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Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Days Ago
Replies: 58
Views: 876
Posted By ChrisPlatt
The incident to which you refer in fact occurred...

The incident to which you refer in fact occurred not in New York City but in suburban Long...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Days Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,032
Posted By ChrisPlatt
Amazon's loss - Your gain!

Amazon Warehouse has some real bargains on photo items.
The Domke bags I have purchased were in like-new condition.
I suspect most may have been "buyer's remorse" returns.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 6 Days Ago
Replies: 107
Views: 3,934
Posted By ChrisPlatt
I still have one full bottle of the previous...

I still have one full bottle of the previous German-made Kodak HC-110.
When that's gone I will switch to the LegacyPro clone from Freestyle.

Chris
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 1 Week Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 783
Posted By ChrisPlatt
Indeed! IMO parts of Massive Dev. could be filed...

Indeed! IMO parts of Massive Dev. could be filed under fiction - or possibly humor...

Chris
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 45
Views: 1,702
Posted By ChrisPlatt
It's probably heresy to suggest but if you ever...

It's probably heresy to suggest but if you ever get the itch to make photos again
you can always use your smartphone. :eek:

But think carefully before you sell/give away your gear.
Reacquiring...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 64
Views: 1,660
Posted By ChrisPlatt
OTOH I knew no one "into" photography, other than...

OTOH I knew no one "into" photography, other than those I met in photo classes.
My one visit to a meeting of the local camera club was a real turnoff.
Books and magazines were my only regular source...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 542
Posted By ChrisPlatt
The crash bars look cool. I have the Konica...

The crash bars look cool. I have the Konica Genba Kantoku with 35mm lens.
Like my Konica your Fuji requires an increasingly hard-to-find lithium battery.

Chris
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 409
Posted By ChrisPlatt
Load up your Leica or one of your Nikons with...

Load up your Leica or one of your Nikons with some new film you've wanted to try
and shoot at least one frame a day, every day. That will get you started...

Chris
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 64
Views: 1,660
Posted By ChrisPlatt
In 50 years today's digital files will likely be...

In 50 years today's digital files will likely be unreadable
and those old Kodachromes will look exactly the same.

Chris
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 410
Posted By ChrisPlatt
Why not take the next step and take full control...

Why not take the next step and take full control of the process?
Wet printing in a home darkroom will provide hours of enjoyment.
One can be set up permanently or temporarily in your bathroom.

Chris
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 74
Views: 3,152
Posted By ChrisPlatt
I keep a plastic shoebox on the top shelf of my...

I keep a plastic shoebox on the top shelf of my refrigerator.
When my collection of 35mm loaded cartridges and bulk spools
starts to overflow that container I sell or give away some.

Chris
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 107
Views: 3,934
Posted By ChrisPlatt
Like other users who develop sporadically long...

Like other users who develop sporadically long shelf-life is a major reason I use HC-110 as my standard developer.
I too am concerned that the new formula may not have same keeping properties as the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 107
Views: 3,934
Posted By ChrisPlatt
My most recently purchased HC-110 (February 2019...

My most recently purchased HC-110 (February 2019 from Freestyle) is in the tall squared-off bottle.
It is the characteristic yellow color, made in Germany and bears the old Kodak product number.

I...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-16-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 1,093
Posted By ChrisPlatt
Not going there

Wish I could read the article but they want me to enable ads...

Chris
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-15-2019
Replies: 54
Views: 1,171
Posted By ChrisPlatt
I like the AP plastic reels and tanks. They are...

I like the AP plastic reels and tanks. They are made in Spain.
In USA Freestyle sells several models under their Arista brands.

http://www.apphoto.es/ap_products/docs/eng/tanques_espirales.htm...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 08-13-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 639
Posted By ChrisPlatt
IIRC the Pentax Auto 110 can also set itself for...

IIRC the Pentax Auto 110 can also set itself for ISO 400.
Notches on the 110 film cartridge determine the setting.

Chris
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-12-2019
Replies: 590
Views: 66,889
Posted By ChrisPlatt
SMC Pentax (K) 85mm f/1.8 lens with scratched...

SMC Pentax (K) 85mm f/1.8 lens with scratched front element for $40.

Before purchase I confirmed Pentax parts in Colorado still had the part in stock.
Cost of repair by Eric Hendrickson was about...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-10-2019
Replies: 64
Views: 6,509
Posted By ChrisPlatt
A yellow green (X0) filter will give you nicer...

A yellow green (X0) filter will give you nicer skies, foliage and skin tones, so it's my choice as general use filter for BW.

Chris
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-04-2019
Replies: 127
Views: 5,708
Posted By ChrisPlatt
Surely dented pentaprism covers are not unique to...

Surely dented pentaprism covers are not unique to the Pentax MX, but you will see an inordinate number so afflicted compared to other popular models.
The top and bottom covers are made of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-03-2019
Replies: 274
Views: 13,915
Posted By ChrisPlatt
The next one I'm looking for and don't yet have!...

The next one I'm looking for and don't yet have! ;)

Chris
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 08-03-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,040
Posted By ChrisPlatt
Most of the point and shoot cameras I have owned...

Most of the point and shoot cameras I have owned didn't hold up.

OTOH the Olympus Stylus (mju) seems more solid and well-built.
After years of regular use mine is still reliable and fully...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 07-29-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,040
Posted By ChrisPlatt
I had a couple. They gave nice results for an...

I had a couple. They gave nice results for an inexpensive P&S.
However after not too long the ribbon cable broke on both,
rendering the display and controls on the film door unusable.

Chris
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 07-23-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 299
Posted By ChrisPlatt
Very nice. Sadly today many employers would not...

Very nice. Sadly today many employers would not allow this.

Chris
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-18-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,029
Posted By ChrisPlatt
Ilford PAN 400

Mine says ILFORD CAT1707382 Made in England HARMAN TECHNOLOGY Mobberley Cheshire UK on the box.

https://shop.silverprint.co.uk/Ilford-Pan-400-35mm-36-Exposures/product/839/1707382/...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-18-2019
Replies: 212
Views: 7,814
Posted By ChrisPlatt
Or camera otherwise bricks! :D Chris

Or camera otherwise bricks! :D

Chris
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-16-2019
Replies: 212
Views: 7,814
Posted By ChrisPlatt
Less disposable choice?

I know it is said that better is the enemy of good, but for around $100 you can now find a Nikon F100 body...

Chris
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 07-14-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 1,531
Posted By ChrisPlatt
If you are chimping it's just not the same. Chris

If you are chimping it's just not the same.

Chris
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 07-13-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 729
Posted By ChrisPlatt
These little lumps are terrific! It's the camera...

These little lumps are terrific!

It's the camera you have with you that gets the shots...

http://www.subclub.org/ (http://www.subclub.org/)

Chris
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 07-13-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,320
Posted By ChrisPlatt
And if you're not a fan of pockets (like me) have...

And if you're not a fan of pockets (like me) have a look at the Domke the F5XA.

Chris
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-13-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 824
Posted By ChrisPlatt
Excellent and interesting throughout. So nice to...

Excellent and interesting throughout. So nice to see inside a company we all should support.

Chris
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-12-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 1,907
Posted By ChrisPlatt
Don McCullin "Looking for England"

If you use gloves you don't that enduring fixer scent on your fingers,
the one that that forever reminds you "I am a photographer"... :)

Great documentary on a great photographer and a great...
Forum: Other RF 07-09-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 284
Posted By ChrisPlatt
Nice review. Years ago I had one of these. ...

Nice review. Years ago I had one of these.
It's a very well-made camera and gave nice results.
The coupled shutter/aperture EV system was a PITA.
Otherwise I found it pleasant to use.
I still have...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-07-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 971
Posted By ChrisPlatt
I chose a flip-phone and had text and The Web...

I chose a flip-phone and had text and The Web turned off by the provider.
I turn it on when I leave for work and off when I get home.
If it rings long enough my home phone - not in the bedroom - will...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 06-29-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 978
Posted By ChrisPlatt
When I shot medium format unsharp results were...

When I shot medium format unsharp results were far more often attributable to missed focus (due to shallower DOF)
than due to motion blur.

Chris
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-27-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 2,847
Posted By ChrisPlatt
I'll drink to that! ;) Chris

I'll drink to that! ;)

Chris
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 06-27-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 729
Posted By ChrisPlatt
The large main capacitor C1 has probably gone...

The large main capacitor C1 has probably gone bad, as 30-year-old electrolytic caps will do.
It should be quite easy to find a replacement, should you decide to want to do the repair.

Chris
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-26-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 529
Posted By ChrisPlatt
Older 35mm fixed-lens rangefinder repairs?

I have various circa-1960 Japanese fixed-lens 35mm meterless rangefinder cameras that need CLA.

Repairmen I have used in the past for these are no longer available.

Need recommendation for someone...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-22-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 7,780
Posted By ChrisPlatt
I have owned and used FM, FM2n, FE2 and FE...

I have owned and used FM, FM2n, FE2 and FE models.
The original FE is my favorite.

Chris
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-14-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,090
Posted By ChrisPlatt
Bokeh is the umami of photography. Chris

Bokeh is the umami of photography.

Chris
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-14-2019
Replies: 163
Views: 5,440
Posted By ChrisPlatt
In USA most men don't carry bags. Chris

In USA most men don't carry bags.

Chris
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-13-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 3,105
Posted By ChrisPlatt
Everyone please buy lots of this stuff - so Fuji...

Everyone please buy lots of this stuff - so Fuji will begin making Neopan 400/Presto again! :)

Chris
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-12-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 623
Posted By ChrisPlatt
The Kodak Projection Print Scale can be quite...

The Kodak Projection Print Scale can be quite useful when you are first starting out.
However with experience you will soon find you can reliably estimate exposure without it.
That could be why so...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-12-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,686
Posted By ChrisPlatt
I don't think you are correct about that. Even...

I don't think you are correct about that.

Even if there's no Make Offer button, when you click on Contact Seller,
Make An Offer is an option that is displayed. When clicked on it states:

"How do...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-12-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,686
Posted By ChrisPlatt
I hate selling. It's definitely not for the...

I hate selling. It's definitely not for the fainthearted, even more so on eBay.

As buyer I try not to offend with offers, but when I don't desperately want an item
I will occasionally make what I...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-11-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 494
Posted By ChrisPlatt
Though not listed on their website Tiffen claims...

Though not listed on their website Tiffen claims they are not discontinued.
Their Domke listings are so sparse they referred me to B&H.

Chris
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-11-2019
Replies: 158
Views: 10,324
Posted By ChrisPlatt
It must be said, there's some excellent work in...

It must be said, there's some excellent work in this thread.

Chris
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-10-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 3,105
Posted By ChrisPlatt
Hope it's not like the Mustang II... Chris

Hope it's not like the Mustang II...

Chris
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-09-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 494
Posted By ChrisPlatt
Of 23 listed I count only 9 in stock. The rest...

Of 23 listed I count only 9 in stock.
The rest say back-ordered or special order.
All seem to be for the F2, J-series or satchels.

Chris
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-09-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 494
Posted By ChrisPlatt
Domke inserts discontinued?

One of the selling points of Domke's line of camera bags
is that they're customizable through their accessory inserts.

Now most are unavailable through online retailers I've checked.
I can't find...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-07-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,607
Posted By ChrisPlatt
What, no smartphone interface?

For younger folks who love gadgets this may be appealing.
I wonder how many hipsters will think it's worth the price?

This take on "simplicity" looks a bit complicated to me.
I'll keep my...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-05-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 542
Posted By ChrisPlatt
Olympus purists scoff at the Cosina-made Olympus...

Olympus purists scoff at the Cosina-made Olympus OM2000.
However it mounts all OM manual focus lenses, and it does have the
shutter speed dial located up on the top deck, where I too believe it...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-04-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 1,984
Posted By ChrisPlatt
I use manual exposure and manual focus almost...

I use manual exposure and manual focus almost exclusively, though I have
heard there have been some advances in those areas in the last 30 years. ;)

My brain (i.e. my photographic knowledge +...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-04-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 1,984
Posted By ChrisPlatt
Indeed shooting without a meter though not ideal...

Indeed shooting without a meter though not ideal is certainly doable with most black and white negative films.

But would you like to see some of the 'chromes I missed exposure on when I was learning...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-04-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 1,984
Posted By ChrisPlatt
One stop, really? I'm pretty doubtful. Sounds...

One stop, really? I'm pretty doubtful. Sounds like a brag to me. My eyes automatically adjust to brightness and can be easily fooled.

So despite 45 years of "practice" I'll still always defer to...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-04-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 1,984
Posted By ChrisPlatt
Yes, of course. How many human eyes - including...

Yes, of course.

How many human eyes - including those of experienced photographers - can detect a one-stop change in light intensity?

Mine can't, but my cameras built-in exposure meter can. ...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-04-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 1,984
Posted By ChrisPlatt
Using a handheld meter slows you down and IMO is...

Using a handheld meter slows you down and IMO is rather antithetical to the raison d'etre for miniature cameras.
Incident meters even more so. Further I invariably get the same readings with a...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-02-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 699
Posted By ChrisPlatt
Many years ago as a young man I tried a beautiful...

Many years ago as a young man I tried a beautiful Contax rangefinder camera.
It was shown to me by none other than Mr. Wolfram Umbach,
who for many years serviced them at Z-V Service in Valley...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-26-2019
Replies: 283
Views: 38,239
Posted By ChrisPlatt
I love the FT series; I have owned FT2 and FT3...

I love the FT series; I have owned FT2 and FT3 models.
They are heavy, overbuilt and very reliable shooters.

Fortunately a jumpy meter needle may go away with regular repeated use.
The only feature...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 05-26-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 514
Posted By ChrisPlatt
Why mess around?

Buy two $10 original replacement incandescent bulbs.
That should be a lifetime supply.

Chris
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-25-2019
Replies: 8,958
Views: 874,978
Posted By ChrisPlatt
Omega B-66XL...

Omega B-66XL enlarger


https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/bKQAAOSwAn9cdDTB/s-l400.jpg


It's the same model my high school had and I used when I took photo shop class in the mid-1970's.
I've used other...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-20-2019
Replies: 479
Views: 36,981
Posted By ChrisPlatt
Those of us of a certain age might want to play...

Those of us of a certain age might want to play this in the background while viewing the photos in this thread:

youtube: Francis Lai - A Man And A Woman...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-19-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1,393
Posted By ChrisPlatt
You're probably okay if you don't try to get in...

You're probably okay if you don't try to get in with a long lens.
I doubt they'll check to see if the lens is actually removable.
Dress like a NASCAR fan, not as a professional...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-18-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 1,984
Posted By ChrisPlatt
I have owned various handheld meters but seldom...

I have owned various handheld meters but seldom use them.
I tend towards cameras with good built-in exposure meters.

Chris
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-17-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 840
Posted By ChrisPlatt
It's Manufacturers Hanover's...

It's Manufacturers Hanover's AnyCamera.

https://www.hemmings.com/blog/2015/04/17/the-ultimate-bitsas-anycar-i-ii-and-iii/...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-13-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,401
Posted By ChrisPlatt
Based on recommendations here and elsewhere I...

Based on recommendations here and elsewhere I just bought six rolls of Ilford PAN 400.
Ilford doesn't sell it here in USA. I had to order it from overseas, so it was not cheap.
But if it is as some...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-09-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,202
Posted By ChrisPlatt
I care about my photos. I make photos to please...

I care about my photos. I make photos to please myself.
I don't expect others to like my work, nor do I care.

Letting go of old work? My hand was forced.

In Superstorm Sandy two feet of flood...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 05-04-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 453
Posted By ChrisPlatt
I heard a piece about the show on NPR...

I heard a piece about the show on NPR yesterday.
Winogrand's color work is unpublished and largely unknown.
I hope I can make it there before the show closes.

Chris
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-28-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,919
Posted By ChrisPlatt
IIRC tranquilizers were also pretty widely...

IIRC tranquilizers were also pretty widely prescribed as well.

Chris
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-27-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,919
Posted By ChrisPlatt
Cigarette smoking reached its peak in the...

Cigarette smoking reached its peak in the mid-1960's.
For many tobacco is a good appetite suppressant.

We were also typically less sedentary in our jobs and leisure activities then.

I suspect there...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-25-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,206
Posted By ChrisPlatt
I once considered the meterless SL, but nice ones...

I once considered the meterless SL, but nice ones are hard to come by.
OTOH there are lots of SP's with non-working meter out there for cheap.

Chris
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-23-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,206
Posted By ChrisPlatt
Unlike earlier Pentax SLRs, all Spotmatic models...

Unlike earlier Pentax SLRs, all Spotmatic models have a built-in TTL exposure meter, a handy modern convenience.

I too love the simplicity of the SP1000; it's the Spotmatic model I chose to keep. ...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-23-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 683
Posted By ChrisPlatt
Now doorbells take pictures of YOU! :eek: Chris

Now doorbells take pictures of YOU! :eek:

Chris
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 04-22-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 840
Posted By ChrisPlatt
Just want to hear others experiences doing the...

Just want to hear others experiences doing the same with their scanners.
Since Windows 10 has been around for awhile there must be a few of you...

Chris
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 04-22-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 840
Posted By ChrisPlatt
To clarify I intend to install flatbed and film...

To clarify I intend to install flatbed and film scanners with drivers
and other software written for Windows 7 on a Windows 10 PC.

Thanks, but I'm not willing to maintain an unconnected PC just for...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 04-22-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 840
Posted By ChrisPlatt
Windows 10 scanner compatibility?

Microsoft recently reminded users that Windows 7 will no longer be supported beginning in January 2020.

Question for scanner users:

Are Windows 7 drivers and other software for your scanner fully...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-21-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 1,861
Posted By ChrisPlatt
Indeed. If I ever make it to Japan I will be...

Indeed. If I ever make it to Japan I will be sure to visit that store.

Chris
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-19-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 1,861
Posted By ChrisPlatt
I always buy my film after arrival at my...

I always buy my film after arrival at my destination.
That's (at least) one less trip through the airport security scanner.

You should have no trouble finding various film types to your liking in...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 04-17-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 2,235
Posted By ChrisPlatt
I'm thinking about covering my cameras in contact...

I'm thinking about covering my cameras in contact paper.

It is available in many attractive colors and patterns
and I'm told it is both durable and easy to clean.

Chris
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-16-2019
Replies: 195
Views: 12,458
Posted By ChrisPlatt
Several posts mention high cost. Currently the...

Several posts mention high cost.
Currently the 135-36 film is available from various sellers for just under $13.00.

B&H has 1 roll with prepaid mailer for processing by Dwayne's for $23.95;
film...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 04-16-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 2,235
Posted By ChrisPlatt
Brightly colored cameras seem to be pretty...

Brightly colored cameras seem to be pretty popular in Japan.

This yellow Canon P screams "Look everyone, I'm so hip with this retro film camera."

Chris
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-16-2019
Replies: 94
Views: 3,042
Posted By ChrisPlatt
Shame on you! This is not the time or place for...

Shame on you! This is not the time or place for political diatribes.

I am not religious - far from it in fact - however this building is one of the great cultural treasures of the world.

Hopefully...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-15-2019
Replies: 195
Views: 12,458
Posted By ChrisPlatt
I think I'm finally ready to order some. In...

I think I'm finally ready to order some.

In June I'll be spending a long weekend Upstate right on the Hudson River.
If the weather is bad I'll shoot BW in my Nikonos, and save the E100
for our...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-15-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 6,664
Posted By ChrisPlatt
Just steal a copy of the corporation's 500-year...

Just steal a copy of the corporation's 500-year business plan! ;)

Chris
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-12-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,675
Posted By ChrisPlatt
Be not afraid!

I used Kodak and later Qualex mail order processing for my Kodachrome and Ektachrome films.
In dozens of orders not a single roll was ever lost in the mail or botched by the lab.

Chris
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-03-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 999
Posted By ChrisPlatt
Mine all seem to speak their native Japanese. I...

Mine all seem to speak their native Japanese.
I guess I should let them watch NHK with me.

Chris
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-02-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 999
Posted By ChrisPlatt
Minolta AF-S V "Talker"...

Minolta AF-S V "Talker" commercial:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=schkkGMq2K0 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=schkkGMq2K0)

Chris
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 04-01-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 870
Posted By ChrisPlatt
When buying one make sure the flexible rubbery...

When buying one make sure the flexible rubbery cover on shutter release is intact.
Years ago I had one repaired but the special adhesive cost as much as the camera.
It will work without it, but if...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-26-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 564
Posted By ChrisPlatt
Pentax is my main system; I own and use many...

Pentax is my main system; I own and use many Pentax 35mm manual focus cameras and lenses.
I also own a Nikon F4.
I will never own a Pentax 67.

Chris
Forum: Olympus RF 03-26-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 5,752
Posted By ChrisPlatt
In good light ISO 100 film works fine with the...

In good light ISO 100 film works fine with the XA2 and XA3.
That said I use mostly 200 and 400 speed film in mine.

BTW I prefer them to that fussy little XA I owned way back when...

Chris
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-26-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 564
Posted By ChrisPlatt
I'm not a big fan of AF, especially plastic...

I'm not a big fan of AF, especially plastic fantastic lenses.
However every autofocus camera I have owned - including the most primitive - could autofocus faster than I could focus manually.

The...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-24-2019
Replies: 212
Views: 7,814
Posted By ChrisPlatt
Beautiful Bricks

Here's the insides of one model Eric Hendrickson calls a "Plastic Pentax" :


https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/members/37878-jean-poitiers/albums/7316-playmobil-2/picture121862.jpg

Just look at...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-19-2019
Replies: 370
Views: 19,334
Posted By ChrisPlatt
The SMC Pentax-A 50/2.8 Macro is a terrific...

The SMC Pentax-A 50/2.8 Macro is a terrific walkaround lens
for subjects far and near - it focuses down to 1:2 without tubes.
This is a "K" bayonet-mount lens for later model Pentax bodies.

Chris
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-16-2019
Replies: 212
Views: 7,814
Posted By ChrisPlatt
Y'all can keep yer cheap and nasty plastic...

Y'all can keep yer cheap and nasty plastic cameras thank you! :p

Chris
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-14-2019
Replies: 127
Views: 5,708
Posted By ChrisPlatt
Not anymore. ;) Chris

Not anymore. ;)

Chris
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-11-2019
Replies: 370
Views: 19,334
Posted By ChrisPlatt
I have used Nikon MD-11 and MD-12; both are...

I have used Nikon MD-11 and MD-12; both are excellent.
A Pentax MX with Winder MX would have been nearly as speedy,
and with Motor Drive MX even faster.

Chris
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-10-2019
Replies: 127
Views: 5,708
Posted By ChrisPlatt
Pentax K lenses resources

Specs here:
http://kmp.pentaxians.eu/lenses/ (http://kmp.pentaxians.eu/lenses/)

Some user reviews here:
http://stans-photography.info/BriefComments.html...
Forum: RFF Polls 03-05-2019
Replies: 124
Views: 30,935
Posted By ChrisPlatt
IMO use of a tripod is a rather antithetical to...

IMO use of a tripod is a rather antithetical to the raison d'etre for 35mm and other "miniature" cameras, i.e. fast handling.

I can count on one hand the number of times I used the Bogen Manfrotto...
Forum: RFF News 03-03-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 5,205
Posted By ChrisPlatt
I wonder if the collapse of the consumer film...

I wonder if the collapse of the consumer film market was anticipated in Fujifilm's 500 year company plan? :rolleyes:

Chris
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-02-2019
Replies: 127
Views: 5,708
Posted By ChrisPlatt
The Pentax Winder MX is a good choice, if you can...

The Pentax Winder MX is a good choice, if you can find one in good working condition.
Make sure auxiliary shutter release activates meter as designed
and battery cover plastic screw fastener is not...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-01-2019
Replies: 127
Views: 5,708
Posted By ChrisPlatt
I have that same grip. Unfortunately it's...

I have that same grip. Unfortunately it's difficult for my average to large fingers
to operate the DOF preview (push in on self-timer lever) with it attached.

Chris
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-28-2019
Replies: 127
Views: 5,708
Posted By ChrisPlatt
The SMC Pentax-M 28/3.5 lens is the true...

The SMC Pentax-M 28/3.5 lens is the true sleeper.

Chris
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-27-2019
Replies: 163
Views: 5,440
Posted By ChrisPlatt
Bang, bang, bang in the chest

My Petri Color 35 will fit in a large chest pocket, thanks to its semi-retractable lens.
However like the Rollei 35 it is just too heavy to live there comfortably.

Chris
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-26-2019
Replies: 163
Views: 5,440
Posted By ChrisPlatt
Sorry, carrying any one of the cameras I...

Sorry, carrying any one of the cameras I mentioned will never make you that buff.

In fact at around 8 ounces each you'll barely know they're there...

Chris
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-26-2019
Replies: 163
Views: 5,440
Posted By ChrisPlatt
I'd never expect to keep one in a pants...

I'd never expect to keep one in a pants pocket.
Too much competition from wallet and potential damage from keys.

A chest pocket - in a shirt, or better yet in a jacket - is more practical.

I have...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-25-2019
Replies: 163
Views: 5,440
Posted By ChrisPlatt
Not sure what you mean by that as well... Here's...

Not sure what you mean by that as well...

Here's one of several RFF threads featuring Minox 35 images:

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=140057&highlight=minox...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-25-2019
Replies: 163
Views: 5,440
Posted By ChrisPlatt
I am puzzled by your comment. Photos from every...

I am puzzled by your comment.
Photos from every Minox 35 model I have owned were quite good.

Chris
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-23-2019
Replies: 163
Views: 5,440
Posted By ChrisPlatt
I have Olympus mju 1 and Minox 35ML models, along...

I have Olympus mju 1 and Minox 35ML models, along with Chinon Bellami, Olympus XA2 and XA3,
Ricoh FF-1s, Voigtlander Vito C models, plus some others I'm forgetting.

All are truly pocketable - and...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-22-2019
Replies: 163
Views: 5,440
Posted By ChrisPlatt
I had one but sold it. Lens is very good, and...

I had one but sold it. Lens is very good, and without the removable flash it fits easily.
However it is kind of heavy, and so sadly it did not comfortably live in my chest pocket.

For everyday use...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-17-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,115
Posted By ChrisPlatt
I hear the USAF plans to still fly the B-52 when...

I hear the USAF plans to still fly the B-52 when it's 70+ years old.

Anything is possible given deep enough pockets.

Mine aren't so deep; I'll stick to my old mechanical cameras.

Chris
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-11-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 2,183
Posted By ChrisPlatt
Vest pocket camera

I have all sorts of cameras and lenses, large and small, but I prefer
to travel with a good truly pocketable 35mm fixed-lens film camera.

I find lightweight (plastic) folding capsule models...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-05-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,037
Posted By ChrisPlatt
Interestingly the only one of those that...

Interestingly the only one of those that Freestyle is currently sold out of is
the developer multi-pack, so others may be thinking along the same lines...

Chris
Forum: RFF Polls 02-03-2019
Replies: 69
Views: 3,732
Posted By ChrisPlatt
By better things do you mean like gazing...

By better things do you mean like gazing incessantly at social media on their smartphones? :rolleyes:

Chris
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-03-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,037
Posted By ChrisPlatt
That might be true for C-41 film, but not...

That might be true for C-41 film, but not silver-based BW, and surely P&P is not included - so dropoff/pickup is required.

IMO this is a terrific idea and makes good sense for many users.

FWIW I...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-03-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,037
Posted By ChrisPlatt
Ilford produced YouTube video on film development...

Ilford produced YouTube video on film development using Simplicity product:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THAmbtR1Kpg (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THAmbtR1Kpg)

Chris
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-03-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,037
Posted By ChrisPlatt
Cost per roll will still be less than lab...

Cost per roll will still be less than lab processing, once tank and reels etc. have been paid for.

Chemicals bought in bulk are indeed cheaper, but dumping unused spoiled chemicals down the drain...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-03-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,037
Posted By ChrisPlatt
Ilford Simplicity

I was surprised to see this new line of BW film developing chemicals from Ilford:

https://www.ilfordphoto.com/simplicity-starter-pack (https://www.ilfordphoto.com/simplicity-starter-pack)

Reminds...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-03-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 1,861
Posted By ChrisPlatt
When I travel by air I buy my film after arrival...

When I travel by air I buy my film after arrival and have it processed there.
For convenience I also have them mailed directly home when possible.

Unlike film, processed slides, negatives or prints...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-30-2019
Replies: 71
Views: 1,514
Posted By ChrisPlatt
Fresh start

All my photos, slides and negatives were destroyed when my place flooded in Superstorm Sandy.

I'm a little sad, but mostly about loss of the irreplaceable family photos.

Chris
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-28-2019
Replies: 132
Views: 3,251
Posted By ChrisPlatt
Before digital consumer purchases of film cameras...

Before digital consumer purchases of film cameras were in decline for a decade or more.
The advent of digital photography is probably what saved the remaining camera manufacturers.

Smartphones now...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-27-2019
Replies: 370
Views: 19,334
Posted By ChrisPlatt
You may be mistaken. If you have a photo of this...

You may be mistaken. If you have a photo of this lens please post it.

Chris
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-22-2019
Replies: 124
Views: 3,201
Posted By ChrisPlatt
The original Olympus Stylus (mju1) doesn't seem...

The original Olympus Stylus (mju1) doesn't seem as fragile as the Stylus Epic (mju2) I gave away.
I agree a zone or scale focus camera is actually a better bet. The Olympus XA2 is a good...
Forum: Optics Theory - 01-22-2019
Replies: 82
Views: 48,466
Posted By ChrisPlatt
Funny, that is precisely what I have said - only...

Funny, that is precisely what I have said - only about the 35mm focal length.
Like others I have a tough time making interesting images with a 28mm lens.

Chris
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-22-2019
Replies: 102
Views: 3,815
Posted By ChrisPlatt
While some models are particularly prone to...

While some models are particularly prone to premature failure most AF point & shoot cameras fail in time.
Remember the majority were cheap consumer products (under)built to last a relatively short...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-21-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 395
Posted By ChrisPlatt
Sounds like another job for nose grease!...

Sounds like another job for nose grease!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nasal_sebum (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nasal_sebum)

Chris
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-20-2019
Replies: 195
Views: 12,458
Posted By ChrisPlatt
New E100 colors seem very natural IMO. I'd like...

New E100 colors seem very natural IMO. I'd like just a touch more saturation though.
In the old days like others I would underexpose my slide film just a bit to achieve that.

However with this new...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-20-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 897
Posted By ChrisPlatt
Ricoh GR is offered as digital heir to GR1 film...

Ricoh GR is offered as digital heir to GR1 film models. Have you tried one?

Chris
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-15-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,539
Posted By ChrisPlatt
A Voigtlander Kontur accessory viewfinder might...

A Voigtlander Kontur accessory viewfinder might work for you.
This ingenious design requires two eyes open for normal use.

Chris
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-14-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 1,117
Posted By ChrisPlatt
It's good to have options!

A variety of bags for a variety of camera outfits seems pretty reasonable to me.

Chris
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-14-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 729
Posted By ChrisPlatt
Since someone else mentioned them I'll add my two...

Since someone else mentioned them I'll add my two cents:
You really should look at the various smaller Domke models.

Chris
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-12-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 815
Posted By ChrisPlatt
Whoa! Dig that live view LCD screen! ;) Chris

Whoa! Dig that live view LCD screen! ;)

Chris
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-11-2019
Replies: 118
Views: 18,202
Posted By ChrisPlatt
The OP hasn't posted on RFF since 2016. Other...

The OP hasn't posted on RFF since 2016. Other posters have no doubt since gone on to the big forum in the sky.
But like the rest of you here's my opinion: The FE is a better alternative than any of...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-10-2019
Replies: 396
Views: 6,421
Posted By ChrisPlatt
It sure would be fun; however it's more likely...

It sure would be fun; however it's more likely you could build a time machine,
transport yourself back to the 1950's and buy them when they were making new ones.

Don't forget to bring a pocketful...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-06-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 593
Posted By ChrisPlatt
One might get a "contact high" from the smoke at...

One might get a "contact high" from the smoke at concerts I attended there in the 1970's...

Chris
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-06-2019
Replies: 370
Views: 19,334
Posted By ChrisPlatt
SMC Pentax 35/3.5 lens is the later PK-mount...

SMC Pentax 35/3.5 lens is the later PK-mount bayonet version of the M42 screwmount Takumar.
All versions are outstanding.

Chris
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-05-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,187
Posted By ChrisPlatt
My mind seems unwilling to master any digital...

My mind seems unwilling to master any digital camera.

Fortunately all my "classic" manual focus 35mm film cameras
from the 60's - 80's operate basically the same simple way.

Chris
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-04-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,441
Posted By ChrisPlatt
Non-AI Nikkor lenses work fine on my Nikon...

Non-AI Nikkor lenses work fine on my Nikon F2.
DP-1 shows selected aperture in the finder - even with non-AI lenses. :)

Chris
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-01-2019
Replies: 89
Views: 3,974
Posted By ChrisPlatt
A corrective diopter eyepiece and Eric...

A corrective diopter eyepiece and Eric Hendrickson could have fixed those problems.

Chris
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 12-30-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 684
Posted By ChrisPlatt
Fortunately my current place is not very dusty,...

Fortunately my current place is not very dusty, but my parent's home was.
In my first darkroom there a Staticmaster brush was part of my printing ritual.
They are still available but expensive...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-30-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 590
Posted By ChrisPlatt
Two year old D76 stock solution? If you use it...

Two year old D76 stock solution? If you use it at that rate you will be throwing out much of it.

Sporadic film developers like us save money and consternation by switching to HC110 and Rodinal. ...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 12-28-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 498
Posted By ChrisPlatt
It's been 35-40 years since I had a Mark-Time...

It's been 35-40 years since I had a Mark-Time timer, my first timer in my very first home darkroom.
As mentioned they are not super accurate and difficult to set, especially for short exposures.
IIRC...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 12-25-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 845
Posted By ChrisPlatt
They didn't say that; I did. I am simply a...

They didn't say that; I did. I am simply a satisfied customer.

"Blinded by glory and refusing innovation"? That's rich! :p

Indeed they are successful, despite not making a product tailor-made to...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 12-25-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 845
Posted By ChrisPlatt
I'm willing to bet Domke has sold more F-5XB bags...

I'm willing to bet Domke has sold more F-5XB bags than any other model.
Why mess with success? They have already brought out A and C variants.

Little tweaks you can do yourself.
I had the zipper...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-24-2018
Replies: 173
Views: 10,474
Posted By ChrisPlatt
I just acquired a Ricoh GR which offers excellent...

I just acquired a Ricoh GR which offers excellent IQ in a very pocketable package.
As previously mentioned I also use a slew of truly pocketable 35mm film cameras.

Chris
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 12-24-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 845
Posted By ChrisPlatt
Perfectly good classic Domke models sell for half...

Perfectly good classic Domke models sell for half the price.



Why?

Chris
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-20-2018
Replies: 41
Views: 1,974
Posted By ChrisPlatt
Freestyle sells a Microdol-X clone. Chris

Freestyle sells a Microdol-X clone.

Chris
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-15-2018
Replies: 80
Views: 2,545
Posted By ChrisPlatt
IMO 35mm slides are too small to view and assess...

IMO 35mm slides are too small to view and assess unaided,
and I don't want to do the Colonel Klink routine with a loupe.

I just bought one of these for previewing...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-13-2018
Replies: 80
Views: 2,545
Posted By ChrisPlatt
Those are listed below "OTHER PREMIUM SERVICES...

Those are listed below "OTHER PREMIUM SERVICES NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE".

I haven't used them since their recent move so I suggest you call before sending them anything.

Chris
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-13-2018
Replies: 80
Views: 2,545
Posted By ChrisPlatt
In USA we have a mail-order lab that specializes...

In USA we have a mail-order lab that specializes in BW reversal processing:

http://dr5.us/index.html (http://dr5.us/index.html)

http://dr5.com (http://dr5.com)

Chris
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-09-2018
Replies: 80
Views: 2,545
Posted By ChrisPlatt
A niche product perhaps, but Kodak must think...

A niche product perhaps, but Kodak must think they'll sell enough of it
to justify the cost of gearing up for production of the new Ektachrome.

Chris
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 12-09-2018
Replies: 34
Views: 1,632
Posted By ChrisPlatt
Forum glitch

Please delete this duplicate post.
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 12-09-2018
Replies: 34
Views: 1,632
Posted By ChrisPlatt
Primitive autoflash

For flash aperture was coupled to distance on these and some other cameras.

The first electronic flash units were manual only, providing full-power flashes.
Remember this was before the advent of...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-09-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 788
Posted By ChrisPlatt
Spoiled by classic 35mm gear

I have tried various types of medium format cameras.
Image quality was slightly better for some types of subjects, under certain conditions.

However not one of them handled nearly as well as any...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-08-2018
Replies: 80
Views: 2,545
Posted By ChrisPlatt
35mm slides can be sorted on a light table but...

35mm slides can be sorted on a light table but it's not satisfying for viewing.
Most small handheld viewers are inconvenient and can distort.

IMO some sort of projector is required.
Kodak...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-04-2018
Replies: 39
Views: 4,570
Posted By ChrisPlatt
After over six months I finally observed a one...

After over six months I finally observed a one stop decrease in meter reading on my Konica C35V.
I removed the Toshiba 675 hearing aid battery. There was no evidence of leakage.

Chris
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 12-03-2018
Replies: 34
Views: 1,632
Posted By ChrisPlatt
My first one was sexy black and gave me some nice...

My first one was sexy black and gave me some nice images.
I sent it to Greyhoundman for CLA right before he disappeared and I never got it back. :mad:

I recently bought a very nice C35V, the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-26-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 820
Posted By ChrisPlatt
I have a couple of later Praktica bayonet mount...

I have a couple of later Praktica bayonet mount bodies.
They use the still commonly available PX28 6V battery.

Chris
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-25-2018
Replies: 70
Views: 6,135
Posted By ChrisPlatt
The scans of the 35mm negatives look a little...

The scans of the 35mm negatives look a little grainy. Were they exposed at EI 400?
If so I'd probably overexpose and underdevelop a little; it might yield an improvement.

I see neither Ultrafine...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 11-25-2018
Replies: 102
Views: 3,815
Posted By ChrisPlatt
Don't rule out scale or zone focus compacts. Many...

Don't rule out scale or zone focus compacts.
Many are nearly as fast to use as AF models.

Chris
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-19-2018
Replies: 70
Views: 6,135
Posted By ChrisPlatt
The Ultrafine Xtreme 400 data sheet says...

The Ultrafine Xtreme 400 data sheet says development time for HC-110 Dilution B is 5 minutes @ 68°.
5 minutes doesn't give much room for error so I'd probably opt for Dilution H. Has anyone tried...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-19-2018
Replies: 8,958
Views: 874,978
Posted By ChrisPlatt
Pentax S3V body Pentax H3 body w/Auto Takumar...

Pentax S3V body

Pentax H3 body w/Auto Takumar 35/3.5, 55/1.8 & 135/3.5 lenses

Super Takumar 105/2.8 lens

Chris
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-19-2018
Replies: 70
Views: 6,135
Posted By ChrisPlatt
This film looks pretty good in 120. I'd love to...

This film looks pretty good in 120.
I'd love to see some results from the 35mm version as well.

Chris
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-15-2018
Replies: 195
Views: 12,458
Posted By ChrisPlatt
I normally underexpose slide film a bit but not...

I normally underexpose slide film a bit but not that much.
Is this possibly a scanner issue?
Do they look the same on a light table or when projected?

If so and results like this are typical speed...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 11-12-2018
Replies: 42
Views: 12,932
Posted By ChrisPlatt
Later Sears 35rf was based on Ricoh 500 ME (which...

Later Sears 35rf was based on Ricoh 500 ME (which replaced the 500G):

https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-CQcTNPuhGQ8/Udl_bvxgDDI/AAAAAAAAIpY/I4USVs-Jpb4/s1600/IMG_4380.jpg

Chris
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-12-2018
Replies: 195
Views: 12,458
Posted By ChrisPlatt
If film sales are up as claimed perhaps we will...

If film sales are up as claimed perhaps we will see some new film scanners.
If nothing else the reintroduction of Ektachrome can only be a hopeful sign.

Chris
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-09-2018
Replies: 195
Views: 12,458
Posted By ChrisPlatt
Have you ever used transparency film? Chris

Have you ever used transparency film?

Chris
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-07-2018
Replies: 52
Views: 2,889
Posted By ChrisPlatt
I too have been disappointed by the needless...

I too have been disappointed by the needless complexity of the digital cameras I have tried.

Colton's comments are spot-on. When they make a digital as simple as the K1000 I'm in.

Chris
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-06-2018
Replies: 197
Views: 11,525
Posted By ChrisPlatt
It will be interesting to see consumer...

It will be interesting to see consumer reaction.
I anticipate accurate rendition and muted colors.

Will customers want something more "vivid"?
And will Kodak tweak it based on reviews?

Chris
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-29-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 1,057
Posted By ChrisPlatt
If it is old and was improperly stored it should...

If it is old and was improperly stored it should be perfect for Lomography! ;)

Chris
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-26-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 1,057
Posted By ChrisPlatt
Limited time "offer"!

What a deal!

Get ready for this auction to be removed by eBay,
and any buyers will wait for their refunds.

Chris
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-23-2018
Replies: 197
Views: 11,525
Posted By ChrisPlatt
Looking forward to seeing first results with new...

Looking forward to seeing first results with new Ektachrome film posted...

Chris
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 10-21-2018
Replies: 124
Views: 18,865
Posted By ChrisPlatt
If a 35mm lens only yes, why not? If a 50mm lens...

If a 35mm lens only yes, why not?

If a 50mm lens only I might leave the camera home.

I am not nostalgic for when I owned but one lens - a 50mm...

Chris
Forum: RFF News 10-19-2018
Replies: 151
Views: 8,280
Posted By ChrisPlatt
Gr8 4 sk8ers! Chris

Gr8 4 sk8ers!

Chris
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-15-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 2,433
Posted By ChrisPlatt
Looks like a well-stocked camera store from 25...

Looks like a well-stocked camera store from 25 years ago.

Chris
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-14-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 1,336
Posted By ChrisPlatt
Unfounded fears

Some photographic chemicals are toxic to varying degrees. Most commonly used today are pretty benign.
This issue has been overblown to consumers, especially by those selling digital cameras and...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-14-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 423
Posted By ChrisPlatt
What's more frustrating than a camera you cannot...

What's more frustrating than a camera you cannot use because
the tape failed and the exposed film can't be rewound in the field?

I have been using 3M Scotch Super 33+ electrical tape for...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-14-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 646
Posted By ChrisPlatt
I'm thinking about designing a film back to fit...

I'm thinking about designing a film back to fit digital cameras.
Feel free to send me cash... ;)

Chris
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-13-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 1,336
Posted By ChrisPlatt
Genny would probably dissolve film. Chris

Genny would probably dissolve film.

Chris
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-13-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 1,336
Posted By ChrisPlatt
D76 is great, but there are plenty of other...

D76 is great, but there are plenty of other excellent developers.
Suggest next time you buy one in liquid or syrup concentrate form.

Chris
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-12-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 1,336
Posted By ChrisPlatt
When I was a poor student this was always the...

When I was a poor student this was always the cheapest form of chemistry.
I inhaled plenty of D76 and Kodak fixer. It was irritating, though I can't
be sure of any long term health effects. It was...
Forum: Other RF 10-11-2018
Replies: 32
Views: 3,135
Posted By ChrisPlatt
Looks very nice. Kowa made some interesting...

Looks very nice. Kowa made some interesting cameras.

I have always wanted a Kowa Komaflex-S, an SLR that uses 127 film,
but I never found a clean working example.

Their novelty "Ramera" combined...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 10-11-2018
Replies: 52
Views: 1,876
Posted By ChrisPlatt
35mm (~75%) and 85-105mm (~10%) fixed focal...

35mm (~75%) and 85-105mm (~10%) fixed focal length lenses cover most of my photos.

Reasons for choosing fixed focal length lens are the usual ones:
Sharpness, speed, ease of focusing and selective...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-09-2018
Replies: 100
Views: 2,820
Posted By ChrisPlatt
I have always fancied owning a Leica M2 made in...

I have always fancied owning a Leica M2 made in 1961, the year of my birth.
I'm fairly sure I will never have one though, and accept it.

Chris
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-08-2018
Replies: 8,958
Views: 874,978
Posted By ChrisPlatt
Minolta XE from Japan Chris

Minolta XE from Japan

Chris
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 10-06-2018
Replies: 39
Views: 4,570
Posted By ChrisPlatt
My first foray into zinc-air cells

I've been testing a 675 1.4V hearing aid battery in a Konica C35V. I "dry fire" a few frames several times a week.
So far in about four months I see no significant change in exposure reading when...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-06-2018
Replies: 167
Views: 28,830
Posted By ChrisPlatt
100% ;) Chris

100% ;)

Chris
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-30-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 563
Posted By ChrisPlatt
Craphy lens

I stumbled across this interesting brand name camera lens on Amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/CRAPHY-Aperture-Cleaning-Digital-Cameras/dp/B07CSVKM25...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-28-2018
Replies: 89
Views: 3,974
Posted By ChrisPlatt
The SMC Pentax 35mm f/3.5 lens is also superb. It...

The SMC Pentax 35mm f/3.5 lens is also superb.
It fits later Pentax bayonet (K) mount cameras.

Chris
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-27-2018
Replies: 89
Views: 3,974
Posted By ChrisPlatt
The Spotmatic exposure meter works just fine when...

The Spotmatic exposure meter works just fine when used wisely.

Chris
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-25-2018
Replies: 37
Views: 1,419
Posted By ChrisPlatt
A good excuse for me to place a Freestyle order!...

A good excuse for me to place a Freestyle order! :)

Chris
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-23-2018
Replies: 74
Views: 2,250
Posted By ChrisPlatt
Here's...

Here's one:

http://kmp.pentaxians.eu/lenses/wide-angle/k30f2-8/ (http://kmp.pentaxians.eu/lenses/wide-angle/k30f2-8/)

Pentax K (bayonet) SLR manual focus lens

Very good but not common and not...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-22-2018
Replies: 89
Views: 3,974
Posted By ChrisPlatt
Another good reason to become a Spotmatic and...

Another good reason to become a Spotmatic and Takumar owner:
Eric Hendrickson (pentaxs.com) still services them at very reasonable cost.

Chris
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-21-2018
Replies: 8,958
Views: 874,978
Posted By ChrisPlatt
Walz Wide camera from...

Walz Wide camera from 1958:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3234/3130902204_308dd3c439_m.jpg

Chris
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-19-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 706
Posted By ChrisPlatt
3M Super 33+ remains stable and secure in...

3M Super 33+ remains stable and secure in extremes of temperature and humidity.
It is the standard product used in the US electrical industry.

It was the product issued by my former employer;...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-18-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 706
Posted By ChrisPlatt
I had similar experiences using my Nikon FM/2...

I had similar experiences using my Nikon FM/2 with Nikon MD-11/12.
I solved the problem by using 3M Scotch Super 33+ electrical tape.

Wrap it around spool and attach on both sides as Pioneer...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-16-2018
Replies: 43
Views: 1,348
Posted By ChrisPlatt
Digital shooters just wouldn't...

Digital shooters just wouldn't understand...

Chris (see signature)
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 09-12-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 1,220
Posted By ChrisPlatt
Most compact alternative

The Fujifilm fitted leather "eveready" case for the X100 is very nice.
You can store spare batteries and SD cards in your pockets.

Chris
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-07-2018
Replies: 49
Views: 1,740
Posted By ChrisPlatt
Nostalgia is a disease. Most of us are sufferers...

Nostalgia is a disease. Most of us are sufferers to some extent.

You can fight it or embrace it to suit your needs, psychological or political.

Chris
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-07-2018
Replies: 173
Views: 10,474
Posted By ChrisPlatt
A good truly pocketable camera won't get in the...

A good truly pocketable camera won't get in the way or be a burden to carry.

Chris
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-05-2018
Replies: 74
Views: 2,250
Posted By ChrisPlatt
50mm is normal - if you are a cyclops. I have...

50mm is normal - if you are a cyclops.

I have two eyes, with overlapping fields of view and peripheral vision.
Don't you? ;)

Chris
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