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Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 1,550
Posted By brbo
I have titanium shutter blinds in my M2...

I have titanium shutter blinds in my M2 (cameraworks-uk, too) and I can tell M2 from my M6 by the sound.

But, I could tell them apart even before M2 got titanium blinds. I was a little (just a tiny...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 98
Views: 6,212
Posted By brbo
I agree. Can't see how Fuji intends to generate...

I agree.

Can't see how Fuji intends to generate demand for this film by outsourcing the coating to Ilford (especially in the short term). Ilford will have control and won't let the Acros II compete...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 98
Views: 6,212
Posted By brbo
The question(s) remain. Why? Is this a permanent...

The question(s) remain. Why? Is this a permanent arrangement?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 98
Views: 6,212
Posted By brbo
Who saw that coming?! Certainly not the extremely...

Who saw that coming?! Certainly not the extremely well connected experts on everything about film here.

Could outsourcing Acros II production reflect the Fuji's position on "film renaissance"...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,035
Views: 200,666
Posted By brbo
My latest prints... Well, my very first prints...

My latest prints... Well, my very first prints ever!

On Fuji Crystal Archive:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49092497312_26b5fff585_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hN8T6s)

On Kodak Endura Premier...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 437
Posted By brbo
Isn't that supposed to be a good thing (in Lomo...

Isn't that supposed to be a good thing (in Lomo world)?!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 1,163
Posted By brbo
So why would you say you can get the original...

So why would you say you can get the original when you evidently can't?

Also, not sure why would anyone use Google Photos. The free space allocation wouldn't be enough for 50 full res tif scans. And...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 95
Views: 3,969
Posted By brbo
The film transport in Noritsu scanners IS prone...

The film transport in Noritsu scanners IS prone to distorting the image (stretching or compressing part of the image). I'd never notice it without comparing it directly to another scan,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 1,508
Posted By brbo
The effect of scanner fogging will be just as...

The effect of scanner fogging will be just as visible on pushed 400iso film as on your imaginary "3200 iso" film.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-17-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 1,163
Posted By brbo
Never heard of that. Oh, except this thread...

Never heard of that.

Oh, except this thread where apparently everybody can download any photo from flickr... I guess they just won't tell you and me how they do it. Too busy downloading? :D
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-16-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 1,163
Posted By brbo
https://flic.kr/p/2gZWzoF Can you get the...

https://flic.kr/p/2gZWzoF

Can you get the 4000x3770px original?

(I can see the link to the original full res in the source if I'm logged in, not if I log out)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-16-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 1,163
Posted By brbo
Because you set what the largest size is you want...

Because you set what the largest size is you want flickr to display your photos. Loupe will not magically display your photos at higher resolution. YOU are in control.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-16-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 1,163
Posted By brbo
No, they can't.

No, they can't.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-16-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 1,163
Posted By brbo
Where did you read that? That's exactly how it...

Where did you read that?



That's exactly how it works. And always has.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-14-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 592
Posted By brbo
Are you sure about this?! I'd have thought that...

Are you sure about this?! I'd have thought that the "hi-res" lens is used when you are using a negative holder (not using the whole scanner glass bed). It makes absolutely no sense to use "low-res"...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-09-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 243
Posted By brbo
You need a scanner that scans to sd card (like...

You need a scanner that scans to sd card (like Kodak Scanza (https://www.kodak.com/US/en/consumer/products/film-scanners/scanza-film-scanner/default.htm)) and then you can import photos to iPhone...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-06-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,051
Posted By brbo
Erik, are you seriously suggesting that OP's...

Erik, are you seriously suggesting that OP's choice of film and developer is to be blamed for the appalling results?

That's utterly ridiculous!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-06-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,051
Posted By brbo
Xtol/Tri-X not being a good enough...

Xtol/Tri-X not being a good enough developer/film?!

Seriously?

(and not fixing the film and scanning the film as reflective material is just fine?!)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-02-2019
Replies: 100
Views: 4,228
Posted By brbo
My P30 shot at iso80 look like they could do with...

My P30 shot at iso80 look like they could do with more exposure, but FAAAR from only recording a "faint image".

Anyway, I would pay 5x the amount I lost on Ferrania Kickstarter on Kodak or Fuji's...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-01-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 657
Posted By brbo
I don't know about the best way but it's doable...

I don't know about the best way but it's doable in a dark bag. I've done it a lot of times...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-27-2019
Replies: 199
Views: 14,187
Posted By brbo
My small stash of former Ektachrome is now gone....

My small stash of former Ektachrome is now gone. I decided to cross processed the very last roll in C-41 and was surprised that with good inversion the results don't have to scream 'lomo'. The grain...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-24-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 758
Posted By brbo
Pros wouldn't fare any better. Getting a...

Pros wouldn't fare any better.

Getting a consensus amongst pros what the "PROper" time for every film-developer is as futile or insane as thinking that MDC can have a time that will work for every...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-23-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 758
Posted By brbo
Because the few film-dev combos that the...

Because the few film-dev combos that the manufacturers list are all (for 20deg C at least) in MDC and listed there correctly (the same as manufacturer's suggested starting point)?

It would be nice...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-19-2019
Replies: 60
Views: 2,307
Posted By brbo
So, basically, film manufacturers only need to...

So, basically, film manufacturers only need to halve the prices and they will sell 100x more film and also see higher profits.

Why on earth nobody thought of that before? Even more, we have Adox CEO...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-15-2019
Replies: 60
Views: 2,307
Posted By brbo
Yes, they are so stupid. Instead of producing 1...

Yes, they are so stupid. Instead of producing 1 billion rolls at $2, they are doing 10 millions at $6.

:rolleyes:
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-04-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,731
Posted By brbo
Howtek 4500.

Howtek 4500.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-04-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,731
Posted By brbo
They say that if you've got nothing nice to say...

They say that if you've got nothing nice to say don't say anything at all...


(my drum scanner takes less space, looks much nicer and was cheaper)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-30-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 2,733
Posted By brbo
?! You only need to click on the '+' in the...

?!

You only need to click on the '+' in the 'View all' field to get all articles listed.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 08-20-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 1,049
Posted By brbo
I never bought a photographic equipment with the...

I never bought a photographic equipment with the expectation to sell it for more after I've used it for a couple of years. Not saying that I didn't end up with things that are selling for more (on...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-19-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 3,558
Posted By brbo
It's that kind of a film that you buy directly at...

It's that kind of a film that you buy directly at Lomography.

I'd say that Lomography feels that they can sell whatever they have left of the this film without the need to give a cut to the middle...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-15-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 3,231
Posted By brbo
120mm is like 135mm, but as name suggests......

120mm is like 135mm, but as name suggests... bigger.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-13-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 3,231
Posted By brbo
There is no film division. But the division the...

There is no film division. But the division the film segment is (financially) part of is doing better than last year.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-05-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 739
Posted By brbo
Myth-busting of what? Edge markings (fonts,...

Myth-busting of what? Edge markings (fonts, additional color stripes on Fuji film, dx code) couldn't be more different.

Fuji does not make film for Kodak. Who told you that it does?!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-03-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 739
Posted By brbo
(lo)ooool!

(lo)ooool!
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 08-03-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,158
Posted By brbo
If it's anything like mju II then it's really...

If it's anything like mju II then it's really easy to remove the sliding door. Once you do that you will probably find that the small steel ball dropped out of its position and is now creating a...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-26-2019
Replies: 754
Views: 39,552
Posted By brbo
Black for me. In M mount.

Black for me. In M mount.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 07-25-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 2,345
Posted By brbo
There was also a dedicated (50mm lens only)...

There was also a dedicated (50mm lens only) Amadeo adapter. Simplified, cheaper and would couple down to 0.7m and turn the "right" way. I have one for Contax, but I think it was also made for Nikon S.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-25-2019
Replies: 754
Views: 39,552
Posted By brbo
Is this lens RF-coupled down to 0.7m?

Is this lens RF-coupled down to 0.7m?
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 07-21-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 838
Posted By brbo
I had one. The worst shutter release button,...

I had one. The worst shutter release button, ever. I don’t like 28mm in p&s, so when the tiny Nikon stopped working I wasn’t really sad.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-17-2019
Replies: 62
Views: 1,841
Posted By brbo
What is that? 7.000 rolls - 0.2% of yearly film...

What is that? 7.000 rolls - 0.2% of yearly film market?

Film is at least 0.2% fun. And going up!
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 07-07-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 9,085
Posted By brbo
680 on mine.

680 on mine.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-05-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 444
Posted By brbo
Since some remjet will be present throughout...

Since some remjet will be present throughout development (Kodak's remjet is much more stubborn than Fuji's), it's highly advisable to filter all the processing liquids (unless you are doing one-shot...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-05-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 444
Posted By brbo
Remjet removal... Before development: - pour in...

Remjet removal...

Before development:
- pour in remjet removal, 3 inversions, leave for 1 min, pour remjet removal out
- pour water, shake vigorously for 3 sec.; repeat 5-10 times

After development...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 07-02-2019
Replies: 148
Views: 14,595
Posted By brbo
Well, you know the answers ;) They make it like...

Well, you know the answers ;) They make it like holding the film was the only thing holding people back with camera scanning.

And how do you insert a single frame?
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 07-01-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 857
Posted By brbo
IMHO, that's the effect of ICE doing a poor job...

IMHO, that's the effect of ICE doing a poor job of removing dust. Scan with ICE disabled, and see if bubbles are gone and dust visible.

And clean those negatives ;)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-25-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 3,558
Posted By brbo
https://live.staticflickr.com/1941/30654295327_090...

https://live.staticflickr.com/1941/30654295327_09018783b4_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/NGPh2e)

https://live.staticflickr.com/4800/40044235264_44b1338674_c.jpg...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-25-2019
Replies: 169
Views: 6,462
Posted By brbo
I personally couldn't care less if it is a 160 or...

I personally couldn't care less if it is a 160 or 200 speed film, but Fuji would have every reason to mark this film as 200 instead of 160. It's allowed by the standard and this is their cheapest...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-25-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 3,558
Posted By brbo
All Lomo 35mm color negative film is made by...

All Lomo 35mm color negative film is made by Kodak.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-17-2019
Replies: 70
Views: 2,680
Posted By brbo
If they wouldn't have announced discontinuation...

If they wouldn't have announced discontinuation they would still be selling original Acros 100 in 2020 with the regular demand. Which would've given them plenty of time if there was more real and...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-17-2019
Replies: 70
Views: 2,680
Posted By brbo
I don't believe that Acros 100 II is a result of...

I don't believe that Acros 100 II is a result of multi-year all-out R&D. I bet Acros 100 II will be close to indistinguishable to old Acros and that it didn't take much R&D (if any at all) for Fuji...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-15-2019
Replies: 70
Views: 2,680
Posted By brbo
No, that IS what you get from Reflekta. The...

No, that IS what you get from Reflekta. The resolution is indeed there (far from that 10.000dpi of course), but everything else...

They can fool you and your friend with resolution numbers, but they...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-15-2019
Replies: 70
Views: 2,680
Posted By brbo
Take a guess which one is...

Take a guess which one is Reflekta:

https://live.staticflickr.com/3782/32683041703_62af78c45e.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/RN68D2)

https://live.staticflickr.com/2823/32683042333_a2bea317f6.jpg...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-14-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 4,170
Posted By brbo
Anything but XPan III (film!) doesn't make sense...

Anything but XPan III (film!) doesn't make sense ;)
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-13-2019
Replies: 70
Views: 2,680
Posted By brbo
That's why I named my source. All I know is that...

That's why I named my source. All I know is that more people (people owning small dev/scan labs) reported there that Noritsu US told them they shipped their last scanner.

Do what you want with that...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-12-2019
Replies: 98
Views: 6,212
Posted By brbo
Is that a fact? I'd presume that Fuji would sell...

Is that a fact? I'd presume that Fuji would sell even less Acros 100 II at the start of the new production than they did before Acros 100 discontinuation was announced. Remember, people have freezers...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-12-2019
Replies: 70
Views: 2,680
Posted By brbo
Apparently you can't get a new HS-1800 or LS-600...

Apparently you can't get a new HS-1800 or LS-600 from Noritsu anymore. The word in Noritsu Scanner Users FB group is that they discontinued all their scanners.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-12-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,827
Posted By brbo
Unfortunately not. Nowadays you have to literally...

Unfortunately not. Nowadays you have to literally try really hard to be charged an insertion fee on eBay.
Forum: Photo Software 06-12-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 5,799
Posted By brbo
Well, you know exactly when it will stop working...

Well, you know exactly when it will stop working - the moment you cancel your subscription. Otherwise it will work just like on day one. The CC software doesn't live in the cloud, it's installed...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-12-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,827
Posted By brbo
You don't have to respond to such offers. Just...

You don't have to respond to such offers. Just ignore it. Educating buyers (or sellers) on eBay is not really productive or rewarding...
Forum: Photo Software 06-11-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 5,799
Posted By brbo
Just don't upgrade CC apps when new versions come...

Just don't upgrade CC apps when new versions come and you'll be running the same version in 2029.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 06-11-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 367
Posted By brbo
No overlapping, no issue.

No overlapping, no issue.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-10-2019
Replies: 98
Views: 6,212
Posted By brbo
Great for film shooters and I really hope it...

Great for film shooters and I really hope it sells well!
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-07-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,173
Posted By brbo
What's the point in knowing that? It could be...

What's the point in knowing that?

It could be serviced yesterday and still not working properly. Or 20 years ago and still be good. What am I missing?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-06-2019
Replies: 169
Views: 6,462
Posted By brbo
Hard to get a better film for the price (an...

Hard to get a better film for the price (an average mortal has to pay):

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47105122354_0a2321976a_c.jpg...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-27-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 1,216
Posted By brbo
What's wrong with the MP levers that you (well,...

What's wrong with the MP levers that you (well, maybe not you, but some technicians can get them from Leica) can get in any finish?

I got a new MP black chrome lever for my M6. It was 90 EUR if I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-27-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 437
Posted By brbo
I'm sure they would. The F1 support personnel...

I'm sure they would. The F1 support personnel (medics...) all stand exactly on this spot during every session of the GP. If you want to be within 10m of a racing car (and no barrier between you and...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-26-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 679
Posted By brbo
At this point, and especially if you have to shop...

At this point, and especially if you have to shop on eBay (don't have tens of M6s locally to choose from), keep this M6 if everything else is in good working condition.

Get a quote for viewfinder...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-24-2019
Replies: 240
Views: 7,245
Posted By brbo
They switched from Yahoo servers to Amazon Web...

They switched from Yahoo servers to Amazon Web Services infrastructure.

I think that their migration IT team did a splendid job. Except for the downtime the end user would never notice that anything...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-13-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 7,012
Posted By brbo
Interesting. If I had to guess the order I'd have...

Interesting. If I had to guess the order I'd have placed Velvia 100 dead last.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-13-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 531
Posted By brbo
My shots are so boring that the quest for 40...

My shots are so boring that the quest for 40 shots per roll is actually the highlight.

If I cock the shutter a little bit less than half a frame before loading film there is zero waste of film and I...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-12-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 531
Posted By brbo
None (beyond what is obviously sticking out of...

None (beyond what is obviously sticking out of the canister).
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-11-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 7,012
Posted By brbo
So Kodak lost 20 million in film production alone...

So Kodak lost 20 million in film production alone even though the financial report says otherwise and you are citing this same report as proof?!

Sigh.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-11-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 7,012
Posted By brbo
Nope. You said Kodak lost 20 million $ producing...

Nope.

You said Kodak lost 20 million $ producing film. The document clearly states the loss in the consumer and Film group was NOT because of the film production.

Furthermore, Kodak even explicitly...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-11-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 7,012
Posted By brbo
Incorrect. Please, read the actual document...

Incorrect.

Please, read the actual document before spreading false information:

The decrease in Consumer and Film revenues of approximately $9 million reflected volume declines in Consumer Inkjet...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-10-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 7,012
Posted By brbo
edit: like Skiff said...

edit: like Skiff said...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-06-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 3,812
Posted By brbo
My camera was done in February (sent the M2 for...

My camera was done in February (sent the M2 for repaint and other stuff in June, 2018). It had to be sent back for a few things that they missed, but that was fast (a couple of weeks maybe).

edit:...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-06-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 3,023
Posted By brbo
Agree! I can (or have to) live with the design...

Agree!

I can (or have to) live with the design of Nokton-M 50/1.5 that spread to other Voiglšnder lenses, but this is getting ridiculous. Looks like they are trying not to sell their lenses. And...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-19-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 7,012
Posted By brbo
Fuji officially stated not enough demand as the...

Fuji officially stated not enough demand as the reason for discontinuation.

And then it "was said (on the internets, of course with no source)" that Fuji would LOVE to bring back Acros 100, but...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-15-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,902
Posted By brbo
I know, that's where I get it. Maco also has it...

I know, that's where I get it. Maco also has it available on occasions for very short periods. Odd. There obviously is a demand, but no steady supply.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-15-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,902
Posted By brbo
So you have insight into their internal documents...

So you have insight into their internal documents (any hints on what's on their current disco list)?

Do you know why Fuji wouldn't sell Velvia 50 in 4x5 outside Japan so the distributors have to use...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-15-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,902
Posted By brbo
When were they discontinued?! I don't care...

When were they discontinued?!



I don't care about ADOX (although I wish them all the best). BW film will be around for the next 50 years with or without them. Not so sure about colour films without...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-15-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,902
Posted By brbo
Which films exactly?

Which films exactly?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-15-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 7,012
Posted By brbo
They don't have iso 800 anymore.

They don't have iso 800 anymore.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-13-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,902
Posted By brbo
Can somebody inform Fuji about the film revival...

Can somebody inform Fuji about the film revival so they bring back Provia 400X. Kodak could also do some Portra NC runs...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-06-2019
Replies: 67
Views: 1,280
Posted By brbo
Flickr promised: - New 5K Photo Display Option....

Flickr promised:

- New 5K Photo Display Option. Look your best. Your images are beautifully optimized for any screen, from smartphone to jumbotron. Pro images display at resolutions up to 5K. Coming...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-06-2019
Replies: 67
Views: 1,280
Posted By brbo
You lost me there. I don't know where to go to...

You lost me there. I don't know where to go to get to "where the photos are stored in Google". I can only think that you mean Google Drive. But in the web Google Drive app (https://drive.google.com)...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-06-2019
Replies: 67
Views: 1,280
Posted By brbo
Yes, as said before, we are only discussing...

Yes, as said before, we are only discussing sharing on RFF.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-06-2019
Replies: 67
Views: 1,280
Posted By brbo
Yes, I believe you. My first response to the OP...

Yes, I believe you. My first response to the OP was the same (I was looking at the photos on my work computer). There IS a difference, though. Even if only visible to people with good eyes and on...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-06-2019
Replies: 67
Views: 1,280
Posted By brbo
https://drive.google.com/uc?id=1KKgJcXiY337vZwFIvf...

https://drive.google.com/uc?id=1KKgJcXiY337vZwFIvfhkXgIIfZdqROet

Yes, but is there a clear and clean way to do get this link in Google drive (I can't find it)?
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-06-2019
Replies: 67
Views: 1,280
Posted By brbo
I made a mistake with going for the "pro"...

I made a mistake with going for the "pro" account, so I can confirm that even the pro accounts are affected by reduced quality of downsized versions of the images. The originals are the same on...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-06-2019
Replies: 67
Views: 1,280
Posted By brbo
Or you press the 'Download this photo' button,...

Or you press the 'Download this photo' button, select 'View all sizes', select desired size and right click on the picture to 'Copy the image address'. This will have the added benefit of actually...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-06-2019
Replies: 67
Views: 1,280
Posted By brbo
It won't work for displaying the photos "inline"...

It won't work for displaying the photos "inline" (directly in the RFF posts).

Before anyone asks, Dropbox won't work either (although it did for some time)...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-06-2019
Replies: 67
Views: 1,280
Posted By brbo
@olifaunt, it's about sharing flickr photos...

@olifaunt, it's about sharing flickr photos online (forums, etc.).

You can't display a photo in RFF forum with a flickr link (https://flic.kr/p/ZoCYFG) like this:

https://flic.kr/p/ZoCYFG

It won't...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-06-2019
Replies: 67
Views: 1,280
Posted By brbo
It wasn't possible to do that before in this...

It wasn't possible to do that before in this thread. Believe me, I tried.

Now it's possible and the "Insert image" button in the BBC composer is now visible (it wasn't before and the and tags were...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-06-2019
Replies: 67
Views: 1,280
Posted By brbo
Yes, there is a difference in sharpness....

Yes, there is a difference in sharpness. Obviously they changed the jpg compression on their side when they started migration to the new infrastructure. The old links are obviously still operational...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-05-2019
Replies: 67
Views: 1,280
Posted By brbo
When I posted this earlier, the image was sharp....

When I posted this earlier, the image was sharp. Now it isn't. There's something going on at flickr. Lets hope this is not a permanent "feature".
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-05-2019
Replies: 67
Views: 1,280
Posted By brbo
That's probably a RFF problem. Edit: Some RFF...

That's probably a RFF problem.

Edit: Some RFF subforums obviously do not support embedding pictures.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-04-2019
Replies: 67
Views: 1,280
Posted By brbo
Mine seem sharp to me and I haven't noticed any...

Mine seem sharp to me and I haven't noticed any change in sharpness lately:

https://live.staticflickr.com/7482/26371762993_2e4c3f5b6e_c.jpg

What size do you upload to flickr? I use flickr as a last...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-26-2019
Replies: 165
Views: 68,144
Posted By brbo
Painted by...

Painted by Cameraworks-UK:

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7851/47289371301_cc810e4bde_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2f3NoxX)
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 03-22-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 609
Posted By brbo
Thanks for sharing, those look really really...

Thanks for sharing, those look really really nice. Although, looking at FP100C prints is a bitter-sweet thing for me knowing that there will never be a thing like that anymore.


Instax is a joke...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-20-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 785
Posted By brbo
Muddy colours, not a fan.

Muddy colours, not a fan.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-20-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 484
Posted By brbo
I've found the bleach in Fuji X-Press C-41 kit to...

I've found the bleach in Fuji X-Press C-41 kit to be virtually impossible to destroy (by doing sensible development in Jobo).

Standard C-41 doesn't use a stop. I always go directly to bleach after...
Forum: RFF News 03-11-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 5,793
Posted By brbo
Kodak and Ilford need to keep making film to...

Kodak and Ilford need to keep making film to survive. Fuji doesn't. Fuji's cost of making film might be much much higher than Kodak's when you also take into account the opportunity costs of Fuji's...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-01-2019
Replies: 100
Views: 4,228
Posted By brbo
I was a backer although I didn't think they would...

I was a backer although I didn't think they would deliver. No one else will ever even think about trying what they actually tried to do.

Seriously, take the money Ferrania got with Kickstarter to...
Forum: RFF News 02-28-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 5,793
Posted By brbo
Yeah, I know. Sad thing watching people that...

Yeah, I know. Sad thing watching people that don't know when to stop...

Even sadder when watching something you enjoy immensely (Fuji film) being stopped.
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 02-28-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,205
Posted By brbo
Veriwide 100 (6x10), Gaoersi 6x12?

Veriwide 100 (6x10), Gaoersi 6x12?
Forum: RFF News 02-27-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 5,793
Posted By brbo
Now is pretty much the worse time. Wait at least...

Now is pretty much the worse time. Wait at least till new prices kick in...

edit: Unless your intentions are purely philanthropic in which case why wouldn't you just donate the film? Preferably to...
Forum: RFF News 02-27-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 5,793
Posted By brbo
They didn't even bother to include their patented...

They didn't even bother to include their patented "Fuji stays fully committed to film" that accompanied their previous announcements of discontinued film products or price increases.

Now, they end...
Forum: RFF News 02-26-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 5,793
Posted By brbo
I'm afraid Kodak might adjust its prices to match...

I'm afraid Kodak might adjust its prices to match Fuji. Or be just a bit bellow (Kodak needs to sell film, Fuji doesn't).
Forum: RFF News 02-26-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 5,793
Posted By brbo
Or there will be so little film left at Fuji that...

Or there will be so little film left at Fuji that they will raise prices much more (they said 30% was MINIMUM increase) to get even more money from die-hard film fans...

Let's wait and see.
Forum: RFF News 02-25-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 5,793
Posted By brbo
I wonder what that super special raw material(s)...

I wonder what that super special raw material(s) is. It forced Fuji to triple the price of films in recent years while Instax has remained unaffected.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 02-20-2019
Replies: 183
Views: 26,076
Posted By brbo
Am I the only one who would like to have a way to...

Am I the only one who would like to have a way to limit focus range to 0.7m? My M3 (that couldn't be modified to focus down to 0.7m) drove me mad with loosing rf coupling with "modern" lenses.

I...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-20-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 1,340
Posted By brbo
Yes, I can see that happening if you load the...

Yes, I can see that happening if you load the film from the front, through the lens mount.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-20-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 1,340
Posted By brbo
It's a Leica camera that you can buy it new and...

It's a Leica camera that you can buy it new and then put a film in it.
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 02-18-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 887
Posted By brbo
Have you seen the PayPal exchange rates? Might as...

Have you seen the PayPal exchange rates? Might as well donate the gear... ;)

Not to mention that a buyer from EUR zone would pay the EUR -> USD fee and then the seller again the USD -> EUR fee.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-01-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,352
Posted By brbo
Most people run Pakons in WinXP inside virtual...

Most people run Pakons in WinXP inside virtual machines (free VirtualBox will do).

So, if your computer still has a USB port, it will run.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-01-2019
Replies: 240
Views: 7,245
Posted By brbo
Finally got the "indecent proposal" to the email...

Finally got the "indecent proposal" to the email that I registered my flickr account with.

I was beginning to worry that the new owners forgot to sell my personal data...

(of course, it might be...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-21-2019
Replies: 124
Views: 3,398
Posted By brbo
Fuji DL-300.

Fuji DL-300.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-17-2019
Replies: 240
Views: 7,245
Posted By brbo
I feel left out!

I feel left out!
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 01-09-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 966
Posted By brbo
Edit: nevermind, I didn't know that CL has a...

Edit: nevermind, I didn't know that CL has a vertical-travel shutter!
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-08-2019
Replies: 240
Views: 7,245
Posted By brbo
Today, they are busy with locking everybody's...

Today, they are busy with locking everybody's accounts to 1000 pics ;)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-22-2018
Replies: 64
Views: 2,771
Posted By brbo
Just put your items in the cart and you then get...

Just put your items in the cart and you then get a total with shipping and all duties&taxes.

BTW, we live in the same country so if you ever decide to order from B&H we can share the shipping...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-13-2018
Replies: 80
Views: 2,680
Posted By brbo
You can still do it. There are more than one BW...

You can still do it. There are more than one BW slide kits available (Foma, Bellini, Rollei are just the 3 that I know are currently available) and you can use a number of films with those kits. Adox...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-13-2018
Replies: 109
Views: 4,215
Posted By brbo
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1472/24326098599_50...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1472/24326098599_505f4b59b8_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/D4BBB6)

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1670/24065711134_fe7d175721_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/CEB4u3)
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 12-12-2018
Replies: 160
Views: 13,109
Posted By brbo
From Mint InstantKon RF70 page: RF70 uses two AA...

From Mint InstantKon RF70 page:

RF70 uses two AA batteries and can easily last 500 photos without flash and 200 photos with flash.

So, the actual results are worse? Does the battery life get worse...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 12-12-2018
Replies: 885
Views: 200,386
Posted By brbo
I think so. Why?

I think so. Why?
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 12-12-2018
Replies: 885
Views: 200,386
Posted By brbo
Howteks use 20W.

Howteks use 20W.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-01-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 2,044
Posted By brbo
Yes, clickable.

Yes, clickable.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-01-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 2,044
Posted By brbo
I used to have Ultron 35/1.7 LTM and now have...

I used to have Ultron 35/1.7 LTM and now have Canon 35/2. Both are fully usable at any aperture (but I personally don't expect extreme edge-to-edge sharpness wide open from a lens that costs $300)....
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-27-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 718
Posted By brbo
Download Vuescan (trial should be enough) and see...

Download Vuescan (trial should be enough) and see if Vuescan can install it's driver for Minolta 5400.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 11-21-2018
Replies: 132
Views: 14,944
Posted By brbo
The plugin expects gamma encoded input file. Your...

The plugin expects gamma encoded input file. Your scan was probably raw (linear) file. Scan the negative as (non-raw) slide film.

I did a few such scans on my drum scanner that has incredibly good...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 11-16-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 1,292
Posted By brbo
Because the stars aren't getting any...

Because the stars aren't getting any brighter?

We do know this is not a (primarily) portrait lens?

(And, no, I won't be getting 58/0.95. It wouldn't fit in my car.)
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-10-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 736
Posted By brbo
Nikon Scan 4 will work on any Windows system...

Nikon Scan 4 will work on any Windows system (even Windows 10 64bit). At worst you will have to download and replace 2 files (and .inf and .cat file). A simple google search should get you started...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-10-2018
Replies: 166
Views: 4,931
Posted By brbo
I can honestly say that flickr algorithm hasn't...

I can honestly say that flickr algorithm hasn't served me a single photo from a person that I would say he or she sucks as a photographer. In my experience, the number of photos from "recommended"...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 11-05-2018
Replies: 132
Views: 14,944
Posted By brbo
He was simply asking why the plugin (not a free...

He was simply asking why the plugin (not a free plugin) is not available for a software (like gimp) that is free.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-03-2018
Replies: 166
Views: 4,931
Posted By brbo
What community? The Groups are dead. And the...

What community? The Groups are dead. And the price hike and image deletion won’t help with that.

Luckily (for Smugmug), they don’t need flickr.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-03-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 944
Posted By brbo
OP, you haven’t said what kind of computer you...

OP, you haven’t said what kind of computer you now have. Maybe you can get away with simply buying a cheap Firewire card or a Thunderbolt-to-Firewire adapter (if your new computer is a Mac). Next...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-02-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 944
Posted By brbo
A computer to run Nikon CS 8000 can be one fifth...

A computer to run Nikon CS 8000 can be one fifth of the size of the scanner itself...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-02-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 944
Posted By brbo
You may feel otherwise for some reason, but I...

You may feel otherwise for some reason, but I would NEVER replace a really good scanner just because your new computer doesn’t have a FW connection. Spend $100 (or less) on an old PC or notebook and...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-02-2018
Replies: 76
Views: 4,510
Posted By brbo
I guess many users contacted them with a wish to...

I guess many users contacted them with a wish to pay double the price and to have less images in flickr cloud.
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 10-31-2018
Replies: 30
Views: 1,532
Posted By brbo
Indeed! Canikonson must start making security...

Indeed!

Canikonson must start making security cameras immediately or else...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-31-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 500
Posted By brbo
I’m sure you know this, but just in case... Xpan...

I’m sure you know this, but just in case... Xpan won’t wind a film if you have your ISO dial set to DX and the film doesn’t have DX code or it’s unreadable.

Anyway, you could ask Hasselblad UK. I...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 10-31-2018
Replies: 30
Views: 1,532
Posted By brbo
Correct, you can only improve build quality and...

Correct, you can only improve build quality and ergonomics. Both require much higher build costs and, lets be honest, 95% of millions of people buying cheap Instax cameras couldn’t care about...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 10-30-2018
Replies: 30
Views: 1,532
Posted By brbo
You are competing with a Lomo and garage guys,...

You are competing with a Lomo and garage guys, then. And big guys still can’t just put 3x price sticker on basically same product as Leica can. So, I really doubt they are after a super slim margin...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 10-30-2018
Replies: 30
Views: 1,532
Posted By brbo
Those “established” manufacturers were never into...

Those “established” manufacturers were never into instant film even in analogue era.

Even though I would love to see a hi quality camera for Instax I don’t see how Nikon (or anyone else) could sell...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-26-2018
Replies: 445
Views: 14,235
Posted By brbo
Just imagine all the decisive moments that will...

Just imagine all the decisive moments that will never be caught on film (or fake film, erm, sensor) just because in 2018 Leica introduced a camera with a foldable thumbie...

Because, let's be...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-26-2018
Replies: 578
Views: 44,795
Posted By brbo
The way things are going with all this new camera...

The way things are going with all this new camera scans and the ("pro") plugins, the information of which plugin was used for inversion will now have to be a part of the image (I suggest a big bold...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-25-2018
Replies: 445
Views: 14,235
Posted By brbo
Agree. Anyway, Leica can/will most certainly...

Agree.

Anyway, Leica can/will most certainly offer a service to remove the lever. It will cost $1000+, but since "less is more" that is a small cost for "real photographers"...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-24-2018
Replies: 197
Views: 11,819
Posted By brbo
Huh?! Couldn't you find an old Kodachrome...

Huh?! Couldn't you find an old Kodachrome box?

It would set the internets ablaze!
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-24-2018
Replies: 885
Views: 200,386
Posted By brbo
Dirty optical path?

Dirty optical path?
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-23-2018
Replies: 70
Views: 1,248
Posted By brbo
Buy Kodak.

Buy Kodak.
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 10-23-2018
Replies: 41
Views: 1,930
Posted By brbo
Exactly! I'd also like having more emulsions,...

Exactly!

I'd also like having more emulsions, but that is never going to happen either...



I think that there is a fair chance that Mint will figure out what went wrong with the lens and will fix...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 10-23-2018
Replies: 41
Views: 1,930
Posted By brbo
No, there isn't.

No, there isn't.
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 10-23-2018
Replies: 41
Views: 1,930
Posted By brbo
A camera that lets you get it right the first...

A camera that lets you get it right the first time... is not a good camera for the film manufacturer ;)
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 10-23-2018
Replies: 41
Views: 1,930
Posted By brbo
Lomography is your friend, then.

Lomography is your friend, then.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-21-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 572
Posted By brbo
Same film.

Same film.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-12-2018
Replies: 95
Views: 3,969
Posted By brbo
I have (or had) Noritsu LS-600, Minolta 5400,...

I have (or had) Noritsu LS-600, Minolta 5400, Howtek 4500, Microtek 120tf, Nikon 8000, Epson 700, Epson 4990... and have measured resolutions on most of them with my USAF 1951 resolution chart film....
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-12-2018
Replies: 95
Views: 3,969
Posted By brbo
6000x4000px doesn't make it the highest...

6000x4000px doesn't make it the highest resolution 35mm scanner. That's 4000dpi, which it easily does (when the focus is properly calibrated).
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-12-2018
Replies: 95
Views: 3,969
Posted By brbo
AAA Imaging...

AAA Imaging (https://www.aaaimaging.com/products/noritsu-ls-600-film-scanner-35mm-aps-scans-upto-12x18) were selling them for less than $1K just a few months ago, now the price is up to $1.200.

(no...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-12-2018
Replies: 197
Views: 11,819
Posted By brbo
At this time I would settle just for a photo of...

At this time I would settle just for a photo of the box and canister ;)

Most European dealers have end of November as the date of availability of Ektachrome here...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 10-11-2018
Replies: 132
Views: 14,944
Posted By brbo
Col, have you scanned this negative on an actual...

Col, have you scanned this negative on an actual Noritsu, Fuji or Pakon scanner?

The above inversion doesn't look right to me.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 10-11-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 1,708
Posted By brbo
$120-per-year Adobe Photography plan comes with...

$120-per-year Adobe Photography plan comes with Lightroom AND Photoshop. No need for Gimp and, yes, Photoshop does have a one-click option for inverting the image*.


* Not very usable for inverting...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-10-2018
Replies: 197
Views: 11,819
Posted By brbo
Ektachrome doesn't exist in 120 format.

Ektachrome doesn't exist in 120 format.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-08-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 921
Posted By brbo
"Iconic" films weren't lost because of "exotic"...

"Iconic" films weren't lost because of "exotic" films.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-08-2018
Replies: 95
Views: 3,969
Posted By brbo
Noritsu still makes such a scanner even today....

Noritsu still makes such a scanner even today. And if you do not want to pay the money for a new Noritsu L-600 there are quite a few of them available at the used market...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-08-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 921
Posted By brbo
Looks (and release statement reads) like a...

Looks (and release statement reads) like a "preflashed" Agfa Aviphot 80 (Rollei Retro 80s,...).
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 10-07-2018
Replies: 577
Views: 85,482
Posted By brbo
I shot this as my last FP-100C a few months ago,...

I shot this as my last FP-100C a few months ago, it's now dead to me, sleeps with the fishes...

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/837/42621987824_bc0de2311b_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/27WmQ43)
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-05-2018
Replies: 41
Views: 3,812
Posted By brbo
How long was your wait time?

How long was your wait time?
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 10-03-2018
Replies: 160
Views: 13,109
Posted By brbo
So you are saying that with the same distance to...

So you are saying that with the same distance to the subject, f8 dof is narrower (and contrast lower) than f5,6?

Mint should get a proper lens for the RF70 mkII.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-02-2018
Replies: 41
Views: 3,812
Posted By brbo
I've decided on glossy black paint. But it's...

I've decided on glossy black paint.

But it's been 4 months now and not a word from them yet. So I guess my M2 in not anywhere near the point where they need my input...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-25-2018
Replies: 197
Views: 11,819
Posted By brbo
$11? https://thefindlab.ecwid.com/Kodak-Ektachrom...

$11?

https://thefindlab.ecwid.com/Kodak-Ektachrome-35mm-36exp-E-6-p116142932
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-25-2018
Replies: 197
Views: 11,819
Posted By brbo
I'm just saying that press release states that 35...

I'm just saying that press release states that 35 is available now, 16mm on Oct. 1st.

Availability at my dealer's is something completely different and that info would be totally worthless to anyone...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-25-2018
Replies: 197
Views: 11,819
Posted By brbo
On Instagram they have "35mm available...

On Instagram they have "35mm available now".
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-21-2018
Replies: 197
Views: 11,819
Posted By brbo
Apparently 3-4 weeks*. * A comment from someone...

Apparently 3-4 weeks*.

* A comment from someone in a fb group (unrelated to Kodak/Ektachrome) that runs a photo store in AU. According to him Kodak (or distributor?) is taking preorders and is...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-18-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 749
Posted By brbo
I shoot Vision 3 films and other bulk films in...

I shoot Vision 3 films and other bulk films in compacts, Nikon F80 and Hasselblad Xpan. I tape the film to used Fuji/Kodak/Ilford canisters.

No problems so far (except that the last shot on the roll...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 09-12-2018
Replies: 160
Views: 13,109
Posted By brbo
I can imagine liking a Seagull folder (or...

I can imagine liking a Seagull folder (or something similar) just as much as something new with plastic lens. And I can buy 10 of them for the price and still have money left for film.

Not to...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-03-2018
Replies: 165
Views: 68,144
Posted By brbo
That's reassuring! Any thoughts on the different...

That's reassuring! Any thoughts on the different finishes that you've seen from them? Thanks!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-03-2018
Replies: 165
Views: 68,144
Posted By brbo
Thanks! By "satin" paint I don't mean Duracoat....

Thanks!

By "satin" paint I don't mean Duracoat. They do two types of "classic" blacks paints (glossy and satin finish):

We can paint your very early Leica M3 in a classic gloss if you like (we call...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 09-03-2018
Replies: 273
Views: 13,128
Posted By brbo
So, Nikon's Z lens and Canon's R body INITIAL...

So, Nikon's Z lens and Canon's R body INITIAL offerings are not be-all and end-all?! Shocker!

I think there are many (enough?) things to like in both systems. They need to stop people migrating from...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-31-2018
Replies: 165
Views: 68,144
Posted By brbo
Is that their glossy black paint (they also have...

Is that their glossy black paint (they also have "satin" black paint)?

I really want the glossy black paint, but I'm concerned about durability. How's yours after a year?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-29-2018
Replies: 54
Views: 4,463
Posted By brbo
Technically, that doesn't say F6 is in...

Technically, that doesn't say F6 is in production.

Might be, might be not.
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 08-28-2018
Replies: 54
Views: 6,188
Posted By brbo
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1784/43301015102_c8...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1784/43301015102_c88b9d1a0a_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/28Yn2cU)..https://farm1.staticflickr.com/846/42707823985_36f6046248_c.jpg...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-19-2018
Replies: 197
Views: 11,819
Posted By brbo
More shots from the beta testers are being posted...

More shots from the beta testers are being posted every day ;)

Studio test (latitude) (https://imgur.com/gallery/27HGC1Z).

Those seem to come from the same roll, no push/pull processing. I guess...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-19-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 358
Posted By brbo
According to Rick...

According to Rick Oleson...

http://rick_oleson.tripod.com/canonet2.gif

...this is the part that locks the winder.

And I would assume that his next picture shows the shutter in uncocked and the...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-18-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 358
Posted By brbo
Selftimer woks fine. In fact all speeds seem to...

Selftimer woks fine. In fact all speeds seem to work (if I help to cock the shutter as in the video and release the wind lever the shutter opens and closes at proper speeds). Aperture blades also...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-18-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 358
Posted By brbo
Canonet QL17 - shutter lock/release problem

My Canonet QL17 G-III has a problem with shutter locking (and then consequently with shutter release).

It seems like it never fully cocks the shutter. The shutter also doesn't lock, I can wind the...
Forum: RFF News 08-08-2018
Replies: 47
Views: 3,663
Posted By brbo
Maybe you should read/watch some of them. There...

Maybe you should read/watch some of them. There is NOTHING in them about separating negative from positive.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-07-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 820
Posted By brbo
We would love to see them! I've done it with...

We would love to see them!

I've done it with Polaroid/Impossible integral (lifting the emulsion) and Fuji pack film (cleaning the negative). No luck with Instax.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 08-06-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 663
Posted By brbo
Two obvious solutions: - scan in parts and...

Two obvious solutions:

- scan in parts and stitch
- buy a scanner that can scan larger formats
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 08-01-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 1,425
Posted By brbo
Now? You liked the price of new Pakons when they...

Now?

You liked the price of new Pakons when they were in production better? ;)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-29-2018
Replies: 197
Views: 11,819
Posted By brbo
I guess it is happening after all...

I guess it is happening after all (https://www.instagram.com/p/Blu_nfHHZmQ/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link)...
Forum: Chris Crawford 07-27-2018
Replies: 128
Views: 6,355
Posted By brbo
Great. Inspirational. If my wife and I make half...

Great. Inspirational. If my wife and I make half as good a job as you did alone...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-27-2018
Replies: 32
Views: 1,342
Posted By brbo
I wouldn’t read too much into the new packaging....

I wouldn’t read too much into the new packaging. Acros 100 got newly designed box together with some other Fuji films a few years back. Same story was told back then that those are the films that...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-27-2018
Replies: 224
Views: 14,819
Posted By brbo
We have rocket science involved in raw...

We have rocket science involved in raw ingredients, science fiction in making film and 1% of previous demand.

And then there are people mocking others that somehow (I really really wonder what could...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-27-2018
Replies: 224
Views: 14,819
Posted By brbo
Rocket science is at Fuji's, not at raw material...

Rocket science is at Fuji's, not at raw material suppliers.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-26-2018
Replies: 224
Views: 14,819
Posted By brbo
So, you are saying it's perfectly possible that...

So, you are saying it's perfectly possible that many other films sold today might have been coated years ago and will go away whether we keep buying them or not? Even if we buy a lot of them from now...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-26-2018
Replies: 224
Views: 14,819
Posted By brbo
True. If Fuji decided to stop production based...

True.

If Fuji decided to stop production based on low demand, there is absolutely no point in accessing raw material availability options a couple of months later...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-26-2018
Replies: 224
Views: 14,819
Posted By brbo
Basically saying low demand was the cause for...

Basically saying low demand was the cause for discontinuation and now (a few months after they've coated their last BW film) raw material unavailability is the cause that BW films can't be brought...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-26-2018
Replies: 224
Views: 14,819
Posted By brbo
So the market collapsed long long time ago and...

So the market collapsed long long time ago and then Fuji discontinued production of the film just recently? Or were they selling from stock for all that time? Do you have that information?

You have...
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