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Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 14 Hours Ago
Replies: 80
Views: 1,952
Posted By Pioneer
Took my J-12 out a couple of evenings ago and for...

Took my J-12 out a couple of evenings ago and for some reason all the shots were out of focus. I was pretty certain that most, if not all, of them were properly focused but I must have been doing...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 15 Hours Ago
Replies: 80
Views: 1,952
Posted By Pioneer
Thanks Colton. Your shadow image just before...

Thanks Colton. Your shadow image just before reminded me of this one.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 19 Hours Ago
Replies: 80
Views: 1,952
Posted By Pioneer
Angles and Shadows

http://spyderpix.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/K4a-Angles-and-Shadows.jpg

Kiev 4a - Helios 103 - Kodak TMAX 100
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 1 Day Ago
Replies: 80
Views: 1,952
Posted By Pioneer
A Little Soviet Flare

Colton, you are absolutely right about the Jupiter 12. I do need to get mine out more often than I do. Right or wrong, I seem to be far more likely to pick up a 50 then one of my wider...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 2 Days Ago
Replies: 80
Views: 1,952
Posted By Pioneer
There is something oddly relaxing about shooting...

There is something oddly relaxing about shooting this camera. For some reason I just don't feel the same amount of self-imposed pressure to produce really good images. Instead I just feel free to go...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 2 Days Ago
Replies: 80
Views: 1,952
Posted By Pioneer
Another one from the 64 Kiev and the Helios 103....

Another one from the 64 Kiev and the Helios 103. I think I am really beginning to like this little lens.

http://spyderpix.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/K4a-Red-Colors.jpg


Kiev 4a - Helios 103...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 2 Days Ago
Replies: 80
Views: 1,952
Posted By Pioneer
[/CENTER] I really like this one Colton. Thanks.

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I really like this one Colton. Thanks.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Days Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 333
Posted By Pioneer
If I were you I am not sure I would even bother....

If I were you I am not sure I would even bother. If yours does not impress you, and none of the images you have seen on-line taken with that same type of lens impresses you, then cut your losses,...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 3 Days Ago
Replies: 80
Views: 1,952
Posted By Pioneer
It turns out that the 64 may not actually be...

It turns out that the 64 may not actually be broken. I'll have to fiddle around a bit but after looking at the negatives from the last roll it appears I misloaded the film so the notches were not in...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 5 Days Ago
Replies: 80
Views: 1,952
Posted By Pioneer
Well, the film advance finally died on the old 64...

Well, the film advance finally died on the old 64 Kiev so it is now time to dust off the 72. The shutter speeds on this one are even more goofy than the 64 but the mid speeds are pretty close. At...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 6 Days Ago
Replies: 80
Views: 1,952
Posted By Pioneer
In the Spirit of Red Oktober

It is old and beat. The shutter speeds are a little wonky. One of the latches on the back is out of whack. But the old 1964 K4a is still working. So here goes...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-26-2019
Replies: 86
Views: 1,973
Posted By Pioneer
Hmm... I thought everyone shot sports with a...

Hmm...


I thought everyone shot sports with a rangefinder!


BTW - Nice shot Larry.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-26-2019
Replies: 86
Views: 1,973
Posted By Pioneer
Have shot high school sports with everything from...

Have shot high school sports with everything from an Agfa Super Isolette to my Leica MA. Daylight or nighttime, indoors or outdoors. You miss some and you get some.

If I were a pro I would use what...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 08-25-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 470
Posted By Pioneer
I place black electricians tape across the...

I place black electricians tape across the exposed windows on my 120 folder cameras. I fold a tab at one side to lift it when I am advancing film. Lasts quite a while and is very inexpensive to...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-05-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,797
Posted By Pioneer
Don't know about the Rokkor 50/1.8 ltm but I do...

Don't know about the Rokkor 50/1.8 ltm but I do have a nice little Rokkor 45/2.8 ltm lens that I enjoy a lot. Of course it isn't as fast as the f/1.8 lens but it is small, light and very easy to...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-22-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 2,532
Posted By Pioneer
As for the 50s. In general I use the Nokton on my...

As for the 50s. In general I use the Nokton on my Leica M-A and the Planar on my Zeiss Ikon ZM. Build quality for both lenses is excellent.

My Zeiss Planar 50 seems to have a tad more resolution...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-29-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 516
Posted By Pioneer
Sony is now #2 ahead of Nikon

It appears that Sony just moved past Nikon into the #2 spot and has plans to overtake Canon in the next two...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-16-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,675
Posted By Pioneer
"Lazy Hipsters" is just another way to denigrate...

"Lazy Hipsters" is just another way to denigrate someone you don't even know. Obviously if they are using that "cheap, crappy Lomo stuff" they must be beneath me.


Mostly BS and hogwash.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-15-2019
Replies: 123
Views: 3,125
Posted By Pioneer
I agree. I'm not sure how they are doing it but...

I agree. I'm not sure how they are doing it but it is certainly nice to see they are still hanging in there.


For me though digital is pretty much a dead horse. No need for it when I can still get...
Forum: Lomography 05-12-2019
Replies: 203
Views: 24,497
Posted By Pioneer
http://spyderpix.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/LC...

http://spyderpix.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/LCA120-The-Debris-Field.jpg
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 05-11-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 3,263
Posted By Pioneer
You know dwojr I haven't posted anything to that...

You know dwojr I haven't posted anything to that thread in quite awhile.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-14-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 979
Posted By Pioneer
For me it is the printing that currently seems to...

For me it is the printing that currently seems to be keeping the lid on my GAS. I am contact printing some past 8x10 negatives and am deciding that I really need to work harder on my technique, not...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-08-2019
Replies: 264
Views: 19,112
Posted By Pioneer
I am saddened and will miss Roger. He was a good...

I am saddened and will miss Roger. He was a good photographer but he also had a wonderful, earthy quality to his writing. I have learned a lot from both him and Francis.

Godspeed Roger and thank you...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 04-07-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,423
Posted By Pioneer
I do enjoy my metal, mechanical film cameras be...

I do enjoy my metal, mechanical film cameras be they made by Leica, Pentax, or someone else. Their simplicity and reliability (at least the K1000 remains reliable) are truly a joy.


However, my...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-02-2019
Replies: 264
Views: 19,112
Posted By Pioneer
My thoughts are with you Roger and with Frances....

My thoughts are with you Roger and with Frances. I wish you God Speed and happiness wherever your journey takes you.



Thank you and Francis so much for taking the time to communicate a little bit...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 03-26-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,708
Posted By Pioneer
Certainly those elves are better at marketing. :D

Certainly those elves are better at marketing. :D
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-19-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,566
Posted By Pioneer
Interesting presentation. I am glad to see they...

Interesting presentation. I am glad to see they continue to move forward as a company.



I enjoy using both CMSII and Silvermax and find both films to be very good. In fact I think I slightly...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 03-14-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 3,263
Posted By Pioneer
The second one I tried seemed to be able to focus...

The second one I tried seemed to be able to focus correctly. As for the film transport, it seems that the more use mine gets the better it becomes. Lately I am getting the full 12 images on a roll of...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-13-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,090
Posted By Pioneer
You must have owned something different than I...

You must have owned something different than I do. The viewfinder in my Contaflex II is very nice. Certainly bright enough for easy focusing even indoors.

And I could be wrong but I was never aware...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-13-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,572
Posted By Pioneer
I think it looks absolutely gorgeous but it would...

I think it looks absolutely gorgeous but it would never work for me. I do way too much gardening and mechanic work so If I did that it would be dirty looking in no time just from using it all the...
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 03-09-2019
Replies: 115
Views: 5,968
Posted By Pioneer
That Q2 sure looks and sounds lovely. I look...

That Q2 sure looks and sounds lovely. I look forward to seeing all the images that you guys and gals will be posting here.

Unfortunately I am a very slow learner.

I am still trying to get the most...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-08-2019
Replies: 1,337
Views: 338,742
Posted By Pioneer
Jump Shot

http://spyderpix.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/jump-shot.jpg
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-06-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1,345
Posted By Pioneer
Not that it means a lot but I was goofing off the...

Not that it means a lot but I was goofing off the other day and shot this test target with the M-40 at f/2.8. Not too certain how it will show up at this size.


This was a crop since I was actually...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-06-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,090
Posted By Pioneer
All right, all right. I just loaded a roll of...

All right, all right. I just loaded a roll of Portra 160 in my little Contaflex II. I don't know how Zeiss did it but that little 45mm Tessar does a beautiful job with color film.


EDIT - By the...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-06-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1,038
Posted By Pioneer
I was just going to mention the little Rokkor...

I was just going to mention the little Rokkor 45mm ltm. I don't know how it compares to the Skopar 50/2.5.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-03-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,585
Posted By Pioneer
I disagree. Smaller is not always the place to...

I disagree. Smaller is not always the place to be.



Again, it all depends on your goal.


Do you want to play Basketball...Football...do you want to be a Sumo Wrestler??
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-28-2019
Replies: 100
Views: 3,905
Posted By Pioneer
I would have to guess that it has been equally...

I would have to guess that it has been equally frustrating for them.



I wrote this one off when I received the offer a while back to exchange my reversal film reward for the black and white film....
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-26-2019
Replies: 99
Views: 3,102
Posted By Pioneer
hearsay or heresy??? :D

hearsay or heresy???



:D
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-26-2019
Replies: 99
Views: 3,102
Posted By Pioneer
You and I must have read a different article....

You and I must have read a different article. Perhaps you could link yours.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-25-2019
Replies: 99
Views: 3,102
Posted By Pioneer
There are always those who go out and do. In the...

There are always those who go out and do. In the doing they build a reputation.

And then following them are always those who forego the doing and try to establish their own reputation by attacking...
Forum: RFF News 02-25-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 5,499
Posted By Pioneer
I still shoot a bunch of color film but usually I...

I still shoot a bunch of color film but usually I shoot Kodak Portra films. I just placed an order for some more Kodak Portra 800, which is pricey but certainly still affordable.

I still have a...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-22-2019
Replies: 163
Views: 5,655
Posted By Pioneer
Since I am not into shoving cameras into my body...

Since I am not into shoving cameras into my body cavities the Leica III is more than small enough for me. :D
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-22-2019
Replies: 163
Views: 5,655
Posted By Pioneer
It would appear that you do not like to carry...

It would appear that you do not like to carry cameras in your pocket.

I frequently carry a Leica III with Elmar in my shirt pocket, though my shirt does sag a little from the additional...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-20-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 2,566
Posted By Pioneer
SLRs and DSLRs are all Pentax with the exception...

SLRs and DSLRs are all Pentax with the exception of one Canon 5D.

Why?

Because the camera that started this all for me was a Pentax K1000 which I bought used at a Reno pawnshop in the very early...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 02-20-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 770
Posted By Pioneer
I am very partial to rangefinder cameras so I use...

I am very partial to rangefinder cameras so I use the type found at the link below. Best strap I ever found. I actually have several of them that I swap back and forth between different cameras...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 02-18-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 761
Posted By Pioneer
Yes. I carry a small flashlight and it does work...

Yes. I carry a small flashlight and it does work to help see the numbers.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-18-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 3,944
Posted By Pioneer
Gee, what fun! :D I am glad to hear the news...

Gee, what fun! :D

I am glad to hear the news that is being reported and I wish this newly forming company luck.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-16-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 3,944
Posted By Pioneer
That is all well and good Jan. But, if I were in...

That is all well and good Jan. But, if I were in the position of some of those companies who are very dependent on Tetanal's product I might want to consider looking at possible ways of reducing that...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-16-2019
Replies: 97
Views: 4,464
Posted By Pioneer
This always confuses me. The guy says he wants...

This always confuses me.

The guy says he wants new.

Fine.

He even went so far as to give reasons.

Good reasons.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-16-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 3,944
Posted By Pioneer
That is the wrong way to look at it Larry. Your...

That is the wrong way to look at it Larry. Your knowledge of German is now twice as large as it used to be. :D
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-16-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 1,625
Posted By Pioneer
Exactly how I tried to think of it. The lens cap...

Exactly how I tried to think of it. The lens cap is just like the dark slide. You don't remove it until you are ready to shoot and then you replace it immediately upon finishing the shot.

Sometimes...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-15-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 1,625
Posted By Pioneer
I have version 1. It is a very nice camera but I...

I have version 1. It is a very nice camera but I always advance my film immediately after taking a shot. With the Null you have to remember to put on the lens cap before you advance the film since...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 02-11-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 574
Posted By Pioneer
Leica M-A; Canon 135/3.5; Arista EDU Ultra...

Leica M-A; Canon 135/3.5; Arista EDU Ultra 400

http://spyderpix.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/MA-Perch.jpg
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-10-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 1,906
Posted By Pioneer
Lets see. We can keep 40 year old enlargers (at...

Lets see. We can keep 40 year old enlargers (at least) working but we can't keep 20 year old scanners working.



Interestingly the scanner does still work but certain corporations have decided to...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-29-2019
Replies: 74
Views: 3,229
Posted By Pioneer
No idea. More than enough to get me going for...

No idea. More than enough to get me going for several years.

Whenever I run across good discounted deals on film I buy as much as I can afford. The rest of the time I just shoot, develop and print....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-16-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 4,012
Posted By Pioneer
:) My nerves feel fine. Enjoy your sophisticated...

:)
My nerves feel fine. Enjoy your sophisticated Leicas.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-16-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 4,012
Posted By Pioneer
Gawd. That goes back a year or two. Haven't heard...

Gawd. That goes back a year or two. Haven't heard that in practically forever.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-16-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 4,012
Posted By Pioneer
Chuckle :D Typical internet. Much ado about...

Chuckle :D

Typical internet. Much ado about nothing much. It always seems to make people feel better if they can identify something that they think is a problem, even though it really isn't.

Shoot...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-16-2019
Replies: 95
Views: 3,755
Posted By Pioneer
This. ...& another 5 characters or so...

This.


...& another 5 characters or so...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-15-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,572
Posted By Pioneer
Sorry to hear about your vision troubles Akiva. I...

Sorry to hear about your vision troubles Akiva. I hope you are able to find an acceptable solution that allows you to continue with your photography. Autofocus is certainly a useful alternative but...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-15-2019
Replies: 72
Views: 2,449
Posted By Pioneer
I like post #61. You can either spend your life...

I like post #61. You can either spend your life stressing about it or you can move ahead and enjoy your photography. There is SO much more to life...and photography...then pin sharp photos.

Enjoy...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-14-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 4,012
Posted By Pioneer
Sorry. ZI = Zeiss Ikon. Latest version, not...

Sorry. ZI = Zeiss Ikon. Latest version, not pre-war, though those are also very nice as well.

They all work, even the little Voigtlander Bessa cameras (again, recent versions) so buy what you want...
Forum: Film vs Digital 01-12-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 640
Posted By Pioneer
I guess I have never felt my self identity was...

I guess I have never felt my self identity was tied to either film or digital. They are both useful in their own ways.

I express myself through the print that I make and that hasn't changed whether...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-12-2019
Replies: 1
Views: 302
Posted By Pioneer
Very Interesting

Thanks Dante.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-12-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 4,012
Posted By Pioneer
Likewise my ZI. I absolutely love my MA and the...

Likewise my ZI. I absolutely love my MA and the refined feel of that awesome shutter. But when the light is difficult, I am indoors, or I just need to get the exposure right, the ZI is the one that I...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-10-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,102
Posted By Pioneer
I may be confused regarding what you want but...

I may be confused regarding what you want but I'll give it a try.

In short, yes. You can focus and then change the composition without affecting the focus...or exposure.

These cameras are fully...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-05-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 2,021
Posted By Pioneer
I use some ADOX CMS 20 II occasionally but I...

I use some ADOX CMS 20 II occasionally but I always soup it in the Adotech developer. That film is by far the finest grain I can get.

But for my day to day adventures I turn to TMX100 in either...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-04-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,463
Posted By Pioneer
I can't really say what they are "worth" in...

I can't really say what they are "worth" in monetary terms, perhaps not much, but I personally prefer using my Nikon F with the lenses that were original. In that case of course "worth" is defined...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-03-2019
Replies: 72
Views: 2,449
Posted By Pioneer
I either shoot mine wide open or closed down to...

I either shoot mine wide open or closed down to f8 or f11. So I had DAG adjust mine to focus spot on at f1.5.

I love it now but I rarely shoot landscapes with it. The Zeiss Planar or Biogon are...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-31-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 683
Posted By Pioneer
Thanks for sharing Robert but I have to agree...

Thanks for sharing Robert but I have to agree with Dogman here. I have seen far better in our own gallery this year.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 12-28-2018
Replies: 67
Views: 10,098
Posted By Pioneer
Pretty stinky business practice if this is true...

Pretty stinky business practice if this is true Valdomar.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 12-27-2018
Replies: 67
Views: 10,098
Posted By Pioneer
Interesting. This is the first I have seen this...

Interesting. This is the first I have seen this thread though it has obviously been out there for awhile.

I am sad to hear that Certo6 is no longer as reliable as I found him in the past. He was...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-21-2018
Replies: 64
Views: 2,676
Posted By Pioneer
After a look through the options it appears that...

After a look through the options it appears that us whole plate shooters are still out in the cold. At least Ilford keeps us in mind during their yearly runs.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-21-2018
Replies: 64
Views: 2,676
Posted By Pioneer
Ko Fe can fend for himself but I think I'll keep...

Ko Fe can fend for himself but I think I'll keep my own counsel when it comes to my wife and family.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-16-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 1,088
Posted By Pioneer
I have successfully replaced two worn out Agfa...

I have successfully replaced two worn out Agfa Isolette bellows with products from sandehalynch.com. I think (don't quote me) I paid $75 for the last one. The quality is excellent and the little...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 12-12-2018
Replies: 79
Views: 2,016
Posted By Pioneer
Zeiss Ikon is a great rangefinder. Its not a...

Zeiss Ikon is a great rangefinder. Its not a piece of junk that will fall apart quickly. If it were everyone would know about it by now. It is very light, very handy and very easy to use. Great...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-10-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 1,490
Posted By Pioneer
Thanks Peter and John. I appreciate your feedback...

Thanks Peter and John. I appreciate your feedback and, being fans, your tolerance of my feeble attempts at critique.

Enjoy the Holidays.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-10-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 1,490
Posted By Pioneer
I don't think anyone is really interested in...

I don't think anyone is really interested in having me go through Robert Frank's book and picking apart his photographs one by one. For one, I am really not interested in doing that.

Another problem...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-08-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 1,490
Posted By Pioneer
Probably a better topic for another thread rather...

Probably a better topic for another thread rather than hijacking this one, and I can't say I've given it a whole lot of thought, but I much prefer Walker Evans, Elliott Erwitt, Eve Arnold or Richard...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-08-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 1,490
Posted By Pioneer
I am certain that I am in a very small minority...

I am certain that I am in a very small minority here but I do not like Robert Frank's work at all. Before everyone gets all worked up at the rest of my post I need to say that I have nothing...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-08-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 807
Posted By Pioneer
Ignoring film for the moment, if you are...

Ignoring film for the moment, if you are interested in printing big then you are better served with a bigger sensor.

However, if you are perfectly happy with 8x10 or whole plate contact prints...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 12-07-2018
Replies: 54
Views: 2,062
Posted By Pioneer
If Supersense had plans to use this as a start to...

If Supersense had plans to use this as a start to begin producing actual pack film that would be one thing. But they are VERY clear that they have no intention of producing pack film the way we...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-06-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 1,347
Posted By Pioneer
I have used the Leica III a lot on the street and...

I have used the Leica III a lot on the street and have enjoyed using several different lenses. This includes the Nikkor 3.5cm/2.5, the Color Skopar 35/2.5 and the old standby, the Elmar 50/3.5. They...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 12-05-2018
Replies: 54
Views: 2,062
Posted By Pioneer
Question - I have reviewed the kickstarter...

Question -



I have reviewed the kickstarter but was unable to find an answer.


Are there film holders for 4x5 cameras that can use this film? I really am not in the market to buy another camera...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-03-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 870
Posted By Pioneer
Thanks for the clearer explanation Marty.

Thanks for the clearer explanation Marty.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-03-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 870
Posted By Pioneer
Not sure why it depletes your fixer more rapidly...

Not sure why it depletes your fixer more rapidly but it does. I am pretty sure it involves the pink or magenta colored stain used with these films since it seems to take longer for the fixer to clear...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 11-30-2018
Replies: 81
Views: 14,315
Posted By Pioneer
I agree. I love a fast lens for sure but I get...

I agree. I love a fast lens for sure but I get huge pleasure from working with these slower 50s. In fact, my old 1935 Leitz Elmar is one of my favorite lenses and this Heliar in collapsible LTM form...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 11-30-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 975
Posted By Pioneer
Those Bay III Rolleinars are not cheap! I've...

Those Bay III Rolleinars are not cheap! I've looked for them a couple of times and have been amazed at the prices that people want for them. Maybe one day I'll come across a set that are in my price...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-30-2018
Replies: 74
Views: 6,791
Posted By Pioneer
Leica M-A; 90/2.8 Elmarit; Ultrafine Xtreme 400;...

Leica M-A; 90/2.8 Elmarit; Ultrafine Xtreme 400; EI-200; lo contrast lighting. Develop in HC-110 1+63; Continuous agitation for 8.5m. Scan with Plustek OpticFilm 7600i. Resized for web in Photoshop...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-30-2018
Replies: 57
Views: 1,897
Posted By Pioneer
My mom, bless her soul, has boxes and boxes of...

My mom, bless her soul, has boxes and boxes of kodachrome slides that were taken throughout her life.

After a recent health problem where she had to move into a nursing facility, my younger brother...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-30-2018
Replies: 57
Views: 1,897
Posted By Pioneer
+1 Print and hang so my grandkids can take...

+1

Print and hang so my grandkids can take pictures of them with their iphones...

...and lose them.

Then their grandkids can take pictures of them with whatever they are using when that time...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-29-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 595
Posted By Pioneer
Why sweat it. Pay another $7, mix some more, and...

Why sweat it. Pay another $7, mix some more, and move on.

Of course if your pictures aren't worth an extra 7 dollars then give it a shot and see what happens.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 11-29-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 975
Posted By Pioneer
Nice set of Blads, Nokton 48. If I need...

Nice set of Blads, Nokton 48.

If I need (strange and very flexible word "need") medium format wide angle I most commonly use the A 35 on my Pentax 645. Not quite as big of a negative as the 6x6 but...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-29-2018
Replies: 57
Views: 1,897
Posted By Pioneer
Negative sleeves in binders, several hard drives...

Negative sleeves in binders, several hard drives and a few (far too few) binders of prints.

I find that I am printing more and more every year. My printing has increased a lot since I...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 11-29-2018
Replies: 81
Views: 14,315
Posted By Pioneer
Some great shots Mike. I'll be headed out to...

Some great shots Mike.

I'll be headed out to photograph at a high school basketball game tonight. I think I'll pack mine with some Fuji 1600 and see how it turns out. Not the fastest lens but it is...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 11-29-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 975
Posted By Pioneer
While certainly not as common as the garden...

While certainly not as common as the garden variety Rolleis with 75mm or 80mm lenses I don't think the tele-Rollei is actually very rare. On the other hand, the wide angle Rollei is a little bit...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-26-2018
Replies: 74
Views: 6,791
Posted By Pioneer
As noted, the film was exposed at box speed (ISO...

As noted, the film was exposed at box speed (ISO 400).

I'm not sure about the grain that everyone seems to notice in my scans. I think that the grain may be coming from the scanner more than the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-24-2018
Replies: 74
Views: 6,791
Posted By Pioneer
Ultrafine Xtreme 400 - HC-110 Dilution H

Exposed at box speed using Pentax Spotmatic ES II and Takumar 24mm/3.5 lens.

Developed in HC-110 1+63 (Dilution H) for 8 minutes and 30 seconds at 20C. Used continuous agitation in Jobo tank. (The...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-24-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 476
Posted By Pioneer
We have a top loader. I wash mine pretty...

We have a top loader. I wash mine pretty frequent, probably more often than needed. I wash by themselves in the washing machine with normal clothes detergent (whatever happens to be least expensive...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-23-2018
Replies: 51
Views: 2,041
Posted By Pioneer
Colton, you of all people have the eye to get the...

Colton, you of all people have the eye to get the most out of a Leica and this is well proven with the set you just posted.

Congratulations and I am looking forward to many more examples.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-23-2018
Replies: 74
Views: 6,791
Posted By Pioneer
I just developed a roll using HC-110 dilution h....

I just developed a roll using HC-110 dilution h. Since I use continual agitation I reduced the 10 minute development to 8.5 minutes at 20C. The negatives seem to look OK but I'll scan and post a few...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 11-23-2018
Replies: 102
Views: 3,897
Posted By Pioneer
The only point and shoot I own is an Olympus...

The only point and shoot I own is an Olympus Stylus Epic. Totally auto though I can shut off the flash if I remember. Takes great photos but it rarely gets used.

Instead I am usually carrying my...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-19-2018
Replies: 74
Views: 6,791
Posted By Pioneer
I have a roll in my Spottie right now. As soon as...

I have a roll in my Spottie right now. As soon as I finish it I'll give some dilution H a try.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-19-2018
Replies: 74
Views: 6,791
Posted By Pioneer
Another from the same roll. Leica III - Elmar 50...

Another from the same roll.

Leica III - Elmar 50 - Ultrafine Extreme 400 - Rodinal 1+25
http://spyderpix.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Elko-Hills-Radio-Tower.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-19-2018
Replies: 74
Views: 6,791
Posted By Pioneer
This may not be the best example, but it is some...

This may not be the best example, but it is some Ultrafine Extreme 400 35mm shot this month.

I exposed it at box speed a couple of weeks ago in the Leica III using my trusty Elmar 50. It is...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-14-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 894
Posted By Pioneer
If I go outside at all in those temperatures my...

If I go outside at all in those temperatures my gloves are far too bulky to use a camera anyway.

I do have a Pentax SV that quits working when it gets below freezing. The two of us get along just...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-12-2018
Replies: 164
Views: 3,163
Posted By Pioneer
I am certainly no expert but it seems they are...

I am certainly no expert but it seems they are all Leica 1(s). The original Leica 1 was a Model C. The Leica 1 that was commonly called the Standard came out as the Model E in the same year that the...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-11-2018
Replies: 56
Views: 1,688
Posted By Pioneer
Discreet and under-the-radar doesn't apply...

Discreet and under-the-radar doesn't apply here.

I want to go with you while you are packing that thing around. I'll bring my LCA-120.

Nobody will know I'm even there at all. :D
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-10-2018
Replies: 35
Views: 952
Posted By Pioneer
Your best option by far is the K1 and the 31mm...

Your best option by far is the K1 and the 31mm Limited. Put the 77 Limited in your pocket if you think you might be somewhere where a longer focal length is useful (not common in Tokyo.) You may use...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-07-2018
Replies: 47
Views: 5,778
Posted By Pioneer
Perhaps this is a bit of hyperbole on your part....

Perhaps this is a bit of hyperbole on your part.

I have certainly used much worse software and I am not a software geek by any stretch of the imagination.

Silverfast is quite usable. Learning it...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 11-04-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 931
Posted By Pioneer
That may be so but I am pretty confident that you...

That may be so but I am pretty confident that you will not be able to do everything you would like photographically with a Holga.

I am not knocking the Holga, I love mine. But I can't think of very...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-01-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 879
Posted By Pioneer
There is a fairly lengthy thread on this little...

There is a fairly lengthy thread on this little device over on largeformatphotagraphyforum. Those using it seem to like it ok.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 11-01-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 739
Posted By Pioneer
Thanks for sharing Helen.

Thanks for sharing Helen.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-31-2018
Replies: 122
Views: 5,595
Posted By Pioneer
A Stroll Through the Park

Kiev 4a - Helios 103 - Ilford HP5+
http://spyderpix.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Old-Wagons.jpg



Kiev 4a - Helios 103 - Kodak TMAX...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-30-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 954
Posted By Pioneer
Thanks pismo923. The only reference I find at...

Thanks pismo923.

The only reference I find at all relative to country of origin is in the Q&A section where the question is asked: "Where does this film come from?"

The response from Heather, who...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-30-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 954
Posted By Pioneer
Since Arista EDU Ultra is a Freestyle brand I...

Since Arista EDU Ultra is a Freestyle brand I contacted them directly. They say all this film, regardless of whether it is 135-24, 135-36, 120, 4x5, 5x7 or 8x10 is manufactured in the Czech Republic,...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-30-2018
Replies: 122
Views: 5,595
Posted By Pioneer
Nice looking camera Huss. First a Veriwide 100...

Nice looking camera Huss.

First a Veriwide 100 and now a Zorki. You're on a roll!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-30-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 954
Posted By Pioneer
Kristina Loughery at Freestyle is curious where...

Kristina Loughery at Freestyle is curious where you found this information on B&H Photo.

According to Kristina all of the Arista EDU Ultra branded films are still produced in the Czech Republic.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-30-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 954
Posted By Pioneer
Or it is still Fomapan 400 and BHPhoto, because...

Or it is still Fomapan 400 and BHPhoto, because they are sourcing the film from Freestyle, is advertising it as a USA made film.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-30-2018
Replies: 122
Views: 5,595
Posted By Pioneer
A stroll through the yard. Kiev 4a - Helios 103...

A stroll through the yard.


Kiev 4a - Helios 103 - Ilford HP5+
http://spyderpix.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Angel-with-Globe-2.jpg

Kiev 4a - Helios 103 - Ilford...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-27-2018
Replies: 122
Views: 5,595
Posted By Pioneer
Thank you Bramling. It is humbling to witness...

Thank you Bramling.


It is humbling to witness how quickly fire can change a landscape.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-26-2018
Replies: 122
Views: 5,595
Posted By Pioneer
Lamoille Canyon Burn Area

Pictures taken in the Lamoille Canyon shortly after the recent fires.



Kiev 4M - Helios 103 - Kodak Portra 160 NC

http://spyderpix.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Lamoille-Canyon-Burn-1.jpg
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-26-2018
Replies: 35
Views: 1,280
Posted By Pioneer
I think the title for this thread should be...

I think the title for this thread should be changed to -


Barely 20 Years Old: Nikon D1


Digital seems such a small sliver of photographic history for the uproar it has caused.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-26-2018
Replies: 122
Views: 5,595
Posted By Pioneer
[/CENTER] I love your compositions Colton....

[/CENTER]
I love your compositions Colton.

And I just ordered up a couple of rolls of that Svema 125 film. That color is fine.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 10-23-2018
Replies: 75
Views: 3,263
Posted By Pioneer
Never tried the Veriwide but it certainly looks...

Never tried the Veriwide but it certainly looks like a sweet idea. Can understand why you would be interested.

I personally am quite fond of the LCA-120...but you already knew that. Though it is a...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-23-2018
Replies: 199
Views: 13,711
Posted By Pioneer
Just checked BHPhoto to place an order....

Just checked BHPhoto to place an order. Backordered until December. It would appear that the rollout has been successful. It will be very interesting to see the results.
Forum: Film vs Digital 10-22-2018
Replies: 67
Views: 2,211
Posted By Pioneer
Sounds like the film revolution is stronger in...

Sounds like the film revolution is stronger in the Northwest then in the Chicago area.

This is likely true across the world. I wouldn't be at all surprised to learn that some regions are seeing more...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-21-2018
Replies: 122
Views: 5,595
Posted By Pioneer
And another; Kiev 4a; Helios 103; Kodak...

And another;

Kiev 4a; Helios 103; Kodak TMX100
http://spyderpix.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Jumping-Cracks-Web.jpg
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-21-2018
Replies: 122
Views: 5,595
Posted By Pioneer
The 4a is officially up and running. Keiv 4a;...

The 4a is officially up and running.

Keiv 4a; Helios 103; Kodak TMX100
http://spyderpix.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Rabbitbrush-and-Sage-Web.jpg
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-21-2018
Replies: 122
Views: 5,595
Posted By Pioneer
This is really nice. Thanks for posting.

This is really nice. Thanks for posting.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-21-2018
Replies: 31
Views: 1,739
Posted By Pioneer
Film can be so much fun, and definitely...

Film can be so much fun, and definitely humbling.


Just finished developing a roll of Delta 3200 taken at a night football game using my Holga.


If it weren't for the stadium lights and the rebate...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-19-2018
Replies: 122
Views: 5,595
Posted By Pioneer
Really good shots in this thread. The Kiev...

Really good shots in this thread.

The Kiev Angel in my backyard.
http://spyderpix.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Kiev-Angel.jpg

This was the very last shot from the Kiev 4M before the shutter...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-16-2018
Replies: 122
Views: 5,595
Posted By Pioneer
Managed to get this and a few others before the...

Managed to get this and a few others before the shutter on my Kiev 4M quit cocking. Will have to unpack the 4A and get the shutter exercised. Also looks as if I may need to clean my old Jupiter as...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-12-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 1,015
Posted By Pioneer
To the best of my knowledge I have never made a...

To the best of my knowledge I have never made a decision on whether or not to buy a lens based on it having an aspheric lens element in the design. So I can't say there was ever a conscious decision...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-08-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 889
Posted By Pioneer
Where did you get your information Skip? I have...

Where did you get your information Skip? I have done a search and find none of this.


Since you are wrong on Street Pan I suspect you are probably wrong about this new Adox film as well. I have read...
Forum: Film vs Digital 10-05-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 2,253
Posted By Pioneer
The cameras are certainly a part of it because...

The cameras are certainly a part of it because each of them have their own modes of operation and it can take some time and practice to master the use of each camera.


But for me it is the entire...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-03-2018
Replies: 72
Views: 2,636
Posted By Pioneer
It is a fact that everyone experiences things...

It is a fact that everyone experiences things differently. My own experiences with the Pentax Q system have been the total opposite of the OP's experiences. In fact, outside of my Methuselah ist DL2,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-03-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 458
Posted By Pioneer
I'll pass. Too many megapickels. :D

I'll pass.

Too many megapickels. :D
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-02-2018
Replies: 55
Views: 1,894
Posted By Pioneer
I think Ted Forbes on The Art of Photography is...

I think Ted Forbes on The Art of Photography is the only one I check in with from time to time but it is probably because most of his content has nothing to do with gear reviews.

There are others I...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-01-2018
Replies: 33
Views: 9,295
Posted By Pioneer
I have looked at both the Plustek Optic Film 120...

I have looked at both the Plustek Optic Film 120 and the Epson V800/850 longingly for some time but always have trouble shelling out the dollars for either of them.



I find that my old Epson V500...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-01-2018
Replies: 43
Views: 965
Posted By Pioneer
Hey! I bought this camera and... What can I say?

Hey!

I bought this camera and...

What can I say?
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-30-2018
Replies: 72
Views: 2,636
Posted By Pioneer
I have had one or two regrets but that certainly...

I have had one or two regrets but that certainly isn't many considering how many cameras I have owned (and still own.)


I think the Contarex and the Nikon F rank up there as regrets. Not because...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-30-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 773
Posted By Pioneer
Don't poke your finger in there! Not a big...

Don't poke your finger in there!


Not a big deal. Been using my 24 and 28 off and on for 3 years with no problems.


There are trade offs for owning and using some of the tiniest pancake lenses made...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 09-28-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 1,105
Posted By Pioneer
Thanks Brett. At a maximum aperture of f6.8 I...

Thanks Brett.

At a maximum aperture of f6.8 I guess I never considered the little Angulon 90 a low-light wonder. I know it is an older lens but I really didn't think it was a bad lens at all. My...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-28-2018
Replies: 89
Views: 4,024
Posted By Pioneer
You guys know that there is now going to be a...

You guys know that there is now going to be a huge rush on Pentax 35/3.5 lenses on EBay after all this gushing praise.

I am glad I have mine.
Forum: Large Format Film RF 09-28-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 1,105
Posted By Pioneer
Schneider Krueznach Angulon 90/6.8. Nice small...

Schneider Krueznach Angulon 90/6.8. Nice small lens that just barely covers 4x5. I use this with my Wanderlust Travelwide that uses no movements.

I believe that the Super Angulon by the same...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-27-2018
Replies: 599
Views: 89,019
Posted By Pioneer
For the Fun of It

AHHHH!!!


http://spyderpix.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/The-Flying-Motorcyclist.jpg

Pentax Spotmatic Tomioka 55/1.2 Kodak Portra 800
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-27-2018
Replies: 89
Views: 4,024
Posted By Pioneer
In my opinion Helen, the Takumar 35/3.5 is a must...

In my opinion Helen, the Takumar 35/3.5 is a must have lens. It is not as sexy fast as some of the other lenses that Pentax sold but it is the best 35 I can think of for your new Spottie. And that is...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-26-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 1,751
Posted By Pioneer
We just keep on buying them so they keep on...

We just keep on buying them so they keep on building them bigger and bigger.

As for dynamic range, digital passed film on that front quite some time ago but that old myth keeps getting kicked around...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 09-26-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 2,467
Posted By Pioneer
+1 Why everyone is so obsessed with the need...

+1

Why everyone is so obsessed with the need for speed in their photography is beyond me. I guess I just don't hold my finger on the trigger long enough. :D

Admittedly I use film far more often...
Forum: Leica SL 09-23-2018
Replies: 57
Views: 3,335
Posted By Pioneer
Great! Will be looking forward to it. Maye...

Great!

Will be looking forward to it. Maye Roger will get one at Lens Rentals that I can rent.

EDIT -
BTW, I just read on TOP that Panasonic, Leica and Sigma are joining to produce a new...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-23-2018
Replies: 74
Views: 2,287
Posted By Pioneer
There must be a reason for all those different...

There must be a reason for all those different focal lengths beyond keeping lens junkies happy.

If you want to learn to like the 35 you have to use the 35. How long have you used a 50? Use the 35 at...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-18-2018
Replies: 91
Views: 2,940
Posted By Pioneer
Oh certainly Huss, just not as often as the...

Oh certainly Huss, just not as often as the little Agfa over the past few months.

The Lomo is my hands down favorite for street/candid photography, but I haven't done as much of that lately. I did...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-18-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 734
Posted By Pioneer
I used to shoot bulk loaded film in my Nikon F6...

I used to shoot bulk loaded film in my Nikon F6 all the time. Run your tape from the front side of the film around the spool and tape it off on the back side. Shouldn't have any problems.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-18-2018
Replies: 91
Views: 2,940
Posted By Pioneer
Great idea David. Now that is interesting...

Great idea David.

Now that is interesting stuff...way more intriguing than some old Nikon Z.

Sorta sounds like a Datsun Z, doesn't it?
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-18-2018
Replies: 91
Views: 2,940
Posted By Pioneer
I have been watching the recent hoopla with great...

I have been watching the recent hoopla with great interest. But I have no desire to drop any money on any of this stuff.

Its not that I don't like digital, I absolutely do. Whenever I have a paid...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 09-08-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 980
Posted By Pioneer
M3 and a scanner? Oops, wasn't one of the...

M3 and a scanner?


Oops, wasn't one of the options was it.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 08-30-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 836
Posted By Pioneer
The Kodak Monitor Six-20 did and the Graflex 23...

The Kodak Monitor Six-20 did and the Graflex 23 Graphic film backs for some 4x5 cameras had automatic film advance without using a red window at all.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-30-2018
Replies: 121
Views: 4,817
Posted By Pioneer
I would certainly miss it if it were to go away...

I would certainly miss it if it were to go away so for me it continues to be very relevant. Thank all of you for your excellent discussions.

The announcement of the new Nikon mirrorless camera is...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-18-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 1,170
Posted By Pioneer
Argue whatever you want but from my perspective...

Argue whatever you want but from my perspective film is doing quite well.

About 10 years ago, while in my mid-50s, I was pretty certain that I would live to see film completely die out with the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-18-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 1,014
Posted By Pioneer
Thanks for this post Sara. It is interesting to...

Thanks for this post Sara. It is interesting to see how this film responds. I recently received some of this film and I suspect that others, like myself, who have purchased some of this film will...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 08-08-2018
Replies: 167
Views: 39,640
Posted By Pioneer
Mine is beautiful to me John but it certainly...

Mine is beautiful to me John but it certainly looks nothing like that!

Good thing too or I would probably be afraid to use it. :D
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 07-24-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 945
Posted By Pioneer
I admire the work done by Dorothea Lange, Walker...

I admire the work done by Dorothea Lange, Walker Evans and the others during the great depression. But this is a completely different era.

I for one am not interested in paying more taxes so that...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 07-18-2018
Replies: 118
Views: 5,605
Posted By Pioneer
I have been shooting my Meyer-Optic Domiplan...

I have been shooting my Meyer-Optic Domiplan 50/2.8 lens in M42 lately. This lens is renowned for being a very inexpensive, East German kit lens with a horrible reputation. A large part of the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-17-2018
Replies: 126
Views: 5,946
Posted By Pioneer
I really don't think there is a camera built that...

I really don't think there is a camera built that can stand up to continual abuse. Most of the manual metal mechanical monsters will probably handle it for awhile but there is a reason that pros...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-16-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 1,250
Posted By Pioneer
Very ambitious. Hard to produce at target cost,...

Very ambitious. Hard to produce at target cost, similar to the Reflex SLR.



Easy to write e-mails though.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-14-2018
Replies: 81
Views: 5,744
Posted By Pioneer
What my rational self would choose today; ...

What my rational self would choose today;

Wanderlust Travelwide (I may have to stock up on a few of these as I am not sure the camera is robust enough to last me for the rest of my life.)
Linhoff...
Forum: RFF Polls 07-08-2018
Replies: 205
Views: 16,449
Posted By Pioneer
No unused cameras here

I use all my cameras. It may take me a year or two to get around to all of them but if they work, they get used.


I do have a few large format lenses where the shutters have become a bit sticky from...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-04-2018
Replies: 33
Views: 1,436
Posted By Pioneer
There is no lock to keep the lens barrel...

There is no lock to keep the lens barrel retracted, only extended.

I have a very nice MS Optical Apoqualia collapsible 50/3.5 lens that slides out on its own. It doesn't really cause any problems...
Forum: Other RF 06-09-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 489
Posted By Pioneer
It was a bit more than a short drive for me but...

It was a bit more than a short drive for me but the next time I get down that way I may give him a call.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-09-2018
Replies: 34
Views: 1,292
Posted By Pioneer
I have some torn and seriously stressed blue...

I have some torn and seriously stressed blue jeans. I'll be sure to wear them when I shoot this film.

Actually the cost to my door was $51 USD. I have recently paid that much to get the same amount...
Forum: Other RF 06-09-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 489
Posted By Pioneer
Chris did a very good job for me on a similar...

Chris did a very good job for me on a similar type of camera.

The Agfa Ambi Silette is an interesting camera and you should certainly enjoy working with it.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-09-2018
Replies: 34
Views: 1,292
Posted By Pioneer
That is good information to have for starters...

That is good information to have for starters Colton. Thanks.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-09-2018
Replies: 34
Views: 1,292
Posted By Pioneer
Interesting review Colton. If you get time to...

Interesting review Colton. If you get time to shoot another roll at EI200 you will have to post the results.

This new 120 does seem pricey but I think I'll try 5 rolls to play with since 120 is...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-09-2018
Replies: 34
Views: 1,292
Posted By Pioneer
Has anyone actually used this film or are we...

Has anyone actually used this film or are we slinging the normal baloney about things we know nothing about?


:D


I'm not sure that the majority of us are part of Lomo's customer base.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-07-2018
Replies: 43
Views: 7,641
Posted By Pioneer
While personal testing is always important I have...

While personal testing is always important I have also found x-ray's advice useful and it often provides a good starting point for my own testing. No reason to re-invent the wheel each time.
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 06-07-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 944
Posted By Pioneer
I love shooting my fast little Elmar wide open....

I love shooting my fast little Elmar wide open.



There should be a picture thread titled Lens Wide Open.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-03-2018
Replies: 391
Views: 84,440
Posted By Pioneer
The terms are a bit ambiguous. Is short term 5...

The terms are a bit ambiguous. Is short term 5 years? 10 years? 20 years?

My ZI is passed the 5 year window.

My Leica III, which has been getting a little more use recently, is well past 80 years....
Forum: Zeiss Contax 05-25-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 1,216
Posted By Pioneer
The problem with the Favorit is that the shutter...

The problem with the Favorit is that the shutter remains cocked when you finish a roll of film. The only way to release the shutter is to load another roll, fire the shutter, and do not advance the...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 05-23-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 1,216
Posted By Pioneer
I own two or three Ikoflex TLRs (the number...

I own two or three Ikoflex TLRs (the number varies based on which ones my grandson has borrowed). With the exception of the Favorit they are all pretty nice and supposedly are relatively easy to work...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 05-19-2018
Replies: 30
Views: 1,330
Posted By Pioneer
Load it and shoot it. Don't be too picky at...

Load it and shoot it. Don't be too picky at first. Plain old consumer color film is a great way to start because those films are usually pretty forgiving if the exposures are not exactly dead on...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-14-2018
Replies: 391
Views: 84,440
Posted By Pioneer
There have been a number of posts about people...

There have been a number of posts about people who didn't like the ZI because it felt fragile. People do respond to cameras differently. I will agree that it does feel lighter than any of my Leica Ms...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-06-2018
Replies: 32
Views: 1,803
Posted By Pioneer
I am not disputing that Nazi Germany was a horror...

I am not disputing that Nazi Germany was a horror Ko Fe. What I am disputing is this continual trend to try and revise what happened in the past by making Nazis seem wonderful.

I may like Ernst...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-06-2018
Replies: 32
Views: 1,803
Posted By Pioneer
Revisionist history is truly a wonderful thing....

Revisionist history is truly a wonderful thing. We can use it to turn Nazis into good guys.

This is a bunch of BS in my opinion.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-06-2018
Replies: 55
Views: 3,122
Posted By Pioneer
Good luck Huss. The digitaliza does keep things...

Good luck Huss.

The digitaliza does keep things flat for the flatbed but my V500 doesn't give as good a 35mm scan as the little Plustek 7600i.

The Better Scanning holder works quite well for 120 so...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-04-2018
Replies: 55
Views: 3,122
Posted By Pioneer
Photograph, scan, manipulate, print. All at home....

Photograph, scan, manipulate, print. All at home. 35mm, medium format and 4x5. Anything larger is contact printed and then scanned. All done with a little Plustek and an Epson V500.

Most of this is...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 05-03-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 1,842
Posted By Pioneer
Ohhh. That Goat is so beautiful. That takes me...

Ohhh. That Goat is so beautiful. That takes me back a few years.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-26-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 2,315
Posted By Pioneer
Thanks Colton. As usual, you have done a great...

Thanks Colton. As usual, you have done a great job.

And I love your photos. I am always amazed at how simple and yet beautiful they are. Thank you.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-26-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 1,888
Posted By Pioneer
Great lens. Long minimal focus. Buy some Proxars...

Great lens. Long minimal focus. Buy some Proxars for portraits.

If you like mild telephoto this is a terrific camera and a worthy match for your other Rollei.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-26-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 1,434
Posted By Pioneer
Reasonably sharp across the field without...

Reasonably sharp across the field without stopping down too much.

Decent contrast.

Accurate color rendition, prefer a bit warmer then cooler.

Low distortion.

Low vignetting.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-26-2018
Replies: 83
Views: 2,225
Posted By Pioneer
High end glass is always worth it, no matter what...

High end glass is always worth it, no matter what film you use. Buying really good lenses is a far better investment for you than either the film or the camera.

That and a good tripod. :)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-26-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 815
Posted By Pioneer
Interesting. I have never experienced a problem...

Interesting. I have never experienced a problem with my Leica front or back focusing. :D
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 04-24-2018
Replies: 35
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Views: 1,628
Posted By Pioneer
This is where I come to revive my rangefinder...

This is where I come to revive my rangefinder batteries so to speak. So, for me it is still a rangefinder forum.

I am aware that a lot of the people here use other types of cameras, and discussions...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-23-2018
Replies: 33
Views: 1,143
Posted By Pioneer
My Nikon F. I bought it because it is a piece...

My Nikon F.

I bought it because it is a piece of history.

It takes decent pictures but they are really no better then the pictures that my other cameras provide. I hate to break it to the Nikon...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 04-21-2018
Replies: 37
Views: 1,711
Posted By Pioneer
I think I'm with Ko Fe on this one. All my...

I think I'm with Ko Fe on this one. All my digital cameras have a Program Mode and I use them that way a lot.

If I don't get what I want I change it to Manual Mode, usually pretty easy as well....
Forum: RFF News 04-20-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 1,494
Posted By Pioneer
I agree. FB was never my cup of tea, much rather...

I agree. FB was never my cup of tea, much rather visit with family and friends over a cup of coffee. And I do mean real friends, not "FB friends."
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-12-2018
Replies: 42
Views: 1,640
Posted By Pioneer
I have a lot of cameras I really enjoy, and there...

I have a lot of cameras I really enjoy, and there are a couple of rangefinders in that group, but my hands down favorite is still my old Pentax K1000.

It really is the only camera I own that I can...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-08-2018
Replies: 207
Views: 9,501
Posted By Pioneer
Thanks Helen. Image theft is a very serious issue...

Thanks Helen. Image theft is a very serious issue and I am glad to see that Adorama is taking it seriously.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 04-04-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 1,350
Posted By Pioneer
The Contaflex also came with some amazingly good...

The Contaflex also came with some amazingly good lenses. I'm not sure that Zeiss knew how to make a bad lens.

Even more important, it could synch electronic and bulb flash at all shutter speeds,...
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