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Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 811
Posted By kxl
Thanks for the responses. For those who asked, my...

Thanks for the responses. For those who asked, my issue is the time required for me to be physically be in the darkroom, i.e., at home to process all of those rolls. I have room to hang up to maybe...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 20 Hours Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 811
Posted By kxl
The logistics of doing this is just truly...

The logistics of doing this is just truly daunting. Other than chipping away at my backlog for a long, long time and shooting digital in the meantime, it's really beginning to seem like the only...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 1 Day Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 811
Posted By kxl
Sorry, should have been clearer... I was thinking...

Sorry, should have been clearer... I was thinking of ways to streamline the processing, e.g., use HC-110 instead of XTOL for reduced developer times, etc... in the hopes that an accumulation of time...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 1 Day Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 811
Posted By kxl
Thanks G - you're a great help as always. Quick...

Thanks G - you're a great help as always. Quick question:

Are you seeing any discernible difference between TIFF and DNG output from Vuescan for properly exposed B&W film? I get it that the...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 1 Day Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 811
Posted By kxl
Yup, I was thinking along the same lines re:...

Yup, I was thinking along the same lines re: HC-110, which is one of my primary developers anyway (the other one being XTOL). Thanks for the tip: Henry's Foto Express.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 1 Day Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 811
Posted By kxl
I have a Nikon 5000, which I modified to accept...

I have a Nikon 5000, which I modified to accept an entire roll. I use Vuescan's batch scan feature and save the scanned images as TIFF files.I only adjust the ones I want and bypass or delete the one...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 1 Day Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 811
Posted By kxl
Sage advice... I just dug too deep of a hole and...

Sage advice... I just dug too deep of a hole and looking for a more expedient way out. Highlighted in RED is unfortunately oh so true...

BTW, I have a Nikon Coolscan 5000, which I modified to...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Day Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 270
Posted By kxl
There are some Costco labs that use Frontier...

There are some Costco labs that use Frontier printers, e.g., LP 5700R, 370, 570, etc... depending on location, if you're not averse to having it done at...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 1 Day Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 811
Posted By kxl
Film Development Options For Busy People?

First of all, let me warn you--this may sound a little off-kilter:

My typical workflow is to:


Develop 35mm B&W film (2- and 5-reel Patterson tanks)
Scan the entire roll
Adjust in Photoshop as...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Days Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 1,024
Posted By kxl
If the 'insulted' comment was directed at me,...

If the 'insulted' comment was directed at me, rest assured that none was taken. And as for the FM2N I'm all for it. It's the one that I currently own.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Days Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 1,024
Posted By kxl
LOL :angel:

LOL :angel:
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Days Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 1,024
Posted By kxl
No, not that at all... I think your thread...

No, not that at all... I think your thread started out as an honest A versus B, then skewed towards a defense of the FE2.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Days Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 1,024
Posted By kxl
The OP asked a simple question... I and others...

The OP asked a simple question... I and others pointed out some possible reasons for price differences, then all of a sudden FE2 owners become defensive about the FE2. :rolleyes:

There is no FE2...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Days Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 1,024
Posted By kxl
I guess we have different definitions of...

I guess we have different definitions of completely functional.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Days Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 1,036
Posted By kxl
Same in the Nikon world. Setting aside the AF...

Same in the Nikon world. Setting aside the AF version, there are primarily 3 categories of 50/1.8 manual focus lenses: 1) AIS, 2) AI, 3) Series E (which are also AI-spec but offered as an alternative...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Days Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 1,024
Posted By kxl
Except the FE2 is completely reliant on what is...

Except the FE2 is completely reliant on what is now 30-year-old electronics to be completely functional.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Days Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 1,024
Posted By kxl
Age. Years of manufacture - 1980's (FE2) vs....

Age.

Years of manufacture - 1980's (FE2) vs. 2000's (FM3A)
Forum: RFF Polls 4 Days Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 2,441
Posted By kxl
I disagree for 2 reasons: 1) The latter 4...

I disagree for 2 reasons:

1) The latter 4 attributes do not correlate to being an RF shooter, as others have stated.

As it pertains to me:


I do shoot an RF, but
I wear a solar-powered watch
...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 5 Days Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 605
Posted By kxl
Congrats! An excellent lens, especially if you...

Congrats! An excellent lens, especially if you plan to use it for landscape. If I recall correctly, the only difference (and it is truly minor) between your AI version and G's AIS version is the...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 5 Days Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 725
Posted By kxl
First of all, I like the fact that there is a...

First of all, I like the fact that there is a holistic objective and as someone who studied (but gave it up) cultural anthropology many moons ago and still dabble in it as an amateur, I like the...
Forum: Digital Epson R-D1 Digital RF 6 Days Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 1,080
Posted By kxl
Congrats! When I had my RD-1, I felt the same way...

Congrats! When I had my RD-1, I felt the same way about the CV 35/1.2.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 6 Days Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 842
Posted By kxl
Thanks Andy.

Thanks Andy.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 6 Days Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 842
Posted By kxl
This was my buddy Jethro from a few years ago,...

This was my buddy Jethro from a few years ago, when he was about 8 or 9 years old. We adopted him from a local high-kill shelter when he was just 8 weeks old and raised him until he passed away last...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 474
Posted By kxl
Could be a developer distribution issue affecting...

Could be a developer distribution issue affecting only part of the roll, especially during agitation/inversion?
Forum: RFF News 1 Week Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 509
Posted By kxl
This is actually legit. Made the local news. The...

This is actually legit. Made the local news. The rare bird was killed with a pellet gun. See articles...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 319
Posted By kxl
Sure Joe - glad to help.

Sure Joe - glad to help.
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 319
Posted By kxl
Here's one from Nikon: 14mm to...

Here's one from Nikon: 14mm to 800mm

http://imaging.nikon.com/lineup/lens/simulator/
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 558
Posted By kxl
True re: 24/2.0 wide open, although the 24/2.8...

True re: 24/2.0 wide open, although the 24/2.8 wide open has too much light fall fall off to be usable for landscapes. In reality, you need to stop down both lenses to about f5.6 for both to be...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 558
Posted By kxl
Congratulations on buying an absolutely brilliant...

Congratulations on buying an absolutely brilliant manual focus film SLR.

If the 28mm focal length works for you, the Nikon 28mm/2.8 AIS is one the one to get -- it is sharp and quite affordable. The...
Forum: Philosophy of Photography 1 Week Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 155
Posted By kxl
Not only should good photos open up new ways of...

Not only should good photos open up new ways of thinking or feeling for those who view the photos but also for those who take them.
Forum: Ricoh Leica M Mount 1 Week Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 513
Posted By kxl
Not sure what this means? "I got that plus the...

Not sure what this means? "I got that plus the other three, for a total of $148."

Which cutoff filter did you choose for your GXR?

There really is no need to purchase an additional IR camera,...
Forum: Philosophy of Photography 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 96
Views: 2,846
Posted By kxl
Using bokeh as a technique is like cooking with...

Using bokeh as a technique is like cooking with any spice--a little bit enhances the flavor; too much ruins it.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 818
Posted By kxl
In terms of build, features and all of that, I'd...

In terms of build, features and all of that, I'd prefer an FM3A to a Bessa R3a (used to own one of each), but I find the double image focusing of an RF much faster and much easier than any of the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 898
Posted By kxl
Uploaded images are restricted to 75 posts per...

Uploaded images are restricted to 75 posts per day, and files can be no larger than 10MB(?). If these work for you, then Tumblr should be fine.

I myself needed more, so I had to accept the fact...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 701
Posted By kxl
The same thing has happened to me. I followed...

The same thing has happened to me. I followed ebay's process and I got my money back.

As others have stated, open a case.

Re: emails you sent - were they within the ebay system? Mine were. ebay...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 67
Views: 2,546
Posted By kxl
But that's where the comparison breaks between a...

But that's where the comparison breaks between a violin and a camera. A heavily-used black M3's would not bring in as much money as a shelf queen black M3.

Also, a Black Paint M3 would not be quite...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 67
Views: 2,546
Posted By kxl
I WISH I owned an original Black M3 with Leitz...

I WISH I owned an original Black M3 with Leitz documentation. :rolleyes:
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 67
Views: 2,546
Posted By kxl
When I hear "stradivarius" I immediately think of...

When I hear "stradivarius" I immediately think of the following attributes:

Vintage - made in the 17th to 18th century by members of the Stradivarius family, especially Antionio
Relatively rare -...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 795
Posted By kxl
The hot mirror is removed and replaced with an IR...

The hot mirror is removed and replaced with an IR filter that only lets IR light through.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 62
Views: 2,195
Posted By kxl
Yup. I'm probably the least stealthy person on...

Yup. I'm probably the least stealthy person on RFF, but I do prefer to be discrete when I shoot, so I roost. I park my butt somewhere, get a feel for what's happening in front of me, shoot for a few...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 657
Posted By kxl
I wouldn't argue with either statement.

I wouldn't argue with either statement.
Forum: Travel 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 268
Posted By kxl
Mercato Fortezza Basso - in the piazza across the...

Mercato Fortezza Basso - in the piazza across the fort on the viale Strozzi. It's only open on the 3rd weekend of each month.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 746
Posted By kxl
If that budget is a soft ceiling: A D80, D40X or...

If that budget is a soft ceiling:

A D80, D40X or D200 will set you back about $175 for the body alone. I'd recommend the smaller and lighter D40X if AF is all your friend needs, but the D200 if he...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 657
Posted By kxl
I believe there are RFF'ers from KC, Memphis,...

I believe there are RFF'ers from KC, Memphis, Texas and the Carolinas -- The GREAT BBQ regions of the US!!! Show us how it's done!

Only 10am here on the left coast but I'm getting hungry as well.
Forum: Philosophy of Photography 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 1,754
Posted By kxl
The Polaoid process is clearly NOT a...

The Polaoid process is clearly NOT a dichotomy--poor choice of words.

A closer metaphor can be found in quantum mechanics in Schrodinger's famous thought experiment, i.e., "When does a quantum...
Forum: Travel 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 268
Posted By kxl
Florence has a lot of flea markets, so it's just...

Florence has a lot of flea markets, so it's just a matter of going to the right flea market to find what you're looking for.

- Mercato delle Cascine - open on Tuesday 7am to 2pm only. This place...
Forum: Travel 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,376
Posted By kxl
Larry - I empathize with you and your daughter....

Larry - I empathize with you and your daughter. If you haven't already done so, go to the state department travel site to get a checklist of things to...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 2,138
Posted By kxl
Sorry in advance for the crappy photos, but I...

Sorry in advance for the crappy photos, but I uploaded some photos of the bag here (https://www.flickr.com/gp/kleonin/fRag67).

Short description: The bag's made of heavy canvas. There an over the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 1,106
Posted By kxl
Dave - Have you looked at the Sigma 50mm/1.4 ART?...

Dave - Have you looked at the Sigma 50mm/1.4 ART? I think it actually compares well against the 50 Summilux. IMO, it is the best of the current line of Sigma ART lenses. It is well worth a look. Of...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 06-23-2015
Replies: 82
Views: 2,661
Posted By kxl
Go on a road trip. I like ghost towns and...

Go on a road trip. I like ghost towns and missions -- plenty of them here in California. In your case, I'd drive to Jasper National Park or Wood Buffalo National Park or the old coal mining towns...
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