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Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-30-2019
Replies: 108
Views: 37,096
Posted By Skiff
There is also a lab now "in the middle of the...

There is also a lab now "in the middle of the Atlantic", on the Azores islands!!
They are doing C41, SW and E6. At very low...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-26-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,262
Posted By Skiff
Not so far, fortunately. But the Kodak 120 stock...

Not so far, fortunately. But the Kodak 120 stock I have is still the one with the former backing paper version.

As much as I like TMY-2 or Portra 160 in 120, I really appreciate the unsurpassed...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-24-2019
Replies: 110
Views: 3,864
Posted By Skiff
That could be possible. Another reason which...

That could be possible.
Another reason which could keep the price level relatively high: Some repair specialists are now focussing on these cameras fixing defunct electronics,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-16-2019
Replies: 62
Views: 1,565
Posted By Skiff
Yes, because the color rendition is unique....

Yes, because the color rendition is unique. Probably from the same factory which is producing the Lomo Purple and Turquois for Lomo: When Lomo Purple was introduced they published some pictures from...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-11-2019
Replies: 129
Views: 2,869
Posted By Skiff
+1. That means an updated F6. You just have to...

+1.
That means an updated F6.
You just have to implement the capability for the new "E" type lenses. These lenses can currently only be used at open aperture with the F6 (same is valid for pre D3...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-15-2019
Replies: 69
Views: 2,084
Posted By Skiff
Look at the last sentence from one of the biggest...

Look at the last sentence from one of the biggest European scanner distributors:
https://filmscanner.info/en/PlustekOpticFilm120.html

"Since we and lots of our customers had many problems with the...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-15-2019
Replies: 69
Views: 2,084
Posted By Skiff
Looks like they have put the wrong picture...

Looks like they have put the wrong picture online.
Because, quote from their test results:
"The reflecta RPS 10M boasts an effective resolution of 4300 ppi, thus reaching a solid 86% of its nominal...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-15-2019
Replies: 69
Views: 2,084
Posted By Skiff
For the internet sharing scene you don't need X1...

For the internet sharing scene you don't need X1 or X5 quality level scans: Computer monitors with their extremely low resolution and inferior halftone reproduction are the bottlenecks and limiting...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-15-2019
Replies: 69
Views: 2,084
Posted By Skiff
The Reflekta RPS 10 M delivers a picture quality...

The Reflekta RPS 10 M delivers a picture quality level even a bit higher compared to Coolscan V and 5000:
https://filmscanner.info/en/ReflectaRPS10M.html
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-15-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 271
Posted By Skiff
In several years of the last decade Bangkok was...

In several years of the last decade Bangkok was even the most visited city in the world!
Very nice to see that as a film photographer you are "safe" there concerning lab options: 18 labs, holy moly,...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-14-2019
Replies: 69
Views: 2,084
Posted By Skiff
Then be lucky. I know lots of customers who have...

Then be lucky.
I know lots of customers who have had severe problems, which could not be solved. The problems have been discussed in lots of forums, by the way, including...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-14-2019
Replies: 69
Views: 2,084
Posted By Skiff
No, it is not at all. The problems with the...

No, it is not at all.
The problems with the discontinued one are well documented (mainly to get a consistent and precise focus). When a double digit number of your customers is unsatiesfied and ship...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-14-2019
Replies: 69
Views: 2,084
Posted By Skiff
No, because there simply is no real lack of...

No, because there simply is no real lack of scanners in the market currently.
FUD in forums and the market reality are two completely different things.
We see increasing demand for film, and the film...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-14-2019
Replies: 69
Views: 2,084
Posted By Skiff
They simply do want a very good product that...

They simply do want a very good product that works for the customer. And development of such a product takes its time.
Better to wait a little bit having a flawless product than being too early on...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-14-2019
Replies: 69
Views: 2,084
Posted By Skiff
I have to disagree here. Drum scanners have been...

I have to disagree here. Drum scanners have been state of the art in the industry for decades, and even in the printing industry when high quality was needed. As you can put lots of negative / slides...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-12-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 3,112
Posted By Skiff
They of course won't. Acros was offered...

They of course won't. Acros was offered worldwide, and of course Acros II will be also offered worldwide. They sold much more Acros outside Japan than in Japan.
But as Japan is their home market...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-12-2019
Replies: 69
Views: 2,084
Posted By Skiff
Well, FB groups are not always reliable...

Well, FB groups are not always reliable sources.......;).
You remember all those "experts" in such groups who have claimed even until last week that Fujifilm "has stopped film production" :D.
Again...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-12-2019
Replies: 69
Views: 2,084
Posted By Skiff
No, they are not the last two high end film...

No, they are not the last two high end film scanners in production.
ICG is producing new real (not virtual like Hasselblad) drum scanners. They also deliver better quality compared to the Hasselblads...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-11-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 3,112
Posted By Skiff
Normally no one. At least no one with a rational...

Normally no one. At least no one with a rational mind.
Those who have liked Acros can be happy.
Also those young photographers who so far haven't had the chance to try it because it was sold out...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-17-2019
Replies: 123
Views: 3,065
Posted By Skiff
In Fujifilm's last fiscal year, which ended 31th...

In Fujifilm's last fiscal year, which ended 31th March 2019, they sold 10 (!!) million instax cameras.
Instax is now the most successful camera type, significantly surpasssing digital compact...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-15-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,653
Posted By Skiff
Yes, Nikon is producing new F6. We've just...

Yes, Nikon is producing new F6. We've just recently discussed that here:
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=166042
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-12-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 6,693
Posted By Skiff
Not correct. There is one on the global list. But...

Not correct. There is one on the global list. But two available fresh. Pro 160 NS is currently offered in the markets where demand for this film is.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-12-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 6,693
Posted By Skiff
Correct. No more discontinuations.

Correct. No more discontinuations.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-12-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 6,693
Posted By Skiff
The following: - Fujicolor C200 135-36 - Superia...

The following:
- Fujicolor C200 135-36
- Superia X-Tra 400 135-36
- Pro 400H 135-36 and 120
- Velvia 50 135-36 and 120
- Velvia 100 135-36, 120, 4x5", 8x10"
- Provia 100F 135-36, 120, 4x5",...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-12-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 6,693
Posted By Skiff
No. Superia Venus 800 is Superia X-Tra 800. I've...

No.
Superia Venus 800 is Superia X-Tra 800. I've tested both side by side. With the discontuniation notice of X-Tra 800 it was clear that the Venus packaging of this film will follow.



No. They...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-11-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 6,693
Posted By Skiff
@brbo @Jan The consumer and film division has...

@brbo
@Jan
The consumer and film division has reported a loss of 19 million dollars (see page 93). That is right, but you both overlook a point:
For us as photographers it is of main interest whether...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-11-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 6,693
Posted By Skiff
Both Kodak Alaris and Fujifilm reported...

Both Kodak Alaris and Fujifilm reported increasing demand last Photokina. For C41 and E6. The number of labs also offering E6 is increasing. Tetenal is working on additional 1L E6 kits because of...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-11-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 6,693
Posted By Skiff
Not a surprise at all. The news is almost 1 1/2...

Not a surprise at all. The news is almost 1 1/2 years old that Fuji had to stop ISO 800 film production.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-10-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 328
Posted By Skiff
1. I've done sensitometrc tests, evaluated the...

1. I've done sensitometrc tests, evaluated the characteristic curves. Scans of the grey zone pictures wouldn't help anyone at all ;).
2. I've done some resolution tests. Scans of them are a waste of...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-10-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 760
Posted By Skiff
Because he is an honest gentleman not commenting...

Because he is an honest gentleman not commenting on products of competitors.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-10-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 6,693
Posted By Skiff
Here it is said very clear, that it is simply the...

Here it is said very clear, that it is simply the former worldwide price announcement from some weeks...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-10-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 6,693
Posted By Skiff
That is just exactly that increase which was...

That is just exactly that increase which was announced some weeks ago in English for the non-Japanese, worldwide market.
So nothing new, just the same announcement now in Japanese for the home market.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-10-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 760
Posted By Skiff
I didn't want to go to far into all the details...

I didn't want to go to far into all the details in my post above, but probably its necessary:
1. There was the former pre-war Rodinal R09 formulation. That had been produced by Calbe in Germany quite...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-09-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 328
Posted By Skiff
Well, HR DEV, Atomal and DD-X give the highest...

Well, HR DEV, Atomal and DD-X give the highest effective speed (EI 40/17°). FX-39 II has a little bit less speed (EI 32/16°), but wonderful sharpness and acutance. HR DEV has also good sharpness.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-09-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 760
Posted By Skiff
The article is wrong. R09 is not the same....

The article is wrong. R09 is not the same. Similar, but not the same.
And R09 is not made by compard. It is only bottled by compard. Compard is not a chemical manufacturer, they are a finishing /...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-09-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 328
Posted By Skiff
The ADOX HR DEV developer can also be used for...

The ADOX HR DEV developer can also be used for all other films.
I've got very good results with HR-50 film in HR DEV, but also developed in DD-X, FX-39 II and Atomal.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-09-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 760
Posted By Skiff
Only ADOX Rodinal is made of the original, latest...

Only ADOX Rodinal is made of the original, latest Agfa Rodinal formula by Agfa in Germany.
All other clones are slightly different.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-07-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 479
Posted By Skiff
New Technology and Products: ADOX CAPTURA

Again very positive news from ADOX:
New powder chemistry without dust:

https://www.photrio.com/forum/threads/introducing-adox-captura-dust-binding-technology.167296/
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-07-2019
Replies: 181
Views: 30,169
Posted By Skiff
On facebook in the F6 user group a new member has...

On facebook in the F6 user group a new member has just recently bought a brand new F6 with serial no. 35714.
That is the highest serial number I've seen so far.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-19-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 1,867
Posted By Skiff
I know this store much much better than you. I am...

I know this store much much better than you. I am a regular customer. I've never experienced there that Kodak film was out of stock. Never.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-19-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 1,867
Posted By Skiff
Simply your own fault. In Rome there is the...

Simply your own fault. In Rome there is the wonderful, film photography only store 'ars-imago'
http://www.ars-imago.com/index.php?language=en
And they offer the full line of Kodak films, too.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-19-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 6,693
Posted By Skiff
All of them except Acros are still around. And...

All of them except Acros are still around. And that new packaging design was six years ago. Quite a long time. Due to my sources problems with the availability of raw materials caused the end of...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-19-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 6,693
Posted By Skiff
I doubt that. Because it would not make economic...

I doubt that. Because it would not make economic sense at all to give this film a complete new packaging (with a complete new design) - as it was done last year. Why invest much money in a product...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-19-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 6,693
Posted By Skiff
Thanks. So when the Japanese market has shown a...

Thanks.
So when the Japanese market has shown a preference for Superia Premium, it would make sense for Fujifilm to concentrate on that product in that market.
And offer the other products in the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-19-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 6,693
Posted By Skiff
I doubt that that is really the case on a global...

I doubt that that is really the case on a global scale.
What I do know is - explained to me by big film distribution companies - that sometimes films with short guarantee dates are collected by...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-19-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 6,693
Posted By Skiff
But there is Superia Premium 400 offered in...

But there is Superia Premium 400 offered in Japan. Maybe the same film. I've only used Superia X-Tra 400 so far, excellent film. But I did not a direct comparison to Superia Premium, because it was...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-19-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 6,693
Posted By Skiff
Exactly. It is as I said.

Exactly. It is as I said.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-19-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 6,693
Posted By Skiff
Those doom and gloom prayers who assert that...

Those doom and gloom prayers who assert that Fujifilm has stopped film production long ago have never given the smallest proof at all for that. Never ever.

These guys simply have no clue at all...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-19-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 6,693
Posted By Skiff
Prove it. Post it here. Otherwise it is again...

Prove it. Post it here. Otherwise it is again just another misinformation by you.

I've been at Photokina when this camera was introduced. And this text was not published. And I've never seen it in...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-15-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,687
Posted By Skiff
Exactly, it is not hard. The manufacturers have...

Exactly, it is not hard. The manufacturers have the data for their company, and presented it to investors:
- Ilford has got an investor in 2015, a private equity group
- Film Ferrania has got an...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-15-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,687
Posted By Skiff
As a long term customer for decades I've built a...

As a long term customer for decades I've built a trustful relationsship to their staff responsible for distribution. No current disco list. The film programme is as it was presentd at Photokina.

...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-15-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,687
Posted By Skiff
Both already had scaled down to fit the lowest...

Both already had scaled down to fit the lowest demand some time ago when demand was at its all time low.
Now with increasing demand they most probably can keep the lines running.
Kodak is...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-15-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,687
Posted By Skiff
They were on the internal list for...

They were on the internal list for discontinuation, but then Fujifilm cancelled that decision and kept them in the line because of the positive market changes.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-15-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 6,693
Posted By Skiff
Wrong. Again. That text has never been published...

Wrong. Again.
That text has never been published before by Fujifilm.

And it has not been so far presented in such a prominent way on the biggest photo fair Photokina. But last year at Photokina...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-15-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,687
Posted By Skiff
That was the number for the North American market...

That was the number for the North American market only.
The global market had its peak in 1999/2000 with about 3 billion rolls (source: Fujifilm Japan), and/or according to the PMA in 2001/2002 with...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-15-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,687
Posted By Skiff
Provia 100F in 8x10" and Velvia 100 in 4x5" and...

Provia 100F in 8x10" and Velvia 100 in 4x5" and 8x10".
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-15-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 6,693
Posted By Skiff
This lie is running around for quite some...

This lie is running around for quite some time.
But it is easy to identify this as a lie:
1. Big film manufacturers do not freeze film!! None of them is doing that!
Because:
- it is much too...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-15-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,687
Posted By Skiff
It has been presented here again and again. But...

It has been presented here again and again. But the facts are always ignored by the doom-and-gloom prayers. Just look in the history of this subforum, there are several threads about new labs. Some...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-13-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,687
Posted By Skiff
That is not true. There is lots of...

That is not true.
There is lots of evidence.
Clever people just do the obvious: They talk to the people who know the market numbers: Film manufacturers, film distributors and lab owners.
A group of...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-12-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,687
Posted By Skiff
Same here: Before I started processing color at...

Same here: Before I started processing color at home some years ago, too (have done that with BW since my youth), I send out my color films via mail order to the best labs in my country. Not a single...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-12-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 582
Posted By Skiff
And ADOX is making further progress in...

And ADOX is making further progress in construction of their new, second factory building at their headquarter in Germany:

http://www.adox.de/Photo/progress-in-march-and-april/
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-12-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,687
Posted By Skiff
C41 and E6 at home is even easier than BW,...

C41 and E6 at home is even easier than BW, because these processes are standardised. No problem to get perfect quality (even better compared to prof. labs), especially with a JOBO processor. It's...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-12-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 877
Posted By Skiff
Of course the Nikon F6 is still in production....

Of course the Nikon F6 is still in production. We've just recently talked about that topic:
https://rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=166042

If you want to know which products are...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-11-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,722
Posted By Skiff
O.k. In all your endless wisdom you have multiple...

O.k. In all your endless wisdom you have multiple times explained to all us idiots here (I have also been one of those participants of the rff member meeting at Photokina who have talked to the film...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-08-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,542
Posted By Skiff
Yes, that is right. But they are completely...

Yes, that is right.
But they are completely dependent on the real manufacturers who are producing for them. And that can be problematic: We've just recently seen that with Pancro 400, which was not...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-07-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,542
Posted By Skiff
It is not really so new. It was developed by...

It is not really so new. It was developed by Inoviscoat some years ago. For quite some time they did not find a customer for it (in that time the market was still declining). Then they made a deal...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-07-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,542
Posted By Skiff
If I remember right, the CEO of ADOX said last...

If I remember right, the CEO of ADOX said last year that their future ISO 400/27° will be better than their first try some years ago.



We have to wait and see what this film really is. CatLabs is a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-07-2019
Replies: 786
Views: 115,171
Posted By Skiff
What a wonderful thread :) !

What a wonderful thread :) !
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-07-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 582
Posted By Skiff
Don't forget their papers ;). Not only MCC, but...

Don't forget their papers ;).
Not only MCC, but also MCP and LUPEX are really excellent BW papers. And I think we can expect the same for their new Polywarmtone paper, which will be introduced this...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-07-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,542
Posted By Skiff
ADOX CHS 100 II is an excellent film. I've used...

ADOX CHS 100 II is an excellent film. I've used the first run, and now also did my first shots on the current production. I am very satiesfied: A very sharp, good resolving fine grain film with...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-07-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,722
Posted By Skiff
I completely agree. His track record is very...

I completely agree. His track record is very clear: Always the focus on negative aspects, whether it is Kodak, Fujifilm, recently Tetenal, labs and so on. And unfortunately often mixed up with some...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-05-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,722
Posted By Skiff
No. For classic photo film production about two...

No. For classic photo film production about two weeks. Plus several more weeks for instant film, further more weeks for movie film, several more for X-Ray, a bit more for archival films etc.
Not to...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-05-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,722
Posted By Skiff
Under completely ideal conditions (one one film...

Under completely ideal conditions (one one film product per day - no production interruptions because of technical problems - three shifts in 24h) about 180,000m² per day. But that is an ideal /...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-05-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,542
Posted By Skiff
+1. And the Adox MCP is also excellent. I am...

+1.
And the Adox MCP is also excellent. I am looking forward to their new Polywarmtone paper. They said that it will be introduced this year.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-05-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,722
Posted By Skiff
I have both editions of Bob Shanebrooks...

I have both editions of Bob Shanebrooks outstanding book 'Making Kodak Film'. The first, smaller one and the recent, big one.
I've just looked at it, at the production capacity numbers of the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-03-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,722
Posted By Skiff
We are talking about Eastman Kodak. They are the...

We are talking about Eastman Kodak. They are the manufacturer of all Kodak films!! Nothing has changed in this field since their chapter 11 insolvency.
Kodak Alaris is the distributor of all Kodak...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-03-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 582
Posted By Skiff
They are working on higher speed films, too. We...

They are working on higher speed films, too. We will certainly see more, new films from them in the future.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-03-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 3,267
Posted By Skiff
Unfortunately not. At least not Eastman Kodak and...

Unfortunately not. At least not Eastman Kodak and Kodak Alaris: Eastman Kodak (manufacturer of the films) has just published their financial data for 2018. And they made 19 million dollar loss with...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-03-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 582
Posted By Skiff
Very interesting and detailed interview with ADOX CEO

Hi,

very interesting and informative interview with the ADOX CEO Mirko Böddecker:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DpNIKGN9Fas
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-03-2019
Replies: 264
Views: 17,630
Posted By Skiff
Very sad news :(. Dear Roger, thank you very...

Very sad news :(.

Dear Roger, thank you very much for all your excellent work and your outstanding support of the photography community.
We pray for a wonder. God bless you.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-30-2019
Replies: 97
Views: 4,358
Posted By Skiff
Congratulations, Alex. And happy shooting :) !

Congratulations, Alex. And happy shooting :) !
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-30-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 3,267
Posted By Skiff
There is only one new emulsion / film: Silberra...

There is only one new emulsion / film: Silberra ORTA 50. That is made by Mikron for Silberra. Mikron is a very small russian manufacturer for holography films. All other Silberra films are just...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-19-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,542
Posted By Skiff
Thanks for the link. Very interesting. But...

Thanks for the link. Very interesting. But nothing really new for those who followed ADOX with their efforts during the last years.
Because their founder, owner and CEO M. Boedekker has been very...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-24-2019
Replies: 97
Views: 4,358
Posted By Skiff
Fortunately I have to correct myself in a...

Fortunately I have to correct myself in a positive way :).
The statement above I've made from my memory. But to be 100% certain I've just made a new focus shift test for you with my DSLR and the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-24-2019
Replies: 97
Views: 4,358
Posted By Skiff
Alex, I can completely understand your...

Alex, I can completely understand your frustration about focus shift. It is indeed an ugly effect. I hate it!
From a physical point of view, generally all lenses have this effect. But it is possible...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-23-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,404
Posted By Skiff
Size is always relative. Standard film usage is...

Size is always relative.
Standard film usage is of course tiny compared to the sales peak in 1999/2000.
But in absolute terms it is again a three-digit million dollar business which is increasing....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-23-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,404
Posted By Skiff
As explained above, if Hollywood would went away...

As explained above, if Hollywood would went away from film it would only affect Kodak in a more significant way, but not all the other film manufacturers.
But it looks like Hollywood will stay with...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-23-2019
Replies: 97
Views: 4,358
Posted By Skiff
I have both, the older 1.8/50 AF-D and the...

I have both, the older 1.8/50 AF-D and the current AF-S 1.8/50 G.
I can confirm that the newer is sharper in the f1.8 - f3.5 range. Both in the centre and at the corners.
I have not any AF problems...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-23-2019
Replies: 97
Views: 4,358
Posted By Skiff
I cannot confirm from my experience (more than a...

I cannot confirm from my experience (more than a decade using F6 with hundreds of shot rolls) that the F6 light meter generally leans to under exposure. The light meter in 3D-color-matrix mode is...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-23-2019
Replies: 97
Views: 4,358
Posted By Skiff
I have to disagree here: I don't have any...

I have to disagree here: I don't have any problems with the 24-50 AF-D, 28-70 AF-D, the 28-70 AF-S, the 28-105 AF-D, the 1.8/50 AF-D, the 1.8/85 AF-D, the 2/105 AF-D and 4/300 AF-S.
With all these...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-23-2019
Replies: 97
Views: 4,358
Posted By Skiff
The F6 shines with several different lens types,...

The F6 shines with several different lens types, that is one of its numerous strengths:
AI and AI-S (with even matrix metering), AI-P, AF, AF-D, AF-S, VR and G type lenses.
The F6 can even be...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-23-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,404
Posted By Skiff
Those who really know about the real strength of...

Those who really know about the real strength of the film revival are all the companies who produce film, sell film, or produce and/or sell film related gear. They have the evidence in their sales...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-23-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,404
Posted By Skiff
I know, that's right. To simplify things a bit I...

I know, that's right.
To simplify things a bit I have only referred to camera movie film. The film stock which is used filming the action.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-23-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,404
Posted By Skiff
Sorry, double post.

Sorry, double post.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-20-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,404
Posted By Skiff
With all respect, but that is a myth. Spread for...

With all respect, but that is a myth. Spread for years by armchair experts with no knowledge of the industry. It has nothing to do with reality.
Fact is
- Ilford, Fujifilm, Foma, Adox, Agfa (Belgium)...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-20-2019
Replies: 97
Views: 4,358
Posted By Skiff
Hi Alex, congratulations! I wish you lots of fun...

Hi Alex,
congratulations! I wish you lots of fun with your new F6!
Concerning serial number:
The latest reported serial numbers 2-3 months ago were in the 0035636 - 0035650 range, if I remember right...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-20-2019
Replies: 97
Views: 4,358
Posted By Skiff
Maybe that will happen, maybe not. We will...

Maybe that will happen, maybe not. We will see.
But even if that happens in the coming years, than the F3 will have served for more than 40 years. Someone who bought one new in 1980, which then maybe...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-20-2019
Replies: 97
Views: 4,358
Posted By Skiff
Hi Alex, just a further addition: I can highly...

Hi Alex, just a further addition:
I can highly recommend using the MB-40 vertical grip with the F6.
Because you get
- improved ergonomics
- perfect handling for shots in vertical orientation (e.g....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-20-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,415
Posted By Skiff
We should remain realistic: 220 is dead. And it...

We should remain realistic: 220 is dead. And it will remain dead.
The market is too small, and the production too expensive. The manufacturers have explained that several times: 220 would cost more...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-19-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 3,880
Posted By Skiff
Well, let's not splitting hairs ;). You are...

Well, let's not splitting hairs ;).
You are right, not always, but in the last 50 years in the major markets.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-19-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 3,880
Posted By Skiff
That is 'old news'. After the discontinuation...

That is 'old news'. After the discontinuation notice of Acros Fujifilm has got lots of market reaction and requests for going on with it. In an interview with a Japanese business magazine Fujifilm...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-19-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,415
Posted By Skiff
Kodachrome will never come back (that was...

Kodachrome will never come back (that was officially explained by Kodak). It makes no sense, because
- E6 films have surpassed Kodachrome in all technological aspects (resolution, fineness of grain,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-19-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,415
Posted By Skiff
They have already done that: At photokina they...

They have already done that: At photokina they made an official statement in that regard. They will continue with the current film programme.



I've shot lots of the new Ektachrome. Very good film...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-19-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 3,880
Posted By Skiff
The demand for color film is much, much higher...

The demand for color film is much, much higher than the demand for BW film on a global scale!
E.g. In Germany alone more than a million color film rolls are sold p.a. by the drugstore chains only...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-19-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 3,880
Posted By Skiff
I don't have a crystal ball......:rolleyes:. With...

I don't have a crystal ball......:rolleyes:.
With Acros there are some problems with lack of former raw materials. There is new R&D necessary for new Acros. That takes time and money.
But from what...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-19-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,415
Posted By Skiff
Thanks for the info. Very interesting, but not...

Thanks for the info. Very interesting, but not surprising :).
Concerning possible Kodak films coming back: I think it makes sense to look at which films lasted longer in the programme than others =...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-19-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 3,880
Posted By Skiff
So what. This relatively small regional photo...

So what. This relatively small regional photo chemistry manufacturer has never been an important benchmark or indicator in the industry (I know their products quite well because I have used some of...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-19-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 3,880
Posted By Skiff
But in an increasing and competitive film market...

But in an increasing and competitive film market it is of course not possible to benefit from the film revival with that strategy.



It is compared to 20 years ago. But the situation is improving,...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-17-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,119
Posted By Skiff
Probably not in general, but in some special...

Probably not in general, but in some special cases.
For a long time it has been said that for example the Leica Minilux is not repairable: It has one weak point, the electronic connection to the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-17-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 3,880
Posted By Skiff
That is absolutely wrong! Two friends of mine are...

That is absolutely wrong! Two friends of mine are working in that business and they have often explained to me that photo chemistry has the best margins of all film based products. That is for...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-17-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 960
Posted By Skiff
Concerning 'Camera Rescue' in Finland: Just...

Concerning 'Camera Rescue' in Finland:
Just yesterday they have announced that they will hire 10 (!!) additional employees this spring. Both full-time specialists and trainees who then will be...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-17-2019
Replies: 97
Views: 4,358
Posted By Skiff
You're welcome. If they cannot get one for you,...

You're welcome.
If they cannot get one for you, just use a distributor in another EU country. Trade across borders is one of the numerous big advantages of the EU and our common Europe. E.g. a friend...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-17-2019
Replies: 97
Views: 4,358
Posted By Skiff
Dear Alex, I completely agree with you! I've...

Dear Alex,
I completely agree with you!
I've bought my F6, MB-40 and MV-1 also brand new and I have never regretted that decision! For me that is a kind of "once in a lifetime" purchase. Products...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-16-2019
Replies: 97
Views: 4,358
Posted By Skiff
+1. But you can be much more optimistic...

+1.
But you can be much more optimistic concerning the long term stability of electronics. Have a look at the first electronic cameras which were introduced in the 70ies like the Canon AE-1. Most of...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-16-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 3,880
Posted By Skiff
What you find or not is irrelevant. The market...

What you find or not is irrelevant. The market facts are as they are, not as you want them to be.
The market for inkjet products made by Tetenal has collapsed unexpectedly during a very short time...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-16-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,119
Posted By Skiff
+1. Most electronic defects are rather small...

+1.
Most electronic defects are rather small defects which can be repaired easily - if you have the knowledge.
In general electronics are more durable than mechanics in the long term because there...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-16-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 3,880
Posted By Skiff
It has been explained in this thread several...

It has been explained in this thread several times. Look above.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-16-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 960
Posted By Skiff
I am quite relaxed concerning this...

I am quite relaxed concerning this topic.
Because:
1. Leica has explained at Photokina that the demand and their production of their Film models MP and M-A is increasing.
And their general...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-12-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 2,192
Posted By Skiff
Yes. During the last 20 years I've always had...

Yes.

During the last 20 years I've always had film cameras with me on my flights. No problems at all with airport x-ray scanners. Including remote locations with old x-ray machines.
I've never had a...
Forum: Optics Theory - 02-12-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 560
Posted By Skiff
Highly recommended: Report about new lens design

A very interesting read and highly recommended report about new lens design concepts at...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-06-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 707
Posted By Skiff
Jan, if you now also add the numbers for the M6...

Jan, if you now also add the numbers for the M6 TTL, M7 and MP published on the Leica Wiki, you will get above 660,000 cameras in total.
Leica has made a clear commitment to their film M cameras....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-06-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 1,789
Posted By Skiff
No. For us as photo enthusiasts the smartphone...

No.
For us as photo enthusiasts the smartphone market is mostly irrelevant.
For us the the market for photography enthusiasts - digital and film - is relevant.
That are several dozen million of...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-06-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 1,789
Posted By Skiff
A very superficially written article. The author...

A very superficially written article. The author has very little knowledge about the current situation in the photography markets. And he is mixings things up.
The problem at Kodak Alaris is not the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-06-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 1,789
Posted By Skiff
Of course photography will survive. All this...

Of course photography will survive. All this "photography is dead" is FUD generating and running for clickbait.
Since its invention photography has always been done and enjoyed by enthusiasts and...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-05-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 1,521
Posted By Skiff
HR-50 has a S-shaped characteristic curve. Box...

HR-50 has a S-shaped characteristic curve. Box speed and HR-50 DEV gives you the optimal compromise between speed, curve shape and shadow detail.
CHS 100 II has a more linear curve shape with higher...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-05-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 1,789
Posted By Skiff
Your data is not correct: In 2003 was the film...

Your data is not correct: In 2003 was the film sales record in North America with this 960 million rolls.
The global sales record was in 1999/2000 with 3 billion rolls.
But that is all irrelevant for...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-04-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 1,789
Posted By Skiff
No, it is not. Look at John Sypal, he has...

No, it is not. Look at John Sypal, he has reported about it, and translated the Japanese statement. He is a very reliable source.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-04-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 1,789
Posted By Skiff
The decision to stop Acros was made much earlier....

The decision to stop Acros was made much earlier. It was just announced last spring. The last coating run was made 2-3 years ago.
Film production is batch production, at all manufacturers. It is...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-04-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 1,521
Posted By Skiff
My results with HR-50 DEV at box speed are very...

My results with HR-50 DEV at box speed are very good. I will continue using it that way.



HR-50 is
- much sharper
- much higher resolving
- much finer grained.

In comparison CHS 100 II has
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-04-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 1,789
Posted By Skiff
Well, they have been discontinued during the time...

Well, they have been discontinued during the time of globally declining overall standard film sales. Before the market stabilised and then turned back to increasing demand (at least in some major...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-04-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,041
Posted By Skiff
I agree. And I think the general idea is right....

I agree. And I think the general idea is right. But these Ilford kits are a bit too small and expensive.
Adox and Fotoimpex are offering such starter-kit solutions for quite a long time, and I think...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-04-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 3,880
Posted By Skiff
In the 00ies lots of market analysts thought...

In the 00ies lots of market analysts thought inkjet printing is the next hot thing, completely replacing silver-halide printing.
But that has not happened at all. Silver-halide has the best...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-04-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 1,789
Posted By Skiff
There is evidence. When I talk to my distributors...

There is evidence. When I talk to my distributors they always tell me that they have customers which started first only with instax or Polaroid instant film and then picked up standard film, too.
It...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-04-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 1,789
Posted By Skiff
That is not the case (anymore)....

That is not the case (anymore). Fortunately.
Simon Galley from Ilford has explanied on apug some years ago that Ilford can go down to only 1,200m² per coating run. On their coating machine that means...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-04-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 1,789
Posted By Skiff
+1. You have nailed it.

+1.
You have nailed it.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-04-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 3,880
Posted By Skiff
Because the demand in the inkjet business...

Because the demand in the inkjet business collapsed in an extremely short time period. Short means during only some months. No one could expect such dramatic short time market changes. If such things...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-04-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 3,880
Posted By Skiff
+1. I've had the same experience. Results are...

+1.
I've had the same experience. Results are about being identical, at least I could not tell which is which in a blind test.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-26-2019
Replies: 54
Views: 4,079
Posted By Skiff
Do that! We are looking forward to it :).

Do that! We are looking forward to it :).
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-26-2019
Replies: 54
Views: 4,079
Posted By Skiff
Which ones are you using, the 1.4/35 and...

Which ones are you using, the 1.4/35 and 1.4/50?
How are your experiences with them?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-26-2019
Replies: 54
Views: 4,079
Posted By Skiff
+1. Carpe diem. And the F6 (and the Leicas and...

+1.
Carpe diem. And the F6 (and the Leicas and Rolleiflexs :)) are an excellent way to do that.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-26-2019
Replies: 54
Views: 4,079
Posted By Skiff
Why buy a very old car with high mileage and lots...

Why buy a very old car with high mileage and lots of previous owners who have tortured it if you can have a brand new car with no mileage and no previous owners at all?
Especially if you want to use...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-26-2019
Replies: 54
Views: 4,079
Posted By Skiff
It are two RFs to be precise: Because Leica is...

It are two RFs to be precise: Because Leica is producing two film M models, the MP and the M-A.
At our rff member meeting at Photokina we visited Leica, too. And Leica told us that the demand for...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-26-2019
Replies: 54
Views: 4,079
Posted By Skiff
+1. As for portraits: Yes, the Nikkor 2.8/180 ED...

+1.
As for portraits: Yes, the Nikkor 2.8/180 ED is very good. The current AF-D 2.8/180 ED is even a bit better.
And then there is the unique AF-D 2/105 DC. Outstanding lens! One of the best Nikkors...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-26-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 399
Posted By Skiff
Just for additional information: You should also...

Just for additional information:
You should also have a look at the new Zeiss Distagon 1.4/25 (Milvus line). It is both optically and mechanically better in most parameters compared to the Canon. And...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-26-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 500
Posted By Skiff
Good news! Thanks for sharing. Also very good...

Good news!
Thanks for sharing.



Also very good news. But not surprising at all.
At last Photokina in September we've had a rff member meeting there. A group of several rff forum members from...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-25-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 399
Posted By Skiff
Have a look at the lens tests of "opticallimits"...

Have a look at the lens tests of "opticallimits" and "lenstip":
1.
https://www.opticallimits.com/canon_eos_ff/514-canon24f14mk2ff
2....
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-25-2019
Replies: 124
Views: 3,235
Posted By Skiff
+1. There is one in our family: Bought in the...

+1.
There is one in our family: Bought in the 90ies and still going strong! One of the best P&S of that time with a zoomlens.
Another recommendation:
Leica Z2X:
Compact, (very) good lens and good...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-22-2019
Replies: 195
Views: 12,508
Posted By Skiff
Yes, I have. I've got best results with EI...

Yes, I have.
I've got best results with EI 80/20°. I've used calibrated exposure meters.
I have also shot Provia 100F and E100 side by side: Same conditions, same camera and lens. Provia 100F is...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-22-2019
Replies: 195
Views: 12,508
Posted By Skiff
You said you have not used this film so far by...

You said you have not used this film so far by yourself.
But I have. I've shot many rolls and compared it directly to other films like Provia 100F and Ektar. Because of my test results I have to...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 01-22-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 921
Posted By Skiff
You should just contact Novoflex in Germany and...

You should just contact Novoflex in Germany and ask them. They deliver excellent quality, and already offer more than 100 (!) different adapters for almost all different lens/mount combinations, even...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-22-2019
Replies: 64
Views: 2,616
Posted By Skiff
This looks like a B&H listing problem, nothing...

This looks like a B&H listing problem, nothing more.
The film is definitely available in countless sheet film sizes (a friend of mine just got his shipment in 4x5" last...
Forum: RFF News 01-22-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 1,242
Posted By Skiff
The very interesting thing is that regional photo...

The very interesting thing is that regional photo markets often have really huge differences.
And the Japanese market is a very special one in general, working in a very different way compared to...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-19-2019
Replies: 195
Views: 12,508
Posted By Skiff
If you have problems scanning transparency film...

If you have problems scanning transparency film then the reason is on your side (either lack of knowledge and / or a scanner / scanning software problem).
In general transparencies are easier to scan...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-11-2019
Replies: 396
Views: 6,557
Posted By Skiff
That is wrong. The F6 is in production. It is...

That is wrong.
The F6 is in production. It is officially listed on Nikon's current product page. If a Nikon product is discontinued, it is listed on Nikon's discontinued list (and you won't find the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-22-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 923
Posted By Skiff
They have been not been available in the past for...

They have been not been available in the past for a certain time (only the 2,5L kit). They have come back recently. The E6 1L kit will come back next year.



Their name is Tetenal.
I know this...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-22-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 923
Posted By Skiff
Both C41 and E6 can be easily run at home. To get...

Both C41 and E6 can be easily run at home. To get perfect results with color film at home is even easier than BW, because C41 and E6 are standardised processes.
There is no film-developer testing...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-22-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 923
Posted By Skiff
No, just the opposite: The 1L C41 Tetenal...

No, just the opposite: The 1L C41 Tetenal home-kits are coming back.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-22-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 923
Posted By Skiff
They are doing their workshops in Tokyo. And if...

They are doing their workshops in Tokyo. And if you send them an email they will confirm that they are located in Tokyo.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-22-2018
Replies: 64
Views: 2,616
Posted By Skiff
Maybe not for you. But for me. And I know from...

Maybe not for you.
But for me. And I know from lots of other photographers that they do care for that, too.
And this film will be available in 35mm and 120, too, next year.



Yes, unfortunately I...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-22-2018
Replies: 64
Views: 2,616
Posted By Skiff
Due to my results, CHS 100 II surpasses Fomapan...

Due to my results, CHS 100 II surpasses Fomapan 100 in all parameters: Sharper, better resolution, finer grain, better characteristic curve, higher effective speed, better AHU, better QC.
In...
Forum: Film vs Digital 12-22-2018
Replies: 42
Views: 2,569
Posted By Skiff
The article is not iffy but simply wrong. Fake...

The article is not iffy but simply wrong. Fake news. Pictures from the wrong factory. See the explanations above.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 12-22-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 2,208
Posted By Skiff
Exactly. Moersch Eco is as liquid isoascorbate...

Exactly.
Moersch Eco is as liquid isoascorbate based developer the most similar to XTOL. Main difference in my experience is that XTOL is a bit finer grained, and Moersch Eco is a bit sharper.
What I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-22-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 923
Posted By Skiff
There is no reason at all why there should be a...

There is no reason at all why there should be a 'discontinuance of chemical availability'. In the last years the number of photo chemistry products, especially developers, has increased.
A good...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-22-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 1,521
Posted By Skiff
You won't be dissappointed in 35mm with your...

You won't be dissappointed in 35mm with your Zeiss ZM and Adox HR-50. A combination capable for making huge prints.
120 format HR-50 will be introduced next year.
6x7 enlargements from this film: The...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 12-22-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 2,105
Posted By Skiff
Honestly: Nothing. This is just another clickbait...

Honestly: Nothing.
This is just another clickbait and artificial marketing hype created by him.
A one-man show in camera trading without any education, qualification and experience in camera design...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-21-2018
Replies: 41
Views: 1,986
Posted By Skiff
I have tested both films in the past, too. In...

I have tested both films in the past, too. In comparison the Adox HR-50 delivers
- better shadow detail
- higher real speed
- better tonality, a more linear characteristic curve; it is easier to...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-21-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 1,521
Posted By Skiff
I don't know which technology Adox is using. But...

I don't know which technology Adox is using. But I do know
- that ii works because of my tests
- that it must be sophisticated technology to get good results in higher volume industrial...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-21-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 1,521
Posted By Skiff
That is the wrong idea how resolution in an...

That is the wrong idea how resolution in an imaging chain works.
It works this way:
1/system resolution = 1/lens resolution + 1/ film resolution.
The higher the film resolution, the higher also your...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-21-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 1,521
Posted By Skiff
I did my own tests. And Argentia did his own...

I did my own tests. And Argentia did his own tests.
Doing such blind tests is common and well-proven technique for decades. Using that photographers have a very good tool to check performance of...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-20-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 1,521
Posted By Skiff
Physics is that Adox CMS 20 II can resolve up to...

Physics is that Adox CMS 20 II can resolve up to 800 lp/mm with an extremely, invisible fine grain.
And physics is that FP4+ can resolve only up to 120 lp/mm with a very visible grain.
That is the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-20-2018
Replies: 64
Views: 2,616
Posted By Skiff
Both are very close: - the spectral sensivity...

Both are very close:
- the spectral sensivity curves are extremely close
- sharpness and resolution are almost identical
- Silvermax has a bit finer grain
- CHS 100 II has a bit more effective speed...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-20-2018
Replies: 41
Views: 1,986
Posted By Skiff
That generalisation is not true. Just some...

That generalisation is not true. Just some examples:
1. Adox CMS 20 II is both the finest grained and the sharpest film on the market.
2. Adox IR-HR / HR-50 is significantly finer grained than TMX,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-20-2018
Replies: 64
Views: 2,616
Posted By Skiff
Yes. At least with some processes. The Wehner...

Yes. At least with some processes. The Wehner reversal process delivered perfect results with this film: ISO 200/24°, excellent tonality, neutral grey tones, very sharp and brillant. I've had some...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-20-2018
Replies: 64
Views: 2,616
Posted By Skiff
The advantages of HC-110 are - good speed /...

The advantages of HC-110 are
- good speed / sensivity
- shelf life
- flexibility because of several possible dilutions.
Concerning sharpness and fineness of grain there are better developers.

I have...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-20-2018
Replies: 41
Views: 1,986
Posted By Skiff
By far the finest grained film on the market is...

By far the finest grained film on the market is Adox CMS 20 II. But it works best in Adotech IV developer.

Then there is quite a gap. The next fine grained films are Adox HR-50 and IR-HR Pro.
After...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-20-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 1,521
Posted By Skiff
You don't know, because you have not used neither...

You don't know, because you have not used neither this film nor its base material.
But lots of experienced photographers who have already used this film and its base material do indeed know.
And they...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-20-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 1,521
Posted By Skiff
Honestly, you really should improve your reading...

Honestly, you really should improve your reading capabilities. Because no one here in this thread has said that CMS 20 II has wider dynamic / tonal range than conventional films.
This was written...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-19-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 1,521
Posted By Skiff
With all respect, but that is nitpicking...

With all respect, but that is nitpicking nonsense. Because no one here in this thread has said that you get better quality with 35mm CMS 20 II compared to 120 format CMS 20 II.
Neither Argentia nor I...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-19-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 1,521
Posted By Skiff
No, it is not. Not at all. Concerning Adox CMS 20...

No, it is not. Not at all.
Concerning Adox CMS 20 II: I also belong to those photographers using this film for many years now (and also its first version CMS 20).
I have compared it to 4,5x6 shots...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-19-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 1,521
Posted By Skiff
We've had some discussions about Adox HR-50...

We've had some discussions about Adox HR-50 already here at rff:
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=166156

...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 12-05-2018
Replies: 54
Views: 2,003
Posted By Skiff
Their Kickstarter project has started...

Their Kickstarter project has started today:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1755997589/one-instant-analog-packfilm-re-invented
Forum: Film vs Digital 12-05-2018
Replies: 42
Views: 2,569
Posted By Skiff
Thanks for this info. I have not seen that. And I...

Thanks for this info. I have not seen that.
And I agree: It is very very unlikely that a company would spend lots of money in new marketing if they intend to quit the business. That would not make...
Forum: Film vs Digital 12-05-2018
Replies: 42
Views: 2,569
Posted By Skiff
Provia 100F in 8x10". And Velvia 100 in 4x5" and...

Provia 100F in 8x10".
And Velvia 100 in 4x5" and 8x10".
Go back in this thread and have a look at my posting, it is no. 8 in this thread. Look at the attachment with Fujifilm's current commitment to...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-28-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 1,061
Posted By Skiff
No, it is not quite the same.The formula is...

No, it is not quite the same.The formula is slightly different.
If you want the real, exact last original Rodinal formula Agfa has used before they went out of production you have to use ADOX Rodinal...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-27-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 1,061
Posted By Skiff
I recommend a JOBO developing tank. Because -...

I recommend a JOBO developing tank. Because
- perfect quality
- excellent system, can be easily upgraded if you want to go further (tank extension, processor use)
- very flexible for using both 135...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-27-2018
Replies: 195
Views: 12,508
Posted By Skiff
That is the case with all excellent reversal...

That is the case with all excellent reversal films: Provia, the Velvias and Ektachrome.
Excellent slide loupes and slide projectors significantly surpass computer monitor quality. Two different...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-27-2018
Replies: 181
Views: 30,169
Posted By Skiff
Congratulations! This is the latest serial...

Congratulations!

This is the latest serial number I've seen so far.
Looking at all serial numbers published in the last three years, and also considering the publishing and purchase dates, it looks...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-22-2018
Replies: 81
Views: 3,367
Posted By Skiff
Scotland,...

Scotland, Edinburgh:
https://www.cameratiks.co.uk/
Lots of used film photography gear (cameras, slide projectors, darkroom gear), gear repairs, lab service.

And a bit south in Yorkshire,...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-19-2018
Replies: 163
Views: 4,561
Posted By Skiff
I have done so much direct comparisons with big...

I have done so much direct comparisons with big prints from different film and digital cameras. MP count is much much overrated.
Using an excellent lens, having a really sharp picture and good color...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-19-2018
Replies: 163
Views: 4,561
Posted By Skiff
I've written that I've compared the D3s to the...

I've written that I've compared the D3s to the D5.

Nevertheless, what are 99% of digital shooters doing? They just view their pictures on a computer monitor with a 2k or 4k resolution = 2MP or 8MP...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-19-2018
Replies: 163
Views: 4,561
Posted By Skiff
I've done such shots without a problem almost a...

I've done such shots without a problem almost a decade ago with the Nikon D3s. Since then the progress in sensor performance has not been so dramatical. If I compare today the D3s to its third...
Forum: Film vs Digital 11-15-2018
Replies: 42
Views: 2,569
Posted By Skiff
I am not a fan. I am using films from all major...

I am not a fan. I am using films from all major manufacturers.



As has Kodak. In total Kodak has even discontinued more films in the last ten years. I don't critizise that, because the drop in...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-13-2018
Replies: 195
Views: 12,508
Posted By Skiff
Murray, the Hasselblad X5 has a little bit higher...

Murray,
the Hasselblad X5 has a little bit higher resolution.
But the true drum scanners Heidelberg Tango and ICG 370 have a bit better grain rendition (very true to "real life", to the real grain...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-13-2018
Replies: 127
Views: 63,565
Posted By Skiff
For Europe mainly (but they also ship...

For Europe mainly (but they also ship worldwide):
www.fotoimpex.de (http://www.fotoimpex.de)
They have a huge programme (biggest in Europe), very fair prices, they are also very fast. Offer also an...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 11-13-2018
Replies: 30
Views: 1,450
Posted By Skiff
No, there is more, because you can also...

No, there is more, because you can also significantly increase the picture quality (better lens, better light meter and exposure, possibility of manual exposure).
And you can increase the versatility...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 11-13-2018
Replies: 30
Views: 1,450
Posted By Skiff
My suggestion to use a Tessar type lens comes...

My suggestion to use a Tessar type lens comes from the fact that I've seen instax pictures made with excellent large format lenses (see one of my posts above).
I think such a Tessar lens would be the...
Forum: Film vs Digital 11-13-2018
Replies: 42
Views: 2,569
Posted By Skiff
In the last years Fujifilm was hit more severly...

In the last years Fujifilm was hit more severly by the decreasing demand than all the other manufacturers. For two reasons:
- Fujifilm had for years the by far biggest film portfolio of all...
Forum: Film vs Digital 11-13-2018
Replies: 42
Views: 2,569
Posted By Skiff
Which is just completely wrong. They are...

Which is just completely wrong.
They are meanwhile the biggest producer of still cameras (more than 8 million in their last fiscal year, and more of 95% of that being film cameras - instax).
They are...
Forum: Film vs Digital 11-13-2018
Replies: 42
Views: 2,569
Posted By Skiff
I bet against that. I bet that latest in five...

I bet against that.
I bet that latest in five years from now we will have a bigger standard film portfolio from Fujifilm than today.
Because Fujifilm is now seeing slowly increasing demand for their...
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