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Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 53
Views: 1,551
Posted By Jamie123
If money is no object, I think you'd be happiest...

If money is no object, I think you'd be happiest with a Mamiya 7. Otherwise I can recommend the Fuji GW690 II or III. Add the Voigtländer VC Meter on top and you have a nice setup. Skip the...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 532
Posted By Jamie123
Oof....that looks rough! Definitely demand a...

Oof....that looks rough! Definitely demand a refund and never use that lab again. The reason why I wouldn't use the lab again is that they obviously don't know what they're doing. Accidents happen...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 869
Posted By Jamie123
See if there's a place where you live that lets...

See if there's a place where you live that lets you hire time on something like a Hasselblad X5 scanner. The quality will be better and it'll take a lot less time.
If that's not an option you could...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 108
Views: 5,207
Posted By Jamie123
A lot of them don't. I talked to the guy at my...

A lot of them don't. I talked to the guy at my local analog photo store and he said they quickly sold out of the old stock at the old price and what they have now is all new stock.

Keep in mind that...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 108
Views: 5,207
Posted By Jamie123
That was to be expected, although from Kodak's...

That was to be expected, although from Kodak's point of view that's not really a bad thing if they already were having trouble keeping up with the demand.

Not sure if the drastic price hike in bw...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-15-2020
Replies: 123
Views: 3,424
Posted By Jamie123
Well of course not literally nobody. What I’m...

Well of course not literally nobody. What I’m saying is that in the early 2000s when it was still available it was so much of a nice product that there seemed to be almost no evidence of it still...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-14-2020
Replies: 123
Views: 3,424
Posted By Jamie123
I fully agree. What annoys me about the constant...

I fully agree. What annoys me about the constant cries to bring Kodachrome back is that I still remember the time when Kodachrome was still available. And guess what. Nobody used it. Not even on...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-14-2020
Replies: 123
Views: 3,424
Posted By Jamie123
Arguably there *has* been a better time to shoot...

Arguably there *has* been a better time to shoot film. Back in 2005 when I was 20 and started shooting film seriously the cameras were fairly cheap, there were four pro labs in my city and a bunch of...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-05-2020
Replies: 220
Views: 7,029
Posted By Jamie123
Probably not at greater risk than your iPhone.

Probably not at greater risk than your iPhone.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-02-2020
Replies: 220
Views: 7,029
Posted By Jamie123
Well, Japan just has a very avid photography...

Well, Japan just has a very avid photography culture so I don't think that always necessarily translates to the rest of the world. Also, todays young girls are future young adults so it's perfectly...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-02-2020
Replies: 108
Views: 5,207
Posted By Jamie123
I just mentioned it to point out that it probably...

I just mentioned it to point out that it probably isn't manufactured by Fuji. Other than that, of course it's not a bad thing. As someone who uses Ilford products exclusively for bw, I know very well...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-01-2020
Replies: 108
Views: 5,207
Posted By Jamie123
Fuji Acros II is already available. It's made in...

Fuji Acros II is already available. It's made in the UK, though.

As for savings with bulk loading, I agree that it's just not really worth the hassle. Doing the calculations for Ilford HP5, you save...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-01-2020
Replies: 108
Views: 5,207
Posted By Jamie123
Other than Kodak Vision 3 ECN-2 film, there isn't...

Other than Kodak Vision 3 ECN-2 film, there isn't any color film you can bulk load as far as I know.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-01-2020
Replies: 108
Views: 5,207
Posted By Jamie123
Ok, so January 1st is here and it seems that the...

Ok, so January 1st is here and it seems that the price hike has taken effect. I must say, it's not as bad as I expected! I placed a large order at B&H at the end of the year and comparing the prices...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-03-2019
Replies: 0
Views: 367
Posted By Jamie123
Black dots in 2019?

Ok, so my M7 is in Solms for a DX-reader upgrade and since it's going to take ages until it's back I thought it was the perfect opportunity to jump on an M6TTL that I saw for a good price. It will...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 12-02-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 781
Posted By Jamie123
I never quite got the hang of Vuescan but you...

I never quite got the hang of Vuescan but you could just try it out yoursef. You can test it for free but your scans will have a watermark across the image.

If you indeed have the Silverfast SE...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 12-01-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 781
Posted By Jamie123
The version of Silverfast Ai (8) that I have for...

The version of Silverfast Ai (8) that I have for my Epson V850 does actually have Portra 160 and Portra 400 profiles (in addition to NC and VC profiles).
That being said, I usually just pick...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-01-2019
Replies: 108
Views: 5,207
Posted By Jamie123
I fully agree. Since it was my mention of the...

I fully agree. Since it was my mention of the word "capitalist" that seems to have sparked the change of topic, let me make an attempt at getting back on track.

The video posted by Kamerastore...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-30-2019
Replies: 108
Views: 5,207
Posted By Jamie123
Standing in line for hours just to buy garbage?...

Standing in line for hours just to buy garbage? Sounds exactly like Black Friday to me. :D

Anyways, I don't feel like arguing about capitalism vs socialism as that wasn't the point I was making. The...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-29-2019
Replies: 108
Views: 5,207
Posted By Jamie123
That's true, but it's more a question of how big...

That's true, but it's more a question of how big of an order I can afford to make at once from an economical point of view. I have a tiny freezer so that's not really an option anyways.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-29-2019
Replies: 108
Views: 5,207
Posted By Jamie123
Basically, what they seem to be saying is that...

Basically, what they seem to be saying is that demand has increased rapidly and they can't keep up with their supply. So from a purely (albeit simplistic) economic standpoint it sort of makes sense...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-29-2019
Replies: 108
Views: 5,207
Posted By Jamie123
Why? Because Black Friday is a sacred day in the...

Why? Because Black Friday is a sacred day in the Capitalist religion?

Don't get me wrong, I don't like the price increases at all, but I also don't give a damn about when they announce it.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-03-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 1,745
Posted By Jamie123
I agree. I've had the best experiences requesting...

I agree. I've had the best experiences requesting hand checks in US airports and sometimes they have even suggested it without my request.

Not so much here in Europe where I've pretty much given up...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 10-17-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 734
Posted By Jamie123
Bought some in the June sale and they arrived...

Bought some in the June sale and they arrived shortly after. Who's the photographer in your case? Maybe he's having some unexpected health issues?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-16-2019
Replies: 0
Views: 318
Posted By Jamie123
Any experts in C-41 development?

Does anyone here happen to be an expert in C-41 development? Preferably someone with a vast expertise in commercial dip&dunk processing? I'm trying to get to the bottom of a processing issue my local...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-14-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 781
Posted By Jamie123
I used to use a Betterscanning holder with an...

I used to use a Betterscanning holder with an Epson 4990 but now that I'm using a V850 with its adjustable glass holders I see no reason for it. The glass on the Epson holders sits behind the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-13-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,107
Posted By Jamie123
Hasn't it been established already that the films...

Hasn't it been established already that the films were most likely under-fixed? I think we should just let the OP fix (pun not intended) this problem first and then re-examine what else he can change...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-12-2019
Replies: 79
Views: 3,268
Posted By Jamie123
Unfortunately I don't think a new high quality mf...

Unfortunately I don't think a new high quality mf camera is all that feasible these days. Yes, prices for some cameras have gone up but they're still lower than what they cost new.

Premium P&S...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-08-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,708
Posted By Jamie123
As stated, I have a Nikon CS 9000 which surpasses...

As stated, I have a Nikon CS 9000 which surpasses the quality of the OpticFilm 120 (not by much but somewhat noticeably at 100% magnification) and I will still go for the Epson V850 sometimes even...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-07-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,708
Posted By Jamie123
I have a Nikon CS 9000 which I use for 35mm every...

I have a Nikon CS 9000 which I use for 35mm every now and then but for medium format and 4x5 I mostly use an Epson V850. The Nikon is better but I don't like Vuescan so I have to use an old MacBook...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-05-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 2,980
Posted By Jamie123
Longest and most used film camera is my Mamiya...

Longest and most used film camera is my Mamiya RZ67II that I got maybe 4 years ago and it probably goes through 200-300 rolls of film a year on average. That being said, I was using a Hasselblad for...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 07-27-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 634
Posted By Jamie123
What are the settings in the preview...

What are the settings in the preview configuration?
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 07-27-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 634
Posted By Jamie123
I always frame manually anyway, so I can only...

I always frame manually anyway, so I can only guess but maybe if it's only on color negatives you can try to disable ICE for the previews?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-27-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,472
Posted By Jamie123
Thanks! I missed that. Glad to hear it, though. I...

Thanks! I missed that. Glad to hear it, though. I must've not gotten the newest batch then, although I just bought the film last month and the expiry dates are all between May and September of...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-26-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,472
Posted By Jamie123
I have to add, though, that I only have a problem...

I have to add, though, that I only have a problem with the color of the new adhesive, not so much it's reliability. I shot 50 rolls over the last week on vacation and so far haven't had a problem...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-26-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,472
Posted By Jamie123
I don't really mind the new backing paper but the...

I don't really mind the new backing paper but the new blue adhesive is quite annoying. It leaves a blue residue on my finger, not to mention my tongue, whenever I seal a roll.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-11-2019
Replies: 129
Views: 3,434
Posted By Jamie123
Like I said, it's certainly possible but it just...

Like I said, it's certainly possible but it just seems totally silly (again, not trying to be negative, but that's the best way I can describe it). You'd have a camera that's way bulkier than a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-10-2019
Replies: 129
Views: 3,434
Posted By Jamie123
Ok, not to be negative, but you do realize that...

Ok, not to be negative, but you do realize that it's not the same thing, right? An EVF in a digital camera is basically just a small screen that displays what the image sensor is capturing. When you...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-10-2019
Replies: 129
Views: 3,434
Posted By Jamie123
Not the same thing. The EVF in the Sony you...

Not the same thing. The EVF in the Sony you linked to shows what's on the focusing screen but the OPs whole reasoning behind an EVF was that it would provide a preview of the actual image including...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-10-2019
Replies: 129
Views: 3,434
Posted By Jamie123
How would an EVF in a film camera even work? Have...

How would an EVF in a film camera even work? Have you actually thought this through? An EVF in a digital camera is a means to omit the complicated mechanism of a mirror and a prism, thus saving a lot...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-02-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 627
Posted By Jamie123
I've noticed on recently bought rolls of Portra...

I've noticed on recently bought rolls of Portra 160 that the backing paper is now glossy. After a quick google search I found out that apparently Kodak had some problems with frame numbers on film a...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-08-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 632
Posted By Jamie123
I don't think so. If there was a risk of...

I don't think so. If there was a risk of contamination then you couldn't ever use a developing tank twice because you couldn't pour in developer after it's had fixer in it.

I think the dedicated...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-01-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 878
Posted By Jamie123
You can also go to a hardware store and just get...

You can also go to a hardware store and just get a couple of long rectangularly shaped metal rods and use them as paper weights on both sides of the paper. Much easier than messing around with tape.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-09-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 690
Posted By Jamie123
Do you only shoot 35mm or do you also use other...

Do you only shoot 35mm or do you also use other formats? Try switching formats if that's an option for you.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-03-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 937
Posted By Jamie123
My point wasn't actually a critique of the...

My point wasn't actually a critique of the picture or it's merits. I was a direct answer to the OP's theory (for a lack of a better term) that excessive bokeh makes your eyes hurt because your eyes...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-03-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 937
Posted By Jamie123
In my opinion, the problem with the ring picture...

In my opinion, the problem with the ring picture is not necessarily the bokeh per se but the fact that the background is clearly more interesting then the foreground. If I was interested in the ring,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-03-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 436
Posted By Jamie123
We're probably rather close so it wouldn't be an...

We're probably rather close so it wouldn't be an overseas swap but all those prints aren't really what I'm looking for. But it's a nice selection you got!
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-03-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 436
Posted By Jamie123
haha no that never came up as we split before...

haha no that never came up as we split before exchanging gifts :D
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-03-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 436
Posted By Jamie123
Yes, this one:...

Yes, this one: https://pro.magnumphotos.com/Asset/-2K7O3RROROR.html

It's a lovely picture. In hindsight I think I would've preferred to get this one by Leonard Freed:...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-02-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 436
Posted By Jamie123
Which ones did you buy? :)

Which ones did you buy? :)
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-02-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 436
Posted By Jamie123
Magnum Square Print - Anyone interested in a print swap?

So these Magnum square print sales have been going on for a few years and I'm wondering if anyone has bought prints in the past that they're not sure about anymore.

For anyone who doesn't know what...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-02-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 618
Posted By Jamie123
I wouldn't push color negative film as you'll...

I wouldn't push color negative film as you'll mostly just get higher saturation and a little bit more contrast. But it doesn't really look good especially for portraits as it tends to make...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-01-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 618
Posted By Jamie123
Sure, nothing wrong with metering for the face....

Sure, nothing wrong with metering for the face. But the OP specified that he wants less contrast in the scene so moving the subject closer to the window would be very counterproductive in this...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-01-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 618
Posted By Jamie123
Placing the subject closer to the window will...

Placing the subject closer to the window will result in higher contrast in the scene which doesn't seem to be what the OP wants. Same goes for metering the lit side of the face.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-01-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 618
Posted By Jamie123
You could try overexposing by a stop or two. In...

You could try overexposing by a stop or two. In my experience Portra 400 tends to lose contrast the more you overexpose it. Also, how are you metering at the moment? Are you just using the built in...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 03-27-2019
Replies: 101
Views: 3,692
Posted By Jamie123
Koni Omega if you're shooting bw and don't mind...

Koni Omega if you're shooting bw and don't mind the size. Otherwise I'd say Fuji GW690. It's got a really nice lens for color imo.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-19-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,558
Posted By Jamie123
Bought a new old stock (like....15 years old) on...

Bought a new old stock (like....15 years old) on a whim two winters ago when I was in a photo store and the shop owner made me an offer I couldn't pass on. Haven't regretted it a single second ever...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-15-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,548
Posted By Jamie123
Spot on regarding the reason why 220 will never...

Spot on regarding the reason why 220 will never come back. I know that I wouldn't buy it for one. I remember it being easily available a decade ago when I was in my early 20s and I didn't buy it back...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-02-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 414
Posted By Jamie123
Probably not a big deal since it's just one stop....

Probably not a big deal since it's just one stop. Maybe pick a developer that's not too contrasty and just split the difference between the dev times. E.g. with Ilford DD-X the difference for Hp5 at...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 02-18-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 871
Posted By Jamie123
In my opionion, you could probably remove the...

In my opionion, you could probably remove the ruby window as long as you make sure to shade the window with your hand whenever it's uncovered. I used to use some old Hasselblad backs that had a whole...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-11-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 2,089
Posted By Jamie123
I mean, he can't be that wealthy if the repair...

I mean, he can't be that wealthy if the repair cost is a problem for him :D

In all seriousness, though, it's not all that expensive. Leica Camera AG in Switzerland does the "official" service for...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-10-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 2,089
Posted By Jamie123
Curious to know more about that. I have a...

Curious to know more about that. I have a Coolscan 9000 that I'm currently still running on an old MacBook Pro with Nikon Scan. Works well but the old MBP doesn't have that mach RAM and the battery...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-03-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 1,910
Posted By Jamie123
Not exactly. It does state pretty clearly in the...

Not exactly. It does state pretty clearly in the article that Kodak is a "profitable, cash generating business". Of course one cannot ignore the debt they inherited from Eastman Kodak but I still...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-07-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 1,095
Posted By Jamie123
Is it a good program? Yeah sure. Is it user...

Is it a good program? Yeah sure. Is it user friendly? Definitely not, if by friendly you mean easy to figure out.

And yes, the way it works with Epson Scan and medium format or large format is that...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-01-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 1,091
Posted By Jamie123
Don't know what your budget is but I don't think...

Don't know what your budget is but I don't think any of the Epson Flatbeds are a good buy when you're doing primarily 35mm.

I have an Epson V850 aswell as a Nikon 9000ED. For medium format I...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 12-07-2018
Replies: 54
Views: 2,243
Posted By Jamie123
I think what's confusing you is that "they" are...

I think what's confusing you is that "they" are at times using the pronoun "we" referring to the legal entity that is Supersense and at other times they mean "we" as in the actual people...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 11-27-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 914
Posted By Jamie123
I used to have a Bessa III years ago when it came...

I used to have a Bessa III years ago when it came out and I did once have a roll with some blank frames where the shutter didn't fire. Now that I think back, it was in winter outside while it was...
Forum: RFF News 11-12-2018
Replies: 169
Views: 10,722
Posted By Jamie123
They could sell a 1mp camera for $100'000 and it...

They could sell a 1mp camera for $100'000 and it still wouldn't be a scam so long as they deliver what they promise for the price they advertise.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-24-2018
Replies: 445
Views: 14,633
Posted By Jamie123
Maybe it's a bit OCD but doesn't it seem that it...

Maybe it's a bit OCD but doesn't it seem that it would be very frustrating to have your finger on a "lever" and never be able to pull it through?
Forum: Film vs Digital 10-22-2018
Replies: 67
Views: 2,633
Posted By Jamie123
That's mostly an American thing, though. Where I...

That's mostly an American thing, though. Where I live, I don't know anyone who can't shift. (The reason being, that if you take the driver's test on an automatic you're just allowed to drive...
Forum: RFF News 10-20-2018
Replies: 169
Views: 10,722
Posted By Jamie123
Also, all the product shots seem to have a very...

Also, all the product shots seem to have a very wide lens attached (like 21mm) which would be an odd choice to use in an advert for a camera with a FF sensor.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-19-2018
Replies: 38
Views: 1,819
Posted By Jamie123
It's got to be bad if even Dr. Evil is...

It's got to be bad if even Dr. Evil is complaining about it!
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 07-22-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 1,392
Posted By Jamie123
To be fair, though, your description of what this...

To be fair, though, your description of what this process entails does sound a bit impractical an uneconomical for me personally. But of course, if you're working in a commercial lab and printing for...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 07-22-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 1,392
Posted By Jamie123
That's interesting to hear and makes even more of...

That's interesting to hear and makes even more of a case for there being artistic freedom in color printing! I personally haven't experimented much dodging and burning with color and have only seen...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 07-22-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 1,392
Posted By Jamie123
Dear Roger, Thanks for the link! I have no doubt...

Dear Roger,

Thanks for the link! I have no doubt you're right. Like I said, I've never actually used one and maybe impractical was the wrong word. What I meant was that from what I heard they...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 07-22-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 1,392
Posted By Jamie123
I've never used one but from what I've heard...

I've never used one but from what I've heard they're not very practical at all so I'd personally not bother with a color analyzer. What I'd recommend, though, is getting something that's called...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 07-22-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 1,392
Posted By Jamie123
I respectfully disagree. While it's certainly...

I respectfully disagree. While it's certainly correct that b&w printing gives you more creative freedom, it's not true at all that color printing is formulaic. The choice of exposure time and what...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-28-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 1,071
Posted By Jamie123
The convention is that you cut 6x6 in strips of 3...

The convention is that you cut 6x6 in strips of 3 frames so you get one roll of film per negative sleeve page (and therefore on a single page when contact printing).

You wrote "it's almost as if...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 09-10-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 2,161
Posted By Jamie123
The biggest difference is probably that it has a...

The biggest difference is probably that it has a proper optical finder instead of a clear plastic window like the 210 has.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-04-2014
Replies: 63
Views: 8,817
Posted By Jamie123
The difference between reflected and emitted...

The difference between reflected and emitted light of the same intensity is purely philosophical. Looking at the sun through a polished mirror hurts my eyes just the same as looking at it directly.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-04-2014
Replies: 63
Views: 8,817
Posted By Jamie123
Contrary to popular belief, the phrase "survival...

Contrary to popular belief, the phrase "survival of the fittest" doesn't come from Darwin and it's arguably a poor representation of his theory of natural selection.
It's silly to say that human...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-04-2014
Replies: 63
Views: 8,817
Posted By Jamie123
I'm not quite sure what the argument is here so...

I'm not quite sure what the argument is here so maybe you could clarify your point. Are you talking about a physiological exhaustion of the eyes or are you talking about "mental" (for lack of a...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 07-25-2014
Replies: 95
Views: 17,507
Posted By Jamie123
I don't think it matters much whether you get...

I don't think it matters much whether you get scans from the 848 or the X5 but both are definitely better than the V600. Even on a screen I can easily see the difference between scans from an X5 and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-13-2014
Replies: 35
Views: 3,942
Posted By Jamie123
First, you have to remember that the price for...

First, you have to remember that the price for the Gursky was achieved on the secondary market. Gursky's not actually asking for $4M for his prints. The high price for the Rhein II picture was...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-26-2014
Replies: 57
Views: 4,970
Posted By Jamie123
I would stop if I could.

I would stop if I could.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 06-23-2014
Replies: 48
Views: 5,821
Posted By Jamie123
I don't mean to attack you but even if I were to...

I don't mean to attack you but even if I were to believe that you can tell a difference, unless you can actually describe the differences in style, how do you know that what you're perceiving is not...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 06-21-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 1,367
Posted By Jamie123
If I were you I'd have them framed with high...

If I were you I'd have them framed with high quality anti-reflective glass. Unless the pictures are hanged by a large window this glass will be nearly invisible.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-09-2014
Replies: 184
Views: 77,492
Posted By Jamie123
It is indeed subjective. I think what many fail...

It is indeed subjective. I think what many fail to realize is that often the theoretical explanation why something is good or meaningful comes after the recognition of the quality of the work. In...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-08-2014
Replies: 184
Views: 77,492
Posted By Jamie123
Other than the absurdity of comparing artists to...

Other than the absurdity of comparing artists to jockeys (in my understanding jockeys do not birth horses) the analogy is simply so silly an inaccurate that it's hard to know where to begin. If...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-04-2014
Replies: 184
Views: 77,492
Posted By Jamie123
I fully agree with Roger here. Besides, the OP...

I fully agree with Roger here. Besides, the OP makes it sound like being an artist is some sort of welfare scheme where one can just 'tick boxes' of curators and automatically the money flows, when,...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-04-2014
Replies: 184
Views: 77,492
Posted By Jamie123
What do you find tedious, the article or the art?...

What do you find tedious, the article or the art? I've not read the article but it seems quite clear to me that the single photographs are not really representative of the artists' work. I suspect...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-02-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 4,951
Posted By Jamie123
Well, I don't know if the argument that it's...

Well, I don't know if the argument that it's amateurish could be reasonably maintained as a lot of high end contemporary art photography is presented that way. As an example, here are a few pictures...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-02-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 4,951
Posted By Jamie123
Haha, yeah, I know. I printed some images large...

Haha, yeah, I know. I printed some images large because it's important that they are close to life-size. Whether they will fit on the walls of my one-bedroom apartment is another question...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-02-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 4,951
Posted By Jamie123
Thanks, that does sound like a good idea. I will...

Thanks, that does sound like a good idea. I will also try to get more information at the frame store as I'm sure they know how one usually goes about this.
I definitely do not want to face-mount the...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-02-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 4,951
Posted By Jamie123
Thanks! I've already started looking into...

Thanks! I've already started looking into different mounting services in my city and it seems like I could get it done at a reasonable price. What's the main advantage of aluminium or wood as opposed...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-02-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 4,951
Posted By Jamie123
Thanks everyone for the replies so far. It's...

Thanks everyone for the replies so far. It's important that the large prints are borderless and I want to put them in 'regular' wooden frames with glass, so face-mounting on plexiglass or similar...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-01-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 4,951
Posted By Jamie123
How to frame large prints

I'm having a few digital C-prints done at varying sizes up to 100x80cm and I'm a bit unsure about the framing. If I want to frame a picture of that size with no mat, do I just press it between the...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-13-2014
Replies: 318
Views: 25,659
Posted By Jamie123
Yes, that's what I said.

Yes, that's what I said.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-12-2014
Replies: 318
Views: 25,659
Posted By Jamie123
What's your point? Referring to my statement as...

What's your point? Referring to my statement as 'preposterous' doesn't make it so. It makes very much sense. You've provided no arguments against what I was saying.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-12-2014
Replies: 318
Views: 25,659
Posted By Jamie123
You're missing the point. Photographers for the...

You're missing the point. Photographers for the most part don't have any more experience in looking at pictures than non-photographers. People browse the web, watch tv, read magazines, newspapers,...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-12-2014
Replies: 318
Views: 25,659
Posted By Jamie123
The analogy was actually one between birds and...

The analogy was actually one between birds and photography, not ornithology and photography but nevermind. It was a tongue-in-cheek way of saying that a text about something need not necessarily be...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-12-2014
Replies: 318
Views: 25,659
Posted By Jamie123
Just ignore all the anti-intellectual advice here...

Just ignore all the anti-intellectual advice here that will tell you to avoid certain texts. Acquiring knowledge and being exposed to different points of view never hurt anyone. Just realize that...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-11-2014
Replies: 318
Views: 25,659
Posted By Jamie123
All good suggestions and I would also add Walter...

All good suggestions and I would also add Walter Benjamin's "Brief History of Photography".

Michael Fried's "Why Photography Matters as Art as Never Before" is worth a read, and so is James Elkins'...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-27-2014
Replies: 82
Views: 8,680
Posted By Jamie123
No, it does not change the problem you speak of...

No, it does not change the problem you speak of but it does change whether or not that is actually the problem that leads to the issues we're talking about.
It's certainly true that a lot of people...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-27-2014
Replies: 82
Views: 8,680
Posted By Jamie123
Well, firstly, you're not providing "the"...

Well, firstly, you're not providing "the" dictionary definition but a dictionary definition. But ok, here's another definition from Wikipedia: "Stupidity is a lack of intelligence, understanding,...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-27-2014
Replies: 82
Views: 8,680
Posted By Jamie123
I would say that stupidity is probably a...

I would say that stupidity is probably a relational property that can apply to someone or something in a certain context. If you give me the wrong instructions and I can reasonably be expected to...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-27-2014
Replies: 82
Views: 8,680
Posted By Jamie123
Not sure if that distinction holds up. It seems...

Not sure if that distinction holds up. It seems to me that the adjective "stupid" is generally used for people or their actions where the displayed lack of intelligence cannot be justified by an...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-26-2014
Replies: 82
Views: 8,680
Posted By Jamie123
I don't quite understand the difference between...

I don't quite understand the difference between stupidity and a lack of critical thinking skills but that's not really important as my comment still applies. My point was that I don't necessarily...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-26-2014
Replies: 82
Views: 8,680
Posted By Jamie123
I have to disagree here. I think 'youngsters'...

I have to disagree here. I think 'youngsters' aren't as stupid as you think. I think for the most part they have a pretty good idea of what is and isn't healthy or at least just as good of an idea as...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-24-2014
Replies: 82
Views: 8,680
Posted By Jamie123
Of course they're all symptoms of the same...

Of course they're all symptoms of the same problem which I think, at the risk of sounding Marxist, is capitalist ideology. And I'm somewhat bored by the whole discussion about women's body issues as...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 02-13-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 4,012
Posted By Jamie123
Looks nice! Just my personal opinion, but you...

Looks nice! Just my personal opinion, but you might want to consider slowing down the posting of new articles to a rate that you can consistently keep up in the future. Otherwise people get used to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-30-2014
Replies: 121
Views: 7,903
Posted By Jamie123
Oh yeah, that bygone era when women knew to shut...

Oh yeah, that bygone era when women knew to shut up when a man was talking and people of color accepted their place in society as second class citizens. Those good ol' times.
But hey, I guess people...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-30-2014
Replies: 121
Views: 7,903
Posted By Jamie123
I truly don't think it's malicious, though. In my...

I truly don't think it's malicious, though. In my experience it's not so much a lack of respect as it is a lack of understanding. That's why I don't think it helps to give simplistic answers and just...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-29-2014
Replies: 121
Views: 7,903
Posted By Jamie123
Roger, I'm afraid to say your argument is on thin...

Roger, I'm afraid to say your argument is on thin ground. Firstly, your definition is overinclusive. I could think of quite a few cases where I take something that belongs to someone else and use it...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-29-2014
Replies: 121
Views: 7,903
Posted By Jamie123
I happen to be of the opinion that copyright...

I happen to be of the opinion that copyright infringement is not stealing. Mind you, I'm not saying it's not bad, but it's different.

The concept of ownership itself is already somewhat of an...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-28-2014
Replies: 121
Views: 7,903
Posted By Jamie123
Some days I like to pretend ;)

Some days I like to pretend ;)
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-28-2014
Replies: 121
Views: 7,903
Posted By Jamie123
Oh believe me, Roger, I'm quite unintellectual :)

Oh believe me, Roger, I'm quite unintellectual :)
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-27-2014
Replies: 121
Views: 7,903
Posted By Jamie123
And here I thought the use of the word...

And here I thought the use of the word "bourgeois" in my first post was a dead giveaway that I was being facetious.

But on a more serious note, I think this whole thread is utterly useless. It's...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-27-2014
Replies: 121
Views: 7,903
Posted By Jamie123
Welfare mostly. And I steal food and clothes from...

Welfare mostly. And I steal food and clothes from stores when I need them. I don't really believe in private property at all.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-27-2014
Replies: 121
Views: 7,903
Posted By Jamie123
No, I'm very intellectual but my intellect is not...

No, I'm very intellectual but my intellect is not my property, it's my gift to the world.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-27-2014
Replies: 121
Views: 7,903
Posted By Jamie123
Personally I believe that intellectual property...

Personally I believe that intellectual property is a bourgeois concept and any type of infringement against it is an act of civil disobedience that should be lauded.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-10-2013
Replies: 40
Views: 3,200
Posted By Jamie123
Don't go by what gets good feedback, go by what...

Don't go by what gets good feedback, go by what you like. Don't take any advice from strangers. If you want proper feedback for your work, try finding a few people whose sensibilities you share...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 10-27-2013
Replies: 81
Views: 11,634
Posted By Jamie123
Image quality is one reason but most of all I use...

Image quality is one reason but most of all I use LF because the camera forces me to make a series of conscious decisions in order to arrive at an image.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-22-2013
Replies: 102
Views: 13,142
Posted By Jamie123
This thread has really just been a collection of...

This thread has really just been a collection of (mostly American) gender stereotypes. I don't even mean this in a judgemental way but it's funny to observe that most of what is considered typical...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 10-07-2013
Replies: 38
Views: 4,776
Posted By Jamie123
I use a Jobo 2521 with the 2509n 4x5 reel that...

I use a Jobo 2521 with the 2509n 4x5 reel that takes 6 sheets. I now go to a friend's house to use his Jobo Processor and it works very nicely but I've also just rolled the drum on the table in the...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-24-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 2,688
Posted By Jamie123
Just aim your camera at what you want to take...

Just aim your camera at what you want to take pictures of. As others have said, don't waste your time thinking about genres, especially since you say you have no interest in commercial photography...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-24-2013
Replies: 79
Views: 6,958
Posted By Jamie123
I don't look at pictures in the gallery section...

I don't look at pictures in the gallery section but it seems a bit problematic to make such allegations based on what you personally perceive to be of artistic value.
Forum: Off Topic 09-18-2013
Replies: 191
Views: 17,088
Posted By Jamie123
Whether or not the victim got over the crime is...

Whether or not the victim got over the crime is rather irrelevant when it comes to passing moral judment on what he did. And if regretting the crime is enough to get absolved for one's acts then I...
Forum: Off Topic 09-18-2013
Replies: 191
Views: 17,088
Posted By Jamie123
What are the mitigating circumstances in this...

What are the mitigating circumstances in this case, though? He had numerous chances to state his case in various interviews and his basic defense has always been that she was a slut and she wanted it...
Forum: Off Topic 09-18-2013
Replies: 191
Views: 17,088
Posted By Jamie123
He does openly admit to having had intercourse...

He does openly admit to having had intercourse with a 13 year old, though. What's there to be skeptical about??
Forum: Off Topic 09-16-2013
Replies: 191
Views: 17,088
Posted By Jamie123
I completely agree that it's not the same, I was...

I completely agree that it's not the same, I was just surprised that no one had brought it up so far :)

I think in Allen's case the creepiness has worn off a bit now that they've been together for...
Forum: Off Topic 09-16-2013
Replies: 191
Views: 17,088
Posted By Jamie123
I'm surprised nobody has brought up Woody Allen...

I'm surprised nobody has brought up Woody Allen and his wife/daughter :D
Forum: Off Topic 09-16-2013
Replies: 191
Views: 17,088
Posted By Jamie123
Possibly, although I think mostly it's just too...

Possibly, although I think mostly it's just too boring to carry on this thread. I think we can all agree that child abuse is bad, that doing bad things not necessarily make someone a bad artist and,...
Forum: Off Topic 09-16-2013
Replies: 191
Views: 17,088
Posted By Jamie123
It doesn't surprise me that she doesn't...

It doesn't surprise me that she doesn't appreciate being identified as a rape victim by the media for the rest of her life and, if I'm not mistaken, she also received a large sum from Polanski as...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-28-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 8,948
Posted By Jamie123
Yes, that seems to be the case. From what I...

Yes, that seems to be the case. From what I understand the film has a lot more latitude than a regular still-photography emulsion so exposing it as ISO800 is just a standard recommendation.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-27-2013
Replies: 58
Views: 7,098
Posted By Jamie123
All true but not everything an artist does can be...

All true but not everything an artist does can be profitable. Photobooks are usually labors of love, even for very well known photographers. Besides, it's not like you can make a book every three...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-27-2013
Replies: 58
Views: 7,098
Posted By Jamie123
Why do artists make art? Surely not only in order...

Why do artists make art? Surely not only in order to make a profit, right?
Also, making a profit means spending 10k and earning more than 10k. That's probably a tall order. But recouping some if not...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-27-2013
Replies: 58
Views: 7,098
Posted By Jamie123
I love the idea of artists' book, I just never...

I love the idea of artists' book, I just never had the chance (or money) to buy one. I would love one of Raymond Meeks' artist books but can't drop $1k+ on a single book :)
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-27-2013
Replies: 58
Views: 7,098
Posted By Jamie123
I think that's an easy one to answer. There...

I think that's an easy one to answer. There isn't. As far as I know even well known established photographers don't make a dime on photobooks (I'm talking artists' monographs, not coffee table...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-27-2013
Replies: 58
Views: 7,098
Posted By Jamie123
Another thing I would do is check out other...

Another thing I would do is check out other self-published titles, see which ones you like best qualitywise and then look by whom it was printed. Judging by the information on your website I assume...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-27-2013
Replies: 58
Views: 7,098
Posted By Jamie123
Fair enough, although I would argue that, even if...

Fair enough, although I would argue that, even if it's 'only' a 25% difference in price, the difference between the 300 and the 1000 print run is still $2500. That's quite a bit of money.

Another...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-27-2013
Replies: 58
Views: 7,098
Posted By Jamie123
Selling even a tenth of your intended print run...

Selling even a tenth of your intended print run through pre-sales will be quite a tall order. Just remember that there are loads of other photographers trying to fund their project through...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 08-17-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 1,633
Posted By Jamie123
Look at the negs. If it's a light leak it will...

Look at the negs. If it's a light leak it will not be limited to the frame.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-17-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,799
Posted By Jamie123
There are labs that will create a large format...

There are labs that will create a large format neg from your digital files. Just find one in your vicinity. I know a black and white lab near me that exposes digital files on either 4x5 or 8x10...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-15-2013
Replies: 95
Views: 5,790
Posted By Jamie123
The problem is that art history is a construct of...

The problem is that art history is a construct of what artworks are recognised when and by whom. No art is inherently good or bad. What is good yesterday might be bad today and good again tomorrow....
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 08-13-2013
Replies: 202
Views: 17,100
Posted By Jamie123
We called them nerds and beat the sh**t out of...

We called them nerds and beat the sh**t out of them!
Just kidding of course! :)

Where I grew up there's actually no such thing as a hall monitor/prefect, etc. The very idea that there should be...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 08-13-2013
Replies: 202
Views: 17,100
Posted By Jamie123
As I already said in the other thread, you...

As I already said in the other thread, you unquestionably were rude. Anyone can go and read it. It boggles the mind how you still don't realize it.

That being said, I did find the "I'll be watching...
Forum: RFF Polls 08-13-2013
Replies: 80
Views: 41,967
Posted By Jamie123
I usually scan the whole page of negs on my Epson...

I usually scan the whole page of negs on my Epson 4990 flatbed as a 'digital contact'. I mainly use it for selection, though, so I don't worry that much about quality at this stage (there can be some...
Forum: RFF Polls 08-13-2013
Replies: 80
Views: 41,967
Posted By Jamie123
It is indeed plain destructive to shred...

It is indeed plain destructive to shred negatives. That's actually the point of shredding something. Destruction is not inherently bad, though.

I'm sure Godfrey very much appreciates your heartfelt...
Forum: RFF Polls 08-13-2013
Replies: 80
Views: 41,967
Posted By Jamie123
Yes, I think it's fair to say that that's...

Yes, I think it's fair to say that that's insulting. You basically called him stupid. And "completely insane".

I personally would never destroy my negs and if you asked me if I thought it was a...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 08-12-2013
Replies: 191
Views: 102,191
Posted By Jamie123
Roger left? I can't help but be happy for him....

Roger left? I can't help but be happy for him. Finally he kicked this nasty habit! It gives me hope that maybe one day I, too, will be able to stop wasting my time in front of the screen getting into...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-11-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 8,948
Posted By Jamie123
CineStill

Has anyone tried this stuff yet? http://www.cinestillfilm.com/

Apparently it's the Kodak Vision 3 500T movie stock but with the Remjet coating already removed so it can be processed regularly as...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 08-09-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 1,886
Posted By Jamie123
Raising the light levels in the background by...

Raising the light levels in the background by using flash would probably not solve the problem completely as he would most likely still blow out the highlights on the pink light (or underexpose so...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 08-09-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 1,886
Posted By Jamie123
Am I right to assume that your main concern is...

Am I right to assume that your main concern is not the mixture of light colors, as the other posters have been addressing, but the varying levels of light intensity? In other words you're worried...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-07-2013
Replies: 86
Views: 8,026
Posted By Jamie123
I think this still applies today. People don't...

I think this still applies today. People don't seem to have a problem with photographers going to third world countries and taking poor people in all kinds of situations that we would consider...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 08-07-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 3,570
Posted By Jamie123
That''s what I fear. I would love to make...

That''s what I fear. I would love to make C-prints from my negs but I just don't think I have the time it would take to become decent at it.

There are actually quite a few labs in my town that will...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 08-07-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 3,570
Posted By Jamie123
I guess no answer is just as good an answer :)

I guess no answer is just as good an answer :)
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 08-07-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 4,432
Posted By Jamie123
I think you have to have them custom built and I...

I think you have to have them custom built and I know some fine art labs that will do that but I don't think there's a ready-made product that you can buy. I guess if it's just for fun and it doesn't...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-07-2013
Replies: 86
Views: 8,026
Posted By Jamie123
Of course the photo series is creepy. Isn't that...

Of course the photo series is creepy. Isn't that the point of it? I actually feel just as creepy if I look inside the windows of the house across from mine even without taking a picture. One gives up...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 08-07-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 4,432
Posted By Jamie123
Ilfochrome was actually only discontinued in...

Ilfochrome was actually only discontinued in 2012. I would say that it's a shame but then again, I've never actually used it. Just too expensive for me.

Also, if you want to make light boxes like...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 08-05-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 3,570
Posted By Jamie123
Does anyone here do color printing?

I've never done any darkroom printing myself but I've recently become somewhat interested in it especially for 4x5. However, I'd actually be more interested in doing color prints than black and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-03-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,765
Posted By Jamie123
It's obviously an image taken on film with a...

It's obviously an image taken on film with a 500-series Hasselblad. I don't know why anyone would think otherwise. Yes, I know that sometimes cheesy magazines will use a fake film frame but I've yet...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-03-2013
Replies: 42
Views: 5,090
Posted By Jamie123
That's what I thought, too. Honestly I don't...

That's what I thought, too. Honestly I don't really get what the problem is. If the OP is tired if reading about gear he should stop doing so. But that doesn't really have anything to do with...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 08-03-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 2,820
Posted By Jamie123
I have a Chamonix and it's great. Very light and...

I have a Chamonix and it's great. Very light and versatile. In fact, I just compared the weight of it to a Polaroid 110A that I have and they're more or less the same weight. I'm sure the 4x5 mod is...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-03-2013
Replies: 42
Views: 5,090
Posted By Jamie123
There's plenty of very good photography magazines...

There's plenty of very good photography magazines that don't deal with equipment. The newly re-launched Aperture Magazine is very good. Foam is also supposed to be good but I haven't checked out an...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 08-02-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 4,432
Posted By Jamie123
This I don't know but, as CNNY said, most of the...

This I don't know but, as CNNY said, most of the comps are from the 90s and 00s. They are also some of the largest panels so I assume that also had to do with what newer technology made...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 08-01-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 4,432
Posted By Jamie123
I know this thread is somewhat dated but I'll...

I know this thread is somewhat dated but I'll still chime in. I'm quite a fan of Wall's work and have read/listened to quite a lot of interviews, lectures and theoretical texts by and/or about his...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-28-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 1,465
Posted By Jamie123
Check out the link he provided in his first post....

Check out the link he provided in his first post. Plenty of pictures there. The seal is, as rangefinderfreak noted, a piece of foam that's wrapped in a piece of plastic. Sometimes, due to wear or...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-22-2013
Replies: 51
Views: 4,376
Posted By Jamie123
I would try to get on the buyer's good side and...

I would try to get on the buyer's good side and ask him to just pay for the item price, but keep the amount you charged for shipping since you took so long to send it.

How was your communication...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-21-2013
Replies: 53
Views: 4,169
Posted By Jamie123
Lack of confidence and self-esteem is indeed a...

Lack of confidence and self-esteem is indeed a big reason for why people fail (not just in photography but in general). But it is a very particular kind of failure, i.e. the failure to realize one's...
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 07-20-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 4,195
Posted By Jamie123
I actually bought the DVD a few years ago. Sure,...

I actually bought the DVD a few years ago. Sure, you'll only watch it once, sure it's a bit more than a ticket to the movie theatre (not much) but hey, the guys who made it need to make some money,...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-20-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 2,047
Posted By Jamie123
The bullentin board or a studio it fits in? :)

The bullentin board or a studio it fits in? :)
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-20-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 2,047
Posted By Jamie123
I have the same feeling when I get my negs back...

I have the same feeling when I get my negs back from the lab. The problem is that I'm then comparing my expectations of what I thought the image would look like with that the image actually turned...
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 07-20-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 4,195
Posted By Jamie123
You can buy it as a DVD.

You can buy it as a DVD.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-19-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 2,047
Posted By Jamie123
Yes, I agree, there's no one solution that fits...

Yes, I agree, there's no one solution that fits all. I'm also not too convinced that living with one's work is a good test for whether or not the work holds up. Maybe it's just a test for whether or...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-19-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 2,047
Posted By Jamie123
It might just turn out that that particular image...

It might just turn out that that particular image doesn't work at that particular size. And a photo removed from the context of its original project might not work at all but that doesn't mean the...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-17-2013
Replies: 188
Views: 14,739
Posted By Jamie123
I've read it ages ago and if I remember...

I've read it ages ago and if I remember correctly, I didn't have too much trouble making some sense of (some of) it. There are other philosophical texts I find much harder to understand.
That being...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-16-2013
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Posted By Jamie123
No, she was using it as a figure of speech.

No, she was using it as a figure of speech.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-16-2013
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Views: 14,739
Posted By Jamie123
Well, yes, that's exactly my view. Like I said, I...

Well, yes, that's exactly my view. Like I said, I personally can't be bothered with Sontag. But I also can't say it's BS.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-16-2013
Replies: 188
Views: 14,739
Posted By Jamie123
I'm not particularly fond of Susan Sontag's...

I'm not particularly fond of Susan Sontag's writing but come on, people, how about not acting intentionally dense? Obviously she's not using 'murder' in a literal meaning but as a figure of speech....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-15-2013
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Views: 8,312
Posted By Jamie123
The prices for Fuji E-6 actually just went up...

The prices for Fuji E-6 actually just went up recently. A 20 sheet pack is about $70 now at BadgerGraphic but a few months ago it was only $42 which was cheaper than C-41.

In any case, I think...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-15-2013
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Views: 8,312
Posted By Jamie123
Not really. I have processed 4x5 film, both color...

Not really. I have processed 4x5 film, both color (c-41) and b&w in a friend's JOBO processor many times with no problems. And I wasn't even using the Expert Drums. Why do you think color sheet film...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-14-2013
Replies: 170
Views: 16,935
Posted By Jamie123
My point was not to diminish Bob Richardson's...

My point was not to diminish Bob Richardson's work but to point out that apparently Terry Richardson's part in keeping his father's legacy alive is not to be underestimated.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-14-2013
Replies: 170
Views: 16,935
Posted By Jamie123
I can only go by what's available on the internet...

I can only go by what's available on the internet but apparently Bob left the family when Terry was 4 and he grew up on welfare with his stepfather and his disabled mother. It seems that Bob, then in...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-14-2013
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Views: 16,935
Posted By Jamie123
Firstly, no, I live in Europe, not the US. And...

Firstly, no, I live in Europe, not the US. And secondly, quite a few of my friends are working models or work "in the field". I do some work every now and then but wouldn't say I "work in the field"....
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-14-2013
Replies: 170
Views: 16,935
Posted By Jamie123
If it wasn't for Terry Bob would probably have...

If it wasn't for Terry Bob would probably have died homeless on the streets. Terry was also the editor for the big (and only?) Bob Richardson book that came out a few years back.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-14-2013
Replies: 170
Views: 16,935
Posted By Jamie123
What's your point?? What I do or do not think...

What's your point?? What I do or do not think doesn't change anything about Helmut Newton's comment.

And, no, his work hasn't changed much in the last 10 years and I find it quite boring and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-14-2013
Replies: 170
Views: 16,935
Posted By Jamie123
Nope. I'm very much on topic. You don't get to...

Nope. I'm very much on topic. You don't get to scream "OT" whenever you run out of arguments.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-14-2013
Replies: 170
Views: 16,935
Posted By Jamie123
That's total BS. Female models' careers are...

That's total BS. Female models' careers are mostly short lived and most of them have no chance of ever making it big and they know it. They wouldn't have much to lose by speaking out. The fact is,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-14-2013
Replies: 170
Views: 16,935
Posted By Jamie123
Where do you see a legal argument? I'm merely...

Where do you see a legal argument? I'm merely trying to make clear that, if you actually read the articles, there's no way in which any reasonable and moderately intelligent person can classify his...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-14-2013
Replies: 170
Views: 16,935
Posted By Jamie123
It is certainly not a slight to TR's work. He was...

It is certainly not a slight to TR's work. He was asked what contemporary photographers he likes and specifically mentions TR. It would be different if he was asked about TR and made that comment but...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-14-2013
Replies: 170
Views: 16,935
Posted By Jamie123
Oh really? Did you actually read the links on...

Oh really? Did you actually read the links on blogs where they talk about his behaviour? They basically all quote the exact same girl named Jamie Peck, an American amateur model who was 19 at the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-14-2013
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Views: 16,935
Posted By Jamie123
Often there's quite a bit more money in it if you...

Often there's quite a bit more money in it if you go public first and then make the defendent pay for you to shut up.


Sure, but there's still a big difference between being a [creep?] and being a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-14-2013
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Views: 16,935
Posted By Jamie123
It's not just female models that are constantly...

It's not just female models that are constantly hit on, it's also male models. And lots of male models who are straight are often talked into engaging in homoerotic activities (to put it lightly) on...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-13-2013
Replies: 170
Views: 16,935
Posted By Jamie123
Ha, you're right! Apologies on my part. I...

Ha, you're right! Apologies on my part. I confused the word with persuasion, English not being my first language and all.

In any case, though, you'll find that none of the articles uses the word...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-13-2013
Replies: 170
Views: 16,935
Posted By Jamie123
I'd venture to say that quite a lot more people...

I'd venture to say that quite a lot more people are interested in fashion photography than any other genre of photography. Why? Because that's what people see in ads and magazines. Sure, a lot of the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-13-2013
Replies: 170
Views: 16,935
Posted By Jamie123
Exactly! If any of those models had a good case...

Exactly! If any of those models had a good case against him they'd sue him in a heartbeat. But none of them actually accuse him of rape. 'Coercion' is not rape and equating the two is a slap in the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-13-2013
Replies: 170
Views: 16,935
Posted By Jamie123
He's arguably the most successful fashion...

He's arguably the most successful fashion photographer of today. If you're not interested in contemporary fashion photography you may not have heard of him, otherwise he's a pretty big name.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 07-11-2013
Replies: 52
Views: 4,719
Posted By Jamie123
I would move out of my comfort zone.

I would move out of my comfort zone.
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