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Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 1 Week Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 1,237
Posted By Corran
12% less than your listing is low-balling?! Not...

12% less than your listing is low-balling?!

Not saying you were wrong to decline - after all you did sell the item - but 12% less than the offered price is hardly low-balling.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 1 Week Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 1,237
Posted By Corran
Is sending an offer of $20 to someone selling an...

Is sending an offer of $20 to someone selling an Argus C3, listed for $200 BIN, considered low-balling?

Sometimes (well, a lot of times) people list stuff at ridiculous prices, and then complain...
Forum: Photo Software 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 59
Views: 1,749
Posted By Corran
Actually no, to any of those. Of course those...

Actually no, to any of those. Of course those things have absolutely no similarity to software "rental."
Forum: Nikon RF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 1,051
Posted By Corran
You're right, don't know what I was thinking....

You're right, don't know what I was thinking. Probably because I don't even notice this issue in practice. I count clicks when moving the aperture mostly, just like with F-mount lenses. Thanks for...
Forum: Nikon RF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 1,051
Posted By Corran
Aperture ring moving with focus is only for the...

Aperture ring moving with focus is only for the 50mm lenses.

Nikon SP with a complement of lenses that can be used with the 1:1 VF or the secondary wide-angle VF is a real treat. The S2 with 50mm is...
Forum: Photo Software 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 59
Views: 1,749
Posted By Corran
Way to go Tim, your sardonic reply really showed...

Way to go Tim, your sardonic reply really showed me!

Good for you and others happily paying a monthly fee for software. Your money, your choice. Perhaps try having some comprehension that others...
Forum: Photo Software 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 59
Views: 1,749
Posted By Corran
You don't own it. They could take it away at...

You don't own it. They could take it away at anytime. You have to be on the internet (at least sporadically) to use it. You have to continue upgrading either components or your OS if they cut off...
Forum: Photo Software 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 59
Views: 1,749
Posted By Corran
And Larry, your "what-if" scenario is a pointless...

And Larry, your "what-if" scenario is a pointless mental exercise. There are other implications of rented software than just cost. Just take for example the recent issue with a license for a certain...
Forum: Photo Software 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 59
Views: 1,749
Posted By Corran
Wrong, on both counts. I used an old version of...

Wrong, on both counts. I used an old version of LR for quite awhile with my D800 when it came out. Adobe DNG converter made the files usable.

I will not rent software. Full stop.
Forum: Photo Software 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 59
Views: 1,749
Posted By Corran
Nothing to do with money, everything to do with...

Nothing to do with money, everything to do with ideals. I'm not renting software, period.

LR6 / CS6 is just fine for me, even for editing commercial images.
Forum: Film vs Digital 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 1,237
Posted By Corran
Yeah nah I don't think so. They are so inherently...

Yeah nah I don't think so. They are so inherently different it's just impossible - not only in color and tonality but also the range of highlights captured (and for digital, the depth of shadow...
Forum: Film vs Digital 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 1,237
Posted By Corran
Exactly. Film looks different. Why would it look...

Exactly. Film looks different. Why would it look the same, when there's drastic differences with how highlights are rendered / retained (for negative film)?

Scanning film doesn't change the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 677
Posted By Corran
"Sunny 16" - depends on the season, depends on...

"Sunny 16" - depends on the season, depends on your latitude, depends on the scene, etc. For color neg you should probably always start at a stop over anyway - so f/11 instead.

That being said your...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-16-2019
Replies: 123
Views: 2,747
Posted By Corran
There are many different market segments. Parents...

There are many different market segments.
Parents snapping photos of their kids? iPhone. Younger generations interested in travel / physical prints they can hold? Instax. It's quite an ingenious...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-16-2019
Replies: 123
Views: 2,747
Posted By Corran
I see lots of Instax prints on Instagram - taken...

I see lots of Instax prints on Instagram - taken with their phone!
I hardly see DSLRs out and about. Phones everywhere.
From my perspective, phones have not only destroyed the P&S market, but also...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-16-2019
Replies: 123
Views: 2,747
Posted By Corran
Well I agree with that. I still don't get your...

Well I agree with that.

I still don't get your point otherwise. A few Instax cameras in charity shops, so what. I know a lot of folks shooting them exclusively and have eschewed their phones...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-16-2019
Replies: 123
Views: 2,747
Posted By Corran
https://www.fujifilm.com/innovation/achievements/i...

https://www.fujifilm.com/innovation/achievements/instax/

"In 2015, Fujifilm sold over 5 million units of the instant camera"

So the dozen available on Goodwill's auction site means...what exactly,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-14-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 476
Posted By Corran
It's not a "weak color developer." It's a b&w...

It's not a "weak color developer." It's a b&w developer, which is the basis for all films regardless of type. You aren't going to get color.

There is really no point to doing this for most color...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 05-13-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 850
Posted By Corran
Look up the CBC story about bogus repair from...

Look up the CBC story about bogus repair from their store reps and Apple's continued rush to shut out all independent repair. Sorry but no matter how much of an Apple fan you and others are, you need...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-08-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,098
Posted By Corran
Certainly preferred, but never guaranteed. SF...

Certainly preferred, but never guaranteed. SF printing is still a valuable tool for many situations and some use it as standard on every negative. It helps localize B&D easier.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-08-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,098
Posted By Corran
Of course, then they may discontinue G3...

Of course, then they may discontinue G3 :eek:.

VC paper handles delicate highlights poorly in my opinion based on printing landscape images of waterfalls with lots of highlight detail.

Worse to me...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-08-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,098
Posted By Corran
I was getting good at this and printing really...

I was getting good at this and printing really nice prints on Ilford Galerie G2...

And now they've discontinued it :(.

G3 is a lot contrastier. I still have a few hundred sheets of G2 so I guess at...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-07-2019
Replies: 55
Views: 1,186
Posted By Corran
Wide-angle (17mm) plus whatever you want. More...

Wide-angle (17mm) plus whatever you want. More important is WHEN you are there. Just go shoot.

http://www.garrisaudiovisual.com/photosharing/grandcanyon-7872ss.jpg
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-07-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,098
Posted By Corran
I have no idea what is or is not "chloride paper"...

I have no idea what is or is not "chloride paper" but I've found 130 to be a wonderful developer for most papers. Never seen any odd image tone. It has neutral tone on classic papers and subtle...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-07-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,098
Posted By Corran
I finally tried AZO, making contact prints from...

I finally tried AZO, making contact prints from 8x10 negatives. Made other prints using Ilford Galerie and Ilford Warmtone, and finally someone else made a few contact prints on Lodima using a...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-01-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 444
Posted By Corran
This, and don't forget the reflector. Better...

This, and don't forget the reflector.

Better yet, buy and read a book on lighting.
Forum: Travel 04-30-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,012
Posted By Corran
Option 1 except instead of the M9 bring a 25mm or...

Option 1 except instead of the M9 bring a 25mm or 35mm, depending on your taste, and more film.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-25-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 386
Posted By Corran
The "common wisdom" for E-6 is to underexpose...

The "common wisdom" for E-6 is to underexpose slightly. But in 2019, where scanning and digital printing is pretty much the only game in town for printing from slide film, it is better to nail...
Forum: Nikon RF 04-25-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,724
Posted By Corran
Disagree. I prefer the indistinct patch of the...

Disagree. I prefer the indistinct patch of the Nikons over the sharp rectangle of Leicas. YMMV.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 04-24-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,218
Posted By Corran
Why does anyone need 24mp full-frame cameras with...

Why does anyone need 24mp full-frame cameras with max ISO of 32367 or whatever when phone cameras are about the same in most shooting conditions and displayed on typical monitors via...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 04-23-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 701
Posted By Corran
Me too. I don't think I've shot any color with...

Me too. I don't think I've shot any color with mine. And the resolution is more than enough - this is a 5x7 print from a T-Max 100 negative on Ilford ART 300...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 04-23-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 701
Posted By Corran
I was thinking the same, but its not LTM :(. I...

I was thinking the same, but its not LTM :(.

I like my Perar on my M6. Fits into a small pocket still.



The Perar is sharp in the center but the outer 1/4 of the frame (corners especially) is...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 04-22-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 697
Posted By Corran
I used XP until way past it's expiration date but...

I used XP until way past it's expiration date but come on into the modern world. For one, a non-buggy 64-bit platform so you can use more than 4gb of ram...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-22-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,647
Posted By Corran
Regarding the 'great photographers' you...

Regarding the 'great photographers' you mention...how many prints have you bought from them?
Forum: Zeiss Contax 04-21-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,145
Posted By Corran
A couple images I took today with my Contax I(f)...

A couple images I took today with my Contax I(f) and Zeiss 5cm f/1.5 Sonnar (black and nickel), on Kodak XX, dev'd in HC-110 dil....
Forum: Nikon RF 04-20-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,724
Posted By Corran
If the SP had a built in meter I wouldn't own any...

If the SP had a built in meter I wouldn't own any Leica. The Nikon SP is simply the best rangefinder ever made, it just lacks a bit of convenience due to the lack of internal meter.

By the way -...
Forum: Photo Software 04-15-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 855
Posted By Corran
I've been running a 64-bit OS for almost 10 years...

I've been running a 64-bit OS for almost 10 years now. How is this news?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-14-2019
Replies: 172
Views: 5,480
Posted By Corran
First reply is all that was needed.

First reply is all that was needed.
Forum: Nikon RF 04-12-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 668
Posted By Corran
I looked this up because I was curious at the...

I looked this up because I was curious at the really low price, but please note 1) it's not a 2005 reissue and 2) it's a 3.5cm f/2.5.

Totally not applicable.

Actually neither of your examples are...
Forum: Nikon RF 04-12-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 668
Posted By Corran
Okay, but were these the reissue lenses? Seems...

Okay, but were these the reissue lenses?

Seems like SP 2005 cameras lose a lot of value separated from their matched lens.

Mine is certainly not leaving my hands.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-09-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 1,039
Posted By Corran
Depends on what you mean by "cheap" but I use a...

Depends on what you mean by "cheap" but I use a Schneider 38mm f/5.6 XL lens (about $1000 normally, or as low as $800 if you keep an eye out) on a variety of cameras - including 2x3 Century Graphic,...
Forum: Optics Theory - 04-04-2019
Replies: 86
Views: 1,992
Posted By Corran
lol, did B&H take back the camera/lens that you...

lol, did B&H take back the camera/lens that you said you purchased last year, despite there being no problems with it except your misunderstanding about distortion?
Forum: Zeiss Contax 04-02-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 732
Posted By Corran
I have a late Contax I(f) that came with the...

I have a late Contax I(f) that came with the correct black and nickel 5cm f/1.5 Sonnar. I bought a cheap 40.5mm size hood on eBay from China, and it threads on perfectly. It's even the correct pitch...
Forum: Nikon RF 04-01-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 909
Posted By Corran
Missed this year's Nikon RF month as I've been...

Missed this year's Nikon RF month as I've been shooting almost exclusively with my Widelux in 35mm. However in February I did shoot some with my Nikon SP so have a few images from that...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-15-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 598
Posted By Corran
You're right. Everyone should question and...

You're right. Everyone should question and confirm things themselves. Common "wisdom" is sometimes not relevant or even wrong.

However, this includes questioning the source and their experience....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-15-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 598
Posted By Corran
LOL. Thanks for posting the photos! Personally,...

LOL. Thanks for posting the photos! Personally, it looks like I would prefer to avoid the old used-up DDX. Not sure what your results with old DDX has to do with T-Max developer, as well.

I have an...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 03-11-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 546
Posted By Corran
Bought the same exact washer last year. Reported...

Bought the same exact washer last year. Reported to work very well, and in my use has worked great as far as I can see. Installed a cute little system to run the washer off the sink sprayer supply...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 02-28-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,000
Posted By Corran
Yep that's the camera I use and would recommend....

Yep that's the camera I use and would recommend. Mine is the 6x15 model.
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 02-28-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,000
Posted By Corran
Look into 3D printed panoramic cameras that shoot...

Look into 3D printed panoramic cameras that shoot 120. A 90mm on 6x15 is great for a normalish focal length. 58mm Schneider XL is amazing for ultrawide. With the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-28-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,517
Posted By Corran
Was/am a backer. Good things come to those who...

Was/am a backer. Good things come to those who wait. They have been fairly transparent and communicative, unlike some. A delayed product is better than none, so I continue to wait patiently.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-28-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,307
Posted By Corran
Well last week on a work trip I travelled with my...

Well last week on a work trip I travelled with my 8x20 ulf camera, as well as 4x5 and 35mm too. Exposed 6 sheets of 8x20, 10 sheets of 4x5, and a couple rolls. People need to stop obsessing over...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-27-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 969
Posted By Corran
Yes, through a message you can send prospective...

Yes, through a message you can send prospective buyers "offers." But their is also offer buttons for auctions, for buyers to send them instead of competing in the auction, and that's probably what he...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-27-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 938
Posted By Corran
Just hover over the link and see what page it is...

Just hover over the link and see what page it is pointing towards!
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-27-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 969
Posted By Corran
No no, they added a feature where a "send offer"...

No no, they added a feature where a "send offer" button is added to auctions. As opposed to BIN where one can make an offer under the ask, this is more like trying to get someone to cancel an auction...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-26-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 969
Posted By Corran
Um yes, it's not meant for you. It's for a...

Um yes, it's not meant for you. It's for a prospective buyer.

It's even on auctions now, much to the surprise of many sellers. It's been that way for a while I think. Probably to combat the many who...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-03-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 881
Posted By Corran
But why? If you've always used film and have a...

But why? If you've always used film and have a good system, why bother?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 01-29-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,076
Posted By Corran
I looked and couldn't find a recent sale on eBay....

I looked and couldn't find a recent sale on eBay. I am unsure what one would go for these days. There's a couple cameras+lenses available on eBay for over $1k but I think those have been there for...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 01-29-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,076
Posted By Corran
I have one, as well as the even rarer collapsible...

I have one, as well as the even rarer collapsible Nikkor 5cm f/3.5 (Elmar clone).

The 50mm f/2 collapsible from what I've seen shoots just the same as the normal rigid lens. Sample variation itself...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-18-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 609
Posted By Corran
Are you developing yourself? Scanning? Very...

Are you developing yourself? Scanning?

Very unlikely that it's the film.
Forum: Nikon RF 01-18-2019
Replies: 396
Views: 6,109
Posted By Corran
Right, I was just trying to follow his logic (or...

Right, I was just trying to follow his logic (or lack thereof) from the previous question about an FM2...

I thought about the mirrorless lenses, with regard to a new film camera. That would imply...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-18-2019
Replies: 396
Views: 6,109
Posted By Corran
Who said anything about an AE rangefinder? Are...

Who said anything about an AE rangefinder? Are you kidding?

That would have to be a new design, from the ground up, since Nikon never had a meter in their rangefinders, much less an AE mode....
Forum: Nikon RF 01-18-2019
Replies: 396
Views: 6,109
Posted By Corran
To be fair, there are a lot of people who are...

To be fair, there are a lot of people who are obsessive about buying things new, and would never touch used gear. I don't get the sentiment, but I've seen it often.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-18-2019
Replies: 63
Views: 1,824
Posted By Corran
No. There is just as much importance to the...

No. There is just as much importance to the choice of aperture and subject distance etc. in the look of an image as the lighting.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-18-2019
Replies: 63
Views: 1,824
Posted By Corran
Read my second to last sentence. Basically I...

Read my second to last sentence.

Basically I think that even if the light and shadow interplay would make an image have a lot of volume and pop it can be destroyed by the overuse of short DOF.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-18-2019
Replies: 63
Views: 1,824
Posted By Corran
Let me also propose something else, with regard...

Let me also propose something else, with regard to the sensation of "3D rendering."

For years I have pushed back on the idea that the feeling of "3D-ness" in a photograph was a property of the lens...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-17-2019
Replies: 396
Views: 6,109
Posted By Corran
Google tells me an FM2 was $364 in 1983....

Google tells me an FM2 was $364 in 1983. According to an inflation calculator, in 2017 dollars that is about $900.

How many FM2's were made? I can't find that number via a few minutes of Googling. I...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-17-2019
Replies: 63
Views: 1,824
Posted By Corran
colker, you can believe whatever subjective thing...

colker, you can believe whatever subjective thing you want. I don't find 35mm flat at all, or I should say, any flatter than larger formats, when shot similarly.

I shoot plenty of f/64 and beyond...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-17-2019
Replies: 63
Views: 1,824
Posted By Corran
Well of course a 35mm slide doesn't look as...

Well of course a 35mm slide doesn't look as "impressive" as a 6x7 slide. This doesn't really have anything to do with the actual rendering of the scene, and once enlarged to the same size, that...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-17-2019
Replies: 63
Views: 1,824
Posted By Corran
Many people like larger film formats because of...

Many people like larger film formats because of the smoother tonality imparted. This is in part from larger film area exposed, giving a higher sampling rate, as well as less enlargement to get the...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-17-2019
Replies: 63
Views: 1,824
Posted By Corran
You've clearly not read or looked at what I...

You've clearly not read or looked at what I posted.

Those 3 images are (not in this order) taken with a 35mm, 50mm, and 135mm lenses, each with a corresponding "crop" to a "smaller" sensor. This is...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-17-2019
Replies: 63
Views: 1,824
Posted By Corran
What you appear to be saying, and is confirmed in...

What you appear to be saying, and is confirmed in that video, is that the only thing that matters is the distance to the subject, which I have continually said. Of course the look of an image is...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-17-2019
Replies: 63
Views: 1,824
Posted By Corran
I still shoot 8x10. Reasons? Tonality,...

I still shoot 8x10. Reasons? Tonality, resolution, contact printing, manipulation of the plane of focus (in all larger formats of course), etc.

Again, you are simply wrong. Here's the proof.

These...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-17-2019
Replies: 63
Views: 1,824
Posted By Corran
I suggest you go take a portrait with a 105mm on...

I suggest you go take a portrait with a 105mm on a digital camera, then shoot another image with a 50mm lens at the same position, and then crop that image to the same relative composition as the...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-17-2019
Replies: 63
Views: 1,824
Posted By Corran
colker, you're quite simply wrong. I can use a...

colker, you're quite simply wrong.

I can use a 210mm lens on 8x10 and get the same perspective distortion as a 28mm lens on 35mm or a 18mm lens on APS-C. This is simple optical science.

The look of...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-16-2019
Replies: 63
Views: 1,824
Posted By Corran
A common misconception. So as to avoid...

A common misconception. So as to avoid differences between lens designs, consider a Tessar lens of 45mm on 35mm film or digital FF (cropped to 4:5 aspect ratio) , 180mm Tessar on 4x5, and a 360mm...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-16-2019
Replies: 63
Views: 1,824
Posted By Corran
True, until it does. Landscape photography is...

True, until it does. Landscape photography is generally not done at f/2.8, ISO 800 for a reason.

Seems like a lot of folks talk about "mobility" and "city," which of course is different.

Pick the...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-15-2019
Replies: 63
Views: 1,824
Posted By Corran
I think the word you are looking for is laziness.

I think the word you are looking for is laziness.
Forum: Nikon RF 01-11-2019
Replies: 396
Views: 6,109
Posted By Corran
Yes, almost 20 years ago, when the 2.7mp Nikon D1...

Yes, almost 20 years ago, when the 2.7mp Nikon D1 had just been released and "pro" digital was in its infancy. And now they don't make cameras anymore, because...there isn't a market for it.

All of...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-11-2019
Replies: 396
Views: 6,109
Posted By Corran
You're right. But most of them are using K1000s,...

You're right. But most of them are using K1000s, Nikon FEs, and Canon AE1s. Some of them maybe a Pentax 6x7 or older Rolleiflex. The high-priced cameras are often going to collectors who don't use...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-10-2019
Replies: 396
Views: 6,109
Posted By Corran
Well Nikon did, in 2000 and 2005. I mean, it was...

Well Nikon did, in 2000 and 2005.

I mean, it was a limited-run, special remake of their classic S3 and SP rangefinders, but still - who else has ever done such a thing?

I have a Nikon SP 2005 and...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-09-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 963
Posted By Corran
Dominik, Erik, apologies but yes I was thinking...

Dominik, Erik, apologies but yes I was thinking of Foma.

I found it, personally, to be more matte and harder to use than Ilford. I also found it to have a wicked dry-down.

If Adox has less...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-08-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 529
Posted By Corran
I have adapted my Nikkor 8mm f/2.8 circular...

I have adapted my Nikkor 8mm f/2.8 circular fisheye and 16mm f/3.5 full-frame fisheye to my Leicas and other RF cameras.

I found a simple viewfinder on eBay for the circular fisheye - basically a...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-08-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 963
Posted By Corran
If they do they are not commonly found or...

If they do they are not commonly found or advertised. Frankly there's so many numbers and types from Adox that my eyes gloss over. I tried some Adox in years past, matte surface, and the tone was...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-08-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 963
Posted By Corran
Ilford Warmtone in Ansco 130 (purchase from PF)...

Ilford Warmtone in Ansco 130 (purchase from PF) works great and is not green, and lasts forever - even keeps well in open trays. My favorite for MG printing.

Also the only paper with a semi-matte...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-08-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 5,587
Posted By Corran
Prefer the Lloyd's here. I have one as well as 3...

Prefer the Lloyd's here.
I have one as well as 3 Alden's...just what I've picked up cheaply. I put the good film in the Lloyd's...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-08-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 963
Posted By Corran
Stick with Ilford of course.

Stick with Ilford of course.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-06-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,343
Posted By Corran
As a side-note to this, early non-tick mark...

As a side-note to this, early non-tick mark lenses that still have the 9-blade design also have the overhanging f/stop ring, making them only mount to the older cameras.

I have a complete set...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-16-2018
Replies: 72
Views: 2,467
Posted By Corran
I freelance for one of the largest photography...

I freelance for one of the largest photography companies in the world.

The company sends out gear for us and we exclusively use the lowest-end Nikon DSLR from 2 generations ago, with kit lenses and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-09-2018
Replies: 62
Views: 1,367
Posted By Corran
Yeah nah. Street is just a commonly used label....

Yeah nah.

Street is just a commonly used label. Would you argue that "classical music" is a bad term because in its day it was pop music? That term was not around during Bach or Mozart's time.

More...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-09-2018
Replies: 62
Views: 1,367
Posted By Corran
That's what I was thinking reading the premise of...

That's what I was thinking reading the premise of this thread.

Oftentimes "50 years of experience with photography" often means "someone who can't come to grips with anything outside of their...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 12-09-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 785
Posted By Corran
I just remembered that some years ago I did a...

I just remembered that some years ago I did a quick test of all my 50mm lenses on my M9 to see the differences of rendering and contrast. I found the images and luckily had some notes about what...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 12-09-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 785
Posted By Corran
Ah, I understand now. Yes, my prewar Sonnar has...

Ah, I understand now. Yes, my prewar Sonnar has lower contrast overall (more open shadows). It's actually a nice effect and I have before shot with that in mind. Try it with some slide film and you...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 12-09-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 785
Posted By Corran
I have both a black and nickel pre-war and a...

I have both a black and nickel pre-war and a newer T*, Opton I think.

I've never noticed much flare from either. I tend to use a hood though on them always.

I sold my Leica M9 recently so I no...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-08-2018
Replies: 80
Views: 2,437
Posted By Corran
Back when incandescent bulbs were everywhere, and...

Back when incandescent bulbs were everywhere, and not supplanted by CFL / LED, the standard in-home color temperature of light was around 2700-3000K. I am sure there are some interesting color...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-08-2018
Replies: 80
Views: 2,437
Posted By Corran
Larry, if slides were meant to show pure "white"...

Larry, if slides were meant to show pure "white" when projected by a warm incandescent, the base material would have to be bluish. So I don't agree with your premise on color balance of the slide....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-07-2018
Replies: 80
Views: 2,437
Posted By Corran
I have never heard such a thing. I would think...

I have never heard such a thing. I would think the color is balanced for daylight, otherwise slides would look strange in daylight, and I don't think that's the case. At least, none of mine ever...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-07-2018
Replies: 80
Views: 2,437
Posted By Corran
Yeah but no negative film looks like slide film,...

Yeah but no negative film looks like slide film, even though some try (and fail, IMO - looking at you, Ektar).

Just this week I shot some 8x10 Fuji RTP and projected HUGE images from an old overhead...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 12-05-2018
Replies: 54
Views: 1,730
Posted By Corran
Oh how I wish it were true. Decided earlier this...

Oh how I wish it were true. Decided earlier this year to sell on my Linhof 70 with 100mm Planar AND 3 other lenses, the 53/100/180 set being RF coupled, and 3 backs incl. the uncommon 6x9 back. No...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-02-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 1,987
Posted By Corran
I have been shooting a lot with my Nikon F3 and...

I have been shooting a lot with my Nikon F3 and AI / AIS lenses. My two favorites have been the newer 50mm f/1.8 and a 20mm f/4 that I picked up for about $150 on eBay. Great lens, and they both fit...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-01-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 698
Posted By Corran
Not that it matters, but my personal opinion is...

Not that it matters, but my personal opinion is that $4k is much too much for what such a camera provides. The price reflects rarity and collectability. Hence why few people are "using" the camera...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-01-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 698
Posted By Corran
How much are they asking?

How much are they asking?
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-01-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 698
Posted By Corran
I think this thread is about the Rolleiflex...

I think this thread is about the Rolleiflex Wide???
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-01-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 698
Posted By Corran
I wish. At $4k+ for a cult/collector camera, it's...

I wish. At $4k+ for a cult/collector camera, it's a hard sell. Hope the one you have found locally is a better deal.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-28-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 351
Posted By Corran
It's easy. If you are planning on shooting with a...

It's easy. If you are planning on shooting with a TTL meter, you should get the NON-compensating. If you plan on shooting with an external meter or none at all, get the COMPENSATING aperture...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 11-23-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 550
Posted By Corran
That's a good thought, and very possibly true. I...

That's a good thought, and very possibly true. I was assuming commercial manufacture. In to the parts box it goes.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 11-20-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 550
Posted By Corran
Why in the heck was my post edited?! This forum...

Why in the heck was my post edited?! This forum has some ridiculous shadow-modding that is absolutely overboard.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 11-19-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 550
Posted By Corran
What is this shoe adapter?

This strange shoe adapter came to me along with a viewfinder. It is very nicely made and even has star-bit screws. So I don't think it's a cheap Chinese thing.

Any...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-18-2018
Replies: 163
Views: 4,025
Posted By Corran
If Kodak's T-max 3200 film had the same grain and...

If Kodak's T-max 3200 film had the same grain and overall performance as T-Max 400, folks would be head-over-heels about that film and likely not shoot much TMY anymore in darker conditions. That's...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-18-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 825
Posted By Corran
My tip for CL, is to state all terms in extremely...

My tip for CL, is to state all terms in extremely specific language and to be very terse and to the point. That seems to scare away the scammers...in my experience anyway.

I listed a piece of audio...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-14-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 786
Posted By Corran
The biggest problem with eBay is managing one's...

The biggest problem with eBay is managing one's expectations when purchasing "grandpa's old DSLR."

I seem to only remember the good stories, despite the few bad ones over the years. Like the rare M6...
Forum: RFF News 11-12-2018
Replies: 151
Views: 7,727
Posted By Corran
Should've stayed vaporware.

Should've stayed vaporware.
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 11-12-2018
Replies: 1,781
Views: 367,805
Posted By Corran
From my first roll with my new Widelux...

From my first roll with my new Widelux F7:

http://www.garrisaudiovisual.com/photosharing/widelux-1731ss.jpg
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-11-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 646
Posted By Corran
NikonScan4 works fine on Win7 and probably Win10,...

NikonScan4 works fine on Win7 and probably Win10, you just have to modify the drivers to add flags for those operating system.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-11-2018
Replies: 99
Views: 8,523
Posted By Corran
I'm happy with the 50mm Elmar and 50mm Summitar...

I'm happy with the 50mm Elmar and 50mm Summitar lenses that came attached to the Leica SM cameras I was buying. Otherwise, my Voigtlanders, Nikkors, and occasionally Zeiss lenses are more than good...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-09-2018
Replies: 42
Views: 3,252
Posted By Corran
Thanks Huss. In the past year, I have been using...

Thanks Huss.

In the past year, I have been using a few different 3D-printed cameras quite a lot. They are cheap, simple, and work perfectly for shooting ultrawide images, unlike many expensive...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-09-2018
Replies: 42
Views: 3,252
Posted By Corran
Not him but I have been using a couple of...

Not him but I have been using a couple of Mercuries since the first round of shipments from KS, and just ordered a new 5x7 camera.

IMO the best "use case" for this camera is as a fixed-lens...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-05-2018
Replies: 99
Views: 8,523
Posted By Corran
https://www.japancamerahunter.com/2012/02/ms-optic...

https://www.japancamerahunter.com/2012/02/ms-optical-perar-28mm-f4-super-triplet/
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-01-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 1,420
Posted By Corran
A newer, flagship phone compared to a 10-year-old...

A newer, flagship phone compared to a 10-year-old DSLR is a lot closer in basic image quality in good light than most people would like to admit. That's technology for you.
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 10-30-2018
Replies: 38
Views: 1,553
Posted By Corran
Not to derail this into a Mac vs. PC thing but I...

Not to derail this into a Mac vs. PC thing but I have heard that Photoshop has optimization issues in OSX. It used to be that Photoshop and many other audiovisual editing softwares were optimized for...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 10-30-2018
Replies: 38
Views: 1,553
Posted By Corran
My 6-year-old i7 quad-core and 16gb DDR3 ram...

My 6-year-old i7 quad-core and 16gb DDR3 ram still can easily handle D800 files like it is nothing. It only starts to chug when I'm working on 30,000-pixel-wide scans from ULF film. Likely any of...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 10-30-2018
Replies: 1,781
Views: 367,805
Posted By Corran
Sally Spillers Branch - Canada Creek Trail, near...

Sally Spillers Branch - Canada Creek Trail, near Suches, GA.
34.685887, -84.051630
About 9am, 10/28/18

Korona/Deardorff 8x20, G-Claron 305mm f/9 (dagor), Ilford HP5+, dev'd in HC-110 dil. H for 10...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-30-2018
Replies: 71
Views: 2,806
Posted By Corran
If you think there is "nothing to shoot," the...

If you think there is "nothing to shoot," the problem is with you, not the place. I used to think the same where I used to live, but with much practice and fortitude I started to see better. Just go...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 10-27-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 1,420
Posted By Corran
Why does someone need you to shoot their...

Why does someone need you to shoot their Christmas pictures on your D700 when their phone does just as well from a technical level?

Of course we know about the difference a competent photographer...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 10-27-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 1,420
Posted By Corran
The D700's 12mp was perfectly adequate for...

The D700's 12mp was perfectly adequate for commercial work, until it wasn't. The D800 was a revelation.

Try delivering 12mp files today to clients with phones that shoot higher resolution, and in...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-19-2018
Replies: 51
Views: 1,524
Posted By Corran
Eh, sorry I just don't believe there is anything...

Eh, sorry I just don't believe there is anything special about the Hologon. Perhaps another example of the last 5% of quality costing 95% more, or whatever that saying is. To each his own of course....
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-19-2018
Replies: 51
Views: 1,524
Posted By Corran
PS: If someone wants to send me a Hologon I'll...

PS: If someone wants to send me a Hologon I'll waste a roll of T-Max and shoot the same subjects with the Hologon, Heliar, and any other 15mm lenses I have around here, and scan them with my Cezanne...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-19-2018
Replies: 51
Views: 1,524
Posted By Corran
I should note that both my 12mm and 15mm...

I should note that both my 12mm and 15mm Voigtlanders are the Nikon F-mount versions. I did have a 12mm LTM as well, which I sold after finding the Nikon version. It seems like that lens had slightly...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-18-2018
Replies: 38
Views: 1,642
Posted By Corran
No, Kickstarter is a platform. They offer a...

No, Kickstarter is a platform. They offer a service to connect creators to investors - with the investors getting future products or "perks" instead of equity.



Firstly, there are plenty of items...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-18-2018
Replies: 38
Views: 1,642
Posted By Corran
Kickstarter is NOT a scam! It is a crowdfunding...

Kickstarter is NOT a scam! It is a crowdfunding platform where you can fund a company/individual to make a product or finish a project. You aren't preordering a product, you are funding the company...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-18-2018
Replies: 51
Views: 1,524
Posted By Corran
You'll have to tell me which Voigtlander 16mm...

You'll have to tell me which Voigtlander 16mm lens you are referring to that is $900 :confused:.

I don't know what the older I and II models of the Voigtlander 15mm f/4.5 Heliar sold for when...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-18-2018
Replies: 51
Views: 1,524
Posted By Corran
You've got to machine down the rear end piece,...

You've got to machine down the rear end piece, and it will work. I did this and use it on my Leica M6 a lot. Almost all of my Nikon RF lenses work on my Leica cameras. I own only 3 Leica lenses - all...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-17-2018
Replies: 51
Views: 1,524
Posted By Corran
I've never used the III model of the Voigtlander....

I've never used the III model of the Voigtlander. I have the rare Nikon F mount version which I can use on my Nikon RF cameras or LTM/M cameras.

I have used it on the M9 and it works fairly well...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-17-2018
Replies: 51
Views: 1,524
Posted By Corran
Raid, modern digital cameras fix simple...

Raid, modern digital cameras fix simple distortion in-camera (or via RAW editing). So the manufacturers design the lenses without worrying about it. Consider the Leica Q that has hard vignetting in...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-09-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 426
Posted By Corran
Ice from the freezer works just fine.

Ice from the freezer works just fine.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-08-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 881
Posted By Corran
I have also gotten to what I *thought* was the...

I have also gotten to what I *thought* was the end of a roll and...discovered I had not wound on. That's what I think he is saying, but I don't know.

I did this specifically with an M6 when it was...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-08-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 881
Posted By Corran
But he hasn't shot the film yet...right?

But he hasn't shot the film yet...right?
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-05-2018
Replies: 41
Views: 1,081
Posted By Corran
You aren't mentioning what kind of photographs...

You aren't mentioning what kind of photographs you are shooting. If shooting people/street scenes it's kinda hard to go "back" to a subject, unless you know them.

If a static object or a...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 10-02-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 403
Posted By Corran
Mine is an 'f' model too as far as I know. I...

Mine is an 'f' model too as far as I know.

I have a nice post-war 35mm f/2.8 Biogon and the lens barrels are identical. They both mount with very little clearance. Here's a pic of the 21mm on the...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 10-02-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 403
Posted By Corran
Strange - the 21mm Biogon I have mounts just fine...

Strange - the 21mm Biogon I have mounts just fine on a late-model Contax I. Of course RF works fine too.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-02-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 939
Posted By Corran
TMY has always been very expensive in LF. When...

TMY has always been very expensive in LF. When 120 TMX finally got back into production, the price was much more than before, IIRC. It seems they have just normalized the price to TMX. If they made...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-30-2018
Replies: 89
Views: 3,844
Posted By Corran
Here's more fuel for the rush on 35mm f/3.5...

Here's more fuel for the rush on 35mm f/3.5 Takumars ;).

Not sure what makes it such a nice lens, or maybe it's placebo affect. Should shoot some side-by-side...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 09-29-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 874
Posted By Corran
This is not how optics work (of generally...

This is not how optics work (of generally non-retrofocus design). If you perceived the Angulon to produce more even images, it was likely because there was less contrast, more flare, or some other...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 09-28-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 874
Posted By Corran
Schneider, Rodenstock, Nikon, and Fuji all made...

Schneider, Rodenstock, Nikon, and Fuji all made numerous high-quality modern 90mm lenses that cover 4x5 with plenty to spare, at various speeds. None will close inside the Linhof as far as I know....
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-28-2018
Replies: 89
Views: 3,844
Posted By Corran
I bought a Spotmatic at a flea market a while ago...

I bought a Spotmatic at a flea market a while ago for all of $40. Works perfectly and came with 35/3.5, 50/1.4, 135/3.5 and some off-brand zoom. Had to clean up the 50 a little but now it's fine. The...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 09-27-2018
Replies: 32
Views: 1,678
Posted By Corran
Well, it might be "MF" in the digital world, but...

Well, it might be "MF" in the digital world, but it's most certainly not "MF" in the traditional 56 x whatever form. So, since the sensor isn't really that much bigger, I think f/2 would be more in...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-26-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 1,649
Posted By Corran
I use all the silver my film develops. Okay...

I use all the silver my film develops.

Okay seriously my D800E is a great camera and for commercial work the ability to crop quite a lot when needed is also nice, while keeping the resolution good....
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-26-2018
Replies: 92
Views: 3,097
Posted By Corran
I have two Cezannes. For one they were extremely...

I have two Cezannes. For one they were extremely expensive new. I believe in the realm of "cost of a new car" kind of expensive. I think new, high-end flatbeds would be phenomenal at the 3-6k...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 09-26-2018
Replies: 32
Views: 1,678
Posted By Corran
Marginally larger sensor than FF DSLRs. Didn't...

Marginally larger sensor than FF DSLRs. Didn't like the EVF on the older GFX. Big honkin' 63mm f/2.8 standard lens that isn't even that fast or interesting. Just not seeing the appeal, except perhaps...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-23-2018
Replies: 31
Views: 1,045
Posted By Corran
Canon F5, imported to the US as an Olympus K1000...

Canon F5, imported to the US as an Olympus K1000 would be a good place to start.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-20-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 938
Posted By Corran
Thanks Dan. It definitely looks better in person...

Thanks Dan. It definitely looks better in person as a 20x24 silver gelatin print.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-20-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 938
Posted By Corran
Everyone has their preferences. All you're going...

Everyone has their preferences. All you're going to get here is opinions that align with those personal preferences. For instance:



I hear this all the time, and worse - like, "Rodinal just doesn't...
Forum: Nikon RF 09-17-2018
Replies: 2
Views: 311
Posted By Corran
Some...

Some discussion:

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=162559
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-17-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 834
Posted By Corran
Fair Use (in the US) covers transformative works....

Fair Use (in the US) covers transformative works. My personal opinion, which is irrelevant, is that the image is no where near transformative enough for that kind of defense. Ultimately, it would be...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 09-13-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 759
Posted By Corran
Get the biggest one you can carry. And then it'll...

Get the biggest one you can carry. And then it'll probably still vibrate when the mirror flips (since you don't have MLU) if you are in the danger zone of ~ 1/4 to 1/15 shutter speeds or so. Have...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 09-13-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 1,451
Posted By Corran
I am convinced there are folks out there who...

I am convinced there are folks out there who genuinely think film is no longer produced. Old expired color film stocks, especially Portra NC/VC, keep going up in price, despite getting more and more...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 09-11-2018
Replies: 1,781
Views: 367,805
Posted By Corran
I can only guess you are talking about "vertical"...

I can only guess you are talking about "vertical" in the sense of a roll of 120 hanging to dry vertically.

When you shoot the M6, or M7, or any left-to-right loading camera, the image/film gate...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 09-06-2018
Replies: 37
Views: 1,093
Posted By Corran
Obviously you don't shoot huge weddings for...

Obviously you don't shoot huge weddings for thousands of dollars. Two card, simultaneous backup is deriguour in the business because **** happens and you have to deliver. As well as wifi backup to...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 09-06-2018
Replies: 37
Views: 1,093
Posted By Corran
Except the issue of light hitting the sensor at...

Except the issue of light hitting the sensor at oblique angles makes non-retrofocus designs have their own issues, so large retrofocus wides are still a necessity.

Until we have curved sensors...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 09-06-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 1,157
Posted By Corran
This will absolutely sell like hotcakes. And you...

This will absolutely sell like hotcakes. And you all should be supportive of this endeavor too, because more interest in traditional film/printing means more sales, which means a better outlook for...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-05-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 765
Posted By Corran
Just saw a perfectly usable Pentax 6x7 MLU body...

Just saw a perfectly usable Pentax 6x7 MLU body sell for $250. But that was lower than average - seems like P67 prices are going up lately.

Those lenses are not the really desirable ones for the...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 09-05-2018
Replies: 1,781
Views: 367,805
Posted By Corran
The vertical dimension has nothing to do with the...

The vertical dimension has nothing to do with the width of the frame on a Mamiya 6 (or 7), since the film is loaded left-to-right. On a Rolleicord or Hassie the film is loaded bottom-to-top, which...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-03-2018
Replies: 56
Views: 1,801
Posted By Corran
I process hundreds of rolls/sheets per year in my...

I process hundreds of rolls/sheets per year in my basement darkroom. I don't do anything particular but don't have dust issues except occasionally around pollen season. Sometimes I get a bunch on a...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 08-24-2018
Replies: 273
Views: 12,188
Posted By Corran
Yawn. Might as well be a rebadged Sony Ax with...

Yawn. Might as well be a rebadged Sony Ax with different firmware. I am sure there is more to it but I'm not interested. Personally, mirrorless cameras with massive lenses are DOA. I just don't see...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-08-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 655
Posted By Corran
Rolleicord,...

Rolleicord, Tri-X:

http://www.garrisaudiovisual.com/photosharing/rolleicord-harn-2905ss.jpg
Forum: Large Format Film RF 08-06-2018
Replies: 53
Views: 2,038
Posted By Corran
5x7 is pretty much a dead format IMO. The benefit...

5x7 is pretty much a dead format IMO. The benefit over 4x5 is nil, it's harder to find enlargers if you want to go bigger, and it's still not much of a contact print. That said, I am considering...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 08-05-2018
Replies: 53
Views: 2,038
Posted By Corran
Highly disagree. 4x5 cameras are easier to find,...

Highly disagree. 4x5 cameras are easier to find, cost less, including all the accessories, have so many lens options easily available, and provides more than enough film area to make larger prints...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 07-30-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 672
Posted By Corran
Yes. But the Horseman backs tend to have a larger...

Yes. But the Horseman backs tend to have a larger "ridge" on the back sometimes that make them really hard to fit on the Graphic. Try it first before you do anything else.

Calibrating the RF sucks....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-11-2018
Replies: 107
Views: 3,527
Posted By Corran
I run my own business and have for over a decade....

I run my own business and have for over a decade. It's a service business and not a large business. That's great that you run your own business as well but like mentioned earlier...this isn't a...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-11-2018
Replies: 107
Views: 3,527
Posted By Corran
You are just making up a scenario which conforms...

You are just making up a scenario which conforms to your worldview. This has no basis in facts or data. You can spin anything to be good or bad by just making stuff up. Some would say that's the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-11-2018
Replies: 107
Views: 3,527
Posted By Corran
That's nonsense. It's 212 industries, not 212...

That's nonsense. It's 212 industries, not 212 specific businesses. If you think every -fact- is just cherry-picking to support something you don't already believe then you are in the grips of...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-11-2018
Replies: 107
Views: 3,527
Posted By Corran
https://www.forbes.com/sites/timworstall/2015/04/0...

https://www.forbes.com/sites/timworstall/2015/04/03/astonishing-number-americans-think-corporate-profits-are-36-of-sales/#21af6ec61122

This Forbes article lists a Yahoo! Finance database of 212...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-11-2018
Replies: 107
Views: 3,527
Posted By Corran
Average profit margin for US business across the...

Average profit margin for US business across the board is 7.5%. Where I live state and local taxes are 8%, so the state makes more than the (average) business per dollar spent.

Increasing the margin...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-11-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 395
Posted By Corran
Second-hand lens. If it was warrantied I would...

Second-hand lens. If it was warrantied I would have just sent it in of course.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-11-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 395
Posted By Corran
One more bump. No one here has taken one of these...

One more bump. No one here has taken one of these apart??

I am stumped. The threaded inner barrel fell out with no resistance, and was moving around without resistance. The only thing I can think is...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-10-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 395
Posted By Corran
Anyone? I found a kinda poor/vague assembly video...

Anyone? I found a kinda poor/vague assembly video on YT for the older version and it seems to be basically the same, a little different but he just screws in the part with seemingly no problem.

I...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-09-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 395
Posted By Corran
CV Nokton 35mm f/1.2 II helical/rf assembly

Inside the helical of the 35mm f/1.2 II, there is a barrel part that has the RF coupling part. I had to fix a screw inside the helical. While doing this I also noticed the lens was focusing way past...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-08-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 633
Posted By Corran
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread...

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=158450

My fav 50 on the early F's, but specifically the older 9-bladed one.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-07-2018
Replies: 132
Views: 5,630
Posted By Corran
Tu quoque fallacy. And you are still ignoring the...

Tu quoque fallacy. And you are still ignoring the concept. End-user piracy is not being discussed. Commercial appropriation of a piece of media is.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-07-2018
Replies: 132
Views: 5,630
Posted By Corran
Thank you for pointing out that your example is...

Thank you for pointing out that your example is not relevant at all.



Equating end-user piracy with someone stealing work for commercial usage is idiocy.



The Internet has nothing to do...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-06-2018
Replies: 132
Views: 5,630
Posted By Corran
You have clearly outlined your position...

You have clearly outlined your position here:



So a photographer should be flattered a company stole his image, and then hope that said company, after stealing their work, would "hire" them for...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-06-2018
Replies: 132
Views: 5,630
Posted By Corran
Stealing someones work IS NOT OKAY. NO I do not...

Stealing someones work IS NOT OKAY.

NO I do not want to work for someone who does that to me!

You are delusional.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-06-2018
Replies: 132
Views: 5,630
Posted By Corran
And with that attitude I'd be less likely to work...

And with that attitude I'd be less likely to work with you, because I would guess you'd steal my work and think it was okay.

The problem here is you seem to have missed the part where the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-05-2018
Replies: 32
Views: 2,605
Posted By Corran
35mm f/3.5 Perar, on TMX pushed 2...

35mm f/3.5 Perar, on TMX pushed 2 stops:

http://www.garrisaudiovisual.com/photosharing/sopecreek-9208ss.jpg

Can't say I like the 35/1.4 at all from the pics above. The Perar is a great lens to fit...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-30-2018
Replies: 45
Views: 2,190
Posted By Corran
Still have it? I am looking for one for my 8x20....

Still have it? I am looking for one for my 8x20. Ultrawide is my thing. I love my 47mm XL on 4x5. 305mm on my 8x20 is too loooong.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-29-2018
Replies: 123
Views: 4,440
Posted By Corran
That's not how rockets fly. Like I said it passed...

That's not how rockets fly. Like I said it passed right by me shining a light my way, but was completely silent. Maybe 500 feet in the air tops. It was either a silent helicopter or a drone of some...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-29-2018
Replies: 123
Views: 4,440
Posted By Corran
The issue of life / consciousness in relation to...

The issue of life / consciousness in relation to biological vs. machine is one of timescale. If any kind of intelligent entity wanted to send probes or explore the universe at large, one must grapple...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-28-2018
Replies: 123
Views: 4,440
Posted By Corran
According to my EXIF: D800, 14-24mm @ f/3.5, 30s...

According to my EXIF:

D800, 14-24mm @ f/3.5, 30s exposure, ISO 1600.

I was taking a long exposure series, to be combined later, and you can see this object come into frame, then turn and go back...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-27-2018
Replies: 123
Views: 4,440
Posted By Corran
Dead silence in the sky, a close fly-by. Very...

Dead silence in the sky, a close fly-by. Very close to a military test range. My suspicion is a silent helicopter, the way it moved. Very bright - the reflection on the water is from the light, not...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-23-2018
Replies: 45
Views: 2,190
Posted By Corran
Yes I understand completely, hence the caveat of...

Yes I understand completely, hence the caveat of 'my opinion.' I hope what I have said has not offended.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-23-2018
Replies: 45
Views: 2,190
Posted By Corran
IMO, the problems exhibited on the edges make the...

IMO, the problems exhibited on the edges make the b&w conversions bad too. The tones are muddy and flat on the edges, while the center is overexposed. Corners also look smeared slightly even shown...
Forum: Optics Theory - 06-22-2018
Replies: 161
Views: 8,400
Posted By Corran
It's just...

It's just distortion.

http://www.garrisaudiovisual.com/photosharing/distortion.gif
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-16-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 6,343
Posted By Corran
The 80-200mm f/4.5 AI is a GREAT lens. However,...

The 80-200mm f/4.5 AI is a GREAT lens. However, the issue with it, and all MF telephotos, will simply be the accuracy and efficacy of your focus. I have blown through a 36-shot roll on my motorized...
Forum: Nikon RF 06-12-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 855
Posted By Corran
Indeed, especially for architecture! One day I'll...

Indeed, especially for architecture! One day I'll try out the 10mm...on my M6.

Nikon SP, 12mm Voigtlander, Tri-X:

http://www.garrisaudiovisual.com/photosharing/atlanta-9807ss.jpg
Forum: Nikon RF 06-12-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 855
Posted By Corran
Probably because they would only sell 2. One to...

Probably because they would only sell 2. One to you and one to me :D.

I also have the 12mm + F-S adapter.
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 06-11-2018
Replies: 1,781
Views: 367,805
Posted By Corran
http://www.garrisaudiovisual.com/photosharing/flor...

http://www.garrisaudiovisual.com/photosharing/florida-0378ss.jpg
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-11-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 852
Posted By Corran
If you want to feel sick, let me tell you a...

If you want to feel sick, let me tell you a story.

I know of a photo program that was being terminated. The higher-ups in the uni knew that some gear that had previously been surplussed had been...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 06-09-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 1,583
Posted By Corran
This is my $100 3D-printed camera that I use a...

This is my $100 3D-printed camera that I use a 38mm XL on, for 6x9 (similarly can be used on 6x12). Not many folks using the 38XL. Post some photos when you get a...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-06-2018
Replies: 336
Views: 79,990
Posted By Corran
I don't know, I don't see a big market for...

I don't know, I don't see a big market for innovation in batch scanning, unless the supposed "film resurgence" really makes it big, for the same reasons we haven't seen dedicated film scanners...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-06-2018
Replies: 336
Views: 79,990
Posted By Corran
I don't know what you mean by "enthusiast...

I don't know what you mean by "enthusiast scanning." I don't doubt it will become more accepted (it already has come a long way since I first experimented with it on 4x5 myself, back 5 years ago or...
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