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Forum: Repair / Camera Care 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,241
Posted By Corran
$300 isn't even a good price. Return it if you...

$300 isn't even a good price. Return it if you can. Shooting a 135mm on that without the ability to focus is a 100% waste of time. Please don't waste the film.

You can get decent S2 with a 50mm f/2...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 48
Views: 1,808
Posted By Corran
Fuji G617 and learn a bit of trigger discipline.

Fuji G617 and learn a bit of trigger discipline.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 868
Posted By Corran
Love my Old Standard! Wish they had kept the...

Love my Old Standard! Wish they had kept the spirit level on newer models. Mine is still attached. I need a lens/shutter CLA but it works well enough to take out...
Forum: Nikon RF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 62
Views: 2,743
Posted By Corran
On the topic of March-adjacent photos, here's an...

On the topic of March-adjacent photos, here's an image I shot in later January that I plan to print here in the next week.

http://www.esearing.com/Bryan/AV/photosharing/kettlecreek-5136ss.jpg

A...
Forum: Nikon RF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 62
Views: 2,743
Posted By Corran
Thanks Helen. Now if I can just find time to...

Thanks Helen.

Now if I can just find time to shoot more soon...
Forum: Nikon RF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 62
Views: 2,743
Posted By Corran
Thanks for the reminder! I'll slip this...

Thanks for the reminder! I'll slip this late-February shot in here to start. I recently was reminded how fantastic the 8.5cm f/1.5 lens is, and fun to shoot with such a huge chunk of glass.

Here's a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-13-2020
Replies: 40
Views: 1,451
Posted By Corran
https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/16085/lot/130/

https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/16085/lot/130/
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 02-13-2020
Replies: 99
Views: 4,212
Posted By Corran
I 100% see the banding. It's not as obvious as...

I 100% see the banding. It's not as obvious as some I've seen, but I do really think it is from editing or compression, and has nothing to do with digital capture.

Even the 3000 x 2000 image is...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 02-12-2020
Replies: 99
Views: 4,212
Posted By Corran
I'm not a digital apologist (and I more or less...

I'm not a digital apologist (and I more or less only shoot film) but I guarantee that is either bad editing or bad compression (or both) in post.
Forum: Nikon RF 02-10-2020
Replies: 8
Views: 626
Posted By Corran
So if you read through my thread, you'll find...

So if you read through my thread, you'll find some info that the aperture position is actually different between the collapsible and rigid.

I haven't got a rigid, just the collapsible, and yes it is...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 01-24-2020
Replies: 28
Views: 821
Posted By Corran
Let me reiterate that this is in MY experience,...

Let me reiterate that this is in MY experience, where the intent was to get good images of the ballet/musical happening and I was to not disturb the performance in any way.

My standard was D800 and...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 01-23-2020
Replies: 28
Views: 821
Posted By Corran
Just last weekend I was at a symphony concert...

Just last weekend I was at a symphony concert that had very bright stage lighting. According to my meter (I was, in fact, shooting some BTS images on b&w film in a rangefinder), the exposure was...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 01-23-2020
Replies: 28
Views: 821
Posted By Corran
You'll need to define what you (or they) are...

You'll need to define what you (or they) are looking for.

You simply won't be getting live action shots of the performance with that gear/limitation, which is fine if that's not what the intent is....
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 01-23-2020
Replies: 28
Views: 821
Posted By Corran
Backstage? Are you shooting "Behind the Scenes"...

Backstage? Are you shooting "Behind the Scenes" photos?

Those lenses will be mostly worthless for shooting ballet actually happening. You'll want an 80-200mm f/2.8 and maybe a 300mm f/2.8 depending...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-22-2020
Replies: 17
Views: 820
Posted By Corran
Making sharp pictures ain't necessarily art...

Making sharp pictures ain't necessarily art either...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-22-2020
Replies: 10
Views: 597
Posted By Corran
I for one love wide angles. Particularly fond of...

I for one love wide angles. Particularly fond of my 12mm and 15mm Voigtlander lenses.

Will be interested to see what the 9mm is - rectilinear or a fisheye? I just learned recently there is a...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-16-2020
Replies: 724
Views: 57,677
Posted By Corran
I like camera scanning for extremely quick...

I like camera scanning for extremely quick turnaround.

I shot this on 4x5 last summer, developed it and stuck it still wet onto a lightpad I got from Amazon for under $25. "Scanned" wet with my...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-15-2020
Replies: 123
Views: 3,665
Posted By Corran
Yes, it absolutely is. I do not believe a...

Yes, it absolutely is.

I do not believe a "recovery" is defined as returning to the highest point in history for sales. I believe it to be a recovery from the lowest point, to hopefully something...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-15-2020
Replies: 123
Views: 3,665
Posted By Corran
That's called "moving the goalposts" :) PS, you...

That's called "moving the goalposts" :)

PS, you might want to look at the graphs for digital camera sales in the same time period as was being discussed in this thread :angel:
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-15-2020
Replies: 123
Views: 3,665
Posted By Corran
Who's threatened? I think we are just pointing...

Who's threatened? I think we are just pointing out your statements/arguments are flawed. As you said, you have no numbers to back anything up. Yet the point of this thread...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-15-2020
Replies: 123
Views: 3,665
Posted By Corran
The point I was trying to make is that you can...

The point I was trying to make is that you can make home-made black and white emulsions and coat glass plates literally forever.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-15-2020
Replies: 123
Views: 3,665
Posted By Corran
Freestyle is often out-of-stock of C-41 and E-6...

Freestyle is often out-of-stock of C-41 and E-6 development kits. I'm talking about the larger gallon size ones.

With the new products on the market making color development easier (sous vide...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-15-2020
Replies: 123
Views: 3,665
Posted By Corran
PS: film photography and darkroom printing is...

PS: film photography and darkroom printing is still a major component of art education programs and I have even seen high school photography programs starting to get back into teaching film.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-15-2020
Replies: 123
Views: 3,665
Posted By Corran
No. Let me know when I can make an archival...

No.

Let me know when I can make an archival silver gelatin print in my darkroom up to 20x24 inches for gallery display from a "digital" file.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-14-2020
Replies: 25
Views: 705
Posted By Corran
That being said, let me ask here - in 2020, who...

That being said, let me ask here - in 2020, who would be the best person to contact with regard to AI conversion? Especially with rare and/or oddball lenses.

For example, I have an 8mm f/2.8...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-14-2020
Replies: 123
Views: 3,665
Posted By Corran
I think folks need to let Kodachrome go. It was...

I think folks need to let Kodachrome go.

It was a different process altogether than E-6 and so restarting production would imply a whole lot more than just coating film.

Furthermore, I believe a...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-14-2020
Replies: 54
Views: 1,290
Posted By Corran
Yes! Those are a totally different design lens....

Yes! Those are a totally different design lens. It was sold originally as the "Olympic" lens. Fabulous lens that rivals the best Leica lenses out there. Physically bigger than the older lens.

PS: it...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-14-2020
Replies: 54
Views: 1,290
Posted By Corran
Regarding the 7A lens - I would suppose 6 decades...

Regarding the 7A lens - I would suppose 6 decades of design and production improvements helps too! I'd like to try one...if only they made it in S-mount...

I will have to dig out my test images that...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-14-2020
Replies: 54
Views: 1,290
Posted By Corran
I agree there's lots of veiling flare at f/1.4 to...

I agree there's lots of veiling flare at f/1.4 to f/2 (and some copies have had it worse than others) but casual perusal of Flickr images of distant landscapes at middling apertures all have about...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-14-2020
Replies: 54
Views: 1,290
Posted By Corran
I have owned/used probably over a dozen Nikkor...

I have owned/used probably over a dozen Nikkor 5cm f/1.4 lenses, from a variety of productions time periods. None of them behaved any better than Huss shows. The lens is well known to be sharp at...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-06-2020
Replies: 27
Views: 953
Posted By Corran
I have a 36 x 24 inch print hanging in my house...

I have a 36 x 24 inch print hanging in my house from my D700. Processed in RAW and uprezzed carefully from a tripod-mounted shot at base ISO.

It absolutely does not stand up to somewhat close...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-05-2020
Replies: 49
Views: 1,705
Posted By Corran
Yeah nah, the light isn't Sunny 16 dawn till...

Yeah nah, the light isn't Sunny 16 dawn till dusk. I shot a lot of 35mm and 120 in AZ a few summers ago and I absolutely needed a tripod for a lot of it, if I wanted to ensure enough DOF and/or no...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-05-2020
Replies: 49
Views: 1,705
Posted By Corran
Gee, maybe for the times/places/situations where...

Gee, maybe for the times/places/situations where the sun isn't shining full-on, and/or when needing apertures, using filters, etc. necessitating a slower shutter speed and to make sure there is no...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-05-2020
Replies: 49
Views: 1,705
Posted By Corran
T-Max 100 and a good developer (and a...

T-Max 100 and a good developer (and a tripod)

http://www.esearing.com/Bryan/AV/photosharing/tmxlandscape.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-02-2020
Replies: 220
Views: 7,607
Posted By Corran
I imagine I'll keep my $800 M6 Classic 0.85x...

I imagine I'll keep my $800 M6 Classic 0.85x forever. I do need to upgrade the viewfinder. Might get the 75mm framelines removed.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-27-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 841
Posted By Corran
While going fully one way or the other can make a...

While going fully one way or the other can make a show stronger in consistency and vision, it's not a requirement. In the two big shows I've done, I've mixed b&w and color and did so intentionally. I...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-25-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 1,628
Posted By Corran
Then you are the exception and not the rule.

Then you are the exception and not the rule.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-25-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 1,628
Posted By Corran
There is a difference between what and how one...

There is a difference between what and how one photographs with the two mediums. That's all I'm saying, and there is no reason to "upgrade" to an M9 - and it's really not an upgrade at all from his...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 11-25-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 420
Posted By Corran
The important thing is to not push the shutter...

The important thing is to not push the shutter button to advance to frame one until the door is closed and locked.

If you do the winding will be off and you will lose a frame or two.

Ask me how I...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-25-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 1,628
Posted By Corran
Most people shoot for themselves...

Most people shoot for themselves (family/travel/whatever), so I would say that the content that is important to them is not important to anyone else, pretty much by definition. Except maybe in the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-25-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 1,628
Posted By Corran
So what? It's a valid question. It seems a lot of...

So what? It's a valid question. It seems a lot of folks, especially the older ones, are simply getting more lazy. I talk to a lot of folks who used to shoot film and then they switched to digital,...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-24-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 1,628
Posted By Corran
If he gels with the M6 what does he gain with an...

If he gels with the M6 what does he gain with an M9? More convenience, easier to shoot a bunch of images, but why? Stick with film. M9 is a waste of time. Speaking from experience - been there, done...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-24-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 1,628
Posted By Corran
Convenience also doesn't equal better...

Convenience also doesn't equal better photographs...and often leads to the opposite. IMO.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-23-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 1,628
Posted By Corran
The film gear you are selling is going up in...

The film gear you are selling is going up in value, while the M9 (after enjoying a brief moment of higher prices) is falling, falling, and will continue to fall.

I was ecstatic to get someone to...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-19-2019
Replies: 106
Views: 6,577
Posted By Corran
If you say so. Sorry about your problem, and good...

If you say so. Sorry about your problem, and good luck with your solution. My 2c - liquid developer concentrate, of any type.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-19-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,476
Posted By Corran
THIS An amazingly underrated lens, with a smooth...

THIS

An amazingly underrated lens, with a smooth rendering that few lenses have. This and the 25-50mm are the hidden gems of mf zooms. Focus is indeed difficult so pair it with a good focus screen...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-19-2019
Replies: 106
Views: 6,577
Posted By Corran
The change in chemicals just happened. If this is...

The change in chemicals just happened. If this is true then you were using the original chemicals anyway.

I'm confused overall. Seems more likely to be classic XTOL sudden death which has been known...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-18-2019
Replies: 106
Views: 6,577
Posted By Corran
A properly exposed negative is a properly exposed...

A properly exposed negative is a properly exposed negative, regardless of light source. If you are overexposing your shots with flash that is a difference in exposure, irrespective of...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-18-2019
Replies: 106
Views: 6,577
Posted By Corran
Forgive me, but it seems to me that if something...

Forgive me, but it seems to me that if something you changed in shooting the film gave better results, that would be generally indicative that the chemicals are not to blame. They can't know which...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-04-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 2,572
Posted By Corran
Almost 10 years ago, when I first start shooting...

Almost 10 years ago, when I first start shooting film.

Nikon F5, Sigma 300mm /2.8 w/ a 1.4x TC, on I think Kodak 400CN
Fishing for trout on the Chattahoochee River near...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-01-2019
Replies: 76
Views: 2,383
Posted By Corran
I certainly don't have any clue about the power...

I certainly don't have any clue about the power infrastructure of the UK. I do know that power draw curves slump to their lowest-levels late at night, so one simple possibility would be for EV...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-01-2019
Replies: 76
Views: 2,383
Posted By Corran
Tens of millions implies roughly 5-10% of the US...

Tens of millions implies roughly 5-10% of the US population. Significant, yes, but hardly a majority, or even remotely close to it.

Regardless, you miss the point entirely. Adding a charging station...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-01-2019
Replies: 76
Views: 2,383
Posted By Corran
All of that is irrelevant really - you can...

All of that is irrelevant really - you can nitpick all of the steps that it takes to get gasoline to your local station too. Meanwhile the infrastructure for EV charging is basically already in place...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-31-2019
Replies: 76
Views: 2,383
Posted By Corran
Ted, the efficiency of solar panels to convert...

Ted, the efficiency of solar panels to convert sunlight into energy has exactly zero to do with the efficiency of any energy source to convert power into a vehicle's motion.

You are conflating input...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-31-2019
Replies: 76
Views: 2,383
Posted By Corran
You might want to ascribe to what you say as...

You might want to ascribe to what you say as well.

First of all, fully-electric vehicles are massively more efficient in transferring power to actual vehicle motion. While gasoline has an efficiency...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 10-30-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 1,211
Posted By Corran
You're right, but the USA is a wide and vast...

You're right, but the USA is a wide and vast area. Most that pop up will be nowhere near the person looking. A good deal on one nearby is lucky indeed.

The MX and color head I got for free, the...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 10-29-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 1,211
Posted By Corran
Rob, the one other thing I will mention since you...

Rob, the one other thing I will mention since you are going to be printing 4x5, is to do yourself a favor and find a Beseler Negaflat film carrier. This will give you the benefit of perfectly-flat...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 10-29-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 1,211
Posted By Corran
That's a perfectly usable enlarger. I have an...

That's a perfectly usable enlarger. I have an MXT, a 45XL, and an MX - the MX won't make as large of enlargements (my MXT I have used for years can get up to 20x24 from 4x5). That enlarger has the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-28-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 3,971
Posted By Corran
Pyro stain has nothing to do with the spectrum of...

Pyro stain has nothing to do with the spectrum of color at time of capture.

Dark skies are best made with filtration. Extreme burning is harder to control and results in very grainy results. Orange...
Forum: Nikon RF 10-23-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 830
Posted By Corran
Because of the recess, I've never felt the lens...

Because of the recess, I've never felt the lens needed a hood. However, I have used a 43-52mm filter adapter on the lens, which is about as much of a hood as you might could get away with on this...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 10-21-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 2,476
Posted By Corran
Well that's a personal opinion/judgement you are...

Well that's a personal opinion/judgement you are free to make. Legally, nothing in the article is untoward, in terms of the photo usage - at least from what I can tell. I am not a lawyer though nor...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 10-21-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 2,476
Posted By Corran
Commentary / criticism, so falls under Fair...

Commentary / criticism, so falls under Fair Use.

Credit to photographers would have been nice I guess, but also kind of a call-out in this article. Though, he's kinda right.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-19-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 1,167
Posted By Corran
Well, I specifically mentioning leaving the...

Well, I specifically mentioning leaving the f/stop at f/8 to check for shutter issues.

Also make sure your bracket mode is turned off.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-19-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 1,167
Posted By Corran
I am exceedingly confused. If your aperture and...

I am exceedingly confused. If your aperture and ISO were locked, you should've gotten some variability in your resultant exposures with each stop change in shutter speed. This statement implies your...
Forum: Nikon RF 10-17-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 475
Posted By Corran
Yep Yep, but focus will be slightly off,...

Yep



Yep, but focus will be slightly off, noticeable close up and wide-open.

Now, building a lens from the parts you have on hand, is another question...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 10-17-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 1,199
Posted By Corran
Sorry if I was unclear, I mean I have the...

Sorry if I was unclear, I mean I have the Voigtlander 12mm and 15mm "ver. 1" lenses, except the special Nikon F-mount models (MLU only). I use them on my Nikon SP, Leica M6, or sometimes Nikon...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 10-17-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 1,199
Posted By Corran
Version 1 on my M9 with the 21mm f/2.8 coding...

Version 1 on my M9 with the 21mm f/2.8 coding worked just fine, not much fringing noticeable except occasionally on very flat grey skies if shooting in that condition. YMMV.

12mm and 15mm (v.1,...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-17-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 1,167
Posted By Corran
Good suggestion, I forgot the D700 had Auto ISO....

Good suggestion, I forgot the D700 had Auto ISO. I never use it, and it's a pain to get to - which they fixed in the newer cameras.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-17-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 1,167
Posted By Corran
Go outside, set it on manual, and shoot at f/8,...

Go outside, set it on manual, and shoot at f/8, 1/4000. Then change it to 1/2000, 1/1000, 1/500, 1/250, and 1/125, and see what the results are. That should tell you if the shutter is borked.

I...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-14-2019
Replies: 100
Views: 4,705
Posted By Corran
What of it? Some folks need to stop making every...

What of it? Some folks need to stop making every film-related thing their personal soap box.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-12-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,152
Posted By Corran
You have serious problems with your technique or...

You have serious problems with your technique or your film. This is not a scanner issue, a computer issue, reticulation, or anything else like that. Your negatives look horrendous - frankly my guess...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-09-2019
Replies: 100
Views: 4,705
Posted By Corran
Stop complaining about everything, sheesh.

Stop complaining about everything, sheesh.
Forum: Nikon RF 10-07-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 1,005
Posted By Corran
The last time I used my 2.1cm, on my Nikon F -...

The last time I used my 2.1cm, on my Nikon F - Winter 2018:

http://www.esearing.com/Bryan/AV/photosharing/zwerner-2369ss.jpg
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 09-23-2019
Replies: 76
Views: 3,230
Posted By Corran
Yes exactly! I thought you might've meant to say...

Yes exactly! I thought you might've meant to say that.

It's hard to explain in words. Interested photographers should try it themselves with a digital camera and zoom lens.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 09-23-2019
Replies: 76
Views: 3,230
Posted By Corran
Well, check out the photos I posted earlier. The...

Well, check out the photos I posted earlier. The relationship between stuff at different distances doesn't actually change when you use different lenses, only the field of view. And if you match the...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 09-23-2019
Replies: 76
Views: 3,230
Posted By Corran
Yes! No! You are saying two completely...

Yes!



No!

You are saying two completely opposite things. Think about it.

If you shoot an image with an 8x10 camera and 300mm lens, and then you physically cut out the center of the image, a...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 09-19-2019
Replies: 76
Views: 3,230
Posted By Corran
Cal, I'm not much of a cropper either, except...

Cal, I'm not much of a cropper either, except occasionally to change aspect ratio or remove a slight annoyance on the edge of the frame. I certainly prefer to fill the frame with my intended...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 09-19-2019
Replies: 76
Views: 3,230
Posted By Corran
Anyway, you can try it yourself. Here's a plush...

Anyway, you can try it yourself. Here's a plush in front of my Speed Graphic, with a 55mm lens and cropped vs. a 200mm lens, not cropped. Compression is the...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 09-19-2019
Replies: 76
Views: 3,230
Posted By Corran
Any difference between your Rollei and TeleRollei...

Any difference between your Rollei and TeleRollei are due to the lens differences from design, not the focal length itself.

Compression doesn't change with focal length. This is a very, very common...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 09-19-2019
Replies: 76
Views: 3,230
Posted By Corran
Of course, any two lenses, even two of the same...

Of course, any two lenses, even two of the same focal length, may have different rendering. That's not what I'm talking about.

Put a 50mm lens on an FX and DX Nikon and take two photos, from the...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 09-19-2019
Replies: 76
Views: 3,230
Posted By Corran
Uh, no they don't. If you stand in the same...

Uh, no they don't. If you stand in the same place, there is absolutely no difference other than what might be seen between any two lenses - distortion and the like. Perspective does not change.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-16-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,404
Posted By Corran
In 10+ years of photographic equipment purchases...

In 10+ years of photographic equipment purchases I have made exactly one "new" purchase, a Nikon D800E that I got on release. I needed a second camera and wanted to be ahead of the curve on the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-01-2019
Replies: 64
Views: 2,101
Posted By Corran
IMO, 2019 is the best time to forego all the...

IMO, 2019 is the best time to forego all the "niceties" and get back to actual photography. Sure the whiz-bang stuff is fine for quick photos, but so is your phone, so why even own a DSLR outside of...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-18-2019
Replies: 107
Views: 5,453
Posted By Corran
Okay I know a lot of folks here nowadays don't...

Okay I know a lot of folks here nowadays don't shoot enough film but seriously, 30 years? Do you even make photographs?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-17-2019
Replies: 107
Views: 5,453
Posted By Corran
Assuming you're using 1:32 that would be about...

Assuming you're using 1:32 that would be about 128 35mm rolls of film, 12.8 per year, or about 1 per month. Sounds like you just need to shoot more film.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-24-2019
Replies: 76
Views: 3,230
Posted By Corran
This is a common misconception. If you take a...

This is a common misconception. If you take a look at DxO's "Perceptual Megapixel" resolution measurement, you'll see that ALL lenses benefit from higher megapixel cameras (higher sampling...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-23-2019
Replies: 110
Views: 4,378
Posted By Corran
Glad I scored my M6 .85x for $700 a few years...

Glad I scored my M6 .85x for $700 a few years ago. Along with my Nikon SP 2005, I'm set on classic 35mm mechanical rangefinders for the rest of my life. I'll be interested to watch prices fluctuate.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-23-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 2,004
Posted By Corran
I have also used a new roll of Tri-X in my...

I have also used a new roll of Tri-X in my Rolleicord, though a very old one with no automatic film counter/spacing. I immediately noticed the glossiness.

I just got in 40 rolls of T-Max 100, fresh,...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-20-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 673
Posted By Corran
http://www.garrisaudiovisual.com/photosharing/ecli...

http://www.garrisaudiovisual.com/photosharing/eclipse-2411css.jpg
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 07-13-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 1,996
Posted By Corran
Kiss your highlights goodbye!

Kiss your highlights goodbye!
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 07-08-2019
Replies: 1,951
Views: 390,116
Posted By Corran
Some images from my Noblex 150U, since purchasing...

Some images from my Noblex 150U, since purchasing it a couple months...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-07-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 741
Posted By Corran
Thanks, and me too! The few photos I took that...

Thanks, and me too! The few photos I took that night were my last sheets of it :(.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-07-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 741
Posted By Corran
One nice thing about shooting fireworks on film...

One nice thing about shooting fireworks on film is retaining the highlights on negative film and still getting decent shadow detail. I was really happy with the results I got this year, intentionally...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-01-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,407
Posted By Corran
http://www.garrisaudiovisual.com/photosharing/roll...

http://www.garrisaudiovisual.com/photosharing/rolleicord-harn-2905ss.jpg

(Rolleicord I + Tri-X)
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-12-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 2,174
Posted By Corran
12% less than your listing is low-balling?! Not...

12% less than your listing is low-balling?!

Not saying you were wrong to decline - after all you did sell the item - but 12% less than the offered price is hardly low-balling.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-11-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 2,174
Posted By Corran
Is sending an offer of $20 to someone selling an...

Is sending an offer of $20 to someone selling an Argus C3, listed for $200 BIN, considered low-balling?

Sometimes (well, a lot of times) people list stuff at ridiculous prices, and then complain...
Forum: Photo Software 06-10-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 6,360
Posted By Corran
Actually no, to any of those. Of course those...

Actually no, to any of those. Of course those things have absolutely no similarity to software "rental."
Forum: Nikon RF 06-10-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 2,058
Posted By Corran
You're right, don't know what I was thinking....

You're right, don't know what I was thinking. Probably because I don't even notice this issue in practice. I count clicks when moving the aperture mostly, just like with F-mount lenses. Thanks for...
Forum: Nikon RF 06-09-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 2,058
Posted By Corran
Aperture ring moving with focus is only for the...

Aperture ring moving with focus is only for the 50mm lenses.

Nikon SP with a complement of lenses that can be used with the 1:1 VF or the secondary wide-angle VF is a real treat. The S2 with 50mm is...
Forum: Photo Software 06-08-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 6,360
Posted By Corran
Way to go Tim, your sardonic reply really showed...

Way to go Tim, your sardonic reply really showed me!

Good for you and others happily paying a monthly fee for software. Your money, your choice. Perhaps try having some comprehension that others...
Forum: Photo Software 06-08-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 6,360
Posted By Corran
You don't own it. They could take it away at...

You don't own it. They could take it away at anytime. You have to be on the internet (at least sporadically) to use it. You have to continue upgrading either components or your OS if they cut off...
Forum: Photo Software 06-08-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 6,360
Posted By Corran
And Larry, your "what-if" scenario is a pointless...

And Larry, your "what-if" scenario is a pointless mental exercise. There are other implications of rented software than just cost. Just take for example the recent issue with a license for a certain...
Forum: Photo Software 06-08-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 6,360
Posted By Corran
Wrong, on both counts. I used an old version of...

Wrong, on both counts. I used an old version of LR for quite awhile with my D800 when it came out. Adobe DNG converter made the files usable.

I will not rent software. Full stop.
Forum: Photo Software 06-08-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 6,360
Posted By Corran
Nothing to do with money, everything to do with...

Nothing to do with money, everything to do with ideals. I'm not renting software, period.

LR6 / CS6 is just fine for me, even for editing commercial images.
Forum: Film vs Digital 06-07-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 2,375
Posted By Corran
Yeah nah I don't think so. They are so inherently...

Yeah nah I don't think so. They are so inherently different it's just impossible - not only in color and tonality but also the range of highlights captured (and for digital, the depth of shadow...
Forum: Film vs Digital 06-07-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 2,375
Posted By Corran
Exactly. Film looks different. Why would it look...

Exactly. Film looks different. Why would it look the same, when there's drastic differences with how highlights are rendered / retained (for negative film)?

Scanning film doesn't change the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-31-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 926
Posted By Corran
"Sunny 16" - depends on the season, depends on...

"Sunny 16" - depends on the season, depends on your latitude, depends on the scene, etc. For color neg you should probably always start at a stop over anyway - so f/11 instead.

That being said your...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-16-2019
Replies: 123
Views: 3,567
Posted By Corran
There are many different market segments. Parents...

There are many different market segments.
Parents snapping photos of their kids? iPhone. Younger generations interested in travel / physical prints they can hold? Instax. It's quite an ingenious...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-16-2019
Replies: 123
Views: 3,567
Posted By Corran
I see lots of Instax prints on Instagram - taken...

I see lots of Instax prints on Instagram - taken with their phone!
I hardly see DSLRs out and about. Phones everywhere.
From my perspective, phones have not only destroyed the P&S market, but also...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-16-2019
Replies: 123
Views: 3,567
Posted By Corran
Well I agree with that. I still don't get your...

Well I agree with that.

I still don't get your point otherwise. A few Instax cameras in charity shops, so what. I know a lot of folks shooting them exclusively and have eschewed their phones...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-16-2019
Replies: 123
Views: 3,567
Posted By Corran
https://www.fujifilm.com/innovation/achievements/i...

https://www.fujifilm.com/innovation/achievements/instax/

"In 2015, Fujifilm sold over 5 million units of the instant camera"

So the dozen available on Goodwill's auction site means...what exactly,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-14-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 657
Posted By Corran
It's not a "weak color developer." It's a b&w...

It's not a "weak color developer." It's a b&w developer, which is the basis for all films regardless of type. You aren't going to get color.

There is really no point to doing this for most color...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 05-13-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,233
Posted By Corran
Look up the CBC story about bogus repair from...

Look up the CBC story about bogus repair from their store reps and Apple's continued rush to shut out all independent repair. Sorry but no matter how much of an Apple fan you and others are, you need...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-08-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,738
Posted By Corran
Certainly preferred, but never guaranteed. SF...

Certainly preferred, but never guaranteed. SF printing is still a valuable tool for many situations and some use it as standard on every negative. It helps localize B&D easier.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-08-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,738
Posted By Corran
Of course, then they may discontinue G3...

Of course, then they may discontinue G3 :eek:.

VC paper handles delicate highlights poorly in my opinion based on printing landscape images of waterfalls with lots of highlight detail.

Worse to me...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-08-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,738
Posted By Corran
I was getting good at this and printing really...

I was getting good at this and printing really nice prints on Ilford Galerie G2...

And now they've discontinued it :(.

G3 is a lot contrastier. I still have a few hundred sheets of G2 so I guess at...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-07-2019
Replies: 55
Views: 1,605
Posted By Corran
Wide-angle (17mm) plus whatever you want. More...

Wide-angle (17mm) plus whatever you want. More important is WHEN you are there. Just go shoot.

http://www.garrisaudiovisual.com/photosharing/grandcanyon-7872ss.jpg
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-07-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,738
Posted By Corran
I have no idea what is or is not "chloride paper"...

I have no idea what is or is not "chloride paper" but I've found 130 to be a wonderful developer for most papers. Never seen any odd image tone. It has neutral tone on classic papers and subtle...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-07-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,738
Posted By Corran
I finally tried AZO, making contact prints from...

I finally tried AZO, making contact prints from 8x10 negatives. Made other prints using Ilford Galerie and Ilford Warmtone, and finally someone else made a few contact prints on Lodima using a...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-01-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 632
Posted By Corran
This, and don't forget the reflector. Better...

This, and don't forget the reflector.

Better yet, buy and read a book on lighting.
Forum: Travel 04-30-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,517
Posted By Corran
Option 1 except instead of the M9 bring a 25mm or...

Option 1 except instead of the M9 bring a 25mm or 35mm, depending on your taste, and more film.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-25-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 510
Posted By Corran
The "common wisdom" for E-6 is to underexpose...

The "common wisdom" for E-6 is to underexpose slightly. But in 2019, where scanning and digital printing is pretty much the only game in town for printing from slide film, it is better to nail...
Forum: Nikon RF 04-25-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 2,114
Posted By Corran
Disagree. I prefer the indistinct patch of the...

Disagree. I prefer the indistinct patch of the Nikons over the sharp rectangle of Leicas. YMMV.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 04-24-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,761
Posted By Corran
Why does anyone need 24mp full-frame cameras with...

Why does anyone need 24mp full-frame cameras with max ISO of 32367 or whatever when phone cameras are about the same in most shooting conditions and displayed on typical monitors via...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 04-23-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,343
Posted By Corran
Me too. I don't think I've shot any color with...

Me too. I don't think I've shot any color with mine. And the resolution is more than enough - this is a 5x7 print from a T-Max 100 negative on Ilford ART 300...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 04-23-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,343
Posted By Corran
I was thinking the same, but its not LTM :(. I...

I was thinking the same, but its not LTM :(.

I like my Perar on my M6. Fits into a small pocket still.



The Perar is sharp in the center but the outer 1/4 of the frame (corners especially) is...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 04-22-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,009
Posted By Corran
I used XP until way past it's expiration date but...

I used XP until way past it's expiration date but come on into the modern world. For one, a non-buggy 64-bit platform so you can use more than 4gb of ram...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-22-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,959
Posted By Corran
Regarding the 'great photographers' you...

Regarding the 'great photographers' you mention...how many prints have you bought from them?
Forum: Zeiss Contax 04-21-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,801
Posted By Corran
A couple images I took today with my Contax I(f)...

A couple images I took today with my Contax I(f) and Zeiss 5cm f/1.5 Sonnar (black and nickel), on Kodak XX, dev'd in HC-110 dil....
Forum: Nikon RF 04-20-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 2,114
Posted By Corran
If the SP had a built in meter I wouldn't own any...

If the SP had a built in meter I wouldn't own any Leica. The Nikon SP is simply the best rangefinder ever made, it just lacks a bit of convenience due to the lack of internal meter.

By the way -...
Forum: Photo Software 04-15-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,286
Posted By Corran
I've been running a 64-bit OS for almost 10 years...

I've been running a 64-bit OS for almost 10 years now. How is this news?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-14-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 7,331
Posted By Corran
First reply is all that was needed.

First reply is all that was needed.
Forum: Nikon RF 04-12-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 790
Posted By Corran
I looked this up because I was curious at the...

I looked this up because I was curious at the really low price, but please note 1) it's not a 2005 reissue and 2) it's a 3.5cm f/2.5.

Totally not applicable.

Actually neither of your examples are...
Forum: Nikon RF 04-12-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 790
Posted By Corran
Okay, but were these the reissue lenses? Seems...

Okay, but were these the reissue lenses?

Seems like SP 2005 cameras lose a lot of value separated from their matched lens.

Mine is certainly not leaving my hands.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-09-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 1,365
Posted By Corran
Depends on what you mean by "cheap" but I use a...

Depends on what you mean by "cheap" but I use a Schneider 38mm f/5.6 XL lens (about $1000 normally, or as low as $800 if you keep an eye out) on a variety of cameras - including 2x3 Century Graphic,...
Forum: Optics Theory - 04-04-2019
Replies: 86
Views: 3,341
Posted By Corran
lol, did B&H take back the camera/lens that you...

lol, did B&H take back the camera/lens that you said you purchased last year, despite there being no problems with it except your misunderstanding about distortion?
Forum: Zeiss Contax 04-02-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 981
Posted By Corran
I have a late Contax I(f) that came with the...

I have a late Contax I(f) that came with the correct black and nickel 5cm f/1.5 Sonnar. I bought a cheap 40.5mm size hood on eBay from China, and it threads on perfectly. It's even the correct pitch...
Forum: Nikon RF 04-01-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1,331
Posted By Corran
Missed this year's Nikon RF month as I've been...

Missed this year's Nikon RF month as I've been shooting almost exclusively with my Widelux in 35mm. However in February I did shoot some with my Nikon SP so have a few images from that...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-15-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 708
Posted By Corran
You're right. Everyone should question and...

You're right. Everyone should question and confirm things themselves. Common "wisdom" is sometimes not relevant or even wrong.

However, this includes questioning the source and their experience....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-15-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 708
Posted By Corran
LOL. Thanks for posting the photos! Personally,...

LOL. Thanks for posting the photos! Personally, it looks like I would prefer to avoid the old used-up DDX. Not sure what your results with old DDX has to do with T-Max developer, as well.

I have an...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 03-11-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 873
Posted By Corran
Bought the same exact washer last year. Reported...

Bought the same exact washer last year. Reported to work very well, and in my use has worked great as far as I can see. Installed a cute little system to run the washer off the sink sprayer supply...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 02-28-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,356
Posted By Corran
Yep that's the camera I use and would recommend....

Yep that's the camera I use and would recommend. Mine is the 6x15 model.
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 02-28-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,356
Posted By Corran
Look into 3D printed panoramic cameras that shoot...

Look into 3D printed panoramic cameras that shoot 120. A 90mm on 6x15 is great for a normalish focal length. 58mm Schneider XL is amazing for ultrawide. With the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-28-2019
Replies: 100
Views: 4,705
Posted By Corran
Was/am a backer. Good things come to those who...

Was/am a backer. Good things come to those who wait. They have been fairly transparent and communicative, unlike some. A delayed product is better than none, so I continue to wait patiently.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-28-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,900
Posted By Corran
Well last week on a work trip I travelled with my...

Well last week on a work trip I travelled with my 8x20 ulf camera, as well as 4x5 and 35mm too. Exposed 6 sheets of 8x20, 10 sheets of 4x5, and a couple rolls. People need to stop obsessing over...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-27-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,067
Posted By Corran
Yes, through a message you can send prospective...

Yes, through a message you can send prospective buyers "offers." But their is also offer buttons for auctions, for buyers to send them instead of competing in the auction, and that's probably what he...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-27-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,067
Posted By Corran
Just hover over the link and see what page it is...

Just hover over the link and see what page it is pointing towards!
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-27-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,067
Posted By Corran
No no, they added a feature where a "send offer"...

No no, they added a feature where a "send offer" button is added to auctions. As opposed to BIN where one can make an offer under the ask, this is more like trying to get someone to cancel an auction...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-26-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,067
Posted By Corran
Um yes, it's not meant for you. It's for a...

Um yes, it's not meant for you. It's for a prospective buyer.

It's even on auctions now, much to the surprise of many sellers. It's been that way for a while I think. Probably to combat the many who...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-03-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,008
Posted By Corran
But why? If you've always used film and have a...

But why? If you've always used film and have a good system, why bother?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 01-29-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,630
Posted By Corran
I looked and couldn't find a recent sale on eBay....

I looked and couldn't find a recent sale on eBay. I am unsure what one would go for these days. There's a couple cameras+lenses available on eBay for over $1k but I think those have been there for...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 01-29-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,630
Posted By Corran
I have one, as well as the even rarer collapsible...

I have one, as well as the even rarer collapsible Nikkor 5cm f/3.5 (Elmar clone).

The 50mm f/2 collapsible from what I've seen shoots just the same as the normal rigid lens. Sample variation itself...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-18-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 690
Posted By Corran
Are you developing yourself? Scanning? Very...

Are you developing yourself? Scanning?

Very unlikely that it's the film.
Forum: Nikon RF 01-18-2019
Replies: 396
Views: 7,247
Posted By Corran
Right, I was just trying to follow his logic (or...

Right, I was just trying to follow his logic (or lack thereof) from the previous question about an FM2...

I thought about the mirrorless lenses, with regard to a new film camera. That would imply...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-18-2019
Replies: 396
Views: 7,247
Posted By Corran
Who said anything about an AE rangefinder? Are...

Who said anything about an AE rangefinder? Are you kidding?

That would have to be a new design, from the ground up, since Nikon never had a meter in their rangefinders, much less an AE mode....
Forum: Nikon RF 01-18-2019
Replies: 396
Views: 7,247
Posted By Corran
To be fair, there are a lot of people who are...

To be fair, there are a lot of people who are obsessive about buying things new, and would never touch used gear. I don't get the sentiment, but I've seen it often.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-18-2019
Replies: 63
Views: 2,279
Posted By Corran
No. There is just as much importance to the...

No. There is just as much importance to the choice of aperture and subject distance etc. in the look of an image as the lighting.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-18-2019
Replies: 63
Views: 2,279
Posted By Corran
Read my second to last sentence. Basically I...

Read my second to last sentence.

Basically I think that even if the light and shadow interplay would make an image have a lot of volume and pop it can be destroyed by the overuse of short DOF.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-18-2019
Replies: 63
Views: 2,279
Posted By Corran
Let me also propose something else, with regard...

Let me also propose something else, with regard to the sensation of "3D rendering."

For years I have pushed back on the idea that the feeling of "3D-ness" in a photograph was a property of the lens...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-17-2019
Replies: 396
Views: 7,247
Posted By Corran
Google tells me an FM2 was $364 in 1983....

Google tells me an FM2 was $364 in 1983. According to an inflation calculator, in 2017 dollars that is about $900.

How many FM2's were made? I can't find that number via a few minutes of Googling. I...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-17-2019
Replies: 63
Views: 2,279
Posted By Corran
colker, you can believe whatever subjective thing...

colker, you can believe whatever subjective thing you want. I don't find 35mm flat at all, or I should say, any flatter than larger formats, when shot similarly.

I shoot plenty of f/64 and beyond...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-17-2019
Replies: 63
Views: 2,279
Posted By Corran
Well of course a 35mm slide doesn't look as...

Well of course a 35mm slide doesn't look as "impressive" as a 6x7 slide. This doesn't really have anything to do with the actual rendering of the scene, and once enlarged to the same size, that...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-17-2019
Replies: 63
Views: 2,279
Posted By Corran
Many people like larger film formats because of...

Many people like larger film formats because of the smoother tonality imparted. This is in part from larger film area exposed, giving a higher sampling rate, as well as less enlargement to get the...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-17-2019
Replies: 63
Views: 2,279
Posted By Corran
You've clearly not read or looked at what I...

You've clearly not read or looked at what I posted.

Those 3 images are (not in this order) taken with a 35mm, 50mm, and 135mm lenses, each with a corresponding "crop" to a "smaller" sensor. This is...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-17-2019
Replies: 63
Views: 2,279
Posted By Corran
What you appear to be saying, and is confirmed in...

What you appear to be saying, and is confirmed in that video, is that the only thing that matters is the distance to the subject, which I have continually said. Of course the look of an image is...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-17-2019
Replies: 63
Views: 2,279
Posted By Corran
I still shoot 8x10. Reasons? Tonality,...

I still shoot 8x10. Reasons? Tonality, resolution, contact printing, manipulation of the plane of focus (in all larger formats of course), etc.

Again, you are simply wrong. Here's the proof.

These...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-17-2019
Replies: 63
Views: 2,279
Posted By Corran
I suggest you go take a portrait with a 105mm on...

I suggest you go take a portrait with a 105mm on a digital camera, then shoot another image with a 50mm lens at the same position, and then crop that image to the same relative composition as the...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-17-2019
Replies: 63
Views: 2,279
Posted By Corran
colker, you're quite simply wrong. I can use a...

colker, you're quite simply wrong.

I can use a 210mm lens on 8x10 and get the same perspective distortion as a 28mm lens on 35mm or a 18mm lens on APS-C. This is simple optical science.

The look of...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-16-2019
Replies: 63
Views: 2,279
Posted By Corran
A common misconception. So as to avoid...

A common misconception. So as to avoid differences between lens designs, consider a Tessar lens of 45mm on 35mm film or digital FF (cropped to 4:5 aspect ratio) , 180mm Tessar on 4x5, and a 360mm...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-16-2019
Replies: 63
Views: 2,279
Posted By Corran
True, until it does. Landscape photography is...

True, until it does. Landscape photography is generally not done at f/2.8, ISO 800 for a reason.

Seems like a lot of folks talk about "mobility" and "city," which of course is different.

Pick the...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-15-2019
Replies: 63
Views: 2,279
Posted By Corran
I think the word you are looking for is laziness.

I think the word you are looking for is laziness.
Forum: Nikon RF 01-11-2019
Replies: 396
Views: 7,247
Posted By Corran
Yes, almost 20 years ago, when the 2.7mp Nikon D1...

Yes, almost 20 years ago, when the 2.7mp Nikon D1 had just been released and "pro" digital was in its infancy. And now they don't make cameras anymore, because...there isn't a market for it.

All of...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-11-2019
Replies: 396
Views: 7,247
Posted By Corran
You're right. But most of them are using K1000s,...

You're right. But most of them are using K1000s, Nikon FEs, and Canon AE1s. Some of them maybe a Pentax 6x7 or older Rolleiflex. The high-priced cameras are often going to collectors who don't use...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-10-2019
Replies: 396
Views: 7,247
Posted By Corran
Well Nikon did, in 2000 and 2005. I mean, it was...

Well Nikon did, in 2000 and 2005.

I mean, it was a limited-run, special remake of their classic S3 and SP rangefinders, but still - who else has ever done such a thing?

I have a Nikon SP 2005 and...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-09-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1,409
Posted By Corran
Dominik, Erik, apologies but yes I was thinking...

Dominik, Erik, apologies but yes I was thinking of Foma.

I found it, personally, to be more matte and harder to use than Ilford. I also found it to have a wicked dry-down.

If Adox has less...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-08-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 708
Posted By Corran
I have adapted my Nikkor 8mm f/2.8 circular...

I have adapted my Nikkor 8mm f/2.8 circular fisheye and 16mm f/3.5 full-frame fisheye to my Leicas and other RF cameras.

I found a simple viewfinder on eBay for the circular fisheye - basically a...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-08-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1,409
Posted By Corran
If they do they are not commonly found or...

If they do they are not commonly found or advertised. Frankly there's so many numbers and types from Adox that my eyes gloss over. I tried some Adox in years past, matte surface, and the tone was...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-08-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1,409
Posted By Corran
Ilford Warmtone in Ansco 130 (purchase from PF)...

Ilford Warmtone in Ansco 130 (purchase from PF) works great and is not green, and lasts forever - even keeps well in open trays. My favorite for MG printing.

Also the only paper with a semi-matte...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-08-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 6,867
Posted By Corran
Prefer the Lloyd's here. I have one as well as 3...

Prefer the Lloyd's here.
I have one as well as 3 Alden's...just what I've picked up cheaply. I put the good film in the Lloyd's...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-08-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1,409
Posted By Corran
Stick with Ilford of course.

Stick with Ilford of course.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-06-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,554
Posted By Corran
As a side-note to this, early non-tick mark...

As a side-note to this, early non-tick mark lenses that still have the 9-blade design also have the overhanging f/stop ring, making them only mount to the older cameras.

I have a complete set...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-16-2018
Replies: 72
Views: 2,853
Posted By Corran
I freelance for one of the largest photography...

I freelance for one of the largest photography companies in the world.

The company sends out gear for us and we exclusively use the lowest-end Nikon DSLR from 2 generations ago, with kit lenses and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-09-2018
Replies: 62
Views: 1,683
Posted By Corran
Yeah nah. Street is just a commonly used label....

Yeah nah.

Street is just a commonly used label. Would you argue that "classical music" is a bad term because in its day it was pop music? That term was not around during Bach or Mozart's time.

More...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-09-2018
Replies: 62
Views: 1,683
Posted By Corran
That's what I was thinking reading the premise of...

That's what I was thinking reading the premise of this thread.

Oftentimes "50 years of experience with photography" often means "someone who can't come to grips with anything outside of their...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 12-09-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 1,437
Posted By Corran
I just remembered that some years ago I did a...

I just remembered that some years ago I did a quick test of all my 50mm lenses on my M9 to see the differences of rendering and contrast. I found the images and luckily had some notes about what...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 12-09-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 1,437
Posted By Corran
Ah, I understand now. Yes, my prewar Sonnar has...

Ah, I understand now. Yes, my prewar Sonnar has lower contrast overall (more open shadows). It's actually a nice effect and I have before shot with that in mind. Try it with some slide film and you...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 12-09-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 1,437
Posted By Corran
I have both a black and nickel pre-war and a...

I have both a black and nickel pre-war and a newer T*, Opton I think.

I've never noticed much flare from either. I tend to use a hood though on them always.

I sold my Leica M9 recently so I no...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-08-2018
Replies: 80
Views: 2,839
Posted By Corran
Back when incandescent bulbs were everywhere, and...

Back when incandescent bulbs were everywhere, and not supplanted by CFL / LED, the standard in-home color temperature of light was around 2700-3000K. I am sure there are some interesting color...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-08-2018
Replies: 80
Views: 2,839
Posted By Corran
Larry, if slides were meant to show pure "white"...

Larry, if slides were meant to show pure "white" when projected by a warm incandescent, the base material would have to be bluish. So I don't agree with your premise on color balance of the slide....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-07-2018
Replies: 80
Views: 2,839
Posted By Corran
I have never heard such a thing. I would think...

I have never heard such a thing. I would think the color is balanced for daylight, otherwise slides would look strange in daylight, and I don't think that's the case. At least, none of mine ever...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-07-2018
Replies: 80
Views: 2,839
Posted By Corran
Yeah but no negative film looks like slide film,...

Yeah but no negative film looks like slide film, even though some try (and fail, IMO - looking at you, Ektar).

Just this week I shot some 8x10 Fuji RTP and projected HUGE images from an old overhead...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 12-05-2018
Replies: 54
Views: 2,320
Posted By Corran
Oh how I wish it were true. Decided earlier this...

Oh how I wish it were true. Decided earlier this year to sell on my Linhof 70 with 100mm Planar AND 3 other lenses, the 53/100/180 set being RF coupled, and 3 backs incl. the uncommon 6x9 back. No...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-02-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 2,097
Posted By Corran
I have been shooting a lot with my Nikon F3 and...

I have been shooting a lot with my Nikon F3 and AI / AIS lenses. My two favorites have been the newer 50mm f/1.8 and a 20mm f/4 that I picked up for about $150 on eBay. Great lens, and they both fit...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-01-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 1,036
Posted By Corran
Not that it matters, but my personal opinion is...

Not that it matters, but my personal opinion is that $4k is much too much for what such a camera provides. The price reflects rarity and collectability. Hence why few people are "using" the camera...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-01-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 1,036
Posted By Corran
How much are they asking?

How much are they asking?
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-01-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 1,036
Posted By Corran
I think this thread is about the Rolleiflex...

I think this thread is about the Rolleiflex Wide???
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-01-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 1,036
Posted By Corran
I wish. At $4k+ for a cult/collector camera, it's...

I wish. At $4k+ for a cult/collector camera, it's a hard sell. Hope the one you have found locally is a better deal.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-28-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 429
Posted By Corran
It's easy. If you are planning on shooting with a...

It's easy. If you are planning on shooting with a TTL meter, you should get the NON-compensating. If you plan on shooting with an external meter or none at all, get the COMPENSATING aperture...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 11-23-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 662
Posted By Corran
That's a good thought, and very possibly true. I...

That's a good thought, and very possibly true. I was assuming commercial manufacture. In to the parts box it goes.
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