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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12 Hours Ago
Replies: 401
Views: 38,146
Posted By valdas
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Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 1 Day Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 1,388
Posted By valdas
A bit cruel joke - it is now a "soft focus lens"...

A bit cruel joke - it is now a "soft focus lens" (it has its applications). All you need to do is to change the name from Summicron to Softicron and sell it to appropriate crowd for a premium.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Days Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 2,805
Posted By valdas
Box speed. That was my regular commuting Vilnius...

Box speed. That was my regular commuting Vilnius - Helsinki. Both airports have old machines, no CT yet. Helsinki airport is pretty deserted those days as Finnair cancelled all China bound flights...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Days Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 2,805
Posted By valdas
Olympus XA, Orwo N75, xtol stock, 8.30...

Olympus XA, Orwo N75, xtol stock, 8.30

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49580477268_96e8929b1d_c.jpg
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 5 Days Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 892
Posted By valdas
Mju II has 1/1000... Rollei 35 amf (aka Fuji...

Mju II has 1/1000... Rollei 35 amf (aka Fuji Klasse) as well.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 6 Days Ago
Replies: 131
Views: 9,241
Posted By valdas
No. Each country runs its own security. Rules are...

No. Each country runs its own security. Rules are quite similar, but there is no single entity. We are still separate countries - some republics and some kingdoms (not states or counties :)) In fact,...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 1 Week Ago
Replies: 80
Views: 1,712
Posted By valdas
I still have around 30 packs of FP100 and maybe...

I still have around 30 packs of FP100 and maybe 10 pack of FP3000. And when it's gone it's gone. I will put my pack film camera on the shelf (it is converted Polaroid Pathfinder). Or I will use for...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 849
Posted By valdas
I am surprised it is not advertised as excellent....

I am surprised it is not advertised as excellent. Because excellent as opposed to excellent ++++++++ means fair in our part of the world. If I decide to buy from Japan I start with Mint rating, or...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 377
Posted By valdas
A question to an expert - are there any issues...

A question to an expert - are there any issues with dust/scratches? Do you deal with it in post processing?
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 99
Views: 3,355
Posted By valdas
Oh, I thought you can’t stop buying Fuji films...

Oh, I thought you can’t stop buying Fuji films...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 947
Posted By valdas
I had a stock of expired Superia 100 - maybe 150...

I had a stock of expired Superia 100 - maybe 150 rolls or so (bought really cheap on ebay from a greek seller) and today found on ebay another 100 for a bit more than 1€ a roll. I took a risk and...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 1,219
Posted By valdas
Aren't watches supposed to be "timeless"...

Aren't watches supposed to be "timeless" :)?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 250
Posted By valdas
I once had it when I found some bulk film left...

I once had it when I found some bulk film left overs in the bulk loader I bought on ebay. Must have been for ages there. But never seen it on my own film that I bought fresh. But then again - I keep...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9,210
Views: 915,473
Posted By valdas
Quite mint OLY XA. Paid 50€, but considering...

Quite mint OLY XA. Paid 50€, but considering today’s prices I am pretty happy...
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 70
Views: 2,913
Posted By valdas
If they were paid for what they do purely based...

If they were paid for what they do purely based on their looks or age that would be pretty bad case of misogyny, sexism and ageism.
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 70
Views: 2,913
Posted By valdas
Thanks for the link. There’s probably only one...

Thanks for the link. There’s probably only one thing that is quite disturbing - THAT shutter sound :)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 368
Posted By valdas
If you don’t want to cut them you why can’t you...

If you don’t want to cut them you why can’t you keep them in original plastic canisters?
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 70
Views: 2,913
Posted By valdas
Night on Earth by Jim Jarmusch or being John...

Night on Earth by Jim Jarmusch or being John Malkovich (very small role) takes her roles way beyond mainstream Hollywood.
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 1,032
Posted By valdas
In FSU there was a variety of Svemas and Tasmas....

In FSU there was a variety of Svemas and Tasmas. Very rarely we could get Easter German ORWO :) BW speeds were 32, 64, 130, 250 (in ASA).

Oh, and they were without cartridges, so loading was an...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 64
Views: 1,610
Posted By valdas
https://rangefinderforum.com/forums/attachment.php...

https://rangefinderforum.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=109149&stc=1&d=1580222478



I guess it's a bit too small (for any kind of judgment) if attached like this... Elmarit-M on tri-x
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 64
Views: 1,610
Posted By valdas
This was shot with Elmarit-M on expired film and...

This was shot with Elmarit-M on expired film and at slow speed. Flick does its tricks to resolution, but the original is very sharp in focusing...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 64
Views: 1,610
Posted By valdas
Elmarit -M? Quite compact, very very sharp. Nice...

Elmarit -M? Quite compact, very very sharp. Nice bokeh.
Forum: Travel 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 226
Views: 9,152
Posted By valdas
Amazing shots...

Amazing shots...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,946
Views: 387,192
Posted By valdas
Widelux F8, Agfa Precisa expired...

Widelux F8, Agfa Precisa expired slide:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49445008143_f6c382d835_c.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2,021
Views: 304,699
Posted By valdas
Nikon FM3A, Agfa Presica slide (not only the car...

Nikon FM3A, Agfa Presica slide (not only the car is old):

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49443495498_a9f89f1f02_c.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 227
Views: 6,504
Posted By valdas
Guji GA645, Lomo...

Guji GA645, Lomo 800:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49439836273_0f347341c2_c.jpg
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,637
Views: 90,755
Posted By valdas
It's like a teaser that never ends... so painful...

It's like a teaser that never ends... so painful to see and wait...and wait...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 107
Views: 4,899
Posted By valdas
It's an easy term to use :) I know it's about...

It's an easy term to use :) I know it's about escaping the answer which would be technical and objective, however, I have to admit - I think the same way very often. Every time I shoot digital and...
Forum: Travel 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 77
Views: 3,390
Posted By valdas
Those are gorgeous film photos!

Those are gorgeous film photos!
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-22-2020
Replies: 5,698
Views: 513,264
Posted By valdas
Rollei AFM 35, Lomo...

Rollei AFM 35, Lomo 400:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49425997208_10938052bf_z.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-22-2020
Replies: 19
Views: 1,131
Posted By valdas
You should hear its barking - you would change...

You should hear its barking - you would change your mind...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-22-2020
Replies: 19
Views: 1,131
Posted By valdas
In general HP5 is cheaper in Europe too, but this...

In general HP5 is cheaper in Europe too, but this P3200 was heavily discounted - 3EUR per roll, one can't find HP5 for that price.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-22-2020
Replies: 19
Views: 1,131
Posted By valdas
I don't know. Depends on developer, technique...

I don't know. Depends on developer, technique etc. And taste. And Tmax 3200 can probably be pushed @6400 - I see nice results on Flickr. And well - it was still cheaper than HP5.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-22-2020
Replies: 19
Views: 1,131
Posted By valdas
I am happy I bought at the initial price. It is...

I am happy I bought at the initial price. It is still available, at good price, but not as cheap. I tested and I like the results, no fogging or lost sensitivity.

Contax G2, in xtol...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-22-2020
Replies: 1,585
Views: 202,618
Posted By valdas
Contax G2, Tmax...

Contax G2, Tmax 3200:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49426580417_dc40e61d7d_c.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-21-2020
Replies: 507
Views: 40,352
Posted By valdas
Rollei AFM 35, expired Superia...

Rollei AFM 35, expired Superia 100:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49421571822_4c59142fcc_z.jpg
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-21-2020
Replies: 706
Views: 53,451
Posted By valdas
I did not read all 16 pages of posts so maybe I...

I did not read all 16 pages of posts so maybe I missed that part, but my question - what do you do with "dust and scratch" removal? The only option in post processing or...? Surely you can clean (or...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-21-2020
Replies: 1,637
Views: 90,755
Posted By valdas
That's why we love diversity - you still have...

That's why we love diversity - you still have pizzas and burgers, Dianas, Lomos and FSU... :)
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-20-2020
Replies: 36
Views: 3,123
Posted By valdas
I am using Bessa R4M. Finders, what finders? :)

I am using Bessa R4M. Finders, what finders? :)
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 01-20-2020
Replies: 46
Views: 1,376
Posted By valdas
Fuji GA645 is very portable. OK, lens is f4.0, so...

Fuji GA645 is very portable. OK, lens is f4.0, so not very fast, but it is very fast to focus and shoot because of AF and program modes :) It's not that expensive, but it does not quite tick the...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 01-18-2020
Replies: 22
Views: 1,108
Posted By valdas
I had the black one - very nice looking, but I...

I had the black one - very nice looking, but I had exactly the same issue with ergonomics, so I sold it. Great contest, looking forward to see many nice photos.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-12-2020
Replies: 10
Views: 317
Posted By valdas
It is not new to me camera, I shot many rolls...

It is not new to me camera, I shot many rolls with it and this behavior is present with the film loaded.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-12-2020
Replies: 10
Views: 317
Posted By valdas
Correct, in default metering mode it shows what...

Correct, in default metering mode it shows what appears to be center weighted metering, but shoots the speed what agreed with spot metering. I hear it clearly. In the conditions where spot is the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-12-2020
Replies: 24
Views: 813
Posted By valdas
Plus ECN film - not that expensive in bulk.

Plus ECN film - not that expensive in bulk.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-12-2020
Replies: 10
Views: 317
Posted By valdas
No, that's not the case - the spot function is...

No, that's not the case - the spot function is only activated after pressing the button - only then the spot sign appears in the viewfinder (and it clears with the clear button as described in the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-12-2020
Replies: 10
Views: 317
Posted By valdas
Yes, I know all this. Still - meter shows 1/60...

Yes, I know all this. Still - meter shows 1/60 (without pushing spot button), I hear exposure 1/8. I measure the same scene in spot - 1/8. So, basically it shoots the exposure measured with spot...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-12-2020
Replies: 10
Views: 317
Posted By valdas
Strange metering issue with OM4T

I have been always puzzled about some strange metering/exposure issue in my OM4T. In some conditions when the meter in the viewfinder indicates 1/30 or 1/60 I clearly hear that the actual shutter...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-11-2020
Replies: 14
Views: 683
Posted By valdas
Maybe it’s possible to paint signature rather...

Maybe it’s possible to paint signature rather than engrave?
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-11-2020
Replies: 1,093
Views: 208,806
Posted By valdas
It's a fantastic one!

It's a fantastic one!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-10-2020
Replies: 68
Views: 2,620
Posted By valdas
And then there is an eucalyptus effect in the...

And then there is an eucalyptus effect in the whole picture, I guess...

https://wildfiretoday.com/2014/03/03/eucalyptus-and-fire/
Forum: Travel 01-10-2020
Replies: 77
Views: 3,390
Posted By valdas
Looks very nice those iPhone photos! BUT -...

Looks very nice those iPhone photos! BUT - looking forward even more to see the ones from M6!
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-08-2020
Replies: 27
Views: 1,219
Posted By valdas
My Rollei AFM 35 has a built in data function....

My Rollei AFM 35 has a built in data function. The year goes to 2040, although the display does not have first two digits, just ‘40 :)

And mjuII has ‘30, after that goes to ‘96...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-08-2020
Replies: 36
Views: 2,511
Posted By valdas
Nobody with the possession of inside information...

Nobody with the possession of inside information (material and nonpublic) should be involved in any trading activities - that would be a crime. I was not suggesting that. Not all significant share...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-08-2020
Replies: 36
Views: 2,511
Posted By valdas
Ted, have you figured out the answer to your...

Ted, have you figured out the answer to your previous question about the Kodak share price plunge? Maybe current rise has the same answer? :)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-04-2020
Replies: 220
Views: 7,024
Posted By valdas
As I was tempted to put it on ebay I reviewed...

As I was tempted to put it on ebay I reviewed recently “sold” items. Well, there are expensive ones, but I also see quite a few below 1500$. The lowest was silver classic M6 for 900 GBP (looks in...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-02-2020
Replies: 106
Views: 4,066
Posted By valdas
One of my favorites in 2019. Why? It's nothing...

One of my favorites in 2019. Why? It's nothing special, but it was taken during the family holiday trip (the time I value the most) and on the photo are my twin boys.
...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-02-2020
Replies: 146
Views: 5,774
Posted By valdas
The heavier you are the faster you go :)

The heavier you are the faster you go :)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-02-2020
Replies: 220
Views: 7,024
Posted By valdas
Time to sell? I am pretty happy with my R2A and...

Time to sell? I am pretty happy with my R2A and R4M, so M6 probably has to go - I shoot only 10 rolls a year or so. I really don't need it (except for some sentimental reasons).
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-30-2019
Replies: 84
Views: 2,524
Posted By valdas
Value is driven by personal needs, so if I don’t...

Value is driven by personal needs, so if I don’t see the value in what smartphone CAN deliver with all its functionality because I don’t need it or don’t like it - it is an objective assessment of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-30-2019
Replies: 84
Views: 2,524
Posted By valdas
All true. Regarding value - data shows that on...

All true. Regarding value - data shows that on average people upgade their smartphones every 24 months or so.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-30-2019
Replies: 84
Views: 2,524
Posted By valdas
You know what I meant. I can shoot Formula 1 with...

You know what I meant. I can shoot Formula 1 with pinhole if I want. The fact is smartphones are still far away from being able to replace fast and long tele. Maybe one day. So cameras are not...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-29-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 1,447
Posted By valdas
Ricoh 500g? RF, decent lens, manual mode option...

Ricoh 500g? RF, decent lens, manual mode option if battery dies...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-29-2019
Replies: 84
Views: 2,524
Posted By valdas
Probably nor if you are shooting Formula 1 or...

Probably nor if you are shooting Formula 1 or similar...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-16-2019
Replies: 443
Views: 69,313
Posted By valdas
Canon EOS 300, Lomo 400, home developed in...

Canon EOS 300, Lomo 400, home developed in Cinestill C41:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49230262307_9a74c184a5_c.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-16-2019
Replies: 628
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Views: 139,966
Posted By valdas
Canon EOS 300, Lomo 400 home developed in...

Canon EOS 300, Lomo 400 home developed in Cinestill C41:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49230262237_a8b4fcaa1a_c.jpg

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49230262352_2f1c3e6490_c.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-16-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,131
Posted By valdas
Reading so often here on RFF "CONUS only" I know...

Reading so often here on RFF "CONUS only" I know the feeling :)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-16-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,131
Posted By valdas
Hm, strange - it was showing more than 900 units...

Hm, strange - it was showing more than 900 units available still this morning and with very little movement during the weekend and now suddenly it’s all gone.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-14-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,131
Posted By valdas
Thanks for the tip. Good price indeed, I bought...

Thanks for the tip. Good price indeed, I bought 20 rolls.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-11-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 507
Posted By valdas
I still have a lot of unscanned negatives from my...

I still have a lot of unscanned negatives from my trip last January.
Bessa R2A, expired in 2011 Fuji Superia 100:

https://live.staticflickr.com/7902/46394832995_731079cb38_c.jpg
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-10-2019
Replies: 1,637
Views: 90,755
Posted By valdas
I went for my birth date, but as a Blade Runner...

I went for my birth date, but as a Blade Runner movie fan I was considering choosing REPLICANT :)
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 12-10-2019
Replies: 143
Views: 13,813
Posted By valdas
I have noticed that exposure management is more...

I have noticed that exposure management is more complicated with this Rollei (aka Fuji Klasse) but with some extra features - e.g. in AE or AP mode the slowest speed is 1/2, for slower (1s, 2s etc)...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 12-09-2019
Replies: 143
Views: 13,813
Posted By valdas
I have just got...

I have just got this:

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=108970&stc=1&d=1575921228

The upcoming weekend will test it against Contax T2
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-08-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 406
Posted By valdas
I have finally tried Kiev 4

Well, I have never planned to have one. Growing in FSU I have never really liked Soviet stuff so as soon as iron curtain has fallen I ditched Zenits and Smenas and went for Contaxes and Leicas... But...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-04-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 2,805
Posted By valdas
Scratches - I surely see them :) I did not do the...

Scratches - I surely see them :) I did not do the proper postprocessing on this frame. But. At this stage I would not blame the film. It was new to me Rollei 35S (first roll), so it could be camera....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-04-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 2,805
Posted By valdas
It seems to me that the grain of this new ORWO is...

It seems to me that the grain of this new ORWO is really reasonable - if exposure, developer, temperature, agitation are right, it can give quite OK grain. And I did not try any fine grain...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-04-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 414
Posted By valdas
I had that issue (shutter capping) with OM4-T....

I had that issue (shutter capping) with OM4-T. CLA solved that (that level DIY is not for me).
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-03-2019
Replies: 9,210
Views: 915,473
Posted By valdas
Right! I see it has a good companion in Helios 44.

Right! I see it has a good companion in Helios 44.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-03-2019
Replies: 9,210
Views: 915,473
Posted By valdas
https://rangefinderforum.com/forums/attachment.php...

https://rangefinderforum.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=108958&stc=1&d=1575388002
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-02-2019
Replies: 9,210
Views: 915,473
Posted By valdas
Rollei AFM 35. Paid 217 EUR. Hm, it says "in good...

Rollei AFM 35. Paid 217 EUR. Hm, it says "in good working order". We'll see in a week :) But it looks prices for that model is much much...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-02-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 733
Posted By valdas
And then there is Adox Silvermax - really great...

And then there is Adox Silvermax - really great tonal range. If you care for low contrast it can be a good choice, especially in combination with some developers.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-01-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 679
Posted By valdas
Somewhat more expensive, yes, maybe even double,...

Somewhat more expensive, yes, maybe even double, but still - not a fortune.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-01-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 679
Posted By valdas
Ah, right. Probably J8/12 combined (in LTM) would...

Ah, right. Probably J8/12 combined (in LTM) would cost less than an adapter...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-01-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 679
Posted By valdas
What about those? It seems it uses the original...

What about those? It seems it uses the original Kiev mount which is transformed to an adapter. I never tried myself, but thinking of buying one for Fuji X ( they have thise for various...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-01-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 733
Posted By valdas
What about ND filters?

What about ND filters?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-30-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 587
Posted By valdas
You can change DX coding on the canister so that...

You can change DX coding on the canister so that your P&S reads whatever you want...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INYI1Zje_j4
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-29-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 840
Posted By valdas
Most likely it was Peter, he helped me with my...

Most likely it was Peter, he helped me with my Contax 139:

[email protected]
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-28-2019
Replies: 9,210
Views: 915,473
Posted By valdas
I think I paid about 20 EUR for mine, and it was...

I think I paid about 20 EUR for mine, and it was CLA'ed:

https://live.staticflickr.com/632/23463440485_45f2414ef9_c.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-28-2019
Replies: 9,210
Views: 915,473
Posted By valdas
I think two years ago I gave one away during...

I think two years ago I gave one away during “Christmas give away” campaign here on RFF. Nice looking, but clumsy to use...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-28-2019
Replies: 9,210
Views: 915,473
Posted By valdas
I have one for many years now, also bought...

I have one for many years now, also bought online... I take it when I travel by car (and always keep it in the trunk or hotel, but never carry) or else I just use it for storing cameras :) It's...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-27-2019
Replies: 9,210
Views: 915,473
Posted By valdas
There was a resurrection of Helios 103 old post...

There was a resurrection of Helios 103 old post which made me buy this lens - I found locally in very nice cosmetic condition (paid 20 EUR) and then I needed the body to mount it on so I found Kiev 4...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 11-27-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 982
Posted By valdas
I have that one too, in addition to Nikon L35AW....

I have that one too, in addition to Nikon L35AW. I paid 5 EUR for Minolta. Minolta IQ is not as good as Nikon (I have noticed quite big difference), but it does the job :)
Forum: Optics Theory - 11-26-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 6,856
Posted By valdas
Hey, you have just made me buy it! I have spent...

Hey, you have just made me buy it! I have spent the whole 20 EUR - it better be good!
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 11-25-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 982
Posted By valdas
Nikon L35AW, not that expensive, I paid...

Nikon L35AW, not that expensive, I paid 35€:

https://live.staticflickr.com/4458/24183618588_db942ab2ea_c.jpg
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 11-25-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 376
Posted By valdas
OK, good luck with the camera.

OK, good luck with the camera.
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 11-25-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 376
Posted By valdas
I have Noblex Pro 6/150 U, I am not sure if that...

I have Noblex Pro 6/150 U, I am not sure if that is the same model, but there is no start button on the rear (so must be the same as yours). I had no issues in loading it by following instructions. I...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-24-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 2,805
Posted By valdas
I am still using the old one and have quite a lot...

I am still using the old one and have quite a lot of it in my inventory :)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-24-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 2,805
Posted By valdas
Some more tests with ORWO N75: xtol stock 8.30,...

Some more tests with ORWO N75: xtol stock 8.30, Yashica 24mm lens. This is small size file, but even scanned with Nikon Coolscan grain looks very...
Forum: Yashica RF 11-23-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,168
Posted By valdas
Taken with this camera on Efke...

Taken with this camera on Efke KB50:

https://live.staticflickr.com/5783/21115769683_d7ea39bd41_c.jpg

https://live.staticflickr.com/751/21265217882_b78e154711_c.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-19-2019
Replies: 9,210
Views: 915,473
Posted By valdas
Black Ricoh 500 ME and silver Rollei 35 S

Black Ricoh 500 ME and silver Rollei 35 S
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-18-2019
Replies: 106
Views: 6,110
Posted By valdas
I have heard about it ("sudden death") but never...

I have heard about it ("sudden death") but never experienced myself - I normally prepare 5L stock which I "consume" in a bit less than a year (maybe 9 months or so) with no issues. I still have maybe...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-17-2019
Replies: 5,698
Views: 513,264
Posted By valdas
Contax G2, expired Superia...

Contax G2, expired Superia 100:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49080127842_974edf7719_c.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-16-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 907
Posted By valdas
No E-6 developer sold where you live?

No E-6 developer sold where you live?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-16-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 907
Posted By valdas
I am pretty sure it’s all bad... but I’ll take it...

I am pretty sure it’s all bad... but I’ll take it :)

Seriously, I would try box speed first, should be fine if kept cold and 2015 is not that old.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-16-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1,002
Posted By valdas
Did you sleep on the flight? And when woke up,...

Did you sleep on the flight? And when woke up, were there any pilots left on the plane?
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-15-2019
Replies: 98
Views: 3,176
Posted By valdas
I have both and both have pros and cons vis-a-vis...

I have both and both have pros and cons vis-a-vis each other. If the question is why M6 then:
- Smaller (especially with lenses)
- Lighter (especially with lenses)
- Silent shutter
- No mirror...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-07-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 2,805
Posted By valdas
Well, I did not have a chance to shoot on N74+ so...

Well, I did not have a chance to shoot on N74+ so I can’t really compare.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-07-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 2,805
Posted By valdas
I can tell you one thing regarding the grain -...

I can tell you one thing regarding the grain - it’s because of a scanner. This one is scanned with the Epson V700 and for some reason (because of lower resolution?) flatbed scanner gives less...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-07-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 2,805
Posted By valdas
some more tests, this time shot with MF camera...

some more tests, this time shot with MF camera GA645, in artificial light (xtol stock, 8min 30 sec):

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49030193122_6a6865c233_c.jpg
Forum: Zeiss Contax 11-03-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 839
Posted By valdas
It could be OK, but it could come back. Sometimes...

It could be OK, but it could come back. Sometimes I have several rolls with no issues and then it comes back. Try to shoot with the back door open (without film). When it happens, you will see that...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 11-02-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 839
Posted By valdas
I live with it. Losing a few shots a roll is not...

I live with it. Losing a few shots a roll is not a big deal. Annoying, but what can I do - selling as faulty is not worth, getting another one is probably not worth either - you never know when (or...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 11-02-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 839
Posted By valdas
I actually contacted one recommended Contax...

I actually contacted one recommended Contax repair service in Germany describing the issue - they replied that they had no spare parts anymore (thus I assume it must be shutter related).
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-02-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 2,453
Posted By valdas
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Forum: Zeiss Contax 11-02-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 839
Posted By valdas
Yes. Seen this. Some kind of shutter problem....

Yes. Seen this. Some kind of shutter problem. Sometimes I have it quite bad, sometimes just one or two frames, sometimes none... Tried changing batteries (as some forums suggest), cleaning lens...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-02-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 2,453
Posted By valdas
If you used to buy from Leicashop in Vienna on...

If you used to buy from Leicashop in Vienna on ebay then probably yes, but usually items in those stores are much more expensive compared to private sellers.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-02-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 2,453
Posted By valdas
This is what they say: If you sell to buyers in...

This is what they say:

If you sell to buyers in the US, some states may require you to collect applicable Internet Sales Tax on your transactions. As of October 1, 2019, a total of 34 states now...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-30-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 2,805
Posted By valdas
N75 35mm/122m 213,02 EUR/roll N75...

N75 35mm/122m 213,02 EUR/roll

N75 35mm/30,5m 58,58 EUR/roll

Plus VAT plus shipping.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-29-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 2,805
Posted By valdas
Just email them to the general mail address....

Just email them to the general mail address. That’s what I did. They will send you the price list and invoice once you confirm what you want. The payment is to their bank account. It’s fast and free...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 10-23-2019
Replies: 1,946
Views: 387,192
Posted By valdas
Widelux F8, expired Superia...

Widelux F8, expired Superia 100:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48949452722_5a62b4d618_b.jpg

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48949264111_bfaf33fda3_b.jpg
Forum: RFF News 10-20-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 9,653
Posted By valdas
I did not read all regulations in details, but...

I did not read all regulations in details, but wondering how does it work for personal transactions on second hand market - do you, in US, have to pay any tax on items in scope if you buy from ebay...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-13-2019
Replies: 53
Views: 6,537
Posted By valdas
Spotmatic F, Super Takumar 50/1.4, Rollei 80,...

Spotmatic F, Super Takumar 50/1.4, Rollei 80, Infrared filter

https://live.staticflickr.com/5583/14998199785_e57244f3ff_c.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-11-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 2,805
Posted By valdas
Oh, now I am pretty sure my poor results are due...

Oh, now I am pretty sure my poor results are due to the lack of this precision :)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-07-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 2,805
Posted By valdas
As promised, posting some first images from ORWO...

As promised, posting some first images from ORWO N75 test roll. I already mentioned that first two rolls were a bit of failure. I guess my second roll was overdeveloped, so contrast/grain was not...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-07-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 2,805
Posted By valdas
I will post some test photos tonight.

I will post some test photos tonight.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-07-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 2,805
Posted By valdas
I have now shot and developed two rolls. There is...

I have now shot and developed two rolls. There is really nothing to show so far :) I developed the first roll in xtol stock, but it seems the development time was a bit too short (7.30 min). The...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-03-2019
Replies: 1,637
Views: 90,755
Posted By valdas
Black for me, please... or whatever is available...

Black for me, please... or whatever is available first.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-29-2019
Replies: 62
Views: 2,387
Posted By valdas
Well, I liked the idea. I used to have EOS 50,...

Well, I liked the idea. I used to have EOS 50, but I sold all my AF film cameras (I only have now Hexar AF and Contax G2 as AF) so it felt a bit nostalgic to have this function loaded cheap AF SLR....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-27-2019
Replies: 222
Views: 16,965
Posted By valdas
Yes, that’s what I meant - I see it is not a...

Yes, that’s what I meant - I see it is not a natural light, but still a good one for handheld photos.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-27-2019
Replies: 222
Views: 16,965
Posted By valdas
Great photos. It seems that you have plenty of...

Great photos. It seems that you have plenty of light in your kitchen :)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-26-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 2,805
Posted By valdas
Yes, I have the datasheet, it says 320. It’s...

Yes, I have the datasheet, it says 320. It’s probably mistake on the box... but... time to shoot and test it!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-26-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 2,805
Posted By valdas
Well, it is funny, it's still iso 400 on the...

Well, it is funny, it's still iso 400 on the box...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48799680186_79d9d768dd.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-24-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 2,805
Posted By valdas
I plan to shoot some N75 this weekend (if it...

I plan to shoot some N75 this weekend (if it arrives on time), so I might be sharing my first results next week.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-24-2019
Replies: 222
Views: 16,965
Posted By valdas
Yes, correct, I noticed that. I was thinking more...

Yes, correct, I noticed that. I was thinking more of a traditional BW film developer, so will probably try different ones.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-24-2019
Replies: 222
Views: 16,965
Posted By valdas
It is a great price. Directly from Filmotec 30m...

It is a great price. Directly from Filmotec 30m is 58 EUR plus VAT, so your distributor must be getting a good discount.

I have no experience with HC110, my normal choice is Xtol, so I'll probably...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-23-2019
Replies: 222
Views: 16,965
Posted By valdas
The new N75 is on the way, I should get it in a...

The new N75 is on the way, I should get it in a couple of days. Any suggestions where to start with the developer and developing times?
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-23-2019
Replies: 9,210
Views: 915,473
Posted By valdas
ooops, double post...

ooops, double post...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-23-2019
Replies: 9,210
Views: 915,473
Posted By valdas
122m (400ft) bulk roll of Orwo N75 (successor of...

122m (400ft) bulk roll of Orwo N75 (successor of N74).
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-20-2019
Replies: 222
Views: 16,965
Posted By valdas
They have 100ft as well, the net price is 58,58€...

They have 100ft as well, the net price is 58,58€ per roll. I will now analyse those datasheets - specifically if they show any difference vs N74...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-19-2019
Replies: 81
Views: 4,689
Posted By valdas
https://live.staticflickr.com/2852/8944845199_2297...

https://live.staticflickr.com/2852/8944845199_2297342195_c.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-19-2019
Replies: 222
Views: 16,965
Posted By valdas
I am not sure about that. But FYI - the net price...

I am not sure about that. But FYI - the net price for 400ft roll is 213.02€ plus shipping. I have just ordered one...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-18-2019
Replies: 222
Views: 16,965
Posted By valdas
It is released I suppose, they have sent me the...

It is released I suppose, they have sent me the price list and said I can order.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-18-2019
Replies: 222
Views: 16,965
Posted By valdas
I contacted Filmotec in Germany and they don't...

I contacted Filmotec in Germany and they don't have N74 anymore (discontinued), now they have N75 instead (iso320). Anybody tired that one?
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-10-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 928
Posted By valdas
There are several ways of removing the remjet...

There are several ways of removing the remjet (anti halation layer). Depending on the film in some cases it goes off easier, sometimes more effort is needed. It can be removed before the developer...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-10-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 928
Posted By valdas
I use bulk cine film (there’s plenty on ebay) and...

I use bulk cine film (there’s plenty on ebay) and develop it as traditional b&w. It takes an extra step to remove the remjet, but basically it is as cheap as one can get.
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 09-08-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 395
Posted By valdas
Well, I see that the protective dark-slide also...

Well, I see that the protective dark-slide also has 06/10 printed on it, although it does not say it is a production date. So I now only have one way to test it - to buy another pack, making sure it...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 09-08-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 395
Posted By valdas
I disposed the package, but now I vaguely...

I disposed the package, but now I vaguely remember 06/10 as a production date. Regarding the film, the original sticker inside the camera clearly says “use sx-70 film and flashbar”.
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 09-08-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 395
Posted By valdas
Polaroid Originals is the same as Impossible (new...

Polaroid Originals is the same as Impossible (new name), but it could be that the film is still out of date.
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 09-08-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 395
Posted By valdas
Some questions about One Step (original) and SX-70

I have just purchased an old original Polaroid One Step - I thought of it as a decoration item, just to put it on the shelf. But then decided to test it with the film. I bought SX-70 (Polaroid...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-06-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 1,355
Posted By valdas
https://live.staticflickr.com/4429/36798363046_9da...

https://live.staticflickr.com/4429/36798363046_9da04c95d9_b.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-02-2019
Replies: 63
Views: 2,685
Posted By valdas
Funny though, I bought M6 Classic years ago, then...

Funny though, I bought M6 Classic years ago, then added Bessa R2a, Bessa R4M and now I keep on using mostly Bessas, only shoot a few rolls a year with my M6. I even considered selling it (as it seems...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 09-02-2019
Replies: 1,946
Views: 387,192
Posted By valdas
Noblex 150, Efke...

Noblex 150, Efke R50:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48608338547_5e7a873561_b.jpg
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48618662182_3fac950f3f_b.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-22-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 3,718
Posted By valdas
OK, you convinced me, I have just ordered 6...

OK, you convinced me, I have just ordered 6 packsx3 of Lomo 800 (120).
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-20-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,751
Posted By valdas
100/2.8 Macro (older non USM version). Why?...

100/2.8 Macro (older non USM version). Why? Bokeh.

Check this out:
https://theonlinephotographer.typepad.com/files/bokehrankings5.pdf

I came across this article accidentally, then looked at my...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-16-2019
Replies: 303
Views: 27,652
Posted By valdas
Widelux F8, expired...

Widelux F8, expired HP5

https://live.staticflickr.com/7574/15935696891_e55a8f2d33_c.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-14-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 3,299
Posted By valdas
Yah, that’s what you call buying wholesale :) Did...

Yah, that’s what you call buying wholesale :) Did you also buy a temperature controlled warehouse to keep it?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-09-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 960
Posted By valdas
Huss, come to Finland in the second part of...

Huss, come to Finland in the second part of November - for several months you won’t see any colour, it’s just plain gray, gray, gray - sky, land, buildings... Ok Santa wears some colour stuff, but...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-30-2019
Replies: 85
Views: 4,838
Posted By valdas
My thoughts exactly, I did not think of...

My thoughts exactly, I did not think of purchasing, but just interested to hear opinions - who they think they will sell to? I only know two guys (both are running Kremlin for the moment).
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-30-2019
Replies: 85
Views: 4,838
Posted By valdas
Hi all, Today I received an email from this...

Hi all,
Today I received an email from this company (zenit photo)saying they have the camera and lens and it’s waiting for my order (I pre-ordered this without a serious thought as to how to proceed...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 07-29-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 1,886
Posted By valdas
I think it is Polaroid Pathfinder 110. I have one...

I think it is Polaroid Pathfinder 110. I have one converted to take pack film.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-28-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 397
Posted By valdas
And who said Japanese camera has to be from...

And who said Japanese camera has to be from 60ties?
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-28-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 397
Posted By valdas
+1. Yep. Get something made in Japan.

+1. Yep. Get something made in Japan.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-28-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 791
Posted By valdas
I have recently bought additional 60 rolls of...

I have recently bought additional 60 rolls of Superia 100 expired in 2011. I bought it previously from the same seller, he claims it is from temperature controlled warehouse, and I tested it looks...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-27-2019
Replies: 1,637
Views: 90,755
Posted By valdas
I guess posting the same info on various forums...

I guess posting the same info on various forums in order to test the interest of the wide audience is a normal marketing thing. As to suspicions - there weren’t many in that post, it was mostly...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-26-2019
Replies: 1,637
Views: 90,755
Posted By valdas
When can we expect it to be available for...

When can we expect it to be available for purchase?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-25-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 1,826
Posted By valdas
M6+R2A+R4M. BW, color negative, color slide.

M6+R2A+R4M. BW, color negative, color slide.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-22-2019
Replies: 3,178
Views: 760,406
Posted By valdas
Lipca Flexora, Efke...

Lipca Flexora, Efke R50

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48336490092_3961068301_c.jpg


GA645, Efke R50

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48336514122_34f8167b20_c.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-20-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,754
Posted By valdas
Well, it is from 70-ies... Ricoh 500g

Well, it is from 70-ies... Ricoh 500g
Forum: Zeiss Contax 07-19-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 514
Posted By valdas
Contax virus :) I had the same issue with my...

Contax virus :) I had the same issue with my Contax Aria (although no rewind with no film). I sold it “for repairs”.
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 07-19-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 1,227
Posted By valdas
Many of those old school RFs or compacts with...

Many of those old school RFs or compacts with 35-40mm lenses are very decent. My favorite is still Ricoh 500g rangefinder. A mode (shutter priority) manual override, compact size, 1.7 lens, no...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-18-2019
Replies: 79
Views: 4,683
Posted By valdas
So, one roll at a time, ah?

So, one roll at a time, ah?
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-11-2019
Replies: 834
Views: 143,212
Posted By valdas
Bessa R2a, Jupiter 3, Superia...

Bessa R2a, Jupiter 3, Superia 800

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48259684007_5d0fb1aa2c_c.jpg

AGFA APX 100, I'm not sure what camera and lens - I have developed some film I shot almost two...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-07-2019
Replies: 292
Views: 16,045
Posted By valdas
Good approach! I often reproach myself I have too...

Good approach! I often reproach myself I have too many cameras loaded, so lately I also try one film one camera way.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-30-2019
Replies: 1,412
Views: 346,712
Posted By valdas
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48162962021_81...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48162962021_81618f64e7_c.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-28-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 2,963
Posted By valdas
Baking soda, vinegar, soap - you name it... Tried...

Baking soda, vinegar, soap - you name it... Tried everything, it helps somewhat but mostly it needs time. It will ultimately go away, but some things can be ruined forever - I am trying to remove the...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-19-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,392
Posted By valdas
Erik, you write that your Büscher keeps the...

Erik, you write that your Büscher keeps the temperature at 40C - why exactly this temperature? I know this FSU stuff uses much higher temperature.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-19-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,392
Posted By valdas
Yes, I use it on the regular basis. Now, reading...

Yes, I use it on the regular basis. Now, reading your post I understand it is basically the same thing, but the FSU stuff is not that sophisticated - no temperature control etc. I do not put the...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 06-15-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 930
Posted By valdas
Huss, stop posting those pictures or I will have...

Huss, stop posting those pictures or I will have to ask moderators to close this thread because I start regretting I have sold mine... :)
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-14-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,959
Posted By valdas
I used to take Rolleiflex to all my travels (I...

I used to take Rolleiflex to all my travels (I still do sometimes), but for street photography it was a bit too slow and heavy, so I bought Fuji GA645 - now it’s my favourite travel p&s.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-14-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,959
Posted By valdas
Noooo, those envious Germans will try to steal it...

Noooo, those envious Germans will try to steal it back:)

Seriously, I am surprised how “safety” issue pops up always when somebody discusses travel. As if “non travel” is somehow different in terms...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 06-14-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 556
Posted By valdas
I had one faulty T2 that always focused on...

I had one faulty T2 that always focused on infinity. I did not notice this at first due to DOF, but it became obvious when I shot a few frames at wide aperture and close distance.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-11-2019
Replies: 108
Views: 3,203
Posted By valdas
You’d pay for a brand anyway, logo or no logo....

You’d pay for a brand anyway, logo or no logo. Logo is just a symbol. I can’t imagine the situation you don’t pay for a camera brand. It has to be a complete commodity and cameras are not.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-11-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,519
Posted By valdas
I have those from time I bought >100 Rollei...

I have those from time I bought >100 Rollei films. Great stuff. I think it was available at macodirect as empty containers as well.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 06-07-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 930
Posted By valdas
I used to own one. Paid 2€ :) I really love this...

I used to own one. Paid 2€ :) I really love this camera and the IQ it produces. The only issue is that when batteries start to drain it does not stop shooting immediately, but starts underexposing...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-07-2019
Replies: 266
Views: 34,292
Posted By valdas
Contax G2 with Planar 45mm...

Contax G2 with Planar 45mm f2.0:

https://live.staticflickr.com/1889/44566704732_a16e7ae1d9_c.jpg

Bessa R2a with J3:

https://live.staticflickr.com/4402/36707099941_02a62d3910_c.jpg
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-06-2019
Replies: 74
Views: 4,102
Posted By valdas
I wasted the whole two minutes of my life...

I wasted the whole two minutes of my life scanning this thread and WHAT? No pictures?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-06-2019
Replies: 169
Views: 6,867
Posted By valdas
Ok, Vista 200, but we agreed it is the same...

Ok, Vista 200, but we agreed it is the same film...

https://live.staticflickr.com/936/29911579148_25674e72ab_c.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-06-2019
Replies: 169
Views: 6,867
Posted By valdas
C200 - isn't it the same as Vista200? Pretty good...

C200 - isn't it the same as Vista200? Pretty good film and used to be really cheap. Now I found a source for an expired/discontinued Superia 100 (a bit less than 2.5 EUR per roll of 36) which is also...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-25-2019
Replies: 124
Views: 5,711
Posted By valdas
You can’t beat Rolleiflex when it comes to...

You can’t beat Rolleiflex when it comes to getting attention, I experienced that many times.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-25-2019
Replies: 124
Views: 5,711
Posted By valdas
7s works in fully manual mode (no battery...

7s works in fully manual mode (no battery required), then it works fine with LR/SR batteries or a simple voltage reducing adaptor is a simple solution (I use those for OM1). Fed’s advantage (if we...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-24-2019
Replies: 240
Views: 7,507
Posted By valdas
It was for a while, now Pandas are back again...

It was for a while, now Pandas are back again...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-24-2019
Replies: 124
Views: 5,711
Posted By valdas
Well, my experience - for some reason those old...

Well, my experience - for some reason those old Japanese RFs just work :) I guess there is a reason why Toyota is no 1 or 2 automotive company in the world (with VW)... old cars, old cameras...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-24-2019
Replies: 240
Views: 7,507
Posted By valdas
Panda thing is not funny anymore... How about -...

Panda thing is not funny anymore... How about - “we are flickr and we know we suck”. Cos you really do...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-24-2019
Replies: 124
Views: 5,711
Posted By valdas
I can understand gambling with J3 - the...

I can understand gambling with J3 - the difference in price vs a German/Japanese fast lens is significant, and I have to admit - J3 is quite a decent lens... But FSU cameras... Why bother? Fixed lens...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-21-2019
Replies: 124
Views: 5,711
Posted By valdas
Yes, that’s about the market price for a silver...

Yes, that’s about the market price for a silver J3, although in good condition. I have just checked some local ads -160€ for a CLA’d silver version J3...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-21-2019
Replies: 124
Views: 5,711
Posted By valdas
Just out of curiosity - how much did it cost?

Just out of curiosity - how much did it cost?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-19-2019
Replies: 124
Views: 5,711
Posted By valdas
A couple of cameras myself (Smena, Zenit) and all...

A couple of cameras myself (Smena, Zenit) and all the people around me had same experiences. We even had a saying “russian machines like to be hit” meaning it took some force quite often to get...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-19-2019
Replies: 124
Views: 5,711
Posted By valdas
The fact is that QC has never been a thing in FSU...

The fact is that QC has never been a thing in FSU and many things did not properly work right of the box. Been there, seen it many times, including cameras...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-18-2019
Replies: 109
Views: 4,412
Posted By valdas
https://live.staticflickr.com/4753/38918099705_b6e...

https://live.staticflickr.com/4753/38918099705_b6e4b37176_z.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-18-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,774
Posted By valdas
Import VAT is applicable to all goods, there is...

Import VAT is applicable to all goods, there is nothing special related to photography. Tariffs? I am not aware of any... And I am not sure “imported photography in EU” is something that worries us...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-16-2019
Replies: 124
Views: 5,711
Posted By valdas
I have a black J-3 from seventies and the focus...

I have a black J-3 from seventies and the focus is OK on my Bessa R2a via cheap adapter.
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