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Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10 Hours Ago
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Views: 59
Posted By jmpgino
Voigtlander Perkeo 11 lens service.

Hello. My Perkeo has developed an issue that has to be the lubrication gumming up. When focusing it feels like it slips. Now I found a bloke in New Zealand but for a simple lens clean and re lube...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 1 Day Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 135
Posted By jmpgino
Fixed it, used some intelligence and discovered...

Fixed it, used some intelligence and discovered that the calibration was in the wheel. Once I worked out how it worked, it was easy to calibrate and set.
Sorry for bothering you.......
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 2 Days Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 135
Posted By jmpgino
DeJur-Amsco Range Finder repair help please.

Well suddenly something was wrong, discovered one of the small mirrors had come unstuck, for the age I suppose no surprises. Anyhow dismantled the end where the mirror had come off, cleaned carefully...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 168
Views: 5,625
Posted By jmpgino
I have just returned from three weeks in Northern...

I have just returned from three weeks in Northern Italy. Spent a few days in Venice, then drove and stayed at four of the beautiful lakes the rest of the vacation. During the entire time I saw only...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-08-2019
Replies: 64
Views: 1,762
Posted By jmpgino
Fake Photographers.

I was in Sedona late last year and was at a location I had photographed some ten years before. It was overgrown badly but i decided to take three records. I had a Hasselblad SWC/M, Rolleiflex 3.5F...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-26-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 971
Posted By jmpgino
English newspaper article.

Here is an article about the German economy slowing down. The image at the top of the article is of a Leica M series body being constructed.
Now just about everything today is electrical. Three of my...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-26-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 296
Posted By jmpgino
Problem solved. I sat and imagined how the...

Problem solved. I sat and imagined how the mechanism worked, step by step. Went at it again and got everything in line and it popped right back in. The Germans certainly are clever little devils in...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-26-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 296
Posted By jmpgino
Well sadly Fred Mueller has retired. Anyone else...

Well sadly Fred Mueller has retired. Anyone else got any suggestions for someone in the United States.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-25-2019
Replies: 0
Views: 174
Posted By jmpgino
Voigtlqnder Perkeo 11 issue.

Well like the idiot I am, I went into the top of this camera to see why the number counter was starting to be sluggish. Did some cleaning, I did this a while back with no problems, but this time...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-25-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 296
Posted By jmpgino
Voigtlqnder Perkeo 11 issue.

Well like the idiot I am, I went into the top of this camera to see why the number counter was starting to be sluggish. Did some cleaning, I did this a while back with no problems, but this time...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-19-2019
Replies: 60
Views: 2,542
Posted By jmpgino
When I was a young teenager I remember looking at...

When I was a young teenager I remember looking at the girl Bond was with on the ferry. However when I saw the film again a few years ago I saw the Rolleiflex for the first time, I never gave the girl...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-19-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 485
Posted By jmpgino
For the hell of it, I would put one neg through...

For the hell of it, I would put one neg through some fixer again, wash it ect.....and see if there are any changes !!!
Your climate up in Seattle is nice, so it all points towards the processor of...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-19-2019
Replies: 60
Views: 2,542
Posted By jmpgino
“ CAN YOU STILL GET FILM FOR THAT “ yep, the film...

“ CAN YOU STILL GET FILM FOR THAT “ yep, the film manufacturers certainly do not push their products very well.
I am having one of my Hasselblad body’s serviced, the tec says he is busier now than he...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 08-17-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 542
Posted By jmpgino
Best of these two folders.

For Black and White only, of these two which is the finer glass.
Super Ikonta 531/2 with coated Zeiss Opton or the Voigtlqnder Color Skopar 80/3.5f on a Perkeo 11.
Are there limitations on either of...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 08-16-2019
Replies: 1,016
Views: 196,862
Posted By jmpgino
Not sure where to post this so.....

....why not here. Rather interesting images here, thought some of you would like to see them also.

https://www.cnn.com/style/article/louvre-album-of-the-world/index.html
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-15-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 1,118
Posted By jmpgino
I remember when I was living in the UK, I had...

I remember when I was living in the UK, I had just moved down to London in the late 70’s
I went down to speakers corner on a Sunday. There were all types of people there standing on crates, spouting...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-14-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 1,118
Posted By jmpgino
Man saves Nikon F2S from attic.

He has a good eye. So I thought I would share this with you all.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/photography/2019/08/14/an-old-camera-roll-film-help-one-photographer-rediscover-pleasures-photography/
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-12-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 847
Posted By jmpgino
Oh boy do I feel sorry for you mate. I slipped on...

Oh boy do I feel sorry for you mate. I slipped on ice at the Grand Canyon last December. I had a Hasselblad SWC/m around my neck, A Zeiss Super Ikonta Opton Tessar 6x9 folder in my coat pocket and a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-06-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 807
Posted By jmpgino
I have way too many cameras, three Hasselblads...

I have way too many cameras, three Hasselblads and a bunch of glass, three Rolleiflex, an M6 and this M3, two high end folders and only two hands.
The M3 is in good condition. It’s not long ago I...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-06-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 807
Posted By jmpgino
M3 worth repairing the shutter ?

Well my M3 shutter has packed it. Looking in behind there is something hanging adrift, metal with some shutter blind cloth attached.
A full shutter overhaul is $385 she is not worth more than maybe...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-02-2019
Replies: 292
Views: 15,406
Posted By jmpgino
Voigtlander Perkeo 11

Voigtlander Perkeo 11
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-28-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 340
Posted By jmpgino
Thank you all for your kind suggestions. I...

Thank you all for your kind suggestions. I believe I will call Mr Youxin tomorrow morning. After searching for him I discovered he also services lenses. I have a 35mm F2 that for some reason the...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-27-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 340
Posted By jmpgino
Even pointing me in the direction would be a help...

Even pointing me in the direction would be a help for me !!!!
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-27-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 340
Posted By jmpgino
I went to the repair page and it was BLANK, I am...

I went to the repair page and it was BLANK, I am not computer savvy. Some help would be appreciated please.....
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-27-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 340
Posted By jmpgino
M3 jammed shutter.

Hello people,
I have an M6 and an M3. The 6 has trouble with slow shutter speeds and today the 3 has jammed during film winding. Removed the film and the curtains are jammed half way.
Who should...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-08-2019
Replies: 292
Views: 15,406
Posted By jmpgino
Undoubtedly my Hasselblad SWC/M just been...

Undoubtedly my Hasselblad SWC/M just been scanning images from a dozen rolls and every time I see the images I am astounded by the Zeiss results. It is a fantastic camera. It will be buried with me,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-02-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 535
Posted By jmpgino
No red window, taken with Hasselblad SWC/M and a...

No red window, taken with Hasselblad SWC/M and a 503CW with A12 backs.
It is nothing stuck on the negative but I believe it was and only after developing, was it washed off in the rinse.
The very...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-02-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 535
Posted By jmpgino
120 backing paper numbers on negatives.

Just had some three and four year old negatives processed. Kodak Ektar 100 and some Kodak 160 VC.
Upon scanning in Nikon 8000 ED I can clearly see the backing paper numbers and the film grain is not...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-16-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 993
Posted By jmpgino
One of my straps was getting rather suspicious,...

One of my straps was getting rather suspicious, so I took it to a saddle maker. He made a new strap for me with the old clips. Beware if you go this way as the rivets have to be small because if too...
Forum: Photo Software 06-08-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 5,532
Posted By jmpgino
Since my last computer crash I lost my Adobe...

Since my last computer crash I lost my Adobe photoshop. When discovering they want me to pay a monthly fee for something I would only use half a dozen times a year, they can forget it. Some of us who...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-27-2019
Replies: 232
Views: 48,679
Posted By jmpgino
Forty years using a digital spot meter with...

Forty years using a digital spot meter with Hasselblads, rolleiflexes, Leicas and my late father’s 1953 Zeiss Super Ikonta 6x9 and I have never used anything else. And I have never ever had a bad...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-27-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 585
Posted By jmpgino
I have 40 rolls of exposed 120 roll Color film.

I live in Georgia USA and am wondering does anyone know of a processing lab that gives a discount on bulk orders.
Used to have a good Lab in Atlanta but they sadly went bust years ago. So any help...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 02-27-2019
Replies: 0
Views: 299
Posted By jmpgino
Voigtländer Perkeo 11 film counter repair.

If any of you who have a problem with this can easily fix it yourself. I had one that was stickin and not returning to 1 when removing a used film.
Hold the film advance knob and LOOSEN the screw,...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 02-26-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 744
Posted By jmpgino
Voigtländer Bessa 11 lens choice.

OK I am only interested in Black and White work with this camera. Is there any serious difference between the Heliar and Skopar lenses.
Already have my late Father’s Super Ikonta 513/2 and love it....
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 02-17-2019
Replies: 99
Views: 11,209
Posted By jmpgino
Thank you css9450. Just got a like new lens hood,...

Thank you css9450. Just got a like new lens hood, yellow filter, uv filter with a lovely leather case.
Cheers,
James.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 02-17-2019
Replies: 99
Views: 11,209
Posted By jmpgino
Just bought a Perkeo 11 from a chap in Stockholm...

Just bought a Perkeo 11 from a chap in Stockholm and was wondering what details I need to get the correct Voigtländer lens hood and the filter sizes to go on the Skopar lens.
Thanks for any...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 02-15-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 412
Posted By jmpgino
Wanting a Voigtländer Bessa 11.

What is my best lens choice for B&W work. Also the eyepiece looks terribly small, is it an issue as I have never had one of these cameras in my hands.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-12-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 1,906
Posted By jmpgino
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Are there other scanner software producers out there that I could use...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-11-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 1,906
Posted By jmpgino
Are there other scanner software producers out...

Are there other scanner software producers out there that I could use instead of Vuescan.
I have my Nikon 3.12 software CD but it will not load onto my newer 64 bit computer.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-10-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 1,906
Posted By jmpgino
I have a very wealthy friend in Switzerland who...

I have a very wealthy friend in Switzerland who has every single lens of the Hasselblad range and a bunch of the V system bodies. We have been communicating a lot recently since we met up again on...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-10-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 1,906
Posted By jmpgino
I exercise my lenses every month. Just developed...

I exercise my lenses every month. Just developed in the last two months 22 rolls of Acros and 30 rolls of TMax 400. So I obviously use them probably more than you do yours. Never needed to have a...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-10-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 1,906
Posted By jmpgino
Sounds like people don’t mind spending good money...

Sounds like people don’t mind spending good money on something now and expecting it to fail even with little use down the road.
$35,000 of Hasselblad V system never a SINGLE PROBLEM IN 35 Years of...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-10-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 1,906
Posted By jmpgino
Well if it’s robust it certainly is not user...

Well if it’s robust it certainly is not user friendly. The scanner works perfectly on the 32 bit PC, ended up hooking it up today to scan a film I developed yesterday.
My issue is why it worked last...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-10-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 1,906
Posted By jmpgino
I recently got a used PC that has the FireWire...

I recently got a used PC that has the FireWire connection, downloaded windows 10 and then Vuescan Pro.
It worked one day and not the next. Then uninstalled the software, got it going and then again...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-10-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 1,906
Posted By jmpgino
I recently got a used PC that has the FireWire...

I recently got a used PC that has the FireWire connection, downloaded windows 10 and then Vuescan Pro.
It worked one day and not the next. Then uninstalled the software, got it going and then again...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-09-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 1,906
Posted By jmpgino
I Hate VUESCAN.

Nothing but trouble with this software. Using a Nikon 8000ED on 120 roll film. It does auto focus, then starts to scan but only for a second then stops !!!
Have tried 35mm carrier and it does the...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 02-02-2019
Replies: 0
Views: 263
Posted By jmpgino
Semi automated BW development system.

This is rather exciting, don’t forget to subscribe to his letter. The more of us looking will encourage him even more.

http://www.thomasjmueller.de/projects/laboratory.html
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-27-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 346
Posted By jmpgino
Hasselblad picture copying.

I have some European oil paintings from my Grandfather and a Churchill item that I want to make black and white and colour copies of. I used my SWC/M a few years ago and got excellent results. Since...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 01-27-2019
Replies: 1
Views: 372
Posted By jmpgino
Copying with a Hasselblad questions.

I have some European oil paintings from my Grandfather and a Churchill item that I want to make black and white and colour copies of. I used my SWC/M a few years ago and got excellent results. Since...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 01-24-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 575
Posted By jmpgino
The metal does look a little on the chrome side,...

The metal does look a little on the chrome side, probably the reason why what I used did not stick.
I will look into that spray option, thank you.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 01-24-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 536
Posted By jmpgino
I find it hard to believe that automobile paint...

I find it hard to believe that automobile paint will work on a camera bellows, that stuff is not designed to be flexed, so it’s going to crack no matter what.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 01-24-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 575
Posted By jmpgino
Zeiss folding camera touch up paint wanted.

I have a few areas on my Zeiss Super Ikonta of 1953 that has lost little bits of paint.
I bought some Hobby Lobby art paint hoping it would stick but no, it just comes off. Does anyone know of a...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 01-20-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 536
Posted By jmpgino
It thins with Naptha or Xylene. I honestly...

It thins with Naptha or Xylene. I honestly thought Acetone or Laquer thinner would work but neither did anything, so I went out and got the Xylene.
Used a straw to get a small amount in a plastic...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 01-20-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 536
Posted By jmpgino
Bellows light leak fixed.

My late Father’s Super Ikonta 513/2 folder had developed two pin holes in the corners. Tried to get a new set of bellows but it’s basically not doable. A repair man suggested using this stuff, he...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-18-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 644
Posted By jmpgino
I have been processing my own stuff for years, I...

I have been processing my own stuff for years, I AM METICULOUS. I even have a Thermoworks $100 temperature reader and a $110 Thermoworke IR gun that I use in combination with each other.
These...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-18-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 644
Posted By jmpgino
B&W Film Defects.

Am I the only one who keeps getting defects on Black And White film. I have had it with FP4 and now TMax400. So far never an issue with Acros but with the others it’s like a tiny amount of emulsion...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-18-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 833
Posted By jmpgino
Years ago my Hasselblad SWC/M fell onto the floor...

Years ago my Hasselblad SWC/M fell onto the floor when I braked, broke the winder, that winder was very expensive.
I was at the Grand Canyon last December, slipped on ice and did $700 damage to a...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 01-15-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 872
Posted By jmpgino
It’s a 6X9 and my Father bought it in Stuttgart...

It’s a 6X9 and my Father bought it in Stuttgart 1953, I have the receipt and and the first image it took of the store owner with my mother.
I have every film it has taken, Father was meticulous with...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-15-2019
Replies: 1
Views: 285
Posted By jmpgino
Read my thread, a bellows is not always possible...

Read my thread, a bellows is not always possible to replace in some Ikonta cameras. The front plate is sometimes riveted to the back in both film wells, drilling out and re riveting would certainly...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 01-15-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 872
Posted By jmpgino
And this is his reply the second time, I had told...

And this is his reply the second time, I had told him I was originally English but have been in the United States for thirty years and have relatives back in England that could help me procure a...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 01-15-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 872
Posted By jmpgino
This is part of the reply I got when asking them...

This is part of the reply I got when asking them if they could help me.....


Thank you for writing to me about your very desirable Super Ikonta 6x9. The only source of replacement bellows for your...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 01-15-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 872
Posted By jmpgino
Thank you Steve, was thinking of this stuff 3M...

Thank you Steve, was thinking of this stuff 3M Windo Weld 08609 it is a Urethane. I used it to reattach the rear window of my wife’s convertible car to the cloth top. It is brilliant stuff, dries...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 01-14-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 872
Posted By jmpgino
Well I got a seven year waiting list offer, I...

Well I got a seven year waiting list offer, I might even be dead myself by then.
So what would a professional use to seal a light leak on a folding camera ??
I may well do the job myself.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 01-14-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 872
Posted By jmpgino
Thank you John, I have sent him an...

Thank you John, I have sent him an email.
Cheers,
James.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 01-14-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 872
Posted By jmpgino
Need new bellows for Zeiss Super Ikonta 531/2

Does anyone know where I can buy and have a new set of bellows installed for a Zeiss Super Ikonta 531/2
I have two corner pin holes that are very hard to get at and thought it might be better to get...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-07-2019
Replies: 533
Views: 47,939
Posted By jmpgino
Bingley, your development times and agitation...

Bingley, your development times and agitation schedule worked absolutely perfectly. Did three rolls in single tank and they were spot on.
Thank you so very much for spending the time to help...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 01-06-2019
Replies: 389
Views: 66,775
Posted By jmpgino
What is the service cost of a Rollei 35 today...

What is the service cost of a Rollei 35 today ?????
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-05-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 365
Posted By jmpgino
Stay clear of it. I have one that started doing...

Stay clear of it. I have one that started doing double exposures, sent it off to Nikon and they said it needed a new shutter but they no longer have spare parts.
This was around eight years ago.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-03-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 728
Posted By jmpgino
Thanks for your input. I have just got three new...

Thanks for your input. I have just got three new bottles of Rodinal, so having marked the one with the test. I’ll compare and look out for changes. I will probably not be developing with the stuff...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-03-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 728
Posted By jmpgino
Introducing Argon gas into Rodinal bottle.

Here sharing an idea I just had.
Just opened a bottle of Adox Rodinal for three rolls of film. I thought the bottle before had enough to do six rolls but sadly no.
So I usually try and squeeze out as...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-02-2019
Replies: 533
Views: 47,939
Posted By jmpgino
Got it thank you for the help. I have got six...

Got it thank you for the help. I have got six rolls in two tanks, I think I will try one set as per your H suggestion, I have been using a syringe with Adox Rodinal, will see if it works with this...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-02-2019
Replies: 533
Views: 47,939
Posted By jmpgino
I know I am getting old but stupid ??? Right just...

I know I am getting old but stupid ???
Right just got some Kodak HC110 concentrate to develop Kodak TMax 400 120 roll film. I do three rolls per tank.
Tells me to dilute concentrate at 1/3 for stock...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 12-31-2018
Replies: 552
Views: 139,977
Posted By jmpgino
Service cost on one of these.

I bought a Rollei 35SE when I was in London 37 years ago. I must have only put around ten rolls through it. Just dug it out and the speeds are now off and the lens retracting suddenly does not like...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 12-28-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 1,251
Posted By jmpgino
Print washing woes.

I am getting sick of print washing using a pool pump to circulate the water. And I refuse to pay hundreds of $’s for a print washer that only has $50 of plastic glued up.
So I am thinking of making...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-28-2018
Replies: 34
Views: 1,874
Posted By jmpgino
Two from recent vacation.

Two from recent vacation.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-28-2018
Replies: 34
Views: 1,874
Posted By jmpgino
One from Rolleiflex 3.5F and the other Hasselblad...

One from Rolleiflex 3.5F and the other Hasselblad SWC/M Identical quality.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 12-28-2018
Replies: 1,169
Views: 421,074
Posted By jmpgino
Super Ikonta 531/2 My late Fathers camera from...

Super Ikonta 531/2 My late Fathers camera from 1953. Takes beautiful images.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-28-2018
Replies: 460
Views: 66,461
Posted By jmpgino
And some more. The SWC/M is a beautiful camera to...

And some more. The SWC/M is a beautiful camera to work with.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-28-2018
Replies: 460
Views: 66,461
Posted By jmpgino
Some of my work here.

Some of my work here.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-28-2018
Replies: 49
Views: 2,437
Posted By jmpgino
Well I just got six boxes of Acros 120 roll film...

Well I just got six boxes of Acros 120 roll film yesterday from B&H in a box of $420 of stuff. I used to use FP4 but got sick of the paper backing, it was leaving marks and ruined many images after...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-23-2018
Replies: 1
Views: 268
Posted By jmpgino
Hasselblad SWC/M and Polarizing Filter.

Just wondering if anyone uses one with this camera. Since not being allowed to look through the lens unless I do the ground glass routine on a tripod, I rotate the filter in front of my eye and then...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-20-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 686
Posted By jmpgino
MR Barnes, you live in England you must be a...

MR Barnes, you live in England you must be a night owl. I was born there but left for the beautiful USA in 1990. A damp cold evening when you clicked them.....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-20-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 686
Posted By jmpgino
Yep, sorry it’s Rodinal I am using. Nice to read...

Yep, sorry it’s Rodinal I am using. Nice to read I was right, prints better than the screen. I recon I will get some Kodak HC 110 and try that as well.
Now what on earth can I use since Fuji has...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-20-2018
Replies: 34
Views: 1,874
Posted By jmpgino
I have to say that the F3.5 five element lens is...

I have to say that the F3.5 five element lens is amazing. I have what once cost $30,000 worth of superb Hasselblad equipment, started with the 500 CM forty years ago. I constantly have issues...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-20-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 686
Posted By jmpgino
TMax400 developing issues.

Well I have twenty rolls of 120 roll film. Developed one roll using Adox and when scanning with a Nikon 8000ED boy there is a lot of grain, actually it looks like gravel.
Can someone please give me...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 12-18-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 330
Posted By jmpgino
Black and White paper help.

I have been recently using ilford multi grade but dissatisfied with the quality for a wall print. Thirty years ago they had Gallerie that was superb stuff.
Can anyone recommend some fine papers for...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-18-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 398
Posted By jmpgino
Yes, ground glass and a chimney finder. Anyhow I...

Yes, ground glass and a chimney finder. Anyhow I have bought one and will soon be using it if the postman gets a move on.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-17-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 398
Posted By jmpgino
That would not work, the SWC/M is just a lens...

That would not work, the SWC/M is just a lens with a film back attached. The viewfinder is an external accessory. I need to be able to remove the back and view through the lens.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-17-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 398
Posted By jmpgino
Hasselblad Linear Mirror Unit.

Has anyone used this attachment on a SWC/M camera. I have an old brochure that I got back in the 80’s with a brief description and an image of it in use.
I have some old oil paintings from Europe...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 12-16-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 507
Posted By jmpgino
Nikon 8000 ED scan issues.

I am using Nikon Software. Using the 120 roll film adapter. I am suddenly unable to get a full scan of negative two, it gives me a bottom portion of number one and missees the bottom of number two....
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-03-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 396
Posted By jmpgino
slipped on ice broke 3.5F light meter.

Was up at the Grand Canyon today, slipped on ice and the 3.5Flanded on the meter housing and broke it. Are these meter housings still available, it’s a series 3 model.
It’s ruined my day, I did save...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-12-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 713
Posted By jmpgino
Great and many thanks, it looks like you have got...

Great and many thanks, it looks like you have got it for me.
Cheers,
James.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-11-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 713
Posted By jmpgino
Well I found my Nikon 3.1 scanner software...

Well I found my Nikon 3.1 scanner software download CD and got it up and running on the Windows XP machine. Tried downloading it onto the Windows 10 machine but it comes up telling me not possible....
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-10-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 713
Posted By jmpgino
Well Windows 10 will not run it, it downloads the...

Well Windows 10 will not run it, it downloads the file but then nothing. So I will have a crack at the Windows XP machine later on......
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-10-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 713
Posted By jmpgino
Timmy Joe, I think you have solved it. You lovely...

Timmy Joe, I think you have solved it. You lovely tinker you. I am going to try downloading this on Windows 10 first. Brilliant stuff old bean.......or young bean......
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-10-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 713
Posted By jmpgino
Well it says it will only operate with Vista. I...

Well it says it will only operate with Vista. I have one PC with Windows XP and one with Windows 10.
I am anything but computer savvy, so when I thought you had given me an early Christmas present,...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-10-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 713
Posted By jmpgino
No you can not. It was stopped by them ages ago,...

No you can not. It was stopped by them ages ago, I even phoned up and was told TOUGH LUCK !!!
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-10-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 713
Posted By jmpgino
Nikon 8000ED SCANNER owners.

I am looking for the originalCD software download for scanning that Nikon supplied with this scanner. Mine has disappeared and after having an issue lost it on my PC. I am having issues with Viuescan...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-08-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 443
Posted By jmpgino
Yes, I cut my 120 film into strips of three 6x6...

Yes, I cut my 120 film into strips of three 6x6 and 6x9 for another camera and also because I have a darkroom. It will not let me get a full scan of the second image on the 6x6 negative and wastes...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-08-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 443
Posted By jmpgino
And I have it on LIST 1-3 scan. When I had Nikon...

And I have it on LIST 1-3 scan. When I had Nikon Scanner I could input either 6x6 or 6x9 negative scan mode but not on this set up.....what am I doing wrong here ?
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-08-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 443
Posted By jmpgino
Vuescan and Nikon 8000ED Problems.p

Just got these two hooked up and using a three strip of negatives, the scanner keeps doing one and a half negatives and then another one and a half negatives, ie I am not getting the middle image....
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-02-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 921
Posted By jmpgino
Sorry this bloody iPad likes to change my typing...

Sorry this bloody iPad likes to change my typing Maigo. I just lost my dear Gino recently, a daily mourn at the moment and I want to scan my images of my late four legged son and the wife is pushing...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-02-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 921
Posted By jmpgino
Mango, I just looked at this and it just seems to...

Mango,
I just looked at this and it just seems to be a monitor. Now I am certainly not a computer wizz, at 61 I feel I do rather well but is this the correct link ???
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-02-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 921
Posted By jmpgino
Been looking on the bay, will this PC work for me...

Been looking on the bay, will this PC work for me ???

https://www.ebay.com/itm/HP-Pavilion-Elite-e9150-PC-Gaming-Desktop-Intel-i7-Quad-8-GB-820-GB-Nvidia-GT220/173617437301
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-02-2018
Replies: 1
Views: 331
Posted By jmpgino
Nikon 8000ED scanner issue.

I got a new pc and I have been trying to use it with the Nikon Scanner. The Firewire 1394 socket is missing in the new pc, tried a plug in connect that was rubbish. Just talked with the computer...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-02-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 921
Posted By jmpgino
Nah, I want something that will do it all in one....

Nah, I want something that will do it all in one. I have aNikon 8000 ED and I can not find a FireWire connector that works it on a new pc.
I think I will post a Nikon Scanner question. Thanks for...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-02-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 921
Posted By jmpgino
Looking for a new scanner.

Would you please help me by suggesting some good scanners for 120 roll film.
I have been out of touch for some years. I would pay up to $1,500 but I believe that there are very good models for around...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-03-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 622
Posted By jmpgino
Another good article.

https://www.economist.com/books-and-arts/2018/06/02/retro-photography-is-in-vogue
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-31-2018
Replies: 1
Views: 438
Posted By jmpgino
I post articles on here.....

...because I enjoy images old and new. I have three Hasselblad and many lenses and accessories, three Rolleiflexes, two Leica M series, my late Fathers Super Ikonta C, my late Grandfathers Newman and...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-13-2018
Replies: 0
Views: 403
Posted By jmpgino
Nice old images.

You will like these.....

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/in-sight/wp/2018/04/13/stanley-kubricks-little-known-life-as-a-still-photographer/?utm_term=.f90dee3f882b
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-20-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 591
Posted By jmpgino
30 plus rolls of color 120 roll film needs processing.

Hello, i have a mixture of slide and print roll film that needs processing. Anybody know of a company that gives a discount for bulk processing. Don't want prints just want them developed.
Thank you...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 02-12-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 746
Posted By jmpgino
Tripod, small F stop with SuperIkonta C.

Has anyone with one of these cameras, used a tripod, stopped them way down to see the quality. I have my late fathers, Ken serviced the shutter so now sweet. Wondering what a F32 would achieve, i.e....
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 02-03-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 1,720
Posted By jmpgino
Sorry but you are out of luck. I sent mine into...

Sorry but you are out of luck. I sent mine into Nikon service ten years ago, they returned saying, camera no longer supported and no longer any parts.
My shutter had apparently packed in, incredible...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-26-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 862
Posted By jmpgino
Hasselblad skin covering issues.

Just got back two weeks ago from a trip on Kauai. Took some Hasselblad stuff and a Rolleiflex TLR. All was wonderful but I had a heat issue regarding the adhesive on an A12 back, I was swapping out....
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 12-26-2017
Replies: 1
Views: 761
Posted By jmpgino
Nikon 8000ED home repair.

I forgot to mention in an earlier thread that I had solved a breakdown with this scanner.
On turning on she would make usual noises but then the light would flash quickly and stay doing so.
Well on...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 12-20-2017
Replies: 20
Views: 1,552
Posted By jmpgino
Well I have for some reason lost my original...

Well I have for some reason lost my original Nikon Download software CD's, I got Viewscan years back but preferred the Nikon system.
Nikon does not support this scanner any longer, no surprised there...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 12-18-2017
Replies: 20
Views: 1,552
Posted By jmpgino
Nikon 8000ED comparability problem, it's serious !!

My desktop box has died, video card blew then the power box. So I went for a new Dell, has plenty of umph but my Nikon 8000 ED scanners fire wire cable will not go into the new box.
So went to...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-15-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 1,276
Posted By jmpgino
Griptac

I had my late Fathers Zeiss Super Ikonta C covered with Griptac about five years ago. The stuff is excellent, superior holding feel above leather. I figured the extra cost of leather was a waste of...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-11-2017
Replies: 29
Views: 2,012
Posted By jmpgino
Off the topic but still in relation. Five days in...

Off the topic but still in relation. Five days in Washington, not the height of the season but still many tourists. In all of that time I did not see ONE FILM CAMERA being used. I got plenty of...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 11-10-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 1,248
Posted By jmpgino
Looking for PHOTOSHOP.

I have crashed my main PC and am getting a new one. I want a PHOTOSHOP for working with scanned film negatives and digital files, that I can then print.
What is the best PHOTOSHOP out there now boys...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-10-2017
Replies: 29
Views: 2,012
Posted By jmpgino
"If the WH instruction isn't specific...

"If the WH instruction isn't specific enough"

WHEN IT SAYS "LENS NO LONGER THAN THREE INCHES AND MUST BE NOT BE REMOVABLE"

I would say that IS SPECIFIC ENOUGH !!!!!!!

Also remember you either walk...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-10-2017
Replies: 29
Views: 2,012
Posted By jmpgino
Well we got back from Washington DC two days ago,...

Well we got back from Washington DC two days ago, the weather changed so often I am suffering with a bad cold.
The White House trip was superb, after all of the on line vetting and getting the pass,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-10-2017
Replies: 58
Views: 2,326
Posted By jmpgino
Well i have just got back from five days walking...

Well i have just got back from five days walking around the monuments in Washington DC, took a Hasselblad SWC/M, Rolleiflex 3.5F and a Nikon D300. Gave the nikon to the wife. The first day my hips...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-28-2017
Replies: 29
Views: 2,012
Posted By jmpgino
But "SELF POTRTRAIT" is so much more dignified...

But "SELF POTRTRAIT" is so much more dignified and certainly more eloquent than the disgusting use of abbreviated words that we now have to endure in our daily lives. It was also something of a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-28-2017
Replies: 29
Views: 2,012
Posted By jmpgino
The lens is fixed and less than 3 inches in...

The lens is fixed and less than 3 inches in length, so that part passes. My problem maybe the film back, if I remove the dark slide, the back is then kind off fixed. But it is certainly not COMPACT...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-28-2017
Replies: 29
Views: 2,012
Posted By jmpgino
This is the White House instruction on what is...

This is the White House instruction on what is and is not allowed in.....

https://www.whitehouse.gov/participate/tours-and-events#prohibited
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-27-2017
Replies: 29
Views: 2,012
Posted By jmpgino
Hasselblad swc/m in the White House.

Booked in for a White House tour and I see they allow a camera with a fixed lens no longer than 3 inches. The wife is shouting at me but I am wondering if anyone with this camera has been denied...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-23-2017
Replies: 52
Views: 12,792
Posted By jmpgino
Some people ask stupid questions about what...

Some people ask stupid questions about what camera to take on vacation but on this occasion I am having the same issue.
Going up for the first time up to Washington DC in two weeks. I just do not...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-23-2017
Replies: 0
Views: 723
Posted By jmpgino
Hasselblad a12 light seal kit.

I have a spare couple of these two piece kits but decided to contact Hasselblad and get some more. It is an easy job replacing them every few years.
Well the price nearly knocked me off my feet. One...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-07-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1,162
Posted By jmpgino
UV filter numbers.

Just got a aRillei bay 11 uv filter, why does it have

-0,5

Stamped on it. Surely this is not an exposure compensation of half a stop. I can use my spot meter through it but it may not give me the...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 09-16-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 1,499
Posted By jmpgino
Cleaning an inkjet print.

Am I asking the obvious, that it can not be done or is there a way.
I have some rolled up 20x 20 prints and two have what looks like mold on them.
Only thought I had was using regular water and some...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-01-2017
Replies: 1
Views: 693
Posted By jmpgino
Rollei filter issue.

I have noticed play between the glass and the aluminum frame. Looked to see if the retaining ring had unscrewed but could not find one !!
Eyesight not at its once best but I see nothing seating the...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-12-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 932
Posted By jmpgino
Well since posting I found a free site and...

Well since posting I found a free site and downloaded it. I wanted it more just for seeing the construction inside, I have now got three of these cameras.Reading the servicing instructions it is no...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-12-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 932
Posted By jmpgino
Rolleiflex service manual.

Has anyone out there purchased one of these download instructions, if so what are they like.
It starts at the top with Leica, just scroll down for the TLR...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 07-30-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1,080
Posted By jmpgino
Thank you for the informative reply there CMur12....

Thank you for the informative reply there CMur12. I will keep an eye out for another H1 from now on.
I wonder if the glass in the viewing lens is the same soft variety as the taking lens...
Forum: RFF Polls 07-29-2017
Replies: 240
Views: 157,374
Posted By jmpgino
Born in England, was never very happy living...

Born in England, was never very happy living there and so I left for the United States of America 27 years ago. I can honestly say that every year since has been delightful. My only complaint is...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 07-29-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1,080
Posted By jmpgino
Thanks, it is for lens protection. I can not...

Thanks, it is for lens protection. I can not understand why anyone would not use a clear filter for protection. My fingerprints never fail to get on the glass, so I am constantly cleaning it.
What...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 07-28-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1,080
Posted By jmpgino
Rollei Filter help.

Hello,
I use a yellow and H1 filter on a Bay 11 Rolleiflex, when not wanting to lose an F stop I swap them around. My eyesight at the age of sixty is getting worse and when the yellow is on the...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 07-21-2017
Replies: 17
Views: 4,612
Posted By jmpgino
If anyone has problems with the U.K. bloke, I...

If anyone has problems with the U.K. bloke, I have some old friends back there who can find and break his legs if the bloke screws you over, for a reasonable fee, usually they find an amicable...
Forum: Film vs Digital 06-24-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 1,072
Posted By jmpgino
Nikon D300 help please.

Hello,
I have just got a used excellent plus D300. At sixty years of age I am not wiz with electronics. My question is can I get it to take a monochrome image as well as a color one being recorded at...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-27-2017
Replies: 1
Views: 695
Posted By jmpgino
How to clean viewing mirror in a .......

Rolleiflex E3.5 TLR, I have removed the four top screws and thought that the top viewfinder assembly would pull up and off, giving me access to cleaning the viewing mirror and the underneath of the...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-21-2017
Replies: 1
Views: 864
Posted By jmpgino
Last images inside Rolleiflex factory, before auction.

If you have not seen this, then you will enjoy. You can get into the 1,000 plus images by clicking on a...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-19-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 655
Posted By jmpgino
Spare parts.

Hello all,
Spare parts help needed here.....
I have an MX EVS that has a missing screw holding the top fold down viewfinder in place. Also have an E3.5 that has a foot missing off the bottom...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-17-2017
Replies: 26
Views: 1,710
Posted By jmpgino
Incredible level of curiosity being experienced.

I have had Hasselblads and Leicas for many years and very few times have I had someone recognize or even question my 500, 503CW or even my SWC/M cameras. So recently I can literally not go anywhere...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-15-2017
Replies: 932
Views: 226,569
Posted By jmpgino
Absolutely superb, probably the best BW image I...

Absolutely superb, probably the best BW image I have seen in many years. You should be very proud of it, a wonderful image. Well done.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 04-02-2017
Replies: 59
Views: 2,332
Posted By jmpgino
Had this issue a few times with my backs. Easy...

Had this issue a few times with my backs. Easy fix, YouTube it. Get a seal kit, have become expensive now but easily installed. I date on my backs when I have changed the light seal kit, to keep an...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-31-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 1,170
Posted By jmpgino
TLR case repairs.

I have a couple of Rolleiflex leather cases that need re stitching. Anyone out there had similar issues and if so how did you go about it. I was thinking of finding an alterations person who is handy...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-26-2017
Replies: 0
Views: 734
Posted By jmpgino
Old images found article here.

Worth taking a look at article here.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-derbyshire-39354321
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-24-2017
Replies: 932
Views: 226,569
Posted By jmpgino
Well that turntable puts my Thorens into the...

Well that turntable puts my Thorens into the shed. Are you in Europe ? Also what speakers are you using for the set up, it looks like a classical music set up, am I correct. I drove down to...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-14-2017
Replies: 435
Views: 33,750
Posted By jmpgino
Where is the English village image from ?

Where is the English village image from ?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-11-2017
Replies: 49
Views: 2,241
Posted By jmpgino
Use the depth of field scale with the aperture...

Use the depth of field scale with the aperture and that is enough for 90% of the images you will take. But when wanting to have in and out of focus areas, get a rough idea from looking down and...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-08-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 1,449
Posted By jmpgino
Yep, it was KEH and yes a full clean by Harry is...

Yep, it was KEH and yes a full clean by Harry is in consideration. But the bloody thing is just incredible, the dials are so smooth, all speeds are so smooth. I have bought a shed load of Hasselblad...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-08-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 1,449
Posted By jmpgino
Who is a lucky boy.

The company advertised it as a F3.5 Planar, edition #2 in excellent condition, INOPERATIVE. PRICE $690

So I thought I would take a look.
It is not excellent, it is IMACULATE AND IT WORKS...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 02-28-2017
Replies: 2
Views: 868
Posted By jmpgino
This bloke did a full clean and service on mine a...

This bloke did a full clean and service on mine a few years ago. I was miffed when it came back because the rangefinder was not smooth all the way and it started to stiffen up again with use. So sent...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-05-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 1,746
Posted By jmpgino
Thi article proves my point. A very good read for...

Thi article proves my point. A very good read for those of you interested.

https://www.douban.com/group/topic/7218187/
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-02-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 1,746
Posted By jmpgino
Xenar and Xenotar glass.

I got myself two Rolleiflexes last year both 3.5, one an MX EVS and an E model.
I have a few Hasselblads and more than enough lenses for them and also have my late fathers Super Ikonta C with the...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-26-2016
Replies: 11
Views: 1,490
Posted By jmpgino
I found a cheap rollinar, took out the viewing...

I found a cheap rollinar, took out the viewing lens glass and got an optician to make me a plain glass replacement, cost $20
So it can be done. And glass can be easily ground down on a belt sander to...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 12-21-2016
Replies: 99
Views: 11,209
Posted By jmpgino
Fast film problems you mentioned.

Like you I was brought up on the 25 and 64 Asa stuff, I still shoot at around 80 Asa I recently took some 400 Asa out to Thailand. The 500th at 22/16 became an issue for me as well, so I slapped an...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 11-28-2016
Replies: 2
Views: 1,032
Posted By jmpgino
Some good old BW images here.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/gallery/2016/nov/28/lost-england-photographs-from-1870-to-1930
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-13-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 1,017
Posted By jmpgino
Nikon 800ED Scanner help please.

Hello,
I am having some trouble with software. It looks like my software download CD's have either been stolen or destroyed with a bunch of other stuff, an X that I now call the REPTILE most likely...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-24-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 979
Posted By jmpgino
TMAX 400 developer help.

Hello, I need some advice on developing this film. i have never used it before but have a few exposed rolls.
I use Rodinal, Adox for my Acros film development and was wondering if i could use that. I...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 10-17-2016
Replies: 260
Views: 57,820
Posted By jmpgino
Spot meter.

I have been using a Minolta spot meter for 34 years and can honestly say that I have never had a bad exposure with it. I love it so much I bought an updated model with flash capability for reserve.
I...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-03-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 1,639
Posted By jmpgino
It is all roll film, 20 TMax, 20 Arcoss and an...

It is all roll film, 20 TMax, 20 Arcoss and an some out of date Provia and Kodak 160 ASA stuff.
Taking a Rolleiflex TLR and Hasselblad with three lenses and three backs. My mule will be the wife. But...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-03-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 1,639
Posted By jmpgino
Going to Thailand this week.

Hello,
I am off for two weeks vacation in Thailand later this week. I am taking 60 rolls of film with me.
So my question is, are there any of you that have had any issues regarding film quantities on...
Forum: Film vs Digital 10-02-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 1,104
Posted By jmpgino
The maximum for the frame was 800x600, so that is...

The maximum for the frame was 800x600, so that is how I plugged them in, and sized them to fit the picture frame.
I spoke with a Philips tech on the phone and even he read the manual with me and was...
Forum: Film vs Digital 09-30-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 1,104
Posted By jmpgino
Help please.

Hello,
I was not sure where to post this question but since my question involves both of these mediums, someone out there may be able to help me.
I am a medium formal film user and have the 35mm...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-08-2016
Replies: 1
Views: 498
Posted By jmpgino
Thailand vacation.

Just discovered I am in Bangkok and Phuket in October. Taking two Hasselblads, my SWC/M and 500 series. My daytime film stuff will remain as normal but I have never used 400 film ever in forty years...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-09-2016
Replies: 2
Views: 750
Posted By jmpgino
Rolleinar focusing issues.

I have been looking online for instructions on this close up system. I have a Hasselblad with a close up lens filter and the instructions are that the lens be focused at infinity only, so I move the...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-02-2016
Replies: 3
Views: 1,067
Posted By jmpgino
I made a tool to remove the rear element and it...

I made a tool to remove the rear element and it came out easily. I had a feeling the black ring at the front was for removing the front element. Mine is not budging, I will try a rubber mat and have...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-26-2016
Replies: 3
Views: 1,067
Posted By jmpgino
Rolleinar disassembly instructions.

Hello lads and lasses,
I have a Rolleinar bay 11 that I need to remove the glass lenses from, in the viewing upper section.

Does the front black ring screw off for the front glass element ?

And how...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-14-2016
Replies: 1
Views: 965
Posted By jmpgino
Modified my 3.5E case.

Just thought this might interest some of you.
Needed new leather on my strap and the pop down on the case top. So found a man I have used before. While showing him the case, I asked if he could cut...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-03-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 1,366
Posted By jmpgino
Dan is correct, the distance between the two...

Dan is correct, the distance between the two lenses, is very small. I have been looking at the lens hood and it may be possible to machine off an area, that might allow it to fit over the taking...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-01-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 1,366
Posted By jmpgino
Looking for a ugly Rollinar bay 11 viewing lens.

Anyone who has one of these, please contact me. I am going to gut the glass out and machine it down, so condition not a real problem.
Cheers,
James.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-29-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 1,152
Posted By jmpgino
Well Dan Daniel, I have asked this bloke what the...

Well Dan Daniel, I have asked this bloke what the diameter of the filter is in millimeters. Are you sure it will go on the viewing lens with a hood and filter on the taking lens ?
I have looked at...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-21-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 1,152
Posted By jmpgino
Well Dante Stella, you have hit on a good idea....

Well Dante Stella, you have hit on a good idea. But I would rather use the Rollinar filter for the taking Lens, if only I could find a way of getting some clear glass into it.
Are there no off market...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-20-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 1,152
Posted By jmpgino
The previous model was a 3.5 Xenar MX EVS. Surely...

The previous model was a 3.5 Xenar MX EVS. Surely Rollei understood the need to protect both upper and lower lenses with filters and needing a hood for the lower lens while being protected. Not very...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-20-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 1,152
Posted By jmpgino
3.5E problem with filters and lens hood.

Well I have a problem. Just got a 3.5E it came with a lens hood, I also purchased separately two Rollei filters, one yellow and one UV. To my surprise the lens hood will not go on when both the...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-16-2016
Replies: 3
Views: 791
Posted By jmpgino
Well I took the back off and put a Hasselblad...

Well I took the back off and put a Hasselblad chimney finder on the back and after focusing on an object checked what the lens was like. Rather difficult to see but it looked in focus. Put it on a...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-15-2016
Replies: 3
Views: 791
Posted By jmpgino
Mx Evs Focus Readings Incorrect.

Just got this camera recently, put two rolls through it so far and even though have not printed anything yet, on close examination on light table everything seems excellent.
However, when i focus on...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-19-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 1,366
Posted By jmpgino
What do the camera strap connectors look like for EVS model.

I have a case with this camera but am looking for a strap only way. Now I can use my Hasselblad V series strap but it will be metal to metal and scratch the sides.
So could someone please post an...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-14-2016
Replies: 1
Views: 587
Posted By jmpgino
Just found out E SIX lab in Atlanta GA closed.

And a few years ago as well.......So does anybody know of a pro lab in the area I could use. If not any suggestions please. I have some Provia that needs processing in my pile.

Cheers for any...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-12-2016
Replies: 1,179
Views: 450,653
Posted By jmpgino
When I lived in London many years ago, I went to...

When I lived in London many years ago, I went to see an exhibition of this mans work. He was called a war photographer at the time if I am correct.
Anyhow here he is again in an article, never knew...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-26-2016
Replies: 2
Views: 996
Posted By jmpgino
Cocked or not ?

Hasselblad recommends shutter cocked and if it is not you can not see through the lens.
Zeiss Super Ikonta C, cock shutter before exposure.
Leica M series six and before, cock shutter before...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-11-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 1,692
Posted By jmpgino
Two lens hoods for rolleiflex tlr.....

.....does anyone put two on and is it possible to rotate two on together at the same time. I have just got my first model and am considering this option.
Cheers for answers.
James.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-22-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 1,057
Posted By jmpgino
I will try and get a scan off for your opinion....

I will try and get a scan off for your opinion. My trouble is there are five more rolls and I am not expecting any good new from them either. I have decided to process them tomorrow, wife will be...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-22-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 1,057
Posted By jmpgino
FP4 issues.

Well I have just developed three rolls of this stuff and each one has issues. They all look like it was snowing and bigger than real snow. The film is old and I can only presume that it is being...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-22-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 2,212
Posted By jmpgino
Just got a Rollieflex and look what is inside....

These words are on a piece of gold colored paper, thick black typed lettering......

FOR SALE TO AND USE BY AURTHORISED U.S. FORCES EXCHANGE PATRONS ONLY.

Notice the English spelling an S not a Z,...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-19-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 1,593
Posted By jmpgino
Well I have bitten the bullet.

Have got a very nice MX 3.5 Xenar and case on the way, large focus knob so a younger model.
So my question is what lens hood and number do I look out for. And also want a yellow filter, so again what...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-15-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 2,098
Posted By jmpgino
Hand held light meters.

OK, I have two Minolta spot meters, one waiting in reserve for a failure on my main one. Then have a Minolta 1V flash meter, it is acting up. So looking at getting either an excellent condition...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 01-11-2016
Replies: 2
Views: 956
Posted By jmpgino
Lovely BW images here.

I used to go here when I lived in England many years ago. Chatsworth gardens were superb, I strolled around with my newly purchased Hasselblad in hand, loaded with Ilford FP4.
Enjoy these old images....
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 12-25-2015
Replies: 1
Views: 1,194
Posted By jmpgino
Had to share these images with you all.

Very clever indeed...Merry Christmas to you all and your families. Hope you enjoy looking at these clever images.

http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20151215-adorable-cars-in-beautiful-places
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-22-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 3,017
Posted By jmpgino
Well I went back and looked at them both again,...

Well I went back and looked at them both again, 3.5 definitely got a stuck aperture ring. The 2.8 however I got moving, so all parts work and it truly has hardly a mark on it, does not even look like...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-22-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 3,017
Posted By jmpgino
Well they both arrived and in what I would...

Well they both arrived and in what I would describe as beautiful condition, two lovely pieces of engineering. However they both have issues that I suspect are a result in age and lack of use. The 2.8...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-19-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 3,017
Posted By jmpgino
The Rolex comment was not a spelling error, my...

The Rolex comment was not a spelling error, my watches...........just like my hasselblads and your rollei stuff they, were built for quality and mercanical perfection......and all still...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-19-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 3,017
Posted By jmpgino
Looks like I have fired up some of you...

Looks like I have fired up some of you chaps.......and that is good for us all.

So regarding Nikon, I have a 35TI, THAT EXPENSIVE PIECE OF CRAP BROKE DOWN NOT LONG AFTER WARRANTY AND NIKONS DOOR...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-19-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 3,017
Posted By jmpgino
Lightbulb Hello Brett, it is definitely more desire than...

Hello Brett, it is definitely more desire than need. In Hasselblad alone I have spent over$25,000 adding Leica and the waste of around $3,000 on Nikon rubbish. It is desire from reading about the...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-19-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 3,017
Posted By jmpgino
They arrive Tuesday, was in Paris three months...

They arrive Tuesday, was in Paris three months ago and found a store with a bunch in the window, however they were closed for the day and we were leaving the next morning early.
Have been a...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-19-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 3,017
Posted By jmpgino
Serious Rollieflex help needed here.....

Right, Suppose i have these two cameras being offered to me, both in the condition I am posting.
So which one is my best bet for Black and White photography only and best value.

2.8 D PLANAR (BAY...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 12-16-2015
Replies: 0
Views: 947
Posted By jmpgino
Just posted an article about digital printing........

.........that I found on the BBC website. This is incredible even if you still only love chemical printing.

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-35110483
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