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Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Days Ago
Replies: 90
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Posted By Ted Striker
Reduce the contrast by 90 to 95% and that's what...

Reduce the contrast by 90 to 95% and that's what my images looked like when processed according to instructions.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Days Ago
Replies: 90
Views: 3,381
Posted By Ted Striker
Well post #80 seems to indicate that I am not...

Well post #80 seems to indicate that I am not with it with regards to the current situation. Now I see that it's just a bunch of hot air.
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 3 Days Ago
Replies: 53
Views: 1,144
Posted By Ted Striker
I'm still running LR 5. I wonder if upgrading to...

I'm still running LR 5. I wonder if upgrading to LR6 will buy me anymore time with the lifetime license format.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Days Ago
Replies: 90
Views: 3,381
Posted By Ted Striker
I guess no one wants to answer my question.

I guess no one wants to answer my question.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Days Ago
Replies: 90
Views: 3,381
Posted By Ted Striker
Have they officially given up on E6 film? Is...

Have they officially given up on E6 film? Is that dead for sure?


Last I heard that E6 film was still their target.


They can't even make P30 so it makes sense that they would give up making E6...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Days Ago
Replies: 90
Views: 3,381
Posted By Ted Striker
Ferrania very much stated that they hoped that...

Ferrania very much stated that they hoped that people would NOT take P30 as their reward as again they clearly stated that E6 film was their goal.
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Days Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 289
Posted By Ted Striker
I used to think Chicago had awesome public...

I used to think Chicago had awesome public transit until I went to live overseas. Chicago has nothing compared to other countries. The only thing they exceed in is the smell of urine on the trains,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Days Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 289
Posted By Ted Striker
There's a Ford plant inside the city of Chicago.

There's a Ford plant inside the city of Chicago.
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 4 Days Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 594
Posted By Ted Striker
Unnecessary. A Mac is perfectly safe as long as...

Unnecessary. A Mac is perfectly safe as long as you are not installing unknown software. My Mac is on 24 x 7 and is connected to the interwebs. 100% safe and I run no special software for any...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Days Ago
Replies: 90
Views: 3,381
Posted By Ted Striker
Perhaps us kickstarters could be refunded our...

Perhaps us kickstarters could be refunded our money then.

OK, a pipe dream probably.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Days Ago
Replies: 90
Views: 3,381
Posted By Ted Striker
The whole original kickstarter was to bring back...

The whole original kickstarter was to bring back E6 film. P30 was never mentioned for several years at the beginning.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Days Ago
Replies: 90
Views: 3,381
Posted By Ted Striker
So with 2019 now out of the question, what are...

So with 2019 now out of the question, what are the odds that Film Ferannia can deliver their new E6 film in 2020? Will it happen next year or will we have to wait until 2021? I'm a backer worth 4...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Days Ago
Replies: 90
Views: 3,381
Posted By Ted Striker
Thrown away a long time ago, along with the 5...

Thrown away a long time ago, along with the 5 boxes of P30 I never shot. They were hopelessly unusable negatives so I tossed them.
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 4 Days Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 594
Posted By Ted Striker
I've been a Mac user since 1988 and have never,...

I've been a Mac user since 1988 and have never, repeat: NEVER run any virus security software nor ever been infected by any virus, malware, spyware, etc. Until your post today I have not thought...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Days Ago
Replies: 156
Views: 4,826
Posted By Ted Striker
I was able to buy a bulk load of Astia 220 just...

I was able to buy a bulk load of Astia 220 just before the film became unobtainable. So I had a lot of experience with what Astia (and Provia) looked like when the Fuji film simulations appeared. I...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 5 Days Ago
Replies: 53
Views: 1,144
Posted By Ted Striker
I have saved sooooo much money not subscribing to...

I have saved sooooo much money not subscribing to LR. I'm glad to see this version of macOS keeps that streak intact.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 5 Days Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 1,089
Posted By Ted Striker
Before I dropped the cash on the OpticFilm 120, I...

Before I dropped the cash on the OpticFilm 120, I had my 35mm negatives scanned by an Epson V750. Only super fine films like Neopan Acros look any good. ISO400 and up look awful. Once I had the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 5 Days Ago
Replies: 156
Views: 4,826
Posted By Ted Striker
It's real simple, they just aren't accurate. The...

It's real simple, they just aren't accurate. The digital "Velvia" is god awful. The real Velvia is a beautiful if overly saturated film. The film simulation looks painful it is so yellow.


Astia...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 5 Days Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 1,089
Posted By Ted Striker
"Sufficient" isn't maximized. It is merely...

"Sufficient" isn't maximized. It is merely sufficient; a much much lower threshold.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 5 Days Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 1,089
Posted By Ted Striker
All kinds of evidence. Just start with the spec...

All kinds of evidence. Just start with the spec sheet and work from there. The multiple exposure mode on the OpticFilm 120 allows for some nicely expanded dynamic range, mostly in the dark spots of...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 5 Days Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 1,089
Posted By Ted Striker
I dont want sufficient, I want excellence when it...

I dont want sufficient, I want excellence when it comes to my scans. My MF cameras cost $2,000 and $3800 each. A dedicated 120 film scanner absolutely destroys the results of an Epson. It's not...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 5 Days Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 1,089
Posted By Ted Striker
Unfortunately, the OpticFilm 120 is now out of...

Unfortunately, the OpticFilm 120 is now out of production. The replacement model is just vaporware.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 6 Days Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 1,089
Posted By Ted Striker
I scan 35mm, 6 x 4.5, 6 x 7, and 6 x 9 negatives...

I scan 35mm, 6 x 4.5, 6 x 7, and 6 x 9 negatives using my Plustek OpticFilm 120. If you can handle the god awful SilverFast software, it's an excellent scanner.
Forum: Photography General Interest 6 Days Ago
Replies: 156
Views: 4,826
Posted By Ted Striker
Fuji's "film simulations" are hilarious. In...

Fuji's "film simulations" are hilarious. In every case, they are 100% totally unrelated to the film that they are supposed to be simulating. At least Acros is a monochrome simulations. After that...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 1 Week Ago
Replies: 53
Views: 1,144
Posted By Ted Striker
How can Apple drop the Mojave installer when that...

How can Apple drop the Mojave installer when that is the final version of the OS that some Macs can use? What if they need to re-install for some technical reason?
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 156
Views: 4,826
Posted By Ted Striker
Excellent point. I'll take a real Mellotron over...

Excellent point. I'll take a real Mellotron over a digital recreation. The digital versions have the life sucked out of them. Same with a Fender Rhodes.
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 1 Week Ago
Replies: 53
Views: 1,144
Posted By Ted Striker
I'll stop updating macOS if it breaks LR. That's...

I'll stop updating macOS if it breaks LR. That's far more important to me than any of the "features" that Apple brings to the Mac.
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 156
Views: 4,826
Posted By Ted Striker
Exactly. Film images have tremendous character...

Exactly. Film images have tremendous character that is utterly absent from a digital image. That's why we see 60 or more "film simulation" plugins that try to goose up the sterile digital images. ...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 156
Views: 4,826
Posted By Ted Striker
There arent a lot of framing options when you are...

There arent a lot of framing options when you are photographing at a concert or night club. You have certain limitations that keep you in your place and so executing the shot, documenting the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 156
Views: 4,826
Posted By Ted Striker
For me, that's the whole appeal of film: that...

For me, that's the whole appeal of film: that making the great shot is more difficult, challenging, and requires skill. With today's digital cameras you can just up the ISO to 12800 or higher and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 156
Views: 4,826
Posted By Ted Striker
Let's be clear here, I didnt take that shot! I'm...

Let's be clear here, I didnt take that shot! I'm just cherry picking classic rock photographs to point out that great images were made in these environments with film.
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 156
Views: 4,826
Posted By Ted Striker
https://townsquare.media/site/295/files/2017/07/13...

https://townsquare.media/site/295/files/2017/07/13-Jimi-Hendrix-Evening-Standard-Hulton-Archive.jpg?w=980&q=75
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 90
Views: 3,381
Posted By Ted Striker
Agreed. Great lost films.

Agreed. Great lost films.
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 156
Views: 4,826
Posted By Ted Striker
You're lucky. Our Walgreens dropped film...

You're lucky. Our Walgreens dropped film processing years ago. Costco too. Every lab except for one that I know of has closed up shop recently. And even the one lab remaining hardly has any...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 156
Views: 4,826
Posted By Ted Striker
https://www.rollingstone.com/wp-content/uploads/20...

https://www.rollingstone.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/led-zep-vs-rolling-stone.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 90
Views: 3,381
Posted By Ted Striker
It shoots Acros just fine.

It shoots Acros just fine.
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 156
Views: 4,826
Posted By Ted Striker
Well, if you don't have the skills, then yes film...

Well, if you don't have the skills, then yes film is useless. Others, who have the technical chops can make fantastic images at concerts. I've seen thousands of great concert images, all shot on...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 90
Views: 3,381
Posted By Ted Striker
Exactly. All this "it's a contrasty film" is...

Exactly. All this "it's a contrasty film" is just hyperbole. The film was never intended to be as such. Previous versions of P30 were not so contrasty.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 90
Views: 3,381
Posted By Ted Striker
It was the most unique B&W film I ever shot too. ...

It was the most unique B&W film I ever shot too. 99% of the image was missing from the final product! I could only make out the very faintest image after developing. It was like looking at the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 90
Views: 3,381
Posted By Ted Striker
I had virtually no image on my negatives when...

I had virtually no image on my negatives when exposed at ISO 80. ISO 25 would have been better but my guess is that this film needs ISO 8 to truly burn an image in. At ISO 80 the results were...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 1,126
Posted By Ted Striker
Doing well? GM is now on its 3rd week of a...

Doing well? GM is now on its 3rd week of a strike and one of the largest plants in the US (Lordstown) shut down. That facility was massive in size.

I would hardly call the US auto industry doing...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 90
Views: 3,381
Posted By Ted Striker
P30 is an awful film. I bought five rolls of the...

P30 is an awful film. I bought five rolls of the stuff and the results from the first roll were so unusable that I just tossed the rest. Not even remotely a finished product.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 90
Views: 3,381
Posted By Ted Striker
Do they even update anymore?

Do they even update anymore?
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 1,126
Posted By Ted Striker
WHat? That's the very definition of a Ponzi...

WHat? That's the very definition of a Ponzi scheme!



A Ponzi scheme (/ˈpɒnzi/ (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:IPA/English), Italian: [ˈpontsi]...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 1,660
Posted By Ted Striker
Fujifilm outsourced all their last batch of film...

Fujifilm outsourced all their last batch of film cameras to Cosina. They can't build them by themselves anymore it seems.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 1,660
Posted By Ted Striker
LOL! Yeah, out of touch. About $12 USD where...

LOL! Yeah, out of touch.


About $12 USD where I'm at to buy and develop a roll of film. Even cheaper if you do it yourself. Film costs to me are trivial. I buy and shoot as much as I want,...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 1,660
Posted By Ted Striker
Odd. My GF670 has been all over the world, and...

Odd. My GF670 has been all over the world, and has shot over 1,000 rolls of film without so much as a problem. I never take special precautions with the camera, just toss it into the bag and grab...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 1,660
Posted By Ted Striker
Ridiculous. Film, aside from E6, is not even...

Ridiculous. Film, aside from E6, is not even remotely expensive. The cost of film is so minor on my outings that I dont even consider it. Yeah, if you are an E6 shooter, you pay a lot, but hardly...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 1,126
Posted By Ted Striker
Sounds like Detroit, which was annihilated by the...

Sounds like Detroit, which was annihilated by the decline of the auto industry. Cities should work night and day to be as diverse as possible to avoid consequences like this. No one thought that GM...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 1,126
Posted By Ted Striker
Yes, very true. It's almost hard to imagine but...

Yes, very true. It's almost hard to imagine but not that long ago Eastman Kodak was a Dow 30 component and had a market cap in the billions of dollars. Today, EK has long ago been dropped as a Dow...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 1,126
Posted By Ted Striker
Thank you very much for the updated information. ...

Thank you very much for the updated information. It sounds like much as gone on behind the scenes and will continue for the near future.


On another note, I love the British English use of the word...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 1,126
Posted By Ted Striker
Kodak Alaris Sale

For whatever reason yesterday I recalled the huge story at the beginning of the year when Kodak Alaris announced that they were shopping around the film/paper part of their business, trying to sell...
Forum: Fuji X Series 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 125
Views: 2,909
Posted By Ted Striker
You do know that one can turn off the rear...

You do know that one can turn off the rear display on an X Pro 2 don't you? That camera met both needs.



The X Pro 3 does not.
Forum: Fuji X Series 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 125
Views: 2,909
Posted By Ted Striker
It's real simple. WIth the X Pro 2, after one...

It's real simple. WIth the X Pro 2, after one takes a shot, one can pause and review it on the back screen, without any need to use one's hands. With the X Pro 3, that is impossible. You have to...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 831
Posted By Ted Striker
That's a crazy price difference. I strongly...

That's a crazy price difference. I strongly prefer Ilford films but would not hesitate to use TMAX 400 in 35mm size (no kodak paper issues).

Hard to see how Ilford competes with a nearly 40%...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 3,221
Posted By Ted Striker
Nonsense. The Klasse was $400 when it was in...

Nonsense. The Klasse was $400 when it was in production. That's an excellent price and one I would pay EASILY if still available. The lens on the Klasse cameras was top notch and the build quality...
Forum: Fuji X Series 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 125
Views: 2,909
Posted By Ted Striker
Just like the X-H1.

Just like the X-H1.
Forum: Fuji X Series 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 125
Views: 2,909
Posted By Ted Striker
Ignoring the preferences of your customer base is...

Ignoring the preferences of your customer base is often an excellent strategy to boosting sales. Not.






Seriously? You can't see that taking away the back screen would affect users who...
Forum: Fuji X Series 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 125
Views: 2,909
Posted By Ted Striker
No argument there! I'd be all over a new Klasse...

No argument there! I'd be all over a new Klasse camera from Fujifilm. Sadly, Fujifilm isnt interested in that.
Forum: Fuji X Series 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 125
Views: 2,909
Posted By Ted Striker
You are free to not use buttons if that is your...

You are free to not use buttons if that is your preference. Those who want to use them no longer have any option. You advocate for less choice for users? Fascinating.
Forum: Fuji X Series 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 125
Views: 2,909
Posted By Ted Striker
Yes I have used an X Pro 1 and own an X100. I'm...

Yes I have used an X Pro 1 and own an X100. I'm aware that chimping is possible through the viewfinder. The current sh!tstorm over this camera shows that the vast majority of people find this an...
Forum: Fuji X Series 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 125
Views: 2,909
Posted By Ted Striker
For the other 99.9% of photographers, they will...

For the other 99.9% of photographers, they will want to chimp and find that they can't if they are so unlucky as to have an X-Pro 3.
Forum: Fuji X Series 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 125
Views: 2,909
Posted By Ted Striker
That should be your choice. With this camera,...

That should be your choice. With this camera, Fujifilm takes away that choice from you. And you get nothing in return.



An epic fail by Fujifilm.
Forum: Fuji X Series 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 125
Views: 2,909
Posted By Ted Striker
Basic chimping can't be done with this camera. ...

Basic chimping can't be done with this camera. Everyone laughs and mocks chimping but it is a fact to anyone who has watched someone with a digital camera: 99% of the time they take the shot and...
Forum: Fuji X Series 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 125
Views: 2,909
Posted By Ted Striker
It cannot be used as an X Pro 2.

It cannot be used as an X Pro 2.
Forum: Fuji X Series 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 125
Views: 2,909
Posted By Ted Striker
Exactly. This camera is just embarrassing. ...

Exactly. This camera is just embarrassing. There is no reason at all to be designed this way except as a transparent gimmick.
Forum: Fuji X Series 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 125
Views: 2,909
Posted By Ted Striker
The X Pro 3 is a substantially less capable...

The X Pro 3 is a substantially less capable camera compared to the 2, hence all the virulent outrage you see across forums.
Forum: Fuji X Series 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 125
Views: 2,909
Posted By Ted Striker
It is very odd that the 3rd generation of a...

It is very odd that the 3rd generation of a camera becomes substantially less usable than the 2nd. That's the primary complaint I see. It is a very justified position IMO.
Forum: Fuji X Series 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 125
Views: 2,909
Posted By Ted Striker
Plenty, if not most of the comments I am reading...

Plenty, if not most of the comments I am reading are from current X Pro 2 owners who are writing off the X Pro 3. So your comment does not match the facts.
Forum: Fuji X Series 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 125
Views: 2,909
Posted By Ted Striker
An absolutely epic fail by Fujifilm. I dont...

An absolutely epic fail by Fujifilm. I dont think I've ever seen a newly announced camera get so many negative responses (seen on Fujirumors and DPR).



I dont know what Fujifilm was smoking when...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 107
Views: 4,233
Posted By Ted Striker
My HC-110 bottle is down to its last 100 mls or...

My HC-110 bottle is down to its last 100 mls or so and is so dark red as to be almost like a strawberry syrup. Further, there are large amounts of solid chunks in the syrup. It looks like old used...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 107
Views: 4,233
Posted By Ted Striker
Without evidence, none of this can be proved. If...

Without evidence, none of this can be proved. If the bottle were to collapse due to a pressure change (oxygen consumed), that would be clear evidence that a major oxidation reaction was occurring.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 107
Views: 4,233
Posted By Ted Striker
My bottle of HC-110 was not opened for 12 months....

My bottle of HC-110 was not opened for 12 months. I only just developed my first film of the year a few weeks ago. The structure of the bottle was unchanged, nor was there a vacuum release sound...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 107
Views: 4,233
Posted By Ted Striker
Clearly not? Nope. Clearly you can't read. If...

Clearly not? Nope. Clearly you can't read. If you were carefully reading, you'd notice that I have posted what I *thought* is going on in HC-110. Re-read post 86 and try again. I stated VERY...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 107
Views: 4,233
Posted By Ted Striker
You are, again, incorrect. I dont say what is...

You are, again, incorrect. I dont say what is happening because I dont have real knowledge about the results of the various reactions. Chemists don't guess. They analyze data. My bottle of HC-110...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 107
Views: 4,233
Posted By Ted Striker
I never said that.

I never said that.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 107
Views: 4,233
Posted By Ted Striker
Again, for the 3rd time, there is no evidence...

Again, for the 3rd time, there is no evidence whatsoever of oxidation. If oxidation were happening, oxygen would be consumed. Oxygen is a VERY reactive chemical and if the contents of HC-110 were...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,153
Posted By Ted Striker
B & H also takes returns so if you are unhappy...

B & H also takes returns so if you are unhappy with what you got, send it back.


I have never purchased a camera that came with zero shots, from anyone, so I doubt B & H is unique in that area.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 107
Views: 4,233
Posted By Ted Striker
I have been using HC-110 for over a decade now...

I have been using HC-110 for over a decade now and have never seen the slightest evidence that they collapse due to internal lack of pressure.



Nor have I heard, until your post, anyone state...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 107
Views: 4,233
Posted By Ted Striker
I'm a graduate degreed chemist with just shy of...

I'm a graduate degreed chemist with just shy of 30 years of industrial experience.


Yes, oxidation can happen in the absence of oxygen. However, if oxygen IS present (which it will be in an HC-110...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 107
Views: 4,233
Posted By Ted Striker
HC-110's formula has no water in it. The absence...

HC-110's formula has no water in it. The absence of water often prevents many chemical reactions from happening. Once the bottle has been opened, air gets into it. This air contains moisture and...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 107
Views: 4,233
Posted By Ted Striker
HC-110 does not oxidize. If it did, the bottles...

HC-110 does not oxidize. If it did, the bottles would be compressed over time due to the consumption of the oxygen inside the bottles. I have had many many HC-110 bottles radically change color...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 107
Views: 4,233
Posted By Ted Striker
Your bottle will get uglier and uglier as time...

Your bottle will get uglier and uglier as time moves on. Chunks will appear in the fluid and the color will turn dark red. No worries! It does not matter. The developer will work just fine. ...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,153
Posted By Ted Striker
I used to love going to camera stores and record...

I used to love going to camera stores and record stores, but they are all gone now. Every last one of them in my area.
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,153
Posted By Ted Striker
That won't work with any camera with a shot...

That won't work with any camera with a shot counter.
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 09-07-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 720
Posted By Ted Striker
It's a fun lens for...

It's a fun lens for sure.

http://live.staticflickr.com/4869/44978217674_c7ab43b676_b.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-04-2019
Replies: 409
Views: 31,235
Posted By Ted Striker
Most excellent!

Most excellent!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-04-2019
Replies: 409
Views: 31,235
Posted By Ted Striker
Thank you very much. That photo was taken in...

Thank you very much. That photo was taken in Chicago.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-04-2019
Replies: 409
Views: 31,235
Posted By Ted Striker
http://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48668017452_f36...

http://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48668017452_f361f572df_b.jpg
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 09-01-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 383
Posted By Ted Striker
Fujifilm GF670. The shutter is simply inaudible....

Fujifilm GF670. The shutter is simply inaudible. If that is your key criteria, consider that camera. A folder just like the Plaubel is.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-31-2019
Replies: 107
Views: 4,233
Posted By Ted Striker
Well, I bought another liter of the old Kodak...

Well, I bought another liter of the old Kodak HC-110. I have two and a half liters of the stuff now and will be good for many, many years. Probably my final Kodak purchase ever, as HC-110 has been...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-28-2019
Replies: 107
Views: 4,233
Posted By Ted Striker
You are welcome. I wish I had better news.

You are welcome. I wish I had better news.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-27-2019
Replies: 107
Views: 4,233
Posted By Ted Striker
It is still very shocking that Kodak has...

It is still very shocking that Kodak has discontinued HC-110. Some things you think will be around forever. As soon as you think that, then it's gone.


The new formula is NOT HC-110, no matter...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 08-20-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 9,277
Posted By Ted Striker
Still no sign of a new, improved OpticFilm 120.

Still no sign of a new, improved OpticFilm 120.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-20-2019
Replies: 74
Views: 3,208
Posted By Ted Striker
Not even a little bit.

Not even a little bit.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-19-2019
Replies: 74
Views: 3,208
Posted By Ted Striker
I have enough Acros in the freezer to last...

I have enough Acros in the freezer to last decades, so I stopped buying film.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-19-2019
Replies: 169
Views: 6,084
Posted By Ted Striker
Perfect shot. Frame worthy! C200's color is...

Perfect shot. Frame worthy! C200's color is unbeaten.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-19-2019
Replies: 107
Views: 4,233
Posted By Ted Striker
Glycols and water are not automatically...

Glycols and water are not automatically interchangeable. They may both be solvents, but they do not have the same qualities.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-19-2019
Replies: 60
Views: 2,481
Posted By Ted Striker
Heard this many times, for much more normal...

Heard this many times, for much more normal cameras than a Rollei. It's a true sign of how poorly the film industry markets their products when the average consumer has no idea that film even exists...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-19-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 3,322
Posted By Ted Striker
This film is out of stock at both B & H and...

This film is out of stock at both B & H and Freestyle with a note that none is expected until 2020. *** kind of film is this that can't be made until 2020?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-19-2019
Replies: 107
Views: 4,233
Posted By Ted Striker
Oxidation occurs very easily in a non aqueous...

Oxidation occurs very easily in a non aqueous environment. I can see HC-110 start oxidizing very shortly after the bottle has been opened the first time. What the absence of water does is prevent...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-18-2019
Replies: 107
Views: 4,233
Posted By Ted Striker
I spent several summers of my youth at Elkhart...

I spent several summers of my youth at Elkhart Lake. One of my all time favorite photos was shot in turn 5 at Road America at an Indy Car race. I sure wish I had the negative to that shot! That...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-18-2019
Replies: 107
Views: 4,233
Posted By Ted Striker
Nope, I dont store my HC-110 in the fridge. It's...

Nope, I dont store my HC-110 in the fridge. It's in the basement, near all my tanks and reels. It is almost as dark and thick as blood now. Truly a vile liquid, I was scared to use it this weekend...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-18-2019
Replies: 107
Views: 4,233
Posted By Ted Striker
How long does it take you to go through a liter?

How long does it take you to go through a liter?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-18-2019
Replies: 107
Views: 4,233
Posted By Ted Striker
I'm on pace to shoot up to 8 rolls of film this...

I'm on pace to shoot up to 8 rolls of film this year. In past years I'd run out and buy a few liters of HC-110, but with this new pace of shooting, I think my unopened liter will last me several...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-18-2019
Replies: 107
Views: 4,233
Posted By Ted Striker
That must be nasty looking stuff. My 2 year old...

That must be nasty looking stuff. My 2 year old bottle is half gelatinous, and so dark red that dilution E (1:48) is still a dark brownish liquid.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-18-2019
Replies: 107
Views: 4,233
Posted By Ted Striker
You are very welcome.

You are very welcome.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-18-2019
Replies: 107
Views: 4,233
Posted By Ted Striker
Depends on the film and dilution. Using dilution...

Depends on the film and dilution. Using dilution E and Acros, I can process just shy of 100 rolls of film with 1 liter.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-18-2019
Replies: 107
Views: 4,233
Posted By Ted Striker
Sadly, they are not here.

Sadly, they are not here.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-18-2019
Replies: 107
Views: 4,233
Posted By Ted Striker
REACH is not new. It's been around for a long...

REACH is not new. It's been around for a long time. The old formula would have had to have been REACH registered to be sold in the EU. The new formula would obviously have to be REACH registered. ...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 08-18-2019
Replies: 407
Views: 156,572
Posted By Ted Striker
160NS is nowhere near that saturated! I've shot...

160NS is nowhere near that saturated! I've shot a ton of that film in the past and they never looked like that.

Agreed, these are all great shots. My comments above are only on the color.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-18-2019
Replies: 107
Views: 4,233
Posted By Ted Striker
D-76 too. All of these Kodak chemicals now have...

D-76 too. All of these Kodak chemicals now have 2019 version formulations. Seems that there has been a wholesale move away from Tetanal.

I'm not sure why D-76's formula would need to change.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 08-18-2019
Replies: 407
Views: 156,572
Posted By Ted Striker
What film are you shooting Gcap?

What film are you shooting Gcap?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-18-2019
Replies: 107
Views: 4,233
Posted By Ted Striker
My understanding is that the old formula is made...

My understanding is that the old formula is made in Germany. Look for that.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-18-2019
Replies: 107
Views: 4,233
Posted By Ted Striker
Seems that this change to HC-110 is not alone. ...

Seems that this change to HC-110 is not alone. Dektol and XTOL now have 2019 versions. Reading further production is also moving back to the US.

This must be related to the Tetanal bankruptcy. ...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 08-18-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 826
Posted By Ted Striker
No battery drain issue in my experience. Mine...

No battery drain issue in my experience. Mine have been flawless for 5 years or so. Two more stunning lenses are hard to imagine. Incredible contrast with near total sharpness, all the way until...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-18-2019
Replies: 107
Views: 4,233
Posted By Ted Striker
Absolutely. HC-110's legendary shelf life was...

Absolutely. HC-110's legendary shelf life was due to its total lack of water. It is no longer a water free product and so shelf life will be dramatically lower. The presence of water allows for...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 08-17-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 826
Posted By Ted Striker
I've got both of them. :D Seeing how bellows...

I've got both of them. :D

Seeing how bellows are being replaced in cameras from the 1930's and 1940's, I dont see any issues replacing a bellows from a more modern camera.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-17-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 3,118
Posted By Ted Striker
I share your concerns. Some companies do survive...

I share your concerns. Some companies do survive Ch. 11. GM and Chrysler both went bankrupt and survived, as did several airlines. The problem with Kodak is that they have not solved the problem...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-17-2019
Replies: 107
Views: 4,233
Posted By Ted Striker
You are very welcome.

You are very welcome.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-17-2019
Replies: 107
Views: 4,233
Posted By Ted Striker
My current opened bottle of HC-110 is many years...

My current opened bottle of HC-110 is many years old. It is extremely dark red and semi gelatinous. I used it to develop 2 rolls of Neopan Acros today. It was, as usual, 100% spot on. This...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 08-17-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 826
Posted By Ted Striker
I kick myself all the time for not buying Fuji's...

I kick myself all the time for not buying Fuji's Klasse S and W cameras. Those used to be $400. Now they are $900 or more. Sigh....
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 08-17-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 826
Posted By Ted Striker
I've shot hundreds upon hundreds of film in my...

I've shot hundreds upon hundreds of film in my GF670. One single roll was shot at 6 x 6. I never got into that part of the camera.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 08-17-2019
Replies: 532
Views: 41,077
Posted By Ted Striker
Weird, I just post a link of my photo and then...

Weird, I just post a link of my photo and then it's here. Never thought it was hard.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-17-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 3,118
Posted By Ted Striker
Actually, Kodak's stock price can affect it's...

Actually, Kodak's stock price can affect it's future. Should Kodak fall below $1/share, it will be delisted from the NYSE and then be forced to trade on the pink sheets. The vast majority of Kodak...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-17-2019
Replies: 107
Views: 4,233
Posted By Ted Striker
Reformulated: Kodak HC-110

If you look at B & H's web site, you'll see that there's a new entry under HC-110. Now labeled "New Formula" it appears in 2019 Kodak has made a very substantial change to the HC-110 formula. So...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 08-16-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 826
Posted By Ted Striker
Fujifilm GF670

Wow, these cameras have gone up in value. I bought mine brand new for $1600. Seems that they sell used for well over $2000 now, sometimes even much higher. Wish I bought the second one that I was...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-15-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 3,118
Posted By Ted Striker
Maybe this thread helped. Buyers moved in and...

Maybe this thread helped. Buyers moved in and Kodak's stock moved up in today's trading. Only a few percent, but it's a start!

If you REALLY believe in Kodak's future, now is the time to buy...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-15-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 3,118
Posted By Ted Striker
Eastman Kodak makes ALL Kodak branded film. ...

Eastman Kodak makes ALL Kodak branded film. Every last drop of it.


Kodak Alaris sells still film (not motion picture film) made by Eastman Kodak.


Kodak Alaris is not the topic of this...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-15-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 3,118
Posted By Ted Striker
This thread is about Kodak's financials. If you...

This thread is about Kodak's financials. If you are not interested in that, may I suggest you not read it? I am contributing to a thread started by another user.


Posting my photos from Asia does...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-15-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 3,118
Posted By Ted Striker
Well, even when I do shoot film, it's not Kodak. ...

Well, even when I do shoot film, it's not Kodak. So my lack of production isnt an influence on Kodak's fortunes.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-15-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 3,118
Posted By Ted Striker
Kodak has already gone bankrupt once. Today's...

Kodak has already gone bankrupt once. Today's first trade with Kodak shows the losses are not yet over, now down -2%. Weekly losses now exceed -22%. That is a massive drop in shareholder value. ...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-14-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 3,118
Posted By Ted Striker
I used to shoot 400-500 rolls of film per year...

I used to shoot 400-500 rolls of film per year when I lived in Asia. This year so far, I have shot 4 rolls of film.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-14-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 3,118
Posted By Ted Striker
Very true. There are dark clouds on the horizon...

Very true. There are dark clouds on the horizon so defensive positions are being taken. The strong will survive and eventually repair their damage. But some dont make it and with Kodak falling...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-14-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 3,118
Posted By Ted Striker
Unlike most of the market, Kodak did not bounce...

Unlike most of the market, Kodak did not bounce yesterday, instead falling -3%. Today, with the market crashing, Kodak is down another -3.5%, breaking through the $2/share support level. This key...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-14-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 3,118
Posted By Ted Striker
You are correct. That division lost only 2...

You are correct. That division lost only 2 million dollars last quarter compared to 5 million the prior year. My mistake. I misread the report.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-13-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 3,118
Posted By Ted Striker
You need to spend more than 2 minutes reading...

You need to spend more than 2 minutes reading this report. It is far from "good". As another poster mentioned, Kodak's "profit" comes from selling off its most profitable division. Kodak is now a...
Forum: Film vs Digital 08-10-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 759
Posted By Ted Striker
I was going to chime in with the same answer. ...

I was going to chime in with the same answer. Images from the Fuji S3 & S5 Pro cameras have a very unique look. Nothing else like it. That was one amazing sensor. One wonders what it would be...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 07-31-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 678
Posted By Ted Striker
Silverfast has to be one of the worst pieces of...

Silverfast has to be one of the worst pieces of software ever written. It is an appalling pile of garbage that literally ruins the scanning experience.


You can do bulk scans, but I can't recall...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-30-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 914
Posted By Ted Striker
Interesting idea. Thank you. I develop b&w film...

Interesting idea. Thank you. I develop b&w film all the time.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-29-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,290
Posted By Ted Striker
I stopped shooting Kodak film in 120 size years...

I stopped shooting Kodak film in 120 size years ago, but I have always had issues with sealing their film even back then before I dropped them. The stickers would constantly detach from the film...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-29-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 914
Posted By Ted Striker
I did the same thing. Bought a set of C41...

I did the same thing. Bought a set of C41 chemicals, a Sous vide heater and then promptly never used them. Even bought a Jobo. It sits in my basement unused.



I have over 60 rolls of color...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-23-2019
Replies: 110
Views: 3,939
Posted By Ted Striker
Supply and demand.

Supply and demand.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-16-2019
Replies: 62
Views: 1,742
Posted By Ted Striker
Yes, diluting real film sales is always a good...

Yes, diluting real film sales is always a good thing.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-14-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 512
Posted By Ted Striker
Same here...absolutely gutted when Fujifilm...

Same here...absolutely gutted when Fujifilm backstabbed customers by discontinuing this great film. I shoot HP5+ now as a replacement.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-14-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 512
Posted By Ted Striker
I'm sure all Neopan 400 has expired by now.

I'm sure all Neopan 400 has expired by now.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-12-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 848
Posted By Ted Striker
Outstanding! Thank you VERY much for posting...

Outstanding! Thank you VERY much for posting this link. It's great to see behind the scenes at the greatest film company left today.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-12-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 1,162
Posted By Ted Striker
I just thought of this last week when I was out...

I just thought of this last week when I was out with my family. I saw one person with a Nikon SLR and that was the first camera I have seen in public in 6 months or more. It is now an absolutely...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-10-2019
Replies: 129
Views: 3,023
Posted By Ted Striker
None of Fujifilm's film simulations look...

None of Fujifilm's film simulations look *anything* at all like their namesakes. Not even close. Astia has more contrast than Provia, the exact opposite of the films in real life. Acros doesnt...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-10-2019
Replies: 129
Views: 3,023
Posted By Ted Striker
None of these concerns has much impact on me. I...

None of these concerns has much impact on me. I shoot my Nikon FM2n without any feeling of wanting more. I have only one camera with flash and hardly use it. My Canon 1V has a fast shutter if I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-10-2019
Replies: 129
Views: 3,023
Posted By Ted Striker
I would never, ever buy an EVF film camera. ...

I would never, ever buy an EVF film camera. Never.



The last generation of film cameras were virtually perfect. I dont see much room for improvement. Canon 1V for sports or wildlife, Contax S2...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-10-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 6,827
Posted By Ted Striker
That's a great article. Thank you for posting...

That's a great article. Thank you for posting this link. Hopefully things will be improving for Japan's film aficionados. It certainly has been getting worse the past 5-6 years. I have been going...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-08-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 6,827
Posted By Ted Striker
Actually, entropy is as it always has been. ...

Actually, entropy is as it always has been. Nothing different at all about this fact of nature.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-07-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 6,827
Posted By Ted Striker
Indeed. Fujifilm is certainly well managed. You...

Indeed. Fujifilm is certainly well managed. You never hear that company referred to as a zombie corporation the way Kodak is, even...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 06-23-2019
Replies: 1,894
Views: 376,512
Posted By Ted Striker
Absolutely spectacular!!!

Absolutely spectacular!!!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-20-2019
Replies: 169
Views: 6,084
Posted By Ted Striker
This film has such spectacular color.

This film has such spectacular color.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-19-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 4,005
Posted By Ted Striker
For you maybe. Not me. Not even close.

For you maybe. Not me. Not even close.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-19-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 4,005
Posted By Ted Striker
Not bad. I'd still enjoy unwrapping a fresh roll...

Not bad. I'd still enjoy unwrapping a fresh roll of 120 film rather than shoot digital. But that's just me.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-19-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 4,005
Posted By Ted Striker
All depends on the price.

All depends on the price.
Forum: Travel 06-18-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 871
Posted By Ted Striker
Nasty. Were you able to get it replaced?

Nasty. Were you able to get it replaced?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-18-2019
Replies: 649
Views: 150,358
Posted By Ted Striker
Beautiful shot.

Beautiful shot.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-17-2019
Replies: 69
Views: 2,242
Posted By Ted Striker
As already mentioned, Fujifilm discontinued...

As already mentioned, Fujifilm discontinued Neopan 400 once, and then brought it back, and then shortly discontinued it again. Constantly Fujifilm states lack of demand for the reason why they...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-17-2019
Replies: 69
Views: 2,242
Posted By Ted Striker
Yes. Exactly. 100% right. There simply was no...

Yes. Exactly. 100% right. There simply was no reason to act the way they did. Even Fujifilm is not that ignorant of normal business practices.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-17-2019
Replies: 69
Views: 2,242
Posted By Ted Striker
I have been in chemical R & D for now 26 years. ...

I have been in chemical R & D for now 26 years. There's nothing you can inform me about this process.


The idea that Fujifilm could not predict success making a black and white film, with their...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-17-2019
Replies: 69
Views: 2,242
Posted By Ted Striker
Ridiculous. Stranding customers is the WORST...

Ridiculous. Stranding customers is the WORST thing you can do to them. You clearly don't work with customers who buy your products. Had my company been as foolish as Fujifilm was, we would have...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-17-2019
Replies: 69
Views: 2,242
Posted By Ted Striker
Fujifilm's ridiculous actions make theories like...

Fujifilm's ridiculous actions make theories like this more than likely.



Why discontinue a film without mentioning a replacement film is being developed? Absolutely 100% ridiculous. It seems...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-17-2019
Replies: 69
Views: 2,242
Posted By Ted Striker
We'll see. As others have noted, Fujifilm's...

We'll see. As others have noted, Fujifilm's recent move is profoundly inexplicable. Some have suggested that Fujirilm will be rebranding some Ilford Film, as they did for their monochrome C41 film....
Forum: Film vs Digital 06-16-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,722
Posted By Ted Striker
You can't tell the difference? Really?

You can't tell the difference? Really?
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-15-2019
Replies: 69
Views: 2,242
Posted By Ted Striker
Hilarious. Rip roaring hilarious. That page has...

Hilarious. Rip roaring hilarious. That page has listed that long before Plustek discontinued the OpticFilm 120. Further, that page has so many errors about the 120, that it is completely and...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-15-2019
Replies: 69
Views: 2,242
Posted By Ted Striker
You are 100% correct. It is staggering that...

You are 100% correct. It is staggering that Kodak does not offer a top notch, high quality film scanner. It boggles the mind and shows how even to this day, the company is totally mismanaged.

In...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-14-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,194
Posted By Ted Striker
Well said!

Well said!
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-14-2019
Replies: 69
Views: 2,242
Posted By Ted Striker
Interesting that there's high demand for a...

Interesting that there's high demand for a "defective" scanner.


We'll see how it goes as the year progresses. It makes zero sense to discontinue a model without a replacement one waiting.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-14-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 4,005
Posted By Ted Striker
Made by Fujifilm or by Hasselblad?

Made by Fujifilm or by Hasselblad?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-14-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,194
Posted By Ted Striker
It's surprising how hard it is to cycle with a...

It's surprising how hard it is to cycle with a camera. One would have thought that combining these two hobbies would be a natural fit. I find that I rarely ever have a camera with me because I'm...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-14-2019
Replies: 69
Views: 2,242
Posted By Ted Striker
Nonsense. The OpticFilm 120 has been on the...

Nonsense. The OpticFilm 120 has been on the market for over 5 years. By any metric that's a successful product. Mine has been flawless for the past 4 years.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-14-2019
Replies: 69
Views: 2,242
Posted By Ted Striker
There are plenty of 35mm film scanners. And...

There are plenty of 35mm film scanners. And flatbed scanners don't do too badly for medium format film.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-14-2019
Replies: 69
Views: 2,242
Posted By Ted Striker
Why discontinue the current scanner while making...

Why discontinue the current scanner while making up a new one? That's ridiculous. I design products for a living; have been doing so for 26 years. NEVER has an existing product been discontinued,...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-14-2019
Replies: 69
Views: 2,242
Posted By Ted Striker
Google searches show no sign of any release date...

Google searches show no sign of any release date for the OpticFilm 120 Pro. Further, Plustek's web site shows no sign whatsoever that there has been an official announcement for this new scanner. ...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-14-2019
Replies: 69
Views: 2,242
Posted By Ted Striker
The Plustek OpticFilm 120 is out of...

The Plustek OpticFilm 120 is out of production.


The announced Plustek OpticFilm 120 Pro so far is vaporware.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-28-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 584
Posted By Ted Striker
Why? To get the business. The lab I use does...

Why? To get the business. The lab I use does only a single run per week. I had enough to substantially add to that, if they wanted that business. They didnt so my film never ended up there.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-28-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 584
Posted By Ted Striker
Camera Mall in Ann Arbor. They dont have a mail...

Camera Mall in Ann Arbor. They dont have a mail in business.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-28-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 584
Posted By Ted Striker
I tried getting a bulk rate for film developing...

I tried getting a bulk rate for film developing when I had 80 rolls at one time. The lab I used was not interested.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-21-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,021
Posted By Ted Striker
Look for a used Plustek OpticFilm 120. ...

Look for a used Plustek OpticFilm 120. Astonishing quality for both 120 and 135 film. You will be left wanting for nothing with this scanner.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-17-2019
Replies: 123
Views: 3,096
Posted By Ted Striker
Thank you for the tip! I go to Birmingham on...

Thank you for the tip! I go to Birmingham on occasion to bring my Lotus to the shop over at Auto Europe. Next time I'm there I will check out Woodward Camera. Have you used them a lot? Can you...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-17-2019
Replies: 123
Views: 3,096
Posted By Ted Striker
Not 120 size sadly. I am primarily a 120 film...

Not 120 size sadly. I am primarily a 120 film shooter, except when I have my TX-1 out.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-17-2019
Replies: 123
Views: 3,096
Posted By Ted Striker
I agree with you completely. But I've run out of...

I agree with you completely. But I've run out of room to hang prints, and so they just languish in the house. I finally stopped printing because so few people could enjoy them. Maybe I'll print...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-17-2019
Replies: 123
Views: 3,096
Posted By Ted Striker
What is this "printing" that you speak of? Just...

What is this "printing" that you speak of? Just kidding, but like almost everyone else, I have stopped printing for the most part. I have a top grade Canon printer but the thing just collects dust....
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-17-2019
Replies: 123
Views: 3,096
Posted By Ted Striker
My iPhone X takes excellent landscape/street...

My iPhone X takes excellent landscape/street shots. It really is phenomenal the quality that comes out of it. Once I got rid of the snob reaction to phones and took them seriously, I began to see...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-17-2019
Replies: 123
Views: 3,096
Posted By Ted Striker
We need a few more years to see which view is the...

We need a few more years to see which view is the correct one. With the decline in sales volume still very much ongoing, the contraction, IMO, will be severe enough for several players to exit the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-17-2019
Replies: 123
Views: 3,096
Posted By Ted Striker
I believe that this view is incorrect, simply...

I believe that this view is incorrect, simply because the market for imaging devices is growing. Every single year millions of people in developing countries join the middle class. In China alone...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-16-2019
Replies: 123
Views: 3,096
Posted By Ted Striker
How many global blacksmith companies are there? ...

How many global blacksmith companies are there? None. The infrastructure to support designing millions of cameras,producing them, selling them, and then providing after sales support is enormous...
Forum: Photo Software 05-16-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,178
Posted By Ted Striker
Replacing photoshop is easy. It's the...

Replacing photoshop is easy. It's the organizational abilities of Lightroom that I need. I'm running LR5 right now. Once that breaks then I am off Adobe for good. Not sure what is best to replace...
Forum: Photo Software 05-16-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,178
Posted By Ted Striker
I will never, EVER subscribe to software in...

I will never, EVER subscribe to software in perpetuity.


Adobe can rot for all I care.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-16-2019
Replies: 123
Views: 3,096
Posted By Ted Striker
No real justification really. I have a lot of...

No real justification really. I have a lot of money to spend and cameras were my primary interest at the time. I could always find a new camera that did something ever so slightly different than...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-16-2019
Replies: 123
Views: 3,096
Posted By Ted Striker
There's probably many like me, for sure. It's...

There's probably many like me, for sure. It's been wonderful stepping off the upgrade train. Chasing the dragon is very distracting.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-16-2019
Replies: 123
Views: 3,096
Posted By Ted Striker
I certainly do not enjoy shooting with my iPhone,...

I certainly do not enjoy shooting with my iPhone, but the results are so good that I will accept that with the return that I no longer need to have my Fuji X100 with me. I have saved enormous money...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-16-2019
Replies: 123
Views: 3,096
Posted By Ted Striker
The decline is pretty much across the entire...

The decline is pretty much across the entire industry. The only way camera companies are able to mitigate these losses is by raising prices. We are seeing a lot more $2000 and $2400 lenses than in...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-16-2019
Replies: 123
Views: 3,096
Posted By Ted Striker
Your analogy is somewhat right, but only...

Your analogy is somewhat right, but only partially. Downloading is what destroyed the record labels, not Apple. The vast majority of profits for music is gone and has not returned with digital...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-16-2019
Replies: 123
Views: 3,096
Posted By Ted Striker
Imaging solutions showing a drop in profits. The...

Imaging solutions showing a drop in profits. The only part of the company that is not growing.
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