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Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Days Ago
Replies: 9,248
Views: 923,432
Posted By eli griggs
B&W 67mm 090 filter and two each 75mm Wratten gel...

B&W 67mm 090 filter and two each 75mm Wratten gel ND filters, 0.10 and 0.30, in good as new condition.

Next on the list, a bay 60 or bay 70 or 67 -76mm B&W, Helios, Hassaelblad, or Tiffen or Hoya,...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 5 Days Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 433
Posted By eli griggs
LEDs that give off 65K light, with no lingering...

LEDs that give off 65K light, with no lingering after light, as with Shop and Spiral florescent bulbs.

These are dimmable and you could, do as some LED studio cake-pan light makers do, and actually...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 5 Days Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 704
Posted By eli griggs
A meterless Autocord from Minolta, cir...

A meterless Autocord from Minolta, cir 1958.

It's a 1:3.5 lens, up to F22, and a 1/400th top speed, but it's one of the nicest lens/shutters you can have on a proper TLR, has a great viewfinder...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 6 Days Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 8,499
Posted By eli griggs
You might as well ask this question of field view...

You might as well ask this question of field view cameras, such as the Speed Graphics, Deardorffs, Gandolfi, etc., as they are also folders, and when it comes to lens to film, film planes, scale does...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,182
Posted By eli griggs
25 or 29 red?

25 or 29 red?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 466
Posted By eli griggs
Update: I bought a Nikon FG as a user for the...

Update:

I bought a Nikon FG as a user for the Hasselblad lenses, for now, however I am still trying to locate an affordable late model F or F2s(b) so I have my mechanical shutter, without the use of...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 47
Views: 1,844
Posted By eli griggs
Unless you buy a folder, like the Super Ikonta's,...

Unless you buy a folder, like the Super Ikonta's, the Minolta Autocord is every bit as good as the Rollei cameras, and far less fussy, ie, you need to adjust the Rollei for thinner or thicker films,...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 466
Posted By eli griggs
Yes, buying a Nikon looks like the only way to...

Yes, buying a Nikon looks like the only way to go, but because I've had such a very long and happy relationship with the FD mount SLRs, it's a real pain to know I can no use the bodies I have and use...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 466
Posted By eli griggs
Is there a good Hasselblad lens to Canon FD adapter made, for less than several hundr

I want to be able to carry a quality 35mm SLR with my medium format kit, so I can take advantage of the 6x6's lenses, when shooting out of car on-location, however, while I find there are plenty made...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 144
Views: 40,639
Posted By eli griggs
Stunningly Beautiful. Is a small print of this...

Stunningly Beautiful.

Is a small print of this available?

Eli
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 02-23-2020
Replies: 85
Views: 2,756
Posted By eli griggs
I watched a youtube video recently that showed...

I watched a youtube video recently that showed what looks to be Instax film, placed on shot at a throw, into a medium format (6x7cm) camera, which was exposed as if it was a cut film or paper...
Forum: RFF Polls 02-23-2020
Replies: 94
Views: 3,494
Posted By eli griggs
"Man, people are gobbling up anamorphic lenses on...

"Man, people are gobbling up anamorphic lenses on MFT and even smartphones just for the signature flare. To suggest that all professionals subscribe to this limited, generic thinking is...
Forum: RFF Polls 02-23-2020
Replies: 94
Views: 3,494
Posted By eli griggs
[QUOTE=Yokosuka_Mike;2943837]The hood - It seems...

[QUOTE=Yokosuka_Mike;2943837]The hood - It seems to be as much a personal preference as it is a matter of being beneficial (or not) toward the creation of images. Also the belief that a hood makes a...
Forum: RFF Polls 02-23-2020
Replies: 94
Views: 3,494
Posted By eli griggs
I generally always use a hood, filter and lens...

I generally always use a hood, filter and lens cap, when a lens is on a camera, in my bag.

This includes my 500cm, Canon F1's, Fed 3B, and any other cameras capable of taking these.

Hoods, filters...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-15-2020
Replies: 13
Views: 675
Posted By eli griggs
Were you shooting at box speed?

Were you shooting at box speed?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-15-2020
Replies: 13
Views: 675
Posted By eli griggs
120 Verichrome pan experinces/developer

I have most of a cold stored brick of 20 rolls of Verichrome Pan and I am wondering on how well it process in D-76 @ 1:1, vs, Parrodinal, and HC-110?

I would like to know favorite lighting...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-20-2020
Replies: 9,248
Views: 923,432
Posted By eli griggs
A five pound bag of sodium thiosulfate, for...

A five pound bag of sodium thiosulfate, for mixing simple fixer, or in case the neighbor takes the decision for cyanide.

You can never be too prepared when you're the photographer who points his...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-20-2020
Replies: 60
Views: 2,410
Posted By eli griggs
Way back when I had a M3, it had come with a DR...

Way back when I had a M3, it had come with a DR and goggles, and I never once felt the resulting images could be 'made better' by another 50.

Some cameras and lenses, are more like lovers, and just...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 01-18-2020
Replies: 22
Views: 1,279
Posted By eli griggs
The first camera I ever bought, at about 14-15,...

The first camera I ever bought, at about 14-15, with saved pay at the original Belk's store here in Charlotte, NC, 1973, there about.

I carried it everywhere and spent my off and lunch/diner time...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-19-2019
Replies: 90
Views: 4,848
Posted By eli griggs
Have the prints and negatives you will no keep...

Have the prints and negatives you will no keep recycled for silver content, there is little reason no to keep these out of a land fill, where the heavy metal will eventually kill useful organisms, or...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-29-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 739
Posted By eli griggs
You're right!

That's true, so yes, rangefinders and TLRs do get put on after, finding the sweet spot.

:)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-23-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 739
Posted By eli griggs
I always used my polarize on camera, if an slr,...

I always used my polarize on camera, if an slr, because "What you see is what you get" and I feel, the Hasselblad on or off a tripod or mono pod, is quicker moving, in street or peopled...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 08-06-2016
Replies: 577
Views: 86,376
Posted By eli griggs
I have, in the past, occasionally used polapan...

I have, in the past, occasionally used polapan land film and type 55 for art photography, but it occurred to me that I may not be figuring in materials cost into my pricing correctly. I don't have...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 02-20-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 1,625
Posted By eli griggs
Thanks, I'd hate not to be able to use these. I...

Thanks, I'd hate not to be able to use these.
I have a dozen or so, all with their cans and, it's so much nicer to be able to ID film for a barnack among whatever other camera fodder I might be...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 02-19-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 1,625
Posted By eli griggs
Leica ltm film cassettes in a Tower III camera?

I just ordered a Tower type III, from KEH.com and I'm wanting to know if the Leica cassettes I used with my IIIC will function with it?
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-14-2015
Replies: 30
Views: 33,456
Posted By eli griggs
I built a similar device that used a photo sensor...

I built a similar device that used a photo sensor and free Audacity software, available at sourceforge.net. Audacity is an audible program but the photo sensor plug the sponsor is selling, which is...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-27-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 1,861
Posted By eli griggs
I just sold my IIIC but I'm holding on to the...

I just sold my IIIC but I'm holding on to the dozen or so I have on hand for when I go Leica again.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-25-2012
Replies: 72
Views: 10,571
Posted By eli griggs
Considering it was the Japanese that brought...

Considering it was the Japanese that brought about the martial circumstances that led to the need for the bombs in the Pacfic the first place, a donation to the aggressors and authors of Rape and...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-28-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 924
Posted By eli griggs
Golden artist acrylic paint, carbon black, flat...

Golden artist acrylic paint, carbon black, flat if you can find it, and a small brush, should do the trick nicely. Just be sure to clean the metal with some alcohol, air dry and when the paint is...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 06-27-2011
Replies: 30
Views: 16,694
Posted By eli griggs
When I think classic camera bag, it's a well...

When I think classic camera bag, it's a well divided Lowepro magnum bag, with room enough for a pair of F1s with motordrives and lots of big Canon 'L' glass, a couple of meters, film, clamps,...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-09-2011
Replies: 36
Views: 4,217
Posted By eli griggs
Thank you Mark, this is what I am looking for. I...

Thank you Mark, this is what I am looking for.

I may have a large brass hinge in my "Possibles" box and I agree that might be a better approach.

Folks, it's not that I have trouble trimming leaders...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-07-2011
Replies: 36
Views: 4,217
Posted By eli griggs
Film trimmer templet needed

Can someone with a Leica film trimmer scan it opened up and send me a copy of the file? I want to try my hand at making my own out of some nice brass sheet and piano hinge and this would help speed...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-07-2011
Replies: 50
Views: 4,641
Posted By eli griggs
I trim my films and I use a small cone-shaped...

I trim my films and I use a small cone-shaped spring under the centerpost of a regular film canister to keep the film in place. It doesn't interfere with operations though I have forgotten at times...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 06-06-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 739
Posted By eli griggs
Thank you both very much! I wasn't quite sure...

Thank you both very much!

I wasn't quite sure about any price advantage the black lens held over the chrome, or vice versa, but some folks are funny over such things.

I guess I should pay more...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 06-06-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 739
Posted By eli griggs
Thanks for the feedback ferider. I edited my...

Thanks for the feedback ferider. I edited my original post to note the correct viewfinder, which is marked 28mm, with no mention of 35mm. It is a 'full sized' instrument, not a mini.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 06-06-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 739
Posted By eli griggs
price check please

I never thought I'd need to do this but I need help putting a dollar value to my Chrome, Color Skopar 28mm 3.5 ltm and the chrome metal 28 round viewfinder that I use with it.

I may need to part...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-17-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 1,364
Posted By eli griggs
I'm a Canon user from way back but I absolutely...

I'm a Canon user from way back but I absolutely loved my Nikon FTn and that meter was a huge part of the reason why.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-31-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 1,562
Posted By eli griggs
Nice pair, that's one lucky Rollei...

Nice pair, that's one lucky Rollei...
Forum: Off Topic 05-20-2010
Replies: 54
Views: 4,374
Posted By eli griggs
I'll use 'PM sent' most times because I've had...

I'll use 'PM sent' most times because I've had messages not show up, end of story. If the person it's addressed to works up a high dudgeon, too bad, they're free ignore a potential sell as they...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-14-2010
Replies: 70
Views: 9,351
Posted By eli griggs
This is a big part of the reason I'm selling my...

This is a big part of the reason I'm selling my sx-70, I want film that's usable, not an overpriced fad complete with funky chemistry and disappearing images. If I want vanishing 'art' I'll try ice...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 05-13-2010
Replies: 96
Views: 33,623
Posted By eli griggs
My experience with Leitz enlargers is limited to...

My experience with Leitz enlargers is limited to the Valoy II but it's a great little enlarger. Leitz made a bronze spacer for the condenser to address the Newton Ring problem so check to see if...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-09-2010
Replies: 350
Views: 33,752
Posted By eli griggs
A 1 spotmeter is at the top of my list at the...

A 1 spotmeter is at the top of my list at the moment. I do think upgrades in gear are always desirable if it leads to quality shooting. The trouble for me is, shooting several formats while in the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-12-2010
Replies: 70
Views: 2,422
Posted By eli griggs
I've been using an older BlackBerry Curve for a...

I've been using an older BlackBerry Curve for a few weeks now and I like it well enough to want a newer model with WiFi as well as GPS through Google Maps. The iPhone looks fun but other than the...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 04-01-2010
Replies: 43
Views: 4,748
Posted By eli griggs
[QUOTE]Sure, but it lacks soul.../QUOTE] If...

[QUOTE]Sure, but it lacks soul.../QUOTE]

If we're talking about Type-55, I agree, however all the rest just lack programing;)

Eli




Eli
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 04-01-2010
Replies: 43
Views: 4,748
Posted By eli griggs
I'm glad to see new films being brought out, but...

I'm glad to see new films being brought out, but until someone fills the Type-55 niche with a quality product that's also affordable, it's hard to view the I.P. polaroid as little more than a toy for...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 03-30-2010
Replies: 28
Poll: Bulk rolling
Views: 3,407
Posted By eli griggs
Arjay, if you don't mind the shipping cost, go to...

Arjay, if you don't mind the shipping cost, go to Freestyle and order up some Arista Premium 400 (http://www.freestylephoto.biz/192410-Arista-Premium-BandW-400-ISO-35mm-x-100-ft.-roll?cat_id=402) in...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 03-29-2010
Replies: 38
Views: 4,109
Posted By eli griggs
Here is a link...

Here is a link (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qzdjc13OfFM) to a youtube video on making a stirrer/mixer. Mine is a bit more robust and can mix gallon sized jars with little trouble.

There are...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 03-29-2010
Replies: 38
Views: 4,109
Posted By eli griggs
Roger, making a labor saving tool like this...

Roger, making a labor saving tool like this little mixer, is well worth the small effort when mixing chemistries, especially if you mix most of them from scratch like I do, where being sure each...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-27-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 1,181
Posted By eli griggs
Until you find what you want, an 'O' ring or...

Until you find what you want, an 'O' ring or small rubber washer with a touch of rubber cement or shellac could serve. I've used 'O' rings on a couple of cameras and they work well.

Eli
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-27-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 1,181
Posted By eli griggs
DAG has these;...

DAG has these; http://www.dagcamera.com/leica_m.htm
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 03-25-2010
Replies: 38
Views: 4,109
Posted By eli griggs
This is not so much a trick but an aid to mixing...

This is not so much a trick but an aid to mixing chemistry.

I took a used 12v cpu fan and wired it together with an old cell phone charger to make a magnetic mixer for chemistry.

I used two...
Forum: Off Topic 03-25-2010
Replies: 590
Views: 15,635
Posted By eli griggs
Sorry not to have responded sooner but when I...

Sorry not to have responded sooner but when I tried to return to the thread when it originally posted, I could not find it.

Roger, when a democratic republics representatives do not vote the will of...
Forum: Off Topic 03-23-2010
Replies: 590
Views: 15,635
Posted By eli griggs
Perhaps he meant Congratulations to 'the minority...

Perhaps he meant Congratulations to 'the minority of Americans whom wanted this mess, even at the cost of the democratic process' Or, perhaps it's, 'Congratulations to the many Democrats whom...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 03-19-2010
Replies: 1
Views: 1,437
Posted By eli griggs
lens hood for Sun Sola 9cm?

I received my Sun Sola 9cm, an alloy version, this last week and I'm wondering what others here are using for lens hoods?

Because the front element is set-back aways, it looks like the barrel is at...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-19-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 1,221
Posted By eli griggs
Unless you want really want or need to sell this...

Unless you want really want or need to sell this or you are certain you'll never use it or have no one you'd want to pass it onto someday, keep it, use it and enjoy its near perfect form and...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-17-2010
Replies: 302
Views: 46,131
Posted By eli griggs
It looks good to me as it is, don't change a...

It looks good to me as it is, don't change a thing.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-16-2010
Replies: 302
Views: 46,131
Posted By eli griggs
Great shot; I think I should take a cameras and a...

Great shot; I think I should take a cameras and a friend and go walk some right-of-ways myself ;)

Eli
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-15-2010
Replies: 64
Views: 5,340
Posted By eli griggs
The truth of the matter is, back when Al Gore...

The truth of the matter is, back when Al Gore first created the Internet, he envisioned it as both a perpetual source of BS Energy, powering Alien refueling stations located by the U.N. beneath the...
Forum: Yashica RF 03-15-2010
Replies: 28
Views: 3,782
Posted By eli griggs
I am using four button batteries taped together,...

I am using four button batteries taped together, LR44 IIRC and it works just fine this way.

Eli

I forgot to add, there's a small wad of aluminum foil in the top of the compartment.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 03-05-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 710
Posted By eli griggs
It's always nice when a seller rates their stuff...

It's always nice when a seller rates their stuff conservatively and you come away from a deal happy with your buy and feeling like it was a bargain.

Post pics when you've had a chance to wring it...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 03-04-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 1,186
Posted By eli griggs
Some fogged paper can also be used for Lith...

Some fogged paper can also be used for Lith printing, something you can read up on at APUG and unblinkingeye.com for starters.

Eli
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 03-02-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 2,688
Posted By eli griggs
I've used full frame matt-board carriers for more...

I've used full frame matt-board carriers for more years than I care to count, both in professional studio darkrooms where I was first introduced to them and my own. The only time I've had...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 03-02-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 2,688
Posted By eli griggs
Why not simply make a mat-board carrier, they...

Why not simply make a mat-board carrier, they work just as well as the metal ones for the film sizes you mentioned?

Eli
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-01-2010
Replies: 128
Views: 8,765
Posted By eli griggs
I'm still shaking out my keepers but in LTM I...

I'm still shaking out my keepers but in LTM I have:

CV 28 f3.5
Jupiter 35mm
Jupiter 50mm f1.5
Jupiter 50mm f2.
Fed 50mm collapsable
Industar 26
Industar 61
Industar 61 L/D
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 12-18-2009
Replies: 52
Views: 9,613
Posted By eli griggs
Actually, I just made a trip into the darkroom...

Actually, I just made a trip into the darkroom and compared the two cameras, the 532/16 vs. Iskra and I am in error when I state the Zeiss is "...considerably smaller than the Iskra..." ; it is the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-17-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 1,312
Posted By eli griggs
HC110 dil. H might help, otherwise, Diafine. ...

HC110 dil. H might help, otherwise, Diafine. Also consider a Selenium step to add density.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 12-17-2009
Replies: 52
Views: 9,613
Posted By eli griggs
I have an unmodified Iskra I like and a Zeiss...

I have an unmodified Iskra I like and a Zeiss Super Ikonta, (B), a great rangefinder, both are 6x6, with the Zeiss being considerably smaller than the Iskra * but both are quite nice to work...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-12-2009
Replies: 3,347
Views: 579,322
Posted By eli griggs
Very nice peterm1, what were you using for this...

Very nice peterm1, what were you using for this one?

Eli
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-30-2009
Replies: 125
Views: 11,470
Posted By eli griggs
Any working Canon F1.

Any working Canon F1.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-23-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 1,276
Posted By eli griggs
Openoffice.org is a great free office suite and...

Openoffice.org is a great free office suite and includes a very good slide-show package that will allow you to save/use presentations with Microsoft Office software, etc.

Eli
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 11-19-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 1,658
Posted By eli griggs
Andy Warhol Polaroid show/ "Jock Shots"

Here is a link (http://www.danzigerprojects.com/current/) to several of Andy Warhol portraits on Polaroid, which are part of a show in N.Y City until the 12th of December.

Eli
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-23-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 6,115
Posted By eli griggs
Great shots, thanks for sharing. I'm interested...

Great shots, thanks for sharing. I'm interested in C&R firearms, equipment, etc from this period and the history that they represent. I'll share this link with others whom I'm sure will enjoy your...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 09-08-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 1,026
Posted By eli griggs
Your monitor is most likely just fine, it is...

Your monitor is most likely just fine, it is after all, your shot to print however you like and your priorities in printing, or if I understand rightly, scanning, will be the final word in how this...
Forum: RFF News 09-06-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 2,693
Posted By eli griggs
This looks to me to be a good marketing...

This looks to me to be a good marketing opportunity for digi camera makers. It will be interesting to see which company will allow for the option for user loaded software and focus more on...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 09-06-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 1,026
Posted By eli griggs
I think it misses, mostly because of the mound of...

I think it misses, mostly because of the mound of earth? partially obscuring the doorway. The doorway itself, as well as the stonework, is interesting and I think if you had a better view of it, say...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-01-2009
Replies: 0
Views: 1,202
Posted By eli griggs
Copyright info. link

Here is a link which speaks to a few of the FAQ of copyrighted material.

http://www.artlawteam.com/2009/08/articles/copyright-2/copyright-myths-debunked/

Eli
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-30-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 1,432
Posted By eli griggs
I'll suggest a Petri Color 35. Small and easy to...

I'll suggest a Petri Color 35. Small and easy to handle and capable, IMO.

OR, how about a half-frame? More shots per roll, more chances to 'experment'.

Eli
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 08-30-2009
Replies: 51
Views: 14,945
Posted By eli griggs
Vince, I have yet to try any of the Fuji films...

Vince, I have yet to try any of the Fuji films though I have been reading good things about them and some of the shots shown have been impressive. I guess I'll order some in the next few months as I...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 08-29-2009
Replies: 51
Views: 14,945
Posted By eli griggs
I still have several Polaroid cameras, though I...

I still have several Polaroid cameras, though I finally sold my perfect 110B after years of hoping in vain to have it converted to pack film, having shot my last roll of film in '89. My favorite...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-26-2009
Replies: 50
Views: 3,767
Posted By eli griggs
Look at and try to make photographs like those by...

Look at and try to make photographs like those by Weston or some other photographer or artist who's work inspires me.

Often times painters will make copies of master works, a time proven method that...
Forum: RFF Polls 08-25-2009
Replies: 111
Views: 11,243
Posted By eli griggs
Tony, also try using distilled water for the...

Tony, also try using distilled water for the Photoflo.

Eli
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-19-2009
Replies: 70
Views: 5,229
Posted By eli griggs
I just found my film on the carport, 10 36 frame...

I just found my film on the carport, 10 36 frame 160VC and a roll of Ektar 100. I shoved it into the freezer until I can finish up a roll in my F1N, hopefully in a few days and make a few outings to...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 08-16-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 1,632
Posted By eli griggs
An LED "Aperture Priority Auto Mode" and properly...

An LED "Aperture Priority Auto Mode" and properly set shutter speed indicator light with manual exposure mode and battery consumptoin warning?

Eli
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 08-16-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 1,632
Posted By eli griggs
Selector switch formating. Eli

Selector switch formating.

Eli
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-11-2009
Replies: 21
Views: 2,638
Posted By eli griggs
Hasselblad 500c or cm. Someone just bought one,...

Hasselblad 500c or cm. Someone just bought one, a 500cm, with lens, back, finder, etc, for five hundred so it can be had, you'll just have to look around a bit but it is worth the bother.
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 08-11-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 1,645
Posted By eli griggs
Sounds good to me Michael. I suppose we need to...

Sounds good to me Michael. I suppose we need to look around and make a short list of course to select from.

Eli
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-10-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 1,379
Posted By eli griggs
How well do these work?

How well do these work?
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 08-06-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 7,706
Posted By eli griggs
I prefer Kodak glass and have found them on eBay...

I prefer Kodak glass and have found them on eBay in good condition but I have several Weston and Beseler instruments. If you buy a metal type, consider investing in a good colour chemistry model;...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 08-05-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 666
Posted By eli griggs
Yes, and thank you both; both answers are...

Yes, and thank you both; both answers are helpful. I'd like to find out which markings correlate with the most common b&w filters we use. I like the Soviet glass but not knowing exactly what I'm...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-04-2009
Replies: 136
Views: 8,703
Posted By eli griggs
I prefer b&w but I use to shoot a far amount of...

I prefer b&w but I use to shoot a far amount of colour when I did E-6 and Cibachrome. It was wonderful stuff and though I will be doing some colour negative work, someone just gave me several boxes...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 08-03-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 666
Posted By eli griggs
Soviet filter markings?

I am looking for a rundown on the various Soviet filter designations and how the compare to 'standard' Western filters, especially those used with black and white materials, or Wratten numbers. Are...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 08-03-2009
Replies: 67
Views: 5,332
Posted By eli griggs
It's a toss-up between my F1N and Leica IIIc, I...

It's a toss-up between my F1N and Leica IIIc, I really like the feel of these cameras in hand and use, for different reasons. Now-a-days, I carry the Leica more often because of the weight and feel...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-02-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 2,398
Posted By eli griggs
I like Rodinal with Tmax 100 and use D76, ABC...

I like Rodinal with Tmax 100 and use D76, ABC Pyro and HC-110 with everything else. Most of the time the HC-110 is used with Tri-X at Dilution H and I'm very happy with it as my main developer,...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 08-01-2009
Replies: 37
Views: 5,789
Posted By eli griggs
Can we get a sticky thread posed titled something...

Can we get a sticky thread posed titled something like "FSU production dates" so we can put useful info like this in one spot?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-31-2009
Replies: 70
Views: 5,229
Posted By eli griggs
My thanks as well Bill, I just checked my email...

My thanks as well Bill, I just checked my email and I'll be getting 10 rolls of film in the next two weeks.

Cheers
Forum: Large Format Film RF 07-30-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 1,731
Posted By eli griggs
Steve, it's a shame about the 8x10 drying up,...

Steve, it's a shame about the 8x10 drying up, great stuff that.

I've always keep my instant print stuff in the fridge, the freezer is indeed bad news for the packet chemistry. This is late...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-30-2009
Replies: 21
Views: 1,438
Posted By eli griggs
I prefer to do my cropping in camera rather than...

I prefer to do my cropping in camera rather than the darkroom. While this is not always possible, I feel it makes for better composed images if I use the film format of the camera I am using rather...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 07-29-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 1,731
Posted By eli griggs
Congratulations on the Linholf, it's a super nice...

Congratulations on the Linholf, it's a super nice camera and from the pics of your lady, you know how to use it.

I once put a IV on layaway but was unable to to pay it out as I was laid off shortly...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-21-2009
Replies: 70
Views: 5,229
Posted By eli griggs
Sent my request as well. Kodak has been good to...

Sent my request as well.

Kodak has been good to me in the free film department, I hope they will send out some more free b&w soon.

Now if we can get Ilford and Rollei or Efke to do likewise.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 07-20-2009
Replies: 37
Views: 2,481
Posted By eli griggs
My picks this...

My picks this week...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/photopost/data/500/kitty_m6elm90tx400rod7_09.jpg
Ahmed

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/photopost/data/500/leah_shower_35mm_01.jpg
Frank...
Forum: RFF Polls 07-20-2009
Replies: 111
Views: 11,243
Posted By eli griggs
Everything B&W I shoot, I develop; to do...

Everything B&W I shoot, I develop; to do otherwise really undermines the whole process/experience, IMO.

This includes making my own contacts and prints, though I guess I'll eventually try scanning...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-20-2009
Replies: 1
Views: 751
Posted By eli griggs
advice and diagrams of 1937 Super Ikonta B shutter needed

I need to put back into place two of the aperture blades on a Ikonta Compur Rapid shutter, model 532/16 which jumped their holes when the shutter was flood cleaned, at least I am hoping they jumped...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 07-19-2009
Replies: 122
Views: 11,657
Posted By eli griggs
Any Nikon SLR other than the F and F2 - build...

Any Nikon SLR other than the F and F2 - build quality was just not as good as it should have been, especially when compared to Canon pre-'T' series SLRs.

Hasselblad metered prism - too much money...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-19-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 1,108
Posted By eli griggs
I have used the heavy plastic Ragu jars for...

I have used the heavy plastic Ragu jars for storing mixed chemistry with good results, always keeping a layer of Saran Wrap between the solution and metal lid. The food grade plastic is much heaver...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 07-15-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 1,448
Posted By eli griggs
Congratulations on the new camera, you're going...

Congratulations on the new camera, you're going to love the build quality of the Super Ikonta. You might try finding some b&w filters and a slip-on hood while you're waiting for it to arrive.

Eli
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-15-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 2,561
Posted By eli griggs
Seele makes a good point in general. My...

Seele makes a good point in general.

My non-Leitz, bellows endowed enlargers do need careful attention in the set-up and adjustments from time to time, however, the (undamaged) Leitz enlarger...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 07-13-2009
Replies: 52
Views: 3,631
Posted By eli griggs
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/photopost/data/500...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/photopost/data/500/L1030387.jpg

Martini

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/photopost/data/500/L1030282.jpg

Martini again. By-the-way, just how did you get that rock...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-13-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 2,561
Posted By eli griggs
Buy used for almost everything and learn to bulk...

Buy used for almost everything and learn to bulk load film.

I usually recommend a Durst m600 as an inexpensive first enlarger, it can do 6x6 cm as well as smaller formats and sets-up and packs away...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-11-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 723
Posted By eli griggs
If the clients are going to be at the shoot,...

If the clients are going to be at the shoot, black, if no, silver.

Your clients might expect a "professional" look to your gear and traditional, black cameras are the icon of a pro. Think of the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-10-2009
Replies: 44
Views: 2,638
Posted By eli griggs
A second Leica IIIc or similar, any clean leica...

A second Leica IIIc or similar, any clean leica screw-mount lens, especially a 35, 50 or 90, series VI filters for b&w and a 40.5 K2.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-05-2009
Replies: 24
Views: 2,938
Posted By eli griggs
A wonderful find, congratulations to your friend....

A wonderful find, congratulations to your friend. Thank you for sharing and let us know how well she shoots.

Eli
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 07-03-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 1,377
Posted By eli griggs
My picks were fast 20, 35, 70, lengths I like in...

My picks were fast 20, 35, 70, lengths I like in 35, though I'd like to have seen a 58 or 60mm.
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 07-03-2009
Replies: 35
Views: 2,827
Posted By eli griggs
Sounds like fun.

Sounds like fun.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-03-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 1,169
Posted By eli griggs
Thanks for the feedback and info guys, I have...

Thanks for the feedback and info guys, I have some Plus-X in the freezer that I rate at 64 so that is most likely the film I'll use. That or some Tri-X or Arista Edu. with a medium yellow...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-01-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 1,169
Posted By eli griggs
who's using the Argus Seventy-Five?

I picked up a minty Argus Seventy-Five this weekend as a sort of side thought when buying another camera, the 532/16 I posted about earlier, and I really didn't give it much of a look until a few...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 07-01-2009
Replies: 39
Views: 13,470
Posted By eli griggs
There are several printable guides to estimating...

There are several printable guides to estimating exposure on-line and if you can find an old Kodak pocket guide (was it called "Professional Pocket Guide"?) it had a small slide calculator for...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 06-29-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 2,178
Posted By eli griggs
Fallsphoto, I've added a couple of close-ups at...

Fallsphoto, I've added a couple of close-ups at http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/sets/72157620658257790/

I don't have a digital camera but for the one on my imac so please excuse the...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 06-29-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 2,178
Posted By eli griggs
Thanks for clearing up the Naptha/white gas thing...

Thanks for clearing up the Naptha/white gas thing for me. Ironically, I had a couple of gallons of Coleman fuel in the shed when I went looking for lighter fluid a couple of years back, here in N.C....
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 06-28-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 2,178
Posted By eli griggs
ZeissFan, thanks for sharing your leather...

ZeissFan, thanks for sharing your leather treatment SOP and the link as well. I like how those 'bumps' disappeared when treated.

Andrew, what I call white gas is indeed camp stove fuel, though I...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 06-28-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 2,178
Posted By eli griggs
Thanks for the dates Andrew, that's good news to...

Thanks for the dates Andrew, that's good news to me as I wanted an early camera. Some of the stuff I've seen suggest the more complicated shutters that came latter on might be a bit more complicated...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 06-27-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 2,178
Posted By eli griggs
Well, other than 'B', it seems I've got it...

Well, other than 'B', it seems I've got it running well, IF I place a small spacer behind the pusher piece which trips the silver shutter release on the lens. The shutter button works well enough...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 06-27-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 2,178
Posted By eli griggs
Andrew, thanks for the pdf, it came through just...

Andrew, thanks for the pdf, it came through just fine.

The manual told me how to fix the problem with the film counter, it works just fine now but it seems that the issue underlying everything is...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 06-27-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 2,178
Posted By eli griggs
Thanks for the tip, I'll correct the header to...

Thanks for the tip, I'll correct the header to read, 532/16, if it lets me. I'll send you my email address by pm so you can send the pdf directly to me if it's not a bother.

I like the feel of the...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 06-27-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 2,178
Posted By eli griggs
Zeiss Ikon 532/16 film counter repair?

I've just brought home a near perfect Super Ikonta that frankly, looks like it left the factory last year and had some light use.

The shutter seems right on and it looks like the gentleman that...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-24-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 4,485
Posted By eli griggs
Instead of not numbering or limiting an edition,...

Instead of not numbering or limiting an edition, I suggest you simply print smaller, dated 'Open Editions' and signify that by adding an "O.E." after the print number, ie, 3/12 O.E., date, title and...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-08-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 626
Posted By eli griggs
Jupiter 12 lens overhaul?

I have a LTM J12 that has oil on the aperture blades and on the inner glass surfaces and need recommendations on repair persons in the U.S. or a tutorial on how to do this myself.

Cheers
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 05-19-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 4,499
Posted By eli griggs
Thanks for the replies. Joe, the Nikonos III is...

Thanks for the replies.

Joe, the Nikonos III is the camera from that line I had always envisioned getting but as this camera looks and functions well, I think I've filled that niche in my kit...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 05-19-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 4,499
Posted By eli griggs
First Nikonos - IV-A, a question or two

This afternoon I found what seems to be a near perfect Nikonos with great glass, the 35mm F2.5, at a Value Village for about $27 and I could not be happier.

The camera came with an old bag, spare...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 02-05-2009
Replies: 38
Views: 3,222
Posted By eli griggs
I also have and use Weston V meters restored and...

I also have and use Weston V meters restored and calibrated by Quality Light Metric and they are great.

Cheers
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-03-2009
Replies: 28
Views: 10,117
Posted By eli griggs
Hasselblad all the way. You can grow the system...

Hasselblad all the way. You can grow the system as you like/need and the glass is wonderful. A rapid-wind crank makes for smooth, fast film advancement and the viewfinder choices are very good. ...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-30-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 1,152
Posted By eli griggs
Literiter, I would find it impossible to take...

Literiter, I would find it impossible to take seriously the word of any wildlife biologist that would spout such nonsense. Hunters have and continue to fulfill many critical and beneficial roles in...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-29-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 1,152
Posted By eli griggs
If you don't like Blaze Orange, take up bow...

If you don't like Blaze Orange, take up bow hunting, it's not required, at least in NC.

I'm actually rather fond of this colour, besides the sheer intensity that demands the eye, whenever I see...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-22-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 1,781
Posted By eli griggs
If the seller is offering other Iskras, ask for...

If the seller is offering other Iskras, ask for an exchange and hope the replacement is in better shape.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-20-2009
Replies: 18
Views: 5,846
Posted By eli griggs
"What are the (purported) advantages over...

"What are the (purported) advantages over Rodinal"

!) It will always be available.

2) It is cheap.

3) It does exactly the same thing as Rodinal and just as well, IMO and others.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-19-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 6,673
Posted By eli griggs
You can run your own small water lines by using...

You can run your own small water lines by using the plastic plumbing tubing sold by the foot at Home Depot or Lowes, the use of a slightly larger drain line of the same material and some of the many...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-14-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 735
Posted By eli griggs
Move it away from any heat source and try using...

Move it away from any heat source and try using an old ice chest, permanently marked, "never to be used for food stuffs!", for storing chemicals in. If nothing else, it should make daily swings in...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-14-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 1,178
Posted By eli griggs
Solid shots from a great lens and camera pairing....

Solid shots from a great lens and camera pairing. A FTB QL was the first Canon I owned and I shot one of these lenses on it for about a year before I bothered to buy a second Canon lens.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 01-11-2009
Replies: 25
Views: 2,573
Posted By eli griggs
Wonderful body of work, of the sort that made me...

Wonderful body of work, of the sort that made me fall in love with photography in the first place. Please, share more as you can and often.

Eli
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-08-2009
Replies: 34
Views: 9,898
Posted By eli griggs
QLM revived both my Weston Vs at the same time, a...

QLM revived both my Weston Vs at the same time, a while back, and I'm still very pleased with the function of both meters. Turn around time was also quite fast and whenever the subject comes up, I'm...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 12-31-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 1,757
Posted By eli griggs
"I already have a Gitzo for Medium format/4x5 but...

"I already have a Gitzo for Medium format/4x5 but it is too heavy for a Leica."

Unless you just want a lighter tripod or your current Gitzo is too heavy to carry for this shoot, I suggest you use...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-29-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 829
Posted By eli griggs
"Confusing." You're right Payasam and I'll edit...

"Confusing."

You're right Payasam and I'll edit out that part.

I forgot as well that the seller of this camera informed me that Youxin Ye had installed new curtains when it was CLAed and as I...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-28-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 829
Posted By eli griggs
Stephen, could you elaborate on that a bit? Eli

Stephen, could you elaborate on that a bit?

Eli
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-28-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 829
Posted By eli griggs
Question Vertical banding on IIIc negatives so....

let's trouble shoot and run down common Barnack light leak sources.

I know from other threads this is a light leak but I'm not sure what is the most likely source. The leak is about in the middle...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 12-28-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 1,964
Posted By eli griggs
Cool camera, perhaps an updated inkjet version...

Cool camera, perhaps an updated inkjet version isn't too far fetched after all.

Cheers
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 12-27-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 1,964
Posted By eli griggs
Al, I'd be interested in your conversion as I...

Al, I'd be interested in your conversion as I still have a bit of Polaroid and will try the fuji at some point. I love this stuff and the cameras with adjustable setting that shoot it. Shoot me a...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 12-27-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 1,964
Posted By eli griggs
Perhaps the next step should be for an all in one...

Perhaps the next step should be for an all in one Polaroid digital land camera with a built in printer taking common 4x6 ink jet papers as an option for instant material as well as digital media...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 12-27-2008
Replies: 22
Views: 1,416
Posted By eli griggs
I'll add that you don't even need running water...

I'll add that you don't even need running water to develop, just some jugs of H2O, distilled for chemicals and tap for washing with the Ilford method and a bucket to dump the waste into. That way...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 12-26-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 2,256
Posted By eli griggs
Congratulations Stefan, I hope this the beginning...

Congratulations Stefan, I hope this the beginning of a long and happy series of works that allow you practice what you love best about photography for many years to come.

Eli
Forum: Optics Theory - 12-25-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 1,935
Posted By eli griggs
"the Romans where just copiers" The Romans did...

"the Romans where just copiers"

The Romans did far more than just copy, they greatly improved upon basic Greek designs and ideas, incorporated those works with the works and materials of others and...
Forum: Optics Theory - 12-24-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 1,935
Posted By eli griggs
It can be said that the Greeks had great ideas,...

It can be said that the Greeks had great ideas, let's call them the R&D guys, but it was the Romans that brought those ideas, together with the ideas of others, to fruition and set the stage for the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-23-2008
Replies: 114
Views: 7,093
Posted By eli griggs
Thumbs up I have also had a very good year...

especially with darkroom kit and particularly a new friend that was more than generous helping me fit it out, Thank You Cliff :), but if I had to pick a single acquisition, it might just be the 10...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 12-22-2008
Replies: 83
Views: 10,038
Posted By eli griggs
For those that might enjoy making their own...

For those that might enjoy making their own moleskinne notebooks, try the hedgehogsforever group on Yahoo. Lots of info on making these, including hacks.

I am still have four of the original...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-22-2008
Replies: 27
Views: 4,706
Posted By eli griggs
Maybe, instead of an open flame, a close...

Maybe, instead of an open flame, a close encounter with a high intensity bulb, outside, sheltered from the wind and away from Tom, Dick and Cherri, would work as well.

Eli
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 12-22-2008
Replies: 26
Views: 7,128
Posted By eli griggs
I've always done it as a complete cycle,...

I've always done it as a complete cycle, otherwise, you could find yourself standing on your head in the dark and nobody wants that....:p

By-the-way, I also use firm raps to dislodge bubbles as...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 12-21-2008
Replies: 26
Views: 7,128
Posted By eli griggs
It's been a long time since I've done D-76, but 5...

It's been a long time since I've done D-76, but 5 inversions @ 30 sec. seems excessive. I use 4-5 slow, sort of twisting, rise and falling inversions at @ 1 minute, including with D-76 way back when...
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 12-20-2008
Replies: 175
Views: 42,351
Posted By eli griggs
Leica, 'Das Boot', Minolta 16, The Spy Who Loved...

Leica, 'Das Boot', Minolta 16, The Spy Who Loved Me, again on a boat.

Cheers
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-20-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 1,564
Posted By eli griggs
I forgot to mention that I'm very aware of...

I forgot to mention that I'm very aware of capacitors from something that happened to a buddy many years ago in the service. He was nearing the end of his enlistment and was taking classes in T.V....
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-20-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 1,564
Posted By eli griggs
Thanks for the tips. Yes, I do know how to...

Thanks for the tips. Yes, I do know how to discharge the capacitor safely so that's covered and I'll give the contacts a good going over with some 0000 steel wool, they might just be the problem and...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-19-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 1,564
Posted By eli griggs
Thanks for the tips Bob, Al. The newest camera...

Thanks for the tips Bob, Al.

The newest camera I use is a Canon F1N with an AE head so I think I'm fine in that department, especially if I pick up a Wein peanut slave sometime in the future, to...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-19-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 1,564
Posted By eli griggs
Vivitar 285HV repairs?

I just received a Japan built 285HV and though it was balky at first, I was able to get it to charge and discharge, using the 'forming' instructions from the manual, which I found online. I was able...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-19-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 1,285
Posted By eli griggs
Thanks xayraa33, that helps a lot; I thought I...

Thanks xayraa33, that helps a lot; I thought I read somewhere they were different somehow because of the mounts.

Eli
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-19-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 1,285
Posted By eli griggs
J-12, LTM video tutorial production needed

Thanks for the link. I had seen this but because of the differences in lenses, I didn't want to 'settle' before I asked/looked around some more. I really don't want to screw-up this lens by using...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-19-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 1,285
Posted By eli griggs
Cheers, I'll give that a try. Eli

Cheers, I'll give that a try.

Eli
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-17-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 1,935
Posted By eli griggs
Good figure study models are hard to find, 20...

Good figure study models are hard to find, 20 Euros an hour would be closer to the mark, IMO.

If you've never taken 3 plus hour classes with good models, you probably have no idea how much work it...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-17-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 1,143
Posted By eli griggs
More pics of girls that spend time outdoors

Here's a mix of b&w and colour stuff some of it with an artistic bent.

The link is to the last pic, a group shot.

How'd they...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 12-17-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 1,160
Posted By eli griggs
I once had a roll of Tri-X reticulate terribly on...

I once had a roll of Tri-X reticulate terribly on me while developing another photographers work, a daylong shoot for a models' book that he was paid very well for. The location was extra special as...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-17-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 684
Posted By eli griggs
I'll be sure to check all of these out then; I...

I'll be sure to check all of these out then; I don't want any of that curdy loose material going through my camera. Perhaps some medical 'moleskin' with its self-adhering backing would be a good...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-17-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 684
Posted By eli griggs
Thanks Jo, I'll try to run the current roll...

Thanks Jo, I'll try to run the current roll through as quickly as I can so I can give this a try.

One of the cases, the one plastic Leica I received had a crumbly felt 'doughnut' and a smaller one...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-16-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 3,188
Posted By eli griggs
When I had the 85 1.2L, it lived on my F1N,...

When I had the 85 1.2L, it lived on my F1N, awesome glass even today. Now that I think about it, when I got rid of that lens, I pretty much stopped shooting anything in colour, at least for...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-16-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 684
Posted By eli griggs
OK, so I've got some ltm leica....

cassettes with cans and they range in condition from well used and brassed to what looks like new.

All the springs are tight and therein is the trouble, on one the spring is so tight I'd have some...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-16-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 1,357
Posted By eli griggs
Waxed Irish linen cord/heavy thread is available...

Waxed Irish linen cord/heavy thread is available on eBay at good prices. It's often used for making bow strings, leather work etc, as it is very strong.

Does anyone here know where can bridle...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 12-15-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 1,559
Posted By eli griggs
I should have mentioned this earlier; remove the...

I should have mentioned this earlier; remove the condenser if you get the Leitz, and pack it safely in it's own little nest. The Leitz is designed to sort of 'pop-out' and you don't want that...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 12-14-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 1,559
Posted By eli griggs
Michael, the Durst M600 will do both 35mm and 6x6...

Michael, the Durst M600 will do both 35mm and 6x6 formats. For 35mm only, the Valoy I or better yet the II or IIc will serve nicely.

The II is what I have and the IIc has a drawer for filters. ...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-13-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 1,460
Posted By eli griggs
I like this shot a lot, thanks for posting it, I...

I like this shot a lot, thanks for posting it, I can almost feel the cold and quite.

Eli
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 12-13-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 1,559
Posted By eli griggs
I forgot to mention, one of my Durst was shipped...

I forgot to mention, one of my Durst was shipped to me cross-country, an eBay purchase, in original Styrofoam packing and a broken bulb, carelessly left in the light-head, was the only damage. A...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 12-13-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 1,559
Posted By eli griggs
If you can live with a small enlarger, the all...

If you can live with a small enlarger, the all metal Leitz enlargers and the Durst would be my choices. I currently have a 23cII, my second, a pair of Durst M600 and a Leitz Valoy II as well as...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 12-08-2008
Replies: 32
Views: 2,361
Posted By eli griggs
I'm very happy with the chrome CV 3.5 color...

I'm very happy with the chrome CV 3.5 color skopar. It's very small and the images it gives are quite nice. I think it'll be ideal for traveling and it won't cost a bundle.

Eli
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-08-2008
Replies: 24
Views: 1,482
Posted By eli griggs
What a wonderful 'discovery' I hope they all work...

What a wonderful 'discovery' I hope they all work for you as nicely as they look.

Cheers
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-07-2008
Replies: 27
Views: 3,297
Posted By eli griggs
I have a Minolta Autocord 'export' model and it's...

I have a Minolta Autocord 'export' model and it's quite nice and I'd snatch up another if I could on the cheap, but it is a fixed lens camera so the 'blad is still closer to what you said you'd...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-07-2008
Replies: 27
Views: 3,297
Posted By eli griggs
Another nod to the Hasselblad with an A12 back...

Another nod to the Hasselblad with an A12 back and an 80mm, though I'd hold out for a CM body, the EL/M is larger and I like the feel of the CM in hand. KEH has plenty of these and you can build on...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 12-07-2008
Replies: 69
Views: 7,531
Posted By eli griggs
I just reread the thread and realized that when I...

I just reread the thread and realized that when I first posted while still in the grip of a killer flu, all wozzie from fever and painkillers, that I'd completely misread the the question :o; it's...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-06-2008
Replies: 62
Views: 3,416
Posted By eli griggs
I think that...

63 is a nice out-of-round number and when I get there I'll do a little happy dance and consider simplifying my life by using only one or two films.

Until then, it's all fair game and if I have to...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 12-06-2008
Replies: 28
Views: 2,647
Posted By eli griggs
I tried ordering 250 feet Thursday and yesterday...

I tried ordering 250 feet Thursday and yesterday I received the response that F.E. is out and does not know when they'll have more in. Naturally there is a waiting list to join and to hope for news...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-03-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 618
Posted By eli griggs
I too have too much FSU kit and have thought...

I too have too much FSU kit and have thought about selling to rid myself of the 'guilt' of excess, to put resources where they're needed, but each time I try to make the move I hesitate, unsure. For...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-03-2008
Replies: 21
Views: 2,960
Posted By eli griggs
New Rack Girls calendar, analog or digital...

photography and who really cares? :)

http://www.outdoorlife.com/article_gallery/Rack-Girls-2009-Calendar-Whitetails-Edition/&showall=Y

Seriously now and 'fess-up; have you ever put together a...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-01-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 1,015
Posted By eli griggs
You're in the right place, though there is at...

You're in the right place, though there is at least one forum elsewhere dedicated to manual Minolta cameras, including repairs, http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/Minolta-Manual-Focus/
and another...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 11-29-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 1,893
Posted By eli griggs
Thanks athos, I am using 1/50th as my number and...

Thanks athos, I am using 1/50th as my number and if I ever get the lens flipped and back on the body, we'll see what it can do. ;)

Cheers
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-29-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 1,285
Posted By eli griggs
help needed - disassembly & cleaning oil off ltm j12 elements?

I just received my first Jupiter 12, a ltm, and need to clean oil off the aperture blades and more importantly, the glass forward of the aperture assembly where oil has formed droplets and gathered...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 11-28-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 1,167
Posted By eli griggs
Wow, this really sucks, 'cause all I vaguely...

Wow, this really sucks, 'cause all I vaguely remember is responding to a Kodak offer for free samples of their Tmax 'Professional' films. It wasn't all that long ago but my memory is so bad for this...
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 11-28-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 1,939
Posted By eli griggs
D.B. Sweeney in a short lived tv series "Strange...

D.B. Sweeney in a short lived tv series "Strange Luck" used Leica Ms which he carried in his coat pockets. As I recall, it was a good little show and I enjoyed the photographer 'hero' role he...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 11-28-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 1,167
Posted By eli griggs
I love free film...

especially good film from Kodak. Mine was delivered this evening and I'm ready to give it a try; have you gotten yours yet or am I late to this party?

I just received my some Kodak sample 35mm 36...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-28-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 1,410
Posted By eli griggs
I just received these two lenses along with a...

I just received these two lenses along with a nice Zorki 4 and a black J12 in a trade and have yet to try them out, having been in bed over a week with Grim Death, in the guise of 'the flu' but I...
Forum: Optics Theory - 11-28-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 1,625
Posted By eli griggs
I just did and WOW, that's some little...

I just did and WOW, that's some little example.

I do wonder if they'll rent it again though...

Cheers
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 11-28-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 9,215
Posted By eli griggs
Harlee, were most of these shots in relatively...

Harlee, were most of these shots in relatively bright light with fast film? If so, the camera would select smaller apertures, hence the sharp pics from greater DOF that saved your trip.

Cheers
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-28-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 1,410
Posted By eli griggs
ruben, something is up with your font, it's...

ruben, something is up with your font, it's coming across as black on grey on my standard forum page. Please check your settings.

Eli
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 11-27-2008
Replies: 69
Views: 7,531
Posted By eli griggs
I'm usually looking for free kit, but I have...

I'm usually looking for free kit, but I have passed on several cameras, a couple of enlargers, etc, over the years, usually when I've upgraded.

The only one I regret is the Canon F1n I gave to a...
Forum: Yashica RF 11-25-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 15,697
Posted By eli griggs
Thank you for showing this, I've two that need...

Thank you for showing this, I've two that need replacing and this is the best view I've seen of the problem area. Post more PLEASEEEEEEEEE!:D

And Mods, can this be a sticky?

Eli
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-23-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 1,723
Posted By eli griggs
Ignoring the politics of nations and issues of...

Ignoring the politics of nations and issues of 'good and bad' as related to anything non-photographic, I think the body of work presented is impressive and deserving of praise on both the quality of...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-22-2008
Replies: 86
Views: 12,722
Posted By eli griggs
[QUOTE]if the velcro bothers you you can always...

[QUOTE]if the velcro bothers you you can always remove it or stick some velcro over the velcro to render it useless ... that make sense lol /QUOTE]

Take that a step further and put a pair of old...
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