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Forum: Travel 10-14-2019
Replies: 120
Views: 4,671
Posted By Dpingr1
Hi Chris -- I admire your photography a lot. It...

Hi Chris -- I admire your photography a lot. It is too bad I missed Mary -- she looks like an incredible person! Cerillos was pretty much closed the day I was there in 2017, but it fascinated me. I...
Forum: Travel 10-13-2019
Replies: 120
Views: 4,671
Posted By Dpingr1
And one from Los...

And one from Los Cerillos:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48895760682_8642a5d5ed_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2huKy9A)Santa Fe 21 (https://flic.kr/p/2huKy9A) by Daniel Ingram...
Forum: Travel 10-13-2019
Replies: 120
Views: 4,671
Posted By Dpingr1
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48895702647_29...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48895702647_29e9631bee_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2huKfTZ)Santa Fe 15 (https://flic.kr/p/2huKfTZ) by Daniel Ingram (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on...
Forum: Travel 10-13-2019
Replies: 120
Views: 4,671
Posted By Dpingr1
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48895694502_3a...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48895694502_3aff36b759_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2huKdty)Santa Fe 16 (https://flic.kr/p/2huKdty) by Daniel Ingram (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on...
Forum: Travel 10-13-2019
Replies: 120
Views: 4,671
Posted By Dpingr1
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48894984123_0f...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48894984123_0fbb9932d6_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2huFziD)Santa Fe 5 (https://flic.kr/p/2huFziD) by Daniel Ingram (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 09-13-2019
Replies: 56
Views: 3,311
Posted By Dpingr1
With product changes may come price changes, and...

With product changes may come price changes, and D76 is inexpensive now. So, I just stocked up -- who knows what Alaris will charge for the new D76? (Hopefully not too much) I've still got Rodinal...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-02-2019
Replies: 103
Views: 3,225
Posted By Dpingr1
I use a half case with my rangefinders, so in...

I use a half case with my rangefinders, so in addition to using the dial and hot shoe, I stick a box top in the bottom of the half case. With all that, I still forget it sometimes and have to rewind,...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-08-2019
Replies: 264
Views: 23,198
Posted By Dpingr1
Think of the thousands of would-be photographers...

Think of the thousands of would-be photographers (me included, of course) who found inspiration in Roger's instructive columns in Shutterbug and other magazines, long before the internet, and in his...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-22-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,745
Posted By Dpingr1
Nothing wrong with metered cameras — I have a...

Nothing wrong with metered cameras — I have a bunch. When the camera I’m carrying has a meter, I use it. But most of my favorite cameras to use when I’m walking around don’t have them. Plus, I don’t...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-21-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,745
Posted By Dpingr1
Metering without a camera is a good way to hone...

Metering without a camera is a good way to hone the skills. Every now and then when you are outside, guess the exposure for prevailing light, then check with your meter or phone app. If you do that...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-05-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 9,380
Posted By Dpingr1
I purchased 3 rolls of Kodacolor II 127 rolls for...

I purchased 3 rolls of Kodacolor II 127 rolls for the backing paper and spools. One had been exposed. This is the clearest image, cross-processed as black and white in D76. The float represents...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 02-02-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 981
Posted By Dpingr1
Oh, and another rangefinder thing: the longer the...

Oh, and another rangefinder thing: the longer the lens, the harder it is to nail focus, especially handheld and at large apertures. One of the many fine reasons that so many RF shooters like 35mm...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 02-02-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 981
Posted By Dpingr1
If you take off the lens and shine a flashlight...

If you take off the lens and shine a flashlight through it, you’ll probably see a lot of haze and/or fungus and/or dirt. Those old lenses are notorious for haze (see the Bartender’s Cameraquest...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-31-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 961
Posted By Dpingr1
Is the scratch definitely on the emulsion side? I...

Is the scratch definitely on the emulsion side? I had a Mamiya C330 that was giving me base scratches from a misaligned door/pressure plate.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-23-2019
Replies: 81
Views: 4,292
Posted By Dpingr1
A related question would be: Who has recently...

A related question would be: Who has recently bought a chest freezer just for film? I'll start. Me. Slowly filling it with 100' bulk rolls.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-06-2019
Replies: 452
Views: 174,559
Posted By Dpingr1
Taos Gorge...

Taos Gorge Bridge

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7848/46556507992_258ae44358_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2dW3gPE)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-04-2019
Replies: 109
Views: 4,404
Posted By Dpingr1
Ludington,...

Ludington, MI

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4840/31667406977_a5bcb7d883_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/QfkJPt)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-04-2019
Replies: 109
Views: 4,404
Posted By Dpingr1
Santa Fe Plaza,...

Santa Fe Plaza, NM

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4915/31667181547_0b8622da77_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/QfjzNK)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-04-2019
Replies: 1,409
Views: 346,427
Posted By Dpingr1
A couple from New Mexico this year: Taos Gorge...

A couple from New Mexico this year:

Taos Gorge Bridge

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7805/46608437801_0bab622fe3_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2e1CqKc)

Santa Fe...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-04-2019
Replies: 461
Views: 64,018
Posted By Dpingr1
A couple from New Mexico: San Francisco de Asis,...

A couple from New Mexico:
San Francisco de Asis, Taos
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7812/45694076715_956d5421f3_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2cBQ63T)
Santuario de Chimayo, Chimayo,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-21-2018
Replies: 9,209
Views: 914,676
Posted By Dpingr1
Finally succumbed to the lure of the rotating...

Finally succumbed to the lure of the rotating back.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4829/46359453972_a3e760c6c6_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2dCCjwy)super graphic (https://flic.kr/p/2dCCjwy) by Daniel...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-14-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 861
Posted By Dpingr1
This could be a variation on the dreaded...

This could be a variation on the dreaded "self-timer with synchro selecter at M" problem. The self timer switch (bottom right when facing the front of the camera) should be all the way to the right...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-29-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 646
Posted By Dpingr1
Probably not. I've used it a year out, and it was...

Probably not. I've used it a year out, and it was definitely weakening. Yours might work, but not with its full potency, making it difficult to know how long to process it. If you really want to...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-29-2018
Replies: 33
Views: 3,227
Posted By Dpingr1
And here's the film, from the auction...

And here's the film, from the auction ad:
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4858/45197850335_a1eaa891f6_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2bRYNeD)picpac (https://flic.kr/p/2bRYNeD) by Daniel Ingram...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-29-2018
Replies: 33
Views: 3,227
Posted By Dpingr1
More...

More PicPac
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4884/32237851698_1e206ce617_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/R7Kqah)PicPac8 (https://flic.kr/p/R7Kqah) by Daniel Ingram...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-29-2018
Replies: 33
Views: 3,227
Posted By Dpingr1
A couple more from the old PicPac Pan...

A couple more from the old PicPac Pan film.
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4880/44292846150_0a16f8ebbb_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2au1q2d)PicPac14 (https://flic.kr/p/2au1q2d) by Daniel Ingram...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-29-2018
Replies: 33
Views: 3,227
Posted By Dpingr1
Bought three rolls of "PicPac" to get the 127...

Bought three rolls of "PicPac" to get the 127 spools and paper. No processing info, ASA/ISO, or anything else, except "Made In Italy." Expired 1975. I processed it as old Ferrania P30, but really...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-28-2018
Replies: 58
Views: 1,916
Posted By Dpingr1
Think about repair when you choose. The Leica M...

Think about repair when you choose. The Leica M cameras that fit your budget (M2, M3, M4, M5) are old (40-65 years), but can all be repaired easily (though not inexpensively), at least for the near...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 11-10-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 1,154
Posted By Dpingr1
Plaubel Schmaubel — what’s the address and date...

Plaubel Schmaubel — what’s the address and date of that swap meet?!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-07-2018
Replies: 92
Views: 3,342
Posted By Dpingr1
Another vote for the 50mm Color-Skopar. Great...

Another vote for the 50mm Color-Skopar. Great bang for the bucks, and a modern design to boot. But there are so many choices, both pricey and not. An embarrassment of riches - a good problem to have!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-17-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 652
Posted By Dpingr1
Can't wait -- I'm ready for mine, and so is...

Can't wait -- I'm ready for mine, and so is Junior. https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1913/43572079970_26e52a9fa2_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/29ojim7)primo jr (https://flic.kr/p/29ojim7) by Daniel Ingram...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-09-2018
Replies: 100
Views: 3,083
Posted By Dpingr1
Don’t need a fancy 35mm-happy with my M4. For...

Don’t need a fancy 35mm-happy with my M4. For film, anything with Keith Canham’s name on it (works of art, but way too pricey for me.) Don’t use digital much, but if I had an X-Pro 2 I might. It’ll...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-28-2018
Replies: 89
Views: 4,169
Posted By Dpingr1
Agreed. It's hard to beat many of the Takumars...

Agreed. It's hard to beat many of the Takumars for sharpness, especially at the price one can have them for now. I think my M42s have a slight edge over my K-mounts, but I cannot complain about any...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-27-2018
Replies: 89
Views: 4,169
Posted By Dpingr1
Oh I agree about the meter itself. It’s that damn...

Oh I agree about the meter itself. It’s that damn clunky switch that bugs me. But the meter itself is wonderful. I think it’s my most accurate meter on any of my cameras. If I could replace the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-27-2018
Replies: 89
Views: 4,169
Posted By Dpingr1
My office camera. I love it, even the quirky...

My office camera. I love it, even the quirky meter. https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1967/44041785445_2b74502137_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2a6PEqn)Spotmatic (https://flic.kr/p/2a6PEqn) by Daniel...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-06-2018
Replies: 275
Views: 11,130
Posted By Dpingr1
Intentional or not, that is an awesome Ken...

Intentional or not, that is an awesome Ken Rockwell impersonation. Kudos.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-28-2018
Replies: 62
Views: 4,318
Posted By Dpingr1
Processing my last Kodachrome wasn't nearly so...

Processing my last Kodachrome wasn't nearly so interesting. Of course, I just mailed mine. I hope Dwayne's benefits from the exposure (so to speak).
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-02-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 2,387
Posted By Dpingr1
Thanks for the tip -- just bought a couple rolls....

Thanks for the tip -- just bought a couple rolls. A great deal indeed!
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-09-2018
Replies: 70
Views: 3,462
Posted By Dpingr1
If Oskar Barnack built a camera today, I'd be...

If Oskar Barnack built a camera today, I'd be very surprised.
Forum: RFF News 10-11-2017
Replies: 160
Views: 11,843
Posted By Dpingr1
I don't know if this will sell, but I would love...

I don't know if this will sell, but I would love to have been in on some of the marketing team sessions when this "digifilm" thing was introduced. It almost seems like a parody of hipsterism. Well,...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 10-04-2017
Replies: 17
Views: 1,747
Posted By Dpingr1
Ebay is pretty much it, unless Igorcameras or KEH...

Ebay is pretty much it, unless Igorcameras or KEH or another online seller has one. Those places will be more expensive, but have the important benefit of a warranty. Nothing wrong with Ebay -- it...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 10-03-2017
Replies: 17
Views: 1,747
Posted By Dpingr1
I use the CV 35mm 2.5 LTM Color Skopar with mine...

I use the CV 35mm 2.5 LTM Color Skopar with mine most of the time. Used examples run between $250 and $300. It is a popular and great performing lens. I also use the 50mm 1.8. Mine was around $100,...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 09-07-2017
Replies: 38
Views: 4,797
Posted By Dpingr1
I'll put in my vote for the Aires 35 iiic -- very...

I'll put in my vote for the Aires 35 iiic -- very good H Coral 45mm fixed lens, nice styling. Built like a rock, and they weigh as much as a large rock too. The other Aires cameras have their fans...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-05-2017
Replies: 97
Views: 5,785
Posted By Dpingr1
It turns out that the policeman knew the...

It turns out that the policeman knew the photographer well, and knew that he was a photographer. (Very small town.) I'm going to be extra careful with my tripod from now on.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-04-2017
Replies: 305
Views: 45,388
Posted By Dpingr1
Bronica ETRSi 75mm Ilford HP5...

Bronica ETRSi 75mm Ilford HP5 400
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4332/36865532522_eaaafff2a3_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/YaFurG)Muncie Graffiti (https://flic.kr/p/YaFurG) by Daniel Ingram...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-03-2017
Replies: 1,016
Views: 156,623
Posted By Dpingr1
Leica M4 TMax 100 Rodinal...

Leica M4 TMax 100 Rodinal https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4347/36826564416_03c06285b7_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Y7eLzN)Muncie102016 3 2 (https://flic.kr/p/Y7eLzN) by Daniel Ingram...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-03-2017
Replies: 1,016
Views: 156,623
Posted By Dpingr1
Leica M4 TMax 100...

Leica M4 TMax 100 Rodinalhttps://farm5.staticflickr.com/4371/36206522213_d4cff342c9_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/XarTCZ)Muncie102016 16 2 (https://flic.kr/p/XarTCZ) by Daniel Ingram...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-03-2017
Replies: 1,016
Views: 156,623
Posted By Dpingr1
Leica M4 TMax 100...

Leica M4 TMax 100 Rodinalhttps://farm5.staticflickr.com/4431/36826563956_2bf16f3276_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Y7eLrS)Muncie102016 15 2 (https://flic.kr/p/Y7eLrS) by Daniel Ingram...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-03-2017
Replies: 1,016
Views: 156,623
Posted By Dpingr1
Leica M4 TMax 100...

Leica M4 TMax 100 Rodinalhttps://farm5.staticflickr.com/4337/36206522793_46cdb13fe6_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/XarTNZ)Muncie102016 19 2 (https://flic.kr/p/XarTNZ) by Daniel Ingram...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-02-2017
Replies: 387
Views: 17,860
Posted By Dpingr1
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4372/36989282265_23...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4372/36989282265_23a44c9353_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/YmBJVX)Muncie102016 17 2 (https://flic.kr/p/YmBJVX) by Daniel Ingram...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-02-2017
Replies: 387
Views: 17,860
Posted By Dpingr1
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4435/36989281285_f8...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4435/36989281285_f88101ac6e_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/YmBJD4)Muncie102016 7 2 (https://flic.kr/p/YmBJD4) by Daniel Ingram (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/),...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-30-2017
Replies: 90
Views: 2,827
Posted By Dpingr1
I give you: isthmus

I give you: isthmus
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-21-2017
Replies: 30
Views: 1,964
Posted By Dpingr1
The ETRSi is one of the great film bargains these...

The ETRSi is one of the great film bargains these days -- thanks for the great review! I love mine, and shoot with it more than any other camera except for my M4. Your 135W back might just be worth...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-01-2017
Replies: 37
Views: 1,575
Posted By Dpingr1
Packratic Syndrome -- the irrational feeling that...

Packratic Syndrome -- the irrational feeling that a house piled full of gear that you haven't used in years does not represent a problem. Soon to be featured in an RFF sponsored reality...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-14-2017
Replies: 42
Views: 2,564
Posted By Dpingr1
Oh, I just decided it wasn't for me. I was very...

Oh, I just decided it wasn't for me. I was very interested in the process for a while after reading about it in View Camera and other sources, and spent several months with Pyrocat-HD looking for...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-14-2017
Replies: 42
Views: 2,564
Posted By Dpingr1
Like a lot of people here, I've been down the...

Like a lot of people here, I've been down the try-everything roller coaster. (The Pyrocat period was especially interesting.) Every developer has its own character, but there's only so much time! Now...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-09-2017
Replies: 1,012
Views: 194,566
Posted By Dpingr1
One more from Lamy -- a silent witness left over...

One more from Lamy -- a silent witness left over from the attempt to create a museum.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4236/35689701331_15b53dfc38_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/WnM3N8)Lamy11a...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-09-2017
Replies: 1,012
Views: 194,566
Posted By Dpingr1
Lamy railroad museum. Closed -- like the saloon...

Lamy railroad museum. Closed -- like the saloon next door, unfortunately.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4237/35433500100_2e2a413db6_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/VZ8X6w)Lamy6a (https://flic.kr/p/VZ8X6w)...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-09-2017
Replies: 1,012
Views: 194,566
Posted By Dpingr1
Shack at Lamy -- this place is really...

Shack at Lamy -- this place is really isolated

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4286/35689703321_2bacba996f_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/WnM4or)Lamy7a (https://flic.kr/p/WnM4or) by Daniel Ingram...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-09-2017
Replies: 1,012
Views: 194,566
Posted By Dpingr1
Outside the Lamy...

Outside the Lamy station

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4284/35433501170_a33c01d4df_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/VZ8XpY)Lamy2a (https://flic.kr/p/VZ8XpY) by Daniel Ingram...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-09-2017
Replies: 1,012
Views: 194,566
Posted By Dpingr1
Lamy NM -- believe it or not, the closest Amtrak...

Lamy NM -- believe it or not, the closest Amtrak station to Santa Fe.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4212/35433497930_b6f12b0c42_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/VZ8Ws7)Lamy, NM Amtrak Station...
Forum: Nikon RF 06-27-2017
Replies: 36
Views: 2,293
Posted By Dpingr1
I just bought a 50mm APO Rodagon enlarging lens...

I just bought a 50mm APO Rodagon enlarging lens for $35 USD. Now THAT'S cheap! A great lens, and money left over for beer.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-27-2017
Replies: 386
Views: 36,820
Posted By Dpingr1
Their auction site ads have replaced the funny...

Their auction site ads have replaced the funny stack-of-saucers diagram with an artist's representation of a diaphragm -- with seven blades! It appears that this company makes glass for technical and...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-26-2017
Replies: 386
Views: 36,820
Posted By Dpingr1
What in the world is that "Seven Blades" diagram...

What in the world is that "Seven Blades" diagram supposed to represent? Looks more like lens elements, but there is no sense of the lens shapes or groupings. I think they just had an abstract...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-08-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 592
Posted By Dpingr1
Is this the one?...

Is this the one?

http://www.cameramanuals.org/flashes_meters/sunpak_auto_555.pdf
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 04-07-2017
Replies: 39
Views: 3,128
Posted By Dpingr1
I have three bottles of Rodinal left from 2006....

I have three bottles of Rodinal left from 2006. Even the opened one, which has turned brown, works just as well as the day I opened it two years ago. This stuff lasts forever and ever, amen.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-23-2017
Replies: 129
Views: 5,768
Posted By Dpingr1
This. Totally.

This. Totally.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-23-2017
Replies: 129
Views: 5,768
Posted By Dpingr1
Jacques Henri Lartigue, if only because I'd get...

Jacques Henri Lartigue, if only because I'd get to be in Belle Époque France for a day. Around racing cars!
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 02-11-2017
Replies: 40
Views: 7,940
Posted By Dpingr1
Kodak really concentrated on making good looking...

Kodak really concentrated on making good looking cameras back then, and the Signet 35 still maintains some of that art deco influence that made the Bantam Special and Brownie Hawkeye line so...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 02-08-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 2,243
Posted By Dpingr1
All films do fine in my Retina iia, especially...

All films do fine in my Retina iia, especially with the Series filters I carry with it. I normally use fp4, Kentmere 100, or Tmax 100 in the Retina, but Trix works fine too. The Retina has 1/500, but...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 02-03-2017
Replies: 30
Views: 5,964
Posted By Dpingr1
I had a Koni Omega 100, which I sold here last...

I had a Koni Omega 100, which I sold here last year. I never had an issue with lens sharpness or film flatness -- the IQ was always great. For the price, it is a terrific bargain. However, it is no...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-25-2017
Replies: 42
Views: 2,258
Posted By Dpingr1
Pentax ME or (better) ME Super can usually be...

Pentax ME or (better) ME Super can usually be found for around that price. More modern and plastic? Minolta Maxxum 5's with the kit lens are going for that price these days. Lots of features on...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-04-2017
Replies: 9,209
Views: 914,676
Posted By Dpingr1
I convinced a beautiful Canon P to relocate from...

I convinced a beautiful Canon P to relocate from Japan to the US. Bad timing? Perhaps, but a great purchase. Works perfectly, and now my 35mm Color Skopar has a new place to live.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-14-2016
Replies: 128
Views: 8,682
Posted By Dpingr1
Do Packards count? Where the "bulb" setting is a...

Do Packards count? Where the "bulb" setting is a real bulb. Not exactly sweet sounding, but somewhat intimidating, especially the big ones.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 09-07-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 1,615
Posted By Dpingr1
Count me as another satisfied Gordy customer. I...

Count me as another satisfied Gordy customer. I have two wrist straps for my M4 and Retina. Both are very well constructed and comfortable, once they are broken in a little bit. And the price is...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-29-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 1,564
Posted By Dpingr1
Looks like a perfume bottle. Makes sense --...

Looks like a perfume bottle. Makes sense -- Wetzlar isn't too far from Cologne.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-21-2016
Replies: 30
Views: 1,728
Posted By Dpingr1
I have two ME's and an ME Super. All are a joy to...

I have two ME's and an ME Super. All are a joy to use, but the Super offers more creative control for roughly the same price (often less than $50 USD in great condition). All have meters that measure...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 08-12-2016
Replies: 84
Views: 7,931
Posted By Dpingr1
I used to like Photo Techniques a lot, back in...

I used to like Photo Techniques a lot, back in the analog-only days. Lots of good darkroom tips. It's the one I miss the most.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-13-2016
Replies: 9,209
Views: 914,676
Posted By Dpingr1
Yashica Mat 124g -- perfect condition, great...

Yashica Mat 124g -- perfect condition, great price.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-29-2016
Replies: 64
Views: 4,511
Posted By Dpingr1
Did she have it with her? The real Leica is the...

Did she have it with her? The real Leica is the one that was there, taking pictures.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 06-06-2016
Replies: 19
Views: 2,135
Posted By Dpingr1
Strikes are never easy or painless for workers....

Strikes are never easy or painless for workers. Unfortunately, the only power that workers will ever have is their solidarity and willingness to undergo hardship in pursuit of reasonable wages and...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 06-01-2016
Replies: 38
Views: 2,933
Posted By Dpingr1
And of course, you can have both large and medium...

And of course, you can have both large and medium formats in one camera. My first medium format camera was my 4x5 Crown Graphic with 6x6 back. With the right hat, you look like Weegee too. The...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 05-31-2016
Replies: 38
Views: 2,933
Posted By Dpingr1
I loved my Koni-Omega when I had it -- great...

I loved my Koni-Omega when I had it -- great quality 6x7 negatives, and as an added bonus (or drawback, depending), it sounds like you're racking a shotgun when you cycle film. People will get out of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-04-2016
Replies: 42
Views: 3,080
Posted By Dpingr1
New digital cameras can talk to WiFi networks....

New digital cameras can talk to WiFi networks. Maybe they have their own forums, where they talk about different kinds of photographers they like or hate? They argue with each other about how some...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-03-2016
Replies: 148
Views: 12,020
Posted By Dpingr1
Bonded with: Pentax ME Super Graflex Pacemaker...

Bonded with:
Pentax ME Super
Graflex Pacemaker Crown Graphic
Retina iia
Leica M4

Used, perfectly happy, but no bond:
Minolta Maxxum (a few)
Koni-Omega 100
Mamiya C330
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-25-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 1,012
Posted By Dpingr1
The advance locks when the film counter counts...

The advance locks when the film counter counts down to one -- you have to then advance the counter manually using the handy little buttons until it is again at 36, or any number other than 1. Every...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-22-2016
Replies: 45
Views: 4,180
Posted By Dpingr1
I thought of Chris Crawford when I read this...

I thought of Chris Crawford when I read this post, and I'm glad he weighed in -- nothing seems interesting in Indiana. It's as fascinating a subject as anywhere in Europe or Asia to me. Just look at...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 04-19-2016
Replies: 49
Views: 4,464
Posted By Dpingr1
The app I use (myLightMeter) works pretty well...

The app I use (myLightMeter) works pretty well for me -- matches up closely to my handheld Sekonics. And unless I'm shooting transparencies (which I haven't done in years), pretty well is good...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-05-2016
Replies: 35
Views: 1,748
Posted By Dpingr1
Like many business tech articles, a rant about a...

Like many business tech articles, a rant about a particular business decision, in this case disguised with a headline and lead that attempts to make it seem relevant enough for the New Yorker's...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 04-04-2016
Replies: 34
Views: 5,011
Posted By Dpingr1
I love the depiction of the hipster street...

I love the depiction of the hipster street photographer in the second cartoon. Still relevant, too.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 04-04-2016
Replies: 34
Views: 5,011
Posted By Dpingr1
Do not use this lens as a hammer. That's what...

Do not use this lens as a hammer. That's what Argus C3's are for.
Forum: RFF News 04-02-2016
Replies: 61
Views: 8,660
Posted By Dpingr1
I'm sure many have stories of these kinds of...

I'm sure many have stories of these kinds of bargains, but I'd be surprised if this story can be topped. Sadly, the days of great flea market finds are mainly over, thanks to EBay. But we can still...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-10-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 894
Posted By Dpingr1
Chris Sherlock in NZ is well known and has a...

Chris Sherlock in NZ is well known and has a great and informative website (http://retinarescue.com/) He CLA'd my iia in about three weeks, including the trip back and forth. He did a very thorough...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-16-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 2,874
Posted By Dpingr1
I never knew about these buyers guides on the...

I never knew about these buyers guides on the auction site -- they're great fun! Here's one that explains the pros and cons of full frame sensors. You know it's all true, because the writer read...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-11-2016
Replies: 54
Views: 5,467
Posted By Dpingr1
I bought the Elmar-C recently. The prices on...

I bought the Elmar-C recently. The prices on those are pretty low. It is harder to find filters because they are Series 5.5, but I was able to find the rubber lens hood (which holds in the drop-in...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-23-2016
Replies: 103
Views: 7,028
Posted By Dpingr1
Omega cold light head for my D6 enlarger. I know...

Omega cold light head for my D6 enlarger. I know lots of people who really love them, but the look just wasn't for me. However -- it wasn't too expensive. When you don't spend much money, it's hard...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-19-2016
Replies: 677
Views: 51,108
Posted By Dpingr1
Just recently in Prague, from a tourist: "You use...

Just recently in Prague, from a tourist: "You use film? Why?" I find it annoying, but I lucked out. It was on Charles Bridge, and there was a street artist right next to us, so I just said, "I don't...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-07-2015
Replies: 9,209
Views: 914,676
Posted By Dpingr1
A CV 21mm f/4 for my M4 and 21/25 viewfinder...

A CV 21mm f/4 for my M4 and 21/25 viewfinder (love it so far). Also, a Chris Sherlock CLA for my Retina iia. It was well worth the trip halfway around the world (which the camera took, not me.)
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 11-26-2015
Replies: 51
Views: 7,324
Posted By Dpingr1
Sorry to see Holga go -- it was a valid concept...

Sorry to see Holga go -- it was a valid concept IMHO. I tried one a couple of times and got interesting results, but I never inhaled. Oh well, long live the noble Agfa Clack!
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 11-19-2015
Replies: 166
Views: 18,709
Posted By Dpingr1
Good catch, Johan. The first ever jet-powered...

Good catch, Johan. The first ever jet-powered Leica? I'd buy one.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-05-2015
Replies: 99
Views: 7,201
Posted By Dpingr1
Jimmy Stewart's Exakta VX from "Rear...

Jimmy Stewart's Exakta VX from "Rear Window."
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 11-05-2015
Replies: 49
Views: 6,796
Posted By Dpingr1
WWND? (What would Niépce do?)

WWND? (What would Niépce do?)
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 10-23-2015
Replies: 183
Views: 27,780
Posted By Dpingr1
About 15 years ago, I asked a guy at one of the...

About 15 years ago, I asked a guy at one of the Photorama shows, "All my life I've heard about Leicas -- are they really that much better to use than that $75 Pentax?" He handed me an M2 and said,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-22-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 2,693
Posted By Dpingr1
Go for it -- I bought my M4 on this forum this...

Go for it -- I bought my M4 on this forum this year, for a great price and recently CLA'd. If you pay 20% or so more, you can buy from Tamarkin or KEH or another reseller and have a warranty. But the...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-21-2015
Replies: 52
Views: 4,861
Posted By Dpingr1
I just sent my Retina iia to New Zealand for a...

I just sent my Retina iia to New Zealand for a Chris Sherlock CLA.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-16-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,376
Posted By Dpingr1
What if he'd said yes? Then we would know how far...

What if he'd said yes? Then we would know how far a guy with GAS would go to get a good lens.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-16-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,376
Posted By Dpingr1
Craigslist is a great way to sell merchandise...

Craigslist is a great way to sell merchandise locally. You just have to limit yourself to face-to-face transactions with local buyers in cash. I have always received those kinds of emails. They are a...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-05-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 1,191
Posted By Dpingr1
I definitely remember wondering if I could see my...

I definitely remember wondering if I could see my hand in front of my face, or whether it was just my brain telling me it was there and making me visualize it. It makes sense -- not unusual at all....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-04-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 1,191
Posted By Dpingr1
Balance is partially regulated by vision, so it's...

Balance is partially regulated by vision, so it's not unusual for some people to be dizzy in the dark. As for seeing the equipment in the dark, it's probably exactly as Ben has said. However -- have...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-29-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 1,389
Posted By Dpingr1
Do you know about this site yet? A helpful...

Do you know about this site yet? A helpful reference source, especially if you use lots of different film/dev combinations. If you already use it, then cheers! There's even an app, though I have not...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-28-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 3,160
Posted By Dpingr1
Mine is seeing President Kennedy at a political...

Mine is seeing President Kennedy at a political rally in Flint, Michigan, in 1962. I was 2 years old, and I specifically remember JFK being pointed out on the stage. I wasn't as interested in him as...
Forum: RFF News 09-18-2015
Replies: 37
Views: 7,153
Posted By Dpingr1
Purely anecdotal, but encouraging nonetheless: In...

Purely anecdotal, but encouraging nonetheless: In a camera store in Pontiac, Michigan last week to buy some chemicals, I witnessed something that used to be very common around this time of year. A...
Forum: RFF Polls 09-18-2015
Replies: 231
Views: 84,579
Posted By Dpingr1
Just tried Eastman XX for the first time, and I'm...

Just tried Eastman XX for the first time, and I'm sold. I still have plenty of HP5 and FP4 too, both great and dependable films.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-17-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 2,364
Posted By Dpingr1
Try a test strip. My guess is it will work fine....

Try a test strip. My guess is it will work fine. I've used old, dark muddy brown Rodinal a lot, and it always works great. It's amazing for its stability and longevity.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-30-2015
Replies: 53
Views: 7,320
Posted By Dpingr1
Some fresh HP5 and Portra, and a Gordy wrist...

Some fresh HP5 and Portra, and a Gordy wrist strap, for my new (to me) M4.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-27-2015
Replies: 80
Views: 7,846
Posted By Dpingr1
"The first step is to stop talking about the...

"The first step is to stop talking about the child it once was and to put away the sentimental memories of photography as we knew it for all these years."

Why must I put away what I love? I have no...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-20-2015
Replies: 135
Views: 15,156
Posted By Dpingr1
Tape over the logos always makes me think of the...

Tape over the logos always makes me think of the cameras in those pre-1970s movies and TV shows, before anyone would pay for product placement. I saw one movie where they covered up "Nikon" on a...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 08-04-2015
Replies: 36
Views: 5,497
Posted By Dpingr1
All great advice. I started with a top...

All great advice. I started with a top rangefinder Pacemaker Crown Graphic, and it is still my favorite camera. They are not too expensive, though purchasing lenses can cause you to develop GAS...
Forum: RFF Polls 07-26-2015
Replies: 610
Views: 112,139
Posted By Dpingr1
Kodak Instamatic 44. Long gone, I 'm afraid. I...

Kodak Instamatic 44. Long gone, I 'm afraid. I think it cost me $10 when I was about 10 years old.
Forum: Film vs Digital 07-24-2015
Replies: 156
Views: 89,685
Posted By Dpingr1
Shooting movie film will definitely elicit...

Shooting movie film will definitely elicit questions! I get them with other film cameras too, but mainly from ones that do not look like DSLRs. For example, when you shoot with a Retina, people will...
Forum: Film vs Digital 07-24-2015
Replies: 95
Views: 27,909
Posted By Dpingr1
It's got to be film, if only by default. Phones...

It's got to be film, if only by default. Phones have made photography so ubiquitous that shooting with them is like breathing or walking down the street. Nothing could be more ordinary, and how could...
Forum: RFF Polls 07-24-2015
Replies: 303
Views: 127,800
Posted By Dpingr1
For an easy transition to rangefinders -- the...

For an easy transition to rangefinders -- the GSN. Very dependable ones can be had in second-hand shops for very few $. But there are lots of good 70s rangefinders out there, and any are worth trying...
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