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Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 1 Week Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 223
Posted By Skiff
New M42 SLR for instax mini film

New idea for instax mini:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/967879970/the-first-m42-mount-slr-instant-camera-nons-sl42?ref=discovery&term=M42

I am not convinced. The image circle of M42 lenses is...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 917
Posted By Skiff
It has absolutely nothing to do with me. Just ask...

It has absolutely nothing to do with me. Just ask Ilford, Kodak, Foma, Agfa, Adox, IC, Fuji...... whether they freeze film after production. And they will answer you: no.

I have asked them.
You can...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 917
Posted By Skiff
No problem. I know that Industrial 100 is based...

No problem. I know that Industrial 100 is based on former Fujicolor 100. And that is based on former Superia 100 (first version), which was an excellent film.
C200 is based on the first Superia 200...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 917
Posted By Skiff
That stupid lie was destroyed by lots of facts...

That stupid lie was destroyed by lots of facts long ago, also here in this forum, and elsewhere, too. No need to waste time again on it. Film manufacturers don't freeze film. None of them. That alone...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 917
Posted By Skiff
Thank you very much for this fast first...

Thank you very much for this fast first reply!
Please do real side-by-side comparisons: Same subject, same lens, same shutter speed, same aperture, exact same lighting (same colour temperature), same...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 917
Posted By Skiff
Horses for courses. Both films are very...

Horses for courses.
Both films are very different. And I would use them in different situations.
I've used quite a lot of both films:
Ektar works best in landscape photography.
Whereas Fuji...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 917
Posted By Skiff
Then you have not searched good...

Then you have not searched good enough....;):
Several stores in the US import it from Japan.
Just one example on the West...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 1 Week Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 778
Posted By Skiff
It was not your fault, E100 is definitely much...

It was not your fault, E100 is definitely much softer than former Elitechrome 100 and E100G. That is quite dissappointing.
And Provia 100F is much sharper than current E100 as well. You also see that...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 917
Posted By Skiff
Best is to ignore it. Just a waste of time...

Best is to ignore it. Just a waste of time getting in.
Much more problematic:
The wrong click-baiting headline. No films are discontinued!!
Only one packaging unit.

Question to those rff members...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 173
Views: 18,032
Posted By Skiff
Next rff member meeting at Photokina in May? Good...

Next rff member meeting at Photokina in May? Good idea, I am in.

My opinion about Film Ferania is very different to what DanskDynamit, Jan, leicapixie, css9450 have written here:
Yes, they have...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 1,168
Posted By Skiff
No problem with the F6: Inner clock and...

No problem with the F6: Inner clock and integrated data back are running up to 2099. That's really more than enough :).
Forum: Travel 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 459
Posted By Skiff
2013. Also visited Ruby Photo, at that time the...

2013.
Also visited Ruby Photo, at that time the major film photography shop in Singapore. They had the full programme of Ilford films, photopapers, chemistry (they were official Ilford distributor...
Forum: Travel 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 459
Posted By Skiff
??? I was there, in the shops and looked at all...

???
I was there, in the shops and looked at all the offerings.
I have seen several very rare cameras which I have never seen in a camera shop in Europe, e.g. two Exakta 66 (the modernised Pentacon 6)...
Forum: Travel 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 577
Posted By Skiff
For those who are visiting Seoul and want film...

For those who are visiting Seoul and want film and processing:
https://filmlog.co.kr/main/main.phphttps://www.instagram.com/filmlog_official/

They even have automats with film and SUCs outside their...
Forum: Travel 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 220
Views: 8,674
Posted By Skiff
Margus, I love your photography! Such amazing...

Margus,
I love your photography! Such amazing work!
I always imagine to look at your beautiful slides life, on a light table with an excellent slide loupe, or even in projection, where transparency...
Forum: Travel 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 459
Posted By Skiff
I visited the camera shops in Singapore some...

I visited the camera shops in Singapore some years ago, just before the film resurgence started.
At that time the choices and variety were excellent, better than in lots of European cities.
Prices...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 1,001
Posted By Skiff
Just send it to Pierro...

Just send it to Pierro Pozella:
https://www.ppprepairs.co.uk/

https://www.instagram.com/ppp_repairs/

He is a specialist for electronic cameras and can do little wonders. He has repaired lots of XAs.
Forum: Travel 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 73
Views: 2,826
Posted By Skiff
No, because those airports which have installed...

No, because those airports which have installed the new CT scanners all offer hand inspection.
Maybe the new CT scanners could make it even easier for film shooters in the future, as hand inspection...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,126
Posted By Skiff
There is no problem: Even after the price...

There is no problem: Even after the price increase flickr remains very cheap for what it offers.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-16-2020
Replies: 123
Views: 3,378
Posted By Skiff
Thanks. I didn't know them. Very interesting to...

Thanks.
I didn't know them.
Very interesting to see another such a big and busy lab in addition to the Kodak movie labs.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-15-2020
Replies: 123
Views: 3,378
Posted By Skiff
Interesting. Where is that lab located?

Interesting.
Where is that lab located?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-15-2020
Replies: 123
Views: 3,378
Posted By Skiff
A wrong comparison. Because no film shooter needs...

A wrong comparison.
Because no film shooter needs film consumption on the record level of 2001. That former level is irrelevant to the current market.

All what is needed is
- profitable film...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-15-2020
Replies: 123
Views: 3,378
Posted By Skiff
Fact check: The demand for movie film is even...

Fact check:
The demand for movie film is even much more increasing than the demand for photo film:
Numbers:
1) Demand for 35mm movie film has increased by 155% in the last 4 years
2) Demand for 16mm...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-15-2020
Replies: 123
Views: 3,378
Posted By Skiff
Yes, I know this very well: Millions. But lots of...

Yes, I know this very well: Millions.
But lots of them can be repaired.
And the decisive factor is: Millions of film cameras are properly working and don't need any repair. There is enough of these...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-15-2020
Replies: 123
Views: 3,378
Posted By Skiff
LOL, you should re-read your posts: Original...

LOL,
you should re-read your posts:
Original quotes from you:
"There will be a time in the future when film photography will be a quaint practice of the past as... daguerreotype photography is now,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-15-2020
Replies: 123
Views: 3,378
Posted By Skiff
Agreed. But I am fully relaxed concerning that...

Agreed.
But I am fully relaxed concerning that topic. We will see new film cameras. Not now (too early), but probably in about 3-5 years.
The collapse in digital cameras sales will continue for the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-15-2020
Replies: 123
Views: 3,378
Posted By Skiff
The turnaround is already there! See the first...

The turnaround is already there! See the first post! The film sales are growing for years now. All film manufacturers are reporting that. All film distributors and labs, too.

Cameras: There are...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-15-2020
Replies: 123
Views: 3,378
Posted By Skiff
The "film is dead" or "film will be dead"...

The "film is dead" or "film will be dead" preachers feel threatened by any positive news about film.
We see it here for so much years now.

Because these positive news clearly show that their rants...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 01-15-2020
Replies: 7
Views: 1,037
Posted By Skiff
Thank you very much for your feedback,...

Thank you very much for your feedback, Andrew!
Greetings to London :).
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-15-2020
Replies: 123
Views: 3,378
Posted By Skiff
You are currently living in Vietnam, right? It is...

You are currently living in Vietnam, right?
It is a wonderful example for the power of the film revival:
About 5-6 years ago there was only a tiny film photographer scene in Vietnam.

Almost nothing...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-15-2020
Replies: 123
Views: 3,378
Posted By Skiff
Wrong again. Art forms don't die. All have...

Wrong again.
Art forms don't die. All have survived all technological changes. Even the art forms of the stone age are alive today.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-15-2020
Replies: 123
Views: 3,378
Posted By Skiff
Fact is that - all film manufacturers are...

Fact is that
- all film manufacturers are investing heavily in new products and / or new machinery to satisfy the increasing demand
- even new film manufacturers like Adox, IC and FF are on the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-15-2020
Replies: 123
Views: 3,378
Posted By Skiff
This I am hearing now for about 15 years from all...

This I am hearing now for about 15 years from all the digital datasheet fetishists.
But it has nothing do to do with reality.
1. Digital Imaging and film photography are physically completely...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-15-2020
Replies: 123
Views: 3,378
Posted By Skiff
No, it is not. film sales are continuously up for...

No, it is not. film sales are continuously up for several years. All types and formats: instant film, 35mm film, 120, LF, color, BW.



Correct. And also completely irrelevant. Because film is adding...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-15-2020
Replies: 123
Views: 3,378
Posted By Skiff
Nothing new here at all. That is possible for...

Nothing new here at all. That is possible for decades. Monobath chemistry is a very old concept, press photographers have done it back in time when they were in a hurry.
LabBox is not needed. You can...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-15-2020
Replies: 123
Views: 3,378
Posted By Skiff
It's there. The following excellent film cameras...

It's there. The following excellent film cameras are in current production:
- Leica MP
- Leica M-A
- Nikon F6
- DW Photo / Rolleiflex Hy6 Mod.2
- Hasselblad H6 with film back.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-15-2020
Replies: 123
Views: 3,378
Posted By Skiff
Of course very interesting and very positive...

Of course very interesting and very positive news. But not surprising at all. We've got the data in about the film renaissance for years now. Numerous postings here on rff concerning that topic.
And...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-14-2020
Replies: 2
Views: 311
Posted By Skiff
Project to empower photographers to repair cameras themselves

I think this a really good project:

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/camera-rescue-basic-course#/

Friends of mine have bought repaired cameras from them and they were very satiesfied. They are...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-10-2020
Replies: 220
Views: 6,969
Posted By Skiff
Here more background information (NBC report) why...

Here more background information (NBC report) why the prices of the Leica M6 and film cameras in general are increasing: the film...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-07-2020
Replies: 220
Views: 6,969
Posted By Skiff
There are also the Leica M-A, DW Photo /...

There are also the Leica M-A, DW Photo / Rolleiflex Hy6 Mod.2, the Hasselblad H6 with its film back, more than a dozen cameras models from Lomography, the Holga, and countless large format cameras...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-03-2020
Replies: 220
Views: 6,969
Posted By Skiff
Two of my film distributors have told me that the...

Two of my film distributors have told me that the 35mm film demand has more than doubled (!) in the last five years.
Global film backorders are currently in the 20-30 million units range, mainly...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-03-2020
Replies: 220
Views: 6,969
Posted By Skiff
They have already done that 17 years ago ;). In...

They have already done that 17 years ago ;). In 2003 they had introduced the Leica MP. That is your M6-2 :).
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 12-30-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 1,037
Posted By Skiff
At least on the pictures on their homepage,...

At least on the pictures on their homepage, beside the big instax presentation there is normal film offered in boxes at one of the counters.
Maybe some of our British / London friends can check it...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-29-2019
Replies: 176
Views: 6,687
Posted By Skiff
Exactly. I agree with all you said. From all the...

Exactly.
I agree with all you said. From all the Nikons I have used (which are almost all models) the F6 is by far the best.
And therefore it is the most used camera in my camera arsenal.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 12-19-2019
Replies: 1
Views: 401
Posted By Skiff
Ilford Darkroom Printing Survey

Hi,

Ilford is doing again an interesting survey, online.
This time it is all about printing in the darkroom, hurray :).

The link to their survey is on their homepage and their instagram...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-22-2019
Replies: 118
Views: 8,067
Posted By Skiff
Then it is really an original Fujifilm Acros...

Then it is really an original Fujifilm Acros emulsion.
Because none of the Ilford films has anything close to that unique characteristic.
Looks like Fujifilm is making the emulsion by themselves and...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-08-2019
Replies: 107
Views: 4,863
Posted By Skiff
+1. My job is already too much dominated by...

+1.
My job is already too much dominated by computers and monitors.
In my rare free time I don't want to be a "digital slave", too.
I don't want that the world-dominating digital companies control my...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-16-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 3,784
Posted By Skiff
It will be three different products. And latest...

It will be three different products. And latest news is that one of these products is a new, improved Multigrade V RC paper.
Very good news!
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-14-2019
Replies: 168
Views: 7,090
Posted By Skiff
No. Jan was at hospital at that time, suffering...

No.
Jan was at hospital at that time, suffering from a very severe illness.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-14-2019
Replies: 100
Views: 4,517
Posted By Skiff
Dear Larry, do you have measured the film with a...

Dear Larry, do you have measured the film with a densitometer?
No, you have not.
Otherwise you would not have written your last posting....;).

The ISO norm is very clear: You must have 0.1 logD...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-14-2019
Replies: 100
Views: 4,517
Posted By Skiff
Officially the E6 film has not been cancelled....

Officially the E6 film has not been cancelled. But de facto it is placed on hold.
Because:
Some time ago Dave Bias from Film Ferrania said in the extremely long FF thread on photrio that FF is now...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-12-2019
Replies: 168
Views: 7,090
Posted By Skiff
An employee with no knowledge. Period. Leica just...

An employee with no knowledge. Period.
Leica just two weeks ago had a public event at their headquarter ("Leica Experience days") which focussed purely on classic film photography. No digital at all...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-30-2019
Replies: 108
Views: 38,097
Posted By Skiff
There is also a lab now "in the middle of the...

There is also a lab now "in the middle of the Atlantic", on the Azores islands!!
They are doing C41, SW and E6. At very low...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-26-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,459
Posted By Skiff
Not so far, fortunately. But the Kodak 120 stock...

Not so far, fortunately. But the Kodak 120 stock I have is still the one with the former backing paper version.

As much as I like TMY-2 or Portra 160 in 120, I really appreciate the unsurpassed...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-25-2019
Replies: 110
Views: 4,294
Posted By Skiff
That could be possible. Another reason which...

That could be possible.
Another reason which could keep the price level relatively high: Some repair specialists are now focussing on these cameras fixing defunct electronics,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-16-2019
Replies: 62
Views: 1,968
Posted By Skiff
Yes, because the color rendition is unique....

Yes, because the color rendition is unique. Probably from the same factory which is producing the Lomo Purple and Turquois for Lomo: When Lomo Purple was introduced they published some pictures from...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-11-2019
Replies: 129
Views: 3,417
Posted By Skiff
+1. That means an updated F6. You just have to...

+1.
That means an updated F6.
You just have to implement the capability for the new "E" type lenses. These lenses can currently only be used at open aperture with the F6 (same is valid for pre D3...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-15-2019
Replies: 70
Views: 3,090
Posted By Skiff
Look at the last sentence from one of the biggest...

Look at the last sentence from one of the biggest European scanner distributors:
https://filmscanner.info/en/PlustekOpticFilm120.html

"Since we and lots of our customers had many problems with the...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-15-2019
Replies: 70
Views: 3,090
Posted By Skiff
Looks like they have put the wrong picture...

Looks like they have put the wrong picture online.
Because, quote from their test results:
"The reflecta RPS 10M boasts an effective resolution of 4300 ppi, thus reaching a solid 86% of its nominal...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-15-2019
Replies: 70
Views: 3,090
Posted By Skiff
For the internet sharing scene you don't need X1...

For the internet sharing scene you don't need X1 or X5 quality level scans: Computer monitors with their extremely low resolution and inferior halftone reproduction are the bottlenecks and limiting...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-15-2019
Replies: 70
Views: 3,090
Posted By Skiff
The Reflekta RPS 10 M delivers a picture quality...

The Reflekta RPS 10 M delivers a picture quality level even a bit higher compared to Coolscan V and 5000:
https://filmscanner.info/en/ReflectaRPS10M.html
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-15-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 319
Posted By Skiff
In several years of the last decade Bangkok was...

In several years of the last decade Bangkok was even the most visited city in the world!
Very nice to see that as a film photographer you are "safe" there concerning lab options: 18 labs, holy moly,...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-14-2019
Replies: 70
Views: 3,090
Posted By Skiff
Then be lucky. I know lots of customers who have...

Then be lucky.
I know lots of customers who have had severe problems, which could not be solved. The problems have been discussed in lots of forums, by the way, including...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-14-2019
Replies: 70
Views: 3,090
Posted By Skiff
No, it is not at all. The problems with the...

No, it is not at all.
The problems with the discontinued one are well documented (mainly to get a consistent and precise focus). When a double digit number of your customers is unsatiesfied and ship...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-14-2019
Replies: 70
Views: 3,090
Posted By Skiff
No, because there simply is no real lack of...

No, because there simply is no real lack of scanners in the market currently.
FUD in forums and the market reality are two completely different things.
We see increasing demand for film, and the film...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-14-2019
Replies: 70
Views: 3,090
Posted By Skiff
They simply do want a very good product that...

They simply do want a very good product that works for the customer. And development of such a product takes its time.
Better to wait a little bit having a flawless product than being too early on...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-14-2019
Replies: 70
Views: 3,090
Posted By Skiff
I have to disagree here. Drum scanners have been...

I have to disagree here. Drum scanners have been state of the art in the industry for decades, and even in the printing industry when high quality was needed. As you can put lots of negative / slides...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-13-2019
Replies: 118
Views: 8,067
Posted By Skiff
They of course won't. Acros was offered...

They of course won't. Acros was offered worldwide, and of course Acros II will be also offered worldwide. They sold much more Acros outside Japan than in Japan.
But as Japan is their home market...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-13-2019
Replies: 70
Views: 3,090
Posted By Skiff
Well, FB groups are not always reliable...

Well, FB groups are not always reliable sources.......;).
You remember all those "experts" in such groups who have claimed even until last week that Fujifilm "has stopped film production" :D.
Again...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-12-2019
Replies: 70
Views: 3,090
Posted By Skiff
No, they are not the last two high end film...

No, they are not the last two high end film scanners in production.
ICG is producing new real (not virtual like Hasselblad) drum scanners. They also deliver better quality compared to the Hasselblads...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-11-2019
Replies: 118
Views: 8,067
Posted By Skiff
Normally no one. At least no one with a rational...

Normally no one. At least no one with a rational mind.
Those who have liked Acros can be happy.
Also those young photographers who so far haven't had the chance to try it because it was sold out...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-17-2019
Replies: 123
Views: 3,439
Posted By Skiff
In Fujifilm's last fiscal year, which ended 31th...

In Fujifilm's last fiscal year, which ended 31th March 2019, they sold 10 (!!) million instax cameras.
Instax is now the most successful camera type, significantly surpasssing digital compact...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-15-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,772
Posted By Skiff
Yes, Nikon is producing new F6. We've just...

Yes, Nikon is producing new F6. We've just recently discussed that here:
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=166042
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-12-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 7,190
Posted By Skiff
Not correct. There is one on the global list. But...

Not correct. There is one on the global list. But two available fresh. Pro 160 NS is currently offered in the markets where demand for this film is.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-12-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 7,190
Posted By Skiff
Correct. No more discontinuations.

Correct. No more discontinuations.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-12-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 7,190
Posted By Skiff
The following: - Fujicolor C200 135-36 - Superia...

The following:
- Fujicolor C200 135-36
- Superia X-Tra 400 135-36
- Pro 400H 135-36 and 120
- Velvia 50 135-36 and 120
- Velvia 100 135-36, 120, 4x5", 8x10"
- Provia 100F 135-36, 120, 4x5",...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-12-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 7,190
Posted By Skiff
No. Superia Venus 800 is Superia X-Tra 800. I've...

No.
Superia Venus 800 is Superia X-Tra 800. I've tested both side by side. With the discontuniation notice of X-Tra 800 it was clear that the Venus packaging of this film will follow.



No. They...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-11-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 7,190
Posted By Skiff
@brbo @Jan The consumer and film division has...

@brbo
@Jan
The consumer and film division has reported a loss of 19 million dollars (see page 93). That is right, but you both overlook a point:
For us as photographers it is of main interest whether...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-11-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 7,190
Posted By Skiff
Both Kodak Alaris and Fujifilm reported...

Both Kodak Alaris and Fujifilm reported increasing demand last Photokina. For C41 and E6. The number of labs also offering E6 is increasing. Tetenal is working on additional 1L E6 kits because of...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-11-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 7,190
Posted By Skiff
Not a surprise at all. The news is almost 1 1/2...

Not a surprise at all. The news is almost 1 1/2 years old that Fuji had to stop ISO 800 film production.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-10-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 466
Posted By Skiff
1. I've done sensitometrc tests, evaluated the...

1. I've done sensitometrc tests, evaluated the characteristic curves. Scans of the grey zone pictures wouldn't help anyone at all ;).
2. I've done some resolution tests. Scans of them are a waste of...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-10-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 853
Posted By Skiff
Because he is an honest gentleman not commenting...

Because he is an honest gentleman not commenting on products of competitors.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-10-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 7,190
Posted By Skiff
Here it is said very clear, that it is simply the...

Here it is said very clear, that it is simply the former worldwide price announcement from some weeks...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-10-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 7,190
Posted By Skiff
That is just exactly that increase which was...

That is just exactly that increase which was announced some weeks ago in English for the non-Japanese, worldwide market.
So nothing new, just the same announcement now in Japanese for the home market.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-10-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 853
Posted By Skiff
I didn't want to go to far into all the details...

I didn't want to go to far into all the details in my post above, but probably its necessary:
1. There was the former pre-war Rodinal R09 formulation. That had been produced by Calbe in Germany quite...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-09-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 466
Posted By Skiff
Well, HR DEV, Atomal and DD-X give the highest...

Well, HR DEV, Atomal and DD-X give the highest effective speed (EI 40/17°). FX-39 II has a little bit less speed (EI 32/16°), but wonderful sharpness and acutance. HR DEV has also good sharpness.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-09-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 853
Posted By Skiff
The article is wrong. R09 is not the same....

The article is wrong. R09 is not the same. Similar, but not the same.
And R09 is not made by compard. It is only bottled by compard. Compard is not a chemical manufacturer, they are a finishing /...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-09-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 466
Posted By Skiff
The ADOX HR DEV developer can also be used for...

The ADOX HR DEV developer can also be used for all other films.
I've got very good results with HR-50 film in HR DEV, but also developed in DD-X, FX-39 II and Atomal.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-09-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 853
Posted By Skiff
Only ADOX Rodinal is made of the original, latest...

Only ADOX Rodinal is made of the original, latest Agfa Rodinal formula by Agfa in Germany.
All other clones are slightly different.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-07-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 540
Posted By Skiff
New Technology and Products: ADOX CAPTURA

Again very positive news from ADOX:
New powder chemistry without dust:

https://www.photrio.com/forum/threads/introducing-adox-captura-dust-binding-technology.167296/
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-07-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 31,475
Posted By Skiff
On facebook in the F6 user group a new member has...

On facebook in the F6 user group a new member has just recently bought a brand new F6 with serial no. 35714.
That is the highest serial number I've seen so far.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-19-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 1,981
Posted By Skiff
I know this store much much better than you. I am...

I know this store much much better than you. I am a regular customer. I've never experienced there that Kodak film was out of stock. Never.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-19-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 1,981
Posted By Skiff
Simply your own fault. In Rome there is the...

Simply your own fault. In Rome there is the wonderful, film photography only store 'ars-imago'
http://www.ars-imago.com/index.php?language=en
And they offer the full line of Kodak films, too.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-19-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 7,190
Posted By Skiff
All of them except Acros are still around. And...

All of them except Acros are still around. And that new packaging design was six years ago. Quite a long time. Due to my sources problems with the availability of raw materials caused the end of...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-19-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 7,190
Posted By Skiff
I doubt that. Because it would not make economic...

I doubt that. Because it would not make economic sense at all to give this film a complete new packaging (with a complete new design) - as it was done last year. Why invest much money in a product...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-19-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 7,190
Posted By Skiff
Thanks. So when the Japanese market has shown a...

Thanks.
So when the Japanese market has shown a preference for Superia Premium, it would make sense for Fujifilm to concentrate on that product in that market.
And offer the other products in the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-19-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 7,190
Posted By Skiff
I doubt that that is really the case on a global...

I doubt that that is really the case on a global scale.
What I do know is - explained to me by big film distribution companies - that sometimes films with short guarantee dates are collected by...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-19-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 7,190
Posted By Skiff
But there is Superia Premium 400 offered in...

But there is Superia Premium 400 offered in Japan. Maybe the same film. I've only used Superia X-Tra 400 so far, excellent film. But I did not a direct comparison to Superia Premium, because it was...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-19-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 7,190
Posted By Skiff
Exactly. It is as I said.

Exactly. It is as I said.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-19-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 7,190
Posted By Skiff
Those doom and gloom prayers who assert that...

Those doom and gloom prayers who assert that Fujifilm has stopped film production long ago have never given the smallest proof at all for that. Never ever.

These guys simply have no clue at all...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-19-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 7,190
Posted By Skiff
Prove it. Post it here. Otherwise it is again...

Prove it. Post it here. Otherwise it is again just another misinformation by you.

I've been at Photokina when this camera was introduced. And this text was not published. And I've never seen it in...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-15-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 4,024
Posted By Skiff
Exactly, it is not hard. The manufacturers have...

Exactly, it is not hard. The manufacturers have the data for their company, and presented it to investors:
- Ilford has got an investor in 2015, a private equity group
- Film Ferrania has got an...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-15-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 4,024
Posted By Skiff
As a long term customer for decades I've built a...

As a long term customer for decades I've built a trustful relationsship to their staff responsible for distribution. No current disco list. The film programme is as it was presentd at Photokina.

...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-15-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 4,024
Posted By Skiff
Both already had scaled down to fit the lowest...

Both already had scaled down to fit the lowest demand some time ago when demand was at its all time low.
Now with increasing demand they most probably can keep the lines running.
Kodak is...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-15-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 4,024
Posted By Skiff
They were on the internal list for...

They were on the internal list for discontinuation, but then Fujifilm cancelled that decision and kept them in the line because of the positive market changes.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-15-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 7,190
Posted By Skiff
Wrong. Again. That text has never been published...

Wrong. Again.
That text has never been published before by Fujifilm.

And it has not been so far presented in such a prominent way on the biggest photo fair Photokina. But last year at Photokina...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-15-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 4,024
Posted By Skiff
That was the number for the North American market...

That was the number for the North American market only.
The global market had its peak in 1999/2000 with about 3 billion rolls (source: Fujifilm Japan), and/or according to the PMA in 2001/2002 with...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-15-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 4,024
Posted By Skiff
Provia 100F in 8x10" and Velvia 100 in 4x5" and...

Provia 100F in 8x10" and Velvia 100 in 4x5" and 8x10".
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-15-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 7,190
Posted By Skiff
This lie is running around for quite some...

This lie is running around for quite some time.
But it is easy to identify this as a lie:
1. Big film manufacturers do not freeze film!! None of them is doing that!
Because:
- it is much too...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-15-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 4,024
Posted By Skiff
It has been presented here again and again. But...

It has been presented here again and again. But the facts are always ignored by the doom-and-gloom prayers. Just look in the history of this subforum, there are several threads about new labs. Some...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-13-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 4,024
Posted By Skiff
That is not true. There is lots of...

That is not true.
There is lots of evidence.
Clever people just do the obvious: They talk to the people who know the market numbers: Film manufacturers, film distributors and lab owners.
A group of...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-12-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 4,024
Posted By Skiff
Same here: Before I started processing color at...

Same here: Before I started processing color at home some years ago, too (have done that with BW since my youth), I send out my color films via mail order to the best labs in my country. Not a single...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-12-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 634
Posted By Skiff
And ADOX is making further progress in...

And ADOX is making further progress in construction of their new, second factory building at their headquarter in Germany:

http://www.adox.de/Photo/progress-in-march-and-april/
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-12-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 4,024
Posted By Skiff
C41 and E6 at home is even easier than BW,...

C41 and E6 at home is even easier than BW, because these processes are standardised. No problem to get perfect quality (even better compared to prof. labs), especially with a JOBO processor. It's...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-12-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 1,002
Posted By Skiff
Of course the Nikon F6 is still in production....

Of course the Nikon F6 is still in production. We've just recently talked about that topic:
https://rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=166042

If you want to know which products are...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-11-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,912
Posted By Skiff
O.k. In all your endless wisdom you have multiple...

O.k. In all your endless wisdom you have multiple times explained to all us idiots here (I have also been one of those participants of the rff member meeting at Photokina who have talked to the film...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-08-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,619
Posted By Skiff
Yes, that is right. But they are completely...

Yes, that is right.
But they are completely dependent on the real manufacturers who are producing for them. And that can be problematic: We've just recently seen that with Pancro 400, which was not...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-07-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,619
Posted By Skiff
It is not really so new. It was developed by...

It is not really so new. It was developed by Inoviscoat some years ago. For quite some time they did not find a customer for it (in that time the market was still declining). Then they made a deal...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-07-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,619
Posted By Skiff
If I remember right, the CEO of ADOX said last...

If I remember right, the CEO of ADOX said last year that their future ISO 400/27° will be better than their first try some years ago.



We have to wait and see what this film really is. CatLabs is a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-07-2019
Replies: 810
Views: 120,189
Posted By Skiff
What a wonderful thread :) !

What a wonderful thread :) !
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-07-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 634
Posted By Skiff
Don't forget their papers ;). Not only MCC, but...

Don't forget their papers ;).
Not only MCC, but also MCP and LUPEX are really excellent BW papers. And I think we can expect the same for their new Polywarmtone paper, which will be introduced this...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-07-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,619
Posted By Skiff
ADOX CHS 100 II is an excellent film. I've used...

ADOX CHS 100 II is an excellent film. I've used the first run, and now also did my first shots on the current production. I am very satiesfied: A very sharp, good resolving fine grain film with...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-07-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,912
Posted By Skiff
I completely agree. His track record is very...

I completely agree. His track record is very clear: Always the focus on negative aspects, whether it is Kodak, Fujifilm, recently Tetenal, labs and so on. And unfortunately often mixed up with some...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-05-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,912
Posted By Skiff
No. For classic photo film production about two...

No. For classic photo film production about two weeks. Plus several more weeks for instant film, further more weeks for movie film, several more for X-Ray, a bit more for archival films etc.
Not to...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-05-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,912
Posted By Skiff
Under completely ideal conditions (one one film...

Under completely ideal conditions (one one film product per day - no production interruptions because of technical problems - three shifts in 24h) about 180,000m² per day. But that is an ideal /...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-05-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,619
Posted By Skiff
+1. And the Adox MCP is also excellent. I am...

+1.
And the Adox MCP is also excellent. I am looking forward to their new Polywarmtone paper. They said that it will be introduced this year.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-05-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,912
Posted By Skiff
I have both editions of Bob Shanebrooks...

I have both editions of Bob Shanebrooks outstanding book 'Making Kodak Film'. The first, smaller one and the recent, big one.
I've just looked at it, at the production capacity numbers of the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-03-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,912
Posted By Skiff
We are talking about Eastman Kodak. They are the...

We are talking about Eastman Kodak. They are the manufacturer of all Kodak films!! Nothing has changed in this field since their chapter 11 insolvency.
Kodak Alaris is the distributor of all Kodak...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-03-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 634
Posted By Skiff
They are working on higher speed films, too. We...

They are working on higher speed films, too. We will certainly see more, new films from them in the future.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-03-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 5,717
Posted By Skiff
Unfortunately not. At least not Eastman Kodak and...

Unfortunately not. At least not Eastman Kodak and Kodak Alaris: Eastman Kodak (manufacturer of the films) has just published their financial data for 2018. And they made 19 million dollar loss with...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-03-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 634
Posted By Skiff
Very interesting and detailed interview with ADOX CEO

Hi,

very interesting and informative interview with the ADOX CEO Mirko Böddecker:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DpNIKGN9Fas
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-03-2019
Replies: 264
Views: 23,113
Posted By Skiff
Very sad news :(. Dear Roger, thank you very...

Very sad news :(.

Dear Roger, thank you very much for all your excellent work and your outstanding support of the photography community.
We pray for a wonder. God bless you.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-30-2019
Replies: 97
Views: 4,822
Posted By Skiff
Congratulations, Alex. And happy shooting :) !

Congratulations, Alex. And happy shooting :) !
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-30-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 5,717
Posted By Skiff
There is only one new emulsion / film: Silberra...

There is only one new emulsion / film: Silberra ORTA 50. That is made by Mikron for Silberra. Mikron is a very small russian manufacturer for holography films. All other Silberra films are just...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-19-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,619
Posted By Skiff
Thanks for the link. Very interesting. But...

Thanks for the link. Very interesting. But nothing really new for those who followed ADOX with their efforts during the last years.
Because their founder, owner and CEO M. Boedekker has been very...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-24-2019
Replies: 97
Views: 4,822
Posted By Skiff
Fortunately I have to correct myself in a...

Fortunately I have to correct myself in a positive way :).
The statement above I've made from my memory. But to be 100% certain I've just made a new focus shift test for you with my DSLR and the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-24-2019
Replies: 97
Views: 4,822
Posted By Skiff
Alex, I can completely understand your...

Alex, I can completely understand your frustration about focus shift. It is indeed an ugly effect. I hate it!
From a physical point of view, generally all lenses have this effect. But it is possible...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-23-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,538
Posted By Skiff
Size is always relative. Standard film usage is...

Size is always relative.
Standard film usage is of course tiny compared to the sales peak in 1999/2000.
But in absolute terms it is again a three-digit million dollar business which is increasing....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-23-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,538
Posted By Skiff
As explained above, if Hollywood would went away...

As explained above, if Hollywood would went away from film it would only affect Kodak in a more significant way, but not all the other film manufacturers.
But it looks like Hollywood will stay with...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-23-2019
Replies: 97
Views: 4,822
Posted By Skiff
I have both, the older 1.8/50 AF-D and the...

I have both, the older 1.8/50 AF-D and the current AF-S 1.8/50 G.
I can confirm that the newer is sharper in the f1.8 - f3.5 range. Both in the centre and at the corners.
I have not any AF problems...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-23-2019
Replies: 97
Views: 4,822
Posted By Skiff
I cannot confirm from my experience (more than a...

I cannot confirm from my experience (more than a decade using F6 with hundreds of shot rolls) that the F6 light meter generally leans to under exposure. The light meter in 3D-color-matrix mode is...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-23-2019
Replies: 97
Views: 4,822
Posted By Skiff
I have to disagree here: I don't have any...

I have to disagree here: I don't have any problems with the 24-50 AF-D, 28-70 AF-D, the 28-70 AF-S, the 28-105 AF-D, the 1.8/50 AF-D, the 1.8/85 AF-D, the 2/105 AF-D and 4/300 AF-S.
With all these...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-23-2019
Replies: 97
Views: 4,822
Posted By Skiff
The F6 shines with several different lens types,...

The F6 shines with several different lens types, that is one of its numerous strengths:
AI and AI-S (with even matrix metering), AI-P, AF, AF-D, AF-S, VR and G type lenses.
The F6 can even be...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-23-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,538
Posted By Skiff
Those who really know about the real strength of...

Those who really know about the real strength of the film revival are all the companies who produce film, sell film, or produce and/or sell film related gear. They have the evidence in their sales...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-23-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,538
Posted By Skiff
I know, that's right. To simplify things a bit I...

I know, that's right.
To simplify things a bit I have only referred to camera movie film. The film stock which is used filming the action.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-23-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,538
Posted By Skiff
Sorry, double post.

Sorry, double post.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-20-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,538
Posted By Skiff
With all respect, but that is a myth. Spread for...

With all respect, but that is a myth. Spread for years by armchair experts with no knowledge of the industry. It has nothing to do with reality.
Fact is
- Ilford, Fujifilm, Foma, Adox, Agfa (Belgium)...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-20-2019
Replies: 97
Views: 4,822
Posted By Skiff
Hi Alex, congratulations! I wish you lots of fun...

Hi Alex,
congratulations! I wish you lots of fun with your new F6!
Concerning serial number:
The latest reported serial numbers 2-3 months ago were in the 0035636 - 0035650 range, if I remember right...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-20-2019
Replies: 97
Views: 4,822
Posted By Skiff
Maybe that will happen, maybe not. We will...

Maybe that will happen, maybe not. We will see.
But even if that happens in the coming years, than the F3 will have served for more than 40 years. Someone who bought one new in 1980, which then maybe...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-20-2019
Replies: 97
Views: 4,822
Posted By Skiff
Hi Alex, just a further addition: I can highly...

Hi Alex, just a further addition:
I can highly recommend using the MB-40 vertical grip with the F6.
Because you get
- improved ergonomics
- perfect handling for shots in vertical orientation (e.g....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-20-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,544
Posted By Skiff
We should remain realistic: 220 is dead. And it...

We should remain realistic: 220 is dead. And it will remain dead.
The market is too small, and the production too expensive. The manufacturers have explained that several times: 220 would cost more...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-19-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 4,157
Posted By Skiff
Well, let's not splitting hairs ;). You are...

Well, let's not splitting hairs ;).
You are right, not always, but in the last 50 years in the major markets.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-19-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 4,157
Posted By Skiff
That is 'old news'. After the discontinuation...

That is 'old news'. After the discontinuation notice of Acros Fujifilm has got lots of market reaction and requests for going on with it. In an interview with a Japanese business magazine Fujifilm...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-19-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,544
Posted By Skiff
Kodachrome will never come back (that was...

Kodachrome will never come back (that was officially explained by Kodak). It makes no sense, because
- E6 films have surpassed Kodachrome in all technological aspects (resolution, fineness of grain,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-19-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,544
Posted By Skiff
They have already done that: At photokina they...

They have already done that: At photokina they made an official statement in that regard. They will continue with the current film programme.



I've shot lots of the new Ektachrome. Very good film...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-19-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 4,157
Posted By Skiff
The demand for color film is much, much higher...

The demand for color film is much, much higher than the demand for BW film on a global scale!
E.g. In Germany alone more than a million color film rolls are sold p.a. by the drugstore chains only...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-19-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 4,157
Posted By Skiff
I don't have a crystal ball......:rolleyes:. With...

I don't have a crystal ball......:rolleyes:.
With Acros there are some problems with lack of former raw materials. There is new R&D necessary for new Acros. That takes time and money.
But from what...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-19-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,544
Posted By Skiff
Thanks for the info. Very interesting, but not...

Thanks for the info. Very interesting, but not surprising :).
Concerning possible Kodak films coming back: I think it makes sense to look at which films lasted longer in the programme than others =...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-19-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 4,157
Posted By Skiff
So what. This relatively small regional photo...

So what. This relatively small regional photo chemistry manufacturer has never been an important benchmark or indicator in the industry (I know their products quite well because I have used some of...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-19-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 4,157
Posted By Skiff
But in an increasing and competitive film market...

But in an increasing and competitive film market it is of course not possible to benefit from the film revival with that strategy.



It is compared to 20 years ago. But the situation is improving,...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-17-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,190
Posted By Skiff
Probably not in general, but in some special...

Probably not in general, but in some special cases.
For a long time it has been said that for example the Leica Minilux is not repairable: It has one weak point, the electronic connection to the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-17-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 4,157
Posted By Skiff
That is absolutely wrong! Two friends of mine are...

That is absolutely wrong! Two friends of mine are working in that business and they have often explained to me that photo chemistry has the best margins of all film based products. That is for...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-17-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 1,023
Posted By Skiff
Concerning 'Camera Rescue' in Finland: Just...

Concerning 'Camera Rescue' in Finland:
Just yesterday they have announced that they will hire 10 (!!) additional employees this spring. Both full-time specialists and trainees who then will be...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-17-2019
Replies: 97
Views: 4,822
Posted By Skiff
You're welcome. If they cannot get one for you,...

You're welcome.
If they cannot get one for you, just use a distributor in another EU country. Trade across borders is one of the numerous big advantages of the EU and our common Europe. E.g. a friend...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-17-2019
Replies: 97
Views: 4,822
Posted By Skiff
Dear Alex, I completely agree with you! I've...

Dear Alex,
I completely agree with you!
I've bought my F6, MB-40 and MV-1 also brand new and I have never regretted that decision! For me that is a kind of "once in a lifetime" purchase. Products...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-16-2019
Replies: 97
Views: 4,822
Posted By Skiff
+1. But you can be much more optimistic...

+1.
But you can be much more optimistic concerning the long term stability of electronics. Have a look at the first electronic cameras which were introduced in the 70ies like the Canon AE-1. Most of...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-16-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 4,157
Posted By Skiff
What you find or not is irrelevant. The market...

What you find or not is irrelevant. The market facts are as they are, not as you want them to be.
The market for inkjet products made by Tetenal has collapsed unexpectedly during a very short time...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-16-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,190
Posted By Skiff
+1. Most electronic defects are rather small...

+1.
Most electronic defects are rather small defects which can be repaired easily - if you have the knowledge.
In general electronics are more durable than mechanics in the long term because there...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-16-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 4,157
Posted By Skiff
It has been explained in this thread several...

It has been explained in this thread several times. Look above.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-16-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 1,023
Posted By Skiff
I am quite relaxed concerning this...

I am quite relaxed concerning this topic.
Because:
1. Leica has explained at Photokina that the demand and their production of their Film models MP and M-A is increasing.
And their general...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-12-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 2,360
Posted By Skiff
Yes. During the last 20 years I've always had...

Yes.

During the last 20 years I've always had film cameras with me on my flights. No problems at all with airport x-ray scanners. Including remote locations with old x-ray machines.
I've never had a...
Forum: Optics Theory - 02-12-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 740
Posted By Skiff
Highly recommended: Report about new lens design

A very interesting read and highly recommended report about new lens design concepts at...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-06-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 763
Posted By Skiff
Jan, if you now also add the numbers for the M6...

Jan, if you now also add the numbers for the M6 TTL, M7 and MP published on the Leica Wiki, you will get above 660,000 cameras in total.
Leica has made a clear commitment to their film M cameras....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-06-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 1,908
Posted By Skiff
No. For us as photo enthusiasts the smartphone...

No.
For us as photo enthusiasts the smartphone market is mostly irrelevant.
For us the the market for photography enthusiasts - digital and film - is relevant.
That are several dozen million of...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-06-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 1,908
Posted By Skiff
A very superficially written article. The author...

A very superficially written article. The author has very little knowledge about the current situation in the photography markets. And he is mixings things up.
The problem at Kodak Alaris is not the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-06-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 1,908
Posted By Skiff
Of course photography will survive. All this...

Of course photography will survive. All this "photography is dead" is FUD generating and running for clickbait.
Since its invention photography has always been done and enjoyed by enthusiasts and...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-05-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 1,838
Posted By Skiff
HR-50 has a S-shaped characteristic curve. Box...

HR-50 has a S-shaped characteristic curve. Box speed and HR-50 DEV gives you the optimal compromise between speed, curve shape and shadow detail.
CHS 100 II has a more linear curve shape with higher...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-05-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 1,908
Posted By Skiff
Your data is not correct: In 2003 was the film...

Your data is not correct: In 2003 was the film sales record in North America with this 960 million rolls.
The global sales record was in 1999/2000 with 3 billion rolls.
But that is all irrelevant for...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-04-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 1,908
Posted By Skiff
No, it is not. Look at John Sypal, he has...

No, it is not. Look at John Sypal, he has reported about it, and translated the Japanese statement. He is a very reliable source.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-04-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 1,908
Posted By Skiff
The decision to stop Acros was made much earlier....

The decision to stop Acros was made much earlier. It was just announced last spring. The last coating run was made 2-3 years ago.
Film production is batch production, at all manufacturers. It is...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-04-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 1,838
Posted By Skiff
My results with HR-50 DEV at box speed are very...

My results with HR-50 DEV at box speed are very good. I will continue using it that way.



HR-50 is
- much sharper
- much higher resolving
- much finer grained.

In comparison CHS 100 II has
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-04-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 1,908
Posted By Skiff
Well, they have been discontinued during the time...

Well, they have been discontinued during the time of globally declining overall standard film sales. Before the market stabilised and then turned back to increasing demand (at least in some major...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-04-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,120
Posted By Skiff
I agree. And I think the general idea is right....

I agree. And I think the general idea is right. But these Ilford kits are a bit too small and expensive.
Adox and Fotoimpex are offering such starter-kit solutions for quite a long time, and I think...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-04-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 4,157
Posted By Skiff
In the 00ies lots of market analysts thought...

In the 00ies lots of market analysts thought inkjet printing is the next hot thing, completely replacing silver-halide printing.
But that has not happened at all. Silver-halide has the best...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-04-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 1,908
Posted By Skiff
There is evidence. When I talk to my distributors...

There is evidence. When I talk to my distributors they always tell me that they have customers which started first only with instax or Polaroid instant film and then picked up standard film, too.
It...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-04-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 1,908
Posted By Skiff
That is not the case (anymore)....

That is not the case (anymore). Fortunately.
Simon Galley from Ilford has explanied on apug some years ago that Ilford can go down to only 1,200m² per coating run. On their coating machine that means...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-04-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 1,908
Posted By Skiff
+1. You have nailed it.

+1.
You have nailed it.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-04-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 4,157
Posted By Skiff
Because the demand in the inkjet business...

Because the demand in the inkjet business collapsed in an extremely short time period. Short means during only some months. No one could expect such dramatic short time market changes. If such things...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-04-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 4,157
Posted By Skiff
+1. I've had the same experience. Results are...

+1.
I've had the same experience. Results are about being identical, at least I could not tell which is which in a blind test.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-26-2019
Replies: 54
Views: 4,730
Posted By Skiff
Do that! We are looking forward to it :).

Do that! We are looking forward to it :).
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-26-2019
Replies: 54
Views: 4,730
Posted By Skiff
Which ones are you using, the 1.4/35 and...

Which ones are you using, the 1.4/35 and 1.4/50?
How are your experiences with them?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-26-2019
Replies: 54
Views: 4,730
Posted By Skiff
+1. Carpe diem. And the F6 (and the Leicas and...

+1.
Carpe diem. And the F6 (and the Leicas and Rolleiflexs :)) are an excellent way to do that.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-26-2019
Replies: 54
Views: 4,730
Posted By Skiff
Why buy a very old car with high mileage and lots...

Why buy a very old car with high mileage and lots of previous owners who have tortured it if you can have a brand new car with no mileage and no previous owners at all?
Especially if you want to use...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-26-2019
Replies: 54
Views: 4,730
Posted By Skiff
It are two RFs to be precise: Because Leica is...

It are two RFs to be precise: Because Leica is producing two film M models, the MP and the M-A.
At our rff member meeting at Photokina we visited Leica, too. And Leica told us that the demand for...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-26-2019
Replies: 54
Views: 4,730
Posted By Skiff
+1. As for portraits: Yes, the Nikkor 2.8/180 ED...

+1.
As for portraits: Yes, the Nikkor 2.8/180 ED is very good. The current AF-D 2.8/180 ED is even a bit better.
And then there is the unique AF-D 2/105 DC. Outstanding lens! One of the best Nikkors...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-26-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 439
Posted By Skiff
Just for additional information: You should also...

Just for additional information:
You should also have a look at the new Zeiss Distagon 1.4/25 (Milvus line). It is both optically and mechanically better in most parameters compared to the Canon. And...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-26-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 548
Posted By Skiff
Good news! Thanks for sharing. Also very good...

Good news!
Thanks for sharing.



Also very good news. But not surprising at all.
At last Photokina in September we've had a rff member meeting there. A group of several rff forum members from...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-25-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 439
Posted By Skiff
Have a look at the lens tests of "opticallimits"...

Have a look at the lens tests of "opticallimits" and "lenstip":
1.
https://www.opticallimits.com/canon_eos_ff/514-canon24f14mk2ff
2....
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-25-2019
Replies: 124
Views: 3,539
Posted By Skiff
+1. There is one in our family: Bought in the...

+1.
There is one in our family: Bought in the 90ies and still going strong! One of the best P&S of that time with a zoomlens.
Another recommendation:
Leica Z2X:
Compact, (very) good lens and good...
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