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Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 07-09-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 15,951
Posted By JayM
This is the one I want to get when I can afford...

This is the one I want to get when I can afford to buy my Nokton back: http://www.shapeways.com/model/764151/ver-1-vc-35-1-4-40-1-4-compact-hood.html?li=productBox-search&materialId=25
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-06-2013
Replies: 111
Views: 27,642
Posted By JayM
i thought it would be a perfect addition to my...

i thought it would be a perfect addition to my hobo millionaire costume.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-13-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 2,235
Posted By JayM
I must proclaim my love of the moniker...

I must proclaim my love of the moniker "ex-english teaching blogtaerds" and endorse the suggestion to stay out of the city :)
Forum: RFF News 02-03-2013
Replies: 129
Views: 25,918
Posted By JayM
Weird one of my entries got bumped out even...

Weird one of my entries got bumped out even though it was definitely not edited after closing and I even checked beforehand to make sure that both images were in the proper category etc.

Maybe...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-03-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 1,504
Posted By JayM
Good to know because I often suggest Wal-Mart...

Good to know because I often suggest Wal-Mart "Send out only" to people I meet that complain about development costs though I basically agree with paradoxbox.

Then again they probably lose money...
Forum: Travel 02-02-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 926
Posted By JayM
Haven't seen anything to exciting at camera...

Haven't seen anything to exciting at camera stores here.

Go to the U of A library and look at photo books instead! Then you can save money by seeing a lot of stuff that you'd normally have to buy...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 02-01-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 2,424
Posted By JayM
Those are great and you should keep doing them...

Those are great and you should keep doing them and keep them somewhat abstract as they are which at the very least nets you the bonus of NOT being another drop in the "Blue Collar Photodoc" bucket :)
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-31-2013
Replies: 405
Views: 142,690
Posted By JayM
That is really slick looking! Maybe I'll need a...

That is really slick looking! Maybe I'll need a 50mm lens soon ;)
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-30-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 1,242
Posted By JayM
www.paramountcords.com makes awesome cables and...

www.paramountcords.com makes awesome cables and does custom stuff of all kinds.

I have a cable that I use with my M2. You can have them put different adapters on the ends etc. Their assembly looks...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-16-2012
Replies: 30
Views: 4,969
Posted By JayM
My button rewind M2 had a slanty serial number!

My button rewind M2 had a slanty serial number!
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 10-15-2012
Replies: 170
Views: 86,846
Posted By JayM
Might have just landed a new job! Please keep not...

Might have just landed a new job! Please keep not liking this lens so I can get mine back for ~400.

Thanks :angel:
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-12-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,470
Posted By JayM
There are about 3 distance ranges that I...

There are about 3 distance ranges that I photograph at at any given time and I only shoot at f/11 when using a flash. I figured out the flash setting for those 3 ranges using a flash meter or guide...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-10-2012
Replies: 72
Views: 12,619
Posted By JayM
Oh yeah, C Sonnar or Nokton 35 1.4 would be great...

Oh yeah, C Sonnar or Nokton 35 1.4 would be great for a one lens/first lens setup. I will have mine back again someday!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-10-2012
Replies: 72
Views: 12,619
Posted By JayM
I would avoid the M4-P unless you can live...

I would avoid the M4-P unless you can live without a sync port. The one I had was otherwise as nice as any other Leica, but the essentially irreparable nature of the sync port resulted in its being...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 10-09-2012
Replies: 251
Views: 36,595
Posted By JayM
My girlfriend has a Kindle that I use exclusively...

My girlfriend has a Kindle that I use exclusively (and regularly) for fiction as it's something I'm unlikely to study in great detail, reference in great detail, or interact with after I've finished...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-06-2012
Replies: 111
Views: 5,202
Posted By JayM
Half way through Dead Souls, getting back to...

Half way through Dead Souls, getting back to Being and Time, and still dinking around with The Order of Things.

It seems like in the time it takes me to read one non-fiction I end up reading between...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-20-2012
Replies: 42
Views: 4,327
Posted By JayM
Voigtlander 21mm. The only thing that might be...

Voigtlander 21mm. The only thing that might be "useful" to me rather than just nifty.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-17-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 2,740
Posted By JayM
Old but good :)

Old but good :)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-17-2012
Replies: 65
Views: 10,706
Posted By JayM
Can someone at Photokina save me a lock of...

Can someone at Photokina save me a lock of Kaufmann's hair?
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-17-2012
Replies: 143
Views: 77,470
Posted By JayM
A dream come true! Time to start saving! Funny...

A dream come true! Time to start saving!

Funny that just a day or two ago I was thinking that I'd be forced to compromise and get an SLR to get a fast 21 :)
Forum: Fuji X Series 09-05-2012
Replies: 60
Views: 7,267
Posted By JayM
Yeah the connected lenses do feel cheap and...

Yeah the connected lenses do feel cheap and crunchy. I supposed having pre-programmed "close" and "far" zone focusing settings mapped to some button could be nice, or good digital DoF scale in...
Forum: Fuji X Series 09-05-2012
Replies: 60
Views: 7,267
Posted By JayM
The latter provided is has a DOF scale.

The latter provided is has a DOF scale.
Forum: Fuji X Series 09-05-2012
Replies: 60
Views: 7,267
Posted By JayM
Once they ditch that silly focus by wire crap...

Once they ditch that silly focus by wire crap these cameras are going to be mighty appealing to me.
Forum: RFF Polls 09-05-2012
Replies: 93
Views: 12,780
Posted By JayM
$3 bucks a roll is about the upper limit of what...

$3 bucks a roll is about the upper limit of what I feel like 35mm film should cost in order to be shot like 35mm film. Anything over that isn't a deal breaker but it is why I shoot probably 5 rolls...
Forum: RFF Polls 09-01-2012
Replies: 163
Views: 20,761
Posted By JayM
No TV here. It's pretty crazy how hypnotic those...

No TV here. It's pretty crazy how hypnotic those things are. Moreso than the internet for me. Probably because the internet can have some value whereas the TV is just a 24/7 train wreck. It's hard to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-01-2012
Replies: 36
Views: 3,336
Posted By JayM
Sometimes boys can't help being negative when...

Sometimes boys can't help being negative when they're upset.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-31-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 2,408
Posted By JayM
First one looks like quasi-porn ad or find...

First one looks like quasi-porn ad or find chinese/russian/whatever bride type banner ads.

The one with the hairspray is kind of cool looking but the rest not so much.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 08-31-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 3,475
Posted By JayM
I had one that was just fine as long as you...

I had one that was just fine as long as you didn't photograph smart phones. Had about 30k on it.
Forum: RFF Polls 08-31-2012
Replies: 93
Views: 12,780
Posted By JayM
Not that worried but if AP400 disappears and HP5+...

Not that worried but if AP400 disappears and HP5+ bulk goes up too much I'll likely start shooting more Foma which is not the end of the world but less than ideal :-/
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 08-31-2012
Replies: 467
Views: 61,732
Posted By JayM
I had a nice time with my M8 and a 35mm. Plus...

I had a nice time with my M8 and a 35mm.

Plus it taught me to never take photographs of people using cell phones which I'd like to think improved my photographs a bit :o
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 08-30-2012
Replies: 467
Views: 61,732
Posted By JayM
Ok, that might actually be true :)

Ok, that might actually be true :)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-30-2012
Replies: 63
Views: 10,117
Posted By JayM
Spotmatic seems good. Someone gave me a Honeywell...

Spotmatic seems good. Someone gave me a Honeywell H2 which is really slick mechanically compared to something like a K1000. Not sure how it compares to a spotmatic.

Hmm, considering how rarely I...
Forum: RFF Polls 08-30-2012
Replies: 91
Views: 17,841
Posted By JayM
28mm I'd say. 35 is sweet though. 50 can be too...

28mm I'd say.

35 is sweet though. 50 can be too long at times and sometimes 28 too wide. It's a challenge to make some things work with the 28 sometimes. 35 I rarely have to think about that and it...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 08-29-2012
Replies: 467
Views: 61,732
Posted By JayM
A Mexican one or one from the USA? UH OH :D

A Mexican one or one from the USA?

UH OH :D
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 08-29-2012
Replies: 467
Views: 61,732
Posted By JayM
Just imagine the stories told by an older...

Just imagine the stories told by an older generation of photographers brought into the modern day:

"I bought my first Leica rangefinder when I was 12, with money from my paper route. A camera store...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-29-2012
Replies: 132
Views: 19,514
Posted By JayM
I like this. Hard to keep friendly competition...

I like this. Hard to keep friendly competition truly friendly though.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-28-2012
Replies: 132
Views: 19,514
Posted By JayM
Burn is pretty above par for the internet. I...

Burn is pretty above par for the internet. I think it even exceeds the non-magnum photo agencies I've seen online.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 08-28-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1,378
Posted By JayM
Nokton Classic is great for the RD1. A 50mm would...

Nokton Classic is great for the RD1. A 50mm would be great for a second lens but not as a primary.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-28-2012
Replies: 132
Views: 19,514
Posted By JayM
Is being a camera nerd really that new of a...

Is being a camera nerd really that new of a thing? I can't help but think it's been around almost as long as photography itself. We just have the internet now so people sitting bored at work can pine...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 08-27-2012
Replies: 467
Views: 61,732
Posted By JayM
"depends on the age of your defective M8" I...

"depends on the age of your defective M8"

I wonder, what is the rate at which they depreciate "Compact, Built for a Lifetime and Enduring in Value. "

Maybe they should just start leasing cameras?
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-26-2012
Replies: 60
Views: 6,523
Posted By JayM
I wouldn't mind taking pictures for a living but...

I wouldn't mind taking pictures for a living but I'm not really putting any effort into and I'm not really the kind of person that happens into such things by chance.

Right now it's kind of fuzzy....
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 08-26-2012
Replies: 467
Views: 61,732
Posted By JayM
Being able to keep one camera for 50 years was...

Being able to keep one camera for 50 years was way too good of a deal. The free ride is over ;)
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-24-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 1,821
Posted By JayM
Will swapping out the optics bring the price...

Will swapping out the optics bring the price above the cost of this auction + a black lux with good optics?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-24-2012
Replies: 54
Views: 7,099
Posted By JayM
For the last few months I've lived somewhere that...

For the last few months I've lived somewhere that I have zero interest in photographing "street" type stuff and that actually made me think I could get by just fine with a Mamiya 7 with a 65 or 80mm...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-22-2012
Replies: 36
Views: 5,598
Posted By JayM
Shaved crotches are kind of weird...

Shaved crotches are kind of weird...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 08-21-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 1,881
Posted By JayM
Canon LTM 28 or Voigtlander LTM 28. Ultron 28mm...

Canon LTM 28 or Voigtlander LTM 28.

Ultron 28mm f/2 or 1.9 would be pretty big on a CLE. It's right at the border for me on an M2.

I've thought about the GR1 route before but like manual focusing...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 08-20-2012
Replies: 40
Views: 3,463
Posted By JayM
Slow too, but even when it is fast the...

Slow too, but even when it is fast the classifieds have been screwy for months now. Posting an ad is really slow, the PayPal page that comes up to pay is often incomplete too. It takes a lot of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-19-2012
Replies: 32
Views: 4,228
Posted By JayM
Is there an english translation of that? Just...

Is there an english translation of that? Just checked Amazon etc to no avail.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-19-2012
Replies: 32
Views: 4,228
Posted By JayM
Yeah Shore's book basically reiterates everything...

Yeah Shore's book basically reiterates everything in the Photographers Eye but in a way that I recall being more succinct and also encourages you to think about it. Kind of like little koans or...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-19-2012
Replies: 32
Views: 4,228
Posted By JayM
Roland Barthes wrote a book somewhat about...

Roland Barthes wrote a book somewhat about photography called Camera Lucida. Haven't gotten to it yet.

Less on the philosophical end I think Steven Shore's book is excellent and makes Szarkowski's...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 08-02-2012
Replies: 170
Views: 86,846
Posted By JayM
Good lens for Fomapan 100. Never was super...

Good lens for Fomapan 100. Never was super psyched on it with Tri-X/HP5+ but have been really enjoying it since trying a new film.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-26-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 1,076
Posted By JayM
Is this a running joke?

Is this a running joke?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-24-2012
Replies: 59
Views: 7,558
Posted By JayM
28mm 35mm works pretty well for me too.

28mm

35mm works pretty well for me too.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-20-2012
Replies: 193
Views: 23,215
Posted By JayM
I have an expensive camera and take ok pictures...

I have an expensive camera and take ok pictures please enjoy my photographic workshop costing approximately 1 billion dollars.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-18-2012
Replies: 193
Views: 23,215
Posted By JayM
Intellectual laziness. Sure it's easy for just...

Intellectual laziness. Sure it's easy for just about anyone to judge everything by nearly meaningless technical standards, but it isn't that hard to engage your brain a little.

edit: Also, "I just...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-25-2012
Replies: 117
Views: 10,672
Posted By JayM
Fast lenses are nice for shooting slow film...

Fast lenses are nice for shooting slow film indoors but with 400 speed film f/2.8 would get in what I consider a hand holdable shutter speed in just about everything but candle light.

Low light is...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 06-25-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 3,459
Posted By JayM
Never. More money for a slower lens that to me...

Never. More money for a slower lens that to me has no advantage other than maybe being slightly smaller, but not much.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-23-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 2,753
Posted By JayM
Try Fomapan 100 (Arista EDU 100) in Rodinal. It's...

Try Fomapan 100 (Arista EDU 100) in Rodinal. It's cheap and looks awesome.

I like the look of consumer film, but wouldn't shoot Fuji Superia 800 for anything but low light. I figure in low light...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-13-2012
Replies: 397
Views: 27,642
Posted By JayM
You are an epic troll :D

You are an epic troll :D
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-13-2012
Replies: 397
Views: 27,642
Posted By JayM
My feelings stem from something based in pop...

My feelings stem from something based in pop psychology and economic theory.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-13-2012
Replies: 397
Views: 27,642
Posted By JayM
Pretty much to a T. It feels wrong to essentially...

Pretty much to a T. It feels wrong to essentially lock out many of the people and supporters/customers who their reputation was built on, but still use them for advertising.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-13-2012
Replies: 2,578
Views: 500,444
Posted By JayM
http://rangefinderforum.com/forums/attachment.php?...

http://rangefinderforum.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=90802&stc=1&d=1336897910

HP5+, Rodinal, Nokton Classic
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-12-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 1,421
Posted By JayM
I used the CV 1.4 on my RD1, M8, and now on my M2...

I used the CV 1.4 on my RD1, M8, and now on my M2 and have been happy with it on all of those cameras.

I bought the circular hood and it seems to have stopped the circular flare issues. Unlike the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-11-2012
Replies: 397
Views: 27,642
Posted By JayM
The quality issues part of this is a big problem...

The quality issues part of this is a big problem for me. Kind of scary to buy a 5+ thousand dollar camera that might need thousands of dollars of out of warranty repair work, or a lengthy stay at a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-11-2012
Replies: 397
Views: 27,642
Posted By JayM
The only way to find out is to keep trying :angel:

The only way to find out is to keep trying :angel:
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-11-2012
Replies: 397
Views: 27,642
Posted By JayM
Hah, I just about wrote the same thing myself...

Hah, I just about wrote the same thing myself yesterday.

Oligarchforum.com > Indulgences > Leica > How many new Leica's will you buy this week?

Oligarchforum.com > Indulgences > Leica > Dilemma:...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-10-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 1,238
Posted By JayM
Very little makes me more sad than thinking...

Very little makes me more sad than thinking someone is about to start a conversation about photography and they instead start a conversation about cameras.

For most people it is much easier to talk...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-10-2012
Replies: 397
Views: 27,642
Posted By JayM
Man the race to the bottom sucks and all but I...

Man the race to the bottom sucks and all but I think Leica's efforts to fight it are too heroic at times.
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 05-10-2012
Replies: 50
Views: 12,430
Posted By JayM
Viewfinder looks dumb and inelegant, as does the...

Viewfinder looks dumb and inelegant, as does the hot shoe. Original X1 style was much better, which you could place a CV finder in and it would look better.

Luckily it still says Leica.

For the...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 05-10-2012
Replies: 145
Views: 14,274
Posted By JayM
Nice to see Leica finally outdo the RD1 in the...

Nice to see Leica finally outdo the RD1 in the high ISO department.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 05-10-2012
Replies: 184
Views: 18,635
Posted By JayM
Hey, don't forget generic exotic locale photos...

Hey, don't forget generic exotic locale photos and lofts filled with modernist furniture!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-10-2012
Replies: 397
Views: 27,642
Posted By JayM
Seems like they're just making a lot of "special...

Seems like they're just making a lot of "special edition" type stuff for collectors and fans of owning "the best." The new digital M9-M and Summicron lens without a doubt fall into this category....
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-10-2012
Replies: 286
Views: 45,195
Posted By JayM
Black chrome? Seriously? I'll wait for the...

Black chrome? Seriously?

I'll wait for the black paint version.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 05-09-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,301
Posted By JayM
After a few days of spending hours scanning it...

After a few days of spending hours scanning it starts to get old, such as when I save up more than 20 rolls and decide to knock them out all at once. Other than that I really like it. It is a slow...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-09-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 3,317
Posted By JayM
That is awesome :)

That is awesome :)
Forum: RFF Polls 05-08-2012
Replies: 145
Views: 67,158
Posted By JayM
My fast lenses are also the Ultron f/2 and the...

My fast lenses are also the Ultron f/2 and the Nokton Classic f/1.4.

I use the Nokton when I need a 28mm that's a little tighter ;)
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 05-08-2012
Replies: 116
Views: 11,476
Posted By JayM
I agree with everything you're saying. I suppose...

I agree with everything you're saying. I suppose I am just wishful for something that existed in another time. Leica seems like the only company close enough to the old ways to have the potential to...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 05-08-2012
Replies: 116
Views: 11,476
Posted By JayM
It would be nice if they would concentrate on...

It would be nice if they would concentrate on camera QC and ergonomics rather than novelty and hiding consumer electronics behind the tradition that the Leica of yesteryear's lenses AND cameras...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-08-2012
Replies: 214
Views: 18,253
Posted By JayM
Righto, just saying that someone who is "graph...

Righto, just saying that someone who is "graph impaired" or careless might not notice the different scales and assume they are the same. The difference is large no matter what, but if you carelessly...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-08-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 2,099
Posted By JayM
I haven't seen much information on either of...

I haven't seen much information on either of these two lenses to the level that people get into testing a lot of stuff. I remember anecdotal information that the 40 has less barrel distortion than...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-08-2012
Replies: 214
Views: 18,253
Posted By JayM
Thanks for putting that together Bob, that is...

Thanks for putting that together Bob, that is really interesting! The difference between film and digital looks even more dramatic in the final graph because of the extended scale of the X axis vs...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-08-2012
Replies: 1,086
Views: 229,791
Posted By JayM
I like car analogies. Which scanner should I buy...

I like car analogies. Which scanner should I buy if I drive a rotary engine truck?
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-08-2012
Replies: 214
Views: 18,253
Posted By JayM
- Biggest reason as with all digital is archival...

- Biggest reason as with all digital is archival options suck.

- Out of camera images acceptable at best and it seems silly to try to make them look like film that you can still buy and shoot in a...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 05-03-2012
Replies: 34
Views: 3,006
Posted By JayM
Only lens I'd trade the 35 f/1.4 for is the 28...

Only lens I'd trade the 35 f/1.4 for is the 28 f/2 ;)
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-02-2012
Replies: 1,086
Views: 229,791
Posted By JayM
Chatter on their facebook page from their company...

Chatter on their facebook page from their company man says "less than $3k for sure"
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-02-2012
Replies: 55
Views: 5,618
Posted By JayM
http://rangefinderforum.com/forums/attachment.php?...

http://rangefinderforum.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=90653&stc=1&d=1336026345
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 05-02-2012
Replies: 73
Views: 6,918
Posted By JayM
I group pictures because it is fun and it is...

I group pictures because it is fun and it is something that I can do to "make" something out of the photographs I have as I do not believe in longing for or chasing after the iconic image.

I...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-02-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 4,804
Posted By JayM
At least you didn't break it sipping mimosas on...

At least you didn't break it sipping mimosas on the lido deck because that would be a crappy story and would make you sound boring ;)

Fix your camera and then enjoy having a good story to tell...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 05-01-2012
Replies: 73
Views: 6,918
Posted By JayM
Stand alone photographs do so because of their...

Stand alone photographs do so because of their ability to tell not just one, but many different stories as interpreted by each viewer. They are objects you can return to time and time again reading...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-01-2012
Replies: 46
Views: 5,014
Posted By JayM
Girlfriend did ridiculously well on this using my...

Girlfriend did ridiculously well on this using my MacBook Pro. I did poorly but am color blind so the whole screen just looked blank ;)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-01-2012
Replies: 25
Views: 5,204
Posted By JayM
Someone gave me a grip of 160NC that expired in...

Someone gave me a grip of 160NC that expired in 2004. Shot at 160 it sucks. Shot at 80-100 it's just fine!

Though I have noticed that it's SUPER sensitive to scratching. Like just putting it into a...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 04-30-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 3,338
Posted By JayM
Why not just throw a bunch of garden variety...

Why not just throw a bunch of garden variety plastic canisters in whatever pouch will fit them?

I have a front pouch full of unexposed film. When it gets exposed I put it anywhere in the bag but...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 04-29-2012
Replies: 1,086
Views: 229,791
Posted By JayM
That negative carrier looks good! Two biggest...

That negative carrier looks good!

Two biggest problems I'm having with the 7400 style negative carrier:

1. Not enough clamp to lock down that pesky Kodak Saint Louis Arch

2. Negative carrier...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 04-29-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 1,260
Posted By JayM
I like listening to Stephen Shore talk. His book...

I like listening to Stephen Shore talk. His book "The Nature of Photographs" is pretty cool too and has outdone Szarkowski's "The Photographer's Eye" in my opinion.

I was just about out of...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-29-2012
Replies: 76
Views: 6,491
Posted By JayM
Flickr is a pretty neat thing as far as providing...

Flickr is a pretty neat thing as far as providing the world full of cameras with a place to share pictures and have a community based around pictures. It's like an opt-in vacation slideshow/family...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-28-2012
Replies: 56
Views: 4,421
Posted By JayM
If you can live with no meter in addition to no...

If you can live with no meter in addition to no pc-sync on a camera that unjustifiably costs more than a camera that is 100% functional from the same manufacturer then I agree.

I'd go regular M2,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-28-2012
Replies: 56
Views: 4,421
Posted By JayM
The M4-2 is not a great camera, neither is the...

The M4-2 is not a great camera, neither is the M4-P. They should not be worth more than an M2 or any other M for that matter. Do not buy one.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-27-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 3,076
Posted By JayM
When I am traveling in the colonies and find...

When I am traveling in the colonies and find myself in a spot of trouble I just drop my Rolex and a couple twenties as I run back to the safety of the Range Rover.
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 04-27-2012
Replies: 324
Views: 43,550
Posted By JayM
Calling bull**** on this. I live and photograph...

Calling bull**** on this. I live and photograph in all the southwest areas you mentioned. Give people respect and look them in the eye. Look as long as they look, smile, say hello as you pass. Just...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 04-26-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 1,153
Posted By JayM
I have done this with water spots and it has...

I have done this with water spots and it has worked just fine. Probably obvious to someone more experienced than I, but the spots never seem to be on the emulsion side.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 04-25-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 1,153
Posted By JayM
Looks like dust which is pretty run of the mill....

Looks like dust which is pretty run of the mill. You should remove it with whatever image processing method works best for you!

Before I scan I blow off the negative with a squeezy blower to get as...
Forum: Off Topic 04-25-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 1,310
Posted By JayM
Contests and juried exhibitions taught me that...

Contests and juried exhibitions taught me that I'm a bad photographer.

Either I'd get in and be surrounded by bad photographs, leaving me to assume that my photograph was also bad or I wouldn't get...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-24-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 2,092
Posted By JayM
I'm interested in this kind of information too...

I'm interested in this kind of information too and have heard that turn arounds are quite long. CRR isn't taking anything new till August. My impression is that their turnaround for painting isn't...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-24-2012
Replies: 124
Views: 7,470
Posted By JayM
100% film and 100% B&W (at this point.) Grew up...

100% film and 100% B&W (at this point.)

Grew up on computers, wanted something real. Would wet print if I had a stable place to live.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-23-2012
Replies: 77
Views: 8,293
Posted By JayM
Interesting that these companies are increasing...

Interesting that these companies are increasing the price of 35mm film to the point that it can't be shot like 35mm film. $3 bucks a roll is pretty reasonable for 36 B&W exposures in 35mm. $5-10...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-23-2012
Replies: 73
Views: 5,898
Posted By JayM
I currently live in a part of the country that I...

I currently live in a part of the country that I find to be particularly vile. If I only photographed things that I liked or had some kind of strict vision dictating what kinds of photographs I made...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-23-2012
Replies: 77
Views: 8,293
Posted By JayM
Expensive film gets even more expensive and I...

Expensive film gets even more expensive and I continue to buy from Ilford. Nice film that dries flat with no arching :)
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 04-23-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 3,435
Posted By JayM
Awesome. That is exactly what I wanted to hear :)

Awesome. That is exactly what I wanted to hear :)
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 04-23-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 3,435
Posted By JayM
I want a printer for the same purposes but keep...

I want a printer for the same purposes but keep hearing that if you don't use your printer all the time the nozzles get clogged etc. How often do you all use your printers for B&W and do you have...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-23-2012
Replies: 38
Views: 2,590
Posted By JayM
We have extrajudicial electric death squads in...

We have extrajudicial electric death squads in the US as well. Maybe I should take up smoking as a safer alternative to photographing in public ;)
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-23-2012
Replies: 38
Views: 2,590
Posted By JayM
Hey man I've got a family and a lot of nice stuff...

Hey man I've got a family and a lot of nice stuff I like don't rock the boat.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 04-23-2012
Replies: 825
Views: 168,751
Posted By JayM
Ditto the 21mm f/2. I am super envious of the OM...

Ditto the 21mm f/2. I am super envious of the OM 21mm f/2.

The Leica 21mm f/1.4 is too big and too expensive. The ZM and Leica 21mm 2.8s are too slow, though that is probably the price you pay for...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 04-23-2012
Replies: 65
Views: 10,070
Posted By JayM
I hope not. Definitely have been wondering what...

I hope not. Definitely have been wondering what if anything they'll do in M mount in the future. Reissues of stuff that's LTM and discontinued?

They should make an M Mount 21mm f/2 so I stop...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-22-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 1,371
Posted By JayM
Go with the M2 finder. That would be one stylish...

Go with the M2 finder. That would be one stylish and versatile camera.

edit: as a camera user I would find it much more valuable and a pretty cool find. I am in no way attached to the "purity" or...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-22-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 977
Posted By JayM
Personally, I'd offer less than 3k. They seem to...

Personally, I'd offer less than 3k. They seem to go for about 3,000 online which is probably too much.

If they want more than about 2,800 for it then they can always put it on eBay with the other...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 04-21-2012
Replies: 80
Views: 23,721
Posted By JayM
I was thinking about selling my CV 21mm this week...

I was thinking about selling my CV 21mm this week for the same reason you did and came to the same conclusion. Most of the time I only need a 28 but if there's ever a time that doesn't cut it then...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-21-2012
Replies: 50
Views: 3,769
Posted By JayM
Ditto and agree.

Ditto and agree.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-21-2012
Replies: 92
Views: 11,209
Posted By JayM
The followup review is the best. I like to keep...

The followup review is the best. I like to keep all the dials set at even numbers too :)
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 04-19-2012
Replies: 92
Views: 8,823
Posted By JayM
I have a bag I like but seek the perfect uniform....

I have a bag I like but seek the perfect uniform. You have found your uniform but seek the perfect bag.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-19-2012
Replies: 7,558
Views: 3,885,112
Posted By JayM
Rape whistle?

Rape whistle?
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 04-19-2012
Replies: 92
Views: 8,823
Posted By JayM
If there was ONE perfect bag then all your...

If there was ONE perfect bag then all your wardrobe would have to match just that one bag and that would be boring. Bag companies are just looking out for you :)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-19-2012
Replies: 69
Views: 6,609
Posted By JayM
Two different focal lengths and as a backup...

Two different focal lengths and as a backup because lord knows that my capacity to take a picture at any given time is a life or death matter.

I almost never take more than one camera and one lens...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-19-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 3,333
Posted By JayM
There is no doubt in my mind that selling an M3...

There is no doubt in my mind that selling an M3 to acquire a digital Leica is a direct path to regret par excellence.

My M2s will stay with me for as long as I photograph (maybe longer?)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-17-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 1,467
Posted By JayM
Yes, yes it is. I keep trying to find a reason to...

Yes, yes it is. I keep trying to find a reason to buy a "better" lens than the Nokton I have and every time I just end up feeling ridiculous for even letting the thought cross my mind :)
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 04-17-2012
Replies: 146
Views: 24,592
Posted By JayM
I'm really happy with my Mulholland angler style...

I'm really happy with my Mulholland angler style bag for carrying lots of film, flash, extra camera, etc but would like something about half that size of just keeping my keys, wallet, and an M in....
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 04-15-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 2,120
Posted By JayM
A manual flash? Sure! Seems like something like...

A manual flash? Sure!

Seems like something like a 285HV is solid enough to warrant buying used. I use a YN560 for strobing people's eyeballs out and would probably not but a used one since they...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-12-2012
Replies: 60
Views: 4,585
Posted By JayM
99% of people that stop me on the street to talk...

99% of people that stop me on the street to talk about "photography" really just want to talk about cameras.

A couple weeks ago someone actually wanted to talk about photography instead of "Buy buy...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-09-2012
Replies: 139
Views: 26,692
Posted By JayM
Nokton Classic f/1.4 Small, sharp, low price,...

Nokton Classic f/1.4

Small, sharp, low price, all around excellent. Have some extra money coming my way and was trying really hard to find a reason to buy a Leica lens but the Classic is just too...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 04-05-2012
Replies: 76
Views: 4,875
Posted By JayM
Had an M8 and an RD1 and would own an RD1 again...

Had an M8 and an RD1 and would own an RD1 again but not an M8. Everything about the RD1 is awesome other than being a crop camera and running on batteries.

The camera menus remind me of Super...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-05-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 1,196
Posted By JayM
I have two M2s. I'd have an M2 and an M4 if I...

I have two M2s. I'd have an M2 and an M4 if I wasn't anal retentive about having identical cameras. If I ever have a third camera it'll probably be an M4.

I don't find the "quick loading" of the M4...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-05-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 2,848
Posted By JayM
How!?! Tri-X's arching is a huge reason I started...

How!?! Tri-X's arching is a huge reason I started using HP5+ too Well that and faster developing and good 1600 push in Rodinal.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 03-26-2012
Replies: 170
Views: 86,846
Posted By JayM
Nokton has coma too :o

Nokton has coma too :o
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 03-26-2012
Replies: 170
Views: 86,846
Posted By JayM
Yeah, it's an awesome lens. Circular flare is the...

Yeah, it's an awesome lens. Circular flare is the only downside to me. The 28mm f/2 they make is great too. The hood for the 35 is pretty nice, but I'm not sure how functional it is as far as...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-23-2012
Replies: 155
Views: 47,712
Posted By JayM
My girlfriend gave me one of these a few years...

My girlfriend gave me one of these a few years ago and I've been using it with a Domke insert: http://shopmulholland.com/product.htm?Product=AL305-LAR (garage sale score, not rich, or even close to...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 01-03-2012
Replies: 86
Views: 10,362
Posted By JayM
Fast 28 and 50 is a good start (where's the...

Fast 28 and 50 is a good start (where's the 35??)

Can't imagine caring if it's focus by wire though. That killed the x100 for me.
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 01-01-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 2,939
Posted By JayM
I'd love to see it. Maybe someday. I was...

I'd love to see it. Maybe someday.

I was watching an interview with Joel Meyerowitz talking about how he edits his own work as it is a very personal process. I took it for granted that all...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 12-30-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1,557
Posted By JayM
The 35 Nokton is great. It's the only 35 I'll...

The 35 Nokton is great. It's the only 35 I'll ever own. Get it and enjoy it but be prepared to feel the unwarranted pressure to "upgrade."
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-30-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 2,414
Posted By JayM
Sell your internet, buy more books.

Sell your internet, buy more books.
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 12-30-2011
Replies: 53
Views: 9,178
Posted By JayM
Thank you for posting this. I was never that...

Thank you for posting this. I was never that interested in the book because I didn't understand the context of it exactly. I'm more interested in it now.

Having seen Bruce Davidson in some video...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 12-30-2011
Replies: 27
Views: 4,589
Posted By JayM
Sometimes I think about selling my 35mm lens and...

Sometimes I think about selling my 35mm lens and replacing it with a Hexar AF. Very tempting :)
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-29-2011
Replies: 117
Views: 10,029
Posted By JayM
I haven't had a paying job in over two years or...

I haven't had a paying job in over two years or my own residence for the last year (give or take.)

You know when I think about it though I'd definitely rather have a print by a virtually unknown...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-28-2011
Replies: 44
Views: 4,443
Posted By JayM
Taking a little break during the holidays has...

Taking a little break during the holidays has given me new insight into my process. Most specifically, that the way I've been working only produces a certain kinds of photographs and is massively...
Forum: RFF Polls 12-25-2011
Replies: 144
Views: 24,289
Posted By JayM
Don't use filters and don't find they really need...

Don't use filters and don't find they really need cleaning. On the odd occasion that someone spits on the glass or something some alcohol and microfiber/cotton swab/t-shirt work just fine.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-25-2011
Replies: 54
Views: 4,973
Posted By JayM
I haven't felt this way since Piss Christ.

I haven't felt this way since Piss Christ.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 12-25-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 1,516
Posted By JayM
Different problem, but I had to file my negative...

Different problem, but I had to file my negative carrier to get the entire picture (still need to adjust some more.) The scanner worked properly across the whole frame, it was just that the windows...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-23-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 2,733
Posted By JayM
I accidentally wasted the last of my fixer too...

I accidentally wasted the last of my fixer too and am being lazy about restocking. I kept under fixing negatives then having to refix them in a pyrex dish which is what led to the eventual waste of...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 12-22-2011
Replies: 124
Views: 21,352
Posted By JayM
Ditto. Flickr for me is more of an edited contact...

Ditto. Flickr for me is more of an edited contact sheet.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-20-2011
Replies: 75
Views: 9,838
Posted By JayM
Yeah I worry about that a little bit too...

Yeah I worry about that a little bit too especially after a local sheriff said he'd kick my ass if he saw me taking photos of any of his kids.

In spite of this I'd rather have some faith in my...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-20-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 1,323
Posted By JayM
You can check with a multimeter. The big tab in...

You can check with a multimeter.

The big tab in the battery chamber goes to the chasis.

The little "dimple" connects the + side of the battery to all sorts of things (including the battery check...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-20-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 1,323
Posted By JayM
I put a rubber ring around the 675 to get it to...

I put a rubber ring around the 675 to get it to fit. Still doesn't work despite proper voltage
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-20-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 1,300
Posted By JayM
Yeah, you should definitely take pictures of...

Yeah, you should definitely take pictures of whatever you want. Rules are for making people on flickr/internet happy which to me isn't as worthwhile as trying to make pictures that you like :)

As to...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-20-2011
Replies: 75
Views: 9,838
Posted By JayM
Answering yes usually does the trick and can...

Answering yes usually does the trick and can sometimes instigates some nice small talk. In these instances I've never been asked to delete a photo or anything similar.

Sometimes I meet people that...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-20-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 1,323
Posted By JayM
Mine has the same issue. Battery check light...

Mine has the same issue. Battery check light won't work, neither does the meter.

There's continuity to the battery check light. I cleaned the terminals, etc. Also tried shimming the battery in case...
Forum: RFF Polls 12-20-2011
Replies: 70
Views: 9,011
Posted By JayM
The answer would be zero had I not submitted a...

The answer would be zero had I not submitted a few photos to some juried shows. Happily enough they accepted a few so I printed and frame them. 3 so far. Will probably print and frame a photo every...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-18-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 981
Posted By JayM
Correct. The camera will still work but battery...

Correct. The camera will still work but battery or no battery the meter only works in A mode.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-18-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 981
Posted By JayM
No. You need a battery and it has to be set to A...

No. You need a battery and it has to be set to A mode to work.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-18-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 1,788
Posted By JayM
For press photos many of those are surprisingly...

For press photos many of those are surprisingly un-good. For a bunch of people who are paid to sling cameras all day that's not what I would expect. I shouldn't have to read the caption to get impact...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-15-2011
Replies: 30
Views: 7,986
Posted By JayM
At 28mm maybe, at anything wider I doubt it....

At 28mm maybe, at anything wider I doubt it. Anything that is slower than f/2 I don't really use in low light so coupling doesn't really make a difference in that regard.

It's probably worth...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-13-2011
Replies: 85
Views: 14,836
Posted By JayM
DO NOT GET AN M4P IF YOU WILL EVER USE THE...

DO NOT GET AN M4P IF YOU WILL EVER USE THE PC-SYNC PORT. (may apply to m4-2 also)

They break easily and there's no way to make them stop breaking. It feels ridiculous to own a camera that is worth...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 12-08-2011
Replies: 73
Views: 10,810
Posted By JayM
I am having a nice time looking at the book, but...

I am having a nice time looking at the book, but it isn't like it's the second coming of Christ or anything. I really like seeing people's reactions to her presence in the photographs (those that...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-08-2011
Replies: 33
Views: 4,822
Posted By JayM
I like manifestos :)

I like manifestos :)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-03-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 3,520
Posted By JayM
I have determined my solution! Side lock film...

I have determined my solution!

Side lock film sleeves from Archival Methods for individual negatives which are then inserted into PrintFile Ultima sleeves so I can store them in a binder. I might...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-02-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 3,520
Posted By JayM
Bumping this because I've been wondering why all...

Bumping this because I've been wondering why all my color film has been getting scratched up beyond use in some cases. At first I thought it might be the 8 year expired Portra I was using being...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-17-2011
Replies: 29
Views: 4,444
Posted By JayM
I really liked the 4 or 5 clips that were posted...

I really liked the 4 or 5 clips that were posted online and were sad there wasn't more. I'm happy to learn that I can fix that!

:)
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-06-2011
Replies: 61
Views: 4,129
Posted By JayM
You know, I wish I saw more good pictures taken...

You know, I wish I saw more good pictures taken with fast lenses that were used for shooting in low light rather than the neo-pictorialist bokeh fest that seems so common with anything faster than...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-06-2011
Replies: 61
Views: 4,129
Posted By JayM
No. I do think it's interesting and fun to...

No.

I do think it's interesting and fun to learn about and look at and I do appreciate the neat little differences etc. While I like being knowledgeable about this kind of trivia it has nothing to...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-04-2011
Replies: 137
Views: 37,579
Posted By JayM
I have an M4-P and an M2 and the difference is...

I have an M4-P and an M2 and the difference is more noticeable than I thought it would be. Does it bother me tremendously or in daily use? No. Would I trade the M4-P for another M2/M3/M4? Gladly.

If...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 11-04-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 4,133
Posted By JayM
The little video on their website makes that...

The little video on their website makes that camera look so fun! I always loved stop motion as a kid. We used to make videos with old star wars toys and a VHS camcorder :)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-03-2011
Replies: 31
Views: 5,182
Posted By JayM
I think that the idea of film totally...

I think that the idea of film totally disappearing is pretty ridiculous but I do worry about which ones will survive. More so with color than black and white. Pretty much any 400 speed B&W film I...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 11-02-2011
Replies: 40
Views: 2,943
Posted By JayM
General forum housekeeping and occasional cleanup...

General forum housekeeping and occasional cleanup of messes when things get really out of hand (does that ever happen here?) but then again this place is a lot different than much of the internet.
Forum: Off Topic 11-02-2011
Replies: 20
Views: 1,974
Posted By JayM
I think if it were inside the lens it would be...

I think if it were inside the lens it would be considered a relic ;)
Forum: Off Topic 11-02-2011
Replies: 20
Views: 1,974
Posted By JayM
If only the auction included a lock of his hair...

If only the auction included a lock of his hair :(

edit: On closer inspection it has a few too many streaks on the lens body from being wiped down with an alcohol soaked microfiber cloth.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-02-2011
Replies: 25
Views: 14,571
Posted By JayM
My experience is based off of the results I got...

My experience is based off of the results I got from scanning developing film with no additional post processing. What I want is a film / developer combination that gives me results I'm happy with...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-01-2011
Replies: 193
Views: 63,952
Posted By JayM
Thanks! He seemed pretty angry when I...

Thanks! He seemed pretty angry when I photographed him so I didn't stop to talk. I actually carried around a couple copies of that photo until I ran into him again. Took a few months but we...
Forum: RFF Polls 10-30-2011
Replies: 82
Views: 18,064
Posted By JayM
I check when I think the exposure is going to be...

I check when I think the exposure is going to be a little trickier than the couple types of lighting I have memorized (if there's time.) Sometimes I just check as I'm walking around and no one is...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-30-2011
Replies: 590
Views: 68,338
Posted By JayM
Ok that is ****ing ridiculous.

Ok that is ****ing ridiculous.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-30-2011
Replies: 20
Views: 2,597
Posted By JayM
I shot a party as a favor and one of the guests...

I shot a party as a favor and one of the guests said the place he used to work just stopped using film and that his friend took home some of it that had been frozen since it was purchased. Turned out...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-28-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 3,067
Posted By JayM
And we're off!

And we're off!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-28-2011
Replies: 40
Views: 10,715
Posted By JayM
You can expect a film that will probably make you...

You can expect a film that will probably make you stop using Tri-X. Especially if you like Rodinal and want a film you can shoot from 400 - 1600.

I was really impressed with the first rolls I shot....
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 10-27-2011
Replies: 78
Views: 7,584
Posted By JayM
I really appreciate that they make a good 21, a...

I really appreciate that they make a good 21, a fast 28, and a fast 35 since those are the only focal lengths and speeds that seem hard to find for less than Leitz prices.

If I was ever wealthy...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-27-2011
Replies: 99
Views: 21,998
Posted By JayM
I like my 7400 a lot. THe negative holder can...

I like my 7400 a lot.

THe negative holder can be kind of annoying but that's just because I'm anal retentive about getting the entire picture in the scan. It doesn't always line up quite right and...
Forum: Off Topic 10-27-2011
Replies: 35
Views: 3,346
Posted By JayM
I actually got kicked out of somewhere by the...

I actually got kicked out of somewhere by the cops for the first time for photographing people. Some people particularly colorful people that I photographed got mad and told the cops I was...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-26-2011
Replies: 590
Views: 68,338
Posted By JayM
Now I'm going to have to keep checking this...

Now I'm going to have to keep checking this thread to see what else the summicron havingest man scored :)
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 10-26-2011
Replies: 78
Views: 7,584
Posted By JayM
I also don't understand what is missing. Thanks...

I also don't understand what is missing. Thanks to their lineup of lenses I feel like I have everything I need and they offer even more than that. Now I can focus on taking pictures and turn my...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 10-26-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 3,943
Posted By JayM
I like brightline finders a lot, and even though...

I like brightline finders a lot, and even though I zone focus most of the time I find the RF patch to work better for me than SLRs do.

I could probably get away with something like a GRD or m4/3...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-25-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 6,098
Posted By JayM
As I recall Seattle Film Works gave out a free...

As I recall Seattle Film Works gave out a free roll of movie film when you sent them film for processing. I found a whole heap of it when digging through an acquaintance's father's camera collection....
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-24-2011
Replies: 54
Views: 4,597
Posted By JayM
I'd go with the VC 35 1.4 too. You are going to...

I'd go with the VC 35 1.4 too. You are going to buy other lenses at some point. The VC 35 1.4 is a great lens if you plan to keep it forever, or if it is just what holds you over until you can afford...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 10-24-2011
Replies: 29
Views: 4,369
Posted By JayM
I have never seen anyone wear a photo/fishing...

I have never seen anyone wear a photo/fishing style vest before outside of hunting or fishing trips.

That said, I want a photo vest. It seems useful and I think being a little dorky makes you seem...
Forum: Off Topic 10-24-2011
Replies: 41
Views: 1,749
Posted By JayM
I don't have a lot of stuff like that but then...

I don't have a lot of stuff like that but then again I live a little differently than most people. Were it not for an odd series of events in the last couple years I'm sure I'd have all that stuff...
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 10-23-2011
Replies: 85
Views: 14,020
Posted By JayM
I am fascinated by other peoples' opinions,...

I am fascinated by other peoples' opinions, ideas, etc. If the internet is to be judged on the quality of its writers then it is a complete failure. If I want to read quality writing I buy an actual...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-23-2011
Replies: 55
Views: 8,580
Posted By JayM
The more 35 Lux shots I look at the more I...

The more 35 Lux shots I look at the more I realize that I have to search pretty hard to find coma usually.

Sort of like the CV35 distortion/bad bokeh. If I look hard enough I can usually find it...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-23-2011
Replies: 55
Views: 8,580
Posted By JayM
I like my CV 35 1.4 for color and black and white...

I like my CV 35 1.4 for color and black and white quite a bit. It glows a bit which is a welcome surprise from time to time.

Pre-asph cron and lux look nice. The coma and softness of the lux at 1.4...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-18-2011
Replies: 35
Views: 2,875
Posted By JayM
11 or 16 16 if I can get it :)

11 or 16

16 if I can get it :)
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 10-14-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 2,606
Posted By JayM
I generally shoot at f/8-f/16. 400 - 1600 speed...

I generally shoot at f/8-f/16. 400 - 1600 speed film. Sometimes shutter speed gets down to 1/60th in the shadows but that's part of the fun.

When I get somewhere I try to identify at least 3 or 4...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-13-2011
Replies: 53
Views: 9,090
Posted By JayM
Much love for 21mm. It can be difficult to...

Much love for 21mm. It can be difficult to produce results with, but the effort is worth it :)

I have the CV21 to thank for making 28mm feel "normal."
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-13-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 2,953
Posted By JayM
I like his photos and think flickr culture is...

I like his photos and think flickr culture is interesting. I don't know a whole lot about the flickr group he's talking about but it seems like the opportunity to have a lot of people on the internet...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-10-2011
Replies: 47
Views: 5,623
Posted By JayM
Speaking of Arista Premium, does Tri-X curl as...

Speaking of Arista Premium, does Tri-X curl as bad or is AP an edge cut or something?

I just shot two rolls of it at 1600 and will develop it in Rodinal soon if no one else can answer. Though based...
Forum: RFF Polls 10-10-2011
Replies: 230
Views: 19,945
Posted By JayM
I like to look at the differences and try to...

I like to look at the differences and try to distinguish them and articulate the differences. Just like wine :)

However, I think it's worth mentioning that some of the best times of my life have...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 10-09-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 2,769
Posted By JayM
I don't see anything dropped on concrete. Macho...

I don't see anything dropped on concrete. Macho Arizona/California man is pretty cool though I guess.

Thanks for sharing :)
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