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Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 04-17-2019
Replies: 990
Views: 193,635
Posted By BLKRCAT
Hey Erik, I haven't been on RFF or flickr or...

Hey Erik,

I haven't been on RFF or flickr or shooting even in the past few months because of work and family emergency but I saw your post about the sharpness. Flickr pulled something like this...
Forum: Optics Theory - 04-17-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 895
Posted By BLKRCAT
Classic RFF. Even after a few months of absence...

Classic RFF. Even after a few months of absence there's still the same lens comparisons that people were talking about for years.

I think #1 is the Summicron and #2 is the Nokton. Contrast and...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-08-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 340
Posted By BLKRCAT
what an ugly piece of technology.

what an ugly piece of technology.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-27-2019
Replies: 302
Views: 40,749
Posted By BLKRCAT
that's too bad about your M4-2. Sounds like that...

that's too bad about your M4-2. Sounds like that body is a bit of a Lemon.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-25-2019
Replies: 699
Views: 79,267
Posted By BLKRCAT
Glad you got your baby back james

Glad you got your baby back james
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-23-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 676
Posted By BLKRCAT
Cmon you gotta feel the shot not see the shot....

Cmon you gotta feel the shot not see the shot. Shooting film is all about unexpected surprises right?? ;):D
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-23-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 522
Posted By BLKRCAT
Yes and no. I've pushed to 12,800 here...

Yes and no. I've pushed to 12,800 here (https://youtu.be/RXjjYVySrmQ). Granted this is shootin 6x9 but I had all of you fooled with the size of the grain when I posted a sample last year.

I...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-21-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 1,914
Posted By BLKRCAT
it is true. The lack of distortion grid and back...

it is true. The lack of distortion grid and back focus tests here is really disappointing.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-21-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 1,914
Posted By BLKRCAT
I'd say it's a good choice. And a great price as...

I'd say it's a good choice. And a great price as well.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-21-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 10,778
Posted By BLKRCAT
Huss you like BIG cameras eh ;) That M3 looks so...

Huss you like BIG cameras eh ;)

That M3 looks so miniscule in your first image.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-21-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 1,914
Posted By BLKRCAT
it's only a matter of time before people start...

it's only a matter of time before people start posting samples. But before that I would seriously recommend you to take a look at the Nokton 50 F1.5 thread.

The lens has great build, size isn't too...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-20-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 1,914
Posted By BLKRCAT
the nokton is a great lens. It's my everyday 50....

the nokton is a great lens. It's my everyday 50. It beat out my rigid summicron and I find it a better lens than the planar.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-20-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 1,914
Posted By BLKRCAT
I vote hexanon. Something different. I find the...

I vote hexanon. Something different. I find the planar too sharp.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-19-2019
Replies: 195
Views: 12,467
Posted By BLKRCAT
Couple more from me. Leica M5, Kodak New...

Couple more from me.

Leica M5, Kodak New Ektachrome 100, Zeiss Biogon 35mm F2 and Nokton M 50mm...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-18-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 635
Posted By BLKRCAT
I don't know chris. I've had some pinholes before...

I don't know chris. I've had some pinholes before on HP5 and FP4 in bulk.

It's very uncommon but maybe a little more common than almost never ;)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-18-2019
Replies: 195
Views: 12,467
Posted By BLKRCAT
Finally got my scans back. I got my scans done at...

Finally got my scans back. I got my scans done at downtown camera in Toronto since I've switched to wet printing. Scans were decent enough. I'm a little disappointed with the color but I think that's...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-17-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 2,730
Posted By BLKRCAT
I see a little more coma around the edges with...

I see a little more coma around the edges with the 7A. Still pretty impressive that it can hold its own against the cron though.

Not sure if I can see much difference with the profile on and off....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-16-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 831
Posted By BLKRCAT
Firstly I really dig the scans. I'm going to...

Firstly I really dig the scans. I'm going to explore the software you are using for your conversions.

Lastly you look very artistic in your beret.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 01-11-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 530
Posted By BLKRCAT
Looks great.

Looks great.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-09-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 3,931
Posted By BLKRCAT
I lust after a chrome M7 from time to time. Just...

I lust after a chrome M7 from time to time. Just because they don't hold their value doesn't mean they are bad cameras.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-09-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 2,407
Posted By BLKRCAT
Glad you enjoyed it. Good people posting their...

Glad you enjoyed it.

Good people posting their samples from Acros. Maybe it wasn't the best film for all situations but there are some instances where it does shine above the rest.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-08-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 5,963
Posted By BLKRCAT
I'm using a Kaiser Bulk loader and a Lloyd's and...

I'm using a Kaiser Bulk loader and a Lloyd's and the Kaiser is by far the better of the two. I frequently end up rolling backwards rolls with the Lloyds. I will admit though that of the two I've used...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 01-06-2019
Replies: 79
Views: 15,350
Posted By BLKRCAT
Leica M 240, Voigtlander Nokton-M 50mm...

Leica M 240, Voigtlander Nokton-M 50mm F1.5

https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7802/46586739442_c38fe3693f_b.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-04-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 661
Posted By BLKRCAT
you can see the meter moving when a lens is...

you can see the meter moving when a lens is attached if you look through the lens wide open. I can see the cell in the middle of my lens with my 50 on. But like everyone already said it's only up...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-03-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 2,407
Posted By BLKRCAT
I could see it being very difficult to print. You...

I could see it being very difficult to print. You have a very linear film and a very linear film.

I've been told that Xtol isn't a great developer for printing because of the way it handles the...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-02-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 384
Posted By BLKRCAT
the canted film advance would be possible but to...

the canted film advance would be possible but to install the angled rewind knob I doubt it.

It sounds like you want an M4. Why don't you just sell your M-A and get an M4.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-02-2019
Replies: 72
Views: 4,681
Posted By BLKRCAT
it's like no one read the OP :D:D:D My perfect...

it's like no one read the OP :D:D:D

My perfect camera is the M5.

For an imaginary camera I would love a Mamiya 7 with better build quality, collapsing lens mount like the mamiya 6 and an 80mm F2.8...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 12-31-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 781
Posted By BLKRCAT
I went from the f5 XC to my Hadley pro. I find...

I went from the f5 XC to my Hadley pro. I find them to be comparable in what they can carry actually. Usually M5, 240, 2 lenses (used to carry 3) a 5 canister jch film holder and other various...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-27-2018
Replies: 49
Views: 2,407
Posted By BLKRCAT
Thanks John, with every video Iím refining the...

Thanks John, with every video Iím refining the format. It takes a bit of work and having to print everything now it adds time. But itís worth it in the end.

The camera setup is actually a go pro...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-25-2018
Replies: 49
Views: 2,407
Posted By BLKRCAT
Huss the framelines I recreated and composited...

Huss the framelines I recreated and composited over the frames. They are completely CG. I didn’t feel like animating the meter or shutter speeds. I wouldn’t remember the settings anyways.

Glad...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-25-2018
Replies: 49
Views: 2,407
Posted By BLKRCAT
Merry Christmas, RIP Acros

Shot a video in the summer and ran out of time to finish it. Thought I'd whip something together to keep everyone entertained during the holidays.

Hope you enjoy

https://youtu.be/CJ8yhrMLXBg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-13-2018
Replies: 699
Views: 79,267
Posted By BLKRCAT
that's gutting. I haven't dealt with Sherry...

that's gutting. I haven't dealt with Sherry before but I've heard that she's the M5 specialist. I'm sure she will find something to make it happen.
Forum: Travel 12-11-2018
Replies: 87
Views: 3,946
Posted By BLKRCAT
What am I...

What am I riding?

https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1847/43637955574_8c21864186_b.jpg

Civic is getting an Integra Type R Motor this winter. Looking to break 200whp this summer with it.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-08-2018
Replies: 35
Views: 836
Posted By BLKRCAT
My M5 is modified with an M6 eyepiece as to not...

My M5 is modified with an M6 eyepiece as to not scratch my glasses when I'm wearing them. Shooting 50mm on an M camera is fine. There's enough eye relief that a 50 is fine.

But I wear contacts to...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 12-05-2018
Replies: 177
Views: 73,259
Posted By BLKRCAT
Doesn't look like I've posted in this thread so...

Doesn't look like I've posted in this thread so I'm gonna dump a bunch of what I shot with the M6 when I had it.

Mamiya6, 75mm, Ilford...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-05-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1,180
Posted By BLKRCAT
IIIf looks fun.

IIIf looks fun.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-29-2018
Replies: 699
Views: 79,267
Posted By BLKRCAT
that sucks. Too bad that your M5 is a little...

that sucks. Too bad that your M5 is a little finnicky.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-26-2018
Replies: 84
Views: 3,132
Posted By BLKRCAT
I can see how people can compare the M4 to the...

I can see how people can compare the M4 to the M2. I've had both and I would say that I preferred the M4 over the M2 for a few reasons.

1 being the exposure counter. It's super easy to bump the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-25-2018
Replies: 195
Views: 12,467
Posted By BLKRCAT
I've always had not super great luck scanning...

I've always had not super great luck scanning transparencies in the past. It's really hard so don't take the critique the wrong way. If I get mine done I'll just get lab scans since I got no means of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-25-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 462
Posted By BLKRCAT
Microfiber cloths that get too old for lenses...

Microfiber cloths that get too old for lenses turn into camera padding in the bag or car polishing cloths.

Microfibers are cheap. I get them on sale or get them for free from optometrists.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-25-2018
Replies: 195
Views: 12,467
Posted By BLKRCAT
Also it's weird to me that almost every image in...

Also it's weird to me that almost every image in this thread has such a crazy amount of softness and aberration. Who's scanning this stuff? Is it DIY scans or lab scans?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-25-2018
Replies: 195
Views: 12,467
Posted By BLKRCAT
I'm getting out today with a roll. ****'s...

I'm getting out today with a roll. ****'s expensive. I haven't shot transparencies in a long time. Should be fun though. Can't wait to get back to shooting some good old BW though.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 11-25-2018
Replies: 990
Views: 193,635
Posted By BLKRCAT
also ran out of 8x10 paper mid session so I had...

also ran out of 8x10 paper mid session so I had to print this on 5x7. It's too bad but now I get to pick whatever fresh 8x10 I'd like! I don't know if I want to go warmtone or keep with the neutral...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-23-2018
Replies: 157
Views: 22,221
Posted By BLKRCAT
:cool::cool: thumbs up

:cool::cool:

thumbs up
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 11-23-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 909
Posted By BLKRCAT
second from the top really resembles the...

second from the top really resembles the character of God from Family guy....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-23-2018
Replies: 157
Views: 22,221
Posted By BLKRCAT
I voted M5. I believe that it is what the thread...

I voted M5. I believe that it is what the thread title says it is, :Most Maligned Leica M Model. But it doesn't in any way mean its bad.

It's got a ton of advantages over many M models. Just a few...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-23-2018
Replies: 595
Views: 88,098
Posted By BLKRCAT
Leica M 240, Voigtlander Nokton-M 50mm...

Leica M 240, Voigtlander Nokton-M 50mm F1.5

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4820/44197413980_d7b609b9dd_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2akzimY)
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 11-23-2018
Replies: 79
Views: 15,350
Posted By BLKRCAT
Leica M 240, Voigtlander Nokton-M 50mm...

Leica M 240, Voigtlander Nokton-M 50mm F1.5

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4820/44197413980_d7b609b9dd_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2akzimY)
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 11-23-2018
Replies: 400
Views: 137,760
Posted By BLKRCAT
Leica M 240, Voigtlander Nokton-M 50mm...

Leica M 240, Voigtlander Nokton-M 50mm F1.5

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4820/44197413980_d7b609b9dd_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2akzimY)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-21-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 847
Posted By BLKRCAT
Look at that corrosion in the flash terminals of...

Look at that corrosion in the flash terminals of the first one though...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-21-2018
Replies: 1,687
Views: 429,243
Posted By BLKRCAT
FYI I have a 67 not 6x7. I believe that the prism...

FYI I have a 67 not 6x7. I believe that the prism is of the time period of the body ie: it doesn't look like it's been pieced together over time. I bought them together from ebay Japan.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-21-2018
Replies: 1,687
Views: 429,243
Posted By BLKRCAT
You've just described my Prism. I don't think...

You've just described my Prism. I don't think they are "ultra-rare". I've seen them not as common as old logo but not, "I've only seen one ever or never seen in person"...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-20-2018
Replies: 45
Views: 901
Posted By BLKRCAT
this guy knows whats up. Don't forget blasting...

this guy knows whats up. Don't forget blasting people in the face with flash :D:D:D
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-19-2018
Replies: 45
Views: 901
Posted By BLKRCAT
:D:D 10 characters

:D:D

10 characters
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-19-2018
Replies: 45
Views: 901
Posted By BLKRCAT
At least it's a nikon hood and not one of those...

At least it's a nikon hood and not one of those generic screw in vented hoods from china/ebay
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-18-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,462
Posted By BLKRCAT
is that a 55mm F1.6? If so, what a weirdo lens.

is that a 55mm F1.6? If so, what a weirdo lens.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 11-18-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 464
Posted By BLKRCAT
used to use the gordys wrist straps a lot but...

used to use the gordys wrist straps a lot but found them to wear my lugs on my M2 pretty bad. No fault of the strap, just carrying any M by one lug is going to eat away at the brass lugs a lot faster...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 11-18-2018
Replies: 79
Views: 15,350
Posted By BLKRCAT
Leica M 240, Voigtlander 50mm Nokton-M...

Leica M 240, Voigtlander 50mm Nokton-M F1.5

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4908/45216817334_fe9404234d_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2bTE1sS)
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 11-18-2018
Replies: 400
Views: 137,760
Posted By BLKRCAT
Won't be posting any film stuff anymore. No...

Won't be posting any film stuff anymore. No scanner to scan my prints. But I still get out with the 240 these days. Trying to replicate that tmax 400 look I used to get when I was scanning with the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-06-2018
Replies: 166
Views: 4,691
Posted By BLKRCAT
Vimeo did a thing like this last year. They...

Vimeo did a thing like this last year. They limited the amount of uploads or space you can use with your free account. They never went ahead and started deleting your content but rather locked your...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-27-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 420
Posted By BLKRCAT
Mine did it once when it was SUPER cold (-20c)....

Mine did it once when it was SUPER cold (-20c). Also I have a 67. Never had any problems since.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-25-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 256
Posted By BLKRCAT
Maybe the focus shift in the F1.1 is corrected...

Maybe the focus shift in the F1.1 is corrected because the RF is out on your body.

The body should match infinity on the lens. Everything falls into place from there.

How are you checking...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-24-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 835
Posted By BLKRCAT
^ truth. I remember you saying this before.

^ truth. I remember you saying this before.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 09-21-2018
Replies: 79
Views: 15,350
Posted By BLKRCAT
Haven't had time to get into the darkroom.. The...

Haven't had time to get into the darkroom.. The backlog is...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-06-2018
Replies: 699
Views: 79,267
Posted By BLKRCAT
been stupidly busy the last few weeks. Looks like...

been stupidly busy the last few weeks. Looks like you got the loading thing all sorted though! I'm sure the 35 1.2 looks great on the M5
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-05-2018
Replies: 56
Views: 1,877
Posted By BLKRCAT
Kind of what I was getting at before I got...

Kind of what I was getting at before I got berated out of the thread. OP complains about dusty ruined negs and doesn't post any examples.

It would be easier to see the best course of action with an...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-04-2018
Replies: 56
Views: 1,877
Posted By BLKRCAT
Pics or it didn't happen. There's a lot of good...

Pics or it didn't happen.

There's a lot of good advice in this thread. You can rewash and try again. The negatives are only ruined if the emulsion comes off, they get scratched, or you cut them in...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-02-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,428
Posted By BLKRCAT
I liked the M8 when I had it. Hated the shutter...

I liked the M8 when I had it. Hated the shutter sound. Preferred the RD1 in many aspects, especially the shutter sound and feel, size and the way the data was presented.

The M8 is still a fun...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-02-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 1,134
Posted By BLKRCAT
Just looks like the leatherette is white on a...

Just looks like the leatherette is white on a chrome body? If I had to use it, it would be dirty 99% of the time
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-29-2018
Replies: 79
Views: 15,350
Posted By BLKRCAT
https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1847/43637955574_8c2...

https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1847/43637955574_8c21864186_b.jpg
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 08-23-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 859
Posted By BLKRCAT
just received 3 rolls of orca film. I'll be...

just received 3 rolls of orca film. I'll be making a 110 video soon enough!
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 08-23-2018
Replies: 990
Views: 193,635
Posted By BLKRCAT
You have some sort of automatic head though?...

You have some sort of automatic head though? whenever I split grade It's always very tedious because I have to make sure that I don't move the head too much switching the filters around.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-23-2018
Replies: 699
Views: 79,267
Posted By BLKRCAT
This is pretty much the ticket. I don't ever mess...

This is pretty much the ticket. I don't ever mess with slack. Just make sure that everything is engaging and close it up. Always end up with 38 or 39 frames per roll.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-22-2018
Replies: 699
Views: 79,267
Posted By BLKRCAT
If you are still having problems I'd be more than...

If you are still having problems I'd be more than happy to make a video or show you how I load the M5. Never misloaded a roll.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-22-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 692
Posted By BLKRCAT
matt granger makes my skin crawl. Can't stand him.

matt granger makes my skin crawl. Can't stand him.
Forum: Film vs Digital 08-22-2018
Replies: 2
Views: 681
Posted By BLKRCAT
fuji =/= film

fuji =/= film
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 08-22-2018
Replies: 38
Views: 2,086
Posted By BLKRCAT
I'm sure the film will come back. I'd hold on to...

I'm sure the film will come back. I'd hold on to them. Or sell them off and keep the 250. That's all you need.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 08-22-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 402
Posted By BLKRCAT
I found that my silvery patterson reels came out...

I found that my silvery patterson reels came out nice and white after I did a roll of C41. Maybe the blix has something to do with it?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-17-2018
Replies: 533
Views: 47,638
Posted By BLKRCAT
I know it's not tmax 400 but damn, this is so...

I know it's not tmax 400 but damn, this is so good...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-17-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 1,288
Posted By BLKRCAT
do they still sell new rapidwinders?

do they still sell new rapidwinders?
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-16-2018
Replies: 124
Views: 4,555
Posted By BLKRCAT
nah you guys are wrong. Film is kaput.

nah you guys are wrong. Film is kaput.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-15-2018
Replies: 124
Views: 4,555
Posted By BLKRCAT
Straight from your article Just because...

Straight from your article



Just because milton grew 31% doesn't mean its a mass exodus from the city. Miltons population increased by 27,000 people from 2011 to 2016. The 5% increase in Toronto...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-15-2018
Replies: 124
Views: 4,555
Posted By BLKRCAT
I think there's something to be said for being on...

I think there's something to be said for being on the pulse. Seeing first hand the resurgence of film I'm much more positive about the future of film photography than you are. I don't blame you...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-15-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 703
Posted By BLKRCAT
leica filters do exist. I had a good little set...

leica filters do exist. I had a good little set of them that I sold off when I sold my summicron away.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-15-2018
Replies: 124
Views: 4,555
Posted By BLKRCAT
Im confused, are you for the future of film or...

Im confused, are you for the future of film or against it?

Being someone that shoots a lot of film I would expect them to be more positive of the future of medium that they enjoy making images with....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-15-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 1,085
Posted By BLKRCAT
I'd probably still shoot it at box. Slower films...

I'd probably still shoot it at box. Slower films lose their speed at a much slower rate than 100+iso films.

The general rule is for every 10 years of expiration give one stop.

Still, if the base...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-15-2018
Replies: 66
Views: 2,765
Posted By BLKRCAT
I bought before the boom, had my fill then sold...

I bought before the boom, had my fill then sold them at a profit.

Every now and then I'll come across a deal on something and usually buy it up, bring it back to the city and sell at a profit.

An...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-15-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 1,085
Posted By BLKRCAT
Leica M5, Voigtlander 50mm F1.1, Kodalith, iso...

Leica M5, Voigtlander 50mm F1.1, Kodalith, iso 6

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3854/15023593301_26d5a4acc4_b.jpg...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 08-12-2018
Replies: 167
Views: 39,399
Posted By BLKRCAT
I don't care how nice they look, the aperture...

I don't care how nice they look, the aperture ring still turns the wrong way. Can't use em.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-12-2018
Replies: 270
Views: 36,894
Posted By BLKRCAT
I plan on making an Auto110 video later this...

I plan on making an Auto110 video later this summer for those interested in the baby pentaxes
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-12-2018
Replies: 124
Views: 4,555
Posted By BLKRCAT
T2 prices skyrocketted after that... I'm at a...

T2 prices skyrocketted after that... I'm at a crossroads when it comes to celebrities like the jenner's. I have a hard time believing that their use of film is genuine and not because its in fashion....
Forum: Optics Theory - 08-09-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 1,069
Posted By BLKRCAT
1 no 2 no. My rigid summicron had coating damage...

1 no 2 no.

My rigid summicron had coating damage on the front element similar to what you describe. I sent the lens over to focal point lens in Colorado and they repaired it and recoated the front...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-08-2018
Replies: 124
Views: 4,555
Posted By BLKRCAT
It's true. There's a self checkout area where the...

It's true. There's a self checkout area where the mini lab used to be.

I think they may have been processing film last year but they would have been weeks away from dismantling it all. It was a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-07-2018
Replies: 124
Views: 4,555
Posted By BLKRCAT
I believe that all of the shoppers did or does...

I believe that all of the shoppers did or does send the film out but there were some of them that offered 1 hour processing in house.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-07-2018
Replies: 124
Views: 4,555
Posted By BLKRCAT
Shoppers Drug Mart doesn't accept films anymore....

Shoppers Drug Mart doesn't accept films anymore. The last one that did it downtown was at king/yonge.

I'm not sure of the state of Aden camera's film processing but I assume that with the...
Forum: RFF News 08-07-2018
Replies: 47
Views: 3,491
Posted By BLKRCAT
fuji films are too contrasty. I don't like them...

fuji films are too contrasty. I don't like them usually. We will see what my thoughts are with the Acros video coming up.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-07-2018
Replies: 124
Views: 4,555
Posted By BLKRCAT
It's too bad that they gave west camera the...

It's too bad that they gave west camera the spotlight.

I don't recommend them. Every time I went there to get film processed I would get back the film with an insane amount of fingerprints. It was...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-05-2018
Replies: 0
Views: 772
Posted By BLKRCAT
Lots of M9s for sale in Toronto

Just browsed the local classifieds for some fun and came across an abnormally high amount of M9s. Usually you're hard pressed to see one on there but I saw 3 or 4, floating around that 3k mark some...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-05-2018
Replies: 1,848
Views: 294,329
Posted By BLKRCAT
I like your bw maggie

I like your bw maggie
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 08-03-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 1,798
Posted By BLKRCAT
my XA sees weekly use. It's a great grab and go...

my XA sees weekly use. It's a great grab and go camera if I don't feel like taking a camera bag with me. Mines a little scuffed and has some use to it but the viewfinder is in excellent shape.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 08-03-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 1,798
Posted By BLKRCAT
But what about the death of film!?:p I saw an...

But what about the death of film!?:p

I saw an xa2 at a local antique store for $180 and scoffed. Prices for small cult cameras are on the rise
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-02-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 2,462
Posted By BLKRCAT
he hasn't been active since 2015 so I don't think...

he hasn't been active since 2015 so I don't think he will see your post.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-02-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 489
Posted By BLKRCAT
*cough* doesn't work for XX *cough* edit: also...

*cough* doesn't work for XX *cough*

edit:

also it doesn't work for pushed and pulled films. Everyone touts that stand developing is literally fool proof. But no. If you try to stand develop a roll...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 08-01-2018
Replies: 400
Views: 137,760
Posted By BLKRCAT
Tried giving flatbed scanning a go tonight...

Tried giving flatbed scanning a go tonight because I'm having a hard time finding some darkroom time! Had this roll hanging waiting for some love the last couple weeks. I forgot how big of a pain in...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-01-2018
Replies: 79
Views: 15,350
Posted By BLKRCAT
Not my usual but I'm playing around with digital...

Not my usual but I'm playing around with digital for fun. Finally figured out to use CC Classic rather than the new super limited Lightroom CC. A lot more control I...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-31-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 908
Posted By BLKRCAT
maybe run the new one for a while then send your...

maybe run the new one for a while then send your original out for coating removal and maybe start a black paint project?
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-30-2018
Replies: 124
Views: 4,555
Posted By BLKRCAT
you sat at the new casa? It looks like it's going...

you sat at the new casa? It looks like it's going to become one of those coffee/weed dispensaries when it becomes legal in october. If so I'm going to be super disappointed. Good location but the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-30-2018
Replies: 124
Views: 4,555
Posted By BLKRCAT
zing. 10characters

zing.

10characters
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-30-2018
Replies: 124
Views: 4,555
Posted By BLKRCAT
x2. Kensington is pretty safe during the day. I...

x2. Kensington is pretty safe during the day. I don't go there as much as I used to because I want some variety but in the city there will be shootings, stabbings, etc. It's just something that comes...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-30-2018
Replies: 124
Views: 4,555
Posted By BLKRCAT
You must not shoot downtown kofe. Everyone is...

You must not shoot downtown kofe. Everyone is shooting film here. I walk past at least 25% or more film shooters in a day whether it be old slrs or Rangefinders or point and shoots.

Film is very...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-24-2018
Replies: 89
Views: 5,069
Posted By BLKRCAT
this thread is classy

this thread is classy
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-23-2018
Replies: 302
Views: 40,749
Posted By BLKRCAT
every now and then I get the craving for an M7. I...

every now and then I get the craving for an M7. I don't know why.
Forum: RFF News 07-23-2018
Replies: 66
Views: 8,014
Posted By BLKRCAT
Fair point. But I wouldn't say many of us are...

Fair point. But I wouldn't say many of us are making judgments. We can only make assumptions.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-22-2018
Replies: 224
Views: 14,552
Posted By BLKRCAT
picked up a roll over the weekend. Planning on...

picked up a roll over the weekend. Planning on making a video in the future about the film as a send off. I've shot the film a bunch in 120 but I never have shot it in 35mm, so that will be fun.
Forum: RFF News 07-22-2018
Replies: 66
Views: 8,014
Posted By BLKRCAT
So this is kind of what I was getting at. Just...

So this is kind of what I was getting at. Just wanted to make sure I wasn't making assumptions about the US healthcare system.

I don't mean any bad wishes towards Matt. I hope he makes a speedy...
Forum: RFF News 07-19-2018
Replies: 66
Views: 8,014
Posted By BLKRCAT
Forgive me but doesn't medical insurance cover...

Forgive me but doesn't medical insurance cover stuff like this in the US?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-17-2018
Replies: 58
Views: 4,162
Posted By BLKRCAT
I think it means he takes a lot of pictures, and...

I think it means he takes a lot of pictures, and I guess they are good.

his IG is here

https://www.instagram.com/nicholasdominictalvola/
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-17-2018
Replies: 58
Views: 4,162
Posted By BLKRCAT
i'm all for using your gear. No one likes a shelf...

i'm all for using your gear. No one likes a shelf queen.

But this is abuse.

If resold, it would still fetch a stupid amount too.
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 07-16-2018
Replies: 1
Views: 751
Posted By BLKRCAT
put it in a link like dropbox or google drive.

put it in a link like dropbox or google drive.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 07-15-2018
Replies: 990
Views: 193,635
Posted By BLKRCAT
BTW, I use my medium format condenser with 35mm....

BTW, I use my medium format condenser with 35mm. I use a 80mm Rodagon lens for everything. I only vignette when I try to use my 50mm and print medium format.

Omega c67 enlarger

Looks like your...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-13-2018
Replies: 30
Views: 2,977
Posted By BLKRCAT
I agree. Look at the OP's style change...

I agree. Look at the OP's style change dramatically since he made this initial post. I think since 2013 everyone has to have evolved a bit!
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-13-2018
Replies: 30
Views: 2,977
Posted By BLKRCAT
Sykomor 2,3,and 4 are good. I like them.

Sykomor
2,3,and 4 are good. I like them.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-12-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 1,342
Posted By BLKRCAT
I think we had a thread like this about a year...

I think we had a thread like this about a year ago. It got shut down because fujilove turned it into pro/anti edc knife thread. Beware.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-12-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 1,447
Posted By BLKRCAT
Edited this about 1000 times. It's an M10 with a...

Edited this about 1000 times. It's an M10 with a half case.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 07-11-2018
Replies: 52
Views: 2,269
Posted By BLKRCAT
I think that one of the coolest parts of the...

I think that one of the coolest parts of the bessa lineup is that they do come in funky colors. The olive green or blue would be something fun to have.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-11-2018
Replies: 107
Views: 3,623
Posted By BLKRCAT
No one buys bulk tri-x. But their price is high...

No one buys bulk tri-x. But their price is high for it. I can't explain it. However being an AM/FM member gets you 20% off all kodak and 10% off all darkroom and other film so if you wanted to get a...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 07-11-2018
Replies: 52
Views: 2,269
Posted By BLKRCAT
You'd be fine with the 35 1.4. Really you should...

You'd be fine with the 35 1.4. Really you should be fine with all lenses. I think it's safe to say that anything past 1.4 would be considered extreme and when you are pushing the limits, for me I...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-11-2018
Replies: 107
Views: 3,623
Posted By BLKRCAT
It used to be pretty good to buy from BH. I would...

It used to be pretty good to buy from BH. I would do a couple hundred dollars and get a pretty good haul. This was when we were like 0.85usd to on par.

Now with it being 80 or less it's not so...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-11-2018
Replies: 107
Views: 3,623
Posted By BLKRCAT
I'm not super up to speed but it's my...

I'm not super up to speed but it's my understanding that the proposed tariffs could kill the Canadian dairy industry.

If so, who will be better off again?

Personally I avoid US meat and US dairy....
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 07-10-2018
Replies: 52
Views: 2,269
Posted By BLKRCAT
But the bessa and ikons still have the problem....

But the bessa and ikons still have the problem. It's not a deal breaker for some but it's something worth mentioning.



It's common for people to say that the digital Ms are overpriced and not much...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 07-09-2018
Replies: 52
Views: 2,269
Posted By BLKRCAT
being that the bessa cameras are inferior in just...

being that the bessa cameras are inferior in just about every way to leica with the exception of price maybe.

They still hold up well. I've never had a bessa but I did have an RD1 for a while and it...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-04-2018
Replies: 1
Views: 311
Posted By BLKRCAT
well I see he's working around the viewfinder...

well I see he's working around the viewfinder limitations of those G cameras (size). Shoot from the hip.

But I hate shoot from the hip.

I've seen this video before, it's well done. He did capture...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-04-2018
Replies: 42
Views: 1,405
Posted By BLKRCAT
I've read here that you can have too little...

I've read here that you can have too little humidity. If you run too little humidity with your camera storage you run the risk of drying out lubricants.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-04-2018
Replies: 50
Views: 1,679
Posted By BLKRCAT
More info?

More info?
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-04-2018
Replies: 50
Views: 1,679
Posted By BLKRCAT
I would say Olympus XA or an LTM leica with a...

I would say Olympus XA or an LTM leica with a collapsible lens. When collapsed any LTM body gets pocketable.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-03-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 2,763
Posted By BLKRCAT
One of the funnest cameras I've used. Looking...

One of the funnest cameras I've used. Looking back when I was getting into digital rangefinders and having a digital toy to mess around with the RD-1 really fit the bill.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 06-28-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 1,297
Posted By BLKRCAT
I've always felt with this camera like leica...

I've always felt with this camera like leica should be charging less for the camera since you end up with less electronics and presumably less complexity with no back buttons or LCD.

I feel like...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-27-2018
Replies: 60
Views: 2,808
Posted By BLKRCAT
You can't split hairs if you cant resolve them.

You can't split hairs if you cant resolve them.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-27-2018
Replies: 990
Views: 193,635
Posted By BLKRCAT
Thanks erik, I still have a couple more rolls...

Thanks erik,

I still have a couple more rolls to catch up with so when I get around to printing those I'll make sure to scan them and get them posted sooner than later.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-26-2018
Replies: 32
Views: 1,011
Posted By BLKRCAT
Just because reusing old cassettes with a tail...

Just because reusing old cassettes with a tail didnít work for you doesnít mean it doesnít work. Iíve done it just fine. If you put too much tape then itís obviously not going to work.

There is an...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-25-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 1,222
Posted By BLKRCAT
Or just take a picture of something white,...

Or just take a picture of something white, download or upload an image of a blank white image. You can go 100% in the photos app. I've done this before but you can sometimes see pixels through the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-25-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 1,222
Posted By BLKRCAT
not a product that I would endorse or find a use...

not a product that I would endorse or find a use for, but I support the idea of making products to get others into film photography.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-25-2018
Replies: 990
Views: 193,635
Posted By BLKRCAT
I've gotta really stop shooting people's...

I've gotta really stop shooting people's backs...

Pentax 67, 105mm F2.4 Super Takumar, Tmax 400 in Rodinal, Ilford Multigrade in Ilford PQ...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-24-2018
Replies: 990
Views: 193,635
Posted By BLKRCAT
Leica M5, Voigtlander Nokton 50mm F1.5, Ilford...

Leica M5, Voigtlander Nokton 50mm F1.5, Ilford Delta 3200 @ 1600 in Rodinal Ilford Multigrade in Ilford Warmtone

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1817/28124711917_75e959c0c7_c.jpg...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-24-2018
Replies: 990
Views: 193,635
Posted By BLKRCAT
Picked up some PQ universal developer since I...

Picked up some PQ universal developer since I finished my warmtone stuff. Didn't have any other options but I can't say I regret it at all. Really like the look of this PQ stuff. Scanning tonight.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-24-2018
Replies: 990
Views: 193,635
Posted By BLKRCAT
had a great session yesterday. Rainy in Toronto...

had a great session yesterday. Rainy in Toronto so I'll be printing again today. Ran out of developer though so I have to pick some up. Not sure if I should pick up some warmtone paper while im out...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-24-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 898
Posted By BLKRCAT
Printing is fun. Good to see someone else picking...

Printing is fun. Good to see someone else picking it up. I rarely scan anymore.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-09-2018
Replies: 1,751
Views: 284,844
Posted By BLKRCAT
I've been neglecting everything because I've been...

I've been neglecting everything because I've been spending so much free time with my civic. M240, Voigtlander Nokton 50mm...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-07-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 897
Posted By BLKRCAT
our photographer actually will be shooting with...

our photographer actually will be shooting with an XT-2 The engagement photos turned out better than I expected.

Whenever I attend weddings I will often bring along my M5 or in the past my M4 and it...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-07-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 532
Posted By BLKRCAT
x whatever on surge marks. Of all the things to...

x whatever on surge marks.

Of all the things to read on how to learn, proper agitation is the hardest.

I've seen people teaching development use the cocktail shaker method, far too vigorous...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-06-2018
Replies: 990
Views: 193,635
Posted By BLKRCAT
erik you've been going to town. Consistent work...

erik you've been going to town. Consistent work all around.

I've been printing but not motivated to set up my scanner to scan the prints!
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-05-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 638
Posted By BLKRCAT
I don't often sling my camera over the neck...

I don't often sling my camera over the neck traditionally. I usually wear it bandolier style. Takes away a lot of swinging and bumping. I find the camera stays a lot closer to your body this way. You...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-03-2018
Replies: 39
Views: 1,595
Posted By BLKRCAT
these guys used to post up all their stuff like...

these guys used to post up all their stuff like this in the local classifieds. I'm pretty sure that they got kicked off. I don't see their posts as often as I used to.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-27-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 612
Posted By BLKRCAT
yeah I've had to retrieve broken film from inside...

yeah I've had to retrieve broken film from inside my M5 when it broke in the cold. (-25c)

I took it home, put it in a dark bag with a pair of decent slzed tweezers and fished around until I was able...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-26-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 1,007
Posted By BLKRCAT
I've seen someone sketching while on the subway....

I've seen someone sketching while on the subway. I will say it's not very discrete. Once you figure out what they are doing it's pretty easy to feel them looking at you.

I was sketched once. I will...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-24-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 1,007
Posted By BLKRCAT
Not Ok to photograph on the TTC?

Been meaning to post this up for quite some time to see what everyone here thinks of my observations.

So last year the TTC (Toronto Transit Commission for those unfamiliar) launched an anti...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 05-03-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 460
Posted By BLKRCAT
ebay or be patient.

ebay or be patient.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 05-03-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 801
Posted By BLKRCAT
cough modern mamiya 6 folds too cough arguably...

cough modern mamiya 6 folds too cough

arguably though it's more like collapsing.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 05-03-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 3,722
Posted By BLKRCAT
the sensor between the T and the F is completely...

the sensor between the T and the F is completely different. I believe that the F has much better high iso performance.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 04-26-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 3,722
Posted By BLKRCAT
@jsrockit & ko.fe I think that looking from some...

@jsrockit & ko.fe

I think that looking from some of the OP's posts, "blurry photos in P mode", lead me to believe that he isn't a very advanced user. No need busting chops and duking it out over...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 04-26-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 3,722
Posted By BLKRCAT
1600! This is from an X100T

1600!



This is from an X100T
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 04-24-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 3,722
Posted By BLKRCAT
Delta 3200 and the recently released Tmax 3200...

Delta 3200 and the recently released Tmax 3200 are still great options for film street at night.

I've shot a ton of delta 3200 at night and can fully recommend it.

I did shoot a fair bit of low...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-24-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 533
Posted By BLKRCAT
pixel peepage

pixel peepage
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 04-24-2018
Replies: 990
Views: 193,635
Posted By BLKRCAT
that's a water stain. But I never really bothered...

that's a water stain. But I never really bothered with it because I was just looking to see what I could get tonewise using split grade.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-24-2018
Replies: 138
Views: 12,904
Posted By BLKRCAT
the DR acts as a regular summicron without the...

the DR acts as a regular summicron without the goggles. Without them you should be fine to use it. Keep in mind that you will not be able to use the close focus feature of the lens.

With goggles...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-23-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 777
Posted By BLKRCAT
looking at the leak if it were a light baffle...

looking at the leak if it were a light baffle within the shutter the leak wouldn't continue full across the frame.

I would assume a leak from the top cover or viewfinder as per erik. You should try...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-22-2018
Replies: 62
Views: 4,125
Posted By BLKRCAT
spoiler post don't read any further** Pretty...

spoiler post don't read any further**

Pretty predictable movie. I wish there was a little more leica stuff. I was a little shocked to see him shooting kodak gold but I guess the canister is so non...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-18-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 493
Posted By BLKRCAT
I think selenium meters are cool. But I would...

I think selenium meters are cool. But I would never use one seriously. Too unreliable.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 04-17-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 1,029
Posted By BLKRCAT
My only feedback would be that the attachments...

My only feedback would be that the attachments don't upload big enough
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-17-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 480
Posted By BLKRCAT
Camtech did my rolleicord when i had it. I've had...

Camtech did my rolleicord when i had it. I've had good luck with toronto camera repair. They are located in libery village in toronto.

They repaired my RD-1 for me and I've referred my boss to get...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 04-16-2018
Replies: 48
Views: 3,341
Posted By BLKRCAT
I'm glad I own in the city. I couldn't handle...

I'm glad I own in the city. I couldn't handle driving the QEW every day. I swear it's worse than the DVP.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 04-16-2018
Replies: 990
Views: 193,635
Posted By BLKRCAT
I'll check out!

I'll check out!
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 04-16-2018
Replies: 990
Views: 193,635
Posted By BLKRCAT
I have an analog timer. It's not as accurate as a...

I have an analog timer. It's not as accurate as a digital timer but it's better than nothing.

I want to try my next roll of HP5 at 200. The results I've seen are very silvery and the shadow detail...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 04-16-2018
Replies: 990
Views: 193,635
Posted By BLKRCAT
trying some split grade. I think i've gotta play...

trying some split grade. I think i've gotta play with some other developers and films though. Not quite the look I like. Still kind of boring even with split grade.

Olympus XA, Tri-X, Seagull...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-16-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 906
Posted By BLKRCAT
yeah just had a heck of a time uploading a few...

yeah just had a heck of a time uploading a few photos.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-13-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 597
Posted By BLKRCAT
I had an M2 that had this issue. I never noticed...

I had an M2 that had this issue. I never noticed it but always had problems with focus because I wasn't putting the camera up to my face in the same spot every time.

I was told that my M2 was a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-12-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 694
Posted By BLKRCAT
looks like an M8 or M9 if I'm seeing round...

looks like an M8 or M9 if I'm seeing round buttons. Can't really make out the details with such a low res image.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 04-11-2018
Replies: 2
Views: 579
Posted By BLKRCAT
I use silverfast Se with my V700 because that's...

I use silverfast Se with my V700 because that's what came with it but i used Vuescan with my coolscan 8000 when I had it.

I followed chirs crawford's blog on how to get the most out of the coolscan...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-09-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 833
Posted By BLKRCAT
Focal Point is the ****. Can vouch for them. They...

Focal Point is the ****. Can vouch for them. They do amazing work
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-06-2018
Replies: 207
Views: 9,386
Posted By BLKRCAT
My favorite part is that they stole from ken...

My favorite part is that they stole from ken rockwell. LMAO
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-06-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 1,109
Posted By BLKRCAT
If we're throwing out samples I'll put some out...

If we're throwing out samples I'll put some out there. Arguably less contrasty light then the petapixel samples, and less speed/push. But I think the tonality is good here and the light is very low...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-06-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 1,109
Posted By BLKRCAT
I'd actually want to see what it looks like in...

I'd actually want to see what it looks like in xtol.

I think that looking at those results that I could do better. I've printed some great stuff with delta 3200 in similar conditions. Better...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-06-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 1,109
Posted By BLKRCAT
^x2. Nothing there really wow'd me. I've never...

^x2. Nothing there really wow'd me.

I've never really mentioned it but I would like to get some in my hands to wet print and see how it REALLY looks. I find that scanning really can change the way...
Forum: RFF News 04-06-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 2,706
Posted By BLKRCAT
Why? I think that if the auction went off...

Why? I think that if the auction went off legitimate then there's a chance that a real buyer could have bought the lens and had it shipped off before ebay or the police could get involved.

At least...
Forum: Travel 04-05-2018
Replies: 87
Views: 3,946
Posted By BLKRCAT
91 EF Hatch. Can't wait for the weather to warm...

91 EF Hatch. Can't wait for the weather to warm up here.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4325/35156398974_995f797841_c.jpg

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4296/36210110016_ae6d3c05f2_c.jpg
Forum: RFF News 04-05-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 2,706
Posted By BLKRCAT
this is pretty outrageous. I would be fuming as...

this is pretty outrageous. I would be fuming as the seconds tick away with seemingly nothing to do.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-04-2018
Replies: 7,463
Views: 3,800,471
Posted By BLKRCAT
yeah those titanium M6's are pretty sexual.

yeah those titanium M6's are pretty sexual.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 04-03-2018
Replies: 990
Views: 193,635
Posted By BLKRCAT
Wouldn't mind reprinting this one split grade to...

Wouldn't mind reprinting this one split grade to pull a little more tones out of it but oh well.

Leica M5, Voigtlander Nokton 50mm F1.5, Ilford HP5+, Ilford Multigrade,...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-03-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 926
Posted By BLKRCAT
I don't have my F1.1 anymore but when I used it...

I don't have my F1.1 anymore but when I used it on the M5 I never had problems with critical focus. The M5 is one of the best M cameras suited to use with the F1.1.

I do remember using it on my M8...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-03-2018
Replies: 224
Views: 14,552
Posted By BLKRCAT
Cal it is a great film. I've worked through 200ft...

Cal it is a great film. I've worked through 200ft of it and had great shots from iso 200 - 1600. Can't knock that.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-03-2018
Replies: 129
Views: 12,020
Posted By BLKRCAT
*cue thread derailment

*cue thread derailment
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-03-2018
Replies: 224
Views: 14,552
Posted By BLKRCAT
Correct me if I'm wrong but 5222 is an Eastman...

Correct me if I'm wrong but 5222 is an Eastman product. Not Alaris. I'm not sure how Alaris would make it a still film when it's a motion picture film from Eastman? It's my understanding that they...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-03-2018
Replies: 224
Views: 14,552
Posted By BLKRCAT
Yeah which is why I said this:

Yeah which is why I said this:
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-03-2018
Replies: 224
Views: 14,552
Posted By BLKRCAT
They do. 10 characters.

They do.

10 characters.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-03-2018
Replies: 224
Views: 14,552
Posted By BLKRCAT
It's true. 100%. But take Kodak for instance....

It's true. 100%. But take Kodak for instance. They would have had the same size operation and same expectations as fuji. They had a bit of a late start at reforming but they did. The fact that they...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-03-2018
Replies: 129
Views: 12,020
Posted By BLKRCAT
What the hell man I'm wearing a toque today. :p

What the hell man I'm wearing a toque today. :p
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-03-2018
Replies: 224
Views: 14,552
Posted By BLKRCAT
Doesn't surprise me. I've predicted this every...

Doesn't surprise me. I've predicted this every time Fuji cuts a film which is why I refuse to shoot their films. I don't want to shoot and fall in love with a film that has a grey and unpredictable...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 04-02-2018
Replies: 1,636
Views: 103,823
Posted By BLKRCAT
Leica M240. Voiglander Nokton-M...

Leica M240. Voiglander Nokton-M F1.5

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/814/40478358814_6d37200788_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/24EWaQb)
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 04-02-2018
Replies: 79
Views: 15,350
Posted By BLKRCAT
Leica M240. Voiglander Nokton-M 50mm...

Leica M240. Voiglander Nokton-M 50mm F1.5

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/814/40478358814_6d37200788_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/24EWaQb)
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