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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-26-2019
Replies: 315
Views: 43,735
Posted By jwc57
I've got two Nikkormats (Fs and Ft) and have...

I've got two Nikkormats (Fs and Ft) and have never taken an image with either.

This thread has convinced me to get'em out and use'em.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-29-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,076
Posted By jwc57
I was thinking about developing C41 with a...

I was thinking about developing C41 with a kit....but found out my local camera store develops c41 for $3.99/24 roll. I'll let them do it.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-07-2019
Replies: 292
Views: 16,217
Posted By jwc57
I've managed to return to Olympus OM film cameras...

I've managed to return to Olympus OM film cameras and I am just in love with the OM-2.
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 07-04-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 2,379
Posted By jwc57
One of the reasons I don't contribute photos is...

One of the reasons I don't contribute photos is due to having to resize the image several times to get it to upload. This is a problem I don't have elsewhere.
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 06-02-2019
Replies: 176
Views: 42,527
Posted By jwc57
I believe that an Argus C3 was used in the...

I believe that an Argus C3 was used in the original movie, "The Philadelphia Story".
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-02-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 959
Posted By jwc57
Now that makes more sense. I guess this shows my...

Now that makes more sense. I guess this shows my limitations, which is embarrassing in a way since I took photography in college and have been shooting almost continuously since 1976. My rangefinder...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-02-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 959
Posted By jwc57
I wish I could. This is an act of generosity...

I wish I could. This is an act of generosity that is difficult to repay.

Attempting to repay is the reason I have to consider selling a couple of items. I just found a pamphlet that appears to...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-02-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 959
Posted By jwc57
Thanks. With the family's history, I was sure it...

Thanks. With the family's history, I was sure it would have been in Chicago.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-02-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 959
Posted By jwc57
Part of what is confusing for me is some items...

Part of what is confusing for me is some items are just parts and some just are Leica only that I've no experience with. I just figured out an hour ago that the folding rectangular boxes (two of...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-02-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 959
Posted By jwc57
Thanks. Selling isn't a primary consideration. ...

Thanks. Selling isn't a primary consideration.

There is so much stuff, and the information available, even in the Leica books he gaveme, isn't very clear if it even mentions the item. Besides the...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-01-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 959
Posted By jwc57
Also, to be clear, I'm not here trying to sell...

Also, to be clear, I'm not here trying to sell anything. I seemed to have inherited someone's Leica treasures and I see this as something that rarely happens, if ever.

I took a Leica with the 35mm...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-01-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 959
Posted By jwc57
I was afraid someone might ask for photos....LOL....

I was afraid someone might ask for photos....LOL. I was asked for photos about a Frank-Six I have over a year ago.....and still haven't gotten to it because I see how great everyone here makes photos...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-01-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 959
Posted By jwc57
As for the self-timers, I don't know model...

As for the self-timers, I don't know model numbers. There are two loose ones and two in leather cases. There is also an Alpex self timer in a plastic case that is awesome.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-01-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 959
Posted By jwc57
The other bodies are 696303 66821 and the Tower...

The other bodies are 696303 66821 and the Tower type 3 33667

The lenses are Elmar 3.5cm (1) 50mm Elmar (2) and a 90mm Elmar & silver in a leather case. I shot the better of the two 50s and the...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-01-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 959
Posted By jwc57
I hate asking questions, but....I know nothing about Leica

I really need some help here. A co-worker and new friend gave me a group of Leica cameras and one Tower of the same design. As far as I can tell, they are Leica IIIs. Serial numbers of the two that...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-29-2019
Replies: 9,248
Views: 924,498
Posted By jwc57
From Goodwill: Olympus OM 35-70 zoom; OM 28 2.8;...

From Goodwill: Olympus OM 35-70 zoom; OM 28 2.8; 50mm 3.5 Macro; T-10 ring flash with box, but no control module.
Forum: Optics Theory - 04-06-2019
Replies: 86
Views: 3,336
Posted By jwc57
I think my problem as a photographer was loving...

I think my problem as a photographer was loving the image, and not trying to dissect it technically.

But....that said...I've always have taken into account perspectives and lens defects and used...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-10-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 9,596
Posted By jwc57
I've had this happen twice. The second time was...

I've had this happen twice. The second time was some family's camping trip. It was the seventies and Kodak color negative film. I tossed it in some old Diafine to see what was what.

The first time...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-09-2018
Replies: 399
Views: 58,040
Posted By jwc57
This is much sharper than it appears online. This...

This is much sharper than it appears online. This is one of the first shots taken with a Leica by me. The camera was a gift from a co-worker. (It was one of several IIIs and I'm trying to decide...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-19-2018
Replies: 9,248
Views: 924,498
Posted By jwc57
Olympus 35S $20 plus shipping.

Olympus 35S $20 plus shipping.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-12-2018
Replies: 9,248
Views: 924,498
Posted By jwc57
Nikkormat FT body, $15. It's in good shape and...

Nikkormat FT body, $15. It's in good shape and complements the Nikkormat FS and lenses someone recently gave me.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-03-2018
Replies: 9,248
Views: 924,498
Posted By jwc57
Is there a "what were you just given...

Is there a "what were you just given thread"?

The guy who gave me the Leicas showed up with a Nikkormat FS and three lenses. I tried to give it back telling him it was sort of rare, but he...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-23-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 755
Posted By jwc57
Gracious, I have multiple systems that overlap. ...

Gracious, I have multiple systems that overlap. People just keep giving me stuff--and its free so why turn it down. I had just settled on Pentax DSLR and Olympus film as my go to systems. The...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-28-2018
Replies: 9,248
Views: 924,498
Posted By jwc57
This same guy gave me a plastic tub with a bunch...

This same guy gave me a plastic tub with a bunch of "stuff" that his father inlaw (a dentist) had....seems the old guy loved photography. Inside the tub are old camera straps (70's mod), a Nikon...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-28-2018
Replies: 9,248
Views: 924,498
Posted By jwc57
Last week an OM1. Seems it has a problem, shutter...

Last week an OM1. Seems it has a problem, shutter will not cock when advancing film---then the shutter will fire and everything resets. Anyway, it came with a 50 1.4 and a 28 3.5. I figured I came...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-19-2018
Replies: 43
Views: 1,281
Posted By jwc57
I crop according to what I see in the image:...

I crop according to what I see in the image: sometimes, I get it right without cropping; sometimes I have to study the image to realize its potential.. I look at it this way----I know something is...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-19-2018
Replies: 9,248
Views: 924,498
Posted By jwc57
Didn't buy'em, but given to me by a co-worker....

Didn't buy'em, but given to me by a co-worker. Leica Photography magazines from the early fifties. Leica and Rollei hardbound manuals from the fifties. A binder with Nikon F and Nikkormat newsletters...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 01-22-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1,245
Posted By jwc57
Just a quick note. I have't forgotten this...

Just a quick note. I have't forgotten this thread. For some time I've felt weak and at times dizzy, just "off", and last Thursday had a cardiac event. I passed out at work and was rushed to the ER. I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-06-2017
Replies: 9,248
Views: 924,498
Posted By jwc57
Within the past three weeks---two Pentax...

Within the past three weeks---two Pentax Spotmatics. I haven't developed any film from the two as of yet, but the ergonomics...just the feeling of the Spotmatic in my hands....is enjoyable in...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 12-19-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 1,245
Posted By jwc57
I'll take some photos and post them. I had seen...

I'll take some photos and post them. I had seen the article mentioned, but I find it difficult to believe this poor camera is that rare. It has been sitting in a box in garage without climate...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 12-18-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 1,245
Posted By jwc57
Frank-six manual

Anyone have an idea on where I might find some instructions or a manual (prefer online) for a Frank-Six? Neighbor gave me this camera a couple of years ago and I've finally gotten around to checking...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-05-2015
Replies: 2,578
Views: 500,527
Posted By jwc57
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/34334/U34334I1446732877.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-27-2015
Replies: 9,248
Views: 924,498
Posted By jwc57
I love my XKs. I needed money earlier this year...

I love my XKs. I needed money earlier this year and sold my Pentax 645 (and lenses) to KEH. I was secretly thrilled that they told me they didn't want anything that was Minolta--even an XK.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 10-26-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 1,308
Posted By jwc57
Eastern NC area, except the wrecker. That is from...

Eastern NC area, except the wrecker. That is from Altamont Pass California taken in the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-10-2015
Replies: 165
Views: 15,062
Posted By jwc57
Bought new? A Pentax ME that replaced my college...

Bought new? A Pentax ME that replaced my college Chinon CS. I liked it at first, but within a few weeks, pieces began falling off: self-timer lever, rewind lever. I traded it back for a Olympus...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-09-2015
Replies: 165
Views: 15,062
Posted By jwc57
I think it is going to be this Minolta Maxxum 5xi...

I think it is going to be this Minolta Maxxum 5xi my daughter's work gave her, who then gave it to me. I have yet to buy a battery for it (too expensive just to see if and how the camera works). I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-01-2015
Replies: 90
Views: 5,048
Posted By jwc57
For the past few weeks: Canon 30D, 50 1.8, 100...

For the past few weeks: Canon 30D, 50 1.8, 100 2.8

(But I keep a Mamiya 645AF with an 80mm in the bag--just because).
Forum: RFF Polls 09-28-2015
Replies: 124
Views: 31,156
Posted By jwc57
I keep a monopod and a tripod in the car. I never...

I keep a monopod and a tripod in the car. I never used either much before, but I've made an earnest attempt to use one or the other whenever possible. I recall an article from Popular Photography (I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-25-2015
Replies: 2,578
Views: 500,527
Posted By jwc57
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

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Forum: Photography General Interest 05-05-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1,066
Posted By jwc57
A very good description. I'll use it Monday at...

A very good description. I'll use it Monday at the next meeting.

Thanks, JWC

Thinking about this tonight...it is as if no really knew why photographers preferred one film over another, or one paper...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-05-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1,066
Posted By jwc57
Thanks again. I asked for a couple of reasons....

Thanks again. I asked for a couple of reasons. This is the only photography/art forum I frequent. I stopped visiting others--the people here are knowledgeable, nice, and produce photographs I really...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-05-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1,066
Posted By jwc57
Thanks for the help so far. I tried last night to...

Thanks for the help so far. I tried last night to tell him that what we see from computers, have their origins in the darkroom...but he wasn't interested. When I get irritated my ears heat up and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-05-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1,066
Posted By jwc57
Help on photography show categories

Hopefully I've put this in the correct section of the forums. I'm on an art show committee and there was a rather heated disagreement between myself and an art teacher about photographs--and digital...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-05-2015
Replies: 54
Views: 3,944
Posted By jwc57
I've been in business for 16 years--and it will...

I've been in business for 16 years--and it will come to an end June 30th. I can not completely blame people doing freebies, but it is a large part of the drop in income the past two or three years....
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 01-20-2015
Replies: 37
Views: 6,139
Posted By jwc57
Interesting dilemma for both parties. I've been...

Interesting dilemma for both parties. I've been thinking about offering wedding photography again, but I want to do it my way--which isn't how it is done. You do what the client wants. Whether we're...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-17-2014
Replies: 80
Views: 6,735
Posted By jwc57
I love these discussions. I am on a local art...

I love these discussions. I am on a local art show committee and I cringe when they refer to me as one of the artist.

I upset some of my fellow members when I said, "The last thing this world needs...
Forum: Film vs Digital 10-24-2014
Replies: 280
Views: 33,120
Posted By jwc57
Good questions...but I was thinking that there is...

Good questions...but I was thinking that there is a market for medium format backs--Mamiya/Phase One, Pentax, and Hasselblad already are in it at the $15,000 to $40,000 range. The design can be...
Forum: Film vs Digital 10-24-2014
Replies: 280
Views: 33,120
Posted By jwc57
I always love reading these threads...always...

I always love reading these threads...always includes interesting perspectives.

My only addition is that I hope that Canon/Nikon/Pentax/Sony/Olympus will view the shrinking digital camera market as...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-19-2014
Replies: 2,539
Views: 315,924
Posted By jwc57
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/34334/U34334I1413747749.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 10-14-2014
Replies: 49
Views: 3,467
Posted By jwc57
Thanks for the mentions.

Thanks for the mentions.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-11-2014
Replies: 1,758
Views: 329,604
Posted By jwc57
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/34334/med_U34334I1412995472.SEQ.0.jpg

Olympus OM2n; 50mm 1.8 Foma 400 (Handheld F-stop unrecorded, shutter I think about 15)
Forum: Film vs Digital 10-09-2014
Replies: 65
Views: 12,104
Posted By jwc57
In the past few years, I've mostly moved back to...

In the past few years, I've mostly moved back to film from digital. I have also been trying to "transition" my portrait customers back to film...but honestly it is only me who really cares.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-08-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 815
Posted By jwc57
Nice surprise. I found two negatives from my...

Nice surprise.

I found two negatives from my college photo class in a book a couple of years ago. I had put some negatives in books at one time and thought they were all lost when my ex sold my...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-05-2014
Replies: 1,758
Views: 329,604
Posted By jwc57
Canon 30D with a 28-105 and a Cokin grad...

Canon 30D with a 28-105 and a Cokin grad filter.

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/34334/U34334I1412455797.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-02-2014
Replies: 292
Views: 16,217
Posted By jwc57
My favorite was the OM1 I bought in 1978 or 1979...

My favorite was the OM1 I bought in 1978 or 1979 at Kaufman Camera in the Bay Area. It was stolen in 1987. A nephew gave me an OM1 about ten years ago and that rekindled the Olympus relationship. I...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 09-24-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 5,056
Posted By jwc57
Thanks for the link. That reflects the struggle...

Thanks for the link. That reflects the struggle I've gone through the past two years. After looking back through years of slides and negatives, I realized that I have always had a style and vision, I...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-21-2014
Replies: 1,758
Views: 329,604
Posted By jwc57
Olympus OM2n 50mm, 1.8 ...

Olympus OM2n 50mm, 1.8

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/34334/med_U34334I1411339203.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-16-2014
Replies: 9,248
Views: 924,498
Posted By jwc57
The OM2n and the OMF arrived in good shape....

The OM2n and the OMF arrived in good shape. Actually the "new" OM2 is nicer than my current one. The foam is in great shape and I don't think I even need to replace the foam in either camera.

When I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-08-2014
Replies: 9,248
Views: 924,498
Posted By jwc57
I have a OM2n and a OMF (with some off-brand...

I have a OM2n and a OMF (with some off-brand lenses) on the way. They are bundled with a old Olympus leather/leather look-alike camera bag. $50 and change including shipping. Looked ok in the photos,...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-06-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 5,798
Posted By jwc57
At last year's town art show, I overheard part of...

At last year's town art show, I overheard part of a conversation between two judges. One was in charge of judging photography, the other painting, sculptor etc. The latter was saying that she...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 06-20-2014
Replies: 55
Views: 4,046
Posted By jwc57
Thanks Shac...and again to others for the input....

Thanks Shac...and again to others for the input. This might end up as one of my entries in this year's art show.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 06-17-2014
Replies: 55
Views: 4,046
Posted By jwc57
Thanks Ms. Creazzo and Leica M2 fan.

Thanks Ms. Creazzo and Leica M2 fan.
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 06-11-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 2,796
Posted By jwc57
My favorite: Bill Owen's Suburbia. I first saw it...

My favorite: Bill Owen's Suburbia. I first saw it at the Livermore Public Library in 1976 and fell in love with it.

The book I'd love to own is one I can not remember the name of. It was a small...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-25-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 3,233
Posted By jwc57
I ran a price calculator---$1.59 in 1980 (about...

I ran a price calculator---$1.59 in 1980 (about what I used to purchase film for back then) is about $4.57 today. Seems about right?
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-29-2014
Replies: 59
Views: 8,537
Posted By jwc57
We're way past paying retainers. This has been a...

We're way past paying retainers. This has been a three year struggle about rights and prints for images taken seven years ago. I had given them a quote back seven years ago for prints and they never...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-29-2014
Replies: 59
Views: 8,537
Posted By jwc57
I called this morning and left a message on the...

I called this morning and left a message on the interim manager's voice mail. He called and assured me that all photos have been removed and wants me to work up pricing for prints and continued use...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-29-2014
Replies: 59
Views: 8,537
Posted By jwc57
Received a letter today honoring my cease and...

Received a letter today honoring my cease and desist---they will take down photos from the website and the community building here in town. They stand by the idea that no other photos were...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-27-2014
Replies: 99
Views: 6,945
Posted By jwc57
I don't see #4 any longer. I've noticed that film...

I don't see #4 any longer. I've noticed that film cameras, especially 35mm, have jumped in price in the past few months. I've been priced out of the film camera market recently. I was just getting...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-03-2014
Replies: 3,801
Views: 319,606
Posted By jwc57
OM-2n with a 50mm and a 2x converter. In the bag...

OM-2n with a 50mm and a 2x converter. In the bag is a Olympus 35RC and a Olympus EPL-1.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-02-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 3,244
Posted By jwc57
In last year's annual art show in my town, there...

In last year's annual art show in my town, there wasn't one still life photograph that didn't fit the general nature category. They were all flowers, but that was probably due to the category being...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-02-2014
Replies: 59
Views: 8,537
Posted By jwc57
I was in the drug store today--which is owned by...

I was in the drug store today--which is owned by the mayor's brother. There above the pharmacy counter was one of the parade photos, about an 11x14. I asked where it came from and was told it was...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-30-2014
Replies: 54
Views: 5,049
Posted By jwc57
I'd have to say my Minolta XK's. A friend gave me...

I'd have to say my Minolta XK's. A friend gave me the first one when I still had my OM1--the XK was a camera his mother inlaw gave to his little family to record the grandkid. He didn't like it...
Forum: Film vs Digital 03-28-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 1,168
Posted By jwc57
I do the same Raw + Jpeg deal. I was talking to a...

I do the same Raw + Jpeg deal. I was talking to a someone I mentored and she is in art school now. They will only allow them to shoot jpeg. I told her the Raw + jpeg trick and she was going to start...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-28-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 941
Posted By jwc57
Does Amazon raise the percentages as the dollar...

Does Amazon raise the percentages as the dollar amount increases? And what are the percentages and the increments?
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-06-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 4,091
Posted By jwc57
I listen to a lot of jazz...so there are not...

I listen to a lot of jazz...so there are not always lyrics. But, I can see where a title can limit the experience. One of my favorite exercises in art class was when the teacher would put on Mozart...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-06-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 4,091
Posted By jwc57
For me, it is about what Chris101 stated. Even a...

For me, it is about what Chris101 stated. Even a piece of music warrants a title to help the musician convey his feelings at the time the piece was written. I feel the same about a photo. I like a...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 01-23-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,533
Posted By jwc57
I really like this. I started something similar...

I really like this. I started something similar last year and abandoned it. Maybe I should rethink it.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-17-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 816
Posted By jwc57
Here is Marin County, Ca: Marin County Parks ...

Here is Marin County, Ca:

Marin County Parks

Section 10.03.150 (http://www.largeformatphotography.info/photo-permits/PermitRegulations.htm#MarinCounty) of the Marin County Parks, Open...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-17-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 816
Posted By jwc57
I didn't think this was unusual. I remember...

I didn't think this was unusual. I remember reading that some Federal and/or state parks required permits.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 12-19-2013
Replies: 75
Views: 6,521
Posted By jwc57
I have a few of the hippie straps. I used them...

I have a few of the hippie straps. I used them in the 1970's and I'm still fond of them. I have one on my digital Pen, but I usually keep them on the Minolta Hi-Matic and Olympus 35RC. Scratches...
Forum: Olympus RF 12-15-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 2,339
Posted By jwc57
No guarantee it will work, but shopgoodwill has...

No guarantee it will work, but shopgoodwill has one now. Item 14978622
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-08-2013
Replies: 47
Views: 6,128
Posted By jwc57
I will thank you. Shooting different things,...

I will thank you. Shooting different things, seemingly at random, has really been an exploration of me and tests that take me out of my comfort zone.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-08-2013
Replies: 47
Views: 6,128
Posted By jwc57
Thanks for this thread. I've never written an...

Thanks for this thread.

I've never written an artist's statement. I started several times, but was confused by the statements of others. Chris and RichC have confirmed what I felt was correct. ...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-05-2013
Replies: 39
Views: 5,077
Posted By jwc57
I've been watching the film history documentary...

I've been watching the film history documentary on TCM the past ten weeks or so. It gave me some hope for film when Mr. Cousins, the documentary's maker, said he had been told that even digital...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-05-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 1,401
Posted By jwc57
I have realized that digital was about...

I have realized that digital was about convenience, never price. I do giggle when someone says they are dropping film and going digital because film is too expensive. In two years, the new camera...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-05-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 2,299
Posted By jwc57
I don't really know how to take this blog's...

I don't really know how to take this blog's criticism that the photo was used out of context by FN. Yes, the location is incorrect, but to suggest it isn't about religion is unfair. In the comments...
Forum: RFF Polls 12-05-2013
Replies: 61
Views: 5,521
Posted By jwc57
I have in the past. I stopped since I believed it...

I have in the past. I stopped since I believed it didn't make a difference--honestly based on what photographers here have said. I've since found out it does make a difference.

I'm revisiting the...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-04-2013
Replies: 59
Views: 8,537
Posted By jwc57
I'm well aware that I'm 99% at fault for not...

I'm well aware that I'm 99% at fault for not having a contract and a contract has always been required with clients...but I went to high school with the mayor and trusted him. Until the commercials...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-30-2013
Replies: 59
Views: 8,537
Posted By jwc57
The town manager has resigned to go to a bigger...

The town manager has resigned to go to a bigger town. Now I'll have to deal with someone new.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 11-26-2013
Replies: 81
Views: 11,673
Posted By jwc57
I'm working on LF...well, was working on LF. I...

I'm working on LF...well, was working on LF. I had some health problems this past year, including a herniated disc at C6/C7. I'm recovering from that surgery now.

I bought the darkroom equipment...
Forum: Film vs Digital 11-06-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 4,377
Posted By jwc57
I request profiles from the labs I use. The local...

I request profiles from the labs I use. The local lab doesn't have the information available. So, I asked what machine and models they use and got the profiles online. I can soft proof in Photoshop...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-23-2013
Replies: 59
Views: 8,537
Posted By jwc57
Thanks. I believe I'm going to print the two...

Thanks. I believe I'm going to print the two that are hanging in the community building. That building gets a lot of traffic, plus the Rotary Club meets there. The ones they have printed for...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-21-2013
Replies: 131
Views: 8,432
Posted By jwc57
This is the type of thread that keeps me coming...

This is the type of thread that keeps me coming back to RFF. What a interesting and great read.

I'm one that didn't know the names of photographers whose work I admired, and who influenced me,...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-20-2013
Replies: 59
Views: 8,537
Posted By jwc57
I'll update this thread when we finally reach an...

I'll update this thread when we finally reach an agreement. I am going to have prints made as Pioneer suggested (Thanks).
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-20-2013
Replies: 59
Views: 8,537
Posted By jwc57
I don't feel "grumbly" toward her at all. The...

I don't feel "grumbly" toward her at all. The reality is those photographers do affect business overall. By the time people have spent $65 with four different photographers, they are looking for the...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-20-2013
Replies: 59
Views: 8,537
Posted By jwc57
Well, according to Facebook "Likes" she is...

Well, according to Facebook "Likes" she is awesome...;). She is a nice girl and she is a hairstylist and sells "Pure Romance" products, besides photography. Women are the primary buyers of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-20-2013
Replies: 9,248
Views: 924,498
Posted By jwc57
Just got a Petri 7S Circle Eye....$11.84 with...

Just got a Petri 7S Circle Eye....$11.84 with shipping. Evidently it hasn't been used in decades. It still had a roll of Kodak color film inside of it that requires Process-22. It came with its case...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-20-2013
Replies: 59
Views: 8,537
Posted By jwc57
This unfortunately is closer to the truth than we...

This unfortunately is closer to the truth than we wish to admit. I mentored a high school student for a photography project who really didn't impress me at all. After graduation, she bought a D90...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-20-2013
Replies: 59
Views: 8,537
Posted By jwc57
Dangit Pioneer...that runs the risk of not only...

Dangit Pioneer...that runs the risk of not only making sense, but also making everyone happy.

I know what is hanging in the community building, but I'd have to guess at the size unless someone can...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-20-2013
Replies: 59
Views: 8,537
Posted By jwc57
While I think they are pretty good photographs, I...

While I think they are pretty good photographs, I think that might be a tad bit extreme.:)
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-20-2013
Replies: 59
Views: 8,537
Posted By jwc57
I appreciate the comments. I needed reassurance...

I appreciate the comments. I needed reassurance I was heading in the right direction as well as an idea of what to say and not to say.

As often as we tell part-timers and those just starting out...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-20-2013
Replies: 59
Views: 8,537
Posted By jwc57
I wouldn't call them thieves even if the title...

I wouldn't call them thieves even if the title fit. I have to live in this town..LOL.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-20-2013
Replies: 59
Views: 8,537
Posted By jwc57
The mayor asked me to do this; the manager and I...

The mayor asked me to do this; the manager and I met to make work out the details.

I honestly can't think of shoot where we didn't have a contract or payment up front since 1999...except for this...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-19-2013
Replies: 59
Views: 8,537
Posted By jwc57
Yeah, all they can say is "no". I'm thinking I...

Yeah, all they can say is "no". I'm thinking I can't do anything but negotiate for future uses and anything already used is just my loss. The idea they spent $90,000 on a seven minute video, but...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-19-2013
Replies: 59
Views: 8,537
Posted By jwc57
Wondering how you guys/girls would handle this...

In 2007, I was asked to shoot an event for my town. Our agreement was I'd waive my usual fees and the town would purchase poster-sized prints for display in the town hall.

I provided a low...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 09-17-2013
Replies: 74
Views: 7,905
Posted By jwc57
I've always preferred black and white, though for...

I've always preferred black and white, though for the longest time I couldn't say why. I'm still not 100% sure. My feeling is that in most color photos, the color is distracting and hardly ever...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-09-2013
Replies: 182
Views: 19,095
Posted By jwc57
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/34334/med_U34334I1348705344.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-05-2013
Replies: 59
Views: 6,247
Posted By jwc57
From the very first roll of film, first time ever...

From the very first roll of film, first time ever I used a camera. It was our first photography assignment for class. I was a student at Chabot in Hayward. Tri-X, Chinon CS, 50mm. This is the only...
Forum: Film vs Digital 05-30-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 2,299
Posted By jwc57
It seems that "boom boxes" have become...

It seems that "boom boxes" have become collectible, just like some film cameras.

This was on NPR a couple of years ago and is about the love of cassettes in the L.A. area....
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-24-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 2,676
Posted By jwc57
I've heard several people say they haven't sold...

I've heard several people say they haven't sold anything. On this forum or another, a sale was turned down because it was a film shot with grain. It didn't meet the "quality" requirements of...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-08-2013
Replies: 106
Views: 6,600
Posted By jwc57
When I was in high school, I wrote a story about...

When I was in high school, I wrote a story about a soldier lost in fog and smoke. I didn't name him, I didn't say he was American, British, Japanese, German, Italian, Korean, or Vietnamese. It was...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-07-2013
Replies: 106
Views: 6,600
Posted By jwc57
It is cheaper for me if we stick to philosophy. ...

It is cheaper for me if we stick to philosophy. I have too many bags now. Opinions are cheap.
:D
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-07-2013
Replies: 106
Views: 6,600
Posted By jwc57
I just like a good debate. Sometimes I actually...

I just like a good debate. Sometimes I actually learn something.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-07-2013
Replies: 106
Views: 6,600
Posted By jwc57
Isn't a story a narrative that does nothing more...

Isn't a story a narrative that does nothing more than describe an event or series of events......;)
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-07-2013
Replies: 106
Views: 6,600
Posted By jwc57
This made me wonder, is there a minimum number of...

This made me wonder, is there a minimum number of words or sentences for a story to be told? Can one sentence without commas tell a story? If more than one person is depicted in a photo, is that a...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-07-2013
Replies: 106
Views: 6,600
Posted By jwc57
This is fruitless. Winogrand said many things,...

This is fruitless. Winogrand said many things, including something to the effect that photography was a medium that described something. Yet, here we are told it has no narrative, so how does it...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-07-2013
Replies: 198
Views: 12,962
Posted By jwc57
I feel you are ignoring a very important point ...

I feel you are ignoring a very important point You feel like it is going in circles and I feel that you are missing an important element. Different people view a photograph, or what they get from a...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-07-2013
Replies: 198
Views: 12,962
Posted By jwc57
My photography teacher was a photographer for the...

My photography teacher was a photographer for the Oakland Tribune. He saw his photography as nothing more than something to support the story a writer was telling. I believed him, but came to...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-07-2013
Replies: 198
Views: 12,962
Posted By jwc57
I don't see it as nitpicking at all. I just...

I don't see it as nitpicking at all. I just finished Bates Lowry's "The Visual Experience; An Introduction to Art" and it seems to fit. You have someone describing a piece of sculptor as a moment...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-07-2013
Replies: 198
Views: 12,962
Posted By jwc57
Is this any picture or just photography? Does a...

Is this any picture or just photography? Does a painted mural tell a story though it is one picture? I was reading a description recently about a Rembrandt painting and the writer mentioned how the...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-06-2013
Replies: 198
Views: 12,962
Posted By jwc57
Another thing that comes to mind, after recently...

Another thing that comes to mind, after recently finishing a book by Bates Lowry, is that a sculptor or painter tells their story by using lines, light, and/or colors to lead the viewer through the...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-05-2013
Replies: 65
Views: 5,264
Posted By jwc57
That's a lot like me, but I tend not to get rid...

That's a lot like me, but I tend not to get rid of anything. I have cabinets full of HO scale locomotives and cars. I have shelves of vintage cameras and related items. I have three air-cooled...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-03-2013
Replies: 198
Views: 12,962
Posted By jwc57
Neither a movie or a narrative tells the whole...

Neither a movie or a narrative tells the whole story. If it did, we wouldn't have art courses that discuss the possible meanings the director or author was trying to convey. Some people will read...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-11-2013
Replies: 34
Views: 4,351
Posted By jwc57
I've thought about Etsy too, but I don't Paypal. ...

I've thought about Etsy too, but I don't Paypal. Squarespace looks like it would be easy to operate and inexpensive. I wonder how that would work since my domain names are held through GoDaddy.

A...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-09-2013
Replies: 55
Views: 3,932
Posted By jwc57
http://imageshack.us/a/img441/552/1132011shotgunho...

http://imageshack.us/a/img441/552/1132011shotgunhouse023n.jpg
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-08-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 3,229
Posted By jwc57
When I'm not feeling "inspired" I pick up one of...

When I'm not feeling "inspired" I pick up one of the old art books I buy from used book stores or Goodwill. I started out with a sketch pad and pencils. I don't know why I stopped. But, like...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-28-2013
Replies: 69
Views: 5,333
Posted By jwc57
When I shot weddings, I only asked folks to let...

When I shot weddings, I only asked folks to let me get my shots, then I'd step back and let them at it. I always left room at the end of the proof albums for the bride and groom to add photos guests...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-28-2013
Replies: 69
Views: 5,333
Posted By jwc57
While motives may differ, the end result is the...

While motives may differ, the end result is the same. The point was about another "business" undercutting prices to either establish their business with an advantage one doesn't enjoy. Either way,...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-28-2013
Replies: 69
Views: 5,333
Posted By jwc57
I wonder why many people think "competition is...

I wonder why many people think "competition is good" until Walmart comes to town?

In a way, Walmart does the same thing as a weekend "pro". Walmart offers the same quality (or good enough) goods...
Forum: RFF Polls 02-28-2013
Replies: 99
Views: 7,980
Posted By jwc57
The same here.

The same here.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 02-28-2013
Replies: 78
Views: 5,562
Posted By jwc57
That shot by Lynn is wonderful.

That shot by Lynn is wonderful.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-27-2013
Replies: 9,248
Views: 924,498
Posted By jwc57
Not bought, but my local camera store owner...

Not bought, but my local camera store owner called me to tell me he had a Polaroid back for a Mamiya 645AFD....for free. I bought two AF/D bodies from him last year. I have a freezer with FP100B...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-27-2013
Replies: 69
Views: 5,333
Posted By jwc57
Before I started up I ran into a guy that worked...

Before I started up I ran into a guy that worked for the IRS. It turned out he was an investigator. He was nice enough to bring me all the brochures and booklets from the IRS. I made sure I was...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-27-2013
Replies: 69
Views: 5,333
Posted By jwc57
Well, my experience is that of xray...but I'll...

Well, my experience is that of xray...but I'll admit that people do speak with their wallets. The problem is they do so, not necessarily because the quality is the same or better, but because the...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 02-12-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 15,970
Posted By jwc57
Not that it has any real bearing in this thread,...

Not that it has any real bearing in this thread, but to update...

The MUJ arrived today. I ran to the store and picked up a battery. I loaded film...then found out that ISO is determined by the...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 02-10-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 2,819
Posted By jwc57
For those interested in Pen F, check this...

For those interested in Pen F, check this out

http://www.shopgoodwill.com/viewItem.asp?ItemID=12458203
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 02-08-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 15,970
Posted By jwc57
Because of everyone praising the camera on this...

Because of everyone praising the camera on this site, I bought an Olympus MUJ-II. It was $3.00 plus $14.00 shipping. It came with a Canon FF35 Macro and a Nikon One Touch 2.8 P&S also. They just...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 02-08-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 15,970
Posted By jwc57
Thanks to the person who helped me delete a...

Thanks to the person who helped me delete a thread about this after I posted it in the 35mm section. I own one and don't use it enough to justify owning two. I don't own the 6x9 back, but I'll...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-08-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 2,147
Posted By jwc57
I'd ask also. In my family, one of my aunts has...

I'd ask also. In my family, one of my aunts has a photo she took of my grandfather in the viewing room, open casket, and surrounded by flowers. There is also a photo of him sleeping on the couch in...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-07-2013
Replies: 9,248
Views: 924,498
Posted By jwc57
OM-G for $13.00 plus shipping. Someone had...

OM-G for $13.00 plus shipping. Someone had dropped it and bent the top by the advance lever. Stupid thing still works though. I'll keep it for parts or use it when I want to take a camera...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-02-2013
Replies: 70
Views: 6,562
Posted By jwc57
I visited Keh looking at a Mamiya shift lens...

I visited Keh looking at a Mamiya shift lens several times in the past month or so. I was waiting to sell one of my VW's to cover the expense. When I checked last night, the lens was gone.

After...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-01-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 6,696
Posted By jwc57
I have a business (we're an photo studio, LLC)and...

I have a business (we're an photo studio, LLC)and I have cameras I need to weed out. I've thought about selling them here, but I don't do Paypal. (Horrible experiences in the past).

Could I use...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-31-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 3,117
Posted By jwc57
Chinon works okay. When I try Bronica S2, Leica...

Chinon works okay.

When I try Bronica S2, Leica M5 and Olympus OM-1 and OM-G I get the account suspended notice.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-30-2013
Replies: 9,248
Views: 924,498
Posted By jwc57
A SRT200 because I wanted the leather case it was...

A SRT200 because I wanted the leather case it was in, an Olympus OM-G and another Olympus 35RC. It is in really good shape, but could use new light seals.

I ended up buying the 35RC with a "lot"...
Forum: Off Topic 01-27-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 477
Posted By jwc57
I owned a 1964 VW camper. I wish I had bought a...

I owned a 1964 VW camper. I wish I had bought a Bay window camper when I could have gotten one new.

Others, almost any British sports cars, new or old. I remember riding in a Sunbeam Tiger that a...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-08-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,444
Posted By jwc57
The long waits are dependent on which Goodwill...

The long waits are dependent on which Goodwill outlet it is. Fingerlakes is slow and on "grab-bags" don't always send what is in the photo they provide. Fingerlakes also put a high "buy-it-now"...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-07-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,444
Posted By jwc57
Goodwill online is my "secret" place. I have...

Goodwill online is my "secret" place. I have recently realized it has now become an open secret. The prices for used gear has been steadily rising as more people get in on the act.

Deals can...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-21-2012
Replies: 562
Views: 100,407
Posted By jwc57
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/34334/U34334I1356141755.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-18-2012
Replies: 101
Views: 9,125
Posted By jwc57
Altamont Pass California circa...

Altamont Pass California circa 1984.http://imageshack.us/a/img824/9969/up6938.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-18-2012
Replies: 89
Views: 6,519
Posted By jwc57
I thought they were "sharing" site, not a storage...

I thought they were "sharing" site, not a storage site.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-18-2012
Replies: 51
Views: 3,998
Posted By jwc57
Pretty much why I stopped. I started at a time...

Pretty much why I stopped.


I started at a time when "photojournalistic" meant staying out of the day....not being part of the story. I feel that wedding photography today has become as much about...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-18-2012
Replies: 51
Views: 3,998
Posted By jwc57
I had a groom pass away before the couple got...

I had a groom pass away before the couple got their proofs and album. There really wasn't anything I thought special---it was one of my first NC weddings and it almost stopped me from ever doing...
Forum: RFF Polls 12-12-2012
Replies: 157
Views: 12,209
Posted By jwc57
Canon 5D and a 30D. I went with a Canon DSLR...

Canon 5D and a 30D. I went with a Canon DSLR because all my gear was based around Canon EOS film cameras.

I'd love to own a second 5D body (first version).
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 12-12-2012
Replies: 69
Views: 5,185
Posted By jwc57
Thanks Lynn. Another house I was going to...

Thanks Lynn.

Another house I was going to photograph burned. Probably arson. I do wish I had "borrowed" the metal glider that was on the front porch. I wanted to find the owner and ask about...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-28-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 3,507
Posted By jwc57
I might still have my parent's copy of the...

I might still have my parent's copy of the Tijuana Brass album.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-28-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 3,507
Posted By jwc57
Henry Diltz's album covers for CSN and America. ...

Henry Diltz's album covers for CSN and America. I watched "Under The Covers" a few years ago and found out who had been shooting my favorite albums and musicians.

The stories behind the photos were...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-28-2012
Replies: 845
Views: 144,606
Posted By jwc57
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/34334/U34334I1348705344.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-07-2012
Replies: 74
Views: 8,061
Posted By jwc57
I can't think of a profession that isn't also...

I can't think of a profession that isn't also someone's hobby....even the world's oldest profession.:D
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-07-2012
Replies: 74
Views: 8,061
Posted By jwc57
Bill...I assume you mean the activity of model...

Bill...I assume you mean the activity of model railroading, as in running the "railroad".

There are professional model railroad builders.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-06-2012
Replies: 9,248
Views: 924,498
Posted By jwc57
Besides the Olympus 35RC mentioned earlier...I...

Besides the Olympus 35RC mentioned earlier...I also picked up an OM10 and another OM1, plus a couple of Olympus lenses. A 135 3.5mm and another 50mm 1.8. $30.00 for both.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-25-2012
Replies: 64
Views: 10,134
Posted By jwc57
If people are willing to spend $14 to $35 for...

If people are willing to spend $14 to $35 for typewriter ribbon, there will be a market for film. Reading about the "comeback" of typewriters reminds me of some points made here at RFF about film...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-22-2012
Replies: 9,248
Views: 924,498
Posted By jwc57
An Olympus 35RC.

An Olympus 35RC.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 10-21-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 2,502
Posted By jwc57
Well, I've not checked my gallery lately....so I...

Well, I've not checked my gallery lately....so I see I'm guilty. My apologies.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-20-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 1,598
Posted By jwc57
I"m trying to sell my VWs on craigslist...get the...

I"m trying to sell my VWs on craigslist...get the same thing. All mine have been someone working "on an offshore oil rig" or "working overseas right now", and wants to buy the Bus for their "son"...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 10-11-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 5,471
Posted By jwc57
When my (now) wife refused to go out with me...

When my (now) wife refused to go out with me because I had been married twice before, I wrote a short story about a man and change. She agreed to go out with me and we have been married 24 years. ...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-07-2012
Replies: 64
Views: 10,134
Posted By jwc57
I think film, especially black & white, has...

I think film, especially black & white, has enough followers to remain in existence for some time. They stopped making air cooled Beetles in 2003, but I can still buy almost any part new for almost...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 10-06-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 3,942
Posted By jwc57
I haven't and wouldn't enter a contest that...

I haven't and wouldn't enter a contest that didn't require a physical print. And I get my prints back after the show, whether it wins something or not. If they needed to display it for a year,...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 10-05-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 3,942
Posted By jwc57
I enter two shows a year. Both support and...

I enter two shows a year. Both support and promote arts and artists in their respective towns. Both have an entrance fee, unless you're a student, kindergarten through high school.

I may be...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-01-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,971
Posted By jwc57
http://imageshack.us/a/img191/1893/hardware131defe...

http://imageshack.us/a/img191/1893/hardware131defectfourfr.jpg

The next frame after the shot of the cabbage plants, is the one previously posted...I believe. (There may be one between, but this...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-01-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,971
Posted By jwc57
It is just another one of those darkroom...

It is just another one of those darkroom mysteries. Posted is the final frame affected and I used it to show that the next frame wasn't affected. It is odd how part of the affected area appears...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-29-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,971
Posted By jwc57
I've done some google research. The closest...

I've done some google research. The closest examples that are similar in appearance to the photos I posted here cite film emulsion reticulation due to a sudden change in temperature during...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-28-2012
Replies: 934
Views: 230,423
Posted By jwc57
Thank you. This was shot at an outdoor market,...

Thank you. This was shot at an outdoor market, early morning. This is the first roll through this camera...for me anyway. I've owned it several years, but never used it. It was in with some...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-28-2012
Replies: 1,195
Views: 169,305
Posted By jwc57
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

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Minolta X370 with expired Arista Pro 400 (Nov 2000). This was at the site of a home built in the late 1890's or...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-27-2012
Replies: 934
Views: 230,423
Posted By jwc57
Voigtlander Superb. ...

Voigtlander Superb.

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Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-27-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,971
Posted By jwc57
I rechecked the filmstrip and, appearance-wise,...

I rechecked the filmstrip and, appearance-wise, the film appears normal. No adhesive residue, no damage to the emulsion, etc. I took the worst of the film and refixed, then washed it. Looking at...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-27-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,971
Posted By jwc57
Thanks. I've had film touch during processing,...

Thanks. I've had film touch during processing, but I hadn't seen this effect before.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-27-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,971
Posted By jwc57
Any idea what happened here?

Camera is a Mamiya 645AF with a 80mm lens. The film is Kodak 400TX. Developer was Diafine in a Paterson tank and reel. Fixer was Ilford. It only affects the first four photos. Each photo has the...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-26-2012
Replies: 1,025
Views: 158,606
Posted By jwc57
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/34334/U34334I1348338324.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-26-2012
Replies: 2,539
Views: 315,924
Posted By jwc57
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/34334/U34334I1348719105.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-26-2012
Replies: 46
Views: 6,554
Posted By jwc57
Someday I shall have one.

Someday I shall have one.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-26-2012
Replies: 46
Views: 6,554
Posted By jwc57
I feel your pain. I had decided to sell my...

I feel your pain. I had decided to sell my Voigtlander Superb and ran a roll to check it out and make sure it was okay before selling it. Now, I don't think I can bring myself to sell it, and I...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-25-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 3,821
Posted By jwc57
I love my XKs, though I admit that the one I use...

I love my XKs, though I admit that the one I use the most is the one I'm thinking about getting rid of, so don't think me a hypocrite if you read I sold it. I have a reserve.

The other was given to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-25-2012
Replies: 1
Views: 691
Posted By jwc57
I lost a couple of hundred "digital" negatives...

I lost a couple of hundred "digital" negatives when a some old CDs became unreadable. Sadly, the places I photographed have since been torn down. The Kodak and Fuji slides from 1979 up to I...
Forum: Film vs Digital 09-25-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 2,421
Posted By jwc57
Well, that's disappointing.

Well, that's disappointing.
Forum: Film vs Digital 09-25-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 2,421
Posted By jwc57
Has anyone tried the eco-friendly chemicals that...

Has anyone tried the eco-friendly chemicals that are available?
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 09-24-2012
Replies: 64
Views: 9,826
Posted By jwc57
I look forward to this thread every week.

I look forward to this thread every week.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-24-2012
Replies: 54
Views: 6,103
Posted By jwc57
I have a Canon 10D, a Elan 7 and a 28-135 lens I...

I have a Canon 10D, a Elan 7 and a 28-135 lens I loan to high school students I mentor for their senior project. I've never had someone actually ask to borrow a camera or lens in 35+years of...
Forum: Film vs Digital 09-20-2012
Replies: 139
Views: 28,448
Posted By jwc57
I evidently voted and never commented. Now I'm...

I evidently voted and never commented. Now I'm lost. I would guess about a year ago, I'd be the same as Chris here. Lately, the project I'm working has called for film, digital just didn't work, ...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-20-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,581
Posted By jwc57
I have always wondered about the story behind...

I have always wondered about the story behind this site. It is interesting in concept, especially the section on making 35mm glass plates for a SLR. The web address reads like it is a promotion...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-20-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 1,162
Posted By jwc57
Well, before I destroy it, I'll give Vuescan a...

Well, before I destroy it, I'll give Vuescan a shot. I am an old model railroader kit basher...I was kinda lookin' forward to some sawing and gluing though.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-19-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 1,162
Posted By jwc57
I should check into Vuescan. I assume they have...

I should check into Vuescan. I assume they have free trial periods like others? It was an okay scanner for its day. I'm thinking it would be decent with my 4x5 negatives.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-19-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 1,162
Posted By jwc57
Agfa T1200 DuoScan

I have a DuoScan and all the trays. I bought these new in 1998 or 1999. It operates through a SCSI card which I have installed still on a old Compaq computer with XP. (This set up was used with my...
Forum: Film vs Digital 09-19-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 2,220
Posted By jwc57
I have LPs, CDs, MP3s, digital cameras, camera...

I have LPs, CDs, MP3s, digital cameras, camera phones, 35mm cameras, medium format cameras, and large format cameras...whatever tool it takes to get the job done, I'm covered.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-19-2012
Replies: 1,086
Views: 229,813
Posted By jwc57
There could be more going on than we can be told....

There could be more going on than we can be told.

I was contracted to shoot a new electronic device for a company near me. The date kept being pushed back until almost six months went by. I had...
Forum: Film vs Digital 09-17-2012
Replies: 27
Views: 4,059
Posted By jwc57
I don't have a Leica, but on my 35mm cameras, I...

I don't have a Leica, but on my 35mm cameras, I have a habit of turning the rewind knob back slightly to feel that there is tension on it. I almost do it without thinking. It is something someone...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-13-2012
Replies: 9,248
Views: 924,498
Posted By jwc57
2-Mamiya AFDs, three backs, one insert, 80mm and...

2-Mamiya AFDs, three backs, one insert, 80mm and 150mm AF lenses, one Custom Bracket, one Stroboframe swivel bracket, Metz 70 MZ5 with two batteries (and charger) Mamiya flash modules. Somebody...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 09-12-2012
Replies: 60
Views: 6,745
Posted By jwc57
Thanks Lynn

Thanks Lynn
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-09-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 2,605
Posted By jwc57
I'm sitting here on a Sunday morning trying to...

I'm sitting here on a Sunday morning trying to talk myself out of buying a complete Mamiya AFD system---is it the right thing to do? Reading all the doom & gloom about film makes me think that...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-07-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 2,011
Posted By jwc57
Interesting read. I am making the switch from...

Interesting read.

I am making the switch from a Pentax 645MF to Mamiya 645AFD....probably Monday.

There were a couple of really tempting Mamiyas in the classifieds here, but my local camera...
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