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Forum: Photography General Interest 6 Days Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 626
Posted By bhop73
What's your idea of cheap? The cheapest on...

What's your idea of cheap? The cheapest on freestyle.com for example is in the $4 range (including tri-x)
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 1,672
Posted By bhop73
First, i'm not a pro so only shoot for myself for...

First, i'm not a pro so only shoot for myself for fun. I don't have a darkroom, but I develop my own b&w and c41, and scan it.

There are a few things I like about film. My free time is spread out...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 86
Views: 1,710
Posted By bhop73
I have a few skate shots from Venice Beach....

I have a few skate shots from Venice Beach.

M6
https://live.staticflickr.com/3796/8836861509_5f3740e354_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/esTe4c)Air (https://flic.kr/p/esTe4c) by Brandon...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-24-2019
Replies: 110
Views: 3,813
Posted By bhop73
My F100 also died a few months back, I forgot...

My F100 also died a few months back, I forgot about that one.. I dunno if that counts as a cheap consumer model or not.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-24-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 1,612
Posted By bhop73
I have a few times (M6 and M2) When I do it, I...

I have a few times (M6 and M2) When I do it, I tend to use the M6 as a meter instead of my usual handheld for the M2.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-24-2019
Replies: 110
Views: 3,813
Posted By bhop73
I personally have had two Stylus Epics (mju II),...

I personally have had two Stylus Epics (mju II), two Canonets, and one Electro 35 all die on me in the time i've owned my M6... as an example.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-12-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,151
Posted By bhop73
If I carry a camera with me, I just strap it over...

If I carry a camera with me, I just strap it over me like a messenger bag. I've done this with my X100T, Leica Ms, and Nikon FE. Another option is I have a fanny pack to use if I want to carry junk...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-12-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,684
Posted By bhop73
If you're not accepting offers, then just tell...

If you're not accepting offers, then just tell them that. That's what I had to do recently. It's actually against the rules for people to make offers for items that don't have the "make offer" button...
Forum: Chris Crawford 06-06-2019
Replies: 138
Views: 4,486
Posted By bhop73
Cool story bro. Seriously though.. I love cats.

Cool story bro. Seriously though.. I love cats.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-03-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 3,673
Posted By bhop73
I prefer 50mm, but I like the M2 over the M3...

I prefer 50mm, but I like the M2 over the M3 because I wear glasses and can see the 50 frame lines easier on the M2.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-10-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 665
Posted By bhop73
I use the domke wrap too. It's great

I use the domke wrap too. It's great
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 04-13-2019
Replies: 101
Views: 3,343
Posted By bhop73
I just bought this perfectly functional 500c for...

I just bought this perfectly functional 500c for $600 a couple weeks ago.. so a(n older) Hasselblad is doable if you look around.

http://bhop73.com/pics/hassey.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-05-2019
Replies: 67
Views: 1,197
Posted By bhop73
Mine look normal.

Mine look normal.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-21-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 688
Posted By bhop73
This is what I was thinking too.

This is what I was thinking too.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-15-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,379
Posted By bhop73
I did that, (only two rolls) but mostly just...

I did that, (only two rolls) but mostly just because of the price. I don't project my photos, just scan them, so slides, while they look cool, just don't make much financial sense for me since it's...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-27-2019
Replies: 163
Views: 5,419
Posted By bhop73
I used to carry my Stylus Epic (mju ii) with me...

I used to carry my Stylus Epic (mju ii) with me everywhere in my jeans pocket. Completely comfortable. I keep reading the words "why? when you can carry a big camera on a strap?" The reason is...
Forum: RFF News 02-25-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 5,183
Posted By bhop73
Interesting, I wasn't aware, but I guess that...

Interesting, I wasn't aware, but I guess that would make some sense. People love that it's the instant photos like digital, but in a film form, for the nostalgia/novelty feels.
Forum: RFF News 02-25-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 5,183
Posted By bhop73
I think Fuji just sees more profitability with...

I think Fuji just sees more profitability with their digital camera business, which Kodak and Ilford don't have.
Forum: RFF News 02-25-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 5,183
Posted By bhop73
For me, the price point is maybe $10-12 per...

For me, the price point is maybe $10-12 per roll... but that'd be if that's the cheapest.. like if Superia and Kodak Gold were that price, then i'd probably give up on film, or at least shoot a lot...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-22-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,564
Posted By bhop73
I've had my M2 for a few months now, and a...

I've had my M2 for a few months now, and a meterless F before that (also an FM with broken meter). I'm still not 100% comfortable shooting meterless all the time, so I still use my M6 a lot, but I...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-22-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 1,620
Posted By bhop73
Glad I wasn't the only one.. hehe

Glad I wasn't the only one.. hehe
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-06-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,254
Posted By bhop73
Mine still curves a little after drying, but I...

Mine still curves a little after drying, but I squish it in a thick book overnight and it's fine after that.

Personally, the worst for curling in my experience is Fujifilm.
Forum: RFF Polls 02-05-2019
Replies: 71
Views: 1,775
Posted By bhop73
It varies, but don't really know why..

It varies, but don't really know why..
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-22-2019
Replies: 74
Views: 3,138
Posted By bhop73
I put 6-10, but sometimes it's less than 5.. I'm...

I put 6-10, but sometimes it's less than 5.. I'm lucky enough to have a few options as far as buying fresh film that's local (L.A.) so I don't really have to keep my fridge stocked.. of course, if a...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-15-2019
Replies: 188
Views: 12,006
Posted By bhop73
I wasn't the guy you were asking, but I also...

I wasn't the guy you were asking, but I also found it harder to scan. I use a V700. I noticed with slide film I get a kind of 'soft' image, or a slight 'glow' that I don't get with negative film. It...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-02-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,661
Posted By bhop73
Ray Barbee!! Nice.

Ray Barbee!! Nice.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-25-2018
Replies: 84
Views: 3,109
Posted By bhop73
After reading through the thread.. I'd go with an...

After reading through the thread.. I'd go with an M2. I have one and love it. The loading takes a little getting used to, but it's easy once you get the hang of it.

I also use my 28mm lens with an...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-19-2018
Replies: 118
Views: 10,699
Posted By bhop73
I've been using Clayton F76+ for probably 10-ish...

I've been using Clayton F76+ for probably 10-ish years now.. no reason to change, although, curiosity makes me want to try some other stuff just to see how it is.

some of my bw film...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 12-18-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 656
Posted By bhop73
I do it my kitchen sink. I get the developer to...

I do it my kitchen sink. I get the developer to 102 and just go for it.. I never really have an issue, been doing it for a few years now. I scan my negatives, so it's easy to fix any color issues.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-18-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 864
Posted By bhop73
It's only playing one more day, which is a...

It's only playing one more day, which is a weekday when I have to work... same as the other day (yesterday). Total B.S.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-17-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 705
Posted By bhop73
Same issue here. I also wear glasses and the...

Same issue here. I also wear glasses and the frame lines on my M6 are pretty much unusable. I have however recently bought a voigtlander 28mm external finder, to use with my M2 and found that I can...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-14-2018
Replies: 64
Views: 3,008
Posted By bhop73
Ah, my bad. Yeah, getting one can be a gamble,...

Ah, my bad. Yeah, getting one can be a gamble, unless you check them in person. I've bought both my Ms online, so I guess i've been lucky. I think the classifieds here are a good start since it's...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-14-2018
Replies: 64
Views: 3,008
Posted By bhop73
Once Leicas are working, I don't think they're...

Once Leicas are working, I don't think they're money pits, they're pretty reliable. The problem with yours is you don't know what happened to it before you owned it.

If you do get it cla'd and...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-14-2018
Replies: 64
Views: 3,008
Posted By bhop73
I think if the cla is reasonable, and works...

I think if the cla is reasonable, and works without extra parts costs, then $750 isn't too bad for the cosmetic condition it's in. I paid $800 for mine, bought from Sherry Krauter, and she told me it...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-13-2018
Replies: 64
Views: 3,008
Posted By bhop73
Bummer dude. I once bought a Nikon S2 with a...

Bummer dude. I once bought a Nikon S2 with a similar problem. When I shot my test roll, the shutter was capping at 500 and 1000 shutter speeds. The seller listed it as "works well" but he didn't...
Forum: Travel 12-11-2018
Replies: 87
Views: 3,931
Posted By bhop73
http://bhop73.com/pics/_DSC5810.jpg

http://bhop73.com/pics/_DSC5810.jpg
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-30-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 1,139
Posted By bhop73
I use a Canon 50 1.4 and a Summicron V3. (on my...

I use a Canon 50 1.4 and a Summicron V3. (on my M2 and M6) I like both for various reasons, but i've been using the Summicron more lately because I only recently got it.

summicron + M2 + new...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-29-2018
Replies: 188
Views: 12,006
Posted By bhop73
My ektachrome isn't mounted, so it's the same...

My ektachrome isn't mounted, so it's the same height as my negative scans. I've been thinking of getting a dedicated scanner, I just hate that it's all old tech at this point and could die at any...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-27-2018
Replies: 188
Views: 12,006
Posted By bhop73
Yeah, that's something I noticed when I scanned...

Yeah, that's something I noticed when I scanned mine. (V700) They're not as crisp as my negative scans on the same scanner. I dunno why. I had my first roll scanned from thedarkroom.com as well and...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-27-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 751
Posted By bhop73
I was curious myself and googled... found this on...

I was curious myself and googled... found this on another forum

"earliest cameras, some 90-95 or so, all with the SN 1468xxx, have the red Leitz metal circle ("red dot") on the front vulcanite"
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-22-2018
Replies: 90
Views: 6,722
Posted By bhop73
I bought my D3s just this year. It only came out...

I bought my D3s just this year. It only came out one year after the D700. I have zero regrets, but my needs/wants might be different than most people. I don't have any issues with "only" having 12mp,...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-21-2018
Replies: 90
Views: 6,722
Posted By bhop73
IMO D700 is a huge upgrade over a D50, even...

IMO D700 is a huge upgrade over a D50, even today. Unless you'll have trouble funding FX lenses..
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-19-2018
Replies: 188
Views: 12,006
Posted By bhop73
I can't speak for everyone, but I try to make my...

I can't speak for everyone, but I try to make my scans look like the film looks when I view it through a loupe (at least on my monitors).
It's something that's easy with slide film that you can't...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-15-2018
Replies: 188
Views: 12,006
Posted By bhop73
I felt like the two rolls I shot were fine as far...

I felt like the two rolls I shot were fine as far as exposure. When I scanned them, it scanned in a little darker than when I look through a loupe, but with the loupe they looked good to me. I used a...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-13-2018
Replies: 127
Views: 63,450
Posted By bhop73
This thread's back? Ok.. I get mine from either...

This thread's back? Ok.. I get mine from either Samy's Camera or Freestyle Photo, in person.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-12-2018
Replies: 188
Views: 12,006
Posted By bhop73
Yeah.. i've thought about the Nikons, but I don't...

Yeah.. i've thought about the Nikons, but I don't really want to invest in old technology that may or may not work in the near future. Especially at the prices they go for. There was one selling...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-11-2018
Replies: 188
Views: 12,006
Posted By bhop73
Here are a few from my last batch. They're all...

Here are a few from my last batch. They're all from the Los Angeles Arboretum. It's not flower season, but I was able to get a few good pics. I think I may order a Plustek scanner and see if it scans...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-09-2018
Replies: 188
Views: 12,006
Posted By bhop73
I'm having a hard time scanning my second roll....

I'm having a hard time scanning my second roll. They look good when I look at them with a loupe, but when I preview the scans, they are pretty dark. I have to pump up the levels a lot to get it close...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-09-2018
Replies: 188
Views: 12,006
Posted By bhop73
I have a second roll with some flowers and stuff...

I have a second roll with some flowers and stuff that I haven't scanned yet. I'll see if I can get a few frames done tonight and post some up.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-08-2018
Replies: 188
Views: 12,006
Posted By bhop73
Here are a few from my first roll. I have a...

Here are a few from my first roll. I have a second that I still need to scan, but I like it so far. Probably won't be shooting it often because of the cost, but it's fun to look at them with a loupe...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-06-2018
Replies: 197
Views: 11,472
Posted By bhop73
Here's some phone pics of my latest batch.....

Here's some phone pics of my latest batch..

http://bhop73.com/pics/ektachrome/ektachrome.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-06-2018
Replies: 197
Views: 11,472
Posted By bhop73
I got my second roll back today. It's even better...

I got my second roll back today. It's even better than the first. I'll scan some later.. If it weren't so expensive, it could be one of my new favorites, but i'll probably stick to c41 due to cost.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-06-2018
Replies: 91
Views: 2,833
Posted By bhop73
Second the Canon (unless you can afford a...

Second the Canon (unless you can afford a Summicron)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-01-2018
Replies: 197
Views: 11,472
Posted By bhop73
I just got my scans from thedarkroom. It's ok I...

I just got my scans from thedarkroom. It's ok I guess.. I'll wait to judge it 100% when I get my negatives back so I can compare color and do my own scans (not a fan of thedarkroom's scans) also.. my...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-01-2018
Replies: 166
Views: 4,668
Posted By bhop73
I'm interested to see what the discount for Adobe...

I'm interested to see what the discount for Adobe CC will be. (in the partner discounts section)
Forum: Nikon RF 10-30-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 1,235
Posted By bhop73
I'd rock that. "did you take my picture?" "this...

I'd rock that.

"did you take my picture?"
"this is just a toy camera.."
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-30-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 310
Posted By bhop73
Any F cap will do. The one you have is fine.

Any F cap will do. The one you have is fine.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-27-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 2,304
Posted By bhop73
That seems weird to me. Lenses are way less...

That seems weird to me. Lenses are way less complicated than camera bodies..
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-27-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 2,304
Posted By bhop73
My experience with Youxin on Leica cla was less...

My experience with Youxin on Leica cla was less than stellar.. I sent my M6 in for shutter capping. It was sent back three times with the same issue. I gave up the last time, it's still doing it at...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-24-2018
Replies: 445
Views: 13,629
Posted By bhop73
Don't all digital Ms already do that?

Don't all digital Ms already do that?
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-24-2018
Replies: 445
Views: 13,629
Posted By bhop73
I actually like the lever. (seems i'm the only...

I actually like the lever. (seems i'm the only one) I always hook my thumb around the advance lever on all of my film cameras. It's more comfortable that way for me and i've never liked the clip in...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-23-2018
Replies: 70
Views: 1,155
Posted By bhop73
I'll be splitting it with 30 coworkers, but...

I'll be splitting it with 30 coworkers, but $40-ish million will do (cash payout is "only" $900mil-ish)

I'd buy loads of film, maybe a new Summicron or 'lux 35 and travel the world.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-20-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 1,117
Posted By bhop73
I put 50/50. Not sure if that ratio is completely...

I put 50/50. Not sure if that ratio is completely accurate, but my reasoning is that when I use a camera that has AF (F100, F4, D3s, X100t) i’ll only use AF, and the rest of my cameras only have MF...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-17-2018
Replies: 445
Views: 13,629
Posted By bhop73
Not sure how you're holding it, but all of my...

Not sure how you're holding it, but all of my film cameras with an advance lever gives an bit of extra grip with the lever pulled out. It's smooth, sure, but the grippiness comes from your thumb...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 10-16-2018
Replies: 77
Views: 3,021
Posted By bhop73
I would do this. (as to my own experience, I own...

I would do this. (as to my own experience, I own an X100T and M6/M2)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-10-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 587
Posted By bhop73
It looks like the same textured paint that's on...

It looks like the same textured paint that's on the inside of the baseplate to me.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-09-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 587
Posted By bhop73
It's only supposed to have the one, where yours...

It's only supposed to have the one, where yours is.

found this for comparison:
https://www.photo.net/discuss/threads/another-leica-m5-light-leak-puzzle-sorry.432887/
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-09-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 465
Posted By bhop73
For black and white, I just use room temperature....

For black and white, I just use room temperature. I have some distilled water bottles under my sink. I don't adjust it at all and my photos always come out exactly as I want.

Clayton F76 @ 9.5...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-05-2018
Replies: 100
Views: 2,792
Posted By bhop73
M10.. I played with one in the Leica store and it...

M10.. I played with one in the Leica store and it was pretty awesome, but I wouldn't be able to get myself to pay that much for a digital camera that'll be obsolete in a few years. (nor could I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-03-2018
Replies: 96
Views: 1,841
Posted By bhop73
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1640/26403588600_6a...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1640/26403588600_6a18805fe4_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Geci1d)Myself with Rollei (https://flic.kr/p/Geci1d) by Brandon (https://www.flickr.com/photos/bhop73/), on Flickr
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-03-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 1,503
Posted By bhop73
I never understood the 'immediate cla' thing.....

I never understood the 'immediate cla' thing.. why not see how it well it works first? It might be just fine already..
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-03-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 541
Posted By bhop73
It's plastic. I had to replace mine when the...

It's plastic. I had to replace mine when the latches broke.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-03-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 1,503
Posted By bhop73
I see.. that's a bummer. Luckily she'd told me...

I see.. that's a bummer. Luckily she'd told me mine had been serviced a couple months before I bought it, but that's kinda messed up about the other guy's warranty, or lack thereof.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-02-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 1,503
Posted By bhop73
I paid $800 for my m2 a few months ago from...

I paid $800 for my m2 a few months ago from Sherry Krauter. She has a few M3/2 bodies in your budget listed on her site. I figure since she repairs them, it'd be in fully functional condition. Mine's...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-19-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 338
Posted By bhop73
Thanks for the info!

Thanks for the info!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-19-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 338
Posted By bhop73
Supposedly it's a regular FM2, not an N, but it's...

Supposedly it's a regular FM2, not an N, but it's all good. As long as it works :D
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-19-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 338
Posted By bhop73
FM2 with smooth shutter blades?

I recently purchased a cheap/user/well used FM2 from ebay and it arrived today. The shutter blades are smooth instead of that textured titanium that I always see in photos.. were there FM2s made with...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-11-2018
Replies: 91
Views: 2,882
Posted By bhop73
I'm not really jaded, I just don't care. The...

I'm not really jaded, I just don't care. The cameras I currently own are all I want or need.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-31-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 1,356
Posted By bhop73
Dry for me. I don't feel like scanning is...

Dry for me.

I don't feel like scanning is pointless. It still looks the way I want it to look, which is like I shot it on film, without trying to make a digital pic look that way. It takes a lot...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-22-2018
Replies: 92
Views: 4,066
Posted By bhop73
I was a die hard Domke gripper fan for the...

I was a die hard Domke gripper fan for the longest time, but when I recently picked up a chrome M2, I wanted something more classy.. i'm cheap though and didn't want to pay hundreds for a nice...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 08-09-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 1,017
Posted By bhop73
From my experience, it'll always go to sleep no...

From my experience, it'll always go to sleep no matter the settings after a while. I have found a semi-workaround where I just give the shutter button a little half press every once in a while,...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-25-2018
Replies: 75
Views: 2,948
Posted By bhop73
My reasoning is the newest...

My reasoning is the newest metering/focus/electronic systems. Is it all in my head? possibly.. but I do know, based on my own photos, that the image quality I get from my F100 is better than the...
Forum: RFF Polls 07-20-2018
Replies: 205
Views: 16,365
Posted By bhop73
I put two, but only because one doesn't work, and...

I put two, but only because one doesn't work, and the other uses an obsolete film (kodak folder from 1921 130 size film). I've used every other camera that I have.. which is quite a few.

edit: now...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-18-2018
Replies: 75
Views: 2,948
Posted By bhop73
I've had a few F4s over the years. Two have...

I've had a few F4s over the years. Two have broken down. One of them stopped focusing and the shutter release started lagging to the point it was unusable, the other, well, the shutter blades self...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-18-2018
Replies: 126
Views: 5,872
Posted By bhop73
For backpacking, i'd get an FM2 or FE2....

For backpacking, i'd get an FM2 or FE2. Small-ish, not so heavy, but are quality and fun to use. Ai lenses aren't that expensive too.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-17-2018
Replies: 58
Views: 4,161
Posted By bhop73
I follow this guy.. here's the story: (spoilers,...

I follow this guy.. here's the story: (spoilers, the camera is fine, not sure about the lens)

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bk0VN64l4IH/?taken-by=brother_spoko

There are multiple images if you click...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-04-2018
Replies: 7,462
Views: 3,799,237
Posted By bhop73
I got this M2 from Sherry Krauter recently. I've...

I got this M2 from Sherry Krauter recently. I've put a few rolls through it, it's awesome.

http://bhop73.com/pics/m2/_DSC3418.jpg

http://bhop73.com/pics/m2/_DSC3424-Edit.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-27-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 638
Posted By bhop73
I'd guess it's for employees/construction people...

I'd guess it's for employees/construction people working on the project, based on the last paragraph.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-26-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 921
Posted By bhop73
Cameraquest seems to specialize in classic Nikon...

Cameraquest seems to specialize in classic Nikon repair.

https://cameraquest.com/repairs.htm

edit:.. re-reading the thread, seems I was beat to the punch.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-06-2018
Replies: 81
Views: 3,399
Posted By bhop73
I've thought about it before, but never really...

I've thought about it before, but never really bought one. I recently bought a fanny pack (bum bag for non-Americans) now that they're in style again (for some reason), for when I don't want to take...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-05-2018
Replies: 8,951
Views: 874,286
Posted By bhop73
I just got this "new"...

I just got this "new" Nikon

http://bhop73.com/pics/Screen%20Shot%202018-06-05%20at%202.29.19%20PM.png
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-05-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 570
Posted By bhop73
My camera fell off a shelf once when I had this...

My camera fell off a shelf once when I had this lens attached. It bounced off something that pretty much saved it from damage, but the first thing to hit was the lens. After the fall, my focus got a...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 05-31-2018
Replies: 1,624
Views: 103,176
Posted By bhop73
M6 Canon 50/1.4...

M6 Canon 50/1.4 Trix

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/979/28451074748_c91895717a_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Km8ciw)Overstaffed (https://flic.kr/p/Km8ciw) by Brandon...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-18-2018
Replies: 407
Views: 18,301
Posted By bhop73
Wish they'd bring it back.. I never really shot...

Wish they'd bring it back.. I never really shot any.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-16-2018
Replies: 7,462
Views: 3,799,237
Posted By bhop73
My red dot was scratching off, so I painted it...

My red dot was scratching off, so I painted it black last night. Now I can't decide if I want to scrape off the script or leave it flat black.. *firstworldproblems

http://bhop73.com/pics/smallm.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-20-2018
Replies: 84
Views: 2,770
Posted By bhop73
I want to, but I really don't want to pay the...

I want to, but I really don't want to pay the price of what slide film goes for these days.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-05-2018
Replies: 49
Views: 2,837
Posted By bhop73
Yes? That's what i'd do anyway..

Yes? That's what i'd do anyway..
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-24-2017
Replies: 92
Views: 4,240
Posted By bhop73
I recently got a non-metered F and find I use it...

I recently got a non-metered F and find I use it almost as much as my M6. They also have metered heads if you're into that. I also have an F2, but find that I enjoy using the F more.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 11-21-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 1,654
Posted By bhop73
My "T" got stuck like that once. I just banged...

My "T" got stuck like that once. I just banged the camera bottom on my (wooden) table a couple times and it went back down. (I really didn't want to wait for repairs) That was a couple years ago, it...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-30-2017
Replies: 36
Views: 1,404
Posted By bhop73
I usually use a .6 ND filter when i'm shooting...

I usually use a .6 ND filter when i'm shooting iso400 in bright sunlight.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-20-2017
Replies: 50
Views: 2,031
Posted By bhop73
If the camera can't fit into a pocket, then it...

If the camera can't fit into a pocket, then it gets a neck strap. Sometimes I need my hands free.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-22-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 1,902
Posted By bhop73
I just use it and don't really think about how it...

I just use it and don't really think about how it works. The in-camera finder is barely useable for me since I wear glasses.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-20-2017
Replies: 18
Views: 3,605
Posted By bhop73
Yeah, I emailed youxin ye, with the photos...

Yeah, I emailed youxin ye, with the photos attached, he told me right away that it was the 'shutter capping' problem, which I believe is what you're describing.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-20-2017
Replies: 18
Views: 3,605
Posted By bhop73
I'm just gonna contact someone about repairs and...

I'm just gonna contact someone about repairs and see how long it'll take. Thanks guys.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-20-2017
Replies: 18
Views: 3,605
Posted By bhop73
This makes the most sense to me. I shot all the...

This makes the most sense to me. I shot all the sky shots at 1/1000. Negatives aren't scratched (as it would be from dirt) and shining my insanely bright bike light in the lens mount shows no...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-19-2017
Replies: 18
Views: 3,605
Posted By bhop73
It appears to be. It's my M6...

It appears to be. It's my M6 (classic)

http://bhop73.com/pics/streaks3.jpg
http://bhop73.com/pics/streaks4.jpg
http://bhop73.com/pics/streaks5.jpg
http://bhop73.com/pics/streaks6.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-19-2017
Replies: 18
Views: 3,605
Posted By bhop73
I develop myself and scan. Both b&w (F76+) and...

I develop myself and scan. Both b&w (F76+) and c41(unicolor) in a steel tank. Epson v700. These are just scans. The streaks are on the negatives. As I mentioned, it's only on images of the sky,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-19-2017
Replies: 18
Views: 3,605
Posted By bhop73
Streaks in sky, M6

It seems every time I shoot something with a lot of sky, I get these streaks. Only in the sky. It's been doing it for a while, but I've just been ignoring it. I also thought it was just some...
Forum: Fuji X Series 09-19-2017
Replies: 137
Views: 12,578
Posted By bhop73
I've noticed it in my X100T occasionally, but...

I've noticed it in my X100T occasionally, but honestly, it doesn't bother me much. I realize people are different though. I can deal with a lot of stuff that a lot of people can't.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-18-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 1,080
Posted By bhop73
Thanks. I was asking if it'd be fine if it's just...

Thanks. I was asking if it'd be fine if it's just wobbly, but fixing it would be a better option to be honest.. hehe.
I actually saw that thread earlier. There was a link in the thread that was...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-18-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 1,080
Posted By bhop73
35mm Nokton 1.4 loose focus tab

While on vacation a couple weeks ago, I noticed my focus tab on my 35mm f/1.4 was wobbly. I was afraid it might fall off, but it didn't seem to be becoming any more loose, so I continued to use it...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-08-2017
Replies: 49
Views: 2,391
Posted By bhop73
Is your frameline illumination window covered in...

Is your frameline illumination window covered in tape? edit:.. or is that the 'privacy screen' you're talking about?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-08-2017
Replies: 49
Views: 2,391
Posted By bhop73
It very rarely happens, but it does occasionally....

It very rarely happens, but it does occasionally. It's always when the sun's kinda off to the side and sorta facing the camera for me. As others have mentioned, it just takes an eye repositioning and...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-08-2017
Replies: 38
Views: 1,255
Posted By bhop73
I guess i'm the only person that gets water spots...

I guess i'm the only person that gets water spots if I don't squeegee. *shrug*
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-08-2017
Replies: 130
Views: 5,974
Posted By bhop73
There was a lens that I wanted that just happened...

There was a lens that I wanted that just happened to be attached to an F2. I wasn't in the market for an F2, but the lens was averaging around $180 and the combo was $200, so I guess I got an F2 for...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-04-2017
Replies: 196
Views: 20,563
Posted By bhop73
My friend loaned me her 501cm while she borrows...

My friend loaned me her 501cm while she borrows my X100T. I plan to shoot some Ektar 100 through it this weekend and see how it goes, but the first day I had it I burned through a roll of Tri-X that...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-04-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 854
Posted By bhop73
Sherman Oaks, CA

Sherman Oaks, CA
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-04-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 854
Posted By bhop73
Nah, and luckily it wasn't curly. How did it...

Nah, and luckily it wasn't curly.




How did it even work?!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-03-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 854
Posted By bhop73
Nevermind (I hope) I decided to take the film...

Nevermind (I hope)

I decided to take the film out mid-roll and have a look and found a small hair stuck behind the shutter curtain. I got it out with tweezers. Finishing up the roll will let me know...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-03-2017
Replies: 40
Views: 1,640
Posted By bhop73
I've used it many times. Not often, but I do use...

I've used it many times. Not often, but I do use it. Mostly when deciding between my 35 and 28mm.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-03-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 854
Posted By bhop73
Blob on nearly every frame!

So, I developed my test roll for the F that I just got. At first glance it seemed fine (aside from my exposures being off from a faulty handheld meter) but tonight I noticed a blob or something on...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-03-2017
Replies: 42
Views: 3,984
Posted By bhop73
uh yeah.. the last post that I mentioned that you...

uh yeah.. the last post that I mentioned that you discarded was pretty much her attempt to neutralize and put behind everything, which the couple rejected. And just because she's the one that wrote...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 08-03-2017
Replies: 44
Views: 4,715
Posted By bhop73
If we're showing off our pics now, here are a...

If we're showing off our pics now, here are a couple from my SE that I like

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/359/32230616472_85e2feffde_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/R77ko1)Under The Bridge...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-03-2017
Replies: 42
Views: 3,984
Posted By bhop73
She mentioned in the letter on her own website...

She mentioned in the letter on her own website (the photographer http://www.blogpolito.com/ ) that she did in fact offer to eat the cost of the cover, and release the images to them in order to make...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 08-02-2017
Replies: 44
Views: 4,715
Posted By bhop73
Nice article. I have an SE myself. I don't use it...

Nice article. I have an SE myself. I don't use it that often though, mostly because I suck at zone focusing, although, if i'd use it more, i'd probably get better at it. *doh* .. but I really enjoy...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-31-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 523
Posted By bhop73
They look fine to me. The "new" portras seem to...

They look fine to me. The "new" portras seem to scan with greenish tints for me too. I always have to do a lot of color correction to make them look like I want, which may or may not be how portra is...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-31-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 822
Posted By bhop73
Mine seems to be from 1969 based on the serial...

Mine seems to be from 1969 based on the serial number and a google search. Of course, I have no idea how many rolls have been through it, but I intend to put it to use, not let it be a shelf queen.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-31-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 822
Posted By bhop73
Ok, thanks. I just had to make sure because my...

Ok, thanks. I just had to make sure because my other F's (F2/F3), and the FE I used to have, don't have a loud, forceful click like this one, just more of little barely audible click when you push it...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-31-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 822
Posted By bhop73
Nikon F advance lever question!

Hi, I just received a Nikon F in the mail today. It's the first time i've handled an original F. It seems to be working fine (will put a test roll in it tonight) but I had a question about the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-20-2017
Replies: 107
Views: 3,524
Posted By bhop73
I'm a Nikon guy for SLRs so.. F3 if you want a...

I'm a Nikon guy for SLRs so.. F3 if you want a smaller camera. F4 if you want matrix metering and you don't mind a little bigger, although, i'd go with the small mb-20 grip if you can. They're both...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 06-15-2017
Replies: 665
Views: 57,156
Posted By bhop73
I have some pics of the same car (I assume, based...

I have some pics of the same car (I assume, based on the number on it) from when it was in the Petersen museum. I agree it's a beauty. Nice shots of it.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-15-2017
Replies: 63
Views: 3,351
Posted By bhop73
Canon 50 1.4 for me. the "Japanese Summilux" I...

Canon 50 1.4 for me. the "Japanese Summilux" I use the voigtlander adapter. Never felt the need to "upgrade" to a Leica lens. I do have a Summitar too, I got it for around 300 bucks, it's pretty...
Forum: Fuji X Series 06-14-2017
Replies: 40
Views: 2,616
Posted By bhop73
Add me to that list.

Add me to that list.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 05-28-2017
Replies: 89
Views: 12,576
Posted By bhop73
I had an X100 when it first came out. I got an...

I had an X100 when it first came out. I got an X100T when it came out to replace it. The only real reason is the AF. The difference is night and day IMO. I could never go back to the original at this...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 05-23-2017
Replies: 19
Views: 2,150
Posted By bhop73
Gotta agree with Dogman. I had the original X100,...

Gotta agree with Dogman. I had the original X100, now I have a T. Both aren't so great with moving subjects, although the T is better. (but it doesn't bother me since I don't shoot moving subjects...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-04-2017
Replies: 39
Views: 1,717
Posted By bhop73
I build scale models. The bigger ones require...

I build scale models. The bigger ones require more paint, and if I have to custom mix a color, that's when they come in handy for me.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-30-2017
Replies: 41
Views: 2,110
Posted By bhop73
I have had the same experiences in the past and...

I have had the same experiences in the past and distilled water cured the issue for me as well.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-27-2017
Replies: 26
Views: 1,594
Posted By bhop73
I get this often. It's from my squeegee.

I get this often. It's from my squeegee.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 03-24-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 2,321
Posted By bhop73
Scratched film, poor development. That's about it...

Scratched film, poor development. That's about it for my experiences.. i never even got prints. When Target did developing (years ago) they were awesome, but i've not found another 'cheap' place that...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-02-2017
Replies: 34
Views: 1,561
Posted By bhop73
The m5 is probably nice, i've never used one...

The m5 is probably nice, i've never used one personally, but have thought about getting one many times. If you really want an M6 though, i'd just save a little longer. Be patient, or, assuming you...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-01-2017
Replies: 30
Views: 3,323
Posted By bhop73
For me, the x70 is a dealbreaker because of the...

For me, the x70 is a dealbreaker because of the lack of viewfinder, but even if I were ok without it, I prefer a 35mm fov over a 28mm fov.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-23-2017
Replies: 52
Views: 7,552
Posted By bhop73
I've had three Stylus Epics, they all broke. Two...

I've had three Stylus Epics, they all broke. Two were shutter button related, the other was the winder that just stopped working. Although, I killed one of the shutter ones myself by trying to fix...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 02-08-2017
Replies: 104
Views: 10,418
Posted By bhop73
Domke Gripper (no swivels, they rattle) Love it,...

Domke Gripper (no swivels, they rattle) Love it, I have one for each of my cameras.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 02-08-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 3,371
Posted By bhop73
All the metal bits are on the outside though.

All the metal bits are on the outside though.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 02-08-2017
Replies: 88
Views: 6,001
Posted By bhop73
https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4044/4662641084_1225...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4044/4662641084_1225e329bb_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/872fKw)
Typical L.A. Driver (https://flic.kr/p/872fKw) by Brandon (https://www.flickr.com/photos/bhop73/), on Flickr
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 12-28-2016
Replies: 56
Views: 4,357
Posted By bhop73
There's nothing around the edges of the glass is...

There's nothing around the edges of the glass is there? I once had a similar issue that was caused by something near the edge of the glass during the pre-scan. (some thing I was using to smash the...
Forum: Fuji X Series 12-02-2016
Replies: 48
Views: 6,671
Posted By bhop73
Thanks for this real world review. I've wanted an...

Thanks for this real world review. I've wanted an XP2 since it came out, but just can't fit it in the budget at the moment. I've even thought of selling my M6 to get one, but luckily I always realize...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 11-29-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 3,046
Posted By bhop73
Years ago he cla'd one of my Canonets. It was...

Years ago he cla'd one of my Canonets. It was returned, after a couple months (quoted 2 weeks), with a non-working flash hotshoe. The rest was ok, so I didn't bother mentioning about the hotshoe and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-21-2016
Replies: 45
Views: 2,897
Posted By bhop73
Kodak Autographic 2-C Jr. Wiki says it was...

Kodak Autographic 2-C Jr.
Wiki says it was produced between 1916-27

Unfortunately i've never used it due to the film being nonexistent (130...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-27-2016
Replies: 114
Views: 20,752
Posted By bhop73
I see Vuescan is winning. I'm not surprised, but...

I see Vuescan is winning. I'm not surprised, but personally, I've never been able to get a good scan from it. I dunno if i'm just doing it wrong or what, but Epsonscan works better for me.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-27-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 1,208
Posted By bhop73
I dunno what Portra 400 is "supposed" to look...

I dunno what Portra 400 is "supposed" to look like, but this is how my V700 churns it out. I use Epsonscan (best for me)

That said, I almost always have to adjust the color on C41 scans, no matter...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-19-2016
Replies: 47
Views: 3,058
Posted By bhop73
I vote for none.. I like my M6 plain.

I vote for none.. I like my M6 plain.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-25-2016
Replies: 32
Views: 2,096
Posted By bhop73
I asked them about that once.. I guess it's a...

I asked them about that once.. I guess it's a physical store cost thing, like trying to make up some of the overhead costs. Also, their website is a separate business.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-24-2016
Replies: 82
Views: 4,409
Posted By bhop73
I wouldn't say people that don't use steel are...

I wouldn't say people that don't use steel are drooling idiots.. but steel is best. :)

...(for me anyway)

Honestly though, I never have to "clean" my reels, just a rinse and let 'em dry. 5 years on...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-23-2016
Replies: 82
Views: 4,409
Posted By bhop73
This post is basically why I gave up on Paterson...

This post is basically why I gave up on Paterson reels and switched to steel. There's a learning curve when using them, but once you get it, you're set.
Forum: RFF Polls 08-17-2016
Replies: 79
Views: 8,988
Posted By bhop73
I put A6 digital.. I hope that's 4x6..

I put A6 digital.. I hope that's 4x6..
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 08-16-2016
Replies: 25
Views: 3,990
Posted By bhop73
There's nothing wrong with the build quality....

There's nothing wrong with the build quality. Weather sealing would be nice, but honestly, i've used my T in light rain with no issues anyway. Other than that, i've dropped it a couple times, I take...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 08-12-2016
Replies: 68
Views: 6,301
Posted By bhop73
I have an f5-xb and sure two bodies with lenses...

I have an f5-xb and sure two bodies with lenses will fit, as seen in the photo above, but honestly, it's a tight fit. I just got back from a trip and had my M6 with 3 lenses (one on the body), and my...
Forum: Fuji X Series 07-28-2016
Replies: 40
Views: 3,841
Posted By bhop73
I use VSCO for digital "film conversion" I think...

I use VSCO for digital "film conversion" I think their Tri-X looks close to my real Tri-X.. at least the way I like it to look, as far as the contrast/grain levels, and if you use lightroom, you can...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-06-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 2,381
Posted By bhop73
I had that conversation with some people a couple...

I had that conversation with some people a couple weeks ago when they saw my F2 around my neck. "Is that a film camera? Where do you buy film? How do you get it developed?"
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-01-2016
Replies: 243
Views: 13,135
Posted By bhop73
https://c5.staticflickr.com/2/1450/25249033676_f57...

https://c5.staticflickr.com/2/1450/25249033676_f57e51b9d7_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/EtaU3Q)Wonky (https://flic.kr/p/EtaU3Q) by Brandon (https://www.flickr.com/photos/bhop73/), on...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-14-2016
Replies: 32
Views: 2,721
Posted By bhop73
I'll throw out Steve's Camera in Culver City, Los...

I'll throw out Steve's Camera in Culver City, Los Angeles. He CLA'd my Canon 50 f/1.4 in less than a week after I dropped my camera. I'm local, so I was able to drop it off, but I doubt that had...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 06-13-2016
Replies: 81
Views: 7,219
Posted By bhop73
Hopefully the OP didn't return his camera yet. :D

Hopefully the OP didn't return his camera yet. :D
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-26-2016
Replies: 43
Views: 4,425
Posted By bhop73
My M6 looks like...

My M6 looks like this

https://c7.staticflickr.com/7/6090/6118332430_f3af8229df_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ajE45b)Fenced (https://flic.kr/p/ajE45b) by Brandon (https://www.flickr.com/photos/bhop73/),...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 05-26-2016
Replies: 50
Views: 7,556
Posted By bhop73
I usually just mess with the settings until it...

I usually just mess with the settings until it looks good to me.

For example, I've always scanned my own Portra 400, and I have no idea what it's "supposed" to look like (according to Kodak, or labs...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 05-19-2016
Replies: 211
Views: 25,438
Posted By bhop73
I have to agree. I don't know anyone that would...

I have to agree. I don't know anyone that would choose a f/5.6 lens of any kind.. unless it were the only option.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-17-2016
Replies: 65
Views: 5,833
Posted By bhop73
I'm kinda all over the place. I have film in my...

I'm kinda all over the place. I have film in my M6, but I also shoot a Rollei 35 now as my carry-around. I have a roll of film in a Nikon F4 at the moment, and the last time I went to an event, I...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-10-2016
Replies: 25
Views: 1,805
Posted By bhop73
Arista steel reels are pretty much exact copies...

Arista steel reels are pretty much exact copies of hewes reels. They cost around 8 bucks on freestyle photo's site. I've used them for years.

Arista...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-02-2016
Replies: 78
Views: 4,255
Posted By bhop73
I have two 50s.. A Summitar and a Canon 1.4. ...

I have two 50s.. A Summitar and a Canon 1.4. Although, I only really have the Summitar because I wanted a small lens for my Barnack after I purchased that. I generally use the Canon on the M6...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-29-2016
Replies: 25
Views: 2,402
Posted By bhop73
I've almost always been able to find the stuff I...

I've almost always been able to find the stuff I want in BIN listings. Sometimes I have to be a little patient, but it shows up eventually. I almost never bid on auctions because they've always ended...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 04-27-2016
Replies: 547
Views: 138,867
Posted By bhop73
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1589/26073139873_ef...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1589/26073139873_ef3c8b4bb0_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/FHZE7n)No Crossing (https://flic.kr/p/FHZE7n) by Brandon (https://www.flickr.com/photos/bhop73/), on...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 04-27-2016
Replies: 61
Views: 12,235
Posted By bhop73
I recommend going straight for the T. I think...

I recommend going straight for the T. I think updates are worth it. (wifi, better af and mf, more aperture stops, more exposure compensation options, the little extra evf window in the OVF.. love...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-25-2016
Replies: 107
Views: 8,627
Posted By bhop73
I have a d300. Released in 2007, so that's pretty...

I have a d300. Released in 2007, so that's pretty old as far as dslrs go anyway. Mine had over 500k actuations whenI bought it from a pro on craigslist.. I think it's finally dying though. I'm not...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-21-2016
Replies: 8,951
Views: 874,286
Posted By bhop73
I was just looking for this lens, but found this...

I was just looking for this lens, but found this one for sale, for a price near to what most were going for, with this camera attached to it. The camera was listed "as is, for parts", and since I...
Forum: Film vs Digital 04-13-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 4,259
Posted By bhop73
I'm obviously not mdarnton, but I agree with him....

I'm obviously not mdarnton, but I agree with him. I use a V700, which is cheap in comparison to other dedicated film scanners and it's really easy to use with Epson software. It can be time...
Forum: Film vs Digital 04-12-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 4,259
Posted By bhop73
For me it's just different. I like shooting with...

For me it's just different. I like shooting with both cameras and have some film and digital prints on my wall, they look similar when printed IMO.

Like others have said, it's more about using the...
Forum: Film vs Digital 04-11-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 4,259
Posted By bhop73
I use an X100T sometimes, but I can still tell...

I use an X100T sometimes, but I can still tell the difference between the photos from it and my film shots. I dunno why it is to be honest... I can make it look 'close' with software like VSCO, to...
Forum: RFF Polls 04-08-2016
Replies: 109
Views: 9,881
Posted By bhop73
I voted M5 because I like to save money.

I voted M5 because I like to save money.
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 04-08-2016
Replies: 547
Views: 138,867
Posted By bhop73
I just got a 35 SE at the beginning of the week....

I just got a 35 SE at the beginning of the week. Got my test roll back yesterday and scanned a few frames. Here are a couple from the first few strips.

Downtown L.A. I guessed on the exposure on...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-06-2016
Replies: 21
Views: 2,478
Posted By bhop73
I've followed him on flickr for a couple years...

I've followed him on flickr for a couple years now. One of my favorite artists. I've always wondered what kind of camera he uses.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 04-06-2016
Replies: 50
Views: 4,571
Posted By bhop73
Since we're talking print sizes.. i've printed a...

Since we're talking print sizes.. i've printed a couple 16x24 (from mpix) from 35mm scans from my V700 and thought they were pretty good.

Disclaimer: I've never used a Nikon scanner or the like, for...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-06-2016
Replies: 8,951
Views: 874,286
Posted By bhop73
Awaiting the return of the test...

Awaiting the return of the test roll.

http://bhop73.com/pics/s-l1600%20(1).jpg
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 04-06-2016
Replies: 50
Views: 4,571
Posted By bhop73
I also have a V700. I feel that it's plenty sharp...

I also have a V700. I feel that it's plenty sharp for the price. Getting the right height on the holders is the key to sharpness IMO.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-31-2016
Replies: 69
Views: 5,059
Posted By bhop73
Glad I could help. :D

Glad I could help. :D
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-31-2016
Replies: 69
Views: 5,059
Posted By bhop73
I also have a Summitar that I use on my barnack....

I also have a Summitar that I use on my barnack. It's a nice lens, very "classic" feeling IMO.

edit: here's one of my Summitar pics

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5584/14738629631_15cf4b1c05_o.jpg...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-31-2016
Replies: 69
Views: 5,059
Posted By bhop73
I'm partial to my Canon 50...

I'm partial to my Canon 50 1.4

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5605/15565429745_481f54e9b6_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pHsTYn)White Bunch (https://flic.kr/p/pHsTYn) by Brandon...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-31-2016
Replies: 52
Views: 3,524
Posted By bhop73
I'm in the 'see if it works first' camp, but that...

I'm in the 'see if it works first' camp, but that said, Steve has fixed a few of my cameras, and a lens and i'm 100% happy with his work. The fact that he's down the street from my office doesn't...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-11-2016
Replies: 157
Views: 13,490
Posted By bhop73
This thread makes me want to shoot some slides.....

This thread makes me want to shoot some slides.. I just can't justify the cost over c41.. :(
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-11-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 2,260
Posted By bhop73
What kind of techniques were you doing that was...

What kind of techniques were you doing that was messy? I develop a couple rolls a month in my kitchen sink mess free. :confused:
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-10-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 2,260
Posted By bhop73
I don't really see how any color film can look...

I don't really see how any color film can look like Tri-X ... do you just mean the way the grain looks? The contrast?

Personally, i'd just buy some b/w chemicals and develop yourself. It's not hard...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-03-2016
Replies: 2,578
Views: 494,691
Posted By bhop73
Nikon F4, 50mm f/1.8D, Fujicolor Superia 400...

Nikon F4, 50mm f/1.8D, Fujicolor Superia 400 (might've been expired.. dunno), diy unicolor developing and v700 scan

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1575/24597594544_3dc6b805bc_o.jpg...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-01-2016
Replies: 107
Views: 12,323
Posted By bhop73
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1529/25148224446_d1...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1529/25148224446_d1e96b197e_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/EjgdYE)The Hill (https://flic.kr/p/EjgdYE) by Brandon (https://www.flickr.com/photos/bhop73/), on Flickr
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-29-2016
Replies: 71
Views: 10,255
Posted By bhop73
I use Clayton f76. (iso...

I use Clayton f76.

(iso 1600)
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5312/7000117380_49da0dab69_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/bEzr1Y)Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (https://flic.kr/p/bEzr1Y) by Brandon...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-24-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 3,701
Posted By bhop73
I had the X100 when it was first released. Then I...

I had the X100 when it was first released. Then I upgraded to the X100T when it was first released. I have zero regrets whatsoever. Nearly everything is improved.

The only things I miss a little...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-04-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 2,048
Posted By bhop73
Overexposure though.. wait.. I can't remember if...

Overexposure though.. wait.. I can't remember if overexposure makes the film lighter or darker.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-04-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 2,048
Posted By bhop73
Now that I read this, she may have said the film...

Now that I read this, she may have said the film was black, not blank. I'll ask her tomorrow.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-04-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 2,048
Posted By bhop73
Can multiple airport X-Rays make film blank?

My friend took a trip to Vietnam recently. She sent a roll off for developing only to have the whole thing come back blank. She said she went through a lot of x-rays throughout the two week trip, (10...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-04-2016
Replies: 0
Views: 591
Posted By bhop73
Epsonscan batch settings, resetting after previews

I've been batch scanning with my V700 in professional mode. The workflow goes like so:

1. preview 4 rows of filmstrips
2. zoom into individual frames and making adjustments
3. go back to preview and...
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-15-2016
Replies: 232
Views: 23,860
Posted By bhop73
IMO, the ONLY things that the m8 has over this is...

IMO, the ONLY things that the m8 has over this is traditional rangefinder focusing and m-mount. There is NO WAY I would buy an M8 body at this point in time. The sensor just seems too aged to me. ...
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