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Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-06-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,062
Posted By Merlijn53
It’s not grain what you see, it’s what the...

It’s not grain what you see, it’s what the scanner makes of it. If you want to see grain in a scan, you have to use a good scanner, which are not made anymore, like Nikon, Minolta or Imacon. I...
Forum: Travel 10-06-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,415
Posted By Merlijn53
I traveled there more than 40 years ago. A...

I traveled there more than 40 years ago. A differt time. Religion wasn’t lifethreatening in those days. Wouldn’t go there now, I...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 09-04-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 869
Posted By Merlijn53
I have a IIa and a IIIa, both from my year of...

I have a IIa and a IIIa, both from my year of birth, 1953 and like them very much. Some time ago I tried a Kiev (II copy) and I got rid of it after shooting 1 film with it. Terrible!
If you want a...
Forum: Travel 08-05-2018
Replies: 209
Views: 8,563
Posted By Merlijn53
When in Glasgow, have a look at Necropolis, a...

When in Glasgow, have a look at Necropolis, a graveyard on a hill, full of atmosphere and the Kelvingrove Art Gallery.
Regards,
Frank
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 05-19-2018
Replies: 1
Views: 747
Posted By Merlijn53
Minolta cle? It is basically the same camera,...

Minolta cle?
It is basically the same camera, with a 28mm finder.
Imho the best camera that Leitz never made.
Regards,
Frank
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-03-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 2,411
Posted By Merlijn53
I’m interested in knowing how this works out on...

I’m interested in knowing how this works out on an Imacon.
Let us know.
Regards,
Frank
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-17-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 1,348
Posted By Merlijn53
If you google rolleimat universal manual, you...

If you google rolleimat universal manual, you will find some. Prepare to pay more than you paid for the enlarger :-)
On the other hand, if it’s complete, it should not be too difficult to start...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-14-2018
Replies: 30
Views: 1,756
Posted By Merlijn53
There are many good lenses, but there are 3 that...

There are many good lenses, but there are 3 that gave me special feeling over the years:
The original 1950’s Voigtlander Ultron 2.0 50mm
The Rokkor 2.0 40mm for Minolta cle (and leica m of...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-06-2018
Replies: 91
Views: 4,246
Posted By Merlijn53
I have owned almost any rangefinder you can think...

I have owned almost any rangefinder you can think of and imho the cle is the best camera that Leica never made.
Pictures with the 40mm Rokkor give you the idea there is nothing left to wish...
Forum: Photo Software 11-03-2017
Replies: 69
Views: 5,811
Posted By Merlijn53
+1 Frank

+1

Frank
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 06-30-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 905
Posted By Merlijn53
I had a complete set a few years ago, 3 lenses,...

I had a complete set a few years ago, 3 lenses, including the 58 and some backs.
Everything you hear about it is true. Heavy, indestructable. It's great if you like fully manual, lenses are...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-24-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 616
Posted By Merlijn53
The best advice is to start a complaint through...

The best advice is to start a complaint through ebay/paypal?
Regards,
Frank
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-05-2017
Replies: 41
Views: 2,244
Posted By Merlijn53
I ike the Foma papers very much imo it is just as...

I ike the Foma papers very much imo it is just as good as Ilford. As you are in the EU, you can buy it very cheap directly from their webshop. Just buy a lot, because shipping costs...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-06-2017
Replies: 323
Views: 25,830
Posted By Merlijn53
Digital in general. I did my best, but it never...

Digital in general. I did my best, but it never convinced me.
Happy back to analog for a year now and not planning to look back.
Regards,
Frank
Forum: Olympus RF 04-24-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 1,492
Posted By Merlijn53
Hi, If you cannot get it to work, I might have a...

Hi,
If you cannot get it to work, I might have a working one lying around and can send it to you.
Have to check tonight.
Regards,
Frank
Forum: Optics Theory - 04-17-2017
Replies: 79
Views: 8,128
Posted By Merlijn53
The Novoflex 400 and 600mm lenses have 3...

The Novoflex 400 and 600mm lenses have 3 lenses.
Regards,
Frank
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-12-2017
Replies: 363
Views: 24,876
Posted By Merlijn53
Rolleiflex 3.5F Olympus OM Hasselblad 501 Minolta...

Rolleiflex 3.5F
Olympus OM
Hasselblad 501
Minolta cle
Brooks Plaubel Veriwide 100

Regards,
Frank
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-01-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1,256
Posted By Merlijn53
The Rollei close up lenses consist of 2 parts,...

The Rollei close up lenses consist of 2 parts, one for viewing, one for the taking lens. Beside that you can use the one on the viewing lens to put a protecting filter on it, which can be usefull in...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-24-2017
Replies: 72
Views: 2,864
Posted By Merlijn53
I do not "hate" any format, but I would never buy...

I do not "hate" any format, but I would never buy a 6x7 again.
The negatives do no fit in a normal negative pages. Only 8 negatives on one page, but there are 10 negatives. :-)
Regards,
Frank
Forum: RFF News 03-08-2017
Replies: 59
Views: 9,406
Posted By Merlijn53
It's the phenomenon, that Dunning and Kruger got...

It's the phenomenon, that Dunning and Kruger got the Nobel prize for.
It happens all over the place :-)
Regards,
Frank
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 01-21-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 2,405
Posted By Merlijn53
Are you in The Netherlands? I'm living in...

Are you in The Netherlands?
I'm living in Dordrecht and often when I use my Apple ID, I get the same message. I guess they have a problem finding your exact location and always use Amsterdam when...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-19-2017
Replies: 40
Views: 2,123
Posted By Merlijn53
First, teach your dog some manners :-) It's worth...

First, teach your dog some manners :-) It's worth the effort.
Regards,
Frank
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-18-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 2,336
Posted By Merlijn53
I have that scanner now for some time and tried...

I have that scanner now for some time and tried everything to use it with a modern mac. Apple left scsi a long time ago and that just does not work. Cost me a lot of money. I ended up with an Imac G5...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-03-2017
Replies: 439
Views: 34,648
Posted By Merlijn53
https://instagram.com/p/BOysWuVgODf/ Regards, Fra...

https://instagram.com/p/BOysWuVgODf/

Regards,
Frank
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-01-2016
Replies: 12
Views: 1,542
Posted By Merlijn53
I had the same (well not exactly the same, my...

I had the same (well not exactly the same, my film was still useable) with Amaloco am74, which was only a little bit darker than it should be.
Other developers like Rodinal may be 5 years old and...
Forum: Travel 10-23-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 2,159
Posted By Merlijn53
For photo exibitions, check out Foam and Huis...

For photo exibitions, check out Foam and Huis Marseille in Amsterdam, Fotomuseum in Rotterdam and GEM (next to Gemeentemuseum) in The Hague.
It's a small country, so distances to the other cities are...
Forum: Film vs Digital 10-13-2016
Replies: 73
Views: 6,722
Posted By Merlijn53
About a year ago I decided to sell all digital...

About a year ago I decided to sell all digital stuff, got a Hasselblad 500 cm set and went back to the darkroom after 15 years. I bought a Lumix lx100 just to be sure. I keep it in my bag as a...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-19-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 1,095
Posted By Merlijn53
They don't know what film is anymore, so don't...

They don't know what film is anymore, so don't expect them to handcheck it.
It's not neccessary anyway. No problems as long as it is in your handluggage.
As said before, do not try over iso 400. That...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-17-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 862
Posted By Merlijn53
Yes, they are expensive, but every part has been...

Yes, they are expensive, but every part has been thought of and is the best there is and after some 15 years mine is still working and making better scans than cheaper scanners that are sold...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-17-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 862
Posted By Merlijn53
Talking about the holders, be aware, that you...

Talking about the holders, be aware, that you enter the holder you are using correctly in the software. I once used the standard 35mm holder (1 verical or 1 horizontal negative) after I used the one...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-17-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 862
Posted By Merlijn53
If this scanner works the same as my Flextight...

If this scanner works the same as my Flextight Precission II, you could try taking out the lamps and clean them, also the "socks" around the lamps.
I had what looks like the same problem and it was...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 09-15-2016
Replies: 22
Views: 5,787
Posted By Merlijn53
I don't remember saying that ALL information that...

I don't remember saying that ALL information that statistics use is rigged.
Did I?
I did say that information you find on the internet is unreliable, because you do not know whether it is true or...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 09-15-2016
Replies: 22
Views: 5,787
Posted By Merlijn53
Do you still believe in user reviews? This is the...

Do you still believe in user reviews? This is the internet. Anybody can write anything he or somebody else wants.
Beside that, someone who spends the extra money on a Leica, will always feel he/she...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 09-13-2016
Replies: 22
Views: 5,787
Posted By Merlijn53
Nobody can help you with that one. It's the same...

Nobody can help you with that one.
It's the same camera and the only difference is the name on it, but the fact that you even consider paying 60% extra, shows me, that deep in your heart you want the...
Forum: Photo Software 09-10-2016
Replies: 12
Views: 1,664
Posted By Merlijn53
Maybe you can do the same in Lightroom. I...

Maybe you can do the same in Lightroom. I can't.
I use Silver Efex all the time for my Imacon scans, never use the grain simulator, the presets are a good starting point and the control points are...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-28-2016
Replies: 3,767
Views: 721,126
Posted By Merlijn53
That's ok with me, but just remember, it' s not...

That's ok with me, but just remember, it' s not possible to "exit" this time :)
Regards,
Frank
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-23-2016
Replies: 505
Views: 32,943
Posted By Merlijn53
The problem is, as with most democratic actions,...

The problem is, as with most democratic actions, that most voters don't have a clue what it's all about and what the consequenses are. So, whatever they vote, it will seldom be the best decision....
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-19-2016
Replies: 505
Views: 32,943
Posted By Merlijn53
Would be a good moment for us to buy some stuff...

Would be a good moment for us to buy some stuff from the UK.
Frank
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-17-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 2,155
Posted By Merlijn53
Flatbed scanner? I'm sure that's the...

Flatbed scanner?
I'm sure that's the "problem"
Just don't go pixel peeping with a flatbed scanner.
Frank
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-17-2016
Replies: 3,767
Views: 721,126
Posted By Merlijn53
Maybe we can start a club of '74. There must be...

Maybe we can start a club of '74.
There must be more of us :-)
"The mature OM users"
Frank
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-16-2016
Replies: 3,767
Views: 721,126
Posted By Merlijn53
"I've also been an OM user since '74!" My...

"I've also been an OM user since '74!"
My original OM-1 had a few cla's over the years and lookes like a 42 year old camera, but is still going strong.
Suppose you don't want to swap lenses for a few...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-15-2016
Replies: 3,767
Views: 721,126
Posted By Merlijn53
I'm an OM User since 1974 and have quite a few...

I'm an OM User since 1974 and have quite a few camera's and lenses. The only non zuiko I have is a Tokina 3.5 17mm, which I have been using for the last 25 years and I think it's a very decent lens....
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-11-2016
Replies: 106
Views: 21,869
Posted By Merlijn53
Difference? There is no Leica look. It's all in...

Difference?
There is no Leica look. It's all in the head of the Leica owner. Emotion.
Frank
Forum: Digital Compacts 06-07-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 1,780
Posted By Merlijn53
Sorry, you can't be helped. Too chaotic. :-) Wish...

Sorry, you can't be helped. Too chaotic.
:-)
Wish you all the best.
Frank
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-05-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 3,032
Posted By Merlijn53
Well, that's a funny question. We tell you all we...

Well, that's a funny question.
We tell you all we know about these films and then you know what to choose?
Rtfm and try them. Then you will know.
Regards,
Frank
Forum: Photo Software 06-03-2016
Replies: 12
Views: 2,139
Posted By Merlijn53
Airdrop? Frank

Airdrop?

Frank
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-31-2016
Replies: 16
Views: 2,363
Posted By Merlijn53
I'm 63 now and have been photograping for almost...

I'm 63 now and have been photograping for almost 50 years.
When I moved house about 15 years ago, I did not rebuild my darkroom and started scanning (epson, minolta 5400, Imacon). Digital? I did my...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-05-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 1,427
Posted By Merlijn53
As far as I know, the om-3 is the same camera and...

As far as I know, the om-3 is the same camera and why buy such an overpriced camera, when you can buy an om-3 for much less. Mine was €500 in mint condition.
Frank
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 03-10-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 1,415
Posted By Merlijn53
+1 for the Heiland system. Using it for a few...

+1 for the Heiland system.
Using it for a few months now and it is perfect.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 02-27-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 2,236
Posted By Merlijn53
This looks look like mechanical damage, not...

This looks look like mechanical damage, not chemical. Imho you caused it while forcing the films on the spool. Did you practise in daylight before starting for real?
Frank
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-21-2016
Replies: 49
Views: 5,899
Posted By Merlijn53
HP5+? It's Cheaper and results will be the same....

HP5+?
It's Cheaper and results will be the same.
Frank
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-29-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 3,340
Posted By Merlijn53
I always update as soon as available and...

I always update as soon as available and sometimes I ask myself Why? afterwards.
The only issue I found this time, is that you have to update the Epson software as well.
If you don't you may have an...
Forum: Optics Theory - 01-29-2016
Replies: 95
Views: 50,705
Posted By Merlijn53
I was reading this thread from the beginning,...

I was reading this thread from the beginning, well, the first and the last page to be honest, and was asking myself what's the use of all this nonsense, what are we trying to prove?
Then I read this...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-20-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 2,194
Posted By Merlijn53
Yes, I think it's a bit odd to do that. The only...

Yes, I think it's a bit odd to do that. The only reason I can think of is when you use digital only for making a digital archive of your negatives and get some pictures online. If you do it for...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-17-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 2,004
Posted By Merlijn53
A few months ago I got hold of some 20 year old...

A few months ago I got hold of some 20 year old Ektachrome 64, supposed to be kept in the fridge. I exposed one film and had it developed. It came out almost transparent.
If they were mine, I would...
Forum: Other RF 01-09-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 1,401
Posted By Merlijn53
Problem solved. There appeared to be an almost...

Problem solved. There appeared to be an almost invisible dent in the filter ring.
The viewfinder needed to be cleaned and the shutter was sticky, so I sent it away for a full cla and they solved this...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-01-2016
Replies: 12
Views: 1,831
Posted By Merlijn53
There is a firm in Germany that services these...

There is a firm in Germany that services these scanners. Forgot the name, but someone here or google will know.
Frank
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-27-2015
Replies: 52
Views: 6,496
Posted By Merlijn53
I wonder if parts will ever be the problem. 3d...

I wonder if parts will ever be the problem. 3d printing? Almost anything can be made or ordered.
Frank
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-14-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 3,494
Posted By Merlijn53
Slr/dslr is a thing from the past. A whole...

Slr/dslr is a thing from the past. A whole generation is growing up with evf and does not recognize the differences. Evf belongs to digital, like a mirror or rangefinder belonged to film. Mirrorless...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-06-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 2,541
Posted By Merlijn53
Nice! I'm not that organised. In a crowded spare...

Nice!
I'm not that organised. In a crowded spare room I put the gear where there is free space. There is a cupboard with 3 shelfs with camera's, lenses, filters etc. In front of the cupboard is a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-02-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 3,074
Posted By Merlijn53
6x7? Koni Omega Larger, wider? Brooks Plaubel...

6x7?
Koni Omega
Larger, wider?
Brooks Plaubel Veriwide 100
Both fully mechanical and built to last forever.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-30-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 843
Posted By Merlijn53
At the time of the original exposition in his...

At the time of the original exposition in his hometown The Hague there were quite a few interviews in local newspapers and on Dutch tv. He is spending more time making movies and I did not hear him...
Forum: Other RF 11-29-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 1,401
Posted By Merlijn53
This german site gives quite a lot of information...

This german site gives quite a lot of information on this camera: http://www.udo-afalter.de/voigtlaender/vitomatic/vitomaticiiaultron/index.php
Think I look out for one of the original filters.
Frank
Forum: Other RF 11-29-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 1,401
Posted By Merlijn53
Voigtlander Vitomatic IIa filter size

Hi,
I have a Vitomatic IIa with Ultron lens.
According to the information I found, the filter size is 40,5mm.
I do have some filters of that size lying around, but none of them seems to fit. The...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-25-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 3,087
Posted By Merlijn53
I know it's not what you asked for, but have you...

I know it's not what you asked for, but have you thought about having your films developped locally?
As you're not flying much, you don't have the x-ray problem and my expirience is that films easily...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-20-2015
Replies: 107
Views: 11,343
Posted By Merlijn53
Baffled? There are reasons to scan everything. I...

Baffled?
There are reasons to scan everything.
I scan everything on a low resolution (1200 dpi) on my Epson flatbed. I have a digital archive of all my negatives, made in 50 years. This makes it easy...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 10-30-2015
Replies: 85
Views: 8,929
Posted By Merlijn53
Afaik, there is no scsi 800. I suppose you mean...

Afaik, there is no scsi 800. I suppose you mean firewire 800.
The 848 has scsi and firewire, so that's no problem with a new computer/system.
Frank
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 10-30-2015
Replies: 85
Views: 8,929
Posted By Merlijn53
Well, as you remark, scsi can be problematic. I...

Well, as you remark, scsi can be problematic. I suppose that, combined with hardware that is not meant to be used with scsi, gives problems.
It all works better on a G4.
Frank
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 10-30-2015
Replies: 85
Views: 8,929
Posted By Merlijn53
I wanted my scsi Imacon scanner working on my...

I wanted my scsi Imacon scanner working on my 2010 macpro and tried eveything including this atto card. It cost me a lot of money and effort to find out that the best thing is to get an old g4 and it...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 10-30-2015
Replies: 85
Views: 8,929
Posted By Merlijn53
Scsi on an intel macpro? Have you tried it? Frank

Scsi on an intel macpro?
Have you tried it?
Frank
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 10-29-2015
Replies: 94
Views: 6,746
Posted By Merlijn53
"Don't take the question too serious because we...

"Don't take the question too serious because we all know we can't go back in time. It just a what if and yes we'd probably make other mistakes. Really though I wasn't even thinking about mistakes. I...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 10-29-2015
Replies: 94
Views: 6,746
Posted By Merlijn53
This is a ridiculous, even dangerous question. As...

This is a ridiculous, even dangerous question.
As soon as you start changing things afterwards, a lot of things will change with it and your life will never be the same. Just be happy living your...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-19-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 1,938
Posted By Merlijn53
All Anton Corbijn movies. Frank

All Anton Corbijn movies.
Frank
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-04-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 4,294
Posted By Merlijn53
Well, I don't know about the reflecta for sure,...

Well, I don't know about the reflecta for sure, but I do know, that the reason why the older nikon and minolta scanners are so populair is the quality of the optics and the fact that they focus on...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-04-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 4,294
Posted By Merlijn53
Maybe you mean the cheaper models, but the 5400...

Maybe you mean the cheaper models, but the 5400 was around 800 when sold new.
Frank
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-04-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 4,294
Posted By Merlijn53
A minolta 5400 goes on ebay under €600. I got...

A minolta 5400 goes on ebay under €600. I got mine under €400 a year ago.
Frank
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-24-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 2,759
Posted By Merlijn53
If your goal is a good working camera, I would...

If your goal is a good working camera, I would not even think about trying this myself. Send it to Wilco Jansen if you want fast service and a perfect camera or to Will van Manen if you want the same...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-14-2015
Replies: 336
Views: 83,755
Posted By Merlijn53
What surprises me in this discussion, is that...

What surprises me in this discussion, is that quite a lot of people seem to think you can have a good quality filmscanner for around $1000. Let's be realistic! For $1000 you can have an Epson. A...
Forum: Travel 08-23-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 2,037
Posted By Merlijn53
That's why we choose to go there late September....

That's why we choose to go there late September. Hope it' s just a bit less crowded then.
Frank
Forum: Travel 08-23-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 2,037
Posted By Merlijn53
Reminds me of something I experienced long ago in...

Reminds me of something I experienced long ago in Afghanistan. It took me almost a day in an afghan bus to get to Bamyan. Stood on the head of the huge buddha's that still existed then. Then it took...
Forum: Travel 08-23-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 2,037
Posted By Merlijn53
I'm planning to do the "golden circle" , a tour...

I'm planning to do the "golden circle" , a tour along the southcoast and a walk outside Reykjavik, on which we still have to decide.
Frank
Forum: Travel 08-22-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 2,037
Posted By Merlijn53
I have a Lumix LX100 as backup, so colour is no...

I have a Lumix LX100 as backup, so colour is no problem.
Frank
Forum: Travel 08-22-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 2,037
Posted By Merlijn53
I know what you mean and travelling through the...

I know what you mean and travelling through the country on your own is certainly the best way to see it. Point is, we have a week for this trip, we both don't drive, so it's a compromise. We found...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-22-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 1,796
Posted By Merlijn53
Well, maybe this man will die some day and never...

Well, maybe this man will die some day and never have a chance to use that beautiful lens again.
If he does not have enough money to live on, the difference between this lens and those other, also...
Forum: Travel 08-22-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 2,037
Posted By Merlijn53
Thanks for the quick replies. The link is...

Thanks for the quick replies. The link is helpfull. As you both live more to the north than I do, you must know. FP4 and some HP5 it will be.
Frank
Forum: Travel 08-22-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 2,037
Posted By Merlijn53
Fading light in Iceland september?

Hi,
I'm planning a trip to Iceland in the second half of September. We stay in Reykjavik and make some excursions from there.
I'll keep it simple, a Rolleiflex F 3.5, a Veriwide 100, a light tripod...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-18-2015
Replies: 58
Views: 10,040
Posted By Merlijn53
Well,if the op is only trying to get...

Well,if the op is only trying to get conversations started, there is no reason to "defend" him:) .
Just let reactions come, offended or not. That's the intention.
Frank
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-18-2015
Replies: 58
Views: 10,040
Posted By Merlijn53
Could you define quality? Personally I have quite...

Could you define quality?
Personally I have quite a few reasons to choose film (35 and mf) over digital, but untill now quality is not one of them. All I know is that I have never been enthousiastic...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-14-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 1,095
Posted By Merlijn53
Normal exposure and stand development? Everything...

Normal exposure and stand development? Everything else is guessing.
Some time ago I found an Agfapan 100 film. Expiry date 10.1987. All I knew was that it had allways been on room temperature.
It...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-02-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 2,379
Posted By Merlijn53
It is normal. Film advance in the OM-1 (I bought...

It is normal. Film advance in the OM-1 (I bought mine new in 1974 and its still working fine after 41 years) is the smoothest there is. In the other om cameras it's just normal, like any other...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 08-01-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 4,113
Posted By Merlijn53
"Perhaps, I'm visually advanced. I could often...

"Perhaps, I'm visually advanced. I could often see differences in lenses even at 640x480 internet sized images. But only if those are not test crap-shots at f16 and tripod ."
Cheers, Ko.

Sure...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 08-01-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 4,113
Posted By Merlijn53
Well, don't know what you mean by "bad...

Well, don't know what you mean by "bad insinuations" but what I wrote is based on my own experience for the last 15 years. At the moment I'm using an Epson 700, a Minolta 5400 and an Imacon Flextight...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 08-01-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 4,113
Posted By Merlijn53
Do not use "good" and "not expensive" in the same...

Do not use "good" and "not expensive" in the same sentence when you talk about scanners. It can be "good enough" for your purpose, but never good. Try any Epson flatbed if it's only for viewing your...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 07-25-2015
Replies: 106
Views: 21,869
Posted By Merlijn53
Especially if you like film more than digital, it...

Especially if you like film more than digital, it certainly is a superb camera. It's a film camera with a sensor. Make some basic settings you like and than forget about the lcd. As for iq, the Leica...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-10-2015
Replies: 54
Views: 5,984
Posted By Merlijn53
Part of the problem seems to be the printing/the...

Part of the problem seems to be the printing/the way this site is showing the file.
Saw the group portrait in a local newspaper (also online) and it looked definitely a lot better. Better...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 06-21-2015
Replies: 78
Views: 8,222
Posted By Merlijn53
Rollei TLR, Hasselblad, any camera with a waist...

Rollei TLR, Hasselblad, any camera with a waist level finder.
Frank
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 06-11-2015
Replies: 99
Views: 10,511
Posted By Merlijn53
Digital: Panasonic LX100, the the most "analog"...

Digital: Panasonic LX100, the the most "analog" digital there is, and offers everithing you could ever wish for.
Analog: Olympus Trip?

Frank
Forum: Travel 05-24-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,732
Posted By Merlijn53
Don't take it too seriously. It was just the...

Don't take it too seriously. It was just the first thing that came up reading "street shooting in Amsterdam" :-)
Beside that, I think 10 liquidations in 2014 (+about the same untill now in 2015), is...
Forum: Travel 05-24-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,732
Posted By Merlijn53
The only thing I know, there has been a lot of...

The only thing I know, there has been a lot of shooting in the streets of Amsterdam lately, criminals are killing each other by the dozens, so watch out :)
Frank
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 05-22-2015
Replies: 74
Views: 6,318
Posted By Merlijn53
If you insist on only taking a digital p&s, I...

If you insist on only taking a digital p&s, I would take the Panasonic LX100.
It has eveything you could ever wish for and is the most "analog" digital camera there is.
Frank
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-11-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 2,930
Posted By Merlijn53
Something to be aware of: The sealing material...

Something to be aware of:
The sealing material used in the prism housing of the om-1 deteriorated after some time and if that happened, often the prism had to be replaced. My 1974 om-1 needed this...
Forum: Photo Software 04-22-2015
Replies: 76
Views: 12,356
Posted By Merlijn53
Just curious, what's wrong with the subscription...

Just curious, what's wrong with the subscription model?
It's cheap, always the latest version of LR and PS. I'm perfectly happy with it.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-09-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 2,110
Posted By Merlijn53
Stay with Hasselblad! I'm a Rollei tlr fan,...

Stay with Hasselblad!
I'm a Rollei tlr fan, bought a complete sl66se set some years back, as good as new. It was the backup camera of a pro photographer and only used in the studio now and then. It...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-10-2015
Replies: 85
Views: 9,600
Posted By Merlijn53
The Mamiya 330f is a good camera. The only thing...

The Mamiya 330f is a good camera. The only thing is, that when I look through my 40 years of mf negatievs, I can see which are made with the Mamiya's and which with the Rolleiflex F. Those are...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-14-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 1,147
Posted By Merlijn53
Showed on this size, this film and processing,...

Showed on this size, this film and processing, this scanner, all pictures could be made with any lens.
Frank
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 12-14-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 11,172
Posted By Merlijn53
Have a look at the Minolta scanners. The Elite...

Have a look at the Minolta scanners. The Elite 5400 can be had under €400 and you won't easily find anything better. The cheaper models around €100. The are even places where you can still have them...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-06-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 4,971
Posted By Merlijn53
Imho the Minolta cle was a much nicer camera to...

Imho the Minolta cle was a much nicer camera to use than the leica's I used (m4-p and m6 ttl). They also made excellent scanners. Still have an Elite 5400.
Frank
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 11-28-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 2,930
Posted By Merlijn53
The oldest system you can use with a mac, is the...

The oldest system you can use with a mac, is the system it originally came with, so no 10.4 on a new mac mini.
There are adapters from thunderbolt to firewire, so you can connect your scanners to a...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-22-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 1,508
Posted By Merlijn53
With vuescan you don't need t download any...

With vuescan you don't need t download any drivers I suppose.
Frank
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 11-05-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,926
Posted By Merlijn53
I don't think there is a "everyones favorite...

I don't think there is a "everyones favorite film" :-)

Try Nordfoto or Macodirect for film

Frank
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-30-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 8,247
Posted By Merlijn53
How do you compare the sharpness of a scan with...

How do you compare the sharpness of a scan with the sharpness of a digital photo? Those are two completely different media. If you mean the details you can see in both, I don't know. Just put them...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-30-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 8,247
Posted By Merlijn53
Unfortunately, with an Epson v750 or any other...

Unfortunately, with an Epson v750 or any other flatbed, you never get anything that is comparable with the best digital full frame bodies. You can count as many pixels as you want, but scans from...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 10-21-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 1,433
Posted By Merlijn53
http://www.ebay.de/itm/3-Tips-DSLR-Camera-Lens-Spa...

http://www.ebay.de/itm/3-Tips-DSLR-Camera-Lens-Spanner-Wrench-Repair-Open-10-100mm-Tool-Srews-DC313-/400680483248?pt=DE_Elektronik_Computer_Foto_Camcorder_Objektive_PM&hash=item5d4a6af9b0
Forum: DIYS Modifications 10-21-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 1,433
Posted By Merlijn53
Op ebay vind ik er eentje onder "spanner wrench...

Op ebay vind ik er eentje onder "spanner wrench screwdriver"
Frank
Forum: DIYS Modifications 10-21-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 1,433
Posted By Merlijn53
Ja, lastig. Ik kom uit bij "verstelbare...

Ja, lastig. Ik kom uit bij "verstelbare moersleutel", maar dan zit je al gauw bij de goeie ouwe Bahco en ik weet niet of dat de bedoeling is. Is het bedoeld om objectieven open te schroeven?
Ik heb...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-09-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,250
Posted By Merlijn53
Forget about using scsi on a macpro, or even a...

Forget about using scsi on a macpro, or even a G5, unless you use a scsi to firewire adapter, but even then....
The Belkin I have is not working properly. Ratoc seems to be better.
Just stick to the...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-25-2014
Replies: 49
Views: 26,614
Posted By Merlijn53
De mijne was gratis bij een computer van €40,...

De mijne was gratis bij een computer van €40, maar ze staan voor €30 of minder op ebay. Gewoon onder "adaptec 2906 mac" .Nieuw in verpakking. Misschien werkt het, misschien niet.

Frank
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-25-2014
Replies: 49
Views: 26,614
Posted By Merlijn53
Could it be a scsi problem? I had the same issue...

Could it be a scsi problem?
I had the same issue when I used a scsi to firewire adapter and it was over when Istarted using an Adaptec 2906 card in a G4. You get those cards almost free, so maybe it...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-24-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 2,171
Posted By Merlijn53
Yes, I recognize this. But mostly, just in time,...

Yes, I recognize this.
But mostly, just in time, I realize nobody is really interested in my opinion and I would only spoil other peoples fun. So just let it go.
Frank
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-12-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 7,163
Posted By Merlijn53
The Trip is great for what it is made for: a...

The Trip is great for what it is made for: a simple, cheap camera for taking "everyday pictures" it is built like a tank and even after so many years it is still working. $60 is way too much, you get...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 09-10-2014
Replies: 190
Views: 28,997
Posted By Merlijn53
I suppose I have to admit I was wrong thinking...

I suppose I have to admit I was wrong thinking this might be a hoax :-)
Frank
Forum: DIYS Modifications 09-08-2014
Replies: 190
Views: 28,997
Posted By Merlijn53
Let's not make it worse than it is. For me it's...

Let's not make it worse than it is. For me it's 60% chance it's a hoax, 40% it's not. I'm absolutely sure it is possible with a 3d printer. My doubt is about putting the 2 cameras together and making...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 09-08-2014
Replies: 190
Views: 28,997
Posted By Merlijn53
Yes, that is what the guy says.

Yes, that is what the guy says.
Forum: DIYS Modifications 09-08-2014
Replies: 190
Views: 28,997
Posted By Merlijn53
Is it? Just healthy distrust :-)

Is it? Just healthy distrust :-)
Forum: DIYS Modifications 09-08-2014
Replies: 190
Views: 28,997
Posted By Merlijn53
1. It's not easy to build a camera like that, it...

1. It's not easy to build a camera like that, it is easy to fool people on the internet.
2 I did not say what was easier
3.I don't care. I just said it is very easy to create a hoax on the internet...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 09-08-2014
Replies: 190
Views: 28,997
Posted By Merlijn53
People do this for fun. It's happening all the...

People do this for fun. It's happening all the time. Because it's easy. Just show people what they want to see.
But it's just my first reaction when I see something that looks too good to be true. If...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 09-07-2014
Replies: 190
Views: 28,997
Posted By Merlijn53
Is there anybody here who does not believe this...

Is there anybody here who does not believe this story?
We all like the idea and I would love to have one of my old OM's converted like this, but it is not going to work.
The Konica and the Sony are...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 09-06-2014
Replies: 190
Views: 28,997
Posted By Merlijn53
I and I think many with us, would also like to...

I and I think many with us, would also like to see those simple qualities in a digital camera.
But this guy does not really describe he coupled i.e. iso etc. of the Konica with the digital parts....
Forum: DIYS Modifications 09-06-2014
Replies: 190
Views: 28,997
Posted By Merlijn53
Just google "digital back for 35mm slr" andyou...

Just google "digital back for 35mm slr" andyou find many more projects like this.
Frank
Forum: DIYS Modifications 09-06-2014
Replies: 190
Views: 28,997
Posted By Merlijn53
A great story indeed and fun to do I think (if he...

A great story indeed and fun to do I think (if he really did this, because it's still the internet and people can show us anything they want us to believe :-))
In the nineties there was a project in...
Forum: Travel 08-17-2014
Replies: 35
Views: 3,288
Posted By Merlijn53
I did not say it was a stupid question. But a...

I did not say it was a stupid question. But a question that has been asked numerous times before, on which everybody has his own answer and every answer is correct for the person who is giving the...
Forum: Travel 08-17-2014
Replies: 35
Views: 3,288
Posted By Merlijn53
Same here. I did not want to offend anyone and...

Same here. I did not want to offend anyone and call it a stupid question, so I gave a stupid answer earlier.
Forum: Travel 08-16-2014
Replies: 35
Views: 3,288
Posted By Merlijn53
The Netherlands is so small, don't worry about...

The Netherlands is so small, don't worry about wide angle, you better take a macro lens :-)
Frank
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 08-12-2014
Replies: 46
Views: 9,072
Posted By Merlijn53
Minolta cle with 2.0 40mm Rokkor. Frank

Minolta cle with 2.0 40mm Rokkor.

Frank
Forum: Travel 08-11-2014
Replies: 97
Views: 6,482
Posted By Merlijn53
Well, to be honest, what I see, are snapshots of...

Well, to be honest, what I see, are snapshots of a family trip, a dear remembrance of a happy time and that's what it's supposed to be, I think.
But nothing to get exited about photograffically (is...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 08-07-2014
Replies: 95
Views: 17,397
Posted By Merlijn53
Sure, this is the internet, not the real world :-)

Sure, this is the internet, not the real world :-)
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 08-07-2014
Replies: 95
Views: 17,397
Posted By Merlijn53
True, every now and then I have to adjust the...

True, every now and then I have to adjust the height of the filmholder in my v700. At least with the Epson scanners it is possible to make those adjustments.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 08-06-2014
Replies: 95
Views: 17,397
Posted By Merlijn53
Well, you need a lot of words to justify your...

Well, you need a lot of words to justify your choice. If yours is focussed correctly most of the time, just enjoy it!
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 08-06-2014
Replies: 95
Views: 17,397
Posted By Merlijn53
That's quite a lot of if's. You must hope it is...

That's quite a lot of if's. You must hope it is focussed correctly, which may be different with the next film. The film may not be to curly and than there is still the questionable quality of the...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 08-06-2014
Replies: 95
Views: 17,397
Posted By Merlijn53
Wink I think it's a bit odd to compare a Coolscan with...

I think it's a bit odd to compare a Coolscan with an overpriced scanner with a nameless fix focus lens. You can only hope it's sharp sometimes.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-29-2014
Replies: 3,767
Views: 721,126
Posted By Merlijn53
No expierience with those guys and I don't think...

No expierience with those guys and I don't think you get a cla for that price, but I also have sent cameras to OM-doktor in Hamburg and he has always done a good job for a reaonable price (om-1n and...
Forum: Optics Theory - 07-24-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 2,668
Posted By Merlijn53
What I remember from testreports in the time this...

What I remember from testreports in the time this lens came out, is that 2.0 is not really 2.0, more like 2.3. But that still does not really explain your graph. Did you use auto exposure?
Frank
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 07-23-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 4,514
Posted By Merlijn53
It looks ok for the web, but don't compare it on...

It looks ok for the web, but don't compare it on maximum resolution with the results of a dedicated filmscanner.
Frank
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 07-23-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 4,514
Posted By Merlijn53
Well that does not have to be a problem. I got an...

Well that does not have to be a problem. I got an old Powermac with scsi card for my Flextight II for about €40 and it works flawless.

You could try the Plustek 120, but as far as I know it has no...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 07-23-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 4,514
Posted By Merlijn53
The OP is comparing the scans of the v700 with...

The OP is comparing the scans of the v700 with those from the Minolta 5400.
If you do that, whatever you try to optimize the scans from the v700 is absolutely useless. The Minolta is so much better....
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 07-21-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 4,514
Posted By Merlijn53
A scan from a flatbedscanner is never...

A scan from a flatbedscanner is never fantastic!
Put it next to a scan from a Nikon, Minolta or Imacon and you'll understand. I've done all the tricks with my V700 and the result is never better than...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 07-15-2014
Replies: 314
Views: 88,073
Posted By Merlijn53
Well, maybe it's just me, but photographing on...

Well, maybe it's just me, but photographing on film and than photograping this film with your digital camera looks a bit funny to me, unless it's for one of the reasons mentioned above.
I do...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 07-15-2014
Replies: 314
Views: 88,073
Posted By Merlijn53
Well, that makes sense. Maybe I was just thinking...

Well, that makes sense. Maybe I was just thinking a bit narrowminded. Since I have no darkroom at the moment, for me scanning is the only way. I use an Epson v700 for archiving my negatives, like...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 07-14-2014
Replies: 314
Views: 88,073
Posted By Merlijn53
What's the use of photographing on film if you...

What's the use of photographing on film if you take this route. Isn't it easier (better)? to use your digital camera to take the picture? Or do you also make "wet" prints?
Frank
Forum: Travel 07-05-2014
Replies: 115
Views: 13,686
Posted By Merlijn53
That's what I've been thinking all the time...

That's what I've been thinking all the time reading this thread :)

Everybody has his own answer on this kind of questions, just do what you feel is right and you can't go wrong.

(Btw, I live in...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 07-03-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 2,307
Posted By Merlijn53
I think the 3880 is still a great printer, so I...

I think the 3880 is still a great printer, so I suppose there is no need for replacement soon.
The point with this printer is, that due to the larger cartridges, it is cheaper than the Epson A3...
Forum: Other RF 07-02-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 2,771
Posted By Merlijn53
"This thread is about the 50/1.5, Frank. There...

"This thread is about the 50/1.5, Frank. There are many better 50mm around. The vintage Nokton is regarded well by many people (it seems), and I wondered if there applications in which it still is...
Forum: Other RF 07-02-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 2,771
Posted By Merlijn53
Talking about the original Prominent lenses, imho...

Talking about the original Prominent lenses, imho the 2.0 50mm Ultron is a much better lens.
Frank
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-29-2014
Replies: 137
Views: 11,884
Posted By Merlijn53
For me "less is more" does not have to mean 1...

For me "less is more" does not have to mean 1 camera 1 lens.
1 camera with 2 or 3 lenses and 1 film is just as good imho. In my expirience, you use 1 lens most of the time, 1 sometimes and the other...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-27-2014
Replies: 3,767
Views: 721,126
Posted By Merlijn53
There is another thread here about putting a om1...

There is another thread here about putting a om1 back to a om4. There seems to be a problem with the pressure plate if you do this. It doesn't work.

As far as I know, the film advance on the om1 is...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 06-16-2014
Replies: 84
Views: 10,297
Posted By Merlijn53
You are absolutely right (imho)! But i think...

You are absolutely right (imho)!

But i think over 50% of the posts here is about these differences, which is, I think,
ok, as long as we don't take it too seriously.
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 06-12-2014
Replies: 50
Views: 6,425
Posted By Merlijn53
I'm sorry, I come from an era when this was...

I'm sorry, I come from an era when this was common knowledge. My fault to think it still is :)
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 06-12-2014
Replies: 50
Views: 6,425
Posted By Merlijn53
Is this a serious question?

Is this a serious question?
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-20-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,217
Posted By Merlijn53
Is the price of film increasing? I think I pay...

Is the price of film increasing?
I think I pay something like €4,30 for Tri-x 135-36
That's not much more than I paid in the past.
100ft rolls + cassettes + the extra risk of scratches is not really...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-21-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 3,215
Posted By Merlijn53
It's a b/w neg film, so why should you scan it as...

It's a b/w neg film, so why should you scan it as color pos?
Imho the only settings during scanning should be black- and white points, so uncheck usm and color restoration.
If you don't want to post...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-18-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 2,310
Posted By Merlijn53
Well, I suppose so:) Don't you get a funny...

Well, I suppose so:)
Don't you get a funny feeling when you read questions like this?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-16-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 2,310
Posted By Merlijn53
Funny question. You have all those lenses, you...

Funny question. You have all those lenses, you know what you like, so only you can compare. Everybody else has his own ideas and everybody will tell you different.
Or is it just a way to say "look at...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-09-2014
Replies: 49
Views: 26,614
Posted By Merlijn53
For that price, it's certainly a good deal (if...

For that price, it's certainly a good deal (if it's in good working order.)
I bought a Flextight Precision II some time ago and the difference with my Epson V700 is huge. I still use the Epson for...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-10-2013
Replies: 1,560
Views: 199,733
Posted By Merlijn53
"Brown Eyed Girl"

"Brown Eyed Girl"
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-10-2013
Replies: 1,144
Views: 230,009
Posted By Merlijn53
A cat named Blue.

A cat named Blue.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-10-2013
Replies: 3,767
Views: 721,126
Posted By Merlijn53
I read a lot here about lenses above a certain...

I read a lot here about lenses above a certain number being better than earlier ones especially about the 1.4 50mm. I'm an OM user since the early 70's and as far as I know Olympus never changed the...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-23-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 2,483
Posted By Merlijn53
Absolutely true! But that does not change the...

Absolutely true!
But that does not change the fact that the maximum quality you can get from a flatbed scanner is limited. Good enough and usable depending on the what you want with the scans, but...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-23-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 2,483
Posted By Merlijn53
You only have to view both 100% on your monitor...

You only have to view both 100% on your monitor and you'll see the difference. The flatbedscan is not sharp, the grain looks like clouds while in the 5400 (i've had one for years) scan, the grain is...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-23-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 2,483
Posted By Merlijn53
Funny question. What will you do with the...

Funny question. What will you do with the information?

But anyway, although I have my concerns about the quality of Plustek etc, a scan from a dedicated filmscanner will usually be much better than...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-03-2013
Replies: 3,767
Views: 721,126
Posted By Merlijn53
I have one. Like all other OM Zuiko's it's a very...

I have one. Like all other OM Zuiko's it's a very good lens.
I remember test reports when the OM1 came out in '72, saying that there might be lenses in the market that where just as good, but no...
Forum: Optics Theory - 10-20-2013
Replies: 60
Views: 79,486
Posted By Merlijn53
Doesn't the scanning process influence the...

Doesn't the scanning process influence the results?
I mean "a chain is only as strong as its weakest link", so if scanning is the weakest link, the best lens may have a disadvantage.
Frank
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-19-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 5,939
Posted By Merlijn53
It's there, but not really sharp. A bit like the...

It's there, but not really sharp. A bit like the scans from my Epson V700, but unlike the ones from my Imacon, which should be about in the same league as the Nikon. But as I said, it might be in...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-19-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 5,939
Posted By Merlijn53
Don't know, the Nikon looks tp have a bit more...

Don't know, the Nikon looks tp have a bit more contrast (written prices in the background left and the basket in the middle). But in both I don't seem to find the film grain, so it's not really...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-19-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 1,414
Posted By Merlijn53
Both my OM1 (have it 40 years July next year) and...

Both my OM1 (have it 40 years July next year) and my OM-1n are adapted to PX625A batteries as part of a cla. Never a problem getting the right exposure. Compared it with separate meters and other...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-01-2013
Replies: 107
Views: 20,046
Posted By Merlijn53
The first Epson V700 scan is from a 6x6 negative,...

The first Epson V700 scan is from a 6x6 negative, the second is a 100% crop from the same file. The last one is the same crop, but scanned on an Imacon Flextight Precision II. Only black and white...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-25-2013
Replies: 52
Views: 5,043
Posted By Merlijn53
The trap in taking so much gear is not the...

The trap in taking so much gear is not the weight, but having too many choises. You'll be busy deciding which camera/lens/film to use, when you should be taking pictures and enjoying your trip....
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