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Forum: Fuji X Series 11-07-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 1,536
Posted By JohnTF
I do not understand the change, I am happy they...

I do not understand the change, I am happy they have both OVF and EVF, certainly, longer lenses are not practical with the OVF.

If they want to come up with a technical reason, fine-- it is...
Forum: Fuji X Series 11-06-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 1,536
Posted By JohnTF
Frame lines in the OVF

Lovely, a popularity contest, they did a survey--
My colleague more likely has many more published works than perhaps all the folks who use the EVF-- I knew him when he was carrying three M6 bodies...
Forum: Fuji X Series 10-30-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 1,536
Posted By JohnTF
Waiting to hear--

Friend says he is holding off because of no 18mm frame line-- which is enough for him as it is his favorite lens-- he is a very serious shooter-- so this is a FYI?

I have not seen enough...
Forum: RFF News 09-02-2019
Replies: 1
Views: 1,026
Posted By JohnTF
At Days Inn, I think ;-)

I've been going to the shows for years here, and the hotel has changed names, I think it was a Holiday Inn, etc. So, forgot to post the name--


Come on out, even if for social reasons-- you will...
Forum: RFF News 08-31-2019
Replies: 1
Views: 1,026
Posted By JohnTF
Camera Club show, Richfield OH, Sept 8

Come support what has become rare, a Camera Show--

Sept. 8, Richfield, Ohio, 9:30, Students and Teachers free, others, cheap admission, mention RFF and ask for a buck off, it might work. ;-) ...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 08-09-2019
Replies: 498
Views: 165,868
Posted By JohnTF
Nice work Raid--

Bet the kids have been growing like weeds-- looks as if they have you wrapped around their little fingers-- way too cute, great pose and catch on your part.

Love the whole style, and agree with...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-18-2019
Replies: 264
Views: 23,318
Posted By JohnTF
Godspeed, Old Friend-- going back to Compuserve...

Godspeed, Old Friend-- going back to Compuserve Photo Forum and writings, books and tried to not miss any articles, first pages read.

Am so sorry I could not honor the open invitation, though...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-29-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 867
Posted By JohnTF
Probably from 1840's-- the era of the first...

Probably from 1840's-- the era of the first photos in America-- Daguerreotype tripod-- several people wanted it, and the guy who won worked at the Eastman house-- it's for a collector in Australia--...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-28-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 867
Posted By JohnTF
Leica Film Prices

I have noticed the prices of Leica Film cameras seem to be quite reasonable, the Auction and the Show--

Same for high end film SLR, -- Nikon F4, F5, etc.

j
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-28-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 867
Posted By JohnTF
Thanks

Some interesting kit there-- much from the Columbus Auction the Friday before--

The $3500 tripod was not there-- it is going to Australia--

I bought a few small items-- an Ohio made TLR-- and a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-17-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 867
Posted By JohnTF
Richfield Camera Show on Sunday 5/20

Few shows left, this one is at the Days Inn on Sunday, 10am, Photorama, and folks from around Cleveland-- It's on old Rt. 21 (Miller) just south of the Turnpike-- just south of the I77 exit. ...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-10-2018
Replies: 47
Views: 3,130
Posted By JohnTF
Any news from Iceland Leica users, re: Cosmic...

Any news from Iceland Leica users, re: Cosmic Ray damage ? Would think they would get hit more? Raid, you might get less in Florida?


J
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-04-2017
Replies: 79
Views: 4,882
Posted By JohnTF
Cannot seem to find contact info on the site, no...

Cannot seem to find contact info on the site, no email address? What do you have?

Thx, John
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 09-25-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 3,527
Posted By JohnTF
It''s a use tax, if you are buying it for use out...

It''s a use tax, if you are buying it for use out of that state, no sales tax. However, if the company has offices in your state, you may have to pony up there.

Brick and Mortar stores complain,...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-23-2017
Replies: 79
Views: 4,882
Posted By JohnTF
How is the thickness relative to the original...

How is the thickness relative to the original (paper thin?) covering?

Regards, John
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-13-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 1,609
Posted By JohnTF
Foma 200 is an interesting film, with a bit more...

Foma 200 is an interesting film, with a bit more tonality than other films I have used. Years ago they had a problem with dust in the 120 films, I assume they have dealt with that.

I have seen it...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 08-26-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 1,154
Posted By JohnTF
Am spending too much time on FB, am looking for...

Am spending too much time on FB, am looking for the "like" button--

j
Forum: RFF News 08-08-2017
Replies: 0
Views: 1,792
Posted By JohnTF
Richfield/Cleveland Camera Show 8/27

Annual club show on Route 21 in Richfield, near the Ohio Turnpike and I77 intersection.

And, I did look for the Forum for Camera Shows.

Move this as you will. Students and Teachers free, as...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-12-2017
Replies: 79
Views: 4,882
Posted By JohnTF
Thanks

Will get in touch when I get back, Thanks, -- John
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-10-2017
Replies: 79
Views: 4,882
Posted By JohnTF
Nice work, who supplied the covering? Regards,...

Nice work, who supplied the covering?

Regards, John
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-05-2017
Replies: 79
Views: 4,882
Posted By JohnTF
I have an old project Standard, basically great...

I have an old project Standard, basically great camera, but essentially none of the paper thin body covering left-- would be interested in solutions that work on this guy for mine, it has been away...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 01-23-2017
Replies: 354
Sticky: RIP Tom A
Views: 56,678
Posted By JohnTF
Good Man

I have not logged on much, so sorry to see this, from everyone, he was a good, talented and generous man-- hope that can be said for all of us.

We mourn for ourselves--

Regards, John Fleshin
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 01-04-2017
Replies: 498
Views: 165,868
Posted By JohnTF
Impressive image

An image I would be happy to display.
Forum: RFF News 09-13-2016
Replies: 47
Views: 14,976
Posted By JohnTF
Interesting Idea. All for it.

Interesting Idea. All for it.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-03-2016
Replies: 42
Views: 3,267
Posted By JohnTF
Are folks still selling? a tool for opening up...

Are folks still selling? a tool for opening up battery compartments, said to have the face of Lincoln on one side?

Bit of like the "Solar powered clothes driers", you know, with the pins and all....
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-28-2016
Replies: 42
Views: 3,267
Posted By JohnTF
Roger, David, Tom, and the rest-- Thanks --...

Roger, David, Tom, and the rest--

Thanks -- you guys have contributed to an interesting thread growing from the seed of a simple question.

I knew my Standards, had been adjusted to accept LTM...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-26-2016
Replies: 42
Views: 3,267
Posted By JohnTF
Roger, you almost want to call them "changeable"...

Roger, you almost want to call them "changeable" rather than "interchangeable" ???

Pretty rare, am guessing some folks bought them with more than one lens matched to the body?

Perhaps a silly...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-08-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 3,351
Posted By JohnTF
Good to see your name Roger, been a while-- If I...

Good to see your name Roger, been a while-- If I can recover a bit, I may yet show up on your doorstep with a good bottle of something worthwhile-- potable at least.

Add TSA folks to the dim-- I...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-16-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 1,535
Posted By JohnTF
If you want a tight seal, use Saran Wrap under...

If you want a tight seal, use Saran Wrap under the cap, the others are lower density- I did use water bottles, left some chemistry with a friend-- her mom came to take care of her apartment, and...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-06-2016
Replies: 56
Views: 5,947
Posted By JohnTF
I enjoy my Standard, the plain clear viewfinder--...

I enjoy my Standard, the plain clear viewfinder-- and any other finders I can fit from my collection of Cosina, Leica, and Nikon cameras.

I started with zone focus, and am pretty good with it. At...
Forum: RFF Polls 02-12-2016
Replies: 179
Views: 29,715
Posted By JohnTF
I do not use stop baths for film either, I do for...

I do not use stop baths for film either, I do for paper--

The most recent Rapid Fixes I have found did not have hardener , and I find hardener a good thing in film development, -- fixing scratches...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-12-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 2,113
Posted By JohnTF
Developing film, or paper for that matter, by...

Developing film, or paper for that matter, by inspection will require experience.

I have developed ortho film, mostly exposed by pinhole, but some 8x10 from my studio camera, -- there are a few...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-05-2015
Replies: 41
Views: 7,044
Posted By JohnTF
Moving target

Problems arise when they just change rules, sometimes in mid trip when you change planes.

In all the fuss over my fanny pack, they forgot to check my passport or boarding pass.

I went to the AA...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-05-2015
Replies: 41
Views: 7,044
Posted By JohnTF
More on Carry on Madness

I finally needed this "rule", but my printout was lost, -- I was in First Class yesterday, and they decided at the gate of the connecting flight that only two bags were allowed per passenger,...
Forum: RFF Polls 11-21-2015
Replies: 179
Views: 29,715
Posted By JohnTF
Always good to hear from an old friend, I just...

Always good to hear from an old friend, I just dialed in today, had some issues to attend to.

Hope you still have some good wine down there, keep a cork screw or two in the lab?


Will be...
Forum: RFF Polls 11-21-2015
Replies: 179
Views: 29,715
Posted By JohnTF
Foma had quality problems with MF films and dust...

Foma had quality problems with MF films and dust creating pin holes in the emulsion.

Long time ago, I was doing business with Foma USA, and Misha got stuck with a lot of MF film that was unusable...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-22-2015
Replies: 36
Views: 3,438
Posted By JohnTF
Turns out, I have an album cover, the album was a...

Turns out, I have an album cover, the album was a tribute album to an old friend, Steve Goodman, I sent a note to his manager, who simply ignored it.

I had given Steve images I had made of him,...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 09-01-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 1,131
Posted By JohnTF
Great Film, was sold under several names. Roger...

Great Film, was sold under several names. Roger Hicks gave it a high rating among 20th Century Films.

Regards, John Fleshin
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-30-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 1,489
Posted By JohnTF
Thanks to the members who dropped in to the show,...

Thanks to the members who dropped in to the show, - it was small, but KEH picked up some good equipment, and some goods changed hands, -- film, cameras, etc.

John
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-29-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 2,696
Posted By JohnTF
Someone like Igor, at IgorCamera.com, simply has...

Someone like Igor, at IgorCamera.com, simply has all M's CLA'd before listing,

and accepts returns -- or you could assume you want to send it for service regardless--

Bright view finder with good...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-28-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 1,489
Posted By JohnTF
KEH at show

Have heard KEH will be at the show buying --

Not that many shows , this is a Club show, ask for a RFF discount at the door, and Teachers and Students are still free.

John
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-13-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 1,489
Posted By JohnTF
43 Rd. Annual Cleveland Club Show Aug. 30

This is a club show, only one per year.

Aug. 30 in Richfield, at the Days Inn & Suites,
4724 Brecksville Road (old Rt. 21 just south of the Turnpike)

Admittance is $6, $5 for RF Members, Free...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 07-16-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 3,440
Posted By JohnTF
Sorry Roger, have been dealing with hospital...

Sorry Roger, have been dealing with hospital matters, and not paying attention.

I spent summers in Prague, including an 8th floor walk up photo studio with a darkroom/kitchen-- (right about now am...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-03-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 3,567
Posted By JohnTF
+1 I have a new adapter, but may not find it in...

+1

I have a new adapter, but may not find it in this lifetime, -- found it new in the box, made by Pentax, -- --$15 sounds about what I paid. They should be common.

I would think most of the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-03-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 1,011
Posted By JohnTF
It is the auction mentality, competition, plus...

It is the auction mentality, competition, plus the thought that it is a bit like a "barn find"-- any one who has bought a fixer upper anything knows--

My house was a project 30 years ago, and now...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-29-2014
Replies: 53
Views: 6,529
Posted By JohnTF
I put my F5 on a table at the last Camera Show, I...

I put my F5 on a table at the last Camera Show, I think two people picked it up-- another dealer had one NIB for $250, no one picked it up.

It was much more painful when a repairman dinged my mint...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-29-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 2,533
Posted By JohnTF
It is not easy to make a valid criticism, and...

It is not easy to make a valid criticism, and even more difficult to immediately accept it if you are not invested in the process.

Short post, many do not have the time to read the longer ones. ...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-29-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 2,533
Posted By JohnTF
The criticism you made are things easily...

The criticism you made are things easily corrected, and if the intent of the OP is to put up a worthy example of his work, he can easily correct and re-post.

I believe you can "hide" comments which...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-14-2014
Replies: 53
Views: 6,529
Posted By JohnTF
It help s to have a friend who can actually check...

It help s to have a friend who can actually check the shutter speeds.

It's been a long time since I shot gray cards and checked with a densitometer.

I would think a good scan of a gray card...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-13-2014
Replies: 53
Views: 6,529
Posted By JohnTF
Long ago, before I insured the ones I use, I...

Long ago, before I insured the ones I use, I dropped a camera in the bag, a couple feet on the prism, denting the top.

I did a quick check for x sync, and shot a job, the images were clipped on one...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-05-2014
Replies: 95
Views: 12,195
Posted By JohnTF
Thanks, I was not very clear, what was meant...

Thanks,

I was not very clear, what was meant was they changed the name of the camera to Pentax.

Some were sold with Tower labels from Sears, and of course, Honeywell had their names on the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-04-2014
Replies: 95
Views: 12,195
Posted By JohnTF
Exactly, though some seem to put it at 36mm, ...

Exactly, though some seem to put it at 36mm, mine must be one of the later ones as it has the instant return mirror.

It is said to have some of the features of a Leica III-- Perhaps why it does...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-04-2014
Replies: 95
Views: 12,195
Posted By JohnTF
Roger, In my early days, Asahi cameras were...

Roger,
In my early days, Asahi cameras were imported by Honeywell, and even if you were stopped by customs, they would deface the name crudely with a screwdriver or some such.

The Asahiflex I...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-04-2014
Replies: 95
Views: 12,195
Posted By JohnTF
I agree, a camera to be of best use to me, has to...

I agree, a camera to be of best use to me, has to be with me, and though the attracting attention may well vary with culture, I would generally prefer for the most part to be more subtle. The times...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-03-2014
Replies: 95
Views: 12,195
Posted By JohnTF
Really, too simple and not long winded enough. ...

Really, too simple and not long winded enough. ;-)

Folks also seem to overlook that all but early separate rangefinders are essentially not used to find the distance in common usage, but rather...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-03-2014
Replies: 95
Views: 12,195
Posted By JohnTF
Roger, I will have another look at it, but with...

Roger, I will have another look at it, but with the other cameras occupying too much space at home, it was the reason I purchased it from the dealer who had just taken it in, and it sits next to the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-03-2014
Replies: 95
Views: 12,195
Posted By JohnTF
I actually believe the focusing method is...

I actually believe the focusing method is somewhat incidental to terminology and has varied and derived meanings.

As I mentioned two SLR's with a hump and RF viewer and mechanism separate from...
Forum: RFF News 09-30-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 10,624
Posted By JohnTF
Surprised this was not "moved" to a less...

Surprised this was not "moved" to a less prominent location-- I guess "news" is in the eye of the beholders?
Forum: RFF News 09-30-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 10,624
Posted By JohnTF
If you are patient, or lucky, you should be able...

If you are patient, or lucky, you should be able to get everything you want/need for shipping costs, or just carrying it out of someone's house.

Ask around photo shows, or dealers.

I hear all...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-30-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 2,301
Posted By JohnTF
From what I hear, you are correct. J

From what I hear, you are correct.

J
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-28-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 2,301
Posted By JohnTF
It must have really worn out, some of the former...

It must have really worn out, some of the former Eastern Bloc guys had folks who actually could fix things, not just swap out parts.

Am out of touch with the Czech guys, they sold a lot of film I...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-28-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 2,301
Posted By JohnTF
Thanks, this relates to my feelings about future...

Thanks, this relates to my feelings about future potential to produce quality prints from any source at any feasible price.

j

ps-- when is a good time to market my spare lab balances for those...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-28-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 2,301
Posted By JohnTF
It was great when the snap shooter/ general ...

It was great when the snap shooter/ general photography market supported the niche of what some aspire to be fine and/or more serious photography, but, it was more than a bit interesting when I...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-28-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 2,301
Posted By JohnTF
How the hell is this not "news", but rather...

How the hell is this not "news", but rather fodder to be buried in Film / Developing / Chemistry? (not to be considered in any manner defamatory to those good folks)

I suppose blowing up a...
Forum: RFF News 09-27-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 10,624
Posted By JohnTF
+1

+1, they probably can give you some of their extra donated enlargers?

j
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-27-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 2,301
Posted By JohnTF
Photog Documentation of destruction of film production.

http://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/lifestyle/art/2014/09/26/ryerson-university-robert-burley/16259297/

Am not sure who is left these days? Foma? India? Efke?

Am now part of the problem,...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-26-2014
Replies: 95
Views: 12,195
Posted By JohnTF
I believe I noted something similar? Regards,...

I believe I noted something similar?

Regards, John
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-26-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 4,196
Posted By JohnTF
Play your cards right, and you might have two,...

Play your cards right, and you might have two, along with the kit lenses, the Nikon case, and a brick of film? ;-)

It was a very good idea, just took too long to take to market.

I have some B&W...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-25-2014
Replies: 95
Views: 12,195
Posted By JohnTF
I believe I have a Pentax and an Alpa that are...

I believe I have a Pentax and an Alpa that are SLRs and have a separate rangefinder, and idea that evidently did not really catch on.

I suppose a suspenders and belt approach, though, I would...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 09-05-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 8,513
Posted By JohnTF
Have had most of these, the Fuji 645s are all...

Have had most of these, the Fuji 645s are all very good, the AF 645s are fast enough, and lend themselves to what you describe as your chosen style-- they are a bit larger than the manual focus...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-04-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 1,470
Posted By JohnTF
Reminder for Sunday in Richfield-- I think I can...

Reminder for Sunday in Richfield-- I think I can get you a buck off the admission. ;-)

This club event is only once a year. Should be some good stuff saved up, and some coming up from Cin. the...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 08-11-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 2,910
Posted By JohnTF
Dear Roger, I did reprint that shot, and now...

Dear Roger,

I did reprint that shot, and now that I recall, I left a copy with my friend in England to send along to a friend of yours who requested a print-- from way back in the postcard exchange...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 08-11-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 2,910
Posted By JohnTF
Roger, very nice quick but thoughtful analysis--...

Roger, very nice quick but thoughtful analysis-- I had a local photographer whose work I respected, the kind of guy who seems to be able to go out the door and the moments fall about him-- who made...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-09-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 1,470
Posted By JohnTF
A bit More

Yes , it is the Day's Inn and Suites,
And, I am told there well may be some interesting new merchants, a well known RF dealer, other than Igor, and Teachers, Students Free, plus mention you are on...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-06-2014
Replies: 69
Views: 13,342
Posted By JohnTF
I have you to blame for holding on to my M8,...

I have you to blame for holding on to my M8, Raid. ;-)

John
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-05-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 1,470
Posted By JohnTF
Cleveland - Akron show, Sept . 7

Annual club show, should be a good , Igor runs this for his local club-- at the usual place in Richfield, at the hotel -Days Inn? on Old Rt. 21, just south of the I77 exit for the Turnpike.

More...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 06-27-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 3,045
Posted By JohnTF
I have a couple in LN condition, just almost...

I have a couple in LN condition, just almost retired from shooting, I know I have the R3A, email, or pm me -- I can get a dealer to ship it-- sounds as if it will be less than repair and shipping...
Forum: RFF News 03-18-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 10,624
Posted By JohnTF
+1 Cleveland Print Room

Nice Facilities, 25th and Superior-- they have additional support from local clubs and dealers.

Regards, John
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-23-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 1,238
Posted By JohnTF
Roger, am probably a recovering victim of No. 6 -...

Roger, am probably a recovering victim of No. 6 -

Does the film base color come in to play here?

I recall many concluded we simply printed through that slight density in 35mm, but you know how I...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 12-02-2013
Replies: 43
Views: 5,924
Posted By JohnTF
fyi Boxes of darkroom equipment sold at give...

fyi

Boxes of darkroom equipment sold at give away prices at yesterday's Camera show-- Paterson equipment, etc.

As far as film clips, it has always seemed to me the ones made a long time ago are...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-28-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 3,229
Posted By JohnTF
Thanks for the shout out, sorry I fell down on...

Thanks for the shout out, sorry I fell down on the job, was in Mexico-- spending camera money on Tequila.

For us old folks, Rt. 21 is US 21, it was largly replaced and parallels I77, one of those...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-28-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 3,229
Posted By JohnTF
I heard Dave snuck out of the reception to check...

I heard Dave snuck out of the reception to check out Igor's table at the show-- only a rumor. ;-)

Sorry I missed posting this one, just posted another this weekend though, I was out of the country...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-28-2013
Replies: 0
Views: 1,092
Posted By JohnTF
Ohio Shows this Holiday Weekend

I believe there is a show in Cincy on Saturday, and one in Richfield, Ohio, on Sunday.

The Richfield Show is just south of the I77 and Turnpike intersection, if you are going South, take either...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-28-2013
Replies: 46
Views: 5,355
Posted By JohnTF
Confession is good for the soul Roger. I...

Confession is good for the soul Roger.

I messed up some E4 when I had reused a bottle that had a silver deposit and the silver embedded itself in only one roll in the tank. Sent it to Kodak, they...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-28-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 1,016
Posted By JohnTF
I believe they have a current exhibit of several...

I believe they have a current exhibit of several photographers up.

Regards, John
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-28-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 4,799
Posted By JohnTF
Keith, I was actually thinking the same, I saw a...

Keith, I was actually thinking the same, I saw a very well done copy in Prague years ago, the condition was too good, the shop was honest, but it was the best fake I had seen.

Hey, I thought this...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-27-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 4,799
Posted By JohnTF
Not a record, but still, one of four made-

Interesting Leica of Note-- Only one known?

http://news.yahoo.com/rare-leica-camera-sells-620-000-hong-kong-131557265.html

Regards, John

Photo: ...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-14-2013
Replies: 46
Views: 5,355
Posted By JohnTF
I believe most people who aspire to archival...

I believe most people who aspire to archival processing use a stronger fix for paper with two non hardening fixing baths, -- one sheet of 8x10 roughly equals one roll of film. I also have a water...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 11-11-2013
Replies: 498
Views: 165,868
Posted By JohnTF
Three winners -- thanks for catching them--...

Three winners -- thanks for catching them--

Regards, John
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-09-2013
Replies: 46
Views: 5,355
Posted By JohnTF
Ask a local school. The supply room had had a...

Ask a local school. The supply room had had a standing order for acids, far more than they required, - had 15 gallons of glacial acetic -- they sometimes have to pay to have it removed, should last...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-08-2013
Replies: 46
Views: 5,355
Posted By JohnTF
DO should be greater in cold water, but is...

DO should be greater in cold water, but is perhaps not much of an issue in developer life, nor is a bit of air left in the bottle, the big problem is that caps leak air, and unless you put Saran Wrap...
Forum: Other RF 11-03-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,325
Posted By JohnTF
I found I printed most of my 6x9 negatives full...

I found I printed most of my 6x9 negatives full frame, though I recall cropping one in half for some prints, and still had a lot of negative to produce a good size print.

Regards, John
Forum: Other RF 10-31-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,325
Posted By JohnTF
Always preferred the 6x9 -- though I use a Fuji, ...

Always preferred the 6x9 -- though I use a Fuji, the only problem was back in the day, the pro processor could not handle the size, so I ended up printing myself-- great sizes.

Not much of a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-31-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 6,822
Posted By JohnTF
About the time the Exacta was being made, one of...

About the time the Exacta was being made, one of the magazines tested most of the lenses available in the P6 mounts, and found the CZJ to be exceptional once stopped down by one or more stops? The...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 10-27-2013
Replies: 43
Views: 5,924
Posted By JohnTF
Not supposed to happen, try again. ;-) I think...

Not supposed to happen, try again. ;-)

I think a few years back I posted a link from my friend Jan in Germany that was page after page of films, developers, and times.

You will find your own...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 10-22-2013
Replies: 63
Views: 8,635
Posted By JohnTF
As to lenses, I had shot thousands of frames with...

As to lenses, I had shot thousands of frames with several cameras before I bought a new F2 with 1.4 50mm, - probably the biggest difference I ever saw in image quality, really jumped out at me. ...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 10-22-2013
Replies: 43
Views: 5,924
Posted By JohnTF
If you find a large photo timer, it will probably...

If you find a large photo timer, it will probably be $5-$25 used, you easily see it from a distance, two of mine are hanging up-- easy to set, large face, -- you will come to the point where you...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 10-21-2013
Replies: 43
Views: 5,924
Posted By JohnTF
I use a mix of items, and it's funny how you find...

I use a mix of items, and it's funny how you find certain items you just find to be better than others.

I really should have stocked up on the old Kodak wooden film clips -- idealized clothes...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-20-2013
Replies: 96
Views: 11,690
Posted By JohnTF
The same way HCB did. ;-) Zone focusing can...

The same way HCB did. ;-)

Zone focusing can be quite accurate with practice, and as my first 35mm camera had no RF, I got a bit--

Of course today I prefer AF, but there are lenses I have that...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 10-20-2013
Replies: 43
Views: 5,924
Posted By JohnTF
Long post, but I have lots of experience with these tanks, etc.

Have used Paterson tanks for 50 years, going back to used Major One Model days, basically they have used reels that interchange for the last two or three models.

I have kept everything clean with...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-10-2013
Replies: 96
Views: 11,690
Posted By JohnTF
Keith, am getting to be that age when I need to...

Keith, am getting to be that age when I need to clear out, but I am guessing this one would be the last one to go for you? Though I am always impresed with the kit you choose to take to the field. ...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-08-2013
Replies: 96
Views: 11,690
Posted By JohnTF
35035 Erik, but I may have an older conversion,...

35035 Erik, but I may have an older conversion, have noticed your avatar.

John
Forum: Large Format Film RF 10-08-2013
Replies: 38
Views: 4,776
Posted By JohnTF
So that's what my pal was saying in Cleethorpes? ...

So that's what my pal was saying in Cleethorpes?

J
Forum: Large Format Film RF 10-08-2013
Replies: 38
Views: 4,776
Posted By JohnTF
I've know some rather obsessive friends who after...

I've know some rather obsessive friends who after exhaustive (one year) testing, gray cards, densitometers, etc., concluded the only even processing of sheet films was with a soft paint brush loaded...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-06-2013
Replies: 96
Views: 11,690
Posted By JohnTF
Younger, but still nice. Probably better than ...

Younger, but still nice. Probably better than my knees. ;-) I may have a Standard conversion that might be older?

John
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-04-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,685
Posted By JohnTF
You would find the prism finder much brighter,...

You would find the prism finder much brighter, but heavier.

As I said, the two pin alignment system was used on several models, just don't recall which interchange-- it may well be listed on the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-04-2013
Replies: 81
Views: 5,472
Posted By JohnTF
I get the feeling at athletic events it was more...

I get the feeling at athletic events it was more marketing, if you see acres of white lenses, you know you are not looking at Nikons.

Regards, John
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-04-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 3,012
Posted By JohnTF
I would hope Kir Royal made with the widow...

I would hope Kir Royal made with the widow Clicquot? You put a brick on your egg? ;-)

Have heard the T Shirt thing before, normally qualified by using very well worn and washed many times/ ready...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-27-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 3,012
Posted By JohnTF
I repeat myself, but, I gave a friend a Tamron...

I repeat myself, but, I gave a friend a Tamron zoom for a Nikon, some wide range lens, and the lens was dropped without its filter on to a rock which produced a 40mm very deep gouge, about 1mm...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-25-2013
Replies: 81
Views: 5,472
Posted By JohnTF
Hey, we have the North Coast. ;-) Last summer...

Hey, we have the North Coast. ;-)

Last summer was nice, this year, not so nice. I accept the blame that I just do not work at shooting as much here.

Seems a couple of better photographers...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 09-25-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 2,890
Posted By JohnTF
Sure it is, if you count the clicks to load, or...

Sure it is, if you count the clicks to load, or apply the correct Avoirdupois to Metric conversion. ;-) Don't forget to adjust for the short rolls and the 220?

I recall the instruction booklet...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-24-2013
Replies: 81
Views: 5,472
Posted By JohnTF
Or having a woman with you, or a local speaking...

Or having a woman with you, or a local speaking the language.

Most of the sinister , bad motives, seem to be fanned recently by what passes for media in the US. I shoot little here, perhaps it is...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-24-2013
Replies: 81
Views: 5,472
Posted By JohnTF
At least you are ready. ;-) Nice shots, I...

At least you are ready. ;-)

Nice shots, I sometimes like very much the lower perspective of TLR or MF SLR images. I even enjoyed my Pentacon 6 days when I would buy one and use it while in Prague...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-24-2013
Replies: 81
Views: 5,472
Posted By JohnTF
Roger, I really never did, feeling that wear on...

Roger,

I really never did, feeling that wear on equipment was far less important than capturing an image, but the more recent reality is, I do find cameras I prefer more after I try them, and I...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-24-2013
Replies: 81
Views: 5,472
Posted By JohnTF
Roger, who was it who used to say there was "no...

Roger, who was it who used to say there was "no such thing as a scruffy Leica, just some more experienced" Am afraid it was a long time ago in a forum far far away?

My long time shop drop shipped...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-24-2013
Replies: 81
Views: 5,472
Posted By JohnTF
Where you are shooting matters, I went out with...

Where you are shooting matters, I went out with an excellent Mexican artist, Florencio Pozias, and he used SLRs with various non stealthy lenses, while I was shooting G2s and sometimes an M7 with...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-24-2013
Replies: 81
Views: 5,472
Posted By JohnTF
Couple of reasons for tape and camera color. I...

Couple of reasons for tape and camera color.

I bought two Nikon Fs which had been taped and were in perfect condition, the guy had taped them for use in the Arctic, and had them serviced each...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-21-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,685
Posted By JohnTF
Some of the grips fit more than one Mamiya, --...

Some of the grips fit more than one Mamiya, -- most of my C330s shots were with flash, so I used a Metz flash bracket as my "grip".

With the 645 , I always used a grip.

Mostly a matter of...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-18-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 5,094
Posted By JohnTF
We never had any problems with 35mm, the 200...

We never had any problems with 35mm, the 200 speed seemed to have about a half to one more tonal step-- I keep some frozen--

Of course Kodak had a hissy fit about T in the name T200, and threatened...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-18-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 3,481
Posted By JohnTF
Roger, I had bad luck with some Agfachrome from...

Roger, I had bad luck with some Agfachrome from the 80's, obviously processed by Agfa in NJ? (was included). I was traveling west, and remembered the vivid reds from old Agfachrome, so I gave 30...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-16-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 5,094
Posted By JohnTF
Sad state of affairs, Foma used to ? have a huge...

Sad state of affairs, Foma used to ? have a huge problem with dust in their MF films, 35 mm was fine-- and they stuck their then US importer with a large batch.

I have not seen much discussion on...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-16-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 5,094
Posted By JohnTF
Assuming they did not offer to compensate for the...

Assuming they did not offer to compensate for the poor product?

FWIW, the one time it happened to me, it was an "expensive" film. However, it seemed to be a rare event, and truly if I had not...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-16-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 5,094
Posted By JohnTF
I suppose That's good to know, I should toss in a...

I suppose That's good to know, I should toss in a few X Ray badges with my film, - am aware they were making very fast high silver film, but have not had an x ray in years that involved film-- one...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-15-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 5,094
Posted By JohnTF
I believe I said that I "thought"-- Past Tense, ...

I believe I said that I "thought"-- Past Tense, perhaps you misunderstand me. I had heard from others about a batch of European films which somehow transferred the numbers and other markings to...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-15-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 5,094
Posted By JohnTF
Years back I had the backing paper markings...

Years back I had the backing paper markings transfer in, I believe, Agfa APX, -- just lovely spending a month shooting in Europe and coming home to spoiled film-- it showed mostly in the skies-- I...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 09-14-2013
Replies: 84
Views: 10,444
Posted By JohnTF
I used to be a pretty good printer in B&W and...

I used to be a pretty good printer in B&W and RA4. I had 5000 sheets of paper I liked custom coated on heavy stock and I imported it to the US from Brno--

When I first went to the Czech Republic,...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 09-13-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 2,979
Posted By JohnTF
Have not looked, but Igor at www.igorcamera.com...

Have not looked, but Igor at www.igorcamera.com might be a good source, he has been partial to the lenses for the G series.

He ships world wide-- but I realize that shipping and customs can be a...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-11-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,638
Posted By JohnTF
Interesting work, the book should be even better....

Interesting work, the book should be even better.

Regards, John
Forum: Zeiss Contax 09-11-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 2,979
Posted By JohnTF
28- great lens, 35 too close to 45, -- 28 works...

28- great lens, 35 too close to 45, -- 28 works well close in too.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-05-2013
Replies: 189
Views: 43,409
Posted By JohnTF
I found years ago that a lot of kit are ruined by...

I found years ago that a lot of kit are ruined by compulsive improper cleaning, and now am likely to offer a lens to one of my expert friends with a lot of experience to clean them. Modern hard...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-05-2013
Replies: 89
Views: 11,819
Posted By JohnTF
Perhaps just in time?

At last Sunday's show in Richfield Ohio, an annual Club show. If you're looking for the M7, I grabbed that one. ;-)

Regards, John
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-03-2013
Replies: 189
Views: 43,409
Posted By JohnTF
Nice looking set Dave. ;-) J

Nice looking set Dave. ;-)

J
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-29-2013
Replies: 48
Views: 4,194
Posted By JohnTF
A good friend in Atlanta is many times more tech...

A good friend in Atlanta is many times more tech savvy than I am, he has had some very underexposed Kodachrome slides -- which he scanned several passes and was quite surprised at the detail and...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-29-2013
Replies: 49
Views: 3,755
Posted By JohnTF
Having a folder in your pocket gave you a lot of...

Having a folder in your pocket gave you a lot of negative for the convenient size, I think I printed a lot of old family negatives which were certainly shot with folding cameras.

No Fuji Cameras...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-28-2013
Replies: 49
Views: 3,755
Posted By JohnTF
Vince, I agree and have owned and used many of...

Vince, I agree and have owned and used many of your choices.

If I look around, who knows what is there, I may yet ?

It did not state only still cameras?, we sure used many rolls of Kodachrome,...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-28-2013
Replies: 49
Views: 3,755
Posted By JohnTF
A new book project? John

A new book project?

John
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-28-2013
Replies: 49
Views: 3,755
Posted By JohnTF
Roger, I was thinking along some of the same...

Roger, I was thinking along some of the same lines, I was a kid when I started, and we certainly could not afford magazines to even read about the "best" cameras-- and by High School graduation I had...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-27-2013
Replies: 49
Views: 3,755
Posted By JohnTF
I added the M3 and Graflex, as did Igor + he...

I added the M3 and Graflex, as did Igor + he added Deardorff.

I also thought of my Avatar?


It seemed to be thrown together a bit.

Good for a chuckle or two?

True, a list of the most...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-27-2013
Replies: 49
Views: 3,755
Posted By JohnTF
Should start some arguments? Top 50 Cameras?

Interesting choices, I think most might disagree on a few left out?

http://www.photographymonthly.com/magazine/2010/50-greatest-cameras-of-all-time

Regards, John
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 08-24-2013
Replies: 191
Views: 102,191
Posted By JohnTF
Roger, hope you frame all of these. Regards,...

Roger, hope you frame all of these.

Regards, John
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 08-17-2013
Replies: 191
Views: 102,191
Posted By JohnTF
Roger, pleasantly redundantly , welcome back....

Roger, pleasantly redundantly , welcome back.

Thought you were up at Camp Perry and did not give me a ring?

You know, the 1000 yard M1911?

Regards, John
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-14-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 4,423
Posted By JohnTF
My policy came up for renewal this week, the part...

My policy came up for renewal this week, the part with my cameras et. al. has "Inland Marine" at the top of the page.

"Rider" is a common term as well.

John
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 08-14-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 2,165
Posted By JohnTF
Josef Sudek had an incredible body of work,...

Josef Sudek had an incredible body of work, especially considering the times he lived, and the fact he lost one arm in the Great War.

I bought the last two portfolios offered at a gallery...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-14-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 4,423
Posted By JohnTF
Yes, I even had an insurance claim for Leica to...

Yes, I even had an insurance claim for Leica to repair and re-engrave a new camera top to match the camera and repair a few others. That said, I have avoided claims for years, I do not file claims...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-14-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 4,423
Posted By JohnTF
You need an Inland Marine Policy, not all home...

You need an Inland Marine Policy, not all home owner's insurance offers them.

It is a separate page , in common terms it is sometimes called a "Rider".

Allstate, IMO, have had a long history of...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 08-13-2013
Replies: 191
Views: 102,191
Posted By JohnTF
No, I am far from the inside track of the...

No, I am far from the inside track of the politics here.

I quite normally try to qualify statements that I do not know to be true, and I thought the qualification was implied and the statement...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 08-12-2013
Replies: 191
Views: 102,191
Posted By JohnTF
Roger is a touch stone for RF knowledge, and a...

Roger is a touch stone for RF knowledge, and a large part of the reason I came to this forum.

I would prefer he be politely invited back by the folks involved.

Not that my presence is of any...
Forum: Fuji X Series 08-12-2013
Replies: 32
Views: 4,978
Posted By JohnTF
Have had good experience with Fuji repair, though...

Have had good experience with Fuji repair, though the last was 15 years ago, a dropped camera, -- fast return, reasonable price.

John
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 08-12-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,351
Posted By JohnTF
School was tossing out the steel Seal weights,...

School was tossing out the steel Seal weights, and basically gave away the dry mount presses. I thought it was interesting that one of our IT guys used to work for Seal, opening and removing the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-06-2013
Replies: 53
Views: 5,535
Posted By JohnTF
Can the meter be adjusted for the replacement? ...

Can the meter be adjusted for the replacement?

The repair folks I use adjust any camera I send with the older mercury batteries to use the current size replacement, it's included with the CLA. ...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-06-2013
Replies: 53
Views: 5,535
Posted By JohnTF
ebay can be a bit of a mine field, ...

ebay can be a bit of a mine field, CampusCameraOhio put up a nice M this week, M3 as I recall with documentation and original warranty cards, factory service, boxes etc. , but it may have sold....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-01-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 1,281
Posted By JohnTF
Well, Fortunately, the UK Kodachrome came with...

Well, Fortunately, the UK Kodachrome came with Kodak Processing Mailers included. ;-)

Regards, John
Forum: Fuji X Series 07-29-2013
Replies: 32
Views: 4,978
Posted By JohnTF
I am fairly hopeful a complete disassembly,...

I am fairly hopeful a complete disassembly, inspection, and cleaning of any salt would likely be possible, depending on how the camera was designed.

The salt water in my friend's new Nikon 6006 I...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-28-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 4,833
Posted By JohnTF
The Flexared line looks impressively designed and...

The Flexared line looks impressively designed and built, I really do not know why they suffered so much sitting around, I would suspect the lubricants in the Totalaritian days?

Meopta made tons of...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 07-28-2013
Replies: 48
Views: 12,693
Posted By JohnTF
Thanks so much, I believe I have another posted...

Thanks so much, I believe I have another posted from the same day of the Charles Bridge. Prints are about 5x7, on Czech Neobrom paper.

I made the pinhole from .002 or .003 brass shim stock mounted...
Forum: Fuji X Series 07-28-2013
Replies: 32
Views: 4,978
Posted By JohnTF
The repair may not be as bad as you think, they...

The repair may not be as bad as you think, they often charge a certain amount regardless, I have a feeling you will get your $$ worth.

I ruined a new Nikon with a few drops of water from a swell,...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 07-24-2013
Replies: 48
Views: 12,693
Posted By JohnTF
Waterfalls work well and rivers. and I have a...

Waterfalls work well and rivers. and I have a couple in my gallery shot in Prague, one with Swans by the river, who remained relatively still for the 30 second exposure.

John
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-24-2013
Replies: 119
Views: 30,456
Posted By JohnTF
Very pleasant guy, we chewed the fat for about 30...

Very pleasant guy, we chewed the fat for about 30 minutes, very likely the same guy as I believe he said there were only a couple of guys working in the BW realm at the time.

He knew Herb...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-24-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 4,354
Posted By JohnTF
Bring it over to the "Old Folks" pool-- or are...

Bring it over to the "Old Folks" pool-- or are you enjoying the view at the other? ;-)

Another box in the attic project, need a few parts and some skills-- maybe I will send them off to be...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-24-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 4,833
Posted By JohnTF
It is impressive when you go in to the FotoSkoda...

It is impressive when you go in to the FotoSkoda shop in Prague, and see the old framed posters for various cameras, and right among the Rollei and Leica pedigrees you see the Flexarets.

John
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-24-2013
Replies: 119
Views: 30,456
Posted By JohnTF
I spoke by phone with an Agfa tech guy, obviously...

I spoke by phone with an Agfa tech guy, obviously years ago,-- nice conversation, but I had gotten some bad times, he admitted there was bad data published, was trying to correct, and sent me a bunch...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-23-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 4,833
Posted By JohnTF
I sense your disappointment in the lack of...

I sense your disappointment in the lack of malfunction, I can send you some problem children if it helps. ;-)

And, I do have a VI or VII with a custom well fitted Kiev prism on top, the meter...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-23-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 4,354
Posted By JohnTF
Something to what you say, in the US, I used to...

Something to what you say, in the US, I used to walk out on the porch to check the meters in the odd camera, pointing at the sky, and I later heard there were "rumors" I was photographing kids--...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-20-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 4,833
Posted By JohnTF
Am sure you are not the first person here abouts...

Am sure you are not the first person here abouts to learn that -- Nikon had a "show" of new stuff, sent their ace repair guys to do a quick cleaning and testing of any and all things Nikon.

I...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 07-20-2013
Replies: 48
Views: 12,693
Posted By JohnTF
A contact print was always the best. I shot...

A contact print was always the best.
I shot some pinhole on 8x10, and it was possible to mistake it for a lens image.

I know I have seen accounts of combination lens/pinhole cameras from the...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-17-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 4,833
Posted By JohnTF
I was looking over dozens of them in Prague,...

I was looking over dozens of them in Prague, quite a few had broken mirrors, and I do not think there is any way to clean the early front silver mirrors, I discovered this in my youth, cleaning...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-17-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 4,833
Posted By JohnTF
Right, I was looking at one just as I was typing...

Right, I was looking at one just as I was typing that, it should read the VI and VII were the ones folks were looking for as shooters, I have put a lot of thought about Flexarets in to the "Do not...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-16-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 4,833
Posted By JohnTF
I think the lubricants from that time and that...

I think the lubricants from that time and that part of the world were problematic, plus it is the old story of cameras sitting too much.

I sold one once, it had been serviced, the guy complained,...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 07-15-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 2,197,047
Posted By JohnTF
Best of luck Roger, I have been distracted and...

Best of luck Roger, I have been distracted and not reading RFF often, so somehow I have let another year slide without visiting, so I can merely wish you the sincerest of warm feelings with the good...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-09-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 1,016
Posted By JohnTF
Interesting, Darkroom rental, classes, benefits in Cleveland.

https://www.facebook.com/ClevelandPrintRoom?fref=ts

Place where you can rent darkroom space, and learn photography.

Opening Exhibit as well this Friday, looks like a party and benefit for Girls...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-08-2013
Replies: 52
Views: 6,097
Posted By JohnTF
Well, I have CV 12, 28, 35mm classic, 50, 75 all...

Well, I have CV 12, 28, 35mm classic, 50, 75 all in LTM, my 35 Nokton is in M mount.

Regards, John
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-07-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 3,455
Posted By JohnTF
Perhaps 20 minutes through the paint mixer at...

Perhaps 20 minutes through the paint mixer at Home Depot first? ;-)



John
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-07-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 3,455
Posted By JohnTF
Sometimes the bell did not awaken mine and they...

Sometimes the bell did not awaken mine and they remained behind. ;-)

What happens when you post when you should be sleeping?

John
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-07-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 3,455
Posted By JohnTF
You can also do a clip test, or expose a short...

You can also do a clip test, or expose a short roll-- to see how it matches with your expectations.

D76 that has spoiled, in my experience, smells like dead fish, and is rather brown. Its keeping...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-07-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 3,455
Posted By JohnTF
I would be surprised if Foma originated any real...

I would be surprised if Foma originated any real new chemistry, I have used Fomadon, and it works fine-- I would have to rely on my friend Jan in Frankfurt who seems to have determined the formulae...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-07-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 3,455
Posted By JohnTF
People get all bent out of shape about a little...

People get all bent out of shape about a little air in the bottle, it is about 20% Oxygen, and what ever it is going to do is nothing compared with the flow of fresh supply air through most caps, --...
Forum: RFF News 07-06-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 3,697
Posted By JohnTF
That was my thought when I posted this. Our...

That was my thought when I posted this. Our local paper has had some truly excellent photographers. I began working for the paper just after they dumped their 4x5s, bought Nikon Fs, pulled a few...
Forum: RFF News 07-06-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 3,697
Posted By JohnTF
The only one with a "Leica" case for it I have...

The only one with a "Leica" case for it I have seen is the iPhone. ;-)

Perhaps the paper got a deal on them?

Regards, John
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 07-06-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 3,532
Posted By JohnTF
A 135 finder is very helpful, but I go along...

A 135 finder is very helpful, but I go along with the DSLR for Safari -- I returned to RFs to carry lighter more compact equipment in place of the two full Domkes I had been carrying, and for a more...
Forum: RFF News 07-04-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 3,697
Posted By JohnTF
My reading was that they were using iPhones AND...

My reading was that they were using iPhones AND some freelance photographers, would not be surprised if iPhone is being used as a generic cell phone camera in this context, a detail hardly important?...
Forum: RFF News 07-04-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 3,697
Posted By JohnTF
Seems to be a game few can see the long term...

Seems to be a game few can see the long term consequences, I have seen it played at NBC, Sears, -- personally, and basically, if you sue, they will hang up for years what benefits you might get. ...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 07-02-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 4,808
Posted By JohnTF
Skoda Foto in Prague was terrific, but I think...

Skoda Foto in Prague was terrific, but I think they may have lost a great deal of their stock in flooding? They used to have tons in storage.

Foma kept a reasonably stocked store on Wencelas...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 06-29-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 8,707
Posted By JohnTF
I never had any problems with things purchased...

I never had any problems with things purchased with paypal, until this year, then two bad luck purchases, and fortunately, I had the paypal billed to my credit card who held the payment and it got...
Forum: RFF News 06-29-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 3,697
Posted By JohnTF
I am waiting for a Pulitzer prize iPhone photo. ...

I am waiting for a Pulitzer prize iPhone photo.

I have seen cutbacks, but no respectable major paper with no staff photographers?

John
Forum: RFF News 06-28-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 3,697
Posted By JohnTF
Chicago Sun Times Fires Photo Staff, to rely on iPhone shots

Large experienced staff fired at once, including a Pulitzer winner.

Reporters will shoot photos with iPhones, and some free lance photographers.

Perhaps the next Pulitzer will be from an...
Forum: Travel 06-26-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 3,336
Posted By JohnTF
(I think it was Vache que Rie, but I could be...

(I think it was Vache que Rie, but I could be mistaken), and fruit spread as an alternative to the cheese. Oh, how heavenly![/QUOTE]

La Vache qui Rit-- Laughing Cow--

Common, but I ate in in...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-23-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 3,335
Posted By JohnTF
I do have an old friend in Germany I have not...

I do have an old friend in Germany I have not heard from for a long time, he is encyclopedic in his knowledge of old processes, - we drove to Leica, just to see what they would say about my IIIc, and...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-23-2013
Replies: 49
Views: 13,102
Posted By JohnTF
Cartridge does not fit, unfortunately. ;-) ...

Cartridge does not fit, unfortunately. ;-)

Beautiful cameras and glass.

I've seen some techniques folks use to measure and adapt 35mm to 828, makes it more appealing.

John
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-22-2013
Replies: 49
Views: 13,102
Posted By JohnTF
I did think of that, it's still sitting around. ...

I did think of that, it's still sitting around.

I recall seeing someone who accepted "orphan" rolls -- folks sent them in, he souped them, and posted them on a site.

I find that interesting,...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-22-2013
Replies: 49
Views: 13,102
Posted By JohnTF
I picked up a Bantam, but unfortunately, I opened...

I picked up a Bantam, but unfortunately, I opened the camera before I noticed it had a partly used roll of 828, so we will never know.

John
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-22-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 3,335
Posted By JohnTF
I dropped by with a IIIc and they no longer...

I dropped by with a IIIc and they no longer worked on them, they would, however, forward it to the retired tech who would repair it, and return it to them.

The price was entirely to be determined...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-22-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 3,335
Posted By JohnTF
From your photos, it looks terrific now. The...

From your photos, it looks terrific now. The nickel lenses bring good prices, so it is worth fixing.

Dealers I know always use a flash light to check lenses, and they all have several sources of...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 06-22-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 8,707
Posted By JohnTF
I would send it back after reasonable attempts to...

I would send it back after reasonable attempts to get it to work.

I have several too, great cameras and lenses, but one of mine had to take a trip back to Yashica -- there were a few problems...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-22-2013
Replies: 49
Views: 13,102
Posted By JohnTF
It is impressive to see super slides projected,...

It is impressive to see super slides projected, been a long time.

I do have a CLA'd Gray 4x4 Rollei, a thing of beauty, and some frozen 120 film waiting for it, plus found some slide holders-- ...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 06-18-2013
Replies: 110
Views: 9,369
Posted By JohnTF
Roger, There comes a time when you know the...

Roger,

There comes a time when you know the difference between wanting what is free on the internet, and wanting the rare events in real time for the setting and opportunity to make good images and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-17-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 2,998
Posted By JohnTF
My first thought would be to stick with the lens...

My first thought would be to stick with the lens system he has.

My friend's shop supplies used and new cameras for the local schools, he usually has a supply of some current models .

Buying on...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-17-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 1,992
Posted By JohnTF
US does not seem to care about the small bottles,...

US does not seem to care about the small bottles, certainly would absorb in the packing, but they began to get sticky with the larger ones. I never measured the pH, but it never seemed to be so...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 06-17-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 1,379
Posted By JohnTF
Results should be of interest. I know a fine...

Results should be of interest.

I know a fine photo in NYC seems to bring mid five figures, when you buy from a working established photographer.

Around here, framing is more than the prints. ...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 06-15-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 1,379
Posted By JohnTF
Short notice, HCB Auction Paris

Well, if you are in Paris? Bonne chance!

http://www.joron-derem.com/html/detailActualite.jsp?idActu=3528

Regards, John
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