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Forum: Photography General Interest 12-06-2018
Replies: 275
Views: 11,268
Posted By harpofreely
Nick, Just wanted to say a belated thanks for...

Nick,

Just wanted to say a belated thanks for this post. I know there was a diverse reaction, but to me, most of your arguments are spot-on and after a few months of waiting for the right...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 12-06-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 1,404
Posted By harpofreely
I'd rather they put the money into better...

I'd rather they put the money into better alignment mechanisms, than to include a timer. LF enlargers may or may not be easy to find but timers are a dime a dozen.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-17-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 1,750
Posted By harpofreely
True. What I meant was, the AE finder is scarce...

True. What I meant was, the AE finder is scarce to buy separately. And I still maintain that it ruins the aesthetic...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-16-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 1,750
Posted By harpofreely
I doubt you'll ever find a conclusive argument as...

I doubt you'll ever find a conclusive argument as to which of the lens lines is "better," so I suggest you approach this from the perspective of what you want to see in a camera body.

I have a few...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-16-2018
Replies: 66
Views: 2,963
Posted By harpofreely
Koni-Omega Rapid is still reasonably priced.

Koni-Omega Rapid is still reasonably priced.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-15-2018
Replies: 66
Views: 2,963
Posted By harpofreely
I've won some and lost some. I picked up my very...

I've won some and lost some. I picked up my very nice collection of Canon FD and Pentax M42 Takumar glass just before the mirrorless "legacy lens" thing started driving them up; on the other hand I...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-23-2018
Replies: 48
Views: 4,662
Posted By harpofreely
Jan, Thanks again for your help on this. From...

Jan,

Thanks again for your help on this. From what I've seen, I love the look of the this film and am excited to try it - I'll just go on and save a few pennies by getting the 80s...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-23-2018
Replies: 48
Views: 4,662
Posted By harpofreely
Nothing wrong, if value is actually added. But if...

Nothing wrong, if value is actually added. But if Rollei is selling the same film as a ISO 80 and as a slightly more expensive ISO 25, hard to see the value in at least one mis-representation of the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-23-2018
Replies: 48
Views: 4,662
Posted By harpofreely
This is pretty much what I came to find out. How...

This is pretty much what I came to find out. How does it work out, with rating the same film at two different ISOs? Is it really around 64 or so, and the lest is trusting to latitude?

I still kinda...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-23-2018
Replies: 48
Views: 4,662
Posted By harpofreely
I my neck of the woods, at least, RPX 25 isn't...

I my neck of the woods, at least, RPX 25 isn't much more expensive than the 80s, and the original Aviphot appears unavailable. But the price difference for the 100 & 400, vs Kentmere, is kinda crazy.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-23-2018
Replies: 48
Views: 4,662
Posted By harpofreely
Rollei RPX 25 - is rebranded something?

I've seen various contentions that Rollei's RPX 100 and 400 are rebranded Kentmere. I like the look of the RPX 25 but don't want to pay a Rollei markup if I don't have too - is there any consensus on...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-18-2018
Replies: 126
Views: 6,199
Posted By harpofreely
The Owl is a great kid's camera. I've used one as...

The Owl is a great kid's camera. I've used one as a beach camera for years but I've never outright dropped it in the sand or water.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-05-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 3,485
Posted By harpofreely
For my MAT (original, non-metered) his quote is a...

For my MAT (original, non-metered) his quote is a flat-rate of $135 + $18 for return shipping in the US. That covers CLA and parts for minor repairs, with the stipulation of a re-quote if major...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-03-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 3,485
Posted By harpofreely
I ended up calling, and spoke to the man himself....

I ended up calling, and spoke to the man himself. He seemed unfazed by the multiple but admittedly minor issues with my cameras, and all the work will fall inside his flat fee for overhauls; he then...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-03-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 3,485
Posted By harpofreely
I will, thanks!

I will, thanks!
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-03-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 3,485
Posted By harpofreely
Thanks much - this is far more recent than most...

Thanks much - this is far more recent than most of the references I was able to find.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-02-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 3,485
Posted By harpofreely
Yashica MAT & D repair - Mark Hama still good? Recent experiences?

Hello all,

I'm trying to decide if I want to drop film entirely, or get my gear repaired and simplified. I've got two Yashica TLRs, a MAT (original version, no meter) and a D, that need general CLA...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-14-2016
Replies: 36
Views: 8,483
Posted By harpofreely
Koni-Omega Rapid.

Koni-Omega Rapid.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-14-2016
Replies: 36
Views: 8,483
Posted By harpofreely
"Beginner," hopefully. Less hopefully,...

"Beginner," hopefully. Less hopefully, "carefree," "indifferent," eventually shading to "incompetent" - you decide when that gets worse than "machismo."
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-11-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 2,946
Posted By harpofreely
Combo is OK but you've got to like grain; I find...

Combo is OK but you've got to like grain; I find the mids a little muddy too. IMHO if you love Foma 100 you owe it to yourself to try it in Xtol 1:1 at least once.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-01-2016
Replies: 111
Views: 12,075
Posted By harpofreely
My 50 'cron DR has fully satisfied my Leica...

My 50 'cron DR has fully satisfied my Leica dreams, and is just about the only lens for 135 where I don't feel like I should be shooting MF instead. I do need to get around to buying eyes for it.
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 07-01-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 5,735
Posted By harpofreely
I use a Metabones SpeedBooster Ultra for Canon FD...

I use a Metabones SpeedBooster Ultra for Canon FD / FL to Fuji X-mount on my X-E2; with additional non-optical adapter rings it also works for Nikon F and M42, which is a pretty huge range of legacy...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 06-23-2016
Replies: 73
Views: 14,389
Posted By harpofreely
My Bessa use fell off pretty sharply after I fell...

My Bessa use fell off pretty sharply after I fell in love with my dual range 'cron, which fits neither the R3A I later sold, nor the T I still have. I've spent nearly a year now procrastinating on...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 06-23-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 2,979
Posted By harpofreely
Selection bias - the kids that shot their eyes...

Selection bias - the kids that shot their eyes out are unlikely to be spending much time on a photography forum. :(
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 06-21-2016
Replies: 25
Views: 3,020
Posted By harpofreely
Pretty random place for this, but I have to say,...

Pretty random place for this, but I have to say, Roger - your 3x rule is darkroom gold.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-13-2016
Replies: 55
Views: 5,457
Posted By harpofreely
Choose one 50mm out of each of these categories....

Choose one 50mm out of each of these categories. That's only 6 50s. Possibly some of the 50s cover two categories w/o too much compromise.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 03-21-2016
Replies: 33
Views: 2,610
Posted By harpofreely
film body + 1, digital body + 1

film body + 1, digital body + 1
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 03-10-2016
Replies: 32
Views: 2,948
Posted By harpofreely
Music in the darkroom is essential. Yes, you need...

Music in the darkroom is essential. Yes, you need to be attentive to the process, but only intermittently. It's not too hard to find something that you can tune out while, say, dodging and burning,...
Forum: Fuji X Series 03-09-2016
Replies: 32
Views: 3,759
Posted By harpofreely
Assuming aperture, shutter speed, and exposure...

Assuming aperture, shutter speed, and exposure comp. are more "shooting parameters" than settings, the only one I change often is the minimum shutter speed in auto iso, so I can maintain an minimum...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-08-2016
Replies: 11
Views: 1,832
Posted By harpofreely
Fuji ACROS is relatively cheap in 120, and in a...

Fuji ACROS is relatively cheap in 120, and in a developer like xtol the fine grain is pretty forgiving on my v500.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 02-29-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 1,631
Posted By harpofreely
This has been my experience; I've bought from...

This has been my experience; I've bought from them on eBay at least a dozen times without regrets.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-29-2016
Replies: 41
Views: 3,998
Posted By harpofreely
A bolder statement than I usually make, but here...

A bolder statement than I usually make, but here goes: if xtol's fine grain is important to the OP, then no, caffenol is not worth a try. I invested a lot of time in caffenol and did get good...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-22-2016
Replies: 43
Views: 6,828
Posted By harpofreely
This is an accurate summary of the differences...

This is an accurate summary of the differences and accords with my experience. Of the two, I vastly prefer the Lloyd type - I hate having to blindly guess when to stop advancing a roll to avoid...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-18-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 1,710
Posted By harpofreely
500px might be an option too

500px might be an option too
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-08-2016
Replies: 69
Views: 7,831
Posted By harpofreely
Going to call it like I see it: a good...

Going to call it like I see it: a good old-fashioned rip-off.
Forum: Fuji X Series 02-04-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 1,858
Posted By harpofreely
Nice! Looking forward to this: And

Nice! Looking forward to this:



And
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 02-03-2016
Replies: 34
Views: 4,478
Posted By harpofreely
Love my Wotancraft Raven:...

Love my Wotancraft Raven: http://www.wotancraft.com/product.php?pid=150&lan=_en
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-03-2016
Replies: 9,248
Views: 923,560
Posted By harpofreely
This lovely...

This lovely contraption:

http://i.imgur.com/xxAAlHE.jpg

Gives me something to do with all the huge swaths of un-photogenic paving I find myself surrounded by.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-27-2016
Replies: 92
Views: 6,174
Posted By harpofreely
I have a lot; I ought to by now, having bought...

I have a lot; I ought to by now, having bought and sold so many.

Leica M3 - Leica's best viewfinder for the mighty Summicron 50mm Dual Range, and a thousand other reasons.

Bronica S2A - For the...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 01-27-2016
Replies: 53
Views: 5,889
Posted By harpofreely
Nice looking machine, but I'm not a fan of the...

Nice looking machine, but I'm not a fan of the look of the ooc b&w - not a Monochrom killer to my eye. And the leather accessories, though nice (and with more than a little bite of Wotancraft's...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-26-2016
Replies: 34
Views: 4,598
Posted By harpofreely
My summar would be "lens D" on this scale but I...

My summar would be "lens D" on this scale but I still enjoy it.
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 01-26-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 2,186
Posted By harpofreely
In my past life as a fine artist, I mailed...

In my past life as a fine artist, I mailed hundreds of prints 8.5x11 to 13x19 in these, and never had a problem: http://www.uline.com/BL_1656/Self-Seal-Kraft-Stayflats-Mailers

Most likely, someone...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-23-2016
Replies: 103
Views: 7,057
Posted By harpofreely
Dante, If it is any compensation to you: I've...

Dante,

If it is any compensation to you: I've re-read your reviews of the Bellair more than once, not because I have ever had any interest in owning or shooting one, but because I find them to be...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-23-2016
Replies: 103
Views: 7,057
Posted By harpofreely
I only regret that I've bought too much - so far...

I only regret that I've bought too much - so far I've been able to sell back my non-favorites without taking a bath on any one item. My soon-to-be-listed Hasselblad 500CM may buck that trend, however.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-23-2016
Replies: 85
Views: 8,322
Posted By harpofreely
I love, love, love ACROS, and even with this...

I love, love, love ACROS, and even with this price increase, I still consider it a fairly priced film. However, I stopped buying it a year ago to switch to Delta 100, because as much as I love Fuji...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-22-2016
Replies: 81
Views: 8,191
Posted By harpofreely
Truth be told, 6x is about as big as I like to...

Truth be told, 6x is about as big as I like to wet-print, too. Small prints, small flaws.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-22-2016
Replies: 96
Views: 5,798
Posted By harpofreely
The Mamiya Sekor 60mm f2.8, the one that goes to...

The Mamiya Sekor 60mm f2.8, the one that goes to 1:1 without any extension tubes? That was my first "legacy lens," when I was still shooting M4/3, bought for $5 at a thrift store on the sketchy side...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-22-2016
Replies: 81
Views: 8,191
Posted By harpofreely
Why does being level matter, so long as the plane...

Why does being level matter, so long as the plane of the camera's sensor is parallel to the plane of the negative? Is having both level simply the easiest way to make them parallel?
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-22-2016
Replies: 96
Views: 5,798
Posted By harpofreely
Near-flawless collapsible 'cron, even if it did...

Near-flawless collapsible 'cron, even if it did help buy my DR 'cron.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-22-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 1,482
Posted By harpofreely
Love this, great Summaron 3.5 example.

Love this, great Summaron 3.5 example.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-22-2016
Replies: 81
Views: 8,191
Posted By harpofreely
I'd be up for more info / pics of this setup too...

I'd be up for more info / pics of this setup too - I'm definitely _not_ Phase1's target customer...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-22-2016
Replies: 81
Views: 8,191
Posted By harpofreely
All this, plus: 8. For the price point, the...

All this, plus:

8. For the price point, the Epson V500 is not too bad - I use it with VueScan.
9. Getting the color right on scanned color print film is a massive PITA - probably the #1 reason I...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 01-14-2016
Replies: 31
Views: 4,555
Posted By harpofreely
XE-2S looking pretty unexciting too, but at least...

XE-2S looking pretty unexciting too, but at least the've not dropped the X-E series entirely...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-13-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 2,596
Posted By harpofreely
I've owned and sold the M2 twice, and always come...

I've owned and sold the M2 twice, and always come back to my M3 - you just can't beat the clarity, simplicity, and snap of that viewfinder - and the rangefinder patch is so much bigger than in the M2...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-13-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 2,173
Posted By harpofreely
(Now that I've pretty well hijacked this thread)...

(Now that I've pretty well hijacked this thread) In the interest of putting together a minimum order, anybody tried the "Ultrafine Ultramax T-Grain 400" ?
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 01-13-2016
Replies: 170
Views: 19,140
Posted By harpofreely
(a) Because it long ago became a train-wreck I...

(a) Because it long ago became a train-wreck I can't look away from.
(b) Ordinarily, yes. In this thread, my post is no more perverse than many, and a lot shorter than most.
(c) Please see :rolleyes:...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 01-13-2016
Replies: 170
Views: 19,140
Posted By harpofreely
How I'd hoped this thread would die... :rolleyes:

How I'd hoped this thread would die... :rolleyes:
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-13-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 2,173
Posted By harpofreely
That sounds worth a try - thanks!

That sounds worth a try - thanks!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-13-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 2,173
Posted By harpofreely
How do you rate your Ultrafine? I also love Tri-X...

How do you rate your Ultrafine? I also love Tri-X but have always been curious about Ultrafine. I'd hope to be able to shoot it at e.i. 320 in average conditions, like I do Tri-X.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-12-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 2,173
Posted By harpofreely
I like Fomapan 100 exposed at 50 in D76...

I like Fomapan 100 exposed at 50 in D76 1:1

Freestyle's house-branded version, http://www.freestylephoto.biz/190110-Arista-EDU-Ultra-100-ISO-35mm-x-100-ft., is $38.94 for 100 feet. I've shot upwards...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-12-2016
Replies: 36
Views: 3,823
Posted By harpofreely
Again, thanks to all for the input. Hasselblad...

Again, thanks to all for the input.

Hasselblad is going to be sold once I shoot the film currently loaded, quite possibly to fund a new Epson SureColor p800 17'' printer - I've got 500 cameras, but...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-12-2016
Replies: 36
Views: 3,823
Posted By harpofreely
Thank you! They are not Petzvals or gimmicky in...

Thank you! They are not Petzvals or gimmicky in any way - they don't temp one to try and make "something out of nothing." They are modern lenses, that sharpen up beautifully a couple stops in, but to...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-11-2016
Replies: 36
Views: 3,823
Posted By harpofreely
For however long I do continue with the...

For however long I do continue with the Hasselblad, I wouldn't mind improving the focusing. I'm too ambivalent about the camera to pony up for the Accute-Mat and the premium 3rd party screens (Bettie...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-11-2016
Replies: 36
Views: 3,823
Posted By harpofreely
The chrome Planar C I tried has a metal ring with...

The chrome Planar C I tried has a metal ring with a grip so deeply scalloped, it approaches the serrated. My initial impression of the focus was that it was a little stiff, but some searches...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-11-2016
Replies: 36
Views: 3,823
Posted By harpofreely
Thanks all for your thoughts. Though I still...

Thanks all for your thoughts.

Though I still suspect I will not keep the Hassy long-term, I probably will continue shooting it until my KEH warranty nears its end. Perhaps it will win me over; it is...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-11-2016
Replies: 660
Views: 98,803
Posted By harpofreely
Good old user error on this one, but I still like...

Good old user error on this one, but I still like it:
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1519/24259428246_8bdaacb6e0_z_d.jpg...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-11-2016
Replies: 36
Views: 3,823
Posted By harpofreely
I suspect you are right, Dominik - chalk it up as...

I suspect you are right, Dominik - chalk it up as a failed experiment, and sell. The Hassy would pay for at least 4 more Bronicas; I don't shoot _that_ much. And I can always swagger around with my...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-11-2016
Replies: 36
Views: 3,823
Posted By harpofreely
Bronica vs. Hasselblad, revisited (ignorable frustration venting)

6x6 is my favorite film format, and over the last few years I built up an nice Bronica system: S2A, S2, 4 backs, 3 lenses, etc. But the siren song of Hasselblad would reach my ears at weak moments,...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-11-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 2,193
Posted By harpofreely
I've used Pocket Light Meter on my iPhone 4s, and...

I've used Pocket Light Meter on my iPhone 4s, and on an iPod Touch, on and off for about 5 years and found it to be very reliable - if anything, it tends to "expose for the shadows" a bit in a way...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-22-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 2,023
Posted By harpofreely
If you can't go for "ideal," do what I did and...

If you can't go for "ideal," do what I did and "make it work":

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7475/15846569692_9a348ccf21_z_d.jpg

The area the trays are on folds up against the shelves. I routinely...
Forum: Fuji X Series 12-07-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 2,481
Posted By harpofreely
I recently picked up the fuji 23mm and can...

I recently picked up the fuji 23mm and can confirm the above. However, for a long time I used the Canon FDn 24mm f2 w/ plain (no-glass adapter) and then the Canon FD 35mm f2 "chrome nose" w/...
Forum: Fuji X Series 12-04-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 1,755
Posted By harpofreely
I've collapsed the following without any issues...

I've collapsed the following without any issues on my X-E1 & X-E2:

Elmar 50mm f3.5
Summar 50mm f2
Summitar 50mm f2
Summicron 50mm f2
Elmar 90mm f4

My adapter is a cheap off-brand M to XF; I add an...
Forum: Fuji X Series 12-02-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 3,950
Posted By harpofreely
Don't do it. Stick to your original plan & keep...

Don't do it. Stick to your original plan & keep things simple. Get the cheapest tilt-screen Fuji X cam you can find, and weld it to the camera stand.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 12-02-2015
Replies: 43
Views: 4,019
Posted By harpofreely
Another vote for Yashica MAT - the older,...

Another vote for Yashica MAT - the older, non-metered ones have great build quality. Get one thats been serviced and she'll be all set with a lightweight, simple camera capable of great results.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-02-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 5,904
Posted By harpofreely
Bronica 645 is so cheap these days, you could...

Bronica 645 is so cheap these days, you could probably stock up a couple of decades worth. And the Pentax 6x7 is not far behind. But I suspect that within 10 years, no one will be fixing anything...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-01-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 2,641
Posted By harpofreely
I came away with an EX Fuji XE-2 and a LN Fuji...

I came away with an EX Fuji XE-2 and a LN Fuji 23mm f1.4 for a little under $900 shipped. Not a steal, but I've been watching both on eBay for ages and don't feel like I did too badly considering the...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 11-30-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 1,762
Posted By harpofreely
These are good settings. I'll chime in with a...

These are good settings. I'll chime in with a vote for shooting raw+jpeg, with one of the monochrome modes (I like green filter)

Even if you plan on using color in your final output, shooting w/ the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-30-2015
Replies: 9,248
Views: 923,560
Posted By harpofreely
X-E2 as an upgrade to my X-E1, and the Fuji 23mm...

X-E2 as an upgrade to my X-E1, and the Fuji 23mm f1.4
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 11-18-2015
Replies: 218
Views: 24,603
Posted By harpofreely
As much as the above points are true & have a...

As much as the above points are true & have a chilling effect on street photography, I often feel that an even larger issue is that in many places, people simply don't participate in much "life" on...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-18-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 875
Posted By harpofreely
I have this lens, but I'm sorry to say, I've...

I have this lens, but I'm sorry to say, I've never shot it. The 75mm is a jewel, as is the 100mm f2.8, and I agree the Bronica has some handling advantages over the 500 C/M. That said, I'm in the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-17-2015
Replies: 103
Views: 7,336
Posted By harpofreely
If my modest pile of digital gear was reduced to...

If my modest pile of digital gear was reduced to its current market value in cash, it wouldn't pay for any of the film gear I still covet but don't already have. So I'd probably just buy... film.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 11-16-2015
Replies: 53
Views: 10,112
Posted By harpofreely
I have a 500 C/M w/ 80 planar and WLF as...

I have a 500 C/M w/ 80 planar and WLF as described, and a Yashica-D TLR which is very similar to the Rolleiflex in size. The TLR is smaller than the 500 C/M in every dimension but not significantly...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-12-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 2,184
Posted By harpofreely
This is a safe guess. I arrived at the v1...

This is a safe guess. I arrived at the v1 primarily out of practical consideration for the goggled version letting me use a 35mm lens on my M3 without an external finder, and lucked into a good one...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-11-2015
Replies: 9,248
Views: 923,560
Posted By harpofreely
M6 TTL .85, in black, is winging its way from...

M6 TTL .85, in black, is winging its way from KEH. Very curious to see how the viewfinder stacks up against my beloved M3.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-11-2015
Replies: 623
Views: 144,479
Posted By harpofreely
ETRs w/ 75mm on...

ETRs w/ 75mm on ACROS

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/613/22906491456_ff39e3911d_z_d.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/AUaKRS)
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 11-11-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,714
Posted By harpofreely
Perhaps I will, it has been a while.

Perhaps I will, it has been a while.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 11-11-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,714
Posted By harpofreely
I actually am pretty careful with my contact...

I actually am pretty careful with my contact sheets, exposure-wise, because I find that useful in printing, but the images are just too small (even with a loop) for me to have any meaningful idea of...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 11-11-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,714
Posted By harpofreely
I'm not sure what's awful about it - my point is...

I'm not sure what's awful about it - my point is that making contact sheets through the sleeve is good enough for what I use them for, and saves not only the tedium of lining the strips up by hand...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-11-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 2,184
Posted By harpofreely
I've got both the v1 (8-element) 35 'Cron, and...

I've got both the v1 (8-element) 35 'Cron, and the Summaron 3.5 in LTM. I find the (low-ish) contast and overall rendering style to similar, and really like the ergonomics of the v1. Naturally, the...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 11-11-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,714
Posted By harpofreely
I print my contact sheets through the sleeves,...

I print my contact sheets through the sleeves, but I still put a heavy sheet of glass over them to flatten things out. I suspect contact _prints_ would be sharper without sleeves, but for indexing...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-11-2015
Replies: 1,174
Views: 301,853
Posted By harpofreely
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/717/22906908036_2ba...

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/717/22906908036_2ba16072fb_z_d.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/AUcTGh)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-11-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 1,980
Posted By harpofreely
I avoid the Watson style loaders for this...

I avoid the Watson style loaders for this reason.

With the Lloyd loader, if you are careful you can keep the exposed portion at the end of the roll so short that it does not wind on as a frame in...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 11-09-2015
Replies: 54
Views: 9,038
Posted By harpofreely
I don't get it...

I don't get it...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-09-2015
Replies: 9,248
Views: 923,560
Posted By harpofreely
SBLOO finder - much like my VC meter ii, was kind...

SBLOO finder - much like my VC meter ii, was kind of painful to pull the trigger on, dollars-wise, but what a nice little piece.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-09-2015
Replies: 42
Views: 4,219
Posted By harpofreely
This is my favorite 90mm, too - but I think it's...

This is my favorite 90mm, too - but I think it's a little slow for the OP?

I find this elmar's rendering to be a good match for the rigid/DR 50mm and 35mm 'cron v1.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 11-06-2015
Replies: 153
Views: 31,874
Posted By harpofreely
Had a a couple of early bodies, played around...

Had a a couple of early bodies, played around with a couple of the newer, more "pro" bodies, but never fell in love. Much happier with Fuji XF.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-05-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,863
Posted By harpofreely
I have to ask: why? If the world really needed...

I have to ask: why? If the world really needed more concert photos, which it doesn't, I can't think of a worse camera than a iiic to shoot them – and I own one and love it. IMHO you're much better...
Forum: Other RF 11-05-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 3,467
Posted By harpofreely
Nice. Out of those 350 made, how many still have...

Nice. Out of those 350 made, how many still have that crazy bookmark for the manual?
Forum: RFF Polls 11-02-2015
Replies: 128
Views: 14,219
Posted By harpofreely
I voted "no problems" but that's a bit of a hedge...

I voted "no problems" but that's a bit of a hedge - really it should be "no problems, any more." I started with an M2, couldn't see the 35mm lines, and thought the 50mm lines and rangefinder patch...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-29-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 2,343
Posted By harpofreely
Pretty sure that, in my case, my negative opinion...

Pretty sure that, in my case, my negative opinion of Facebook speaks more about how I like to interact with my friends, rather than my friends themselves. Also, one can absolutely adore the Facebook...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-29-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 2,343
Posted By harpofreely
Yes. There are a million reasons to dislike...

Yes. There are a million reasons to dislike Facebook, but this is not one of them. It is trivial to download any image from Flickr up to the largest size on the "all sizes" page, even if the owner...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-29-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 2,109
Posted By harpofreely
In praise of KEH's "bargan" grade - and how ugly is "ugly"

I've ordered from KEH several times over the last few years, but some recent sales they've had on Leica and Hasselblad gear have had me buying more from them recently.

In the last few months, I've...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 10-29-2015
Replies: 94
Views: 6,781
Posted By harpofreely
This, down to the specific years (Ko, are we the...

This, down to the specific years (Ko, are we the same age?)
I even had the opportunity - had a girlfriend in 92 that shot, deved and printed her own b&w.

Plus:

Abandon color film sooner - I've...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 10-28-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,592
Posted By harpofreely
I thought "Metropolis," the first-place series,...

I thought "Metropolis," the first-place series, was pretty strong, also the Italian gentleman. Nothing else stood out to me; I've seen lots of student photojournalism work here at UNC that was as...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-27-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 1,108
Posted By harpofreely
I also recently bought and would highly recommend...

I also recently bought and would highly recommend a grip from Photo Equip, the ML-Grip for my M3. As above, it is very nicely made and quite functional - in addition to handling, I like being able to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-26-2015
Replies: 9,248
Views: 923,560
Posted By harpofreely
Sounds promising!

Sounds promising!
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-26-2015
Replies: 9,248
Views: 923,560
Posted By harpofreely
KEH is running a 20% off sale on all Hasselblad...

KEH is running a 20% off sale on all Hasselblad today. I've always wanted to try a 500CM and was able to put together a bargain-grade kit for a whisker under $600 - I'm very curious to see how I'll...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 10-26-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 1,689
Posted By harpofreely
1) baseball kid is a strong image; consider...

1) baseball kid is a strong image; consider loosing the fake sepia and going with straight b&w.
2) head in the bushes
3) people looking at painting
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 10-25-2015
Replies: 170
Views: 19,140
Posted By harpofreely
Roger, I knew there was a reason: I'd never...

Roger,

I knew there was a reason: I'd never heard of Jeanloup Sieff before this thread. I spent an agreeable morning getting acquainted with this work. Sometimes my hunches are pretty oblique...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 10-23-2015
Replies: 170
Views: 19,140
Posted By harpofreely
No need to analyze. As codester80 said, it's just...

No need to analyze. As codester80 said, it's just cheap entertainment at this point. I just wish I had the willpower to keep my attention on more pressing matters, but - welcome to the Internet age,...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 10-23-2015
Replies: 170
Views: 19,140
Posted By harpofreely
Man am I ready for this thread to die. Wish I had...

Man am I ready for this thread to die. Wish I had the self-control to stop reading it; I feel like a rubbernecker checking out a particularly nasty wreck.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 10-23-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 2,460
Posted By harpofreely
I'd like to participate in both more gallery...

I'd like to participate in both more gallery postings, and in the weekly pics, and in general make my RRF experience more about photos and less about gear (and its attendant, acrimonious...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-22-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 1,000
Posted By harpofreely
The AEII is brighter than the AEIII and worlds...

The AEII is brighter than the AEIII and worlds better than the finder on the Mamiya 645e; the only other 645 I've used. The AEII is quite easy to use & focus, LEDs are bright but not obtrusive, I've...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-21-2015
Replies: 9,248
Views: 923,560
Posted By harpofreely
Out of curiosity - M3/goggled version, or M2...

Out of curiosity - M3/goggled version, or M2 version? I paid $900 for my Canadian 8-element with goggles on KEH's recent Leica sale & have been curious as to how good my deal was.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-21-2015
Replies: 9,248
Views: 923,560
Posted By harpofreely
Wotancraft Raven bag - couldn't be happier than...

Wotancraft Raven bag - couldn't be happier than with the build quality. Will hold two M bodies, one M and my Fuji X-E1, or an M or the Fuji plus a TLR - but not much more. Definitely enforces a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-21-2015
Replies: 322
Views: 45,929
Posted By harpofreely
Nice mid-20th-century feel to this

Nice mid-20th-century feel to this
Forum: Leica SL 10-20-2015
Replies: 273
Views: 19,828
Posted By harpofreely
I'll send cookies to whoever posts the first shot...

I'll send cookies to whoever posts the first shot of this SL with a Hektor 28mm f6.3. Manicure optional.
Forum: Leica SL 10-20-2015
Replies: 273
Views: 19,828
Posted By harpofreely
I with those who say this is a woman...

I with those who say this is a woman...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 10-20-2015
Replies: 55
Views: 5,433
Posted By harpofreely
This is a good observation - balance can...

This is a good observation - balance can sometimes trump size and weight. As much as I like the results of my Canon FD 135mm f2 on my Fuji X-E1, it handles a lot better on my F1 w/ winder grip.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-20-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 1,290
Posted By harpofreely
Same here - I just go out and take my usual...

Same here - I just go out and take my usual pictures. On the other hand, with the exception of my 8-element Summicron 35mm, I've never spent more than $500 on a lens and usually (much) less than half...
Forum: Leica SL 10-20-2015
Replies: 273
Views: 19,828
Posted By harpofreely
The sexed-up pics on the Dowling review sure make...

The sexed-up pics on the Dowling review sure make it look a lot better than the stark, straight-on shot in the OP.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-19-2015
Replies: 165
Views: 15,060
Posted By harpofreely
I love my Koni Omega but I've got the early model...

I love my Koni Omega but I've got the early model with the fixed back. From what I've read, I save a lot of trouble that way.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-19-2015
Replies: 165
Views: 15,060
Posted By harpofreely
The ones I truly hated, rather than merely found...

The ones I truly hated, rather than merely found uninteresting:

Yashica GSN - the metering indicators on mine required a lot of moving the shutter button up and down, general chintziness.

Olympus...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-19-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 1,960
Posted By harpofreely
A show, not a film, but "Breaking Bad,"...

A show, not a film, but "Breaking Bad," particularly after season 1, is frequently aa beautifully shot as any film I've seen.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-16-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,384
Posted By harpofreely
This is my experience as well - stick to local,...

This is my experience as well - stick to local, face-to-face, cash, public meet - never had any issues as buyer or seller.
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 10-08-2015
Replies: 77
Views: 12,628
Posted By harpofreely
He ain't :)

He ain't :)
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 10-07-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 3,062
Posted By harpofreely
I thought of that, too, but - starting again at...

I thought of that, too, but - starting again at Lenses (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/photopost-classifieds/showcat.php/cat/2) and 12 ads per page, with the last being flyingpalm's, if I then...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 10-07-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 3,062
Posted By harpofreely
One further note - The pagination works in the...

One further note - The pagination works in the main forums - it is only broken in the classifieds. Both are running vBulletin® Version 3.6.8, but the classifieds runs on an additional "Photopost...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 10-07-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 3,062
Posted By harpofreely
Say I start at the Lenses page......

Say I start at the Lenses page... http://www.rangefinderforum.com/photopost-classifieds/showcat.php/cat/2
...and I'm loading 12 ads per page (I think that is the default)

I scroll down to the...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 10-07-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 3,062
Posted By harpofreely
I'm bumping this up - I'd like to list some items...

I'm bumping this up - I'd like to list some items for sale, but don't really like the thought of paying to place ads that no one can access. This happens on all classifieds sections, and is...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-07-2015
Replies: 30
Views: 4,918
Posted By harpofreely
Nope - that's why I made it a poll. As I wrote...

Nope - that's why I made it a poll. As I wrote the post, I realized its unknowable, so _we_ get to "decide."

Plus, who knows, maybe someone will come up with some crazy insight.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-07-2015
Replies: 66
Views: 5,471
Posted By harpofreely
This is my experience as well. Also, I have the...

This is my experience as well. Also, I have the most fun using things like my hazy, scratched up old Summar.

You can pretty much go crazy with $12 to $20 adapters and shoot any old glass you have....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-07-2015
Replies: 30
Views: 4,918
Posted By harpofreely
How many M3s are left?

IIRC, Leica made about 1/4 million M3s. Anyone care to speculate how many are left in shooting condition (defined by me as ready to shoot now, or can be made so with a standard CLA and maybe new...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-07-2015
Replies: 66
Views: 5,471
Posted By harpofreely
I think you will really enjoy this, and its...

I think you will really enjoy this, and its pretty low-risk, financially. I use a generic M-mount adapter, not Fuji's, it was less than $20 and gets the job done. And no need to work about focus lag...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-06-2015
Replies: 66
Views: 5,471
Posted By harpofreely
Hmmm... X-E1 EVF can lag some too. Not to sound...

Hmmm... X-E1 EVF can lag some too.

Not to sound facetious, but the solution might be to just wait a year or two. Seems like this market sector is advancing rapidly... your perfect machine may come...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-06-2015
Replies: 66
Views: 5,471
Posted By harpofreely
I'm not sure which models offer Digital Split...

I'm not sure which models offer Digital Split Image, but X-E1 does not. It has "zebra" stripe focus peaking, I've only ever used it in the EVF.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-06-2015
Replies: 66
Views: 5,471
Posted By harpofreely
Touché - the 18-55 is a fantastic lens, pretty...

Touché - the 18-55 is a fantastic lens, pretty much the direct opposite of a typical "kit zoom."
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-06-2015
Replies: 66
Views: 5,471
Posted By harpofreely
Go Fuji XF! X-E1 and manual film glass or 27mm...

Go Fuji XF! X-E1 and manual film glass or 27mm pancake is a cheap entry point.

My flickr album of X-E1 and various old glass, some with metabones speed booster to reverse crop factor, some with...
Forum: Fuji X Series 10-06-2015
Replies: 42
Views: 5,459
Posted By harpofreely
Andy's version sounds pretty good to me, so long...

Andy's version sounds pretty good to me, so long as the big EVF is glasses-friendly. I can live without OVF and would prefer not to have an articulated screen. No hump! No pretending it's a canikon,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-06-2015
Replies: 102
Views: 22,410
Posted By harpofreely
Got my M3 back from a CLA by Youxin about a month...

Got my M3 back from a CLA by Youxin about a month ago now, and have shot & developed about a dozen rolls through it.

When I sent it in, the slow speeds were sticking, the viewfinder was dirty, the...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 10-06-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 766
Posted By harpofreely
Loving my new Voigtlander VC Meter ii

Just a quick PSA - purchased this from CameraQuest recently, arrived quickly with no problems. There was a little pain in putting down full retail for this item, but I'm tremendously glad I did. It...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-05-2015
Replies: 47
Views: 4,370
Posted By harpofreely
So, where do the unabashed collectors hang out?

My impression is that, though many of us like to have the most pristine Leica gear we can afford, the general tone on RFF (myself included) is to present ourselves as shooters first, collectors...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-05-2015
Replies: 66
Views: 10,464
Posted By harpofreely
Another vote for 100, esp. for classic uncoated...

Another vote for 100, esp. for classic uncoated or single-coated lenses.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 10-02-2015
Replies: 80
Views: 5,476
Posted By harpofreely
Just more time to shoot. As much as we can...

Just more time to shoot. As much as we can nit-pick, we here in 2015 are pretty spoiled for good gear.
Forum: RFF News 10-01-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 2,912
Posted By harpofreely
Or...

Or http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?threadid=151569
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-01-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 10,705
Posted By harpofreely
those of you shooting Foma 400 at box speed -...

those of you shooting Foma 400 at box speed - have any of you had occasion to wet-print those negs? How did it go?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-30-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 10,705
Posted By harpofreely
Foma 400 w/ Rodinal, EI...

Foma 400 w/ Rodinal, EI 200
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7266/8161007440_2b5b7d2c70_z_d.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/8161007440/sizes/o/)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-30-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 10,705
Posted By harpofreely
Rodinal and its analogs are fine with Fomapan 400...

Rodinal and its analogs are fine with Fomapan 400 and can result in great tonality, provided you keep the following points in mind:

1) The relatively low effective film speed associated with Rodinal...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-29-2015
Replies: 9,248
Views: 923,560
Posted By harpofreely
35mm Summicron, version 1 with eyes, from today's...

35mm Summicron, version 1 with eyes, from today's sale on KEH. Excited enough to have this on my M3 that I sprang for overnight shipping.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-28-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 1,021
Posted By harpofreely
Walking Around: The Pictures In-Between

I just took a few minutes on my flickr account to create an album of 158 black and white photographs, roughly in reverse chronological order, selected with no attempt at editing for redundancy or...
Forum: Travel 09-28-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 2,308
Posted By harpofreely
I use high-quality quart or gallon ziplocks, one...

I use high-quality quart or gallon ziplocks, one per film type, plus bags as needed for exposed rolls - all well labeled with sharpies. I find there is not much wear and tear in my main luggage, as...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 09-28-2015
Replies: 158
Views: 54,112
Posted By harpofreely
I can only dream of how great it would be if...

I can only dream of how great it would be if 11x14 prints were the mainstream quality baseline.

RIP, Voightlander film cameras - may my R3A soldier on.
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 09-28-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 951
Posted By harpofreely
Simple question about the Gallery

I never upload to the gallery; should I once and a while?
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-28-2015
Replies: 2,085
Views: 311,217
Posted By harpofreely
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/728/21595290948_fd6...

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/728/21595290948_fd626ca17c_z_d.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/21595290948/)
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 09-28-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 1,527
Posted By harpofreely
All photos, no gear, art / historical emphasis:...

All photos, no gear, art / historical emphasis: http://www.americansuburbx.com/
Forum: RFF Polls 09-28-2015
Replies: 43
Views: 4,691
Posted By harpofreely
Bought an olympus xz-1 for my son for his 6th...

Bought an olympus xz-1 for my son for his 6th birthday this summer, but other than making goofy songs into movie mode, he prefers his old olympus stylus.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-23-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,471
Posted By harpofreely
I don't own (or need) anything over 200mm, so...

I don't own (or need) anything over 200mm, so I'll go with a different definition of "big": my Canon FDn 135mm f2, which is just a big, chunky bucket of glass. My X-E1 just barely peaks out from the...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 09-23-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 2,344
Posted By harpofreely
I do a lot of my X-E1 shooting with big, heavy...

I do a lot of my X-E1 shooting with big, heavy legacy glass and found the Fuji grip to be pretty useless. I've been using the JB Designs bamboo grip for a while now, plus a Thumbs Up, and really like...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 09-22-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 3,467
Posted By harpofreely
Always loved this one,...

Always loved this one, myself:

http://cdn.loc.gov/service/pnp/ppprs/00100/00126r.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-22-2015
Replies: 407
Views: 72,385
Posted By harpofreely
Some classic musings by Sontag on the...

Some classic musings by Sontag on the relationship between photography, the surreal, and Surrealism: http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/1974/apr/18/shooting-america/
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-15-2015
Replies: 64
Views: 6,029
Posted By harpofreely
I use the smaller of the two made for my Canon...

I use the smaller of the two made for my Canon F1N for grip, balance, and because it's the only way to get shutter priority AE on that body. Badass looks are a bonus.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-01-2015
Replies: 61
Views: 8,181
Posted By harpofreely
Perhaps I've been lucky, but both my Kiev 4s have...

Perhaps I've been lucky, but both my Kiev 4s have been good performers. That said, if and when they do die, I'll probably find some other way to shoot Jupiter-8s. The only camera I own that feels...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-31-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 1,753
Posted By harpofreely
I have to say, I think its pretty cool you've...

I have to say, I think its pretty cool you've decided to keep it based on actual shooting. It's way too easy to focus (so to speak) on minutiae and forget that the real proof is in the pudding - lord...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 08-28-2015
Replies: 127
Views: 48,942
Posted By harpofreely
Something about the 27 seems to encourage me to...

Something about the 27 seems to encourage me to be looser, more casual - maybe the form factor on my X-E1, maybe that it's cheap and slowish and doesn't feel like a lens I have to "justify" - and...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-27-2015
Replies: 80
Views: 7,860
Posted By harpofreely
Apparently, if there is one thing deader than...

Apparently, if there is one thing deader than photography, it's editing. I think this is about the 3,721st consecutive article I've read online that has basic proofreading errors: "The digital sensor...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 08-27-2015
Replies: 157
Views: 18,433
Posted By harpofreely
what work looks like for a web...

what work looks like for a web developer
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7384/16551706411_30f91c4af7_z_d.jpg
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-27-2015
Replies: 260
Views: 58,056
Posted By harpofreely
Another vote for the Twin-Mate. Perfect for the...

Another vote for the Twin-Mate. Perfect for the chest pocket of an oxford-cloth button down.
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 08-26-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 6,685
Posted By harpofreely
I'm with x-ray on this one - the problem is most...

I'm with x-ray on this one - the problem is most likely in another part (processing, scanning, printing) of the OP's process. The XA is perfectly capable of low-contrast results with a vintage...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-25-2015
Replies: 1
Views: 808
Posted By harpofreely
My new M3 & DR Summicron - 1st impressions & a question

Titular M3 and lens arrived in the post this morning, and after burning through a quick lunch-hour test roll, I feel pretty good about selling my M2 to fund the new machine sight-unseen.

I never...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 08-18-2015
Replies: 65
Views: 7,115
Posted By harpofreely
X-e1 & 27 is one of my favorite combos - small &...

X-e1 & 27 is one of my favorite combos - small & light, its what I grab whenever I'm not sure if I want to bother with a camera, and no one pays it any...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-18-2015
Replies: 58
Views: 10,105
Posted By harpofreely
I'm not sure that there is anything new in the...

I'm not sure that there is anything new in the phenomenon - MF & LF has always been all but universally been acknowledged as having the edge in IQ over 35mm. I think the trend Bill sees is not only...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 08-16-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 1,278
Posted By harpofreely
Thanks, all - PM is sent. And yep, I'm all too...

Thanks, all - PM is sent. And yep, I'm all too aware of the siren song of used gear online...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 08-15-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 1,278
Posted By harpofreely
How do I buy from classifieds?

Dumb question, I know - do I just send a PM? Couldn't find a "buy" button or any other way to initiate a transaction.

Thanks!
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-14-2015
Replies: 9,248
Views: 923,560
Posted By harpofreely
Bronica S2a w/ Zenzanon 100mm f2.8, case &...

Bronica S2a w/ Zenzanon 100mm f2.8, case & extension tube set, all of which seems to have lived a sheltered live in a lab setting.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 08-10-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 1,586
Posted By harpofreely
Question: Beseler 35mm Negatrans & "full frame" printing

Hello all,

I'm thinking of picking up the 35mm Negatrans for my Beseler 23c. I know about the o-ring issues and am not too worried about getting one working. However, I like to print full frame with...
Forum: RFF Polls 08-10-2015
Replies: 119
Views: 37,283
Posted By harpofreely
Another vote for yellow-green as a general...

Another vote for yellow-green as a general purpose filter. I combine mine with a circular polarizer if I want darker skies.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 07-27-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 4,066
Posted By harpofreely
I lucked into the Nikor for $15 on CraigsList &...

I lucked into the Nikor for $15 on CraigsList & love it - never had a bad load or any issues. I think its pretty cool that someone is making this copy & would love to know how it performs.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 07-24-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 3,135
Posted By harpofreely
My vote for his most...

My vote for his most terrifying:

http://proof.nationalgeographic.com/files/2014/03/140411_NGAExhibit_Winogrand-11.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-22-2015
Replies: 70
Views: 6,562
Posted By harpofreely
Ah, I see what you mean. Definitely an oversight.

Ah, I see what you mean. Definitely an oversight.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-22-2015
Replies: 70
Views: 6,562
Posted By harpofreely
I find the "seach by mount" to be very...

I find the "seach by mount" to be very effective
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-17-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 2,157
Posted By harpofreely
Thanks to all who have replied - this has been...

Thanks to all who have replied - this has been very helpful. Day to day, Im basically shooting into a vacuum, so I'm really enjoying all these observations and will make use of them.

If anyone is up...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-17-2015
Replies: 9,248
Views: 923,560
Posted By harpofreely
The ME Super was my first real camera, given to...

The ME Super was my first real camera, given to me 30 years ago, still have it, still works. A fantastic, underrated SLR. Enjoy!
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-17-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 2,071
Posted By harpofreely
I'm curious, Ko.Fe, as I've followed your flickr...

I'm curious, Ko.Fe, as I've followed your flickr for a fair while now - can you post a example each of, one photo you liked that got no love, and one you were indifferent to, that got lots of...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-17-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 1,661
Posted By harpofreely
If you've any interest in shooting slide films,...

If you've any interest in shooting slide films, either for proper E6 processing or playing around w/ x-pro, my personal hunch is those are the films most likely to die off next.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-17-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 2,157
Posted By harpofreely
Request for critique re: cropping limbs

These two shots are from last night's "session" (a fancy way of saying, stuck in the front yard with my kids) with my fresh-from-eBay Canon FDn 135mm f2. Both shots crop my boys' arms/hands - one of...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-17-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 2,071
Posted By harpofreely
I think this is to be expected. Its very...

I think this is to be expected. Its very difficult, if not impossible, to be truly objective about one's own work - not just in photography; a great deal of art criticism and general academic...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-15-2015
Replies: 67
Views: 4,977
Posted By harpofreely
What is the single best thing you've learned on RFF?

A technique that has become essential to your best photos, a previously un-known-to-you photographer who now inspires you, something that helped you make peace with your gear - what has been your one...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-14-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 2,315
Posted By harpofreely
I didn't want to be the first to say so, but,...

I didn't want to be the first to say so, but, yeah...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 07-13-2015
Replies: 50
Views: 18,394
Posted By harpofreely
I checked "$501-1000": Used Fuji X-E1 w/ new...

I checked "$501-1000": Used Fuji X-E1 w/ new Metabones Speedbooster for Canon FD mount ($750 total). This has been by far my best experience shooting digital, with my extensive collection of Canon FD...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-13-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 2,315
Posted By harpofreely
So far, I've just got a few scans from a quick...

So far, I've just got a few scans from a quick test-roll done to make sure the thing was actually working (some slightly over-cooked FP4+):...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-13-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 2,315
Posted By harpofreely
I'm in the same place as FrankS: having shot...

I'm in the same place as FrankS: having shot everything from 1/2 frame to 4x5 over the last 4 years, MF is my personal best balance between IQ and portability/practicality considerations. And by IQ,...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-13-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 2,315
Posted By harpofreely
Sold my M2 - and found a new love.

As I continue to drift away from 35mm to medium format and fuji x w/ legacy lenses, I finally sold my Leica M2. The truth is, I never loved it as much as my beat-up iiic.

My new go-to rangefinder?...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-13-2015
Replies: 44
Views: 3,551
Posted By harpofreely
The older Canons - 20D through t2i - offer great...

The older Canons - 20D through t2i - offer great performance for the dollar, if you come across one before an equivalent Nikon.

I'd chime in on the side of DSLR instead of compact / mirrorless, for...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 05-06-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 2,166
Posted By harpofreely
K.I.S.S. - this is as promising as anything I've...

K.I.S.S. - this is as promising as anything I've seen: http://petapixel.com/2014/01/20/using-legos-develop-film-automatically/
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-30-2015
Replies: 53
Views: 8,736
Posted By harpofreely
Acros is my go-to for everything except speed; to...

Acros is my go-to for everything except speed; to the point where I often simply shoot digital if Acros is too slow for the light conditions. I like it around EI 80 in Xtol 1:1 for 35mm format, and...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-12-2015
Replies: 3,209
Views: 502,828
Posted By harpofreely
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7524/15901991635_81...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7524/15901991635_81bb1d4a68_z_d.jpg
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-12-2015
Replies: 138
Views: 12,601
Posted By harpofreely
Not to be a suck-up, but when I look at my...

Not to be a suck-up, but when I look at my photography with a cold eye, I rarely feel fluent.

Stewart, if you would, please carry on.

If I try the rules for a while and they don't work for me, so...
Forum: RFF Polls 03-11-2015
Replies: 445
Views: 76,686
Posted By harpofreely
Don't take your M2s to heaven; heaven knows we...

Don't take your M2s to heaven; heaven knows we need them here ;^)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-11-2015
Replies: 623
Views: 144,479
Posted By harpofreely
Nice shot - not only in and of itself, but as a...

Nice shot - not only in and of itself, but as a great demo of "Bronica" character and in particular the 75mm Nikkor-P. I love the dual nature of that lens - vintage character for days wide open, with...
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