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Forum: Chris Crawford 16 Hours Ago
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This storefront is on the corner of West Main Street and Osage Street in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

The building was...
Forum: Chris Crawford 1 Day Ago
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This is one of the most perfectly formed trees that I have ever seen. It is in a field along Lima Road (Indiana...
Forum: Chris Crawford 2 Days Ago
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Sneaky refuses to eat dry food, which is probably...

Sneaky refuses to eat dry food, which is probably for the best. If I left out food for him, he would weigh 500lb. He is GREEDY.
Forum: Chris Crawford 2 Days Ago
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Sleeping on my books and shoes cannot be comfortable, but he does this all the time.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 3 Days Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 278
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
The EBL of the R3 cameras is longer (better for...

The EBL of the R3 cameras is longer (better for focusing fast lenses) than on the Bessa R2 and R4 cameras. It should be ok
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Days Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,364
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
What was wrong with it that made it unsuitable...

What was wrong with it that made it unsuitable for wet printing? Did it look good when scanned with a film scanner, but not when printed in the darkroom?
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 5 Days Ago
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Views: 17,762
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Its possible for the flash metering to be out of...

Its possible for the flash metering to be out of calibration when the ambient light metering is good.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 5 Days Ago
Replies: 51
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Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
It is an incident light meter, so be sure when...

It is an incident light meter, so be sure when you take the reading that you are standing where the subject is, pointing the white dome directly at the camera lens. You can have someone else stand at...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
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Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Who in Cuba can afford a new Leica??

Who in Cuba can afford a new Leica??
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
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I agree with Marty on dilution. I usually use...

I agree with Marty on dilution. I usually use Tmax Developer (or Lmax) at 1+7, except with Tmax 3200 or Delta 3200. For those films I use the normal 1+4 dilution.

I have times I have tested for Tmax...
Forum: Chris Crawford 1 Week Ago
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Sneaky refuses to eat dry food, no matter how...

Sneaky refuses to eat dry food, no matter how hungry he is!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
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Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Lmax is Freestyle's version of Tmax Developer....

Lmax is Freestyle's version of Tmax Developer. You do not have to mix it all at once. I just make enough for each developing session.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 87
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Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
In the US, Kodak is significantly...

In the US, Kodak is significantly cheaper.


Example:
Kodak Tmax 400, 36 exposure is $5.79 at B&H. (https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/29139-USA/Kodak_8947947_TMY_135_36_Roll_T_Max.html)


Ilford...
Forum: Chris Crawford 1 Week Ago
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To my fellow Americans, Happy Thanksgiving!

I photographed this house a couple days ago. It is on the corner of...
Forum: Chris Crawford 1 Week Ago
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sleeping on my bathroom floor this morning.
Forum: Chris Crawford 1 Week Ago
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This little used car lot is on West Main Street, in Fort Wayne, Indiana. It has one of the more unusual names that I...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 1 Week Ago
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Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
I've been doing it for years. Segregating images...

I've been doing it for years. Segregating images by technique is an amateur concern. What matters is the subject.
Forum: Chris Crawford 2 Weeks Ago
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I made this photograph of the sky shortly before sunset yesterday evening.
Forum: Chris Crawford 2 Weeks Ago
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This is the first of eight abstract photographs that I made of the sky over my neighborhood in Fort Wayne on the morning of...
Forum: Chris Crawford 2 Weeks Ago
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Last week, I photographed this fireworks store in the small town of New Haven, Indiana. Since fireworks are a popular...
Forum: Chris Crawford 2 Weeks Ago
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Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Sneaky is much more persistent. Like your cat, he...

Sneaky is much more persistent. Like your cat, he is very well versed in the vocabulary of food/eating.


Here he is trying to guilt me into feeding him after I took the photo of him looking out the...
Forum: Chris Crawford 2 Weeks Ago
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Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
He's awesome. He spent hours last night cuddled...

He's awesome. He spent hours last night cuddled up to me on the sofa while I read a book.


See how round he is getting, lol. I'm having to watch his eating because he'll manipulate my son and I into...
Forum: Chris Crawford 2 Weeks Ago
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Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
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Sneaky likes to sit on the counter and stare out the window, looking for new victims! He killed a mouse in my yard a...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 987
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
The Summitar has unusual filter threads that will...

The Summitar has unusual filter threads that will not take standard filters. Leitz made special filters for the Summitar and they also made an adapter to allow the use of normal filters.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 76
Views: 7,518
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Scanners cannot resolve grain properly either,...

Scanners cannot resolve grain properly either, that's why scanned film suffers from grain aliasing that makes the image look grainier than it actually is.


I did a quick test a few weeks ago by...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 93
Views: 4,437
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Some on Photrio's analogue forums have speculated...

Some on Photrio's analogue forums have speculated that Kodak is getting their chemicals made now by the same American supplier that makes Freestyle's store-brand chemicals, and that the Kodak...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 992
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
A lot of modern digital SLR and mirrorless...

A lot of modern digital SLR and mirrorless cameras have them too. My Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II has one showing the plane of the sensor.


I don't know the history though. Interesting question!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 770
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Didn't you say your IIIf had a light leak (in my...

Didn't you say your IIIf had a light leak (in my thread about my Leica IIIf)?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
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Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
What camera did you shoot that in? I have ever...

What camera did you shoot that in? I have ever seen any Kodak film like that, and uneven development would not give such perfect lines.
Forum: Chris Crawford 3 Weeks Ago
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A door on the back of an old brick house on the west side of Cass Street, just south of Fourth Street, in...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
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Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
The sudden death problem when Xtol was first...

The sudden death problem when Xtol was first introduced many years ago was caused by a packaging problem wasn't it? Crazy that they'd repeat that same mistake 20 yrs later.
Forum: Chris Crawford 3 Weeks Ago
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Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Thanks, OC. I think D-76 1+1 is the best for most...

Thanks, OC. I think D-76 1+1 is the best for most films, too. I especially like it for Tmax 100, Tmax 400, and Tri-X. Wonderful tonality from those films in D-76.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
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Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
When I was young, back in the 90s, Kodak dry...

When I was young, back in the 90s, Kodak dry chemicals came in thick paper pouches lined with foil. Never got a bad one. The later thin plastic bags they package stuff in now are simply not up to the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 93
Views: 4,437
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
They changed HC-110 too, so it may not have that...

They changed HC-110 too, so it may not have that legendary shelf life anymore
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 93
Views: 4,437
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
The sad thing is that for a century Kodak...

The sad thing is that for a century Kodak chemicals were made in the US and were good. The reason they were good wasn't that that they were American-Made. They were good because Kodak made...
Forum: Chris Crawford 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 119
Views: 4,909
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
You've probably got a shutter curtain with holes,...

You've probably got a shutter curtain with holes, that where Barnacks usually leak.


Doesn't surprise me the store sends film to Dwayne's. Here in Indiana there are two labs I know of that can do...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 486
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
I've used two of the Leica-Panasonic micro four...

I've used two of the Leica-Panasonic micro four thirds lenses.

The 15mm f1.7 is a wonderful lens, tack sharp wide open. I sold mine because I rarely used it. The 12-40mm f2.8 Olympus pro lens gets...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,397
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Your post was irrelevant to the original poster's...

Your post was irrelevant to the original poster's question. Several of us have pointed out that it was bad advice.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,397
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Cameras with dried lubricants will NOT magically...

Cameras with dried lubricants will NOT magically start working if you exercise the shutter. They need repaired. Even if firing the shutter a bunch of times before use makes it seem to be working, the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 336
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
All of my films are stored in print file pages...

All of my films are stored in print file pages with a "Roll Number" written on the top of the page. They're stored in file cabinets.

In the past, I kept written notes for each roll in Moleskine...
Forum: Digital Compacts 4 Weeks Ago
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Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
have you tried getting in touch with DxO?

have you tried getting in touch with DxO?
Forum: Chris Crawford 4 Weeks Ago
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My cat is crazy. A couple times now, I have caught Sneaky sleeping with his head on his water bowl and the long fur on...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 706
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
I'm curious about Harry Callahan's agitation...

I'm curious about Harry Callahan's agitation technique. You should make a video showing how its done!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-02-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 706
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Plastic reels are very, very hard to load with...

Plastic reels are very, very hard to load with 120 film because of the thinner film base. 35mm films are coated on a thicker base than 120 films are, which helps keep the film stiff and thus easier...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-01-2019
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Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
In the brochure one of the things in the spec...

In the brochure one of the things in the spec list says: "Lens Calibration: Yes." I wonder i that means autofocus? or even manual focus?
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-01-2019
Replies: 76
Views: 7,518
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Didn't the original one have a lot of reliability...

Didn't the original one have a lot of reliability issues? Perhaps this one is simply a redesign that is supposed to fix the older one's problems.
Forum: Chris Crawford 10-31-2019
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Kayaks for rent at Promenade Park in downtown Fort Wayne. This is where the woman in my previous post got her kayak....
Forum: Chris Crawford 10-30-2019
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A woman kayaking on the Saint Marys River at Promenade Park in downtown Fort Wayne, Indiana. I made this photograph last...
Forum: Chris Crawford 10-29-2019
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Views: 4,909
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
:p:p:p:p lol :D:D:D:D

:p:p:p:p lol :D:D:D:D
Forum: Chris Crawford 10-29-2019
Replies: 119
Views: 4,909
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Actually its D-76 1+1, believe it or not.

Actually its D-76 1+1, believe it or not.
Forum: Chris Crawford 10-29-2019
Replies: 119
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Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
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Still having fun with the Leica! This was shot with the 50mm Summitar on Tmax 400.


This woman is kayaking on the Saint...
Forum: Chris Crawford 10-27-2019
Replies: 128
Views: 6,406
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
In this photo recently tweeted by the University...

In this photo recently tweeted by the University of Michigan Engineering School, NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine is speaking next to a large illustration, CREATED BY MY SON, of a proposed Mars...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-26-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 347
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Pulling or pushing doesn't affect reciprocity...

Pulling or pushing doesn't affect reciprocity failure. you meter at whatever EI you're shooting the film at, then add whatever compensation is needed for the shutter speed you're using.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-26-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 505
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Film scans are not supposed to look perfect right...

Film scans are not supposed to look perfect right from the scanner, and the software that comes with them is not designed to do so. The ideal film scan looks flat and lifeless; this lets the scanner...
Forum: Chris Crawford 10-25-2019
Replies: 173
Views: 6,717
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
I don't know, but a lot of cats do love to lay on...

I don't know, but a lot of cats do love to lay on shoes. Sneaky does this to my son's shoes, too.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-25-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,422
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
My 35mm Elmar focuses very easily and smoothly,...

My 35mm Elmar focuses very easily and smoothly, and the aperture is very easy to change. It was serviced by DAG earlier this year. One that is stiff in focusing likely needs serviced, that is not...
Forum: Chris Crawford 10-25-2019
Replies: 173
Views: 6,717
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
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In October, 2019, Sneaky began spending a lot more time indoors since it is getting colder outside. I often stay up late...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-24-2019
Replies: 1
Views: 415
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
I have the first edition, bought nearly 20 years...

I have the first edition, bought nearly 20 years ago. One of the most interesting books that I have ever seen on the subject of film developing. I learned a lot about photochemistry from it, and I...
Forum: Chris Crawford 10-24-2019
Replies: 2,581
Views: 374,761
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This garage stands behind an old house on Wells Street in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The hoop is missing from the...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-23-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,083
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
That's an interesting viewfinder on your Leotax....

That's an interesting viewfinder on your Leotax. What is it?
Forum: Chris Crawford 10-23-2019
Replies: 128
Views: 6,406
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
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http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_full/9-27-19-mack-1.jpg


I shot this photo of Mack a few weeks ago with the Leica IIIf and 50mm Summitar lens that RFF member OC Garza gave me.
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 10-21-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,625
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Also, for fair use you clearly attribute the...

Also, for fair use you clearly attribute the creator of the work. The article being discussed here did not do that.
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 10-21-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,625
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
I disagree. As someone who does make his living...

I disagree. As someone who does make his living from photography, I aggressively work to stop unauthorized use of my photos. Letting people use them for 'inconsequential' things makes the photos...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 10-21-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 215
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Contact Tiffen, the manufacturer of Domke, and...

Contact Tiffen, the manufacturer of Domke, and ask them if they can sell you one.
Forum: Chris Crawford 10-19-2019
Replies: 119
Views: 4,909
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
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http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/examples/chris-longhair-2007.jpg


An old photo of me from 2007, but my hair looks the same. I have a long beard now!
Forum: Chris Crawford 10-17-2019
Replies: 119
Views: 4,909
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Awesome! Thank you :D

Awesome! Thank you :D
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-17-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 668
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Some lenses that were great on film perform badly...

Some lenses that were great on film perform badly on digital. I don't know if that's true of the lens you're using, though. You could try it on film and see if the result is better.


If it is bad on...
Forum: Chris Crawford 10-16-2019
Replies: 119
Views: 4,909
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
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http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/family-snapshots/leica3f/images/2019-10-15-0008-persp.jpg

Another from Waynedale. My son gets his hair cut at this barbershop. I don't get haircuts, my hair is so long...
Forum: Chris Crawford 10-16-2019
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http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_full/10-10-19-sneaky-1.jpg


Sneaky, the cat I rescued from neglectful neighbors who were letting him starve, looking cute outside my house.


You can...
Forum: Chris Crawford 10-16-2019
Replies: 119
Views: 4,909
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
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http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/family-snapshots/leica3f/images/2019-10-16-0001.jpg

Shot with the 50mm Summitar on Delta 400. The lens showed no flare despite facing slightly toward the sun!

This is...
Forum: Chris Crawford 10-16-2019
Replies: 119
Views: 4,909
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Sneaky is the best subject. Of course, all Leica...

Sneaky is the best subject. Of course, all Leica users are required to use their Leicas to photograph cats. :p
Forum: Chris Crawford 10-16-2019
Replies: 119
Views: 4,909
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Captured the excitement of the fans well! I...

Captured the excitement of the fans well!


I think you'll like the Summitar. Wide open it is soft at the edges but it is EXTREMELY sharp in the center. Stopped down, the edges get sharp too. I think...
Forum: Chris Crawford 10-16-2019
Replies: 119
Views: 4,909
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
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http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/family-snapshots/leica3f/images/10-10-19-sneaky-1.jpg




Another photo of Sneaky. I shot this one with the 50mm Summitar on Ilford Delta 400. For those who don't know...
Forum: Chris Crawford 10-16-2019
Replies: 119
Views: 4,909
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Cool photo! Did the bike fall down drunk? lol

Cool photo!



Did the bike fall down drunk? lol
Forum: Chris Crawford 10-15-2019
Replies: 119
Views: 4,909
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Thanks, Farlymac. I'm probably going to stick to...

Thanks, Farlymac. I'm probably going to stick to all Leica lenses, too (except my 135, which is a Canon).


The only lens I really want now is a 90mm Elmar. I tried to buy one recently but could not...
Forum: Chris Crawford 10-15-2019
Replies: 119
Views: 4,909
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
The built-in finder only covers 50mm lenses. I...

The built-in finder only covers 50mm lenses. I don't like it; it is not just because it is small. The edges are fuzzy, making framing hard, and it is not very accurate.


Because OC had given me a...
Forum: Chris Crawford 10-15-2019
Replies: 119
Views: 4,909
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Charles and Erik, I love the 35 Elmar's...

Charles and Erik,


I love the 35 Elmar's rendering. I'd read so much bad stuff about it online that when I got it I figured that I'd eventually need to come up with the money for a 'better' lens...
Forum: Chris Crawford 10-15-2019
Replies: 2,581
Views: 374,761
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
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http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_full/wells-street-bike.jpg


This bicycle was chained to a bike rack in front of The Big Eyed Fish, a restaurant on Wells Street in Fort Wayne,...
Forum: Chris Crawford 10-15-2019
Replies: 119
Views: 4,909
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Thanks, OC. I've been shooting a lot the last...

Thanks, OC. I've been shooting a lot the last couple weeks but am behind in getting stuff scanned. Here's a new one with the 35mm...
Forum: Travel 10-14-2019
Replies: 120
Views: 3,999
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Daniel, Nice to see a fellow Hoosier here. I...

Daniel,


Nice to see a fellow Hoosier here. I lived in Santa Fe for a couple of years. Its too bad that you missed out on meeting Mary Mora in Cerrillos. She owned the bar visible in your photo...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-12-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 617
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
The G lenses won't work on the OP's camera. The...

The G lenses won't work on the OP's camera. The old Nikon N90/F90 is a 1990s camera that requires lenses with an aperture ring.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-12-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 1,883
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Looking good, Charles.

Looking good, Charles.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-12-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 617
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Why is your current lens only usable at two...

Why is your current lens only usable at two f-stops? That lens you have is not a pro zoom, but it is not a bad lens, either. If yours is that bad, you have a bad example.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-09-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 524
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
That's not dirt, it is fungus. It needs to be...

That's not dirt, it is fungus. It needs to be cleaned or it will get worse and can spread to other lenses you own, destroying them.


If the fungus has been there a long time, it can actually etch...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-09-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 1,883
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Awesome! Post some pics once you get them scanned.

Awesome! Post some pics once you get them scanned.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-08-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 1,883
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Charles, I'm glad I was able to help you. Your...

Charles,


I'm glad I was able to help you. Your first effort looks good. My first time had spots and streaks! The only problem with yours is the darker tones are kind of flat; I think that's from...
Forum: RFF Polls 10-06-2019
Replies: 445
Views: 76,130
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Where did you find a Leica for sale in Indiana?...

Where did you find a Leica for sale in Indiana? Roberts?
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 10-05-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 361
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
The way it works is you point the meter at...

The way it works is you point the meter at something you want rendered black, then press the Shadow button. The exposure it indicates will make the thing you metered look black in the photo.

The...
Forum: Chris Crawford 10-03-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 362
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
This is the best one: The i1 Display Pro...

This is the best one: The i1 Display Pro (https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/798930-REG/X_Rite_EODIS3_i1Display_Pro.html).


Its what I use. It works on my NEC Spectraview screen using the NEC...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-02-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 1,883
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
As several others have pointed out, use plain...

As several others have pointed out, use plain water instead of acid stop bath. Anything acidic destroys image stain.
Forum: Chris Crawford 09-30-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 6,599
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Thanks, O.C. She isn't doing well now. She has...

Thanks, O.C. She isn't doing well now. She has been in the hospital for over a month now battling a series of nasty infections. Over the weekend she had a fever of 105 degrees and drifted in and out...
Forum: Chris Crawford 09-29-2019
Replies: 119
Views: 4,909
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Here are a couple more. These were both shot with...

Here are a couple more. These were both shot with the 50mm Summitar.


http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_full/9-27-19-mack-1.jpg

My son, Mack. He's 22 years old, and in his final year...
Forum: Chris Crawford 09-29-2019
Replies: 119
Views: 4,909
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Yes, it is! I'm surprised how great it is.

Yes, it is! I'm surprised how great it is.
Forum: Chris Crawford 09-29-2019
Replies: 119
Views: 4,909
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
A couple more with the 3.5cm f3.5...

A couple more with the 3.5cm f3.5 Elmar.







http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/family-snapshots/leica3f/images/2019-09-28-0006.jpg
Forum: Chris Crawford 09-29-2019
Replies: 119
Views: 4,909
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Cute pic. I never knew there was a 50mm Hektor!...

Cute pic. I never knew there was a 50mm Hektor! Seems like the usual standard lens for a Barnack is the 50mm f3.5 Elmar. I'd like to try one but they seem kind of expensive given how common they are,...
Forum: Chris Crawford 09-29-2019
Replies: 119
Views: 4,909
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/family-snapshots/lei...

http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/family-snapshots/leica3f/images/2019-09-28-0002.jpg


Wells Street in Fort Wayne, Indiana. 3.5cm f3.5 Elmar on Ilford Delta...
Forum: Chris Crawford 09-28-2019
Replies: 173
Views: 6,717
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Alfredian, I don't know what Sneaky is. I stole...

Alfredian,


I don't know what Sneaky is. I stole him from my neighbor who was too stoned to care for Sneaky. He looks like he is at least partially a Maine Coon/Forest Cat type, but I don't really...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 09-28-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 498
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
The Kardon was a copy of the screwmount Leica III...

The Kardon was a copy of the screwmount Leica III series cameras, with some improvements. The basic operation should be the same.

Shutter speeds have two dials, one for high speeds and one for low....
Forum: Chris Crawford 09-28-2019
Replies: 173
Views: 6,717
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/family-snapshots/sne...

http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/family-snapshots/sneaky/images/P92700155.jpg



Have you ever seen such a comfortable cat?

Yesterday morning, Sneaky came inside and ate breakfast. Then he snooped...
Forum: Chris Crawford 09-28-2019
Replies: 119
Views: 4,909
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
I'm going to get a 90mm lens next week. I'd like...

I'm going to get a 90mm lens next week. I'd like to eventually get a 28mm, too. I don't think I'll need any other accessories. Visoflex is too much of a pain to mess with when I have several SLRs...
Forum: Chris Crawford 09-28-2019
Replies: 119
Views: 4,909
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
I bought a VIOOH last week. You're right, it is...

I bought a VIOOH last week. You're right, it is very nice. I even use it with 50mm lenses because it is easier to see through and gives more accurate framing than the tiny built-in viewfinder.

Love...
Forum: Chris Crawford 09-27-2019
Replies: 119
Views: 4,909
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
The Canon accessory finder that automatically...

The Canon accessory finder that automatically corrects parallax is neat; too bad Leica never had something like that.

The Leica Universal Finder (VIOOH) that I have doesn't have any coupling to the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-27-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 1,883
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
no, its not. PMK negatives scan beautifully.

no, its not. PMK negatives scan beautifully.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-27-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 1,883
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
If you ever decide to use PMK with Ilford, Kodak,...

If you ever decide to use PMK with Ilford, Kodak, Foma, or Fuji Acros check out my tested developing times for those films.

http://crawfordphotoschool.com/film/developing.php?tab=3
Forum: Chris Crawford 09-27-2019
Replies: 119
Views: 4,909
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
O.C. had mine cleaned by DAG before he gave it to...

O.C. had mine cleaned by DAG before he gave it to me, and the glass looks flawless. That must be the secret to its good performance.
Forum: Chris Crawford 09-27-2019
Replies: 119
Views: 4,909
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
I developed my films last night. The 3.5cm Elmar...

I developed my films last night. The 3.5cm Elmar is VERY sharp, even to the edges. A lot of people online say it is a poor lens and that the later 35mm f3.5 or f2.8 Summar lenses are better. Maybe...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-27-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 1,883
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
I'm a big fan of PMK, and have used it for 13...

I'm a big fan of PMK, and have used it for 13 years. Its not my only developer, but for some films I really love it. In my experience it works best on Ilford FP4 and HP5, and on Foma films. It is...
Forum: Chris Crawford 09-26-2019
Replies: 173
Views: 6,717
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
I enjoyed it. I need to find the other two...

I enjoyed it. I need to find the other two volumes and buy them. This one is the second, it covers the years between the end of World War I and Churchill's becoming prime minister in the early days...
Forum: Chris Crawford 09-26-2019
Replies: 119
Views: 4,909
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
The 25mm f1.8 and the 45mm f1.8 are both...

The 25mm f1.8 and the 45mm f1.8 are both incredible bargains. Olympus often puts them on sale for $250 each. The 45 is a great portrait lens.


I don't like the wideangle counterpart to these lenses,...
Forum: Chris Crawford 09-26-2019
Replies: 119
Views: 4,909
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/family-snapshots/lei...

http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/family-snapshots/leica3f/images/P9260020.jpg




Here's the camera with the VIOOH finder and the 3.5cm f3.5 Elmar. I shot this lens for the first time today, since I...
Forum: Chris Crawford 09-26-2019
Replies: 119
Views: 4,909
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Yeah, I will post the stuff there, I have been...

Yeah, I will post the stuff there, I have been really far behind in my photo editing. I've had to take on a lot of web design work because I haven't sold a print in awhile now, so that has kept me...
Forum: Chris Crawford 09-26-2019
Replies: 119
Views: 4,909
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Interestingly, there is a 28mm adapter for the...

Interestingly, there is a 28mm adapter for the VIOOH. It is a lens that screws over the front of the finder. Unfortunately, it is fairly expensive, about $150 (the VIOOH cost me $40).
Forum: Chris Crawford 09-26-2019
Replies: 173
Views: 6,717
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/family-snapshots/sne...

http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/family-snapshots/sneaky/images/P9250011.jpg



http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/family-snapshots/sneaky/images/P9250014.jpg



http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/family-snapshots...
Forum: Chris Crawford 09-26-2019
Replies: 119
Views: 4,909
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
An update: I haven't posted any new photos...

An update: I haven't posted any new photos because my original testing of the camera showed that the shutter was giving uneven exposures and the second curtain was closing on the first one before...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-26-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 928
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Here are factory service manuals for several...

Here are factory service manuals for several Compur shutter models:


http://learncamerarepair.com/productlist.php?category=2&secondary=20
Forum: Chris Crawford 09-25-2019
Replies: 173
Views: 6,717
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Maybe. Some cats are just murderous. My grandpa...

Maybe. Some cats are just murderous. My grandpa had a cat who killed more than 9000 small animals in her 20 year life, and she was VERY well fed. She only ate the chipmunks, nothing else. The rest...
Forum: Chris Crawford 09-25-2019
Replies: 173
Views: 6,717
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Came home this afternoon to find Sneaky sitting...

Came home this afternoon to find Sneaky sitting next to his latest kill, another shrew.


Last week he chased an opossum out of the yard. A few nights ago, he was in the house when he saw the opossum...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-24-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 775
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
What I wrote is the actual history and the...

What I wrote is the actual history and the technical facts about those films.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-24-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 775
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Developing for the higher speed just increases...

Developing for the higher speed just increases contrast and grain. The recommendation to do so comes from a fundamental misunderstanding of how Tmax 3200 and Delta 3200 work.

Before Tmax 3200 came...
Forum: Chris Crawford 09-24-2019
Replies: 173
Views: 6,717
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/family-snapshots/sne...

http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/family-snapshots/sneaky/images/P9240002.jpg



http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/family-snapshots/sneaky/images/P9240005.jpg

Sneaky looking sad, trying to guilt me into...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-23-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 775
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
I've shot more than 1000 rolls of Tmax 3200 and...

I've shot more than 1000 rolls of Tmax 3200 and Delta 3200 and I have never developed the films for the next highest speed. That's a silly falsehood that got its start online. Overdeveloping film is...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-22-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 775
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
I don't understand why people insist on using the...

I don't understand why people insist on using the MDC when manufacturer's data sheets are available. In my experience, Kodak and Ilford give times on their datasheets that are perfect most of the...
Forum: Chris Crawford 09-22-2019
Replies: 173
Views: 6,717
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/family-snapshots/sne...

http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/family-snapshots/sneaky/images/P9220048.jpg

Every time Sneaky goes outside, he returns covered in leaves. He likes to prowl in the bushes, where he hides to stalk...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 09-22-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,527
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
I had looked at the Manfrotto 410 for years, but...

I had looked at the Manfrotto 410 for years, but it is expensive and has a bad reputation for becoming loose and wobbly after a few yrs of use.


I bought the Benro geared head...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 09-22-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,527
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
I despise ballheads. Damn near impossible to get...

I despise ballheads. Damn near impossible to get precise camera positioning. I have a few pan-tilt heads, but now I use a geared head for everything.
Forum: Chris Crawford 09-21-2019
Replies: 173
Views: 6,717
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Sneaky's fleas have been gone for months now....

Sneaky's fleas have been gone for months now. He's gotten really healthy since I got rid of the fleas and treated him for tapeworms (which he got from the fleas).
Forum: Chris Crawford 09-20-2019
Replies: 173
Views: 6,717
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/family-snapshots/sne...

http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/family-snapshots/sneaky/images/P9200006.jpg


Tonight Sneaky came in and ate, then slept next to his beloved cans of Fancy Feast and packs of kitty treats. He was...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-17-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 444
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
http://learncamerarepair.com/product.php?product=8...

http://learncamerarepair.com/product.php?product=81&category=2&secondary=9
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-15-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 721
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
I have not tried the canon, but I have a 50mm f2...

I have not tried the canon, but I have a 50mm f2 Summitar. It is tack sharp in the center wide open and becomes so in the corners after stopping down. It is lower contrast than modern lenses but for...
Forum: Chris Crawford 09-15-2019
Replies: 173
Views: 6,717
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Sneaky has never been mean to me, but I have seen...

Sneaky has never been mean to me, but I have seen him go from being very loving to me to instantly grabbing and murdering some small animal just for fun, then back to being sweet after it is dead....
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-14-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 368
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
I wonder why anyone would want those speeds, too....

I wonder why anyone would want those speeds, too. I had an F4 for a long time, and the weather sealing on the normal version was great. I used to take it out in heavy rain with no problems.
Forum: Chris Crawford 09-14-2019
Replies: 173
Views: 6,717
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Haven't posted any photos of Sneaky in a while....

Haven't posted any photos of Sneaky in a while. Here are some from yesterday morning! He was in the kitchen hoping for MORE food (He already ate a bowl of canned food plus a large number of...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 09-13-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 782
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Don't use bottled waters sold as drinking water;...

Don't use bottled waters sold as drinking water; they have dissolved minerals in them for taste. You need distilled water. Where do you live? In the USA distilled water is easy to find. Kroger,...
Forum: Chris Crawford 09-12-2019
Replies: 119
Views: 4,909
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
A couple more...

A couple more photos!


http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/family-snapshots/leica3f/images/2019-09-12-0004.jpg


Shot on Ilford HP5 with the 50mm Summitar
Forum: Chris Crawford 09-12-2019
Replies: 119
Views: 4,909
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
I also shoot micro 4/3 digital. You can adapt...

I also shoot micro 4/3 digital. You can adapt just about anything to m4/3 but to be honest, I see no reason to. The Olympus Pro Series lenses I use are incredible, and adapted lenses are just a pain...
Forum: Chris Crawford 09-12-2019
Replies: 119
Views: 4,909
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
I've been a professional artist for 25 years. I...

I've been a professional artist for 25 years. I don't need to 'limit' myself to 'learn.' I need the equipment to shoot any photograph that I see, and many photographs just plain cannot be done with a...
Forum: Chris Crawford 09-12-2019
Replies: 119
Views: 4,909
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
I scanned some photos last...

I scanned some photos last night!




http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/family-snapshots/leica3f/images/2019-09-11-0002.jpg


Wells Street in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The building in the middle is Hyde...
Forum: Chris Crawford 09-11-2019
Replies: 119
Views: 4,909
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
How much does your customer want for it? I've...

How much does your customer want for it? I've been thinking of getting one of the Leica VIOOH universal finders once I find some money, but the 3.5cm one might be nice.
Forum: Chris Crawford 09-11-2019
Replies: 119
Views: 4,909
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
I'll try that, thanks. I was holding my eye close...

I'll try that, thanks. I was holding my eye close to it. I compared it last night to the view through an SLR fitted with a 50mm lens, and the Leica IIIf finder showed quite a bit that the SLR finder...
Forum: Chris Crawford 09-11-2019
Replies: 119
Views: 4,909
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Just got done developing the negs. They're still...

Just got done developing the negs. They're still drying down in the basement, but I looked at some of the pics with a magnifier and they look very sharp.

Preliminary verdict is the lenses are...
Forum: Chris Crawford 09-10-2019
Replies: 119
Views: 4,909
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
The first pics I have probably won't be great...

The first pics I have probably won't be great art; the light has been really harsh, ugly bright sun. I couldn't wait to try the camera though, and better to learn how to use it on unimportant photos....
Forum: Chris Crawford 09-10-2019
Replies: 119
Views: 4,909
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Just got a Barnack Leica!

http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/family-snapshots/leica3f/images/P9100014.jpg




http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/family-snapshots/leica3f/images/P9100016.jpg
Forum: Chris Crawford 09-10-2019
Replies: 2,581
Views: 374,761
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Thanks. That photo is always going to be one of...

Thanks. That photo is always going to be one of my favorites. I used to have a large print of it on the wall, but I donated it to a charity auction about 5 or 6 years ago. I need to get a frame and...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 09-06-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 957
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
There is a good reason for what I wrote. VC paper...

There is a good reason for what I wrote. VC paper allows more increase in contrast than decrease. Remember that Grade 2 is standard contrast, but VC paper can go up to grade 5. It is easier to...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 09-06-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 957
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
That is a very bad idea. Longer developing times...

That is a very bad idea. Longer developing times do NOT give the same effect as longer exposure. Instead, it increases contrast which makes it hard to print the film with full highlight and shadow...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 09-06-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 957
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Rodinal is still listed in Ilford's latest tech...

Rodinal is still listed in Ilford's latest tech data sheep for Delta 100, which was last updated in November, 2018.


Here's the link to download it as a PDF --> Delta 100 Tech Sheet...
Forum: Chris Crawford 09-05-2019
Replies: 2,581
Views: 374,761
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_f...

http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_full/neighbors-pier.jpg

My grandfather, John Westerfield, used to own a cottage on Goose Lake in Whitley County, Indiana. This pier belonged to his...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 09-05-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 819
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Its possible your waste pad if full. When that...

Its possible your waste pad if full. When that happens ,you'll often get nozzles that won't unclog. I your printer does not have user-replaceable waste tanks, its basically time to buy a new printer...
Forum: Chris Crawford 09-04-2019
Replies: 2,581
Views: 374,761
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_f...

http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_full/barn-and-chairs.jpg

Another of my favorite photographs. This one was made back in 2001. I photographed it just as the sun was setting. There was...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 09-03-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 819
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Did you put the cartridges in the right places?...

Did you put the cartridges in the right places? Looks like stuff that should be dark is printing light, like you had the light black ink in the dark black slot?
Forum: Chris Crawford 09-03-2019
Replies: 173
Views: 6,717
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Well my cat just racked up another kill! I was...

Well my cat just racked up another kill!

I was outside with him a few minutes ago (12:30am) when I saw a HUGE katydid on my garage door. It was the biggest I have ever seen, about 2 inches...
Forum: Chris Crawford 09-03-2019
Replies: 2,581
Views: 374,761
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Thanks, Robert. That is still one of the best...

Thanks, Robert. That is still one of the best photographs I have ever made, even though it was 21 years ago when I was a student. I have a large print of it on my wall.
Forum: Chris Crawford 09-03-2019
Replies: 2,581
Views: 374,761
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_f...

http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_full/8-7-19-fog-3.jpg

Here is another photograph that I made on the foggy morning last month in rural Allen County, Indiana. This is number three of...
Forum: Chris Crawford 09-03-2019
Replies: 2,581
Views: 374,761
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Thanks. That photo has been unexpectedly popular...

Thanks. That photo has been unexpectedly popular on social media, it got a ton of likes on my Facebook page. It does have a quiet beauty to it.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 09-03-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 15,084
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Here you go ---> Canonet GIII-17 factory service...

Here you go ---> Canonet GIII-17 factory service manual (http://learncamerarepair.com/product.php?product=23&category=2&secondary=1)



There are links there to two other publications about servicing...
Forum: Chris Crawford 09-02-2019
Replies: 2,581
Views: 374,761
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_f...

http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_full/8-7-19-fog-2.jpg

Here is the second of the four photographs that I made on a very foggy morning at the beginning of August in rural Allen...
Forum: Chris Crawford 09-02-2019
Replies: 173
Views: 6,717
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Look what the cat brought...

Look what the cat brought home!


http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/family-snapshots/sneaky/images/P9020042.jpg




http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/family-snapshots/sneaky/images/P9020044.jpg
Forum: Chris Crawford 09-01-2019
Replies: 2,581
Views: 374,761
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_f...

http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_full/apple-window.jpg


This house was on Pleasant Center Road, west of Bluffton Road, in southwest Allen County, Indiana. The owner abandoned it and...
Forum: Chris Crawford 08-31-2019
Replies: 2,581
Views: 374,761
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_f...

http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_full/vine-window.jpg

This is a basement window on an ivy-covered brick farmhouse on the eastern edge of Whitley County, Indiana.

I made this...
Forum: Chris Crawford 08-30-2019
Replies: 2,581
Views: 374,761
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_f...

http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_full/white-chairs.jpg




This is an old one from way back in 1998. It was part of my art school graduation project! I'm posting it again now because...
Forum: Chris Crawford 08-29-2019
Replies: 2,581
Views: 374,761
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_f...

http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_full/8-7-19-fog-1.jpg





I photographed these trees a few weeks ago on a very foggy morning in rural Allen County, Indiana.


The trees grow on the...
Forum: Chris Crawford 08-28-2019
Replies: 2,581
Views: 374,761
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Thanks, David. Here's one I shot yesterday with...

Thanks, David. Here's one I shot yesterday with the Pen-F:




http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_full/patriotic-honda.jpg
Forum: Chris Crawford 08-27-2019
Replies: 2,581
Views: 374,761
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_f...

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These kids were talking while they waited for the Flying Circus ride to begin at the 2019 Three Rivers Festival last...
Forum: Chris Crawford 08-26-2019
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This is one of the two "Pop a balloon with a dart" games at the 2019 Three Rivers Festival last month in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-25-2019
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I've been to the Art Institute of Chicago many...

I've been to the Art Institute of Chicago many times over the years. They have a really good photography collection, but it was not presented well. I have not been there in about ten years, but in...
Forum: Chris Crawford 08-22-2019
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Views: 6,599
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She's not doing well. She was recently...

She's not doing well. She was recently hospitalized for a month, and is in a nursing home now. She's not able to walk on her own anymore.
Forum: Chris Crawford 08-22-2019
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Sneaky is a much more skilled hunter. He's been...

Sneaky is a much more skilled hunter. He's been prowling my basement a lot lately; he seems to think there's something down there. I hope there aren't mice, but he'll kill them if there are any!
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-22-2019
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I did some of my best work when I was younger...

I did some of my best work when I was younger with a Mamiya C330f. I had to sell it after I graduated from college because I ended up impoverished and sold off a lot of my gear back then. Years later...
Forum: Chris Crawford 08-22-2019
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He does have a great personality. He gets upset...

He does have a great personality. He gets upset when I am taking pictures instead of paying attention to him. Last week, I was out early in the morning photographing some flowers in my yard that had...
Forum: Chris Crawford 08-21-2019
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I have more pics to post soon! Sneaky has been...

I have more pics to post soon!


Sneaky has been obsessed with my basement for the last week or so. He keeps wanting to go down there to snoop around, and goes to great lengths to sneak down there. I...
Forum: Chris Crawford 08-21-2019
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Forum: Chris Crawford 08-21-2019
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Sam Hyde, the owner of Hyde Brothers Books, passed away on July 9, 2019. He was 71 years old. His employees put up this...
Forum: Chris Crawford 08-20-2019
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Scout is one of the two cats at Hyde Brothers Books in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

I made this photograph of her a few days after...
Forum: Chris Crawford 08-14-2019
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Forum: Chris Crawford 08-12-2019
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A basketball game at the carnival at the 2019 Three Rivers Festival at Headwaters Park in downtown Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-09-2019
Replies: 54
Views: 1,314
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Nikor Tanks were American made and were...

Nikor Tanks were American made and were discontinued decades ago. I have several made in the 1960s! The Kalt tanks are rally made in Taiwan and a lot of companies sell them under different names....
Forum: Chris Crawford 08-09-2019
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I've always liked photographing carnivals....

I've always liked photographing carnivals. There's a kind of otherworldliness to the bright lights and fast rides and games all brightly lit at night, but the people attending are all locals.
Forum: Chris Crawford 08-06-2019
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When I first saw this woman, I thought that her shirt said: "Win Me." I thought that it was funny, so I photographed her.

...
Forum: Chris Crawford 08-05-2019
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"Stephen and Mia's Midway Fun" is a balloon dart game at the 2019 Three Rivers Festival in Fort Wayne, Indiana.


I...
Forum: Chris Crawford 08-04-2019
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I rarely see him out of our yard. When he's...

I rarely see him out of our yard. When he's outside, he's always there. If I don't see him, I call his name and he'll usually slither out of one of the bushes or flower beds where he was hunting or...
Forum: Chris Crawford 08-03-2019
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Views: 6,717
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With cats, murder is a feature, not a bug! Like...

With cats, murder is a feature, not a bug!


Like you said, he is sneaky and he has shown me that he is very smart and manipulative. The bell would be a waste of money, he'd defeat it quickly.
Forum: Chris Crawford 08-02-2019
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New photo of Sneaky! I shot this early in the morning a few days ago. Sneaky went back outside after he ate breakfast...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-29-2019
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I stand by what I said. Artists, in any medium...

I stand by what I said. Artists, in any medium (not just photography) have to care about both positive and negative space in the composition. (Positive space is the subject, negative space is...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-29-2019
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Bokeh is important to those of us who understand...

Bokeh is important to those of us who understand that both the subject and background are important.

As for the rest of what you said, its a nice long list of excuses for failure. I've done a lot of...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-29-2019
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Sorry, Nick, but this picture demonstrates why...

Sorry, Nick, but this picture demonstrates why the 50/1.4 AF-Nikkor isn't that great wide open. The image is soft. The Olympus 50mm f1.4, for example, is tack sharp wide open. Your image also shows...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-29-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 685
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I shot Nikon for years, starting with an F4s in...

I shot Nikon for years, starting with an F4s in 1994 and continuing on to digital. Here are lenses I liked a lot.


85mm f1.8D
Very sharp, nice bokeh, not very expensive.


28mm f2.8D
If you buy an...
Forum: Chris Crawford 07-29-2019
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Yep. And this morning, I found a dead bird in my...

Yep. And this morning, I found a dead bird in my driveway. I suspect that my furry little serial killer had a paw in that murder.


A huge vulture, as big as a Canada Goose, came along and ate it...
Forum: Chris Crawford 07-29-2019
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Kids rolling inside floating inflatable cylinders at the 2019 Three Rivers Festival at Headwaters Park in downtown...
Forum: Chris Crawford 07-26-2019
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I was outside in the morning taking pictures of the clouds in the sky a couple weeks ago, while Sneaky followed me around...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-26-2019
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A man threatened to sue a magazine for using his...

A man threatened to sue a magazine for using his picture in an article about hipsters looking alike, only to learn the photo was of someone else who closely resembled him.

MIT Technology Review...
Forum: Chris Crawford 07-25-2019
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Views: 6,717
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Its home! :):):) When we go places, he is...

Its home! :):):)


When we go places, he is always sitting in the driveway or sitting in front of the door waiting for us to return.
Forum: Chris Crawford 07-25-2019
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Yeah he comes in a lot, but he tends to get into...

Yeah he comes in a lot, but he tends to get into trouble if not supervised so I put him back out when he starts getting in trouble. A lot of times, he'll ask to go out, too if he's been inside...
Forum: Chris Crawford 07-25-2019
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Forum: Chris Crawford 07-25-2019
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Views: 6,717
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Early this morning, I open the door to look for Sneaky. He had been out all night. He comes running in and demands food. I...
Forum: Chris Crawford 07-24-2019
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This food vendor at the Three Rivers Festival has a sign in the window. "All I need today is a little bit of coffee and a whole...
Forum: Chris Crawford 07-23-2019
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Another photograph of the Atmos-Fear ride at the Three Rivers Festival. I used a shorter exposure with this one, to get fewer...
Forum: Chris Crawford 07-23-2019
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Last week was the annual Three Rivers Festival in Fort Wayne, Indiana. I spent a few days there photographing, and will post...
Forum: Chris Crawford 07-19-2019
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I photographed this beautiful sky Wednesday evening in downtown Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-16-2019
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The M4-P has a different viewfinder than the M4....

The M4-P has a different viewfinder than the M4. The M4 has framelines for 35mm, 50mm, 90mm, and (I think) 135mm lenses.

The M-4P also has framelines for 28mm lenses, and I think it has 75mm...
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