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Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-13-2015
Replies: 1
Views: 651
Posted By morback
Tetenal has not answered my email since I posted...

Tetenal has not answered my email since I posted this thread, but Jobo was kind enough to get back to me within 5mn:



Things to try.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-11-2015
Replies: 1
Views: 651
Posted By morback
c41 processing: bubbles in the sky

Hello,

I hope someone can help me identify the culprit...

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-0zfdGFXDYpI/VLK1ViewKiI/AAAAAAAAkJI/9UYQKpX4lQw/s869-no/c41_bubbles.jpg

(picture edited so you can see...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-17-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 1,388
Posted By morback
Solution: Stronger agitation. thanks!

Solution:

Stronger agitation.

thanks!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-12-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 883
Posted By morback
Cameras in Space (Contax?)

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/98/EdWhiteFirstAmericanSpacewalker.1965.ws.jpg/581px-EdWhiteFirstAmericanSpacewalker.1965.ws.jpg

By accident I stumbled upon this image and did...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-11-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 1,388
Posted By morback
Overdeveloped Edges

I may have found a (surprising) answer (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showpost.php?p=839945&postcount=9) while doing a search here, but I will ask again:

Symptoms:
Film edges come out...
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 06-23-2013
Replies: 315
Views: 36,642
Posted By morback
They obliged. I think the red tape on my T3 made...

They obliged. I think the red tape on my T3 made it look like a flower and they took the opportunity to refresh me along with my "plant."

Then asking for safe route to a policeman and pretending to...
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 06-22-2013
Replies: 315
Views: 36,642
Posted By morback
Tonight there is a walk starting at 7pm. We will...

Tonight there is a walk starting at 7pm. We will bring flowers to Taksim square.

Will the police water them for us?
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 06-06-2013
Replies: 315
Views: 36,642
Posted By morback
I was right in front if the trucks with Simon and...

I was right in front if the trucks with Simon and another friend. It all blew up when a youth started spray painting the front window of a TOMA.

It all happened in an instant, but it was not...
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 06-05-2013
Replies: 315
Views: 36,642
Posted By morback
It's a graffiti now. I will try to get a picture...

It's a graffiti now. I will try to get a picture of it today.
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 06-05-2013
Replies: 315
Views: 36,642
Posted By morback
Only click this link...

Only click this link (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBsbv0Zrzoo) if your nerves and your heart are well attached.

Some graphic content.

I hope I'm not violating any board rules, but this upsets...
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 06-03-2013
Replies: 89
Views: 12,715
Posted By morback
http://img.onedio.com/img/719/bound/2r2/51ab52a52d...

http://img.onedio.com/img/719/bound/2r2/51ab52a52d7527776d000026.jpg
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 06-03-2013
Replies: 315
Views: 36,642
Posted By morback
Out of teargas? :D

Out of teargas?

:D
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 06-03-2013
Replies: 89
Views: 12,715
Posted By morback
Mostly english tweets here...

Mostly english tweets here (https://twitter.com/MashallahNews/english-occupygezi).
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 06-03-2013
Replies: 89
Views: 12,715
Posted By morback
Last night I found an unprotected elderly...

Last night I found an unprotected elderly gentlemen in the smoke without any protection. Some other kid and I took him to the back. Severe exposure to the gas makes you choke and you can't open your...
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 06-03-2013
Replies: 315
Views: 36,642
Posted By morback
+1 Read this...

+1

Read this (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showpost.php?p=2152315&postcount=23).
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 06-02-2013
Replies: 89
Views: 12,715
Posted By morback
Same thing here Taylan. I ran out of film last...

Same thing here Taylan. I ran out of film last night so I'm using my iphone until it runs out of battery. I really wish I had a proper digital right now. But there is no shortage of photographers on...
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 06-02-2013
Replies: 315
Views: 36,642
Posted By morback
These pictures should be coated in teargas and...

These pictures should be coated in teargas and hung in a small space. Then people could walk in with masks to really appreciate the event.

When they come out I'll hose them for additional effect...
Forum: Travel 05-05-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 3,428
Posted By morback
Thumbs up +1 My first experience in Iran, after the boat...

+1

My first experience in Iran, after the boat trip from Dubai, was to be taken aside at the customs and straight into a police station. It was not very reassuring, especially after having passed so...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-03-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 4,477
Posted By morback
You have a nice copy. The second shot shows what...

You have a nice copy. The second shot shows what it does best, nice sharpness with full tones, and the last one how it behaves wide open.

It's been my only lens (besides testing a v3 black recently)...
Forum: Travel 04-23-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 3,428
Posted By morback
I second that. My suggestion is go somewhere...

I second that.

My suggestion is go somewhere else than Tehran. It's an ugly city that is even uglier if you don't have friends to take you around.

Isfahan, Shiraz, Yazd, are all much better....
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 03-30-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,557
Posted By morback
I rarely even bother to reply to people who...

I rarely even bother to reply to people who cannot string together a cohesive sentence, adequately spelled and punctuated. The other hint is that they never mention the item in question specifically....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-25-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 902
Posted By morback
I can reasonably extract myself and my gear from...

I can reasonably extract myself and my gear from the equation:
On the first batch of 60-70 films, 2 operators, 4 cameras and 3 light meters were used. Yet 95% of all frames came 2-3 stop over.

I...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-25-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 902
Posted By morback
Interesting. I shoot the new exactly as I did the...

Interesting. I shoot the new exactly as I did the old. Some labs gave me perfect (exposure) results but this pro lab keeps giving me unusable negatives back.

I guess I need to talk to my guy. He...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-25-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 902
Posted By morback
New and Old Portra Processing + Jobo ATL

Hi,

my work has slowed down to almost stand still since fall of last year. Switching to the new portra has been a huge pain so far, not because of the film, but because it's become almost impossible...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-24-2013
Replies: 39
Views: 2,551
Posted By morback
Thank you all, a lot of good info came out of...

Thank you all, a lot of good info came out of this. All the smartphone apps are great, never thought of those, they will come in handy.

I guess I'll just use pen and paper to burn my first frame. I...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-23-2013
Replies: 39
Views: 2,551
Posted By morback
Keeping Track of Films, on the film...

I want to find a system that would allow me to keep track of films, on the films...

I remember my dad used to shoot a color card with his name and adress on the first frame of every roll. I want...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-22-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 2,714
Posted By morback
+1 I'm actually faster without light meter,...

+1

I'm actually faster without light meter, because now I'm set before taking the picture...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-20-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 1,391
Posted By morback
from a different...

from a different lifetime...

http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4072/4403160175_175d288cfd_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/morback/4403160175/)
20100209_10_T3...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-15-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 971
Posted By morback
That's how I've been shooting it for the past few...

That's how I've been shooting it for the past few years. Both NC and the new one. You'll be fine.
Forum: Travel 03-12-2013
Replies: 52
Views: 5,708
Posted By morback
Young and foolish. How quaint :D

Young and foolish. How quaint :D
Forum: Travel 03-12-2013
Replies: 52
Views: 5,708
Posted By morback
You know where I'm at, you know how to get in...

You know where I'm at, you know how to get in touch.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-06-2013
Replies: 113
Views: 33,379
Posted By morback
flare shmare...

flare shmare :D

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7184/6946411189_0d13398c9a_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/morback/6946411189/)
20111023B_34_ZI+SC...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-27-2013
Replies: 113
Views: 33,379
Posted By morback
After a stint with the 3rd version, I think I'll...

After a stint with the 3rd version, I think I'll stick with my collapsible.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8293/7751538544_5efc4acf84_z.jpg...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-13-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 3,669
Posted By morback
It may be idiotic to say, but (almost) all the...

It may be idiotic to say, but (almost) all the images I share are the most meaningful. 99% of them are of strangers, but I guess I still relate. Or better yet, I project onto them my emotions,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-21-2012
Replies: 5,603
Views: 497,015
Posted By morback
Color is...

Color is fun.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7277/7582778936_0f54028f63_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/morback/7582778936/)
20120425_37_MP+SC (http://www.flickr.com/photos/morback/7582778936/)...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-05-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 654
Posted By morback
Question Photo 13 Germany

Hi,

I have been recommended Photo13 in Germany for mail-in film development. I seem to have found 2 (discounting the one in Switzerland) labs with the same name. One is connected to macodirect and...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 06-25-2012
Replies: 35
Views: 7,124
Posted By morback
...must be one of the greatest web-bios I've ever...

...must be one of the greatest web-bios I've ever read. Sounds like he could tell some stories to Bukowski...

Nice shots brad.

m.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-08-2012
Replies: 113
Views: 33,379
Posted By morback
Hi George, of course I post process. I do not...

Hi George,

of course I post process. I do not let Nikon (9000ED) decide what I saw when I took the pictures. Essentially I warm the pictures up a bit and open the shadows as well. I do have to say,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-07-2012
Replies: 113
Views: 33,379
Posted By morback
I use it and love it. Great...

I use it and love it. Great flare:
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7029/6635629437_26ce786f39_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/morback/6635629437/)
20111019B_27_ZI+SC...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-25-2012
Replies: 1,086
Views: 228,779
Posted By morback
I like the option of scanning the edges too. It's...

I like the option of scanning the edges too. It's a nice organic end to the picture area. I had to cut into the masks of the 9000ED and now I sometimes get bleeds from the LED lights. Please be...
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 05-25-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 2,539
Posted By morback
I have to say I had to quit the movie after 15mn....

I have to say I had to quit the movie after 15mn. The way it was shot, directed and acted, it should have been a cartoon featuring a pineapple and a sea star in shorts.

Quelle niaiserie!

:bang:
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 05-16-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 1,700
Posted By morback
Cluj-Napoca... Funny. One of my good friend's...

Cluj-Napoca... Funny. One of my good friend's family is from there. I will be there in September I guess, as a pit stop from the trip around the black sea with him.

Probably too late? The one...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-09-2012
Replies: 60
Views: 4,475
Posted By morback
I wish I had a perfect condition M3 to compare &...

I wish I had a perfect condition M3 to compare & use. I now only have an M2 and MP. The Zeiss' viewfinder is "identical" in concept to the M3, and it was very nice indeed.

I use the MP 95% of the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-08-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 4,217
Posted By morback
Very nice colors. Portra NC has always been a...

Very nice colors. Portra NC has always been a favorite of mine. Unfortunately my corner of the world has finally run out of stock and I will now be forced into the new Portra line...

Wil's shots...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 04-29-2012
Replies: 27
Views: 11,344
Posted By morback
Forget "Buy it Now". Those prices are seller's...

Forget "Buy it Now". Those prices are seller's wishful thinking.

I keep eyeing Summicrons and Summarons on ebay.de and some people got some good deals. A goggled Summaron just went for 290Euros......
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 04-24-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 4,967
Posted By morback
I used to have the Planar before trading it for...

I used to have the Planar before trading it for the collapsible cron. The Planar is nothing like the T3. No character. Just perfect and boring. But maybe I didn't give it a fair shake.

It did seem...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 04-24-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 4,967
Posted By morback
So they have no answers on the 50mm? Neither...

So they have no answers on the 50mm? Neither Planar nor C-Sonnar are respectably close?

I just remembered another potential candidate. What of the Summarit 50/2.5?
Forum: Travel 04-23-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1,113
Posted By morback
You can hit me up on the way in or out. I prefer...

You can hit me up on the way in or out. I prefer non week-ends (I work from home, available anytime), but I guess your window(s) is limited.

Send a PM and we'll talk if you like.
Forum: Travel 04-18-2012
Replies: 361
Views: 47,607
Posted By morback
Despite Kully's persistence in ignoring my...

Despite Kully's persistence in ignoring my communication attempts, it was a nice experience...

I did not get to see the entire lot of you, but I enjoyed the company of the few I met and the few I...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 04-18-2012
Replies: 1,086
Views: 228,779
Posted By morback
Glad to hear some news. I used quite a few...

Glad to hear some news.

I used quite a few scanners, from Felxtight to Plustek to the Nikons. My current 9000 ED is giving me periodical grievances (Come to think of it, maybe I should bring it...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 04-15-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 4,967
Posted By morback
I'm very interested in that too. My T3 was my...

I'm very interested in that too. My T3 was my champion for many years until I went Amish on my photography. I think I might even have asked the very same question here some years ago.

Would you say...
Forum: Travel 04-11-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,394
Posted By morback
Thanks for the input so far. Abkhazia crossed...

Thanks for the input so far.

Abkhazia crossed off (for now).
Moldova with caution.

Hopefully we'll be able to enter Georgia at Verkhniy Lars and enjoy a bit of that "Military Highway" scenery. If...
Forum: Travel 04-11-2012
Replies: 361
Views: 47,607
Posted By morback
One of the first saying I was introduced to in...

One of the first saying I was introduced to in Istanbul was this:

The weather (in Istanbul) is like women:
moody.

He might have said "unpredictible". In any case, the guy telling me this while we...
Forum: Travel 04-11-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,394
Posted By morback
Black Sea Roundtrip

Later this year I will be bumming around the Black Sea. The initial plan is to start from Istanbul and travel clockwise back to Istanbul: Bulgaria, Romania, Moldova, Ukraine, Russia, Abkhazia (?),...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-10-2012
Replies: 30
Views: 3,547
Posted By morback
If you're not stuck to the idea of an F, I had an...

If you're not stuck to the idea of an F, I had an E that does everything the F does (minus the cachet) in the classifieds. No bite. If you're interested we can talk.
Forum: Travel 04-10-2012
Replies: 361
Views: 47,607
Posted By morback
You're only smiling because you never tasted Efes...

You're only smiling because you never tasted Efes beers, or the Rakı hangover...
Forum: Travel 04-09-2012
Replies: 361
Views: 47,607
Posted By morback
Lazy bum! You need to cover more ground! It's an...

Lazy bum! You need to cover more ground! It's an insult to the city you shot so little!
:p
Forum: Travel 04-02-2012
Replies: 361
Views: 47,607
Posted By morback
I was at home watching the rain fall on the...

I was at home watching the rain fall on the Marmaris with a cup of hot chocolate in my hands :D Well ok, there was no hot chocolate, but there could have been! :p

p.s.: I got acros in 35mm as well...
Forum: Travel 03-31-2012
Replies: 361
Views: 47,607
Posted By morback
Are you sure? I never paid for any visa (except...

Are you sure? I never paid for any visa (except my recently acquired residency permit) and I did my fair share of entries and exits. Did you try to pass the control and they sent you to the visa desk...
Forum: Travel 03-30-2012
Replies: 361
Views: 47,607
Posted By morback
Welcome to the “monsoon”! :eek: Yesterday was...

Welcome to the “monsoon”! :eek:
Yesterday was spring in all its beauty... :D
Forum: Travel 03-16-2012
Replies: 361
Views: 47,607
Posted By morback
It'll cost you whatever you like from my fridge....

It'll cost you whatever you like from my fridge. I'd just be happy to have some room. Let's talk via PM or some IM if you like.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-08-2012
Replies: 1
Views: 807
Posted By morback
Nikon 9000 ED glass holder frames

Does anyone have the thin plastic (?) frame mask for the glass holder? I would need a scan of it (35mm) to cut a new one for my scanner. I have the panoramic one, and I enlarged it a bit so that it...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-02-2012
Replies: 25
Views: 9,507
Posted By morback
You can make the 3.5 work in really dark places....

You can make the 3.5 work in really dark places. Because it's a vertical camera, as opposed to horizontal for the Hasselblads for example, you can usually put these guys on the ground, on your...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 02-26-2012
Replies: 247
Views: 24,385
Posted By morback
Very interesting and strangely fascinating. A lot...

Very interesting and strangely fascinating. A lot of pictures that you don't usually see associated with that period, and some humanity where it is mostly never shown.

Love the Ju-52 with the ducks....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-16-2012
Replies: 36
Views: 5,997
Posted By morback
Too bad you don't shoot 100, I have a lot of B&W...

Too bad you don't shoot 100, I have a lot of B&W 100 (FP4/Acros) in 35 and 120 in my fridge I would love to get rid of.

The Foma would come from abroad yes? Foma 100 was so nice in Rodinal... But...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-15-2012
Replies: 25
Views: 9,507
Posted By morback
Hallo Peter! I have two 3.5E that are different....

Hallo Peter!

I have two 3.5E that are different. One has the removable hood, the other doesn't. So even within versions you have sub-versions.

Now to put it simply, the original screen suck....
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-04-2012
Replies: 1,086
Views: 228,779
Posted By morback
Hmm, they say it uses a 8 layer lens to achieve...

Hmm, they say it uses a 8 layer lens to achieve this high resolution with low noise. Will be presented at the next CeBit. I believe that's a German tech show.

I'm very curious to see if it'll be...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 01-25-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 807
Posted By morback
Here are some options and things to look out...

Here are some options and things to look out for:

After loading film:
• make sure lens caps are off (ideally, find a suitable trash receptacle for said lens cap)
• use a set speed instead of "A"

In...
Forum: Travel 01-24-2012
Replies: 361
Views: 47,607
Posted By morback
yes but I'm thoroughly apolitical and don't...

yes but I'm thoroughly apolitical and don't follow the news. And I hide behind my German passport abroad anyways.



That's not where Simon is according to his link. He seems to be actually right...
Forum: Travel 01-24-2012
Replies: 361
Views: 47,607
Posted By morback
You can always hit one of the locals up. I have...

You can always hit one of the locals up. I have the luxury of an almost non-existent schedule, and I'd be happy to meet people individually or in small groups before the horde makes landfall.
Forum: Optics Theory - 01-22-2012
Replies: 195
Views: 41,641
Posted By morback
It might be. I like to use it in my photography,...

It might be. I like to use it in my photography, if it's applicable. Instead of bracketing for exposure, sometimes bracket for flare/no...
Forum: Travel 01-20-2012
Replies: 69
Views: 13,426
Posted By morback
If you're in Teheran I can understand your...

If you're in Teheran I can understand your boredom. That was easily the least interesting part of that Iran trip. I also believe that a place has chances to lose its magic once you live there.

In...
Forum: Travel 01-18-2012
Replies: 361
Views: 47,607
Posted By morback
Is Brussels far from you? As I said before, check...

Is Brussels far from you? As I said before, check www.flypgs.com for cheap flights. They always fly to/from cities with bigger Turkish communities. Brussels is the closest to you, I think.



Great,...
Forum: Travel 01-09-2012
Replies: 361
Views: 47,607
Posted By morback
Just fyi: http://www.flypgs.com/en/ I use these...

Just fyi: http://www.flypgs.com/en/

I use these guys when I fly. They're pretty cheap and even though they land on the asian side there's a bus that takes you to Taksim (where I guess most of you...
Forum: Travel 01-06-2012
Replies: 69
Views: 13,426
Posted By morback
I think you're right. I remember something about...

I think you're right. I remember something about US citizens & Canadians, or British.

Marry a foreign national, get a backup passport!
:D
Forum: Travel 01-06-2012
Replies: 69
Views: 13,426
Posted By morback
Unless you're a nuclear physicist or are in...

Unless you're a nuclear physicist or are in homeland security I don't see what's should hold you back? As a sidenote, that's the exact reason why I did not send a postcard to my Brother and his wife....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-03-2012
Replies: 54
Views: 5,975
Posted By morback
It's a great lens imo. Not sure what makes it so,...

It's a great lens imo. Not sure what makes it so, but it has a rendering I really enjoy. Very medium-format to me. It's also really great at keeping shadow and highlight...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-01-2012
Replies: 2,012
Views: 608,687
Posted By morback
Posed or not, it's a very nice shot. I hope they...

Posed or not, it's a very nice shot. I hope they loved it too. I alway love reflections in photographs.


From my recent trip:
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7164/6548215425_2de1439389_z.jpg...
Forum: Travel 12-31-2011
Replies: 69
Views: 13,426
Posted By morback
Well, I'm working on outlets. But it's kinda hard...

Well, I'm working on outlets. But it's kinda hard if you refuse to label yourself a photojournalist or don't have an artist statement that is about social causes and such. Ideally I'd like my work to...
Forum: Travel 12-21-2011
Replies: 69
Views: 13,426
Posted By morback
Since we already have a thread going, I thought I...

Since we already have a thread going, I thought I would just add to it. A friend and I recently crossed Iran from South to North, coming in by sea through Bander-Abbas and leaving from Tehran. The...
Forum: Travel 12-11-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 3,134
Posted By morback
I'm not sure if you can draw parallels, but I...

I'm not sure if you can draw parallels, but I just (a month or so ago) came back from a Dubai-Iran trip, and it was quite fantastic. Not sure if Saudi Arabia is more conservative than Iran, or vice...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-11-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 792
Posted By morback
CRR Luton in England "renews" rangefinder prisms....

CRR Luton in England "renews" rangefinder prisms. That's the only person I know of. AFAIK he's not accepting repairs until 2012. He has a line somewhere halfway down his webpage...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 12-09-2011
Replies: 660
Views: 154,113
Posted By morback
I briefly had one, but ended up chickening out...

I briefly had one, but ended up chickening out without even using it and returned it. I don't like those aluminum lenses, I don't find them user friendly. I really like the lower saturation of old...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 12-09-2011
Replies: 660
Views: 154,113
Posted By morback
A good lens, wish it had a bit less saturation....

A good lens, wish it had a bit less saturation. Can have a very nostalgic feel at certain apertures. Definitely a cure to Summiluxes at the current rates.. (Cured my wants at...
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 12-09-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 2,547
Posted By morback
I clearly remember something that looks closely...

I clearly remember something that looks closely to an M3 in one of the books. If memory serves, he's spying in some european "palais" garden, before the twin and/or the captain arrives. I think you...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-23-2011
Replies: 33
Views: 2,676
Posted By morback
I've been using the collapsible extensively for...

I've been using the collapsible extensively for some time now. It's a great lens. And it truly collapses, not like the Heliars...

Edit: and you can use it with the SOOMKY! (The Elmar too btw).
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 11-21-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 1,974
Posted By morback
Don't confuse flare with "bad" eye alignment: If...

Don't confuse flare with "bad" eye alignment:

If the patch disappears, you are not aligning your eye properly.
If the patch goes white, it flares. You clearly see the edges, but the patch has no...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 11-21-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 4,623
Posted By morback
Yes, no, yes. I am tempted by a Summilux because...

Yes, no, yes.

I am tempted by a Summilux because I hope it would be about the same as the Sonnar, minus the Zeiss (high to me) contrast. Though nowadays prices are keeping me from actually getting...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 11-08-2011
Replies: 20
Views: 4,740
Posted By morback
I always have a my digisix with me, and I've...

I always have a my digisix with me, and I've learnt a lot about estimating light thank to it. I don't meter for every shot, when I'm unsure and have the time I just check. After that I adjust how I...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-14-2011
Replies: 422
Views: 134,329
Posted By morback
Hey Andre, your Planar has been busy traveling...

Hey Andre,

your Planar has been busy traveling the world. I took it with me to İstanbul but recently swapped it for a v1 cron from Cyprus. It's having an interesting life, at this rate it might make...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 09-09-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 12,316
Posted By morback
To add your own flash you need...

To add your own flash you need...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 09-09-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 12,316
Posted By morback
A black T3 for $500USD is a deal. I have 4 T3 in...

A black T3 for $500USD is a deal. I have 4 T3 in my house, one black (I also have the filter adapter, the hood, and the flash bracket but never bothered with those). They all work well, one keeps...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 09-05-2011
Replies: 497
Views: 149,137
Posted By morback
Thanks for the info. A bit disappointing, truth...

Thanks for the info. A bit disappointing, truth be told. I was expecting a clear preference for the MP, in the brightness/contrast side of things. I have an MP on the way, so I will be able to get a...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 09-04-2011
Replies: 497
Views: 149,137
Posted By morback
Very interesting read. I have an M2 myself, and...

Very interesting read. I have an M2 myself, and she has taught me to read light with my eyes. I love everything about it, but wish for a clearer, contrastier viewfinder. I had it overhauled a year...
Forum: Photo Software 09-01-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 4,476
Posted By morback
Hi Marek, short rectification beforehand:...

Hi Marek,

short rectification beforehand: burning means adding light to the area, dodging would be subtracting light.

As for photoshop, in B&W, all I do is enter quick mask, brush my desired...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 08-31-2011
Replies: 53
Views: 9,077
Posted By morback
To be exactly precise, the camera was set at...

To be exactly precise, the camera was set at ASA320 for 400ASA and I think I framed 50/50 (ground/sky). There were other occasions where I compared to my hand held Digisix, and they matched...Of...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 08-31-2011
Replies: 53
Views: 9,077
Posted By morback
Hi Rob: 1) I cannot see the 28 with my glasses...

Hi Rob:

1) I cannot see the 28 with my glasses on the ZI. The ZI's 35mm looks like 50mm on Leica (right by the edge).

2) I've been very impressed with the lightmeter and how it keeps correct...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 08-20-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 2,410
Posted By morback
:D (ten characters)

:D

(ten characters)
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-11-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 1,940
Posted By morback
Please reconsider your attachment to the built-in...

Please reconsider your attachment to the built-in meter. "Working" or not, they will likely be faulty/inaccurate and only add bulk (to the left side).

In my opinion, you're better served getting a...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-10-2011
Replies: 43
Views: 5,780
Posted By morback
I have to admit I only became interested in him...

I have to admit I only became interested in him very very recently (read months). I was always aware of him, but only after watching an ICP interview of him done in the 60 did I fall in...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-09-2011
Replies: 32
Views: 3,773
Posted By morback
Yes, it's the 1st summicron, collapsable. I...

Yes, it's the 1st summicron, collapsable. I assumed it was clear I was illustrating my comments. I've read a lot of negative stuff about it, soft wide open, horrid "bokeh" and so on. I've not...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-09-2011
Replies: 32
Views: 3,773
Posted By morback
I never understood the quest for yet higher...

I never understood the quest for yet higher contrast in these digital times. Contrast is just a S curve away.

At any rate, the Planar failed to touch me, but the 1st Summicron is a delight. I think...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-30-2011
Replies: 55
Views: 3,599
Posted By morback
If you do chose to try SS reels, do not cheap...

If you do chose to try SS reels, do not cheap out. Buy HEWES only. Anything else will fail. Personal experience.

I came from Patterson. After learning how to load SS reels (check youtube), I would...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-26-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 4,733
Posted By morback
+1 for Krikor being fast & good at a fair...

+1 for Krikor being fast & good at a fair price.
(worked on 2 Rolleiflexes E 3.5)
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 07-26-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 2,505
Posted By morback
Your friend's daughter wouldn't be going to SCAD...

Your friend's daughter wouldn't be going to SCAD would she? Or is it A(tlanta)CAD now?

In any case, glossy screens are terrible for proofing. It's perfect for consumers, because, as Double Negative...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 07-24-2011
Replies: 60
Views: 7,526
Posted By morback
Any fast lens has focus shift that I believe only...

Any fast lens has focus shift that I believe only a floating element can correct to some degree.

I see no reason to go faster than what the C-Sonnar already offers. Too many competitors there...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-17-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 2,058
Posted By morback
Belles images, ca inspire. Bon voyage! m.

Belles images, ca inspire.
Bon voyage!

m.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 07-14-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 1,871
Posted By morback
Interesting observation. I use an M2 and a ZI....

Interesting observation. I use an M2 and a ZI. There's no question, the ZI's viewfinder is the best. My ZI shows details within the patch my M2 doesn't.

Something that does not get mentioned is that...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-15-2011
Replies: 391
Views: 84,424
Posted By morback
I'd love to field test an M7. I fondled one...

I'd love to field test an M7. I fondled one recently and I quite liked it (besides being the first M I used that flared on me and the weird flimsy feeling white on white viewfinder). I'm just a...
Forum: Travel 06-05-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 935
Posted By morback
Yes and yes (he sends it out). Pamuk is pretty...

Yes and yes (he sends it out). Pamuk is pretty much the only place to buy film from. He can also have it scanned if you like.

Here's the location. Don't trust google maps for Istanbul:


If you...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-28-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 699
Posted By morback
A nice article...

A nice article (http://toothwalker.org/optics/spherical.html) about this topic.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-20-2011
Replies: 52
Views: 5,928
Posted By morback
I had that happen last winter with my M2, but...

I had that happen last winter with my M2, but much worse (90% of the frame blackened). Before that the left side of my frames was ever so slightly over exposed. Thank god it was on the last frames of...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-20-2011
Replies: 52
Views: 5,928
Posted By morback
I had that happen last winter with my M2, but...

I had that happen last winter with my M2, but much worse (90% of the frame blackened). Before that the left side of my frames was ever so slightly over exposed. Thank god it was on the last frames of...
Forum: Travel 05-06-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 1,724
Posted By morback
Hey, we've been talking via flickr but I need I...

Hey,

we've been talking via flickr but I need I wanted to add something here. The great thing about opinions is that they conflict and confuse easily:

The grand bazaar / kapalı çarşı is a great...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-11-2010
Replies: 94
Views: 15,379
Posted By morback
Dear Jaap, That being said, you'll have to...

Dear Jaap,



That being said, you'll have to explain to me how a bigger brighter viewfinder or how less framelines is bloatware...

It sounds to me I'm offending your view of what a M should be. In...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 11-11-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 45,151
Posted By morback
That right there means you want the T3. m.

That right there means you want the T3.

m.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-07-2010
Replies: 96
Views: 5,803
Posted By morback
At the very least I have a Contax T3 on my person...

At the very least I have a Contax T3 on my person at all times.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 11-06-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 4,128
Posted By morback
Concerning the shutter lag I read somewhere the...

Concerning the shutter lag I read somewhere the Hexar clocks at 200ms (compared to 20 for the M7 and 25 for the ZI). So I guess you felt right.

I'm interested in your comments with the ergonomics. I...
Forum: Travel 11-06-2010
Replies: 898
Poll: Berlin?
Views: 114,683
Posted By morback
Should I bring extra film I don' care for when I...

Should I bring extra film I don' care for when I come, to give away? I noticed I have some fp5 and I might still have some foma 200 around...Can't make those work for me for some reason, if someone's...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-05-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 1,792
Posted By morback
My x ray damage has always been a nice even...

My x ray damage has always been a nice even oscillation like the 2nd one here but nicely contained within the strip.

http://www.kodak.com/global/images/en/service/tib/tib5201h.gif
Forum: Zeiss Contax 11-05-2010
Replies: 22
Views: 2,443
Posted By morback
Peter, I'm constantly debating the other way...

Peter,

I'm constantly debating the other way around because of my T3 that just keeps delivering the best pictures without fuss (not to mention the IQ). If we were close we could just do a swap for...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 11-04-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 1,891
Posted By morback
It costs the usual, 150 to 175 of whatever...

It costs the usual, 150 to 175 of whatever currency they work in (in their case Euros).

Besides cosmetic, are there any mechanical damages? you might want to spend that money somewhere else...

I...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 11-03-2010
Replies: 2,012
Views: 608,687
Posted By morback
3.5E Xenotar /...

3.5E Xenotar / Plus-X

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4083/5050863032_3a617c5359_z.jpg
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 11-02-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 1,965
Posted By morback
The Planar is the easy lens. Everything is...

The Planar is the easy lens. Everything is perfect about it and it behaves predictably. I would not say that it is clinical, imo it's a perfect balance of modern looks and gentleness.

I think this...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 10-31-2010
Replies: 32
Views: 5,516
Posted By morback
Beautiful images, never had the 150 but it looks...

Beautiful images, never had the 150 but it looks nice...The M6 is a really nice kit...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-30-2010
Replies: 94
Views: 15,379
Posted By morback
Dear Roger, "A lot more" might indeed be an...

Dear Roger,

"A lot more" might indeed be an exaggeration, but I like to think there are people out there with ideas bigger than mine and a drive to see them come to life...I also believe that in...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-30-2010
Replies: 22
Views: 2,035
Posted By morback
It' a crap shoot. For years I had no issues, now...

It' a crap shoot.

For years I had no issues, now on my last trip to and from the US I got several Plus-X and Tri-X film with x-ray damage (35&120)...Obviously this has not been everyone's...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-30-2010
Replies: 94
Views: 15,379
Posted By morback
I'm only speaking for film as I don't care for...

I'm only speaking for film as I don't care for digital.

I am happy with my Leica M2 (with original seal) because it is what I expect. A fine sensual artifact of exquisite manufacture that still...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 10-28-2010
Replies: 41
Views: 8,659
Posted By morback
Jamie, if you can get it from the US do it. You...

Jamie,

if you can get it from the US do it. You can set the keyboard to Swiss in the preferences and find a keyboard cover to put over the US key layout. Check for availability though...
But if...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-28-2010
Replies: 25
Views: 3,899
Posted By morback
I have a 3.5E and E2, both Xenotars. The lens is...

I have a 3.5E and E2, both Xenotars. The lens is fantastic at all apertures, no problems there. The details, sharpness, gradation and depth blows me away every time.

I'm thinking of selling the E...
Forum: Travel 10-28-2010
Replies: 898
Poll: Berlin?
Views: 114,683
Posted By morback
Looks like I'll be in the city from nov 18 to 24....

Looks like I'll be in the city from nov 18 to 24. Not sure what I'll do besides hitting exotic food places (no such things in Istanbul) and practicing my suffering German...

Wenn ihr bock habt, dann...
Forum: Travel 10-22-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 2,103
Posted By morback
If you tell me where it was I might track him...

If you tell me where it was I might track him down for you :)

Richard (Semrich) has been talking to me about a "smelter" that works in a hole in the old city wall by the Golden Horn right behind the...
Forum: Travel 10-21-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 2,103
Posted By morback
It will be quite clear if they're ok with it or...

It will be quite clear if they're ok with it or not. There's no general rule, just be perceptive.

Also, you can always ask them: [fotografinize tshekibilirmiem?] :D

They're nice people.
Enjoy.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 10-18-2010
Replies: 24
Views: 17,812
Posted By morback
Wow, blast from the past...My first camera...At...

Wow, blast from the past...My first camera...At that age (10ish?) I thought I didn't deserve a SLR (like my mom's EOS) so I picked that...I remember knowing the name Leica at that time already...Had...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 10-17-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 839
Posted By morback
Dwayne, serial numbers for the ZI won't tell you...

Dwayne, serial numbers for the ZI won't tell you anything as there has been no changes to production, afaik.

Great camera, have fun.

m.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 10-16-2010
Replies: 46
Views: 4,232
Posted By morback
Why don't you read this...

Why don't you read this (http://www.zeiss.com/C12567A8003B58B9/ContentsWWWIntern/51174405A82B6ADCC125722900400C68) on Zeiss' website?

The Sonnar is a really nice lens (except for the .9). Same as...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 10-14-2010
Replies: 38
Views: 5,000
Posted By morback
Sounds about right :D It's the camera I'll take...

Sounds about right :D

It's the camera I'll take to my grave.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 10-13-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1,448
Posted By morback
I have no G, but given it's electronic nature i...

I have no G, but given it's electronic nature i would look into cleaning contacts between body & lenses.

I had a similar problem with my Mamiya6 and that did the trick.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 10-13-2010
Replies: 91
Views: 11,586
Posted By morback
I was thinking about my T3 :D Too bad the AF is...

I was thinking about my T3 :D

Too bad the AF is so big and has such a low top speed...Otherwise I'd be tempted...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-13-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 2,334
Posted By morback
f1.3? Perfect for available darkness street...

f1.3? Perfect for available darkness street photography! :D

You'd get shot on site if you try to photograph anything in the US with that thing...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 10-13-2010
Replies: 31
Views: 3,965
Posted By morback
Those two Christian religious festivity pictures...

Those two Christian religious festivity pictures would make a great diptych...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-13-2010
Replies: 50
Views: 6,710
Posted By morback
What film size Efke are you having trouble with?...

What film size Efke are you having trouble with? Both 35 & 120 came out very nice for me though Foma200 in 35mm is giving me a hard time since I changed scanner...

Foma100 is perfect though...It has...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 10-13-2010
Replies: 91
Views: 11,586
Posted By morback
Leaf shutters are magical :)

Leaf shutters are magical :)
Forum: Zeiss Contax 10-09-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 965
Posted By morback
there is a cold battery adapter for the G2...At...

there is a cold battery adapter for the G2...At least so says the manual...Never seen it anywhere though....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-08-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 1,160
Posted By morback
I think it's a remnant from old times when...

I think it's a remnant from old times when emulsions where soft out of the soup. Supposedly Foma/Efke are still like this nowadays, but I never had any problems with these films that would require a...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-08-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 1,160
Posted By morback
no need for hardener, even the eastern emulsions...

no need for hardener, even the eastern emulsions don't need it...
no need for stop either in my opinion. Ilford wash sequence is enough imho...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-07-2010
Replies: 37
Views: 3,727
Posted By morback
Is there any advantage to this DX reading...

Is there any advantage to this DX reading thingamagic in the M7? I never understood it's reason for being...Is it because you don't have a film reminder window? It seems to only be trouble, between...
Forum: Travel 10-06-2010
Replies: 898
Poll: Berlin?
Views: 114,683
Posted By morback
I'm thinking of going to Berlin in mid November...

I'm thinking of going to Berlin in mid November for a couple of days. I intended to meet up with some friends over there but it looks like nobody will be around...So I'm not sure. I do need to exit...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 10-05-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 1,852
Posted By morback
Nice read and nice project...A subject like this...

Nice read and nice project...A subject like this can only really be treated from the "outside" as you're doing...

Maybe next trip you would like to investigate the new europe or the pretenders to...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-05-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 1,127
Posted By morback
Looks like what I get when I do the final rinse...

Looks like what I get when I do the final rinse (with photo flo) with tap water. I switched it to bottled water and now my negs are sparkling...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 10-05-2010
Replies: 50
Views: 5,356
Posted By morback
Judging by the clouds I'd say the first shots...

Judging by the clouds I'd say the first shots have been taken either in Brittany or Normandy... ;)

Maybe this is their way to or back from Amerika...The last shots are not in Europe, but the first...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-02-2010
Replies: 25
Views: 2,121
Posted By morback
The first picture's rendition is excellent...Very...

The first picture's rendition is excellent...Very Zeiss-like quality to it...Is it the new or old Elmar?

Congrats on your M2! I believe mine still has the original seal and I have not sent it to...
Forum: Off Topic 10-02-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 1,147
Posted By morback
A filled negative sleeve...I'll "papercut" them...

A filled negative sleeve...I'll "papercut" them to death!
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 09-29-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 1,690
Posted By morback
I was wondering about that. I think I even asked...

I was wondering about that. I think I even asked here. I wear glasses and the 50mm frame's corners hit the edges of the viewfinder...

I was thinking about removing the mask and have a wider...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-29-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 2,082
Posted By morback
Just tested Rogrund's/Antti "theory" on my...

Just tested Rogrund's/Antti "theory" on my grandpa's old R35B and he's right. Never noticed that before but here's the sequence:

Wind film, push the button by the lens, twist to the left, retract.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 09-22-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 1,927
Posted By morback
I'm guessing it would be in the USD160 range....

I'm guessing it would be in the USD160 range. Repair shops usually have this flat fee thing.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 09-22-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 1,927
Posted By morback
Common problem. Get it fixed or just check when...

Common problem. Get it fixed or just check when you turn it on. You can move them open with your fingers.

I walk with it turned on until I get back home, so it wouldn't be a big deal for me. If you...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 09-21-2010
Replies: 117
Views: 66,382
Posted By morback
I believe they are different in one very critical...

I believe they are different in one very critical aspect (correct me if I'm wrong):

T3 moves the lens into focus when you half-depress, T2 doesn't. (In manual mode T3 leaves the lens at focus...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-19-2010
Replies: 45
Views: 4,520
Posted By morback
Thanks for the test, I'm a bit surprised the...

Thanks for the test, I'm a bit surprised the Biogon 2.8 flares more than the 2...:confused:
It's also interesting to see the different flare character of each lens...



I was surprised about that...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 09-18-2010
Replies: 29
Views: 7,199
Posted By morback
You guys are evil, if only I could get my hands...

You guys are evil, if only I could get my hands on a G...



That's funny, I use a T3 and by comparison the T3 moves the lens into focus slower and has no indication of distance in the viewfinder...
Forum: Film vs Digital 09-14-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 2,438
Posted By morback
of course we can only offer modest sums for such...

of course we can only offer modest sums for such "outclassed" and "outdated" equipment...

:D
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 09-11-2010
Replies: 28
Views: 3,538
Posted By morback
I will be buying a lot of 50ies before I try...

I will be buying a lot of 50ies before I try another focal length. Part of the reason is that my "wide angle" needs are covered by the excellent Contax T3. I have no criticism to make on this camera...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 09-09-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 759
Posted By morback
It's my every day camera. Probably 80% of my film...

It's my every day camera. Probably 80% of my film is shot by one of my T3. I've started to use the viewfinder less and less and mostly do "hip" shots. Since it indicates the distance on the top LCD...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-04-2010
Replies: 21
Views: 3,315
Posted By morback
I have the ZI and the M2. I wear glasses. The...

I have the ZI and the M2. I wear glasses.

The ZI has a lot of room around the 50mm frames. By comparison looking through the M2 is like looking through a keyhole. Dark and tight (the 50mm frames...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-04-2010
Replies: 303
Views: 127,334
Posted By morback
I love shooting into the light...

I love shooting into the light :)

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4081/4881724030_229ea57b05_b.jpg

Contre-Jour, "bokeh" and a greasy...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 09-03-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 830
Posted By morback
Clean the contacts, lens & body. I had my M6...

Clean the contacts, lens & body. I had my M6 "jam" on me, and cleaning the contacts did the tricks.

Awesome camera, enjoy it.

p.s.: I have lens rear cap and 75mm shade left over (forgot to include...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-02-2010
Replies: 459
Views: 59,879
Posted By morback
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4114/4950857106_6e0...

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4114/4950857106_6e0683358b_b.jpg
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 08-31-2010
Replies: 25
Views: 7,640
Posted By morback
I wish that was my experience. I gave mine to...

I wish that was my experience. I gave mine to Nippon Photo Clinic when I lived n NYC. The first time I picked it up the rangefinder was still very off...The second time everything seemed perfect but...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-16-2010
Replies: 21
Views: 4,335
Posted By morback
The Contax T3 has a Sonnar 35/2.8...I always...

The Contax T3 has a Sonnar 35/2.8...I always wondered about the truth of that claim since, as you said, Sonnars usually don't go below 50mm...

Maybe a hack job is in order? :P ;)
If you have enough...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 08-15-2010
Replies: 28
Views: 19,823
Posted By morback
This would be the Planar, wide open....

This would be the Planar, wide open.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4081/4881724030_229ea57b05_b.jpg

I don't quite see the harshness others attribute it. I think it's a superb lens, great...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-12-2010
Replies: 35
Views: 4,790
Posted By morback
It's not a light table, it's the building across...

It's not a light table, it's the building across the street. I taped the negatives to the window. Sorry for the confusion.

I'm not sure how a development problem could cause this flare & bleed...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-11-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 1,271
Posted By morback
You can always fix twice. I'm not sure this is...

You can always fix twice.

I'm not sure this is a fixer issue, also I'm surprised you only get 7 rolls out of your fixer. You must mix a tiny quantity.

I'm curious to hear expert opinion on the why...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-10-2010
Replies: 35
Views: 4,790
Posted By morback
Fyi, this is what I'm talking about. Highlight...

Fyi, this is what I'm talking about. Highlight bleeding to the next frame:

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_AQeDz2d2-Ck/TGEUbMhts5I/AAAAAAAAB_s/lZWOuKmENCw/s640/Rolleiflex_Reflection.jpg

Only happens to...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-07-2010
Replies: 35
Views: 4,790
Posted By morback
Overexposed might have been the wrong term....

Overexposed might have been the wrong term. Whenever I have a frame that has a highlight close to the edge of the next frame, the next frame gets this streak.

I'm guessing the baffling (?) is not...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-07-2010
Replies: 35
Views: 4,790
Posted By morback
It's not a light leak. I have the exact same...

It's not a light leak. I have the exact same issue.

Is the frame below this one, on the same edge, strongly over-exposed?

m.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-07-2010
Replies: 42
Views: 11,339
Posted By morback
I had the same problem in 120. Flipping the can...

I had the same problem in 120. Flipping the can halfway through or agitating/rotating did not help at all. I went back to regular development for 120.

In 35mm only fast films are causing problems....
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 08-04-2010
Replies: 28
Views: 2,966
Posted By morback
Strange that Roger has not yet posted his own...

Strange that Roger has not yet posted his own link:

http://www.rogerandfrances.com/photoschool/ps%20firstlook%20sonnar%2050.html

Scroll down a little bit and there will be an explanation on how to...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 08-04-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 1,036
Posted By morback
Maybe a bit of tin foil and some tape directly on...

Maybe a bit of tin foil and some tape directly on the sensors inside the spool chamber would do the trick?

I don't know if bulk loaders can buy empty cassettes with different speed markings on...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 08-03-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 1,036
Posted By morback
Well, maybe you want to experiment by covering...

Well, maybe you want to experiment by covering the sensor (the circular window below the viewfinder) with neutral density tape or colored gels...That's all I can think of for now...

The -1/2 -2/3...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 07-28-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 1,012
Posted By morback
Cleaning Color films from the lab

I felt like trying color again recently and just got back my negatives. I have never seen dirtier negatives in my life.

Besides the finger dance party that seems to have taken place on all rolls,...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 07-18-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 1,109
Posted By morback
Sounds like you're on A mode while advancing your...

Sounds like you're on A mode while advancing your film.

If you are on A mode and you have your lens cap on (or have the lens tucked against your belly), it will do a long exposure (longest 8sec I...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 07-15-2010
Replies: 35
Views: 4,964
Posted By morback
I have a black Planar and a silver Sonnar. I like...

I have a black Planar and a silver Sonnar. I like silver the best, it's more classical. Both finish on lenses are just fine, my preference goes for silver though, doesn't look painted (for both...
Forum: RFF Polls 07-13-2010
Replies: 63
Views: 4,897
Posted By morback
My sentiments as well. I had to have mine...

My sentiments as well.

I had to have mine repaired twice (after I dropped it). The first shop (Nippon Photo Clinic on Broadway in NYC) did a crappy job (twice...) now it's in transit somewhere...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 07-09-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 935
Posted By morback
Original T is manual focus, so no lag there. If...

Original T is manual focus, so no lag there.

If you want 0 shutter lag on the T3 you need to zone focus.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 07-08-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 935
Posted By morback
I'm very happy with the Contax T3 (and I'm very...

I'm very happy with the Contax T3 (and I'm very critical of shutter lag).
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 07-04-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 1,753
Posted By morback
Great steal! If the ZI had an M2 style loading,...

Great steal! If the ZI had an M2 style loading, it would be perfect in my eyes...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 07-02-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 3,237
Posted By morback
Well stand development is 1:100 Rodinal or...

Well stand development is 1:100 Rodinal or equivalent ( I use R09 ).

Presoak 5mn.
Pour developer in.
Agitate 1mn.
Let stand for 59mn.
The rest as per your preference.

It's not a method I recommend...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 07-02-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 3,237
Posted By morback
I Rodinal it, like I Rodinal everything else:...

I Rodinal it, like I Rodinal everything else: 60mn stand...

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4075/4739484100_90e762da00_z.jpg

But I think I will start and move way from both stand development and...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 06-29-2010
Replies: 69
Views: 7,525
Posted By morback
Too bad it only works with a Leica...

Too bad it only works with a Leica...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-25-2010
Replies: 35
Views: 4,453
Posted By morback
Last three are phenomenal. I'd love to go back...

Last three are phenomenal.
I'd love to go back there again.
I've got the greatest memories of that island.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-22-2010
Replies: 44
Views: 6,035
Posted By morback
Great tonality and contrast. I've shot 2 rolls...

Great tonality and contrast. I've shot 2 rolls with it and loved the look. It seems to be a nice sidekick to Tri-X in 35mm. Sharp & rich.

I meant to buy a bunch of it because it seems to me to be...
Forum: Travel 06-20-2010
Replies: 22
Views: 2,868
Posted By morback
ooops...Didn't realize Beemermark had resurrect...

ooops...Didn't realize Beemermark had resurrect an old thread...

Maybe this info will still be helpful for someone in 2010 though?

;)
Forum: Travel 06-20-2010
Replies: 22
Views: 2,868
Posted By morback
There's not much to do in that town, a day or 2...

There's not much to do in that town, a day or 2 should be enough to see it all. Walk around the historic district and then maybe hit the park. The roundhouse is also a nice place to visit as is the...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 06-20-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 3,863
Posted By morback
...which is why I want to swap my M2 for a G+45!...

...which is why I want to swap my M2 for a G+45! Incredible optics, incredible character...(both of them).
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-15-2010
Replies: 70
Views: 9,360
Posted By morback
You can shoot anything you see while standing in...

You can shoot anything you see while standing in a public space without prior authorization.

If you plan on using tripod and lighting equipment you need to get a permit from the city.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-14-2010
Replies: 27
Views: 3,091
Posted By morback
Film loading is actually my favorite part of my...

Film loading is actually my favorite part of my M2 (and the big 50 frames). Wish my ZI would load like that.

That being said I'll trade my M2 for your G2 :D Same digit, different letter? Please?...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 06-10-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 3,863
Posted By morback
You do point to what you want in focus, focus...

You do point to what you want in focus, focus lock (half-depress the shutter), and then re-frame (still half-depressing the shutter)?

The T3 took a few years for me to fully appreciate. It's not a...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 06-10-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 3,863
Posted By morback
Is there more to see? I rely heavily on my T3...

Is there more to see?

I rely heavily on my T3 as you can see from my flickr. It's an incredible camera as I've said here many times. Its best feature probably is the fact that closed, it fits in my...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-09-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1,364
Posted By morback
Hi, Thanks for submitting your website....

Hi,

Thanks for submitting your website. Technically it's rather pleasant and flow nicely.

The first page has a schyzophrenic feel to it with 5 typefaces all at once. Pick 2. I'd chose Neutraface...
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