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Forum: Photography General Interest 06-29-2014
Replies: 44
Views: 3,568
Posted By Dana B.
I'm going to go against the grain. I bought an...

I'm going to go against the grain. I bought an X100s thinking I'd be inspired. Only it set me back a year while struggling with its autofocus, buttons and and digital menus. As a result, the joy...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-20-2014
Replies: 55
Views: 10,866
Posted By Dana B.
Blog's fine -- and it is a web log, or digitally...

Blog's fine -- and it is a web log, or digitally published opinion snippet. Most of the criticism here seems to concern what's been said in quotes, which is wholly the responsibility of the speaker,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-20-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 4,923
Posted By Dana B.
Juan, OK, nice description. I get it, thanks. ...

Juan,

OK, nice description. I get it, thanks. I've always wondered about the passion for Rodinal, having always dev'd Tri-X in D-76 and HC-110.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-20-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 4,923
Posted By Dana B.
Why ding a great film like Tri-X with Rodinal? A...

Why ding a great film like Tri-X with Rodinal? A bag of D-76 runs about $7. Doesn't seem like a high price for a perfect match.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 04-13-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 7,889
Posted By Dana B.
The GF670 works fine for environmental portraits....

The GF670 works fine for environmental portraits. Here are two fresh off the scanner, shot on Acros 100, developed in D-76. The first is an off-duty cop in Los Angeles, CA, the second an apple pruner...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 01-19-2014
Replies: 56
Views: 21,307
Posted By Dana B.
Alex, Great looking Pen F, same as mine but with...

Alex, Great looking Pen F, same as mine but with the clunky accessory meter attached. And great to know about Bill at Steve's, thanks.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 01-19-2014
Replies: 362
Views: 101,684
Posted By Dana B.
Great job. The low-light pics really pop. Didn't...

Great job. The low-light pics really pop. Didn't think it was possible with such a slow lens, with enough DOF. Did you rate the Delta at at 1600?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-16-2014
Replies: 1
Views: 766
Posted By Dana B.
Have you contacted Freestyle? I agree about...

Have you contacted Freestyle? I agree about Tri-X and D-76, or even HC-110. Not sure why anyone bothers using anything else.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 01-04-2014
Replies: 362
Views: 101,684
Posted By Dana B.
Gf670 Tri-X HC-110, Japanese Zero ...

Gf670 Tri-X HC-110, Japanese Zero

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Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 01-01-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 2,097
Posted By Dana B.
The Pen F/FT has an audible shutter "click," but...

The Pen F/FT has an audible shutter "click," but I don't know how it compares to a Leica. The standard 38/1.8 is a superb lens. I have the 40 but it's been some time since I used it. As for the FT...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-03-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 1,833
Posted By Dana B.
+ 1 -- ditto

+ 1 -- ditto
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 11-28-2013
Replies: 362
Views: 101,684
Posted By Dana B.
Peter S., These landscapes pop, both in B&W and...

Peter S.,

These landscapes pop, both in B&W and color.

Dana
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 11-23-2013
Replies: 362
Views: 101,684
Posted By Dana B.
GF670 Tri-X ...

GF670 Tri-X

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Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 11-21-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 1,991
Posted By Dana B.
Common problem with my original Pen F. I...

Common problem with my original Pen F. I discovered that if I didn't cock the shutter on the last shot, I could press the button and rewind the film. In other words, best to burn one (you've got 47...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-06-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,492
Posted By Dana B.
I get 'em, too -- except mine are white (or a...

I get 'em, too -- except mine are white (or a dark line through the neg). Happens with two MF cameras, a GF670 and a Rolleicord, when I dev in HC-110. Same direction as film travel. I've had the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-04-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 2,971
Posted By Dana B.
Ditto. Rodinal seems to be a drug, for some. ...

Ditto. Rodinal seems to be a drug, for some. And stand development a lingering fad. I wish I could understand the allure.

Tri-X and D-76 or HC-110 is a winning combo at standard developing...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-04-2013
Replies: 5,698
Views: 513,254
Posted By Dana B.
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7294/9670259013_8f0b...

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7294/9670259013_8f0b276e4e_z.jpg
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 09-01-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 3,217
Posted By Dana B.
Gavin, This is great, thanks. I can't believe...

Gavin,

This is great, thanks. I can't believe no one thought to include "AF correction" into automatic. The default setting is like sticking a governor into my automatic .50-caliber machine gun.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 09-01-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 3,217
Posted By Dana B.
Thanks for the advice. I'll take it all to...

Thanks for the advice. I'll take it all to heart. I've also been told by someone who has had success with the X100s to toggle focus assist, and to set minimum ISO to 1/125th of a second.

At the...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 09-01-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,066
Posted By Dana B.
Mine blows through batteries, too. I'm lucky if...

Mine blows through batteries, too. I'm lucky if I get 300 frames from one cell.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 09-01-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 3,217
Posted By Dana B.
If you're referring to my pic, the focus square...

If you're referring to my pic, the focus square was in the center, the subject's face was in the center, but the point of focus was off-center. I could post a dozen similar frames that were out of...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 09-01-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 3,217
Posted By Dana B.
Adam, Glad you like your X100s. Me, I'll likely...

Adam,

Glad you like your X100s. Me, I'll likely sell mine. Like most people, I love the look and feel of the camera, despite its too many digital bells and whistles. And I think 35mm is the perfect...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-01-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 2,788
Posted By Dana B.
Not sure about the Rollei film, because it's...

Not sure about the Rollei film, because it's expensive here. For descriptions of each film type, you might go to http://www.freestylephoto.biz/.

I've found Tri-X and D-76 or HC-110 to be a...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 09-01-2013
Replies: 362
Views: 101,684
Posted By Dana B.
Fuji GF670 Tri-X HC-110 ...

Fuji GF670 Tri-X HC-110

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5480/9630298438_585103944e_c.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-30-2013
Replies: 923
Views: 177,585
Posted By Dana B.
Fuji Gf670 Tri-X HC-110 ...

Fuji Gf670 Tri-X HC-110

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5480/9630298438_585103944e_c.jpg
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 08-25-2013
Replies: 362
Views: 101,684
Posted By Dana B.
Fuji GF670 Tri-X HC-110 ...

Fuji GF670 Tri-X HC-110

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7460/9592150614_6bf1bbbfb6_c.jpg
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-16-2013
Replies: 114
Views: 7,928
Posted By Dana B.
Best SLR may go to the OM-1, in the eyes of some...

Best SLR may go to the OM-1, in the eyes of some (I use the OM-2n and OM-4).

But for ultimate Maitani cool -- and clean SLR design devoid of camera clutter -- his Pen F wins hands down.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-20-2013
Replies: 150
Views: 12,442
Posted By Dana B.
Many on this board may not have a clue how...

Many on this board may not have a clue how vicious hustlers can be on Hollywood Boulevard. I live in Los Angeles, and have brushes with many of them, which can include the homeless. My heart goes...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 06-16-2013
Replies: 68
Views: 8,507
Posted By Dana B.
Who among us haven't run out of ideas? I respect...

Who among us haven't run out of ideas? I respect the good work Winogrand did. And wish I could do the same.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-15-2013
Replies: 99
Views: 6,872
Posted By Dana B.
Sorry, but I can't wrap my brain around this. ...

Sorry, but I can't wrap my brain around this. Say you have lots of sky, which will trick the meter to underexpose. So you meter on the shadows to correct it. But then you say to dial two stops...
Forum: Travel 06-14-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,041
Posted By Dana B.
You won't regret it. I went to Tuscany a couple...

You won't regret it. I went to Tuscany a couple of summers ago and took my Fuji MF rangefinder GF670. Shot 50 rolls, mostly B&W, a few chrome (brought all my film from the states). My back-up was...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-13-2013
Replies: 31
Views: 2,676
Posted By Dana B.
D-76 isn't hard to mix: just make sure the...

D-76 isn't hard to mix: just make sure the water's hot enough and that you stir the heck out of it to dissolved flakes. I store mine in a brown photo jug. But you could easily pour it into a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-05-2013
Replies: 46
Views: 3,190
Posted By Dana B.
Most SLRs, including Nikon's, were decent. I...

Most SLRs, including Nikon's, were decent. I have a very solid FT-3, with sharp lenses such as the 85/2 and 35/2, wonderful for the street. Don't worry about the gear. The most important element...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 06-05-2013
Replies: 201
Views: 21,416
Posted By Dana B.
Punkjumpup, Thanks. I'll check out the link. I...

Punkjumpup, Thanks. I'll check out the link. I really need some Fuji mojo. Otherwise, I'll go back to genuflecting to Tri-X.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 06-02-2013
Replies: 201
Views: 21,416
Posted By Dana B.
Thanks for the encouragement. I'll keep at it,...

Thanks for the encouragement. I'll keep at it, for I don't want to let what appears to be a sensible digital purchase languish. But I must disagree on your assertion that the X100s is...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 06-02-2013
Replies: 201
Views: 21,416
Posted By Dana B.
I wholeheartedly agree. I've been mostly a B&W...

I wholeheartedly agree. I've been mostly a B&W film user. I bought the X100s after looking to buy a new digital camera for about three years. I also own another Fuji, the GF670 bellows RF. The...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 06-01-2013
Replies: 362
Views: 101,684
Posted By Dana B.
Very nice, Pappoopa.

Very nice, Pappoopa.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-27-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 3,822
Posted By Dana B.
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7370/8862048019_737c...

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http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7323/8862702444_56e12df305_z.jpg

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...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-26-2013
Replies: 423
Views: 73,663
Posted By Dana B.
Spring Fire, Malibu Hills, Southern California,...

Spring Fire, Malibu Hills, Southern California, 2013

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Forum: Photography General Interest 05-25-2013
Replies: 5,698
Views: 513,254
Posted By Dana B.
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8541/8827295318_d955...

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8541/8827295318_d95575ed85_z.jpg
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 05-19-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 4,966
Posted By Dana B.
"Grading is kind of like soap box sizes (large,...

"Grading is kind of like soap box sizes (large, super, and giant), and only refers to the finish not the function, and Ex is really the worst.

Like new -- all paperwork boxes and wrapping, no sign...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-18-2013
Replies: 32
Views: 4,426
Posted By Dana B.
I'd be worried about my film not being fixed...

I'd be worried about my film not being fixed properly. As it is, I rinse for 20 mins.
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 05-18-2013
Replies: 31
Views: 11,866
Posted By Dana B.
Great frame, Erik. The quality is superb. On...

Great frame, Erik. The quality is superb.

On a different note, I must say I don't really get the dyptich (or triptych or any other tych) concept. A good photo, in my opinion, is self-contained....
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 05-17-2013
Replies: 362
Views: 101,684
Posted By Dana B.
Olelovold: Interesting. These London photos...

Olelovold: Interesting. These London photos could easily have been shot in Los Angeles. Except our concrete "rivers" wind across the city marked by grafitti.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 05-16-2013
Replies: 362
Views: 101,684
Posted By Dana B.
Thanks. Yeah, Spring fire, Camarillo-Newbury...

Thanks. Yeah, Spring fire, Camarillo-Newbury Park to the coast, this month. Burned 44 square miles, all homes saved.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 05-15-2013
Replies: 362
Views: 101,684
Posted By Dana B.
Thanks, John. I breathed my share of smoke to...

Thanks, John. I breathed my share of smoke to get it. I'm hoping more people post their Voit/Fuji photos.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 05-15-2013
Replies: 362
Views: 101,684
Posted By Dana B.
GF670, Tri-X D-76 ...

GF670, Tri-X D-76

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7292/8741508188_bf2706b359_c.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-15-2013
Replies: 2,578
Views: 497,983
Posted By Dana B.
Gf670, Tri-X D-76 ...

Gf670, Tri-X D-76

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7292/8741508188_bf2706b359_c.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-15-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 2,275
Posted By Dana B.
California Condor, off-exhibit at the Los Angeles...

California Condor, off-exhibit at the Los Angeles Zoo

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7290/8741481862_474613e3b4_z.jpg
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-12-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 3,459
Posted By Dana B.
I'm interested solely in B&W. But I gave up on...

I'm interested solely in B&W. But I gave up on Viewscan, as it didn't serve my B&W needs. An update should include info for films photographers really use, from Tri-X to HP5. I found the software...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 05-12-2013
Replies: 362
Views: 101,684
Posted By Dana B.
GF670 Tri-X D-76 ...

GF670 Tri-X D-76

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7451/8731912112_75f9e2184b_z.jpg

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7432/8730769791_60304cac61_z.jpg
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-11-2013
Replies: 3,769
Views: 725,831
Posted By Dana B.
OM-2n 50/1.4 Tri-X D-76 ...

OM-2n 50/1.4 Tri-X D-76

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7336/8723535350_b830f8320c_c.jpg
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 05-11-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 2,183
Posted By Dana B.
Thanks. I've got some Fomapan and Efke; I was...

Thanks. I've got some Fomapan and Efke; I was considering developing it in D76.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 05-11-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 2,183
Posted By Dana B.
Why so so many RFFers seem to be stuck on Rodinal?

Why so so many RFFers seem to be stuck on Rodinal?
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-11-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 1,552
Posted By Dana B.
Faulty strobe.

Faulty strobe.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-11-2013
Replies: 3,338
Views: 576,022
Posted By Dana B.
Olympus OM-2 50/1.4 Tri-X D-76 ...

Olympus OM-2 50/1.4 Tri-X D-76

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7336/8723535350_b830f8320c_c.jpg
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 05-10-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 2,580
Posted By Dana B.
From BuzzardKid: Only if you're having your...

From BuzzardKid:

Only if you're having your film in a cheap bag going into checked luggage in third world countries were old equipment is used would you risk getting your films fogged.

From me:
...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 05-10-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 1,943
Posted By Dana B.
I certainly hope so, thanks. Now I've got to...

I certainly hope so, thanks. Now I've got to head back to the *&%^%*&!!! manual, as my EVF screen is a few stops darker than the optical one. It looks as if I pressed the DOF button on an old SLR. ...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 05-10-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 1,943
Posted By Dana B.
Great review. But I must say, I just bought an...

Great review. But I must say, I just bought an X100s ... and like a bad dog brought home from the pound, don't want to touch it. Too many friggin' menu options, too many scrambles to open the...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 05-10-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 1,673
Posted By Dana B.
Biomed, I agree. True engineering jewels. ...

Biomed, I agree. True engineering jewels. Trouble is, while I revere the legacy of Maitani, I find myself shooting his OM-2 over my Pen F, mostly for the bigger neg, and not having to run all the...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 05-10-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 2,580
Posted By Dana B.
I presume by film safe bag you mean lead bag. ...

I presume by film safe bag you mean lead bag. They don't work, they're obsolete. The inspectors see a black blob, turn up the X-rays, then nuke your stuff. Better to hand a clear bag of film, sans...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 05-09-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 1,673
Posted By Dana B.
I'd love to have the 70: it's equivalent to a...

I'd love to have the 70: it's equivalent to a 100mm portrait lens. The 38/1.8 is the standard Pen F lens, a true gem. Try a TV CLA: sit on the couch and work both lenses through your favorite show....
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-09-2013
Replies: 768
Views: 329,106
Posted By Dana B.
Rollei Vb Tri-X ...

Rollei Vb Tri-X

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7423/8723664820_951cd95b4f_c.jpg
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 05-09-2013
Replies: 234
Views: 30,193
Posted By Dana B.
Olympus Zuiko 50/1.4 Tri-X D-76 ...

Olympus Zuiko 50/1.4 Tri-X D-76

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7336/8723535350_b830f8320c_c.jpg
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 05-06-2013
Replies: 362
Views: 101,684
Posted By Dana B.
Nice stuff, Paapoopa. I agree. The GF670 makes...

Nice stuff, Paapoopa. I agree. The GF670 makes for a great travel camera.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-05-2013
Replies: 768
Views: 329,106
Posted By Dana B.
T6-Texan, Condor Squadron, Van Nuys, California...

T6-Texan, Condor Squadron, Van Nuys, California -- Rolleicord Vb

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Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-02-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,362
Posted By Dana B.
Looks like HC-110 from Rochester may be phased...

Looks like HC-110 from Rochester may be phased out. B&H has discontinued it. The Freestyle website doesn't carry it. I called Calumet; its warehouse is out. Amazon isn't carrying it. A buddy of...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-02-2013
Replies: 93
Views: 7,590
Posted By Dana B.
Fuji film prices to rise

Dated March 22, but I haven't seen it here:

http://www.fujifilm.com/news/n130322_04.html
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-17-2013
Replies: 1,048
Views: 137,706
Posted By Dana B.
Fujifilm GF670 - Tri-X ...

Fujifilm GF670 - Tri-X

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8251/8483939302_f1af86330b_c.jpg
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-03-2013
Replies: 933
Views: 229,278
Posted By Dana B.
Rollleicord Vb Tri-X ...

Rollleicord Vb Tri-X

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8232/8442920395_e08ccdf69a_c.jpg
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 02-03-2013
Replies: 102
Views: 40,090
Posted By Dana B.
I love "weather" for B&W, my preferred film. ...

I love "weather" for B&W, my preferred film. Overcast. Cloud banks. Mixed sun and dark skies. Or rain, shiny streets and umbrellas. Fantastic. Try shooting in Los Angeles, where it's clear...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-03-2013
Replies: 57
Views: 5,842
Posted By Dana B.
Chris, You may be overthinking this. D76 is a...

Chris,

You may be overthinking this. D76 is a great developer, especiallyl for Tri-X. It's also cheap, at less than $7 a bag (and even less for the Freestyle knock-off, which I don't bother...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 01-26-2013
Replies: 224
Views: 74,039
Posted By Dana B.
I agree. It does feel weird. I have realized...

I agree. It does feel weird. I have realized that, in time, some gear has to go. I recently sold a black Nikkormat FT2, but kept the FT3, as all my Nikkor lenses are compatible with it. ...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 01-10-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 2,811
Posted By Dana B.
I've had a series of Pen Fs, my first love in...

I've had a series of Pen Fs, my first love in SLRs. I sold the FTs, and kept my original double-wind, non-TTL Pen F, with attached light meter. Great camera. My fave.

If you live in the US and...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 12-08-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 12,205
Posted By Dana B.
I really like the looks of this. Thank you for...

I really like the looks of this. Thank you for dredging up an old post.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-08-2012
Replies: 933
Views: 229,278
Posted By Dana B.
Rolleicord Vb, Tri-X ...

Rolleicord Vb, Tri-X

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8345/8255457418_8edfb9b592_c.jpg
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 12-04-2012
Replies: 362
Views: 101,684
Posted By Dana B.
GF670, Tri-X ...

GF670, Tri-X

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Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-01-2012
Replies: 933
Views: 229,278
Posted By Dana B.
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8478/8236397836_04f7...

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Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-01-2012
Replies: 125
Views: 9,616
Posted By Dana B.
I live in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles....

I live in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles. It's a sprawling, monotonous postwar exurb, whose demographics have largely flip-flopped in the past few decades. When I reach for my camera, do I...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-30-2012
Replies: 114
Views: 20,961
Posted By Dana B.
Prefer Epson. Vuescan was very poor for B&W.

Prefer Epson. Vuescan was very poor for B&W.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-22-2012
Replies: 37
Views: 7,635
Posted By Dana B.
Nice /2. Interesting rider. Pretty cool jacket...

Nice /2. Interesting rider. Pretty cool jacket and boots, too.
Forum: Yashica RF 11-22-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 2,919
Posted By Dana B.
I want one.

I want one.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-21-2012
Replies: 50
Views: 6,083
Posted By Dana B.
I recently experimented with a friend's Contaflex...

I recently experimented with a friend's Contaflex I, from the early 1950s. Superb build quality. Somewhat difficult to load. Even came with filters. I put it through its paces, and enjoyed the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-13-2012
Replies: 73
Views: 8,490
Posted By Dana B.
Weird thread. The OP never names the lens. Just...

Weird thread. The OP never names the lens. Just keeps rambling 'bout King.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-10-2012
Replies: 3,178
Views: 760,402
Posted By Dana B.
Fujifilm GF670...

Fujifilm GF670 Tri-X
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Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 10-21-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 2,752
Posted By Dana B.
Congratulations. Great to see another happy...

Congratulations. Great to see another happy GF670 owner. I bought mine new and am very happy with it. There's very little chatter on this board. Please post some pics.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-20-2012
Replies: 172
Views: 23,465
Posted By Dana B.
No respect. At least take them to the Goodwill.

No respect. At least take them to the Goodwill.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-20-2012
Replies: 33
Views: 4,661
Posted By Dana B.
Not true. After buying nearly $5,000 in stuff...

Not true. After buying nearly $5,000 in stuff and services via Paypal, I was told the company needed access to my bank account in order to "verify" its authenticity. I said, Sorry, but no one but...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-01-2012
Replies: 75
Views: 8,502
Posted By Dana B.
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8175/8045695709_a3a0...

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Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-28-2012
Replies: 109
Views: 27,812
Posted By Dana B.
Simple: ice. Mix your developer. Take its...

Simple: ice. Mix your developer. Take its temperature. Add a cube or two of ice, if needed. Stir. Repeat as necessary till it's 68*. Rinse thermometer. Develop.

I use a four-reel stainless...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-28-2012
Replies: 1,943
Views: 259,541
Posted By Dana B.
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8456/8034831429_629b...

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8456/8034831429_629b59d51c_z.jpg
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-10-2012
Replies: 3,769
Views: 725,831
Posted By Dana B.
OM-2n, Zuiko 50/1.4, Tri-X ...

OM-2n, Zuiko 50/1.4, Tri-X

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Forum: Optics Theory - 09-10-2012
Replies: 1,920
Views: 1,748,545
Posted By Dana B.
Olympus OM-2n, Zuiko 50/1.4, Tri-X ...

Olympus OM-2n, Zuiko 50/1.4, Tri-X

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Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 09-04-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1,316
Posted By Dana B.
Could this be the infamous bromide drag? Perhaps...

Could this be the infamous bromide drag? Perhaps I'm overfilling my tank; I can see developer in the fill hole before I cap it. Or not enough agitation. Whatever the case, your comments are very...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 09-04-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1,316
Posted By Dana B.
Sevo and Dwig: Thanks for the tips. I checked...

Sevo and Dwig: Thanks for the tips. I checked the negs tonight on a light box. There were no dark streaks in the clear zone between frames. So perhaps it's my agitation technique with HC110. May...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 09-04-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1,316
Posted By Dana B.
Sevo, Thanks. Could be a light leak, yes. I'll...

Sevo, Thanks. Could be a light leak, yes. I'll try a penlight inside the Rollei in the dark. Could try it in my Nikkor stainless two-reel tank as well. Other than that, I'm stumped. The dark...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 09-03-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1,316
Posted By Dana B.
Tornado Problem in Negs

Please help. For awhile, I've experienced occasional tornado-like marks running through my MF negs. I've had them in my Fujifilm GF670 and Rolleicord Vb. At first, I thought they might be caused by...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-03-2012
Replies: 83
Views: 13,899
Posted By Dana B.
I used Paypal for yeas until it demanded access...

I used Paypal for yeas until it demanded access to my bank account -- supposedly for security. Seems like once you hit a $5K limit, it wants a look-see. I told 'em no way, can't do it, won't do it....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-03-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 3,529
Posted By Dana B.
I don't think anyone cares what Leica calls it. ...

I don't think anyone cares what Leica calls it. Monochom sounds ridiculous. And MM sounds like M&M which sounds like candy. Since the base camera is an M9, and since it was designed to shoot...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 09-03-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 1,679
Posted By Dana B.
I find yellow generally does the job. I also...

I find yellow generally does the job. I also like the yellow-green bay I filter for my Rolleicord.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-03-2012
Replies: 68
Views: 15,427
Posted By Dana B.
Smith, Thanks for the link. I'm scanning some MF...

Smith, Thanks for the link. I'm scanning some MF negs as we speak. I'll try your method. Cheers, Dana
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-03-2012
Replies: 68
Views: 15,427
Posted By Dana B.
I don't mean to hijack this thread, but I've been...

I don't mean to hijack this thread, but I've been using the V500 for several years and have never figured out how to "correctly" set the black, white and middle gray points for each scan. Simply...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-02-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,227
Posted By Dana B.
I have little experience with pushing Tri-X, but...

I have little experience with pushing Tri-X, but I think these exposures look fine a little on the dark side. The wide-angle MF rocks. I think D76 is one of the perfect developers for Tri-X,...
Forum: RFF Polls 09-02-2012
Replies: 303
Views: 127,877
Posted By Dana B.
If you want to save $, go for the Canonet 25,...

If you want to save $, go for the Canonet 25, with the slower 45/2.5 lens and 1/4 shutter speed. Good enough for most outside street shots. It was my first real camera, but I haven't taken it around...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-01-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 4,238
Posted By Dana B.
Great write-up. I have the GF670, but the W is...

Great write-up. I have the GF670, but the W is out of reach. You stole it if you paid $2k. Please post some pics when you develop them.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-27-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,914
Posted By Dana B.
Looks good. But I've had good results with Tri-X...

Looks good. But I've had good results with Tri-X @ 320 in HC-110B for 5 1/2 minutes.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-27-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 2,380
Posted By Dana B.
Congrats on your new results. I've done the same...

Congrats on your new results. I've done the same thing: fixed the roll first and found clear daylight.

For years, Tri-X has been my dope. But I went to Freestyle in Hollywood today and bought...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 08-26-2012
Replies: 44
Views: 9,634
Posted By Dana B.
Thanks Astro. Going to have to crank up for...

Thanks Astro. Going to have to crank up for another Pen-F stroll. Saw this same dude today in Santa Monica.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 08-26-2012
Replies: 0
Views: 1,260
Posted By Dana B.
GF670 Battery Question

I've gone through one battery in my GF670 in a year and may have dusted a second. Only I'm confused. The first battery died and I coudn't fire the shutter and advance the film, if I remember...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-26-2012
Replies: 422
Views: 60,533
Posted By Dana B.
Rolleicord Vb - Tri-X - Mojave Desert, Zzyzx,...

Rolleicord Vb - Tri-X - Mojave Desert, Zzyzx, California

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Forum: Photography General Interest 08-26-2012
Replies: 3,178
Views: 760,402
Posted By Dana B.
Fujifilm Gf670 -Tri-X ...

Fujifilm Gf670 -Tri-X

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Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-26-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 2,626
Posted By Dana B.
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7247/7865215942_6f87...

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7247/7865215942_6f87b331aa_c.jpg
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 08-26-2012
Replies: 44
Views: 9,634
Posted By Dana B.
Pen F - Tri-X ...

Pen F - Tri-X

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Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 08-26-2012
Replies: 44
Views: 9,634
Posted By Dana B.
C'mon folks: let's see some pics.

C'mon folks: let's see some pics.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-24-2012
Replies: 54
Views: 7,091
Posted By Dana B.
Great thread. I've pondered this myself ... and...

Great thread. I've pondered this myself ... and have leaned toward medium format. Reason: I'm just wowed by the negs, scans and look. If I need color snaps, I use my G9 point and shoot.

Unlike...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-23-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 2,626
Posted By Dana B.
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8291/7844654082_cd36...

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8291/7844654082_cd36ba863c_c.jpg
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-23-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 2,626
Posted By Dana B.
Fujifilm GF670 -...

Fujifilm GF670 - Tri-X
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Fujifilm GF670 - Tri-X
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Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-23-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 2,626
Posted By Dana B.
Rolleicord Vb -...

Rolleicord Vb - Tri-X
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Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-21-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 2,626
Posted By Dana B.
Rolleicord Vb - Arista 400...

Rolleicord Vb - Arista 400 EDU
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Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-21-2012
Replies: 36
Views: 5,596
Posted By Dana B.
Rate at 320.

Rate at 320.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-20-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,620
Posted By Dana B.
Fire away. Experience is the best teacher. In...

Fire away. Experience is the best teacher. In time, you may find 120 easier than 135, as I have. Chemicals are cheap, developing worth every minute of trial and error. For the time it takes to...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 08-20-2012
Replies: 65
Views: 8,836
Posted By Dana B.
Not sure about NYC. But on LA subways I've found...

Not sure about NYC. But on LA subways I've found a 35/2 Nikkor to work well. Or settle for my 50/1.4 Zuiko, which works well for people, but is often tight for the interior architectural drama.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-20-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 6,875
Posted By Dana B.
I've had the same issue with my Vb. On an...

I've had the same issue with my Vb. On an earlier thread, one coordinated shooter said he focuses (on the Vb) with his thumb and forefinger, then reaches down with his longer index finger to pull...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 08-16-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 3,068
Posted By Dana B.
It's got some old legs and may need a walk around...

It's got some old legs and may need a walk around the block or two. Be sure to post some pics.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-01-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,143
Posted By Dana B.
Keep it simple, reducing variables. Learn...

Keep it simple, reducing variables. Learn hyperfocal distance for maximum DOF, for the street. Pick one film and one developer and stick to it (for me, Tri-X is dope). Scanning allows sharing...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 07-29-2012
Replies: 70
Views: 9,080
Posted By Dana B.
Focusing can by clunky. I love my Rolleicord Vb,...

Focusing can by clunky. I love my Rolleicord Vb, and have gotten super images with it. But I've never gotten used to focusing without the loupe (I've noticed Vivian Maier focused without it by just...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-25-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 2,461
Posted By Dana B.
Great project. Sorry about your processing (the...

Great project. Sorry about your processing (the dust can easily be fixed). I especially like No. 4.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-25-2012
Replies: 27
Views: 3,538
Posted By Dana B.
It wasn't long ago our newsroom had 17...

It wasn't long ago our newsroom had 17 photographers; we now have five. It wasn't long ago our newsroom had 135 people; we now have scarcely 30 -- to cover an urban 2.5 million. There are many...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-23-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 4,847
Posted By Dana B.
Rolling-pin method. Slow rolls across the...

Rolling-pin method. Slow rolls across the counter for 10 seconds at the top of each minute (HC-110, dilution B, Tri-X, 5 1/2 minutes).
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-17-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1,398
Posted By Dana B.
Looks like you're good to go. I'd get a GraLab...

Looks like you're good to go. I'd get a GraLab timer; nothing like seeing that huge needle spin around for accurate timekeeping. I prefer to use a couple of fills of water instead of stop bath. If...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-15-2012
Replies: 39
Views: 7,026
Posted By Dana B.
Try one of the Canonet QL series (17, 25, etc.). ...

Try one of the Canonet QL series (17, 25, etc.). Many sell for under $50. You may have to buy a Wein cell battery to replace the mercury 625.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 07-15-2012
Replies: 1,086
Views: 229,619
Posted By Dana B.
Scanning is the weak link left for film. I'd wet...

Scanning is the weak link left for film. I'd wet print, but don't have the room; the learning curve would be very steep. I've almost given up on 35 mm, as I don't think the scans on my V500 or...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 07-15-2012
Replies: 362
Views: 101,684
Posted By Dana B.
GF670, Tri-X,...

GF670, Tri-X, HC-110
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Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 07-15-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 6,125
Posted By Dana B.
I use a 58 mm MC 8 yellow from Calumet. And I...

I use a 58 mm MC 8 yellow from Calumet. And I have a similar orange filter made by Hoya. The yellow is my primary tool.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 07-15-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 5,139
Posted By Dana B.
I'm already committed to a spin-on filter, but...

I'm already committed to a spin-on filter, but was considering the easy-to-attach hood. After learning that filters for it are difficult to find, I'm going to bag the notion. I've not had a problem...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-14-2012
Replies: 81
Views: 14,061
Posted By Dana B.
A recent trip to the Getty Museum in Los Angeles...

A recent trip to the Getty Museum in Los Angeles bore this out. In the corner of small gallery on a century of sky photography was a large square frame. In the center was matte blue. Nothing else....
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 07-14-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 2,295
Posted By Dana B.
Crisp. The small town shots of residents are...

Crisp. The small town shots of residents are loving and straight-on. My favorite are the Havana street scenes.
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 07-13-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 2,292
Posted By Dana B.
Fantastic. My fave is the original scroll Pen F....

Fantastic. My fave is the original scroll Pen F. That 60/1.5 looks killer.
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 07-13-2012
Replies: 267
Views: 106,634
Posted By Dana B.
Fujifilm GF670 MF RF folder. Seems like looking...

Fujifilm GF670 MF RF folder. Seems like looking through a plate-glass window.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-25-2012
Replies: 933
Views: 229,278
Posted By Dana B.
Rolleicord Vb, Tri-X,...

Rolleicord Vb, Tri-X, D76
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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-25-2012
Replies: 202
Views: 38,582
Posted By Dana B.
OM-2n, Tri-X,...

OM-2n, Tri-X, HC110
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Forum: Olympus RF 06-17-2012
Replies: 328
Views: 69,061
Posted By Dana B.
The Take Memories Home hummingbird shot is...

The Take Memories Home hummingbird shot is especially fine. Am hunting for an XA to add to my other Maitani machines. I hope to find one with decent RF focusing.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-17-2012
Replies: 1,943
Views: 259,541
Posted By Dana B.
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8166/7390197384_2539...

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8166/7390197384_25399a3653_z.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-17-2012
Replies: 423
Views: 73,663
Posted By Dana B.
Sayre Fire, Los Angeles,...

Sayre Fire, Los Angeles, 2008
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Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-16-2012
Replies: 2,014
Views: 617,157
Posted By Dana B.
Rolleicord Vb, Tri-X,...

Rolleicord Vb, Tri-X, D-76
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7082/7380307046_cff40cfe8a_b.jpg
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-09-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 3,709
Posted By Dana B.
The film scanning world is now divided between...

The film scanning world is now divided between haves and have nots -- those who have the discontinued Coolscan 9000 and those who don't. I am of the latter. Unfortunately, I didn't buy one during...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-09-2012
Replies: 58
Views: 4,958
Posted By Dana B.
Bird grain. Utterly fantastic.

Bird grain. Utterly fantastic.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-31-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 1,995
Posted By Dana B.
I have one of these on my Vb, and really like it:...

I have one of these on my Vb, and really like it: http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Rolleiflex-Rolleicord-SLR-DSLR-Leather-Strap-Black-/180413879960
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-24-2012
Replies: 48
Views: 11,800
Posted By Dana B.
Arista 400 EDU...

Arista 400 EDU (Fomapan)http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7100/7265567960_e2fb13d468_z.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-24-2012
Replies: 48
Views: 11,800
Posted By Dana B.
Arista 400 EDU (Fomapan) Notice the lines on the...

Arista 400 EDU (Fomapan) Notice the lines on the right.http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7072/7265568216_c460825171_z.jpg
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-24-2012
Replies: 47
Views: 7,845
Posted By Dana B.
I think it's fantastic as is. Please let us know...

I think it's fantastic as is. Please let us know if it works, and by all means, post some images.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-24-2012
Replies: 47
Views: 7,845
Posted By Dana B.
Years ago, we used to call motorcycles in similar...

Years ago, we used to call motorcycles in similar shape "rat bikes." Would this one be a rat Rollei? ;p
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-18-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 2,912
Posted By Dana B.
Really cool. Thanks for the pics, and...

Really cool. Thanks for the pics, and straightforward responses. I normally shoot Tri-X. I may give Efke a try.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-16-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 2,912
Posted By Dana B.
It would be great if someone could speak plainly...

It would be great if someone could speak plainly about why anyone would want this film.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-16-2012
Replies: 1,714
Views: 440,375
Posted By Dana B.
I agree. The street with the ruins is worthy of...

I agree. The street with the ruins is worthy of a wall. I could look at it again and again.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-15-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 3,875
Posted By Dana B.
Sorry, but my true love is for the mini daddy of...

Sorry, but my true love is for the mini daddy of the Om-1: the Oly Pen F. RIP Y. Maitani.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-14-2012
Replies: 41
Views: 4,836
Posted By Dana B.
My v500 is perfect for monitor/web use. If I...

My v500 is perfect for monitor/web use. If I should ever want a large print, I'll send it out. Don't sink too much $$$ into it. Until, that is, you get the bug ;p.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-09-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1,166
Posted By Dana B.
Yeah, you can get scans good enough for the Web,...

Yeah, you can get scans good enough for the Web, plus smaller prints, on a V500 or V600. My Epson V500 has served me well for 120, though it's been a challenge for 135.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-07-2012
Replies: 40
Views: 3,146
Posted By Dana B.
Another riff to this conversation is that today's...

Another riff to this conversation is that today's digital storage devices may not be readable a century from now. How many floppy discs, hard and soft, have gone by the wayside with no popular means...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-30-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 4,872
Posted By Dana B.
Dan, Thanks. I'll have to fiddle with the left...

Dan, Thanks. I'll have to fiddle with the left middle finger, lol.

As for the OP, pics look great. Enjoy your new-old Cord.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-29-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 4,872
Posted By Dana B.
Trouble is, on the Vb you focus with your left...

Trouble is, on the Vb you focus with your left hand. If I understand you correctly, that means I must focus, then move my hand down to squeeze the body with my left thumb, while squeezing the lever...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-29-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 4,872
Posted By Dana B.
Congratulations. The Flexes get most of the...

Congratulations. The Flexes get most of the chatter here. But the Cord is easier to load, and some here who own both models say it's tough to tell a difference in image quality.

My only beef is...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-29-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 818
Posted By Dana B.
Tri-X is dope. Yellow filter, for outside, a...

Tri-X is dope. Yellow filter, for outside, a must. SSMC said the rest. I feel b**t-naked without a filter. Forget enhancement by post-processing. That's for people who have "workflows."
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-27-2012
Replies: 94
Views: 18,435
Posted By Dana B.
Whoops. Sorry. I'd read seconds instead of...

Whoops. Sorry. I'd read seconds instead of minutes. Gonna need a new pair of granny glasses ;p.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-27-2012
Replies: 26
Views: 3,852
Posted By Dana B.
Mmmm. Am confused. I thought pushing film at...

Mmmm. Am confused. I thought pushing film at above its rated speed meant *underexposing* it, then compensating by developing it longer.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-27-2012
Replies: 94
Views: 18,435
Posted By Dana B.
Agitate *every* five minutes? Wow. Might as...

Agitate *every* five minutes? Wow. Might as well put it in a blender ;p.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 04-21-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 857
Posted By Dana B.
If you're in the Pacific Northwest, go to Costco,...

If you're in the Pacific Northwest, go to Costco, which use Fuji machines, I believe. They may tell you they can't single out half frame, but they're misinformed. Tell them to set it on "135H" --...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-18-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 929
Posted By Dana B.
Crap Website. Awards mentioned, without pics.

Crap Website. Awards mentioned, without pics.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-13-2012
Replies: 933
Views: 229,278
Posted By Dana B.
Rolleicord Vb - Tri-X

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7075/6929686016_11a19aebb5_c.jpg
Forum: RFF Polls 04-13-2012
Replies: 203
Views: 21,856
Posted By Dana B.
I post on Aminus3.com, a great international...

I post on Aminus3.com, a great international photo blog, with a super easy interface. Posting images here is a HUGE hassle. You can't just upload from home. Instead, you have to post on flickr,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-28-2012
Replies: 43
Views: 5,183
Posted By Dana B.
Great explanation, thanks.

Great explanation, thanks.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-28-2012
Replies: 43
Views: 5,183
Posted By Dana B.
So far, no one here has convinced me why it's...

So far, no one here has convinced me why it's better to let a film can sit for an hour when 5 to 10 minutes would do the job. Please stand and deliver. Perhaps the process ties in with someone's...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-26-2012
Replies: 35
Views: 4,032
Posted By Dana B.
You might also consider a Canonet QL rangefinder,...

You might also consider a Canonet QL rangefinder, my first camera, and still on my shelf. Auto for shutter. 43/2.5 lens. Cheap cheap. And made for the street.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-25-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 1,430
Posted By Dana B.
Boiled ribs? Uh oh :-O! FYI: It only takes two...

Boiled ribs? Uh oh :-O! FYI: It only takes two hours to bbq a rack, away from the coals, in a Weber, for fall-off-the-bone goodness. Of course, bbq is like photography: everyone has their own way...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-04-2012
Replies: 1,166
Views: 300,300
Posted By Dana B.
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7049/6952160367_2222...

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7049/6952160367_2222520ccf_z.jpg
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 03-03-2012
Replies: 176
Views: 32,737
Posted By Dana B.
Find and original Holga 120S and fire away. ...

Find and original Holga 120S and fire away. Sorry, not sure about the later glass lenses.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-03-2012
Replies: 107
Views: 13,469
Posted By Dana B.
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7046/6804706976_c079...

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7046/6804706976_c079bb87f5_z.jpg
A silver FT3, my daily 35mm, plus a black FT2. Fabulous street cameras, tough, easy, reliable. Solid tools, though not as elegant as...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-03-2012
Replies: 50
Views: 12,942
Posted By Dana B.
For the money, you could buy a vintage Pentax...

For the money, you could buy a vintage Pentax 6X7, a tripod, 55mm wide-angle lens, a bag of Velvia, and produce National Geographic landscape photos. Astill have $2,500 left over for expeditions.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-28-2012
Replies: 1,166
Views: 300,300
Posted By Dana B.
Sears, Nikkormat FT3, Tri-X

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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-28-2012
Replies: 1,166
Views: 300,300
Posted By Dana B.
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7054/6940442363_80ef...

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7054/6940442363_80efd89e1e_z.jpg
Pierce, Nikkormat FT3, Tri-X
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-19-2012
Replies: 466
Views: 80,496
Posted By Dana B.
Burbank Water & Power

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Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 02-17-2012
Replies: 36
Views: 3,421
Posted By Dana B.
Tri-X and D76, 1:1. The film is dope. The...

Tri-X and D76, 1:1. The film is dope. The developer can be eyeballed half water, half D76. The process is forgiving. And reliable.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 02-04-2012
Replies: 362
Views: 101,684
Posted By Dana B.
Many thanks. I used Tri-X, HC-110 B, 4.5 mins at...

Many thanks. I used Tri-X, HC-110 B, 4.5 mins at 68* F. Love this camera, though I'm afraid I may have a small light leak, and have sent it into Fuji USA for a fix.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-21-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 797
Posted By Dana B.
If it were me, I'd check eBay. You can do an...

If it were me, I'd check eBay. You can do an advanced search on recent sale/auction prices for each item, to help guage their worth (I'd sure love to own that 50/1.2!).
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-21-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 1,712
Posted By Dana B.
Process and dry. Sleeve. Then weigh down with a...

Process and dry. Sleeve. Then weigh down with a pile of books. Scan the next day. If you rush it, you'll get Newton rings where the curled film is too close to the glass. Unless you've spent...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-19-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 3,106
Posted By Dana B.
No, but you may want to consult this: ...

No, but you may want to consult this:

http://www.digitaltruth.com/devchart.php?Film=Rollei+RPX+400&Developer=&mdc=Search
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-18-2012
Replies: 3,801
Views: 319,132
Posted By Dana B.
Olympus OM-2n, with the dreaded 35/2. Last...

Olympus OM-2n, with the dreaded 35/2. Last weekend, I walked my beloved Pen F along the beach, after rollicking with my Rolleicord on the patio.
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-13-2012
Replies: 1,065
Views: 137,776
Posted By Dana B.
This whole thread is mostly idle speculation. Go...

This whole thread is mostly idle speculation. Go out and take some photographs, folks. Then return after the X-Pro's been released.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 01-10-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 6,125
Posted By Dana B.
No bag. GF670 slung over left shoulder. Yellow...

No bag. GF670 slung over left shoulder. Yellow filter, Tri-X and a lens cloth in the pocket. And I'm good to go...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-01-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 8,613
Posted By Dana B.
"HC-110: * Dilution B, 20 C, 8 min, [email protected]

"HC-110:
* Dilution B, 20 C, 8 min, [email protected] (good standard negative)"

Wow. For HC-110, Kodak calls for 3.75 minutes for Tri-X, and I've upped it to 4.5 minutes. I can believe you're developing...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 12-14-2011
Replies: 362
Views: 101,684
Posted By Dana B.
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7027/6511354053_2a32...

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7027/6511354053_2a32846d0e_b.jpg
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 12-14-2011
Replies: 362
Views: 101,684
Posted By Dana B.
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7168/6511354045_5aa2...

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7168/6511354045_5aa29f33a9_b.jpg
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 12-14-2011
Replies: 362
Views: 101,684
Posted By Dana B.
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7026/6511273341_bd94...

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7026/6511273341_bd9434474a_b.jpghttp://farm8.staticflickr.com/7026/6511273341_bd9434474a_z.jpg
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 11-07-2011
Replies: 176
Views: 32,737
Posted By Dana B.
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6110/6325278764_284...

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6110/6325278764_284143910a_z.jpg
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 11-07-2011
Replies: 176
Views: 32,737
Posted By Dana B.
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6237/6325278750_d09...

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6237/6325278750_d09d33a96f_b.jpghttp://farm7.static.flickr.com/6237/6325278750_d09d33a96f_b.jpg
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 11-07-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 1,993
Posted By Dana B.
I think this thread needs to be moved ;p.

I think this thread needs to be moved ;p.
Forum: Optics Theory - 11-07-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 2,641
Posted By Dana B.
I've found a hood is vital to keeping focusing...

I've found a hood is vital to keeping focusing fingers out of street shots from my Nikkor 35/2.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 11-02-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 2,510
Posted By Dana B.
It's a pain. I shoot B&W, too -- with a yellow...

It's a pain. I shoot B&W, too -- with a yellow or orange filter outside. I've become pretty adept at screwing them on and off, then placing them in their original cases, which easily fit into my...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-07-2011
Replies: 2,014
Views: 617,157
Posted By Dana B.
300sl

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