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Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 05-10-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 944
Posted By kb244
Problem with putting it into an M42 adapter is...

Problem with putting it into an M42 adapter is the registration distance is going to be quite a bit off (long) that you'll probably only be able to shoot super macros if anything at all.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 05-05-2017
Replies: 0
Views: 930
Posted By kb244
Got ahold of a New-Old-Stock Tiffen 87

Been wanting to narrow down my converted-by-lifepixel E-M1 (590nm Infrared, equivalent to putting a B+W 090 "goldie" in front of a full spectrum camera for strong faux color effect) to something that...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 04-30-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 1,197
Posted By kb244
Usually I don't see the distance being "infinity...

Usually I don't see the distance being "infinity and beyond" on lens other than screw mount lens like LTM/L39. In which case Fotodiox ones I've used tend to go a tad beyond infinity making it...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 04-26-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 980
Posted By kb244
So apparently lightning will light up the scene...

So apparently lightning will light up the scene quite well...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KqY4h68cjqg

A still :

http://i.imgur.com/JRnRo8v.jpg
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 04-26-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 980
Posted By kb244
That's where the charm of the 590nm modification...

That's where the charm of the 590nm modification comes in. Course when there's no IR light, you're basically left with monochromatic orange when trying to custom white balance it. So... you sort of...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 04-26-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 980
Posted By kb244
Night shooting with an Infrared E-M1 (Image Heavy)

Some more earlier tonight, decided to throw a Hoya R72 in front to narrow the spectrum to just 720nm+ (instead of the 590nm). All with the Pentax-M 50mm f/1.4 adapted.

The flare crazy varnum river...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 04-01-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 2,875
Posted By kb244
Figured my Olympus E-M5 was feeling neglected...

Figured my Olympus E-M5 was feeling neglected since I been carrying around the Pentax Q10 more so since it wasn't raining last night I took it out.
Which can be seen on this album here : 03/31/2017...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 03-20-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 2,875
Posted By kb244
Did a couple HDRs earlier tonight, initially was...

Did a couple HDRs earlier tonight, initially was just going to have the E-M5 shooting but since the Q10 was already in my front coat pocket and I had a second quick release plate figured why not try....
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 03-18-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 2,875
Posted By kb244
Got my adaptall to Q adapter today to use with my...

Got my adaptall to Q adapter today to use with my Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 1:1 Macro.

Course what kills it for me is that the Q10 will not trigger an external flash when using adapted lens (ie: no...
Forum: Off Topic 03-16-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 689
Posted By kb244
So I was going thru some 1979-87 Magazines for Camera Ads

Started scanning a bunch of the pages, basically removing the staples so I wouldn't have to cut/tear any of the sheets, along with some other scans I'm using for an upcoming collage.

The full album...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 03-15-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 2,875
Posted By kb244
Oh the other more obvious pitfalls I forgot to...

Oh the other more obvious pitfalls I forgot to mention with the smaller sensor on the Qs. The IQ starts to fall apart around f/5.6 due to diffraction of the sensor size, so peak sharpness across the...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 03-15-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 2,875
Posted By kb244
From that batch, probably not, usually would be...

From that batch, probably not, usually would be letter size if I do, the full resolution of 12 megapixels cuts it pretty close for the 13x19 stuff I would usually print.



The Q10 seems fine at...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 03-14-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 2,875
Posted By kb244
Initial shots with the Pentax Q10 [Image Heavy]

So did some snaps with the Q10 earlier today while at campus, I received it yesterday but I didn't really do anything photo worthy, mostly going over all the settings getting familiar with the...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 03-08-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1,403
Posted By kb244
I was wondering what he was going to do with...

I was wondering what he was going to do with those photos...

https://i.imgur.com/q1Ymo01.png
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 03-07-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1,403
Posted By kb244
And.... Affixed :...

And.... Affixed :

http://i.imgur.com/8K2Jtcb.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/l1H7fXn.jpg

Tomorrow I got some more printing to do of other student's work, though no single image was large enough from...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 03-07-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1,403
Posted By kb244
Same, short of shooting f/1.4 on an old Pentax-M...

Same, short of shooting f/1.4 on an old Pentax-M 50/1.4.




I normally wouldn't even think of going over 13x19 for my stuff, but they needed some new stuff for the hallway.
Forum: RFF News 03-06-2017
Replies: 59
Views: 9,297
Posted By kb244
Are they claiming to be experts?

Are they claiming to be experts?
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 03-06-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1,403
Posted By kb244
Are your originals raw or jpeg? (I only shoot...

Are your originals raw or jpeg? (I only shoot raw). Because air/softness really depends upon my scene and settings.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 03-06-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1,403
Posted By kb244
Huuuge printing off my Oly E-M5 (Mk1)

Doing a 42" x 72" print off the Epson shot with my Olympus E-M5 Mk1 (*) :p There's no class this week, but I still have to come on campus to work, printing off new posters for the hallway,...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-04-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 1,130
Posted By kb244
No question (would have been if there was an...

No question (would have been if there was an issue, and the the issue with f/22 was noted on apug), showing off, and 1080p isn't oversized.

But yes, focus appears to be ok, but did figure out that...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-04-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 1,130
Posted By kb244
Some scans from that second roll. Also I...

Some scans from that second roll. Also I disassembled and cleaned my Pentax-M 50/1.4, cleared some dust out of the cam and what not, which is why in the sequence the very last shot at f/22 appeared...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-03-2017
Replies: 451
Views: 53,909
Posted By kb244
Shot earlier in the week as I went thru a 24...

Shot earlier in the week as I went thru a 24 exposure roll of Tri-X given to me that expired in december 2016 that they didn't "trust" anymore (... seeing as I been playing with stuff that's 40+...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-03-2017
Replies: 51
Views: 2,500
Posted By kb244
I only use primes on my digital... but it's not a...

I only use primes on my digital... but it's not a full frame, nor is it a DSLR, but rather an Olympus E-M5 (Mirrorless).
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-03-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 1,130
Posted By kb244
I didn't have time to wet print today, too busy...

I didn't have time to wet print today, too busy with the digital lab, but I did develop the second roll using the sprint chemistry. Just stuck it on the flatbed in the sleeve and just did a quick...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-02-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 1,130
Posted By kb244
Forgot to mention, the Tri-X roll was given to...

Forgot to mention, the Tri-X roll was given to me by the professor who knew I liked Tri-X. It expired late last year (December 2016), so I don't think a couple months expired would have any impact,...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-02-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 1,130
Posted By kb244
I didn't, the previous owner did and it was about...

I didn't, the previous owner did and it was about 87 according to the receipt shown on the ebay auction.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-02-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 1,130
Posted By kb244
My new Pentax MX and first test roll

Yesterday I received a recently (November 2016 by Eric Hendrickson) CLA'd Pentax MX with a Pentax-M 28/3.5, I already had three Pentax Mount lens (Pentax-M 50/1.4, Rokinon 85/1.4, Tamron SP Adaptall...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-28-2017
Replies: 65
Views: 6,144
Posted By kb244
Kind of like the closest thing to my name would...

Kind of like the closest thing to my name would be かる(Karu), my last name though... totally different story, unless I wanted to go with a literal translation, which wouldn't be appropriate in this...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-28-2017
Replies: 65
Views: 6,144
Posted By kb244
The difficulty seems to be more in how others...

The difficulty seems to be more in how others understand you. If I started pronouncing Nikon the way it's intended, I would likely have most people going "What?" 3 or 4 times before understanding...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-28-2017
Replies: 65
Views: 6,144
Posted By kb244
:P It's easier when you know how the...

:P It's easier when you know how the hiragana/katakana alphabet sounds. (But most Americans I know treat even Japanese names like they were French in trying to pronounce them combined).
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-27-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 917
Posted By kb244
I'm bookmarking that for later, I doubt I'll have...

I'm bookmarking that for later, I doubt I'll have to do it for my CLA'd one any time soon, but if the problem does pop up, I'll know where to look.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-26-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 917
Posted By kb244
Hrm something I'll have to check out when I...

Hrm something I'll have to check out when I receive mine this week sometimes. Cept mine has been recently fully CLA'd.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 02-26-2017
Replies: 20
Views: 3,087
Posted By kb244
It's already been refunded, and getting an...

It's already been refunded, and getting an ultrawide that I would like would easily cost an additional 200-300+, I already have an external meter, main reason I got the Bessa R is because I wanted...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-25-2017
Replies: 283
Views: 38,546
Posted By kb244
I've used Pentax lens for a while, which are...

I've used Pentax lens for a while, which are mainly adapted to my Olympus digital now. And I used to have a Pentax K10D Digital along with an MZ-6 film body as a backup when I had more autofocus...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-25-2017
Replies: 78
Views: 6,625
Posted By kb244
.... :P But there's still some being produced new.

.... :P But there's still some being produced new.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 02-25-2017
Replies: 20
Views: 3,087
Posted By kb244
Silver-Oxide are more expensive but they keep the...

Silver-Oxide are more expensive but they keep the same current thru the life of their usage (with the Bessa R should last around 2 years easily), but they have a shorter shelf life.

Alkaline (LR)...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 02-24-2017
Replies: 20
Views: 3,087
Posted By kb244
The Bessa R is an LTM body, the R2 is an...

The Bessa R is an LTM body, the R2 is an M-body.

Seems like I'm going to have to return it, neither screw does anything to the double image regardless if the lens is at 1m or infinity.

The...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 02-24-2017
Replies: 20
Views: 3,087
Posted By kb244
1 Meter (~ 39.4 inches ) on the lens, focuses at...

1 Meter (~ 39.4 inches ) on the lens, focuses at 36 inches on the RF.

7 Meters (~ 22 feet ) on the lens, focuses at little closer than 15 feet on the RF.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 02-24-2017
Replies: 20
Views: 3,087
Posted By kb244
If I can get it focused... so far I can't get it...

If I can get it focused... so far I can't get it aligned to infinity on either of my lens (which are perfectly fine on the Canon 7 and film tested and checked for focus).
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 02-24-2017
Replies: 20
Views: 3,087
Posted By kb244
It seems that the center screw won't go anymore...

It seems that the center screw won't go anymore clockwise and this is the view at infinity lock on the lens. Turning the screw counter clockwise loosens it but has very little effect in the...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 02-24-2017
Replies: 20
Views: 3,087
Posted By kb244
Just got a new-to-me Bessa R

Edit... it's going back, can't adjust the RF, the horizontal/vertical adjustment screws do nothing whether the lens is at 1 meter or infinity, previous owner only used ultrawides with it so was...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-24-2017
Replies: 92
Views: 7,079
Posted By kb244
Got a perfect score on that... but I've always...

Got a perfect score on that... but I've always been curious about tests that are reliant on an electronic display, versus printed hues/etc.

Interesting thing though, I usually seem to score...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-24-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 2,221
Posted By kb244
This is the kind of reason I still use VueScan,...

This is the kind of reason I still use VueScan, since I'm still using an old Canon FS4000US dedicated 35mm film scanner that has both USB and SCSI-50 ports (Far as I can tell there has been no other...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-24-2017
Replies: 92
Views: 7,079
Posted By kb244
Good stuff. I wonder what today's equivalent to...

Good stuff. I wonder what today's equivalent to that kind of work would be.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 02-19-2017
Replies: 38
Views: 3,982
Posted By kb244
I agree, within reason. If it's too expensive, it...

I agree, within reason. If it's too expensive, it would make me uncomfortable, and an uncomfortable camera can't be used as easily. So I'm somewhere in the middle.
Forum: Photo Software 02-19-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 1,777
Posted By kb244
I think in regards to digital the latitude is...

I think in regards to digital the latitude is maybe around 4 to 6 stops after it's been edited. A single slide seems like it has less latitude. If you have more than that 8 stop range, it would be...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-19-2017
Replies: 41
Views: 4,352
Posted By kb244
It'll be interesting to see if the resurgence...

It'll be interesting to see if the resurgence continues to grow for color/slide film.
I see it being easier for B&W film to continue to grow especially with self processing.

It's nothing as grand...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-19-2017
Replies: 78
Views: 6,625
Posted By kb244
I wonder how easy it is to disassemble and run a...

I wonder how easy it is to disassemble and run a 'wash' thru?

Also where is the chemistry being fed thru? How does it handle inversions (is it sealed with the lid on... is the light tight with the...
Forum: Photo Software 02-18-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 1,777
Posted By kb244
Well HDR is simply High Dynamic Range, some...

Well HDR is simply High Dynamic Range, some people over do it, but doesn't necessarily need to be overdone to count as HDR.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-18-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 911
Posted By kb244
Yep, though can be a good starting point if you...

Yep, though can be a good starting point if you got several rolls engine to fine tune the results by roll #2 or 3 and still have a bit left to enjoy. Alternatively testing off straps of 3 or 4 frames...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-18-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 911
Posted By kb244
Microphen was a suggestion from another member on...

Microphen was a suggestion from another member on apug when I was testing 135-36 rolls of Kodak tmax p3200 that expired in 2004. HC-110 was yielding results but I was having to shoot down to 400 for...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-18-2017
Replies: 33
Views: 1,531
Posted By kb244
It's a tricky one, because it seems like it would...

It's a tricky one, because it seems like it would depend on the practicality of the rest of the camera.

But if I were picking between say aperture/shutter/iso. Only one of them short of freezing...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-18-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 911
Posted By kb244
Tested Plus-X Bulk roll that expired in 1972

I have a 100 foot roll of Plus-X with the original packaging, which I had assumed wasn't any good at all based on what was said by the previous person who had it (co-worker). But I never got around...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 02-17-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 2,226
Posted By kb244
I use it sometimes, since the plugin, other than...

I use it sometimes, since the plugin, other than converting color to B&W has a number of other effects such as toning, detail extraction, vignetting, etc.

Some of the presets turn out better than...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-17-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 1,484
Posted By kb244
I checked that before putting a different...

I checked that before putting a different (expired) bulk rolled film into the camera, flat/clean. And it would normally be a linear drag scratch if it was the cartridge felt (brand new, and checked...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-17-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 1,484
Posted By kb244
I didn't wipe the film for that reason. Everyone...

I didn't wipe the film for that reason. Everyone else squeegee but I don't. And that would be linear not the black lines like shown in the third and fourth picture.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-16-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 1,484
Posted By kb244
Just developed off a bulk roll of Arista EDU Ultra 200

Having found a recipe on FilmDev.Org that used Microphen I decided to try the 1:3 dilution for 12 minutes at 68F (constant agitation first minute, one inversion every minute after) since I liked the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-14-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 1,115
Posted By kb244
That's one of the reasons back in 2005, when the...

That's one of the reasons back in 2005, when the model approached me about doing some test shoots followed by some creative stuff for personal use that I decided to dig up the rolls of VP I had for...
Forum: Argus RF 02-13-2017
Replies: 26
Views: 5,520
Posted By kb244
What leak? ie: Glare of the lights above my...

What leak?



ie: Glare of the lights above my head off the plastic sheets (they wouldn't show blue if they were leaks on B&W negatives)

Edit: The non-inverted non-cropped picture so it's a little...
Forum: Argus RF 02-13-2017
Replies: 26
Views: 5,520
Posted By kb244
Second test roll (Ilford FP4+, not expired yet)...

Second test roll (Ilford FP4+, not expired yet) after I adjusted the rangefinder outside, on the street, for infinity focus. (probably not the most common thing to see someone sticking a screw driver...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-12-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 961
Posted By kb244
IF anything, in times of rants and such I noticed...

IF anything, in times of rants and such I noticed on other boards, the post count is often used as an attack against you. As if you have no life outside the forums or something *shrug*. (Duration of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-12-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 961
Posted By kb244
Seems like I would call those more badges, or...

Seems like I would call those more badges, or game-wise 'achievements'.

Awards seems to denote some actual work involved. They seem somewhat pointless, I'd rather see little icons given by other...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-12-2017
Replies: 43
Views: 2,691
Posted By kb244
It's the commercial aspect why I still lust over...

It's the commercial aspect why I still lust over certain things.

I'm full aware that I could likely produce the same visual imagery with probably 90% of the cameras out there, since I'm shooting...
Forum: Argus RF 02-12-2017
Replies: 26
Views: 5,520
Posted By kb244
:P Yea, learned that real early on before I lent...

:P Yea, learned that real early on before I lent it and mentioned to watch the finger or you end up holding the shutter open. I suppose you could call it quick-bulb without turning the ring. :D...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-12-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 3,786
Posted By kb244
I went ahead and ordered a bulk roll of Arista...

I went ahead and ordered a bulk roll of Arista EDU Ultra 200, and a 36ct roll of both Kentmere 100 and 400. Did the order from B&H, so they'll likely be here by wednesday, hopefully before I have to...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 02-11-2017
Replies: 19
Views: 2,261
Posted By kb244
I have a Canon 35/2.8 Serenar myself, extremely...

I have a Canon 35/2.8 Serenar myself, extremely sharp in the center even at f/2.8 , sharpens edge about 5.6

With the 35/2.8 , 1 second @ f/2.8, on Kodak UltraTec (ISO...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-11-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 1,115
Posted By kb244
I shot this on expired Verichrome Pan that...

I shot this on expired Verichrome Pan that expired in 1972.

In a Mamiya RB67 with a 90/3.8C

http://orig00.deviantart.net/30d5/f/2007/095/a/e/ethan___cold_by_kb244.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-11-2017
Replies: 43
Views: 2,691
Posted By kb244
And we probably didn't see all the crappy pics...

And we probably didn't see all the crappy pics back then cuz they weren't so easily shared, or didn't' survive.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-11-2017
Replies: 43
Views: 2,691
Posted By kb244
I think gear obsession isn't anything new btw....

I think gear obsession isn't anything new btw. Been around in photography for the last 100 years.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-11-2017
Replies: 43
Views: 2,691
Posted By kb244
Though in the world of photojournalism, while...

Though in the world of photojournalism, while photographers may strive to technical perfection, having the shot is better than no shot at all.
Forum: Argus RF 02-11-2017
Replies: 26
Views: 5,520
Posted By kb244
I can change the lens as well (thought that was...

I can change the lens as well (thought that was the case with all the C3's since it's mentioned in the manual for two other lens), but I've rarely ever see a spare lens of an affordable price that I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-11-2017
Replies: 30
Views: 1,887
Posted By kb244
I do event from time to time, and my solution for...

I do event from time to time, and my solution for the most part has been to wear two bodies with two different lens.

I've considered getting a zoom for my mirrorless, but all the ones I could...
Forum: Argus RF 02-11-2017
Replies: 26
Views: 5,520
Posted By kb244
Those all the usual 50/3.5 Coated Cintar? (and if...

Those all the usual 50/3.5 Coated Cintar? (and if so which film did you go with?)
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-11-2017
Replies: 43
Views: 2,691
Posted By kb244
:P Some mistakes are beautiful mistakes. But...

:P Some mistakes are beautiful mistakes.

But what's funny, such as the picture shown above, some people will claim that mistake was on purpose.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-11-2017
Replies: 30
Views: 1,887
Posted By kb244
In a nutshell I've generally found, when...

In a nutshell I've generally found, when comparing Prime to Zoom in the same price bracket, primes are generally :
- Faster
- Lighter
- Smaller
- Sharper
Than their equivalently priced zooms.

The...
Forum: Argus RF 02-11-2017
Replies: 26
Views: 5,520
Posted By kb244
Dunno what she's into, she just simply didn't...

Dunno what she's into, she just simply didn't have a film camera for class. And seemed pretty defensive at any attempt to trouble shoot problems be it with the camera or in processing.

I went with...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-11-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 3,786
Posted By kb244
I just remembered a couple days back Freestyle...

I just remembered a couple days back Freestyle actually responded to me in regards to the technical paper rating HC-110 as "NR" (Assuming not recommended), and that staff referred me to the massive...
Forum: Argus RF 02-11-2017
Replies: 26
Views: 5,520
Posted By kb244
Yea, at first I was kind of annoyed that the gap...

Yea, at first I was kind of annoyed that the gap between frames was so small. But then I noticed the frame area was wider than the viewfinder and that kind of made up for it, knowing if I did snip...
Forum: Argus RF 02-11-2017
Replies: 26
Views: 5,520
Posted By kb244
Ran a roll thru my Argus C3

A couple weeks ago I lent my Argus C3 to a classmate who still doesn't have a camera for film class, but I hadn't had time to actually test it so in a way I felt bad for lending an untested camera...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 02-10-2017
Replies: 187
Views: 61,352
Posted By kb244
I mainly just use imgur, then copy the image url...

I mainly just use imgur, then copy the image url from there and place it inside img tags here. Free and pretty straight forward. But I usually make sure to resize the picture for web (usually no...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-10-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 3,786
Posted By kb244
Enlargers... what are those? (Sarcasm) What I...

Enlargers... what are those? (Sarcasm)

What I have access to :

http://i.imgur.com/sMR6wVY.jpg

(we replaced the safelight since that picture, no longer needing to turn the red one on, and the one...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-10-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1,047
Posted By kb244
Yea, definitely has that advantage when scanning....

Yea, definitely has that advantage when scanning. I've done the same with Kodak BW400CN, basically the C41 emulsion is 'invisible' to the infrared light used for DigitalICE and similar dust removal...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-10-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1,047
Posted By kb244
Just be aware you can't exactly 'cross process'...

Just be aware you can't exactly 'cross process' B&W film in C-41 chemistry, doing so usually destroys their processors (or least the chemistry in it, which they would have to completely flush, rather...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-10-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 3,786
Posted By kb244
I'm in the US. Rollei seemed more on the...

I'm in the US. Rollei seemed more on the expensive side (No less than $85 for bulk, no less than $7 or so for 36ct roll, most around $9), and I figured Kentmere was just more of the same re-branded...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-09-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 3,786
Posted By kb244
... seems nice if high key is your thing.

... seems nice if high key is your thing.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-09-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 3,786
Posted By kb244
I guess it would get quite 'destructive'.

I guess it would get quite 'destructive'.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-09-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 3,786
Posted By kb244
Oddly the excessively grainy bit is what I heard...

Oddly the excessively grainy bit is what I heard about the 100, and not the 200. Just from the usual googling.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-09-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 3,786
Posted By kb244
Deciding between Ultrafine Xtreme 400 or Arista EDU Ultra 200

With the next payroll coming up I'm wanting to get a bulk roll of something 'fresh' that I bought new to use for regular use (most the stuff I have is expired or 'untested' currently).

If I had my...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-07-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1,551
Posted By kb244
Thanks, took about three tries other than the...

Thanks, took about three tries other than the test strip.

At first I tried 12 seconds for both. But the midtones weren't quite there, so then 14 seconds zero and 10 seconds five. Shadows were still...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-07-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1,551
Posted By kb244
I did get around to printing off one of the...

I did get around to printing off one of the frames above.

Ilford Multigrade IV Resin Coated glossy 8x10, after doing a test strip of 2 second intervals for both 0 and 5, I went with
14 seconds with...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-07-2017
Replies: 123
Views: 8,382
Posted By kb244
In my "film" shoulder bag currently sits : -...

In my "film" shoulder bag currently sits :

- Unloaded Canon 7 (working selenium meter that seems to match my incident meter most the time)
- Canon 50mm f/1.8 attached (type 6, Serenar optics, but...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-07-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1,551
Posted By kb244
Shame they don't seem to make that BlueFire stuff...

Shame they don't seem to make that BlueFire stuff in 100ft rolls.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-07-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1,551
Posted By kb244
:P The Alien Bees we have (the 400 model which...

:P The Alien Bees we have (the 400 model which are only 160w/s) here at campus at full power, at less than 3 feet distance barely had enough light to fill f/1.4~2 at ISO 3.

Plus, my skin doesn't...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-07-2017
Replies: 35
Views: 2,366
Posted By kb244
What times are you doing for HC-110 1:100...

What times are you doing for HC-110 1:100 semi-stand? (I assume the time isn't quite as important as the developer exhaust in place after the initial agitation)
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 02-07-2017
Replies: 43
Views: 3,989
Posted By kb244
Focus works. Kodak TMax P3200 (expired in...

Focus works.

Kodak TMax P3200 (expired in 2004), shot as 400, developed as 3200 in HC-110 Dil.B 68F 10.5 Minutes (basically the aging required me to shoot a lower EI, I essentially have two bricks...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 02-06-2017
Replies: 38
Views: 3,982
Posted By kb244
Unless the 'cheap' body can't focus or has light...

Unless the 'cheap' body can't focus or has light leaks/etc (makes me wonder, what exactly makes you love the expensive body?)
. I would say whatever body works with the lens, cheap or otherwise as...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-04-2017
Replies: 35
Views: 2,366
Posted By kb244
Seems to be pointless when the bulk rolls cost...

Seems to be pointless when the bulk rolls cost more than the pre-made roll. I would have used my tri-x bulk I inherited, but seems like someone shot up the whole roll when I noticed frames of an...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-04-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1,551
Posted By kb244
Sounds like a plan for the multigrade approach. I...

Sounds like a plan for the multigrade approach. I should try to do a strip test with 0 or 00, then a strip test with maybe 4, and see which exposure combinations I want to add on.

Far as my ancient...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-04-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1,551
Posted By kb244
Messing around with Kodak UltraTec again (ISO 10 Ortho)

Many years ago I had a brief run with Kodak Ultratec, an orthochromatic film that seems to be safe under both red light and amber (the one we use on campus seems fine with it, but we have to keep the...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 02-03-2017
Replies: 43
Views: 3,989
Posted By kb244
I haven't even tested the 100/135 frame lines....

I haven't even tested the 100/135 frame lines. But I have tested the 50, since I have the lens for that, and I recently developed a roll of HP5+ off of it (as well as a test shot of Kodak UltraTec...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-29-2017
Replies: 43
Views: 3,989
Posted By kb244
Had a 'duh' realization with the shutter speed...

Had a 'duh' realization with the shutter speed tester.

I shouldn't be hand-holding the phone/photoplug while testing the speed. Since much like camera shake, the 'eye' of the sensor moving away...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-29-2017
Replies: 18
Views: 1,476
Posted By kb244
Well got it all back together, with a little...

Well got it all back together, with a little trial and error of some parts.

1) The replacement screw for the top of the control frame didn't work, it's too thick causing the housing not to go into...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-29-2017
Replies: 18
Views: 1,476
Posted By kb244
According to Richard, it's not possible for the...

According to Richard, it's not possible for the higher speeds to be off by more than the lower speeds because of the way the shutter works. If the lower speeds are a third of a stop off, then the...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-29-2017
Replies: 18
Views: 1,476
Posted By kb244
least I got rid of that vibrating drag feel I get...

least I got rid of that vibrating drag feel I get seldomly (or almost always if I pointed the camera up).

It's still disassembled (though I have the shutter speed, and winding knob attached to the...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-29-2017
Replies: 18
Views: 1,476
Posted By kb244
He's been in contact with me last night. I...

He's been in contact with me last night.

I reassembled it after I cleaned out some crud that seemed to be stuck behind one of the gears keeping the spring from coiling freely. But course the speeds...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-28-2017
Replies: 18
Views: 1,476
Posted By kb244
Noted. I went ahead and disassembled it as I...

Noted.

I went ahead and disassembled it as I find out why it lost it's tension all the sudden. For the time being I put all the parts away into my dark box....
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-28-2017
Replies: 18
Views: 1,476
Posted By kb244
Eventually perhaps, but I'm trying to avoid...

Eventually perhaps, but I'm trying to avoid having to remove the front stuff if I can help it. I don't want to screw up the focusing helical.

This is the speeds (tested at top and bottom of the...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-28-2017
Replies: 18
Views: 1,476
Posted By kb244
Bonus points if I can do so without having to...

Bonus points if I can do so without having to take it apart.

I assuming you mean this :

http://i.imgur.com/tSsruYq.png



Seemed more like dust, which I have blown out some more afterwards. Not...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-28-2017
Replies: 18
Views: 1,476
Posted By kb244
Tips on oiling/lubing a Univex Mercury II

I was wondering if there was any kind of grease/lubricant/etc involved in cleaning the shutter assembly of the Mercury II. I have one that works, nice clean glass, but the shutter speeds are off in...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-27-2017
Replies: 37
Views: 2,798
Posted By kb244
I still need to get around to shooting the couple...

I still need to get around to shooting the couple rolls of Foma Retropan 320 I have, I just been reluctant to load it up until I know how well it works in Sprint developer (as opposed to doing one...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-27-2017
Replies: 37
Views: 2,798
Posted By kb244
Apparently he survived. Police investigating...

Apparently he survived.

Police investigating after fall from GRCC parking ramp ('http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2017/01/police_investigating_after_per_1.html')
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-27-2017
Replies: 37
Views: 2,798
Posted By kb244
Apparently someone had a running start to a...

Apparently someone had a running start to a suicide. (shoe print on the ledge)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-27-2017
Replies: 37
Views: 2,798
Posted By kb244
Except in this case, the school only provides the...

Except in this case, the school only provides the chemistry (and the larger equipment), the students are responsible for procuring the film and paper, and camera/etc (though the 4x5 people just check...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-27-2017
Replies: 37
Views: 2,798
Posted By kb244
The enlargers over in the 4x5 room (i.e.: the...

The enlargers over in the 4x5 room (i.e.: the only ones large enough to hold a 4x5 tray) all have color heads, mostly besler with independent control for 3 or 4 color knobs.

The ones in the 35mm...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-27-2017
Replies: 37
Views: 2,798
Posted By kb244
Here in Grand Rapids, Michigan, all but one of...

Here in Grand Rapids, Michigan, all but one of the stores have gotten rid of their in house processors.

The one over on Alpine still has a Noristu processor, but it doesn't cost $15, but rather...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-27-2017
Replies: 37
Views: 2,798
Posted By kb244
:P I don't agree too much on the whole "forces...

:P I don't agree too much on the whole "forces you to think" adage, since that seems to have been regurgitated since the dawn of digital.

In a nutshell, I feel like it's still around or making a...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-26-2017
Replies: 43
Views: 3,989
Posted By kb244
Getting it off isn't the problem, getting it back...

Getting it off isn't the problem, getting it back on and keeping the shutter/asa and meter configuration the same as before is where it's a PITA. :p

I developed the P3200 roll that was in it...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-26-2017
Replies: 43
Views: 3,989
Posted By kb244
Tested each shutter speed 4x (for checking...

Tested each shutter speed 4x (for checking consistency versus erratic). App is only designed for up to 1/500th, though I can see the waveform clearly at speeds above. (it just won't let you save a...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-25-2017
Replies: 43
Views: 3,989
Posted By kb244
What's confusing me is with the phototransistor,...

What's confusing me is with the phototransistor, and 3 other cameras, It's like I'm unlucky in that I have speed variations as far off as 3 stops. Especially on the Pentax MZ6 which is an...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-25-2017
Replies: 43
Views: 3,989
Posted By kb244
Still need to find someone to CLA the Canon 7....

Still need to find someone to CLA the Canon 7. After I used the shutter-speed app (along with a photoplug addon) I'm getting about these readings (flashlight on back of the camera, photo plug...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-16-2017
Replies: 29
Views: 1,672
Posted By kb244
I wonder what impact if any the slight pink or...

I wonder what impact if any the slight pink or purple tint would have on variable contrast paper.
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 01-12-2017
Replies: 157
Views: 29,196
Posted By kb244
I picked two, rangefinder and "other". Other...

I picked two, rangefinder and "other".

Other because my Olympus E-M5 isn't a Digital SLR, but it's not a digital compact either but rather a mirrorless or what people call ILC now days...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-11-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1,172
Posted By kb244
I love velvia for landscapes (and some neon ish...

I love velvia for landscapes (and some neon ish architecture at night) very vivid greens and blues great sharpness.

Though I only ever used it in medium format (6x6 and 6x7) I still got the...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 01-10-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 1,236
Posted By kb244
What was said above, can search "completed",...

What was said above, can search "completed", "sold" on ebay, little check box on the bottom left, can also restrict it to your geographic location to see what it may normally fetch domestically and...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-10-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 3,080
Posted By kb244
If I had gotten one like that in person, I...

If I had gotten one like that in person, I probably would have been verbally "What the Actual F.." in front of them.

It's not like they use a machine for cutting. So they had to have seen it as...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 01-10-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 958
Posted By kb244
Does the camera itself reach below-freezing, or...

Does the camera itself reach below-freezing, or is it just outside? If you keep the camera warm (usually it won't hit freezing because it'll be in your hands, coat, bag, etc) the batteries shouldn't...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-10-2017
Replies: 451
Views: 53,909
Posted By kb244
Canon P, CV Super-wide Heliar 15/4.5, Tri-X in...

Canon P, CV Super-wide Heliar 15/4.5, Tri-X in HC-110
http://orig03.deviantart.net/8a31/f/2008/253/9/d/9de92b8b8b92fb678f9445cae8afdad4.jpg

Butchered 6x9 folding camera shell turned into a Pinhole,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-09-2017
Replies: 82
Views: 4,573
Posted By kb244
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLsDxvAErTU :P...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLsDxvAErTU




:P Question is... where you going to get it developed?
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-09-2017
Replies: 76
Views: 5,020
Posted By kb244
Same here. The last store in this area that had a...

Same here. The last store in this area that had a large variety of film gear, particularly rangefinders and so forth was Camera Center LLC which I worked for until it went out of business in December...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-09-2017
Replies: 23
Views: 1,442
Posted By kb244
I have some silicone grease (90/10) that I use...

I have some silicone grease (90/10) that I use for fountain pen restoration. But I wouldn't use it with optics. Even though it's thicker for eye dropper pen filling, silicon grease has a habit of...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-09-2017
Replies: 23
Views: 1,442
Posted By kb244
Thanks, will look to add that to my arsenal for...

Thanks, will look to add that to my arsenal for future use.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-09-2017
Replies: 23
Views: 1,442
Posted By kb244
I might have to pick up some of the super-cheap...

I might have to pick up some of the super-cheap 61L/Ds on ebay in the future from Ukraine's down the road just to swap out elements between the best of them.

Trying to remember what kind of grease...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-09-2017
Replies: 23
Views: 1,442
Posted By kb244
:P Oh guess what. The Industar-61L/D (55/2.8) I...

:P Oh guess what. The Industar-61L/D (55/2.8) I have has it. Though it's not balsam sap or anything, just a sort of 'hovered' separation in the rear element.

Rarely ever used it ever since the...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-09-2017
Replies: 23
Views: 1,442
Posted By kb244
Speaking of test shots. This is after I got that...

Speaking of test shots. This is after I got that little bit of condensation-like residue out of between the rear and middle.

http://i.imgur.com/06I0BbA.jpg

My general critique of it is that it's...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-09-2017
Replies: 23
Views: 1,442
Posted By kb244
I'm curious as to how many years I have with it...

I'm curious as to how many years I have with it before the separation starts to seep into the visible portion of the optics, particularly if I keep it out of hot conditions.

At the time of getting...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-09-2017
Replies: 23
Views: 1,442
Posted By kb244
So.... overpaid at $189? Edit: Seems as you said...

So.... overpaid at $189?

Edit: Seems as you said 'common', there's a very tiny outer ring of 'gold shimmer' that I can see in the back of my Canon Serenar 35mm f/2.8, but I see nothing of the sort...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-09-2017
Replies: 23
Views: 1,442
Posted By kb244
Hrm, well... around the edges that's exactly what...

Hrm, well... around the edges that's exactly what it looks like, a crusty yellow ring for that center element (though I can only see that edge when looking in thru the front at an angle)

Edit: Phone...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-09-2017
Replies: 23
Views: 1,442
Posted By kb244
The spanner came today, so got that section...

The spanner came today, so got that section cleaned, very easy lens to disassemble. When I was getting the inner ring off (the one that holds the rear element up next to the center element) I noticed...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-09-2017
Replies: 29
Views: 1,672
Posted By kb244
Whenever I see physical color in Kodak film,...

Whenever I see physical color in Kodak film, particularly towards blue or purple, it says to me it needs to stay in the Fixer a little longer.

However if it's only in scanning, I get that sometimes...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-08-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 806
Posted By kb244
What he said above it seems to be a grab-bag....

What he said above it seems to be a grab-bag.

For example, Fotodiox is usually my go-to brand when it comes to lens adapters, be it Pentax-K or Tamron Adaptall. I also have a LTM to Micro-4/3rd...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-08-2017
Replies: 76
Views: 5,657
Posted By kb244
Back when I worked in the Camera Center LLC, we...

Back when I worked in the Camera Center LLC, we had a customer come in with roughly 700 slides that he wanted to digitize. When we were trying to figure out the best way to get the cost down per...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-07-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 1,168
Posted By kb244
FYI Never expect a non-FSU Camera body to line up...

FYI Never expect a non-FSU Camera body to line up to the same mark as FSU Camera bodies :D

Usually non-FSU lens on FSU bodies don't line up correctly to begin with.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-06-2017
Replies: 41
Views: 4,992
Posted By kb244
That L2 looks nice, I prefered the Canon P, which...

That L2 looks nice, I prefered the Canon P, which I used to have, but had to sell. I now have a 7 with a working meter.

The 7 is nice in the sense that it has switchable frame lines (35, 50,...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-06-2017
Replies: 23
Views: 1,442
Posted By kb244
Cool, least there's that. I have a lens spanner...

Cool, least there's that.

I have a lens spanner on order, looking at some disassemblies, seems the remaining bit of 'whatever' is between the middle and rear element. With a spanner I can get at...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-06-2017
Replies: 23
Views: 1,442
Posted By kb244
:P Basically anyone's guess. When I got the...

:P Basically anyone's guess.

When I got the lens, it had a bit of heavier haze, but using this video where he simply takes the front element off, you can get at the rear of the front and front of...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-06-2017
Replies: 23
Views: 1,442
Posted By kb244
Doesn't look like bubbles (other than that one...

Doesn't look like bubbles (other than that one single pin prick), but rather like a film of sort that has circular patterns (most notable in the first few seconds).

The video is 1080p if you wish to...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-06-2017
Replies: 23
Views: 1,442
Posted By kb244
Is this Haze or something else?

Hard to capture and I only really see it if I look at it from an angle against light rather than straight thru (also there appears to be a tiny pin prick size of a bubble inside the element)...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-06-2017
Replies: 17
Views: 968
Posted By kb244
:P So consider whether or not 520 is worth it to...

:P So consider whether or not 520 is worth it to you for a Leica II.

Best case scenario, it's a working serviced authentic Leica II for 350. Next best 520 (approx) Leica II because you have to...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-06-2017
Replies: 17
Views: 968
Posted By kb244
I concur with the above, without seeing a pic, it...

I concur with the above, without seeing a pic, it could be anything. Also I would have inquired about the last time it was serviced (factor in the price of a CLA when trying to figure out if it's...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-06-2017
Replies: 128
Views: 8,546
Posted By kb244
Hah.... (so the quiet peel of tape? or the ever...

Hah.... (so the quiet peel of tape? or the ever so quiet sound of a lens cap scraping the surface).

:P
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-06-2017
Replies: 128
Views: 8,546
Posted By kb244
Keep in mind, I'm mostly deaf so I tend to go by...

Keep in mind, I'm mostly deaf so I tend to go by feelings of the vibration more so than the subtle nuances of the sounds. (moderate to severe on one ear, severe to profound on the other, with most of...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-06-2017
Replies: 17
Views: 1,612
Posted By kb244
Will be interesting to see where it goes. When...

Will be interesting to see where it goes. When Omas (Italian pen brand that was French owned by 2000 and the Chinese owned by 2007) went Chinese owned, it was still sold as an Italian brand even...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-05-2017
Replies: 203
Views: 17,859
Posted By kb244
It's dead Jim...

It's dead Jim...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-05-2017
Replies: 203
Views: 17,859
Posted By kb244
Now if they would bring back P3200 instead of...

Now if they would bring back P3200 instead of telling us to push Tmax 400 :D (even though I know that P3200 was actually more like a 800-1000 film naturally)
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-05-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1,275
Posted By kb244
Well then. :D It's not a 0.95 but I'm still...

Well then. :D It's not a 0.95 but I'm still salivating.
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 01-05-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 1,241
Posted By kb244
Used to be with some cameras the came with a pair...

Used to be with some cameras the came with a pair of metal plates (The Kodak Instants perhaps?), you stuck it in between the metal pocket and held it under your armpit for a couple minutes. :D
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 01-05-2017
Replies: 2,418
Views: 353,369
Posted By kb244
The two shown in the back were among Christmas...

The two shown in the back were among Christmas gifts given to me.

http://i.imgur.com/wC6WSmD.jpg

"It's what I do: A Photographer's Life of Love and War" - Lynsey Addario
and
"Camera: A history of...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-05-2017
Replies: 68
Views: 14,808
Posted By kb244
By the way isn't the camera in the picture more...

By the way isn't the camera in the picture more likely a II D2?

The IVsb had a chrome side bar meant for a proprietary flash mount with a pin at the top, and not black sided with what appears to be...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-05-2017
Replies: 68
Views: 14,808
Posted By kb244
What I find amusing is this thread is from 2009,...

What I find amusing is this thread is from 2009, yet Ken Rockwell still restates the one-camera-one-lens mythos as late as 2012.

http://www.kenrockwell.com/leica/cartier-bresson.htm
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-05-2017
Replies: 114
Views: 22,205
Posted By kb244
Unless it's like slide film, I don't think it's...

Unless it's like slide film, I don't think it's going to make any real noticeable difference with a consistent third of a stop exposure change.

That's just my unscientific, limited experienced,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-04-2017
Replies: 9,000
Views: 881,696
Posted By kb244
Loved mine when I had it with a 21/4 Color...

Loved mine when I had it with a 21/4 Color Skopar.

I have this lens coming to me this week to go on the Canon 7 I have now. A Type-6 Canon 50mm f/1.8 LTM, basically Serenar optics, but with the...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 01-04-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 3,811
Posted By kb244
Doesn't really surprise me. The software wasn't...

Doesn't really surprise me. The software wasn't the greatest to set up for just average consumers. And people like myself want to shoot raw and it's too slow for that.The built in wifi if you got the...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-03-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 951
Posted By kb244
The one I have, the front element faces outwards...

The one I have, the front element faces outwards (for that matter I can't remember the last time I seen a lens that faced inwards on the front, short of some ultrawide modern I once had)

With...
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 01-03-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 4,943
Posted By kb244
Link works for me. And it's funny that they're...

Link works for me. And it's funny that they're asking for 750 euros for that, when it's pretty obvious it's an aftermarket paint job on the front. Sure Canon's LTM lens would fit leica screw mount...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-03-2017
Replies: 33
Views: 2,400
Posted By kb244
For a camera, that's the way I feel about it....

For a camera, that's the way I feel about it.

When I mentioned the analogy to the craftsmanship of a fountain pen (Say Nakaya, Namiki, or some in-house artist). That stuff is made from the ground...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-03-2017
Replies: 68
Views: 3,808
Posted By kb244
I use the Tamron SP 90/2.8 myself, (Rev B I...

I use the Tamron SP 90/2.8 myself, (Rev B I think) adaptall 1:1 Macro. Very nice.

Though I have it adapted for digital primarily, but I have a Pentax-KA mount for it if I want to slap it onto my...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-03-2017
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Views: 2,400
Posted By kb244
Kind of like asking why does it take 6 months or...

Kind of like asking why does it take 6 months or more to have a Urushi lacquered and Maki-e artwork done on a fountain pen when sent to be hand done by a Japanese artisan.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-03-2017
Replies: 68
Views: 3,808
Posted By kb244
:P Mamiya RB67 w/ 90/3.8C ... hehe....

:P Mamiya RB67 w/ 90/3.8C ...

hehe....
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-02-2017
Replies: 32
Views: 7,769
Posted By kb244
Nice. I have a 3-set of micro-4/3rd extension...

Nice. I have a 3-set of micro-4/3rd extension tubes coming mainly because it was much cheaper to get that than to find an LTM tube of sort. (plus I can always use those with my other adapted lens).
Forum: RFF Polls 01-02-2017
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Views: 12,482
Posted By kb244
~2000 (new) Kodak DC3200 1.3MP [lost in...

~2000 (new)
Kodak DC3200 1.3MP [lost in move]

~2001(new)
Canon Digital Elph S110 2MP [stolen in my sleep by neighbor]

~2003 (new)
Canon Powershot G3 4MP [not sure what happened to it]

~2004 (new)
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-02-2017
Replies: 32
Views: 7,769
Posted By kb244
Are you putting the extension tube on the LTM...

Are you putting the extension tube on the LTM side, or on the x-mount side?
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-02-2017
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Views: 7,769
Posted By kb244
Another adapted to my Olympus E-M5 (I'm hoping to...

Another adapted to my Olympus E-M5 (I'm hoping to get some film samples by next week.)

f/2.8 wide open, ISO 200, 1/125th

http://i.imgur.com/KIggbPu.jpg

100% crop (no...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-02-2017
Replies: 58
Views: 3,364
Posted By kb244
Depending on the camera, I would agree with the...

Depending on the camera, I would agree with the antialiasing filter having an impact on the 'look' of the lens.

But clearly crop factor is going to have an impact on its perceived overall...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-02-2017
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Views: 3,364
Posted By kb244
X-E2 is APS-C right? so 1.5x crop factor? (my...

X-E2 is APS-C right? so 1.5x crop factor? (my Olympus E-M5 going to be 2.0x crop factor if adapted).
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-02-2017
Replies: 19
Views: 1,627
Posted By kb244
Though if you get a Fed-2 that's been CLA'd...

Though if you get a Fed-2 that's been CLA'd professionally you can expect a reliable tank. It's just in the wild that's a gamble. If you're good with tinkering some just need a little TLC.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-02-2017
Replies: 58
Views: 3,364
Posted By kb244
Actually in all the FP Groups I never heard of...

Actually in all the FP Groups I never heard of anyone asking such (and not aware of any Montblanc that have tubular nibs).

In regards to Parker 21/45/51/etc. I have heard of people asking if their...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-01-2017
Replies: 58
Views: 3,364
Posted By kb244
I don't blame you guys, I really don't, I blame...

I don't blame you guys, I really don't, I blame myself mostly because I do most of the hype myself.

And having owned the Serenar 50/1.8 on my P, I know optically what to expect.

This was my P...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-01-2017
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Views: 3,364
Posted By kb244
You know what, screw it, I'm getting it. Now I...

You know what, screw it, I'm getting it. Now I just gotta sell one of my fountain pens to make myself feel better about it. LoL.



The P + J8 listing http://www.ebay.com/itm/182398200457
(you'll...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-01-2017
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Views: 3,364
Posted By kb244
I dunno about 'rare', but when I saw the first...

I dunno about 'rare', but when I saw the first listing he called it a Serenar, then I messaged him bout it, and then suddenly it's relisted as a 'rare'. Maybe he's going with 'rare' because it's not...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-01-2017
Replies: 58
Views: 3,364
Posted By kb244
From what I can tell in the picture the J-8's...

From what I can tell in the picture the J-8's serial number is 5751867, which I assume means it was manufactured in 1957. (it has the infinity locking pin)

But yea I'm trying not to go above 200....
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-01-2017
Replies: 58
Views: 3,364
Posted By kb244
I'm not sure what the major difference is between...

I'm not sure what the major difference is between the gauss/planar/etc design and sonnar style of element arrangement. (Edit: My brief looking around seems to suggest the Gauss design gave better...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-01-2017
Replies: 58
Views: 3,364
Posted By kb244
Seems I can get a Jupiter-8 that's been CLA'd...

Seems I can get a Jupiter-8 that's been CLA'd domestically, but only if I want to get it along with a Canon P for 200 total ... which might not be a bad idea ... I'm assuming if it's been CLA'd then...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-01-2017
Replies: 58
Views: 3,364
Posted By kb244
Did they ever make that in LTM/L39? Thought that...

Did they ever make that in LTM/L39? Thought that was an exakta lens (or M42).
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-01-2017
Replies: 58
Views: 3,364
Posted By kb244
And as I thought the only ones available are from...

And as I thought the only ones available are from Russian/Ukraine sellers.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-01-2017
Replies: 58
Views: 3,364
Posted By kb244
Was wondering if they were made in the LTM mount....

Was wondering if they were made in the LTM mount.
But at over a grand, I'd get my E-M5 Mk 1 replaced before that.

Though I will be using the lens mostly for B&W shooting with my 7 (or Fed-2A if I...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-01-2017
Replies: 58
Views: 3,364
Posted By kb244
:P in other words. Canon 50/1.4 > Summitar, Canon...

:P in other words. Canon 50/1.4 > Summitar, Canon 50/1.4 ~= Summilux.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-01-2017
Replies: 58
Views: 3,364
Posted By kb244
Well least 'common' in terms of the ones I'm...

Well least 'common' in terms of the ones I'm seeing pop up, especially from the Japanese ebay sellers. Almost all of them exhibit some sort of haze. Maybe might just be the current 'lot' of them...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-01-2017
Replies: 58
Views: 3,364
Posted By kb244
That Helios-44 has an interesting look to it. I'm...

That Helios-44 has an interesting look to it. I'm guessing -0 is it's series (ie: 1st version). Seeing mostly the black 44-2 for sale.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-01-2017
Replies: 58
Views: 3,364
Posted By kb244
:P Kind of like some of our favorite "Thrifty"...

:P Kind of like some of our favorite "Thrifty" rangefinders that used to be considered an undiscovered gem or steal.




Nifty, I wonder if that also works for the newer black Summitars (ie: the...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-01-2017
Replies: 58
Views: 3,364
Posted By kb244
It's because they're not $25 a pop anymore that...

It's because they're not $25 a pop anymore that I'm skeptical of. I've have/had a few Jupiters, the J-11 being my favorite telephoto , and used to have a J-12. But they were almost always 100. The...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-01-2017
Replies: 58
Views: 3,364
Posted By kb244
He might be able to address it if the price is...

He might be able to address it if the price is justifiable to you (but then it would be a fully CLA'd lens)

http://www.yyecamera.com/price_lens.html
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-01-2017
Replies: 58
Views: 3,364
Posted By kb244
I'm curious about that as well. I'm guessing if...

I'm curious about that as well.
I'm guessing if that's common then it will only get stiffer as it ages.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-01-2017
Replies: 58
Views: 3,364
Posted By kb244
Just remembered one I used to have for my Canon...

Just remembered one I used to have for my Canon P, a Chiyoko 50mm...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-01-2017
Replies: 58
Views: 3,364
Posted By kb244
Why was this moved to a canon-specific forum when...

Why was this moved to a canon-specific forum when it also asks about a Leica branded model?
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-01-2017
Replies: 58
Views: 3,364
Posted By kb244
Kind of hit-or-miss aren't they? especially with...

Kind of hit-or-miss aren't they? especially with the aperture shape.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-01-2017
Replies: 58
Views: 3,364
Posted By kb244
Is this true of the 6-bladed Summitar? (and not...

Is this true of the 6-bladed Summitar? (and not strictly the older 10-blade)

Ideally if the center is sharp (wide open) and the bokeh looks smooth then the edging doesn't impact me as much since I...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-01-2017
Replies: 58
Views: 3,364
Posted By kb244
The difference between a Summilux and a Summitar?

The difference between a Summilux and a Summitar?
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-01-2017
Replies: 58
Views: 3,364
Posted By kb244
Over on Apug, Frank mentioned the same kind of...

Over on Apug, Frank mentioned the same kind of 'character' in regards to the Summitar he had (which was an older 10-blade aperture). He also concurred that the Canon 50/1.4 as large as it is would be...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-01-2017
Replies: 58
Views: 3,364
Posted By kb244
A Summitar (6-blade) 50/2 or a Canon 50/1.4/1.8 ?

Seeing as the price might be about the same (~ 250-ish), would you go with a Canon 50/1.4 (or 1.8) that's got a bit of dust inside but no fungus/haze/etc, or a Summitar 50/2 (the newer 6 bladed...
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