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Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 342
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This, exactly. It is unusual to go to their site...

This, exactly. It is unusual to go to their site and not see something like 3/4 of their different films out of stock.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 342
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Frequently, apparently.

Frequently, apparently.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 342
Posted By Filter Factor
Let's give them the benefit of the doubt; all...

Let's give them the benefit of the doubt; all those boxes and labels (which they're going to re-brand the film with) are expensive.
I do look forward to trying the new film and will test it...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Day Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 576
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I came here just to see if we should also be...

I came here just to see if we should also be thanking Leica for the moon program...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-28-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 529
Posted By Filter Factor
You've put him on the spot!

You've put him on the spot!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-15-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,533
Posted By Filter Factor
The Klasse was intended from the very beginning...

The Klasse was intended from the very beginning to be a very limited production item, just 8,000 copies made and sold mainly in the Japanese home market. It was nearly unknown in much of the rest of...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-15-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,533
Posted By Filter Factor
Oh, that's not true at all. Nikon still...

Oh, that's not true at all. Nikon still produces its flagship F6 camera at its Sendai factory in Japan, utilizing space that might otherwise be used for production of its Z cameras and D850...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-25-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 400
Posted By Filter Factor
On cameras with a built-in meter, I've always...

On cameras with a built-in meter, I've always shot Provia at ISO 80, since the mid-1990s to present.
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 04-25-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,607
Posted By Filter Factor
Be patient, there will be more coming. This may...

Be patient, there will be more coming. This may surprise you, but Nikon is in the business of selling lenses. They want you to buy something new; the decision to "abandon" AIS users was probably...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 04-23-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,607
Posted By Filter Factor
Yes, pretty much. Its fun.

Yes, pretty much. Its fun.
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 04-23-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,607
Posted By Filter Factor
Using a Leica M lens or any number of other...

Using a Leica M lens or any number of other platforms on the Z camera must really be a problem then. :rolleyes: Or maybe those guys are all fanbois?
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-23-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,669
Posted By Filter Factor
There ARE some good photographers that make...

There ARE some good photographers that make excellent videos; just thought I should mention. They're not hard to find.

Cheers, Robert
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 04-23-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,607
Posted By Filter Factor
I agree 100%. Nikon sets the gold standard for...

I agree 100%.

Nikon sets the gold standard for its long-standing forward- and backward-compatibility of its system, including its introduction of various advancements (AF, AFS, the new Z mount,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-19-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 304
Posted By Filter Factor
I wonder, what are the odds that any of the small...

I wonder, what are the odds that any of the small handful of photographers who covered that event, were using Leicas? The most well-known photo from that day, for example, was shot by an AP...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-19-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 6,289
Posted By Filter Factor
Perhaps, but consider the effort, the optimism...

Perhaps, but consider the effort, the optimism and the greatly-expanded presence of film products at Fujifilm's space at the most recent Photokina. For the first time in recent memory, the space...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-29-2019
Replies: 132
Views: 3,115
Posted By Filter Factor
I would say that is a good thing; the cameras are...

I would say that is a good thing; the cameras are not being forgotten in a drawer or disposed of in some other means. One of the best things about the Instax system is that it serves as an...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-11-2019
Replies: 396
Views: 6,153
Posted By Filter Factor
Sounds like someone missed the re-issue Nikons...

Sounds like someone missed the re-issue Nikons back in 2000-2005....
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-21-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 320
Posted By Filter Factor
Relatively speaking of course. That is 1,000...

Relatively speaking of course. That is 1,000 film photographers buying new and not secondhand. Its also 50% of what Reflex had hoped to sell. Yes, Nikon almost certainly loses money on each one...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-21-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 320
Posted By Filter Factor
I too am (or was) an early backer of Reflex. ...

I too am (or was) an early backer of Reflex. Designing and creating one's own shutter mechanism from a clean sheet is no small task and I question their timeframe of "late spring or summer" of...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-21-2018
Replies: 41
Views: 1,875
Posted By Filter Factor
Hello, Brett, Indeed there is an appealing...

Hello, Brett,

Indeed there is an appealing novelty factor to this film. I have paired it with an ND filter for some interesting effects with very slow shutter speeds; well, slow that is for...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-06-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 1,026
Posted By Filter Factor
Hello Ronald, 300 ml is too little, is what I...

Hello Ronald,

300 ml is too little, is what I believe you meant to say.

My small stainless tank will fit between 450 and 500 ml of solution; I typically mix just 400 ml just to keep the math...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-06-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 1,263
Posted By Filter Factor
Hello, Have you considered other camera models...

Hello,

Have you considered other camera models besides the ones you have listed? I too would worry they may become money pits. Contax servicing is available throughout Europe but not...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-27-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 982
Posted By Filter Factor
I've had many years of experience using Foma's...

I've had many years of experience using Foma's powdered developer and can recommend it heartily. Foma also makes an R09-equivalent developer (a Rodinal clone) which is very economical as it is...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 11-27-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 788
Posted By Filter Factor
Indeed; the other posters are correct, the...

Indeed; the other posters are correct, the problem lies in the battery and not the camera. The cold camera obviously is a contributor but it will suffer no ill effects from the cold. I regularly...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-27-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 319
Posted By Filter Factor
Not that Leica is a big company either; its even...

Not that Leica is a big company either; its even smaller still when you consider that "Leica Camera AG" is not the same company that manufacturers microscopes, medical imaging equipment and surveying...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-14-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 832
Posted By Filter Factor
I too have gotten bubbles from the previous...

I too have gotten bubbles from the previous residue of Photoflo, but that of course is why we rap or jar the tank to dissipate them. Hard to believe there could be that much foam, if any. I don't...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-14-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 832
Posted By Filter Factor
What is your agitation frequency and duration? I...

What is your agitation frequency and duration? I do agree that 600ml should be much more than minimally sufficient for just a single roll. What is the full capacity of your tank?

Cheers, Robert
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 10-31-2018
Replies: 30
Views: 1,339
Posted By Filter Factor
Perhaps, but as the market for Instax cameras...

Perhaps, but as the market for Instax cameras continue to expand, the camera lineup will only continue to grow and innovate. There will be something for everyone! Fujifilm expects to sell 10...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 10-30-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 886
Posted By Filter Factor
Right you are, Skiff! Hard to believe its almost...

Right you are, Skiff! Hard to believe its almost 2019 already!


Cheers, Robert
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-29-2018
Replies: 35
Views: 1,206
Posted By Filter Factor
Hello, If I recall correctly, the D1 bypasses...

Hello,

If I recall correctly, the D1 bypasses the buffer and writes directly to the memory card while in Single shot drive mode; hence the delay, whereas shooting in Continuous mode it writes to the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-29-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 1,025
Posted By Filter Factor
Note also that all the positive feedback comes...

Note also that all the positive feedback comes from members who are no longer registered. Even very recent feedback.

Scam or not, I'm not sure I'd want this many expired rolls of film for this or...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-26-2018
Replies: 445
Views: 13,234
Posted By Filter Factor
Any drop in sales at Nikon or Canon is not due to...

Any drop in sales at Nikon or Canon is not due to booming sales at Leica; it comes from smartphones taking over the low-end and much of the middle-end of the digital photography world. And Fujifilm...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-26-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 928
Posted By Filter Factor
For Fujifilm Instax, I recommend the waterproof...

For Fujifilm Instax, I recommend the waterproof cases that are available.


Cheers, Robert
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 10-23-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 886
Posted By Filter Factor
I spoke to the Fujifilm representatives at...

I spoke to the Fujifilm representatives at Photokina last month and they hinted at great developments in the Instax line in the near term future. One of the beauties of Instax is there is something...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-22-2018
Replies: 31
Views: 1,688
Posted By Filter Factor
He says its expensive because he's not doing it...

He says its expensive because he's not doing it at home. IE, he's paying for the service at a pro lab. But I agree with the above posts: Home development of B&W costs just pennies a roll once you...
Forum: Film vs Digital 10-22-2018
Replies: 67
Views: 1,934
Posted By Filter Factor
Your observations are accurate. Film use is on...

Your observations are accurate. Film use is on the upswing across all age groups! Processing labs are operating at full capacity and new ones are opening all over the world. New film emulsions are...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-22-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 405
Posted By Filter Factor
I think it is more a reflection of the...

I think it is more a reflection of the substantial quantities B&H has been able to obtain from Fujifilm. The film sells very well - but B&H has a steady supply. Short-dated AND fresh. Same...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-18-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 959
Posted By Filter Factor
Well, So many to list! My Nikon F6 of course,...

Well,


So many to list! My Nikon F6 of course, and my M6 and M7 in the rangefinder world. If we were to expand to other formats I would mention my Fujifilm GF670 and of course my Instax...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-17-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 556
Posted By Filter Factor
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread...

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=164924&highlight=ULF

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=165180&highlight=ulf

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/sh...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-15-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 2,359
Posted By Filter Factor
Excellent choice regarding the F6. The F6 is a...

Excellent choice regarding the F6. The F6 is a robust professional tool and an excellent value since it is likely to outlive us and our grandchildren. Brand new ones are still available and I...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-11-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 774
Posted By Filter Factor
Well, they certainly won't if we don't continue...

Well, they certainly won't if we don't continue buying the products they do have in their catalogue currently. A boycott of Fujifilm would be very damaging to the company and to photographers...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-09-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 571
Posted By Filter Factor
Hi Steve, Yes, you've stumbled onto a very...

Hi Steve,

Yes, you've stumbled onto a very bare-bones version of the popular DSLR/macrolens scanning technique. One that has been very successful for many of our members here! Use of a tripod and...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-08-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 1,977
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If buying new is an option, perhaps a Leica MP or...

If buying new is an option, perhaps a Leica MP or an M7 if one can be found still in stock? Nikon F6 if an SLR isn't completely out of the question. Occasionally the excellent Fujifilm GF670 120...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-05-2018
Replies: 2
Views: 354
Posted By Filter Factor
Hi Andrew, To the contrary, Fujifilm has...

Hi Andrew,

To the contrary, Fujifilm has reiterated their commitment to producing the world's finest color films. Much optimism from Fujifilm was seen at the recent Photokina! All formats too:...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 10-04-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 780
Posted By Filter Factor
Hello Joao, Perchance its an early, collapsable...

Hello Joao,


Perchance its an early, collapsable 50mm lens for the Contax rangefinders?


Cheers, Robert
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-04-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 620
Posted By Filter Factor
The placement of the film camera is no...

The placement of the film camera is no coincidence. Young artistic types have embraced film like never before! Consider that Fujifilm sold 6.6 million Instax cameras last year. Film is back and...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-03-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 1,467
Posted By Filter Factor
Hi Ricardo, Does it have to be an M camera? ...

Hi Ricardo,


Does it have to be an M camera? Leica's Sofort camera uses readily-available Instax film and is a tremendous bargain. More money for film!


Cheers,
Robert
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-03-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 943
Posted By Filter Factor
Maybe, maybe not. One thing is certain: Film...

Maybe, maybe not. One thing is certain: Film WILL get more expensive if we don't buy it, or don't buy it as much. ALL the manufacturers depend on us to keep the machines running. Not just Kodak......
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-02-2018
Replies: 60
Views: 4,624
Posted By Filter Factor
Interestingly, a group of us RFFers met at...

Interestingly, a group of us RFFers met at Photokina and had this very conversation! Except that we drew very different conclusions. I think the film resurgance will eventually drive out the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-02-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 484
Posted By Filter Factor
Many more new labs have opened within just the...

Many more new labs have opened within just the past few years. Especially in Europe! Most of them say the demand is non-stop, particularly on weekends when young enthusiastic film photographers are...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-01-2018
Replies: 96
Views: 1,774
Posted By Filter Factor
Look on the bright side. We could be talking...

Look on the bright side. We could be talking about gear!

Cheers,
Robert
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-01-2018
Replies: 51
Views: 1,632
Posted By Filter Factor
Indeed. And they were made to meet a price point.

Indeed. And they were made to meet a price point.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-27-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 357
Posted By Filter Factor
Sounds about right. My iPhone is a terrific...

Sounds about right. My iPhone is a terrific point & shoot. I use it as much as a phone as anything else.... If I need photos in a hurry but don't need to upload them anywhere, I use my Fujifilm...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-26-2018
Replies: 37
Views: 1,379
Posted By Filter Factor
I think that's what one does, when one owns a...

I think that's what one does, when one owns a Leica.

Cheers,
Robert
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-26-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 758
Posted By Filter Factor
Right you are, Dave! Indeed, Kodak needs our...

Right you are, Dave! Indeed, Kodak needs our support. This new Ektachrome product gives them a needed foothold in the color transparency market that they once dominated! Fuji has owned the E-6...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-26-2018
Replies: 37
Views: 1,379
Posted By Filter Factor
Greetings, stompyg, There are many labs that can...

Greetings, stompyg,

There are many labs that can do E-6 processing, I can provide links if need be. Numerous labs in North America and in Europe and especially in Germany.

Cheers,
Robert
Forum: Optics Theory - 09-25-2018
Replies: 51
Views: 2,772
Posted By Filter Factor
Greetings, bulevardi, Would be interesting, I...

Greetings, bulevardi,

Would be interesting, I suppose, to post photos taken with the cheapest, bargain-basement plastic thrift-store cameras and claim they were done with a Leica, just to see if...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-24-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 460
Posted By Filter Factor
Hi Russell, If I recall, this camera has an...

Hi Russell,


If I recall, this camera has an automatic frame counter. Is there also a red window to count the frames? You could verify the operation of the mechanical frame counter by watching the...
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 09-21-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 903
Posted By Filter Factor
Greetings, Mark. This is probably a better place...

Greetings, Mark. This is probably a better place for this discussion, since the "Leica CL" forum section is for the classic FILM version of the CL, not the digital. So all is well.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-21-2018
Replies: 197
Views: 11,328
Posted By Filter Factor
Have patience, the new Ektachrome will be...

Have patience, the new Ektachrome will be something special, of that I am confident!
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 09-21-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 1,436
Posted By Filter Factor
Right you are, ptpdprinter! Yes, the OP wrote of...

Right you are, ptpdprinter! Yes, the OP wrote of the digital CL which is not the same CL that is the subject of this forum sub-section! A confusion which is not uncommon apparently. For example,...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-19-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 318
Posted By Filter Factor
Indeed, you are correct! That is a later FM2n...

Indeed, you are correct! That is a later FM2n which has the aluminum shutter blades, as opposed to the earlier titanium blades which had the honeycomb texture to them. Excellent cameras, all of...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-19-2018
Replies: 197
Views: 11,328
Posted By Filter Factor
Right you are, Skiff! Fujifilm has a long...

Right you are, Skiff! Fujifilm has a long history of advertising and marketing. We would be missing the point if we were to say, for example, this ad or this promotion doesn't specifically mention...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-19-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 675
Posted By Filter Factor
This is key. The camera senses the increase in...

This is key. The camera senses the increase in tension when it reaches the end of the roll so a good, secure taped anchor point is critical or it will just pull off the spool. I tape mine just as...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-18-2018
Replies: 91
Views: 2,781
Posted By Filter Factor
Oh, but there is a very large and growing...

Oh, but there is a very large and growing population of young, enthusiastic film photographers ready and willing to embrace film formats of all kinds. They're not interested in the new mirrorless...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-18-2018
Replies: 197
Views: 11,328
Posted By Filter Factor
Fuji won't be giving up their market share any...

Fuji won't be giving up their market share any time soon. I would look for more aggressive marketing of their films and especially their E-6 products as soon as the new Ektachrome is released, if...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 09-18-2018
Replies: 160
Views: 11,327
Posted By Filter Factor
Thank you, taemo, for the updates, especially in...

Thank you, taemo, for the updates, especially in comparison to the GF670. I have a GF670 - one of my favorite cameras by the way - and had wondered how the new camera would compare. I do believe I...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-17-2018
Replies: 69
Views: 2,110
Posted By Filter Factor
If I understand correctly, those serial numbers...

If I understand correctly, those serial numbers correspond to a build date of 1967. Its in the first two digits... "67".

Oh, and you can use many different lenses on your Zorki-4, but anything...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-17-2018
Replies: 197
Views: 11,328
Posted By Filter Factor
Yes, Ted, indeed you are quite correct. Fuji has...

Yes, Ted, indeed you are quite correct. Fuji has successfully populated many different types of shops with their Instax products and that has gotten their name out there to many consumers who might...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-17-2018
Replies: 43
Views: 1,286
Posted By Filter Factor
I feel very strongly both ways. With traditional...

I feel very strongly both ways. With traditional B&W films, I think the wait encourages me to look upon the finished prints (when I finally do develop and print the negatives) in a fresh way, as if...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-17-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 834
Posted By Filter Factor
I like them too! This represents a step in the...

I like them too! This represents a step in the right direction for Kodak, in terms of winning the hearts of young, enthusiastic film photographers the world over. What Fuji has done with its...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-17-2018
Replies: 181
Views: 29,732
Posted By Filter Factor
Indeed! As I posted in the other F6 thread, with...

Indeed! As I posted in the other F6 thread, with my son using my F6 at the present perhaps its time I purchased another one. With my son a budding and enthusiastic film photographer, there is room...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-17-2018
Replies: 197
Views: 11,328
Posted By Filter Factor
I think this is a smart move by Kodak. Kodak...

I think this is a smart move by Kodak. Kodak needs to win back the support of young, enthusiastic film photographers. There are very many of them out there! Fuji has a hold on the marketplace with...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-17-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 1,418
Posted By Filter Factor
Thanks for the news Laterna Magica and to...

Thanks for the news Laterna Magica and to everyone else for the clarifications!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-17-2018
Replies: 54
Views: 3,823
Posted By Filter Factor
Indeed, the F6 is a terrific camera and I am...

Indeed, the F6 is a terrific camera and I am certain mine will outlast me! In fact, my son has mine now so perhaps its time for me to get another. The F6 is a great value right now!
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