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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 23 Hours Ago
Replies: 129
Views: 8,877
Posted By jawarden
I agree. My 60 gets more use than any other lens....

I agree. My 60 gets more use than any other lens. This was either f16 or f22

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49049513782_ce13b1c0b4_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hJkzA7)
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 2 Days Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,215
Posted By jawarden
There's a lot of Plus-X love in this thread, and...

There's a lot of Plus-X love in this thread, and I'm throwing my hat in too. I really enjoyed shooting that film in 35mm format; it had grain but not too much, and it had "lovely tones", whatever...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 1 Week Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 711
Posted By jawarden
I've felt the Contax frustration as well and I...

I've felt the Contax frustration as well and I wanted to avoid a similar experience with a medium format camera so I compared the Mamiya 6/7 cameras with Plaubel Makina and want the Makina way....
Forum: Zeiss Contax 1 Week Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 538
Posted By jawarden
The payoff does come sooner with the G1 for sure,...

The payoff does come sooner with the G1 for sure, assuming you aren't hung up on the features and lenses that require the G2. If you get, say, two years of trouble free shooting from a G1 and you pay...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 1 Week Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 538
Posted By jawarden
I agree that cheap electronic or mechanical is a...

I agree that cheap electronic or mechanical is a great way to go, and if you look at the OP's list of cameras you can see he's already gone that route as well (as have I). But that route does not...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 1 Week Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 538
Posted By jawarden
I had a G1 and G2 and they were the best cameras...

I had a G1 and G2 and they were the best cameras I ever owned. The G2 started having intermittent issues that the authorized service center (I think they were called coserv or something like that)...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 1 Week Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 538
Posted By jawarden
Damn, I hate seeing these fantastic cameras...

Damn, I hate seeing these fantastic cameras become unserviceable orphans. Enjoy every shot you can.
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 137
Views: 4,979
Posted By jawarden
Wow that was terrible advice from your...

Wow that was terrible advice from your watchmaker. Wear that thing.

I have a chronograph with a snap-on back that offers no water protection, and no shock resistance for the balance either. So if...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 137
Views: 4,979
Posted By jawarden
Not really. One of the tests for a quartz...

Not really. One of the tests for a quartz chronometer is the average daily rate at 23°C and the limit is ± 0.07 sec/day, which is a half second variation per week.


If you're happy with your watch...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 918
Posted By jawarden
Congrats on your camera, it's reputation is well...

Congrats on your camera, it's reputation is well deserved. Of the two lenses you own the 28mm is the "better" lens if you look at MTF charts, sharpness across the image, etc, but they're both...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 137
Views: 4,979
Posted By jawarden
I had two exposures left on a roll of film today...

I had two exposures left on a roll of film today so I made images of my watch for this thread. It's from the 1940s and I bought it just before my first son was born so it'll be his one day.

I wanted...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 137
Views: 4,979
Posted By jawarden
I've never owned one but I've checked them out in...

I've never owned one but I've checked them out in the store and they are truly incredible devices, and so useful as you point out. Amazing times.
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 137
Views: 4,979
Posted By jawarden
The new Apple watches have an always-on display....

The new Apple watches have an always-on display. I think it just took them some time to design around the power consumption issues of always-on watch faces.
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 137
Views: 4,979
Posted By jawarden
For some people you're absolutely right, they buy...

For some people you're absolutely right, they buy expensive jewelry to impress. That's fine by me.

For others that are interested in the history of timekeeping, navigation and finding longitude,...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 1,817
Posted By jawarden
I have total control while using a professional...

I have total control while using a professional printer. They scan the neg, which I fine tune how I like. They use my adjusted file to print a proof with me in attendance, and we all can weigh in on...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 168
Views: 5,927
Posted By jawarden
Very nice, the best of both worlds.

Very nice, the best of both worlds.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 100
Views: 4,057
Posted By jawarden
Look at the bright side: if they never make film...

Look at the bright side: if they never make film you can publicly complain about your tiny Kickstarter investment in this company forever.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 100
Views: 4,057
Posted By jawarden
Ah, I see. You feel like complaining about the...

Ah, I see. You feel like complaining about the writings from 2014 on Kickstarter. Perhaps you heard that their situation changed since then.

Slow day at the office?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 100
Views: 4,057
Posted By jawarden
What new E6 film? I would say the chance of a new...

What new E6 film? I would say the chance of a new E6 film from Ferrari in 2020 is zero. They haven't delivered the black and white film yet and an E6 offering would be far more complex for this tiny...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-03-2019
Replies: 168
Views: 5,927
Posted By jawarden
I don't argue any of that, and I completely agree...

I don't argue any of that, and I completely agree that modern optics and digital sensors are straight-up amazing. But everyone knows Adams, if we could dig him up and reconstitute his brain, would...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-02-2019
Replies: 168
Views: 5,927
Posted By jawarden
Yes, that's why I mentioned it. :-)

Yes, that's why I mentioned it. :-)
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-02-2019
Replies: 168
Views: 5,927
Posted By jawarden
Fair points about digital and low light if...

Fair points about digital and low light if iso3200 is insufficient to capture skin tones, but if that's the case the lighting kind of sucks anyway so your task is doubly difficult regardless of how...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-02-2019
Replies: 100
Views: 4,057
Posted By jawarden
If you can make images with Acros then your...

If you can make images with Acros then your camera is probably fine. If other people can make images with P30 then the P30 you used was also probably fine. If you tried a roll of P30 and got nothing...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-01-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 697
Posted By jawarden
I was fortunate to see that show at The Met....

I was fortunate to see that show at The Met. Blockbuster for me. Thanks for the memories!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-01-2019
Replies: 100
Views: 4,057
Posted By jawarden
Why did you buy five rolls of an alpha product if...

Why did you buy five rolls of an alpha product if you were interested only in success on the first try? Which best practices version did you use with P30 before giving up on the first try and...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-25-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 722
Posted By jawarden
I didn't mention Tri-X. It's a good film....

I didn't mention Tri-X. It's a good film. Sometimes I use it.

I don't have a fundamental misunderstanding of how fast films work.

If I'm exposing a roll of film hand held in a lower light and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-24-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,537
Posted By jawarden
I've stopped worrying about it. Cameras are...

I've stopped worrying about it. Cameras are small, unlike collecting, I don't know, horses let's say. So why sweat it?

I'm working on a project now that requires square medium format images so I...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-24-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 722
Posted By jawarden
I've shot both films and developed at the...

I've shot both films and developed at the recommended times and also next highest speed. Next highest speed has always worked better for me and apparently many others. I don't think this is silly or...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-24-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 722
Posted By jawarden
I agree about starting with the manufacturer when...

I agree about starting with the manufacturer when you can but the MDC is more flexible. Kodak's P3200 data sheet lists times for 65°F - 85°F (very good) but only with their own developers (not good)....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-24-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 722
Posted By jawarden
The MDC is useful if you're using a developer...

The MDC is useful if you're using a developer that isn't recommended by the manufacturer, but that's never the case for me. I prefer to start with the manufacturer's recommendations and then check...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-24-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 929
Posted By jawarden
It is no better. Try the TMax and see if it works...

It is no better. Try the TMax and see if it works for you. They're both great films and with patience and a little homework you can work with either, so you might as well get the less expensive...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 09-12-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 1,027
Posted By jawarden
Very nice! From the preview it looks like your...

Very nice! From the preview it looks like your daughter knows how to tell a story, and how to attract a good team as well.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 09-01-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 421
Posted By jawarden
If you want quiet, don't get a Makina. They're...

If you want quiet, don't get a Makina. They're great cameras, but not quiet.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 08-21-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 608
Posted By jawarden
Here Far Away is very expensive now but if you...

Here Far Away is very expensive now but if you can find a reasonably priced copy it's worth it. He's a master.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-18-2019
Replies: 107
Views: 4,598
Posted By jawarden
I could see how some customers would want that...

I could see how some customers would want that developer to last several years.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-18-2019
Replies: 107
Views: 4,598
Posted By jawarden
I've never used HC-100 but now I'm curious about...

I've never used HC-100 but now I'm curious about the longevity issue. (I've never experienced longevity issues with any developer as I tend to use them up before problems would occur.) How many rolls...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 08-17-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 906
Posted By jawarden
I was on the fence a few times with that camera....

I was on the fence a few times with that camera. They're really cool.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-30-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1,422
Posted By jawarden
KEH has an Ikon body right now, LN- condition,...

KEH has an Ikon body right now, LN- condition, for $729.

EDIT: Just noticed it's the SW model :-(
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-20-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 848
Posted By jawarden
Mike is a self proclaimed starter rather than...

Mike is a self proclaimed starter rather than finisher, but for everyone's sake I do hope he finishes his book. ...and gets well soon.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-19-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 4,106
Posted By jawarden
Holy moly. Very nice!

Holy moly. Very nice!
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 06-17-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 1,653
Posted By jawarden
I'd not hesitate to buy one. They're worth having...

I'd not hesitate to buy one. They're worth having and maintaining, and should last a good long time.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-12-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 625
Posted By jawarden
Is there a downside to overfixing, like not being...

Is there a downside to overfixing, like not being able to rinse it off? If I'm using a T-grain I usually give fixing extra time, say six minutes, though Ilford recommends three minutes.

By the way,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-12-2019
Replies: 108
Views: 2,999
Posted By jawarden
I'm not sure what this means. Are you saying you...

I'm not sure what this means. Are you saying you taped over your serial number so a thief couldn't look over your shoulder and make note of it for an eBay description? Wouldn't the serial number be...
Forum: Photo Software 06-11-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 5,678
Posted By jawarden
I just pay Adobe monthly to keep their software...

I just pay Adobe monthly to keep their software up to date. (Their software, not mine. And I'm totally fine with not owning software which has yet to offer a single problem for me, but many...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 05-22-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,267
Posted By jawarden
Very nice work! That looks like time well spent...

Very nice work! That looks like time well spent to me.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-20-2019
Replies: 93
Views: 3,182
Posted By jawarden
That's why I didn't see it. And I'm not about to...

That's why I didn't see it. And I'm not about to read it with a title like that.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-17-2019
Replies: 123
Views: 3,202
Posted By jawarden
I used to live in Birmingham and would walk my E6...

I used to live in Birmingham and would walk my E6 and C41 to them. It’s nice to hear they’re still around. I miss Detroit.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-16-2019
Replies: 123
Views: 3,202
Posted By jawarden
Just my opinion of course, but I think a really...

Just my opinion of course, but I think a really great camera or three, and perfect lenses to go with them, delivered and marketed professionally from Nikon (for instance) won't do much to diminish...
Forum: Photo Software 05-16-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,226
Posted By jawarden
I will always, ALWAYS subscribe to software in...

I will always, ALWAYS subscribe to software in perpetuity.

Isn't this fun?
Forum: Photo Software 05-15-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,226
Posted By jawarden
Doesn’t sound evil to me. But I’m glad to hear...

Doesn’t sound evil to me. But I’m glad to hear that you have plenty of time to get your work out of that program and onto the next one.
Forum: Optics Theory - 05-15-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,856
Posted By jawarden
What an interesting site. Thanks!

What an interesting site. Thanks!
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-14-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,435
Posted By jawarden
Only the guy that started the pun thread could...

Only the guy that started the pun thread could have come up with that.

:-)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-24-2019
Replies: 176
Views: 19,766
Posted By jawarden
100% of everything online.

100% of everything online.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-18-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,818
Posted By jawarden
Please just start giving us daily updates on the...

Please just start giving us daily updates on the stock price and a two sentence play-by-play. It took six days for this latest crucial information and I think I can speak for the community when I say...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-13-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,847
Posted By jawarden
+1, this is ridiculous - these two are apparently...

+1, this is ridiculous - these two are apparently made for each other. Tuning out.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-11-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,818
Posted By jawarden
Actually what we see are a couple of bickering...

Actually what we see are a couple of bickering children that ought to put each other on their ignore lists.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-01-2019
Replies: 119
Views: 2,304
Posted By jawarden
A brand new Contax G2, exactly the same as the...

A brand new Contax G2, exactly the same as the original but with a brighter viewfinder that is also twice as big as the original viewfinder. I would be so happy!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-26-2019
Replies: 245
Views: 15,218
Posted By jawarden
Very nice. I'm glad to see they're progressing.

Very nice. I'm glad to see they're progressing.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 03-18-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 674
Posted By jawarden
They weren't covering their butts, as I heard...

They weren't covering their butts, as I heard similar news from Zeiss directly when my ZI was having problems. It's common with orphaned products like this, and a good approach is to use the hell...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 03-11-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 466
Posted By jawarden
The article asks "Is This the Greatest Photo in...

The article asks "Is This the Greatest Photo in Jazz History," and I think certainly not. Clearly it's an important picture of a rare event, but anyone familiar with jazz era photography wouldn't...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-07-2019
Replies: 100
Views: 4,057
Posted By jawarden
ok that got a laugh, at least out of me. :-)

ok that got a laugh, at least out of me. :-)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-06-2019
Replies: 100
Views: 4,057
Posted By jawarden
That's effectively what they are as I said in my...

That's effectively what they are as I said in my post, a starting point that was taken no further, which I often do to get something bigger than a contact print to review but without too much labor...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-04-2019
Replies: 100
Views: 4,057
Posted By jawarden
Your results and mine couldn't be farther apart....

Your results and mine couldn't be farther apart. I only exposed three rolls and found usable negatives at iso50. Who shoots at iso 6??

Here are three iPhone snaps of working prints that I never did...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-01-2019
Replies: 100
Views: 4,057
Posted By jawarden
Stated another, equally valid way, "The complete...

Stated another, equally valid way, "The complete lack of anything approaching a normal density curve from P30 is a real opportunity if you are wet printing."

I'm hoping for the best outcome with...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-01-2019
Replies: 100
Views: 4,057
Posted By jawarden
Yeah it turns out soup to nuts industrialization...

Yeah it turns out soup to nuts industrialization of film production in a derelict factory takes much longer than Kickstarters for 3D printed hockey pucks.
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 02-28-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,171
Posted By jawarden
Wow. Very nice work!

Wow. Very nice work!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-28-2019
Replies: 120
Views: 5,642
Posted By jawarden
Very cool!

Very cool!
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-27-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,400
Posted By jawarden
I know I'm a dinosaur and this lens is exactly...

I know I'm a dinosaur and this lens is exactly what the photographic world wants now, but I sure dislike the images in this review/advertisement. All except one of them were the same formula, with a...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-26-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 347
Posted By jawarden
I spoke too soon - last week's Tmax was 0159 with...

I spoke too soon - last week's Tmax was 0159 with the new paper, but today I received another five pack of TMY400 from B&H and it's 0157 (expiry 03/2020) and clearly uses the old backing paper.
Forum: RFF News 02-26-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 5,618
Posted By jawarden
I don't think that's all that contrarian - lots...

I don't think that's all that contrarian - lots of folks think Fuji is on the way out and Fuji has given plenty of reasons to suspect as much.

Kodak claims they worked on the efficiency of their...
Forum: RFF News 02-26-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 5,618
Posted By jawarden
Exponential? I don't know who's saying that. All...

Exponential? I don't know who's saying that. All I've read from manufacturers and fans alike are modest gains after hitting the painful bottom. In Kodak's case the lifeline of new interest is...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-26-2019
Replies: 120
Views: 5,642
Posted By jawarden
This is the best thread. Thank you all.

This is the best thread. Thank you all.
Forum: RFF News 02-25-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 5,618
Posted By jawarden
Good question, and I imagine we're approaching...

Good question, and I imagine we're approaching that threshold for many with this announcement. But for those that love and rely on Velvia 50 for instance there just isn't anything else that delivers...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-23-2019
Replies: 276
Views: 11,537
Posted By jawarden
I'm really enjoying following along with this...

I'm really enjoying following along with this thread. Thanks!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-23-2019
Replies: 163
Views: 5,727
Posted By jawarden
It's just the tiresome formulaic way some...

It's just the tiresome formulaic way some communicate these days when they can't communicate their ideas without putting people down.

A) Your approach sucks.
B) That camera you love isn't even a...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-22-2019
Replies: 163
Views: 5,727
Posted By jawarden
Correct. AND thank you. Somebody gets it. My...

Correct. AND thank you. Somebody gets it. My faith in RFF is somewhat restored.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-22-2019
Replies: 163
Views: 5,727
Posted By jawarden
That's exactly why the Contax T has caught my...

That's exactly why the Contax T has caught my eye. Excellent quality lens and it's pocketable too.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-22-2019
Replies: 163
Views: 5,727
Posted By jawarden
I had an enjoyable chilly walk in Philly last...

I had an enjoyable chilly walk in Philly last weekend with a friend. I carried my Hasselblad on its strap, and in my coat pocket was my Holga, which is pocketable in the winter and so light I don't...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-22-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 347
Posted By jawarden
B&H Tri-X 1001, TMY 159 about a week ago.

B&H Tri-X 1001, TMY 159 about a week ago.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-20-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,470
Posted By jawarden
Hollywood is important, but not required for film...

Hollywood is important, but not required for film to survive.
Forum: RFF News 02-20-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,438
Posted By jawarden
Ugh, don't remind me. That was like fingernails...

Ugh, don't remind me. That was like fingernails on chalkboard. :-)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-19-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,480
Posted By jawarden
Man how I would love to have Plus-X again....

Man how I would love to have Plus-X again. Fingers crossed. This is a great time to be a film shooter.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-19-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,480
Posted By jawarden
I prefer the new Ektachrome to Fuji products and...

I prefer the new Ektachrome to Fuji products and when 120 comes out I'll stock up on that instead of Provia.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-11-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 1,946
Posted By jawarden
Haha indeed!

Haha indeed!
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-11-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 1,946
Posted By jawarden
Silverfast. Steep learning curve but some love it.

Silverfast. Steep learning curve but some love it.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-10-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 1,946
Posted By jawarden
I know the frustration. (I have two old scanners...

I know the frustration. (I have two old scanners and my fingers are crossed so they'll last a bit longer). But surely you must appreciate the Nikon scanner is a greater level of complexity compared...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-10-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 1,946
Posted By jawarden
Your maintenance routine for your Hassy matches...

Your maintenance routine for your Hassy matches with best practices recommended by Hasselblad and the better service techs like David Odess. They both recommend service intervals of never. Oils used...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-10-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 1,946
Posted By jawarden
Don't mean to interrupt your get-off-my-lawn...

Don't mean to interrupt your get-off-my-lawn moment but the only way you've had a Hasselblad system for 35 years with no problems is if you never actually used it. Are you saying you've never had a...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-10-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 1,946
Posted By jawarden
Ok stick with the hate. Good luck!

Ok stick with the hate. Good luck!
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-10-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 1,946
Posted By jawarden
I definitely hear you about the modern world, and...

I definitely hear you about the modern world, and can empathize about getting old scanners to work with used PCs, no matter what software you use. Also I think it's lame that Nikon has abandoned...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-04-2019
Replies: 71
Views: 1,555
Posted By jawarden
I have no plans for my photos at all. As I make...

I have no plans for my photos at all. As I make them I give some away to family and friends and if they enjoy them that's good enough for me. If every picture I ever took disappears one day (which...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-30-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 4,028
Posted By jawarden
Perhaps the title of this thread can be adjusted...

Perhaps the title of this thread can be adjusted to align with the latest news - "Tetenal is No More" seemed accurate at first, but not so much now.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-30-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 4,028
Posted By jawarden
Ah, very interesting, thanks. And now their lack...

Ah, very interesting, thanks. And now their lack of web based direct sales makes sense.

(I get all the chemistry I can from FPP so I'm apparently a Photosys customer already.)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-30-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 4,028
Posted By jawarden
I don't require a specific formulation of C41...

I don't require a specific formulation of C41 chemistry, so stockpiling isn't necessary. I'll be happy to give Photosys a try (for C41 and E6) now that I know they're "local". I see prices but no way...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-30-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 4,028
Posted By jawarden
Looks like Hogarth's suggestion of Photosys may...

Looks like Hogarth's suggestion of Photosys may have a solution right now. I won't be stockpiling anything.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-30-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 4,028
Posted By jawarden
If you need chems, buy them. If you don't need...

If you need chems, buy them. If you don't need them, don't. No need for panic stocking like when Acros fizzled and everyone went bananas. As others have said, chemistry is not as complex as film; If...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-25-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 4,057
Posted By jawarden
TAKE THAT BACK!!!! :D:D:D

TAKE THAT BACK!!!!

:D:D:D
Forum: Travel 01-23-2019
Replies: 76
Views: 2,407
Posted By jawarden
Hey we're trying to save lives here. Wait,...

Hey we're trying to save lives here. Wait, you're from Chicago? It's so dangerous there - are bullets whizzing past you right now as you type like they are here in dangerous Philly? Duck!!!

:D:D:D
Forum: Travel 01-23-2019
Replies: 76
Views: 2,407
Posted By jawarden
Neighorhood Scout just listed their top 100 most...

Neighorhood Scout just listed their top 100 most dangerous cities (population 25,000+) in the US. Gary didn't make the cut. Chicago did.

Ditto USA Today's danger list. No Gary on the list, but...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-22-2019
Replies: 199
Views: 13,989
Posted By jawarden
I agree with your comment about natural color,...

I agree with your comment about natural color, and Ektachrome does seem to have a bit less saturation as compared to the Fuji products. For these scans I've left the saturation alone, but whenever I...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-21-2019
Replies: 81
Views: 3,876
Posted By jawarden
How much? If I weaved it I could make a few...

How much? If I weaved it I could make a few hammocks and a complete set of lawn chairs.

:-)
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-21-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 1,979
Posted By jawarden
A good lens at a great price. Enjoy!

A good lens at a great price. Enjoy!
Forum: Zeiss Contax 01-21-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,222
Posted By jawarden
What did you decide to do? Lots of typing here...

What did you decide to do? Lots of typing here suggests you should get a G1 and a lens and just see if it's for you, and I agree. I used a G2 and G1 for ten years and they're both splendid cameras....
Forum: Nikon RF 01-18-2019
Replies: 396
Views: 6,810
Posted By jawarden
Wow, that's an incomprehensibly lazy attitude...

Wow, that's an incomprehensibly lazy attitude toward learning about the company they work for. Kids these days, amiright?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-16-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 4,057
Posted By jawarden
No nerves touched, it's cool. Your post was...

No nerves touched, it's cool. Your post was interesting to me because I never would have noticed that one patch moved and one didn't. It still makes no difference to me but if it does to you then it...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-16-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 4,057
Posted By jawarden
I never would have thought of this lack of...

I never would have thought of this lack of sophistication.

I just pulled out a ZI and an M3 to compare. I see the focus patch difference between the two but fail to see the lack of sophistication in...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-16-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 4,057
Posted By jawarden
I wonder if you were testing it outside? The only...

I wonder if you were testing it outside? The only viewfinder issue I'm aware of is difficulty in seeing meter readings in very bright light.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-16-2019
Replies: 64
Views: 2,728
Posted By jawarden
Which size are you looking for? Their web page...

Which size are you looking for? Their web page says "35mm and 120 films are more complex and we are still in the optimizing process," so I assume you're after the larger size? Hopefully they can...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-13-2019
Replies: 396
Views: 6,810
Posted By jawarden
I like the way you're thinking about it. Maybe...

I like the way you're thinking about it. Maybe source shutters and other mechanical bits from digital cameras and improvise the rest. It could work.

I've had a lot of experience with 3d printing,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-13-2019
Replies: 199
Views: 13,989
Posted By jawarden
What Ektachrome offers over Ektar is fun. I have...

What Ektachrome offers over Ektar is fun. I have no intention of projecting slides and I like them anyway. Hold them up to the sky. Magic. Put 'em on a light table and enjoy. Scan and share or scan...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-13-2019
Replies: 396
Views: 6,810
Posted By jawarden
For now 3d printing is good at showing what a...

For now 3d printing is good at showing what a molded part could look and work like if you actually molded it properly. And 3d prints today can be the final product too, assuming you don't expect much...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-12-2019
Replies: 396
Views: 6,810
Posted By jawarden
I agree in principle with what you're saying, but...

I agree in principle with what you're saying, but from my experience 3D printing isn't quite ready for products that are expected to be durable and have a high quality feel. You can make a camera...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-12-2019
Replies: 396
Views: 6,810
Posted By jawarden
Is Cosina still manufacturing Bessas? Edit: I...

Is Cosina still manufacturing Bessas?

Edit: I see they’re not.
Forum: Nikon RF 01-11-2019
Replies: 396
Views: 6,810
Posted By jawarden
A new modern Nikon MF scanner would be sweet, and...

A new modern Nikon MF scanner would be sweet, and I would buy one. Don't know how many others would, but count me in.
Forum: Nikon RF 01-10-2019
Replies: 396
Views: 6,810
Posted By jawarden
It would be fun x 10!

It would be fun x 10!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-07-2019
Replies: 387
Views: 21,974
Posted By jawarden
Very nice!

Very nice!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-04-2019
Replies: 199
Views: 13,989
Posted By jawarden
Hey Dave, it's a Nikon Coolscan IV ED. I've had...

Hey Dave, it's a Nikon Coolscan IV ED. I've had it for at least 15 years and finally got around to cleaning the mirror a few months ago. It was filthy!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-04-2019
Replies: 72
Views: 2,496
Posted By jawarden
Agree. No need for seller's remorse here - you...

Agree. No need for seller's remorse here - you got a special lens for a good price that you can resell if it doesn't work for you. You stand to lose nothing by calibrating everything and working with...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-03-2019
Replies: 72
Views: 2,496
Posted By jawarden
Focus, lean in slightly, click. It's not always...

Focus, lean in slightly, click. It's not always perfect, but it's usually close enough.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1336/5136004262_73c82faac8_z.jpg
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-03-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,745
Posted By jawarden
They certainly could have done it and it would...

They certainly could have done it and it would have been cool to see a medium format M3 - the MF3!

But for today folders are probably the closest thing if you want portability or slimness.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-03-2019
Replies: 72
Views: 2,496
Posted By jawarden
I agree with the others about testing. They all...

I agree with the others about testing. They all shift but you need to know how your sample behaves in order to control it. You'll quickly find the sweet spot.

If your primary use will be wide open...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-02-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,936
Posted By jawarden
Their last update was Jan '18, so one year rather...

Their last update was Jan '18, so one year rather than two.

Their marketing is strong in some areas and weak in others. That lack of consistency hurts them as people lose interest in projects that...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-02-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,936
Posted By jawarden
Yes, of course manufacturing has improved over...

Yes, of course manufacturing has improved over the decades. This is not news, and does not remove the challenges of developing a complex electromechanical product such as this.

If Kodak releases...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-02-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,936
Posted By jawarden
Exactly. The last I've read about the project was...

Exactly. The last I've read about the project was Kodak talking about the complexity of the design and the challenge of working with suppliers to hit tight tolerances. If you've seen the insides of...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-02-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,936
Posted By jawarden
Yes let's come to a consensus that it's now time...

Yes let's come to a consensus that it's now time for the group to start assuming things. :-)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-01-2019
Replies: 199
Views: 13,989
Posted By jawarden
A few images from today. I got the urge after...

A few images from today. I got the urge after having the film for a month and wanted a baseline so I ran out as the sun was setting and blew through a roll in 30 minutes. No art here, I was just...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-01-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 4,659
Posted By jawarden
What a splendid group of pictures. I like the...

What a splendid group of pictures. I like the stories too!

My favorite of '18 is less about the image and more about the experience. This is from my first try with slide film from a medium format...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 12-29-2018
Replies: 67
Views: 10,154
Posted By jawarden
So reading this thread shows five people with bad...

So reading this thread shows five people with bad reviews, nine with positive reviews. That's over four years.

Ebay rating of 99.5% for Certo 6 over the last twelve months with over 200 sales. Just...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-21-2018
Replies: 60
Views: 1,615
Posted By jawarden
I'm not sure what to say, but I never used the...

I'm not sure what to say, but I never used the word fun in this thread so I don't know how you reached your conclusion about Volkswagens, which I also didn't mention. Sheesh. :D

Fun, since you...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-21-2018
Replies: 60
Views: 1,615
Posted By jawarden
The bold text seemed to be telling me what I...

The bold text seemed to be telling me what I want, which is no bokeh ever with wide angle. And that's incorrect. What I want is control.



I don't think this thread is about 135 and 85mm lenses, but...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-21-2018
Replies: 60
Views: 1,615
Posted By jawarden
Why would you want everything in perfect focus at...

Why would you want everything in perfect focus at all times? Why would you not want flexibility and control over your images?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-20-2018
Replies: 41
Views: 2,059
Posted By jawarden
That thread cost me an hour. I blame you. :-)

That thread cost me an hour. I blame you. :-)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-20-2018
Replies: 41
Views: 2,059
Posted By jawarden
FP4 with Ilfosol3 is a nice combo. TMax films...

FP4 with Ilfosol3 is a nice combo.
TMax films with TMax developer are also excellent.

If you need finer grain than those can offer you might consider medium format which makes grain a bit less of an...
Forum: RFF News 12-20-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 976
Posted By jawarden
Gilden is tough to enjoy. I like what I can see...

Gilden is tough to enjoy. I like what I can see of this series though because of the message and the willing participation of his subjects. It's a difficult subject to photograph but I think he's...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-20-2018
Replies: 64
Views: 2,728
Posted By jawarden
I'm really looking forward to trying Adox films...

I'm really looking forward to trying Adox films and P30 in 120 size. 2019 is looking good!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-20-2018
Replies: 64
Views: 2,728
Posted By jawarden
Thankfully there are options for expensive and...

Thankfully there are options for expensive and less expensive films too.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-19-2018
Replies: 245
Views: 15,218
Posted By jawarden
Sorry for my tardy reply. Fotoimpex do ship...

Sorry for my tardy reply.

Fotoimpex do ship internationally, but I'm in the USA and the shipping cost for the film is impossible (35 euro regardless of quantity, compared to 4 euro to ship P30). I...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-18-2018
Replies: 245
Views: 15,218
Posted By jawarden
"Each to his own. If you like that, do that."...

"Each to his own. If you like that, do that." Words to live by!

I haven't seen that Adox film available here yet but I'll be happy to try it out. I recall they had a slow film available but it...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-17-2018
Replies: 60
Views: 1,615
Posted By jawarden
Speed is good. If all else fails, speed is good.

Speed is good. If all else fails, speed is good.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 12-13-2018
Replies: 79
Views: 2,040
Posted By jawarden
Magnum's Eve Arnold tried it on film sets with...

Magnum's Eve Arnold tried it on film sets with her SLRs. Seemed to work fine for her. Perhaps she just knew when to make tiny clicks and when to not. Seems simple enough.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 12-13-2018
Replies: 79
Views: 2,040
Posted By jawarden
"Your camera is a brick and an antique." "Well...

"Your camera is a brick and an antique."
"Well yours is made of paper mâché and tape."
"Your shutter sounds like a barn door closing."
"And yours vibrates like a Harley Davidson."

:)
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 12-13-2018
Replies: 79
Views: 2,040
Posted By jawarden
Your summary misses an important discovery,...

Your summary misses an important discovery, namely that my Leica has a previously unknown to me "quiet load" feature. Well it's quiet except for me cursing at it. ;)
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 12-13-2018
Replies: 79
Views: 2,040
Posted By jawarden
Exactly. Free market and all that. After reading...

Exactly. Free market and all that. After reading your posts it sounds like the ZI isn't for you anyway even if the price were lower. No big deal, it's just a tool.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 12-12-2018
Replies: 79
Views: 2,040
Posted By jawarden
Leicas will almost certainly work for longer than...

Leicas will almost certainly work for longer than ZI cameras, so if longevity and spare parts are a high priority for you then pay the extra and get an M3, M6, M7 or whatever camera you'd like to...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 12-12-2018
Replies: 79
Views: 2,040
Posted By jawarden
Well it's a matter of degree. The prices may be...

Well it's a matter of degree. The prices may be "all over the place" but are still reasonable to me. I spend considerable time walking the city with my camera and enjoying myself, and my time is...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 12-12-2018
Replies: 79
Views: 2,040
Posted By jawarden
It's the only camera I own that would be replaced...

It's the only camera I own that would be replaced immediately if it died. It's a really good camera. The only downside from my perspective is the reliance on electronics; if the batteries die or if...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 12-12-2018
Replies: 31
Views: 994
Posted By jawarden
I've wanted one of those Fujis for years....

I've wanted one of those Fujis for years. Outstanding quality lens, huge negative, and under $1K.

I agree with the others - don't replace your Epson until you've thoroughly tested it with your Fuji.
Forum: Travel 12-11-2018
Replies: 87
Views: 4,063
Posted By jawarden
Today it's a new Dodge pickup with a Hemi, which...

Today it's a new Dodge pickup with a Hemi, which is a loaner from the dealership as my 2017 Jeep is disassembled (again) chasing various gremlins. I must say, the gas guzzler Hemi is very...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-11-2018
Replies: 245
Views: 15,218
Posted By jawarden
I too use objectively inferior lenses from time...

I too use objectively inferior lenses from time to time that I happen to love, despite weird MTF charts. I've seen some people pairing P30 with vintage cameras or lower contrast lenses, and I think...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-11-2018
Replies: 245
Views: 15,218
Posted By jawarden
You're respectfully disagreeing? Hold up - that's...

You're respectfully disagreeing? Hold up - that's not how the internet works, man. :p We're good here, and I appreciate you sharing your numbers and work.

Like I said, I've only tried a few rolls...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-10-2018
Replies: 245
Views: 15,218
Posted By jawarden
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4676/28416007529_9b...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4676/28416007529_9b30f94aeb.jpg

I agree with those suggesting P30 might be best for lower contrast situations, although I've only shot four rolls with the first three...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 12-08-2018
Replies: 79
Views: 2,334
Posted By jawarden
I guess we're going to have to agree to disagree...

I guess we're going to have to agree to disagree on the cockfighting issue, Bob.

In addition to cockfighting I'm also against the inhumane way chickens are treated and slaughtered as in your example...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-08-2018
Replies: 80
Views: 2,660
Posted By jawarden
I don't think any company could make a credible...

I don't think any company could make a credible business case for producing a new slide projector in 2019 based on predicted consumer trends. But having said that, you don't have to project slides to...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 12-08-2018
Replies: 79
Views: 2,334
Posted By jawarden
In my experience that quote is almost never true.

In my experience that quote is almost never true.
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 12-07-2018
Replies: 54
Views: 2,117
Posted By jawarden
Sounds like what Kickstarter was invented for....

Sounds like what Kickstarter was invented for. I'm not supporting this effort with money but I hope they succeed.
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 12-07-2018
Replies: 54
Views: 2,117
Posted By jawarden
I don't think he's trying to fool anyone here. I...

I don't think he's trying to fool anyone here. I read it as work he did before this project.
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 12-07-2018
Replies: 54
Views: 2,117
Posted By jawarden
The price is a hurdle, and of course if the price...

The price is a hurdle, and of course if the price is that high the results must achieve peerless quality to attract those willing to buy it. I mean, if you want low quality color and contrast you can...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-07-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 1,160
Posted By jawarden
I hope someone makes a photographic essay or...

I hope someone makes a photographic essay or documentary of Mr. Hama before he retires. As a human interest story it would be a good fit for one of the Sunday morning programs. He's a pleasure to...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 12-06-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 559
Posted By jawarden
Definitely download a manual and get to know this...

Definitely download a manual and get to know this camera. One of the best 35mm cameras ever made imho.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 12-05-2018
Replies: 79
Views: 2,334
Posted By jawarden
As for cockfighting and your claim above, my...

As for cockfighting and your claim above, my reading on the subject suggests that Cubans are not actually unanimous on this subject. Are you sure nobody gives a **** about these birds in Cuba?
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 12-05-2018
Replies: 79
Views: 2,334
Posted By jawarden
The illegality of the practice (which my bleeding...

The illegality of the practice (which my bleeding heart considers barbaric) has had an effect, but of course it still happens. Such is life.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 12-04-2018
Replies: 79
Views: 2,334
Posted By jawarden
Bob, that's not perspective, it's just...

Bob, that's not perspective, it's just deflection, and a logical fallacy.

Person 1 says cock fighting is cruel. Person 2, pointing finger, says "But look at what those hypocrites waaay over there...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 12-04-2018
Replies: 79
Views: 2,334
Posted By jawarden
Thanks for sharing these, Bob. Photographic...

Thanks for sharing these, Bob. Photographic stories are such a challenge. I assume you're familiar with "Seeing in Sixes"? I've learned a lot from studying those projects.

As for your story, I'd...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-04-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 890
Posted By jawarden
What is a "batch"? 500ml? 1L? A gallon? When I...

What is a "batch"? 500ml? 1L? A gallon? When I fix 120 I mix 500ml and would not fix 16 rolls with it.

I agree that fixing only three rolls seems overly cautious, and testing is easy enough to do.
Forum: Film vs Digital 12-03-2018
Replies: 42
Views: 2,683
Posted By jawarden
I have a soft spot for Fuji and I wish the best...

I have a soft spot for Fuji and I wish the best for them. It seems inconceivable that they have no black and white offerings at all after making so many great films, but here we are. I hope they...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-03-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 890
Posted By jawarden
Why does it deplete fixer faster? Beats me, but I...

Why does it deplete fixer faster? Beats me, but I think all tab grain films do it.

It's a good idea to test film leaders for fixing strength to establish a reasonable number of rolls to attempt...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-03-2018
Replies: 245
Views: 15,218
Posted By jawarden
I've found that using the right developer and...

I've found that using the right developer and exposing this film properly yields results that I like and can print in the darkroom to my satisfaction. No problems.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-08-2018
Replies: 166
Views: 4,868
Posted By jawarden
I don't either. Smugmug's approach to keep Flickr...

I don't either. Smugmug's approach to keep Flickr alive seems completely reasonable and fair play. They're trying to fix the problems Yahoo created and with any luck they'll succeed. The price sounds...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-06-2018
Replies: 166
Views: 4,868
Posted By jawarden
For me it’s worth the price paid. Cheaper than...

For me it’s worth the price paid. Cheaper than Photobucket and a much higher quality service.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 10-29-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 479
Posted By jawarden
yes. They've decided 6x6 has no meaning,...

yes. They've decided 6x6 has no meaning, apparently.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-26-2018
Replies: 445
Views: 14,128
Posted By jawarden
And, of course, the obvious other question of why...

And, of course, the obvious other question of why others might feel it is their appointed duty to defend Leica, who clearly needs no defending. If the forum negativity doesn't affect the bottom line...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-25-2018
Replies: 445
Views: 14,128
Posted By jawarden
Oh that's good. :-)

Oh that's good. :-)
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-24-2018
Replies: 445
Views: 14,128
Posted By jawarden
Wow, right you are, and I had no idea. I use an...

Wow, right you are, and I had no idea. I use an M3 and haven't tried the digital ones. Seems like another odd design choice, but okay it's unique. :-)
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-24-2018
Replies: 445
Views: 14,128
Posted By jawarden
That is one strange camera. I have no problem...

That is one strange camera. I have no problem with a thumb grip/rest/whatever, but making it look like a film advance lever is a poor choice. Winding on film on an M3 for instance is a real pleasure...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 10-23-2018
Replies: 41
Views: 1,844
Posted By jawarden
:-) I'd try instant if there were bigger prints,...

:-)

I'd try instant if there were bigger prints, quality lenses and an ability to have a negative for enlargements.
Forum: Film vs Digital 10-22-2018
Replies: 42
Views: 2,683
Posted By jawarden
You could always write a post over there and...

You could always write a post over there and alert the clowns.

As for the article, the parts of it that were understandable just seemed like another opinion blog post to me.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-21-2018
Replies: 38
Views: 1,729
Posted By jawarden
Omg now I want one ��

Omg now I want one ��
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-19-2018
Replies: 38
Views: 1,729
Posted By jawarden
I'm not sure this is a scam because they did...

I'm not sure this is a scam because they did deliver the product after all. But it's definitely a mismatch of quality marketing in support of an incompetently designed, badly manufactured product....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-11-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 830
Posted By jawarden
Haha! Well you can't take it with you. :-)

Haha! Well you can't take it with you. :-)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-10-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 2,097
Posted By jawarden
That article influenced my purchase and it's fun...

That article influenced my purchase and it's fun to reread it. The Contax G2 in the article was the camera I was looking to replace, and the ZI was a good fit for me.

For what it's worth the ZI is...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-09-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 2,097
Posted By jawarden
For those interested here's a comparison between...

For those interested here's a comparison between the ZI and an M3. The ZI viewfinder is bigger, brighter and more accurate color. The ZI isn't a "better" camera than the Leica, but for me it's much...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-08-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 2,097
Posted By jawarden
Zeiss Ikon has 35 and 50 frame lines and the best...

Zeiss Ikon has 35 and 50 frame lines and the best viewfinder in the business. If you want no distortion the ZM 35mm f2.0 comes to mind.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-05-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 1,734
Posted By jawarden
Tough crowd. Good luck to the OP in finding a...

Tough crowd. Good luck to the OP in finding a smaller, fun street camera, no matter what it is. There is a lot out there to choose from in the used M8 price range.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-04-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 1,734
Posted By jawarden
Yes, I read that right there in his first...

Yes, I read that right there in his first sentence. :-)

If the OP wants a new camera that is less bulky and as he says "for the pleasure of it and a little street photography" I would personally...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-04-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 1,734
Posted By jawarden
For me it would be a non-starter. For that money...

For me it would be a non-starter. For that money I'd be looking at a new camera.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-26-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 812
Posted By jawarden
I honestly didn't miss P3200 when it went away...

I honestly didn't miss P3200 when it went away because I wasn't shooting much fast film anyway at the time. Delta 3200 filled in nicely when I did need it, and of course availability in medium format...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-25-2018
Replies: 37
Views: 1,468
Posted By jawarden
Use one of the labs or do it yourself? Is this a...

Use one of the labs or do it yourself? Is this a trick question? :p
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-25-2018
Replies: 197
Views: 11,744
Posted By jawarden
I haven't seen the whole release, just this part...

I haven't seen the whole release, just this part of it on IG

https://www.instagram.com/p/BoJW11glJYU/?utm_source=ig_web_button_share_sheet
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-25-2018
Replies: 197
Views: 11,744
Posted By jawarden
Well it looks like this thread has come full...

Well it looks like this thread has come full circle. Kodak is sharing a pic of the press release with today's date, showing that they are now shipping to distributors. Well done!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-21-2018
Replies: 197
Views: 11,744
Posted By jawarden
It does look like they're getting close now....

It does look like they're getting close now. Kodak is on Instagram today asking for contact info for worldwide E6 processors for app integration. Very cool. From their post:

"We need your help! In...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-18-2018
Replies: 197
Views: 11,744
Posted By jawarden
I agree, the ideal would be to have film and...

I agree, the ideal would be to have film and lifestyle products together to drive home the message. Put a t-shirt and a roll of film in a bag or whatever.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-18-2018
Replies: 197
Views: 11,744
Posted By jawarden
I don't think anyone has suggested that it has. ...

I don't think anyone has suggested that it has. Fuji and Kodak both make excellent products. And branded apparel, which I suppose appeals to some, might be helpful in addition to the core...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-18-2018
Replies: 197
Views: 11,744
Posted By jawarden
You can easily find FujiFilm apparel, including...

You can easily find FujiFilm apparel, including gloves, hoodies, t-shirts, golf shirts, etc. They don't market it as well as Kodak, but it's available on their website, at redbubble and other places...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 09-13-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 1,936
Posted By jawarden
What I thought as well. $20 per roll for expired...

What I thought as well. $20 per roll for expired Neopan?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-12-2018
Replies: 197
Views: 11,744
Posted By jawarden
The images look fantastic on the instagram...

The images look fantastic on the instagram account, with all the normal caveats about instagram viewing. I'm very happy this is going so well for Kodak and look forward to giving this film a run.
Forum: Other RF 09-06-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 1,040
Posted By jawarden
Oh I see, yes that's not aperture priority at all.

Oh I see, yes that's not aperture priority at all.
Forum: Other RF 09-06-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 1,040
Posted By jawarden
The bold text above doesn't sound right to me....

The bold text above doesn't sound right to me. Aperture Priority means just that: you set the aperture and that becomes the priority for the camera to calculate the proper exposure time. So if you...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 08-21-2018
Replies: 56
Views: 1,725
Posted By jawarden
I would probably just take the 45 and be...

I would probably just take the 45 and be satisfied with the best.

:-)
Forum: RFF News 08-06-2018
Replies: 47
Views: 3,620
Posted By jawarden
I've been using a lot of FP4 recently and it's...

I've been using a lot of FP4 recently and it's certainly a fine film, but there does seem to be something special about Plus-X. I haven't looked at the curves or anything but I definitely prefer...
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