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Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-05-2018
Replies: 336
Views: 85,081
Posted By quejai
Yes we were able to get some test images back in...

Yes we were able to get some test images back in 2015 or so, however that was really representative of the sort of results to expect if we ended up successfully designing the rest of the scanner...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-04-2018
Replies: 336
Views: 85,081
Posted By quejai
Thanks for the constructive criticism. We’ll get...

Thanks for the constructive criticism. We’ll get back to you over the next day or so.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 04-22-2018
Replies: 336
Views: 85,081
Posted By quejai
Hey all, Apologies for the delay in this...

Hey all,

Apologies for the delay in this response. We've got a plan to avoid delays like this in the future, will get to that in a moment.

We've made significant progress with the scanner. We're...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-22-2018
Replies: 336
Views: 85,081
Posted By quejai
Well there has been a bit of design turbulence...

Well there has been a bit of design turbulence going on over the past few weeks, so it's worth clarifying where we're at. The USB issue is solved though!

Our investigations into a smaller model 2...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 12-18-2017
Replies: 336
Views: 85,081
Posted By quejai
Regrettably, not quite. It will purr soon...

Regrettably, not quite. It will purr soon though...
A lot of prep was done (decoding the unusual raw format, developing the motion equations, setting up the fpga, ...) , the weak link was being...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 12-05-2017
Replies: 336
Views: 85,081
Posted By quejai
Thanks all @pyeh I'm there I've spent the last...

Thanks all

@pyeh I'm there

I've spent the last few days playing around with making software that will turn the output from the scanner into the resultant scanned image.

Here's a real-time video of...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-30-2017
Replies: 336
Views: 85,081
Posted By quejai
Hi, yep I should have mentioned this earlier....

Hi, yep I should have mentioned this earlier. Currently in uni exams, so progress has stalled recently, however from around the middle of November the scanner project will be my main occupation.
Our...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-29-2017
Replies: 336
Views: 85,081
Posted By quejai
Those pics and vids I was referring to earlier,...

Those pics and vids I was referring to earlier, featuring the new snake holder in...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-18-2017
Replies: 336
Views: 85,081
Posted By quejai
hah! What I meant was that the new approach works...

hah! What I meant was that the new approach works with thicker (sheet film) and thinner (120 and smaller) film without having to have a diffferent holder. 5x7 is very safely accomodated.

Yes there...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-17-2017
Replies: 336
Views: 85,081
Posted By quejai
Well I'm pretty confident that we really are...

Well I'm pretty confident that we really are nearing completion on all fronts.

However we've decided, until we get the prototype fully functional, to adopt a policy of 'show, don't tell' regarding...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 08-03-2017
Replies: 336
Views: 85,081
Posted By quejai
Heh good to be keen Alright so basically caleb...

Heh good to be keen

Alright so basically caleb and I are each partway though assembling our own scanners. I'm waiting on some stuff to arrive, basically our suppliers missed the boat (literally) so...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 07-06-2017
Replies: 336
Views: 85,081
Posted By quejai
The juicy updates will be on tap for the next...

The juicy updates will be on tap for the next month, as uni's off for a bit. Looks like I'll have more time for this next sem even when uni is on too.

Todays updates are fairly dry though, but not...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-31-2017
Replies: 336
Views: 85,081
Posted By quejai
The more the better! I'll let quejai tune in on...

The more the better! I'll let quejai tune in on the rest of your questions. It will be a USB 3.0 connection with pp on front-end ATM.



Jack, the sensor format is larger than the standard we have...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-20-2017
Replies: 336
Views: 85,081
Posted By quejai
For sure. It feels slow on our side too, and I'd...

For sure. It feels slow on our side too, and I'd love to be able to do this full time but that's not going to happen.

Kept building the snake holder, but it turned out to be a bit too fiddly the...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-31-2017
Replies: 336
Views: 85,081
Posted By quejai
Hi there, We would just like to elaborate...

Hi there,

We would just like to elaborate further on the drum idea here. Firstly, thanks for the input, it is interesting because we have this considered in-depth before but have determined that it...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-31-2017
Replies: 336
Views: 85,081
Posted By quejai
Cheers We had considered a drum, but didn't...

Cheers





We had considered a drum, but didn't pursue it for a couple of reasons, one being that it would be too expensive to find/get some made accurately enough. Honestly yeah it could be done,...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-12-2017
Replies: 336
Views: 85,081
Posted By quejai
@mani re. market readiness: It will be...

@mani re. market readiness: It will be interesting to see how it goes. I think we'll work something out.



In terms of appeal, I agree. In terms of short term repairs, I agree. But in terms of...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-26-2017
Replies: 336
Views: 85,081
Posted By quejai
This is a response from Caleb: I'm a fan of the...

This is a response from Caleb:

I'm a fan of the rondinax tank design, I own around 10 of them - I found my first in a box of darkroom equipment I picked up at an op-shop for $20 since then the...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-13-2017
Replies: 132
Views: 10,290
Posted By quejai
Would be nice if they released a bit more...

Would be nice if they released a bit more specific info / pics now and then. I'd like to stick one of their sensors in the backdoor of a bessa, that would be easier and more lucrative than building a...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-06-2017
Replies: 924
Views: 208,318
Posted By quejai
What you want is for the center of mass to not be...

What you want is for the center of mass to not be changed. If the drum spins wthlut wow/flutter when unloaded then this idea should work.
Having never used a drum scanner, I imagine one way to do...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-02-2017
Replies: 336
Views: 85,081
Posted By quejai
To clarify: Focus works by spinning the focus...

To clarify:

Focus works by spinning the focus motor. That spins a belt that moves around the whole perimeter of the carriage level; from the motor, along the sides, to the far pulleys you can see in...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-02-2017
Replies: 336
Views: 85,081
Posted By quejai
Would be good, but you'd need to do a bit of DIY...

Would be good, but you'd need to do a bit of DIY to make it fit. i.e. remove the case if too large, build a mounting panel for it, etc. Definitely doable though.



Well these parts are the new...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-27-2017
Replies: 17
Views: 1,785
Posted By quejai
I think that's a certified Good Deal I'm still...

I think that's a certified Good Deal
I'm still yet to get a leica, but it would either be this or an M6
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-24-2017
Replies: 336
Views: 85,081
Posted By quejai
Interesting, now that I think about it, to...

Interesting, now that I think about it, to implement a flying spot approach would be very possible, just sub in a new light source/sensor. This is a great excuse to mess with PMT's, but right now the...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-20-2017
Replies: 336
Views: 85,081
Posted By quejai
fjolnir - super appreciated, thanks. Will try to...

fjolnir - super appreciated, thanks. Will try to get the first version working by ourselves but we'll know who to ask when we get stuck. Our style is to learn what we do as we go, so I'd say that...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 12-30-2016
Replies: 336
Views: 85,081
Posted By quejai
Interesting, it is similar. I was actually...

Interesting, it is similar. I was actually reading about an identical machine from another company yesterday. Seems overly complicated though.

So the 10x objective arrived, I did some tests, and it...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 12-16-2016
Replies: 336
Views: 85,081
Posted By quejai
Caleb and I are currently putting a fair bit of...

Caleb and I are currently putting a fair bit of work on the motors, and how to make them fast and quiet, as recent experiments have shown the current speed and sound as undesirable. A new job has...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 12-12-2016
Replies: 336
Views: 85,081
Posted By quejai
Won't forget about it, still anticipate designing...

Won't forget about it, still anticipate designing those gates but haven't started yet tbh. Should be pretty similar to the other holders.





We are also hoping for Q1, and thanks! We've also been...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 12-11-2016
Replies: 336
Views: 85,081
Posted By quejai
thanks all! Just remember that although much of...

thanks all! Just remember that although much of the hardware is done, there are several things still yet to finish. Electronics, software (just linear raw scans for now), film holders (there will be...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-23-2016
Replies: 336
Views: 85,081
Posted By quejai
Thanks all Dust - Yes there is a fair bit of...

Thanks all
Dust - Yes there is a fair bit of surface area isn't there. I do plan to make an enclosure, with a fan to keep dust out, and to deal with dust on the film the current idea is to get some...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-17-2016
Replies: 336
Views: 85,081
Posted By quejai
thanks! I kept building it today, bloody hell...

thanks!
I kept building it today, bloody hell there are a lot of bolts, then threw on the same 'private wharf' negative as earlier and got the same sort of results. Over the next few days I...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-16-2016
Replies: 336
Views: 85,081
Posted By quejai
Funny you should ask now. Other than time,...

Funny you should ask now.

Other than time, everything is on track.

Within the past week, uni exams have finished (meaning I can work on this again), a whole bunch of lasercut stuff arrived...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-30-2016
Replies: 725
Views: 171,458
Posted By quejai
These are so nice.

These are so nice.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-06-2016
Replies: 16
Views: 1,353
Posted By quejai
Makes me want a phone case with an optical...

Makes me want a phone case with an optical viewfinder and a grip
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-21-2016
Replies: 96
Views: 12,991
Posted By quejai
I think the idea behind lamp changing is that the...

I think the idea behind lamp changing is that the colour temperature / emission spectrum of the lamp could change very slightly with time, but that change might be considerable compared to the very...
Forum: RFF Polls 09-14-2016
Replies: 149
Views: 13,580
Posted By quejai
Literally just a mamiya 6 kit. I don't shoot that...

Literally just a mamiya 6 kit. I don't shoot that much, but when I do it's nice to use a fun camera. I tried the 'draw a dot in the viewfinder' technique and now the 150mm is much more focusable.
The...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-02-2016
Replies: 336
Views: 85,081
Posted By quejai
What we're up to now is rebuilding the chassis,...

What we're up to now is rebuilding the chassis, as I alluded to in some other recent posts. Every dimension of the earlier chassis is increasing slightly, the supporting panels are increasing in...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-11-2016
Replies: 78
Views: 10,099
Posted By quejai
You can do it with any black and white film....

You can do it with any black and white film. However, for best results you need to pick a film that has high contrast, otherwise it will be ultra flat. I'm so keen to try it out but I still haven't...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 07-29-2016
Replies: 336
Views: 85,081
Posted By quejai
By the way, I recon this will cost around 900AUD...

By the way, I recon this will cost around 900AUD or 700USD to build.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 07-29-2016
Replies: 336
Views: 85,081
Posted By quejai
thanks! Now a couple of months ago, I gave...

thanks!

Now a couple of months ago, I gave myself the deadline of the 31st of July to have this whole thing done. While we're very close, we're not going to be done by that time. I realise that I...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 07-20-2016
Replies: 336
Views: 85,081
Posted By quejai
Time for a bit of a late update: Calebarchie and...

Time for a bit of a late update:

Calebarchie and I have been working pretty solidly on this, I recon we'll make the end-of-july (week-and-a-half) deadline, if the postal service isn't too slow. Much...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 07-10-2016
Replies: 924
Views: 208,318
Posted By quejai
Sounds like you have access to a multimeter - if...

Sounds like you have access to a multimeter - if you can use that to measure the resistance of the resistor, then it is fine and does not need to be replaced. I would recommend using a soft...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-18-2016
Replies: 161
Views: 14,221
Posted By quejai
Yup, works fine now. thanks for the pics!

Yup, works fine now. thanks for the pics!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-03-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 2,093
Posted By quejai
Try putting some tape on the canister, so the...

Try putting some tape on the canister, so the electrical contacts don't touch anything conductive when the film is loaded.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-24-2016
Replies: 336
Views: 85,081
Posted By quejai
thank you!

thank you!
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-20-2016
Replies: 336
Views: 85,081
Posted By quejai
So I met up with calabachie (another rff member)...

So I met up with calabachie (another rff member) (not sure on the spelling) a couple of times over the past few weeks and we've made a bit of progress. Some brackets for the chassis have been...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-31-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 1,212
Posted By quejai
Cameras are full of gears and things that are...

Cameras are full of gears and things that are covered with grease. Grease thickens as the temperature reduces. That means that there is more stress on moving parts when you use the camera in lower...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-30-2016
Replies: 19
Views: 2,951
Posted By quejai
Darker area on the edges of the negative means...

Darker area on the edges of the negative means more light hitting the edges... perhaps there are light leaks inside the scanner? I would have a close look at what might cause light leaks onto the...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-26-2016
Replies: 208
Views: 31,147
Posted By quejai
Try to use a brighter light source, that should...

Try to use a brighter light source, that should widen the dynamic range seen by your dslr
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-25-2016
Replies: 336
Views: 85,081
Posted By quejai
The goal of this scanner project has been to...

The goal of this scanner project has been to design, build and sell film scanners.
However progress has been so intolerably slow for such an extended period of time that a change of strategy is...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-23-2016
Replies: 336
Views: 85,081
Posted By quejai
I've been drafting an update over the past few...

I've been drafting an update over the past few days, should be ready to post soon.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 02-28-2016
Replies: 19
Views: 4,034
Posted By quejai
This is impressive! Unfortunately I think the...

This is impressive!

Unfortunately I think the limit is going to be the lenses, getting a flat focal plane on both the filmstrip and the image sensor such that the corners are still as good as the...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-16-2016
Replies: 208
Views: 31,147
Posted By quejai
I think this thread would be great if people...

I think this thread would be great if people could post 100% crops of their scans in the center and in the corners, so we can more accurately know what each persons' setup is capable of.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-08-2016
Replies: 314
Views: 88,457
Posted By quejai
ooh! A new scanner product It pretty much just...

ooh! A new scanner product

It pretty much just makes it easier to use the DSLR-scanning approach, but I don't think it's worth anywhere near what they're asking for.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-01-2016
Replies: 336
Views: 85,081
Posted By quejai
It's going pretty well, but no major news to...

It's going pretty well, but no major news to report as of yet. As usual the final parts order is taking up much of my time, and once it's out of the way I'll write up a schedule / timeline that...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-13-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 1,589
Posted By quejai
One common way electronic boards fail is by...

One common way electronic boards fail is by electrolytic capacitors failing. if this is your problem, you can generally tell by looking at them - either they're bloated and deformed, or there is...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-13-2016
Replies: 336
Views: 85,081
Posted By quejai
astro8: Thanks for the interest! I had a similar...

astro8:

Thanks for the interest! I had a similar thought train to you a couple of months ago, and then I realised - the aluminium frame could *be* the linear rail. And so that's what the current...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-12-2016
Replies: 336
Views: 85,081
Posted By quejai
A user-installable ballast would be very...

A user-installable ballast would be very convenient indeed. I'll do some experiments to see if a ballast is necessary, and what size is ideal.

To clarify for other readers: As the blue parts in the...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-11-2016
Replies: 336
Views: 85,081
Posted By quejai
No position encoder is used, instead the signals...

No position encoder is used, instead the signals sent to the stepper motors are recorded and used to estimate the position of the scanning head to around +/- 1mm. We can do this thanks to the...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-11-2016
Replies: 336
Views: 85,081
Posted By quejai
Thank you! That would be a considerable risk if...

Thank you!

That would be a considerable risk if we used normal motors. Instead, stepper motors are used, which allow very predictable operation.
However, now and then it will probably be good to...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-11-2016
Replies: 336
Views: 85,081
Posted By quejai
A couple of extra things I should clarify: - Is...

A couple of extra things I should clarify:

- Is this approach going to be precise enough, given that the depth of field of the microscope objectives in use is sub-millimeter? I'm confident that it...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-11-2016
Replies: 336
Views: 85,081
Posted By quejai
Time for a bit more detail on how the scanner...

Time for a bit more detail on how the scanner design should theoretically work.
Plus, some pictures! :)

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1621/24285054206_6c491cb3c7_c.jpg
Diagram of most of the main...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-10-2016
Replies: 336
Views: 85,081
Posted By quejai
Cool beans, and close guess: essentially I do ID...

Cool beans, and close guess: essentially I do ID (industrial design) with maths, which is mechatronic engineering.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-10-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 680
Posted By quejai
Good point, I didn't realise kodachrome was that...

Good point, I didn't realise kodachrome was that sensitive to UV!
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-10-2016
Replies: 336
Views: 85,081
Posted By quejai
This is totally new to me, and it seems really...

This is totally new to me, and it seems really good. I'll definitely do some more research into it
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-10-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 680
Posted By quejai
I'm not sure how to clean them, but to prevent...

I'm not sure how to clean them, but to prevent further damage, if I were you, I would research about putting your slides in the sun to let its UV light kill the mould and stop further growth. I'd...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-10-2016
Replies: 336
Views: 85,081
Posted By quejai
Hey again, I've been away from computers with...

Hey again, I've been away from computers with working internet for a couple of days so sorry for the late response

Tijmendal:

Thanks! I had thought the dust emission from the fabric wouldn't...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-02-2016
Replies: 336
Views: 85,081
Posted By quejai
Still going :) A small update this time: - the...

Still going :)
A small update this time:

- the designs for the final order are 80% done, and not yet submitted for manufacture

- the manufacturer of the final batch of prototype parts is closed...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 12-18-2015
Replies: 336
Views: 85,081
Posted By quejai
Time for some theoretical specs: There are...

Time for some theoretical specs:

There are several scanning speed settings to chose from, and the slowest and fastest are mentioned below. This is due to the readout speeds of the CMOS sensor...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 12-16-2015
Replies: 336
Views: 85,081
Posted By quejai
Just a quick note to say that yet again, this...

Just a quick note to say that yet again, this final parts order is still holding things up, meaning that almost certainly there won't be sample scans on the 18th. Apologies!

Instead I plan to...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 12-13-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 1,244
Posted By quejai
A while ago, while using my mamiya 6 in the cold...

A while ago, while using my mamiya 6 in the cold backstreets of Japan, it experienced the commonly reported wind-on breakage. It just felt so stiff winding on (due to the cold, I think), and I forced...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 12-08-2015
Replies: 336
Views: 85,081
Posted By quejai
Asprine, regarding dust: For color film, there is...

Asprine, regarding dust:
For color film, there is an infrared LED to enable a digital-ice sort of thing, however ideally there would be a method to physically remove the dust from the film. There...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 12-04-2015
Replies: 336
Views: 85,081
Posted By quejai
Hey again! Here's another update on the...

Hey again! Here's another update on the development of the prototype since my last post:

Overall: Things are going to plan - but slower than expected. We're about 2 weeks behind where I wanted to...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-20-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 2,988
Posted By quejai
I think there may be a shortcut to getting better...

I think there may be a shortcut to getting better dynamic range from digital cameras, if you're OK with a monochrome image and you shoot with a color filter.

For example, let's say you use a red...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-18-2015
Replies: 336
Views: 85,081
Posted By quejai
It really is great to have so many of you...

It really is great to have so many of you contributing ideas and suggestions, so thanks for that. I've read and considered each one.

I'm trying to work out the ideal dimensions for the 4x5 dry film...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-18-2015
Replies: 336
Views: 85,081
Posted By quejai
Hi again! This is a general update to clarify...

Hi again!

This is a general update to clarify where the project is up to.

First off, I've just finished my second year of university. finally! So for a few weeks there I had the constant and...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-07-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,643
Posted By quejai
Being dark, in my experience, was an advantage....

Being dark, in my experience, was an advantage. My scanner was less prone to overexposing and clipping when processing C41 like B&W.

However I can't really answer your question, I'm not sure how to...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-04-2015
Replies: 336
Views: 85,081
Posted By quejai
Thanks for the ideas, interesting stuff. By the...

Thanks for the ideas, interesting stuff.

By the way, I think the Imacon approach has actually been patented to some extent, probably more for marketing gravitas than functional ingenuity - although...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-28-2015
Replies: 336
Views: 85,081
Posted By quejai
Good points, once the prototype is built I'll be...

Good points, once the prototype is built I'll be able to give quantified differences.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-28-2015
Replies: 336
Views: 85,081
Posted By quejai
While wet-mounting is the only way to truly get...

While wet-mounting is the only way to truly get the best results, dry mounting (either with glass or by continuous glassless feed) will definitely produce very usable results, mainly differing in...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-28-2015
Replies: 336
Views: 85,081
Posted By quejai
Hey again, all Just a bit of an update of where...

Hey again, all

Just a bit of an update of where the project is at:

The design is fundamentally complete. It's essentially an X-Y table digital microscope, and I forecast the base price to be around...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-14-2015
Replies: 336
Views: 85,081
Posted By quejai
Thanks for all the ideas, everyone - lots of...

Thanks for all the ideas, everyone - lots of things to think about.

Although I'd like to respond to each question/suggestion individually, I just haven't got enough time. But there are some more...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-13-2015
Replies: 336
Views: 85,081
Posted By quejai
Alright, fine, here is one. It's a tiny crop of a...

Alright, fine, here is one. It's a tiny crop of a distant building from a Mamiya 6 50mm lens. I haven't got access to the original filmstrip at the moment, so I can't tell you what kind of emulsion...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-13-2015
Replies: 336
Views: 85,081
Posted By quejai
Interesting question! I've often thought about...

Interesting question!
I've often thought about it, but I'm honestly not sure. I'm just going to do the first batch of somewhere between 50 and 200 units, and then see how that goes.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-13-2015
Replies: 336
Views: 85,081
Posted By quejai
Ranchu: Color profiles are going to be a huge...

Ranchu:
Color profiles are going to be a huge part of the software. The plan is to include a set of standard profiles (based on experiment and also, where available, film datasheets), and also the...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-12-2015
Replies: 336
Views: 85,081
Posted By quejai
For example, If I were in the market for a...

For example, If I were in the market for a scanner (which I am! I'm so keen to scan my film properly), I would prioritise features in this order:

color
resolution
speed
adjustable resolution:speed...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-12-2015
Replies: 336
Views: 85,081
Posted By quejai
Designing a new film scanner; need your help

Hey everyone

I'm a keen film photographer and also a mechatronic engineering student. I'm working on a project to design, build and sell film scanners. I'm planning to host a kickstarter in a couple...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-14-2015
Replies: 167
Views: 29,162
Posted By quejai
How much film do you shoot?

Hey everyone - I think this is my first thread! At least the first one for while

Anyway, on this forum there's clearly interest in and about film cameras. But how often do you actually use them to...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 12-10-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 3,954
Posted By quejai
This is almost exactly what I did today. My...

This is almost exactly what I did today.

My enlarger rotates 90 degrees, so that you can project against a wall; and thus have more magnification than otherwise for prints. I temporarily removed the...
Forum: Photo Software 05-07-2013
Replies: 251
Views: 17,952
Posted By quejai
I assume this is nothing other than a rather...

I assume this is nothing other than a rather interesting attempt at circumventing online piracy.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-28-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 1,246
Posted By quejai
I'm not too sure about the first part of the...

I'm not too sure about the first part of the markings, but as you extend the tube with the lens set at constant settings, the F/number will reduce, because the f/number is a ratio of the aperture and...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-24-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 2,975
Posted By quejai
I think you may have tried this already, but if...

I think you may have tried this already, but if not, try pressing the lockup/reset button thing that's beneath the cable release socket with a pen. If it works, it can easily be done in the field,...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-24-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 2,975
Posted By quejai
I think you need a new battery. Especially when...

I think you need a new battery. Especially when cold (on a mountainside), weak batteries play up. It's shutter is controlled electronically, not mechanically as most vintage cameras are.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-09-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 1,065
Posted By quejai
I don't think it would be the pre wash, as it...

I don't think it would be the pre wash, as it shows lines. A pre wash would result in a homogenous effect.

Because the mottling runs with the length of the film when wound up, I think its due to the...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 03-08-2013
Replies: 177
Views: 74,550
Posted By quejai
Mamiya 6, 50mm, first roll of Tri-X. Shot from...

Mamiya 6, 50mm, first roll of Tri-X. Shot from the hip, and cropped from an original that was initially as high as the subject is tall. The grain is so much worse than even the original...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 01-23-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 2,205
Posted By quejai
I've got the same kit as you, and yeah - my...

I've got the same kit as you, and yeah - my favourite camera. I'm soon to get the vented shade, I love that look.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8466/8393473375_de74a93f5c_c.jpg
Velvia 50

By the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-10-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 754
Posted By quejai
I do my own E6 and C41, and have added photoflo...

I do my own E6 and C41, and have added photoflo at 1:300 (or whatever the correct dilution is) to the stabiliser bath solution. Great photos so far, without drying marks. The only problem is that it...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-03-2013
Replies: 3,179
Views: 760,719
Posted By quejai
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8353/8343474355_7c28...

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8353/8343474355_7c284292ff_b.jpg
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 12-29-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 2,490
Posted By quejai
I've got a Meopta Standard 2, which is similar to...

I've got a Meopta Standard 2, which is similar to yours, and the lens is mounted to a metal disk that protrudes in one direction. You can take it out and reverse it, and it adjusts the distance from...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 12-27-2012
Replies: 177
Views: 74,550
Posted By quejai
M6 50mm Velvia 50. Epson V600. Self developed...

M6 50mm Velvia 50. Epson V600. Self developed (first ever colour) - they came out quite...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-27-2012
Replies: 5,701
Views: 513,565
Posted By quejai
From my first home developed colour film, some...

From my first home developed colour film, some velvia 50. Shot with the Mamiya 6 and its 50mm lens.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8084/8315274495_653877326a_b.jpg
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 12-22-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 1,390
Posted By quejai
Good to hear. I'm planning on getting the 150mm...

Good to hear. I'm planning on getting the 150mm soon, too - and conveniently, it's the cheapest!
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 12-21-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 1,390
Posted By quejai
Hey there. I've got the Mamiya 6 with 50mm in my...

Hey there. I've got the Mamiya 6 with 50mm in my hands right now, and with the light at the right angle, I can see this golden ring. As you stated, overexposing helps bring out the detail in photos...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-03-2012
Replies: 2,016
Views: 312,119
Posted By quejai
They all look so good!

They all look so good!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-03-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 1,632
Posted By quejai
If I were you, it'd definitely be a Mamiya 6 or...

If I were you, it'd definitely be a Mamiya 6 or 7ii.
*edit: I read your question incorrectly; however for that dosh I wouldn't spend it on a 35mm.

http://www.kenrockwell.com/mamiya/7.htm
(note:...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 09-03-2012
Replies: 30
Views: 3,892
Posted By quejai
I have a 13" macbook pro, and have for about half...

I have a 13" macbook pro, and have for about half a year, when it replaced a Dell Latitude.

It feels so much nicer, and can be cleaned really easily. It performs much faster, has MUCH better battery...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-23-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 3,401
Posted By quejai
Efke film

I've used efke 50 film in 2.25" x 3.25" sheets, and I like it.
The only issue is the bother with sheet film.

In regards to reports about the fragility of the emulsion, I didn't have any issues. I...
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