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Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Day Ago
Replies: 12
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Posted By traveler_101
Another one - Silvermax in...

Another one - Silvermax in D-76

https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/48872498273/in/dateposted-public/

T-Max 100 also in D-76 for...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Day Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 1,828
Posted By traveler_101
It is a fine grain film comparable they say to a...

It is a fine grain film comparable they say to a tabular film in resolution. Here it is developed in D-76:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/48873029396/in/dateposted-public/
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 5 Days Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,374
Posted By traveler_101
Excuse my ignorance - but no one on this thread...

Excuse my ignorance - but no one on this thread has explained what P-30 is. I tried to order some film from them a year ago - I think - and the website sent me around in circles.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 5 Days Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 7,209
Posted By traveler_101
Quite probably true but I don't like violating...

Quite probably true but I don't like violating the law. Is there anything wrong with collecting the used fixer and bringing it to a hazardous waste collection site? That's what I have been doing....
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 1 Week Ago
Replies: 124
Views: 5,081
Posted By traveler_101
Nice colour and really nice half case! Did you...

Nice colour and really nice half case! Did you have the camera completely refurbished?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 1 Week Ago
Replies: 124
Views: 5,081
Posted By traveler_101
Looks cool - especially with the rotating finder!...

Looks cool - especially with the rotating finder! However, I still have not heard a response to Ko.Fe's point about the futility of buying these cameras - for those who already have the Leica iii...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 87
Views: 3,249
Posted By traveler_101
Righto - BUT they are using "Black Friday" (not...

Righto - BUT they are using "Black Friday" (not translated) here in Norway now. Why? Power of American media and an easy marketing ploy for the retailers.

Anyone care to enlightenment me on what...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 87
Views: 3,249
Posted By traveler_101
Exactly - prices reflect scale of the market and...

Exactly - prices reflect scale of the market and costs - for refurbishing equipment and securing the supply train. My understanding though is that Kodak made money last quarter. Film sales are up...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 87
Views: 3,249
Posted By traveler_101
Ko.Fe has an idea what he is talking about:...

Ko.Fe has an idea what he is talking about: austerity which has been a price to pay in controlled economies. Norway was never a communist country, but its social democracy was in some ways austere -...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 87
Views: 3,249
Posted By traveler_101
I am not arguing against using film - not at all....

I am not arguing against using film - not at all. I use film - sparingly - but I love it and am willing to pay for it. I have to deal with a tariff barrier here in Norway, but Foma sells locally and...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 87
Views: 3,249
Posted By traveler_101
Oh come on, Ko.Fe, was it really that bad? LOL I...

Oh come on, Ko.Fe, was it really that bad? LOL I am just curious: what kind of film did you get in the Soviet era? Did you get the Czech products - Foma?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 87
Views: 3,249
Posted By traveler_101
Clearly, prices are going to go up as the firms...

Clearly, prices are going to go up as the firms still in the business reckon with the costs of redeveloping film production at a smaller volume. BUT . . . some people are already paying out their...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 558
Posted By traveler_101
Dear Ko-Fe, Sorry Kireev passed on, but I have to...

Dear Ko-Fe,
Sorry Kireev passed on, but I have to say that looking through a few pages of his stuff, I think he was fantastic: he gives life in the city: buildings, people, nature - the whole lot....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 95
Views: 4,571
Posted By traveler_101
Kodak will probably get it together on the...

Kodak will probably get it together on the packaging. It is a bit of a challenge because although Kodak is making money again. their supply train is weakening. In response vertical reintegration is...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 95
Views: 4,571
Posted By traveler_101
I haven't had failure, but XTOL 1+1 has given me...

I haven't had failure, but XTOL 1+1 has given me thin negatives more than once. I then started using stock, which gives better results. It's a fussy developer, ok with certain films, but I am phasing...
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 11-06-2019
Replies: 100
Views: 12,019
Posted By traveler_101
I am with Tim. Link travel to photography, in my...

I am with Tim. Link travel to photography, in my case first on the agenda is desert environments, using b&w film only.

Also move ahead with the darkroom, which I still haven't tried - though I...
Forum: RFF Polls 10-08-2019
Replies: 445
Views: 76,136
Posted By traveler_101
Interesting that you went from acquiring Ms to...

Interesting that you went from acquiring Ms to the Barnacks. Usually it is the other way around.

I acquired a IIIf and use it frequently. I have thought about getting a M camera but have never done...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-25-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 5,273
Posted By traveler_101
+1 I had the first version, didn't like and sold...

+1

I had the first version, didn't like and sold it. Replaced with Ultron 35/1.7
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 09-21-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1,082
Posted By traveler_101
"I never quite understand posts like this. There...

"I never quite understand posts like this. There is no pressure to keep up with whatever the manufacturers want to sell you."

Sure but people live in a social milieu in which shared perception is...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 09-21-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1,082
Posted By traveler_101
With all due respect, I don't agree with your...

With all due respect, I don't agree with your equating film cameras and digital ones. I am not going to dissent too radically from your initial premise: viz that sensor technology has reached a...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 09-20-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 593
Posted By traveler_101
Was it difficult to remove the camera top?

Was it difficult to remove the camera top?
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 09-20-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1,082
Posted By traveler_101
9500 American for a M10-P: "Absurd, yet for some,...

9500 American for a M10-P: "Absurd, yet for some, mere pennies . . ." 5000 on a used M10? My concern would be how long does a digital camera last? It's just a bunch of electronic circuits waiting...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-20-2019
Replies: 2,135
Views: 603,113
Posted By traveler_101
https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/1209684...

https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/12096848135/in/dateposted-public/
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-20-2019
Replies: 2,135
Views: 603,113
Posted By traveler_101
Good that you have returned to film. I was...

Good that you have returned to film. I was interested enough in the beginnings of your Leica story that I did a search for Alfredo's Camera and found that the proprietor's name was Olivari, an...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 09-14-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 2,328
Posted By traveler_101
I think I will order some packages now too. "New"...

I think I will order some packages now too. "New" D-76 - why is that necessary? D-76 1+1 is perfect with Tri-X. It has some "bite" to it - compare to XTOL for example - I hope they don't mess it up.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 09-13-2019
Replies: 60
Views: 7,542
Posted By traveler_101
Images are superimposed on backgrounds. I am not...

Images are superimposed on backgrounds. I am not sure how I feel about that.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-07-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,876
Posted By traveler_101
I think that feeling "self-destructive" and...

I think that feeling "self-destructive" and facing the inevitable question - "what has my life been about?" - is what you are coming to terms with. It certainly occurs to me: the feeling that all...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 09-07-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,245
Posted By traveler_101
Great kit - you have good taste! I especially...

Great kit - you have good taste! I especially like the Leica II - of course :)
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 09-06-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,245
Posted By traveler_101
The thought has crossed my mind more than once....

The thought has crossed my mind more than once. The Ultron is a very good lens, though I wonder whether it would block the finder on the M2. Almost did it a couple of years ago, now the prices have...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 09-06-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,245
Posted By traveler_101
First person I found who had the FX! I loved that...

First person I found who had the FX! I loved that camera. Sounds like you are saying that the 7s holds up in the viewfinder department with the best of them? How did you replace the mercury battery...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 09-06-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,245
Posted By traveler_101
Thanks for the information! It sounds as if you...

Thanks for the information! It sounds as if you have no trouble focusing with your copy. I rarely worry much about frame lines on 35mm shots. 50 is a bit different. I read that the meters on the 7...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 09-06-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,245
Posted By traveler_101
Huge might be good, as a change of pace (all my...

Huge might be good, as a change of pace (all my cameras film and digital are quite small). Who knows how it would feel in my hands?

By the way Ko-Fe, I think your struggles with the Leica M made me...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 09-06-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,245
Posted By traveler_101
Contemplating Canon 7 purchase

I am thinking about getting another camera - that I don't need (lol). I already have a Leica IIIf that I love and use most of the time when shooting a film camera and a Bessa-R which I use...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 09-04-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 1,410
Posted By traveler_101
Look at other photo sites and you see plenty of...

Look at other photo sites and you see plenty of engagement, even though they have the like button. Sometimes a posting is really a nice summary of the issue being discussed or represents a...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 09-03-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 1,410
Posted By traveler_101
+1 really like the idea

+1

really like the idea
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-03-2019
Replies: 63
Views: 2,377
Posted By traveler_101
Too bad that CV was unable to continue...

Too bad that CV was unable to continue manufacturing cameras.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-03-2019
Replies: 63
Views: 2,377
Posted By traveler_101
Yes they managed to keep 1950s American cars...

Yes they managed to keep 1950s American cars going in Cuba to this day by fabricating replacement parts. But don't you think if demand remains high over the next say twenty years a manufacturer will...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-31-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 2,011
Posted By traveler_101
Film - I wrote a nice little entry but the...

Film - I wrote a nice little entry but the programme dropped my reply.

So I will just say :

Computers are useful tool that I use all the time and I am happy to get away from them by using an...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-27-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 883
Posted By traveler_101
Huh?

You can always give the camera to me and I will have it repaired. I've always wanted to try a Leica M . . .

Look, it sounds like you don't want the camera for some reason, but then why not just...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-29-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 984
Posted By traveler_101
Ok what do we have in the way of suggestions?...

Ok what do we have in the way of suggestions? (Please do not take this too seriously - lol)

On the one hand: secure the tank top properly - it was probably my fault all along (except I never had...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-25-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 984
Posted By traveler_101
Thanks for all the constructive suggestions on...

Thanks for all the constructive suggestions on the part of those of you who enjoy colour processing and for the expressions of empathy for those of you who do not. There are apparently quite few...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-24-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 984
Posted By traveler_101
Yes, C-41 processing: a Unicolor kit purchased in...

Yes, C-41 processing: a Unicolor kit purchased in USA. I followed the instructions which specified inversions, but I am glad to have your advice.



Yes, the kitchen sink would be far more useful...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-23-2019
Replies: 110
Views: 4,175
Posted By traveler_101
Well you could be right - assuming the next...

Well you could be right - assuming the next downturn is a correction rather than a collapse, of course. But if you are correct, which is to say that demand will continue to climb, then perhaps some...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-23-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 984
Posted By traveler_101
Heck, that would be really useful! So the holy...

Heck, that would be really useful! So the holy trinity of colour development imo: rotary tank, dark room and sous vide heater.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-23-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 984
Posted By traveler_101
The real misery occurred when my wife got wind of...

The real misery occurred when my wife got wind of it . . . literally. I work out of the downstairs bathroom with a nice Italian tile floor. I could never imagine such a mess.



Perhaps it would have...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-23-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 984
Posted By traveler_101
Colour development: tale of woe

Well, woe is a bit of hyperbole, but still very discouraging first experience today. I have been developing b&w for a few years now: never had problems and have generally enjoyed the...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-21-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 2,910
Posted By traveler_101
Sorry, what I take away from this one: "big lens...

Sorry, what I take away from this one: "big lens with a pimple" - I can't help but laugh at that. Dear Zeiss: you have a zit, you better pop it before it gets worse.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-15-2019
Replies: 123
Views: 3,240
Posted By traveler_101
They are crappy images. Sorry to be mean but that...

They are crappy images. Sorry to be mean but that is the truth of it.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 04-22-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 795
Posted By traveler_101
Should sat also that the colours in the m43 12mp...

Should sat also that the colours in the m43 12mp sensor are very nice.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-16-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 7,032
Posted By traveler_101
I think you are right, but I don't understand...

I think you are right, but I don't understand what you expect them to do. They are business - Fujifilm Holdings Corp ADR - and have to answer to stockholders and the banks.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-16-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 7,032
Posted By traveler_101
What happens to a business that is selling to a...

What happens to a business that is selling to a market worth 900 million rolls a year which drops within a period of two years down to 20 million rolls a year? The bottom has dropped out of their...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-14-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 7,032
Posted By traveler_101
I would interpret this as follows: the sooner the...

I would interpret this as follows: the sooner the big firms get out the more likely smaller sustainable firms can take over. I see the point here given the limited size of the film market.



As I...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-10-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,852
Posted By traveler_101
You didn't read my post very carefully. You seem...

You didn't read my post very carefully. You seem to be driven by some kind of ideology that sees only the positive side of the present economy.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-09-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,852
Posted By traveler_101
Jan, It would be nice (for us) if it were...

Jan,

It would be nice (for us) if it were factually correct that x-ray film technology was simply cheaper and more flexible and thereby a far better product for rural and less developed regions than...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 04-05-2019
Replies: 82
Views: 13,621
Posted By traveler_101
The T was my first rangefinder camera and it...

The T was my first rangefinder camera and it served me well. It really is classic in looks and had a pretty good rangefinder, though in the end I preferred the IIIf for its rangefinder, smaller size...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 03-30-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 671
Posted By traveler_101
I've heard good things about the Ultron but have...

I've heard good things about the Ultron but have never had Leica M mount lenses to compare it to.



Thanks for the info. It took me years to find a 35mm Ultron and it turned out to be the second...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 03-28-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 671
Posted By traveler_101
Best CV lens in LTM ?

What is the single best Voigtlander LTM lens regardless of focal length?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-16-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 606
Posted By traveler_101
Thank you very much for your response. Well, I...

Thank you very much for your response. Well, I was able to tighten the screw a little, but it did not solve the problem. You anticipated the problem correctly: the entire drive shaft is loose and...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-16-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 606
Posted By traveler_101
Leica IIIf - winding knob

The winding knob on my IIIf seems loose to me. Even after the film has been advanced the knob jiggles a bit and will rattle if the camera is shaken. This seems to have gotten a bit worse over time,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-07-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,083
Posted By traveler_101
Yes, some people are thinking about serving an...

Yes, some people are thinking about serving an expanding market for developing your own film. The kits are not aimed at RFF members. Of course it remains to be seen if the market is really there.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-05-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 1,871
Posted By traveler_101
From the article: Film photography is now an...

From the article:
Film photography is now an “fine art niche,” rather than a mainstream habit, and Hollywood use of film for movie capture won’t continue forever. Out of the four businesses managed...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-05-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 1,871
Posted By traveler_101
Ok, but three billion rolls sold per annum at the...

Ok, but three billion rolls sold per annum at the end of the 20th century only amplifies my point. History is always relevant, but usually difficult to read . . . though perhaps not in this case. The...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-05-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 1,871
Posted By traveler_101
Well this is important and hopeful, but I can't...

Well this is important and hopeful, but I can't help but thinking about the larger context: you are talking 3-4 million rolls of additional sales per annum, which might or might not be sustained...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-05-2019
Replies: 132
Views: 3,420
Posted By traveler_101
You're too optimistic. The medium is the message....

You're too optimistic. The medium is the message. In a way the source doesn't matter - instagram is a platform that reduces the image to an advert - "Advertisements for Myself" (Norman Mailer being...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-30-2019
Replies: 258
Views: 56,745
Posted By traveler_101
I have a IIIf with a new (well now three year...

I have a IIIf with a new (well now three year old) beam splitter and I find it very easy to focus - and I've always wondered whether it might actually be easier to focus than a M. Always wanted a M2...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-30-2019
Replies: 81
Views: 4,116
Posted By traveler_101
:D Me too. And it is useful because I can show...

:D

Me too. And it is useful because I can show my wife the photo and then she is less perturbed about the relatively modest amount of freezer space I am using. 15 rolls at this point. And to clarify...
Forum: RFF Polls 01-30-2019
Replies: 69
Views: 4,067
Posted By traveler_101
Right, it's a male hobby/occupation - except that...

Right, it's a male hobby/occupation - except that Helen Hill is female, I presume, and her vote is worth 20x the vote of the average male photog (like me) is worth. So perhaps there is a balance...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-14-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 4,118
Posted By traveler_101
I don't know what "ZI" is - Zeiss Ikon from...

I don't know what "ZI" is - Zeiss Ikon from before the war or what?

Leica M-A -$4,695.00 (B&H)

Leica M7 - No Longer Available (B&H), but can be had new here in Norway for 42,999 NOK or roughly...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-12-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 4,118
Posted By traveler_101
Answering my query by referring to supply and...

Answering my query by referring to supply and demand doesn't get us very far. Obviously the question is what is driving demand. Here's the best answer I thought:
"Instagram and social media turned...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-09-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 4,118
Posted By traveler_101
Not quite getting it

I have been watching M prices increase pretty steadily over the past few years, but that seems particularly the case for the M6 - for some reason. At the same time the M7 seems reasonable in price...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-08-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 6,361
Posted By traveler_101
I've been thinking of getting into bulk loading,...

I've been thinking of getting into bulk loading, but I would want to limit my initial outlay. Buying a new loader is over $50 at B&H and they don't seem to have Watson - just this Legacy Pro Lloyd...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-08-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 1,063
Posted By traveler_101
Like this -...

Like this - ?
http://www.betterscanning.com/scanning/insert35.html
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-04-2019
Replies: 119
Views: 12,397
Posted By traveler_101
"All substances, which pose a risk of fire,...

"All substances, which pose a risk of fire, corrosion or the development of toxic gases, are completely forbidden in the checked baggage as well as in the carry-on baggage."

It's not really...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-03-2019
Replies: 119
Views: 12,397
Posted By traveler_101
I have been using D-76 with Tri-X since I picked...

I have been using D-76 with Tri-X since I picked up shooting b&w film a few years ago now. It's a standard of course, but I remember specifically that Tom Abrahamson recommended this combo so I...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-02-2019
Replies: 107
Views: 3,307
Posted By traveler_101
Also no internal stabilisation - which should...

Also no internal stabilisation - which should make using MF lenses more difficult.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-31-2018
Replies: 157
Views: 22,365
Posted By traveler_101
Wow - sound great! I would love a built in spot...

Wow - sound great! I would love a built in spot meter. But somewhere I read that M5 is the most difficult to repair - and of course there is the handling issue.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-31-2018
Replies: 157
Views: 22,365
Posted By traveler_101
We all knew, but I for one didn't expect such a...

We all knew, but I for one didn't expect such a rout. At this point right around half the votes went to the M5.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-31-2018
Replies: 307
Views: 42,591
Posted By traveler_101
Excellent on the camera as a tool.

Excellent on the camera as a tool.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-31-2018
Replies: 84
Views: 3,218
Posted By traveler_101
Now you have a plan! Great to hear you managed to...

Now you have a plan! Great to hear you managed to make the Bessa useful - that should be around for a while as a good backup camera.

By the way, what kind of half case did you get?

Just make sure...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-31-2018
Replies: 84
Views: 3,218
Posted By traveler_101
+1 Just don't understand this attraction to the...

+1

Just don't understand this attraction to the M4-2 when it has been very nearly the death of you - by which I mean it has been a money sink or a bottomless pit. Old expression fits here - avoid...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-31-2018
Replies: 84
Views: 3,218
Posted By traveler_101
Oh, "highly offensive" - oh gee whiz - my...

Oh, "highly offensive" - oh gee whiz - my grandmother had more moxy. Pathetic.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-25-2018
Replies: 84
Views: 3,218
Posted By traveler_101
Or get a 35mm f/1.7 ULTRON. I have the LTM...

Or get a 35mm f/1.7 ULTRON. I have the LTM version. It is a very good lens and large enough to keep my Bessa R balanced on its straps. No half case needed. I suppose working this balance thing out,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-25-2018
Replies: 84
Views: 3,218
Posted By traveler_101
No and no. 1. Why repair a camera (M4-2) that has...

No and no.
1. Why repair a camera (M4-2) that has given you such bad luck? Dump it.
2. Earlier you said that using a half case while shooting a camera is like having sex with a condom on. You also...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-24-2018
Replies: 84
Views: 3,218
Posted By traveler_101
Ok, I am late to this - just seeing it now. BUT ....

Ok, I am late to this - just seeing it now. BUT . . . KoFe didn't you fairly recently pick up the Bessa virtually new at a good price from someone in British Columbia much to your delight? (yes, I...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-22-2018
Replies: 64
Views: 3,098
Posted By traveler_101
Mr Phong @ Canada Camera - looks like a cool...

Mr Phong @ Canada Camera - looks like a cool place, Thanks for posting

https://www.yelp.com/biz/canada-camera-and-photo-services-montebello
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-14-2018
Replies: 64
Views: 3,098
Posted By traveler_101
It's not mine; I'm not the OP. I weighed in...

It's not mine; I'm not the OP. I weighed in because I am thinking - once again - of acquiring a M2. One of the reasons I've been hesitant in the past is the question of repair cost. My understanding...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-14-2018
Replies: 64
Views: 3,098
Posted By traveler_101
Ok, that's a lot of money for an old camera, but...

Ok, that's a lot of money for an old camera, but it works! . . . And you had an expert who had put it into shape. I think I might well spend $800 for that - who cares about some scuffs and dings. I...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-14-2018
Replies: 64
Views: 3,098
Posted By traveler_101
All this assumes that the problem can be fixed by...

All this assumes that the problem can be fixed by a simple CLA. Is that necessarily true? Perhaps there is something more serious wrong.

As for price: prices are lower in the U.S. across the board...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-13-2018
Replies: 45
Views: 2,815
Posted By traveler_101
I understand your feelings and what I am about to...

I understand your feelings and what I am about to say is NOT an attempt to dismiss you. Frankly, if you don't like digital photography (see underlined sections above), then you don't like digital...
Forum: Film vs Digital 09-08-2018
Replies: 30
Views: 2,782
Posted By traveler_101
Interesting take! Not saying I agree, but I agree...

Interesting take! Not saying I agree, but I agree that film has a genuineness that digital lacks and I also dislike sitting in front of my main work tool - the computer - when I am doing what for me...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 09-01-2018
Replies: 35
Views: 1,557
Posted By traveler_101
Petronius takes the most interesting photographs....

Petronius takes the most interesting photographs. It is good to read this thread and see alll the people into m43 \.

I have the Pen-F plus the Olympus 17, 25 and 45 /1.8 lenses and the 40-150 R...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-01-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 484
Posted By traveler_101
Some years ago, bought 75 rolls of Arista...

Some years ago, bought 75 rolls of Arista Premium 400 (rebranded Tri-X) and have kept it in the freezer. It expired in 2014 - down to two rolls left now and it is still fine. The time between...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-31-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 1,433
Posted By traveler_101
I must admit that I am curious why you would wish...

I must admit that I am curious why you would wish to "match" film with digital? Is that really authentic? I mean why not let film be film and then digital develops its own aesthetic? . . . which I...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 08-24-2018
Replies: 273
Views: 13,145
Posted By traveler_101
Not only is the Z7 significantly smaller and...

Not only is the Z7 significantly smaller and lighter, it actually looks like a camera. The D850 looks like a swollen monster or maybe a blob. Boy do I hate DSLRs.
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 08-24-2018
Replies: 273
Views: 13,145
Posted By traveler_101
This guy says it all: "I really excited about...

This guy says it all: "I really excited about this announcement. I don't know why I am really excited about this because I don't like mirrorless cameras but it probably is because it is Nikon and I...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-20-2018
Replies: 65
Views: 3,015
Posted By traveler_101
$7995 - "Same sensor, processor, LCD (Gorilla...

$7995 -
"Same sensor, processor, LCD (Gorilla Glass), ISO, connections, frame selector, buffer as the M10."

Read more: https://leicarumors.com/#ixzz5OjYyE7KP
Forum: Fuji X Series 08-13-2018
Replies: 31
Views: 1,615
Posted By traveler_101
I thought you shot an Olympus Pen with the ...

I thought you shot an Olympus Pen with the 17/1.8?
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 08-11-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 2,000
Posted By traveler_101
For God's sake dump that old X-Pro 1 and pick up...

For God's sake dump that old X-Pro 1 and pick up "the set up I've most enjoyed during the years - an M4-P with a 'fixed-by-finance' Summicron 35". As far as the X-100F: I simply fail to understand...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-11-2018
Replies: 34
Views: 1,404
Posted By traveler_101
Can you compare a Summaron 2.8 with a Elmar 3.5...

Can you compare a Summaron 2.8 with a Elmar 3.5 single coat in terms of contrast etc?
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-11-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 987
Posted By traveler_101
Right. Thanks.

Right. Thanks.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-09-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 987
Posted By traveler_101
35mm or 50mm lens? If 35 the guy was really very...

35mm or 50mm lens? If 35 the guy was really very close to his subjects.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-02-2018
Replies: 157
Views: 4,540
Posted By traveler_101
This is well said and true but still misses the...

This is well said and true but still misses the point. The smartphone reflects a kind of totality ( a so-called "virtual" world) that dulls the potential for human perception. It dulls the self -I...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-29-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 817
Posted By traveler_101
Someone on this forum once told me that the...

Someone on this forum once told me that the Barnack series cameras are more durable and more easily repaired than the M series. Certainly Youxin could put in new curtains - I would think.

And...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 06-17-2018
Replies: 64
Views: 4,294
Posted By traveler_101
Same thing occurred to me: the disparity between...

Same thing occurred to me: the disparity between the text and the photos. The photos I quite liked but the text is bloated and supercilious - a kind of stylised reiteration of Leica-the-icon playing...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-17-2018
Replies: 151
Views: 8,114
Posted By traveler_101
You mean where precise exposure is essential? I...

You mean where precise exposure is essential? I haven't shot colour film in eons; is there any slide film still made?
Forum: Chris Crawford 06-16-2018
Replies: 2,584
Views: 374,938
Posted By traveler_101
Sorry to hear about your health problems and hope...

Sorry to hear about your health problems and hope you feel better soon. I have a Pen-F too.
Forum: Chris Crawford 06-16-2018
Replies: 2,584
Views: 374,938
Posted By traveler_101
Because I still shoot film and like to hear why...

Because I still shoot film and like to hear why others persist in doing so.
Forum: Chris Crawford 06-16-2018
Replies: 2,584
Views: 374,938
Posted By traveler_101
Yeah I suppose you're right which raises a...

Yeah I suppose you're right which raises a perennial question. Reading about your recent move to m43 made me wonder whether you still do film photography - b&w perhaps? - and if so what role does...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 06-13-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 2,227
Posted By traveler_101
Which raises the obvious question of why Cosina...

Which raises the obvious question of why Cosina stopped production of these cameras. When they ceased production, diid they underestimate demand?
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 04-30-2018
Replies: 31
Views: 7,175
Posted By traveler_101
Looks great! You put the the leather on the door...

Looks great! You put the the leather on the door from a C1? Did you remove the coating from the C1 door first? Where did you get the leather?
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-29-2018
Replies: 2
Views: 477
Posted By traveler_101
It is generally understood that SLR lenses are...

It is generally understood that SLR lenses are better than Rangefinder lenses on digital cameras. This is particularly the case for lenses less than 40mm. I just tried my 35mm Colour Skopar on my...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-24-2018
Replies: 39
Views: 1,575
Posted By traveler_101
I don't see any reason to give up the M6 you are...

I don't see any reason to give up the M6 you are now enjoying - the one that you have in your hand and have found perfect. Your wife (you) already owns half of it!

Let your sister-in-law set her...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 04-14-2018
Replies: 73
Views: 14,272
Posted By traveler_101
Metal is metal, cloth is cloth regardless of the...

Metal is metal, cloth is cloth regardless of the drive mechanism. My IIIf and a M6 that I tried are much quieter than my Bessas R and T. But then cloth shutters develop problems more easily.
Forum: Fuji X Series 04-14-2018
Replies: 137
Views: 12,878
Posted By traveler_101
https://www.amazon.com/Fujifilm-X-Pro2-Body-Profes...

https://www.amazon.com/Fujifilm-X-Pro2-Body-Professional-Black/dp/B01A8DUR74/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1523744781&sr=8-1&keywords=fuji+x-pro+2

Yes, dump it, move on and don't look back. $1700 for a...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-01-2018
Replies: 103
Views: 3,064
Posted By traveler_101
Gorgeous kit! OI really like the tan leatherette...

Gorgeous kit! OI really like the tan leatherette on the camera.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-01-2018
Replies: 103
Views: 3,064
Posted By traveler_101
I'd bet that this lens will become / already is...

I'd bet that this lens will become / already is highly collectible. Something like a limited run coin with a special mint mark?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-31-2018
Replies: 103
Views: 3,064
Posted By traveler_101
Really nice photos Kuuan, especially on the...

Really nice photos Kuuan, especially on the Ricoh. With the crop factor that would be 37.5mm?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-30-2018
Replies: 103
Views: 3,064
Posted By traveler_101
"Snapshot" Skopar 25mm F4 LTM. It comes with a...

"Snapshot" Skopar 25mm F4 LTM. It comes with a finder.

1. Just want to be sure the OP realises that this is a scale focus lens.
2. Looks great on my Leica IIIf, but the finder is wide and it...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-30-2018
Replies: 103
Views: 3,064
Posted By traveler_101
Part of the question is which focal length do you...

Part of the question is which focal length do you need. 25mm snapshot skopar is a good lens for wide angle of buildings and cityscapes. 28mm is not wide enough for that purpose, arguably.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-27-2018
Replies: 49
Views: 1,641
Posted By traveler_101
I've used SUNNY 16 and yes 400 ISO = 1/500...

I've used SUNNY 16 and yes 400 ISO = 1/500 especially on my IIIf where the next speed is 1/200. That kind of estimation is fine for me, no sweat (assuming b&w film with good latitude).

What turned...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-27-2018
Replies: 49
Views: 1,641
Posted By traveler_101
I like the "cosmic symbol" - that one is for all...

I like the "cosmic symbol" - that one is for all eternity, while the Mercury is for those who understand the astrological dimensions of photography.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-23-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 1,604
Posted By traveler_101
Well, $1000 Canadian equals $750 American for the...

Well, $1000 Canadian equals $750 American for the 2RM - not bad and that was for a virtually new camera as I recall. It's great to have a reliable camera that is always ready to go. However, soon...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 03-12-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 1,004
Posted By traveler_101
I am with you - unnecessary weight and bulk. You...

I am with you - unnecessary weight and bulk. You mean a DSLR right? At first I thought you were ditching your old film camera (SLR). My query: why replace a bulky DSLR with a still rather heavy SONY...
Forum: Fuji X Series 03-11-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 1,618
Posted By traveler_101
To the OP I do not have, nor have I ever used, a...

To the OP
I do not have, nor have I ever used, a Fuji camera, but I am with you. I think you're caught between two contradictions, but it seems to me that so far you have managed to negotiate the...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-08-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1,161
Posted By traveler_101
Wow, four rounds: how much is this costing you? I...

Wow, four rounds: how much is this costing you? I have flirted with the idea of getting a M camera for some time, but this certainly doesn't encourage me.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-26-2018
Replies: 45
Views: 2,277
Posted By traveler_101
Perhaps we should start a new thread on this, but...

Perhaps we should start a new thread on this, but I wonder what happens after they go belly up? Is everything liquidated?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-25-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 1,158
Posted By traveler_101
Reviving this thread. I like FP 400 in XTOL....

Reviving this thread. I like FP 400 in XTOL. KOFE, You choose to use Rodinal which emphasises grain - and I don't see this film producing an effective "gritty" look, though it is clearly a better...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-24-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 735
Posted By traveler_101
Oh, these are wonderfully expressive shots!...

Oh, these are wonderfully expressive shots! Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-24-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 735
Posted By traveler_101
No, not really - though the Gx9 does have the...

No, not really - though the Gx9 does have the 20mp sensor, it also has something much closer too the Gx7's viewfinder than the Gx8's.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-24-2018
Replies: 152
Views: 7,185
Posted By traveler_101
Wow that's a heavy artillery barrage. I guess the...

Wow that's a heavy artillery barrage. I guess the other guy has a dug a deep foxhole and will eventually pop up again.

Seriously, let me just ask you a question. I see your point about operating at...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 02-23-2018
Replies: 73
Views: 14,272
Posted By traveler_101
Welcome to the forum! :) Can't help but agreeing...

Welcome to the forum! :) Can't help but agreeing that these are two commendable camera models, especially considering that I own both of them myself! :D And, yes, some compromises made in materials...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-21-2018
Replies: 152
Views: 7,185
Posted By traveler_101
I have been preparing for the eventual end of...

I have been preparing for the eventual end of Kodak as we have know it since 2012 when it announced bankruptcy. I had been buying all of my film from Kodak and began then to diversify my buying...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 02-19-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 1,885
Posted By traveler_101
Silly considering the fact that the item is no...

Silly considering the fact that the item is no longer manufactured and there are no distributors with cameras in Europe to protect.

To the OP: are you still looking?

There are two ways around this....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-16-2018
Replies: 59
Views: 3,297
Posted By traveler_101
To throw in my two cents: 3-4 years ago as an...

To throw in my two cents: 3-4 years ago as an experiment I bought two slower speed films - Pan F+ and Rollei Retro 80. I developed them both in Rodinal or actually Foma R09 at 1:40. I have had no...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-13-2018
Replies: 152
Views: 7,185
Posted By traveler_101
Throwing in my two cents: paradoxically both are...

Throwing in my two cents: paradoxically both are true. Trying to remember Economics 201: profitability is a function of sufficient demand at a specific price point. At the price Kodak Aleris is able...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-09-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 2,169
Posted By traveler_101
If were you I would accurately describe the...

If were you I would accurately describe the camera, put it on a forum and sell "as is". You start mucking around with having CLA and then claim it is in perfect working condition and that comes back...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-09-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1,104
Posted By traveler_101
Kai San, beautiful notes and very nice shots.

Kai San, beautiful notes and very nice shots.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-21-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 1,506
Posted By traveler_101
Thanks Bill Pierce for bring this to our...

Thanks Bill Pierce for bring this to our attention. Equal wages in those days - seems like the work of unions.

Journalism and photo journalism are just like most professions with artistic or...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-19-2018
Replies: 63
Views: 3,340
Posted By traveler_101
I'm sorry I don't see the light leak - or...

I'm sorry I don't see the light leak - or anything consistent in the photos that points to a light leak. I saw something that look like streaks across the frame about 1/3 of the way from the top on a...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-19-2018
Replies: 63
Views: 3,340
Posted By traveler_101
Yes, that's a great deal on the 2RM! Hope you...

Yes, that's a great deal on the 2RM! Hope you like it. You do seem pretty attached to the M4-2. I have to say that I cringed to read how much work you had done on the camera. Still it should be...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-19-2018
Replies: 63
Views: 3,340
Posted By traveler_101
"Can be" high maintenance - yes. I guess that...

"Can be" high maintenance - yes. I guess that you can spot the high maintenance type female and then it's your choice whether to get into those outlays - or not.

Trouble is that it seems like with...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-19-2018
Replies: 63
Views: 3,340
Posted By traveler_101
I just found this thread. Congratulations on your...

I just found this thread. Congratulations on your Bessa! So it is a brand new camera or virtually new? in any case I can see why you would want a new camera after repeated problems with the light...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 12-17-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1,885
Posted By traveler_101
Were they ever distributed in Europe? 1. Steve...

Were they ever distributed in Europe?
1. Steve Gandy still carries the more recent Bessas. Some of the models shown on this page are still in stock - https://www.cameraquest.com/inventor.htm

2. I...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 11-02-2017
Replies: 37
Views: 4,578
Posted By traveler_101
I know, I know, "collector" is a forbidden term...

I know, I know, "collector" is a forbidden term around here (except a bit on the LTM page where I sometimes hang out - I have a IIIf). Be that as it may, I guess I have gone along with the user only...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 11-02-2017
Replies: 37
Views: 4,578
Posted By traveler_101
Congratulations, I have contemplated buying a...

Congratulations, I have contemplated buying a Canon 7 before - rather vague wish I'd say. Is the camera in good shape? One of the limits of belying one of these and putting it back into use is the...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-12-2017
Replies: 56
Views: 5,840
Posted By traveler_101
IIIf similar experience. I find magnification of...

IIIf similar experience. I find magnification of the RF helps me to focus. I us the Elmar without an external viewfinder. 35mm CV Colour Skopar with an inexpensive Russian viewfinder - only...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-08-2017
Replies: 44
Views: 2,704
Posted By traveler_101
As the man says: not a worry even for a klutz...

As the man says: not a worry even for a klutz like myself. I count 21 sprocket holes and draw a line with a pen that terminates between the 21st and 22nd holes.
Forum: Jim Lager - Leica Historian 10-08-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 1,861
Posted By traveler_101
It would be interesting to compare these to...

It would be interesting to compare these to German brochures. Do they use the same images and advertising angles?

I must say that it seems unbelievable that Leica was advertising a IIIg in 1957...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 10-08-2017
Replies: 83
Views: 5,648
Posted By traveler_101
You take the larger size Olympus camera as your...

You take the larger size Olympus camera as your example for comparison - perhaps not quite cricket. I have stuck with Olympus Pen series with small prime lenses for the sake of size and cost...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-04-2017
Replies: 137
Views: 6,116
Posted By traveler_101
Nonetheless it appears that Kodak has survived,...

Nonetheless it appears that Kodak has survived, other firms in Europe are getting back in with smaller scale production facilities, film use is increasing again, photographers are realising that...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-04-2017
Replies: 137
Views: 6,116
Posted By traveler_101
Hasn't Harmann Industries been sold odd to a firm...

Hasn't Harmann Industries been sold odd to a firm eyeing the property the plant is built on for a real estate development scheme?
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 10-03-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 3,531
Posted By traveler_101
Ultron 35/1.7 is a superb lens, but if you shoot...

Ultron 35/1.7 is a superb lens, but if you shoot a IIIc with its period lens, why not do the same with the Ultron? Team it with a Bessa R for compatibility of period and size. If you want a modern...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-25-2017
Replies: 24
Views: 3,624
Posted By traveler_101
Don't the surfaces of the wartime cameras peal or...

Don't the surfaces of the wartime cameras peal or pit easily? Something about lack of materials during the war. I remember reading that when deciding to get a IIIf instead of a IIIc, but perhaps my...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 09-25-2017
Replies: 33
Views: 2,898
Posted By traveler_101
I have the E-P5 as well. Not serious about...

I have the E-P5 as well. Not serious about upgrading to Pen-F, but would like to hear the details.

My smallest and lightest combo is E-P1 with Panasonic 14/2.5.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 09-20-2017
Replies: 46
Views: 2,457
Posted By traveler_101
Never bought one. I am not a professional...

Never bought one. I am not a professional photographer and I could never justify the cost. Besides, I am with Ko-Fe: I don't see Leica as digital. I am also ambivalent about digital so perhaps I am...
Forum: Fuji X Series 09-18-2017
Replies: 137
Views: 12,878
Posted By traveler_101
What a disappointment to read this. I have been...

What a disappointment to read this. I have been hoping to hear that you were picking up film photography again and thought that, perhaps, revelations such as this thread would move you along! Digital...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-02-2017
Replies: 36
Views: 1,970
Posted By traveler_101
Coated = not a modern coating, therefore older...

Coated = not a modern coating, therefore older character is preserved while contrast is boosted somewhat.

Not as impressed with the results from this lens in harsh light and I suppose the uncoated...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-02-2017
Replies: 36
Views: 1,970
Posted By traveler_101
Elmar 5cm f/3.5 coated (1946) - shot on Leica...

Elmar 5cm f/3.5 coated (1946) - shot on Leica...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 08-10-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 1,071
Posted By traveler_101
Addendum: Here is what the 'head bartender' has...

Addendum:
Here is what the 'head bartender' has to say -
"I received an email from someone who found out the hard way that collapsing a 50/3.5 Elmar into the Bessa R body will result in a metallic...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 08-10-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 1,071
Posted By traveler_101
My recollection is that collapsible lenses are...

My recollection is that collapsible lenses are not recommended for the R. In any case I've avoided them. Here is a thread from 2005 on the...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 07-14-2017
Replies: 32
Views: 2,780
Posted By traveler_101
I would say considering the budget constraints...

I would say considering the budget constraints and suitability for your lenses go for the R. In other words, you have LTM lenses get a LTM camera and then there is no need to buy an adapter - which...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 07-14-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 5,239
Posted By traveler_101
Impressed by your precision. But what or who is a...

Impressed by your precision. But what or who is a "literiter"?
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-14-2017
Replies: 411
Views: 16,800
Posted By traveler_101
I'm one of the students for whom photography is a...

I'm one of the students for whom photography is a "mild" pursuit alongside another career (and actually I am worse than those students you mention since I have never had a photography class of any...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-12-2017
Replies: 411
Views: 16,800
Posted By traveler_101
To Bill Pierce - I think you are discounting...

To Bill Pierce -

I think you are discounting film a little too severely. You are right that film is not "pure" and today digital and film are interconnected in processing for instance. But digital...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-12-2017
Replies: 411
Views: 16,800
Posted By traveler_101
Calzone - come on man, film is a passion....

Calzone -

come on man, film is a passion. Digital is a relief.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 07-09-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 1,142
Posted By traveler_101
Sure, replace your battery and see if that...

Sure, replace your battery and see if that helps.

Here are some other points:

1. I read never to collapse lenses into the Bessa-R or use lenses with large rear elements like the Jupiter 12.

2. You...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 06-28-2017
Replies: 58
Views: 5,807
Posted By traveler_101
I have toyed with the idea of going this way for...

I have toyed with the idea of going this way for some time, though have never committed to it. One problem has been cost of the SONY full frame cameras and uncertainty about which one to buy. So this...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-25-2017
Replies: 136
Views: 7,933
Posted By traveler_101
I would want a bag that says "please steal this...

I would want a bag that says "please steal this camera; it is well worth the risk."
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-11-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1,747
Posted By traveler_101
Hi Mark 14-17-25-45 is a nice kit: all good and...

Hi Mark

14-17-25-45 is a nice kit: all good and all portable. I have them all except the 14 (sold to help pay for the 17/1.8 which was rather pricey).

You're still shooting the E-P1, right? Which...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-11-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1,747
Posted By traveler_101
Opposite experience here. I dumped the 60 - for...

Opposite experience here. I dumped the 60 - for no good reason - except that it was a rather bulky lens. Picked up the 45mm instead and it is also a very good lens optically as well as being smaller...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 05-17-2017
Replies: 45
Views: 3,343
Posted By traveler_101
Very often I do the same on my trips, especially...

Very often I do the same on my trips, especially shorter trips but sometimes transoceanic ones too.I take either the IIIf usually with the collapsible Elmar 3.5 or the E-P1 with the 17mm, if I want...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 05-16-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 3,091
Posted By traveler_101
What lenses do you own / plan on acquiring? If...

What lenses do you own / plan on acquiring? If they are LTM you might consider a Bessa R; if you own M mount lenses, do you tend toward 35mm or 50mm? If 35 get a R2; if 50 or 40 get the R3M with its...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-09-2017
Replies: 18
Views: 2,140
Posted By traveler_101
Nice composition as well. Pretty impressive...

Nice composition as well. Pretty impressive start, I'd say.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-09-2017
Replies: 17
Views: 1,897
Posted By traveler_101
This discovery is like archaeology. The actual...

This discovery is like archaeology. The actual recovery of film product makes me wonder the extent to which we know about the technics of past film production. There must have been hundreds of...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 04-05-2017
Replies: 211
Views: 59,128
Posted By traveler_101
XTOL seems plenty sharp to me and one must keep...

XTOL seems plenty sharp to me and one must keep in mind that it is environmentally benign - a nice feature I think. I use it with Fomapan 200 and it is very good. Much depends, however, on the film...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-05-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1,477
Posted By traveler_101
Yeah, he would have been fired much sooner.

Yeah, he would have been fired much sooner.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 04-04-2017
Replies: 418
Views: 180,437
Posted By traveler_101
Really an excellent lens with T-MAX 400 for these...

Really an excellent lens with T-MAX 400 for these precise and formal shots.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-25-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1,186
Posted By traveler_101
To the OP: you know - they're sharp, but they are...

To the OP: you know - they're sharp, but they are shot with Nikon. You should post a warning for those of us who are Nikon-phobic. It will be a long time before I can get that awful Nikon thought out...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 03-25-2017
Replies: 247
Views: 20,069
Posted By traveler_101
I rather liked reading this thread and appreciate...

I rather liked reading this thread and appreciate your report.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-25-2017
Replies: 52
Views: 7,014
Posted By traveler_101
Yes - I guess that extra width and weight do make...

Yes - I guess that extra width and weight do make a difference when it comes to portability. Well . . . don't go too hard on yourself. You had to try it out. I've put off getting a Summitar for my...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-17-2017
Replies: 75
Views: 6,318
Posted By traveler_101
Still doesn't open the page. I can try on my...

Still doesn't open the page. I can try on my office PC.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-17-2017
Replies: 75
Views: 6,318
Posted By traveler_101
Yeah, how do you like that? 20,000 orders! Good...

Yeah, how do you like that? 20,000 orders! Good news, but I am not among the elect. I tried ordering a two or three weeks ago and could not get the shop page to open. Now I am last in line.



Ok....
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 03-05-2017
Replies: 20
Views: 3,146
Posted By traveler_101
My Bessa R cost me $189 plus shipping from Japan...

My Bessa R cost me $189 plus shipping from Japan ($30) - bought it two years ago. It's in very good condition, but has the the same problem as yours - at least the RF is at off focus if the lens is...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-04-2017
Replies: 709
Views: 80,853
Posted By traveler_101
If I buy a M5 can I take photos like this? :D I...

If I buy a M5 can I take photos like this? :D I already own the Ultron. :)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-04-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1,561
Posted By traveler_101
Congratulations - what a great way to acquire a...

Congratulations - what a great way to acquire a Leica! Can't help but asking since I note you have a Canon 7. How does the M3 feel and handle in comparison?
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 02-28-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 2,211
Posted By traveler_101
Both the E-M1 and E-M1.2 have a combined phase...

Both the E-M1 and E-M1.2 have a combined phase detect and contrast detect auto focusing. They are the only two Olympus cameras that have that feature. This would make getting people in motion shots a...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 02-28-2017
Replies: 24
Views: 2,256
Posted By traveler_101
One of the things that I don't like about digital...

One of the things that I don't like about digital cameras is that I don't understand how it all works. I am not a technician, engineer or computer savvy person.

What is the "data" that undergoes...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 02-24-2017
Replies: 139
Views: 11,995
Posted By traveler_101
Well, it's a good question. I doubt that I would...

Well, it's a good question. I doubt that I would pay the required $3000 +/-. So far I haven't paid more than $450 for a digital camera and I give digital second billing to film.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 02-23-2017
Replies: 139
Views: 11,995
Posted By traveler_101
Aren't you guys arguing over different markets -...

Aren't you guys arguing over different markets - as in mass versus niche? Mass markets are made by a cycle that begins with technological innovation, proceeds through volume production and is...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 02-22-2017
Replies: 73
Views: 14,272
Posted By traveler_101
Well that's right. Losing a Bessa-R, or having it...

Well that's right. Losing a Bessa-R, or having it stolen, would not feel like the end of the world - as opposed to having a prized Leica M stolen, lost or damaged. Still that you generally choose the...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 02-22-2017
Replies: 26
Views: 2,269
Posted By traveler_101
Hedge fund manager or drug dealer . . . just need...

Hedge fund manager or drug dealer . . . just need to get a M10 in a couple of bad ass music videos.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-21-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 1,526
Posted By traveler_101
+ 1 I like what you did with this...

+ 1 I like what you did with this film.

Scratches I find only in numbers 3 and 4.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-20-2017
Replies: 41
Views: 4,369
Posted By traveler_101
Right, about slide film that would be a big...

Right, about slide film that would be a big development. I decided three years ago to stop using colour film altogether and concentrate on b&w (self-processing), but if slide film becomes available I...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 02-18-2017
Replies: 272
Views: 87,987
Posted By traveler_101
Right, well can you say what would be involved in...

Right, well can you say what would be involved in retooling? You need machine tools for that, right? Is that ...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-17-2017
Replies: 79
Views: 4,154
Posted By traveler_101
That's because you are a technophile :D

That's because you are a technophile :D
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-17-2017
Replies: 79
Views: 4,154
Posted By traveler_101
I despise "smart" phones for any of a number of...

I despise "smart" phones for any of a number of reasons, though not necessarily because they have become the Brownie or Instamatic camera of our day (not the Barnack, which requires enough know how...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-16-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1,480
Posted By traveler_101
Good point about linking the grainy character of...

Good point about linking the grainy character of the film to appropriate subject matter.

120 format - yes, I see that on filmdev.org something like 6 of 7 formulas given for Fomapan 400 were for...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-15-2017
Replies: 132
Views: 10,198
Posted By traveler_101
Finally a sensible and encouraging post! Thank...

Finally a sensible and encouraging post! Thank you.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 02-13-2017
Replies: 139
Views: 11,995
Posted By traveler_101
Good point about Nikon's success with newer film...

Good point about Nikon's success with newer film cameras. Usually when I think about this question (is there significant demand for new camera production?) I am confronted with the Cosina Voigtländer...
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