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Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 859
Posted By PRJ
I always advize people that want to get a good...

I always advize people that want to get a good rangefinder to get a Canon 7. Easy to find, inexpensive and they are great cameras.

Of the three you are choosing between, get the Leica if you want...
Forum: Photo Software 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 472
Posted By PRJ
Charles, buy two external hard drives the same...

Charles, buy two external hard drives the same size, one for storing your images and one for backup. They are so cheap these days. Get Thunderbolt drives if you want a lot of speed, but USB 3 works...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 657
Posted By PRJ
The best thing I have found are the leather...

The best thing I have found are the leather donuts that AkiAsahi sells.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 903
Posted By PRJ
I've got a box of Kiev 4 parts that I think is...

I've got a box of Kiev 4 parts that I think is either 3 or 4 cameras plus parts for a Zorki 3c I bought years ago but did nothing with them. I think there are full cameras in there, just in parts......
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 53
Views: 1,715
Posted By PRJ
I don't know why people just can't answer the OPs...

I don't know why people just can't answer the OPs question. Simple really.


Erko Ever. Shoots color. Cranks up the volume a little too much maybe, but they are...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 704
Posted By PRJ
I was thinking the same thing Huss. That is a lot...

I was thinking the same thing Huss. That is a lot of money for a lens with flare that ugly....
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 74
Views: 1,135
Posted By PRJ
The only things that matter for an enlarger are...

The only things that matter for an enlarger are alignment and evenness of light. Do you need a Focomat? No. They are nice though. There are a lot of nice enlargers. It just ends up coming down to...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 74
Views: 1,135
Posted By PRJ
Like I said, in unmanipulated prints there isn't...

Like I said, in unmanipulated prints there isn't a difference. We are both in agreement on that.

As far as speed goes, it just depends on your experience. An inexperienced printer needs to figure...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 74
Views: 1,135
Posted By PRJ
This thread is making my head hurt. You guys are...

This thread is making my head hurt. You guys are waaaay overcomplicating a simple thing.

1- Do the 00 first. Pick the time that gives you the highlights you want.

2- Expose your next test strip...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-13-2020
Replies: 14
Views: 456
Posted By PRJ
I have both black and grey secondary cap...

I have both black and grey secondary cap Kindermanns. I think the black caps are older. They are also different in that there is a nubbin to pull the cap off whereas the grey caps have a ridge all...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-05-2020
Replies: 220
Views: 6,943
Posted By PRJ
I remember that too. Crazy prices! Now look at...

I remember that too. Crazy prices! Now look at them. I don't even bother to check anymore. What are they, like over 5 G's now? Unreal. I doubt I'll ever buy a new Leica in my life.

I think prices on...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 12-31-2019
Replies: 1,087
Views: 207,832
Posted By PRJ
http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/2019-054-10_ps_111...

http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/2019-054-10_ps_111.jpg

Eastman 5222, Rodinal, Foma, Neutol WA
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-29-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,459
Posted By PRJ
You aren't the only one Helen! Loved that film. I...

You aren't the only one Helen! Loved that film. I still have a few rolls sitting around but I keep it for nostalgia. Shame. Nothing like it around anymore. It was just perfect.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 12-28-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 720
Posted By PRJ
The only super solid actual quick release I've...

The only super solid actual quick release I've ever used was the Linhof. It was a bit fiddly to engage the plate, but after a while you get the hang of it. Holds the camera rock solid and is...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-26-2019
Replies: 80
Views: 3,004
Posted By PRJ
I think the answer is to buy a camera based on...

I think the answer is to buy a camera based on aesthetics then you can have anything you want done to it. If you truly want only one camera then that is the way to go. Get it customized. Leicas are...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 12-20-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,134
Posted By PRJ
An additional ten percent of too much is still...

An additional ten percent of too much is still too much....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-17-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,859
Posted By PRJ
I think the most accurate way to phrase an answer...

I think the most accurate way to phrase an answer to the OP's question is "only if he had to."
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-14-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 382
Posted By PRJ
The Watson bulk loader doesn't touch the film if...

The Watson bulk loader doesn't touch the film if you open the gate. It is easy to forget to do it. Even after all these years I occasionally forget, usually while I'm watching tv. There should be no...
Forum: Photo Software 12-13-2019
Replies: 53
Views: 2,062
Posted By PRJ
Capture One is the obvious choice. They have an...

Capture One is the obvious choice. They have an import tool that will save all or nearly all of your Lightroom tagging and such. Make sure you follow the directions. The color of Capture One is...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 12-03-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 1,061
Posted By PRJ
My advice for these things is ask yourself this...

My advice for these things is ask yourself this question. If I could buy a monochrome for the price I could sell it for, would I? If the answer is yes, keep it. If the answer is no, sell it.

You...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-01-2019
Replies: 169
Views: 51,981
Posted By PRJ
I always enjoy your photographs Colton. You are...

I always enjoy your photographs Colton. You are mix between Shore without the Shnoz and Eggleston without the Egg!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-27-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 2,131
Posted By PRJ
The big question though is how much does this...

The big question though is how much does this cost?
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 11-25-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 966
Posted By PRJ
Just get an Olympus Mju/Stylus. The original one...

Just get an Olympus Mju/Stylus. The original one with a 3.5 lens is great and you won't care too much if you drop it in water or get sand in it or leave it at a bar. Shouldn't cost you more than...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-19-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,569
Posted By PRJ
Profiles are like translators between the...

Profiles are like translators between the language of color your devices speak. Not using profiles is like going to a foreign country and asking for something blue. Do you want cerulean or...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-11-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 900
Posted By PRJ
A few years ago there was a podcast about the...

A few years ago there was a podcast about the Jazz Loft and Smith which is probably related to the movie. Fascinating. I think it was through PBS, but I don't recall.

Looked it...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 11-11-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 346
Posted By PRJ
Should work no problemo. It isn't like the...

Should work no problemo. It isn't like the garbage cloth curtains in those crappy Leicas! :)
Forum: Travel 11-07-2019
Replies: 120
Views: 4,639
Posted By PRJ
http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/1998-112-09.jpg ...

http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/1998-112-09.jpg


http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/2009-029-21hrs.jpg


http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/2009-029-09hrs.jpg


More White Sands
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 11-06-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,569
Posted By PRJ
In order- Agfapan APX 400 Agfapan APX...

In order-

Agfapan APX 400
Agfapan APX 400
Agfapan APX 400

Neopan 1600
Neopan 400

Agfa Optima for color film.
Forum: Travel 11-04-2019
Replies: 120
Views: 4,639
Posted By PRJ
http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/1995-026-09.jpg ...

http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/1995-026-09.jpg



http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/YuccaPano_WhiteSands_NM_1-ps.jpg



http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/whitesandspano95.jpg
Forum: Travel 10-30-2019
Replies: 120
Views: 4,639
Posted By PRJ
http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/ogandChurch_TaosPu...

http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/ogandChurch_TaosPueblo_1-ps2.jpg

http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/EmergingCloudandCrossNM_1-ps.jpg

http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/RomeroIsDead-ps.jpg

Turquoise Trail
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 10-25-2019
Replies: 91
Views: 40,222
Posted By PRJ
http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/2017-035-18.jpg T...

http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/2017-035-18.jpg

TVS, Eastman 5222, Edwal 10
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 10-25-2019
Replies: 91
Views: 40,222
Posted By PRJ
http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/2012-055-20a.jpg ...

http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/2012-055-20a.jpg

Original TVS. For a few years I carried it all the time.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-22-2019
Replies: 115
Views: 5,431
Posted By PRJ
That is Erwin Puts, not Elliot Erwitt. And he...

That is Erwin Puts, not Elliot Erwitt.

And he does have a point, but everything changes. As long as Leica keeps offering a film camera they are ok by me. That one thing keeps them rooted in the...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 10-21-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,972
Posted By PRJ
My guess is the photographer that wrote that was...

My guess is the photographer that wrote that was a little jaded at the time. He labeled himself as a "war photographer" back in the day and did make some good images in Afganistan, but of the effects...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 10-20-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 732
Posted By PRJ
If you hold the reel between your thumb and...

If you hold the reel between your thumb and middle finger you can pull back the clip with your index finger, then put the film under it. You don't need to pull it back much. Then just load it like...
Forum: Travel 10-15-2019
Replies: 120
Views: 4,639
Posted By PRJ
I've gone through NM a few times, but not for...

I've gone through NM a few times, but not for over a decade unfortunately. I was always interested in the areas of the Turquoise Trail and landscapes. I never photographed much in the cities. I was...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 10-11-2019
Replies: 1,087
Views: 207,832
Posted By PRJ
http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/2019-040-ps4.jpg ...

http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/2019-040-ps4.jpg

Minox B, Eastman 5222, PMK
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 10-09-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 810
Posted By PRJ
It seems to me that people who have had Mac...

It seems to me that people who have had Mac viruses or malware are the same people who complain that their bumper is scratched when they drive into things....

Another Mac user without problems here....
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-08-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,695
Posted By PRJ
The mistake here in this thread by some people is...

The mistake here in this thread by some people is thinking that your way is good enough for you, so it is good enough for everyone. Some people have higher standards though.

To the OP- If you find...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 10-03-2019
Replies: 166
Views: 44,108
Posted By PRJ
You are going to like that lens Colton. I...

You are going to like that lens Colton.

I recently picked up a nearly mint 7 with a Japanese Summilux. The lens is beautiful. Took the place (for right now at least) of the Pentax 50 1.4 I converted.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 10-01-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 653
Posted By PRJ
Try loading it backwards, emulsion out.

Try loading it backwards, emulsion out.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 10-01-2019
Replies: 1,087
Views: 207,832
Posted By PRJ
That is an excellent photograph Eric.

That is an excellent photograph Eric.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-24-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 835
Posted By PRJ
Jeez dude, stop it. You are cracking me up! I am...

Jeez dude, stop it. You are cracking me up!

I am not even going to bother answering.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-23-2019
Replies: 78
Views: 2,914
Posted By PRJ
That is a good question Raid. He hasn't posted...

That is a good question Raid. He hasn't posted here since March.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-23-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 835
Posted By PRJ
The MDC is a joke. Do you know who is figuring...

The MDC is a joke. Do you know who is figuring out those times? Rank amateurs, that is who.

My advice is to steer clear of it. As is mentioned, Kodak has already provided you with everything you...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-22-2019
Replies: 78
Views: 2,914
Posted By PRJ
It is easier to just look at Roland's original...

It is easier to just look at Roland's original thread-

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=113676
Forum: Photo Software 09-22-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 1,113
Posted By PRJ
Gentlemen Coders has an extension for Photos. I...

Gentlemen Coders has an extension for Photos. I believe the man behind it worked on Aperture at Apple. I haven't tried it, but it looks pretty good. They have a free trial too......
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-22-2019
Replies: 78
Views: 2,914
Posted By PRJ
Yup. The Pentax-M. I had the lens on a Pentax ME...

Yup. The Pentax-M. I had the lens on a Pentax ME Super. I picked it up back when cameras were worth less than peanuts in the mid 00s. I loved it, but it was the only Pentax lens I had so I never used...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-21-2019
Replies: 78
Views: 2,914
Posted By PRJ
I've got one of those too Raid. Roland sent me a...

I've got one of those too Raid. Roland sent me a piece of the tube he had left over. It was pretty simple to shape it down. It has been my standard 50 now for 7 years. As good as anything you can put...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 09-13-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 971
Posted By PRJ
You say you live in a tropical climate. It is...

You say you live in a tropical climate. It is probably humidity that is doing it. Do you keep the film refrigerated? Is the film in the camera a long time and in and out of AC? I'm assuming this is...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-12-2019
Replies: 60
Views: 2,434
Posted By PRJ
I believe this was shot on XX with special...

I believe this was shot on XX with special filters. https://a24films.com/films/the-lighthouse

I use XX these days. It is pretty malleable for results depending on the developer.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 09-10-2019
Replies: 1,087
Views: 207,832
Posted By PRJ
http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/ps_9902.jpg http:...

http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/ps_9902.jpg

http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/ps_9903.jpg

Minox
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 09-10-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,946
Posted By PRJ
If you love the Americans, get the big fat...

If you love the Americans, get the big fat expanded edition that was put out maybe a decade ago. More information than you will ever need.

Sad that another great photographer is gone. Peter...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-09-2019
Replies: 9,202
Views: 913,669
Posted By PRJ
Picked up a few things lately. A Rollei E110...

Picked up a few things lately.

A Rollei E110 for squirts-and-giggles. Fun little camera.

I snagged a Canon 7 with a Japanese Summilux for only a couple hundy, and the thing is mintier than Spira!...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-07-2019
Replies: 90
Views: 4,686
Posted By PRJ
I have a friendd that is in his 70s and he bought...

I have a friendd that is in his 70s and he bought a Leica Q last year after selling a lot of his gear like a Contax 645 and Hassy stuff.

I think you are arriving at a point where you don't see a...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 09-06-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,360
Posted By PRJ
The Canon 7 has a better meter than any...

The Canon 7 has a better meter than any affordable Leica, so there is that! Lol.

Seriously though, the Canon 7 is one of the best cameras ever made. I had one back about 15 years ago and always...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 09-04-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 1,003
Posted By PRJ
I have one of those plastic type four shot on one...

I have one of those plastic type four shot on one 35mm frame things. It works in a sequence like I'd assume yours do.
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 09-04-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 1,163
Posted By PRJ
I hate to say it but if you aren't getting good...

I hate to say it but if you aren't getting good prints out of your printer it is operator error.

If you are printing pictures of your kids you might want to consider a pigment printer. A few more...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-01-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 498
Posted By PRJ
If that were mine, I'd probably try an easy out...

If that were mine, I'd probably try an easy out or a reverse drill bit first. Reverse drill bits nearly always work on things like this. Another way would be to epoxy a short bolt into it. Don't get...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 08-31-2019
Replies: 245
Views: 25,359
Posted By PRJ
http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/2009-141-11hrs.jpg...

http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/2009-141-11hrs.jpg

New Orleans.

Hexar RF, 35mm Summicron, Tri-X, Rodinal
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 08-31-2019
Replies: 245
Views: 25,359
Posted By PRJ
Yup! ..

Yup!

..
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 08-30-2019
Replies: 245
Views: 25,359
Posted By PRJ
http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/2003-029-31ps.jpg ...

http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/2003-029-31ps.jpg

Canon EOS 3, 24-70 L, Neopan 1600 probably
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 08-30-2019
Replies: 245
Views: 25,359
Posted By PRJ
Use to do a lot of night photography. Not much...

Use to do a lot of night photography. Not much anymore.

http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/2006-029-28.jpg

Contax IIIa, Sonnar, Neopan 1600 probably
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 08-30-2019
Replies: 1,087
Views: 207,832
Posted By PRJ
I was in the darkroom the other night figuring...

I was in the darkroom the other night figuring out if I could enlarge Minox in the Focomat with a Minolta 30mm. Looks doable. As long as I was in there I thought I'd see how good the test roll with a...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-30-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 2,161
Posted By PRJ
I never really left film although there was a...

I never really left film although there was a period back in like 2003-5 where I didn't really shoot much of it. But I got real sick of processing digital files during the day and found I actually...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-26-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 2,419
Posted By PRJ
I think this thread falls under the physician...

I think this thread falls under the physician heal thyself mantra.

Or maybe the Dunning-Kreuger curve, like at the beginning.

There is a big world out there. It is ok to limit what you like and...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-19-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 558
Posted By PRJ
If the film is brown then you likely have an...

If the film is brown then you likely have an issue with fixer left in the film. Not good...

The first thing you should try if you don't want to rewash the neg is to scan the neg with different color...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 08-18-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 607
Posted By PRJ
You could wet mount the film to the glass then it...

You could wet mount the film to the glass then it would stay flat.
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 08-15-2019
Replies: 2,424
Views: 357,305
Posted By PRJ
I've been running across some good books lately...

I've been running across some good books lately at used bood stores.

American Landscapes, MoMA, 1981
Ansel Adams, Friends of Photography, 1984
Imogen Cunningham, A Portrait, 1979

All three are...
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 08-14-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1,377
Posted By PRJ
Yup. Except I don't really think he is freaky. He...

Yup. Except I don't really think he is freaky. He is one of the stars that I just won't really watch or enjoy watching when I do.

This movie probably won't be any different. I'm guessing he will do...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 08-10-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 2,455
Posted By PRJ
Oh yeah. That's a peach!

Oh yeah. That's a peach!
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 08-06-2019
Replies: 1,087
Views: 207,832
Posted By PRJ
That is an excellent image Erik! Cracked me up.

That is an excellent image Erik! Cracked me up.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-06-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 921
Posted By PRJ
I'd say screw it and put in a titanium shutter...

I'd say screw it and put in a titanium shutter from a Nikon F. There is someone in England that does it I believe. Here is some info-...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-06-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 592
Posted By PRJ
The issue is repair parts since companies changed...

The issue is repair parts since companies changed hands. I obviously can't confirm this, but I read somewhere along the line that Sony threw out all the parts for the Hexar RF. Who knows if that is...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 08-02-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,196
Posted By PRJ
The best deal going these days is the original...

The best deal going these days is the original Olympus Stylus/Mju. I have a couple of them. Hard to beat for the money and it is pocketable. I'd say get one before they join the others with a massive...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-01-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,873
Posted By PRJ
Read what I wrote. It is pretty clear.

Read what I wrote. It is pretty clear.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-31-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,873
Posted By PRJ
Probably some 15 or so years ago I was at a...

Probably some 15 or so years ago I was at a professional portfolio review talking to an agent. There was a photographer taking pictures for who knows what and he was behind me. Rattattatt, rattatt,...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-24-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 785
Posted By PRJ
I looked at their website. They should have hired...

I looked at their website. They should have hired a professional...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 07-21-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,114
Posted By PRJ
I got one a few years ago and put a couple rolls...

I got one a few years ago and put a couple rolls of film through it then put it in "the drawer" with all the other point and shoots I have. I didn't have high hopes for the three element lens, but...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-16-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 3,581
Posted By PRJ
People have been adapting 50s for a long time...

People have been adapting 50s for a long time now. I have a Pentax-M 50 1.4 that I adapted back in around 2012. For that lens it is pretty easy. There is a thread about adapting the Pentax lenses by...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-16-2019
Replies: 62
Views: 1,967
Posted By PRJ
Until Lomo buys InovisCoat, they don't...

Until Lomo buys InovisCoat, they don't manufacture their own film. Pretty simple really.

Lomo films have low expectations. It doesn't matter if blues are purples and there is no red. One gets the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-16-2019
Replies: 62
Views: 1,967
Posted By PRJ
If you are talking about Ferrania, they started...

If you are talking about Ferrania, they started from scratch, and they are actually manufacturing film themselves. The only thing Lomo manufactures is hype.

This film will probably be like all the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-13-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 574
Posted By PRJ
I was pretty gutted when they announced that...

I was pretty gutted when they announced that Neopan 400 was going away. I loved that stuff. Second favorite film after Agfa APX 400. I think I might have cried when Agfa went out of business, I ain't...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-11-2019
Replies: 237
Views: 26,296
Posted By PRJ
It is a doozie to get a good print of this one....

It is a doozie to get a good print of this one. Canon 1n, 24-70L, Neopan 1600

http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/2003-029-31ps.jpg
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 07-11-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 2,112
Posted By PRJ
Metal prints scream "decoration" to me. In a way...

Metal prints scream "decoration" to me. In a way they are like the Velvet Elvis of the photo world.

Not to mention the colors are always over the top, like a cat went to Chernobyl and then puked his...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-10-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 1,252
Posted By PRJ
The megapickle race spurred sales on, but that is...

The megapickle race spurred sales on, but that is pretty much over. People always wanted the biggest pickle. People don't really see the need to buy a new camera anymore, especially since everything...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 07-07-2019
Replies: 1,087
Views: 207,832
Posted By PRJ
Got a chance to hit the darkroom last night and I...

Got a chance to hit the darkroom last night and I found that neg. From 2003. I'm surprised the building is still there and standing. At least I know where it was taken thanks to Greg. I've wondered...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 07-05-2019
Replies: 1,087
Views: 207,832
Posted By PRJ
I have a photograph of that exact same building...

I have a photograph of that exact same building Greg done probablly close to 20 years ago. Surprised it is still there! I'll have to find the pic.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 07-03-2019
Replies: 153
Views: 16,028
Posted By PRJ
The price cracks me up. And they say it is going...

The price cracks me up. And they say it is going to be more after the kickstarter! Kinda pricey for a simple box with gears inside. And I seriously doubt it will hold the film flat enough.

I think...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-30-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 793
Posted By PRJ
The meter you want is the Luna Pro SBC. The...

The meter you want is the Luna Pro SBC. The regular Luna Pro has a lot of lag and they are annoying to use. Batteries are a pain too. The SBC is very sensitive. I don't recall if there ever was a...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 06-28-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 6,729
Posted By PRJ
The ME is the perfect camera for the selfie...

The ME is the perfect camera for the selfie generation. I'd bet if they called it the ME-ME-ME they'd sell ten times as many. It is just missing a mirror on the front.

Still, glad that Leica are...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-28-2019
Replies: 153
Views: 16,028
Posted By PRJ
If I was going to choose, I'd go with...

If I was going to choose, I'd go with Colorperfect as well. Negative Lab Pro has some color issues.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-26-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 1,754
Posted By PRJ
I think the ST with the grip is the best overall...

I think the ST with the grip is the best overall unless you want the RTS III, but that is quite a large camera. My favorite after the ST is probably the 138Q. With the grip it is a really nice size....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-25-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 3,680
Posted By PRJ
Both 3200 speed films are near 800 in reality....

Both 3200 speed films are near 800 in reality. They are designed to be pushed to 3200. Tmax is IIRC around 800 and Delta is around 1000. Use a fine grain developer and you have what you want. Easy...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-19-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,374
Posted By PRJ
You can get flat prints if you build a print...

You can get flat prints if you build a print dryer. You need corrugated board and Pellon. You could also use blotter paper. Here is a...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-13-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 596
Posted By PRJ
If you are skilled at retouching then the easiest...

If you are skilled at retouching then the easiest thing to do is bleach back the spots lighter than they should be, then retouch them. There are a few ways you can do this.

Use farmer's reducer...
Forum: Photo Software 06-10-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 6,104
Posted By PRJ
Capture One has the best color and it isn't...

Capture One has the best color and it isn't really close to be honest. There is a reason why high end commercial photographers use it and not Lightroom. Lightroom is meant to be cataloging software,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-08-2019
Replies: 2,120
Views: 395,586
Posted By PRJ
http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/2019-020-05.jpg H...

http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/2019-020-05.jpg

Hexar RF, Pentax 50mm f/1.4, Beutler's
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-05-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 1,565
Posted By PRJ
I don't know about you guys, but I can't wait for...

I don't know about you guys, but I can't wait for the Henri Cartier Bresson custom Fender Stratocaster with gold plated strings and baby rhino leather strap. I mean, that is going to make me one hell...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-02-2019
Replies: 1,087
Views: 207,832
Posted By PRJ
http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/ps_cc_562.jpg Hex...

http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/ps_cc_562.jpg

Hexar RF, Pentax 50mm f/1.4, Eastman 5222, Beutler's, Foma VC, Neutol WA
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-01-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 871
Posted By PRJ
Some of you are trying to overcomplicate the...

Some of you are trying to overcomplicate the problem or haven't read what the OP is asking.

OP-you haven't told us what easel you are using.

Two bladed easels are quite a bit smaller and one of...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-30-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 517
Posted By PRJ
Best thing to do is pick up some old movie film...

Best thing to do is pick up some old movie film winders, especially since you hopefully saved the old reels and tins from other bulk rolls. If you wind it onto your smaller reels by hand it will take...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 05-27-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 541
Posted By PRJ
The first thing I did when I bought my Hexar over...

The first thing I did when I bought my Hexar over a decade ago is I took off the eyepiece and put some nailpolish on it so it would never fall off. Even back then they were nearly impossible to find....
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-26-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 619
Posted By PRJ
I'll ditto the ST comment. The ST is a full on...

I'll ditto the ST comment. The ST is a full on professional camera meant to be the little sibling of the RTS III. The RX is a nice camera, but the viewfinder isn't as bright. Looking through the ST...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-25-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1,031
Posted By PRJ
Go for it. I have a Hexar RF that I removed the...

Go for it.

I have a Hexar RF that I removed the 75 and 135 framelines. I occasionally use a 90, and never a 28, so I left the 90 alone.

Like others have already said, having a clean viewfinder is...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-24-2019
Replies: 82
Views: 3,839
Posted By PRJ
I wonder what Kerouac would think about this......

I wonder what Kerouac would think about this... Kravitz isn't a drifter, who by definition is unemployed, he is part of the jet set. It is cool among that set to co-opt the culture of the poor. I...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 05-24-2019
Replies: 1,087
Views: 207,832
Posted By PRJ
http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/ps_cc_555.jpg Lei...

http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/ps_cc_555.jpg

Leica Z2X, Eastman 5222, Pyrocat PC, Foma, Ansco 120
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 05-23-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 655
Posted By PRJ
Depends what you want. Manufacturers make...

Depends what you want. Manufacturers make developers for the majority of people. Doesn't sound like what you want qualifies...

If you really want a warm tone developer, get some Hydroquinone, Sodium...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-23-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,287
Posted By PRJ
The golden standard for tripods is width and...

The golden standard for tripods is width and weight. Just plain ol' physics. It has always been that way and will always be that way.

I love the opening shot of the guy with the 4x5 on it. You could...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 05-22-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 655
Posted By PRJ
Are you able to mix your own developers?

Are you able to mix your own developers?
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 05-22-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 655
Posted By PRJ
According to the msds, Bromophen contains...

According to the msds, Bromophen contains Phenidone and Hydroquinone which is typical of warm tone developers. It doesn't list any restrainers.

If you want warmer tones, you need to dilute the...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 05-16-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 606
Posted By PRJ
Go according to the instructions. R09 and R09...

Go according to the instructions. R09 and R09 Spezial are different developers. DON'T use the same dilution/time you normally use for Rodinal. You will way over dilute the developer and might not get...
Forum: Photo Software 05-15-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,405
Posted By PRJ
You probably updated it into the next version as...

You probably updated it into the next version as a "trial" and didn't realize you did it.
Forum: Photo Software 05-15-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,405
Posted By PRJ
If you are shooting completely digital, switch to...

If you are shooting completely digital, switch to Capture One. The quality of the color in Capture One blows away Adobe.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-15-2019
Replies: 123
Views: 3,418
Posted By PRJ
It is to be expected with mature technology....

It is to be expected with mature technology. Newer cameras have had diminishing returns for years now. There is very little difference between older cameras and newer ones. The megapixel race is...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-14-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,512
Posted By PRJ
I think I am about to have a massive F.A.R.T....

I think I am about to have a massive F.A.R.T. myself. Tired of having all this stuff around.

About six months ago I bought a black Pentax Spotmatic with pristine 28,50,135 lenses. I forgot I even...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-10-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 781
Posted By PRJ
There is a dude that makes bags/wraps for large...

There is a dude that makes bags/wraps for large format gear. I'd bet he'd make whatever you wanted.

https://www.stonephotogear.com
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-10-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 1,182
Posted By PRJ
I solved my Rollei TLR buy/sell/buy/sell/buy/sell...

I solved my Rollei TLR buy/sell/buy/sell/buy/sell problem by buying a Zeiss Ikoflex with a Tessar lens. It isn't worth enough to worry about it sitting in a drawer, and I have a decent TLR if I ever...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-09-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 1,182
Posted By PRJ
Rolleiflex TLRs do it for me. Love the idea but...

Rolleiflex TLRs do it for me. Love the idea but when I've owned them, I've never used them.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-08-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,307
Posted By PRJ
It produces better color than Lightroom but...

It produces better color than Lightroom but Lightroom is more seamless in organization. Not hugely though. I was used to Lightroom, so I noticed the differences. If you don't have any habits, Capture...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-06-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,307
Posted By PRJ
I keep negatives pretty much no matter what....

I keep negatives pretty much no matter what. Prints I cull every now and then. Last time I did it was in 2012 when I filled one of those large SoCal recycling cans nearly full. I still have upwards...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-05-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 3,189
Posted By PRJ
Let's get real. That dude is out of his mind....

Let's get real. That dude is out of his mind.

He's either crazy or a con artist. Take your pick.
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 04-26-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 989
Posted By PRJ
Start with printing a nozzle check to see if you...

Start with printing a nozzle check to see if you have any clogs.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 04-23-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,196
Posted By PRJ
Mine works great and fits in my t-shirt pocket,...

Mine works great and fits in my t-shirt pocket, just sayin'! Lol. :D

Hey man, whatever works. The lens is great. Overlooked jem if you ask me. I probably wouldn't go through the effort of...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 04-23-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,196
Posted By PRJ
It is even smaller when it is on a Minox. Just...

It is even smaller when it is on a Minox. Just sayin'...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 04-19-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,340
Posted By PRJ
Contax IIa 85mm...

Contax IIa 85mm Sonnar

http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/Chicago_Theatre_ps2.jpg
Forum: Zeiss Contax 04-19-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,340
Posted By PRJ
How about a Contax 139 and 50 Planar? Does that...

How about a Contax 139 and 50 Planar? Does that count?

http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/AlindersAgaveGualala.jpg
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 04-17-2019
Replies: 1,087
Views: 207,832
Posted By PRJ
The 10% is a rough estimate, but sort of a rule...

The 10% is a rough estimate, but sort of a rule of thumb. That means if the exposure is 10 seconds, you drop it to 9. I think that equates to a fifth of a stop, but I'd have to get out my calculator...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-17-2019
Replies: 94
Views: 3,403
Posted By PRJ
Yes, thank you. I came back here to correct that.

Yes, thank you. I came back here to correct that.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 04-17-2019
Replies: 1,087
Views: 207,832
Posted By PRJ
The selenium wouldn't have an effect Chris. The...

The selenium wouldn't have an effect Chris. The old standard for drydown is 10%. You can learn to see when the print is right though without subtracting the 10%. It just takes practice. You are off...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-16-2019
Replies: 94
Views: 3,403
Posted By PRJ
When I saw Notre-Dame burning on CNN I was a bit...

When I saw Notre-Dame burning on CNN I was a bit sad, but it is just a building in the end. The hyperbole about it is almost out of control. I was thinking, the building is made of stone, so like, it...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 04-14-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 1,021
Posted By PRJ
If you really want to go nuts, find one with an...

If you really want to go nuts, find one with an APO Lanthar...

The above posters sum it up. Gotta check that front standard. The viewfinder is a bit squinty as well, but shouldn't bother you too...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-11-2019
Replies: 2,120
Views: 395,586
Posted By PRJ
http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/ps_cc_558.jpg Sty...

http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/ps_cc_558.jpg

Stylus Mju II, PMK, Kodak Polycontrast RC, Ansco 120
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 04-11-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,217
Posted By PRJ
They are a touch overrated i think. I have had...

They are a touch overrated i think. I have had one for 25 years now. Good camera, but for the same price you can get a Ricoh GR1 which is one of the best. Not even close. The Olympus Stylus/Mju...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 04-11-2019
Replies: 1,087
Views: 207,832
Posted By PRJ
I picked up a Focomat 1c a couple weeks ago...

I picked up a Focomat 1c a couple weeks ago locally that I couldn't pass up. The thing was in incredible shape. Not even any dust! I think it is an earlier one. It has a round lamphouse that is...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 04-11-2019
Replies: 1,087
Views: 207,832
Posted By PRJ
Erik, check and see if you are uploading...

Erik, check and see if you are uploading progressive jpegs.

You might want to tell us how you are making the jpegs too. Could be a problem there.
Forum: DIYS Modifications 04-08-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 792
Posted By PRJ
Mnolta made drop in masks for some of their...

Mnolta made drop in masks for some of their cameras. I have two of them, one for a 7000i and one for a 9xi. You could probably find one for peanuts. I doubt anyone actually ever used them. They would...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-29-2019
Replies: 100
Views: 4,500
Posted By PRJ
Me being the smartass that I am, I would have...

Me being the smartass that I am, I would have whipped out my IPhone and started taking pictures through the eyepiece of my camera. That probably would have annoyed him....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-20-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,556
Posted By PRJ
I've been beating a Hexar up for over a decade...

I've been beating a Hexar up for over a decade now and the thing keeps taking it. Paint is worn off the Titanium on all the corners. I've never had an issue with mine. Back around the time I got it...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 03-14-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 554
Posted By PRJ
Yup. Versalab for me too. Worth every penny!

Yup. Versalab for me too. Worth every penny!
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 03-08-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 1,647
Posted By PRJ
You know when you ask a question on the internet...

You know when you ask a question on the internet everyone tells you what they do which isn't exactly the answer you want. That always cracks me up.

I am not going to check for you, but you might be...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-08-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,698
Posted By PRJ
I cut the head off of mine, right above the...

I cut the head off of mine, right above the collar. Then I mounted a ballhead by using the top plate of a ballhead I had laying around. It was surprisingly easy to do. It is my most used tripod...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-05-2019
Replies: 99
Views: 3,493
Posted By PRJ
What I find most interesting about this thread is...

What I find most interesting about this thread is I don't think any of the apologists have actually read the writings of A.D. Coleman. I have. He isn't trying to tear anyone down. He started out...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-01-2019
Replies: 100
Views: 4,505
Posted By PRJ
I am quite impressed by the tenaciousness of the...

I am quite impressed by the tenaciousness of the people behind Ferrania. I wasn't a kickstarter supporter, but when they finally get their film out I'll get some.
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 02-22-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 724
Posted By PRJ
Odds are you are going to waste a lot of time and...

Odds are you are going to waste a lot of time and money and not get it to work again. It's an Epson. You might get lucky though. But it will still cost you a lot of time and money.

If you want to...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-21-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 1,743
Posted By PRJ
Turn it back on them. If they are creating a...

Turn it back on them. If they are creating a scene, tell them you would be happy to call the police so they can be arrested for disturbing the peace, which is an actual crime. Put it back on them....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-20-2019
Replies: 2,120
Views: 395,586
Posted By PRJ
http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/2019-005-54.jpg O...

http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/2019-005-54.jpg

One from Valentine's Day.

Hexar RF, Pentax-M 50mm 1.4, Beutler's 1:1:8
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 02-18-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 2,096
Posted By PRJ
Seems to me that Capa was a serial liar. Even...

Seems to me that Capa was a serial liar. Even made up his name. Faked shots. Stole credit from Taro. He got the glory but when it really counted he was a chicken s***. So much for "if your pictures...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 02-18-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 1,500
Posted By PRJ
I have a FOBA Superball on my carbon fiber Gitzo....

I have a FOBA Superball on my carbon fiber Gitzo. Best ball head I've ever used. One flick of the lever and it locks tight... Kinda pricey though. Sure would go well with that FOBA studio stand,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-07-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 879
Posted By PRJ
I haven't seen the flick, but a few years ago...

I haven't seen the flick, but a few years ago there was a series of podcasts about the Jazz loft tapes that Smith had. It covered quite a bit of ground over several hours. I can't remember who put it...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 02-04-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 2,075
Posted By PRJ
Just get a Canon. Lots of people get swindled...

Just get a Canon. Lots of people get swindled into the Epson thing. I think it is because back in the day people were able to make RIPs for Epson printers to improve them, then the professionals took...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-29-2019
Replies: 636
Views: 162,565
Posted By PRJ
Contax...

Contax TVS

http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/2017-035-35.jpg
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-29-2019
Replies: 636
Views: 162,565
Posted By PRJ
Contax TVS. Not sure why these don't sell for a...

Contax TVS. Not sure why these don't sell for a lot more money than they do. At it's best it is a fantastic camera.

http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/2017-003-31.jpg
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-29-2019
Replies: 636
Views: 162,565
Posted By PRJ
You have a good eye Huss. I enjoy quite a lot of...

You have a good eye Huss. I enjoy quite a lot of your photographs.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-28-2019
Replies: 636
Views: 162,565
Posted By PRJ
Nikon AF600 or Lite Touch. An underrated...

Nikon AF600 or Lite Touch. An underrated jem.

http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/2015-006-37.jpg
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-28-2019
Replies: 636
Views: 162,565
Posted By PRJ
Olympus Mju...

Olympus Mju II

http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/2017-039-24.jpg
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-22-2019
Replies: 124
Views: 3,539
Posted By PRJ
The original Stylus Epic or Mju is the best bet...

The original Stylus Epic or Mju is the best bet for the money without a doubt. Not as quick as the Mju II, but those things went through the roof pricewise. Crazy.

I am in purge mode right now and...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-12-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,386
Posted By PRJ
You can tell by the prints with adjoining frames,...

You can tell by the prints with adjoining frames, although that could mean he is using a movie camera as well. Wouldn't be surprised if a lot of them were shot on 16mm looking at them again.

The...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-10-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,386
Posted By PRJ
Those are clearly lith prints done in the...

Those are clearly lith prints done in the darkroom. There is evidence that a lot are half frame and a few seem to be medium format.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-07-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 395
Posted By PRJ
You need the PH 211 for 75 watts or the PH 212...

You need the PH 211 for 75 watts or the PH 212 for 150 watts. I think there is a 250 watt bulb too but I forgot the name of it. I wouldn't recommend it anyway. Too much heat.

You can get them at...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-03-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 762
Posted By PRJ
I use butane and it works too. I also use it to...

I use butane and it works too. I also use it to keep stock fixer from precipitating sulfur. Nothing worse than throwing away half a gallon of fix...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 12-13-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 2,354
Posted By PRJ
Get a Canon. You can get a Pro-10 (Pigment) for...

Get a Canon. You can get a Pro-10 (Pigment) for peanuts. ProCam has an instant $350 rebate on top of the mail in $250 rebate Canon offers. Do the math... PRO10 is the code for the instant rebate if...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 12-12-2018
Replies: 79
Views: 2,097
Posted By PRJ
I don't think there is much demand for them and...

I don't think there is much demand for them and there aren't that many for sale. Ebay has them listed again and again until some sucker wants one and pays. Personally I like the camera, but for the...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 12-04-2018
Replies: 79
Views: 2,403
Posted By PRJ
I don't really care about the "cultural" angle...

I don't really care about the "cultural" angle like some people who are freaking out do. I understand different cultures have different traditions. Simple really. I don't judge other cultures based...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-01-2018
Replies: 1,714
Views: 439,827
Posted By PRJ
I had a 67 MLU for a few years. They are nice...

I had a 67 MLU for a few years. They are nice cameras, and you can't argue with the image quality. I ended up selling it though because they have a kind of design flaw that makes them inconvenient to...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 11-28-2018
Replies: 1,087
Views: 207,832
Posted By PRJ
http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/2018-069-10a.jpg ...

http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/2018-069-10a.jpg

Holga pinhole camera
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 11-25-2018
Replies: 102
Views: 4,196
Posted By PRJ
The Ricoh GR1 was the best point and shoot ever...

The Ricoh GR1 was the best point and shoot ever made in my opinion, but they are horribly unreliable. I'd bet that in another ten years there won't be any that are working unless someone finds one in...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 11-20-2018
Replies: 1,087
Views: 207,832
Posted By PRJ
You can get this print in your hands right now at...

You can get this print in your hands right now at Duncan Miller Gallery's YourDailyPhotograph.com.

http://eepurl.com/dN_-nX

I swear I didn't plan this.....
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 11-20-2018
Replies: 0
Views: 448
Posted By PRJ
If'n you love Paris...

I'm not much for tooting my own horn, but if'n you love Paris and have a few bucks burning a hole in your pocket you can mosey over to the Duncan Miller Gallery's YourDailyPhotograph.com and get a...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 11-12-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 764
Posted By PRJ
My two screens are older than that, a high end HP...

My two screens are older than that, a high end HP and an Eizo. No reason to change unless they go out of spec or you want to do high resolution video. If anything, most monitors have become cheaper,...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 11-12-2018
Replies: 2,424
Views: 357,305
Posted By PRJ
You might like the work of Elger Esser if you...

You might like the work of Elger Esser if you like the Bechers but not Struth. i kind of think of him as a better Gursky. I think he is the best photographer out of the Becher school.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-11-2018
Replies: 245
Views: 23,014
Posted By PRJ
I love night images, but these days I am too lazy...

I love night images, but these days I am too lazy to go out and take them....

http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/2003-029-31ps.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-10-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 1,154
Posted By PRJ
A good place to start is to use an exponential of...

A good place to start is to use an exponential of 1.3. Your new exposure in seconds would be x<sup>1.3</sup>. With color neg that should be sufficient so you don't underexpose.

Color neg will also...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 11-05-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 2,303
Posted By PRJ
Cibachrome prints had the dye in the paper and...

Cibachrome prints had the dye in the paper and the development process removed the dye that you didn't need.

Dye transfer prints had the dyes added to the blank paper one layer/color at a time....
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 11-04-2018
Replies: 1,087
Views: 207,832
Posted By PRJ
Turns out the tube idea seems to have worked. I...

Turns out the tube idea seems to have worked. I haven't printed with it yet, but measuring the light on the easel gives a uniform reading. I used a piece of flexible plastic that was out of an old...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 10-31-2018
Replies: 1,087
Views: 207,832
Posted By PRJ
It is just a standard 1a. The led bulb + the...

It is just a standard 1a.

The led bulb + the white plexiglass was a failure. Lol. I think I need to get a different bulb and try it again. The angle was too direct and the head of the bulb was too...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 10-29-2018
Replies: 1,087
Views: 207,832
Posted By PRJ
http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/ManWalkingDogRainy...

http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/ManWalkingDogRainyNight1997.jpg

Shot years ago in Paris with a Contax IIa and a Sonnar.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 10-29-2018
Replies: 1,087
Views: 207,832
Posted By PRJ
Thanks for the link Eric. Unfortunately I am in...

Thanks for the link Eric. Unfortunately I am in the US and they cost 50 pounds with shipping. Yikes! LOL.

I was just in the darkroom checking this issue out. I think I had what we call over here a...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 10-29-2018
Replies: 1,087
Views: 207,832
Posted By PRJ
The bulb I have in there is yanked all the way to...

The bulb I have in there is yanked all the way to the top. I think it is a standard Eiko ph211. My neg carrier is a custom jobbie with coated glass on the bottom and anti newton glass on top. The...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-29-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 541
Posted By PRJ
The curve values should stay relatively where...

The curve values should stay relatively where they are. I sometimes bump them to .3 and .7 to get a little more contrast, but changing them past that significantly won't do you any favors.

The lock...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 10-26-2018
Replies: 1,087
Views: 207,832
Posted By PRJ
Thanks Eric. I am not sure when it was made, but...

Thanks Eric.

I am not sure when it was made, but I think it was at the brink of the changeover from the 1a to the 1c. The lens that came on it was an Elmar from 1951 (I think?). Been a while....
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-24-2018
Replies: 445
Views: 14,596
Posted By PRJ
I generally like the idea of the camera with the...

I generally like the idea of the camera with the lack of lcd. The wind comes out too far though. It should have been limited to what a regular film M is like when you use the lever to rest your...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 10-24-2018
Replies: 1,087
Views: 207,832
Posted By PRJ
http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/ps_cc_226.jpg Hex...

http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/ps_cc_226.jpg

Hexar Rf/Zeiss Biogon 35mm/Neopan 400/Foma VC/Agfa Neutol WA/Focomat 1a
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-23-2018
Replies: 70
Views: 1,316
Posted By PRJ
With that much money it would be hard to spend...

With that much money it would be hard to spend even the interest.

I'd travel and give away most of it over time.

The one thing most people don't think about is with that much money material goods...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-17-2018
Replies: 51
Views: 1,982
Posted By PRJ
If you lost the money and lost the lens, which...

If you lost the money and lost the lens, which would you miss more?

There is your answer...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-17-2018
Replies: 445
Views: 14,596
Posted By PRJ
That thumb wind is like buying a ferrari and...

That thumb wind is like buying a ferrari and hitching it to a horse.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 10-15-2018
Replies: 1,087
Views: 207,832
Posted By PRJ
http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/ps_cc_224.jpg Hex...

http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/ps_cc_224.jpg

Hexar RF, Pentax-M 50mm f/1.4 converted, Neopan 400
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-08-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 958
Posted By PRJ
Yeah, you do this once and you learn. Welcome to...

Yeah, you do this once and you learn. Welcome to the school of hard knocks. It happens to everyone regardless of what anyone says.

One day, if you haven' already, you will-

Take pictures for a...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-02-2018
Replies: 1,012
Views: 194,520
Posted By PRJ
http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/1997-004-83.jpg

http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/1997-004-83.jpg
Forum: Zeiss Contax 10-02-2018
Replies: 169
Views: 36,444
Posted By PRJ
Prewar 1.5 Sonnar on an M3. I have a really clean...

Prewar 1.5 Sonnar on an M3. I have a really clean one and it is stupid good. I should really use it more. I think this was the last time I used it, six years ago....
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-01-2018
Replies: 96
Views: 2,075
Posted By PRJ
When I was young I figured out that I never...

When I was young I figured out that I never wanted to have any job that required I shaved or wore a tie. One of my smartest moments.

When I was younger I went with goatees for the most part, you...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 09-26-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 714
Posted By PRJ
I've used a lot of programs over the years. A...

I've used a lot of programs over the years. A decade or so ago, DPP from Canon produced by far the best colors from Canon cameras. Far superior to Lightroom. Aperture was also a great program and...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 09-22-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 1,257
Posted By PRJ
What a bummer. Years ago I was looking through...

What a bummer.

Years ago I was looking through the get-it-cheap books at a museum and I came across his book Night Walk. I just went and pulled it from the shelf and it still has the sticker on it....
Forum: Photo Software 09-16-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 1,707
Posted By PRJ
IIRC the guy that was in charge of Aperture went...

IIRC the guy that was in charge of Aperture went out on his own and now has a plugin for Photos. I haven't used it, but it is pretty cheap and worth a look if you are an Aperture user. Might be...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-15-2018
Replies: 2,120
Views: 395,586
Posted By PRJ
http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/2018-048-40.jpg M...

http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/2018-048-40.jpg

Mnolta 9xi, 50mm, SooperHooch
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 09-15-2018
Replies: 1,087
Views: 207,832
Posted By PRJ
http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/2016-005-03_ps_cc_...

http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/2016-005-03_ps_cc_3001.jpg

Holga Pinhole Panoramic camera, HP5, Pyrocat, Foma VC
Forum: Large Format Film RF 09-08-2018
Replies: 406
Views: 163,082
Posted By PRJ
http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/2016-018-02_ps_cc3...

http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/2016-018-02_ps_cc3.jpg

Polaroid 800/900/110 conversion with a Schneider Symmar, HP5, Pyrocat

Middle of nowhere Arizona.
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 09-08-2018
Replies: 92
Views: 17,338
Posted By PRJ
http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/2016-005-01_ps_cc3...

http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/2016-005-01_ps_cc3001.jpg

Holga WPC 6x12, Ilford HP5, Pyrocat-PC, IMGIV, Neutol WA
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 09-04-2018
Replies: 1,087
Views: 207,832
Posted By PRJ
http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/2017-039-27_ps_cc1...

http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/2017-039-27_ps_cc1.jpg

Olympus Mju II, Fomapan 100, Beutler's
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