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Forum: Movies / Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 01-19-2011
Replies: 128
Views: 12,892
Posted By katcons
"Never Let Me Go" did, because life is so...

"Never Let Me Go" did, because life is so fleeting. :)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-24-2010
Replies: 103
Views: 5,050
Posted By katcons
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4101/4875631257_850...

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4101/4875631257_8501872022.jpg

A boy and his candy
Bessa R4M | Industar 61
Arista Premium 400
Parodinal de Fotofabrik
Forum: RFF Polls 12-24-2010
Replies: 62
Views: 3,690
Posted By katcons
I have thought of selling my IIIf, too, now that...

I have thought of selling my IIIf, too, now that it is now replaced by the Bessa R4M. I primarily bought the latter for its much bigger VF, and built-in framelines.

However, I can't let the IIIf...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-30-2010
Replies: 353
Views: 24,375
Posted By katcons
I just purchased the summar and tried it on my...

I just purchased the summar and tried it on my Bessa R4M. It was dreamy, haha. :) I do miss my IIIf, it's on loan with a friend.

Post more pics, Juan and Helen!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-31-2010
Replies: 72
Views: 25,834
Posted By katcons
Yep, it does behave like tri-x. I processed it...

Yep, it does behave like tri-x. I processed it with a rodinal analog and followed processing times for tri-x, it came out great. :)
Forum: Micl Photo Acc / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 07-30-2010
Replies: 189
Views: 22,246
Posted By katcons
http://cdni.llbean.com/is/image/wim/259515_140_41?...

http://cdni.llbean.com/is/image/wim/259515_140_41?wid=330&hei=295

http://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/60317?from=SR&feat=sr

I like this bag, well-built and has LOTS of pockets. A great all-rounder. I...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-18-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 1,420
Posted By katcons
Thanks. :)

Thanks. :)
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-18-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 1,420
Posted By katcons
Talking Summar Serial Numbers

HI! I recently acquired a Summar with the serial number 311xxx. I was told that the first two numbers don't necessarily mean the year of manufacture. Is there a way I can know when these were...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-13-2010
Replies: 38
Views: 3,261
Posted By katcons
Bought my EOS 50 second-hand for $60 with...

Bought my EOS 50 second-hand for $60 with complete kit lens, then bought a 75-300 for it. More than a hundred rolls passed in my hands, no problems.
Forum: Cosina Voigtlander Bessa 05-19-2010
Replies: 52
Views: 6,545
Posted By katcons
I believe that the R4M has greatly improved my...

I believe that the R4M has greatly improved my photography, as I wear glasses and NEEDED (as I rationalized to myself) a camera with a bigger VF.

Here are some shots from my first few rolls with...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-19-2010
Replies: 88
Views: 6,270
Posted By katcons
I agree. My photoflo subsitute makes it easier...

I agree. My photoflo subsitute makes it easier for the films to slide through while I'm pulling it out.
Forum: Kodak Retina RF 04-26-2010
Replies: 69
Views: 18,127
Posted By katcons
Ditto. I use my Leica IIIf for 35mm, my Retina...

Ditto. I use my Leica IIIf for 35mm, my Retina IIc for 50mm.
Forum: Cosina Voigtlander Bessa 04-25-2010
Replies: 66
Views: 2,545
Posted By katcons
I just got a Bessa R4M primarily because I like...

I just got a Bessa R4M primarily because I like shooting wides. I have a dedicated Canon EOS 50 SLR for teles, but I find the R4M more handy when shooting landscapes and crowds. I was using the Canon...
Forum: Cosina Voigtlander Bessa 04-23-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 2,322
Posted By katcons
Thanks, everyone for the responses. I am leaning...

Thanks, everyone for the responses. I am leaning towards the 25/4p already.
Forum: Cosina Voigtlander Bessa 04-20-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 2,322
Posted By katcons
Reviews, please: 25/4P Color-Skopar

Hello, everyone. http://rangefinderfilipinas.com/forums/Smileys/classic/smiley.gif I would like to ask for reviews of the 25/4P color-skopar lens (M mount). I just got a Bessa R4M, and I'm very...
Forum: Cosina Voigtlander Bessa 04-04-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 379
Posted By katcons
What focal lengths do you usually use? I just...

What focal lengths do you usually use? I just bought an R4M since I will be mostly shooting with wides.

This is the link for the R4A/M: http://www.cameraquest.com/voigt4m4aintro.htm

Articles on...
Forum: RFF Polls 04-04-2010
Replies: 265
Views: 59,512
Posted By katcons
Yashica GSN and Zorki 6. :)

Yashica GSN and Zorki 6. :)
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-04-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 642
Posted By katcons
Have you tried shooting with a rangefinder? Or...

Have you tried shooting with a rangefinder? Or even holding one? How do you find the focusing?

What are your non-negotiables? Ergonomics, VF/RF size, budget?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-04-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 1,203
Posted By katcons
Maybe a more relevant variable in talking about...

Maybe a more relevant variable in talking about contrast would be the developer used?
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-02-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 1,008
Posted By katcons
http://shop.ebay.com/alex-photo/m.html?_nkw=&_armr...

http://shop.ebay.com/alex-photo/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_from=&_ipg=&_trksid=p3686

Here ya go. Bookmarked already on my end. :)
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-02-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 1,008
Posted By katcons
I would recommend the J12, and get the VF. :) I'm...

I would recommend the J12, and get the VF. :) I'm not sure if the universal turret "fits" the zorki 4/k ergonomic-wise, but I have the dedicated 35mm J12 VF, all from Alex Photo.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-22-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 1,260
Posted By katcons
Beautiful. I think it's a Kiev4, with light meter...

Beautiful. I think it's a Kiev4, with light meter (probably dead).

Here's the instruction manual: http://www.butkus.org/chinon/russian/kiev-4M/kiev-4-splash.htm
...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-21-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 2,292
Posted By katcons
I was wondering from where you bought the lenses?...

I was wondering from where you bought the lenses? I have a number of FSU lenses from Ukraine and they usually have separation marks, and not really fungi. Can you take a picture? :)
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-01-2010
Replies: 35
Views: 2,526
Posted By katcons
I'm actually very excited to see your photos.:)...

I'm actually very excited to see your photos.:) Post right away!
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-01-2010
Replies: 35
Views: 2,526
Posted By katcons
Really wouldn't recommend that: an unnecessary...

Really wouldn't recommend that: an unnecessary expense. It will have sprocket holes and the whole focusing and composition will be off, IMO. I would've just brought an RF for my 35mms for less bulk...
Forum: Large Format RF 02-01-2010
Replies: 90
Views: 9,276
Posted By katcons
Thanks for this.:) It's a wee out of budget, but...

Thanks for this.:) It's a wee out of budget, but still a thing of beauty.

The weight wasn't so bad as I imagined, as I won't mind an additional 3-5 lbs from a 4x5 to a 5x7.

Next question will be:...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-01-2010
Replies: 35
Views: 2,526
Posted By katcons
Stock up on 120s already.:) I'm sure the...

Stock up on 120s already.:) I'm sure the experience and resullts will be beautiful, once you get used to it.:)
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-31-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 1,049
Posted By katcons
I just bought a Zorki 6 as my back-up LTM to my...

I just bought a Zorki 6 as my back-up LTM to my Leica IIIf. Will see how it goes, and post my thoughts here soon.:)

It was recommended because of the bright VF and ergonomic style. I will just have...
Forum: Large Format RF 01-30-2010
Replies: 90
Views: 9,276
Posted By katcons
With a rather noticeable tripod in tow, I walked...

With a rather noticeable tripod in tow, I walked around my hometown today with a friend's 5x7 LF in my backpack, a couple of loaded holders, some dark cloth, scissors and masking tape. I walked from...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-23-2010
Replies: 25
Views: 7,319
Posted By katcons
I bought the Zorki 6 from Alex-Photo as a back-up...

I bought the Zorki 6 from Alex-Photo as a back-up to my Leica IIIf. NEEDED another LTM, haha!
Forum: Large Format RF 01-12-2010
Replies: 90
Views: 9,276
Posted By katcons
Thank you, everyone for the suggestions and tips...

Thank you, everyone for the suggestions and tips especially on practical use.:) I have been milling about and I'm 70% decided on getting a 5x7 since the 4x5 may be too "small" for my needs, as I...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-10-2010
Replies: 29
Views: 1,638
Posted By katcons
How about around 4 drops of CONCENTRATED...

How about around 4 drops of CONCENTRATED dishwashing liquid for every 1L of water?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-09-2010
Replies: 29
Views: 1,638
Posted By katcons
Hi, congratulations on your first developed...

Hi, congratulations on your first developed rolls. I recently started on my own, and it was a very liberating experience. If you did a good/ crappola job, it's all on you! :)

The squeegee-ing is...
Forum: Large Format RF 01-03-2010
Replies: 90
Views: 9,276
Posted By katcons
Guys, I'm currently eyeing a Graflex but it's the...

Guys, I'm currently eyeing a Graflex but it's the body only. No lens, no ground glass, no back. Can you recommend an ebay seller where I can get those three in one go? I checked ebay for the backs,...
Forum: Large Format RF 01-02-2010
Replies: 90
Views: 9,276
Posted By katcons
Hi, guys, thanks. :) However, I don't have the...

Hi, guys, thanks. :) However, I don't have the cojones to cut film, may just mess it up!

I think I have to narrow down my search to 4x5s or 5x7s in the meantime.
Forum: Large Format RF 01-01-2010
Replies: 90
Views: 9,276
Posted By katcons
Oh, drat! :) This is the reason why I shouldn't...

Oh, drat! :) This is the reason why I shouldn't go offline anymore! I think I need more research still anyway, and I will log on there soon.

Thanks, Chris, Frank, oftheherd. :) All of your comments...
Forum: Large Format RF 01-01-2010
Replies: 90
Views: 9,276
Posted By katcons
Thank you, Venchka. :) I will be signing up there...

Thank you, Venchka. :) I will be signing up there now.
Forum: Large Format RF 01-01-2010
Replies: 90
Views: 9,276
Posted By katcons
Thanks, everyone. :) Looks like the Crown...

Thanks, everyone. :) Looks like the Crown Graphics are winning, and I'll still read up some more. Hoping I get a good deal on evilbay. Or maybe even Keh.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-01-2010
Replies: 670
Views: 54,845
Posted By katcons
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4019/4225136572_08b...

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4019/4225136572_08b7c2ac6d.jpg

One of the inlets of Lake Caliraya
Laguna, Philippines
Kodak Tri-X 400 | Yashica Mat124G
Forum: Large Format RF 12-31-2009
Replies: 90
Views: 9,276
Posted By katcons
Thanks, everyone.:) For those who recommmended...

Thanks, everyone.:) For those who recommmended the crown/speed graphics, how often do you "move" it? Since if the polaroids and its equivalents are light anyway, I might as well be the one doing the...
Forum: Large Format RF 12-31-2009
Replies: 90
Views: 9,276
Posted By katcons
I saw one being sold at the marketplace for $700....

I saw one being sold at the marketplace for $700. I wonder why it hasn't sold yet.

Thanks, everyone! Keep em coming!
Forum: Large Format RF 12-31-2009
Replies: 90
Views: 9,276
Posted By katcons
Thanks, Trius and Morca007. I saw that there were...

Thanks, Trius and Morca007. I saw that there were no knobs for movement, so I may just go for the view camera in the meantime, and if weight will still be an issue, I might get these or the Polaroid...
Forum: Large Format RF 12-31-2009
Replies: 90
Views: 9,276
Posted By katcons
Thank you so much, everyone, for your responses....

Thank you so much, everyone, for your responses. :) I'll look into each of those options.

However, has anyone used this:

http://homepages.ihug.com.au/~razzle/Three_new_Razzles_2.jpg
...
Forum: Large Format RF 12-31-2009
Replies: 90
Views: 9,276
Posted By katcons
Talking Looking for a light weight LF camera

Is there a "light weight" large format camera, preferably 8-10kg including the lens, holders, and tripod? :)

I'd like to explore some options, as I hope to travel a lot in 2010 for work and...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-20-2009
Replies: 35
Views: 2,622
Posted By katcons
After a coworker (whom I really don't talk to)...

After a coworker (whom I really don't talk to) saw a picture I took as my wallpaper, he immediately approached me and asked what camera I used. When I told him that I shoot film and showed the...
Forum: Kodak Retina RF 11-28-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 3,199
Posted By katcons
I did some DIY-ing over the weekend using these: ...

I did some DIY-ing over the weekend using these:

- A plastic lens hood for FSU lenses (worth around $4)
- Some strips of mouse pad foam
- Contact cement

And I got myself a working DIY hood.:)
...
Forum: Kodak Retina RF 11-22-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 3,199
Posted By katcons
Thanks, mh2000.:) Zeissfan, will it work if I...

Thanks, mh2000.:)

Zeissfan, will it work if I just cup my hands over the lens? Or turn my back to the light to create a bit of shadow while shooting?
Forum: Travel 11-12-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 1,469
Posted By katcons
Cameras in the Cold (getting stuck up)

Hello, everyone.:) I was wondering if you have experienced any cold-related problems when handling your all metal-gear?

I remember a friend telling me that his Retina IIc shutter got stuck while...
Forum: Kodak Retina RF 11-07-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 3,199
Posted By katcons
Hello, everyone, thanks for your responses.:) I...

Hello, everyone, thanks for your responses.:) I don't think the lens has haze, as it performs quite well under low light and downcast weather, such as here:
...
Forum: Kodak Retina RF 11-07-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 3,199
Posted By katcons
Question Lens Hood for Retina IIc?

Hi! I notice that there are flares in my Retina IIc shots especially during sunny 16 moments, as such:


http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2673/4025904502_d861c320fe.jpg

And I was wondering what...
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