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Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-12-2016
Replies: 75
Views: 5,055
Posted By marek_
Wow. Chris, you sound angrier than the picture...

Wow. Chris, you sound angrier than the picture used for your avatar. What's with the attitude?

Expose at different iso - try things, experiment. Interesting results happen when you do this. But at...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-22-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 666
Posted By marek_
Looks like a scratch in the emulsion. Something...

Looks like a scratch in the emulsion. Something similar looking has happened when I accidentally scratched some of the wet emulsion off with my nail when hanging the film to dry. It could have been...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 11-05-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 946
Posted By marek_
If you're concerned or find any issues with the...

If you're concerned or find any issues with the coating, you can swap the rear elements over - viewing to taking. I did this with the rear element of an early chrome 185mm, and the front element of a...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-23-2016
Replies: 74
Views: 5,878
Posted By marek_
Maybe people want to use a rangefinder camera,...

Maybe people want to use a rangefinder camera, and want to take pictures in a digital medium. To do this there's only one company that makes these types of camera. That's Leica. So either buy a Leica...
Forum: Optics Theory - 10-13-2015
Replies: 79
Views: 6,916
Posted By marek_
Please show me the 3D pop of a brick wall taken...

Please show me the 3D pop of a brick wall taken straight on.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-07-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 951
Posted By marek_
If you switch switch to a dedicated film scanner,...

If you switch switch to a dedicated film scanner, or use a digital camera with macro lens or enlarger lens + bellows, the results will be far better than using a flatbed scanner. I have a Epson v600...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 09-26-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 2,531
Posted By marek_
I used an FB plate drier as described above for a...

I used an FB plate drier as described above for a while, but found that the edges of the print would dry in a warped wavy pattern. Once this had happened, I found it impossible to flatten these edges...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 09-05-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 3,008
Posted By marek_
This is normal for a bessa. On a leica the rf...

This is normal for a bessa. On a leica the rf patch moves with the frame lines so it is always centered. With the bessa it doesn't. I prefer how the leica works as you can centre the frame with the...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-28-2015
Replies: 80
Views: 7,744
Posted By marek_
It reminds me of watching Blue Peter (a children...

It reminds me of watching Blue Peter (a children s program on the BBC) were they would have an article on some new technological concept, design at some polytechnic by some second year students -...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 08-25-2015
Replies: 47
Views: 5,368
Posted By marek_
Lovely camera. I have a VL which is very similar...

Lovely camera.

I have a VL which is very similar to your L1. The Canon 50 1.8 is an excellent lens, even by modern standards. I compared it to my Canon 50 1.5 and Summicron 50 v4 and it wasn't that...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 08-25-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 2,051
Posted By marek_
YES. This is what I use the GXR for. And works so...

YES. This is what I use the GXR for. And works so much better than my Epson V600.

I use it both for 35mm and 120 copies. I'll take a photo of the setup tomorrow but here's a list of the bits I...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-23-2015
Replies: 49
Views: 5,985
Posted By marek_
There is a difference, but I don't think scanning...

There is a difference, but I don't think scanning and viewing images on Flicker is the best way of seeing these differences (unless a high end scanner is used and the images are hi-res). This hasn't...
Forum: Travel 08-08-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 1,239
Posted By marek_
I remove the rolls from their boxes, or plastic...

I remove the rolls from their boxes, or plastic containers in the case of Adox film. Remove any foil or plastic wrapping and put them all in a seal-able bag. Never had any problems. Unless you're...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-28-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 2,074
Posted By marek_
Looks like the lab have maxed out the sharpening...

Looks like the lab have maxed out the sharpening and bumped up the contrast/brightness way too much.

The photos have an interesting look if you're going for that. But it sounds like the OP wanted...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 07-26-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 2,465
Posted By marek_
It does depend to some degree on what you're...

It does depend to some degree on what you're trying to photograph. But the frameline accuracy is over done. With an SLR, looking through the lens - other things start to affect accuracy - such as...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 07-25-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 2,465
Posted By marek_
I find them very accurate. You can concern...

I find them very accurate. You can concern yourself too much with the small details and technical consequences of using a viewfinder with corrected frame lines. There are advantages; clear bright VF,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-17-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 1,319
Posted By marek_
I tend not to worry about half minutes. There are...

I tend not to worry about half minutes. There are other variables such as difference in exposure that will be more noticeable. As Ned said DD-X doesn't lose you speed - should get a nice spread on...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-30-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 3,562
Posted By marek_
Thanks Doug. Think I'll give a goggled lens a go.

Thanks Doug. Think I'll give a goggled lens a go.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-30-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 3,562
Posted By marek_
I've have that experience with the 35 framelines...

I've have that experience with the 35 framelines on my m4p. I tend to search around the frame when composing - they do seem just a bit to tight to the edges of the VF. The 50 framelines are just...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-28-2015
Replies: 53
Views: 8,841
Posted By marek_
Hi, Thanks for your words. There's just no...

Hi,

Thanks for your words.

There's just no friction to hold it in place once you've rotated 1/5 of a turn. The lugs look to have some ware, but nothing that looks defective. Which part of the lugs...
Forum: Travel 05-28-2015
Replies: 115
Views: 13,531
Posted By marek_
My favorite focal length is a 50, and have used...

My favorite focal length is a 50, and have used that with a 90 frequently. Jumping down to a 21 was fine. I did have a 28 briefly and had used that length with SLRs years ago, but that didn't seem a...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 05-28-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 4,007
Posted By marek_
I shot these insect tanks with delta 3200 (120)....

I shot these insect tanks with delta 3200 (120). Developed in APH09 (original rodinal) pushed 2 stops - well x1.33, x1.33. I didn't expect much of a push but was interested in the result from a combo...
Forum: Travel 05-28-2015
Replies: 115
Views: 13,531
Posted By marek_
I found having a 21 and either 35 of 50 (mostly...

I found having a 21 and either 35 of 50 (mostly 50) a good two lens set-up. They are far enought apart that you either need/want one or the other. This eliminates too much thinking about lens choice...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-27-2015
Replies: 53
Views: 8,841
Posted By marek_
Hi, I've found a collapsible version but it...

Hi,

I've found a collapsible version but it doesn't lock into position when extended. Changing the aperture rotates the barrel. I'm guessing there has been some ware to the three notches or to where...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 10-19-2014
Replies: 46
Views: 3,969
Posted By marek_
I think using words such as transcend,...

I think using words such as transcend, obviousness, sublime don't add or help much when used in one/two word explanations/descriptions/statements. They mask subtitles in the discourse. I find these...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-15-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 3,356
Posted By marek_
Hi, I've been using a Ricoh GXR M-Kit + Leica M...

Hi,

I've been using a Ricoh GXR M-Kit + Leica M bellows + Schneider 50mm enlarging lens and lightbox. This method produces far superior results to that my Epson V600. From the scans I can see b&w...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-19-2014
Replies: 44
Views: 3,908
Posted By marek_
I'm just wondering - when you're looking through...

I'm just wondering - when you're looking through the viewfinder to focus, what are you looking at? When I turn the focus, the rf patch moves, the frame lines move - these tools are right in front of...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-14-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 1,338
Posted By marek_
Good idea. But be aware that masking tape can...

Good idea. But be aware that masking tape can pull away paint, so try keeping to where the covering sits.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 09-03-2014
Replies: 45
Views: 5,109
Posted By marek_
I have quite a few folders and haven't...

I have quite a few folders and haven't experienced any issues with the front standard alignment/rigidness. The 6x9 folder I'm currently using most is a Zeiss Ikonta and it's build is solid as a rock....
Forum: Travel 07-05-2014
Replies: 115
Views: 13,531
Posted By marek_
Take either 21,35,90 or 21,50,90. I'm in the UK...

Take either 21,35,90 or 21,50,90. I'm in the UK but when I go to mainland Europe I take one of the above. Though on a recent trip to Japan I took a 21,50,90 setup, but never once used the 90. The...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 06-26-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 1,929
Posted By marek_
If you're scanning the negatives with a consumer...

If you're scanning the negatives with a consumer scanner, I don't really think it will make much difference. You'll have to add sharpening to the scan, and doing this you can make the picture look as...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-20-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 2,894
Posted By marek_
I'm using a Ricoh GXR + M-mount kit with bellows...

I'm using a Ricoh GXR + M-mount kit with bellows and a Schneider Kreuznach Componon-S 2.8/50 enlarging lens. This setup is multiple times better then scanning my 35mm b&w negatives and slides with my...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-20-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 1,092
Posted By marek_
Fomapan 100 - Good Offer at AG Photographic

Good offer currently running at AG Photographic on Fomapan 100.

http://www.ag-photographic.co.uk/fomapan-100-classic-156-c.asp
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 05-30-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,886
Posted By marek_
Take a look at the mid-high and higher end Eizo...

Take a look at the mid-high and higher end Eizo and NEC monitors. I have a Eizo Flexscan ips 26". The clarity when editing photos is amazing. The matt screen excellent so no reflections (I can't work...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-29-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 1,080
Posted By marek_
If I remember correctly, Kodak in their...

If I remember correctly, Kodak in their literature say that no increase in dev time is required when shooting TMY-2 at 800. But when I need to push a stop, I start off by add 33% (x1.33) to the time...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-23-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 2,509
Posted By marek_
I think the Mamiya C TLRs are great. I've had a...

I think the Mamiya C TLRs are great. I've had a C33 and currently have a C2. Good optics, built like tanks, ergonomic (i think so), versatile, and cheap. The ability to go close up in a moment is...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-15-2014
Replies: 54
Views: 6,694
Posted By marek_
If you're not the principle photographer, why not...

If you're not the principle photographer, why not keep it simple and give yourself time to enjoy the wedding. Just go for one camera - maybe a couple lens for different focal length if need be, and...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 05-12-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 990
Posted By marek_
I forgot to add - dismantling, cleaning,...

I forgot to add - dismantling, cleaning, servicing yes, but re-coating will most-likely be a very specialist and costly procedure. Not sure where this can be done. A good clean may just be what the...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 05-12-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 990
Posted By marek_
Try Newton Ellis & Co in Liverpool. I've found...

Try Newton Ellis & Co in Liverpool. I've found them excellent with my Canon ltm and Leica M lenses. They explain the issues with a lens thoroughly. Very helpful.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 05-04-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,985
Posted By marek_
I had an R4M and found I didn't have any...

I had an R4M and found I didn't have any problems. It is a smaller frame compared to higher magnifications but you get to see a lot of what's outside the frame, which I like. It was nice not having...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-29-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 3,371
Posted By marek_
I have the same combination, M4-P + Biogon 35/2.8...

I have the same combination, M4-P + Biogon 35/2.8 - nice and simple. It's an easy set up to forget about the camera and fall into a nice mood and shoot.

The space in the first pic will occupy me for...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 03-17-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 1,371
Posted By marek_
Hi, You won't be able to use them on the 5D...

Hi,

You won't be able to use them on the 5D other than maybe for macro work. The Lens to sensor/film plane distance is to long. As for cleaning - depends where you are? Some of these LTM lenses are...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-17-2014
Replies: 37
Views: 4,516
Posted By marek_
I've used a Olympus XA - 8 weeks touring with it...

I've used a Olympus XA - 8 weeks touring with it in my jersey pocket. Simple, compact, rugged - can take shots whilst on the move. Another camera, though you've noted the 35mm format, but are...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-25-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,918
Posted By marek_
Hi Monochrom, Checked out your thread relating...

Hi Monochrom,

Checked out your thread relating to the beoon copier - nice results and nice simple set-up. I was looking into few leica kits for macro and copy work. I've just got a XE-1 and have a...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-25-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,918
Posted By marek_
Has anyone compared the quality of the images one...

Has anyone compared the quality of the images one gets by using a digital camera, in this case a XE-1 compared to say a Plustek 8100? I'm looking to get a scanner for 35mm. I've already got a Epson...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-12-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,845
Posted By marek_
Thanks for all the advice. I opted to try the...

Thanks for all the advice.

I opted to try the Bessa R4m - although it's temporally gone back due to an issue with the framelines. I haven't shot with it yet but had a play with my Super-Elmar...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 02-12-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 2,795
Posted By marek_
Which finder are you using? I'm more interested...

Which finder are you using? I'm more interested in this - with wides I mostly focus using the distance scale.

Thanks
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 02-11-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 2,795
Posted By marek_
Anyone using a Leica CL with wide angle lenses?

Anyone using or has used a CL for shooting wides - 21mm Lenses? How do the larger lenses (Super-Elmar 3.4, Elmait-m 2.8, Biogon 2.8) sit on the camera - what are the ergonomics like with such a...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-10-2014
Replies: 308
Views: 28,409
Posted By marek_
I find that to many, Leicas, and other...

I find that to many, Leicas, and other rangefinders are oddities. Many people I encounter don't recognise them as cameras like they do with SLRs, point & shoots, mobile phones - to a teenager an...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 02-02-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 3,406
Posted By marek_
I wet print too, and found that scanning the...

I wet print too, and found that scanning the print gives me a better image then scanning from the negative. I get more of what is on the negative - less is lost.

Good luck
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 02-02-2014
Replies: 234
Views: 29,917
Posted By marek_
The large depth of field helps too. The whole...

The large depth of field helps too. The whole frame in focus composes the view. The collection of turbines to the right where the hill rises up are wonderful. I think I'll save this one and keep...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 02-02-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 3,406
Posted By marek_
The picture looks pretty grainy to me. But try...

The picture looks pretty grainy to me. But try Rodinal and generously expose Delta 3200.

And try scanning with all auto functions switched off - no sharpening, auto exposure... switch it of in the...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 02-02-2014
Replies: 234
Views: 29,917
Posted By marek_
There's a lot of opinion in England that these...

There's a lot of opinion in England that these are a blot on the landscape. I differ from that opinion.

Excellent shot. Framing from within a frame sets the picture up nicely.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-01-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,845
Posted By marek_
Thanks for your thoughts. I don't wear glasses...

Thanks for your thoughts.

I don't wear glasses so I can see the edges of the frame, but I'd rather not have to strain looking to the edges. The lens I have is the Super-Elmar and I've been using it...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-01-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,845
Posted By marek_
I've already got a lens, so its just something to...

I've already got a lens, so its just something to help frame.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-01-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,845
Posted By marek_
Wide angle viewfinder - Zeiss 21mm finder or Bessa R4 camera?

Hi,

I'm thinking of getting a finder to go with a 21mm lens. My question is, has anyone had any experience with both the Zeiss 21mm external finder and the viewfinder in the Voigtlander Bessa R4...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-30-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 832
Posted By marek_
I just use the rangefinder rectangle to centre.

I just use the rangefinder rectangle to centre.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 11-13-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 747
Posted By marek_
Canon stuff is excellent, you won't be...

Canon stuff is excellent, you won't be disappointed when you run a film through your M3. It's so well built - even over engineered. It's seductive too. I have a 50mm 1.8, 100mm 3.5, 50mm 1.5, 35mm...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 11-12-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 11,453
Posted By marek_
The black and silver version is a simple...

The black and silver version is a simple construction. Have a look, getting it sorted may not be too difficult.

Here's a landscape.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 11-12-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 11,453
Posted By marek_
I've just service my black & silver version. A...

I've just service my black & silver version. A previous owner after dissembling the lens had reassembled it incorrectly, placing the 4th element back-to-front. Other than a small centre portion,...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-09-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,476
Posted By marek_
Have you tried using your 9000f with a lightbox...

Have you tried using your 9000f with a lightbox above? I do this when scanning colour slide and larger formats with my Epson v600. I scan using reflective scan mode and find especially with slides, I...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 11-08-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,256
Posted By marek_
Hi Ken, I'm sorry to hear you haven't got much...

Hi Ken,

I'm sorry to hear you haven't got much further. Here's an exploded diagram of the Canon P top plate, knobs and switches. C2191 and C9025 have two matching notches (2&8 o'clock).

Hope this...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 11-07-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,256
Posted By marek_
When I adjusted my Canon VL, it was after I'd...

When I adjusted my Canon VL, it was after I'd taken the top plate off to clean out some dust. I took the prism off that adjusts vertical alignment, and in the process moved it out of it's correct...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 11-06-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,256
Posted By marek_
Yes, rotating the prism under the bezel should...

Yes, rotating the prism under the bezel should adjust vertical alignment. But it's been noted that adjusting vertical alignment can then affect horizontal alignment. So you may have to adjust and...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 11-05-2013
Replies: 48
Views: 3,560
Posted By marek_
The sonnar 1.5 is a beautiful lens. I find Canon...

The sonnar 1.5 is a beautiful lens. I find Canon RF kit exotic and seductive. Maybe because I'm from the UK and this equipment is from a far away place. The cameras, like my VL are like small pieces...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-06-2013
Replies: 57
Views: 4,576
Posted By marek_
I don't ride a motorbike but I do a lot of...

I don't ride a motorbike but I do a lot of cycling and my preferred choice is a 6x6 Zeiss folder with a nice Tessar. The simplicity of the camera is important so I can enjoy the actual cycling, the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-02-2013
Replies: 42
Views: 4,889
Posted By marek_
Cheap and excellent I've found. Compact too. Mark

Cheap and excellent I've found. Compact too.

Mark
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-27-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 1,842
Posted By marek_
Mathers of Lancashire has it at £5.35 36exp and...

Mathers of Lancashire has it at £5.35 36exp and £62 for a bulk roll of 30m. These guys have some of the best prices...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 09-22-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 7,459
Posted By marek_
Another one. Better in the midtones.

Another one. Better in the midtones.
Forum: Large Format Film RF 09-22-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 7,459
Posted By marek_
The paper is closer to 2-3iso in the midtones -...

The paper is closer to 2-3iso in the midtones - shadows. 6 was the the lowest I could go hand-held which still blew the sky - but that's the nature of paper negative. Ok though.
Forum: Large Format Film RF 09-22-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 7,459
Posted By marek_
I picked up a MPP Micropress last week. Have just...

I picked up a MPP Micropress last week. Have just got pack from testing it with some RC and FB paper (9x12cm). About to mix some developer up and see what I've got. Did some of these a while back...
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 09-18-2013
Replies: 163
Views: 24,043
Posted By marek_
Federico Fellini's 'Roma'. The scene of the Papal...

Federico Fellini's 'Roma'. The scene of the Papal fashion show. So wonderfully Lit and composed. It absorbed me into the film.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-13-2013
Replies: 132
Views: 12,111
Posted By marek_
I guess Apple are just trying to make their...

I guess Apple are just trying to make their products seem as important to have/use as they can. Most manufacturers of technology do this. But I find with Apple that their all encompassing model for...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-13-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 1,437
Posted By marek_
I've pushed FP4+ to EI 1000 in Xtol and got...

I've pushed FP4+ to EI 1000 in Xtol and got excellent prints (wet prints done myself). But the shots were taken in open space, on top of the moors surrounding Manchester. So a lot of even...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-11-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 697
Posted By marek_
Looks good Vick. I've wondered recently, how...

Looks good Vick. I've wondered recently, how practical would a set-up like yours be as a carry-around everyday camera? Or is a Visoflex just useful for close-up work, studio stuff?

Mark
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-31-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 1,708
Posted By marek_
Hi, Thank you all for the clarification. I'm...

Hi,

Thank you all for the clarification. I'm just about to buy one and didn't want the trouble of it not working.

Thanks again,
Mark
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-30-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 1,708
Posted By marek_
Mamiyaflex C2 & 55mm lens compatibility?

Hi,

I've got a C2 and am thinking of trying the 55mm lens. I'm wondering if there are any compatibility issues with using this lens on this particular body i.e. the lens panel cannot go back far...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 08-19-2013
Replies: 31
Views: 2,640
Posted By marek_
O2Pilot, I missed your post in my rush to get...

O2Pilot, I missed your post in my rush to get some pictures posted. I think you'll be happy with the 1.5. If nothing else you have a lens with a very different rendition to modern offerings -...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 08-18-2013
Replies: 31
Views: 2,640
Posted By marek_
Just noticed the attached pictures are very small...

Just noticed the attached pictures are very small - they sharpen up when double-clicked. When resizing I can never get a good size . Here's another attempt.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 08-18-2013
Replies: 31
Views: 2,640
Posted By marek_
As you can see the Canon 50/1.8 has more contrast...

As you can see the Canon 50/1.8 has more contrast compared to the Serenar 50/1.5. This helps to give it the edge on sharpness. The 1.8 looks to resolve more detail too.

Again with the 35mm lenses,...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 08-18-2013
Replies: 31
Views: 2,640
Posted By marek_
Another two from the 35s.

Another two from the 35s.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 08-18-2013
Replies: 31
Views: 2,640
Posted By marek_
Serenar 35mm2.8 and Zeiss Biogon 35mm2.8. 50s...

Serenar 35mm2.8 and Zeiss Biogon 35mm2.8.

50s Lens compared to modern day lens.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 08-18-2013
Replies: 31
Views: 2,640
Posted By marek_
Another two 50s.

Another two 50s.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 08-18-2013
Replies: 31
Views: 2,640
Posted By marek_
Hi O2pilot, I've been busy with stuff so it's...

Hi O2pilot,

I've been busy with stuff so it's taken me longer to sort the canon 50mm and 35mm test shot. Scanned, added sharpening and contrast/brightness (same amount on both).

Here they are, 50s...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-10-2013
Replies: 1,179
Views: 446,485
Posted By marek_
Hi jbielikowski, I've got one these too. Mines a...

Hi jbielikowski,

I've got one these too. Mines a bit rougher than yours which looks wonderful. This first Automat model is the smallest of all subsequent Automats, Ts and A-Fs. Feels tinny in my...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 08-10-2013
Replies: 31
Views: 2,640
Posted By marek_
Hi, I've a couple Canon rangefinders - III and...

Hi,

I've a couple Canon rangefinders - III and VL. And a few Canon lens to go with them. For what you're considering - 50mm and 35mm focal lengths, I've a 50mm/1.8 Canon version and a 50mm/1.5...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-19-2013
Replies: 0
Views: 474
Posted By marek_
Elmarit 28 v3 and Ultron 28 2.0 - what are their qualities?

Hi,

I'm looking at a couple 28mm lenses and would welcome some input on their characteristics. The lenses are a Ultron 28 2.0 and Elmarit 28 2.8 v3. Both I can get for a similar price - the Ultron...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-09-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 2,246
Posted By marek_
Hi Richard, I recently got a Bessa R2. I've got...

Hi Richard,

I recently got a Bessa R2. I've got a few Canon LTM cameras (III and IV), both wonderful manual cameras however, I thought I'd modernise and invest in a modern versatile camera.

Got my...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-17-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 1,210
Posted By marek_
I've a V600 scanner too and found I had to play...

I've a V600 scanner too and found I had to play around a lot with the settings to find the best ones to get descent results. I find colour film the most difficult to scan and need to do a lot of post...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 01-08-2013
Replies: 411
Views: 115,406
Posted By marek_
And a couple more.

And a couple more.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 01-08-2013
Replies: 411
Views: 115,406
Posted By marek_
After looking through this tread and others on...

After looking through this tread and others on the Biogon lenses I started to convince myself I had to get one. I was looking for minimal barrel distortion so it was between the Biogon-C and the...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 01-08-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 922
Posted By marek_
Thanks for your input guys. The play in the...

Thanks for your input guys.

The play in the lever I can live with just as long it doesn't get any worse. But the patch can be distracting as I use it pin-point where I want to frame - I find this a...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 01-08-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 922
Posted By marek_
A couple questions on the Bessa R2 build quality...

Hi,

I recently got myself an R2 (used but in very good condition). I like the camera - simple, light and fairly substantial in feel. But I have two queries that those who use/have used the camera...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-21-2012
Replies: 5,517
Views: 487,166
Posted By marek_
Some Velvia100 with a Rolleiflex Automat I

Some Velvia100 with a Rolleiflex Automat I
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 08-24-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 1,026
Posted By marek_
Thanks for the information, much appreciated.

Thanks for the information, much appreciated.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 08-22-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 1,026
Posted By marek_
Canon VL service in the UK

Hello,

Picked up this nice Canon VL last week as an upgrade to my Canon III. I enjoy using the III so much - the way I approach taking a shot changes - the III slows me down and I spend more time...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-20-2012
Replies: 109
Views: 23,036
Posted By marek_
Hi Rob, I've got some cms20 and plan to use...

Hi Rob,

I've got some cms20 and plan to use Rodinal - how long are you developing for with 1+200?

Thanks,

Mark
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-20-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 5,645
Posted By marek_
I'd go for it. The Mamiyaflex models are...

I'd go for it. The Mamiyaflex models are excellent. Different to other TLRs and their erganomics may need getting used to but they're very versatile and for £85 you're buying into an excellent...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 05-09-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 3,139
Posted By marek_
I hang them up on the washing line. Once dry and...

I hang them up on the washing line. Once dry and nice and curly I stack the prints up and place them between two sheets of mdf board. Two lengths of 1x2" timber on the top and two underneath and...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-05-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,961
Posted By marek_
Excellent. I've been using my C2 for just over...

Excellent.

I've been using my C2 for just over half a year now - it's turned into my most used camera. For an interchangeable lens medium format camera they're excellent value. Mine came with the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-01-2012
Replies: 32
Views: 3,750
Posted By marek_
For simplicity I'd choose the XA. That was my...

For simplicity I'd choose the XA. That was my only camera on a 2 month cycling tour of France and Belgium. Some of my most favourite pictures were taken then.

It's small, fits pretty much in any...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-31-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,346
Posted By marek_
My C2 does this. Most of the time the roll is...

My C2 does this. Most of the time the roll is perfectly spaced but occasionally the spacing varies between a cm and touching frames. I try to wind the film on gently and with consistent turns....
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 01-21-2012
Replies: 25
Views: 2,750
Posted By marek_
He seems very dogmatic - which can be an even...

He seems very dogmatic - which can be an even bigger problem than pushing film. I say let the 'newbies' do as they care and they'll find their own way through this labyrinth that is photography. And...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-19-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,751
Posted By marek_
I Have a C2. Mine has play between focusing...

I Have a C2. Mine has play between focusing forward and focusing back. It feels intentional rather than there being a fault with the camera as the focus movement is nice and firm once beyond these...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-06-2011
Replies: 39
Views: 8,083
Posted By marek_
I got myself a C2 about three months ago and it's...

I got myself a C2 about three months ago and it's become my camera of choice. The C2 was the second Mamiyaflex model - one of the heaviest but the smallest size wise, if I'm correct. I haven't a...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 09-10-2011
Replies: 2,231
Sticky: User Feedback
Views: 248,370
Posted By marek_
User: ItsReallyDarren Bought a Canon III...

User: ItsReallyDarren

Bought a Canon III rangefinder from Darren in July of this year. Excellent communication and an excellent camera - I'm really enjoying using it.

Excellent forum member :)
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-24-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 1,655
Posted By marek_
I'm getting better results using your method. I...

I'm getting better results using your method. I probably expected too much from the scanner.

Thanks for all the tips.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-23-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 1,655
Posted By marek_
Rick, Are they scanned as a transparency or b&w...

Rick, Are they scanned as a transparency or b&w negative?
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-23-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 1,655
Posted By marek_
That's what I'm starting to think - get a...

That's what I'm starting to think - get a Plustek.

When I used the same method as I use with the all-in-one to scan negatives as reflective media, the G4010 still lags behind. I don't think my...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-23-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 1,655
Posted By marek_
Section at 100%.

Section at 100%.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-23-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 1,655
Posted By marek_
Is this how good my scans will get?

Hi,

Got myself a HP G4010 scanner and for the past two days been trying to get a decent scan out of it - it's not having it.

I've tried scanning b&w, slide, colour negative, and all results are out...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-10-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 903
Posted By marek_
Hi, Thanks for your advice and suggestions....

Hi,

Thanks for your advice and suggestions.

I've done some comparisons and looking at a contact print and a scan, the contact print doesn't seem to have any marks. Looking again at the negatives...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-10-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 903
Posted By marek_
Please help me identify these marks on my negatives.

Hi All

I would very much appreciate your help in identifying the cause of these smudge-like marks on my negatives.

These have appeared on most shots taken on 35mm, 6x6 and 9x12,...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 04-27-2011
Replies: 38
Views: 10,660
Posted By marek_
Hi, thanks John. I added a strap to make it...

Hi, thanks John.

I added a strap to make it slightly more portable. Still getting the funny looks, on a few occasions from giggling school girls that thought the camera was a handbag - which made me...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 04-14-2011
Replies: 38
Views: 10,660
Posted By marek_
And some landscape shots.

And some landscape shots.
Forum: Large Format Film RF 04-14-2011
Replies: 38
Views: 10,660
Posted By marek_
Thanks Atlcruiser. Been testing some Fomapan 100...

Thanks Atlcruiser.

Been testing some Fomapan 100 through the camera. These are contact prints scanned with a basic all-in-one printer/scanner, so not too sure how to judge their quality. Developed...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 04-03-2011
Replies: 38
Views: 10,660
Posted By marek_
Before I dismantled the folder I measured the...

Before I dismantled the folder I measured the distance between the lens and film plane - about 10 times then averaged the figures. I had about 4mm of thread to play with when attaching the lens to...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 04-03-2011
Replies: 38
Views: 10,660
Posted By marek_
And one more on photo paper. There are some...

And one more on photo paper.

There are some nice grays in the water. And I quite like the way the water drops off from the weir into a white void.
Forum: Large Format Film RF 04-03-2011
Replies: 38
Views: 10,660
Posted By marek_
Hi, This is my first proper post other than a...

Hi,

This is my first proper post other than a few pictures. This is a really good forum to get lost in the world of photography, and also to educate oneself with the help of many knowledgeable and...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-26-2011
Replies: 1,194
Views: 168,062
Posted By marek_
somewhere during the night.

somewhere during the night.
Forum: Large Format Film RF 03-18-2011
Replies: 38
Views: 10,660
Posted By marek_
I've used bicycle puncture repair glue (flexible)...

I've used bicycle puncture repair glue (flexible) mixed with black acrylic paint - building the layers up both inside and out. Worked nicely.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-15-2011
Replies: 1,424
Views: 194,548
Posted By marek_
somewhere in walloon - matchsticks.

somewhere in walloon - matchsticks.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-10-2011
Replies: 20
Views: 1,555
Posted By marek_
Belgium parking.

Belgium parking.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-05-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 2,402
Posted By marek_
big wheel.

big wheel.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-05-2011
Replies: 70
Views: 4,888
Posted By marek_
Charleroi.

Charleroi.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-05-2011
Replies: 1,424
Views: 194,548
Posted By marek_
Riga, Latvia.

Riga, Latvia.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 03-05-2011
Replies: 1,155
Views: 414,458
Posted By marek_
Riga, Latvia. Zeiss Nettar.

Riga, Latvia.

Zeiss Nettar.
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