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Forum: RFF News 09-10-2016
Replies: 47
Views: 14,964
Posted By peterc
Cool idea!

Cool idea!
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 07-19-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 930
Posted By peterc
I doubt it. I suspect firmware changes would be...

I doubt it. I suspect firmware changes would be needed ... At a minimum.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 07-06-2013
Replies: 54
Views: 15,779
Posted By peterc
Thanks, Maggie. Fuji colours are wonderful.

Thanks, Maggie. Fuji colours are wonderful.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 07-06-2013
Replies: 54
Views: 15,779
Posted By peterc
Frog http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7426/9108962939...

Frog
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7426/9108962939_466d8acb2b_o.jpg
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-23-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 2,580
Posted By peterc
The VueScan Bible by Sascha Steinhoff might help....

The VueScan Bible by Sascha Steinhoff might help. It contains lots of good tips for using VueScan.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-27-2012
Replies: 45
Views: 9,836
Posted By peterc
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3216/3013600823_9a6e...

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3216/3013600823_9a6e4f5c7a_o.jpg
Nikon F, Nikkor-S 5cm f/2
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-27-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 4,111
Posted By peterc
It can depend on the lens. Some screen/lens...

It can depend on the lens. Some screen/lens combinations work better than others. And some screens are better for low light, while others work best in daylight.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-23-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 4,801
Posted By peterc
The Nikkor 50/1.2 AIS can be fun...

The Nikkor 50/1.2 AIS can be fun too.
http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4012/4647868782_4a4931fe9f_o.jpg
Shot at f/2.8
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-23-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 4,801
Posted By peterc
I'm partial to the following in each...

I'm partial to the following in each category.
28mm 28/2 AIS
35mm Nikkor-O.C 35mm f/2
50mm Nikkor-H.C 50mm f/2
85mm Nikkor-H or H.C 85/1.8
100/105mm Nikkor-P.C 105/2.5
Most I've listed are pre-AI,...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-22-2012
Replies: 45
Views: 9,836
Posted By peterc
Owl http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2710/4169724412_...

Owl
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2710/4169724412_5c18b35bb9_o.jpg
Nikkor-H 85/1.8
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-22-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,152
Posted By peterc
Thanks, Jeff. I'll pass that one along.

Thanks, Jeff. I'll pass that one along.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-22-2012
Replies: 45
Views: 9,836
Posted By peterc
Winter...

Winter Scene
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3383/3310379649_ce6954d019_o.jpg
Nikon F, Nikkor-UD 20mm f/3.5
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-22-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,152
Posted By peterc
OK. It definitely needs a CLA. Someone apparently...

OK. It definitely needs a CLA. Someone apparently tried to lubricate it with WD40.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-22-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,152
Posted By peterc
Not sure what needs to be repaired. Possibly just...

Not sure what needs to be repaired. Possibly just needs a CLA. Friend was asking for a friend if I knew of a repair place that could get it working.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-22-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,152
Posted By peterc
Contina repair in Toronto

Any recommendations?
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 09-26-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 2,400
Posted By peterc
Saw the announcement on the Fuji Global site....

Saw the announcement on the Fuji Global site. Can't wait.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-24-2012
Replies: 58
Views: 8,473
Posted By peterc
I've done some in colour as the leaves are...

I've done some in colour as the leaves are changing already here in the frozen north. Think I'll have to try B&W fall colours next. Will likely do digital either in-camera mono or a conversion.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 09-16-2012
Replies: 2,582
Views: 644,966
Posted By peterc
Woman &...

Woman & Gull
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8316/7978649778_01221ea15e_o.jpg
Forum: RFF Polls 09-16-2012
Replies: 261
Views: 31,258
Posted By peterc
Nikon D1. It's a tank and won't quit.

Nikon D1. It's a tank and won't quit.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 09-08-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 2,137
Posted By peterc
I have a 16GB Lexar UHS-I card in mine. Works...

I have a 16GB Lexar UHS-I card in mine. Works fine.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-27-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 2,540
Posted By peterc
Just for fun. AIs Nikkor 300mm f/4.5 on a...

Just for fun.
AIs Nikkor 300mm f/4.5 on a Panasonic G1
http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6171/6166721452_b7238795db_o.jpg
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-27-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 2,540
Posted By peterc
Shot with Olympus E-PL1 and Lumix 45-200mm at...

Shot with Olympus E-PL1 and Lumix 45-200mm at 200mm.
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8159/7454803262_7b61960673_o.jpg

Panasonic G10, same...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 06-26-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 2,596
Posted By peterc
Contact Downtown Camera in Toronto or Henry's...

Contact Downtown Camera in Toronto or Henry's Outlet Centre. One of them might have a G7 sitting around.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-31-2011
Replies: 32
Views: 3,370
Posted By peterc
Nikkor-O.C 35mm f/2. Excellent lens on film or...

Nikkor-O.C 35mm f/2. Excellent lens on film or digital.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-13-2011
Replies: 61
Views: 11,387
Posted By peterc
I had been interested in the X100 until I found...

I had been interested in the X100 until I found out that Silkypix was the supplied software. I contacted Fuji to see if they were going to update Hyper-Utility to support the X100 and was told the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-21-2009
Replies: 65
Views: 4,450
Posted By peterc
HP5 Autowinder. I have the special developing...

HP5 Autowinder. I have the special developing reel someplace.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 09-08-2009
Replies: 35
Views: 2,306
Posted By peterc
That's what I want as well. The ergonomics of the...

That's what I want as well. The ergonomics of the F4 are the best I've found.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 09-08-2009
Replies: 35
Views: 2,306
Posted By peterc
Sigma DP1 or DP2. Not an FF sensor (APS) but...

Sigma DP1 or DP2.
Not an FF sensor (APS) but single focal length (28mm or 40mm), few bells and whistles. Also, excellent IQ.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-11-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 965
Posted By peterc
Wonderful camera. Owned one years ago and enjoyed...

Wonderful camera. Owned one years ago and enjoyed it thoroughly. Unfortunately I know of no one who can work on them. It was tough finding good (qualified) Miranda repair 25 years ago.
Good luck.
Forum: RFF Polls 08-09-2009
Replies: 118
Views: 7,724
Posted By peterc
I appreciate good OOF performance, but I refuse...

I appreciate good OOF performance, but I refuse to call it bokeh.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-17-2009
Replies: 518
Views: 42,864
Posted By peterc
The Canadian price is $999.99 with the 17mm,...

The Canadian price is $999.99 with the 17mm, $899.99 with the zoom. Henry's is taking pre-orders.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-02-2009
Replies: 55
Views: 5,618
Posted By peterc
Is it possible that your ISP is blocking email...

Is it possible that your ISP is blocking email from Oleg's ISP ... or vice-versa? I've had this problem with several ISPs.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-31-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 993
Posted By peterc
You could also consider the Nikkor-H or Nikkor...

You could also consider the Nikkor-H or Nikkor H.C 50/2. The lens is an excellent performer and generally quite cheap. Make sure you get one that has been AI converted for the FE2.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-02-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 1,687
Posted By peterc
28/3.5...

28/3.5 example.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3483/3254405021_18b77812e5_o.jpg
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-02-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 1,687
Posted By peterc
That's not a 28/3.5.

That's not a 28/3.5.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-02-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 1,687
Posted By peterc
You should keep the 28/3.5 ... it's a classic.

You should keep the 28/3.5 ... it's a classic.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-28-2009
Replies: 21
Views: 1,874
Posted By peterc
The N90s/F90x can use AI and AF lenses unlike the...

The N90s/F90x can use AI and AF lenses unlike the N80/F80 which can only meter with chipped lenses.
The N90s is also more of a system camera. Focusing screens can be changed, there are multifunction...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 04-21-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 950
Posted By peterc
Dust on the sensor is pretty unusual in P&S...

Dust on the sensor is pretty unusual in P&S digicams. Most I've seen are fairly well sealed units and dust would not reach the sensor unless they were used in exceptionally dusty environments.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-04-2009
Replies: 51
Views: 3,579
Posted By peterc
In alphabetical order: Canon, Nikon, Olympus and...

In alphabetical order: Canon, Nikon, Olympus and Pentax are all good.
Check out a used camera store and see which one fits your needs.
I'm partial to Nikons, the F4 in particular for its...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-11-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 1,912
Posted By peterc
All Nikkors, except the ones requiring mirror...

All Nikkors, except the ones requiring mirror lockup, work fine on the D40. I use pre-AI lenses on my D40 all the time.
There's no metering or AF but the RF focusing works fine.
Forum: RFF Polls 12-15-2008
Replies: 220
Views: 39,682
Posted By peterc
I use Sunny 16 or carry a light meter. Usually a...

I use Sunny 16 or carry a light meter. Usually a combination of both.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-13-2008
Replies: 57
Views: 4,595
Posted By peterc
Why not? Nikon F80, 28mm...

Why not?
Nikon F80, 28mm lens
http://www.pbase.com/pdwc/image/35507865.jpg

Nikon F4s, 50mm
http://www.pbase.com/pdwc/image/102083817.jpg
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 12-13-2008
Replies: 39
Views: 3,412
Posted By peterc
I think it could do with more contrast and a bit...

I think it could do with more contrast and a bit of a crop (drop the left 1/4 of the frame and some of the sky).
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-03-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 2,164
Posted By peterc
Pre-AI Nikkor-O 35/2 examples. B&W film /...

Pre-AI Nikkor-O 35/2 examples.
B&W film / Nikkormat FT2
http://www.pbase.com/image/72079138

On D40 dSLR
http://www.pbase.com/image/99927569
Forum: Optics Theory - 11-23-2008
Replies: 61
Views: 5,398
Posted By peterc
What about the Elmar 50/2.8? It was made in LTM...

What about the Elmar 50/2.8? It was made in LTM and is an excellent performer.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-06-2008
Replies: 32
Views: 3,583
Posted By peterc
I have a 24-50 f/3.3-4.5 AF-Nikkor that fits the...

I have a 24-50 f/3.3-4.5 AF-Nikkor that fits the bill quite well. It's already quite heavy enough.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-29-2008
Replies: 47
Views: 3,851
Posted By peterc
Pre-AI lenses will damage the D700 if you try to...

Pre-AI lenses will damage the D700 if you try to mount them. I removed the D700 from my wish list for this reason. I have a lot of unconverted pre-AI glass. If you have the lenses AI converted they...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-26-2008
Replies: 42
Views: 4,351
Posted By peterc
My 'dreamy' Summar 50/2....

My 'dreamy' Summar 50/2.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3205/2976649550_e7cc52971f_o.jpg
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 10-12-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 1,016
Posted By peterc
Henry's has bricks of HP5+ on special. Shipping...

Henry's has bricks of HP5+ on special. Shipping is free this weekend.
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 09-21-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 1,680
Posted By peterc
The New Zone System Manual by White/Zakia/Lorenz...

The New Zone System Manual by White/Zakia/Lorenz is aimed at photographers wanting to use the Zone System with 35mm.
I have no idea if it's still available. My copy is from 1978.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 08-03-2008
Replies: 26
Views: 2,288
Posted By peterc
I would find it hard to believe the Rodinal went...

I would find it hard to believe the Rodinal went bad. I've used Rodinal from a partially full bottle that was left for about 15 years with no problems. It gets rather chunky, but it still...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-22-2008
Replies: 113
Views: 10,193
Posted By peterc
Sometimes a photograph is just a photograph.

Sometimes a photograph is just a photograph.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 07-22-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 1,018
Posted By peterc
I'm not sure why you'd get a petal hood for a...

I'm not sure why you'd get a petal hood for a 50mm, but, yes, the larger petals go top and bottom.
Petal hoods are generally sold for zoom lenses that go into the wide range. They are essentially a...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-20-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 1,675
Posted By peterc
D76/ID11 or HC-110 or Ilfosol 3. All are good...

D76/ID11 or HC-110 or Ilfosol 3. All are good general purpose developers and by varying the dilution can be tuned for excellent results with the films you are using.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-18-2008
Replies: 58
Views: 5,111
Posted By peterc
I've been using pre-AI lenses on my D40 since I...

I've been using pre-AI lenses on my D40 since I got it and haven't noticed any damage. The only lenses you can't use on the D40 are the ones that require mirror lockup.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-13-2008
Replies: 58
Views: 5,111
Posted By peterc
The D40 is 6MP. It's quite small, not the size of...

The D40 is 6MP. It's quite small, not the size of the D100 or D70.
You have no metering with the manual lenses, but that's not really a problem.
D40, Pre-AI Nikkor-O...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-13-2008
Replies: 58
Views: 5,111
Posted By peterc
The S2 has great colour, but the battery...

The S2 has great colour, but the battery consumption can be a killer. It takes 3 kinds of batteries (all at the same time).
If you have old Nikkors (even pre-AI) consider a D40 which can be had for...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-13-2008
Replies: 160
Views: 12,986
Posted By peterc
The...

The photographers.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3153/2663006954_fef23aa431_o.jpg
Sorry, not RF. Nikon F3, AI-P Nikkor 45/2.8
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-12-2008
Replies: 136
Views: 10,483
Posted By peterc
CV 15/4.5, Bessa L, Neopan...

CV 15/4.5, Bessa L, Neopan 400
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3174/2638484893_4fcbba04e9_o.jpg
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 07-10-2008
Replies: 48
Views: 4,454
Posted By peterc
I think cropping out the woman on the left of the...

I think cropping out the woman on the left of the frame would add power to the image. Too bad there isn't smoke curling out of the nostril ... that would have completed the uncoolness.
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 07-04-2008
Replies: 22
Views: 2,348
Posted By peterc
Cool! Looks good.

Cool! Looks good.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-29-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 1,561
Posted By peterc
I have a Nikon L35AW for rain/water use. They can...

I have a Nikon L35AW for rain/water use. They can be had pretty cheap these days. Several other companies made similar underwater 35mm cameras.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-28-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 1,468
Posted By peterc
if you use the developer as a one-shot solution,...

if you use the developer as a one-shot solution, you'll only get 4 rolls out of it. However, you can pour the developer back into the stock bottle after use and reuse. But, for microphen, you have to...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-14-2008
Replies: 32
Views: 5,307
Posted By peterc
I use Ilford Rapid Fixer one shot. You mix it...

I use Ilford Rapid Fixer one shot. You mix it 1+4. I've never really had a problem with the concentrate going bad. Ilford says the concentrate is good for 6 months in a partially full bottle.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-08-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 2,259
Posted By peterc
I checked my 43-86, and it's one of the early AI...

I checked my 43-86, and it's one of the early AI models.
This is an example on a D1x.
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2013/2305156510_d853308875_o.jpg
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-07-2008
Replies: 63
Views: 6,248
Posted By peterc
I take pictures for fun. If others like them ......

I take pictures for fun. If others like them ... that's good. If not ... oh well.
Were I to get discovered and have to do shows that would make it work and not nearly as much fun.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-07-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 2,259
Posted By peterc
I have the 43-86. There were several versions and...

I have the 43-86. There were several versions and some were not bad lenses.
I've stuck mostly to Nikkor primes. I have th 28/3.5 in pre-AI.
As for using them on dSLRs ... you can use the pre-AI...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-30-2008
Replies: 34
Views: 2,334
Posted By peterc
Park Fountain -...

Park Fountain - Toronto
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3073/2482024114_3212c18550_o.jpg
Leica III (F), Elmar 50/2.8, Neopan 400
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-12-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 3,147
Posted By peterc
Example from my Summar in its pre-cleaning...

Example from my Summar in its pre-cleaning state.
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2213/2438369852_2750abfc35_o.jpg
This was shot at 1/40 and f/2
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-12-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 3,147
Posted By peterc
I got a 1934 Summar with a Leica III a couple of...

I got a 1934 Summar with a Leica III a couple of weeks ago. The lens was full of haze, the paint inside the barrel had come off and was floating around inside and it has cleaning marks. Not taking...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-09-2008
Replies: 31
Views: 3,685
Posted By peterc
Bill's advice is good. Security doesn't...

Bill's advice is good. Security doesn't necessarily use the same definition as the venue operator.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-09-2008
Replies: 31
Views: 3,685
Posted By peterc
Phone and find out what their definition of...

Phone and find out what their definition of "professional" is. Some places it just means anything with a long zoom. Other venues it means anything better than a cellphone cam or a disposable 35mm.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-29-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 1,005
Posted By peterc
I have several of Patterson's books. Photography...

I have several of Patterson's books. Photography and the Art of Seeing, Photography of Natural Things, and The Garden are books I look through frequently.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-28-2008
Replies: 33
Views: 2,585
Posted By peterc
Ilford has a good little pdf primer on...

Ilford has a good little pdf primer on developing.
Ilford (http://www.ilfordphoto.com/applications/page.asp?n=31)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-27-2008
Replies: 42
Views: 4,930
Posted By peterc
Take a look at the FE2. Lighter than the F3, but...

Take a look at the FE2. Lighter than the F3, but with many of the same features. Plus 1/4000 top shutter speed and 1/250 flash synch.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-24-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 1,082
Posted By peterc
I find Vuescan does this quite a bit with my...

I find Vuescan does this quite a bit with my Coolscan IV ED as well. Sometimes ejecting the strip and reloading helps. You can use the frame offset to move the film so that the frame is properly...
Forum: RFF Polls 04-21-2008
Replies: 44
Views: 4,692
Posted By peterc
Ghosts - No ... unless you're talking about the...

Ghosts - No ... unless you're talking about the ones you get when lens elements reflect badly.
Aliens - I'm sure there's life elsewhere in the universe, but I doubt very much that they've bothered to...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-08-2008
Replies: 40
Views: 4,704
Posted By peterc
I'd have to disagree here. If we're talking art,...

I'd have to disagree here. If we're talking art, and your skill (or craft) is in Photoshop, what is wrong with doing the heavy lifting in PS? The "artist" might start with an imperfect photograph and...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-08-2008
Replies: 40
Views: 4,704
Posted By peterc
Isn't the "art" in the composition of the subject...

Isn't the "art" in the composition of the subject and the interpretation of the negative?
Whether you use a P&S digicam or an 8x10 view camera to get the "negative" shouldn't really make a...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-08-2008
Replies: 40
Views: 4,704
Posted By peterc
Check out Pete Myers' work. He has used both...

Check out Pete Myers' work. He has used both digital and film for B&W.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-08-2008
Replies: 40
Views: 4,704
Posted By peterc
I can't see how ethics would enter into it. A...

I can't see how ethics would enter into it.
A print from a negative is an interpretation of that negative.
A print from a RAW file is an interpretation of that digital negative.
Both are...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-06-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 1,122
Posted By peterc
Stock Microphen for 16 minutes is probably your...

Stock Microphen for 16 minutes is probably your best bet. Ilford doesn't recommend DD-X for HP5+ above 1600ISO.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 03-21-2008
Replies: 34
Views: 2,366
Posted By peterc
Give the Bessa R some time. I bought one, used it...

Give the Bessa R some time. I bought one, used it for a while, decided I didn't like it, sold it. I then ended up buying another Bessa R and have found I really do like it. It has one of the best...
Forum: Optics Theory - 03-10-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 2,250
Posted By peterc
Downtown Camera in Toronto has most of the CV...

Downtown Camera in Toronto has most of the CV wides in stock.
Forum: Off Topic 03-06-2008
Replies: 181
Views: 3,395
Posted By peterc
There are many things that are orders of...

There are many things that are orders of magnitude more dangerous than terrorism.
Smoking
Eating fast food
Crossing the street
Driving
Personally, I'm willing to live with a little less vigilance,...
Forum: Off Topic 03-06-2008
Replies: 181
Views: 3,395
Posted By peterc
True. But it's really annoying. My main point is...

True. But it's really annoying.
My main point is that people are so wound up they're seeing terrorism around every corner. Anything slightly out of the ordinary is to be questioned. And the chances...
Forum: Off Topic 03-06-2008
Replies: 181
Views: 3,395
Posted By peterc
Because what the average slack-jawed yokel finds...

Because what the average slack-jawed yokel finds suspicious probably isn't.
I have been approached and questioned for taking a closeup of a door, a construction crane against the sky, a mailbox,...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 02-20-2008
Replies: 20
Poll: Praying
Views: 2,119
Posted By peterc
I always used a clock, but I suppose praying (if...

I always used a clock, but I suppose praying (if one is so inclined and the prayer is fairly repetitive) could substitute as a timing device.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-18-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 2,578
Posted By peterc
Now, if only they'd give it to stores so people...

Now, if only they'd give it to stores so people could buy it.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-16-2008
Replies: 44
Views: 2,939
Posted By peterc
Pre-AI Nikkors can be had for pretty good prices...

Pre-AI Nikkors can be had for pretty good prices these days. A Nikkormat FT2 or FTn would give you metering (not stop down) with the old Nikkors.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-15-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 1,808
Posted By peterc
I'll put in another vote for Gord at Commercial...

I'll put in another vote for Gord at Commercial Camera. I haven't had him do any Leica work, but he's worked on my FED and my Nikons. I just got a quote today for a full CLA and seal replacement on a...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-13-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 953
Posted By peterc
Ilford Anti-static cloth is good too.

Ilford Anti-static cloth is good too.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-11-2008
Replies: 164
Views: 4,970
Posted By peterc
There is an important point in all of this....

There is an important point in all of this. People who run a business must take some care in how they handle customers or prospective clients. The choice of words used to decline working for someone...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-11-2008
Replies: 164
Views: 4,970
Posted By peterc
No. Her religious belief isn't the problem. The...

No. Her religious belief isn't the problem.
The problem is her way of refusing the job.
She can believe whatever she likes, but refusing the job in the way it's alleged she did is a human rights...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-11-2008
Replies: 164
Views: 4,970
Posted By peterc
Yes, they have that right. There is no argument...

Yes, they have that right. There is no argument on that issue. What is illegal (in most of the civilized world) is saying "No, because you are (homosexual, Jewish, Black, Christian, female, male,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-11-2008
Replies: 164
Views: 4,970
Posted By peterc
Her religious belief is hers and that's fine. She...

Her religious belief is hers and that's fine. She can refuse work that doesn't agree with those beliefs by saying "no". However, to refuse it by saying "I will not do this because you're (whatever)"...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-11-2008
Replies: 164
Views: 4,970
Posted By peterc
I beg to differ. Discrimination is the whole...

I beg to differ.
Discrimination is the whole point here.
It's fine to refuse a job by saying "no".
It is discrimination to say "no, because you're a *insert race, religion, gender, orientation etc....
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-11-2008
Replies: 164
Views: 4,970
Posted By peterc
It's not the refusal of service. Just saying "no"...

It's not the refusal of service. Just saying "no" to the job would have been fine. Giving the reason that was cited in the article moves it into another realm ... discrimination and, depending on...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-08-2008
Replies: 56
Views: 1,946
Posted By peterc
Too bad. I shot a lot of 665 film over the years....

Too bad. I shot a lot of 665 film over the years. Always wanted a 600SE, but they're still pretty pricey.
Forum: Optics Theory - 02-06-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 3,785
Posted By peterc
UV filters make a difference with B&W film. Most...

UV filters make a difference with B&W film. Most B&W films are sensitive to UV light and on bright days a good UV will reduce fogging due to UV resulting in a slight improvement in apparent sharpness...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-04-2008
Replies: 27
Views: 1,656
Posted By peterc
You might be able to make your own substitute for...

You might be able to make your own substitute for the FH-3.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-04-2008
Replies: 27
Views: 1,656
Posted By peterc
In the SA-21 the masking along the sprocket holes...

In the SA-21 the masking along the sprocket holes is what keeps the film flat.
If you use the MA-20 with the FH-3 strip holder you might be able to modify the FH-3 to show more of the film but you...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-04-2008
Replies: 27
Views: 1,656
Posted By peterc
Sorry, top and bottom are white. the scanner...

Sorry, top and bottom are white. the scanner masks out the sprocket holes.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-04-2008
Replies: 27
Views: 1,656
Posted By peterc
Quick and dirty full frame scan with SA-21.

Quick and dirty full frame scan with SA-21.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-04-2008
Replies: 27
Views: 1,656
Posted By peterc
If you use the SA-21 film strip feeder you can...

If you use the SA-21 film strip feeder you can get a scan of more than the exposed area of the film.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-03-2008
Replies: 24
Views: 1,429
Posted By peterc
Did you check with Gord at Commercial Camera...

Did you check with Gord at Commercial Camera Repair. If they can't help, they may know someone who can.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-02-2008
Replies: 127
Views: 11,721
Posted By peterc
Seems like Kodak doesn't really want anyone to...

Seems like Kodak doesn't really want anyone to have the new film.
I went to a couple of stores in the past week and asked for TMY-2. They said they'd seen it on the Kodak site, have had customers...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-31-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 915
Posted By peterc
D-76 at 1+1 for 11:45 or 12 minutes should be...

D-76 at 1+1 for 11:45 or 12 minutes should be pretty close.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-31-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 634
Posted By peterc
It's been glacial today. I've had several...

It's been glacial today. I've had several instances where it timed out.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-30-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 444
Posted By peterc
The dots are (generally) 250 and 320. So the...

The dots are (generally) 250 and 320.
So the progression is 200 (marked), 250, 320, 400 (marked).
Forum: RFF Polls 01-30-2008
Replies: 75
Views: 5,444
Posted By peterc
If it is possible to locate the previous owner,...

If it is possible to locate the previous owner, I'd make an effort to return the film unprocessed. Otherwise, process it and see what you got. I got six or seven (badly exposed) shots of a field full...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-28-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 3,187
Posted By peterc
Check this...

Check this (http://www.ilfordphoto.com/applications/page.asp?n=90&t=Developing+Black+and+white+film) out.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-28-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 1,398
Posted By peterc
Ilford Pan-F or Efke KB25.

Ilford Pan-F or Efke KB25.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-27-2008
Replies: 44
Views: 1,873
Posted By peterc
I often lug around a Nikon D1x (about 1.5kg with...

I often lug around a Nikon D1x (about 1.5kg with battery) but it has great ergonomics and balances nicely with heavy lenses (my 300/4.5 which tips the scale at about 1.2kg for example).
On the film...
Forum: RFF Polls 01-20-2008
Replies: 207
Views: 15,602
Posted By peterc
Good point. The CR2 and CR123a can be found at...

Good point. The CR2 and CR123a can be found at just about any drugstore these days.
Forum: RFF Polls 01-20-2008
Replies: 207
Views: 15,602
Posted By peterc
The only thing I think has gone "wrong" with...

The only thing I think has gone "wrong" with cameras is proprietary batteries (not a problem for meterless, fully-manual cameras). One of the first things I check when looking at a camera is how it's...
Forum: RFF Polls 01-14-2008
Replies: 40
Views: 3,169
Posted By peterc
B&W gets processed at home. C41 goes to the...

B&W gets processed at home.
C41 goes to the drugstore.
Slides go to a pro lab.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-13-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 1,207
Posted By peterc
I've had no problems in Canadian...

I've had no problems in Canadian airports.
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1278/572726321_625aa75d3e_o.jpg
Stanfield Airport, Halifax
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-10-2008
Replies: 386
Views: 53,796
Posted By peterc
My favourite horse...

My favourite horse pic.
http://www.pbase.com/pdwc/image/62079252.jpg
Bessa R, Hektor 135/4.5, Delta 100
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-10-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 829
Posted By peterc
I always used a stop followed by a quick water...

I always used a stop followed by a quick water bath to keep the fix from getting contaminated. Also, a stop bath stops development more quickly than a water bath (a water bath is sort of going from...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-10-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 1,461
Posted By peterc
Pete Myers (http://www.petemyers.com/)

Pete Myers (http://www.petemyers.com/)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-10-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 647
Posted By peterc
From the Nikon Canada site: "Nikon digital...

From the Nikon Canada site:
"Nikon digital products sold in Canada have a warranty which is honoured by Nikon Canada offices, this warranty is not supported by Nikon offices outside of Canada. Nikon...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-09-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 732
Posted By peterc
Ilfosol-S is a good choice. At the 1+14 dilution,...

Ilfosol-S is a good choice. At the 1+14 dilution, you can develop HP5 and FP4 in the same tank (9 1/2 minutes).
Ilfotec DD-X also works well with both films, but is more expensive.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-09-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 1,172
Posted By peterc
That's the F3/T. It has titanium top and base...

That's the F3/T. It has titanium top and base plates and a titanium HP finder (DE-4). Apart from the titanium cladding it's the same as the F3 HP.
You might want to consider an F4. It has built in...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-09-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 1,029
Posted By peterc
Not so. You can develop any of the C41 films in...

Not so. You can develop any of the C41 films in Rodinal. it's just a matter of finding the concentration, time and agitation that gives the best result.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-08-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 6,275
Posted By peterc
I've found DD-X works quite nicely with just...

I've found DD-X works quite nicely with just about everything using Ilford's suggested times.
If you run across some APX400, it's particularly good in...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-01-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 1,696
Posted By peterc
I have fingerless gloves that have a flap that...

I have fingerless gloves that have a flap that turns them into mittens when you want to keep the fingers warm. I also try to avoid metal cameras when it's really cold, opting for ones with more...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-31-2007
Replies: 86
Views: 4,836
Posted By peterc
There are two ways of looking at the "Holy...

There are two ways of looking at the "Holy Grail".
1) Your ideal camera (could probably be subdivided into film or digital). For me, this is the Nikon F4. It works very well with virtually every...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 12-30-2007
Replies: 32
Views: 3,134
Posted By peterc
I have a Hi-Matic C I'll let go for half of that!!

I have a Hi-Matic C I'll let go for half of that!!
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 12-29-2007
Replies: 26
Views: 1,720
Posted By peterc
Kitchen...

Kitchen sink.
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2268/2147950652_92e17928d7_o.jpg
Bessa R, CV 35/1.7, Silvertone 400, Ilfotec DD-X
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-27-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 1,921
Posted By peterc
Never saw him play live (wish I had). However, I...

Never saw him play live (wish I had). However, I did meet him about 6 to 8 months ago at a camera store in Toronto where he was picking up supplies.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-28-2007
Replies: 0
Views: 2,365
Posted By peterc
Some Voigtlander gear

Moderators: if there's a problem with this post, please feel free to remove.

A friend of mine runs a camera business out of his home. He recently got a large quantity of Voigtlander equipment from a...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 09-18-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 837
Posted By peterc
Wrinkled shutter curtain is pretty much normal...

Wrinkled shutter curtain is pretty much normal for the Canon 7. Depends on the amount of wrinkle if it will cause problems.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-17-2007
Replies: 133
Views: 6,831
Posted By peterc
Leaves. http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1109/139858...

Leaves.
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1109/1398589181_fc10aa2a0c_o.jpg
Bessa R, Ultron 35/1.7, Delta 100
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-17-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 1,257
Posted By peterc
I've purchased some film from the U.S. I got good...

I've purchased some film from the U.S. I got good deals on some Delta 100 (at about 1/4 the best price I could find in Canada) and some bulk Pan-F.
Agfa Silvertone films are dirt cheap in Canada. A...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-15-2007
Replies: 50
Views: 3,963
Posted By peterc
Cooking with Gene. Looks good.

Cooking with Gene. Looks good.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-15-2007
Replies: 50
Views: 3,963
Posted By peterc
A couple of examples from my AI-S 50/1.2, both at...

A couple of examples from my AI-S 50/1.2, both at full aperture, taken with a Fuji...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-14-2007
Replies: 50
Views: 3,963
Posted By peterc
We're just too stupid to realize we're getting...

We're just too stupid to realize we're getting horrible results. :D


I have yet to find one of the old Nikkors (apart from the ones that were rubbish for film photography too) that doesn't give...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-14-2007
Replies: 50
Views: 3,963
Posted By peterc
Heron an minnow. Nikon D1 with AI-Nikkor...

Heron an minnow. Nikon D1 with AI-Nikkor 300/4.5
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1106/1313609543_0bae275fe7_o.jpg

Grooming wasp. Nikon D1 with Nikkor-P...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-13-2007
Replies: 36
Views: 2,869
Posted By peterc
The F80 (N80) is an excellent camera. The built...

The F80 (N80) is an excellent camera. The built in flash will do a very good job in a close environment.
Batteries aren't cheap though. The F80 takes a pair of CR123A cells and they deplete quickly...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 09-11-2007
Replies: 55
Views: 4,436
Posted By peterc
RF alignment in the Bessa is a problem. My first...

RF alignment in the Bessa is a problem. My first Bessa R was misaligned out of the box. I sent it out and had that properly adjusted. It was still fine when I sold it.
Decided I needed a Bessa again....
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 09-11-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 721
Posted By peterc
It'll probably be kind of muddy. The shadows will...

It'll probably be kind of muddy. The shadows will be pretty blocked up, but you won't have to worry about blown highlights.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-07-2007
Replies: 50
Views: 3,963
Posted By peterc
I'm using my AI-converted, AI and AI-S Nikkors on...

I'm using my AI-converted, AI and AI-S Nikkors on a pair of old D1 bodies. The 50/1.2, 85/2, Nikkor-O 35/2, and Nikkor-P 105/2.5 are some of my favourites.

Peter
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-03-2007
Replies: 30
Views: 1,912
Posted By peterc
The roll I finished shooting this afternoon is...

The roll I finished shooting this afternoon is drying. I usually try to develop immediately. sometimes after a trip it takes a few days to catch up.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 08-25-2007
Replies: 49
Views: 3,528
Posted By peterc
You could sell the paper on eBay as nearly mint.

You could sell the paper on eBay as nearly mint.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-22-2007
Replies: 66
Views: 3,207
Posted By peterc
Crumbling Land by Pink Floyd or Elemental Child...

Crumbling Land by Pink Floyd or Elemental Child by Marc Bolan.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 08-21-2007
Replies: 43
Views: 2,833
Posted By peterc
When I use 36 exposure rolls I usually stop at 35...

When I use 36 exposure rolls I usually stop at 35 since I store negs in pages that hold 35 frames.
I prefer 20 or 24 exposure rolls.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-18-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 800
Posted By peterc
T-Max, Delta and ACROS all do that ... though it...

T-Max, Delta and ACROS all do that ... though it seems to depend on the developer how pink the fix gets.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-17-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 1,003
Posted By peterc
You can develop Scala as a negative in Rodinal....

You can develop Scala as a negative in Rodinal. It makes a very nice negative film.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 08-17-2007
Replies: 71
Views: 26,780
Posted By peterc
I never really got along with Tri-X. Tried this,...

I never really got along with Tri-X. Tried this, tried that and was never really happy with the results. HP5+ in ilfosol-S is the ticket if I want a 400 film. APX 400 in Microphen is a close second.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 08-17-2007
Replies: 381
Views: 196,253
Posted By peterc
My new-to-me Bessa R with Elmar 50/2.8.

My new-to-me Bessa R with Elmar 50/2.8.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-16-2007
Replies: 76
Views: 2,927
Posted By peterc
To further muddy the waters. Art, in its basic...

To further muddy the waters.
Art, in its basic form, is something created by a person to stimulate other humans in some way. And, yes, some artists use elephants and monkeys to make their art, but...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-16-2007
Replies: 2,741
Views: 807,591
Posted By peterc
Guess that makes it a throwback.

Guess that makes it a throwback.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-16-2007
Replies: 76
Views: 2,927
Posted By peterc
Why do you need to see the potential at the time...

Why do you need to see the potential at the time you took the shot?
You could go out and shoot random things and then go through the results and see if there's something you can make "art" from.
What...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-14-2007
Replies: 22
Views: 1,447
Posted By peterc
Was the UV higher than normal in the area? If the...

Was the UV higher than normal in the area? If the film you used was sensitive in the UV range that could result in a fogging effect.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-14-2007
Replies: 2,741
Views: 807,591
Posted By peterc
Nikon EM with Nikon 50/1.8E and Nikon F4s with...

Nikon EM with Nikon 50/1.8E and Nikon F4s with 50/1.2.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-13-2007
Replies: 41
Views: 5,510
Posted By peterc
Forum: Off Topic 08-12-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 626
Posted By peterc
To bad about Merv. Chuck Barris is still around...

To bad about Merv.
Chuck Barris is still around though.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-11-2007
Replies: 1
Views: 686
Posted By peterc
Microphen.

Microphen.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-11-2007
Replies: 18
Views: 1,865
Posted By peterc
Noritsu and Fuji are in pretty heavy competition...

Noritsu and Fuji are in pretty heavy competition over 1 hour systems in my neck of the woods. Both have brought out very compact C41, scan, print lines and (so I'm told) are offering very attractive...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 08-11-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 1,104
Posted By peterc
Acros is pretty intolerant of any overexposure. I...

Acros is pretty intolerant of any overexposure. I never tried it in DD-X, but after trying several developers, I'll add another vote for Rodinal.

1:50 - 8 1/2 minutes, 1 tilt every 30 seconds.
1:100...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 08-10-2007
Replies: 32
Views: 2,619
Posted By peterc
J12 works fine on my Contax. No focusing troubles.

J12 works fine on my Contax. No focusing troubles.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 08-10-2007
Replies: 32
Views: 2,619
Posted By peterc
Nice. I recently picked up a Contax II ... also...

Nice. I recently picked up a Contax II ... also after finding I really liked Kievs. I've been using the 53/1.8 Menopta and a Jupiter 12 on it most of the time.
Forum: RFF Polls 08-09-2007
Replies: 62
Views: 4,272
Posted By peterc
Lamp, phone, watch, change tray, wallet,...

Lamp, phone, watch, change tray, wallet, Moleskine, pen, glass of water, latest copy of collective agreement, Newton 2100 Messagepad, two batteries for a Mac Portable, and some dust.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 08-09-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 986
Posted By peterc
I usually use 2.5ml to make 1+100 for my 250ml...

I usually use 2.5ml to make 1+100 for my 250ml metal tank.
Forum: Off Topic 08-09-2007
Replies: 47
Views: 2,034
Posted By peterc
I'd have to agree with this. My local store went...

I'd have to agree with this. My local store went under about a month ago.
Unless a small independent has a large base of loyal customers they have no chance now.
Sales of film cameras (used or new)...
Forum: Off Topic 08-08-2007
Replies: 78
Views: 2,690
Posted By peterc
I started out with creak and sugar, removed the...

I started out with creak and sugar, removed the sugar and then discovered black coffee. Haven't been able to go back ... doesn't seem like coffee with stuff added now.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 08-08-2007
Replies: 36
Views: 2,849
Posted By peterc
I like XP2 for its exposure latitude - you can...

I like XP2 for its exposure latitude - you can pretty much put EI 50 to EI 800 on a single roll. However, I prefer FP4+ and Delta 100 (either one souped in Ilfosol-S). FP4+ has lovely tones and Delta...
Forum: Off Topic 08-08-2007
Replies: 78
Views: 2,690
Posted By peterc
Our Compliments regular grind, medium roast...

Our Compliments regular grind, medium roast brewed in a bodum.
And I drink it black ... it there another way?

Peter
Forum: RFF Polls 08-07-2007
Replies: 85
Views: 3,933
Posted By peterc
Aurora, Ontario ... about 40 kms north of...

Aurora, Ontario ... about 40 kms north of Toronto.

Peter
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-06-2007
Replies: 158
Views: 95,401
Posted By peterc
I cheated and put a dozen (12 fits better than...

I cheated and put a dozen (12 fits better than 10) in a gallery.
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/photopost/showgallery.php?cat=7021

Peter
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-05-2007
Replies: 47
Views: 2,218
Posted By peterc
As alexz notes, it's hard to say without knowing...

As alexz notes, it's hard to say without knowing what and how you like to shoot. For some the two 50s might do ... others might want a 28 and a 90.

Peter
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-31-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 2,333
Posted By peterc
I've never had a problem using 2.5 to 250 which...

I've never had a problem using 2.5 to 250 which is all I need for a single reel metal tank.

Peter
Forum: Off Topic 07-31-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 812
Posted By peterc
Zabriskie Point was my favourite. Peter

Zabriskie Point was my favourite.

Peter
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-29-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 1,347
Posted By peterc
Why not use the lenses you have and change the...

Why not use the lenses you have and change the look in post processing?

Peter
Forum: RFF Polls 07-27-2007
Replies: 57
Views: 2,919
Posted By peterc
Black & White Photography (the British one) is...

Black & White Photography (the British one) is the only photo mag I still buy.

Peter
Forum: Off Topic 07-27-2007
Replies: 33
Views: 1,532
Posted By peterc
I've sold to buyers in Singapore, Australia,...

I've sold to buyers in Singapore, Australia, Israel and Germany without problems.
Post may take longer than the PO tells you it will (buyers may get antsy) and insist the buyer pays for insurance and...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-26-2007
Replies: 71
Views: 3,924
Posted By peterc
Did you have fun taking the shots? Do you enjoy...

Did you have fun taking the shots?
Do you enjoy using the gear?
Was the processing (making pics from the negs) enjoyable?
You were obviously pleased enough with the results to post.

I'm guessing...
Forum: Off Topic 07-22-2007
Replies: 107
Views: 5,776
Posted By peterc
Mac OS 9.2.2 to be precise. Peter

Mac OS 9.2.2 to be precise.

Peter
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-11-2007
Replies: 66
Views: 4,066
Posted By peterc
Some P&S digicams already have the ability to...

Some P&S digicams already have the ability to shoot full resolution (5-6MB) stills while in movie mode. All you do is push the shutter release when you see something you want as a still while doing...
Forum: Off Topic 06-09-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 703
Posted By peterc
Aroma Espresso Bar 500 Bloor St. W. Peter

Aroma Espresso Bar 500 Bloor St. W.

Peter
Forum: Off Topic 06-06-2007
Replies: 230
Views: 6,665
Posted By peterc
Humanity lost its mind when it discovered...

Humanity lost its mind when it discovered religion. Belief in a higher being conveniently shifts responsibility from the guilty.

Peter
Forum: Off Topic 06-02-2007
Replies: 128
Views: 5,909
Posted By peterc
2001 Chevrolet Impala 9C1 - former Ontario...

2001 Chevrolet Impala 9C1 - former Ontario Provincial Police cruiser.

Peter
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-10-2007
Replies: 27
Views: 1,589
Posted By peterc
Ah! Marxism. Peter

Ah! Marxism.

Peter
Forum: Off Topic 04-07-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 728
Posted By peterc
Has Bill Barilko risen from the dead? Peter

Has Bill Barilko risen from the dead?

Peter
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-05-2007
Replies: 31
Views: 1,651
Posted By peterc
I have to agree with Tom on this. A Frankencamera...

I have to agree with Tom on this.
A Frankencamera is not the way to go. The old cameras work very well with their intended write-once/read-many storage medium. Adding a sensor is just going to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-04-2007
Replies: 23
Views: 2,751
Posted By peterc
Thanks for the mention, Furrukh. Peter

Thanks for the mention, Furrukh.

Peter
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-02-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 1,163
Posted By peterc
when mounting the J12 make sure the lens and the...

when mounting the J12 make sure the lens and the camera are both set at infinity. If both aren't at infinity the lens won't be properly mounted in the focusing helical.
Focus the J12 (or any lens...
Forum: RFF Polls 03-31-2007
Replies: 301
Views: 26,833
Posted By peterc
15 Polaroid Pack and roll cameras -- all RFs 2...

15 Polaroid Pack and roll cameras -- all RFs
2 non-RF Polaroids
5 SLRs
11 35mm RFs
2 scale focus 35mm
4 P&S digicams
2 DSLRs
1 TLR
Several of various kinds on indefinite loan that I'm not counting.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-25-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 790
Posted By peterc
From the Fed 1 survival site: Peter

From the Fed 1 survival site:


Peter
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-25-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 790
Posted By peterc
The mount was probably reshimmed to LTM spec....

The mount was probably reshimmed to LTM spec. However, the mount was probably aligned for the original lens and now other lenses end up being a little off.

Peter
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-25-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 790
Posted By peterc
This may mean it's not the lens originally sold...

This may mean it's not the lens originally sold with the camera. A lot of the early Fed 1 cameras had a lens mated to the camera. Other lenses may not necessarily focus properly on the body or line...
Forum: RFF Polls 03-18-2007
Replies: 40
Views: 2,444
Posted By peterc
Haven't had this one. I always use the 3M tape...

Haven't had this one. I always use the 3M tape that goes clear when applied.


I haven't encountered this nastiness either. I have made a point of using the casettes only three times.


Yes, this one...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-18-2007
Replies: 21
Views: 886
Posted By peterc
I try to use as little water as possible when...

I try to use as little water as possible when processing film. I use a non-hardening fix and use the Ilford wash method.
I don't wet print, but that would certainly require more water for a proper...
Forum: RFF Polls 03-18-2007
Replies: 40
Views: 2,444
Posted By peterc
I have a bulk loader and if I come across a good...

I have a bulk loader and if I come across a good deal on bulk film, I press the loader into use.
I've been using Silvertone (100 and 400) recently. It's cheap enough that pre-loaded is almost the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-18-2007
Replies: 21
Views: 886
Posted By peterc
I'm sure there's a shower pic or two on her site....

I'm sure there's a shower pic or two on her site. ;)

Peter
Forum: RFF Polls 03-16-2007
Replies: 68
Views: 9,597
Posted By peterc
I often use colour film as a cheap chromogenic...

I often use colour film as a cheap chromogenic B&W.

Peter
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-14-2007
Replies: 59
Views: 3,500
Posted By peterc
FSU body and lens. Possibly a limit of 2 or 3...

FSU body and lens.
Possibly a limit of 2 or 3 entries per person.
I also think shots should be taken for the contest duing the contest period.

Peter
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-13-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 1,550
Posted By peterc
It's been about 20 years since I used Pan F, but...

It's been about 20 years since I used Pan F, but of the available choices, I'll add a vote for Rodinal.
If you can find some Perceptol use that.

Peter
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