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Forum: Photography General Interest 03-09-2019
Replies: 8,888
Views: 867,452
Posted By markbakovic
it even came with extra bits (the tube and screws...

it even came with extra bits (the tube and screws at the front of the "group photo") - it had been adapted to use for enlarging with a custom iris-tab-holder-thinghy and blocked collapsawhatsits....
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-02-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,457
Posted By markbakovic
The camera that takes the best photo is the...

The camera that takes the best photo is the camera that's there when the photo is taken. If a small camera is where the moment is and Ansel's 8x10 is at home in the cabinet...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-02-2019
Replies: 8,888
Views: 867,452
Posted By markbakovic
This: https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7861/47210068...

This:
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7861/47210068712_5b892a8474_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2eVMWDW)Lens (https://flic.kr/p/2eVMWDW) by Mark Bakovic (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-02-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,457
Posted By markbakovic
You did but the language was usually...

You did but the language was usually different.

First bit of this might help:
http://spiff.rit.edu/classes/phys312/workshops/w10c/telescopes/telescopes.html

Fast lenses are less likely to achieve...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-02-2019
Replies: 3,587
Views: 908,785
Posted By markbakovic
Getting to grips with a new scanner, scanning...

Getting to grips with a new scanner, scanning negatives, using VueScan, using Lightroom, using Flickr, and along the way finally seeing what I've got in the film sleeves I've filled since losing my...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-01-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 419
Posted By markbakovic
(test and GAStrigger) photos here when you've...

(test and GAStrigger) photos here when you've made some?
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 02-27-2019
Replies: 101
Views: 3,299
Posted By markbakovic
Hey Devin, how about the Mamiya 645 1000s (does...

Hey Devin, how about the Mamiya 645 1000s (does anyone still sell the 1/500th-limited non-s?) option? Lens info relevant to Super/Pro too, but my A$0.02:

I'd love a 80/1.9 too but the two 80/2.8s...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-25-2019
Replies: 99
Views: 2,895
Posted By markbakovic
this is a great example of how the story isn't...

this is a great example of how the story isn't under the photographer's, or really anyone's, control. Mythologised or not, I doubt anyone was concocting a plan to sell film rangefinders, or books, or...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-25-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 488
Posted By markbakovic
freakin' awesome! needs a full construction...

freakin' awesome!
needs a full construction manual with the stereotypical isometric drawings etc ;)
In all seriousness though, I hope you both know that Lego Systems runs an idea submission portal...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-22-2019
Replies: 1,179
Views: 447,730
Posted By markbakovic
but not much longer......

but not much longer... *sniff*
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7833/47183695891_7e53f6e51d_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2eTsLW8)Rolleiflex K4A (https://flic.kr/p/2eTsLW8) by Mark Bakovic...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-22-2019
Replies: 70
Views: 2,093
Posted By markbakovic
we should have bought the $120 film adapter lid...

we should have bought the $120 film adapter lid thing for our awesome canon flatbed scanner 20 years ago....
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-21-2019
Replies: 766
Views: 178,193
Posted By markbakovic
These can't hold a candle to most of the material...

These can't hold a candle to most of the material in here (if not all) but I realised after commenting above that, even scannerless, I can actually contribute to a photo thread for a change because I...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-21-2019
Replies: 766
Views: 178,193
Posted By markbakovic
from the lay of the headland I'd say it could...

from the lay of the headland I'd say it could only be Cronulla, but the mud and rocks make me none too sure... I like your use of it and the "mirror-like" still water in composition, by the way.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-21-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 1,614
Posted By markbakovic
this had several people linger expectantly in...

this

had several people linger expectantly in front of an idle view camera on tripod while I waited to photograph a (empty) walkway the other week...

also: dashcams
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-20-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,539
Posted By markbakovic
count me in! last few days I've been testing a...

count me in!

last few days I've been testing a new-to-me FED2 all meterless, I actually find it a bit hard with 400 ISO film in the rainy weather here for some reason but not so much that I wished...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 02-20-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 726
Posted By markbakovic
I've got one of these...

I've got one of these https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Blue-Wide-Woven-Cam-in-DSLR-Cotton-Strap-CAM8608-UK-Stock/182535471307?epid=652810846&hash=item2a7ff640cb:g:2aUAAOSwstxVLSsx from schlepping an EOS...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-17-2019
Replies: 3,743
Views: 711,395
Posted By markbakovic
god I hate OM-10s ;) (probably unfairly... due to...

god I hate OM-10s ;)
(probably unfairly... due to sharing two with my dad, and only one "manual attachment" [stupid thing #1] between us... OMs should have a shutter bezel around the lens mount...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-07-2019
Replies: 70
Views: 2,860
Posted By markbakovic
+1 with my 2 25 sheet boxes of Fomapan 100 in...

+1

with my
2 25 sheet boxes of Fomapan 100 in 4x5 (cracked one this morning tho), 3 rolls in 120
50 sheet box of Adox CHS 100 in 9x12 (~75% full after 6 years)
1 roll Agfa Vista 400
3 rolls Provia...
Forum: Optics Theory - 02-06-2019
Replies: 57
Views: 2,677
Posted By markbakovic
It'd still have to be two different plastics to...

It'd still have to be two different plastics to have two different refractive indices, but if, say, the original cemented pair was two glasses with (probably high) dispersion characteristics that...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-06-2019
Replies: 8,888
Views: 867,452
Posted By markbakovic
See I wonder if just wrapping it in a plastic bin...

See I wonder if just wrapping it in a plastic bin liner would have worked better: near identical protection but at least it tells the postal workers "careful, this one was packed by an idiot". Your...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-06-2019
Replies: 8,888
Views: 867,452
Posted By markbakovic
How Not To Pack A Scanner

Especially not for shipping to the other side of the world.

HP G4050. So much for scanning my films...

this is AFTER the guy didn't post it until I complained... The box isn't even as big as the...
Forum: Optics Theory - 02-06-2019
Replies: 57
Views: 2,677
Posted By markbakovic
that looks a bit like cavity resonance to me a la...

that looks a bit like cavity resonance to me a la Fabry-Perot, like a surface pair is locally close to plane parallel. If so that might be unavoidable with the geometry in question. (I say this in...
Forum: Optics Theory - 02-04-2019
Replies: 57
Views: 2,677
Posted By markbakovic
well that was... bracing. Thank you to the...

well that was... bracing.

Thank you to the honest respondents to a poll about what camera equipment consumers glean from camera equipment manufacturers' branding.

To the others, thank you for...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-04-2019
Replies: 70
Views: 2,093
Posted By markbakovic
there is a "start" line on 120 backing to line up...

there is a "start" line on 120 backing to line up with that arrow. zoom lenses are not for me. cheap lenses are (mostly) not worth buying. cheap zooms belong in the foul smelling boxes they live in...
Forum: Optics Theory - 02-04-2019
Replies: 57
Views: 2,677
Posted By markbakovic
What does ASPH mean to you?

I don't mean "Is the Leikor Bloktron 42mm 1.3 ASPH a good lens?", I mean what do you understand about "aspheric" *photographic* lenses? What are they for AFAYK? Are there pros and cons? What level of...
Forum: Optics Theory - 02-04-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 640
Posted By markbakovic
chromatic aberration is just one aberration, its...

chromatic aberration is just one aberration, its no different if you look at the dispersion on axis or off it, though the fringing may move around. it just selectively waveguides shorter wavelengths...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-03-2019
Replies: 899
Views: 70,236
Posted By markbakovic
this is awesome.

this is awesome.
Forum: RFF Polls 02-02-2019
Replies: 71
Views: 1,762
Posted By markbakovic
if portrait==True: if...

if portrait==True:
if directionalLighting.azimuth<=160 or directionalLighting.elevation>=80:
cameraRotate(90)
useEye = "Left"

else:
cameraRotate(-90)
useEye =...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 02-01-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 684
Posted By markbakovic
https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/HAMA-35MM-NEGATIVE-STO...

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/HAMA-35MM-NEGATIVE-STORAGE-PAGES-2250-FOR-RINGBINDER-25-FILING-SHEETS-NEG-SLEEVE/222517410721?_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIM.MBE%26ao%3D2%26asc%3D20140106155344%26meid...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-01-2019
Replies: 8,888
Views: 867,452
Posted By markbakovic
my first rangefinder camera, precipitating my...

my first rangefinder camera, precipitating my finally joining this forum which I've used quite a bit in the past for non-rangefinder research. It's a FED 2 b/c I nearly bought a Leica IIIc + FSU 50...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-30-2019
Replies: 132
Views: 3,206
Posted By markbakovic
Canon et al must've taken this view looong before...

Canon et al must've taken this view looong before announcing it publicly. "What will happen to their business"? Where was Olympus between the failure of OM to compete in the high end and micro 4/3?...
Forum: Optics Theory - 01-26-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 2,860
Posted By markbakovic
Someone is wrong on The Internet! Squire, hand me my keyboard...

You've sort of got the answers and various additional colour and texture across all your responses so far, but some crucial points have only been hinted at, and a few responses could mislead the...
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