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Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-04-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 3,146
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I have been using Microdol-X to process my Delta...

I have been using Microdol-X to process my Delta 100, Acros 100, and Tri-x (the latter set at speeds from 400 to 600) film for years and love it! I dilute it 1+3, heat it to 75 degrees, and process...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-11-2011
Replies: 0
Views: 780
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Neat video of lost and then found roll of film

Go to the link below to see a neat video about a male who found a roll of film on the ground at a New York park, got it processed, posted some of the images on YouTube, then was contacted by the...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 02-26-2011
Replies: 63
Views: 6,535
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My car

I bought a new 1995 Toyota Camry in December of 1994 and still have it. The odometer shows I have driven it only 65,000 miles and it still drives like it did the day I bought it. It has never...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-30-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 8,436
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I process Delta 100 and Tri-x in Microdol-X at 74...

I process Delta 100 and Tri-x in Microdol-X at 74 degrees farenheit with a dilution of 1+3 for 18 minutes and I get wonderful highlight details as well as outstanding complete and sharp details via...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-18-2010
Replies: 23
Views: 2,939
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What were your development specifics when you...

What were your development specifics when you pushed the Tri-x to faster speeds?
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-15-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 1,632
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I have subscribed to Amateur Photographer for...

I have subscribed to Amateur Photographer for almost 20 years, even though it is a British publication and I live in California, and I always eagerly looked for more of his outstanding, smart...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 11-13-2010
Replies: 32
Views: 3,597
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It's Adox, not Dox. Anyway, I have printed...

It's Adox, not Dox. Anyway, I have printed numerous Leica-based negatives with over 100 sheets of it in the 8x10 inch size and it is the greatest fiber paper I have ever used! Saturation is much...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-14-2010
Replies: 27
Views: 2,357
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I highly recommend the 90mm ASPH/AP0 lens that...

I highly recommend the 90mm ASPH/AP0 lens that Leica introduced in the late 1990s. It produces stunning images!
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 09-06-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 1,903
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I use a Saunders 670 MXL color dichroic enlarger...

I use a Saunders 670 MXL color dichroic enlarger that I bought 10 years ago new and I love to use it with my black and white Leica-based negatives! I get phenomenal prints when I use the Adox MCC 110...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 08-25-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 1,892
Posted By tbm
Wool clothing and sweet potatoes

Roger, I just received the August 14th issue of Amateur Photorapher in my mailbox here in Los Angeles and I laughed when you stated your aversion towards wool clothing and Frances' aversion towards...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 07-21-2010
Replies: 26
Views: 3,801
Posted By tbm
In 1965, when I was 12 years old, my father gave...

In 1965, when I was 12 years old, my father gave me a new Baby Rolleiflex camera. Fast forward to a few months ago when I pulled it out of a drawer in my rolltop desk. I pressed the shutter release...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-16-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 1,330
Posted By tbm
I process 100 and 400 speed black and white films...

I process 100 and 400 speed black and white films in Microdol-X and always agitate 4-5 times every 60 seconds, and I always get phenomenal results!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-03-2010
Replies: 42
Views: 6,563
Posted By tbm
My standard 50mm Summilux was made in 1983, and...

My standard 50mm Summilux was made in 1983, and last weekend I took it to a public park to shoot a Mark Twain event. I shot Tri-x in my M6 TTL and processed it in Microdol-X, and I got phenomenal...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-16-2010
Replies: 62
Views: 7,164
Posted By tbm
I love creating prints in my darkroom!

My father, a life-long Leica shooter, taught me how to develope black and white film and make prints in his darkroom in Northern California when I was approximately 12 years old. I am now 56 years...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-26-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1,389
Posted By tbm
I started going to the Winterland Ballroom, the...

I started going to the Winterland Ballroom, the Avalon Ballroom, and the Fillmore Auditorium, all in San Francisco, when I was 14 years old, to see all of the 1960s rock groups perform. My favorite...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-26-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1,389
Posted By tbm
A lengthy obituary in today's Los Angeles Times...

A lengthy obituary in today's Los Angeles Times states Jim always used an M2.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 02-08-2010
Replies: 124
Views: 11,308
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Hey, Roger--I can't wait until I meet you next...

Hey, Roger--I can't wait until I meet you next time you are in Los Angeles! I'll bring lots of my father's Leica images as well as my own and we can then laugh and enjoy the magic that Leica lenses...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 02-08-2010
Replies: 124
Views: 11,308
Posted By tbm
I don't care when I die at all. Using Leica...

I don't care when I die at all. Using Leica cameras and lenses most of my life has enriched my life immensely, thanks to my father's inspiration when I was a kid with his Leica M2-R and M3 and 35mm...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-19-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 1,524
Posted By tbm
Two days ago I bought a roll of Walgreens'...

Two days ago I bought a roll of Walgreens' 200-speed color print film and captured images with it and my M6 TTL and 50mm Elmari and 90mm Summicron lenses indoors with my Metz flash unit, gave the...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-14-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 1,171
Posted By tbm
I am currently printing all of my best...

I am currently printing all of my best Leica-based negatives on Ilford's warmtone glossy fiber paper (8x10) and the results are phenomenally outstanding! The warmtone effect is subtle, whereas upon...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 12-01-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 1,234
Posted By tbm
I had something similar to your occurence happen...

I had something similar to your occurence happen to me the other day, and I discovered that the blurring was caused by printing exposure timings of 25-35 seconds which heated the negative. Once I had...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-01-2009
Replies: 1
Views: 2,352
Posted By tbm
Confirmed today: Kodak has discontinued Microdol-X

I reached a male in Kodak's film and film chemicals division this morning and asked him if Kodak has truly stopped making Microdol-X. He put me on hold, checked their records, came back on the phone,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-26-2009
Replies: 20
Views: 2,423
Posted By tbm
Ouch--Kodak discontinuing some chemicals!

The link below will take you to a PDF page showing which chemicals Kodak is discontinuing. Within this list is my favorite film developer, Microdol-X. That dismays me heavily, although I can switch...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 11-18-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 974
Posted By tbm
I discovered the source of my problem this...

I discovered the source of my problem this morning before I read your response above. Recollecting my steps before and during its occurence, I suddenly remembered that I had been making prints from...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 11-18-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 974
Posted By tbm
Section of print not sharp

I'm experiencing a problem with my 35mm T-max 400 negatives while printing them: When I make one print, slip it into the developer tray, and then immediately make another print from the same...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-16-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 1,854
Posted By tbm
Thanks, E.M. I forgot to mention that the high...

Thanks, E.M. I forgot to mention that the high shutter speeds I experienced that day were due to my having loaded T-max 400 in my R8, so had I mentioned that my question would have been revised by...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-16-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 1,854
Posted By tbm
What is the true maximum shutter speed on an M6?

Two weeks ago I was out shooting with my R8 and 90mm Summicron AA and 180mm APO Elmarit and in bright light with bothlenses somewhat opened, probably at f/5.6, the R8's viewfinder showed shutter...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 11-06-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 2,510
Posted By tbm
Inspiration

When my mate and I bought and moved into our house in 1978, I immediately began buying cookbooks in order to learn how to be a better 'chef'. My fascination was primarly with French and Italian...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 11-06-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 2,510
Posted By tbm
Layout adjustments

When I have used up all of the clothespins in my darkroom with prints drying, I put towels on the bed shown in the attached image and place the remaining prints there to dry. With more than 500...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 11-03-2009
Replies: 37
Views: 5,398
Posted By tbm
During the last 50 years of his life, my father...

During the last 50 years of his life, my father visited every continent and captured images with his Leica M2-R and 35mm Summicron lens on Kodachrome 25 film. However, my mother, my sister and...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-03-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 1,558
Posted By tbm
When Leica released the 90mm...

When Leica released the 90mm Apochromatic/Asperhical M and R Summicron lenses, I bought both of them (for my M6 TTL and R8 bodies) and they are astonishing performers! They are great for street...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-30-2009
Replies: 216
Views: 16,509
Posted By tbm
Wonderful news from Ilford for us film shooters!

"Printing and processing of black & white film has shot up 45% in a year, signalling a resurgence of interest in traditional 'silver gelatin' prints, according to Ilford photo. 'There is still a...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 10-16-2009
Replies: 28
Views: 4,347
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What do you think about this, Roger?

I was in a camera store this morning which, last night, started displaying a bunch of photographer Steve Anchell's black and white prints in its gallery. I viewed the prints and after leaving the...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-09-2009
Replies: 127
Views: 9,270
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I took my R8 and 35mm, 90mm APO/ASPH, and 135mm...

I took my R8 and 35mm, 90mm APO/ASPH, and 135mm lenses to a special farm event last Saturday halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco near the California coast with three rolls of Acros 100 and...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 08-19-2009
Replies: 147
Views: 9,861
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Working merrily in my darkroom in our garage...

Working merrily in my darkroom in our garage allows me to listen to hours of classical music, which I cannot do within our house because my mate does not like classical music. One of my favorite CDs,...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 08-16-2009
Replies: 1
Views: 863
Posted By tbm
When I find anything on my just-developed and...

When I find anything on my just-developed and just-dried negatives (other than scratches), I simply put a couple drops of Photo-Flo in a graduate, fill it up with 75 degree water, dip the cut...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-15-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 888
Posted By tbm
Leica M6 TTL sighting

Yesterday, out capturing images with my black Leica M6 TTL and 50 and 90mm Summicrons, I stopped at a nearby Mail Boxes Etc. store to mail a DVD to my sister. I carried the M6 into the store with me...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-11-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 1,356
Posted By tbm
The 90mm APO/Asph M lens is my favorite M...

The 90mm APO/Asph M lens is my favorite M lens!

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Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-08-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 565
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Need rear M lens caps

Going through the cases containing my Leica M bodies, lenses, and other goodies, I've discovered three of my lenses are missing their rear lens caps and this means I no doubt lost them forever while...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-03-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 998
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Ilford's Web site has a printable version of...

Ilford's Web site has a printable version of their film development temperature conversion chart, and it also appears on page 335 of the new version of Steve Anchell's "The Darkroom Cookbook". I've...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-25-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 1,074
Posted By tbm
Handle the newest T-max 400 very carefully,...

Handle the newest T-max 400 very carefully, because it is very sensitive to impact. In front of my enlarger recently, I gently wiped a negative with my clean 5th finger and I ended up with a major...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-25-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 1,147
Posted By tbm
I sent my M6 TTL to DAG several years ago to...

I sent my M6 TTL to DAG several years ago to install the flare-free adjustments and what a difference it makes whenever I use it!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-14-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 1,356
Posted By tbm
Last year I had 20 rolls of Technical Pan that...

Last year I had 20 rolls of Technical Pan that had sat in my garage freezer for a very long time, all with an expiration year of 2004, and when I exposed two of those rolls and processed them the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-01-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 1,170
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Because I recently captured an image at the same...

Because I recently captured an image at the same location of some people on a ferris wheel, aiming my M6 TTL toward them with bright sky around them, and the negative image was underexposed, so I...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-01-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 1,170
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Bright light exposure compensation on M6 TTL

I'm experiencing a mental blockage about this, so I've posted this inquiry. Simply put, I'm going to be shooting some men fishing atop a pier at the ocean in the late afternoon and the sun will be in...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-28-2009
Replies: 1
Views: 785
Posted By tbm
I use Microdol-X, assumed to be essentially...

I use Microdol-X, assumed to be essentially identical to Perceptol, with Delta 100 and Acros 100 and I dilute it 1+3 at 75 degrees and process both films for 18 minutes and get gorgeous highlights...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-20-2009
Replies: 245
Views: 59,625
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Hey, Tom A.: Mike Johnston's Web site has a brief...

Hey, Tom A.: Mike Johnston's Web site has a brief write-up about the new lens as well as a photo of you on the same page. Here is the...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 05-18-2009
Replies: 81
Views: 6,334
Posted By tbm
Here is the fourth image.

Here is the fourth image.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 05-18-2009
Replies: 81
Views: 6,334
Posted By tbm
Baking bread

Two days ago, after making some prints in my darkroom, I made two loaves of Italian Ciabatta bread which were delicious, and yesterday I made two more loaves of sourdough bread from a bowl of...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-18-2009
Replies: 20
Views: 1,669
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I bought a used, mint-condition 135mm f4...

I bought a used, mint-condition 135mm f4 Tele-Elmar M lens in 1989 and whenever I entered Provia 100 slides captured with that lens in my camera club's slide competition via my incredible Pradovit...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-17-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 1,229
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Hey, Keith, Microdol-X is my favorite developer...

Hey, Keith, Microdol-X is my favorite developer for b&w film! Pursuant to a professional photographer's advice, I process Delta 100, Acros 100, Tri-X 400, and other films up to 400 speed in it...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 05-17-2009
Replies: 81
Views: 6,334
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Creative impulses/successes

My mother, of Swedish and Norwegian origin, taught me the deep joys of baking bread from self-mixed ingredients when I was a teenager, and more than 30 years later I and my mate, totally of Italian...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-05-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 1,553
Posted By tbm
Expose your Tri-X rolls at their standard speed...

Expose your Tri-X rolls at their standard speed of 400. Then mix your Microdol-X with water with a dilution of 1:3, respectively, at 74-75 degrees for 18 minutes and you will get wonderful results. I...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 03-25-2009
Replies: 1
Views: 1,860
Posted By tbm
LHSA Viewfinder Zeiss C Biogon 35mm article

Hey, Tom, the black and white image at the top of page 16 in the Yodobashi camera store is amazing in that it contains oodles of tonal varieties and outstanding sharpness and detail! What film was it...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-21-2009
Replies: 67
Views: 5,413
Posted By tbm
My mate and I, happy together for 30 years, made...

My mate and I, happy together for 30 years, made the final payment on our 30-year mortgage last December (our anniversary month), giving us $1,300 additional disposable income per month and now...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 02-24-2009
Replies: 101
Views: 22,903
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How does Beutler handle white tones? I ask...

How does Beutler handle white tones? I ask because I captured images of some people recently wearing clean, new t-shirts in semi-bright sun, processesd the Acros 100 in ID-ll without dilution, and...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 02-24-2009
Replies: 101
Views: 22,903
Posted By tbm
Beutler developer

Tom, I just rediscovered the attached two-and-one-half page article about the Beutler developer in an old magazine titled "35mm and Sub-Miniature Photography" from December 1962. It was lodged inside...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 02-23-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 2,100
Posted By tbm
Yes, Nando. The latest issue was, as usual tardy...

Yes, Nando. The latest issue was, as usual tardy in going out, so I kept checking the Web site and finally found it posted in PDF format. In that format it looked wonderful! It is ridiculous that the...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 02-23-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 2,100
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Tom, I submitted scans on a CD of the WW II...

Tom, I submitted scans on a CD of the WW II images for the first time, rather than sending prints. What I now know is that if I do this again, I had better demand that Bill Rosaeur review the...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 02-23-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 2,100
Posted By tbm
Nando, I, too think it is partially due to the...

Nando, I, too think it is partially due to the magazine's paper, because when I move the magazine into different lighting environments the tonality of the images shifts horribly. Other than that, it...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 02-23-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 2,100
Posted By tbm
Tom, what happened to your photograph?

Tom, what did the people who create each issue of Viewfinder do to wreak tonality havoc on your LOMO image on page 21? By this, I mean the people sitting in the chairs, who have a muddy appearance....
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-22-2009
Replies: 119
Views: 11,320
Posted By tbm
When I go out with my M6 TTL, I usually pack my...

When I go out with my M6 TTL, I usually pack my Leica 35mm ASPH and 90mm APO/ASPH lenses. Once I am in my darkroom, I can raise the enlarger head to create a closer 50mm lens-type composition from...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-08-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 1,460
Posted By tbm
Upon helping my mother give birth to five...

Upon helping my mother give birth to five children, my father unexplainably lost his desire to capture images with any Leica lens other than the 35mm Summicron. Consequently, regardless of whether he...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-26-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 2,747
Posted By tbm
I own nearly every Leica reflex lens released...

I own nearly every Leica reflex lens released below 400mm and if the forthcoming Leica Digital R10 is priced below the horribly expensive M8 I will pull dollars from my savings and buy the R10. On...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-22-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 2,948
Posted By tbm
Yesterday I was with my niece at a mall, in a...

Yesterday I was with my niece at a mall, in a small Bebe's female clothing store. My niece went to a dressing room to try on a wonderful blouse, and I pulled my Panasonic DMC-TZ5 with its Leica zoom...
Forum: Travel 12-23-2008
Replies: 114
Views: 6,239
Posted By tbm
Based on my experiences, don't expect hardly any...

Based on my experiences, don't expect hardly any photo opportunities to arise while you are in Carmel. While there last year for a photo workshop, numerous times away from the workshop I went into...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-23-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 874
Posted By tbm
Microdol-X 1+3? That's my favorite developer...

Microdol-X 1+3? That's my favorite developer concoction! Meanwhile, when you give him the photographs, also give him a small scissor so he can trim his eyebrows before they start flapping and lift...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 12-22-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 1,637
Posted By tbm
I printed three rolls of Acros 100 film in my...

I printed three rolls of Acros 100 film in my darkroom yesterday, an effort that took 9 hours because they were exposed indoors with flash which always takes longer to finalize and perfect at the...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 12-20-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 674
Posted By tbm
Addendum re film curl

I just developed a roll of Acros 100 from my R3A after loading it via the reversed curl the R3A created, and I noticed splotches on some of the image segments which are undboutedly due to developer...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 12-20-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 674
Posted By tbm
Nasty reverse film curl from Bessa R3A-Help!

I love how film loads onto the reel in my Leica R8 camera on the correct side, but my Bessa R3A loads film with the natural curl reversed. Thus, when I attempt to load an exposed roll onto one of my...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 12-18-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 861
Posted By tbm
Re "Saunders LPL 670 handles 35mm-6x7 format", I...

Re "Saunders LPL 670 handles 35mm-6x7 format", I bought the 670 MXL dichroic enlarger about five years ago in order to get rid of my Saunders condensor's dust problem and it has been awesome,...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 12-15-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 1,553
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Take the enlarger you buy to a Mail Boxes, Etc....

Take the enlarger you buy to a Mail Boxes, Etc. location and they will expertly prepare all the components for you completely for safe transfer. I used them to send a condensor enlarger to my sister...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 12-15-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 2,332
Posted By tbm
Very nice compositions, Stewart!

Very nice compositions, Stewart!
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-15-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 950
Posted By tbm
Hitler re analog vs. digital cameras--Hah hah!

Click on the link below to watch an approximately two minute video showing Hitler ranting and raging about the analog vs. digital debate, and guess which format he selects at the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-12-2008
Replies: 4,657
Views: 1,321,972
Posted By tbm
Portrait

90mm APO/Aspherical Summicron-M/Metz 54 MZ-3 flash, Acros 100 film
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 12-10-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 4,553
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Talking Thank you, Roger and Frances!

Kudos to both of you! I just received and read the January issue of Shutterbug Magazine and your respective articles, as always, are the best! Both of you continue to show an outstanding usage of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-02-2008
Replies: 78
Views: 6,272
Posted By tbm
At least once a month, every year, after I have...

At least once a month, every year, after I have exposed an entire roll of black and white film containing either a certain theme throughout or everything captured in one geographical location, I mail...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-02-2008
Replies: 78
Views: 6,272
Posted By tbm
I posted my response on that guy's Flickr page re...

I posted my response on that guy's Flickr page re his coast capture not to critisize him but rather to inform him--to enlighten him--to instruct him about how to capture better images.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-02-2008
Replies: 78
Views: 6,272
Posted By tbm
10 days ago I saw an image on a Flickr page and...

10 days ago I saw an image on a Flickr page and was astonished about how many people applauded its "beauty" when, in fact, the digital noise throughout the sky and the awful blown out highlights...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-30-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 892
Posted By tbm
That image is wonderful in quality. However, you...

That image is wonderful in quality. However, you failed to indicate what camera and lens as well as film you used, all of which, upon being given, would enlighten all viewers. I went to your Web site...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-29-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 1,045
Posted By tbm
When my oldest brother was a teenager, he...

When my oldest brother was a teenager, he borrowed my father's M3 one day, put it in his backpack, put the backpack on his motorcycle seat, and took off. Suddenly the backpack's top cover opened and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-26-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 1,982
Posted By tbm
If you go to the link below, you will find...

If you go to the link below, you will find customers' descriptions of their experiences with nuimerous camera stores. Regarding Broadway specifically, nobody has entered an opinion in years but the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-26-2008
Replies: 112
Views: 18,156
Posted By tbm
I bought Leica's Motor-M (#14408) when it was...

I bought Leica's Motor-M (#14408) when it was released but I never ultimately got used to it and never felt comfortable with its handling. Pressing the shutter release on it always seemed to push my...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 11-26-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 783
Posted By tbm
I have used numerous companies' flashes, and I...

I have used numerous companies' flashes, and I have concluded that what I have been using steadily for the last 10 years, Metz flashes, are the best. I use both 44 MZ-2 and 54 MZ-3 Metz flashes with...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-21-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 1,425
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The first time I used mine was when I was...

The first time I used mine was when I was photographing a high school marching band marching down a street. I was so pleased to discover that I could focus it rather easily, despite their bodies...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 11-21-2008
Replies: 65
Views: 10,554
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Yodobashi would definitely be vastly more...

Yodobashi would definitely be vastly more interesting to visit than, perhaps, a whorehouse in Nevada!!!! How great that they have multiple enlargers and related supplies in addition to...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 11-21-2008
Replies: 65
Views: 10,554
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Talking Film heaven!

Hey, Tom--is this what you see every time you go to Tokyo? (Click on the image icons at the bottom of the screen and be blown away by all the film boxes!)

Terry

http://www.photoness.de/yodo_analog/
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-19-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 1,387
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I prefer the TTL version of the M6 because of the...

I prefer the TTL version of the M6 because of the better compatibility with flash. However, if you buy the standard M6 you can still use a flash successfully as long as you set it for 'automatic'...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-14-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 967
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My M6 TTL, which I bought new, flared horribly,...

My M6 TTL, which I bought new, flared horribly, so I sent it to Don Goldberg and he corrected it beautifully.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 11-12-2008
Replies: 1
Views: 1,072
Posted By tbm
Mix a bit of ammonia, a drop of sink dishwashing...

Mix a bit of ammonia, a drop of sink dishwashing soap, and a bit of rubbing alcohol with warm to hot water and, using a soft cloth and/or a q-tip, lightly scrub the affected areas. I have been using...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-12-2008
Replies: 66
Views: 11,583
Posted By tbm
Re the Leica M8, yesterday as I was visiting...

Re the Leica M8, yesterday as I was visiting numerous Web sites that are authorized Leica dealers I noticed numerous used M8s for sale, none of which were labeled as store demos but there were a few...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-12-2008
Replies: 30
Views: 2,212
Posted By tbm
Where did you have the flash attached and by what...

Where did you have the flash attached and by what type of cable?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-11-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 729
Posted By tbm
It turns out I have three M 50s: a DR made in...

It turns out I have three M 50s: a DR made in 1958, a rigid made in 1962, and the latest version. Now I have to find a way to determine which model numbers are appropriate for these in order to...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-11-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 729
Posted By tbm
The articles, unfortunately, provide the model...

The articles, unfortunately, provide the model numbers, such as 11817, 11819, 11118, 11318, etc, none of which are listed above. Nevertheless, thank you all.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-11-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 729
Posted By tbm
How to tell which lens version?

Last night I was re-reading articles in the LHSA's Viewfinder Magazine from 1999 and 2000 about individuals' preferences regarding Leica's 50mm Summicrons, some preferring the dual range and others...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-15-2008
Replies: 33
Views: 3,506
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Re Dale's Photo's Web site showing the new items'...

Re Dale's Photo's Web site showing the new items' prices, is that a typo in the section showing the new digital projector is to be priced at $14,000? Yikes---if that is, indeed, truly what the price...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-15-2008
Replies: 25
Views: 4,342
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I will never buy a digital M8 because of the lens...

I will never buy a digital M8 because of the lens conversion factor due to the size of the sensor. For example, when I need the 84 degree angle of view that the 24mm Elmarit ASPH provides, it is...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-05-2008
Replies: 59
Views: 6,967
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Talking "Oh, wow!"

Last year at a local small airport a security agent grabbed my Billingham bag containing my M6 TTL and four M lenses (which, of course, I was, as always, going to carry onto the plane by hand) and...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-22-2008
Replies: 335
Views: 205,063
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Here are two images of the cat we adopted in...

Here are two images of the cat we adopted in December which were captured with my M6 TTL, Metz 54 MZ-3 flash set for TTL metering with the 3502 module between both, 90mm APO/ASPH Summicron, and...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 07-22-2008
Replies: 29
Views: 3,052
Posted By tbm
Oooops! I just discovered that my 75mm...

Oooops! I just discovered that my 75mm Color-Heliar does not have an M-mount base; instead, I had a Voigtlander 35/135 screw-mount to M-mount adapter screwed onto it! I've not used the lens for a...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 07-22-2008
Replies: 29
Views: 3,052
Posted By tbm
My 75mm 2.5 Color Heliar with an M mount seems to...

My 75mm 2.5 Color Heliar with an M mount seems to always bring up the 135/35mm frame in my 0.72 M6 TTL's viewfinder rather than the 50/75mm frame. Is this because there is a missing metal component...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-20-2008
Replies: 72
Views: 8,444
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I have an M6 TTL and an R3A as well as an R8 and...

I have an M6 TTL and an R3A as well as an R8 and I use the R8 much more than either of the other two because there are numerous circumstances which require at least my 135mm Elmarit-R lens or my...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-11-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 1,506
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I have the APO/ASPH 90mm Summicron which is a joy...

I have the APO/ASPH 90mm Summicron which is a joy to use for fast street shooting simply by setting the hyperfocal distance in advance. If I want everything all the way out to infinity to be sharp, I...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-02-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 797
Posted By tbm
I use my Metz 54 MZ-3 flash with my M6 classic,...

I use my Metz 54 MZ-3 flash with my M6 classic, M6 TTL, and Bessa R3A. With my M6 classic I use the 'automatic' setting; with my M6 TTL I use both the 'automatic' and 'TTL' settings; and with my...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-25-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 2,704
Posted By tbm
For a much better representation of the actual...

For a much better representation of the actual scan results, go here to see it on my Flickr pages:

http://flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-25-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 2,704
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Scan of negative from 58-year-old Rollei!

Pursuant to my post last week about asking if I'd wasted my money having recently bought a Rolleiflex 2.8A manufactured in 1950, I ran a roll of FP4 Plus through it and developed it in Ilford's ID-11...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-19-2008
Replies: 29
Views: 5,082
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Wow, Vitaly---the b&w image of the leaves you...

Wow, Vitaly---the b&w image of the leaves you captured in Togo is wonderful and it compels me to load some FP4+ or Delta 100 in mine and create 12 test images!

Terry
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-18-2008
Replies: 29
Views: 5,082
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I forgot to mention that in the next week or...

I forgot to mention that in the next week or more, I will load some Ilford film into the 2.8a, capture images at multipe f-stops, develop the film, scan it, and post another message showing my...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-18-2008
Replies: 29
Views: 5,082
Posted By tbm
Well, I should also provide some background...

Well, I should also provide some background information. My father gave me a Baby Rollei when I was twelve and I still have it, in mint condition, but I haven't used it since the 1970s. Since then, I...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-18-2008
Replies: 29
Views: 5,082
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Bought 1950 Rollei TLR model; did I waste my money?

From an extremely reliable seller on e-Bay I purchased the Rollei 2.8A camera with a Zeiss Opton Tessar f/2.8 taking lens, but I failed to research which taking lenses are best. If you have used this...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-17-2008
Replies: 28
Views: 2,939
Posted By tbm
Roger: I am in Los Angeles. Terry

Roger: I am in Los Angeles.

Terry
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-17-2008
Replies: 28
Views: 2,939
Posted By tbm
Roger Hicks: I have been a subscriber to Amateur...

Roger Hicks: I have been a subscriber to Amateur Photographer magazine since 1990 and I continue to look forward to each weekly issues' article on the last page written by you. I also enjoy your...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-17-2008
Replies: 28
Views: 2,939
Posted By tbm
I'm more interested in architect Julia Morgan's...

I'm more interested in architect Julia Morgan's contributions to the buildings than I am the interiors. I love her work! I read W.A. Swanberg's 555-page biography of Hearst when I was in high school...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-16-2008
Replies: 28
Views: 2,939
Posted By tbm
I forgot to mention that almost all the time I...

I forgot to mention that almost all the time I use black and white film. Would using that be ridiculous for capturing images of the outdoor pools and statues?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-16-2008
Replies: 28
Views: 2,939
Posted By tbm
No camera bags allowed at Hearst Castle--what do I do?

My mate and I want to visit Hearst Castle in San Simeon, California for the first time and I want to bring my M6 TTL and my 35, 50, and 90mm Summicrons, but they don't allow camera bags (and flash...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 04-08-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 936
Posted By tbm
Nice images! I love Italy even though I have...

Nice images! I love Italy even though I have never been there. My Web page at Flickr, though, has numerous Leica images captured in the 1940s if you want to take a look at the past in your...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 04-07-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 954
Posted By tbm
Phillipp is correct in stating that automatic...

Phillipp is correct in stating that automatic mode is the preferable method. I use it with my Bessa R3A and get outstanding images!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-20-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 2,472
Posted By tbm
I have the Metz 54 MZ-3 nad 44 MZ-2 flashes and...

I have the Metz 54 MZ-3 nad 44 MZ-2 flashes and use both with my M6 and Bessa R3A. I simply set both flashes to automatic rather than TTL mode, set the flash's aperture to that which is set on my...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 03-09-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 675
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I'd recommend Metz's powerful 44 MZ-2. I use it...

I'd recommend Metz's powerful 44 MZ-2. I use it with my R3A in automatic mode and get wonderful flash images. All I have to do is set the shutter speed on the R3A to 1/125th of a second and set the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-25-2008
Replies: 60
Views: 2,873
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Fuji's Acros 100 which is a beautiful emulsion!...

Fuji's Acros 100 which is a beautiful emulsion! It sings with my Leica lenses, even when exposed indoors with flash.

Tri-x when I need more speed.

Not presently capturing anything with color film.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-23-2008
Replies: 160
Views: 3,720
Posted By tbm
Sam, what technique are you referring to by...

Sam, what technique are you referring to by stop-down metering with a Canon camera and Leica R adapter? Please describe with some details. Tnanks.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-23-2008
Replies: 160
Views: 3,720
Posted By tbm
Unhappy Leica R products...

I use my R8 far more often than my M6 TTL because I often need focal lengths longer than the M6's limitation of 135mm. I did not buy the DMR for my R8 because of its huge price and how it increases...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-16-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 6,459
Posted By tbm
I have the Metz 54 MZ-3 flash and 3502 adapter...

I have the Metz 54 MZ-3 flash and 3502 adapter which I use on my M6 TTL in TTL mode. The great thing about that flash and adapter combo is that if I suddenly want to use my Bessa R3A, all I have to...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-16-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 3,680
Posted By tbm
Hey, Peter, you are so correct about Amateur...

Hey, Peter, you are so correct about Amateur Photographer Magazine! I have been a subscriber for almost 10 years even though I live in California and there is so much to find fascinating about its...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 02-16-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 914
Posted By tbm
This last week I exposed four rolls of Delta 100...

This last week I exposed four rolls of Delta 100 and four rolls of Acros 100 via my R3A and 40mm f/1.4 Nokton multi-coated lens in our house with my Metz flash and got incredible results! By simply...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 02-16-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 794
Posted By tbm
Re 40mm

This last week I exposed four rolls of Delta 100 and four rolls of Acros 100 via my R3A and 40mm f/1.4 Nokton multi-coated lens in our house with my Metz flash and got incredible results! By simply...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-16-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 1,239
Posted By tbm
Portrait lens

I highly recommend the 80mm Summilux-R lens for capturing images of people of all ages. I've been doing that for about five years and females do not run away in horror because it does not enhance...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 12-04-2007
Replies: 1
Views: 498
Posted By tbm
Re Flash

Below is a post I made at another Web site re using flash with the Bessa R3A that might be helpful to you:

My new Bessa R3A arrived yesterday. I loaded it with a roll of Fuji Acros 100 and set the...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 09-28-2007
Replies: 19
Views: 3,467
Posted By tbm
I got that issue the other day and promptly read...

I got that issue the other day and promptly read the article. However, some of the images the author created show extreme corner vignetting, but he failed to mention anything about it. Strange!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-27-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 1,345
Posted By tbm
Re pre-ASPH 35mm Summicrons

Mine, which I bought in the 1990s, has been under the bed in a plastic case in the front bedroom of my house since I bought it used in the 1990s. However, when I last retrieved it, I discovered a...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 07-31-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 655
Posted By tbm
I dilute Microdol-X 1:3 at 75 degrees and process...

I dilute Microdol-X 1:3 at 75 degrees and process Acros in it for 18 minutes, ending up with negatives that print so easily with highlights not blown and shadows maintained. Same with Delta 100. Both...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-22-2007
Replies: 30
Views: 2,682
Posted By tbm
Thank you, all, for your responses. The basis for...

Thank you, all, for your responses. The basis for my inquiry is that I pulled my standard 35mm Summicron out of the large thick plastic bin I store my Leica equipment in, saw that the rear lens cap...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-17-2007
Replies: 30
Views: 2,682
Posted By tbm
Standard 35mm Summicron-M or ASPH?

Based on your using either or both of these lenses, which would you rate higher in consistent overall quality and on what basis or bases?

TM
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-10-2006
Replies: 14
Views: 1,471
Posted By tbm
The best strap for the M bodies is definitely the...

The best strap for the M bodies is definitely the Upstrap, found at:

http://upstrap-pro.com/

I can walk for miles with my M6 and the Upstrap hanging from my shoulder without it ever falling off. I...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 04-17-2005
Replies: 9
Views: 1,674
Posted By tbm
How did you develop the Tri-x at both 400 and 320?

How did you develop the Tri-x at both 400 and 320?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-12-2005
Replies: 8
Views: 1,154
Posted By tbm
I use both the Metz 44 MZ-2 and 54 MZ-3 flash...

I use both the Metz 44 MZ-2 and 54 MZ-3 flash units with the 3052 adapter on my M6 TTL and get wonderful results!
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 04-12-2005
Replies: 4
Views: 1,232
Posted By tbm
I've been using my Metz 44 MZ-2 and 54 MZ-3 flash...

I've been using my Metz 44 MZ-2 and 54 MZ-3 flash units in the hot shoe of my R3A and have been getting brilliant results indoors! Highly recommended! :)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-27-2005
Replies: 17
Views: 1,279
Posted By tbm
Re accidentally opening your M6 with film in it ,...

Re accidentally opening your M6 with film in it , I've been a semi-professional cook for twenty years and store uneaten main course portions in Tupperware and store the containers in my freezer, only...
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