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Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 1 Day Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 776
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Also, for fair use you clearly attribute the...

Also, for fair use you clearly attribute the creator of the work. The article being discussed here did not do that.
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 1 Day Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 776
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
I disagree. As someone who does make his living...

I disagree. As someone who does make his living from photography, I aggressively work to stop unauthorized use of my photos. Letting people use them for 'inconsequential' things makes the photos...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 1 Day Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 105
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Contact Tiffen, the manufacturer of Domke, and...

Contact Tiffen, the manufacturer of Domke, and ask them if they can sell you one.
Forum: Chris Crawford 4 Days Ago
Replies: 107
Views: 3,761
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/examples/chris-longh...

http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/examples/chris-longhair-2007.jpg


An old photo of me from 2007, but my hair looks the same. I have a long beard now!
Forum: Chris Crawford 5 Days Ago
Replies: 107
Views: 3,761
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Awesome! Thank you :D

Awesome! Thank you :D
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 5 Days Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 412
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Some lenses that were great on film perform badly...

Some lenses that were great on film perform badly on digital. I don't know if that's true of the lens you're using, though. You could try it on film and see if the result is better.


If it is bad on...
Forum: Chris Crawford 6 Days Ago
Replies: 107
Views: 3,761
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/family-snapshots/lei...

http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/family-snapshots/leica3f/images/2019-10-15-0008-persp.jpg

Another from Waynedale. My son gets his hair cut at this barbershop. I don't get haircuts, my hair is so long...
Forum: Chris Crawford 6 Days Ago
Replies: 2,570
Views: 371,949
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_f...

http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_full/10-10-19-sneaky-1.jpg


Sneaky, the cat I rescued from neglectful neighbors who were letting him starve, looking cute outside my house.


You can...
Forum: Chris Crawford 6 Days Ago
Replies: 107
Views: 3,761
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/family-snapshots/lei...

http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/family-snapshots/leica3f/images/2019-10-16-0001.jpg

Shot with the 50mm Summitar on Delta 400. The lens showed no flare despite facing slightly toward the sun!

This is...
Forum: Chris Crawford 6 Days Ago
Replies: 107
Views: 3,761
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Sneaky is the best subject. Of course, all Leica...

Sneaky is the best subject. Of course, all Leica users are required to use their Leicas to photograph cats. :p
Forum: Chris Crawford 6 Days Ago
Replies: 107
Views: 3,761
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Captured the excitement of the fans well! I...

Captured the excitement of the fans well!


I think you'll like the Summitar. Wide open it is soft at the edges but it is EXTREMELY sharp in the center. Stopped down, the edges get sharp too. I think...
Forum: Chris Crawford 6 Days Ago
Replies: 107
Views: 3,761
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/family-snapshots/lei...

http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/family-snapshots/leica3f/images/10-10-19-sneaky-1.jpg




Another photo of Sneaky. I shot this one with the 50mm Summitar on Ilford Delta 400. For those who don't know...
Forum: Chris Crawford 1 Week Ago
Replies: 107
Views: 3,761
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Cool photo! Did the bike fall down drunk? lol

Cool photo!



Did the bike fall down drunk? lol
Forum: Chris Crawford 1 Week Ago
Replies: 107
Views: 3,761
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Thanks, Farlymac. I'm probably going to stick to...

Thanks, Farlymac. I'm probably going to stick to all Leica lenses, too (except my 135, which is a Canon).


The only lens I really want now is a 90mm Elmar. I tried to buy one recently but could not...
Forum: Chris Crawford 1 Week Ago
Replies: 107
Views: 3,761
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
The built-in finder only covers 50mm lenses. I...

The built-in finder only covers 50mm lenses. I don't like it; it is not just because it is small. The edges are fuzzy, making framing hard, and it is not very accurate.


Because OC had given me a...
Forum: Chris Crawford 1 Week Ago
Replies: 107
Views: 3,761
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Charles and Erik, I love the 35 Elmar's...

Charles and Erik,


I love the 35 Elmar's rendering. I'd read so much bad stuff about it online that when I got it I figured that I'd eventually need to come up with the money for a 'better' lens...
Forum: Chris Crawford 1 Week Ago
Replies: 2,570
Views: 371,949
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_f...

http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_full/wells-street-bike.jpg


This bicycle was chained to a bike rack in front of The Big Eyed Fish, a restaurant on Wells Street in Fort Wayne,...
Forum: Chris Crawford 1 Week Ago
Replies: 107
Views: 3,761
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Thanks, OC. I've been shooting a lot the last...

Thanks, OC. I've been shooting a lot the last couple weeks but am behind in getting stuff scanned. Here's a new one with the 35mm...
Forum: Travel 1 Week Ago
Replies: 68
Views: 1,517
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Daniel, Nice to see a fellow Hoosier here. I...

Daniel,


Nice to see a fellow Hoosier here. I lived in Santa Fe for a couple of years. Its too bad that you missed out on meeting Mary Mora in Cerrillos. She owned the bar visible in your photo...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 512
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
The G lenses won't work on the OP's camera. The...

The G lenses won't work on the OP's camera. The old Nikon N90/F90 is a 1990s camera that requires lenses with an aperture ring.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 1,167
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Looking good, Charles.

Looking good, Charles.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 512
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Why is your current lens only usable at two...

Why is your current lens only usable at two f-stops? That lens you have is not a pro zoom, but it is not a bad lens, either. If yours is that bad, you have a bad example.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 1 Week Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 417
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
That's not dirt, it is fungus. It needs to be...

That's not dirt, it is fungus. It needs to be cleaned or it will get worse and can spread to other lenses you own, destroying them.


If the fungus has been there a long time, it can actually etch...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 1,167
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Awesome! Post some pics once you get them scanned.

Awesome! Post some pics once you get them scanned.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 1,167
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Charles, I'm glad I was able to help you. Your...

Charles,


I'm glad I was able to help you. Your first effort looks good. My first time had spots and streaks! The only problem with yours is the darker tones are kind of flat; I think that's from...
Forum: RFF Polls 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 445
Views: 75,762
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Where did you find a Leica for sale in Indiana?...

Where did you find a Leica for sale in Indiana? Roberts?
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 291
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
The way it works is you point the meter at...

The way it works is you point the meter at something you want rendered black, then press the Shadow button. The exposure it indicates will make the thing you metered look black in the photo.

The...
Forum: Chris Crawford 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 272
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
This is the best one: The i1 Display Pro...

This is the best one: The i1 Display Pro (https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/798930-REG/X_Rite_EODIS3_i1Display_Pro.html).


Its what I use. It works on my NEC Spectraview screen using the NEC...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 1,167
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
As several others have pointed out, use plain...

As several others have pointed out, use plain water instead of acid stop bath. Anything acidic destroys image stain.
Forum: Chris Crawford 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 75
Views: 6,428
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Thanks, O.C. She isn't doing well now. She has...

Thanks, O.C. She isn't doing well now. She has been in the hospital for over a month now battling a series of nasty infections. Over the weekend she had a fever of 105 degrees and drifted in and out...
Forum: Chris Crawford 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 107
Views: 3,761
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Here are a couple more. These were both shot with...

Here are a couple more. These were both shot with the 50mm Summitar.


http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_full/9-27-19-mack-1.jpg

My son, Mack. He's 22 years old, and in his final year...
Forum: Chris Crawford 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 107
Views: 3,761
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Yes, it is! I'm surprised how great it is.

Yes, it is! I'm surprised how great it is.
Forum: Chris Crawford 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 107
Views: 3,761
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
A couple more with the 3.5cm f3.5...

A couple more with the 3.5cm f3.5 Elmar.







http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/family-snapshots/leica3f/images/2019-09-28-0006.jpg
Forum: Chris Crawford 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 107
Views: 3,761
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Cute pic. I never knew there was a 50mm Hektor!...

Cute pic. I never knew there was a 50mm Hektor! Seems like the usual standard lens for a Barnack is the 50mm f3.5 Elmar. I'd like to try one but they seem kind of expensive given how common they are,...
Forum: Chris Crawford 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 107
Views: 3,761
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/family-snapshots/lei...

http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/family-snapshots/leica3f/images/2019-09-28-0002.jpg


Wells Street in Fort Wayne, Indiana. 3.5cm f3.5 Elmar on Ilford Delta...
Forum: Chris Crawford 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 156
Views: 5,424
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Alfredian, I don't know what Sneaky is. I stole...

Alfredian,


I don't know what Sneaky is. I stole him from my neighbor who was too stoned to care for Sneaky. He looks like he is at least partially a Maine Coon/Forest Cat type, but I don't really...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 359
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
The Kardon was a copy of the screwmount Leica III...

The Kardon was a copy of the screwmount Leica III series cameras, with some improvements. The basic operation should be the same.

Shutter speeds have two dials, one for high speeds and one for low....
Forum: Chris Crawford 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 156
Views: 5,424
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/family-snapshots/sne...

http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/family-snapshots/sneaky/images/P92700155.jpg



Have you ever seen such a comfortable cat?

Yesterday morning, Sneaky came inside and ate breakfast. Then he snooped...
Forum: Chris Crawford 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 107
Views: 3,761
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
I'm going to get a 90mm lens next week. I'd like...

I'm going to get a 90mm lens next week. I'd like to eventually get a 28mm, too. I don't think I'll need any other accessories. Visoflex is too much of a pain to mess with when I have several SLRs...
Forum: Chris Crawford 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 107
Views: 3,761
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
I bought a VIOOH last week. You're right, it is...

I bought a VIOOH last week. You're right, it is very nice. I even use it with 50mm lenses because it is easier to see through and gives more accurate framing than the tiny built-in viewfinder.

Love...
Forum: Chris Crawford 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 107
Views: 3,761
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
The Canon accessory finder that automatically...

The Canon accessory finder that automatically corrects parallax is neat; too bad Leica never had something like that.

The Leica Universal Finder (VIOOH) that I have doesn't have any coupling to the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 1,167
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
no, its not. PMK negatives scan beautifully.

no, its not. PMK negatives scan beautifully.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 1,167
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
If you ever decide to use PMK with Ilford, Kodak,...

If you ever decide to use PMK with Ilford, Kodak, Foma, or Fuji Acros check out my tested developing times for those films.

http://crawfordphotoschool.com/film/developing.php?tab=3
Forum: Chris Crawford 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 107
Views: 3,761
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
O.C. had mine cleaned by DAG before he gave it to...

O.C. had mine cleaned by DAG before he gave it to me, and the glass looks flawless. That must be the secret to its good performance.
Forum: Chris Crawford 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 107
Views: 3,761
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
I developed my films last night. The 3.5cm Elmar...

I developed my films last night. The 3.5cm Elmar is VERY sharp, even to the edges. A lot of people online say it is a poor lens and that the later 35mm f3.5 or f2.8 Summar lenses are better. Maybe...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 1,167
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
I'm a big fan of PMK, and have used it for 13...

I'm a big fan of PMK, and have used it for 13 years. Its not my only developer, but for some films I really love it. In my experience it works best on Ilford FP4 and HP5, and on Foma films. It is...
Forum: Chris Crawford 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 156
Views: 5,424
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
I enjoyed it. I need to find the other two...

I enjoyed it. I need to find the other two volumes and buy them. This one is the second, it covers the years between the end of World War I and Churchill's becoming prime minister in the early days...
Forum: Chris Crawford 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 107
Views: 3,761
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
The 25mm f1.8 and the 45mm f1.8 are both...

The 25mm f1.8 and the 45mm f1.8 are both incredible bargains. Olympus often puts them on sale for $250 each. The 45 is a great portrait lens.


I don't like the wideangle counterpart to these lenses,...
Forum: Chris Crawford 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 107
Views: 3,761
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/family-snapshots/lei...

http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/family-snapshots/leica3f/images/P9260020.jpg




Here's the camera with the VIOOH finder and the 3.5cm f3.5 Elmar. I shot this lens for the first time today, since I...
Forum: Chris Crawford 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 107
Views: 3,761
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Yeah, I will post the stuff there, I have been...

Yeah, I will post the stuff there, I have been really far behind in my photo editing. I've had to take on a lot of web design work because I haven't sold a print in awhile now, so that has kept me...
Forum: Chris Crawford 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 107
Views: 3,761
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Interestingly, there is a 28mm adapter for the...

Interestingly, there is a 28mm adapter for the VIOOH. It is a lens that screws over the front of the finder. Unfortunately, it is fairly expensive, about $150 (the VIOOH cost me $40).
Forum: Chris Crawford 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 156
Views: 5,424
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/family-snapshots/sne...

http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/family-snapshots/sneaky/images/P9250011.jpg



http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/family-snapshots/sneaky/images/P9250014.jpg



http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/family-snapshots...
Forum: Chris Crawford 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 107
Views: 3,761
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
An update: I haven't posted any new photos...

An update: I haven't posted any new photos because my original testing of the camera showed that the shutter was giving uneven exposures and the second curtain was closing on the first one before...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 649
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Here are factory service manuals for several...

Here are factory service manuals for several Compur shutter models:


http://learncamerarepair.com/productlist.php?category=2&secondary=20
Forum: Chris Crawford 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 156
Views: 5,424
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Maybe. Some cats are just murderous. My grandpa...

Maybe. Some cats are just murderous. My grandpa had a cat who killed more than 9000 small animals in her 20 year life, and she was VERY well fed. She only ate the chipmunks, nothing else. The rest...
Forum: Chris Crawford 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 156
Views: 5,424
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Came home this afternoon to find Sneaky sitting...

Came home this afternoon to find Sneaky sitting next to his latest kill, another shrew.


Last week he chased an opossum out of the yard. A few nights ago, he was in the house when he saw the opossum...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 670
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
What I wrote is the actual history and the...

What I wrote is the actual history and the technical facts about those films.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 670
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Developing for the higher speed just increases...

Developing for the higher speed just increases contrast and grain. The recommendation to do so comes from a fundamental misunderstanding of how Tmax 3200 and Delta 3200 work.

Before Tmax 3200 came...
Forum: Chris Crawford 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 156
Views: 5,424
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/family-snapshots/sne...

http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/family-snapshots/sneaky/images/P9240002.jpg



http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/family-snapshots/sneaky/images/P9240005.jpg

Sneaky looking sad, trying to guilt me into...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 670
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
I've shot more than 1000 rolls of Tmax 3200 and...

I've shot more than 1000 rolls of Tmax 3200 and Delta 3200 and I have never developed the films for the next highest speed. That's a silly falsehood that got its start online. Overdeveloping film is...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 670
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
I don't understand why people insist on using the...

I don't understand why people insist on using the MDC when manufacturer's data sheets are available. In my experience, Kodak and Ilford give times on their datasheets that are perfect most of the...
Forum: Chris Crawford 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 156
Views: 5,424
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/family-snapshots/sne...

http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/family-snapshots/sneaky/images/P9220048.jpg

Every time Sneaky goes outside, he returns covered in leaves. He likes to prowl in the bushes, where he hides to stalk...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 1,384
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
I had looked at the Manfrotto 410 for years, but...

I had looked at the Manfrotto 410 for years, but it is expensive and has a bad reputation for becoming loose and wobbly after a few yrs of use.


I bought the Benro geared head...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 1,384
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
I despise ballheads. Damn near impossible to get...

I despise ballheads. Damn near impossible to get precise camera positioning. I have a few pan-tilt heads, but now I use a geared head for everything.
Forum: Chris Crawford 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 156
Views: 5,424
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Sneaky's fleas have been gone for months now....

Sneaky's fleas have been gone for months now. He's gotten really healthy since I got rid of the fleas and treated him for tapeworms (which he got from the fleas).
Forum: Chris Crawford 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 156
Views: 5,424
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/family-snapshots/sne...

http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/family-snapshots/sneaky/images/P9200006.jpg


Tonight Sneaky came in and ate, then slept next to his beloved cans of Fancy Feast and packs of kitty treats. He was...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-17-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 368
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
http://learncamerarepair.com/product.php?product=8...

http://learncamerarepair.com/product.php?product=81&category=2&secondary=9
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-15-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 581
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
I have not tried the canon, but I have a 50mm f2...

I have not tried the canon, but I have a 50mm f2 Summitar. It is tack sharp in the center wide open and becomes so in the corners after stopping down. It is lower contrast than modern lenses but for...
Forum: Chris Crawford 09-15-2019
Replies: 156
Views: 5,424
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Sneaky has never been mean to me, but I have seen...

Sneaky has never been mean to me, but I have seen him go from being very loving to me to instantly grabbing and murdering some small animal just for fun, then back to being sweet after it is dead....
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-14-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 325
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
I wonder why anyone would want those speeds, too....

I wonder why anyone would want those speeds, too. I had an F4 for a long time, and the weather sealing on the normal version was great. I used to take it out in heavy rain with no problems.
Forum: Chris Crawford 09-14-2019
Replies: 156
Views: 5,424
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Haven't posted any photos of Sneaky in a while....

Haven't posted any photos of Sneaky in a while. Here are some from yesterday morning! He was in the kitchen hoping for MORE food (He already ate a bowl of canned food plus a large number of...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 09-12-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 664
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Don't use bottled waters sold as drinking water;...

Don't use bottled waters sold as drinking water; they have dissolved minerals in them for taste. You need distilled water. Where do you live? In the USA distilled water is easy to find. Kroger,...
Forum: Chris Crawford 09-12-2019
Replies: 107
Views: 3,761
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
A couple more...

A couple more photos!


http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/family-snapshots/leica3f/images/2019-09-12-0004.jpg


Shot on Ilford HP5 with the 50mm Summitar
Forum: Chris Crawford 09-12-2019
Replies: 107
Views: 3,761
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
I also shoot micro 4/3 digital. You can adapt...

I also shoot micro 4/3 digital. You can adapt just about anything to m4/3 but to be honest, I see no reason to. The Olympus Pro Series lenses I use are incredible, and adapted lenses are just a pain...
Forum: Chris Crawford 09-12-2019
Replies: 107
Views: 3,761
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
I've been a professional artist for 25 years. I...

I've been a professional artist for 25 years. I don't need to 'limit' myself to 'learn.' I need the equipment to shoot any photograph that I see, and many photographs just plain cannot be done with a...
Forum: Chris Crawford 09-12-2019
Replies: 107
Views: 3,761
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
I scanned some photos last...

I scanned some photos last night!




http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/family-snapshots/leica3f/images/2019-09-11-0002.jpg


Wells Street in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The building in the middle is Hyde...
Forum: Chris Crawford 09-11-2019
Replies: 107
Views: 3,761
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
How much does your customer want for it? I've...

How much does your customer want for it? I've been thinking of getting one of the Leica VIOOH universal finders once I find some money, but the 3.5cm one might be nice.
Forum: Chris Crawford 09-11-2019
Replies: 107
Views: 3,761
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
I'll try that, thanks. I was holding my eye close...

I'll try that, thanks. I was holding my eye close to it. I compared it last night to the view through an SLR fitted with a 50mm lens, and the Leica IIIf finder showed quite a bit that the SLR finder...
Forum: Chris Crawford 09-10-2019
Replies: 107
Views: 3,761
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Just got done developing the negs. They're still...

Just got done developing the negs. They're still drying down in the basement, but I looked at some of the pics with a magnifier and they look very sharp.

Preliminary verdict is the lenses are...
Forum: Chris Crawford 09-10-2019
Replies: 107
Views: 3,761
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
The first pics I have probably won't be great...

The first pics I have probably won't be great art; the light has been really harsh, ugly bright sun. I couldn't wait to try the camera though, and better to learn how to use it on unimportant photos....
Forum: Chris Crawford 09-10-2019
Replies: 107
Views: 3,761
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Just got a Barnack Leica!

http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/family-snapshots/leica3f/images/P9100014.jpg




http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/family-snapshots/leica3f/images/P9100016.jpg
Forum: Chris Crawford 09-10-2019
Replies: 2,570
Views: 371,949
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Thanks. That photo is always going to be one of...

Thanks. That photo is always going to be one of my favorites. I used to have a large print of it on the wall, but I donated it to a charity auction about 5 or 6 years ago. I need to get a frame and...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 09-06-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 853
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There is a good reason for what I wrote. VC paper...

There is a good reason for what I wrote. VC paper allows more increase in contrast than decrease. Remember that Grade 2 is standard contrast, but VC paper can go up to grade 5. It is easier to...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 09-06-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 853
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
That is a very bad idea. Longer developing times...

That is a very bad idea. Longer developing times do NOT give the same effect as longer exposure. Instead, it increases contrast which makes it hard to print the film with full highlight and shadow...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 09-06-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 853
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Rodinal is still listed in Ilford's latest tech...

Rodinal is still listed in Ilford's latest tech data sheep for Delta 100, which was last updated in November, 2018.


Here's the link to download it as a PDF --> Delta 100 Tech Sheet...
Forum: Chris Crawford 09-05-2019
Replies: 2,570
Views: 371,949
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My grandfather, John Westerfield, used to own a cottage on Goose Lake in Whitley County, Indiana. This pier belonged to his...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 09-04-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 719
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Its possible your waste pad if full. When that...

Its possible your waste pad if full. When that happens ,you'll often get nozzles that won't unclog. I your printer does not have user-replaceable waste tanks, its basically time to buy a new printer...
Forum: Chris Crawford 09-04-2019
Replies: 2,570
Views: 371,949
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Another of my favorite photographs. This one was made back in 2001. I photographed it just as the sun was setting. There was...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 09-03-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 719
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Did you put the cartridges in the right places?...

Did you put the cartridges in the right places? Looks like stuff that should be dark is printing light, like you had the light black ink in the dark black slot?
Forum: Chris Crawford 09-03-2019
Replies: 156
Views: 5,424
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Well my cat just racked up another kill! I was...

Well my cat just racked up another kill!

I was outside with him a few minutes ago (12:30am) when I saw a HUGE katydid on my garage door. It was the biggest I have ever seen, about 2 inches...
Forum: Chris Crawford 09-03-2019
Replies: 2,570
Views: 371,949
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Thanks, Robert. That is still one of the best...

Thanks, Robert. That is still one of the best photographs I have ever made, even though it was 21 years ago when I was a student. I have a large print of it on my wall.
Forum: Chris Crawford 09-03-2019
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Views: 371,949
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Here is another photograph that I made on the foggy morning last month in rural Allen County, Indiana. This is number three of...
Forum: Chris Crawford 09-03-2019
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Views: 371,949
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Thanks. That photo has been unexpectedly popular...

Thanks. That photo has been unexpectedly popular on social media, it got a ton of likes on my Facebook page. It does have a quiet beauty to it.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 09-03-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 14,974
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Here you go ---> Canonet GIII-17 factory service...

Here you go ---> Canonet GIII-17 factory service manual (http://learncamerarepair.com/product.php?product=23&category=2&secondary=1)



There are links there to two other publications about servicing...
Forum: Chris Crawford 09-02-2019
Replies: 2,570
Views: 371,949
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Here is the second of the four photographs that I made on a very foggy morning at the beginning of August in rural Allen...
Forum: Chris Crawford 09-02-2019
Replies: 156
Views: 5,424
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Look what the cat brought...

Look what the cat brought home!


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http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/family-snapshots/sneaky/images/P9020044.jpg
Forum: Chris Crawford 09-01-2019
Replies: 2,570
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This house was on Pleasant Center Road, west of Bluffton Road, in southwest Allen County, Indiana. The owner abandoned it and...
Forum: Chris Crawford 08-31-2019
Replies: 2,570
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This is a basement window on an ivy-covered brick farmhouse on the eastern edge of Whitley County, Indiana.

I made this...
Forum: Chris Crawford 08-30-2019
Replies: 2,570
Views: 371,949
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This is an old one from way back in 1998. It was part of my art school graduation project! I'm posting it again now because...
Forum: Chris Crawford 08-29-2019
Replies: 2,570
Views: 371,949
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I photographed these trees a few weeks ago on a very foggy morning in rural Allen County, Indiana.


The trees grow on the...
Forum: Chris Crawford 08-28-2019
Replies: 2,570
Views: 371,949
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Thanks, David. Here's one I shot yesterday with...

Thanks, David. Here's one I shot yesterday with the Pen-F:




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Forum: Chris Crawford 08-27-2019
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These kids were talking while they waited for the Flying Circus ride to begin at the 2019 Three Rivers Festival last...
Forum: Chris Crawford 08-26-2019
Replies: 2,570
Views: 371,949
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This is one of the two "Pop a balloon with a dart" games at the 2019 Three Rivers Festival last month in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-25-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,999
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I've been to the Art Institute of Chicago many...

I've been to the Art Institute of Chicago many times over the years. They have a really good photography collection, but it was not presented well. I have not been there in about ten years, but in...
Forum: Chris Crawford 08-22-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 6,428
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
She's not doing well. She was recently...

She's not doing well. She was recently hospitalized for a month, and is in a nursing home now. She's not able to walk on her own anymore.
Forum: Chris Crawford 08-22-2019
Replies: 156
Views: 5,424
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Sneaky is a much more skilled hunter. He's been...

Sneaky is a much more skilled hunter. He's been prowling my basement a lot lately; he seems to think there's something down there. I hope there aren't mice, but he'll kill them if there are any!
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-22-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 835
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
I did some of my best work when I was younger...

I did some of my best work when I was younger with a Mamiya C330f. I had to sell it after I graduated from college because I ended up impoverished and sold off a lot of my gear back then. Years later...
Forum: Chris Crawford 08-22-2019
Replies: 156
Views: 5,424
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
He does have a great personality. He gets upset...

He does have a great personality. He gets upset when I am taking pictures instead of paying attention to him. Last week, I was out early in the morning photographing some flowers in my yard that had...
Forum: Chris Crawford 08-21-2019
Replies: 156
Views: 5,424
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
I have more pics to post soon! Sneaky has been...

I have more pics to post soon!


Sneaky has been obsessed with my basement for the last week or so. He keeps wanting to go down there to snoop around, and goes to great lengths to sneak down there. I...
Forum: Chris Crawford 08-21-2019
Replies: 156
Views: 5,424
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http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/family-snapshots/sneaky/images/P6210019.jpg
Forum: Chris Crawford 08-21-2019
Replies: 2,570
Views: 371,949
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Sam Hyde, the owner of Hyde Brothers Books, passed away on July 9, 2019. He was 71 years old. His employees put up this...
Forum: Chris Crawford 08-20-2019
Replies: 2,570
Views: 371,949
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Scout is one of the two cats at Hyde Brothers Books in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

I made this photograph of her a few days after...
Forum: Chris Crawford 08-14-2019
Replies: 2,570
Views: 371,949
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Forum: Chris Crawford 08-12-2019
Replies: 2,570
Views: 371,949
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A basketball game at the carnival at the 2019 Three Rivers Festival at Headwaters Park in downtown Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-09-2019
Replies: 54
Views: 1,233
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Nikor Tanks were American made and were...

Nikor Tanks were American made and were discontinued decades ago. I have several made in the 1960s! The Kalt tanks are rally made in Taiwan and a lot of companies sell them under different names....
Forum: Chris Crawford 08-09-2019
Replies: 2,570
Views: 371,949
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
I've always liked photographing carnivals....

I've always liked photographing carnivals. There's a kind of otherworldliness to the bright lights and fast rides and games all brightly lit at night, but the people attending are all locals.
Forum: Chris Crawford 08-06-2019
Replies: 2,570
Views: 371,949
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When I first saw this woman, I thought that her shirt said: "Win Me." I thought that it was funny, so I photographed her.

...
Forum: Chris Crawford 08-05-2019
Replies: 2,570
Views: 371,949
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"Stephen and Mia's Midway Fun" is a balloon dart game at the 2019 Three Rivers Festival in Fort Wayne, Indiana.


I...
Forum: Chris Crawford 08-04-2019
Replies: 156
Views: 5,424
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
I rarely see him out of our yard. When he's...

I rarely see him out of our yard. When he's outside, he's always there. If I don't see him, I call his name and he'll usually slither out of one of the bushes or flower beds where he was hunting or...
Forum: Chris Crawford 08-03-2019
Replies: 156
Views: 5,424
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
With cats, murder is a feature, not a bug! Like...

With cats, murder is a feature, not a bug!


Like you said, he is sneaky and he has shown me that he is very smart and manipulative. The bell would be a waste of money, he'd defeat it quickly.
Forum: Chris Crawford 08-02-2019
Replies: 156
Views: 5,424
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New photo of Sneaky! I shot this early in the morning a few days ago. Sneaky went back outside after he ate breakfast...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-29-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 625
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
I stand by what I said. Artists, in any medium...

I stand by what I said. Artists, in any medium (not just photography) have to care about both positive and negative space in the composition. (Positive space is the subject, negative space is...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-29-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 625
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Bokeh is important to those of us who understand...

Bokeh is important to those of us who understand that both the subject and background are important.

As for the rest of what you said, its a nice long list of excuses for failure. I've done a lot of...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-29-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 625
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Sorry, Nick, but this picture demonstrates why...

Sorry, Nick, but this picture demonstrates why the 50/1.4 AF-Nikkor isn't that great wide open. The image is soft. The Olympus 50mm f1.4, for example, is tack sharp wide open. Your image also shows...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-29-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 625
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
I shot Nikon for years, starting with an F4s in...

I shot Nikon for years, starting with an F4s in 1994 and continuing on to digital. Here are lenses I liked a lot.


85mm f1.8D
Very sharp, nice bokeh, not very expensive.


28mm f2.8D
If you buy an...
Forum: Chris Crawford 07-29-2019
Replies: 156
Views: 5,424
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Yep. And this morning, I found a dead bird in my...

Yep. And this morning, I found a dead bird in my driveway. I suspect that my furry little serial killer had a paw in that murder.


A huge vulture, as big as a Canada Goose, came along and ate it...
Forum: Chris Crawford 07-29-2019
Replies: 2,570
Views: 371,949
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Kids rolling inside floating inflatable cylinders at the 2019 Three Rivers Festival at Headwaters Park in downtown...
Forum: Chris Crawford 07-26-2019
Replies: 156
Views: 5,424
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
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http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/family-snapshots/sneaky/images/P7010021.jpg


I was outside in the morning taking pictures of the clouds in the sky a couple weeks ago, while Sneaky followed me around...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-25-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 1,276
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
A man threatened to sue a magazine for using his...

A man threatened to sue a magazine for using his picture in an article about hipsters looking alike, only to learn the photo was of someone else who closely resembled him.

MIT Technology Review...
Forum: Chris Crawford 07-25-2019
Replies: 156
Views: 5,424
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Its home! :):):) When we go places, he is...

Its home! :):):)


When we go places, he is always sitting in the driveway or sitting in front of the door waiting for us to return.
Forum: Chris Crawford 07-25-2019
Replies: 156
Views: 5,424
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Yeah he comes in a lot, but he tends to get into...

Yeah he comes in a lot, but he tends to get into trouble if not supervised so I put him back out when he starts getting in trouble. A lot of times, he'll ask to go out, too if he's been inside...
Forum: Chris Crawford 07-25-2019
Replies: 2,570
Views: 371,949
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Forum: Chris Crawford 07-25-2019
Replies: 156
Views: 5,424
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http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/family-snapshots/sneaky/images/P7250010.jpg

Early this morning, I open the door to look for Sneaky. He had been out all night. He comes running in and demands food. I...
Forum: Chris Crawford 07-24-2019
Replies: 2,570
Views: 371,949
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This food vendor at the Three Rivers Festival has a sign in the window. "All I need today is a little bit of coffee and a whole...
Forum: Chris Crawford 07-23-2019
Replies: 2,570
Views: 371,949
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Another photograph of the Atmos-Fear ride at the Three Rivers Festival. I used a shorter exposure with this one, to get fewer...
Forum: Chris Crawford 07-23-2019
Replies: 2,570
Views: 371,949
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Last week was the annual Three Rivers Festival in Fort Wayne, Indiana. I spent a few days there photographing, and will post...
Forum: Chris Crawford 07-19-2019
Replies: 2,570
Views: 371,949
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I photographed this beautiful sky Wednesday evening in downtown Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-15-2019
Replies: 78
Poll: M4 or M4-P
Views: 2,342
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
The M4-P has a different viewfinder than the M4....

The M4-P has a different viewfinder than the M4. The M4 has framelines for 35mm, 50mm, 90mm, and (I think) 135mm lenses.

The M-4P also has framelines for 28mm lenses, and I think it has 75mm...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 07-15-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 278
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
It might. There are several possible problems,...

It might.


There are several possible problems, though.


1) The two sensors might not be equally inaccurate, so the averaging mode won't work well.


2) The meter might no longer be linear. This is...
Forum: Lomography 07-15-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 1,071
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
What an interesting system. How is the image...

What an interesting system. How is the image quality? Seems like it would just be easier to have three regular Nikkor lenses to cover the same focal lengths. Faster lenses, faster lens changing.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 07-15-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 278
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
I have two of them, both are out of calibration....

I have two of them, both are out of calibration. They're nearly 40 years old, and Silicon cell meters CAN age and go out of spec. I had two Minolta Flash Meters whose cells lost sensitivity and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-13-2019
Replies: 1,852
Sticky: Camera Work
Views: 270,504
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Was it Frank Petronio? He was on RFF but left a...

Was it Frank Petronio? He was on RFF but left a few yrs ago.
Forum: Chris Crawford 07-12-2019
Replies: 2,570
Views: 371,949
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
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There's a lone Yucca plant growing in one of my overgrown flower beds, and it is flowering. My grandparents planted it when I...
Forum: Chris Crawford 07-10-2019
Replies: 2,570
Views: 371,949
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I just learned that Sam Hyde died yesterday. Sam was the owner of Hyde Brothers Books, an incredible used book store in Fort Wayne,...
Forum: Chris Crawford 07-09-2019
Replies: 2,570
Views: 371,949
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This ragged-looking pine tree grows in my next-door neighbor's back yard.
I photographed it at dawn on the Fourth of July....
Forum: Chris Crawford 07-09-2019
Replies: 123
Views: 5,737
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Thanks, Murray. He is out of school now for the...

Thanks, Murray. He is out of school now for the summer, but will be back in class near the end of August when the next school year begins. This will be his last year of college, then he'll have his...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-08-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,460
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
He's trying to be snarky. I make my living...

He's trying to be snarky. I make my living selling my prints. I used the fullframe Canon 5DmkII before switching to M43, and before I switched I did a lot of test shots with the camera I ended up...
Forum: Chris Crawford 07-08-2019
Replies: 123
Views: 5,737
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Mack just started working as an illustrator for...

Mack just started working as an illustrator for NasaSpaceFlight.com, a news site about the Space Program. He's doing a couple of illustrations a week for them. They published the first story...
Forum: Chris Crawford 07-07-2019
Replies: 156
Views: 5,424
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Sneaky does look a lot like your beautiful cat....

Sneaky does look a lot like your beautiful cat. Some have suggested that he might be a Maine Coon, but he isn't. I had a Maine Coon when I was younger, and Sneaky doesn't have the long tufts of fur...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-07-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,460
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
I carry a good camera with me at all times....

I carry a good camera with me at all times. Cellphone cameras give crap image quality. I know a million people will start telling me how awesome the photos they shoot with their iPhones are. No,...
Forum: Chris Crawford 07-07-2019
Replies: 156
Views: 5,424
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
They do it a lot in the winter to keep warm. When...

They do it a lot in the winter to keep warm. When I was a kid, my grandpa lived out in the country and had more than 20 cats. He lost a couple that way, and later began to check the car before...
Forum: Chris Crawford 07-06-2019
Replies: 156
Views: 5,424
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Decided to check the oil in my car this morning....

Decided to check the oil in my car this morning. Popped the hood, pulled the dipstick; and Sneaky jumps up and sits on the air cleaner box next to the engine and watches.

I wipe the dipstick,...
Forum: Chris Crawford 07-05-2019
Replies: 2,570
Views: 371,949
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
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Last night, my son and I went to see the Fourth of July fireworks in downtown Fort Wayne. The top of the Lincoln Tower,...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 07-04-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 480
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Erik is right. It is developer that is weak....

Erik is right. It is developer that is weak. Could be the chemicals are old and outdated, could be diluted too much, or could be contaminated.


To avoid contamination, I recommend keeping a tray...
Forum: Chris Crawford 07-01-2019
Replies: 156
Views: 5,424
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
He'll let me rub his belly most of the...

He'll let me rub his belly most of the time.


The eye contact thing is common with a lot of animals. Dogs are the same. They see it as a threat; not predatory, but more of a challenge to fight over...
Forum: Chris Crawford 07-01-2019
Replies: 156
Views: 5,424
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
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http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/family-snapshots/sneaky/images/P6300012.jpg


Got a photo of Sneaky sitting like a loaf of bread yesterday evening. He never sat like that until very recently. That way...
Forum: Chris Crawford 07-01-2019
Replies: 156
Views: 5,424
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http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/family-snapshots/sneaky/images/P6300013.jpg
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 06-30-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 710
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What does the film look like?

What does the film look like?
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 06-30-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 710
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Dust on the negatives will show as spots on the...

Dust on the negatives will show as spots on the scans. If you're scanning negatives, the spots will be white; if you're scanning transparencies or slides, the spots will be black.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-30-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 688
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
The Sekonic L-898 is the best lowlight meter. It...

The Sekonic L-898 is the best lowlight meter. It is not cheap at $600, but it is the best. Incident metering down to EV -5 and one degree spotmetering down to EV -1.


The Luna Pro SBC only meters...
Forum: Chris Crawford 06-30-2019
Replies: 156
Views: 5,424
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Yesterday morning, as he was eating his breakfast, Sneaky suddenly darted into the bush in front of my house in an attempt...
Forum: Chris Crawford 06-30-2019
Replies: 156
Views: 5,424
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Forum: Photography General Interest 06-29-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 688
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
In the US the meter was called the Luna-Pro,...

In the US the meter was called the Luna-Pro, everywhere else it was called the Luna-Six. They're the same meter.
Forum: Chris Crawford 06-29-2019
Replies: 156
Views: 5,424
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Thanks, Robert. My son took the photos for me....

Thanks, Robert. My son took the photos for me. He's a really good photographer, too.
Forum: Chris Crawford 06-28-2019
Replies: 156
Views: 5,424
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
I figured that was the problem with Sneaky. My...

I figured that was the problem with Sneaky. My son's mother had a cat like that. She told me that her cat had belonged to a guy she worked with who bragged about starving the cat and letting his dogs...
Forum: Chris Crawford 06-28-2019
Replies: 156
Views: 5,424
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
He is a really sweet cat. He didn't like being...

He is a really sweet cat. He didn't like being picked up at first, but now he cuddles up to me and purrs loudly if I hold him. His only real issue is he's greedy. He constantly looks for food, even...
Forum: Chris Crawford 06-28-2019
Replies: 156
Views: 5,424
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
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Forum: Chris Crawford 06-26-2019
Replies: 156
Views: 5,424
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Beautiful cats! I can't believe that one of them...

Beautiful cats! I can't believe that one of them lets you put a leash on him. Mine would lay down and refuse to move until the harness was GONE. Sneaky follows me like a dog when I walk anywhere, but...
Forum: Chris Crawford 06-26-2019
Replies: 156
Views: 5,424
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My son trying to change a light bulb in our...
Forum: Chris Crawford 06-24-2019
Replies: 156
Views: 5,424
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
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Lounging on my human slave's car all day makes me Sooooo tired. YAWN!
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-23-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 416
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
What is a Mamiya flat top?

What is a Mamiya flat top?
Forum: Chris Crawford 06-22-2019
Replies: 156
Views: 5,424
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Yesterday evening, lying on the hood of my car watching meat cook. When the chicken was done, he followed me into the...
Forum: Chris Crawford 06-22-2019
Replies: 2,570
Views: 371,949
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Kermit's Bar and Grill is in a big old brick commercial building built in 1895 on Main Street (State Road 105) in the...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-21-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 655
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Agreed. Camera repair is not something you can do...

Agreed. Camera repair is not something you can do at home. It requires specialized tools and training.


I do my own car repairs. Put a new tie-rod end on my Cadillac yesterday. Easy job. I can...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-21-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 655
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Well, yes, they can and should replace parts that...

Well, yes, they can and should replace parts that are broken or worn out. I don't think anyone would steal parts from your camera because then it wouldn't work right and you'd notice that.
Forum: Chris Crawford 06-20-2019
Replies: 156
Views: 5,424
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
I started a new YouTube channel! ChrisAndSneaky...

I started a new YouTube channel! ChrisAndSneaky (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjvrXvxpwkKacwO4MJM8P)
Forum: Chris Crawford 06-20-2019
Replies: 156
Views: 5,424
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
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Forum: Chris Crawford 06-20-2019
Replies: 2,570
Views: 371,949
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This house with a giant American flag painted on the side is on Delaware Avenue, west of Crescent Avenue, in Fort...
Forum: Chris Crawford 06-20-2019
Replies: 156
Views: 5,424
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
When I was a kid, my grandparents had more than...

When I was a kid, my grandparents had more than 20 cats. They lived out in the country and the cats lived on his land, keeping the mice and snakes at bay.
Forum: Chris Crawford 06-20-2019
Replies: 156
Views: 5,424
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
More Sneaky...

More Sneaky pics!





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Forum: Chris Crawford 06-17-2019
Replies: 156
Views: 5,424
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
That's funny. My big orange cat who died years...

That's funny. My big orange cat who died years ago used to make those burying motions over food, but it wasn't to save leftovers. It was his way of REJECTING food.


If you put food he did not like...
Forum: Chris Crawford 06-17-2019
Replies: 156
Views: 5,424
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Sneaky may be like that. I've known cats who had...

Sneaky may be like that. I've known cats who had been starved who would eat until they puked, then would eat some more. Being neglected like that damaged them psychologically.
Forum: Chris Crawford 06-17-2019
Replies: 156
Views: 5,424
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
A couple nights ago, my son and I had spaghetti...

A couple nights ago, my son and I had spaghetti for dinner. My son didn't eat all of his, and left some on the plate on the dining room table when we left to buy groceries after we ate.

When we got...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-16-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 375
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Thee are collectors who would buy it.

Thee are collectors who would buy it.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 06-16-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 1,632
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
I had one and loved it. If you like to shoot film...

I had one and loved it. If you like to shoot film in square format and can live with just three lenses, the Mamiya 6 is the BEST 6x6 system. The lenses are incredibly sharp, fully the equal of...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-15-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 583
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Lots of possibilities for your exposure...

Lots of possibilities for your exposure differences. Maybe one of the meters needs calibrated. Could be metering technique, too. The M6 has a reflected light meter that only reads in a large spot in...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-15-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 583
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
I've never been a proponent of using box speeds...

I've never been a proponent of using box speeds because my testing shows them to be marketing fantasy in most cases.

If you look at my developing times page...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-15-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 583
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
I've done a lot of work with Pan-F in different...

I've done a lot of work with Pan-F in different developers. The problem is that in D-76 or ID-11, the film's true speed is 25. Expose at 25 and use Ilford's times and you'll get good negs. Don't...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-13-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,142
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
http://crawfordphotoschool.com/images/film/example...

http://crawfordphotoschool.com/images/film/examples/crosby-1.jpg


Ilford FP-4, developed in PMK. I gave this film N-1 developing, a reduced developing time to lower contrast. Shot in a Mamiya 6 with...
Forum: Photo Software 06-11-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 5,547
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Actually, the software detects when your system...

Actually, the software detects when your system will not work for an update and won't install updates that are incompatible. I'm using a 2008 Mac Pro and Lightroom stopped updating last year, but...
Forum: Chris Crawford 06-11-2019
Replies: 2,570
Views: 371,949
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
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I made this abstract image of the sky at sunrise last Saturday morning.

I photographed it looking southwest from my home in...
Forum: Chris Crawford 06-10-2019
Replies: 156
Views: 5,424
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
I've had cats before, but its been a few...

I've had cats before, but its been a few years.




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This is Simba. He loved to eat and weighed 23lb at his fattest....
Forum: Chris Crawford 06-10-2019
Replies: 156
Views: 5,424
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Someone should send me one :D Honestly, though...

Someone should send me one :D


Honestly, though I probably wouldn't use one much unless it was a digital Leica. I haven't been shooting film anymore because of my health problems. Its hard for me to...
Forum: Chris Crawford 06-10-2019
Replies: 156
Views: 5,424
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/family-snapshots/sne...

http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/family-snapshots/sneaky/images/P6090050.jpg




http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/family-snapshots/sneaky/images/P6090054.jpg
Forum: Photo Software 06-08-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 5,547
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
I tried it about ten years ago and image quality...

I tried it about ten years ago and image quality was far below that of Lightroom and it was slow and offered a lot less control over images. I know its been updated since then but its now...
Forum: Chris Crawford 06-08-2019
Replies: 156
Views: 5,424
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Well, to be fair, they don't "neuter" men. Cats...

Well, to be fair, they don't "neuter" men. Cats get their balls cut off!
Forum: Chris Crawford 06-08-2019
Replies: 156
Views: 5,424
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
I know, I'm the one who had it done :D

I know, I'm the one who had it done :D
Forum: Chris Crawford 06-08-2019
Replies: 156
Views: 5,424
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Geez, you'd think he'd have been nice enough to...

Geez, you'd think he'd have been nice enough to KILL the bat before leaving it in his water bowl :p







I think his health has improved a lot. He's also gaining weight. He was so bony and...
Forum: Chris Crawford 06-08-2019
Replies: 156
Views: 5,424
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Yep. Typical Feline Behaviour. I need to go check...

Yep. Typical Feline Behaviour. I need to go check on him, but I bet he's out there on my car waiting for me now.
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