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Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 1 Day Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,702
Posted By KenR
I used to carry my Mamiya C330 on a neck strap...

I used to carry my Mamiya C330 on a neck strap with one arm through the strap. It would hide the camera somewhat. Even in the pre-digital era I got strange looks when I went out with the camera. ...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 1 Week Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 730
Posted By KenR
Another satisfied Precision Camera customer. ...

Another satisfied Precision Camera customer. After years of hard use hiking, the focus of my Mamiya 6 was off. I was a bit reluctant to send both camera and lenses there, but all came back intact...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-24-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,556
Posted By KenR
It depends

I try to choose based on what I think I am going to photograph and what I can physically can carry with me. A small 35mm for a long hard hike vs. a medium format for a day in the park vs. 4x5 for a...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-17-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 1,171
Posted By KenR
B&H hours in November are a bit odd - they close...

B&H hours in November are a bit odd - they close early on Friday afternoon, are closed all day Saturday and then reopen on Sunday.
I like stand developers or two bath developers for winter street...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 09-12-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 2,107
Posted By KenR
Id-11

One has to assume that if D-76 is no longer available, that ID-11 sales should increase to fill the void. When Kodak enlarging paper went extinct, I shifted to Ilford and have been a loyal Ilford...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 09-03-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 1,941
Posted By KenR
To paraphrase a great movie “I love the smell of...

To paraphrase a great movie “I love the smell of fixer in the morning, it smells like victory”. I enjoy the hands on control of the entire process. I spend my work hours sitting in front of a...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 08-10-2019
Replies: 83
Poll: GW690 gas
Views: 32,454
Posted By KenR
Time to revive this thread. I have a GSW690 and...

Time to revive this thread. I have a GSW690 and a GW690iii. Both superb cameras. The iii has the ridiculous “hood” on it which makes it hard to change settings, but it carries like a real camera. ...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 08-08-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 724
Posted By KenR
I’m an ice cube guy. My water just went over 70...

I’m an ice cube guy. My water just went over 70 degrees so I cool it down tO 68 with ice cubes prior to processing. I don’t adjust times as I assume that things don’t change that much in the 8-12...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 08-06-2019
Replies: 1,026
Views: 198,781
Posted By KenR
Nokton48 - I really like the first picture of the...

Nokton48 - I really like the first picture of the landscape and trees, except I would print it with the leftmost space (with the sun) eliminated. Try covering that highlight and see if you don't...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-03-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 1,743
Posted By KenR
I am of the one camera, one lens school. If I do...

I am of the one camera, one lens school. If I do take a second lens, I wait till I think that I have finished with the first lens and then switch lenses and do another lap with the second lens....
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-29-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 954
Posted By KenR
Bubbles

I used the "microscopy" grade balsam years ago in college to make slides for microscopy. Generally slightly yellow in color, but such a tiny amount remains between the elements that were being glued...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-29-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 1,291
Posted By KenR
Classes

Great advise from everybody. I found that taking a photography class at the local community college really helped me. Took a few more after that at the college and then a few at the ICP in NYC.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-11-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 2,071
Posted By KenR
Wow! Great documentary about a great man. I was...

Wow! Great documentary about a great man. I was delighted to see that he still prints in the darkroom. Thanks for the link.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 07-03-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 1,654
Posted By KenR
Congrats on the purchase - you won't regret it. ...

Congrats on the purchase - you won't regret it. I probably would have given the girls at the inside table an extra stop because they were indoors. The garage looks like the meter underexposed 1 or...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-02-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 551
Posted By KenR
I had problems with Tmax400 several years ago. ...

I had problems with Tmax400 several years ago. Same issue with frames numbers appearing on the negs. Many others had the same issue. I believe that they said that the ink was fluorescing under...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 06-27-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 1,654
Posted By KenR
Metering

The meter is fooled by big expanses of sky. So when I see that there is a big disparity between metering a neutral area and my planned photo with lots of sky, I lock the exposure on the neutral area...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-18-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,124
Posted By KenR
Just like sepiareverb, I have found that humidity...

Just like sepiareverb, I have found that humidity is the most important factor in how the prints dry. In winter with low humidity in NY, the prints dry hard and curly even though they dry face down...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 06-17-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 1,654
Posted By KenR
I had some focus issues with mine after being...

I had some focus issues with mine after being banged around on numerous hiking trips. Sent it to Precision Camera with lenses - they adjusted things perfectly. Don’t hesitate to buy the camera.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-12-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 626
Posted By KenR
Wash & Wash some more

I can't get rid of the purple no matter how long I fix. I use a combination of the Ilford 5-10-20-30 shake method, then use a wash aid and then wash for 30 minutes. Then they are clear.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-11-2019
Replies: 108
Views: 3,003
Posted By KenR
If you carry your camera in a diaper bag it makes...

If you carry your camera in a diaper bag it makes sense to camouflage the gear with a couple of dirty diapers at the top.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-10-2019
Replies: 70
Views: 4,441
Posted By KenR
“Highest level of graininess.” Don’t they mean...

“Highest level of graininess.” Don’t they mean the opposite?
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-14-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,441
Posted By KenR
For me the cameras that I keep are all different...

For me the cameras that I keep are all different but all special. It’s kind of like having children - they each have special qualities yet you love them all. I might like this one for landscapes,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-10-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 3,791
Posted By KenR
Initial 30 second agitation then 5 inversions...

Initial 30 second agitation then 5 inversions every minute. Generally with [email protected] I use HC110 dilution H (1:63) for 11 minutes.
Forum: Fuji X Series 05-09-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 564
Posted By KenR
4x5 with 2 lights at 45 degrees from the...

4x5 with 2 lights at 45 degrees from the painting. Place the camera off axis and use rear shift to center everything on the ground glass. Sorry, but this is how I was taught to do it.
Forum: Travel 05-09-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 815
Posted By KenR
Museums

If you're going to museums, either go early or late. For example, the Metropolitan is open until 9PM on Fridays and Saturdays and is usually fairly empty in the evening compared to noon time any...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-07-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,407
Posted By KenR
Silver print

I still do silver B&W printing on Ilford FB Multigrade paper. I enjoy the process of retreating into the darkroom, putting on some music and spending the day printing. I am saddened by the fact...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-28-2019
Replies: 118
Views: 11,562
Posted By KenR
Hc110

I have standardized on HC110 dilution H for 35mm, 120 and even LF work. It is just so convenient that any theoretical or real drawbacks to it seem minor by comparison. Tmax400 for 11 min in...
Forum: Optics Theory - 04-04-2019
Replies: 86
Views: 2,516
Posted By KenR
B&h

Nobody is mentioning the fact that B&H took back the lens and camera after an unknown period of time (months?). That is great customer service which should be acknowledged as such.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-29-2019
Replies: 85
Views: 2,440
Posted By KenR
Know the rules

I once tried to use a tripod in Rockefeller Center in NYC and was told by the security guard who magically appeared that tripods are forbidden on their property. Knowing that they don't control the...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-19-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 2,616
Posted By KenR
Fuji X-100 when I want a small travel camera. ...

Fuji X-100 when I want a small travel camera.
Otherwise I use film:
Bessa R4 for the tiny but sharp lenses
Nikon F100 when I need autofocus
Mamiya 6 for a travel film camera
Fujica GSW or GW when...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 02-18-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 2,007
Posted By KenR
Capa probably did what any other rational human...

Capa probably did what any other rational human being would do and got the hell off the beach as fast as he could - I certainly can't criticize him. Rather it just points out the incredible bravery...
Forum: RFF Polls 02-02-2019
Replies: 71
Views: 1,857
Posted By KenR
Neither - when I use my Mamiya6 there is never a...

Neither - when I use my Mamiya6 there is never a need to rotate the camera, which is one of the many reasons why I love shooting with it. Otherwise with less enlightened cameras, left hand up.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-30-2019
Replies: 71
Views: 1,555
Posted By KenR
Grandkids

My hope is to interest one of my grandkids in photography and curating my archive of photos and negs. At this point my own kids are too busy with their families and work to get involved in such a...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-22-2019
Replies: 124
Views: 3,349
Posted By KenR
I second the Yashica Electro35 GSN. I just...

I second the Yashica Electro35 GSN. I just picked one up for $10 (I probably overpaid) but paid $12.50 for a battery from B&H. IMHO the lens is one of the sharpest that I own. But a bit heavy and...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-19-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 653
Posted By KenR
Tmax400

I had the 120 format Tmax400 issue a couple of years ago where the frame numbers appeared on the negatives. They replaced the damaged rolls (of course they couldn't go back and re-shoot the photos...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-14-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,681
Posted By KenR
When in doubt, on the trip of a lifetime, a small...

When in doubt, on the trip of a lifetime, a small incident light meter like a Gossen Digisix is a small price to pay for the piece of mind knowing that the pictures will come out.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-14-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 753
Posted By KenR
Inconspicuous

If you want to blend in in NYC then a plastic shopping beg would be best as was previous suggested. I knew someone who carried his Hasselblad kit like that. Not wanting to decend to that level of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-06-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 608
Posted By KenR
Great videos. Did they clean up the streets...

Great videos. Did they clean up the streets before they shot the 1911 movies. Not as much horse dung in the streets as I expected.

The second then and now shows light beams flooding into Grand...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-27-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 649
Posted By KenR
Portrait mode Landscape mode?

Last time I shot with a Hasselblad it was a 2 1/4 inch square. You can crop it any way you want to, but the negative is still square.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-20-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 700
Posted By KenR
Hc110

I also recommend HC110 - I use dilution H (1:63) for 11 minutes at 68 degrees with agitation for 30 seconds and then 5 inversions every minute. A bit of grain with nice sharpness.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-20-2018
Replies: 41
Views: 2,070
Posted By KenR
Sharpness vs. grain

Thank you Roger for pointing out that "the finest grained films suitable for general use are never the sharpest, and the sharpest films suitable for general use are never the finest grained." I...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-24-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 632
Posted By KenR
Rewind knob

The solution to your problem is not to use the film at iso1600 in bright sun. Rewind the film and put in a different roll and shoot in sun at box speed. Then, back in low light put back in then...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 10-21-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 975
Posted By KenR
Large format

This is a given if you use a view camera with ground glass focusing.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-08-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 571
Posted By KenR
I've had a lot of problems with excessive...

I've had a lot of problems with excessive contrast with this film. Tamed a bit with dilute HC-110 - While the Massive Developing Chart says 7-9 minutes for dilution B (1:31), I've been using 1:74...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 09-22-2018
Replies: 89
Views: 16,307
Posted By KenR
Sharpness?

While all of the Holga pictures have less than sharp corners, the centers seem reasonably sharp. The Holga that I bought some years ago had no areas of sharpness, not the center nor the edges, at...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-20-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 744
Posted By KenR
"Better tape"

I had a problem with bulk loaded film in my F100. Perhaps it was due to hot, muggy South Florida weather, but two rolls ripped off the spool and had to be hand rewound by me in a dark closet once I...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-20-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 1,027
Posted By KenR
Hc110

I've tried most of the above mentioned developers and mixed my own from time to time. I keep coming back to HC-110 as it's the best general developer that I have found. Grain and speed OK,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-31-2018
Replies: 121
Views: 4,874
Posted By KenR
Looking forward to getting my Mamiya6 back from...

Looking forward to getting my Mamiya6 back from well deserved service. RFF still very relevant for me.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-28-2018
Replies: 173
Views: 10,586
Posted By KenR
Sometimes good, sometimes best

I do take weather appropriate gear if I know it's going to be rainy/snowy for much of a trip. There rest of the time I take my good gear. It's insured so why not take the stuff that you really like...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 08-25-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 2,243
Posted By KenR
Hc110

HC110 is versatile and lasts forever. My problem with most other developers is that they don't last very long, and I either find this out late at night when I want to develop film, or with Xtol when...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-19-2018
Replies: 92
Views: 4,187
Posted By KenR
Binocular strap

I put to together a camera strap with a binocular strap that puts the weight of the camera on my shoulders rather than my neck - thinking of you Roger. Works like a charm with my Mamiya6 where you...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 08-12-2018
Replies: 1
Views: 320
Posted By KenR
Delicate RF

The delicate rangefinder alignment was one of the reasons why I sold the system. I found that if I drove someplace with the camera on the seat next to me it would be out of alignment by the time I...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-06-2018
Replies: 2
Views: 328
Posted By KenR
Recycling?

Are the plastic spools for 35mm and 120 film recyclable? There are no symbols on the spools to guide me in doing the right or wrong thing.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 07-25-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 977
Posted By KenR
Jake - I agree with Phil F on everything - I've...

Jake - I agree with Phil F on everything - I've not seen the external frame packs in stores for quite a while, although people who have used them swear by them (not at them). Another brand that I...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 07-21-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 1,010
Posted By KenR
Rotten eggs?

Would you cook with spoiled milk or rotten eggs? Get rid of the old junk and buy some new chemicals!
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 07-11-2018
Replies: 61
Views: 4,421
Posted By KenR
Digisix is a great meter - one fault - no on-off...

Digisix is a great meter - one fault - no on-off switch so that if it presses against anything (as in your pants pocket) the battery tends to run down. I generally tape a little plastic dome (from a...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 07-08-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 1,871
Posted By KenR
I found that the published times for FP4 and...

I found that the published times for FP4 and HC110 gave way to much contrast for my taste (landscapes printed with 0 and #1 filters). I started cutting back on the times and then on the dilution of...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-05-2018
Replies: 2
Views: 324
Posted By KenR
Disparity? What disparity?

I can't comment about the disparity between the two sources, but I know what works for me. My standard development of TMY400 is 11 minutes in HC110 at dilution H at 68 degrees in a Patterson 2 or 3...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-02-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 859
Posted By KenR
Fujifilm 120XP waterproof digital camera. Wash...

Fujifilm 120XP waterproof digital camera. Wash it off if it gets sandy by taking it into the pool. They say it's good to 30 feet and shock proof to 6 feet, but I haven't tested out these claims...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-15-2018
Replies: 37
Views: 1,571
Posted By KenR
I have occasional problems with the Patterson...

I have occasional problems with the Patterson reels with 120 film - not being able to advance the film fully onto the reel (especially in hot humid weather). Clipping the corners off the leading...
Forum: RFF News 06-10-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 2,690
Posted By KenR
USS New Jersey

The New Jersey is berthed in Camden, NJ (across from Philadelphia). Absolutely amazing to see the big ship with its big guns.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-07-2018
Replies: 43
Views: 7,858
Posted By KenR
FP4 contrast

I too have had a hard time taming the contrast of FP4 with HC110 (my standard developer). After many attempts, I found that a 1:75 dilution (from US syrup) for 7 minutes at 68 degrees with 30...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-22-2018
Replies: 112
Views: 3,791
Posted By KenR
Film at the zoo

I was at the Bronx Zoo yesterday and saw a young couple (30ish?) using film cameras. He had a Nikon F? and she had a Rolleiflex. I was gladdened by the sight of them.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-19-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 719
Posted By KenR
Naive? Uninformed?

Helen Levitt was a great street photographer, but she didn't invent the genre. Any photo history book has the earlier pioneers - Steiglitz's early NY street photos come to mind.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-20-2018
Replies: 42
Views: 2,336
Posted By KenR
No photos, no memories

I went to Rocky Mountain National Park some years ago and on the first day my camera broke. I was rather angry and upset for the rest of the trip that I didn't have a camera to photograph the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-09-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 669
Posted By KenR
No difference (to me)

I have developed 1 roll in a 2 reel tank using enough solution for 2 rolls, 2 rolls in a 2 reel tank using the same amount of 1:63 dilution of HC110 and to my eye there is no difference. Same with 2...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 04-05-2018
Replies: 137
Views: 4,921
Posted By KenR
Some years ago I was looking for a film...

Some years ago I was looking for a film rangefinder - looked at a Leica 6 and a MP. The film loading was still 1930's - everyone else in the world moved on to rapid loading following the Nikon F...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-27-2018
Replies: 49
Views: 1,632
Posted By KenR
Perhaps somebody can explain to me why there are...

Perhaps somebody can explain to me why there are recommendations to cut exposure by another stop on sand or snow. It always seemed to me that that would cut shadow details even more. Plus,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-16-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 1,688
Posted By KenR
Many people I know would look better if they used...

Many people I know would look better if they used that technique. She should upload a tutorial.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-12-2017
Replies: 32
Views: 2,708
Posted By KenR
Talking Sorry, but Central Park and the 5th Avenue...

Sorry, but Central Park and the 5th Avenue museums are north of the bus terminal.
Also, we use the old English system in NY so 26km=16miles (tried to insert smile icon but couldn't)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-24-2017
Replies: 128
Views: 9,873
Posted By KenR
Staten Island Ferries

MV72 - nice picture of the Staten Island ferries. While I am usually partial to B&W, here I like the color version.
What year was this? The skyline has changed a lot in recent years - there is no...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 09-02-2017
Replies: 2,421
Views: 354,742
Posted By KenR
Arlene Gottfried - Sometimes Overwhelming. ...

Arlene Gottfried - Sometimes Overwhelming. Gritty photos of NYC in the 70s and 80s. She died a few weeks ago and her obituary prompted my purchase of her book. Too bad that I didn't know about her...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-23-2017
Replies: 43
Views: 1,785
Posted By KenR
Ways around anything

There are ways around just about anything - amoxicillin, for example comes as a flavored suspension for pediatric use. There are adults who cannot take pills (in my family) and so the pediatric...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 07-19-2017
Replies: 73
Views: 14,245
Posted By KenR
Primary 35mm camera, but...

I use my Bessa R2 and R4 cameras as my primary 35mm bodies, but whenever I can, I use medium format. I have Fuji GSW690 and GW690 that I consider my main cameras, but their weight precludes me from...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 07-19-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 897
Posted By KenR
H2o

I just use a water rinse when processing film - some say air bells are caused by too harsh a stop bath, and my air bell problem went away when I started using a water rinse instead of stop bath. ...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-19-2017
Replies: 148
Views: 11,911
Posted By KenR
Love at first sight: Minolta XE-7 (but the old...

Love at first sight:
Minolta XE-7 (but the old girl has suffered the ravages of time)

Still attached to:
Fuji GW690 and GSW690
Bessa R2 and R4
Nikon F100

Separated from:
Mamiya C330
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 07-18-2017
Replies: 42
Views: 3,216
Posted By KenR
Minolta Himatic AF2 - has worked for me as a...

Minolta Himatic AF2 - has worked for me as a briefcase stuffer when traveling for work. Somebody gave it to me because they know I like film cameras, so I can't comment on the cost.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-16-2017
Replies: 42
Views: 2,519
Posted By KenR
Hc110

HC110 is my go to developer. It may not be the best at anything, but it is OK at everything. And, after a layoff of a couple of months, on a Sunday night at 9PM it is there for me, and has never...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 06-26-2017
Replies: 60
Views: 3,281
Posted By KenR
Static electricity

Interesting to find out about static electricity setting them off. There is an old family story that when I was about three, my uncle was putting a flash bulb into a camera with me watching from...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 06-26-2017
Replies: 24
Views: 1,346
Posted By KenR
Keh

I put my vote in for KEH - I have bought 2 of the big Fujis over the years, first a GSW690 and then a GW690III. Both came in 72 hours and were as advertised upon arrival. No complaints from me. I...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 06-25-2017
Replies: 60
Views: 3,281
Posted By KenR
Wow, sounds great. Please post some results. I...

Wow, sounds great. Please post some results. I thought only cavers were still using flash bulbs - for the same reason as you are excited about the bulbs, as they need the power to light up some...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 05-21-2017
Replies: 0
Views: 711
Posted By KenR
Irving Penn

I saw the Irving Penn centennial exhibit at the Metropolital Museum of Art earlier today. Great exhibit that really tried to touch on all aspects of his varied career. The prints are just superb. ...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-02-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 726
Posted By KenR
#35 is excellent. Raph Gibson would be proud of...

#35 is excellent. Raph Gibson would be proud of that one.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 03-18-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 984
Posted By KenR
Filter

The only times that I have had problems with the meter is when I was using filters on my Mamiya 6 as the meter is not thru the lens. Then I have used the meter plus the meter factor, or (mostly)...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-11-2017
Replies: 131
Views: 10,256
Posted By KenR
Most fun - just about anything with film from...

Most fun - just about anything with film from 35mm to large format.

Least fun - Mamiya C330 - heavy and a bit fiddly but great results
- Bronica RF645 - bought new to replace the C330...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 02-19-2017
Replies: 50
Views: 5,344
Posted By KenR
Courierware

There are several styles and sizes available from courierware.com that you can customize with inserts, straps etc. I have the small classic messenger bag that does well with 2 Bessa bodies and a...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 01-31-2017
Replies: 50
Views: 4,098
Posted By KenR
I would never put my photo gear in my carry-on...

I would never put my photo gear in my carry-on suitcase as occationally there is no room in the overhead bins because they are either too full or too small (on some puddle jumper flights). If you...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 01-22-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 1,433
Posted By KenR
Great images and I don't mind the mixing of art,...

Great images and I don't mind the mixing of art, commercial and wedding photos.
However, ditch the oval mask - I find it annoying - takes away from the images.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-01-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 887
Posted By KenR
As everyone's thermometer and water are a bit...

As everyone's thermometer and water are a bit different, you are going to find a wide spread of times. I use 400Tmax at 400 and develop with HC110 1:63 for 11 minutes at 68 degrees with initial...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-14-2016
Replies: 33
Views: 2,791
Posted By KenR
Shredded negs

Wow. I never heard of anyone shredding their negs except for one of the Westons (Cole?) who didn't want anyone printing his stuff after he died. I have only lost 1 strip of negs over the years - I...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 08-23-2016
Replies: 28
Views: 5,284
Posted By KenR
I have a GSW i and a GWiii so I don't know the ii...

I have a GSW i and a GWiii so I don't know the ii models that well. The i seems to be built like a tank with a metal skin. Changing the shutter speeds and aperture is easy because there is no...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-22-2016
Replies: 109
Views: 27,536
Posted By KenR
Can we leave physical chemistry and get back to...

Can we leave physical chemistry and get back to practical chemistry? My tap water temperature varies from about 50 degrees F in winter to about 72 degrees F in summer. Having just finished...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-21-2016
Replies: 34
Views: 1,759
Posted By KenR
First one to vote!

I never was the first to vote - I've been using the new stuff for 2-3 months and it seems identical to me. I was wondering why the bottle was larger, with a different shape and lid - now I know.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 08-17-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 1,940
Posted By KenR
I sold my after the film advance issue reared its...

I sold my after the film advance issue reared its ugly head while on vacation in Rocky Mountain National Park. I also had problems with the battery door opening unexpectedly on a hike, leaving me...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-31-2016
Replies: 49
Views: 6,245
Posted By KenR
Street shooter

While it is heavy, don't sell it short as it is quite portable. Look at photos of Diane Arbus in the early sixties and you'll see her with her big Mamiya and flash setup. I don't believe that she...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-30-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 1,295
Posted By KenR
Mystery solved

Thanks for all the input solving the Kodak data sheet discrepancies. After not having used D76 for many years I decided to make some up as I previously bought a bunch of chemicals to make up D96 for...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-29-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 1,295
Posted By KenR
Tmax 400-D76 mystery

Has anyone every been able to resolve the discrepancy between the different times published for Tmax400 and D76? Kodak publication F4016 (10/07) lists a time of 12.5 minutes for D76 1:1 at 68...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-09-2016
Replies: 49
Views: 6,245
Posted By KenR
I had a C330 with the 80mm and 55mm lenses that I...

I had a C330 with the 80mm and 55mm lenses that I used for hiking. Very heavy (I was a lot younger) to lug about. So, I sold it for a Mamiya 6.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 07-07-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 1,967
Posted By KenR
Hc110

I have used semi-stand when forced to by a mixture of different contrasts on the same roll. The results are ok, but as others have said, not as good a tailoring the development to the scene...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-03-2016
Replies: 832
Views: 141,517
Posted By KenR
I had a green Schwinn Varsity - just like in...

I had a green Schwinn Varsity - just like in Contarama's photo - my first "good" bike which I bought with the money I made as a summer camp counselor in 1969. I rode that a lot - 30-40 miles/day...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 07-01-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 1,784
Posted By KenR
Was any of the difference between Tri-X and HP3...

Was any of the difference between Tri-X and HP3 due to lack of standardization of the testing method? Didn't Tri-x double in speed when they standardized on ASA? It seems hard to believe that Kodak...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-23-2016
Replies: 41
Views: 3,078
Posted By KenR
There's always black and white!

There's always black and white!
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-22-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 1,969
Posted By KenR
As I only use the glossy paper, I can't say what...

As I only use the glossy paper, I can't say what matte looks like, but glossy is concave - edges up - on the easel. I generally use 15 sec at f11 so you may have way underexposed. Keep doubling...
Forum: Travel 06-22-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 1,689
Posted By KenR
Tmax 400

I know that there is no love for Tmax 400 here on RFF, but it is my go to film for traveling. With a yellow or red filter by day, no filter after dusk. I've used it in 35mm and 120 depending more...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-17-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 2,153
Posted By KenR
My experience is that local venues are happy to...

My experience is that local venues are happy to display artists work (as it is usually free for them). Try your local:
Library
Hospital
Coffee shop
Just go in and ask - all they can do is say "no".
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 06-07-2016
Replies: 52
Views: 7,143
Posted By KenR
I bought a Zeiss Ercona a few years ago to use as...

I bought a Zeiss Ercona a few years ago to use as a backup camera on a long road trip. The few rolls that I ran through yielded sharp, contrasty negs - exactly what I wanted. I would use it more...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 06-04-2016
Replies: 12
Views: 1,736
Posted By KenR
Paterson

Another vote for the Paterson system - I have 3 different sized tanks that can do 1, 2 or 3 rolls of 120 (or 2, 3 or 5 rolls of 35mm). As long as the reels are dry they are easy to load. That said,...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 12-28-2015
Replies: 2,545
Views: 632,708
Posted By KenR
Donuts

I just saw bhop73's photo "Donuts" and wanted to say that it is great. It looks like a Stephen Shore photo out of his book "Uncommon Places". Bravo.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-10-2015
Replies: 53
Views: 5,238
Posted By KenR
I generally use HC-110 but recently have been...

I generally use HC-110 but recently have been using D96 with Eastman 5222. This is not available prepackaged, so I bought the individual chemicals from Photographer's Formulary. Otherwise, I don't...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-02-2015
Replies: 58
Views: 5,828
Posted By KenR
Medium format?

And what about us medium format shooters? I generally shoot 3 rolls of 120 per day which is 1 36 exposure roll equivalent. The most I ever shot of 120 was 53 rolls on a 12 day trip across England. ...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 09-21-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 696
Posted By KenR
I have never lost any frames, but I have come...

I have never lost any frames, but I have come close to it. So, I generally roll the film to about 1/4'' (6mm?) past the arrow. Since I started doing this the first frame is farther away from the...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 08-31-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 6,346
Posted By KenR
As Airfrogusmc said above and Ansel Adams said...

As Airfrogusmc said above and Ansel Adams said many times, it's about placing the shadow and developing for the highlight. Once the important shadow is placed ( generally -2 stops for a Zone III)...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-20-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 1,874
Posted By KenR
This was the only camera that I sold because it...

This was the only camera that I sold because it was a dog. While the negatives I shot with it were stellar, the camera was always in the shop for one thing or another. As Spanik has mentioned, the...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 07-29-2015
Replies: 1,929
Views: 380,438
Posted By KenR
Widelux

Great Widelux shots Brian. I rented one a couple of times from the now gone Lens and Repro in NYC and always had banding problems, even after (they said) it had just been serviced. Others...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-28-2015
Replies: 77
Views: 21,719
Posted By KenR
Hc110

HC110 dilution ??? B is certainly most common, but they do not specify which dilution they used.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 07-09-2015
Replies: 223
Views: 28,321
Posted By KenR
I have a GSW690 and a GW690 - they give amazingly...

I have a GSW690 and a GW690 - they give amazingly sharp negatives. As noted by many, the "thunk" of the camera shutter (or counter - whatever) is not stealthy, by any means. But they are portable...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-05-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,776
Posted By KenR
My favorite book on enlarging was David Vestal's...

My favorite book on enlarging was David Vestal's "The Art of Black and White Enlarging." It was a step-by-step guide with sections on mounting your prints and various formulas. I think it's long...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-05-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,776
Posted By KenR
Trial and error and, as pointed out by others, a...

Trial and error and, as pointed out by others, a big garbage pail. Other than when I am dealing with a negative exposed at the same place and time as the one that I have just been printing, I make a...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-02-2015
Replies: 2,119
Views: 392,813
Posted By KenR
Are there any side by side comparisons of 5222...

Are there any side by side comparisons of 5222 with some of the commonly available films? (I can't go through 71 pages to try to find this, if it's even there).
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-02-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 984
Posted By KenR
I picked up the entire Time-Life photography...

I picked up the entire Time-Life photography series for a buck at the local library book sale.
Forum: Travel 05-20-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,351
Posted By KenR
Airplanes

How 'bout the Museum of Flight and the Boeing factory tour in Everett, Wa. (It's about an hour north of the city.)
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 05-14-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 6,124
Posted By KenR
I've always processed 800 at a time in between...

I've always processed 800 at a time in between 400 and 1600 - works for me. But whenever you do something this, you have to assume that your first attempt may not come out great. So, you may have...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-06-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 919
Posted By KenR
I have been looked at increduously by various...

I have been looked at increduously by various officials when I explained that I was using a view camera for my own uses and not for commercial use. But, they always have let me continue taking...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-22-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 2,531
Posted By KenR
I rented the X100 and made some nice 11x14 prints...

I rented the X100 and made some nice 11x14 prints from the JPEGs. So, I purchased the X100s for my wife to use on vacations etc. She loves it on auto and when I can pry it from her hands, I can...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-16-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 903
Posted By KenR
I've had prints in the kitchen and environs for...

I've had prints in the kitchen and environs for many years with no apparent ill effects. But they are my prints, so if they become damaged, I can reprint them. That said, every kitchen environment...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 02-16-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 13,148
Posted By KenR
Wink Water depravation

I used the bathroom method of enlarging for many years with good (for me) results. As said above, access to the bathroom is limited during printing sessions, so the key is to deprive one's spouse of...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 02-11-2015
Replies: 43
Views: 7,460
Posted By KenR
My old Durst F60 was a great learning tool for...

My old Durst F60 was a great learning tool for me. It was sturdy and yet could be taken apart and put back into it's box in just a couple of minutes. It was my apartment/laundry room enlarger. I...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 01-28-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 2,842
Posted By KenR
A couple of years makes a big difference in the...

A couple of years makes a big difference in the exchange rates. I opted for a Bessa 2A because it and the lenses were so much less than the equivalent Zeiss kit. I liked the Zeiss stuff but felt...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 12-09-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,666
Posted By KenR
Mercury?

Is that a mercury sphyg? You can't get them anymore as the mercury is toxic police will come and get you.
Forum: Travel 09-20-2014
Replies: 161
Views: 19,149
Posted By KenR
Whether someone likes or doesn't like the borders...

Whether someone likes or doesn't like the borders is a very individual thing. But, what everyone seems to agree on is that the photographs themselves are just fabulous. They truly seem to capture...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-15-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 1,668
Posted By KenR
Just returned from south Utah - Arches and...

Just returned from south Utah - Arches and Canyonlands National Parks. I had a Fujica GSW690 as my primary camera and a Mamiya 6 as backup and for the Ranger hike in the Fiery Furnace (where the...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 09-10-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,373
Posted By KenR
A long time ago I met a woman who said she wanted...

A long time ago I met a woman who said she wanted a Morgan. "The horse?" I asked. "No stupid, the car" she said. It was one of those things that you smile about years later, but you feel somewhat...
Forum: Travel 08-28-2014
Replies: 0
Views: 687
Posted By KenR
85B vs K2

I am traveling to some of the parks in southern Utah this fall. I was planning to take a K2 yellow filter with me for B&W, but rummaging around a box I found an 85B filter. This is normally used to...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 08-09-2014
Replies: 119
Views: 12,707
Posted By KenR
Spot meter

I could never get consistent negs with my incident meter and this year started using a spot meter with 4x5. I was shocked at some of the readings that I was getting with my incident meter - I was...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-18-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 742
Posted By KenR
Plus one

As noted above, everyone is concerned about excess agitation in these tanks. I have been using metal and plastic tanks for many years without problems, but generally try to match the size of the...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-16-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,928
Posted By KenR
Wow, great series. The Rolliflex pix are...

Wow, great series. The Rolliflex pix are fabulous.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-04-2014
Replies: 71
Views: 8,626
Posted By KenR
I too put in a vote for the R4 (A or M) because...

I too put in a vote for the R4 (A or M) because of the built in meter and the ability to use the 21mm without an auxiliary finder. That's why I bought mine and I can say that I am quite happy with...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 06-29-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 1,057
Posted By KenR
The Winogrand show has just landed in New York at...

The Winogrand show has just landed in New York at the Metropolitan Museum. Definately a must see. All of the rooms in the photo area on the 2nd floor were used, with other pix on the walls outside....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-27-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,758
Posted By KenR
Smile The other Ken R.

I think that I am older than the other Ken R., so I was Ken R. before he was.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-27-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,758
Posted By KenR
I noticed this a couple of years ago when I was...

I noticed this a couple of years ago when I was planning a hiking trip in northern England. I had a free day in Manchester before the hike, so I thought it would be cheaper to buy some Ilford film...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-25-2014
Replies: 47
Views: 4,247
Posted By KenR
"the fault dear Horatio, lies not in our stars,...

"the fault dear Horatio, lies not in our stars, but in ourselves"
Forum: Travel 06-24-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 3,248
Posted By KenR
Remember you need shots for much of Africa - some...

Remember you need shots for much of Africa - some for your safety like typhoid and polio but some required for some countries such as yellow fever. Malaria prophylaxis is not mandated but very...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-22-2014
Replies: 44
Views: 3,521
Posted By KenR
Yes, it does for me. Especially when I get...

Yes, it does for me. Especially when I get something very different, either in format or in focal length, from what I already have. I will then walk, drive or train it to both old and new locations...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 06-20-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 945
Posted By KenR
Before I bought an enlarger I did a bunch of 6x9...

Before I bought an enlarger I did a bunch of 6x9 contact prints just to see how they would turn out. I thought they were great (nobody else did) and then went on to purchase a couple of enlargers,...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 05-05-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 2,166
Posted By KenR
I do not think that Damaso was trying to insult...

I do not think that Damaso was trying to insult anyone with the term "native" New Yorker. As so many in the City come from other parts (US and beyond), the commonly used term refers to someone...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-19-2014
Replies: 82
Views: 8,591
Posted By KenR
Bruce Davidson

Sorry, the backround is not Photoshopped in - it's just real-live Queens, NY. The picture is sort of a tribute to a famous Bruce Davidson photo done in the 60's. Just Google "Bruce Davidson Subway...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-25-2014
Replies: 83
Views: 7,692
Posted By KenR
Most people who see my stuff say that they "just...

Most people who see my stuff say that they "just love B &W". Others don't say anything. A few say "this would nice if it was in color". It used to bother me, now I just laugh.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-23-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 1,226
Posted By KenR
Could it be a legacy of the old days when there...

Could it be a legacy of the old days when there were all those roll film box cameras around with crappy lenses? They had much lower contrast than good 35mm lenses and so would have required more...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 02-18-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,599
Posted By KenR
I concur with vytasn and john s that the meter...

I concur with vytasn and john s that the meter overcompensates for any (normal) backlight or skylight. So if the sun isn't coming from over your shoulder, as in an old Kodak instruction sheet, you...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-15-2014
Replies: 39
Views: 6,158
Posted By KenR
My second X100s has just arrived. (The first was...

My second X100s has just arrived. (The first was destroyed when I ran over it - don't ask). The point is that I liked the camera so much that I bought it again. Easy enough for my non-photographer...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 02-10-2014
Replies: 64
Views: 4,606
Posted By KenR
A friend has this one: "I don't need Google - my...

A friend has this one: "I don't need Google - my wife knows everything." Needless to say, I only saw him wear it once.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-15-2014
Replies: 52
Views: 6,881
Posted By KenR
Reminds me of the story about the guy who was...

Reminds me of the story about the guy who was selling apples during the Great Depression for $100 apiece. His friend comes over to him and tells him that with that price he's not going to sell many...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-13-2014
Replies: 79
Views: 9,193
Posted By KenR
X100s

I recently backed over my X100s. My wife and I were loading the car, I put my messenger bag down and told her to put in in the car while I got the dog loaded. She "never heard" me. I backed over...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-06-2014
Replies: 49
Views: 4,109
Posted By KenR
I not had problems with the ball bearings, but...

I not had problems with the ball bearings, but with moisture or humidity on the plastic channels that make it impossible to wind the film on to the reel. This is not much of a problem in the winter...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-16-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 823
Posted By KenR
Dating prints

A friend has asked me to reprint a photo to give as a gift for her huband. The negative dates to the late 80's. What date do you put next to your signature - the date you printed the print (2013)...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 12-15-2013
Replies: 97
Views: 10,863
Posted By KenR
I still use 35mm for the compact size of the...

I still use 35mm for the compact size of the cameras and the speed of the lenses. But whenever possible I use 120. My Mamiya 6 is my hiking camera and my Fuji GSW690 goes on shorter hikes and...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 12-09-2013
Replies: 53
Views: 5,732
Posted By KenR
Not in stock - yet

I was at B&H in NYC yesterday (12/8) and thought that I would buy some of the new Cooltone paper to give it a try. It is not in stock at the moment with an estimate of a 2 week wait until they can...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 12-08-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 2,657
Posted By KenR
What about used Nikonos?

What about used Nikonos?
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 12-08-2013
Replies: 82
Views: 14,605
Posted By KenR
For the money the X100s is a great camera. It is...

For the money the X100s is a great camera. It is not a handmade Leica, nor does it pretend to be. It is a well made almost rangefinder that is a pleasure to use in auto and manual exposure modes...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 11-25-2013
Replies: 81
Views: 11,580
Posted By KenR
I agree Antistatic. Clearly all the large format...

I agree Antistatic. Clearly all the large format work that is being done now, and all the large format work done in the past, doesn't exist now that digital is here. In fact 150 years of analog...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-25-2013
Replies: 34
Views: 3,386
Posted By KenR
Confused

Perhaps it's only me, but what's the difference between Wordpress.com and Wordpress.org?
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-31-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 782
Posted By KenR
A3 (11x17) scanners

I have lots of 11x14 and 9x13.5 prints which I would like to digitize for a web site. Rather than starting over scanning the negs, anyone have experience with A3 sized (11x17) scanners? (nothing on...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 10-08-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 12,714
Posted By KenR
Bronica 645

The first time that I took a walk with the Bronica the battery compartment (held closed by tiny plastic latches) opened accidently leaving me with a dead camera as I didn't take any spare batteries...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 10-02-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 12,714
Posted By KenR
I had nothing but trouble with my Bronica and...

I had nothing but trouble with my Bronica and ended up selling it and buying a Mamiya 6 instead. The build quality is much better in the Mamiya. I assume that the 7 is of equal quality, so I...
Forum: Travel 09-13-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 978
Posted By KenR
My wife and I did the Inca trail several years...

My wife and I did the Inca trail several years ago; I took B&W with 2 Bessa bodies and she took a digital P&S. Sun was kind of rare for our stay, so I don't think that I used many filters. I had...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 09-01-2013
Replies: 79
Views: 20,308
Posted By KenR
The meter is terrible with even minimal...

The meter is terrible with even minimal backlight. So if the sun isn't coming from over my shoulder, I meter off the ground or where-ever the tones seem similar and use the AEL setting to carry this...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 09-01-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 3,171
Posted By KenR
It doesn't have face recognition - so your shot...

It doesn't have face recognition - so your shot looks like the focus on the right shoulder is perfect, certainly not the eyes or the face.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-23-2013
Replies: 52
Views: 5,037
Posted By KenR
Minimalist

I have become a travel minimalist over the years, cutting down my gear load to one system with a wide and normal lens. I do always take a back-up body having experienced a camera failure while...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 08-15-2013
Replies: 111
Views: 18,228
Posted By KenR
I rented them a couple of times from Lens and...

I rented them a couple of times from Lens and Repro in NYC. Banding problems were bad the first time so that I got money off the rental. The second time (a few years later) I was told that the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-04-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 1,226
Posted By KenR
Kiss

The KISS principle applies - one camera, one or at most two lenses. I take only one film type with me as well (generally Tmax400). My wife carries a small digital camera for those sunset shots. My...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 07-31-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 897
Posted By KenR
Thats how William Henry Fox Talbot made his first...

Thats how William Henry Fox Talbot made his first paper negs in the 1830s- took quite a while to expose things to obtain an image - then he figured out how to speed things up with developer to bring...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-24-2013
Replies: 62
Views: 6,268
Posted By KenR
I think we all go through this at different...

I think we all go through this at different stages of our lives. Looking back on a time when my children were small and I was trying to get established at work, I did very little shooting other than...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 07-22-2013
Replies: 93
Views: 15,801
Posted By KenR
Binocular harness

Last year for a 2 week hiking trip I modified a binocular harness for my Mamiya 6. It worked terrifically, keeping the camera both secure and available during the trip. No banging around while I...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 07-12-2013
Replies: 40
Views: 6,176
Posted By KenR
I had a Durst 601 many years ago and did lots of...

I had a Durst 601 many years ago and did lots of 35mm with it with great reults. I even fooled around with 6x6 on it (but as I only had a cheapo 75mm lens the medium format stuff was never great). ...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-12-2013
Replies: 39
Views: 33,243
Posted By KenR
Of course the obvious question here is - who shot...

Of course the obvious question here is - who shot the video? Was this done by the thieves as part of their ongoing quality improvement seminar? Perhaps it was really done by the Police as part of a...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-08-2013
Replies: 94
Views: 8,949
Posted By KenR
I had my 4x5 setup on a tripod in front of a run...

I had my 4x5 setup on a tripod in front of a run down abandoned building a few years ago and was mistaken for a surveyor. A fellow comes up to me and asks what they're going to put up in its place. ...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 07-07-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 2,998
Posted By KenR
Welcome to the BIG Fuji club. I have the GSW690...

Welcome to the BIG Fuji club. I have the GSW690 and love using it. Not exactly a stealth street camera but great to use, with great resulting negs.
Forum: Yashica RF 07-03-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 21,629
Posted By KenR
Dilute bleach (1:10)?

Dilute bleach (1:10)?
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 06-30-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 2,097
Posted By KenR
Being more of a traditionalist, I dry mount the...

Being more of a traditionalist, I dry mount the good ones onto 4-ply boards and put them by subject into boxes. The laminating idea is interesting.
Forum: Off Topic 06-24-2013
Replies: 88
Views: 13,243
Posted By KenR
I don't read Steve Huff very often so I can't...

I don't read Steve Huff very often so I can't really make a comparison between the two of them. But I can say that enjoy Rockwell's reviews. While he can be overly enthusiatic about a product...
Forum: Travel 06-19-2013
Replies: 53
Views: 5,720
Posted By KenR
I did the 4 day Inca Trail with a group about 5...

I did the 4 day Inca Trail with a group about 5 years ago. I had no concerns about crime on the Trail, but in Cuzco and Lima you have to be alert and aware - that said our group had no incidents. I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-17-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,141
Posted By KenR
Sears left the market a couple of years ago, so...

Sears left the market a couple of years ago, so someone is going to try to fill the void.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-15-2013
Replies: 99
Views: 6,839
Posted By KenR
Medium format! No grain at all in 8x10 and very...

Medium format! No grain at all in 8x10 and very little in 11x14 especially for 6x9 negs even with 400 speed films. They are almost, not quite equal to large format 4x5 negs.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 06-10-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 3,331
Posted By KenR
On my GSW690 only 2 full strokes of the winder...

On my GSW690 only 2 full strokes of the winder will allow me to click the shutter. Something is wrong with yours.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-03-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 2,484
Posted By KenR
Kind of creepy to me - I will certainly make sure...

Kind of creepy to me - I will certainly make sure to close my shades!
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 05-27-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,946
Posted By KenR
My Himatic 7s is just gathering dust at the top...

My Himatic 7s is just gathering dust at the top of my closet - who knew it was so valuable?
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-15-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 2,061
Posted By KenR
I agree with Edge100 - different cameras cause me...

I agree with Edge100 - different cameras cause me to shoot differently - even with lenses that have apx. the same angle of view. For me, I think that it has to do with the number of shots per roll...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-12-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,319
Posted By KenR
I was a bit disappointed by it. I thought that...

I was a bit disappointed by it. I thought that the photos, were nice, but taken completely out of context and without any explanations or captions were sort of lost, just kind of out there. His...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-06-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,395
Posted By KenR
Thanks all. I'll probably try the Ilfotec HC as...

Thanks all. I'll probably try the Ilfotec HC as a HC110 equivalent. I hope the Kodak chemistry is around for many years, but corporations are very funny about their profit margin, so you never know...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-05-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,395
Posted By KenR
Ilford equivalents

With the problems of Kodak getting worse each day, I have decided to test out some Ilford developers as they seem to be committed to B&W. I have been using HC110 for many years (with some Rodinal)...
Forum: Film vs Digital 04-29-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 3,715
Posted By KenR
The other aspect of archiving is that most people...

The other aspect of archiving is that most people today don't print out their photos. I was looking for a photo of my daughter taken when she was a baby and found it in less than 5 minutes. Will a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-22-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,192
Posted By KenR
J J - is that The Shambles in York?

J J - is that The Shambles in York?
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 04-17-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 2,431
Posted By KenR
Nice images - they appear to be in focus to me. ...

Nice images - they appear to be in focus to me. Photo #1 of the surfboard has limited depth of field due to the close focus - what were you focusing on? If you were focusing on the near edge of the...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 04-17-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 1,530
Posted By KenR
I use an old army surplus ammo bag for my GSW690...

I use an old army surplus ammo bag for my GSW690 or a Courierware bag if I have more stuff to carry. The camera is so big that it attracts attention and so I prefer to carry it a bit undercover on...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 04-17-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 2,547
Posted By KenR
I use the screen method for about 48 hours and...

I use the screen method for about 48 hours and then the heavy weights come out to flatten the prints. They are generally not flat until I mount them onto a board with heat and mounting tissue. I...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 04-03-2013
Replies: 81
Views: 7,614
Posted By KenR
I put all of the film that I have shot in a clear...

I put all of the film that I have shot in a clear plastic bag and put it in my suitcase. Holds about forty rolls and if needed, I take out another bag and put more in that one. Never failed me, no...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 04-03-2013
Replies: 85
Views: 8,882
Posted By KenR
I would love 220 B&W for my Fuji 6x9 camera. ...

I would love 220 B&W for my Fuji 6x9 camera. With 120 you only get 8 shots per roll - it seems at times as if I need to change rolls every couple of minutes. 220 would really be nice to have.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 04-02-2013
Replies: 105
Views: 8,556
Posted By KenR
I hiked in England last summer with my Mamiya 6...

I hiked in England last summer with my Mamiya 6 and had a great time. Mostly I used the 50mm lens on the camera and on days that promised to be tough, didn't take either of the other lenses with me...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-29-2013
Replies: 45
Views: 4,803
Posted By KenR
I have not been happy with Rodinal and the 400...

I have not been happy with Rodinal and the 400 speed films - nice with 100 speed films. I agree with Keith that Xtol is kind of bland - prompting my switch to HC110 as my "universal" developer. I...
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