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Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-02-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 407
Posted By WoolenMammoth
there unfortunately is no local supply to source...

there unfortunately is no local supply to source a screw this small in person, especially not metric which I assume this screw to be considering its source. Once I know the size and pitch however,...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-02-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 407
Posted By WoolenMammoth
Leica R screw size

Hi Folks-


I have a leica R 80mm lens which has the screw heads stripped that mount the lens mounting flange to the lens. Before I drill these out, I would like to order the replacements so I dont...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 04-08-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 2,730
Posted By WoolenMammoth
ok, finally got this apart, lubed the rails and...

ok, finally got this apart, lubed the rails and it is back to working again. New problem Im having now is that the left side of each scanned frame is completely distorted. Unit went from not...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 12-11-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 2,730
Posted By WoolenMammoth
Im in the US. Im very much a tech but cant...

Im in the US.

Im very much a tech but cant figure out the best way to approach the mechanics of the transport. Screwed around with it for two hours yesterday and got nowhere with it.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 12-10-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 2,730
Posted By WoolenMammoth
Cool Scan 8000 repair?

Any of you guys have any luck finding someone to repair a coolscan 8000? Transport on mine is acting up and I cant seem to get it to work. Very frustrating.

next step, whats a decent step down...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-15-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 1,944
Posted By WoolenMammoth
best IR filter for M8

Can you guys recommend the best IR filter for an M8 to remove that purple cast I get when shooting black fabrics? I had sent in the form when I bought the camera for a free filter and of course...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-11-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 1,590
Posted By WoolenMammoth
M6 frame counter stuck

Just opened my M6 to discover the frame counter isnt resetting to zero. Does anyone know which lever inside the body resets the counter? Would like to try to massage this myself before sending it...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-02-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 1,142
Posted By WoolenMammoth
everything was the same, hence my puzzlement.

everything was the same, hence my puzzlement.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-02-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 1,142
Posted By WoolenMammoth
small vs large tanks and compensation

I just ran two rolls of film in a 2 reel stainless tank. Came out perfect at 12 minutes. Switched to an 8 reel tank, same film, time and developer and the negs are the slightest bit underdeveloped...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 03-12-2010
Replies: 27
Views: 2,559
Posted By WoolenMammoth
If the M8 only slowed me down as much as a film...

If the M8 only slowed me down as much as a film camera, or some amount of time roughly comparable, I wouldnt have taken the time to post this... Im trying to figure out whats up with my body and how...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 03-11-2010
Replies: 27
Views: 2,559
Posted By WoolenMammoth
jesus some of you guys are presumptious. take...

jesus some of you guys are presumptious.

take 15-20 pictures, hold the shutter release down and WAIT for minutes for it to fire while the light on the back flashes writing the media.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 03-11-2010
Replies: 27
Views: 2,559
Posted By WoolenMammoth
I havent counted it, but its between 10 and 15...

I havent counted it, but its between 10 and 15 frames. Under "normal" circumstances I guess I can live with it, but documentary shooting people doing things, its unacceptable. Not so much because I...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 03-11-2010
Replies: 27
Views: 2,559
Posted By WoolenMammoth
M8 write Lag

I have been trying to warm up to my M8 for about a year or so. I like the images I get from it, sometimes, but the experience of using this camera has been the paradigm of frustration and...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 12-08-2009
Replies: 79
Views: 7,338
Posted By WoolenMammoth
Ive posted about this before. If it werent...

Ive posted about this before.

If it werent kodak's investment into and dependence upon film, the company wouldnt exist, period. Every time this comes up, none of the still photographers out there...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-28-2009
Replies: 21
Views: 2,776
Posted By WoolenMammoth
same name, different lens. its not like this...

same name, different lens. its not like this isnt the case with any of the other asph lenses and the versions that preceded them, dont know why people make a big deal, this is exactly the model...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-26-2009
Replies: 56
Views: 12,634
Posted By WoolenMammoth
Ive found significant differences between my two...

Ive found significant differences between my two lenses, have posted quite a bit about this if you search.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-09-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 1,379
Posted By WoolenMammoth
M9 in LA

If anyone cares, sammys on fairfax has an M9 you can handle. I played with it for a while and while Im bummed the resale of my M8 just fell through the floor Im also quite sure the M9 does not make...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-17-2009
Replies: 1
Views: 701
Posted By WoolenMammoth
maximum size memory cards?

Is there a way to use larger than 2gb memory cards with an M8? I bought some cards today but my camera wont format anything over 2gb.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 08-13-2009
Replies: 51
Views: 6,745
Posted By WoolenMammoth
lyrics, music composition and the recording of...

lyrics, music composition and the recording of the performance are three distinct and separate copyrights.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 08-11-2009
Replies: 131
Views: 11,956
Posted By WoolenMammoth
yeah, its a super personal thing, but I was...

yeah, its a super personal thing, but I was completely stoked to get a 28mm elmarit asph when I saw the size but after looking at the photos it can make, which can be awesome, I knew for sure it...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 08-11-2009
Replies: 131
Views: 11,956
Posted By WoolenMammoth
wow, the new noct appears just as boring and...

wow, the new noct appears just as boring and clinical as the nokton and for what, about $10K more? jeesh.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-10-2009
Replies: 22
Views: 1,434
Posted By WoolenMammoth
If you are looking for minimum focus sharpness,...

If you are looking for minimum focus sharpness, the 50 and 90mm hexanon-m's are really hard to argue with and likely impossible to beat for the price. These have been my first pick for f/2 fashion...
Forum: RFF Polls 08-08-2009
Replies: 118
Views: 7,725
Posted By WoolenMammoth
chris, if you saw my work you'd probably...

chris, if you saw my work you'd probably apologize for publishing such a presumptuous statement. Its BS like this which is the primary reason I elect to not show my work here. And I do believe that...
Forum: RFF Polls 08-08-2009
Replies: 118
Views: 7,725
Posted By WoolenMammoth
Bok is and forever will be something that people...

Bok is and forever will be something that people who dont know anything about photography but yet need to appear sophisticated about it, use to convey this ruse.

a photograph is a photograph is a...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 08-08-2009
Replies: 131
Views: 11,956
Posted By WoolenMammoth
that is the classic hex look. I really need to...

that is the classic hex look. I really need to get one of those 60mm's, so hard to find. the 50 1.2 is a thing of beauty though and there is something really special about that lens. I cant...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 08-08-2009
Replies: 131
Views: 11,956
Posted By WoolenMammoth
Its hard to understand why people get so...

Its hard to understand why people get so passionate, and then bitter about stuff like this, cant you just have a debate without all the heat?

Anyway, you can achieve the look in your photos that...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 08-08-2009
Replies: 131
Views: 11,956
Posted By WoolenMammoth
its really more like three different looks if you...

its really more like three different looks if you stop it all the way down.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-08-2009
Replies: 2,120
Views: 395,618
Posted By WoolenMammoth
Ive posted on here about shooting ratios in the...

Ive posted on here about shooting ratios in the motion picture industry before but the main reason why you have 75 or 100 foot short ends available to you in the first place is because on many jobs,...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 08-08-2009
Replies: 131
Views: 11,956
Posted By WoolenMammoth
Im not knocking the lens, simply making an...

Im not knocking the lens, simply making an overview of the circumstances surrounding its lack of acceptance.

A lens in the hands of a down syndrome patient or richard avedon is going to render out...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 08-08-2009
Replies: 131
Views: 11,956
Posted By WoolenMammoth
this lens renders very clinical, plain looking...

this lens renders very clinical, plain looking photos, which is great if thats what you are looking for. Traditionally speaking, at least of latest trends, plain looking is the last thing I think...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-04-2009
Replies: 42
Views: 4,314
Posted By WoolenMammoth
super nice work!! how long does it take to scan...

super nice work!!

how long does it take to scan 24 frames of 35mm at full res on that scanner? Scans look fantastic.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-03-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 896
Posted By WoolenMammoth
cool, thanks guys!

cool, thanks guys!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-03-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 896
Posted By WoolenMammoth
price for tabbed cron 50?

been doing some research today, trying to come up with a good market price for a tabbed 50mm summicron, my results are non conclusive... thanks!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-28-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 4,404
Posted By WoolenMammoth
the konica and tele elmarit are grossly different...

the konica and tele elmarit are grossly different looking lenses, the elmarit is sooooo completely a tessar looking lens and the hex is soooo completely not. If you are shooting things, this might...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-27-2009
Replies: 45
Views: 21,677
Posted By WoolenMammoth
If you search I started a thread on here a while...

If you search I started a thread on here a while back when I was in the market for a lux. everyone says the two versions are optically identical, which never held any water for me. Im sure the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-26-2009
Replies: 45
Views: 21,677
Posted By WoolenMammoth
I shot for about 8 months with a c-sonnar on a...

I shot for about 8 months with a c-sonnar on a project exclusively, probably ran maybe 500 rolls in that period. Shooting primarily portraits of people from about 4 feet. I tried *hard* to get into...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 07-08-2009
Replies: 493
Views: 174,795
Posted By WoolenMammoth
one thing I do not understand about the example...

one thing I do not understand about the example full aperature photos posted here, considering that DOF is a purely mathematical thing, is why this lens appears to have much deeper DOF at 1.1...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-25-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 717
Posted By WoolenMammoth
microphen stock

has anyone has success reusing the microphen stock solution? I see there is some compensation time on the box, but Ive heard some people talk about using the stock solution in as bullet proof a way...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-25-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 959
Posted By WoolenMammoth
thanks for the feedback guys, Im gonna run some...

thanks for the feedback guys, Im gonna run some microphen today and take a look. If anyone has any experience with FG7 please drop me a line.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-24-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 959
Posted By WoolenMammoth
FP4 one stop push, developer? FG7?

I recently was on a big job and ran out of film and wound up shooting about 30 rolls of FP4, which I have never used before. I exposed it at 250, thinking Id use diafine, which I surely will try for...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 04-28-2009
Replies: 0
Views: 1,161
Posted By WoolenMammoth
online publisher reccomendation?

Im looking for a place to print a short run of photo books, would like to find a place that can print directly from a pdf or psd file instead of having to deal with their proprietary software. If...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 02-23-2009
Replies: 41
Views: 4,518
Posted By WoolenMammoth
this is more than likely because of frequent use...

this is more than likely because of frequent use rather than because one is "cheap stuff". Batteries need to be cycled...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 02-15-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 909
Posted By WoolenMammoth
xray damage is not typically EVER fogging, its...

xray damage is not typically EVER fogging, its usually static marks on the film running lengthwise down the roll.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-14-2009
Replies: 18
Views: 1,768
Posted By WoolenMammoth
you cant really effectively measure the impedance...

you cant really effectively measure the impedance of a device out of circuit with a multimeter.
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 02-11-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 2,200
Posted By WoolenMammoth
looks like you got a tessar on your rollei, very...

looks like you got a tessar on your rollei, very nice!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-10-2009
Replies: 28
Views: 2,122
Posted By WoolenMammoth
exactly. the reality is if you bump your camera...

exactly.

the reality is if you bump your camera hard enough to throw the rangefinder out, its really gonna happen to just about any M you pick up at that force, its a silly thing to try to nit pick...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-09-2009
Replies: 29
Views: 2,610
Posted By WoolenMammoth
had your attitude been a notch better I would...

had your attitude been a notch better I would have taken some time to explain this to you but the vitriol you insert is not really any kind of reward for the effort.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 02-08-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 1,264
Posted By WoolenMammoth
that color makes sense when you white correct for...

that color makes sense when you white correct for green.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-08-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 998
Posted By WoolenMammoth
thats a crazy deal/ I have one of those lenses,...

thats a crazy deal/ I have one of those lenses, totally amazing...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-08-2009
Replies: 29
Views: 2,610
Posted By WoolenMammoth
you would if you worked in the motion picture...

you would if you worked in the motion picture industry.

I dont understand black holes. That doesnt necessarily make them malarky nor give me much ground to stand on taking shots at them...

If an...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-07-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 3,425
Posted By WoolenMammoth
in todays day and age I would be very very...

in todays day and age I would be very very surprised (and impressed) if the $50 leica release was made in Germany, or anywhere in Europe for that matter...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 02-07-2009
Replies: 38
Views: 3,545
Posted By WoolenMammoth
this is probably the best advice. I dont do...

this is probably the best advice.



I dont do any of this stuff, maddening to me. Im all on folder management. We'll see what lies in the future.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 02-07-2009
Replies: 38
Views: 3,545
Posted By WoolenMammoth
thanks for the input everyone. I scan every...

thanks for the input everyone. I scan every frame I shoot and shot several hundred feet of 35mm last year, so I have my own file management, storage and backup program for years now as a film user,...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 02-04-2009
Replies: 41
Views: 4,518
Posted By WoolenMammoth
man, the way some people march lemming like to...

man, the way some people march lemming like to the beat of leica... Its not like leica is in the battery business, geesh. Your camera is shipped with a "third party" battery. Just find out who...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-04-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 1,221
Posted By WoolenMammoth
bummer, I used to see that guy all the time.

bummer, I used to see that guy all the time.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 02-02-2009
Replies: 38
Views: 3,545
Posted By WoolenMammoth
ok, thats too easy. I need to upgrade photoshop...

ok, thats too easy. I need to upgrade photoshop anyway, this makes a good excuse.

Is there anything unique about lightroom in regards to photoshop? From what I can tell skimming the website it...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 02-02-2009
Replies: 38
Views: 3,545
Posted By WoolenMammoth
I didnt realize aperture was an apple program, if...

I didnt realize aperture was an apple program, if its database is anything like itunes, I'll loathe it. I gotta DL the trial and give it a peek. Ive been using photoshop since its first version...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 02-02-2009
Replies: 38
Views: 3,545
Posted By WoolenMammoth
please bear with my newbness on this... If...

please bear with my newbness on this...

If (assuming) the most recent version of photoshop with handle a raw file, is there much of a reason to deal with aperature or lightroom at all? I should...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 02-02-2009
Replies: 38
Views: 3,545
Posted By WoolenMammoth
my personal strife is between film and video not...

my personal strife is between film and video not an m8 and some other video camera, slr's are not a possibility for me.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 02-02-2009
Replies: 38
Views: 3,545
Posted By WoolenMammoth
new m8

Well, for better or worse its looking like there is a new M8 in my immediate future. Still very much on the fence about shooting video, but I suppose that is a different discussion all together.

I...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 02-02-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 2,052
Posted By WoolenMammoth
that book is an absolute must read if you are...

that book is an absolute must read if you are remotely interested in the subject.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-02-2009
Replies: 34
Views: 12,207
Posted By WoolenMammoth
.9m, the lens is definitely visible without the...

.9m, the lens is definitely visible without the hood.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-02-2009
Replies: 2,120
Views: 395,618
Posted By WoolenMammoth
chris, I did get the 2485, just ran a single test...

chris, I did get the 2485, just ran a single test roll in microphen. It looks cool, but need to play with it more to dial everything in. Seems like a lower contrast 5222, I like the vibe of it so...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 02-01-2009
Replies: 31
Views: 3,567
Posted By WoolenMammoth
I wouldnt put a&i on the same level as some of...

I wouldnt put a&i on the same level as some of the stuff mentioned here. Certainly Paris/Richard photo on melrose do a way better and more consistent job than A&i does for a big commercial lab in...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-01-2009
Replies: 38
Views: 2,914
Posted By WoolenMammoth
use water instead of stop. if the fixer is good,...

use water instead of stop. if the fixer is good, it'll clear just about anything in 8 minutes or so. you can bring your developer outside for 10 or 15 minutes and then let it warm up a bit, thats...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 02-01-2009
Replies: 31
Views: 3,567
Posted By WoolenMammoth
do you have a commercial business? website...

do you have a commercial business?

website...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 02-01-2009
Replies: 31
Views: 3,567
Posted By WoolenMammoth
huh? pardon my curiosity, but what would you...

huh?

pardon my curiosity, but what would you expect to pay at the world's best black and white lab (the topic of the thread you posted that reply in...)

Ive found their prices a complete bargain...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-01-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 3,474
Posted By WoolenMammoth
has anyone had any luck finding a house in NYC...

has anyone had any luck finding a house in NYC that has an M8 in rental? I have a job coming up that Im considering trying out an M8 on and really dont want to jump in with two feet and purchase one...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 02-01-2009
Replies: 31
Views: 3,567
Posted By WoolenMammoth
for printing, kelton labs in NYC without question.

for printing, kelton labs in NYC without question.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-01-2009
Replies: 31
Views: 4,113
Posted By WoolenMammoth
out of all the lenses you can put on an M body,...

out of all the lenses you can put on an M body, for me, the last version elmar-m has an instantly recognizable fingerprint that stands out as just super bold. That look is also really consistent...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-31-2009
Replies: 46
Views: 3,261
Posted By WoolenMammoth
the finder is awesome, super bright. Its the ebl...

the finder is awesome, super bright. Its the ebl which is the issue for focusing faster lenses. is there a magnifier available for these? would solve all kinds of problems...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-31-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 1,665
Posted By WoolenMammoth
one man's "pushability" limit is another man's...

one man's "pushability" limit is another man's "unusability" limit. If you expose trix at 6400 you'll get an image in diafine. I certainly dont shoot trix at 6400 to use with diafine, but when you...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-31-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 1,665
Posted By WoolenMammoth
sorry, that came across a little snyde. Diafine...

sorry, that came across a little snyde. Diafine is just so easy to test for you might as well. just bracket 4-6 shots and you'll have all your answers. Totally usable from 320 to 6400.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-31-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 1,665
Posted By WoolenMammoth
would it kill you to shoot a test roll and find...

would it kill you to shoot a test roll and find out for yourself? we are talking bracketing FOUR whole frames...

but yes, diafine will develop your negs over a vast range of exposure all with a...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 01-31-2009
Replies: 27
Views: 2,112
Posted By WoolenMammoth
I have made comments on the idea of "i dont...

I have made comments on the idea of "i dont photoshop" mentality before on this board but this concept is right up there on the ignorance scale with the guy who shoots rolls and rolls of film but...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 01-31-2009
Replies: 21
Views: 1,898
Posted By WoolenMammoth
nice work! those should cut well with what you...

nice work!

those should cut well with what you have displayed on your website!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-31-2009
Replies: 46
Views: 3,261
Posted By WoolenMammoth
if you go with a hexar, I would figure out a...

if you go with a hexar, I would figure out a magnifier for the viewfinder, focusing a 1.4 is doable but not pleasant. I use mine for wides.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-31-2009
Replies: 314
Views: 80,380
Posted By WoolenMammoth
reading this thread it honestly never ocured to...

reading this thread it honestly never ocured to me that a photographer would actually WALK AROUND, working, with a padded bag. Goes to show you what I know, haha. Ive always looked at padded bags...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-28-2009
Replies: 31
Views: 4,113
Posted By WoolenMammoth
Its sharper, has WAY more contrast and looks...

Its sharper, has WAY more contrast and looks completely totally different. If you have used tessar lenses before, you'll immediately recognize the look of the Elmar. You get a BLACK from this...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-27-2009
Replies: 45
Views: 7,787
Posted By WoolenMammoth
I never did, the 2.4 to my eye looks too close to...

I never did, the 2.4 to my eye looks too close to the f/2 to pay a giant premium for. Im patient.

I get the jist of what you are saying, but make all these comparisons at 2.8 if you want to talk...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-27-2009
Replies: 45
Views: 7,787
Posted By WoolenMammoth
This thread, and this discussion in general is...

This thread, and this discussion in general is very confusing to me. I think too many people use the word "notcilux" to sub "shallow depth of field" as most lenses being discussed here dont look...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-27-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 1,198
Posted By WoolenMammoth
what a silly spin on an "economic challenged"...

what a silly spin on an "economic challenged" corp saving money on labor.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-27-2009
Replies: 169
Views: 20,476
Posted By WoolenMammoth
If you are talking in terms of M2/M4, the M6...

If you are talking in terms of M2/M4, the M6 finder is abysmal. There is a meter, but its not particularly great. The feel of the camera isnt even in the same league. I went from an M3 to an M6...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 01-25-2009
Replies: 29
Views: 9,630
Posted By WoolenMammoth
the "focus issue" of this lens is such hysteria...

the "focus issue" of this lens is such hysteria on this board and elsewhere. Yes, there is some focus shift wide open at minimum focus distance but it tends to go away when you back a few feet off. ...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 01-25-2009
Replies: 54
Views: 4,986
Posted By WoolenMammoth
your first photo there is awesome.

your first photo there is awesome.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-25-2009
Replies: 2,120
Views: 395,618
Posted By WoolenMammoth
daylight spools, for those that might not know,...

daylight spools, for those that might not know, can be loaded in daylight. Subdued light is your friend, but you dont need to change in the dark or in a bag. You just need to roll off the first...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-23-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 1,640
Posted By WoolenMammoth
seriously.

seriously.
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 01-23-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 2,892
Posted By WoolenMammoth
man... nobody that is as talented as that girl...

man...

nobody that is as talented as that girl is should ever ever ever be as cool as she is. coolest girl in the universe, more or less. completely redefined for me what the scope of "supermodel"...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 01-23-2009
Replies: 20
Views: 1,590
Posted By WoolenMammoth
your gamma needs to be adjusted. this could...

your gamma needs to be adjusted.

this could serve to work against another image but isnt doing much standing on its own.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-23-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 2,124
Posted By WoolenMammoth
I have a pre-asph lux that is a little stiff, I...

I have a pre-asph lux that is a little stiff, I was hoping it would loosen up after a few hundred rolls but its still pretty stiff. Eventually I'll send it off to DAG, wish I didnt rely on the thing...
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 01-22-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 5,207
Posted By WoolenMammoth
http://www.takegreatpictures.com/Brendan_Fraser.fc...

http://www.takegreatpictures.com/Brendan_Fraser.fci

http://www.brendanfraser.com/frame.htm?page=photo

never know who's lurking on rangefinder forum...
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 01-22-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 5,207
Posted By WoolenMammoth
Its strange that someone who is employed in the...

Its strange that someone who is employed in the motion picture industry who spends all his professional time surrounded by motion picture technicians and lighting equipment choses photography as a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-21-2009
Replies: 20
Views: 1,650
Posted By WoolenMammoth
I dont mean this to be snarky at all, but if you...

I dont mean this to be snarky at all, but if you have to ask how or where to hire models, you have no reason to be spending money on hiring people. Seek out people to help you for free. Lots of...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-20-2009
Replies: 2,120
Views: 395,618
Posted By WoolenMammoth
if you dont self process there is little point in...

if you dont self process there is little point in bothering.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-20-2009
Replies: 30
Views: 2,346
Posted By WoolenMammoth
you can shoot at all speeds with the M6TTL, the...

you can shoot at all speeds with the M6TTL, the battery is just for the light meter (which isnt that great). If you tend to frame your subjects at frame edge, you might despise the finder, its not...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-19-2009
Replies: 30
Views: 2,346
Posted By WoolenMammoth
M4's have become my favorite. we all have our...

M4's have become my favorite.

we all have our ideas about what the leica look is all about, but for me the V3 summicron takes me directly there, just classic 1970's goodness. You can more than...
Forum: Optics Theory - 01-19-2009
Replies: 74
Views: 13,844
Posted By WoolenMammoth
for me personally, only one, it would most likely...

for me personally, only one, it would most likely be a summilux 1.4, the more I get into this lens, the more impressed I am and for shooting people, 1.4 is kinda the limit for me. Shallow depth of...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-19-2009
Replies: 76
Views: 5,859
Posted By WoolenMammoth
considering that the lens makes the photograph...

considering that the lens makes the photograph and the camera is just the light tight box that holds the film, its hard to see any logic beyond selecting the lens that will give you the look that you...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-19-2009
Replies: 32
Views: 2,786
Posted By WoolenMammoth
If we are talking resolution only here, being...

If we are talking resolution only here, being good at scanning doesnt enter into this, its just the mathematical limitation of the equipment in question.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-19-2009
Replies: 32
Views: 2,786
Posted By WoolenMammoth
I wish people would take a slightly sophisticated...

I wish people would take a slightly sophisticated step towards this issue. Its DSLR vs. Scanner, not DSLR vs film, the thing you are scanning has very little to do with it. Most people do not have...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-19-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 979
Posted By WoolenMammoth
super nice work Graham! dig your kitten. With...

super nice work Graham! dig your kitten. With the caliber of the stuff you have elected to show, I would work on a bit more of a narrative in your display, think you can make the images go 10 times...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 01-18-2009
Replies: 71
Views: 11,460
Posted By WoolenMammoth
I wonder how redundant this lens is to the 50/2,...

I wonder how redundant this lens is to the 50/2, looking at those photos, its hard to tell the two apart.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-18-2009
Replies: 44
Views: 4,990
Posted By WoolenMammoth
I have an elmar-M that wont mount on one of my...

I have an elmar-M that wont mount on one of my m4's. Goes on every other camera fine and that M4 mounts every other lens fine.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-18-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 1,391
Posted By WoolenMammoth
aye, what did I start :) I wanted to know if the...

aye, what did I start :)

I wanted to know if the lines are sized to show the crop factor or not. Now I know.

I ask because I wanted to see if they are the same, in fuction, to that of an M6. I...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-18-2009
Replies: 44
Views: 4,990
Posted By WoolenMammoth
I havent used either, just looking at stuff...

I havent used either, just looking at stuff online. the v4 look is way cooler. the asph has a totally different modern quality to it, I dont have any asph leica lenses so slightly leaning in that...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-18-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 1,294
Posted By WoolenMammoth
I would love to see that :)

I would love to see that :)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-18-2009
Replies: 44
Views: 4,990
Posted By WoolenMammoth
if anything, the asph might be too sharp. such a...

if anything, the asph might be too sharp. such a personal thing. been looking at alot of pictures form the v4 elmarit 28, totally torn between the two looks. the asph takes it for color though,...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 01-18-2009
Replies: 66
Views: 22,733
Posted By WoolenMammoth
none. its absolutely, positively a difference in...

none.

its absolutely, positively a difference in the glass.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 01-18-2009
Replies: 71
Views: 11,460
Posted By WoolenMammoth
yeah, thats what I was thinking, $400 ish.

yeah, thats what I was thinking, $400 ish.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 01-18-2009
Replies: 66
Views: 22,733
Posted By WoolenMammoth
there is nothing you are going to do thats going...

there is nothing you are going to do thats going to make a hex perform like the tele elmarit. Conversely, if you dont like the look of the TE, you are way out of luck as you are stuck with the heavy...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 01-18-2009
Replies: 71
Views: 11,460
Posted By WoolenMammoth
is that a fair price for this lens? seems kinda...

is that a fair price for this lens? seems kinda high to me...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-18-2009
Replies: 21
Views: 2,149
Posted By WoolenMammoth
x ray damage in my experience is not fogging but...

x ray damage in my experience is not fogging but vertical lines down the emulsion of the film like static. people at labs Ive spoken with over the years seem to share the same opinion. Not sure...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-18-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 1,189
Posted By WoolenMammoth
cant reccomend an M4 enough...

cant reccomend an M4 enough...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-17-2009
Replies: 44
Views: 4,990
Posted By WoolenMammoth
trying to debate whether or not its worth putting...

trying to debate whether or not its worth putting 28mm lines in an m4...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 01-17-2009
Replies: 66
Views: 22,733
Posted By WoolenMammoth
there is another discussion going on now about...

there is another discussion going on now about the tele elmarit where I compared these two lenses and this example totally sums up what I was saying. Looking at these two pictures, it suggests that...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-17-2009
Replies: 44
Views: 4,990
Posted By WoolenMammoth
does anyone know what frame lines this lens will...

does anyone know what frame lines this lens will bring up on a M2 or 4?
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-17-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 1,391
Posted By WoolenMammoth
M8 Framelines

Am I under the correct assumption that the M8 framelines do not match the crop exactly but are simply the same lines that are in a M7 or MP?
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-17-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 804
Posted By WoolenMammoth
foma films are fabulous. they have a classic...

foma films are fabulous. they have a classic emulsion that you cant really get from too many other places, if you are used to shooting kodak or fuji you might welcome the change.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-17-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 2,332
Posted By WoolenMammoth
nice shots Julien! where'd you take those?

nice shots Julien! where'd you take those?
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 01-17-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 2,269
Posted By WoolenMammoth
tom, is there a standard M2 rapidwinder or are...

tom, is there a standard M2 rapidwinder or are all the m2 winders m2-ixmoo winders?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-17-2009
Replies: 44
Views: 4,990
Posted By WoolenMammoth
wow, thats a nice looking lens. you can just go...

wow, thats a nice looking lens. you can just go full frame coverage for a .72 finder and a 28, right?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-16-2009
Replies: 68
Views: 4,145
Posted By WoolenMammoth
hmmm. thats food for thought. what developer...

hmmm. thats food for thought. what developer did you like for 820?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-16-2009
Replies: 68
Views: 4,145
Posted By WoolenMammoth
I used to meter hie at 200, I think you can do...

I used to meter hie at 200, I think you can do about the same with aura, as soon as it warms up Im testing it out.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-16-2009
Replies: 68
Views: 4,145
Posted By WoolenMammoth
wtf? dont let the winner know about efke aura...

wtf?

dont let the winner know about efke aura...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-16-2009
Replies: 36
Views: 2,504
Posted By WoolenMammoth
if you have a camera with a really swampy...

if you have a camera with a really swampy release, a soft release can be really nice. I thought all M's were alike until I got someone's time capsule M3 and the release on that is crisper than any...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-16-2009
Replies: 30
Views: 3,679
Posted By WoolenMammoth
with the amount of variables involved in...

with the amount of variables involved in printing, the only thing that "test" can vouch for is the ability of the print shop to print something big. Couldnt be more irrelevant and worthless in...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-15-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 5,861
Posted By WoolenMammoth
the bottom scan looks like what I expect out of...

the bottom scan looks like what I expect out of TMZ, a stock I used exclusively for a few years of busy work. It doesnt look underexposed, the scan looks like it hasnt been fussed with. Once you...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-15-2009
Replies: 18
Views: 1,757
Posted By WoolenMammoth
I guess that stuff is sooo subjective in regards...

I guess that stuff is sooo subjective in regards to what you are trying to convey with a portrait. I always like the hex better on women but when you want to go for some super heavy look, its pretty...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 01-15-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 2,000
Posted By WoolenMammoth
one of my favorite books. I wish there was more...

one of my favorite books. I wish there was more performance stuff in it, but my image of his skill completely changed when I looked at what his shooting ratio was like. There are very few throw...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-15-2009
Replies: 18
Views: 1,757
Posted By WoolenMammoth
I dont get much into mtf measurements and all...

I dont get much into mtf measurements and all that, but if this means anything, the tele elmarit looks like a tessar on steroids and the hex looks like a completely modern lens in comparison. Both...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 01-14-2009
Replies: 56
Views: 11,773
Posted By WoolenMammoth
I know, I dont have one, the meter would be...

I know, I dont have one, the meter would be entirely the reason. I really dont like shooting with a meter in a viewfinder anymore, so havent given in to that M5 lust. When I put a camera to my...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 01-14-2009
Replies: 56
Views: 11,773
Posted By WoolenMammoth
the CL has the best meter of any camera I have...

the CL has the best meter of any camera I have ever used.

I mostly hate my M6, but the loathing is directed at the accuracy of the framelines more than anything else.

An M4 cures all these woes.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-14-2009
Replies: 25
Views: 3,536
Posted By WoolenMammoth
absolutely totally not. its a sonnar for sure,...

absolutely totally not.

its a sonnar for sure, but it is most certainly a modern looking sonnar without question. Everyone looks like they have glass eyes with this lens, not an attribute Id give...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-13-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 877
Posted By WoolenMammoth
aye, maybe this is normal then... anyone have a...

aye, maybe this is normal then...

anyone have a developer they like with this? Judging by the results I got form FG-7, Im going to try microphen tomorrow, bet it'll be cool.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-13-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 877
Posted By WoolenMammoth
Neopan SS base color

I just developed a roll of Fuji Neopan SS, first time Ive ever worked with this stock. What is the natural base color of this film? The stuff I just pulled out of the tank is pink, much more pink...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-13-2009
Replies: 18
Views: 1,757
Posted By WoolenMammoth
the TE is an awesome lens but to compare it to...

the TE is an awesome lens but to compare it to the 90 Hex is not very fair. If you are talking about overall sharpenss to shoot bricks with, thats one thing, but the two lenses draw very very...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-12-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 909
Posted By WoolenMammoth
If you are looking for a sharp lens at full...

If you are looking for a sharp lens at full aperature, you will be bummed if you get a pre-asph 35 lux. If you are looking for an awesome lens at full aperature, nothing delivers quite like the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-11-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 711
Posted By WoolenMammoth
http://www.igorcamera.com/leica_accessories.htm

http://www.igorcamera.com/leica_accessories.htm
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-11-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 1,475
Posted By WoolenMammoth
there is between the two I have.

there is between the two I have.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-11-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 1,475
Posted By WoolenMammoth
the pre-asph lux is an insane lens. If the...

the pre-asph lux is an insane lens. If the relative worth was equal I would never consider swapping one for an asph...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-10-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 1,311
Posted By WoolenMammoth
Paris photo on Melrose in LA is incredibly...

Paris photo on Melrose in LA is incredibly consistent for E6. Kelton labs in NYC is probably the best I have seen for exhibition printing for silver prints. They do a fab job with negatives if you...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-10-2009
Replies: 34
Views: 16,305
Posted By WoolenMammoth
this is easily one of the better lenses you can...

this is easily one of the better lenses you can put on an M mount body. very modern look, almost too sharp wide open for female portraits and stupidly overbuilt quality construction. Ridiculous...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-10-2009
Replies: 52
Views: 5,735
Posted By WoolenMammoth
I dont have a digital camera and had no idea...

I dont have a digital camera and had no idea anything like this existed. Why on earth would anyone pay $300 for a photoshop action? Perhaps I take my ps skills for granted sometimes, but anyone...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-10-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 1,336
Posted By WoolenMammoth
sorry I overlooked that. In that case you are...

sorry I overlooked that. In that case you are probably right. They just stuck that lens on there for the auction. Certainly when you look at his body of work you *never* see the very obvious...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-10-2009
Replies: 31
Views: 2,632
Posted By WoolenMammoth
best observation on rff ever. nice post :)

best observation on rff ever.

nice post :)
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-10-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 1,336
Posted By WoolenMammoth
the real famous jim marshall m4 photo has a 35...

the real famous jim marshall m4 photo has a 35 lux on it.

http://members.lycos.co.uk/JemK/Pic-A-Week/marshall.htm

trust me on the xx. Its not good at 250 with diafine, but you can shoot in the...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 01-09-2009
Replies: 22
Views: 3,847
Posted By WoolenMammoth
In Amsterdam, the american book center on Spui...

In Amsterdam, the american book center on Spui and the book market there is definitely worth looking at. there is another shop a little north west in 9 streets which I can never remember the name of...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-09-2009
Replies: 31
Views: 2,632
Posted By WoolenMammoth
most everyone grew up watching movies that were...

most everyone grew up watching movies that were shot with Angenieux lenses. Amazing, amazing, amazing lenses. Would be truly wonderful to have that design available for a rangefinder.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-09-2009
Replies: 60
Views: 6,637
Posted By WoolenMammoth
is this worth debating? do whatever makes you...

is this worth debating?

do whatever makes you happy, or when appropriate, what the gallery requests of you.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 01-09-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 2,561
Posted By WoolenMammoth
tough project. If there was ever a city whose...

tough project.

If there was ever a city whose residents dont give a F about anything, its this one. Hysteria is carefully measured and dispensed...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-09-2009
Replies: 31
Views: 2,632
Posted By WoolenMammoth
I know this might be a little off topic for this...

I know this might be a little off topic for this post, but I see the sentiment that noct sales were fueled by the M8. Is there anyone that can explain this line of thinking to me as I simply dont...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-09-2009
Replies: 31
Views: 2,632
Posted By WoolenMammoth
people with money always have money. the thing...

people with money always have money.

the thing that will effect the bottom of the noctilux is when cosina makes a f1 lens for whomever at a reasonable price. I recently commented on this in another...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 01-09-2009
Replies: 47
Views: 3,313
Posted By WoolenMammoth
I printed one silver print this year. I scanned...

I printed one silver print this year.

I scanned several thousand film negative frames this year and did post one a few hundred of those. While I love printing, its entirely for myself. If people...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-09-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 1,336
Posted By WoolenMammoth
If you are going to rate neopan at 640, you might...

If you are going to rate neopan at 640, you might as well just shoot xx, in regards to exposure, both will perform the same.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 01-09-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 2,561
Posted By WoolenMammoth
seriously. anyone inspired by this work to come...

seriously. anyone inspired by this work to come here and shoot something similar will be grossly suprised by how sanitized this city has become. Hasn't looked like that in twenty years or more.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-08-2009
Replies: 43
Views: 3,551
Posted By WoolenMammoth
it is really silly IMO to debate this avenue. If...

it is really silly IMO to debate this avenue. If film is currently too expensive for you, it would have been equally prohibitive in 1995, 1983, 1976, 1962, 1955 etc. Its not like it got all...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-07-2009
Replies: 35
Views: 13,179
Posted By WoolenMammoth
nice shot!

nice shot!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-06-2009
Replies: 455
Views: 47,980
Posted By WoolenMammoth
this obviously is a creative decision. Is there...

this obviously is a creative decision. Is there anything positive to come from debating such an entirely subjective thing?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-06-2009
Replies: 455
Views: 47,980
Posted By WoolenMammoth
thanks, I dont have any software to read it. am...

thanks, I dont have any software to read it.

am I reading correctly that it doesnt say what aperature was used, just what the max aperature of the mounted lens was?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-06-2009
Replies: 455
Views: 47,980
Posted By WoolenMammoth
is there Exif data on the girl with the red...

is there Exif data on the girl with the red shirt? I dont have anything that can read that.... Completely curious.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-06-2009
Replies: 21
Views: 1,635
Posted By WoolenMammoth
Tom abrahams mentioned recently how the price of...

Tom abrahams mentioned recently how the price of the 21mm SA was effected when cosina built a comparable offering. It went from the only game in town suddenly to a lens that appealed to a certain...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-06-2009
Replies: 21
Views: 1,635
Posted By WoolenMammoth
if the market was booming right now, would the...

if the market was booming right now, would the return on a camera seem like a good investment? All this stuff is relative. I cant imagine buying this stuff not to use it. Cash in a shoe box under...
Forum: Optics Theory - 01-06-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 1,745
Posted By WoolenMammoth
I display all my work full frame regardless. ...

I display all my work full frame regardless. 40mm has always been my preferred focal length and is exactly what got me into rangefinders when I learned about the CL, which was my first leica. Its a...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-05-2009
Replies: 43
Views: 3,551
Posted By WoolenMammoth
man, Dale, thats bringing back memories. I shot...

man, Dale, thats bringing back memories. I shot a TON of that stuff. If I remember right I think they gave you the film free! That was my color film for years, forgot all about that. If anyone...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-05-2009
Replies: 455
Views: 47,980
Posted By WoolenMammoth
the photo of the girl in red is stunning. not...

the photo of the girl in red is stunning.

not for nothing, but I dont think it was shot at full aperature. You dont need a noctilux to make photos like that. You can do very similar with a...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-05-2009
Replies: 43
Views: 3,551
Posted By WoolenMammoth
certainly didnt mean to make that suggestion. ...

certainly didnt mean to make that suggestion. The two likely dont have anything to do with each other. If I had to guess I would think they sell more black and white film to the still market than...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-05-2009
Replies: 43
Views: 3,551
Posted By WoolenMammoth
yes, this is my point exactly. thanks bill!

yes, this is my point exactly. thanks bill!
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-05-2009
Replies: 43
Views: 3,551
Posted By WoolenMammoth
yes of course, several people here do, search out...

yes of course, several people here do, search out the 5222 thread, there's a ton of great info, probably actually the best source of info on the web if you want to use that film.

the color stock is...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-05-2009
Replies: 43
Views: 3,551
Posted By WoolenMammoth
wasnt suggesting that it would help. I shoot...

wasnt suggesting that it would help. I shoot probably %90 motion picture stock in my leicas but I have no illusions about the fact that Im in the minority. There have been several articles that I...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-05-2009
Replies: 43
Views: 3,551
Posted By WoolenMammoth
this has been the topic of discussions on a few...

this has been the topic of discussions on a few boards and nearly everyone is missing the fine print. If Ilford or Efke was speaking like this, it would be a big deal. But its not for Kodak or Fuji...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-04-2009
Replies: 2,120
Views: 395,618
Posted By WoolenMammoth
whoah, that looks awesome, kinda like a dialed...

whoah, that looks awesome, kinda like a dialed back 5222. thanks for posting those, I just bought a bunch of that auction. the bottom photo of the sculpture looks really really nice.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-04-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 1,166
Posted By WoolenMammoth
wish you could put one of those on a 4. boo.

wish you could put one of those on a 4. boo.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-04-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 4,130
Posted By WoolenMammoth
makes you wonder if it is his or a prop the...

makes you wonder if it is his or a prop the photographer handed him. who took that photo? Its awfully nice to be reposted without credit.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-04-2009
Replies: 25
Views: 2,108
Posted By WoolenMammoth
agreed. Ive worked in the dark for many many...

agreed. Ive worked in the dark for many many years and Ive always looked at anything faster than f/2 as effect, not as an aid to getting a shot I couldnt get at f2. The depth of field becomes so...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-04-2009
Replies: 25
Views: 2,108
Posted By WoolenMammoth
there is nothing like the summicron-c. I have...

there is nothing like the summicron-c. I have some really expensive lenses and the c is a constant reminder that price doesnt mean a whole hell of a lot. that lens will always be in my top 3. I...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-04-2009
Replies: 25
Views: 1,842
Posted By WoolenMammoth
I bought a "pristine" M6 a while ago. I dont...

I bought a "pristine" M6 a while ago. I dont have the respect for it that I do for my M2 and as such, have beat it intensely, dragging it into conditions that no camera should ever be dragged...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-04-2009
Replies: 2,120
Views: 395,618
Posted By WoolenMammoth
I used to run ddx 1-4 at around 7 minutes, thats...

I used to run ddx 1-4 at around 7 minutes, thats a good starting point to test. Its definitely expensive, but at 250 in bright sunlight, I liked it alot for this stock. Rodinal negs are flat, but...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-04-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 1,166
Posted By WoolenMammoth
these dont work on an M4 without modification,...

these dont work on an M4 without modification, right?
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-04-2009
Replies: 50
Views: 6,408
Posted By WoolenMammoth
nice photos on your blog Andreas!

nice photos on your blog Andreas!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-04-2009
Replies: 2,120
Views: 395,618
Posted By WoolenMammoth
nokton- making your own developer is some...

nokton-

making your own developer is some seriously bold stuff :) I could never put my finger on exactly what I didnt like about rodinal but I just never found it to work. DDX is marvelously...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-04-2009
Replies: 2,120
Views: 395,618
Posted By WoolenMammoth
seriously. people on this forum make way too...

seriously. people on this forum make way too much noise about how difficult it is. I load from 400 foot rolls in a changing bag and its just not any kind of big deal to even mention. I dont even...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-02-2009
Replies: 22
Views: 2,007
Posted By WoolenMammoth
which version summicron are you inquiring about? ...

which version summicron are you inquiring about? there are three 'crons that are kind of nothing like each other...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-02-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 674
Posted By WoolenMammoth
john, have you done a close comparison of photos...

john, have you done a close comparison of photos from both lenses? Ive always felt that the summarit has a bit of a finer delicacy to the lines it draws compared to the lux which feels chunkier. ...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-02-2009
Replies: 20
Views: 1,351
Posted By WoolenMammoth
I usually shoot tmz at 3200. For my use I dont...

I usually shoot tmz at 3200. For my use I dont like xtol or rodinal for this film at that speed, it softens things up too much, same with diafine. Ive found that ilford ddx really adds alot of...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-01-2009
Replies: 2,120
Views: 395,618
Posted By WoolenMammoth
man, that about made me cry, I would do anything...

man, that about made me cry, I would do anything for a few hundred feet of recording film, that stuff was insane.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-01-2009
Replies: 7,540
Views: 3,866,680
Posted By WoolenMammoth
jesus I thought I had too much gear. That just...

jesus I thought I had too much gear. That just absolved any guilt I might have had about four or five bodies that dont get as much action as they should.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-01-2009
Replies: 52
Views: 2,863
Posted By WoolenMammoth
pretty rough but in 2008 it looks like I shot...

pretty rough but in 2008 it looks like I shot roughly 1200 feet of 5222, so I guess thats about 210 rolls, 200 rolls of acros and another 100 rolls of ss, apx, tmz and fp200. busy year.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-01-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 1,085
Posted By WoolenMammoth
I can only comment on the two I have, the old one...

I can only comment on the two I have, the old one has a cla and the glass in totally clean and the negs look different, thats enough for me. I ultimately make the choice between the two based on...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-31-2008
Replies: 75
Views: 4,663
Posted By WoolenMammoth
I would disagree with this. The guy just went...

I would disagree with this. The guy just went out and took some pictures. The book is testament to the stuff he saw. When you take really good pictures, and do it consistently and can display that...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-31-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 1,085
Posted By WoolenMammoth
arent all the v2's black?

arent all the v2's black?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-31-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 1,067
Posted By WoolenMammoth
omg, that lens rules!! shoot someone with their...

omg, that lens rules!! shoot someone with their hair blowing in the wind and you'll be amazed at how fine that lens draws hair. Its a stellar lens. It definitely has the 60's look, but it is a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-31-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 1,085
Posted By WoolenMammoth
the 46mm slide out hood focuses to .7m The 43mm...

the 46mm slide out hood focuses to .7m The 43mm detach hood focuses to 1m. Many people have stated that both lenses are the same formula. May be sample variation, but I have both and definitely...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-31-2008
Replies: 75
Views: 4,663
Posted By WoolenMammoth
Robert Frank's work is fantastic and the book is...

Robert Frank's work is fantastic and the book is a real great collection. The thing that too many people miss with their idolotry is that the guy was just a photographer, just a dude with a camera. ...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 12-30-2008
Replies: 41
Views: 4,340
Posted By WoolenMammoth
agreed. fully.

agreed. fully.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 12-30-2008
Replies: 41
Views: 4,340
Posted By WoolenMammoth
the pictures on the flickr group look "good...

the pictures on the flickr group look "good enough" to me. They certainly dont look thousands of dollars less good enough than an M8 which on its best day looks "good enough" to me. Its a shame the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-29-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 993
Posted By WoolenMammoth
max, that black cron is in many ways my desert...

max, that black cron is in many ways my desert island lens, its going to be hard to top it. I have a new zeiss sonnar. its a fun lens and it does look very different. I dont consider it to be any...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-29-2008
Replies: 2,120
Views: 395,618
Posted By WoolenMammoth
that looks real nice. do you have to make edwal...

that looks real nice. do you have to make edwal 12 yourself or is it commercially available in a package? google didnt solve that one for me.

you get used to numbering, especially if you shoot...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-28-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 1,304
Posted By WoolenMammoth
you understand that flickr is searchable,...

you understand that flickr is searchable, yes?

if you cant/dont want to afford an asph, is the difference even relevant?
Forum: Travel 12-28-2008
Replies: 83
Views: 6,948
Posted By WoolenMammoth
I wouldnt be caught dead in argentina with a...

I wouldnt be caught dead in argentina with a camera bag... Bring what you can carry. If you have to ask a question to strangers about what to bring on a trip you obviously dont need it. I dont...
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