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Forum: Travel 04-05-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1,242
Posted By jordanstarr
Meat Cove is an amazing spot right off the Calbot...

Meat Cove is an amazing spot right off the Calbot Trail down a dirt road. A hidden gem not many know about (you're welcome). Also, a friend of mine opened up a community darkroom in Halifax. His...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-02-2016
Replies: 71
Views: 5,714
Posted By jordanstarr
Kind of ridiculous to think that "only selling...

Kind of ridiculous to think that "only selling within your country" will be any better. I've shipped hundreds of things all over the world (cameras, lenses, prints, etc). The only problems I had...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 08-23-2015
Replies: 37
Views: 5,699
Posted By jordanstarr
Hey everyone. I went with an RX100 mii and...

Hey everyone. I went with an RX100 mii and decided against the leica glass option until I can pony up for an M9 or something full frame with the wide angle issue resolved. I found one used for like...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 08-10-2015
Replies: 37
Views: 5,699
Posted By jordanstarr
Wow! Thanks everyone for the great feedback. ...

Wow! Thanks everyone for the great feedback. Based on what is said and some more research, I'm leaning towards something like the Sony RX100 or similar. I guess I overestimated the m-mount...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 08-09-2015
Replies: 37
Views: 5,699
Posted By jordanstarr
Can't decide - digital camera with leica m lenses

I've been researching for about 5 months, on and off and can't seem to pull the trigger on a digital camera for my Leica Lenses (21mm VC/LTM, 28mm Elmarit, 35mm Summilux, 50mm Summicron). BUT, it...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-15-2014
Replies: 189
Views: 20,893
Posted By jordanstarr
...I will have these photos in my first...

...I will have these photos in my first international solo exhibition at the Instituto Volusiano in Sao Paulo, Brazil during the World Cup this year (June 14- July 14). I followed around 9 Subway...
Forum: RFF Polls 05-01-2014
Replies: 139
Views: 19,346
Posted By jordanstarr
....I didn't vote. Depends on the subject. I've...

....I didn't vote. Depends on the subject. I've shot at crazy concerts where alcohol hit my lens and killed spots on the coating. Same thing goes if you get too close to a graffiti artist. Also,...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-26-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,507
Posted By jordanstarr
What are you scanning for, print or web? That...

What are you scanning for, print or web? That makes a huge difference. On my website, you'll find negatives scanned on a $100 Canoscan and a $2000 Nikon 8000ED....if you can guess which one is...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 03-24-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 993
Posted By jordanstarr
Up to $1120!

Up to $1120!
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 03-14-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 993
Posted By jordanstarr
David, It is early and I haven't posted it...

David,

It is early and I haven't posted it anywhere yet besides RFF, but I have $700 worth of donations from people in my community who want to support the project and have known about it for some...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 03-13-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 993
Posted By jordanstarr
Shameless self-promotion

Hey everyone,

I have some shameless self-promotion to throw out there. I got my first international solo exhibition as well as an artist in residency at the Instituto Volusiano in Sao Paulo, Brazil...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-02-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 2,058
Posted By jordanstarr
I have some negatives from 10+ years ago that...

I have some negatives from 10+ years ago that were not properly fixed and they won't scan or print well as they "shift". So, yes. Fix well and clear it up as much as possible and wash well. Like...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-26-2014
Replies: 121
Views: 7,815
Posted By jordanstarr
...this open letter is redundant. thegman was...

...this open letter is redundant. thegman was right in that copywrite only exists to protect those making a monetary gain from it. Sure, let's go back to pre-copywrite days (1776 or earlier) where...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 01-23-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 4,776
Posted By jordanstarr
Exactly. This issue comes up quite frequently...

Exactly. This issue comes up quite frequently and this seems to be the only way to go about doing it. 72dpi for preview so that it can't be printed at any quality and don't go do big in viewing...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-19-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 878
Posted By jordanstarr
I'm going through the same problem with my...

I'm going through the same problem with my camera. Same spot, but no rhyme or reason as to which frames are destroyed. Some sunny days, some hazy days, some one 125iso film and not on the 400iso...
Forum: Film vs Digital 01-05-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,318
Posted By jordanstarr
1. what do you mean, tell the difference?...

1. what do you mean, tell the difference? Quality? if so, I would add medium format to that list. I have never felt that any digital black and white image I have ever made has stood up to a black...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-23-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 1,488
Posted By jordanstarr
Thanks for sharing...made my day

Thanks for sharing...made my day
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-07-2013
Replies: 146
Views: 37,155
Posted By jordanstarr
I don't always, but I completely agree with what...

I don't always, but I completely agree with what Roger has said thus far.

In my opinion, there are far better solutions to awareness, prevention and treatment of HIV than a Leica camera. This is...
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 07-30-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 1,121
Posted By jordanstarr
It's gonna be great...some excellent work there.

It's gonna be great...some excellent work there.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 07-29-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,211
Posted By jordanstarr
...whites are way too high around the edges...it...

...whites are way too high around the edges...it pulls my eyes away from the subject. But the juxtaposition of the big and little is nice enough. Do YOU like it? what's YOUR critique?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-22-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 632
Posted By jordanstarr
..condensation from storing the bulk roll in a...

..condensation from storing the bulk roll in a freezer?

It was about a million degrees outside, maybe the film was sweating?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-22-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 632
Posted By jordanstarr
...I just saw this frame too. looks like I put...

...I just saw this frame too. looks like I put the camera in the bag and it hit the shutter, so it might not be a shutter issue after all...leak in the camera? In my bulk loader?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-22-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 632
Posted By jordanstarr
What's wrong here?

Figures...I go on a trip out east and something like this happens.

Here's the skinny: It shows up on about 50% of the shots. This is one of the worst, others are faint and I can burn/spot them in,...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-23-2013
Replies: 990
Views: 193,718
Posted By jordanstarr
....I never did a tripitch until a month ago and...

....I never did a tripitch until a month ago and I've been printing for about 12 years. First attempt:
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-18-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 3,521
Posted By jordanstarr
...I should have mentioned that in my flair...

...I should have mentioned that in my flair experience, the lens was wide open at f1.4, so naturally, it's a little more prone in that instance. I shot the cron plenty at wide open too, but the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-18-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 3,521
Posted By jordanstarr
I have had a pre-asph summicron and switched to...

I have had a pre-asph summicron and switched to the summilux and noticed a lot more flare, even with a hood. Just my own experience in the short time I've owned it. I'm 15 rolls in and it never...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-06-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 1,647
Posted By jordanstarr
my ex worked for the Edmonton Sun here in Canada...

my ex worked for the Edmonton Sun here in Canada and Sun Media did exactly this years ago and continues to lay off photojournalists. What they did is gave her a 3-hour course in digital photography...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-24-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,156
Posted By jordanstarr
...you shot in the shade and this is what...

...you shot in the shade and this is what happens. If you shoot the whole roll in the shade and overdevelop it, you'll increase the contrast and make it look "less muddy" and in the shadows without...
Forum: Nikon RF 05-23-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,933
Posted By jordanstarr
....likewise...I think the word people are trying...

....likewise...I think the word people are trying to say is "thanks".
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-15-2013
Replies: 45
Views: 2,874
Posted By jordanstarr
...I imagine they're collecting to ride a wave of...

...I imagine they're collecting to ride a wave of what is to come. Collectors don't necessarily like what they buy, but see it increasing in value over time. Kind of like a status symbol: "I own...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 04-25-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 2,162
Posted By jordanstarr
....for god's sake, please do something different...

....for god's sake, please do something different and approach it differently than "industry standard". I hope you're not looking at examples to mimic and instead, expanding on something unique. ...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-16-2013
Replies: 54
Views: 4,717
Posted By jordanstarr
I got drunk at a dive bar on Ave A in the Lower...

I got drunk at a dive bar on Ave A in the Lower East Side in New York City with my M2, M6 and 4 Leica lenses and a blank cheque and about half my "selects" negatives from my "music under new york"...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 04-05-2013
Replies: 39
Views: 5,381
Posted By jordanstarr
innovation in digital photography never started...

innovation in digital photography never started with quality. It always started with a concept. The very first digital cameras that came out were so laughable that many skeptics thought it would...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 04-05-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,177
Posted By jordanstarr
....also, great landscape shots of NFLD on your...

....also, great landscape shots of NFLD on your site! I gotta get to work, but will check them out more over the weekend.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 04-05-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,177
Posted By jordanstarr
Since you're on the East Coast, it might be worth...

Since you're on the East Coast, it might be worth getting in touch with View Point Gallery in Halifax as they operate a gallery as a co-operative model and it works VERY well from my understanding.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 04-05-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,177
Posted By jordanstarr
Hey...shoot me an email sometime at...

Hey...shoot me an email sometime at [email protected] dot com and we should chat. I do social enterprise development in rural Ontario for a living and (for free) could help you...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 04-03-2013
Replies: 199
Views: 40,799
Posted By jordanstarr
...also is it really $40 for shipping to Canada?

...also is it really $40 for shipping to Canada?
Forum: Large Format Film RF 04-03-2013
Replies: 199
Views: 40,799
Posted By jordanstarr
I commend your entrepreneurial spirit, guys. I...

I commend your entrepreneurial spirit, guys. I recently bought a 4x5 pinhole and don't like it much - cumbersome, bulky and all my shots are really out of focus. I would have bought this in a...
Forum: Travel 04-03-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 821
Posted By jordanstarr
Lots of great photos there -I couldn't say...

Lots of great photos there -I couldn't say anything bad about them if I tried. I went through a few bodies of his work and didn't get bored for a single second. I'll check out the rest when I get...
Forum: Chris Crawford 04-02-2013
Replies: 2,567
Views: 370,683
Posted By jordanstarr
In my small town of 1500, the first 3 digits for...

In my small town of 1500, the first 3 digits for our town are 432 as well. A 1 in 10,000 chance if my math serves me correctly.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-01-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 2,343
Posted By jordanstarr
I don't know about the USA, but most funding...

I don't know about the USA, but most funding bodies in Canada only recognize "professional artists" defined as those who have extensive gallery presence, a bunch of work published and many (although...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-31-2013
Replies: 85
Views: 13,619
Posted By jordanstarr
...coming from someone who made large prints...

...coming from someone who made large prints (20x20) with both cameras, I can honestly say that if you're judging from a sharpness and "wow" factor perspective, the Hasselblad is MARGINALLY better. ...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-29-2013
Replies: 92
Views: 7,594
Posted By jordanstarr
Film will make a huge comeback and replace...

Film will make a huge comeback and replace digital in 2016...just thought I'd let you all know.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-28-2013
Replies: 62
Views: 5,359
Posted By jordanstarr
I hear ya. I hate selling equipment. Mostly...

I hear ya. I hate selling equipment. Mostly because I'm not incredibly picky (I like to buy lenses with slight marks to save money -knowing it won't effect the image) and could care less about the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-28-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 545
Posted By jordanstarr
no advice? experience?

no advice? experience?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-27-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 545
Posted By jordanstarr
M6TTL meter issues

This is going to be a little more advanced of a question, aimed at the repair guys.

A couple years ago, my winder broke in my M6TTL that was pretty much bought brand new. I bought the tools, took...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-26-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,801
Posted By jordanstarr
Not likely your reel for one, there would be way...

Not likely your reel for one, there would be way more of this issue popping up and two, the reel doesn't touch the actual picture. Also, too straight to be a water stain. Not white and also it's an...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-25-2013
Replies: 92
Views: 9,586
Posted By jordanstarr
I could show you 12 sheets of 4x5 film, 6 rolls...

I could show you 12 sheets of 4x5 film, 6 rolls of 35mm and 3 rolls of 120 that were toasted from an x-ray at normal exposure (either 125 or 400). 95% of the time nothing happens, but the one time...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-24-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,392
Posted By jordanstarr
I wouldn't invest in an SLR system if your...

I wouldn't invest in an SLR system if your rationale is to use 35mm for landscapes, whilst already having a Leica system. I'd either sell the Bronica and buy a Leica 28mm for landscapes or just...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 03-23-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 846
Posted By jordanstarr
I like...thanks for the link.

I like...thanks for the link.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-21-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 1,916
Posted By jordanstarr
I never hit the button, but for some reason,...

I never hit the button, but for some reason, there's been a few times where I've pulled my M4-P out of the bag and the 28mm lens is released, but not falling off. I notice it before this happens,...
Forum: RFF Polls 03-05-2013
Replies: 291
Views: 25,994
Posted By jordanstarr
I don't think it's so much close-minded or...

I don't think it's so much close-minded or stereotypical as much as it is my first-hand experience from living in New York and opinion. NYC (Manhattan specifically) hands you street photography on a...
Forum: RFF Polls 03-04-2013
Replies: 291
Views: 25,994
Posted By jordanstarr
.....my apologies...must be the canada/usa...

.....my apologies...must be the canada/usa language barrier...I thought you were saying that ny and chicago were the only cities where street photography was alive.
Forum: RFF Polls 03-04-2013
Replies: 291
Views: 25,994
Posted By jordanstarr
...really? NYC has to be one of the hardest...

...really? NYC has to be one of the hardest places to shoot street photography in a sense. Anyone who has been there for longer than 3 days knows that people just walk from one shop to the next. ...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 03-03-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,505
Posted By jordanstarr
...welcome to the dark side. You'll be enjoying...

...welcome to the dark side. You'll be enjoying a lot of lonely friday and saturday nights in there like me in no time!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-22-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 1,756
Posted By jordanstarr
I agree. Get out shooting and if you love...

I agree. Get out shooting and if you love photographing enough, you won't even give a flying f*&^ what you have in your hands. I never cared about gear until I got a $3000 tax refund and said...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-20-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,356
Posted By jordanstarr
I would probably argue that this would be the...

I would probably argue that this would be the opposite of the cure to GAS. There doesn't seem to be any high-high end gear in the lot from what I see and I imagine all the gems were picked out...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-18-2013
Replies: 45
Views: 17,471
Posted By jordanstarr
I share a slightly different perspective on the...

I share a slightly different perspective on the matter. I've adjusted my M2 rangefinder a number of times (when I owned it) and my M6TTL a couple. I may be a little braver or just stupider than the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-16-2013
Replies: 290
Views: 22,055
Posted By jordanstarr
...only have one. I hate the 50mm focal length,...

...only have one. I hate the 50mm focal length, but in the extremely rare instance (about 5 photographs a year), I feel I need it. I haven't shot it yet in 2013 and if 2014 hits and I haven't used...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-14-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 779
Posted By jordanstarr
have you tried working backwards through the...

have you tried working backwards through the problem? It could be a dirty connection, bend connection or some other things. For me, (and I know it's weird) I can't tighten up the winding washer too...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 02-14-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,343
Posted By jordanstarr
I don't even notice it anymore. I keep both eyes...

I don't even notice it anymore. I keep both eyes open and can see around the blockage.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 02-13-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,668
Posted By jordanstarr
"One reason that Winogrand is only now receiving...

"One reason that Winogrand is only now receiving the full retrospective treatment already devoted to peers of his era, including Diane Arbus, Lee Friedlander, and Robert Frank, is that any truly...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-13-2013
Replies: 38
Views: 3,402
Posted By jordanstarr
If you can live with slow shutter speeds being...

If you can live with slow shutter speeds being erratic (I generally only find myself shooting 1/30 - 1/500 myself) and a slightly off vertical alignment (horizontal alignment will screw up your...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 02-06-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,123
Posted By jordanstarr
Gallery 44 in Toronto has darkroom...

Gallery 44 in Toronto has darkroom workshops.....there are also some Printers in Canada who are very good that will likely do private lessons, but it will obviously cost you about double the price,...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-03-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 1,475
Posted By jordanstarr
I'm flabbergasted

I'm flabbergasted
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-20-2013
Replies: 61
Views: 4,201
Posted By jordanstarr
+1 Although, I do agree with previous comments...

+1

Although, I do agree with previous comments about it just being some kind of a trend for many and that your photographic behaviour will attract or disguise you more than white lettering or a red...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-11-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 923
Posted By jordanstarr
Jon... How certain are you that it's separation?...

Jon...

How certain are you that it's separation? I have the same lens and had some of the "whiting on the edge". I took the glass elements out of the rear and they weren't separating, it was on...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-05-2013
Replies: 54
Views: 2,899
Posted By jordanstarr
I sometimes see a shot where colour really works...

I sometimes see a shot where colour really works for it. But this is a rare occasion and it would take me a year to shoot a roll of colour film well. The thing with colour is that it's very...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-29-2012
Replies: 72
Views: 6,436
Posted By jordanstarr
....Given your list, you could probably afford to...

....Given your list, you could probably afford to limit yourself to one 35mm and one medium format system.

That said, I'm 29 and had to pay for my education myself with student loans. Not the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-29-2012
Replies: 38
Views: 2,894
Posted By jordanstarr
They guy who sells me my Leica parts in New...

They guy who sells me my Leica parts in New Jersey at the factory there has to be the most helpful and reasonable guy I know. I probably took up an hour of his time to find and ship me a $10 part...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-23-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,324
Posted By jordanstarr
I doubt it's on the inside if it suddenly...

I doubt it's on the inside if it suddenly appeared. I had beer splatter on my gear and ate the coating at the lens in a couple spots. Didn't affect images, but didn't look like this. I've seen and...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-23-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 1,902
Posted By jordanstarr
I have the 12585 - came with my 50mm, vignetted...

I have the 12585 - came with my 50mm, vignetted on my 35mm. I just filed it down - done and done.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-21-2012
Replies: 47
Views: 6,077
Posted By jordanstarr
I only like the M6TTL marginally better than my...

I only like the M6TTL marginally better than my M4-P in all honesty. The real thing for me is the meter. I don't focus on the lines...lines are lines...if you're going to worry so much about...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-20-2012
Replies: 27
Views: 2,513
Posted By jordanstarr
most people are VERY aware of how much they can...

most people are VERY aware of how much they can sell leica stuff for locally, so you really have to question why they would give ebay a huge cut. Many sellers on ebay also know nothing about what...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 12-16-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 2,047
Posted By jordanstarr
I personally use Beseler, but if you're looking...

I personally use Beseler, but if you're looking to do colour, I'd recommend the LPL4500...you can use it with black and white and really fine-tune your contrast (not that you need increments between...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-12-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,130
Posted By jordanstarr
I think you found the problem. It's not a...

I think you found the problem. It's not a pinhole issue and the line in your photos is too faint to be an actual gap. Because it only happens in half your shots, it's only on one of the curtains.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-10-2012
Replies: 35
Views: 3,777
Posted By jordanstarr
an interesting and ironic fact about Sontag is...

an interesting and ironic fact about Sontag is that she was Annie Leibovitz's lover and eventually withdrew a lot of her beliefs around photographs "taking something from someone" and saw Annie's...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-25-2012
Replies: 93
Views: 5,812
Posted By jordanstarr
...what do you mean cope? I shoot probably 100...

...what do you mean cope? I shoot probably 100 rolls of film a year, bulk roll my own Tr-x and it comes out to about $350 a year or $30 a month. This is probably less than how much a high end...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-25-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 1,732
Posted By jordanstarr
Frank... From riding with my M6 in a side saddle...

Frank...

From riding with my M6 in a side saddle bag for the entire summer, I ended up knocking the alignment out slightly by the end of the season. It doesn't really concern me at this point as...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 11-24-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 911
Posted By jordanstarr
I highly doubt that you will notice any...

I highly doubt that you will notice any difference in quality. The idea of a faster 2.8 lens is that at it's "sweet spot" is likely f5.6-8.0 where the f4.0 lens will likely be optimized at f8-11. ...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-19-2012
Replies: 61
Views: 8,069
Posted By jordanstarr
I think the real question here should be how you...

I think the real question here should be how you convince your girlfriend to accept that you need certain tools to develop your film and she should be okay with that.

I'll start. "Baby. I develop...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 11-13-2012
Replies: 34
Views: 4,897
Posted By jordanstarr
I think you did a very good job finding your...

I think you did a very good job finding your "look". I'd compare it to Ilford Delta 100, but with much better control of the really high highlights (not sure if it's in-camera or post-processing,...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 10-26-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 3,278
Posted By jordanstarr
The big problem with all of this is the...

The big problem with all of this is the subjective narrative of "better" or "good" or whatever. I know I can make a 35mm pinhole camera out of a matchbox that can potentially take "better"...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-26-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 2,719
Posted By jordanstarr
It's called a "set screw" and it's loose or gone....

It's called a "set screw" and it's loose or gone. Either way, if you really tighten it on and keep an eye on it, it shouldn't fall off because the way you turn it to rewind it tightens it on...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-30-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 1,264
Posted By jordanstarr
I think for my 35mm summaron f3.5 I used to have,...

I think for my 35mm summaron f3.5 I used to have, I just bought a 39mm no name vented hood on ebay and it worked like a charm. I'm not really interested in the "brand" of hoods if they serve the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-27-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 1,110
Posted By jordanstarr
I'm a black and white film photographer, so I...

I'm a black and white film photographer, so I can't "pinpoint" the problem, but I can't give you my 2 cents. I've shot a bit of colour in the past from rolls expired by 5-10 years and the only...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-27-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 4,305
Posted By jordanstarr
...fortunately for you, Leica made a really easy...

...fortunately for you, Leica made a really easy system of logic for this vary same problem. M1 is the worst, then M2, then M3....etc. So, if you aren't getting the M9 for whatever reason (maybe...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-25-2012
Replies: 55
Views: 9,243
Posted By jordanstarr
...walk behind a beautiful girl in a short summer...

...walk behind a beautiful girl in a short summer dress through the Bronx on a hot day. I guarantee you'll some of the best street shots of your life.
Forum: RFF Polls 09-23-2012
Replies: 145
Views: 20,806
Posted By jordanstarr
I'm 28...use only film....no lomo.

I'm 28...use only film....no lomo.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-14-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 2,406
Posted By jordanstarr
My winder broke inside my M6, so I had to get all...

My winder broke inside my M6, so I had to get all the tools to take the top off and replace it. Kinda wish I had of just dropped it off a table. Luckily you didn't have to go that far. It was a...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 08-12-2012
Replies: 34
Views: 6,231
Posted By jordanstarr
also...learn how to bleach to control local...

also...learn how to bleach to control local contrast an pop out highlights.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-08-2012
Replies: 83
Views: 13,810
Posted By jordanstarr
...this is why I always bootleg software

...this is why I always bootleg software
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-04-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 2,740
Posted By jordanstarr
You have one of THE BEST 35mm film setups right...

You have one of THE BEST 35mm film setups right now. Why would you want anything else? Stop stressing yourself out over what to acquire next and just go shoot the hell out of it.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-02-2012
Replies: 45
Views: 5,124
Posted By jordanstarr
...thanks...this just reminded me I need to buy...

...thanks...this just reminded me I need to buy another bulk pack of batteries for my m6.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-27-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 3,580
Posted By jordanstarr
...on this forum I think the "classifieds"...

...on this forum I think the "classifieds" section has consumed so much time, thinking and energy and has restricted the creative process and dedication of actually shooting instead of obtaining...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-20-2012
Replies: 87
Views: 10,591
Posted By jordanstarr
...I think this thread should just be shut down...

...I think this thread should just be shut down and people should read Crisis Of The Real and other great books (that as pointed out already) that have tackled the issue of "photography as art". The...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-18-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 6,033
Posted By jordanstarr
....there's no problem with just shooting MORE...

....there's no problem with just shooting MORE photos of people. When I was in NYC, I shot almost exclusively street shots of people (about 95%), with some landscape, still life stuff. Now that I...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 07-13-2012
Replies: 32
Views: 5,247
Posted By jordanstarr
If you watch the film, he doesn't even focus...

If you watch the film, he doesn't even focus before she shoots. But the subject he chose to shoot was pretty amazing. I don't think this is Johnny Depps personal camera by any stretch of the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-10-2012
Replies: 69
Views: 9,091
Posted By jordanstarr
When you have assistants and interns to run your...

When you have assistants and interns to run your film and others to print for you, why would you bother going digital?
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-10-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 2,570
Posted By jordanstarr
Camera repair people seem to be notorious for...

Camera repair people seem to be notorious for lack of communication. I dunno what it is, 'cause some have no problems and others have no problems. I have had mixed reviews, depending on the person,...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 07-09-2012
Replies: 34
Views: 10,307
Posted By jordanstarr
There's a few models of Olympus Trip cameras that...

There's a few models of Olympus Trip cameras that have 28mm lenses. I have one and it's sharp enough, but you're not going to get around the fact that you will have to spend a decent chunk of money...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 07-04-2012
Replies: 27
Views: 3,359
Posted By jordanstarr
My darkroom. I spent many days building it and a...

My darkroom. I spent many days building it and a lot of time collecting the finest gear I could. I can honestly say that there isn't much I would change about it. Huge enlarger, sink, great film...
Forum: Optics Theory - 06-30-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,984
Posted By jordanstarr
no permanent fix in this solution, but what I do...

no permanent fix in this solution, but what I do is take and exacto and cut slits in the ring and use my spanner wrench to tighten them up or just use a pair of exacto blades and carefully use the...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-26-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1,391
Posted By jordanstarr
Are you scanning for web or print? Are you...

Are you scanning for web or print? Are you looking to build a portfolio or are you just interested in getting and sharing a lot of shots? If just for web and your portfolio, go with an older 35mm...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-25-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 2,283
Posted By jordanstarr
Have you considered getting a partition insert...

Have you considered getting a partition insert with compartments? They're on ebay pretty cheap and would look a lot better and probably do a much better job at securing your camera equipment than...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-24-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 2,272
Posted By jordanstarr
HC-110 is what I use for Tri-x. I even developed...

HC-110 is what I use for Tri-x. I even developed a roll from 1983 with very little fogging. The developer you chose will not likely have much effect on fog control, if any at all. I would probably...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 06-22-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,225
Posted By jordanstarr
...well written. Great photograph too in tough...

...well written. Great photograph too in tough conditions.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 06-19-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 3,774
Posted By jordanstarr
...Kodachrome slides are in a whole different...

...Kodachrome slides are in a whole different ballpark than black and white film negatives when scanned and printed.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 06-19-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 3,774
Posted By jordanstarr
I shoot the same setup and scan my negs. I've...

I shoot the same setup and scan my negs. I've had 8x10s printed digitally from a scan on a Nikon 8000ED and I didn't like it, even at 4000dpi. I would just get a printer to print the negative,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-15-2012
Replies: 52
Views: 15,488
Posted By jordanstarr
...I was going to say that Alex sent me an email...

...I was going to say that Alex sent me an email and mentioned something about his 2 Leica m9s that he mainly shoots with now. Bruce G shoots a mixed bag, but I think he recent series on...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-15-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 890
Posted By jordanstarr
...In my experience, Pyro has always been pretty...

...In my experience, Pyro has always been pretty unstable and unpredictable at times, so I switched. Was there ANY lettering at all on the edge of the film...even just very faint? Contaminated...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-12-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 1,689
Posted By jordanstarr
I think a lot of the cleaning marks are not...

I think a lot of the cleaning marks are not coming from the kind of cloth used, but from the dust, dirt, metal flakes that are on the surface when disassembling the lens. This is likely why Sherry...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-09-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 1,447
Posted By jordanstarr
....if this only happens with pyro, consider the...

....if this only happens with pyro, consider the unique properties of the developer and see if there's a solution there. I've had this same thing happen more with pyro than any other developer. I...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-04-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1,784
Posted By jordanstarr
I had a guy approach me yesterday at a juried art...

I had a guy approach me yesterday at a juried art show I was accepted into. All my prints were printed in the darkroom on fiber and I have maybe 2-3 of each. He says he wants to buy my "images". I...
Forum: RFF Polls 06-04-2012
Replies: 45
Views: 5,127
Posted By jordanstarr
I'd be interested to know what the definition of...

I'd be interested to know what the definition of "Master Printer" is and how one obtains that title.
Forum: RFF Polls 06-04-2012
Replies: 45
Views: 5,127
Posted By jordanstarr
I enjoyed reading this article, but what I...

I enjoyed reading this article, but what I enjoyed the most was the notations on the work prints.

http://theliteratelens.com/2012/02/17/magnum-and-the-dying-art-of-darkroom-printing/
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 05-29-2012
Replies: 42
Views: 5,541
Posted By jordanstarr
Conrad...both images you give examples to are a...

Conrad...both images you give examples to are a combination of watching the light and editting. There's nothing exceptional about the metering qualities of these images. The exposures in both...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-29-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 2,129
Posted By jordanstarr
...are you doing something different that you...

...are you doing something different that you were not doing before (new technique, new film, new camera, etc.? That's a lot of lines for dirt on roller/pressure plate, so unless your film was fine...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-22-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 1,259
Posted By jordanstarr
Don't expect to watch it thinking you'll get...

Don't expect to watch it thinking you'll get anything out of it photographically.

I had a smile on my face the whole time 'cause Bill is a truly amazing character. That's what the documentary is...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 05-19-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 2,155
Posted By jordanstarr
I think you can buy sheet of it on ebay. For...

I think you can buy sheet of it on ebay.

For contact printing, I just use a big sheet of 5mm glass.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-14-2012
Replies: 41
Views: 4,776
Posted By jordanstarr
...not really a lot of affordable options for...

...not really a lot of affordable options for really good 120 scanners. You will likely have to go with a flatbed and that will be good for web, but questionable for print. I've seen examples of...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-14-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 3,620
Posted By jordanstarr
...photographers are notorious for changing...

...photographers are notorious for changing styles, so because you use a 50mm primarily today doesn't apply for 6 months from now when you might want to shoot with a 35mm more or 28mm. In which...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-13-2012
Replies: 124
Views: 9,633
Posted By jordanstarr
When I shot large format on the steet, I'd get...

When I shot large format on the steet, I'd get lots of looks, comments and people coming up to talk to me. It came with the territory -how can you expect NOT to be approached when you got a huge...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-13-2012
Replies: 127
Views: 11,905
Posted By jordanstarr
...well, if you're bulk rolling Tri-x, about 2333...

...well, if you're bulk rolling Tri-x, about 2333 rolls of 36 exposure plus 1 12 exposure. By the time you shoot it all, the M9M will be worth as much as your empty canisters.

In all seriousness...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-12-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,154
Posted By jordanstarr
You could always try to make your own adapter if...

You could always try to make your own adapter if you want to try it out for a test and see if it focuses properly and gives you a result that is desirable. I would just rig something up with a tough...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-09-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 1,192
Posted By jordanstarr
...um...I hate to break it to you, but unless you...

...um...I hate to break it to you, but unless you have a good friend to develop it for you or discovered magic, these are your only options -send it to a lab or do it yourself. Same way you'd fix...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-08-2012
Replies: 214
Views: 18,103
Posted By jordanstarr
You city dwellers have access to rent some of the...

You city dwellers have access to rent some of the best built darkrooms in the world with the best equipment or join a community darkroom. I spent the last 5 years living in Vancouver, Edmonton and...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-07-2012
Replies: 214
Views: 18,103
Posted By jordanstarr
For me, a lot of B&W conversions are done by...

For me, a lot of B&W conversions are done by people who have no idea how to print black and white images "properly", so the conversions look bad (either too high in contrast, blown out highlights,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-07-2012
Replies: 48
Views: 4,536
Posted By jordanstarr
...easy solution...buy a film cameara, a bunch of...

...easy solution...buy a film cameara, a bunch of sleeves, archival boxes, individual sleeves and cardboard sleeves. No crash, no recovery, just organize, store and take out when needed...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-06-2012
Replies: 60
Views: 5,373
Posted By jordanstarr
I have a 21, 28 and 35. I use the 28mm most of...

I have a 21, 28 and 35. I use the 28mm most of the time...in fact...about 90% of the time. I could probably shoot with this one lens and be happy for the rest of my life. I rarely bust out my 21mm...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-05-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,576
Posted By jordanstarr
The Dodge in the 5th and 6th photo are very...

The Dodge in the 5th and 6th photo are very 1900s...haha.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 05-03-2012
Replies: 73
Views: 6,871
Posted By jordanstarr
...my initial response was going to be, "if you...

...my initial response was going to be, "if you want a portfolio review, find an curator, photographer, printer, professor or someone whom you admire and pay them for their time to do a portfolio...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 05-03-2012
Replies: 324
Views: 43,036
Posted By jordanstarr
...let's not forget that some people just can't...

...let's not forget that some people just can't be dealt with. I was walking by a mental health resource centre in Toronto with a camera in my hand by my side, not even taking a photograph or even...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-02-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 4,769
Posted By jordanstarr
...I actually don't think it would be an...

...I actually don't think it would be an expensive or sophisticated repair. I've had a few Leica viewfinders apart and although it's complex, I would feel comfortable doing my own repair on it and...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 04-26-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 882
Posted By jordanstarr
I agree....I used to own way too much equipment...

I agree....I used to own way too much equipment in 35mm (4 bodies, about 15 lenses), medium format (3 bodies, 11 lenses) and 4x5 (1 body, 4 lenses). Once I sold everything for one 35mm system with a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-26-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,431
Posted By jordanstarr
...if your spacing between frames is correct, why...

...if your spacing between frames is correct, why does it matter? I mean, look at your camera (I imagine you don't care about superficial flaws as a result)...do you really care about these...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-26-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 2,544
Posted By jordanstarr
....you answered yourself in the question. If...

....you answered yourself in the question. If it's off 2-3 stops, increase it 2.5 stops. That's what I do on my M6TTL with a red filter. Meter and compensate two stops. All red filters are...
Forum: RFF Polls 04-26-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 2,109
Posted By jordanstarr
Other: 28mm

Other: 28mm
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-23-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 2,781
Posted By jordanstarr
Where did you buy it from? Do they have direct...

Where did you buy it from? Do they have direct Kodak distribution or are they some surplus outlet thing? I've heard some sketchy things about grey market film around claimed "tri-x" film. Not to...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-23-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 1,241
Posted By jordanstarr
Do you have the black Leica MP with the 24mm...

Do you have the black Leica MP with the 24mm summilux? If not....ooooooh my!....you haven't even began to experience REAL photography.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-20-2012
Replies: 46
Views: 4,532
Posted By jordanstarr
...people are great and all and 90% of my work is...

...people are great and all and 90% of my work is of people, but I'm starting to move away. Mostly because it's more difficult, challenging and requires more thought to photograph people without...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-19-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 2,836
Posted By jordanstarr
For night shots, I always just picked the...

For night shots, I always just picked the brightest highlight I'd want texture, meter and open it up two stops. This way, shadows just fall where they will, which is naturally dark and if "too...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-12-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 2,594
Posted By jordanstarr
I had mine completely seize shortly after I...

I had mine completely seize shortly after I noticed it getting really tight. It happened one day when I was on assignment, on a tight timeframe and stress out and I forced it and snapped something...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-11-2012
Replies: 47
Views: 4,737
Posted By jordanstarr
I'm not a fan of long lenses on the street as...

I'm not a fan of long lenses on the street as they are not intimate enough. Even close-ups don't give me a good feel for the environment. Longest I go is 50mm and even then I don't think I've used...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-11-2012
Replies: 30
Views: 4,397
Posted By jordanstarr
...finally Canada wins! 100ft of tri-x for...

...finally Canada wins! 100ft of tri-x for $52.99 (compare at $65 at B&H).
http://www.henrys.com/9509-KODAK-TX402-100FT-400-ISO-106-7214.aspx

Just got 7 bulk rolls to last me the year. Just don't...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 04-10-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 814
Posted By jordanstarr
I've received a number of used ones over the...

I've received a number of used ones over the years and I can't stand having bent pins and all that stuff that sometimes comes with used cable releases. I wouldn't get a used one on ebay for that...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 04-10-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 799
Posted By jordanstarr
Jeff... There's not much to know. Some sets go...

Jeff...

There's not much to know. Some sets go from 00, 0, 1/2, 1...to 5, some go from 1-5. The higher up the number, the higher the contrast of the print. As you do test strips, you find which...
Forum: Travel 04-10-2012
Replies: 33
Views: 2,338
Posted By jordanstarr
I cannot believe noone mentioned ICP...

I cannot believe noone mentioned ICP (International Center of Photography). they have 2 cool exhibits running right now.

The LES has lots of great dive bars. My favorite was Doc Holidays. Spent...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-10-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 1,204
Posted By jordanstarr
1. None - it adds unnecessary bulk. Unless it...

1. None - it adds unnecessary bulk. Unless it adds to your performance handling, I wouldn't waste the money.
2. No. You can adjust contrast with the developing stage and that way you wouldn't have...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 04-09-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 2,034
Posted By jordanstarr
I used the 8800f with it and it worked fine

I used the 8800f with it and it worked fine
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-08-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 1,071
Posted By jordanstarr
...I was just assuming it was a image rendering...

...I was just assuming it was a image rendering problem rather than something mechanical. I must have also missed the "especially when goggled" part, when my brain momentarily shut down.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-08-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 1,071
Posted By jordanstarr
What issues? I have a DR without goggles and...

What issues? I have a DR without goggles and haven't had a problem.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-31-2012
Replies: 30
Views: 3,103
Posted By jordanstarr
....that made me laugh...thanks

....that made me laugh...thanks
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 03-31-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 2,153
Posted By jordanstarr
curtain looks good...doesn't look like mould to...

curtain looks good...doesn't look like mould to me, just something that dried up.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-31-2012
Replies: 37
Views: 7,694
Posted By jordanstarr
I imagine you might have some issues with...

I imagine you might have some issues with precision - framing, tight/shallow depth of field focusing and visualizing the parallax viewing effect on lenses 35mm and wider. However, given the nature...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-31-2012
Replies: 34
Views: 2,921
Posted By jordanstarr
I've travelled lots with film and it's...

I've travelled lots with film and it's hit-or-miss. I had a batch ruined by x-rays (400 and 100 film) in a lead xray bag going under carriage....then I've had film with no bag just fine. It's hard...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-30-2012
Replies: 366
Views: 22,153
Posted By jordanstarr
Frank...throw it in the "deleted topics" forum. ...

Frank...throw it in the "deleted topics" forum. It's really not going anywhere and likely won't. Too much ego-centrism, lazy arguments and irrational logic at this point. There's no getting back...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-30-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 1,884
Posted By jordanstarr
From my little knowledge of F8 Daily, I'm...

From my little knowledge of F8 Daily, I'm assuming they don't sell your photo or print it without your permission. They aren't "using" your photo to their own ends, it looks more like they're...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-30-2012
Replies: 86
Views: 6,133
Posted By jordanstarr
...hell yeah!

...hell yeah!
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 03-28-2012
Replies: 324
Views: 43,036
Posted By jordanstarr
...be short and sweet. No dialogue is needed...

...be short and sweet. No dialogue is needed -that's when things escalate. Acting a little crazy always helps too -throw in some twitches, start talking to yourself while pacing and staring at the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-27-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 2,672
Posted By jordanstarr
...I was kinda joking and hoping more for a...

...I was kinda joking and hoping more for a laugh. But like Chris said, handing down a piece of equipment to your kid that used to be yours is different than going out and just buying mint Nikon...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-26-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 2,672
Posted By jordanstarr
If you were that guy's daughter, you'd probably...

If you were that guy's daughter, you'd probably be a spoiled brat.
Forum: Fuji X Series 03-25-2012
Replies: 1
Views: 1,135
Posted By jordanstarr
I like how the Hasselblad was the main photo to...

I like how the Hasselblad was the main photo to represent this article.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-25-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 2,807
Posted By jordanstarr
...same here

...same here
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 03-25-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 1,417
Posted By jordanstarr
You could try going through the front instead. ...

You could try going through the front instead. I've had to do this on a couple lenses. Looking through the tutorial from buzzardkid doesn't get much better in terms of instruction. The lens you...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 03-24-2012
Replies: 52
Views: 4,398
Posted By jordanstarr
....having followed your work for some time, it's...

....having followed your work for some time, it's expected. I think this is just the beginning, Simon. Even though the "street photography" genre is nothing new and often I sift through hundreds of...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-20-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,081
Posted By jordanstarr
On longer lenses, it won't matter as much as wide...

On longer lenses, it won't matter as much as wide angle. Diffraction of the light will go around dust and take away the effects of scratches. Don't sweat the small stuff. I've shot with some...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-19-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 3,159
Posted By jordanstarr
I don't mind the gray. In fact, if someone...

I don't mind the gray. In fact, if someone wanted to buy the f-3x for me and get the free shipping in the USA, I'd trade it for my used Domke f803 sand colour bag for it. Shipping from...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-19-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 2,807
Posted By jordanstarr
Tmax shouldn't have rough grain. Tri-x will be a...

Tmax shouldn't have rough grain. Tri-x will be a little more gritty. More swing action equals more contrast and will subsequently result in more grain, regardless of the film and developer.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-19-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 2,807
Posted By jordanstarr
I find HC-110 a little more forgiving with...

I find HC-110 a little more forgiving with highlight blow-out and a little less grainy. I switched from D-76 for these reasons.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-18-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 4,277
Posted By jordanstarr
If you get a sharp version, this lens is killer. ...

If you get a sharp version, this lens is killer. I miss mine quite a bit. Good luck finding filters for it. The hood is a great addition and I highly recommend it. The Cokin X-series Pro filters...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-18-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 2,789
Posted By jordanstarr
Jaimie...I used to have the Canon 8800 and it was...

Jaimie...I used to have the Canon 8800 and it was great for web, but I would never consider it for a second for printing anything above 8x10. I think you will be horribly disappointed with the...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-18-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 2,789
Posted By jordanstarr
...if you're going to sell your prints, I would...

...if you're going to sell your prints, I would argue that you should just get a traditional darkroom Master Printer to do them for you if you're worried about your reputation at all. A 1 meter wide...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 03-13-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,051
Posted By jordanstarr
base fog is simply a greying of the film, so it's...

base fog is simply a greying of the film, so it's not as "crisp and clear" as new film. There will still be blacks but not entirely see-through in the shadows.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 03-12-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,051
Posted By jordanstarr
....you sure you have your facts straight? With...

....you sure you have your facts straight? With expired film the base fogs, film loses speed, contrast can go down....but "out of focus"? Never heard that one before. Films have progressed over...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-11-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 1,767
Posted By jordanstarr
If you like the .58, great. I can't see myself...

If you like the .58, great. I can't see myself liking it too much. All my VF are 0.72 and I mainly shoot 28mm, then my 35mm and rarely my 50mm. I can see what comes in and out of the frame with...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-11-2012
Replies: 53
Views: 15,421
Posted By jordanstarr
...some good comments, some negative. Sounds...

...some good comments, some negative. Sounds about par for the course on every camera repair specialist I've read about on this forum -fixed camera, but slow; fixed camera, but bad communication;...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-10-2012
Replies: 47
Views: 7,843
Posted By jordanstarr
Frank...as a fellow Canuk, I share your...

Frank...as a fellow Canuk, I share your predicament...not much choice for us. However, I must say, yesterday I just bought 3 bulk rolls of Tri-x at Henrys recently for $52.99 (cheaper than at B&H)...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-06-2012
Replies: 25
Views: 4,927
Posted By jordanstarr
Like any photograph, if the photographer misses...

Like any photograph, if the photographer misses the vision of his work, it's just visual eye candy. If a photographer is trying to encapsulate an idea of beauty, motion, body, texture or whatever...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 03-05-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 2,164
Posted By jordanstarr
Longer projects let you explore the relationship...

Longer projects let you explore the relationship between vision, purpose and photography. As a sociology/philosophy major and a serious amateur in photography, these things appeal to me. Going out...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 03-04-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,177
Posted By jordanstarr
...for your application, nearly any RC paper...

...for your application, nearly any RC paper would work that is on the market today. Not sure what is cheap/accessible around Norway, but for RC, I generally use Oriental as it's nearly the same as...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 02-26-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 2,938
Posted By jordanstarr
Where did you get it published if you don't mind...

Where did you get it published if you don't mind me asking?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-25-2012
Replies: 94
Views: 18,310
Posted By jordanstarr
FP4 in HC-110 is the "creamiest" combo I've...

FP4 in HC-110 is the "creamiest" combo I've worked with, but you can get those results with various other combinations. Other factors you need to consider are developer, the dilution of it, lighting...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-25-2012
Replies: 109
Views: 10,660
Posted By jordanstarr
I didn't find it annoying. I mean, their...

I didn't find it annoying. I mean, their approach isn't exactly unique or bewildering their subjects, but they're nice enough and obviously are very non-threatening, so it works in their favour and...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-21-2012
Replies: 47
Views: 4,586
Posted By jordanstarr
at 2-3 rolls a week and you want a quality scan...

at 2-3 rolls a week and you want a quality scan of 20x30, I think you're gonna have to invest in a great scanner and learn to develop the film yourself. The cost otherwise will be ridiculous. I...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 02-17-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 1,584
Posted By jordanstarr
I agree......

I agree......
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-16-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 1,965
Posted By jordanstarr
I only see it as being wrong if the person claims...

I only see it as being wrong if the person claims it as an actual documentary of something "real". Long exposures to get people out of photographs constitutes more of a fine art technique, not a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-15-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 1,764
Posted By jordanstarr
I second the rewind method. Not something I...

I second the rewind method. Not something I would recommend as you could hit the curtain or scratch the pressure plate with scissors.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-12-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 1,105
Posted By jordanstarr
Given that they're straight lines and not outside...

Given that they're straight lines and not outside the frame, I would assume a mechanical issue. Light leaks spread, not like this. I would second the shutter sticking
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-10-2012
Replies: 37
Views: 4,674
Posted By jordanstarr
They do look amazing. I've held many of his...

They do look amazing. I've held many of his prints and actually had to destroy some to preserve his rights as a photographer -they were extras at the lab, which no one was entitled to but him and he...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-10-2012
Replies: 49
Views: 3,790
Posted By jordanstarr
Any book by Robert Frank, Antonin Kratachovil,...

Any book by Robert Frank, Antonin Kratachovil, Alex Webb and Henri-Cartier Bresson. Wish I had some from Bruce Gilden, Lee Friedlander and Garry Winogrand, but money is tight and books are expensive.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-08-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 2,468
Posted By jordanstarr
I'm only bulk loading right now because I found...

I'm only bulk loading right now because I found someone locally who sold me about 1000ft of my favorite films (10, 100ft rolls) for under $300 or less than $30 a bulk roll. However, for me it's not...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-06-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 2,367
Posted By jordanstarr
Adjusting for these variables only controls the...

Adjusting for these variables only controls the interpretation of the image through colour, contrast, tones. It is not manipulating the facts and information that are within the photograph. I think...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-02-2012
Replies: 32
Views: 2,329
Posted By jordanstarr
It's not a bad idea if you want a camera for...

It's not a bad idea if you want a camera for life. However, what is your intent and purpose? A Leica doesn't equate better photographs and Nikon makes great glass of very high quality. My friend...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-27-2012
Replies: 153
Views: 9,280
Posted By jordanstarr
Chris... I know you have a very genuine approach...

Chris...
I know you have a very genuine approach to your subjects and it shines in your photographs, which is very admirable, but not everyone has to take that course of action. Comparing the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-27-2012
Replies: 37
Views: 2,609
Posted By jordanstarr
Hahaha! I love that.

Hahaha! I love that.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-26-2012
Replies: 153
Views: 9,280
Posted By jordanstarr
To answer the original question, I doubt Gilden...

To answer the original question, I doubt Gilden has been seriously thumped before or he likely would be questioning his techniques and that information would probably be easy to find. He also knows...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 01-23-2012
Replies: 148
Views: 8,599
Posted By jordanstarr
I stopped reading the thread once it got off the...

I stopped reading the thread once it got off the topic of your original question...but as a vegetarian of over a decade, I'd like to chime in on the issue as it's one I've thought about a decent...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-20-2012
Replies: 251
Views: 36,840
Posted By jordanstarr
This isn't the most accurate measure of women...

This isn't the most accurate measure of women participating on the forum -it just means they might not be shooting Leicas. Maybe more men are just compensating for something else by buying a...
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