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Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Days Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 373
Posted By Takkun
Don’t own a MF RF, but I’ve epoxied the finder of...

Don’t own a MF RF, but I’ve epoxied the finder of my Bronica back together and re-lubed the shutter of my grandfathers Mamiya TLR, and so I’ve been shooting 6x6 almost exclusively. Lots more film to...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 3 Days Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 685
Posted By Takkun
I won't make any camera recommendations, since,...

I won't make any camera recommendations, since, well, I have too many.

But I did want to share sympathy--I don't drive, period. Never have. Also used to shoot with a beast camera--Nikon D3 (and at...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 1 Week Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 212
Posted By Takkun
Thanks for the reply! I should clarify this...

Thanks for the reply!

I should clarify this isn't a digital paper, but a Fuji RA-4 chemistry paper. I posted in the Digital section because it was a C-print from a digital file done by a lab. Maybe...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 1 Week Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 874
Posted By Takkun
I haven’t, and am on the fence about them. Most...

I haven’t, and am on the fence about them. Most I’ve seen in person are generally overcooked HDR images of exceptionally mundane subjects so that’s what I tend to associate metal prints with. I did...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 1 Week Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 212
Posted By Takkun
Getting the most from Fuji Deep-Matte Velvet paper

Not sure if I should put this in the analog or digital subforum--it's RA-4 paper, but printed on LightJet from a digital file. Mods, please move if necessary!

For the past while I've been having my...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 418
Posted By Takkun
I had this happen to a 5-pack of Ektar that I...

I had this happen to a 5-pack of Ektar that I took my sweet time developing (about 3 years, cool and dark, but not cold storage). Had it developed by Adrian at Simple Film services, and he said he’d...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 44
Views: 1,432
Posted By Takkun
I'm into it. I don't need it, but hey, its...

I'm into it. I don't need it, but hey, its another way to develop. I tend to do runs in batches of two rolls apiece so I'll stick with my Jobo 1502 tank.

I don't remember when I first came across...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-13-2019
Replies: 137
Views: 11,520
Posted By Takkun
Oh boy. I have a ton of grad I’ve accumulated...

Oh boy. I have a ton of grad I’ve accumulated over the years, a lot of if from family and friends getting rid of stuff.

Back in college studying photojournalism, I was big into primes, to the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-11-2019
Replies: 108
Views: 2,677
Posted By Takkun
Wow, this blew up overnight! To those of you...

Wow, this blew up overnight! To those of you wondering how much brainpower was wasted over contemplating the issue on my part: not much at all; I really don't care all that much. Just thought it was...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-10-2019
Replies: 108
Views: 2,677
Posted By Takkun
Unpopular opinion: “stealth” tape on cameras

I was down in Portland for a gallery reception this weekend, and while I didn’t get a lot of shooting in, I did meet a lot of artists and photographers and had some valuable conversations.

One such...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-10-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,925
Posted By Takkun
I’m all in. If it’s a slight reformulation, I...

I’m all in. If it’s a slight reformulation, I probably won’t mind—I never really saw much difference in all the permutations of RVP over the years.

Maybe I missed it in the articles, but I hope 120...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-04-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 1,811
Posted By Takkun
I learned on film, several times over, and never...

I learned on film, several times over, and never got on with shooting based on histogram. It seems like a sound technique and far easier to do these days with live previews and the like, rather than...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-02-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 344
Posted By Takkun
I didn't for a long time; I definitely regret it,...

I didn't for a long time; I definitely regret it, as after a while, my old bag seemed to lose its shape and lenses would slip under the dividers and bang up against each other. I have a few minute...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-31-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 2,369
Posted By Takkun
Put a D850 through a few tests, and wanted to try...

Put a D850 through a few tests, and wanted to try out a wide-angle; borrowed a bog standard 18-55 from a relative. Didn't really remember that a DX lens is going to be cropped anyway, but used it to...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-30-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 944
Posted By Takkun
Interested in trying it. Ive mostly stuck with...

Interested in trying it. Ive mostly stuck with TMY and Acros the last decade but have been trying out new films now that I have more time, and more than one working film camera, to shoot.

I gotta...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-29-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 610
Posted By Takkun
Congrats on the purchase! I’m with others in...

Congrats on the purchase! I’m with others in keeping it.

About 8 years ago I got my M5 with a similar pair of specs in the VF. I bought it from eBay but the seller recognized my username from here,...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-29-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 249
Posted By Takkun
Long ago, I had one of the first BlackRapid...

Long ago, I had one of the first BlackRapid straps—back when they were made in Ron Henry's garage in Bothell—and it was a bulky pain, but great concept. glad to see they've been a hit and really...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-28-2019
Replies: 80
Views: 2,832
Posted By Takkun
Ha, well at least he goes with manual...

Ha, well at least he goes with manual focus!

Seriously though, his photographic work is interesting and I'm excited to see more. I've always been intrigued by musicians and actors that lead double...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-27-2019
Replies: 80
Views: 2,343
Posted By Takkun
https://i.imgur.com/8TgBPZJ.jpg The newly...

https://i.imgur.com/8TgBPZJ.jpg

The newly remodeled Space Needle, whose design authorship is actually disputed. One of the consulting firms, John Graham Jr., went on to build many other...
Forum: Optics Theory - 05-27-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 357
Posted By Takkun
I think I'm reading it as he has a 90mm on a 4x5...

I think I'm reading it as he has a 90mm on a 4x5 with a 6x7cm back, and wants to know the equivalent on 135. So in reality he's asking what the equivalent of a 90 on 6x7 is, really, no need to even...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-27-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 392
Posted By Takkun
Well, I give them credit; I was filming up at the...

Well, I give them credit; I was filming up at the Evergreen Speedway and that was harrowing enough for me, and those guys were driving BMW 2002s..

Looking at the photos DanskDynamit provided, it...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-26-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 462
Posted By Takkun
Retina— Lens looks clean (almost like new) and...

Retina—
Lens looks clean (almost like new) and finder image looks okay, but I see what you mean on the farmers market photos. I’m guessing that was caused by two outside factors—it was pouring on and...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-26-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 462
Posted By Takkun
Larry— Thanks for reading through, and the...

Larry—
Thanks for reading through, and the recommendation for repair is much appreciated. I’ll give them a message after the long weekend. You’re right, rarely is repair the most economical option,...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-25-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 462
Posted By Takkun
Revisiting the Contax RTS I

I saw a few recent threads here on the old Yashica/Kyocera Contax series bodies, and thought I'd post about mine, a first-generation RTS, that I dug out recently. It's a lovely camera, but needs some...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-25-2019
Replies: 1,725
Views: 320,875
Posted By Takkun
Dug out my father's old Contax RTS I (will write...

Dug out my father's old Contax RTS I (will write up about it soon!), needs a lot of work but hey, still takes pictures!

https://i.imgur.com/rlSUATY.jpg

Columbia City Farmers Market, Seattle
Contax...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-19-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1,278
Posted By Takkun
If I’m remembering my undergrad journalism law...

If I’m remembering my undergrad journalism law class correctly, there’s not much you can do about it at a private event. Still a pain. Even more so Tim’s experience with licensing hassles. I’d guess...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 05-18-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 254
Posted By Takkun
Shipping large pieces for exhibition

Greetings all,
since having a little more time to myself I've gotten back into the art world and have some work up in a few shows this and next month. Had three out of town, where the work was due...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-18-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,547
Posted By Takkun
I've softened my stance a bit on this. My mother...

I've softened my stance a bit on this. My mother was a landscape painter and illustrator, and used to abhor non-representational art—felt it wasn't fair a few splats or squares on giant canvases were...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-18-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,547
Posted By Takkun
I've definitely noticed this, not universally,...

I've definitely noticed this, not universally, but pervasively. Whenever I have a problem developing I get a-googlin' before posting a new discussion, and there's inevitably someone on a technical...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-17-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 536
Posted By Takkun
I'm with you. I definitely love seeing work...

I'm with you. I definitely love seeing work printed wet or inkjet on a fine FB paper (just picked up some prints from a fantastic printer for exhibition), but I don't see the fuss over onscreen...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-16-2019
Replies: 699
Views: 78,608
Posted By Takkun
Always fun to share photos from this lovely...

Always fun to share photos from this lovely camera. I just need to do a better job cleaning negs before scanning...

https://i.imgur.com/dWdGCZI.jpg
Biogon 35/2, [email protected],...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-16-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 622
Posted By Takkun
Erik's guess seems reasonable. The hard edge on...

Erik's guess seems reasonable. The hard edge on one side suggests its through an opening in the body, shaded off by something blocking its path. Different positions means its likely not the shutter.;...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-15-2019
Replies: 123
Views: 2,856
Posted By Takkun
Phil, I am slightly inclined to agree with you,...

Phil, I am slightly inclined to agree with you, but I also have to wonder how many of those are there because of the shoddy workmanship (and indeed, I've rarely found any camera gear at Goodwill that...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-15-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 450
Posted By Takkun
I felt like I was having deja vu recommending the...

I felt like I was having deja vu recommending the BYOB again, but I saw your reply and re-read the original post. Didn't realize he meant backpacking = touring, not backcountry hiking.

I'd also...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-15-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,138
Posted By Takkun
I really appreciate that compliment more than I...

I really appreciate that compliment more than I can really relate in a forum post...After another long break from even touching a camera (for numerous reasons), got back into it last fall and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-15-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,138
Posted By Takkun
I think after a handful of cynical threads begun...

I think after a handful of cynical threads begun by a certain Airplane! character, your comments were taken as hostile, but I totally get what you're saying. In the end, its a hobby for 99% of us and...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 05-15-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 594
Posted By Takkun
I can sympathize. My digital Ms have been far...

I can sympathize. My digital Ms have been far brighter and crisper than my M5 (though less so when I wrenched the eyepiece off and gave it a good cleaning!) but I prefer the Bessa R3 1.0x finder to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-15-2019
Replies: 123
Views: 2,856
Posted By Takkun
I'd mostly agree with this; for the consumers,...

I'd mostly agree with this; for the consumers, not much has changed, even compact RFs gave way to bridge cameras, which gave way to cheap DSLRs, which gave way to entry-level mirrorless. (which, if I...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 05-14-2019
Replies: 79
Views: 12,504
Posted By Takkun
As always, I love when old interesting threads...

As always, I love when old interesting threads get resurrected.

I'd vote for the R3, for the 1.0x finder. I much prefer it to the 0.68s in the digital Ms, and seems brighter than my M5. I'd think...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-13-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 2,550
Posted By Takkun
Something very reminiscent of the old Topcor...

Something very reminiscent of the old Topcor lenses, which we know Mr. Kobayashi is a big fan of. Beautiful.

I like to think of myself as more of an 85/90 fan, but I could see myself using this a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-13-2019
Replies: 235
Views: 5,957
Posted By Takkun
Honestly, I stopped using it several years ago...

Honestly, I stopped using it several years ago and allowed my membership to lapse. The biggest thing was the 'infinite scroll' feature breaking, where pages seemed to stop corresponding to any...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-10-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 579
Posted By Takkun
Another vote for the Tenba BYOB. The solution I...

Another vote for the Tenba BYOB. The solution I needed for basically the same situation. Lowepro's combo camera bag/hiking pack was tempting, but I already have a Lowe Alpine bag and really didn't...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-10-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 1,017
Posted By Takkun
Bill Pierce started a thread a little while ago...

Bill Pierce started a thread a little while ago about the utility/value of faster vs slower lenses and that got me thinking about this; I owned the slightly earlier non-D version of the 50/1.8 and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-10-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 1,017
Posted By Takkun
While I'd now disagree (prices notwithstanding!),...

While I'd now disagree (prices notwithstanding!), I completely respect your opinion.

I switched over from Nikon the the M8 a while back and would agree it's a bit of an ergonomic nightmare and not a...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-09-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 3,659
Posted By Takkun
I'm in the "by hand" camp; using a JOBO tank....

I'm in the "by hand" camp; using a JOBO tank. Used to have a Paterson knockoff whose seals started to go and make a mess. I prefer the Paterson reels for 35mm though.

Undergrad and grad school...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-09-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 1,017
Posted By Takkun
Been a couple. For RFs, I've been mostly lucky....

Been a couple. For RFs, I've been mostly lucky. The two I don't care for as much as I thought are the thin Tele-Elmarit and 135 Elmarit-M. Got both for very low prices from Japanese sellers. The...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-09-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 391
Posted By Takkun
Thanks for the responses. I’ll shoot Mirko and...

Thanks for the responses. I’ll shoot Mirko and Freestyle an email. I guess that was he obvious answer! I was just a little surprised to see 100 footers out of stock basically everywhere.

Does...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-08-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 391
Posted By Takkun
ADOX no longer doing bulk film?

Last summer while my M8 was off floating around in Europe getting repaired, I got back into film, and good ol' Freestyle pulled through with some cheap bulk rolls.

Like many here, I lamented the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-07-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,138
Posted By Takkun
It was, to a degree. Mostly the lab prints were...

It was, to a degree. Mostly the lab prints were tossed, and a good handful of whole rolls. Really relieved my mental clutter in a way. It could have taken a lot less time without the emotional...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-07-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 640
Posted By Takkun
Found (20 years ago): A Canonet GIII that was...

Found (20 years ago):
A Canonet GIII that was still in the case with papers; clearly hadn't been touched since the 70s. Found at a favorite antique store around 2000. I was a middle schooler...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-06-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,168
Posted By Takkun
Printing on my own, I've never gotten results I...

Printing on my own, I've never gotten results I even remotely liked, and wasted a lot of paper in the process.

I am lucky to have a local lab that still does C-prints or various equivalents from...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-06-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,138
Posted By Takkun
Letting go (of past work)

Oof.
I just got back from my mother's place, where I just spent 8 hours going through what appeared to be every photo I took between 1999 and 2010 or so. Filled several garbage bags with prints,...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-06-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 2,340
Posted By Takkun
That's an apt way to verbalize the aversion i've...

That's an apt way to verbalize the aversion i've had to his site and reviews. Its seems too much like those hyped Youtube videos— you know the type that always start off with 5 minutes of 'hey guys,...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-05-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 2,340
Posted By Takkun
Yeah, that’s what I meant; initially assumed...

Yeah, that’s what I meant; initially assumed otherwise, and clearly Mr. Huff did too. Which makes the linked review even more baffling.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-05-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 2,340
Posted By Takkun
I’m in agreement—stronger on the first point,...

I’m in agreement—stronger on the first point, less so on the second.

I’m not seeing anything in these photos that can really give me a conclusion on this lens. Can’t really tell sharpness or much...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-02-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 656
Posted By Takkun
I sold off/traded most of my Nikon and other 35mm...

I sold off/traded most of my Nikon and other 35mm SLR gear long ago, but I'm really glad I kept the F6 and a couple of AI-s primes. For all else, borrow from my Nikon-shooting friends and...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-30-2019
Replies: 300
Views: 44,355
Posted By Takkun
https://i.imgur.com/au9NGca.jpg Not the most...

https://i.imgur.com/au9NGca.jpg

Not the most visually interesting image of graffiti, but seems apropos: this was at the old Waltham Polaroid plant ca. 2009. Nikon D3/Tamron 17-35.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-30-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,146
Posted By Takkun
Absolutely beautiful photos. I've considered one,...

Absolutely beautiful photos. I've considered one, but I don't need a third 35, let alone one that likely won't mount safely on any of my bodies!

And that second to last shot—Astoria-Megler bridge,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-30-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 854
Posted By Takkun
Huss, you're a character, and one of my favorite...

Huss, you're a character, and one of my favorite contributors here. In my head for whatever reason, I picture you as voice actor Toby Huss and read your posts in the voice of Cotton from King of the...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-30-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 1,002
Posted By Takkun
Keith, I wholeheartedly agree. I used to work at...

Keith, I wholeheartedly agree. I used to work at a camera dealer when the current crop of cameras was always 'good enough,' but we all waited for the latest to come out—for full frame, better low...
Forum: Travel 04-30-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,065
Posted By Takkun
It's interesting how often I see comments...

It's interesting how often I see comments suggesting to shoot with one's phone or iPad on personal trips, and that's the sort of comment that makes myself rethink things.

There's a lot of merit to...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-30-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 1,002
Posted By Takkun
I really don't care for limited-edition anything...

I really don't care for limited-edition anything for the preciousness of it all. Hell, I don't really like buying anything brand new for fear of that first scratch. I want to use whatever I own, and...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-30-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 799
Posted By Takkun
Agreed, but you'd be surprised, based on...

Agreed, but you'd be surprised, based on anecdotal stories I've heard. Most of the horror stories involve disassembling cameras with integral lenses, but I've heard of botched lenses, as simple as...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 04-24-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,284
Posted By Takkun
Bill, as always I appreciate your thoughtful...

Bill, as always I appreciate your thoughtful topic starters, even if I don't often contribute.

It's been a while since i worked on the retail side of things, but back when the D300 and EOS 5D had...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-24-2019
Replies: 60
Views: 2,451
Posted By Takkun
Just out of curiosity, why so much stockpiled,...

Just out of curiosity, why so much stockpiled, aside from what's discontinued? Just bulk discounts?

For myself:
1x 100' roll each of Delta 100, Tmax 400, Silvermax
a few five-packs each of of HP5...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 04-22-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,147
Posted By Takkun
Teemō— I dug out my Ultron as I’m planning to...

Teemō—
I dug out my Ultron as I’m planning to take it to a local repairer this week and get to the bottom of whatever’s ailing it. They did a number on my M5 but had good luck with vintage lenses so...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-21-2019
Replies: 96
Views: 4,460
Posted By Takkun
Still a fan of the 50, if I had to pick one lens...

Still a fan of the 50, if I had to pick one lens on one camera. Cut my teeth on a Nikon FTn and the lovely Nikkor-S 50/1.4, and shot with just a plain standard 50 for a long time. (I need to have it...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-21-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 1,196
Posted By Takkun
That’s wonderful news. A buddy and I were talking...

That’s wonderful news. A buddy and I were talking about the latest crop of MF mirrorless cameras (I love that the sales copy for the Fuji GFX describes it as great for snapshots or something to that...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 04-19-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 716
Posted By Takkun
Ha, its a lot to unpack from such a succinct...

Ha, its a lot to unpack from such a succinct series. But I mostly agree; puts to rest a lot of the FF vs crop technical arguments.
It's been interesting over the years watching APS-C DSLRs go...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 04-19-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,147
Posted By Takkun
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47677803061_bf...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47677803061_bf3a2fd528_b.jpg

Not my image, but I don't think a chrome lens on black body looks bad at all. Honestly, if anything, i think it makes it look more...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-17-2019
Replies: 176
Views: 19,579
Posted By Takkun
Oh man. I've been shopping there for a long time,...

Oh man. I've been shopping there for a long time, since 2001 or so. I ended up working at a different shop, and everyone I worked with is now at Glazer's, so its nice to see them all again. I take it...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-17-2019
Replies: 176
Views: 19,579
Posted By Takkun
I sometimes love the resurrection of old threads...

I sometimes love the resurrection of old threads like this..

My film buying isn't online dependent, but am a big fan of Freestyle as I bulk load.

I don't shoot much color at all, but it's rare I...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 04-17-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 872
Posted By Takkun
Re: dentists...I always associated them with...

Re: dentists...I always associated them with titanium bicycles. I've never known a Serotta rider that wasn't a dentist. A little while back I stopped in my neighborhood bike co-op that must have had...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 04-16-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 872
Posted By Takkun
An ocho! That was my brother's nickname for our...

An ocho! That was my brother's nickname for our family Aussie (still adventurous as ever at 16) of long-forgotten origin, that's come to mean any specimen of the breed for us.

As for the camera: I...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 04-15-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 872
Posted By Takkun
Something about Leica owners photographing cats..

From the 'M10 has destroyed the used M10 market' thread:
"And great news for the rest of 'us' once they realize they can't tell any difference in their cat pics and have become bored"

As someone...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-15-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 6,325
Posted By Takkun
Eh, I'm not buying the theory that they're...

Eh, I'm not buying the theory that they're winding down, or have winded down production. I just checked out their ishootfujifilm site, and between that and the photokina booth, why would they spend...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-12-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,473
Posted By Takkun
That’s certainly true, and there’s the other...

That’s certainly true, and there’s the other thread going on about Kodak’s financial health. Film is downsizing but it’s not disappearing, thankfully.
We are lucky here in Seattle to have a few pro...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-12-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,473
Posted By Takkun
1. Yep. MP and M-A. former's been out for a while...

1. Yep. MP and M-A. former's been out for a while now, latter is relatively new.

2. When I said "blew everyone away" I suppose I meant as a camera it came as a surprise to the industry, rather than...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-12-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,473
Posted By Takkun
Waiting on this too. I was glad to hear Leica...

Waiting on this too. I was glad to hear Leica coming out with new film bodies (though I couldn’t hope to afford one for what they are), happy to hear reports that the F6 is still sporadically...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-11-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,454
Posted By Takkun
Wow, that's a phenomenal deal. The 262's I'm...

Wow, that's a phenomenal deal. The 262's I'm seeing are going for waaaay more than the 240s, likely because they're newer. Still surprised the M9s I'm seeing with known new sensors are almost exactly...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-11-2019
Replies: 264
Views: 15,836
Posted By Takkun
First time I've stopped by in a long while, and...

First time I've stopped by in a long while, and very sad to hear this. He was a valuable, reasoned voice on this forum and a wealth of knowledge. Not the same without him and Tom.

I joined this...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-10-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,454
Posted By Takkun
Thanks for the responses everyone. Good things to...

Thanks for the responses everyone. Good things to think about. Didn't realize how big a jump the M9 to M240 was; when it came out, I was still fussing over the dreaded "DRIVE BLOCK" error.

I'm not a...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-10-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 429
Posted By Takkun
If those channels won't work, I'd be happy to...

If those channels won't work, I'd be happy to order and forward them to you if needed.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-10-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,454
Posted By Takkun
Thinking about upgrading my M8...Thoughts in 2019?

(mods: feel free to move to a different sub-board if need be)

Greetings all,
After another absence, I'm back, finally completing graduate school and with time to shoot for leisure again. Happy to...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 04-10-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 4,148
Posted By Takkun
Thought I'd chime in too, since I also...

Thought I'd chime in too, since I also specifically bought an X100 years ago as a daily carry. There's a lot of great P&S/Mirrorless cameras out there, but I still think they knocked it out of the...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-07-2018
Replies: 52
Views: 2,488
Posted By Takkun
I'm in agreement (and also someone with a...

I'm in agreement (and also someone with a photography degree who's clueless about what's out there). I like having the basics—buttons and dials for my essential functions like exposure/ISO, focus,...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-04-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 529
Posted By Takkun
Glad the problem was answered, but nobody...

Glad the problem was answered, but nobody answered the difference (which is admittedly minimal): AI was original auto-indexing coupling from the days of manual-only and shutter-priority cameras. AI-s...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-04-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 619
Posted By Takkun
I'll be down your way for a bicycle race this...

I'll be down your way for a bicycle race this afternoon!

But what a lucky find. I'm always on the hunt for old camera gear and older Coleman lanterns and always come up short on estate sales—lots...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 11-04-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 574
Posted By Takkun
thats a good idea—I've been searching in...

thats a good idea—I've been searching in futility, strangely enough, to remember that product name.

Thankfully my rubber is in good shape. I remember hearing something to this effect and while I'd...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-03-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 2,363
Posted By Takkun
Fantastic collection, and makes me feel better...

Fantastic collection, and makes me feel better about some of the gear I've owned or inherited but can't bear part with. Used to work at a camera shop and picked up a lot of old cameras that were...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 11-03-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 574
Posted By Takkun
Bessa R2/3 a/m + cameraleathers

Now that my RF is holding steady, I'm using my bessa a whole lot more than ever and it's back to my take-everywhere camera.
Unfortunately the back door grip is peeling away and won't hold....
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-01-2018
Replies: 166
Views: 4,441
Posted By Takkun
I've long since abandoned Flickr. Partly for...

I've long since abandoned Flickr. Partly for price, partly because I forgot my circa-1999 Yahoo password, but mostly the change in interface making it next to impossible to use. I'm guessing it was...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-31-2018
Replies: 71
Views: 2,846
Posted By Takkun
Raid—I love that bit of advice. Most of what I...

Raid—I love that bit of advice. Most of what I photograph are 'big' things—buildings, cityscapes, vistas, and the sort. focusing on something tiny within that landscape is a fresh view.

There's a...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-31-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 619
Posted By Takkun
Mt Vernon, Deception Pass, Oak Harbor...I'm...

Mt Vernon, Deception Pass, Oak Harbor...I'm guessing youre from Skagit or Island County? I really love photographing up that way and need to get out there again one of these days. So much to explore...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-31-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 601
Posted By Takkun
So one last update. Ran a few more rolls...

So one last update.

Ran a few more rolls through, both TMY and silvermax, while working on another project on digital. This time, I peeled off the DIY labels before loading the camera.

Nothing, no...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 10-31-2018
Replies: 30
Views: 1,345
Posted By Takkun
That statistic's been mentioned a few times here...

That statistic's been mentioned a few times here and while I don't dispute it, I'm just saying that it might not be a tempting factor for the bigger mass-market manufacturers: it's just a different...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 10-30-2018
Replies: 38
Views: 1,621
Posted By Takkun
In a bit of the same boat. I've got a 2010 i7...

In a bit of the same boat. I've got a 2010 i7 iMac that I've since maxed out on RAM and upgraded to SSD over the years and it's doing just fine. Last year it started slowing down, even though I was...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 10-30-2018
Replies: 30
Views: 1,345
Posted By Takkun
I wonder what the legal aspects of this are—does...

I wonder what the legal aspects of this are—does Fuji consider Instax a more or less open format, or are Lomography and others actually infringing on some copyright?

At the risk of sounding like the...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 10-30-2018
Replies: 41
Views: 1,486
Posted By Takkun
Put me in the favorable camp. I (think) I have...

Put me in the favorable camp. I (think) I have normal sized palms and ridiculously long fingers. Always preferred modern SLR's built-in grips or cameras with a bit of a palm (thumb?) shelf on the...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-25-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 601
Posted By Takkun
i'm only hoping that's it. The only variables...

i'm only hoping that's it. The only variables that have changed since I shot this weekend were the film stock and putting little sticky labels on the canisters. Seems unlikely, but maybe they're...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-25-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 601
Posted By Takkun
i did suspect the cassette at first, but it's...

i did suspect the cassette at first, but it's looking more and more likely a leak. Developed the second roll shot the other day, as well as a roll of TMY with ColSebastianMoran's test...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-24-2018
Replies: 35
Views: 1,210
Posted By Takkun
Likewise, started with a D1x in 2006. I was in...

Likewise, started with a D1x in 2006. I was in school and working at a camera shop, so I got a great deal, but still could have bought a lightly used D70s for the price. I based my decision on them...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-24-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 601
Posted By Takkun
I think you're right. It's very, very hard to...

I think you're right. It's very, very hard to tell, but that looks to be the case, and the bands that are strongest are on frames where I went a little while without taking pictures. I shot the whole...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-24-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 601
Posted By Takkun
I know, right? I should have posted both images...

I know, right? I should have posted both images rather than just the one that looks suspiciously like a light leak. Most of them have the strip of low density (example on the left) and only a handful...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-24-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 601
Posted By Takkun
https://i.imgur.com/Wi50Jiw.jpg Here's a better...

https://i.imgur.com/Wi50Jiw.jpg

Here's a better look at the negatives, the above frame and its neighbor.

As I mentioned, this is a Bessa, hinged back. Film being exposed upside down, this means...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-24-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 601
Posted By Takkun
Diagnosing Banding — Not shutter, not developing streaks...

https://i.imgur.com/wtmwt1B.jpg
Excuse the terrible photo, but it shows what's going on.

Souped my first roll of Silvermax (Xtol 1+1 for 9m, a bit thin but useable) out of a Bessa R3a, and some, but...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-24-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 577
Posted By Takkun
Other way around. With f/11 you'd be 1-2/3...

Other way around. With f/11 you'd be 1-2/3 overexposed. You probably knew that, but sometimes it's easy to get mixed up with fractions! You'd need to stop down to f/32 but I don't know any RF lenses...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-24-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 1,093
Posted By Takkun
90% MF on my end. Shoot RFs most of the time,...

90% MF on my end. Shoot RFs most of the time, plus a Bronica and a Nikon; for the latter I only own 1 AF lens. Similar to others, when I do shoot a DSLR, it's with old MF lenses. Electronic focus...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-23-2018
Replies: 157
Views: 22,111
Posted By Takkun
As an M5 and M8 owner, I'm going to refrain from...

As an M5 and M8 owner, I'm going to refrain from voting!

I'd lean toward the M8 though, as the M5, in a few publications, was lauded for its technical advances, at least among the waning MF. I...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-20-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 599
Posted By Takkun
https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/4445...

https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/44450389_10160863656740234_6781521191631847424_o.jpg?_nc_cat=102&_nc_ht=scontent-sea1-1.xx&oh=e88b8c69c68fa53a20a0b9620ad2f6ac&oe=5C4DEF4B

Shot at EI50...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-18-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 549
Posted By Takkun
rcubed:what is that lens/shade on the...

rcubed:what is that lens/shade on the camera?

Three for me:
Nikkormat FTn, my first real camera, was my father's and I can't bring myself to part with it.
Nikon D1x, my first digital, and I keep...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 10-16-2018
Replies: 1
Views: 285
Posted By Takkun
Calling cine shooters: Super8 with external meter

I'm hoping there might be enough motion picture shooters to help me out with this one.

I'm planning on finally digging out a Canon 1014 I was gifted a long while ago for a small project in the...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 10-16-2018
Replies: 426
Views: 118,832
Posted By Takkun
Love these photos, and I'm commenting to remind...

Love these photos, and I'm commenting to remind me to post some of my own when I get the chance. This was my first vintage lens and I absolutely love it.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-16-2018
Replies: 445
Views: 13,262
Posted By Takkun
When I started in photography, or even just a...

When I started in photography, or even just a couple years ago, I never would have imagined that Leica would be making BW-only and digital cameras without screens, while Fuji was dropping most of...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 10-16-2018
Replies: 77
Views: 2,858
Posted By Takkun
Thats a tough one, and tempting as it is to say...

Thats a tough one, and tempting as it is to say 'get them all,' it's not my money. For me, when I bought my Leica, it had been a desire fomenting for a few years—I *had* to have one.
And that...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-13-2018
Replies: 45
Views: 1,791
Posted By Takkun
Another M5 vote. I love mine--I have gorilla...

Another M5 vote. I love mine--I have gorilla hands that it fits, spot meter, shutter speed in the VF (can't say that about the M8 in manual mode...) find the vertical lugs very convenient. It's an...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-13-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 619
Posted By Takkun
I feel like I've seen this before on here... I'm...

I feel like I've seen this before on here...

I'm less cynical about the concept than the implementation. I enjoy occasionally shooting with toy/disposable/etc cameras, even digital--I came across a...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-12-2018
Replies: 92
Views: 3,140
Posted By Takkun
Regarding editing before scanning: I've studied...

Regarding editing before scanning:

I've studied under two professors with two very different schools of thought.

One, in journalism school, was a proponent of shooting as much of a subject as...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-12-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 599
Posted By Takkun
I've always had better luck with Delta 100 than...

I've always had better luck with Delta 100 than Tmax, and vice versa with 400, in XTOL. Found some MF negs I always swore were HP5 based on the tonality, but turned out to be D100. TMX gave me rich,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-12-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 599
Posted By Takkun
They're definitely newer than 2002--I remember...

They're definitely newer than 2002--I remember shooting Tmax for the first time around then, and it was still the old-school packaging with the sticker on the canister lid. These ones, if I guessed,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-12-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 599
Posted By Takkun
When, or did, TMX100 change?

I remember when Kodak updated their packaging, and I am well aware of the change to TMY-2, but everything in between is hazy...

I see on Michael Covington's page on HC110 times for 'new' and 'old'...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-12-2018
Replies: 197
Views: 11,343
Posted By Takkun
Old...

Old box:
https://kenrockwell.com/kodak/images/e100g/D3S_6664-e100g.jpg

https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1704/2353/products/KodakEktachrome_2500x2500_1024x1024.jpg?v=1537980639


And to prove I have...
Forum: RFF Polls 10-11-2018
Replies: 2,892
Views: 1,780,834
Posted By Takkun
Amazingly have this weekend off, but my better...

Amazingly have this weekend off, but my better half is working, so nothing out of town (she's the one that drives). Might head down south to visit family and do a little wandering in the South...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-11-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 778
Posted By Takkun
Not to jump on the outrage mill but after Kodak's...

Not to jump on the outrage mill but after Kodak's ups and downs, I wouldn't be entirely surprised if Fuji jumps back into the BW game again in a few years, but I'm also not holding my breath at all....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-10-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 700
Posted By Takkun
I had to look up how exactly Leica canisters open...

I had to look up how exactly Leica canisters open (and still haven't figured it out, but hey, if I get my hands on them, my M5 will take them...), but I think you might be out of luck here.

From...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-10-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 700
Posted By Takkun
Some photos, since while I was researching this I...

Some photos, since while I was researching this I never saw anything but straight product images. None of the inside, since I have it loaded up.

https://i.imgur.com/S2g3G2I.jpg
When open, the film...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-10-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 1,077
Posted By Takkun
Hit and miss, I guess. I bought a few bulk...

Hit and miss, I guess. I bought a few bulk rolls:

Delta 100: 71.99 Freestyle, $69.95 B&H

TMY2: 80.99 vs 129.95

Silvermax: 94.99 each, but special order from B&H

Plus a few other things that came...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-10-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 1,077
Posted By Takkun
Excited to try some of the BW stock. I love...

Excited to try some of the BW stock. I love trying new films more than I have time for.

And agreed..none of the color is anything I'm particularly interested in, but if it sells film, all the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-10-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 700
Posted By Takkun
Just arrived: AP Bobinquick Jr, a small review

My latest Freestyle order just arrived, with bulk rolls of Delta 100, an old favorite, and Silvermax, which I hope to replace Neopan with, some Perceptol and Fomapan to play with, and so on. I think...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-10-2018
Replies: 197
Views: 11,343
Posted By Takkun
My mistake—they might have been referring to 16mm...

My mistake—they might have been referring to 16mm and my wishful thinking misinterpreted it....

either way, it's in stock, with cine film coming.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-09-2018
Replies: 197
Views: 11,343
Posted By Takkun
Just stopped in my local shop for darkroom...

Just stopped in my local shop for darkroom supplies, and was talked into picking up a few rolls—they just got them in this morning. After scanning some old E100 this morning, I couldn't resist!

$11...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-09-2018
Replies: 623
Views: 140,285
Posted By Takkun
Both shot with the SQ-A, and the 50mm lens I...

Both shot with the SQ-A, and the 50mm lens I think:

https://c1.staticflickr.com/7/6083/6070133301_c75df41749_b.jpg
HP5 + XTOL (mixed on this for 35mm, but LOVE in...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-09-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 460
Posted By Takkun
Bob, That's always my intention, of course—to...

Bob,
That's always my intention, of course—to minimize VueScan's processing in favor of my own later on. I was curious what the film profiles other than generic did specifically, since for some of my...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-09-2018
Replies: 72
Views: 2,527
Posted By Takkun
I think I get serious buyers remorse over every...

I think I get serious buyers remorse over every purchase. I once bought a pen and regretted it deeply for a month. Camera gear hasn't been immune, definitely always a 'why do I want/need this...
Forum: RFF Polls 10-08-2018
Replies: 205
Views: 16,256
Posted By Takkun
after seeing johank's answer, I should amend...

after seeing johank's answer, I should amend mine. Never had a still camera I didn't use among the too-many I've acquired by various means...they all have had a few rolls or cards run through them,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-08-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 953
Posted By Takkun
After using it as the standard communal developer...

After using it as the standard communal developer in undergrad, I was sold on XTOL and used it for a number of years. Always loved how it looked with just about every film stock I tried.

It took me...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-08-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 953
Posted By Takkun
Bob, thanks for the sage advice. Sometime's it's...

Bob, thanks for the sage advice. Sometime's it's good to have a reminder not to go crazy with experimenting and to be scientific about it.

Truthfully, I have quite a lot of experience with all three...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 10-08-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 1,002
Posted By Takkun
I too think there's hope, you'd be surprised what...

I too think there's hope, you'd be surprised what survives after a dip in the drink.

To add to the mix of desiccants: why not try Dri-Z-Air or DampRid if it's available to you?

And if it makes you...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-06-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 953
Posted By Takkun
I'm about halfway through my backlog, and here's...

I'm about halfway through my backlog, and here's what's happened so far:

I decided to save the Rodinal for playing with slow films and not experiment on unknown rolls, and start with HC110 on the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-05-2018
Replies: 100
Views: 2,690
Posted By Takkun
Mentioned in a previous thread: Rollei 3003...

Mentioned in a previous thread: Rollei 3003 series. 135 format MF-Style system camera with Rollei and Zeus interchangeable lenses. Moderately high resale prices + battery and reliability issues = no...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-05-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 460
Posted By Takkun
Example of what I'm...

Example of what I'm seeing:

https://i.imgur.com/HvV2dnX.png

versus:

https://i.imgur.com/5JQNDlE.png
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-05-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 460
Posted By Takkun
Vuescan again, "GENERIC" vs "Tmax" profiles

As always, a problem figuring out VueScan that's probably been asked, but I figured I'd ask after spending a couple hours looking at decades old photo.net posts...

Scanner is Nikon LS-4000. Film is...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-04-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 623
Posted By Takkun
I'm guessing someone at Gainax was a devoted...

I'm guessing someone at Gainax was a devoted photographer, with all the very detailed references to optics—Haruko's Mamiya binoculars and Mamimi's Olympus OM, but then again, the overt placement of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-28-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 566
Posted By Takkun
My guess is 1978--not from experience, but from...

My guess is 1978--not from experience, but from working on my thesis on suburban architectural typologies. That was about the time the Foto-mat and others went in decline, ostensibly because...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-28-2018
Replies: 92
Views: 3,140
Posted By Takkun
That's what I love about the Coolscan, though I...

That's what I love about the Coolscan, though I want to get a bulk mounted-slide feeder, but theyre more than I paid for the scanner itself these days. My grandfather was a prolific and accomplished...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-26-2018
Replies: 92
Views: 3,140
Posted By Takkun
That's what it really likely comes down to. We're...

That's what it really likely comes down to. We're all buying old Pakons, Coolscans, and the like and keeping them alive and running, much the same with 35mm cameras, if Nikon and Leica are really the...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-26-2018
Replies: 92
Views: 3,140
Posted By Takkun
ColSebastianMoran—Thanks for the link! I don't...

ColSebastianMoran—Thanks for the link! I don't think/hope there's anything physically wrong with the scanner but I'll keep in mind. It kept disappearing from my device list and I think the 99¢...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-26-2018
Replies: 92
Views: 3,140
Posted By Takkun
Why so few dedicated film scanners?

Between seeing the Ektachrome announcement and searching out some parts to keep my Coolscan alive, I got wondering that, with all the resurgent interest in film, why aren't there more mid-range...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 09-22-2018
Replies: 69
Views: 2,800
Posted By Takkun
I've been there, and donated a few items many...

I've been there, and donated a few items many years ago. My ex's mother was a librarian in Fairlee and I was lucky to get first pick on a few books taken out of circulation, including a few very...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-20-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 953
Posted By Takkun
Agreed on that photo: very beautiful (I'm a...

Agreed on that photo: very beautiful (I'm a sucker for industrial ruin), and very different tonality from what I often expect from Across. Unrelated, but I sorely miss shooting 4x5.

I'm not a grain...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-19-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 953
Posted By Takkun
Keith, I was in the same boat. My favorite local...

Keith, I was in the same boat. My favorite local lab reccomended XTOL to me and I found it nearly ideal, but ask grew tired of powders, storing 5L of solution, and fearing premature exhaustion....
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 09-19-2018
Replies: 0
Views: 290
Posted By Takkun
Tenba Messenger DNA

Ah, bags. I'm worse than my SO about them, and picky.
Lowepro and Tamrac scream "camera bag". Domke are a bit primitive. A&A are a bit too hip for me.

I found my goldilocks bag about 8 years ago...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-19-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 953
Posted By Takkun
Matching films to developers: HC110 & Rodinal

After a very long hiatus, I'm back to developing film and getting into the swing of things again.

I've got 50+ rolls of 135 and 120 on deck; most of the latter are color and another story.

The...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-12-2018
Replies: 128
Views: 24,788
Posted By Takkun
Hey now, I've been a good boy and spent exactly...

Hey now, I've been a good boy and spent exactly $12 on gear in the last five years. I'm not going through lenses, I'm just building up a kit. (and for the record, it was a heavily brassed LTM bought...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-10-2018
Replies: 128
Views: 24,788
Posted By Takkun
For those not keeping score on my last two...

For those not keeping score on my last two threads:
1. Wanted a 35/2 Biogon. (thought) I bought a Biogon.
2. Got a 50 Planar by (my own) mistake. Loved it.
3. Actually bought a Biogon.

Got it late...
Forum: Photo Software 09-10-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 1,029
Posted By Takkun
Another one holding on to Aperture. I was an...

Another one holding on to Aperture. I was an early adopter of LR when it was in beta, partly because it ran on my old ca. 2003 G4 back then, but went with Aperture when I bought an Intel machine....
Forum: RFF Polls 09-10-2018
Replies: 71
Views: 2,222
Posted By Takkun
Throwing myself out there as a data point, though...

Throwing myself out there as a data point, though I shoot film/digital equally, the former almost entirely through scanning+digital processing. I'm assuming the qualifier was to exclude...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-10-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 1,383
Posted By Takkun
It is confusing, but I did! I bid on and won what...

It is confusing, but I did! I bid on and won what I thought was the Biogon at a ridiculously low price and a confusing item title. I didn't look too hard (or hard enough) st the pictures. I didn't...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-10-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 1,383
Posted By Takkun
And another update. Ultimately I did break down...

And another update. Ultimately I did break down and get the 35 too, to complement. Got it for an equally nice price (well, not as nice as some of the specimens from Japan on eBay, but I'm less keen...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 09-10-2018
Replies: 1
Views: 1,062
Posted By Takkun
PEC-12 vs Edwal opinions

I put this in the top-level forum since I'm unsure if it's best in the chemistry or scanning sub, or even printing.

My tap water here comes from the Cedar River, and I'm told it's fairly soft....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-10-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 1,424
Posted By Takkun
Skiff, good to know, ha. I was only joking. I've...

Skiff, good to know, ha. I was only joking. I've been on a vegan diet for about 15 years, but it's food only. Nobody can take my wool socks or Brooks bicycle saddle from me. Interesting bit about...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-09-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 1,424
Posted By Takkun
Interesting, I couldn't find that bit in the...

Interesting, I couldn't find that bit in the Support section.

I did find the topic "May I use film if I am a Vegan?"

Well, guess that's it for me then, have to sell all my film gear.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-09-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 1,043
Posted By Takkun
Hogarth—Thank you; I'm very pleased with them and...

Hogarth—Thank you; I'm very pleased with them and decided upon adding the 35 to my collection too.

Peter—That's all very interesting. I know that Cosina is a big manufacturer of the glass itself...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 09-09-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 554
Posted By Takkun
I've had the R3a for almost 10 years now, and it...

I've had the R3a for almost 10 years now, and it was used then. As i'm sure you know, same camera essentially save for AE/electronic shutter/'suggested-versus-selected' meter readout (which I'm on...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-09-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 1,424
Posted By Takkun
Been a while since I shot ADOX..didn't realize...

Been a while since I shot ADOX..didn't realize CHS50 was discontinued. I didn't have good results, but only shot a few rolls souped in D76—didn't get a feel for it.

But agreed, any new film is a...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 09-08-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 930
Posted By Takkun
Agreed. I got soft and lazy shooting concerts...

Agreed. I got soft and lazy shooting concerts with a D800 and zooms. The M8 doesn't have nearly the leeway or shadow detail, but I like to think of it like having Provia and Superia 1600 in the same...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 09-08-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 930
Posted By Takkun
Really? For some reason I assumed it was better...

Really? For some reason I assumed it was better than the terrible situation with the M8, but it makes sense that nothing wouldn't have changed.


If I did it again now, I'd go with the M9, with a...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-08-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 898
Posted By Takkun
Not much luck on the moon, since we're back to...

Not much luck on the moon, since we're back to rain here in Seattle. I do, however, live in a tall building and have a sliver of a view of downtown a few miles away.

My test roll showed the focus...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-08-2018
Replies: 0
Views: 290
Posted By Takkun
Leica M5 is back in action, I think.

Oy, I have too many cameras. But at least, after 3 years of sitting and too much money (all saved from not shooting any film), they're all fixed.

Almost simultaneously, my M5 and Bessa went grossly...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-08-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 493
Posted By Takkun
Rollei 3003—The camera I never knew I wanted

My (free to me, years ago) Bronica SQ is a bit worse for wear; the finder is taped on, and spent a little time browsing online what orphaned MF systems are out there. Years ago when I worked in a...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-08-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 1,043
Posted By Takkun
I spent some time on the ferry home reading up...

I spent some time on the ferry home reading up online in hopes of convincing myself one way or another, and that seems to be the consensus. Surprisingly, a lot of people deemed it 'boring'. No, I...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-07-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 1,043
Posted By Takkun
Your Nikkor reminds me of one of my favorite...

Your Nikkor reminds me of one of my favorite lenses, the F-mount Nikkor-S. I've been meaning to get it AI'd for years. The Planar is a nice contrast and compliment to the older lenses, and I wouldn't...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-07-2018
Replies: 173
Views: 10,362
Posted By Takkun
Never had much of a worry on this, especially...

Never had much of a worry on this, especially since I've switched almost completely to RFs. Virtually everything I own fits in a small SLR-sized messenger bag.
Of course, the few times I've had...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 09-07-2018
Replies: 30
Views: 1,259
Posted By Takkun
Just happened to me on an old unopened product I...

Just happened to me on an old unopened product I found was a collectors item. Buyer was pissed the original packaging tape was slightly askew.

I've found as both a buyer and a seller, ebay has been...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-06-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 1,043
Posted By Takkun
I accidentally bought a 50 Planar...I'm hooked.

My last thread was about my simultaneous excitement and hesitation over replacing my beleaguered Ultron with a Biogon.

Maybe I shouldn't eBay without my glasses.

The package arrived as I was out...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-06-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 1,383
Posted By Takkun
Got the lens in my hot little hands just in time...

Got the lens in my hot little hands just in time for a day trip. And I pulled it out of my bag a few moments ago and...it's a 50 f/2. Checked the ebay listing, and yes, it's my fault. I'm tempted to...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-06-2018
Replies: 699
Views: 78,608
Posted By Takkun
I've definitely closed the bottom plate without...

I've definitely closed the bottom plate without hooking the back into it. Oops.

Love the M5. Love the industrial design and the controls; it's convenient with the shutter dial under the release,...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-06-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 1,383
Posted By Takkun
I saw that V3 Summicron in the classifieds, but...

I saw that V3 Summicron in the classifieds, but it's almost double what I paid for the Biogon, which is out for delivery. I'm souping some film while I impatiently wait. I do still have a CV 35...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-05-2018
Replies: 149
Views: 20,721
Posted By Takkun
Owned an M5 and two M8s. all used (the M5 is...

Owned an M5 and two M8s. all used (the M5 is quite a bit older than myself)

M5 bought from eBay, via a seller who was a regular on here and actually called to chat about the camera and its...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-02-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 1,383
Posted By Takkun
Erik, can you clarify about soft vs unsharp? as...

Erik, can you clarify about soft vs unsharp? as I'm looking at that kitchen counter image, it does in fact look like that knocked-over bottle of vanilla extract is slightly better than the focus...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-02-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,289
Posted By Takkun
You make a very good point and that definitely...

You make a very good point and that definitely makes me reconsider my statement. What I had in mind was the camera as a whole: the controls, the finder, the body itself. It doesn't feel worn and in...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-02-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 1,383
Posted By Takkun
Raid—want a trade? Kidding, of course. Looking...

Raid—want a trade? Kidding, of course.

Looking through images shot with the Ultron, I always found it a very nice, neutral-looking lens on the M8, and a good general wide-ish for film. A particular...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-02-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 1,383
Posted By Takkun
I think I might have just had bad luck with mine,...

I think I might have just had bad luck with mine, as I have with my cameras in general as of late. From online reports (which we all know are skewed towards complaints, generally), some specimens...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-01-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,289
Posted By Takkun
Great to hear people still use them. I can't...

Great to hear people still use them. I can't think of many other small-format cams from that era where the build quality, let alone image quality, still holds up after a decade plus.

It's just my...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-01-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 1,383
Posted By Takkun
Got sick of my Ultron, sprung for a Biogon 35/2

Now that I've got RFs back, its time to get back into shooting. The last couple years haven't been too great for me photographically—lent my X100 and most of my Nikon gear to a relative, dropped my...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-01-2018
Replies: 31
Views: 1,531
Posted By Takkun
I can vouch that Fotodiox adapters are cheap but...

I can vouch that Fotodiox adapters are cheap but reasonably solid. Might be a bit unwieldily with an SLR lens on an RF, but better than my uses, which has been mounting RF lenses on a Panasonic...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 08-31-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,289
Posted By Takkun
Thought I might be posting my final update, but...

Thought I might be posting my final update, but the saga may yet continue.

Got everything back in my hot little hands (though was expecting better packaging from the factory than just bubble wrap),...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-29-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 898
Posted By Takkun
Bessa RF calibration: off at infinity, ok at film plane

Hi all,

I just got my R3a back from our host and head bartender for a RF touchup this weekend. Picked up a brick of HP5 and went out shooting: my RFs have been out of commission for a couple years...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-29-2018
Replies: 54
Views: 3,842
Posted By Takkun
Great to hear. I received mine as a gift about a...

Great to hear. I received mine as a gift about a decade ago, and while I've gotten rid of most of my SLR gear, this is one I just could never part with. Really was the be-all-end-all of film cameras...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-28-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 388
Posted By Takkun
Screen Protector Preferences

Greetings all,
I'm eagerly awaiting my M8 back after yet another shutter repair (detailed in another thread). It's been sitting for a couple years disused while I lacked the time and/or funds to send...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 08-28-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,289
Posted By Takkun
And one last update, since I received the...

And one last update, since I received the official final invoice:
4 hours of labor= $400
Shutter assembly = $285
New leatherette = $50
Shipping = $35

A bit appalled at the latter two, especially the...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 08-28-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,289
Posted By Takkun
Jeff--I had a similar situation when I went with...

Jeff--I had a similar situation when I went with Nikon FF years ago. I had a couple third-part and older pre-AI Nikkors that were peachy on film, but abysmal on digital. Especially my Tamron 17-35,...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 08-28-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,289
Posted By Takkun
Well, that was fast. Woke up to another email...

Well, that was fast. Woke up to another email from a Mr. Sames, and apparently it's done and heading out. Card hasn't been charged yet. Five days for repair, I'm impressed, though less so for how...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 08-27-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,289
Posted By Takkun
Don't know why my post got cut off... but the...

Don't know why my post got cut off...
but the gist of the rest of it was that, at the very least, they're still accepting repairs, but it remains to see if they'll actually complete the repair....
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 08-27-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,289
Posted By Takkun
An update on Leica servicing M8 Shutters

Hi everyone, it's been a while since I've been here...grad school tends to consume all of your free time.

In short, Leica still appears to be servicing the dreaded shutter jam for the M8, but parts...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-27-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 1,111
Posted By Takkun
Well, in my professor's defense, almost everyone...

Well, in my professor's defense, almost everyone teaching here are practicing or retired architects. This one in particular has a habit of referencing 70s SNL sketches (and broke into Steve Martin's...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-27-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 1,111
Posted By Takkun
'Henry Carter-Persol'...

Hi everyone! Grad school is in full force and I think I've picked up the Leicas twice in the last month.

My design studio has an interesting project for the rest of the quarter--a workspace and...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-02-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 4,138
Posted By Takkun
The WB was absolutely abysmal, so I just made it...

The WB was absolutely abysmal, so I just made it grayscale. I might have to have fun with this before it goes back to storage this weekend.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-01-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 4,138
Posted By Takkun
https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-...

https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xap1/t31.0-8/10688152_10154592692150234_6428965186115629465_o.jpg

Update: it lives! Coming to a University of Washington surplus sale soon. And a...
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