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Forum: Repair / Camera Care 1 Week Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 318
Posted By froyd
Disaster!

Took the rear lens out but that did not do get me any close to the focus screws, so I put everything back...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 318
Posted By froyd
Noted on the threadlock!

Noted on the threadlock!
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 318
Posted By froyd
Hi Phil, thanks for the offer. I'm a little over...

Hi Phil, thanks for the offer. I'm a little over an hour away in Lancaster, but my wife is in Philly once a week for work. I'm still tempted to have a crack at it myself unless I hear that it would...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 318
Posted By froyd
I'm in PA. There's a repair shop in town that has...

I'm in PA. There's a repair shop in town that has worked on my Contact before and I trust. They'll probably charge under $100 for the repair. They are an option but I was hoping somebody here would...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 318
Posted By froyd
I've had both fast and slow turn around from Don,...

I've had both fast and slow turn around from Don, and this is my only 50 so I'd hate to part with it for more than a couple of weeks. I think any local camera repair shop (granted, I'm lucky to have...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 318
Posted By froyd
Loose tab, stuck focus on CV 50 2.5

My CV 50 2.5 has developed some wobble on the focusing tab. Additionally, the focus ring only turns for a small segment of its range. I expect the two issues are related and that a loose screw...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 969
Posted By froyd
Please see the note from Kodak on post 11. The...

Please see the note from Kodak on post 11. The second to last paragraph mentioned chances to the blue adhesive.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 969
Posted By froyd
Just got a reply from Kodak Alaris to my inquiry...

Just got a reply from Kodak Alaris to my inquiry regarding this issue. Their tip to put back pressure on the loading spool to avoid the problems I was having might be the reason why two of my rolls...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 969
Posted By froyd
I haven't had the film developed yet, but I'll...

I haven't had the film developed yet, but I'll keep an eye out for spacing problems. I was able to get 12 frames on each roll, however.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 969
Posted By froyd
NEW "New Portra" 120?

I recently bought a pro pack of Portra 400 in 120 to use on vacation. When I loaded the first roll, I noticed the backing paper has been replaced with a substrate that seems to have a glossy...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-31-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 3,565
Posted By froyd
What? A little bored today? Way to stir up...

What? A little bored today? Way to stir up trouble! :P
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-28-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 556
Posted By froyd
I seem to recall Walmart had initiated a policy...

I seem to recall Walmart had initiated a policy of destroying negs and just returning scans and prints. I would be sure to double check you will get the film back if it goes through them.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-21-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 889
Posted By froyd
They should do it with an M4-P, M6 or M7. It...

They should do it with an M4-P, M6 or M7. It would make that obnoxious red logo stand out a bit less. I'd call it reverse-stealth.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-12-2019
Replies: 535
Views: 94,603
Posted By froyd
Still small enough to want to sit in mom's...

Still small enough to want to sit in mom's lap

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/6408/U6408I1557676076.SEQ.0.jpg

Contax g1, Biogon 28, Tri-x at 800
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-12-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 309
Posted By froyd
Here is something in that...

Here is something in that vein.

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/6408/U6408I1557675417.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-12-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 309
Posted By froyd
I'm a big fan of your signature style, Peter. I...

I'm a big fan of your signature style, Peter. I love the impermanence and oneiric quality of the wavy reflections.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-10-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 1,065
Posted By froyd
Another vote for the 50/2 Zeiss Planar. I'm a...

Another vote for the 50/2 Zeiss Planar.

I'm a big fan for the Zeiss Contax G lenses, so I was looking forward to similar performance from the ZM line. At least for the Planar, the magic dust that...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-10-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 662
Posted By froyd
BTW, here is a couple of shots from the...

BTW, here is a couple of shots from the...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-10-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 662
Posted By froyd
I've had both and now I have just the CV. I...

I've had both and now I have just the CV.

I really liked the rendering of the Elmar, but could not get along with the aperture dial that shifts place as you focus. Overall, I prefer the handling of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-30-2019
Replies: 85
Views: 2,318
Posted By froyd
WOW! That's an outrageous image. Count yourself...

WOW! That's an outrageous image. Count yourself lucky you did not get a beating with a broomstick! Had it been taken with an iPhone on Portrait mode, it would be a whole different thing, but as it...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-21-2019
Replies: 187
Views: 2,301
Posted By froyd
Who gives a pigment about darkroom printing? I...

Who gives a pigment about darkroom printing? I would rather dye than mess with fixer. Getting good results from wet development is not as easel as some think.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-17-2019
Replies: 187
Views: 2,301
Posted By froyd
Took my Fuji Instax to the Artic, but when we got...

Took my Fuji Instax to the Artic, but when we got there I was denied access because I did not have a Polar oID.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-17-2019
Replies: 187
Views: 2,301
Posted By froyd
RE:sin coated paper, what's the paper coated with?

RE:sin coated paper, what's the paper coated with?
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-15-2019
Replies: 187
Views: 2,301
Posted By froyd
Saw an awesome new play tonight: Pyrocat on a Hot...

Saw an awesome new play tonight: Pyrocat on a Hot Tin Plate, it starred Olympus Newton Ring.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-14-2019
Replies: 187
Views: 2,301
Posted By froyd
Discussions around healthcare can quickly become...

Discussions around healthcare can quickly become circular and polarizing. We should filter our comments. Greyscale, N.D. (not despair), I am sure you'll have a successful, if graduated recovery.

If...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-13-2019
Replies: 187
Views: 2,301
Posted By froyd
It's easel to explain what's going on. Nocti more...

It's easel to explain what's going on. Nocti more than a reciprocity failure to communicate.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 03-13-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 909
Posted By froyd
On the one hand, I'm always surprised by how high...

On the one hand, I'm always surprised by how high the M9M prices continue to be, on the other hand, it seems justified: aside from the M10 and the M-D no other Leica camera interests me as much.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-12-2019
Replies: 187
Views: 2,301
Posted By froyd
Screwmount this. I'm going to bed.

Screwmount this. I'm going to bed.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-12-2019
Replies: 187
Views: 2,301
Posted By froyd
Comment 29! We are on a Roll. Can we make it to...

Comment 29! We are on a Roll. Can we make it to 36?

Let's give it a tripod and we'll get there in a flash.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-12-2019
Replies: 187
Views: 2,301
Posted By froyd
They simply want to autofocus on the Topcon at...

They simply want to autofocus on the Topcon at hand. Canon 'blad them for that.
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 02-04-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,082
Posted By froyd
Yes, I agree about the pro printers we had an...

Yes, I agree about the pro printers we had an ancient 9000 Epson at work that kept going poster after poster with hardly any issues ever. Unfortunately the 3800 and p800 are more than I need. I...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 02-04-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,082
Posted By froyd
I don't need wireless printing (I work in a very...

I don't need wireless printing (I work in a very small space) so I won't have to deal with the connection headaches, but it seems from the comments above that several users of Canon printers have not...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 02-04-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,082
Posted By froyd
I felt a moment of glee just reading these words!

I felt a moment of glee just reading these words!
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 02-03-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,082
Posted By froyd
grrr... done with Epson. Is Canon any better?

I've given enough money to Epson with a 2200, 2400, and r3000 over the past decade. Every model brought the promise of improvements, and while the print quality did improve (especially B/W), the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-03-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 816
Posted By froyd
Peter and Rober- You might want to try using a...

Peter and Rober-

You might want to try using a VPN to pretend you are steaming from the US. I can confirm the link work s for US residents but might be geo-restricted elsewhere.
Forum: RFF Polls 01-30-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 3,030
Posted By froyd
Here we go, guaranteed to offend everyone: 1)...

Here we go, guaranteed to offend everyone:

1) too young to know better, too arrogant to know it
2) balding but still wearing skinny pants
3) can't handhold 1/8 anymore
4) too old to care
5) Depends...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-24-2019
Replies: 253
Views: 9,612
Posted By froyd
Any issues with dust falling from the...

Any issues with dust falling from the joists?

Wondering if you'd need a drop ceiling. Dust from the ceiling is a big issue in my basement, but I live in a pretty old house.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-16-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 817
Posted By froyd
I fear the lack of click strops would bother me...

I fear the lack of click strops would bother me on a meterless M, but its probably less of an issue with the M7 in AE mode.

Thanks for sharing the images, and thanks for mentioning...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 01-11-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,749
Posted By froyd
My bet is that the secret sauce is the software....

My bet is that the secret sauce is the software. Epson sure nailed it on that camera. Foveon and R-D1 have my favorite colors in digital.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-19-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 373
Posted By froyd
Lego... Leica?

From PetaPixel (https://petapixel.com/2018/12/19/leica-is-selling-m-camera-lego-sets/)

https://petapixel.com/assets/uploads/2018/12/leicalegomcamerasetfeat-800x420.jpg

Looks more like a Canon P and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-19-2018
Replies: 60
Views: 1,532
Posted By froyd
I get your point, Billie. Some of my favorite...

I get your point, Billie. Some of my favorite lenses are 2-2.8 and even 3.5. However, I shoot with 1.4 and 1.8 glass because I'm a film user and I don't like pushed film, so I'm normally at ISO 400...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-07-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 443
Posted By froyd
Yes. Use as is. Big and bulky setup. I'd...

Yes. Use as is.

Big and bulky setup. I'd recommend saving another $400 and getting the version without goggles.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 11-23-2018
Replies: 32
Views: 1,080
Posted By froyd
The focus wheel of my G1 was loose as well,...

The focus wheel of my G1 was loose as well, making it frustrating to zone focus, which is already more complicated than it should be since the lenses have no DOF scale (though you can print homemade...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-23-2018
Replies: 70
Views: 1,148
Posted By froyd
I'd blow it all on a Jupiter 8.

I'd blow it all on a Jupiter 8.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-19-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 1,388
Posted By froyd
First review on Amazon is not encouraging: Stay...

First review on Amazon is not encouraging:

Stay away from this scanner until the firmware is sorted out. It crashed and jammed constantly. Returned.

Curious to hear if the built in color algorithms...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-05-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 1,388
Posted By froyd
New Pacific Image scanner?

Just saw this automatic 35mm scanner (https://www.amazon.com/Pacific-Image-PowerFilm-Automatic-Film/dp/B07GM21V8B/ref=sr_1_48?ie=UTF8&qid=1538766286&sr=8-48&keywords=film+scanner) pop up on Amazon. A...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-25-2018
Replies: 51
Views: 1,671
Posted By froyd
Yes, of course, but the dial does not record film...

Yes, of course, but the dial does not record film lenght, date loaded, chromogenic BW vs silver, E6 or c41, etc. For the way I shoot, that's useful info, but YMMV.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-25-2018
Replies: 51
Views: 1,671
Posted By froyd
Tip number one: don't ever sell it! Tip number...

Tip number one: don't ever sell it!

Tip number two: careful with the lens release button until your fingers gets used to its position. I had the unfortunate experience of seeing my lens tumble to...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-21-2018
Replies: 42
Views: 1,219
Posted By froyd
Slightly greater minimum focusing distance w/...

Slightly greater minimum focusing distance w/ goggles; potentially lower lens price.

Had a goggled lens and did not enjoy the experience for the reasons you listed in your original post.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 09-21-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 580
Posted By froyd
Yes, wonderful body of work on your Instagram...

Yes, wonderful body of work on your Instagram feed. I'm sure the M10 is in good hands!
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 09-19-2018
Replies: 67
Views: 2,226
Posted By froyd
True, in part, but I doubt Winogrand would have...

True, in part, but I doubt Winogrand would have taken the same pictures he snapped with his 35mm Leica had he used a wooden field camera. Fortunately, he did not care what the "masters" before him...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-04-2018
Replies: 74
Views: 2,227
Posted By froyd
1) Enjoy the extra DOF. As a 50 shooter I found...

1) Enjoy the extra DOF. As a 50 shooter I found it hard to zone focus unless I was using f8 or greater and aiming for mid-long distance subjects. The 35 should make zone focusing much easier.
2) Yes...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 08-23-2018
Replies: 273
Views: 12,563
Posted By froyd
First camera to get me excited since Fuji...

First camera to get me excited since Fuji announced the x line. I don't usually care for EVFs, but I'd be interested in taking this one for a spin and see if I can finally get a digital body for my F...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 08-08-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 740
Posted By froyd
Had both and can confirm Nokton will intrude less...

Had both and can confirm Nokton will intrude less (not at all, if I recall correctly) without hood, but hood is recommended, so keep that in mind.
Forum: Chris Crawford 07-26-2018
Replies: 119
Views: 4,947
Posted By froyd
Wonderful story, thanks for sharing it. ...and...

Wonderful story, thanks for sharing it. ...and congratulations to Mack!
Forum: Zeiss Contax 07-17-2018
Replies: 53
Views: 5,393
Posted By froyd
Go for it! Like you said, the G1 is fairly...

Go for it! Like you said, the G1 is fairly affordable and will give you a very similar experience to the G2. The lenses can be re-purposed for use on mirrorless cameras so they'll still be relevant...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-16-2018
Replies: 32
Views: 2,235
Posted By froyd
With the cost of film these days $15 seems like a...

With the cost of film these days $15 seems like a good gamble, no? Probably what some film shooters spend on mustache wax or a couple cups of caffeinated barista concoctions.

Not sure if Fuji has...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-13-2018
Replies: 75
Views: 2,931
Posted By froyd
Big fan of the F4 here. I'll take mine too the...

Big fan of the F4 here. I'll take mine too the grave, but they'll need to reinforce the bottom of the coffin with steel to hold the extra weight.

Seriously, the F4 is fantastic, pure...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 07-09-2018
Replies: 52
Views: 2,241
Posted By froyd
Loved my R2A...until it got stolen. Very light...

Loved my R2A...until it got stolen. Very light weight, so easier on my neck than the other camera you asked us not to use a meter of comparison. I had the black paint version that seemed to wear...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-06-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 529
Posted By froyd
An old thread on (former) APUG blames the issue...

An old thread on (former) APUG blames the issue on too BN much agitation.

https://www.photrio.com/forum/threads/dark-lines-and-sprocket-holes.28970/

He is a quote from that thread:

"In the book...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-06-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 529
Posted By froyd
Negative developing screw-up. Please help diagnose.

Developed a 36 frame roll of Tri-X in HC100 1:63, VERY gentle agitation (1 slow inversion) every minute.

Used a Patterson-style plastic reel that never gave me problems before. Use a two-reel tank...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-31-2018
Replies: 84
Views: 5,412
Posted By froyd
Another winner. Love the balance of you and the...

Another winner. Love the balance of you and the cat. The story of being at the edges of images, disappearing, absorbing moments, capturing them as they develop around you.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-22-2018
Replies: 31
Views: 966
Posted By froyd
Sorry to be getting back to this just...

Sorry to be getting back to this just now.

Thanks for the copious advice. I have Giotto Rocket Blaster on order.

Good tip on increasing the humidity in my studio or at least misting the air before...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-17-2018
Replies: 31
Views: 966
Posted By froyd
Compressed air alternative for dust control in BW scans

Recently abandoned the luxury of C41 BW for the fun of Tri-X, Hp5, Fp4 and the like. I use a hybrid workflow where I scan and inkjet print my images. I knew that by going to silver emulsions, I would...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-16-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 1,260
Posted By froyd
I'm sorry to hear about the theft. Hope this...

I'm sorry to hear about the theft. Hope this story has a happy ending.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-10-2018
Replies: 601
Views: 51,420
Posted By froyd
Great photo and great story. Beautiful rendering...

Great photo and great story. Beautiful rendering on the print/scan as well.

Man, I miss Glasgow. Lived there for 4 years at the end of the 90s and have very fond memories of the place and the...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 05-09-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 861
Posted By froyd
Dick- your shots looks like a painting. I could...

Dick- your shots looks like a painting. I could look at it for hours.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 05-08-2018
Replies: 2
Views: 451
Posted By froyd
Thanks, guys. The colors are courtesy of Portra...

Thanks, guys.

The colors are courtesy of Portra 400 in Vuescan and LR.

I was happy to walk by the nicely lit scene, and relieve the shot turned out to my satisfaction.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-02-2018
Replies: 3,036
Views: 735,247
Posted By froyd
Fantastic image.

Fantastic image.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 05-01-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 1,424
Posted By froyd
Thanks, Ko.Fe. HK is a fascinating place. even...

Thanks, Ko.Fe. HK is a fascinating place. even when restricted to shooting within a 12 block radius from the hotel!

Here are a few more, same camera, lens, film...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 04-28-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 733
Posted By froyd
I think that in the US the article requires a...

I think that in the US the article requires a subscription to to NYT.

The pictures are indeed nice, and I plan to venture to NY to see the exhibit, but I agree with Retinax that the presentation of...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 04-26-2018
Replies: 32
Views: 1,681
Posted By froyd
Sad Rolleiflex parody

https://www.dpreview.com/news/9122234525/rollei-returns-with-the-new-rolleiflex-instant-kamera-tlr

https://4.img-dpreview.com/files/p/TS600x450~sample_galleries/7656932662/0659844889.jpg

How...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 04-23-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 1,424
Posted By froyd
More color pics. All with the Skopar...

More color pics. All with the Skopar 50.


https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/6408/U6408I1524421960.SEQ.1.jpg


A Portra retake of an image I took a couple of years earlier on...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 04-22-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 1,424
Posted By froyd
Went back last year. Same camera, but loaded with...

Went back last year. Same camera, but loaded with Portra 400 this time. Only, 2h to shoot in between meetings so I mostly revisited old themes without much of a chance for radically new material,...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-19-2018
Replies: 1,510
Views: 195,039
Posted By froyd
Hair of the...

Hair of the dog?

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/6408/U6408I1524192709.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-08-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 1,308
Posted By froyd
As other have mentioned, forget Gimp for photo...

As other have mentioned, forget Gimp for photo organizing. The built in Photos is your best bet on Mac.

Do you use lots of keywords? If not, a you could just read up on a ideas for folder structure...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 04-01-2018
Replies: 137
Views: 4,735
Posted By froyd
The correct coding is automatically applied when...

The correct coding is automatically applied when you mount the external VF. Whereas shooting using the entire frame of the regular viewfinder could result in vignetting, purple fringing, and lusting...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-28-2018
Replies: 200
Views: 25,144
Posted By froyd
My son looking away, my father looking at his...

My son looking away, my father looking at his son.

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/6408/U6408I1522297627.SEQ.0.jpg

Portra 400
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 03-28-2018
Replies: 75
Views: 5,768
Posted By froyd
Sorry to hear about the tough times affecting...

Sorry to hear about the tough times affecting your family. I hope recovery is prompt and full.

I have always appreciated the helpful links to the website you and Frances maintain, so keep on posting...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 03-27-2018
Replies: 101
Views: 7,259
Posted By froyd
Stunning rendering (and great images Mike!). I...

Stunning rendering (and great images Mike!). I always thought that if I wanted a digital for color work it would be down to Epson and Sigma.
Forum: Digital Compacts 03-27-2018
Replies: 0
Views: 559
Posted By froyd
Fujifilm Recalls Power Adapter Wall Plugs Sold with Digital Cameras Due to Shock Haza

The cameras involved are the lower-end P/S Fujis from the past couple of years, but some of you might have some as family vacation cameras, so I wanted to pass along the recall.

On a separate note,...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 03-18-2018
Replies: 1
Views: 536
Posted By froyd
Gone. .

Gone. .
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 03-14-2018
Replies: 1
Views: 536
Posted By froyd
Dekt.OLD--free to a good home

I've unearthed a couple of envelopes of Dektol from my darkroom stash. I've gone to the "light" side with printing so I no longer need it.

The pouches (a 19 and a 9 oz) are sealed, and the powder...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 03-13-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 723
Posted By froyd
Not much more to know than the advice above....

Not much more to know than the advice above. Simple, effective, and very quick in operation. Depending on the strength of the sun, you'll see 3-4 stops difference between sunny and shadow areas....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-12-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 642
Posted By froyd
Looks like maybe manufacturers are overly...

Looks like maybe manufacturers are overly cautious with their expiration dates to be on the safe side.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-12-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 642
Posted By froyd
Kodak claims 2 months lifespan for the diluted...

Kodak claims 2 months lifespan for the diluted working solution. Are you saying the powder last you a year or that the working solution can last that long?

Certainly powder has a loooong shelf life.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-12-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 642
Posted By froyd
I assume you mean Kodafix? I was looking into...

I assume you mean Kodafix?

I was looking into that, according to this data sheet (http://imaging.kodakalaris.com/sites/prod/files/files/product-categories/e103cf.pdf) the storage life is...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-12-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 642
Posted By froyd
I'm actually quite fond of the little buggers and...

I'm actually quite fond of the little buggers and never had a problem in literally decades. However, I do clean them regularly with overnight baths and never pour straight from bottle to dev tank (I...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-12-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 642
Posted By froyd
Fixer with good storage properties

Looking for a fixer with good storage properties for occasional use.

Likely application would be processing 2 rolls in one month, followed by 2 months of no use (storage in compressible dark...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-12-2018
Replies: 0
Views: 342
Posted By froyd
HC110 Exp date

I just bought a bottle of HC110 with an expiration date of 2019. I know this developer has legendary longevity, so I was wondering if the 2019 date indicates that the bottle I bought is very old. Or...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 03-06-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 569
Posted By froyd
Impressive! The exposure does not seem too far...

Impressive! The exposure does not seem too far off, how did you rate the film?
Forum: Chris Crawford 03-01-2018
Replies: 2,548
Views: 368,618
Posted By froyd
Sounds like a great store. Hope they'll remain in...

Sounds like a great store. Hope they'll remain in business for many years to come. Did you pick a specific time for the photo or were you just passing by?
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-27-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 365
Posted By froyd
Haha, thanks for ruining it for me! ;) I had not...

Haha, thanks for ruining it for me! ;) I had not noticed it before, but then again I use the 35 Nokton as my main lens so I guess I have a high threshold!
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-27-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 365
Posted By froyd
Pixel 2 sample photos

I just received a Pixel 2 as a company phone and although I have never used phones for photography (dislike the handling) I was curious to see if the images from this phone were as good as the...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 02-20-2018
Replies: 401
Views: 155,029
Posted By froyd
Spectacular contributions. Really lovely range of...

Spectacular contributions. Really lovely range of subjects and styles.

Their combined effect are causing what I always though was impossible: making me think 6x7 is not the biggest film format...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 02-14-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 1,116
Posted By froyd
Great photo. I like your reworked image better....

Great photo. I like your reworked image better. What worked for me in the first image is further reinforced in the second: I like the division of the scene in three zones -dark tones in the...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-12-2018
Replies: 304
Views: 12,098
Posted By froyd
Your Leica Ms and the SWC had a baby: - Mamiya 6...

Your Leica Ms and the SWC had a baby:

- Mamiya 6 w/50mm

or if you sell the M8

- Mamiya 7 and 43mm
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-12-2018
Replies: 3,025
Views: 480,546
Posted By froyd
Beautiful light! Your image is wonderfully...

Beautiful light! Your image is wonderfully evocative. The place does not look familiar, but I've been in that light, and I'm transported there in a glance.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-08-2018
Replies: 18
M6
Views: 1,480
Posted By froyd
Do you have the interest and time of...

Do you have the interest and time of developing/printing your own film or even developing/scanning? That could be a route that may lead to higher quality results.

Not sure what's lacking in the...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-06-2018
Replies: 32
Views: 1,629
Posted By froyd
Do you use more BW film than color? If so, some...

Do you use more BW film than color? If so, some older Leica glass will give you high resolution with better shadow detail. Usually, that will come at the expense of contrast and less flare...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 02-03-2018
Replies: 382
Views: 175,524
Posted By froyd
Finally got around to do some scanning... here's...

Finally got around to do some scanning... here's the color (skopar)

Good with blues...
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/6408/U6408I1517687572.SEQ.0.jpg


Good with reds......
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 01-31-2018
Replies: 55
Views: 4,211
Posted By froyd
Well, even though I had over a decade's practice...

Well, even though I had over a decade's practice in the darkroom, I have to admit none of my FB (and definitely none of my RC) prints look as good as my best inkjet work. The variety of inkjet papers...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-26-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 1,232
Posted By froyd
I take occasional notes. Not every frame gets...

I take occasional notes. Not every frame gets recorded because that approach would not work well with the type of fast-flowing subject matter I shoot.

What I do note is peculiar situations where I...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-07-2018
Replies: 200
Views: 25,144
Posted By froyd
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/galler...

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/6408/U6408I1515355985.SEQ.0.jpg

Sony RX100
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-07-2018
Replies: 345
Views: 44,883
Posted By froyd
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/galler...

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/6408/U6408I1515355986.SEQ.1.jpg

Sony RX100
Forum: Sony RX Series 01-07-2018
Replies: 355
Views: 85,089
Posted By froyd
Expose to the left?...

Expose to the left? Whatever.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4683/25691628548_c13dee98fc_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/F9hj5U)1711_S_005.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/F9hj5U) by kafe-pic...
Forum: Chris Crawford 01-05-2018
Replies: 2,548
Views: 368,618
Posted By froyd
Nice choice of light. Makes the cold more...

Nice choice of light. Makes the cold more physical. What are the stripes of light on the roof of the house? Are they Christmas decorations covered by snow?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-05-2018
Replies: 48
Views: 3,055
Posted By froyd
12 times??? Must have been one heck of a trip!

12 times??? Must have been one heck of a trip!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-03-2018
Replies: 48
Views: 3,055
Posted By froyd
I found that there's a lot of variability between...

I found that there's a lot of variability between the x-ray machines at various airports.

With years of experience traveling to major airports and putting 400 ISO film through multiple (up to 4 per...
Forum: Sony RX Series 12-28-2017
Replies: 355
Views: 85,089
Posted By froyd
More fun with the flash... the RX100 is my only...

More fun with the flash... the RX100 is my only digi camera and since I suck at using flash, I love the freedom that the little Sony affords to experiment with settings and view the results...
Forum: Sony RX Series 12-28-2017
Replies: 355
Views: 85,089
Posted By froyd
I tend to shoot it at the default 28mm focal...

I tend to shoot it at the default 28mm focal lenght setting, and the distortion of the lens is quite noticeable, but it never bothers me too much even though LR could apply the correction for me if...
Forum: Sony RX Series 12-28-2017
Replies: 355
Views: 85,089
Posted By froyd
Here is some fun with the on-camera...

Here is some fun with the on-camera flash.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4587/38634633524_703377afae_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/21S1Ax7)1712_S_043.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/21S1Ax7) by kafe-pic...
Forum: RFF Polls 12-19-2017
Replies: 140
Views: 12,410
Posted By froyd
Not enough: -Dimage Xt (gone) -Fuji F30 (gone...

Not enough:
-Dimage Xt (gone)
-Fuji F30 (gone but not forgotten)
-Sony RX100 (the current queen bee)

Every year I think I'm closer to trying digital on a larger format, but I barely have time to...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 12-05-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 2,881
Posted By froyd
Michael, Would you be able to post (maybe using...

Michael, Would you be able to post (maybe using an outside site for max resolution) scans of the same negative from the two machines. I think many would be interested in the direct comparison.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 12-01-2017
Replies: 382
Views: 175,524
Posted By froyd
Ya, Erik, I know :) Just remarking on the fact...

Ya, Erik, I know :)

Just remarking on the fact that this thread has a high number of BW photos.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-01-2017
Replies: 48
Views: 2,884
Posted By froyd
If the M9 and 240 had come out at the same time...

If the M9 and 240 had come out at the same time and cost the same, I would choose the M9 for the form factor. The 240 always felt bloated. I imagine I'm not the only in this camp.

This is to say,...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-30-2017
Replies: 48
Views: 2,884
Posted By froyd
I think I would pay $1500 to $1800 for an M9 with...

I think I would pay $1500 to $1800 for an M9 with old sensor and figure that I'll be out another $1000 when teh sensor has issues. Considering that M240 are little above the $3300 mark, I cannot...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 11-29-2017
Replies: 382
Views: 175,524
Posted By froyd
Somebody better start putting the COLOR in the...

Somebody better start putting the COLOR in the Color-Skopar thread :P

It's not gonna be me, unfortunately, since I rarely go out with a 50, but I love the little Skopar (chrome) for it's optical...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-21-2017
Replies: 1
Views: 775
Posted By froyd
That's quite a backlog of emails they must have...

That's quite a backlog of emails they must have :p !
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-07-2017
Replies: 133
Views: 5,609
Posted By froyd
I really clicked with my first RF, and R2a. I...

I really clicked with my first RF, and R2a. I like it right out of the gate as a welcome departure from my beloved F4s, which was too heavy and "too much camera" for everyday use.

I figure, if I...
Forum: Photo Software 11-06-2017
Replies: 69
Views: 5,694
Posted By froyd
You scared me for a moment there! It's hidden...

You scared me for a moment there! It's hidden away in a dark, dusty corner of their site (https://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop-lightroom-classic.html?promoid=7JJ16JBL&mv=other), but the old $9.99...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-06-2017
Replies: 41
Views: 1,455
Posted By froyd
Yep. What he said. ..and, until your eye is...

Yep.

What he said.

..and, until your eye is used to the light you typically shoot in, take a couple of readins before you set out: one for bright areas and one for shadows, or one for subjects...
Forum: Photo Software 11-03-2017
Replies: 69
Views: 5,694
Posted By froyd
I echo Franz'z feelings: $3 a month would be...

I echo Franz'z feelings: $3 a month would be closer to what I spend currently for LR: $80 purchase price, with a 2-3 year upgrade cycle.

However, for me, it goes beyod economics. Even at $1 a...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 10-30-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 1,366
Posted By froyd
You can see the "fit" on the Magnum page. Looks...

You can see the "fit" on the Magnum page. Looks like 1cm borders for rectangular prints along the longer side, so close to a postcard size, more than stamp :)
Forum: Photo Software 10-25-2017
Replies: 105
Views: 8,315
Posted By froyd
Excellent!

Excellent!
Forum: Photo Software 10-22-2017
Replies: 84
Views: 5,667
Posted By froyd
True, and not far from my plan, really. However...

True, and not far from my plan, really. However at some point legacy software forces you into leagacy OS and in turn into legacy hardware. The system is rigged :)
Forum: Photo Software 10-20-2017
Replies: 84
Views: 5,667
Posted By froyd
But isn't it true that with the subscriptions...

But isn't it true that with the subscriptions system, paying the lump sum of $120 still only gets you one year of use? I went from LR4 to 6 only recently. I used it for slightly over 3 years, that's...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 10-19-2017
Replies: 33
Views: 7,048
Posted By froyd
That's beacuse the siding boards are bowed and...

That's beacuse the siding boards are bowed and the lens is making them look straight!

Jokes aside, I love this little lens, but I can't deny that in straight-on shots horizontal lines bow at the...
Forum: Photo Software 10-18-2017
Replies: 84
Views: 5,667
Posted By froyd
As far as I know, there's no software that can...

As far as I know, there's no software that can currently take LR sidecar info and apply the edits to the base image in a way that ccurately replicates the LR endering.

So, does the exit plan involve...
Forum: Photo Software 10-18-2017
Replies: 84
Views: 5,667
Posted By froyd
Too bad, but the writing has been on the wall for...

Too bad, but the writing has been on the wall for wa while.

I like LR. I don't like the subscription plan.

I figure I have a couple of years before I have to make a decision (I'm on 6 and I...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-17-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 1,981
Posted By froyd
Hi Michael, I understand that you want to stay in...

Hi Michael, I understand that you want to stay in the Leica family, but have you considered the Nokton? Great ergonomics, super compat, 1.4, 0.7 MFD and good compromise between highcontrast/modern...
Forum: RFF News 10-11-2017
Replies: 160
Views: 11,346
Posted By froyd
Well, YouAreHere, I hear Epson is coming out wit...

Well, YouAreHere, I hear Epson is coming out wit a digiLarger to go with this camera, however the plans have been leaked and it's quite easy to build a home-made version by gluing a desk lamp on top...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-20-2017
Replies: 23
Views: 1,597
Posted By froyd
For travel, I think the price/value of the 35...

For travel, I think the price/value of the 35 Nokton is hard to beat.

The Summaron recommended above is a fantastic lens, but in the $900-1000 territory. And while superior to the Nokton, it's nice...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-20-2017
Replies: 37
Views: 1,619
Posted By froyd
I'd love an M-D, but I do think that having a...

I'd love an M-D, but I do think that having a screen would be a major boost to my questionable flash technique.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 09-20-2017
Replies: 247
Views: 19,647
Posted By froyd
I'm with you. That's one thinng I cannot stand...

I'm with you. That's one thinng I cannot stand about my Sony compact: 20mb files. Ten or 12 mb would be more appropriate for my need, so I reduce the file size, but that forces me to use jpg (not...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-15-2017
Replies: 465
Views: 95,831
Posted By froyd
Maybe just my monitor. I could not see a zone 0....

Maybe just my monitor. I could not see a zone 0. Not that's mandatory either. I just like an "achoring black".
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-15-2017
Replies: 465
Views: 95,831
Posted By froyd
Personally, I prefer the second shot, though I...

Personally, I prefer the second shot, though I don't know if it's the Summaron. It curtainly looks sharper and has more shadow detail, but that could be the printing/scanning. I think that both...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 09-14-2017
Replies: 53
Views: 5,393
Posted By froyd
Robert, lots of old threads on RFF on G1 vs G2,...

Robert, lots of old threads on RFF on G1 vs G2, if you care to dig. The G2 has the better specs, but I use the G1 all the time because of the lighter weight. Never had an issue with focusing even the...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 09-13-2017
Replies: 53
Views: 5,393
Posted By froyd
Yes, a must read. The other must read I've come...

Yes, a must read. The other must read I've come across is: http://www.photowithmonkey.com/drupal/node/83

However, I fess up that I never prined the stickers. While the thought of DOF scale initially...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-09-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1,959
Posted By froyd
Smile Isn't one Rolleiflex enough to start? Enjoy the...

Isn't one Rolleiflex enough to start? Enjoy the one from your father, which will have greater emotional value, replace the screen if you wish to have a brighter one (not always easier to focus); and...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-02-2017
Replies: 31
Views: 1,639
Posted By froyd
Nikon F4 and F6. Sexy beasts.

Nikon F4 and F6. Sexy beasts.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-28-2017
Replies: 20
Views: 2,256
Posted By froyd
Had a 7000i but it was stolen well before the...

Had a 7000i but it was stolen well before the river had the chance to get sticky. Moved to Nikon after that, but the one model that already had a huge appeal for me was the Maxxum 9000. I loved that...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-19-2017
Replies: 112
Views: 6,352
Posted By froyd
She might find the same shortage of both glasses...

She might find the same shortage of both glasses and welder's masks that we have in my area. Some people are selling paper frame eclipse glasses for $50 a pair!

As a photographer, and a good...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-19-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 740
Posted By froyd
Sorry, no images to share, just an opinion. I...

Sorry, no images to share, just an opinion. I have a chrome body with two black lenses and two silver. If a silver version of a lense is easily available without too much of a premium, I'll go for...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-18-2017
Replies: 112
Views: 6,352
Posted By froyd
70% cloud cover predicted for where I'll be... I...

70% cloud cover predicted for where I'll be... I guess I'll just be looking at clouds changing to various shades of brightness unless the forecast changes. On a positve note, overcast skies will make...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-16-2017
Replies: 112
Views: 6,352
Posted By froyd
Why not set the lens to infinity?

Why not set the lens to infinity?
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-14-2017
Replies: 387
Views: 17,365
Posted By froyd
Fantastic shoot.

Fantastic shoot.
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 08-04-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 454
Posted By froyd
Nicely done! Congratulations! Looking forward to...

Nicely done! Congratulations! Looking forward to the next edition.
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 08-03-2017
Replies: 60
Views: 3,124
Posted By froyd
Looks like the voting portal is still accepting...

Looks like the voting portal is still accepting votes.

Kent mentioned having lots of stuff going on these days.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-03-2017
Replies: 43
Views: 3,456
Posted By froyd
I thake that to mean, that when you see a used M9...

I thake that to mean, that when you see a used M9 advertised as having had the sensor replaced, you should not assume it should be one of the newer corrosion-resistant designs unless the replacement...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-01-2017
Replies: 43
Views: 3,456
Posted By froyd
Thanks, very helpful and interesting.

Thanks, very helpful and interesting.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-31-2017
Replies: 43
Views: 3,456
Posted By froyd
M9, M9-P new sensors

How can one tell if an M9 has had the sensore repalced to the newr "corrosion-proof" version? I see ads on Ebay for M9 that say, vaguely, that "the sensor has been replaced". Well, replaced with...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-31-2017
Replies: 100
Views: 6,136
Posted By froyd
Peter, I'm not one for landscapes myself, but I...

Peter, I'm not one for landscapes myself, but I would strongly recommend others follow your advice to see the larger version of this image. I'm glad I did!
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 07-20-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 859
Posted By froyd
Thanks for organizing, Kent! It's certainly a...

Thanks for organizing, Kent!

It's certainly a lot easier to scroll through the entries this year... last time it was overwhelming!

I wonder if participation was lower because in teh US the event...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 07-16-2017
Replies: 60
Views: 3,124
Posted By froyd
Thanks so much for extending the deadline to...

Thanks so much for extending the deadline to Sunday! I just squeaked in under the wire!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-07-2017
Replies: 386
Views: 35,616
Posted By froyd
Ugh, clickless f-stops.

Ugh, clickless f-stops.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-04-2017
Replies: 386
Views: 35,616
Posted By froyd
I'll be in SZ next week for work and hope to stop...

I'll be in SZ next week for work and hope to stop at 7artisans. Curious to see their office, and possibly get one of their M...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 07-01-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 2,136
Posted By froyd
Tim, do you have may negatives to go through? A...

Tim, do you have may negatives to go through? A flatbed and the wolverine should be relatively quick in use, but a used dedicated 35mm scanner might give you better quality within your budget, which...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 06-29-2017
Replies: 60
Views: 3,124
Posted By froyd
In some areas, two weeks are barely enough to get...

In some areas, two weeks are barely enough to get film back from the lab, let alone near a major US holiday. Some users are not even done after the postman stops by if they have to scan and process....
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 06-28-2017
Replies: 60
Views: 3,092
Posted By froyd
Dan, the link to Insomnia does not lead to the...

Dan, the link to Insomnia does not lead to the book. It seems like that title is no longer public.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-27-2017
Replies: 386
Views: 35,616
Posted By froyd
That's a tasty lens and with the extra mayo...

That's a tasty lens and with the extra mayo applied judiciously on the front element you can achieve a cool soft-focus effect.
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 06-26-2017
Replies: 60
Views: 3,092
Posted By froyd
Eagerly awaiting sample pics... you might just...

Eagerly awaiting sample pics... you might just have given new focus to my GAS
Forum: Fuji X Series 06-12-2017
Replies: 40
Views: 2,598
Posted By froyd
Very interesting read... I was not aware of the...

Very interesting read... I was not aware of the 2/3 stop difference with Sony and Nikon. I now wonder how much variance there's from one comany to the other.

If the difference is constan, it'll be...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-11-2017
Replies: 258
Views: 67,765
Posted By froyd
Jockos, wonderful images. Where does the fairy...

Jockos, wonderful images. Where does the fairy dust in the first two images come from? Holes in the shutter?
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-07-2017
Replies: 125
Views: 4,604
Posted By froyd
haha! ..........

haha! ..........
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-07-2017
Replies: 125
Views: 4,604
Posted By froyd
Most 50s for Leica mount are great. Choose based...

Most 50s for Leica mount are great. Choose based on handling, required lens died, and min focusing distance. I was as happy with the IQ of my $20 Industar as I was with the Planar. But at the end of...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-02-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 1,148
Posted By froyd
Looks like buy, try, resell might be the route I...

Looks like buy, try, resell might be the route I have to go, but it was worth a try.

Thanks again for the offer Huss!
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-01-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 1,148
Posted By froyd
Thanks, Huss. Unfortunately I'm in central PA,...

Thanks, Huss.

Unfortunately I'm in central PA, but I appreciate the offer!
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-01-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 1,148
Posted By froyd
CV 21 f4 <--> 25 f4 Skopars, wanna try?

Love my little CV21. Tiny, sharp, great ergonomics, etc.

However, I'm curious about the 25 FOV as a replacement for both the 21 and the 28 focal lenght.

I'm wondering if any CV Skopar 25mm users...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-28-2017
Replies: 183
Views: 20,279
Posted By froyd
great image Ko.Fe!

great image Ko.Fe!
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-27-2017
Replies: 23
Views: 918
Posted By froyd
F for foto (photo)?

F for foto (photo)?
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 05-25-2017
Replies: 59
Views: 6,981
Posted By froyd
I love the concept of this camera, but it's way...

I love the concept of this camera, but it's way too expensive for me. My daughter currently enjoys her Instax camera, but is always worried about "wasting pictures", so the ability to review before...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 05-25-2017
Replies: 20
Views: 1,136
Posted By froyd
Another vote for the 50 Skopar 2.5 which has...

Another vote for the 50 Skopar 2.5 which has excellent ergonomics, very similar to a Summicron and a Summaron.

When it comes to M-lenses and bodies, ergonomics are what matter the most to me, so I...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 05-22-2017
Replies: 49
Views: 8,401
Posted By froyd
Maybe in the EU, but in the US these relics go...

Maybe in the EU, but in the US these relics go for $900 or more regularly. They have held their price remarkably well over the last several years and after the initial sharp decline that affects most...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-18-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 3,243
Posted By froyd
So, of the $50 SE version does not cut it, is the...

So, of the $50 SE version does not cut it, is the $120 SE PLUS version adequate, or is the praise in the comments above limited to the $300 Ai version?
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-17-2017
Replies: 128
Views: 4,614
Posted By froyd
Akiva, I don't think your position is...

Akiva, I don't think your position is preposterous, as mentioned above.

As you say, "to each their own", and for me, the addition of a few meterless cameras to my bag, has had a positive impact on...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-06-2017
Replies: 601
Views: 51,420
Posted By froyd
Humorous and beautiful at the same time.

Humorous and beautiful at the same time.
Forum: Digital Compacts 04-25-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 1,428
Posted By froyd
Nice images! These advanced comnpacts are really...

Nice images! These advanced comnpacts are really quite something in terms of being cameras that can always be withyou.

The colro shots look very saturated, is this an intentioanl post processing...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 04-25-2017
Replies: 29
Views: 1,720
Posted By froyd
Nice images! Trying to plan a trip to Iceleand...

Nice images! Trying to plan a trip to Iceleand this summer so these are inspiring.

Once again I'm flored by the quality of EPSON color. It's truly one of a kind. If we are destined to never see an...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-23-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 2,130
Posted By froyd
The other iffy thing about the Planar is the...

The other iffy thing about the Planar is the ergonomics. The focus nub and 1/3rd f-stops are not for everyone. They certainly weren't for me and I gave it a good six months to get used to them. FWIW,...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 04-21-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 1,839
Posted By froyd
Great interview, thanks for sharing! I really...

Great interview, thanks for sharing!

I really liked his explanation of how your personal taste and way of seeing changes over time and you might select/discard different images from the same photo...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 04-10-2017
Replies: 170
Views: 84,672
Posted By froyd
On Kodak...

On Kodak Gold.

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/6408/U6408I1491877548.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 04-08-2017
Replies: 382
Views: 175,524
Posted By froyd
I confess that I really want the Ultron 1.5, but...

I confess that I really want the Ultron 1.5, but for now I love the results and superb handling of this little brass...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-06-2017
Replies: 46
Views: 4,093
Posted By froyd
Too bad the ebay link in the OP got replaced by...

Too bad the ebay link in the OP got replaced by Viglink. That picture was priceless. Let me try to re-link it.

http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/28kAAOSwdU1W8-H0/s-l500.jpg
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-06-2017
Replies: 46
Views: 4,093
Posted By froyd
Interesting point. I would guess that taping up...

Interesting point. I would guess that taping up the logo is an affectation peculiar to photographers as opposed to scientific/technical Leica equipment users.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-04-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 2,676
Posted By froyd
Just to make sure, is the reported over/under...

Just to make sure, is the reported over/under exposure something you see on the negatives (as opposed to scans or lab prints)?
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 03-03-2017
Replies: 247
Views: 19,647
Posted By froyd
Another one: Nikon D800, launched in 2012 for...

Another one:

Nikon D800, launched in 2012 for $3000, sells used around $1000, -67%
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 03-03-2017
Replies: 247
Views: 19,647
Posted By froyd
I don't really follow other digital brand, but I...

I don't really follow other digital brand, but I wonder if cameras of the same vintage from Nikon, Canon, fuji, etc depreicate at the same rate. My gut guess would be that Leicas would generally...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 03-02-2017
Replies: 247
Views: 19,647
Posted By froyd
On the other hand, I find it pretty remarkable...

On the other hand, I find it pretty remarkable that the M9 still sells at just the $3000 mark. I would have thought $2300 woulbe be tracking closer to the M8 depreciation curve. Testament to the...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-14-2017
Replies: 132
Views: 9,992
Posted By froyd
I have a horse. Is that the same as the pre-worn...

I have a horse. Is that the same as the pre-worn Lenny Kravitz version of the unicorn?
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-13-2017
Replies: 70
Views: 4,378
Posted By froyd
Yes Benlees, there's an app for...

Yes Benlees, there's an app for that.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/shutter-speed/id560154244?mt=8

and

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.plug.photo.shutter_speed&hl=en

Requires...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-11-2017
Replies: 79
Views: 3,350
Posted By froyd
Processing for me cost the same whether the roll...

Processing for me cost the same whether the roll is 24 or 36 frames long. Despite this, I still prefer to use 24 frames mostly for the reasons many have given above.

As a matter of fact I had the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-08-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 2,218
Posted By froyd
Classy looking machine. Congrats.

Classy looking machine. Congrats.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-06-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 640
Posted By froyd
Are the following equivalent? Color negative...

Are the following equivalent?


Color negative w/yellow filter, scanned as color and converted to BW

=

Color negative w/yellow filter, scanned as BW

=
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 02-05-2017
Replies: 104
Views: 10,170
Posted By froyd
One more vote for the Leica strap. One of the few...

One more vote for the Leica strap. One of the few cheap leica items. Stays put on your shoulder and the strap wraps easly around the wrist. I like to fine-tune the lenght of my straps, so the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-05-2017
Replies: 194
Views: 20,171
Posted By froyd
Battle of the titans... would love to see the...

Battle of the titans... would love to see the reverse
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 02-05-2017
Replies: 54
Views: 4,673
Posted By froyd
"Bill Cunningham New York" is another good...

"Bill Cunningham New York" is another good one.
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 02-04-2017
Replies: 54
Views: 4,673
Posted By froyd
Great list; thanks for sharing!

Great list; thanks for sharing!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-03-2017
Replies: 194
Views: 20,171
Posted By froyd
Is there an IGNORE button for threads? I've long...

Is there an IGNORE button for threads? I've long resisted the call of the 500, getting MF kicks elsewhere, but I don't think this thread will do much for my perseverance.
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