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Forum: Travel 06-19-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 795
Posted By gdi
If it is your first total eclipse I would...

If it is your first total eclipse I would strongly advise setting the photo gear aside and enjoying the show. Totality is fleeting and can be a very intense and emotional experience, and fumbling...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 06-15-2019
Replies: 1,830
Views: 371,660
Posted By gdi
Noblex...

Noblex 175UX...

https://farm66.staticflickr.com/65535/47955304437_520893347c_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2g4DtgK)


https://farm66.staticflickr.com/65535/47955256053_21290985f9_z.jpg...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-12-2019
Replies: 264
Views: 16,827
Posted By gdi
Roger was a good man. We enjoyed some quite...

Roger was a good man.

We enjoyed some quite lively debates, but even after the jousting he was always very generous with his advice and expertise. I always admired his sharp wit and intellect.

My...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-06-2019
Replies: 60
Views: 2,446
Posted By gdi
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1836/43786092052_a8...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1836/43786092052_a853235624_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/29HeaFA)
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 12-31-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 1,165
Posted By gdi
A year later update, if anyone is interested...

A year later update, if anyone is interested (Dogberry ?) - I found a nice 150UX that came with a Panolux and another aluminum case! So now I have the full kit for my 175UX. Unfortunately, the...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 12-31-2018
Replies: 1,830
Views: 371,660
Posted By gdi
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4886/45605908195_ad...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4886/45605908195_adcc9d7517_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2cu3cBZ)
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 12-22-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 486
Posted By gdi
I have seen a fairly active Nikon Coolscan Users...

I have seen a fairly active Nikon Coolscan Users group on Facebook. There is at least one guy offering a lot of advice as well as hardware repairs. You may want to check there.
Forum: Other RF 10-13-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 843
Posted By gdi
Is the advice given in the current context, or...

Is the advice given in the current context, or that of 2006?
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-06-2018
Replies: 55
Views: 1,839
Posted By gdi
What's not to like - photo gear tips coming at...

What's not to like - photo gear tips coming at you straight from the lips of number 1 Apple tech support guy in the world, and the man who has finally uncovered the eternal and illusive secrets of...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-18-2018
Replies: 30
Views: 3,896
Posted By gdi
Looks like it finally sold...

Looks like it finally sold...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 08-09-2018
Replies: 75
Views: 5,768
Posted By gdi
It's very good to hear that news, Roger!

It's very good to hear that news, Roger!
Forum: Chris Crawford 07-27-2018
Replies: 119
Views: 4,947
Posted By gdi
That's great, Chris - your are entitled to be...

That's great, Chris - your are entitled to be proud. And that looks like fantastic work by Mack!
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-30-2018
Replies: 60
Views: 2,799
Posted By gdi
Thank god you set the facts straight, for the...

Thank god you set the facts straight, for the sake of internet posterity.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 06-12-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 1,052
Posted By gdi
Ha! I didn't realize that! I guess I'll do try...

Ha! I didn't realize that! I guess I'll do try that.

As an update - by moving the switch back and forth, I found that the timer works intermttently. So it still needs to go back for repair. ...
Forum: Chris Crawford 06-11-2018
Replies: 2,549
Views: 368,637
Posted By gdi
Double post...

Double post...
Forum: Chris Crawford 06-11-2018
Replies: 2,549
Views: 368,637
Posted By gdi
What an amazingly eccentric place Fort Wayne...

What an amazingly eccentric place Fort Wayne appears... at least through your lens!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-11-2018
Replies: 48
Views: 2,570
Posted By gdi
I have a couple of R lenses and have been...

I have a couple of R lenses and have been thinking about getting an R6.2, but this thread got me thinking. But 6.2s keep going up in price and R8's keeps going down, so I have an R8 coming from KEH...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 06-04-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 1,052
Posted By gdi
Thanks, I'll see what happens with the repair...

Thanks, I'll see what happens with the repair shop.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 06-03-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 1,052
Posted By gdi
I'll exercise that timer switch, Chris, thanks! ...

I'll exercise that timer switch, Chris, thanks! I am surprised because it just got back from PCW for a check up and minor fix before I received it. The seller is going to contact them for me. Do...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-03-2018
Replies: 39
Views: 1,588
Posted By gdi
I think a Nikon F with long lenses occasionally...

I think a Nikon F with long lenses occasionally gave the M3 a bit of a challenge ...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 06-03-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 1,052
Posted By gdi
New Mamiya 6 kit just arrived

I just received a very nice Mamiya 6 three lens kit on Friday. I have a couple of questions for those very familiar with the camera.

First, I had a Mamiya 7II kit and sold it a few years ago (for...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-30-2018
Replies: 112
Views: 3,669
Posted By gdi
It's always a pleasure to run into Louis when I...

It's always a pleasure to run into Louis when I visit the City - he is a indeed a moving landmark and treasure.
Forum: Chris Crawford 05-27-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 1,900
Posted By gdi
Yes, get well soon, Chris - always look forward...

Yes, get well soon, Chris - always look forward to new FW images!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-27-2018
Replies: 151
Views: 7,885
Posted By gdi
This is true - film Leicas are so abundant,...

This is true - film Leicas are so abundant, reliable, and repairable that continuing to make a small number of new ones to sell for $4800 probably isn't a winning proposition. I wish they could keep...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-25-2018
Replies: 151
Views: 7,885
Posted By gdi
It is unfortunate news, I should have bought one...

It is unfortunate news, I should have bought one earlier to avoid the inevitable skyrocketing used prices!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-25-2018
Replies: 151
Views: 7,885
Posted By gdi
Even more important, Americans bought over $1.5...

Even more important, Americans bought over $1.5 million orders of avocado toast last year.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-23-2018
Replies: 112
Views: 3,669
Posted By gdi
My powers of deduction are strong and I concluded...

My powers of deduction are strong and I concluded that the film about the last day of Kodachrome development, which was filmed 7 years after that date, could not have been filmed on Kodachrome! ...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-19-2018
Replies: 407
Views: 18,229
Posted By gdi
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4753/39890968984_35...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4753/39890968984_35709970a5_b.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-19-2018
Replies: 407
Views: 18,229
Posted By gdi
Perfect! Well done.

Perfect! Well done.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-13-2018
Replies: 3,587
Views: 908,768
Posted By gdi
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/967/41188197365_fb5...

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/967/41188197365_fb5b66f851_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/25KEh6T)

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/963/41369106144_a5ee00d065_b.jpg...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-06-2018
Replies: 245
Views: 28,570
Posted By gdi
It would be interesting to see examples of the...

It would be interesting to see examples of the Toyotas that pretend to be BMWs in the way this Parnis pretends it's a Panerai. I have never seen that. Once.



Look at the PAM000673 - it doesn't say...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 05-04-2018
Replies: 52
Views: 2,549
Posted By gdi
Congrats - that's great!

Congrats - that's great!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-04-2018
Replies: 245
Views: 28,570
Posted By gdi
Very nice - I keep thinking about getting a...

Very nice - I keep thinking about getting a vintage Doxa. But for now, I can live with the modern versions from the "Inventors of...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-04-2018
Replies: 245
Views: 28,570
Posted By gdi
Perfect accessory to wear when you are out...

Perfect accessory to wear when you are out shooting with your Luftwaffen Eigentum Fed homage!

Seriously, I'd recommend saving up $3800 or so to get a PAM380 before buying a fake. Almost no one...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-03-2018
Replies: 60
Views: 2,446
Posted By gdi
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/970/41158515304_283...

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/970/41158515304_28343406aa_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/25H39Ed)
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 05-03-2018
Replies: 30
Views: 1,862
Posted By gdi
Yeah, I tried an expensive pack of Impossible a...

Yeah, I tried an expensive pack of Impossible a couple of years ago and it was crappy. I looked around flickr and saw most shots were similar so I never tried another pack. Guess I'm not a Lomo...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-30-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 3,801
Posted By gdi
When 120 gets this complicated, I'll switch to...

When 120 gets this complicated, I'll switch to digital!
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 04-29-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 3,811
Posted By gdi
After a few years of selling and buying, I find...

After a few years of selling and buying, I find myself with several sets of filters. So I am considering having a couple of closeup diopters made. I just need to figure out how to calculate...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-28-2018
Replies: 35
Views: 1,273
Posted By gdi
They are very plentiful and cheap! It should be...

They are very plentiful and cheap! It should be easy to get another, when you decide the time is right.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-27-2018
Replies: 35
Views: 1,273
Posted By gdi
I had a chrome FE2 for many years, and it was a...

I had a chrome FE2 for many years, and it was a great camera. I sold it in the early days of digital, but would like to find a good condition replacement at some point.

I don't see much in the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-27-2018
Replies: 67
Views: 5,060
Posted By gdi
Fabulous cars. The ‘73 I drove through college...

Fabulous cars. The ‘73 I drove through college was even more basic - 4 speed, no air, no power windows, no radio, and no sunroof. It had a crappy solex carb that I had to blow out with an air...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-24-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 803
Posted By gdi
Here are a couple of Rollei IR - but with an R72...

Here are a couple of Rollei IR - but with an R72 filter, which may be a problem with you...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-24-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 803
Posted By gdi
For eerie, maybe try one of the near IR films,...

For eerie, maybe try one of the near IR films, like Rollei 400IR or maybe Ilford's SFX, but you'll need filtration to get the IR effect. I have gotten a beautiful, low contrast vintage look with...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 04-16-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 1,665
Posted By gdi
I know the OP isn't looking for this, but another...

I know the OP isn't looking for this, but another option may be to have an artist use the photo to paint a large reproduction. It could expensive, but I imagine the result could a nice family...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 04-16-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 1,665
Posted By gdi
Most of my printing (inkjet) is on canvas,...

Most of my printing (inkjet) is on canvas, simply because it is so much easier to stretch a canvas than to mount and frame a print. The large varieties of textures available make it possible to...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 04-16-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 1,665
Posted By gdi
I should of thought of that! LOL!

I should of thought of that! LOL!
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 04-16-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 1,665
Posted By gdi
I think that's asking a lot - it will be hard to...

I think that's asking a lot - it will be hard to a scan of adequate quality from a small print (inherently low rez, 2nd generation product) to print that large. But you could try to find someone...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 04-15-2018
Replies: 65
Views: 3,492
Posted By gdi
I think you'll be very pleased with the results...

I think you'll be very pleased with the results of any of the Sonys if you are going to get AF FE lenses. Just take time to figure out the obtuse menus and set the custom buttons and shortcuts to...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-15-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 1,212
Posted By gdi
I know - just drawing attention to the paradox of...

I know - just drawing attention to the paradox of seeking out distortion-free lenses to photograph a distorted world....
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-15-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 1,212
Posted By gdi
Hummm... Is that mustache distortion on that curb?

Hummm... Is that mustache distortion on that curb?
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-14-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 1,212
Posted By gdi
Even though its a version 1 that price seems...

Even though its a version 1 that price seems crazy high. I had a well used one about 8-10 years ago and had a lot of trouble selling it. I think I got a little less that a thousand for it.

It...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-14-2018
Replies: 8,885
Views: 867,151
Posted By gdi
A Widelux F7 to replace the F8 I should never...

A Widelux F7 to replace the F8 I should never have sold, now I'm "buying" a service for it and hope it'll be back in a couple of weeks.
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 04-13-2018
Replies: 65
Views: 3,492
Posted By gdi
I have had an A7 and an A7R, now I only have an...

I have had an A7 and an A7R, now I only have an A7RII. I'm sure I will be tempted to upgrade to the RIII at some point.

The Sony produces very high quality files, and while most M wides may have...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-04-2018
Replies: 75
Views: 5,768
Posted By gdi
Positive energy from Connecticut, I wish Frances...

Positive energy from Connecticut, I wish Frances and you the best.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-03-2018
Replies: 815
Views: 91,625
Posted By gdi
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1580/25170022755_bc...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1580/25170022755_bc0686073f_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/EmbWRz)
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3176/2852448298_08b020ee50_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/5m4xv5)
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-24-2018
Replies: 33
Views: 1,631
Posted By gdi
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Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-24-2018
Replies: 33
Views: 1,631
Posted By gdi
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Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-24-2018
Replies: 33
Views: 1,631
Posted By gdi
Thanks - Rob.

Thanks - Rob.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-24-2018
Replies: 33
Views: 1,631
Posted By gdi
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Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-24-2018
Replies: 33
Views: 1,631
Posted By gdi
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Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-24-2018
Replies: 33
Views: 1,631
Posted By gdi
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Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-24-2018
Replies: 33
Views: 1,631
Posted By gdi
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Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-24-2018
Replies: 33
Views: 1,631
Posted By gdi
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Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-24-2018
Replies: 33
Views: 1,631
Posted By gdi
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Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-24-2018
Replies: 33
Views: 1,631
Posted By gdi
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Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-24-2018
Replies: 33
Views: 1,631
Posted By gdi
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Forum: Photography General Interest 02-20-2018
Replies: 218
Views: 6,889
Posted By gdi
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Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-11-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 2,303
Posted By gdi
Keep things calm, Chris, no need for name...

Keep things calm, Chris, no need for name calling.

I figured most people participating in a thread titled "Tri-X bulk roll cheap..." would be interested in the total cost, not just a low price...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-08-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 2,303
Posted By gdi
If I ordered 2 100ft rolls from Freestyle, it...

If I ordered 2 100ft rolls from Freestyle, it would have cost me almost $17 more than Unique or $14 more than B&H. Sure if you order 50 rolls, its only a buck or so more than free shipping, but I...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-08-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 2,303
Posted By gdi
A couple of reasons for me. 1 - I can roll any...

A couple of reasons for me. 1 - I can roll any number of frames I want. 2 - It saves freezer space. 3 - A buck a roll savings adds up - 400ft saves $72 bucks (almost enough for another 100...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-07-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 2,303
Posted By gdi
I placed an order and it was shipped via UPS -...

I placed an order and it was shipped via UPS - but they decided not to deliver it to my address and dumped it off somewhere else yesterday. Now it is been investigated by UPS - -geez..
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-07-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 2,303
Posted By gdi
Freestyle's overpriced US shipping kills the...

Freestyle's overpriced US shipping kills the deal....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-02-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 2,303
Posted By gdi
I heard the price has dropped, but this free...

I heard the price has dropped, but this free shipping deal is great. I was thinking of ordering from Freestyle, but their shipping is not competitive, thanks for the tip!
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-02-2018
Replies: 43
Views: 2,930
Posted By gdi
You are right that the far bigger danger is disk...

You are right that the far bigger danger is disk failure, but all major drive manufacturers acknowledge the possibility of the change of electrical charge that could corrupt data. I have...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-28-2018
Replies: 47
Views: 2,807
Posted By gdi
I heard that Kodak was dropping the price of...

I heard that Kodak was dropping the price of Tri-X and the FPP store bears that out (~$80, but sold out). Freestyle has it at $77 but their 14% shipping is a deal killer, as usual. Still too close...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-28-2018
Replies: 43
Views: 2,930
Posted By gdi
Bit...

Bit rot...
https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2014/01/bitrot-and-atomic-cows-inside-next-gen-filesystems/
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 12-16-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1,165
Posted By gdi
First...

First scan...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4590/27322792639_d529a367d3_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/HCqskH)
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 12-16-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1,165
Posted By gdi
Follow-up... I just developed my first...

Follow-up...

I just developed my first (correctly loaded! ) roll and the shots look great. These are some seriously large negatives - I hope I can scan them in two passes with my CS9000. It works...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 12-16-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 1,327
Posted By gdi
Bob had it, I told him a while back that I wanted...

Bob had it, I told him a while back that I wanted one and when it became available I took it. It is a beast - the way they got a wider (somewhat shorter ) negative was to move the film plane back -...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 12-16-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1,165
Posted By gdi
It is a great sturdy case. I briefly tried to...

It is a great sturdy case. I briefly tried to figure out the manufacturer, but have zeroed in on it yet. I had never seen one before this and would like to have one for my 150U....

Now to find a...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 12-16-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1,165
Posted By gdi
My latest, a "new" Noblex 175UX

Freshly tuned by Bob Watkins. It is complicated beast, even when compared with my 150U, and I am still testing it, bu, I think I like it.
Here are quick phone...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 12-16-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 1,327
Posted By gdi
Ha! I just developed my first rolls from a...

Ha!

I just developed my first rolls from a Noblex 175ux (new toy that I will post on later). And I got similar results - the "warping" on one end. I had already figured out it was because the film...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-22-2017
Replies: 245
Views: 28,570
Posted By gdi
Recent...

Recent addition..

https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3950/33213433160_0233019b1b_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/SAXwxj)SUB 300 (https://flic.kr/p/SAXwxj) by gdi2003...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-16-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 920
Posted By gdi
Likely fungus has etched the coating ( hard to...

Likely fungus has etched the coating ( hard to tell from the picture though).
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-15-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1,054
Posted By gdi
Just to be clear, I am not trying to get an EI...

Just to be clear, I am not trying to get an EI for using this film with an IR filter for IR effects. Just to use it for normal photography with no filter.

When using it for IR effects I use an R72...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-12-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1,054
Posted By gdi
I think you are right that the odd sensitivity...

I think you are right that the odd sensitivity may throw things off, even though the Rollie only reaches extended red. But actually the film is very sharp and should work well for general...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-12-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1,054
Posted By gdi
Great question, Roger! I did not have an IR...

Great question, Roger! I did not have an IR filter installed. Though I admit that with my first test, I grabbed a 50mm lens that I had accidentally left an IR CUT filter on (from my M8 days) -...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-11-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1,054
Posted By gdi
Problem Establishing Zone Personal EI - Rollei IR 400s

I finally got setup to try to take a more systematic/scientific approach to my film exposure and developing by obtaining a convenient way to measure negative density. (Thanks to Chris Crawford's...
Forum: RFF News 03-08-2017
Replies: 59
Views: 9,212
Posted By gdi
Actually they won the "Ig Nobel Prize" for that -...

Actually they won the "Ig Nobel Prize" for that - big difference!
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-23-2017
Replies: 124
Views: 11,005
Posted By gdi
Oh yeah, those prices will drop...

Oh yeah, those prices will drop...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-23-2017
Replies: 124
Views: 11,005
Posted By gdi
That M10 is the only Leica to grab my interest...

That M10 is the only Leica to grab my interest since I sold off my M9 (and never looked back). Finally a digital M that will handle as well as an M3, or a R-D1, for that matter. Try as I might,...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 01-23-2017
Replies: 103
Views: 7,831
Posted By gdi
Absolutely. Even more brilliant were the...

Absolutely. Even more brilliant were the propaganda films of Leni Riefenstahl - I watch Triumph of the Will every so often and am amazed at how she turned Monster into God, and helped solidify...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 01-22-2017
Replies: 103
Views: 7,831
Posted By gdi
LOL! That's a good one!

LOL! That's a good one!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-21-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1,206
Posted By gdi
Thanks, I am keeping my eye out for the probe, in...

Thanks, I am keeping my eye out for the probe, in the meantime I'll use the enlarger attachment.

I ordered a Stouffers step wedge as a baseline, so I'l pretty close to being able to experiment,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-21-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1,206
Posted By gdi
Chris - I may have found an Ultra Pro, and I...

Chris - I may have found an Ultra Pro, and I already have either an enlarging attachment or the repro attachment (I think it is the enlarger attachment - it is hard to tell the difference and it is...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-20-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1,206
Posted By gdi
Wow, thanks for all the info! Yes, I had assumed...

Wow, thanks for all the info! Yes, I had assumed I needed a densitometer for reasonable results, but I will have a spot meter in the next couple of days and an Epson scanner (750). It seems the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-19-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1,206
Posted By gdi
Densitometer recommendations?

I am starting to use some oddball films and I think I need to dial them in with my process. Can anyone give me a recommendation on a decent densitometer for multiple film formats (B&W). I see a lot...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-19-2017
Replies: 52
Views: 4,503
Posted By gdi
Probably a few hundred at most for the Visioflex...

Probably a few hundred at most for the Visioflex and bellows (the complete Elmar is worth more, of course) - they saw a temporary resurgence in popularity on the digital RF Ms back before there were...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-19-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1,648
Posted By gdi
I did contact them on facebook and got a quick...

I did contact them on facebook and got a quick reply and resolution to my query. Thanks again for the tip.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-17-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1,648
Posted By gdi
Thanks Valdas, I'll try that...

Thanks Valdas, I'll try that...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-17-2017
Replies: 52
Views: 4,503
Posted By gdi
I think it is a Visoflex III with bellows - quite...

I think it is a Visoflex III with bellows - quite a contraption!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-16-2017
Replies: 26
Views: 3,620
Posted By gdi
E100G in...

E100G in 120:

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/607/31980260880_24c4963b3d_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/QHZcoh)
by gdi2003 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 01-16-2017
Replies: 1
Views: 975
Posted By gdi
New documentary on Tony Vaccaro

I just watched the new HBO documentary on Tony Vaccaro and his experience, and accompanying photos, as a combat infantryman during WWII. It was very interesting and I recommend checking it out if...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-16-2017
Replies: 52
Views: 4,503
Posted By gdi
Very true, Roger, at least for Leica in my view. ...

Very true, Roger, at least for Leica in my view.

I tried a few digital Leicas and they just don't do it for me because - 1) the great handling is spoiled by the overstuffed body and 2) the results...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-07-2017
Replies: 26
Views: 3,620
Posted By gdi
Some old pedestrian 120 Shots -...

Some old pedestrian 120 Shots - E200:

https://c5.staticflickr.com/1/631/31332431164_b569317d8b_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/PJJUbq)
Ektachrome (https://flic.kr/p/PJJUbq)
by gdi2003...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 01-07-2017
Replies: 354
Sticky: RIP Tom A
Views: 51,046
Posted By gdi
I am very sorry to hear this, I wish his wife and...

I am very sorry to hear this, I wish his wife and family well...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-06-2017
Replies: 75
Views: 5,064
Posted By gdi
200 is slightly too fast for me, could I push...

200 is slightly too fast for me, could I push TMax 100 to 168 or maybe 173 in a pinch, if a cloud passes by?
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 01-06-2017
Replies: 1,830
Views: 371,660
Posted By gdi
Very nice shot, the Noblex 150 is a fabulous...

Very nice shot, the Noblex 150 is a fabulous camera - but I have screwed up a few shots, and advanced the whole roll once trying to reach frame one ( I forgot to press the shutter befoe closing the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-06-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1,648
Posted By gdi
Yeah, it's not promising- I have received no...

Yeah, it's not promising- I have received no response at all this week. I wasn't complaining, I was just asking for a discount that think I should have received a while back. I'm fine if they say...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-02-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1,648
Posted By gdi
Maybe that's the problem, I'll try back...

Maybe that's the problem, I'll try back tommorrow.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-02-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1,648
Posted By gdi
Macodirect Non-communicative?

I have tried multiple times to have a query answered by Macodirect - both through email and via their webform. I get no response at all.

Has anyone here ever had success via email or web, or...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 12-29-2016
Replies: 1,830
Views: 371,660
Posted By gdi
Noblex 150U...

Noblex 150U
https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/712/31776763112_b359c37164_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Qq1dA5)
Connecticut Tobacco Barn in Winter (https://flic.kr/p/Qq1dA5)
by gdi2003...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 07-12-2016
Replies: 16
Views: 3,187
Posted By gdi
While I don't often shoot lenses longer than 50,...

While I don't often shoot lenses longer than 50, my shots at 55 - 90 are generally sharp, even handheld. I think it is likely an overblown concern. I can live with it till I decide to upgrade to an...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 07-11-2016
Replies: 16
Views: 3,187
Posted By gdi
Yes, all the "experts" have been saying that the...

Yes, all the "experts" have been saying that the A7RII will be selling cheap in "x" months - still no significant retail price drop in about a year. I have an A7R and it produces beautiful images;...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 06-26-2016
Replies: 1,830
Views: 371,660
Posted By gdi
https://c5.staticflickr.com/8/7487/27310963764_ab3...

https://c5.staticflickr.com/8/7487/27310963764_ab3d6bd45a_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/HBnQ2A)Satans Kingdom (https://flic.kr/p/HBnQ2A) by gdi2003 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-25-2016
Replies: 505
Views: 31,982
Posted By gdi
That's why I decided to get my limited statistics...

That's why I decided to get my limited statistics education from formal course work rather than internet forums, same with economics. An amazing number of people confuse mean (arithmetic average)...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 06-21-2016
Replies: 1,830
Views: 371,660
Posted By gdi
A couple from my "new" Noblex...

A couple from my "new" Noblex 135u:

https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7325/27750134721_a37cf83173_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/JhbGfD)
N (https://flic.kr/p/JhbGfD)oblex135u_Rollei-IR400-2...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 06-18-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 1,512
Posted By gdi
Update - the 135U came last week and tests out...

Update - the 135U came last week and tests out fine. It is an early one with the plastic rewind knob and the shift is not marked like newer ones. I confirmed it had a full service by Noblex Canada...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-13-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 3,283
Posted By gdi
An update - I received my Maco direct order after...

An update - I received my Maco direct order after more than 2 weeks. But, it seemed to arrive just fine in a sealed box - it was labeled Photographic Material " Do Not X-Ray".

Other than shipping...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 06-13-2016
Replies: 1,830
Views: 371,660
Posted By gdi
Noblex 150 with Rollei...

Noblex 150 with Rollei IR400s

https://c3.staticflickr.com/8/7592/27507321242_fb98162528_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/HUJdgm)Factory Infrared (https://flic.kr/p/HUJdgm) by gdi2003...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-07-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 3,283
Posted By gdi
I recently received a 100 ft of Rollei IR and the...

I recently received a 100 ft of Rollei IR and the inner bag was sealed with a piece of tape rather than totally unsealed. They may package 100 differently; I don't know.

I am also waiting for an...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 06-03-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 1,512
Posted By gdi
Seems like that was a good deal, if it was a...

Seems like that was a good deal, if it was a 135u. I'm not patient enough to wait it out for a $400 U.
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 06-01-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 1,512
Posted By gdi
Thanks for all the info. I am very sure it is a...

Thanks for all the info. I am very sure it is a 135U - it does have the extra shutter speeds and the lens is a Docter (like my 150), but no shift, and comes with a single filter.

I went ahead and...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 06-01-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 1,512
Posted By gdi
No one can offer some advice? :)

No one can offer some advice? :)
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 05-31-2016
Replies: 38
Views: 2,867
Posted By gdi
I have had a nice Mamiya 7II kit and it was...

I have had a nice Mamiya 7II kit and it was fantastic -I shoukd have kept it, but I wanted something else and it sold for several grand. I now have a GSW690III it is a nice camera but yyoougge. I...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 05-31-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 1,512
Posted By gdi
Noblex 135U - Decent Price?

What is a decent price for a Noblex 135 U in good condition - with supposedly no banding and full service a couple of years ago with new style drums (Canadian version). I think it is an older one...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-31-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 2,241
Posted By gdi
Well, I developed a second roll and I find I need...

Well, I developed a second roll and I find I need some work on my technique. I think I may have underexposed these - the foliage is really not very white, or maybe the conditions were not that...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-29-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 2,241
Posted By gdi
My test shows no problem at all with loading the...

My test shows no problem at all with loading the Rollei in a Watson loader - I did it in fairly dim light, but no where near darkness.

Now I need to develop a second more serious roll taken today...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-29-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 1,469
Posted By gdi
I own a v750 and a Coolscan 9000; I have had a...

I own a v750 and a Coolscan 9000; I have had a Coolscan V and a 4990. The difference beyween the Nikons and Epsons are significant and I would go with the Coolscan - but of course you have to deal...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-28-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 2,241
Posted By gdi
I am going to process a test roll shortly, but I...

I am going to process a test roll shortly, but I think a plastic loader should be ok. If not - then I will have taken one for the team to confirm it doesn't work and will have wasted 100 feet of the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-28-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 2,241
Posted By gdi
Thanks for that clarification! :D

Thanks for that clarification! :D
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-28-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 2,241
Posted By gdi
I just received a bulk roll of Rollei IR 400 as...

I just received a bulk roll of Rollei IR 400 as well. I am loading from a Watson in subdued light into metal cassettes. I will load the camera in indirect light and shoot a test roll today,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-28-2016
Replies: 88
Views: 9,517
Posted By gdi
Yes the promotion is intentionally deceiving -...

Yes the promotion is intentionally deceiving - they claim "Up to 40% off retail prices everyday" when the discount is much more modest than that.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-27-2016
Replies: 88
Views: 9,517
Posted By gdi
New codes arrived today - varies depending on the...

New codes arrived today - varies depending on the amount spent...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 03-03-2016
Replies: 158
Views: 17,928
Posted By gdi
Well I was close to stocking up on 10 or 20 packs...

Well I was close to stocking up on 10 or 20 packs - but didn't order and now the price is $15 at B&H, $18 at Adorama, and $19 at Unique. At those prices I'll retire my cheap Polaroid and say...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-20-2016
Replies: 2,108
Views: 388,697
Posted By gdi
Many thanks, Peter. I mistakenly believed one of...

Many thanks, Peter. I mistakenly believed one of the reseller websites that said Kodak would not sell to the public. I'll go with them directly then.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-19-2016
Replies: 2,108
Views: 388,697
Posted By gdi
Where can I still find a 400ft roll in the US? (...

Where can I still find a 400ft roll in the US? ( I want inexpensive - not Tri-x like prices)

Thanks!
Forum: Travel 02-14-2016
Replies: 115
Views: 7,739
Posted By gdi
I use the long haul trucker's definition that...

I use the long haul trucker's definition that anything within an 18 hour drive is "near".
Forum: Travel 02-14-2016
Replies: 115
Views: 7,739
Posted By gdi
It's not you, JoJo. Just poking a little fun at...

It's not you, JoJo. Just poking a little fun at the "travel advisors" on the board. You'll do fine!
Forum: Travel 02-14-2016
Replies: 115
Views: 7,739
Posted By gdi
Hopefully you work is a little more specific than...

Hopefully you work is a little more specific than "The SE is a regional high crime cluster". That's quite a generalization.
Forum: Travel 02-14-2016
Replies: 115
Views: 7,739
Posted By gdi
Sorry, I should warned that I am a heretic and do...

Sorry, I should warned that I am a heretic and do not consider New York City to be the center of the universe. Nor do I consider Missouri part of the deep South; but concede its otherness with...
Forum: Travel 02-14-2016
Replies: 115
Views: 7,739
Posted By gdi
I think some of the " meridiemaphobes" ( yeah, I...

I think some of the " meridiemaphobes" ( yeah, I made that up) would be very suprised at the tolerance in Asheville, if they could muster the courage to visit. They allow non-caucasians, and even...
Forum: Travel 02-14-2016
Replies: 115
Views: 7,739
Posted By gdi
Bang on, you seem to have a much better...

Bang on, you seem to have a much better understanding if the diversity of the US and the pitfalls of painting with a broad brush than quite a few who live here.
Forum: Travel 02-14-2016
Replies: 115
Views: 7,739
Posted By gdi
How could you conclude that I thought Albany was...

How could you conclude that I thought Albany was in Connecticut? Just a few towns near me where there are problems, like most areas.
Forum: Travel 02-14-2016
Replies: 115
Views: 7,739
Posted By gdi
OT: Garrett, where did you go to school. App...

OT:
Garrett, where did you go to school. App State here - grew up in Transylvania Co.
Forum: Travel 02-14-2016
Replies: 115
Views: 7,739
Posted By gdi
And don't go around complaining, "in NYC I can...

And don't go around complaining, "in NYC I can get a martini on Sunday morning, why not here?" Satisfy yourself with a Bud on tap from the drive through package store on Saturday night and sleep in...
Forum: Travel 02-14-2016
Replies: 115
Views: 7,739
Posted By gdi
Really, if the OP wants to go seeking out Meth...

Really, if the OP wants to go seeking out Meth labs and patrons to phitograph, he should be well aware of the dangers. Acting like the south is filled with nothing but meth-addled criminals shows a...
Forum: Travel 02-14-2016
Replies: 115
Views: 7,739
Posted By gdi
The drug situation sounds a lot like New...

The drug situation sounds a lot like New Hampshire or Greenfield, Mass. Where I'm from we basically considered Tennesee the mid-west anyway.

The OP may be safest spending time in West Virginia. ...
Forum: Travel 02-14-2016
Replies: 115
Views: 7,739
Posted By gdi
Man bun? Why not just burn the Stars and Bars...

Man bun? Why not just burn the Stars and Bars and show up in a Prius while you're at it - at least you'd get it over with quickly.

And be aware that some may think young artists are the best -...
Forum: Travel 02-14-2016
Replies: 115
Views: 7,739
Posted By gdi
Be very very careful when carrying a camera in...

Be very very careful when carrying a camera in public anywhere south of Manassas to north of Jacksonville. I recommend wearing a buckshot-proof vest under Camo, and keep a duck commander call round...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-14-2016
Replies: 33
Views: 3,089
Posted By gdi
Another from the same roll of old...

Another from the same roll of old tri-x...
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1513/25010972125_04b3a322c4_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/E78LDk)
CurvyBridge (https://flic.kr/p/E78LDk) by gdi2003...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 02-13-2016
Replies: 1,830
Views: 371,660
Posted By gdi
Widelux F8 Fuji...

Widelux F8 Fuji Acros

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1563/24278638604_089b97ca7e_c.jpg
Cherry Brook Farm with Snow (https://flic.kr/p/CZqnpj) by gdi2003...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-11-2016
Replies: 33
Views: 3,089
Posted By gdi
Great stuff!

Great stuff!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-09-2016
Replies: 33
Views: 3,089
Posted By gdi
Thanks all, for posting some nice pictures on...

Thanks all, for posting some nice pictures on really old film! While I don't think I will seek out more decades old film, I do plan on finishing a few 100ft rolls of expired film that I have lying...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-08-2016
Replies: 33
Views: 3,089
Posted By gdi
Sure - I shot it at 25 asa ( rather than 400)...

Sure - I shot it at 25 asa ( rather than 400) and I actually had a light orange filter on this, so I could have gone a little lower. Developed at 7 and 1/2 minutes in HC110 B.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-08-2016
Replies: 33
Views: 3,089
Posted By gdi
Post Your oldest Expired Film Experiments

30 Year old Tri-x
I had it lying around, so I thought I would try some...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1708/24539159579_d3fa569366_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/DorBdg)
WideluxExpiredTrix-1987...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 02-05-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 3,811
Posted By gdi
I have played around and dismantled a filter, it...

I have played around and dismantled a filter, it is easy. I just need to find someone who will cut a filter to fit and I could swap out for one of the useless filters - like the UV one or the blue -...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 02-04-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 2,602
Posted By gdi
The vimeo video is great - he is an extremely...

The vimeo video is great - he is an extremely cool ****.
The site censors "d u d e", ha!
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 02-02-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 2,602
Posted By gdi
I think this is the case because the background...

I think this is the case because the background is the same except for slight parallax shift. He must just be very good at shifting the camera because he only distorts a small and consistent band...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 01-31-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 2,602
Posted By gdi
Jeff Bridges Comedy/Tragedy Widelux shots

I know everyone is familiar with these, but does anyone know how he accomplishes these shots? I assume he uses a slow shutter speed and quickly shifts the camera to one side to reframe the same...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 01-31-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 3,811
Posted By gdi
I know this an old thread - but I have used my...

I know this an old thread - but I have used my filters with my F8 and they work great. The only problem is that you need to make sure they fit snugly. I had a full set and was at the beach and my...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-23-2016
Replies: 80
Views: 8,119
Posted By gdi
Thanks for info, Plummeri, I must have read the...

Thanks for info, Plummeri, I must have read the description wrong, I thought it only came with one holder. I see now that it does come with two.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-20-2016
Replies: 80
Views: 8,119
Posted By gdi
I am lucky to own a Phototherm and a 4 sheet...

I am lucky to own a Phototherm and a 4 sheet developing tank. I still backed this KS because it is cool and I sometimes like to just do experimentation by hand. Seems like a really good deal, but I...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-20-2016
Replies: 80
Views: 8,119
Posted By gdi
It depends on the film - if it is orthochromatic...

It depends on the film - if it is orthochromatic it will not be sensitive to red light and you can develop by inspection, but if panchromatic then you will need a dark green filter (I have read). I...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-16-2016
Replies: 58
Views: 9,952
Posted By gdi
If your don't need new/modern, you can get into...

If your don't need new/modern, you can get into an 8x10 camera for 500-700 or so. (Without lens) Examples include old Kodaks, Centurys, or even a heavy metal Calumet, or monorail.
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 01-16-2016
Replies: 40
Views: 25,168
Posted By gdi
Thanks for that link, I have followed CW off and...

Thanks for that link, I have followed CW off and on over the years and enjoy his work and commentary. He really hit the nail on the head with this post. It is astounding how hungry amateur...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-02-2016
Replies: 131
Views: 26,988
Posted By gdi
I considered one for a while, but that bokeh was...

I considered one for a while, but that bokeh was a real turnoff. I see some nice shots here which makes it seem the lens may be best suited to B&W film vs. color/digital; Helen's shots really stand...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 12-26-2015
Replies: 64
Views: 9,057
Posted By gdi
I imagine the Ricoh owners will be outraged.

I imagine the Ricoh owners will be outraged.
Forum: Leica SL 12-01-2015
Replies: 101
Views: 14,466
Posted By gdi
I am not sure which is worth less - the blogger's...

I am not sure which is worth less - the blogger's reviews or the reviews of those reviews! Give me KR anyday - he knows how to play an audience. I suspect he tutored Trump at one point.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-20-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 2,557
Posted By gdi
Great shots, Marek.

Great shots, Marek.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-12-2015
Replies: 47
Views: 4,198
Posted By gdi
Good points. My definition of a collector...

Good points. My definition of a collector includes not only acquiring some number of the particular items (cameras, motorcycles, cars, metal lunch boxes. etc.), but the knowledge to know which are...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 10-02-2015
Replies: 68
Views: 11,905
Posted By gdi
Blue Ridge Parkway A7R and FE...

Blue Ridge Parkway
A7R and FE 55mm:
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/575/21906996181_b007c8e797_b.jpg (https://farm1.staticflickr.com/575/21906996181_b007c8e797_b.jpgBlueRidgePkwy-2 by gdi2003, on...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-21-2015
Replies: 3,587
Views: 908,768
Posted By gdi
With my "new"...

With my "new" GSW690III...

(repost)

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/731/21557943526_0711c3ed27_b.jpg (https://farm1.staticflickr.com/731/21557943526_0711c3ed27_b.jpg

GSW690_Tri-X5 by gdi2003, on...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 09-20-2015
Replies: 38
Views: 3,615
Posted By gdi
Thanks mapsten, here are my first shots - just...

Thanks mapsten, here are my first shots - just scanned, with a little dust cleanup...

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/705/21584183215_af37418fd6_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/yTjzFV)

GSW690_Tri-X3...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-20-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 636
Posted By gdi
Heavystar on ebay makes great caps - and he has...

Heavystar on ebay makes great caps - and he has deep caps. I have a number of his M caps and they are...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 09-19-2015
Replies: 38
Views: 3,615
Posted By gdi
Quick pics of the...

Quick pics of the camera...


https://farm1.staticflickr.com/750/21363806688_94890e0359_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/yxR6qC)
GSW690III (https://flic.kr/p/yxR6qC) by gdi2003...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 09-19-2015
Replies: 38
Views: 3,615
Posted By gdi
Update - the camera arrived today, thanks to very...

Update - the camera arrived today, thanks to very fast shipping by the seller. It looks very nice, with a scratch here and there, but nothing but the usual wear. Looks like the glass, VF and RF are...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 09-18-2015
Replies: 38
Views: 3,615
Posted By gdi
Great! It looks more complicated than I would...

Great! It looks more complicated than I would expect, but that just means it will take a little more time.

Thanks JChrome!
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 09-18-2015
Replies: 38
Views: 3,615
Posted By gdi
I'll keep that in mind, if it needs it. ...

I'll keep that in mind, if it needs it.

Something else I was thinking may need tweaking is the RF (I have had to adjust almost every RF camera I have had - except, oddly, the Mamya &II). Does...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 09-17-2015
Replies: 572
Views: 84,283
Posted By gdi
That looks great compared to what I got! I may...

That looks great compared to what I got! I may give it another try.

I know what you mean about people loving the instant film - I was the "press photographer" for my daughter's schools 1920's...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 09-17-2015
Replies: 572
Views: 84,283
Posted By gdi
A friend gave a Polaroid SLR 680, and I tried a...

A friend gave a Polaroid SLR 680, and I tried a pack of Impossible film. It was not "special effects" but the results really sucked. I am not sure if the film was that bad or the camera has problems...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 09-17-2015
Replies: 38
Views: 3,615
Posted By gdi
I will check it out, Huss. But this one is from...

I will check it out, Huss. But this one is from the US, so I am hopeful!
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 09-17-2015
Replies: 38
Views: 3,615
Posted By gdi
That's right, Prest, what would we have to worry...

That's right, Prest, what would we have to worry about if the Fujis didn't have a counter? !
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 09-17-2015
Replies: 38
Views: 3,615
Posted By gdi
Well I did get one - a GSW690III that looks to be...

Well I did get one - a GSW690III that looks to be in very good (not perfect) condition from the pictures. Seller says it has 105 on the counter, and works 100%; it should just what I was looking...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 09-15-2015
Replies: 38
Views: 3,615
Posted By gdi
Yes, I know how good the Mamiya 7II is! I had a...

Yes, I know how good the Mamiya 7II is! I had a great kit, black camera, 150mm, 65mm, and 43mm. There was something else I wanted at the time, so it's gone.

But as Pherdinand said - that kit would...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 09-12-2015
Replies: 38
Views: 3,615
Posted By gdi
That makes sense - this is how my Mamiya 7II...

That makes sense - this is how my Mamiya 7II worked - no shutter clicks, just the wind till it stopped. Thanks
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 09-11-2015
Replies: 38
Views: 3,615
Posted By gdi
It doesn't bother me one way or another - I...

It doesn't bother me one way or another - I believe the shutters are durable and my only need for the counter is to estimate the prior usage. And in the situation you describe - a full 120 roll it...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 09-10-2015
Replies: 38
Views: 3,615
Posted By gdi
Many thanks, X-ray, Kuzano, and Mike. I have to...

Many thanks, X-ray, Kuzano, and Mike. I have to agree that it appears the counter is for shots not rolls - I have seen stamps on the later bodies that say "number of shots x10" (or to that...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 09-09-2015
Replies: 38
Views: 3,615
Posted By gdi
Thanks - I am finding that KEH prices seem to be...

Thanks - I am finding that KEH prices seem to be out of line for bargain-grade Fujis. Usually I jump all over a nice bargain there. Today, I just received an almost perfect Nikons 35mm lens -...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 09-09-2015
Replies: 38
Views: 3,615
Posted By gdi
Fuji gsw690III purchase advice, please

I am looking for a GSW 690III and just wanted to do a price check - I see them anywhere from $450 to 650+. Most of the cheaper ones are from Japan and likely well, well used. Cosmetics don't bother...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 09-01-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,695
Posted By gdi
I have one of the Kodak kits from a few years ago...

I have one of the Kodak kits from a few years ago sitting around. I believe it is unopened, but I am not going to use it.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-28-2015
Replies: 53
Views: 5,168
Posted By gdi
FWIW... I have had at least 10 DSLRs, 6...

FWIW...

I have had at least 10 DSLRs, 6 mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras, and 5 digital RFs - I had to send 2 of those in for service (1 Leica and 1 Epson).

So, my experience points to...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-21-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,611
Posted By gdi
I have no experience doing it, but I have read of...

I have no experience doing it, but I have read of it - here is a link with some samples and general tips.

I want to try developing some old Kodachrome in B&W chemistry - but I guess the remote...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 08-14-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 9,341
Posted By gdi
Yeah, that is some funky looking bokeh, but I...

Yeah, that is some funky looking bokeh, but I think it is more a result of the subject than the lens. Other shots show pretty smooth bokeh...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-10-2015
Replies: 84
Views: 7,441
Posted By gdi
M-P = Mii? Or, why not the "N"?

M-P = Mii?

Or, why not the "N"?
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-10-2015
Replies: 84
Views: 7,441
Posted By gdi
Future complaint on RFF: "I bought an MP on eBay...

Future complaint on RFF:

"I bought an MP on eBay for $3k but the scamming seller sent me an M-P with a cracked sensor! How should I handle it??"
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-04-2015
Replies: 72
Views: 8,920
Posted By gdi
http://www.debate.org/opinions/is-photography-art ...

http://www.debate.org/opinions/is-photography-art

35% feel that photography is not an art form. I have heard that throughout my life in claims that it is a craft, not an art.

Guess it really...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-02-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 8,268
Posted By gdi
Are you talking about in the US? If so, there...

Are you talking about in the US? If so, there absolutely are duties (no VAT, of course) on personal items from other countries - subject to some specific rules.

But, it sounds more like I have...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-01-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 1,899
Posted By gdi
Brilliant! I dropped a cheeto the other day,...

Brilliant!

I dropped a cheeto the other day, didn't think to photograph it... ;)
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