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Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-12-2020
Replies: 469
Views: 58,069
Posted By Creagerj
https://joecreager.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/...

https://joecreager.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/big-sister.jpg
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-14-2019
Replies: 183
Views: 7,725
Posted By Creagerj
Fun question! I have had an F and F3 in the past...

Fun question!

I have had an F and F3 in the past and I currently have an F2 and an F4.

To me the answer is no different than the answer to the question how long is a piece of string? It...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-15-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 607
Posted By Creagerj
Me either!

Me either!
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-14-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 607
Posted By Creagerj
It's a small world on the internet! I wonder if...

It's a small world on the internet! I wonder if he was there when I was? I think these were taken on July 19.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-14-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 607
Posted By Creagerj
Surfers in Munich

https://joecreager.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/surfers2.jpg (https://joecreager.com/surfers-in-munich/)

Taken with a Rolleiflex 2.8F in Munich, Germany July 2019. More images here...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-12-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,533
Posted By Creagerj
You definitely should! I am planning to go again...

You definitely should! I am planning to go again next year. It's the third weekend in August. Here is their website http://www.soapboxracer.com/.

I think you are right about the people in the...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-06-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,533
Posted By Creagerj
Getting close enough was a challenge. The...

Getting close enough was a challenge. The organizers asked that you stay ten feet from the edge of the course for safety reasons. If I could have a do-over, I would have tried to work with 1/250 or...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-02-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,533
Posted By Creagerj
Yep, Mt. Tabor.

Yep, Mt. Tabor.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-02-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,533
Posted By Creagerj
Everyone is entitled to their own opinion.

Everyone is entitled to their own opinion.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-02-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,533
Posted By Creagerj
Thanks! That one was my favorite as well.

Thanks! That one was my favorite as well.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-01-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 2,005
Posted By Creagerj
Long story short I took my Rolleiflex and didn't...

Long story short I took my Rolleiflex and didn't regret one bit. I also brought along a small tabletop tripod that hardly used at all. You can see the results here...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-01-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,533
Posted By Creagerj
Portland Adult Soap Box Derby shot with a Rolleiflex

This year I had a chance to check out the Portland Adult Soap Box Derby. I brought along my Rolleiflex to shoot some pictures of the race. I ran into an old coworker who asked if it was fast enough...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 08-23-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 876
Posted By Creagerj
I use WordPress and I do my own hosting with...

I use WordPress and I do my own hosting with digital ocean. If you are considering WordPress you should be aware that WordPress.com is not the same as WordPress.org. WordPress.com is the commercial...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-23-2019
Replies: 0
Views: 529
Posted By Creagerj
Some photos of Landschaftspark taken with my Rolleiflex

https://joecreager.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/wheel.jpg

Taken with my Rolleiflex 2.8F and Tri-X @400.

You can see a few more here (https://joecreager.com/landschaftspark/).
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-02-2019
Replies: 76
Views: 2,827
Posted By Creagerj
Personally, I would go for something medium...

Personally, I would go for something medium format. I only say that because I have been swept up in it ever since I starting shooting medium format. I think the RZ67 is a solid choice. I really...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-26-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 2,005
Posted By Creagerj
Indeed. I just had a moment of self reflection...

Indeed. I just had a moment of self reflection remembering when I first discovered this forum and dreamed of owning any of the cameras I mentioned, but did not have the means. It's a privilege to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-26-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 2,005
Posted By Creagerj
Thanks for the replies everyone. I've decided to...

Thanks for the replies everyone. I've decided to go with the Rolleiflex. I want to shoot medium format and it matches my personal style the best. This might not be true in Germany, but at least in...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-18-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,481
Posted By Creagerj
I hate to say it but a drymount press is probably...

I hate to say it but a drymount press is probably the best option. I used to press my prints for a minute or two and then window mount them to keep them flat. Or, I would use some mounting tissue...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-14-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 2,005
Posted By Creagerj
My heart agrees and my neck wishes my heart would...

My heart agrees and my neck wishes my heart would mind it's own business.



Absolutely my favorite thing about it.



It does pack fairly well and it makes the choice of lens very simple.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-14-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 2,005
Posted By Creagerj
Traveling Abroad - Camera Dilemma

I am traveling to Germany and I can't decide what camera to bring along with me. I want to pack as light as possible, so 35mm sounds like a no-brainer. On the other hand, I personally prefer medium...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-11-2019
Replies: 1,727
Views: 443,188
Posted By Creagerj
Shot with the 45mm f/4 and tri-x. More shots...

Shot with the 45mm f/4 and tri-x. More shots from the same lens here (https://joecreager.com/portlands-sellwood-mausoleum/) and here...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-09-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 500
Posted By Creagerj
A little bit of backstory about these...

A little bit of backstory about these photographs. I first learned of Portland's Sellwood Mausoleum five years ago. I was researching locations for urban exploration in the Portland area, and this...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-08-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 500
Posted By Creagerj
Thanks! Here is another that I didn't put in the...

Thanks! Here is another that I didn't put in the original post. View the full gallery here....
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-08-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 500
Posted By Creagerj
Portlandís Sellwood Mausoleum (shot with Pentax 6x7)

For the last few years I have made an annual pilgrimage to Portland’s Sellwood Mausoleum, also known as Wilhelm Portland Memorial Funeral Home. The mausoleum is an eight story structure built on a...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 03-04-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 1,306
Posted By Creagerj
This problem is apparently not very common. I...

This problem is apparently not very common. I did quite a bit of searching and only turned up one other mention of the light shield failing. I'll update once the problem is resolved.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 03-03-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 1,306
Posted By Creagerj
Quick update. I dropped it off for a...

Quick update. I dropped it off for a CLA/repairs. On closer inspection I could see that the lever that opened the shutter when a lense is installed had come loose. What a bummer. Hoping my repair...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 03-03-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 1,306
Posted By Creagerj
Light shield stuck closed on Bronica RF645

Hi Folks,

The light shield on my Bronica RF645, which is supposed to automatically close when lens is removed is stuck closed. I ran a test roll to confirm that it is not working, and the roll is...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-05-2014
Replies: 43
Views: 2,917
Posted By Creagerj
As Godfrey pointed out, you want a Leica, so get...

As Godfrey pointed out, you want a Leica, so get a Leica. Patience is really the key. I bought an very good condition M2 & 50mm Elmar for $550 on eBay in 2010. I had a CLA for another $120. total...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 01-05-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 838
Posted By Creagerj
Great, thank you.

Great, thank you.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 01-05-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 838
Posted By Creagerj
Bronica RF645: What type of battery does the Bronica RF20 require?

Hello,
This might seem like an obvious question, but for some reason the manual for the RF645 does not discuss what type of battery the dedicated RF20 flash uses. I am currently waiting for an RF645...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-30-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 2,853
Posted By Creagerj
All of these responses have been great. I feel...

All of these responses have been great. I feel better about bringing my CL/M2 now, so I might just do that. I've got a 40mm 'Cron and a 50mm Elmar, both are very compact and light weight.

I...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-29-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 2,853
Posted By Creagerj
There is no need sarcastic. I'm simply asking...

There is no need sarcastic. I'm simply asking for advice. I really can't imagine a scenario in which I would place hello kitty stickers on my camera.



That is good to know. The meter doesn't...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-29-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 2,853
Posted By Creagerj
Don't get me wrong, I love film. I'm just...

Don't get me wrong, I love film. I'm just thinking it might not be the best choice. I'd have to take it all with me from the sates, and it would be run through xray scanners more than a few times. ...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-29-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 2,853
Posted By Creagerj
Well, thanks you guys. I think I'm leaning...

Well, thanks you guys. I think I'm leaning toward the X100. I've wanted one since they came out but now that the X200 is on the horizon, they are much more affordable. Now I have a good reason to...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-29-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 2,853
Posted By Creagerj
I'm not concerned about taking photos at the...

I'm not concerned about taking photos at the wedding, and yes it will be a Catholic ceremony. I mainly just want to take photos because, well, I've never been to there before. I'm less worried...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-29-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 2,853
Posted By Creagerj
I've been considering that since it has a VF, and...

I've been considering that since it has a VF, and the price of a new model is now just $1000. I liked them to begin with, but I've heard mixed reviews. But then again every camera has it's flaws.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-29-2012
Replies: 193
Views: 23,218
Posted By Creagerj
-Trifling over a question that was asked before. ...

-Trifling over a question that was asked before. Who cares? If you don't want to answer, don't. There is nothing wrong with asking again. You might get some fresh responses.

-Spending all day...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-29-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 2,853
Posted By Creagerj
One camera, one lens, and one week in the Philippines

I'm sure this has been asked before, but google wasn't turning up many answers.

I am currently planning to go to the Philippines in November for a friends wedding, and of course, I will need a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-25-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 897
Posted By Creagerj
If I recall, the x-ray photo of the 747 is an...

If I recall, the x-ray photo of the 747 is an actual x-ray photo of an actual 747. The catch is that it is constructed of multiple x-ray images that have been digitally assembled in photoshop.

The...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 03-11-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 2,941
Posted By Creagerj
I know it really isn't optimal. It just happens...

I know it really isn't optimal. It just happens to be what I have on hand for the time being, so I thought I would experiment with it.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 03-10-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 2,941
Posted By Creagerj
I like the tones in the last two photos, but the...

I like the tones in the last two photos, but the first two look muddy.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 03-10-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 2,941
Posted By Creagerj
All you have is Rodinal and Delta 400...

If all you have is Rodinal developer and Delta 400 film, how do you approach developing? This is what I've got to work with for now. I tried doing semi-stand at 1:100, agitating five inversions...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 02-21-2012
Replies: 110
Views: 11,471
Posted By Creagerj
It isn't his financial success so much as it is...

It isn't his financial success so much as it is the economic power that he wields. Like I said before, the worker named Nina who initially refused to have her photo taken and then agreed when he...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 02-21-2012
Replies: 110
Views: 11,471
Posted By Creagerj
It sure seems like that's how the guy feels about...

It sure seems like that's how the guy feels about it. He seems to feel that paying for their time makes everything ok. I guess he is just a purist in a capitalist state.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 02-21-2012
Replies: 110
Views: 11,471
Posted By Creagerj
I've got patience enough to rant for the masses.

I've got patience enough to rant for the masses.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 02-21-2012
Replies: 110
Views: 11,471
Posted By Creagerj
"Pardon me ma'am, but do you mind if I take your...

"Pardon me ma'am, but do you mind if I take your picture with my camera that costs as much as you make in three months while you, ahem, 'holla for a dolla?'"

To a certain extent what he does is...
Forum: Nikon RF 02-06-2012
Replies: 34
Views: 3,633
Posted By Creagerj
I would say his claim is a bit of a misnomer. It...

I would say his claim is a bit of a misnomer. It really depends on what the part is doing. I don't see a problem with soft brass gears myself. In fact I think they would last longer than hardened...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 01-31-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 1,075
Posted By Creagerj
Thrift store find. Good advice.

Thrift store find. Good advice.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 01-31-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 1,075
Posted By Creagerj
Not so much. The tight framing is a result of...

Not so much. The tight framing is a result of the limitations of the lens I was using and the amount of space I had to work with (which wasn't much). I used a tele lens because I had just gotten it...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 01-31-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 1,075
Posted By Creagerj
Making this concept more interesting is where I'm...

Making this concept more interesting is where I'm hung up at. I feel like it has potential, but something, or several things are missing.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 01-31-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 1,075
Posted By Creagerj
Any advice for making this concept more effective?

This is from a recent impromptu photo shoot with some thrift store-found props.

Technical info:
-Film: Ilford Delta 400 @ 3200; Microphen developer
-Lens: Ziess 85mm f/4 @f/5.6
-Lighting: Hot...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 01-27-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 4,105
Posted By Creagerj
I have the 40mm 'cron and it is great. Honestly,...

I have the 40mm 'cron and it is great. Honestly, it blows me away. I doubt you could go wrong. On the other hand they seem to go for silly money.
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 01-21-2012
Replies: 25
Views: 2,806
Posted By Creagerj
I push on a regular basis. I actually really...

I push on a regular basis. I actually really like HP5 in HC-110 @800. I also go further, and I pushed HP5 to 3200 although I can't remember what developer. I'm running a test with Delta 400 @3200...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-13-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 4,606
Posted By Creagerj
Somehow I developed the ability to instinctively...

Somehow I developed the ability to instinctively remove the lens cap as I bring the camera to my eye. It is a habit I learned with SLR's, but it stuck. Of course now I'll mess up and forget when it...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 01-12-2012
Replies: 36
Views: 3,612
Posted By Creagerj
Do yourself a favor and buy an M2. The CL is OK,...

Do yourself a favor and buy an M2. The CL is OK, but that's about it. The finder is nowhere near as nice and the build quality is inferior. It has its place as a light weight carry around. I use...
Forum: Off Topic 01-11-2012
Replies: 72
Views: 4,614
Posted By Creagerj
I love beer. What can I say? I live across the...

I love beer. What can I say? I live across the river from the beer capitol of the world.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-07-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 4,826
Posted By Creagerj
Great film. Not sure if it is that great.

Great film. Not sure if it is that great.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-31-2011
Replies: 52
Views: 6,432
Posted By Creagerj
Just my two cents but it probably doesn't have...

Just my two cents but it probably doesn't have much to do with removing lead from gas and paint. In fact, it probably has nothing to do with that at all. I think that is a notion some people have...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 12-29-2011
Replies: 108
Views: 16,701
Posted By Creagerj
I have had my white macbook since 2007. It...

I have had my white macbook since 2007. It doesn't show any signs of letting up.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 09-12-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 4,103
Posted By Creagerj
This is about all I could find as far as someone...

This is about all I could find as far as someone describing a battery swap. http://photo.net/photography-lighting-equipment-techniques-forum/007INT
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 09-11-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 4,103
Posted By Creagerj
When you say enough rechargeable cells do you...

When you say enough rechargeable cells do you mean that you used standard "C" cell rechargeable batteries that you remove and charge in a battery charger, or did you rig up a new battery pack and use...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 09-11-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 4,103
Posted By Creagerj
Braun F900 Pro Flash Unit Charger

I came across an ancient beast of a flash for just a few bucks this weekend at a thrift store and decided to buy it. Unfortunately the NiCads are dead, and even worse, there is no charger. Dead...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-24-2011
Replies: 36
Views: 21,118
Posted By Creagerj
You almost seem offended.

You almost seem offended.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-24-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 897
Posted By Creagerj
Yep that's her. She's holding the first camera...

Yep that's her. She's holding the first camera that I ever owned.

I'll check out the John Goodman kit.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-24-2011
Replies: 36
Views: 21,118
Posted By Creagerj
I'm actually fairly impressed with the results at...

I'm actually fairly impressed with the results at 6400. I have to try pushing Portra to see how I like it now.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-24-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 897
Posted By Creagerj
I feel like I got a good deal: Nikon F/photomatic T prism

Last weekend my SO and made our usual rounds to the local thrift and vintage stores. I have had a few good finds in the past such as a mostly functional Nikon 35ti for $7.00 and a handful of bounce...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-22-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 3,467
Posted By Creagerj
That was just the kind of thing I was looking...

That was just the kind of thing I was looking for. Thanks.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-21-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 3,467
Posted By Creagerj
Where can I get rabbit ears for Nikon Lenses?

I picked up a Nikon F with a photomatic T prism and a Nikkor S 50mm f/1.4 lens today and well, I like like it quite a bit. The only problem is that my Nikkor lens compliment sort of spans the many...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-28-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 1,262
Posted By Creagerj
Costly ad-ons are another very important...

Costly ad-ons are another very important consideration. Once you talk about photography/video AND sound. Oh man, don't even get me started.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-28-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 1,262
Posted By Creagerj
Well, I'm a Nikon guy myself, but I hear and see...

Well, I'm a Nikon guy myself, but I hear and see great things about the 5dMkII. On the other hand, I have found it much easier to afford Nikon lenses, and I feel that the older Nikon lenses are...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-28-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 1,262
Posted By Creagerj
Have you shot video on a DSLR yet? I hear its a...

Have you shot video on a DSLR yet? I hear its a pain. If you're already wedded to the Nikon line lens wise I think that's a no brainer. If not its up to you.

What exactly are you hoping to gain...
Forum: RFF Polls 06-28-2011
Replies: 102
Views: 20,828
Posted By Creagerj
Totally depends on how much caffeine I've had.

Totally depends on how much caffeine I've had.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-27-2011
Replies: 90
Views: 7,945
Posted By Creagerj
So much hate for Ken. Poor Ken. Whoa whoa...

So much hate for Ken. Poor Ken.



Whoa whoa whoa. An amateur? This man has a photo of two men holding hands in TEXAS in the EIGHTIES! I think it goes without saying that anyone with that in...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-26-2011
Replies: 59
Views: 4,491
Posted By Creagerj
Eh, I'm not a big MF fan. Cameras that big don't...

Eh, I'm not a big MF fan. Cameras that big don't really fit my shooting style. Size is one of the main reasons I dislike lugging around my DSLR.

Remarkably the D200 still hovers in the $400-500...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-25-2011
Replies: 59
Views: 4,491
Posted By Creagerj
I like this and have to agree with it. There is...

I like this and have to agree with it. There is a lot of stuff I want to try film wise and almost nothing that I want to do with my digital gear and Nikon glass (sorry Nikon, I still love you...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-25-2011
Replies: 59
Views: 4,491
Posted By Creagerj
I very rarely take photos for money. Some people...

I very rarely take photos for money. Some people seem a little confused if I say i want to shoot film.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-25-2011
Replies: 59
Views: 4,491
Posted By Creagerj
Thinking of Going all Film. Am I crazy?

The title says it all really. Ever since I picked up an M2 and a Nikon film scanner I don't shoot digital anymore. Most of the time my D200 just collects dust. I've got a great kit too. Granted a...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-25-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 852
Posted By Creagerj
Thinking of Going all Film. Am I crazy?

The title says it all really. Ever since I picked up an M2 and a Nikon film scanner I don't shoot digital anymore. Most of the time my D200 just collects dust. I've got a great kit too. Granted a...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 05-27-2011
Replies: 30
Views: 6,149
Posted By Creagerj
Don't discount the M2. They are solid machines,...

Don't discount the M2. They are solid machines, but you should expect them to need a CLA.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-26-2011
Replies: 30
Views: 3,099
Posted By Creagerj
How have I not thought of that. I shoot fuji...

How have I not thought of that. I shoot fuji supera all of the time and that stuff has a pretty obvious smell. I guess it's smell you learn to love, somehow.
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 05-25-2011
Replies: 30
Views: 6,149
Posted By Creagerj
I have both an M2 and a CL. I'm not going to...

I have both an M2 and a CL. I'm not going to post any pics because they are camera bodies, and the lens is what counts. Here is my experience with both.

M2 Pros:
-Nice VF, RF patch is larger...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 04-29-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 5,374
Posted By Creagerj
I bought that CL. No the meter doesn't seem to...

I bought that CL. No the meter doesn't seem to work, and no I don't care. I use my sekonic L-308s and my brain/eyes. I wish I could remove the damn meter stick, but it looks like it is part of the...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 04-25-2011
Replies: 48
Views: 11,066
Posted By Creagerj
I thought the same thing when I converted the...

I thought the same thing when I converted the price from Yen to USD. Then again, the production run was only 200 copies. Pretty hard to offer a low price and quality with such a small run.
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 04-25-2011
Replies: 48
Views: 11,066
Posted By Creagerj
That is reassuring. I didn't consider the...

That is reassuring. I didn't consider the extended depth of field with a wider lens.



35mm would be great, but the price is what really puts the perar out of the question for me. It looks like...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 04-24-2011
Replies: 48
Views: 11,066
Posted By Creagerj
I would love to get one of those, but $720 is way...

I would love to get one of those, but $720 is way too much for me.



I've heard that is an issue, which is why I'm uncertain about paying the premium for a fast lens.



Kumura does look very small....
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 04-24-2011
Replies: 48
Views: 11,066
Posted By Creagerj
I guess mainly because I have GAS... and I have...

I guess mainly because I have GAS... and I have developed a bit of a penchant for the 35mm focal length. I have $300ish to spend, and I figured I could get something decent for that amount. 35mm is...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 04-23-2011
Replies: 48
Views: 11,066
Posted By Creagerj
What about focusing issues with the CL's short...

What about focusing issues with the CL's short baseline? I'm not super concerned about having the extra stops. the kind of light I would be shooting in would really need to have a small flash to...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 04-23-2011
Replies: 48
Views: 11,066
Posted By Creagerj
I like the 50mm f/3.5, but $650 would be too...

I like the 50mm f/3.5, but $650 would be too much. I'm leaning towards the CV 35 f/2.5, which is in the $300 range it looks like. Does that lens come well recomended? or are there better options...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 04-23-2011
Replies: 48
Views: 11,066
Posted By Creagerj
LTM's are ok, and I'm not concerned about the...

LTM's are ok, and I'm not concerned about the speed of the lens either since I'll use a flash most of the time.
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 04-23-2011
Replies: 48
Views: 11,066
Posted By Creagerj
What is the smallest lens I can get (at a reasonable price)?

I just picked up a CL as a knockabout camera in the hopes that it would fill the void that my finicky 35ti has left me. I've got a couple of good lenses that I can uses on it, but the trouble is...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 04-18-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 1,579
Posted By Creagerj
I'm going to give you my honest opinion because...

I'm going to give you my honest opinion because you asked, but don't assume that my critique of this one photo applies to the rest your work, I'm just trying to give the best critique that I can.

To...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 03-11-2011
Replies: 53
Views: 7,260
Posted By Creagerj
What I am going to say may shock you, but RF's...

What I am going to say may shock you, but RF's are very difficult to work with. No internal metering, no aperture priority or AF (both very useful IMO). To make matters worse you can't actually see...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 03-08-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1,517
Posted By Creagerj
I don't really want it bad enough to spend the...

I don't really want it bad enough to spend the money on something like a G2 (although I would love to have a Konica Hexar AF). I've got an M2, and I think it is awesome. It is also very compact.

I...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 03-08-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1,517
Posted By Creagerj
That's why I like the L35AF, you can trick the...

That's why I like the L35AF, you can trick the camera to EV comp because it has a knob to adjust form ISO50-1000. I also like that it has a threaded lens barrel.

The 35ti is great. Is it $500...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 03-08-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1,517
Posted By Creagerj
My Mysterious 35ti

Some of you may remember that I got an obscenely good deal on a 35ti a while back at a local Goodwill. Well, my relationship with the camera has been a bit of a love hate relationship. I love it...
Forum: RFF Polls 03-03-2011
Replies: 301
Views: 26,042
Posted By Creagerj
I'm a machinist. Generally, I take a small to...

I'm a machinist.

Generally, I take a small to medium sized piece of round steal and cut into a smaller piece of round steal. Most of the stuff I make is a component of a larger part and will never...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-26-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 1,821
Posted By Creagerj
Hmmm. Mr. Ye's email doesn't appear to be valid....

Hmmm. Mr. Ye's email doesn't appear to be valid. I tried to email him with two separate accounts. No luck.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-20-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 1,821
Posted By Creagerj
Okay, that answers my question as I'm pretty sure...

Okay, that answers my question as I'm pretty sure that it is the tension on the first shutter curtain that needs to be increased. In that case, I think I'll send it out for repair as soon as I have...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-19-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 1,821
Posted By Creagerj
Oops, double post.

Oops, double post.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-19-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 1,821
Posted By Creagerj
[QUOTE=BobYIL;1552889]Google "Leica Camera Repair...

[QUOTE=BobYIL;1552889]Google "Leica Camera Repair Handbook Thomas Tomosy" and go to p.32 start reading from "Adjustment" on. Also check the URL below, note the two adjustment screws on the far right...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-19-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 1,821
Posted By Creagerj
[QUOTE=BobYIL;1552889]Google "Leica Camera Repair...

[QUOTE=BobYIL;1552889]Google "Leica Camera Repair Handbook Thomas Tomosy" and go to p.32 start reading from "Adjustment" on. Also check the URL below, note the two adjustment screws on the far right...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 02-19-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 4,868
Posted By Creagerj
I'm glad that you like it. How did you guess?...

I'm glad that you like it. How did you guess? Was it the Music Millennium shirt? Actually I'm not in Portland but just north of the Columbia river in Portland's largest suburb. The shots are of a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-19-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 1,821
Posted By Creagerj
I mainly say it isn't a big deal because it only...

I mainly say it isn't a big deal because it only affects the far right side of the frame, and generally doesn't interfere with the subject of the shot. My compositions tend to be center heavy and I...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 02-19-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 4,868
Posted By Creagerj
At long Last, the Results.

I'm on the fence about how I feel about these photos. Some are pretty decent I suppose, but I feel like I didn't walk away with very many keepers. Here are are a few I thought were decent, let me...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-19-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 1,821
Posted By Creagerj
M2 Shutter Hanging Up

Hello all,
I've been shooting with my M2 for a couple of months now, and I have been having trouble with a mysterious black band on the right side of the frame in some photos. I'm pretty sure that I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-14-2011
Replies: 42
Views: 3,470
Posted By Creagerj
I'm proud to say that I don't even own a zoom...

I'm proud to say that I don't even own a zoom lens for any of the cameras that I own. Of course, I hate digital and i so want to get rid of my DSLR kit to make room for film and a scanner. ...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 02-04-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 4,868
Posted By Creagerj
No worries there, I used to run live sound so I...

No worries there, I used to run live sound so I know how loud it can get.
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 02-04-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 4,868
Posted By Creagerj
Okay, I grabbed myself some tri-x for BW. I...

Okay, I grabbed myself some tri-x for BW. I think 3 36 exposure rolls should do it. Without a doubt, I have all the equipment I will need.

Does anyone have any other advice?
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 02-03-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 4,868
Posted By Creagerj
I did not know that. That is good info for the...

I did not know that. That is good info for the future. I take it the speaker pops?

I don't think I'll have to worry about it for this event. I'm pretty sure the musicians will be going the...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 02-03-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 4,868
Posted By Creagerj
They don't use tube amps, my guess is everything...

They don't use tube amps, my guess is everything will be DI.

I used to run sound, I know the drill and I won't be shooting during the actual recording times, but there is always warm ups.
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 02-03-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 4,868
Posted By Creagerj
I think the flash will make it so you can't see...

I think the flash will make it so you can't see the glow of the tubes. I can't think of any other reason. What is the reason? Are they photosensitive?

I don't plan to shoot while tracks are being...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 02-03-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 4,868
Posted By Creagerj
Shooting Band in Recording Studio...

Hello all,
I've got a big Saturday, and I was wondering if anyone had any tips for taking shots of a band in a recording studio. Some friends of mine are recording a new single and they asked if I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-01-2011
Replies: 98
Views: 7,650
Posted By Creagerj
They all suck, every one of them. UPS is a...

They all suck, every one of them. UPS is a soulless corporation that overcharges for shipping and under pays its employees. I once applied for a job at UPS. At the group interview we were informed...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-12-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 1,936
Posted By Creagerj
I do one of two things when I encounter this...

I do one of two things when I encounter this problem:
1. I do nothing as I never use filters anyhow.
2. I take the dent out with something none metallic that won't scratch the glass.

Odds are...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-19-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 1,383
Posted By Creagerj
Don Mcullin Discusess His Contact Sheets (Video)

This is a very interesting video narrated by photographer Don Mcullin as reflects on photographing war and violence. Just a heads up the content is disturbing, so this is not a good thing to watch...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 12-04-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 1,294
Posted By Creagerj
I didn't realize that the LS-2000 has ICE. That...

I didn't realize that the LS-2000 has ICE. That will probably be the scanner I go with then. I hear you on not wanting to fiddle with something to get it to work, so hopefully I can track down a...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 12-04-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 1,294
Posted By Creagerj
I have the room to do something like that. Heck...

I have the room to do something like that. Heck I've got a desk that I have never used because I just sit on the couch with my macbook most of the time. I'd imagine that a G3 or G4 would run pretty...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 12-04-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 1,294
Posted By Creagerj
Dang, no luck eh?

Dang, no luck eh?
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 12-03-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 1,294
Posted By Creagerj
Nikon LS-1000; Any good?

I was searching eBay for film scanners and I happened to come across a couple of Nikon LS-1000 film scanners. I did a little research and it seems promising for the price. Does anyone here have any...
Forum: Photo Software 11-15-2010
Replies: 102
Views: 11,128
Posted By Creagerj
I'm not a fan of the JPEG's my D200 creates so I...

I'm not a fan of the JPEG's my D200 creates so I always shoot raw. However, I save a lot of time by only editing and displaying the good ones, so usually it isn't much of a hassle. Control over...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-12-2010
Replies: 45
Views: 3,393
Posted By Creagerj
I fully intend to buy an F3 again, and my M2 will...

I fully intend to buy an F3 again, and my M2 will have some serious competition when I do. I have used plenty of cameras that are smaller and lighter, but I really do like my M2 in a lot of...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-23-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 841
Posted By Creagerj
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/4322/U4322I1287889272.SEQ.0.jpg

This one was with my LTM Canon Serenar 50mm f/1.8. Its shot on Fuji ISO 400 color film. I didn't like the colors...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-17-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 841
Posted By Creagerj
The first two are with an Elmar 50mm f/2.8 and...

The first two are with an Elmar 50mm f/2.8 and the last is with a CV 21mm f/4. I'll try to post some more tomorrow evening after I get some more rolls processed.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-16-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 841
Posted By Creagerj
More Shots From the M2

Here are some more photos I took with my...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 10-15-2010
Replies: 29
Views: 7,979
Posted By Creagerj
Whoops, I take back what I said then, they aren't...

Whoops, I take back what I said then, they aren't elitists. I'll try it again. Thanks for the help.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 10-14-2010
Replies: 29
Views: 7,979
Posted By Creagerj
Elitists! I'd just say that but there is a...

Elitists!

I'd just say that but there is a minimum amount of text that must be entered into the field.

Totalitarians!
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 10-14-2010
Replies: 29
Views: 7,979
Posted By Creagerj
Elitists! I'd just say that but there is a...

Elitists!

I'd just say that but there is a minimum amount of text that must be entered into the field.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 10-14-2010
Replies: 29
Views: 7,979
Posted By Creagerj
I'm glad to hear that you were able to solve your...

I'm glad to hear that you were able to solve your problem. I bet that's a load off considering you forked over big money to get yours. It's a good camera although a word of advice, it tends to over...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-14-2010
Replies: 202
Views: 79,070
Posted By Creagerj
I used to say black only, but now I own a silver...

I used to say black only, but now I own a silver M2 and I say that it makes zero difference.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 10-14-2010
Replies: 33
Views: 2,947
Posted By Creagerj
There is always something to shoot if you aren't...

There is always something to shoot if you aren't looking for anything in particular.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 10-14-2010
Replies: 29
Views: 7,979
Posted By Creagerj
It doesn't look like they do that anymore...

It doesn't look like they do that anymore unfortunately.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 10-14-2010
Replies: 29
Views: 7,979
Posted By Creagerj
You're talking about resetting the display I'm...

You're talking about resetting the display I'm pretty sure, I've tried that a couple of times with no luck.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 10-14-2010
Replies: 29
Views: 7,979
Posted By Creagerj
It does have a dent, but the thing is, the needle...

It does have a dent, but the thing is, the needle worked fine for almost a whole role of film while I experimented with bracketing exposures via exposure comp and THEN it crapped out on me. So it...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 10-13-2010
Replies: 29
Views: 7,979
Posted By Creagerj
No, I picked it up at Goodwill. It was hung...

No, I picked it up at Goodwill. It was hung unceremoniously with all of the other P&S cameras.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 10-13-2010
Replies: 29
Views: 7,979
Posted By Creagerj
I tried turning it on and off quite a few times,...

I tried turning it on and off quite a few times, and tried taking out the battery, no luck.

I'm using it in A mode. There is only P, A, T, no S.

Edit: I have tried it in all available settings,...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 10-13-2010
Replies: 29
Views: 7,979
Posted By Creagerj
I have one. I used it to figure out the display...

I have one. I used it to figure out the display reset, but it didn't work for me.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 10-13-2010
Replies: 29
Views: 7,979
Posted By Creagerj
Oh, in that case, you're camera is perfectly...

Oh, in that case, you're camera is perfectly fine. You just need to reset the display. It is a fairly easy fix. PM me and I will send you the camera's manual if you don't have it. Otherwise look...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 10-13-2010
Replies: 29
Views: 7,979
Posted By Creagerj
So I'm not alone here. Does it still function...

So I'm not alone here. Does it still function properly other than that? Can you still adjust the aperture even though the dial doesn't move?
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 10-13-2010
Replies: 34
Views: 3,863
Posted By Creagerj
Uh oh, I'm having a problem. For some reason the...

Uh oh, I'm having a problem. For some reason the exposure comp dial is stuck, although exposure comp itself still works. I started a new thread for it with more details:...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 10-13-2010
Replies: 29
Views: 7,979
Posted By Creagerj
Well, I hope that this is just a fluke and not a...

Well, I hope that this is just a fluke and not a preview of coming attractions.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 10-13-2010
Replies: 29
Views: 7,979
Posted By Creagerj
It is only an exposure compensation needle, so it...

It is only an exposure compensation needle, so it should only move when I tell it too.

I tried to removing the battery. All other needles continued to function correctly while nothing changed with...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 10-13-2010
Replies: 29
Views: 7,979
Posted By Creagerj
Unhappy Problem with Nikon 35ti, please assist!

Hmm, for some reason when I was messing with the exposure compensation on my newly acquired 35ti the needle on the analog display got stuck and won't move when I try to adjust the exposure...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 10-12-2010
Replies: 34
Views: 3,863
Posted By Creagerj
IQ? I'm only writing this because my message...

IQ?

I'm only writing this because my message must be longer.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-12-2010
Replies: 864
Views: 148,268
Posted By Creagerj
I miss my F3, but someday soon I will buy an...

I miss my F3, but someday soon I will buy an F3HP. Just as soon as I by a film scanner, and some more film, and a stand for my enlarger, and...damn, I never should have let her go.
Forum: RFF Polls 10-12-2010
Replies: 125
Views: 13,744
Posted By Creagerj
I dream about the Nikon SP.

I dream about the Nikon SP.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 10-12-2010
Replies: 34
Views: 3,863
Posted By Creagerj
That is quite a deal. I think we may have a...

That is quite a deal. I think we may have a winner.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 10-12-2010
Replies: 34
Views: 3,863
Posted By Creagerj
As requested, here are some pics. These are...

As requested, here are some pics. These are nothing special, so don't be alarmed if they are amateurish or cliche.

The Matrix metering doesn't seem to handle highlights so well, and most of them...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 10-11-2010
Replies: 34
Views: 3,863
Posted By Creagerj
Now if I could only find the ACTUAL manual for...

Now if I could only find the ACTUAL manual for the darn thing I'd be in good shape. Anyone know of anywhere I can get it?
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 10-10-2010
Replies: 34
Views: 3,863
Posted By Creagerj
Photos coming soon! Just give me a day or two to...

Photos coming soon! Just give me a day or two to shoot with it and I'll get some photos up.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 10-10-2010
Replies: 34
Views: 3,863
Posted By Creagerj
Wow, that is quite a deal. I have found a lot of...

Wow, that is quite a deal. I have found a lot of great stuff at thrift stores, but so far this one takes the cake. The only thing that comes close is getting a Leica M2 and Elamar 50mm f/2.8 in...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 10-10-2010
Replies: 34
Views: 3,863
Posted By Creagerj
Ha ha, I'm pretty happy myself. Thrift store...

Ha ha, I'm pretty happy myself. Thrift store hunting does yield treasures, but one must be very patient.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 10-10-2010
Replies: 34
Views: 3,863
Posted By Creagerj
Sorry about the crappy cell phone picture.

Sorry about the crappy cell phone picture.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 10-10-2010
Replies: 34
Views: 3,863
Posted By Creagerj
Thrift store find of the month, if not year!

EDIT: Pics have now been posted further down in the post.

Today i was making my weekly rounds at the local thrift stores and I came across a few beat up old cameras, nothing special though. Then I...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-06-2010
Replies: 38
Views: 3,899
Posted By Creagerj
Here is a question for all of you scanner gurus. ...

Here is a question for all of you scanner gurus. What is a good dedicated film scanner that doesn't cost an arm and a leg? Say $500 or less?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-04-2010
Replies: 25
Views: 2,148
Posted By Creagerj
I'll pass then. I've never been a slow/medium...

I'll pass then. I've never been a slow/medium film fan.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-04-2010
Replies: 25
Views: 2,148
Posted By Creagerj
I've never even heard of Ektar. Is it any good? ...

I've never even heard of Ektar. Is it any good? Does it come in high speed like ISO 400-1600.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-03-2010
Replies: 25
Views: 2,148
Posted By Creagerj
More Recent Shots

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/4322/U4322I1286164353.SEQ.0.jpg

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/4322/U4322I1286164352.SEQ.0.jpg

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-03-2010
Replies: 25
Views: 2,148
Posted By Creagerj
Ok, that good to know. I was under the...

Ok, that good to know. I was under the impression that it was important to get a CLA to preserve the functionality of the machine. I suppose I also wanted to have the RF cleaned to see if it might...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-03-2010
Replies: 25
Views: 2,148
Posted By Creagerj
She says thanks.

She says thanks.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-03-2010
Replies: 130
Views: 16,635
Posted By Creagerj
I shoot RFs for film almost exclusively, and...

I shoot RFs for film almost exclusively, and shoot SLRs for digital almost exclusively.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-03-2010
Replies: 25
Views: 2,148
Posted By Creagerj
Its the old Elmar. It came with the camera. ...

Its the old Elmar. It came with the camera. I've been resisting sending it out because I am getting workable negs as well. I've had it for a few months but I still can bring myself to part with it...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-02-2010
Replies: 30
Views: 7,575
Posted By Creagerj
I'm fairly certain that the environmental impact...

I'm fairly certain that the environmental impact of film is quite a bit less than digital. This is based on nothing but my own assumptions, but I have a feeling that it is true. Just buying...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-02-2010
Replies: 25
Views: 2,148
Posted By Creagerj
Interesting side note. I had never held a Leica...

Interesting side note. I had never held a Leica or seen one in person before I got my M2. It is funny how that works. I had always known I had wanted one, ever since I landed on this forum by...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-02-2010
Replies: 25
Views: 2,148
Posted By Creagerj
I'm glad you liked a couple. The subject is glad...

I'm glad you liked a couple. The subject is glad too. Thank you for the tip on Yuxon Ye. I have heard great things about him and compared to DAG's prices (he told me around $300) $90 is a steal. ...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-02-2010
Replies: 25
Views: 2,148
Posted By Creagerj
I think its great film. In fact it is probably...

I think its great film. In fact it is probably my favorite color. If I could I would shoot with 1600, but it is harder to come by and more expensive...if they even make it still.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-02-2010
Replies: 25
Views: 2,148
Posted By Creagerj
I like the mono shot too. So far it is one of my...

I like the mono shot too. So far it is one of my M2 favorites. I have other good mono shots, but so far I have been too lazy to print or scan them. I suppose I should really get back in the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-02-2010
Replies: 25
Views: 2,148
Posted By Creagerj
This is another I took with the M2 just after I...

This is another I took with the M2 just after I got it.

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/4322/U4322I1277097776.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-02-2010
Replies: 25
Views: 2,148
Posted By Creagerj
I like #1 the most as well. #3 is also good.

I like #1 the most as well. #3 is also good.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-02-2010
Replies: 25
Views: 2,148
Posted By Creagerj
It sat in a safety deposit box for about ten...

It sat in a safety deposit box for about ten years. As long as I remember not to shoot lower than 1/30th and faster than 1/500th I don't notice any major issues. It still needs a CLA regardless.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-02-2010
Replies: 25
Views: 2,148
Posted By Creagerj
Shots from the M2

I took these photos a couple of days ago on my M2. The film is Fuji ISO 800. It looks like I need to send my M2 out for a CLA, there is frame capping taking place at 1/1000th and I noticed that the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-27-2010
Replies: 74
Views: 5,077
Posted By Creagerj
Hey, what about my idea? Go out in a pack and...

Hey, what about my idea? Go out in a pack and split off in pairs. Drop off film at 1-hour lab. Meet up for a beer, then get the photos and drink more beer.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-27-2010
Replies: 74
Views: 5,077
Posted By Creagerj
I'm not really a fan of going out in a group. ...

I'm not really a fan of going out in a group. However, I do think it is a good way to get over any self conciseness that one might have about shooting in public. Personally I like to pair up with...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-22-2010
Replies: 677
Views: 51,219
Posted By Creagerj
"I just got my first DSLR and I've been taking...

"I just got my first DSLR and I've been taking macro shots of flowers..."
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-20-2010
Replies: 57
Views: 3,468
Posted By Creagerj
For me its a habit to always take my lens cap...

For me its a habit to always take my lens cap off. With my collapsible elmar I pull it off and lock the lens into place in one motion without really thinking about it. So far I haven't screwed up. ...
Forum: Film vs Digital 09-12-2010
Replies: 109
Views: 9,082
Posted By Creagerj
I'm young, and since i picked up my M2 I've...

I'm young, and since i picked up my M2 I've almost completely stopped shooting digital. I think that there is still a lot of interest in film.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-03-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 768
Posted By Creagerj
I'll be honest with you, that is quite a steal. ...

I'll be honest with you, that is quite a steal. Unfortunately I can't compete with anything from China. Their labor is subsidized so typically it is cheaper than the cost of the steel itself. Come...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-03-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 768
Posted By Creagerj
Lens Adapters

Here is a question for everyone on RFF. What type of lens adapter would you like to have (LTM to M etc), and how much are you willing to pay for it? You can name adapters that are currently in...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 08-20-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 3,439
Posted By Creagerj
Best Mac Friendly Film Scanner?

Hello All,
I'm looking for a film scanner that is Intel-Mac comparable and reasonable priced (Under $300). Does anyone have any suggestions or recommendations?
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-12-2010
Replies: 179
Views: 16,921
Posted By Creagerj
If I felt like there was nothing I could do to...

If I felt like there was nothing I could do to help, then yes. I wouldn't sell the photo, but I would take it.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-10-2010
Replies: 56
Views: 3,043
Posted By Creagerj
My F3, what the hell was I thinking? Oh well, I...

My F3, what the hell was I thinking? Oh well, I hope Brian's daughter is putting it to good use at least.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-30-2010
Replies: 84
Views: 9,768
Posted By Creagerj
Sad but true. The only thing that I can really...

Sad but true. The only thing that I can really think of to tell you is that it used to be important to matter to a little to a a lot of people, but now it is important to matter a lot to only a few...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-22-2010
Replies: 116
Poll: M2 or M4-2?
Views: 17,423
Posted By Creagerj
Just my two cents: I now own an M2 and I...

Just my two cents: I now own an M2 and I absolutely love it. Love at first fondle would be a good way to describe my feelings toward it. I like the M2 with the button rewind and no self timer over...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-22-2010
Replies: 24
Views: 2,647
Posted By Creagerj
Thank you. I'll have to run a test roll to see...

Thank you. I'll have to run a test roll to see how I like Rodinal. It would be nice to use since I have tons of it.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-21-2010
Replies: 24
Views: 2,647
Posted By Creagerj
I've been using D-76 and have been pretty happy...

I've been using D-76 and have been pretty happy with it. Example here: http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=91594. I prefer HC-110, but my local photo store didn't have any. ...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-21-2010
Replies: 116
Poll: M2 or M4-2?
Views: 17,423
Posted By Creagerj
I have no experience with your other options but...

I have no experience with your other options but I absolutely love my M2. You'll be happy with one, trust me.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-21-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 1,006
Posted By Creagerj
Turns out the dust was from the condenser in my...

Turns out the dust was from the condenser in my enlarger. I just took it apart and cleaned it out, it was pretty bad. I may need to reprint this one.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-20-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 1,006
Posted By Creagerj
Shoot, I should have made the image a bit smaller.

Shoot, I should have made the image a bit smaller.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-20-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 1,006
Posted By Creagerj
One of my first M shots

Now that I have figured out that the Elmar must be fully extended to focus properly I thought I would share one of my favorite shots so far. You'll have to excuse the dust and scratches, I'm a bit...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-12-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 1,093
Posted By Creagerj
Success!

Just developed my first two rolls of B+W HP5 out of my m2, the shots look great. I almost had a meltdown trying to get the film on the reels because one of them was bent, fortunately I had extras. ...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-11-2010
Replies: 44
Views: 4,264
Posted By Creagerj
They may as well be venomous. Cats claws host...

They may as well be venomous. Cats claws host tons of bacteria that prevent wounds from healing, same deal with their mouths.

I once owned a huge black tom cat named Dirby who was by far the most...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-10-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 10,292
Posted By Creagerj
Although I really like the shot, I hate the...

Although I really like the shot, I hate the grain. I like grain, but that's just not the grain structure I'm accustomed to. I'll be staying away from Rodinal. I prefer HC-110 much more.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-10-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 10,292
Posted By Creagerj
I was sleep deprived when I started the thread,...

I was sleep deprived when I started the thread, and I just posted on autopilot. Sorry about that.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-10-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 10,292
Posted By Creagerj
Dang, I think the shop even had Ilfotec HC. I...

Dang, I think the shop even had Ilfotec HC. I think maybe I'll try to exchange it tomorrow. In the mean time I think I'll just use D-76 on the rolls that I have.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-10-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 10,292
Posted By Creagerj
Hmm....tough call. I might try it anyway. So...

Hmm....tough call. I might try it anyway. So far I have read that 800 in 1:25 isn't bad.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-10-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 10,292
Posted By Creagerj
Thanks, I had forgotten about digital truth. ...

Thanks, I had forgotten about digital truth. Well, I guess my main question has been answered. Does anyone have a recommendation for which dilution combo is best at 800 with Rodinal? For D-76?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-10-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 10,292
Posted By Creagerj
Or would I be better off making up a quart of...

Or would I be better off making up a quart of D-76 I have and going at 1:1. To add, my preference is HC-110, but the shop I went to didn't have it so I got Rodinal, not really thinking about it.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-10-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 10,292
Posted By Creagerj
Uh oh, another HP5 in Rodinal question...

Hello all,
I'm trying to figure out a good method for developing HP5 in Rodinal. I have read that the developer works best with HP5 at high dilution (1:100) and long development time (30 minutes...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-08-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 3,201
Posted By Creagerj
Oh, I didn't realize that it could attract mold. ...

Oh, I didn't realize that it could attract mold. In that case maybe I should just opt to buy a decent strap.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-07-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 3,201
Posted By Creagerj
That's a good point. Heck I value the ingenuity,...

That's a good point. Heck I value the ingenuity, I'm not big on dropping a bunch of money on a fancy leather case or strap.
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