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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Day Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 434
Posted By dof
Here's one from the R6 and 50mm Summicron. I sure...

Here's one from the R6 and 50mm Summicron. I sure do love the close focus distance on this lens. This is Tri-X developed in...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 4 Days Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 232
Posted By dof
Thanks for the mention, Mike!

Thanks for the mention, Mike!
Forum: Photo Software 1 Week Ago
Replies: 59
Views: 1,599
Posted By dof
No, you're not alone, Peter! I’ve balked at all...

No, you're not alone, Peter!


I’ve balked at all subscription-based software purchases and have been holding the line with Lightroom 6.8 on MacOS Sierra for my image editing and DAM. The feature set...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 1 Week Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 479
Posted By dof
I visited Barcelona in 2013 with 35mm, 50mm and...

I visited Barcelona in 2013 with 35mm, 50mm and 90mm lenses in tow. All of them saw use on that trip. Surprisingly, my favorite images were shot with the 90. That's a rarity for me and likely more a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 2,659
Views: 786,433
Posted By dof
From memory, it looks like the protective base...

From memory, it looks like the protective base that shipped with the FM2. Bought mine in 1985 so the memory might be a little faulty at this point!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,555
Views: 275,425
Posted By dof
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/galler...

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/20045/U20045I1559499320.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 897
Posted By dof
Nicely done, Colton. Congratulations! I too love...

Nicely done, Colton. Congratulations! I too love how you chose pairings of images. The themes resonate and the set is impressively cohesive.
Forum: Photo Software 05-05-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 395
Posted By dof
Thank you, Jarski!

Thank you, Jarski!
Forum: Photo Software 05-05-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 395
Posted By dof
Thanks for your insights into options, Godfrey. I...

Thanks for your insights into options, Godfrey. I also appreciate your optimism regarding change. It truly is inevitable.

Folks - please forgive me a digression in the thread while we're on the...
Forum: Photo Software 05-04-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 395
Posted By dof
Aperture Support Ending With MacOS Mojave

The end of the line is coming for folks using Aperture who also need to stay up-to-date with the latest version of the MacOS. Apple has announced that MacOS Mojave will be the last version that...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-31-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,229
Posted By dof
Crazy! Thank goodness they used safety film!

Crazy! Thank goodness they used safety film!
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 03-14-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 360
Posted By dof
I can't speak to the specifics of the D2, but...

I can't speak to the specifics of the D2, but I've used one of these to align my Saunders:


https://www.versalab.com/PARALLEL.html
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 02-16-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 589
Posted By dof
I've used a Nikon SC-17 TTL sync cable to get...

I've used a Nikon SC-17 TTL sync cable to get around the lack of head movements on the SF24D. The pins are the same so it's a perfect electrical pairing.

Admittedly, adding the cable can make for...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-06-2019
Replies: 8,778
Views: 855,434
Posted By dof
I'm about to join the Zeiss 35 f2.0 Biogon owners...

I'm about to join the Zeiss 35 f2.0 Biogon owners club. It should arrive on Tuesday. I'm excited!
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-31-2018
Replies: 113
Views: 4,330
Posted By dof
Here's one from this year's SantaCon in San...

Here's one from this year's SantaCon in San Francisco. It's my favorite image from this year because it's the most surreal straight capture I've ever...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-30-2018
Replies: 70
Views: 1,352
Posted By dof
Lately it's been the M10-P along with the v5 50mm...

Lately it's been the M10-P along with the v5 50mm Summicron and 40mm Minolta Rokkor-M. The more classic rendering of these lenses along with their more modern coatings make for a look on the M10...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-01-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 487
Posted By dof
I've never used one. I carried my M8 into all...

I've never used one. I carried my M8 into all kinds of experiences without it seeing any real harm. It got one brightened beauty mark on its top plate in the ten years I owned it.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 10-28-2018
Replies: 41
Views: 1,384
Posted By dof
I used the accessory grip on the M8 for years and...

I used the accessory grip on the M8 for years and found it made carrying the camera more comfortable. While that didn't have a direct impact on shooting or the sharpness of my pictures, it did help...
Forum: Digital Compacts 09-28-2018
Replies: 125
Views: 4,186
Posted By dof
I love that Zeiss have entered into the market...

I love that Zeiss have entered into the market with a digital body and hope it's a sign of many good things to come. This camera's feature set however doesn't offer anything that makes me need or...
Forum: Fuji X Series 09-11-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 1,379
Posted By dof
I genuinely hope so. I've used an X-T1 for four...

I genuinely hope so. I've used an X-T1 for four years and think it's a wonderful camera. A good friend swears by his X-T2 and comments that it's a noticeably better camera than the 1st incarnation....
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-17-2018
Replies: 80
Views: 8,947
Posted By dof
I use the Artisan & Artist leather straps on most...

I use the Artisan & Artist leather straps on most of my cameras.

http://artisan-n-artist.com/product_detail.php?id=113
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-05-2018
Replies: 1
Views: 315
Posted By dof
Hello, The M6TTL is the one film M-series...

Hello,


The M6TTL is the one film M-series camera I've owned. I came to exact same conclusions you did. I remember being shocked to discover how easily the batteries could be drained without the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-04-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 341
Posted By dof
It's good to know its legendary exposure latitude...

It's good to know its legendary exposure latitude extends to another stop when pulled. Agreed on the typical speeds - I shoot it at 200, at least when I'm paying attention! ;)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-04-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 341
Posted By dof
Thanks to Marty as well! Ask and ye shall...

Thanks to Marty as well! Ask and ye shall receive, indeed.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-04-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 341
Posted By dof
Thanks so much Mackinaw and Steve M.! That gives...

Thanks so much Mackinaw and Steve M.! That gives me plenty to work with.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-04-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 341
Posted By dof
Tri-X Exposed at E.I. 80

Hello!

I recently finished a roll of what I thought was Plus-X, only to discover an exposed roll of Tri-X in the camera. The entire roll was exposed at ISO 80. Wonder if people have recommendations...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-14-2018
Replies: 81
Views: 5,638
Posted By dof
If it came down to just one combo, I'd go with:...

If it came down to just one combo, I'd go with:

Leica M6 TTL
35mm Summicron ASPH
Tri-X
D-76 1:1

Was definitely torn between the 35mm and the 50mm Summicrons - I consider them the "wide normal" and...
Forum: Photo Software 07-02-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,474
Posted By dof
Thanks to both Sebastian and DWIG for posting...

Thanks to both Sebastian and DWIG for posting your findings here! Much appreciated.
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 06-10-2018
Replies: 2,231
Sticky: User Feedback
Views: 248,122
Posted By dof
Seller: Jbig

I bought a Hasselblad Bay60 filter from John. His communication was great, the item is exactly as described and it arrived within a few days, as promised.


Would definitely do business with him...
Forum: Chris Crawford 05-27-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 1,770
Posted By dof
All the best to you, Chris!

All the best to you, Chris!
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 05-04-2018
Replies: 52
Views: 2,429
Posted By dof
Congratulations! Well earned, sir!

Congratulations! Well earned, sir!
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-20-2018
Replies: 578
Views: 33,936
Posted By dof
My fixed M-Monochrom body arrived home yesterday....

My fixed M-Monochrom body arrived home yesterday. It came as a surprise, with no advance notice from Leica that it was on its way. It went out for repair at the end of last July so roughly an 8-month...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 04-14-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 1,772
Posted By dof
A quick Amaz** search from here in the US shows...

A quick Amaz** search from here in the US shows a number of the Sonnet Tech adapters still in stock. Sonnet Tech's website lists them as a discontinued item, so it's a good idea to stock up...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 04-14-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 729
Posted By dof
Thanks for this! I'm hemming & hawing about...

Thanks for this! I'm hemming & hawing about visiting NYC this Summer and this helps to tip the scales. ;)
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-30-2018
Replies: 252
Views: 21,699
Posted By dof
Q: Why did the hipster burn her mouth on the...

Q: Why did the hipster burn her mouth on the pizza?

A: Because she ate it before it was cool.




I'm here all week!
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 03-29-2018
Replies: 49
Views: 2,838
Posted By dof
Not when you see the prints in person.

Not when you see the prints in person.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-17-2018
Replies: 114
Views: 3,571
Posted By dof
Lately, it's the combo that I always come back...

Lately, it's the combo that I always come back to:

Leica M6 TTL with a 35mm Summicron ASPH
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-26-2018
Replies: 43
Views: 2,444
Posted By dof
Ah, the 50. My long-time favorite focal length....

Ah, the 50. My long-time favorite focal length. I've used several of them. Here are my favorites:

Summilux-M e46 f1.4
APO-Summicron f2.0
Zeiss C-Sonnar f1.5
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-19-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 786
Posted By dof
That's one of my standard combos. Experimentation...

That's one of my standard combos. Experimentation and documentation have been the key for all success in my working methods. I've kept a journal or "Darkroom Cookbook" of my experiences with...
Forum: Chris Crawford 02-04-2018
Replies: 45
Views: 2,382
Posted By dof
Glad to hear you're turning the corner and...

Glad to hear you're turning the corner and feeling better, Chris. Take care of yourself.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 01-29-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 1,153
Posted By dof
My 2 lens rig is Fuji's 23mm f1.4 and the Zeiss...

My 2 lens rig is Fuji's 23mm f1.4 and the Zeiss 32mm f1.8. I have the 56, but so rarely need the reach that it doesn't come along when 2 lenses are all I can carry. I must admit the 16mm has tempted...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-28-2018
Replies: 42
Views: 3,968
Posted By dof
My favorites are a little contradictory - some...

My favorites are a little contradictory - some classic and some highly corrected optics top the list. In no particular order: Leica Summulix-M 50mm f1.4 pre-aspheric e46 - It's nearly as dreamy as...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 01-19-2018
Replies: 2,399
Views: 347,103
Posted By dof
"Anders Petersen" A 2013 monograph from...

"Anders Petersen"

A 2013 monograph from Bokforlaget Max Strom. I was delighted to discover this book on a recent trip to Los Angeles. I was also surprised that I'd never heard of Petersen before....
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-06-2018
Replies: 353
Views: 23,230
Posted By dof
Fun thread! Hasselblad 500/CM Leica M6 TTL ...

Fun thread!
Hasselblad 500/CM
Leica M6 TTL
Kodak Brownie Holiday Flash
Fuji X-T2
Leica M Monochrom
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-09-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 1,361
Posted By dof
Sherry Krauter fixed my R6 about five years ago....

Sherry Krauter fixed my R6 about five years ago. When I first inquired about it, she recommended I consider simply buying a new body rather than have the repair work done. One issue for the R cameras...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-23-2017
Replies: 92
Views: 4,117
Posted By dof
I use an M6, an R6 and an FM2, each with native...

I use an M6, an R6 and an FM2, each with native lenses. The shutter on the R6 feels less responsive relative to the others in part due to the travel of the release mechanism. That can be tuned by a...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-18-2017
Replies: 578
Views: 33,936
Posted By dof
So true, John! Like Raid, I was unable to detect...

So true, John!

Like Raid, I was unable to detect evidence of corrosion on my MM sensor, but sent it in to have Leica confirm regardless. The mechanisms they employ did find corrosion - and so I wait...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-18-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 772
Posted By dof
The 28mm Summicron was designed by Michael Heiden.

The 28mm Summicron was designed by Michael Heiden.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 11-17-2017
Replies: 39
Views: 2,174
Posted By dof
I sent mine at the end of July. My first thought...

I sent mine at the end of July. My first thought when I saw this thread was, "That reminds me! I should check in on this." After reading your post, I think I'm better off not peering into how the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-07-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 1,130
Posted By dof
Was that the Rameses special edition?

Was that the Rameses special edition?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-01-2017
Replies: 48
Views: 3,712
Posted By dof
Ah, AgfaPan 25 in 120! I shot it at ISO 12 and...

Ah, AgfaPan 25 in 120! I shot it at ISO 12 and processed in Rodinal. I miss that combo.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-04-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 1,974
Posted By dof
Beautiful pictures, Roland.

Beautiful pictures, Roland.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-04-2017
Replies: 36
Views: 1,503
Posted By dof
Maybe... if the set were the Hermes edition MP! ;)

Maybe... if the set were the Hermes edition MP! ;)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-04-2017
Replies: 193
Views: 34,798
Posted By dof
Interesting discussion and one that makes me...

Interesting discussion and one that makes me pause a moment on my life with cameras. For as long as I've been taking pictures, it funny that I've never owned an auto-focus film camera. In fact, the...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-02-2017
Replies: 90
Views: 4,009
Posted By dof
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/galler...

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/20045/U20045I1504412827.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Jim Lager - Leica Historian 09-02-2017
Replies: 23
Views: 1,894
Posted By dof
Welcome and hello, Jim!

Welcome and hello, Jim!
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-01-2017
Replies: 90
Views: 2,579
Posted By dof
Snollygoster

Snollygoster
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 09-01-2017
Replies: 75
Views: 6,989
Posted By dof
My Monochrom is at Leica now having its sensor...

My Monochrom is at Leica now having its sensor replaced too. I did take them up on trading my M9, but not the Monochrom - that one's a keeper. Glad its working life is about to be prolonged.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-31-2017
Replies: 65
Views: 4,227
Posted By dof
These are terrific. My own love of the 40mm -...

These are terrific. My own love of the 40mm - 55mm focal length range was the hook. The pictures are the reward.

Thanks!
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-31-2017
Replies: 578
Views: 33,936
Posted By dof
I'll add my own, in-progress experience to the...

I'll add my own, in-progress experience to the thread. My Monochrom didn't show any obvious signs of sensor corrosion but I wanted to have it checked and confirmed prior to the August 16th cut-off...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-28-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 1,974
Posted By dof
I too found the original hood to be "less then...

I too found the original hood to be "less then optimal" and bought a copy of the metal version when it became available. I thought the cost then was insane. Glad I got it when I did!
Forum: RFF News 08-28-2017
Replies: 32
Views: 2,140
Posted By dof
This is exciting news. Welcome to the community...

This is exciting news. Welcome to the community here, Jim!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-27-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 1,974
Posted By dof
One of my favorite Leica lenses. Its rendering...

One of my favorite Leica lenses. Its rendering sits in a sweet spot between the pre-aspheric designs and the modern Leica design philosophy. For me this makes it great for use on film as the contrast...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-18-2017
Replies: 40
Views: 3,586
Posted By dof
The Jobo brought a consistency to 35mm, roll and...

The Jobo brought a consistency to 35mm, roll and sheet film development that I didn't find using hand agitation methods. After using the thing for 18 years, I guess I just don't question whether it's...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 08-14-2017
Replies: 84
Views: 7,409
Posted By dof
Tape Op. That's about it.

Tape Op.

That's about it.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-23-2017
Replies: 23
Views: 1,801
Posted By dof
Seconded! I just caught the Penn show at the...

Seconded!

I just caught the Penn show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC. It was a master class in composition and print making.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-23-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 557
Posted By dof
I used one of those for carrying my 500 CM w/80mm...

I used one of those for carrying my 500 CM w/80mm lens for years!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-23-2017
Replies: 33
Views: 2,145
Posted By dof
Hi Kevin, There's lot's of solid advice here....

Hi Kevin,

There's lot's of solid advice here. I'll add that the more modern lens coatings of the Summarit bring an advantage in flare resistance over those in the Summilux V2.

I had a DR Summicron...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-23-2017
Replies: 122
Views: 33,088
Posted By dof
To add my purely subjective thoughts to the list,...

To add my purely subjective thoughts to the list, I've shot a number of the manual focus Nikon and Leica lenses over the years. A few of them stand out from the pack:

Nikon:
24mm f2.8 AIS - This is...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-09-2017
Replies: 65
Views: 5,668
Posted By dof
I've owned the 35mm & 75mm Summiluxes and the...

I've owned the 35mm & 75mm Summiluxes and the 24mm Elmarit. The 24 and 35 hail from the same design era when manufacturing aspherical lens elements at scale became technically feasible. Being close...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-07-2017
Replies: 252
Views: 21,699
Posted By dof
The past, the present and the future walk into a...

The past, the present and the future walk into a bar. It was tense.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 01-07-2017
Replies: 5,248
Views: 786,422
Posted By dof
As a guitarist for the past 39 years and a...

As a guitarist for the past 39 years and a photographer for 33, I commend you on so deftly describing the relationship between a musician and their art as this single image does. "Well done!", I say!
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 01-07-2017
Replies: 354
Sticky: RIP Tom A
Views: 50,058
Posted By dof
Rest in peace, Tom. The genuine good will and...

Rest in peace, Tom. The genuine good will and humor you've brought to this community have enriched my life. I appreciate all you've taught by your example of how a life can be well-lived.

Thank...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-14-2016
Replies: 12,028
Views: 4,428,567
Posted By dof
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/20045/U20045I1293500962.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-22-2016
Replies: 111
Views: 11,764
Posted By dof
My dream lens is still the Bi-Elmar-M 35-50 f2.8.

My dream lens is still the Bi-Elmar-M 35-50 f2.8.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-18-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 5,533
Posted By dof
I understand that the M6 does not require a...

I understand that the M6 does not require a battery be installed when firing a flash. It's an advantage it holds when being compared to the M6 ttl.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-11-2016
Replies: 85
Views: 18,463
Posted By dof
Here's one from the Elmarit-M version. This is...

Here's one from the Elmarit-M version. This is one of those lenses that I bought, sold, missed, and bought again. It's perfectly balanced between performance, size, handling and speed - a true gem in...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-09-2016
Replies: 58
Views: 3,818
Posted By dof
I think the Fuji X-Pro concept may have taken...

I think the Fuji X-Pro concept may have taken hold in more than just the financial realm. In the last generation, EVFs grew out of the "Acceptable, but Not Really 'There' Yet" stage into being "Kind...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-09-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 5,716
Posted By dof
I can agree with Marek from experience with the...

I can agree with Marek from experience with the 35 Elmarit and 50 Summicron. I'll agree with him on the rest based on his tasty images. Here's one of mine from the 50 -...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 03-10-2016
Replies: 32
Views: 2,845
Posted By dof
For me it's an old Panasonic cassette tape...

For me it's an old Panasonic cassette tape player, but yes, I regularly listen to music in the darkroom. It's rather like having a friend around for an otherwise solitary experience.

Unlike...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-07-2016
Replies: 205
Views: 27,243
Posted By dof
I've bought a few new items. No regrets with any...

I've bought a few new items. No regrets with any of them.

More than 10 years ago:

M6 TTL - in 1999My first Leica and I thought it would be my last. Boy what a slippery slope I entered into with...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 01-30-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 3,375
Posted By dof
This only needs to make sense to you. Work with...

This only needs to make sense to you. Work with it. If it's useful, work with it. If not, jettison it.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-27-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 1,899
Posted By dof
I've had the Monochrom for 7 months now and most...

I've had the Monochrom for 7 months now and most of my photos have been shot at either ISO 320 or 2500. I tend to set the camera to 320 when I get up in the morning and crank it up to 2500 when...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-14-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 1,671
Posted By dof
Shoot RAW files. Even if you also shoot JPEG,...

Shoot RAW files.

Even if you also shoot JPEG, shoot RAW files.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-10-2015
Replies: 121
Views: 35,522
Posted By dof
It's the MM for me, by a long shot.

It's the MM for me, by a long shot.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 12-01-2014
Replies: 201
Views: 16,939
Posted By dof
Best wishes for a quick return to health Stewart....

Best wishes for a quick return to health Stewart. All the best to you and yours.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 11-07-2014
Replies: 45
Views: 4,778
Posted By dof
Yes! What we have here is an iconic image of...

Yes! What we have here is an iconic image of manliness in the 20th century, as imagined from the early part of the century, but updated for the latter. (It would appear that we can forgive the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-19-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 4,713
Posted By dof
I can't pick 5 current production cameras, as I...

I can't pick 5 current production cameras, as I haven't used many.

My fave new model is definitely the Leica M-Monochrom.
The Holga 120N is another classic.
The Arca-Swiss F-Line C deserves esteemed...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-16-2014
Replies: 79
Views: 9,091
Posted By dof
Nice to see this thread pop up again. Sometimes...

Nice to see this thread pop up again. Sometimes life brings us pleasant surprises.

I was planning to bring the Ultra-Pro to a recent electronics recycling day where I work, and decided on a whim to...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-05-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 4,752
Posted By dof
I used to rent darkroom time in the basement of a...

I used to rent darkroom time in the basement of a cafe a few blocks from my house. I supplied the "sound system" there - a Panasonic cassette recorder. I still have the trove of tapes I played there....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-17-2014
Replies: 79
Views: 9,264
Posted By dof
Since this appears to be a response to my earlier...

Since this appears to be a response to my earlier comment, I feel a need to clarify the spirit of my statement.

I agree with the notion that you will get the best pictures with the camera that you...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-16-2014
Replies: 79
Views: 9,264
Posted By dof
Keep the one you're more emotionally invested in....

Keep the one you're more emotionally invested in. If you have equal attachment to both, then the practical arguments regarding cost of replacement, opportunity cost, etc. hold more sway.

I think Red...
Forum: Film vs Digital 05-13-2014
Replies: 119
Views: 16,416
Posted By dof
I find qualities that I enjoy about both sets of...

I find qualities that I enjoy about both sets of images. Each is unique, and in my opinion appropriate to the subject.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-27-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,518
Posted By dof
Thank you, Jaap!

Thank you, Jaap!
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-27-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,518
Posted By dof
That's easily the best writeup on the MM I've...

That's easily the best writeup on the MM I've seen yet. Possibly any camera. How refreshing to see so wide a range of topics reported; covering the technical, personal and philosophical aspects of...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-26-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,518
Posted By dof
Hi Jaap, I am curious to know the reason behind...

Hi Jaap,

I am curious to know the reason behind your suggestion to avoid use of the Clarity slider.

My mind wanders to thoughts of the feature's edge detection algorithm having been optimized for a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-13-2014
Replies: 88
Views: 9,277
Posted By dof
That hasn't been my experience at Gasser's, but...

That hasn't been my experience at Gasser's, but I've been going there for so long that some of the staff are rather like distant relatives at this point. Specifically to your point though, I think...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-13-2014
Replies: 88
Views: 9,277
Posted By dof
Sadly, we can add a "shutter" to that...

Sadly, we can add a "shutter" to that (shudder):

Photographer's Supply will close its doors in early April. What I've heard is that the owner passed on last Fall and the family has decided they...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-13-2014
Replies: 88
Views: 9,277
Posted By dof
Wow. I have a mono-light at their Chicago...

Wow. I have a mono-light at their Chicago facility for repair there now. I hope I'll be able to retrieve it in a fixed state!

Please wish me luck!
Forum: RFF Polls 02-26-2014
Replies: 131
Poll: Winter Sucks
Views: 9,582
Posted By dof
Being as I am from Minnesota, I know a lot about...

Being as I am from Minnesota, I know a lot about the brutality that Winter can heap upon us. I know the beauty it can bring as well. Sadly it lasts far too long in many places.

I propose a new...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-26-2014
Replies: 55
Views: 15,393
Posted By dof
It no doubt requires a great deal of effort. And...

It no doubt requires a great deal of effort. And that so many of us keep running back for more says a lot about the community that's evolved here.

I offer my thanks as well!
Forum: RFF Polls 02-20-2014
Replies: 73
Views: 7,165
Posted By dof
This poll is hilarious - well done for baiting...

This poll is hilarious - well done for baiting the trolls and aficianados alike!
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-20-2014
Replies: 2,578
Views: 492,584
Posted By dof
I think this is the one. Warts and...

I think this is the one. Warts and all...

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7361/12665167333_37a79fed15_o.jpg
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-13-2014
Replies: 70
Views: 5,240
Posted By dof
I'm saddened that you just ran over my dog. I...

I'm saddened that you just ran over my dog. I think I'll take solace shooting the R6 with the 50mm Summicron.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-23-2014
Replies: 35
Views: 5,419
Posted By dof
I'll add to the chorus about your lovely shot, J....

I'll add to the chorus about your lovely shot, J. Scooter.

My "Spidey-Sense" tingled about Kodak possibly discontinuing Plus-X a few years back and I began stocking up on it about a year before they...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-15-2014
Replies: 314
Views: 86,039
Posted By dof
I take a combination approach: Every roll gets...

I take a combination approach:

Every roll gets scanned by a local lab at a resolution that allows for decent 4x6 prints. Those scans, when imported into Lightroom effectively become contact prints,...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-15-2014
Replies: 59
Views: 5,224
Posted By dof
The Leica R6 & R6.2 have so-called "Selective"...

The Leica R6 & R6.2 have so-called "Selective" (spot) and "Integral" (center-weighted full field) metering options. The metering choice is made with the dial at the base of the shutter speed dial....
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-15-2014
Replies: 52
Views: 6,815
Posted By dof
I've noticed this trend creep into the fold for...

I've noticed this trend creep into the fold for both camera and audio gear on e*** lately. A growing number of sellers seem to have heard the quote about fools and their money and are pricing their...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-11-2014
Replies: 79
Views: 9,091
Posted By dof
Mine has to be my formerly beloved Gossen...

Mine has to be my formerly beloved Gossen Ultra-Pro meter. This was one expensive lesson in removing the batteries before storing a piece of gear for a while. The havoc that a $2.00 battery can wreak...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-29-2013
Replies: 211
Views: 17,668
Posted By dof
I'm looking forward to trying this idea out with...

I'm looking forward to trying this idea out with a CLE / 40mm M-Rokkor combo. However I'm also realistic enough to recognize that I likely won't be camera-monogamous this year.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 12-19-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 3,633
Posted By dof
My own thought is that I'll keep working on a...

My own thought is that I'll keep working on a print until "there's nothing left to fix". The point that Bob Carlos Clarke brings up teaches me that I might not be fixing the right things!

Thanks for...
Forum: RFF Polls 12-15-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 3,560
Posted By dof
I keep a "Darkroom Cookbook" that outlines all of...

I keep a "Darkroom Cookbook" that outlines all of the important aspects of my film processing. Not every roll of film gets recorded, but I do note changes in films, developers, timing and subject...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 12-14-2013
Replies: 97
Views: 10,798
Posted By dof
I've found that the choice of formats is related...

I've found that the choice of formats is related to my choices in subjects.

I switched completely to 120 (the Hasselblad) fifteen years ago and after eight years came back to the 135 fold (via...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-13-2013
Replies: 58
Views: 8,886
Posted By dof
I have owned and later sold an Ai-S copy of the...

I have owned and later sold an Ai-S copy of the Nikkor 35mm f2.0 lens. It was (and is) a fine lens. Earlier this year I got an F3 along with an Ai-S 35mm f1.4.

Having shot with both in the same...
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 10-27-2013
Replies: 66
Views: 13,267
Posted By dof
Can I just point out the purple Holga in the room...

Can I just point out the purple Holga in the room here? <insert smiley icon face here>



I've done my fair share of shooting while under the influence. It's had both positive and negative effects....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-25-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 2,218
Posted By dof
Very fine results indeed, Chris. Do you prefer...

Very fine results indeed, Chris. Do you prefer PMK to Rodinal for Pan F?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-25-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 2,218
Posted By dof
Sojourner, Noll, Brett, Haempf and Roger, Thanks...

Sojourner, Noll, Brett, Haempf and Roger,

Thanks for chiming in. I appreciate your insights.

The Rollie 80S has a great look. It appears that it and Pan F are among the few remaining lower-speed...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-24-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 2,218
Posted By dof
Thank you, Photo Smith and Marek! Interestingly,...

Thank you, Photo Smith and Marek! Interestingly, on the screen the RPX100 shots in 35mm most closely resemble the texture, if not the tonality I enjoyed from APX25. I must say though that I'm really...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-24-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 2,218
Posted By dof
Low-ISO Film/DEveloper Combos for Medium Format

Oh Dear, I've got the medium format bug again.

Once upon a time, I used and loved the looks I got from AgfaPan 25 developed in Rodinal. Great detail, wide contrast range and beautiful tonal...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-21-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 2,289
Posted By dof
Perhaps the thing I find most interesting about...

Perhaps the thing I find most interesting about the posted photos is how much the art direction in the game lends itself to an Edward Hopper-esque feeling. One in the set perfectly marries Hopper and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-20-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 2,289
Posted By dof
Rockstar's brilliance lies in how fully they...

Rockstar's brilliance lies in how fully they realize their parody of our culture in their simulation. Starting with the last title, this includes giving players abilities that allow them to interact...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 10-17-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,441
Posted By dof
You can use Selenium Toner to intensify your...

You can use Selenium Toner to intensify your negatives. I've done this in the past and was able to increase contrast by 1 1/2 grades, with a long-ish soak in a strong concentration.

I recommend...
Forum: Travel 10-02-2013
Replies: 34
Views: 2,885
Posted By dof
Not an event, but if you like to walk and the...

Not an event, but if you like to walk and the weather's nice, the Jay St. Metro Tech subway station is close to the entrance to the Brooklyn Bridge. Walking across into lower Manhattan is a real...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-30-2013
Replies: 120
Views: 9,569
Posted By dof
I too live in San Francisco and agree that I...

I too live in San Francisco and agree that I typically see someone with an M of some stripe about once every three months. Though I have to ask, do Vlad sightings count as a typical encounter? That...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-19-2013
Replies: 54
Views: 4,625
Posted By dof
I use this kit: Transition Model 500 C/M 40mm...

I use this kit:

Transition Model 500 C/M
40mm CF
80mm C
Auto Bellows
135 S
on its way: a 150 CF
A12 and A16 backs
21mm Extension Tube - highly recommended with the 80!
Forum: RFF Polls 09-17-2013
Replies: 147
Views: 25,946
Posted By dof
I'll have to politely ask permission to change my...

I'll have to politely ask permission to change my vote from 40mm to 50mm. I thought at the time that I could live with the "tweener" lens. The 50 is simply my most used and favorite focal length...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-12-2013
Replies: 132
Views: 12,094
Posted By dof
I'm not sure what there is to react to here....

I'm not sure what there is to react to here. Those who want to create something unique as photographers have always been in the minority. Perhaps we've been so accustomed to photo marketing telling...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-09-2013
Replies: 80
Views: 6,269
Posted By dof
A couple of years back, I went for about 1 1/2...

A couple of years back, I went for about 1 1/2 years without buying any new (or new to me) photo gear. I did however spend a small amount on repairs for things I already own.

Strictly as an anti-GAS...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-19-2013
Replies: 176
Views: 19,514
Posted By dof
I am fortunate to live in a larger city, and one...

I am fortunate to live in a larger city, and one with a deep history of photographers. I have bought film online, but it's a rarity. I sometimes have to go to a few different stores to get what I...
Forum: RFF Polls 07-10-2013
Replies: 60
Views: 5,551
Posted By dof
I've used a lot of Rodinal and HC-110 (favoring...

I've used a lot of Rodinal and HC-110 (favoring dilution B mostly), but my heart now belongs to D-76.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-10-2013
Replies: 31
Views: 4,124
Posted By dof
Plusses: Equal in build quality of your M4 and F...

Plusses: Equal in build quality of your M4 and F cameras, yet takes a number of R lenses with their own unique imaging properties.

Minuses: Another camera to keep maintained along with a substantial...
Forum: RFF Polls 06-30-2013
Replies: 179
Views: 29,384
Posted By dof
However "controversial" pre-washing may be, it is...

However "controversial" pre-washing may be, it is up to each of us to determine the methods that work best for us. If you don't notice the effect that using a pre-wash vs. not using one has on your...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 06-22-2013
Replies: 167
Views: 11,912
Posted By dof
No worries...

No worries...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-18-2013
Replies: 41
Views: 2,793
Posted By dof
The real trick is to get a job that allows both...

The real trick is to get a job that allows both the means to afford one's hobbies and the time to enjoy them! I haven't figured that one out, but I do keep trying.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 06-14-2013
Replies: 32
Views: 4,273
Posted By dof
Nice interview. They clearly had a rapport in the...

Nice interview. They clearly had a rapport in the time they spent together.

In spite of the views expressed by both of them, I will continue to crop to my hearts content!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-11-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 8,103
Posted By dof
I own both an R6 and an FM2 and would have to say...

I own both an R6 and an FM2 and would have to say that I prefer to use the R6. The Leica body is heavier, but it's also more full featured.

On a strict feature basis, the choice between the two...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 05-27-2013
Replies: 100
Views: 9,237
Posted By dof
Tom, Glad to see your good humor carrying you...

Tom,

Glad to see your good humor carrying you through! All the best with a speedy recovery, and an ingenious solution to your new logistical concerns.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-19-2013
Replies: 182
Views: 18,749
Posted By dof
Here's a recent favorite.

Here's a recent favorite.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-09-2013
Replies: 53
Views: 3,346
Posted By dof
I'm assuming you're not just being snide here,...

I'm assuming you're not just being snide here, Clint. In short here's the gist of it:

Macro-contrast refers to the overall gamut of a given lens. It's the range of the deepest tones to the lightest...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-09-2013
Replies: 53
Views: 3,346
Posted By dof
Well, the 80mm Summilux is to die for and of...

Well, the 80mm Summilux is to die for and of lower contrast. However, the price is not quite low on that one!

I'll second the nod to the 50mm Summicron. And I wouldn't overlook the 35mm Elmarit....
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-08-2013
Replies: 53
Views: 3,346
Posted By dof
The long shutter travel is endemic to all of...

The long shutter travel is endemic to all of them. It can be tuned by a repair person, but the R6's and R6.2's are not as quick to shoot for this reason as their M brethren. Or an FM2 for that...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-05-2013
Replies: 45
Views: 3,942
Posted By dof
I too own an M6 TTL and did briefly buy a very...

I too own an M6 TTL and did briefly buy a very nice R8 to go along with it. I returned it to the store within a week and traded it in for an R6. I was quite impressed with the fit and finish of the...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 04-30-2013
Replies: 47
Views: 3,756
Posted By dof
Congratulations and all the best, Boris! Enjoy...

Congratulations and all the best, Boris!

Enjoy it.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-28-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 4,050
Posted By dof
My take is that if you're torn between any of the...

My take is that if you're torn between any of the Summicrons and the Summiluxi, go for the Summilux. That way you'll never wonder if you should have gotten the faster lens.

Having had a Summicron,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-27-2013
Replies: 68
Views: 4,490
Posted By dof
This thread is clearly not ready for this jelly...

This thread is clearly not ready for this jelly...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-27-2013
Replies: 106
Views: 6,577
Posted By dof
I'm representing with Plus-X. One roll of the 16...

I'm representing with Plus-X. One roll of the 16 bricks from the freezer.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 04-19-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,438
Posted By dof
28 is a unique focal length. Relative to the 35...

28 is a unique focal length. Relative to the 35 it gives you a good deal more coverage. A big part of its charm is that it does so without giving itself away as a wide angle as is often the case with...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-05-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 2,003
Posted By dof
My goal has long been to create images that...

My goal has long been to create images that convey the simple beauty of everyday life. Occasionally I succeed!

As for gear, that will likely always be in flux. Sometimes I'm entirely content with...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-03-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 6,398
Posted By dof
I had a copy of this lens, and while I loved the...

I had a copy of this lens, and while I loved the focal length, I too just didn't find the quality of the lens to be up to the standard of the 105mm F2.5. It's a tough measure to be sure. Since the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-12-2013
Replies: 136
Views: 9,762
Posted By dof
I enjoy getting the most from my photos....

I enjoy getting the most from my photos. Consequently I'm just too lazy to shoot jpegs. When I'm out in the world reacting to the things that catch my eye and inspire me, composition, focus and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-08-2013
Replies: 46
Views: 2,848
Posted By dof
This happened to me with the M6 TTL. After...

This happened to me with the M6 TTL. After thoroughly enjoying shooting with the M8 for two years, I became obsessed with the M6. I've shot with it almost exclusively for the past two years.

The 500...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-02-2013
Replies: 80
Views: 5,276
Posted By dof
A Happy Birthday to the Queen of Bokeh!

A Happy Birthday to the Queen of Bokeh!
Forum: RFF Polls 01-30-2013
Replies: 231
Views: 84,265
Posted By dof
Thanks for the tip. I'll check it out when the...

Thanks for the tip. I'll check it out when the time comes!
Forum: RFF Polls 01-29-2013
Replies: 231
Views: 84,265
Posted By dof
I voted "Other" as Plus-X is my current favorite....

I voted "Other" as Plus-X is my current favorite. When my stock runs out, I'll likely revert my reply to Tri-X (otherwise known as my 'second boyfriend').
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-27-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 2,178
Posted By dof
If you like the view of the X100 and the Sonnar,...

If you like the view of the X100 and the Sonnar, then it's likely in your best interest to have a 35 as well.

Of course it's a matter of personal preference, but I find the difference between 35...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-27-2013
Replies: 34
Views: 3,095
Posted By dof
In descending order of how often they're employed...

In descending order of how often they're employed in low light:

1) I use a tripod
2) I simply do my best to handhold at the slowest speeds I'm comfortable with
3) I'll use a flash - believe it or...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-25-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 2,380
Posted By dof
I found Eddie Ephraums' book, Creative Elements:...

I found Eddie Ephraums' book, Creative Elements: Darkroom Techniques for Landscape Photography to be highly inspiring. You might too.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-14-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 1,820
Posted By dof
The M6 TTL introduced the "modern" shutter speed...

The M6 TTL introduced the "modern" shutter speed dial direction to the M line. It was followed by the M7, skipped with the MP, and has been standard on all of the digital models.

To the OP, I own an...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-10-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 1,179
Posted By dof
Yes. With a well exposed and processed negative,...

Yes. With a well exposed and processed negative, you will see a difference in the depth and smoothness of tonality.

Subjectively, in 25 years of photography, printing 6 cm x 6 cm negatives as images...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-07-2012
Replies: 80
Views: 4,698
Posted By dof
I appear to be a low volume shooter. I'm...

I appear to be a low volume shooter. I'm currently averaging two rolls a month of 135.

I stocked up on PX125 shortly before it was discontinued. At the time and at the rate I shot then, I was...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 10-25-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,473
Posted By dof
Thanks for the link. I was turned onto his work...

Thanks for the link.

I was turned onto his work by the late, great photo metro magazine in 1999. Nice to see him continue to in his exploration of themes and receive recognition for it.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-05-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 2,926
Posted By dof
I'd choose the ASPH version because I think the...

I'd choose the ASPH version because I think the newer lens pairs better overall with the digital Leicas. I own both 35's and after using them for a year, did a sampling of all my images shot with...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-03-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 2,369
Posted By dof
That's a new one for me. I quite like it.

That's a new one for me. I quite like it.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-11-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 9,642
Posted By dof
Hi, I can only comment on the Summicron, but I...

Hi,

I can only comment on the Summicron, but I must say it is my favorite lens for use with the M8. The rendering is the perfect middle ground between the older Leitz/Leica lenses and the modern...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-06-2012
Replies: 35
Views: 10,830
Posted By dof
Hi Tom, Thanks for your enthusiastic response....

Hi Tom,

Thanks for your enthusiastic response. That's very gratifying. Not meaning to hijack the thread, here are a few details:

It was shot on Plus-X Pan and developed in D-76. This combo provided...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-03-2012
Replies: 35
Views: 10,830
Posted By dof
Hi Chris, Those would be the Leicaflex,...

Hi Chris,

Those would be the Leicaflex, Leicaflex SL, Leicaflex SL2, R6 and R6.2.

Cheers,
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-02-2012
Replies: 35
Views: 10,830
Posted By dof
Here's a recent 50mm Summicron-R shot. I think it...

Here's a recent 50mm Summicron-R shot. I think it shows off some of its qualities well. This was shot at...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-02-2012
Replies: 35
Views: 10,830
Posted By dof
The 50mm Summicron-R is a true gem of a lens. It...

The 50mm Summicron-R is a true gem of a lens. It may not be fair to compare it to the 80mm Summilux, as they are very different designs. I love them both, but for different reasons. The 50 is...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-02-2012
Replies: 34
Views: 3,956
Posted By dof
I own this very camera and have wrestled with the...

I own this very camera and have wrestled with the same question on and off again over the years. The conclusion I've come to is to use it. That way I get the intangible satisfaction of using a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-16-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 874
Posted By dof
Some of Wolfgang Tillmans' fits into this realm.

Some of Wolfgang Tillmans' fits into this realm.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-07-2012
Replies: 50
Views: 4,316
Posted By dof
I have owned all of these lenses spare the...

I have owned all of these lenses spare the Nokton. I was quite excited about that one when it was announced, but for no particular reason my enthusiasm waned prior to its release.

My own...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-15-2012
Replies: 117
Views: 22,911
Posted By dof
The 80 gets the most use by a long stretch. There...

The 80 gets the most use by a long stretch. There was no place in the poll for the 135 which I love as well. However it's not as general purpose as the 150 and 40 that I also use. In the back of my...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 04-28-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 769
Posted By dof
Selenium toning when done correctly will increase...

Selenium toning when done correctly will increase both the longevity and maximum density (dMax) of your prints. Different dilutions can be used to impart neutral to subtle color effects as well.

Yes...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-25-2012
Replies: 55
Views: 6,947
Posted By dof
Hi Colin, Were I in the position you describe,...

Hi Colin,

Were I in the position you describe, I would sell the lenses and move on to a new photographic relationship. As a musician I've seen gear that I was once deeply attached to be relegated...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-24-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 2,767
Posted By dof
I noticed the same thing after finishing a newly...

I noticed the same thing after finishing a newly purchased roll this week. The colours on the cassette now match those on the 125 PX cassettes. It does appear that Kodak is consolidating on the...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 04-24-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 3,960
Posted By dof
Ganz toll, Simon!

Ganz toll, Simon!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-24-2012
Replies: 42
Views: 3,643
Posted By dof
I use 36 exposure rolls. I've adapted my...

I use 36 exposure rolls. I've adapted my processing recipes for a specific amount of film area. A consistent film size takes one variable out of the equation.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-19-2012
Replies: 59
Views: 3,411
Posted By dof
I think Roland hit on the head for me with this....

I think Roland hit on the head for me with this. While I own lenses in a variety of focal lengths, my drug of choice is an M6 with a 50mm Summilux. I use the closer range frequently enough to not...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-14-2012
Replies: 52
Views: 3,729
Posted By dof
When I look around the house at all the cameras...

When I look around the house at all the cameras and lenses I have, it would seem that I've never sold a bit of gear. It appears I am something of a clingy serial monogamist when it comes to these...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 04-08-2012
Replies: 54
Views: 7,551
Posted By dof
I am in the opposite camp so my first reaction is...

I am in the opposite camp so my first reaction is based in reality. Even though I had the desire, I never found the need to upgrade from the M8 to an M9.

If I were in the opposite situation, I...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-01-2012
Replies: 148
Views: 8,434
Posted By dof
I was 36. I'd wanted a Leica for many years and...

I was 36. I'd wanted a Leica for many years and in the late nineties they introduced the original Tri-Elmar lens. With its three focal lengths, I naively thought that it would be " the one Leica lens...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 03-24-2012
Replies: 52
Views: 4,384
Posted By dof
Congratulations to you Simon! I am happy to see...

Congratulations to you Simon! I am happy to see your excellent work getting recognition.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-24-2012
Replies: 1,048
Views: 136,523
Posted By dof
Here are a...

Here are a couple...

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3646/5766609046_c1a271fd05_z.jpg



http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2740/5766063189_40527db39a_z.jpg
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 02-12-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 2,911
Posted By dof
Having worked with several papers, I've found...

Having worked with several papers, I've found that I really like Epson's Hot Press Natural. It comes as a bit of a surprise as I never cared for matte papers throughout 20 odd years of wet printing.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-12-2012
Replies: 77
Views: 7,645
Posted By dof
Hi Ted, Can you elaborate on this note? I have...

Hi Ted,

Can you elaborate on this note? I have had one rewind jam in 14 years of use with an M6 TTL. As Murphy would have it, this happened during a trip and the loss of those frames and some...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-09-2012
Replies: 49
Views: 3,755
Posted By dof
I come back time and time again to Andre...

I come back time and time again to Andre Kertesz's A Lifetime of Perception. I think what endures about it for me is the humor and compassion for humanity in the images and how the selection...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-03-2012
Replies: 63
Views: 6,135
Posted By dof
I love this thread! People have such passion for...

I love this thread! People have such passion for the small things in life.

I used to use one of the OEM straps and found it to be a fine and utterly serviceable piece of kit. I still own one with...
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 01-30-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 5,039
Posted By dof
My guess is that as the X-Pro 1 is to the X100,...

My guess is that as the X-Pro 1 is to the X100, Leica's upcoming camera will be priced somewhere between the X1 and M9. I'd be very surprised to see it come in around the same price range.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-24-2012
Replies: 50
Views: 3,803
Posted By dof
Jordan, I share the sickness. But the one lens I...

Jordan, I share the sickness.

But the one lens I wouldn't want to be without is the 50mm e46 Summilux-M.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-23-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 2,358
Posted By dof
Based on the responses thus far, it appears that...

Based on the responses thus far, it appears that the choice boils largely down to personal handling preferences rather than build quality concerns or issues.

As for my story, I came in to the Leica...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-13-2011
Replies: 44
Views: 3,647
Posted By dof
I'm not sure if there's been a run, but we've...

I'm not sure if there's been a run, but we've surely all seen this one coming for a while now. When I saw that B & H were out of stock in all remaining sizes last week, I thought something was up....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-13-2011
Replies: 44
Views: 3,647
Posted By dof
Yes, a little!

Yes, a little!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-13-2011
Replies: 44
Views: 3,647
Posted By dof
Ah, Plus-X

I just bought 100 rolls myself. The latest expiration date I've come across is 1/2013. I wonder if this is perhaps the last batch made. Has anyone come across a later batch?
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-08-2011
Replies: 1
Views: 1,306
Posted By dof
35mm Film Cassettes and Recycling

What, if any, parts of standard 35mm film cassettes do you recycle? I know what can recycled varies by locale, but I'm interested to know how people deal with the non-film components of the medium.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-06-2011
Replies: 36
Views: 8,844
Posted By dof
As did my LHSA M6 ttl and the Millennium M6 ttls...

As did my LHSA M6 ttl and the Millennium M6 ttls before that model. The issue between Leica Camera and their parent company that JappV mentioned earlier took place after the M8.2 was released.

I...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-04-2011
Replies: 52
Views: 5,917
Posted By dof
Another word of warning: 50's are a drug habit...

Another word of warning: 50's are a drug habit all their own. Enjoy the new set up!
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 05-02-2011
Replies: 76
Views: 6,030
Posted By dof
Another terrific week in the Gallery. Here are my...

Another terrific week in the Gallery. Here are my highlights:

This one from StefanJozef for its combination of tone and...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-30-2011
Replies: 353
Views: 29,519
Posted By dof
Shallow depth-of-field has been the "New Math"...

Shallow depth-of-field has been the "New Math" for long enough I say!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-29-2011
Replies: 34
Views: 4,858
Posted By dof
The Kodak site lists Plus-X here... Plus-X Pan...

The Kodak site lists Plus-X here...

Plus-X Pan (http://www.kodak.com:80/global/en/professional/products/films/bw/plusX125.jhtml?pq-path=13319/1231/13403)

You had me worried for a moment there!
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