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Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 131
Views: 9,276
Posted By Chuck Albertson
They've been rolling out the CT scanners at...

They've been rolling out the CT scanners at Heathrow for a few months now. They aren't hard to spot. Ilford posted the following on its FAQ page:

Advice for Airport X-ray scanners: Film & papers

...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-16-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,135
Posted By Chuck Albertson
I wouldn't go too far past the sell-by date. The...

I wouldn't go too far past the sell-by date. The film is quite susceptible to fogging by cosmic radiation, and cold storage won't prevent that. Kodak used to (maybe they still do) store production...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-25-2019
Replies: 106
Views: 6,133
Posted By Chuck Albertson
You should certainly call/visit Freestyle and...

You should certainly call/visit Freestyle and give them a heads-up. They probably know who to call at Kodak about it, and they'd likely want to hear about it before a lot of angry customers descend...
Forum: Leica SL 11-07-2019
Replies: 196
Views: 7,316
Posted By Chuck Albertson
No, it's not true.

No, it's not true.
Forum: RFF News 10-23-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 9,739
Posted By Chuck Albertson
If you take a look at the Customs declaration...

If you take a look at the Customs declaration that you have to fill out when arriving in the US (regardless of nationality), you're obliged to declare goods purchased abroad totaling more than a...
Forum: RFF News 10-21-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 9,739
Posted By Chuck Albertson
Yes, they really do. M, S, SL, the lot. Grinding,...

Yes, they really do. M, S, SL, the lot. Grinding, polishing, a bit of black paint on the rim of the elements to cut down on reflections, assembly, centering, QA/QC, etc. It's worth a visit to the...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 10-21-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 438
Posted By Chuck Albertson
This fella (they have other colors):...

This fella (they have other colors): https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/712013-REG/Domke_790_4TN_1_5_Gripper_Strap_for.html

It may come with clips on the ends; just cut through the stitching,...
Forum: RFF News 10-21-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 9,739
Posted By Chuck Albertson
The tariff for lenses is specific to lenses...

The tariff for lenses is specific to lenses manufactured in Germany, not the EU in general.
Forum: RFF News 10-21-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 9,739
Posted By Chuck Albertson
Boeing is no different. Depending on the type,...

Boeing is no different. Depending on the type, fuselages come to the Seattle assembly plant by rail from Wichita (737) or by Dreamlifter (pregnant 747) from Charleston, S.C. (where they also do final...
Forum: RFF News 10-21-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 9,739
Posted By Chuck Albertson
The US lost a WTO case on subsidies paid to...

The US lost a WTO case on subsidies paid to Boeing (for the hefty tax breaks my home state grants to Boeing, who threatens to move their factories elsewhere), but any tariffs the EU levy in...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-29-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 1,217
Posted By Chuck Albertson
I read that article the other day and thought the...

I read that article the other day and thought the photo was an odd choice to illustrate it as, by all accounts, Leica are doing quite well financially. I'm sure they're suffering some collateral...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-04-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,909
Posted By Chuck Albertson
My shooting habits were baked in when I was an...

My shooting habits were baked in when I was an impecunious student, and a roll of Tri-X (at $1.50 a roll) was a significant expense. With digital cameras, cost isn't a real consideration, but the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-27-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,425
Posted By Chuck Albertson
Kodachrome wasn't made in 120 format then....

Kodachrome wasn't made in 120 format then. Briefly in the 1940's, I believe, and then again for a couple of wonderful years in the 1990's.

And spare a thought for the Ranger spacecraft, which...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-03-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 1,589
Posted By Chuck Albertson
Burners don't take their own cameras to Black...

Burners don't take their own cameras to Black Rock - they rent someone else's: https://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2018/08/please-dont-take-our-photography-and-video-gear-to-burning-man/
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-06-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 482
Posted By Chuck Albertson
In really cold weather (the Cascade mountains in...

In really cold weather (the Cascade mountains in winter), I carry a spare batt and swap them out frequently. Lithium batts are supposed to work better in the cold, but I've always had better results...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-25-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 548
Posted By Chuck Albertson
And TMZ in 120 on the distant horizon. Be extra...

And TMZ in 120 on the distant horizon. Be extra careful loading that in daylight.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-06-2019
Replies: 130
Views: 9,591
Posted By Chuck Albertson
Perusing the Sunday New York Times this morning,...

Perusing the Sunday New York Times this morning, I couldn't help but notice two (count 'em, two) photo essays shot with the 'blad.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-27-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 687
Posted By Chuck Albertson
There are several, in fact. The astronauts only...

There are several, in fact. The astronauts only brought back the film backs to save weight.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-27-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 687
Posted By Chuck Albertson
It was a 250.

It was a 250.
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 10-27-2018
Replies: 42
Views: 2,192
Posted By Chuck Albertson
Just take the battery out of yours, and don't...

Just take the battery out of yours, and don't tell anybody.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-09-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 1,903
Posted By Chuck Albertson
When Kodak introduced T-Max developer, the...

When Kodak introduced T-Max developer, the recommended/boldfaced developing times were all at 75F, instead of the usual 68F, and some of them still are (though the last J-86 publication I have is at...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 10-02-2018
Replies: 31
Views: 1,233
Posted By Chuck Albertson
I learned quite early that the "expose to the...

I learned quite early that the "expose to the right" business was a bad idea with the Monochrom, so I reverted to my days of shooting Kodachrome and started using an incident meter when possible for...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-14-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 1,102
Posted By Chuck Albertson
When I explain back-button focusing to most...

When I explain back-button focusing to most people, it sounds to them like rubbing your tummy and patting your head at the same time, and they don't even bother trying it.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 06-25-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 780
Posted By Chuck Albertson
Goldblatt.

Goldblatt.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-27-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 1,997
Posted By Chuck Albertson
Glad to see Time running more long-form photo...

Glad to see Time running more long-form photo essays. Last month, they ran the latest edition of Matt Black's "Geography of Poverty" project.
Forum: Photo Software 01-03-2018
Replies: 84
Views: 6,005
Posted By Chuck Albertson
More than you might think - the following is from...

More than you might think - the following is from a NYT piece on the Meltdown flaw in many Intel and other CPUs (mind you, there's no evidence of this flaw yet being exploited in the wild):

"To take...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-01-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1,344
Posted By Chuck Albertson
Global Entry (run by Customs and Border...

Global Entry (run by Customs and Border Protection) gets you into TSA Pre-Check as well, but you have to enter your Known Traveler Number into your domestic air booking to have Pre-Check print on...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-30-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1,344
Posted By Chuck Albertson
Bill, We you using the TSA Pre-check line? If...

Bill,

We you using the TSA Pre-check line? If you're in that program, they don't even make you take your laptop out of the bag (also dispense with taking off shoes, belts, etc.).
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-30-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1,489
Posted By Chuck Albertson
Wait! There's a bug in the...

Wait! There's a bug in the patch!

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/nov/30/apple-macos-high-sierra-fix-breaks-file-sharing-password-security-flaw-emergency-patch
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-27-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 1,184
Posted By Chuck Albertson
No, it doesn't mean that, and that's not the...

No, it doesn't mean that, and that's not the question before the court. I suspect the court will treat this like it did the issue of pen register traces (records of phone numbers you called or were...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 11-22-2017
Replies: 1
Views: 735
Posted By Chuck Albertson
Some of the back story here:...

Some of the back story here: http://time.com/4968076/jill-freedman-resurrection-city-photos/
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-08-2017
Replies: 18
Views: 1,483
Posted By Chuck Albertson
All of it. A page of negs (and now color slides,...

All of it. A page of negs (and now color slides, since I dispense with mounts) takes up the same space whether it holds 36 exposures or 16. Same for digital (except for the...
Forum: Photo Software 10-27-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1,415
Posted By Chuck Albertson
I downloaded 6.13 Thursday night and it installed...

I downloaded 6.13 Thursday night and it installed without any glitches.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 10-27-2017
Replies: 23
Views: 1,603
Posted By Chuck Albertson
I have a couple of Sekonic incident meters I use...

I have a couple of Sekonic incident meters I use for digital work, especially for the Leica Monochrom - it has very little tolerance for overexposed highlights, and unlike slide film you can pull a...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-06-2017
Replies: 45
Views: 2,815
Posted By Chuck Albertson
This might be a good time to go long on Apple and...

This might be a good time to go long on Apple and other smartphone stocks. There will be enough goofballs frying the sensors of their smartphones (by taking selfies of themselves and the sun during...
Forum: Travel 07-27-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 1,500
Posted By Chuck Albertson
Actually, the code is HMR, usually referred to as...

Actually, the code is HMR, usually referred to as a "hummer."
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-22-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 593
Posted By Chuck Albertson
I have several 2.5-liter packages from 10-15...

I have several 2.5-liter packages from 10-15 years ago (think I bought it from a camera store that was liquidating its film and chemistry stock), I mix one up periodically and it works fine. Great...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-12-2017
Replies: 24
Views: 1,657
Posted By Chuck Albertson
Since I wear glasses, I've relied on viewfinders...

Since I wear glasses, I've relied on viewfinders for 28mm and wider for rangefinders for a long time. After a while, the focus/frame dance is not a bother. Cost is a factor, but so is the ability of...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 06-30-2017
Replies: 20
Views: 8,246
Posted By Chuck Albertson
I think he's getting by just fine with what he...

I think he's getting by just fine with what he has. He's certainly selling more photos than I am, and I have a slicker camera.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-28-2017
Replies: 29
Views: 2,468
Posted By Chuck Albertson
Here, in broad strokes, are the new security...

Here, in broad strokes, are the new security procedures for US-bound flights: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-40437926
Forum: RFF News 06-27-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 3,398
Posted By Chuck Albertson
Lexar is the imprint of Micron, the mondo memory...

Lexar is the imprint of Micron, the mondo memory chip maker based in Idaho. They're busy enough selling memory to phone makers and others that they've decided they don't need to be in the retail...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 06-27-2017
Replies: 131
Views: 9,276
Posted By Chuck Albertson
Two rolls of TMax P3200, nearly 30 years ago at...

Two rolls of TMax P3200, nearly 30 years ago at AMS.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-26-2017
Replies: 2
Views: 496
Posted By Chuck Albertson
According to the instructions, you mix up a litre...

According to the instructions, you mix up a litre (or 10) and then rinse 29 rolls of either 35mm or 120 film with it, full strength. 20 8x10 prints if using it for paper. So, yes, you re-use...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 06-26-2017
Replies: 131
Views: 9,276
Posted By Chuck Albertson
In the US, you have a right to a hand inspection...

In the US, you have a right to a hand inspection of your film under FAA regs. Just be polite (but firm) about it.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-26-2017
Replies: 29
Views: 2,468
Posted By Chuck Albertson
The Muslim travel ban before the Supreme Court...

The Muslim travel ban before the Supreme Court has nothing to do with the laptop ban that was instituted by the US and the UK. The US laptop ban applies (among others) to Turkish Airlines flights to...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 06-25-2017
Replies: 131
Views: 9,276
Posted By Chuck Albertson
They were having you on - they can't crank the...

They were having you on - they can't crank the power on the x-rays. If they can't see what's in the bag, they're supposed to open it.

A new worry is that TSA is trialing a CT scanner for carry-on...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-21-2017
Replies: 32
Views: 1,401
Posted By Chuck Albertson
The 80mm is a good start, you can shoot...

The 80mm is a good start, you can shoot anything/everything with it. The 80CB lacks one of the lens elements found in the CF line, but it's still quite sharp and I haven't seen the need to upgrade...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-16-2017
Replies: 23
Views: 2,026
Posted By Chuck Albertson
The Dell money went to pay off a lot of accrued...

The Dell money went to pay off a lot of accrued liabilities, principally to the members themselves: http://time.com/4815139/magnum-photos-agency-investment/
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-03-2017
Replies: 24
Views: 1,263
Posted By Chuck Albertson
They fished a partially-used bottle out of some...

They fished a partially-used bottle out of some bombed-out ruins in Hamburg(?) long after the war, and it worked fine.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-23-2017
Replies: 49
Views: 3,802
Posted By Chuck Albertson
I bought a Hadley Pro last week that B&H has on...

I bought a Hadley Pro last week that B&H has on sale for $199; grey canvas and black leather trim - I guess the color wasn't moving, hence the $130 discount. It looks great, and my 30-year old Hadley...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-15-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 1,271
Posted By Chuck Albertson
5mm thick? That's enough to stop a bullet,...

5mm thick? That's enough to stop a bullet, including the one that tore through jim_jm's Leica!
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 02-13-2017
Replies: 152
Views: 14,209
Posted By Chuck Albertson
Well, it's a fad.

Well, it's a fad.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-06-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 932
Posted By Chuck Albertson
Signed copies available on the Magnum website.

Signed copies available on the Magnum website.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 01-31-2017
Replies: 50
Views: 4,290
Posted By Chuck Albertson
Good point. Be sure to check the fare class of...

Good point. Be sure to check the fare class of the ticket you're buying. In the States, at least, some "basic fares" come with strings attached, including no carry-on baggage, and/or you board last...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 01-31-2017
Replies: 50
Views: 4,290
Posted By Chuck Albertson
I travel a lot, and prefer Tumi - well-designed...

I travel a lot, and prefer Tumi - well-designed and very durable, and you pay for that. Go for the two-wheeled granny bag, a bit lighter and more compact than the four-wheelers. Keep in mind that...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-28-2017
Replies: 31
Views: 3,464
Posted By Chuck Albertson
I'd pay more attention to currency exchange rates...

I'd pay more attention to currency exchange rates than to whatever proposal the current administration floats on import duties - trying to pick a winner on the latter is like playing darts...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 01-23-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 5,024
Posted By Chuck Albertson
Marko is right - LR 6.8 has a profile for the...

Marko is right - LR 6.8 has a profile for the M10. It seems to have a bit more saturation than the Adobe Standard profile, but mind you that's based on a small sample of shots in the Leica Botique at...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-28-2016
Replies: 38
Views: 4,401
Posted By Chuck Albertson
More like "Algorithms Gone Wild!":...

More like "Algorithms Gone Wild!": http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-38448140 It started as a literally accurate (but over-hyped) report of an "explosion in Bangkok" (firecrackers tossed at a...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-28-2016
Replies: 167
Views: 15,128
Posted By Chuck Albertson
Those of us with longer memories will recall that...

Those of us with longer memories will recall that the ValuJet crash was caused by the on-board ignition of spare oxygen generators (they provide oxygen for passengers for those frightening events...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-23-2016
Replies: 44
Views: 2,589
Posted By Chuck Albertson
Cheese and onion?

Cheese and onion?
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-22-2016
Replies: 44
Views: 2,589
Posted By Chuck Albertson
Kodachrome. 25, 64, 200. Even, for a few years,...

Kodachrome. 25, 64, 200. Even, for a few years, K64 in 120 format. Prices were $5.00 a roll and up. You could buy a party pack of K64 (50 rolls) and save a few bucks.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 11-22-2016
Replies: 75
Views: 7,695
Posted By Chuck Albertson
If you got the camera for a decent price, bite...

If you got the camera for a decent price, bite the bullet and schedule the sensor replacement. The corrosion doesn't look too bad now, but it will get worse. My MM was in the shop for six months for...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-17-2016
Replies: 54
Views: 4,185
Posted By Chuck Albertson
The Waterford Whispers News has the ultimate...

The Waterford Whispers News has the ultimate put-down (as usual):

http://waterfordwhispersnews.com/2016/11/14/these-syrian-refugees-just-nailed-the-mannequin-challenge/
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-07-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 1,801
Posted By Chuck Albertson
I was going to say, don't sell your D3 to get a...

I was going to say, don't sell your D3 to get a D7000 - you could get 3 or 4 used/good D7000s for a D3.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 10-05-2016
Replies: 26
Views: 3,599
Posted By Chuck Albertson
I saw a review of the film in the Times a couple...

I saw a review of the film in the Times a couple of weeks ago, and went looking for when it might show up in a theatre (I don't bother with the streamers). Good news is, it will be screened in...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 09-26-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 1,540
Posted By Chuck Albertson
The Times' Lens blog had previously run a piece...

The Times' Lens blog had previously run a piece on the Jerome Avenue project, so I was glad to see they've put it into a book (ordered a copy).

Folks in the Seattle area who would like to see more...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 08-02-2016
Replies: 23
Views: 1,769
Posted By Chuck Albertson
Worth it for the BBC World Service.

Worth it for the BBC World Service.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-30-2016
Replies: 20
Views: 1,649
Posted By Chuck Albertson
I can think of a lot of things I'd rather do with...

I can think of a lot of things I'd rather do with my evenings on a trip.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-23-2016
Replies: 41
Views: 3,099
Posted By Chuck Albertson
I have no hesitation recommending...

I have no hesitation recommending Dwayne's:

http://www.dwaynesphoto.com/

Back in the day (10 years ago), it was the last lab processing K-14, and they did it well.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-21-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 1,294
Posted By Chuck Albertson
The datasheet recommends a hand inspection (nice...

The datasheet recommends a hand inspection (nice if you can get it) instead of running it through a carry-on scanner, but I shove ISO 3200 film through a carry-on scanner a number of times with no...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-21-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 1,294
Posted By Chuck Albertson
If it's in checked baggage, your film is doomed....

If it's in checked baggage, your film is doomed. Doesn't matter if it is 35mm, 120, large format or instant. Also, "unaccompanied" bags usually means their owner didn't get on the flight, and as a...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-17-2016
Replies: 104
Views: 19,107
Posted By Chuck Albertson
Why would they market it to the mainstream?

Why would they market it to the mainstream?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-23-2016
Replies: 30
Views: 2,900
Posted By Chuck Albertson
"New" Tri-X came about when Kodak consolidated...

"New" Tri-X came about when Kodak consolidated its Tri-X film coating line with the newer coating facility they had running for T-Max films. It was supposed to be the same Tri-X emulsion, but the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-03-2016
Replies: 78
Views: 8,386
Posted By Chuck Albertson
Well, film developers aren't exactly driving the...

Well, film developers aren't exactly driving the pace car of photographic development these days. Rodinal is over 100 years old, so TMax and Xtol are comparitive kids. I like both TMax and Xtol and...
Forum: RFF News 01-02-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 3,161
Posted By Chuck Albertson
The Leica Blog has been re-vamped in the last few...

The Leica Blog has been re-vamped in the last few weeks, but I don't recall it going missing completely. It appears that all the content is still accessible (the tags have been moved to the bottom of...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-23-2015
Replies: 47
Views: 4,938
Posted By Chuck Albertson
I'm only on my second DSLR (a D750, along with...

I'm only on my second DSLR (a D750, along with the user D7000 I've using for a couple of years), but I groaned when I opened the box and found a 500-page instruction manual. You have to triage the...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 12-20-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 8,769
Posted By Chuck Albertson
Keep in mind that the OP was using Kodafix, a...

Keep in mind that the OP was using Kodafix, a hardening fixer. Film that has gone through a hardening fix requires additional wash time. You can instead use Kodak Rapid Fixer (and not add the little...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-25-2015
Replies: 99
Views: 7,203
Posted By Chuck Albertson
Rommel's Leica.

Rommel's Leica.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 10-07-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 1,482
Posted By Chuck Albertson
Good lessons learned by the kids doing that...

Good lessons learned by the kids doing that project, engaging the people they were photographing, being accepted by the community, and being careful with the number of frames they shot. Where will...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 10-07-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 11,904
Posted By Chuck Albertson
I have had a canvas Hadley for about 25 years,...

I have had a canvas Hadley for about 25 years, and it wears like iron. It looks like it's aged a bit, but still keeps the gear dry. I've had a 307 (larger bag with FibreNyte) for about 4 years. It's...
Forum: Travel 09-29-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 2,305
Posted By Chuck Albertson
For large lots, I take the film out of the cans...

For large lots, I take the film out of the cans and cram 16 rolls into a square flat Tupperware container - I had a secretary a long time ago who dealt Tupperware on the side. Keeps the film dry, and...
Forum: Photo Software 06-20-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 1,600
Posted By Chuck Albertson
That's one reason I avoid the subscription model,...

That's one reason I avoid the subscription model, when I can. I travel a lot with a laptop, and there are few things more aggravating than trying to download email and attachments from work over a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-06-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 3,266
Posted By Chuck Albertson
It may not be the last film-based recon bird. The...

It may not be the last film-based recon bird. The Russians have had problems with the Persona digicam sats, the first one fell short of the mark and the second has had problems on orbit, but may have...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-10-2015
Replies: 30
Views: 4,251
Posted By Chuck Albertson
That's pretty much the system I use for my...

That's pretty much the system I use for my digital files, Bill. I just installed a new Lenovo desktop and ordered it with three hard drives in a JBOD configuration, not RAID. The current year's...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-03-2015
Replies: 54
Views: 3,933
Posted By Chuck Albertson
Brings to mind that old story of the guy taking...

Brings to mind that old story of the guy taking his son deer hunting. They didn't find any deer, but the kid got all excited when he found some deer tracks on the ground. "Take 'em home, son," the...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 04-18-2015
Replies: 44
Views: 5,353
Posted By Chuck Albertson
The first menu-driven camera I ever confronted...

The first menu-driven camera I ever confronted was a film camera, a used F6 that I picked up. The Nikon manual is pretty much useless in telling you what the menu functions are, and how to set up a...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-04-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 2,184
Posted By Chuck Albertson
You left out the "TSA will just crank up the...

You left out the "TSA will just crank up the voltage on the scanners if you put your film in a lead-lined bag" crowd.
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 12-23-2014
Replies: 74
Views: 13,641
Posted By Chuck Albertson
Hear from yer man here: http://vimeo.com/106406707

Hear from yer man here: http://vimeo.com/106406707
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-01-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 4,471
Posted By Chuck Albertson
Who's Seth Godin?

Who's Seth Godin?
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-22-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 841
Posted By Chuck Albertson
Have a Rauchbier for me in Bamberg. Check out the...

Have a Rauchbier for me in Bamberg. Check out the child's leg on the Rathaus.
Forum: Photo Software 10-18-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 962
Posted By Chuck Albertson
I got LR 4.4 and SilverEfex Pro 2 at the same...

I got LR 4.4 and SilverEfex Pro 2 at the same time (came with the camera), and have since upgraded to LR 5.6. SilverEfex took the upgrade just fine and works as normal as a plug-in. Don't know about...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 10-12-2014
Replies: 74
Views: 13,641
Posted By Chuck Albertson
If you can't find a copy of the book, the first...

If you can't find a copy of the book, the first issue of the new M magazine has a nice selection of Parkes' work, most of it from the book.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-26-2014
Replies: 59
Views: 5,725
Posted By Chuck Albertson
My nephew, who is in college and is actually...

My nephew, who is in college and is actually getting paid to shoot stills, is equally adept at shooting video. He learned it in school and is comfortable with either. He finds most clients...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-03-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,422
Posted By Chuck Albertson
I use EI 200 or 250 for HP5+ or Tri-X. I've never...

I use EI 200 or 250 for HP5+ or Tri-X. I've never used rotary processing, so can't comment on that.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-02-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,422
Posted By Chuck Albertson
When I pull a film to reduce contrast, I shoot...

When I pull a film to reduce contrast, I shoot the film at a *lower* EI, then cut back the development time by 25% (that's what works for my setup). HP5+ is well-suited for this. If it's a really...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-02-2014
Replies: 71
Views: 8,101
Posted By Chuck Albertson
I'm still relatively new to this. How is this...

I'm still relatively new to this. How is this different from the lens profiles I have to punch up on the Monochrom (because I'm too cheap to have my "old" lenses 6-bit coded)?
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 04-27-2014
Replies: 71
Views: 8,101
Posted By Chuck Albertson
Up to a point. According to this review...

Up to a point. According to this review http://www.reddotforum.com/content.php/343-Leica-T-%28Typ-701%29-Review (quite a good one, I think) the WiFi link must go through a router; it won't link...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 04-10-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 3,662
Posted By Chuck Albertson
I throw them in the wash with the other laundry.

I throw them in the wash with the other laundry.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-29-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 1,469
Posted By Chuck Albertson
The last line in the review prompts me to ask:...

The last line in the review prompts me to ask: Who has say-so for Gene Smith's estate? I thought it was Aileen Smith.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-01-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 3,546
Posted By Chuck Albertson
You've obviously never had to deal with someone...

You've obviously never had to deal with someone in the throes of a grand mal seizure. It can be like wrestling four people at once.

It's a standard disclaimer, like the one about graphic news images...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-09-2014
Replies: 64
Views: 7,255
Posted By Chuck Albertson
I make both types of prints, and they're just...

I make both types of prints, and they're just different. I've spent the last year learning how to print pictures from a Monochrom, and find they don't need a great deal of post-processing in...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-18-2014
Replies: 44
Views: 4,287
Posted By Chuck Albertson
The back-up is a film copy (ironically).

The back-up is a film copy (ironically).
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-12-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 4,227
Posted By Chuck Albertson
Breath control.

Breath control.
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 10-01-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 3,066
Posted By Chuck Albertson
I use one of these, and it runs like a champ....

I use one of these, and it runs like a champ. Lenovo calls it a portable workstation, and that's about right. Max out the RAM, and get the GI Joe graphics card with the Kung Fu grip.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-02-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 3,030
Posted By Chuck Albertson
Not that complicated. Just have all the male jury...

Not that complicated. Just have all the male jury members stand up when the offending photos are displayed.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-16-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,302
Posted By Chuck Albertson
Two years for the Monochrom.

Two years for the Monochrom.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-07-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 3,190
Posted By Chuck Albertson
A really good, but small, flashlight. If I'm...

A really good, but small, flashlight.

If I'm traveling, a Sony AM/FM/shortwave radio about the size of a deck of cards (not as useful as it used to be, as the BBC and others are abandoning...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-05-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,698
Posted By Chuck Albertson
Why wouldn't your post generate a ton of replies?...

Why wouldn't your post generate a ton of replies? I think even prehistoric cave painters got into raging arguments about whose brush had better definition and paint flow.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 06-21-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 1,793
Posted By Chuck Albertson
If the person running the scanner doesn't want to...

If the person running the scanner doesn't want to take a look inside your lead bag, they aren't doing their job. If something shows up opaque on their screen, they are supposed to take a peak inside....
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 06-18-2013
Replies: 69
Views: 8,936
Posted By Chuck Albertson
It's like reading a Google translation of Ichiro...

It's like reading a Google translation of Ichiro talking about hitting. I saw that Moriyama/Klein show at the Tate Modern last year, and was really blown away by his pictures. I forgot to ask what...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-17-2013
Replies: 94
Views: 6,174
Posted By Chuck Albertson
You saw one in a store? I would have thought the...

You saw one in a store? I would have thought the lot of them would be scarfed up by Central Committee members.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 06-16-2013
Replies: 59
Views: 4,094
Posted By Chuck Albertson
The only "artist's statement" I pay any attention...

The only "artist's statement" I pay any attention to is the invoice for the print.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-06-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 1,674
Posted By Chuck Albertson
I hate MBAs.

I hate MBAs.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-06-2013
Replies: 51
Views: 4,446
Posted By Chuck Albertson
If that's true, the NSW goverment should probably...

If that's true, the NSW goverment should probably ring-fence Kings Cross, so the tourists don't stumble across it.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-03-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 757
Posted By Chuck Albertson
It's like their ad says: "Every day, more crappy...

It's like their ad says: "Every day, more crappy photos are taken with the iPhone than any other camera."
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-24-2013
Replies: 61
Views: 5,651
Posted By Chuck Albertson
It's not dead. It's resting.

It's not dead. It's resting.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-22-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 3,072
Posted By Chuck Albertson
The BJP has a decent discussion of the topic...

The BJP has a decent discussion of the topic today:
...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-06-2013
Replies: 124
Views: 12,765
Posted By Chuck Albertson
Adobe's CEO elucidates a bit more here: ...

Adobe's CEO elucidates a bit more here:

http://mashable.com/2013/05/06/adobe-ceo-interview-creative-cloud/
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-06-2013
Replies: 124
Views: 12,765
Posted By Chuck Albertson
It *can* happen. And don't call me Shirley.

It *can* happen. And don't call me Shirley.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 04-29-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 3,349
Posted By Chuck Albertson
There was a long article in last month's BJP...

There was a long article in last month's BJP (which is just arriving in the States) about this project and Salgado's change from shooting film to digital. There was some mention about dissatisfaction...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-29-2013
Replies: 56
Views: 6,850
Posted By Chuck Albertson
I want your information for free!

I want your information for free!
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 04-25-2013
Replies: 51
Views: 5,892
Posted By Chuck Albertson
Neither, at the moment. I tend to use a belt bag...

Neither, at the moment. I tend to use a belt bag (an old Domke F-5Xsomething). It's easy to work out of (don't use a lot of gear) and if I have to squat or climb something for a different angle, it...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 03-26-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 2,948
Posted By Chuck Albertson
I got a Lenovo W530 laptop/portable workstation a...

I got a Lenovo W530 laptop/portable workstation a couple of months ago to run Lightroom, with 16GB of RAM and a 500GB hard drive. You can order a RAID drive in lieu of the default DVD burner, but I...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-25-2013
Replies: 38
Views: 6,046
Posted By Chuck Albertson
They weigh less. Their batts tend to last longer...

They weigh less.
Their batts tend to last longer between charges.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-04-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 499
Posted By Chuck Albertson
They've been delivering a lot of lenses the past...

They've been delivering a lot of lenses the past month or so, Glazer's in Seattle is pretty well stocked. Don't know if they have the 90, though.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-01-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 2,782
Posted By Chuck Albertson
Don't use Rodinal to develop Delta at 3200. It's...

Don't use Rodinal to develop Delta at 3200. It's not really designed for pushing film speeds, and it is only a fine-grain developer if you shot fine-grained film. Otherwise, it gives you the grain...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-12-2013
Replies: 118
Views: 9,270
Posted By Chuck Albertson
Today's Wall Street Journal has a piece about...

Today's Wall Street Journal has a piece about one-third of the Kodak HQ building in Rochester is slated to be sold to the local community college.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-11-2013
Replies: 48
Views: 6,884
Posted By Chuck Albertson
...and he's not even Catholic!

...and he's not even Catholic!
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-11-2013
Replies: 48
Views: 6,884
Posted By Chuck Albertson
Paddy Power has the line on likely successors,...

Paddy Power has the line on likely successors, and a few not-likely:

http://www.paddypower.com/bet/novelty-betting/current-affairs/pope-betting
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-01-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 2,790
Posted By Chuck Albertson
Out of curiosity, Bill, what makes LR the...

Out of curiosity, Bill, what makes LR the "weakest" for big prints -- that color-bleed problem you mentioned later?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-26-2013
Replies: 94
Views: 17,845
Posted By Chuck Albertson
Best practices these days include *not* wearing a...

Best practices these days include *not* wearing a tie to a riot, unless it's a clip-on.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-23-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 883
Posted By Chuck Albertson
Moving subjects--forget it, unless they're...

Moving subjects--forget it, unless they're crossing in front of you at a fixed distance. If they're moving towards you, focus at a point and wait for them to hit that spot. It takes practice.

For...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-23-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 2,210
Posted By Chuck Albertson
I recall an article by one of his sons,...

I recall an article by one of his sons, explaining how he printed his dad's negatives. If he had a particularly thick negative, he just screwed a higher-wattage bulb into the fixture hanging from the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-20-2013
Replies: 43
Views: 3,430
Posted By Chuck Albertson
=1 for Akubras. I have a "Snowy River" model that...

=1 for Akubras. I have a "Snowy River" model that I picked up in Longreach about 25 years ago, and it's nearly indestructible.
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 01-19-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 5,498
Posted By Chuck Albertson
I loved it. Almost like the Dos Equis "Most...

I loved it. Almost like the Dos Equis "Most Interesting Man in the World" campaign. But if it's a spot for the Sao Paolo Leica store, why is the voiceover in German, with English sub-titles?
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 01-11-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 914
Posted By Chuck Albertson
Do not attempt mouth-to-mouth rescusitation.

Do not attempt mouth-to-mouth rescusitation.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-06-2013
Replies: 163
Views: 104,832
Posted By Chuck Albertson
Back in the day, known as "the full Cleveland."...

Back in the day, known as "the full Cleveland." Shades of Herb Tarlock!
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-06-2013
Replies: 163
Views: 104,832
Posted By Chuck Albertson
I used to shop at Optechs when they were on...

I used to shop at Optechs when they were on Fairview Avenue--haven't been in to see them since they moved down to Sodo. The staff at Clyed's were always supremely patient with me when I was a...
Forum: Travel 01-04-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 2,201
Posted By Chuck Albertson
You'll be fine. I shoot a lot of TMZ on the road...

You'll be fine. I shoot a lot of TMZ on the road and it survives multiple passes through the carry-on scanners. Especially in Europe, where I tend to lose arguments with MP5-toting guards and don't...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-28-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,613
Posted By Chuck Albertson
Just as clarification of the linked article, I...

Just as clarification of the linked article, I understand that Nat Geo changed its mind after a quiet word with the Facebook/Instagram brain-trust. Though I'm not sure why.

I am more concerned...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-23-2012
Replies: 1
Views: 1,090
Posted By Chuck Albertson
Thanks for the links, Bill. I've only recently...

Thanks for the links, Bill. I've only recently started using SD cards (just bought my first digicam), and it's yet another foreign language I have to master.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-21-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 936
Posted By Chuck Albertson
For now. But Facebook shelled out a bit under $1...

For now. But Facebook shelled out a bit under $1 billion to buy that pig, and they'll try to recoup that investment somehow.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 12-13-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 1,145
Posted By Chuck Albertson
I wouldn't use a rubber band or masking tape, if...

I wouldn't use a rubber band or masking tape, if you're going to leave the negs uncut. Both will eventually rot and leave some sort of residue on the film.
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 11-21-2012
Replies: 35
Views: 4,996
Posted By Chuck Albertson
I use the tri-fold amenity kits/washbags that...

I use the tri-fold amenity kits/washbags that British Airways used to hand out in business class. Hold about a dozen rolls of 120.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 11-17-2012
Replies: 99
Views: 20,316
Posted By Chuck Albertson
If everything fits, stick with the Hadley large....

If everything fits, stick with the Hadley large. There's no better bag in the rain. If you have to reach too deep into it to retrieve your camera, shorten the shoulder strap!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-21-2012
Replies: 56
Views: 8,678
Posted By Chuck Albertson
Except that the Formulary's instructions for TF-4...

Except that the Formulary's instructions for TF-4 recommends using distilled water for mix-up. They say it reduces the smell.

I use distilled water for mixing Xtol, because I've found it collapses...
Forum: Optics Theory - 10-15-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 2,845
Posted By Chuck Albertson
Irreconcilable differences.

Irreconcilable differences.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-09-2012
Replies: 168
Views: 29,447
Posted By Chuck Albertson
I saw a M-E in the display case at Glazer's the...

I saw a M-E in the display case at Glazer's the other day. Looks nice.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-09-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 1,984
Posted By Chuck Albertson
Well done, Peter! I read your piece in this...

Well done, Peter! I read your piece in this morning's print edition--they ran it on page one, with a couple of your photos on the inside of the business section.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-03-2012
Replies: 42
Views: 6,311
Posted By Chuck Albertson
A rich guy with a conservative political...

A rich guy with a conservative political agenda--didn't see that one coming. Unless Blackstone's 44% ownership gives them some sort of operational control, who cares? If Leica makes money for them,...
Forum: RFF News 10-03-2012
Replies: 41
Views: 13,089
Posted By Chuck Albertson
Last week, about ten rolls worth. I had a...

Last week, about ten rolls worth. I had a premonition.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-01-2012
Replies: 39
Views: 4,493
Posted By Chuck Albertson
I spray champagne all over it.

I spray champagne all over it.
Forum: Travel 09-26-2012
Replies: 69
Views: 10,839
Posted By Chuck Albertson
If you're going to be in Truckee, stop in...

If you're going to be in Truckee, stop in Yosemite. Don't stay in the WOBs.

If you're going to be in the city, just walk around a lot.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-20-2012
Replies: 59
Views: 8,201
Posted By Chuck Albertson
My mistake...I was thinking of NellyBell, the...

My mistake...I was thinking of NellyBell, the Jeep in the Roy Rogers series (same era).
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-20-2012
Replies: 59
Views: 8,201
Posted By Chuck Albertson
Bonus points for naming their Jeep.

Bonus points for naming their Jeep.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-20-2012
Replies: 59
Views: 8,201
Posted By Chuck Albertson
"Out of the blue of the Western sky comes...Sky...

"Out of the blue of the Western sky comes...Sky King!" (cue theme music)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-19-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 3,912
Posted By Chuck Albertson
I like the old-school rewind knob on the MP--it's...

I like the old-school rewind knob on the MP--it's a lot more durable. I've had the angled rewind wheels on a couple of M6's wind right off the shaft. That said, I have a (9-year-old) MP in the shop...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-16-2012
Replies: 30
Views: 7,985
Posted By Chuck Albertson
Kodak itself used to sell empty 5L jugs for labs...

Kodak itself used to sell empty 5L jugs for labs to store E-6 chemistry in. I bought a couple a few years ago, and they still work well.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-28-2012
Replies: 132
Views: 19,505
Posted By Chuck Albertson
As one of the 800-odd people on the planet who...

As one of the 800-odd people on the planet who are not on Facebook or Twitter, I feel massively disenfranchised.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-27-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 5,047
Posted By Chuck Albertson
I have it, too, on a Mag card.

I have it, too, on a Mag card.
Forum: Travel 08-18-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,716
Posted By Chuck Albertson
Also recommend John Gunn's shop in Dublin (16...

Also recommend John Gunn's shop in Dublin (16 Wexford Street, a delightful hole-in-the-wall place off the SW corner of St. Stephen's Green), though it's in the middle of your trip. Don't know of any...
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 07-27-2012
Replies: 38
Views: 3,336
Posted By Chuck Albertson
Casablanca is also #2. It's that good.

Casablanca is also #2. It's that good.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 07-21-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 888
Posted By Chuck Albertson
So, dump it.

So, dump it.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 07-16-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 1,730
Posted By Chuck Albertson
What's your bag, man? (Quote source and context)

What's your bag, man? (Quote source and context)
Forum: RFF Polls 07-01-2012
Replies: 119
Views: 37,258
Posted By Chuck Albertson
I keep medium yellow (K2) filters more or less...

I keep medium yellow (K2) filters more or less permanently on the 35 and 24 mm lenses that I do most of my shooting with. Mostly for tone correction, especially subjects where I want to get that...
Forum: Travel 06-29-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 4,092
Posted By Chuck Albertson
Stop off in Kinvara on the south side of Galway...

Stop off in Kinvara on the south side of Galway Bay, then head over the Burren to Ballyvaughn. Nice bar/cafe on the pier.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-28-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 1,884
Posted By Chuck Albertson
Never put film in checked luggage (if it gets...

Never put film in checked luggage (if it gets scanned, the x-rays are much nastier than the checkpoint scanners they use for carry-on bags). Otherwise, don't worry about it--I routinely carry EI 3200...
Forum: Travel 05-21-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 1,837
Posted By Chuck Albertson
There aren't any examples, because the operator...

There aren't any examples, because the operator can't up the dosage. The op looks at the display, he/she is not a radiologist. If they can't figure out what's on the screen, they open up your bag.
Forum: Travel 05-21-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 1,837
Posted By Chuck Albertson
If I'm carrying that much film, I usually pull it...

If I'm carrying that much film, I usually pull it out of the cans and slot it into some Tupperware square flat containers I bought from my seceretary of 20 years ago (she was selling Tupperware as a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-08-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1,295
Posted By Chuck Albertson
The official reason is that a lot of people want...

The official reason is that a lot of people want a fully-manual M. They sell all that are made.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-09-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 2,137
Posted By Chuck Albertson
The rules are different in Chapter 11. You don't...

The rules are different in Chapter 11. You don't exactly take the long view.
Forum: Travel 03-20-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 2,706
Posted By Chuck Albertson
Take the DART out to Howth, base for what's left...

Take the DART out to Howth, base for what's left of the fishing fleet. A walk around Howth Head is nice if the weather isn't too bad.

Second the suggestion of the Guinness brewery--even if you...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-19-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 3,197
Posted By Chuck Albertson
Chris nailed it. I bought a grey F2 last year,...

Chris nailed it. I bought a grey F2 last year, and it doubles as a grey card.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-16-2012
Replies: 69
Views: 6,274
Posted By Chuck Albertson
The Museum of Flight in Seattle has a...

The Museum of Flight in Seattle has a recently-restored B-29 on the premises, but I don't believe it's airworthy. It's currently shrink-wrapped to protect it from the elements--sort of a cross...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-06-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 1,726
Posted By Chuck Albertson
I used to use a two-part developer they make for...

I used to use a two-part developer they make for T-Max films, and thought it was quite good. (I switched back to T-Max developer because it was simpler to process with one developer.) I use TF-4/TF-5...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-04-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,141
Posted By Chuck Albertson
Dump it. Chalk it up to experience.

Dump it. Chalk it up to experience.
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 03-01-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,220
Posted By Chuck Albertson
Sony PCM-M10, with an outboard mike if you want...

Sony PCM-M10, with an outboard mike if you want to get fancy. It even records full audio, not just MP3.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 02-21-2012
Replies: 110
Views: 11,452
Posted By Chuck Albertson
Quite. That's why he's being questioned by the...

Quite. That's why he's being questioned by the local plod:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-17110618
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 02-21-2012
Replies: 110
Views: 11,452
Posted By Chuck Albertson
Dom couldn't make it to the shoot, he's in police...

Dom couldn't make it to the shoot, he's in police custody (again).
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-13-2012
Replies: 35
Views: 5,033
Posted By Chuck Albertson
Your definition works for me. My favorite place...

Your definition works for me. My favorite place is the Seattle Public Library, the Rem Koolhaas design that went up a few years ago. Even in the lousiest weather, there are a ton of people taking...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-03-2012
Replies: 25
Views: 2,006
Posted By Chuck Albertson
It took me about a year to really get comfortable...

It took me about a year to really get comfortable shooting a RF, but I'm kind of slow and anyway that was 20 years ago. Second Francisco's suggestion to practice film loading--it trips up every Leica...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-02-2012
Replies: 71
Views: 7,221
Posted By Chuck Albertson
If Bernd and Hilla Becher were working in the US...

If Bernd and Hilla Becher were working in the US these days, they'd probably wind up in Gitmo.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-27-2012
Replies: 126
Views: 11,693
Posted By Chuck Albertson
Tom Wolfe would call me a bug on the windshield...

Tom Wolfe would call me a bug on the windshield of the pace car of technical progress.

I don't think digital is evil, but it's just not for me. I'm not a professional, so there's no economic...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-26-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 1,828
Posted By Chuck Albertson
I mostly use Adox MCC, their resurrection of the...

I mostly use Adox MCC, their resurrection of the former Agfa Multicontrast FB line. Slightly brighter base than Agfa used, and really good blacks. The new Ilford stuff is starting to show up on the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-12-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 1,064
Posted By Chuck Albertson
Microphen works fine at 1:1 for box speed, or for...

Microphen works fine at 1:1 for box speed, or for pushing. It's not my first choice (prefer Xtol) but it produces negs that are appreciably different from D-76 1:1.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-04-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 2,756
Posted By Chuck Albertson
Back in London over New Year's weekend, and this...

Back in London over New Year's weekend, and this time saw the show at the Imperial War Museum. Well worth the trip. Admission to the IWM is free, though the McCullin exhibition is an additional 7...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-21-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,209
Posted By Chuck Albertson
Try doing your final rinse (just before you hang...

Try doing your final rinse (just before you hang it up to dry) in distilled water, with a wetting agent like Kodak PhotoFlo added to it (follow directions on the bottle).
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-09-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 4,135
Posted By Chuck Albertson
I usually use Rodinal 1:50 for Delta 100. Start...

I usually use Rodinal 1:50 for Delta 100. Start with the recommended times for Rodinal on Ilford's data sheet for Delta 100. I tend to rate the film at EI 50 for sunny/contrasty outdoor scenes (I...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-23-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,295
Posted By Chuck Albertson
Just buy a roll of E100G and shut up. Otherwise,...

Just buy a roll of E100G and shut up. Otherwise, it will disappear, too.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 11-17-2011
Replies: 96
Views: 14,544
Posted By Chuck Albertson
Kodak used to sell Tri-X in 50-roll party packs;...

Kodak used to sell Tri-X in 50-roll party packs; K64, too. Ilford used to do that with HP5+, too. Lately, I've seen HP5+ available in 100-roll packs.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-17-2011
Replies: 51
Views: 4,223
Posted By Chuck Albertson
Those were dark days, indeed...the invention of...

Those were dark days, indeed...the invention of light beer, disco, white leather belts...it took bands like the Sex Pistols and the Dead Kennedys to lead the way out.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 11-17-2011
Replies: 96
Views: 14,544
Posted By Chuck Albertson
I usually buy TMX 120 in the 5-roll pro-packs,...

I usually buy TMX 120 in the 5-roll pro-packs, anyway. Less messy packaging to get rid of. Tri-X 120 usually comes in 10-roll bricks, lots of messy packaging to get rid of.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-13-2011
Replies: 44
Views: 3,704
Posted By Chuck Albertson
Hold it. A mob of photographers, a fistfight...

Hold it. A mob of photographers, a fistfight breaks out, and *nobody* has posted pictures of it?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-10-2011
Replies: 37
Views: 4,709
Posted By Chuck Albertson
He's a documentarian, and the Genesis project in...

He's a documentarian, and the Genesis project in particular is aimed at capturing aspects of the world that may disappear shortly. I don't think he wants his images left to something as ephemeral as...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-31-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 1,116
Posted By Chuck Albertson
I think Barnes & Noble still carries it, if...

I think Barnes & Noble still carries it, if there's one near you.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-28-2011
Replies: 40
Views: 10,706
Posted By Chuck Albertson
Good stuff, very similar to Tri-X; they're both...

Good stuff, very similar to Tri-X; they're both bulletproof in terms of absorbing your mistakes in exposure/processing and still producing a decent negative. I used to process it in Rodinal (expose...
Forum: Off Topic 10-24-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 1,365
Posted By Chuck Albertson
I've had a Lenovo laptop (an X61) for over 4...

I've had a Lenovo laptop (an X61) for over 4 years, and it runs like a champ. It's lightweight (even with a higher-capacity batt), has a great keyboard, and about 5 hours of battery life. About the...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 10-20-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 2,756
Posted By Chuck Albertson
The Financial Times had a good review of the IWM...

The Financial Times had a good review of the IWM show on Thursday:

http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/2/68a60c74-fa34-11e0-b70d-00144feab49a.html#axzz1bMfh99cD

I'm kicking myself for not seeing it when...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 10-13-2011
Replies: 35
Views: 4,934
Posted By Chuck Albertson
I'm trying to remember how many bananas I ate...

I'm trying to remember how many bananas I ate that day in 1961, when they wouldn't let us kids out to go play in the pink snow that suddenly fell on our town.
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