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Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 60
Posted By charjohncarter
I hardly ever am in the situation to choose. I...

I hardly ever am in the situation to choose. I only take one camera usually with me. But when I wish I had color is when the scene is low contrast and it has different colors.
Forum: Photography General Interest 17 Hours Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 470
Posted By charjohncarter
I'm surprised that no one has suggested the...

I'm surprised that no one has suggested the Olympus 35RC (maybe someone has I didn't read the replies to closely). You have both automatic exposure (shutter priority), and complete manual. It is...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 2 Days Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 403
Posted By charjohncarter
Mine is on its way, maybe today.

Mine is on its way, maybe today.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Days Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 373
Posted By charjohncarter
Portra 160, Tmax 100, TriX and for something...

Portra 160, Tmax 100, TriX and for something different in color Ektar 100. These are all great for landscapes.

EDIT: Tmax 100 with 120 to me looks like 4x5 quality.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Days Ago
Replies: 126
Views: 9,280
Posted By charjohncarter
We also went on the South Point-Lofall short run...

We also went on the South Point-Lofall short run across Hood Canal. It was on our way to Port Ludlow.

Port Ludlow 1965:

https://live.staticflickr.com/4869/45766821624_c9acc37fe4_z.jpg...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Days Ago
Replies: 126
Views: 9,280
Posted By charjohncarter
Doug, we were always on the 1940's versions when...

Doug, we were always on the 1940's versions when I was a kid (we always went to Winslow). But my dream was to go on the Kalakala. Finally my father took us on a round trip to Bremerton (I think). ...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 3 Days Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 383
Posted By charjohncarter
I did like you when digital was out for about...

I did like you when digital was out for about 8-10 years. I went through as many as I could. And I agree with you I did not think the "final results" were much different. It was like chasing...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Days Ago
Replies: 55
Views: 1,682
Posted By charjohncarter
Godfrey, please keep us posted. I'm always...

Godfrey, please keep us posted. I'm always worried that I'm losing my touch when loading may reels. So, I trust you to give us the straight scoop.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Days Ago
Replies: 126
Views: 9,280
Posted By charjohncarter
My Dad's photo: circa...

My Dad's photo: circa 1939??

https://live.staticflickr.com/3448/3908330134_cdf70e9c16_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/6Xndoj)Seattle 1939: Found Photo (https://flic.kr/p/6Xndoj) by John Carter...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 1 Week Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 289
Posted By charjohncarter
A friend and I went to his show at SFMOMA a few...

A friend and I went to his show at SFMOMA a few years back. They had some of his negatives and contact sheets. 767 rolls of film: yikes ($4441.00 today).

I don't know about changing America...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 606
Posted By charjohncarter
Here is a good tutorial that uses your scanner...

Here is a good tutorial that uses your scanner software. It is for color but it can also be used for...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 1 Week Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 403
Posted By charjohncarter
My copy is on its way.

My copy is on its way.
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 1 Week Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 403
Posted By charjohncarter
Yes, I had two with me. They never said...

Yes, I had two with me. They never said anything, except when I tried to go for a walk off the grounds. Still, too tired to order, but I'll do it man(y)ana.
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 1 Week Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 403
Posted By charjohncarter
Great, I'll order it tomorrow. I'm too tied...

Great, I'll order it tomorrow. I'm too tied tonight. I'm still recovering from my trip Scottsdale, AZ. I went to a resort that stole your car so you couldn't escape, and you had to pay $60 for a...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 51
Views: 1,616
Posted By charjohncarter
Mamiya Super 23 or Universal, and Mamiya RB67 or...

Mamiya Super 23 or Universal, and Mamiya RB67 or RZ67.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 51
Views: 1,616
Posted By charjohncarter
He loves his country, and his photos do it...

He loves his country, and his photos do it justice.
Forum: Olympus RF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 162
Views: 29,495
Posted By charjohncarter
Jumillar, nice composition.

Jumillar, nice composition.
Forum: Olympus RF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 162
Views: 29,495
Posted By charjohncarter
I recently posted this on another thread, it is...

I recently posted this on another thread, it is true. I just take better pictures with me 35RC:

I have a large Flickr account, and when I select a camera to search MY account I find I like my...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 1 Week Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 1,078
Posted By charjohncarter
I carry a camera with me most of the time. It is...

I carry a camera with me most of the time. It is usually an SLR or RF (film), but I also have a pocketable Olympus Stylus Infinity and a Olympus 35RC. These work great for me.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 47
Views: 2,067
Posted By charjohncarter
I have a large Flickr account, and when I select...

I have a large Flickr account, and when I select a camera to search MY account I find I like my Olympus 35RC photos better than any of my other cameras (or more expensive cameras). I'm not sure...
Forum: Olympus RF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 192
Posted By charjohncarter
I did that on a few of my fixed lens RF cameras. ...

I did that on a few of my fixed lens RF cameras. It does work but be careful some of the windows on these cameras are thin plastic and can easily break.
Forum: Optics Theory - 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 376
Posted By charjohncarter
Right now I'm thinking of my Great Grand Mother...

Right now I'm thinking of my Great Grand Mother from Wonnerup W.A. So I'll have to answer tomorrow.
Forum: RFF Polls 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 62
Views: 2,934
Posted By charjohncarter
I am surprised at the number of female...

I am surprised at the number of female photographers that are on LensScratch: much higher than our poll. But we have at least two great ones, DMR and HH.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 1,065
Posted By charjohncarter
Yikes, I just checked EBAY on the above mentioned...

Yikes, I just checked EBAY on the above mentioned 35mm F3.5 Serenar. I paid $45.00 for mine now they want 7X.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 1,065
Posted By charjohncarter
I didn't see it mentioned here, but I bought a...

I didn't see it mentioned here, but I bought a 35mm f3.5 Serenar (Canon) a number of years back. I'm not recommending it, but it is surprisingly sharp for the price and beautifully made. It does...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 347
Views: 16,213
Posted By charjohncarter
^^^ Nice rig.

^^^ Nice rig.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 886
Posted By charjohncarter
I still like an RF for accurate focusing...

I still like an RF for accurate focusing especially with wide angle lenses. I find I still get fooled by AF even the latest models.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 168
Posted By charjohncarter
I saw something similar (maybe the same) a few...

I saw something similar (maybe the same) a few years ago at the SFMOMA; it was really good. Everything from her first work to the present.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 2,305
Posted By charjohncarter
This is what it was made for: IIIf. Lens is an...

This is what it was made for: IIIf. Lens is an Instamatic lens mount for LTM.

https://live.staticflickr.com/3226/2964702391_5faa23e192_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/5vYSJt)Disposable Camera Lens on...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 235
Views: 5,957
Posted By charjohncarter
I still have a slowness problem with some on...

I still have a slowness problem with some on choices.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 226
Views: 24,933
Posted By charjohncarter
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47986735791_0c...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47986735791_0ca3ddb1e9_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2g7qyHD)FujiFilm 200 expired (https://flic.kr/p/2g7qyHD) by John Carter...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 203
Views: 24,171
Posted By charjohncarter
Knock-Off of Les Paul Jr. with parts from...

Knock-Off of Les Paul Jr. with parts from Warmouth. I 'built' this one about 20 years ago:


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48081581952_320257d236_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gfNFbh)Pentax K1...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-16-2019
Replies: 493
Views: 36,701
Posted By charjohncarter
I actually like scanning with a scanner when I'm...

I actually like scanning with a scanner when I'm doing color. I can adjust each RGB channel myself and then give myself some head and tail room to make it more easy to post process (0-255). Has...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-15-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 741
Posted By charjohncarter
I bought one off Ebay that had the right clips...

I bought one off Ebay that had the right clips for my Rollieflex. It is leather and thicker leather than my original. It is still a little stiff, but I feel much better using it.

I said Ebay but...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 06-14-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 317
Posted By charjohncarter
I thought I would love an AF camera. But no,...

I thought I would love an AF camera. But no, they are great if you use (like a P&S) a wide angle lens. I still have to be very careful with the four AF bodies that I have (2 digital, and 2 film). ...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-14-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 604
Posted By charjohncarter
One other huge benefit with your C-41 develop and...

One other huge benefit with your C-41 develop and scan method is having a scanner with Digital Ice.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-12-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 662
Posted By charjohncarter
I don't get it.

I don't get it.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-12-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 662
Posted By charjohncarter
Or what about a real Speed...

Or what about a real Speed Graphic?

http://lenscratch.com/2019/06/jason-lee-oklahoma/
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-10-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,925
Posted By charjohncarter
I've only used Acros 100 once just before it was...

I've only used Acros 100 once just before it was dropped. I hit development, exposure 100% on my first and only try. Besides that I like the results: tonality, shadow detail, contrast. So I will...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-09-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,925
Posted By charjohncarter
I hope....

I hope....
Forum: Photo Software 06-09-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 1,968
Posted By charjohncarter
For me this is the answer, what do you need it...

For me this is the answer, what do you need it for? Scan and you do a few changes. Digital camera and you do minimal post processing. Then there are many programs for you that are non-subscription...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-07-2019
Replies: 203
Views: 24,171
Posted By charjohncarter
I made this from parts out of Warmouth:...

I made this from parts out of Warmouth: https://www.warmoth.com/

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47930952307_f4c67a5e08_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2g2uEer)AristaEDUultra400 HC-110h...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 06-07-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 390
Posted By charjohncarter
Very good lens, and I don't think it will fit the...

Very good lens, and I don't think it will fit the last model: the Universal:

https://live.staticflickr.com/1729/42646193912_ae294536b9_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/27YuTFo)Tmax 100 expired HC-110h...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-07-2019
Replies: 1,661
Views: 424,095
Posted By charjohncarter
105 f4 wide open, expired Portra...

105 f4 wide open, expired Portra 160:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47975406066_80369b17d7_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2g6quMy)Portra 160 Expired (very) (https://flic.kr/p/2g6quMy) by John Carter...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-07-2019
Replies: 101
Views: 20,795
Posted By charjohncarter
I have used all three (100-200-400 Arista EDU...

I have used all three (100-200-400 Arista EDU ultras) and have been able to finally getting it trained, or maybe it trained me.

This one is expired 400 and I noticed a little increase in...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-05-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 4,164
Posted By charjohncarter
I like it if it is the same as I use: FujiFilm...

I like it if it is the same as I use: FujiFilm C200 36 exposures. It is a little more saturated than Kodak Gold 200. I have very little trouble scanning C200. And I like the colors and it's...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-04-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 1,811
Posted By charjohncarter
I have to agree with this (I'm not using a M10),...

I have to agree with this (I'm not using a M10), I started by underexposing using my digital camera meter. But then went to my Sekonic.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-03-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 393
Posted By charjohncarter
Prime Network isn't listed for my cable. I'll...

Prime Network isn't listed for my cable. I'll check my smart TV.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-02-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 562
Posted By charjohncarter
Thanks all, I'm doing better; hallucinations...

Thanks all, I'm doing better; hallucinations gone, balance almost back, still a slight memory problem but all in all I'm good. So soon I'll be back to Ektachrome. I've been shooting some C-41 and...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-01-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 562
Posted By charjohncarter
Yes, the hip is fine but I had a medicine mess up...

Yes, the hip is fine but I had a medicine mess up at the hospital which has really goofed things up. But I am at least starting display signs of cogency.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-01-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 562
Posted By charjohncarter
I'm waiting, I have only use one roll of...

I'm waiting, I have only use one roll of Ektachrome 100 (new), and the was because I've been ill. But I want to try this, I hope it comes:

35mm Ektachrome 100...
Forum: Chris Crawford 06-01-2019
Replies: 107
Views: 2,999
Posted By charjohncarter
Sneaky adopted you and your son, not you and your...

Sneaky adopted you and your son, not you and your son adopted Sneaky. Sometimes cats are smarter than their previous owners. You are lucky to have him (or her ?). By the way, I never saw a mouse...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-31-2019
Replies: 347
Views: 16,213
Posted By charjohncarter
Pentax 6x7, expired I think 2002 Kodak Portra 160...

Pentax 6x7, expired I think 2002 Kodak Portra 160 nc. I believe this was with a 55mm f4 Takumar lens.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47975406066_80369b17d7_z.jpg...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-29-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 762
Posted By charjohncarter
Hard for me to answer too, because I just...

Hard for me to answer too, because I just recently bought a FF digital. I still prefer the look of film, but the ease of use is certainly welcome. I find that for what I do even sending files is...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-28-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 403
Posted By charjohncarter
Pentax 6x7 with Extension...

Pentax 6x7 with Extension Tube:

https://live.staticflickr.com/6181/6156073568_d08ce784ab_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/anZucs)TMY-2 HC110h Rodinal (https://flic.kr/p/anZucs) by John Carter...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-27-2019
Replies: 570
Views: 13,971
Posted By charjohncarter
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47930948733_88...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47930948733_88a63f3a9c_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2g2uDaP)AristaEDUultra400 HC-110h (https://flic.kr/p/2g2uDaP) by John Carter...
Forum: Optics Theory - 05-26-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 16,376
Posted By charjohncarter
Old thread, but I missed it, excellent work.

Old thread, but I missed it, excellent work.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 05-22-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,000
Posted By charjohncarter
I like the way you think, pairs is a great idea. ...

I like the way you think, pairs is a great idea. Was that Talent, OR or Medford? I think about you every time I go Portland to visit friends and family. The show looks wonderful.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-20-2019
Replies: 93
Views: 2,699
Posted By charjohncarter
And fail probably for most; from LensScratch...

And fail probably for most; from LensScratch today:

The works represented a wide range of visual narratives, conceptual perspectives and thought processes. It was inspiring to see stories...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-19-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1,278
Posted By charjohncarter
You can borrow my Olympus 35RC if you want.

You can borrow my Olympus 35RC if you want.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-18-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 1,811
Posted By charjohncarter
I used a Sekonic Master L-104 series S from 1969...

I used a Sekonic Master L-104 series S from 1969 until about 6 years ago when I up graded to a 308s. The Sekonic Master has an incident cone that is why I used it so much with meter cameras. It...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-17-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 536
Posted By charjohncarter
I do this too. But I use Costco. Most of my...

I do this too. But I use Costco. Most of my prints are B&W film negatives scanned and then sent to Costco to be wet printed on color paper which is not a good compromise. Not very often do people...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-16-2019
Replies: 123
Views: 2,856
Posted By charjohncarter
Cell photo tech is probably able to be put into a...

Cell photo tech is probably able to be put into a thimble so put a cell photo in a DSLR. They already have a screen and GPS.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-15-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 1,756
Posted By charjohncarter
Here is my f3.5 Serenar (Canon). A little low on...

Here is my f3.5 Serenar (Canon). A little low on contrast, but that is easy with digital post. Wide open it shows no fall off, but it does have a tendency to haze (easy to clean off though). ...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-14-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 495
Posted By charjohncarter
css9450, nice trick inverting the tank, I never...

css9450, nice trick inverting the tank, I never liked stand for many reasons, but uneven development was definitely a constant with Rodinal stand. Thanks.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-14-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 495
Posted By charjohncarter
I'd like to hear these answers. Every time I've...

I'd like to hear these answers. Every time I've tried this which has been once by accident and once on purpose, I get nothing but very dark brown results. The negatives are bullet proof, but can be...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-13-2019
Replies: 235
Views: 5,957
Posted By charjohncarter
Again, yes: slow, blurry images sometimes. But...

Again, yes: slow, blurry images sometimes. But the search engine on RFF is not any better.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-11-2019
Replies: 1
Views: 246
Posted By charjohncarter
Amazing, I guess they saw a need.

Amazing, I guess they saw a need.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 05-11-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 574
Posted By charjohncarter
Thanks, I'll do it.

Thanks, I'll do it.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 05-11-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 574
Posted By charjohncarter
I'd like to read it too.

I'd like to read it too.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-09-2019
Replies: 184
Views: 11,087
Posted By charjohncarter
Sorry, I didn't read this until I was back. But...

Sorry, I didn't read this until I was back. But thanks, I have two children that live in SB so that is a good hint.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-09-2019
Replies: 184
Views: 11,087
Posted By charjohncarter
Yes I had a tough time with this one, medicine...

Yes I had a tough time with this one, medicine goof ups.

I'll be able to shoots some soon. I love some of my images from my first roll, but I thinking of fill flash for the early and late...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-08-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 450
Posted By charjohncarter
No more complaining from your partner. I use to...

No more complaining from your partner. I use to not care about smells and dust or hands in chemicals. But now I'm Mr. Careful. Thanks for posting this.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-07-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,138
Posted By charjohncarter
Hard question and no easy answer. I have the...

Hard question and no easy answer. I have the same stuff only at my house and I've been slowly going through it: hoping for a masterpiece.

When my mother was growing up she lived on an island in...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-06-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,168
Posted By charjohncarter
As everyone on TV says these days; that's a good...

As everyone on TV says these days; that's a good question. I still love the of a wet print on true B&W paper created by optically exposing through a negative. But that supreme pleasure has been...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 05-05-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 381
Posted By charjohncarter
'creativity and proto-mindfulness' I don't know...

'creativity and proto-mindfulness' I don't know what that means, but I like his work.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-04-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 652
Posted By charjohncarter
Yes, thanks I have Netflix and can never find...

Yes, thanks I have Netflix and can never find anything to watch; especially bad are their 'Netflix Original(s).'
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 05-04-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 466
Posted By charjohncarter
I converted a 95 a few years ago. It is too hard...

I converted a 95 a few years ago. It is too hard to use, I guess I'm not a 4x5 guy.

https://live.staticflickr.com/5050/5355441823_09e077b8b0_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/9af3gR)$60 Polaroid Conversion...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-02-2019
Replies: 80
Views: 2,343
Posted By charjohncarter
https://live.staticflickr.com/7897/33383295008_d5d...

https://live.staticflickr.com/7897/33383295008_d5d6c5e19d_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/SRY7xS)FujiFilm 200 expired (https://flic.kr/p/SRY7xS) by John Carter (https://www.flickr.com/photos/carter3john/),...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-02-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 676
Posted By charjohncarter
Thanks guys, they are not my photos: W.K....

Thanks guys, they are not my photos: W.K. Amonette and John Carter.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-01-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 676
Posted By charjohncarter
I have lots of family photos from this era, and...

I have lots of family photos from this era, and besides the clothes people were, well, not so fat.

https://live.staticflickr.com/3362/3562806527_61d4904171_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/6qQjfK)1946...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-01-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,413
Posted By charjohncarter
Here is a recent one by me, that is a little like...

Here is a recent one by me, that is a little like PeterM. Of course not as good as PeterM but a try.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47745242791_245aea5c71_z.jpg...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 04-30-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 683
Posted By charjohncarter
Those are really good Godfrey.

Those are really good Godfrey.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-29-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 391
Posted By charjohncarter
Great I will look around my home area for it, or...

Great I will look around my home area for it, or maybe Netflix will have it. Lost chemical formula???
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-28-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,814
Posted By charjohncarter
Sorry about your family's experience, but there...

Sorry about your family's experience, but there were some from Russia that really helped the USA during WWII. Here is one, and she made it into the 60s (and we are...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-28-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 252
Posted By charjohncarter
I still wonder how he gets that close with a...

I still wonder how he gets that close with a Leica: >3.5 feet.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-28-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 758
Posted By charjohncarter
I probably won't buy the book, but thanks for the...

I probably won't buy the book, but thanks for the now bookmarked site.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-28-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 6,947
Posted By charjohncarter
Brave and impressive. Good luck with it.

Brave and impressive. Good luck with it.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-27-2019
Replies: 60
Views: 4,773
Posted By charjohncarter
https://live.staticflickr.com/3797/13203917705_f70...

https://live.staticflickr.com/3797/13203917705_f70bdc5d3b_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/m7MwHx)Arista EDU ultra 100 Arista premium developer (https://flic.kr/p/m7MwHx) by John Carter...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-27-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 331
Posted By charjohncarter
If it has a film window, tape that too. But give...

If it has a film window, tape that too. But give us more to work with: camera, scan that includes sprocket holes, and as this is color I've heard that you can tell by the color if it is from the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-26-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,814
Posted By charjohncarter
Someone should start an "No Words 1960" thread. ...

Someone should start an "No Words 1960" thread.

https://live.staticflickr.com/8561/16419399657_94cd59ac32_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/r1VHtx)Slides 1963-64&71 (https://flic.kr/p/r1VHtx) by John Carter...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-25-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 403
Posted By charjohncarter
As Brett says; incident meter. Our deceased...

As Brett says; incident meter. Our deceased member Roger Hicks has said many times that SLR and maybe expensive RFs have meters that are keyed to expose for E-6 film. I don't know if this true, but...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-24-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 645
Posted By charjohncarter
To get us back to 'Knockers.' Kodak Duaflex...

To get us back to 'Knockers.'

Kodak Duaflex IV:

https://live.staticflickr.com/3130/3131430632_c34463c7fb_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/5LHpej)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/5LHpej) by John Carter...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 04-24-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,284
Posted By charjohncarter
I use almost exclusively a 35mm f2.0 on my FF...

I use almost exclusively a 35mm f2.0 on my FF DSLR. But then again I'm not doing the kind of shooting that would take advantage of high speed lenses. I save in that way for groceries and also the...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 04-24-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 748
Posted By charjohncarter
I use Epson scan and it works fine with Windows...

I use Epson scan and it works fine with Windows 10. But sometimes with updates I have to reinstall the Epson software: so save your disc.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-23-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,814
Posted By charjohncarter
The sixties were just like every other era, we...

The sixties were just like every other era, we did have some pop culture stuff. But life went on just like today.

https://live.staticflickr.com/5533/11142360336_78eb7a9fb2_z.jpg...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-23-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 645
Posted By charjohncarter
Wasn't it: Oh, Zank you, Doctor.

Wasn't it: Oh, Zank you, Doctor.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-22-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,125
Posted By charjohncarter
I received a Spotmatic in 1969: brand new. I...

I received a Spotmatic in 1969: brand new. I still have it. It came with the 50mm f1.4 (thorium). Quickly, I purchased a 28 f3.5 (still have it), then stupidly acquired a 200 f4.0 also new; but...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-22-2019
Replies: 483
Views: 64,918
Posted By charjohncarter
https://live.staticflickr.com/1671/26134093493_a58...

https://live.staticflickr.com/1671/26134093493_a586431656_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/FPo4uR)Kodak Gold 100 (https://flic.kr/p/FPo4uR) by John Carter (https://www.flickr.com/photos/carter3john/), on...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-22-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,680
Posted By charjohncarter
I've never been able to finish one.

I've never been able to finish one.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 04-18-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 580
Posted By charjohncarter
Thanks Chris, I'm out of town, but I'll try them...

Thanks Chris, I'm out of town, but I'll try them when I get back.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-17-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 342
Posted By charjohncarter
They produce a "softer" light output with longer...

They produce a "softer" light output with longer duration due to the combustion characteristics. As the material ignites, the "fire" starts slowly at first, producing low light output, increasing...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-15-2019
Replies: 184
Views: 11,087
Posted By charjohncarter
I thought about getting a roll for this Easter in...

I thought about getting a roll for this Easter in Santa Barbara, CA, but didn't order in time. We are having a late spring here so I have a couple of weeks. My hip is good and I'm almost back with...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-14-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 481
Posted By charjohncarter
Brett, thanks for that. I've had my IIIf CLA'd...

Brett, thanks for that. I've had my IIIf CLA'd so many times I'm just not for up for another war. This is/was at 1/100 and I only notice it at that speed so I'll live with it for a while.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-14-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 481
Posted By charjohncarter
And when you figure it out and have a CLA hope...

And when you figure it out and have a CLA hope you don't get this on the first roll back: someone said it was shutter bounce??

https://live.staticflickr.com/3769/11653322035_6ae57b366f_z.jpg...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 04-14-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 537
Posted By charjohncarter
I was going into my fourth year of University of...

I was going into my fourth year of University of Oregon (1963). I decided to get in my MG and go to LA for the Summer. I worked at that camera store on Reseda Blvd in Nothridge near Devonshire. ...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 04-14-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 537
Posted By charjohncarter
At least in Northridge, CA in 1963 there was a...

At least in Northridge, CA in 1963 there was a lot of switching to SLR. But some would bring the RF in just to sell on consignment, while they waited for a friend to return from Japan with their new...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 04-13-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 537
Posted By charjohncarter
Yes, I remember Nicca, I think Travis (my Boss)...

Yes, I remember Nicca, I think Travis (my Boss) thought that someone would buy them. He did take in trades like your Toronto guy. So the front window had Leicas and Rolleis on display that were...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 04-13-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 537
Posted By charjohncarter
Odd, never heard of them. I worked in a camera...

Odd, never heard of them. I worked in a camera store in 1963 and he had a junk box full of Leica knock offs. But I don't think he took any German knock offs. Most were Japanese.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-09-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 357
Posted By charjohncarter
Photography should have come along 100 years...

Photography should have come along 100 years before 1839. Think of how great those photos would have been. I know that is selfish on my part, but I always look at paintings from pre-1839, and I...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-08-2019
Replies: 1
Views: 275
Posted By charjohncarter
Check your M6's meter against your M6 TTL using a...

Check your M6's meter against your M6 TTL using a similar exposure scenes that are in question. If they are the same then get a good hand meter and check against that. Also, you should turn off the...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-08-2019
Replies: 264
Views: 15,836
Posted By charjohncarter
I hope Frances is safe. And has friends around...

I hope Frances is safe. And has friends around her. RIP Roger.
Forum: Olympus RF 04-07-2019
Replies: 162
Views: 29,495
Posted By charjohncarter
I think it is 43mm whatever it is perfect for me....

I think it is 43mm whatever it is perfect for me. Plus size and weight are good. I do have a grip about the 'A' 'OFF' 'F Stop' ring.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 04-07-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,199
Posted By charjohncarter
Correct, just need aperture, shutter speed and...

Correct, just need aperture, shutter speed and ISO. And then focus whatever way you like. All the rest is marketing.
Forum: Olympus RF 04-07-2019
Replies: 162
Views: 29,495
Posted By charjohncarter
I think it is my fifth, but I'll take your advice.

I think it is my fifth, but I'll take your advice.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 04-07-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,199
Posted By charjohncarter
I shoot my DSLR like a box camera. Although it...

I shoot my DSLR like a box camera. Although it does change settings automatically I don't know it. My DSLR allows me to set my aperture on the lens which I like and then shutter is auto set along...
Forum: Olympus RF 04-06-2019
Replies: 162
Views: 29,495
Posted By charjohncarter
I have to quit posting on this thread, but here...

I have to quit posting on this thread, but here is another with Gold 200:

https://live.staticflickr.com/3687/13457690423_f350cd1495_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/mvdbve)Kodak Gold 200...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-05-2019
Replies: 67
Views: 1,146
Posted By charjohncarter
Erik, I agree with you, especially the something...

Erik, I agree with you, especially the something is wrong with my older images.
Forum: Optics Theory - 04-04-2019
Replies: 86
Views: 2,081
Posted By charjohncarter
In Mexico they say, no esta 'RAS.'

In Mexico they say, no esta 'RAS.'
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-04-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 334
Posted By charjohncarter
I had something that looked like a Brownie...

I had something that looked like a Brownie Starlight using 127 (4x4), but I really had a case of GAS for a Brownie Hawkeye Flash and one with a flash. I never got it until about 10 years...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 04-03-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 4,525
Posted By charjohncarter
I never used a meter. But I have never used...

I never used a meter. But I have never used Rollei IR. I used Efke IR with an R72 filter. My method for this film was F11 @ 1 second for full sun. And F11 @ 10 seconds for open shade. Anything ...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-02-2019
Replies: 264
Views: 15,836
Posted By charjohncarter
Roger was always so generous with his knowledge. ...

Roger was always so generous with his knowledge. I still read his books when I think I doing something wrong: which is often. Thanks for everything Roger.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-02-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 322
Posted By charjohncarter
Konica sometime in the production of the C35 used...

Konica sometime in the production of the C35 used stainless wires or maybe aluminum. These just didn't hold up AND you can't solder them. I can't remember what the meter was acting like, but I knew...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-01-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 465
Posted By charjohncarter
I like the combo of IIIf and Elmar 50mm f3.5. I...

I like the combo of IIIf and Elmar 50mm f3.5. I read someplace in around 1964-5 that Leica struggled with the switching from the Barnack film loading system to the M model loading system because...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-31-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1,499
Posted By charjohncarter
I don't think your reputation will be hurt by...

I don't think your reputation will be hurt by using a Heliar. My reputation hasn't been hurt by still using an Elmar 50mm f3.5 that I bought 55 years ago. In fact, it has been upgraded just by the...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-30-2019
Replies: 570
Views: 13,971
Posted By charjohncarter
That is a great environmental portrait.

That is a great environmental portrait.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-27-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 469
Posted By charjohncarter
And Verichrome in a Hawkeye or similar camera.

And Verichrome in a Hawkeye or similar camera.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-24-2019
Replies: 1,661
Views: 424,095
Posted By charjohncarter
Nice clean image with very well done color post...

Nice clean image with very well done color post processing. ^^^^
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-21-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 603
Posted By charjohncarter
Scanning is a learned skill. The Epson software...

Scanning is a learned skill. The Epson software is fine you just have to learn how to use it, and as you have to learn how to use any scanning software. I think that Chris Crawford has a scanning...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-21-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 726
Posted By charjohncarter
I don't think it is around anymore. The last...

I don't think it is around anymore. The last time I bought a brick I had to get 200. Like you I like 100 better.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-20-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 726
Posted By charjohncarter
I use a lot of Kodak Gold 100, and I would say...

I use a lot of Kodak Gold 100, and I would say the colors are like Portra 160 NC. Not as good as Portra just somewhat like it. They certainly are not vibrant like Portra VC or Ektar 100. Kodak...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-17-2019
Replies: 73
Views: 1,868
Posted By charjohncarter
Recently, I purchased a Pentax K1 (FF)(not the...

Recently, I purchased a Pentax K1 (FF)(not the K1II) for $1495, didn't have to pay tax or shipping (even in California). Thought, even though I don't need it I have 5 lenses that will fit so what...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-16-2019
Replies: 206
Views: 6,449
Posted By charjohncarter
I use two Pentax P3n bodies, they have to have...

I use two Pentax P3n bodies, they have to have batteries. But the batteries last forever. What I like about them is they are very small, have split image finders, with manual lens you can have...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-15-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,324
Posted By charjohncarter
I vote for Verichrome Pan.

I vote for Verichrome Pan.
Forum: Olympus RF 03-14-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 513
Posted By charjohncarter
Good idea, this camera can not have a flare lens...

Good idea, this camera can not have a flare lens hood it blocks the RF. I bought one that had a rubber flared hood. I finally cut the rubber off. As the metal part was probably 10mm wide, I now...
Forum: Olympus RF 03-14-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 513
Posted By charjohncarter
Mine has some scratches and I'm never seen...

Mine has some scratches and I'm never seen anything on prints.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-13-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 407
Posted By charjohncarter
Thanks, here is the article that I found, and...

Thanks, here is the article that I found, and that I used to devise my development scheme.

http://photo-analogue.blogspot.com/2012/10/kodak-technical-pan.html
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-13-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 407
Posted By charjohncarter
Here is the way I do it: John Carter Kodak...

Here is the way I do it:

John Carter
Kodak Technical Pan Rodinal
I was given three rolls of 35mm Kodak Technical Pan (expired 2002). I hunted around for a development scheme and finally settled on...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-12-2019
Replies: 187
Views: 2,252
Posted By charjohncarter
I guess nobady wants to Takumar about puns.

I guess nobady wants to Takumar about puns.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-11-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 683
Posted By charjohncarter
My Costco uses Fuji Crystal Archive paper and...

My Costco uses Fuji Crystal Archive paper and they are laser exposed and wet developed, fixed and washed. I don't know about the longevity but I do print many, many photos (family) and then send to...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-11-2019
Replies: 573
Red
Views: 135,567
Posted By charjohncarter
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7858/47207139422_d4...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7858/47207139422_d4d97d5cb6_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2eVwVSW)FujiFilm 200 expired (https://flic.kr/p/2eVwVSW) by John Carter...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-08-2019
Replies: 347
Views: 16,213
Posted By charjohncarter
Nice series!

Nice series!
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-07-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 409
Posted By charjohncarter
I liked the one of the football pitch that got...

I liked the one of the football pitch that got the youth award. I agree maybe Scotland is a land that requires the zone system.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 03-04-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 725
Posted By charjohncarter
Thanks..................

Thanks..................
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 03-04-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 725
Posted By charjohncarter
I can find him with the wonderful members list...

I can find him with the wonderful members list search, any help.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-02-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 343
Posted By charjohncarter
I have film in mine now, but I don't recall it...

I have film in mine now, but I don't recall it being stiff. Do you mean when you are advancing the film?
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-28-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,365
Posted By charjohncarter
I wonder in the days before digital if this same...

I wonder in the days before digital if this same argument was ever made about the difference between 4x5 and medium format. I have tough time justifying that difference.

I know tonality and the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-24-2019
Replies: 347
Views: 16,213
Posted By charjohncarter
That is neat. I have the same lens. Sometimes I...

That is neat. I have the same lens. Sometimes I use it like a regular 50mm because it is so sharp and no focus curve.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-22-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 9,380
Posted By charjohncarter
Leica IIIf, small reflector with AG-1 bulb,...

Leica IIIf, small reflector with AG-1 bulb, around 1966:

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4111/5110378529_56f4007481_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/8MA2uD)Kodachrome 1960s-1970s (https://flic.kr/p/8MA2uD)...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-22-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 490
Posted By charjohncarter
These early pioneers in photographic special...

These early pioneers in photographic special accessories should be honored; we all enjoy their niche ideas.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-20-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 836
Posted By charjohncarter
Some of those planes I have fond memories of too....

Some of those planes I have fond memories of too. But when I was in '69 to '72 this was the aircraft we used and I still love to hear its wop-wop...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-20-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 836
Posted By charjohncarter
Your dad went through a lot that winter. I've...

Your dad went through a lot that winter. I've read a few accounts of that battle. Thanks for the post.
Forum: RFF News 02-20-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,202
Posted By charjohncarter
The quality of the Bokeh is poor. They should...

The quality of the Bokeh is poor. They should have used my Super Takumar F1.4 50mm as their model.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 02-18-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 651
Posted By charjohncarter
I do like the above, and it does work.

I do like the above, and it does work.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-18-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 999
Posted By charjohncarter
William, the mid-century wasn't the only series I...

William, the mid-century wasn't the only series I liked, it just hit home with me. Here in California we are lucky to have last decade survivors. Even though my town isn't that old, we still have a...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-17-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 999
Posted By charjohncarter
William thank you for that interesting...

William thank you for that interesting explanation. I guess I'm wrong by a factor of infinity. I thought one solution when it is really infinite. I wonder if Adobe will have a different solution...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-16-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 999
Posted By charjohncarter
Is there a simple tutorial that explains...

Is there a simple tutorial that explains enhancement? The RAW therapee has 15 choices for Demosicing an image (Bayer). Adobe has one (I think) so what is really going on.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-16-2019
Replies: 347
Views: 16,213
Posted By charjohncarter
Good story, you do feel like you have something...

Good story, you do feel like you have something in your hand when you pick one of these up.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-15-2019
Replies: 347
Views: 16,213
Posted By charjohncarter
I just looked at the S-M-C Takumar f1.4/50mm in...

I just looked at the S-M-C Takumar f1.4/50mm in one of your albums. For a beat-up lens it really performs nicely. Amazing!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-14-2019
Replies: 347
Views: 16,213
Posted By charjohncarter
I just meant it was a big (too big for my brain)...

I just meant it was a big (too big for my brain) and very appreciated project.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-13-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 999
Posted By charjohncarter
Bill, you are right I downloaded it years ago,...

Bill, you are right I downloaded it years ago, and even then I was overwhelmed. Now I just use what I understand. I recently bought an FF digital with pixel shift. And I won't go into it all, but...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-13-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 999
Posted By charjohncarter
What's the difference between Iridient and this: ...

What's the difference between Iridient and this: https://rawpedia.rawtherapee.com/Demosaicing (?)

This program also has a very complete sharpening feature.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-13-2019
Replies: 347
Views: 16,213
Posted By charjohncarter
Andreas, thanks for the shootout series. I can't...

Andreas, thanks for the shootout series. I can't believe you could keep track of what you were doing. I found a couple of my lenses there, thanks again.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-11-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 487
Posted By charjohncarter
Peter, as you know I really like your work...

Peter, as you know I really like your work (vertical or not). Here is a photographer that is in the Saul Leiter mode with a few...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-10-2019
Replies: 1,661
Views: 424,095
Posted By charjohncarter
^^Fabulous!

^^Fabulous!
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 02-09-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,804
Posted By charjohncarter
Is he the guy that started GAS (gear acquisition...

Is he the guy that started GAS (gear acquisition syndrome translated for his daughter)? He did for me.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-05-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 849
Posted By charjohncarter
I'm not sure about Allan Toynbee's quote (‘(it)is...

I'm not sure about Allan Toynbee's quote (‘(it)is just one damn thing after another’). I think W. C. Fields said the same thing in the 30s or 40s. But I had never thought about 'photojournalism'...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-03-2019
Replies: 70
Views: 2,025
Posted By charjohncarter
I wish I'd realized how much I would like my...

I wish I'd realized how much I would like my earlier photos. Then I would have taken more.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-01-2019
Replies: 235
Views: 5,957
Posted By charjohncarter
I can't fill out a search on the first try. But...

I can't fill out a search on the first try. But what really bothers me is the re-try after waiting for images to load.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-30-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 419
Posted By charjohncarter
My meter still works fine, and even though it is...

My meter still works fine, and even though it is clunky it is way better built than the later 70s P&S cameras.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-30-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 5,115
Posted By charjohncarter
I've had for close to 50 years always a Konica...

I've had for close to 50 years always a Konica C35 (not the MF). My present one is my third. I kept buying them because the 38mm/2.8 Hexanon is the best of these P&S type cameras I've tried. It is...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-30-2019
Replies: 71
Views: 1,466
Posted By charjohncarter
Tak Kai, I feel the same.

Tak Kai, I feel the same.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-30-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 1,132
Posted By charjohncarter
Is there an 'Invariance for Dummies' book? I...

Is there an 'Invariance for Dummies' book? I never let my Histogram go to highlight blow. So, I'm always underexposing (in RAW a little). RAW Therapee is a great editing program to do the...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-29-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 372
Posted By charjohncarter
I use one of...

I use one of...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-28-2019
Replies: 347
Views: 16,213
Posted By charjohncarter
Super-Takumar 28mm f3.5 with Kodachrome. There...

Super-Takumar 28mm f3.5 with Kodachrome. There is a slight warm glow to this one; care of a parachute used as an outdoor canopy. The lens is good for color and...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-28-2019
Replies: 347
Views: 16,213
Posted By charjohncarter
Thanks, that is the best explanation I've seen of...

Thanks, that is the best explanation I've seen of this mystery. Others have confused things with serial numbers and manufacturing dates. I have the standard non-hybrid second version. I've always...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-28-2019
Replies: 132
Views: 3,119
Posted By charjohncarter
The visual arts has really changed since the...

The visual arts has really changed since the advent of the digital image. No more do we wait for the latest issue of ShutterBug. We want it now. And we don't really need a traditional camera to...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-27-2019
Replies: 347
Views: 16,213
Posted By charjohncarter
Same here, I have two RA lenses and the yellow is...

Same here, I have two RA lenses and the yellow is easy to get rid of. But to your question about resolving power. Maybe old issues for POP or MODERN mags would have tests. I doubt that they are...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-27-2019
Replies: 347
Views: 16,213
Posted By charjohncarter
I have the 7-element model, and I think the...

I have the 7-element model, and I think the radioactive one. Are there two models of non-SMC 7-element 50mm f 1.4 lenses: one radioactive and one not? The Pentax site gives the 8 element a slight...
Forum: RFF News 01-26-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 861
Posted By charjohncarter
Maybe global warming is good (it was from the end...

Maybe global warming is good (it was from the end of the Dark Ages to the beginning of the Little Ice Age). I read that the biomass total world wide has increased by 5% a year. And not only...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-26-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,525
Posted By charjohncarter
Bill Pierce: And since they didnít require a...

Bill Pierce: And since they didnít require a retrofocus design, the image quality of those lenses was often higher while the lenses were always smaller. And the viewfinder and focusing were better in...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-25-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 481
Posted By charjohncarter
Well, well, life is getting better.

Well, well, life is getting better.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-25-2019
Replies: 1
Views: 326
Posted By charjohncarter
I don't have a fetish for finders but I do have ...

I don't have a fetish for finders but I do have one of those 135 to 35 finders. I really like it and it is corrected manually for distance.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-25-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 4,524
Posted By charjohncarter
Every time I pick my IIIf up I feel like I'm a...

Every time I pick my IIIf up I feel like I'm a better photographer. Call it karma, zen, transcendental meditation or just walking in the shoes of HCB or James Ravilious (although he used an M, I...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-22-2019
Replies: 347
Views: 16,213
Posted By charjohncarter
Beautiful!

Beautiful!
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-22-2019
Replies: 124
Views: 3,083
Posted By charjohncarter
Another vote for the Olympus Stylus Infinity. ...

Another vote for the Olympus Stylus Infinity. I've have one from new and beat the daylights out of it and it still works great. Be careful of the Canon 35AF I have one and it has never worked well...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 01-21-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 465
Posted By charjohncarter
Excellent thanks!!!

Excellent thanks!!!
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 01-20-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 465
Posted By charjohncarter
Thanks, you get the black and then you thin it...

Thanks, you get the black and then you thin it with what?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-20-2019
Replies: 238
Views: 8,803
Posted By charjohncarter
Wow, looks great, envy, envy.

Wow, looks great, envy, envy.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-18-2019
Replies: 347
Views: 16,213
Posted By charjohncarter
Above may be correct but I am continually amazed...

Above may be correct but I am continually amazed at the quality of both cameras and lenses from all major Japanese companies during the 60s and 70s. It seems to me to have been the golden age of...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-17-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 925
Posted By charjohncarter
There all kinds of tips but I'll give you this...

There all kinds of tips but I'll give you this one:

http://www.coltonallen.com/getting-the-most-from-color-negative-film-with-your-epson-flatbed/
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-07-2019
Replies: 347
Views: 16,213
Posted By charjohncarter
Nice shot with your 28mm f3.5 SMC Takumar, I have...

Nice shot with your 28mm f3.5 SMC Takumar, I have the Super-Takumar version and love it. I've loved it since 1970 when I paid $60 new.
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 01-07-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 928
Posted By charjohncarter
Thanks for the info, I told you I gave my SX-70...

Thanks for the info, I told you I gave my SX-70 to Kate Pulley on Flickr.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-07-2019
Replies: 347
Views: 16,213
Posted By charjohncarter
I received one of these lenses with a body I...

I received one of these lenses with a body I bought. I never used it but recently gave it to my grandson with my Pentax K10d. He is going nuts with it.
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 01-07-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 928
Posted By charjohncarter
I like it, where did you get the film?

I like it, where did you get the film?
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-06-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,728
Posted By charjohncarter
Agree, I have done it and lots of post.

Agree, I have done it and lots of post.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-05-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,883
Posted By charjohncarter
Ah, the beauty of film is it has character and...

Ah, the beauty of film is it has character and even zero grain films show more character than digital.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-05-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 564
Posted By charjohncarter
I was surprised at the quality of the movies. I...

I was surprised at the quality of the movies. I know they were probably reworked but still impressive.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-05-2019
Replies: 347
Views: 16,213
Posted By charjohncarter
Peter, start out with the 50mm f1.4, it is great...

Peter, start out with the 50mm f1.4, it is great for out of focus. You could really do some beauties with that cool post processing you do.
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