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Forum: RFF Photo Projects 05-23-2019
Replies: 263
Views: 6,896
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My apologies for being late -- the end of the...

My apologies for being late -- the end of the semester is always so hectic that I just placed my Moo order today. The cards will go out first week of June. Chose a pinhole image this time around. ...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 05-11-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 629
Posted By Papercut
Perhaps better to say that Soth was a disciple of...

Perhaps better to say that Soth was a disciple of Joel Sternfeld, Soth's professor / mentor at Sarah Lawrence College. Sternfeld worked for a long time in large format, colour, doing documentary...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 05-11-2019
Replies: 87
Views: 13,724
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Lovely image (and camera too!), Barry! I'm...

Lovely image (and camera too!), Barry! I'm guessing dental film doesn't come with the usual paper backing ... or even on standard rolls? How easy is it to use?
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 05-05-2019
Replies: 87
Views: 13,724
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My WPPD submission, taken on 28 April 2019. ...

My WPPD submission, taken on 28 April 2019.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/32839767867_9ffb404129_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/S2WoSg)
Ransom Road (https://flic.kr/p/S2WoSg) by KevinL...
Forum: Nikon RF 04-26-2019
Replies: 432
Views: 82,124
Posted By Papercut
Finally get to post an image to this thread. ...

Finally get to post an image to this thread. Taken at JFK airport this March.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/33831717258_543d4f69b6_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/TxAoRY)
Globe Trotter...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-26-2019
Replies: 399
Views: 55,931
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Two shots with my uncoated Elmar 3.5. Might have...

Two shots with my uncoated Elmar 3.5. Might have a touch of haze too, so it will be going for a CLA over the summer. These were taken this fall of the construction workers building SLC's new campus...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-24-2019
Replies: 74
Views: 3,002
Posted By Papercut
tins and tins of 100ft bulk (10+ of Acros alone,...

tins and tins of 100ft bulk (10+ of Acros alone, then Efke25, Tri-X, Tmax400, HP5+, etc. -- total must be 20-30 tins), miscellaneous 120 rolls (another 50 or so). Likely somewhere between 400 and...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 04-20-2019
Replies: 263
Views: 6,896
Posted By Papercut
Thanks, Keith! Phew! Relieved that I didn't...

Thanks, Keith! Phew! Relieved that I didn't just dream it all. :D

Stephen, can you resend the final list to me? I've checked and rechecked my email (regular inbox and spam) and it's not there. ...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 04-20-2019
Replies: 263
Views: 6,896
Posted By Papercut
Stephen, I didn't get the email from you. I was...

Stephen,

I didn't get the email from you. I was sure I sent an email to join the fun this round and that I got an email from you too, but now I can't find either in my gmail account at all. Did I ...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-03-2019
Replies: 8,901
Views: 868,476
Posted By Papercut
My French is extremely rusty but I picked up...

My French is extremely rusty but I picked up Martine Franck anyway, which is fine since "I only look at the pictures, honest!"

Other purchases: a bunch of filters for my recent Nikon LTM...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-28-2019
Replies: 974
Views: 364,159
Posted By Papercut
Houseplant and blind. Acros (in Rodinal). ...

Houseplant and blind. Acros (in Rodinal).

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7904/33606268608_1fa09352f8_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/TcEUQh)
Houseplant (https://flic.kr/p/TcEUQh) by KevinL...
Forum: RFF Polls 03-28-2019
Replies: 109
Views: 13,664
Posted By Papercut
I use 35mm and 90mm finders with my IIIc. And...

I use 35mm and 90mm finders with my IIIc. And occasionally the 35mm with my M4 and M6 if I'm shooting hyperfocal on the street -- it's easier to see the full frame with the external finder as I wear...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-25-2019
Replies: 1,345
Views: 393,993
Posted By Papercut
That's fantastic. Hope it's printed and hanging...

That's fantastic. Hope it's printed and hanging on a wall instead of being just pixel data in the ether!
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-23-2019
Replies: 8,901
Views: 868,476
Posted By Papercut
Congratulations! Here's hoping she says (or has...

Congratulations! Here's hoping she says (or has said) "Yes!" :)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-21-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 4,140
Posted By Papercut
I'll hold you to that! Indeed, a fish story....

I'll hold you to that!



Indeed, a fish story. But I was giving it away, not selling it!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-20-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 4,140
Posted By Papercut
Resurrecting a very old thread that I just caught...

Resurrecting a very old thread that I just caught up on.

Glad to hear the fish was returned safe and sound!

I spent 15 years in the Bay Area before moving to NY -- I'd love to get back to...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 03-20-2019
Replies: 263
Views: 6,896
Posted By Papercut
I don't mind minor damage from the mailing at...

I don't mind minor damage from the mailing at all. In fact, such marks make each postcard unique by showing the traces of its travel. Putting it in the envelop seems ridiculous to me. But, I have...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 03-19-2019
Replies: 263
Views: 6,896
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Cool way to advertise the best thing on RFF! ...

Cool way to advertise the best thing on RFF! That "mess" of cards looks great. :)
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 03-18-2019
Replies: 263
Views: 6,896
Posted By Papercut
Email sent. Big thanks to Stephan for organizing...

Email sent. Big thanks to Stephan for organizing this yet again!!
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 03-12-2019
Replies: 1
Views: 386
Posted By Papercut
Going to go to this next week -- college will...

Going to go to this next week -- college will finally be on Spring Break so I can catch my breath and find the time to go into Manhattan for this. Really looking forward to it.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-05-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 638
Posted By Papercut
Good choice. Domke wraps get a lot of use from...

Good choice. Domke wraps get a lot of use from me with both Barnack and M bodies, as well as non-mounted lenses.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-05-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 611
Posted By Papercut
I use soft material to make loops that connect to...

I use soft material to make loops that connect to the split rings. I previously used waxed thread (like Gordy's Straps), but these would wear quickly (a couple weeks if in heavy use). So, now I use...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-05-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 1,141
Posted By Papercut
It's about a half stop slower. :D *duck-n-run*...

It's about a half stop slower. :D *duck-n-run*

From the shots posted here and flickr, the Nokton 1.5 makes lovely images. Sadly, the copy I purchased had focus shift issues. No one else seems...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 03-04-2019
Replies: 265
Views: 8,436
Posted By Papercut
I'd be up for another too. If I can carve out...

I'd be up for another too. If I can carve out the time over Spring Break next month, I might even do mine as real silver gelatin prints, though no promises.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-02-2019
Replies: 372
Views: 61,432
Posted By Papercut
That's great -- seems such a mundane snapshot...

That's great -- seems such a mundane snapshot except for the clown nose -- love that surprise!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-02-2019
Replies: 359
Views: 17,968
Posted By Papercut
If I had seen this thread before getting stuck...

If I had seen this thread before getting stuck into Leica, I probably never would have spent so much money on Leica bodies and lenses. Not sure whether to be happy or sad about that observation ...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-02-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 451
Posted By Papercut
If this was purchased as being in "perfect...

If this was purchased as being in "perfect condition" the seller should refund or pay for the repair. The Elmar-M is a fabulous lens; imho, it's very underrated (if one looks at price as an...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-01-2019
Replies: 8,901
Views: 868,476
Posted By Papercut
Well it's official, I'm now a Nikon fan: after...

Well it's official, I'm now a Nikon fan: after getting two 35s (35/2.5 and 35/1.8 both in LTM) in the last few months, I've just added the 8.5cm / f2 (black) in LTM as well. Pretty soon I'll be...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-15-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 364
Posted By Papercut
My M6 classic does too, though I've never noticed...

My M6 classic does too, though I've never noticed it until now.
Forum: Olympus RF 02-14-2019
Replies: 163
Views: 31,083
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Excellent! Lovely gradient of light from...

Excellent!




Lovely gradient of light from right to left in this.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-14-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 2,017
Posted By Papercut
You made the right choice. And honestly, don't...

You made the right choice. And honestly, don't fret the M6. I enjoy using my meterless M4 far more than my metered M6. Handheld incident meter or learn to estimate exposure (I use the Exposure...
Forum: Nikon RF 02-14-2019
Replies: 53
Views: 3,573
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I have 182650 -- it is the plain jane,...

I have 182650 -- it is the plain jane, red-C-free, version.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-14-2019
Replies: 359
Views: 17,968
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Your English is fine, Andreas. I suspect John...

Your English is fine, Andreas. I suspect John was expressing surprise that you have recorded exactly which image is made with which lens, especially when so many of them are similar in focal length,...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-28-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 466
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Leave it to you, Joe, to have produced an...

Leave it to you, Joe, to have produced an exceptional digital pinhole image! (The dust spot here is not a big deal to me at least.) Well done! Might have to go look for the Pinwide!
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-28-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 2,320
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It pays for the OP to keep in mind that threads...

It pays for the OP to keep in mind that threads containing non-positive experiences with some repair technicians have been deleted, so RFF is no longer a source of unbiased information on this...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-27-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 466
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Sorry, no. Pinhole for me is a film-only arena...

Sorry, no. Pinhole for me is a film-only arena -- and always medium or large format too. Might someday do pinhole on photo paper, but pinhole is definitely an analog only form for me.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-26-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 777
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The space needed to do daylight processing of...

The space needed to do daylight processing of film is minimal -- if you have a bathroom, a small box with the stuff needed is all the "space" required. Using a changing bag makes a true "darkroom"...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-25-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 4,626
Posted By Papercut
After I got my 1946-47 IIIc, I wondered why I...

After I got my 1946-47 IIIc, I wondered why I waited so long to try the screwmounts too. The smaller size of the body means I carry it far more -- even at work: I teach with it slung under my...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-25-2019
Replies: 154
Views: 17,384
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Probably! No worries. Just the detritus of a...

Probably! No worries. Just the detritus of a dynamic environment.

Photos look good. Nothing to complain about so far -- I suspect this lens will make lots of people happy. Always good to have...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-25-2019
Replies: 154
Views: 17,384
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I'm imagining Jon typing that post with one hand...

I'm imagining Jon typing that post with one hand while he agitates the first roll of film shot with the new Ultron with the other...

ETA: That was said when the OP was just "stay tuned" ...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-20-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 1,881
Posted By Papercut
Another "reasonable price with good performance"...

Another "reasonable price with good performance" option would be the CV Nokton 50/1.5. My copy had some wonky focus shift so it was returned, but lots of people compare it favorably to the non-ASPH...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-20-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 1,881
Posted By Papercut
This. "Eany meany miney mo" would work for...

This.

"Eany meany miney mo" would work for making your decision. For a more involved, though not necessarily any more useful, way of choosing, you could go to the M-mount flickr group and bring...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-16-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,071
Posted By Papercut
I haven't tried the vintage Canon but the Nikon...

I haven't tried the vintage Canon but the Nikon 35mm that came with my Nikoor 3.5cm/2.5 is really squinty and hard to use for me with glasses. I really like the modern CV Voigtlander 35mm for my...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 01-15-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 519
Posted By Papercut
Count me among the "What barrel distortion?"...

Count me among the "What barrel distortion?" crowd. Have you had your eyes checked? More seriously, using ramshackle structures to judge distortion is probably not a good idea. (Exposed plywood? ...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-15-2019
Replies: 359
Views: 17,968
Posted By Papercut
Two thoughts: 1. *I* can sigh with relief too!...

Two thoughts:

1. *I* can sigh with relief too! I'm sure the buyer will be very happy -- hopefully we get to see some pics from that 8-element in this thread soon!

2. I'm not so sure about...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-14-2019
Replies: 359
Views: 17,968
Posted By Papercut
Oh would that it were so! Normally it would be,...

Oh would that it were so! Normally it would be, but not this year. Vet bills munched through all our discretionary funds this fall -- turns out that having one of our dogs go stay at Cornell's...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-14-2019
Replies: 359
Views: 17,968
Posted By Papercut
If I hadn't just sprung for a Focomat Ic and all...

If I hadn't just sprung for a Focomat Ic and all the sundry supplies necessary to start printing, I'd have nabbed the SPII and M42 lenses, Steve -- been lusting for the 8-element 50/1.4 for a long...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-12-2019
Replies: 109
Views: 3,001
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https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7426/27835721005_f6...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7426/27835721005_f6bd0d19ea_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/JpKm5e)
Boudoir of the Merchant's Wife (https://flic.kr/p/JpKm5e) by KevinL...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-12-2019
Replies: 8,901
Views: 868,476
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Leitz Focomat Ic (with Focotar 50/4.5, neg...

Leitz Focomat Ic (with Focotar 50/4.5, neg carrier, and 8x10 easel) -- sadly no AN accessory, but the price was too good to pass up and I have a Focotar-2 already (though I need to send it to DAG to...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-07-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 344
Posted By Papercut
Thanks, all! Might you have meant...

Thanks, all!




Might you have meant https://www.replacementlightbulbs.com/ ? (They do carry both PH 211 and PH 212 bulbs.) I tried replacementbulbs.com and couldn't find any enlarger bulbs at...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-07-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 344
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bulb for Focomat Ic in US

Just took the plunge and bought a Focomat Ic. It needs a bulb. I'm looking for both a 75W and 150W so I can experiment with both. Any suggestions on where to buy the correct bulbs here in the US?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-02-2019
Replies: 532
Views: 47,214
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Hi James, I don't print with an enlarger in a...

Hi James,

I don't print with an enlarger in a darkroom, so I don't have the experience to say one way or another whether your Omega condenser should have a different development time. However,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-02-2019
Replies: 532
Views: 47,214
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There are a bunch of different dilutions for...

There are a bunch of different dilutions for HC-110. You can mix up a stock solution and then mix up a (more diluted) working solution. The drawback is the stock solution has to be used fairly...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-29-2018
Replies: 70
Views: 1,445
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Oly Trip 35 M6 with 35 Summilux (original) IIIc...

Oly Trip 35
M6 with 35 Summilux (original)
IIIc with Nikkor 3.5cm f2.5

(and a Sony A7ii with Olympus OM 100mm f2.8 for snaps of my dog for a thank-you card to the vets who saved his life this fall)
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-27-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 861
Posted By Papercut
My wife and I saw They Shall Not Grow Old this...

My wife and I saw They Shall Not Grow Old this afternoon. As a historian that works on modern warfare, I had no criticisms and thought Jackson pulled this project off with authenticity and integrity...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-25-2018
Replies: 62
Views: 1,685
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Christmas gift this year was one of my dogs...

Christmas gift this year was one of my dogs surviving a brush with death (multiple organ failure from Leptospirosis). Expensive gift as he needed a whole week in the ICU and two months of follow up...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 12-21-2018
Replies: 2,407
Views: 350,842
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Fred Herzog, Modern Color. Dealing with a...

Fred Herzog, Modern Color. Dealing with a series of health crises in the house (wife, dog, myself) since September, I haven't had time to do much more than flip through it idly. Hopefully that...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-18-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 861
Posted By Papercut
Tickets for the 27th purchased. Looking forward...

Tickets for the 27th purchased. Looking forward to it.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-18-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 861
Posted By Papercut
One of my fellow historians (he works on modern...

One of my fellow historians (he works on modern Europe) just stopped by my office to rave about it too: "Cannot recommend it highly enough! Simply incredible!"

Guess I'll buy tickets for the 27th....
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 11-15-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 684
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They certainly don't have to be, but all the...

They certainly don't have to be, but all the commercial ones (especially medium format) that I'm aware of are. Some older companies (Leonardo, etc.) make 4x5 cameras that are longer.

Like...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 11-14-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 684
Posted By Papercut
Indeed. It's just a shame to see just ONE goal...

Indeed. It's just a shame to see just ONE goal (perceived sharpness) be so dominant. I dunno if that's because that's all that is commercially viable? (Witness Ilford's discontinuation of the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-14-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 827
Posted By Papercut
I'm a very infrequent eBay buyer (never sell...

I'm a very infrequent eBay buyer (never sell there), with less than 130 purchases in 19 years. Only had one transaction that gave me any hiccups or anxiety, though it was an expensive item (Nikkor...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 11-14-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 684
Posted By Papercut
Thanks for posting that Jan. The Rise is a neat...

Thanks for posting that Jan. The Rise is a neat idea and it works really well (Reality So Subtle has been making pinhole cameras with this feature for years -- I have one of the RSS 4x5s and love...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-14-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 864
Posted By Papercut
You do realize that -35F is actually colder than...

You do realize that -35F is actually colder than -35C (-35F = -37C; -35C = -31F), right? Once you hit -45, the situation is reversed (-45F = -43C; -45C = -49F). People who grew up in the metric...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-09-2018
Replies: 3,040
Views: 735,593
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Lamma Island! I used to live there. One year in...

Lamma Island! I used to live there. One year in 索罟灣 and two years in 沙埔舊村. Thanks for bringing back memories unexpectedly!
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 11-09-2018
Replies: 265
Views: 8,436
Posted By Papercut
I don't have my photo uploaded on flickr (or any...

I don't have my photo uploaded on flickr (or any other image hosting site) so I can't link to it here. I explained a little of the backstory on the back of the postcard, so I'll not re-tell that...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-07-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 885
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Thanks for posting, Marty. I've admired both...

Thanks for posting, Marty. I've admired both these photographers for a long time (though I will say Perkis' photographs speak to me more than most of Wessel's do), so hearing your personal "intel"...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-06-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 1,844
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What a great and happy thread!

What a great and happy thread!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-05-2018
Replies: 68
Views: 1,531
Posted By Papercut
As another eyeglass wearer, I get on okay with...

As another eyeglass wearer, I get on okay with the metal Voigtlander 35 finder too. It's not perfect as one side or the other is just barely out of view unless I put the finder onto the surface of...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-28-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 2,112
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Sadly, I have exactly the reverse story with...

Sadly, I have exactly the reverse story with Sherry in the middle of playing out. I'm local to her so she is (or was) my preferred tech. Dropped my M4 off with her -- she had it for well over six...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 10-27-2018
Replies: 265
Views: 8,436
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No worries -- I'll confess that I actually like...

No worries -- I'll confess that I actually like getting one or two cards very late like this. It draws out the suspense and joy in an unpredictable, but pleasurable way. So, "thanks!" from me for...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-23-2018
Replies: 70
Views: 1,151
Posted By Papercut
I'd donate $250 million to my college's endowment...

I'd donate $250 million to my college's endowment so it could get permanently out of deficit financing. Another $50 million to full-ride scholarships for underprivileged students.

Then I'd likely...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-14-2018
Replies: 263
Views: 36,209
Posted By Papercut
I really hate this thread. Every time it updates...

I really hate this thread. Every time it updates with a new post, I get an urge to pick up either a Spotmatic or an MX ... and I need a new camera system like I need a hole in my head. But those...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-14-2018
Replies: 45
Views: 1,857
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I agree that budgeting for a CLA is prudent, but...

I agree that budgeting for a CLA is prudent, but I also think that one shouldn't just send a new camera off for a CLA as a matter of course without trying / testing the body first. I've bought...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-13-2018
Replies: 34
Views: 947
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Ahh, that's a clearer picture of the problem...

Ahh, that's a clearer picture of the problem then! The unedited scan is helpful. Yes, I would cut development first and see whether that brings the hot highlights down. If it brings everything...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-13-2018
Replies: 34
Views: 947
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I don't know if other shots on the roll are more...

I don't know if other shots on the roll are more obviously problematic, but in these frames I don't see overcooked highlights nor shadows that are obviously under-exposed. Perhaps frames with...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-12-2018
Replies: 45
Views: 1,857
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Every M has its fans. A poll (i.e., everybody...

Every M has its fans. A poll (i.e., everybody chiming in with "pick me! pick me!" on behalf of their own favorite model) is not likely to help you very much -- it may in fact nudge you toward a...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 10-11-2018
Replies: 52
Views: 1,843
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Don't use or even own a zoom lens. Wouldn't...

Don't use or even own a zoom lens. Wouldn't even consider it actually. All prime, all the time.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-11-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 804
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I'd be all over that if I didn't still have 7 or...

I'd be all over that if I didn't still have 7 or 8 tins (100 ft rolls) in the freezer. Should still probably order some more. :D
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-11-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 536
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Worrying unduly about the reception of the...

Worrying unduly about the reception of the ignorant is, in my opinion at least, a waste of time. We can't play down to their level in a vain attempt to prevent them from getting the wrong ideas --...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-10-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 536
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As a professional historian, I'd say that as long...

As a professional historian, I'd say that as long as Jackson is not passing it off as replacing the original film evidence, attempting to deceive, then there's little to worry about here. Strictly...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-10-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 1,183
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First of all, sorry for your lens woes! ...

First of all, sorry for your lens woes!

Second, black text on grey background is hard to read. I had to highlight the entire post (which inverts the font colors) in order to read it.

Third, I...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-09-2018
Replies: 1,510
Views: 195,131
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Everyone grieves in their own way, don't let...

Everyone grieves in their own way, don't let people tell you how to you "must" do so. Follow your feelings.

I have had four dogs put to sleep in the last decade and for the last three of those I...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-09-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 461
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I use room temp because I store my chemicals in...

I use room temp because I store my chemicals in the basement which is pretty steady (mid-60s to high 60s) all year round. I have a number of jugs of filtered water that I store there too, so no need...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 10-08-2018
Replies: 54
Views: 2,130
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Finally we have the critical point: your...

Finally we have the critical point: your intention. Yes, the light falling on the scene is the same and so if your intention is to render "the subject" the same, then the exposure would be the same....
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 10-08-2018
Replies: 54
Views: 2,130
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CK, Like retinax suggests, if I'm wanting to...

CK,

Like retinax suggests, if I'm wanting to retain lots of detail in the shadow area, then I'll take an incident meter reading in the shadow (i.e., with my back to the sun, and my shadow falling...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 10-08-2018
Replies: 54
Views: 2,130
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Hi CK, Please don't take offense at this...

Hi CK,

Please don't take offense at this response. It's not meant to be cheeky or dismissive, but to suggest that it's impossible for other people to give you the "right" answer and that you're...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-05-2018
Replies: 100
Views: 2,772
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Hasselblad SWC. Brilliant camera, fantastic...

Hasselblad SWC. Brilliant camera, fantastic image quality. But, just too expensive and I just never seem to use my medium format cameras enough to justify them. Never found a good scanning option...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 09-26-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 2,365
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I'll be very interested in this too. Loved...

I'll be very interested in this too. Loved Foveon results for a long time, but whether I finally bite will depend on ergos and other "intangible" tangibles of the final product.
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 09-24-2018
Replies: 2,407
Views: 350,842
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Oh I forgot in my earlier post to mention that my...

Oh I forgot in my earlier post to mention that my father sent me YAN Ming's Country of Ambition (Chinese title is 大国志). My father is teaching YAN's son English in the Philippines and knew I've...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 09-24-2018
Replies: 265
Views: 8,436
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At top right of the thread page (right under the...

At top right of the thread page (right under the page 1, 2, 3, 4, ... links) there is a drop down button for "Thread Tools". You can subscribe to the thread there. You will be able to choose...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 09-24-2018
Replies: 2,407
Views: 350,842
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Must agree with Ian and Lawrence. I'm certainly...

Must agree with Ian and Lawrence. I'm certainly not buying fewer books simply because I could access many of them digitally through my work's library, though most are academic monographs instead of...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 09-20-2018
Replies: 351
Views: 63,768
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I've always been scared of working without a...

I've always been scared of working without a meter, but recently moving that direction and finding the exposure mat to be really useful. Simple to print out on some photo paper (I "laminated" mine...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-15-2018
Replies: 49
Views: 4,133
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This was my thinking as well. I've never bought...

This was my thinking as well. I've never bought from him, but it doesn't take much imagination to think of several legitimate reasons for why a vendor may have multiple accounts. For example, he...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 09-14-2018
Replies: 87
Views: 13,724
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These are really painterly, Steve. Nice work.

These are really painterly, Steve. Nice work.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-14-2018
Replies: 372
Views: 61,432
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That's fantastic! Hope you print that and hang...

That's fantastic! Hope you print that and hang it up -- very worthy image.

Surprised by the "slowly warming up" though. The Elmar-M is one of those lenses that I was smitten with the very first...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 09-12-2018
Replies: 265
Views: 8,436
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Stephan, I've received your card yes. Lovely...

Stephan, I've received your card yes. Lovely image with pastel color palette and the subject in motion. And it was made with one of the cameras I've always lusted after but never quite gotten...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 09-12-2018
Replies: 265
Views: 8,436
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I'm sitting at 21 (today's mail not yet...

I'm sitting at 21 (today's mail not yet delivered). So, closing in on the final tally. So far the cards have been more prompt than previous exchanges ... not sure whether that's a good thing or a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-11-2018
Replies: 91
Views: 2,862
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Wait, there's an M10? When did that happen?

Wait, there's an M10? When did that happen?
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 09-10-2018
Replies: 87
Views: 13,724
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Excellent work! The Mottweiler produces nice...

Excellent work! The Mottweiler produces nice images. Tempting! (I'm a sucker for custom pinhole cameras.)
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 09-09-2018
Replies: 87
Views: 13,724
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Thanks! It's a nice fov from those images above....

Thanks! It's a nice fov from those images above. You put the pinhole behind the leaf shutter, I assume?

Might have to go troll eBay for one of these to play with. :D
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 09-09-2018
Replies: 87
Views: 13,724
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Really like Barry's sunrise shot too. And Mike's...

Really like Barry's sunrise shot too.

And Mike's hacked Agfa is great! What's the effective focal length of this, Mike? Gives great results and I bet the camera takes up almost no space. ...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 09-08-2018
Replies: 87
Views: 13,724
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That's wonderful! I should say I really like...

That's wonderful!

I should say I really like the earlier digital pinholes you posted too. "Hall" (shot through the fence) is excellent.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 09-08-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 1,221
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Don't think of it as denigration or as trying to...

Don't think of it as denigration or as trying to discourage new silver printers. "Rah-rah! Film!" cheerleading is not the only useful contribution one can make.

Many experienced people (in any...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 09-07-2018
Replies: 30
Views: 1,317
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Sheesh. You should go buy a lottery ticket...

Sheesh. You should go buy a lottery ticket immediately! Seriously, congratulations! Good to keep one's eyes open at all times, I suppose.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-06-2018
Replies: 291
Views: 72,216
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Lens is good, picture is better! Really like...

Lens is good, picture is better!
Really like the pastel color palette and the contrast of organic / curvy forms in the background with the geometrical / straight ones in the foreground. Pretty...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 09-04-2018
Replies: 265
Views: 8,436
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Got jpressman's colorful card in the mail today. ...

Got jpressman's colorful card in the mail today. Haven't counted the arrivals but the stack is growing and they're all looking great.

Mine went out last Friday as promised and should be arriving...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-01-2018
Replies: 407
Views: 18,245
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Hah! Already had weeks of such "fun" last year...

Hah! Already had weeks of such "fun" last year when putting together the presentation for my mom's memorial service ... not quite up to doing it again ... at least not yet.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-31-2018
Replies: 407
Views: 18,245
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My dad shot a lot of Kodachrome in the 1970s...

My dad shot a lot of Kodachrome in the 1970s while we were living in Japan and Hong Kong. And I do have hundreds of his slides scanned, but I don't have notes on which were Kodachrome and which are...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 08-30-2018
Replies: 265
Views: 8,436
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Cards have been coming in -- all looking great! ...

Cards have been coming in -- all looking great!

Mine arrived from Moo and are addressed and ready to be mailed. They will go out tomorrow, barring an act of god.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-30-2018
Replies: 121
Views: 4,723
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Asking about relevance raises the question of "to...

Asking about relevance raises the question of "to whom?" Or "to what?" (Relevance is always relative, i.e., related to something or someone.) Is RFF relevant to global photographic sales? ...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-29-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 1,350
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Wish I could say, "Wet", but space and plumbing...

Wish I could say, "Wet", but space and plumbing considerations mean that I'm "dry".
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-23-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 1,440
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Never used mine on a digital Leica, but on film...

Never used mine on a digital Leica, but on film the 24/2.8 ASPH has always struck me as fairly moderate contrast compared to my 35 Summicron ASPH.

EDIT: This is just my informal impression -- I've...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 08-23-2018
Replies: 265
Views: 8,436
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I've received five so far ... all of them...

I've received five so far ... all of them colo(u)r! What is RFF coming to???? ;)
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 08-21-2018
Replies: 265
Views: 8,436
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I've received a couple more as well. I just...

I've received a couple more as well. I just placed my print order today -- slated to arrive end of the month and will go out right away thereafter. My apologies for being one of the slow ones. I...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-20-2018
Replies: 2,125
Views: 591,937
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Thanks! And do please post findings. :)

Thanks! And do please post findings. :)
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-19-2018
Replies: 92
Views: 4,050
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I've tried Gordy's (both neck and wrist),...

I've tried Gordy's (both neck and wrist), Up-Strap, and several others (including a Luigi that simply came apart with its cheap glue and poor stitching). But have settled on:

M6 has a Wapiti on...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-19-2018
Replies: 2,125
Views: 591,937
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Nice idea! Hope it works. Do you put the penny...

Nice idea! Hope it works. Do you put the penny / washer in before the film cassette? Or after? (Please forgive the silly question: I've only loaded a Barnack once -- a few days ago -- and am...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 08-16-2018
Replies: 265
Views: 8,436
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First card came in the mail today: Red Rock...

First card came in the mail today: Red Rock Bill's. Very nice!

I'm a slow one this go round -- work dumped extra stuff on me suddenly so I've not had time to develop and process my backlog of...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 08-16-2018
Replies: 351
Views: 63,768
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Well said! The last thing I think of when I see...

Well said! The last thing I think of when I see one of your images is "what camera / lens was this taken with?" The first is always, "How did he see that?" Your distinctive approach is always...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 08-15-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 795
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IIRC, it was 1.2 or 1.4 ... only thing truly...

IIRC, it was 1.2 or 1.4 ... only thing truly sharp on the negative is the fella's left eye. I really love how the lens treated the background and I would have purchased a copy for myself, except for...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 08-15-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 795
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I used a friend's v2 just for a few minutes in...

I used a friend's v2 just for a few minutes in 2014. Lots of the hype around the Nokton seems to have died down of late, but I'd buy one eagerly if I wasn't so allergic to larger lenses. (Last...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-15-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 633
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I usually use an old and increasingly fragile...

I usually use an old and increasingly fragile Digisix that has served me well for over a decade now (and I got it second hand). But FWIW, when I don't have it with me, I use the same app as...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 07-17-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 1,015
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A good friend gave me Early Color when it was...

A good friend gave me Early Color when it was first published. Simply divine. Leiter's color images of Manhattan are such gorgeous abstractions, not to the point of losing recognition of the scene,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-17-2018
Replies: 58
Views: 4,140
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Nick looks like he's fly fishing for trout and...

Nick looks like he's fly fishing for trout and has a large one that he's releasing. As a fellow fly fishing nut, I can say two things: (a) when a big one is on, pretty much every other...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-13-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 560
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Another recommendation for HC-110. It's what I...

Another recommendation for HC-110. It's what I settled on after using Xtol, Thornton's Two Bath, Rodinal, and a few others along the way. It's cheap, widely available, the undiluted syrup lasts...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-12-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 1,336
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Don't have a pic, but my edc loads (one for...

Don't have a pic, but my edc loads (one for everyday, one for work):

everyday:
Apple - iPhone 7
Raven Workshop - Key Grip 2
McGizmo - Haiku (custom LED flashlight)
Big Skinny Men's Super Skinny...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-12-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 467
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Post your results when you have some!

Post your results when you have some!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-10-2018
Replies: 288
Views: 50,532
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https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3893/14878319436_42...

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3893/14878319436_4262022ee2_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/oEKh1U)
untitled (https://flic.kr/p/oEKh1U) by KevinL (https://www.flickr.com/photos/shudaizi/), on Flickr
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 07-09-2018
Replies: 41
Views: 5,477
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Odd -- I'd not have thought a wrist strap would...

Odd -- I'd not have thought a wrist strap would do that, but perhaps a little mystery is a good thing now and again. Here's hoping it never returns!
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 07-08-2018
Replies: 265
Views: 8,436
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I'm in again. Email sent. Thanks, Stephan,...

I'm in again. Email sent.

Thanks, Stephan, for continuing to organize these exchanges!
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 07-08-2018
Replies: 41
Views: 5,477
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Chris, is it just me or do both these last...

Chris, is it just me or do both these last photos have a band of blur / low contrast running roughly top to bottom on the righthand side of the frame? Looks about 2/3rd of the way toward the edge. ...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-01-2018
Replies: 4,571
Views: 1,304,633
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https://farm1.staticflickr.com/841/42417788904_90b...

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/841/42417788904_90b5ce1396_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/27CjfQ1)

Sharing a Secret (or Plotting My Demise in the Backseat of the Car) (https://flic.kr/p/27CjfQ1) by KevinL...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-28-2018
Replies: 0
Views: 272
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Focotar-2 cleaning

Just picked up a Focotar-2 (50/4.5) to use with a BEOON and Sony A7ii as a faster scanning method.

The Focotar has some dust (not a worry) and small paint chips internally. One of the chips...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-28-2018
Replies: 4,571
Views: 1,304,633
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https://farm1.staticflickr.com/834/42161402205_2d2...

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/834/42161402205_2d2a39cf94_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/27eEcZF)
Happy Feet (https://flic.kr/p/27eEcZF) by KevinL (https://www.flickr.com/photos/shudaizi/), on Flickr
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-27-2018
Replies: 4,571
Views: 1,304,633
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A couple from last June, when I was visiting my...

A couple from last June, when I was visiting my sister in Colorado for my mother's memorial service. Both with Summilux 50 1.4 pre-ASPH (E46 version), on Arista Premium 400 (expired but stored...
Forum: Optics Theory - 06-22-2018
Replies: 161
Views: 9,072
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Brilliant post! That link is simply hilarious...

Brilliant post! That link is simply hilarious reading. ... I wonder if there are any eye exercises that can let me see the slower photons too.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-05-2018
Replies: 1,510
Views: 195,131
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https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7590/27973540853_ce...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7590/27973540853_ce34453b4f_b.jpg

The Education of Finley, 2016

Finley is our rescue -- beaten by her owner, attacked by a pack of dogs and left for dead, the rescue...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 06-11-2017
Replies: 203
Views: 265,872
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Taken in 2012 at the home of one of my wife's...

Taken in 2012 at the home of one of my wife's childhood friends, a Syrian (now US citizen). After having her child with her British husband, her parents finally were able to flee the war and allowed...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 05-09-2017
Replies: 203
Views: 265,872
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Stop apologizing guys -- really! I like the...

Stop apologizing guys -- really! I like the strung out nature of these exchanges. Having some that come in weeks late, or even longer, is actually nice. ("It's not a bug, it's a feature.") Only...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 04-02-2017
Replies: 203
Views: 265,872
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Wet-printed are an extra-special treat! You are...

Wet-printed are an extra-special treat! You are more than forgiven! :D
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 03-30-2017
Replies: 203
Views: 265,872
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Perhaps oddly, I have the opposite reaction. As...

Perhaps oddly, I have the opposite reaction. As long as the damage isn't catastrophic, I really enjoy the marks that come along with being mailed. The scuffs, the barcodes that get printed on some,...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 03-28-2017
Replies: 203
Views: 265,872
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I've been getting one or two a day for the last...

I've been getting one or two a day for the last week or so. Nice images so far!

Mine went out this morning, so hopefully they start arriving at nearby (East Coast US) locations before the end of...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-09-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 1,166
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Another voice for Karl. Super fast turnaround. ...

Another voice for Karl. Super fast turnaround. He repaired, CLA-ed, removed the non-functional meter, recovered my Autocord in 24 hours. Like having a new camera. Great communication too.
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 01-08-2017
Replies: 203
Views: 265,872
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I'm in too. Just sent Stephan the email.

I'm in too. Just sent Stephan the email.
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 01-07-2017
Replies: 354
Sticky: RIP Tom A
Views: 51,135
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Terrible news, terrible loss for Tuulikki and RFF...

Terrible news, terrible loss for Tuulikki and RFF too. Photography (and especially film photography) has lost a generous and kind man.
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 12-05-2016
Replies: 12
Views: 1,963
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Well said, Alkis. I agree with every word. ...

Well said, Alkis. I agree with every word.

One reason why I appreciate The Pond is something you hinted at, its "bookness". Most photographs are taken in order to stand alone as single images...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 12-04-2016
Replies: 12
Views: 1,963
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Even though it's a significant departure from...

Even though it's a significant departure from most of the rest of the books I've purchased that have humans dominating the images, I like Gossage's The Pond a very great deal. It is a narrative, and...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-23-2016
Replies: 11
Views: 1,507
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I had a Zeiss ZM that had its lugs very worn, to...

I had a Zeiss ZM that had its lugs very worn, to knife edge on one side, in just two years. So I decided not to use metal rings at all on my straps. I tie up some small (1 cm) two strand loops of...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 11-18-2016
Replies: 65
Views: 7,582
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I'm so glad the print made it there safe and...

I'm so glad the print made it there safe and sound -- and so quickly too.

Your prints are above my desk in my home office, so they enjoyed on nearly a daily basis. Thanks!

Thanks too to Mauro...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 09-21-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 3,647
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My RSS 4x5 arrived last week. No time to shoot...

My RSS 4x5 arrived last week. No time to shoot with it yet (semester started and I'm swamped), but it's beautifully made. Loving the offset pinholes for perspective / horizon control.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-19-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 1,023
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I wish I could have gone! Sadly, semester is...

I wish I could have gone!

Sadly, semester is in full swing and I'm buried with reading and grading. (Who writes these syllabi anyway? Oh, yeah, me. Why I make so much work for myself I'll never...
Forum: Nikon RF 09-12-2016
Replies: 432
Views: 82,124
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Jon, really like the shot of the little girl in...

Jon, really like the shot of the little girl in the kimono. Nicely seen! The expressions of the two fellas in the third are good too, though I'll confess I think it would be better without the...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-08-2016
Replies: 400
Views: 137,215
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Yeah, I thought it was strange too. Once I got...

Yeah, I thought it was strange too. Once I got several shots with eyes not in focus, but tip of nose sharp, I tested it (on tripod, with ruler) twice on two different bodies. (Four tests total.) ...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-07-2016
Replies: 20
Views: 2,155
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Victory! Glad it was something easy (no...

Victory! Glad it was something easy (no repairs)!
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-07-2016
Replies: 20
Views: 2,155
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I wonder if it might be something (partly...

I wonder if it might be something (partly transparent?) out of place inside the scanner guts -- i.e., underneath the glass surface.

The odd thing for me is that from the close up crop it is seems...
Forum: Nikon RF 09-07-2016
Replies: 432
Views: 82,124
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Nice shots, Dirk. Really like the one with the...

Nice shots, Dirk. Really like the one with the young lady holding the 琵琶. I miss Neopan 400 too. My stash was used up long ago.
Forum: Nikon RF 09-05-2016
Replies: 432
Views: 82,124
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Nice tones with the JCH film. (Not gonna say...

Nice tones with the JCH film. (Not gonna say anything about the Nikkor as my heart is still raw and bleeding from my attempt to acquire one.) ;)
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-31-2016
Replies: 1,345
Views: 393,993
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Hah! You two are way too "consistent" for me. ...

Hah! You two are way too "consistent" for me. My bodies are not quite "period". M6 (black) and M4 (chrome -- starting to see brass in one spot from my thumb resting on the chrome). Still, the...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-29-2016
Replies: 1,345
Views: 393,993
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No apology necessary, Matt. Those are lovely. ...

No apology necessary, Matt. Those are lovely. Especially like #2 and #4. Well done!

This lens is back on my radar as I've moved to "classic glass". I think it would make a great set with my 35...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-28-2016
Replies: 1,186
Views: 335,652
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https://c4.staticflickr.com/9/8418/29220058931_f03...

https://c4.staticflickr.com/9/8418/29220058931_f03b1709a3_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Lw5rvv)
Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/Lw5rvv) by Kevin (https://www.flickr.com/photos/shudaizi/), on Flickr

M6, 35...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-28-2016
Replies: 974
Views: 364,159
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https://c5.staticflickr.com/9/8734/29190598772_3d2...

https://c5.staticflickr.com/9/8734/29190598772_3d298df7fa_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Ltts2J)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/Ltts2J) by Kevin (https://www.flickr.com/photos/shudaizi/), on Flickr


M6, 50...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 08-23-2016
Replies: 26
Views: 4,445
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Nice! I was curious what equipment he used, not...

Nice! I was curious what equipment he used, not that it's important, just "idle curiosity." Lately, I've been tempted to pick up a Nikon F myself ... or an F2.
Just because (in other words,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-23-2016
Replies: 104
Views: 8,200
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I've had a few MF cameras but sold all but two...

I've had a few MF cameras but sold all but two (a) multiformat (6x4.5, 6x6, 6x7, 6x9, 6x12) pinhole and (b) Minolta Autocord. All the MF cameras I've shot with (including a 6x4.5) offered...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 08-22-2016
Replies: 26
Views: 4,445
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Thanks Helen -- you can call me Kevin. :D ...

Thanks Helen -- you can call me Kevin. :D





Thanks, Fred for the show blurb. Should definitely make the trip in for this one too.
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 08-22-2016
Replies: 26
Views: 4,445
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Where is Arbus showing? (I'm so out of things...

Where is Arbus showing? (I'm so out of things this year ...)
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 08-22-2016
Replies: 26
Views: 4,445
Posted By Papercut
Good point! In that narrative sense, I can...

Good point! In that narrative sense, I can appreciate the inclusion of that image too.
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 08-22-2016
Replies: 26
Views: 4,445
Posted By Papercut
It's well worth going! Good selections and the...

It's well worth going! Good selections and the printing was wonderful. I dunno if Danny did his own printing or not, but I was impressed.

The only image that left me cold -- for both content and...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-22-2016
Replies: 1,649
Views: 471,639
Posted By Papercut
From the test roll -- still evaluating whether to...

From the test roll -- still evaluating whether to keep this copy or not.

Wide open is truly an "art lens" (almost in the lomo spirit?). All my examples from the test roll at f/1.4 are not fit to...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-19-2016
Replies: 88
Views: 5,514
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It's okay. I'd have to sell some stuff before I...

It's okay. I'd have to sell some stuff before I could justify it anyway, as I just splashed for a late German copy of the 35 summilux pre-asph. I can afford to be patient. Hope you find a buyer...
Forum: Nikon RF 08-19-2016
Replies: 432
Views: 82,124
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Looking real nice! The summer corn looks good...

Looking real nice! The summer corn looks good too.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-19-2016
Replies: 88
Views: 5,514
Posted By Papercut
Peter -- yours is another S-mount, not LTM, right?

Peter -- yours is another S-mount, not LTM, right?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-16-2016
Replies: 1,186
Views: 335,652
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M6, 35 summicron ASPH, HP5+, Xtol. Ten-faced...

M6, 35 summicron ASPH, HP5+, Xtol.


Ten-faced Buddha at the top of Mt. Emei (Sichuan)

https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8698/28955777976_effe6bb5db_c.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-16-2016
Replies: 592
Views: 87,351
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175 Years of Sharing...

175 Years of Sharing Photography:

https://c5.staticflickr.com/2/1532/25671000500_3bf198fa7d_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/F7sA5U)175 Years of Sharing Photography (https://flic.kr/p/F7sA5U) by Kevin...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 08-14-2016
Replies: 62
Views: 6,952
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I have to agree, but mainly because I find the...

I have to agree, but mainly because I find the whole "nude innocence" idea to be utterly uninteresting and cliche (and very often just a thin beard for ogling, which isn't ethically wrong, but merely...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-14-2016
Replies: 372
Views: 61,432
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at Crissy Field, SF -- a while back (I'm years...

at Crissy Field, SF -- a while back (I'm years behind in my scanning.)


https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8388/28369071994_af93ece788_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/KdSUJW)Paula (https://flic.kr/p/KdSUJW)...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 08-13-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 3,647
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Drat! I was hoping you'd tell me it was terrible...

Drat! I was hoping you'd tell me it was terrible because then temptation might subside! :D Looking forward to seeing your results with the 4x5 once it arrives.
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 08-13-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 3,647
Posted By Papercut
Nice! Encouraging is an understatement. I'm...

Nice! Encouraging is an understatement.

I'm really aching to try a RSS 6x17 (curved film plane) and 4x5. How is the build quality on the 6x6?
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 08-09-2016
Replies: 37
Views: 3,386
Posted By Papercut
John (and Jamie) -- thanks! That's very helpful....

John (and Jamie) -- thanks! That's very helpful. It seems the Provoke pages are not nearly as small as the amazon reviews make out. There are a lot of Tomatsu and Hosoe images (and oddly they seem...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 08-09-2016
Replies: 37
Views: 3,386
Posted By Papercut
Chris, Can you tell me / us how much of the book...

Chris,

Can you tell me / us how much of the book is focused on Provoke itself? Some of the reviews on amazon suggest a lot of book space is devoted to Hosoe, Tomatsu, etc. and subsequently the...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-06-2016
Replies: 88
Views: 5,514
Posted By Papercut
Thanks, Peter. Yeah, that's pretty much what I...

Thanks, Peter. Yeah, that's pretty much what I told the seller.

If nothing else, I had my first experience opening up a lens from this. Can a table strewn with partially disassembled lenses be...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-05-2016
Replies: 88
Views: 5,514
Posted By Papercut
Well the lens has been returned and the purchase...

Well the lens has been returned and the purchase refunded.

The seller has already sold it again (for almost the same money), this time noting the haze in the description. (He had it relisted and...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 08-05-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 1,079
Posted By Papercut
You lost me at "one of the most popular photo...

You lost me at "one of the most popular photo bloggers". :(
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-05-2016
Replies: 372
Views: 61,432
Posted By Papercut
I shoot with the Elmar regularly (for me), just...

I shoot with the Elmar regularly (for me), just haven't had time to shoot much at all the last few years, so very few images to post. (Academic who has not yet secured tenure = indentured servant.) ...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-03-2016
Replies: 88
Views: 5,514
Posted By Papercut
Yeah, I'm counting my blessings. I am, however,...

Yeah, I'm counting my blessings. I am, however, also now regretting missing out on your UC-Hexanon in the Classifieds! Grrrrrr. Bad timing. :)
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-03-2016
Replies: 88
Views: 5,514
Posted By Papercut
Update: Well, Nippon Photo Clinic can't clean...

Update:

Well, Nippon Photo Clinic can't clean the lens. The haze is in between elements and attempting to clean it would damage the lens. So it is going back to the seller for a full refund...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-02-2016
Replies: 22
Views: 1,796
Posted By Papercut
This would make sense with what the OP describes...

This would make sense with what the OP describes too: that some frames have none (wound on and fired the frame quickly), while other frames are loaded with them (the frame was in place for a while...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-02-2016
Replies: 22
Views: 1,796
Posted By Papercut
I noticed that too. Have no idea what would be...

I noticed that too. Have no idea what would be leaving identical marks like that, but it would seem to rule out the "usual suspects" to me.
Forum: Nikon RF 08-02-2016
Replies: 432
Views: 82,124
Posted By Papercut
You may be right. I'm probably under-estimating...

You may be right. I'm probably under-estimating the Metro-North trains ... but given the state of many of the cars, this is how I picture them : ...
Forum: Nikon RF 08-01-2016
Replies: 432
Views: 82,124
Posted By Papercut
I'd love to compare the cockpit of that Japanese...

I'd love to compare the cockpit of that Japanese commuter train (?) with the cockpit of the Metro-North here in NYC. I bet the latter looks 19th-century in comparison with that Japanese shot! :D ...
Forum: Nikon RF 08-01-2016
Replies: 432
Views: 82,124
Posted By Papercut
Nice shots, as usual, Jon! Good advertisements...

Nice shots, as usual, Jon!

Good advertisements for this lens, for sure.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-01-2016
Replies: 88
Views: 5,514
Posted By Papercut
Thanks again, Jon! You're a wealth of helpful...

Thanks again, Jon! You're a wealth of helpful advice!


I've contacted the eBay seller and he's agreed to split the cleaning cost (assuming it's fixable and the elements aren't etched). He agreed...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-01-2016
Replies: 88
Views: 5,514
Posted By Papercut
Okay, another question for you more experienced...

Okay, another question for you more experienced guys.

If the haze is from aperture blade oil that has gone backwards (onto the very front-facing surface of the rear element groups), can I clean...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-01-2016
Replies: 88
Views: 5,514
Posted By Papercut
Thanks, Peter! I'm glad yours cleaned up so...

Thanks, Peter! I'm glad yours cleaned up so well. I'm hoping it turns out similarly for me -- gonna go get some ethanol later this morning and make an attempt.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-01-2016
Replies: 88
Views: 5,514
Posted By Papercut
Thanks for the continuing walk-through, Jon! ...

Thanks for the continuing walk-through, Jon!

I'll try some ethanol. (Have to go get that too.)
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-01-2016
Replies: 88
Views: 5,514
Posted By Papercut
Okay I got it off and I think the news is bad. I...

Okay I got it off and I think the news is bad. I think the haze is on the INSIDE of the front element. Not the backside. So I suspect this is going back to the seller.

EDIT: Well, now I'm not so...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-01-2016
Replies: 88
Views: 5,514
Posted By Papercut
Hrmmm, it is on there really tight then. Had a...

Hrmmm, it is on there really tight then. Had a good grip on it and it wouldn't budge one bit.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-01-2016
Replies: 88
Views: 5,514
Posted By Papercut
That's what I'm hoping! To remove the front...

That's what I'm hoping!

To remove the front optical group, do I need to take the front ring (with all the lens info and Nippon Kogaku Japan, serial # etc) on it first? Or just use unscrew (rubber...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-01-2016
Replies: 88
Views: 5,514
Posted By Papercut
Yeah I've heard that before too, Jon. Sadly,...

Yeah I've heard that before too, Jon.

Sadly, after developing my test roll with this lens, I've discovered flare even when stopped down (f8). Sure enough, closer inspection reveals haze on the...
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