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Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 790
Posted By ozmoose
jim_jim is spot-on. My techniques are - fix...

jim_jim is spot-on. My techniques are - fix properly, don't overuse fixer, wash sufficiently. If the color problem persists, try soaking for 1-2 minus in a dilute (1:100) sodium sulphite bath - this...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 775
Posted By ozmoose
Why zoom? Go prime. Heaps cheaper, more versatile...

Why zoom? Go prime. Heaps cheaper, more versatile than the G range (my local dealer refers to these as "castrati" lenses) and far fewer optical etc problems.

Sure, a bit more discipline is...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 1,141
Posted By ozmoose
The D800 may suit you. Shop prices in AUS (I...

The D800 may suit you. Shop prices in AUS (I bought mine in Melbourne in October) are reasonable - A$600-$8500 with long warranty - and so far mine is doing everything I want, with superb if immense...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 1,141
Posted By ozmoose
Size wasn't the problem - the Df's ergonomics...

Size wasn't the problem - the Df's ergonomics didn't suit me. Too similar to a Nikon F I used for a book shoot in Indonesia in 1993, I hated that F and how it functioned from the first day. It did...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 1,141
Posted By ozmoose
A savvy lady, your wife - you may tell her I said...

A savvy lady, your wife - you may tell her I said so! Hers is the sort of anti-GAS philosophy I truly admire - and wish I had practiced more of in in my many years as a Nikon photographer.

Three of...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 1,141
Posted By ozmoose
If it does, try using the underexposure facility...

If it does, try using the underexposure facility (-0.3, -0.7, -1.0). This isn't a perfect solution. Underexposure can affect contrast and colors - but it may work for your general (sunny days)...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 81
Views: 3,079
Posted By ozmoose
As several posters suggest, chopping and changing...

As several posters suggest, chopping and changing camera systems may not provide the results you are seeking That achievement lies entirely within you.

Asking others to make choices for you is...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 1,141
Posted By ozmoose
My Nikon DSLR merry-go-round

At a time when most photographers I know are moving away from DSLRs and going mirrorless or smaller, I seem to have gone the opposite way.

I've spent up big on Nikon DSLRs since retiring in 2012.

A...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 868
Posted By ozmoose
Fast update. Turning off the D700's bracketing...

Fast update.

Turning off the D700's bracketing has helped somewhat, but the basic problem of inconsistent overexposure has not been entirely solved...

Going on the advice of a most helpful camera...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-26-2019
Replies: 81
Views: 3,079
Posted By ozmoose
This is the best advice I have read in this...

This is the best advice I have read in this entire thread - even better than mine, ha!!

Cameras are about loading them with film, taking them out and using them - and making the best of the camera...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-26-2019
Replies: 81
Views: 3,079
Posted By ozmoose
Let me throw a small spanner into this...

Let me throw a small spanner into this debate...

Consider a Contax G1 or G2 with either the fabulous 28mm Biogon f/2.8 or the similarly fantastic 35mm Planar f/2.0. Add a 90mm Sonnar f/2.8 and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-26-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 2,631
Posted By ozmoose
Longest owned? Hm... A Rolleiflex 3.5E2 I bought...

Longest owned? Hm...

A Rolleiflex 3.5E2 I bought new in 1966. Used a lot until about ten years ago. Serviced for the first and only time in 2001. Taken out and tested (winding, speeds checked etc...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-22-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 868
Posted By ozmoose
Thank you. This is good advice. After reading it,...

Thank you. This is good advice. After reading it, I took my newer D700 for a walk and shot my usual old buildings in bright sun at one stop under. Results were far better than usual, still some...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 10-22-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,032
Posted By ozmoose
Contax G Zeiss lenses truly stand out in how they...

Contax G Zeiss lenses truly stand out in how they render the mid tones. You will see it your in color negatives or slides. B&W images seem to need a little 'zip' from a Y or YG filter to bring out...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-19-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 868
Posted By ozmoose
Many thanks to everyone who has offered good...

Many thanks to everyone who has offered good advice. So much food for thought. A few comments follow.



I did this test today. Speeds exposed uniformly - at least one full stop overexposed, the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-19-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 868
Posted By ozmoose
Double quote - my MacBook Pro has its own mind...

Double quote - my MacBook Pro has its own mind and operates by its own whims.

I have deleted this post. See the next one.

Apologies to all.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-17-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 868
Posted By ozmoose
My Nikon D700s are overexposing

I may be risking at the very least a public flogging if not hanging from the first available lamp post for daring to write about DSLRs in RFF - but I have a problem and I would greatly appreciate...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-15-2019
Replies: 79
Views: 2,908
Posted By ozmoose
Yes, Keith. But vinyl takes up so much space......

Yes, Keith. But vinyl takes up so much space... My shelves were sagging until I disposed of about two-thirds of my vinyl a few years go. Kept the jazz and blues, so all is well.

Add the cost of a...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-12-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,062
Posted By ozmoose
I'm 99.9% with jim_jm on this one. Old film,...

I'm 99.9% with jim_jm on this one. Old film, fogged from age or badly stored. Likely ISO 400 or faster. In my house the fast emulsions fog almost overnight.

Also looks overexposed or maybe...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-11-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,541
Posted By ozmoose
......???!?!?!?!!! Man, you are HOPELESS -...

......???!?!?!?!!!

Man, you are HOPELESS - almost as bad as me (nobody could be "as bad as", hence "almost as").

I went out earlier this week to bargain with a shop in the hope of offloading half...
Forum: Travel 10-09-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 382
Posted By ozmoose
Prices in Singapore for cameras whether new or...

Prices in Singapore for cameras whether new or secondhand are no longer cheap. Don't go out with the expectation of finding the bargain of a lifetime.

My advice would be to know beforehand what...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-03-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,541
Posted By ozmoose
Three questions for the OP. 1. How much is your...

Three questions for the OP.

1. How much is your entire collection worth? Yes, we are applying a dollar-value to your photo gear. Be detached. Do a full list, follow up with online research, and put...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 10-02-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 660
Posted By ozmoose
Let's not overlook the Contax G range. This may...

Let's not overlook the Contax G range. This may not sit well with the purists - I believe the Gs were made by Cosina (someone has kindly corrected me on this, by Kyocera, many thanks!) under license...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-01-2019
Replies: 168
Views: 6,293
Posted By ozmoose
Film is certainly alive and well in my house. I...

Film is certainly alive and well in my house.

I did a recent stocktake of my film freezer - 439 rolls of 120 (mostly B&W) and 135 rolls of 35mm. Also some bulk rolls of long-deceased films like...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-28-2019
Replies: 79
Views: 2,908
Posted By ozmoose
Many good points here. An error on my part,...

Many good points here. An error on my part, however. I've just found the invoice on the Rollei repair and realised I was initially quoted $A450, not A$350 for a BASIC repair, without cams or speed...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-27-2019
Replies: 79
Views: 2,908
Posted By ozmoose
Yes. Ko.Fe, I was recently quoted A$350 for a CLA...

Yes. Ko.Fe, I was recently quoted A$350 for a CLA on my 1966 Rolleiflex 3.5E2, and friends tell me that is the best price I will get for this service in Australia.

So it's nice to know something is...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-27-2019
Replies: 79
Views: 2,908
Posted By ozmoose
Reviving MF production? A pleasant fantasy dream...

Reviving MF production? A pleasant fantasy dream - but a dream.

As I see it, the major factors AGAINST a revival of new MF cameras are -

A declining market. This was readily obvious ca 2000 when...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-27-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,641
Posted By ozmoose
Rob, read #46 again. In metric, we would say...

Rob, read #46 again.

In metric, we would say "meter" - so a double connotation here!
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-25-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,641
Posted By ozmoose
This thread reminds me of an old joke. A rather...

This thread reminds me of an old joke.

A rather large gentleman bought a talking bathroom scale to weigh himself at home.

The first time he got on it, it said, "only one person at a time,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-06-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,881
Posted By ozmoose
I've decided to retire from photography...

In a way, this is a self-destructive thread - I expect those who have already 'retired' from photography are no longer reading these threads or even this site, and so won't be commenting. Those still...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-01-2019
Replies: 64
Views: 1,876
Posted By ozmoose
Enjoy what you have today, and make the best of...

Enjoy what you have today, and make the best of it - whether film or digital.

As any good Buddhist will tell you, stuff happens.

At well past 70, I no longer care much about what will happen to my...
Forum: Travel 08-29-2019
Replies: 57
Views: 2,295
Posted By ozmoose
From an oldie who has been on the road (on and...

From an oldie who has been on the road (on and off) since the '60s - and is now 72, and still traveling, often for months at a time in Southeast Asia...

Yokosuka_Mike (22) and Ko.Fe (23), among...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-12-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,837
Posted By ozmoose
When dealing with Ebay (and their more useful but...

When dealing with Ebay (and their more useful but ever so naughty and inefficient and often downright annoying big sister, Paypal) it helps to keep in mind that we all need a certain level of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-11-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 480
Posted By ozmoose
A fly in a lens? Well, I never...! Bugs in...

A fly in a lens? Well, I never...! Bugs in cameras, yes. Don't get me going on my new Nikon Z6...

You should put the lens on Ebay with a humungusly high BIN price. Say "rare" and "collectable" (you...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-31-2019
Replies: 119
Views: 2,372
Posted By ozmoose
Phil F NM (#29) has the right idea. Mine goes...

Phil F NM (#29) has the right idea. Mine goes further.

Okay, so we're into fantasies here, so why not go the whole hog?

A new Rolleiflex TLR. One that incorporates every wonderful aspect of every...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-31-2019
Replies: 119
Views: 2,372
Posted By ozmoose
Phil F NM (#29) has the right idea. Mine goes...

Phil F NM (#29) has the right idea. Mine goes further.

Okay, so we're into fantasies here, so why not go the whole hog?

A new Rolleiflex TLR. One that incorporates every wonderful aspect of every...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-28-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 2,904
Posted By ozmoose
I lived in East Brunswick in the '80s and '90s...

I lived in East Brunswick in the '80s and '90s and often went exploring Merri Creek and the old cemetery near the Kodak site. I remember a snow storm in July, 1986 (the year I moved to Melbourne from...
Forum: Travel 03-23-2019
Replies: 209
Views: 8,563
Posted By ozmoose
Indonesia. You will never forgive yourself (or...

Indonesia. You will never forgive yourself (or me) if you miss out on seeing this truly wonderful country, which (alas) is now changing all too quickly, socially, politically and economically and...
Forum: Travel 03-23-2019
Replies: 161
Views: 19,250
Posted By ozmoose
Nothing posted by or heard from the OP for quite...

Nothing posted by or heard from the OP for quite a long time - and now this!

I (and I'm sure many others) had been wondering what you have been up to of late and where your travels have taken you....
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-23-2019
Replies: 212
Views: 8,387
Posted By ozmoose
Cheap cameras aren't necessarily bad cameras....

Cheap cameras aren't necessarily bad cameras.

In the ate '90s I played with several Pentax SLRs which had appeared on the retail market a few years before and were soon to be found in great numbers...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-23-2019
Replies: 212
Views: 8,387
Posted By ozmoose
Huh! Among professional architects this term also...

Huh! Among professional architects this term also means "functionally ugly" and is used to describe the more horrible examples of Brutalist architecture from the 1960s to the 1990s.

I've said...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-01-2019
Replies: 72
Views: 4,777
Posted By ozmoose
A thread worth reviving (I reckon)

The Rolleifex TLR. Any Rolleiflex, if it's working properly and (ideally but not necessarily) has a 'T' coated lens for better color rendition.

As a second choice, a Rolleicord, with the same...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-25-2018
Replies: 173
Views: 10,621
Posted By ozmoose
For what it may be worth, an unusually (for me)...

For what it may be worth, an unusually (for me) brief aside re travel and cameras.

In November my partner went to Ipoh, Malaysia for a family reunion - ten days away with only carry-on bags, a 7...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-25-2018
Replies: 173
Views: 10,621
Posted By ozmoose
So many ancient treads really deserve to be...

So many ancient treads really deserve to be flushed down the proverbial round hole rather than resurrected - not this one. As someone has already said, super cool!

In six decades of travel with...
Forum: Travel 12-10-2018
Replies: 209
Views: 8,563
Posted By ozmoose
Southeast Asia. Still one (of very few) places in...

Southeast Asia. Still one (of very few) places in a tourist-dollar-mad world where you get the best value for your travel dollar.

Climbing Everest can be fun (not for me!) when you are 30, but...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 11-25-2018
Replies: 32
Views: 1,263
Posted By ozmoose
My G1s (I own four) are the best rangefinder...

My G1s (I own four) are the best rangefinder cameras I've owned, and I've had Leicas (M2, M3,iiif and iiig) . Superb beasts, the Gs, but quirky...

Others have summed up the comments I intended to...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 10-22-2018
Replies: 124
Views: 19,224
Posted By ozmoose
The uber-retro bearded bespectacled young...

The uber-retro bearded bespectacled young gentleman with the Kodak Retina definitely has the right idea!!

Not so many decades ago, everyone except dedicated Rolleiflex owners and those few...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 10-20-2018
Replies: 124
Views: 19,224
Posted By ozmoose
If I owned only a 50, I would travel with it. One...

If I owned only a 50, I would travel with it. One size fits all, problem solved. As it is I have 16 Nikon lenses, so it's a no-deal. I've always found the 35 to be not quite wide enough for my eye...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-09-2018
Replies: 72
Views: 2,698
Posted By ozmoose
this could be (this is) me...

Huh. This is me, in far fewer words than I could ever say it!

Like so many, I get periodic attacks of a form of GAS I identify as 'mediumformat-itis' - an overwhelming urge to go big, make large ...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 08-06-2018
Replies: 167
Views: 39,970
Posted By ozmoose
The lists will be endless. Very much horses for...

The lists will be endless. Very much horses for courses. Never mind, here goes.

My Contax G1s (I have four) are surely the most elegant cameras I own and get the most attention. A superb...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-21-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 626
Posted By ozmoose
With bulk lots (never for only one roll) of old...

With bulk lots (never for only one roll) of old films, I do a clip test with 10-15 centimeters of film and process it in Kodak D-76 1+1 for 10 minutes a 24C or whatever your usual developer is. No...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 07-21-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 1,035
Posted By ozmoose
Years ago I did what Kuuan is...

Years ago I did what Kuuan is thinking/planning/wanting to do and ruined three rolls of valuable black-and-white film by sh#t processing with old film developer.

Take this old goof's advice and...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-06-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 539
Posted By ozmoose
Truly, yes indeed. I've just hit 70 and have been...

Truly, yes indeed. I've just hit 70 and have been shooting/processing since age 13, but apparently this is not regarded as in any way exceptional on this web site. So many of us have done this, and...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 07-06-2018
Replies: 33
Views: 1,357
Posted By ozmoose
I use it occasionally, when I'm out visiting old...

I use it occasionally, when I'm out visiting old buildings and pioneer houses in Australia or meandering in our beautiful botanical gardens - but only because I have 15-20 rolls of 220 E6...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-03-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 539
Posted By ozmoose
Yes, the Anscomatic was by far the best design of...

Yes, the Anscomatic was by far the best design of its time (1960s). I cut my teeth on an old Kodak tank which had a long plastic strip with reticulated edges (you have to see one to understand what...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-02-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 539
Posted By ozmoose
The Anscomatic fiim tank is a 1960s ergonomic...

The Anscomatic fiim tank is a 1960s ergonomic gem. When I was a sweet young thing (in my early teens) in Canada in those days, everyone I knew who had a darkroom had either a Kodak or an Anscomatic...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-10-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 2,450
Posted By ozmoose
A compromise solution. Sacrifice a roll. Shoot...

A compromise solution.

Sacrifice a roll. Shoot the same scenes at 32, 25 and 20. No need to go any lower, old Panatomic-X holds its EI speed remarkably well.

Many processing suggestions here, ...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-06-2018
Replies: 323
Views: 25,830
Posted By ozmoose
Anything digital indeed!

+1. No - +100! After a decade years of being seriously into digital, and a major investment in several top-level D cameras, first Canon, then Nikon, I too am finding that I feel the same.

For...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 03-27-2018
Replies: 30
Views: 1,460
Posted By ozmoose
Yes, most definitely keep the G2. Leicas and...

Yes, most definitely keep the G2.

Leicas and everything that goes with them cost a kidney to buy for each bit, but for all the GASsing and heaps of $$ you will spend, I'm willing to wager that you...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-27-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 2,450
Posted By ozmoose
I also have a small stash of Panatomic-X left,...

I also have a small stash of Panatomic-X left, bought "as new" in the early 1990s when Australian camera shops were dumping the stuff, often for a low as A$1.00 per roll. I bought up big then and...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-21-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 1,056
Posted By ozmoose
Ebay browswers = time wasters

I agree with the OP - a grand for a good 2.8F is a fine price. Down Under they go for much more, or at least are listed for small mints (usually A$2000+), altho if they sell or not is another...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-10-2018
Replies: 33
Views: 9,453
Posted By ozmoose
The OpticFim 120 is so far out of my price range...

The OpticFim 120 is so far out of my price range that any issues with it, technical or otherwise, are beyond my care. I do know two photographers who have bought it. One had technical issues, now...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-10-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 1,679
Posted By ozmoose
I've been reading the old Rollei posts of late,...

I've been reading the old Rollei posts of late, and I came across this. It's a good post to be revived, for two reasons: (1) most Rolleiflex T photographers seem to be unaware that the camera can...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-19-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 633
Posted By ozmoose
This may seem irrelevant, but ... what is your...

This may seem irrelevant, but ... what is your point?!?

As one of our numbskull politicians here in Australia is fond of saying, "Please explain!" (Not that she ever has, basically being illiterate...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-19-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 603
Posted By ozmoose
Yes, dd786. In fact you may be even better at it...

Yes, dd786. In fact you may be even better at it than I am...

Here is a (small) spanner being thrown into the works. Which Rolleikin does the OP have? Many may think this irrelevant, but I believe...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-25-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 1,959
Posted By ozmoose
Paper

The shipping to Canada will bankrupt you. Just getting the stuff out of Tasmania will cost you a kidney and all your toenails!

I would most definitely go for that 21mm. One went locally for about...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-25-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 1,959
Posted By ozmoose
I'm trying...

If I can ever stop buying/selling cameras, I'll do just that!

Playing with gear, old or new, is more fun.

I'll be out shooting (later) today, with the 'cord and my digikit (Nikon D700, four...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-25-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 1,959
Posted By ozmoose
Up to you, mate

Just spend the G-note any way you like. Your decision.

We are just picking brains here. If nothing else, to give us some ideas about what people are shooting with and buying these days.

Film or...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-25-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 1,959
Posted By ozmoose
I stand corrected...

Huh. When you live in Tasmania, the days seem endless.

That, or too much good Tassie pinot!

Okay - so it's "a little more than one a day". I did fail maths in school...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-25-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 1,959
Posted By ozmoose
Ko.Fe, From one Canadian to another - you said,...

Ko.Fe,

From one Canadian to another - you said, did you read me correctly? Well, it depends. From your viewpoint, maybe no or yes. From my viewpoint, maybe yes or no.

My question (my verbiage...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-24-2018
Replies: 304
Views: 12,505
Posted By ozmoose
$3,000, a new life

$3,000? Shrits! If I had a spare three Gs, I could have a new life...

As usual, some excellent posts in this thread.

Me, I'm now retired, so I now have a bare-bones budget for anything...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-24-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 1,959
Posted By ozmoose
My three choices

(To the sound of harmonicas blaring in the background)...

1. Nikkormat FT2 or EL. I cut my teeth on the old FTNs in the'70s. To me they are the best camera ever, built from cast iron and held...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-24-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 1,959
Posted By ozmoose
Forget the $3,000 - what would you buy for a grand?

Spend $3,000, buy what? Common sense question: Who has a spare $3,000 these days? Certainly not me. I'm retired and getting by on the OAP, with a bit of invested money left for small frills. I live...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-22-2017
Replies: 185
Views: 24,713
Posted By ozmoose
Yes, also the Contax 21!

Oop, my misteak (sik)... Yes, also the Contax 21, an ideal lens for those Confederate cemetery shots where I want medium-close shots of timeworn gravestones and everything else also in focus....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-21-2017
Replies: 185
Views: 24,713
Posted By ozmoose
Dang it all! So many good ideas here. As a...

Dang it all! So many good ideas here. As a true-blue Saggitarian, I've decided to go with two 'thoughts' picked up from posts in this thread, in 2018.

I voted sell nothing, but then changed my...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-11-2017
Replies: 116
Views: 4,279
Posted By ozmoose
I've read a lot about Winogrand and have...

I've read a lot about Winogrand and have concluded that he suffered burn-out years before he ceased shooting, this I believe due to his terminal illness more than any other reason. But being...
Forum: Nikon RF 12-05-2017
Replies: 19
Views: 1,578
Posted By ozmoose
Alternate universes and invisible holes

Yes, this AU exists (some of you may note the absurd logic in this sentence). It used to be called The Invisible Hole, apparently every living-place has one. It's where every lost object in your life...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-01-2017
Replies: 35
Views: 1,675
Posted By ozmoose
Keith, you should get a quote from your local...

Keith, you should get a quote from your local reputable camera repair shop. This will cost you a few dollars but may well be worth it. Most good repair shops credit the quote fee to the repair job...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 11-19-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 2,353
Posted By ozmoose
Oop, did I confuse you with another poster? If...

Oop, did I confuse you with another poster? If yes, apologies - it's early here (Indonesia), and I'd not yet had my first coffee du jour...

My main problem with ageing (self and G1s) is a full...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 11-19-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 2,353
Posted By ozmoose
I have just posted a comment on your more recent...

I have just posted a comment on your more recent post re the G1 problems.

If you have the same problem with two lenses now, it seems to me that the issue is with the camera.

You should get it...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 11-19-2017
Replies: 2
Views: 1,163
Posted By ozmoose
As a G1 owner (I have four, in fact) I've had...

As a G1 owner (I have four, in fact) I've had this same problem with all my cameras.

I can't give you a technical explanation as to why this happens, but it does - seemingly to all of them. It may...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 11-15-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1,844
Posted By ozmoose
Sorry, Steve (#11), but your info is incorrect....

Sorry, Steve (#11), but your info is incorrect. G1 viewfinders were designed to show the true image, everything. Check the manual.

Yours may have been out of alignment and would have needed...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 11-13-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1,844
Posted By ozmoose
Haze was a problem with the viewfinders of three...

Haze was a problem with the viewfinders of three of my four G1s. I own four - I had five, but sold one to a friend who need it for a 45mm lens he picked up cheaply. He loves the combo and now shoots...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-06-2017
Replies: 41
Views: 1,507
Posted By ozmoose
Duplicate post, deleted. Apologies to all. Monkey...

Duplicate post, deleted. Apologies to all. Monkey with typewriter at work...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-06-2017
Replies: 41
Views: 1,507
Posted By ozmoose
Au contraire, mon ami! indeed. Like Robert Lai...

Au contraire, mon ami! indeed. Like Robert Lai (#4), I have Gossen and Weston meters and I use them regularly. The latter are somewhat more limited and seem to function best in daylight, but with...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-06-2017
Replies: 52
Views: 2,197
Posted By ozmoose
Excuse me for throwing a spanner into these...

Excuse me for throwing a spanner into these works. Buy a 35mm. Learn to use it. You will probably never look back.

When I had Leicas (a long time ago!) I started out with an M2 and a 50/2.8 Elmar...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 11-04-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 1,788
Posted By ozmoose
First thoughts. Interesting concept, could be...

First thoughts. Interesting concept, could be useful (in a limited way), aimed at a somewhat declining market. Nice toy to boys (okay, and girls) to play with.

Second thought. For that kind of $$$?...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 10-17-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1,144
Posted By ozmoose
It depends. Panatomic-X has a very high survival...

It depends. Panatomic-X has a very high survival factor. I have about 20 rolls (35mm) bought "fresh" in 1993, so probably from the last production batch by Kodak in 1987. Mostly refrigerated, but...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-15-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 874
Posted By ozmoose
Chromacomaphoto, many many thanks foryour...

Chromacomaphoto, many many thanks foryour response. May I say, I have been a fan of yours and have followed your posts for a long time, especially your writing, your photography is also excellent....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-13-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 874
Posted By ozmoose
C41 processing in Malaysia

Can anyone on this forum point me to a good C41 processing place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia?

I will be there for two days/one night late next week,and I have about 10 rolls in urgent need of...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 10-07-2017
Replies: 183
Views: 27,573
Posted By ozmoose
May I offer a somewhat contrary post, that...

May I offer a somewhat contrary post, that eventually leads to the same conclusion?

My love for Leicas is shared by an equal passion - for Rolleiflex TLRs. I've owned a Rollei of one sort or...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-04-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1,244
Posted By ozmoose
Color film image longevity is an odd (and...

Color film image longevity is an odd (and imprecise) 'science', if I may call it that.

I have Kodachromes (inherited from family) from the 1940s and 1950s showing virtually no color shift or...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-21-2017
Replies: 113
Views: 9,033
Posted By ozmoose
My thanks to you both, David and Shawn. It should...

My thanks to you both, David and Shawn. It should have crossed my addled pickled brain to process those C41s as B&W films. I will do the lot when I next crank up the darkroom at home. It's a little...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-20-2017
Replies: 113
Views: 9,033
Posted By ozmoose
Easy to clean some of these

David, most of these can easily be cleaned, sometimes, by a careful application of isoprophyl alcohol with a Q-tip. The key word is "careful" - at all costs avoid saturating the innards with alcohol...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-20-2017
Replies: 113
Views: 9,033
Posted By ozmoose
Cool Forlorn hopes of pricless imaes in found films

Is Gene still around? He was a regular poster on another photo sites (the one seemingly now in terminal decline) for years, but hasn't been heard of or from for some time.

His one-line responses in...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 09-14-2017
Replies: 53
Views: 5,571
Posted By ozmoose
Take your 90 with you to India - it's a good lens...

Take your 90 with you to India - it's a good lens for slightly long shots in markets and other such public places, and you can park yourself in the welcome shade and photograph not too distant street...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 09-14-2017
Replies: 53
Views: 5,571
Posted By ozmoose
Reading through this post has rekindled my...

Reading through this post has rekindled my interest in using my 45mm Planar. and I plan to take it bush walking with me this weekend.

The 45 is considered to be THE best Contax G lens ever and...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 09-13-2017
Replies: 53
Views: 5,571
Posted By ozmoose
I have a G1 - in fact I have four of them, after...

I have a G1 - in fact I have four of them, after buying my first new and paying a kidney for it I bought up big in Japan after 2008 when film cameras crashed and they were going for about A$125.00...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-11-2017
Replies: 300
Views: 20,416
Posted By ozmoose
You must have deep pockets - the cost of film for...

You must have deep pockets - the cost of film for your 'baby' at least here in Australia, will soon add up to much more than what you paid for the camera.

My late aunt in eastern Canada had one...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 08-16-2017
Replies: 18
Views: 1,855
Posted By ozmoose
Perfectionism can be a curse in scanning. I was...

Perfectionism can be a curse in scanning. I was there, so I know.

For ten years struggled with an obsessive need to get perfect scans and the more common sense approach that adequate is good...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-14-2017
Replies: 41
Views: 2,090
Posted By ozmoose
Scrambler (#37), how much is that Exakta of yours...

Scrambler (#37), how much is that Exakta of yours worth on the sale market today? I am curious...

I know someone who had one and put it up for sale about a year ago. It was passed in on Ebay at...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-13-2017
Replies: 41
Views: 2,090
Posted By ozmoose
I agree with the majority of posters. In my own...

I agree with the majority of posters. In my own experience, Parker pens or Kuomintang banknotes bring better returns than cameras. My ex partner collected old perfume bottles for 20 years. After we...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 08-12-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 2,353
Posted By ozmoose
In my experience, little if anything ever seems...

In my experience, little if anything ever seems to go wrong with the G1 cameras. One of mine occasionally won't rewind films and I have to do a manual rewind, but eventually the problem seems to fix...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-23-2017
Replies: 32
Views: 1,027
Posted By ozmoose
#23, I salute you. And all those who achieve the...

#23, I salute you. And all those who achieve the same with few words.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-23-2017
Replies: 32
Views: 1,027
Posted By ozmoose
Overlooking the posts from well-meaning types who...

Overlooking the posts from well-meaning types who fail to activate brains and properly process what the OP wrote before putting fingers to keyboards, or input ascorbic one-liners to, they may...
Forum: RFF Polls 06-10-2017
Replies: 240
Views: 157,509
Posted By ozmoose
Aw shucks, is this thread still going? I recall...

Aw shucks, is this thread still going? I recall it from long ago, I intended to post then, but didn't. Still with us (me and the thread), better now than never., at my age (70 in December)....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-06-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 3,689
Posted By ozmoose
With C41 processing temperature control will make...

With C41 processing temperature control will make you or break you. If this fluctuates up and down (most likely it will go down), your results will maybe still be usable, but scanning will all the...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 06-05-2017
Replies: 2
Views: 952
Posted By ozmoose
Mine have always broken down at weddings. This...

Mine have always broken down at weddings. This resulted in unhappy brides, grooms ready to faint from stress, mothers and mothers-in-law in tears, much mental cursing and swearing, grey hairs, life...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 06-04-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 1,354
Posted By ozmoose
Marie Cosindas (not Cosinadas). One of the true...

Marie Cosindas (not Cosinadas). One of the true greats of American photography, who went quietly about what she did and left us a wonderful legacy.

I met her quite by chance in Taos, New Mexico,...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-04-2017
Replies: 58
Views: 2,783
Posted By ozmoose
Everybody kept their camera(s) in leather cases...

Everybody kept their camera(s) in leather cases in the 1960s and 1970s. It's how things were back then.

Nobody keeps their camera(s) in leather cases nowadays. Again, it's how things are.

Another...
Forum: Travel 06-03-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1,263
Posted By ozmoose
+100 to everything! Let me add, don't miss New...

+100 to everything! Let me add, don't miss New Brunswick, the less visited province in the Maritimes, if you can spare the time. five days or ideally a week will easily get you to all the main...
Forum: Travel 06-03-2017
Replies: 43
Views: 3,140
Posted By ozmoose
Being me, I would go for both #1 and#2, on the...

Being me, I would go for both #1 and#2, on the basis that, given the situation of the moment, it depends.

This said, I give +100 to Roger for being so enviably minimalist, in equipment and...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 05-19-2017
Replies: 45
Views: 3,350
Posted By ozmoose
I will be 70 in December. I'm still travelling,...

I will be 70 in December. I'm still travelling, and in fact am now planning to spend three months in Malaysia, Sarawak and Sabah from July and the end of the year in Indonesia. Travelling light has...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 05-16-2017
Replies: 29
Views: 11,250
Posted By ozmoose
Sprocket-hole photography holds no appeal for me....

Sprocket-hole photography holds no appeal for me. I'm a purist - I want my images sprocket-less, if only for the sharpness factor and, in my case for ease of printing and 'purity' (lovely archaic...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-13-2017
Replies: 90
Views: 4,909
Posted By ozmoose
Quote from Joe Lopez: "I see it as harmless...

Quote from Joe Lopez: "I see it as harmless conversation https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/images/smilies/smile.gif"

Point taken. Obviously, by posting two times on this thread, I have...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-11-2017
Replies: 90
Views: 4,909
Posted By ozmoose
All this means nothing. It's just ad space...

All this means nothing. It's just ad space marketing hype.

Are we so desperate to "prove" that film and film cameras are still meaningful, that we have to resort to justifying this?
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-07-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1,631
Posted By ozmoose
farlymac (#6), does your Nikkormat EL function,...

farlymac (#6), does your Nikkormat EL function, without the meter, with the battery?

If yes, you can use it as a manual camera. As I do with two of my three.

Oddly, one of the pair...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-14-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 6,668
Posted By ozmoose
Kudos for your patience. It took you almost three...

Kudos for your patience. It took you almost three years, but you got the kit together, finally. Well done!

I had a 28 Hektor with hood, the Bakelite case, and a clip on viewfinder (the latter may...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-13-2017
Replies: 134
Views: 11,025
Posted By ozmoose
As others have advised, consider the T. Black Ts...

As others have advised, consider the T. Black Ts are usually mid 1960s and were an amateur camera anyway, so they have not generally been abused like the 'pro' models. They are also, disregarding...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-01-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 810
Posted By ozmoose
Roger's exposure system is very similar to the...

Roger's exposure system is very similar to the one I worked out for myself in the early 1970s when I changed from MF (mostly Rolleiflex) to a Nikkormat and found the camera's meter was constantly...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-28-2017
Replies: 42
Views: 2,651
Posted By ozmoose
I shoot mostly architecture, and my subjects...

I shoot mostly architecture, and my subjects don't tend to run away from me, so a prime lens suits me just fine.

Not so easy, when I'm chasing the cats around our garden for some candids. Then I...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-21-2017
Replies: 78
Views: 6,742
Posted By ozmoose
Something P.T. Barnum once said comes to mind....

Something P.T. Barnum once said comes to mind.

It seems to me that these people are busy reinventing the wheel, and they want us to pay for it.

If this project takes off, and I wish them the very...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 02-06-2017
Replies: 52
Views: 7,229
Posted By ozmoose
Some folders are good, others are not. I would...

Some folders are good, others are not. I would say go for one, with a few cautions. My love affair with them goes back 20+ years, and my experiences may serve you well if you decide to go the...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 01-20-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1,395
Posted By ozmoose
First off, have you asked yourself if restoring...

First off, have you asked yourself if restoring this relic of a long bygone era is worth all the time,effort and likely and likely a goodly infusion of money, you will have to put into it?

From...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-16-2017
Replies: 58
Views: 3,726
Posted By ozmoose
Bill Ckark (#41), you must be a Sagittarian. Your...

Bill Ckark (#41), you must be a Sagittarian. Your comment summed up my thoughts far better than I expressed them...

I am also too often guilty of rabbiting on too much and wandering off-topic.

As...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-14-2017
Replies: 58
Views: 3,726
Posted By ozmoose
Since the '60s I've had periodic GAs attacks and...

Since the '60s I've had periodic GAs attacks and bought up big - and then spent the next X years either using the equipment, trying to sell it (and usually failing), or wondering why the dickens I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-27-2016
Replies: 70
Views: 3,422
Posted By ozmoose
In my old age I am well aware of the fickleness...

In my old age I am well aware of the fickleness of consumer product marketing, so I hesitate to make too many H.G. Wells "what if" predictions about anything, let alone the possible direction ...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 11-24-2016
Replies: 31
Views: 3,243
Posted By ozmoose
As one who has an amazingly large collection of...

As one who has an amazingly large collection of seemingly derelict but functional Rollei TLRs, as well as a carton of accessories for same, I would venture the following comments:

The taking lens...
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