ttl metering has needed some compensation for filters, particularly for those darker than a...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 05-21-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 2,055
Posted By Freakscene
Yes, you should. Even a very small amount of the...

Yes, you should. Even a very small amount of the B bath is enough to catalyse autoxidation of the developing agents in the A bath. Start over.

Marty
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-05-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 1,405
Posted By Freakscene
http://www.photoethnography.com/ClassicCameras/Len...

http://www.photoethnography.com/ClassicCameras/Lens-R.html

No. Leica used to modify some ROM lenses to work on the Leicaflex SL and SL2, but I don't know if they do it anymore.

Marty
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 05-05-2018
Replies: 1
Views: 381
Posted By Freakscene
If they are fixer stains (dark grey-brown-black?)...

If they are fixer stains (dark grey-brown-black?) the stains don't do anything and are safe for further washing. If you are obsessed with getting the washer clean, sulphuric acid works, but read the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-03-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 1,927
Posted By Freakscene
I have a 2851XXX M7 0.85 which has been quite...

I have a 2851XXX M7 0.85 which has been quite troublesome, but not the shutter. It came with the non-MP viewfinder.

I have a 3000XXX M7 0.58 which required the DX reader upgrade when the older one...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-02-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 1,129
Posted By Freakscene
I noticed in the last few days that The Film...

I noticed in the last few days that The Film Bloke's store is closed for new orders indefinitely due to illness. I always got great service from him and I'm really sorry to hear he is unwell.

Marty
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 05-01-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 426
Posted By Freakscene
Why not get a COONH or 14627 for the DR...

Why not get a COONH or 14627 for the DR goggles?

There is also a case for the goggled...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-01-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 2,578
Posted By Freakscene
Absolutely, but it's the best way to check if it...

Absolutely, but it's the best way to check if it is corroded now.

Marty
Forum: Photo Software 05-01-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 902
Posted By Freakscene
Even if you have formatted it Stellar Pheonix...

Even if you have formatted it Stellar Pheonix will usually retrieve everything, it just takes longer.

Marty
Forum: Photo Software 04-27-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 902
Posted By Freakscene
In my experience, if Stellar Phoenix...

In my experience, if Stellar Phoenix
https://www.stellarinfo.com/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIjOm8soDa2gIVAXZgCh3PcQ7IEAAYASAAEgI15PD_BwE
can't retreive it, it cannot be retreived.

The SD formatter may help...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-26-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 2,578
Posted By Freakscene
Take a photo of the sky stopped down to f16 and...

Take a photo of the sky stopped down to f16 and look at the images at 100% or more. Corrosion marks look haloed and generally symmetrical. There are plenty of examples on the web if you do an image...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 04-23-2018
Replies: 5,248
Views: 786,434
Posted By Freakscene
Years ago I noticed that the native tonal output...

Years ago I noticed that the native tonal output of the MM (and similarly but somewhat less so, the Typ 246) looks a lot like APX in Rodinal or Scala in the original Agfa chemistry. I've had enough...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-23-2018
Replies: 38
Views: 822
Posted By Freakscene
Darker, not lighter. If you meter, expose the...

Darker, not lighter. If you meter, expose the film and develop to the ISO standard, pale-ish European skin (which reflects roughly 18% like an 18% grey card) comes out a middle grey - zone V,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-22-2018
Replies: 38
Views: 822
Posted By Freakscene
The ISO standard (2720:1974) for light meters,...

The ISO standard (2720:1974) for light meters, and all cameras, use 12% reflenctance as standard.

Marty
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 04-15-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 1,005
Posted By Freakscene
Cibachrome/Ilfochrome is/was beautiful. But it...

Cibachrome/Ilfochrome is/was beautiful. But it was not a pleasant medium to work with. Just thinking about it gives me cold sweats about making colour contrast masks and calculating/correcting for...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-13-2018
Replies: 41
Views: 4,101
Posted By Freakscene
One thing about having worked in a professional...

One thing about having worked in a professional B&W film lab that offered custom development is that whatever I like or don't like, I needed to learn how to get the best out of all films, and also...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-12-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 569
Posted By Freakscene
Practical advice to the original poster

As long as you have at least 120 mL of D76 stock, you can adjust time.

Your calculations are a bit out. Kodak says that for their times you need 240mL of stock per roll, and if you use 120mL of...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-12-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 569
Posted By Freakscene
Commentary, long, ignore

It is pretty confusing. You only need to look at all the arguments about whether dilution information means 1+dilution or 1:dilution ratiometrically (it is the former, not the latter, by the way) to...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-11-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 2,198
Posted By Freakscene
Fashion, as in /ˈfaʃ(ə)n/ noun noun: fashion;...

Fashion, as in
/ˈfaʃ(ə)n/
noun
noun: fashion; plural noun: fashions
2. a manner of doing something.
"the work is done in a rather casual fashion"
synonyms: manner, way, style, method, mode; More...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-10-2018
Replies: 41
Views: 4,101
Posted By Freakscene
Of course, there is about 3x as much red light as...

Of course, there is about 3x as much red light as blue at 2850k, and slightly more blue than red at 5400k, but on a log scale that isn't that big a difference. I've measured spectral sensitivity for...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-09-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 1,054
Posted By Freakscene
Thank you. The most important thing is to load...

Thank you. The most important thing is to load up, get out, and keep taking photos. Technique just needs to be adequate.

In Namibia, every tourist climbs, photographs, whatever, Dune...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-09-2018
Replies: 41
Views: 4,101
Posted By Freakscene
You are very welcome. Lovely family...

You are very welcome. Lovely family shot.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/182855-1/File1187.jpg

Marty
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-09-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 1,054
Posted By Freakscene
This was in the very last minutes of astronomical...

This was in the very last minutes of astronomical twilight. Namibia, 2009. Leica M7, f1 Noctilux. 1/125 @ f1, TMZ @ EI1000, Xtol 1+1.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/d/221687-1/img407a.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-09-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 1,054
Posted By Freakscene
http://imaging.kodakalaris.com/sites/prod/files/fi...

http://imaging.kodakalaris.com/sites/prod/files/files/products/F4001.pdf
Kodak doesn't give reciprocity characteristics beyond 1s, probably figuring that 1s @ EI 3200 is very, very dark. I found...
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