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Forum: Travel 04-09-2014
Replies: 110
Views: 11,794
Posted By MartinP
I've shared a map with you called Gdańsk...

I've shared a map with you called Gdańsk (http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF&msa=0&msid=216081808533329748618.0004f6a43f3edbe2161e6).

Ok, currently it sort of works again (fourth attempt this...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-25-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 891
Posted By MartinP
Strangely, this is not static electricity - as...

Strangely, this is not static electricity - as may be sometimes seen when winding or handling film in dry/cold conditions. Instead, the effect is a sort of triboluminescence, caused when soft...
Forum: Travel 03-22-2014
Replies: 110
Views: 11,794
Posted By MartinP
It seems that my clever Google-map link doesn't...

It seems that my clever Google-map link doesn't work . . . I will have a further play with that this weekend. Oops.

And yes, let's not all be shy about our encyclopaedic photo-historic knowledge...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 03-22-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,707
Posted By MartinP
Unless they are extremely orthochromatic, most...

Unless they are extremely orthochromatic, most materials would be fogged by a window filter. Additionally, the relative levels of illumination inside and outside the room would mean that all a...
Forum: Travel 03-15-2014
Replies: 41
Views: 5,708
Posted By MartinP
Well, if implemented, that is the end of the...

Well, if implemented, that is the end of the Hungarian tourism industry. And also photographic and mobile-phone businesses, and galleries and libraries.

No company would be able to offer a...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 03-12-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 1,704
Posted By MartinP
Thinking of something like this...

Thinking of something like this (http://www.jr-art.net/videos/women-are-heroes-exhibition-paris)?? Interesting . . . ;)
Forum: Travel 03-12-2014
Replies: 110
Views: 11,794
Posted By MartinP
I'm not even going to try and work out who is...

I'm not even going to try and work out who is Marlon Brando and who is supposed to be the curvey young lady . . .
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-12-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 4,822
Posted By MartinP
I have used twelve rolls of GP3 in 120 and it is...

I have used twelve rolls of GP3 in 120 and it is an adequate film, though the base is a bit thin. The problem isn't the film but the backing paper - if the film is not very new, or is too warm,...
Forum: Travel 03-12-2014
Replies: 110
Views: 11,794
Posted By MartinP
Well, with such an evocative logo I think it's...

Well, with such an evocative logo I think it's probably time for a map?

At this link (https://mapsengine.google.com/map/edit?mid=z9ry3u9zToaw.kureQHWR7tSQ) there is a bare Google-map of gdansk and...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-07-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 3,666
Posted By MartinP
Depending on your budget, I'd suggest finding a...

Depending on your budget, I'd suggest finding a serviced and cleaned Meopta Flexaret from *bay seller Cupog. If you have more funds then finding a good Rolleicord is a very good idea. The Lubitel...
Forum: Travel 03-07-2014
Replies: 110
Views: 11,794
Posted By MartinP
As well as small pensions and hostels, there are...

As well as small pensions and hostels, there are also a few campsites out of the central area, most are near public-transport and could be an acceptable alternative.
Forum: Travel 03-06-2014
Replies: 110
Views: 11,794
Posted By MartinP
Just a bump for the thread . . . And wondering...

Just a bump for the thread . . .

And wondering who might have visited Gdansk previously? There is a great historical side to the Hanseatic and free-trade port, plus the more recent political...
Forum: Travel 03-04-2014
Replies: 110
Views: 11,794
Posted By MartinP
The Wiki historical page for Gdansk is here...

The Wiki historical page for Gdansk is here (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gda%C5%84sk).

The Gdansk tourist organisation page, in English, is here (http://www.gdansk.pl/en/).

Weather statistics for...
Forum: Travel 03-04-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,765
Posted By MartinP
Now that the decisions are made, the thread to...

Now that the decisions are made, the thread to contain detailed discussion about Gdansk, on the weekend of 17th.May, is found . . .

HERE...
Forum: Travel 03-04-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 2,383
Posted By MartinP
Now that the decisions are made, the thread to...

Now that the decisions are made, the thread to contain detailed discussion about Gdansk, on the weekend of 17th.May, is found . . .

HERE...
Forum: Travel 03-04-2014
Replies: 110
Views: 11,794
Posted By MartinP
From tom.w.bn, For me it will be more like...

From tom.w.bn,

For me it will be more like Friday to Monday. Let's see if I can add a day more.
Forum: Travel 03-04-2014
Replies: 110
Views: 11,794
Posted By MartinP
From janko7l, way to go. love it. my plan is...

From janko7l,

way to go. love it.
my plan is thursday to tuesday. anybody with a similar plan?
do we have any gdansk locals or frequent visitors here to put some advices about hostels/hotels?
see...
Forum: Travel 03-04-2014
Replies: 110
Views: 11,794
Posted By MartinP
Arrow EUROMEET 2014, Gdansk, 17-18th.May

So, the discussions and polls have come up with a trip to Gdansk over the weekend of 17th.May. :)

I have copied, below, the early posts about details of the Gdansk trip by Janko and Tom. Putting...
Forum: Travel 03-04-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 2,383
Posted By MartinP
From the location poll the clear favourite...

From the location poll the clear favourite remains Gdansk (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gda%C5%84sk), so that will be the location for the 2014 Euromeet :)

There appears to be no further feedback...
Forum: Travel 03-04-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,765
Posted By MartinP
No change in the voting or with any posts so it...

No change in the voting or with any posts so it looks as though Gdansk (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gda%C5%84sk) will be the location of the 2014 Euromeet !!
Forum: Travel 03-03-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 2,383
Posted By MartinP
That is correct, but Russian forces would not...

That is correct, but Russian forces would not travel through Poland to reinforce and support it's outpost, whereas Lithuania and Latvia each have 'Russian speaking minorities' and lie directly...
Forum: Travel 03-03-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,765
Posted By MartinP
This is a bump for last responses on the poll...

This is a bump for last responses on the poll (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?p=2311469) for which weekend we travel. Please read post #9, above, and act accordingly :)
Forum: Travel 03-03-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 2,383
Posted By MartinP
Yes, the numbers are not huge. However, far...

Yes, the numbers are not huge. However, far more people voted for destinations than for the weekend poll, so I hope that some will make a vote or comment this evening about the dates. My feeling...
Forum: Travel 03-02-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,765
Posted By MartinP
It looks as though we have a clear leader with...

It looks as though we have a clear leader with Gdansk as the location.

However, there appear to have been thirty-two voters in this poll and 'only' eighteen in the poll for the weekend. Please...
Forum: Travel 03-02-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 2,383
Posted By MartinP
With an allowance of one mistaken vote on the...

With an allowance of one mistaken vote on the 7th.June it appears that equal numbers can travel for the weekends of 17th.May and 7th.June. Clearly these are not exactly the same people, as the 7th...
Forum: Travel 02-25-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 2,383
Posted By MartinP
Bump, cut-off date for the poll clarified to...

Bump, cut-off date for the poll clarified to Sunday 2nd.March.
Forum: Travel 02-25-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,765
Posted By MartinP
In order to bring some urgency to the decision...

In order to bring some urgency to the decision process, so allowing everyone the benefits of early bookings and lower costs, how about suggesting that the location and weekends are chosen based on...
Forum: Travel 02-24-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 2,383
Posted By MartinP
Currently it looks as though the weekends of 10th...

Currently it looks as though the weekends of 10th May and 7th June are the most popular, so things my work out well for you, Martin and Tom.

Shall we say that the end of this month (February) should...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-24-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 2,419
Posted By MartinP
Most people (of course, no one reading this...

Most people (of course, no one reading this thread) have no preference for any particular choice in their life, with the possible exception - probably temporarily - of a partner. The choices made...
Forum: Travel 02-24-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,765
Posted By MartinP
I am amazed and relieved that the choice of...

I am amazed and relieved that the choice of Gdansk appears to be so clear. That makes selection much quicker if it continues to be the case for, as an example, one more week then we probably have...
Forum: Travel 02-24-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 2,383
Posted By MartinP
The "end date" is meaningless and I filled in a...

The "end date" is meaningless and I filled in a date in the future as it was required during the making of the poll. We should have made a decision in much less time than a month from...
Forum: Travel 02-22-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 2,383
Posted By MartinP
Bump . . .

Bump . . .
Forum: Travel 02-22-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,765
Posted By MartinP
Bump . . .

Bump . . .
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-21-2014
Replies: 269
Views: 248,193
Posted By MartinP
From friends who travelled there for holidays...

From friends who travelled there for holidays (yes, "Western" people did sometimes travel across the republics) it was bizarrely random about any difficulties for visas and so on in the old USSR. ...
Forum: Travel 02-21-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,765
Posted By MartinP
Arrow EUROMEET 2014, where to go?

(Note to Mods. This thread is intended to assist a group of members in choosing a travel destination. Please leave the thread in 'Travel'. Thanks.)

In order to try and get an interesting choice...
Forum: Travel 02-21-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 2,383
Posted By MartinP
Arrow EUROMEET 2014, which weekend?

(Note to Mods. This thread is intended to assist a group of members in choosing a weekend for the Euromeet. Please leave the thread in 'Travel'. Thanks.)

After our earlier general discussions...
Forum: Travel 02-21-2014
Replies: 100
Views: 8,361
Posted By MartinP
Just back online here . . . I'll set up a date...

Just back online here . . .

I'll set up a date poll and one for locations. Maybe the Baltic states are looking interesting this year?!

Edit:
"Which weekend?" poll thread is HERE...
Forum: Travel 02-18-2014
Replies: 100
Views: 8,361
Posted By MartinP
Bump. Any more feedback on . . . WHEN...

Bump.

Any more feedback on . . .

WHEN

and

WHERE
Forum: Travel 02-18-2014
Replies: 100
Views: 8,361
Posted By MartinP
Iceland would be a transport problem indeed. ...

Iceland would be a transport problem indeed. Maybe we could hire bicycles . . . ;)
Forum: Travel 02-18-2014
Replies: 100
Views: 8,361
Posted By MartinP
Tom :- the holiday weekend mentioned by Janko is...

Tom :- the holiday weekend mentioned by Janko is the religious weekend of Ascension Day. About half of Europe has that five-day-weekend off work.

Practically speaking, there is a choice between...
Forum: Travel 02-15-2014
Replies: 100
Views: 8,361
Posted By MartinP
Ron, over the weekend of Hemelvaart (Ascension...

Ron, over the weekend of Hemelvaart (Ascension Day) there is a 110km walk around Ieper. I may be doing that again this year, depending on the dates for the Euromeet. Most weekends in May or June...
Forum: Travel 02-15-2014
Replies: 100
Views: 8,361
Posted By MartinP
Not sure if it makes a difference, but the...

Not sure if it makes a difference, but the weekend of 31/5 - 1/6 will be a long holiday weekend for those countries where Ascension Day (29/5) is a public holiday. This might be good or bad,...
Forum: Travel 02-15-2014
Replies: 100
Views: 8,361
Posted By MartinP
I just sent a message to those who have expressed...

I just sent a message to those who have expressed an interest over the last few years. My apologies if that got to those who have already participated in this thread - my patience with mailing...
Forum: Travel 02-06-2014
Replies: 100
Views: 8,361
Posted By MartinP
Bump . . . Shall I try messaging everyone who...

Bump . . .

Shall I try messaging everyone who has expressed an interest in Euromeets for the last few years, as I did last year? Five people is not much interest, although it's just the first few...
Forum: Off Topic 02-06-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 969
Posted By MartinP
Before doing anything else, image the drive to...

Before doing anything else, image the drive to somewhere else. By doing this you will not lose any further data as, if you have a large problem recovering the data from the external drive, you can...
Forum: Travel 02-04-2014
Replies: 100
Views: 8,361
Posted By MartinP
So it seems the Eastern Baltic states might be...

So it seems the Eastern Baltic states might be interesting, perhaps because they are not 'standard' tourist destinations? Thinking of more Southern locations too, and in no particular order . ....
Forum: Travel 02-03-2014
Replies: 100
Views: 8,361
Posted By MartinP
Arrow EUROMEET 2014, preliminary discussions

Hallo RFF'rs, I was wondering about Euromeet-2014 and noticed I was not the only one, so . . . shall we do some thinking about meeting up this year? I don't want to monopolise discussion but I...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 06-10-2013
Replies: 150
Views: 11,320
Posted By MartinP
My apologies, I have been away from home for...

My apologies, I have been away from home for most of the last month, slightly more than expected. This weekend I will be back in the darkroom. That will account for a print for Konicaman, plus a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-10-2013
Replies: 66
Views: 4,646
Posted By MartinP
The posts in your screenshot are all digital...

The posts in your screenshot are all digital ones. Three on digital scanners and one on digital printing. At the non-digital APUG.org those threads would be all off-topic (and rightfully so).
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 06-07-2013
Replies: 89
Views: 13,009
Posted By MartinP
The demo in my town attracted a couple of hundred...

The demo in my town attracted a couple of hundred (I gave up counting a photo at 160) people of Turkish or Kurdish origin, plus me, and I think three Dutch people.

The local paper ran a shot of...
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 06-06-2013
Replies: 315
Views: 37,114
Posted By MartinP
The Turkish authorities are also becoming more...

The Turkish authorities are also becoming more medi-savvy. The strength of 'policing actions' is reportedly increasingly inversely-proportional to the international media attention on different...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-06-2013
Replies: 65
Views: 3,893
Posted By MartinP
That still has to have one of the most effective...

That still has to have one of the most effective 'hook' first lines ever. The Colonel, the firing squad and the memories of ice.

I would pick a Murakami (sorry Snr.Marquez) - probably "Hard-boiled...
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 06-04-2013
Replies: 89
Views: 13,009
Posted By MartinP
Hi Taylan, I think you meant Morback not me ...

Hi Taylan, I think you meant Morback not me (different Martins) but 'I have to "find" a digital camera' ?!?! Things must be serious. ;)

Really, I know 'things' are very serious. Everybody be...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 06-04-2013
Replies: 132
Views: 587,793
Posted By MartinP
No, RFF is a forum based in the USA. There are...

No, RFF is a forum based in the USA. There are some international forum members, but we are in the minority.

The 'standards' should be those of discussion accepted in the USA. These are not the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-04-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 2,359
Posted By MartinP
Two major constraints are the size of the...

Two major constraints are the size of the enlarger (a 5x7 can easily go over two meters tall and possibly require a reinforced floor) and the size of the prints you want to make which will influence...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 06-04-2013
Replies: 132
Views: 587,793
Posted By MartinP
Just an idea on the deleted posts thing. Is it...

Just an idea on the deleted posts thing. Is it technically possible to replace the offending post text with one of a few pre-prepared messages ("This post was deleted because it contained rascist...
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 06-03-2013
Replies: 89
Views: 13,009
Posted By MartinP
A sense of humour is still roaming the streets of...

A sense of humour is still roaming the streets of Istanbul (I hope the link works)...

https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/943220_10200705783979429_1713364770_n.jpg

The park...
Forum: Travel 06-02-2013
Replies: 242
Views: 20,113
Posted By MartinP
I'd just like to wish all our colleagues and...

I'd just like to wish all our colleagues and friends in Czech Republic lots of luck with the high water point this evening. The floods look as though they might be serious, but hopefully not as bad...
Forum: Off Topic 06-02-2013
Replies: 73
Views: 4,869
Posted By MartinP
I've ordered one of the zines too. I'm...

I've ordered one of the zines too. I'm interested in both the format and in your photography. Keep up the good work!
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 06-02-2013
Replies: 315
Views: 37,114
Posted By MartinP
That tear-gas canister picture is on Istiklal,...

That tear-gas canister picture is on Istiklal, the main pedestrianised shopping/touristy street running from Taksim Square down to the Golden Horn and the Galata bridge. Any visitors who have been...
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 06-02-2013
Replies: 315
Views: 37,114
Posted By MartinP
Well done Simon and friends. I see you...

Well done Simon and friends. I see you discovered the milk trick, I wish it worked better.

Would it help you to put a short text-file with links and contact details in to the picture zip, to help...
Forum: Off Topic 06-01-2013
Replies: 73
Views: 4,869
Posted By MartinP
Not quite. In 1979.. Registered voters...

Not quite.

In 1979..

Registered voters =41093264
Voter Turnout = 30180452
Conservative & Unionist votes = 13697690 (ie. Thatcher)

Hence only one third of eligible voters supported Thatcher, and...
Forum: Off Topic 06-01-2013
Replies: 73
Views: 4,869
Posted By MartinP
Unfortunately you appear to have not read the...

Unfortunately you appear to have not read the comment I made before you sent your reply. At no point have I insulted your nation. I will accept your apology however.
Forum: Off Topic 06-01-2013
Replies: 73
Views: 4,869
Posted By MartinP
As an Englishman I do not comment on the...

As an Englishman I do not comment on the whorehouse which is your system of government, kindly keep the same distance from UK. You evidently have no understanding of what Thatcher did to Britain and...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-31-2013
Replies: 76
Views: 20,575
Posted By MartinP
A newspaper exists to make a profit. Profit is...

A newspaper exists to make a profit. Profit is made by selling advertising and 'advertorials'. News (the stuff that costs money but which may unfortunately be necessary to sell the advertising)...
Forum: Travel 05-26-2013
Replies: 242
Views: 20,113
Posted By MartinP
Well, nineteen rolls with perhaps half a dozen...

Well, nineteen rolls with perhaps half a dozen alternative shots per picture seems a bit too much to inflict on the world. I had thought it was only eighteen rolls of 35mm, but the one in the M6...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-26-2013
Replies: 343
Views: 36,236
Posted By MartinP
Mini-M ?? Pfffft . . . how about building us a...

Mini-M ?? Pfffft . . . how about building us a Mini-S - fixed lens, focus-confirmation on manual plus single-point auto-focus (or even only manual to keep the weight down and add simplicity),...
Forum: Travel 05-25-2013
Replies: 242
Views: 20,113
Posted By MartinP
Uhhh? What - you mean we were supposed to put...

Uhhh? What - you mean we were supposed to put film in our film-cameras??!! Do they still make that anymore?
;)

Congratulations on your speed and efficiency Tom, as well as the interesting results!...
Forum: Travel 05-23-2013
Replies: 242
Views: 20,113
Posted By MartinP
Ahh, yes - I somehow missed adding the link to...

Ahh, yes - I somehow missed adding the link to the Flickr group name in my post above, but Pavel rescued us.

The group-name search is on the usual Flickr search-menu, but requires an extra click...
Forum: Travel 05-22-2013
Replies: 242
Views: 20,113
Posted By MartinP
For the benefit of those wanting to upload...

For the benefit of those wanting to upload digital photographs I have made a Flickr group, similar to what we have had for previous years. The film users amongst us might take a while to develop...
Forum: Travel 05-22-2013
Replies: 242
Views: 20,113
Posted By MartinP
I have just got back home in NL, on Wednesday...

I have just got back home in NL, on Wednesday morning.

Thank you to everybody for all the very interesting trips around Prague.

Before leaving yesterday I did get to BeFoto to collect the Fomalux...
Forum: Travel 05-14-2013
Replies: 242
Views: 20,113
Posted By MartinP
That sounds interesting (the Friday meet...

That sounds interesting (the Friday meet up).

Perhaps Lawrence is still curious about the Josef Sudek museum? I may try to go there on Friday or Monday (after checking their website for opening...
Forum: Travel 05-14-2013
Replies: 242
Views: 20,113
Posted By MartinP
Hmmmm, umbrellas . . . maybe there will be a...

Hmmmm, umbrellas . . . maybe there will be a rainbow? <---[wild optimism]

Only nine of us in the list, which should be arriving shortly (I re-did it as text because I'm not sure of the LibreOffice...
Forum: Travel 05-14-2013
Replies: 242
Views: 20,113
Posted By MartinP
Of the restaurants/cafes suggested previously by...

Of the restaurants/cafes suggested previously by our Prague colleagues, some are not open very early at the weekend. How about choosing Cafe Louvre (http://www.cafelouvre.cz/en/) for Saturday...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 05-13-2013
Replies: 150
Views: 11,320
Posted By MartinP
That arrived today - and rather quickly too. A...

That arrived today - and rather quickly too. A very pretty inkjet print. You know that label where it says "Photographs do not bend"?? And the postman writes "Oh yes they do" . . . well, it was...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-13-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 1,676
Posted By MartinP
It might possibly be caused by silver left behind...

It might possibly be caused by silver left behind by the fixer, though it does look very much like a 'solarisation' effect. Any remaining silver emulsion would lighten the shadows (ie. areas which...
Forum: Travel 05-13-2013
Replies: 242
Views: 20,113
Posted By MartinP
(After my working long-weekend I'm back in...

(After my working long-weekend I'm back in communication.)

The contact-detail list will be sent out tomorrow evening as I'll be travelling on Wednesday night. In theory I will have access to "free...
Forum: Travel 05-08-2013
Replies: 242
Views: 20,113
Posted By MartinP
I'll explore these areas on the map! Thank you...

I'll explore these areas on the map! Thank you for the ideas Pavel.

From tomorrow until Monday I'll be completely offline, but don't let that stop everyone else posting.
Forum: Travel 05-08-2013
Replies: 242
Views: 20,113
Posted By MartinP
This is a little bump for the thread. Also, I...

This is a little bump for the thread.

Also, I have just corrected my mistake in the RFF username of jan7l. My apologies Janko.

The idea of having everyone contactable before we meet up on Saturday...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-07-2013
Replies: 124
Views: 12,759
Posted By MartinP
Perhaps "revoke" was not the right word - ...

Perhaps "revoke" was not the right word - screw-up might be more accurate.

See how long you can use the old software when the next version (or next-but-one) of the product (and camera support)...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-07-2013
Replies: 124
Views: 12,759
Posted By MartinP
Shoot film. Print in the dark. And remember...

Shoot film.

Print in the dark.

And remember that you don't own any Adobe software (or s/w from most other manufacturers), even if you bought a nice box in a shop. It was always just a users...
Forum: Travel 05-07-2013
Replies: 242
Views: 20,113
Posted By MartinP
Indeed it is - in the very first post of the...

Indeed it is - in the very first post of the thread. :)

We are now up to nine, with the addition of Gliderbee just now.

My e-mail address, for assembling contact details and working out who is...
Forum: Travel 05-07-2013
Replies: 242
Views: 20,113
Posted By MartinP
Thanks for the good tips on parking possibilities...

Thanks for the good tips on parking possibilities for those who will need them.

In the first post in this thread, I have added a list of RFF'rs who have sent contact details. So far there are just...
Forum: Travel 05-05-2013
Replies: 242
Views: 20,113
Posted By MartinP
(Back home and sending a bump to the thread.) I...

(Back home and sending a bump to the thread.)

I have a list with half a dozen or so contact details and will send it out (plus a load more with any luck) before the weekend, so there's less...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 05-02-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 5,928
Posted By MartinP
The annoyance with the SE models is that the...

The annoyance with the SE models is that the meter readout is inside the viewfinder so you have to fiddle and move the camera about a few times to make a meter reading. With the older models you...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 05-02-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,987
Posted By MartinP
It seems that in February Salgado gave a...

It seems that in February Salgado gave a presentation about the circumstances behind the Genesis project.

Here is the link...
Forum: RFF News 04-30-2013
Replies: 61
Views: 8,533
Posted By MartinP
The sales and marketing (was there any for the...

The sales and marketing (was there any for the last ten years?) can certainly do with a kick from the new owners.

On the supply side, I hope that there will not be an unfortunate accident at...
Forum: Travel 04-30-2013
Replies: 242
Views: 20,113
Posted By MartinP
The Google map...

The Google map (http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?vps=2&hl=en&ie=UTF8&oe=UTF8&msa=0&msid=216081808533329748618.0004d831a69781b08c29f) has some new additions. Kossi008 has added a hotel and the main...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-30-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 3,831
Posted By MartinP
For a lot of well illustrated information, you...

For a lot of well illustrated information, you could try looking on www.pentaconsix.com (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/www.pentaconsix.com). For any repairs or accessories try cupog on the...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-29-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 1,029
Posted By MartinP
Don't upload to public servers. Give your...

Don't upload to public servers. Give your customers access to invisibly-watermarked, password-protected galleries with a click-through "slow and painful death" agreement to get to the images.

(And...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 04-29-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 3,347
Posted By MartinP
For previous series, and since 2009, there was...

For previous series, and since 2009, there was some processing of the files done and then they were output with an imagesetter to make a "film" negative. Those negs were silver-printed in the same...
Forum: RFF News 04-29-2013
Replies: 61
Views: 8,533
Posted By MartinP
Indeed Roger :) (The dutch spelling is with an...

Indeed Roger :) (The dutch spelling is with an "o" and I was momentarily mixing my languages, oops.)

Jamie, there are contracts for cine-film production, for the big studios etc, that "must" be...
Forum: RFF News 04-29-2013
Replies: 61
Views: 8,533
Posted By MartinP
You mean . . . they will be making...

You mean . . . they will be making sausages?!?!?

What a fantastic new product idea!

;)
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-29-2013
Replies: 56
Views: 6,847
Posted By MartinP
The agency for registration (there is only one...

The agency for registration (there is only one currently, a for-profit company) charges per image, possibly recurring charges annually. Most images online were of digital origin, or the "owners"...
Forum: RFF News 04-29-2013
Replies: 61
Views: 8,533
Posted By MartinP
Printers and film-production. That's it. ...

Printers and film-production. That's it. (Assuming that they didn't put the Rochester plant in this latest deal, which seemed unlikely).
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-29-2013
Replies: 56
Views: 6,847
Posted By MartinP
Euthanasia for youths required?

Euthanasia for youths required?
Forum: RFF News 04-29-2013
Replies: 61
Views: 8,533
Posted By MartinP
The original plan seemed to be that Kodak would...

The original plan seemed to be that Kodak would sell everything to do with the film side of things except the manufacture of it. That plan may have been bundled with the document imaging business...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-29-2013
Replies: 56
Views: 6,847
Posted By MartinP
If you are making a normal website then your...

If you are making a normal website then your stock-photography bill drops to zero and much of the market for specialised custom-shot pictures might disappear too. The quality level need not be very...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-29-2013
Replies: 56
Views: 6,847
Posted By MartinP
One could easily acquire a picture by copying it,...

One could easily acquire a picture by copying it, changing the name, adding fake meta-data and cropping a few pixels from one side. Wouldn't a complicated and expensive court case be necessary to...
Forum: RFF News 04-29-2013
Replies: 61
Views: 8,533
Posted By MartinP
I suppose the pension-fund can commission a...

I suppose the pension-fund can commission a boutique "Tri-X replacement" film from Ilford when Rochester closes down, but I don't see how they can hope to supply Portra in a few years time, after...
Forum: RFF News 04-29-2013
Replies: 61
Views: 8,533
Posted By MartinP
So far as film goes, can anyone decipher if this...

So far as film goes, can anyone decipher if this sell-off/takeover is the distribution chain (as originally suggested last year) and if so that materials will be purchased from the sole manufacturer ...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 04-29-2013
Replies: 150
Views: 11,320
Posted By MartinP
I'll have a go with the print exchange too please...

I'll have a go with the print exchange too please :)

You mentioned a shortage of people in Africa - does that imply there is already someone in the list from Antarctica?!
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-28-2013
Replies: 57
Views: 4,644
Posted By MartinP
Oooops, I forgot to mention that another very...

Oooops, I forgot to mention that another very useful idea would be to come to Prague next month for the RFF Euromeet. See the thread in the travel forum.
Forum: Travel 04-28-2013
Replies: 242
Views: 20,113
Posted By MartinP
Matus, this whole weekend is informal. There...

Matus, this whole weekend is informal. There are no rules about cameras or anything else. (Just as long as you are using an M3 with a serial number over a million, of course.)
;)

In Istanbul and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-28-2013
Replies: 57
Views: 4,644
Posted By MartinP
I'd suggest going in to London to the Natural...

I'd suggest going in to London to the Natural History Museum, and looking at the Salgado exhibition. Give yourself at least six hours.
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 04-22-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 2,178
Posted By MartinP
Somehow it is the middle of the night again, but...

Somehow it is the middle of the night again, but I just had a quick look via the browser. Japan, you had an interesting and productive trip!

One of my climbing partners is from Kyoto and a vague...
Forum: Travel 04-22-2013
Replies: 242
Views: 20,113
Posted By MartinP
Oops, I missed your post entirely Vobluda! I...

Oops, I missed your post entirely Vobluda! I think there was a new forum page and i didn't check back - my apologies.

The venue is already on the map and seems to have been recommended by a...
Forum: Travel 04-22-2013
Replies: 242
Views: 20,113
Posted By MartinP
Ron, note that the standard NS-Hispeed.nl page...

Ron, note that the standard NS-Hispeed.nl page doesn't list night-trains so you need to look at one of the dropdown menus on their website. Go to "Onze treinen" then "Overige treinen" and choose...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-22-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,126
Posted By MartinP
Things to check include that the viewfinder...

Things to check include that the viewfinder window has the neutral-density 'reflective' strip across the bottom few millimetres, when seen from the front, as this is the area against which the LED's...
Forum: Travel 04-22-2013
Replies: 242
Views: 20,113
Posted By MartinP
About four weeks to go, so time to collect some...

About four weeks to go, so time to collect some contact information so that we end up at the same place and same time on Saturday 18th. May. I will make a suitable list and send it, a week before...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 04-22-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 808
Posted By MartinP
As I said, the bright-light problem is a...

As I said, the bright-light problem is a consequence of the design of the meter. Nothing to be done.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 04-22-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 808
Posted By MartinP
It's a limitation of the LED. Try to find a...

It's a limitation of the LED. Try to find a meter with illuminated LCD instead, or use one with a mechanical needle (though that option would be tricky at night for an in-camera meter).

For the...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 04-22-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 1,155
Posted By MartinP
Yes, the collector's edition of the book looks...

Yes, the collector's edition of the book looks remarkable. There is a short video clip here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHJWgQxTous), with the photographer and publisher discussing the project...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-21-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 3,279
Posted By MartinP
I think this might have just increased Retina...

I think this might have just increased Retina prices on that auction-site! ;)

It's a good job it was sunny I suppose (but if it wasn't then they might not have got down safely of course). The...
Forum: Off Topic 04-21-2013
Replies: 260
Views: 19,541
Posted By MartinP
I always thought of there being a big difference...

I always thought of there being a big difference between 'conservative' and 'Conservative', and between 'liberal' and 'Liberal'. For the non-Brits, the capitalised versions are political parties in...
Forum: Off Topic 04-21-2013
Replies: 260
Views: 19,541
Posted By MartinP
Ooooh, now I'm old and cynical and haven't...

Ooooh, now I'm old and cynical and haven't ridden at all for ( . . . counts . . .) eeek - a couple of decades!
Forum: Travel 04-21-2013
Replies: 242
Views: 20,113
Posted By MartinP
I thought the clarification might be handy, as...

I thought the clarification might be handy, as some news outlets were apparently announcing that the two suspects were "Czech". I know that everyone round here knows the countries have nothing in...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-21-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 3,279
Posted By MartinP
I have skimmed through the relevant section of...

I have skimmed through the relevant section of the official Everest Expedition book and not found which brand of camera was used for the famous summit picture of Tenzing, by Hillary. There is a note...
Forum: Off Topic 04-21-2013
Replies: 260
Views: 19,541
Posted By MartinP
Oops, I was also going to say that I am British...

Oops, I was also going to say that I am British even though I live in the Netherlands. Even more strangely, I have both qualified point-to-pointers (ridden in fox hunts, for the sake of clarity)...
Forum: Travel 04-21-2013
Replies: 242
Views: 20,113
Posted By MartinP
Just a little bump to stir some interest. By...

Just a little bump to stir some interest. By now, most people travelling to Prague for the Euromeet will probably have bought their tickets, so I'll post an address for contact-information tomorrow.
Forum: Off Topic 04-21-2013
Replies: 260
Views: 19,541
Posted By MartinP
I didn't bother posting before as the discussion...

I didn't bother posting before as the discussion was rather pointless, but we should recall that the OP is from North America so the words conservative and liberal have completely different meanings...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-20-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 1,304
Posted By MartinP
I found "On Being a Photographer...

I found "On Being a Photographer (http://www.lenswork.com/obp.htm)" to be an interesting read, regarding projects and planning.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-20-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 3,397
Posted By MartinP
I spent a couple of minutes looking at the...

I spent a couple of minutes looking at the webpage to find a posting date, as I expected it to be 1st. April . . . .
Forum: Travel 04-19-2013
Replies: 242
Views: 20,113
Posted By MartinP
In view of some confusion over the situation in...

In view of some confusion over the situation in Boston, currently unfolding, and bearing in mind several N.American RFF'rs have expressed an interest in the Euromeet this year - here is the link to a...
Forum: Travel 04-19-2013
Replies: 242
Views: 20,113
Posted By MartinP
Ron, there is a cheap-and-cheerful night-train...

Ron, there is a cheap-and-cheerful night-train running directly from Amsterdam (via Arnhem) to Prague, straight in to the middle of the city.

So it looks as though there will be at least half a...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 04-19-2013
Replies: 64
Views: 35,551
Posted By MartinP
If Harman (Ilford-Photo in other words) have won...

If Harman (Ilford-Photo in other words) have won the contract, then that implies that Foma have lost it. I hope the consequences will not be too severe for Foma as they do supply a wider variety of...
Forum: Travel 04-18-2013
Replies: 242
Views: 20,113
Posted By MartinP
Time to try and work out who is actually going,...

Time to try and work out who is actually going, then we can make a better estimate of where to meet up. Two people might suit a different cafe to twenty-two, for example.

Previously, under Kully's...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-18-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 949
Posted By MartinP
Looks like a Zenit, the 42mm screw-mount SLR. ...

Looks like a Zenit, the 42mm screw-mount SLR. Over time there were models without metering, with metering (seen in the picture was the external selenium meter) and with TTL metering and also...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-18-2013
Replies: 44
Views: 3,021
Posted By MartinP
My sister and nephew will get their pick, then...

My sister and nephew will get their pick, then the rest sold locally and any profits to Medecins Sans Frontieres (http://www.msf.org/). All negatives, prints and transparencies will be thrown away,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-18-2013
Replies: 105
Views: 8,730
Posted By MartinP
I don't see what the fuss is about, as I have...

I don't see what the fuss is about, as I have been an Ilford and Agfa user for thirty-five years.

The best chance to get something like Plus-X back, would be to contract Ilford or Adox to match it...
Forum: Travel 04-17-2013
Replies: 242
Views: 20,113
Posted By MartinP
Thank you for the tips Stan :) It looks as...

Thank you for the tips Stan :)

It looks as though there will be an exhibition in the Sudek building by Jan Jindra (http://www.janjindra.eu/) "Inside Landscapes", until Sunday the 19th. The previews...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-17-2013
Replies: 275
Views: 24,878
Posted By MartinP
The axle overloading problem was recognised in...

The axle overloading problem was recognised in the military version of the Series III with the fitting of the much stronger Salisbury axle. 'Salisbury' as in Salisbury Plain, a large and un-smooth...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 04-16-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 1,692
Posted By MartinP
But I have a cunning plan, involving a large ball...

But I have a cunning plan, involving a large ball of string ;)

Just for my curiosity, are you showing at Galerie Huit Open Salon again Tom? I did check your site of course, but the venue isn't...
Forum: Travel 04-16-2013
Replies: 242
Views: 20,113
Posted By MartinP
FOUR WEEKS TO GO . . . I have updated the...

FOUR WEEKS TO GO . . .

I have updated the Google map (http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?vps=2&hl=en&ie=UTF8&oe=UTF8&msa=0&msid=216081808533329748618.0004d831a69781b08c29f) with most of the suggestions...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-13-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 1,477
Posted By MartinP
The English version of the legal help webpage...

The English version of the legal help webpage (linked above) states the following:
I have regrets after having made a purchase. Can I undo the sale?
If you buy a product in a shop you can undo the...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 04-13-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 1,692
Posted By MartinP
I'm having second thoughts on the budget front...

I'm having second thoughts on the budget front (TGV ticket) but might, maybe, possibly, perhaps still go along for a week or so. And of course, if I do go, I'll be staying in my palatial tent on...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 04-13-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 2,300
Posted By MartinP
Instead of random hard-drives I'd suggest getting...

Instead of random hard-drives I'd suggest getting a couple of home NAS units then putting them in your home network and in another location. Using two NAS units with one of them off site, regularly...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 04-10-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 2,874
Posted By MartinP
Simplest way might be to buy two identical NAS...

Simplest way might be to buy two identical NAS boxes (from a large vendor, for easy replacement) and four drives, or however many fills the NAS's. Put one unit at a second location.

Use the local...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-10-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,021
Posted By MartinP
A few thousand dollars would buy an adequate...

A few thousand dollars would buy an adequate alternative 35mm lens, an interesting holiday and a hell of a lot of film . . .
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-10-2013
Replies: 151
Poll: Do you crop?
Views: 11,271
Posted By MartinP
I voted "it depends". If I see a skyline which...

I voted "it depends".

If I see a skyline which I like, I can visualize a result which is likely much wider than it is tall, so I expect to lose the top and/or bottom in the darkroom. Other times,...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 04-10-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,987
Posted By MartinP
Here is a page...

Here is a page (http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/series/sebastiaosalgadogenesis) with a list of links covering the development of this project over several years.

At various times, on various...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 04-10-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,987
Posted By MartinP
Salgado: Genesis

The premier showing of the Sebastiao Salgado project, Genesis, is opening in London this week.

Having seen a little of his other projects, I'd suggest that this is a "don't miss" show. More...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-08-2013
Replies: 40
Views: 3,253
Posted By MartinP
Reminds me of when UPS and the weather delayed my...

Reminds me of when UPS and the weather delayed my last shipment of Kodachrome. Oh well, the pictures in my head were probably better anyway.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-08-2013
Replies: 106
Views: 6,592
Posted By MartinP
The questions in this poll and the other thread...

The questions in this poll and the other thread are ambiguous and also in a foreign language.

This stuff is hashed over in every photo course ever and comes up with the same answer.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-08-2013
Replies: 42
Views: 3,832
Posted By MartinP
Analogue clothes . . . well, they are usually...

Analogue clothes . . . well, they are usually either on or off . . . sounds digital to me?
;)
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 04-08-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,523
Posted By MartinP
I'd suggest looking at the Courierware site. ...

I'd suggest looking at the Courierware site. They are the makers of the BBB bags and they also have a 'build-your-own' option where you can choose size, features (like zips and pockets) and padding....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-05-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,167
Posted By MartinP
I vaguely recall (as I wasn't ever going to use...

I vaguely recall (as I wasn't ever going to use it) that the Portra black and white film was an alternate packaging for the Kodak BW400. Or maybe it is/was supposed to be the 'professional' version?...
Forum: Travel 04-05-2013
Replies: 242
Views: 20,113
Posted By MartinP
Aha, a lot of interesting stuff there. I'll be...

Aha, a lot of interesting stuff there. I'll be exploring those links over the weekend Pavel!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-05-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,167
Posted By MartinP
Ooo, an antique! ;) I used to use a 4313...

Ooo, an antique! ;) I used to use a 4313 multi-reel tank and changed over because the 15 series use the same sized reels with easier filling/emptying. Your tank is also multi-reel too I think? --...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-05-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,167
Posted By MartinP
This is indeed the volume it says on the tank. I...

This is indeed the volume it says on the tank. I have, probably, the same tank (Jobo 1510) in front of me now - it lists 140ml for rotation or 250ml for inversion and that should be just enough to...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-05-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,167
Posted By MartinP
Just to check . . . did the film look like this...

Just to check . . . did the film look like this all the way along? If so, then it really was most likely as everyone has said, the film slipped too high or the chemicals filled too low.

Lots of...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-05-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,167
Posted By MartinP
I've no idea of the tanks available in North...

I've no idea of the tanks available in North America, but in Europe many people use plastic Paterson or Jobo tanks. The Paterson uses 290ml for one roll of 135, though the arithmetic is easier when...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 04-05-2013
Replies: 39
Views: 5,421
Posted By MartinP
Better to spend the money on something like this...

Better to spend the money on something like this (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Hama-Lightbox-LP554-24-5cm-15cm/dp/B00006J6AZ/ref=pd_sim_sbs_ph_10) and make a phone-bracket out of a bit of foamcore. ...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-05-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,167
Posted By MartinP
Clearly, the film was not completely in the...

Clearly, the film was not completely in the chemicals during processing.

Possible reasons...

a) The amount of developer was not correct for the size of tank -- check this with an empty reel and...
Forum: Travel 04-05-2013
Replies: 242
Views: 20,113
Posted By MartinP
I'm looking at the Sudek site now Lawrence, it...

I'm looking at the Sudek site now Lawrence, it does appear interesting . . .

In another thread, it was mentioned by Roger Hicks that the Technical Museum has a significant photographic collection,...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-04-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 4,217
Posted By MartinP
I am using an MR9 adapter in another device...

I am using an MR9 adapter in another device (Rollei 35S) which originally used a mercury cell and it seems ok without recalibration. Note that the adapter will be a little deeper than the original...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 04-03-2013
Replies: 199
Views: 41,158
Posted By MartinP
Can this be 3D printed instead of...

Can this be 3D printed instead of injection-moulded? You could save a lot of cost , at the price of a couple of hundred grams perhaps. The helical could also be printed or printed-and-finished, but...
Forum: Travel 04-03-2013
Replies: 242
Views: 20,113
Posted By MartinP
Hallo Pavel, thank you for that kind offer. We...

Hallo Pavel, thank you for that kind offer. We will gradually firm up some sort of itinerary and ask some tricky questions. At the moment, with the weather locally, I'm just wondering about the...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 04-03-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 3,157
Posted By MartinP
What kind of computer monitor do you use for...

What kind of computer monitor do you use for image editing and viewing?

I use a rectangular one, though admittedly I did set the contrast and brightness with a test PDF. This is adequate only...
Forum: Travel 03-25-2013
Replies: 242
Views: 20,113
Posted By MartinP
Exactly! And we should get the whole group up on...

Exactly! And we should get the whole group up on the hills, west of the river, for the Sunday-morning sunrise photo-opportunity.

Or perhaps not the sunrise option . . . ;)
Forum: Travel 03-25-2013
Replies: 242
Views: 20,113
Posted By MartinP
Last year, in Istanbul, we tipped up at the cafe...

Last year, in Istanbul, we tipped up at the cafe from about ten in the morning on Saturday. Assuming we meet up somewhere vaguely central then would that sort of time be ok again? It gives an hour...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-25-2013
Replies: 38
Views: 6,046
Posted By MartinP
As an 'aside' from your question, can I just...

As an 'aside' from your question, can I just agree with the not-totally-rangefinders assessment. When I received the postcards during the recent postcard exchange I was shocked to find how few were...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-25-2013
Replies: 62
Views: 5,120
Posted By MartinP
"The customer is always right". Don't forget to...

"The customer is always right".

Don't forget to bill the shoot and the post-processing time separately ;)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-25-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 920
Posted By MartinP
Theoretically, C41 is C41 is C41. A standard...

Theoretically, C41 is C41 is C41. A standard process. How any particular machine is setup, or how it is maintained for possible failure of a thermostat or something, could be different.

For...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-24-2013
Replies: 92
Views: 9,869
Posted By MartinP
I read the same pdf extract and it looked to me...

I read the same pdf extract and it looked to me as though there most definitely is measurable fog from one single pass through the machine on upwards. Read the figures in the column "Average Dmin...
Forum: Travel 03-24-2013
Replies: 242
Views: 20,113
Posted By MartinP
It looks almost as though visiting U Fleků might...

It looks almost as though visiting U Fleků might not help people getting up for sunrise photographs . . .
;)

And very convenient about the one-day and three-day tickets...
Forum: Travel 03-24-2013
Replies: 242
Views: 20,113
Posted By MartinP
Useful to know Stan, thank you! Perhaps you...

Useful to know Stan, thank you!

Perhaps you can also let us know if there is some sort of multi-trip ticket or weekend-ticket for the metro, or do we all need to have lots of change for buying a...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-22-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 963
Posted By MartinP
Isn't this film between five and ten years old? ...

Isn't this film between five and ten years old? For an E6 emulsion that means it is years out of date, so expect the unexpected in terms of colour changes and so on. It may be wiser to keep it for...
Forum: Travel 03-22-2013
Replies: 242
Views: 20,113
Posted By MartinP
There will be most likely hundreds of thousands...

There will be most likely hundreds of thousands of non-rangefinder-wielding visitors to Prague on that weekend! ;)
Forum: Travel 03-22-2013
Replies: 242
Views: 20,113
Posted By MartinP
There is one addition to the location-map (linked...

There is one addition to the location-map (linked within post 54, above). On the wooded heights overlooking the river, to the West of the old centre, is an observation tower which would be very much...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 03-22-2013
Replies: 316
Views: 24,129
Posted By MartinP
This is news to me, though if Alice is really...

This is news to me, though if Alice is really keen I suppose she could stay on my apartment balcony (a bit cold at the moment).

The "other" participant in the Netherlands was CorK, as seen on the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-19-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 694
Posted By MartinP
It's a good idea to bear in mind consistency...

It's a good idea to bear in mind consistency across time and rooms too. There might be a super deal on a few trendy frames somewhere, but then that style disappears forever and you can't finish a...
Forum: Travel 03-19-2013
Replies: 242
Views: 20,113
Posted By MartinP
Ohhhh, that's only a centimetre! I suppose the...

Ohhhh, that's only a centimetre! I suppose the height-surgery idea was too late? ;)

I have been thinking to travel overnight on Wednesday/Thursday, and to return overnight Tuesday/Wednesday using...
Forum: Travel 03-19-2013
Replies: 242
Views: 20,113
Posted By MartinP
That is the peril of coming by train - no...

That is the peril of coming by train - no weight check on the baggage! One shoulder bag and a suitcase-with-wheels should be enough per person?

I am also assuming the areas near the centre and by...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-19-2013
Replies: 9,203
Views: 913,954
Posted By MartinP
More picture-frames, more mattes (already cut to...

More picture-frames, more mattes (already cut to size) and six metres of 'invisible' picture-rail system with associated hanging fixtures and so on. The living-room is getting a makeover.
Forum: Travel 03-18-2013
Replies: 242
Views: 20,113
Posted By MartinP
So, I made a Google map...

So, I made a Google map (https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid=216081808533329748618.0004d831a69781b08c29f&msa=0&ll=50.089585,14.416809&spn=0.040585,0.074244) eventually. If I chose the right...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-15-2013
Replies: 45
Views: 3,923
Posted By MartinP
I simply do the loading as recommended by Leica...

I simply do the loading as recommended by Leica et al. The thread comes up every six months so here is my previous answer . . . ;)

"Trimming the leader helps avoid getting the edge caught in the ...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-14-2013
Replies: 48
Views: 3,160
Posted By MartinP
Probably the third option is the wisest, however...

Probably the third option is the wisest, however don't overlook the Ricoh GXR and the M-module ;)
Forum: Travel 03-13-2013
Replies: 242
Views: 20,113
Posted By MartinP
I also hope not. With any luck the female RFF...

I also hope not. With any luck the female RFF visitors to Prague have become inured to males 'humour' over the years.

I initially used the wrong address when trying to contact Foma, so that will be...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-12-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 3,141
Posted By MartinP
And for those curious about using this in an M3,...

And for those curious about using this in an M3, the spool has to come out a few millimetres in order to reset the frame-counter (including with the official Quickload kit), so having this as a...
Forum: Travel 03-12-2013
Replies: 52
Views: 5,743
Posted By MartinP
Inter-continental boat trips can be so expensive...

Inter-continental boat trips can be so expensive too . . . ;)
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 03-09-2013
Replies: 316
Views: 24,129
Posted By MartinP
This morning I found a card in my letterbox which...

This morning I found a card in my letterbox which had apparently been posted twice?! Franked stamps on both the card and on the envelope it was enclosed in. Maybe the post service sent the card to...
Forum: Travel 03-07-2013
Replies: 242
Views: 20,113
Posted By MartinP
Kenny, of course he is! He might want to bring a...

Kenny, of course he is! He might want to bring a camera of some sort though, as Prague is quite photogenic. It's not like the secret handshake and the retinal-scan systems will allow him in to the...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-06-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,405
Posted By MartinP
What PKR said - they are the most counterfeited...

What PKR said - they are the most counterfeited brand, according to their own report about three years ago (which I naturally can't find a link to now, drat). Somewhere on their website is a page...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-06-2013
Replies: 61
Views: 20,197
Posted By MartinP
Apart from the looks of that bag, it is rather...

Apart from the looks of that bag, it is rather overpadded isn't it? Then if you run with it, the bag will distort diagonally and the contents will fall out of the open sides of the bag, plus it can...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-04-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,381
Posted By MartinP
I have been using some of the original FujiFilm...

I have been using some of the original FujiFilm film boxes for a few years and they really do make organising stuff easier in a small bag. Easy to get out, open, close and replace. The only...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 03-02-2013
Replies: 316
Views: 24,129
Posted By MartinP
I'm glad my postcards eventually seem to be...

I'm glad my postcards eventually seem to be arriving in places (at Seakayaker1 for example), but the surfing one you mentioned isn't from me!

I have received twenty-nine, with the last one of those...
Forum: Travel 03-02-2013
Replies: 242
Views: 20,113
Posted By MartinP
Hmm, another week disappeared. I'll post some...

Hmm, another week disappeared. I'll post some interesting and tempting information shortly . . . errrm, probably (it's busy :( )
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-02-2013
Replies: 9,203
Views: 913,954
Posted By MartinP
Five litres of Ilford Multigrade developer, five...

Five litres of Ilford Multigrade developer, five litres of Ilford Rapid Fixer, two boxes of 20x16" Ilford paper, two boxes of 9 1/2x12 1/2" paper (one each, Ilford and Foma), one litre of Ilford...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-02-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 1,532
Posted By MartinP
Those damn dry-plates spoiled real photography, ...

Those damn dry-plates spoiled real photography, I'm telling you . . .
;)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-28-2013
Replies: 39
Views: 5,777
Posted By MartinP
Ummmm . . . a post-death (posthumous) book of...

Ummmm . . . a post-death (posthumous) book of contact sheets . . .
;)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-26-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 1,211
Posted By MartinP
I wouldn't want one of these unless someone can...

I wouldn't want one of these unless someone can tell me how it "brasses up" in use??

After all, one would hate to be left with a silly looking camera . . .
Forum: RFF Polls 02-24-2013
Replies: 55
Views: 4,534
Posted By MartinP
I have no interest in collecting cardboard boxes,...

I have no interest in collecting cardboard boxes, however - having seen here that most people do - I might now start to keep any packaging I receive in case I ever have to sell something. Selling...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 02-23-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 859
Posted By MartinP
Would it be possible to use the shell of a dead...

Would it be possible to use the shell of a dead battery to make an adapter, linked by heavy wire to a fresh and warm battery in an inside pocket? For my SLR system there used to be a chunky lead...
Forum: Travel 02-23-2013
Replies: 242
Views: 20,113
Posted By MartinP
I'll post up some discussion points tomorrow over...

I'll post up some discussion points tomorrow over finding possible accommodation, things to see and do. and so on.

People who have visited the city before, and those who live there, what are the top...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 02-23-2013
Replies: 316
Views: 24,129
Posted By MartinP
After delays and a mistake mine went in to the...

After delays and a mistake mine went in to the post today. I wasn't expecting to send any to Antarctica, but none going to Africa, Asia or South America actually surprised me a little. Most are for...
Forum: Olympus RF 02-23-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 3,419
Posted By MartinP
TKH, that price for Tri-X is ridiculous! Try...

TKH, that price for Tri-X is ridiculous! Try macodirect.de, it is about half the price, even with postage.

The suggestion to use Ilford XP2 Super (also from Maco) is a better idea, as the...
Forum: Olympus RF 02-22-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 3,419
Posted By MartinP
Buy film? Nooooooooo, you must make it...

Buy film? Nooooooooo, you must make it yourself! ;)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-22-2013
Replies: 40
Views: 24,301
Posted By MartinP
Unless you are looking for a grunge effect...

Unless you are looking for a grunge effect specifically, may I suggest Ilford's fastest recommendation of Microphen or DDX at ISO800, 10min in Microphen stock or 13min in DDX 1+4. The other Ilford...
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