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Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 04-02-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 1,234
Posted By dnk512
Unless you are referring to an automatic lens I...

Unless you are referring to an automatic lens I am not familiar with, all V lenses are manual focus and aperture setting. Please provide the exact lens you are asking about.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-05-2016
Replies: 35
Views: 1,767
Posted By dnk512
Not much different than when Word Processing made...

Not much different than when Word Processing made it possible for everyone to spell check and format their thoughts; and then the internet allowed everyone to share those writings. However, good...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 12-25-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 2,819
Posted By dnk512
Best Wishes...

... for good health and to continue to improve in that we each choose to do!
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 11-05-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 5,197
Posted By dnk512
Perhaps I got lucky, perhaps others have samples...

Perhaps I got lucky, perhaps others have samples that give different results, but my Autocord is as sharp as my Hasseblad Zeiss 80mm CF. Side by side tripod shots all the way to f3.5. The Autocord...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-18-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 1,243
Posted By dnk512
Nikon 50 f1.4 AIS works better than the Zuiko for...

Nikon 50 f1.4 AIS works better than the Zuiko for me with openish-f (on Oly 4/3 sensor and Sony E-mount). But for both brands their f1.8 (late models) are equally best.

Nikor 105 f2.5 AIS (not plain...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-25-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,733
Posted By dnk512
Reminds me of my experience with LX3

My LX3 developed a similar looking spot. It was apparent with higher apertures settings (f5.6 and larger numbers) and mostly on video mode. I send it to panasonic and got it back in about 3 weeks...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-13-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 2,027
Posted By dnk512
Is this not a generalization? :rolleyes:

Is this not a generalization? :rolleyes:
Forum: RFF Polls 03-06-2013
Replies: 107
Views: 21,198
Posted By dnk512
What I like goes where my wife likes.

What I like goes where my wife likes.
Forum: Nikon RF 11-29-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 1,333
Posted By dnk512
What Elektrojšnis said. Rangefinders have the...

What Elektrojšnis said.
Rangefinders have the advantage with short/wide lenses. Once the focal length is long enough to allow space for a flip-mirror, there should not be any optical-design...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 11-21-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 5,579
Posted By dnk512
There are several usually discussed, GAS focused,...

There are several usually discussed, GAS focused, differences between the two DP2M and say rolleiflex. Examples:
Depth of field
Bokeh
Tonality
Sharpness
Contrast
Grain/noise
Even the coating of the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-02-2012
Replies: 41
Views: 3,631
Posted By dnk512
Original question was about *manual-focus* on...

Original question was about *manual-focus* on digital.

Yes, lots of very capable AF cameras. But, with manual lenses on a digital body the options go down a bit.

I tried 4/3 E410 with a katz eye...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-01-2012
Replies: 59
Views: 3,174
Posted By dnk512
Enough is free, no cost! As are all English...

Enough is free, no cost! As are all English words.

As of last check it is not a copyrighted statement or idea. Did Apple or IBM try to charge you for it?
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-21-2012
Replies: 100
Views: 17,259
Posted By dnk512
Nothing magic about photography. Many people can...

Nothing magic about photography. Many people can talk, few can give good speeches. Many can write, few are good authors. Many can run, few are Olympians etc etc
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-09-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 2,261
Posted By dnk512
No, circular means the *autofocus* will not be...

No, circular means the *autofocus* will not be affected. The meter is affected by the 1.5 f stops.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-17-2012
Replies: 56
Views: 3,350
Posted By dnk512
I am 108 years old. I lived rice and beans for 13...

I am 108 years old. I lived rice and beans for 13 years and with the remaining of my savings bought the latest $$$ top digital. Had to sell a kidney for the lens. I can say with certainty that I am...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-23-2012
Replies: 44
Views: 4,910
Posted By dnk512
Me, too!. Actually all three of them :p I played...

Me, too!. Actually all three of them :p

I played with Rolleiflexes and the E is no bigger that the Autocord. But, I prefer Autocord's bay I tessar, the film path, the focus lever, the lighter weight...
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 04-19-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 4,061
Posted By dnk512
I have changed settings inadvertently, but not...

I have changed settings inadvertently, but not consistently. The more I shoot, the less of those issues.
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 04-16-2012
Replies: 68
Views: 7,131
Posted By dnk512
dito

I agree with what CraigC wrote. Only addition is my hope that the external viewfinder attaches with a different mechanism than the current must-have-great-dexterity screw :(
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-22-2012
Replies: 99
Views: 5,944
Posted By dnk512
(yes I am) :o

(yes I am) :o
Forum: Optics Theory - 02-27-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 2,099
Posted By dnk512
It is the ability to zoom-in 100% with the click...

It is the ability to zoom-in 100% with the click of a mouse that made this and other lens aberrations so popular to discuss.

I recall slides that I adored until I had them greatly enlarged and then...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 02-01-2012
Replies: 248
Views: 33,176
Posted By dnk512
Nikon and Pentax have been major disappointments...

Nikon and Pentax have been major disappointments with their mirror-less multi-lens designs (speaking for my taste of course).

Frankly I no longer think that an optical viewfinder is a must. An...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-23-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 1,871
Posted By dnk512
Good one Dan!!!

Good one Dan!!!
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 12-07-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 1,990
Posted By dnk512
You should be able to adapt it to any...

You should be able to adapt it to any rangefinder:
http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography/hardwares/speciallenses/6mmfish.htm
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-06-2011
Replies: 102
Views: 10,495
Posted By dnk512
Funny! And good luck with this one... not all...

Funny! And good luck with this one... not all images work well with everything in focus. Several examples already posted here. But, APAB is a funny one!
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-06-2011
Replies: 102
Views: 10,495
Posted By dnk512
hmm.... I go with the mashed potatoes and gravy....

hmm.... I go with the mashed potatoes and gravy. One needs both to be good for a successful meal. Each can be evaluated on its own merit, and one can have several successful flavors, but only when...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 10-20-2011
Replies: 30
Views: 15,583
Posted By dnk512
+1 for what kuzano said.

+1 for what kuzano said.
Forum: Optics Theory - 10-03-2011
Replies: 27
Views: 2,929
Posted By dnk512
Like exposure you want to be close to perfect at...

Like exposure you want to be close to perfect at the time you shoot. Yes, you can adjust later, but you are limiting your self if you start at the end of a range of values.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 10-03-2011
Replies: 82
Views: 14,567
Posted By dnk512
It is hard for me to photograph aging members of...

It is hard for me to photograph aging members of my life. Friends, family, pets. I like to remember them the way I knew them as I was growing up. So, I remind my self that my pictures today will...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-23-2011
Replies: 89
Views: 8,426
Posted By dnk512
You are not alone. I avoid all extended repair...

You are not alone. I avoid all extended repair warranties. I have had horrible experience in general. For example, my expensive mp3 player that was repaired in less that a week, but shipping back to...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-04-2011
Replies: 41
Views: 4,759
Posted By dnk512
Rover, how did you become a "dad with a camera"...

Rover, how did you become a "dad with a camera" with that advice of yours?
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 08-03-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 2,567
Posted By dnk512
Yes, both my Konica III (different shutter) are...

Yes, both my Konica III (different shutter) are spring assisted returning the shutter/wind lever.
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 08-02-2011
Replies: 237
Views: 33,988
Posted By dnk512
I like very much the Nex bodies. I can dislike...

I like very much the Nex bodies. I can dislike Sony as a company like the next average guy, but I do appreciate their photographic equipment. The Nex line of bodies stands very high on my list and I...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 07-11-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 4,068
Posted By dnk512
Thank you for sharing! Mine is working fine, but...

Thank you for sharing! Mine is working fine, but good info to have!
Forum: RFF Polls 06-29-2011
Replies: 102
Views: 20,825
Posted By dnk512
Voted 1/8. At slow speeds it matters more what...

Voted 1/8. At slow speeds it matters more what your subject is doing (than how steady you are).
If subject is not moving, you will be able to control your posture/stance/breathing etc, too. I found...
Forum: RFF Polls 06-08-2011
Replies: 91
Views: 6,852
Posted By dnk512
The double exposure prevention mechanism on both...

The double exposure prevention mechanism on both Perkeo and Iskra has not been kind to me.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-22-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 2,122
Posted By dnk512
The performance difference between yashinon,...

The performance difference between yashinon, rokkor and (dare I say) planar/xenotar is minimal. Yes, there is a different 'look', but all those are very successful performers (condition matters). You...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-26-2010
Replies: 28
Views: 2,770
Posted By dnk512
...when it is of any concern. Out of focus...

...when it is of any concern.

Out of focus elements add to the perception of depth in an image. The rendering of such elements should enhance/support the elements in focus. Bokeh should not 'pull'...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-14-2010
Replies: 52
Views: 8,033
Posted By dnk512
Maybe it is the country I am in, maybe the town,...

Maybe it is the country I am in, maybe the town, maybe I am getting too old and not enjoying the attention no more. But, I never took out my TLR and not get looks and/or questions/comments (98%...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-11-2010
Replies: 52
Views: 8,033
Posted By dnk512
Me, too! Carry my Autocord more than any other...

Me, too! Carry my Autocord more than any other camera. Wonderful results and a joy to use. Sadly, now days, it attracts too much attention, so I avoid using it with crowds.
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 09-06-2010
Replies: 46
Views: 12,114
Posted By dnk512
Parallax correction or not you will get this...

Parallax correction or not you will get this 'shift' (near-far miss-alignment) with all rangefinders. Frankly, for this particular type of error, it is easier to manually account for with a...
Forum: RFF Polls 08-24-2010
Replies: 230
Views: 19,943
Posted By dnk512
Overated or underated is a function of one's...

Overated or underated is a function of one's perception vs the perceptions of others. Given the numbers of this poll (about even), my perception is in accord with the average. So, no it is not...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-13-2010
Replies: 46
Views: 8,514
Posted By dnk512
Minolta Autocord here, too I found the...

Minolta Autocord here, too

I found the Rolleiflex planar/xenotar to have better build, but the Autocord is a better design AND I like its lens rendering better. Its low cost allows me to have...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-21-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 1,678
Posted By dnk512
Paul Ebel should be your first choice.

Paul Ebel should be your first choice.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-17-2010
Replies: 80
Views: 7,382
Posted By dnk512
When the smoke clears and all the bells and...

When the smoke clears and all the bells and whistles become a distraction, an OM1/FMx is all that you need.
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 05-13-2010
Replies: 271
Views: 51,521
Posted By dnk512
If you make $$$ from my idea, I want 'honorary'...

If you make $$$ from my idea, I want 'honorary' mention :-)
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 05-13-2010
Replies: 271
Views: 51,521
Posted By dnk512
This camera is so thin that it should be possible...

This camera is so thin that it should be possible to design an adapter for film-rangefinder-lenses and integrate a true prism rangefinder that sits on the top of the camera. Integrate it so the use...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 05-09-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 2,779
Posted By dnk512
My only and big gripe about LX3 (and all fixed...

My only and big gripe about LX3 (and all fixed lens digital) is dirt on the lens and inability to clean it. Had to send mine for sensor cleaning (within warranty). 3 weeks no camera == not...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-03-2010
Replies: 21
Views: 1,440
Posted By dnk512
Do not worry. You exposed for the deep shadows....

Do not worry. You exposed for the deep shadows. That is not bad. Develop for your highlights. For the numbers you gave, I would use about 60% of the normal development time. Perhaps others here can...
Forum: Other RF 04-26-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 3,822
Posted By dnk512
Is it big or small?

Is it big or small?
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 03-08-2010
Replies: 30
Views: 3,332
Posted By dnk512
I gave my LX3 away because of what PatrickT said....

I gave my LX3 away because of what PatrickT said. Can not explain why. I do not have the same problem with my DSLR.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-26-2010
Replies: 22
Views: 2,864
Posted By dnk512
Check the focus... shoot a ruler at an...

Check the focus... shoot a ruler at an angle.
Film flatness may be an issue, or if someone took the lens apart (cleaning?)

My Autocord's rokkor may lack my 80mm Zeiss contrast, but is as sharp as...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-29-2010
Replies: 52
Views: 4,621
Posted By dnk512
Negative, where did you learn the technique to...

Negative, where did you learn the technique to load the film on the metal reels? There are lots of tips online. The biggest impact on my results was to keep the film bend (curved) along its long axis...
Forum: Argus RF 01-06-2010
Replies: 22
Views: 15,607
Posted By dnk512
http://www.fredparker.com/ultexp1.htm

http://www.fredparker.com/ultexp1.htm
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-04-2010
Replies: 25
Views: 6,456
Posted By dnk512
The 'missed expression' because of the...

The 'missed expression' because of the millisecond lag has a compensating technological fix. There are cameras that not only record 60 frames per second, but can save frames prior to you pressing the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-11-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 1,395
Posted By dnk512
Why not meet in a police station. Banks, post...

Why not meet in a police station. Banks, post offices are much better than empty parking lots, too.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-25-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 2,012
Posted By dnk512
Sorry guys, but the dark slide is a must if you...

Sorry guys, but the dark slide is a must if you wish to simply remove the back. Yes, you can load the back without removing it, but you can not remove the hood/prism, or the ground glass without...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-21-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 2,012
Posted By dnk512
The dark slide is only required to remove the...

The dark slide is only required to remove the film back. It has the positive side effect that prevents the shutter from accidentally firing when in place. It has the negative side effect that it...
Forum: RFF Polls 07-07-2009
Replies: 108
Views: 9,498
Posted By dnk512
http://www.nytimes.com/2003/09/07/magazine/the-fut...

http://www.nytimes.com/2003/09/07/magazine/the-futile-pursuit-of-happiness.html
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 05-27-2009
Replies: 65
Views: 23,961
Posted By dnk512
http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography/companies/nik...

http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography/companies/nikon/nikkoresources/fisheyes/6mmf28.htm
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-14-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 2,177
Posted By dnk512
Medium format is no magic. It has more surface,...

Medium format is no magic. It has more surface, so it allows for a less than perfect negative to print well at 8x10 (less magnification). A perfect 35mm negative has little to worry for up to 8". It...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 05-11-2009
Replies: 33
Views: 4,718
Posted By dnk512
If price in not an issue then get the CL. It...

If price in not an issue then get the CL. It costs more for a reason.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-05-2009
Replies: 36
Views: 3,074
Posted By dnk512
SLR is the most attacked form of still...

SLR is the most attacked form of still photography. Even before digital. Funny how it still goes strong. Ever wonder why? It is the same reason rangefinder photography is popular. The experience...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-04-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 1,244
Posted By dnk512
Oh, you are trying to focus with a cropped sensor...

Oh, you are trying to focus with a cropped sensor (tiny finder). Search the web about manually focusing cropped DSLRs. Very difficult. I had to replace my screen with a split prism one and after...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-02-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 1,696
Posted By dnk512
Frank, You got some great gear. The F3 is a...

Frank,
You got some great gear. The F3 is a system body. You *got* to try the other finders, like the waist level one with your 28mm, and the 6x one with your macro lens, or even the plain one for...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-29-2009
Replies: 34
Views: 2,955
Posted By dnk512
Frank, Glad to hear it got to you so fast! It...

Frank,

Glad to hear it got to you so fast!

It is a great tool, enjoy!

--dimitri
Forum: Optics Theory - 04-26-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 1,024
Posted By dnk512
What Brian said... It works for the front...

What Brian said... It works for the front element. If you paid a lot of money you should not mess with it and return it. But if you decide to keep it then the fix is easy.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-20-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 2,003
Posted By dnk512
B&H once send me a new camera that had an issue...

B&H once send me a new camera that had an issue (cosmetic). I called them and they suggested to have UPS pick it up for free and ship me a new unit for no additional shipping charge, *IF* I was...
Forum: RFF Polls 03-29-2009
Replies: 160
Views: 20,070
Posted By dnk512
http://www.amazon.com/Elements-Photography-Underst...

http://www.amazon.com/Elements-Photography-Understanding-Creating-Sophisticated/dp/0240809424/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1238375861&sr=8-1

I do not have formal training in art, but want to share...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-26-2009
Replies: 38
Views: 2,828
Posted By dnk512
Educate your self. Lots of good links and ideas...

Educate your self. Lots of good links and ideas above.

You are about to do business in a field filled with crooks who have been scamming folks for years now.

Outside Nigeria, as has been stated...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-24-2009
Replies: 104
Views: 5,868
Posted By dnk512
2x Konica III 3x Minolta Autocord Now, when will...

2x Konica III
3x Minolta Autocord

Now, when will you ask about duplicate lenses? :p
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 03-18-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 1,659
Posted By dnk512
Hmmm... I can get a minty Hassy with 2-3 lenses...

Hmmm... I can get a minty Hassy with 2-3 lenses for that much. Or one of several reconditioned classic folders, with half the money saved and more fun to use! This is for those who like to spend $$,...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-12-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 1,232
Posted By dnk512
You are not crazy. I found the lower bayonet for...

You are not crazy. I found the lower bayonet for my 1964 Autocord to fit differently from the top bayonet in the same body, and, even more different from the lower bayonet of 1965 version. In...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-07-2009
Replies: 24
Views: 2,570
Posted By dnk512
Well, I think s/he should be fired! These photos...

Well, I think s/he should be fired! These photos missed the decisive moment, lack composition and there is zero eye contact with the subject.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-28-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 1,562
Posted By dnk512
Get a bag made of fabric so your hands do not...

Get a bag made of fabric so your hands do not sweat. Get a size that can handle at least one size bigger film than you use.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 10-13-2008
Replies: 40
Views: 5,437
Posted By dnk512
How do you focus when you use the lens on a 35mm...

How do you focus when you use the lens on a 35mm body? Do you still rotate the front element? Or do you move the lens as one piece back and forth?

Also, the pictures you test as unsharp, are they at...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-07-2008
Replies: 30
Views: 2,122
Posted By dnk512
Oh one more thing: The FM2 does not meter when...

Oh one more thing: The FM2 does not meter when shutter is set to 'B'. Gives the feeling that the batteries are dead. I do not have my F3 near to test that with it.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-07-2008
Replies: 30
Views: 2,122
Posted By dnk512
Are the batteries fresh? They do have a limited...

Are the batteries fresh? They do have a limited self life. If you can, test the batteries with a volt meter or another body. I hope it is the batteries or the switch ON lever at the winder. I recall...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 09-28-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 2,646
Posted By dnk512
Facts: The 7SII will cost you less in chrome,...

Facts: The 7SII will cost you less in chrome, but, a lot more in black. The S3 comes in black only. The S3 has less distortion in the viewfinder. The 7SII has full manual controls without battery....
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-14-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 1,414
Posted By dnk512
Both are AIS (see the shallow groove on the mount...

Both are AIS (see the shallow groove on the mount -- at 6' oclock on the 55mm right image and at 4 oclock on the mount image of the 24mm). There are nice lenses, but the going rate is low. The 55 has...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-05-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 939
Posted By dnk512
Positive experience with Alex photo, on the 'bay,...

Positive experience with Alex photo, on the 'bay, from me, too! Zorki 3M years back! As described and as pictured! Good communication, and quick shipment.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 03-03-2008
Replies: 37
Views: 1,588
Posted By dnk512
Developing the film is only such a small part of...

Developing the film is only such a small part of the line. Printing is there, too, and printing business should be going up. So many new places are now online to print your digital pictures. Why did...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 03-03-2008
Replies: 24
Views: 1,787
Posted By dnk512
I say $1,999 but only because I wish it is not...

I say $1,999 but only because I wish it is not more....!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-24-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 693
Posted By dnk512
Using the same film/ASA, the medium format will...

Using the same film/ASA, the medium format will win. The tonality and enlarged detail will be a tad better. Especially if you start cropping. I always felt that I had to use top technique to get...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-24-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 842
Posted By dnk512
The 123G should be checked for spacing between...

The 123G should be checked for spacing between frames accuracy... the reason I gave mine up :-(
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 02-24-2008
Replies: 44
Views: 2,596
Posted By dnk512
Rangefinders from that era focus from 3 feet, or...

Rangefinders from that era focus from 3 feet, or 5 feet to infinity. You bought a Certo 6 from Certo6 :-). Lots of folks are happy with his work, but some folks are not so happy. If the camera you...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-15-2008
Replies: 52
Views: 1,488
Posted By dnk512
Sadly it is true that one of the early and big...

Sadly it is true that one of the early and big arguments on the benefits of digital was savings. This, like most things in life, is only true in some cases... not in all cases.

The OP did not ask...
Forum: RFF Polls 02-10-2008
Replies: 144
Views: 24,288
Posted By dnk512
Permanet hoods have eliminate the need to clean...

Permanet hoods have eliminate the need to clean my lenses. At most I use a manual blower if I see vissible particles. If there are spray marks or such, then I use a blower, brush, microfiber with...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-10-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 1,133
Posted By dnk512
Aaaah.... UT campus :-) Those look fine. If...

Aaaah.... UT campus :-)

Those look fine. If anything a bit over developed. Adjust contrast/brightness and they will be fine.
Forum: Optics Theory - 02-10-2008
Replies: 31
Views: 1,829
Posted By dnk512
I will add a different thought, too. Do you...

I will add a different thought, too.

Do you like how your telephoto (say 100mm) renters out of focus areas (for a given f-stop), and, do you wish you could include more scene around your subject...
Forum: Optics Theory - 02-10-2008
Replies: 31
Views: 1,829
Posted By dnk512
Here is a little experiment YOU ALL CAN DO -- no...

Here is a little experiment YOU ALL CAN DO -- no medium format required:

Shoot Frank's model in the marina with your favorite 50 on you 35mm camera (at say f4). Now shoot the same scene with your...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-02-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 1,798
Posted By dnk512
Sorry, no experience with Hewes 120. I do use...

Sorry, no experience with Hewes 120. I do use Hewes 35mm and Kindernmann 120 and 35mm. Each has a different way of holding the begging of the film. The goal in each is to provide some traction...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 01-26-2008
Replies: 195
Views: 17,053
Posted By dnk512
I think it is cool! I do not think it will be a...

I think it is cool! I do not think it will be a $500 model. Rather a $2-3K model. It will not drive used gear prices down, but it will build its price on top of the used gear prices. It will not...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-06-2008
Replies: 35
Views: 1,362
Posted By dnk512
Ahhhh, darkened edge on the film or on the print?...

Ahhhh, darkened edge on the film or on the print? Dark on the film is, most likely from a light leak. Darken edge on the print is from no enough developer in your tank.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-06-2008
Replies: 35
Views: 1,362
Posted By dnk512
The amount of developer depends on the tank your...

The amount of developer depends on the tank your are using. Best way to check this is to measure the water you add in your final rinse and open the lid to inspect it before you drain it.

I agree...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-18-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 1,132
Posted By dnk512
Most times this last screw can be reached after...

Most times this last screw can be reached after you remove the rewind lever. Do this: Open the back of the camera. Notice that when you turn the rewind lever, on the inside there is a 2 prong axis...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-04-2007
Replies: 29
Views: 2,297
Posted By dnk512
How many megapixels? How is the noise at 6400 ISO?

How many megapixels? How is the noise at 6400 ISO?
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-18-2007
Replies: 58
Views: 6,330
Posted By dnk512
Everybody seems to admire a sharp photo. But, no...

Everybody seems to admire a sharp photo. But, no photo endures the passing of time solely on sharpness.

I think sharpness has a necessary minimum, same as exposure, same as composition. As long as...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 10-23-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 807
Posted By dnk512
The sort answer is 'Not in store; yes for send to...

The sort answer is 'Not in store; yes for send to outside lab'.

The longer answer is that some locations have the machines capable of in store processing, but nearly none contains the necessary...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 10-13-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 2,172
Posted By dnk512
There is a huge difference in the build of...

There is a huge difference in the build of different cameras. Taking apart a cannonet to clear an inner element was very difficult. Tiny screws, tight spaces, complex design. Taking apart my autocord...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 10-07-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 1,443
Posted By dnk512
Nope! You should be able to get a great unit for...

Nope! You should be able to get a great unit for about half this price.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 10-04-2007
Replies: 31
Views: 1,974
Posted By dnk512
I agree with mfogiel. Any light reaching your...

I agree with mfogiel. Any light reaching your glass, while not part of the image you are recording, will degrade the contrast of your image. Modern coatings do a great job at minimizing such effect,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-22-2007
Replies: 51
Views: 4,444
Posted By dnk512
I love HCB, but I respectfully disagree! Funny...

I love HCB, but I respectfully disagree! Funny analogy though!
Forum: Off Topic 09-01-2007
Replies: 44
Views: 2,139
Posted By dnk512
Are you asking about the meaning of 'soliciting',...

Are you asking about the meaning of 'soliciting', or 'sex'?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-19-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 931
Posted By dnk512
This has not happen, yet. I think I will stick...

This has not happen, yet. I think I will stick with HP5 @ 400 or so... with the Tri X as a non-critical option... Thank you all! If I end up using Tri X at high ISO I will report the result here. Oh,...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-18-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 931
Posted By dnk512
Airport scanners and Tri X in Diafine (pushed at 3200)

I did lots of reading on people's opinions and greatly different experiences with airport scanners and their effect on 400 ISO film. I am willing to accept the notion that 400 film will NOT be...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-13-2007
Replies: 68
Views: 15,204
Posted By dnk512
Oh, one last thought: If you like the Nikon...

Oh, one last thought: If you like the Nikon manual system, you will end up buying both.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-13-2007
Replies: 68
Views: 15,204
Posted By dnk512
I have them both. I am not selling either. The...

I have them both. I am not selling either.

The FM2n is my favorite carry around as it is lighter and very simple in operation. The F3 is the best on a tripod. Though it does fit well in my hands, it...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-15-2007
Replies: 1
Views: 2,303
Posted By dnk512
I have tried the Maxwell with grid and the...

I have tried the Maxwell with grid and the Maxwell with split center on Minolta Autocords only. Both are nice and bright, but you do loose a bit of the 'snap' (that is the out of focus is not as...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-12-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 882
Posted By dnk512
Downsampling should give you better results. So,...

Downsampling should give you better results. So, option B.

However, the samples you are looking at have lots of post-processing (in addition to a clear capture to start with). And, yes, a better...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-19-2007
Replies: 18
Views: 1,352
Posted By dnk512
Nothing stops you from testing the speeds with...

Nothing stops you from testing the speeds with film. Put a translucent cover in place of the lens. Shoot a constant, even light source at different speeds and expect uniform exposures with the...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 06-10-2007
Replies: 28
Views: 8,072
Posted By dnk512
Oh, yeah, there are push filters, but good luck...

Oh, yeah, there are push filters, but good luck finding the right size and all. Better luck to simply hold, an oversized one, in frond of the lens for the shots that need it.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 06-10-2007
Replies: 28
Views: 8,072
Posted By dnk512
The plate on the back door should have a light...

The plate on the back door should have a light trap around the red window (between the door and presure plate). If it does not, then you should make one. Use some thick, soft black fabric from around...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 06-10-2007
Replies: 28
Views: 8,072
Posted By dnk512
Does it have a red window in the middle of the...

Does it have a red window in the middle of the back door? Roll the film till you see the number 1 through the red window. Depending on the film you use, there are warning markings as you aproach a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-31-2007
Replies: 43
Views: 3,038
Posted By dnk512
Minolta Autocord

Minolta Autocord
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-22-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 1,279
Posted By dnk512
Note: For the web, epson flatbeds are fine using...

Note: For the web, epson flatbeds are fine using 35mm.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-22-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 1,279
Posted By dnk512
Prices include shipping: ...

Prices include shipping:

http://www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/consumer/consDetail.jsp?BV_UseBVCookie=yes&oid=53728579

or
...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-05-2007
Replies: 72
Views: 3,812
Posted By dnk512
Much like manual control of focus and exposure,...

Much like manual control of focus and exposure, processing your own prints (analog and/or digital) increases your creative options.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-19-2007
Replies: 74
Views: 3,653
Posted By dnk512
Some time ago there was an article competition...

Some time ago there was an article competition here at RFF about the experience of using RF. There were several good submisions and, of course, a winner. Anyone has the link(s) to those?
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-16-2007
Replies: 23
Views: 2,393
Posted By dnk512
The high end digital is very comparable with high...

The high end digital is very comparable with high end film as long as the enlargment does not stretch pixels nor grain. What people 'spot' easily is poor digital and/or poor film images (ok, some...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-15-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 2,338
Posted By dnk512
Thank you for the link toyotadesigner!

Thank you for the link toyotadesigner!
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-15-2007
Replies: 49
Views: 2,795
Posted By dnk512
Are we born great (artists ?) or can we became...

Are we born great (artists ?) or can we became great by going to school? Is this your question?

My thought is that we are all born we certain qualities. Each of us with some more than others. But,...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 04-15-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 1,759
Posted By dnk512
In 35mm, Konica III A. In 120, Super...

In 35mm, Konica III A. In 120, Super Isolette/Speedex. All are larger than most 35mm rangefinders of the 1970's with meter and/or autoexposure.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-10-2007
Replies: 2
Views: 928
Posted By dnk512
What will it taste like?

What will it taste like?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-06-2007
Replies: 61
Views: 3,861
Posted By dnk512
Based on your requirements the Epic (fixed lens)...

Based on your requirements the Epic (fixed lens) is the best camera for you. Search the web, lots of people wrote short/positive reviews for it (including my self).

Wonderful lens, quick...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-27-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 2,570
Posted By dnk512
Run a roll and ensure that focusing works for far...

Run a roll and ensure that focusing works for far and close objects, and that the plane of focus is parallel to the film (shoot a wall). If all these are good, and what he is saying is true, you have...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-26-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 3,670
Posted By dnk512
I've used them on my spare Autocord. You will...

I've used them on my spare Autocord. You will need to do some kind of modification for the prism to fit. Mine had a bad flip-up magnifier, so I removed the moving parts. Kept the frame with the...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-22-2007
Replies: 82
Views: 7,775
Posted By dnk512
Thumbs up I like it here!

Great! Thank you, thank you thank you! :)

This will now be my home! ;)

xoxoxo
Forum: RFF News 03-20-2007
Replies: 33
Views: 4,918
Posted By dnk512
OK, I do not like not being able to change my...

OK, I do not like not being able to change my vote :mad:

I meant to click on 2, but did so on 3 :(

There is a core/common set of repair advice that can not fit in the existing forums tree. Then...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-18-2007
Replies: 41
Views: 3,287
Posted By dnk512
Your... age is right :D

Your... age is right :D
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-18-2007
Replies: 41
Views: 3,287
Posted By dnk512
I would like it!

I would like it!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-17-2007
Replies: 23
Views: 1,739
Posted By dnk512
Scratches on the emulsion should look dark on...

Scratches on the emulsion should look dark on print. These look like light leak marks.
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 03-10-2007
Replies: 18
Views: 2,775
Posted By dnk512
Any Epson printer that MIS has B&W inks for.

Any Epson printer that MIS has B&W inks for.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-09-2007
Replies: 19
Views: 1,627
Posted By dnk512
Follow the instructions at each particular gate....

Follow the instructions at each particular gate. Have your film in a clear bag and ask the people working at each gate. I've always asked for hand-check. In the US they always do so. In Europe they...
Forum: Photo Software 03-05-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 1,835
Posted By dnk512
Haven't tried many options, but I am using MIS...

Haven't tried many options, but I am using MIS inks with Epson printer/paper and I am very happy. Here is the link:

http://www.inksupply.com/bwpage.cfm
Forum: Yashica RF 03-03-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 868
Posted By dnk512
Ha ha ha! Glad to see I am not the only one that...

Ha ha ha! Glad to see I am not the only one that got a clunker of [email protected] BTW, from the clunkers I got, half have stayed with me as parts/training units, too.
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 03-03-2007
Replies: 55
Views: 3,977
Posted By dnk512
What about a sticky thread/forum with a list of...

What about a sticky thread/forum with a list of scam types and tips of recognizing fakes (pictures?), what to check for on used and new gear, what to avoid/look for on sellers, buyers, risks of...
Forum: RFF Polls 02-22-2007
Replies: 46
Poll: 'done'ness
Views: 2,620
Posted By dnk512
I am done with buying. Now I am getting ready to...

I am done with buying.

Now I am getting ready to sell all that I am not using...

Once I do sell, I may need to change my vote!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-17-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 1,732
Posted By dnk512
These readings are now similar. For street...

These readings are now similar.

For street photography the simplest method is to take an average reflected reading (avoid sky or major reflections in your reading). You can study/try the incident...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-17-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 1,732
Posted By dnk512
How do you do those readings? No, it is not...

How do you do those readings? No, it is not normal.

For a reflected reading you point the meter TO the AVERAGE grey object from the camera's direction (but close to the object so you are reading...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-17-2007
Replies: 19
Views: 889
Posted By dnk512
http://feuerbacher.net/photo/frame.html?repair/Inf...

http://feuerbacher.net/photo/frame.html?repair/InfinityFocus/InfinityFocus.html~Main (http://feuerbacher.net/photo/frame.html?repair/InfinityFocus/InfinityFocus.html%7EMain)
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 02-16-2007
Replies: 24
Views: 2,887
Posted By dnk512
That is why I gave up on my SLR zooms. Primes...

That is why I gave up on my SLR zooms. Primes only for me. Never leave home with more than one lens. Yeah, I may miss that perfect shot that required the ultra-wide or my long tele, but, my bag is...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-12-2007
Replies: 24
Views: 1,450
Posted By dnk512
If you wish to understand others, then listening...

If you wish to understand others, then listening is the answer. If you do not agree with others then dialog may help. Just remember, it is not possible for everyone to agree, but it is possible to...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-12-2007
Replies: 45
Views: 2,866
Posted By dnk512
The thing with small digitals is that you give up...

The thing with small digitals is that you give up almost all control. Ability to focus, or even zone focus and aperture settings are something I can not be without. If you point and shoot then stay...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-05-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 1,749
Posted By dnk512
Goes to show how the expectations change with...

Goes to show how the expectations change with time (and cost) :rolleyes: .

My sony f717 had some similar issues. My lowepro grey bag would record as purple in daylight. Red lips would record...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-01-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 917
Posted By dnk512
If no-one sets them free, what are GAS patients...

If no-one sets them free, what are GAS patients going to feed on?
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-29-2007
Replies: 60
Views: 3,405
Posted By dnk512
I am editing me previous quick responce because...

I am editing me previous quick responce because it was wrong. Hope this is better:

When you push you sacrifice shadows but get to use higher shutter speeds (to freeze subject motion). Then, you...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-28-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 1,183
Posted By dnk512
The trick with exposure and with focus is to...

The trick with exposure and with focus is to treat it (either/both) as a separate step from composing. Meter what you want (IT) and adjust exposure as needed based on ITs tonality and how light/dark...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 01-27-2007
Replies: 37
Views: 2,349
Posted By dnk512
Sounds like you all are asking for digital...

Sounds like you all are asking for digital film... old concept... nothing came out of it... :(
Forum: RFF Polls 01-24-2007
Replies: 117
Views: 9,640
Posted By dnk512
I use all manual cameras and f5.6 is my usual...

I use all manual cameras and f5.6 is my usual starting point. In 35mm and medium format. Of course I open and close as needed, but, my mid point and most often used is 5.6. That is the number I set...
Forum: RFF News 01-24-2007
Replies: 22
Views: 3,639
Posted By dnk512
It would be nice if the user who starts a threat...

It would be nice if the user who starts a threat has the option to list it in more than one forums. So, though the thread exist only in one location inside the database it shows up in more than one...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 01-13-2007
Replies: 24
Views: 2,272
Posted By dnk512
hitmanh: Your camera is a 6x9. But, it also has...

hitmanh: Your camera is a 6x9. But, it also has build-in 'barn-doors-like' mask for use as a 6x6. The swinging pieces of thin metal are inside the space where the roll film goes. One on each side. If...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-28-2006
Replies: 11
Views: 1,015
Posted By dnk512
The 3M has diopter adjustment. You may be able to...

The 3M has diopter adjustment. You may be able to use it with out your glasses. Not sure but it looks like a +/- 2 in strength.
Forum: Off Topic 12-18-2006
Replies: 130
Views: 4,690
Posted By dnk512
Is a... tripod alowed? Then, my Autocord. No...

Is a... tripod alowed? Then, my Autocord. No tripod, then, my FM2n with 105mm f2.5 AIS. I am learning to handhold my Autocord, but I still have ways to go. Must be a rangefinder? Now this one is...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 08-29-2006
Replies: 267
Views: 107,002
Posted By dnk512
konica IIIA or M

konica IIIA or M
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-05-2006
Replies: 1
Views: 1,072
Posted By dnk512
http://feuerbacher.net/photo/frame.html?repair/Kon...

http://feuerbacher.net/photo/frame.html?repair/KonicaAutoS3/KonicaAutoS3.html~Main
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 05-28-2006
Replies: 227
Views: 10,758
Posted By dnk512
I am late, and not done, but this is a start....

I am late, and not done, but this is a start. Pacific Image 3650u with Digital Ice for about $250 new. The color negative did not scan well, the B&W a bit better, the slide was the best of the three....
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 05-21-2006
Replies: 10
Views: 819
Posted By dnk512
Anyone knows how do I agitate 'without rotation...

Anyone knows how do I agitate 'without rotation nor inversion'? State so on the instructions of a film, and I am not sure what the agitation movement should be.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-16-2006
Replies: 3
Views: 794
Posted By dnk512
I guess I do not know how the old classifieds...

I guess I do not know how the old classifieds worked :(

I just remember seeing some great stuff going by in the forums... Please, I am not trying to start a new discussion about the classifieds, I...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-16-2006
Replies: 3
Views: 794
Posted By dnk512
What are the 'current' classifieds rules?

I mean, can we still post 'specials' in the forums? -OR- Only in the classifieds section?
If still permited, are there any limits/rules about posting in the forums?
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 05-16-2006
Replies: 42
Views: 2,065
Posted By dnk512
Yeap, mine were labeled ADOX, too!

Yeap, mine were labeled ADOX, too!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-16-2006
Replies: 18
Views: 1,072
Posted By dnk512
>> However, I myself would never give anything...

>> However, I myself would never give anything away. It's not American.

Bill, Bill, Bill,... I guess now you will have to remove/delete all the informative posts you've made... :(
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-15-2006
Replies: 4
Views: 1,190
Posted By dnk512
What Walker said... Try VueScan software, too....

What Walker said... Try VueScan software, too. You can download the full version but without the license key. Whithout the key, it used to put lots of watermarks on your image -- not sure what it...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 05-14-2006
Replies: 227
Views: 10,758
Posted By dnk512
No negs for me, yet :-(

No negs for me, yet :-(
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-13-2006
Replies: 63
Views: 4,071
Posted By dnk512
Jon, you could still post your elegant...

Jon, you could still post your elegant descriptions in the main forums and place a 'want' add in the classifieds... 'want a buyer' that is :D
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 05-11-2006
Replies: 4
Views: 700
Posted By dnk512
Yes, I have seen Harrys page, and this is why I...

Yes, I have seen Harrys page, and this is why I initiated the contact for the sale. But, upon advice of the seller and some web searching and Bill's reference above (which did not come up on any...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 05-10-2006
Replies: 4
Views: 700
Posted By dnk512
Thank you Bill!

Thank you Bill!
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 05-10-2006
Replies: 4
Views: 700
Posted By dnk512
OT: New Hasselblad from Canada ship to US: Customs Duties Yes/No? How much?

I wish to buy a NEW Hasselblad kit (body, lens, back) from canada and I am in the US. Would I have to pay customs duties? If so, how much?

The info I found on the pnet site claims NO. This site has...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-10-2006
Replies: 60
Views: 3,138
Posted By dnk512
However, to condribute to the treat, and post my...

However, to condribute to the treat, and post my #100 :p :

When I drool on ebay on items I already have home and *never* used (zorki 3M, kiev 4a, Nikkor douplicate lenses, minolta 7sII, etc etc...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-10-2006
Replies: 60
Views: 3,138
Posted By dnk512
Wait one minute, I think our problem(s) are...

Wait one minute, I think our problem(s) are nothing compare to those with car issues. My friend's BMW Z4 tires cost $1,600 ($400 each) and last about 25K miles. I am not counting car payments, gas,...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-09-2006
Replies: 158
Views: 7,224
Posted By dnk512
I find digital censors to be great, but, digital...

I find digital censors to be great, but, digital cameras to lack, big time! Then again I do not even like autofocus film SLRs. I like manual focus and enjoy processing my own film and as long as I...
Forum: Off Topic 05-08-2006
Replies: 85
Views: 2,743
Posted By dnk512
I believe Zeiss are the highest index and next...

I believe Zeiss are the highest index and next are Nikon and Pentax... Relatively thin with good peripheral sharpness. About $160+ for the lenses (single vision).
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-05-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 1,050
Posted By dnk512
Wind a few frames and check them: Wind 3-4...

Wind a few frames and check them: Wind 3-4 frames. Open back, mark on flim were in the camera it is stoped. Remove film and inspect for scratches. Do not do any processing.

If scratches are there,...
Forum: Off Topic 05-05-2006
Replies: 33
Views: 2,143
Posted By dnk512
Coorporate Greed.... :bang:

Coorporate Greed.... :bang:
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-04-2006
Replies: 23
Views: 1,115
Posted By dnk512
'Stay Away" flags: Slow e-question responce (more...

'Stay Away" flags:
Slow e-question responce (more than 2 days)
Poor responce to questions (i.e. "It is good" when I ask 4-5 things)
Not enough details in description. (Seller wants to avoid...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-04-2006
Replies: 12
Views: 1,010
Posted By dnk512
I did try some, too and like Bill said, it was no...

I did try some, too and like Bill said, it was no good! Colors were pale and grain was visible even in 4x6. Several rolls. Perhaps the one hour labs do not know how to handle it, yet.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 05-03-2006
Replies: 12
Views: 933
Posted By dnk512
No experience my self, but a quick google search...

No experience my self, but a quick google search indicates that unopened Rodinal lasts forever...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 05-03-2006
Replies: 227
Views: 10,758
Posted By dnk512
fgianni, do both and then do a scan with the...

fgianni, do both and then do a scan with the scanner's packaged software, too!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-03-2006
Replies: 17
Views: 1,109
Posted By dnk512
I looove short telephotos. I, also, prefer using...

I looove short telephotos. I, also, prefer using one lens only. Further more I understant trying to offset some to the cost and feel a bit less guilty of the new buy. But, I will agree with the rest....
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 05-03-2006
Replies: 16
Views: 1,348
Posted By dnk512
I received my film loader and my 2x100' film a...

I received my film loader and my 2x100' film a year ago. I have not found to courage to go through what you did. I sweat easy :-(
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-02-2006
Replies: 22
Views: 1,426
Posted By dnk512
Luna Pro F (Gossen). Good size, large range, and...

Luna Pro F (Gossen). Good size, large range, and flash meter.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 05-02-2006
Replies: 227
Views: 10,758
Posted By dnk512
This is not a scientific, nor an end to all...

This is not a scientific, nor an end to all tests, test. It does not have to be perfect, especialy the first time around. Lets allow those who thought of it to proceed with what is/was in their...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-01-2006
Replies: 12
Views: 3,580
Posted By dnk512
Last note, I promise! The shooting lens is the...

Last note, I promise! The shooting lens is the same in all models. The citizen shutter is easier to find parts for because it is a shutter found in several cameras (35mm, too!). Take the advice,...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-01-2006
Replies: 12
Views: 3,580
Posted By dnk512
One more thing. How do you plan to get prints out...

One more thing. How do you plan to get prints out of your 120 film? The medium format gear has dropped in price. However, the cost and/or effort to get the image on paper, after the shoot is made,...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-01-2006
Replies: 12
Views: 3,580
Posted By dnk512
Most of what every one else said is right on!...

Most of what every one else said is right on! TLRs are not easy for capturing active kids. The Autocord is a bit better because of the location of the focusing lever, but still, the flipped image on...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 05-01-2006
Replies: 227
Views: 10,758
Posted By dnk512
Count me in. I can scan on a Pacific Image 3650u...

Count me in. I can scan on a Pacific Image 3650u (with ICE) for 35mm, and an Epson 4180 flatbed. May I use vuescan? It does make a big difference on B&W at least.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-29-2006
Replies: 16
Views: 940
Posted By dnk512
Not enough exposure (too fast high speeds?)...

Not enough exposure (too fast high speeds?) and/or not enough development (too cold developer?). The blown highlights in your posted image look like a scanner issue and I agree that the contrast can...
Forum: Off Topic 04-24-2006
Replies: 63
Views: 2,512
Posted By dnk512
To answer the original question: Because many...

To answer the original question: Because many people are not happy with their life! It does not matter if they have more than most. If one is unhappy (wants more, thinks s/he deserves more) and...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-19-2006
Replies: 44
Views: 2,038
Posted By dnk512
BTW, I would prefer the 'badge' of honor to be...

BTW, I would prefer the 'badge' of honor to be listed inside the 'public profile' of a user. Not in every post. My 2c
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-19-2006
Replies: 44
Views: 2,038
Posted By dnk512
Frank (S), I am sad to see you upset. Then again...

Frank (S), I am sad to see you upset. Then again I was sad when Frank G got wild. Personaly I do mind any change as long the 'Good' people are sticking around. I am here for the people and not for...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-19-2006
Replies: 19
Views: 1,497
Posted By dnk512
There are several small units with bounce, too. ...

There are several small units with bounce, too. My advice is against them. I have a no-name, a vivitar and a nikon SB30 (smallest and with the most options Yes, they are easy to carry, but they do...
Forum: Off Topic 04-19-2006
Replies: 7
Views: 746
Posted By dnk512
$400 a pair for single prescription!?!? To...

$400 a pair for single prescription!?!?

To answer your question: I am on the same boat as you but no surgery, yet. I know 8 people who have done it and 7 are very pleased. One had problems, when...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-18-2006
Replies: 29
Views: 1,487
Posted By dnk512
Or, mark it as payed (using 'other' method) and...

Or, mark it as payed (using 'other' method) and then pay him any way you wish, including paypal (use his email)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-18-2006
Replies: 31
Views: 2,180
Posted By dnk512
The biggest problem with evaluating a lens' bokeh...

The biggest problem with evaluating a lens' bokeh is that it is so variable across its range of focus and aperture and type of background and light. But, for a given image, I will strongly agree with...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-18-2006
Replies: 31
Views: 2,180
Posted By dnk512
It can not be measured, yet. So it is subjective....

It can not be measured, yet. So it is subjective. However, like all subjective things, there are kinds that the vast majority will agree to mark as bad. I think the fuzy issues start with the less...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-18-2006
Replies: 35
Views: 2,112
Posted By dnk512
One is good, but you need two of that one! Just...

One is good, but you need two of that one! Just in case the first one breaks :-)
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-18-2006
Replies: 7
Views: 747
Posted By dnk512
#1. Do not buy cheap.

#1. Do not buy cheap.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-16-2006
Replies: 50
Views: 3,787
Posted By dnk512
I agree with Andrwe T... The mind works in funny...

I agree with Andrwe T... The mind works in funny ways sometimes... ;-)
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 04-16-2006
Replies: 22
Views: 987
Posted By dnk512
dev -- agitate as per film water -- 10...

dev -- agitate as per film
water -- 10 agitations
water -- 15 agitations
water -- 20 agitations
fixer -- agitate as per film
repeat the three water steps above
water with photoflo

This three part...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-14-2006
Replies: 27
Views: 1,538
Posted By dnk512
Yeah, similar (though smaller) problem here, too....

Yeah, similar (though smaller) problem here, too. I now find my self spending more time deciding which camera to take with me than doing the actual shooting! Oh, well. It is a better problem than not...
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