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Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 09-26-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 1,439
Posted By loquax ludens
I'm interested in the 8x10 Titan also. I have...

I'm interested in the 8x10 Titan also. I have plenty of 8x10 holders, so that's not an issue for me. It shouldn't be an issue for anyone, actually, as you don't need to buy a new holder. Used ones...
Forum: RFF Polls 09-24-2012
Replies: 145
Views: 20,922
Posted By loquax ludens
That makes sense, but it seems of late that most...

That makes sense, but it seems of late that most discussion on the forum is predominantly digital oriented. That's my impression, anyway.
Forum: RFF Polls 09-24-2012
Replies: 145
Views: 20,922
Posted By loquax ludens
So far, "predominantly film" is ahead of digital...

So far, "predominantly film" is ahead of digital in every age bracket. It's early yet, but still that surprises me.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-22-2012
Replies: 9,209
Views: 914,805
Posted By loquax ludens
Leica MP a la carte. It just arrived today.

Leica MP a la carte. It just arrived today.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-22-2012
Replies: 45
Views: 9,904
Posted By loquax ludens
My go-everywhere pocket camera is a Minox IIIs,...

My go-everywhere pocket camera is a Minox IIIs, usually loaded with Tri-X. If I have room for it, I'll sometimes carry my IIIc with collapsible Elmar. Everything else I have is too big for an...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-22-2012
Replies: 52
Views: 8,083
Posted By loquax ludens
You don't need an excuse to go digital. Just do...

You don't need an excuse to go digital. Just do it if you want to.

Digital has made great strides of late, and is worthy of pursuing as a capture medium without having to compare it to film or...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-21-2012
Replies: 86
Views: 11,766
Posted By loquax ludens
It is good to credit the author. That excerpt is...

It is good to credit the author. That excerpt is from "The Western Lands" by William S. Burroughs, 1988, the final book of his Cities of the Red Night trilogy.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-20-2012
Replies: 42
Views: 4,320
Posted By loquax ludens
Jobo was supposed to have the CPP-3 processor on...

Jobo was supposed to have the CPP-3 processor on display. Did anyone see it?
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-19-2012
Replies: 86
Views: 11,766
Posted By loquax ludens
It's more like a bowl of spaghetti. There are...

It's more like a bowl of spaghetti. There are numerous ways to acquire and process and display images. The paths cross and intermingle. Hybrid approaches abound. You can capture on wet plate and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-19-2012
Replies: 86
Views: 11,766
Posted By loquax ludens
I think you are right, Akiva, or at least it...

I think you are right, Akiva, or at least it resonates with me. I do not know what focus peaking or live view is. I'm kind of curious, but I haven't gotten curious enough yet to google it.

My...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-19-2012
Replies: 36
Views: 6,848
Posted By loquax ludens
Thanks swoop, I can understand that. So how will...

Thanks swoop, I can understand that. So how will they differentiate between the M and its successor, or the M-E and its successor, without triggering that "new camera is better" thinking?
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-19-2012
Replies: 36
Views: 6,848
Posted By loquax ludens
Is M-E the same as M10? I didn't think so, but I...

Is M-E the same as M10? I didn't think so, but I haven't been following. The reason I ask is that the article linked in the op says "Schopf's comments come as Leica reveals that the M-E will...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-18-2012
Replies: 30
Views: 7,984
Posted By loquax ludens
I'm surprised that this has not been mentioned...

I'm surprised that this has not been mentioned yet, but another good option for storing developer is a 2 gallon (7.5 liter) tank with spigot and floating lid. I just bought one of these for RA4 dev....
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 09-18-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 2,905
Posted By loquax ludens
Seems like nearly all camera bags are designed...

Seems like nearly all camera bags are designed for a DSLR plus attached zoom lens and an iPad. Doubtless that is the biggest market right now, but with the growing trend toward compact mirrorless...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-17-2012
Replies: 77
Views: 8,170
Posted By loquax ludens
There's a Nikon camera that picks the shot of a...

There's a Nikon camera that picks the shot of a series it thinks is best and presents it to you? How positively droll.

I was going to suggest that tne next big thing in digital would be for the...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-16-2012
Replies: 77
Views: 8,170
Posted By loquax ludens
I'll keep shooting film as long as I can buy it. ...

I'll keep shooting film as long as I can buy it. It's not gone. Adox just released a new B&W film and a new oddball color film. Ilford is chugging along. I just bought an MP.

People worry too...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-15-2012
Replies: 30
Views: 7,984
Posted By loquax ludens
You can buy brand new Mylar bags made for liquid...

You can buy brand new Mylar bags made for liquid dispensing in various sizes.

Here is a 2 gallon size on ebay: ...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 09-14-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 2,272
Posted By loquax ludens
Have you considered Gordy's? It may be thicker...

Have you considered Gordy's? It may be thicker than you'd like.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-13-2012
Replies: 42
Views: 11,732
Posted By loquax ludens
There is a dedicated Silvermax developer for...

There is a dedicated Silvermax developer for souping this film. I'm not a fan of dedicated developers, myself, so I plan to test it in Rodinal and HC-110 for starters, then Pyrocat HD, as these are...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-11-2012
Replies: 65
Views: 10,703
Posted By loquax ludens
Adox Fotoimpex is releasing a new B&W film and a...

Adox Fotoimpex is releasing a new B&W film and a new color film. The color film is called Color Implosion, and it should appeal to the hipster / lomographer. The other is Silvermax, a B&W 100 ASA...
Forum: Film vs Digital 09-11-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1,176
Posted By loquax ludens
Some might choose to do that, yes. Probably few...

Some might choose to do that, yes. Probably few people will dispense entirely with food, clothing, and shelter, since doing so is not conducive to continued existence. :)

But this is nothing...
Forum: Film vs Digital 09-11-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1,176
Posted By loquax ludens
The more expensive it gets, the fewer people will...

The more expensive it gets, the fewer people will be able to afford to use it, and the less of it will be available. But those who want to use it enough will find a way to do so, even if their...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-10-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 2,439
Posted By loquax ludens
The distribution of different chemicals in a...

The distribution of different chemicals in a powdered mix is not uniform, so you cannot be assured of getting the proper ratio of each if you mix a partial batch.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-10-2012
Replies: 54
Views: 5,605
Posted By loquax ludens
There will be processing available for a long...

There will be processing available for a long time, provided you are willing to do it yourself.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-10-2012
Replies: 204
Views: 21,769
Posted By loquax ludens
In a thread that asks "Why do all we film guys...

In a thread that asks "Why do all we film guys keep holding on?", you focus on one person's response and say "That basically says it all. You are 69 years old." You discounted the reasons he offered...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-10-2012
Replies: 42
Views: 11,732
Posted By loquax ludens
The Jobo CPP-3 is also of interest.

The Jobo CPP-3 is also of interest.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-10-2012
Replies: 204
Views: 21,769
Posted By loquax ludens
I guess you didn't notice that there are some 25...

I guess you didn't notice that there are some 25 year olds who already posted in this thread who use and prefer film too.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-10-2012
Replies: 42
Views: 11,732
Posted By loquax ludens
Maybe it's a gimmick, but if so, it's no big...

Maybe it's a gimmick, but if so, it's no big deal. Many films can handle 14 zones of exposure. That just puts this film on par with those others. Should film be limited in capability because...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 09-09-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 3,495
Posted By loquax ludens
MIchael, are you trying to see if anything has...

MIchael, are you trying to see if anything has changed since the last time you asked?

Follow up on IXMOO in MP (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=64006)

It would be great if...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-09-2012
Replies: 204
Views: 21,769
Posted By loquax ludens
Let's see, this is pretty simple... I like the...

Let's see, this is pretty simple...

I like the look of images captured on film, especially when the image is optically enlarged and printed or contact printed on light sensitive paper that is...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 09-09-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 1,172
Posted By loquax ludens
I don't use one, but I haven't heard anything...

I don't use one, but I haven't heard anything negative about them. I assume you've read the specs on the Versalab web site.

I have a Red Village 16x20 print washer. I like it a lot, but I...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-08-2012
Replies: 30
Views: 7,984
Posted By loquax ludens
Someone on another forum said he contacted B&H...

Someone on another forum said he contacted B&H about a different product that was listed there as "discontinued", and was told that "discontinued" means that B&H feels they can no longer obtain the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-06-2012
Replies: 26
Views: 3,576
Posted By loquax ludens
I think Kodak would have discontinued those films...

I think Kodak would have discontinued those films anyway, regardless of their potential to sell at smaller scales. One problem is that Kodak doesn't have a way to produce small lots of any of its...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-06-2012
Replies: 26
Views: 3,576
Posted By loquax ludens
On the contrary, they can. Kodak currently...

On the contrary, they can. Kodak currently leases its former Colorado 72" coating facility that it sold to Carestream (Onex) whenever they want to produce wide rolls of color RA4 paper. The same...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-06-2012
Replies: 26
Views: 3,576
Posted By loquax ludens
I'm not so sure this is good news. Kodak has...

I'm not so sure this is good news. Kodak has spun off other businesses that are very profitable today, including the Eastman Chemicals business and their health care business (Carestream, Onex...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-05-2012
Replies: 36
Views: 4,032
Posted By loquax ludens
Well, clearly it's not "Mint". At best, it is...

Well, clearly it's not "Mint". At best, it is "Minty".
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 09-05-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 4,063
Posted By loquax ludens
Thanks for the explanation of your process,...

Thanks for the explanation of your process, Godfrey. I might give that sort of process a try then. I was really hoping for good prints directly from the camera, though.



I agree, and I'm glad...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 09-05-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 4,063
Posted By loquax ludens
I like it. It has a fascinating character and...

I like it. It has a fascinating character and randomness. It's images like this that prompted me to buy an SX-70 and some IP film. However, I'm not getting any images remotely that good in terms...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-03-2012
Replies: 58
Views: 9,064
Posted By loquax ludens
I just went through all the KEH listings for...

I just went through all the KEH listings for Leica gear, and I think their prices with the discount are still higher than the ebay average for similar gear in similar condition. If KEH really wants...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-02-2012
Replies: 467
Views: 61,649
Posted By loquax ludens
Development will continue in other areas. Are...

Development will continue in other areas. Are you familiar with the Lytro? You can't mimic that on film (not with a single still image, anyway).
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 09-02-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 4,869
Posted By loquax ludens
The Kodak Guide to 35mm Photography was my...

The Kodak Guide to 35mm Photography was my constant companion back in the '80s.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 09-01-2012
Replies: 37
Views: 1,066,804
Posted By loquax ludens
I photograph for my own pleasure, and I buy...

I photograph for my own pleasure, and I buy equipment with that in mind. I'm not a pro nor a collector. I never ever buy anything related to my photographic interests with any regard for what it...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-01-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 1,100
Posted By loquax ludens
I regularly buy books from 3rd party sellers on...

I regularly buy books from 3rd party sellers on Amazon. The prices are low enough to make the risk acceptable. I've had mostly good luck, although in a couple of cases, the book condition did match...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-01-2012
Replies: 114
Views: 22,399
Posted By loquax ludens
Nitrogen works too. Butane works too. I've been...

Nitrogen works too. Butane works too. I've been told that plain old "canned air", which is either difluoroethane, trifluoroethane, or tetrafluoroethane, works fine too. I've still got some canned...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-29-2012
Replies: 118
Views: 26,884
Posted By loquax ludens
The 100 foot bulk rolls of KB25 were sold out...

The 100 foot bulk rolls of KB25 were sold out several days ago. The 50 and 100 ASA bulk rolls are gone now too.

You'll need to watch for the last shipment, if/when it arrives, and buy fast and...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-26-2012
Replies: 60
Views: 6,511
Posted By loquax ludens
Just a hobby for me. I enjoy the process, the...

Just a hobby for me. I enjoy the process, the ride, as much or more than the end resullt. My goal is to understand and master whatever process I set my mind to. Like becoming a master printer,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-26-2012
Replies: 37
Views: 9,084
Posted By loquax ludens
No, not a 1%er by any means. Just suggesting a...

No, not a 1%er by any means. Just suggesting a practical approach. I've suffered substantial loss before too. I've come to understand that life is very short. None of us know how long we have. ...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-26-2012
Replies: 37
Views: 9,084
Posted By loquax ludens
Do you really think it's going to show up at this...

Do you really think it's going to show up at this late date? It's probably found its way to someone who just wants to use it.

The world does not stand still. Move on with it.
Forum: Optics Theory - 08-26-2012
Replies: 27
Views: 4,896
Posted By loquax ludens
I just bought a 150mm EL-Nikkor. I have three...

I just bought a 150mm EL-Nikkor. I have three other EL-Nikkors, a Schneider Componon-S, and a Kodak Projection Ektar, all regularly used. Plus a Beseler 25mm. The 63mm f/2.8 EL-Nikkor is what I was...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 08-25-2012
Replies: 25
Views: 6,457
Posted By loquax ludens
That is lovely. I'm not really seeing the...

That is lovely.

I'm not really seeing the similarity to the X-Pro 1 though.

I found your site about the Fuji 6x9 cameras very helpful when I bought mine.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-25-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 5,047
Posted By loquax ludens
I doubt the irony is lost on anyone, including...

I doubt the irony is lost on anyone, including Kodak people. I'm sure the product was months in the making. It's just the timing that is ironic. Kodak has made commitments to the movie industry...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-23-2012
Replies: 86
Views: 11,449
Posted By loquax ludens
I don't believe so. Movie films and still films...

I don't believe so. Movie films and still films have different emulsions and sometimes backings. Processing is different too.



I don't know what they plan, but one possible solution would be for...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-23-2012
Replies: 26
Views: 4,599
Posted By loquax ludens
I try to fit the amount of film I have to the...

I try to fit the amount of film I have to the tank. A single roll tank for one roll, a two roll tank for two rolls. A four roll tank for 4 rolls of film. If I have 3 rolls, I usually put them in...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-23-2012
Replies: 25
Views: 3,217
Posted By loquax ludens
FrankS, I think he meant pull out maybe 6 inches...

FrankS, I think he meant pull out maybe 6 inches of leader, start it into the reel, then put it in the dark bag and pop off the end caps, extract the film, and continue loading it. So there would be...
Forum: RFF News 08-23-2012
Replies: 87
Views: 23,074
Posted By loquax ludens
Thanks for the update Colleen. It's good to know...

Thanks for the update Colleen. It's good to know that we can count on paper and film production continuing during the sale and transition period. Let's hope it continues afterwards too.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 08-22-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 2,474
Posted By loquax ludens
Are there any numbers on it anywhere? Tech Pan...

Are there any numbers on it anywhere? Tech Pan in 120 is film code 6415, CAT 151 1054. The outer cardboard box of my few remaining 120 Tech Pan rolls in my freezer say TP 120 on them, and CAT 151...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 08-22-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 2,052
Posted By loquax ludens
Cool. Thanks for posting that. But I really...

Cool. Thanks for posting that.

But I really wish Impossible would work on improving their instant film emulsions before embarking on major new product lines like this. The contrast and...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-22-2012
Replies: 199
Views: 39,821
Posted By loquax ludens
My IIIc, M3, and M6 are all chrome. Chrome...

My IIIc, M3, and M6 are all chrome. Chrome cameras have a clean and classic look that I really like. No brassing, even with heavy use. My MP will be chrome too.
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 08-20-2012
Replies: 40
Views: 3,458
Posted By loquax ludens
I see slow response and connection problems most...

I see slow response and connection problems most every Sunday, usually late evening.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-19-2012
Replies: 127
Views: 71,684
Posted By loquax ludens
I honestly don't know, but my understanding is...

I honestly don't know, but my understanding is that, due to NAFTA, people in the US, Canada, and Mexico do not pay import duties on items manufactured in those countries when shipped across the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-19-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 1,922
Posted By loquax ludens
If you want to see good closeup pictures of the...

If you want to see good closeup pictures of the item you are buying, from all angles, with serial numbers, then buy from the KEH ebay sales listings. The same guarantees apply on most items.

If...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-18-2012
Replies: 127
Views: 71,684
Posted By loquax ludens
Freestyle didn't screw you. They are not...

Freestyle didn't screw you. They are not responsible for the customs, duty, or tax on film shipped to Canada.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-16-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 1,288
Posted By loquax ludens
I have a lot of FD glass, I just use it on my FD...

I have a lot of FD glass, I just use it on my FD mount cameras. I was a big fan of Canon until the introduction of the EF mount. Had I known back in 1980 that Canon was going to abandon its loyal...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-15-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 1,163
Posted By loquax ludens
How many is a lot? Any idea of the plate size,...

How many is a lot? Any idea of the plate size, subject matter, condition of the emulsion, whether they were dry plate, collodion wet plate, negative, positive (e.g. ambrotype)? Anything of...
Forum: RFF Polls 08-14-2012
Replies: 70
Views: 7,167
Posted By loquax ludens
What is your interest, back alley? What's the...

What is your interest, back alley? What's the reason for the question?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-14-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 8,747
Posted By loquax ludens
boomguy, you are replying to a post that is more...

boomguy, you are replying to a post that is more than 2.5 years old. I noticed you revived another old thread recently, the one about the MP that the owner removed the electronics, battery...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-14-2012
Replies: 96
Views: 12,806
Posted By loquax ludens
Well, since this two year old thread got revived,...

Well, since this two year old thread got revived, I'll add my appreciation. I think it's a beautiful and unique camera. Congratulations.

And now, after two years, have you made any further mods? ...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 08-12-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 2,678
Posted By loquax ludens
I have the 60mm and the 35mm. I use the 60mm 90%...

I have the 60mm and the 35mm. I use the 60mm 90% of the time. It's a good general purpose lens to get in tight with, and an excellent macro lens. As Gary said, it's down side is slow focusing. ...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-10-2012
Replies: 26
Views: 5,249
Posted By loquax ludens
I don't think you can precisely date the MP by...

I don't think you can precisely date the MP by serial number. At least, that's what I've read. There were some minor changes that might help you determine if it's a newer or earlier model. But...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-09-2012
Replies: 1
Views: 676
Posted By loquax ludens
Welcome to the Forum. Precision Camera...

Welcome to the Forum.

Precision Camera (http://www.precision-camera.com/) in Austin is a site sponsor that offers discounts to members. I have not used them because I am one of those with a...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-08-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 3,677
Posted By loquax ludens
I've still got around 50 sheets of 8x10 Kodalith...

I've still got around 50 sheets of 8x10 Kodalith type 2556 somewhere. I should try it in camera. I bet it would make great high-contrast silhouettes if processed in a lith developer.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-08-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 3,677
Posted By loquax ludens
Are you talking about the Arista ortho-litho film...

Are you talking about the Arista ortho-litho film from Freestyle? It looks like it is only available in sheets.

I suspect it's a fine-grained high contrast document or technical film. The "ortho"...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-07-2012
Replies: 48
Views: 6,414
Posted By loquax ludens
You don't support your point by presuming that...

You don't support your point by presuming that the cop's position is true, which was the basis of your comment.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-07-2012
Replies: 48
Views: 6,414
Posted By loquax ludens
Perfectly right.

Perfectly right.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-07-2012
Replies: 48
Views: 6,414
Posted By loquax ludens
Has video evidence turned up, or have...

Has video evidence turned up, or have eyewitnesses given reports? Until then, it is only the cops word that he was struck in the face with the camera. It might have been accidental, or the result...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 08-06-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 3,071
Posted By loquax ludens
Hard to tell. You didn't say anything about the...

Hard to tell. You didn't say anything about the film size. You attributed the real estate to the 2:3 ratio rather than to the film size.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 08-06-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 3,071
Posted By loquax ludens
35mm and 6x9 both utilize a 2:3 ratio of height...

35mm and 6x9 both utilize a 2:3 ratio of height to width. It is the area of the film for 6x9, not the ratio, that offers the advantage over 35mm.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-06-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 3,826
Posted By loquax ludens
You do have a sick sense of humor, George. But I...

You do have a sick sense of humor, George. But I thank you for your feedback on the strap and for the skinny on the tripod socket.

Perhaps you'll be happy to know that you've inspired me. I...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-04-2012
Replies: 35
Views: 4,845
Posted By loquax ludens
I also believe the New F-1 with AE Finder fits...

I also believe the New F-1 with AE Finder fits the bill. There are a couple of things worth noting.

- There is no mirror lockup.
- To shoot in shutter priority mode, you must have the AE Power...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-04-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 3,826
Posted By loquax ludens
Thanks for your helpful suggestions, George. I...

Thanks for your helpful suggestions, George. I will consider the lapel flower. It will go along with my clown suit.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 08-04-2012
Replies: 25
Views: 8,178
Posted By loquax ludens
The Jobo processors are indeed wonderful tools...

The Jobo processors are indeed wonderful tools for C-41 and E-6 processing. I have two CPP-2 processors. I bought the second one after I wore out the first.

It does appear that there is a bluish...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-03-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 3,826
Posted By loquax ludens
The Black Rapid strap is interesting. Looks like...

The Black Rapid strap is interesting. Looks like a heavy, tactical strap, perfect for a handheld SLR and a photographer on the go. I'd really be afraid of using the tripod socket like that though. ...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-03-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 3,826
Posted By loquax ludens
Neck carry or bandolier style is how I normally...

Neck carry or bandolier style is how I normally carrry my cameras. I don't feel that the camera is sufficiently secure with shoulder carry, particularly when the camera weighs 3 pounds.

I think...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-03-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 3,826
Posted By loquax ludens
True, this camera will see a lot of tripod duty,...

True, this camera will see a lot of tripod duty, but I do plan to carry it sometimes too. You know, for those times when I want to do some stealthy ninja street photography while dressed up in my...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-03-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 2,189
Posted By loquax ludens
The steel inserts on the black (more or less) M2...

The steel inserts on the black (more or less) M2 up above look like a good idea. Was that original from Leica, or perhaps a common service procedure?
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-03-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 3,826
Posted By loquax ludens
Your favorite strap for Fuji GW690?

I just got a Fuji GW690 II. The camera weighs 3 pounds, so it needs a pretty solid strap. That's really too heavy to carry in your hand with just a wrist strap. :)

I have a Tamrac strap that...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 08-03-2012
Replies: 725
Sticky: 6x9 photos Only
Views: 252,615
Posted By loquax ludens
This is a great thread with lots of excellent...

This is a great thread with lots of excellent images. I just bought a Fuji GW690 II. I hope to have something worthy of adding to this thread soon.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-03-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 2,504
Posted By loquax ludens
Ah yes. I would love to visit them some day.

Ah yes. I would love to visit them some day.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-03-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 2,504
Posted By loquax ludens
If they are all b&w, then D76 will work for all...

If they are all b&w, then D76 will work for all of them. But it might not be the best choice for each, depending on the film, lighting, exposure, and contrast conditions. If you took good notes,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-02-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 2,504
Posted By loquax ludens
So did they offer the guy a discount? BTW, I'm...

So did they offer the guy a discount?

BTW, I'm surprised you have local camera stores that do film processing. There are a couple of labs around here, not great by the way, and lots of places to...
Forum: Travel 08-02-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,120
Posted By loquax ludens
This is good advice. I did something of that...

This is good advice. I did something of that sort when I had to make a quick trip down to New Orleans, and I wanted some T-Max 3200. I called the camera stores within 10 miles of my downtown hotel,...
Forum: Travel 08-02-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,120
Posted By loquax ludens
I used to have that problem all the time. I...

I used to have that problem all the time. I would say "LA", and people thought I was talking about some town in California, when what I was actually referring to was Louisiana.
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 08-02-2012
Replies: 37
Views: 10,819
Posted By loquax ludens
I only managed to shoot one day. After that, my...

I only managed to shoot one day. After that, my resolve faltered. I failed.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-02-2012
Replies: 45
Views: 5,154
Posted By loquax ludens
Many people experienced bad flare problems with...

Many people experienced bad flare problems with the original M6 viewfinder. I believe it is actually a problem in every M since the M3. Leica improved the finder for the M7 and MP to reduce or...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-02-2012
Replies: 45
Views: 5,154
Posted By loquax ludens
But the M6 wasn't the last film camera that Leica...

But the M6 wasn't the last film camera that Leica produced, and it's not in current production. Both the M7 and the MP were produced after the M6, and are in current production.

M6 production...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-01-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 849
Posted By loquax ludens
You're right, it chooses the shutter speed for...

You're right, it chooses the shutter speed for you. You can only set the aperture. For many types of photography, that's a great thing.

It's that leaf shutter that makes it so quiet. You'll get...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-01-2012
Replies: 34
Views: 2,936
Posted By loquax ludens
I buy from them frequently. They are quick and...

I buy from them frequently. They are quick and reliable and they have excellent customer service by phone. They are super nice folks to deal with. Freestyle is by far and away my favorite dealer...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-01-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,419
Posted By loquax ludens
The Tetenal C41 Press KIt dry powders have a long...

The Tetenal C41 Press KIt dry powders have a long shelf life, if the packages remain sealed. It's on the order of years. I recently used a press kit that I bought in 2004, and it worked perfectly...
Forum: Film vs Digital 08-01-2012
Replies: 79
Views: 11,977
Posted By loquax ludens
I like to shoot slides and project them. The...

I like to shoot slides and project them. The only thing that really comes close is looking at a transparency on the light box. Then if you want a digital image of it, you need to scan.

If you...
Forum: Film vs Digital 07-31-2012
Replies: 79
Views: 11,977
Posted By loquax ludens
To the OP - Some people shoot only film, many...

To the OP - Some people shoot only film, many shoot only digital, and a bunch of people shoot both. I have no idea of the distribution, but I'm sure the digital only folks way outnumber any other...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-31-2012
Replies: 45
Views: 5,154
Posted By loquax ludens
I bought one recently, just a few weeks ago, but...

I bought one recently, just a few weeks ago, but it wasn't from the classifieds here. I would have liked that. I posted a WTB, but at the time there was nothing but black M6 and M6 TTL bodies...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-29-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 757
Posted By loquax ludens
That's true. It slipped my mind. Precision...

That's true. It slipped my mind. Precision Camera is a good option too.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-29-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 4,840
Posted By loquax ludens
V-12, I'm six feet also, and I like where the...

V-12, I'm six feet also, and I like where the short straps position the TLR on my chest. The camera seems more secure there. If I let it rest down lower on the roof of my tool shed, it tends to...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-29-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 757
Posted By loquax ludens
You can mail the film to Dwayne's in Kansas. ...

You can mail the film to Dwayne's in Kansas. Their rates are reasonable.

Do not take your film to Walmart. Their send-out service may still go to Fuji, and if so, the results will be good, but...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-29-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 3,099
Posted By loquax ludens
Clipping the corners helps for loading plastic...

Clipping the corners helps for loading plastic reels. I normally use Hewes reels, so clipping the corners is not necessary, but having the end square certainly helps. If you don't hook both sides...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-29-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 3,099
Posted By loquax ludens
Broken shards of film can definitely be sharp. ...

Broken shards of film can definitely be sharp. It does seem like folding the film is taking a totally unnecessary risk.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-29-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 4,840
Posted By loquax ludens
I haven't gotten one yet, Green Blue. I was a...

I haven't gotten one yet, Green Blue. I was a bit surprised that no one on the forum had first-hand experience with the Barton 1972. It's quite lovely, and I like the appearance of the strap a lot....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-29-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 3,099
Posted By loquax ludens
I haven't had my M6 for long and I don't have a...

I haven't had my M6 for long and I don't have a lot of experience loading it yet, but the way I've seen the film leader folding technique described and demonstrated in youtube videos, you just put a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-28-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 3,537
Posted By loquax ludens
That's good news. The F1 is a great camera, and...

That's good news. The F1 is a great camera, and Ken always does a super job keeping them running for us.
Forum: RFF Polls 07-27-2012
Replies: 2,992
Views: 1,791,281
Posted By loquax ludens
I'll be trying some RA-4 printing this weekend. ...

I'll be trying some RA-4 printing this weekend. It's been years since I've done this, so it may be quite an adventure ... or disaster ... but anyway I plan to have fun.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-27-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 1,677
Posted By loquax ludens
I'm sure that $10k would be for the body only,...

I'm sure that $10k would be for the body only, provided it had interchangeable lenses. More likely $15k to $20k with a non-changeable lens, else Leica would have to design and manufacture multiple...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-27-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 1,677
Posted By loquax ludens
If Leica built a medium format camera with the...

If Leica built a medium format camera with the quality of the M film cameras, it would probably cost so much that few people could buy it. And that is few out of the few who even want a new film...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-26-2012
Replies: 9,209
Views: 914,805
Posted By loquax ludens
Fuji GW690 II

Fuji GW690 II
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-25-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 2,132
Posted By loquax ludens
I wish I could get a second body. The one I've...

I wish I could get a second body. The one I've got now is old, fat, and wobbly.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-25-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 3,893
Posted By loquax ludens
Seems like Nippon and Essex were recommended in a...

Seems like Nippon and Essex were recommended in a similar recent thread. The question was regarding lens cleaning, but the responses in the thread suggest that full CLA service on the cameras is...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-25-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 2,298
Posted By loquax ludens
That does seem unlikely. Can you reference the...

That does seem unlikely. Can you reference the source (i.e., provide a link)?



Not so clear. B&W images have been printed the size of jet hangars. That was a pinhole image, but the point is that...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-25-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 827
Posted By loquax ludens
If I ever find a good LTM collapsible Summicron...

If I ever find a good LTM collapsible Summicron for a reasonable price, I'll snap it up. The problem is that even marginal ones generally command a higher price than I'm willing to pay. I might be...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-25-2012
Replies: 90
Views: 8,471
Posted By loquax ludens
If that's your reason for shooting film, then it...

If that's your reason for shooting film, then it may not be just you, but I bet you'd be part of a pretty small group relative to all the film shooters out there. It is definitely not my reason for...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-24-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 4,689
Posted By loquax ludens
Congrats on the C-Sonnar 50/1.5. I want one. I...

Congrats on the C-Sonnar 50/1.5. I want one. I imagine I'll buy one soon.
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 07-24-2012
Replies: 93
Views: 15,880
Posted By loquax ludens
How did HCB rig that string on the lens cap? ...

How did HCB rig that string on the lens cap? Drill a hole through it?
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-24-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 1,043
Posted By loquax ludens
I would have thought that DAG, Sherry, or Youxin...

I would have thought that DAG, Sherry, or Youxin would. But I don't have an M7, so never had to ask.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 07-23-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 2,947
Posted By loquax ludens
I've bought several items of darkroom equipment...

I've bought several items of darkroom equipment and a number of cameras from Ukraine dealers over the past 10 years. Shipping time has been 10 to 14 days on all shipments. That's from Ukraine to...
Forum: Film vs Digital 07-23-2012
Replies: 47
Views: 10,279
Posted By loquax ludens
You make it sound like it has always been this...

You make it sound like it has always been this way. I would suggest instead that there is really nothing to overcome, depending on your choice of film.

The problem you say that (transparency) film...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-22-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,661
Posted By loquax ludens
If you are talking about a grid that is inscribed...

If you are talking about a grid that is inscribed on the ground glass, I mostly don't see them. I suppose I just filter them out. The exception is a TLR, where I really do need them.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 07-20-2012
Replies: 38
Views: 5,474
Posted By loquax ludens
I have only gotten reticulated film once, and it...

I have only gotten reticulated film once, and it was with Efke KB100 8x10 sheet film. I had my mixing valve set incorrectly and didnt' notice it. I washed the film in water over 115F degrees! ...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 07-20-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 1,192
Posted By loquax ludens
Oh yes, I've seen it. I have one. It's a very...

Oh yes, I've seen it. I have one. It's a very effective shade. Big. But effective.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-20-2012
Replies: 30
Views: 4,274
Posted By loquax ludens
Whoa, look at that Rolleiflex! Puts 'em ALL to...

Whoa, look at that Rolleiflex! Puts 'em ALL to shame.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 07-20-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 1,192
Posted By loquax ludens
That is weird. But the 60mm lens comes with a...

That is weird. But the 60mm lens comes with a bayonet lens shade (a BIG one) already, so why do you want to use a screw in?
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 07-20-2012
Replies: 38
Views: 5,474
Posted By loquax ludens
After fixing (I use Kodak F-24, non-hardening) I...

After fixing (I use Kodak F-24, non-hardening) I rinse in filtered tap water for a minute, then soak in hypo clear or Permawash (or I just make my own) for 2 minutes with continuous agitation for the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-20-2012
Replies: 3,801
Views: 319,093
Posted By loquax ludens
Polaroid SX-70. Just took a picture of my dog.

Polaroid SX-70. Just took a picture of my dog.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 07-20-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 6,802
Posted By loquax ludens
I'm going to test my APH 09 tonight and see if it...

I'm going to test my APH 09 tonight and see if it is still active.

If anyone does ever write a book or research paper that straightens out all the confusion over the history, names, and formula...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-19-2012
Replies: 27
Views: 4,718
Posted By loquax ludens
Fortunately, we don't need film manufacturers in...

Fortunately, we don't need film manufacturers in order to be able coat our own glass plates.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-19-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 8,210
Posted By loquax ludens
Many years ago, there was a KEH retail store in...

Many years ago, there was a KEH retail store in Dallas. I used to shop there and occasionally pick up a nice piece of gear. I liked it because I could handle the item and test it before deciding...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 07-19-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 6,802
Posted By loquax ludens
The OP is using the terms "Rodinal", "R09", and...

The OP is using the terms "Rodinal", "R09", and "APH 09" as though they were all the same. They aren't, actually. I have read that R09 and APH 09 are the same, made by Calbe and based on the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-19-2012
Replies: 193
Views: 23,167
Posted By loquax ludens
The thing that annoys me is that eBay will...

The thing that annoys me is that eBay will automatically include a stock photo of certain merchandise when you go to sell one of the same. You have to delete it from your pictures to keep it from...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-19-2012
Replies: 9,209
Views: 914,805
Posted By loquax ludens
A sewing machine. Yes, that's right. I would...

A sewing machine. Yes, that's right. I would have preferred to buy the Canon 50mm FD 1.2L I had my eye on, but the sewing machine had priority.

At least it was a well-built older analog model...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-19-2012
Replies: 27
Views: 4,718
Posted By loquax ludens
Not all Velvia. The article says Velvia is being...

Not all Velvia. The article says Velvia is being discontinued in certain flavors and formats. Dropping 100F in 135, 120, and 4x5. Dropping Velvia 50 in 4x5 and 8x10.

Fuji is likely dropping the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-19-2012
Replies: 27
Views: 4,718
Posted By loquax ludens
In the referenced article that I posted a link to...

In the referenced article that I posted a link to above, Fuji did say they would be trimming their product line. It seems they have begun.

Fujifilm discontinues two professional films...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-19-2012
Replies: 323
Views: 34,625
Posted By loquax ludens
I do hate to be the bearer of bad news, but...

I do hate to be the bearer of bad news, but ...

Fujifilm discontinues two professional films
...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 07-19-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 6,802
Posted By loquax ludens
Hmmm. I've got an entire liter of APH 09 that is...

Hmmm. I've got an entire liter of APH 09 that is probably six years old. I haven't used it in at least 4 years. I just got into an HC110 and Pyrocat HD habit and quit using the APH 09. ...
Forum: Other RF 07-19-2012
Replies: 81
Views: 9,736
Posted By loquax ludens
Right (it's a smaller market here) and right...

Right (it's a smaller market here) and right (people want an excellent price before they'll buy). Also, the smaller market here consists of a larger percentage of people who likely already have...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-19-2012
Replies: 27
Views: 4,718
Posted By loquax ludens
Maybe this ......

Maybe this ...
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120720a5.html
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-19-2012
Replies: 35
Views: 4,096
Posted By loquax ludens
I read jarski's comment differently than you...

I read jarski's comment differently than you apparently did, Aristophanes. I believe he was referring to the quality and durability of a manufactured good being a product of cheap and abundant...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-19-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 2,318
Posted By loquax ludens
I second that. Nothing tops this...

I second that. Nothing tops this photographically for me. No matter how many times I see it, it never fails to induce the feeling that I am witnessing magic. The anticipation of waiting for the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-19-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 1,491
Posted By loquax ludens
Slit film and reload your film cassettes. That's...

Slit film and reload your film cassettes. That's what I do. There are a number of people who make slitters. Some sell on eBay, others you can find by googling. Or you can make your own.

You...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-18-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 1,491
Posted By loquax ludens
True, it is small. I have a negative carrier...

True, it is small. I have a negative carrier that is stamped "8N". I don't know if it was made by Beseler, but it fits my 45MXT. It perfectly fits the 8x11 Minox frame size. It appears to be a...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-18-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 2,761
Posted By loquax ludens
I'd be interested in where you got the statistic...

I'd be interested in where you got the statistic on film camera sales rate per hour. That's only 24 cameras per day, you know.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-18-2012
Replies: 42
Views: 3,696
Posted By loquax ludens
Seems like a 36 shot roll would fit perfectly. ...

Seems like a 36 shot roll would fit perfectly. But then you would need to contact proof on 8.5 x 11.5 inch paper.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-18-2012
Replies: 193
Views: 23,167
Posted By loquax ludens
Well, this could easily be an endless list. But...

Well, this could easily be an endless list. But here goes with a few...

There are no light meters that fit my requirements for high sensitivity (wide EV range, especially on the low end), solid,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-18-2012
Replies: 42
Views: 3,696
Posted By loquax ludens
I always buy 36 exposure rolls unless I just...

I always buy 36 exposure rolls unless I just happen to get a good deal on 24 exposure rolls. I bought a 20 pack brick of 24 exposure TXP for cheap a while back because it was slightly out of...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-18-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 1,491
Posted By loquax ludens
If that is for both processing and prints, it is...

If that is for both processing and prints, it is a good price.

I'm assuming the color is scanned and machine printed. Did he say how they process and print the B&W?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-18-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 1,491
Posted By loquax ludens
Ah, but that's why I was going to check Dwayne's...

Ah, but that's why I was going to check Dwayne's website. I wanted to know the cost! Couldn't find it. Care to divulge? (I guess I could go look up Blue Moon's price and divide by 2, eh?)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-18-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 1,491
Posted By loquax ludens
I hope they put it on their website. Else they...

I hope they put it on their website. Else they might not attract much business.

There aren't many Minox film processors. I think Blue Moon also processes Minox.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-18-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 1,491
Posted By loquax ludens
It's good to hear that, but I don't see any...

It's good to hear that, but I don't see any information on their web site about Minox film. Where did you learn of it?

It's great news for anyone who shoots 8x11mm and doesn't do his own processing.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-18-2012
Replies: 89
Views: 11,202
Posted By loquax ludens
I agree, the temperature control is more critical...

I agree, the temperature control is more critical and the process is slightly more involved for E-6 than for C-41. But it can be done well, even in small daylight processing tanks. I have done that...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-18-2012
Replies: 35
Views: 4,096
Posted By loquax ludens
I prefer well-made repairable precision film...

I prefer well-made repairable precision film cameras and simple LF cameras over disposable digital cameras that can't hold their value and cost more to repair than they are worth.

But I did manage...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-18-2012
Replies: 35
Views: 4,096
Posted By loquax ludens
Great little story, D. That made me chuckle.

Great little story, D. That made me chuckle.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-18-2012
Replies: 30
Views: 4,274
Posted By loquax ludens
Interesting. What about the subjective...

Interesting. What about the subjective perception of sound?

To pick a couple of examples, the Nikon 100 has a low average amplitude, but a long duration, relative to the Nikon F2 without motor. ...
Forum: Other RF 07-18-2012
Replies: 81
Views: 9,736
Posted By loquax ludens
Someone mentioned about the sellers with no...

Someone mentioned about the sellers with no posting history. I'm not saying that necessarily means they aren't trustworthy, but I'd rather let others test the waters with them.

Good used lenses...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-18-2012
Replies: 89
Views: 11,202
Posted By loquax ludens
It's a lot more fun if you do your own...

It's a lot more fun if you do your own processing. C-41 and E-6 are not really that hard to do. It does take a bit of planning, but it's not rocket science.
Forum: Other RF 07-17-2012
Replies: 81
Views: 9,736
Posted By loquax ludens
There's always good stuff for sale. Quite a few...

There's always good stuff for sale. Quite a few items were just posted in the past couple of days. There are both digital and film cameras for sale. Prices haven't changed much in the past year. ...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-17-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1,398
Posted By loquax ludens
That's a really nice site with lots of beautiful...

That's a really nice site with lots of beautiful images in your sig, Glen.

Your list of equipment and photochemicals seems pretty complete. I can only think of a few little things that you...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-17-2012
Replies: 30
Views: 4,274
Posted By loquax ludens
Sure! You're the one putting in the effort,...

Sure! You're the one putting in the effort, after all.

But the Olympus XA is nothing like the MInox (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minox) III. That's the 8x11mm very tiny camera that Walter Zapp...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-17-2012
Replies: 30
Views: 4,274
Posted By loquax ludens
Cool. I'd like to see what a Minolta Autocord...

Cool. I'd like to see what a Minolta Autocord sounds like. And a Minox III.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-17-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,730
Posted By loquax ludens
I will post about my results after I try the...

I will post about my results after I try the film. I'll post images if I get any. It'll be a while though. My IIIc has a half a roll of film in it already that is taking me a while to finish. ...
Forum: Fuji X Series 07-17-2012
Replies: 76
Views: 12,716
Posted By loquax ludens
Quite so. I like my still cameras to be still...

Quite so. I like my still cameras to be still cameras too. Hence my consternation and annoyance. Fuji should have left the video off altogether (and saved some costs, passed on to buyers). But...
Forum: Fuji X Series 07-16-2012
Replies: 76
Views: 12,716
Posted By loquax ludens
It depends on how you define quality,...

It depends on how you define quality, perhaps.

I'm not that familiar with digital cameras in general, but I did buy an X-Pro 1, so I'm somewhat familiar with that one. The overall quality of the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-16-2012
Replies: 40
Views: 4,191
Posted By loquax ludens
The films that the digital cameras are simulating...

The films that the digital cameras are simulating in software, at least as far as I've seen, are color slide and print films. The developing processes are E6 and C-41, which are standardized...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-15-2012
Replies: 40
Views: 4,191
Posted By loquax ludens
That link doesn't work, KM-25.

That link doesn't work, KM-25.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-14-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 1,661
Posted By loquax ludens
I hope they do produce the CPP-3. It'll help...

I hope they do produce the CPP-3. It'll help with availability of parts that fit the older processors, of which I have two, one working CPP-2, and another with a fried main board. Plus it'll mean...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-13-2012
Replies: 2,120
Views: 395,750
Posted By loquax ludens
I love the sort of soft, low-key, smooth-toned...

I love the sort of soft, low-key, smooth-toned look of this film.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-13-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 3,537
Posted By loquax ludens
Yes, he is generally brief. He'll call you. I...

Yes, he is generally brief. He'll call you. I think he called me with an price the day he got my camera.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 07-13-2012
Replies: 25
Views: 5,049
Posted By loquax ludens
I haven't done any updates to my XPro1 yet. Are...

I haven't done any updates to my XPro1 yet. Are they cumulative, so that only the most current one needs to be put on, or do they all need to be put in consecutively?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-12-2012
Replies: 71
Views: 22,562
Posted By loquax ludens
This thread really drives home the old adage that...

This thread really drives home the old adage that beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

I am reminded of the great Bard of Avon's famous Sonnet 130.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-12-2012
Replies: 33
Views: 5,292
Posted By loquax ludens
According to Freestyle's description of Neofin...

According to Freestyle's description of Neofin Blue / Blau, $20 gets you five 30ml bottles. Each 30ml bottle makes 500 to 700 ml of working developer. It's a one-shot developer, so shelf life of...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-12-2012
Replies: 44
Views: 6,160
Posted By loquax ludens
I'm not familiar with this lens, but reading...

I'm not familiar with this lens, but reading about it on an eBay auction, it said that the focus shift is only applicable to digital Leica cameras. No problem on film cameras. Is this true?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-12-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 3,537
Posted By loquax ludens
OK, but you should really do a search for Ken...

OK, but you should really do a search for Ken Oikawa before you decide. You'll find nothing but praise.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-12-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 3,537
Posted By loquax ludens
I would suggest Ken Oikawa for your CLA. He...

I would suggest Ken Oikawa for your CLA. He fixed up my new F-1, and he was very fast and affordable. I believe you'll find his phone number if you google or search this forum.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-11-2012
Replies: 33
Views: 5,292
Posted By loquax ludens
I've been wanting to try this for a long time. I...

I've been wanting to try this for a long time. I see that Freestyle has it in stock. I've never noticed it before. Anyway, I'm going to give it a shot.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-09-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 824
Posted By loquax ludens
I paid $950 for mine almost a year ago, and it is...

I paid $950 for mine almost a year ago, and it is very nearly pristine.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 07-09-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 3,242
Posted By loquax ludens
Great pictures, mdwsta4. I think back Alley and...

Great pictures, mdwsta4. I think back Alley and a few other people bought some of those straps after another recent thread about them.

They do look great. I like the black on black, myself, and...
Forum: Off Topic 07-09-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,413
Posted By loquax ludens
I just tried it. It is fine, no problem. Maybe...

I just tried it. It is fine, no problem. Maybe you guys have that malware DNS redirector virus.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 07-09-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 1,313
Posted By loquax ludens
So are you saying that Arsenal in the Ukraine...

So are you saying that Arsenal in the Ukraine stole your pre-war Contax?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-09-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 1,970
Posted By loquax ludens
Isn't Sherry Krauter in NYC? She CLA'd my Elmar....

Isn't Sherry Krauter in NYC? She CLA'd my Elmar. Did a great job on it.
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 07-08-2012
Replies: 577
Views: 85,948
Posted By loquax ludens
I like the colors, Ezzie. I have an SX-70, so...

I like the colors, Ezzie. I have an SX-70, so the only film I can use is Impossible film. I hope the Impossible Project will someday be able to rival Fuji for color and image quality. Right now,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-08-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,730
Posted By loquax ludens
Chris, thank you for that bit of history. I...

Chris, thank you for that bit of history. I especially appreciate the quote from Al Kaplan, which most likely explains the how the film I have got into a FILCA.

That site with the "lost" exposed...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-08-2012
Replies: 33
Views: 4,522
Posted By loquax ludens
When I read your post, I didn't get the...

When I read your post, I didn't get the impression that your son was your only or primary photographic subject, but rather that the hassy and your son together were too much to manage at once. That...
Forum: Nikon RF 07-08-2012
Replies: 41
Views: 7,171
Posted By loquax ludens
Congratulations, Phil. Enjoy the peace that...

Congratulations, Phil. Enjoy the peace that comes of having a settled mind.

The Nikon SP would be a sweet camera. You're talking about going for an original, I take it, or were you thinking of the...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-07-2012
Replies: 25
Views: 4,035
Posted By loquax ludens
The separate viewfinder and rangefinder windows...

The separate viewfinder and rangefinder windows on my IIIc are small and dim compared to my M cameras. I wear eyeglasses, and that makes it more difficult for me to focus and compose since they...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-07-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 4,497
Posted By loquax ludens
Linux here too. Anyway, I run my own name server.

Linux here too. Anyway, I run my own name server.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-07-2012
Replies: 58
Views: 10,564
Posted By loquax ludens
Great post, explanation, and pictures of the...

Great post, explanation, and pictures of the Autocord's construction, Dan. Thank you for that.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-07-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 2,733
Posted By loquax ludens
O.T., but I'm still burned about Canon designing...

O.T., but I'm still burned about Canon designing their EF mount so you couldn't use any of your old FD lenses. That's somewhere in the Sucking Eggs series too.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-07-2012
Replies: 58
Views: 10,564
Posted By loquax ludens
I see no reason not to compare the Minolta...

I see no reason not to compare the Minolta Autocord with the Rolleiflex. As I mentioned, I've got both sitting right here beside me, and they are more alike than not.

My Rolleiflex is an...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-07-2012
Replies: 58
Views: 10,564
Posted By loquax ludens
I just bought three TLRs over the last few...

I just bought three TLRs over the last few months. I have two Minolta Autocords, and one Rolleiflex K4A. Both the Minolta and the Rolleiflex seem very well built. I couldn't fault either one of...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-07-2012
Replies: 165
Views: 20,701
Posted By loquax ludens
Clearly, and that is perfectly fine with me. I...

Clearly, and that is perfectly fine with me.

I was just remarking that I personally don't see any good reason to develop or produce something like that Re35 concept. I also have a fascination...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 07-06-2012
Replies: 47
Views: 9,269
Posted By loquax ludens
I got rid of my DSLR after I bought my X-Pro1. ...

I got rid of my DSLR after I bought my X-Pro1. It was clear to me after one afternoon of shooting the X-Pro1 that I'd never use my 20D again. I never used it much anyway. I see myself using the...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-06-2012
Replies: 165
Views: 20,701
Posted By loquax ludens
I've not forsaken film, but I'll join you in your...

I've not forsaken film, but I'll join you in your wish for the improbable. I'd add EIR to that.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-06-2012
Replies: 49
Views: 8,990
Posted By loquax ludens
Do you still end up with an orange mask for color...

Do you still end up with an orange mask for color neg film processed in caffenol? Does your scanner remove that, or are you removing it in post processing?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-06-2012
Replies: 49
Views: 8,990
Posted By loquax ludens
Tom, you said "ektar 100" above. Are you...

Tom, you said "ektar 100" above. Are you referring to the color negative film?
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