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Forum: RFF Polls 06-04-2013
Replies: 80
Views: 8,906
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What is the Mini M?

If there is anything Leica is good at (and Canon), it is the neo-science of supply and demand: limit supply to create demand, and do not allow flexible pricing by dealers. WHY IN THE WORLD do we need...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-26-2011
Replies: 160
Views: 59,457
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Canon 50mm f1.2 LTM

I pulled my Canon 1.2 out of storage because of the excessive pricing and seeming inaccessability of a summicron 1..4 or even f/2. These shots were from a test rolll, all shot wide at 1.2 on an M6,...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-30-2010
Replies: 121
Views: 9,723
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Leaving my Leica m6 with a unique Schacht-Ulm...

Leaving my Leica m6 with a unique Schacht-Ulm Travenar 90mm lens (M-mount) on a bus bench after a angry argument with fiance. Fortunately, I was in Monterrey, and (at the time) Camera West was two...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-30-2010
Replies: 150
Views: 11,386
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Polaroid Instamatic (family camera) Canon AE-1...

Polaroid Instamatic (family camera)
Canon AE-1 Program
Canon T-90
Canonet QLVII
Contax G-1
Zeiss Super Ikonta III
Mamiya 6MF
Ansco Viking 6x9
Canon 20D
Contax G2
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-26-2010
Replies: 110
Views: 13,674
Posted By canonetc
Sorry, I meant LEAF-SHUTTER LENS. A lead shutter...

Sorry, I meant LEAF-SHUTTER LENS. A lead shutter would be, ahem, heavy....
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-26-2010
Replies: 110
Views: 13,674
Posted By canonetc
Besides a Leica

Hello Bill and Fellow RF's,

A camera I have enjoyed over the last year is the Petri 35. The reason why is that it is (a) completely manual, (b) has a fixed lead-shutter lens, (c) images edges are...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-17-2010
Replies: 33
Views: 3,176
Posted By canonetc
Magnum Photo- New Direction Good or Bad

The new direction is neither good nor bad. They see the writing on the wall very clearly: the world is full of photographers, but not full of artists. Magazines themselves will get bored (they...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-28-2010
Replies: 89
Views: 17,833
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Hi Haziz, I do a lot of shooting in low light,...

Hi Haziz,

I do a lot of shooting in low light, so I use a Sekonic 308 meter, and I usually slide the white dome open to meter reflectively. Then, I will close my aperture down about 1 stop, or half...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 07-27-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 9,734
Posted By canonetc
eddale, would you at some point share some images...

eddale, would you at some point share some images using f/16 and above? Reason is that old school folders get a weird "astigmatism" problem when you use an aperture higher than 8 or 11. Look forward...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-16-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 1,948
Posted By canonetc
No, I think the Stimulus plan might not help...

No, I think the Stimulus plan might not help photographers as a whole per se, except those already employed as City, State or Federal staffers who will document the roads-building process.

People...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 02-16-2009
Replies: 33
Views: 2,841
Posted By canonetc
Refractions by Ralph Gibson

"Refractions" by Ralph Gibson, published by Stedl, is, IMHO, an excellent book on Gibson's photographic philosophy. I liked his language and perspectives. Even if you don't like Gibson's work, view...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-20-2007
Replies: 84
Views: 10,693
Posted By canonetc
One purpose of art is to allow us to transcend...

One purpose of art is to allow us to transcend personal and existential limitations, meaning, everything we know, don't know or think we know. Photography, regardless of the tools used by the artist...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 10-18-2007
Replies: 1
Views: 2,778
Posted By canonetc
Luc Delahaye, "Recent Histories"

"Recent Histories" by Luc Delahaye, currently on exhibit through November 25th at the Getty Museum Los Angeles, is something a rangefinder enthusiast should see. Or, any photographer for that matter...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-26-2007
Replies: 2,016
Views: 620,403
Posted By canonetc
Your favourite photo(s) you took with a TLR

I could not help but call it, "sniff".....one of my fav's....

Chris
canonetc
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 09-26-2007
Replies: 0
Views: 1,105
Posted By canonetc
Red Color News Soldier

Red Color News Soldier

"Red Color News Soldier", by Li Zhensheng and published by Phaidon, is an interesting book on many levels, historically, photographically and for current events.

A...
Forum: RFF Polls 07-03-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 1,260
Posted By canonetc
Paper or Plastic?

In the world of black-and-white, which has greater value: a silver-gelatin print or a digital print? Or.......?

Cheers,

Chris
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-22-2007
Replies: 18
Views: 1,295
Posted By canonetc
How about Velvia 100, a tripod and cable release?...

How about Velvia 100, a tripod and cable release? If you want depth of field, that is....

chris
canonetc
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-22-2007
Replies: 29
Views: 3,267
Posted By canonetc
Hey Bryce, yeah, for some reason the idea of...

Hey Bryce,

yeah, for some reason the idea of having to use a +0 or +1 filter just did not seem so necessary. I'm kinda lazy; guess I just didn't want to inset another filter into the enlarger. So, I...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 06-22-2007
Replies: 30
Views: 2,165
Posted By canonetc
No. 3 and No. 6 are the best, IMHO. 3: the dog,...

No. 3 and No. 6 are the best, IMHO. 3: the dog, peoples, and wall make nice composition. Funny and cute.
No. 6, narrow macro view and composition of ants to letters very interesting. Nice stock shots...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 06-22-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 1,314
Posted By canonetc
Good as a "Oh this is a nice one" shot; would be...

Good as a "Oh this is a nice one" shot; would be better if kid was awake and looking at you with one eye open. Would bring more of an impactful human moment than just the ear surrounding by the...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 06-22-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 2,134
Posted By canonetc
I feel that No. 3 is the most interesting. Isn't...

I feel that No. 3 is the most interesting. Isn't the Contax a great camera?

chris
canonetc
Forum: RFF News 06-22-2007
Replies: 131
Views: 12,050
Posted By canonetc
How about downloadable RFF movie clips or video...

How about downloadable RFF movie clips or video of RFF'ers doing their thing?
An "RFF Video Blog" perhaps? But, nah; we'd spend all out time watching movies instead of shooting....but for lessons,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-26-2007
Replies: 35
Views: 2,296
Posted By canonetc
When I shot weddings on film I would use my...

When I shot weddings on film I would use my Contax G2 for the BW, and an SLR for the color (usually). In doing digital color, I would use my Mamiya 6, the G2 or Leica M6 for BW. But, I haven't had...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 05-17-2007
Replies: 29
Views: 3,267
Posted By canonetc
When I want better gray scale, shadow detail AND...

When I want better gray scale, shadow detail AND high contrast but low grain, then split-toning is the way to go (as long as I have a good negative). I sometimes use split-tone printing if my...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 05-17-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 2,057
Posted By canonetc
1) Make sure your darkroom is WELL VENTILATED....

1) Make sure your darkroom is WELL VENTILATED. Fixer fumes can make you real sick real fast. Take a break every twenty minutes if possible.
2) LABEL your negative protector sheet by SUBJECT, PLACE...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 05-17-2007
Replies: 28
Views: 3,057
Posted By canonetc
Your Darkroom Philosophy

There is a great satisfaction in making a work of art with my own hands. In the darkroom, there is no question if I get the print right, or get it wrong. There is no intermediary machine making...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-03-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 1,271
Posted By canonetc
RF and SLR: Taking vs Making Pictures

An interesting article by Bill Pierce from the Digital Journalist on RF's, with notes on the Leica compared to SLR shooting. An argument? Not...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 03-03-2007
Replies: 160
Views: 23,844
Posted By canonetc
'cause I feel like I'm creating something with my...

'cause I feel like I'm creating something with my own hands. It's an alchemy and magic that no lifeless computer can give. A print exists; I watch it come into existance in "real time" through a...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-26-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 687
Posted By canonetc
You may want to ask them what the image will be...

You may want to ask them what the image will be used for. Book, calendar, magazine, poster, etc. This little piece of info can help in negotiating.

If it's for a magazine, the downloadable Estimator...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-02-2007
Replies: 83
Views: 3,709
Posted By canonetc
Shoot until you realize you are wasting film,...

Shoot until you realize you are wasting film, then shoot conservatively. Study the works of published "masters". Compare your compositions with theirs, but not necessarily the subject matter. Find a...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-10-2007
Replies: 28
Views: 6,767
Posted By canonetc
Eco Friendly Darkroom Printing

And here's another printed in Silvergrain developer. No adjustments to the scan.
So far, I like the developer.

Cheers,

Chris
canonetc
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-10-2007
Replies: 76
Views: 3,867
Posted By canonetc
A photographer at Associated Press Los Angeles...

A photographer at Associated Press Los Angeles named Damien had a Leica M3 with a collapsible 50, snugly fit into a pouch on his belt. He showed it to me and said, "Whatever you do, save your money...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-10-2007
Replies: 28
Views: 6,767
Posted By canonetc
Eco Friendly Darkroom Printing

HI All,

Okay, here's the first results, hopefully attached to this reply.

First image printed on Ilford RC muticontrast Matte using Printol 12 developer, stop bath and regular NuFix. Second image...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-05-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 688
Posted By canonetc
Here's the info from a "simple" form". Copy the...

Here's the info from a "simple" form". Copy the info, then paste into a Word document. I usually make four 4"x3" cards on a 1-page document, arranged in Landscape format. Then print and cut them...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-05-2007
Replies: 28
Views: 6,767
Posted By canonetc
Hi Dll: TSD01032 Silvergrain Tektol Standard -...

Hi Dll:

TSD01032 Silvergrain Tektol Standard - 32 oz $12.99
CFA01032 Silvergrain Clearfix Alkaline Fixer - 32 oz $10.59
CW01032 Silvergrain Clearwash Washing Aid - 32 oz $13.99 ...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-05-2007
Replies: 28
Views: 6,767
Posted By canonetc
Hi Dll: TSD01032 Silvergrain Tektol Standard -...

Hi Dll:

TSD01032 Silvergrain Tektol Standard - 32 oz $12.99
CFA01032 Silvergrain Clearfix Alkaline Fixer - 32 oz $10.59
CW01032 Silvergrain Clearwash Washing Aid - 32 oz $13.99
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-03-2007
Replies: 150
Views: 11,386
Posted By canonetc
Leica M6 (w/35 and 90mm lens) Contax G2 (w/ 28,...

Leica M6 (w/35 and 90mm lens)
Contax G2 (w/ 28, 40 and 90)
Mamiya 6 (broken, grrrrrr!)
Zeiss Super Ikonta III
Canonet QL1 (own two)
Canon T-90
Canon AE-1 Program
Yashica TLR
Rolleiflex TLR
Mamiya...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-03-2007
Replies: 28
Views: 6,767
Posted By canonetc
Eco Friendly Darkroom Printing

Yeah, Mervyn, I have to say that if I had known about, or been informed of the existence of eco-friendly chemicals, I would have gone after them a long time ago. Not just for the environment but for...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-29-2006
Replies: 1
Views: 761
Posted By canonetc
Hi Ray, I used to buy Fuji Mailers from B&H, but...

Hi Ray, I used to buy Fuji Mailers from B&H, but maybe some of the RFF vendors have some as well? My film was sent, via the mailers, to a lab in Arizona. About 100 rolls of Astia 100, and they came...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-29-2006
Replies: 28
Views: 6,767
Posted By canonetc
Wobbly, you make a good point: the landfill...

Wobbly, you make a good point: the landfill detritus of computer-digital items. Yeah, I often wonder just how long my Canon 20D has been DESIGNED to last. What's that term...."Planned...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-28-2006
Replies: 109
Views: 7,013
Posted By canonetc
I would love to see Canon or Nikon make a digital...

I would love to see Canon or Nikon make a digital RF for the "public". Heck, take the old Canonet QL and slap a 10.2MP chip in that puppy and I'm there.

On the other hand, I feel the reason they...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-28-2006
Replies: 78
Views: 4,586
Posted By canonetc
Some time ago I found a great book on Kodachrome....

Some time ago I found a great book on Kodachrome. Here's an interesting excerpt:

From "Kodachrome: 1939-1959" by Els Rijper:

"From the beginning of the color era, it was Kodak's intent to convert...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-28-2006
Replies: 28
Views: 6,767
Posted By canonetc
Eco-Friendly Darkroom Printing

Merry Christmas and HNY all,

I was inspired recently by a close friend to consider the environmental effects of traditional darkroom printing. So I did a little web searching and found Ryuji...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-06-2006
Replies: 43
Views: 3,038
Posted By canonetc
One of my fav's is "Humanity and Inhumanity: the...

One of my fav's is "Humanity and Inhumanity: the Photography of George Rodger." Compelling, compassionate images from a true adventurer.

"Requiem", a book of the photographers (including North...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-06-2006
Replies: 26
Views: 2,613
Posted By canonetc
RF The Americans is a great example of the days...

RF The Americans is a great example of the days when getting a Guggenheim meant something. HCB's America in Passing is one I'm still trying to get my hands on....for decent price!

Chris
canonetc
Forum: RFF Polls 12-06-2006
Replies: 398
Views: 30,029
Posted By canonetc
Canon AE-1 Program Canon T-90 (A valuable...

Canon AE-1 Program
Canon T-90 (A valuable workhorse)
Canon 20D

Chris
canonetc
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-06-2006
Replies: 28
Views: 1,743
Posted By canonetc
Oscar Wilde said, "The ultimate vice is...

Oscar Wilde said, "The ultimate vice is shallowness." Seems that can cover a lot of areas, such as image saturation, internet fascination, cellphone cameras, Reuters/Yahoo and interpersonal...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 11-01-2006
Replies: 4
Views: 1,663
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Zeiss Super Ikonta III, problem

Hi Fur and Pher :),

thanks guys, what you have to say makes a lot of sense. I'll try the wrap-the-spool technique and see what happens. I still think it may be some kind of adjustment issue, because...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-31-2006
Replies: 40
Views: 2,625
Posted By canonetc
Not sure if this was mentioned (I didn't read...

Not sure if this was mentioned (I didn't read every post) but security can clear you only from private property. Sidewalks and streets are public property, and over that they have no...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 10-31-2006
Replies: 4
Views: 1,663
Posted By canonetc
Zeiss Super Ikonta III, problem

Hi,

Does anyone else on RFF own a Zeiss Super Ikonta III? I have problem, whereby the images are overlapping each other. It appears to be a winder-spacing issue, and I am trying to see if anyone...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-21-2006
Replies: 538
Views: 49,179
Posted By canonetc
Maybe I'll wait and save my cash for the M9...

Maybe I'll wait and save my cash for the M9 full-frame 12MP version......like all things digital, a "consumer upgrade" is inevitable.

Chris
canonetc
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 09-21-2006
Replies: 32
Views: 1,894
Posted By canonetc
Pre-An SPeed Graphic

Yeah, as Matt said. You also use the "T" setting so you can look through the ground glass on the back of the camera and focus. Open the aperture all the way, and then you can see the subject more...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-21-2006
Replies: 27
Views: 1,428
Posted By canonetc
Getting Candids and Relaxed looking Shots

Occasionally I "shoot from the hip" when the subject/person is not in motion, or will be sitting in the same place for a least a few minutes.

Sometimes I will look through the viewfinder but instead...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-21-2006
Replies: 47
Views: 2,519
Posted By canonetc
I like RF because it makes me feel I am creating...

I like RF because it makes me feel I am creating something with my hands as well as the eye. I like the idea of being able to shoot even if the battery dies. I like the compactness and quiet-ness of...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 09-09-2006
Replies: 2
Views: 3,929
Posted By canonetc
I've had a few occasions where the lens barrel...

I've had a few occasions where the lens barrel was not fully extended, but the camera would still operate. Don't know what else to say but sorry that such a thing happened to you.

Chris
canonetc
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 08-20-2006
Replies: 103
Views: 10,116
Posted By canonetc
I believe many PJ;s used the Leica for...

I believe many PJ;s used the Leica for lens-quality as well as unobtrusiveness. It came from an era where you were forced to rely on your own compositional skill and visual reading of light instead...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-20-2006
Replies: 83
Views: 5,496
Posted By canonetc
Youth says I am old for not craving digital; I,...

Youth says I am old
for not craving digital;
I, too, once was young.

Digital eye fails
to catch the sun's true color
rising in my heart.

Leica dropped: bounce, bounce.
Digital dropped: write a...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-20-2006
Replies: 278
Views: 17,197
Posted By canonetc
I get better results with my Leica than my Canon...

I get better results with my Leica than my Canon 20D. I often say with chagrin,
"I use film for art, and digital for money." Sadly, my clients seem to agree....

Chris
canonetc
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-20-2006
Replies: 31
Views: 2,591
Posted By canonetc
Interestingly, a wide-angle lens is challenging...

Interestingly, a wide-angle lens is challenging and non-challenging, for all the reasons expressed in this thread. You can shoot casually or rushed and allow for cropping, or shoot well-composed,...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 08-15-2006
Replies: 18
Views: 1,184
Posted By canonetc
Canonet and Ilford Pan 50

Hi, you might also try Freestyle's "Arista 50". Attached is an image, scanned from a print. I rated it at ASA 25 and processed it in Rodinol 1:25.


Chris
canonetc
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-15-2006
Replies: 278
Views: 17,197
Posted By canonetc
Because I enjoy the hands-on process of...

Because I enjoy the hands-on process of development and printing. I really feel like I am making something. I don't feel the same way with digital.

Chris
canonetc
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-15-2006
Replies: 42
Views: 2,195
Posted By canonetc
Perhaps the dictatorships viewed photography as...

Perhaps the dictatorships viewed photography as more "real" than graphic art.
The proles could look at a photo of Stalin waving (and know it's him), or a graphic poster-art of Stalin waving (and just...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 08-15-2006
Replies: 18
Views: 1,184
Posted By canonetc
Hi Schrackman, I have found Ilford Pan 50 to...

Hi Schrackman,

I have found Ilford Pan 50 to behave like a more "normal" (and sometimes flat) type of film in terms of contrast; FP4 and HP5 are more contrasty. So, the tonality you have is very...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 07-27-2006
Replies: 7
Views: 1,337
Posted By canonetc
"The Leica, The Leicaflex and their Systems" by...

"The Leica, The Leicaflex and their Systems" by Theo M. Scheerer, published by Fountain Press London is a good one if you can find a copy.

Chris
canonetc
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-06-2006
Replies: 88
Views: 3,493
Posted By canonetc
Nice idea. Something I'd like to try is loading...

Nice idea. Something I'd like to try is loading 100-125ASA BW film, setting the shutter to f/60, aperture to f/8 and shooting without worrying about the exposure. Reason: I find myself overly...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-06-2006
Replies: 4
Views: 830
Posted By canonetc
Hi Keith, yeah that is one book I wish I could...

Hi Keith, yeah that is one book I wish I could afford:

http://cgi.ebay.com/This-Was-The-Photo-League-1st-Edition_W0QQitemZ7039733345QQihZ014QQcategoryZ29223QQssPageNameZWD1VQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

I...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 07-03-2006
Replies: 13
Views: 1,333
Posted By canonetc
I tried this: I stacked a number 3, number 2.5,...

I tried this: I stacked a number 3, number 2.5, and Number 2 contrast filters (from top to bottom) into the filter tray of my enlarger, and set the aperture at f/16. I hoped the filters would cut the...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 07-03-2006
Replies: 4
Views: 770
Posted By canonetc
Yeah, I would keep them seperate if possible. The...

Yeah, I would keep them seperate if possible. The other day I accidentally poured 20 ounces of developer from a tray into a half-full 1 gallon jug of fix, and my fix into my developer bottle. A...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 07-03-2006
Replies: 31
Views: 2,047
Posted By canonetc
Drying Developed Film

No, longer drying does not promote harder, scratch-resistant films. But you may want to use a strong mix of fixer for a a longer period of time. I usually fix my films for 8-10 minutes.

Another way...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 07-03-2006
Replies: 31
Views: 2,047
Posted By canonetc
Drying Developed Film.

Not true. It was an old-style drying cabinet, the door got closed by a lab tech, and the excessive heat and time caused the emulsions to run. Read "Slightly Out of Focus" for the real story from Capa...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 07-03-2006
Replies: 8
Views: 1,290
Posted By canonetc
Also, reset your lens aperture to f/11. Depending...

Also, reset your lens aperture to f/11. Depending on how close the lens is to the paper, f/8 seems way too much light for an evenly-processed negative and no contrast filters.

Using or not using a...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 07-03-2006
Replies: 9
Views: 4,914
Posted By canonetc
Rodinal/AGFA

Yeah, the Freestyle people actually told me they had bought all (or as much as they could) of AGFA's remaining stock once the closure was announced. THis, they said, was 2 truck containers full,...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-03-2006
Replies: 39
Views: 2,604
Posted By canonetc
Why are RF's so expensive?

Sir Jaapv sums it up really well (thanks Jaapv!). But if you want to spend less and have a great rangefinder, go for the Canonet. Refurbished for about $125.00, it's kick-butt, reliable, superb lens...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-02-2006
Replies: 129
Views: 5,221
Posted By canonetc
I was an RF film snob for quite a while,...

I was an RF film snob for quite a while, critcising those who "went digital" since I used to view digital as a "lazy" way to photograph and as "selling-out" to the bougoius digital corporate tyrants...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-02-2006
Replies: 11
Views: 1,033
Posted By canonetc
I think it depends on the situation, as far as...

I think it depends on the situation, as far as Vertical or Horizonal is concerned. It's a matter of deciding which way best gives you the subject and composition relationship that you...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-02-2006
Replies: 13
Views: 2,354
Posted By canonetc
Exposing Slide Film

I agree with Allan on Astia; it;s a great film for the price, and produces nice skin tones. Not as snappy and rich as Velvia, but very good.

I was always told to expose 100AsA slide film at 125ASA....
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-02-2006
Replies: 2
Views: 473
Posted By canonetc
I have empty BW Ilford/AGFA boxes filled with...

I have empty BW Ilford/AGFA boxes filled with 8x10 RC prints and labeled by subject, such as "Street", "weddings", "Models" etc. Also, clear plastic tubs (with sliding trays) with 8.5x11 manila...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 07-02-2006
Replies: 295
Views: 34,896
Posted By canonetc
Camera Porrrrn....lenses

Here's a recent buy, a Summciron 50 f/2, and an interesting 90mm lens allegedly made in East Germany. Love the Summicron's hood. The 90mm lens was a surprise, only cost me $150.00; when I compared it...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-02-2006
Replies: 4
Views: 1,482
Posted By canonetc
woops. Sorry, realized you wanted 35mm lens...

woops. Sorry, realized you wanted 35mm lens shots. My bad.

Chris
canonetc
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-02-2006
Replies: 4
Views: 1,482
Posted By canonetc
Anyone has Leica Summicron 35/2 version 2 and 3 image?

Here's some of my Summicron 50 f.2. Is this what you are asking about?

Chris
canonetc
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 06-16-2006
Replies: 9
Views: 4,914
Posted By canonetc
Daniel, nice shots on your blog. Love the...

Daniel, nice shots on your blog. Love the tonality of the images!

Trius, where do you get yours? Since AGFA's demise, been hard to find Rodinal here in Cali....

Cheers,

C.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 06-15-2006
Replies: 9
Views: 4,914
Posted By canonetc
Rodinal Replacement Test, ADOX APH09

And for those curious, attached are the inverts of the negs...Cheers!

Chris
canonetc
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 06-15-2006
Replies: 9
Views: 4,914
Posted By canonetc
Rodinal Replacement Test, ADOX APH09

Hi All,

I recently purchased some ADOX APH09, which is a replacement for AGFA Rodinal.
I ordered the ADOX from J and C Photo’s website (where it is listed as R09).

I tested the ADOX on ILFORD FP4+...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 06-13-2006
Replies: 187
Views: 24,732
Posted By canonetc
Funny but useless idea: the M8 should not have a...

Funny but useless idea: the M8 should not have a preview screen. Thus, the aesthetic of appreciatiing the art/action of photography will take precedence over immediate gratification. You won't know...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 06-13-2006
Replies: 13
Views: 2,914
Posted By canonetc
Ken Rockwell explains the difference between...

Ken Rockwell explains the difference between Mamiya 6 and the 6MF here:

http://www.kenrockwell.com/mamiya/6.htm

and gives pretty great thumbs-up on owning this kick-butt...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-13-2006
Replies: 46
Views: 2,363
Posted By canonetc
I sometimes follow the "Shoot first, then ask"...

I sometimes follow the "Shoot first, then ask" school. Take your candid, then approach the subject. If they say Yes, you get a nice portrait to add to the previous "real" shot. If they say "No",...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-12-2006
Replies: 32
Views: 1,735
Posted By canonetc
You can also sign on the back of the print....

You can also sign on the back of the print. Include "copyright (C) George Masters, 2006, all rights reserved." If the print is part of a limited edition, number it such as "2/100", meaning, 2 of...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-12-2006
Replies: 98
Views: 6,366
Posted By canonetc
It would be interesting to find out how well that...

It would be interesting to find out how well that NY ruling appiles in California and the other states. The 1998 Anti-Paparazzi law in California clearly concerns actual trespass onto private...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 04-24-2006
Replies: 27
Views: 2,687
Posted By canonetc
Mamiya RIP

Socke, Danke Schon,

Yeah, liquidation of capital assets. It's also sad for the people at Mamiya, and all those veterans (workers and users) who gave their lives to the company. Not literally, but...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-23-2006
Replies: 119
Views: 8,625
Posted By canonetc
Hi ModSoul, welcome! Gilles Peress ("Telex:...

Hi ModSoul, welcome!

Gilles Peress ("Telex: Iran" is a masterpiece of layered meanings and composition)
James Nachtway (not an RF guy, but his compositons and depth are one of the best)
Luc Delahaye...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 04-23-2006
Replies: 27
Views: 2,687
Posted By canonetc
While I know zero about business, I don't see why...

While I know zero about business, I don't see why the companies such as Mamiya can;t simply scale down to a more financially manageable company...y'know, a shack in Wales or Palm Springs where they...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-13-2006
Replies: 14
Views: 1,128
Posted By canonetc
Bracket. :) Chris canonetc

Bracket. :)

Chris
canonetc
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 04-13-2006
Replies: 8
Views: 1,141
Posted By canonetc
Same here as olmanwompa: get the Vivitar 2000....

Same here as olmanwompa: get the Vivitar 2000. Small, compact, inexpensive. I use a synch cord, but it's great. Not bulky like the 283 or 285. Auto and manual settings works great. Use a rubber band...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-02-2006
Replies: 13
Views: 897
Posted By canonetc
Waterproof Bag

Attached are three photos of the medic bag. On one I have the Mamiya 6, Vivitar 2000 flash and Sekonic light meter sitting in front for size perspective.

Chris
canonetc
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-02-2006
Replies: 13
Views: 897
Posted By canonetc
I picked up a Red Cross Medic bag at my local...

I picked up a Red Cross Medic bag at my local army surplus store for $15.00. Waterproof from rain, as it is designed with a water repellent, plastic-like surface and the water just beads off. It has...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-02-2006
Replies: 38
Views: 2,795
Posted By canonetc
Do not let your camera out of direct eye contact...

Do not let your camera out of direct eye contact when entering or leaving India. At my camera store, several customers who went claimed their cameras were ripped off in customs.

The smaller the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-01-2006
Replies: 14
Views: 1,292
Posted By canonetc
Talking Bloody 'ell. Yep, it's April 1st all right....you...

Bloody 'ell. Yep, it's April 1st all right....you wankers. :D

Chris
canonetc
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 04-01-2006
Replies: 14
Views: 1,492
Posted By canonetc
Take lots of batteries for your Mamiya 6. Those...

Take lots of batteries for your Mamiya 6. Those might be harder to find than film. I suggest two batteries for every week of travel. And two extra if you shoot a lot.

As they say, "For Asia, use...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-01-2006
Replies: 14
Views: 1,292
Posted By canonetc
re: darkroom prints compared to Epson inkjet-- I...

re: darkroom prints compared to Epson inkjet-- I don't think you are looking closely enough at the Epson print. Sure, from ten feet away it looks dandy, and lcan fool the average consumer with a...
Forum: RFF Polls 04-01-2006
Replies: 156
Views: 16,183
Posted By canonetc
Brilliant idea. For those of us with money...

Brilliant idea. For those of us with money shortages and need hotel rooms, we could buddy-up by region and have three or four members to a room. That would save some cash for all.

I also like the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-15-2006
Replies: 32
Views: 1,973
Posted By canonetc
Vincent's comments should be carefully studied as...

Vincent's comments should be carefully studied as they are well thought out (and have me thinking for sure!).

Whenever I start "snapping", it usually results from nervousness. One exercise I do is...
Forum: RFF Polls 02-05-2006
Replies: 61
Views: 4,047
Posted By canonetc
I enjoy LensWork because of the imagery and the...

I enjoy LensWork because of the imagery and the commentaries by Bill Jay. THe brilliancy and tonalities of the the images are impressive. B&W mag is good (and inspiring), but you have to be...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-05-2006
Replies: 22
Views: 1,009
Posted By canonetc
It;s a Canon VT rangefinder. Really kicka** if...

It;s a Canon VT rangefinder. Really kicka** if you can get it cleaned up and working.
Has an adjustable setting for various lenses.

C.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-04-2006
Replies: 56
Views: 3,857
Posted By canonetc
I believe that self-discovery is an essential...

I believe that self-discovery is an essential part of being a photgrapher. Harsh lectures can always benefit from tact, which makes them easier to work with. Sometimes lectures reveal a desire by the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-25-2006
Replies: 83
Views: 5,496
Posted By canonetc
Canonet, Leica: Rangefinder bliss comes...

Canonet, Leica:
Rangefinder bliss comes quickly.
Ah! The moon and sun.

Chris
canonetc
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-19-2005
Replies: 38
Views: 1,670
Posted By canonetc
I'd like to go to Japiur, India, or Kyoto,...

I'd like to go to Japiur, India, or Kyoto, Japan.

C.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-19-2005
Replies: 2
Views: 688
Posted By canonetc
Okay, I'll bring only two then. Is Chicago bereft...

Okay, I'll bring only two then. Is Chicago bereft of the RF influence? Is it an SLR purgatorio? Well, Oprah, here I come.....

Chris
canonetc
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-17-2005
Replies: 2
Views: 688
Posted By canonetc
Any RFF'ers in Chicago Area?

Hi, I'm heading to Chicago for a month starting next week. Wondering if any RFF'ers live in the area. Would love to hook up on the weekends of evenings over coffee...and RF's. I'm bringing...
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 11-14-2005
Replies: 84
Views: 8,958
Posted By canonetc
"Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow" has a...

"Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow" has a very funny scene at the very very end I think some of us here could relate to. Gwyneth Paltro uses an Argus, I think, but she only has five shots left...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-08-2005
Replies: 50
Views: 2,534
Posted By canonetc
I agree with what Bill said: if the learner goes...

I agree with what Bill said: if the learner goes fully manual, then DSLR can help them learn.
At some point, they should go to a film camera and apply what they've "learned". DLSR's do save on film...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-08-2005
Replies: 17
Views: 1,757
Posted By canonetc
Get a tilting-head flash (like the small...

Get a tilting-head flash (like the small Vivitar), then rubber-band or tape a white 3x5 notecard to the back of flash as a fill-bounce. Get a flash meter and test your flash output, then set aperture...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-07-2005
Replies: 45
Views: 1,926
Posted By canonetc
If I could start all over? Start with BW instead...

If I could start all over?

Start with BW instead of color. Roll, process and print my own stuff. I spent thousands on color film/processing trying to figure out what I was doing...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-07-2005
Replies: 29
Views: 2,669
Posted By canonetc
There will be a special factory in Hell for those...

There will be a special factory in Hell for those film executives who worship The Bottom Line. They will be forced to process Tungsten Kodak 64 in 8x10 sheets forever...by hand. And no lunch break....
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-07-2005
Replies: 5
Views: 1,135
Posted By canonetc
Yes, her images were full of feeling. I think she...

Yes, her images were full of feeling. I think she was a great and rare combination of writer and photographer. Being the lover of Man Ray also got her connected to HCB, Capa, Picasso and other Artsy...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 11-02-2005
Replies: 15
Views: 1,030
Posted By canonetc
Not sure if you can get it in Canada, but...

Not sure if you can get it in Canada, but SENSIDOL is a very inexpensive and good developer for 400 speed films. I normally use it when I'm processing Ilford HP5 instead of my favorite Rodinol, just...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-31-2005
Replies: 10
Views: 951
Posted By canonetc
Processing, either water marks in the emulsion or...

Processing, either water marks in the emulsion or other damage. Take a loupe and examine them, or flip the loupe upside down (or get a magifying glass) and look a the negative(s) at an oblique angle....
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-28-2005
Replies: 36
Views: 3,149
Posted By canonetc
Wonderful story! Sounds like you got a model...

Wonderful story! Sounds like you got a model apprentice, cool.

Hi Hoot,

"That's good that you have an assistant and student who is learning very quickly.
I think kids are better at recognizing...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-28-2005
Replies: 29
Views: 1,730
Posted By canonetc
Yeah, try Velvia and a polarizing filter. You...

Yeah, try Velvia and a polarizing filter. You might also try Fuji ASTIA 100ASA if you can get any. It's less expensive, but great in greens, blues and skin tones. Stay away from Fuji Sensia 400....
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-28-2005
Replies: 17
Views: 1,147
Posted By canonetc
Forget ethics and focus on GLASS/LENS QUALITY....

Forget ethics and focus on GLASS/LENS QUALITY. You might find BETTER lens quality with a "classic" camera than some "modern" cameras. For example, the standard 3.5-5.6 Canon sweatshop-cheapie lens...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-27-2005
Replies: 8
Views: 1,348
Posted By canonetc
Color Robert Capa WWII Photos

Some rich color images by Capa during WWII on the Magnum site for anyone interested. Kodachrome 64 or 25...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-27-2005
Replies: 46
Views: 1,766
Posted By canonetc
Thanks Jorge! now I can see it. By the way, I...

Thanks Jorge! now I can see it.

By the way, I sent a PM to another member, and this popped up on the top of the screen:


Notice: Undefined variable: argv in...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-27-2005
Replies: 46
Views: 1,766
Posted By canonetc
yeah, I can't open my gallery either. is it a...

yeah, I can't open my gallery either. is it a cookie or setting issue from my computer maybe?

C.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-25-2005
Replies: 8
Views: 900
Posted By canonetc
If suggest $1000.00. I suggest this price in case...

If suggest $1000.00. I suggest this price in case it is your first paying gig of this type. First clients can become long term.

Any developer worth his salt will know that $1000.00 for 3-4 months of...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-25-2005
Replies: 18
Views: 1,099
Posted By canonetc
TRUE! For them to "techinically" own all...

TRUE! For them to "techinically" own all copyrights, you would have to sign a written contract provided by them that contains the language "WORK FOR HIRE".

With no contract, they don't own anything,...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-21-2005
Replies: 104
Views: 5,172
Posted By canonetc
The old promise of technology (all tech) was to...

The old promise of technology (all tech) was to alleviate work, hunger and disease. I think if we look closely, very closely, at digital OVERALL and as a SYSTEM, can we say it has alleviated those...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-21-2005
Replies: 104
Views: 5,172
Posted By canonetc
Downsizing and keeping a more moderate market is...

Downsizing and keeping a more moderate market is a good idea. Rome wanted the world, and it collapsed. Hitler wanted the world, and he collapsed. Enron wanted the world, and it collapsed. For good...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-18-2005
Replies: 10
Views: 1,072
Posted By canonetc
Hi Johnny, I think your current choices are fine,...

Hi Johnny, I think your current choices are fine, and I second Kin lau's comments.

Something else to consider with film speed is the tonal range (of greys) and contrast (from pure white to rich...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-17-2005
Replies: 14
Views: 1,076
Posted By canonetc
For starters, the safest thing would be to get...

For starters, the safest thing would be to get the artist's permission, since you are showing
PART of their artistic creation/works. Standard copyright says, "no reproduction in PART or in FULL...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-17-2005
Replies: 14
Views: 1,076
Posted By canonetc
Hi JMP, As good Bill alluded to above, if the...

Hi JMP,

As good Bill alluded to above, if the image is not for sale or profit, or use by a third party outside of editorial news journalism, then the persons, objects and buildings are technically...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-13-2005
Replies: 38
Views: 2,181
Posted By canonetc
Hey, I don't want to detract from this thread...

Hey, I don't want to detract from this thread much, but Vince's quote makes me think of Lenswork magazine. I like the magazine and the the incredible tonalities of the images, but am disappointed...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-12-2005
Replies: 35
Views: 1,379
Posted By canonetc
Groovy thread sure to inspire. Knowing lenses is...

Groovy thread sure to inspire. Knowing lenses is like knowing the right tool for the results you want to achieve. Do you need soft romanticism, or contrasty war coverage? Or, contrasty romanticism...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-12-2005
Replies: 121
Views: 5,633
Posted By canonetc
Interesting that invasion of privacy can apply to...

Interesting that invasion of privacy can apply to both private persons and photographers.
Shoot the ladies' undergarments w/o them knowing may be invading their privacy, depending on HOW the photo is...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-04-2005
Replies: 50
Views: 2,097
Posted By canonetc
I think politics are inherently divisive because...

I think politics are inherently divisive because they often function from a "I'm Right you're Wrong" position. The politically motivated person who wants to post such images should be honest with...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-04-2005
Replies: 11
Views: 1,242
Posted By canonetc
As someone asked above, is it color film or BW?...

As someone asked above, is it color film or BW? If BW, you shouldn';t have a problem. Just soak the film in a darktank in water for a few minutes to clear away algae, fish bones or other detritus...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-30-2005
Replies: 16
Views: 1,066
Posted By canonetc
Hi Stephanie, sorry to hear about the finances. I...

Hi Stephanie, sorry to hear about the finances. I hope your print sales go well.

You may know this already, but if you sell any prints matted, make sure the mattes are "acid-free". Otherwise, prints...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-27-2005
Replies: 13
Views: 1,283
Posted By canonetc
Interesting points Ben Z. Hmm...so much...

Interesting points Ben Z. Hmm...so much "marketing" these days.....

chris
canonetc
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-26-2005
Replies: 13
Views: 1,283
Posted By canonetc
Well, at least they're trying. While the...

Well, at least they're trying.

While the mainstream media may not give a fig about them using Leica's or not, at least they're standing up for good old manual shooting and trying to downgrade by...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-26-2005
Replies: 96
Views: 4,651
Posted By canonetc
Landscape and still-life images still sell better...

Landscape and still-life images still sell better in the art market and attract more buyers than "street" or photojournalism images (which can attract controversy of a political or moral nature, and...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-22-2005
Replies: 13
Views: 710
Posted By canonetc
Correction: I think the freelancer...

Correction: I think the freelancer no-need-to-report tax level is the first $250.00 per calendar year.

Chris
canonetc
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-22-2005
Replies: 13
Views: 710
Posted By canonetc
Great advice here, Bill, not much more too add...

Great advice here, Bill, not much more too add except check the tax requirements for freelancers. I think (I hope) that you do not have to claim the first $500.00 earned in a year.

You could also go...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-22-2005
Replies: 34
Views: 4,845
Posted By canonetc
Some companies offer Managers yearly bonuses...

Some companies offer Managers yearly bonuses depending on their store or department profit margin. It may have been to his personal advantage to "make" you buy prints. Many people are too timid to...
Forum: RFF Polls 09-20-2005
Replies: 68
Views: 4,278
Posted By canonetc
The University of Trial and Error, Bachelor's...

The University of Trial and Error, Bachelor's degree. For obvious reasons, it was a ten year course covering color (failed miserably), followed by a ten year course in Black and White, Digital, and...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-20-2005
Replies: 15
Views: 1,353
Posted By canonetc
To slow the oxidation, I squeeze all of the air...

To slow the oxidation, I squeeze all of the air out of the bottle, then cap it, after any usage. But I'm glad to know it really doesn't matter.

Chris
canonetc
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-15-2005
Replies: 9
Views: 758
Posted By canonetc
Buy a circular and hold it up to the sky. Turn...

Buy a circular and hold it up to the sky. Turn the outer ring until the sky turns the dark blue that you want. Take a red, white or blue pen, and make a mark on the 12-O-clock (top)section of the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-15-2005
Replies: 36
Views: 2,322
Posted By canonetc
I'm still interested. I think Day of The Dead is...

I'm still interested. I think Day of The Dead is coming up soon, up on Olivera Street.

I'd be free any weekend after October 1st also.

Chris
canonetc
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-14-2005
Replies: 6
Views: 1,155
Posted By canonetc
I do the same as 24x30 and Doug, but I also save...

I do the same as 24x30 and Doug, but I also save the inner plastic bag and put the prints in them.

I think that the cardboard of the box or packet the paper came in (such as Ilford, AGFA, etc) is...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-14-2005
Replies: 14
Views: 950
Posted By canonetc
Ilford FP4 is excellent in Rodinol, also...

Ilford FP4 is excellent in Rodinol, also discontinued Kodak Plus-X. Buy a 100' roll and roll your own film into canisters. Cuts the cost by $2-$3 per roll of 36.

Chris
canonetc
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-08-2005
Replies: 20
Views: 1,673
Posted By canonetc
Hi Gabriel, 1) Layout is very nice and...

Hi Gabriel,

1) Layout is very nice and simple.
2) Need to rename the BW section on Doug Little to be the same as the color portfolio. Not everyone around the world who visits your site will know...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-06-2005
Replies: 55
Views: 2,832
Posted By canonetc
That type of behavior, from my experience,...

That type of behavior, from my experience, happens when a wedding shooter gets trapped in the business. With no way out, his/her photography has become stale and formulated, and they are bored or...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-06-2005
Replies: 64
Views: 3,436
Posted By canonetc
Hi Paula, I've kept the day job and do shooting...

Hi Paula,

I've kept the day job and do shooting gigs on the evenings and weekends. This allows me the capital to invest in equipment (and darkroom, paper, etc), and gives the peace of mind knowing...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-02-2005
Replies: 10
Views: 1,704
Posted By canonetc
What often amazes me is the VIBRANCY of color in...

What often amazes me is the VIBRANCY of color in his work; there are incredibly rich and bright colors within an often dim photograph. I don't have the clips, but there's one of some monks walking in...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-02-2005
Replies: 21
Views: 1,337
Posted By canonetc
Hi Bill, welcome to the forum! while I prefer to...

Hi Bill, welcome to the forum!

while I prefer to make a print in wet darkroom and then scan on a flatbed scanner, I sometimes use another option for processed negatives (which I do at home).

I...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-01-2005
Replies: 37
Views: 1,758
Posted By canonetc
It is important to feel comfortable with the...

It is important to feel comfortable with the camera I'm using. Sometimes that takes time, sometimes it does not. The "feel" I enjoy about classic cameras and rangefinders is the "thought" behind...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-30-2005
Replies: 5
Views: 926
Posted By canonetc
I'd like to read it; hopefully it also covers his...

I'd like to read it; hopefully it also covers his time in the Resistance. I've been unable to find anything (and he hasn't said much about it) of his life at that time. But I hope the book does him...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-29-2005
Replies: 21
Views: 1,072
Posted By canonetc
He may have just been verrrry curious about who...

He may have just been verrrry curious about who you are; as in, "Is that guy shooting for MAGNUM?"

Newswire guys would love to shoot with RF's. Some of them have never used one, but they know from...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-27-2005
Replies: 9
Views: 803
Posted By canonetc
If you really want to save money, buy a bulk...

If you really want to save money, buy a bulk loader and do it yourself. Film cost is cut almost in half.

Chris
canonetc
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 08-19-2005
Replies: 16
Views: 1,261
Posted By canonetc
I think you should set up a ventilation system,...

I think you should set up a ventilation system, and use a small heater to keep yourself warm in the winter months.

My previously unventilated darkroom caused me to get sick, with shortness of breath...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 08-18-2005
Replies: 19
Views: 1,137
Posted By canonetc
My cheap method: Buy two sheets of grey 16x20...

My cheap method:

Buy two sheets of grey 16x20 acid-free matte board. After rinsing your fiber print for at least an hour or more, squeegee it on glass (carefully, image side up, make sure glass is...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-18-2005
Replies: 29
Views: 1,543
Posted By canonetc
I've liked the BBC World Service (on channel 28...

I've liked the BBC World Service (on channel 28 in the Los Angeles area at various times) because they show footage and stories from the world that we never see on "local" news, as well as deliver...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-17-2005
Replies: 22
Views: 1,406
Posted By canonetc
Hi Chris, your approach sounds good. Have him...

Hi Chris, your approach sounds good. Have him learn the camera basics (how it works, what does what), and as Roman importantly said explain DOF, then go on to composition based on what interests him....
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-14-2005
Replies: 5
Views: 1,068
Posted By canonetc
The Fine Print in Internet Access

HI all,

I was reading the Tems and Conditions in an online contract for an internet provider, and Line 13 made me pause:

"13. Content you post.
When you post or upload content (including feedback...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-10-2005
Replies: 108
Views: 8,820
Posted By canonetc
While I don't live in jolly old England but would...

While I don't live in jolly old England but would love to visit, I occasionally see "camera" stores (like one in Sedona, Arizona) that focus 80% of their store product on digital. I think this trend...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-10-2005
Replies: 32
Views: 2,176
Posted By canonetc
"XP-2 sems to be a favourite but I'm a bit...

"XP-2 sems to be a favourite but I'm a bit confused - there was mention of using it at 250, but does this mean set at 250 on the camera but still processed as 400 or set at 400 and developed at 250...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 08-10-2005
Replies: 5
Views: 1,504
Posted By canonetc
sorry, I spaced out. My meds hadn't kicked in yet...

sorry, I spaced out. My meds hadn't kicked in yet :) That would be a fun lens to have for the 6....I should consider it....

C.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 08-09-2005
Replies: 7
Views: 1,547
Posted By canonetc
Here's an oldie you can probably get relatively...

Here's an oldie you can probably get relatively cheap, that doesn't fold but uses a tube system instead of a bellows.

http://porters.com/message_board/index.php?a=topic&t=82

I;ve never used it, but...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 08-09-2005
Replies: 5
Views: 1,504
Posted By canonetc
Can't help it. WHERE in the world did you find a...

Can't help it. WHERE in the world did you find a 50 that will work on a Mamiya 6 Medium Format? I thought they didn't work on a 6....if so, share the news!!

C.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-05-2005
Replies: 73
Views: 4,412
Posted By canonetc
Film speed you normally use indoors is another...

Film speed you normally use indoors is another factor to consider, as well as how slow can you shoot without any shake, and your desired depth of field (DOF). If you can get down to 1/15th of a...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-01-2005
Replies: 7
Views: 1,404
Posted By canonetc
I agree. Plus, I think Brody's eyes are green,...

I agree. Plus, I think Brody's eyes are green, which would mean brown contact lenses.

Actually, a better actor (no longer A-list but perhaps with more charachter; Revenge of the Nerds for example)...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-28-2005
Replies: 13
Views: 1,356
Posted By canonetc
I have a friend named Doug who selenium-tones his...

I have a friend named Doug who selenium-tones his BW Epson-printed art prints in a wet darkroom. Don't know his actual selling ratio, but the idea seems to be a good one to increase archivalness....
Forum: Other RF 07-28-2005
Replies: 16
Views: 1,451
Posted By canonetc
I've been getting the scanner-streak problem for...

I've been getting the scanner-streak problem for some time now too. I think it's the scanning head itself; I use Clone Stamp in photoshop to get rid of those lines, taking clone samples of the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-28-2005
Replies: 7
Views: 1,404
Posted By canonetc
I called Brody's publicist's office, who couldn't...

I called Brody's publicist's office, who couldn't give me an answer cause the publicist was out of the office. They told me to call his agent at CAA. I called CAA, who said, "we're not authorized to...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-25-2005
Replies: 24
Views: 1,122
Posted By canonetc
[QUOTE=claire]hi, i'm looking into getting a...

[QUOTE=claire]hi,

i'm looking into getting a rangefinder primarily for travel and such. i'd like something somewhat easy to use in that I can focus and shoot relatively fast .. ie. i would like it...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-21-2005
Replies: 6
Views: 1,774
Posted By canonetc
Man, that's sweet film. I should try some.

Man, that's sweet film. I should try some.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 07-21-2005
Replies: 8
Views: 929
Posted By canonetc
Yes, I tilted first; that worked a bit, but made...

Yes, I tilted first; that worked a bit, but made my square image tweaked on the print.

And I did try the focusing you mentioned. Not quite there either.

What did work "better" was 1) Tightening the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-21-2005
Replies: 8
Views: 1,884
Posted By canonetc
Hmm. Interesting. A few knee-jerk comments: 1)...

Hmm. Interesting. A few knee-jerk comments:

1) PRO: Preserving and presenting works is good for photography, its history and as an artform; it will enable many people to see the works online (unless...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 07-20-2005
Replies: 8
Views: 929
Posted By canonetc
Nothing I can think of, other than age.....I will...

Nothing I can think of, other than age.....I will try the recommendations made by everyone here as well. Thanks ALL!!

C.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 07-20-2005
Replies: 8
Views: 929
Posted By canonetc
Off Enlarger?

Hi All,

really need help with this one. I have a perfectly sharp 2-1/2 negative, corner to corner; but when I print, the left 1/3 of the image comes out soft, while the rest of the print is razor...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-20-2005
Replies: 67
Views: 3,971
Posted By canonetc
"The important bit here - moving faster from...

"The important bit here - moving faster from point-n-shoot digicams to digital slrs, and introducing three models per year - the move away from film for the enthusiast (SLR users) is picking up...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-20-2005
Replies: 29
Views: 2,345
Posted By canonetc
Joel Peter Witkin has my vote. An image of a...

Joel Peter Witkin has my vote. An image of a semi-nude a woman holding a small squash, and at the same time had a human head strapped to the back of hers (in such a way you don't notice it at first)...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-18-2005
Replies: 13
Views: 1,336
Posted By canonetc
no, but I can say "ARTIST" :) C.

no, but I can say "ARTIST" :)

C.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-18-2005
Replies: 7
Views: 1,136
Posted By canonetc
I did have this red-spot problem with 220 color...

I did have this red-spot problem with 220 color film in my Ansco Viking 6x9. A big red spot appeared on many of the shots (I think after the paper ceased to cover the film).

C.
Forum: Other RF 07-18-2005
Replies: 3
Views: 1,456
Posted By canonetc
No, but I would love to have one. They seem to be...

No, but I would love to have one. They seem to be fairly pricey still (ebay average is about $1200); but the 6x7 format, compactness and superb Nikon lens seems to be sweet sweet things to have....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-18-2005
Replies: 10
Views: 1,287
Posted By canonetc
Hey Jaapv, this is interesting. Since the M6 is...

Hey Jaapv, this is interesting. Since the M6 is center-weighted, doesn't the CW metering automatically cause the film to "expose for the shadows"?

If so, it would seem in theory that the prints will...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-15-2005
Replies: 10
Views: 1,287
Posted By canonetc
Exposure, Contrast and Saturation, 35mm lens

Hi,

I've been achieving better contrast and saturation in color images, when using an M6 w/35mm f.2 lens, by underexposing any shot by 1/3.

With the M6, the two arrows in the viewfinder glow evenly...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-15-2005
Replies: 10
Views: 2,190
Posted By canonetc
Big agreement on that one. I sometimes take my...

Big agreement on that one. I sometimes take my 35mm film to Ritz Camera, and have had the luck to have two techs there who know what I mean when I say, "Print to Black" (meaning, make sure to print...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-15-2005
Replies: 31
Views: 4,406
Posted By canonetc
For those in N. America, West Coast, RITE-AID...

For those in N. America, West Coast, RITE-AID branded film is actually made by AGFA.

Also, my local pro store has been facing some difficulties in getting AGFA supplies such as paper and Rodinol (I...
Forum: RFF Polls 06-30-2005
Replies: 63
Views: 4,907
Posted By canonetc
Lefty. Is it a left-mind, right-mind thing...?...

Lefty. Is it a left-mind, right-mind thing...? :)

chris
canonetc
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-23-2005
Replies: 1
Views: 457
Posted By canonetc
Paul Strand / Frederick Sommer at the Getty

Went to the Paul Strand exhibit at the Getty Museum (Los Angeles). While I do not know if Paul Strand was an RF guy, it was very interesting to see some actual Strand prints; including the one where...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 06-20-2005
Replies: 5
Views: 1,350
Posted By canonetc
Hi, thanks for all advice! I used isopropyl...

Hi, thanks for all advice! I used isopropyl alcohol and cotton balls, and the green stuff is gone. Works nice on the body too.

Cheers,

C.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 06-17-2005
Replies: 16
Views: 1,933
Posted By canonetc
Words of experience from the wise! :rolleyes: I...

Words of experience from the wise! :rolleyes: I just didn't like the results; too many spots. But hey Tom, maybe your fingers are cleaner! :D

cheers,

C.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 06-17-2005
Replies: 16
Views: 1,933
Posted By canonetc
Someone here at RFF made a good suggestion on...

Someone here at RFF made a good suggestion on another thread to lessen dirt/crap in negs: turn on the shower in your bathroom hot for about five minutes, then after using Photo-Flo, hang the negs in...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 06-17-2005
Replies: 5
Views: 1,350
Posted By canonetc
Jack Daniels or Rubbing? just kidding, thanks...

Jack Daniels or Rubbing? just kidding, thanks greyhoundman! Wow I feel much better now.

cheers!
Forum: Zeiss Contax 06-17-2005
Replies: 5
Views: 1,350
Posted By canonetc
Green Oxy Scum on G2 lens/body contacts

Hi,

My G2 has developed a greenish oxidation or scum on the lens-body contact surfaces (on the back of the lenses and the lens mount on the camera too). Any suggestions as to how best to clean it...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-17-2005
Replies: 62
Views: 3,114
Posted By canonetc
Being deliberate is a worthwhile goal for me in...

Being deliberate is a worthwhile goal for me in photography, meaning, I knew exactly what I was doing, and was at the right place at the right time. I did not conform life to me, I conformed to life....
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-16-2005
Replies: 26
Views: 1,449
Posted By canonetc
The love-hate-mutual-need thing going on with the...

The love-hate-mutual-need thing going on with the stars and paparazzi is an interesting study of modern consumer psychology, and how it is driven by “the industry” as well as “the consumer.” I...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-15-2005
Replies: 14
Views: 3,126
Posted By canonetc
What makes a rangefinder a rangefinder is not...

What makes a rangefinder a rangefinder is not only the ability to focus, but actually the need of the user to be able to visually know, based on lens selected, what he/she will be capturing as he/she...
Forum: Off Topic 06-14-2005
Replies: 4
Views: 501
Posted By canonetc
Hi CP, Ikontas are great the farther away you...

Hi CP, Ikontas are great the farther away you are. For some reason, my Ikonta III's depth of field shrinks exponentially the closer I get to a subject, regardless of f/8 or f/11. I believe much of...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-14-2005
Replies: 24
Views: 1,130
Posted By canonetc
Hi dphotoguy and all, are we doing this on Sunday...

Hi dphotoguy and all, are we doing this on Sunday the 18th or no....? please let me know, thanks!

chris
canonetc
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-13-2005
Replies: 38
Views: 2,234
Posted By canonetc
No, I wouldn't spend $3500, but I did spend $1600...

No, I wouldn't spend $3500, but I did spend $1600 for an M6 with 35 f/2. Why? Durability, longevity, quietness, lens quality and sheer coooolness. Glass radically improved my image quality,...
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