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Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 03-07-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 623
Posted By donkee
In a couple weeks I am going to start...

In a couple weeks I am going to start experimenting with PolyPanF and the Ilford B&W reversdal guide. I have a bunch of PolyPanF so might as well start there. I'll treat it like PanF and see what...
Forum: 120 RF Folders 03-01-2014
Replies: 70
Views: 3,196
Posted By donkee
I have a Mamiya C220 and a Bronica SQ-a. I like...

I have a Mamiya C220 and a Bronica SQ-a. I like both of them and use them equally.

Also nestled in my collection are some Agfe Isolettes and Kodak folders. They are fun to use and actually do a...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-25-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 931
Posted By donkee
Another recommendation for Ilford. I used to be...

Another recommendation for Ilford.

I used to be a Kodak only user but they dumped the films I used and upped prices.

Ilford is good stuff and reasonably priced.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-09-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 636
Posted By donkee
I have developed a bunch of film from cameras I...

I have developed a bunch of film from cameras I picked up, rolls found in the attic left by the previous owners, etc.

Best results have been with HC110.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-07-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 930
Posted By donkee
I don't know about anywhere else but last time I...

I don't know about anywhere else but last time I bought bulk HP5 from B&H I could get 3 100" rolls for a hair more than 2x 100" rolls of Tri-X.

One of many reasons I don't use Kodak these days
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-29-2013
Replies: 4,174
Views: 254,434
Posted By donkee
I just picked up another Beseler 23c and a couple...

I just picked up another Beseler 23c and a couple boxes of darkroom misc. Got another safelight, paper safe, timer, and other goodies.

I'll probably need to get rid of a 23c soon if anyone in the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-17-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 807
Posted By donkee
I do the same thing with blue painter tape. I...

I do the same thing with blue painter tape. I write the film info on the tape and stick it to the cassette. When I load it in the camera the tape goes somewhere on the camera. When the roll is...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-05-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 613
Posted By donkee
That is the way to go. A test roll loaded in...

That is the way to go. A test roll loaded in daylight over and over again till you get it.

My girlfriend's son wanted to try developing some film saying he wanted to do it from beginning to end. I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-03-2013
Replies: 4,174
Views: 254,434
Posted By donkee
This week, 10 packs Fuji FB-3000b (gotta get a...

This week,

10 packs Fuji FB-3000b (gotta get a lot more than that since there will be no more)

8 packs Fuji FP-100c (most likely will be discontinued soon too)

Agfa Jsorette (the bakelite top...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / Polaroids 11-27-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 1,079
Posted By donkee
The 180s are way up there for a Polaroid camera....

The 180s are way up there for a Polaroid camera. I wouldn't have the one I do if it hadn't been in a box full of cool old stuff I bought for $50 years ago. Even had a Camerz long roll camera in that...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / Polaroids 11-27-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 1,079
Posted By donkee
If you want a polaroid camera that gives you some...

If you want a polaroid camera that gives you some control take a look at the 180 and 195 models. You have manual shutter speed and aperture settings. I have the 180 and love it. They aren't cheap...
Forum: Film vs Digital 11-27-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 823
Posted By donkee
Just my opinion but If you use digital you are a...

Just my opinion but

If you use digital you are a video maker, not a film maker.

Please change "film industry" to "video industry"

:-)
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / Polaroids 11-27-2013
Replies: 291
Views: 28,530
Posted By donkee
I'll probably pickup the Harmon paper after the...

I'll probably pickup the Harmon paper after the first of the year. If I remember right you can work with it under a red safe light. That would make the trimming and the loading into the film pack...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / Polaroids 11-26-2013
Replies: 291
Views: 28,530
Posted By donkee
I noticed too when I hopped on the B&H site that...

I noticed too when I hopped on the B&H site that the 3000B was back in stock and 50% higher than when they ran out about 10 days ago. I ordered 10 packs from Freestyle. Bad form from B&H.

I'll keep...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-12-2013
Replies: 4,174
Views: 254,434
Posted By donkee
While looking through the "junk wall" at my...

While looking through the "junk wall" at my favorite camera store I found this.
Quite a lucky find since I am gearing up to whip up chemistry for B&W transparencies and Pyrocat-HD developer. It could...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-07-2013
Replies: 614
Views: 42,002
Posted By donkee
Sasha, the coon hound/boxer mix. Adopted her in...

Sasha, the coon hound/boxer mix. Adopted her in may 2013.

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3667/10724126014_487b4aa0e4.jpg

Pentax K1000 75-150mm
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-04-2013
Replies: 4,174
Views: 254,434
Posted By donkee
I picked up another at the local SA. A Minolta...

I picked up another at the local SA. A Minolta Maxxum 7000 with 50mm f/1.7 for $15. I bought it for the lens but the body is in great shape and tested fine. Never actually considered one in the past...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-20-2013
Replies: 4,174
Views: 254,434
Posted By donkee
Yesterday I grabbed a Kodak carousel 850H slide...

Yesterday I grabbed a Kodak carousel 850H slide projector with remote, stack loader, and zoom lens for a whole 10 bux. It all works too!
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 10-10-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 1,670
Posted By donkee
I have a few cameras and can do some basic...

I have a few cameras and can do some basic repair. Holler if you need a hand.
Forum: Yashica RF 10-08-2013
Replies: 290
Views: 54,903
Posted By donkee
Quick shot for the blog of my new to me Yashica...

Quick shot for the blog of my new to me Yashica YK.

http://media.tumblr.com/89860a577398a8c391dd8fd28253ecad/tumblr_inline_muct0iVkaj1s6unix.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-07-2013
Replies: 4,174
Views: 254,434
Posted By donkee
The camera gawds are with me again. Found a...

The camera gawds are with me again. Found a really nice Yashica YK with an old roll of Kodachrome II in it at the SA store for 9.99. Popped out the film after rewinding it into the cassette and...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-27-2013
Replies: 212
Views: 22,734
Posted By donkee
So far my orders from him have come through...

So far my orders from him have come through pretty quickly. There was one time though it was almost 2 months. Fingers crossed
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-26-2013
Replies: 212
Views: 22,734
Posted By donkee
Erik, thanks for bringing up this topic again. I...

Erik, thanks for bringing up this topic again. I need to order a kit from them and forgot all about it! :-)
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 09-10-2013
Replies: 96
Views: 4,258
Posted By donkee
I'll carry one with me unless traveling or if I...

I'll carry one with me unless traveling or if I am photographing something important, then 2 bodies go with me.

Once in a while I'll carry two bodies one with color and one with B&W, not often...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-09-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 1,705
Posted By donkee
I really like my Minolta XE-7, XD-5, and XD-11. ...

I really like my Minolta XE-7, XD-5, and XD-11.

The XE is a pretty hefty camera, one of the reasons I like it so much. MC and MD lenses are not very expensive unless you want some of the more...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-03-2013
Replies: 89
Views: 6,982
Posted By donkee
Once Plus-X and E-6 films are back I'll be...

Once Plus-X and E-6 films are back I'll be buying.

For now Fuji and Ilford take care of my film needs.

I tried Foma/Arista but not what I am looking for. I don't use color print film much...
Forum: RFF Polls 08-22-2013
Replies: 189
Views: 22,008
Posted By donkee
You can still find expired portra on places like...

You can still find expired portra on places like fleabay. There is a transparency film available in 100" rolls. AGFA Avipho chrome 200 from wittner cinetec. The stuff right from them has been getting...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-15-2013
Replies: 102
Views: 4,005
Posted By donkee
http://media.tumblr.com/946b62fc6ad83d71f1187d8594...

http://media.tumblr.com/946b62fc6ad83d71f1187d85946021c9/tumblr_inline_msymjpHu8U1qz4rgp.jpg

My son in '95' after he started fishing around in my camera bag and grabbed a roll of Kodak 120 film. I...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-15-2013
Replies: 258
Views: 19,203
Posted By donkee
I grabbed this while testing a new to me Sears...

I grabbed this while testing a new to me Sears 35|rf.

http://media.tumblr.com/3c0bd0cc8a1a5659e03ab26fe254e8fb/tumblr_inline_mrklj2ErBK1qz4rgp.jpg
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 08-13-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 2,124
Posted By donkee
Old thread revival. I just picked one of these...

Old thread revival.

I just picked one of these up at a local camera store for a whole $5.00.

It looks like a nifty little machine. Can't wait to use it.

Thanks for the user guide it is very...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-07-2013
Replies: 3,615
Views: 216,510
Posted By donkee
The closest is a Pentax K1000 with Pentax 50mm...

The closest is a Pentax K1000 with Pentax 50mm f:2.0 and a Pentax 75-150mm f:4.0 in a little lowepro bag.

Next closest is a Mamiya C220 with 135mm.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-29-2013
Replies: 4,174
Views: 254,434
Posted By donkee
I found a Topcon UNI at the local Salvation Army....

I found a Topcon UNI at the local Salvation Army. $7.00 so I couldn't pass it up. In store testing of the shutter speeds and other functions looked good, and the glass is nice and clear.

Two knocks...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-26-2013
Replies: 4,174
Views: 254,434
Posted By donkee
I just picked up a Pentax-M 75-150 f4 for a whole...

I just picked up a Pentax-M 75-150 f4 for a whole 9 bux. Mint too!
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 07-12-2013
Replies: 40
Views: 2,798
Posted By donkee
Beseler 23C. Cheap on CL and actually you can...

Beseler 23C. Cheap on CL and actually you can find lens boards and neg carriers reasonable on fleabay if you keep an eye out for them.
Forum: RFF Polls 07-02-2013
Replies: 172
Views: 23,067
Posted By donkee
My favs are Tech Pan and Plus-X. Guess I am SOL...

My favs are Tech Pan and Plus-X. Guess I am SOL huh!

I prefer Ilford these days over Kodak. Can't really pin down a fav. I use FP4 and HP5. I and am about for give Pan F a shot.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-01-2013
Replies: 47
Views: 4,110
Posted By donkee
these days if I shoot e-6 it goes to the local...

these days if I shoot e-6 it goes to the local walmart.

Color print film goes to Burrell Colour. I used to use them for my wedding prints and kid sports pics. They did a good job and were...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 06-26-2013
Replies: 40
Views: 2,267
Posted By donkee
The only time I record such info is when testing...

The only time I record such info is when testing a new lens, body, or other gear. I just use 3x5 index cards. Write the info down (camera, lens, etc) and take a shot of the card.

Other than that I...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / Polaroids 09-14-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 4,059
Posted By donkee
I think the problem with a 195 ( wonderful camera...

I think the problem with a 195 ( wonderful camera I must say) is that the OP doesn't want to spend a bunch on a camera for possible one time use.
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / Polaroids 09-13-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 4,059
Posted By donkee
I have one that might fit the bill. It is a pack...

I have one that might fit the bill. It is a pack film camera with a built in electronic flash.

The Keystone 60 Second Everflash model 800. It is layed out very much like a Polaroid Color Pack...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-16-2012
Replies: 53
Views: 7,214
Posted By donkee
Update: Finally popped back into this thread to...

Update:

Finally popped back into this thread to say that after 2.5 months the Hi-Matic 9 has been returned and tested. I have a couple more cameras to send off for repair to Mark.

It may take a...
Forum: RFF Polls 07-03-2012
Replies: 189
Views: 22,008
Posted By donkee
I wish I could find color slide in 100' rolls...

I wish I could find color slide in 100' rolls these days. I could order MPF from Kodak for $475 for a 400ft roll but she would scream bloody murder.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-22-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 1,377
Posted By donkee
I respool 120 on to 620 spools all the time. It...

I respool 120 on to 620 spools all the time. It is easy enough with a little practice. It sounds like you really want to run that roll through again so I say just do it!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-07-2012
Replies: 30
Views: 2,311
Posted By donkee
They are great cameras and built to last. If you...

They are great cameras and built to last. If you do get one I don't think you will be disappointed.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-23-2012
Replies: 36
Views: 1,839
Posted By donkee
Too much? maybe you should send me some. I'll...

Too much? maybe you should send me some. I'll help use it up for ya!
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-10-2012
Replies: 212
Views: 22,734
Posted By donkee
It took about a month to get my Minolta XD kit....

It took about a month to get my Minolta XD kit. It was worth the wait though. My XD-11 is looking great once again wearing black Griptac!

The only problem I have now is what to order for the...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-24-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 936
Posted By donkee
I can't tell you about the focusing screen but...

I can't tell you about the focusing screen but can say that I placed and order with cameraleather on 3/30 and haven't heard a word about it yet. I emailed today for a status. Got an XD-11 sitting...
Forum: The Business Of Photography 04-16-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 2,043
Posted By donkee
That is why I never post images except for family...

That is why I never post images except for family gathering shots on facebook.

I shot a job for a university one time and the head photographer took credit for all of my photos. It was a pretty big...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-14-2012
Replies: 53
Views: 7,214
Posted By donkee
I sent Mark my Hi-Matic 9 for repair. Sticky...

I sent Mark my Hi-Matic 9 for repair. Sticky shutter and a good cleaning. It has been about 2 weeks but I have no worries since I have enough cameras around here. I'll update once it has been...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-09-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 1,291
Posted By donkee
Been getting away from Kodak myself. They have...

Been getting away from Kodak myself. They have discontinued all but 1 of the films that I use. Now they jack the price up. Ilford and Fuji are all I use anymore.......

Figures Kodak would take one...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-07-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 1,286
Posted By donkee
They repaired my Minolta IVf and since I was...

They repaired my Minolta IVf and since I was already sending that in I put an old GE pr-1 in the box. They took care of that too!

Great work and speedy!
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