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Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 08-25-2016
Replies: 126
Views: 12,478
Posted By varjag
https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2941/15359123616_ef4...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2941/15359123616_ef48ff527e_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ppewm9)Manhattan (https://flic.kr/p/ppewm9) by
Eugene Zaikonnikov (https://www.flickr.com/photos/varjagg/), on...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-25-2016
Replies: 5,558
Views: 491,990
Posted By varjag
https://c7.staticflickr.com/2/1672/25081724342_817...

https://c7.staticflickr.com/2/1672/25081724342_8170c82933_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/EdooP9)
Basilica di Santa Croce (https://flic.kr/p/EdooP9) by Eugene Zaikonnikov...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-25-2016
Replies: 514
Views: 45,675
Posted By varjag
https://c1.staticflickr.com/2/1649/24710991776_0a6...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/2/1649/24710991776_0a6ce09506_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/DDChWm)Artyom (https://flic.kr/p/DDChWm) by Eugene Zaikonnikov (https://www.flickr.com/photos/varjagg/), on Flickr
Forum: DIYS Modifications 03-13-2015
Replies: 38
Views: 20,846
Posted By varjag
Oh in that sense, sorry. Yes, you either have to...

Oh in that sense, sorry. Yes, you either have to mill into the camera chassis or grind the chip enclosure.

It's also unfortunate there are no off-the shelf large sensor development kits available to...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 03-13-2015
Replies: 38
Views: 20,846
Posted By varjag
I think you misunderstand. You would have to do...

I think you misunderstand. You would have to do that with any camera. If you place an unmodified sensor against film rail you would not get infinity, as the chip sits about 0.6mm deep in the...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 03-13-2015
Replies: 38
Views: 20,846
Posted By varjag
Well there been attempts at Leica digital backs...

Well there been attempts at Leica digital backs for as long as consumer digital is around, and people would likely try that in the future.

The hardest and most tedious part by far is grinding down...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 03-13-2015
Replies: 38
Views: 20,846
Posted By varjag
Shot at...

Shot at 1/250:

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8586/16613438670_c2cc1001d7_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/rj5dvL)
Fantoft (https://flic.kr/p/rj5dvL) by varjagg...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 03-12-2015
Replies: 38
Views: 20,846
Posted By varjag
Thanks people! And yeah a couple shots. At...

Thanks people!

And yeah a couple shots. At infinity, 1/125:

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8599/16774318621_67c2cd9500_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ryhLw2)
Fantoft (https://flic.kr/p/ryhLw2) by varjagg...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 03-03-2015
Replies: 38
Views: 20,846
Posted By varjag
Bit of an update. A digital back is only so much...

Bit of an update.

A digital back is only so much fun when your top speed is 1/8. Still was able to grab a shot now and then.. but had to carry a film P&S as a...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-02-2015
Replies: 385
Views: 65,302
Posted By varjag
I made my own :p

I made my own :p
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-31-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 4,029
Posted By varjag
Is it possible you made a mistake, e.g. took the...

Is it possible you made a mistake, e.g. took the time for 24C but deloped at 20? Happens to the best of us.

I really doubt it has anything to do with amount of solution.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-30-2014
Replies: 43
Views: 5,092
Posted By varjag
A couple French beauties for a...

A couple French beauties for a change:

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8637/15531074693_82cc8d4bea_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pEqPpT)
Le collapsibelle (https://flic.kr/p/pEqPpT) by varjagg...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 12-28-2014
Replies: 988
Views: 193,215
Posted By varjag
Hat's off, most impressive color printing skills.

Hat's off, most impressive color printing skills.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-24-2014
Replies: 4,582
Views: 1,306,351
Posted By varjag
tri-x 400 @640, lux 50 v2...

tri-x 400 @640, lux 50 v2

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8605/15475140283_5005908d2e_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pzu94v)
Света (https://flic.kr/p/pzu94v) by varjagg...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-18-2014
Replies: 90
Views: 7,993
Posted By varjag
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5222/5857448087_434...

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5222/5857448087_4347a53df4_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/9VAXfg)
Vadmyra (https://flic.kr/p/9VAXfg) by varjagg (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-17-2014
Replies: 7,462
Views: 3,798,885
Posted By varjag
The lockable cable release I got at B&H sure...

The lockable cable release I got at B&H sure comes handy! Pay no attention to smudges on the sensor :o

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7524/15422371833_a2c3f7b812_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/puPFQD)
DMM...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 12-16-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 20,846
Posted By varjag
Thanks, perhaps I should take it outside for a...

Thanks, perhaps I should take it outside for a spin and find out what it sees in gloomy Bergen weather!

Raid, thanks. I do embedded systems for a living, so the reverse engineering part and getting...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-16-2014
Replies: 7,462
Views: 3,798,885
Posted By varjag
Oh of course :bang: stupid me

Oh of course :bang: stupid me
Forum: DIYS Modifications 12-16-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 20,846
Posted By varjag
Haven't been working much on it, aside from using...

Haven't been working much on it, aside from using it for intended purpose (testing the lenses I convert).

However, the other day I bumped the back and it developed a fascinating glitch, a bit of a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-16-2014
Replies: 7,462
Views: 3,798,885
Posted By varjag
Interesting, I guess the chrome on the new Leicas...

Interesting, I guess the chrome on the new Leicas is thin? Took me 7 years of daily use with M4, and only now some spots are thinned down to brass..

I know the black paint on the new Leicas is...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-09-2014
Replies: 4,582
Views: 1,306,351
Posted By varjag
Summicron 35 v4 preasph, Mikrat Isopan...

Summicron 35 v4 preasph, Mikrat Isopan @EI20

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7488/15970050225_99e69c3d25_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/qkdFxx)
Lofthus (https://flic.kr/p/qkdFxx) by varjagg...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-09-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 1,205
Posted By varjag
Let me guess, you're not in sales ;)

Let me guess, you're not in sales ;)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-01-2014
Replies: 7,462
Views: 3,798,885
Posted By varjag
JHP, very neat.

JHP, very neat.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-31-2014
Replies: 262
Views: 39,982
Posted By varjag
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3709/8814463169_2b8...

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3709/8814463169_2b80169679_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/eqUqNV)
Fotografiska (https://flic.kr/p/eqUqNV) by varjagg (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-31-2014
Replies: 262
Views: 39,982
Posted By varjag
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5607/15320143427_dd...

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5607/15320143427_dd882c9975_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pkMJTV)
Brooklyn bridge (https://flic.kr/p/pkMJTV) by varjagg (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-27-2014
Replies: 7,462
Views: 3,798,885
Posted By varjag
The best DSLR...

The best DSLR ever.

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3955/15021693484_0011ba60e2_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/oTq78f)
Digital Modul M + Visoflex (https://flic.kr/p/oTq78f) by varjagg...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-27-2014
Replies: 1,187
Views: 336,260
Posted By varjag
v4, Velvia...

v4, Velvia 100

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3937/15431365737_b9eb1266d7_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pvBMpX)
Downtown (https://flic.kr/p/pvBMpX) by varjagg...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 10-20-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 20,846
Posted By varjag
So got around to testing an UVIR cut off...

So got around to testing an UVIR cut off filter.

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3932/15576395865_bf1a34954a_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pJr6Pp)
Digital Modul M (https://flic.kr/p/pJr6Pp) by varjagg...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-19-2014
Replies: 4,582
Views: 1,306,351
Posted By varjag
The hanging locomotive makes it just so much more...

The hanging locomotive makes it just so much more lively.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-18-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,364
Posted By varjag
This must be a joke, it's impossible to buy Tri-X...

This must be a joke, it's impossible to buy Tri-X in Minsk ;)
Forum: DIYS Modifications 10-18-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 20,846
Posted By varjag
Sure Gabor, would be great to pull it from the...

Sure Gabor, would be great to pull it from the pink hell!

BTW, anyone remembers what the Rebel's battery life originally was? I'm getting a few hundred actuations on one charge, but since the flash,...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 10-18-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 20,846
Posted By varjag
Ok, when converted to BW it's almost...

Ok, when converted to BW it's almost passable:

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3946/15371549517_50039988b4_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pqkd8P)
Hetlevikåsen (https://flic.kr/p/pqkd8P) by varjagg...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-16-2014
Replies: 4,582
Views: 1,306,351
Posted By varjag
M4, cron 35 v4, 20 iso copy...

M4, cron 35 v4, 20 iso copy film

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3946/14922479774_b695cd8930_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/oJDBm3)
Central Park (https://flic.kr/p/oJDBm3) by varjagg...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-16-2014
Replies: 1,187
Views: 336,260
Posted By varjag
v4...

v4

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2948/15447499926_9ce1ea8c2b_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/px3txC)
Times Square (https://flic.kr/p/px3txC) by varjagg (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-13-2014
Replies: 3,587
Views: 909,191
Posted By varjag
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3946/15529105145_48...

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3946/15529105145_481f37f102_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pEfHWa)
Ullensvang (https://flic.kr/p/pEfHWa) by varjagg (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-07-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 2,857
Posted By varjag
Tri-X would give you fair 640 ISO in Microphen or...

Tri-X would give you fair 640 ISO in Microphen or DDX as well.

I mostly used the "modern" formulation, it's a very versatile film. And yes Rodinal still brings out a degree of grain, but rated at...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-06-2014
Replies: 1,187
Views: 336,260
Posted By varjag
v4 https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2948/1527380621...

v4

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2948/15273806210_b6e0f8d2b2_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pgGfso)
Times Square (https://flic.kr/p/pgGfso) by varjagg (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-06-2014
Replies: 1,187
Views: 336,260
Posted By varjag
V4 https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5597/1526031144...

V4

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5597/15260311448_551b48fef1_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pfv5W5)
Times Square (https://flic.kr/p/pfv5W5) by varjagg (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-30-2014
Replies: 93
Views: 17,801
Posted By varjag
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3900/15064581092_7f...

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3900/15064581092_7f6112c442_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/oXcV7L)
6th avenue (https://flic.kr/p/oXcV7L) by varjagg (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Forum: DIYS Modifications 09-30-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 20,846
Posted By varjag
Dave, I haven't seen the chip but I doubt that,...

Dave, I haven't seen the chip but I doubt that, as it's bigger yet than APS-C. It's not just active frame size we are talking about, but also the enclosure and the pins/pads/cables which are...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 09-29-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 20,846
Posted By varjag
Thanks! Mike, I assure you if I take my labor at...

Thanks!

Mike, I assure you if I take my labor at Norwegian engineer's hourly rate into account the cost of this quickly approaches the S2 :)

Nzed, me & Oliver communicated last week. My project is...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 09-29-2014
Replies: 190
Views: 28,729
Posted By varjag
Frank, the sensor has to rest on the inner rails:...

Frank, the sensor has to rest on the inner rails: the outer rails are for the pressure plate. Also, the chip itself is typically below the enclosure surface, so the surface has to be moved even...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 09-29-2014
Replies: 190
Views: 28,729
Posted By varjag
These won't physically fit, sadly.

These won't physically fit, sadly.
Forum: DIYS Modifications 09-29-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 20,846
Posted By varjag
Thanks guys! I've seen Oliver's Konica...

Thanks guys!

I've seen Oliver's Konica conversion, very cool.
Forum: DIYS Modifications 09-27-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,906
Posted By varjag
Modern beer cans have walls 0.1mm thick.

Modern beer cans have walls 0.1mm thick.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-27-2014
Replies: 2,713
Views: 795,200
Posted By varjag
Thanks! Did motor drive ever exist for it, or...

Thanks! Did motor drive ever exist for it, or just a theoretically possible accessory like for Almaz?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-27-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 3,046
Posted By varjag
Get a can of black enamel in the higher price end...

Get a can of black enamel in the higher price end at a hardware store. I use Scanox Quick:

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3771/11372039556_1158fd1620_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ijUFaw)
Icarex Ultron...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-27-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 965
Posted By varjag
Remove the bottom plate, warm it up with hair...

Remove the bottom plate, warm it up with hair dryer and try peeling off. If there's any residue, wiping it with alcohol should help.
Forum: DIYS Modifications 09-26-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 20,846
Posted By varjag
Digital Modul M on Leica M4

One of slow-paced projects of mine, started over a year ago. This is a digital back for older Leica Ms not requiring body modification. The donor was 350D, as this was what I had at...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-25-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 1,292
Posted By varjag
It can't be, for one they have different...

It can't be, for one they have different developing agents. Metol for Perceptol, phenidone/hydroquinon for Microphen.

I don't even remember them writing composition on the packages, usually it's...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-25-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 1,292
Posted By varjag
Microphen: Sodium Tripolyphosphate 3.4...

Microphen:

Sodium Tripolyphosphate 3.4 gms
Sodium Sulphite anhyd 100.0gms
Sodium Metabisulphite 0.65 gm
Hydroquinone 5.0 gms
Phenidone 0.2 gm
Boric Acid 2.7 gms
Borax 6.8 gms
Potassium Bromide 1.0 gm
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-24-2014
Replies: 41
Views: 4,426
Posted By varjag
Yep. Nothing you can't do with a decent indicator...

Yep. Nothing you can't do with a decent indicator and a set of gauge blocks.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-23-2014
Replies: 41
Views: 4,426
Posted By varjag
There is no need to irreversibly change the...

There is no need to irreversibly change the camera body.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-23-2014
Replies: 41
Views: 4,426
Posted By varjag
Jaap, not that hard. The bigger issue is sensor...

Jaap, not that hard. The bigger issue is sensor dimensions w.r.t. film guide rails and gate size. I had to file the ceramic envelope down on mine, very tedious and error-prone work. The IR cut-off...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-23-2014
Replies: 314
Views: 71,134
Posted By varjag
35 cron...

35 cron preasph

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3913/14780967666_974c9ccbe7_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ow9jJ7)
Grimstad (https://flic.kr/p/ow9jJ7) by varjagg...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-23-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 3,902
Posted By varjag
Stephen, the photos are great but this was really...

Stephen, the photos are great but this was really immature.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-22-2014
Replies: 7,462
Views: 3,798,885
Posted By varjag
You're welcome Kent, should really do a separate...

You're welcome Kent, should really do a separate post on the build someday. I hope my notes there would be useful to those who think about similar project. There's a bunch of build pictures in...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-22-2014
Replies: 770
Views: 178,606
Posted By varjag
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7395/9265864440_21e...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7395/9265864440_21e928a502_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/f7MYFs)
Puerto de Alcudia (https://flic.kr/p/f7MYFs) by varjagg (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-22-2014
Replies: 7,462
Views: 3,798,885
Posted By varjag
Kent, two 350Ds, some patience and lots of...

Kent, two 350Ds, some patience and lots of cursing.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-22-2014
Replies: 2,713
Views: 795,200
Posted By varjag
Zhang, pretty one. What's the difference vs...

Zhang, pretty one. What's the difference vs "ordinary" black S-201?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-22-2014
Replies: 7,462
Views: 3,798,885
Posted By varjag
Gabor, still unsure if they let me on a plane...

Gabor, still unsure if they let me on a plane with this..
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-21-2014
Replies: 7,462
Views: 3,798,885
Posted By varjag
M4, Digital Modul M...

M4, Digital Modul M ;)

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5584/15123895837_6ef28dcbe4_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/p3rVjM)
Digital Modul M (https://flic.kr/p/p3rVjM) by varjagg...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-18-2014
Replies: 5,558
Views: 491,990
Posted By varjag
Madeira, Provia...

Madeira, Provia 100F

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3815/10840437145_5746af4299_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/hvW5hH)
Câmara De Lobos (https://flic.kr/p/hvW5hH) by varjagg...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-18-2014
Replies: 403
Views: 30,760
Posted By varjag
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3824/9493926739_c06...

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3824/9493926739_c06378b757_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/fsWRE4)
Nemiga (https://flic.kr/p/fsWRE4) by varjagg (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 09-18-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 2,973
Posted By varjag
https://farm7.staticflickr.com/6055/6286216857_fa3...

https://farm7.staticflickr.com/6055/6286216857_fa310ac59f_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/azuvgg)
Belarus (https://flic.kr/p/azuvgg) by varjagg (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-17-2014
Replies: 1,927
Views: 256,832
Posted By varjag
https://farm7.staticflickr.com/6198/6042565223_c14...

https://farm7.staticflickr.com/6198/6042565223_c147a06a30_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/acXJ82)
Borisov (https://flic.kr/p/acXJ82) by varjagg (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Forum: DIYS Modifications 09-17-2014
Replies: 190
Views: 28,729
Posted By varjag
I don't see the guy selling it anywhere on his...

I don't see the guy selling it anywhere on his page, so perhaps it's premature to act as a dissatisfied customer.
Forum: DIYS Modifications 09-16-2014
Replies: 190
Views: 28,729
Posted By varjag
I'm sure you waste neither in your life. Like,...

I'm sure you waste neither in your life. Like, never.
Forum: DIYS Modifications 09-11-2014
Replies: 190
Views: 28,729
Posted By varjag
Doable, but a bit messy if you want to leave the...

Doable, but a bit messy if you want to leave the camera body intact and film-capable.

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/2577376/permanent/dmm_sensor.jpg

Kudos Oliver, I can appreciate how much...
Forum: RFF Polls 09-01-2014
Replies: 81
Views: 8,297
Posted By varjag
I joined in early 2005 after some months of...

I joined in early 2005 after some months of lurking.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-01-2014
Replies: 4,582
Views: 1,306,351
Posted By varjag
Helen, thanks! At the time I didn't even realize...

Helen, thanks!

At the time I didn't even realize he could take a photo of me, so I passed up on the opportunity sadly.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-31-2014
Replies: 1,187
Views: 336,260
Posted By varjag
v4 https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3887/1508015214...

v4

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3887/15080152141_5465d2d4d4_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/oYzHR8)
6th ave (https://flic.kr/p/oYzHR8) by varjagg (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-31-2014
Replies: 4,582
Views: 1,306,351
Posted By varjag
Louis Mendes, NYC. 35mm cron preasph, tri-x in...

Louis Mendes, NYC. 35mm cron preasph, tri-x in Rodinal.

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5565/15091629275_0dcde3dc1c_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/oZAxAK)
Louis Mendes (https://flic.kr/p/oZAxAK) by varjagg...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-08-2014
Replies: 526
Views: 179,643
Posted By varjag
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5505/12121387364_0d...

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5505/12121387364_0d472e4d64_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/jt8haj)
* (https://flic.kr/p/jt8haj) by varjagg (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-08-2014
Replies: 4,582
Views: 1,306,351
Posted By varjag
Leica M4, Zeiss Ikon Icarex Ultron 50/1.8, Provia...

Leica M4, Zeiss Ikon Icarex Ultron 50/1.8, Provia 100f

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2911/14588581897_dea5e9bd89_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/oe9i96)
** (https://flic.kr/p/oe9i96) by varjagg...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-13-2014
Replies: 205
Views: 25,499
Posted By varjag
M4, Icarex Tessar 50/2.8, Provia...

M4, Icarex Tessar 50/2.8, Provia 100f

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3806/10886739275_1ea737f6ee_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/varjagg/10886739275/)
Bombing walls...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-06-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 3,671
Posted By varjag
My last Kodachrome 200. Processed in January...

My last Kodachrome 200. Processed in January 2011.

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5181/5661977912_668314fd56_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/varjagg/5661977912/)
Kronstad...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-06-2014
Replies: 205
Views: 25,499
Posted By varjag
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7310/11567359806_a49...

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7310/11567359806_a495e0f38f_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/varjagg/11567359806/)
Funchal (http://www.flickr.com/photos/varjagg/11567359806/) by varjagg...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-04-2013
Replies: 1,179
Views: 448,626
Posted By varjag
Eirik, nice one.

Eirik, nice one.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-04-2013
Replies: 7,462
Views: 3,798,885
Posted By varjag
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3770/9674906050_d775...

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3770/9674906050_d775067256_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/varjagg/9674906050/)
Carl Zeiss Tessar adapted to Leica M...
Forum: Film vs Digital 06-15-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 6,536
Posted By varjag
This is not 35mm, in larger formats grain is much...

This is not 35mm, in larger formats grain is much less of an issue.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-15-2013
Replies: 4,582
Views: 1,306,351
Posted By varjag
M4, cron 35...

M4, cron 35 v4

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3786/9036277110_db004475f5_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/varjagg/9036277110/)
Темка (http://www.flickr.com/photos/varjagg/9036277110/) by varjagg...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-11-2013
Replies: 2,578
Views: 494,657
Posted By varjag
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3708/9005580727_ca97...

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3708/9005580727_ca970056ee_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/varjagg/9005580727/)
Bergen (http://www.flickr.com/photos/varjagg/9005580727/) by varjagg...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-31-2013
Replies: 2,578
Views: 494,657
Posted By varjag
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2868/8893402730_f3d6...

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2868/8893402730_f3d66f0a7e_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/varjagg/8893402730/)
Torget (http://www.flickr.com/photos/varjagg/8893402730/) by varjagg...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-27-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,498
Posted By varjag
I dunno, digital M bodies are pretty huge by now,...

I dunno, digital M bodies are pretty huge by now, growing a millimeter or two here and there with every generation.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-25-2013
Replies: 4,582
Views: 1,306,351
Posted By varjag
M4, lux 50 v2, eastman 5231...

M4, lux 50 v2, eastman 5231 plus-x

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3709/8814463169_2b80169679_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/varjagg/8814463169/)
Fotografiska...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-24-2013
Replies: 343
Views: 35,743
Posted By varjag
Well typ 240 supposedly does everything...

Well typ 240 supposedly does everything fujinexsung mirrorless do, plus has a rangefinder, plus a fullframe sensor. Autofocus is irrelevant in enthusiast segment, I met very few NEX owners who...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-24-2013
Replies: 343
Views: 35,743
Posted By varjag
Leica does in fact produce and sell autofocus,...

Leica does in fact produce and sell autofocus, larger-than-fullframe camera for a few years now.


Leica is the leader in the mirrorless market tech: no competition has come up with full frame...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-23-2013
Replies: 343
Views: 35,743
Posted By varjag
Mini M still has, well, M in the name - which...

Mini M still has, well, M in the name - which rules out m4/3 and panasonic clones, as well as new lens mounts.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-23-2013
Replies: 4,582
Views: 1,306,351
Posted By varjag
M4, Lux 50 v2, Mikrat...

M4, Lux 50 v2, Mikrat Isopan

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7321/8758615912_fb12fb3b33_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/varjagg/8758615912/)
Артем...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-19-2013
Replies: 4,582
Views: 1,306,351
Posted By varjag
M4, Elmarit 90 v1, TASMA Mikrat...

M4, Elmarit 90 v1, TASMA Mikrat Isopan

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7391/8753787205_62d0ce38f1_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/varjagg/8753787205/)
Света...
Forum: Film vs Digital 05-17-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 6,536
Posted By varjag
This is an awful combination, pushing and fine...

This is an awful combination, pushing and fine grain are two areas were Rodinal is pretty atrocious.
Forum: DIYS Modifications 05-08-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,786
Posted By varjag
I looked into 3d printing briefly, but...

I looked into 3d printing briefly, but unfortunately it's very limited when it comes to making lens and camera parts. You can do only so much with rough blobs of plastic.

Sticking to lathe for now,...
Forum: Travel 05-06-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 1,930
Posted By varjag
I developed my E6 in Taipei at Five Color Bird...

I developed my E6 in Taipei at Five Color Bird (Roosevelt Rd.?). Mom&pops type of place, they did a good job.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 04-15-2013
Replies: 84
Views: 31,788
Posted By varjag
All fun and classy cameras are film cameras.

All fun and classy cameras are film cameras.
Forum: Optics Theory - 04-11-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,934
Posted By varjag
Jim, the focusing thread is 37mm x 1.5, gives a...

Jim, the focusing thread is 37mm x 1.5, gives a comfortable 120 degree focusing throw in full range. The filter thread is E43.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-04-2013
Replies: 7,462
Views: 3,798,885
Posted By varjag
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8257/8617689020_1789...

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8257/8617689020_1789d006ca_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/varjagg/8617689020/)
M42 to M mount adapter (http://www.flickr.com/photos/varjagg/8617689020/) by varjagg...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 03-29-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 3,797
Posted By varjag
It's great, was very good match with Xtol.

It's great, was very good match with Xtol.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-23-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 1,428
Posted By varjag
There were numerous street photographers back in...

There were numerous street photographers back in the day in USSR, it's just that Russian-speaking community is well, Russian-speaking. Same reason why say China remains one cultural black hole to the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-16-2013
Replies: 31
Views: 2,494
Posted By varjag
The problem is not so much a scanner but...

The problem is not so much a scanner but underexposure. The shots are under at least 3 stops. That's what causes banding, the negs are too thin for the scanner CCD.

It is pointless to prescribe any...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 03-15-2013
Replies: 62
Views: 5,672
Posted By varjag
I don't like the amount of manipulation in his...

I don't like the amount of manipulation in his work, but nonetheless find his images visually striking. He is also fresh, as in not looking like a copycat of other artists.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-14-2013
Replies: 7,462
Views: 3,798,885
Posted By varjag
Sure! This is actually Antonio's lens which he...

Sure! This is actually Antonio's lens which he asked me to adapt.

Small world :)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-12-2013
Replies: 126
Views: 36,144
Posted By varjag
With Shanghai you have to be extra careful to cut...

With Shanghai you have to be extra careful to cut the sticky tape (attaching film to paper backing) off when loading the film. It seems to deteriorate in the bath and land on emulsion as the spots.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-11-2013
Replies: 126
Views: 36,144
Posted By varjag
Ray, do you use neutral or acidic fixer? Polypan...

Ray, do you use neutral or acidic fixer? Polypan has thin emulsion so I wondered if it has anything to do with acidic stop bath or fix, but had no opportunity to check.

Also, if you get denser negs...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-11-2013
Replies: 126
Views: 36,144
Posted By varjag
This is normal with Polypan, scans require lots...

This is normal with Polypan, scans require lots of spotting work.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-10-2013
Replies: 7,462
Views: 3,798,885
Posted By varjag
French meets German! My M4 with the newly adapted...

French meets German! My M4 with the newly adapted Som Berthiot Flor 50/3.5:

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8087/8545107039_63e9493296_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/varjagg/8545107039/)
Som...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-04-2013
Replies: 52
Views: 8,016
Posted By varjag
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7189/6782038286_34f4...

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7189/6782038286_34f44d2114_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/varjagg/6782038286/)
Torgallmenningen (http://www.flickr.com/photos/varjagg/6782038286/) by varjagg...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-27-2013
Replies: 7,462
Views: 3,798,885
Posted By varjag
As posted elsewhere, with a custom 20mm...

As posted elsewhere, with a custom 20mm conversion:


http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8232/8508357116_6c6903bc11_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/varjagg/8508357116/)
The making of.....
Forum: Optics Theory - 02-27-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,934
Posted By varjag
Thanks guys! Not sure about googles, that's one...

Thanks guys!

Not sure about googles, that's one Leica feat I could never warm up to :) I have a vifewinder optics from Konca WaiWai, contemplating to turn a titanium housing for it.
Forum: Optics Theory - 02-27-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,934
Posted By varjag
Roland, I profiled the slope with a Dremel and...

Roland, I profiled the slope with a Dremel and file. I only finished the envelope to match the scale at 0.7, 2m and infinity. It's a work that shouldn't be rushed, so I leave the rest for the coming...
Forum: Optics Theory - 02-27-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,934
Posted By varjag
Marc, I meant that milling the lugs is the...

Marc, I meant that milling the lugs is the easiest way to finish bayonet, and I only have a lathe, no milling machine.

There is no need for CNC in a project like this.
Forum: Optics Theory - 02-27-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,934
Posted By varjag
Thanks Roland! The M bayonet lugs are all in the...

Thanks Roland!

The M bayonet lugs are all in the same rotational plane, so I first turned the common shape:

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8514/8482138655_d4603f345a_z.jpg...
Forum: Optics Theory - 02-27-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,934
Posted By varjag
The making of a custom lens mount

So I got me a lathe the other day. With a ready optics module and bit of work, I made a rangefinder-coupled, native M-mount Russar 20/5.6 from...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-31-2013
Replies: 38
Views: 3,485
Posted By varjag
B&H would charge an arm and a leg for overseas...

B&H would charge an arm and a leg for overseas shipping, and you have to pay import tax on the courier cost too. For small purchases it's simply not worth it.
Forum: DIYS Modifications 01-29-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 5,005
Posted By varjag
No graphite powder, no petrol based oils: Compur...

No graphite powder, no petrol based oils: Compur shutters are not steam engines!

Get a synthetic watch oil and apply to the bearings after cleaning. You only need a needletip worth of it, so get the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-29-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,785
Posted By varjag
Page 43 :)

Page 43 :)
Forum: Large Format Film RF 01-28-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,362
Posted By varjag
Interesting! It seems Linhofs are in for the...

Interesting! It seems Linhofs are in for the kids.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8143/7604496624_bc6a359514_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/varjagg/7604496624/)
Hetlevikåsen...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-28-2013
Replies: 2,713
Views: 795,200
Posted By varjag
It's perfect in its own way..

It's perfect in its own way..
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-28-2013
Replies: 7,462
Views: 3,798,885
Posted By varjag
M4 sporting a Titanium shutter release collar I...

M4 sporting a Titanium shutter release collar I cut on a lathe. Anodized into deep blue, although not sure if the shade is a good...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-13-2013
Replies: 4,582
Views: 1,306,351
Posted By varjag
Cron 35 v4, Kodak...

Cron 35 v4, Kodak E100G

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8054/8373381169_3514ba58d5_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/varjagg/8373381169/)
Trysil Radisson Blu...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-30-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 821
Posted By varjag
It's probably 5cm 1:2, i.e. f/2. Jupiter-8.

It's probably 5cm 1:2, i.e. f/2. Jupiter-8.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-30-2012
Replies: 1,187
Views: 336,260
Posted By varjag
Peter, thanks!

Peter, thanks!
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-19-2012
Replies: 141
Views: 16,701
Posted By varjag
Thanks Helen!

Thanks Helen!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-19-2012
Replies: 56
Views: 18,279
Posted By varjag
Let's not delude ourselves, film production lines...

Let's not delude ourselves, film production lines haven't changed much since 1950s anywhere. There's only thus many efficient ways to mix and coat emulsions. The ancient phones and CRTs in control...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-18-2012
Replies: 141
Views: 16,701
Posted By varjag
Would a 20mm count or am I pushing it?...

Would a 20mm count or am I pushing it? :)

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8322/7895450874_39af959b8b_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/varjagg/7895450874/)
Oslo...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-18-2012
Replies: 2,578
Views: 494,657
Posted By varjag
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8057/8278196996_480d...

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8057/8278196996_480de2c869_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/varjagg/8278196996/)
Pechi (http://www.flickr.com/photos/varjagg/8278196996/) by varjagg...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 12-18-2012
Replies: 232
Views: 69,505
Posted By varjag
Elikon wasn't produced by LOMO, but by BelOMO.

Elikon wasn't produced by LOMO, but by BelOMO.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 12-18-2012
Replies: 76
Views: 10,323
Posted By varjag
Didn't own one for decades, got my M4 used in...

Didn't own one for decades, got my M4 used in clean condition early 2007. However, I take it everywhere; work, leisure, chores, commute, travel, you name it. Basically never without it. It is...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-14-2012
Replies: 1,187
Views: 336,260
Posted By varjag
v4,...

v4, tri-x

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8080/8264701030_9cfd07f362_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/varjagg/8264701030/)
Grove (http://www.flickr.com/photos/varjagg/8264701030/) by varjagg...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-10-2012
Replies: 1,187
Views: 336,260
Posted By varjag
v4,...

v4, tri-x

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8217/8262724734_6964fd2afc_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/varjagg/8262724734/)
Borisov (http://www.flickr.com/photos/varjagg/8262724734/) by varjagg...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-10-2012
Replies: 1,187
Views: 336,260
Posted By varjag
V4, 400TX @...

V4, 400TX @ 800

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8067/8248970887_816d394794_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/varjagg/8248970887/)
Pechinski (http://www.flickr.com/photos/varjagg/8248970887/) by...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-07-2012
Replies: 54
Views: 8,615
Posted By varjag
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8487/8202613383_fd95...

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8487/8202613383_fd95577055_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/varjagg/8202613383/)
Loddefjord terminal (http://www.flickr.com/photos/varjagg/8202613383/) by varjagg...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-07-2012
Replies: 1,187
Views: 336,260
Posted By varjag
v4, Tri-x...

v4, Tri-x @800

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8484/8246259293_f7cd804f42_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/varjagg/8246259293/)
Pechinski (http://www.flickr.com/photos/varjagg/8246259293/) by...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-16-2012
Replies: 53
Views: 11,851
Posted By varjag
The negs look underexposed. The film is probably...

The negs look underexposed. The film is probably around 25 ISO in practice.

On a normal density neg you'll find the dust/spots are much less of a problem.
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 10-15-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 4,557
Posted By varjag
Wait a year and Hasselblad will do it

Wait a year and Hasselblad will do it
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-15-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 5,868
Posted By varjag
Also @ 5.6 here. PX in Rodinal. Swell little...

Also @ 5.6 here. PX in Rodinal. Swell little lens.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8286/7631720300_db56a4f5d3_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/varjagg/7631720300/)
Kong Oscars gt....
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 10-15-2012
Replies: 1,851
Views: 373,301
Posted By varjag
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8185/8080839320_fbf9...

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8185/8080839320_fbf9a3cbc7_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/varjagg/8080839320/)
Byparken (http://www.flickr.com/photos/varjagg/8080839320/) by varjagg...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-15-2012
Replies: 1,187
Views: 336,260
Posted By varjag
Pre-asph,...

Pre-asph, Mikrat-Isopan

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8179/8064157768_07847f6d93_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/varjagg/8064157768/)
Loddefjord...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-15-2012
Replies: 2,578
Views: 494,657
Posted By varjag
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8185/8080839320_fbf9...

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8185/8080839320_fbf9a3cbc7_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/varjagg/8080839320/)
Byparken (http://www.flickr.com/photos/varjagg/8080839320/) by varjagg...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-15-2012
Replies: 397
Views: 44,866
Posted By varjag
http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6055/6286216857_fa31...

http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6055/6286216857_fa310ac59f_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/varjagg/6286216857/)
Belarus (http://www.flickr.com/photos/varjagg/6286216857/) by varjagg...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-14-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 5,868
Posted By varjag
Russar family of lenses were first calculated...

Russar family of lenses were first calculated around 1940 by Soviet mathematician Rusinov (hence the lens name). It was a marked breakthrough over previous heir of superwides, Zeiss Topogon. This was...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-02-2012
Replies: 38
Views: 12,201
Posted By varjag
Have a v1 Elmarit 90 and really see no reason to...

Have a v1 Elmarit 90 and really see no reason to upgrade. They are among the few bargains left with Leica glass these days.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7054/6862165751_77f3aa1759_z.jpg...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-02-2012
Replies: 1,431
Views: 195,626
Posted By varjag
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8171/8027107010_5b39...

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8171/8027107010_5b3984fa6f_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/varjagg/8027107010/)
Alvøen (http://www.flickr.com/photos/varjagg/8027107010/) by varjagg...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-26-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1,758
Posted By varjag
They put the lenses mentioned (demo units) on the...

They put the lenses mentioned (demo units) on the shelves in their brick-and-mortar store in Krasnogorsk. Still not on sale though.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-26-2012
Replies: 1,187
Views: 336,260
Posted By varjag
v4,...

v4, plus-x

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8171/8027107010_5b3984fa6f_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/varjagg/8027107010/)
Alvøen (http://www.flickr.com/photos/varjagg/8027107010/) by varjagg...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-26-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,964
Posted By varjag
Wow, there's no way Canon would arrive to such a...

Wow, there's no way Canon would arrive to such a non-obvious idea without someone's input!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-26-2012
Replies: 991
Views: 365,553
Posted By varjag
summilux...

summilux E43

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8032/8023456601_7e3334b325_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/varjagg/8023456601/)
Loddefjord terminal (http://www.flickr.com/photos/varjagg/8023456601/)...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-26-2012
Replies: 597
Views: 106,329
Posted By varjag
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8296/7825728368_4ed0...

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8296/7825728368_4ed07b757d_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/varjagg/7825728368/)
Borås (http://www.flickr.com/photos/varjagg/7825728368/) by varjagg...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-23-2012
Replies: 36
Views: 8,788
Posted By varjag
Pete, Honestly - no, they don't look much like...

Pete,

Honestly - no, they don't look much like technicolor shots to me.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-23-2012
Replies: 314
Views: 71,134
Posted By varjag
Lux 50 v2,...

Lux 50 v2, TMZ

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7192/6812384708_e5acda8983_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/varjagg/6812384708/)
Olav Kyrres gt. (http://www.flickr.com/photos/varjagg/6812384708/) by...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-13-2012
Replies: 133
Views: 37,914
Posted By varjag
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5163/5258742620_2789...

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5163/5258742620_2789d9db51_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/varjagg/5258742620/)
Nattlandsveien (http://www.flickr.com/photos/varjagg/5258742620/) by varjagg...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 09-13-2012
Replies: 73
Views: 15,281
Posted By varjag
Has nothing to do with Samsung name really. Sony...

Has nothing to do with Samsung name really. Sony isn't that far out in this respect.

Pentax, with their ridiculous SLR-flange mirrorless, is not doing any better.

As mentioned they missed the...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-13-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 2,671
Posted By varjag
You are not likely to find the VF for cheap;...

You are not likely to find the VF for cheap; probably easier to find the worse but cheaper Cosina Voigtlander plastic 21 finder.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-01-2012
Replies: 114
Views: 22,135
Posted By varjag
No amount of Photoshop sliders will help you gain...

No amount of Photoshop sliders will help you gain back the shadow or highlight detail that's not there on the neg. So yeah there is a difference.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-31-2012
Replies: 2,108
Views: 389,317
Posted By varjag
I did have coating defects on a few frames (out...

I did have coating defects on a few frames (out of ca. 250 ft), but it's not as bad as other movie stocks.

I had emulsion defects on Arista 400 Premium stock too though, but since everyone says it's...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-30-2012
Replies: 126
Views: 36,144
Posted By varjag
I shot a 90m can of the stuff. It seems to be...

I shot a 90m can of the stuff.

It seems to be re-canned cine duplication film. The lack of antihaliation layer, the B&H perforations, very modest speed seem to suggest that.

Coat quality is poor,...
Forum: Olympus RF 08-25-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 2,240
Posted By varjag
Good start Anders! Very familiar streets :)

Good start Anders! Very familiar streets :)
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-06-2012
Replies: 2,578
Views: 494,657
Posted By varjag
M4, Russar 20mm, Plus-X, 2 second...

M4, Russar 20mm, Plus-X, 2 second handheld

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8289/7728092748_e72822a1a0_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/varjagg/7728092748/)
Playa de Muro...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-05-2012
Replies: 313
Views: 24,774
Posted By varjag
Not quite, they refer to a model of a process,...

Not quite, they refer to a model of a process, rather than a process itself. In electronics in particular, it's a subject of signal processing with analogue being continuous models and digital...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-05-2012
Replies: 165
Views: 17,625
Posted By varjag
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5206/5727735279_c599...

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5206/5727735279_c59916f24c_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/varjagg/5727735279/)
Crow Hill (http://www.flickr.com/photos/varjagg/5727735279/) by varjagg...
Forum: Optics Theory - 08-01-2012
Replies: 35
Views: 4,865
Posted By varjag
Nice work Roland!

Nice work Roland!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-27-2012
Replies: 4,582
Views: 1,306,351
Posted By varjag
M4, Russar 20mm,...

M4, Russar 20mm, Plus-X

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8155/7604494818_a9e9a5ee79_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/varjagg/7604494818/)
Vestkanten...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-27-2012
Replies: 4,582
Views: 1,306,351
Posted By varjag
I agree, very nice, Romain.

I agree, very nice, Romain.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 07-27-2012
Replies: 25
Views: 19,341
Posted By varjag
Fresh film would always push better. 2005 is...

Fresh film would always push better. 2005 is granny age for 400 ISO color; don't push grannies!
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-24-2012
Replies: 90
Views: 8,394
Posted By varjag
I feel no need to rationalize my choices :p

I feel no need to rationalize my choices :p
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-23-2012
Replies: 2,578
Views: 494,657
Posted By varjag
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7276/7629053688_e2fa...

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7276/7629053688_e2fa007350_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/varjagg/7629053688/)
Torgallmenningen (http://www.flickr.com/photos/varjagg/7629053688/) by varjagg...
Forum: Other RF 07-19-2012
Replies: 81
Views: 9,672
Posted By varjag
We have this same thread repeating every summer...

We have this same thread repeating every summer here.

Just wait until September.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-19-2012
Replies: 89
Views: 11,083
Posted By varjag
I shot a 25-pack of ilford in 4x5 over a weekend,...

I shot a 25-pack of ilford in 4x5 over a weekend, must be doing something wrong :(

This is really more an issue of personal pace than anything.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-18-2012
Replies: 4,582
Views: 1,306,351
Posted By varjag
Summilux 50 E43, Plus-X 5231,...

Summilux 50 E43, Plus-X 5231, Rodinal

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8009/7598300042_5cf37496a8_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/varjagg/7598300042/)
Nerf Warrior...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 07-18-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 3,143
Posted By varjag
What David says. Usually the earlier, 1950s,...

What David says.

Usually the earlier, 1950s, KMZ-produced specimen are considered superior to later production. Up to about 1954, many types of Soviet lenses used Schott glass stock taken under...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 07-18-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 3,143
Posted By varjag
Nope. By 1960s the П mark (просветленный -...

Nope.

By 1960s the П mark (просветленный - coated) was dropped from all products, as lens coating long since ceased to be news to a customer.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-18-2012
Replies: 89
Views: 11,083
Posted By varjag
Look, everyone who ever got onto Internet got to...

Look, everyone who ever got onto Internet got to hear this already, like, a 48000 times. You are not breaking any news here.
Forum: Other RF 07-18-2012
Replies: 81
Views: 9,672
Posted By varjag
It's also mid-summer, the worst time to buy or...

It's also mid-summer, the worst time to buy or sell anything.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-17-2012
Replies: 4,582
Views: 1,306,351
Posted By varjag
Summicron 35 v4,...

Summicron 35 v4, tri-x

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7260/7582013584_d5d11cbc7e_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/varjagg/7582013584/)
Stig and Fay...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-17-2012
Replies: 636
Views: 98,051
Posted By varjag
Chinese people become more affluent, and there...

Chinese people become more affluent, and there are enough people who have both money and appreciation of their own historical artifacts. Same happens in Russia, prices for less common equipment are...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-16-2012
Replies: 1,187
Views: 336,260
Posted By varjag
Thanks Peter! Both are with v4.

Thanks Peter! Both are with v4.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-16-2012
Replies: 89
Views: 11,083
Posted By varjag
Several meaning two? Kodak is barely there, and...

Several meaning two? Kodak is barely there, and Fuji is not dedicated to film either.

Most of the 3rd line C41 films on the market are either OEM of the big two or remaining master rolls of bankrupt...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-16-2012
Replies: 4,582
Views: 1,306,351
Posted By varjag
elmarit 90 v1, 5231 plus-x,...

elmarit 90 v1, 5231 plus-x, rodinal

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8424/7578260022_68e54f450d_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/varjagg/7578260022/)
Света...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-15-2012
Replies: 1,187
Views: 336,260
Posted By varjag
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7120/7576867256_80f7...

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7120/7576867256_80f761718d_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/varjagg/7576867256/)
Biplane (http://www.flickr.com/photos/varjagg/7576867256/) by varjagg...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-12-2012
Replies: 1,187
Views: 336,260
Posted By varjag
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8287/7530651034_3918...

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8287/7530651034_39184b1058_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/varjagg/7530651034/)
Leos Lekeland (http://www.flickr.com/photos/varjagg/7530651034/) by varjagg...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-03-2012
Replies: 4,582
Views: 1,306,351
Posted By varjag
Cron 35 v4,...

Cron 35 v4, Plus-X

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7121/7496036876_4439b520a5_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/varjagg/7496036876/)
Lagunen (http://www.flickr.com/photos/varjagg/7496036876/) by...
Forum: RFF Polls 07-03-2012
Replies: 189
Views: 29,629
Posted By varjag
Yes. From 1000', 400' and 100' rolls. IXMOOs...

Yes. From 1000', 400' and 100' rolls. IXMOOs (first preference), metal and plastic cassettes. No bulk loader, just cut by hand in the dark.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-03-2012
Replies: 2,578
Views: 494,657
Posted By varjag
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7272/7472140798_5cec...

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7272/7472140798_5cec6973f1_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/varjagg/7472140798/)
Leos Lekeland (http://www.flickr.com/photos/varjagg/7472140798/) by varjagg...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-02-2012
Replies: 65
Views: 8,953
Posted By varjag
A new Zorki is not cheap. Ok, it doesn't really...

A new Zorki is not cheap. Ok, it doesn't really exist, but a NOS Zorki would not be cheap either. It's not 2006 anymore ;)

Conversely, a used Bessa R isn't really expensive.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-02-2012
Replies: 1,187
Views: 336,260
Posted By varjag
V4, Plus-X...

V4, Plus-X 5231

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7272/7472140798_5cec6973f1_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/varjagg/7472140798/)
Leos Lekeland (http://www.flickr.com/photos/varjagg/7472140798/) by...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-01-2012
Replies: 109
Views: 23,089
Posted By varjag
TASMA Mikrat Isopan at...

TASMA Mikrat Isopan at EI12

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7088/7257929146_b80a744e23_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/varjagg/7257929146/)
Strandkaien...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 07-01-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 5,212
Posted By varjag
You can use credit card company conversion, which...

You can use credit card company conversion, which is better deal than PayPal's own. Paypal takes its transaction fee off you anyway, no reason to pay extra.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-01-2012
Replies: 27
Views: 7,044
Posted By varjag
This is one of the...

This is one of the cameras:

http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4131/5090888996_030374cd5f_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/varjagg/5090888996/)
Elvis Museum...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-17-2012
Replies: 2,578
Views: 494,657
Posted By varjag
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7087/7386053782_cc53...

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7087/7386053782_cc53bb2c29.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/varjagg/7386053782/)
Loddefjord (http://www.flickr.com/photos/varjagg/7386053782/) by varjagg...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-16-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 2,401
Posted By varjag
Fairly consistent. This confirms that the "new...

Fairly consistent.

This confirms that the "new standard" 1/30 marking on the dial is still the old 1/25.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-16-2012
Replies: 2,578
Views: 494,657
Posted By varjag
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7228/7381227978_5a37...

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7228/7381227978_5a3728905c_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/varjagg/7381227978/)
Света (http://www.flickr.com/photos/varjagg/7381227978/) by varjagg...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 06-15-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 4,277
Posted By varjag
For low distortion the best options are symmetric...

For low distortion the best options are symmetric non-retrofocus designs. Biogon 21mm (essentially same design as your SWC Biogon), Super Angulon, Russar, and their Japanese clones. Those lenses have...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-15-2012
Replies: 37
Views: 3,375
Posted By varjag
Well it's easy, if it's overpriced and...

Well it's easy, if it's overpriced and over-advertised you just go back and buy it from a different, saner seller.

If you fail to locate such sellers though, it means the item is indeed rare.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-15-2012
Replies: 58
Views: 17,269
Posted By varjag
I use a think Nikon neckstrap, but's always used...

I use a think Nikon neckstrap, but's always used either as a wrist strap or a shoulder strap, if that makes sense.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 06-15-2012
Replies: 60
Views: 8,217
Posted By varjag
Who is John Mayer?

Who is John Mayer?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-14-2012
Replies: 158
Views: 89,786
Posted By varjag
So far only...

So far only 7.

http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6200/6036032550_a3be5ee667_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/varjagg/6036032550/)
Borisov (http://www.flickr.com/photos/varjagg/6036032550/) by varjagg...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-11-2012
Replies: 47
Views: 6,967
Posted By varjag
The aperture actuator/detent ball holder part is...

The aperture actuator/detent ball holder part is small but irregular in shape, much cheaper to cast than to pay machinist time.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-11-2012
Replies: 47
Views: 6,967
Posted By varjag
Can't say with certainty but I doubt it. It's...

Can't say with certainty but I doubt it. It's more likely that Solms specimen are simply newer and thus less prone to developing problems yet.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-10-2012
Replies: 47
Views: 6,967
Posted By varjag
I beg you pardon..?

I beg you pardon..?
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