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Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-21-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 540
Posted By crawdiddy
Dilute fixer for film?

I use Kodak Professional Fixer for both film and paper, with the following dilution ratios:

Film 1:1
Paper 1:9

The fixer is the classic stuff, 700g of powder dissolved into a gallon of water to...
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 09-17-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 443
Posted By crawdiddy
I have participated in the postcard project in...

I have participated in the postcard project in the past, but it’s been a while. Is there a thread that will point me to the next round?
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 08-27-2018
Replies: 2
Views: 1,188
Posted By crawdiddy
Thanks for the advice and user experience. You’ve...

Thanks for the advice and user experience. You’ve given me just the encouragement I need to undertake it. I mean undertake the task. If it fails, then I get to undertake the camera body, as it were....
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 08-25-2018
Replies: 2
Views: 1,188
Posted By crawdiddy
Pen F "Gothic" shutter speeds slow

I have a couple of Olympus Pen Fs, and they both have the same problem-- slow shutter speeds. I understand these beasts use a rotary shutter, which is completely different from focal plane 2-curtain...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-22-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 1,522
Posted By crawdiddy
The 85 1.8 is a beautiful lens, not too bulky or...

The 85 1.8 is a beautiful lens, not too bulky or heavy. Beautiful for portraits-- nice bokeh. I would love to have a 85 1.2, but it's pricey! I'm sure it's a lovely lens.
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 09-14-2013
Replies: 204
Views: 24,131
Posted By crawdiddy
I just received postcard number 10. It's from...

I just received postcard number 10. It's from Bojan in Newfoundland. And it is starkly beautiful, I might add.

Thanks, Bojan, and everyone else who's participating!
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 09-14-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 1,528
Posted By crawdiddy
Must be a great tour. I love seeing how really...

Must be a great tour. I love seeing how really technical stuff is made.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 09-10-2013
Replies: 1,091
Views: 208,630
Posted By crawdiddy
These are beautiful prints. How are you guys...

These are beautiful prints.

How are you guys getting them posted here? Photographing the print with a camera? Or scanning the print?

Anyway, it makes me want to do some of my own.
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 09-10-2013
Replies: 204
Views: 24,131
Posted By crawdiddy
Hi Rob, When I was buying postage, I think the...

Hi Rob,

When I was buying postage, I think the USPS person told me international postcards and letters are the same price, assuming no excessive weight or oversized.
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 09-10-2013
Replies: 204
Views: 24,131
Posted By crawdiddy
That's a good excuse, Randy. Because I know you...

That's a good excuse, Randy. Because I know you do good darkroom work, having received a print from you in a recent print swap.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-09-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,201
Posted By crawdiddy
Were these both the same emulsion, and you rated...

Were these both the same emulsion, and you rated them at different speeds, or were you shooting at the designated speed? I'm not familiar with Diafine (I use D76), but I can imagine making a mistake...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 09-09-2013
Replies: 204
Views: 24,131
Posted By crawdiddy
Hello raid, I mailed my postcards about a week...

Hello raid,

I mailed my postcards about a week ago, and they told me at the Post Office that all international postcards cost $1.10. There are restrictions, of course (length/width/weight), but for...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-07-2013
Replies: 9,209
Views: 915,089
Posted By crawdiddy
It's pretty. What's considered reasonable, these...

It's pretty. What's considered reasonable, these days?
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 09-07-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,579
Posted By crawdiddy
I dropped by the old camera store the other day...

I dropped by the old camera store the other day (good one in Dallas-- tons of used equipment), and decided I needed an Omega D2 Enlarger. It's capable of 4x5, and I recently have some 4x5 negatives....
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 09-07-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 4,420
Posted By crawdiddy
Rangefinder alignment can be an issue. You can...

Rangefinder alignment can be an issue. You can adjust the horizontal registration by removing the screw on the front face of the camera. Once you do that, then use a tiny screwdriver to reach the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-07-2013
Replies: 66
Views: 5,900
Posted By crawdiddy
It's like metadata. Sometimes the metadata is...

It's like metadata. Sometimes the metadata is more important, or useful (if you're the NSA) than the data itself. Same with cameras and photography.

Also, we want to support our film suppliers.
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 09-07-2013
Replies: 204
Views: 24,131
Posted By crawdiddy
I have received 7 so far: Don Stephan Adam...

I have received 7 so far:
Don
Stephan
Adam
Helen
Eric
Frank
John
They are beautiful, diverse and inspiring. I really like this project.
Forum: Off Topic 09-05-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 904
Posted By crawdiddy
Hi Roger, and welcome back! That sentiment is...

Hi Roger, and welcome back! That sentiment is counter to the current Tea Pary zeitgeist that All Government is Bad. Congress (controlled by Tea Party fearing Republicans) have forced the USPS to...
Forum: Off Topic 09-05-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 904
Posted By crawdiddy
I tip my letter carrier at Christmas ($20), and I...

I tip my letter carrier at Christmas ($20), and I get great service all year. He brings stuff to the door when he doesn't have to, all kinds of benefits.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 09-03-2013
Replies: 191
Views: 102,191
Posted By crawdiddy
Roger-- I just now see that you're back! Glad...

Roger-- I just now see that you're back! Glad to see it. The place isn't the same without you. And even though we will all "shuffle off this mortal coil" eventually, I like to have some constancy...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-02-2013
Replies: 758
Views: 52,084
Posted By crawdiddy
Hi airfrogmarine, I didn't mean to sound...

Hi airfrogmarine,

I didn't mean to sound snarky. You've posted a bunch of images, each one better than the last. Really nice stuff. You obviously know how to get the shots you want on the street....
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-02-2013
Replies: 758
Views: 52,084
Posted By crawdiddy
Yeah, and back shots as...

Yeah, and back shots as well:
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=97293&d=1378152225
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-02-2013
Replies: 758
Views: 52,084
Posted By crawdiddy
Simon, This has a very nice look to it. How did...

Simon, This has a very nice look to it. How did you do that?
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-02-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,398
Posted By crawdiddy
These are beautiful.

These are beautiful.
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 09-02-2013
Replies: 204
Views: 24,131
Posted By crawdiddy
Hello fellow postcard geeks! I have received 3...

Hello fellow postcard geeks!

I have received 3 so far:
Adam
Frank
Helen

I'll try to observe the rules. But the images are lovely, all very different, and this is a great medium for individual...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 09-02-2013
Replies: 43
Views: 5,007
Posted By crawdiddy
I received a beautiful print from mrtoml a few...

I received a beautiful print from mrtoml a few weeks ago (sorry for the delay in my post).

It's a lith print, and apparently that is one of his specialties. Very nice photo of woodland flora. ...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-16-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 2,825
Posted By crawdiddy
Surprised noone has mentioned it. The 55mm f1.2...

Surprised noone has mentioned it. The 55mm f1.2 FD is beautiful. There are some variations on it-- there's a 50mm version, and maybe some are marked as 58mm. Great glass. Excellent bokeh.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-13-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 1,893
Posted By crawdiddy
Another poster mentioned that M8 prices will be...

Another poster mentioned that M8 prices will be dropping over time. What he didn't mention is that M6 prices are increasing. That seems to be true of all film M prices. You can't go wrong with an...
Forum: RFF Polls 08-12-2013
Replies: 80
Views: 41,965
Posted By crawdiddy
I try to contact print every roll. However, I...

I try to contact print every roll. However, I can get backed up, with many rolls developed but not yet contact printed.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 08-12-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,351
Posted By crawdiddy
Interesting technique. I may try it. However, I...

Interesting technique. I may try it. However, I already purchased a used dryer, capable of up to 11x14.

Off-topic, but only slightly so-- Am I the only person who likes glossy B&W prints? I've...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-05-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 2,144
Posted By crawdiddy
While we're on the topic of fixer, I'm wondering...

While we're on the topic of fixer, I'm wondering what dilution you guys use. I've been using these dilutions for the past few years, only because I found a tutorial online that recommended them. ...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-05-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 2,144
Posted By crawdiddy
Hello Vincent, I have used 2-year-old fixer...

Hello Vincent,

I have used 2-year-old fixer before, without problems. Even if it smells a bit like sulfur. Also, I use the powdered fixer like you do. I tried Kodak Rapid Fixer once, but I found...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-03-2013
Replies: 222
Views: 25,927
Posted By crawdiddy
http://rangefinderforum.com/forums/attachment.php?...

http://rangefinderforum.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=96843&stc=1&d=1375583485

I was testing a Nikonos III. Tmax-400 (expired in 1996) pushed to 800.
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 08-01-2013
Replies: 204
Views: 24,131
Posted By crawdiddy
I assume we're still at about 2 dozen...

I assume we're still at about 2 dozen participants? Probably a stupid question. If there were more, they would probably be in this thread. I'm ready to do some postin'.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 07-30-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 2,061
Posted By crawdiddy
Great shot, Keith!

Great shot, Keith!
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-29-2013
Replies: 275
Views: 24,881
Posted By crawdiddy
You know what I'd like to see? Adolf Hipster.

You know what I'd like to see? Adolf Hipster.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-26-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 2,029
Posted By crawdiddy
HP5+ missing from poll. That's probably my...

HP5+ missing from poll. That's probably my favorite. I'm beginning to appreciate Tri-X, but it was harder to get good results for me, than HP5+.
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 07-25-2013
Replies: 43
Views: 5,007
Posted By crawdiddy
I sent my print to mrtoml yesterday. Waiting for...

I sent my print to mrtoml yesterday. Waiting for mine, but no worries.

As Dr. Frankenfurter would say, I shiver with antici....pation.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-23-2013
Replies: 222
Views: 25,927
Posted By crawdiddy
Excellent thread! Lots of ideas I look forward...

Excellent thread! Lots of ideas I look forward to trying. Yep, I'm a plagiarist/copycat/thief.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-23-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 2,767
Posted By crawdiddy
Yep, me too. I mark the back of contact sheet...

Yep, me too. I mark the back of contact sheet indicating which frames have been printed, and the details (size, as in distance of enlarger head from base, and also print size, exposure time,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-23-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 2,767
Posted By crawdiddy
Also like this ^. Reason for 5 frames per strip...

Also like this ^.

Reason for 5 frames per strip is because PrintFile makes nifty sleeves holding 7x5 frames on a single page. Also, you can contact print that page on 8x10. The contact sheet then...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-19-2013
Replies: 2,578
Views: 497,974
Posted By crawdiddy
From a Buick...

From a Buick 8
http://rangefinderforum.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=96651&d=1374253780
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-16-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 2,826
Posted By crawdiddy
If the Dalai Lama were a photographer, would he...

If the Dalai Lama were a photographer, would he want a camera? Or be satisfied without one?
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 07-15-2013
Replies: 204
Views: 24,131
Posted By crawdiddy
I'm in! I just emailed rbiemer. I love...

I'm in! I just emailed rbiemer.

I love postcards.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 07-12-2013
Replies: 184
Views: 58,286
Posted By crawdiddy
Thanks for reviving it, sparky. I think...

Thanks for reviving it, sparky.

I think there's nothing more beautiful than a good silver gelatin print. Previous posters have commented that inkjet prints are better now. They seem to imply...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 07-12-2013
Replies: 40
Views: 6,202
Posted By crawdiddy
The Focomat Enlargers do look interesting. And I...

The Focomat Enlargers do look interesting. And I expect they are well made (being Leitz products.) But they are a little pricey on the evil-bay. Mostly in the $300 and up category. By comparison,...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 07-12-2013
Replies: 40
Views: 6,202
Posted By crawdiddy
I've been using a Beseler Printmaker 35 for about...

I've been using a Beseler Printmaker 35 for about 10 years, and it's very nice. No frills. However, it will NOT accommodate medium format.

I just acquired an Omega B22, which WILL do medium...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 07-09-2013
Replies: 167
Views: 12,208
Posted By crawdiddy
I'm tired of hearing "at the end of the day". ...

I'm tired of hearing "at the end of the day". Nothing wrong with the expression except its overuse.

What really irritates me is use of the word "socialize" to mean "communicate". For example:
...
Forum: RFF Polls 07-08-2013
Replies: 303
Views: 127,870
Posted By crawdiddy
I don't see why Kodak Retina IIa, or IIc, or...

I don't see why Kodak Retina IIa, or IIc, or IIIa, or IIIc isn't running away with this. They're a little quirky, and some of the Retinas have problems, but the ones that still work are wonderful. ...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-08-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 2,763
Posted By crawdiddy
im w/ u stu

im w/ u stu
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-07-2013
Replies: 158
Views: 95,748
Posted By crawdiddy
[quote=Vince...

[quote=Vince Lupo;2131989]
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8176/8020342579_33426db678_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/direction-one-inc/8020342579/)
Untitled...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-03-2013
Replies: 2,014
Views: 617,009
Posted By crawdiddy
I agree with other posters. These photos are...

I agree with other posters. These photos are lovely.
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 07-01-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 6,668
Posted By crawdiddy
You know, I used to shoot with the intent of...

You know, I used to shoot with the intent of maximizing DOF. I wanted everything in the frame sharp. And I now regard that as a fad. I love the blurry stuff.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-30-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 3,288
Posted By crawdiddy
Yeah, I must agree that a yellow or green filter...

Yeah, I must agree that a yellow or green filter for shooting B&W is a must-have.
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 06-28-2013
Replies: 43
Views: 5,007
Posted By crawdiddy
Hey Erik, you've got 2 crawdiddys signed up. ...

Hey Erik, you've got 2 crawdiddys signed up. Make sure I'm not paired up with that guy, cuz his prints SUCK!

No, just kidding, his are as good as mine.
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 06-20-2013
Replies: 43
Views: 5,007
Posted By crawdiddy
I'm in! This is one of the most fun activities...

I'm in! This is one of the most fun activities on the old RFF, imho.

I've emailed erik. Thanks for setting it up!
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 05-18-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 2,876
Posted By crawdiddy
I agitate by swirling the tank for 5 sec every 30...

I agitate by swirling the tank for 5 sec every 30 sec. A single inversion halfway through. Too many inversions cause surge effects through the sprocket holes.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-01-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 998
Posted By crawdiddy
More beautiful than Demi Moore. And less angry.

More beautiful than Demi Moore. And less angry.
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 11-08-2012
Replies: 35
Views: 5,650
Posted By crawdiddy
I got a very nice print from Zauhar. It's a...

I got a very nice print from Zauhar. It's a street photo from Paris, artfully printed. He included lots of technical details also. That's particularly interesting to me, as I'm trying to hone my...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-19-2012
Replies: 481
Views: 76,323
Posted By crawdiddy
I thought Words were OK in a W/NW thread? I...

I thought Words were OK in a W/NW thread?

I like your photo, btw.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-29-2012
Replies: 109
Views: 27,811
Posted By crawdiddy
I try to achieve 20 C, but I'll always try to err...

I try to achieve 20 C, but I'll always try to err on the warm side, given a choice. I don't like thin negatives. Of course, with Tri-X, HP-5, Arista, Neopan and D-76, there's a fair amount of...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 09-20-2012
Replies: 35
Views: 5,650
Posted By crawdiddy
bump..............

bump..............
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 09-17-2012
Replies: 35
Views: 5,650
Posted By crawdiddy
I'm in also. PM sent.

I'm in also. PM sent.
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 09-16-2012
Replies: 854
Views: 89,289
Posted By crawdiddy
As I recall, Pitxu had some interesting nude self...

As I recall, Pitxu had some interesting nude self portraits. But I'm not sure I have his talent, or his physique.
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 09-16-2012
Replies: 854
Views: 89,289
Posted By crawdiddy
Unhappy Did the last 2 Postcard Projects have these...

Did the last 2 Postcard Projects have these restrictions? I thought the subject matter was open.

I will definitely shoot with film
I will NOT use a point and shoot camera. I'm not even sure what...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 09-14-2012
Replies: 854
Views: 89,289
Posted By crawdiddy
I missed out on Part Deux, and I like what I see...

I missed out on Part Deux, and I like what I see from the various posts.
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 09-14-2012
Replies: 854
Views: 89,289
Posted By crawdiddy
I'm ready for Part 3.

I'm ready for Part 3.
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 09-13-2012
Replies: 25
Views: 2,989
Posted By crawdiddy
The postcard project sounds like the one for you....

The postcard project sounds like the one for you. I'm waiting for it to come around again also. I picked up some Ilford Postcard stock.
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 09-13-2012
Replies: 25
Views: 2,989
Posted By crawdiddy
You pick your print. Last time I participated,...

You pick your print. Last time I participated, the rule was 8x10 print or larger. Can be printed by you, or by a lab. Can be digital or wet.
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 09-13-2012
Replies: 25
Views: 2,989
Posted By crawdiddy
Print Swap-- I'm all in

Hello Mauro,

Yes, I'm interested in participating. I swapped prints with you before, and received a beautiful print of the statue of Liberty, in San Marino! (It's not the French/New York statue. ...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 09-07-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 2,804
Posted By crawdiddy
The film is Portra 400. And I guess I'm cheap,...

The film is Portra 400. And I guess I'm cheap, or else I'd just process both rolls. The lab won't charge me for the roll that's unexposed, so I would only lose the cost of film.

But, owing to my...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 09-07-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 2,804
Posted By crawdiddy
B&W chemistry for C-41 film?

I did a dumb thing. (OK, it's not the first time I've done dumb things.)

What I did was to mix up 2 film cartridges-- one exposed, and one not exposed. I tend to not rewind cartridges fully,...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-18-2012
Replies: 85
Views: 8,832
Posted By crawdiddy
Joe, I think I know what you mean. I'm very...

Joe, I think I know what you mean. I'm very pro-choice.

...can I say that here?

No, really Joe, I do agree that it's satisfying to have a repertoire of gear from which to choose. You can...
Forum: RFF Polls 08-01-2012
Replies: 41
Views: 5,098
Posted By crawdiddy
This cracks me up! I hope you blur theTebetan...

This cracks me up!

I hope you blur theTebetan boy's face, lest he end up in Chinese prison camp.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-30-2012
Replies: 313
Views: 25,351
Posted By crawdiddy
liberal

"Liberal" used as a pejorative. And the implicit assumption that everyone within earshot of hearing the word "liberal" used negatively would agree that it is pejorative.

That's what bugs me.
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 07-08-2012
Replies: 854
Views: 89,289
Posted By crawdiddy
Thanks, krotenblender! I know it's a lot of...

Thanks, krotenblender!

I know it's a lot of work. I'll be watching for Round 3 when it's time. I just found my supply of Ilford 4x6 postcard stock, so I'm loaded for bear, as they say.
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 07-07-2012
Replies: 854
Views: 89,289
Posted By crawdiddy
I apologize in advance if this is a stupid...

I apologize in advance if this is a stupid question. But where can I go to see these postcard images? Is there a gallery for it?

Also, when will the Round 3 begin?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-05-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 3,744
Posted By crawdiddy
I'll go along with xayraa33. I've split bags of...

I'll go along with xayraa33. I've split bags of powdered D76 and Dektol many times, and I've never had a problem.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-03-2012
Replies: 39
Poll: leica glow?
Views: 8,812
Posted By crawdiddy
I say it's front-focused.

I say it's front-focused.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-27-2012
Replies: 58
Views: 4,148
Posted By crawdiddy
I got a 745. I know I have red-green color...

I got a 745.

I know I have red-green color blindness, but the test seemed like kind of a joke.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-26-2012
Replies: 117
Views: 10,630
Posted By crawdiddy
\ Roland-- I love this shot.

\

Roland-- I love this shot.
Forum: RFF Polls 06-11-2012
Replies: 147
Views: 13,126
Posted By crawdiddy
No digital watches for me. ...

No digital watches for me.

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=91217&stc=1&d=1339451206
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-11-2012
Replies: 1,048
Views: 137,699
Posted By crawdiddy
Et tu Brute?

I come to bury the automobile, not to praise it.

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=91209&stc=1&d=1339441638
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-02-2012
Replies: 93
Views: 5,439
Posted By crawdiddy
What do you think? Before, or after?

What do you think? Before, or after?
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-02-2012
Replies: 93
Views: 5,439
Posted By crawdiddy
Oh yeah, un-hunh, I'm badass.

Oh yeah, un-hunh, I'm badass.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-02-2012
Replies: 93
Views: 5,439
Posted By crawdiddy
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/attachment....

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=91078&d=1338687990


Agamemnon! Dude! Can you give me a hand? My legs feel like stone!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-29-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 2,943
Posted By crawdiddy
Bill Murray is cool. Even if his wardrobe...

Bill Murray is cool. Even if his wardrobe choices are dubious, he knows how to pick acting roles. Moonrise Kingdom sounds hilarious.

I'm not sure about the camera, but it looks good. I was...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 02-09-2012
Replies: 555
Views: 56,829
Posted By crawdiddy
I am envious of those who participated in this...

I am envious of those who participated in this project. I can't wait for the next one, so I can get in on it.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-08-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 1,749
Posted By crawdiddy
Last week I went to Target, and found that...

Last week I went to Target, and found that someone has stolen my idea for a 3 legged stool.
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 02-05-2012
Replies: 30
Views: 2,959
Posted By crawdiddy
I just checked out moo.com. Looks like a good...

I just checked out moo.com. Looks like a good service, alright.

Just curious-- did anyone make real darkroom prints, and perhaps glue them onto card stock with the address portion? If so, where did...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-13-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 1,734
Posted By crawdiddy
This is about my Leica IIIf RD ST, and not an...

This is about my Leica IIIf RD ST, and not an actual M camera.

I purchased it when the Guernsey auction house was liquidating the Jack Naylor photo collection.

My Leica IIIf RD/ST (with Elmar...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-08-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 2,277
Posted By crawdiddy
Oh no. A new species of GAS... Canon Magazine V...

Oh no. A new species of GAS... Canon Magazine V cassettes!

Oh, the HORROR!!!!!
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-06-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 2,102
Posted By crawdiddy
Beautiful shots. Do you know the water...

Beautiful shots. Do you know the water temperature?
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 01-05-2012
Replies: 555
Views: 56,829
Posted By crawdiddy
I love this postcard! Very arty. I didn't sign...

I love this postcard! Very arty. I didn't sign up for this project, but I would like to see people's postcards in this thread, as Damaso has done. Please keep 'em coming.
Forum: RFF Polls 12-20-2011
Replies: 70
Views: 8,999
Posted By crawdiddy
I said zero. ...I feel so ashamed. I vow to...

I said zero.

...I feel so ashamed. I vow to do better next year.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-17-2011
Replies: 46
Views: 5,515
Posted By crawdiddy
Hello Battery, I started using reading glasses...

Hello Battery,

I started using reading glasses about 6 years ago, but now I've gone to progressive reading glasses that I wear all the time. No correction for distance. The thing that drives me...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 12-16-2011
Replies: 48
Views: 21,829
Posted By crawdiddy
That is extremely well articulated. I agree. I...

That is extremely well articulated. I agree. I really don't like nudes where people seem generic. No personality. I suppose the photographer may have attempted, and in many cases succeeded in...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 12-15-2011
Replies: 48
Views: 21,829
Posted By crawdiddy
And please, let's see some examples.

And please, let's see some examples.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-06-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 1,220
Posted By crawdiddy
Yes, in fact. Isn't Holga the most toy-ish of...

Yes, in fact. Isn't Holga the most toy-ish of all cameras?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-04-2011
Replies: 66
Views: 4,780
Posted By crawdiddy
Michael, I've seen some amazing images from you. ...

Michael, I've seen some amazing images from you. Very impressive. I know you're concerned about your vision. But remember, it's your brain that makes you a photographer. Your eyes are just the...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 12-03-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 2,019
Posted By crawdiddy
I love these shots, Keith. And you've put Nimbin...

I love these shots, Keith. And you've put Nimbin on my must-see list, when I finally visit Oz.
Forum: RFF News 12-02-2011
Replies: 174
Views: 16,023
Posted By crawdiddy
Hello Stephen, I'm not sure how much you pay...

Hello Stephen,

I'm not sure how much you pay for Web Hosting, but perhaps you should explore alternatives (sorry to state the obvious). Speaking as an IT outsourcing guy, you deserve better than a...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-01-2011
Replies: 175
Poll: 35 or 50?
Views: 33,412
Posted By crawdiddy
I thought the forum had a strict policy against...

I thought the forum had a strict policy against posting Sophie's-Choice polls.

"But they're both my children! How can I choose?"

50 ?

35 ?

...Oh the horror!
Forum: RFF News 12-01-2011
Replies: 174
Views: 16,023
Posted By crawdiddy
"You don't miss your water, till your well runs...

"You don't miss your water, till your well runs dry."

Welcome back, and a BIG thank you to Stephen!
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 11-20-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 3,834
Posted By crawdiddy
I have an Alpex Universal finder I bought for...

I have an Alpex Universal finder I bought for about $25. It covers 28mm to 135mm, and it's a zoom type. The build quality is good, and it's fairly bright. Has parallax compensation dial also.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 11-06-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 4,472
Posted By crawdiddy
Photo timers are dirt cheap these days. I...

Photo timers are dirt cheap these days. I personally like the Time-O-Lite for the enlarger, because it auto resets to the last time you used (don't have to try and remember).

I like the large...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-04-2011
Replies: 38
Views: 4,870
Posted By crawdiddy
Well, Timothy Leary's dead. I'm disappointed...

Well, Timothy Leary's dead.

I'm disappointed not to see God as an option.

...and the 25 year-old whipper snappers should be careful of what they say about John Lennon. Some of us might hit you...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-01-2011
Replies: 92
Views: 10,972
Posted By crawdiddy
I feel cleansed by the thought of people who...

I feel cleansed by the thought of people who REALLY have an addiction. Yep, I feel much better.

Hmmmm, what should I buy?
Forum: Optics Theory - 10-30-2011
Replies: 87
Views: 16,258
Posted By crawdiddy
I tested my Canon FD 55mm f/1.2 recently. ...

I tested my Canon FD 55mm f/1.2 recently. Nothing coming from the front element. When I held the geiger counter near the rear element, there was perhaps 5-10x background level. In contrast, an...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-30-2011
Replies: 34
Views: 3,826
Posted By crawdiddy
A=Vintage B=Modern ...based on higher contrast...

A=Vintage
B=Modern

...based on higher contrast on B, and sharper OOF areas.
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 10-28-2011
Replies: 28
Views: 4,160
Posted By crawdiddy
Thanks for the heads up. Yes, sevo has pointed...

Thanks for the heads up.

Yes, sevo has pointed out an easy way to do this in photoshop. As everyone on the forum will agree, if anything can be done on a PC with Photoshop, then there's no point...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 10-28-2011
Replies: 28
Views: 4,160
Posted By crawdiddy
Noted. Don't feel obligated to participate in...

Noted. Don't feel obligated to participate in this discussion, if it annoys you.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 10-22-2011
Replies: 35
Views: 3,189
Posted By crawdiddy
I might sell my organs, but I'll never sell my...

I might sell my organs, but I'll never sell my Mellotron!

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=89068&stc=1&d=1319304223
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 10-19-2011
Replies: 185
Views: 12,898
Posted By crawdiddy
As they say, "Good artists borrow; great artists...

As they say, "Good artists borrow; great artists steal!"

But that seems pretty brazen to me.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-18-2011
Replies: 58
Views: 6,612
Posted By crawdiddy
Sounds intense, alright. I've never gotten into...

Sounds intense, alright. I've never gotten into a physical altercation over a photo, but I've been told to "delete the photo" (from my film camera), and I've been told by rent-a-cops that I'm not...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-18-2011
Replies: 87
Views: 7,292
Posted By crawdiddy
Photography is an abstraction of the real world....

Photography is an abstraction of the real world. It compresses 3 dimensions into 2 (let's forget about 3D for the moment). B&W is an abstraction of the visible spectrum into monochrome tonality....
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-17-2011
Replies: 55
Views: 5,382
Posted By crawdiddy
Lovely photo. I have no doubt that the deities...

Lovely photo. I have no doubt that the deities love a little spice.
Forum: RFF Polls 10-17-2011
Replies: 208
Views: 27,298
Posted By crawdiddy
Seven: Leica M6 -- Neopan 400 Canon 7 -- ...

Seven:

Leica M6 -- Neopan 400
Canon 7 -- Ektar 100
Ilford Advocate -- Fuji 100 print film
Kodak Signet 35 -- Ektar 100
Kodak Bantam Special -- Ilford HP5+
Kodak Medalist I -- Ilford...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-16-2011
Replies: 386
Views: 53,845
Posted By crawdiddy
Sorry. It's 2D on my screen. Lovely shot,...

Sorry. It's 2D on my screen. Lovely shot, however.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-16-2011
Replies: 386
Views: 53,845
Posted By crawdiddy
I love this angle.

I love this angle.
Forum: RFF Polls 10-16-2011
Replies: 166
Views: 27,220
Posted By crawdiddy
Regularly is tough to define. I'd say in a...

Regularly is tough to define. I'd say in a typical 2-3 month period I use more than 5 cameras, so I voted 6-10.

I seem to acquire new cameras regularly, and I always put a roll through the new one....
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 10-16-2011
Replies: 33
Views: 3,499
Posted By crawdiddy
Very nice images, Joe. No matter what camera you...

Very nice images, Joe. No matter what camera you used.

Looks cooler in Edmonton than Dallas.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 10-16-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 1,647
Posted By crawdiddy
Nice shot, as usual Chris. This is really close...

Nice shot, as usual Chris. This is really close to home, as I grew up in the Texas panhandle. Groom was in our U.I.L. District. Your photos are like seeing it for the first time for me. I lived in a...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-15-2011
Replies: 55
Views: 5,382
Posted By crawdiddy
I suppose it's a shrine, but it looks like a holy...

I suppose it's a shrine, but it looks like a holy mailbox to me. (Is that "letter box" in the U.K.?)
Forum: Off Topic 10-14-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 436
Posted By crawdiddy
The thread you mention (Demonstrating Lens...

The thread you mention (Demonstrating Lens Signature) is a Poll.

The last person to vote in the poll will update the stats (indicating an update), but it will NOT mark the member who voted as the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-13-2011
Replies: 30
Views: 3,346
Posted By crawdiddy
Wood-a, shoulda, coulda.

Wood-a, shoulda, coulda.
Forum: Off Topic 10-10-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 901
Posted By crawdiddy
I'm not a coyote linguist, or even behaviorist. ...

I'm not a coyote linguist, or even behaviorist. But I've noticed that packs of coyotes seem to vocalize a short period after moonrise. Kind of like-- "Let's go out there and find some nocturnal...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 10-07-2011
Replies: 35
Views: 3,736
Posted By crawdiddy
First, I agree the B+W is a completely different...

First, I agree the B+W is a completely different photo. I actually like both, but that's not what the OP asked.

I like the color photo. I like the busy-ness of it, including the distracting...
Forum: Other RF 10-06-2011
Replies: 45
Views: 6,181
Posted By crawdiddy
I bought a Minolta "A" Rangefinder a few months...

I bought a Minolta "A" Rangefinder a few months ago. Everything works well on the camera, and the Rokkor 45mm f/3.5 lens is very nice.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-05-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 1,938
Posted By crawdiddy
This sounds like a hellish experiment to me. I...

This sounds like a hellish experiment to me. I like my cameras enough, that sticking with ANY single camera for a year would frustrate the hell out of me.

But if I had to, I'd go with the camera...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-04-2011
Replies: 3,801
Views: 319,111
Posted By crawdiddy
I took the Canon 7 with 50mm f/0.95 loaded with...

I took the Canon 7 with 50mm f/0.95 loaded with Ektar to lunch at the (very colorful) Cosmic Cafe in Dallas.
Forum: Off Topic 10-02-2011
Replies: 53
Views: 4,912
Posted By crawdiddy
At least we'll be building a "better" class of...

At least we'll be building a "better" class of terrorist. If I'm going to be killed by a fanatic, I'd like to think they understand the difference between art and craft.
Forum: Off Topic 10-02-2011
Replies: 53
Views: 4,912
Posted By crawdiddy
So, if I'm a terrorist, it's OK for me to do...

So, if I'm a terrorist, it's OK for me to do photo surveillance, as long I can demonstrate esthetic value.

Sign me up for Art School!
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-30-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 4,076
Posted By crawdiddy
Well, in the past, I've found most vendors like...

Well, in the past, I've found most vendors like cash. There may be a few setup to accept credit cards, but most are not. :(
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 09-29-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 1,734
Posted By crawdiddy
Chris, I like all your photos from this trip. ...

Chris, I like all your photos from this trip.

I know they're 120. Can't remember what camera(s) you favor for this format?
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-29-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 4,076
Posted By crawdiddy
Funny you should mention it. Yeah, there are...

Funny you should mention it. Yeah, there are some people who won't cross the county line. I think some Ft. Worth people get tired of the perception of being second banana to Dallas. Although I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-29-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 4,076
Posted By crawdiddy
Sazerac, are you talking about Sunday? I...

Sazerac, are you talking about Sunday?

I think I'll be at the show Saturday, kind of early-ish. I prefer Saturday only because, as a buyer, I think the selection may be better.

Other than...
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 09-27-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 2,224
Posted By crawdiddy
I also have a Retina IIa with this same lens. ...

I also have a Retina IIa with this same lens. The front element should unscrew, without the shutter mechanism. Just grip the front element by the knurled edge, and turn counter clockwise...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-24-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 1,782
Posted By crawdiddy
That's right. I believe the Earth is closest to...

That's right. I believe the Earth is closest to the Sun in January.
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 09-23-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 2,656
Posted By crawdiddy
Great photos. Looks like a wild place. Not to...

Great photos. Looks like a wild place.

Not to be judgmental, but these photos say "Eurotrash" to me.
Forum: Optics Theory - 09-21-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 2,683
Posted By crawdiddy
Is that a European grey squirrel? Or an African...

Is that a European grey squirrel? Or an African grey squirrel?
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-19-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 4,076
Posted By crawdiddy
Is that where you picked up your Canon 7s, with...

Is that where you picked up your Canon 7s, with 50mm F/0.95 lens? Nice kit.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-18-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 4,076
Posted By crawdiddy
Well, they call it a convention center. Let's...

Well, they call it a convention center. Let's just say Grapevine has a Convention Center appropriate for a small town/suburb of its size.

The camera show pretty much fills up the room, but that's...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 09-18-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 2,792
Posted By crawdiddy
Is the black P original, or repaint?

Is the black P original, or repaint?
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-18-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 4,076
Posted By crawdiddy
Here's a link to Don's Photo, the show's...

Here's a link to Don's Photo, the show's sponsor:

http://www.donsphotoequipment.com/

I plan on going, and I would be interested in meeting up with some local RFF'ers.

Yes, there's plenty of...
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 09-14-2011
Replies: 54
Views: 11,928
Posted By crawdiddy
Well, I tried again, and I have a different...

Well, I tried again, and I have a different result.

I was able to fit the f/2.8 front element (from the IIc) on the IIIc. Tight fit, but it works.

I placed the f/2 front element (from the IIIc)...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 09-10-2011
Replies: 27
Views: 5,060
Posted By crawdiddy
Even more off-topic, but to me, quince is the age...

Even more off-topic, but to me, quince is the age for Latina dubutante parties.

Quince aneros = 15 years. Slightly earlier than sweet 16. Why wait?

I've never attended one (although they look...
Forum: RFF Polls 09-08-2011
Replies: 92
Views: 16,519
Posted By crawdiddy
And which one do you think is best?

And which one do you think is best?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-07-2011
Replies: 54
Views: 5,692
Posted By crawdiddy
I shoot with what I've got. Go as slow as you...

I shoot with what I've got. Go as slow as you have to.

As an aesthetic, sharp focus is a bourgeois concept.
Forum: RFF Polls 09-07-2011
Replies: 92
Views: 16,519
Posted By crawdiddy
I can't conscientiously vote in the poll, because...

I can't conscientiously vote in the poll, because I have never personally used every type mentioned. I've been called out on this by Keith previously.

I assume everyone else who DID respond, has...
Forum: Other RF 09-05-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 3,205
Posted By crawdiddy
It's a shame that I can't add the "Meh" option to...

It's a shame that I can't add the "Meh" option to the poll. Even more of a shame, since Gabriel's Red Dot glows.
Forum: Other RF 09-05-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 3,205
Posted By crawdiddy
The Palace theater in Childress, Texas. Of course...

The Palace theater in Childress, Texas. Of course the streets in Childress were packed when I took this, but because it was dark, I didn't need to cover the Red Kodak Dot:
...
Forum: Other RF 09-04-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 3,205
Posted By crawdiddy
Photos from the Signet. Liquid geometry: ...

Photos from the Signet.


Liquid geometry:

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=88398&stc=1&d=1315192394


The "other end" of my cat, Andy:
Forum: Other RF 09-04-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 3,205
Posted By crawdiddy
Do you cover the Red Dot ???

Just curious. When I'm out street-shootin' with my Signet 35, I'm constantly being stopped by strangers sayin' "is that a Kodak?," "looks expensive-- was it made in Rochester?," "does it have...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 09-01-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 886
Posted By crawdiddy
You have a point, of course. But as an art...

You have a point, of course. But as an art piece, it's very democratic. Graffiti is encouraged, and by now there's about half an inch of paint on every exposed surface. The ground is littered with...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 09-01-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 886
Posted By crawdiddy
Hello Chris, I'm enjoying your Route 66 series. ...

Hello Chris, I'm enjoying your Route 66 series. Yep, the East side of Amarillo is a little seedy.

I'm hoping you'll have some photos from Cadillac Ranch.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 08-30-2011
Replies: 314
Views: 52,432
Posted By crawdiddy
...left kidney, to contribute to Tim Pawlenty's...

...left kidney, to contribute to Tim Pawlenty's Presidential campaign. :(
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-28-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,530
Posted By crawdiddy
Here's another: ...

Here's another:

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=88303&stc=1&d=1314572859
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-28-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,530
Posted By crawdiddy
...if the panties fit....?

...if the panties fit....?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-27-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,530
Posted By crawdiddy
I found a 35mm f/2 FD lens also. Mine has a...

I found a 35mm f/2 FD lens also. Mine has a slight yellowish tint.

Here's a photo. The lens definitely has a different "look" to it. You can see it through the finder. You can actually "see" the...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 08-24-2011
Replies: 36
Views: 3,754
Posted By crawdiddy
Great idea. Well, we've had an Arab Spring, but...

Great idea. Well, we've had an Arab Spring, but there's no Asian Spring.

Chinese and North Korean Dictators are still firmly in control of their populations.

Dictator or no, you still gotta love...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 08-22-2011
Replies: 140
Views: 34,886
Posted By crawdiddy
Mark, thanks for the response! I think it's...

Mark, thanks for the response!

I think it's great you're trolling the waters here. As you've no doubt realized, this is a very active group of users interested in scanning, and other image...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 08-22-2011
Replies: 140
Views: 34,886
Posted By crawdiddy
Fascinating discussion. I just purchased a...

Fascinating discussion.

I just purchased a Plustek OpticFilm 7300 on the evil bay. Can someone please tell me what features will be missing from this unit, compared to a 7600? I know it's still...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-21-2011
Replies: 117
Views: 12,712
Posted By crawdiddy
No particular order: Rolleiflex TLR Canon F-1...

No particular order:

Rolleiflex TLR
Canon F-1 (original w/ mechanical shutter)
Leica M6 Classic
Leica IIIf
Nikon F
Kodak Signet 35
Pentax 6x7
Olympus Pen F Gothic
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 08-14-2011
Replies: 20
Views: 2,058
Posted By crawdiddy
I like the phone booth photo. I, too, always...

I like the phone booth photo. I, too, always take a photo of any plhone booth I run across. They are a vanishing breed.

Darkroom technique can be frustrating. But it's still magic, and highly...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-13-2011
Replies: 205
Views: 133,478
Posted By crawdiddy
This photo is fantastic. Is it by chance La...

This photo is fantastic. Is it by chance La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona?
Forum: RFF Polls 08-10-2011
Replies: 303
Views: 127,870
Posted By crawdiddy
No love for the Kodak Signet 35? I just bought...

No love for the Kodak Signet 35?

I just bought a beautiful example for about $100 (from Obscura 54), but as I said, it's in above-average condition. And it's had a full CLA. All the controls are...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 08-10-2011
Replies: 38
Views: 6,458
Posted By crawdiddy
I just shot my first roll of Neopan 400 in 35mm. ...

I just shot my first roll of Neopan 400 in 35mm. I was impressed. It lookd as good as Tri-X and HP5+.

I haven't shot enough of it to discern important differences. I would say it looks plenty...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 08-07-2011
Replies: 25
Views: 4,677
Posted By crawdiddy
Those are all beautiful shots. What film? I...

Those are all beautiful shots. What film?

I need to use my 0.95 more. I've never acquired a ND filter for it. Maybe I should?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-07-2011
Replies: 192
Views: 22,923
Posted By crawdiddy
I don't need no stinking dslr. However, I am...

I don't need no stinking dslr. However, I am slightly interested in a micro 4/3 body, to use Canon FD and LTM lenses.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-06-2011
Replies: 3,801
Views: 319,111
Posted By crawdiddy
Signet 35.....

Signet 35.....
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 08-01-2011
Replies: 95
Views: 3,378,169
Posted By crawdiddy
Roger, I enjoy reading your comments. In a...

Roger, I enjoy reading your comments. In a thread with copious postings, I sometimes seek out the ones I think will be more interesting to read-- like yours.

You also express yourself with candor....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-31-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 1,538
Posted By crawdiddy
Wow! I love these Neopan shots. I recently bought...

Wow! I love these Neopan shots. I recently bought some Neopan 400 35mm. For the first time. I just hung up the first roll to dry, and it looks very nice (D76 1+1). Nice contrast and tones.

I've...
Forum: RFF Polls 07-31-2011
Replies: 119
Views: 37,257
Posted By crawdiddy
Yes, I often use yellow or red filters for B&W. ...

Yes, I often use yellow or red filters for B&W.

But, I don't need it for my Canon FD 35mm f2 (Thorium) lens. It's already yellow-ish, and I get plenty of contrast with it.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-29-2011
Replies: 84
Views: 5,707
Posted By crawdiddy
Great shot, Joe.

Great shot, Joe.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 07-27-2011
Replies: 28
Views: 3,225
Posted By crawdiddy
That may be your opinion. Perhaps you actually...

That may be your opinion. Perhaps you actually believe that. I don't know for sure.

However, I am keenly interested in what people believe and don't believe, about many subjects. I consider it...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 07-27-2011
Replies: 28
Views: 3,225
Posted By crawdiddy
I'm a native Texan. In high school, I went to an...

I'm a native Texan. In high school, I went to an evangelical church with a friend, and I was amazed at the speaking in tongues. So, I have seen this stuff for myself firsthand.

Do I think all of...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 07-27-2011
Replies: 28
Views: 3,225
Posted By crawdiddy
It's hard for me to think about fundamentalist...

It's hard for me to think about fundamentalist Christianity among Europeans. It really seems like an American phenomenon to me. Perhaps because I associate it with rural Southerners. They do it so...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 07-24-2011
Replies: 260
Views: 58,018
Posted By crawdiddy
I have a Sekonic L-308 also. I like many things...

I have a Sekonic L-308 also. I like many things about it. I'm finding that I get better results measuring incident light instead of reflected. Also, I haven't had much trouble using it in low...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-17-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 1,173
Posted By crawdiddy
They line up perfectly with sprocket perfs on 135...

They line up perfectly with sprocket perfs on 135 film.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-17-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 1,173
Posted By crawdiddy
The first shot (the one of the 2 Nikons) looks...

The first shot (the one of the 2 Nikons) looks like surge effects. From over-agitation. I was getting this when I did Inversion agitation.

But, the sympton of dark negs doesn't really make...
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 07-09-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 2,232
Posted By crawdiddy
I can't answer your question, but I'm a big fan...

I can't answer your question, but I'm a big fan of the Retina. I presently have 4 of them. The Schneider Xenon f2 lens is wonderful.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-05-2011
Replies: 68
Views: 9,439
Posted By crawdiddy
This is a great shot, Keith.

This is a great shot, Keith.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-30-2011
Replies: 70
Views: 5,296
Posted By crawdiddy
Well, as my UK colleagues would put it-- the...

Well, as my UK colleagues would put it-- the infinity lock is a feature designed to make an already complicated rangefinder even more "fiddly".
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-30-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 2,258
Posted By crawdiddy
In my opinion, the frame counter is one of the...

In my opinion, the frame counter is one of the most beautiful features of my black chrome M6. Jewel-like. The externam frame counter may be more mechanically simple, but it's not as "cool".
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 06-28-2011
Replies: 83
Views: 9,625
Posted By crawdiddy
If the lens was offered by goKevin, I would need...

If the lens was offered by goKevin, I would need to sell a kidney to afford it.

Frankly, I wouldn't care to patronize that particular vendor.
Forum: Off Topic 06-28-2011
Replies: 155
Views: 20,258
Posted By crawdiddy
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thum...

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/2/20/Samuel_Johnson_by_Joshua_Reynolds.jpg/240px-Samuel_Johnson_by_Joshua_Reynolds.jpg...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-26-2011
Replies: 38
Views: 2,473
Posted By crawdiddy
I think you answered your own question. You...

I think you answered your own question. You justify the 3rd Leica by the 3rd kid. Obviously you love them (Leicas and kids), or you wouldn't have thought of it. Go ahead and buy it.

I only hope...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 06-24-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 751
Posted By crawdiddy
I checked the Butkus online camera manual, and it...

I checked the Butkus online camera manual, and it says 1/60 sec.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-11-2011
Replies: 44
Views: 5,897
Posted By crawdiddy
Exactly. I believe it was meant as a euphemism...

Exactly. I believe it was meant as a euphemism for "mainframe" applications or systems, when midrange and open systems began to capture more market share of IT.

There was a time when mainframe...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 06-07-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 5,443
Posted By crawdiddy
Yes. Same cap. Wow, you got a P and a 7 at the...

Yes. Same cap.

Wow, you got a P and a 7 at the same time? I'd say you've dived head first into the world of vintage RFs. And you may have a GAS problem (gear acquisition syndrome).

Welcome to...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 06-06-2011
Replies: 106
Views: 6,220
Posted By crawdiddy
I've noticed that RFF is slower to load pages for...

I've noticed that RFF is slower to load pages for about a week. Yes, it seems that pages with images are affected, but since this is a photography forum, most pages have images.

I'm in Dallas, TX,...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 06-04-2011
Replies: 33
Views: 5,095
Posted By crawdiddy
Looks beautiful in the photos. Price seems...

Looks beautiful in the photos. Price seems reasonable to me. I gave away my Canon P, and I don't think the recipient even cares. I need another one.
Forum: Off Topic 06-03-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 743
Posted By crawdiddy
That sounds like a strange camera store indeed. ...

That sounds like a strange camera store indeed. You know, the one that the OP wrote about.

That would be an interesting thread. I live in Dallas, and there are a couple of weird camera stores...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-02-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 2,435
Posted By crawdiddy
I contact print all my negatives. I develop...

I contact print all my negatives.

I develop B&W film more or less as it's exposed. I don't do actual darkroom printing very often, but my first task is always to print contact sheets for all...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-01-2011
Replies: 156
Views: 18,599
Posted By crawdiddy
Wow! Now that is cool. Is that a Leica? The...

Wow! Now that is cool. Is that a Leica? The edge doesn't look rounded like a Leica-- it looks more like a Canon RF.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 06-01-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 1,821
Posted By crawdiddy
Nice shot, Chris. That's the best bumper I've...

Nice shot, Chris. That's the best bumper I've ever seen constructed out of wood.

I'm also relieved. When I saw the thread title, I was afraid you were going to harangue us about AA.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-29-2011
Replies: 64
Views: 4,089
Posted By crawdiddy
In my line of work (mainframe systems...

In my line of work (mainframe systems programmer-- you know, the old "dinosaur" computers which became obsolete in the 1990's?), there is a saying, that nobody ever got fired for buying IBM...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-28-2011
Replies: 3,801
Views: 319,111
Posted By crawdiddy
Olympus Pen F (gothic) with Zuiko 38mm f1.8.

Olympus Pen F (gothic) with Zuiko 38mm f1.8.
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