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Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 1 Week Ago
Replies: 45
Views: 1,694
Posted By rolfe
Kodak is changing suppliers on all its developers...

Kodak is changing suppliers on all its developers so the SKU is changing, that's all.

Rolfe
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 1,726
Posted By rolfe
Have you noticed that everyone has the same two...

Have you noticed that everyone has the same two or three cameras and the same 24-70 and 70-200 lenses? Have you noticed that all the work has started to look homogenized?

These days, it is about...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-11-2019
Replies: 129
Views: 2,869
Posted By rolfe
EOS-1vi, a modestly upgraded EOS-1v. The EOS-1v...

EOS-1vi, a modestly upgraded EOS-1v.

The EOS-1v already supported 1/8000 sec shutter speed and HSS.

Rolfe
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-19-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 996
Posted By rolfe
Thirty seconds sandwiched by release paper in the...

Thirty seconds sandwiched by release paper in the dry mount press does it perfectly for me with Ilford DW Matte FB. This is for an already dry print, obviously.

Rolfe
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-13-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 422
Posted By rolfe
This might be of...

This might be of interest:

https://www.anatomyfilms.com/katherine-gillis-retouching-lost-art/

Rolfe
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-06-2019
Replies: 169
Views: 5,820
Posted By rolfe
C200 is pretty good, especially considering the...

C200 is pretty good, especially considering the price.

However, it does not tolerate ANY underexposure at all. As usual, overexposure, not a problem.

Rolfe
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-23-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,625
Posted By rolfe
The TTL only does TTL flash with a small Leica...

The TTL only does TTL flash with a small Leica flash or several compatible Metz models. It is a couple of mm taller, and the shutter speed dial turns "backwards" if you're used to the M2, M3, M4 and...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 05-15-2019
Replies: 267
Views: 7,554
Posted By rolfe
Mine had a label on the back of the card...unless...

Mine had a label on the back of the card...unless one slipped through without it.

Rolfe
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 05-01-2019
Replies: 267
Views: 7,554
Posted By rolfe
PM Keith -- kxl -- see page two of this...

PM Keith -- kxl -- see page two of this thread.

I missed it too!


Rolfe
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 05-01-2019
Replies: 267
Views: 7,554
Posted By rolfe
I sent mine in envelopes because I didn't think...

I sent mine in envelopes because I didn't think the dye-sub prints would stand up to the postal system. As I'm going out of town, I didn't have time to order cards as I've done previously. Maybe I'll...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 05-01-2019
Replies: 267
Views: 7,554
Posted By rolfe
Thanks! Appreciate the feedback! Rolfe

Thanks! Appreciate the feedback!

Rolfe
Forum: Photo Software 04-30-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 404
Posted By rolfe
I believe that it was originally just one Dropbox...

I believe that it was originally just one Dropbox folder called "Photos", but now you can do the same thing with any folder -- at least I think so. You can certainly invite a select group of people...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 04-25-2019
Replies: 267
Views: 7,554
Posted By rolfe
Got the Avery label list from Keith -- thanks! I...

Got the Avery label list from Keith -- thanks!

I mailed mine out today, printed on my dye-sub DNP DS40 printer. I welcome feedback on the look...

Rolfe
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 04-24-2019
Replies: 267
Views: 7,554
Posted By rolfe
Is somebody doing an Avery label version of the...

Is somebody doing an Avery label version of the list again? Or did I miss it?

Rolfe
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 04-20-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,050
Posted By rolfe
Puzzling that this is presented as an American...

Puzzling that this is presented as an American Masters original -- it has been around for some time...

Rolfe
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-17-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 363
Posted By rolfe
There are plenty of NOS bulbs on eBay. Look for a...

There are plenty of NOS bulbs on eBay. Look for a Honeywell Tilt a Mite and get some M3 bulbs. Be aware they are available in both clear, for B&W, and blue, for color film.

Rolfe
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 04-07-2019
Replies: 267
Views: 7,554
Posted By rolfe
Not in my experience... I'm thinking this might...

Not in my experience...

I'm thinking this might work though.

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/4260-REG/Beseler_8508_8x10_Borderless_Enlarging_Easel.html

Rolfe
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 04-05-2019
Replies: 267
Views: 7,554
Posted By rolfe
Short of buying a vacuum easel, does anyone have...

Short of buying a vacuum easel, does anyone have a good solution for making borderless prints on the Ilford postcard stock?

Rolfe
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-08-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,216
Posted By rolfe
You can get a headless column from this...

You can get a headless column from this link:

http://tiltallsupport.blogspot.com/p/tiltall-replacement-parts.html

Rolfe
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 03-04-2019
Replies: 265
Views: 8,609
Posted By rolfe
Count me in... Rolfe

Count me in...

Rolfe
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-20-2019
Replies: 1,345
Views: 394,530
Posted By rolfe
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7894/47138224141_d6...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7894/47138224141_d638f5a593_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2ePrHLr)
Along the Malecón (https://flic.kr/p/2ePrHLr) by

Rolfe Tessem...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 12-13-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 2,168
Posted By rolfe
The DNP dye sub printers, which are designed for...

The DNP dye sub printers, which are designed for high volume commercial use, are far better than any of the inkjets IMHO.

I have a little DNP-40 which does up to 6x8 in just a few seconds. If I need...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 10-13-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 1,491
Posted By rolfe
CMYK is normally for things being printed on an...

CMYK is normally for things being printed on an actual printing press...

I would agree that the color profile is wrong. Ideally, you would want a profile for the print media as well, but I doubt...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-12-2018
Replies: 92
Views: 3,262
Posted By rolfe
Well, I would have to say your Noritsu was...

Well, I would have to say your Noritsu was misfocused or otherwise out of alignment because mine delivers spectacular results that are very close to my Imacon. I have to say that mine was focused...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-12-2018
Replies: 92
Views: 3,262
Posted By rolfe
Well, that is indeed the resolution of the...

Well, that is indeed the resolution of the Noritsu at its HQ setting. I'm not sure what you mean, as my Imacon 949 is higher, but not by much.

Rolfe
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-12-2018
Replies: 92
Views: 3,262
Posted By rolfe
Well, each to his or her own. I own an Imacon...

Well, each to his or her own. I own an Imacon 949, a Noritsu LS-600 and a Pakon 135+. The Pakon is indeed fast and has wonderful color algorithms. The weakness is the need for Windows XP and no...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-12-2018
Replies: 92
Views: 3,262
Posted By rolfe
I'm not personally familiar with that scanner,...

I'm not personally familiar with that scanner, but from the specs it looks as though it is geared toward scanning individual frames.

The Noritsu is a mini-lab scanner, geared toward high-speed...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-12-2018
Replies: 92
Views: 3,262
Posted By rolfe
I would monitor the Noritsu group on Facebook as...

I would monitor the Noritsu group on Facebook as they show up there regularly. They come on the market in batches, as various drugstore chains discontinue film processing. I think the last batch came...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-12-2018
Replies: 92
Views: 3,262
Posted By rolfe
You can buy a serviced Noritsu LS-600 for around...

You can buy a serviced Noritsu LS-600 for around 1k that will do all this now, and it is still supported by Noritsu. Is it all the way to X1 specs? No, but close and much, much faster.

Rolfe
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-03-2018
Replies: 97
Views: 8,324
Posted By rolfe
Roy Rogers box camera...I have one...

Roy Rogers box camera...I have one :-).

https://goo.gl/images/h3ZtZM
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 09-28-2018
Replies: 265
Views: 8,609
Posted By rolfe
After receiving a couple of nice cards this round...

After receiving a couple of nice cards this round printed on the Ilford postcard stock, I've vowed to go completely analog for the next round as well.

My question is, how to do a borderless print on...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-23-2018
Replies: 138
Views: 12,921
Posted By rolfe
Multi-tasker, Greenwich Village, NYC M3, 50mm...

Multi-tasker, Greenwich Village, NYC
M3, 50mm DR, Tri-X

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1909/29909777537_afae1fb7fa_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Mz2qPB)
Multi-Tasker (https://flic.kr/p/Mz2qPB) by Rolfe...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-08-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 497
Posted By rolfe
If it is exposed into the sprocket area then it...

If it is exposed into the sprocket area then it pretty much has to be from the back. As others have said, the primary suspect is the back door seal. These can be so frustrating to track down -- I...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-03-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 802
Posted By rolfe
I had a similar experience sending a lens to Alan...

I had a similar experience sending a lens to Alan via US Post. It all worked out, but I think it was a nightmare on his end.

Moral: Use Fedex or UPS. DHL in the US is terrible or...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-02-2018
Replies: 407
Views: 18,342
Posted By rolfe
Tiananmen Square, 1976. Leica M4, 35mm Summicron,...

Tiananmen Square, 1976. Leica M4, 35mm Summicron, Kodachrome 25


https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1847/44431994961_dfedccf950_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2aGiA7D)
Tiananmen Square, 1976...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-30-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 1,360
Posted By rolfe
Wet for B&W. Color gets dye sub (DNP) for small...

Wet for B&W.

Color gets dye sub (DNP) for small prints, sent out for printing on a Lamda for larger ones.

Rolfe
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 08-29-2018
Replies: 265
Views: 8,609
Posted By rolfe
Brian's excellent card has made me vow to print...

Brian's excellent card has made me vow to print my own next time around...

I have a box of the Ilford postcards somewhere -- I just need to find an easel that will work with them.

Rolfe
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 08-23-2018
Replies: 265
Views: 8,609
Posted By rolfe
Four received -- mine went out...

Four received -- mine went out yesterday!

Best,

Rolfe
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 08-16-2018
Replies: 265
Views: 8,609
Posted By rolfe
FWIW, I used PrintPlace.com, who I've used...

FWIW, I used PrintPlace.com, who I've used previously. The prices are very competitive and the quality, IMO, is better than MOO. I got 75 5x7 cards on upgraded, thicker stock with glossy front for...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-14-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 705
Posted By rolfe
Wow, yes they have gone up in price since I...

Wow, yes they have gone up in price since I bought mine some years ago!

One of the inexpensive 39mm hoods off the Bay is still a viable solution.

Rolfe
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-13-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 705
Posted By rolfe
Don't know about the B+W, but the Leica one...

Don't know about the B+W, but the Leica one actually makes the diameter a bit less, so the cap is too loose.

However, if you add the 12549 screw in hood, the diameter of that matches the front of...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 08-07-2018
Replies: 265
Views: 8,609
Posted By rolfe
Is somebody going to be making a label-friendly...

Is somebody going to be making a label-friendly version of the address list?

Rolfe
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-25-2018
Replies: 224
Views: 14,555
Posted By rolfe
When the discontinuation was announced, both B&H...

When the discontinuation was announced, both B&H and Adorama were out of stock instantly and B&H said they would not get any more, despite the fact that there was an October, 2018 date associated...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-16-2018
Replies: 138
Views: 12,921
Posted By rolfe
Farmers Market, Leica M3, 50mm DR, Kodak ProImage...

Farmers Market, Leica M3, 50mm DR, Kodak ProImage 100

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1807/42394734065_2a9461e44a_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/27Ah6qM)
Farmers Market (https://flic.kr/p/27Ah6qM) by Rolfe...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 07-10-2018
Replies: 265
Views: 8,609
Posted By rolfe
Email sent...

Email sent...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-25-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 1,444
Posted By rolfe
Makes me happy I bought hundreds of rolls of...

Makes me happy I bought hundreds of rolls of Arista Premium, back when it was Tri-X. I'm still working my way through that frozen stash...

Rolfe
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-07-2018
Replies: 43
Views: 7,443
Posted By rolfe
No film is inherently more contrasty or less...

No film is inherently more contrasty or less contrasty.

Given a correct exposure, the contrast depends entirely on development time. There seems to be a fundamental misunderstanding on this point...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-25-2018
Replies: 151
Views: 7,943
Posted By rolfe
I have to think there is much more demand for the...

I have to think there is much more demand for the MP than the M7. Much being a relative term here...

Rolfe
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-19-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 703
Posted By rolfe
I'm sure the assertion that color photography...

I'm sure the assertion that color photography only became practical in the 1950's will come as a surprise to all those WWII photographers who shot in color...

Rolfe
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-19-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 559
Posted By rolfe
The only flashes that will give you TTL...

The only flashes that will give you TTL capability are the SF20/24 and a couple of Metz models with the appropriate Leica TTL module.

Any flash that has an auto mode will work in that mode.

Rolfe
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-04-2018
Replies: 55
Views: 3,072
Posted By rolfe
The good news is that former minilab scanners...

The good news is that former minilab scanners such as the Pakon 135+ and Noritsu LS-600 are now becoming available at affordable prices as they come out of CVS and Rite-Aid stores. This is a much...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-26-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 1,832
Posted By rolfe
As has been stated, you need the weak Rolleinar...

As has been stated, you need the weak Rolleinar for head and shoulders portraits. I believe Avedon used this setup...

Rolfe
Forum: Large Format Film RF 04-23-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 687
Posted By rolfe
There are at least two distinct versions of the...

There are at least two distinct versions of the Tech III, the early one like this one which has a box style body and a later one which has the angular body of the Tech IV and later versions. I...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-23-2018
Replies: 76
Views: 4,340
Posted By rolfe
I view this as a huge positive. Remember that...

I view this as a huge positive. Remember that Yahoo did virtually nothing to enhance the site, and Yahoo has been sold to Verizon.

I would rather a family-owned photo-centric company take charge...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 04-14-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 752
Posted By rolfe
He was a (very young) staff photographer for Look...

He was a (very young) staff photographer for Look Magazine.

Rolfe
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-07-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 1,337
Posted By rolfe
I may be wrong, but based on a recent experience...

I may be wrong, but based on a recent experience with UPS, I think the carrier pays the duty and then collects from you. At least that is what I think happened, and that is probably why the tracking...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-27-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 446
Posted By rolfe
Yes, they work with the Hasselblad or Kiev...

Yes, they work with the Hasselblad or Kiev finders. I use one of the older Hasselblad 45 degree prisms and it works great. Basically, it is just a spacer machined correctly.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-17-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 1,685
Posted By rolfe
I think the flash sync port is a possibility. I...

I think the flash sync port is a possibility. I think I've narrowed my similar problem down to one or both of them. Tape them over and test...

Rolfe
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-07-2018
Replies: 1,187
Views: 336,446
Posted By rolfe
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4628/25685989987_ea...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4628/25685989987_eafa17f477_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/F8MpWk)

Hanging Wash (https://flic.kr/p/F8MpWk) by Rolfe Tessem (https://www.flickr.com/photos/rolfe_tessem/), on...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-27-2018
Replies: 43
Views: 2,601
Posted By rolfe
Summicron DR Summilux ASPH C-Sonnar f1.5 Nokton...

Summicron DR
Summilux ASPH
C-Sonnar f1.5
Nokton ASPH f1.5
Jupiter 3
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-03-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 1,907
Posted By rolfe
Apologies if this has been mentioned...

Apologies if this has been mentioned earlier...

When I wet print HP5+ and Tri-X I can't tell the difference between them.

When I scan, HP5+ has much more grain than the Tri-X.

This has been true...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-27-2018
Replies: 71
Views: 2,576
Posted By rolfe
Tortilla Factory, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico Leica...

Tortilla Factory, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico Leica M3, 35mm Summicron, Tri-X

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4592/24546242517_b34066b69f_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Dp4UHT)
Tortillera...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 01-26-2018
Replies: 197
Views: 10,350
Posted By rolfe
I'm spending less and less time in NYC since I...

I'm spending less and less time in NYC since I retired a couple of years ago and closed my television production company. But when I am there, I usually wander over to Washington Square Park near NYU...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-19-2018
Replies: 451
Views: 53,443
Posted By rolfe
No kidding! I agree on the sharpening -- must...

No kidding!

I agree on the sharpening -- must have happened on the LR export.

Rolfe
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-19-2018
Replies: 451
Views: 53,443
Posted By rolfe
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4679/27634767299_c5...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4679/27634767299_c5c3437c58_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/J6Zpxa)
Colin's Butcher Shop (https://flic.kr/p/J6Zpxa) by Rolfe Tessem...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-17-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 1,364
Posted By rolfe
Turn sharpening off in the scanning software....

Turn sharpening off in the scanning software. Sharpen in LR along with a moderate amount of noise reduction.

Results will be much better...

Rolfe
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-15-2018
Replies: 71
Views: 6,517
Posted By rolfe
I'll second the Voigtlander 35/f1.4, a...

I'll second the Voigtlander 35/f1.4, a wonderfully compact lens with a classic look.

Rolfe
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-11-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,357
Posted By rolfe
As others have suggested, mix up in a cheap...

As others have suggested, mix up in a cheap bucket -- most of the ones in the hardware store are marked in both gallons and liters. Then decant into five of...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-01-2018
Replies: 57
Views: 2,948
Posted By rolfe
With respect to a number of postings above, the...

With respect to a number of postings above, the best darkroom tool I have added in the past decade is the RH Designs Analyzer Pro. It has pretty much eliminated test strips, and for a reasonable...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 12-25-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 1,275
Posted By rolfe
I use Kodak Flexicolor chemistry. When the...

I use Kodak Flexicolor chemistry. When the developer starts to go bad from age, it turns from light amber to dark amber. Use at this point results in completely blank film.

I don't know what the...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 12-21-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1,002
Posted By rolfe
For speed, get a Pakon 135+ or Noritsu LS-600....

For speed, get a Pakon 135+ or Noritsu LS-600. Both are in the affordable range, although the price for the Pakons has been on the upswing for a while now...

Rolfe
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-03-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 1,685
Posted By rolfe
I had this identical problem on my M3. Turned out...

I had this identical problem on my M3. Turned out to be a broken main roller, which was an expensive repair unfortunately. Other possibilities are the accessory shoe, light baffles, or frame counter....
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-27-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 1,792
Posted By rolfe
It sounds to me as though Harry is factoring in...

It sounds to me as though Harry is factoring in some expensive parts replacement, which is consistent with your description of the problems...

He has done both a flex and a cord for me and neither...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-25-2017
Replies: 92
Views: 4,264
Posted By rolfe
The Leica R6(.2) is way better than the R3 or R4....

The Leica R6(.2) is way better than the R3 or R4. It is totally mechanical and as close to an SLR M as it is possible to get. I have never noticed a shutter lag any more pronounced than any other...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-19-2017
Replies: 31
Views: 6,803
Posted By rolfe
Glad this thread seems to have been resurrected...

Glad this thread seems to have been resurrected :-).

I seem to be the only one not having curling problems with Tri-X, but I'm not sure what I'm doing that is any different from anyone else. I...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 10-29-2017
Replies: 389
Views: 156,244
Posted By rolfe
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4479/37812068676_7e...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4479/37812068676_7ef0928aee_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ZBjJEy)

Bash Bish Falls (https://flic.kr/p/ZBjJEy) by Rolfe Tessem (https://www.flickr.com/photos/rolfe_tessem/),...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 10-03-2017
Replies: 197
Views: 10,350
Posted By rolfe
I just mailed mine today. I was pretty pleased...

I just mailed mine today. I was pretty pleased with the job printplace.com did, for the second time in a row.

Rolfe
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-28-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1,654
Posted By rolfe
I have had several lenses painted by Alan and...

I have had several lenses painted by Alan and they are all great. The customs thing is a hassle on both sides of the pond, but ultimately it is just a delay, albeit an annoying one.

Rolfe
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 09-27-2017
Replies: 197
Views: 10,350
Posted By rolfe
I agree -- it adds to the analog experience...

I agree -- it adds to the analog experience :-).

Rolfe
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 08-05-2017
Replies: 197
Views: 10,350
Posted By rolfe
I'm in again -- email sent! Rolfe

I'm in again -- email sent!

Rolfe
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-25-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 1,490
Posted By rolfe
They are about the same size. Build quality on...

They are about the same size. Build quality on the Nokton is incredible...

Rolfe
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-22-2017
Replies: 183
Views: 20,490
Posted By rolfe
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4327/35933750271_e6...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4327/35933750271_e64476eca0_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/WKkS3t)

Chess in the Park (https://flic.kr/p/WKkS3t) by Rolfe Tessem...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-09-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1,206
Posted By rolfe
I would say definitely shutter related --...

I would say definitely shutter related -- possibly the shutter brake...

Should be a simple fix, unlike some light leaks.

Rolfe
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 07-06-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1,069
Posted By rolfe
I just received a Kiev 4a back from him and it...

I just received a Kiev 4a back from him and it now functions perfectly, with the viewfinder crystal clear and the rangefinder patch good and contrasty. No more frame spacing issues. I wish the...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-25-2017
Replies: 136
Views: 7,770
Posted By rolfe
I have to put in a word for the Wotencraft Ryder...

I have to put in a word for the Wotencraft Ryder -- the criteria in the OP was "outfit", and the Ryder will hold a decent Leica outfit in style.

Rolfe
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-18-2017
Replies: 143
Views: 6,527
Posted By rolfe
My two cents: A Kiev 4a or Zorki 4k. The...

My two cents: A Kiev 4a or Zorki 4k.

The difficulty lies in assuring that you are getting one that works. With the Kiev you get the classic Contax experience...

Rolfe
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-15-2017
Replies: 63
Views: 3,359
Posted By rolfe
I'm surprised nobody has mentioned the Canon 50mm...

I'm surprised nobody has mentioned the Canon 50mm f1.4 in LTM. Best bang for the buck out there...

Rolfe
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-11-2017
Replies: 32
Views: 2,450
Posted By rolfe
As a previous poster has mentioned, the published...

As a previous poster has mentioned, the published times for Tri-X and HC-110B are wrong. The correct time is almost the same as for the "old" Tri-X, namely 6-7 minutes. Used with these times at box...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 05-29-2017
Replies: 203
Views: 266,066
Posted By rolfe
This was my first postcard exchange and I found...

This was my first postcard exchange and I found it loads of fun...

Can't wait for the next one :-).

Rolfe
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 05-25-2017
Replies: 59
Views: 7,014
Posted By rolfe
I just got mine today -- feels pretty well built,...

I just got mine today -- feels pretty well built, much more so than the regular Instax plastic cameras. Somebody commented that it was slow to print, but I certainly didn't think so. The print pops...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-19-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 2,234
Posted By rolfe
Those are good scanners, but is there any support...

Those are good scanners, but is there any support available any longer?

Rolfe
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-19-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 2,234
Posted By rolfe
Imacons definitely do NOT need belts replaced...

Imacons definitely do NOT need belts replaced very often. If they are used in heavy, daily commercial service, maybe once a year. I've owned a 949 for personal use for about 5 years and haven't...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 03-15-2017
Replies: 203
Views: 266,066
Posted By rolfe
Five received here so far -- thanks to Stephen,...

Five received here so far -- thanks to Stephen, Bill, Kent, Jeff and Richard!

Rolfe
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-07-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 1,669
Posted By rolfe
M6, 50mm C-Sonnar, Agfa APX 100,...

M6, 50mm C-Sonnar, Agfa APX 100, HC-110

https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8579/30247669582_595b91a0be_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/N5Tdmw)
Pézenas, France 2014 (https://flic.kr/p/N5Tdmw) by Rolfe Tessem...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-02-2017
Replies: 34
Views: 1,565
Posted By rolfe
I have to agree with the sentiments above. A...

I have to agree with the sentiments above. A "user" condition is no problem, but this one sounds as though you'd have to sink a significant amount to get it to reliable condition. There are tons of...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 02-22-2017
Replies: 203
Views: 266,066
Posted By rolfe
An online printer best known for its business...

An online printer best known for its business cards, but they do postcards as well. They are significantly pricier than some of the competition, but for a small quantity it probably doesn't matter...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 02-21-2017
Replies: 203
Views: 266,066
Posted By rolfe
As this is my first round, I'm just wondering...

As this is my first round, I'm just wondering what size postcard most of you are going with?

Rolfe
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 01-08-2017
Replies: 203
Views: 266,066
Posted By rolfe
Send an email with no response -- just sent it...

Send an email with no response -- just sent it again...

Rolfe
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-30-2016
Replies: 62
Views: 3,670
Posted By rolfe
The M2R was the interim camera -- an M2 with M4...

The M2R was the interim camera -- an M2 with M4 takeup spool. Leica sold them while the M4 was gearing up...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-03-2016
Replies: 167
Views: 14,830
Posted By rolfe
Well, something clearly happened as most darkroom...

Well, something clearly happened as most darkroom chemistry is shippable from B&H again...

Rolfe
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-20-2016
Replies: 97
Views: 4,632
Posted By rolfe
Folmer and...

Folmer and Schwing...

http://www.historiccamera.com/cgi-bin/librarium2/pm.cgi?action=app_display&app=datasheet&app_id=1133
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-16-2016
Replies: 105
Views: 7,130
Posted By rolfe
Leica R6.2 is almost literally the same, with the...

Leica R6.2 is almost literally the same, with the addition of a prism.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-18-2016
Replies: 2,578
Views: 494,806
Posted By rolfe
https://c2.staticflickr.com/9/8141/29745422985_33c...

https://c2.staticflickr.com/9/8141/29745422985_33c99cd78a_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Mjv4Wr)

Roadside stand in the waning days of summer. (https://flic.kr/p/Mjv4Wr) by Rolfe Tessem...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-11-2016
Replies: 2,578
Views: 494,806
Posted By rolfe
https://c3.staticflickr.com/9/8136/28937611154_681...

https://c3.staticflickr.com/9/8136/28937611154_6819266aa8_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/L67PCf)

Along Greenwich Street (https://flic.kr/p/L67PCf) by Rolfe Tessem...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 07-29-2016
Replies: 157
Views: 29,088
Posted By rolfe
The implication being that everyone else's...

The implication being that everyone else's cameras don't?
Just wondering who makes this stuff up?
I know it's a really hard concept for some of the Leicavolk to grasp, but apparently its also...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 07-29-2016
Replies: 157
Views: 29,088
Posted By rolfe
There is a reason the Leica has the reputation it...

There is a reason the Leica has the reputation it does for street photography -- it works!

Rolfe

https://c3.staticflickr.com/8/7431/27730824754_f1ab0ff8d6_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/JftJ5b)
Along...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-25-2016
Replies: 117
Views: 6,694
Posted By rolfe
Stephen, Unbelievable -- I had the identical...

Stephen,

Unbelievable -- I had the identical experience last fall!

Best regards!

Rolfe
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-17-2016
Replies: 601
Views: 51,615
Posted By rolfe
https://c4.staticflickr.com/2/1694/25152615195_34a...

https://c4.staticflickr.com/2/1694/25152615195_34a4593389_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/EjDJce)
Along Bedford St. (https://flic.kr/p/EjDJce) by
Rolfe Tessem (https://www.flickr.com/photos/rolfe_tessem/),...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 07-05-2016
Replies: 16
Views: 1,850
Posted By rolfe
I'm pretty sure the glass is the same size, but...

I'm pretty sure the glass is the same size, but only betterscanning.com can say for sure...

Rolfe
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 07-04-2016
Replies: 16
Views: 1,850
Posted By rolfe
You can buy a better scanner but if you stick...

You can buy a better scanner but if you stick with the 9000, then the betterscanning.com holders are your friend. They DO work.

http://www.betterscanning.com/scanning/canon8xxx.html

Rolfe
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-26-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 1,754
Posted By rolfe
I don't know what I'm doing right, but Tri-X has...

I don't know what I'm doing right, but Tri-X has never curled for me. I process in a Jobo ATL-1000 and hang in a heated dryer using forced air and low heat. I usually scan the uncut roll immediately...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-17-2016
Replies: 36
Views: 3,512
Posted By rolfe
CV 35/1.4 Nokton. It's tiny, and if you need...

CV 35/1.4 Nokton.

It's tiny, and if you need the wide aperture it's there...
Forum: Photo Software 06-03-2016
Replies: 12
Views: 2,095
Posted By rolfe
Dropbox free version should be adequate. Rolfe

Dropbox free version should be adequate.

Rolfe
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-21-2016
Replies: 243
Views: 19,003
Posted By rolfe
Any company that names cameras "Rebel" doesn't...

Any company that names cameras "Rebel" doesn't deserve to be considered cool...

Rolfe
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-13-2016
Replies: 601
Views: 51,615
Posted By rolfe
Leica M6, Tri-X, 50mm...

Leica M6, Tri-X, 50mm C-Sonnar

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1694/25152615195_34a4593389_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/EjDJce)
Along Bedford St. (https://flic.kr/p/EjDJce) by Rolfe Tessem...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-12-2016
Replies: 178
Views: 44,306
Posted By rolfe
I have a SS M3 -- nice M2! Rolfe

I have a SS M3 -- nice M2!

Rolfe
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-10-2016
Replies: 178
Views: 44,306
Posted By rolfe
So, the question has been asked several times but...

So, the question has been asked several times but not answered...

Who is still doing black paint jobs, or is willing to do them? My M3 has been waiting patiently for a number of years.

Rolfe
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-05-2016
Replies: 165
Views: 67,364
Posted By rolfe
So, who is actually still doing repaints --...

So, who is actually still doing repaints -- either in the USA or Europe?

Rolfe
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-02-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 4,192
Posted By rolfe
There is nothing particularly wrong about DD-X...

There is nothing particularly wrong about DD-X other than it being extremely expensive compared to other developers that deliver equivalent or better results.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-30-2016
Replies: 165
Views: 67,364
Posted By rolfe
John, Are you still doing black paint...

John,

Are you still doing black paint jobs?

Rolfe
Forum: RFF Polls 04-08-2016
Replies: 109
Views: 9,910
Posted By rolfe
The M5 was such a colossal failure that it almost...

The M5 was such a colossal failure that it almost destroyed the company. Bringing back the M4 saved it. Case closed.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-01-2016
Replies: 31
Views: 5,355
Posted By rolfe
Aki Asahi...

Aki Asahi 4008

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8472/8114483823_5b88f3e39d_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/dn3Rkv)
Leica M6 Classic (https://flic.kr/p/dn3Rkv) by Rolfe Tessem...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-01-2016
Replies: 29
Views: 2,700
Posted By rolfe
I have these crocodile straps from China (via...

I have these crocodile straps from China (via eBay) and they work fine. They are a wider web than the original leather ones, which are a little thin for the weight...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-20-2016
Replies: 30
Views: 2,839
Posted By rolfe
With proper fixing, my TMY negatives have a...

With proper fixing, my TMY negatives have a clearer base, which may give a mis-impression that the negative is thinner.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 03-07-2016
Replies: 11
Views: 2,283
Posted By rolfe
Make sure you get an estimate before you give the...

Make sure you get an estimate before you give the green light -- I've had some simple jobs there turn out to be more expensive than the item was worth...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 02-29-2016
Replies: 30
Views: 3,062
Posted By rolfe
Wotancraft or Filson...

Wotancraft or Filson...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-18-2016
Replies: 157
Views: 13,495
Posted By rolfe
I actually don't know of anyone shooting E6 for...

I actually don't know of anyone shooting E6 for projection. Most of those still shooting it just like the color rendition better, or feel that it scans better. It used to be shot commercially because...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-18-2016
Replies: 75
Views: 14,339
Posted By rolfe
Sherry is an expert. She has been flown to...

Sherry is an expert. She has been flown to Germany to evaluate cameras for auction at six figure prices to spot fakes (which she has). I started with an MDa and wanted an M4 with an M3 finder and she...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-18-2016
Replies: 157
Views: 13,495
Posted By rolfe
I'm not going to try to convince you because...

I'm not going to try to convince you because modern C41 films have more dynamic range and are basically better in every respect than the remaining E6 stuff. That wasn't true even 20 years ago.

Rolfe
Forum: RFF Polls 02-07-2016
Replies: 179
Views: 29,497
Posted By rolfe
I have not read the complete thread, but just to...

I have not read the complete thread, but just to add this perspective if not previously mentioned: Anybody using one of the automatic Jobos is pre-wetting because that's how the machines were...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-31-2015
Replies: 47
Views: 11,285
Posted By rolfe
5222 is a low contrast stock by design, as it is...

5222 is a low contrast stock by design, as it is made to be printed onto printing stock that will pick up the contrast at that stage. If you're scanning, I would shoot it at 200-250 and pick up...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-07-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,855
Posted By rolfe
Yes, don't try this yourself. Send it to Sherry...

Yes, don't try this yourself. Send it to Sherry or DAG. Won't be a big repair bill, but they will do it right. I've done this by dropping my bag when the camera was in the bag with the rewind crank...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-14-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 2,493
Posted By rolfe
The R6 and R6.2 are completely mechanical and as...

The R6 and R6.2 are completely mechanical and as close to a Leica M with a prism as you're going to get. The earlier SLR's that had problems were electronic.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-18-2015
Replies: 336
Views: 82,108
Posted By rolfe
Copy the Pakon 135+, updated to run on modern OS...

Copy the Pakon 135+, updated to run on modern OS and with more resolution.

A version that could do 120 a la Kodak HR-500 would be a bonus.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 06-28-2015
Replies: 660
Views: 153,830
Posted By rolfe
Christmas in June. Tiffany commercial being...

Christmas in June. Tiffany commercial being filmed in Greenwich Village, NYC.

Leica M6, Tri-X, 50mm C-Sonnar

https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3912/18618634833_16ab2475cf_c.jpg...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-25-2015
Replies: 119
Views: 30,103
Posted By rolfe
I'm glad I laid in a couple hundred rolls of the...

I'm glad I laid in a couple hundred rolls of the "old" APX100 in 35mm while it was available at blowout prices. :-).
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-25-2015
Replies: 104
Views: 12,662
Posted By rolfe
Leica M6, 35mm Biogon, Xtol...

Leica M6, 35mm Biogon, Xtol 1:1

https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7527/16069760280_c8daaaeecd_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/qu2HSq)
Typewriter Repairman (https://flic.kr/p/qu2HSq) by Rolfe Tessem...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-23-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 8,807
Posted By rolfe
I went with Induro CT214 legs and an Acratech...

I went with Induro CT214 legs and an Acratech head. Beautiful combo.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-24-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 3,967
Posted By rolfe
People have gotten VirtualBox to work, but I...

People have gotten VirtualBox to work, but I found it too finicky to tame. Parallels works like a dream. And yes, you do need an actual XP disk, but these are easily and cheaply available. Don't know...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-22-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 3,967
Posted By rolfe
Yes, I run mine on Yosemite using Parallels....

Yes, I run mine on Yosemite using Parallels. Others use VMWare or VirualBox, but Parallels is the easiest to set up.

Rolfe
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-22-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 3,967
Posted By rolfe
What you will find is that anything but the Pakon...

What you will find is that anything but the Pakon will result in doing selects somehow, either on a lightbox or digtal contacts, and then scanning those individual frames. Even the so-called fast...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-02-2015
Replies: 62
Views: 8,796
Posted By rolfe
Maybe I'm lucky, but the Industar 22 I bought...

Maybe I'm lucky, but the Industar 22 I bought focuses correctly with a cheap Chinese LTM/M adapter. It is sharp in the center and increasingly less so toward the corners. That, to me, is the...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-01-2015
Replies: 62
Views: 8,796
Posted By rolfe
Like new Industar 22's are available for $50 on...

Like new Industar 22's are available for $50 on eBay all day long. Throw in $10 for a Chinese LTM/M adapter.

Similar size, similar results.
Forum: Large Format Film RF 04-14-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 4,294
Posted By rolfe
The reason the instructor suggested a beater is...

The reason the instructor suggested a beater is because with Wet Plate, the back of the camera is eventually going to be destroyed. So don't start with an heirloom...

Rolfe
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 04-02-2015
Replies: 78
Views: 23,692
Posted By rolfe
M6, 50mm C-Sonnar, Tri-X,...

M6, 50mm C-Sonnar, Tri-X, HC-110

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8689/16740802937_3c44626627_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/rvjZtp)
Along Bedford St. (https://flic.kr/p/rvjZtp) by rolfe...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-26-2015
Replies: 38
Views: 10,533
Posted By rolfe
I think for street shooting the M7 is the best...

I think for street shooting the M7 is the best camera invented, although some will say the Ikon is its equal in this respect. If that isn't your focus -- if for example, you're into travel or...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-26-2015
Replies: 38
Views: 10,533
Posted By rolfe
I think for street shooting the M7 is the best...

I think for street shooting the M7 is the best camera invented, although some will say the Ikon is its equal in this respect. If that isn't your focus -- if for example, you're into travel or...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 03-09-2015
Replies: 228
Views: 36,226
Posted By rolfe
Top, 22mm with off-camera flash, bottom 40mm...

Top, 22mm with off-camera flash, bottom 40mm pancake with adapter. Both in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8561/16477673890_fd45079486_c.jpg...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-28-2015
Replies: 5,576
Views: 493,265
Posted By rolfe
Shopkeeper along the Malecón, Puerto Vallarta,...

Shopkeeper along the Malecón, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

EOS-M, 40mm, available light.

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8595/16655587895_e584a527f2_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/rnNf1x)

Shopkeeper along the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-28-2015
Replies: 5,576
Views: 493,265
Posted By rolfe
Canon EOS-M, 22mm, off-camera...

Canon EOS-M, 22mm, off-camera flash.

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8561/16477673890_fd45079486_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/r75onG)
Shucking oysters on the beach (https://flic.kr/p/r75onG) by rolfe...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-25-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 3,620
Posted By rolfe
The thin 90mm Tele-Elmarit is good -- just be...

The thin 90mm Tele-Elmarit is good -- just be sure you use a deep hood with it as it can be prone to flare without one.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-24-2015
Replies: 70
Views: 5,201
Posted By rolfe
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8568/16553292222_7f...

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8568/16553292222_7f2a7ef994_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/rdKX53)

Along the Malecón (https://flic.kr/p/rdKX53) by

rolfe (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-21-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 2,888
Posted By rolfe
127 and 135 were both standards. Of the cameras I...

127 and 135 were both standards. Of the cameras I have and have seen, 127mm was common on the earlier cameras and 135mm seems to have become more common as they moved into the Crown Graphic era.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-15-2015
Replies: 86
Views: 12,343
Posted By rolfe
Here is one in good sunlight, Nikon F, 85mm....

Here is one in good sunlight, Nikon F, 85mm. Things that C200 does not do well: Underexposure, mixed lighting, and dull overcast lighting. Grain is as would be expected for an ISO 200...
Forum: Photo Software 02-05-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 2,215
Posted By rolfe
Apple is supposedly offering a "path" to migrate...

Apple is supposedly offering a "path" to migrate existing iPhoto libraries to Lightroom.

Frankly, if I were still using iPhoto with it's weird proprietary library database, that's the solution I'd...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-05-2015
Replies: 38
Views: 3,825
Posted By rolfe
It does not all hinge on analog projection,...

It does not all hinge on analog projection, although that is undoubtedly important. Camera original is still an important component.

Also, currently, anything originated on digital is being archived...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 12-26-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 2,321
Posted By rolfe
Size says 16x20, but the image looks...

Size says 16x20, but the image looks square...

Was this with a Rollei?

Rolfe
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 12-03-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 2,436
Posted By rolfe
Make sure the leader is trimmed to a couple of...

Make sure the leader is trimmed to a couple of mm, or about the same distance between frames. This seems to help with the autodetect for frame start. Non-coded film generally doesn't cause any...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-25-2014
Replies: 95
Views: 32,683
Posted By rolfe
There are no bad Summicrons -- the only...

There are no bad Summicrons -- the only difference is in the ergonomic differences -- tab versus no tab, etc.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 11-25-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 5,895
Posted By rolfe
The Filson Magnum is larger than you might gather...

The Filson Magnum is larger than you might gather from the photos...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-14-2014
Replies: 37
Views: 6,879
Posted By rolfe
I guess you don't get that the high resolution...

I guess you don't get that the high resolution scans are done at the original size -- 1" x 1 1/2" approximately in the case of 35mm.

I have made my points here and am finished as I have nothing...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-13-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,399
Posted By rolfe
I'm not a chemist, nor do I play one on...

I'm not a chemist, nor do I play one on television :-)

But for all intents and purposes DD-X does the same thing as Xtol, with a different chemical formulation. At least that is my undersanding, and...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-13-2014
Replies: 37
Views: 6,879
Posted By rolfe
PPI refers to the scanning resolution. It has to...

PPI refers to the scanning resolution. It has to do with the optical resolution of the scanner. It has nothing to do with the ultimate output size. Think of it as the input resolution.

DPI refers to...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-13-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,399
Posted By rolfe
The only thing wrong with DD-X is that it's...

The only thing wrong with DD-X is that it's really expensive. But, aside from that, it is great IMHO for new techology films -- Delta and TMAX. It certainly works on anything, but for old technology...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-13-2014
Replies: 37
Views: 6,879
Posted By rolfe
Again, you are mistaking ppi for dpi. If you...

Again, you are mistaking ppi for dpi. If you check your math, you will see why a 2400 ppi scan of 35mm isn't going to yield more than an 8x12 print at 300 dpi.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-13-2014
Replies: 37
Views: 6,879
Posted By rolfe
You are mistaken -- there is nothing limiting the...

You are mistaken -- there is nothing limiting the 2400ppi file from being resized appropriately. Assuming we're talking the same scanner, the machine is going to be at its optical limit in either...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-13-2014
Replies: 37
Views: 6,879
Posted By rolfe
You're confusing DPI with PPI. Scanning 300DPI at...

You're confusing DPI with PPI. Scanning 300DPI at the print size is roughly the same thing as scanning at the scanner's resolution (2400 or so) at the negative size.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-11-2014
Replies: 43
Views: 4,395
Posted By rolfe
The biggest problem with Facebook's metaphor is...

The biggest problem with Facebook's metaphor is "friend or not friend". It is one dimensional. Facebook is trying to fix this by differentiating "friends", "close friends", etc. Google+ actually...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-11-2014
Replies: 37
Views: 6,879
Posted By rolfe
The V700 is horrible for 35mm, okay with...

The V700 is horrible for 35mm, okay with reservations for 120 and okay for 4x5.

If you do a lot of 35mm, get a Pakon 135+ and you will be amazed. Setup is a pain in the ass, but once running it is a...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 11-08-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 5,449
Posted By rolfe
I second the suggestion to search eBay for seller...

I second the suggestion to search eBay for seller "Mr. Zhou"or "jiozhou".

Look through all his listings though, as he makes several styles and colors.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-08-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 784
Posted By rolfe
This should be a standard stocked Leica part,...

This should be a standard stocked Leica part, since the company sells BP cameras with this rewind.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-08-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 2,291
Posted By rolfe
50mm C-Sonnar, Tri-X...

50mm C-Sonnar, Tri-X...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-06-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,944
Posted By rolfe
I agree with that -- all these cameras are...

I agree with that -- all these cameras are fantastic. With the M2, you get a great deal these days if you can live with the loading. I like the uncluttered finder too.

Until people started...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-02-2014
Replies: 178
Views: 44,306
Posted By rolfe
My BP M6TTL LHSA, Aki Asahi 4040...

My BP M6TTL LHSA, Aki Asahi 4040 covering.

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8188/8114491916_918b378bd2_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/dn3TK3)

Leica M6TTL LHSA (https://flic.kr/p/dn3TK3) by rolfe...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-17-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 4,396
Posted By rolfe
Photovillage!

Photovillage!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-09-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,100
Posted By rolfe
+1 That's what they were made for...

+1

That's what they were made for...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-09-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,100
Posted By rolfe
The EL was really supplanted by the 503CW with...

The EL was really supplanted by the 503CW with winder, so there is a more modern solution than the EL out there. OTOH, the 500/501 are classics and the 501CM was the last of that line. I got one of...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-06-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 5,735
Posted By rolfe
I've never heard of any reason to refrigerate...

I've never heard of any reason to refrigerate developer of any kind...you may be overthinking this...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-06-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 2,553
Posted By rolfe
The Pakon is no slouch at shadow detail, but of...

The Pakon is no slouch at shadow detail, but of course it doesn't do reversal film except through a convoluted workaround. Negative film isn't really so much of a challenge, so it isn't surprising...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-04-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,290
Posted By rolfe
Panasonic GX7 for interchangeable lenses or Fuji...

Panasonic GX7 for interchangeable lenses or Fuji X100T for fixed lens.

Can't go wrong with either one.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-04-2014
Replies: 269
Views: 57,920
Posted By rolfe
If you are going to sharpen later in PS or LR,...

If you are going to sharpen later in PS or LR, turn the Pakon sharpening all the way down. If you'd like to do a sort of hybrid workflow, turn it halfway down. In no case should it be left at the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-30-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 2,791
Posted By rolfe
With the Tele-Elmarit, be sure to get the correct...

With the Tele-Elmarit, be sure to get the correct hood for it. The correct one is surprisingly deep, but makes a huge difference.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-10-2014
Replies: 134
Views: 11,927
Posted By rolfe
We should be sophisticated consumers of...

We should be sophisticated consumers of photographic images here. There is a continuing misunderstanding of "commercial usage" as it understood under US law. If you us an image in an advertising...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-10-2014
Replies: 269
Views: 57,920
Posted By rolfe
These things cost $12,000 originally. Does it...

These things cost $12,000 originally. Does it really matter whether it is $250 or $300? Either way it is a steal.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-23-2014
Replies: 128
Views: 12,432
Posted By rolfe
Does anybody else think this is a bad choice of...

Does anybody else think this is a bad choice of naming nomenclature?

Leica MP

Leica M-P

Duh, can anybody see what could possibly be confusing here?
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 08-15-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 6,864
Posted By rolfe
The Pakon does traditional B&W just fine -- it...

The Pakon does traditional B&W just fine -- it does not do transparencies, mounted or otherwise.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 08-13-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 1,425
Posted By rolfe
Call Photovillage in Manhattan and ask them to...

Call Photovillage in Manhattan and ask them to walk you through the cure. All you have to do is take off the bottom of the scanner, if I understand the problem correctly.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 08-13-2014
Replies: 269
Views: 57,920
Posted By rolfe
You need to run Parallels, VMWare, or VirtualBox...

You need to run Parallels, VMWare, or VirtualBox on the Mac, as I'm sure you know. You also need to run XP in the virfual machine -- not Windows 7 or 8, or any other permutation. You will need a real...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-12-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 1,206
Posted By rolfe
Either DAG or Sherry can easily do this for you...

Either DAG or Sherry can easily do this for you -- I've had it done on my M3.

DAG can also install M4/M6 loading into an M3 -- I don't think Sherry does this.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-05-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 3,007
Posted By rolfe
220 in MF is for wedding or event photographers....

220 in MF is for wedding or event photographers. As long as they are still using some of it, it will remain. Otherwise, 120 is fine for most other MF users.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 08-05-2014
Replies: 95
Views: 17,120
Posted By rolfe
You should get a Pakon for 35mm and resort to an...

You should get a Pakon for 35mm and resort to an Epson 700 for MF, unless you are willing to spring for an Imacon/Hasselblad or a used drum scanner. I have all of the above, and I have to admit the...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 08-03-2014
Replies: 269
Views: 57,920
Posted By rolfe
AAAimaging.com will ship them anywhere in the...

AAAimaging.com will ship them anywhere in the world. I don't think shipping is too onerous...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 08-03-2014
Replies: 95
Views: 17,120
Posted By rolfe
I think this is excactly right. But in 35mm, it...

I think this is excactly right. But in 35mm, it only goes up to 8000ppi if you are willing to clip a frame out and scan it individually. In a negative strip, the max resolution on a 35mm frame is...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 08-03-2014
Replies: 660
Views: 153,830
Posted By rolfe
Boby Bar, Pezenas, France 2014 M6, 50mm...

Boby Bar, Pezenas, France 2014
M6, 50mm C-Sonnar, APX100

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2910/14630870302_491794d9ef_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ohT31w)Boby Bar, Pezenas, France 2014...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 08-02-2014
Replies: 95
Views: 17,120
Posted By rolfe
The OP wanted to know about the Imacon 848 versus...

The OP wanted to know about the Imacon 848 versus the X1, X5.

AFAIK, the 848 basically equals the X1 and the 949 basically equals the X5. The main difference was the name change between Imacon and...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-23-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 3,441
Posted By rolfe
Even if you find a very good example of a J9, you...

Even if you find a very good example of a J9, you will spend more getting the lubrication replaced and generally overhaulling the lens than you would spend on a thin Leica Tele-Elmarit. Ask me how I...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 07-12-2014
Replies: 1
Views: 1,258
Posted By rolfe
The only major tip is to set the default contrast...

The only major tip is to set the default contrast down to about -13. That will be good for the majority of scans. You can, or course, touch up each frame individually after the scan and before...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 07-12-2014
Replies: 314
Views: 87,298
Posted By rolfe
You guys doing mainly 35mm should get a Pakon and...

You guys doing mainly 35mm should get a Pakon and not look back...they're only $250.00! Add a V700 if you're doing medium format and that is the cheapest scanning solution you will find that does...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 07-11-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 2,731
Posted By rolfe
That looks like a really nice bag and a great...

That looks like a really nice bag and a great deal!
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