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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 19 Hours Ago
Replies: 21
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Posted By charjohncarter
Where did you say that church was?

Where did you say that church was?
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 1 Day Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 251
Posted By charjohncarter
I've used these people, but it is a family...

I've used these people, but it is a family business. And I'm not sure they are still working. They did my 100 f3.5 Mamiya press lenses.

http://flutotscamerarepair.com/
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Day Ago
Replies: 45
Views: 1,058
Posted By charjohncarter
My friend (in his 80s) donated his complete...

My friend (in his 80s) donated his complete darkroom equipment and 4x5 cameras to a local high school. And surprise they are using it and fill the class.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 3 Days Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 976
Posted By charjohncarter
I have the Balda Hapo 66e, very similar, but...

I have the Balda Hapo 66e, very similar, but smaller f stop, not so many choices of shutter speeds. But like the quoted says tiny and light.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Days Ago
Replies: 401
Views: 24,779
Posted By charjohncarter
I don't know the answer to that question, but I...

I don't know the answer to that question, but I have two of these lenses and I have never found a need to apply a correction. Both of them have responded to the UV light...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Days Ago
Replies: 291
Views: 51,138
Posted By charjohncarter
https://live.staticflickr.com/1720/24877829905_7d7...

https://live.staticflickr.com/1720/24877829905_7d7c5b42ff_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/DUno6P)Arista EDU ultra 400 HC-110h (https://flic.kr/p/DUno6P) by John Carter...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 4 Days Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 168
Posted By charjohncarter
Dwig, thank for that explanation. I just tried...

Dwig, thank for that explanation. I just tried it on one and it isn't easy but at least you can see what you are doing. I'm sure with a little practice I'll get the 'hang' of it. The one you did...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 4 Days Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 168
Posted By charjohncarter
I've tried basically a similar process that you...

I've tried basically a similar process that you did. But as far as scientific process goes: it isn't. It is closer to art.

1937 slide, Kodak...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 5 Days Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 379
Posted By charjohncarter
I know my problem is small potatoes, but my meter...

I know my problem is small potatoes, but my meter does seem to be accurate on my R (even with the flicker).
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 5 Days Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 379
Posted By charjohncarter
Maybe not the same thing but my R flickrs off and...

Maybe not the same thing but my R flickrs off and on in the winter. And it doesn't really get that cold here in my area of California. I'm shooting usually in the morning in the low 40 degrees F. ...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 6 Days Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 586
Posted By charjohncarter
I've tried Masking Tape and it works well.

I've tried Masking Tape and it works well.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 6 Days Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 397
Posted By charjohncarter
I've only used Delta 100: HC-110h, EI 50, 10...

I've only used Delta 100: HC-110h, EI 50, 10 minutes, 30 second initial agitation, then 3 inversions at 9 minutes and 4 minutes, 68 degrees F. I find HC-110's times to be linear so if you want to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 44
Views: 1,228
Posted By charjohncarter
Henry Wessel 28mm HCB 50mm ??? Alot of the Viet...

Henry Wessel 28mm
HCB 50mm ???
Alot of the Viet Nam photographers used 50mm on their Nikon Fs
John Carter 50mm only on his IIIf (1964-2011)
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 44
Views: 1,228
Posted By charjohncarter
Maybe the designer of the Olympus 35RC saw this...

Maybe the designer of the Olympus 35RC saw this video. I like it's 43mm lens. BUT I have a 35mm f/2 permanently on my K1
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 245
Posted By charjohncarter
My daughter's housekeeper's husband is always...

My daughter's housekeeper's husband is always interested in my use of film. Before they came to California he worked at the Mexican Kodak facility of course in Mexico. It was interesting to hear...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 1 Week Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 2,534
Posted By charjohncarter
Thanks, my father is long gone. He always had...

Thanks, my father is long gone. He always had equipment with light leaks, and very little sense of composition. But every once in a while he would hit.
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 1 Week Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 2,534
Posted By charjohncarter
It shouldn't be that hard even my father could do...

It shouldn't be that hard even my father could do it in 1939 (Mount Rainier):

https://live.staticflickr.com/2567/3910231569_3523862189_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/6XwXBF)Mt Rainer 1939...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 53
Views: 1,520
Posted By charjohncarter
Ko.Fe., thanks I especially liked the last one...

Ko.Fe., thanks I especially liked the last one (all in Russian?).
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 269
Views: 28,752
Posted By charjohncarter
This is probably a handmade guitar, the sound is...

This is probably a handmade guitar, the sound is so sweet. The nuance of a custom is hard to describe. But this also has a photo essay: Christine Osinski.

Love it:


...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 1 Week Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 347
Posted By charjohncarter
Have you used one (65mm f/6.3)? I find mine is...

Have you used one (65mm f/6.3)? I find mine is excellent. And with the rangefinder it is easy easy to focus.

This is the first shot I took with mine; wide...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 269
Views: 28,752
Posted By charjohncarter
No kidding, the individual beauty of a custom...

No kidding, the individual beauty of a custom made guitar is Zen-like. You are at peace when you play one.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 481
Posted By charjohncarter
I use dilution H for no reason (other than a...

I use dilution H for no reason (other than a minute with H is a smaller percent of total than a minute with B and total agitation is also effected). I don't fool around with different films anymore,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 481
Posted By charjohncarter
I'm here, you are welcome. Like everybody I'm...

I'm here, you are welcome. Like everybody I'm concerned about times and storage length. What I've read (three sources) have been that the times per dilution are exactly the same. The storage time...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 490
Posted By charjohncarter
I have a Ricoh Diacord G that is surprisingly...

I have a Ricoh Diacord G that is surprisingly similar to the Automat. Even the focus is similar except the handle(s) are in a different area: the sides. You wonder if these post war cameras were...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 638
Views: 49,599
Posted By charjohncarter
I found that a Macro lens is of utmost...

I found that a Macro lens is of utmost importance. Get a 50mm and don't worry about a slow f/stop. Some of these from the 60s are cheap, if you get a used DLSR try to match the mount of your lens.
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 1,714
Posted By charjohncarter
Thanks for the heads up.

Thanks for the heads up.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 835
Posted By charjohncarter
I had some ACROS that was further out than yours,...

I had some ACROS that was further out than yours, and it was never in a fridge or freezer and it was fine, the same with Tmax400. Ektar I know nothing, I was give several rolls of Kodak C-41 (I...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 83
Views: 7,332
Posted By charjohncarter
2010 I left Peru; no rocking this time, but the...

2010 I left Peru; no rocking this time, but the scanner male spent three minutes flirting with a female assistant while my film was on his screen. Even then I couldn't see any problems upon...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 190
Views: 4,109
Posted By charjohncarter
And this one which is more peaceful than...

And this one which is more peaceful than quiet:

https://live.staticflickr.com/4095/4821928471_11952ba651_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/8m6DkM)EfkeIR820 DiacordG HC110h HoyaR72...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 190
Views: 4,109
Posted By charjohncarter
https://live.staticflickr.com/4078/4821928331_648a...

https://live.staticflickr.com/4078/4821928331_648af773e3_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/8m6Din)EfkeIR820 DiacordG HC110h HoyaR72 (https://flic.kr/p/8m6Din) by John Carter...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 2,972
Posted By charjohncarter
I love mine, if you read Roger Hicks' book on...

I love mine, if you read Roger Hicks' book on Exposure you will learn how to point any meter to get accurate exposure. Mine doesn't fail me: flash with two phases, incident, reflective, and EI. I...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 438
Posted By charjohncarter
Good photos, but like me missed focus on some.

Good photos, but like me missed focus on some.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 68
Views: 2,510
Posted By charjohncarter
In California we have the same. I have been...

In California we have the same. I have been watching reports on our TV which is spotty and unhelpful, but I get it, it isn't going well. We are all thinking good thoughts for your country.
Forum: Travel 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 59
Views: 2,132
Posted By charjohncarter
Am I mad to take a film camera to Southeast...

Am I mad to take a film camera to Southeast Asia?

I took two film cameras to the EU. I can't believe Southeast Asia would be any...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 402
Posted By charjohncarter
Henry Wessel would proof print his negatives and...

Henry Wessel would proof print his negatives and then go through them 5 years later. I keep everything too. Some I didn't use 50 years ago now look maybe not good but at least better.
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 106
Views: 3,816
Posted By charjohncarter
This was a bad photo year for me: too many...

This was a bad photo year for me: too many medical things. I like this photo taken in Scottsdale, AZ; because this guy and his bird seem so free of...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 1,209
Posted By charjohncarter
It is tough thinking for yourself.

It is tough thinking for yourself.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 566
Posted By charjohncarter
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49001419361_60...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49001419361_60276400ff_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hE65MX)Tmax100 HC-110h (https://flic.kr/p/2hE65MX) by John Carter (https://www.flickr.com/photos/carter3john/), on...
Forum: Film vs Digital 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 920
Posted By charjohncarter
Something called 'light piping' is a real problem...

Something called 'light piping' is a real problem that is why I used a closed system(bellows) for 35mm. 120 was a different story; 'light piping' sent me to a scanner.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 364
Posted By charjohncarter
Since I put 10 on my computer, it won't recognize...

Since I put 10 on my computer, it won't recognize my two external drives. Drivers are not available so I'm looking for a seven to access and transfer to a new external drive. I worry that I might...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 1,209
Posted By charjohncarter
My friend said maybe he is off his medication.

My friend said maybe he is off his medication.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3,130
Views: 493,251
Posted By charjohncarter
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49183749187_20...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49183749187_20bb9c214f_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hWcz6D)2005 Peru (https://flic.kr/p/2hWcz6D) by John Carter (https://www.flickr.com/photos/carter3john/), on Flickr
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 1,209
Posted By charjohncarter
Everyone I know thinks I've lost it; when I show...

Everyone I know thinks I've lost it; when I show up with a film camera. One guy asked one of my friends if I was OK.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 1,209
Posted By charjohncarter
I'd like to see a comparison between the two(SLR...

I'd like to see a comparison between the two(SLR vs MONO). Can you treat them the same as your 'WEST' series? I can't figure out how you did those.
Forum: Film vs Digital 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 920
Posted By charjohncarter
The 35mm are put into the bellows slide copier...

The 35mm are put into the bellows slide copier (it takes both slides and negatives). And I made a dedicated white surface for 120.

This is a P&S with Tmax100 shot from the above...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 1,209
Posted By charjohncarter
I have a FF DSLR. To get the bulk and weight...

I have a FF DSLR. To get the bulk and weight down I decided to pull out my Vivitar 2800-D and use it with a WeinSafe this holiday; I didn't want a dedicated monster flash. I went around for a few...
Forum: Film vs Digital 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 920
Posted By charjohncarter
I did the opposite: I first scanned with my...

I did the opposite: I first scanned with my digital camera and went to a scanner. There is no doubt that the digital produces a sharper scan, but I have a little more control with a scanner.

This...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 1,076
Posted By charjohncarter
Like Trump told Merkel in Canada a few years ago...

Like Trump told Merkel in Canada a few years ago that he would like zero tariffs. In other words, you stop tariffs on us and we will stop tariffs on your goods. Of course she didn't want that as...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 179
Views: 12,098
Posted By charjohncarter
It must have been a great showing. Come to the...

It must have been a great showing. Come to the Salinas Valley in CA. You won't be able to stop shooting. Thanks for the card.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 12-18-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 609
Posted By charjohncarter
^^Watch the video on Andy Warhol. Thanks Ko.Fe.

^^Watch the video on Andy Warhol. Thanks Ko.Fe.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 12-18-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 609
Posted By charjohncarter
So many great photographers that I've never...

So many great photographers that I've never heard...
Forum: Nikon RF 12-17-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 544
Posted By charjohncarter
Yes, it lessens it, which is really a benefit. ...

Yes, it lessens it, which is really a benefit. Plus, the light is coming from slightly more above so it isn't as harsh (except for the wall behind the subject).
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-17-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 2,707
Posted By charjohncarter
I do this too. I give in pro mode some extra...

I do this too. I give in pro mode some extra room below black and above white. The I use levels to 'sneak up' on my final file. I also overexpose my...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-17-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 264
Posted By charjohncarter
Taken by my...

Taken by my father:

https://live.staticflickr.com/3481/3910231717_14543fbee8_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/6XwXEe)Mt Rainer 1939 (https://flic.kr/p/6XwXEe) by John Carter...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-16-2019
Replies: 74
Views: 2,476
Posted By charjohncarter
Thanks, I've held on to this one for 55 years,...

Thanks, I've held on to this one for 55 years, finally I found a reason to post it.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-16-2019
Replies: 89
Views: 3,301
Posted By charjohncarter
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49228604236_62...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49228604236_6230878bed_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2i1asWy)Tmax 100 expired HC-110h (https://flic.kr/p/2i1asWy) by John Carter...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-16-2019
Replies: 74
Views: 2,476
Posted By charjohncarter
https://live.staticflickr.com/7853/31484056767_e57...

https://live.staticflickr.com/7853/31484056767_e578c336e6_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/PY92bX)Slide from 1964 (https://flic.kr/p/PY92bX) by John Carter (https://www.flickr.com/photos/carter3john/), on...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 12-15-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 267
Posted By charjohncarter
I don't know anything about the Hi-Matic 9, but...

I don't know anything about the Hi-Matic 9, but if you want a good quality small and light flash I would recommend the Vivitar 2800-D. It has an adjustable head but not swivel. Two auto settings...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-15-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 656
Posted By charjohncarter
When that happened to me I dropped the guitar;...

When that happened to me I dropped the guitar; something I'd played almost daily for decades. 14 years on I think I would have done better if stuck to the guitar instead of worrying. Just carrying...
Forum: Film vs Digital 12-12-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 663
Posted By charjohncarter
I quit doing them in 2005. Sorry, it didn't do...

I quit doing them in 2005. Sorry, it didn't do anything for me. But go for it if you like it.

One of my last:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49183750272_4a7a0d57e4_z.jpg...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 12-11-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 595
Posted By charjohncarter
For 15 years I've hoped for this to become...

For 15 years I've hoped for this to become reality. It seems to me if they can do it for C-41 they can do it for B&W.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-10-2019
Replies: 322
Views: 42,480
Posted By charjohncarter
Huss, I have a couple of P3n cameras (mostly the...

Huss, I have a couple of P3n cameras (mostly the same). One I bought new, the other is a backup. I really like these cameras: auto exposure, aperture priority, shutter priority, or set the aperture...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-09-2019
Replies: 293
Views: 26,932
Posted By charjohncarter
Panama' about 1970, dugout canoe (cuyuca) with...

Panama' about 1970, dugout canoe (cuyuca) with outboard:

https://live.staticflickr.com/1134/5110886105_e3f75e2736_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/8MCCnX)EktaChrome 1970 (https://flic.kr/p/8MCCnX) by John...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-06-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 7,395
Posted By charjohncarter
I haven't read all the post, so if this is a...

I haven't read all the post, so if this is a repeat, jump on me. But there are so few developers in this world today that the impact is next to zero. I recycle my stuff, but it is nothing compared...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-06-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 899
Posted By charjohncarter
I get it every once in a while. Somebody here...

I get it every once in a while. Somebody here posted years ago that it has something to do with the the antihalation layer. I mostly had it with TriX, but I did have recently with another film...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-06-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 388
Posted By charjohncarter
Thanks...Tony Vacarro, wow.

Thanks...Tony Vacarro, wow.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-05-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 9,296
Posted By charjohncarter
I loved Verichrome Pan. Look at all the tones...

I loved Verichrome Pan. Look at all the tones that even this poorly cared for negative has. Too bad we don't have a two layered film today that even if wasn't the sharpest at least everything tone...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-04-2019
Replies: 401
Views: 24,779
Posted By charjohncarter
Mine is the f4.0, I like it, it does require (as...

Mine is the f4.0, I like it, it does require (as you know) careful focusing. The one above that you just posted shows off the 105mm: at it's best with two nice looking kids. Someday we have to get...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-03-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 657
Posted By charjohncarter
I don't know where I stand on this, but it could...

I don't know where I stand on this, but it could go on forever: do you mix C-41 with slides or color digital (let alone B&W). Or do you mix large prints with small; framed or unframed, etc. ...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-03-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 745
Posted By charjohncarter
You have probably read this. They seemed to have...

You have probably read this. They seemed to have used them on Rolleiflex.

http://www.arnecroell.com/zeissoberkochen.pdf
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-01-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,712
Posted By charjohncarter
My IIIf doesn't look any different than when I...

My IIIf doesn't look any different than when I bought it in 1963 (same with the f3.5 Elmar). I've had one CLA and one shutter with a CLA. I still like the photos better than and other 35mm I've had.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-01-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 700
Posted By charjohncarter
I would say that HC110h does create a slight lose...

I would say that HC110h does create a slight lose of film speed. But not a complete stop. I also gain shadow detail with the 50 EI. My development time is not really shortened.

If you want to...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-01-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 700
Posted By charjohncarter
Along with Sarcophilus' post, I shoot Tmax 100 at...

Along with Sarcophilus' post, I shoot Tmax 100 at 50 EI, and develop in HC110h. I use a minimal agitation scheme (ala Donald F. Cardwell), which is 30 seconds of intitial agitation and then 3 easy...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 11-30-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 365
Posted By charjohncarter
If it uses 120 I wish I had one.

If it uses 120 I wish I had one.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 11-24-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,642
Posted By charjohncarter
His ads on RFF: https://gordyscamerastraps.com/

His ads on RFF: https://gordyscamerastraps.com/
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 11-23-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 377
Posted By charjohncarter
I hope it works well for you. I'd love to have...

I hope it works well for you. I'd love to have an olive R. Mine is the generic model, but it has work great for almost ten years. And I use it a lot. One thing that I read when I first got mine...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-23-2019
Replies: 401
Views: 24,779
Posted By charjohncarter
Nice going ^^. Here is a recent of...

Nice going ^^. Here is a recent of mine:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49100534298_66cc93508d_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hNR5db)Tmax100 HC-110h (https://flic.kr/p/2hNR5db) by John Carter...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-21-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 594
Posted By charjohncarter
I've never used Mr. Hama. But I know that he is...

I've never used Mr. Hama. But I know that he is reliable, I hope all will be well for him after 2/2020.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-21-2019
Replies: 293
Views: 26,932
Posted By charjohncarter
Leica IIIf, around...

Leica IIIf, around 1966:

https://live.staticflickr.com/7307/11154815485_577b90db63_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/hZHm1V)Ektachrome (https://flic.kr/p/hZHm1V) by John Carter...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-20-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 2,181
Posted By charjohncarter
I've used a f3.5 50mm Elmar since 1964. It has...

I've used a f3.5 50mm Elmar since 1964. It has never been serviced, and is still in mint condition. Funny but when I bought it I had no idea about haze, corrosion, lens separation, or coatings...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-20-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 1,130
Posted By charjohncarter
I have many times.

I have many times.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-19-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 996
Posted By charjohncarter
I clicked on your photostream, am I wrong or are...

I clicked on your photostream, am I wrong or are some of the frames un-effected? You a jarring my memory. My window shot was with a Pentax Spotmatic, when I saw IIIf (in your post) I remember that...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-19-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,459
Posted By charjohncarter
I do a lot of prints but from Costco. So I'm...

I do a lot of prints but from Costco. So I'm like you. I overtime have calibrated my screen to match my Costco prints. There really wasn't that much to do. I do struggle with paper types, and...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-19-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 996
Posted By charjohncarter
PK, I had this once almost 50 years ago. I could...

PK, I had this once almost 50 years ago. I could never figure it out. I did shoot this picture through a window: PlusX, D-76. The other frames on the roll were not affected. A little harder to...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-19-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 863
Posted By charjohncarter
Lots of variables with lab processing. I use one...

Lots of variables with lab processing. I use one lab and scan the negatives myself. So, I just hope the lab is using fresh chemicals, and consistent processing procedures.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 11-18-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 1,079
Posted By charjohncarter
Sorry, you lost someone close. I like guys (and...

Sorry, you lost someone close. I like guys (and girls) like that. They just quietly take photos of daily life, and enjoy what they are doing.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 11-17-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 4,021
Posted By charjohncarter
Same here, they always, always have some new for...

Same here, they always, always have some new for my failing mind.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-17-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 760
Posted By charjohncarter
You mentioned Ektachrome in a few posts up. I've...

You mentioned Ektachrome in a few posts up. I've shot the 'new E 100' and recently some Ektachrome from 5-6 years back. They do seem to be different. The 'new' Ektachrome is to me trying to be...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-17-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,014
Posted By charjohncarter
I'm simply a hobbyist, but photography has opened...

I'm simply a hobbyist, but photography has opened my eyes to things I don't think I would notice with my hobby. Yesterday, I took a long walk with my Pentax 6x7 so I also got outside and did some...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-16-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 835
Posted By charjohncarter
I hope they are all good. I can tell you that...

I hope they are all good. I can tell you that some of the fujifilm that I was gifted and wasn't in a frig or frozen went bad quickly. Some of the Kodak Tmax400,100 and Trix was fine under the same...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-16-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 952
Posted By charjohncarter
Is this a fake news thread? I hope it is true.

Is this a fake news thread? I hope it is true.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-15-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 760
Posted By charjohncarter
I have some beauties from W.K. Amonette. His...

I have some beauties from W.K. Amonette. His earliest was 1939 but it is faded, so here are a couple from the forties-early fifties:

https://live.staticflickr.com/4083/5090471634_c54f74c150_z.jpg...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 11-15-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 1,126
Posted By charjohncarter
What he said at the end is right: Leica opened...

What he said at the end is right: Leica opened the world to photos in the 20th century.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 11-14-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 2,410
Posted By charjohncarter
Use a Crown Royal whiskey pouch. Just don't...

Use a Crown Royal whiskey pouch. Just don't carry your Rollei in Oakland in that pouch, you will have a smaller chance of theft with the camera bare.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 11-13-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 487
Posted By charjohncarter
I'm not sure about all cameras, but I had a...

I'm not sure about all cameras, but I had a shutter go bad on my First Six camera. And I put a German Pronto shutter in it and the lens fit perfectly. So it is possible, but I'm sure you would have...
Forum: Olympus RF 11-13-2019
Replies: 168
Views: 35,199
Posted By charjohncarter
Kodak Gold 200, Olympus 35RC: ...

Kodak Gold 200, Olympus 35RC:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49060279438_c72e348ded_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hKhKQS)Kodak Gold 200 (https://flic.kr/p/2hKhKQS) by John Carter...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-12-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,035
Posted By charjohncarter
I know you are technical, but you are also an...

I know you are technical, but you are also an artist. Take it as a complement.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-11-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 794
Posted By charjohncarter
I'm almost through the movie, thanks for bringing...

I'm almost through the movie, thanks for bringing it to our attention.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-11-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,430
Posted By charjohncarter
I've a P3n since 1989 and nothing has gone wrong...

I've a P3n since 1989 and nothing has gone wrong with it. I bought another just in case a break down. It does require batteries and it doesn't have DX adjustment. It is wonderfully small and feels...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-10-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,035
Posted By charjohncarter
Godfrey are you sure you are not only a...

Godfrey are you sure you are not only a photographer? But a photographer/artist. Minox EC: out there. Let's see some from the EC. I had a friend at University that had a Minox, but then I was...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-10-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,035
Posted By charjohncarter
Nice set Godfrey, you and Robert are the last men...

Nice set Godfrey, you and Robert are the last men standing for Polaroid. I still have a bunch of 4x5 Polaroid packs. I do them every once in a while, but 4x5 is too much of a set up hassle.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-09-2019
Replies: 1
Views: 272
Posted By charjohncarter
I have purchased two Pronto shutters from Certo...

I have purchased two Pronto shutters from Certo Six. They were not crazy money. He may have some lens replacement parts too.

https://certo6.com/
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-09-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 313
Posted By charjohncarter
After Simon's post, this is a crazy Saturday.

After Simon's post, this is a crazy Saturday.
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 11-09-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 912
Posted By charjohncarter
Yikes, that guy is/was weird. I loved 'The...

Yikes, that guy is/was weird. I loved 'The Prisoner.'
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-08-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 607
Posted By charjohncarter
To get a high contrast negative by development...

To get a high contrast negative by development you have to increase development time (or temp.) or increase agitation. There are other non development ways to increase contrast: varying E.I.,...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-06-2019
Replies: 99
Views: 4,073
Posted By charjohncarter
It's hard to shoot film No, it isn't.

It's hard to shoot film

No, it isn't.
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 11-06-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 3,024
Posted By charjohncarter
I saw the film when it came out. It really...

I saw the film when it came out. It really crabbed me: photography and a mystery. Those are two of my favorites.
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 11-05-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,468
Posted By charjohncarter
I'm not totally upset about film extinctions. ...

I'm not totally upset about film extinctions. The films I use now are enough for me. But like the OP, I miss Acros Neopan 100, and like Ko.Fe I miss a cheap film for testing.
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 11-04-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 938
Posted By charjohncarter
I can't figure it out but when I try to order...

I can't figure it out but when I try to order they charge me in Euros??
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 11-04-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 938
Posted By charjohncarter
Thanks, I'll check it.

Thanks, I'll check it.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-03-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 2,528
Posted By charjohncarter
https://live.staticflickr.com/7305/10423635366_bef...

https://live.staticflickr.com/7305/10423635366_bef0f49a41_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/gT6RD9)Fuji 200 (https://flic.kr/p/gT6RD9) by John Carter (https://www.flickr.com/photos/carter3john/), on...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 11-03-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 938
Posted By charjohncarter
Looks great, what about USA access? Is that...

Looks great, what about USA access? Is that possible?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-03-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,519
Posted By charjohncarter
I have a Canon Serenar 35mm f3.5 form the early...

I have a Canon Serenar 35mm f3.5 form the early fifties. I wouldn't recommend it because of the tendency to haze. I de-haze mine before every use, it takes less than 8 minutes. But Canon made some...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 10-30-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 375
Posted By charjohncarter
I hope the problem isn't further into the flash...

I hope the problem isn't further into the flash than the contacts. I've done what you did above and easily restored power.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-30-2019
Replies: 76
Views: 2,118
Posted By charjohncarter
Right!!...

Right!!...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-29-2019
Replies: 439
Views: 35,462
Posted By charjohncarter
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48115221286_ba...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48115221286_ba27818006_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2giM5YN)Delta 100 expired HC-110h (https://flic.kr/p/2giM5YN) by John Carter...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-28-2019
Replies: 76
Views: 2,118
Posted By charjohncarter
I'm not into this stuff, but aren't lithium...

I'm not into this stuff, but aren't lithium batteries (processing, mining, shipping, and disposal) the worst for the environment? A camera battery is nothing compared to a Tesla battery.

We have...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-28-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1,412
Posted By charjohncarter
My beloved FIRST SIX camera, has a wonderfully...

My beloved FIRST SIX camera, has a wonderfully lousy lens: vignette, color aberration, out of focus edges, and probably a few problems that I don't even know about. It was a Japanese company that...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-28-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,475
Posted By charjohncarter
Elitechrome, Puerto...

Elitechrome, Puerto Vallarta:


https://live.staticflickr.com/7069/6984904401_be319977f5_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/bDesJe)EliteChrome (https://flic.kr/p/bDesJe) by John Carter...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-27-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,475
Posted By charjohncarter
https://live.staticflickr.com/4499/37703102452_a5d...

https://live.staticflickr.com/4499/37703102452_a5dcbb4d67_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ZrGfNy)TriX HC-110h (https://flic.kr/p/ZrGfNy) by John Carter (https://www.flickr.com/photos/carter3john/), on...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-27-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,475
Posted By charjohncarter
I wish that were true, I always feel like an...

I wish that were true, I always feel like an invader.
Forum: Travel 10-27-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 841
Posted By charjohncarter
Great, love the little Honda racer.

Great, love the little Honda racer.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-27-2019
Replies: 401
Views: 24,779
Posted By charjohncarter
Thanks Bob.

Thanks Bob.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-27-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 654
Posted By charjohncarter
For color I use the Epson software, and I thank...

For color I use the Epson software, and I thank Colton Allen (one of our members) for tutoring me with this:

...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-26-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 654
Posted By charjohncarter
I agree with Chris. Basic software is letting...

I agree with Chris. Basic software is letting some else decide how your photos should look. It has been awhile since I watched Chris' tutorial but I seem to remember his basic ideas were correct...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-26-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,475
Posted By charjohncarter
I'll put another one up, Afghan restaurant last...

I'll put another one up, Afghan restaurant last Halloween:

https://live.staticflickr.com/1974/43840346370_9b2e344ccd_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/29N2eAS)First Download from K1...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-26-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,475
Posted By charjohncarter
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47930948733_88...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47930948733_88a63f3a9c_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2g2uDaP)AristaEDUultra400 HC-110h (https://flic.kr/p/2g2uDaP) by John Carter...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-26-2019
Replies: 269
Views: 28,752
Posted By charjohncarter
I'll put this one up. I bought this guitar at a...

I'll put this one up. I bought this guitar at a WigWam Store in Beaverton, Oregon in about 1965 ($25). I had many guitars before I bought this; it is the first one I bought at a store. It is...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 10-25-2019
Replies: 179
Views: 12,098
Posted By charjohncarter
I just went to your website, really nice! I grew...

I just went to your website, really nice! I grew up in a suburb outside of Portland Oregon. Back then you didn't have to drive anymore than 5 miles to get to places that looked a lot like Dell,...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 10-25-2019
Replies: 179
Views: 12,098
Posted By charjohncarter
Vince, somehow I missed this thread. Your photos...

Vince, somehow I missed this thread. Your photos are really tops. I drive through the Sacramento and California Central Valley often, I always think there are some great photos out there but I...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 10-23-2019
Replies: 253
Views: 85,262
Posted By charjohncarter
I saw this on Flickr today, lovely example of...

I saw this on Flickr today, lovely example of what a 50mm can do. So nice!
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-22-2019
Replies: 115
Views: 5,201
Posted By charjohncarter
Too bad he is giving up on Leica, but when...

Too bad he is giving up on Leica, but when digital came around all semblance of order has been lost. I'm not saying that is bad, it is just too much to keep up with.

I liked Alex Soth's statement...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 10-21-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 474
Posted By charjohncarter
Sounds like you have plenty of good stuff to make...

Sounds like you have plenty of good stuff to make a start. But newer is not always better. If you get a good trigger and try some of your old flashes, and if they don't do the job go hunting. I...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 10-21-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 474
Posted By charjohncarter
I use a Paul Buff trigger, just their simplest. ...

I use a Paul Buff trigger, just their simplest. I also like the Minolta 320x completely adjustable to 1/16 with three auto settings. I have five or six and got them on Ebay for $25 or less. Also...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-20-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 1,289
Posted By charjohncarter
Not family, but a staged...

Not family, but a staged shot:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/40924311923_ef1cb74d17_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/25mkN9T)LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT Promo (https://flic.kr/p/25mkN9T) by...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 10-20-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 471
Posted By charjohncarter
About ten years ago Fuji color pack...

About ten years ago Fuji color pack film:



https://live.staticflickr.com/3220/3021513038_00195db170_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/5B13yo)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/5B13yo) by John Carter...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-15-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 3,735
Posted By charjohncarter
What ever it is: it is good news. The more films...

What ever it is: it is good news. The more films to choose from the better.
Forum: RFF News 10-13-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 1,036
Posted By charjohncarter
I hadn't heard, major water from that typhoon.

I hadn't heard, major water from that typhoon.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 10-13-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 586
Posted By charjohncarter
I have a Mamiya f6.3 65mm. I'll give you a link...

I have a Mamiya f6.3 65mm. I'll give you a link to my 65mm images:

https://www.flickr.com/search/?user_id=8178676%40N04&sort=date-taken-desc&text=65mm&view_all=1

Maybe because the lens is f6.3,...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 10-13-2019
Replies: 577
Views: 85,758
Posted By charjohncarter
I have some Type 55 that was given to me. It is...

I have some Type 55 that was given to me. It is the one that also has a negative. I know the guy that gave it to me didn't refrigerate it, but I'm surprised it works well. It is 4x5 and here is...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 10-12-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1,216
Posted By charjohncarter
Beautiful camera, but check out some of the...

Beautiful camera, but check out some of the photographers highlighted on that site.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 10-11-2019
Replies: 1
Views: 286
Posted By charjohncarter
Interesting guy, one arm. I can't even get a...

Interesting guy, one arm. I can't even get a good image with two arms, let alone with a LF camera. I've only seen one carbon print and it was beautiful. We had a guy that lived about 10 miles away...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 10-11-2019
Replies: 1
Views: 228
Posted By charjohncarter
Thanks again for tipping us to Roy. And I...

Thanks again for tipping us to Roy. And I enjoyed the video, very peaceful.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-10-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 430
Posted By charjohncarter
Like everybody, I like your work. Your website...

Like everybody, I like your work. Your website is easy to navigate. I especially liked the 'Hidden Beauty' is that a flipped BHF lens?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-10-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 2,247
Posted By charjohncarter
I have a Petri 7s (fixed shutter) that has the...

I have a Petri 7s (fixed shutter) that has the quietest shutter. But cocking the shutter sounds like my Pentax 6x7.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 10-10-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 535
Posted By charjohncarter
I really like it when RFF members give me someone...

I really like it when RFF members give me someone I've never heard of. Thanks for posting: you said it best RIP. Be sure to check her images on your browser.
Forum: Olympus RF 10-09-2019
Replies: 1
Views: 344
Posted By charjohncarter
I've had shutter problems but not that one. I...

I've had shutter problems but not that one. I had to send mine to be fixed.
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 10-07-2019
Replies: 53
Views: 6,634
Posted By charjohncarter
As I said, a great camera, BUT like all of these...

As I said, a great camera, BUT like all of these 60-70 P&S cameras complicated and subject to failure. I enjoyed mine until is broke. But if you are into pain get one.

Still really good pictures...
Forum: Nikon RF 10-06-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 910
Posted By charjohncarter
Years ago I bought a LTM to Pentax screw mount...

Years ago I bought a LTM to Pentax screw mount adapter. Then I used a number one Pentax screw mount extension tube to get the correct register. Now I wish I had a LTM to Pentax K mount adapter so I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-06-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 977
Posted By charjohncarter
I think that test pilot got a talking to from...

I think that test pilot got a talking to from Bill Boeing after that stunt. But they agreed that he wouldn't do it again. Those guys were crazy remember Mira Slovak?
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-06-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 977
Posted By charjohncarter
It didn't go vertical, but when you were used to...

It didn't go vertical, but when you were used to seeing DC-3s and DC-6s take off it seemed vertical. I also saw a U2 in about 1971 while riding out to the beach near Howard Air Force base. I...
Forum: Travel 10-06-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 916
Posted By charjohncarter
really nice, and very sharp. That is hard to do...

really nice, and very sharp. That is hard to do while walking around.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-06-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,385
Posted By charjohncarter
Or f5.6 with the distance set at 8-10 feet you...

Or f5.6 with the distance set at 8-10 feet you have a box camera.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-05-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 2,773
Posted By charjohncarter
I bought my IIIf in 1964 and used it last month. ...

I bought my IIIf in 1964 and used it last month. What a great camera.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-05-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 977
Posted By charjohncarter
I lived in Seattle during the war and after. I...

I lived in Seattle during the war and after. I remember Boeing field well. I was in the back seat of a Desoto driving next to the field when a test 707 went right by us and seemed to go vertically...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 10-04-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 1,910
Posted By charjohncarter
Right now I have an old 90mm Elmar, a 50mm f3.5...

Right now I have an old 90mm Elmar, a 50mm f3.5 Elmar, and a Canon Serenar 35mm f3.5 that I use often all work perfectly on my Bessar. I also have a 135mm Elmar (1953?), and a 100mm Canon Serenar...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 10-04-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 1,910
Posted By charjohncarter
I bought the R about ten years ago. I got it...

I bought the R about ten years ago. I got it because my first Leica was a IIIc so I had some lenses. My wife who doesn't know a camera from a refrigerator asks me why I'm always using the R (to her...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-03-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 540
Posted By charjohncarter
Rolleiflex bayonet one with an Indian made (I...

Rolleiflex bayonet one with an Indian made (I think) close up lens:

https://live.staticflickr.com/3752/19043562454_3c3f6f0a9b_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/v1PeDG)TriX HC-110h (https://flic.kr/p/v1PeDG)...
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 10-03-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 855
Posted By charjohncarter
Robert, thanks for posting that. My important...

Robert, thanks for posting that. My important place I get to see once a year. I go back to my home town and look across the lake. And I remember all the good times I had on that...
Forum: Travel 10-03-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 4,555
Posted By charjohncarter
Keep scanning and posting, great fun.

Keep scanning and posting, great fun.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 10-02-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 332
Posted By charjohncarter
I bought a step up ring to 49mm, now I can use my...

I bought a step up ring to 49mm, now I can use my Pentax filters and use my Pentax 28mm lens hood.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 09-30-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 743
Posted By charjohncarter
They look good to me, in fact, they add the 'how...

They look good to me, in fact, they add the 'how did he do that' factor. So they are interesting. I even use my flash with a 28mm still a little fall off but I like...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 09-29-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 743
Posted By charjohncarter
You will have some fall off with that wide of a...

You will have some fall off with that wide of a lens, but that isn't all bad:

https://live.staticflickr.com/7242/7390519638_8ddbd8d9a3_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/cg5m1o)Kodak Gold 400 expired...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-29-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 4,501
Posted By charjohncarter
My side...

My side yard:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48712293181_cc7ebaf86a_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hdxeDP)TMY-2 expired HC110h (https://flic.kr/p/2hdxeDP) by John Carter...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 09-29-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 354
Posted By charjohncarter
I've had excellent service from Bluemoon Camera...

I've had excellent service from Bluemoon Camera and Machine in Portland, Oregon. My E-6 and C-41 always look fresh and clean. I assume some of this is because they do excellent chemical control. I...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 09-29-2019
Replies: 703
Sticky: 6x9 photos Only
Views: 249,728
Posted By charjohncarter
Mamiya Super 23 with 65mm...

Mamiya Super 23 with 65mm lens:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48799953706_50c9d75f7c_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hmhw5b)Arista EDU ultra [email protected] Rodinal 1+50 (https://flic.kr/p/2hmhw5b) by John...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 09-28-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 641
Posted By charjohncarter
My Mamiya Super 23 is a pain to maintain and it...

My Mamiya Super 23 is a pain to maintain and it is bulky, heavy, slow to use; I usually forget to advance the film frame, pull the dark slide (or put it in when I change lenses) for at least one...
Forum: Chris Crawford 09-27-2019
Replies: 132
Views: 6,090
Posted By charjohncarter
See how much better your 35mm shots are?? I...

See how much better your 35mm shots are?? I really feel that the Barnack is my favorite 35mm camera. Built before engineering compromises.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-27-2019
Replies: 79
Views: 3,113
Posted By charjohncarter
I agree, a new 6x9. Then I wouldn't have to worry...

I agree, a new 6x9. Then I wouldn't have to worry about a mechanical failure every time I go out.
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 09-26-2019
Replies: 1
Views: 662
Posted By charjohncarter
I did the same thing in 1963 except for 3 months....

I did the same thing in 1963 except for 3 months. I should get his book, my photos just wouldn't make a book.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 09-25-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 2,105
Posted By charjohncarter
Was this about cameras?

Was this about cameras?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-25-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 575
Posted By charjohncarter
I don't care about AF speed. I have two AF film...

I don't care about AF speed. I have two AF film cameras and two digital AF cameras. And I need them as I was missing focus with my favorite cameras.
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 09-23-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,325
Posted By charjohncarter
All of the observations you made are true. I...

All of the observations you made are true. I have a print that is not much larger than the 6x6 negative. It is just beautiful. There is just something very nice about a small print made from a MF...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 09-23-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,325
Posted By charjohncarter
The Petri 7s is a much sturdier camera than the...

The Petri 7s is a much sturdier camera than the later late 60s early 70s compact fixed lens cameras. I've never had a problem with either of my Petri cameras, but one was new in 1963.

The 35RC is...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-22-2019
Replies: 78
Views: 2,777
Posted By charjohncarter
I have the Thorium as I said above, and I have a...

I have the Thorium as I said above, and I have a 50mm f1.7 F Pentax lens (6 elements in 5 groups: so different than the Thorium). I can't see a difference between these two. Maybe someone has the...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-21-2019
Replies: 78
Views: 2,777
Posted By charjohncarter
They are gorgeous bits of glass. I have the...

They are gorgeous bits of glass. I have the thorium 50mm f1.4 from 1969 and it has been great for 50 years. (I believe the M is the same as my version in design except the thorium)

Don't you miss...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 09-20-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 641
Posted By charjohncarter
I have the Super 23 and have two lenses: 100mm...

I have the Super 23 and have two lenses: 100mm and 65mm. They both are great lenses, but I don't know all their functionality with the Universal. So if you get a second lens be sure it will work on...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 09-20-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,325
Posted By charjohncarter
Petri 7s: Bought this because I had a similar...

Petri 7s: Bought this because I had a similar model in 1963. Lots of good features on it.
Konica 35C: Great camera except for only having auto exposure.
Olympus 35RC: The one I use the most, but...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 09-17-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 910
Posted By charjohncarter
The lens that I posted is an Apotar. Not their...

The lens that I posted is an Apotar. Not their best but still great for what I call a tourist camera. The Isolette is very beefy, very solid. I've had mine for 10 years and like it. I also have...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 09-17-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 910
Posted By charjohncarter
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47930948733_88...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47930948733_88a63f3a9c_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2g2uDaP)AristaEDUultra400 HC-110h (https://flic.kr/p/2g2uDaP) by John Carter...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-15-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 762
Posted By charjohncarter
I have a 35mm Serenar f3.5 that I use on my LTM...

I have a 35mm Serenar f3.5 that I use on my LTM cameras it has a haze problem that I have conquered. It is sharp wide open and works well with any film I use.

I also only use my heritage lenses...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-15-2019
Replies: 148
Views: 12,051
Posted By charjohncarter
4x5: https://live.staticflickr.com/5068/564727725...

4x5:

https://live.staticflickr.com/5068/5647277259_35894871c9_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/9B2LMi)Arista EDU Ultra 400 Rodinal (https://flic.kr/p/9B2LMi) by John Carter...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-15-2019
Replies: 1,704
Views: 437,898
Posted By charjohncarter
Raymond Moore was an English photographer who...

Raymond Moore was an English photographer who seemed able to find the edge of civilization especially on dark, wet, cold English days.

This is the edge of civilization California style: ready for...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-13-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 414
Posted By charjohncarter
I hate light leaks. They come from the most...

I hate light leaks. They come from the most unusual places. This looks like a loading, spacing, or dark slide error. I'm not a Hassy expert, so I'll just kick this to the front as nobody responded.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-13-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 479
Posted By charjohncarter
I've haven't tried digital IR for many years. ...

I've haven't tried digital IR for many years. I'm going to try this afternoon. I like your shots thanks for posting also when I went on Flickr I could see your time, aperture, and ISO.

Portland...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-12-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,337
Posted By charjohncarter
Right, Mt. Tabor, he worked on that car for...

Right, Mt. Tabor, he worked on that car for months.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-11-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 313
Posted By charjohncarter
I can't give you a good answer, but both my...

I can't give you a good answer, but both my metered prism and my waist level finder have seals. I can't really imagine that it would make much difference, as the mirror is sealed when it swings up.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 09-11-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 2,507
Posted By charjohncarter
Nothing like being proud of your daughter, tell...

Nothing like being proud of your daughter, tell her good work from RFF.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 09-11-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 872
Posted By charjohncarter
I used to go to B.C. in the 50s and 60s. His...

I used to go to B.C. in the 50s and 60s. His scenes from there were great and colorful.
Forum: Chris Crawford 09-10-2019
Replies: 132
Views: 6,090
Posted By charjohncarter
Chris, I've had my IIIf since 1964 and it has...

Chris, I've had my IIIf since 1964 and it has been great. Someone once said, I don't know where I got this, that the Barnack was a great camera for holding the film flat against the pressure plate....
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-10-2019
Replies: 1,704
Views: 437,898
Posted By charjohncarter
105mm Super Takumar (6x7) #1 extension...

105mm Super Takumar (6x7) #1 extension tube:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48712484647_a3574aab37_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hdydyX)TMY-2 expired HC110h (https://flic.kr/p/2hdydyX) by John...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-10-2019
Replies: 401
Views: 24,779
Posted By charjohncarter
105mm Super Takumar...

105mm Super Takumar (6x7):

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48712332601_3157c09f27_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hdxrnt)TMY-2 expired HC110h (https://flic.kr/p/2hdxrnt) by John Carter...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-09-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 323
Posted By charjohncarter
This is who I use, they are good but you decide...

This is who I use, they are good but you decide on affordable.

https://bluemooncamera.com/
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-07-2019
Replies: 90
Views: 4,527
Posted By charjohncarter
I'm 77 and this first thing I did 20 years ago...

I'm 77 and this first thing I did 20 years ago when I retired was to step up my photography game. I thought I was a decent photographer back then. But RFF and other sites have really made my...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 09-06-2019
Replies: 112
Views: 4,871
Posted By charjohncarter
Thanks for posting these I saw some of them this...

Thanks for posting these I saw some of them this morning on your blog. Keep it up, love them.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-06-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 345
Posted By charjohncarter
This looks very similar to my 35mm Serenar F3.5. ...

This looks very similar to my 35mm Serenar F3.5.

Face up remove the front element and clean the removed element, then clean the front of the next element. Replace the front element.

Turn the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-05-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 470
Posted By charjohncarter
Thanks, I live in fear of losing my favorite...

Thanks, I live in fear of losing my favorite films.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-04-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 430
Posted By charjohncarter
He was good. I'm not big on fashion/celeb...

He was good. I'm not big on fashion/celeb photography but he could do it.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-03-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,833
Posted By charjohncarter
Great idea on an old theme.

Great idea on an old theme.
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