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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-28-2020
Replies: 77
Views: 2,606
Posted By crsantin
For years I used the 6mp Nikon D50. I loved that...

For years I used the 6mp Nikon D50. I loved that camera and it many ways it is all I needed really. The viewfinder was a bit small and ISO limit was 1600 otherwise it was a fine camera. I gave that...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 12-23-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 871
Posted By crsantin
Still using my original X100. I'm still quite...

Still using my original X100. I'm still quite happy with it. Lovely camera to use, especially the OVF.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-18-2019
Replies: 90
Views: 4,846
Posted By crsantin
Bravo. It's such a personal choice isn't it?...

Bravo. It's such a personal choice isn't it? Everything comes to an end. Sometimes we get to choose when that happens. I'm sure you will continue to document and shoot those people and events that...
Forum: Film vs Digital 12-12-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 895
Posted By crsantin
I wouldn't worry about Mike Johnston's opinion,...

I wouldn't worry about Mike Johnston's opinion, it's not important. Tastes are very personal. I quite like digital black and white and I love film as well. If you've found something that satisfies...
Forum: Fuji X Series 11-05-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,139
Posted By crsantin
People seem to forget about the XT-1. Superior...

People seem to forget about the XT-1. Superior viewfinder to the X-E2 and a better handling camera imo. Also some weather sealing and a very comfortable grip.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-29-2019
Replies: 86
Views: 9,964
Posted By crsantin
My Nikon I own an FE, FM, F90x, F80, and F100. If...

My Nikon I own an FE, FM, F90x, F80, and F100. If I had to pick just one it would be the FE. I need to use it more often. I have too many cameras but I can't bring myself to part with any of them.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-13-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 742
Posted By crsantin
If you want a prime you won't do much better than...

If you want a prime you won't do much better than the 50mm 1.8 AF-D. Cheap and great image quality. If you are ok with manual focusing on the F90x then the 50mm 1.8 series E is fantastic and also...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 09-13-2019
Replies: 60
Views: 8,344
Posted By crsantin
I still use my original X100. I've never felt the...

I still use my original X100. I've never felt the need to upgrade to the newer models. It really is a joy to use. Aperture on the lens, ISO set to the function button. I have my jpegs set to black...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-25-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 502
Posted By crsantin
Good info Vince. I live in the Toronto area and...

Good info Vince. I live in the Toronto area and I've tried looking for someone with no luck.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-25-2019
Replies: 163
Views: 6,103
Posted By crsantin
Olympus Stylus mjuII fits easily. Sony RX100 fits...

Olympus Stylus mjuII fits easily. Sony RX100 fits easily. Both great cameras with great IQ.
Forum: RFF News 12-20-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 1,279
Posted By crsantin
I was never a fan of Gilden's ambush approach to...

I was never a fan of Gilden's ambush approach to his subjects. This seems to be a bit of a different approach so I'm interested in finding out more. I have mixed feelings about the samples found on...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-14-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 889
Posted By crsantin
Yes I'm aware of this quirk. I don't think that's...

Yes I'm aware of this quirk. I don't think that's my problem as I never use the self timer. I don't think anything got accidentally bumped. I've used the camera for years without issue. If I can't...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-14-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 889
Posted By crsantin
It shoots 220 as well as 120. I've been shooting...

It shoots 220 as well as 120. I've been shooting 120 with it for years with great results. I'll attempt to repair it myself. If that doesn't work then I will look for another.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-14-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 889
Posted By crsantin
When I depress the shutter button, it does go...

When I depress the shutter button, it does go down but there is no click or snick. Something releases as I am able to advance the film but it doesn't sound or feel right at all. I will have a look at...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-12-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 889
Posted By crsantin
Yaschica repair

Hello everyone,

The shutter on my Yashica 24 has broken. Does anyone know of a good camera repair shop/person in the Toronto, Canada area that can do such a repair? I've been searching and haven't...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-12-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 858
Posted By crsantin
Yes to the ND filter. Use slowest film possible...

Yes to the ND filter. Use slowest film possible if you are in a sunny location. I have to keep some basic instructions with me because I can't remember the incredibly strange and difficult menu...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 11-13-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1,920
Posted By crsantin
No flickering in the viewfinder but my film...

No flickering in the viewfinder but my film counter blinks. It's a wonderful camera and the 45mm lens is probably my favourite lens ever. It gives wonderful results. I have too many cameras and my...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 11-07-2017
Replies: 37
Views: 3,217
Posted By crsantin
From time to time I still use my Oly EP-2 and...

From time to time I still use my Oly EP-2 and EPL-1. When I use them I am always pleasantly surprised with the image quality. Not good for higher ISO work but otherwise they are still very nice...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 08-26-2017
Replies: 20
Views: 1,015
Posted By crsantin
I once mistakenly developed with fixer and the...

I once mistakenly developed with fixer and the roll came out completely blank and clean like you're describing. I don't have any experience with your developers. I use Ilfosol 3 and it has a very...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 05-17-2017
Replies: 45
Views: 3,497
Posted By crsantin
I took a trip to Florida last year and brought...

I took a trip to Florida last year and brought only my Oly EP-2 with the Panny 14mm 2.5. Nothing else. I was very happy with the images and did not feel like I missed out by not having other...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 05-08-2017
Replies: 89
Views: 13,694
Posted By crsantin
I picked one up a few months ago very cheap. ...

I picked one up a few months ago very cheap. With the latest firmware it is fairly responsive but I wouldn't call it fast. Image quality is quite good. The onboard flash works surprisingly well...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-24-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 2,205
Posted By crsantin
I use a 32 gig card in my x100. No issues. ...

I use a 32 gig card in my x100. No issues. Write times aren't the greatest but it's an older camera.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-19-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 1,099
Posted By crsantin
As others have already stated, pack it in your...

As others have already stated, pack it in your carry on bag and you wont have any issues. I have had film x rayed at least 4-6 times through the carry on screening process and never had an issue...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-02-2016
Replies: 36
Views: 5,112
Posted By crsantin
F80 for $20. They had two of them in the store...

F80 for $20. They had two of them in the store and I am sorry I only picked up the one. Most recently an F90x for $30, with the data back. I have way too many Nikon SLRs now and cannot possibly...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-27-2016
Replies: 45
Views: 7,206
Posted By crsantin
I tend to shoot FP4 at 200 and develop with...

I tend to shoot FP4 at 200 and develop with Ilfosol 3. Development time is recommended at 4:15 if shooting at 125. So either I go to 5:00 at 200 or I use warmer water and stick to 4:15. This tends...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-23-2016
Replies: 11
Views: 1,801
Posted By crsantin
Yes I double checked the manual and you are...

Yes I double checked the manual and you are correct. Slot C can do up to 4 slides at once with the proper holder. Mine came with holder A for 35mm and holder B for 120mm up to 6x9.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-23-2016
Replies: 11
Views: 1,801
Posted By crsantin
A is for 35mm film B for 120mm, holds 2 6x6...

A is for 35mm film
B for 120mm, holds 2 6x6 frames with the holder
C is for 6x9, the largest size you can scan with the V500 using a holder, though I do not have that holder as I have no 6x9 camera...
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 01-26-2016
Replies: 2
Views: 6,246
Posted By crsantin
Did this happen with the 16-50 kit lens attached?...

Did this happen with the 16-50 kit lens attached? I have had problems with mine...screeching coming from the lens, lens refusing to focus etc. Usually shutting down the camera takes care of it and...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-06-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 2,176
Posted By crsantin
Still use mine regularly. Wonderful camera, even...

Still use mine regularly. Wonderful camera, even with Nikon's older MF lenses.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-29-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 2,407
Posted By crsantin
Lcd bleed or fade is pretty normal for cameras...

Lcd bleed or fade is pretty normal for cameras using this old technology. I dont have an F3 but I do use a couple of Contax G1 bodies which also have lcd displays. Both work fine but the lcd bleed...
Forum: The Angry Photographer - YouTube's Ken Wheeler 09-14-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 6,667
Posted By crsantin
Been following you on YT for a while now Ken. ...

Been following you on YT for a while now Ken. You mentioned that you were picking up a Fuji mirrorless camera. Did you end up getting one and if so which one? Care to share any thoughts about the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-01-2015
Replies: 60
Views: 5,681
Posted By crsantin
I really don't worry about pro bodies or amateur...

I really don't worry about pro bodies or amateur bodies. I buy what I can afford and what makes shooting enjoyable. That's all really. My needs are simple ones and my photography is simple as...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-30-2015
Replies: 130
Views: 14,353
Posted By crsantin
I have an F80, F90x, and F100 as well as some...

I have an F80, F90x, and F100 as well as some manual focus Nikons. The F80 is terrific. Very light, good viewfinder, good autofocus, very smooth shutter and film advance. Really it has everything...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-09-2015
Replies: 47
Views: 4,782
Posted By crsantin
The little Nikon V1. At ISO 800 there is a very...

The little Nikon V1. At ISO 800 there is a very nice grain in the images that remains consistent right through to 3200. The more I use this camera the more I appreciate what it is capable of,...
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 05-08-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 6,318
Posted By crsantin
I have the MKI. Amazing little camera. IQ is...

I have the MKI. Amazing little camera. IQ is good enough to replace my DSLR, especially for travel. Now I usually bring one film camera with me and my RX100 tucked away in my pocket. There are...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-06-2015
Replies: 44
Views: 6,958
Posted By crsantin
I only use Epson Scan now, the version that came...

I only use Epson Scan now, the version that came with the V500. I tried Vuescan and was never happy with the results, they always appeared softer and less detailed than what Epson Scan gives me. I...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-05-2015
Replies: 44
Views: 6,958
Posted By crsantin
Well I am no expert but I will share with you...

Well I am no expert but I will share with you what I know. I have used a V500 for about 3 years now.

A couple of things come to mind looking at your sample. Something is definitely off, 120 film...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-14-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 2,054
Posted By crsantin
Very nice. You are off to a much better start...

Very nice. You are off to a much better start than I ever was. I struggled quite a bit with my first 10 rolls or so until I got a better understanding of everything. Shoot, it took me an hour to...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-08-2015
Replies: 118
Views: 14,979
Posted By crsantin
Yup, I paid $15 for mine a few months ago. It...

Yup, I paid $15 for mine a few months ago. It looks almost new. They had another one for the same price, I should have bought it too. It's a great camera, everything you need and nothing you...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 04-06-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 2,854
Posted By crsantin
Very nice work. Interesting compositions and...

Very nice work. Interesting compositions and perspectives. This is the type of street photography or travel photography that I enjoy most.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 12-30-2014
Replies: 71
Views: 14,473
Posted By crsantin
very clever

very clever
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-06-2014
Replies: 93
Views: 6,887
Posted By crsantin
Nikon FE with a 50mm 1.8 series E lens will get...

Nikon FE with a 50mm 1.8 series E lens will get you what you want for $150 or less. As someone mentioned earlier, an F100 is a hell of a camera and not too big with a 50 1.8 but perhaps a bit too...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 10-29-2014
Replies: 39
Views: 4,809
Posted By crsantin
I've been slightly underexposing for the past...

I've been slightly underexposing for the past year and I find it gives me better skies, clouds, tree and buildings etc, basically anything not on ground level. Shadows are not an issue for most...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-06-2014
Replies: 47
Views: 11,149
Posted By crsantin
What are you using to fix the negative to the...

What are you using to fix the negative to the tablet to keep it flat? Are you simply taping the edge?
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-06-2014
Replies: 47
Views: 11,149
Posted By crsantin
Ok thanks, it makes sense. I'll give it a try...

Ok thanks, it makes sense. I'll give it a try once I have my digital scanning rig set up.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-05-2014
Replies: 47
Views: 11,149
Posted By crsantin
What film is this in your sample? How do you...

What film is this in your sample? How do you deal with the orange mask of colour negative? Black and white would be a simple inversion but what about colour? Your set-up seems very effective and...
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 10-05-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 6,781
Posted By crsantin
If legacy lenses and mf are your thing, then of...

If legacy lenses and mf are your thing, then of the 3 cameras I would get the Nex 6. I don't think more megapixels with some of the older lenses will make you any happier than the 16mp of the 6. ...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-28-2014
Replies: 41
Views: 4,828
Posted By crsantin
If it's yellow it's still good. Once it turns a...

If it's yellow it's still good. Once it turns a deep amber, a burned look, it's no good. It happens quickly. I've never used Ilfosol older than about 5 weeks.

I have developed tri-x at 1600 with...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-28-2014
Replies: 41
Views: 4,828
Posted By crsantin
I use Ilfosol 3, a one-shot developer, and push...

I use Ilfosol 3, a one-shot developer, and push HP5 to 1600 when desired. It's a good developer but once opened it has a short shelf life, about 4 weeks before it starts to turn which is easy to...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-28-2014
Replies: 41
Views: 4,828
Posted By crsantin
While I use other films, HP5 is my first choice...

While I use other films, HP5 is my first choice and most used film. It is very easy to work with, dries nice and flat, scans nicely. I use Ilford chemicals and processing methods, never had a...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-20-2014
Replies: 590
Views: 68,327
Posted By crsantin
A perfectly clean and seemingly unused Nikon F80...

A perfectly clean and seemingly unused Nikon F80 from the clearance bin at the local camera shop...$10. They had two of them, I should have bought them both. It does most of what my F100 does and...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 06-14-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 694
Posted By crsantin
You may be better off simply buying another body....

You may be better off simply buying another body. The first one I bought, for less than $100, has a shutter issue...the camera focuses fine but the shutter will not fire. I contacted TOCAD and they...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-13-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 2,301
Posted By crsantin
I've used them all in 35mm but generally prefer...

I've used them all in 35mm but generally prefer HP5 and Delta 400. HP5 is so easy to work with, to shoot and develop, it's hard to screw it up. Delta 400 has a nice creamy tonality to it that I...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-02-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 4,011
Posted By crsantin
Done that a few times. I've also developed film,...

Done that a few times. I've also developed film, luckily only 1 roll, in stop bath and couldn't figure out why the roll came out blank. :rolleyes: I've lost some shots that I didn't want to lose...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 03-28-2014
Replies: 50
Views: 4,054
Posted By crsantin
No hood no filter. All the time. I would never...

No hood no filter. All the time. I would never ever put a filter over a lens. Hoods I would use but if I don't have one handy I don't care.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-26-2014
Replies: 54
Views: 5,049
Posted By crsantin
My Nikon F100. I absolutely love the camera but...

My Nikon F100. I absolutely love the camera but it's just too big and heavy to lug everywhere. I've switched to a Contax G1 and 45mm for now. The G1 and its small lenses is much easier to toss...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 02-10-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 5,225
Posted By crsantin
It depends how you want to use the camera. ...

It depends how you want to use the camera. Outdoors or in decent light you will be quite happy with the files even with the original 14-42mm kit lens. If you are shooting things that move then you...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-07-2014
Replies: 9,248
Views: 923,374
Posted By crsantin
Contax G1 green label. I need to source a lens...

Contax G1 green label. I need to source a lens now, probably start with the 45mm f2.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-24-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 4,714
Posted By crsantin
An FG with some series e lenses is a terrific...

An FG with some series e lenses is a terrific small combo. I have the 28mm, 50mm and 100mm series e lenses and I love them all. Even the 100mm 2.8 is very compact. All produce excellent results. ...
Forum: Digital Compacts 01-13-2014
Replies: 87
Views: 39,060
Posted By crsantin
The black and whites from this camera look an...

The black and whites from this camera look an awful lot like 35mm film, an awful lot, and I can't think of a single other digital camera that can do that. I think I'm going to have to pick one of...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-07-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 2,416
Posted By crsantin
Ilford HP5 develops very nicely in Ilfosol 3. It...

Ilford HP5 develops very nicely in Ilfosol 3. It pushes really well to 1600 (I've not tried it at 3200). As much as I love Tri-x, in 35mm it arcs terribly and never really goes flat, making...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-13-2013
Replies: 58
Views: 9,509
Posted By crsantin
The Nikon 35mm 2.8 AI doesn't seem to get much...

The Nikon 35mm 2.8 AI doesn't seem to get much love, but I love mine. It's sharp, compact and dirt cheap.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 11-09-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 7,806
Posted By crsantin
Thank you. Useful review. I`m currently looking...

Thank you. Useful review. I`m currently looking for one of these cameras and doing my research. How does it handle the focus and recompose technique.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-17-2013
Replies: 9,248
Views: 923,374
Posted By crsantin
I just bought my 2nd Olympus Stylus Epic. I love...

I just bought my 2nd Olympus Stylus Epic. I love that little camera, awesome lens...now I have a spare.
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 10-16-2013
Replies: 176
Views: 20,863
Posted By crsantin
While I find the camera interesting, it has quite...

While I find the camera interesting, it has quite possibly the worst sounding shutter I have ever heard, so much so that I probably couldn't own one and use it. Yes, that horrendous shutter would be...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-14-2013
Replies: 193
Views: 36,338
Posted By crsantin
My Nikon F100 has wonderful focusing, very fast...

My Nikon F100 has wonderful focusing, very fast and reliable. I paid a little over $100 for mine in great shape, put my 50mm 1.8 afd on it and haven't taken it off since. I will own an F6 one day.
Forum: RFF Polls 10-12-2013
Replies: 261
Views: 31,273
Posted By crsantin
My Nikon D50, bought in 2006. 6mp of glory. ...

My Nikon D50, bought in 2006. 6mp of glory. It's a great camera. I use it all the time.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-10-2013
Replies: 75
Views: 7,082
Posted By crsantin
A Nikon FE and a trio of series E lenses will do...

A Nikon FE and a trio of series E lenses will do you nicely and be very compact and light, with excellent image quality. The 28mm 2.8, 50mm 1.8 and 100mm 2.8 are very compact, well-built, and offer...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-28-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 2,656
Posted By crsantin
Hmm, that is disturbing. Is Florida like that...

Hmm, that is disturbing. Is Florida like that now? I was there last summer, in Fort Lauderdale, and shot a lot, didn't have a single issue or a dirty look. It might just have been an asshole cop...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 07-24-2013
Replies: 221
Views: 16,994
Posted By crsantin
I shoot both film and digital though my...

I shoot both film and digital though my preference is for film. Hard to describe other than I prefer the way film renders an image. Digital looks too sharp and too vivid. Blue skies in a digital...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-29-2013
Replies: 2,578
Views: 500,433
Posted By crsantin
From my most recent roll of Fuji Acros 100 and an...

From my most recent roll of Fuji Acros 100 and an Olympus Stylus Epic
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-28-2013
Replies: 3,801
Views: 319,515
Posted By crsantin
An Olympus Stylus Epic DLX, loaded with Fuji...

An Olympus Stylus Epic DLX, loaded with Fuji Acros 100.
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