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Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 05-09-2019
Replies: 1,777
Views: 367,204
Posted By FujiLove
This thread is in the 'Classic Film RangeFinders...

This thread is in the 'Classic Film RangeFinders & Other Classics' section of the website.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-17-2019
Replies: 94
Views: 2,772
Posted By FujiLove
I agree with what you're saying. I just find it...

I agree with what you're saying.

I just find it amusing to see the wealthy donating money to rebuild something that's owned by the 6th richest country in the world, and operated by a church worth...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-17-2019
Replies: 94
Views: 2,772
Posted By FujiLove
700 million Euros donated so far by rich...

700 million Euros donated so far by rich benefactors to restore a beautiful building full of riches and history.

...or help the poor and destitute of France and beyond.

What a dilemma. Perhaps we...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-16-2019
Replies: 94
Views: 2,772
Posted By FujiLove
It still is an incredible work of art. It’s not...

It still is an incredible work of art. It’s not been lost, rather, badly damaged. Studying its rebuilding and repair will be fascinating.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-16-2019
Replies: 94
Views: 2,772
Posted By FujiLove
My thoughts exactly as I watched it burn last...

My thoughts exactly as I watched it burn last night. A great metaphor I think.


Regarding comments about the church being 'gone', the basic structure has actually survived pretty much intact. Most...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 04-08-2019
Replies: 1,777
Views: 367,204
Posted By FujiLove
https://live.staticflickr.com/7854/47517003922_c24...

https://live.staticflickr.com/7854/47517003922_c24376b318_b.jpg


https://live.staticflickr.com/7803/47569904321_a8fac9135a_b.jpg


https://live.staticflickr.com/7841/47569904031_8764b41f74_b.jpg
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-08-2019
Replies: 262
Views: 14,102
Posted By FujiLove
RIP Roger. Iím going to pour myself a whisky,...

RIP Roger.

Iím going to pour myself a whisky, and make a toast to a life very, very well lived.

Cheers!
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-08-2019
Replies: 8,771
Views: 854,944
Posted By FujiLove
A BEOON which I'm hoping will form the basis of...

A BEOON which I'm hoping will form the basis of my new negative scanning rig.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-08-2019
Replies: 8,771
Views: 854,944
Posted By FujiLove
There's probably a post on the 'What have you...

There's probably a post on the 'What have you just sold?' thread, which just says, "kidney".
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 04-05-2019
Replies: 479
Views: 35,358
Posted By FujiLove
^^^ thanks guys, that's all really helpful. I'm...

^^^ thanks guys, that's all really helpful. I'm off to source some tubes and adapters!
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 04-04-2019
Replies: 479
Views: 35,358
Posted By FujiLove
Thanks Emile - that makes sense. Any idea roughly...

Thanks Emile - that makes sense. Any idea roughly what length extension tube I would need? I presume a focussing helicoid would take care of both the spacing and focussing if it was wide enough?
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 04-04-2019
Replies: 479
Views: 35,358
Posted By FujiLove
Just getting to grips with the A7. So far really...

Just getting to grips with the A7. So far really impressed with the handling and features.

I’ve mounted an old LTM lens using a M39 adapter and all’s good. What’s not so good is I can’t figure out...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-03-2019
Replies: 262
Views: 14,102
Posted By FujiLove
So sad to hear this news. Roger & Frances' books...

So sad to hear this news. Roger & Frances' books and advice have been invaluable to me. Hopefully Roger's vast knowledge will live on in print and on forums like these to help and guide many other...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 04-02-2019
Replies: 479
Views: 35,358
Posted By FujiLove
Just FYI, I picked up those snippets of info...

Just FYI, I picked up those snippets of info about the iPad light source on Nate's NLP forum: https://forums.negativelabpro.com/


The light source info is here:...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 04-02-2019
Replies: 479
Views: 35,358
Posted By FujiLove
Found a nice refurbished 'as-new' Sony A7 with...

Found a nice refurbished 'as-new' Sony A7 with full warranty, so decided to go the whole full-frame hog with that one. I have an M39 adapter on its way so I can try out my enlarger lenses.

I'll be...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 04-01-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,110
Posted By FujiLove
https://live.staticflickr.com/7860/40525549333_630...

https://live.staticflickr.com/7860/40525549333_6302a389e4_b.jpg

Marrakech
Contax G1 | 45mm | Kodak ColorPlus 200 | Pakon scan
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-31-2019
Replies: 479
Views: 35,358
Posted By FujiLove
Thanks again for the info. Going to start...

Thanks again for the info. Going to start gathering the bits and pieces I need. Just one last question (for now!)... there’s quite a price difference between the used 16MP and 24MP cameras. Around...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-31-2019
Replies: 479
Views: 35,358
Posted By FujiLove
^^^ Great set-up. I have a Philips 35mm enlarger...

^^^ Great set-up. I have a Philips 35mm enlarger in the loft that’s currently unused. I’ll dig it out today and see if there’s any way to attach a tripod head.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-30-2019
Replies: 479
Views: 35,358
Posted By FujiLove
I have a few Durst and Nikon enlarger lenses...so...

I have a few Durst and Nikon enlarger lenses...so I guess I would be looking for a 39mm to [digital camera mount] adapter for those?
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-30-2019
Replies: 479
Views: 35,358
Posted By FujiLove
Thanks for the tips, all really helpful. I...

Thanks for the tips, all really helpful.

I would be looking to scan 35mm, Xpan and medium format negatives and slide film, mostly with the aim of producing colour prints up to A3 size for the...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-29-2019
Replies: 479
Views: 35,358
Posted By FujiLove
Can anyone recommend a digital camera body that I...

Can anyone recommend a digital camera body that I could use to scan medium format film? It would only be used as a 'scanning' device, rather than a normal camera, so I'm not bothered about weight or...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 03-29-2019
Replies: 1,777
Views: 367,204
Posted By FujiLove
https://live.staticflickr.com/7836/47438567282_4b5...

https://live.staticflickr.com/7836/47438567282_4b5c5d280a_b.jpg


Xpan | 45mm | AGFA Vista 200
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 03-29-2019
Replies: 1,777
Views: 367,204
Posted By FujiLove
These are lovely, and I don't want to be the...

These are lovely, and I don't want to be the 'thread police'...but these are not panoramic images.


:)
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 03-28-2019
Replies: 1,777
Views: 367,204
Posted By FujiLove
Hi Mark, Just a heads-up that this thread is for...

Hi Mark, Just a heads-up that this thread is for panoramic photos shot on film.
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 03-27-2019
Replies: 54
Views: 5,973
Posted By FujiLove
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7869/47428117482_29...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7869/47428117482_29cfae5fda_c.jpg


Xpan | Agfa Vista 200
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 03-25-2019
Replies: 1,777
Views: 367,204
Posted By FujiLove
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1822/43475974492_d9...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1822/43475974492_d9d3322a18_b.jpg


Xpan | T-max 400 | Xtol(r)
Forum: Olympus RF 03-25-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 5,198
Posted By FujiLove
Totally agree. Love mine. They make superb travel...

Totally agree. Love mine. They make superb travel or back-up cameras.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-24-2019
Replies: 102
Views: 2,834
Posted By FujiLove
Yes, I think they’re absolute bargains. I love my...

Yes, I think they’re absolute bargains. I love my Dynax 5. Superb camera with very accurate exposure, fast AF, full featured and light as a feather. I paid £15 including a kit lens.

It pains me to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-24-2019
Replies: 91
Views: 2,517
Posted By FujiLove
Looking back at the things the OP likes about...

Looking back at the things the OP likes about digital and film photography, I'm thinking a Contax G2 would be a nice middle-ground between the two. AF, light weight, auto-exposure and outstanding...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-22-2019
Replies: 91
Views: 2,517
Posted By FujiLove
Agreed. I really wish I knew what it is about...

Agreed. I really wish I knew what it is about digital images I dislike. Itís damn hard to define, so maybe itís a few very small things that add up to be more than the sum of their parts?
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-22-2019
Replies: 91
Views: 2,517
Posted By FujiLove
I did neither to my digital files. I always...

I did neither to my digital files. I always disliked the images on screen. They looked better once printed, but like I say, I much prefer to be in the darkroom so digital is fairly pointless for me.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-21-2019
Replies: 91
Views: 2,517
Posted By FujiLove
Lifeless. Without soul. Bitingly sharp. Almost...

Lifeless. Without soul. Bitingly sharp. Almost having a ‘plastic’ look. Sometimes looking like video.

I could never put my finger in why I dislike digital images (until they’ve been run through a...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-21-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 414
Posted By FujiLove
Just a few pointers. Apologies if anything is...

Just a few pointers. Apologies if anything is obvious...

1. Make sure you’re washing enough between steps. Look at the wash times and divide that by 30 seconds. That gives you the number of water...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-15-2019
Replies: 1,501
Views: 193,914
Posted By FujiLove
Luna & Willow snoozing in the...

Luna & Willow snoozing in the sunshine.


https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4905/47333600512_a9fef0c787_c.jpg


Minolta AF 50mm f1.7 | T-Max 400 | X-tol(r)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-15-2019
Replies: 1,501
Views: 193,914
Posted By FujiLove
They are wonderful dogs. A bit too big for us, so...

They are wonderful dogs. A bit too big for us, so we went for Whippets instead. And I don't think you would need a fenced dog park for a Greyhound. Most seem to be happy to plod along on the lead for...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-15-2019
Replies: 1,501
Views: 193,914
Posted By FujiLove
These are gorgeous! Love Boxers.

These are gorgeous! Love Boxers.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-15-2019
Replies: 1,501
Views: 193,914
Posted By FujiLove
Her profile (and personality) occasionally remind...

Her profile (and personality) occasionally remind us of the dragons in Game of Thrones :D
Forum: Zeiss Contax 03-13-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,110
Posted By FujiLove
I’m up for that. I’ll fire up the G1 :)

I’m up for that. I’ll fire up the G1 :)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-13-2019
Replies: 1,501
Views: 193,914
Posted By FujiLove
Thanks Larry. They're settling in really well....

Thanks Larry. They're settling in really well. Definitely got their feet under the table, eating us out of house and home, always pushing me off the sofa, gleefully trailing mud everywhere, wrecking...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-13-2019
Replies: 1,501
Views: 193,914
Posted By FujiLove
Our two new rescue Whippets who arrived about a...

Our two new rescue Whippets who arrived about a month ago. Blimey...they have a lot of energy!

Luna (5) and Willow (10). They ended up in a shelter after their elderly owner died last year. Not sure...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 02-28-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 991
Posted By FujiLove
I quite fancy a 202. What's the aspect ratio?

I quite fancy a 202. What's the aspect ratio?
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 02-28-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 991
Posted By FujiLove
I can recommend the first generation Xpan....

I can recommend the first generation Xpan. Athough they sell for a fair bit less than the later version, they're still expensive. On the upside, if you could stretch to buying one, you could give it...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 02-27-2019
Replies: 101
Views: 2,945
Posted By FujiLove
When you start shooting medium format, you soon...

When you start shooting medium format, you soon realise there are no ‘perfect’ cameras. Every one forces you to compromise in at least one way: cost, weight, size, build quality, close focus, lens...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-22-2019
Replies: 163
Views: 4,709
Posted By FujiLove
I don't know why I assumed they use 110 film,...

I don't know why I assumed they use 110 film, other than the shape of the camera being similar to a 110 cassette!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-22-2019
Replies: 163
Views: 4,709
Posted By FujiLove
The Olympus XA3 is my most pocket-able camera. I...

The Olympus XA3 is my most pocket-able camera. I believe the Mju-II is even sleeker. The old Minox sub-minature cameras would have been good candidates, but as you can no longer buy 110 film, those...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 02-22-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 743
Posted By FujiLove
And when you're printing in the darkroom you need...

And when you're printing in the darkroom you need to factor in your easel's border. The smallest border on my easel is 4mm, which is significant when you print 4x5 or 5x7.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 02-08-2019
Replies: 848
Views: 184,255
Posted By FujiLove
A print from last night on MGIV FB warmtone....

A print from last night on MGIV FB warmtone. Apologies for the poor quality phone image.


https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4885/40063778743_b07dc4e9be_b.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-06-2019
Replies: 70
Views: 1,973
Posted By FujiLove
Don't worry. Give it a couple of years and there...

Don't worry. Give it a couple of years and there will be replies to this thread along the lines of, "I wish I'd not spent $1600 on a dead electronic brick."


;)
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 02-05-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 701
Posted By FujiLove
Haven't watched it yet, but for anyone in the UK,...

Haven't watched it yet, but for anyone in the UK, here's the documentary on iPlayer: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m0002dv0/don-mccullin-looking-for-england
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-01-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,120
Posted By FujiLove
I'll second this. If and when my Pakon breaks...

I'll second this. If and when my Pakon breaks down and becomes unrepairable, I'll either ditch all my 35mm cameras, or just wet print everything.

I run my Pakon on an iMac using VMWare Fusion and...
Forum: Chris Crawford 01-23-2019
Replies: 2,526
Views: 365,666
Posted By FujiLove
Lovely colour. Looks like a reflection in water.

Lovely colour. Looks like a reflection in water.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 01-23-2019
Replies: 364
Views: 98,000
Posted By FujiLove
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7887/46848044561_ed...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7887/46848044561_edefb2c656_b.jpg


Contax G1/45mm | T-Max 400 | Xtol(r)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-23-2019
Replies: 532
Views: 46,624
Posted By FujiLove
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4816/39882895573_1b...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4816/39882895573_1bcc674c3a_b.jpg


Contax G1/45mm | T-Max 400 | Xtol(r)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-23-2019
Replies: 321
Views: 53,218
Posted By FujiLove
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4876/39882897093_90...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4876/39882897093_908cc7c43c_b.jpg


Contax G1/45mm | T-Max 400 | Xtol(r)
Forum: Zeiss Contax 01-21-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,012
Posted By FujiLove
I feel I should write a follow-up/apologetic...

I feel I should write a follow-up/apologetic comment to the ones below posted in November...

A few days after writing the comments below I dug out my G1 and G2 negatives and realised what great...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-21-2019
Replies: 323
Views: 25,133
Posted By FujiLove
Sacrilege! And from (probably) a Swede :D

Sacrilege! And from (probably) a Swede :D
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-19-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 782
Posted By FujiLove
Would it not be sensible to just buy another...

Would it not be sensible to just buy another GR1s? No digital camera will be exactly the same in use or deliver the same images. I wouldn’t ordinarily suggest this as you explicitly requested a...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-19-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1,083
Posted By FujiLove
Jonzing. ?

Jonzing.

?
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-18-2019
Replies: 128
Views: 10,581
Posted By FujiLove
This is an excellent Photoshop negative...

This is an excellent Photoshop negative conversion plugin, and actually still my favourite way of doing it.

http://eigakai.ro/ps-action/cn-scan-inversion
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 01-18-2019
Replies: 397
Views: 153,545
Posted By FujiLove
Even more amazing when you've experienced the big...

Even more amazing when you've experienced the big earthquakes that regularly shake the Greek islands! The ones in Kefalonia got so bad a couple of years ago, my Mum had to stay with a friend in...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-17-2019
Replies: 95
Views: 3,341
Posted By FujiLove
Or go crazy and call them 'Digital/AI'. The...

Or go crazy and call them 'Digital/AI'.
The press, Canon, Nikon and Leica will be beating down your door ;)
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-16-2019
Replies: 95
Views: 3,341
Posted By FujiLove
In fairness to him, if Leica gave me a load of...

In fairness to him, if Leica gave me a load of free gear and a ton of money I'd also shoot digital.


Kidding, obviously. :D
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-16-2019
Replies: 95
Views: 3,341
Posted By FujiLove
Yes, my comment is a huge generalisation, but...

Yes, my comment is a huge generalisation, but applies to most people. Unfortunately you can't beat a youthful brain.


Trainspotting: great film, greater book. The problem with the book is, like most...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-16-2019
Replies: 95
Views: 3,341
Posted By FujiLove
I had the same feeling looking at some recent...

I had the same feeling looking at some recent digital photos by Martin Parr. Very uninspiring. But then again, most people do their best work when they're young, whether they're photographers,...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 01-15-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 478
Posted By FujiLove
I can't see any distortion either. The Mamiya 7...

I can't see any distortion either. The Mamiya 7 lenses are just about the best you can buy for medium format, so I doubt there's much distortion.

Hate to say this, but do you have a shot of a brick...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-15-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,433
Posted By FujiLove
Really sorry to hear about your eye injury ...

Really sorry to hear about your eye injury :-(

Are you looking for a film or digital camera? I can't help with digital, but if you want an AF film camera with the same quality lenses (or better)...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 01-15-2019
Replies: 1,777
Views: 367,204
Posted By FujiLove
Thanks for the info. It is so often all about the...

Thanks for the info. It is so often all about the light.

Were these all shot with the 30mm, by the way? 1, 3, 4 & 5 feel super-wide.
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 01-14-2019
Replies: 1,777
Views: 367,204
Posted By FujiLove
These are really great. Love 1, 4 & 5.

These are really great. Love 1, 4 & 5.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-11-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 414
Posted By FujiLove
No problem here either. I store my Xtol in...

No problem here either. I store my Xtol in plastic bottles, so I canít see how 20 minutes of mixing would affect anything.

The most important thing is to ensure your bucket is bright Kodak yellow....
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-11-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,000
Posted By FujiLove
This. Simples.

This. Simples.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 01-11-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,621
Posted By FujiLove
I'd forgotten my old D70 struggled with reds....

I'd forgotten my old D70 struggled with reds. These look great. Obviously a well designed sensor and processing chip behind it.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-09-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 917
Posted By FujiLove
Good advice.

Good advice.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-09-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 917
Posted By FujiLove
If you're mainly holding prints in your hands,...

If you're mainly holding prints in your hands, want to produce a small number of prints in the absolute best quality and can bear to deal with over an hour of print washing, hours of drying and days...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-09-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,240
Posted By FujiLove
Looks like Lith printing to me too. Take a look...

Looks like Lith printing to me too.

Take a look at the work of Anton Corbijn, or master printer Tim Rudman for more examples.
Forum: Travel 01-08-2019
Replies: 79
Views: 2,472
Posted By FujiLove
I love York, but I’d say a couple of days would...

I love York, but I’d say a couple of days would be enough. Time to visit the cathedral, railway museum and generally wander around the place.

How about the Norfolk...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-04-2019
Replies: 72
Views: 4,595
Posted By FujiLove
And I later realised it was actually just the...

And I later realised it was actually just the Mamiya 6. But definitely with all three lenses.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-03-2019
Replies: 532
Views: 46,624
Posted By FujiLove
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7872/46584348721_cf...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7872/46584348721_cfb35d1c68_b.jpg


Iceland
Xpan | Tmax 400 | Xtol(r)
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 12-29-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 769
Posted By FujiLove
There’s also the Paterson tray washers, with a...

There’s also the Paterson tray washers, with a hose to connect to a tap and drain the other end. I used one for ages before I switch to a vertical washer to save space. Worked fine for me for RC and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-29-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 1,140
Posted By FujiLove
1. Earn enough to keep the current roof over our...

1. Earn enough to keep the current roof over our heads.
2. Adopt another dog.

I think that’s it, apart from just staying healthy and mobile, happy and positive.

If anything, next year I’d like to...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-29-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 473
Posted By FujiLove
As Chris said, the Mamiya would be my first...

As Chris said, the Mamiya would be my first choice, especially as you have the 50mm lens. For me, images like these are all about the details. Medium format will give you that feeling of being able...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 12-19-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 415
Posted By FujiLove
Oh, and less distortion (barrel, pincushion etc).

Oh, and less distortion (barrel, pincushion etc).
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 12-19-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 415
Posted By FujiLove
My limited understanding is that expensive lenses...

My limited understanding is that expensive lenses are sharp to the extreme corners and they produce very even illumination i.e. no light fall off.

Do you see sharp grain at the edges of the images...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-19-2018
Replies: 74
Views: 2,330
Posted By FujiLove
Not bad advice for the 99% of people who aren't...

Not bad advice for the 99% of people who aren't geeky enough to be hanging around on photography forums.

But...they won't see this! ;)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-18-2018
Replies: 80
Views: 2,433
Posted By FujiLove
Go on holiday somewhere photogenic (I recommend...

Go on holiday somewhere photogenic (I recommend Iceland) and shoot some fresh Provia with a medium format camera.

Load the slides into a Rollei or Hasselblad projector. Sit back and prepare to have...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-18-2018
Replies: 80
Views: 2,433
Posted By FujiLove
Agree 100% Slides are lovely to shoot and view....

Agree 100%

Slides are lovely to shoot and view. I use an incident meter now, which makes shooting slides a piece of cake because they are natural 'highlight meters'. But I also shot bucket loads of...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 12-18-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 425
Posted By FujiLove
They're both really, really nice lenses. Don't...

They're both really, really nice lenses. Don't get too hung up on all the rave reviews about the 45mmóI'd say just choose the focal length that suits you best. I've just bought into the G system...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 12-17-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 425
Posted By FujiLove
Just checked my G1, and the focus screw does not...

Just checked my G1, and the focus screw does not turn without the lens attached.


As long as you don't over-pay, you should be able to sell on a Contax G lens for what you bought it for if the body...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 12-17-2018
Replies: 49
Views: 8,499
Posted By FujiLove
There are pretenders to thrones. But there is...

There are pretenders to thrones. But there is only one King...the undisputed King! ...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-13-2018
Replies: 80
Views: 2,433
Posted By FujiLove
Joe - there are at least a couple of different...

Joe - there are at least a couple of different methods of reversing B&W film, and they don't all use sulphuric acid. Have a look at this thread over on Photrio where 'Iron Out' is used as a chemical...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-11-2018
Replies: 1,501
Views: 193,914
Posted By FujiLove
And how I'll remember her... ...

And how I'll remember her...


https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1821/43475899842_0630e12f38_b.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-11-2018
Replies: 1,501
Views: 193,914
Posted By FujiLove
Thanks for the comments Robert. I looked back...

Thanks for the comments Robert. I looked back through your posts and shed a tear at the photo of your mother and brother. It's a hard thing posting images like this, but I'm a firm believer in facing...
Forum: Travel 12-11-2018
Replies: 87
Views: 3,665
Posted By FujiLove
I love everything about this: the car, the...

I love everything about this: the car, the settings, the colour. Perfect.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-11-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 683
Posted By FujiLove
Indeed. When I'm whinging and whining about...

Indeed. When I'm whinging and whining about having carried a camera all day and have a slightly achy back and sore feet... I think of Colton and it gives me a psychological kick up the @rse!

:D
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-04-2018
Replies: 58
Views: 1,746
Posted By FujiLove
This. Mamiya 6 Mamiya 7 All the Fuji 645, 670,...

This.

Mamiya 6
Mamiya 7
All the Fuji 645, 670, 680 and 690 rangefinders
Bronica RF645
Makina 67 and 670

They all create much higher quality images than any Leica film camera and lens, most have...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-30-2018
Replies: 57
Views: 1,733
Posted By FujiLove
I have binders of negatives, boxes of prints,...

I have binders of negatives, boxes of prints, boxes of slides and prints in various other people's houses. My digital files (mostly scans) are in Lightroom which is backed-up to the cloud with...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-29-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 407
Posted By FujiLove
I shot some ten to fifteen year expired Velvia...

I shot some ten to fifteen year expired Velvia and Ektachrome on holiday a couple of years ago, and to my eyes it looks exactly the same as fresh film. I exposed it all at box speed and developed...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-27-2018
Replies: 50
Views: 1,566
Posted By FujiLove
My last digital SLR was a Nikon D70 with 6MP, and...

My last digital SLR was a Nikon D70 with 6MP, and my Pakon gives me roughly 6MP scans from 35mm film. Both produce great 15x11" prints which I've had hung around the house for years. My Epson P400...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-27-2018
Replies: 50
Views: 1,566
Posted By FujiLove
Amazing. If they carry on innovating like this,...

Amazing. If they carry on innovating like this, there may be cameras with more resolution than my thirty-year-old Mamiya 6!
Forum: Zeiss Contax 11-23-2018
Replies: 32
Views: 1,012
Posted By FujiLove
I agree that the OP should just buy the camera...

I agree that the OP should just buy the camera and see what they think. Definitely the best advice, no matter what camera you're thinking of buying...unless it's a new and expensive digital...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 11-23-2018
Replies: 32
Views: 1,012
Posted By FujiLove
Before I bought into the G system I must have...

Before I bought into the G system I must have read just about every review and comment about them online. I also read the manual several times. Despite that, both my Contax G cameras missed focus...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 11-23-2018
Replies: 32
Views: 1,012
Posted By FujiLove
I never experienced the focus wheel getting...

I never experienced the focus wheel getting turned by mistake. Maybe your's was a bit loose?

I checked eBay and G1 bodies are selling for about £175 in the UK (about the same cost as getting a...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 11-23-2018
Replies: 32
Views: 1,012
Posted By FujiLove
I used to own a Contax G system: G1 and G2...

I used to own a Contax G system: G1 and G2 bodies, plus 45mm and 28mm lenses. The cameras were an absolute joy to use: light but solid, beautifully made, quiet for AF cameras, full-featured, compact...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-22-2018
Replies: 1,640
Views: 420,799
Posted By FujiLove
Thanks for confirming! :)

Thanks for confirming! :)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-21-2018
Replies: 1,640
Views: 420,799
Posted By FujiLove
Yes, same here. They came as a package and appear...

Yes, same here. They came as a package and appear to be Ďmade for each otherí, as it were.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-21-2018
Replies: 1,640
Views: 420,799
Posted By FujiLove
So the question is, did the 6x7 sell with the...

So the question is, did the 6x7 sell with the ‘Pentax’ prism, or is the date of the change of metering cell/switch being 1982 incorrect?
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 11-21-2018
Replies: 128
Views: 10,581
Posted By FujiLove
The improvements are well worth installing. Good...

The improvements are well worth installing. Good work Nate!

Really looking forward to support for flatbed scanned images. Sticking with my original workflow using Adrian Gabor's PS plug-in until...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-21-2018
Replies: 1,640
Views: 420,799
Posted By FujiLove
I'm a bit puzzled about the metered prism info. I...

I'm a bit puzzled about the metered prism info. I always thought the original version with 'Asahi Pentax' on the front was sold with the Pentax 6x7, and the newer version labelled 'Pentax' was...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 11-08-2018
Replies: 128
Views: 10,581
Posted By FujiLove
Thanks Nate - appreciate the info.

Thanks Nate - appreciate the info.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 11-07-2018
Replies: 128
Views: 10,581
Posted By FujiLove
It happens when I alter it in the plugin. Itís...

It happens when I alter it in the plugin. Itís not a HUGE colour shift, but obvious. Iíll post a couple of examples when I get a chance.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 11-07-2018
Replies: 128
Views: 10,581
Posted By FujiLove
Hi Nate - A couple more questions... 1. How are...

Hi Nate - A couple more questions...

1. How are you planning to distribute updates to the plugin? An email notification + instructions how to download and update it within Lightroom?

2. I've...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 11-06-2018
Replies: 128
Views: 10,581
Posted By FujiLove
NLP works with Lightroom 6 for which you can buy...

NLP works with Lightroom 6 for which you can buy a stand-alone, one-off licence. There's no need to subscribe to Adobe Creative Cloud:...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 10-31-2018
Replies: 128
Views: 10,581
Posted By FujiLove
Thanks Nate - I made a few tweaks to the scan as...

Thanks Nate - I made a few tweaks to the scan as per your instructions, and it is much better. It's now very close to the conversion using Adrian's Photoshop action, and I may even prefer the NLP...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 10-31-2018
Replies: 128
Views: 10,581
Posted By FujiLove
I've no idea. After several Cavas, they all...

I've no idea. After several Cavas, they all merged into one ;)
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 10-31-2018
Replies: 128
Views: 10,581
Posted By FujiLove
Here's a comparison of Negative Lab Pro versus...

Here's a comparison of Negative Lab Pro versus Adrian Gabor's CN Scan Inversion Photoshop plugin (http://eigakai.ro/ps-action/cn-scan-inversion) using a flatbed RAW scan.

This is a RAW scan of a...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 10-30-2018
Replies: 1,777
Views: 367,204
Posted By FujiLove
Nice one Jim, but just a heads-up that this...

Nice one Jim, but just a heads-up that this thread is for panoramic images taken on film (bit confusing, but note the category).
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 10-29-2018
Replies: 128
Views: 10,581
Posted By FujiLove
A standalone would be very difficult because this...

A standalone would be very difficult because this plugin taps into all the functionality built into Lightroom. A PS plugin would be easier, I guess, but you would then lose all the cataloging and...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-29-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 832
Posted By FujiLove
It looks like it's intended for C41 & E6...

It looks like it's intended for C41 & E6 processes which require 38C.


It's a Sous Vide machine with a CineStill...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 10-29-2018
Replies: 128
Views: 10,581
Posted By FujiLove
Three questions: 1. When I first run the demo...

Three questions:



1. When I first run the demo plugin, the option to choose the colour profile (Frontier, Noritsu etc.) is greyed out. But if I 'unconvert' the option becomes available. Is this a...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 10-26-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 963
Posted By FujiLove
Agreed - I love Portra 400 wet printed on Crystal...

Agreed - I love Portra 400 wet printed on Crystal Archive, or scanned and run though my Epson inkjet. A superb, versatile colour film that can tackle most (any?) subject.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 10-26-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 963
Posted By FujiLove
Give RA4 colour printing a go. It's not difficult...

Give RA4 colour printing a go. It's not difficult to do at home. The chemicals last for ages and the paper is a lot cheaper than B&W. I prefer Fuji's Crystal Archive. I use a heated Nova slot...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-23-2018
Replies: 30
Views: 1,726
Posted By FujiLove
Just to reiterate what Colton said...I used to...

Just to reiterate what Colton said...I used to have a Mamiya 7ii with 43mm lens, which gave almost exactly the same negative, when cropped, as my Xpan. However the Xpan is a completely different...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 10-22-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 870
Posted By FujiLove
Really? Mine's a pretty old machine, but it still...

Really? Mine's a pretty old machine, but it still spins between 800 and 1400 RPM.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-18-2018
Replies: 445
Views: 13,100
Posted By FujiLove
FFS. Just shoot some film damnit.

FFS. Just shoot some film damnit.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 10-17-2018
Replies: 77
Views: 2,773
Posted By FujiLove
LOL :D So true.

LOL :D

So true.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 10-17-2018
Replies: 77
Views: 2,773
Posted By FujiLove
If you're talking B&W chemicals, the laundry...

If you're talking B&W chemicals, the laundry products are almost certainly more dangerous...and any commercial products you use to clean the bathroom will be a hundred times more likely to cause...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 10-16-2018
Replies: 77
Views: 2,773
Posted By FujiLove
This is so true. Spending money on printing is...

This is so true. Spending money on printing is very unfashionable and overlooked, but will do wonders for your photography, especially if youíre printing in the darkroom. My mantra when Iím taking...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 10-16-2018
Replies: 77
Views: 2,773
Posted By FujiLove
I really liked the X100 cameras (see username),...

I really liked the X100 cameras (see username), but ultimately film is much more satisfying and authentic for me.

Leicas are wonderful to fondle, shoot with, stare at on a shelf and give great...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-12-2018
Replies: 1,640
Views: 420,799
Posted By FujiLove
I agree - great photos :) Over the last few...

I agree - great photos :)

Over the last few weeks I've picked up a second P67 body, 55mm f4 lens, waist level finder and a wooden grip. Such a brilliant kit.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-10-2018
Replies: 1,501
Views: 193,914
Posted By FujiLove
Thank you both. I really appreciate the...

Thank you both. I really appreciate the replies.

It's comforting to discuss these matters with people who have gone through the same events and can appreciate how tough it is. I've had to deal with...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-09-2018
Replies: 1,501
Views: 193,914
Posted By FujiLove
Thanks Michael. :( This afternoon I felt a bit...

Thanks Michael.

:(

This afternoon I felt a bit weird and upset that I shared the photo, so decided to delete it. Probably should have kept it private. It's hard to understand how to deal with her...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-08-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 929
Posted By FujiLove
Replenished Xtol has worked very well with every...

Replenished Xtol has worked very well with every film I’ve tried it with (Tri-X, Delta 400, T-max 400 and Acros, so far) and it’s very easy to use. I keep 2 litres of working solution in a PET bottle...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-08-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 515
Posted By FujiLove
You beat me to it :D Great film. Reminds me I...

You beat me to it :D

Great film. Reminds me I must use it more. My Xpan is calling to the unopened bulk roll that's been sat in the fridge for 12 months.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-08-2018
Replies: 1,501
Views: 193,914
Posted By FujiLove
[deleted] The most difficult photos I've ever...

[deleted]


The most difficult photos I've ever taken. Ten minutes after she was put to sleep. Still not sure I should have taken them, but I gambled on it being a lot easier to destroy the negatives...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-15-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 1,037
Posted By FujiLove
Iím not excusing or condoning theft. Where did I...

Iím not excusing or condoning theft. Where did I say that?

Iím saying creatives and media owners have a responsibility to protect their valued assets.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-15-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 1,037
Posted By FujiLove
A wannabe wedding photographer (potentially...

A wannabe wedding photographer (potentially living in a different country to your friend), is so inexperienced or unskilled that they donít have the ability to even gather together a handful of their...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-14-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 1,037
Posted By FujiLove
This isn't the 'fault' of the internet or...

This isn't the 'fault' of the internet or Huffington Post though. Those news organisations deliberately placed what they see as valuable content on the open Internet where anyone can reused...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-14-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 1,037
Posted By FujiLove
Actually, it looks like individual users are...

Actually, it looks like individual users are exempt when it comes to sharing news items. See Article 11, section 1a:

"1a. The rights referred to in paragraph 1 shall not prevent legitimate private...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-14-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 1,037
Posted By FujiLove
The jurisdiction of laws regarding Internet...

The jurisdiction of laws regarding Internet copyright used to only cover the locations where the servers are hosted. Does anyone know if that's still the case?

If so, on 29th March, Google etc....
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-14-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 1,037
Posted By FujiLove
The problem is, with literally hundreds of...

The problem is, with literally hundreds of millions of videos being uploaded daily, how are YouTube supposed to police that? If the RFF servers were located in the EU and I uploaded a copyrighted...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-12-2018
Replies: 91
Views: 2,736
Posted By FujiLove
This. And this.

This.


And this.
Forum: RFF Polls 09-10-2018
Replies: 71
Views: 2,203
Posted By FujiLove
I print all the time, both wet and dry, colour...

I print all the time, both wet and dry, colour and B&W. Without printing, you're only doing half the photographic process. And you would be missing the most creative half.

I'm a film only (+ iPhone)...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-07-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 765
Posted By FujiLove
It's my 3rd foray...I was dumb enough to sell the...

It's my 3rd foray...I was dumb enough to sell the first despite the results...and didn't learn my lesson and sold the second!

:bang: :bang: :bang:
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-07-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 765
Posted By FujiLove
These are all good points...but... The Pentax 67...

These are all good points...but...

The Pentax 67 doesn't actually shoot 6x7. It shoots 4x5, i.e. the images are 1:1.25 ratio (69mm x 55mm). Same as 4x5 and 8x10 large format cameras. And everyone...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-06-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 765
Posted By FujiLove
I’ve always thought that the issue of weight with...

I’ve always thought that the issue of weight with the Pentax 67 is overstated. Yes, it’s a heavy camera. All pro SLRs are. What annoys me is that nobody seems to complain about the weight of...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-06-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 765
Posted By FujiLove
I’d say you should be paying closer to 1000...

I’d say you should be paying closer to 1000 Euros.

They may not be the most sought after, but those three are my favourite lenses for the P67. The 105mm is great, but the 90mm is smaller, lighter...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 09-06-2018
Replies: 1,777
Views: 367,204
Posted By FujiLove
Thatís right in the sense that, yes, a Mamiya 6...

Thatís right in the sense that, yes, a Mamiya 6 could produce a wider negative. But the M6 is a square format camera, hence the negative width is limited by the 56mm vertical. The alternative would...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 09-05-2018
Replies: 1,777
Views: 367,204
Posted By FujiLove
Medium format film is about 61mm wide, which...

Medium format film is about 61mm wide, which means you get about 56mm left after taking away the space needed for the edge markings. So the M6 frame has to be 56mm wide - otherwise it wouldn’t be...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 09-05-2018
Replies: 1,777
Views: 367,204
Posted By FujiLove
You may be thinking about the Mamiya 7. When...

You may be thinking about the Mamiya 7. When fitted with the 135 kit, that camera produces exactly the same size negatives as the Xpan.
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 09-05-2018
Replies: 1,777
Views: 367,204
Posted By FujiLove
No, the Mamiya 6 MF (the original M6 doesn't...

No, the Mamiya 6 MF (the original M6 doesn't support the adapter) would produce a 24 x 56mm negative (1:2.33 ratio)

The Xpan negative is roughly 24 x 65mm (1:2.71 ratio)
Forum: RFF News 09-05-2018
Replies: 66
Views: 7,538
Posted By FujiLove
"You see, if only they didn't speak English in...

"You see, if only they didn't speak English in America, then we'd treat it as a foreign countryĖand probably understand it a lot better"

ó Jon Sopel, from his book 'If only they didn't speak...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-05-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 727
Posted By FujiLove
Good point. I guess now we've reached the stage...

Good point.

I guess now we've reached the stage where we have to stockpile food and medicines, getting a parcel through customs is a trivial matter.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-03-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 727
Posted By FujiLove
It will be fine. UK Gov are going to implement an...

It will be fine. UK Gov are going to implement an efficient 'technical solution'.

Only kidding.

We'll be stuffed.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-30-2018
Replies: 75
Views: 2,264
Posted By FujiLove
+1 Kodak should really start making the Pakon...

+1

Kodak should really start making the Pakon again. At £300, they'd shift a billion units a year!
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 08-30-2018
Replies: 1,777
Views: 367,204
Posted By FujiLove
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1813/43159737014_b0...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1813/43159737014_b07cbf06fa_b.jpg


Iceland | Xpan | Portra 400
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-30-2018
Replies: 75
Views: 2,264
Posted By FujiLove
My point was 'analogue photography' does exist....

My point was 'analogue photography' does exist. It's a slightly broader term than 'film photography' because it includes processes where you don't insert film into a camera (i.e. an emulsion dried...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-30-2018
Replies: 121
Views: 4,581
Posted By FujiLove
As others have said, RFF has quite a broad-base...

As others have said, RFF has quite a broad-base now, with a core of rangefinder content, so I don't think it's become irrelevant. I look at non-rangefinder content as much as any other. Having said...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 08-29-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 2,033
Posted By FujiLove
I forgot about the speed benefit. That's...

I forgot about the speed benefit. That's initially what turned me onto XTOL. It's nice to be able to shoot Tmax-400 at EI400 when I'm using relatively slow lenses on things like the Xpan.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 08-29-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 2,033
Posted By FujiLove
I use replenished XTOL, mostly for it's...

I use replenished XTOL, mostly for it's convenience and fast prep time. I have a 2l PET bottle in the cupboard always full of working strength developer. When I want to process a roll of film, I just...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-29-2018
Replies: 75
Views: 2,264
Posted By FujiLove
Actually, there's a whole world of photography...

Actually, there's a whole world of photography that uses neither film or digital capture media.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Analog_photography
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 08-29-2018
Replies: 54
Views: 5,973
Posted By FujiLove
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1867/30462961768_bd...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1867/30462961768_bde1541ce3_b.jpg


Iceland | Xpan | T-max 400
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 08-28-2018
Replies: 54
Views: 5,973
Posted By FujiLove
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1885/42517948830_d0...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1885/42517948830_d06d316885_b.jpg


Iceland | Xpan | Portra 400
Forum: Fuji X Series 08-27-2018
Replies: 71
Views: 2,908
Posted By FujiLove
Well said.

Well said.
Forum: Fuji X Series 08-27-2018
Replies: 71
Views: 2,908
Posted By FujiLove
Great project - well done for having the balls to...

Great project - well done for having the balls to take something like this on. Great photos and editing too. You've definitely captured the story. Looking forward to seeing more of these.

Only one...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 08-26-2018
Replies: 1,777
Views: 367,204
Posted By FujiLove
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1891/44246789902_be...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1891/44246789902_be700ee912_b.jpg


https://farm1.staticflickr.com/849/43475978232_fd9771ae6d_b.jpg


Iceland | Xpan | Tmax 400 | XTOL(r)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-26-2018
Replies: 580
Views: 85,097
Posted By FujiLove
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1881/44284035801_57...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1881/44284035801_57900a663e_b.jpg


XA3 | Tmax 400
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-26-2018
Replies: 1,501
Views: 193,914
Posted By FujiLove
Zoomies. https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1814/4423...

Zoomies.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1814/44238246931_6d167434d4_b.jpg

Kodak Double X
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-15-2018
Replies: 66
Views: 2,631
Posted By FujiLove
Not really. But I do wish I'd bought the 911 I...

Not really. But I do wish I'd bought the 911 I walked away from ten years ago because it had the nasty tan leather interior.

Ah well :-)

Anyone else noticed that the price of Hasselblad V cameras...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 08-14-2018
Replies: 1,777
Views: 367,204
Posted By FujiLove
The thread is in the 'Classic Film Rangefinders &...

The thread is in the 'Classic Film Rangefinders & Other Classics' section. I assume that means the thread author isn't looking for digital stitched images?
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-13-2018
Replies: 132
Views: 5,598
Posted By FujiLove
Christians are also fond of a bit of...

Christians are also fond of a bit of hand-chopping...just not for thieving!

"When men fight with one another, and the wife of the one draws near to rescue her husband from the hand of him who is...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-13-2018
Replies: 132
Views: 5,598
Posted By FujiLove
You're right. I misread the thread title as $10K...

You're right. I misread the thread title as $10K instead of $1K. Would have been nice if someone had simply pointed that out days ago. :bang: That's much more reasonable, but in my opinion still...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-13-2018
Replies: 132
Views: 5,598
Posted By FujiLove
السَّلَامُ عَلَيْكُمْ‬‎ Nice weather in Riyadh...

السَّلَامُ عَلَيْكُمْ‬‎

Nice weather in Riyadh this afternoon?
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-13-2018
Replies: 132
Views: 5,598
Posted By FujiLove
One of the cornerstones of justice, at least in...

One of the cornerstones of justice, at least in the UK, is proportionality. So taking the three examples mentioned above:

1. Someone drives at 40 mph through a built-up 30 mph zone, potentially...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-13-2018
Replies: 132
Views: 5,598
Posted By FujiLove
Today we call those people neuroscientists.

Today we call those people neuroscientists.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-10-2018
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Views: 5,598
Posted By FujiLove
I don't object to people being paid a fair amount...

I don't object to people being paid a fair amount for the work they do. What annoys me, and I find utterly ridiculous, is someone being awarded $10,000 for the use of one very ordinary image of a...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-10-2018
Replies: 132
Views: 5,598
Posted By FujiLove
No, I'm saying the opposite. The illegality of it...

No, I'm saying the opposite. The illegality of it is obviously making some people lots of money. So logic dictates more photographers should enable copyright theft by leaving their work lying around,...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-10-2018
Replies: 132
Views: 5,598
Posted By FujiLove
No, I meant what I said: copyright cases seem...

No, I meant what I said: copyright cases seem like an excellent way for photographers to make good money from photos that would otherwise not sell or be lost under the growing mountain of identical...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-10-2018
Replies: 132
Views: 5,598
Posted By FujiLove
Well, the photo in this case looks nothing...

Well, the photo in this case looks nothing special, as was Ken Rockwell's image of an M3. Yet Ken was awarded $10,000 and the photographer in this case was looking for substantial damages. Ken's...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-09-2018
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Views: 5,598
Posted By FujiLove
The perfect business model: post boring images...

The perfect business model: post boring images online in high resolution with no protection, then make tons of money in 'damages' when anyone uses them.

Who needs talent when you have a copyright...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-07-2018
Replies: 132
Views: 5,598
Posted By FujiLove
My apologies, did I misunderstand your...

My apologies, did I misunderstand your reply?

You didn't reply to my direct question about music piracy, so I assumed that you DID copy music onto blank tapes. Did I get that wrong? If not, my point...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-07-2018
Replies: 132
Views: 5,598
Posted By FujiLove
You are completely wrong. I've never used any...

You are completely wrong. I've never used any image that I haven't either purchased from a stock library, commissioned or created myself. I've bought thousands of stock photos over the course of my...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-06-2018
Replies: 132
Views: 5,598
Posted By FujiLove
Nope. I simply understand the nature of the...

Nope. I simply understand the nature of the Internet and choose to embrace, not fight it. Perhaps it's because I've worked in a community for decades where people share their hard work with others...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-06-2018
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Views: 5,598
Posted By FujiLove
Tell us about those UFOs again... LOL :D

Tell us about those UFOs again...

LOL :D
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-06-2018
Replies: 132
Views: 5,598
Posted By FujiLove
I don't understand how you equate hiring someone...

I don't understand how you equate hiring someone (fully paid!) who has demonstrated they are determined and hard working, with stealing their work. Where on earth did I say I'd not pay them, steal...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-06-2018
Replies: 275
Views: 10,145
Posted By FujiLove
Is this an ironic thread or a p*ssing...

Is this an ironic thread or a p*ssing contest?

If it's the latter, my Mamiya 6 gives me an effective 100MP. My Mamiya 7 was more like 150MP.

Do I win? (until the 8x10 guys arrive)
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-06-2018
Replies: 132
Views: 5,598
Posted By FujiLove
That makes no sense at all. You wouldn't work...

That makes no sense at all. You wouldn't work with a client who sees value in someone working hard and being determined to succeed? I guess you'd rather work for people who hire graduates with...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-06-2018
Replies: 132
Views: 5,598
Posted By FujiLove
If you have an agency promoting your work, I...

If you have an agency promoting your work, I guess you have much less need for self publicity. Many (most?) other people are not lucky enough to be in that position and need to work hard to promote...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-05-2018
Replies: 132
Views: 5,598
Posted By FujiLove
If you read the thread, you'll see my comment was...

If you read the thread, you'll see my comment was in response to Huss's comment where he said, "I agree with the statement about doing work for free. It's the scam content users use "can't pay you...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-05-2018
Replies: 132
Views: 5,598
Posted By FujiLove
I assume you only class people as 'bad actors'...

I assume you only class people as 'bad actors' when they are using 'stolen' copyrighted images for commercial purposes and making money from the use of those images? Or do you object to all...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-05-2018
Replies: 132
Views: 5,598
Posted By FujiLove
Nonsense. Do you not value the Mona Lisa because...

Nonsense. Do you not value the Mona Lisa because it probably wasn't commissioned? :eek:

Why should I care what someone was paid for a piece of work? If someone can show they interpret briefs with...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-05-2018
Replies: 132
Views: 5,598
Posted By FujiLove
Infinitely more than when they're not on any...

Infinitely more than when they're not on any websites.

Also, see my earlier posts regarding how 'ownership etiquette' could be managed with a little more effort, and being open-minded to different...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-05-2018
Replies: 132
Views: 5,598
Posted By FujiLove
That misses the point, which is the more exposure...

That misses the point, which is the more exposure a photographer has, the more work they are likely to sell.

Of course, if you don't mind making any money, then you don't need to worry about...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-05-2018
Replies: 132
Views: 5,598
Posted By FujiLove
When I first started out in web development over...

When I first started out in web development over twenty years ago, I did LOADS of work for free or almost free. I did tons of small jobs and favours for tons of local businesses, and a significant...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-04-2018
Replies: 132
Views: 5,598
Posted By FujiLove
But I didn't say give them the work for free. I...

But I didn't say give them the work for free. I said you should ask them for a sensible fee for the image. This would show you are a reasonable, 'can do' sort of person, who in my experience are...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-04-2018
Replies: 132
Views: 5,598
Posted By FujiLove
Why not post small images online instead of...

Why not post small images online instead of nothing at all? Or post thumbnails and link to slightly bigger watermarked images, just like almost every stock library out there? No person or company of...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-04-2018
Replies: 132
Views: 5,598
Posted By FujiLove
Okay, I'll take the risk of being run out of town...

Okay, I'll take the risk of being run out of town again, and attempt an answer...

The 'smart artist' understands that the raison d'etre of the Internet is it's ability to spread information far and...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-04-2018
Replies: 69
Views: 2,352
Posted By FujiLove
The 80mm Planar is, according to Zeiss, an 81.2mm...

The 80mm Planar is, according to Zeiss, an 81.2mm lens with an angle of view of 38 degrees.

http://www.hasselbladhistorical.eu/pdf/lds/CF80.pdf

(or 38.1 degrees according to the lens calculator I...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-04-2018
Replies: 69
Views: 2,352
Posted By FujiLove
It's not a lens comparison, but for examples of...

It's not a lens comparison, but for examples of the 80mm Planar on film, Johnny Patience's blog may be of interest. It's the only lens he uses for medium format work, so you can browse the blog and...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-04-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 672
Posted By FujiLove
Only a guess, but it's probably the content...

Only a guess, but it's probably the content creators failing to add ALT copy which is the problem, rather than Google's inability to deal with Javascript.

Google's image publishing guidelines are...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-04-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 672
Posted By FujiLove
This was true a few years ago, but to my...

This was true a few years ago, but to my knowledge Google has been able to render and index Javascript generated content for a long time. There shouldn't be any issues using a Javascript based...
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