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Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-07-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 3,590
Posted By Photo_Smith
You think he should try a Rollei 35 before going...

You think he should try a Rollei 35 before going Rollei TLR 6x6? possibly he could shoot 35mm film in his Rollei TLR with Rolleikin and take baby steps? :)

Jump in the river and learn to swim I say.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-07-2014
Replies: 50
Views: 6,798
Posted By Photo_Smith
The perception of colour happens in the...

The perception of colour happens in the individual, some people are colour blind others tetrachromatic (have more than three receptors)
It therefore is very individual, but yes uniform within...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-07-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 3,590
Posted By Photo_Smith
I'd go Rollei this site has many in the £75-100...

I'd go Rollei this site has many in the £75-100 region all even with marks on the lens will far outperform the plastic Lubitel.
http://www.ffordes.com/product/14011411535481
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-07-2014
Replies: 50
Views: 6,798
Posted By Photo_Smith
Each device has a unique colour rendering (colour...

Each device has a unique colour rendering (colour doesn't exist in the world around us), Kodachromes was because it was a B&W film where the colours were added during processing. One of the many...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-06-2014
Replies: 50
Views: 6,798
Posted By Photo_Smith
In case anyone is interested here is my blog on...

In case anyone is interested here is my blog on how Kodachrome works and how the process (non substansive) differs from E6
How it Works:Kodachrome...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-06-2014
Replies: 50
Views: 6,798
Posted By Photo_Smith
Sure you might like the colours, but it still...

Sure you might like the colours, but it still doesn't make it the high point in film development. I guess personal taste is just that; I loved KK and I'm not liking the look of the Sigma sensors,...
Forum: Film vs Digital 03-06-2014
Replies: 180
Views: 24,869
Posted By Photo_Smith
Peak Imaging. They are great, have mailers and a...

Peak Imaging. They are great, have mailers and a fast turnaround.
Peak Imaging (http://www.peak-imaging.com/htmls/film_processing.htm)
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-06-2014
Replies: 50
Views: 6,798
Posted By Photo_Smith
Actually no, it came out of an old...

Actually no, it came out of an old shoebox–really! It's a slice of time. What I like about the shot is the plate camera photographer in the background.

I have a loads of Kodachrome in little yellow...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-06-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 1,293
Posted By Photo_Smith
Helen it seems to be the going rate.... What's...

Helen it seems to be the going rate....
What's photo really worth? to combat petty theft i'm going to give every penny I own to anyone—seems like a good plan to me...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-06-2014
Replies: 744
Views: 176,905
Posted By Photo_Smith
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8113/10254237753_7ca...

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8113/10254237753_7caa03efd3_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10254237753/)
overstrand (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10254237753/) by Photo...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-06-2014
Replies: 50
Views: 6,798
Posted By Photo_Smith
From a shoebox to eternity, did the 40's every...

From a shoebox to eternity, did the 40's every really go out of style?
http://www.pbase.com/mark_antony/image/73273595.jpg

The like we will never see again, nostalgia though visceral images.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-06-2014
Replies: 50
Views: 6,798
Posted By Photo_Smith
Kodachrome wasn't a high point for film...

Kodachrome wasn't a high point for film development, it was a fairly unusual non substantive emulsion famed for its colour palette being one of the early colour films running right though the booming...
Forum: Film vs Digital 03-06-2014
Replies: 180
Views: 24,869
Posted By Photo_Smith
I agree Mani's post gets the best of thread award...

I agree Mani's post gets the best of thread award :)

I'm a red wine chap and hopefully the glass is half full, the fizzy stuff makes me feel all Ginger beer...
Forum: Film vs Digital 03-06-2014
Replies: 180
Views: 24,869
Posted By Photo_Smith
Lenses are independent of medium good ones are on...

Lenses are independent of medium good ones are on both systems I share mine between D&F bodies. Shadow detail is put there by the user mainly through exposure with 0.3 density boosts available with...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-06-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 881
Posted By Photo_Smith
If the bottom is without improvement/changes to...

If the bottom is without improvement/changes to the processes and the top after then it seems to have made a significant difference.
The Dmax is R2.42 G2.71 B2.22 yes? What are the step 3 and step 5...
Forum: Film vs Digital 03-06-2014
Replies: 180
Views: 24,869
Posted By Photo_Smith
I voted 100% film although I have some digital so...

I voted 100% film although I have some digital so probably 90% is a better figure.

Despite being a digital camera user for over 16 years (sounds a long time) I have never really warmed to the way...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 03-05-2014
Replies: 67
Views: 5,756
Posted By Photo_Smith
This was how a lot of pre press worked in the...

This was how a lot of pre press worked in the early 1990's nearly everyone had the same Apple displays, using the same 1.8 Gamma. Nowadays the range of devices runs from high PPI 4" phones to large...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 03-05-2014
Replies: 67
Views: 5,756
Posted By Photo_Smith
Unfortunately not, similar possibly; but not the...

Unfortunately not, similar possibly; but not the same. We have a fully colour managed workflow here at college, even with the monitors calibrated the various different panel types will mean the...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 03-05-2014
Replies: 67
Views: 5,756
Posted By Photo_Smith
The problem is calibration is just setting a...

The problem is calibration is just setting a device to a known standard, we will have to all have the same monitor panels with the same gamut set at the optimum brightness for the viewing...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-05-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 949
Posted By Photo_Smith
It's interesting how governments are using...

It's interesting how governments are using microfilm to store digital originals:
Long term archiving of Digital data on microfilm (http://publik.tuwien.ac.at/files/PubDat_191964.pdf)

The benefits...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-05-2014
Replies: 66
Views: 7,137
Posted By Photo_Smith
I wasn't sure as I was in a children's playground...

I wasn't sure as I was in a children's playground so it might be council property. So rather than reminding her of laws and telling her to call the Police I thought about my job at the college and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-05-2014
Replies: 66
Views: 7,137
Posted By Photo_Smith
I am an East Anglian, I'd say Norwich area but I...

I am an East Anglian, I'd say Norwich area but I have more than one house :o

Oi cuaam frum Saafulk ariginally
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-05-2014
Replies: 66
Views: 7,137
Posted By Photo_Smith
Yes I'd agree here, I was asked by a woman to...

Yes I'd agree here, I was asked by a woman to stop taking pictures of my children, her perception was it was illegal to take images of kids outside of your own home.
Of course I remonstrated, but one...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-05-2014
Replies: 66
Views: 7,137
Posted By Photo_Smith
I'm not sure it was her car, although parked...

I'm not sure it was her car, although parked outside 'The little portion' convent. Sister Pamela was a wonderful and very spirited lady in every sense of the word, she would say serving god hasn't...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-05-2014
Replies: 55
Views: 6,458
Posted By Photo_Smith
Yes of course we will; just as we'll get people...

Yes of course we will; just as we'll get people who say they can't tell the difference between writing on a tablet with a finger and ink on a page written with a fountain pen.
Some people will then...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-05-2014
Replies: 66
Views: 7,137
Posted By Photo_Smith
I think so, I've only been challenged a couple of...

I think so, I've only been challenged a couple of times once when photographing my own child in a park, the other when photographing a pair of broken umbrellas on a bench I was threatened by someone...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-05-2014
Replies: 55
Views: 6,458
Posted By Photo_Smith
Ah I see you misunderstood. I wasn't talking...

Ah I see you misunderstood. I wasn't talking about the master just generally "the difference' was supposed to be slightly ironic as they all looked like screen shots of the same film to me.
We need...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-05-2014
Replies: 66
Views: 7,137
Posted By Photo_Smith
Roger I understand, but isn't it all very...

Roger I understand, but isn't it all very comparative? A Leica may be less conspicuous than a DSLR; but more-so than a waist level camera.

I think the 'conspicuous' part comes often from the user,...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-05-2014
Replies: 55
Views: 6,458
Posted By Photo_Smith
He didn't say that! he is pointing out that...

He didn't say that! he is pointing out that Kodak's production of cine keeps the film factories running-some people think there is a link between the profitability of cine division and the...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-05-2014
Replies: 55
Views: 6,458
Posted By Photo_Smith
It's easy. Possibly being a photographer in both...

It's easy. Possibly being a photographer in both helps, there is a rendering of certain things that is easily characteristic of film likewise digital. So they don't all look the same, and not all of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-05-2014
Replies: 66
Views: 7,137
Posted By Photo_Smith
While I agree to a point, I don't think that is...

While I agree to a point, I don't think that is the reason for the change in public perception or reaction to photography. I pointed out that early photographers used plate cameras on tripods, they...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-05-2014
Replies: 55
Views: 6,458
Posted By Photo_Smith
I like good movies and photo's too and can often...

I like good movies and photo's too and can often tell the difference between them and mediums they were shot on, not that I care that much especially if the film is good—but there is a difference....
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-04-2014
Replies: 66
Views: 7,137
Posted By Photo_Smith
It has nothing to do with size, Brassaï used a...

It has nothing to do with size, Brassaï used a plate camera, I don't think its the size rather the ubiquity of cameras. Some early photographers took pictures of kids acting up for the camera; those...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-04-2014
Replies: 55
Views: 6,458
Posted By Photo_Smith
Wow, you can really tell the last few shots are...

Wow, you can really tell the last few shots are digital, the difference is quite startling. I think it matters that film makers choose film over video, most Hollywood movies are made that way,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-04-2014
Replies: 91
Views: 10,118
Posted By Photo_Smith
Peak are truly excellent, with labs of that...

Peak are truly excellent, with labs of that quality film is a very real option.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-04-2014
Replies: 91
Views: 10,118
Posted By Photo_Smith
I think that's false, colour film isn't dependant...

I think that's false, colour film isn't dependant on cine and even that is guaranteed to last for two years due to current contacts. You do realise that there are other options like AGFA Mortsel...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-04-2014
Replies: 91
Views: 10,118
Posted By Photo_Smith
^^ Here here,why is that something has to be...

^^
Here here,why is that something has to be 'dead' because someone has no personal use for it?
There were 60 million rolls of colour film sold in 2012, although a tiny fraction of ten years before...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-03-2014
Replies: 91
Views: 10,118
Posted By Photo_Smith
I think it's worse than that, if you deal with...

I think it's worse than that, if you deal with Fuji they want to sell you anything but film based product it seem the need to move you over to new systems and to diversify is the name of the game in...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-03-2014
Replies: 91
Views: 10,118
Posted By Photo_Smith
Yes, I'd imagined they'd found new suppliers as...

Yes, I'd imagined they'd found new suppliers as the base looks different. I still have 60+ rolls of Leverkusen APX 100 and 400 that I'm giving out to students; you can see the base fogging. I now...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-03-2014
Replies: 91
Views: 10,118
Posted By Photo_Smith
Companies like Fuji might 'get rid' of products...

Companies like Fuji might 'get rid' of products that are profitable for a whole host of reasons. It is possible (as in the case of film production in Tilburg) that even though current film lines are...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-03-2014
Replies: 91
Views: 10,118
Posted By Photo_Smith
Then you should be perfectly aware of how colour...

Then you should be perfectly aware of how colour film RGB 'records' age at different rates and how base fog increases with age.
Cosmic radiation doesn't destroy film it makes it lose speed and...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-03-2014
Replies: 91
Views: 10,118
Posted By Photo_Smith
The CN/CR is currently being produced I think in...

The CN/CR is currently being produced I think in Mortsel, I doubt the APX is made in 2006 although being B&W they can stretch the 'sell by' dates.

People can tell you if the current APX is still old...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-03-2014
Replies: 91
Views: 10,118
Posted By Photo_Smith
Yes the demand is decreased but the profit is...

Yes the demand is decreased but the profit is increased. Fuji are still making a profit mainly because of price increases rather than increased sales, the big problem for them is the Imaging group is...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-03-2014
Replies: 91
Views: 10,118
Posted By Photo_Smith
Interesting read, it seems that film and paper...

Interesting read, it seems that film and paper actually increased its share in the imaging division, the product that caused the loss was the compact digital cameras.
Quote:
"In the Imaging Solutions...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-03-2014
Replies: 91
Views: 10,118
Posted By Photo_Smith
We did and it didn't make sense. Film is stored...

We did and it didn't make sense. Film is stored for a maximum of 2-3 years in deep store, after that it starts to be fogged by cosmic rays so the time it can be deep frozen is limited.

The current...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-03-2014
Replies: 91
Views: 10,118
Posted By Photo_Smith
Film produced today sells at a profit, the cost...

Film produced today sells at a profit, the cost of producing the film is factored into the final RRP.

As far as I know Fuji are making a profit, the reason for dropping film may not be wholly...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-03-2014
Replies: 269
Views: 247,546
Posted By Photo_Smith
I think there is a difference between being...

I think there is a difference between being created equal and fulfilling your potential though development. It doesn't mean the actions of men/women are all equal and the efforts of all people are...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-03-2014
Replies: 91
Views: 10,118
Posted By Photo_Smith
Mainstream as in the main image carrier no, but...

Mainstream as in the main image carrier no, but other companies have shown it is possible to make a profit at least within that sustainable niche. For Kodak that means their film division was one of...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-03-2014
Replies: 91
Views: 10,118
Posted By Photo_Smith
Sure collapsed since 2003-10 but resent years...

Sure collapsed since 2003-10 but resent years there has been a better profitability at least for those who post results of their film divisions Ilford and Kodak I have seen are profitable and appear...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-03-2014
Replies: 91
Views: 10,118
Posted By Photo_Smith
Peak Imaging in the UK are absolutely brilliant,...

Peak Imaging in the UK are absolutely brilliant, their service is fast and results are first rate*
Peak Imaging Website (http://www.peak-imaging.com/htmls/film_processing.htm)
Try some Agfa Precisa...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-02-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 2,877
Posted By Photo_Smith
Bob you sum it up well, I only wish the article...

Bob you sum it up well, I only wish the article did instead of using empty slogans.
The fact is multi media isn't new, the methods of transmission from iphones etc are though but we don't need...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-02-2014
Replies: 1,417
Views: 194,006
Posted By Photo_Smith
The P...

The P Tree...
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7413/12364886335_032178b2f0_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/12364886335/)
The 'P' Tree...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-02-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 2,877
Posted By Photo_Smith
What a terrible article, do people really try to...

What a terrible article, do people really try to communicate in a series of broken unconnected soundbites? Or is it just the presentation?

I'm pretty weary when I hear 'empowerment', 'new...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 03-01-2014
Replies: 70
Views: 12,439
Posted By Photo_Smith
I'd stick with the TLR unless you can't get on...

I'd stick with the TLR unless you can't get on with it. Folders can be nice and sizes can be smaller or similar than a 35mm:

http://www.pbase.com/mark_antony/image/151245832.jpg

The Ensign on the...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-01-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 2,095
Posted By Photo_Smith
I think it still looks milky and red, you could...

I think it still looks milky and red, you could go further. This is a 2 second fix in PS, just levels grey picker and pick the road near the front of the car, then slight mid point...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-27-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 2,095
Posted By Photo_Smith
I agree CP is a misnomer it overcomplicates a...

I agree CP is a misnomer it overcomplicates a simple process YMMV as they say. Like Ranchu says above just tweak the colour as it is straight red, over exposure of two stops isn't a big ask for C41...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-27-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 3,138
Posted By Photo_Smith
Actually mustard is good for raising the...

Actually mustard is good for raising the sensitivity of emulsions and gave us the quote "If cows didn't like mustard we couldn't go to the movies"-C.E.K Mees
CEK Mees...
Forum: RFF Polls 02-26-2014
Replies: 231
Views: 84,272
Posted By Photo_Smith
We have some just over the...

We have some just over the water...
http://www.mathersoflancashire.co.uk/products.html?intMenuGroup=19&intCategoryID=59
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-26-2014
Replies: 83
Views: 7,615
Posted By Photo_Smith
Actually that's incorrect there is no colour in...

Actually that's incorrect there is no colour in the world, colour is a perceptual thing that occurs in the viewer :)

I think of it like this; if a subject won't be enhanced by using colour use mono.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-25-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 2,769
Posted By Photo_Smith
It looks smooth, I like it but its not my...

It looks smooth, I like it but its not my favourite though.

http://www.pbase.com/mark_antony/image/128241983.jpg

http://www.pbase.com/mark_antony/image/116808996.jpg

Both shot on a Rolleiflex
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-23-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 765
Posted By Photo_Smith
That's fogging, probably due to a leaky cassette....

That's fogging, probably due to a leaky cassette. You can also see 'stress damage' and broken sprockets–all done before processing.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-23-2014
Replies: 269
Views: 247,546
Posted By Photo_Smith
I've seen three exhibitions, the last one...

I've seen three exhibitions, the last one 'Europeans' at the Barbican in London-spent the whole day there...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-22-2014
Replies: 757
Views: 202,470
Posted By Photo_Smith
Those first scans look Ok Pete, the yellow green...

Those first scans look Ok Pete, the yellow green is that more of a stain? I can't see a defined line that scanners tend to make.

Years ago when I owned a dip and dunk you'd get that stain on E6 when...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-22-2014
Replies: 78
Views: 203,319
Posted By Photo_Smith
Ko.fe That was probably a National Trust place,...

Ko.fe
That was probably a National Trust place, they are staffed by volunteers and have a no photography policy in some houses, sometimes just a few rooms in a house. You might find the houses are...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-21-2014
Replies: 269
Views: 247,546
Posted By Photo_Smith
Being a Communist was a different statement in...

Being a Communist was a different statement in the period 1920-39, historical perspective, the changes in attitude to the USSR post war, the McCarthy era etc. all colour our image of what it...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 02-19-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 1,507
Posted By Photo_Smith
I'd go Meopta the build is slightly better; if...

I'd go Meopta the build is slightly better; if you make sure that both are mechanically sound.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-19-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 2,923
Posted By Photo_Smith
Looks like internal reflection, I've seen similar...

Looks like internal reflection, I've seen similar in the mirror box of a camera near the film plane where the matt black paint was damaged.
Also note the mark looks to be in the same place on two...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 02-18-2014
Replies: 166
Views: 21,151
Posted By Photo_Smith
Excellent character study Mohammed.

Excellent character study Mohammed.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-17-2014
Replies: 233
Views: 16,832
Posted By Photo_Smith
I can see what he's saying too, correctly...

I can see what he's saying too, correctly characterising the scanner is to be applauded, but it won't help you one jot scanning negatives because of the reasons mentioned.
Slides behave very...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-17-2014
Replies: 233
Views: 16,832
Posted By Photo_Smith
Give it a try, first try to find a negative IT8...

Give it a try, first try to find a negative IT8 target but I think you'll draw a blank (that should ring alarm bells) so you'll have to shoot one yourself.
The standard IT8 won't have enough patches...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-17-2014
Replies: 233
Views: 16,832
Posted By Photo_Smith
Negatives have an orange mask which varies...

Negatives have an orange mask which varies slightly with exposure, also the numbers will be different. You have to use a different method it is possible in theory but not in practice.
Just use...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-17-2014
Replies: 64
Views: 4,864
Posted By Photo_Smith
But this isn't about her illness and the fact she...

But this isn't about her illness and the fact she can't keep herself heathy because she has an illness and no choice in that.

It's about how she is perceived and judged by people both in her...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-17-2014
Replies: 64
Views: 4,864
Posted By Photo_Smith
That's not a lesson but a belief system for some...

That's not a lesson but a belief system for some especially extremists. That's why we persecute and make fun of people we perceive as different to ourselves–'you're not from round here are you boy',...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-17-2014
Replies: 64
Views: 4,864
Posted By Photo_Smith
Absolutely agree Lund, the reaction shows that...

Absolutely agree Lund, the reaction shows that society is shallow and appearance driven we see the fat not the person, and those people who worship the public image™ tend to ridicule those who don't...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-17-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 2,240
Posted By Photo_Smith
I wish I hadn't 'looked' :)

I wish I hadn't 'looked' :)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-17-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 2,101
Posted By Photo_Smith
Yep a Jobo is best if you are processing less...

Yep a Jobo is best if you are processing less than 10-15 rolls a week as that's the sort of minimum throughput you'll need to keep a hand line in control.
A few other ideas...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-17-2014
Replies: 64
Views: 4,864
Posted By Photo_Smith
And yet for every person that uses drugs to...

And yet for every person that uses drugs to control it there are people who still can't have the luxury of living a normal life.
My mother suffers from it and I can tell you daily drugs and exercise...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-17-2014
Replies: 64
Views: 4,864
Posted By Photo_Smith
It's not an excuse-its an illness. It has a...

It's not an excuse-its an illness. It has a variety of different symptoms one can be weight gain, irregular heart, swelling of tendons, tiredness-my mother has it and its very disabling–she's not...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-17-2014
Replies: 64
Views: 4,864
Posted By Photo_Smith
Hypothyroidism pretty much precludes someone from...

Hypothyroidism pretty much precludes someone from exercise, it can make sufferers fatigued, short of breath with swelling of the tendons, abnormal heart rhythms, weight gain etc

So some may find...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-17-2014
Replies: 64
Views: 4,864
Posted By Photo_Smith
Good for you pat yourself on the back, what would...

Good for you pat yourself on the back, what would your advice be for the lady in the OP who has a serious illness that makes her put on weight?

My mother has that illness, she'll be ecstatic to...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-17-2014
Replies: 64
Views: 4,864
Posted By Photo_Smith
Do you suffer from the same serious life...

Do you suffer from the same serious life threatening illness that makes the woman in the story fat?
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-17-2014
Replies: 64
Views: 4,864
Posted By Photo_Smith
I thought it was an interesting read, her photos...

I thought it was an interesting read, her photos less so but they do show the way people judge over weight people.

I think most people look at her in disgust, and even in this thread people seem to...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-17-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 1,621
Posted By Photo_Smith
A flatbed film scanner has a light in the lid,...

A flatbed film scanner has a light in the lid, normal reflective ones won't do. The V600 is about 1600-2400 ppi estimated, if you need to print big a second hand Coolscan/Minolta or a plustek might...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-16-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 2,101
Posted By Photo_Smith
Have you considered a handline? Basically a...

Have you considered a handline? Basically a system of heated tanks with lids you put the film in baskets and agitate by moving the baskets up and down.
The...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-16-2014
Replies: 233
Views: 16,832
Posted By Photo_Smith
I guess beach combers in Holland have to look out...

I guess beach combers in Holland have to look out for V700 flotsam... :)

Before you do that PM me first and we'll try to see if anything obvious is getting in the system.
I will help, but like I...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-16-2014
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Posted By Photo_Smith
That's quite interesting, because the scanners...

That's quite interesting, because the scanners characterised profile is way bigger than sRGB and depending on how they shrink the colour numbers could clip some information. Does it clip it if you...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-16-2014
Replies: 233
Views: 16,832
Posted By Photo_Smith
It would be far better if I saw your set up than...

It would be far better if I saw your set up than you seeing mine, I guess the colour patches will help input-—-output to measure.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-16-2014
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Views: 16,832
Posted By Photo_Smith
You an East Anglian? One little bit of advice is...

You an East Anglian? One little bit of advice is to go to colour confidence and get some aims:
http://shop.colourconfidence.com/section.php/10384/1/colour-charts

I like the Kodak number 13 at £14.50...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-16-2014
Replies: 233
Views: 16,832
Posted By Photo_Smith
Not for negatives because they don't make one. I...

Not for negatives because they don't make one. I do however use IT8 for flat artwork and slides. What I do for negatives is use the same colour standard patches I do in the darkroom, I then save...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-16-2014
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Views: 16,832
Posted By Photo_Smith
The outputs may be in the same space but the...

The outputs may be in the same space but the devices might not, if the originator (scanner) can't record the tone it will be perceptually mapped to one it can and if the device space of the Epson is...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-16-2014
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Posted By Photo_Smith
The thing is Pete if it is consistently brighter...

The thing is Pete if it is consistently brighter in the red you could have issues with the red gamut, the red channel or a host of other things in your workflow. You asked me to share with you my...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-16-2014
Replies: 233
Views: 16,832
Posted By Photo_Smith
Kodak engineered the new Portra to sit between...

Kodak engineered the new Portra to sit between the saturation of the old NC and VC. The old VC was 15% higher saturation than NC.

Ektar on the other hand was given a new red dye coupler (so I'm...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-16-2014
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Posted By Photo_Smith
Are you sure that the two colour spaces match, it...

Are you sure that the two colour spaces match, it looks to me as if the V700 has a smaller colour gamut than the plustek saturating the reds. I could be wrong as I don't have the two gamut to check...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-16-2014
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Posted By Photo_Smith
I think you're confusing different issues here;...

I think you're confusing different issues here; the LAD aims that allow each machine to be calibrated or even characterised against a measured existing standard (Munsell) used for printer...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-16-2014
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Views: 16,832
Posted By Photo_Smith
I can't remember exactly, I use Vuescan, Epson...

I can't remember exactly, I use Vuescan, Epson and Silverfast-my guess is Vuescan (if you're dripping water on my forehead)

Point being I can do that with any film/scanner/software...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-16-2014
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Posted By Photo_Smith
The manufacturer didn't design the standard, the...

The manufacturer didn't design the standard, the one they use is called the Munsell colour system– mid grey aim being Munsell N 5.
The Munsell system is derived from the mapping of the human visual...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-16-2014
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Posted By Photo_Smith
I must be about the only person in the thread...

I must be about the only person in the thread that gets good or at least what i feel satisfactory colours on both the V500 and V750. The resolution is not good for 35mm but I shoot 120 and 4x5 mainly...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-16-2014
Replies: 233
Views: 16,832
Posted By Photo_Smith
I think that the default settings in Epson scan...

I think that the default settings in Epson scan seem to clip highlight information and compress shadow detail somewhat.
I'm not sure the Epson scan software allows for a change in Gamma all I have...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 02-15-2014
Replies: 166
Views: 21,151
Posted By Photo_Smith
Hi Ellen I'm not sure mainly because I don't use...

Hi Ellen
I'm not sure mainly because I don't use Velvia for people much. I did some tests once with skin tones and they were very red.
As for the mans ethnic group making him 'immune' – possibly....
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-15-2014
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Views: 16,832
Posted By Photo_Smith
I imagine he'll never have the ability to grasp...

I imagine he'll never have the ability to grasp what has been stated, the position is one of intransigence.

In fact the 'PhD scientist' (lets hope for humanities sake he's not working on the cure...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-15-2014
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Views: 16,832
Posted By Photo_Smith
Yep mr Burgess you nailed it! Because people...

Yep mr Burgess you nailed it! Because people designed the negative to be a part of a whole process (normally print) they know exactly how the dyes react and will come out on the print if known...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-15-2014
Replies: 233
Views: 16,832
Posted By Photo_Smith
Some people just can't see that both slides and...

Some people just can't see that both slides and negatives can have references that can be read by sensometic machines to measure dyes. Because he can't 'see' it means he's blindsided by his argument...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-15-2014
Replies: 233
Views: 16,832
Posted By Photo_Smith
Pete the machine does a thing called an MBL where...

Pete the machine does a thing called an MBL where the standard patch is generated every 2 hrs and read by inbuilt densitometer then checked against a known standard (that edge says doesn't exist) for...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-15-2014
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Views: 16,832
Posted By Photo_Smith
It does in fact happen. The Fuji Frontier is an...

It does in fact happen. The Fuji Frontier is an automatic printer it needs no buttons pressed and is calibrated to the international standard-the same one Kodak uses.
The machine even does self check...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-15-2014
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Views: 16,832
Posted By Photo_Smith
That patch you show is indeed the standard LAD...

That patch you show is indeed the standard LAD for print (as in Cine)
http://motion.kodak.com/motion/uploadedFiles/US_plugins_acrobat_en_motion_support_h61_h61a.pdf
Above is the one for negative the...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-15-2014
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Views: 16,832
Posted By Photo_Smith
Thanks WBurgess-someone who can 'see' at last. If...

Thanks WBurgess-someone who can 'see' at last. If edge is correct, I wonder how those darn clever Fuji Frontiers balance the colour of each different film to the paper standard (PBL) of course if...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-14-2014
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Views: 16,832
Posted By Photo_Smith
It's a shame, when someone won't even consider...

It's a shame, when someone won't even consider the others point of view. I've found it easier to put him on ignore because to be deliberately ignorant is just stupidity.

To understand that negative...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-14-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 3,654
Posted By Photo_Smith
Those could be magic mushrooms? Or am I just a...

Those could be magic mushrooms? Or am I just a 'fun guy'

From my last roll of Kodak 160NC I loved that film...

http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4016/5137355935_f82e8545fc_o.jpg...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-14-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,200
Posted By Photo_Smith
Have you tried...

Have you tried here?
http://www.ag-photographic.co.uk/diafine-38l--1usgal-1774-p.asp

First place I tried ;) On reflection the class A drugs are cheaper and you know you need a 'fix' as well :)
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-14-2014
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Views: 16,832
Posted By Photo_Smith
You seem very confused, and yes you're on ignore...

You seem very confused, and yes you're on ignore and yes I'm not good at ignoring but here is my last post.
You said:

The film has a characteristic; no doubt there. Ektar tends to give cyan skies,...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-14-2014
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Views: 16,832
Posted By Photo_Smith
LOL No. Correct is the values that exist in the...

LOL No. Correct is the values that exist in the film governed by dye set, exposure, development etc–the films character.

What the photographer wants is just a rendering and evaluative rather than...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 02-14-2014
Replies: 166
Views: 21,151
Posted By Photo_Smith
Those images look great Ellen, the colours look...

Those images look great Ellen, the colours look good for Velvia skin tones are less red than I get-in fact they have an almost Kodachrome 64 look...
Excellent!!
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 02-13-2014
Replies: 166
Views: 21,151
Posted By Photo_Smith
I really like that shot, the shadows give it a...

I really like that shot, the shadows give it a strong diagonal and the man lying down give it interest.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-13-2014
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Views: 16,832
Posted By Photo_Smith
Which is precisely the point of my post. The...

Which is precisely the point of my post. The numbers are part of the chain without them colour consistency would be impossible, that's why the numbers matter and the reason why we have batch numbers...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-13-2014
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Views: 16,832
Posted By Photo_Smith
A negative can in some instances give a positive...

A negative can in some instances give a positive result take Kodak 5072 which makes transparencies from negs.
http://www.kodak.com/global/en/professional/support/techPubs/e24/e24.pdf

In the end a...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-13-2014
Replies: 233
Views: 16,832
Posted By Photo_Smith
All renderings of negatives are interpretations,...

All renderings of negatives are interpretations, I'm not stating that people shouldn't print to an aim that they are satisfied with quite the opposite in fact

That said I'd like to point out that...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-13-2014
Replies: 233
Views: 16,832
Posted By Photo_Smith
Patrick T you're nearly there, I'm not sure I'd...

Patrick T you're nearly there, I'm not sure I'd use the Colour restoration setting as that is for faded prints an Epson Auto special.
Your workflow is similar to my own with Epson scan.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-13-2014
Replies: 233
Views: 16,832
Posted By Photo_Smith
Quote You come on here lecturing me about how...

Quote
You come on here lecturing me about how specific films have to look a certain way because that's how the films were made, and then claim that I should be more nuanced? Give me a break.


I...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-13-2014
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Views: 16,832
Posted By Photo_Smith
No need to be nasty, colour is science, people...

No need to be nasty, colour is science, people involved in making film and cameras have to work things out for you, if you want to be obtuse I'm going to pop you on ignore.

Photography is multi...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-13-2014
Replies: 233
Views: 16,832
Posted By Photo_Smith
Quote: Remember that colour negs don't actually...

Quote:
Remember that colour negs don't actually have a particular 'look', per se; these are not slides we're talking about. It's up to us to balance to taste.

The way the colours are translated to...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-13-2014
Replies: 233
Views: 16,832
Posted By Photo_Smith
How would you be balancing? just moving sliders...

How would you be balancing? just moving sliders until it looks right? sorry I took it you were defining a white point rather than guessing.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-13-2014
Replies: 233
Views: 16,832
Posted By Photo_Smith
The reason you don't get to define a films colour...

The reason you don't get to define a films colour balance is that it is built in at Manufacture, a state you say doesn't exist.
I'm not arguing against individuals liking a hue shift to their...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-12-2014
Replies: 233
Views: 16,832
Posted By Photo_Smith
I tested films for Fuji in the late 1980's and I...

I tested films for Fuji in the late 1980's and I can tell you colour neg does have a 'look' its not up to you to define the colours.
Each record is set to a value with respect to the other two, those...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-12-2014
Replies: 45
Views: 42,054
Posted By Photo_Smith
Most likely a case of PEBCAK being good with...

Most likely a case of PEBCAK being good with computers won't give you a free pass at judging colour, or having a good workflow.
I have no idea of how high your expectations are but for web based...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-12-2014
Replies: 45
Views: 42,054
Posted By Photo_Smith
The reason USM is destructive is you have little...

The reason USM is destructive is you have little control, so the best thing is to turn it off and use a method where you have complete control.
The artefacts produced by a poor scanning methodology...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-12-2014
Replies: 233
Views: 16,832
Posted By Photo_Smith
I think trying to get good colour in the scan...

I think trying to get good colour in the scan software is futile, what you need is a flat looking file that you can work on in Photoshop.
Hope you don't mind I had a try with your...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-11-2014
Replies: 45
Views: 42,054
Posted By Photo_Smith
Well, if it works for you I guess that is hard to...

Well, if it works for you I guess that is hard to argue with. Pre scan USM is destructive uncontrolled where post USM is up to your skill, very fine adjustment.

Have you tried pixlr the web based...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-11-2014
Replies: 45
Views: 42,054
Posted By Photo_Smith
No! The scanners sharpness is limited by it's...

No!

The scanners sharpness is limited by it's native resolution and how flat the film is. Sharpening in the Epson module is an uncontrolled guess with all the artefacts and posterisation etc built...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-11-2014
Replies: 363
Views: 53,575
Posted By Photo_Smith
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7305/12365230753_f8b...

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7305/12365230753_f8b350848f_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/12365230753/)
Free E.E.C Butter (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/12365230753/) by...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-11-2014
Replies: 45
Views: 42,054
Posted By Photo_Smith
Because you have no control, if you scan flat you...

Because you have no control, if you scan flat you can apply USM in PSCS.

Normally I take a flat scan into CS and apply a radius sharpen, adjust in curves or levels, colour and finally a USM for...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 02-10-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 9,403
Posted By Photo_Smith
Ezzie Your results are excellent, I've seen some...

Ezzie
Your results are excellent, I've seen some pinhole on Filmwasters forum. Keep it up!
By the way that camera looks great!
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-10-2014
Replies: 233
Views: 16,832
Posted By Photo_Smith
If you use an Epson try this...

If you use an Epson try this workflow.
http://photo-utopia.blogspot.co.uk/2010/11/scanning-with-epson-v500.html

The secret is not trying to get it right in the Epson scan just scan flat and correct...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-09-2014
Replies: 1
Views: 590
Posted By Photo_Smith
I think it is made by Foma, so development times...

I think it is made by Foma, so development times for Fomapan 400 might be a start.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-09-2014
Replies: 41
Views: 3,782
Posted By Photo_Smith
All of my memories are like little colour films,...

All of my memories are like little colour films, I can't imagine why they would fade or turn mono. That said it is true we don't remember colour well, few people shown a colour then asked later to...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-09-2014
Replies: 58
Views: 9,085
Posted By Photo_Smith
I do a large amount of ink printing more than wet...

I do a large amount of ink printing more than wet based at this time, at its best it is very good; different to a fibre based paper but good– some of the glossy papers look similar to multigrade...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-09-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 1,374
Posted By Photo_Smith
I can't say, 12 min sounds approximately right,...

I can't say, 12 min sounds approximately right, possibly a little on the low side I think I use Rodinal 1:50 at 14-15 min in normal conditions rated at 125.
Increasing development time will develop...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-09-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 1,374
Posted By Photo_Smith
Yes exposure is one of the key parts in keeping...

Yes exposure is one of the key parts in keeping the appearance of grain low, as is development time.
The correct method of exposure places the darkest part that you wish to have detail into the toe...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 02-09-2014
Replies: 70
Views: 10,013
Posted By Photo_Smith
They are all really good, keep experimenting,...

They are all really good, keep experimenting, looking at others work and you'll soon find what you like.
The above are all very good much better than the shot in the OP–congratulations!
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-08-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,232
Posted By Photo_Smith
Glad you found the answer!

Glad you found the answer!
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-08-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,232
Posted By Photo_Smith
I'm going to suggest flare, what make is your...

I'm going to suggest flare, what make is your filter? could it be only coated on one surface?
Just my guess.
Forum: Photo Software 02-08-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 1,185
Posted By Photo_Smith
I use Bridge or contact sheet II in Photoshop;...

I use Bridge or contact sheet II in Photoshop; you might have to download the latter from Adobe, as in their wisdom it isn't included in the install.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-08-2014
Replies: 93
Views: 17,734
Posted By Photo_Smith
Sailor I like it, looks like Fuji slide film...

Sailor I like it, looks like Fuji slide film colours too...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-08-2014
Replies: 1,713
Views: 319,630
Posted By Photo_Smith
Nikon F2 50mm Nikkor ƒ2 H, Portra...

Nikon F2 50mm Nikkor ƒ2 H, Portra 400
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5549/12362092423_c39f6b6644_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/12362092423/)
Storm over sea...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-08-2014
Replies: 93
Views: 17,734
Posted By Photo_Smith
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7426/12382007304_7fa...

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7426/12382007304_7fa59686e3_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/12382007304/)
phonebox (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/12382007304/) by Photo...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 02-07-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 3,391
Posted By Photo_Smith
The dedicated scanners normally hold the film...

The dedicated scanners normally hold the film flatter and also you get an effect called ''Aliasing' read here:
http://www.photoscientia.co.uk/Grain.htm
They also have higher native PPI ratings.
A...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-06-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 3,654
Posted By Photo_Smith
From my last roll of CHS...

From my last roll of CHS 50
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5137/5500313364_fa2387a9a4_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5500313364/)
'Manhole'...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-05-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 3,654
Posted By Photo_Smith
My opinion is that it was a loss, I loved it and...

My opinion is that it was a loss, I loved it and also the stalemate R50 which was nice too.
I used my first roll in the 1980's it was a very hard film to nail down as the thin emulsion had little...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-05-2014
Replies: 400
Views: 25,214
Posted By Photo_Smith
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5098/5519092957_0618...

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5098/5519092957_06180c7159_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5519092957/)
Dunwich beach at dawn (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5519092957/) by...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-05-2014
Replies: 87
Views: 8,166
Posted By Photo_Smith
It would be if that was the entire meaning, of...

It would be if that was the entire meaning, of course that is contextual. In my dictionary it doesn't mention that sentence at all it seems to suggest a dilettante is a patron, a lover and someone...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-05-2014
Replies: 87
Views: 8,166
Posted By Photo_Smith
Yes see, just an amateur interest– nothing...

Yes see, just an amateur interest– nothing negative there:
From Wiki
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dilettante
A dilettante is a person who enjoys the arts or someone who engages in a field as an...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-05-2014
Replies: 87
Views: 8,166
Posted By Photo_Smith
Yes i did before I posted it says "a person with...

Yes i did before I posted it says

"a person with an amateur interest in the arts, without professional knowledge
ORIGIN mid 18th cent.: from Italian, ‘person loving the arts,’ from dilettare ‘to...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-05-2014
Replies: 87
Views: 8,166
Posted By Photo_Smith
Why would that make it bad? I mean doesn't it...

Why would that make it bad? I mean doesn't it just mean non professional, so the meaning in the post would be rich person who didn't need it for work?
I can't see how that would be a bad thing?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-04-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 12,565
Posted By Photo_Smith
The streaks are from bromide, a chemical released...

The streaks are from bromide, a chemical released during development which retards the development process.
They are more noticeable in the areas of higher density, normally sky etc.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-04-2014
Replies: 55
Views: 6,168
Posted By Photo_Smith
I took the following images of my friend the...

I took the following images of my friend the artist Zacron (famous for the Led Zeppelin...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-04-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,917
Posted By Photo_Smith
Agitation, a little goes a long way. Here is a...

Agitation, a little goes a long way. Here is a kodak research test with the spread of no agitation to continuous.

http://www.pbase.com/mark_antony/image/149188211.jpg

Just for those who might be...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-04-2014
Replies: 58
Views: 9,085
Posted By Photo_Smith
Hi Sanders No need to feel guilty! The M9 is a...

Hi Sanders
No need to feel guilty! The M9 is a great tool, and of course your Rolleiflex cameras won't have to be sitting still. I went the other way from using digital to a Rollei, use them both...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 02-03-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 5,106
Posted By Photo_Smith
One word:...

One word: Rolleinar

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7267/7490705846_666afef57e_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/7490705846/)
Fiona...
Forum: Off Topic 02-02-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 2,297
Posted By Photo_Smith
The accordion player one was great, some of the...

The accordion player one was great, some of the other ones were surreal plucked chickens etc. that and bad photoshop jobs-mostly funny though; in a perverse way
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-02-2014
Replies: 85
Views: 9,148
Posted By Photo_Smith
I think each one would have been slightly...

I think each one would have been slightly different, the machinery still probably meant that these were hand turned on a lathe rather than being made on a wholly automated line.
Something that...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 02-02-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 3,391
Posted By Photo_Smith
It looks like you have quite a 'meaty' exposure...

It looks like you have quite a 'meaty' exposure what I expect to be shadows look quite detailed and open the highlights a little hot.
D3200 has a wide tonal range and at its nominal ISO rating (1000)...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-01-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 4,505
Posted By Photo_Smith
I would stay away from the Lubitels, I bought one...

I would stay away from the Lubitels, I bought one in the 1980's for £15 and on reflection I was robbed, cheaply made plastic camera's with 3 element lenses are fine for £10-20 for fun; £70 would be...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-01-2014
Replies: 85
Views: 9,148
Posted By Photo_Smith
Vince that is a lovely table. I thought all...

Vince that is a lovely table. I thought all handmade things were manufactured? The tools and the raw materials aren't what makes an object 'handmade' just that it is fashioned by human hand IMO.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-31-2014
Replies: 64
Views: 7,172
Posted By Photo_Smith
I'd like to touch on the above environmental...

I'd like to touch on the above environmental concerns.

In the very near past laboratories were (at least in Europe) responsible for making sure all chemicals used during the processing of film and...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-31-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 3,535
Posted By Photo_Smith
Thanks. It was taken on a Pentax 6x7 with 150mm...

Thanks.
It was taken on a Pentax 6x7 with 150mm lens, from memory that is a scan, although I normally print on warmtone Foma paper.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-31-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 3,535
Posted By Photo_Smith
Yes, the result often being in the skill and...

Yes, the result often being in the skill and execution,. It is true their are better combinations per se, but you'll be hard pressed to find a smoother more refined look for any 400 class film in...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-31-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 3,535
Posted By Photo_Smith
Medium format TMax 400 in Rodinal...

Medium format TMax 400 in Rodinal 1:50

http://www.pbase.com/mark_antony/image/92264555.jpg

Possibly not the best combo, but works well enough.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 01-31-2014
Replies: 64
Views: 4,490
Posted By Photo_Smith
I did a 1930's Zeiss Ikon...

I did a 1930's Zeiss Ikon too:

http://www.pbase.com/mark_antony/image/154310919.jpg

I basically just pop the logo into illustrator make an .eps and send the file to streetshirts.co.uk
They cost...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 01-31-2014
Replies: 64
Views: 4,490
Posted By Photo_Smith
Normally my T's are plain without any corporate...

Normally my T's are plain without any corporate logo or slogan.
But in some cases I put old company logo's in Illustrator and make my own:

http://www.pbase.com/mark_antony/image/154310837.jpg

The...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 01-31-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 1,391
Posted By Photo_Smith
It is easier to import your own lighting into a...

It is easier to import your own lighting into a building, filtering for different sources is just impractical. Some energy saving light sources have strange peaks that mean similar coloured materials...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-31-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 3,535
Posted By Photo_Smith
Actually they used to suggest it, in fact I was...

Actually they used to suggest it, in fact I was told by someone years ago that the method their lab used was to clip the films on a hanger in the weak developer and leave them to 'develop to...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 01-31-2014
Replies: 85
Views: 9,148
Posted By Photo_Smith
Who wants to be safe :) Give me some danger-I...

Who wants to be safe :) Give me some danger-I wanna be out there!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-30-2014
Replies: 46
Views: 4,160
Posted By Photo_Smith
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5091/5501939861_a999...

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5091/5501939861_a999bcf950_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5501939861/)
Lost communication (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5501939861/) by...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-30-2014
Replies: 121
Views: 7,761
Posted By Photo_Smith
There would be an obvious difference- at lest I...

There would be an obvious difference- at lest I think so. If I lose something and it hasn't a mark on it to prove ownership then I'd be out of luck.

i think there's a huge difference between...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-30-2014
Replies: 121
Views: 7,761
Posted By Photo_Smith
Yes, insert loosely misquoted 'all property is...

Yes, insert loosely misquoted 'all property is theft' quote here. :)
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 01-30-2014
Replies: 85
Views: 9,148
Posted By Photo_Smith
In that case it would be a handmade chair...

In that case it would be a handmade chair assembled from parts? i can't understand how that could confuse someone?



I can't see what that has to do with the discussion.


If you made the bread by...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-30-2014
Replies: 121
Views: 7,761
Posted By Photo_Smith
It is wrong, but if I leave my car door unlocked...

It is wrong, but if I leave my car door unlocked and leave my sunnies on the dashboard is it Ok to just take them?
It was easy to take them and times are bad–do these thing make it OK?

It may be a...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 01-30-2014
Replies: 85
Views: 9,148
Posted By Photo_Smith
Its about layers of abstraction if you use the...

Its about layers of abstraction if you use the machinery in your hand like a sewing machine then it is still hand made as your hand is directing the machine. So your handmade boots are still handmade...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 01-30-2014
Replies: 85
Views: 9,148
Posted By Photo_Smith
I'm not sure handmade is better or higher...

I'm not sure handmade is better or higher quality; those wouldn't necessarily be why I choose handmade goods.
I think the reason to have handmade is often they are unique, all very slightly different...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 01-29-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 3,167
Posted By Photo_Smith
People photographs that aren't sad, or that show...

People photographs that aren't sad, or that show joy.
Try David Bailey, sometimes visually challenging not sad.
Or Brassai, pictures of Paris.
Bill Brandt Nudes and some images of British...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 01-29-2014
Replies: 49
Views: 3,571
Posted By Photo_Smith
Good straight forward advice, I didn't really...

Good straight forward advice, I didn't really disagree with any of it; but I especially liked the advice of thinning down the number of images over time-showing the best ones only to others.

"The...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-29-2014
Replies: 53
Views: 7,902
Posted By Photo_Smith
It would be difficult to surmise over the...

It would be difficult to surmise over the internet what went wrong with your Rodinal, or indeed if the lack of density was due to low developer activity or contamination lowering the p.h.
Normally...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-28-2014
Replies: 53
Views: 7,902
Posted By Photo_Smith
I'm keeping a 2006 bottle and every so often I do...

I'm keeping a 2006 bottle and every so often I do a test, process half in new and half in the old. I read the patches on the densitometer.

No difference as yet. Although for anything of worth I use...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 01-27-2014
Replies: 175
Views: 37,434
Posted By Photo_Smith
By that you mean the OP? That him hitting the...

By that you mean the OP? That him hitting the photographer could be seen as reasonable force-because of his 'fears for his family' –somehow I don't think so.
Someone looks at you strangely in a bar,...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 01-27-2014
Replies: 175
Views: 37,434
Posted By Photo_Smith
Same thing happened to me just before taking a...

Same thing happened to me just before taking a picture of some street art I metered the subject with my Minolta spotmeter, a very aggressive guy who was passing (I didn't notice him) threatened to...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 01-27-2014
Replies: 175
Views: 37,434
Posted By Photo_Smith
I'm not sure if this guy is a creep. Creepy sots...

I'm not sure if this guy is a creep.
Creepy sots of lovers and streetworkers (http://www.atgetphotography.com/The-Photographers/BRASSAI.html)

I wish I could have done what he does-possibly I'm...
Forum: Film vs Digital 01-26-2014
Replies: 496
Views: 48,838
Posted By Photo_Smith
Low ISO film generally has less DR than faster, I...

Low ISO film generally has less DR than faster, I don't think that DR is related to film format size. Most colour neg will have at lest 10 possibly 13. kodak tell me Portra 400 can give around...
Forum: Film vs Digital 01-26-2014
Replies: 496
Views: 48,838
Posted By Photo_Smith
I refer you to the three previous posts answers,...

I refer you to the three previous posts answers, i put those in a language that was very simple straight forward and concise.

If you can't bother to read my posts, respond to things I never...
Forum: Film vs Digital 01-26-2014
Replies: 496
Views: 48,838
Posted By Photo_Smith
No. :bang: I said some people place a higher...

No. :bang:

I said some people place a higher value on something handmade. Not that it has any more value or is any way superior.
Forum: Film vs Digital 01-26-2014
Replies: 496
Views: 48,838
Posted By Photo_Smith
OMG. You're not reading anything i write are...

OMG. You're not reading anything i write are you?
I'm out of here, no use arguing.
Forum: Film vs Digital 01-26-2014
Replies: 496
Views: 48,838
Posted By Photo_Smith
I said I didn't mean one media is superior. Now...

I said I didn't mean one media is superior.
Now if I say that I mean that-really!!

If you're saying I don't mean what I say I'll just re-iterate that S-L-O-W-L-Y.

In no way to I mean to suggest...
Forum: Film vs Digital 01-26-2014
Replies: 496
Views: 48,838
Posted By Photo_Smith
No you're confused. I simply stated that artisan...

No you're confused.
I simply stated that artisan means hand made and that some people think things that are made by hand have extra value.
Do you think a hand made bespoke suit has more value than...
Forum: Film vs Digital 01-26-2014
Replies: 496
Views: 48,838
Posted By Photo_Smith
Well if I say that I refute your suggestion that...

Well if I say that I refute your suggestion that I think one is superior then surely you can see i don't think that?
There is nothing to win!
Your example quoted text clearly states I don't think one...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 01-26-2014
Replies: 49
Views: 5,969
Posted By Photo_Smith
I didn't really like them, they seemed a little...

I didn't really like them, they seemed a little 'twee' to my eye. Well done though, but they don't float my boat.
I'm not sure about being 'great art'
Forum: Film vs Digital 01-26-2014
Replies: 496
Views: 48,838
Posted By Photo_Smith
I fear you haven't even grasped my position, I'm...

I fear you haven't even grasped my position, I'm not making an 'argument' just stating that using computer controlled machines precludes you from being an artisan.
Or are you still claiming one can...
Forum: Film vs Digital 01-26-2014
Replies: 496
Views: 48,838
Posted By Photo_Smith
You need to dig them up because no where in this...

You need to dig them up because no where in this quote do I say that one is superior.
Read it again:

I don't think there is any suggestion it is any less valid, hand crafted products will always be...
Forum: Film vs Digital 01-25-2014
Replies: 496
Views: 48,838
Posted By Photo_Smith
No. I don't think anyone has made that argument. ...

No. I don't think anyone has made that argument. What I stated is artisans make things by hand so something made by a PC or machine isn't handmade.

I think others have interpreted that as they...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-25-2014
Replies: 147
Views: 51,439
Posted By Photo_Smith
I like the Elmar, I have had both the 3,5 and 2,8...

I like the Elmar, I have had both the 3,5 and 2,8 versions.
From the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-25-2014
Replies: 52
Views: 9,124
Posted By Photo_Smith
The stabilizer does what it says on the tin; it...

The stabilizer does what it says on the tin; it makes the developed emulsion stable so it preserves the dye clouds in your film.
It also has a fungal inhibitor and a surfactant to give the film a...
Forum: Film vs Digital 01-25-2014
Replies: 496
Views: 48,838
Posted By Photo_Smith
It's instant; the polaroid is the final product,...

It's instant; the polaroid is the final product, like slide film. It certainly isn't hand made.(although slides can be hand processed)
I think people are confusing the point here,...
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