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Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Days Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 228
Posted By DennisM
Ilford Developer

Make it easy on yourself; Use ID-11 powder (essentially the same as Kodak's D76) for HP5 Plus, and Ilford DD-X (liquid) for Ilford's Delta films.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-20-2020
Replies: 26
Views: 1,078
Posted By DennisM
M6 Finish

Interesting. I have a chrome M6 body, purchased new in 1984, early serial number (I think) 170XXXX; red Leitz circle on front. Have used it quite a bit. No deterioration of the finish on any of...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-06-2020
Replies: 17
Views: 1,135
Posted By DennisM
Scanned 4x5 negatives

That's correct. Place the negative (emulsion side down - the opposite of what one does when scanning 35mm or Medium format) with the white reflector in place; then, in my case, import into Light...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-05-2020
Replies: 17
Views: 1,135
Posted By DennisM
I understand; I laid the negative on the glass as...

I understand; I laid the negative on the glass as if it were a document; the V600 would not scan it as a negative; had to tell the scanner that the negative was a document. Then it scanned, and I...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 02-05-2020
Replies: 21
Views: 4,689
Posted By DennisM
Canon 28mm f/2.8

I recently purchased this lens from a RFF member; outstanding results on M6, Konica Hexar RF, and Zeiss Ikon ZM bodies with an screw to M adapter; B&W film, scanned, and printed on a Canon printer.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-05-2020
Replies: 17
Views: 1,135
Posted By DennisM
Thanks for the suggestion, but my scanner is a...

Thanks for the suggestion, but my scanner is a V600; it will scan only 35mm and medium format negatives.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-04-2020
Replies: 17
Views: 1,135
Posted By DennisM
Scanning 4x5 negatives

Unsure if this topic has been discussed earlier, but here goes. I've been scanning 35mm and medium format negatives successfully with an Epson V600 scanner and recently have been editing them in...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-31-2020
Replies: 41
Views: 1,564
Posted By DennisM
M5 Service

For what it's worth, Sherry Krauter serviced my (early SN; two lug) M5 several times, each time very satisfactorily. I learned that she prefers phone calls to e-mails. I found her pleasant to...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-17-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1,181
Posted By DennisM
Ghoset of Cameras Present

Would have to be my Minolta SR-T 102 purchased new which I still have and shoot; also a MinoltaXD-11. Minolta, truly the Rodney Dangerfield of 35mm cameras.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-06-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 966
Posted By DennisM
Loading 120 Film

Not much to add to what's already been written, but let me just say that I disposed of my Patterson tank and reels a short time ago. I never was able to become comfortable with them especially...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-06-2019
Replies: 107
Views: 5,184
Posted By DennisM
Film (and digital) User

I agree fully with your points. As someone who grew up with Minolta SLR's and who taught himself film developing and printing, I enjoy the simplicity of shooting film, now only B&W. While I shoot...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-22-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 909
Posted By DennisM
Yer of Manufacture

Per G. Rogliatti's book "Leica, The First 60 Years," your lens was made in 1942. The serial number range of lenses made in 1942 is 582,295 to 593,000.
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 10-14-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 2,311
Posted By DennisM
Canon Pixma Pro 10

I've read all the responses to the original post. I've had a Canon Pixma Pro 10 for about 5 plus months now and have been using it on a Windows 10 PC. Canon CS is superb; they patiently took me...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 10-07-2019
Replies: 143
Views: 14,442
Posted By DennisM
Yashica T4 Super D

The Yashica T4 Super D would be my choice for a pocketable (film) point and shoot. Sharp Zeiss lens, excellent fill-flash capability, and excellent meter.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-07-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,800
Posted By DennisM
Epson V600

For my money, the Epson V600 does a great job on 35mm and 120; great job on slides too.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-06-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 3,243
Posted By DennisM
In my case, the camera I used the most was a...

In my case, the camera I used the most was a Minolta XD-11 with a 35mm f/2.8 Vivitar; this was in the late 70's, 80's and 90's. It's been retired now for some time in favor of Leica M's, Konica...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 09-21-2019
Replies: 76
Views: 3,226
Posted By DennisM
cOMMENT

Well said!
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 09-11-2019
Replies: 56
Views: 3,661
Posted By DennisM
Rolls per liter of D-76 powder Developer

A one liter package of powdered D-76 yields one liter of stock solution. At 1:1 dilution, two reels of 35 mm film in a 16 oz SS tank requires 8 oz of stock solution and 8 oz of water. Ergo, 24 oz...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 09-11-2019
Replies: 56
Views: 3,661
Posted By DennisM
D-76 Powder Availability?

Noted on the B&H site today that both one liter and gallon sizes of D-76 have been discontinued. A "Kodak Professional D-76 Developer 2019 version" (one gallon size) is "coming soon." Looks like I...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 09-08-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 1,251
Posted By DennisM
A Postscript

Per Ilford's input, I processed my Delta 100 120 roll (exposed in a Mamiya 6; camera metered exposures) for 10.5 min (DD-X; 1:4; 68 degrees F). Negatives look great; density appears "right";...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 09-06-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 1,251
Posted By DennisM
Rodinal Times

Rodinal is listed on the Delta 100 packaging (Exp Jun 2020). And, the Massive Development Chart shows 12 min for Delta 100 in DD-X 2 68 degrees F which is different from Ilford's on-line chart.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 09-06-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 1,251
Posted By DennisM
Users of Ilford B&W Films

I recently exposed a roll of Ilford Delta 100 and loaded it onto a reel. Checked the packaging (exp 6/2020) and noted that Dev time for DD-X 1:4 at 68 degrees was 12 min. Then I checked Ilford's...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 08-26-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 504
Posted By DennisM
Unfortunately, this link doesn't work for me. ...

Unfortunately, this link doesn't work for me. Again, a very frustrating, clumsy website. Not worth my time to pursue further. Have contacted the individual who CLA'd the camera, an Olympus 35 RC;...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 08-26-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 504
Posted By DennisM
No Pics

Unable to post pics even after resizing to where they are within RFF limits. Frustrating website.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 08-26-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 504
Posted By DennisM
Negative Banding

Would be interested in opinions on what could have caused the dark banding across what appears to be every sixth negative, as well as several others, in a recently developed roll of Ilford HP5 Plus;...
Forum: Film vs Digital 08-21-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 1,036
Posted By DennisM
Ephermal Nture of Digital

I believe your points are well taken contrary to what some others may believe. In my case,shooting both digital and film, I find a happy medium with shooting (B&W) film and scanning the negatives. ...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-18-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 813
Posted By DennisM
Older RF Repair

Contact Bergen County Camera in Westwood, NJ and ask for "camera repair." They use two repairmen; one had performed CLA's on several cameras of mine including an Olympus 35 RC. Outstanding results.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 08-13-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 6,674
Posted By DennisM
Hexar RF CLA

Repaired through Bergen County Camera in Westwood, NJ. Their repairman who did CLA's on several of my cameras (I understand they employ two separate repair agencies) does superb work. Shot a roll...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 08-08-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 1,370
Posted By DennisM
Seasonal Developing Adjustments

In my case, i process B&W film in a basement darkroom in NJ. My process Summer or Winter is to fill an 11x14 tray with water and adjust temp with ice cubes or hot water until it is at 68 degrees;...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 07-23-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 2,311
Posted By DennisM
Canon Printer

I purchased a Canon Pro10 several months ago after researching both Epson and Canon; I ultimately decided on Canon after reading all the anecdotal evidence about Epson clogging and their reputedly...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-21-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 754
Posted By DennisM
B&W vs Color

As Elliott Erwitt said: "Color is descriptive. Black and White is interpretive." That about sums it up for me.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 07-19-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 558
Posted By DennisM
G1 Problem

I had a similar problem with a Konica Hexar RF; check threads in the Zeiss ZM/Konica RF forum on this site. Cleaning battery contacts was not enough to correct the problem. A CLA including...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 06-05-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 2,379
Posted By DennisM
Cumersome website

I find the RFF website cumbersome; have not posted pictures on the gallery but have submitted posts and have responded to inquiries on for-sale items. More often than not a posted reply is not...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 04-30-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,553
Posted By DennisM
CLE experience

Congratulations on your purchase. For what it's worth, I have a CLE with the 40mm and 90mm Rokkor lenses, purchased new (body & 40mm) in 1986-87? Used intermittently over the years then not too...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 04-24-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 6,674
Posted By DennisM
An update: Had my Konica Hexar RF recently CLA'd...

An update: Had my Konica Hexar RF recently CLA'd after cleaning battery contacts did not restore camera to "normal" function; I pointed out to the repairman the comments in another RFF post re:...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-07-2019
Replies: 763
Views: 156,541
Posted By DennisM
Minolta seems to get lost in all the praise of...

Minolta seems to get lost in all the praise of Nikon, Canon, et al. I believe that the SR-T series of cameras and period lenses are very much underrated. My first camera was a new SR-T 101, and...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-01-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 1,050
Posted By DennisM
Canon 28mm LTM

I recently acquired the exact same lens with screw to bayonet adapter. Works perfectly on my CLE and M6 bodies. Focuses to infinity and brings up the 28mm frame lines on both bodies. The adapter...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-01-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,447
Posted By DennisM
Epson V600

I have an Epson V600 scanner. No issues with cleaning or dust control; one just needs to exercise normal handling and cleanliness procedures when handling negatives. Runs well on Windows 10. No...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-07-2019
Replies: 1
Views: 422
Posted By DennisM
Response Problem

I had the exact same problem with another (unmentioned) repairman; I posted a comment on Photonet asking if anyone knew what the story was with this individual and that my next step was to follow-up...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-01-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 1,160
Posted By DennisM
Epson V600

I have an Epson V600, and I'm very satisfied with it. I use it to scan 35mm B&W and color negatives as well as slides. I also use it to scan 6x6 B&W negatives. For B&W negatives, I feel it is...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 12-08-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 5,389
Posted By DennisM
Konica IIIA

A correction to my earlier post. Dante Stella's review of the Konica IIIA is still available on-line. Here is the link. https://www.dantestella.com/technical/koni3.html
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 12-08-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 5,389
Posted By DennisM
Konica IIIA

I also have a Konica IIIA which I purchased from Greg Weber back in the mid 90's based on a review by Dante Stella; unfortunately, the review is no longer visible on-line. Mine is in the same...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 11-09-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 1,229
Posted By DennisM
Yashica T4 Super

I also have one; very sharp lens and excellent meter (excellent for slide film). They are now a cult camera. I met the author of Drive-By Shootings on the street in NYC (in front of a store on the...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 10-30-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 397
Posted By DennisM
I recommend the Eugene Richards exhibition, The...

I recommend the Eugene Richards exhibition, The Run-on of Time at ICP in the Bowery. It on through Jan 6, 2019. In B&W, it's a very sobering exhibition.
Forum: Photo Software 10-29-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 947
Posted By DennisM
A belated thank you to all who responded to my...

A belated thank you to all who responded to my original post. Still have not acquired Lightroom SW, but now I’m better prepared to move ahead when I do acquire it. I rescanned some B&W negs as...
Forum: Photo Software 10-11-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 947
Posted By DennisM
Lightroom Questions

Iím currently scanning B&W negatives (as well as some color negs & slides) using an Epson V600 scanner with the short term goal of starting a Lightroom subscription and printing B&W images from...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-09-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 552
Posted By DennisM
Temp Control - Film Processing

Here's my procedure for B&W film (in a SS sink in a basement DR)
1. Fill an 11x14 tray with tap water; adjust water temp to 68F with water from a Britta pitcher and/or ice cubes & hot water.
2. Mix...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-03-2018
Replies: 9,248
Views: 924,498
Posted By DennisM
1. 28mm f/3.5 Konica Hexanon to use on an...

1. 28mm f/3.5 Konica Hexanon to use on an Autoreflex T2 body currently being CLA'd
2. Canon 35mm f/2.8 screwmount with 35 mm Canon shoemount viewfinder to use with Leica IIIf & II D bodies (and...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 10-01-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 6,674
Posted By DennisM
Hexar RF Update

My euphoria was short-lived. My Hexar RF erratic behavior has returned. I cleaned the battery terminals and battery compartment cover with rubbing alcohol yesterday before loading a roll of Tri-X. ...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-23-2018
Replies: 709
Views: 82,054
Posted By DennisM
Yes, the C.R.I.S adapter works perfectly. With a...

Yes, the C.R.I.S adapter works perfectly. With a 386 SO (silver oxide) cell in the C.R.I.S. adapter, the camera thinks it is using the (no longer available) mercury cell specified for the camera. I...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-08-2018
Replies: 0
Views: 251
Posted By DennisM
Leica VIEW & Product Brochures

While cleaning out some old files, I located several old issues of Leica VIEW brochures as well as some Leica product brochures. Several of the VIEW brochures were mailed to me while I evidently...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 08-08-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 6,674
Posted By DennisM
A big thank-you to Kumachrome. I followed his...

A big thank-you to Kumachrome. I followed his advice to fix my Hexar RF erratic behavior, i.e., cleaning the inside of the battery cover with rubbing alcohol. I also cleaned both battery terminals...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 08-01-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 3,232
Posted By DennisM
A comment on using the Fuji X100F. I have one...

A comment on using the Fuji X100F. I have one and enjoy it. One thing I've found is that more than once, I've inadvertently moved the exposure compensation dial to either some overexposure or...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 07-25-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 6,674
Posted By DennisM
Konica Hexar RF Problem

Found this thread after just experiencing a problem with my Hexar RF. While exposing a roll of B&W a few weeks ago (after a long period of non-use), the camera behaved very erratically; as I recall,...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-21-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 1,315
Posted By DennisM
I purchased a new black XD-11 body in the...

I purchased a new black XD-11 body in the mid-eighties(?) shortly after it was introduced (still have it). It was the camera I used most while our son was growing up. Had the body covering replaced...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-10-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 992
Posted By DennisM
Changing Tent & SS Reels

I want to recommend a few items to simplify film processing; at least they did for me. Just started to shoot more B&W film to use my film cameras more (Leica M6, M5, II D; Konica Hexar RF; Konica...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 04-24-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 1,883
Posted By DennisM
My recommendation is the Epson V600 scanner. My...

My recommendation is the Epson V600 scanner. My experience is that B&W negatives scan beautifully. B&W scans result in a positive image. Color slides also scan beautifully. However, again in my...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-04-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 2,981
Posted By DennisM
Sherry Krauer Experience

I just recently had a Leica M5 CLA'd by Sherry. Sent her an e-mail back in late May/early June; she replied that I should call her which I did. Pleasant and useful conversation followed after which...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-10-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 762
Posted By DennisM
Issues Accessing Photo.net site

I'm unable to access the Forums section on the Photo.net site since their web redesign; several messages to them have gone unanswered. It seems that I am able to login. Is anyone else experiencing...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-19-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 2,930
Posted By DennisM
Leica Gallery in NYC - Closed

The Leica Gallery in NYC appears to be permanently closed at least a/o 2/19/16. I assume the closure was due either to poor attendance or cost issues. No details or explanation on the website. ...
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