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Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 168
Views: 5,540
Posted By stompyq
I happily use both on a regular basis. My daily...

I happily use both on a regular basis. My daily driver is a Fuji X100F and a Leica M4 with a 21mm SA. No one seems to notice me with this setup. Substitute the Leica with a Rolleiflex and everyone...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 58
Views: 1,034
Posted By stompyq
The tree goes up in Rockefeller sq. Not Times sq....

The tree goes up in Rockefeller sq. Not Times sq. I think November 28th might be a little too early. In any case you are not missing anything. You will be stuck for hours there. Much better things to...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 58
Views: 1,034
Posted By stompyq
Just FYI B&H, adorama and many other NYC...

Just FYI B&H, adorama and many other NYC photography stores close early every Friday and are closed all day Saturday in observance of the sabbath. Also if you are coming in October many Jewish...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 09-05-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 731
Posted By stompyq
If you want clogged nozzles and printer heads...

If you want clogged nozzles and printer heads after a week or two of being idle then get a Epson. Otherwise get the pixma pro-10 from canon
Forum: Large Format Film RF 08-28-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,572
Posted By stompyq
I don't shoot LF anymore since I moved to NYC....

I don't shoot LF anymore since I moved to NYC. This was upstate NY. Where it snows really bad and there's enough wildthings to photograph. I don't know what Adams did or what anyone else does. But...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 08-27-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,572
Posted By stompyq
Sigh.. I routinely was able to setup and take a...

Sigh.. I routinely was able to setup and take a image with my LF gear in 2-3 minutes. That is, setup tripod, mount camera, lens on, standards aligned, focus , film holder on and image snapped. It's...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 08-27-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,572
Posted By stompyq
One of the problems/advantages of LF is reduced...

One of the problems/advantages of LF is reduced depth of field. So even at f64 without movements there are scenes with defocussed elements. The travelwide is fixed lens without movements so any...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 08-23-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 603
Posted By stompyq
https://www.sitebuilderreport.com/wix-vs-squarespa...

https://www.sitebuilderreport.com/wix-vs-squarespace

I had a personal blog long ago that ran on wordpress. It was a absolute pain in the neck especially if the site is image heavy. I ended up...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-20-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 767
Posted By stompyq
David Alan Harvey comes to mind

David Alan Harvey comes to mind
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-16-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 780
Posted By stompyq
Fantastic idea!! I subbed you on IG. I grow...

Fantastic idea!! I subbed you on IG. I grow orchids as a hobby and Australian species are particularly challenging. Looking forward to more
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-05-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 674
Posted By stompyq
I can't make out if the OP is trolling?

I can't make out if the OP is trolling?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-23-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,296
Posted By stompyq
Never had a problem on both my 3.5F and 2.8E....

Never had a problem on both my 3.5F and 2.8E. I've shot a lot of portra 400 and ektar 100.
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 06-26-2019
Replies: 74
Views: 2,328
Posted By stompyq
Raid, pm jsrockit. John had a corrupted card once...

Raid, pm jsrockit. John had a corrupted card once and sent it out to recover the images. He could tell you what company it was. It's not cheap though from what I remember. I don't think many of the...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-22-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,166
Posted By stompyq
This tripod looks very interesting. Looking...

This tripod looks very interesting. Looking forward to seeing a head to head with the top of the line Gitzo's
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-19-2019
Replies: 93
Views: 3,102
Posted By stompyq
Cannot seem to get away from this garbage. Even...

Cannot seem to get away from this garbage. Even in a photography forum. Mods kindly take this stupid post down before the soyboys come defending it
Forum: Photo Software 05-15-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,183
Posted By stompyq
I switched to CaptureOne early last year. Give it...

I switched to CaptureOne early last year. Give it a go. It's the only alternative to LR that I found. Everything else is either too clumsy or very basic. It still can't do everything PS does however,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-10-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 1,100
Posted By stompyq
Konica Hexar AF. I've tried this camera on and...

Konica Hexar AF. I've tried this camera on and off 6 times (that's 6 cameras). Mostly on account of the rabid following it seems to have both here and on the rest of the internet. Just meh. Nothing...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-27-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 362
Posted By stompyq
Bill fixed my 3.5F for substantially less than...

Bill fixed my 3.5F for substantially less than what Harry was asking. Turnaround time was a astonishing 4 days. No complaints and no problems so far. However I'm a user. If these are collectibles...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 03-16-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 2,273
Posted By stompyq
This fool has no credibility. Just a paid shill...

This fool has no credibility. Just a paid shill trying to be the next ken rockwell.
Forum: Digital Compacts 02-22-2019
Replies: 292
Views: 20,720
Posted By stompyq
Totally agree with you. I absolutely hate that...

Totally agree with you. I absolutely hate that site. Just a garbage review with some equally bad images. Doesn't really matter though. This is a niche camera and those who need it will buy it.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 12-26-2018
Replies: 1
Views: 752
Posted By stompyq
Adorama bag deals

Just FYI

https://www.adorama.com/ttpttp.html

A few other deep discounts on TT gear
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-17-2018
Replies: 60
Views: 1,587
Posted By stompyq
I like my Sigma 24mm ART 1.4. Wish it was...

I like my Sigma 24mm ART 1.4. Wish it was smaller. But subject isolation (when I want it) is excellent and it has only a few correctable faults
Forum: Travel 12-10-2018
Replies: 209
Views: 8,221
Posted By stompyq
Visit Sri Lanka And if you decide to do, pm me...

Visit Sri Lanka

And if you decide to do, pm me and i'll give you all the info you need
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-26-2018
Replies: 35
Views: 2,242
Posted By stompyq
Any DSLR within the last couple of years can be...

Any DSLR within the last couple of years can be used. I compared images scanned with a Nikon D7000 (which is what 7 years old now?) against the coolscan and the DSLR was superior. The newer high MP...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-26-2018
Replies: 35
Views: 2,242
Posted By stompyq
Use a DSLR with a macro lens. Better than all the...

Use a DSLR with a macro lens. Better than all the obsolete scanners that have been mentioned. There are threads here on RFF that will help you get started. I have owned the coolscan 4000 and V750 and...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 11-26-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,397
Posted By stompyq
Huss can you try this with a 21mm SA? or some...

Huss can you try this with a 21mm SA? or some other ultrawide that has horrible corner smearing on sony bodies? Really love that there are alternatives to FF sony now
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-14-2018
Replies: 112
Views: 3,050
Posted By stompyq
I saw and got to use both canon and Nikon...

I saw and got to use both canon and Nikon mirror-less cameras at PDN. They are significantly smaller than DSLRs and lighter. No mirrorslap. bc they have no mirrorbox the mount can be better designed...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-01-2018
Replies: 166
Views: 4,802
Posted By stompyq
Gave up Flickr long ago. Prefer using instagram

Gave up Flickr long ago. Prefer using instagram
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-19-2018
Replies: 445
Views: 13,941
Posted By stompyq
How do you transfer D3 files to the iphone. Only...

How do you transfer D3 files to the iphone. Only the X100F has wifi (and its not great)
Forum: Travel 10-12-2018
Replies: 32
Views: 986
Posted By stompyq
I got one of these for my mom. It does work. But...

I got one of these for my mom. It does work. But a little finicky. She hasn't complained about it though
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-10-2018
Replies: 41
Views: 1,181
Posted By stompyq
And you make fun of me for going to Chinatown so...

And you make fun of me for going to Chinatown so often!!!:D:D:D
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-28-2018
Replies: 176
Views: 10,875
Posted By stompyq
This is indeed good news. That 35mm looks...

This is indeed good news. That 35mm looks fantastic
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-27-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 427
Posted By stompyq
The mirror getting stuck is a common issue. I've...

The mirror getting stuck is a common issue. I've had several that have developed this. It's a easy fix and shouldn't cost you much.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 09-27-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 1,382
Posted By stompyq
All going to Russia or china I think. Very...

All going to Russia or china I think. Very doubtful if any of this will ever be recovered. Sorry for everyone who's affected
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-25-2018
Replies: 37
Views: 1,448
Posted By stompyq
So how are we getting these processed? There must...

So how are we getting these processed? There must be only a handful of labs doing E6
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 09-07-2018
Replies: 30
Views: 1,370
Posted By stompyq
Lol. I got my Rolleiflex 2.8E from a lady who was...

Lol. I got my Rolleiflex 2.8E from a lady who was offered $130 it. She refused. The camera is mint...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 08-23-2018
Replies: 273
Views: 12,780
Posted By stompyq
I wonder how easy it would be to adapt lenses to...

I wonder how easy it would be to adapt lenses to the nikon. No one seems to be talking about that. I don't mind the camera size. I think the size is perfect
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 08-17-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 1,328
Posted By stompyq
Pointless I think. Takes away from the ergonomics...

Pointless I think. Takes away from the ergonomics of the camera and makes it needlessly more chunky. Not for me but YMMV
Forum: Digital Compacts 07-24-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 1,536
Posted By stompyq
Mine has the same issue. It always develops when...

Mine has the same issue. It always develops when the batteries are near dead. Fresh charged batteries and its fine
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-06-2018
Replies: 30
Views: 2,501
Posted By stompyq
They probably don't want portra sales to be...

They probably don't want portra sales to be affected
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-20-2018
Replies: 154
Views: 92,147
Posted By stompyq
18???? :D:D:D:D

18???? :D:D:D:D
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-19-2018
Replies: 79
Views: 11,338
Posted By stompyq
Hmm. I have one on preorder with B&H. I have a...

Hmm. I have one on preorder with B&H. I have a M4. Will have to see how things pan out
Forum: Travel 06-18-2018
Replies: 80
Views: 5,934
Posted By stompyq
pm me if you want to meet and shoot. I'm...

pm me if you want to meet and shoot. I'm generally out most weekend days photographing.
Forum: Travel 06-18-2018
Replies: 80
Views: 5,934
Posted By stompyq
It's free on weekends. You need a ikea receipt to...

It's free on weekends. You need a ikea receipt to avoid the fare ride on weekdays
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-08-2018
Replies: 31
Views: 1,608
Posted By stompyq
Kind of unfair to say that when the lens is only...

Kind of unfair to say that when the lens is only a little bigger than a Nikon 50mm 1.8 AFS
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 05-30-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 2,773
Posted By stompyq
Please don't get John started on all things...

Please don't get John started on all things Fuji:D:D:D:D
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-24-2018
Replies: 112
Views: 3,742
Posted By stompyq
Hmm.. Looks like they won't deliver to the US?...

Hmm.. Looks like they won't deliver to the US? That's such a pity. Really good price on these
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 05-14-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 704
Posted By stompyq
Any of the work online? would love to see it but...

Any of the work online? would love to see it but Arizona is too far away for me
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 05-09-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 1,444
Posted By stompyq
Hmm that's a neat idea. Any chance you can post a...

Hmm that's a neat idea. Any chance you can post a pic of the setup? Why did you go with the Osprey in particular?
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 05-09-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 1,444
Posted By stompyq
Need a small backpack for city use

Why is it so difficult to find one? I'm looking to find a small backpack that I can use as a daily driver in the city. I currently have and really like the thinktank turnstyle 20. However its a...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 04-26-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 3,833
Posted By stompyq
I find the X100F better for low light street than...

I find the X100F better for low light street than the EM10 MK2 with 20mm 1.8
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 04-26-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 3,833
Posted By stompyq
I own both a GR and a X100F. The GR is blind at...

I own both a GR and a X100F. The GR is blind at night. Unless you jack up the ISO and use snap focus don't bother. The X100F is usable. Nothing crazy but if you have a decent light source (street...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 03-15-2018
Replies: 82
Views: 49,107
Posted By stompyq
Fantastic series. Is this part of a project? on...

Fantastic series. Is this part of a project? on going or completed? Would love to see more
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 03-14-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 967
Posted By stompyq
Get a digital camera. Get any of the superfast...

Get a digital camera. Get any of the superfast wides (they are plenty and not too expensive). If you have a FF DSLR try the Sigma 20mm 1.4 ART. If you have a m43 try the Laowa 7.5mm. Iv'e seen some...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 03-13-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 742
Posted By stompyq
Put it on incident metering mode and take reads...

Put it on incident metering mode and take reads in full sun and shade. Change exposure based on the light that is illuminating what you're interested in.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-12-2018
Replies: 68
Views: 2,296
Posted By stompyq
Can't you buy film for that camera through the...

Can't you buy film for that camera through the impossible project?
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-12-2018
Replies: 68
Views: 2,296
Posted By stompyq
Because none of them are Landscape photographers

Because none of them are Landscape photographers
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-12-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 750
Posted By stompyq
Because his method is optimized for a purely...

Because his method is optimized for a purely scanning workflow. Film manufacturers cannot do that and give a generalized set of guidelines. +1 overexposed Portra scanned images are easier to work...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 03-04-2018
Replies: 49
Views: 3,022
Posted By stompyq
Lol. She uses a 8x10 and beyond.

Lol. She uses a 8x10 and beyond.
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 03-01-2018
Replies: 75
Views: 4,848
Posted By stompyq
I thought the new Sony A7R3 felt much more...

I thought the new Sony A7R3 felt much more refined than the previous generation models. Still better than the SL
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 03-01-2018
Replies: 75
Views: 4,848
Posted By stompyq
Nothing could be uglier than that

Nothing could be uglier than that
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 02-21-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 1,319
Posted By stompyq
Visit Sri Lanka (and tell me if you do)

Visit Sri Lanka (and tell me if you do)
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 02-21-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 855
Posted By stompyq
Photoflo is basically Ethylene Glycol and...

Photoflo is basically Ethylene Glycol and Triton-X in water. Should have no lasting effects on negs. The increased Triton (its a detergent) would have made things a bit more foamier than normal but...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-16-2018
Replies: 75
Views: 1,756
Posted By stompyq
So you think this is ok? This is a very...

So you think this is ok? This is a very enlightening thread Cal. Better be careful. One day you just might get caught
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-16-2018
Replies: 75
Views: 1,756
Posted By stompyq
It might help if you read what I wrote. Unlike...

It might help if you read what I wrote. Unlike you, I wasn't personally attacking you. I really don't care. I presented my point of view.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-16-2018
Replies: 75
Views: 1,756
Posted By stompyq
I think you are taking things a little too far. I...

I think you are taking things a little too far. I don't understand how this is any different from me being allowed to sue my landlord if I painted the walls of my apartment and he whitewahsed them....
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-16-2018
Replies: 75
Views: 1,756
Posted By stompyq
:D:cool::D

:D:cool::D
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-16-2018
Replies: 75
Views: 1,756
Posted By stompyq
I think the permit issue is another matter. The...

I think the permit issue is another matter. The defacing of art? It's on his building. It's graffiti. If he violated city ordinance rules then he should be made to pay the city. Paying the artists...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-15-2018
Replies: 75
Views: 1,756
Posted By stompyq
Then it's completely ridiculous. If the law is...

Then it's completely ridiculous. If the law is interpreted in that way for this specific instance, no one would ever allow anything remotely similar to occur. Ever again. I'm siding with the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-15-2018
Replies: 75
Views: 1,756
Posted By stompyq
I really don't think those artists have any legal...

I really don't think those artists have any legal right to sue the owner. If that were true then banksy could probably sue most of the buildings in NYC. It's just a permit violation. The city will...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 02-06-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 2,820
Posted By stompyq
Umm Ektar 100? Portra 400? What more do you want?

Umm Ektar 100? Portra 400? What more do you want?
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-26-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 1,412
Posted By stompyq
Canon 35mm f2 LTM Voigtlander 35mm 1.2 Both...

Canon 35mm f2 LTM
Voigtlander 35mm 1.2

Both should be different from the zeiss. Curious why you didn't like the images?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-25-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 1,270
Posted By stompyq
Try orwo 400 and rodinal. All you'll see is grain

Try orwo 400 and rodinal. All you'll see is grain
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-24-2018
Replies: 71
Views: 11,068
Posted By stompyq
True. I guess I lumped in 400 with the 100 since...

True. I guess I lumped in 400 with the 100 since they are both by kentmere. I will try the 400 emulsion and see how it compares to TriX+diafine.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-24-2018
Replies: 71
Views: 11,068
Posted By stompyq
Hmm. Thats strange. I tried Kentmere 100 with...

Hmm. Thats strange. I tried Kentmere 100 with Diafine and it was terrible. Worst combination of film+developer I've tried (this includes orwo 100 + rodinal)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-23-2018
Replies: 59
Views: 3,255
Posted By stompyq
PanF is awesome with Diafine. I've found that...

PanF is awesome with Diafine. I've found that ilford films don't play as nice with it as the others. PanF though is really nice
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-23-2018
Replies: 59
Views: 3,255
Posted By stompyq
Scanning. I haven't wet printed in almost 15 years

Scanning. I haven't wet printed in almost 15 years
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-23-2018
Replies: 59
Views: 3,255
Posted By stompyq
Ahh the joys of crappinol. Don't waste time with...

Ahh the joys of crappinol. Don't waste time with that junk. The only reason to use it is if you want golf ball sized grain
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-18-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 986
Posted By stompyq
Pyro developers and scanning

I'm interested in using pyro based developers (ABC, PMK etc). Do any of the advantages/disadvantages of these developers carry over to a hybrid/scanning based workflow as opposed to a wet print...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-17-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 1,884
Posted By stompyq
I gave up on LR halfway through 2017 when I...

I gave up on LR halfway through 2017 when I bought a Fuji X100F. The old standalone LR 5 I was using wouldn't process the Fuji RAW files and I was forced to either abandon LR or buy that stupid...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-16-2018
Replies: 63
Views: 3,301
Posted By stompyq
Why not buy a Sony A7/A7r/A7s and adapters for...

Why not buy a Sony A7/A7r/A7s and adapters for your existing lenses
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-11-2018
Replies: 63
Views: 3,301
Posted By stompyq
I like my M4 with 35mm lenses

I like my M4 with 35mm lenses
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-08-2018
Replies: 51
Views: 2,665
Posted By stompyq
Keep the M6. Sell everything else. Especially...

Keep the M6. Sell everything else. Especially those two dinosaurs (the M8 and M9). Go out and try/rent any of the top FF digitals from nikon/canon/fuji/sony. Then decide if you would buy a M10. But...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 01-07-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 1,414
Posted By stompyq
you're doing the adjustments in prophoto or adobe...

you're doing the adjustments in prophoto or adobe RGB color space and not converting to sRGB for jpg's for posting
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-03-2018
Replies: 49
Views: 2,848
Posted By stompyq
You think thats bad? The B and H used department...

You think thats bad? The B and H used department valued my Rolleiflex 2.8E Planar at $120!
Forum: RFF Polls 01-03-2018
Replies: 610
Views: 111,798
Posted By stompyq
Yashica FR was gifted to me when I was a kid....

Yashica FR was gifted to me when I was a kid. First camera I bought with my own money? Canon powershot S60
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-03-2018
Replies: 48
Views: 3,068
Posted By stompyq
Sounds like bad scans rather than fogged film.

Sounds like bad scans rather than fogged film.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 01-03-2018
Replies: 176
Views: 12,223
Posted By stompyq
You liked the original X100 and not the X100F?? I...

You liked the original X100 and not the X100F?? I had the original X100 and tried John's X100T before buying a X100F. Every single thing that annoyed me about the original camera has been resolved in...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 12-21-2017
Replies: 20
Views: 1,552
Posted By stompyq
Seriously? Just buy a 300W PSU and a cheap video...

Seriously? Just buy a 300W PSU and a cheap video card. You'll be out $60-100 total. Why buy a new computer (and a Dell at that!)
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 12-12-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 1,362
Posted By stompyq
I've had exposed and unprocessed PanF+ in my...

I've had exposed and unprocessed PanF+ in my refrigerator going back to June of this year. Processed a roll yesterday and didn't see any ill effects. These were street stuff though. Not landscapes....
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-12-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 1,643
Posted By stompyq
Actually asking both. Right now the only repair...

Actually asking both. Right now the only repair person that consistently comes up is Fleenor. Any other person is almost sub-par compared to him, which I think is a ridiculous assumption. I would...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-12-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 1,643
Posted By stompyq
Who CLA'd it?

Who CLA'd it?
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-27-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 1,798
Posted By stompyq
Have you used him? I just spoke with him and his...

Have you used him? I just spoke with him and his repair estimate was under 200! They are also in VA so much more convenient that shipping cross country
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-27-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 1,798
Posted By stompyq
Maybe I will email/call him directly and ask....

Maybe I will email/call him directly and ask. He's a fantastic guy to talk to and I wish it was only 400. Was completely willing to spend that price on the repair. I almost feel the 3.5F model CLA's...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-27-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 1,798
Posted By stompyq
Don't really want to go international. Too many...

Don't really want to go international. Too many issues
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-27-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 1,798
Posted By stompyq
No and that's the part I don't get. His quote,...

No and that's the part I don't get. His quote, bills for the shutter CLA, transport, and adjustment of focus/standard, frame counter repair. Some minor fixes also but no replacement parts. The camera...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-27-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 1,798
Posted By stompyq
Thanks Stephen. Trying to keep things local which...

Thanks Stephen. Trying to keep things local which is why I'm looking at Nippon. I didn't know you do Rolleiflex repairs so will keep you in mind when I finally do decide.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-27-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 1,798
Posted By stompyq
Rolleiflex repair alternatives

I have a Rolleiflex 3.5F in very good condition. Unfortunately the transport needs some work and the focus is a little off. I got quoted close to $800 for the repair from My Fleenor. As much as I...
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 11-21-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 1,156
Posted By stompyq
That is really sad. Those are some really nice...

That is really sad. Those are some really nice cameras
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-13-2017
Replies: 148
Views: 13,857
Posted By stompyq
I have nothing to contribute but would just like...

I have nothing to contribute but would just like to thank the OP for this post. Probably the most interesting thread on RFF at the moment (YMMW ofc)
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 11-02-2017
Replies: 37
Views: 3,111
Posted By stompyq
It's not only resolution is it? I thought there...

It's not only resolution is it? I thought there was significant improvements in ISO/DR going from the older 12mp to the 16mp sensors. And the 16mp sensors themselves are getting quite old now. Apart...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-01-2017
Replies: 128
Views: 12,936
Posted By stompyq
D600 is blind in lowlight.

D600 is blind in lowlight.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-30-2017
Replies: 32
Views: 2,677
Posted By stompyq
I like that second shot Ko.fe

I like that second shot Ko.fe
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 10-25-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 2,348
Posted By stompyq
Damn... This would be awesome. I scan using a...

Damn... This would be awesome. I scan using a DSLR. Imagine doing pixel shift and getting a more res!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-25-2017
Replies: 86
Views: 6,052
Posted By stompyq
?? Ever shot Acros?

?? Ever shot Acros?
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 10-24-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 1,861
Posted By stompyq
I think it was more the camera than the lens....

I think it was more the camera than the lens. Probably the least responsive digital camera I've used. The original x100 is a close second
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-24-2017
Replies: 51
Views: 2,619
Posted By stompyq
Absolutely love Ektar 100. Good for landscapes...

Absolutely love Ektar 100. Good for landscapes and portraits. It has a learning curve though. If you don't care then Portra 400 is foolproof. Never really liked portra 160. It's just meh .. compared...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 10-24-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 1,861
Posted By stompyq
Just to add, I had a hard time hand holding the...

Just to add, I had a hard time hand holding the XE-1 with 18-55mm below 1/60th and getting consistently sharp results.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 10-24-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 1,861
Posted By stompyq
I currently have a OMD EM10 MKII and had a XE-1...

I currently have a OMD EM10 MKII and had a XE-1 with the 18-55mm. I'm not a fuji or olympus fanboy. I really don't care for either brand since they both have serious flaws. That being said IF i were...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 10-23-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 1,861
Posted By stompyq
For what it's worth the X100F i have can AF at...

For what it's worth the X100F i have can AF at lower light levels than my Nikon D610.
Forum: Photo Software 10-20-2017
Replies: 84
Views: 5,783
Posted By stompyq
I moved to capture one from adobe earlier this...

I moved to capture one from adobe earlier this year anticipating this. No regrets. The DAM side is not as refined as lightroom but the raw development is better (at least for me). No regrets
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 10-12-2017
Replies: 42
Views: 2,588
Posted By stompyq
I'm not trying to say it's a piece of junk. It's...

I'm not trying to say it's a piece of junk. It's a decent camera. Not worth $5-700 used when you can buy a Leica M film body for that price. Or a Nikon F6. Heck get 5 F100's!
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 10-12-2017
Replies: 42
Views: 2,588
Posted By stompyq
I kept reading RFF and other sites online and...

I kept reading RFF and other sites online and kept thinking I had a defective copy or I wasn't doing something right. I've finally given up. My last one I gave a good run of about 6 months shooting...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 10-12-2017
Replies: 42
Views: 2,588
Posted By stompyq
They are both over priced. Just buy the cheaper...

They are both over priced. Just buy the cheaper one that's fully functional. A word of advice after reading the responses. I have had a total of 6 hexar AF's in the last 5-6 years. It's not the...
Forum: RFF News 10-10-2017
Replies: 160
Views: 11,525
Posted By stompyq
It's 14 MP. They corrected the typo. Still it's a...

It's 14 MP. They corrected the typo. Still it's a tiny cell phone sized sensor. Disappointing. At least make it m43 size
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 09-20-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 1,594
Posted By stompyq
Actually it could have been John, Fidel. He was...

Actually it could have been John, Fidel. He was incognito in a wig:D
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 09-20-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 1,594
Posted By stompyq
It wasn't him it was me!!

It wasn't him it was me!!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-19-2017
Replies: 34
Views: 2,683
Posted By stompyq
Weird. Well I'm genuinely impressed by mine....

Weird. Well I'm genuinely impressed by mine. Beats the Hexar AF. Certainly no speed demon but very useful for the type of stuff I do
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-19-2017
Replies: 34
Views: 2,683
Posted By stompyq
Always knew the Summaron sucks. Overpriced junk...

Always knew the Summaron sucks. Overpriced junk lens
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-19-2017
Replies: 34
Views: 2,683
Posted By stompyq
There must be something wrong with yours. I...

There must be something wrong with yours. I bought one off ebay and its faster than the 6 Hexar AF's I've had on and off. AF speed is very inpressive
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 09-19-2017
Replies: 73
Views: 3,576
Posted By stompyq
Well personally I hope they do it. Bc I would buy...

Well personally I hope they do it. Bc I would buy one!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-19-2017
Replies: 167
Views: 28,894
Posted By stompyq
62 rolls developed and scanned up to now (mix of...

62 rolls developed and scanned up to now (mix of 35mm and 120mm) with 15 rolls of exposed but undeveloped 120mm and 3 rolls of 35mm still to be scanned.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-12-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 5,349
Posted By stompyq
Hmm.. He repaired a lens for me within a day....

Hmm.. He repaired a lens for me within a day. Mailed the lens to him Monday and got it back in my hands by friday. I guess it depends on how complicated the job is. This was 2 months ago. Great great...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-07-2017
Replies: 97
Views: 5,684
Posted By stompyq
https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/post-trauma...

https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/post-traumatic-stress-disorder-ptsd/index.shtml

Just putting this out there
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 09-07-2017
Replies: 108
Views: 5,961
Posted By stompyq
I don't understand how "street photography" can...

I don't understand how "street photography" can be taught. I mean you pick up a camera go to the street and photograph whatever it is that's interesting. There are no technical aspects to it other...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 09-07-2017
Replies: 108
Views: 5,961
Posted By stompyq
But but.. street togs.....

But but.. street togs.....
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-06-2017
Replies: 97
Views: 5,684
Posted By stompyq
+1 on this. Make them liable

+1 on this. Make them liable
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-06-2017
Replies: 97
Views: 5,684
Posted By stompyq
Really? I suppose some of us should just...

Really? I suppose some of us should just whitewash our skin and start wearing swastikas or either never go to places like minnesota or texas.. "don't give a cop the slightest reason to shoot you"...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 09-05-2017
Replies: 37
Views: 2,261
Posted By stompyq
Olympus XA4. 28mm lens. Scale focus. The lens is...

Olympus XA4. 28mm lens. Scale focus. The lens is slow though but why would you care since it's scale focus and you need dof?
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 08-28-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 1,390
Posted By stompyq
I had a V750. My D610+60mm macro blows it out of...

I had a V750. My D610+60mm macro blows it out of the water. Have you even used ICE on the epson? It actually softens the images so much I ended up turning it off. Just clean the damn negatives and...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-17-2017
Replies: 2
Views: 720
Posted By stompyq
Its special order at B and H. Just order it and...

Its special order at B and H. Just order it and you'll get it a few days late
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-25-2017
Replies: 134
Views: 10,875
Posted By stompyq
I use a optec pro strap with the pro loops. works...

I use a optec pro strap with the pro loops. works perfectly on my Rolleiflex
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-25-2017
Replies: 46
Views: 1,907
Posted By stompyq
Should probably add the Arista EDU films. They...

Should probably add the Arista EDU films. They are quite good for a cheap film
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-25-2017
Replies: 46
Views: 1,907
Posted By stompyq
I agree with the top 3, although I would go...

I agree with the top 3, although I would go EKtar, Portra and then TriX. Long live Kodak
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-12-2017
Replies: 45
Views: 1,695
Posted By stompyq
I ve been meeting those characters every weekend...

I ve been meeting those characters every weekend since i've gone solo (minus john). Everything from "you was looking at my mamas ass (I wasn't)" to "you can't take my picture". Never been threatened...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-08-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 820
Posted By stompyq
How sensitive is the X100s to IR? Where you...

How sensitive is the X100s to IR? Where you handholding? Great shots. 1,2 and 4 are really nice. Post the film shots too when you get a chance
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-06-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 1,063
Posted By stompyq
Meet in person at a starbucks in a very...

Meet in person at a starbucks in a very traffic-heavy location. Pay in cash. Don't send the money in any other way. Looks a little suspicious. Particularly the Moscow part and the language used. But...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 07-05-2017
Replies: 61
Views: 4,397
Posted By stompyq
Thank you for these pics. I'm in the market for a...

Thank you for these pics. I'm in the market for a meter myself and your pics have convinced me to go with a L-308. Now I just need to find one at a decent price:D
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 07-05-2017
Replies: 61
Views: 4,397
Posted By stompyq
I hated mine when I had it

I hated mine when I had it
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 06-29-2017
Replies: 54
Views: 3,914
Posted By stompyq
It's a small camera that can be taken anywhere....

It's a small camera that can be taken anywhere. It can also be set on full auto quickly so that when you do hand it over to someone, they can just point it at you and click the shutter
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 06-29-2017
Replies: 54
Views: 3,914
Posted By stompyq
Buy a Ricoh GR

Buy a Ricoh GR
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 06-28-2017
Replies: 373
Views: 41,899
Posted By stompyq
I think it's called kodak profoto xl 100 in the...

I think it's called kodak profoto xl 100 in the US. It's not widely available and when it is the price is a lot similar to Ektar 100
Forum: DIYS Modifications 06-27-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 3,214
Posted By stompyq
Really nice work!! Show us some results from the...

Really nice work!! Show us some results from the lens!
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-26-2017
Replies: 29
Views: 2,421
Posted By stompyq
He needs to take off his tin hat first lol

He needs to take off his tin hat first lol
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-25-2017
Replies: 29
Views: 2,421
Posted By stompyq
I recently flew Emirates from Dubai to JFK. The...

I recently flew Emirates from Dubai to JFK. The Emirates people clearly stated anything with a battery will have to go in the hold. ANYTHING. The only exception was a smartphone. They got confused...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-21-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 790
Posted By stompyq
That's so funny. Can't believe coolscan prices...

That's so funny. Can't believe coolscan prices are higher than imacons
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-21-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 790
Posted By stompyq
There's a thread here about using a...

There's a thread here about using a DSLR/mirrorless to "scan". Give that a serious look before you put down significant cash on that dinosaur. For context, I had a Coolscan 4000ED for 35mm and my...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-20-2017
Replies: 69
Views: 10,552
Posted By stompyq
I "scanned" using a Nikon D7000 and nikkor 55mm...

I "scanned" using a Nikon D7000 and nikkor 55mm f3.5 micro for a long time with excellent results. Once I went FF with a Nikon D610 I bought a AFS 60mm micro to replace the older lens. No difference...
Forum: RFF Polls 06-16-2017
Replies: 149
Views: 13,438
Posted By stompyq
Ricoh GR Rolleiflex 3.5F Leica M4 Nikon D610...

Ricoh GR
Rolleiflex 3.5F
Leica M4
Nikon D610 (mostly for scanning film)

In that order.
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 06-16-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1,525
Posted By stompyq
I'm interested too. I suppose you can get the...

I'm interested too. I suppose you can get the costs down if you make a large order?
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-15-2017
Replies: 46
Views: 2,227
Posted By stompyq
Get your money refunded or call paypal and let...

Get your money refunded or call paypal and let them handle it. whatever you do, don't use bank transfer/western union etc.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-15-2017
Replies: 136
Views: 7,799
Posted By stompyq
I'll upload a raw file once I get home. Just...

I'll upload a raw file once I get home. Just found rawtherapee does linear gamma conversions of NEF files
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-15-2017
Replies: 136
Views: 7,799
Posted By stompyq
I"scan" using a Nikon D610 and macro lens. I gave...

I"scan" using a Nikon D610 and macro lens. I gave up using scanners long ago.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-15-2017
Replies: 136
Views: 7,799
Posted By stompyq
Jack thanks for the posts and especially for the...

Jack thanks for the posts and especially for the link. So if I get this straight the most important thing is to get a linear gamma conversion of the raw file? Is that correct? Is there a way to do it...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 06-14-2017
Replies: 373
Views: 41,899
Posted By stompyq
+1 You need to do a book Micheal. Some seriously...

+1

You need to do a book Micheal. Some seriously nice work in nearly al;l your threads
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-14-2017
Replies: 136
Views: 7,799
Posted By stompyq
In your workflow that pick neutral point in CP...

In your workflow that pick neutral point in CP step. That's where the entire thing falls apart since everything changes depending on where you pick as a neutral point. It works for some images very...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-14-2017
Replies: 136
Views: 7,799
Posted By stompyq
Thank you!! I will give this a go and post the...

Thank you!! I will give this a go and post the results
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-14-2017
Replies: 136
Views: 7,799
Posted By stompyq
Do you know how to get consistent results with...

Do you know how to get consistent results with colorperfect? I have it and feel its a complete waste of money. Nearly impossible to get consistent results. It's also VERY confusing to use, completely...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-14-2017
Replies: 63
Views: 3,383
Posted By stompyq
Nice shot!! I had a uncoated summitar long ago...

Nice shot!! I had a uncoated summitar long ago and it was nearly unusable bc of flare. Any light source even remotely in frame and everything was lost
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-14-2017
Replies: 34
Views: 2,261
Posted By stompyq
Lol. My Ricoh doesn't count!

Lol. My Ricoh doesn't count!
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-14-2017
Replies: 136
Views: 7,799
Posted By stompyq
Lightroom or photoshop CS5

Lightroom or photoshop CS5
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-14-2017
Replies: 136
Views: 7,799
Posted By stompyq
Jack can you elaborate? Maybe give a point by...

Jack can you elaborate? Maybe give a point by point on how do you make a photo in linear gamma 16bit?
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 06-13-2017
Replies: 373
Views: 41,899
Posted By stompyq
Why is that proimage stuff not available in the...

Why is that proimage stuff not available in the US? It looks really nice. Btw I hate this thread.Everytime I click on it I want to replace my voigtlander with the zeiss
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-13-2017
Replies: 136
Views: 7,799
Posted By stompyq
You can correct any color cast left over at this...

You can correct any color cast left over at this point by converting the image in to LAB color space and doing the corrections there. I have had really good success this way
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-13-2017
Replies: 34
Views: 2,261
Posted By stompyq
As long as kodak makes film I couldn't care...

As long as kodak makes film I couldn't care less...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-12-2017
Replies: 532
Views: 41,129
Posted By stompyq
Got to thank you, Huss, for recommending the 60mm...

Got to thank you, Huss, for recommending the 60mm 2.8 AFS. It's made the entire process ridiculously easy since the AF locks on perfectly. I got one and since then its taken the guesswork out of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-08-2017
Replies: 130
Views: 6,019
Posted By stompyq
Rolleiflex 2.8E Planar for $200

Rolleiflex 2.8E Planar for $200
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-08-2017
Replies: 130
Views: 6,019
Posted By stompyq
:eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:...

:eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek: That has to be the winner by a country mile
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 06-08-2017
Replies: 373
Views: 41,899
Posted By stompyq
Thanks, Michael!!! Maybe I will shoot with the...

Thanks, Michael!!! Maybe I will shoot with the Voigtlander for now and see how much I like it. Going back and looking at your older posts I think I see what you mean about the colors. The zeiss looks...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 06-08-2017
Replies: 373
Views: 41,899
Posted By stompyq
Huss, good to know that both lenses are almost...

Huss, good to know that both lenses are almost equal in b&w. I shoot mostly color so I guess the differences might be in color rendition and not sharpness.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 06-07-2017
Replies: 373
Views: 41,899
Posted By stompyq
Great shots Michael. How does the Zeiss compare...

Great shots Michael. How does the Zeiss compare to the Voigtlander on film? I recently got a Voigtlander 35mm 1.2 V1 and this thread has got me thinking about the zeiss. I've seen comparisons and...
Forum: Travel 06-02-2017
Replies: 43
Views: 3,031
Posted By stompyq
Ricoh GR and medium format camera of your choice....

Ricoh GR and medium format camera of your choice. Plus a phone
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-26-2017
Replies: 353
Views: 23,687
Posted By stompyq
Ricoh GR Pentax 6x7 Rolleiflex 2.8 Leica...

Ricoh GR
Pentax 6x7
Rolleiflex 2.8
Leica M4
Chamonix 45n-1
Forum: Large Format Film RF 05-23-2017
Replies: 119
Views: 7,263
Posted By stompyq
My apologies. Now I'm confused as to why you...

My apologies. Now I'm confused as to why you would say it takes so long to take a pic in LF. Nice pics btw;)
Forum: Large Format Film RF 05-23-2017
Replies: 119
Views: 7,263
Posted By stompyq
If all you want to do is do handheld 4x5 on the...

If all you want to do is do handheld 4x5 on the street without a tripod look into the travel wide or a converted polaroid 110B (those would be rangefinder coupled). Those would be within your budget....
Forum: Large Format Film RF 05-23-2017
Replies: 119
Views: 7,263
Posted By stompyq
What?? Clearly, you've never shot largeformat. It...

What?? Clearly, you've never shot largeformat. It took me on average under 5 minutes to setup everything and take the shot (setting up the camera, tripod movements focus exposure etc).
Forum: Large Format Film RF 05-23-2017
Replies: 119
Views: 7,263
Posted By stompyq
Go on LF forum and post a WTB thread. You will...

Go on LF forum and post a WTB thread. You will surely get some bites
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-23-2017
Replies: 532
Views: 41,129
Posted By stompyq
I agree. I haven't noticed much of a difference...

I agree. I haven't noticed much of a difference using AWB but this makes perfect sense
Forum: Large Format Film RF 05-23-2017
Replies: 119
Views: 7,263
Posted By stompyq
What's your budget? You need more than the camera...

What's your budget? You need more than the camera and the lens. I sold my Chamonix on Large format forum for around $600
Forum: Large Format Film RF 05-23-2017
Replies: 119
Views: 7,263
Posted By stompyq
Buy the Chamonix. It's the best 4x5 camera under...

Buy the Chamonix. It's the best 4x5 camera under $4K that you can buy. Everything else is a compromise and you will eventually either buy the chamonix or give up Large format (which would be a pity)....
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-23-2017
Replies: 532
Views: 41,129
Posted By stompyq
Don't use auto exposure. You're probably not...

Don't use auto exposure. You're probably not getting the entire tonal scale of the negative. Here's what I do regarding exposure, color balance etc

1) Set camera to auto WB. If you know the color...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-23-2017
Replies: 80
Views: 8,117
Posted By stompyq
Ektar 100 Portra 400 Nothing comes close to...

Ektar 100
Portra 400

Nothing comes close to these two
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-22-2017
Replies: 51
Views: 6,617
Posted By stompyq
Annndddd... theres the Jsrockit I know. Normal...

Annndddd... theres the Jsrockit I know. Normal service has resumed:)
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-22-2017
Replies: 51
Views: 6,617
Posted By stompyq
!!!!! Magical?? You calling a lens magical???!!!!...

!!!!! Magical?? You calling a lens magical???!!!! Now I really need to find a Nikon 35mm 1.8
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-18-2017
Replies: 532
Views: 41,129
Posted By stompyq
I directly compared several negatives with a...

I directly compared several negatives with a Coolscan 4000 and my DSLR scanning rig (which is a lot more primitive than what Huss is using). The DSLR rig handily beat the coolscan both in sharpness...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-17-2017
Replies: 532
Views: 41,129
Posted By stompyq
My lightbox is giving uneven illumination. Bot a...

My lightbox is giving uneven illumination. Bot a problem with 35mm (I use the center) but a problem with MF. What are you guys using? I'm looking at getting a LED lightbox so that I get even...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-12-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1,227
Posted By stompyq
Sounds like you need to get the film transport...

Sounds like you need to get the film transport mechanism fixed
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-12-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 1,558
Posted By stompyq
Go medium format. I think your choices for MF...

Go medium format. I think your choices for MF rangefinders would be the Mamiyas and the Fujis correct? Given a choice I would go with the Mamiya 6/7 over the Fuji RFs
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-12-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 1,558
Posted By stompyq
You'll get a different look with 35mm vs MF. What...

You'll get a different look with 35mm vs MF. What do you mean by highest quality? Even a cheap Yashica TLR will run rings around a 35mm Leica rig
Forum: Travel 05-11-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1,069
Posted By stompyq
I would go with option 2. 35mm and 28mm are too...

I would go with option 2. 35mm and 28mm are too close together and the 45mm on the PenF will be able to make some nice portraits
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-10-2017
Replies: 532
Views: 41,129
Posted By stompyq
Ahh I forgot that one. I might have to get my...

Ahh I forgot that one. I might have to get my pentax repaired too. The meter has gone dead:(
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-10-2017
Replies: 532
Views: 41,129
Posted By stompyq
Thanks!!! I've been eyeing this copy stand as a...

Thanks!!! I've been eyeing this copy stand as a more permanent rig to what I have right now. Good to know it works well. I think you and I have nearly identical setups.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-10-2017
Replies: 532
Views: 41,129
Posted By stompyq
??? Since when did you shoot color?? I can't...

??? Since when did you shoot color?? I can't remember a single instance
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-09-2017
Replies: 532
Views: 41,129
Posted By stompyq
On the verge of buying this copy stand. How...

On the verge of buying this copy stand. How stable is it with your D750? I'm planning on using a d610
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-05-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 932
Posted By stompyq
Too many things to do. Idk personal opinion I...

Too many things to do. Idk personal opinion I guess. If you think the waist down approach is better, which I assume why your commenting about the bronica then get a Rolleiflex. I have one and love...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-05-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 932
Posted By stompyq
Nobody in Manhatten cares if you have a DSLR or...

Nobody in Manhatten cares if you have a DSLR or not. They are too busy avoiding you and going on their way. The hasselblad will be slower. The mamiya will be faster to use. Either buy the Mamiya to...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-30-2017
Replies: 24
Views: 3,896
Posted By stompyq
It works really well with Diafine and the...

It works really well with Diafine and the contrast seems to be better controlled than examples I see online. I have no interest in trying adotech. I scan using my DSLR and focus on the film grain....
Forum: RFF Polls 03-30-2017
Replies: 240
Views: 157,371
Posted By stompyq
Sri Lankan and living in NYC. Harlem to be exact

Sri Lankan and living in NYC. Harlem to be exact
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 03-28-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1,817
Posted By stompyq
Thank you for sharing

Thank you for sharing
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