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Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 5 Days Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 222
Posted By PRJ
If you are skilled at retouching then the easiest...

If you are skilled at retouching then the easiest thing to do is bleach back the spots lighter than they should be, then retouch them. There are a few ways you can do this.

Use farmer's reducer...
Forum: Photo Software 1 Week Ago
Replies: 59
Views: 1,632
Posted By PRJ
Capture One has the best color and it isn't...

Capture One has the best color and it isn't really close to be honest. There is a reason why high end commercial photographers use it and not Lightroom. Lightroom is meant to be cataloging software,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 2,106
Views: 386,742
Posted By PRJ
http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/2019-020-05.jpg H...

http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/2019-020-05.jpg

Hexar RF, Pentax 50mm f/1.4, Beutler's
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 1 Week Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 1,061
Posted By PRJ
I don't know about you guys, but I can't wait for...

I don't know about you guys, but I can't wait for the Henri Cartier Bresson custom Fender Stratocaster with gold plated strings and baby rhino leather strap. I mean, that is going to make me one hell...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 852
Views: 184,576
Posted By PRJ
http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/ps_cc_562.jpg Hex...

http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/ps_cc_562.jpg

Hexar RF, Pentax 50mm f/1.4, Eastman 5222, Beutler's, Foma VC, Neutol WA
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 470
Posted By PRJ
Some of you are trying to overcomplicate the...

Some of you are trying to overcomplicate the problem or haven't read what the OP is asking.

OP-you haven't told us what easel you are using.

Two bladed easels are quite a bit smaller and one of...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 280
Posted By PRJ
Best thing to do is pick up some old movie film...

Best thing to do is pick up some old movie film winders, especially since you hopefully saved the old reels and tins from other bulk rolls. If you wind it onto your smaller reels by hand it will take...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 250
Posted By PRJ
The first thing I did when I bought my Hexar over...

The first thing I did when I bought my Hexar over a decade ago is I took off the eyepiece and put some nailpolish on it so it would never fall off. Even back then they were nearly impossible to find....
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 393
Posted By PRJ
I'll ditto the ST comment. The ST is a full on...

I'll ditto the ST comment. The ST is a full on professional camera meant to be the little sibling of the RTS III. The RX is a nice camera, but the viewfinder isn't as bright. Looking through the ST...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 761
Posted By PRJ
Go for it. I have a Hexar RF that I removed the...

Go for it.

I have a Hexar RF that I removed the 75 and 135 framelines. I occasionally use a 90, and never a 28, so I left the 90 alone.

Like others have already said, having a clean viewfinder is...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 67
Views: 2,098
Posted By PRJ
I wonder what Kerouac would think about this......

I wonder what Kerouac would think about this... Kravitz isn't a drifter, who by definition is unemployed, he is part of the jet set. It is cool among that set to co-opt the culture of the poor. I...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 852
Views: 184,576
Posted By PRJ
http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/ps_cc_555.jpg Lei...

http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/ps_cc_555.jpg

Leica Z2X, Eastman 5222, Pyrocat PC, Foma, Ansco 120
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 350
Posted By PRJ
Depends what you want. Manufacturers make...

Depends what you want. Manufacturers make developers for the majority of people. Doesn't sound like what you want qualifies...

If you really want a warm tone developer, get some Hydroquinone, Sodium...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 943
Posted By PRJ
The golden standard for tripods is width and...

The golden standard for tripods is width and weight. Just plain ol' physics. It has always been that way and will always be that way.

I love the opening shot of the guy with the 4x5 on it. You could...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 350
Posted By PRJ
Are you able to mix your own developers?

Are you able to mix your own developers?
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 350
Posted By PRJ
According to the msds, Bromophen contains...

According to the msds, Bromophen contains Phenidone and Hydroquinone which is typical of warm tone developers. It doesn't list any restrainers.

If you want warmer tones, you need to dilute the...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 291
Posted By PRJ
Go according to the instructions. R09 and R09...

Go according to the instructions. R09 and R09 Spezial are different developers. DON'T use the same dilution/time you normally use for Rodinal. You will way over dilute the developer and might not get...
Forum: Photo Software 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 947
Posted By PRJ
You probably updated it into the next version as...

You probably updated it into the next version as a "trial" and didn't realize you did it.
Forum: Photo Software 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 947
Posted By PRJ
If you are shooting completely digital, switch to...

If you are shooting completely digital, switch to Capture One. The quality of the color in Capture One blows away Adobe.
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 123
Views: 2,674
Posted By PRJ
It is to be expected with mature technology....

It is to be expected with mature technology. Newer cameras have had diminishing returns for years now. There is very little difference between older cameras and newer ones. The megapixel race is...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 44
Views: 1,207
Posted By PRJ
I think I am about to have a massive F.A.R.T....

I think I am about to have a massive F.A.R.T. myself. Tired of having all this stuff around.

About six months ago I bought a black Pentax Spotmatic with pristine 28,50,135 lenses. I forgot I even...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-10-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 514
Posted By PRJ
There is a dude that makes bags/wraps for large...

There is a dude that makes bags/wraps for large format gear. I'd bet he'd make whatever you wanted.

https://www.stonephotogear.com
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-10-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 967
Posted By PRJ
I solved my Rollei TLR buy/sell/buy/sell/buy/sell...

I solved my Rollei TLR buy/sell/buy/sell/buy/sell problem by buying a Zeiss Ikoflex with a Tessar lens. It isn't worth enough to worry about it sitting in a drawer, and I have a decent TLR if I ever...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-09-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 967
Posted By PRJ
Rolleiflex TLRs do it for me. Love the idea but...

Rolleiflex TLRs do it for me. Love the idea but when I've owned them, I've never used them.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-08-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,096
Posted By PRJ
It produces better color than Lightroom but...

It produces better color than Lightroom but Lightroom is more seamless in organization. Not hugely though. I was used to Lightroom, so I noticed the differences. If you don't have any habits, Capture...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-06-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,096
Posted By PRJ
I keep negatives pretty much no matter what....

I keep negatives pretty much no matter what. Prints I cull every now and then. Last time I did it was in 2012 when I filled one of those large SoCal recycling cans nearly full. I still have upwards...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-05-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 2,184
Posted By PRJ
Let's get real. That dude is out of his mind....

Let's get real. That dude is out of his mind.

He's either crazy or a con artist. Take your pick.
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 04-26-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 582
Posted By PRJ
Start with printing a nozzle check to see if you...

Start with printing a nozzle check to see if you have any clogs.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 04-23-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 683
Posted By PRJ
Mine works great and fits in my t-shirt pocket,...

Mine works great and fits in my t-shirt pocket, just sayin'! Lol. :D

Hey man, whatever works. The lens is great. Overlooked jem if you ask me. I probably wouldn't go through the effort of...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 04-23-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 683
Posted By PRJ
It is even smaller when it is on a Minox. Just...

It is even smaller when it is on a Minox. Just sayin'...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 04-19-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,120
Posted By PRJ
Contax IIa 85mm...

Contax IIa 85mm Sonnar

http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/Chicago_Theatre_ps2.jpg
Forum: Zeiss Contax 04-19-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,120
Posted By PRJ
How about a Contax 139 and 50 Planar? Does that...

How about a Contax 139 and 50 Planar? Does that count?

http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/AlindersAgaveGualala.jpg
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 04-17-2019
Replies: 852
Views: 184,576
Posted By PRJ
The 10% is a rough estimate, but sort of a rule...

The 10% is a rough estimate, but sort of a rule of thumb. That means if the exposure is 10 seconds, you drop it to 9. I think that equates to a fifth of a stop, but I'd have to get out my calculator...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-17-2019
Replies: 94
Views: 2,778
Posted By PRJ
Yes, thank you. I came back here to correct that.

Yes, thank you. I came back here to correct that.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 04-17-2019
Replies: 852
Views: 184,576
Posted By PRJ
The selenium wouldn't have an effect Chris. The...

The selenium wouldn't have an effect Chris. The old standard for drydown is 10%. You can learn to see when the print is right though without subtracting the 10%. It just takes practice. You are off...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-16-2019
Replies: 94
Views: 2,778
Posted By PRJ
When I saw Notre-Dame burning on CNN I was a bit...

When I saw Notre-Dame burning on CNN I was a bit sad, but it is just a building in the end. The hyperbole about it is almost out of control. I was thinking, the building is made of stone, so like, it...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 04-14-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 558
Posted By PRJ
If you really want to go nuts, find one with an...

If you really want to go nuts, find one with an APO Lanthar...

The above posters sum it up. Gotta check that front standard. The viewfinder is a bit squinty as well, but shouldn't bother you too...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-11-2019
Replies: 2,106
Views: 386,742
Posted By PRJ
http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/ps_cc_558.jpg Sty...

http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/ps_cc_558.jpg

Stylus Mju II, PMK, Kodak Polycontrast RC, Ansco 120
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 04-11-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 614
Posted By PRJ
They are a touch overrated i think. I have had...

They are a touch overrated i think. I have had one for 25 years now. Good camera, but for the same price you can get a Ricoh GR1 which is one of the best. Not even close. The Olympus Stylus/Mju...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 04-11-2019
Replies: 852
Views: 184,576
Posted By PRJ
I picked up a Focomat 1c a couple weeks ago...

I picked up a Focomat 1c a couple weeks ago locally that I couldn't pass up. The thing was in incredible shape. Not even any dust! I think it is an earlier one. It has a round lamphouse that is...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 04-11-2019
Replies: 852
Views: 184,576
Posted By PRJ
Erik, check and see if you are uploading...

Erik, check and see if you are uploading progressive jpegs.

You might want to tell us how you are making the jpegs too. Could be a problem there.
Forum: DIYS Modifications 04-08-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 463
Posted By PRJ
Mnolta made drop in masks for some of their...

Mnolta made drop in masks for some of their cameras. I have two of them, one for a 7000i and one for a 9xi. You could probably find one for peanuts. I doubt anyone actually ever used them. They would...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-29-2019
Replies: 85
Views: 2,215
Posted By PRJ
Me being the smartass that I am, I would have...

Me being the smartass that I am, I would have whipped out my IPhone and started taking pictures through the eyepiece of my camera. That probably would have annoyed him....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-20-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,418
Posted By PRJ
I've been beating a Hexar up for over a decade...

I've been beating a Hexar up for over a decade now and the thing keeps taking it. Paint is worn off the Titanium on all the corners. I've never had an issue with mine. Back around the time I got it...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 03-14-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 362
Posted By PRJ
Yup. Versalab for me too. Worth every penny!

Yup. Versalab for me too. Worth every penny!
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 03-08-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 735
Posted By PRJ
You know when you ask a question on the internet...

You know when you ask a question on the internet everyone tells you what they do which isn't exactly the answer you want. That always cracks me up.

I am not going to check for you, but you might be...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-08-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 679
Posted By PRJ
I cut the head off of mine, right above the...

I cut the head off of mine, right above the collar. Then I mounted a ballhead by using the top plate of a ballhead I had laying around. It was surprisingly easy to do. It is my most used tripod...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-05-2019
Replies: 99
Views: 2,632
Posted By PRJ
What I find most interesting about this thread is...

What I find most interesting about this thread is I don't think any of the apologists have actually read the writings of A.D. Coleman. I have. He isn't trying to tear anyone down. He started out...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-01-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,508
Posted By PRJ
I am quite impressed by the tenaciousness of the...

I am quite impressed by the tenaciousness of the people behind Ferrania. I wasn't a kickstarter supporter, but when they finally get their film out I'll get some.
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 02-22-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 369
Posted By PRJ
Odds are you are going to waste a lot of time and...

Odds are you are going to waste a lot of time and money and not get it to work again. It's an Epson. You might get lucky though. But it will still cost you a lot of time and money.

If you want to...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-21-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 1,582
Posted By PRJ
Turn it back on them. If they are creating a...

Turn it back on them. If they are creating a scene, tell them you would be happy to call the police so they can be arrested for disturbing the peace, which is an actual crime. Put it back on them....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-20-2019
Replies: 2,106
Views: 386,742
Posted By PRJ
http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/2019-005-54.jpg O...

http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/2019-005-54.jpg

One from Valentine's Day.

Hexar RF, Pentax-M 50mm 1.4, Beutler's 1:1:8
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 02-18-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,818
Posted By PRJ
Seems to me that Capa was a serial liar. Even...

Seems to me that Capa was a serial liar. Even made up his name. Faked shots. Stole credit from Taro. He got the glory but when it really counted he was a chicken s***. So much for "if your pictures...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 02-18-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 435
Posted By PRJ
I have a FOBA Superball on my carbon fiber Gitzo....

I have a FOBA Superball on my carbon fiber Gitzo. Best ball head I've ever used. One flick of the lever and it locks tight... Kinda pricey though. Sure would go well with that FOBA studio stand,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-07-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 780
Posted By PRJ
I haven't seen the flick, but a few years ago...

I haven't seen the flick, but a few years ago there was a series of podcasts about the Jazz loft tapes that Smith had. It covered quite a bit of ground over several hours. I can't remember who put it...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 02-04-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 791
Posted By PRJ
Just get a Canon. Lots of people get swindled...

Just get a Canon. Lots of people get swindled into the Epson thing. I think it is because back in the day people were able to make RIPs for Epson printers to improve them, then the professionals took...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-29-2019
Replies: 625
Views: 159,380
Posted By PRJ
Contax...

Contax TVS

http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/2017-035-35.jpg
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-29-2019
Replies: 625
Views: 159,380
Posted By PRJ
Contax TVS. Not sure why these don't sell for a...

Contax TVS. Not sure why these don't sell for a lot more money than they do. At it's best it is a fantastic camera.

http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/2017-003-31.jpg
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-29-2019
Replies: 625
Views: 159,380
Posted By PRJ
You have a good eye Huss. I enjoy quite a lot of...

You have a good eye Huss. I enjoy quite a lot of your photographs.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-28-2019
Replies: 625
Views: 159,380
Posted By PRJ
Nikon AF600 or Lite Touch. An underrated...

Nikon AF600 or Lite Touch. An underrated jem.

http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/2015-006-37.jpg
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-28-2019
Replies: 625
Views: 159,380
Posted By PRJ
Olympus Mju...

Olympus Mju II

http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/2017-039-24.jpg
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-22-2019
Replies: 124
Views: 2,979
Posted By PRJ
The original Stylus Epic or Mju is the best bet...

The original Stylus Epic or Mju is the best bet for the money without a doubt. Not as quick as the Mju II, but those things went through the roof pricewise. Crazy.

I am in purge mode right now and...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-12-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,243
Posted By PRJ
You can tell by the prints with adjoining frames,...

You can tell by the prints with adjoining frames, although that could mean he is using a movie camera as well. Wouldn't be surprised if a lot of them were shot on 16mm looking at them again.

The...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-10-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,243
Posted By PRJ
Those are clearly lith prints done in the...

Those are clearly lith prints done in the darkroom. There is evidence that a lot are half frame and a few seem to be medium format.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-07-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 291
Posted By PRJ
You need the PH 211 for 75 watts or the PH 212...

You need the PH 211 for 75 watts or the PH 212 for 150 watts. I think there is a 250 watt bulb too but I forgot the name of it. I wouldn't recommend it anyway. Too much heat.

You can get them at...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-03-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 658
Posted By PRJ
I use butane and it works too. I also use it to...

I use butane and it works too. I also use it to keep stock fixer from precipitating sulfur. Nothing worse than throwing away half a gallon of fix...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 12-13-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 2,008
Posted By PRJ
Get a Canon. You can get a Pro-10 (Pigment) for...

Get a Canon. You can get a Pro-10 (Pigment) for peanuts. ProCam has an instant $350 rebate on top of the mail in $250 rebate Canon offers. Do the math... PRO10 is the code for the instant rebate if...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 12-12-2018
Replies: 79
Views: 1,932
Posted By PRJ
I don't think there is much demand for them and...

I don't think there is much demand for them and there aren't that many for sale. Ebay has them listed again and again until some sucker wants one and pays. Personally I like the camera, but for the...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 12-04-2018
Replies: 79
Views: 2,149
Posted By PRJ
I don't really care about the "cultural" angle...

I don't really care about the "cultural" angle like some people who are freaking out do. I understand different cultures have different traditions. Simple really. I don't judge other cultures based...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-01-2018
Replies: 1,642
Views: 421,076
Posted By PRJ
I had a 67 MLU for a few years. They are nice...

I had a 67 MLU for a few years. They are nice cameras, and you can't argue with the image quality. I ended up selling it though because they have a kind of design flaw that makes them inconvenient to...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 11-28-2018
Replies: 852
Views: 184,576
Posted By PRJ
http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/2018-069-10a.jpg ...

http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/2018-069-10a.jpg

Holga pinhole camera
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 11-25-2018
Replies: 102
Views: 3,635
Posted By PRJ
The Ricoh GR1 was the best point and shoot ever...

The Ricoh GR1 was the best point and shoot ever made in my opinion, but they are horribly unreliable. I'd bet that in another ten years there won't be any that are working unless someone finds one in...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 11-20-2018
Replies: 852
Views: 184,576
Posted By PRJ
You can get this print in your hands right now at...

You can get this print in your hands right now at Duncan Miller Gallery's YourDailyPhotograph.com.

http://eepurl.com/dN_-nX

I swear I didn't plan this.....
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 11-20-2018
Replies: 0
Views: 379
Posted By PRJ
If'n you love Paris...

I'm not much for tooting my own horn, but if'n you love Paris and have a few bucks burning a hole in your pocket you can mosey over to the Duncan Miller Gallery's YourDailyPhotograph.com and get a...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 11-12-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 449
Posted By PRJ
My two screens are older than that, a high end HP...

My two screens are older than that, a high end HP and an Eizo. No reason to change unless they go out of spec or you want to do high resolution video. If anything, most monitors have become cheaper,...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 11-12-2018
Replies: 2,401
Views: 347,299
Posted By PRJ
You might like the work of Elger Esser if you...

You might like the work of Elger Esser if you like the Bechers but not Struth. i kind of think of him as a better Gursky. I think he is the best photographer out of the Becher school.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-11-2018
Replies: 232
Views: 20,834
Posted By PRJ
I love night images, but these days I am too lazy...

I love night images, but these days I am too lazy to go out and take them....

http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/2003-029-31ps.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-10-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 500
Posted By PRJ
A good place to start is to use an exponential of...

A good place to start is to use an exponential of 1.3. Your new exposure in seconds would be x<sup>1.3</sup>. With color neg that should be sufficient so you don't underexpose.

Color neg will also...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 11-05-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 1,394
Posted By PRJ
Cibachrome prints had the dye in the paper and...

Cibachrome prints had the dye in the paper and the development process removed the dye that you didn't need.

Dye transfer prints had the dyes added to the blank paper one layer/color at a time....
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 11-04-2018
Replies: 852
Views: 184,576
Posted By PRJ
Turns out the tube idea seems to have worked. I...

Turns out the tube idea seems to have worked. I haven't printed with it yet, but measuring the light on the easel gives a uniform reading. I used a piece of flexible plastic that was out of an old...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 10-31-2018
Replies: 852
Views: 184,576
Posted By PRJ
It is just a standard 1a. The led bulb + the...

It is just a standard 1a.

The led bulb + the white plexiglass was a failure. Lol. I think I need to get a different bulb and try it again. The angle was too direct and the head of the bulb was too...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 10-29-2018
Replies: 852
Views: 184,576
Posted By PRJ
http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/ManWalkingDogRainy...

http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/ManWalkingDogRainyNight1997.jpg

Shot years ago in Paris with a Contax IIa and a Sonnar.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 10-29-2018
Replies: 852
Views: 184,576
Posted By PRJ
Thanks for the link Eric. Unfortunately I am in...

Thanks for the link Eric. Unfortunately I am in the US and they cost 50 pounds with shipping. Yikes! LOL.

I was just in the darkroom checking this issue out. I think I had what we call over here a...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 10-29-2018
Replies: 852
Views: 184,576
Posted By PRJ
The bulb I have in there is yanked all the way to...

The bulb I have in there is yanked all the way to the top. I think it is a standard Eiko ph211. My neg carrier is a custom jobbie with coated glass on the bottom and anti newton glass on top. The...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-29-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 421
Posted By PRJ
The curve values should stay relatively where...

The curve values should stay relatively where they are. I sometimes bump them to .3 and .7 to get a little more contrast, but changing them past that significantly won't do you any favors.

The lock...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 10-26-2018
Replies: 852
Views: 184,576
Posted By PRJ
Thanks Eric. I am not sure when it was made, but...

Thanks Eric.

I am not sure when it was made, but I think it was at the brink of the changeover from the 1a to the 1c. The lens that came on it was an Elmar from 1951 (I think?). Been a while....
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-24-2018
Replies: 445
Views: 13,115
Posted By PRJ
I generally like the idea of the camera with the...

I generally like the idea of the camera with the lack of lcd. The wind comes out too far though. It should have been limited to what a regular film M is like when you use the lever to rest your...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 10-24-2018
Replies: 852
Views: 184,576
Posted By PRJ
http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/ps_cc_226.jpg Hex...

http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/ps_cc_226.jpg

Hexar Rf/Zeiss Biogon 35mm/Neopan 400/Foma VC/Agfa Neutol WA/Focomat 1a
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-23-2018
Replies: 70
Views: 1,075
Posted By PRJ
With that much money it would be hard to spend...

With that much money it would be hard to spend even the interest.

I'd travel and give away most of it over time.

The one thing most people don't think about is with that much money material goods...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-17-2018
Replies: 51
Views: 1,505
Posted By PRJ
If you lost the money and lost the lens, which...

If you lost the money and lost the lens, which would you miss more?

There is your answer...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-17-2018
Replies: 445
Views: 13,115
Posted By PRJ
That thumb wind is like buying a ferrari and...

That thumb wind is like buying a ferrari and hitching it to a horse.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 10-15-2018
Replies: 852
Views: 184,576
Posted By PRJ
http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/ps_cc_224.jpg Hex...

http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/ps_cc_224.jpg

Hexar RF, Pentax-M 50mm f/1.4 converted, Neopan 400
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-08-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 878
Posted By PRJ
Yeah, you do this once and you learn. Welcome to...

Yeah, you do this once and you learn. Welcome to the school of hard knocks. It happens to everyone regardless of what anyone says.

One day, if you haven' already, you will-

Take pictures for a...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-02-2018
Replies: 939
Views: 187,379
Posted By PRJ
http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/1997-004-83.jpg

http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/1997-004-83.jpg
Forum: Zeiss Contax 10-02-2018
Replies: 154
Views: 33,670
Posted By PRJ
Prewar 1.5 Sonnar on an M3. I have a really clean...

Prewar 1.5 Sonnar on an M3. I have a really clean one and it is stupid good. I should really use it more. I think this was the last time I used it, six years ago....
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-01-2018
Replies: 96
Views: 1,736
Posted By PRJ
When I was young I figured out that I never...

When I was young I figured out that I never wanted to have any job that required I shaved or wore a tie. One of my smartest moments.

When I was younger I went with goatees for the most part, you...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 09-26-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 629
Posted By PRJ
I've used a lot of programs over the years. A...

I've used a lot of programs over the years. A decade or so ago, DPP from Canon produced by far the best colors from Canon cameras. Far superior to Lightroom. Aperture was also a great program and...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 09-21-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 1,035
Posted By PRJ
What a bummer. Years ago I was looking through...

What a bummer.

Years ago I was looking through the get-it-cheap books at a museum and I came across his book Night Walk. I just went and pulled it from the shelf and it still has the sticker on it....
Forum: Photo Software 09-16-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 967
Posted By PRJ
IIRC the guy that was in charge of Aperture went...

IIRC the guy that was in charge of Aperture went out on his own and now has a plugin for Photos. I haven't used it, but it is pretty cheap and worth a look if you are an Aperture user. Might be...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-15-2018
Replies: 2,106
Views: 386,742
Posted By PRJ
http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/2018-048-40.jpg M...

http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/2018-048-40.jpg

Mnolta 9xi, 50mm, SooperHooch
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 09-15-2018
Replies: 852
Views: 184,576
Posted By PRJ
http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/2016-005-03_ps_cc_...

http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/2016-005-03_ps_cc_3001.jpg

Holga Pinhole Panoramic camera, HP5, Pyrocat, Foma VC
Forum: Large Format Film RF 09-08-2018
Replies: 386
Views: 153,540
Posted By PRJ
http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/2016-018-02_ps_cc3...

http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/2016-018-02_ps_cc3.jpg

Polaroid 800/900/110 conversion with a Schneider Symmar, HP5, Pyrocat

Middle of nowhere Arizona.
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 09-08-2018
Replies: 87
Views: 12,624
Posted By PRJ
http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/2016-005-01_ps_cc3...

http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/2016-005-01_ps_cc3001.jpg

Holga WPC 6x12, Ilford HP5, Pyrocat-PC, IMGIV, Neutol WA
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 09-04-2018
Replies: 852
Views: 184,576
Posted By PRJ
http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/2017-039-27_ps_cc1...

http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/2017-039-27_ps_cc1.jpg

Olympus Mju II, Fomapan 100, Beutler's
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 09-01-2018
Replies: 852
Views: 184,576
Posted By PRJ
http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/2016-026-25.jpg H...

http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/2016-026-25.jpg

Hexar RF Zeiss Biogon f/2
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 08-27-2018
Replies: 2,401
Views: 347,299
Posted By PRJ
Anton Corbijn Hollands Deep Love his work Ralph...

Anton Corbijn Hollands Deep Love his work

Ralph Gibson Black Triology The triumvirate of his early work, being the Somnambulist, Deja Vu and Days at Sea. I already had the original Days at Sea and...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-27-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 335
Posted By PRJ
I wipe the non emulsion side with a paper towel....

I wipe the non emulsion side with a paper towel. Use a light touch. If your paranoid use a KimWipe, but Bounty works too. Does the trick. You can then put it in the dryer....
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-22-2018
Replies: 92
Views: 3,911
Posted By PRJ
For smaller cameras (rfs) I carry them bandolier...

For smaller cameras (rfs) I carry them bandolier style with climbing slings I picked up at REI years ago. A large split ring finishes it off. I've converted a few people to this method when they see...
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 08-04-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 1,784
Posted By PRJ
The biggest difference is the sharp edges of the...

The biggest difference is the sharp edges of the Leica rangefinder spot. You can focus using the edge of the spot. Also, some Ms have notches for depth of field.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-04-2018
Replies: 2,106
Views: 386,742
Posted By PRJ
http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/2018-046-16.jpg M...

http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/2018-046-16.jpg

Minolta 9xi, 50mm, SooperHooch
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 07-25-2018
Replies: 30
Views: 3,742
Posted By PRJ
I bought one about 10 years ago and ever since it...

I bought one about 10 years ago and ever since it has been the camera that I use the most. Never had a problem with it and it has been hammered. Before I got it I had read about all the "issues" with...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-17-2018
Replies: 58
Views: 4,007
Posted By PRJ
Dude makes some righteous images. As far as I'm...

Dude makes some righteous images. As far as I'm concerned he can do whatever he wants with his cameras.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-23-2018
Replies: 30
Views: 1,321
Posted By PRJ
I've used pretty much everything at this point....

I've used pretty much everything at this point. If you want the best, get an Orthoplanar. Although putting it on a Beseler 23C would be like putting racing slicks on a Yugo. Not much point.

What you...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-21-2018
Replies: 30
Views: 1,321
Posted By PRJ
I've used every lens under the sun at this point....

I've used every lens under the sun at this point. Some were a disappointment. You are wanting to make some pretty good size enlargements so you will have to test whatever lens you get. Lenses vary...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 06-17-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 1,371
Posted By PRJ
One of the takeaways here is just how good film...

One of the takeaways here is just how good film is.....
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 06-11-2018
Replies: 1,498
Views: 95,122
Posted By PRJ
http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/2017-060-39.jpg

http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/2017-060-39.jpg
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 05-29-2018
Replies: 852
Views: 184,576
Posted By PRJ
http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/2017-050-03_ps_cc3...

http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/2017-050-03_ps_cc3.jpg

Bronica EC-TL, HP5
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 04-24-2018
Replies: 852
Views: 184,576
Posted By PRJ
http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/2018-012-02_ps_cc_...

http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/2018-012-02_ps_cc_2223.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-10-2018
Replies: 41
Views: 4,108
Posted By PRJ
Not a fan of Acros but I've used it and made some...

Not a fan of Acros but I've used it and made some good prints with it. I stopped using it because I knew that Fuji would eventually discontinue it after they killed off Neopan 400. I went back to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-08-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 1,289
Posted By PRJ
Lightroom is the best cataloging...

Lightroom is the best cataloging application.

The best free image editor is Hasselblad's Phocus.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-07-2018
Replies: 2,106
Views: 386,742
Posted By PRJ
Bumpity bump. 5222 in Rodinal +...

Bumpity bump.

5222 in Rodinal + Sulfite.

http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/2018-012-02.jpg
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-17-2018
Replies: 41
Views: 1,737
Posted By PRJ
At normal print sizes there isn't much difference...

At normal print sizes there isn't much difference between a wet print and a scan/print. The scan might look sharper even since you can manipulate that (you can do unsharp masking in the darkroom too,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-22-2018
Replies: 2
Views: 312
Posted By PRJ
If you are talking about the stock solution it...

If you are talking about the stock solution it should be syrupy thick since it is basically just TEA with some chemicals in it.

The brown though is a problem. Tan/green would be ok, but brown isn't...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-22-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 972
Posted By PRJ
Same thing happened to me today. Wasn't expecting...

Same thing happened to me today. Wasn't expecting anything until this afternoon.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 02-21-2018
Replies: 44
Views: 14,225
Posted By PRJ
I have a DOORX and I also have a 1cm tube....

I have a DOORX and I also have a 1cm tube. Different lenses require different tubes. Not all lenses will work with the DOORX. Also, not all lenses will work with the autofocus because of slight...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 01-30-2018
Replies: 55
Views: 4,016
Posted By PRJ
Yeah, guys like Newton, Avedon, Ritts, Kertesz,...

Yeah, guys like Newton, Avedon, Ritts, Kertesz, all the Magnum photographers like Bresson, etc, all made their own prints (not). But they are professionals. Serious amateurs, whatever that means,...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 01-30-2018
Replies: 55
Views: 4,016
Posted By PRJ
So only professionals should let other people,...

So only professionals should let other people, who know more than they, make their prints better than they could?


The idea that "artists" should make their own prints is rather archaic in this...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 01-30-2018
Replies: 55
Views: 4,016
Posted By PRJ
For what it is worth, the past experience I've...

For what it is worth, the past experience I've had with Epson printers would make me never buy one. Canon will be the way I'd go.

Frankly, for the amateur it makes almost no economic sense to run...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-16-2018
Replies: 898
Views: 67,226
Posted By PRJ
Just in case you don't know, only use the foot...

Just in case you don't know, only use the foot pump with a tank full of water. If you don't have any water in the tank, you will shoot the lid across the room! Not kidding, ask anyone that has done...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-16-2018
Replies: 2,106
Views: 386,742
Posted By PRJ
Just as a general idea, staining/tanning...

Just as a general idea, staining/tanning developers like PMK and Pyrocat will give you the look of less grain since they kind of fill in the denser parts of the neg with stain. The grain is still...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-16-2018
Replies: 2,106
Views: 386,742
Posted By PRJ
http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/2017-060-39.jpg H...

http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/2017-060-39.jpg

Hexar RF/Zeiss 35mm Biogon/Pyrocat-PC 2:2:100
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-16-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 1,811
Posted By PRJ
People are going to give you a bunch of programs...

People are going to give you a bunch of programs because they use them so they think they are great.

If you are already using Lightroom/Photoshop and you aren't having any issues then stick with...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 12-27-2017
Replies: 30
Views: 1,716
Posted By PRJ
Just be quick! I have a Calumet/Photoflex type...

Just be quick!

I have a Calumet/Photoflex type tent. Works great and I've had it for many years. I am so used to it that when I try to load film in the dark i have all kinds of trouble doing it!
Forum: DIYS Modifications 12-24-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 1,961
Posted By PRJ
If you are really committed to this, the best...

If you are really committed to this, the best thing to do would be to get a lens flange from a broken M6 lens then build a spacer replacing the flange on the M7 lens. I wouldn't bother with an...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-07-2017
Replies: 116
Views: 4,142
Posted By PRJ
Well it looks like A.D. was wrong. According to...

Well it looks like A.D. was wrong. According to this (http://www.americansuburbx.com/2009/11/theory-coffee-and-workprints-workshop.html) article Winogrand made 432,000 negatives without looking at...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-06-2017
Replies: 116
Views: 4,142
Posted By PRJ
That cracked me up Chris. One of the things I...

That cracked me up Chris. One of the things I edited out of my original post was that of all well known photographers, Winogrand was the closest to a monkey with a camera! Funny to see Coleman...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-05-2017
Replies: 116
Views: 4,142
Posted By PRJ
You are correct Michael. it is like an ecosystem...

You are correct Michael. it is like an ecosystem thing if you are lucky enough to be in it.
Forum: RFF News 12-05-2017
Replies: 86
Views: 6,147
Posted By PRJ
I don't particularly care either way about the...

I don't particularly care either way about the painting. In all honesty, since that style of painting doesn't appeal to me (I prefer more abstract work) i would probably just walk right by it without...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-05-2017
Replies: 116
Views: 4,142
Posted By PRJ
The fact that he left so many rolls of film...

The fact that he left so many rolls of film undeveloped means most of what he said in his life was complete bullsh!t. Photographing to see what things look like? Apparently not. 2500 rolls is way...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 11-30-2017
Replies: 23
Views: 3,218
Posted By PRJ
Don't let anyone tell you that you have to spend...

Don't let anyone tell you that you have to spend tons of money on a "system" to make it work. You can do it yourself by eye if you have the time. Also, you don't need anything fancy to make a neg. I...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-25-2017
Replies: 43
Views: 2,766
Posted By PRJ
My rule of thumb for selling things is determined...

My rule of thumb for selling things is determined by whether or not I would buy it at the price it would sell for if I didn't already have the item. In other words, would you buy the Summicron for...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-22-2017
Replies: 108
Views: 6,037
Posted By PRJ
Kleptoflex "Cause you be gittin' ripped...

Kleptoflex

"Cause you be gittin' ripped off!

They might have German and Ukrainian engineers working on it (doubtful) but they shouldn't have farmed out the Photoshop to the Chinese.....
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 11-18-2017
Replies: 46
Views: 2,942
Posted By PRJ
I'll double ditto that! I rarely have to pull out...

I'll double ditto that! I rarely have to pull out the fancy Ilford one I have. The ilford is better than the cheap one only for stubborn rolls....
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 11-18-2017
Replies: 58
Views: 2,696
Posted By PRJ
When I was younger I used to think like others...

When I was younger I used to think like others here that Gursky and his Düsseldorf ilk were horrible. As I've aged and perhaps become more knowledgable about art in general, and maybe most...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 11-18-2017
Replies: 43
Views: 2,704
Posted By PRJ
This stuff has been hashed about ad infinitum at...

This stuff has been hashed about ad infinitum at this point. My personal opinion is just based on the facts and not the fantasy. Maloof had no right to publish or print any of the images. You know,...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 11-17-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1,241
Posted By PRJ
That is happening in your camera as much as...

That is happening in your camera as much as everyone is trying to blame the minilab. No way a minilab could cause an exposure like that in the same spot.

Your inclination that it might be happening...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 11-13-2017
Replies: 46
Views: 2,942
Posted By PRJ
Tom A softies. Sling from Leicagoodies. Bought...

Tom A softies.

Sling from Leicagoodies. Bought the first one. Made them since to fit my fatfingers.

Climbing strap thingy from REI. Used as a bandolier type strap combined with a split ring. Best...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-10-2017
Replies: 129
Views: 11,318
Posted By PRJ
Your best bet would be to profile the film at the...

Your best bet would be to profile the film at the time you shot it, but that is out the window. Your next best bet would be to do a correction on one frame of the film in Photoshop then automate the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-06-2017
Replies: 2,106
Views: 386,742
Posted By PRJ
Ouch! http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/2017-018-3...

Ouch!


http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/2017-018-39.jpg

Contax ST/50mm Planar/Gainer's EZ Rodinal 1+50
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 10-24-2017
Replies: 75
Views: 5,945
Posted By PRJ
https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/shortcuts/2017...

https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/shortcuts/2017/oct/24/terry-richardson-sexual-harrassment-vogue-conde-nast
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-21-2017
Replies: 2,106
Views: 386,742
Posted By PRJ
http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/2017-041-19.jpg H...

http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/2017-041-19.jpg

Hexar RF/Zeiss Biogon/Beutler's 1:1:8

I thought I would give ol' Beutler's another go. Haven't used it in years, but I ran out of Glycin for Edwal...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-21-2017
Replies: 2,106
Views: 386,742
Posted By PRJ
What is the difference between OPD and PPD. I...

What is the difference between OPD and PPD. I have seen OPD in some old formulas before.

Photographers Formulary has PPD back in stock here in the US.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-16-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 923
Posted By PRJ
Ain't that the truth!

Ain't that the truth!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-14-2017
Replies: 2,106
Views: 386,742
Posted By PRJ
http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/2017-021-01.jpg C...

http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/2017-021-01.jpg

Contax TVS/Rodinal 1+25
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-07-2017
Replies: 2,106
Views: 386,742
Posted By PRJ
http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/2017-036-39.jpg H...

http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/2017-036-39.jpg

Hexar RF/Zeiss Biogon 35mm/Edwal 10/Print Scan

Here's an ubiquitous Waffle House. These things are all over the South. There must be millions of...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-07-2017
Replies: 2,106
Views: 386,742
Posted By PRJ
I should be less lazy and print some myself...

I should be less lazy and print some myself...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-07-2017
Replies: 407
Views: 71,870
Posted By PRJ
http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/2000-024-24.jpg

http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/2000-024-24.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-07-2017
Replies: 407
Views: 71,870
Posted By PRJ
http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/2008-028-20.jpg

http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/2008-028-20.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-07-2017
Replies: 407
Views: 71,870
Posted By PRJ
http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/2000-022-36_downho...

http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/2000-022-36_downhorsie00.jpg
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 10-06-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 1,591
Posted By PRJ
I look forward to it. Back when I had a 7 I...

I look forward to it. Back when I had a 7 I thought about doing the conversion. I even contacted Ken Ruth about it. He said it would be too difficult and didn't want to try it. I kind of figured...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 10-05-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 1,591
Posted By PRJ
I'd love to know more about this. do you have a...

I'd love to know more about this. do you have a thread about it? Any information anywhere?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-04-2017
Replies: 2,106
Views: 386,742
Posted By PRJ
You've got some great tone going on there...

You've got some great tone going on there Bob!


http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/2017-030-16.jpg

Contax ST/Planar 50mm/Pyrocat-PC

Gotta love the way Pyrocat holds highlights. Impossible to blow...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-04-2017
Replies: 2,106
Views: 386,742
Posted By PRJ
http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/2017-020-17.jpg Y...

http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/2017-020-17.jpg

Yashica FRI/Planar 50mm/Rodinal 1+50
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-03-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 3,145
Posted By PRJ
Papageorge and Winogrand were solidly in the...

Papageorge and Winogrand were solidly in the spray and pray group as far as I'm concerned. Their images are rather boring since there is nothing there except a description. Garry "I photograph things...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 10-03-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 1,591
Posted By PRJ
Sounds like you are bottom feeding and expect...

Sounds like you are bottom feeding and expect perfect cameras. If you buy cheap, you can't expect them to work 100%, so either learn how to fix them or get one that is guaranteed and pay for it,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-03-2017
Replies: 137
Views: 5,871
Posted By PRJ
I think manufacturers realize that higher prices...

I think manufacturers realize that higher prices for a product such as film will lead to a disproportionate drop in demand. That is why Ilford for example tries like the Dickens to keep film prices...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-02-2017
Replies: 137
Views: 5,871
Posted By PRJ
I've been buying lots of film for 25 years now...

I've been buying lots of film for 25 years now and I can tell you from my experience that it hasn't changed that much. There was a bit of a glut in prices a decade ago when overproduction increased...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-02-2017
Replies: 137
Views: 5,871
Posted By PRJ
Considering inflation, film pricing really hasn't...

Considering inflation, film pricing really hasn't changed.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-30-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1,101
Posted By PRJ
Nikon 35mm scanners have two rods the capture...

Nikon 35mm scanners have two rods the capture device rides on. You could have a problem there with a lack of lube, or it could be the stepper mechanism. If it happens across the whole neg at regular...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 09-29-2017
Replies: 36
Views: 1,607
Posted By PRJ
They don't, but I made that camera to shoot 665...

They don't, but I made that camera to shoot 665 which was the positive/negative film. You got both a print (which was slightly overexposed if you did it right) and a negative that you cleared in...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 09-29-2017
Replies: 36
Views: 1,607
Posted By PRJ
I think the 250 was the best pack film camera...

I think the 250 was the best pack film camera aside from the premium ones. I think I still have one converted for batteries, but I never use it.

Years ago I rebuilt a packfilm camera with a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-29-2017
Replies: 158
Views: 18,647
Posted By PRJ
http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/2007-053-27_Untitl...

http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/2007-053-27_Untitled3s.jpg

M3/Fomapan 400/Pyrocat-P/Canon 35mm 1.8

Don't ever let anyone tell you the 35 1.8 isn't sharp!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-28-2017
Replies: 2,106
Views: 386,742
Posted By PRJ
Nice Sepia! Keep 'em...

Nice Sepia! Keep 'em coming.

http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/2017-035-18.jpg

Contax TVS/Edwal 10/B+W Red 90
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-28-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 901
Posted By PRJ
Did you really clean the snot out of it before...

Did you really clean the snot out of it before you relubed it?

I have a Zorki 5 that I redid about 12 years ago. I completely dismantled it. Every screw. IIRC it was packed with Yak poop. Terrible...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-26-2017
Replies: 496
Views: 140,125
Posted By PRJ
Olé! http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/2001-050-28....

Olé!

http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/2001-050-28.jpg

Canon EOS 3/100-300 L/Neopan 1600/Rodinal
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-26-2017
Replies: 2,106
Views: 386,742
Posted By PRJ
Thanks for the kind words Dan. It is funny that I...

Thanks for the kind words Dan. It is funny that I never knew Tom, never talked to him or conversed with him in any way except to order some soft releases many years ago. Yet this thread makes me sad...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-26-2017
Replies: 2,106
Views: 386,742
Posted By PRJ
http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/2017-016-13.jpg C...

http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/2017-016-13.jpg

Contax ST/50mm Planar/Gainer's EZ Rodinal (Sodium Formula) 1+50

I have been mixing Gainer's EZ Rodinal for years now. The chemicals are Sodium based,...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-26-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 888
Posted By PRJ
The problem with a lot of 120 cameras is the film...

The problem with a lot of 120 cameras is the film path bends the film backwards. If the film is left in the camera for any length of time, it can take the shape of the bend, then bow away from the...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-26-2017
Replies: 371
Views: 50,630
Posted By PRJ
That is really nice! I've fit a Titanium Zebra...

That is really nice!

I've fit a Titanium Zebra nib into a JinHao cheapy. The problem I have found after months of use is it works perfectly right when it is clean and freshly filled. After the pen...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-25-2017
Replies: 2,106
Views: 386,742
Posted By PRJ
http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/2007-012-22.jpg S...

http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/2007-012-22.jpg

Somewhere in LaLaLand.

Leica M3/50mm Contax pre war Sonnar with adapter/Pyrocat-P
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-23-2017
Replies: 2,106
Views: 386,742
Posted By PRJ
http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/2006-087-12-1.jpg ...

http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/2006-087-12-1.jpg


Leica M3/50mm Summicron/Pyrocat-P
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-23-2017
Replies: 2,106
Views: 386,742
Posted By PRJ
Where did you get the OPD? I've never seen it,...

Where did you get the OPD? I've never seen it, although I've only ever bought chemicals from Photographer's Formulary.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-22-2017
Replies: 2,106
Views: 386,742
Posted By PRJ
There was a movie a few years back with Clooney...

There was a movie a few years back with Clooney about WWII that was shot entirely on 5222. I don't recall the name of it. Hard to beat that Bond scene though! That was the best Bond movie. I still...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-22-2017
Replies: 2,106
Views: 386,742
Posted By PRJ
Contax TVS/Edwal...

Contax TVS/Edwal 10

http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/2017-035-35.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-21-2017
Replies: 2,106
Views: 386,742
Posted By PRJ
Contax ST/28mm Yashica ML/Edwal 10 I've found...

Contax ST/28mm Yashica ML/Edwal 10

I've found Edwal 10 to be an excellent developer. Basic too, with just the addition of Glycin to a basic Metol developer. Edwal 12 is also excellent, and although...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-20-2017
Replies: 2,106
Views: 386,742
Posted By PRJ
Hexar RF/Summicron 35mm/Rodinal...

Hexar RF/Summicron 35mm/Rodinal 1+50

http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/2009-030-26.jpg
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-19-2017
Replies: 34
Views: 2,584
Posted By PRJ
The MjuII is faster than the original. Noticeably...

The MjuII is faster than the original. Noticeably so, but only side by side. The lens is slightly sharper as well, but the original 3.5 is pretty darn good itself.

Also, the Minox lens on my EL is...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-19-2017
Replies: 2,106
Views: 386,742
Posted By PRJ
Leica M3/50mm Summicron/Pyrocat-P (no...

Leica M3/50mm Summicron/Pyrocat-P (no C!)


http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/2006-087-30.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-19-2017
Replies: 2,106
Views: 386,742
Posted By PRJ
I know there must be more people still shooting...

I know there must be more people still shooting it. C'mon!

By the way, since I have a bunch, and respooling is such a pain by hand, I bought a couple of oooooooold film winders/rewinders on ebay...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 09-19-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1,103
Posted By PRJ
I have one that I use occasionally. I would say...

I have one that I use occasionally. I would say that it is better or equal to 28 on my TVS. Not even close to a GR1 though. I have a dead one of those. GR1's are way beyond anything else really....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-19-2017
Replies: 2,106
Views: 386,742
Posted By PRJ
Another print scan, same info as last I...

Another print scan, same info as last I think.

http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/2009-029-32-ps.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-19-2017
Replies: 2,106
Views: 386,742
Posted By PRJ
Print scan- Canon 1n/70-200L/Rodinal...

Print scan- Canon 1n/70-200L/Rodinal 1+50


http://www.patrickjames.net/rff/2009-029-09.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-19-2017
Replies: 2,106
Views: 386,742
Posted By PRJ
I thought I would kickstart this thread again....

I thought I would kickstart this thread again. Sadly it has dwindled since Tom has left us. I know there are still people shooting 5222 out there even if it is more expensive now. I have a ton of it...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-19-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 597
Posted By PRJ
Paranoid people use two fixing baths for film....

Paranoid people use two fixing baths for film. You don't need to. In fact, you don't need stop bath, and you don't need a wash aid either with film. For a stop bath, just rinse the film several...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-07-2017
Replies: 97
Views: 5,533
Posted By PRJ
You know what they say, when you are stupid and...

You know what they say, when you are stupid and holding a hammer everything looks like a nail.


I think the FBI should be made to investigate every shooting and it should be a federal offense. That...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-30-2017
Replies: 42
Views: 2,276
Posted By PRJ
I don't see anyone really caring frankly. I had a...

I don't see anyone really caring frankly. I had a young guy ask me recently why my camera was making so much noise when it was rewinding film. I told him it was a film camera and he just walked away....
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-30-2017
Replies: 42
Views: 2,276
Posted By PRJ
Yup.......

Yup.......
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-19-2017
Replies: 40
Views: 3,592
Posted By PRJ
I have JOBO tanks for black and white, Kindermann...

I have JOBO tanks for black and white, Kindermann SS tanks for color and a JOBO drum for 4x5. I have some bigger drums too, but I don't use them.

Everything is done by hand except for the 4x5 which...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-19-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 1,653
Posted By PRJ
I think the dark secret that really isn't a...

I think the dark secret that really isn't a secret but everyone seems to want to ignore is that most all photographers that are successful don't need to do photography for a living. They were already...
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