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Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Days Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 481
Posted By Larry Cloetta
There is an adjustment described the manual to...

There is an adjustment described the manual to set up the meter so it sits perfectly parallel with the top of the camera body, without touching it. It will stay here, so they only scratch the camera...
Forum: Photography General Interest 5 Days Ago
Replies: 111
Views: 3,400
Posted By Larry Cloetta
The people behind the Hasselblad Lunar have been...

The people behind the Hasselblad Lunar have been long gone for a long time. This is very cool, can’t afford one. Yet.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 481
Posted By Larry Cloetta
No Service=Quality Light Metric can service them...

No Service=Quality Light Metric can service them without issue.

No Parts= Chances that this will need a "part" is slim to none. It's not the kind of thing which undergoes mechanical wear and thus...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 11,985
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Yes, in this case. That lens is soft wide open,...

Yes, in this case. That lens is soft wide open, but not that soft, and that look is not an inherent characteristic of UN-54, which is imo, a very nice general purpose film.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 1 Week Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,078
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Great comparison, Shawn, thanks for posting this....

Great comparison, Shawn, thanks for posting this. Yes, Even though the differences are in reality fairly subtle, I am one of those who generally prefers looking at the results from the film body. And...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 481
Posted By Larry Cloetta
BTW, moving from El Paso to Alaska, you are going...

BTW, moving from El Paso to Alaska, you are going to need some new clothes.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 481
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Plenty accurate for any film use outside of...

Plenty accurate for any film use outside of someone wanting to be within a third stop for transparencies. Day to day, I haven’t found mine to be any less on the money than the meter in the M5, or my...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 111
Views: 3,400
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Dave’s a good guy.

Dave’s a good guy.
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 111
Views: 3,400
Posted By Larry Cloetta
A newly manufactured film camera of any kind,...

A newly manufactured film camera of any kind, made by anybody, would be hard to believe, but a digital panoramic body would seem even less likely, as stitching would seem to already have all those...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 1 Week Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 677
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Oh, for the days of real entrepreneurs who...

Oh, for the days of real entrepreneurs who mortgaged their homes to finance their own company, to realize their dream of making widgets of their own design.

Having backed several Kickstarter...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 108
Views: 2,556
Posted By Larry Cloetta
I’d agree with Ian/Takkun, but that’s just me....

I’d agree with Ian/Takkun, but that’s just me. It’s an odd topic, the reasons given for taping and the reasons given for not taping seem to me dictated more by how people view themselves and how they...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 61
Views: 2,665
Posted By Larry Cloetta
^^^^Good one.

^^^^Good one.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 61
Views: 2,665
Posted By Larry Cloetta
That's a consideration, but there is no guarantee...

That's a consideration, but there is no guarantee than the new one will be better than the old one. It could be like "New Coke" for all we know at this point. I am not saying that it will be, by any...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 61
Views: 2,665
Posted By Larry Cloetta
They’ll be back. It’s just going to take them a...

They’ll be back. It’s just going to take them a while to come up with an imaginative and negative way to spin this. Concocting a whole different set of “insider information” takes time.

Great news....
Forum: Photo Software 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 59
Views: 1,743
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Corran, I appreciate the answer. We probably...

Corran,

I appreciate the answer. We probably disagree whether any of that is important in the overall scheme of things, or significantly different from the potential aggravating issues inherent with...
Forum: Photo Software 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 59
Views: 1,743
Posted By Larry Cloetta
It wasn’t pointless, but it was a mental...

It wasn’t pointless, but it was a mental exercise.
But, I’m glad to encounter people who know what they want to do, and do it, regardless.

Meantime, Could you post a list of those “other...
Forum: Photo Software 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 59
Views: 1,743
Posted By Larry Cloetta
What about what everyone spent on dinner last...

What about what everyone spent on dinner last night? That meal was just “rented”.

If it cost $1 a year to “rent”, and the standalone perpetual license version cost $300, would you still be buying...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 44
Views: 1,284
Posted By Larry Cloetta
I have had a 35mm Rondinax for years, but it...

I have had a 35mm Rondinax for years, but it leaks, so ordered one of these at the beginning with the original Kickstarter plan. The 120/135 convertibility is interesting, I will be curious to see if...
Forum: Jim Lager - Leica Historian 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 842
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Dralowid, fascinating story. Regarding one line...

Dralowid, fascinating story.

Regarding one line from the Ludewig quotation, “may affect her reputation as a great visual artist as it appears to suggest doubtful motives.“

Conjecture as we might...
Forum: Jim Lager - Leica Historian 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 842
Posted By Larry Cloetta
As she was a professional photographer and film...

As she was a professional photographer and film maker, it’s highly likely she would have owned more than one camera in her hundred and one year life. Photographers frequently own more than one camera...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 439
Posted By Larry Cloetta
2019 to date, Toyota Corolla takes top spot in...

2019 to date, Toyota Corolla takes top spot in world car sales, Ford F-series truck is now in number two spot. The Geely Boyou holds down the #70 spot, and Porsche is somewhere outside the top 100 in...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 74
Views: 3,107
Posted By Larry Cloetta
https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-2MFMSd6/0/f7e5...

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-2MFMSd6/0/f7e52977/X2/i-2MFMSd6-X2.jpg (https://cloetta.smugmug.com/Forum-photos/n-q8zp7N/i-2MFMSd6/A)
Hospital waiting room, with a Barnack.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 272
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Information on the specs for the stock Hexar RF...

Information on the specs for the stock Hexar RF viewfinder diopter were always somewhat hard to find for me, it certainly is not in the manual. I rummaged around on the pile of notes on my desk and...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 350
Views: 35,938
Posted By Larry Cloetta
https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-6NmC3Wr/0/89d8...

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-6NmC3Wr/0/89d8872e/X2/i-6NmC3Wr-X2.jpg (https://cloetta.smugmug.com/Forum-photos/n-q8zp7N/i-6NmC3Wr/A)
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 272
Posted By Larry Cloetta
The diopters don’t come up for sale very often,...

The diopters don’t come up for sale very often, but there are two on ebay right...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 272
Posted By Larry Cloetta
I could be wrong, but as I remember that isn’t...

I could be wrong, but as I remember that isn’t just a plain piece of glass in there, in the Hexas RF, pretty sure it is a lens, part of the optical formula for the viewfinder, which is why it is...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 350
Views: 35,938
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Keep it up. These images highlight exactly why...

Keep it up. These images highlight exactly why shallow depth of field, and management of the out of focus areas are not a “fad”, no matter what anyone here occasionally says. Everything has its uses....
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 350
Views: 35,938
Posted By Larry Cloetta
^^^^^Almost Monet-like, Andreas. So much nice...

^^^^^Almost Monet-like, Andreas. So much nice work in this thread recently. Springtime.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 267
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Cleaning a beam splitter in your rangefinder

https://petapixel.com/2019/05/25/how-to-clean-and-mod-the-beam-splitter-in-a-rangefinder-camera/

Anyone with the courage, please try this and let us know how it comes out.
Then the rest of us can...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 414
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Ian, There is a lot of information on the...

Ian,

There is a lot of information on the relative merits of Contax lenses scattered on the web, but this thread over at Fred Miranda is a reasonable place to start, as it will lead to other...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 350
Views: 35,938
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Nice, Keith. (Also, an example of a more than...

Nice, Keith. (Also, an example of a more than worthwhile photographic result that can’t be obtained with a modern, up to the minute, lens design. Unless I miss my guess.)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 414
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Nice write up, thanks. Nippon Photo Clinic in NYC...

Nice write up, thanks. Nippon Photo Clinic in NYC can handle most Contax repairs these days, and do them reliably, though it will likely cost more than another RTS body on eBay would, though...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 787
Posted By Larry Cloetta
There are several threads here relating to this,...

There are several threads here relating to this, here is even a sticky on how to load a bottom loader, which will give lengthy answers to the question of “why” to trim the leader, or even advice...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 235
Views: 5,742
Posted By Larry Cloetta
I guess I showed up uninvited to the pity...

I guess I showed up uninvited to the pity party.

I have looked at the thread from its inception, and posted something about the previous area of conversation early on. There were longstanding...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 235
Views: 5,742
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Geez, everybody, they’re working on it. Am...

Geez, everybody, they’re working on it. Am reminded of those parties of 8 that sit down at a restaurant table that hasn't been bussed yet from the prior diners and are perplexed and outraged that the...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2,124
Views: 587,710
Posted By Larry Cloetta
https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-4ZzMt5x/0/3ea5...

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-4ZzMt5x/0/3ea59526/L/i-4ZzMt5x-L.jpg (https://cloetta.smugmug.com/Forum-photos/n-q8zp7N/i-4ZzMt5x/A)

IIIa with 35mm Summicron ASPH, IIIg with Elmar 50/3.5, IIIg...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7,403
Views: 3,771,415
Posted By Larry Cloetta
It manages to be excessive and “just right” at...

It manages to be excessive and “just right” at the same time:)
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 235
Views: 5,742
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Working for me now. Looks good.

Working for me now. Looks good.
Forum: RFF News 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 664
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Nice. Thanks, Stephen. Although I clicked on...

Nice. Thanks, Stephen.

Although I clicked on the thread because I was interested in hearing about the Pany Nikon Foca, which I thought was going to be the one camera I had never heard about, or...
Forum: Photo Software 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 338
Posted By Larry Cloetta
In Photoshop, go to File>Export>Save for Web. In...

In Photoshop, go to File>Export>Save for Web. In the popup menu select jpeg, then at the bottom of the popup menu you can select the pixel dimensions you want. At the top right of the menu you can...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7,403
Views: 3,771,415
Posted By Larry Cloetta
https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-KkGPvNz/0/3441...

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-KkGPvNz/0/3441a5bc/XL/i-KkGPvNz-XL.jpg (https://cloetta.smugmug.com/Forum-photos/n-q8zp7N/i-KkGPvNz/A)
Kanto repaint DS
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-19-2019
Replies: 93
Views: 2,629
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Men here are already getting emotional. So there!

Men here are already getting emotional. So there!
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-19-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 714
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Phil, After having read his blog discursions and...

Phil,

After having read his blog discursions and his lens analyses on and off for three or four years now, and having found them to be educational and occasionally thought provoking, and almost...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-18-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 310
Posted By Larry Cloetta
If you are thinking about getting into B&W...

If you are thinking about getting into B&W yourself, I would recommend hanging onto at least the Panatomic X, and not selling it unless you really need the money. Of the films you have there, the Pan...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-17-2019
Replies: 123
Views: 2,740
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Times have changed for photographers. They are...

Times have changed for photographers. They are not going to unchange, though this is neither good or bad, it’s just going to be different in some ways, going forward.
Phones are perfectly good for,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-16-2019
Replies: 123
Views: 2,740
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Interesting and appropriate allusion to Robert...

Interesting and appropriate allusion to Robert Pirsig. That about sums it up, re: qualities of cameras, quality of life.

Anyway, nice one, Huss.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-15-2019
Replies: 123
Views: 2,740
Posted By Larry Cloetta
“I Second That Emotion” Smokey Robinson

“I Second That Emotion” Smokey Robinson
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-09-2019
Replies: 491
Views: 36,116
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Nice shot, regardless of how it was digitized.

Nice shot, regardless of how it was digitized.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-05-2019
Replies: 350
Views: 35,938
Posted By Larry Cloetta
https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-7NMW7JQ/0/dc97...

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-7NMW7JQ/0/dc978722/X2/i-7NMW7JQ-X2.jpg (https://cloetta.smugmug.com/Forum-photos/n-q8zp7N/i-7NMW7JQ/A)
Yashica D Fomapan 400 in XTOL
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-04-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 289
Posted By Larry Cloetta
That’s what I've been saying for the past two...

That’s what I've been saying for the past two years, Ko-fe as well. Maybe more people will listen to you:)
The proviso is, get an early one, or, better yet, a Pre-production one (I forget how these...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 05-02-2019
Replies: 1
Views: 565
Posted By Larry Cloetta
That’s definitely impressive. But, at $8,000...

That’s definitely impressive. But, at $8,000 might it be the answer to a question no one was asking, even people with an extra $8,000? Got to admire the chutzpah though. Nicely realized.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-02-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 805
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Variety, I think that's what they call this. ...

Variety, I think that's what they call this. aka The Spice of Life.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-02-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 805
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Everyone gets to pick their own likes and...

Everyone gets to pick their own likes and dislikes as regards to stylistic approaches. The fact that something strikes a given individual as unpleasant is enough reason in itself to choose to exclude...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-01-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 834
Posted By Larry Cloetta
It’s “a hunk, a hunk of burnin’ love.”

It’s “a hunk, a hunk of burnin’ love.”
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-30-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 834
Posted By Larry Cloetta
I don’t intend to get into a live fire exercise...

I don’t intend to get into a live fire exercise here, just because I agreed with Huss about these being “the best SLRs I’ve ever used”. As I was at pains to point out, I agreed with that...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 04-30-2019
Replies: 386
Views: 153,737
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Pretty sure those gloves are too nice, especially...

Pretty sure those gloves are too nice, especially for a Tech Sergeant. Always enjoy your photos, though, as well as the others here.
Forum: Photo Software 04-30-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 296
Posted By Larry Cloetta
You can do it with Smugmug, as well.

You can do it with Smugmug, as well.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-30-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 834
Posted By Larry Cloetta
I'd have to personally agree with that, and I...

I'd have to personally agree with that, and I have owned all those others as well, minus the F3Ltd.
I should use them more, but it's just too easy.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-30-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 955
Posted By Larry Cloetta
No, but I do buy LHSA raffle tickets every year...

No, but I do buy LHSA raffle tickets every year for limited edition this and thats. That probably doesn’t count.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-29-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 834
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Sure. Kinda sorta. Hoping you didn’t overpay. On...

Sure. Kinda sorta. Hoping you didn’t overpay. On the other hand, Ive never used one, so maybe it’s a sleeper.
Forum: Large Format Film RF 04-29-2019
Replies: 386
Views: 153,737
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Thank you, very much. Larry

Thank you, very much.

Larry
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-29-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 834
Posted By Larry Cloetta
I'm betting on tequila, or maybe Southern...

I'm betting on tequila, or maybe Southern Comfort. It’s been a long time since I was that drunk.
That 212k looked like a red dot , I guess.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-28-2019
Replies: 364
Views: 45,721
Posted By Larry Cloetta
https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-c6jqFb6/0/8920...

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-c6jqFb6/0/89201e52/X2/i-c6jqFb6-X2.jpg (https://cloetta.smugmug.com/Forum-photos/n-q8zp7N/i-c6jqFb6/A)
Hasselblad 80mm Fomapan 400 in XTOL
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-28-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 714
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Erwin Puts New Book

http://photo.imx.nl//blog/files/ae84be594f84113783b9b7b4646c9f0b-131.html

Posting this in case someone here might be interested, though I realize that might be a very limited audience.
Reading the...
Forum: Optics Theory - 04-25-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 880
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Interesting, thanks, though there are many...

Interesting, thanks, though there are many “bokeh” lenses that aren’t there:) I’d imagine a complete accounting would be close to impossible. Good effort though.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 04-25-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 2,150
Posted By Larry Cloetta
^^^^That’s a shame. Not sure what I can offer...

^^^^That’s a shame. Not sure what I can offer outside of the following bits. I have had Mark Hansen do a couple, or three, of cameras for me over the years, but I have gotten the impression, perhaps...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 04-25-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,215
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Smaller, lighter, cheaper are the advantages of...

Smaller, lighter, cheaper are the advantages of slower lenses, and modern sensors have made them more useful in a wider range of settings than ever before.
However......With any sensor, even the most...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-23-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,774
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Counting the minutes until some 49 year old pipes...

Counting the minutes until some 49 year old pipes up about how much better things are now, because he read some articles and a book which convinced him of that. That seems to be an unshakeable belief...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 04-23-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,552
Posted By Larry Cloetta
I do use the lenses designed for the camera. I...

I do use the lenses designed for the camera. I also use adapted lenses, lots of them. None of them will, or can, yield the same photo. People use adapted lenses for the same reason people keep more...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 04-23-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,552
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Okay, I'm old and I don't use/won't use Auto ISO,...

Okay, I'm old and I don't use/won't use Auto ISO, because I don't like to lose control over what I am doing by delegating it to an electronic brain which has no idea what I am trying to accomplish...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 04-23-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,552
Posted By Larry Cloetta
There is no practical difference. Zero. I use...

There is no practical difference. Zero. I use Ai-s lenses on a Z7 all the time. If someone could tell me why the resulting photos are compromised because the aperture setting isn't cluttering up the...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-22-2019
Replies: 1,577
Views: 276,178
Posted By Larry Cloetta
^^^^Michael, I suspect that would have been quite...

^^^^Michael, I suspect that would have been quite the imposing behemoth in England back in the day. Perhaps even more so, now.
I love road hugging weight:)
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-22-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 439
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Paolo, There is an easy, long term fix for the...

Paolo,

There is an easy, long term fix for the mirror slip issue, which is a known problem with these cameras. You just didn’t find the right internet solution, but it is out there.
If your mirror...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 04-21-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,552
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Would enjoy seeing some samples from the 14-30 if...

Would enjoy seeing some samples from the 14-30 if you already have it in hand.
Forum: Nikon RF 04-20-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,720
Posted By Larry Cloetta
I have owned and used S2, S3, S3 reissue, and SP...

I have owned and used S2, S3, S3 reissue, and SP fairly extensively, and the above is exactly what I would recommend to someone in your position. S2 nicer than the S3, and S3 reissue, for reasons...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-20-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 2,049
Posted By Larry Cloetta
China is a known quantity, but it’s a known...

China is a known quantity, but it’s a known quantity only outside China. The Guardian article lists a partial roster of Western companies who have not hesitated to be complicit with the Chinese...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-19-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 2,049
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Keith, I’m just “in a mood.” Larry And the new...

Keith,

I’m just “in a mood.”

Larry

And the new “social credit scores” definitely are Orwellian, maybe even Orwell turned up a notch.
Anyway, at this point I am not sure if Leica originally thought...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-19-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 2,049
Posted By Larry Cloetta
If this helps end the confusion about the links...

If this helps end the confusion about the links just go over to ***********.com, and follow,the article at the top of the page.

In that article there is a link to the South China Morning Press...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-16-2019
Replies: 94
Views: 2,799
Posted By Larry Cloetta
What I "was seeing" was the "it's just a...

What I "was seeing" was the "it's just a building" comments. I'm not denigrating that, I just don't understand it, even though I understand 'sic transit gloria mundi' perfectly well. That is the...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-16-2019
Replies: 94
Views: 2,799
Posted By Larry Cloetta
I am honestly sorry to have offended anyone...

I am honestly sorry to have offended anyone personally, that was not my intention, even if the wording could have been interpreted that way. I am sorry for using the word "philistinism", it is a word...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-16-2019
Replies: 94
Views: 2,799
Posted By Larry Cloetta
All the facile happy talk about the cathedral...

All the facile happy talk about the cathedral being “rebuilt” is going to seem a bit tone deaf to most of the people who have ever spent a significant amount of time inside Notre Dame, humbled by the...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-15-2019
Replies: 94
Views: 2,799
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Thanks for posting this. Beautiful.

Thanks for posting this. Beautiful.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-15-2019
Replies: 94
Views: 2,799
Posted By Larry Cloetta
That’s easier said than done. In this case,...

That’s easier said than done. In this case, vastly easier.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-15-2019
Replies: 1,501
Views: 194,048
Posted By Larry Cloetta
https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-S6KzJcf/0/3e81...

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-S6KzJcf/0/3e81216e/XL/i-S6KzJcf-XL.jpg (https://cloetta.smugmug.com/Forum-photos/n-q8zp7N/i-S6KzJcf/A)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-15-2019
Replies: 496
Views: 12,165
Posted By Larry Cloetta
https://photos.smugmug.com/WNikkor-C-35cm-f18/i-QM...

https://photos.smugmug.com/WNikkor-C-35cm-f18/i-QMDj5NV/0/674fed6d/X2/1%20Nikkor%2035-1.8%20%401.8%20-X2.jpg (https://cloetta.smugmug.com/WNikkor-C-35cm-f18/i-QMDj5NV/A)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-14-2019
Replies: 496
Views: 12,165
Posted By Larry Cloetta
https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-8GRdkC9/0/11dc...

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-8GRdkC9/0/11dc2ae3/XL/i-8GRdkC9-XL.jpg (https://cloetta.smugmug.com/Forum-photos/n-q8zp7N/i-8GRdkC9/A)
Contax G Planar 45 Ferrania P30 @80 in D76
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-14-2019
Replies: 496
Views: 12,165
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Thanks, Bob. Understood and appreciated.

Thanks, Bob. Understood and appreciated.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-14-2019
Replies: 496
Views: 12,165
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Although I remain unconvinced that a portrait can...

Although I remain unconvinced that a portrait can be any picture which contains a human figure, I have enjoyed the posts in this thread, and thank the respondents.
Admittedly, my opinion is worth no...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-14-2019
Replies: 172
Views: 5,480
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Will this dead horse never get a moment’s rest?

Will this dead horse never get a moment’s rest?
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-14-2019
Replies: 496
Views: 12,165
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Nice composition, nicely framed.

Nice composition, nicely framed.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 04-13-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 406
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Nothing succeeds like excess. Glad there are...

Nothing succeeds like excess. Glad there are still some crazies out there having fun.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-13-2019
Replies: 496
Views: 12,165
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Thank you, Helen.

Thank you, Helen.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-13-2019
Replies: 496
Views: 12,165
Posted By Larry Cloetta
https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-tTFkBZ5/0/8c94...

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-tTFkBZ5/0/8c943971/X2/i-tTFkBZ5-X2.jpg (https://cloetta.smugmug.com/Forum-photos/n-q8zp7N/i-tTFkBZ5/A)

I did not shoot this, it’s a scan made yesterday of a print...
Forum: Digital Compacts 04-04-2019
Replies: 125
Views: 4,219
Posted By Larry Cloetta
"So where is it? Is it...

"So where is it? Is it vaporware?"

https://www.dpreview.com/interviews/3766851163/cp-2019-zeiss-interview-lets-do-something-new
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-04-2019
Replies: 518
Views: 93,378
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Thanks. Wasn’t sure where to post it, dogs,...

Thanks. Wasn’t sure where to post it, dogs, daughters, or portraits:)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-04-2019
Replies: 518
Views: 93,378
Posted By Larry Cloetta
https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-hvZgpWr/0/2a61...

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-hvZgpWr/0/2a618697/XL/i-hvZgpWr-XL.jpg (https://cloetta.smugmug.com/Forum-photos/n-q8zp7N/i-hvZgpWr/A)
Forum: Optics Theory - 04-03-2019
Replies: 57
Views: 2,463
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Thanks. Again.

Thanks. Again.
Forum: Optics Theory - 04-03-2019
Replies: 57
Views: 2,463
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Marty, Are there any lenses with aspheric...

Marty,

Are there any lenses with aspheric elements which don’t exhibit onion ring out of focus highlights, that you know of?

I always thought it was just due to the asph, somehow, so I learned...
Forum: Optics Theory - 04-03-2019
Replies: 57
Views: 2,463
Posted By Larry Cloetta
I understand all the responses, yet experience...

I understand all the responses, yet experience has meant this is still the first thing that I think of when I see “aspheric elements” mentioned in a lens design. For me, it means bottom of the 9th,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-03-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 541
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Thanks for posting. This interview covered...

Thanks for posting. This interview covered different information from his presentation which was posted a week or so ago. Interesting info on CHS II and SCALA and the EU regulatory regime and its...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-01-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 389
Posted By Larry Cloetta
https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-CXRx2Rb/0/6b00...

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-CXRx2Rb/0/6b00d2e1/XL/i-CXRx2Rb-XL.jpg (https://cloetta.smugmug.com/Forum-photos/n-q8zp7N/i-CXRx2Rb/A)
Contax 35/1.4 RTSIII Tri-X in DDX
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-01-2019
Replies: 119
Views: 2,010
Posted By Larry Cloetta
I haven’t played, because I was positive that...

I haven’t played, because I was positive that there were absolutely no permutations of cameras which would do anything more for me than what I already have.
Until I saw this post^^^^.

So, okay, even...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 04-01-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1,439
Posted By Larry Cloetta
That mirrors my impressions. I have thought about...

That mirrors my impressions. I have thought about buying this lens, on and off, almost since it was introduced, because it “tests well”. Every time it comes back on my radar, I spend a few hours...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-30-2019
Replies: 85
Views: 2,232
Posted By Larry Cloetta
That’s the complete answer explaining all of...

That’s the complete answer explaining all of this, right there. Malls as an original, innovative and, in some ways, Disneyland-like concept, had no such rules.
They were different times.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-30-2019
Replies: 85
Views: 2,232
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Hi Robert, Generally, the current crop of rules...

Hi Robert,

Generally, the current crop of rules don’t allow for any kind of photography, whether cell phone camera or dedicated camera. As noted before, security forces are more likely to go after...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-29-2019
Replies: 917
Views: 222,783
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Yeah, that’s nice. I don’t know how much of that...

Yeah, that’s nice. I don’t know how much of that was massaged (well) digitally after the scan, and how much was exactly in the negative as shot, but that is seriously nice use of light in the service...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-28-2019
Replies: 85
Views: 2,232
Posted By Larry Cloetta
People seem to have become frighteningly...

People seem to have become frighteningly comfortable with being pushed around.
As many here have noted, you would be able to get away with taking photos with a phone in any mall in the country, all...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-27-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 910
Posted By Larry Cloetta
So it is. Good for you, enjoy, it’s a keeper.

So it is. Good for you, enjoy, it’s a keeper.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-26-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 910
Posted By Larry Cloetta
I thought those two were like chalk and cheese,...

I thought those two were like chalk and cheese, but maybe my 3.5 was the proverbial bad copy.

But for a one lens setup, cost effective, I’d still go with a 3 cam 50 Summicron anyway.

Signed,

The...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-26-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 910
Posted By Larry Cloetta
A 3 cam 90 Summicron-R would be my choice for...

A 3 cam 90 Summicron-R would be my choice for the most cost effective 2 lens setup for an R body, if the first lens was the 50. Color signature and rendering style on these two is very similar, and...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-26-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 910
Posted By Larry Cloetta
I have owned everything mentioned so far. Don’t...

I have owned everything mentioned so far. Don’t bother with the 35-70 f/3.5. The 35-70 f/4, on the other hand is superb, and a bargain at the going prices. At 35mm it is better than the 35 Cron-R,...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-23-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 878
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Only keep one 50? Oh, dear. Hard for me to...

Only keep one 50? Oh, dear.

Hard for me to imagine anything more dreary than going through life as a pragmatist.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-22-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,262
Posted By Larry Cloetta
The screen name of the guy who posted this is “mr...

The screen name of the guy who posted this is “mr doodle”. That might explain it.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-22-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 878
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Only keeping one, keep the Zeiss Planar 50,...

Only keeping one, keep the Zeiss Planar 50, because it’s the best all rounder.
Keeping two, keep the Zeiss Planar 50, and the Leica Elmar 50, as they are the most different, yet could both be...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-22-2019
Replies: 91
Views: 2,537
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Giganova, Digital and film photography are two...

Giganova,

Digital and film photography are two distinct disciplines which overlap slightly in the area of composition, and not much else. As long as it took you to get where you wanted to be with...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-21-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 277
Posted By Larry Cloetta
That’s good. And so true. Thanks for the link.

That’s good. And so true. Thanks for the link.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-19-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,475
Posted By Larry Cloetta
ADOX presentation on the current state of film manufacture

ADOX rep at Finnish film fair in Helsinki March 15, 2019. Interesting presentation on the current state of the film production industry, which doesn’t sugar coat the challenges. Some information...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-18-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 331
Posted By Larry Cloetta
At 6:15 or so, guy loads a Barnack in about 6...

At 6:15 or so, guy loads a Barnack in about 6 seconds. Seems they have been doing marketing hyperbole for a long time.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-18-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 331
Posted By Larry Cloetta
I give up, what’s the hairy looking thing at 14...

I give up, what’s the hairy looking thing at 14 seconds in?
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-18-2019
Replies: 73
Views: 1,792
Posted By Larry Cloetta
“Nowadays people know the price of everything and...

“Nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing.”

― Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

Our discussions once again prove that human nature never changes.


And, FWIW,...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 03-16-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 474
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Steve’s Camera is going to be much more...

Steve’s Camera is going to be much more authoritative in regards to parts availability and general serviceability than any of the civilians you are likely to find lurking in camera forums. I had one...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-15-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 4,112
Posted By Larry Cloetta
The resolving power of this lens seems...

The resolving power of this lens seems exceptional, stopped down even just a bit.

The first shot is in a diner with natural light, hand held. The vertical window frame in the approximate center of...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 03-15-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 5,799
Posted By Larry Cloetta
https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-j6PmD4h/0/c54e...

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-j6PmD4h/0/c54ef4a6/XL/i-j6PmD4h-XL.jpg (https://cloetta.smugmug.com/Forum-photos/n-q8zp7N/i-j6PmD4h/A)
Swing Time Topcor-S 5cm f2 Leica iiib
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-13-2019
Replies: 1,501
Views: 194,048
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Congratulations, they look grateful for the...

Congratulations, they look grateful for the rescue. Good on you.
Forum: RFF News 03-11-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 4,704
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Ten years from now it will be interesting to look...

Ten years from now it will be interesting to look back on this thread and see who could read the writing on the wall, and who couldn’t.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-10-2019
Replies: 1,577
Views: 276,178
Posted By Larry Cloetta
I look at this, shot with a Rolleiflex on ACROS...

I look at this, shot with a Rolleiflex on ACROS by streetlight, and I wonder, are your hands unnaturally steady, or are you walking around Chicago in the middle of a Winter night with a Rolleiflex on...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-10-2019
Replies: 1,577
Views: 276,178
Posted By Larry Cloetta
I am not sure which I like more, the composition...

I am not sure which I like more, the composition of the photo, or the design elements on the car. Anyway, nice.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-07-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 2,212
Posted By Larry Cloetta
My assessment, after shooting the shots posted...

My assessment, after shooting the shots posted above at ASA 32, and developing following Kodak’s processing guide to the letter, making no adjustments for the age of the film, is that it doesn’t seem...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-04-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 2,212
Posted By Larry Cloetta
A year or so ago, a friend gave me a roll of...

A year or so ago, a friend gave me a roll of Panatomic-X which had belonged to his father and had been stored in the garage....in Texas...for decades. He had no idea how old it was, but certainly was...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-01-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,515
Posted By Larry Cloetta
If your interest in actually understanding the...

If your interest in actually understanding the timeline of the Ferrania project is sincere, you would do well to read the two longest threads on the subject over at photrio.com, alias APUG, as it...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-28-2019
Replies: 3,585
Views: 907,422
Posted By Larry Cloetta
That’s striking.

That’s striking.
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 02-28-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 327
Posted By Larry Cloetta
It works with any adapter, and also works in...

It works with any adapter, and also works in conjunction with AF VR lenses to provide additional stabilization for VR lenses, with a couple of caveats. All upside, no downside.
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 02-28-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 327
Posted By Larry Cloetta
I bought a Z 7 a few months ago, and it has...

I bought a Z 7 a few months ago, and it has replaced my Leica SL for use with Leica, and all my other lenses. The ibis is very helpful, but it’s a better camera than the SL in every way, sensor well...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-27-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 969
Posted By Larry Cloetta
They may have announced it at a shareholder...

They may have announced it at a shareholder meeting, but they definitely did not send out any notices to users. They just quietly changed it.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-27-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 969
Posted By Larry Cloetta
I never list items as auctions, only use “Buy it...

I never list items as auctions, only use “Buy it Now” listings, and never check the “Accept Offers” box when I am placing the ad. That box has always been unchecked by default......until about four...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-27-2019
Replies: 3,585
Views: 907,422
Posted By Larry Cloetta
https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-5q7HzNf/0/f397...

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-5q7HzNf/0/f3979095/XL/i-5q7HzNf-XL.jpg (https://cloetta.smugmug.com/Forum-photos/n-q8zp7N/i-5q7HzNf/A)
Can You Get Any Closer?
Topcon 50/2 ltm Barnack body
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-27-2019
Replies: 114
Views: 14,362
Posted By Larry Cloetta
^^^^Those are some bodacious tans. Aussies not so...

^^^^Those are some bodacious tans. Aussies not so scared to death about skin cancer and wrinkles as we are here in the States?
It’s all gone limp and feckless over here.

Or maybe they don’t have...
Forum: RFF News 02-27-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 4,704
Posted By Larry Cloetta
It would seem to me that it’s a personal decision...

It would seem to me that it’s a personal decision whether or not Fuji is a viable solution for film, a decision which should be based upon whether we prefer a Fuji film stock to any of the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-26-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,296
Posted By Larry Cloetta
That’s a worthwhile distinction.

That’s a worthwhile distinction.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-26-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,296
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Can’t stop, we need to feel superior to somebody.

Can’t stop, we need to feel superior to somebody.
Forum: RFF News 02-25-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 4,704
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Fuji film price hike in the offing

https://petapixel.com/2019/02/25/fujifilm-to-hike-film-prices-by-30-on-april-fools-day-really/

Am only posting this to enable those who like Fuji film to stock up now at what are now effectively...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-23-2019
Replies: 1,577
Views: 276,178
Posted By Larry Cloetta
The car is participating in, or has participated...

The car is participating in, or has participated in, the Colorado Grand. I looked into doing it myself about twenty years ago. Suffice it to say, if you cannot afford a 300 SL, you probably can’t...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-23-2019
Replies: 1,577
Views: 276,178
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Life is so unfair.

Life is so unfair.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-21-2019
Replies: 719
Views: 162,075
Posted By Larry Cloetta
https://www.michaelstricklandimages.com/drum-scann...

https://www.michaelstricklandimages.com/drum-scanning-service/

Bob,

This fellow is a large format landscape photographer who does his own drum scans and offers scanning services on the side. The...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-20-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 831
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Very cool, Robert. That is a heck of a nice...

Very cool, Robert. That is a heck of a nice painting.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-20-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,294
Posted By Larry Cloetta
It would be great if this is not a youthful fad...

It would be great if this is not a youthful fad like tattoos and nose rings. Here’s hoping.

The most perceptive observation by the 23 year old in the referenced article, in talking about her digital...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-20-2019
Replies: 518
Views: 93,378
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Thanks! Yes, the same young lady; so the time...

Thanks! Yes, the same young lady; so the time sequence not exactly in order. She turned 25 two weeks ago, hard to believe.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-19-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 831
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Thanks for the write up, Tim. My uncle was a...

Thanks for the write up, Tim. My uncle was a Marine in the First Marine Division at the Battle of Chosin Reservoir as well, 22 years old. Four months ago, he turned 90. Only thing he ever talked...
Forum: RFF News 02-19-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,161
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Apple Jumps the Shark

https://petapixel.com/2019/02/19/thanks-apple-bokeh-is-now-a-verb/

Another sign the apocalypse is upon us.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-19-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 3,685
Posted By Larry Cloetta
That’s better!;) I was about to have a talk...

That’s better!;)

I was about to have a talk about it with my friend, Matthew Brady.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-19-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 3,685
Posted By Larry Cloetta
ALWAYS??!! OMG, I hate being so old that I know...

ALWAYS??!! OMG, I hate being so old that I know how ridiculous this statement is.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-19-2019
Replies: 1,501
Views: 194,048
Posted By Larry Cloetta
https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-PdfRKhS/0/bfb0...

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-PdfRKhS/0/bfb085f5/XL/i-PdfRKhS-XL.jpg (https://cloetta.smugmug.com/Forum-photos/n-q8zp7N/i-PdfRKhS/A)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-19-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,298
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Me too.....

Me too.....
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-17-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,060
Posted By Larry Cloetta
As an aside, as it concerns the known issue of...

As an aside, as it concerns the known issue of LCD bleeds on Contax film counter windows:
I’ve got more Contax film cameras than I care to admit. Some of them I have had for well over thirty years,...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-17-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,060
Posted By Larry Cloetta
I’ll ask, but I think they’re good:)

I’ll ask, but I think they’re good:)
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-17-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,060
Posted By Larry Cloetta
I sent a link to this thread to a friend of mine...

I sent a link to this thread to a friend of mine who has a couple of EE degrees and was a NASA engineer before he retired. He got quite a chuckle out of it. He said he’d show it around to his...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 02-17-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 692
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Ah yes, those web mechanics here. Beavering away...

Ah yes, those web mechanics here. Beavering away on this issue as we speak.;)

Perhaps that is another issue that will be resolved when the new site architecture is implemented;)

But for now, the...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-16-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 902
Posted By Larry Cloetta
I am not sure why the price of high quality...

I am not sure why the price of high quality repairs would need to go up in the future (adjusted for inflation), let alone double. Technicians who are so in demand that there is a wait list can name...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-16-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 3,685
Posted By Larry Cloetta
I guess that’s right, thanks! But, now I’m...

I guess that’s right, thanks!

But, now I’m wondering why it is spaetzle instead of spaetzel.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-16-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 3,685
Posted By Larry Cloetta
“It is "Schnitzel" and it's very delicious...

“It is "Schnitzel" and it's very delicious .

Cheers, Jan”

My knowledge of German just reduced by half:(
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-15-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 1,427
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Thank you. I wonder how many other Leica O series...

Thank you.
I wonder how many other Leica O series shots get posted to Instagram:)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-15-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 3,685
Posted By Larry Cloetta
New Tetenal issued a press release this morning,...

New Tetenal issued a press release this morning, as follows below.
I have been told it more or less says, “not to worry, there will be no supply disruptions, order book is full, New Tetenal is not...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-15-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 1,427
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Pictures (taken with the camera, not of the...

Pictures (taken with the camera, not of the camera) are worth a thousand words. Posting some would be nice. Since that’s what it’s for (?)
Forum: Optics Theory - 02-14-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 581
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Thanks, Brett, now I understand. The manual you...

Thanks, Brett, now I understand. The manual you show was for the Aires Viscount, which was a later (and purportedly less good) model than the Aires 35-V I have. The section in the manual you referred...
Forum: Optics Theory - 02-14-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 581
Posted By Larry Cloetta
https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-4C26DQx/0/9be0...

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-4C26DQx/0/9be0797e/M/i-4C26DQx-M.jpg (https://cloetta.smugmug.com/Forum-photos/n-q8zp7N/i-4C26DQx/A)

Brett, that all makes sense, and it seems the attachment in...
Forum: Optics Theory - 02-14-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 581
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Thanks, you guys are better than Google. I...

Thanks, you guys are better than Google. I wasn’t sure if I was over-thinking this, or under-thinking it.
Forum: Optics Theory - 02-14-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 581
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Tele Lens Attachments...help please

Recently purchased a “tele lens attachment” for an Aires rangefinder, which turns the 4.5cm normal lens into an 8cm lens, in effect. Bought it for the distinctive resulting rendering, not because I...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-14-2019
Replies: 518
Views: 93,378
Posted By Larry Cloetta
https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-mNMrF9Z/0/846b...

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-mNMrF9Z/0/846b5017/XL/i-mNMrF9Z-XL.jpg (https://cloetta.smugmug.com/Forum-photos/n-q8zp7N/i-mNMrF9Z/A)

Velvia 50 Contax 139Q 50/1.4 Softar filter, as I recall.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-14-2019
Replies: 518
Views: 93,378
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Thanks, Saul.

Thanks, Saul.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-13-2019
Replies: 1,501
Views: 194,048
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Maybe I need to quit babying cameras. I did go...

Maybe I need to quit babying cameras. I did go into a pool once with a camera, but it was a Nikon N90 with the kit lens.
Forum: Nikon RF 02-12-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 1,118
Posted By Larry Cloetta
The SP was one of the 20th century’s high points...

The SP was one of the 20th century’s high points of industrial design, esthetically and functionally. IMO.
Then they painted some of them black, just to rub it in.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-12-2019
Replies: 1,501
Views: 194,048
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Steve, Are you in the pool with your Leica MP...

Steve,

Are you in the pool with your Leica MP and Summicron, wading around, waiting for something to happen? If so, tip my hat at the dedication. That would be an extreme example of the adage, “the...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-11-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,506
Posted By Larry Cloetta
That’s interesting, thanks. Not that I need...

That’s interesting, thanks. Not that I need another lens, but that does look nice.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-11-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,506
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Thanks, Helen.

Thanks, Helen.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 02-11-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 1,387
Posted By Larry Cloetta
But that pot is going to come to a rolling boil...

But that pot is going to come to a rolling boil even without my help. Always does.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 02-11-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 1,387
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Yeah, sorry.

Yeah, sorry.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 02-11-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 1,387
Posted By Larry Cloetta
M10-P ASC The wailing and gnashing of teeth begins again

Leica presents the world with yet another excuse for some people to denigrate other people’s life choices, while reveling in their own...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-11-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 1,358
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Thanks, Brett. I doubt I will personally be...

Thanks, Brett.
I doubt I will personally be doing a teardown on the M3 I no longer have, or might reacquire, but the manual is a nice asset to have regardless. Two minutes into it and I already...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-10-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,506
Posted By Larry Cloetta
https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-vgSsJXD/0/a8a7...

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-vgSsJXD/0/a8a7b88d/XL/i-vgSsJXD-XL.jpg (https://cloetta.smugmug.com/Forum-photos/n-q8zp7N/i-vgSsJXD/A)

Unlike Canon lenses or Elmars, and no denying those are...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-09-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,506
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Orion-15...

Orion-15...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-09-2019
Replies: 1,501
Views: 194,048
Posted By Larry Cloetta
One month goes by with no dog pictures. Where’s...

One month goes by with no dog pictures. Where’s the love?

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-tsmtqHm/0/3adb0382/L/i-tsmtqHm-L.jpg (https://cloetta.smugmug.com/Forum-photos/n-q8zp7N/i-tsmtqHm/A)
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-09-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 360
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Had no idea one Guy shot all those great album...

Had no idea one Guy shot all those great album covers.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-04-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 881
Posted By Larry Cloetta
“small form factor with one prime lens for under...

“small form factor with one prime lens for under $3k.“

If the desire is as stated, small form factor with one prime lens, Sony RX1 RII seems impossible to beat if file quality and lens quality...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-03-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 980
Posted By Larry Cloetta
I don’t think this is aimed at people who are...

I don’t think this is aimed at people who are already doing their own developing and are well entrenched. For them, it’s expensive.
For others, it’s intended to be a gateway drug, and they probably...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-02-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 1,695
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Tetenal, Alaris. Uncertain times. Not doom...

Tetenal, Alaris. Uncertain times. Not doom mongering, but it does get one's attention, even if one thinks that it will all come right in the end. Always pays to keep looking over your shoulder for...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-02-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 2,002
Posted By Larry Cloetta
I don’t know. I looked at the pictures, saw the...

I don’t know. I looked at the pictures, saw the differences, and the various renderings in various situations of both lenses, and learned something. Maybe not a lot, but something. Just more data...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-01-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 2,002
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Thanks, that was interesting.

Thanks, that was interesting.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-01-2019
Replies: 1,346
Views: 263,560
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Okay, then.

Okay, then.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-01-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 4,474
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Not bad, because it makes me feel thrifty and...

Not bad, because it makes me feel thrifty and sane, only having four.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-31-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 4,474
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Congratulations. Let’s see it!

Congratulations. Let’s see it!
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-31-2019
Replies: 71
Views: 1,443
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Taxes. Taxes last forever. And toe fungus.

Taxes. Taxes last forever. And toe fungus.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-31-2019
Replies: 1,346
Views: 263,560
Posted By Larry Cloetta
https://www.ebay.com/itm/SALE-NEVER-OPENED-RUSSIAN...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/SALE-NEVER-OPENED-RUSSIAN-USSR-FED-5V-camera-Industar-61-L-D-FULL-SET/132936386341?hash=item1ef3a04725:g:hycAAOSwHxFbY0IN

This went up on ebay a few hours ago. Thought it...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-31-2019
Replies: 71
Views: 1,443
Posted By Larry Cloetta
“ Anyone think a jpg will be machine readable in...

“ Anyone think a jpg will be machine readable in 100 years?“

I hope nobody thinks that.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-31-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 3,685
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Worst case scenario, just another reason to use...

Worst case scenario, just another reason to use more Pyrocat:)
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-31-2019
Replies: 71
Views: 1,443
Posted By Larry Cloetta
I’d tend to agree with this, as I am not one of...

I’d tend to agree with this, as I am not one of those who invariably tend to ***-pooh “the process”. The photo itself is just an artifact of the larger act of making the photo. Down the line, the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-30-2019
Replies: 71
Views: 1,443
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Yikes. Sorry to hear that.

Yikes. Sorry to hear that.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-29-2019
Replies: 419
Views: 79,554
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Nice shot. The mobile is static, and the kid is...

Nice shot. The mobile is static, and the kid is mobile.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-28-2019
Replies: 132
Views: 3,082
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Here we go again. The future of Canon and Nikon...

Here we go again.

The future of Canon and Nikon is surely dry plate, if only they would be more forward thinking and open minded, like the forums are. If only we can get seats on their boards, we...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-28-2019
Replies: 419
Views: 79,554
Posted By Larry Cloetta
I saw the title of this thread, and thought it...

I saw the title of this thread, and thought it was going to be about Alexander Calder, and was surprised there were so many pages, then I clicked on it. Now I get it.

Phones.

Here are a couple of...
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