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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-01-2017
Replies: 245
Views: 28,575
Posted By unixrevolution
How on earth do you figure an alpinist is a...

How on earth do you figure an alpinist is a Submariner homage? i mean, granted, they both have hands and a date window and go on the wrist, but the case shape, bezel, dial, numerals, indicies, date...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-13-2017
Replies: 203
Views: 17,696
Posted By unixrevolution
I understand making film is a complicated...

I understand making film is a complicated undertaking, but forgive me for thinking they'd have had it all written down somewhere.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-25-2017
Replies: 32
Views: 1,523
Posted By unixrevolution
This is because many people only want them to...

This is because many people only want them to display in their studio.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-23-2017
Replies: 167
Views: 28,774
Posted By unixrevolution
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Forum: Photography General Interest 08-13-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1,081
Posted By unixrevolution
Fantastic article. thanks for sharing!

Fantastic article. thanks for sharing!
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 07-31-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 1,296
Posted By unixrevolution
This one showed up after a quick search: ...

This one showed up after a quick search: ...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-27-2017
Replies: 8,894
Views: 867,891
Posted By unixrevolution
Great find! Just proves you have to look around...

Great find! Just proves you have to look around to find the good deals. Enjoy :)
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 07-20-2017
Replies: 42
Views: 2,948
Posted By unixrevolution
Combination of found objects. But the ones I...

Combination of found objects.

But the ones I actually end up buying for when I need one are the Op/tech USA Neoprene straps. They have the grip when I need it, the glide when I need it, they're...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 07-20-2017
Replies: 247
Views: 19,651
Posted By unixrevolution
If you want the stuff you buy to be sellable for...

If you want the stuff you buy to be sellable for the same money you paid for it, digital cameras are not for you.

In fact, cameras in general are probably not for you.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-10-2017
Replies: 411
Views: 16,473
Posted By unixrevolution
Digital is, in every measureable, testable way,...

Digital is, in every measureable, testable way, technically superior to film.

But photographs are technically superior to painting, people still paint.

I like the look of a film image. I like the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-06-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 1,044
Posted By unixrevolution
I would ask if he minds meeting at a police...

I would ask if he minds meeting at a police station. Local police in most parts of the country are happy to host CL transactions. See if your local police are the same way.

It could be totally...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-05-2017
Replies: 62
Views: 3,361
Posted By unixrevolution
I bought a 400mm f/5.6 lens at a thrift store. ...

I bought a 400mm f/5.6 lens at a thrift store. It turned out to be Konica AR and so I bought a body to try it with.

The body wouldn't focus to infinity so I bought another body...

Then I decided...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-29-2017
Replies: 245
Views: 28,575
Posted By unixrevolution
That is just the coolest thing ever. thanks for...

That is just the coolest thing ever. thanks for sharing!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-29-2017
Replies: 245
Views: 28,575
Posted By unixrevolution
I would love, to see, and hear, a lot more about...

I would love, to see, and hear, a lot more about this. I would love to learn how to make watches, myself.
Forum: Nikon RF 06-27-2017
Replies: 36
Views: 2,247
Posted By unixrevolution
The most expensive lens I've ever purchased cost...

The most expensive lens I've ever purchased cost me $400. These are not cheap. But the OP can bloo-hoo-hoo all he wants about them coming down in price.

How awful it must be to think that a mere...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-26-2017
Replies: 245
Views: 28,575
Posted By unixrevolution
Beautiful! I love alarm watches, even though...

Beautiful! I love alarm watches, even though none of mine are the mechanical type like your Jaeger LeCoultre. I'd love to see the display back.

I picked this up yesterday, it's a Swiss-made (ETA...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-21-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1,229
Posted By unixrevolution
This is silly. Leicas are serious business. ...

This is silly. Leicas are serious business.

No, I'm just kidding. I love it :) And even if the style isn't your thing, it is VERY Well executed.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-20-2017
Replies: 107
Views: 3,513
Posted By unixrevolution
If you want an aperture priority SLR with...

If you want an aperture priority SLR with electronic shutter for super accurate exposures, I can't reccomend anything other than a Pentax LX.

Off-the-film-plane metering wins.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-19-2017
Replies: 130
Views: 5,968
Posted By unixrevolution
My Leica M2 came to me from a co-worker who got...

My Leica M2 came to me from a co-worker who got it as a gift in the sixties. It sat unused for decades before he let me have it. When I asked what he wanted for it, he said, "Just keep it." But I...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 06-07-2017
Replies: 75
Views: 10,217
Posted By unixrevolution
Lovely photo! I have to ask, do the...

Lovely photo! I have to ask, do the automatic-shutter Bessas have the same issue? I've been rolling the idea of a R*A around in my head as a compliment to the M2, and if the cold weather is this...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-03-2017
Replies: 259
Views: 35,891
Posted By unixrevolution
I agree, the slides are gorgeous! i had a 645 as...

I agree, the slides are gorgeous! i had a 645 as well, but sold it because i got the 6x7. :D

The 645s fast operation made it the best machine for eating film ive ever had!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-28-2017
Replies: 1,673
Views: 427,000
Posted By unixrevolution
I love mine as well. it's a most excellent tool.

I love mine as well. it's a most excellent tool.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-27-2017
Replies: 1,673
Views: 427,000
Posted By unixrevolution
Marvelous work! You made the 6x7 sing for you :)

Marvelous work! You made the 6x7 sing for you :)
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-25-2017
Replies: 8,894
Views: 867,891
Posted By unixrevolution
Even the meter works? That's usually broken on...

Even the meter works? That's usually broken on these guys.
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 05-24-2017
Replies: 59
Views: 6,984
Posted By unixrevolution
That sounds super convenient, awesome and fun,...

That sounds super convenient, awesome and fun, and despite my personal feelings of preferring a "pure" film experience I can see that being really nifty!
Forum: Large Format Film RF 05-24-2017
Replies: 119
Views: 7,097
Posted By unixrevolution
Seeing them in person and using them may be...

Seeing them in person and using them may be different from just pictures. But don't let us push you into thinking you need to "like" something. After all, the looks of the camera don't matter so...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 05-24-2017
Replies: 119
Views: 7,097
Posted By unixrevolution
The Intrepid is certainly not a bad looking...

The Intrepid is certainly not a bad looking camera, but there is something classic about brass and wood that I love. "Corny" maybe, but we all like what we like!

As far as developing, I have a...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 05-24-2017
Replies: 119
Views: 7,097
Posted By unixrevolution
If it's the Tachihara 4x5 I'm thinking...

If it's the Tachihara 4x5 I'm thinking of:

http://www.kenrockwell.com/tech/images/tachihara_4495.jpg

And you say you don't like how it looks, then I think we have very different opinions of what...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-23-2017
Replies: 259
Views: 35,891
Posted By unixrevolution
Amazing deal, and Im glad to see a user rather...

Amazing deal, and Im glad to see a user rather than a "collector" got it :-D

The MX is just about perfect, I think. I have used OMs before, and find the MX to be superior in almost all regards. its...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-18-2017
Replies: 63
Views: 3,134
Posted By unixrevolution
I have recently dropped my Retina IIa, but got a...

I have recently dropped my Retina IIa, but got a replacement while that one makes the long, slow trip to NZ.

I have also dropped my M2. :( IT was in a soft bag, but it screwed the rangefinder...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-18-2017
Replies: 63
Views: 3,134
Posted By unixrevolution
Quite the story. You did a good job cleaning it...

Quite the story. You did a good job cleaning it up, and it IS a tough little camera.

This, though, is just one of the many reasons I never sit *anything* on top of a car.
Forum: RFF Polls 05-15-2017
Replies: 149
Views: 13,388
Posted By unixrevolution
The last six months have been cold and wet, so...

The last six months have been cold and wet, so mostly digitals and the occasional medium format or 35mm film camera.

Summer's coming, time for the 4x5 :D
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 05-12-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 1,697
Posted By unixrevolution
I wouldn't send it anywhere but Retina Rescue,...

I wouldn't send it anywhere but Retina Rescue, personally. I have a IIa bound for him myself.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-02-2017
Replies: 89
Views: 8,066
Posted By unixrevolution
The Retina I and Retina IIa are both dynamite...

The Retina I and Retina IIa are both dynamite cameras for their tny size. The IIa especially, it's amazing.

The Olympus XA is nothing short of miraculous, when it works right. :P

I've never tried...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-29-2017
Replies: 8,894
Views: 867,891
Posted By unixrevolution
Super Takumar or SMC? The SMCs have a lug to...

Super Takumar or SMC? The SMCs have a lug to allow open-aperture metering and AE on cameras like the ES II.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-28-2017
Replies: 8,894
Views: 867,891
Posted By unixrevolution
I would very much appreciate that :)

I would very much appreciate that :)
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-28-2017
Replies: 8,894
Views: 867,891
Posted By unixrevolution
Where do I get one of these?

Where do I get one of these?
Forum: Sony RX Series 04-27-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 1,644
Posted By unixrevolution
No stupid questions! The battery is not fully...

No stupid questions!

The battery is not fully charged, but it's adequate and it's certainly had less in it. I did try the battery out for a couple hours, but the situation hadn't changed when I...
Forum: Sony RX Series 04-27-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 1,644
Posted By unixrevolution
I at least know where *not* to send it.

I at least know where *not* to send it.
Forum: Yashica RF 04-27-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 831
Posted By unixrevolution
This is why I reccomended the repair method...

This is why I reccomended the repair method described above. The ASA dial AFAIK does not do full rotations. So rotate it to one of the extents (25 or 1000) until it stops, then index the dial to...
Forum: Sony RX Series 04-27-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 1,644
Posted By unixrevolution
Shorter, but wider at the wide end. 24-70 equiv....

Shorter, but wider at the wide end. 24-70 equiv. rather than 28-100. And the lens is brighter at the long end. 2.8 instead of 4.9.
Forum: Sony RX Series 04-27-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 1,644
Posted By unixrevolution
Unhappy RX100 Dead - Repair places?

This morning while trying to take a photo, I powered on my Rx100 and got greeted with a multi-colored static screen, and powering off didn't retract the lens. No error message.

Does anyone have a...
Forum: Yashica RF 04-27-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 831
Posted By unixrevolution
It sounds to me like the problem here is that the...

It sounds to me like the problem here is that the numbers inside the red dial are rotating!

The disk with the numbers should be static, and the red tick on the outer ring should indicate the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-24-2017
Replies: 24
Views: 4,436
Posted By unixrevolution
I googled "Canon FD 50mm lens comparison" and got...

I googled "Canon FD 50mm lens comparison" and got this:

http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography/companies/canon/fdresources/fdlenses/50mm.htm
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-23-2017
Replies: 8,894
Views: 867,891
Posted By unixrevolution
For what it's worth I wouldn't have been able to...

For what it's worth I wouldn't have been able to resist either.

Yesterday, I went to Dominion Camera for their customer appreciation day. I got three nice used bags, some negative preservers, a...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 04-19-2017
Replies: 59
Views: 6,984
Posted By unixrevolution
This is cute, but I am still waiting for the...

This is cute, but I am still waiting for the direct square format film camera.

Or I'll just keep using my SX70.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-19-2017
Replies: 245
Views: 28,575
Posted By unixrevolution
https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3727/33646400440_457...

https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3727/33646400440_4576ac9f6f_b.jpg

Vintage Waltham 17j Jump-hour automatic. I love it :) It was a mess, but a new strap and a spa day at my jewelers' fixed it.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-06-2017
Replies: 8,894
Views: 867,891
Posted By unixrevolution
I don't know if it'll ever end, but it will taper...

I don't know if it'll ever end, but it will taper off sharply at some point.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-03-2017
Replies: 41
Views: 2,106
Posted By unixrevolution
Distilled water is so absurdly cheap compared to...

Distilled water is so absurdly cheap compared to the cost of other chemicals, the cost of film, and the opportunity cost of going to take the photos, that I can't see cheaping out on this step if...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-31-2017
Replies: 245
Views: 28,575
Posted By unixrevolution
https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/571/33372561990_bcc7...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/571/33372561990_bcc78bc68d_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/SR26ZQ)20170331_114741 (https://flic.kr/p/SR26ZQ) by Erik (https://www.flickr.com/photos/unixrevolution/), on Flickr
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-31-2017
Replies: 245
Views: 28,575
Posted By unixrevolution
Quite nice! Very bright. I thought I'd already...

Quite nice! Very bright. I thought I'd already added a splash of color with my watches, but that's definitely eye-catching.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-27-2017
Replies: 245
Views: 28,575
Posted By unixrevolution
https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2931/32791810383_911...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2931/32791810383_911680b409_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/RXGAM6)20170302_144657 (https://flic.kr/p/RXGAM6) by unixrevolution (https://www.flickr.com/photos/unixrevolution/),...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-27-2017
Replies: 245
Views: 28,575
Posted By unixrevolution
And now, the...

And now, the riff-raff!

https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3952/33565096766_686a1830c1_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/T92TSW)20170228_212519 (https://flic.kr/p/T92TSW) by unixrevolution...
Forum: RFF News 03-07-2017
Replies: 59
Views: 9,215
Posted By unixrevolution
It can be, but the expense and framerate are...

It can be, but the expense and framerate are pretty terrible :D
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-07-2017
Replies: 65
Views: 5,997
Posted By unixrevolution
Considering that Nikon pronounces its own name...

Considering that Nikon pronounces its own name "Nigh-Kon" in US advertising, US consumers can't be entirely blamed.
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 02-15-2017
Replies: 162
Views: 20,848
Posted By unixrevolution
Oldsmobile, Pontiac, Saturn, Hummer, and Saab.

Oldsmobile, Pontiac, Saturn, Hummer, and Saab.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-07-2017
Replies: 123
Views: 8,230
Posted By unixrevolution
My almost absurdly tiny Manfrotto shoulder bag...

My almost absurdly tiny Manfrotto shoulder bag currently contains my M2 with Collapsible 50/2 Summitar, 35mm f/2.5 Color Skopar and 85mm f/2 Serenar, all on LTM adapters, plus 4 rolls of film (Color...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-03-2017
Replies: 63
Views: 3,134
Posted By unixrevolution
What have you just DROPPED?

I figure we need a place to vent about the accidents I know we all have sometimes.

This is where you tell us what you just dropped, broke, misplaced, or lost. It can be your fault, a friend, family...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-03-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 1,647
Posted By unixrevolution
Technological restrictions are only a problem if...

Technological restrictions are only a problem if they stop you from doing what you want to do.

I like to shoot in very dark environments. Fast lenses help, but I usually end up pushing film in to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-02-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 2,182
Posted By unixrevolution
We all have an ideal setup in our heads, but...

We all have an ideal setup in our heads, but really, we will never get there.

Once you are content, you'll find a way to improve it.

It can ALWAYS be improved.

I am in the midst of distilling my...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-01-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 635
Posted By unixrevolution
My K-5 doesn't have any focus problems. Then...

My K-5 doesn't have any focus problems. Then again, it's the best SLR I've tried so I don't know what focus problems look like :D

In my experience the standard K-5 is great for manual focus...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-23-2017
Replies: 167
Views: 28,774
Posted By unixrevolution
When taking into account not just surface area,...

When taking into account not just surface area, but time, effort, development, and all the rest, I'd say four sheets is just about the perfect "Equivalence" to a roll of 35mm 36 exp.

Thanks, Chris...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-23-2017
Replies: 8,894
Views: 867,891
Posted By unixrevolution
This lens is on my short list. Let me know what...

This lens is on my short list. Let me know what you think!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-23-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 1,630
Posted By unixrevolution
My K10D was amazing in the right light, but I...

My K10D was amazing in the right light, but I like to shoot in the dark so it was frustrating me. I got a chance to trade it straight-up for a Graflex so I did :D
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 01-23-2017
Replies: 127
Views: 12,160
Posted By unixrevolution
I don't have any direct experience with any...

I don't have any direct experience with any digital Leica, but just from hanging around here, I can't possibly reccomend one unless nothing else will do what you want.

I'd say put the money for an...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-20-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 1,630
Posted By unixrevolution
Technology marches on, and Pentax are really,...

Technology marches on, and Pentax are really, really good at making compact, but powerful camera bodies. I love my K-5 and won't unhand it until I get a K-1.

The K-S* cameras aren't cheap enough to...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-19-2017
Replies: 167
Views: 28,774
Posted By unixrevolution
I voted 10+ per month. That's an average. I"m...

I voted 10+ per month. That's an average. I"m sure some months I shoot many more, and some many less.

How many sheets of 4x5 count as a "roll"?
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-19-2017
Replies: 8,894
Views: 867,891
Posted By unixrevolution
I got a Pentax 645 cheap from a pawn shop for...

I got a Pentax 645 cheap from a pawn shop for this very reason :)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-18-2017
Replies: 167
Views: 14,750
Posted By unixrevolution
I just got a bottle of Kodafix.

I just got a bottle of Kodafix.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-17-2017
Replies: 8,894
Views: 867,891
Posted By unixrevolution
I have seriously gotta get one of those!

I have seriously gotta get one of those!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-17-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 1,696
Posted By unixrevolution
I mix XTOL in a 5 gallon bucket in my kitchen and...

I mix XTOL in a 5 gallon bucket in my kitchen and store in an Air-Evac bottle. I also try to use as much as I can, as quickly as I can, and I dilute 1:1 or 1:2 or 1:3 (depending on application) and...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-11-2017
Replies: 29
Views: 2,870
Posted By unixrevolution
Replies :) I have snipped the original quotes to...

Replies :) I have snipped the original quotes to keep my post short. Of course, you can click the quotes to see the full originals.



Thanks for the advice, especially the felt. And the newer...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-11-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 1,501
Posted By unixrevolution
It's likely not about wether the camera's still...

It's likely not about wether the camera's still usable. It's about false advertising.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-10-2017
Replies: 58
Views: 3,678
Posted By unixrevolution
I am working on distilling my gear into something...

I am working on distilling my gear into something smaller, and more potent. I want to go from a bunch of OK things to a few awesome things.

To wit:

RF Kit: Currently Leica M2, Bessa R2,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-10-2017
Replies: 8,894
Views: 867,891
Posted By unixrevolution
I've been a Bad Erik lately. SMC-Pentax 300mm...

I've been a Bad Erik lately.

SMC-Pentax 300mm f/4 for Pentax 67
Fujinon 210 f/5.6 for 8x10 :D

Seiko watch with glowing face, and a 4TB hard disk.

And after I bought all that, I was driving home...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-10-2017
Replies: 1,673
Views: 427,000
Posted By unixrevolution
Some amazing images! You all are making the 6x7...

Some amazing images! You all are making the 6x7 look GOOD!

Hopefully soon I can join in :)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-10-2017
Replies: 23
Views: 3,518
Posted By unixrevolution
That little guy is awesome! Really makes nice...

That little guy is awesome! Really makes nice images.

I'd run out and buy one, but the Retina IIa is my go-to itty-bitty, sharp, perfect pocket rangefinder. At least until I find another XA again...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-10-2017
Replies: 82
Views: 4,533
Posted By unixrevolution
And I'd take 8 more years of Obama in exchange...

And I'd take 8 more years of Obama in exchange for a week of Trump.


Concerning film and things I actually want to discuss, a Kodachrome-like E-6 film would be great. But the K-14 process was to...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 01-10-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 838
Posted By unixrevolution
Black to black, I'm assuming?

Black to black, I'm assuming?
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 01-10-2017
Replies: 354
Sticky: RIP Tom A
Views: 51,114
Posted By unixrevolution
I am so sad to see such a wonderful member of the...

I am so sad to see such a wonderful member of the community passing. It's very sad, and I hope the best for his family during this time.

Rapidwinder is going to continue, it seems, so if you want...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 01-09-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 7,643
Posted By unixrevolution
This is good news. i got a large and a small...

This is good news. i got a large and a small softie recently and love them. the large one lives on my M2.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-07-2017
Replies: 203
Views: 17,696
Posted By unixrevolution
Kodak knows what their own demand looks like, im...

Kodak knows what their own demand looks like, im sure. and Kodachrome was a different process, so thats prohibitive. at the time it was discontinued there was only one lab in the world developing...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-06-2017
Replies: 128
Views: 8,480
Posted By unixrevolution
And come to think of it, the sound of the shutter...

And come to think of it, the sound of the shutter and film advance on a Pentax PZ-1 is very pleasing. It's the textbook "Camera shutter" sound, as in, I think it's the model used for the sounds...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-06-2017
Replies: 203
Views: 17,696
Posted By unixrevolution
I have one of the lesser well known Slide...

I have one of the lesser well known Slide projectors that use cubes. VERY compact, and I love it. I'd take it over a carousel projector anyday.



The hilarious part is that this is Ektachrome 64. ...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-06-2017
Replies: 128
Views: 8,480
Posted By unixrevolution
If we can't be geeks about our equipment here at...

If we can't be geeks about our equipment here at RFF, where can we?

There are a ton of things I can like about a camera, car, watch, computer, etc that have no impact on how well they perform their...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-05-2017
Replies: 203
Views: 17,696
Posted By unixrevolution
I heard it cries during weddings.

I heard it cries during weddings.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-05-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 600
Posted By unixrevolution
Some zoom lenses dispense with DoF scales because...

Some zoom lenses dispense with DoF scales because estimating DoF for the zoom range is difficult, as opposed to a prime with a single scale. The Infrared marks are much easier to mark and...
Forum: Other RF 01-05-2017
Replies: 87
Views: 6,954
Posted By unixrevolution
Mine is a plain ol' 620 Medalist, and though...

Mine is a plain ol' 620 Medalist, and though respooling isn't hard, it does make spontaneously tossing a roll in the camera difficult. If I had it to do over again I'd get the feed side converted.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-05-2017
Replies: 29
Views: 2,870
Posted By unixrevolution
Learning Camera Repair

Hey all,

I am a DIY Computer fix-it, a DIY car mechanic, and a self-taught photographer. Seeing the general decline in the people who can fix our cherished film cameras, I was wondering how hard it...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-02-2017
Replies: 23
Views: 3,066
Posted By unixrevolution
Results look pretty good! I'd love to see more :D

Results look pretty good! I'd love to see more :D
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-30-2016
Replies: 49
Views: 6,183
Posted By unixrevolution
Or you can get the Color Skopar 2.5 brand new in...

Or you can get the Color Skopar 2.5 brand new in m-mount for less than a quarter of that.

It's sharp, distortion free, no focus shift. I love mine.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-30-2016
Replies: 49
Views: 6,183
Posted By unixrevolution
My 35 Color Skopar is a fine 35mm lens. very...

My 35 Color Skopar is a fine 35mm lens. very sharp and extremely compact. lately though ive been feeling the need for more speed and want the CV 35 1.4.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 12-22-2016
Replies: 52
Views: 4,148
Posted By unixrevolution
I always thought that Sony and Zeiss could team...

I always thought that Sony and Zeiss could team up on a digital version of the ZM with great performance, relatively low cost, and a selection of damn fine M lenses. With that combo they could...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 12-22-2016
Replies: 62
Views: 6,025
Posted By unixrevolution
Joe, We all get blue and disaffected,...

Joe,

We all get blue and disaffected, disillusioned or even disgusted with the things we love once in a while.

This too shall pass.

One day, you'll wake up and realize you want to take photos...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-22-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 811
Posted By unixrevolution
Chiming in here, I've badly blown Ektar shots...

Chiming in here, I've badly blown Ektar shots before and they come out okay. A half-stop? You're well in the clear, you probably won't even notice.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-21-2016
Replies: 54
Views: 3,918
Posted By unixrevolution
Here in backwards, anachronistic America, I can...

Here in backwards, anachronistic America, I can put my cardboard and other recyclables in a huge bin the County gives us. They pick it up from the curb, and it all gets recycled. No charge, except...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-20-2016
Replies: 259
Views: 35,891
Posted By unixrevolution
As a fellow 6x7 user with the same trio of...

As a fellow 6x7 user with the same trio of lenses, I completely agree. THey are truly wonderful and produce some amazing images.

I think of mine as a portable, handholdable version of an 8x10. ...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-20-2016
Replies: 19
Views: 1,797
Posted By unixrevolution
Good luck in your search! I'm a happy M2 owner,...

Good luck in your search! I'm a happy M2 owner, but I likely wouldn't own one at all if this hadn't fallen in my lap. The second owner basically gave it to me, after it sat in the closet for 40...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 12-20-2016
Replies: 39
Views: 2,975
Posted By unixrevolution
I will be giving all of my op-tech straps...

I will be giving all of my op-tech straps sidelong glances now, but I"ve never had one break.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-20-2016
Replies: 259
Views: 35,891
Posted By unixrevolution
My introduction to cameras was via my Dad's...

My introduction to cameras was via my Dad's Pentax Me SUper, which I still have.

I got into a K1000 in 2009, and it's grown from there. I have had a large number of Pentax cameras and lenses.

I...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 12-20-2016
Replies: 30
Views: 3,168
Posted By unixrevolution
The Pentax delivers the goods as always ;) I...

The Pentax delivers the goods as always ;)

I would love an RF coupled 50/1.4 or 50/1.2 Pentax lens. Raid, can we trouble you for a look at the lens itself? The results are lovely (though I know...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-19-2016
Replies: 2,699
Views: 793,113
Posted By unixrevolution
The Mamiya RB SLRs have a similar sequence with a...

The Mamiya RB SLRs have a similar sequence with a baffle and what not, but no auto-return mirror.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-15-2016
Replies: 7,440
Views: 3,790,217
Posted By unixrevolution
https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/465/30824856813_9998...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/465/30824856813_999814d7c2_b.jpg

Shooting a gathering of family and friends. I can't wait to see how this combo does :D
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-15-2016
Replies: 75
Views: 5,064
Posted By unixrevolution
Would a 400-speed with a 1-stop ND not give the...

Would a 400-speed with a 1-stop ND not give the same results?
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 12-15-2016
Replies: 111
Views: 7,574
Posted By unixrevolution
Why not just have done with it and ban...

Why not just have done with it and ban automobiles? That's what a national 12mph speed limit would be trying to do.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-12-2016
Replies: 8,894
Views: 867,891
Posted By unixrevolution
I have a Leica, Singular. An M2 that's just...

I have a Leica, Singular. An M2 that's just perfect now that its back from Mr. Youxin Ye, and a CLA'd Summitar to go with it. More likely, the Canon would replace my poor Bessa R2 as my backup to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-09-2016
Replies: 8,894
Views: 867,891
Posted By unixrevolution
Ive wanted to try a P But never pulled the...

Ive wanted to try a P But never pulled the trigger on one.



Sounds like a great deal :)
Forum: Large Format Film RF 12-05-2016
Replies: 20
Views: 3,444
Posted By unixrevolution
I have a 3x4 graflex that's been adapted for 4x5....

I have a 3x4 graflex that's been adapted for 4x5. It shoots a 4x4 1/4 negative on 4x5. I've had the polaroid back in it too, it's a fantastic tool for portraits.

I hear Frank Marshman does Graflex...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-05-2016
Replies: 23
Views: 1,472
Posted By unixrevolution
Always label everything. The very first thing I...

Always label everything. The very first thing I did with my 600ml graduates was label them.

And of course you're a bonehead. Skulls are required standard equipment.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-05-2016
Replies: 8,894
Views: 867,891
Posted By unixrevolution
A sample-pak of 35mm fast films including the...

A sample-pak of 35mm fast films including the apparently ressurected Fuji 1600 color, and some chemistry, from Freestyle.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-05-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 1,373
Posted By unixrevolution
I was going to say...film has a different...

I was going to say...film has a different reflectivity than the pressure plate. As an LX owner I know that the auto speeds are not accurate without film loaded.
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 12-03-2016
Replies: 52
Views: 11,273
Posted By unixrevolution
The Lomo Bel Air has an instant back with a hand...

The Lomo Bel Air has an instant back with a hand crank.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-02-2016
Replies: 71
Views: 5,682
Posted By unixrevolution
I've been lucky in that i haven't run into this...

I've been lucky in that i haven't run into this yet. But my next auctions will go up with no international shipping options whatsoever.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-01-2016
Replies: 113
Views: 7,524
Posted By unixrevolution
Good pictures can be taken with almost anything. ...

Good pictures can be taken with almost anything. Certain effects are only achievable with certain gear.

Most good photographers can take good pictures with smartphones and cheap cameras. But...
Forum: Other RF 11-29-2016
Replies: 87
Views: 6,954
Posted By unixrevolution
https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8613/27947895343_942...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8613/27947895343_942ccc2255_b.jpg

Kodak Medalist, 1946 version (Same one as in my avatar.) A lovely camera. In the lens-mug, my own cold brew :)
Forum: Off Topic 11-28-2016
Replies: 26
Views: 2,157
Posted By unixrevolution
It was made in an EZ-Bake Oven. :)

It was made in an EZ-Bake Oven. :)
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 11-25-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 5,011
Posted By unixrevolution
This is likely to prove useful. i know if I was...

This is likely to prove useful. i know if I was going to get an A7, i would consider this an essential mod.

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1392833
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-22-2016
Replies: 21
Views: 1,197
Posted By unixrevolution
I would definitely at least get the quote. I...

I would definitely at least get the quote.

I know it'll probably be a much more valuable kit fixed than moldy. Much easier to sell, as well, and that's most of the battle for me. People don't buy...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-22-2016
Replies: 8,894
Views: 867,891
Posted By unixrevolution
That's a very delicious combo!

That's a very delicious combo!
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 11-21-2016
Replies: 42
Views: 3,412
Posted By unixrevolution
It's an extremely useful photo!

It's an extremely useful photo!
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-21-2016
Replies: 45
Views: 2,884
Posted By unixrevolution
I have a Gundlach Korona 8x10 camera, which seems...

I have a Gundlach Korona 8x10 camera, which seems to be from all the info I can gather made in the ninteen-teens. I also have an Autographic Brownie No. 2 which I believe I determined is a 1917...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-18-2016
Replies: 54
Views: 4,115
Posted By unixrevolution
Tools of the Devil? Really? People interacting...

Tools of the Devil? Really? People interacting with other people on the internet is somehow inherently evil?

Why are you on an internet forum?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-18-2016
Replies: 90
Views: 5,146
Posted By unixrevolution
I always carry my Galaxy S5 with its excellent...

I always carry my Galaxy S5 with its excellent in-built camera, and my Sony RX100 (Mk 1) in my pocket. Those are with me anywhere I"m not legally forbidden from having them.

I also try to carry at...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-17-2016
Replies: 1,673
Views: 427,000
Posted By unixrevolution
You get what works for you. I just know I'm a...

You get what works for you. I just know I'm a wide-angle guy and the wider the better :D

I hope you've been good this year, and that Santa doesn't break anything trying to deliver your 6x7 (like...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-16-2016
Replies: 62
Views: 4,495
Posted By unixrevolution
I don't have a place to display a lot of art, but...

I don't have a place to display a lot of art, but I have made a decision since long ago that if I want decor, I will buy it from an artist I have met, or at least talked to, rather than the store. I...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-16-2016
Replies: 2,699
Views: 793,113
Posted By unixrevolution
Great bargain, and a wonderful shooter. The...

Great bargain, and a wonderful shooter. The 28/50/135 combo is underrated. And those CPC 28's are pretty good.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-16-2016
Replies: 1,673
Views: 427,000
Posted By unixrevolution
I have the 45 rather than the 55, but otherwise,...

I have the 45 rather than the 55, but otherwise, that's my setup. I think the 45/105/165 combo is the perfect three-lenser for the 6x7.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 11-16-2016
Replies: 42
Views: 3,412
Posted By unixrevolution
My pick for a budget medium format camera is the...

My pick for a budget medium format camera is the venerable Yashica TLR series. I have had a 635 (which I still own) and a 124G (Which I traded) and both are superb. Not super fast or sexy, but...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 11-16-2016
Replies: 23
Views: 3,066
Posted By unixrevolution
Why did you decide on the Flexaret instead of the...

Why did you decide on the Flexaret instead of the much more prevalent Yashicas?
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-15-2016
Replies: 105
Views: 7,113
Posted By unixrevolution
I can totally respect that reasoning, and though...

I can totally respect that reasoning, and though i prefer the MX, the OM-1 is still brilliant. but the LEDs are part of why i like the MX more than the Olympus. The OM match-needle meter is much...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-15-2016
Replies: 29
Views: 1,517
Posted By unixrevolution
I've been debating the same thing. My Summitar...

I've been debating the same thing. My Summitar and Jupiter 8 are great, but I really want a fast 50 and have been considering a CV 50 Nokton 1.1, 1.5, and the Summilux. The Canon 50/1.4 is also a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-15-2016
Replies: 105
Views: 7,113
Posted By unixrevolution
Of course, no SLR is ever going to be an M, nor...

Of course, no SLR is ever going to be an M, nor is the reverse true. They were asking for a "user experience" standpoint.

It's like threads asking which 35 renders like a certain 50. None of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-15-2016
Replies: 105
Views: 7,113
Posted By unixrevolution
I disagree. The F-1 is FAR too big and heavy. I...

I disagree. The F-1 is FAR too big and heavy.

I stick by my choice of the MX. As others have pointed out, it was designed to compete with the OMs, and I think it's a better camera. OM, slightly...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-15-2016
Replies: 2
Views: 748
Posted By unixrevolution
To Quote Mr. Data... It is....it is....it is...

To Quote Mr. Data...

It is....it is....it is green.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-15-2016
Replies: 105
Views: 7,113
Posted By unixrevolution
+1. I get the same "vibe" from my MX as I do...

+1. I get the same "vibe" from my MX as I do from my Leica M, just as an SLR :) I believe the MX to be the finest all-mechanical 35mm SLR of all time. Others are, of course, free to disagree, but...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-14-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 1,140
Posted By unixrevolution
I just had 39 color 35mm, 20 or so color 120,...

I just had 39 color 35mm, 20 or so color 120, and5BW developed at a lab for $400+.

I have some color sheets to get done too. and the rest of my BW. when you look ay the pile right before i sent...
Forum: Digital Compacts 11-14-2016
Replies: 61
Views: 5,218
Posted By unixrevolution
Fair point, but I don't think a camera needs to...

Fair point, but I don't think a camera needs to be a "luxury" camera to be full frame.

I'm waiting for the pocketable full frame digital compact. We took full frame for granted in the film days,...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 11-14-2016
Replies: 1,179
Views: 447,775
Posted By unixrevolution
That hood is just a little insane! I have been...

That hood is just a little insane!

I have been thinking about getting a wide for the TLR since I bought my C330.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-14-2016
Replies: 5,575
Views: 957,638
Posted By unixrevolution
It is both the aesthetic pleasure of a camera and...

It is both the aesthetic pleasure of a camera and coffee together, especially a particularly pretty camera and a well prepared cup of coffee. It's also the feeling I get looking at a camera sitting...
Forum: Digital Compacts 11-14-2016
Replies: 61
Views: 5,218
Posted By unixrevolution
So, Premium...

So, Premium camera:

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ce/camera/sony/rx100/topproductSmRX100-1._V320277753_.jpg

"Luxury"...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-12-2016
Replies: 71
Views: 5,052
Posted By unixrevolution
Thank you for coming to explain your perpective,...

Thank you for coming to explain your perpective, and I find it to be completely valid. I have to admit, I didn't so much as try to find your ad before I left my comments above, which I do believe to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-11-2016
Replies: 8,894
Views: 867,891
Posted By unixrevolution
Very nice. SX-70s are magical. I need to reskin...

Very nice. SX-70s are magical. I need to reskin my Sonar SX-70.
Forum: RFF Polls 11-11-2016
Replies: 70
Views: 11,812
Posted By unixrevolution
That's quite a bit off the mark, but a fine...

That's quite a bit off the mark, but a fine setup.

I would consider dumping the 55 for the superb and inexpensive 8-element Super-Takumar or SMC-Takumar 50mm f/1.4, if you really aren't happy with...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-11-2016
Replies: 2,699
Views: 793,113
Posted By unixrevolution
The problem with the S2's is that the foam rots...

The problem with the S2's is that the foam rots and the screen moves, so the focus point apparent and focus point actual differ. The distance scale will work, but the image will tell you something...
Forum: Digital Compacts 11-11-2016
Replies: 61
Views: 5,218
Posted By unixrevolution
So luxury = needlessly expensive. Got it.

So luxury = needlessly expensive.

Got it.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 11-11-2016
Replies: 21
Views: 3,684
Posted By unixrevolution
My suggestion would be, if the size is...

My suggestion would be, if the size is super-important, one of the Sony RX100s would fit the bill. I adore mine, and the lens is superb at all focal lengths. They shoot in the dark wonderfully and...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-10-2016
Replies: 107
Views: 8,623
Posted By unixrevolution
Nothing that still does its intended job well is...

Nothing that still does its intended job well is ever obsolete.

I have been upgrading, but i love shooting in very low light, so recent advances in sensor tech are helpful to me. My oldest digital...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-10-2016
Replies: 71
Views: 5,052
Posted By unixrevolution
At least he has pictures so you can see that it's...

At least he has pictures so you can see that it's beat up.

Do the mods have guidelines for condition? Someone should call him out on it.

Makes me wonder about other problems, like, for example,...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-10-2016
Replies: 5,575
Views: 957,638
Posted By unixrevolution
https://c4.staticflickr.com/6/5499/30159288643_5e2...

https://c4.staticflickr.com/6/5499/30159288643_5e2cf80836_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/MX5eMe)Retina IIa, Cafe Breve (https://flic.kr/p/MX5eMe) by Erik (https://www.flickr.com/photos/unixrevolution/), on...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-10-2016
Replies: 2,699
Views: 793,113
Posted By unixrevolution
That is a definite! So since you have an S2a,...

That is a definite!

So since you have an S2a, did you have to replace your viewfinder foam? I did the Moleskin routine with mine, but I haven't developed my test roll yet to see how good the focus...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-10-2016
Replies: 8,894
Views: 867,891
Posted By unixrevolution
Color or BW pictures?

Color or BW pictures?
Forum: RFF Polls 11-10-2016
Replies: 70
Views: 11,812
Posted By unixrevolution
I don't have personal experience or a horse in...

I don't have personal experience or a horse in this race, but I chose the F3. The G is great and the lenses are supposedly amazing, but I think the F3 would be what I go for for the reliability...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-10-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 844
Posted By unixrevolution
I prefer to shoot my LX in low light with the...

I prefer to shoot my LX in low light with the winder and grip. The winder both adds damping mass, and makes the shutter button MUCH lighter.

The grip can't be understated either. Having a firm...
Forum: Nikon RF 11-09-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 1,422
Posted By unixrevolution
I can understand your reasoning, and realize that...

I can understand your reasoning, and realize that both systems will be expensive. However, I am bonded to my Leica, especially as I got it from someone I know. As far as burning through a bank...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-09-2016
Replies: 8,894
Views: 867,891
Posted By unixrevolution
Hopefully the display is only off, not "Killed." ...

Hopefully the display is only off, not "Killed." But yes, a glowy screen is not stealthy :)

I just bought a frame pack at Goodwill for $7. I have wanted to play with one for a while for carrying...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-09-2016
Replies: 2,699
Views: 793,113
Posted By unixrevolution
https://c4.staticflickr.com/6/5832/30194817923_927...

https://c4.staticflickr.com/6/5832/30194817923_9277a71848_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/N1dkp2)20161105_193946 (https://flic.kr/p/N1dkp2) by Erik (https://www.flickr.com/photos/unixrevolution/), on...
Forum: Nikon RF 11-09-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 1,422
Posted By unixrevolution
I don't think this is a derailment, I think this...

I don't think this is a derailment, I think this is a very useful thing to know. This thread is just as much about what to do with my RF stuff going forward as it is where to find a place to fix up...
Forum: Nikon RF 11-09-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 1,422
Posted By unixrevolution
I will make the determination to keep or not keep...

I will make the determination to keep or not keep once I've used it. But I'm definitely getting it CLA'd.

But I have to impress upon the generally affluent population here; I'm not rich. I have...
Forum: Nikon RF 11-09-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 1,422
Posted By unixrevolution
If it's really that good, I'd be happy to change...

If it's really that good, I'd be happy to change my mind. But I think either the M or the Nikon will have to go, with my new initiative to distill my gear.

And if it is that good, I'd be truly...
Forum: Nikon RF 11-08-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 1,422
Posted By unixrevolution
You are always allowed to change your tune for...

You are always allowed to change your tune for the right reasons. :)

I tried taking the camera apart to the limits of my comfort, and clean what I could, which includes, at a minimum, the outside...
Forum: Nikon RF 11-08-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 1,422
Posted By unixrevolution
Stephen Gandy quoted me 195+35 shipping. Is it...

Stephen Gandy quoted me 195+35 shipping.

Is it worth it then?

I am also wondering if i should list the lens and camera separately.
Forum: Nikon RF 11-08-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 1,422
Posted By unixrevolution
Where do you get a Nikon RF CLA in 2016?

Hey all,

I have a Nikon SP RF, with 50mm f/1.4 The lens is flawless, the camera needs serious help. The RF patch is super, super dim and the focus mechanism squeaks and chatters. Not good at...
Forum: Digital Compacts 11-08-2016
Replies: 61
Views: 5,218
Posted By unixrevolution
Sony RX100, Fuji X70, Nikon Coolpix A, Ricoh GR. ...

Sony RX100, Fuji X70, Nikon Coolpix A, Ricoh GR. I don't see a lack of luxury pocket cameras either.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-07-2016
Replies: 21
Views: 3,151
Posted By unixrevolution
Have you had your gig in the pub yet? If so,...

Have you had your gig in the pub yet? If so, what did you end up using?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-07-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 1,388
Posted By unixrevolution
That's a great value, I wish I had consistent...

That's a great value, I wish I had consistent access to film at that price. This $2.99 a 3-pack thing seems to be a pricing error or something.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-07-2016
Replies: 5,575
Views: 957,638
Posted By unixrevolution
One of those various rangefinderless "Wide"...

One of those various rangefinderless "Wide" cameras appeals to me. I have to ask, did the 10mm behave even a little bit on the Sony? Does he have the thin-filter conversion?
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-07-2016
Replies: 8,894
Views: 867,891
Posted By unixrevolution
The problem with shooting an older camera "as is"...

The problem with shooting an older camera "as is" even if it's working properly, is that the lubricants do break down, and every flick of the winding lever moves the parts through what is now an...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 11-07-2016
Replies: 42
Views: 5,067
Posted By unixrevolution
I think, both. I know I'm a gearhead, but I have...

I think, both. I know I'm a gearhead, but I have to buckle myself down and make myself focus on what the stuff can do for my photography, not "Wow, in 1963 when this came out it was a game-changer. ...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-07-2016
Replies: 277
Views: 28,821
Posted By unixrevolution
As usual, Brennan, fantastic work. It doesn't...

As usual, Brennan, fantastic work. It doesn't hurt that Kayla looks like she's used to posing for you :)
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 11-06-2016
Replies: 47
Views: 17,000
Posted By unixrevolution
I have a Minolta Auto Meter V F, and love it,...

I have a Minolta Auto Meter V F, and love it, though it took me a while to trust it thanks to its slightly weird readout.

My spotmeter is a Pentax :)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-05-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 1,388
Posted By unixrevolution
I am checking them out now :)

I am checking them out now :)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-05-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 1,388
Posted By unixrevolution
That's $1 cheaper than the regular price in...

That's $1 cheaper than the regular price in Lusby, MD. They weren't running the $2.99 pricing.

It could be they noticed the mistake.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-05-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 1,388
Posted By unixrevolution
I hit the Waldorf Walgreens as well. They had...

I hit the Waldorf Walgreens as well. They had the same pricing.

And i checked; It's all in date. EXP 2018.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-04-2016
Replies: 8,894
Views: 867,891
Posted By unixrevolution
5 3-packs of Kodak 400 35mm 24exp at Walgreens. ...

5 3-packs of Kodak 400 35mm 24exp at Walgreens. it was $2.99 a box! :-D
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-04-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 1,388
Posted By unixrevolution
super cheap 35mm color at Walgreens (USA, DC area)

Hey all,

I was just at Walgreens in LaPlata, Md, and their Kodak 400 24exp 3-pack was 2.99.

Just putting the word out for anyone in my area that they may get a deal, and let anyone who has a...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 11-04-2016
Replies: 2
Views: 891
Posted By unixrevolution
I got a Polaroid PoGo printer years ago, and...

I got a Polaroid PoGo printer years ago, and loved using it. But the Zink images left a lot to be desired, back then.

I'd be interested to try, but I also want the Fuji Instax 90, so it'll be a...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-03-2016
Replies: 617
Views: 141,976
Posted By unixrevolution
What kind of film did you use? it looks almost...

What kind of film did you use? it looks almost like an Autochrome.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 11-01-2016
Replies: 20
Views: 2,416
Posted By unixrevolution
I have a Lens Turbo 1 for my Pentax K lenses to...

I have a Lens Turbo 1 for my Pentax K lenses to sony NEX, and I love it. It's pretty well built, and the optics are good!
Forum: Film vs Digital 10-30-2016
Replies: 36
Views: 2,242
Posted By unixrevolution
I quite agree. My K-5 is getting on in years...

I quite agree. My K-5 is getting on in years (It's currently 6 going on 7, as far as the introduction date is concerned, and I am at least the second owner.) But it's reliable, does everything I...
Forum: Film vs Digital 10-30-2016
Replies: 36
Views: 2,242
Posted By unixrevolution
You should do what makes you happy. This would...

You should do what makes you happy. This would lead me to ask, what about your digital cameras makes you unhappy?

I love shooting film, but I have just as much fun on occasion shooting my Digital...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 10-29-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 2,501
Posted By unixrevolution
I have a Kodak no 2 folding autographic brownie...

I have a Kodak no 2 folding autographic brownie and i adore it. takes vwry decent pictures and carry size is quite small. mine was lucky enough to have good bellows and i got the lens and shutter...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-27-2016
Replies: 12
Views: 1,053
Posted By unixrevolution
Sounds and looks easy enough! Which of your...

Sounds and looks easy enough!

Which of your cameras aren't suited to this?



That would be nice, if it weren't more than a bulk roll of Tri-X.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-27-2016
Replies: 12
Views: 1,053
Posted By unixrevolution
Show me to your leaders! (film leaders...)

I like to bulk roll my own 35mm, and I like making nice, curved leaders like you see on factory film loads.

Unfortunately, doing this with scissors is time-consuming. I have started to do the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-27-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 1,581
Posted By unixrevolution
I feel like I should be yelling "down in...

I feel like I should be yelling "down in front!"
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 10-27-2016
Replies: 272
Views: 87,044
Posted By unixrevolution
Manufacturing is a complicated business. I bet...

Manufacturing is a complicated business. I bet they were faced with the same problem a lot of companies are: there's still a demand for the product, but perhaps not enough demand to sell enough...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-24-2016
Replies: 5,575
Views: 957,638
Posted By unixrevolution
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5478/30281730561_60...

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5478/30281730561_609578b520_b.jpgThe M2 and the Cafe Breve were both exquisite. my Summitar is wearing an aftermarket hood and adapter. my Tom A. 15mm chrome Softie...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-24-2016
Replies: 8,894
Views: 867,891
Posted By unixrevolution
Craigslist: Pentax *ist 35mm film SLR and the...

Craigslist: Pentax *ist 35mm film SLR and the 29-90 plus 80-320 AF lenses. the 80-320 looks awesome! no sexy f/numbers but a great range and decently compact.

The camera itself has the all too...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-21-2016
Replies: 211
Views: 25,365
Posted By unixrevolution
I can't imagine why I wouldn't want an MS Optics...

I can't imagine why I wouldn't want an MS Optics 28mm f/4 Perar instead. Almost guaranteed to be cheaper, and it's both faster and smaller, physically.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-19-2016
Replies: 44
Views: 3,626
Posted By unixrevolution
1. 35mm Rangefinders MP. Keep the ultimate...

1. 35mm Rangefinders

MP. Keep the ultimate manual film Leica from that group and ditch the rest.

2. 35mm SLRs
Nikon FE

Not a Nikon guy, but I'd be inclined to take the FE over the F for its...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-17-2016
Replies: 5,575
Views: 957,638
Posted By unixrevolution
Great looking coffee, and beautiful cameras. ...

Great looking coffee, and beautiful cameras. Though it looks like the RF and the smaller SLR were just about to enjoy a coffee together when the F3 came in and said "HAY GUYS WHATS GOIN ON" :D
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-16-2016
Replies: 21
Views: 3,151
Posted By unixrevolution
Delta 3200 BW and deal with the lack of color, or...

Delta 3200 BW and deal with the lack of color, or digital. I haven't ever heard of someone pushing Color that far.

I have seen some 400 pushed to 1600 on Flickr, but I don't know how pushing to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-16-2016
Replies: 8,894
Views: 867,891
Posted By unixrevolution
Arrived Saturday: 50mm M adapter for my Jupiter...

Arrived Saturday: 50mm M adapter for my Jupiter 8, which went in the sell pile a while ago but has wormed its way back to the camera bag.

Waiting: Tom A. Softies, one mini, one regular, both in...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 10-16-2016
Replies: 118
Views: 22,419
Posted By unixrevolution
Obviously! You don't want food in your...

Obviously! You don't want food in your chemistry! :D

I'd like to see how you place the film in the spinner.
Forum: RFF Polls 10-15-2016
Replies: 140
Views: 12,410
Posted By unixrevolution
My Galaxy S5 is probably one of my most used...

My Galaxy S5 is probably one of my most used cameras, because it's right there, and I can send the pictures right now.

Does it fill me with visceral joy like my M2 or K1000 or even my Rx100? Not...
Forum: RFF Polls 10-15-2016
Replies: 140
Views: 12,410
Posted By unixrevolution
I had to make a list to know the answer. No...

I had to make a list to know the answer.

No particular order :)

Intel Webcam
Kodak 0.3MP P&S
HP 3.2MP P&S
HP 4MP P&S**
Fujifilm 10MP Bridge Camera**
Pentax K10D*
Forum: Optics Theory - 10-15-2016
Replies: 136
Views: 15,918
Posted By unixrevolution
I refuse to participate in a thread that makes an...

I refuse to participate in a thread that makes an argument over the completely arbitrary lines people draw between Slow and Fast, good enough and not good enough, expensive or inexpensive.

What? I...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 10-15-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 3,903
Posted By unixrevolution
Having just spent $400 to process my own color...

Having just spent $400 to process my own color film backlog, I am thinking the IndieGoGo Campaign might have been a good idea for me too! :bang:
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 10-13-2016
Replies: 58
Views: 4,836
Posted By unixrevolution
RFs are not rugged. They are somewhat fragile....

RFs are not rugged. They are somewhat fragile.

I don't know what the OP expects there to be, but this thread has given me Nikonos V GAS.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-12-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 880
Posted By unixrevolution
With my Pentax bodies, and with most other...

With my Pentax bodies, and with most other bodies, I tend to match the features of the camera to the type of film it usually holds. In a multi-camera situation, the AE bodies get slide film or color...
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