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Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-20-2017
Replies: 185
Views: 11,519
Posted By mfogiel
So, where is this 1GB Nikon DSLR to scan my...

So, where is this 1GB Nikon DSLR to scan my Pentax 6x7 negs?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-14-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1,763
Posted By mfogiel
Corran, As stated above, having a lens that...

Corran, As stated above, having a lens that actually focuses precisely on an SLR, is in fact, an exception. Convince yourself: place your camera on a tripod and shoot a target chart at 45% from 1...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-13-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1,763
Posted By mfogiel
"No, focus has nothing to do with focus screen...

"No, focus has nothing to do with focus screen variants" - this is incorrect, in fact it has, you can verify this by checking the focus on a chart and changing the screens, and this is also one of...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 10-07-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 859
Posted By mfogiel
It will probably bring up 50mm framelines, if I...

It will probably bring up 50mm framelines, if I recall well, if you draw imaginary lines to connect the ends of horizontal and vertical parts of the frame, you will have the 75mm view.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-01-2016
Replies: 44
Views: 3,595
Posted By mfogiel
Leica MP, Nikon F, in medium format it really...

Leica MP, Nikon F, in medium format it really depends if you need to make any close up or tele photos, if yes, keep the Hassy if not keep the Rollei, in digital I would keep an Iphone and sell the...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-14-2016
Replies: 47
Views: 2,715
Posted By mfogiel
I see two questions here: -which lens to buy, so...

I see two questions here:
-which lens to buy, so that it makes good photos in low light
-which lens will be sharper.
My idea is, there was something wrong with the collimation of your Leica or the...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 08-20-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 1,777
Posted By mfogiel
@Save Kodak Just look through...

@Save Kodak

Just look through this:http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=51742&highlight=comparative+two+versions+of+c+sonnar
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-18-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 1,730
Posted By mfogiel
I have just started developing the rolls from my...

I have just started developing the rolls from my brief holiday. I shot some of the "old" Tri X, which I bought about a year ago along some of the "new" batch (1931). I've developed them together, and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-21-2016
Replies: 122
Views: 7,953
Posted By mfogiel
The only serious thing about photography, is if...

The only serious thing about photography, is if YOU treat it seriously.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-09-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 5,744
Posted By mfogiel
Many great, not too expensive lenses to try:...

Many great, not too expensive lenses to try: Elmarit 35 ( 2nd), Summicron 50 ( prefer the 1st, cheaper version), Elmarit 90, 135 and Elmar 180. A true gem is the Macro Elmarit 60, but will be...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-09-2016
Replies: 2
Views: 725
Posted By mfogiel
Are you talking about a Rollei Rolleinar? The...

Are you talking about a Rollei Rolleinar? The only thing to remember, is that the thicker part goes on the viewing lens, and has to be locked in position so that the red dot is pointing upwards. I...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 07-01-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 1,757
Posted By mfogiel
It must have been one of these angels that landed...

It must have been one of these angels that landed in the Phillippines...
Forum: Digital: Medium & Larger Format 06-29-2016
Replies: 26
Views: 4,187
Posted By mfogiel
Please, wake me up when someone makes a 6x9cm...

Please, wake me up when someone makes a 6x9cm mirrorless with 1Giga pixel resolution, so that I can use it instead of my scanner.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-29-2016
Replies: 12
Views: 1,151
Posted By mfogiel
For slow shooting an M4P will cover your lens...

For slow shooting an M4P will cover your lens range, and it is a solid Leica with a 0.72 magnification, good enough for fast 50mm lenses. For fast shooting just get an M7.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-29-2016
Replies: 64
Views: 4,425
Posted By mfogiel
Haha, this reminds me of these religious...

Haha, this reminds me of these religious objections, that having sex with a strange partner or in a strange way is "not natural". If it happens, it means it is natural, just like all cameras with the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-25-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 1,730
Posted By mfogiel
Tri X in 135 drying flat ???

A friend has just told me, he has shot some Tri X in 135 format recently, and he swears the film dries completely flat, without the infamous bowing in the middle, which made it so difficult to scan...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-24-2016
Replies: 505
Views: 31,702
Posted By mfogiel
The real point is not about the UK being a member...

The real point is not about the UK being a member of the EU at any cost. The real point, was to keep the UK at the table, in order to help reform the EU in a more libertarian style, and reap both the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-24-2016
Replies: 505
Views: 31,702
Posted By mfogiel
"But you simply can not allow free and open...

"But you simply can not allow free and open borders to people who wish to come and live in your country and then want you to change it to suit their culture." In fact, most unification in human...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-21-2016
Replies: 505
Views: 31,702
Posted By mfogiel
I think that whatever happens on Thursday, The EU...

I think that whatever happens on Thursday, The EU is already taking the lesson. While I'm convinced staying in on current conditions is enormously beneficial to the UK, and the Brits would be...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-20-2016
Replies: 41
Views: 2,366
Posted By mfogiel
A few years ago, I have been among the first...

A few years ago, I have been among the first proponents of a monochrome Leica. The Leica guys perhaps were listening, so they delivered. While I have no problem to admit that on some accounts (...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-20-2016
Replies: 505
Views: 31,702
Posted By mfogiel
One of the likely outcomes of the UK staying in,...

One of the likely outcomes of the UK staying in, is stronger integration of the UK within Europe, and common evolution into the future, wheather you like it or not.
One of the likely outcomes of the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-20-2016
Replies: 505
Views: 31,702
Posted By mfogiel
If the Pound falls, and German and Japanese gear...

If the Pound falls, and German and Japanese gear gets more expensive, the Britons will still be able to use this:...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 06-19-2016
Replies: 1
Views: 746
Posted By mfogiel
Practice makes perfect. Imagine Erich Salomon...

Practice makes perfect. Imagine Erich Salomon with his Ermanox
http://gmpphoto.blogspot.com/2015/03/erich-salomon-first-modern.html
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-18-2016
Replies: 43
Views: 3,013
Posted By mfogiel
I would keep it simple, so another M4 would be...

I would keep it simple, so another M4 would be logical, would also not restrict the use of the 35mm as an M3 would, plus you get the bonus of "automatic pilot" when you have the same type of camera...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-15-2016
Replies: 35
Views: 2,640
Posted By mfogiel
This looks like some particles in the developer.

This looks like some particles in the developer.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-13-2016
Replies: 29
Views: 4,252
Posted By mfogiel
If you do not need the meter, then the M4P is in...

If you do not need the meter, then the M4P is in practice an M6 without the meter and costs a bit less.
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 06-10-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 2,228
Posted By mfogiel
For B&W documents get an HP laser printer, for...

For B&W documents get an HP laser printer, for photography Epson SC 600P.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-08-2016
Replies: 55
Views: 5,370
Posted By mfogiel
I'd say, that if you have even started...

I'd say, that if you have even started considering this, something is wrong with your commitment to photography. For family snaps and selfies the Iphone is sufficient. Think what is it really,...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 06-07-2016
Replies: 41
Views: 4,498
Posted By mfogiel
I would rather go with something like...

I would rather go with something like this:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/imarcc/2881495184
This will cover anything from 16x24 inch to the Iphone sensor :D
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 06-06-2016
Replies: 120
Views: 69,045
Posted By mfogiel
You can simply use live view when you need...

You can simply use live view when you need intermediate apertures. Actually, it would have been better the other way round: get it calibrated for f2.8 onwards, and only shoot in live view when you...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-06-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 2,266
Posted By mfogiel
I think that in terms of value for money you can...

I think that in terms of value for money you can get the Planar 50/2, which is 98% as good as Summicron ASPH at 1/10th of the price, if you want a modern f 2.0 lens. If you like something with a...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 06-06-2016
Replies: 38
Views: 4,223
Posted By mfogiel
"According to the article, Lartigue lived into...

"According to the article, Lartigue lived into his '90s. (Have) you ever noticed how many famous photographers lived to a ripe old age? I wonder if it is something in the chemicals. Maybe it is just...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-06-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 2,959
Posted By mfogiel
Delta 100 is bitingly sharp, with a nice tonal...

Delta 100 is bitingly sharp, with a nice tonal scale and decent speed. With HRX3 it resolves 130-140 Lp/mm, tabular grain. FP4 is a nice medium speed film, slightly more tolerant than D100, far less...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-04-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 2,112
Posted By mfogiel
I have both the original Arca Swiss plate and the...

I have both the original Arca Swiss plate and the Acratech plate, and the latter wins easily in my book - it has no sharp edges, and unlike in the case of Arca, the orientation of the grip follows...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-04-2016
Replies: 149
Views: 11,710
Posted By mfogiel
First, you need to decide what your game is: what...

First, you need to decide what your game is: what do you want to specialise in, photographically. Leica can be great for some types of photography, and not so great for others, plus if you stick to...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 06-03-2016
Replies: 12
Views: 1,703
Posted By mfogiel
If your Kindermann tank is the metal one, then...

If your Kindermann tank is the metal one, then just get metal 120 reels for it, if not, consider getting a metal tank for 4 35mm or 2 MF reels with the rod. You can find this at Adorama, B&H or...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-03-2016
Replies: 32
Views: 2,446
Posted By mfogiel
Have not shot colour since 2007. I simply feel,...

Have not shot colour since 2007. I simply feel, that it is too difficult to interpret colour in a way which is sufficiently subjective and still interesting, although a few photographers, like Harry...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-02-2016
Replies: 20
Views: 2,241
Posted By mfogiel
"So I'm effectively pull processing ? I'm...

"So I'm effectively pull processing ? I'm confused, I thought I was only supposed to compensate in exposure to overcome the old fog and then develop normally ?"
Sort of. You will expose closer to the...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-01-2016
Replies: 20
Views: 2,241
Posted By mfogiel
No, you should start with shooting at 1/4 to 1/2...

No, you should start with shooting at 1/4 to 1/2 box speed and develop perhaps 85% of box speed development times, then you can adjust. For Delta and Tmax 3200 shoot directly at EI 100. It is likely...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-01-2016
Replies: 20
Views: 2,241
Posted By mfogiel
Delta and Tmax 3200 at this point will be EI 100...

Delta and Tmax 3200 at this point will be EI 100 at best, other stuff will have lost at least a stop or two ( I rate films at 2/3 box speed even when new anyway). Investigate also the best low fog...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 06-01-2016
Replies: 38
Views: 2,841
Posted By mfogiel
For a carry around camera, nothing beats Bronica...

For a carry around camera, nothing beats Bronica RF 645 in my book. It is very compact with the 65 or 45 mm lens, It behaves like a truly modern camera plus the lenses are deadly sharp and with great...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-01-2016
Replies: 81
Views: 4,555
Posted By mfogiel
One thousand USD is not a lot in Leicaland, but...

One thousand USD is not a lot in Leicaland, but you just need to adjust your belief system, because owning a Leica actually does not cost anything if you buy it at the right price, and then sell it...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-31-2016
Replies: 31
Views: 6,655
Posted By mfogiel
Tri X has more contrast (tonal separation) in the...

Tri X has more contrast (tonal separation) in the highlights, HP5 in the shadows, but both are excellent. HP5 is slightly grainier ( with more acutance ) and slightly faster and dries flat. I have...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-30-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 1,363
Posted By mfogiel
In B&W scanning, the point is to get as much...

In B&W scanning, the point is to get as much tonal detail in as possible, without clipping the highlights, so your basic concern should be to see ( in preview ) a histogram that fills out the entire...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 05-26-2016
Replies: 2
Views: 855
Posted By mfogiel
Heliar Classic 75/1.8. If you are after a hell of...

Heliar Classic 75/1.8. If you are after a hell of a bokeh, you could also try C Sonnar 50/1.5 or Nokton 50/1.5 or Canon 50/1.2/ 1.4. But on a SonyA7 I would suggest something like Minolta 58/1.2 PG,...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 05-26-2016
Replies: 21
Views: 4,432
Posted By mfogiel
In case your Plaubed does not work out, Here's a...

In case your Plaubed does not work out, Here's a shot with the P645N and 55/2.8 ( roughly 35mm equivalent ) wide open:
https://c3.staticflickr.com/3/2913/14555804578_f9c61e88d9_b.jpg...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 05-25-2016
Replies: 21
Views: 4,432
Posted By mfogiel
You can also do something a little more...

You can also do something a little more complicated, but let's make a small step back.
For portraiture, what you want is to be able to see the subject well and focus accurately in any part of the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-25-2016
Replies: 25
Views: 1,603
Posted By mfogiel
Have you considered buying a mirror lens?

Have you considered buying a mirror lens?
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 05-24-2016
Replies: 86
Views: 14,867
Posted By mfogiel
https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7407/26278801233_3c8...

https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7407/26278801233_3c84379250_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/G3aJ4T)MF20154906 (https://flic.kr/p/G3aJ4T) by marek fogiel (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-20-2016
Replies: 53
Views: 2,807
Posted By mfogiel
Would you buy a fancy film Leica for EUR 6.000? I...

Would you buy a fancy film Leica for EUR 6.000? I don't think I would. If you want a better Leica, get a Zeiss Ikon.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 05-19-2016
Replies: 211
Views: 25,253
Posted By mfogiel
I suggest a Summarino 28/f16...

I suggest a Summarino 28/f16...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-19-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 3,093
Posted By mfogiel
The recoil is when the shutter trigger comes up...

The recoil is when the shutter trigger comes up after the shot. Leica motor has no independent trigger, so you still need to use the same trigger as with manual film advance. While this is a bit of a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-19-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 3,093
Posted By mfogiel
I find the motor drive to be very helpful when...

I find the motor drive to be very helpful when shooting the street or portraits, not so much for slower work.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 05-11-2016
Replies: 32
Views: 2,675
Posted By mfogiel
It's all psychology. It depends on how you feel,...

It's all psychology. It depends on how you feel, and what you have used recently. I have many cameras and lenses, and I just find myself rotating all this stuff periodically according to how I feel...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 05-11-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 2,757
Posted By mfogiel
"I am stunned at how this printer manages to...

"I am stunned at how this printer manages to faithfully reproduce what I see on my screen from the get go - using an uncalibrated 2011 iMac"

- You will benefit greatly from calibrating your screen,...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 05-09-2016
Replies: 30
Views: 4,966
Posted By mfogiel
I have the Summaron 2.8 and Biogon 2.0. Both very...

I have the Summaron 2.8 and Biogon 2.0.
Both very rectilinear lenses, Summaron much smaller and more solidly built (also quite heavy). The main difference is in coatings and contrast. Biogon much...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-09-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 949
Posted By mfogiel
Using the longer lenses can make sense if you are...

Using the longer lenses can make sense if you are after landscape shots and want to travel light, otherwise it is much simpler and often cheaper to have a dedicated SLR for lenses from 85 on.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-08-2016
Replies: 81
Views: 5,509
Posted By mfogiel
For something portable it's difficult to beat...

For something portable it's difficult to beat Pentax 645N with manual focus lenses. For landscape there's nothing like a Hassy, for portraits there's Pentax 67 if you don't rely much on flash, or...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-08-2016
Replies: 3,010
Views: 731,955
Posted By mfogiel
Tele...

Tele Rolleiflex
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7318/26202177233_6bbba7d5fa_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/FVp1qr)MF20153003 (https://flic.kr/p/FVp1qr) by marek fogiel...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-05-2016
Replies: 28
Views: 2,297
Posted By mfogiel
There are only 2 things that could have happened,...

There are only 2 things that could have happened, and you can exclude one or the other by looking if the fims are COMPLETELY blank, or can you see the film markings and frame numbers on them.
1) If...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 05-05-2016
Replies: 84
Views: 6,279
Posted By mfogiel
From what I see, your photos are mainly portraits...

From what I see, your photos are mainly portraits of your family, sometimes with a broader context. For a one lens choice 35mm is certainly the most versatile, for 2 lenses I would go 28/50, but on 2...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-04-2016
Replies: 11
Views: 2,018
Posted By mfogiel
http://www.rolleirepairs.com/models.htm The price...

http://www.rolleirepairs.com/models.htm
The price appears so low, that you should be morally obliged to perform a full CLA, and perhaps upgrade the screen.
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 05-04-2016
Replies: 1,523
Views: 96,875
Posted By mfogiel
Tele...

Tele Rolleiflex

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7318/26202177233_b23211fbfc_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/FVp1qr)MF20153003 (https://flic.kr/p/FVp1qr) by marek fogiel...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 05-03-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 1,102
Posted By mfogiel
And? Most older lenses are radioactive. Unless...

And? Most older lenses are radioactive. Unless you swallow them, there are no risks.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-03-2016
Replies: 31
Views: 4,102
Posted By mfogiel
FM3A will be nice with smallish lenses. The F2...

FM3A will be nice with smallish lenses. The F2 can handle a longer lens and be still well balanced. I would suggest to begin with your 50 Planar, get an inexpensive 85/2 or 105/2.5 and if you really...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-03-2016
Replies: 601
Views: 51,178
Posted By mfogiel
This was shot in 2007 with a FM3A, Makro Planar...

This was shot in 2007 with a FM3A, Makro Planar 50 and AGFA Scala - what a combo !
The person shown is Signor Watanabe - owner of New Old Camera in Milan - a sanctuary for Leica afficionados, new and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-02-2016
Replies: 3,010
Views: 731,955
Posted By mfogiel
Hasselblad 201f + Planar 110/2 wide open. I...

Hasselblad 201f + Planar 110/2 wide open. I recall there was some issue with this shot - underexposure or underdevelopment, so it came out a bit short of...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-30-2016
Replies: 23
Views: 2,843
Posted By mfogiel
The...

The surreal.

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2763/4060831688_f4252786fd_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/7bQPMs)20097421 (https://flic.kr/p/7bQPMs) by marek fogiel...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-28-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 2,523
Posted By mfogiel
FX39 works well with slow films and some T grain...

FX39 works well with slow films and some T grain modern films as well (great with Foma 200), but from my experience was really horrible with a film like Tri X. I would suggest to try the old good D76...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-27-2016
Replies: 16
Views: 2,318
Posted By mfogiel
But you didn't say it was a Summilux ASPH, now...

But you didn't say it was a Summilux ASPH, now THIS is a bargain ! BTW, you were missing for some time Roger, are you OK?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-25-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 1,388
Posted By mfogiel
As noted above, you need some photoflo. I also...

As noted above, you need some photoflo. I also use some burning alcohol to mix into the rinse bath. The other thing you need is some demineralised water - the kind you put into the steam iron ( but...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 04-24-2016
Replies: 372
Views: 40,473
Posted By mfogiel
For me, she is curious and attracted, and maybe...

For me, she is curious and attracted, and maybe in that moment is dreaming of having the freedom she does not have.
I would rather expect her "owner" to be ready to jump, if he was around.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-24-2016
Replies: 39
Views: 7,861
Posted By mfogiel
I'd say the following. 1) If you want to use...

I'd say the following.
1) If you want to use Rodinal, use Acurol N instead - it is as sharp but slower working, so you do not get highlights blockage anywhere as fast. Also, from my experience so...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-23-2016
Replies: 45
Views: 4,033
Posted By mfogiel
Hmmm... https://www.artsy.net/artwork/george-tice...

Hmmm...

https://www.artsy.net/artwork/george-tice-hay-fork-landcaster-pa

http://www.artic.edu/aic/collections/artwork/50157

https://www.sfmoma.org/artwork/39.208

And then there's that most...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 04-22-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 2,646
Posted By mfogiel
I think you have to be patient with the RFF...

I think you have to be patient with the RFF technical aspects - this is no facebook.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-22-2016
Replies: 85
Views: 6,678
Posted By mfogiel
Here are my rules: 1- behave as if you know what...

Here are my rules:
1- behave as if you know what you do, you do it without hesitating, and unless you expressly want to ask for permission, don't make eye contact and move on
2- be prepared and be...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 04-21-2016
Replies: 47
Views: 4,785
Posted By mfogiel
"Here is (click) a portrait of some members of...

"Here is (click) a portrait of some members of the same family which was telling something to the people looking at the photo actually."

Yes indeed - this is telling me that Collapsible Summicron...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 04-21-2016
Replies: 47
Views: 4,785
Posted By mfogiel
"Thought Monaco had a monarchy... !!" - Yes, sort...

"Thought Monaco had a monarchy... !!"
- Yes, sort of, but it is a barter: they rule and you don't pay the taxes. :D
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 04-20-2016
Replies: 47
Views: 4,785
Posted By mfogiel
Nice family portraiture in extremely refined,...

Nice family portraiture in extremely refined, muted colours that resemble the chromatic appearance of old paintings.
Having said that, and wishing Mrs. Windsor a happy anniversary, I think it is high...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-20-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 4,054
Posted By mfogiel
It depends. At the speed of EI 200-250, where I...

It depends. At the speed of EI 200-250, where I think Tri X should be shot if you want to get the most out of this film, I find that developers like D76 1+1, HC110 not too diluted, Spur HRX or even...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-20-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 2,216
Posted By mfogiel
I think Leica and Zeiss at this point should fold...

I think Leica and Zeiss at this point should fold down - what need will there be for their lenses when Zenit is back ??? :D
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 04-19-2016
Replies: 44
Views: 3,076
Posted By mfogiel
To finish the point about "digital skin" - there...

To finish the point about "digital skin" - there is actually a (polish) guy (Andrzej Dragan), who made this sick effect his trademark. Just do opposite of what he does in PP and you should be...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 04-19-2016
Replies: 44
Views: 3,076
Posted By mfogiel
The digital has a tendency to raise microcontrast...

The digital has a tendency to raise microcontrast on the skin, so if the person in the picture has no make up and is no longer in the teens, you get this kind of...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 04-19-2016
Replies: 44
Views: 3,076
Posted By mfogiel
Thr Kasich photo is digital, and you can...

Thr Kasich photo is digital, and you can understand that easily by looking how the skin looks ( the digital skin disease syndrome) and also by the washed out teeth of the guy on the left. On film it...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-19-2016
Replies: 12
Views: 970
Posted By mfogiel
For the Cardinals, particularly the red ones, but...

For the Cardinals, particularly the red ones, but also for other occasional impromptu snapshots of the clergy, this lens for example is more than...
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 04-19-2016
Replies: 40
Views: 4,595
Posted By mfogiel
Just use this and...

Just use this and compare:
http://www.dofmaster.com/dofjs.html
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-19-2016
Replies: 30
Views: 4,443
Posted By mfogiel
You have to check the focus point yourself, or if...

You have to check the focus point yourself, or if you buy second hand, ask the owner. If you ask me, which version is better, I'd say: both.
Read...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 04-18-2016
Replies: 53
Views: 3,931
Posted By mfogiel
It's obvious: the first one. The second one has a...

It's obvious: the first one. The second one has a typical "digital-sick person" stamp all over it.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-18-2016
Replies: 2,578
Views: 493,309
Posted By mfogiel
Rolleiflex Automat, 3,5...

Rolleiflex Automat, 3,5 Xenar

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1508/26474368135_6616007983_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Gks4i2)MF20154406 (https://flic.kr/p/Gks4i2) by marek fogiel...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-15-2016
Replies: 28
Views: 2,262
Posted By mfogiel
^^^ Well, I'm using Nikon CS 9000, and it...

^^^ Well, I'm using Nikon CS 9000, and it resolves 3800 ppi, that still makes 8550 pixels on the short end, so unless your D800, which has 4900 pixels on the short end, uses a lens with an MTF=1,75,...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-15-2016
Replies: 28
Views: 2,262
Posted By mfogiel
@Corran I get roughly a 9000x9000 pixels scan...

@Corran
I get roughly a 9000x9000 pixels scan from a 6x6 frame, and in terms of optical resolution we are not much different. Where is this DSLR sensor that has 9000 pixels on the short side?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-14-2016
Replies: 28
Views: 2,262
Posted By mfogiel
I want to see a Hassy V compatible 6x6 mono back...

I want to see a Hassy V compatible 6x6 mono back good enough to get at least the resolution of my CS9000 from a medium format negative, then the race can stop... In terms of pixels, they are there...
Forum: Optics Theory - 04-13-2016
Replies: 16
Views: 2,487
Posted By mfogiel
This is news: A P&S Noctilux !

http://blog.florian-weiler.de/2016/04/leica-museum/
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-13-2016
Replies: 16
Views: 1,623
Posted By mfogiel
I suggest that instead of adapting your 135mm to...

I suggest that instead of adapting your 135mm to Leica M4, which would be nothing than headaches, look for the Elmar 135/4 - it looks like this:http://kenrockwell.com/leica/135mm-f4.htm
These lenses...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-12-2016
Replies: 975
Views: 362,166
Posted By mfogiel
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1577/25681879133_1f...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1577/25681879133_1fc81b7937_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/F8qkVx)20158423 (https://flic.kr/p/F8qkVx) by marek fogiel (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 04-12-2016
Replies: 62
Views: 4,632
Posted By mfogiel
Initially it was HCB, nowadays I think Bruce...

Initially it was HCB, nowadays I think Bruce Gilden is the toughest of them all... Then, I also like my photos, occasionally...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1543/25597866374_bf364cb62d_h.jpg...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-12-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 1,033
Posted By mfogiel
I think that in Malaysia they have a King, and if...

I think that in Malaysia they have a King, and if the King decides you can only go up to 25 ISO, this indeed could be a problem.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-12-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 5,076
Posted By mfogiel
There is a Distagon 50 in the classifieds now for...

There is a Distagon 50 in the classifieds now for a mere 500 USD if you hurry up!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-12-2016
Replies: 35
Views: 3,984
Posted By mfogiel
Never. Sometimes I go out with a longer lens,...

Never. Sometimes I go out with a longer lens, typically when I want to catch people unaware, but it wears out quickly. The longest "normal" for me is 60mm.

Macro ELMARIT...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-12-2016
Replies: 29
Views: 2,391
Posted By mfogiel
Just focus on the image, and remember you only...

Just focus on the image, and remember you only have 12 frames per film. This is going to improve your photography really fast.

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7404/9737677964_649edf0dff_b.jpg...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-11-2016
Replies: 3
Views: 1,046
Posted By mfogiel
"C" lenses are sought after by someone who...

"C" lenses are sought after by someone who claims, that they have lower contrast, and so are rendering B&W better. - I cannot confirm that, but otherwise they will suffer from all the "old age"...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 04-11-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 1,345
Posted By mfogiel
You should probably look for a repro lens like...

You should probably look for a repro lens like one of the APO Rodagons.
Forum: Optics Theory - 04-10-2016
Replies: 1,841
Views: 1,732,002
Posted By mfogiel
Nikon FM3A, Summilux R...

Nikon FM3A, Summilux R 80

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1609/26337434946_132b167434_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/G8mePY)
20158626 (https://flic.kr/p/G8mePY) by marek fogiel...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 04-10-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 2,818
Posted By mfogiel
When you set the camera speed manually, shoot Tri...

When you set the camera speed manually, shoot Tri X or HP5 at EI 50, or actually, I would recommend to shoot somewhere between EI 25 and 32 ( for me, real speed of these films is EI 250), for...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-09-2016
Replies: 28
Views: 2,987
Posted By mfogiel
An M7 with Zeiss Ikon VF and Nikon FM3A shutter(...

An M7 with Zeiss Ikon VF and Nikon FM3A shutter( down to 1/4000th, both electronic and mechanical) would cut it for me.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-09-2016
Replies: 2,578
Views: 493,309
Posted By mfogiel
M7, Summilux 50 pre asph,...

M7, Summilux 50 pre asph, monopod

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1694/25663474823_ffc967a861_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/F6N1XR)20158305 (https://flic.kr/p/F6N1XR) by marek fogiel...
Forum: Optics Theory - 04-09-2016
Replies: 1,841
Views: 1,732,002
Posted By mfogiel
Summilux m 50 pre...

Summilux m 50 pre asph

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1602/26302343135_c0981b51a5_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/G5fofK)20158427 (https://flic.kr/p/G5fofK) by marek fogiel...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-09-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 5,076
Posted By mfogiel
I would say: save up for the CF FLE version. Not...

I would say: save up for the CF FLE version. Not only is it sharp from wide open, but also it has the prontor shutter, that ages much better than compur, and also it uses the BAY 60 filters, which...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-09-2016
Replies: 39
Views: 6,535
Posted By mfogiel
If you shoot B&W go for thr Rigid one, if colour,...

If you shoot B&W go for thr Rigid one, if colour, go for version 4, if both, version 3 or keep the Canon.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-08-2016
Replies: 37
Views: 8,006
Posted By mfogiel
I bought the screen two weeks ago, so I believe...

I bought the screen two weeks ago, so I believe it's the new one...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-08-2016
Replies: 37
Views: 8,006
Posted By mfogiel
I've just had the Oleson screen fitted on an old...

I've just had the Oleson screen fitted on an old Rolleicord, and my technician said, the focus in the central ring is different from the focus on the rest of the image. ( He had to collimate the lens...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-07-2016
Replies: 95
Views: 9,705
Posted By mfogiel
For the film, I would start with something very...

For the film, I would start with something very easy for a walk around stock, like HP5. I did not say "Tri X" because HP5 dries flat, which is a substantial bonus if you scan. Else than that, when...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 04-07-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 1,364
Posted By mfogiel
I think I paid around 400 USD for mine some time...

I think I paid around 400 USD for mine some time ago. The lens is excellent and similar in rendering to the 65mm, but size wise it is almost 3 times as long, has a very tiny hood, else it would...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 04-07-2016
Replies: 50
Views: 4,525
Posted By mfogiel
@Nowhereman For the scanning set up, take a look...

@Nowhereman
For the scanning set up, take a look here:
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=154469

Doug's holders are these: http://www.betterscanning.com

I've read that Epson...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 04-06-2016
Replies: 50
Views: 4,525
Posted By mfogiel
@teddy An A4 print is roughly 8x11 inch. If you...

@teddy
An A4 print is roughly 8x11 inch. If you only shoot 35mm film, you will need to crop a bit the long side, or make the long side fit, at which point the short side will be about 7.5 inch.
Let's...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-06-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 1,499
Posted By mfogiel
The reality is, that a camera that has not been...

The reality is, that a camera that has not been used for decades will need a CLA, which will cost you 200-300 USD if all is OK. Then factor in another expense for the likely upgrade of the screen (...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 04-06-2016
Replies: 50
Views: 4,525
Posted By mfogiel
The question you should have asked would be:...

The question you should have asked would be: given that I want to print good quality B&W prints of the size "XXX", which scanner do I need?
I will help: I print using Epson printers, which like to...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-06-2016
Replies: 21
Views: 1,287
Posted By mfogiel
I have not tried this one, but I use sometimes a...

I have not tried this one, but I use sometimes a meterless PME 90 on my F bodies, and you can easily see the whole image even with glasses, but at the expense of having only a 2x magnification ( the...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-05-2016
Replies: 95
Views: 9,705
Posted By mfogiel
To be completely frank, there is nothing that can...

To be completely frank, there is nothing that can compare to shooting B&W film in an all mechanical camera. For colour, in my opinion, digital is simply too convenient to bother with film.Digital...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 04-05-2016
Replies: 30
Views: 1,963
Posted By mfogiel
Lunasix 3, L 398 a, digisix and a polaris...

Lunasix 3, L 398 a, digisix and a polaris light/flash meter. Digisix is with me most often because it's the smallest, l-398a is second in line because it's the sexiest.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-05-2016
Replies: 36
Views: 2,344
Posted By mfogiel
Wordpress for me as well.

Wordpress for me as well.
Forum: RFF Polls 04-05-2016
Replies: 83
Views: 7,573
Posted By mfogiel
I don't make any digital photography.

I don't make any digital photography.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-05-2016
Replies: 21
Views: 1,287
Posted By mfogiel
Yes, I have a hc-4. It has a built in diopter...

Yes, I have a hc-4. It has a built in diopter adapter you can set to your eyesight, and you cannot really use it with glasses anyway, because you need to center your eye precisely. In my opinion it...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-05-2016
Replies: 21
Views: 1,287
Posted By mfogiel
The 45 deg prism wins in my book. I would go with...

The 45 deg prism wins in my book. I would go with the NC-2 one, as the PM45 versions are heavier, and I have found the metered one difficult to calibrate properly. The 90 deg prism you were bidding...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 04-04-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 831
Posted By mfogiel
If you are young, a heavy tripod like the 055...

If you are young, a heavy tripod like the 055 will not scare you, however, consider these additional facts:
- do you use the 90 deg finders, or only WLF and 45 deg one?
- do you use lenses longer...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 04-04-2016
Replies: 3
Views: 816
Posted By mfogiel
Investigate putting some transparent liquid on,...

Investigate putting some transparent liquid on, which will not damage them, press with clear glass, so that the liquid will cover up everything uniformly ( akin to wet scanning) and photograph taking...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-04-2016
Replies: 45
Views: 2,983
Posted By mfogiel
Talking OMG, so you actually mean that a camera which is...

OMG, so you actually mean that a camera which is not a Leica can make photos !!!
I am gobsmacked ! :D
BTW, if you chance to find the Nikkor S 58/1.4 it is very nice for portraits.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-04-2016
Replies: 89
Views: 4,529
Posted By mfogiel
Joe, I'm not trying to be hostile. In my opinion,...

Joe,
I'm not trying to be hostile. In my opinion, this is not a successful photo for the following reasons:
- this "type" of photo has been beaten to death by most known and less known photographers...
Forum: Fuji X Series 04-04-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 1,615
Posted By mfogiel
I'd say, there is an idea here, but I'd chop it...

I'd say, there is an idea here, but I'd chop it tighter on the sides and take it again placing myself one meter farther away, so that your head would not be consigned to ISIS.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-04-2016
Replies: 45
Views: 6,643
Posted By mfogiel
I am not a big fan of this film, however the best...

I am not a big fan of this film, however the best results I got from it was shooting at EI 64 and developing in Acurol N 1+90 for about 20 mins with semi stand...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-03-2016
Replies: 585
Views: 85,973
Posted By mfogiel
M7, Summilux 50 pre...

M7, Summilux 50 pre asph

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1543/25597866374_91c0581b1a_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/EZZKRG)20157632 (https://flic.kr/p/EZZKRG) by marek fogiel...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-03-2016
Replies: 89
Views: 4,529
Posted By mfogiel
So, my advice is: trash it and move on.

So, my advice is: trash it and move on.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-02-2016
Replies: 89
Views: 4,529
Posted By mfogiel
You mean, you are serious Joe?

You mean, you are serious Joe?
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-02-2016
Replies: 111
Views: 11,797
Posted By mfogiel
A 35/1.4 that performs like 50/1.4 pre asph and...

A 35/1.4 that performs like 50/1.4 pre asph and is no bigger.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-31-2016
Replies: 29
Views: 2,656
Posted By mfogiel
The benefit of the alligator straps is that once...

The benefit of the alligator straps is that once you lift the camera to focus and the strap loses tension, the aligators bend outwards thus making the access to the WLF easier. If you find these...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-31-2016
Replies: 29
Views: 2,656
Posted By mfogiel
The crocodile strap is very handy, but somewhat...

The crocodile strap is very handy, but somewhat risky due to old age. If you send the cut off crocodiles to Luigi, he will fit them on one of his straps, which is what I did, it looks like...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-31-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 1,642
Posted By mfogiel
Wink For this money I bought 2 Bronica RF bodies with...

For this money I bought 2 Bronica RF bodies with 45,65 and 100mm lenses, and I have spent less on the M7 I got from you in 2008 Keith ;)
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-30-2016
Replies: 69
Views: 5,014
Posted By mfogiel
None of the above. In my opinion there are 3 good...

None of the above. In my opinion there are 3 good 50mm lenses for B&W, and only one of these will probably be a bit more expensive:
Summicron Rigid or DR
Elmar M v2
Summilux pre asph v2 or 3.

The...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 03-30-2016
Replies: 36
Views: 3,627
Posted By mfogiel
Mc Curry has worked all his life for National...

Mc Curry has worked all his life for National Geographic, not for a night club for frustrated photographers.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-29-2016
Replies: 1,725
Views: 320,834
Posted By mfogiel
Nikon FM3A, Macro Elmarit...

Nikon FM3A, Macro Elmarit 60

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1675/25523540134_81f23801d8_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ETqPfN)20156923 (https://flic.kr/p/ETqPfN) by marek fogiel...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 03-29-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 10,164
Posted By mfogiel
The contrast is low, but the bokeh is certainly...

The contrast is low, but the bokeh is certainly pretty...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 03-29-2016
Replies: 26
Views: 12,589
Posted By mfogiel
^^ Are you serious? A self censorship for street...

^^ Are you serious? A self censorship for street photography? The lady was in a public space, so this photo is in my perception fully legitimate. I think we as photographers should not be stricter on...
Forum: Travel 03-28-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 836
Posted By mfogiel
I do not live in Paris, but I think you will be...

I do not live in Paris, but I think you will be safe with this lab:
http://online.picto.fr/?gclid=CjwKEAjwrOO3BRCX55-L9_WojHoSJAAPxcSPQRnlIv2b2ZSZNn8haHaTMOUCQCV6fW3R-_vVTR5KOBoC4K3w_wcB
They...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 03-28-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 1,862
Posted By mfogiel
Are we talking about B&W Huss?

Are we talking about B&W Huss?
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 03-28-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 1,862
Posted By mfogiel
I'd say that if you want to shoot colour, just...

I'd say that if you want to shoot colour, just stick to your digital camera.
Even if you wanted to shoot B&W, you might still consider to stick to what you have - read...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 03-28-2016
Replies: 25
Views: 6,001
Posted By mfogiel
When I still had the CLE I've tried various 28mm...

When I still had the CLE I've tried various 28mm lenses on it, and the best fit was Leica Elmarit ASPH. However, a much superior body is a Bessa R4A, with the added bonus that the light measurement...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-27-2016
Replies: 269
Views: 31,911
Posted By mfogiel
Nikon FM3A, Macro Elmarit...

Nikon FM3A, Macro Elmarit 60/2.8

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1461/25481279464_ff8d3ead90_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/EPGdCy)20156107 (https://flic.kr/p/EPGdCy) by marek fogiel...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-25-2016
Replies: 61
Views: 5,855
Posted By mfogiel
I'd say, that unless you are a masochist, you...

I'd say, that unless you are a masochist, you should either have a meterless camera, or if you want the meter, it should be an M7.
Why?
Because, if you have the time to fiddle with the knobs, then...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 03-23-2016
Replies: 28
Views: 4,844
Posted By mfogiel
Great news ! Keep on rolling: film or digital,...

Great news ! Keep on rolling: film or digital, the important thing is to enjoy what you do...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 03-22-2016
Replies: 19
Views: 1,833
Posted By mfogiel
Very nice. Remember however, that with "sunny 16"...

Very nice. Remember however, that with "sunny 16" in deep shadow, you need to open the lens 2-3 stops if you want to see any shadow detail.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-21-2016
Replies: 1,725
Views: 320,834
Posted By mfogiel
FM3A, Summilux R...

FM3A, Summilux R 80

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1496/25873235646_687d76d749_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Fqk6xL)20157221 (https://flic.kr/p/Fqk6xL) by marek fogiel...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-20-2016
Replies: 585
Views: 85,973
Posted By mfogiel
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1496/25873235646_b2...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1496/25873235646_b2c7246047_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Fqk6xL)20157221 (https://flic.kr/p/Fqk6xL) by marek fogiel (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-18-2016
Replies: 38
Views: 12,324
Posted By mfogiel
BTW, is this does not look like a Leica, is she...

BTW, is this does not look like a Leica, is she holding a Robot camera?

http://www.vivianmaier.com/gallery/self-portraits-color/#slide-22
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-17-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 1,629
Posted By mfogiel
The fact is, no matter how many reviews you read,...

The fact is, no matter how many reviews you read, they will not tell you the truth: that compared to say, the Makro Planar 50/2 the 50/1.8 AF-S looks like a lens made in North Korea. I bought one for...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-17-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 1,469
Posted By mfogiel
Yes, although a Yashica has 5 blades only...

Yes, although a Yashica has 5 blades only...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-17-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 2,569
Posted By mfogiel
If you have a large body of work, select 100...

If you have a large body of work, select 100 photographs and make a book. 50 are even better. Read the article...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-17-2016
Replies: 128
Views: 16,261
Posted By mfogiel
I am really happy for Bellamy, especially because...

I am really happy for Bellamy, especially because it was his birthday when he wrote this, but can someone explain to me, how this film would be twice better than HP5+, given that in Europe it will be...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-17-2016
Replies: 38
Views: 3,227
Posted By mfogiel
Well, you know what can be better - FM3A ;-) ,...

Well, you know what can be better - FM3A ;-) , and also the F2 with plain prism if you don't mind taking an exposure meter along.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-17-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 1,469
Posted By mfogiel
A Rolleiflex with 10 blades aperture and interchangeable hood?

I am a fan of MF in general and TLR's in particular. I already use, among others, a Minolta Autocord, Triotar Rolleicord, Xenar Rollei Automat and Rolleiflex 2.8C Planar, all of which have a...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-17-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 3,012
Posted By mfogiel
You mean, you are afraid that this lens is not...

You mean, you are afraid that this lens is not sharp wide open?
So, which 35/1.4 lens on this planet would be sharper?
If you want a lens for architecture and you like perfection, get the Biogon...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 03-16-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 1,487
Posted By mfogiel
ZI is best used with a 35mm, use the M6 with a 50.

ZI is best used with a 35mm, use the M6 with a 50.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-15-2016
Replies: 795
Views: 90,377
Posted By mfogiel
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Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-15-2016
Replies: 23
Views: 3,486
Posted By mfogiel
The real benefit of a TLR with WLF, is that you...

The real benefit of a TLR with WLF, is that you MUST slow down and look at the image from a distance before you click. The image will also be reversed left to right, which makes it a bit more...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-14-2016
Replies: 103
Views: 6,937
Posted By mfogiel
You sound like a perfect candidate for...

You sound like a perfect candidate for this:
http://theonlinephotographer.typepad.com/the_online_photographer/2009/05/a-leica-year.html
If it has to be an SLR, get something really good that works,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-13-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 1,328
Posted By mfogiel
In bright sunlight, if you are after shadow...

In bright sunlight, if you are after shadow detail, you should rate Tri X at EI 100-125, or if you can meter the darkest shadows where you still want details, then take that reading and then open 2...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-13-2016
Replies: 117
Views: 22,956
Posted By mfogiel
The 60 is really handy. You could simplify things...

The 60 is really handy. You could simplify things a lot with the 60, 110 and a 2x mutar, but you'd need an F body. Hassy lenses are all special, but from what I have used so far the ones that are...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-12-2016
Replies: 2,578
Views: 493,309
Posted By mfogiel
Holy Sh..t in Piazza Duomo ???...

Holy Sh..t in Piazza Duomo ??? ^^^

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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-11-2016
Replies: 60
Views: 5,438
Posted By mfogiel
I'm not sure while you are so concerned with the...

I'm not sure while you are so concerned with the light metering system - do you intend to shoot slides?
The Nikon matrix system on the F100 is already top notch, I'd imagine F6 to have something...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-10-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 2,237
Posted By mfogiel
You can easily develop in the kitchen. You load...

You can easily develop in the kitchen. You load the tank in a black bag wherever you like, then develop in a double kitchen sink. You can use HC 110 and one shot fixer, this way you only stock...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-10-2016
Replies: 52
Views: 5,159
Posted By mfogiel
Wide open this lens is little usable, for the...

Wide open this lens is little usable, for the rest it is very nice.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 03-09-2016
Replies: 93
Views: 7,860
Posted By mfogiel
If you think people who buy Frank, Friedlander or...

If you think people who buy Frank, Friedlander or Winogrand work are stupid, what about people who buy this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYNDHAdhB0U ?
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-08-2016
Replies: 11
Views: 1,755
Posted By mfogiel
For me silver film is not about avoiding grain at...

For me silver film is not about avoiding grain at all costs, and not about getting the sharpness that will cut your fingers. It is about the tonality and about a hint of grain.
HP5+ might have the...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-08-2016
Replies: 11
Views: 1,755
Posted By mfogiel
I made once a comparison between Nikon CS9000 and...

I made once a comparison between Nikon CS9000 and Epson V750, although at the time I probably did not know how to get the best out of the Nikon....
Forum: Film vs Digital 03-07-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 1,720
Posted By mfogiel
Talking Digital Leica - the modern 8x10

I've just read this article, (http://theonlinephotographer.typepad.com/the_online_photographer/2016/03/when-will-micro-43-equal-medium-format-film-we-have-the-definitive-answer.html) claiming that...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-06-2016
Replies: 20
Views: 3,600
Posted By mfogiel
This actually looks like a 135mm. In any case I...

This actually looks like a 135mm. In any case I would recommend another solution, namely an SLR, as this way you gain three advantages in one shot:
- you can easily focus on any part of the frame -...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-05-2016
Replies: 23
Views: 2,868
Posted By mfogiel
William Klein ( his NY shots), Koudelka and Rene'...

William Klein ( his NY shots), Koudelka and Rene' Burri for example used a 35mm as their main lens for long periods of time.
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 03-05-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 2,293
Posted By mfogiel
Don't waste time and money on junk. Clickers post...

Don't waste time and money on junk. Clickers post on facebook, photographers make prints.
According to the type of volumes you print per year, get either the Epson SC P600 or P800. The bigger one...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-04-2016
Replies: 2,578
Views: 493,309
Posted By mfogiel
Nikon FM3A, Macro Elmarit...

Nikon FM3A, Macro Elmarit 60/2.8

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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-04-2016
Replies: 1,725
Views: 320,834
Posted By mfogiel
Nikon FM3A, Summilux R...

Nikon FM3A, Summilux R 80/1.4
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1465/25432672285_edd512721a_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/EKp6pK)20155207 (https://flic.kr/p/EKp6pK) by marek fogiel...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-01-2016
Replies: 30
Views: 2,177
Posted By mfogiel
I am missing the 500, the 35, the 40 (sold) the...

I am missing the 500, the 35, the 40 (sold) the 135 macro ( had it but sold it) and the zooms ( had one but sold it too).
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-01-2016
Replies: 975
Views: 362,166
Posted By mfogiel
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1541/25372393696_64...

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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-29-2016
Replies: 30
Views: 2,177
Posted By mfogiel
How about 14 lenses for Hasselblad?

How about 14 lenses for Hasselblad?
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-28-2016
Replies: 2,578
Views: 493,309
Posted By mfogiel
M7+Summilux...

M7+Summilux 50

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Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 02-26-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 2,179
Posted By mfogiel
Or you have developed in boiling water or you...

Or you have developed in boiling water or you have used some war agent orange as stop bath... I suggest to forget the stop bath altogether - develop, then use fresh fixer and that's it.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-26-2016
Replies: 2,578
Views: 493,309
Posted By mfogiel
M7, Summilux...

M7, Summilux 50
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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-25-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 1,088
Posted By mfogiel
These look a bit strange - have you kept the...

These look a bit strange - have you kept the unexposed shots for a while in camera without the dark slide inserted? If yes, it could be a lateral light leak through the seals, but it would not make...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-24-2016
Replies: 16
Views: 1,891
Posted By mfogiel
Nikon F3 is a fully blown pro camera. For...

Nikon F3 is a fully blown pro camera. For example, you can use the MLU function when shooting landscapes on a tripod. I find the best VF to be the HP prism+DK17 magnifier. I have never used a WLF...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-20-2016
Replies: 2,578
Views: 493,309
Posted By mfogiel
Gold standard: Leica M7 0.85x, Elmar M 50/2.8 v2,...

Gold standard: Leica M7 0.85x, Elmar M 50/2.8 v2, Tri X, D76 1+1

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20156503 (https://flic.kr/p/EgW6Yg) by...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-19-2016
Replies: 52
Views: 3,786
Posted By mfogiel
What you need is something that will teach you to...

What you need is something that will teach you to see photographically. As a paradox, the best tool available is an Ipad at the beginning - keep it at an arm's length, or buy a tripod and a support...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-17-2016
Replies: 77
Views: 5,003
Posted By mfogiel
The basic point is, if you want to be a GREAT...

The basic point is, if you want to be a GREAT ..... (fill out your favourite role in life), you need to live this thing 24/7 without thinking if it will ever pay off. Talent helps, but talent can be...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-17-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 5,173
Posted By mfogiel
I would add to look at the year of manufacturing...

I would add to look at the year of manufacturing too - the early automats have lenses that handle contre jour rather badly. Frankly, I would look for a Rolleiflex 3.5 F ( Bay II) with a Tessar, if...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-17-2016
Replies: 157
Views: 13,380
Posted By mfogiel
While slides are not very practical nowadays,...

While slides are not very practical nowadays, they can still deliver a couple of interesting "edges" over digital:
- if you shoot big enough (LF) the resolution is simply trumping digital for the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-16-2016
Replies: 2,578
Views: 493,309
Posted By mfogiel
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1691/24647244839_22...

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Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-15-2016
Replies: 16
Views: 1,793
Posted By mfogiel
First - never underexpose chromogenic films, so...

First - never underexpose chromogenic films, so no XP2 or BW 400CN or similar, second - this negative appears underexposed by about 3-4 stops, so I presume this "TheDarkRoom"people have developed...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 02-14-2016
Replies: 16
Views: 1,771
Posted By mfogiel
It looks like they were really concentrated on...

It looks like they were really concentrated on the birds, so that HCB could calmly focus and shoot. This seems like a 50mm at f 4.0 from about 3-3,5 meters.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-13-2016
Replies: 23
Views: 1,933
Posted By mfogiel
Well, having ALL the FL lenses in superfast...

Well, having ALL the FL lenses in superfast versions is missing the point. In practice, I find that a fast 35mm lens for really low light photography pays off. I've had the original Nokton 35/1.2 for...
Forum: Optics Theory - 02-13-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 2,124
Posted By mfogiel
I recall a discussion on the net a few years ago,...

I recall a discussion on the net a few years ago, about the distance at which the Hasselblad Planar 100/3.5 would have been outperformed by the Makro Planar 120/4, which is notoriously far less sharp...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-12-2016
Replies: 41
Views: 2,792
Posted By mfogiel
Looks like you are committed to film: good. These...

Looks like you are committed to film: good.
These are the most logical cameras to own in your case:
RF- Leica M2 or M4 or whatever else according to budget. You can use your existing LTM lenses on...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-08-2016
Replies: 69
Views: 7,514
Posted By mfogiel
Looks interesting - obviously it would be...

Looks interesting - obviously it would be necessary to check how good these sliders are for holding the negs flat , plus the parallelism issues that could result from the lens mount directly on the...
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