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Forum: Photography General Interest 6 Hours Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 471
Posted By Prest_400
Or go 6x9 with a Texas Leica and bring that...

Or go 6x9 with a Texas Leica and bring that number to 8 frames/roll!


I am very mindful when using medium format and try to make each frame shot count as good. Not always happens. I find myself...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Day Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 302
Posted By Prest_400
I use fixer at 1+4 both for film an paper. Always...

I use fixer at 1+4 both for film an paper. Always reused, first for film but then I rotate it towards prints. I did have to dispose of 1L after a few rolls and quite a few 24x30 prints... Used the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 64
Views: 1,666
Posted By Prest_400
I have an EM5 (which 2012 is old in today's...

I have an EM5 (which 2012 is old in today's terms) and a 35-100 f2.8 that's equivalent to the classic telephoto zoom. Shot a fair bunch of concerts, as an amateur, and the results are glorious....
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-09-2019
Replies: 64
Views: 6,521
Posted By Prest_400
I knew Acros and TMY have a lowered ble response....

I knew Acros and TMY have a lowered ble response. I got asked about the skies and fikters on some Acros frames which are actually unfiltered.
I have a stash of Delta 100 which I feel has natural...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-08-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,573
Posted By Prest_400
All my m43 were gotten as bargains. I purchased...

All my m43 were gotten as bargains.

I purchased an EPL2 new with its kit lens for 200€ in 2012 and it's still going strong, IIRC it is the same sensor as in the EPL1. A year ago I purchased a Lumix...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-08-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,359
Posted By Prest_400
Not really into watches. I'm quite satisfied...

Not really into watches. I'm quite satisfied about how reliable and lasting the cheap and 80's Casios, such as the F91w are. Mine survived long dips into sea and wearing it predated the times of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-21-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 608
Posted By Prest_400
This will be an interesting thread as I tend to...

This will be an interesting thread as I tend to be on the fence.
Lately been shooting mostly just medium format B&W. Finally after many years I've secured access to a community darkroom and it is a...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 07-21-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 656
Posted By Prest_400
Just noticed we have a subforum for the P&S...

Just noticed we have a subforum for the P&S 35mm.


I am longing for thrift store surfing, but have to wait at least a week as all the ones in my are are closed for summer holidays. Usually nothing...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 07-19-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 842
Posted By Prest_400
This thread and the ongoing discussion about AF...

This thread and the ongoing discussion about AF SLRs is firing my GAS... Specially in summer where a "battle camera" to keep and use in non ideal conditions is welcome.

These results are sharp,...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-19-2019
Replies: 212
Views: 7,821
Posted By Prest_400
Very much agree. Come to think of it, the cameras...

Very much agree. Come to think of it, the cameras need to eat as well.
But in some terms, think of it. One of these SLRs with a 50mm is a very solid and high quality choice. No Leica but the 50mm f2...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-19-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 489
Posted By Prest_400
Fuji 6x9 user here! I settled on ISO400 choices...

Fuji 6x9 user here! I settled on ISO400 choices mostly:

HP5 as a good allround B&W. Timeless and bulletproof, souped in HC110. Bonus is that in europe the pricing is quite good, and appreciated by...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-12-2019
Replies: 212
Views: 7,821
Posted By Prest_400
Yesterday I was out dipping into water and...

Yesterday I was out dipping into water and sometimes I like the point of view from it, so I tend to have a "not very valuable" camera handy for that purpose... Usually it has been a Nikon AF SLR, F80...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 06-29-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 984
Posted By Prest_400
I got perfectly good results with a GW690 at...

I got perfectly good results with a GW690 at 1/125. Out of habit and confidence I tend to not go below 1/60. I had good frames at 1/15 but I'm not that confident.


Yesterday I went canoeing (for a...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-20-2019
Replies: 169
Views: 5,818
Posted By Prest_400
Huss, this frame is amazing. I've been lurking...

Huss, this frame is amazing. I've been lurking the NLP and "camera scanning" talk for long and these are absolutely amazing results.
Doesn't look like the cheapest Fujicolor. Well, of course because...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-12-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,165
Posted By Prest_400
I have a 22-25L backpack with 2 sections that can...

I have a 22-25L backpack with 2 sections that can fit both my Medium format (GW690) and a m43 with the 35-100 with space for some light provisions, film and a 35mm P&S. Yep, carried all of it a few...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-07-2019
Replies: 101
Views: 21,000
Posted By Prest_400
I started to try Fomapan in 120 as in Europe it...

I started to try Fomapan in 120 as in Europe it is the most economic film. An incentive was being gifted a Holga, for which I feel even Ilford film is luxurious. The 100 worked well with it on a...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-24-2019
Replies: 82
Views: 3,288
Posted By Prest_400
I'm seeing the man playing live next week, quite...

I'm seeing the man playing live next week, quite excited. However, don't quite share the taste for camera finishes...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-20-2019
Replies: 123
Views: 3,065
Posted By Prest_400
It can converge towards that, I have what now is...

It can converge towards that, I have what now is called ancient iPhone 6 which has always been a great snapshot tool.


Shooting Medium format and B&W for craft. I have a m43 which I use with a nice...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-17-2019
Replies: 123
Views: 3,065
Posted By Prest_400
At the end of the day it's a tool. I still use...

At the end of the day it's a tool. I still use the phone's camera as if it were another ordinary one. Used to be very convenient to sync its backup whenever it had wifi connectivity, but it seemed to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-16-2019
Replies: 123
Views: 3,065
Posted By Prest_400
I now am reaping the benefits of such a market,...

I now am reaping the benefits of such a market, as a person without much budget I tend to allocate resources towards the film side. Finally upgraded my m43 to an EM5 which I bought off an estate....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-15-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,653
Posted By Prest_400
The only good deals about Lomography is the Color...

The only good deals about Lomography is the Color Neg film, which is about the cheapest one can get. Lomo 800 is quite below the price level of Portra 800 or Cinestill, the other options are on par...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-15-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,402
Posted By Prest_400
As basically only 120 shooter in B&W it tends to...

As basically only 120 shooter in B&W it tends to follow my experience, and there isn't much differential in price from HP5 to other choices.

Fomapan would be the obvious choice. I picked very few...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-11-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 6,693
Posted By Prest_400
Just Kodak. From what I gathered back when...

Just Kodak. From what I gathered back when Ilford's sSimon Galley was active at APUG and some of Adox's Mirko insights is that the industry is better with the large players in. Also that many color...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-09-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 6,693
Posted By Prest_400
So essentially another 30% increase in top of the...

So essentially another 30% increase in top of the April 1st. Are they adjusting to match the prices of Kodak, which in Japan are quite high? I can see how this will roll out worldwide...
Forum: Travel 05-09-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 745
Posted By Prest_400
Can't believe 2015 has been so long, that's when...

Can't believe 2015 has been so long, that's when I visited NYC. However, it was during December (a lucky mild temperature week) so experience should differ. At least, you will have long days.



I...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-30-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 483
Posted By Prest_400
I recall seeing it online quite a long time ago,...

I recall seeing it online quite a long time ago, but I thought it was just a market or distribution packaging difference, should be the same Fompan as the Classic.
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 04-21-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 778
Posted By Prest_400
We had a film/analog only exhibition at the...

We had a film/analog only exhibition at the camera club and I put up 10 Polaroids I took during a holiday home in the Mediterranean.
Mix of BW & color. The former was IP and from your shots, the PO...
Forum: Travel 04-21-2019
Replies: 154
Views: 5,466
Posted By Prest_400
Very late to comment in this thread although I...

Very late to comment in this thread although I have been following and lurking.
Again, really admirable expedition in which you excel in showing your travels, both in writing and photography. That...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-20-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 1,867
Posted By Prest_400
What Film to bring for two week Japan travel

Aside of this circus happening above in the post, tokyocamerastyle posted some film related info in IG stories about kodak prices.

What the * happened when Japan is one of the big film markets? In...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-20-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,687
Posted By Prest_400
Well, for Fuji the bringing back films has not...

Well, for Fuji the bringing back films has not been applied for Reala, Astia and Neopan, amongst others. Glad Instax keeps the machinery running.

And the buggy whip analogy is far from applicable as...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-19-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 6,693
Posted By Prest_400
Quite interesting and unsettling. It does show...

Quite interesting and unsettling. It does show the sourcing issue that Mirko from Adox Fotoimpex put an emphasis in. However, supposedly B&W film is just simpler to manufacture than color film, so...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-19-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 6,693
Posted By Prest_400
Fuji's distribution is also quite interestingly...

Fuji's distribution is also quite interestingly odd. In the US (from seeing the online catalog at B&H) Superia Xtra 400 in 3 packs is about the best bang for the buck. $9.5


160NS was not available...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-18-2019
Replies: 195
Views: 12,502
Posted By Prest_400
I know it's a bit OT and more appropriate for the...

I know it's a bit OT and more appropriate for the GAS thread, but spend those $ on Ektachrome instead! Thinking about the film and processing keeps my GAS at bay.


Ironically, I thought I would...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-15-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,687
Posted By Prest_400
I recall some discussion about new labs in...

I recall some discussion about new labs in Thailand, which attracted a good amount of customers and there was a case where one was much more than just a minilab operation but they also had a rental...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-14-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 6,693
Posted By Prest_400
They rationalised the lines, if it still makes...

They rationalised the lines, if it still makes sense to do occasional runs of still film they will keep on doing it then.



You got mixed up with Superia (Xtra) 400. In the US is very cheap in its...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-14-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 6,693
Posted By Prest_400
The speculation lies in about two tracks: One is...

The speculation lies in about two tracks: One is that they are still doing their batches of C41 and E6 and the price increase of 30% was to reach sustainable levels of income. The other one is that...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-13-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,687
Posted By Prest_400
Indeed Bill. However, what is important here is...

Indeed Bill. However, what is important here is whether this niche is still decreasing or went growing again. The latter is very welcome for the manufacturers.
B&W is no issue given the smaller...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-13-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,687
Posted By Prest_400
It indeed is an interesting discussion. I observe...

It indeed is an interesting discussion. I observe that some models are shifting, observe how the hip labs that work mail order and scan, sending the files through cloud platforms are having good...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-12-2019
Replies: 195
Views: 12,502
Posted By Prest_400
I met up with a local photog who was selling some...

I met up with a local photog who was selling some overstock he had (P400) but told me he had some 120 ektachrome. Too bad I was out of cash and could only grab 1 roll of E100VS and another of E100G....
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 04-11-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 794
Posted By Prest_400
That's looking really fantastic and fresh, 12...

That's looking really fantastic and fresh, 12 year old film!
Lovely flowers there, I miss my Mediterranean spring having moved up North but I have a shot of similar scenery in my archives. Have some...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-08-2019
Replies: 264
Views: 17,627
Posted By Prest_400
Very sad to hear of Roger's passing. Will be...

Very sad to hear of Roger's passing. Will be sorely missed and much strength for Frances.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-07-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,542
Posted By Prest_400
They did produce an APX400 substitute, which was...

They did produce an APX400 substitute, which was shelved after a sold test run in favor of producing CHSII after Efke went bankrupt.
I wonder how easy or hard would it be to put back into production,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-05-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,722
Posted By Prest_400
I find ironic on how resilient film is at Eastman...

I find ironic on how resilient film is at Eastman Kodak. Been the cash cow for many failed ventures and survived an incredible market onslaught through the digital revolution. And there it is....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-05-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,722
Posted By Prest_400
Very much agree. And as Mirko said in his...

Very much agree. And as Mirko said in his keynote, Kodak and Fuji hold the know how of color film. No one else will get up there now and the leap is huge. Downsizing is a challenge, as Kodak has...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-03-2019
Replies: 264
Views: 17,627
Posted By Prest_400
Very unfortunate news, as many here I enjoyed...

Very unfortunate news, as many here I enjoyed learning through his articles and contributions in RFF.
Thanks to Roger and wishing peace.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-27-2019
Replies: 8,962
Views: 875,561
Posted By Prest_400
Reminds me (no political discussion intended) how...

Reminds me (no political discussion intended) how Europe is different, there are college tuitions but far from the really expensive US! Had to google it, but in Europe it's about $12000 a year in the...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-27-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 505
Posted By Prest_400
If only! The Cord V unit I have requires an...

If only! The Cord V unit I have requires an overhaul and focus is off to show the virtues of that Xenar properly.

Vb goes for a nice rate in the market, but knowing its history and by being in the...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-24-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 2,965
Posted By Prest_400
Have an V and it happens specially around frames...

Have an V and it happens specially around frames 4-7. The counter sticks and the interlock blocks advance. Curiously I find that holding the shutter lever after exposure lets advance do its thing,...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-23-2019
Replies: 212
Views: 7,821
Posted By Prest_400
I agree with the rationale. However, part of the...

I agree with the rationale. However, part of the romanticism of shooting film is with manual and classic cameras which have quite a different camera. The latter AF SLRs are quite akin to DSLRs and...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 03-20-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 5,596
Posted By Prest_400
Not up to date with 120 numbering as all the...

Not up to date with 120 numbering as all the cameras I have do not use red window. Isn't it 645, 6x6 and 6x9? IIRC 6x7 is a more recent format (1950s?) and probably all transport was already indexed...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-19-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,542
Posted By Prest_400
I've been following ADOX for quite a long while,...

I've been following ADOX for quite a long while, and their efforts to bring new and legacy products from the ashes. They did infact have an APX400 replacement which did not go past a test release,...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-15-2019
Replies: 212
Views: 7,821
Posted By Prest_400
They are, but OTOH the appeal is not the same as...

They are, but OTOH the appeal is not the same as mechanical cameraa (classic and hip) or P&S (compact and stylish).
An example I have is the nikon F80, which I got rather cheap with a kit zoom. It...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-15-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,412
Posted By Prest_400
For Kodak, 220 would have avoided the imprinting...

For Kodak, 220 would have avoided the imprinting issues on the film as it doesn't have the continuous backing paper. If it wasn't proposed to do a run of it back then, now it won't. The same issue of...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-15-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,412
Posted By Prest_400
I'd say Portra 400 modified would do an Ektar...

I'd say Portra 400 modified would do an Ektar 400, they both share the Vision 3 tech but portra is much more tame... and did away with the NC/VC duality. Given the market, rationalizing both films...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-07-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1,331
Posted By Prest_400
I've got this combo, of which I have to post...

I've got this combo, of which I have to post results when I get to print or scan in the community darkroom. I really like the 40mm as it makes the set up coat pocketable although I'm not shooting...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-01-2019
Replies: 127
Views: 5,722
Posted By Prest_400
Camera was courtesy if ruby.monkey , more thanks...

Camera was courtesy if ruby.monkey , more thanks again! Things like that make this forum great.
I thought it would make a good student circle camera when/if the opportunity...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-01-2019
Replies: 127
Views: 5,722
Posted By Prest_400
I do have an MX with a 40mm adopted from a RFF...

I do have an MX with a 40mm adopted from a RFF giveaway, developed my negs from it but I still have to print or scan those. Prefer much more the huge negs of the Fuji 690 to work in the darkroom.
I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-26-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,369
Posted By Prest_400
Who I noticed being out of the limelight for a...

Who I noticed being out of the limelight for a couple years already is Ken Rockwell. I guess he makes the most nowadays from referring sales from his site.






I used to say to a friend that "in...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 02-13-2019
Replies: 101
Views: 3,360
Posted By Prest_400
I've got a GW690 and it's great. 8-exp a roll...

I've got a GW690 and it's great. 8-exp a roll makes it easier to burn through a ton of 120, or 220 should you have it.

I like the idea of a TLR. Minolta Autocord or perhaps a Rolleicord. I feel the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-30-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 3,880
Posted By Prest_400
This is the Post by Mirko I referred to...

This is the Post by Mirko I referred to earlier:

https://www.photrio.com/forum/threads/tetenal.162786/page-7#post-2149388


By the recent posts here and there, seems like a management buyout is...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-30-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 3,880
Posted By Prest_400
Mirko or Adox/Fotoimpex mentioned that Tetenal...

Mirko or Adox/Fotoimpex mentioned that Tetenal is/was twice the size of Harman! That's over at APUG and the quote might have been picked by Emulsive (the writer posted after him asking for permission...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-29-2019
Replies: 132
Views: 3,254
Posted By Prest_400
Basically that's it. I use it as a P&S and back...

Basically that's it. I use it as a P&S and back it up, but the average consumer may not or it just goes to a cloud storage service that backs up automatically.

It's an interesting concept, of the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-28-2019
Replies: 132
Views: 3,254
Posted By Prest_400
I have a now ancient 2015 iPhone 6 which as a...

I have a now ancient 2015 iPhone 6 which as a Snapshooter does fantastic, as long as light levels aren't too low. Newer generations brought in a lot of computational improvements and I am very...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 01-07-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1,066
Posted By Prest_400
Oi, there's a new years' sale at PO store. Sadly,...

Oi, there's a new years' sale at PO store. Sadly, given that I'm between two locations of Europe, some cameras stay up north with me and others in the Mediterranean (SX70). Few more months of holiday...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-06-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,976
Posted By Prest_400
I happened to have a phase of pastel colored...

I happened to have a phase of pastel colored overexposed C41 film. Those results are rather easy with lab scanners and density correction but my V550 won't take overexposed (dense) color neg...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-02-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,660
Posted By Prest_400
When seeing the concept of the Mamiya 6 (later...

When seeing the concept of the Mamiya 6 (later model with interchangeable lenses) I thought about this question as well. A couple decades earlier, a Solid 6x6 Leica Rangefinder with a Collapsible...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-19-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 1,854
Posted By Prest_400
Pentax MX is in the house. This is a really nice...

Pentax MX is in the house. This is a really nice and hefty camera that will be put out to good use. With the 40mm it makes for a nice and compact classic SLR setup. Thank you very much...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-16-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 1,854
Posted By Prest_400
Oi, a bit concerned how one made it to OZ before...

Oi, a bit concerned how one made it to OZ before my adopted one in Europe! Having a hectic days on the move. Gladly would cover up postage and more.

Jean-Yves, don't know if you got the address...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 12-12-2018
Replies: 31
Views: 961
Posted By Prest_400
I'm a bit of a quality maximizer but agree with...

I'm a bit of a quality maximizer but agree with the opinions above. Start up with the V550! And you got an interesting option there... Use the EM5ii (hi res mode) to scan.
I always wanted to try that...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-06-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 376
Posted By Prest_400
Why? Might be a stretch, but it can be seen as...

Why? Might be a stretch, but it can be seen as saying I don't need ABS, traction control, GPS and many other electronic aids cars have now. AI isn't that intelligent, but just a series of trained...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-22-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 1,854
Posted By Prest_400
Thanks Jean-Yves, no rush at all. Knowing...

Thanks Jean-Yves, no rush at all. Knowing November is almost over I PMed you for an address change so nothing goes astray. Instead of the Nordic cold, where I haven't really been shooting, the Pentax...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-12-2018
Replies: 195
Views: 12,502
Posted By Prest_400
Once you shoot more than a couple stocks it's...

Once you shoot more than a couple stocks it's great to have more bodies...
That's what I like about the 90s semi pro SLR, loaded with features and cheap as chips nowadays. Shot my last of Elitechrome...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-10-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 722
Posted By Prest_400
Had to take another look. The equation at LFF is...

Had to take another look. The equation at LFF is to get the stops of correction. Took a deeper read and there's a PDF with another chart giving a graph with time instead.


Whereas PRJ suggests to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-10-2018
Replies: 35
Views: 942
Posted By Prest_400
1959 Les Paul sunburst of course! (All I know...

1959 Les Paul sunburst of course! (All I know about guitar is just from listening to music, can't play the instrument itself. That year and model was quite featured in Classic Rock)
For some reason,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-10-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 722
Posted By Prest_400
In all fairness, I recall that Kodak does not...

In all fairness, I recall that Kodak does not have reciprocity data for at least the color range. A rather generous "test yourself" is written instead.


Was curious about Portra's reciprocity for...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-04-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 1,854
Posted By Prest_400
An OM4Ti? After the small death of my OM-1 that's...

An OM4Ti? After the small death of my OM-1 that's now at home, it'd be fantastic to make company to a house lacking a classic SLR. Or I could circle it to a student here, I'm getting into more...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-24-2018
Replies: 70
Views: 1,171
Posted By Prest_400
A bit hard not having the ticket and being out of...

A bit hard not having the ticket and being out of the US.


Although early 20s, the idea of retirement isn't bad! Actually I'd do quite a few ventures and invest; after solving some diverse issues.
Forum: Film vs Digital 10-22-2018
Replies: 67
Views: 2,120
Posted By Prest_400
Yes, many recordings are Digital sourced and then...

Yes, many recordings are Digital sourced and then pressed. IMO the elephant in the room is the loudness war and sometimes pressing maximized masters to vinyl.
It's funny that Digital is supposedly...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-26-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 788
Posted By Prest_400
I sent a IG story reply to Matt Stoffel saying...

I sent a IG story reply to Matt Stoffel saying "Thank to you and all the Rochester team for this". It's particularly great for ciné shooters. Never been close to S8 or 16mm but I've an idea that...
Forum: Digital Compacts 09-23-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 2,093
Posted By Prest_400
Forgot this one. Didn't even know DXO filed for...

Forgot this one. Didn't even know DXO filed for bankruptcy/reorganization. The clearance price is very nice, alas, seems that the Europe side of the Atlantic doesn't have that $169.99 I just saw.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-18-2018
Replies: 197
Views: 11,532
Posted By Prest_400
General availability seems to be rather close....

General availability seems to be rather close. Fotoimpex teased up Ektachrome as "coming soon" on their instagram today.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-08-2018
Replies: 49
Views: 1,741
Posted By Prest_400
Sometimes I do feel a sense of nostalgia with the...

Sometimes I do feel a sense of nostalgia with the optimist part of the 50s. Kodachrome, the style, classic vehicles the jet age and atomic age futurism.
As a 90s born, ain't been anywhere close but...
Forum: Fuji X Series 08-26-2018
Replies: 71
Views: 3,120
Posted By Prest_400
So this is what was going on yesterday in...

So this is what was going on yesterday in Stockholm... I'm staying in Uppsala (being a student city eclipses most of anything else now) but saw posters for a demonstration against Nazis the...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 08-24-2018
Replies: 33
Views: 1,314
Posted By Prest_400
+1 on both. Got a Fuji 6x9 as well, and bought a...

+1 on both. Got a Fuji 6x9 as well, and bought a propack of 160NS 220 from Japan which lingers in my freezer awaiting a trip. A versatile film like Portra 400 on 220 IMO would be a boon in these...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-22-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 561
Posted By Prest_400
Give me one 😂 I've just got a GW690III like you...

Give me one 😂

I've just got a GW690III like you ,and in paper I find the 645 would compliment real well as a more convenient camera compared to the all manual GW.

Probably the most important point...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-22-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 1,201
Posted By Prest_400
It's something I wonder about too, got an EPL2...

It's something I wonder about too, got an EPL2 and eventually would be looking to upgrade but perhaps to an EM5II with the HiRes mode... so it can double as film scanner.

I have a good experience...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-14-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 2,138
Posted By Prest_400
Thanks for the insight Sorry, I meant Efke...

Thanks for the insight

Sorry, I meant Efke substitute or descendant by way of characteristics pursued BUT with German quality.
At 5€ a roll in Fotoimpex it's really well priced too.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-14-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 2,138
Posted By Prest_400
For once I remembered that Silvermax/Scala 160 is...

For once I remembered that Silvermax/Scala 160 is the heir of APX100. They did have a project to make a direct substitute of both APX's but the 400 was shelved after a beta testing for market...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 08-03-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 1,798
Posted By Prest_400
Ack! John it is nice to see your results and...

Ack!



John it is nice to see your results and I dug up some searching about the Mju I.
I got a couple of these from a thrift store for less than $10 and both seem to work though one has a weak...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 08-02-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 421
Posted By Prest_400
I heard the man is Frank Marshman. However, the...

I heard the man is Frank Marshman. However, the counter suggestion seems to be overstated and the camera will just work great. Anyways, other leaf shutter cameras don't have either a counter nor this...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-28-2018
Replies: 32
Views: 1,294
Posted By Prest_400
Was looking for samples of Fujicolor 200 (c200 in...

Was looking for samples of Fujicolor 200 (c200 in non US I guess) and found they also updated the 3 pack for that film:...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-28-2018
Replies: 32
Views: 1,294
Posted By Prest_400
I don't buy 35mm too often and locally Color plus...

I don't buy 35mm too often and locally Color plus and c200 is the cheapest, about 4-5€ and checked Superia Xtra 400 being surprised by 6+€ pricing around. $11 for 3x36 is very cheap...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-25-2018
Replies: 224
Views: 14,555
Posted By Prest_400
Tak Koyama. That's very interesting! Up until now...

Tak Koyama. That's very interesting! Up until now Fuji seemed a hermetic sarcophagus. For Kodak there are Retirees and other contacts that give out a rather good picture about the facilities, of Fuji...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-25-2018
Replies: 224
Views: 14,555
Posted By Prest_400
John Sypal posted a story on IG, screenshot of...

John Sypal posted a story on IG, screenshot of some japanese article about Fuji possibly rethinking about...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-07-2018
Replies: 30
Views: 2,465
Posted By Prest_400
Had a Mju I thrift shop find so I ended up...

Had a Mju I thrift shop find so I ended up ordering a brick of this plus some Ilford Pan 400 from Thailand (not Kentmere, not Ilford). Thread came quite timely.


Checked a bit and Profoto from Asia...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-06-2018
Replies: 30
Views: 2,465
Posted By Prest_400
I heard of it quite a bit and thought it was just...

I heard of it quite a bit and thought it was just Gold 100 by itself. In the current reduced market I wonder how similar (or same) Lomo CN100 may be to this. Similar thoughts for the CN400 & 800. I...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-27-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 1,126
Posted By Prest_400
I wonder if Acros was discontinued due to...

I wonder if Acros was discontinued due to component issues, like Neopan 400 et al were back in the day. Perhaps something ran out and, bleh, "not worth the issue of reformulation".

True that there...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-15-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 624
Posted By Prest_400
Curiously all I think about 110 users is on the...

Curiously all I think about 110 users is on the other side of the Pond. Someone that's a seller might pick it happily. I was thinking of the Film Photography Project. They sell odd and old films and...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-14-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 624
Posted By Prest_400
There's people out there who'd grab this,...

There's people out there who'd grab this, specially the Lomo crowd and some who like 110. Perhaps the whole lot would be a bit of a stretch, but a listing of 5 packs would do the thing with multiple...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-13-2018
Replies: 41
Views: 1,690
Posted By Prest_400
Nice to see. Although EKtachrome public release...

Nice to see. Although EKtachrome public release is delayed, lately been seeing a lot of promotional activity -- good.


A friend sent me a Podcast interview where they talked about B38 and some...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-09-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 607
Posted By Prest_400
On APUG there's a thread about it. Basically...

On APUG there's a thread about it. Basically these really low price GP3 listings are scams. Low feedback new sellers or hacked old accounts.


Genuine GP3 on eBay goes for about $3.5-4 a roll. Yep,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-04-2018
Replies: 197
Views: 11,532
Posted By Prest_400
FB update with 3 shots:...

FB update with 3 shots: https://www.facebook.com/kodakprofessional/posts/2100009583350704


Its rendering seems quite classic, bordering what Kodachrome was like... Might have been on purpose given...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-29-2018
Replies: 47
Views: 1,381
Posted By Prest_400
I know that feeling, when I was a teen film costs...

I know that feeling, when I was a teen film costs seemed disproportionate. I masked the film budgets for that reason.


If my plans to go B&W come to fruition and I do the whole thing including...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-29-2018
Replies: 47
Views: 1,381
Posted By Prest_400
Today I'm learning things about some people I...

Today I'm learning things about some people I have interacted for long! In a blurry memory I may recall you mentioned somewhere being a professor but don't seem to know you were.




Sorry to hear...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-29-2018
Replies: 47
Views: 1,381
Posted By Prest_400
If you set up a nice retirement don't worry much!...

If you set up a nice retirement don't worry much! https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/images/smilies/wink.gif

Film photography is my indulgence, together with the occasional trip. I'm age...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-27-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 989
Posted By Prest_400
VW's and Scott McKenzie's San Francisco airing on...

VW's and Scott McKenzie's San Francisco airing on the radio? Count me in. Well, I'm a totally different generation but was exposed to other Generations' culture through music mostly and I do relate...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-27-2018
Replies: 900
Views: 71,816
Posted By Prest_400
Panatomic-X? Seems like unearthed NOS, wouldn't...

Panatomic-X? Seems like unearthed NOS, wouldn't it be?


OT but from the Aerial type films there was Aerochrome Infrared. Dean, the supplier, seemed to run out of it in 2014 but seems that he found...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-24-2018
Replies: 112
Views: 3,712
Posted By Prest_400
Yeah, the good stuff went or soared. P67 and...

Yeah, the good stuff went or soared. P67 and 105mm, Mamiya 6&7; to less extent Rolleiflex 2.8 and Hasselblad. These all appreciated quite a bit!
Forget about the wedding Contax 645 and 80 f2.

On...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-24-2018
Replies: 112
Views: 3,712
Posted By Prest_400
Interesting 70mm is mentioned again. I virtually...

Interesting 70mm is mentioned again. I virtually ran into a gentleman on IG while browsing B&W IR pictures. Pointed him at the 70mm thread in forum and to check the bulk rolls from Maco. Made his day...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 05-23-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 1,640
Posted By Prest_400
Sounds like an ALPA

Sounds like an ALPA
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-21-2018
Replies: 112
Views: 3,712
Posted By Prest_400
Probably just Kodak MP film and not Kodachrome...

Probably just Kodak MP film and not Kodachrome itself. Could be filmed in 16 or 35mm. Haven't seen that movie, and I think the only way Kodachrome may appear is through slides as an object.


OTOH,...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 04-18-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 475
Posted By Prest_400
I too think it is an early version. No focus...

I too think it is an early version. No focus scale but decorative lines instead, I just did a quick search and didn't find an useful site that listed the differences. Earliest builds didn't have a...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 04-07-2018
Replies: 32
Views: 1,580
Posted By Prest_400
AFAIK Lomography do runs of repacking film into...

AFAIK Lomography do runs of repacking film into 110.

Not sure about Betamax but I can tell you the VHS aesthetic is quite appreciated and the Cassette format is in vogue. New music is being released...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-04-2018
Replies: 224
Views: 14,555
Posted By Prest_400
The main issue with the "scrapped" equipment...

The main issue with the "scrapped" equipment theory is that Instax materials still require a negative product, thus a coater in operation.
Back on the initial stages, Impossible had Ilford cut the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-04-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 792
Posted By Prest_400
I recall Maco's Rollei had something derived from...

I recall Maco's Rollei had something derived from this stock in their lineup, IIRC it may be "Superpan 200". May help investigating that. Just googled on another tab:


Should be possible to cut down...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-03-2018
Replies: 224
Views: 14,555
Posted By Prest_400
I remember single 120 rolls haven't been sold by...

I remember single 120 rolls haven't been sold by either Kodak or Fuji for quite a few years already.
Single rolls understood as the format of the roll with its own small 1 roll box. Ilford sells 120...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-25-2018
Replies: 34
Views: 1,194
Posted By Prest_400
I know, not good. If it got dear, perhaps there...

I know, not good. If it got dear, perhaps there would be the possibility of a investor concerned about film manufacture buying it out (that exists?).
I wouldn't mind getting it for $0. Though quite...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-25-2018
Replies: 34
Views: 1,194
Posted By Prest_400
I only check S8 prices every now and then and it...

I only check S8 prices every now and then and it is expensive, specially taking into account developing and telecine afterwards.

Did notice with still film just recently... Even last year it was...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-19-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 726
Posted By Prest_400
My windows 10 went rebellious and decided not to...

My windows 10 went rebellious and decided not to run epson scan anymore. Guess I'll have to do a system restore aside of some hard taps which it ignores 😂


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Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-19-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 726
Posted By Prest_400
The calibration area is particularly sensitive....

The calibration area is particularly sensitive. That's IIRC the top edge of the scanner and if it's like the v600, there are what seems like a couple sensors.
Mine exhibited some banding which went...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 03-14-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 664
Posted By Prest_400
As you mention expired, a local store does sales...

As you mention expired, a local store does sales every once in a while or during the generation upgrades, so I often take advantage.

PO only shot a single 9/15 mfg pack and it was quite good. Non...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-21-2018
Replies: 84
Views: 2,785
Posted By Prest_400
I have a couple Rolls of Provia 100F in 120 that...

I have a couple Rolls of Provia 100F in 120 that I let expire. Meant to shoot them before 5/17 (their due date) but are still frozen. :o

And they are meant to go through (as an announcer would say),...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 02-19-2018
Replies: 52
Views: 2,686
Posted By Prest_400
As a mere mortal who has a (6x9) Medium Format...

As a mere mortal who has a (6x9) Medium Format camera, cropping down to 24x65 ratio for that occasional shot seems to work well.

A very similar thread to this one was posted on APUG as well. Back...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 02-16-2018
Replies: 63
Views: 5,299
Posted By Prest_400
IIRC mju I has a 3 element lens while the mju II...

IIRC mju I has a 3 element lens while the mju II has 4 (Tessar type? I don't recall that well now).

Fun to reread my post of about a year ago about a local mju "flying off". For the kind of money...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-15-2018
Replies: 152
Views: 6,920
Posted By Prest_400
There is some limited use of film print based...

There is some limited use of film print based projection but it is limited. For both Hateful Eight and Dunkirk I saw the 70mm film screening, the former being particularly fantastic.
35mm is limited...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-12-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 1,530
Posted By Prest_400
This thread made me realise that I'm using...

This thread made me realise that I'm using instagram mostly this way. Find enjoyable seeing the work of others from many places and drop a useful comment about it. Sometimes it stirs a bit of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-31-2018
Replies: 38
Views: 2,294
Posted By Prest_400
This. As I'm not commuting daily to BCN nowadays...

This.

As I'm not commuting daily to BCN nowadays after having graduated (UPF), I'm not having much news about more local issues. I do recall the problems with illegal markets around Glňries, and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-29-2018
Replies: 38
Views: 2,294
Posted By Prest_400
This is something simply enfuriating. Occupation...

This is something simply enfuriating.

Occupation is a huge problem here, basically the law does nothing with it. For a long time nothing. Many do wish Politician's homes should be occupied as to...
Forum: Digital Compacts 01-27-2018
Replies: 52
Views: 11,959
Posted By Prest_400
I have an EPL2 with a sigma 19 2.8 but borrowed...

I have an EPL2 with a sigma 19 2.8 but borrowed an LX100 for my last trip.
Fantastic camera and it was nice to downsize the digital while I brought a Medium format along.

I think that a small ILC...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-25-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 1,916
Posted By Prest_400
Most probably to cover travel expenses and...

Most probably to cover travel expenses and film+processing.

Gear wise I'm quite happy, I also should move homes later this year and shouldn't accumulate stuff. Last month I got two Nikon AF Bodies...
Forum: Travel 01-14-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 2,506
Posted By Prest_400
This is fantastic. Being around the Barcelona...

This is fantastic. Being around the Barcelona area I've wanted to get around Spain more often but don't find the excuse to often.
Still quite an uncertain schedule, but this is good as I can put...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 01-11-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 1,927
Posted By Prest_400
Where I am when stuff like this happens? Sold...

Where I am when stuff like this happens? Sold out, 125€ is a crazy deal indeed.
Kit zooms go for around that amount as well.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-13-2017
Replies: 108
Views: 6,159
Posted By Prest_400
I guess that down to needing the optics as well,...

I guess that down to needing the optics as well, I'm surprised there hasn't been a sort of Medium Format RF, or even SLR, project going on.
Something akin to the Mamiya 6/7 which have appreciated...
Forum: RFF Polls 11-12-2017
Replies: 40
Views: 1,902
Posted By Prest_400
At the end of Summer I lost a couple interesting...

At the end of Summer I lost a couple interesting auctions. You had this 3-6 day waiting time but at the end there was a bid war and, being more controlled, lost. I think it was good for not getting...
Forum: RFF Polls 11-11-2017
Replies: 40
Views: 1,902
Posted By Prest_400
I tend to be of the thoughtful type because...

I tend to be of the thoughtful type because there's a heavy opportunity cost in the decisions. Often is either/or; so got to choose. And a lot of bang for the buck.
In a few years when I hopefuly get...
Forum: RFF Polls 11-11-2017
Replies: 40
Views: 1,902
Posted By Prest_400
I'd say months to years. My Medium format is in...

I'd say months to years. My Medium format is in the Years range, from the idea of wanting it to actually getting a good cheap sample from Japan.
Even the Cheap F80 that has kicked the bucket (I need...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-08-2017
Replies: 58
Views: 2,310
Posted By Prest_400
Well, if someone in his 20s that has run to an...

Well, if someone in his 20s that has run to an early bit of "quarter life crisis" is a geezer... :D
I should do a bit of a change with a move next year plus lots of queues of decadence around, and I...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-07-2017
Replies: 109
Views: 4,006
Posted By Prest_400
Now, make it 6x6/6x7 and release a f2 standard...

Now, make it 6x6/6x7 and release a f2 standard lens with it...:D
Forum: Travel 11-03-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 1,456
Posted By Prest_400
Fantastic! I really like the shot of the station...

Fantastic! I really like the shot of the station and the guy walking on the platform between trains and the 3 shots above it; lovely golden/blue hour and chrome reflections.

There's something...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-02-2017
Replies: 75
Views: 6,123
Posted By Prest_400
Turns out that I share name with a once prominent...

Turns out that I share name with a once prominent politician. As a kid it was fun, under his administration. Afterwards there was a tax evasion scandal. I've had a fair share of jokes about it,...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 10-28-2017
Replies: 75
Views: 6,123
Posted By Prest_400
I had an acquitance whose purpose is attract...

I had an acquitance whose purpose is attract women with photography.

Went to a kind of session Got some interesting shots but spent too much of an evening and left. Next word I got is that the guy...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 10-26-2017
Replies: 75
Views: 6,123
Posted By Prest_400
It's a large machine handling things...

It's a large machine handling things above...

Since last week I've had too much thoughts on some things of the past around the time I finished HS and chose my path. I've also had exposure to things...
Forum: Travel 10-25-2017
Replies: 47
Views: 5,550
Posted By Prest_400
The Irkutsk shots left me cold, it looks quite...

The Irkutsk shots left me cold, it looks quite so! As said earlier, travel with MF bring such rewarding results.
For once I took my Fuji 6x9 abroad, but just for a few days trip. Film on the way to...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-21-2017
Replies: 86
Views: 5,534
Posted By Prest_400
I gotta try it sometime in the future, 120 6x9....

I gotta try it sometime in the future, 120 6x9. One of the reasons is that in EU it can be cheap at around 3.5€ a roll, so not as exquisite to shoot past 8 frames.

Portra seems to have a nice...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-20-2017
Replies: 86
Views: 5,534
Posted By Prest_400
Hadn't known about the dust issue on 35mm, so far...

Hadn't known about the dust issue on 35mm, so far luckily I haven't encountered it.
Ordered another pack of Portra 120 to have stock. Price is about equivalent compared to fuji or cheaper; I get it...
Forum: Film vs Digital 10-20-2017
Replies: 79
Views: 5,611
Posted By Prest_400
On music recording side I am just a listener but...

On music recording side I am just a listener but am amazed at how a HDD can fit a large collection of digital HiRes audio files.

Keith mentions electric cars and I honestly would look forward to...
Forum: Film vs Digital 10-19-2017
Replies: 79
Views: 5,611
Posted By Prest_400
Sometimes I think of this, and I just saw a...

Sometimes I think of this, and I just saw a couple decades of it really. The little slab of tech that is a phone does things unthought at the turn of the millenium.

I travelled for a few days and...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 10-18-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 1,239
Posted By Prest_400
Mine would need a teeny horizontal adjustment at...

Mine would need a teeny horizontal adjustment at infinity. Close distances look accurate but infinity on scale is reached on the IR mark.

IMO it is a great machine, modern lens and nowadays lots of...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-16-2017
Replies: 56
Views: 4,190
Posted By Prest_400
Again I feel a bit lost scanning wise. Got a V600...

Again I feel a bit lost scanning wise. Got a V600 which I last used to scan 6x9. IIRC its real resoultion sits around the 1600PPI range and while it's enough for 16x20" prints, it feels like throwing...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 10-13-2017
Replies: 122
Views: 6,443
Posted By Prest_400
I have a couple packs of IP film lingering on...

I have a couple packs of IP film lingering on because like expensive wine I keep refraining to use them.
Last polaweek I didn't shoot anything, this time I must.

Robert, Sardinia looks interesting....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-11-2017
Replies: 137
Views: 6,002
Posted By Prest_400
Cal, sorry I wrote in the wrong verbal tense. I...

Cal, sorry I wrote in the wrong verbal tense. I actually haven't tried it yet. Slacking a bit too much about moving B&W actually.
The idea is when I move again I'll want to be in a larger city with...
Forum: RFF News 10-10-2017
Replies: 160
Views: 11,441
Posted By Prest_400
Very quick uninformed post before bed... Curious....

Very quick uninformed post before bed...
Curious. For a moment I thought It would be a Digital-Film convertible camera... if the innards could just be replaced like film backs

The canister presets...
Forum: Off Topic 10-09-2017
Replies: 51
Views: 2,297
Posted By Prest_400
Sweden struck me as a very quiet and orderly...

Sweden struck me as a very quiet and orderly place during my semester (not holiday) there; didn't visit Göteborg though. I am preparing for next year as a Candidate to study perhaps in Uppsala.

The...
Forum: Travel 10-08-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 1,335
Posted By Prest_400
As a single in 20s person I'd like havibg my...

As a single in 20s person I'd like havibg my company send me some time abroad

Sorry I can't give much advice as I haven't been. It's on the list though. Short flights from Barcelona or even train...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-07-2017
Replies: 137
Views: 6,002
Posted By Prest_400
IIRC there is just Velvia 100 left in 220. It is...

IIRC there is just Velvia 100 left in 220. It is amusingly strange that the last film standing in that format is not a C41 400 film. A bit OT, but a year ago, 160NS in Japan had all formats while US...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-06-2017
Replies: 137
Views: 6,002
Posted By Prest_400
Cal, Given that you have a too Linhof to...

Cal,
Given that you have a too Linhof to arms&handa ratio, I volunteer for carrying and shooting one whenever I show up in NY. 😂

On the topic, I'm having a few days out and decided (well my 35mms...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-03-2017
Replies: 137
Views: 6,002
Posted By Prest_400
As per title: Wages don't reflect recession...

As per title:
Wages don't reflect recession resurgence.

At least here (Southern Europe) where wages currently could well sit below levels of 20 years ago without inflation adjustment. Still carrying...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 09-28-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 1,341
Posted By Prest_400
Fellow forumer Jchrome wrote about RF adjustment...

Fellow forumer Jchrome wrote about RF adjustment in his blog:
https://stillthrill.com/2015/07/13/how-to-adjust-your-fuji-rangefinder-in-under-5-minutes/

For close ups I know there is the auto up...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-26-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 947
Posted By Prest_400
I sent a batch to them June and the Summer one is...

I sent a batch to them June and the Summer one is on its way. Got some excellent results.
The best is that TIFF files don't come with a surcharge. So the large 9€ scans are equivalent to the...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 09-25-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1,244
Posted By Prest_400
Very interesting. The converted B&W works well...

Very interesting. The converted B&W works well and in low light it can be useful to filter out casts and give a nod do classic TriX.

I have an EPL2 and thought about upgrading, but not having that...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 09-24-2017
Replies: 122
Views: 6,443
Posted By Prest_400
It looks gorgeous. They finally hit it! I guess...

It looks gorgeous. They finally hit it! I guess that they had the idea to rebrand when the film got decent and t was wih this year beta.
Good to know it might keep on improving too.

I still have a...
Forum: Yashica RF 09-22-2017
Replies: 24
Views: 2,139
Posted By Prest_400
Hmm, could it be an electronic AF compact camera?...

Hmm, could it be an electronic AF compact camera? Seeing the price soar and popularity of the Contax T line, it could be a possibility.
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 09-15-2017
Replies: 122
Views: 6,443
Posted By Prest_400
Seeing that Instax wide and 6x9 are not too far...

Seeing that Instax wide and 6x9 are not too far off... If the GW690 had the ability of changing backs (NPC did a Polaroid Mod), it would be interesting to add an instax back to it!

Fuji's got the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-14-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 883
Posted By Prest_400
Totally :D Upon a discussion about instagram...

Totally :D

Upon a discussion about instagram "uniformity" about look and popularity I just found in disagreement.
I don't play as much as I really would like with different looks but my photography...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 09-14-2017
Replies: 122
Views: 6,443
Posted By Prest_400
The onestep 2 is a nice release, that plays along...

The onestep 2 is a nice release, that plays along nicely with the branding. I'd hoped they would keep "Impossible" for something.
I have an SX70 given by a forumer and it's been a while since I shot...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 09-13-2017
Replies: 122
Views: 6,443
Posted By Prest_400
You are welcome Robert. I was initially puzzled,...

You are welcome Robert. I was initially puzzled, as it is the 14th for us Europe and the rest towards the East; but still 13th for US and that time would be around 8PM East Coast.

Let's see. I...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 09-13-2017
Replies: 122
Views: 6,443
Posted By Prest_400
Polaroid's site has a countdown with still a few...

Polaroid's site has a countdown with still a few hours to go, I looked at it earlier today and it should end around 2AM 14th Sept Central European time...


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Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-04-2017
Replies: 64
Views: 20,394
Posted By Prest_400
I notice that some threads get pushed into the...

I notice that some threads get pushed into the new post feed despite being relatively old. Sometimes it is the same thread being marked as recent. It must be a software thing.
I recall seeing and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-28-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 757
Posted By Prest_400
There's quite a few camps around, I found IG...

There's quite a few camps around, I found IG useful to connect with a small community of (film) photographers. Posted a bit myself, but I dislike the likes system. It's just uncomfortable for me. I...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-28-2017
Replies: 49
Views: 2,629
Posted By Prest_400
This is an interesting thread. My digital (aside...

This is an interesting thread. My digital (aside of iPhone) is a m43 consumer kit that I got new for a whooping 200€. 12MP and now I guess well surpassed.

I was thinking about a replacement....
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-26-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 2,226
Posted By Prest_400
Ouch, bad to hear. I got a Rolleicord V at a...

Ouch, bad to hear.

I got a Rolleicord V at a good price and the transport began jamming at the 2nd roll. I guess it also needs a bit of focus adjustment as well. Worn focus fiber stripes and old...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 08-18-2017
Replies: 1
Views: 874
Posted By Prest_400
As far I've read about photographers doing long...

As far I've read about photographers doing long exposure, most tend to work under guesstimation and settings fine tuned through trial and error.
Fred Parker's exposure guide is certainly very...
Forum: Off Topic 08-17-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 951
Posted By Prest_400
I've been scourging eBay for some micro 43 low...

I've been scourging eBay for some micro 43 low priced gear or upgrades to my EPL2, and getting nothing because auctions are fierce. I do question whether something like a GX80 + Good kit lens would...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 08-17-2017
Replies: 18
Views: 1,805
Posted By Prest_400
I've got a V550 (V600 sans a Software License)...

I've got a V550 (V600 sans a Software License) and used it to scan my 120 film. CN is indeed a bit of a PITA to correct, and I've spent hours on some good frames tinkering adjustments. Need more...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 08-14-2017
Replies: 20
Views: 1,577
Posted By Prest_400
Really like the last shot depth, color and...

Really like the last shot depth, color and texture.



Save up? Hmm, you can get the OP's set up (G690) or a GW690 mkI for barely what any other decent MF camera goes for. I saw some user units going...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 08-12-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 1,151
Posted By Prest_400
A bit out of the line with what the OP asks but I...

A bit out of the line with what the OP asks but I was playing with cropping on a frame taken with my GW690 and a 2:1 ratio doesn't shave off that much off top and bottom.

Infact I was searching...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-06-2017
Replies: 45
Views: 2,744
Posted By Prest_400
In a way digital cameras fall in between. Yes...

In a way digital cameras fall in between. Yes they are more capable (high iso, etc) but in between the zen of film and the instant convenience of phones, they may lose sparkle.
Infact many film users...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-05-2017
Replies: 34
Views: 2,345
Posted By Prest_400
With the camera ready for use in a normal...

With the camera ready for use in a normal position you grab that lever and move it to the right completely, that cocks the shutter. With the very same lever, a gentle touch to the left side should...
Forum: Travel 08-04-2017
Replies: 47
Views: 5,550
Posted By Prest_400
Aah yes! Lovely journey, and MF has some nice...

Aah yes!
Lovely journey, and MF has some nice depth.
BTW, I noted you wanted to do Singapore-London all the way. There is an OZ-British photographer who did the "Great Railway Journey", taking 45...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-04-2017
Replies: 34
Views: 2,345
Posted By Prest_400
I got a Cord V and does not seem to have...

I got a Cord V and does not seem to have floppiness of the release. BTW I don't have that little release and may be interesting to see. To cock the shutter I feel it takes a bit more force than...
Forum: Travel 07-30-2017
Replies: 30
Views: 2,197
Posted By Prest_400
Transmongolian? That sounds fantastic. I actually...

Transmongolian? That sounds fantastic. I actually haven't taken long train journeys, being a nice way around some long legs of a trip. Anyways, I have commuted a lot with them so a bit fed up on...
Forum: Travel 07-30-2017
Replies: 30
Views: 2,197
Posted By Prest_400
I've seen a few of your blog posts, infact I...

I've seen a few of your blog posts, infact I think I did get through all a while ago and forgot to comment the Amtrak crosscountry!

I wouldn't take long untested expired film but I do have some 220...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 07-24-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 3,315
Posted By Prest_400
I sat in front of a frontier SP3000 when a lab...

I sat in front of a frontier SP3000 when a lab took one for testing sessions at a series of Photo conferences. The frontiers gave a nice interpretation out of my (well exposed) Portra 400 negs and...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-23-2017
Replies: 33
Views: 1,731
Posted By Prest_400
Negatives often must be graded (as they say in...

Negatives often must be graded (as they say in cine) and have multiple interpretations. There is a baseline depending on the exposure of the frame, but it can be molded into an array of different...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-23-2017
Replies: 71
Views: 2,593
Posted By Prest_400
Your report on what happened on the laundromat is...

Your report on what happened on the laundromat is indeed shocking. Mostly because you are just going for some chores and don't expect violence or strange acts to happen.


It's a bit of the...
Forum: Travel 07-18-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1,233
Posted By Prest_400
When I stayed in NY I picked up my film at B&H on...

When I stayed in NY I picked up my film at B&H on my first day and a couple later passed by adorama and took a couple SD cards. Actually I was closer to the latter (20st between 7&8 ave) than B&H,...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 07-08-2017
Replies: 2
Views: 547
Posted By Prest_400
The Fuji GW690 has a 67mm filter thread across...

The Fuji GW690 has a 67mm filter thread across its mkI-III iterations and 90 or 65mm lensed versions.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 07-01-2017
Replies: 719
Views: 165,515
Posted By Prest_400
+1 wonderful shots I have a GW690 that should...

+1 wonderful shots
I have a GW690 that should get more use. The GA645 series complement it well and would be an interesting take everywhere option.
I got a TLR but aren't warming to it for EDC use...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-29-2017
Replies: 79
Views: 3,382
Posted By Prest_400
27 wasn't it? I don't use them as they pile up...

27 wasn't it?

I don't use them as they pile up in costs when lab processing is priced equally at 24 or 36 exp, but in 2015 I did get a quicksnap marine because underwater.
Feels a bit of a waste...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 06-29-2017
Replies: 54
Views: 3,826
Posted By Prest_400
Nowadays with the phone I am well served. I use...

Nowadays with the phone I am well served. I use it as a visual journal and it prints nicely up to 8x10 (or larger but shows some artifact). The fact that a thin slab packs so many devices that would...
Forum: RFF News 06-27-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 3,289
Posted By Prest_400
Wow, that was unexpected. It is a bit curious to...

Wow, that was unexpected.

It is a bit curious to think and relate it to the time of film discontinuations. I checked and one of my film sources has got Lexar cards too, so might get another one.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 06-25-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 3,598
Posted By Prest_400
Sad to hear, I saw you had some solid results...

Sad to hear, I saw you had some solid results with them! I have to agree that depending on the pace, 8 exp 120 means not only few exposures, but also expensive.
Anyhow, one can think of it as a small...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-24-2017
Replies: 33
Views: 2,865
Posted By Prest_400
Handled-tested an EM1 which was quite a nice...

Handled-tested an EM1 which was quite a nice camera, Consumer DSLR sized (Canon EOS-Nikon D5xxx size more or less) but packs its punch. Not pocketable though.

I have an EPL2 and it is rather...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-14-2017
Replies: 119
Views: 4,815
Posted By Prest_400
If you do buy new equipment you do indeed lighten...

If you do buy new equipment you do indeed lighten up your wallet -- maybe not desirable.
My perception (ok, still a cash strapped young one) is that the 500-1000 that new equipment can cost is quite...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-12-2017
Replies: 119
Views: 4,815
Posted By Prest_400
True, though if you are someone who charges...

True, though if you are someone who charges phones overnight, many cloud apps can upload while the phone is on standby.
I extensively used dropbox camera upload and was surprised to find how much of...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-04-2017
Replies: 900
Views: 71,816
Posted By Prest_400
Quite interesting. I myself do not have any 70mm...

Quite interesting. I myself do not have any 70mm capable cameras so it is a format I haven't looked into much, and often thought the gauge as much more ciné oriented. There were some well used...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-03-2017
Replies: 8,962
Views: 875,561
Posted By Prest_400
Wow. Gold trimmed max level armor! Sorry for that...

Wow. Gold trimmed max level armor! Sorry for that geeky note, but it reminds me of a videogame which had that kind of status armor.

The 2.8FX/GX or so may be not too far fetched in price and...
Forum: Travel 06-03-2017
Replies: 43
Views: 2,989
Posted By Prest_400
Got to agree about simplicity. The more...

Got to agree about simplicity. The more combinations brought, more are the possible states of confusion available.

In practice I only have shot the option of complementary gear: Olympus OM and m43...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 05-29-2017
Replies: 70
Views: 3,361
Posted By Prest_400
Quality of mid to uprange phones has been into...

Quality of mid to uprange phones has been into the realm of sufficiency for a few years already.
On an 8x10, do look close and you may see some artifacting from the small sensor and processing. But,...
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