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Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-26-2013
Replies: 393
Views: 67,659
Posted By maclaine
I just got back from a 3.5 week trip to the UK...

I just got back from a 3.5 week trip to the UK (with a detour through Paris). I took plenty of shots on film, but did a bit of cell phone stuff to post on Facebook for friends and family. The one...
Forum: RFF Polls 08-22-2013
Replies: 189
Views: 27,021
Posted By maclaine
I just loaded my first roll last night. I bought...

I just loaded my first roll last night. I bought a used loader off of eBay that had 50' of original AGFA APX 100 in it (score!), and I loaded about 12 frames to test it out. I messed it up the first...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-06-2013
Replies: 39
Views: 4,458
Posted By maclaine
If that's a 0.85 viewfinder, than that's the...

If that's a 0.85 viewfinder, than that's the exact model I've made with the Leica a la carte configurator about a thousand times, and for less than half the quoted price! Hope you enjoy it.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-29-2013
Replies: 267
Views: 13,411
Posted By maclaine
I do wish there was a way to block certain users,...

I do wish there was a way to block certain users, but you can try slightly more advanced searching by adding a "-" before anything you don't want to see.. I do it all the time. Sometimes I'll just...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-29-2013
Replies: 267
Views: 13,411
Posted By maclaine
I'm into it. I have a large monitor, and when...

I'm into it. I have a large monitor, and when searching for images, I disliked how the maximum size you could select for your results was "medium", leaving tons of screen real estate wasted. Flickr...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-22-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 3,118
Posted By maclaine
This is so true it hurts.

This is so true it hurts.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-19-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,482
Posted By maclaine
Thanks, gang. The more I see from this rig, the...

Thanks, gang. The more I see from this rig, the clearer it becomes that the only way I'll give it up is if I'm no longer walking this...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-18-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,482
Posted By maclaine
I started scanning my first roll from this setup...

I started scanning my first roll from this setup last night. I'm absolutely astonished at how the 35mm Summicron ASPH renders the images. From edge to edge, corner to corner, it's absolutely...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-17-2013
Replies: 105
Views: 7,765
Posted By maclaine
I'd definitely buy some, as I really enjoyed...

I'd definitely buy some, as I really enjoyed shooting it. I've been moving to slower and slower films in 35mm lately. Ilford's FP4+ is a great film, but not an exact substitute.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-16-2013
Replies: 275
Views: 20,853
Posted By maclaine
It's an easy label and classification to throw...

It's an easy label and classification to throw out there, and thus it is used by the lazy. For instance, if one took a superficial glance at me, they might assume I fit into the broad stereotype of a...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 04-10-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,728
Posted By maclaine
Thank you for this. I suppose when you're one of...

Thank you for this. I suppose when you're one of the best, you have access to the best.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 04-10-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 2,754
Posted By maclaine
Thank you. It's not staged, surprisingly. In...

Thank you. It's not staged, surprisingly. In fact, when I took it, I thought almost nothing of it. A friend had entered a 48 hour film contest (write, film, edit, score a movie in 48 hours), and had...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 04-10-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,728
Posted By maclaine
Thank you for posting this. I'm going to be in...

Thank you for posting this. I'm going to be in London in August, and now I'm definitely going to check this show out. I've never seen any of his prints in person. The preview images available on the...
Forum: Optics Theory - 04-07-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 1,862
Posted By maclaine
Stepless aperture lenses

I have a Jupiter-3, and in the past have had a Jupiter-8 as well. Neither of them had any aperture stops, just markings. I was thinking recently about why more modern lenses don't do the same thing....
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 04-06-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 2,754
Posted By maclaine
I entered a few. It looks like they just started...

I entered a few. It looks like they just started another contest with the same prize (Monochrom + Cash based on number of entries) that is running for the next three months. The prize for the first...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-05-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,482
Posted By maclaine
Yes, hands raised to the sky while I cry out. I...

Yes, hands raised to the sky while I cry out.

I had a great time shooting today. I've always considered myself a 50mm guy, but having nothing but the 35mm actually turned out great. I never felt...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-05-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,482
Posted By maclaine
I'm back in the game

After waffling for quite a while, this morning I walked out of my local camera shop with an M6 0.85 in excellent condition and a 35mm Summicron ASPH in good KEH Bargain condition. I'm already half...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 03-30-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,909
Posted By maclaine
What a disappointment! I would have loved to see...

What a disappointment! I would have loved to see it in another round of your 50mm tests.
Forum: Film vs Digital 03-25-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 1,631
Posted By maclaine
Pro 160NS is also absent from this announcement....

Pro 160NS is also absent from this announcement. I have a hard time believing they'd only offer a single color negative option, so in regards to Provia 400X, I'd hope it just means the package is not...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-20-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 1,433
Posted By maclaine
I think the price is a little inflated,...

I think the price is a little inflated, particularly on eBay, but you can still find deals on them there. I got one from the 'bay for $80 a couple years ago. They pop up in the classifieds here with...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-18-2013
Replies: 366
Views: 70,580
Posted By maclaine
Prices for M7s seem to be plummeting lately. I've...

Prices for M7s seem to be plummeting lately. I've seen several in the last few months for less than $2k, which seems like a steal. For just a little more than both an M6 and a ZI, you can get quite a...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-18-2013
Replies: 72
Views: 8,284
Posted By maclaine
I read the review last week as well, but...

I read the review last week as well, but refrained from posting about it since my last M240 thread turned into a pile on about what a terrible person Steve Huff is for enjoying Leica products and how...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 03-15-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,909
Posted By maclaine
Weirdo LTM lens on eBay: "50mm Zeiss Planar"

I've had this thing in my watch list for quite a while. It's definitely overpriced, but it's still kind of interesting. It looks like it's hacked together with the bottom half of a collapsible...
Forum: Photo Software 03-14-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 972
Posted By maclaine
I'd never even heard of Snapseed. I imagine the...

I'd never even heard of Snapseed. I imagine the reason they pulled it is because it's impossible to compete with the Photoshop behemoth. Silver Efex still seems to be the leader in the black and...
Forum: Off Topic 03-13-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 435
Posted By maclaine
I've never been to one, honestly. They're pretty...

I've never been to one, honestly. They're pretty strange if you ask me, as are the non-bikini-fied espresso shacks that are all over the place around here. Coming from the northeast, where the only...
Forum: Off Topic 03-13-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 435
Posted By maclaine
It's cliche, but Seattle has some pretty damn...

It's cliche, but Seattle has some pretty damn good coffee. My favorite is any place that brews Stumptown, of which there are many in Seattle. I've seen it in a couple of places in New York City, as...
Forum: Leica M240 aka Leica M10, M-P, M60 03-13-2013
Replies: 135
Views: 11,268
Posted By maclaine
If you actually read what Mr. Huff writes, you'd...

If you actually read what Mr. Huff writes, you'd know that he is never sent any free cameras. He buys everything he reviews and sells something if he wants a new camera.

As far as where the money...
Forum: Leica M240 aka Leica M10, M-P, M60 03-11-2013
Replies: 135
Views: 11,268
Posted By maclaine
My thoughts exactly. Other than a really nice...

My thoughts exactly. Other than a really nice Jupiter-3, I have no proper Leica-mount lenses at the moment. I would most likely pick up a lens to go with the body if I did buy it, but I wouldn't be...
Forum: Leica M240 aka Leica M10, M-P, M60 03-11-2013
Replies: 135
Views: 11,268
Posted By maclaine
Perhaps "real world" is not the best way of...

Perhaps "real world" is not the best way of putting it, but it's more useful to me in terms of helping me decide whether or not to purchase the camera. I don't know about you, but I have never and...
Forum: Leica M240 aka Leica M10, M-P, M60 03-11-2013
Replies: 135
Views: 11,268
Posted By maclaine
Yes, it's now just as en vogue to bash Mr. Huff...

Yes, it's now just as en vogue to bash Mr. Huff for his puppy dog enthusiasm as it was to bash Ken Rockwell for his over the top trolling, but the truth is, this is the first "real world" review of...
Forum: Leica M240 aka Leica M10, M-P, M60 03-11-2013
Replies: 135
Views: 11,268
Posted By maclaine
Steve Huff's M type 240 review is up

And the pictures look pretty dang good.

http://www.stevehuffphoto.com/2013/03/11/the-leica-m-240-real-world-camera-review-2013-by-steve-huff/
Forum: Other RF 03-08-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 519
Posted By maclaine
Anyone win the lottery recently?

The rare and elusive Red Flag 20 with matching lens has reared its head on eBay.

Red Flag 20...
Forum: Leica M240 aka Leica M10, M-P, M60 03-08-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 2,141
Posted By maclaine
I'm still not sure I understand all the...

I'm still not sure I understand all the negativity towards this camera. I'm giving some serious consideration to purchasing it, and I've been trolling the web pretty thoroughly for the last week or...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 01-09-2013
Replies: 47
Views: 5,193
Posted By maclaine
Very interesting to see that, for a man who's so...

Very interesting to see that, for a man who's so famous for never cropping his images, what is arguably his most famous image is, in fact, cropped. As I recall, in one of the documentaries on HCB, he...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-02-2013
Replies: 47
Views: 2,294
Posted By maclaine
David Bowie (musician, among other things) and...

David Bowie (musician, among other things) and son Duncan Jones (film director). Duncan Jones has only made two films so far, so it might be difficult to consider him a "master" just yet, but they've...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-11-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 753
Posted By maclaine
Instagram apologia

I know that dreaded app is anathema for a lot of folks on here. My own opinion of it is that it's fine. I use it myself for the occasional picture, and I've seen some folks who do great work with it....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-09-2012
Replies: 1
Views: 565
Posted By maclaine
Back on the wagon

I think it's a common tale among gearheads such as ourselves: buy, sell, buy, sell, buy, sell, ad nauseum. I had gone through several waves of M-mount gear, starting with a humble Bessa R3A and 40mm...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 12-06-2012
Replies: 91
Views: 11,519
Posted By maclaine
Funny, the thought that this would happen...

Funny, the thought that this would happen occurred to me earlier this week. Honestly, I'm surprised it took this long, but it sure is a shame. I had a ZI that was terrific, though sadly it's in...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-30-2012
Replies: 40
Views: 4,383
Posted By maclaine
I posted this in another thread recently, but...

I posted this in another thread recently, but it's tailor made for this one.

Yours truly, Plus-X, Nikon F3, 50mm f/1.8 Ai

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8461/8035142759_15d35ed7ac_b.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-17-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 3,359
Posted By maclaine
I've found that I tend to shoot exclusively 50mm...

I've found that I tend to shoot exclusively 50mm on rangefinders, so when and if I am able to purchase a replacement M6 for the one I no longer have, it will have a .85 viewfinder. My previous M6 had...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-17-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 3,359
Posted By maclaine
My griping is all in good fun. I have also used...

My griping is all in good fun. I have also used all manner of Leicas to take pictures I'm very happy with, as well as cameras whose design I truly despise (modern, blob shaped things). At the moment,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-16-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 3,359
Posted By maclaine
I would love a .85 M6. I once saw one at a local...

I would love a .85 M6. I once saw one at a local camera place for just shy of $1k. I pointed it out to the salesman, who clearly thought I was mistaken, until he saw the markings on the viewfinder...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-16-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 3,359
Posted By maclaine
And yet the drastic change in aesthetics were...

And yet the drastic change in aesthetics were despised by so many! Will Leica EVER make the perfect camera to please us fickle photogs?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-16-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 3,359
Posted By maclaine
M Aesthetics - Real Talk

Let me preface this by saying this thread is merely some fun griping/nitpicking. I know various molehills have been made into mountains regarding extra 2mm of height or larger shutter speed dials,...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-08-2012
Replies: 58
Views: 7,680
Posted By maclaine
I have one permanently affixed to my Nikon F, and...

I have one permanently affixed to my Nikon F, and occasionally I'll swap out my 50mm f/1.8 AI from my F3 if I want a lower contrast look or just that silky smooth feel of the all-metal, scalloped...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-03-2012
Replies: 65
Views: 16,425
Posted By maclaine
I have a V500 which I quite like. I've posted...

I have a V500 which I quite like. I've posted this elsewhere, but it's worth reposting here. This method works for me every time, and I get very satisfactory scans for 35mm at 2400dpi. I do a little...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-29-2012
Replies: 210
Views: 26,384
Posted By maclaine
Yours truly on the last frame of my last roll of...

Yours truly on the last frame of my last roll of Plus-X.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8461/8035142759_15d35ed7ac_b.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-28-2012
Replies: 1,965
Views: 310,316
Posted By maclaine
From a roll that was gifted to me by another kind...

From a roll that was gifted to me by another kind RFFer.


Georgetown, Seattle, WA

Leica M6, W-Nikkor 3.5cm f/2.5 LTM.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8321/8025762737_1b9e125e12_b.jpg
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-28-2012
Replies: 1,368
Views: 299,744
Posted By maclaine
Almost forgot about this thread. Here are a few...

Almost forgot about this thread. Here are a few recent scans from a trip I made to the Redwoods in California last year. Portra 400 might just be the perfect color film for this camera. Beautiful...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-12-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 941
Posted By maclaine
eBay brag - Nikon F

There are few things I like more than a great deal. I'm always envious of people's insane garage sale or thrift store finds around here, and now I have a tale of my own.

I've been on the hunt for a...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 05-29-2012
Replies: 295
Views: 89,054
Posted By maclaine
This thread has some amazing, inspiring images in...

This thread has some amazing, inspiring images in it. After two attempts at 4x5, one lackluster and one a miserable failure, I decided to give it another go. I dumped my last rig about a year ago but...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-23-2012
Replies: 27
Views: 7,107
Posted By maclaine
Thanks for the reminder. I'm looking at an...

Thanks for the reminder. I'm looking at an exposed but undeveloped roll of Scala on my my desk right now. I don't even remember what's on it.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-17-2012
Replies: 1,368
Views: 299,744
Posted By maclaine
You won't regret it. I'm constantly impressed...

You won't regret it. I'm constantly impressed with the images mine delivers. It's a lot of fun to use, and the weight of the thing doesn't bother me so much. I regularly take it on hikes because once...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-17-2012
Replies: 51
Views: 15,155
Posted By maclaine
I think there are a few of us here who have had...

I think there are a few of us here who have had the pleasure of sitting at his kitchen table and watching him work. He is a tremendously kind man, and beyond his great repair work, he is a very...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-11-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 5,429
Posted By maclaine
It's not the actual viewfinder (focusing screen...

It's not the actual viewfinder (focusing screen brightness) that is an issue, it's the data read out for the shutter speed and +/- indicator. It's an LCD display, and isn't backlit. There is a button...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-11-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 5,429
Posted By maclaine
I went through this same struggle last year when...

I went through this same struggle last year when deciding which SLR system to buy into after shooting mostly rangefinders for a long time. For me, it was down to the Nikon F3, Pentax LX, and Canon...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-03-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 1,563
Posted By maclaine
I bought a Ricoh KR-5 Super II that came with the...

I bought a Ricoh KR-5 Super II that came with the 35-70mm kit lens for $30 a few months back. It showed up looking like it had never been used. Even the light seal foam looked brand spanking new. It...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-02-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 3,775
Posted By maclaine
Here's my ultra cheapo solution, which I also do...

Here's my ultra cheapo solution, which I also do for 6x6 and 35mm.

1. Take a piece of thick card stock paper
2. Lay your film on a light box with the card stock over it
3. Sketch out a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-27-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 3,061
Posted By maclaine
My Ricoh was perfectly reliable for the short...

My Ricoh was perfectly reliable for the short period of time I had it. I was going to switch to K-mount for my SLR needs, but ended up going with Nikon instead, so I sold the camera, but it was...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-27-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 3,061
Posted By maclaine
If I'm not mistaken, it's the ultra-generic...

If I'm not mistaken, it's the ultra-generic camera body that has been the basis of many, many Cosina-made cameras over the years. I had a Ricoh KR-5 Super II for a while that looked nearly...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-08-2012
Replies: 48
Views: 4,924
Posted By maclaine
I started a thread about it a while back....

I started a thread about it a while back. (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=102534) I've since changed my mind about a few of the things that bothered me about the camera and...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-08-2012
Replies: 48
Views: 4,924
Posted By maclaine
This was my one biggest complaint with mine. I...

This was my one biggest complaint with mine. I now have an F3 and have nothing to complain about in the VF department.
Forum: Film vs Digital 03-01-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 1,799
Posted By maclaine
This is really a bummer, although not a surprise,...

This is really a bummer, although not a surprise, I suppose. I prefer Kodak's E6 options over Fuji, personally, so I guess I'll have to stock up before it's too late, and then see if I can wrangle a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-29-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,359
Posted By maclaine
Just to reiterate what thomasw said in regards to...

Just to reiterate what thomasw said in regards to the original question, the M6, M4, and M2R all have identical film loading systems with the tulip-style take up spool. The M2 with Rapid Load...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 02-27-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 2,453
Posted By maclaine
My first RF was a Bess R3A, then I moved to an...

My first RF was a Bess R3A, then I moved to an M4, a Zeiss Ikon, an M2, an M6, and now I'm currently RF-less (booo! hisss!!!). If I could start all over again, I would probably just keep the R3A and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-10-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 609
Posted By maclaine
It's hard to tell exactly what film it is, and I...

It's hard to tell exactly what film it is, and I suspect it might be a couple of different kinds, but if you look at the 8th picture, it looks like it says Kodak 400VC
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-10-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 609
Posted By maclaine
NASCAR photos on film at CNN.com

They don't mention it by name, but it looks like these were taken with a LOMO Sprocket Rocket...
Forum: Optics Theory - 10-31-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 2,373
Posted By maclaine
As others have said, lens hoods are just as much...

As others have said, lens hoods are just as much about protection from stray bumps (they've definitely saved my lenses undue wear and tear on occasion) as about blocking stray light. If you don't...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 10-27-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 4,402
Posted By maclaine
Here's the video in...

Here's the video in question.

http://vimeo.com/13036394
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-26-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 4,217
Posted By maclaine
I think it's possible to get it with smaller...

I think it's possible to get it with smaller formats as well. Here's a shot with the Voigtlander 40mm Nokton at maybe f/2.8 or f/4. It helps to have the background be at a distance, at least if...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-24-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 895
Posted By maclaine
A couple weekends ago, I was out and about...

A couple weekends ago, I was out and about finishing off some film and enjoying the nice fall weather. I saw two young girls huddled outside of a pharmacy fiddling with a camera I recognized as a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-21-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 2,195
Posted By maclaine
The DeLorean of the photographic world. I'd be...

The DeLorean of the photographic world. I'd be into the idea, as long as it wasn't a $35,000 special limited edition with neon orange body covering.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-21-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 2,195
Posted By maclaine
Stainless Steel Leica "mashup"

Just saw this over at leicarumors.com. This thing is pretty incredible, if you ask me. The amount of time it must have taken to get that level of detail is staggering to think about. Also, it...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-17-2011
Replies: 1
Views: 674
Posted By maclaine
A couple from this weekend with a Mamiya RB67

A coworker who normally is a digital guy has an RB67 and a couple of lenses he bought off of a friend for $50 (I wish I had friends like that). He doesn't use it much, and when I was debating...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-17-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 853
Posted By maclaine
Colossal goof. Neopan 1600 at EI 200

Well, I've seen these threads from others before, and I guess it's my turn. I thought I had a roll of AGFA Scala in my in M6, but it turns out it was Neopan 1600. So, I'm going to get some well over...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 10-14-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,721
Posted By maclaine
Yes, thank you for sharing. I'm a doc junkie, so...

Yes, thank you for sharing. I'm a doc junkie, so this site is like crack.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-09-2011
Replies: 1,965
Views: 310,316
Posted By maclaine
Here are a couple from the second roll I was...

Here are a couple from the second roll I was given by RFF's own K14 (Gary). I exposed them at EI 200 and, like my first roll, they came out a bit "hot". This could very well be my exposure...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-28-2011
Replies: 1,368
Views: 299,744
Posted By maclaine
Thanks, Keith. All these shots from the Redwoods...

Thanks, Keith. All these shots from the Redwoods were pretty tricky, because the light in the forest was all over the place. When the sun would poke through the canopy, there would be crazy hot...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-28-2011
Replies: 1,368
Views: 299,744
Posted By maclaine
S-M-C Takumar 75mm f/4.5, Tmax 400. BIG trees...

S-M-C Takumar 75mm f/4.5, Tmax 400.

BIG trees deserve a BIG camera.

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6171/6194401682_b938207f68_b.jpg
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-28-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 10,779
Posted By maclaine
Heads up: There's a really great deal on a 67II...

Heads up: There's a really great deal on a 67II over at APUG. The sale includes a 90mm f/2.8 lens and shipping. I don't think I've ever seen a 67II body this cheap.

I have no connection with the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-28-2011
Replies: 1,368
Views: 299,744
Posted By maclaine
Thank you. Yes, this and the previous shot on...

Thank you. Yes, this and the previous shot on Tri-x were both developed in D76 1:1 according to the development times on Kodak's data sheets for both films. I constantly struggle with which one I...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-27-2011
Replies: 1,368
Views: 299,744
Posted By maclaine
More from the same trip. Tmax 400, S-M-C Takumar...

More from the same trip.

Tmax 400, S-M-C Takumar 75mm f/4.5.

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6175/6190946373_103e805b71_b.jpg
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-27-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 10,779
Posted By maclaine
Cosmetically, my old 6x7 MLU fits right into this...

Cosmetically, my old 6x7 MLU fits right into this category. I bought it from an older gent who used it for years to shoot photos for postcards of the Pacific Northwest. It definitely looks like...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-25-2011
Replies: 1,368
Views: 299,744
Posted By maclaine
From a poorly exposed roll of Tri-x at 1600. ...

From a poorly exposed roll of Tri-x at 1600. This was the only salvageable picture on the roll, and it's pretty thin at that. Still, I like the moody quality of it.

This was a camping trip I...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-24-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,371
Posted By maclaine
My first M was an M4 that I got right here on...

My first M was an M4 that I got right here on this forum but sold a few months later to get a Zeiss Ikon ZM. My mistake, as I miss it very much. Congrats on your purchase, and take lots of pictures.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 08-10-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 2,347
Posted By maclaine
Check out this post...

Check out this post (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showpost.php?p=907665&postcount=122) from right here on RFF for what a black ZI with blue leather looks like. Personally, I think it looks...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-04-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 7,506
Posted By maclaine
It's certainly possible, with patience. I picked...

It's certainly possible, with patience. I picked up one for around $85 on eBay only a few months ago.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-15-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 890
Posted By maclaine
Very much so. I wrote in my initial post that I...

Very much so. I wrote in my initial post that I "enjoyed" it, but I had to take that back, as it's not the kind of movie that really provides any joy. Still, I think it's a beautiful work of art,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-15-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 890
Posted By maclaine
Movie: The City Of Life And Death

I saw this last night, and was moved by it, so I thought I'd pass it on. It's a movie about the 1937 invasion of Nanking, China by the Japanese. The subject matter is difficult, and the way...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-08-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 776
Posted By maclaine
"Digital" Cameras

This is fun little thing. A graphic designer has made a bunch of little pixelated versions of lots of different cameras, old and new, and even some lenses and an SD card. I wish there was a key to...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-01-2011
Replies: 42
Views: 4,364
Posted By maclaine
Here's Linda McCartney's version, from an...

Here's Linda McCartney's version, from an upcoming exhibition of her photos.

http://gothamist.com/2011/06/29/linda_mccartney.php#photo-1
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-29-2011
Replies: 42
Views: 4,364
Posted By maclaine
I thought about this, actually, but I figured I'd...

I thought about this, actually, but I figured I'd let it stand. Glad it didn't take long for someone to go there. ;)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-29-2011
Replies: 42
Views: 4,364
Posted By maclaine
W/NW The view from the back seat

Inspired by this post (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showpost.php?p=1654719&postcount=132) over in the 40mm f/1.4 Nokton thread, I thought this would be a fun idea for a W/NW thread. I've...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-24-2011
Replies: 27
Views: 3,170
Posted By maclaine
I think these are some wise words from Roland. ...

I think these are some wise words from Roland. For contrast, film choice will make a bigger difference, as will exposure. Overexpose by 1/2-1 stop on one of the Kodak Portra films and you will have...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-22-2011
Replies: 1,368
Views: 299,744
Posted By maclaine
Great picture, Chris. I've been debating the...

Great picture, Chris. I've been debating the next focal length to get, and I want something longer. How do you like the 150mm? I can see some vignetting and a tiny bit of barrel distortion...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-18-2011
Replies: 1,368
Views: 299,744
Posted By maclaine
This is from the first few non-test rolls I've...

This is from the first few non-test rolls I've put through my recently acquired 6x7. I only have one lens so far, an older SMC Takumar 75mm f/4.5, and while sometimes I'd really like something a...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 05-29-2011
Replies: 43
Views: 3,270
Posted By maclaine
I do not have any filter in front of my 50mm...

I do not have any filter in front of my 50mm Planar, nor any of my other lenses. I like to have my lenses be as unadulterated as possible, and never saw a real need for a UV filter. As full lumen...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-24-2011
Replies: 71
Views: 6,283
Posted By maclaine
Having used both an FM3a and an OM-4, I would say...

Having used both an FM3a and an OM-4, I would say go for the OM-4. It's a hair smaller, the viewfinder is ENORMOUS compared to the FM3a, and the multi-spot metering is incredible, worth the price of...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-23-2011
Replies: 1,958
Views: 455,252
Posted By maclaine
Thank you. I saw that face and knew I had to get...

Thank you. I saw that face and knew I had to get it. Metered with Sunny 16, too, so I was really nervous when I developed it that I had missed it, but looks like I was right on. While it's bigger...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-22-2011
Replies: 1,958
Views: 455,252
Posted By maclaine
Here's one from last weekend. Mamiya C330 with...

Here's one from last weekend. Mamiya C330 with 80mm f/2.8 lens. Tri-X in D76 1:1 for ten minutes.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3551/5749067431_9896e517f0_b.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-19-2011
Replies: 69
Views: 6,170
Posted By maclaine
I'd rather not, if you don't mind.

I'd rather not, if you don't mind.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-18-2011
Replies: 69
Views: 6,170
Posted By maclaine
I don't see it as an accusation, really. If...

I don't see it as an accusation, really. If narcissism is defined as on overt obsession with one's self, how can her work not be seen that way? If not in total, then in part. Perhaps she's saying...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-18-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 1,048
Posted By maclaine
Leica Autopsies

I don't think these have been posted yet. Some brave folks with money to burn have "spilled the guts" of some very nice Leica equipment.

Leica M6....
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-18-2011
Replies: 69
Views: 6,170
Posted By maclaine
Maybe I should say a lazy concept executed with a...

Maybe I should say a lazy concept executed with a great deal of effort. In other words: "Of all the things in the world, what will I take a picture of? Me." That, to me, seems lazy, at least...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-18-2011
Replies: 69
Views: 6,170
Posted By maclaine
The most expensive photograph in the world

Let me preface this by saying that I'm not overly fond of Cindy Sherman's work, but I do like some of it. I think what bothers me most is the blatant narcissism, and how lazy it seems when there's a...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-16-2011
Replies: 1,958
Views: 455,252
Posted By maclaine
Both taken with my Mamiya C330 and 80mm f/2.8...

Both taken with my Mamiya C330 and 80mm f/2.8 lens.

Some flowers in front of my house. Kodak Ektachrome E100GX.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3460/5725103779_1b92719548_b.jpg


Horses snacking in...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-13-2011
Replies: 42
Views: 2,956
Posted By maclaine
Sometimes, getting plain speak can be too much of...

Sometimes, getting plain speak can be too much of a good thing. One of the few times I've been disappointed with a director's commentary on a film was while watching Boogie Nights with P.T....
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-13-2011
Replies: 1,368
Views: 299,744
Posted By maclaine
Wow! Sounds like your deal was even better than...

Wow! Sounds like your deal was even better than mine. $80 is a damn good price for a camera body and lens!

I'm currently putting a roll of Fuji Acros 100 through mine to see how it all checks out....
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-12-2011
Replies: 1,368
Views: 299,744
Posted By maclaine
Well, I have succumbed. After thinking and...

Well, I have succumbed. After thinking and researching and waiting and waiting, a great deal popped up here on Craigslist and I couldn't pass it up. The listing was a bit vague, with no pictures,...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-10-2011
Replies: 1,958
Views: 455,252
Posted By maclaine
Thanks for the kind words, gents. I plan on...

Thanks for the kind words, gents. I plan on making many more contributions to this thread from now on.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-09-2011
Replies: 1,958
Views: 455,252
Posted By maclaine
After only dipping my toes in the water with a...

After only dipping my toes in the water with a couple rolls a year or so ago, I've been giving my Mamiya C330 a healthy workout the last few weeks. It's been said before, but I must say that after...
Forum: Film vs Digital 05-09-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 1,372
Posted By maclaine
I enjoy both, although I only use film. Here in...

I enjoy both, although I only use film. Here in Seattle there's a place called the Photographic Center Northwest, and part of their space is a gallery which has lots of prints of all sizes from both...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-07-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 757
Posted By maclaine
Looks great! I have an early-70's black J-8 that...

Looks great! I have an early-70's black J-8 that takes excellent photos, and haven't even had it shimmed. I also have a late-50's J-3 that got the Sweeney Treatment, and it too is an excellent...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-07-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 856
Posted By maclaine
Extreme cropping

We've had threads in here before about who crops and who doesn't, and I tend to fall in with the no cropping crowd. However, every once in a while, I come across a picture I've taken where I think...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-17-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 977
Posted By maclaine
When I had an OM-4, I used to use it as a meter...

When I had an OM-4, I used to use it as a meter when shooting 4x5. If you're doing landscape stuff, it might not be so easy to run around with an incident meter to get the reading you want off of...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 04-15-2011
Replies: 30
Views: 3,673
Posted By maclaine
These are fantastic! Especially that first one.

These are fantastic! Especially that first one.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-12-2011
Replies: 75
Views: 14,399
Posted By maclaine
Thanks for the tip, John. What I'm thinking now...

Thanks for the tip, John. What I'm thinking now is that the lens might have been slightly out of alignment due to not being locked in place. The focusing is a little stiff and the lens came...
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 04-11-2011
Replies: 110
Views: 9,463
Posted By maclaine
I'll second There Will Be Blood. I think P.T....

I'll second There Will Be Blood. I think P.T. Anderson has made some of the best looking films of the last 10-15 years. I was pleasantly surprised when I watched Punch Drunk Love a while back. I...
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 04-11-2011
Replies: 110
Views: 9,463
Posted By maclaine
2001 makes MUCH more sense if you read the book,...

2001 makes MUCH more sense if you read the book, particularly the ending, which is absolutely confounding in the movie if you haven't read the book. Arthur C. Clarke and Kubrick collaborated on the...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-09-2011
Replies: 75
Views: 14,399
Posted By maclaine
Here are the first few from my Leitz 50mm nickel...

Here are the first few from my Leitz 50mm nickel Elmar. I really like the lower contrast look, although close examination of the scans, especially the vertical shot below, makes it look like it...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-08-2011
Replies: 38
Views: 4,692
Posted By maclaine
That's the same argument I always come back to. ...

That's the same argument I always come back to. I would basically just get an M6 with vulcanite, higher magnification, less frame lines, and a more flare-resistant viewfinder. So, $1,000 for a used...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-08-2011
Replies: 38
Views: 4,692
Posted By maclaine
I can't tell you how many times I've played this...

I can't tell you how many times I've played this "game" while a little bored and day dreaming about a bank account with a few extra zeros.

Black chrome, classic engraving, vulcanite, M7 style...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-07-2011
Replies: 31
Views: 1,810
Posted By maclaine
I'm down to zero at the moment (I think). I...

I'm down to zero at the moment (I think). I moved across the country last summer along with a backlog of about 20 rolls. Then it took me a while to get settled and get back into developing, at...
Forum: Off Topic 04-07-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,189
Posted By maclaine
I should add that this isn't keeping me awake at...

I should add that this isn't keeping me awake at night in anger, but once I first noticed it, I can no longer not notice it and how prevalent it is.
Forum: Off Topic 04-07-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,189
Posted By maclaine
There ought to be a name for this apparent rule of message boards

I have noticed this on many, many message boards, but especially on photo message boards. The way it usually goes is that someone will ask about a specific photo-related thing, whether it's a camera...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 04-05-2011
Replies: 92
Views: 10,038
Posted By maclaine
Organize?! HA! This is me at my desk trying to...

Organize?! HA!

This is me at my desk trying to find the latest roll I've processed so I can scan it.

http://bg0lden.files.wordpress.com/2010/10/gandalf-in-library.jpg


Stupidly enough, I even...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-04-2011
Replies: 1,965
Views: 310,316
Posted By maclaine
Alright, here are my first batch of photos. As...

Alright, here are my first batch of photos. As you can see, even at web resolution, they are a bit grainier than I would have expected.

In addition to serving as a test for my first roll of...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-04-2011
Replies: 1,965
Views: 310,316
Posted By maclaine
I developed my first roll of this yesterday. I...

I developed my first roll of this yesterday. I shot it at EI 200 and developed it in D76 1:1 for 10 minutes. The negatives are quite dense, although the indoor shots look slightly better than the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-04-2011
Replies: 51
Views: 5,567
Posted By maclaine
I'll second this. I never see much about this...

I'll second this. I never see much about this lens on this board or elsewhere, really, but it is my only 35mm lens. It's sooooo tiny, but very well built and takes great pictures.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-03-2011
Replies: 88
Views: 6,868
Posted By maclaine
This past weekend I went to a local camera shop...

This past weekend I went to a local camera shop to check out a few different kinds of bodies. As documented in my Nikon FM3a thread elsewhere in this section of the forum, I wasn't happy with that...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-01-2011
Replies: 127
Views: 6,902
Posted By maclaine
Here's another one, my friend Pete and Ruby the...

Here's another one, my friend Pete and Ruby the cat having a little fun.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2572/3861355108_dc77d8b657_b.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-01-2011
Replies: 127
Views: 6,902
Posted By maclaine
This is a very generous idea for a thread. Thank...

This is a very generous idea for a thread. Thank you for carrying on an excellent tradition.

My friend Monika from an afternoon enjoying a meal and a drink outdoors last...
Forum: Off Topic 03-31-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 374
Posted By maclaine
Dave, here's some...

Dave, here's some background.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banksy
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exit_Through_the_Gift_Shop

Trailer (although this does little to explain what the movie is about) - ...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-29-2011
Replies: 1,965
Views: 310,316
Posted By maclaine
Thanks for the tip. I tend to go for acutance...

Thanks for the tip. I tend to go for acutance over fine grain, as before I began using D76 I was using HC110. I still have some HC110 lying around, and now I'm wondering if it would be a good idea...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 03-29-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 2,523
Posted By maclaine
There's also a second, larger cross processing...

There's also a second, larger cross processing group on Flickr, and they have this very useful thread which gives a quick rundown of what you can expect when cross processing various types of...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-29-2011
Replies: 45
Views: 11,297
Posted By maclaine
I haven't chimed in here in a while, so I thought...

I haven't chimed in here in a while, so I thought I would. I still haven't settled on what SLR I'm going to get since selling the FM3a. I really love my M6 and have so much invested in it, I can't...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-29-2011
Replies: 32
Views: 2,608
Posted By maclaine
I should also say, I hadn't planned on selling...

I should also say, I hadn't planned on selling this lens because I thought it was pretty neat, even if it was my fourth 50mm lens for my M6, but if people are willing to pay that much money, I might...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-29-2011
Replies: 32
Views: 2,608
Posted By maclaine
From what I gather, the early era of nickel...

From what I gather, the early era of nickel Elmars is a murky one when it comes to when various small changes were made. I have one that says 50mm on the front, has the bizarro f-stop scale of the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-29-2011
Replies: 1,965
Views: 310,316
Posted By maclaine
I'm about to finish my first roll of this,...

I'm about to finish my first roll of this, generously given to me by Gary/K14. I've been going through this thread as well as Flickr looking at folks' results, and I'm really enjoying the look of...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-23-2011
Replies: 0
Views: 529
Posted By maclaine
Heads Up/Too Good To Be True for any of our Irish RFFers

This just popped up in my Google alerts, and unless it's a typo or the Euro is worth much, much more than I thought, this seems like either a scam or an incredible...
Forum: Off Topic 03-17-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 829
Posted By maclaine
While I have not been following as closely this...

While I have not been following as closely this year as I had wanted to, I'm hoping this year goes to my former hometown of Boston. I was in LA for games 6 and 7 last year, and was at the LA...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-15-2011
Replies: 1
Views: 618
Posted By maclaine
I was there for a few hours on Saturday. I had...

I was there for a few hours on Saturday. I had my camera with me, but didn't get any pictures. Having been to that kind of thing before, I never feel like the pictures I take in those situations...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-06-2011
Replies: 37
Views: 3,030
Posted By maclaine
Look a little harder. Tmax 3200, BW400CN, and...

Look a little harder. Tmax 3200, BW400CN, and Plus-X are all listed on this page, just not as prominently as the other Tmax and Tri-x films.
Forum: RFF Polls 03-04-2011
Replies: 301
Views: 24,455
Posted By maclaine
Great idea for a thread. It looks like it brought...

Great idea for a thread. It looks like it brought out a lot of RFFers who don't post veery frequently. Its cool to see what everyone here does. Unfortunately, I can't bolster the original poster's...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 03-04-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 2,066
Posted By maclaine
This is my primary lens on my M6, and I can't...

This is my primary lens on my M6, and I can't speak highly enough of it. The only other 50mm I had that I enjoyed as much was the Dual Range Summicron, which I sold when I had a Zeiss Ikon due to...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-01-2011
Replies: 45
Views: 11,297
Posted By maclaine
If I could find an OM-3 that didn't cost just as...

If I could find an OM-3 that didn't cost just as much or more than the FM3a, I'd go for it in a heartbeat. It's hard to justify spending that much money on one when the identical except for the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-01-2011
Replies: 45
Views: 11,297
Posted By maclaine
Ah, I see. Well, I would say, comparing it to...

Ah, I see. Well, I would say, comparing it to what else you can get for a similar dollar amount these days with film camera prices plummeting, $250-300 is probably fair and maybe even a little on...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-01-2011
Replies: 45
Views: 11,297
Posted By maclaine
Well, it was listed here and at Get DPI recently...

Well, it was listed here and at Get DPI recently and I didn't get a single message about it. Surprising, actually. It just sold on eBay a couple hours ago, so you're out of luck, unfortunately. I...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-01-2011
Replies: 45
Views: 11,297
Posted By maclaine
I never said it was a bad camera, just that it's...

I never said it was a bad camera, just that it's the wrong camera for me for the reasons I listed. Another reason that I forgot to mention is the cost. I don't think the going rate for them these...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-01-2011
Replies: 45
Views: 11,297
Posted By maclaine
Yes, but for the M6, I expect the simplicity, if...

Yes, but for the M6, I expect the simplicity, if that makes any sense. Having come from the OM-4 with its advanced but still easy to use metering, it felt like a step backwards. It's nitpicky, for...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-01-2011
Replies: 45
Views: 11,297
Posted By maclaine
I just mean that, for such an advanced camera (in...

I just mean that, for such an advanced camera (in other ways), the metering is pretty basic. Just a match needle and a 60/40 percent center weighted pattern. Some people probably like the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-01-2011
Replies: 45
Views: 11,297
Posted By maclaine
Nikon FM3a: The Dream Is Over

Well, after lusting after this camera for a while, I managed to get a hold of one for a decent price about six months ago. I picked up a nice 50mm f/1.8 Ai from KEH to pair it with. At first it...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-01-2011
Replies: 39
Views: 5,166
Posted By maclaine
I'll echo what others have said in this thread. ...

I'll echo what others have said in this thread. Part of why I shoot more B+W than color is I can process it at home easily. Aesthetically, I like how it is one step removed from reality, and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-28-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 2,342
Posted By maclaine
Several years ago I was browsing through the...

Several years ago I was browsing through the photography section at the Boston Public Library, just looking for anything interesting, and I saw this book jutting out from the shelf by several more...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-25-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 2,903
Posted By maclaine
When I was living in Boston, there was a CVS...

When I was living in Boston, there was a CVS directly across the street from my office. They had a Kodak certified 1-hour mini lab, and there was this extremely frazzled and haggard gent who was in...
Forum: Off Topic 02-25-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 698
Posted By maclaine
If you had to sell a Leica to get him, why not...

If you had to sell a Leica to get him, why not Oskar or Ernst?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-22-2011
Replies: 44
Views: 5,837
Posted By maclaine
Wow! These look great. I've been shooting some...

Wow! These look great. I've been shooting some Delta 3200 and Tmax 3200 lately, and of the two, I like the Tmax at 1600 most, but whenever I shoot either in daylight, the grain is out of control. ...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-21-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 1,821
Posted By maclaine
Well, I went down a similar path. I had a v4...

Well, I went down a similar path. I had a v4 tabbed Summicron as well as a DR Summicron at one point. I sold the v4 Summicron in favor of keeping the DR, but had to get rid of the DR when I got a...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-19-2011
Replies: 303
Views: 122,982
Posted By maclaine
Just thought I'd breath some life back into this...

Just thought I'd breath some life back into this thread. I saw this scene outside my office going to work one morning. There was an incredible mist hanging over this small stream that runs right...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 02-17-2011
Replies: 922
Views: 68,388
Posted By maclaine
Here's another one from the end of that hike. ...

Here's another one from the end of that hike. This was the last shot on the roll, and part of it was cut off by the tape.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5296/5455102993_96dc607ca3_b.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-17-2011
Replies: 1,298
Views: 155,317
Posted By maclaine
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2707/4521970737_cf6...

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2707/4521970737_cf69efe7fe_b.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2349/2048731469_f38734ef63_o.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2130/1862885668_cfc157a9f1_o.jpg

This...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 02-17-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 9,109
Posted By maclaine
I'd like to take a break from talking about Foma...

I'd like to take a break from talking about Foma for just a second and recommend that EVERYONE check out his (I'm sorry I don't know your real name) Flickr page. I look at it regularly, as a matter...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-15-2011
Replies: 64
Views: 11,736
Posted By maclaine
I've posted this picture before to illustrate...

I've posted this picture before to illustrate other things in various threads, but I think this might be my most "Gibson-esque" image. This was from the first roll of film I developed at home. It's...
Forum: Off Topic 02-15-2011
Replies: 1
Views: 258
Posted By maclaine
Great story with some great images. Thanks for...

Great story with some great images. Thanks for sharing.

It's nice to see a images of this historic that contrast what we see in the news media (which is a point the photographer mentions in the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-14-2011
Replies: 85
Views: 7,210
Posted By maclaine
I haven't seen anyone mention this, but another...

I haven't seen anyone mention this, but another option for a 35mm is the Nikkor 35mm f/2.5 in LTM mount. This is my only 35mm and I picked it up in the classifieds here for $200. Speedwise it's...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 02-13-2011
Replies: 922
Views: 68,388
Posted By maclaine
This is my first image contribution to this...

This is my first image contribution to this thread because, despite having mayb a dozen rolls I've shot since this project first started, I can't bear the thought of scanning them all. After doing...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-13-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 1,086
Posted By maclaine
I had a similar experience when I shot a roll...

I had a similar experience when I shot a roll with it. I generally don't shoot black and white film slower than 400, but wanted to try this to see if I could get some finer grain happening for...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-09-2011
Replies: 75
Views: 14,399
Posted By maclaine
These are great! Thanks for sharing, as I had...

These are great! Thanks for sharing, as I had never heard of Mr. Ravilious before.

Excellent images from everyone else, as well. Further proof that it's the photographer and not the gear that...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-09-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 1,920
Posted By maclaine
While I would normally agree with this,...

While I would normally agree with this, especially since I'm pretty meticulous about my own scanning, the grit and grime enhances these images for me, mostly because it reminds me of how I feel when...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-09-2011
Replies: 96
Views: 5,261
Posted By maclaine
I've thought about this a lot. How much of my...

I've thought about this a lot. How much of my love of photography is for the pictures themselves and how much is it for the process of developing and printing film? My guess is it's about 50/50,...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 02-07-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 1,483
Posted By maclaine
Thanks for the kind words, everybody. The more I...

Thanks for the kind words, everybody. The more I think about it, the more I believe I'll be investing in a modest flash setup just so that I don't have to miss shots when they would otherwise be...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-07-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 1,470
Posted By maclaine
I'm still in the dark. I was doing it in my...

I'm still in the dark. I was doing it in my bathroom for a while, and while it was working just fine, the amount of time it took to set up and break down was a real drag. Here in the Seattle area,...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 02-07-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 768
Posted By maclaine
Yes, yes. Sorry, I somehow missed this. I...

Yes, yes. Sorry, I somehow missed this. I didn't check this site much over the weekend. At least I didn't start a thread about Vivian Maier, right?!
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 02-07-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 768
Posted By maclaine
Uh oh. I just read the comments and it seems...

Uh oh. I just read the comments and it seems like this may just be someone's wish-list. Maybe it's junk news after all.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 02-07-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 768
Posted By maclaine
New CV lens rumors: 35mm f/1.1 and 50mm f/1.4

I haven't seen this posted yet, but forgive me if it's a repost.

I just saw this over at leicarumors.com. Yes, yes, I know it's just a rumor and all that. There are no sources listed, either, but...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 02-05-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 1,904
Posted By maclaine
Ha! Looks like we had the same idea. I second...

Ha! Looks like we had the same idea. I second everything in this post. I know it was always frustrating whenever any band I was in needed promo shots and the photographer showed up without any good...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 02-05-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 1,904
Posted By maclaine
The most important advice is to avoid the two...

The most important advice is to avoid the two biggest visual cliches in band promo shots: brick walls and train tracks. I never realized just how prominent they were until I came across this site a...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 02-04-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 3,872
Posted By maclaine
The two most important things I forgot to...

The two most important things I forgot to mention:

- Have fun!
- Bring earplugs!
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 02-04-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 5,297
Posted By maclaine
I don't have a ton of stuff with it scanned and...

I don't have a ton of stuff with it scanned and posted on Flickr at the moment, but here are some, to at least give you an idea of what it's capable of. I've never understood the appeal of 75mm,...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 02-04-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 5,297
Posted By maclaine
I use it semi-regularly. It's nice and compact...

I use it semi-regularly. It's nice and compact for a longer focal length, built well as far as I can tell, CHEAP, and incredibly sharp. What's not to like?
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 02-03-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 3,872
Posted By maclaine
I've done this countless times with various bands...

I've done this countless times with various bands I've been in over the years, as well as friends' bands. Here are some of my Flickr...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 02-03-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 1,483
Posted By maclaine
By contrast, here's another low light situation...

By contrast, here's another low light situation with a different approach, although it was no accident this time. This was in an even dimmer dingy rock and roll club. I took this with my recently...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 02-03-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 1,483
Posted By maclaine
I thought this too, when I first saw it. If the...

I thought this too, when I first saw it. If the flash was coming from any other direction, I don't think it would have come out quite as nice.

Also, after watching many videos with Mr. Gilden,...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 02-03-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 1,483
Posted By maclaine
The case for flash OR "Happy Accidents"

Like many RF shooters, I don't use a flash. Also like many RF shooters, sometimes I try to shoot candid, hand held photos in light that is way too poor. Such was the case at a friend's wedding a...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 02-01-2011
Replies: 65
Views: 8,271
Posted By maclaine
Yeah, I was eying this lens recently as I wanted...

Yeah, I was eying this lens recently as I wanted to add a decent 28mm to my arsenal, and this seemed like the cheapest option. I can't say I want to spend $400+ on one, though, especially if it's...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-25-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 2,261
Posted By maclaine
I concur. John rehabilitated my OM-10 as well as...

I concur. John rehabilitated my OM-10 as well as a 24mm 2.8 Zuiko I carelessly dropped on the ground, dong some nasty damage to the lens mount. It took a whilefor both of them to come back, but when...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 01-24-2011
Replies: 922
Views: 68,388
Posted By maclaine
I have always been disappointed with their...

I have always been disappointed with their scans, and stopped getting them after a while. Better to just do it yourself or a lab that does better work do it. I believe there are suggestions...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 01-22-2011
Replies: 154
Views: 34,363
Posted By maclaine
Here's the first example I scanned from today's...

Here's the first example I scanned from today's batch. This was shot with an M2 and what I believe was a Jupiter-3. I also shot with a ZM Planar that day, but this was towards the end, with the...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 01-22-2011
Replies: 154
Views: 34,363
Posted By maclaine
This thread inspired me. I had been slowly...

This thread inspired me. I had been slowly working my way through a batch of HC-110 that I bought after extensive research on developers. I wanted the extra acutance, but often found myself a...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-21-2011
Replies: 28
Views: 3,778
Posted By maclaine
I figured this one out a while back while...

I figured this one out a while back while wandering around San Francisco looking for decent street photo opportunities. This was with my M2 and VC II meter. To try to be discreet about metering...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-12-2011
Replies: 1,214
Views: 139,412
Posted By maclaine
This is Bailey. He's the one and only dog I've...

This is Bailey. He's the one and only dog I've had in my life. After years of running and jumping, his body started to fall apart on him, then he developed hearing and vision problems, so my family...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 01-11-2011
Replies: 49
Views: 3,725
Posted By maclaine
I have a '70s Jupiter-8 and a '50s Jupiter-3...

I have a '70s Jupiter-8 and a '50s Jupiter-3 (cleaned and shimmed by Brian Sweeney), and both are great. The J-8 cost $40 and it's the best price to performance ratio of any piece of gear I own, and...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 01-06-2011
Replies: 21
Views: 4,891
Posted By maclaine
I did this my Olympus XA and it worked like a...

I did this my Olympus XA and it worked like a charm. Without the tape, the RF patch is essentially nonexistent. With the tape, it turned it back into a perfectuly usable camera.
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 12-29-2010
Replies: 922
Views: 68,388
Posted By maclaine
I sent off my last three rolls yesterday. I had...

I sent off my last three rolls yesterday. I had a fourth roll, but it was ruined when somehow the film came off the spool inside the film canister, and when it was all shot, it wouldn't rewind...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-28-2010
Replies: 50
Views: 3,672
Posted By maclaine
All but one of my lenses (50mm ZM Planar) are...

All but one of my lenses (50mm ZM Planar) are LTM: Nikkor 35mm f/2.5, 50mm Elmar f/3.5, 50mm Jupiter-3 and Jupiter-8, and 90mm CV APO-Lanthar f/3.5. All have various makes of LTM>M adapters that live...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-18-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 2,685
Posted By maclaine
I've played around with the Fuji offerings...

I've played around with the Fuji offerings before, and while my favorite of their line is Provia 400X for speed and relatively fine grain, I'm thinking about experimenting with Kodak E100G plus a...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-06-2010
Replies: 21
Views: 7,773
Posted By maclaine
I've only used it a couple of times, but I liked...

I've only used it a couple of times, but I liked the results I got. Pleasing colors and skin tones. These are crappy lab scans from before I did my own scanning, so I could probably get them to...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 11-24-2010
Replies: 41
Views: 2,659
Posted By maclaine
If you've got the money, the D50 is definitely...

If you've got the money, the D50 is definitely the way to go. I have one, and it travels with me every day inside my bag (right along side my M2, in fact). It sounds great and is built like a tank.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 11-24-2010
Replies: 41
Views: 2,659
Posted By maclaine
I will agree with the others in this thread and...

I will agree with the others in this thread and say that you should not skimp out on a portable recorder. The H2 is a great option for an excellent price for what it is. Anything less expensive and...
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