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Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 02-10-2017
Replies: 18
Views: 1,782
Posted By Mablo
I've bought a few lens hoods over the years from...

I've bought a few lens hoods over the years from China (mostly through eBay). All have been absolutely nice. One thing I still can't understand. How can it be possible to send one $3 lens hood to...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-09-2017
Replies: 35
Views: 2,405
Posted By Mablo
My choice for bulk roll film is Rollei RPX100. It...

My choice for bulk roll film is Rollei RPX100. It goes for €50 per 30ft roll. I'm exposing the film at EI200 and develop with Rodinal 1+25 for 8 minutes. Xtol should be just as good, if not even...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-05-2017
Replies: 203
Views: 18,080
Posted By Mablo
Great news! I've never been a slide shooter but...

Great news!

I've never been a slide shooter but I shot a few rolls of Ektachrome G100 maybe five years ago. I cross processed a few of those rolls in C41 chemicals with excellent results.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-13-2016
Replies: 128
Views: 8,679
Posted By Mablo
The worst possible shutter (and whatever...

The worst possible shutter (and whatever included) sound I've heard came from my Pentax 645. It was like KRACK - WHEEEE - CLUNK! The camera was an embarrassment to shoot in public :-p

I very much...
Forum: Olympus RF 11-13-2016
Replies: 12
Views: 4,933
Posted By Mablo
I previously had a XA but currently own and use a...

I previously had a XA but currently own and use a XA2. Both are very good for pocket camera use. The main thing I like about XA2 it's much faster to operate. Out of pocket, open up the shell and it's...
Forum: RFF Polls 08-21-2016
Replies: 149
Views: 13,570
Posted By Mablo
Nikon FE2 or Nikon F100. Nothing else than B&W...

Nikon FE2 or Nikon F100. Nothing else than B&W film.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-28-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 1,858
Posted By Mablo
True story. I've bought a lot of tiny bits and...

True story. I've bought a lot of tiny bits and pieces from China through "free postal and delivery". Makes me wonder what else is subsidized over there.
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 06-11-2016
Replies: 68
Views: 12,877
Posted By Mablo
I have one. It's not bad at all as a walkaround...

I have one. It's not bad at all as a walkaround lens as long as you don't use the 105mm part. 28mm is not too bad. It's not quite as sharp as a good prime lens but it's just me who can see the...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 06-11-2016
Replies: 2
Views: 1,492
Posted By Mablo
Woohoo, it worked! I don't know what caused the...

Woohoo, it worked! I don't know what caused the hickup. I played a bit with the camera and rotated the film spindle back and forth. Now the film loaded without a problem. Perhaps the old lady Rollei...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 06-11-2016
Replies: 2
Views: 1,492
Posted By Mablo
Rollei 35 - film loading problem

I'm trying to load a new roll of film into my Rollei 35 (sn 322****) like I have done hundreds of times before. Now the loading fails every time. The problem is the slit where you fit the film...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-03-2016
Replies: 32
Views: 2,528
Posted By Mablo
Sometimes during the dark days of winter I get an...

Sometimes during the dark days of winter I get an urge to shoot in colour. Then the spring comes around and I know I'll always be happy with just light and shadows. Black and white film is the one...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-29-2016
Replies: 216
Views: 11,866
Posted By Mablo
https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5442/7180928979_23cf...

https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5442/7180928979_23cf6fd037_c.jpg
Forum: Olympus RF 05-24-2016
Replies: 12
Views: 3,058
Posted By Mablo
I used to own a nice and well functioning RD but...

I used to own a nice and well functioning RD but then sold it to a friend of mine. I'm sure he still has it. It's a great camera although a little front heavy b/c of that mighty lens.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-15-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 1,119
Posted By Mablo
I had a relatively fresh fixer batch that turned...

I had a relatively fresh fixer batch that turned almost dark in a few weeks. No idea what caused it. I have a habit of sniffing the fixer (very slightly!) before use. In case I smell rotten egg I...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-24-2016
Replies: 39
Views: 8,264
Posted By Mablo
HC-110 is a sophisticated, easier to use version...

HC-110 is a sophisticated, easier to use version of Rodinal but the sometimes the Rodinal 'punch' is missing. Here a link to 'Rodinal' which is more or less the same concoction as was the old Agfa...
Forum: Olympus RF 04-24-2016
Replies: 20
Views: 2,669
Posted By Mablo
Go ahead and check out OP's street photos on his...

Go ahead and check out OP's street photos on his website. Great imagery. Personally I'm not too keen on XA cameras. I've owned and used some but all went faulty one way or the other. Most usual...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-24-2016
Replies: 39
Views: 8,264
Posted By Mablo
Many people say Rodinal and Tri-X is a match made...

Many people say Rodinal and Tri-X is a match made in hell. I don't think so. You just need to develop it carefully. One film roll at the time in a 0,5l tank. Agitate for 30 seconds and then insert...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-15-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 1,282
Posted By Mablo
If I'll ever get a Galaxy roll in my hands I'd...

If I'll ever get a Galaxy roll in my hands I'd use it as a paper negative for my Zeiss Tengor 6x9 box camera. That would be fun!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-04-2016
Replies: 1,016
Views: 156,544
Posted By Mablo
Spring is coming. Tri-X |...

Spring is coming. Tri-X | Rodinal

https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1558/25304718894_67a8aeb8e9_c.jpg
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 03-30-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 1,211
Posted By Mablo
My best guess. The gigantic reel looks like it's...

My best guess. The gigantic reel looks like it's for 70mm film and these two larger ones could be for 220 length of the 120 format.
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 03-28-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 1,963
Posted By Mablo
Flatbed scanner might be usable for a smallish...

Flatbed scanner might be usable for a smallish print. However, the latest Plustek OpticFilm 135 scanner for 35mm film is capable of scanning 35mm panoramic frames. A special type of negative holder...
Forum: RFF Polls 03-27-2016
Replies: 2,992
Views: 1,790,967
Posted By Mablo
I shot a test roll of Rollei RPX100 which I'll...

I shot a test roll of Rollei RPX100 which I'll develop in Rodinal 1+25 for 9 minutes. The 1+50 recipe is 18 minutes long which is too much for my sanity. Tomorrow we'll see the results. About my...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-24-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 1,119
Posted By Mablo
2,5 liter kit is kind of large for a normal...

2,5 liter kit is kind of large for a normal shooter. You need to keep in mind that a diluted and ready-to-work kit keeps fresh for six months when kept in a fridge.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-15-2016
Replies: 2,014
Views: 616,353
Posted By Mablo
Yet another beach view. Rolleicord V, Tri-X,...

Yet another beach view. Rolleicord V, Tri-X, Rodinal

https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1646/25692516371_e45d5b6910_c.jpg
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 03-09-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 2,364
Posted By Mablo
Emofin was discontinued almost two years ago.

Emofin was discontinued almost two years ago.
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 03-01-2016
Replies: 158
Views: 18,162
Posted By Mablo
I went out for a walk with my dog and thought a...

I went out for a walk with my dog and thought a while about this FP-100c enigma. Basically Fuji is now selling a lot of both Instax cameras and Instax film. What if they'd make a new camera that...
Forum: RFF News 03-01-2016
Replies: 83
Views: 10,042
Posted By Mablo
I think Ronald has a clue. If you look at the...

I think Ronald has a clue. If you look at the numbers people today produce an astronomical and ever increasing amount of images (and an increasing amount of videos) every day - but very, very few of...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 03-01-2016
Replies: 158
Views: 18,162
Posted By Mablo
I'm referring to Fuji's latest financial...

I'm referring to Fuji's latest financial statement.




I hope I'm wrong but overall digital camera sales figures look really horrible. The number of digital cameras sold this year is something in a...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 02-29-2016
Replies: 158
Views: 18,162
Posted By Mablo
Instax films and cameras are the *ONLY* Fuji...

Instax films and cameras are the *ONLY* Fuji camera system that show growth and profitability. All their digital camera sales are dropping and the whole digital camera business is generally dying....
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-26-2016
Replies: 21
Views: 1,382
Posted By Mablo
I tend to use a lot of b&w filters. Usually my...

I tend to use a lot of b&w filters. Usually my main idea is to use fluffy clouds and a bit darkened sky as background for my main motif. I simply hate washed out skies. My most used filter is 1.5...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 02-16-2016
Replies: 11
Views: 4,437
Posted By Mablo
I spray normally diluted wetting agent on the...

I spray normally diluted wetting agent on the negatives while they are drying but still wet. I learned this trick from someone with many years of professional experience. Haven't seen any gooey...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 02-06-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 2,263
Posted By Mablo
I think you've found a plausible cause for the...

I think you've found a plausible cause for the flare seen in your photos. Do you see the flare only when using a J8 or both J8 and J12?

If a marker pen black is not thick enough you might try with...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-23-2016
Replies: 103
Views: 7,021
Posted By Mablo
Leica M4-P with a Leicameter and a 50mm/1.4...

Leica M4-P with a Leicameter and a 50mm/1.4 Summilux. Never liked it. I lost a lot of dough with that setup. Any old MF Nikon felt like heaven after the experience.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-18-2016
Replies: 47
Views: 4,070
Posted By Mablo
The main problem as I see it is that people...

The main problem as I see it is that people usually start their b&w developing history with stand dev because it's so d***ed easy to do. They get low contrast greyish negatives which they interpret...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-16-2016
Replies: 33
Views: 3,061
Posted By Mablo
::: https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3778/1317116121...

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https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3778/13171161215_021d9e9a63_z.jpg
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 01-16-2016
Replies: 267
Views: 106,511
Posted By Mablo
I have owned and used both cameras. The RD is...

I have owned and used both cameras. The RD is well known to generate a sticky aperture every ten years or so. Otherwise it's a sturdy and problem free tool. It feels slightly front heavy because of...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-12-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 1,917
Posted By Mablo
Early versions of Nikon Matrix metering (F5 /...

Early versions of Nikon Matrix metering (F5 / F100 / F6) were all designed for E6 slide film. The metering algorithm is not optimal for negative film.

When shooting negative film with a Nikon AF...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-07-2016
Replies: 631
Views: 95,133
Posted By Mablo
A horse with no name:...

A horse with no name:

https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5625/23957808872_f75a2e76e0_z.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-03-2016
Replies: 32
Views: 3,032
Posted By Mablo
Macodirekt is the best option AFAIK. Keep in mind...

Macodirekt is the best option AFAIK. Keep in mind that "Rollei Superpan 200" is *exactly* the same film. They only changed suggested developing times a little. Sometimes you get one or the other a...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-01-2016
Replies: 32
Views: 3,032
Posted By Mablo
The clear base of 80s and 400s comes out of the...

The clear base of 80s and 400s comes out of the tank completely straight and flat which helps scanning a lot. I like to shoot the 400s at EI 125 and develop it in R09 1+25 for 8 minutes.
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 12-04-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 6,619
Posted By Mablo
I like to use D-76 stock in room temperature (24C...

I like to use D-76 stock in room temperature (24C ). No hassle with water temp. I also prefer shorter dev times. I don't see that much difference between stock or diluted.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 11-28-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 2,278
Posted By Mablo
The problem with these old type meters is that...

The problem with these old type meters is that they don't work very well in the dark which is precisely when you need it most. My 124G meter was a lemon in all situations. One day I found a light...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-28-2015
Replies: 36
Views: 3,533
Posted By Mablo
F80 is so inexpensive and widely available that I...

F80 is so inexpensive and widely available that I can't see any reason not to own one. Add a 50mm/1.8 AF-D and you have a perfect small and light setup for €150 or so.
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 11-27-2015
Replies: 89
Views: 16,808
Posted By Mablo
Another Holga 6x9 pinhole shot....

Another Holga 6x9 pinhole shot.

https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7106/7003065524_9b1638122a_b.jpg
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 11-27-2015
Replies: 89
Views: 16,808
Posted By Mablo
Here's a ten second Holga pinhole shot of a guy...

Here's a ten second Holga pinhole shot of a guy doing fishing:

https://c1.staticflickr.com/7/6148/6009611144_6de42039ef_b.jpg
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 11-27-2015
Replies: 89
Views: 16,808
Posted By Mablo
Here's a straight out of camera panorama taken...

Here's a straight out of camera panorama taken with my 6x6 Holga.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/7/6061/6040390369_a39fea3c92_b.jpg
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 11-26-2015
Replies: 51
Views: 7,308
Posted By Mablo
Losing Holga is bad news but life goes on. Maybe...

Losing Holga is bad news but life goes on. Maybe I'll get an Instax camera next. That could be fun.

Here's a shot taken with my Holga:

https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7042/6785843106_9df73d31bf_z.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-16-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 3,094
Posted By Mablo
What I've done for C-41 is to increase the...

What I've done for C-41 is to increase the development time for 15 seconds for every 5th roll I develop. First 4 rolls at 3:15min, the following 4 rolls at 3:30min and so on. That will keep colors...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 11-14-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 1,894
Posted By Mablo
One more thing that you may want to check out....

One more thing that you may want to check out. The screw that holds the innermost (taking) lens module may loosen up sometimes. It has happened to me resulting oddly soft images here and there. I...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-27-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 2,269
Posted By Mablo
One little thing about FE2 I don't like. It...

One little thing about FE2 I don't like. It doesn't meter before the film counter is on 1, film inside or not. The second one is the exposure lock button. It's awkwardly placed and at least for me it...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 08-25-2015
Replies: 49
Views: 4,133
Posted By Mablo
I don't have the Pro account. Here's what I do....

I don't have the Pro account. Here's what I do.

-Open up the photo in the browser
-Click "View all sizes" on the Download menu
-Open up the image size you want to link
-Right click the image and...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 07-12-2015
Replies: 576
Views: 145,233
Posted By Mablo
Rollei 35 Tessar, Tri-X in...

Rollei 35 Tessar, Tri-X in Rodinal:

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/431/19554138356_74e6a22189_c.jpg
Forum: Photo Software 07-04-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 4,230
Posted By Mablo
I'm using an old XP box to run my two scanners. I...

I'm using an old XP box to run my two scanners. I scan my b&w negs to 16bit Gray .tiff files. Then I make a first 16bit post processing using an old version of Photoshop before saving each file as...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-26-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 5,062
Posted By Mablo
Well, you guys are all better chemists than I...

Well, you guys are all better chemists than I could ever be. Still, what I wrote is my story and I stick with it.

Originally I found the Xtol + Rodinal idea reading this thread:...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-25-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 5,062
Posted By Mablo
I've used Xtol+Rodinal mix sometimes. It's pretty...

I've used Xtol+Rodinal mix sometimes. It's pretty easy trick to do. Use Xtol as usual. Then just add a couple of millilitres of Rodinal in the tank. What you get is not much more grain but more...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 06-25-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 4,472
Posted By Mablo
Just as I thought when I saw the negatives. It...

Just as I thought when I saw the negatives. It must be those two little seals at the top and bottom of the hinge. I once had a similar kind of problem when I had replaced all the seals but the...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 06-20-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 1,396
Posted By Mablo
All Sonnar equipped 35's were produced in...

All Sonnar equipped 35's were produced in Singapore (except maybe some later vanity models).
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-19-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 2,350
Posted By Mablo
A friend of mine gave me his SQ-A with the...

A friend of mine gave me his SQ-A with the 50mm/3.5 for a couple of weeks. My first impressions are just as Brian described it, it's a solid lens. Not stellar but still very good. I'm a happy camper....
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-30-2015
Replies: 2,014
Views: 616,353
Posted By Mablo
Rolleicord V, expired Reala 100:...

Rolleicord V, expired Reala 100:

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7752/17645777703_7e96dab846_c.jpg
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-28-2015
Replies: 222
Views: 50,718
Posted By Mablo
I've been very happy using a F100 for years....

I've been very happy using a F100 for years. Still, I'd love to get a F6 into my hands. I'd lick it clean every morning.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-16-2015
Replies: 91
Views: 10,188
Posted By Mablo
One day I finally realized my keeper rate per...

One day I finally realized my keeper rate per roll is constantly higher with a SLR than with a RF. Those days I felt like I had too much gear anyway so to save the higher keeper rate I sold my Leica...
Forum: Yashica RF 05-02-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 915
Posted By Mablo
I remember my GS giving odd squirrelly sounds...

I remember my GS giving odd squirrelly sounds when making long exposures. The exposures were always immaculate.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-29-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 5,149
Posted By Mablo
Adox Adonal is equivalent to the late Agfa...

Adox Adonal is equivalent to the late Agfa Rodinal according to the Adox web site. I haven't used Adonal but I've used Rodinal (and very similar R09 One Shot) for years as my main developer. Rodinal...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-22-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 2,484
Posted By Mablo
I've been using 19mm household Scotch or 3M tape...

I've been using 19mm household Scotch or 3M tape for years. People call it deep freezer tape around here (don't ask). I make sure the tape covers both sides of the film.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-15-2015
Replies: 84
Views: 8,279
Posted By Mablo
Mine is http://mattiblomqvist.tumblr.com/

Mine is http://mattiblomqvist.tumblr.com/
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-14-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 2,583
Posted By Mablo
Excellent images. I think I need an additional...

Excellent images. I think I need an additional Rollie for travel. The one I have (with Xenar of course) is a bit fragile and stays home. Btw. I had no idea XP2 looks so good.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-14-2015
Replies: 3,801
Views: 319,035
Posted By Mablo
I'm carrying my beloved Rollei 35 Tessar loaded...

I'm carrying my beloved Rollei 35 Tessar loaded with not so much beloved Rollei Retro 400S.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-31-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,554
Posted By Mablo
SB-910 is for Nikon DSLR only (except for the...

SB-910 is for Nikon DSLR only (except for the Nikon F6). I doesn't work at all with the M6. You need a Leica TTL flash or a Metz Leica TTL compatible flash.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-28-2015
Replies: 107
Views: 11,075
Posted By Mablo
Rust never...

Rust never sleeps:

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7440/10121301883_35f358672c_c.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mblomqvist/10121301883/)
Seven...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 02-28-2015
Replies: 52
Views: 4,634
Posted By Mablo
Whoa! I get goose bumps when I'm watching this...

Whoa! I get goose bumps when I'm watching this one. Excellent work.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-26-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 3,986
Posted By Mablo
"Little Boy" is (or was) indeed an experimental...

"Little Boy" is (or was) indeed an experimental coating machine. These days it's large enough to sustain a good size film business. There is a "Big Boy" somewhere in the Ferrania premises too. This...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 02-20-2015
Replies: 127
Views: 17,124
Posted By Mablo
This is what I do. Usually it works OK.

This is what I do. Usually it works OK.
Forum: DIYS Modifications 02-20-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 2,594
Posted By Mablo
a cheap DIY fresnel is easy to make. Visit the...

a cheap DIY fresnel is easy to make. Visit the nearest office supply retailer and pick up a reading helper. It's basically a large transparent fresnel sheet. Cut a 6x6 size from the center part of...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-13-2015
Replies: 59
Views: 12,349
Posted By Mablo
That's very true about film. Too bad it's easier...

That's very true about film. Too bad it's easier to find a bad quality film lab than a good one. Still, I continue to love film. Whatever it takes.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-10-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,715
Posted By Mablo
Missing red mark is not a big problem IMO. I've...

Missing red mark is not a big problem IMO. I've taken a habit to a) first focus in a normal way, b) then move the focus a little bit closer before setting up the IR filter. I don't remember having...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-06-2015
Replies: 44
Views: 5,721
Posted By Mablo
Well, it's not an Elmar but for my Rollei 35 it's...

Well, it's not an Elmar but for my Rollei 35 it's also hard to find filters of the right size. I use my stack of 52mm filters. I keep the filter in my left hand and when everything is ready with the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-03-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1,475
Posted By Mablo
My FM2n meter did overexpose very slightly, maybe...

My FM2n meter did overexpose very slightly, maybe half a stop while using relatively fresh SR44 cells. It's OK with me as I usually tend to overexpose print film. There is one smallish quirk. Keep an...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-02-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,188
Posted By Mablo
That's right. I'm accustomed to shooting in cold...

That's right. I'm accustomed to shooting in cold environment and have learned the hard way that small cell batteries don't last long in cold weather. Fortunately you have a fully mechanical camera...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-31-2015
Replies: 126
Views: 10,850
Posted By Mablo
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5013/5574999390_0f8...

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5013/5574999390_0f812ae0e9_z.jpg
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-21-2015
Replies: 44
Views: 4,148
Posted By Mablo
My usual travel kit when I'm traveling light is...

My usual travel kit when I'm traveling light is my Rollei 35 and a small light meter. That's all I need. I buy 400 speed colour film on arrival, snap away happily and enjoy my holiday.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-21-2015
Replies: 51
Views: 6,855
Posted By Mablo
I routinely overexpose Superia Xtra 400 by at...

I routinely overexpose Superia Xtra 400 by at least one stop, sometimes more. This helps with the overly bright "Fuji green" and grain looks a lot better than at the box speed. Here is one taken...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-20-2015
Replies: 115
Views: 9,118
Posted By Mablo
A chair with a view:...

A chair with a view:

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5601/15371400249_74f419570b_c.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-17-2015
Replies: 422
Views: 60,518
Posted By Mablo
35mm Tri-X in Rodinal, 1+50....

35mm Tri-X in Rodinal, 1+50.

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8656/15680558883_8af5444556_c.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-13-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 2,823
Posted By Mablo
2004 is definitely the old and true Rodinal whick...

2004 is definitely the old and true Rodinal whick keeps until the Kingdom come. I have an unopened bottle from early 1980's and I'm sure it still works perfectly (if I ever decide to open it).

What...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 01-06-2015
Replies: 38
Views: 4,364
Posted By Mablo
Agreed. This is the main point of the image....

Agreed. This is the main point of the image.

Speaking of the poses and lefties. Could the gentleman in the picture be Andreas Baader? Looks quite a lot like him when in Paris in 1968.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-03-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,842
Posted By Mablo
https://www.cameraquest.com/canonp.htm Thanks!...

https://www.cameraquest.com/canonp.htm

Thanks! The image you linked shows exactly how the lens is supposed to be leaning left (or right, depending on which side of the camera you are looking at) on...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-03-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,842
Posted By Mablo
Canon P lens mount is adjusted so that you can...

Canon P lens mount is adjusted so that you can see a Canon lens aperture scale through the viewfinder. A bit left from the center if you watch it from the backside of the camera.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-27-2014
Replies: 103
Views: 11,793
Posted By Mablo
Something from the far north:...

Something from the far north:

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7469/15932780770_ea9a322e7d_z.jpg

Tri-x, 35mm / Rodinal, 1+50
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-14-2014
Replies: 45
Views: 5,062
Posted By Mablo
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8483/8188603612_fbb...

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8483/8188603612_fbb6ef5fc0_c.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-12-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 1,155
Posted By Mablo
Can't say what might be behind it but, yes, Tri-X...

Can't say what might be behind it but, yes, Tri-X is a dust hoover compared to some other b&w emulsions. For example Ilford HP5+ usually contains just a few dust spots here and there.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-07-2014
Replies: 837
Views: 94,282
Posted By Mablo
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5026/5575036530_1b0...

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5026/5575036530_1b0c4559af_z.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-07-2014
Replies: 837
Views: 94,282
Posted By Mablo
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7216/13490382444_0d...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7216/13490382444_0de4062001_z.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-07-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 4,236
Posted By Mablo
M4-P is a beautiful camera. So sad I never really...

M4-P is a beautiful camera. So sad I never really bonded with mine.

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=101014&stc=1&d=1417958651
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-01-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,850
Posted By Mablo
It sure looks very, very good. I need to try this...

It sure looks very, very good. I need to try this out.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 12-01-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 4,021
Posted By Mablo
All my Flickr images are licensed under "all...

All my Flickr images are licensed under "all rights reserved" and I have allowed a "request a license" link on the side. I've also disallowed downloading the original image by anyone else but me. My...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 11-26-2014
Replies: 576
Views: 145,233
Posted By Mablo
Rollei 35 Tessar / HP5+ /...

Rollei 35 Tessar / HP5+ / Ilfosol-3:

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3951/15624941515_da47dcc411_z.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-25-2014
Replies: 2,578
Views: 497,879
Posted By Mablo
Shooting HP5+ in middle grey light using a crappy...

Shooting HP5+ in middle grey light using a crappy lens, Tamron SP 17mm:

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7528/15868707001_c3700ee311_z.jpg
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-24-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 2,888
Posted By Mablo
I too had a moment of weakness and bought a...

I too had a moment of weakness and bought a chrome FE2 in good condition. I'm not the greatest fan of FE2's viewfinder needle system and will keep the old and trusty FM in the cupboard, just in...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-23-2014
Replies: 407
Views: 72,328
Posted By Mablo
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5066/5582699010_1d3...

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5066/5582699010_1d351c2ea2_z.jpg
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 11-22-2014
Replies: 166
Views: 44,104
Posted By Mablo
Here is one of my Canon P's with a black 50mm/1.2...

Here is one of my Canon P's with a black 50mm/1.2 lens that Johan in NL might recognise ;-) I'm a SLR guy these days but I still think Canon P is the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-18-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 4,523
Posted By Mablo
Once I used a 20 brick of PanF+ only to find out...

Once I used a 20 brick of PanF+ only to find out if it's usable with Rodinal. I don't use stand developing (ugly halos, uneven sky etc.) so I decided to concentrate on 1+50. Yes, it's usable but not...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-16-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 3,893
Posted By Mablo
"Keira Knightley Says Film Photographers See the...

"Keira Knightley Says Film Photographers See the Person, Digital Photographers See a Screen"

link: http://goo.gl/YhIKiQ

Ok, so now we have an opinion of film vs. digital from the other side of the...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 11-13-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 5,122
Posted By Mablo
I had exactly the same camera - lens combo a few...

I had exactly the same camera - lens combo a few years back. Such fun to use. The camera feels like a block of iron in your hands. As a matter of fact that was one of the reasons I chose to give it...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 11-13-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 6,231
Posted By Mablo
My words exactly. I just love how the Xenar...

My words exactly. I just love how the Xenar renders black and white.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-09-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 6,862
Posted By Mablo
Just bought a mintish FE2 to replace my old but...

Just bought a mintish FE2 to replace my old but trusty FM which is still in good shape but tends to overlap frames from time to time.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 10-30-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 4,534
Posted By Mablo
My first impression is an admiration of how...

My first impression is an admiration of how skillfully he uses backlighting in his photos. Just look at the shadows and you'll see it.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 10-28-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 1,121
Posted By Mablo
I didn't know this trick helps with dust but it...

I didn't know this trick helps with dust but it sure helps to keep the film straight and improves sharpness.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-28-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 659
Posted By Mablo
You can't use Pentax TTL flash exposure control...

You can't use Pentax TTL flash exposure control with a Nikon flash but your Pentax LX and your Nikon flash are perfectly compatible when using the universal Automatic or (A) flash exposure mode.
Forum: Film vs Digital 10-22-2014
Replies: 280
Views: 32,883
Posted By Mablo
I tend to disagree with Dante. Digital camera...

I tend to disagree with Dante. Digital camera market is completely independent from the (tiny) market of film photography. Managers of Ilford or Ferrania etc. couldn't care less of how many cameras...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 10-20-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 7,744
Posted By Mablo
The quick and dirty solution is to hand hold a...

The quick and dirty solution is to hand hold a normal size filter in front of the lens. Easy task if you use a tripod and a release cable.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-18-2014
Replies: 126
Views: 10,850
Posted By Mablo
Another one:...

Another one:

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5013/5574999390_0f812ae0e9_z.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-18-2014
Replies: 126
Views: 10,850
Posted By Mablo
::: https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5472/926872980...

:::

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5472/9268729805_684c04e1f5_c.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-18-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 3,129
Posted By Mablo
Rollei Retro 80S in Rodinal 1+50, 20C, 12min....

Rollei Retro 80S in Rodinal 1+50, 20C, 12min. Normal agitation. Even at box speed (ISO80) it's very contrasty and extremely sharp. Stand development in dilution 1+100 reduces contrast so I wouldn't...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-18-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 3,129
Posted By Mablo
Efke 25 is no more, unfortunately. For very high...

Efke 25 is no more, unfortunately. For very high contrast and high sharpness I'd probably use Rollei Retro 80S in Rodinal.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-11-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 4,454
Posted By Mablo
My recipes for Tri-X and D-76: EI...

My recipes for Tri-X and D-76:

EI 100 D-76 20C 1+1 6min 30sec
EI 200 D-76 20C 1+1 8min 30sec
ISO 400 D-76 20C 1+1 11min

My method is to first observe the prevailing light. When the light is harsh...
Forum: Yashica RF 10-11-2014
Replies: 73
Views: 11,135
Posted By Mablo
I've had a few G, GS, GSN but never had a GT/N....

I've had a few G, GS, GSN but never had a GT/N. My early G was the best of all but it had been serviced by a good professional. I'm still a big fan of these cameras. The lens is legendary and not...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-11-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 4,454
Posted By Mablo
You overexpose and underdevelop when you find...

You overexpose and underdevelop when you find yourself shooting in a very contrasty light. For example here in the north the daylight in winter months can be beautiful but it's usually very contrasty...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 10-11-2014
Replies: 43
Views: 8,938
Posted By Mablo
I have an identical Record III with Solinar in...

I have an identical Record III with Solinar in great shape (even the original hood in its own little leather box is there) Unfortunately the bellows are leaky beyond repair and need to be replaced. I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-08-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 805
Posted By Mablo
My thoughts exactly ;-}

My thoughts exactly ;-}
Forum: Other RF 10-07-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,032
Posted By Mablo
Olympus XA can take long exposures automatically....

Olympus XA can take long exposures automatically. I don't know how long exactly but I've taken exposures up to 10-20 seconds without a hitch.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-28-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 2,072
Posted By Mablo
Petri, Check out Will Van Manen in the...

Petri,

Check out Will Van Manen in the Netherlands:

http://www.kamera-service.info/index.php/en/

He has a good reputation.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-14-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 3,212
Posted By Mablo
This one has surprisingly swirly bokeh to come...

This one has surprisingly swirly bokeh to come from a Rolleicord. It's shot at f/4 from memory:

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3919/15039929809_c3bbf54aed_c.jpg
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 09-13-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,439
Posted By Mablo
I'm a fan of Gordy's leather straps. See:...

I'm a fan of Gordy's leather straps. See: http://www.gordyscamerastraps.com/ You can order any strap length you need and there are several strap end types to choose from. Besides, Gordy is one of us...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 09-12-2014
Replies: 1
Views: 810
Posted By Mablo
Assuming you are going to use the film for IR...

Assuming you are going to use the film for IR photography and use a IR filter. I've used R09 One Shot or Rodinal as a developer, 720nm filter, EI 6-12 (bracket!), Rodinal 1+50, 20C, 12 minutes....
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 09-07-2014
Replies: 576
Views: 145,233
Posted By Mablo
Vilnius, Lithuania. Taken with an early 35...

Vilnius, Lithuania. Taken with an early 35 Tessar. Tri-X @ 200, Rodinal 1+50.

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5586/14983027728_878b2cbc03_b.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-03-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 4,423
Posted By Mablo
As far as I see it the image is sharp enough but...

As far as I see it the image is sharp enough but perhaps in the wrong places. The upper part of the foremost lower wheel is sharp enough. Now, as your camera is pointing downwards it means the...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 08-30-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 3,757
Posted By Mablo
I think a Hexar AF substitute should include both...

I think a Hexar AF substitute should include both autofocus and a 35-40mm lens. Something like Konica C35 AF2. It has a great 38mm/2.8 Hexanon lens. The camera uses currently available batteries and...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-28-2014
Replies: 41
Views: 4,811
Posted By Mablo
After a lot of trial and error I finally found...

After a lot of trial and error I finally found out how to do 35mm HP5+ in Rodinal 1+50, ISO 400, 20C, 11mins. First, you need at least 500ml of diluted Rodinal per roll. Never place two rolls in the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-28-2014
Replies: 46
Views: 6,201
Posted By Mablo
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3838/14901219416_1a...

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3838/14901219416_1a2d010b05_b.jpg

Just copy the part that is between and tags (tags included!) within the link and paste it here. Should be OK.
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 08-27-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 4,425
Posted By Mablo
I just bought a metal hood from *Bay for my early...

I just bought a metal hood from *Bay for my early 35 Tessar. 6$, postal charges from China included.
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 08-20-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 3,291
Posted By Mablo
Canon 35mm/f2 and 35mm/f1.8 (LTM) will both cause...

Canon 35mm/f2 and 35mm/f1.8 (LTM) will both cause vignetting when used with a lens hood. A step up ring doesn't make it any better I'm afraid. Even if you mount just the step up ring and no hood the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-20-2014
Replies: 52
Views: 5,010
Posted By Mablo
BW400CN roll film (120) was discontinued several...

BW400CN roll film (120) was discontinued several years ago so this announcement didn't come unexpectedly. It's also noteworthy that this is not the old US Kodak we are dealing with but Kodak Alaris...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-19-2014
Replies: 884
Views: 174,769
Posted By Mablo
Konica Autoreflex T3, Agfaphoto Vista Plus,...

Konica Autoreflex T3, Agfaphoto Vista Plus, Tetenal C41 Kit:

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8200/8161629277_09b39185fc_b.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-17-2014
Replies: 98
Views: 10,102
Posted By Mablo
This thread deserves a pinhole shot....

This thread deserves a pinhole shot.

https://farm7.staticflickr.com/6148/6009611144_6de42039ef_b.jpg
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 08-09-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 2,997
Posted By Mablo
If your intention is to take just one camera for...

If your intention is to take just one camera for your vacation in Italy I'd choose the Mamiya. Only because the wider 50mm FL which I think is more suitable for narrow Italian village streets. I'm...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 08-08-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 1,019
Posted By Mablo
When using a normal center weighted camera meter...

When using a normal center weighted camera meter and avoiding bright sky while metering I set my camera's meter to EI 200 or even at EI 160. UltraMax 400 is a great film but it definitely needs more...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-30-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 2,655
Posted By Mablo
Tri-x needs a slightly special treatment in...

Tri-x needs a slightly special treatment in Rodinal unless you like your negatives with grain. I'm using EI 200 (weighted average metering avoiding sky) and use 1+50 for 12 minutes (20C). It's very...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 07-30-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 4,200
Posted By Mablo
My two 520/16s. The one on the right I acquired...

My two 520/16s. The one on the right I acquired from someone in UK but the case has a German name written on it. I'm assuming it's an after war souvenir from Germany.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 07-29-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 4,200
Posted By Mablo
My 520/16 (an early Tessar & Compur Rapid) have...

My 520/16 (an early Tessar & Compur Rapid) have seen quite a lot of use. It must be one of the smallest 6x6 cameras available. Earlier I also had a 520/16 with the Novar lens. Honestly, I couldn't...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-03-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,420
Posted By Mablo
I use Tri-X @ EI 100 in high contrast lighting....

I use Tri-X @ EI 100 in high contrast lighting. Xtol, 1+1 for 7:30 mins.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 06-21-2014
Replies: 84
Views: 10,327
Posted By Mablo
Yup. The good old Zeiss 80mm/2.8 on the...

Yup. The good old Zeiss 80mm/2.8 on the Hasselblad is usually the one and only lens I'm able to recognise from gazillion of photos I go through sometimes. It's a very special lens IMO. Much more...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-21-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 3,706
Posted By Mablo
With pleasure, Address: Oksasenkatu 2, 00100...

With pleasure,

Address: Oksasenkatu 2, 00100 Helsinki (www.kamerahuolto.fi)
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-20-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 3,706
Posted By Mablo
Congratulations for your new Rollei and also for...

Congratulations for your new Rollei and also for your birthday!

Just in case you'll find something that needs to be repaired, corrected or adjusted there's a good "old timer" camera repair shop in...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-17-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 769
Posted By Mablo
Vivitar 283 and 285 both come from the era of...

Vivitar 283 and 285 both come from the era of mechanical cameras and are basically not safe to use with any digital camera or any film camera which includes electronic components like the M7. I once...
Forum: Optics Theory - 06-15-2014
Replies: 44
Views: 34,997
Posted By Mablo
I already have a fixed lens camera with curved...

I already have a fixed lens camera with curved sensor. It's called Agfa Clack. Beautiful German engineering from the -50's.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 06-08-2014
Replies: 136
Views: 68,249
Posted By Mablo
::: https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2901/143425654...

:::

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2901/14342565443_a3b2149c1d_c.jpg

:::
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-05-2014
Replies: 89
Views: 5,857
Posted By Mablo
Agfa Click & Clack are my fave camera names. Also...

Agfa Click & Clack are my fave camera names. Also "Kowa Kallo" which almost translates to "bonehead" in my own language.
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 06-05-2014
Replies: 257
Views: 72,539
Posted By Mablo
Taken with a shiny red Konica C35 EF3....

Taken with a shiny red Konica C35 EF3.

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3784/14105739128_c69fc37361_z.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-30-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 1,111
Posted By Mablo
On a sunny day when light is strong and shadows...

On a sunny day when light is strong and shadows are deep one needs to pull the film, not push. My normal recipe for TMY2 @ 400/800 and HC-110 is dilution H ( = half amount of developer juice compared...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 05-14-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 9,851
Posted By Mablo
http://www.butkus.org/chinon/konica/konica_a4/koni...

http://www.butkus.org/chinon/konica/konica_a4/konica_a4.htm

A good find for a nice price. The A4 is not known to me but I know some people say it's as good as the Yashica T3 which it resembles...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 05-07-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 676
Posted By Mablo
This is how it's supposed to be. You'll find out...

This is how it's supposed to be. You'll find out why when you look through the viewfinder.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-04-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 904
Posted By Mablo
I use the 28-105mm AF regularly with my F100....

I use the 28-105mm AF regularly with my F100. It's a good everyday lens. The macro switch is quite handy although I don't use it much. ...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-29-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 3,407
Posted By Mablo
Lovely shots. You did get close enough as far as...

Lovely shots. You did get close enough as far as I'm concerned.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-27-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,267
Posted By Mablo
The film is indeed Agfa and the ISO is about 25....

The film is indeed Agfa and the ISO is about 25. Those days was you needed to send the film back to Germany for development.
Forum: Travel 04-26-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 1,255
Posted By Mablo
The bus from Yangon to Bagan leaves from outside...

The bus from Yangon to Bagan leaves from outside Yangon. I don't remember the name of the place but you need to hire a taxi to get there. Try not to place your backpack in the luggage compartment of...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-09-2014
Replies: 111
Views: 13,586
Posted By Mablo
I have just rescued some irreplaceable 30 to 50...

I have just rescued some irreplaceable 30 to 50 years old negatives at one of my relative's house. They are still in good condition and ready to crank out images for the next 50 years. I wondered...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 03-25-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 1,581
Posted By Mablo
Bringing a ND filter (two stops) is a good idea...

Bringing a ND filter (two stops) is a good idea IMO. You'll need it. Hexar AF is equipped with one of the very best in-camera meters I've experienced. Unfortunately it cannot tell the difference...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 03-22-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 22,901
Posted By Mablo
I found a beautiful red Konica C35 EF3 today in a...

I found a beautiful red Konica C35 EF3 today in a swap meet. I bought it as a small present for my wife. She is super delighted which makes me really happy. I have a nice black C35 AF2 for myself...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-17-2014
Replies: 37
Views: 4,577
Posted By Mablo
When touring on my bicycle I've used Oly XA,...

When touring on my bicycle I've used Oly XA, Rollei 35, Hexar AF, Nikon F80, Retina II and various digital point & shooters. I carry the camera in a waterproof handlebar pannier (Ortlieb). Usually I...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-16-2014
Replies: 2,014
Views: 616,353
Posted By Mablo
Rolleicord V and Ektar 100 turned to B&W in...

Rolleicord V and Ektar 100 turned to B&W in post.

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3778/13171161215_021d9e9a63_z.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-12-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 1,927
Posted By Mablo
I have just one note in my own dev chart for...

I have just one note in my own dev chart for Kentmere 400 in HC-110. It says: @400, HC-110B, 20C, 8 minutes, normal agitation (OK). OK means the recipe has been tested by me but I can't say when. You...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 03-03-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 825
Posted By Mablo
Leicashop in Vienna is your best bet within EU, I...

Leicashop in Vienna is your best bet within EU, I think. If you are after something specific you might want to contact Japancamerahunter (see ads here in RF). Another good Canon RF source is a seller...
Forum: RFF Polls 02-25-2014
Replies: 131
Poll: Winter Sucks
Views: 9,741
Posted By Mablo
The last time I saw some sunshine must have been...

The last time I saw some sunshine must have been in December. The dark period just kills me. I haven't cast an eye on my cameras for several weeks.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-22-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 3,850
Posted By Mablo
Vivitar 283 needs a (really stupid!) Vivitar...

Vivitar 283 needs a (really stupid!) Vivitar specific flash sync cord. A normal PC socket cord is not compatible with any Vivitar flash AFAIK.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-19-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,201
Posted By Mablo
I shoot Tri-x @ EI100 a lot. It's a good way to...

I shoot Tri-x @ EI100 a lot. It's a good way to get really bright white and shiny snowscapes. I would use Tri-x @ EI100 in bright daylight scenes anywhere. So far I've used Xtol 1+1 for 7:30 minutes...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-13-2014
Replies: 87
Views: 8,254
Posted By Mablo
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7042/6785843106_9df7...

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7042/6785843106_9df73d31bf_z.jpg
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 02-07-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 7,744
Posted By Mablo
I have an identical camera to Dave's. It's a...

I have an identical camera to Dave's. It's a great performer for a box camera. You need a certain amount of ingenuity, a tripod and maybe a couple of ND filters to operate it but other than that it's...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-04-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 4,498
Posted By Mablo
Make sure you get at least one sync cord with the...

Make sure you get at least one sync cord with the 283 b/c Vivitar's sync jack is not the universal PC jack. A compatible sync cord may cost you anything up to $15-20. Adding to this, never use the...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-31-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 15,226
Posted By Mablo
You need to find a flash that operates in "Auto"...

You need to find a flash that operates in "Auto" or "A" mode. Most film era flashes can do this so it's really easy to find a suitable flash for your Mamiya. One very good and relatively small size...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-27-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 1,356
Posted By Mablo
Voigtlander Vito B with the large crystal...

Voigtlander Vito B with the large crystal viewfinder. At least the build quality is high:

http://voigtlander.pagesperso-orange.fr/images/vitobgrand.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-13-2014
Replies: 88
Views: 11,843
Posted By Mablo
Some time ago someone in Spain was selling 100ft...

Some time ago someone in Spain was selling 100ft rolls of "AgfaPhoto APX100" dated 12/2014. I'm sure the date is chosen using the very scientifical Stetson method (pulled out of hat). The film was...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-13-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 1,107
Posted By Mablo
A few years back I tried to find one for my 'Cord...

A few years back I tried to find one for my 'Cord V but couldn't find anything. I hope someone makes and sells them today. Basically it's just a very short release cable. There must be tens of...
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 01-02-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 2,276
Posted By Mablo
I've heard they still use the F100 shutter/winder...

I've heard they still use the F100 shutter/winder sound in the movies. Keith, if you like the 'Life on Mars' series you must watch the recent "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier and Spy" movie featuring Gary...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-02-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 6,097
Posted By Mablo
I use a cheap Bay-1 -to- 52mm adapter and a...

I use a cheap Bay-1 -to- 52mm adapter and a normal Nikkor hood with my 'cord. It looks good and has an added bonus that I can use my existing 52mm filters. I just bought another one for a friend of...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 12-22-2013
Replies: 576
Views: 145,233
Posted By Mablo
Beautiful images on this thread. I particularly...

Beautiful images on this thread. I particularly liked the way Bingley used his 35 Tessar to tame the sometimes overly saturated Ektar colors. I must try that combination myself.

Now my question. I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-20-2013
Replies: 400
Views: 25,666
Posted By Mablo
Blue light of the...

Blue light of the evening:

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7140/8154474074_d64f69456c_c.jpg
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 12-19-2013
Replies: 96
Views: 8,358
Posted By Mablo
The ideal solution would be two more or less...

The ideal solution would be two more or less identical bodies and one set of lenses. Then again, photography is just a hobby for me. If my camera fails while I'm out shooting I'll visit the nearest...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-19-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 3,548
Posted By Mablo
Excellent and thoroughly enjoyable article. Thank...

Excellent and thoroughly enjoyable article. Thank you for posting it here. A few years back I did about the same, six months with one camera, one lens, one film and one developer. Like Giorgio, I...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-18-2013
Replies: 40
Views: 16,609
Posted By Mablo
Ok, thanks for the information. It's good to know...

Ok, thanks for the information. It's good to know the 135 version is in the pipeline. It's another new and interesting product from Maco.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-18-2013
Replies: 40
Views: 16,609
Posted By Mablo
Hopefully 35mm version will be coming later. With...

Hopefully 35mm version will be coming later. With ISO25 I think 120 is a wee bit overkill.
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 12-16-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 4,161
Posted By Mablo
As mentioned many times above, Chromebook is...

As mentioned many times above, Chromebook is great for surfing and for browser based apps. Unfortunately there are only a few browser based image processing applications around and features they...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 12-06-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 1,219
Posted By Mablo
I have a nice and clean Agfa Record 3 with...

I have a nice and clean Agfa Record 3 with Solinar 105mm/4.5 waiting for CLA. It needs new bellows and the shutter and the rangefinder mechanism just need basic cleaning and adjusting. I'd expect CLA...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-03-2013
Replies: 77
Views: 8,079
Posted By Mablo
Rollei IR 400 in Rodinal 1+50, Hoya 720 filter:...

Rollei IR 400 in Rodinal 1+50, Hoya 720 filter:

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8424/7690708628_e8a51ca2df_z.jpg
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 12-01-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,723
Posted By Mablo
Definitely light leaks from up and down sides of...

Definitely light leaks from up and down sides of the camera. Slightly damaged bellows perhaps?
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 11-29-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,479
Posted By Mablo
You can pick up a Bay-1- to XXmm step-up ring for...

You can pick up a Bay-1- to XXmm step-up ring for a pittance from the *Bay. I use my Rollie all the time with a Bay-1- to-52mm step-up ring + a 52mm filter + a general lens hood.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 11-29-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 931
Posted By Mablo
I really hope this exhibition will be on display...

I really hope this exhibition will be on display on Stockholm's excellent Fotografiska museum one day. I love the way Tony Ray-Jones saw and documented the life around him. Martin Parr is naturally...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-29-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 1,299
Posted By Mablo
Hmm... over the years I've had problems with some...

Hmm... over the years I've had problems with some of my AF-D lenses. More specifically the f/22 lock faults and the camera doesn't always get the information the lens is locked. My 28mm/2.8 AF-D...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-26-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 7,865
Posted By Mablo
I'm using HP5+ 35mm in Rodinal 1+50 for 11mins @...

I'm using HP5+ 35mm in Rodinal 1+50 for 11mins @ EI 400. I agitate slowly 30 seconds then invert just once per every full minute. I usually leave the tank standing for the last 3-4 minutes. I get...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-17-2013
Replies: 60
Views: 3,984
Posted By Mablo
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8180/7985941613_c87b...

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8180/7985941613_c87b3bcc20_z.jpg

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http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7255/7629860022_ca2dcbffaa_z.jpg
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-17-2013
Replies: 303
Views: 127,491
Posted By Mablo
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2809/10888355265_b06...

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2809/10888355265_b06d77f9c0_z.jpg
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 11-15-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 1,883
Posted By Mablo
Instead of orange filter I sometimes use...

Instead of orange filter I sometimes use Polarizing filter. You get the same type of effect in the skies but Pol leaves the rest of the image more intact.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-15-2013
Replies: 54
Views: 4,702
Posted By Mablo
You can say many things about Lomography but the...

You can say many things about Lomography but the cold fact is it's the largest individual film selling unit in the world. It makes a lot of sense that Alaris shakes hands with Lomography. In my view...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-14-2013
Replies: 117
Views: 8,815
Posted By Mablo
This is my 10th "explored" shot. The explore...

This is my 10th "explored" shot. The explore status always brings a lot of new audience and comments/views for your image stream. +12k views for this one so far. It's not one of my best shots IMO but...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 11-13-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 1,264
Posted By Mablo
Thanks for the link! Also a must see for all...

Thanks for the link!

Also a must see for all Martin Parr fans to better understand where Parr's sometimes a bit odd style comes from.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-13-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 3,850
Posted By Mablo
You need a type of speedlight that can work in...

You need a type of speedlight that can work in the "Auto" or "A" mode. There are many to choose from. Popular models are: Metz Megablitz 36, Nikon SB-22s/SB-24/SB-28 or many Vivitar speedlight models...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-10-2013
Replies: 126
Views: 10,850
Posted By Mablo
Ok, I'll play:...

Ok, I'll play:

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5472/9268729805_684c04e1f5_z.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-08-2013
Replies: 98
Views: 14,729
Posted By Mablo
I'm not an expert in HP5+ & Rodinal combo but for...

I'm not an expert in HP5+ & Rodinal combo but for example in comparison with Tri-X in Rodinal it seems to me that HP5+ is one stop faster, maybe even a bit more. You can easily get true EI 400 with...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-01-2013
Replies: 307
Views: 42,038
Posted By Mablo
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7366/10613911585_3de...

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7366/10613911585_3de01fd7c5_c.jpg

Love this one. Excellent work!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-01-2013
Replies: 307
Views: 42,038
Posted By Mablo
I recently found a 50mm/2 AI for 40€ and thought...

I recently found a 50mm/2 AI for 40€ and thought it was a bargain ;-) It's definitely a keeper. Fantastic sharpness even at f/2.

What Nikkormat model is the one to look for?
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