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Forum: Digital: Medium & Larger Format 01-20-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 1,567
Posted By bmattock
Very cool!

Very cool!
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-15-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,526
Posted By bmattock
What if you train yourself to be left eye...

What if you train yourself to be left eye dominant? You can independently close your right eye, yes?
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-14-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,526
Posted By bmattock
Eye patch? And I'm sorry to hear of your injury.

Eye patch?

And I'm sorry to hear of your injury.
Forum: Travel 01-11-2019
Replies: 76
Views: 2,182
Posted By bmattock
Everybody and their brother photographs the...

Everybody and their brother photographs the greasy dirty bean and takes photos of various landmarks and I've done it too and it's all great.

But there is a lot of culture and history in Milwaukee...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 01-10-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 1,015
Posted By bmattock
No, I think that's all done now. I have an R and...

No, I think that's all done now.

I have an R and a Bessaflex TM and I think I'll be keeping them. No more when they finally give up, they can't be easily replaced.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-10-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 450
Posted By bmattock
I have a pair of Bronica C bodies, which is the...

I have a pair of Bronica C bodies, which is the S2 with a non-removable back (uses a film insert instead, like the Pentax 645 in a sense). Same lenses. I've got a lot of the Nikkor and some 3rd...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-10-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,071
Posted By bmattock
All true, but as you said, the DOF would have to...

All true, but as you said, the DOF would have to be pretty thin.
Forum: Travel 01-10-2019
Replies: 76
Views: 2,182
Posted By bmattock
Take the train to Milwaukee and you'll have more...

Take the train to Milwaukee and you'll have more fun and it will cost less.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-10-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,071
Posted By bmattock
The short answer to your question is yes. When...

The short answer to your question is yes. When you focus on the person and then move the camera to recompose, the focal distance remains as it was with a manual-focus rangefinder.

The exception...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-09-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 968
Posted By bmattock
Anyone who wants to know what scanners are...

Anyone who wants to know what scanners are supported by Vuescan can simply go to https://www.hamrick.com/ and look. They are all there and updated frequently.

The reason Vuescan doesn't work with...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-06-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,172
Posted By bmattock
If that works for you, I support your choice. I...

If that works for you, I support your choice. I am happy being up to my eyes with obsolete digital cameras. It does no harm.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-03-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,172
Posted By bmattock
I don't suffer from angst over cameras as a...

I don't suffer from angst over cameras as a general rule.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-31-2018
Replies: 8,894
Views: 867,833
Posted By bmattock
I bought the body without a lens. But I happen...

I bought the body without a lens. But I happen to have a few Canon FL mount lenses around the place.

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7867/31603270277_5b6b7f1113_b.jpg...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-29-2018
Replies: 70
Views: 1,445
Posted By bmattock
Pentax K-50 and an old Spotmatic.

Pentax K-50 and an old Spotmatic.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-28-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 1,177
Posted By bmattock
Seriously. Miss me with that bucket, dude.

Seriously. Miss me with that bucket, dude.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-28-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 1,177
Posted By bmattock
Nothing really comes to mind that seems like a...

Nothing really comes to mind that seems like a bucket list item.

Things I'd like to do, but not like once in a lifetime adventures, include getting my diabetes under better control and spending more...
Forum: Film vs Digital 12-27-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 2,150
Posted By bmattock
I agree, my comment was meant to be a bit of...

I agree, my comment was meant to be a bit of polite sarcasm. I've often heard the rant that a digital SLR forces people to chimp, to fire machine-gun style, to use autofocus, to use autoexposure, to...
Forum: Film vs Digital 12-27-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 2,150
Posted By bmattock
Agreed. I am old enough to remember the 'purity'...

Agreed.

I am old enough to remember the 'purity' wars over AE and AF. Things have always been thus. We master a skill and now others can do it without having paid tuition. How unfair.

To be honest,...
Forum: Film vs Digital 12-27-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 2,150
Posted By bmattock
I like the fact that the current film camera...

I like the fact that the current film camera economic landscape is such that a person of modest means can possess and use cameras and lenses with few restrictions. Curiosity can be indulged with few...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-26-2018
Replies: 62
Views: 1,685
Posted By bmattock
I'm 3rd Dan sensei (Also baby) in Isshinryu...

I'm 3rd Dan sensei (Also baby) in Isshinryu karate. Iaido is amazing. I work with traditional Okinawan weapons, but not sword. Mostly bo, sai, tuifa (tonfa), but also others.

Very cool that you...
Forum: Other RF 12-26-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 448
Posted By bmattock
Yep. Just 2 that I'm aware of, unless you want to...

Yep. Just 2 that I'm aware of, unless you want to count the easy flash system as one.
Forum: Other RF 12-26-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 448
Posted By bmattock
I have the Himatic 9, sold my 7s years ago. I...

I have the Himatic 9, sold my 7s years ago. I likewise love my p3n. The auto dx is a pain, but I only shoot b&w 100 speed so it's fine. And I love my rc. Sold my Rd and spn, kept the rc.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-26-2018
Replies: 62
Views: 1,685
Posted By bmattock
I like that Canon FL nifty fifty. I just asked...

I like that Canon FL nifty fifty.

I just asked for a pair of np400 batteries with charger. Fit my Minolta 5d and my Sigma sd14.

In other Christmas news, I was promoted to 3rd Dan black belt. Most...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 12-24-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 5,078
Posted By bmattock
Mine lasts about a month in its pouch. I really...

Mine lasts about a month in its pouch. I really wish it had an off switch. I dislike it for that reason.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-19-2018
Replies: 74
Views: 2,375
Posted By bmattock
I found out when my parents sent me to Catholic...

I found out when my parents sent me to Catholic school when I was about six or seven. Unlike public schools where we brought our own crayons to school and they had paper labels on them, this class...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-19-2018
Replies: 45
Views: 1,395
Posted By bmattock
When one says that they cannot focus to infinity,...

When one says that they cannot focus to infinity, it is important to understand what is actually being said.

These are some possible conditions:

1) The lenses appear not to be focused to infinity,...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-19-2018
Replies: 74
Views: 2,375
Posted By bmattock
I am allowed to drive, but like many color blind...

I am allowed to drive, but like many color blind people, I have learned that (in the USA) red is always on top and bigger than the other traffic lights. There are a few states where the lights are...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-19-2018
Replies: 74
Views: 2,375
Posted By bmattock
Speaking only for myself, I cannot really say. ...

Speaking only for myself, I cannot really say. The problem is that I've never had the experience of not being color-blind, so I have nothing to compare it with.

I will say that although I do not...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-19-2018
Replies: 74
Views: 2,375
Posted By bmattock
Interesting, I thought I was color-blind bad, but...

Interesting, I thought I was color-blind bad, but I apparently passed their test:

MODERATE

DEUTAN

(pronounced dōōtăn)

However, I honestly don't really have any interest in corrective...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-19-2018
Replies: 74
Views: 2,375
Posted By bmattock
Being colorblind means I cannot labor over post...

Being colorblind means I cannot labor over post process. I typically adjust levels and call it good.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-18-2018
Replies: 8,894
Views: 867,833
Posted By bmattock
I took some photos a decade or so ago with a...

I took some photos a decade or so ago with a Contina with the Novar lens as I recall, the non-removable one. I had an external rangefinder and it worked out pretty well, although it was a bit of a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-18-2018
Replies: 8,894
Views: 867,833
Posted By bmattock
Thank you but no - I am in a new house that is...

Thank you but no - I am in a new house that is much much smaller than my old one, and downsizing as I can. I need fewer cameras! But I have always loved those Continas. I'm sorry the winder is...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-18-2018
Replies: 80
Views: 2,512
Posted By bmattock
All I remember of slide shows is my time spent as...

All I remember of slide shows is my time spent as a child in the early 1970s, being forced to sit with my parents through a 2 hour slide show in the home of a German couple's recent vacation back to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-18-2018
Replies: 8,894
Views: 867,833
Posted By bmattock
A fun little camera with replaceable front...

A fun little camera with replaceable front element lenses (I believe, I cannot see the removal tab at the bottom on yours). Note the alternate framelines in the viewfinder. I had a couple of those...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-17-2018
Replies: 72
Views: 2,581
Posted By bmattock
Tastemakers are seldom a person, but often a...

Tastemakers are seldom a person, but often a group with shifting membership, and different groups depending upon the types of gear being discussed, in my experience. It's the 'wisdom of crowds',...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-17-2018
Replies: 72
Views: 2,581
Posted By bmattock
I don't hate Leicas, nor do I love them. ...

I don't hate Leicas, nor do I love them. Someday, I'd love to give one a go, most probably a film type such as an M5. They are outstanding machines from all accounts.

I think people should buy and...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-17-2018
Replies: 72
Views: 2,581
Posted By bmattock
Time will prove me right. In the meantime, carry...

Time will prove me right. In the meantime, carry on your incorrect assumptions.
Forum: Off Topic 12-17-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 1,470
Posted By bmattock
My brother in law has found and sent me some...

My brother in law has found and sent me some amazing cameras. He doesn't know cameras but has an amazing talent for finding them.
Forum: Off Topic 12-17-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 1,470
Posted By bmattock
Don't see those much here in the US, but yes. I...

Don't see those much here in the US, but yes.

I was actually thinking of the brands which are desirable only to those who know, like a Vivitar Series 1 lens from the time it meant something good,...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-16-2018
Replies: 72
Views: 2,581
Posted By bmattock
No it's literally the tech itself. A frame of...

No it's literally the tech itself. A frame of film remains a frame of film. Doesn't change in a 50 year old camera vs a 5 year old camera. My 1/3 mp Olympus from 1998 is completely outclassed and...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-16-2018
Replies: 72
Views: 2,581
Posted By bmattock
14 years. Check back at 20, 25, 35, etc. I shoot...

14 years. Check back at 20, 25, 35, etc.

I shoot my 2004 Pentax *ist DS too, but fact is my 1964 Canon FX is still capable of FF 35mm with zero degradation in quality. My Pentax won't fare as well...
Forum: Off Topic 12-16-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 1,470
Posted By bmattock
Good advice. I frequent thrift stores but seldom...

Good advice. I frequent thrift stores but seldom find much in the way of cameras these days. It helps to know your off brands is my only addendum to your list.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-16-2018
Replies: 72
Views: 2,581
Posted By bmattock
20 year build quality means nothing when the...

20 year build quality means nothing when the camera is digital. Technology renders it an expensive paperweight. There's zero point in chasing that dragon.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-16-2018
Replies: 72
Views: 2,581
Posted By bmattock
:%s/need/want/g Fixed that for you.

:%s/need/want/g

Fixed that for you.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-16-2018
Replies: 72
Views: 2,581
Posted By bmattock
I'm not without funds. I am simply not willing...

I'm not without funds. I am simply not willing to spend incredible amounts of money on camera gear for the sake of I don't know what.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-15-2018
Replies: 72
Views: 2,581
Posted By bmattock
I don't have the kind of money y'all seem to...

I don't have the kind of money y'all seem to have. That's the name of that tune.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 12-12-2018
Replies: 31
Views: 931
Posted By bmattock
Agreed. I have scanned 6x9 on an Epson 2400 with...

Agreed. I have scanned 6x9 on an Epson 2400 with transparency adapter unit and on a (now broken) 4490. Both were more than satisfactory for my uses.

If I had to make a recommendation, it would be...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-11-2018
Replies: 62
Views: 1,421
Posted By bmattock
If a street photographer takes a candid photo of...

If a street photographer takes a candid photo of the back of someone walking away and there's no one there to admire his gear or bokeh, does he make a sound?
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-11-2018
Replies: 38
Views: 849
Posted By bmattock
Same reason I like the cheap (now) 2004-2008 era...

Same reason I like the cheap (now) 2004-2008 era Pentax digital SLR bodies. They sell for next to nothing. They offer 6MP. They take every K-mount Pentax lens ever made and the world's simplest...
Forum: Travel 12-10-2018
Replies: 87
Views: 3,884
Posted By bmattock
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Forum: Photography General Interest 12-10-2018
Replies: 38
Views: 849
Posted By bmattock
Thank you for the explanation! I understand now....

Thank you for the explanation! I understand now. Yes, I recall the E-10 and the followup E-20. I've seen them both on my favorite online thrift store from time to time. For those who don't...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-10-2018
Replies: 38
Views: 849
Posted By bmattock
I have had AA battery-powered cameras fail in...

I have had AA battery-powered cameras fail in very cold environments as well. Resorted to keeping spares in my shirt pocket under my coat and changing often, which was a pain.

One nice thing about...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-10-2018
Replies: 38
Views: 849
Posted By bmattock
I didn't quite grasp the mathematics you posted,...

I didn't quite grasp the mathematics you posted, David. Are you saying that a $50 (or $5 as you said) digital camera will or will not print 8x10?

I have often heard that many MP are required to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-09-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 688
Posted By bmattock
Very nice! I'd love to see some images from them.

Very nice! I'd love to see some images from them.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-09-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 322
Posted By bmattock
I apologize for spelling his name incorrectly. ...

I apologize for spelling his name incorrectly. Mods, please delete this thread.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-09-2018
Replies: 62
Views: 1,421
Posted By bmattock
Oh yes, I can see that now. LOL.

Oh yes, I can see that now. LOL.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-09-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 322
Posted By bmattock
Mark Hogancamp - Welcome to Marwen

I saw a trailer for a movie that's coming out soon, called "Welcome to Marwen." I was attracted to it primarily because the lead character, played by Steve Carell, uses a vintage Pentax Spotmatic in...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-09-2018
Replies: 62
Views: 1,421
Posted By bmattock
Well that escalated quickly.

Well that escalated quickly.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-09-2018
Replies: 38
Views: 849
Posted By bmattock
I know you're joking around, so consider this my...

I know you're joking around, so consider this my humorous response...

As an aside, I'd shoot with a pink Hello Kitty camera and dare anyone to say a derogatory word. And coffee shops? Like I seek...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-09-2018
Replies: 38
Views: 849
Posted By bmattock
Very nice! A couple years ago, I started buying...

Very nice!

A couple years ago, I started buying simple 8-12 mp Canon, Nikon, and Sony cameras from online thrift stores and refurbishing them for my grandnieces. So low cost that if they got lost...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-09-2018
Replies: 38
Views: 849
Posted By bmattock
I hope this link works. I filtered for digital...

I hope this link works. I filtered for digital cameras between $35 and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-09-2018
Replies: 38
Views: 849
Posted By bmattock
Not often in pawn shops I'm aware of. They...

Not often in pawn shops I'm aware of. They typically want high end of used prices.

KEH is a good resource as is ebay and shopgoodwill.com.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-09-2018
Replies: 38
Views: 849
Posted By bmattock
Used DSLR cameras are now approaching that price...

Used DSLR cameras are now approaching that price range, albeit often sans lens. I have several Pentax *ist DL cameras which I dedicate to manual focus lenses and exposure methods. All purchased in...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-09-2018
Replies: 62
Views: 1,421
Posted By bmattock
I think public photography is apt. It involves...

I think public photography is apt. It involves subjects not requiring model releases or copyright licences to record, because it is taken in public. Indoors can be public, but often is not. Outdoors...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-08-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 780
Posted By bmattock
I like 35mm. I accept APS-C. But I love 6x9....

I like 35mm. I accept APS-C. But I love 6x9. Nothing beats real estate for me.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-08-2018
Replies: 35
Views: 830
Posted By bmattock
My ophthalmologist has informed me that when my...

My ophthalmologist has informed me that when my cataracts become 'ripe' he will be able to remove them and also do an ocular implant at the same time which will end my astigmatism and give me as...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-08-2018
Replies: 35
Views: 830
Posted By bmattock
My astigmatism is such that there is no diopter...

My astigmatism is such that there is no diopter adjustment I could ever use to use a camera without glasses. Been that way all my life. For the same reason, I cannot wear 'cheater' drugstore...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-08-2018
Replies: 35
Views: 830
Posted By bmattock
Worn glasses all my life. I just learn to 'pan...

Worn glasses all my life. I just learn to 'pan around' inside the viewfinder to see all the corners. It's natural for me, but I can understand how aggravating it must be.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-07-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 351
Posted By bmattock
Petapixel article on electronic shutter and bokeh

https://petapixel.com/2018/12/07/psa-electronic-front-curtain-shutter-may-be-quietly-hurting-your-bokeh/

Found this fascinating. Thought I'd pass it along.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-07-2018
Replies: 815
Views: 91,671
Posted By bmattock
https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2331/1970084610_570...

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2331/1970084610_570d85893d_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/416cw3)
Veterans Day, November 11, 2007 (https://flic.kr/p/416cw3) by Wigwam Jones...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-06-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 819
Posted By bmattock
If they were, they'd be clever not to say so.

If they were, they'd be clever not to say so.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-06-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 819
Posted By bmattock
It is impossible to know of course, but it is my...

It is impossible to know of course, but it is my understanding that at certain times in history, well-known photographers gathered together in various ways to socialize, share information, talk about...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-06-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 366
Posted By bmattock
Indeed. Choices abound, and it's never been a...

Indeed. Choices abound, and it's never been a better time to be a photographer, in my opinion. One can choose from high automation to purely manual, even coating one's own emulsions if one wishes,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-06-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 366
Posted By bmattock
Remember filters? Dodging and burning?...

Remember filters? Dodging and burning? Solarization? We've never been about pure anything.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 12-06-2018
Replies: 532
Views: 39,574
Posted By bmattock
I would suspect that it could. I saw one for...

I would suspect that it could. I saw one for sale on an auction site recently, did not bid, but it was similar to the one you are showing above - had a Nikon body though, which is why I presume the...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 12-06-2018
Replies: 532
Views: 39,574
Posted By bmattock
I am really enjoying learning more about people...

I am really enjoying learning more about people using a DSLR to make copies of film negatives and slides. I am assembling the equipment i need to do the same and hope to have good results in...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-05-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 945
Posted By bmattock
I use The GIMP for Linux because I run Linux, and...

I use The GIMP for Linux because I run Linux, and because it is free.

I am well aware that there are a lot of applications out there that do a lot of things, and they're amazing. However, in...
Forum: Film vs Digital 12-05-2018
Replies: 33
Views: 2,277
Posted By bmattock
The term you used is apt - it is religion. Same...

The term you used is apt - it is religion.

Same with lawn care. Don't ever argue with a person who has strong opinions about reel mowers versus standard power mowers if you value your sanity.
Forum: Film vs Digital 12-05-2018
Replies: 33
Views: 2,277
Posted By bmattock
Indeed. There has been a subset of the music...

Indeed.

There has been a subset of the music industry that has intentionally introduced skip, pop, and crackle into digital recordings, to attempt to mimic the 'sound' of vinyl records.

I love...
Forum: Film vs Digital 12-05-2018
Replies: 33
Views: 2,277
Posted By bmattock
I have heard that as well. Also true. So what...

I have heard that as well.



Also true.

So what is your point?

Is it that film is somehow better than digital, because it (at times) draws laudatory statements as to the nature of the image...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 12-04-2018
Replies: 79
Views: 2,232
Posted By bmattock
This is what journalism is about, and I saw the...

This is what journalism is about, and I saw the photos as a journalistic endeavor. Reminded me of what I used to see in the pages of National Geographic.

I hold my own opinions on cockfighting, but...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 12-03-2018
Replies: 79
Views: 2,232
Posted By bmattock
Fascinating photos, thank you.

Fascinating photos, thank you.
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 12-03-2018
Replies: 34
Views: 1,579
Posted By bmattock
Very nice! I always enjoy well-made little...

Very nice! I always enjoy well-made little rangefinders. I happen to be a big fan of the Sears 35|rf, which is a rebranded Ricoh 500G as I recall. Fun little go-anywhere cameras with nice lenses.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-03-2018
Replies: 34
Views: 3,085
Posted By bmattock
I've always been interested in the photography...

I've always been interested in the photography industry as a whole. The history, the people, the camera makers, lens makers, films, and so on. I've got books on the history of photography and...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-03-2018
Replies: 34
Views: 3,085
Posted By bmattock
Probably. Don't know, don't care. I don't get...

Probably. Don't know, don't care.

I don't get involved in those kinds of discussions anymore. Years ago, I made the mistake of pointing out that a certain 'brand' of film was not actually being...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 12-02-2018
Replies: 118
Views: 5,353
Posted By bmattock
It's a deliberately bad lens, as you said. I...

It's a deliberately bad lens, as you said. I like the badness of it, to be honest.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4917/45237233585_37b6340083_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2bVsDvc)

Hot Rod...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 12-02-2018
Replies: 72
Views: 6,433
Posted By bmattock
I carried a Pentax Auto 110 through my Marine...

I carried a Pentax Auto 110 through my Marine Corps career because it was small and I could always have it with me. Just the standard lens and whatever film I found for it in the places I...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-30-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 625
Posted By bmattock
Fantastic news!

Fantastic news!
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 11-30-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 538
Posted By bmattock
Speaking in general terms, I have found that...

Speaking in general terms, I have found that looking on eBay for 'Completed - Sold' auctions for the item is a good way to gauge typical selling prices. It can be tough if there just aren't that...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-30-2018
Replies: 57
Views: 1,820
Posted By bmattock
I believe I saw a mention of it on the Flickr...

I believe I saw a mention of it on the Flickr page when they were announcing their decision to delete all but 1,000 photos for unpaid accounts, but I lost track of it, I'm afraid.

I would also note...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-30-2018
Replies: 57
Views: 1,820
Posted By bmattock
I do, and that to me is the point. I realize...

I do, and that to me is the point. I realize that it is a point of religiosity that one must be a qualified photographer to the extent that one can select the decisive moment and take that one...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-30-2018
Replies: 57
Views: 1,820
Posted By bmattock
I just get tired of isms and thou shalts. I do...

I just get tired of isms and thou shalts. I do what I please and I won't be told my photography isn't valid because some crotchety old man says so. I can say that because I am also a crotchety old...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-29-2018
Replies: 57
Views: 1,820
Posted By bmattock
Fixed that for you. I happen to like using a...

Fixed that for you. I happen to like using a camera like a machine gun and there's nothing wrong with it.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-29-2018
Replies: 57
Views: 1,820
Posted By bmattock
Well, maybe. As I mentioned, I have sold a few...

Well, maybe. As I mentioned, I have sold a few photos via Flickr. I'm not a pro, I don't have an agent or shoot for clients. The photos I have sold would not have been seen by potential customers...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 11-29-2018
Replies: 42
Views: 1,651
Posted By bmattock
Glad to hear it - I am planning to pick up a...

Glad to hear it - I am planning to pick up a couple myself.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-29-2018
Replies: 57
Views: 1,820
Posted By bmattock
This has come up before. In terms of the Flickr...

This has come up before. In terms of the Flickr mass-deletion of photos, it has happened several times with various companies in the form of digital music files. Much like digital photo storage it...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-29-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 1,030
Posted By bmattock
Religion. You have yours, I have mine, and I'm...

Religion. You have yours, I have mine, and I'm not going to argue about it.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 11-29-2018
Replies: 42
Views: 1,651
Posted By bmattock
It is always wise to be an informed consumer, and...

It is always wise to be an informed consumer, and each of us may or may not have moral, ethical, or other considerations to make besides economical choices. I get that.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 11-29-2018
Replies: 42
Views: 1,651
Posted By bmattock
Yes, the Youngnuo manual was worthless. ...

Yes, the Youngnuo manual was worthless. Fortunately, Youtube came to my rescue, as well as various Amazon reviews; people can be quite sharing with their hard-won knowledge and I appreciate it.

For...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 11-29-2018
Replies: 42
Views: 1,651
Posted By bmattock
I have the Yongnuo YN560-TX Wireless Flash...

I have the Yongnuo YN560-TX Wireless Flash Controller, which I bought two years ago for $40, now it is $37.

I have four YONGNUO YN560 IV Wireless Flash Speedlite Master + Slave Flash + Built-in...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 11-29-2018
Replies: 42
Views: 1,651
Posted By bmattock
I have some Youngnuo flashes with a wireless...

I have some Youngnuo flashes with a wireless remote and some Chinese (Neweer) umbrellas and stands and such. Quality appears to be quite high. Price is excellent.

If I were a working professional...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-29-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 1,030
Posted By bmattock
I'll bet everything works out fine for you, and I...

I'll bet everything works out fine for you, and I hope you have a lot of fun doing it. Others have suggested and I second the notion to not get to worried about all the available developers - not...
Forum: Film vs Digital 11-29-2018
Replies: 30
Views: 2,577
Posted By bmattock
I use both. I love both. I refuse to choose...

I use both. I love both. I refuse to choose sides. It's religion and I won't play that nonsense.


True. Because I am color-blind, I find it much easier to work with digital for color - film for...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-28-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 1,030
Posted By bmattock
Guys, this is how new film developers end up...

Guys, this is how new film developers end up confused, demoralized, and driven away. We all start pounding on the 'thou shalt' podium and expounding our own particular brand of religious faith, and...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-28-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 1,030
Posted By bmattock
I don't disagree with you but I wanted to paint...

I don't disagree with you but I wanted to paint in broad strokes for simplicity''s sake.

Also wipe vs not wipe is a religious article and I didn't want to spark a war.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-27-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 1,030
Posted By bmattock
Others may have better advice than I do. I like...

Others may have better advice than I do. I like Kodacraft aprons, which is a whole different scheme, but many hate them. I have used and do like Nikor reels for 35mm, but no experience with 120 for...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-27-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 1,590
Posted By bmattock
Vuescan has a multi-exposure mode and I've played...

Vuescan has a multi-exposure mode and I've played with it, but never seen any improvement in the resulting scans. I'm not sure if it plays with the exposure settings or not.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-27-2018
Replies: 50
Views: 1,618
Posted By bmattock
I had a specific use case - I was an...

I had a specific use case - I was an international traveling software consultant and it was a lot easier taking the cheap-and-cheerful Olympus from place to place than it was shooting film. I did...
Forum: Yashica RF 11-27-2018
Replies: 1
Views: 295
Posted By bmattock
Very cool. I like going through my old...

Very cool. I like going through my old negatives. I've been glass mounting some of my old 110 frames from my days in the USMC, around the same time frame as your shot above. I had a Pentax Auto...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-27-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 1,030
Posted By bmattock
I would not bet on your initial efforts being...

I would not bet on your initial efforts being poor - it's really not a terribly difficult thing to do. The chemistry is pretty basic for B&W, and most often it's down to the skill one has in loading...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-27-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 1,590
Posted By bmattock
I could imagine that this could work - with the...

I could imagine that this could work - with the caveat that you'd want a rock-solid base to avoid vibration, maybe even a mirrorless camera.

Just a guess on my part - I have not yet tried a single...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-27-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 625
Posted By bmattock
Also temporarily turn off your firewall software....

Also temporarily turn off your firewall software. Probably want to be disconnected from the network when you do that. Sometimes firewall software interferes with applications.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-27-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 1,030
Posted By bmattock
I can't speak to the Foma chemicals because I've...

I can't speak to the Foma chemicals because I've never used them, but I can say that when emulsions are soft, a hardening fixer is often a good idea. I don't know if Fomafix Rapid is a hardening...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-27-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 625
Posted By bmattock
I think all the suggestions given are pretty...

I think all the suggestions given are pretty good, but there is a possibility that you've got a hardware problem as well.

Some suggestions for testing...

1) Try different USB ports.
2) Try a...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-27-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 1,590
Posted By bmattock
I can't say that I have any particular knowledge...

I can't say that I have any particular knowledge of the technical reasons, but my thoughts are that one of the virtues of CCD over CMOS is that the resulting scan is less noisy and requires less...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-26-2018
Replies: 35
Views: 1,594
Posted By bmattock
I don't have access to your employer, but I do...

I don't have access to your employer, but I do have access to eBay, which is where I formed my opinion. But whatever.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-26-2018
Replies: 35
Views: 1,594
Posted By bmattock
Depends on the use case, and requires a...

Depends on the use case, and requires a reasonable quality DSLR with a wide dynamic range. Not against it - I want to try it - but it's not for everyone.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-26-2018
Replies: 50
Views: 1,618
Posted By bmattock
Wow. All I can say is that I am grateful for...

Wow.

All I can say is that I am grateful for technology that continues to get better and cheaper. Each new generation eventually becomes old and cheap and that's when I buy it; and it's quite good...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-26-2018
Replies: 35
Views: 1,594
Posted By bmattock
I am sure you're right about the quality, but I...

I am sure you're right about the quality, but I think the prices have escalated well beyond $500. I think you'd have to be very patient to find one for $500, and then you'd need to be sure you could...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-26-2018
Replies: 35
Views: 1,594
Posted By bmattock
I'm a long-time Vuescan Pro user - I believe I...

I'm a long-time Vuescan Pro user - I believe I registered mine in 2003 and I still get updates weekly if not more often - now THAT is service!

Vuescan of course does run under Linux which is how I...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-26-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 1,590
Posted By bmattock
Yes, that's true. But the concept is still the...

Yes, that's true. But the concept is still the same as compared to the Kodak and similar brand 'copiers' that rather than scan, make a photograph of the entire image at once.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-26-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 1,590
Posted By bmattock
The line-by-line method is also in very close...

The line-by-line method is also in very close proximity to the film. Typically this results in much higher 'dmax' which is a fancy way of saying it gets more dynamic range out of the scan than does...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-26-2018
Replies: 35
Views: 1,594
Posted By bmattock
I really want to try a Plustek, but I only run...

I really want to try a Plustek, but I only run Linux and unfortunately the Plustek is not supported under Linux. I could faff around with a virtual machine and then buy a copy of Windows, but to be...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-26-2018
Replies: 35
Views: 1,594
Posted By bmattock
Make sure you get the negative and slide trays...

Make sure you get the negative and slide trays when you buy used though. They are very hard to come by and cannot be purchased from Sony (who ended up with the Minolta-Konica business).

I have a...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-25-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 1,590
Posted By bmattock
It is fine for some use cases, not best for...

It is fine for some use cases, not best for others. Again, it's not a scanner. It's a camera that takes a photo of a backlit film frame. Very much like the old slide copiers of days gone by. The...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-24-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 454
Posted By bmattock
Same here. No ritual.

Same here. No ritual.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-24-2018
Replies: 35
Views: 1,594
Posted By bmattock
My 4490 died recently and I'm looking at a V550...

My 4490 died recently and I'm looking at a V550 for medium format.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-24-2018
Replies: 35
Views: 1,594
Posted By bmattock
Same here.

Same here.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-24-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 884
Posted By bmattock
I'm not sure 'cool' is the term I'd use to...

I'm not sure 'cool' is the term I'd use to describe riots, but yes, they are definitely interesting photos.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-23-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 1,590
Posted By bmattock
For what it's worth, most if not all of these...

For what it's worth, most if not all of these 'scanners' are not scanners; they take a photo of the film with a digital sensor. I reviewed one the other day, got crickets. Don't pretend it's suddenly...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-23-2018
Replies: 0
Views: 171
Posted By bmattock
Upcoming Czech Photography Exhibit

For those who may be interested in the work of these important Czech photographers:

https://mag.rochester.edu/exhibitions/modern-czech-photography/



This is at the Memorial Art Gallery at the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-20-2018
Replies: 45
Views: 895
Posted By bmattock
Street cred: When you have it, you'll...

Street cred: When you have it, you'll know.

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/f/f6/Weegee-International_Center_of_Photography.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-19-2018
Replies: 45
Views: 895
Posted By bmattock
That word may not mean what you think it does.

That word may not mean what you think it does.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-18-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 856
Posted By bmattock
I like the "no scammers" disclaimers. Like a...

I like the "no scammers" disclaimers. Like a scammer is going to read that and go away.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-18-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 856
Posted By bmattock
No matter what social systems humans build,...

No matter what social systems humans build, horrible people will use it to hurt each other. Life sucks.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-18-2018
Replies: 2
Views: 281
Posted By bmattock
I guess you're right, cheap and cheerful it is....

I guess you're right, cheap and cheerful it is. Seems to prove the concept though. Wedge the guts of a good mirrorless camera in there with a decent lens, and Bob's your uncle.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-18-2018
Replies: 2
Views: 281
Posted By bmattock
Scanner Comparison

I have had a Konica-Minolta Scan Dual IV for many years, but I have been giving some thought to learning to do direct photography of negatives and slides using a DSLR, as has become popular recently....
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-16-2018
Replies: 166
Views: 4,587
Posted By bmattock
After earlier stating I'd be parting ways with...

After earlier stating I'd be parting ways with Flickr over this, I realized I am out of time to get the staggering number of my photos moved over to my own domain before the end of the year - too...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 11-15-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 829
Posted By bmattock
VR should be turned off for any stable platform...

VR should be turned off for any stable platform as well. For example, on a tripod.

Hand-holding 6 seconds is impressive, nothing I would even attempt, so well done.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-15-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,435
Posted By bmattock
That's pretty darned neat. Are you planning to...

That's pretty darned neat. Are you planning to mount a lens and shoot with it?
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-14-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 451
Posted By bmattock
Looks like someone doctored a standard UV filter...

Looks like someone doctored a standard UV filter for reasons of their own. No clue what it might do. Give it a try.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-14-2018
Replies: 112
Views: 2,943
Posted By bmattock
I am not the typical consumer of such things, so...

I am not the typical consumer of such things, so I am not the target audience. In other words, I probably can't answer your question correctly. I can only say that I am hoping to be able to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-14-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 826
Posted By bmattock
Early adopter here. I opened my eBay account in...

Early adopter here. I opened my eBay account in 1996. 22 years, that's kind of a long time. You'd think they'd have sent me a card or something...oh well.

I've bought, I've sold. I have mostly...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-10-2018
Replies: 42
Views: 1,395
Posted By bmattock
Canon FX. Solid performer. Meter on top. FL...

Canon FX. Solid performer. Meter on top. FL lenses are inexpensive.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-09-2018
Replies: 52
Views: 2,590
Posted By bmattock
Are these arguments still going on?

Are these arguments still going on?
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-04-2018
Replies: 166
Views: 4,587
Posted By bmattock
I'm done with it. If I have to pay, I go back to...

I'm done with it. If I have to pay, I go back to hosting my own domain.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-01-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 943
Posted By bmattock
It says Arista EDU 400 *Ultra*. Is that...

It says Arista EDU 400 *Ultra*. Is that different than standard Arista 400 EDU? And I went to the link. I don't see the NAFTA thing anywhere.

Also, although I am far from an expert, I do not...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-31-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 634
Posted By bmattock
Nice! To post, choose bbcode and then just cut...

Nice!

To post, choose bbcode and then just cut and paste.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-30-2018
Replies: 71
Views: 2,946
Posted By bmattock
Or Eugene Meatyard. :)

Or Eugene Meatyard. :)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-30-2018
Replies: 71
Views: 2,946
Posted By bmattock
There is always something happening. Local...

There is always something happening. Local public events, from public library book signings to square dancing to church-sponsored social events, competitions, and so on.

Here in Michigan, I use...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-29-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 1,047
Posted By bmattock
It's even older than that. I remember reading...

It's even older than that. I remember reading about a guy back in the early 20th Century who placed a classified ad selling "the music to every song ever written" for a dollar. It was...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-29-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 814
Posted By bmattock
I don't really remember the 1980s. From 1979 to...

I don't really remember the 1980s. From 1979 to 1990 is really pretty much a blur.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-25-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 530
Posted By bmattock
Yes, the lenses are bayonet mount, and no, no...

Yes, the lenses are bayonet mount, and no, no rear elements behind the shutter in the camera body. True full replacement lenses.

Here's a link showing the camera sans...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 10-25-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 551
Posted By bmattock
Sorry my bad. If you can believe it, I just got...

Sorry my bad. If you can believe it, I just got back from the eye doctor this morning and my eyes are still dilated, hard to read. That's my excuse!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-25-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 530
Posted By bmattock
Atomic Age Rangefinder - Anscomark M

Unpacking in the new house, came across this blast from the past. All in working order, need to get out and shoot with it.

https://flic.kr/s/aHskGRJgCM

This is the Ansco Anscomark M, an...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 10-25-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 551
Posted By bmattock
HU: Canon Pixma Pro 100 $60 Adorama

Just got this in email and thought it worth passing along. Not mine, no financial interest,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-23-2018
Replies: 70
Views: 1,151
Posted By bmattock
1 - Retire. 2 - Set up trust fund for my...

1 - Retire.
2 - Set up trust fund for my granddaughter.
3 - Buy my sensei a new dojo.
4 - Some worthy charities.

That's about it. I'm not exactly financially OK, but I'm OK overall. Good life. No...
Forum: Film vs Digital 10-23-2018
Replies: 67
Views: 2,043
Posted By bmattock
Yeah, Jack White is into everything I like these...

Yeah, Jack White is into everything I like these days. Cool story, thank you!
Forum: Film vs Digital 10-22-2018
Replies: 67
Views: 2,043
Posted By bmattock
Often but not always. Well said. And I do...

Often but not always.



Well said. And I do indeed use the best (I hope) of both worlds. I do tend to cling a bit more than I need to to the old - but I hope I can be forgiven as I am older now and...
Forum: Film vs Digital 10-22-2018
Replies: 67
Views: 2,043
Posted By bmattock
I did not know that. Cool! In the USA, or at...

I did not know that. Cool!

In the USA, or at least in the places I've lived here, having a manual shift car is unusual and becoming rare. It's to the point there are amusing Youtube videos of...
Forum: Film vs Digital 10-21-2018
Replies: 67
Views: 2,043
Posted By bmattock
Except for manual transmissions. The kids can...

Except for manual transmissions. The kids can play, but they can't shift.
Forum: Film vs Digital 10-21-2018
Replies: 67
Views: 2,043
Posted By bmattock
Sounds like a fine evening. My therapy this...

Sounds like a fine evening. My therapy this evening was watching Arsenic And Old Lace with the missus. Monday night, I'm going to see the English Beat, my one concert a year.
Forum: Film vs Digital 10-21-2018
Replies: 67
Views: 2,043
Posted By bmattock
I think you're on to something. In my case, I...

I think you're on to something.

In my case, I was present at the creation. I ride a 73 Honda. I restore tube amps and record players. I've got thousands of records, some of which I've had since the...
Forum: RFF News 10-19-2018
Replies: 151
Views: 8,117
Posted By bmattock
I wish it said what size the sensor is.

I wish it said what size the sensor is.
Forum: Film vs Digital 10-19-2018
Replies: 42
Views: 2,491
Posted By bmattock
That article is unreadable in english.

That article is unreadable in english.
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 10-19-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 618
Posted By bmattock
Very nice!

Very nice!
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-18-2018
Replies: 8,894
Views: 867,833
Posted By bmattock
Totally unexciting, but I picked up a Sears KSX-P...

Totally unexciting, but I picked up a Sears KSX-P Dual2 Program 35mm SLR today, complete with Sears Auto MC 50mm 1:1.7 49mm filter K-mount lens. I found it at a thrift shop for $11.99.

I really just...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 10-13-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 1,862
Posted By bmattock
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread...

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=14747
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-13-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 941
Posted By bmattock
A few years back, finances forced me to sell some...

A few years back, finances forced me to sell some gear. Much of it sold for decent prices, it was a great help in a time of need. However, I quickly discovered not all buyers are decent people. I did...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-13-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 941
Posted By bmattock
Does it keep out floods, fire, and tornadoes?

Does it keep out floods, fire, and tornadoes?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 10-13-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 1,862
Posted By bmattock
I had one. It was ok. I don't recall much else,...

I had one. It was ok. I don't recall much else, but I so seldom shot 135mm on a rangefinder. Sorry, not of much help.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-12-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 941
Posted By bmattock
In my case, less a collection, more an...

In my case, less a collection, more an accumulation of items which held or still hold my interest. A harmless pasttime at worst. Certainly doesn't get in the way of my committing photography from...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-12-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 941
Posted By bmattock
I recently bought a smaller home and relocated,...

I recently bought a smaller home and relocated, although I am still working full time and probably will have to do so until I am no longer employable for whatever reason - retirement is beyond my...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-12-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 941
Posted By bmattock
Trying to avoid the political ramifications of...

Trying to avoid the political ramifications of such a discussion here, Roger, but I do take your point. I did say earlier on that I was mostly referring to the USA, as that is the experience I have...
Forum: Other RF 10-12-2018
Replies: 30
Views: 2,725
Posted By bmattock
There is a certain resemblance, that's for sure. ...

There is a certain resemblance, that's for sure. My avatar photo is a Mamiya Super Deluxe fixed-lens rangefinder. I found it to produce very nice results, but in the end, it was uncomfortable to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-12-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 941
Posted By bmattock
With regard to the comments on specialized...

With regard to the comments on specialized photographic equipment insurance and self-insurance, I definitely agree that it's a risk/reward calculation, and the results can be different for each...
Forum: Other RF 10-10-2018
Replies: 30
Views: 2,725
Posted By bmattock
Very nice looking camera!

Very nice looking camera!
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-10-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 941
Posted By bmattock
Yes, it is a very good thing to have. Back in...

Yes, it is a very good thing to have. Back in the day when I was burgled and lost many of my firearms, I was recovering from a recent divorce, my car had just be repossessed, and I was living in a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-10-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 941
Posted By bmattock
I certainly wasn't offended, and I quite...

I certainly wasn't offended, and I quite understand your point of view, especially at the time that it happened.



My apartment in Denver was burglarized once when I was divorced and living alone. ...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-10-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 941
Posted By bmattock
I am sorry for your experience, but you are...

I am sorry for your experience, but you are actually making the case here.



As an aside, I worked in law enforcement for many years before changing careers. Property crimes where the perpetrator...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-10-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 941
Posted By bmattock
Some thoughts on insuring camera gear

With some recent threads on damaged / lost / stolen equipment, and with recent news about catastrophic damage due to natural disasters like floods and hurricanes and so on, I thought it might be...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 10-08-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 1,073
Posted By bmattock
I don't have any experience with a digital camera...

I don't have any experience with a digital camera or helpful suggestions, but I did want to say I am sorry to hear it happened. I did have a basement flooding situation that got some of my vintage...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-08-2018
Replies: 34
Views: 3,085
Posted By bmattock
Heck, I am still miffed about Panatomic-X. ...

Heck, I am still miffed about Panatomic-X. ;)

Seriously, I'm just glad that there's still film out there to play with. Still working my way through my left-over Shantou Era 100. Very expired,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-08-2018
Replies: 34
Views: 3,085
Posted By bmattock
The author has a 'rant' section where he deals...

The author has a 'rant' section where he deals with the usual quibbles he has been seeing since the publication of his list.

I understand the desire for such a list to be accurate. I also...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-08-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 850
Posted By bmattock
That's good to know, and thank you.

That's good to know, and thank you.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-08-2018
Replies: 34
Views: 3,085
Posted By bmattock
Every Film Being Made Today

I searched but did not notice a link to this anywhere, thought it was interesting and...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-08-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 850
Posted By bmattock
Do you have a cite for this? I'm curious,...

Do you have a cite for this? I'm curious, because that is not what I see on the Adox company website. In fact, they seem be very cleverly choosing their words to *avoid* saying whether it is new or...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-06-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 744
Posted By bmattock
That takes some determination!

That takes some determination!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-06-2018
Replies: 0
Views: 264
Posted By bmattock
Lens Test: Yashinon 5.5cm f/1.8 M42 Chrome Body

Got a used lens on eBay last week, thought I'd go give it a test at a nearby park. It's kind of overcast and dreary here today, nice weather for shooting.

This is an chrome body M42 lens, kind of...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-04-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 641
Posted By bmattock
Olympus XA with A11 flash in FLCL...

Olympus XA with A11 flash in FLCL anime.

https://farm6.static.flickr.com/5256/5449548457_89c8431c91_z.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-03-2018
Replies: 8,894
Views: 867,833
Posted By bmattock
Pentax Spotmatic from eBay for $2.25. Has extreme...

Pentax Spotmatic from eBay for $2.25. Has extreme fungus in viewfinder, seller forgot to mention it. Oh well.
Forum: Film vs Digital 10-03-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 545
Posted By bmattock
Oh no. This resemble a direct copy of the last...

Oh no. This resemble a direct copy of the last vaporware.

https://www.dpreview.com/articles/4804601936/faded-dream-blogger-looks-back-at-the-failure-of-the-silicon-film-project
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-02-2018
Replies: 96
Views: 1,830
Posted By bmattock
Huh. Never had that happen, in all the years...

Huh. Never had that happen, in all the years I've had a beard.



I'm sure that must be something. ;)
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-02-2018
Replies: 96
Views: 1,830
Posted By bmattock
So is beard oil also for the purpose of shaving...

So is beard oil also for the purpose of shaving off one's beard? I'm so confused.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-02-2018
Replies: 96
Views: 1,830
Posted By bmattock
I've never been able to figure out what beard oil...

I've never been able to figure out what beard oil is supposed to be for. Do men's beards generate a lot of friction?
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-02-2018
Replies: 55
Views: 1,839
Posted By bmattock
I take information where I can find it. I've...

I take information where I can find it. I've learned a few things from people who don't possess advanced credentials in the field they are speaking about. One has to apply a filter of course, but...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-02-2018
Replies: 55
Views: 1,839
Posted By bmattock
I have only seen a few of his videos, but I agree...

I have only seen a few of his videos, but I agree he does have a slightly annoying giggle. Well, we all have our little quirks. I didn't notice the swearing. Probably because I cuss a lot as well....
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-01-2018
Replies: 96
Views: 1,830
Posted By bmattock
I have never cared for fashion. I have generally...

I have never cared for fashion. I have generally worn a beard since getting out of the Marine Corps in 1985, sometimes shaving when the urge hits me. Longer or shorter, Fu Manchu, Van Dyke, or full...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-01-2018
Replies: 55
Views: 1,839
Posted By bmattock
I just subscribed to Theoria Apophasis' Youtube...

I just subscribed to Theoria Apophasis' Youtube channel last week, happened to stumble across it. I think I agree with a lot of his conclusions about lenses, and he seems to be entertaining. He's...
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