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Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-08-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,268
Posted By planetjoe
Yes, I was thinking that the line in the last...

Yes, I was thinking that the line in the last photo looked like it also had out-of-focus issues around it; scanning, perhaps.

If you're referring to Jimmy Koh's shop on Long Island, I've had nothing...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-07-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 863
Posted By planetjoe
Wow, I hadn't heard about Eddy. He did great work!

Wow, I hadn't heard about Eddy. He did great work!
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-30-2011
Replies: 412
Views: 118,420
Posted By planetjoe
...looks like Dr. Bohr is quite agitated. Nice...

...looks like Dr. Bohr is quite agitated. Nice shots (and a great play).

Nice images all-around; I'm dangerously interested in this kit. Thanks to all for posting!


Cheers,
--joe.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 09-22-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 2,931
Posted By planetjoe
Awesome thread, Patrick, and it looks like the...

Awesome thread, Patrick, and it looks like the beginning of a great series of photos to remind you of a stretch of good times. Keep posting and work hard.

An aside to you and Glass Addict:

I did a...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 09-22-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 1,868
Posted By planetjoe
I'm with Brian on this one. In the past, I've...

I'm with Brian on this one.

In the past, I've found using the "Feedback Thread" a bit unwieldy, but then I've been on RFF since before it seemed we needed to keep track of feedback (although my...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-20-2011
Replies: 82
Views: 14,382
Posted By planetjoe
I love this thread. Thank you, Buzzardkid, for...

I love this thread. Thank you, Buzzardkid, for sharing your story and your photos. To paraphrase the above, I hope the thread inspires me to cross a kind of threshold, as well.

I'm going to take...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-19-2011
Replies: 25
Views: 2,497
Posted By planetjoe
As an amateur, I was allowed to be stubborn about...

As an amateur, I was allowed to be stubborn about upgrading from my 10D (!), which I loved unreservedly for a long time. However, Err99 eventually found me as well, and I've found nothing will...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 09-08-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 24,275
Posted By planetjoe
Awesome, awesome. Yes, more photos,...

Awesome, awesome. Yes, more photos, please!

There are folks (Dean Jones/Razzle is one) who have made a handy living making really very nice pieces of kit using these techniques. Their gear is very...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 09-08-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 24,275
Posted By planetjoe
KJ: That's a sweet little conversion, and you...

KJ:

That's a sweet little conversion, and you used the right cameras for it. The door-mounted knob of the 160 is the key to ease of use, IMO, and it's the only 100-series that has the right RF post...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-06-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 2,316
Posted By planetjoe
I am going to look into this; thanks! --joe.

I am going to look into this; thanks!


--joe.
Forum: DIYS Modifications 09-06-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 5,263
Posted By planetjoe
(caveat: I am an unapologetic Polaroid...

(caveat: I am an unapologetic Polaroid admirer/collector, but haven't yet accomplished this particular modification)

The general expectation in modifying the Polaroid rollfilm bodies (which are...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-06-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 2,316
Posted By planetjoe
Really? That's good news if so, because I've had...

Really? That's good news if so, because I've had a devil of a time trying to sort out the morass of incompatibilities in this area.

Frank: FWIW, there was this...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 08-28-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,780
Posted By planetjoe
(Psst: I don't think it's Raid's, but rather a...

(Psst: I don't think it's Raid's, but rather a friendly heads-up in his normal "Raid finds all the good stuff" style.)

Thanks, Raid!


Cheers,
--joe.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-26-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 1,675
Posted By planetjoe
His blog post reads like an RFF thread. Even the...

His blog post reads like an RFF thread. Even the near-profanity and dark humor. I love that the meter on the MP was busted when he got it.

Doing a tour in theater is a serious piece of business....
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 08-17-2011
Replies: 38
Views: 4,543
Posted By planetjoe
I won't even begin to comment on the current...

I won't even begin to comment on the current content of this thread, even though it pains me to read some of the things here.

I will, however, say that Roger (the OP...remember?) is probably...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 08-08-2011
Replies: 628
Views: 159,287
Posted By planetjoe
I never would have noticed that - I used that...

I never would have noticed that - I used that link, and thought it was odd that my negs/CDs arrived via USPS, but I wasn't sure how to figure that one out. Hope this helps everyone else; thanks,...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-07-2011
Replies: 25
Views: 2,662
Posted By planetjoe
That's interesting - I did not know there were...

That's interesting - I did not know there were Imperial and Metric versions!

I also used mine on an Asahi Pentax S1a for a while, just to add to the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-06-2011
Replies: 50
Views: 6,432
Posted By planetjoe
I second the OP's sentiment. I've started to...

I second the OP's sentiment. I've started to shoot my way through a frozen brick of E100VS, and I'm reminding myself of how satisfying it...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 08-05-2011
Replies: 628
Views: 159,287
Posted By planetjoe
Just wanted to give some information on this...

Just wanted to give some information on this issue; for my 5 rolls sent ($12 each), the total billed amount including shipping was $65.95. This also included uncut rolls, and therefore was a larger...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-05-2011
Replies: 25
Views: 2,662
Posted By planetjoe
Raid, the Helios-44-2 is an m42 lens, and so can...

Raid, the Helios-44-2 is an m42 lens, and so can be used on any m42 compatible lensmount. I had used it a bunch via adapter on my EOS 10d DSLR, which I suspect is a common...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 08-05-2011
Replies: 628
Views: 159,287
Posted By planetjoe
Images/Results.

I promised an update once my film had arrived, so here it is. I received the film in the mail, insanely well-packed, two business days after I sent my payment authorization. That's a 10-day...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-04-2011
Replies: 41
Views: 4,718
Posted By planetjoe
Laughing out loud in the office. Excellent work,...

Laughing out loud in the office. Excellent work, Doubleneg!


--joe.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 07-30-2011
Replies: 628
Views: 159,287
Posted By planetjoe
Quick update for folks still considering this...

Quick update for folks still considering this service:

I put my 5 rolls in the mail one week ago, and received a request for payment last night - so, that's 6-7 (calendar) day turnaround for payment...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 07-22-2011
Replies: 628
Views: 159,287
Posted By planetjoe
Maybe it's me (and I blow highlights all the...

Maybe it's me (and I blow highlights all the time, so take this with a grain of salt), but the frosting on the cake looks fine to me - and no, I don't mean yummy, I mean "fine", photographically...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 07-20-2011
Replies: 628
Views: 159,287
Posted By planetjoe
Thanks, Christian - 5 rolls dropped in the post...

Thanks, Christian - 5 rolls dropped in the post this morning.


Cheers,
--joe.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 07-13-2011
Replies: 628
Views: 159,287
Posted By planetjoe
Christian: If I request uncut negs, will the...

Christian:

If I request uncut negs, will the strips be sleeved before they're rolled up? (This is probably a silly question, but thanks in advance for your answer!)

I've scanned through the thread...
Forum: Film vs Digital 07-07-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 4,413
Posted By planetjoe
That shot is wonderful - thanks for sharing, and...

That shot is wonderful - thanks for sharing, and congrats!

I also like your choice of emulsion, btw.


Cheers,
--joe.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-03-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 2,118
Posted By planetjoe
Lots of good ideas here. I'm a slowpoke, as...

Lots of good ideas here.

I'm a slowpoke, as well; for me, HC110 dil H is the answer. Easy-peasy:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3188/2738532008_24c73f1e93_z.jpg?zz=1

The most inconvenient thing...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 06-09-2011
Replies: 38
Views: 12,033
Posted By planetjoe
It is the RF version (judging from appearance),...

It is the RF version (judging from appearance), but the seller claims (and does not show, unfortunately) the presence of a bayonet mount.

This could mean that there is an LTM->M converter tightly...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 05-26-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 2,950
Posted By planetjoe
Great photos and backstory, Chris; thanks for...

Great photos and backstory, Chris; thanks for sharing that day.

My son and I enjoy digging through "our" collection of Legos, as well. To all the potential AFOLs (Adult Fans of Lego) here, I'd...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 04-04-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 3,637
Posted By planetjoe
Hmm; yeah, I was googling around to see if I'd...

Hmm; yeah, I was googling around to see if I'd forgotten any details about the purported compatibility of the swap, but I couldn't find anything. There was something bothering me about it,...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 04-04-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 3,637
Posted By planetjoe
Sorry to hear about your lens! I can't help with...

Sorry to hear about your lens! I can't help with the repair advice, unfortunately.

I believe I do know something about the back issue, though; if I'm incorrect, I'm sure that someone else here will...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-06-2010
Replies: 28
Views: 2,835
Posted By planetjoe
Is it just me, or are there two shutter crate...

Is it just me, or are there two shutter crate castings in the lot? The nearer bits seem to feature a complete crate/baffle assembly. I'm not sure I'm able to identify the type, though, but I don't...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-12-2010
Replies: 826
Views: 140,358
Posted By planetjoe
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/3326/U3326I1146793855.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Off Topic 08-11-2010
Replies: 21
Views: 1,939
Posted By planetjoe
^^^Bob has a really, really good answer...

^^^Bob has a really, really good answer there.

To it I will only add my experience: when actually looking for something, rather than window shopping, KEH is the second place I check after RFF. I've...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 08-06-2010
Replies: 60
Views: 5,772
Posted By planetjoe
Glad to see this old thread for the first time. ...

Glad to see this old thread for the first time.

What's the status on the project, I wonder?


Cheers,
--joe.
Forum: Optics Theory - 08-03-2010
Replies: 56
Views: 5,772
Posted By planetjoe
I have a 1955 collapsible Summicron in LTM; like...

I have a 1955 collapsible Summicron in LTM; like others have said, the ergonomics of use are kind of a pain, but the images make it a keeper. I'm not sure I'll ever sell it as I'd thought I...
Forum: Olympus RF 12-16-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 5,401
Posted By planetjoe
Over the last three years, I've bought and sold...

Over the last three years, I've bought and sold two of these. They both cost me $100-$120 to buy and sold for almost the same, either way.

Definitely a camera that can hold its value. As for...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 12-06-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 3,181
Posted By planetjoe
Nice work indeed; I like the theme and the use of...

Nice work indeed; I like the theme and the use of the medium to capture it.



I think you're right, by the way - it looks like the Cage just near the steps to the W 4th St station. There's also (or...
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 10-29-2009
Replies: 37
Views: 7,284
Posted By planetjoe
Sheesh.

Public Service Announcement: ignore this post if you're not interested in non-photographic comments.



There are very few threads that have inspired my desire to respond in defense of another poster...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-13-2009
Replies: 7,429
Views: 3,787,937
Posted By planetjoe
Sweet, indeed. I have to add, as well, that I'm...

Sweet, indeed. I have to add, as well, that I'm having a lot of fun learning to "see" a 35 mm field of view. I've been a one-trick-pony with the 50 mm for too long.


Cheers,
-joe.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-11-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 1,861
Posted By planetjoe
Just FYI, found this...

Just FYI, found this (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=43884) thread. Interesting.


Cheers,
--joe.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-11-2009
Replies: 7,429
Views: 3,787,937
Posted By planetjoe
Ah, another vintage M4; it's good to see an early...

Ah, another vintage M4; it's good to see an early edition sibling...
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3076/2738607576_a61cf4827d_o.jpg

(Apologies if I've shown this one before!)

Cheers,
--joe.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-30-2009
Replies: 31
Views: 2,548
Posted By planetjoe
You've got the right tools; now, soup your own...

You've got the right tools; now, soup your own film! You'll never go back.

400TX and HC110, and Bob's your uncle, you're addicted. Nice image, by the way.


Cheers,
--joe.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 09-30-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 830
Posted By planetjoe
Buy some flowers...now. ...and put them over the...

Buy some flowers...now.

...and put them over the stain, of course.


Cheers,
--joe.

ps. it's all about the images, of course. Kinda.
Forum: Olympus RF 09-15-2009
Replies: 22
Views: 2,903
Posted By planetjoe
To the OP: yes. Off-topic, but I was at the...

To the OP: yes.

Off-topic, but I was at the Pasadena, CA camera show this past Sunday, and - I kid you not - I saw at least two XAs change hands there. Something about that little camera.

I...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-14-2009
Replies: 52
Views: 2,049
Posted By planetjoe
Red Shift.

Not shot with an RF, but certainly an old auto.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3053/2825714594_f51574687e.jpg


Cheers,
--joe.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-02-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 2,282
Posted By planetjoe
I'd agree with the others, with regard to not...

I'd agree with the others, with regard to not pulling too much.

My normal procedure is to shoot it @1600, which is actually a push, if you trust the "unofficial" rating of 1000ASA for the...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 08-31-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 3,589
Posted By planetjoe
Understood, certainly. You'd be surprised at the...

Understood, certainly. You'd be surprised at the size of my scrap camera heap; I've some scattered Mamiya Universal parts in there. Thanks, Dave.

I kinda like where Al is going with his thinking,...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 08-30-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 3,589
Posted By planetjoe
Dave, nice rig. I was pleasantly surprised to...

Dave, nice rig. I was pleasantly surprised to see that someone had indeed succeeded in doing almost exactly what I've been planning with my "baby"; those "S" backs from mamiya are renowned for their...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-21-2009
Replies: 70
Views: 5,130
Posted By planetjoe
Ko-DAK!

10 rolls of 160VC and the requisite (so far) roll of Ektar. Very, very happy day.

All hail the Great Yellow Father. And Bill Mattocks, of course.


Cheers,
--joe.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-18-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 1,043
Posted By planetjoe
Dang, it's not often you see a quote from one of...

Dang, it's not often you see a quote from one of (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Breakfast_Club) the finest cult movies of all time slip by unnoticed. Bravo.

Sorry; we now return you to our...
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 08-12-2009
Replies: 66
Views: 10,343
Posted By planetjoe
Forgive the intrusion, but I just wanted to point...

Forgive the intrusion, but I just wanted to point out that colyn never said "quotes"; rather, "question marks." Which are indeed there in the thread title.

This point is, of course, pedantic. ...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 08-03-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 1,503
Posted By planetjoe
Seriously? Those images didn't turn out bad at...

Seriously? Those images didn't turn out bad at all.

I'm not immediately familiar with what the negs should look like after processing for B&W; is the orange cast still present? Some of the images...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-01-2009
Replies: 70
Views: 5,130
Posted By planetjoe
I'll add my thanks to Bill - just got the...

I'll add my thanks to Bill - just got the aforementioned email the other day. Let's go shooting!


Cheers,
--joe.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-28-2009
Replies: 21
Views: 2,432
Posted By planetjoe
Like rogue, my "standard" is a dilute HC110 with...

Like rogue, my "standard" is a dilute HC110 with 400TX.

I use dil H (1:63), which is a bit more than 6 ml in 400 ml (one 135mm reel in a two-reel Paterson clone); like others have said, very...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-22-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 4,349
Posted By planetjoe
Got a great result from a recent Kiev 4...

Got a great result from a recent Kiev 4 CLA/shutter repair he performed for me. Very nice, indeed.

Oops...forgot to thank him! Will resolve shortly.


Cheers,
--joe.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-21-2009
Replies: 70
Views: 5,130
Posted By planetjoe
Thanks to Bill - my form is in. Cheers, --joe.

Thanks to Bill - my form is in.


Cheers,
--joe.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-18-2009
Replies: 55
Views: 3,284
Posted By planetjoe
Nice Thread, Joe.

Trying to see.


Cheers,
--joe.
Forum: RFF Polls 06-13-2009
Replies: 119
Views: 37,151
Posted By planetjoe
This old thread might get me to rethink my "naked...

This old thread might get me to rethink my "naked lens" modus operandi. Time to shoot a test/comparo roll.


Cheers,
--joe.
Forum: Olympus RF 06-13-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 1,247
Posted By planetjoe
When neither was an option for me, I used to...

When neither was an option for me, I used to crank the ISO on the meter dial (on the right side of the body when viewed from the front) all the way down to the lowest ISO (50? I don't recall). This...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 06-11-2009
Replies: 27
Views: 4,285
Posted By planetjoe
Ah, interesting - we should have you give the...

Ah, interesting - we should have you give the folks over at the Canon Camera Museum a lesson or two...thanks!


Cheers,
--joe.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 06-10-2009
Replies: 27
Views: 4,285
Posted By planetjoe
Can't say, necessarily; what you see is usually...

Can't say, necessarily; what you see is usually what you have. Sometimes iris blades are hard to count, though, in my experience. I've only ever had v.1; perhaps another v.2 owner can count...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 06-10-2009
Replies: 27
Views: 4,285
Posted By planetjoe
This is not the first time I've regretted selling...

This is not the first time I've regretted selling my 50/1.8 "Serenar".

Which version of the 50/1.8 LTM did you use? There were...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-10-2009
Replies: 42
Views: 15,544
Posted By planetjoe
I'd like to suggest that stand development might...

I'd like to suggest that stand development might be viewed as a reasonable starting point for a beginner, as long as the inherent risks of technique are taken into account.

The reason I'd say this...
Forum: RFF News 06-07-2009
Replies: 28
Views: 4,108
Posted By planetjoe
Thanks, Indeed.

Thanks to all for your stories, and to the OP for the thread.

My grandfather was in the US Signal Corps in WWII, and so crossed the beaches a bit later than most of the lads. He was a Master...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 06-05-2009
Replies: 39
Views: 22,183
Posted By planetjoe
This is a really nice system, with a lot of...

This is a really nice system, with a lot of modular flexibility. I've been collecting spare parts for a while now. The "S" shaped rollfilm backs are incredible pieces of machinery, and supposedly...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-04-2009
Replies: 54
Views: 7,771
Posted By planetjoe
I am...in awe. That is the coolest thing I've...

I am...in awe. That is the coolest thing I've ever seen.

Excellent purchase. Really. More of the grand tour, please!


Cheers,
--joe.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-31-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 892
Posted By planetjoe
I've only used Summitars (two different vintages,...

I've only used Summitars (two different vintages, mid-50s) on an M4, but I've never had issues with internal contact. I'm just guessing, but three things come readily to mind, listed in order of...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-29-2009
Replies: 636
Views: 187,690
Posted By planetjoe
Eddy Smolov's...

Eddy Smolov's info:

[email protected]
(347)922-7275

He's in Brooklyn, NY. He's currently working on my Kiev 4, and says I should have it back next week. That will be three weeks total,...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 05-15-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 1,597
Posted By planetjoe
There are endless issues with Graflex camera back...

There are endless issues with Graflex camera back compatibilities. What you have usually depends on when the camera was made, but there have been countless mods made by the factory as well as...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-11-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 1,303
Posted By planetjoe
Oh, certainly - no other meaning taken. I also...

Oh, certainly - no other meaning taken. I also like the "spa" reference; very fitting. Surely our hardworking machines deserve a rest once in a while. Henry's service seems top-of-the-line in...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-11-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 1,303
Posted By planetjoe
Thanks to john341 and Nikon Bob for the Kiev...

Thanks to john341 and Nikon Bob for the Kiev boosterism.

I find Bob's accounting of his experience with Mr. Scherer's service useful, as well. I've already acknowledged to myself that if I were...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-11-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 2,035
Posted By planetjoe
Funny...I was thinking that the capping fit...

Funny...I was thinking that the capping fit precisely into the composition of that image - it works!

I like these images; not bad for a roll for camera testing purposes.


Cheers,
--joe.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-10-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 1,303
Posted By planetjoe
I'm glad for all the shared sentiments; Eddy got...

I'm glad for all the shared sentiments; Eddy got in touch with me and mentioned (in his inimitable way) that the camera had arrived safely. He says I should have it back in 10-14 days. ...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-07-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 1,303
Posted By planetjoe
Kiev-love, Circa 1963.

Just wanted to share my excitement over my newest acquisition:

[1963 Kiev 4; don't have a proper image yet]

I can't remember why I finally got interested in Contax-style RFs, but something finally...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-07-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 1,085
Posted By planetjoe
Ha! Isn't that the truth. I'm with Double...

Ha! Isn't that the truth. I'm with Double Negative here, though, that it might be a non-starter for practical use of venerable FD glass.

I mean, why else am I keeping a T90 body around? Now,...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-06-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 1,085
Posted By planetjoe
Thanks - for some reason I hadn't believed it...

Thanks - for some reason I hadn't believed it would be so simple. Okay, maybe simple isn't the right word for it, but still...

Hmph. It's funny; in all the years we've been lamenting about FD/EF...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-06-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 1,085
Posted By planetjoe
Canon: FD on EOS? (non-RF)

So, I'm enjoying Raid's thread (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=73411) on WA SLR lenses on RF bodies, and I find myself fantasizing about converting my fast Canon 50s (FL...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-05-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 1,193
Posted By planetjoe
Raid, nice work with that combo. I have to say I...

Raid, nice work with that combo. I have to say I like what Efke did with those images. Do you know what developer Dwayne's used? It's probably unlikely to be Rodinal, which I understand is good...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-03-2009
Replies: 20
Views: 3,021
Posted By planetjoe
Of course, you're right. I think sometimes I...

Of course, you're right. I think sometimes I have a problem with "needing" the right gear for the occasion. Not that I have to explain GAS to anyone on RFF.

On the other hand, I realize that I...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-03-2009
Replies: 20
Views: 3,021
Posted By planetjoe
I'm also a fan of my VCII, which fits nicely into...

I'm also a fan of my VCII, which fits nicely into my shooting style and onto my M4. I bought it slightly used, but not for much less than it sold for new. I think it's worth the money - well...
Forum: Optics Theory - 04-30-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 1,800
Posted By planetjoe
Al, this is ingenious. Never would have occurred...

Al, this is ingenious. Never would have occurred to me.


Cheers,
--joe.
Forum: Optics Theory - 04-30-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 1,800
Posted By planetjoe
Oh, I couldn't agree more. I've found that doing...

Oh, I couldn't agree more. I've found that doing so usually gives me a grasp of the topic somehow "greater than the sum of its parts", if you see what I mean.

I love that RFF seems to generate...
Forum: Optics Theory - 04-30-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 1,800
Posted By planetjoe
You're right, of course; I was being overly...

You're right, of course; I was being overly expansive in my explanation.

But realize that the average human eye responds to light in the range of 380-750 nm, roughly a 2x change in wavelength. ...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 04-30-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 1,438
Posted By planetjoe
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/3326/U3326I1146793851.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Optics Theory - 04-30-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 1,800
Posted By planetjoe
Note: I am not a physicist. Well, not...

Note: I am not a physicist. Well, not really.

That said, you got the gist of the thing, with regard to the effect of diffraction being controlled by the size of the aperture. The wavelength of the...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 04-23-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 1,369
Posted By planetjoe
A good point - polycarbonate makes good...

A good point - polycarbonate makes good prototyping material when ground/cut/etc. And that bit about the "morsa" was hilarious. Isn't language wonderful?


Cheers,
--joe.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 04-23-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 1,369
Posted By planetjoe
D'oh! Al beat me to it. Cheers, --joe.

D'oh! Al beat me to it.


Cheers,
--joe.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 04-23-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 1,369
Posted By planetjoe
Really excellent equipment-hacking, Ruben. Any...

Really excellent equipment-hacking, Ruben. Any photos of your success?

And just for information, the word you're looking for in part c) might be "vice" or "vise", depending either on one's location...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-21-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 4,639
Posted By planetjoe
I think I'd agree with Brian on the price for the...

I think I'd agree with Brian on the price for the NPC195. I've been fantasizing about that camera for some time; it seems over-the-top, but reportedly the fit and finish is just great.

I have a 114...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-15-2009
Replies: 30
Views: 2,840
Posted By planetjoe
Such wonderful news! Now I hope you can get back...

Such wonderful news! Now I hope you can get back to the important business of enjoying the new Spring.

Glad to hear everyone is safe at home again.


Cheers,
--joe.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-10-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 875
Posted By planetjoe
I've one in my kit, and since I currently don't...

I've one in my kit, and since I currently don't have a dedicated m42 body, it's used exclusively adapted on my Canon 10d. For the record, I've considered selling it a dozen times, but I rather like...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-10-2009
Replies: 85
Views: 5,801
Posted By planetjoe
Roger, we've not corresponded here before, but...

Roger, we've not corresponded here before, but I've always enjoyed your posts. I'll add my confident hopes for a speedy recovery for Frances, and for a cheerful homecoming supper!

It sounds as if...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-10-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 870
Posted By planetjoe
I'll second the notion for a Bronica; my personal...

I'll second the notion for a Bronica; my personal favorite was the SQ, and I sorely regret having sold off my system.

I have to say, though, that in the interest of sex appeal the Hassy/Kiev...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 04-02-2009
Replies: 45
Views: 6,375
Posted By planetjoe
I've done this, and it did make some difference...

I've done this, and it did make some difference for a time. I also did it on my Canon P; in the latter case it was a HUGE improvement over the stock RF/VF.

For the XA, the RF window is simply very...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-31-2009
Replies: 30
Views: 2,230
Posted By planetjoe
Good trade; Manolos are very nice shoes. ...

Good trade; Manolos are very nice shoes. Seriously.

In the interest of full disclosure, I'm male, speaking from the perspective of an admirer, not a wearer. But you never know with nice...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-31-2009
Replies: 30
Views: 2,230
Posted By planetjoe
It's funny how rarely I've seen the "Significant...

It's funny how rarely I've seen the "Significant Other" factor work in the other direction; you've made my day. Congrats on your purchase!

Remember, it's a tool for making money. So, perhaps...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-16-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 2,484
Posted By planetjoe
This is absolutely true, and important to point...

This is absolutely true, and important to point out. The limited amount of exposure (no pun intended) I've had to sensor design in space instruments has led me to believe that the practice of...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-15-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 2,484
Posted By planetjoe
Thanks, Philipp; I wasn't certain of...

Thanks, Philipp; I wasn't certain of that.


Cheers,
--joe.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-15-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 2,484
Posted By planetjoe
I believe that's the general misconception; most...

I believe that's the general misconception; most of the "well-known" radioactive glasses used in lenses are actually doped with thorium, as gdi points out, not lanthanum, in order to tailor their...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 02-10-2009
Replies: 1
Views: 1,301
Posted By planetjoe
Looks like a cracked VF/RF illumination window,...

Looks like a cracked VF/RF illumination window, perhaps mostly cosmetic. But a reasonable price, even when figuring repair.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 02-03-2009
Replies: 40
Views: 5,431
Posted By planetjoe
Ha! No comment. But 2.4 large is a bit steep,...

Ha! No comment. But 2.4 large is a bit steep, even for something this sexy. Perhaps the used market will be very brisk with buyer's remorse.

[/wishful thinking]


Cheers,
--joe.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 02-02-2009
Replies: 40
Views: 5,431
Posted By planetjoe
Seriously; I haven't had desire like this for a...

Seriously; I haven't had desire like this for a new camera...ever. I hope it's significantly less than one mortgage payment.

Thanks for the link.


Cheers,
--joe.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 01-09-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 2,505
Posted By planetjoe
Amazing. I realize that I'd seen several frames...

Amazing. I realize that I'd seen several frames from Subway before without realizing they were part of this work. It's especially poignant that I recognize some of the same locations and vistas...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-11-2008
Replies: 7,429
Views: 3,787,937
Posted By planetjoe
Well, I can certainly say that mine looks its...

Well, I can certainly say that mine looks its age; ederek's is quite pretty and has me thinking of a comprehensive CLA for mine. It's quite the pleasure to use, though.


Cheers,
--joe.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-10-2008
Replies: 7,429
Views: 3,787,937
Posted By planetjoe
Excellent! According to a Cameraquest...

Excellent! According to a Cameraquest (http://www.cameraquest.com/leicanum.htm)'s data, mine (http://rangefinderforum.com/forums/showpost.php?p=877811&postcount=2198) is also from this batch, #1116....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-10-2008
Replies: 7,429
Views: 3,787,937
Posted By planetjoe
Very, very nice. Possibly the nicest-looking...

Very, very nice. Possibly the nicest-looking early M4 I've seen. That Mr. Ye certainly does nice work, too.

Cheers,
--joe.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-18-2008
Replies: 7,429
Views: 3,787,937
Posted By planetjoe
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3168/2738607806_f7d...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3168/2738607806_f7d1af0eb8_o.jpg

Thought I'd finally throw my hat...er, camera in the ring. My workhorse M4, from the first 1966 batch. The lens is from 1955, and a...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 08-14-2008
Replies: 32
Views: 3,927
Posted By planetjoe
I think this, too, was a condo/hotel; I don't...

I think this, too, was a condo/hotel; I don't recall, as I was wandering aimlessly around Boston's Back Bay in the middle of the night.



Ooh, now I have got to try that. I've been looking for...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 08-14-2008
Replies: 32
Views: 3,927
Posted By planetjoe
Frighteningly detailed, Jan. Very nicely done. ...

Frighteningly detailed, Jan. Very nicely done. I would absolutely second your assessment of HC110 as the "proper" developer for Trix, and it even works in 135; this (also posted in another thread)...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 08-13-2008
Replies: 32
Views: 3,927
Posted By planetjoe
Thanks, vrai; I've noticed that this fact is...

Thanks, vrai; I've noticed that this fact is especially appropriate for its exclusive use as a medium-format emulsion - the results I've gotten from normally-exposed 320TXP are really fantastic.

My...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 08-13-2008
Replies: 32
Views: 3,927
Posted By planetjoe
Not a silly question; when manufacturers...

Not a silly question; when manufacturers "reformulate" or change the name of a film emulsion, things can get quite confusing. When originally looking for this answer myself, I had trouble finding...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-12-2008
Replies: 3,587
Views: 908,741
Posted By planetjoe
Man, I love this image. Bravo. Cheers, --joe.

Man, I love this image. Bravo.


Cheers,
--joe.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-12-2008
Replies: 3,587
Views: 908,741
Posted By planetjoe
Some nice images...

Some nice images here.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3188/2738532008_24c73f1e93.jpg


Cheers,
--joe.
Forum: Olympus RF 08-09-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 2,942
Posted By planetjoe
This is a great thread for me, since I've had...

This is a great thread for me, since I've had some similar problems in low-light situations. My RF is probably off just enough to out of the acceptable DOF at open apertures.

Problem is, Brian's...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-08-2008
Replies: 53
Views: 16,388
Posted By planetjoe
I think, perhaps, that my strong negative...

I think, perhaps, that my strong negative reaction isn't related to anything obvious. Otherwise, of course, you and I would be in total agreement.

Woody Allen's new movie, however, is still one I'd...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-08-2008
Replies: 53
Views: 16,388
Posted By planetjoe
I don't know why (and I'll apologize in advance...

I don't know why (and I'll apologize in advance for my vitriol), but I don't like her at all. Couldn't really say why, exactly.

The camera, on the other hand, I wouldn't complain as much...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-06-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 1,604
Posted By planetjoe
I'm pretty much an adherent to this precept. Not...

I'm pretty much an adherent to this precept. Not only that, but to this day I simply cannot sleep before a journey; which is to say, never. And I'd also like to thank, wholeheartedly, the OP for...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-06-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 1,906
Posted By planetjoe
What are you folks talking about the camera for? ...

What are you folks talking about the camera for?

If I'm going to envy our old friend Charlie for anything, it's the live-in model.


Cheers,
--joe.
Forum: Off Topic 08-03-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 889
Posted By planetjoe
Correction.

Sorry about that - I should have said that the 24" aluminum model was the good one; I was thinking about the white models, all of which I think had the IPS panels. Carry on.


Cheers,
--joe.
Forum: Off Topic 08-03-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 889
Posted By planetjoe
Actually, one has to be careful with the recent...

Actually, one has to be careful with the recent iMacs, if the comments regarding IPS vs. TN panels are any indication. There are only a few models of iMac that have the "better" panel, as Apple has...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-31-2008
Replies: 51
Views: 3,940
Posted By planetjoe
It's all about perspective correction, of...

It's all about perspective correction, of course.


Cheers,
--joe.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 07-23-2008
Replies: 25
Views: 2,341
Posted By planetjoe
Well, there were three versions made...

Well, there were three versions made (http://www.canon.com/camera-museum/camera/lens/s/100-1000.html) by Canon.

The first two are almost identical, except for subtle design changes, probably...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-23-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 1,660
Posted By planetjoe
I'll second (or third) the vote for HC110. It's...

I'll second (or third) the vote for HC110. It's the only developer I've been using for a while; but then, I've only been using it with 400TX, so I can't comment on your films precisely.

I've also...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 07-22-2008
Replies: 51
Views: 14,665
Posted By planetjoe
I've got quite a few of them; a couple 110As, a...

I've got quite a few of them; a couple 110As, a 900, and an 800 - all obsolete with regard to available film. Great for lens- and camera-hacking, though; like many others, I have devious plans for...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 07-18-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 1,526
Posted By planetjoe
Total agreement. That onion (and the hell-hot...

Total agreement. That onion (and the hell-hot mustard that accompanies it) really makes the plate, IMO.


Cheers,
--joe.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 07-18-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 1,526
Posted By planetjoe
Great images, and memories. I used to take...

Great images, and memories.

I used to take "breaks" at McSorley's between classes during my undergrad. It was difficult to remember to brush off the sawdust from my shoes before meeting with my...
Forum: Photo Software 07-09-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 3,497
Posted By planetjoe
For me, it depends on whether I'll be using the...

For me, it depends on whether I'll be using the screen in a glare-rich environment.

As an aside - and for what it's worth - I've been discovering lately that the issue is potentially not...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-08-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 1,626
Posted By planetjoe
I think Travis' approach is just brilliant. ...

I think Travis' approach is just brilliant. Bravo.

For a while, I made 35mm contact sheets using an older model scanner, the Linotype-Hell Saphir Ultra. Basically a clone of the Umax Powerlook...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-24-2008
Replies: 73
Views: 7,474
Posted By planetjoe
Thanks for this, Bill - it's certainly something...

Thanks for this, Bill - it's certainly something to think about. I'm particularly wondering what it means that I'm perversely satisfied by the repercussions I create...

To the original poster, I...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-24-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 1,058
Posted By planetjoe
This has definitely happened to me using my Nikon...

This has definitely happened to me using my Nikon LS-50 (Coolscan V ED). When it occurs, I usually re-scan after ejecting the strip and re-loading it.

Regarding Vuescan, Ed Hamrick has posted at...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-24-2008
Replies: 87
Views: 6,360
Posted By planetjoe
Actually, I think there's something to this, if...

Actually, I think there's something to this, if my own tendencies are any indication. When I'm looking for 50+ year old cameras (let's say), I'm probably looking to find one below current prices. ...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-24-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 919
Posted By planetjoe
A green filter might give interesting results. ...

A green filter might give interesting results. But I have to say that the second image is really quite good as-is, IMO.

Love what FP4 can do.


Cheers,
--joe.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-13-2008
Replies: 74
Views: 4,824
Posted By planetjoe
I wanted to return to this thread and make a few...

I wanted to return to this thread and make a few comments.

First of all, I'm sure everyone's noticed that Stephen has fixed (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=57666) the...
Forum: RFF News 04-13-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 1,900
Posted By planetjoe
Just saw this was working - thanks, Stephen, for...

Just saw this was working - thanks, Stephen, for figuring it out. Should make some transactions much more smooth.


Cheers,
--joe.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-13-2008
Replies: 40
Views: 3,878
Posted By planetjoe
Bill, that's one heck of a nice carry-around...

Bill, that's one heck of a nice carry-around kit.



I think I'd have to agree with Brian that the J-8 is a good bet for a small fast 50 (nice optics module swap, btw); as a passing comment on 35mm...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-10-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 1,666
Posted By planetjoe
David, excellent news. It's funny that what...

David, excellent news. It's funny that what seemed to be the case (the lens) kept us blind to the actual culprit (the body). Glad Edward worked it out.

From what you've told me about this fellow,...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-09-2008
Replies: 74
Views: 4,824
Posted By planetjoe
Glad to see that we weren't hallucinating about...

Glad to see that we weren't hallucinating about this - and thanks, Stephen, for taking steps to see what's what.


Cheers,
--joe.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-09-2008
Replies: 74
Views: 4,824
Posted By planetjoe
Understood; and thanks for your response. I'm...

Understood; and thanks for your response. I'm gradually learning tolerance and acceptance around here; if for no other reason, my time here has been well-spent.

Here's to more understanding all...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-09-2008
Replies: 74
Views: 4,824
Posted By planetjoe
Sorry for the meaningless prattle, but this...

Sorry for the meaningless prattle, but this gracious exchange really struck me. Sometimes, in the heat of a thread, it's hard (at least, for me) to expect that resolution will come - no less that it...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-09-2008
Replies: 74
Views: 4,824
Posted By planetjoe
But you didn't leave a comment on the thread,...

But you didn't leave a comment on the thread, though. Doesn't that leave the issue unresolved for the community at large? I'm honestly not trying to sound snippy - yours is simply a single example...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-09-2008
Replies: 74
Views: 4,824
Posted By planetjoe
These PM issues were exactly my point when I...

These PM issues were exactly my point when I posted this (http://rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=54978) a couple weeks ago after the software upgrade. No one replied to the post,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-09-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 1,666
Posted By planetjoe
Lots of good descriptions here, but I have to...

Lots of good descriptions here, but I have to thank Kully for reminding me why after years of amateur practice, my images still don't "tell stories": I'm apparently all about the words.

Kully's...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-08-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 1,666
Posted By planetjoe
Hi, Dave. I believe the smallest lug on the rear...

Hi, Dave.

I believe the smallest lug on the rear of the mount (the cylindrical ring) is the one that activates the frameline mechanism. Another way to put it is in reference to the RF-coupling...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-08-2008
Replies: 74
Views: 4,824
Posted By planetjoe
I've also had generally good experiences with the...

I've also had generally good experiences with the Classifieds here; in fact, my last couple transactions (both buying and selling) were really great. That's mostly due to the kind of folks we've got...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 03-26-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 982
Posted By planetjoe
Wow; I'm liking this very much. More,...

Wow; I'm liking this very much. More, please.

I'm not familiar with Ilfotec's dilutions, but 11 minutes sounds truly convenient for a 3-stop push; excellent. I'm used to [email protected], HC110h, and...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-19-2008
Replies: 21
Views: 2,197
Posted By planetjoe
Some nice images here - I particularly like the...

Some nice images here - I particularly like the results form dazedgonebye's I26m. Probably shouldn't have gotten rid of mine, either. And now that we're on the subject, I've been trying to "see" in...
Forum: Yashica RF 03-11-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 1,147
Posted By planetjoe
I agree, and it sounds like the potential cost of...

I agree, and it sounds like the potential cost of parts is already included. I don't know; for a little more money, DAG will CLA your M-body Leica. Just my experience, though; YMMV.

Good...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-10-2008
Replies: 60
Views: 5,384
Posted By planetjoe
Ah, "The Alamo" on Astor Place. Just outside my...

Ah, "The Alamo" on Astor Place. Just outside my alma mater; that really takes me back. Nice capture, IMO.


Cheers,
--joe.
Forum: Optics Theory - 02-25-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 1,088
Posted By planetjoe
This, of course, is an excellent point. I...

This, of course, is an excellent point.

I think I was in-between two different crackpot explanations, but I was preoccupied with the idea of "diffraction"; classically speaking, I was trying to...
Forum: Optics Theory - 02-25-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 1,088
Posted By planetjoe
I'd agree with the "snowflake" theory, but I...

I'd agree with the "snowflake" theory, but I would also add that the object would need to be relatively close to the lens, if not on it. For example, check out this...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-24-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 733
Posted By planetjoe
Art and engineering...if we forgive ourselves for...

Art and engineering...if we forgive ourselves for paraphrasing it "...art and science", we come down to the old chestnut; it's our classic dichotomy, whether it be about photography, music,...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-18-2008
Replies: 22
Views: 2,517
Posted By planetjoe
Here's another data point (took awhile to get...

Here's another data point (took awhile to get around to it): my "keeper" Summitar, f/16 with hex iris, is 903127, which puts its manufacture sometime during 1951. This corroborates, more or less,...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-16-2008
Replies: 22
Views: 2,517
Posted By planetjoe
Here's...

Here's (http://flickr.com/photos/redframephoto/392707652/) another data point, my old round-iris Summitar, sn 668338. This (http://www.forloren.dk/lbf/leica_lens_serial.htm) website puts the date of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-13-2008
Replies: 56
Views: 1,907
Posted By planetjoe
Just wanted to add my voice to this thread. As a...

Just wanted to add my voice to this thread.

As a strictly hobby-based (read: personal enjoyment) photographer, I recently started to really "get into" Polaroid work, and had even planned a yearlong...
Forum: Olympus RF 01-11-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 1,641
Posted By planetjoe
I'd also mention the somewhat more "luxurious"...

I'd also mention the somewhat more "luxurious" step of having a camera technician adjust the camera for the newer (higher) battery voltage. I think this isn't an expensive proposition, and...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-11-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 1,042
Posted By planetjoe
Funny - I just scanned a few strips last night on...

Funny - I just scanned a few strips last night on my LS-50, and found exactly the same thing. It was the first frame that gave my issues, so I turned the strip around and scanned in "reverse". No...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-28-2007
Replies: 22
Views: 1,564
Posted By planetjoe
A canonical description of this problem, and how...

A canonical description of this problem, and how it happens, is given by CRR Luton on their page (http://www.angelfire.com/biz/Leica/page10.html). In addition, there's this...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-28-2007
Replies: 22
Views: 1,564
Posted By planetjoe
Wow, lots of answers - thanks for the feedback. ...

Wow, lots of answers - thanks for the feedback. I didn't realize tat this variation existed, nor that it would be so hard to corroborate.

I'm chastened now, because upon inspection I realize that...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-27-2007
Replies: 22
Views: 1,564
Posted By planetjoe
M4 Trivia.

Hi, all.

Recently coming upon maddoc's tempting Classifieds (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/photopost-classifieds/showproduct.php?product=8479) ad, I noticed the suggestion that the M4 bodies...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-17-2007
Replies: 32
Views: 2,687
Posted By planetjoe
Yeah; me, too. Nice images, Honus. This is...

Yeah; me, too. Nice images, Honus.

This is about the nicest resolution to a "mistake" I've ever seen. Rodinal + Xtol seems like an interesting combo. I wonder if Rodinal + ascorbic acid could do...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-14-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 718
Posted By planetjoe
I was thinking exactly the same thing. Why? ...

I was thinking exactly the same thing. Why? Because I've done it.

It sounds to me as if the image is way too out-of-focus to be a simple misalignment, and a collapsed lens would definitely fit...
Forum: Olympus RF 12-09-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 9,764
Posted By planetjoe
Good point, pitxu. It'd be quite a sight to see...

Good point, pitxu. It'd be quite a sight to see an RF/VF hood affixed to the front of my SP. Perhaps the purveyor of Leicagoodies (http://www.leicagoodies.com/) will be watching this...
Forum: Olympus RF 12-09-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 9,764
Posted By planetjoe
Not much feedback here. Eh; I get that a...

Not much feedback here. Eh; I get that a lot.

Just took the SP out today (if anyone's interested) and the ghosting isn't too prominent in the daylight. Still some issues in the shadows, though;...
Forum: Olympus RF 12-08-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 9,764
Posted By planetjoe
Oly SP Finder Flare - Experiences?

Hi, all.

I was recently reviewing a roll shot with my SP, and I found that a several of the more "available-light" images had out-of-focus subjects. Although I'm not immune to mis-focusing, there...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 12-07-2007
Replies: 28
Views: 9,010
Posted By planetjoe
Greyhoundman: this is some very practical work;...

Greyhoundman: this is some very practical work; well-done. I've been looking at this idea, too - some good threads over at pnet, if you can wade through the snarkyness. There's also this...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-05-2007
Replies: 488
Views: 127,776
Posted By planetjoe
I'll always love 400TX; but these days I'm often...

I'll always love 400TX; but these days I'm often rating it @1600, souped in HC110h. Works a treat.


Cheers,
--joe.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-05-2007
Replies: 29
Views: 2,259
Posted By planetjoe
Yow. This is a very pretty image, Brian. Nice...

Yow. This is a very pretty image, Brian. Nice use of the Summitar, and a confirmation of why this is one of my favorite lenses.

To the OP: I normally shoot with both the coll. Summicron and my...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 12-04-2007
Replies: 261
Views: 103,377
Posted By planetjoe
I can't believe I haven't voted in this poll yet....

I can't believe I haven't voted in this poll yet. I recently got an Oly SP back in my stable, after foolishly selling off an SPn I had previously owned. Turns out (mostly due to this forum) that I...
Forum: Off Topic 11-30-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 4,026
Posted By planetjoe
Yeah, that flat-rate stuff is very attractive. I...

Yeah, that flat-rate stuff is very attractive. I think I might try working out a "no insurance, low-cost" vs. a "complete coverage" option that I can show as options on a sale.

Just trying to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-30-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 785
Posted By planetjoe
I'm definitely taking a closer look at this...

I'm definitely taking a closer look at this fellow. This work is intimidating, both in scope and technique.

I've just started to play around with pictorial work with Polaroid stuff, and it's not as...
Forum: Off Topic 11-30-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 4,026
Posted By planetjoe
Shipping USA --> Europe? How Much?

Hi, all.

When selling stuff on RFF and elsewhere, I've always shrugged off International shipping of photo goods in the past. I guess the reason was difficulty with pre-pricing the service, since I...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 11-28-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 980
Posted By planetjoe
Hi, Jon. I've got the rectangular hood for sale...

Hi, Jon. I've got the rectangular hood for sale here (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/photopost-classifieds/showproduct.php?product=5424), including other accessories for the 50/1.8 Serenar. Drop...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 11-17-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 855
Posted By planetjoe
Hey, iCe - welcome aboard. Glad to see that...

Hey, iCe - welcome aboard. Glad to see that you're cashing in on what seems to be a good time to buy MF film gear. And good choices, too.

My understanding of "120" and other such film-format...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-16-2007
Replies: 48
Views: 4,320
Posted By planetjoe
I totally agree, and second the recommendation -...

I totally agree, and second the recommendation - I got one from KEH last year and have been using it on a regular basis - this is why I know I'm calibrated, at least to the best of my knowledge. ...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-16-2007
Replies: 48
Views: 4,320
Posted By planetjoe
There are probably more than a few opinions on...

There are probably more than a few opinions on this topic, but some threads I've recently been aware of (and participated in) are here...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-06-2007
Replies: 18
Views: 1,361
Posted By planetjoe
Just wanted to comment again on this nice work;...

Just wanted to comment again on this nice work; and thanks for your feedback on the film/dev info. Time to start looking for a nice Summar, again.

My grand-dad was a Master Sergeant in the Signal...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-02-2007
Replies: 18
Views: 1,361
Posted By planetjoe
Very nice work; I'll second your assessment of...

Very nice work; I'll second your assessment of the "vintage" look - bravo. The Summar performs very nicely. Very appropriate subject, quite interesting and well-outfitted in its own right.

May I...
Forum: Nikon RF 11-02-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 1,257
Posted By planetjoe
This fellow is also selling a "rare" bakelite...

This fellow is also selling a "rare" bakelite developing tank...
Forum: RFF Polls 10-31-2007
Replies: 110
Views: 10,587
Posted By planetjoe
I Are an Engineer.

I'm an engineer at a national laboratory, lately doing systems engineering and materials research in the area of hydrogen storage for automotive applications. These days I'm busy, which is a good...
Forum: RFF Imagery Promo 10-30-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 4,014
Posted By planetjoe
I'll add my thanks to the mix, David, for...

I'll add my thanks to the mix, David, for compiling this summary of ideas.

I have to say that I was not a fan of the idea of comps driving the "imagemaking engine" of the site, but your ideas are...
Forum: RFF Polls 10-24-2007
Replies: 66
Views: 14,154
Posted By planetjoe
Oly SP. For my money, you can't beat the size,...

Oly SP. For my money, you can't beat the size, ergonomics, and image quality. f1.7, indeed. Gotta love it.

Look for a sharp RF patch and a clean RF/VF window. Updated to modern batteries is a...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 10-23-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 1,411
Posted By planetjoe
Just wanted to add my note of support for this...

Just wanted to add my note of support for this machine; I just started using my Coolscan V after graduating from a Minolta Scan Multi. I lose MF scanning, but the difference in Dmax and resolution...
Forum: RFF Imagery Promo 10-23-2007
Replies: 78
Views: 11,135
Posted By planetjoe
This, of course, is a brilliant idea - as most...

This, of course, is a brilliant idea - as most simple solutions are. I'm a big fan of the W/NW threads, which tend to use such means as described by Kim here. I don't see why a "return to images"...
Forum: RFF Imagery Promo 10-23-2007
Replies: 78
Views: 11,135
Posted By planetjoe
Concerning posting photos/using the RFF Gallery,...

Concerning posting photos/using the RFF Gallery, there's a thread here (no pun intended): the desire for commonality of format/image size with other services like Flickr.

I haven't uploaded to the...
Forum: RFF Imagery Promo 10-22-2007
Replies: 78
Views: 11,135
Posted By planetjoe
Thanks, Gabriel, for the question. Speaking as...

Thanks, Gabriel, for the question. Speaking as another one that missed the announcement, that is.

Just looked the idea over, and it's pretty exciting. Perhaps just the thing to get me shooting and...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-18-2007
Replies: 26
Views: 2,107
Posted By planetjoe
I have the feeling it'd be hard to get perfectly...

I have the feeling it'd be hard to get perfectly parallel scratches due to "finger squeegee" action - if in fact they are parallel; you didn't say. It just strikes me that this process (which I do...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 09-25-2007
Replies: 19
Views: 2,885
Posted By planetjoe
Nice bridge photo, Erik. I have the Coolscan V...

Nice bridge photo, Erik.

I have the Coolscan V (LS-50), and I've just started to use it. I run it with Vuescan, which I'd used for a while with my Minolta Scan Multi. The combination works for me....
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 09-21-2007
Replies: 19
Views: 1,457
Posted By planetjoe
Dwayne's (http://dwaynesphoto.com) definitely...

Dwayne's (http://dwaynesphoto.com) definitely processes Kodachrome (K-14), but I'm not sure about the mailers. Probably, though - give 'em a ring: 800-522-3940. Their customer service, I've found,...
Forum: Off Topic 08-28-2007
Replies: 2
Views: 515
Posted By planetjoe
You can always use the User Feedback Thread...

You can always use the User Feedback Thread (http://rangefinderforum.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=30).

I don't think everyone does all the time, but it's a nice resource.


Cheers,
--joe.
Forum: Off Topic 08-08-2007
Replies: 78
Views: 2,666
Posted By planetjoe
Ah, coffee, the source of all my power. My...

Ah, coffee, the source of all my power.

My favorite has lately been home-brewed, freshly ground from beans purchased at Jones Coffee Roasters (http://www.thebestcoffee.com/), a local shop in...
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 07-19-2007
Replies: 21
Views: 6,229
Posted By planetjoe
Peter: I just wanted to share my pleasure at...

Peter:

I just wanted to share my pleasure at finding you part of our "little" community. My copy of your text is well-used - although not dog-eared, that would be a crime - and well-liked.

Thanks...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-16-2007
Replies: 18
Views: 1,880
Posted By planetjoe
Ah, I love this topic. For some reason,...

Ah, I love this topic. For some reason, actually, I've been obsessed with it. Some of the details I give below are also covered in this ...
Forum: RFF Polls 07-13-2007
Replies: 122
Views: 8,751
Posted By planetjoe
My parents saw my interest in photography early...

My parents saw my interest in photography early on, for some reason, and got me a Canon T50 with a no-name 50mm lens in 1985 or thereabouts. I loved that camera, and learned how to ISO-shift in...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 07-12-2007
Replies: 24
Views: 3,044
Posted By planetjoe
Yeah, it's the same with me. I have two, and I...

Yeah, it's the same with me. I have two, and I like what they do. But since the Holga is this little masterpiece of cheap MF technology, my second body has become a kind of "research lab" for every...
Forum: Other RF 07-11-2007
Replies: 25
Views: 1,772
Posted By planetjoe
Melanie, I love the look of those photos. You...

Melanie, I love the look of those photos. You chose your subjects well.

Funny - I suddenly find my "camera cabinet" filling up with 800- and 900-series equipment, the very same type of camera as...
Forum: RFF Polls 07-11-2007
Replies: 113
Views: 5,537
Posted By planetjoe
Just wondering about the category "Information &...

Just wondering about the category "Information & Technology"; if that's meant to represent programmers, network admins, engineers (of all stripes), scientists, and telephone sanitizers (!?) then...
Forum: RFF Polls 07-10-2007
Replies: 113
Views: 5,537
Posted By planetjoe
Hey, you're an important person to know...I've...

Hey, you're an important person to know...I've always wanted to study in Europe. Meanwhile, on the opposite side of the importance spectrum, I'm an engineer. Also a teacher in the off-hours,...
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