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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-24-2019
Replies: 212
Views: 8,328
Posted By roscoetuff
Found myself going down this road, too....

Found myself going down this road, too. Consolidated by shipping off some Sony and Contax gear to dive into the Nikon system with a set of lenses usable in both digital and film, and with the F100...
Forum: RFF News 02-26-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 5,798
Posted By roscoetuff
"Ted" is close to right, but it's not cost that's...

"Ted" is close to right, but it's not cost that's driving Fuji so much as desire to kill off the market and profit on its shrinking size the same way cigarette manufacturers did. This is the reverse...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-10-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 1,979
Posted By roscoetuff
I run Vuescan to operate my LS8000 on a 64-bit...

I run Vuescan to operate my LS8000 on a 64-bit computer and it operates just fine. I think I bought a PC card for this purpose (search for it, they are cheaper than the cable). Vuescan isn't...
Forum: RFF Polls 02-01-2019
Replies: 69
Views: 4,052
Posted By roscoetuff
"If I can count the change in your pocket, you...

"If I can count the change in your pocket, you better use the coins to call a tailor." The Most Interesting Man in the World

VERY tempted to choose to answer the Barbara Walters question, "IF you...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-29-2019
Replies: 81
Views: 4,083
Posted By roscoetuff
Maybe the reason I have 75+ rolls in the fridge...

Maybe the reason I have 75+ rolls in the fridge is that I forget what I've already got and just order more. Typically, I answered "10 to 50" and then went into the garage to count more than 75...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-29-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 825
Posted By roscoetuff
Ditto to HHPhoto's comments. Highly recommended...

Ditto to HHPhoto's comments. Highly recommended for control and possibly cost. Not always the fastest... 'cause life may intervene (and it does!), but very satisfying. Your mistakes are your own, and...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-19-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 2,456
Posted By roscoetuff
I've used Youxin Ye for a M4-2 CLA and DAG for an...

I've used Youxin Ye for a M4-2 CLA and DAG for an M6. DAG does meters; Youxin does not. DAG did a good job. But he gets so many email inquiries, email is a distraction he is less involved with....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-15-2019
Replies: 64
Views: 2,772
Posted By roscoetuff
Yep. But hey Nokton, what cameras are you using...

Yep. But hey Nokton, what cameras are you using again? 'cause I'm asuming you made the decision to eschew 4X5 for very specific reasons.

Don't know how many here follow the Nicos youtube Film News...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-01-2019
Replies: 119
Views: 12,282
Posted By roscoetuff
Rob: One of the great things I enjoyed playing...

Rob:

One of the great things I enjoyed playing with in HC-110 is the level of dilution to use. I don't know whether there's a more flexible developer out there. It's amazing stuff! The only thing I...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-01-2019
Replies: 119
Views: 12,282
Posted By roscoetuff
So almost 18 months later, I've basically come to...

So almost 18 months later, I've basically come to the conclusion that the difference a developer makes is harder to discern in most cases. For me, a good part of the problem lay in the variability of...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 12-26-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 2,581
Posted By roscoetuff
To me, OP should define the specifics they like...

To me, OP should define the specifics they like about XTOL. I would assume sharpness, and possibly eco-friendly, etc. But frankly, from what I've seen, there is no developer that is so much better...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-19-2018
Replies: 34
Views: 1,941
Posted By roscoetuff
There's something about a Rollei 3.5F that for...

There's something about a Rollei 3.5F that for me... just "clicked". The right camera at the right time. I'd been through a lot of cameras and it somehow stopped all of that. The results were "ooooh...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 12-12-2018
Replies: 31
Views: 1,010
Posted By roscoetuff
You can scan with virtually anything. One note is...

You can scan with virtually anything. One note is to see how you like images scanned by a lab. They tend to be cheap, and you can scan a lot of rolls before you pay for a MF scanner. I have the...
Forum: RFF Polls 10-27-2018
Replies: 124
Views: 31,050
Posted By roscoetuff
I've preferred a monopod since aspiring to become...

I've preferred a monopod since aspiring to become a filmmaker as a teen (which didn't happen btw). That's still my 1st choice. Keep a minipod in my bag all the time. Use it regularly... but not all...
Forum: Chris Crawford 10-23-2018
Replies: 2,579
Views: 374,391
Posted By roscoetuff
Chris: Love the Stoner's Funstore a while back....

Chris: Love the Stoner's Funstore a while back. Are you still using the Mamiya 6? And are you developing your own color film? Just curious. I've given the latter a shot with a Jobo and find it's...
Forum: Film vs Digital 10-22-2018
Replies: 67
Views: 2,360
Posted By roscoetuff
Godfrey is right to suggest appreciate each for...

Godfrey is right to suggest appreciate each for their own characteristics, and like that which you use.

That said, I think film photographers stand out because of their rarity. Not a bad thing....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-11-2018
Replies: 197
Views: 11,820
Posted By roscoetuff
Listened to the C-41 podcast, too. Very stoked by...

Listened to the C-41 podcast, too. Very stoked by Sasha Coen's comment: "I shoot medium format and 35mm wasn't my thing 'cause I don't like the grain, but I tried it, and it looks like medium format....
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 08-02-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 1,427
Posted By roscoetuff
Having gone both routes - 1st a 35mm Plustek...

Having gone both routes - 1st a 35mm Plustek scanner, then 2nd a copystand DSLR approach, and then finally settling on a dedicated Nikon LS8000 scanner approach, I can attest much will depend on what...
Forum: Fuji X Series 08-01-2018
Replies: 137
Views: 12,846
Posted By roscoetuff
Faintandfuzzy nails it. This isn't necessarily a...

Faintandfuzzy nails it. This isn't necessarily a Fuji problem per se so much as a Fuji Raw issue with some of the post software. And I remember these threads back in my Fuji days, and it led me to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-29-2018
Replies: 124
Views: 4,709
Posted By roscoetuff
I wonder whether the real problem is less film...

I wonder whether the real problem is less film vs. digital but more one of web vs. print. Don't care whether you print wet or print with ink... it's the prints that will survive and the web-only...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 07-19-2018
Replies: 80
Views: 6,597
Posted By roscoetuff
RObert: I looked long and hard at Craigslist...

RObert:

I looked long and hard at Craigslist machines. I think you really have to have the luck of Jon Cone... and literally have someone pay you to take these off your hands and already have lots...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 07-19-2018
Replies: 80
Views: 6,597
Posted By roscoetuff
Before you go to far Cal, you and Robert may wish...

Before you go to far Cal, you and Robert may wish to join the EpsonWideFormat forum at groups.io where there's discussion of various printers - and their foibles. I've been on this only a week or so...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 07-18-2018
Replies: 80
Views: 6,597
Posted By roscoetuff
Robert: FWIW, I decided on the P600 because I...

Robert:

FWIW, I decided on the P600 because I figured I wasn't handy enough to fix a 3880, 4800 or some of the others. Gambling that flush would be all that's needed was a step too far ahead of my...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 07-17-2018
Replies: 80
Views: 6,597
Posted By roscoetuff
Klaus: Sound advice. Minimalization is actually...

Klaus: Sound advice. Minimalization is actually one of the things that drove me back to film... at least for an interim. My "level" is something above beginner, but the key for me is composition and...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 07-16-2018
Replies: 80
Views: 6,597
Posted By roscoetuff
Cal: So now I see what you're talking about in...

Cal:

So now I see what you're talking about in terms of photo clean-up. Found a shot that otherwise looked fine on the screen printed with smudges which I've had to fix. Using Capture one, fixing...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-13-2018
Replies: 107
Views: 3,706
Posted By roscoetuff
leicapixie: "No man is an island.." Are you...

leicapixie: "No man is an island.."

Are you sure? I seem to be an island... I think... no... wait, there's water all around me, right? Either I'm an island or in a swimming pool. Okay. Got it.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-11-2018
Replies: 107
Views: 3,706
Posted By roscoetuff
Okay... this just got personal. Film? Really?

Okay... this just got personal. Film? Really?
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 07-05-2018
Replies: 80
Views: 6,597
Posted By roscoetuff
Off the Inkjetmall website: "SureColor P7000 /...

Off the Inkjetmall website:

"SureColor P7000 / P9000: We are now testing a new solution for the Epson SC P6000, P7000, P8000, P9000, P10000, P20000 printers and it is looking very promising! REFRAIN...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 07-03-2018
Replies: 80
Views: 6,597
Posted By roscoetuff
Cal: I used LR for a while and I think it's...

Cal:

I used LR for a while and I think it's fine. I switched to Capture One because it worked better with Fuji's greens and then with Sony it was more native. C1 is somewhere between LR and headed...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 07-03-2018
Replies: 80
Views: 6,597
Posted By roscoetuff
Cal: Your postscript is on the mark. In Capture...

Cal: Your postscript is on the mark. In Capture One, you get histograms for RGB, Red, Green and Blue (least significant of these and often untouched), and each with 3 "wands". I don't know what...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 07-03-2018
Replies: 80
Views: 6,597
Posted By roscoetuff
Cal: Finding that I've finally discovered /...

Cal: Finding that I've finally discovered / latched on to the Capture One tools for driving midtones in my photos, I'm a happy man and photos are coming along sweetly with the dimensions I'm looking...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 07-02-2018
Replies: 80
Views: 6,597
Posted By roscoetuff
Cal: I'm actually planning to try some glossy......

Cal:

I'm actually planning to try some glossy... just to see whether Piezo cures my distaste for glossy ink jet that came from some of my early Epson prints years back. If so, that could change a...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 07-02-2018
Replies: 80
Views: 6,597
Posted By roscoetuff
Cal: Just thought I'd follow up to say that after...

Cal: Just thought I'd follow up to say that after a weekend running paper through the printer - okay maybe not THAT many prints, but re-processing shots and then printing a few, I'm finally...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 06-28-2018
Replies: 80
Views: 6,597
Posted By roscoetuff
Cal: Thanks once again. I've seen very much as...

Cal: Thanks once again. I've seen very much as you post elsewhere, but your detail and discussion makes it all make sense. THanks!
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 06-28-2018
Replies: 80
Views: 6,597
Posted By roscoetuff
Cal: While we're at it (speaking of K7 inks), did...

Cal: While we're at it (speaking of K7 inks), did you focus on one of the ink sets, pick out a custom set by ordering one bottle at a time, or go with a ready-made set of "Warm Neutral", "Carbon",...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 06-27-2018
Replies: 80
Views: 6,597
Posted By roscoetuff
Cal: Thanks! Might not be on the prowl yet, but...

Cal:

Thanks! Might not be on the prowl yet, but I have a friend who just sold off a printer for $200... and he's got enough experience the two of us might be able to handle something like this and...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 06-27-2018
Replies: 80
Views: 6,597
Posted By roscoetuff
Cal: Yep. One step at a time. Remember I just got...

Cal:
Yep. One step at a time. Remember I just got a P600 Friday, and a table to put it on today (have to assemble it). I haven't even filled a cartridge yet. So I'm way back the curve. Like you, I...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 06-27-2018
Replies: 80
Views: 6,597
Posted By roscoetuff
Cal: So you're saying PiezoPro is like "nice and...

Cal: So you're saying PiezoPro is like "nice and handy... sews its own clothes, everybody loves it, but K-7? that's is to die for"? Is that what you're suggesting? So next round... I should be...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 06-26-2018
Replies: 80
Views: 6,597
Posted By roscoetuff
Cal: Good information. For now, I've got the...

Cal: Good information. For now, I've got the small guy, a 13-incher and that's enough to get started. The advice on the larger machines may come in handy down the road, for printing larger.Thanks!...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 06-26-2018
Replies: 80
Views: 6,597
Posted By roscoetuff
"What makes Piezography costly is the paper and...

"What makes Piezography costly is the paper and ink. The ink is about half the cost of OEM, but you kinda use about twice as much ink, so there is no real cost savings..."

Fairly, I think this is...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 06-26-2018
Replies: 80
Views: 6,597
Posted By roscoetuff
Thank you so much for these comments. Had some...

Thank you so much for these comments. Had some trouble setting up the poll and tried to junk the whole thing... but then it posted anyway and I had to try to "fix it". So there were only 2 choices as...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 06-25-2018
Replies: 80
Views: 6,597
Posted By roscoetuff
Piezography and like-minded folks

Like to find out how many of us there are out there who've decided to venture down the rabbit hole and pull out a Piezographic print, all carbon, black-only or what have you. So I've put together a...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-20-2018
Replies: 154
Views: 94,326
Posted By roscoetuff
Karl Ehlers is still in the game at a lower...

Karl Ehlers is still in the game at a lower volume as part of his retirement. Did a 1st class job. Full work over $300. Added a Maxwell screen $200. Done in under a month. Even removed some scuff...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 06-19-2018
Replies: 55
Views: 4,414
Posted By roscoetuff
Soooooooo.... didn't take long. WIth the...

Soooooooo.... didn't take long. WIth the yahoogroup lists QuadtoneRIP and DigitalBlackandWhite, and a lot of back and forth with Jon Cone, Walker Blackwell, Richard Boutwell and of course Cal here as...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 06-18-2018
Replies: 55
Views: 4,414
Posted By roscoetuff
Who doesn't wrestle with these printer things......

Who doesn't wrestle with these printer things... even in an old thread? I've been trying to run down what sort of printer to dedicate to B&W-only. Jon says it needs to be in top shape, and all pretty...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-29-2018
Replies: 47
Views: 1,419
Posted By roscoetuff
Cheap or expensive are relative terms. Folks play...

Cheap or expensive are relative terms. Folks play golf and spend a bundle they don't even blink at. Ditto for skiing, sailing, attending concerts or sporting events...even bowling or drinking at your...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-24-2018
Replies: 112
Views: 3,811
Posted By roscoetuff
FWIW, I'm a hobbyist, and "back to film" from...

FWIW, I'm a hobbyist, and "back to film" from digital over the past 15 months. Much of the help has come from this website and Photrio (APUG) through which I've gotten into Leica M's and Rolleiflex....
Forum: Travel 05-23-2018
Replies: 142
Views: 4,723
Posted By roscoetuff
Raid: Have a good trip. Sounds like you've been...

Raid: Have a good trip. Sounds like you've been working hard.

My travels have tended to suffer from an overkill of gear taken, and a very small quantity actually used. In 35mm, I 've tended to wear...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-22-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 697
Posted By roscoetuff
Thanks all! I'm setting it aside in my Fotdiox...

Thanks all! I'm setting it aside in my Fotdiox box for the Bay II to 39mm adaptor... which is handy for this. Will get it re-attached... someday. Yes... not needed is good! THanks!
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-21-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 697
Posted By roscoetuff
Thanks Dan! I'm thinking if it's not needed for...

Thanks Dan! I'm thinking if it's not needed for working the regular WLF, I'll let it wait until the whole machine gets it's scheduled CLA. Maybe. Likely...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-21-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 697
Posted By roscoetuff
Whoops: Mirror on the viewfinder

So I opened up my Rolleiflex 3.5E viewfinder only to find lying on it, the small mirror I hope shows up in the attached file. Seems to have all its parts, but I'm not sure where it goes, nor can I...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-16-2018
Replies: 31
Views: 1,803
Posted By roscoetuff
Thanks Greyscale.

Thanks Greyscale.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-16-2018
Replies: 31
Views: 1,803
Posted By roscoetuff
Greyscale: So I see the longer strap is the neck...

Greyscale: So I see the longer strap is the neck strap and they sell these as a two-fer deal. Seems they have two types of connectors to the camera: 1) Webbing and 2) Loop Cord of the sort now...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-16-2018
Replies: 51
Views: 2,026
Posted By roscoetuff
Anyone wanna help host a "Leica Lens Cap...

Anyone wanna help host a "Leica Lens Cap Workshop" ;)
I'd say you make a 3-day event.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-16-2018
Replies: 51
Views: 2,026
Posted By roscoetuff
Isn't the "Leica ain't any good bit" out of date...

Isn't the "Leica ain't any good bit" out of date and even inaccurate? Don't they own Swiss-made ALPA... which makes some of the really top end stuff? Now THAT stuff is expensive and makes a Leica...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-16-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 607
Posted By roscoetuff
Brett: Thanks!

Brett: Thanks!
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-16-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 607
Posted By roscoetuff
Rolleiflex 3.5E/F and shutter speeds: Dumb Q

So I'm reading through the manuals out there and see that you set the shutter speed to the whole numbers given. NO half-way in-betweens. So between 60 and 125 there is no 90 or 100... even if you try...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-16-2018
Replies: 31
Views: 1,803
Posted By roscoetuff
farlymac: Wow. Guess that's more or less what I...

farlymac: Wow. Guess that's more or less what I have and I'm using at the moment 'cause it's lying around and it works. Once upon a time, I rented a Sony A7 ...which I subsequently bought from...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-15-2018
Replies: 31
Views: 1,803
Posted By roscoetuff
So do you have a bag for film, filters, or...

So do you have a bag for film, filters, or rolleinars and the like... or do you try to keep all that in a pocket? (Which is to ask... how lean can you go?)
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-15-2018
Replies: 31
Views: 1,803
Posted By roscoetuff
TLR Carrying (Rolleiflex 3.5 E/F or any TLR)

Curious what folks do with the TLR's on a shoot or when just walking around. I've been comfortable with a neck strap - even though it gets in the way at times - and putting the whole kit (filters,...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 05-11-2018
Replies: 35
Views: 1,850
Posted By roscoetuff
Is it just me, or is it time for the aesthetic to morph?

Just got a copy of RRS's "Light and Shadow": http://www.reallyrightstuff.com/magazine


Yes, "nice shots". Yes, lots of talent I haven't got. Yes, I'd probably think I'd arrived if I could routinely...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-10-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 1,391
Posted By roscoetuff
Just to close the loop, you're ALL right and I...

Just to close the loop, you're ALL right and I was wrong. I read it too quickly. Smugmug claims nothing will happen. Folks on Photrio (was APUG) don't seem to think of it that way. But I'm happy to...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-07-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 868
Posted By roscoetuff
No question: That one is a beauty! Congrats!

No question: That one is a beauty! Congrats!
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-04-2018
Replies: 55
Views: 3,179
Posted By roscoetuff
Cal: LOVE! the "vintage hipster" schtick. Keep...

Cal: LOVE! the "vintage hipster" schtick. Keep rockin' it, baby!

I'm 60, I'm no pro and I'm not a wet printer, but a hybrid of necessity. Maybe one day whenever Cal get's his wet darkroom, I'll buy...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-03-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 1,391
Posted By roscoetuff
Kuuan: Could be. THat's not the way they...

Kuuan: Could be. THat's not the way they communicate however. And I've yet to see how long STASIS stay in place. Never seen someone maintain 2 platforms for long - especially when one business model...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-03-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 1,391
Posted By roscoetuff
Again, sorry to have backended the announcement....

Again, sorry to have backended the announcement. I thought everyone saw it. Here it is:

https://techcrunch.com/2018/04/20/smugmug-acquires-flickr/
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-03-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 1,391
Posted By roscoetuff
Sooooo.... let's get to the point: Smugmug has...

Sooooo.... let's get to the point: Smugmug has "bought" Flickr. Flickr will officially cease to exist in 30 days according to the announcement. If you have an account there, you will have received...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-03-2018
Replies: 33
Views: 3,211
Posted By roscoetuff
I think for portraits... the sharpness may be a...

I think for portraits... the sharpness may be a hang up. Am getting a soft focus filter so my wife won't have a fit when I snap her. Maybe her only neg is being negged about having her photo snapped....
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-03-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 1,391
Posted By roscoetuff
Whither FLICKR... Groups Demise: #SAD?

To quote an old, highly litigious American pol, "Groups demise: #SAD!" As Flickr goes, the one thing I'll miss are the Groups where I've found inspiration, answers to questions, sample shots by the...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-03-2018
Replies: 33
Views: 3,211
Posted By roscoetuff
There's a lot to learn in terms of getting the...

There's a lot to learn in terms of getting the most out of it. But for a one-lens guy (most of the time), the zoom-with-your-feet thing works, and the camera just inspires some creative thinking....
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-03-2018
Replies: 33
Views: 3,211
Posted By roscoetuff
Lynn: Got the Rolleinar # 1 and have a # 2 on...

Lynn: Got the Rolleinar # 1 and have a # 2 on order. I see there's a # 3, but don't see a lot of clamor for that. Nice shots btw.

Rolleipol: Worth picking up, or better to get a good Bay _ adaptor...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-03-2018
Replies: 33
Views: 3,211
Posted By roscoetuff
Rolleiflex 3.5E: Wow and Double Wow

After trying Rolleiflex SLX and 6008 and loving the output and flexibility of an SLR in medium format but not really liking the weight, bulk, etc. for everyday MF carry, I've tried 2 folders and a...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-02-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1,184
Posted By roscoetuff
Yes! ACE... those guys are excellent. I tell...

Yes! ACE... those guys are excellent. I tell everyone to go there, but few do 'cause it's a haul from Bethesda.

Ditto: "Which I lived closer" to ACE! Great folks! Got my start developing there, and...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-02-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1,184
Posted By roscoetuff
Ritz: Spotty reputation? Sadly, spot on. Compared...

Ritz: Spotty reputation? Sadly, spot on. Compared to Baker Photo in DC that would spend hours with their customers and leave a kid alone, Ritz in my kid days at least, was all business. They even had...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-29-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 1,470
Posted By roscoetuff
Try Eric Hiss @ Rolleiflex USA...

Try Eric Hiss @ Rolleiflex USA ([email protected] ) and note that he has a LOT more Rollei inventory than is posted on his website. Eric is a good guy and very good to work with in my experience.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-28-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 1,080
Posted By roscoetuff
I have a few of these:...

I have a few of these: https://analogbook.com/?v=93b46a3fc67d

These are well thought out, but more than I can handle. The Darkroom book is probably of more utility for me in terms of keeping track...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-26-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 2,016
Posted By roscoetuff
IMHO, it'd be such a specialized camera (and...

IMHO, it'd be such a specialized camera (and perhaps costly given its rarebreedness) you might be disappointed. I'm in the SaveKodak opinion myself as the options for the price are greater. And yet...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-26-2018
Replies: 94
Views: 3,236
Posted By roscoetuff
Raid: My thoughts exactly. For leather, I like...

Raid: My thoughts exactly. For leather, I like Gordy stuff. But for this kind of thing where it's heavy, even relatively new leather can break, and I tend to go for webbing. Rolleiflex strap for the...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-26-2018
Replies: 94
Views: 3,236
Posted By roscoetuff
Final thought on this FWIW - especially for Raid:...

Final thought on this FWIW - especially for Raid: I don't know whether I'll be happy with this either. Frankly, if it's the wrong model or wrong copy/version of this model... I have no idea. Worst...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-26-2018
Replies: 94
Views: 3,236
Posted By roscoetuff
Yeah... the cases... that's what I read. Thanks!

Yeah... the cases... that's what I read. Thanks!
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-25-2018
Replies: 94
Views: 3,236
Posted By roscoetuff
Raid: Me, too (re: instincts). "One never knows,...

Raid: Me, too (re: instincts). "One never knows, does one?" Frankly, the model 3.5E (Type 2) is supposed to be similar to the 2.8D. Maybe a year or two newer. Maybe.

Greyscale: Thanks! Fotodiox...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-25-2018
Replies: 94
Views: 3,236
Posted By roscoetuff
Raid: It's an eBay find from: "villagegoodies"....

Raid: It's an eBay find from: "villagegoodies". Don't ask. Guy seems to do lots of photographic gear. There are some others out there with reputable Rollei repair guys I ran into, but didn't pull...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-25-2018
Replies: 94
Views: 3,236
Posted By roscoetuff
Okay... drank the Kool-aid, skipped the toga...

Okay... drank the Kool-aid, skipped the toga party, tye dye and all that. Just "clicked" a Rolleiflex 3.5E Xenotar that looks to be in clean condition. Tried Jimmy Koh (and he is a good man btw) but...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-24-2018
Replies: 94
Views: 3,236
Posted By roscoetuff
Actually, the point is that I don't need a 2.8...

Actually, the point is that I don't need a 2.8 and the 3.5 is fine. Shooting a Zeiss Super Ikonta 3.6 and I almost never gasp for another 1/2 stop. Meter? At lower light levels, it's typically not as...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-24-2018
Replies: 94
Views: 3,236
Posted By roscoetuff
I am now looking closely at meterless 3.5E models...

I am now looking closely at meterless 3.5E models (and 2.8E's for that matter, too, but they mostly have meters). When there's a meter, I tend to use it rather than my hand helds, and the latter have...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 04-24-2018
Replies: 35
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Views: 1,666
Posted By roscoetuff
I've used and owned a number of digital EVF...

I've used and owned a number of digital EVF so-called rangefinders. All mirrorless Fuji's. The experience in shooting relative to a film RF is completely different. And as much as mirrorless is where...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-24-2018
Replies: 94
Views: 3,236
Posted By roscoetuff
And because of that, the prices for some of the...

And because of that, the prices for some of the dogs are getting up there, too!
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 04-24-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 1,673
Posted By roscoetuff
My Ikonta III is new-to-me, and the problem...

My Ikonta III is new-to-me, and the problem hasn't been consistent so far. There is the suggestion that a piece or two of post-it sticky notes taped to the leader will thicken the roll and space the ...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-23-2018
Replies: 94
Views: 3,236
Posted By roscoetuff
Great shot Greyscale. Really love the tonality in...

Great shot Greyscale. Really love the tonality in the hood and chrome together. Also like the fellow in the cap on the other side who might have a year or two on me. :)

When I wrote "best camera", I...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-23-2018
Replies: 94
Views: 3,236
Posted By roscoetuff
I have a Plannar 80mm on a Rollei 6008 that is...

I have a Plannar 80mm on a Rollei 6008 that is very sweet. They're great lenses. But then, virtually all Zeiss's post-1950 lenses are. I have a Novar 75mm on a Zeiss Super Ikonta III that's a bit...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-23-2018
Replies: 94
Views: 3,236
Posted By roscoetuff
Harry Fleenor's price is running $400 but he...

Harry Fleenor's price is running $400 but he terms it a rebuild more than a CLA. His backlog is 4.5 months (as of this morning), but I understand (indirectly) that some folks have paid an additional...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-20-2018
Replies: 94
Views: 3,236
Posted By roscoetuff
Wait... "remained" as in past tense? Not shooting...

Wait... "remained" as in past tense? Not shooting film/MF anymore? or was that just a slip of the keyboard?
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-20-2018
Replies: 94
Views: 3,236
Posted By roscoetuff
Very helpful discussion. THank you! Andy: That's...

Very helpful discussion. THank you!

Andy: That's a beautiful copy... lens looks clear and clean. Got to admit I'm a little curious how it is that you've come across four copies... a matter of...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-19-2018
Replies: 94
Views: 3,236
Posted By roscoetuff
BeemerMark: Good point. I'm kind of there, too....

BeemerMark: Good point. I'm kind of there, too. Picking an aperture usually 1st, but I keep an eye on shutter speed relative to handheld and lens length... which is to say I don't shoot a lot of...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-19-2018
Replies: 94
Views: 3,236
Posted By roscoetuff
If you're asking me, it's Andy's discourse on the...

If you're asking me, it's Andy's discourse on the Xenotar lens vs. Planar, and then I think I like the EV shooting approach... as a handy move from the meter to the camera.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-19-2018
Replies: 94
Views: 3,236
Posted By roscoetuff
Let me ask a follow-up if I may on the F 3.5 vs F...

Let me ask a follow-up if I may on the F 3.5 vs F 2.8 cameras: While we all tend to gravitate to the fastest lenses, I read somewhere that the 2.8 TLR Rolleis were used more heavily than the 3.5's...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-19-2018
Replies: 94
Views: 3,236
Posted By roscoetuff
The thing I'm wondering is whether the 2.8C vs....

The thing I'm wondering is whether the 2.8C vs. 2.8D is all that important. I think I understand the E's and F's, but the C's vs. D's... less so. FWIW, I bought the Leica M4-2 that didn't pass muster...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-18-2018
Replies: 94
Views: 3,236
Posted By roscoetuff
Raid: One lucky guy! $275 in 1993 would be $ 477...

Raid: One lucky guy! $275 in 1993 would be $ 477 according to one CPI calculator. So... still a really good deal just about any way you calculate it. Though most official CPI's way understate the...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-18-2018
Replies: 94
Views: 3,236
Posted By roscoetuff
Rolleiflex 2.8D Xenotar: Rare-ish bird?

Soooooooo.... am I just drinking the Koolaid, or is the 2.8D Xenotar really the bees knees of TLR's? Not too long ago, it was buzzed all around, and I guess I was taken in. 2.8D Xenotar's are now as...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-18-2018
Replies: 391
Views: 66,467
Posted By roscoetuff
Truth be told, I bought a film Leica BECAUSE I...

Truth be told, I bought a film Leica BECAUSE I was curious about the digital, and as a film cameras the M4-2 and M6 TTL that I picked up offered a possible path to a digital camera I might eventually...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 04-09-2018
Replies: 137
Views: 4,940
Posted By roscoetuff
WOw, this thread seems to have gone to unexpected...

WOw, this thread seems to have gone to unexpected places! I'm going to side with Chris on just about every point.

But to return to the original topic, I like rangefinders for general photography...
Forum: Fuji X Series 04-09-2018
Replies: 137
Views: 12,846
Posted By roscoetuff
I used Fuji for a number of years (XE-1, XT-10...

I used Fuji for a number of years (XE-1, XT-10 and X-PRO2). Good over-all, and the first digital I liked. In time, I wanted in-camera stabilization and switched to Sony for this so I could run any...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 04-02-2018
Replies: 165
Views: 41,163
Posted By roscoetuff
If you don't mind an interruption in the...

If you don't mind an interruption in the monologue, wonder whether you've ever run with one of the other Makina's? Like the 67 ofr 670 before you came to these particular animals? Just curious.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 04-02-2018
Replies: 51
Views: 2,416
Posted By roscoetuff
FWIW, I started back from digital with 35mm. I...

FWIW, I started back from digital with 35mm. I think there are more entry points to film with 35mm and the gear can be less expensive. Doesn't have to be of course, but there are lots of excellent...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-27-2018
Replies: 41
Views: 1,868
Posted By roscoetuff
Great shot! Love it!

Great shot! Love it!
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-27-2018
Replies: 41
Views: 1,868
Posted By roscoetuff
"Coming back to film" definitely overstates it...

"Coming back to film" definitely overstates it for this hobbyist in the sense that it's a move with zero impact beyond "Dad's pics take longer..." and by that time, nobody cares. So a move that began...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-23-2018
Replies: 68
Views: 4,162
Posted By roscoetuff
In my case, I have a DSLR and a 35mm SLR, but...

In my case, I have a DSLR and a 35mm SLR, but mostly with this frame size tend to reach for a Leica M with a 35mm lens, sometimes a 50mm... almost never the 90mm. These days, SLR means Medium Format...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 03-21-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 3,166
Posted By roscoetuff
I've sold my used gear to dealers to avoid these...

I've sold my used gear to dealers to avoid these issues. I've sold expensive model trains directly, and yes, some folks take advantage of you and in fact some of these are located in the US....
Forum: Film vs Digital 03-14-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 5,220
Posted By roscoetuff
Let me throw out a different idea for an old...

Let me throw out a different idea for an old thread: Maybe digital is just too easy? and too good? It's like getting your steak at a restaurant versus hunting wild buffalo (or some such ) and cooking...
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 03-13-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 1,153
Posted By roscoetuff
Dave: Exactly! Good short film!

Dave: Exactly! Good short film!
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-10-2018
Replies: 9,109
Views: 896,636
Posted By roscoetuff
Igor is a good guy! Bought a 135mm Leica M lens...

Igor is a good guy! Bought a 135mm Leica M lens from him that was very clean. Unloaded it 'cause its just not a RF length IMHO. But I'd deal with him any day of the week. Honest and fair. Jealous of...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-10-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 1,015
Posted By roscoetuff
Very happy with my Nikon 8000. Once you tune...

Very happy with my Nikon 8000. Once you tune Vuescan to batch scan your negatives, you'll be VERY happy. Great and not-as-dated piece of hardware as you'd think. Mine has an after market brass door...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-10-2018
Replies: 33
Views: 9,427
Posted By roscoetuff
One of the sites that reviews and sells scanners...

One of the sites that reviews and sells scanners used to carry this and noted that they stopped because of quality control issues. I bought and restored a Nikon LS8000 instead. Very very very...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 03-09-2018
Replies: 99
Views: 11,471
Posted By roscoetuff
I'm loving the shots in this thread! Nice work!...

I'm loving the shots in this thread! Nice work! Especially love the Delta 100... a film I'm warming up to almost as much as 120 MF folders. I'm looking into one for travel. Perkeo II is at the top of...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-08-2018
Replies: 51
Views: 2,446
Posted By roscoetuff
John: Will look at the thread. But in view of...

John: Will look at the thread. But in view of "fake news" and all the photos we see of imaginary folks floating on their back 5 feet off the ground, people actually suspend their belief of the photos...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-07-2018
Replies: 74
Views: 3,335
Posted By roscoetuff
Karateisland: Much obliged! Thank you!

Karateisland: Much obliged! Thank you!
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-07-2018
Replies: 74
Views: 3,335
Posted By roscoetuff
So as someone tagging this thread, I'm wondering...

So as someone tagging this thread, I'm wondering which Xenotar models you recommend? Fleenor seems to push the 3.5's as in better shape generally, but everyone seems to favor the 2.8's. Then there's...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-07-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 871
Posted By roscoetuff
I've used a SLX and now shoot a 6008-Integral......

I've used a SLX and now shoot a 6008-Integral... predecessors of the Hy6. The glass for these cameras is reputed the best Zeiss glass ever according to Zeiss's own engineers. Great camera. We rebuilt...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-06-2018
Replies: 51
Views: 2,446
Posted By roscoetuff
Chris Platt hits the nail on the head: Some do...

Chris Platt hits the nail on the head: Some do enjoy the complexity. IT's a demographic divide. Me? I'm sensitive to Carl Olson's podcast on this (Artul Camera) where he mentioned that at the recent...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-06-2018
Replies: 74
Views: 3,335
Posted By roscoetuff
I have a Rollei 6008 Integral (SLR) which is a...

I have a Rollei 6008 Integral (SLR) which is a great camera. Had a Mamiya TLR 30 years ago, but have shied away from TLR's in favor of RF's and SLR's. But the case for a TLR is increasingly strong...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-05-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 2,585
Posted By roscoetuff
I tried Cinestill 800, and remain under wowed. My...

I tried Cinestill 800, and remain under wowed. My first response has been that maybe I ought to try Portra 800 for a side-by-side. Surely someone's already done this?
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-28-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 770
Posted By roscoetuff
Didn't work for me a couple of weeks ago. I think...

Didn't work for me a couple of weeks ago. I think it's been ding donged a long time.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-25-2018
Replies: 56
Views: 2,566
Posted By roscoetuff
My experience with experienced, high quality...

My experience with experienced, high quality Japanese sellers has been excellent. In fact, I think they are fairly easy to vet even as a beginner. In fact, I have very high confidence that a Japanese...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-23-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 1,709
Posted By roscoetuff
If Fuji had built the IBIS two years ago, I might...

If Fuji had built the IBIS two years ago, I might still be using Fuji's. I left for the Sony A7RII for exactly this feature. For adapted lenses, it's a godsend. And after buying a lot of Fuji glass,...
Forum: Chris Crawford 02-23-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 1,637
Posted By roscoetuff
Yep: Tough crowd. I like the photo. I agree with...

Yep: Tough crowd. I like the photo. I agree with Bob that Chris accomplished his objective. Does there really have to be some other reason to justify it?

Many of these things become more...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-22-2018
Replies: 218
Views: 7,130
Posted By roscoetuff
I agree with those citations that the internet...

I agree with those citations that the internet isn't necessarily conducive to the sort of deeply personal engagement that a fair review might involve. Many of us are not open to ideas about our...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-20-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 876
Posted By roscoetuff
Steve: I'm home, but see that Marty was able to...

Steve:

I'm home, but see that Marty was able to give you the links I wanted to offer... so you have it. The only thing I'd add as someone who's a fan of the tones in relatively low contrast...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-18-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 876
Posted By roscoetuff
I am out of town, but have recently gone down the...

I am out of town, but have recently gone down the same road. Widely recommended, there is a Kodak document J-109 that gives info on stolen with rotary processing. I am using replenished Xtol in a...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-12-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 2,471
Posted By roscoetuff
Mostly shooting B&W film the last 12 months using...

Mostly shooting B&W film the last 12 months using Leica M's and Rolleiflex 6008 MF SLR. Develop negs at home... and color sent out to local professional lab that does generally nice work. Their...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-12-2018
Replies: 304
Views: 12,447
Posted By roscoetuff
Taking the intent of "if you suddenly had $3,000...

Taking the intent of "if you suddenly had $3,000 to spend..." as a "gimmie" and nothing but what you fancy, at the moment, I'd fancy spending play money on a B&W-only printer (piezography) and a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-12-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 1,572
Posted By roscoetuff
Like the idea. And Don't like the idea. Criticism...

Like the idea. And Don't like the idea. Criticism doesn't NEED to be judgmental, but if it is to be heard, it needs to be constructive, and if it is to be taken rightly, it needs to be seen as a...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-10-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 2,313
Posted By roscoetuff
HHPhoto: Yep! Began my experimental "return to...

HHPhoto:

Yep! Began my experimental "return to film" a year ago through this forum. Loving it... so much that my "New Year's Gift" to myself this year was a refurb Jobo CPE2+ and I've put 17 rolls...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-08-2018
Replies: 391
Views: 84,595
Posted By roscoetuff
I've had neither, nor held either. I do have an...

I've had neither, nor held either. I do have an M4-2 and an M6TTL and love both. Though I prefer shots taken with a handheld meter for control, a built in meter is a happy thing for travel, family,...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 02-07-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 1,394
Posted By roscoetuff
stupid leica (chris?): Good point. Will check...

stupid leica (chris?): Good point. Will check those out, too. BTW, if you don't mind the question, I wonder how you got to "stupid leica"? I like it... even if I shoot a (film) Leica from time to...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 02-07-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 1,394
Posted By roscoetuff
Chris: That's taking seriously.. to your credit...

Chris: That's taking seriously.. to your credit as always. I'm doing what you are... but without the offsite which leaves me still uncovered in a very real way. That's certainly one option though...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 02-06-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 1,394
Posted By roscoetuff
Photo File Backup

Question how folks are backing up their photo files, negative scans, processed print-ready files? All of that or portions. Local drives, online, or what? I keep filling drives and buying more backup....
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-27-2018
Replies: 9,109
Views: 896,636
Posted By roscoetuff
Bought a Jobo CPA2+ demo unit from CatLabs and a...

Bought a Jobo CPA2+ demo unit from CatLabs and a Rollei 6008-I along with a PS lens. Sweeeet! and much handier than the Rollei SLX2 I've been shooting (can use the same lenses, too).
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-23-2018
Replies: 197
Views: 11,820
Posted By roscoetuff
Dave: If you listen, the trick isn't starting...

Dave: If you listen, the trick isn't starting from scratch per se, but adapting the formula to current EPA chem requirements AND more importantly, to small batch production. The first is a "Duh!" (or...
Forum: Chris Crawford 01-17-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 1,911
Posted By roscoetuff
Chris: Many thanks for this. Appreciate the help.

Chris: Many thanks for this. Appreciate the help.
Forum: Chris Crawford 01-16-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 1,911
Posted By roscoetuff
Whoops! Let me add this from PhotoFormulary on...

Whoops! Let me add this from PhotoFormulary on TF5 - 'cause it is slightly different... which I don't mean to imply right or wrong, but simply to document a difference - if there is one relative to...
Forum: Chris Crawford 01-16-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 1,911
Posted By roscoetuff
Hmmm. I'm using PhotoFormulary's TS-4 Stop Bath...

Hmmm. I'm using PhotoFormulary's TS-4 Stop Bath as a follow to my XTOL developer. I'd dropped the Stop Bath for a while, and then got guilted back into reading what folks write... as a way to STOP!!!...
Forum: Chris Crawford 01-16-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 1,911
Posted By roscoetuff
Chris: I'm curious whether anyone understands...

Chris: I'm curious whether anyone understands (probably you) the difference between TF4 and TF5. I've been using TF5... dunno... 'cause it's "new" and all. Works fine. I also use a Stop Bath (and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-16-2018
Replies: 9,109
Views: 896,636
Posted By roscoetuff
Just signed up for a Rollei 6008i. Old....

Just signed up for a Rollei 6008i. Old. Electronics. Zeiss glass! We'll see how she runs. Also stepped up to a Jobo CPE2+ (used/reconditioned) from CatLabs... so I can begin to think more...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-14-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 2,168
Posted By roscoetuff
If you sell it yourself, do as advised and...

If you sell it yourself, do as advised and disclose but don't repair: Let the buyer pay for CLA after, but accept less accordingly. Condition for most 0-10 ratings focuses on outward cosmetics. CLA...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-11-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,392
Posted By roscoetuff
I mix it up in a 1 gallon gas can (plastic)....

I mix it up in a 1 gallon gas can (plastic). Every gas can holds more than stated and will hold almost 1-1/2 gallons in this case. You'll be fine. Mixing is easy: Shake the container with the lid...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-10-2018
Replies: 50
Views: 2,729
Posted By roscoetuff
Between Mercury camera (plastic) and DAYI Toyo...

Between Mercury camera (plastic) and DAYI Toyo (metal) there already seem to be some projects, operations, or whatever... that make these multi-option cameras. Even ALPA offers something real for...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 01-10-2018
Replies: 48
Views: 3,210
Posted By roscoetuff
My two cents: Love Zeiss to re-introduce a film...

My two cents: Love Zeiss to re-introduce a film camera so that they'd have more incentive (?) to extend their ZM lens line. Would love an upgrade to the 85mm ZM somewhere about F2 or F2.8. Thanks!
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-31-2017
Replies: 57
Views: 3,045
Posted By roscoetuff
+5 on "more fun". Yes, I print digitally... I...

+5 on "more fun". Yes, I print digitally... I don't have a darkroom... "Death to me!" some say. But it's the process I know. Starting with a film negative... just makes the process tangible, gives me...
Forum: Fuji X Series 12-28-2017
Replies: 137
Views: 12,846
Posted By roscoetuff
I've had 3 Fuji cameras. Loved them. Even the...

I've had 3 Fuji cameras. Loved them. Even the JPEG's could be manipulated better than you'd think. Good system. Never had an issue with the "look" and the menu system was handy (compared to Sony's...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-23-2017
Replies: 9,109
Views: 896,636
Posted By roscoetuff
Ah... just when I thought it was safe to look at...

Ah... just when I thought it was safe to look at eBay again... I find I've a Rollei SLX-2 on its way to my hands with an 80mm F/2.8 lens. If this works like I hope it will, the Bronica SQ-A may hit...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-23-2017
Replies: 56
Views: 4,375
Posted By roscoetuff
Giganova: Depends on the setup and DPI...

Giganova: Depends on the setup and DPI resolution. I can only vouch for my own comparison. Silverfast has some more intuitive features. But FWIW, I'm using Vuescan with the Nikon Coolscan 8000 and it...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-21-2017
Replies: 56
Views: 4,375
Posted By roscoetuff
giganova: Nope. THat's the way that hunk of junk...

giganova: Nope. THat's the way that hunk of junk works: SLow. And it's 36 shots. THe Nikon Coolscan can do some automation which speeds up even 120 rolls. Much higher res and better output. Lovin''...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-11-2017
Replies: 391
Views: 84,595
Posted By roscoetuff
+85 to Bob Michaels comments above. Get the...

+85 to Bob Michaels comments above. Get the camera you want. Shoot it, love it, repair it when you need to. Enjoy your photography and don't stress about the details. Cost of repair is a matter of...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-02-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 810
Posted By roscoetuff
Chris: Thanks again. Vuescan is a bit obtuse in...

Chris: Thanks again. Vuescan is a bit obtuse in their documentation. I find there is a lot more trial and error with this software than... yes... the dreaded Silverlight. But then the pricing is a...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-02-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 810
Posted By roscoetuff
Vuescan and Nikon Coolscan: Auto workflow?

New to me Nikon Coolscan 8000 makes some very fine negatives come to life. So far, I've only used it for B&W negatives and done one-at-a-time. But I'm wondering if there's a way - using Vuescan for...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-02-2017
Replies: 44
Views: 3,795
Posted By roscoetuff
Peter: Thanks for this post. Comment on bokeh is...

Peter: Thanks for this post.

Comment on bokeh is on the mark. Many iphone-only photographers haven't seen it and think it's a conscious decision when in fact sometimes you just didn't have time to...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-01-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 2,231
Posted By roscoetuff
No website, but 2 ways to get there: 1)...

No website, but 2 ways to get there:

1)...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-01-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 2,231
Posted By roscoetuff
Key here: Frank's no more of a youngster than...

Key here: Frank's no more of a youngster than some of the rest of us. If you think you might need it "one day", make it sooner rather than later. Check with him first on what you need. He buys lots...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-31-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 2,231
Posted By roscoetuff
Yep. Frank did a great job on my scanner, too....

Yep. Frank did a great job on my scanner, too. Received it from the seller on eBay on Wednesday with some UPS "love bumps", emailed Frank, dropped it with him on Thursday at 4:00pm. Received an email...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-26-2017
Replies: 56
Views: 4,375
Posted By roscoetuff
Philipus: Never had a clogged nozzle. I've owned...

Philipus: Never had a clogged nozzle. I've owned it about a year and it can go a month or two with no use and then bingo, prints just fine. And it prints b-e-a-u-t-f-u-l-l-y. Love the output.

My...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-25-2017
Replies: 51
Views: 2,656
Posted By roscoetuff
Alex: As might be said elsewhere, "Film not...

Alex: As might be said elsewhere, "Film not getting used: #SAD!"
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-20-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1,053
Posted By roscoetuff
Nok: Thanks for the link to the Kodak...

Nok:

Thanks for the link to the Kodak datasheet. Helpful.
And I've got to add for the "Go Big or Stay Home Department", that you are really, really really going big and NOT staying home with your...
Forum: Film vs Digital 10-20-2017
Replies: 79
Views: 5,854
Posted By roscoetuff
FWIW, digital brought me back to photography not...

FWIW, digital brought me back to photography not per se, but because I was headed into photography and that's what was available. Not low cost: Bought four cameras before I found one I liked. Ditto...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-19-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1,053
Posted By roscoetuff
zauhar: The replenishment seems to be mostly...

zauhar: The replenishment seems to be mostly about deep (commercial size) developing tanks where the film hangs, and rotating tanks like a Jobo aren't encouraged for this. Yet Nokton has had good...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-19-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1,053
Posted By roscoetuff
Nokton: Interesting comments toward the end of...

Nokton: Interesting comments toward the end of the posts (I didn't finish reading them until late last night and here's the link:...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-18-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1,053
Posted By roscoetuff
So there's a thread I printed out on Photrio (was...

So there's a thread I printed out on Photrio (was apug) on XTOL replenished. Have to think this one through as it sounds like promising way to go. Basically, you develop with STOCK rather than a...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-18-2017
Replies: 56
Views: 4,375
Posted By roscoetuff
Phrons: Well meant no doubt, but as I've...

Phrons: Well meant no doubt, but as I've re-entered photography via digital with a high res sensor, I'm used to printing big with an Epson Surecolor P800. Big prints show me everything... the good...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-18-2017
Replies: 56
Views: 4,375
Posted By roscoetuff
SaveKodak: Ditto philipus's note. Philipus:...

SaveKodak: Ditto philipus's note.

Philipus: Thanks for your help. Enjoyed the shots on your web page. Thanks also for the texts posted there. Looking forward to reading them.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-18-2017
Replies: 56
Views: 4,375
Posted By roscoetuff
Andy: Haven't used him, but he's local to me...

Andy: Haven't used him, but he's local to me (Silver Spring vs. Bethesda Maryland), and I'm planning on it as a sort of CLA. I think he specializes in Nikon Coolscans, but you could contact him as I...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-18-2017
Replies: 62
Views: 5,999
Posted By roscoetuff
L-O-V-E-D reading this. At first with dismay...

L-O-V-E-D reading this. At first with dismay until I noticed how old the dates were on page 1, but then the revival... yeah, I agree with Skiff here, that the old Mark Twain line on news of Leica's...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-17-2017
Replies: 56
Views: 4,375
Posted By roscoetuff
Reading over the manual PDF, I see mention of...

Reading over the manual PDF, I see mention of masking off the unused slots when scanning. Wonder whether these mask are made of film? or similar dimensional thickness of plastic? Anyone know?
Forum: Chris Crawford 10-17-2017
Replies: 89
Views: 53,898
Posted By roscoetuff
Chris: Taking your practice and experience as a...

Chris: Taking your practice and experience as a recommendation, and bought a Nikon LS-8000 scanner off ebay. Not the newest, but repair guy nearby says he has plenty of LS-8000 parts. Hope not to...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-17-2017
Replies: 56
Views: 4,375
Posted By roscoetuff
So to close the loop, I didn't waste any time....

So to close the loop, I didn't waste any time. Contacted my repair guy and peppered him with questions on the two Nikons - especially the so-called banding issue. Turns out he has plenty of parts for...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-16-2017
Replies: 56
Views: 4,375
Posted By roscoetuff
My sense from this discussion is that it depends...

My sense from this discussion is that it depends on the target print, and tolerance in quality. From the discussion, sounds like my best bet is to work my DSLR scan for "proof sheet" quality. We'll...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-16-2017
Replies: 56
Views: 4,375
Posted By roscoetuff
Screen Cezanne... wow. Yes, a bit overkill for me...

Screen Cezanne... wow. Yes, a bit overkill for me so long as I stick with 35mm and 120. 6X6's. Thanks!
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-16-2017
Replies: 56
Views: 4,375
Posted By roscoetuff
Corran: Okay... I like the workflow of setting it...

Corran: Okay... I like the workflow of setting it up and walking away with the machine on batch. Which scanner are you using then? Nikon 8000/9000? Aztec or Hassy?
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-16-2017
Replies: 56
Views: 4,375
Posted By roscoetuff
Corran: Thanks. Have you done any DSLR scanning?...

Corran: Thanks. Have you done any DSLR scanning? Compared to Nikon LS-8000/9000?
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-16-2017
Replies: 56
Views: 4,375
Posted By roscoetuff
Epson V850 with Betterscanner glass: Interesting...

Epson V850 with Betterscanner glass: Interesting that one of the reviews on the B&H site mentions switching to this from the Nikon LS-8000 that I'm looking at. In terms of price, the Nikon would run...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-16-2017
Replies: 56
Views: 4,375
Posted By roscoetuff
Andy: Did you read the reviews on B&H's site?...

Andy: Did you read the reviews on B&H's site? Question regarding differences between the Pacific Imaging PF120 and Braun FS-120 are valid. Box size is slightly different, weight too, but most of the...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-15-2017
Replies: 56
Views: 4,375
Posted By roscoetuff
DK: Uh... like printing 16X20 and up to 17X25....

DK: Uh... like printing 16X20 and up to 17X25. Printer maxes out at that. Nikon LS-8000 may be the ticket.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-14-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1,053
Posted By roscoetuff
Nok: Are you using 1:1? Looking through...

Nok: Are you using 1:1? Looking through everything I can find on Jobo (which their site gives XTOL discussion), they did not test higher dilutions. I've been using Perceptol at 1:2, but can go to...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-14-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1,053
Posted By roscoetuff
Jobo tanks, Constant Agitation (Uniroller) and Fluid Quantities

Fairly simple question I think I know the answer to, but would like confirmation before processing:

With Jobo tanks, the fluid quantity minimums are for the number of FILMS, not the number of reels,...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-13-2017
Replies: 56
Views: 4,375
Posted By roscoetuff
f16/Andy(?): I have the Plustek 8100 or 8200....

f16/Andy(?): I have the Plustek 8100 or 8200. Took 3 hours to do a roll of 35mm. At 60 years old... I don't have that kind of time to put into this. ;) Felt like I lost 2 lifetimes waiting on the...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-13-2017
Replies: 56
Views: 4,375
Posted By roscoetuff
Corran: Wow. Sadly... ain't THAT the truth!!!...

Corran: Wow. Sadly... ain't THAT the truth!!! Been there, done that. Couple of times. Kick self in the head much? Yep.

Looks like you need the glass film holders to really get the top notch scans...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-13-2017
Replies: 56
Views: 4,375
Posted By roscoetuff
ColSebastian: I'd say I'm 99% B&W, but then...

ColSebastian:

I'd say I'm 99% B&W, but then I've just gotten some color slides back. And they were amazing! So I will be working with color, too. Mostly, for 120 it's TMAX400 in Perceptol.... and...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-13-2017
Replies: 56
Views: 4,375
Posted By roscoetuff
Not seeing 9000's for $800, but 8000's. The...

Not seeing 9000's for $800, but 8000's. The 9000's are more.

F16Sunshine: There's a guy in Silver Spring MD (closeby to me) who repairs Nikon scanners, and his prices ain't bad. But I hear you on...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-13-2017
Replies: 56
Views: 4,375
Posted By roscoetuff
Scanner for 120/135: Nikon 8/9000/Braun FS120/Epson

Re-examining things, I'm wondering about the practical day-to-day use of either a Nikon Coolscan 8000 vs. 9000 vs. Braun FS-120. For that matter, I'm pretty impressed with the Epson flatbeds...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-12-2017
Replies: 137
Views: 6,115
Posted By roscoetuff
KoFe: I think we'll see Ilford's higher prices...

KoFe: I think we'll see Ilford's higher prices are temporary, and a reflection that they have temporarily lost their North American distributor. Until they get a new one, I think higher prices are...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-09-2017
Replies: 19
Views: 1,660
Posted By roscoetuff
I have dealt with problem sellers (Cameras) and...

I have dealt with problem sellers (Cameras) and problem buyers (Trains). I do not take returns and do not ship overseas. Problem seller never shipped the lens, and Ebay service was great at assuring...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-05-2017
Replies: 137
Views: 6,115
Posted By roscoetuff
David: Your analogy works. 'Cause then you go to...

David: Your analogy works. 'Cause then you go to some of the rare wood dealers and see a plethora of fine tone woods! and wonder about their true scarcity (though habitat loss is real and the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-03-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 989
Posted By roscoetuff
sevo: All I can say is that I am very much...

sevo: All I can say is that I am very much looking forward to receiving a new 2500 tank and a bunch of gently used reels. Seems like I'm quickly moving to settle the remaining processing issues wtih...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-02-2017
Replies: 137
Views: 6,115
Posted By roscoetuff
Not sure which FP4 price this reflects (35mm?),...

Not sure which FP4 price this reflects (35mm?), but a bulk reel of it will cut costs substantially back to below the opening price: 59.95/18= $ 3.33 plus cost of reloadable cartridges. The 50 roll...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 10-02-2017
Replies: 18
Views: 3,119
Posted By roscoetuff
+1 for the Visible Dust folks' products for...

+1 for the Visible Dust folks' products for sensor cleaning.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-02-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 989
Posted By roscoetuff
Sooooooooooo.... have ordered 4 reels and a...

Sooooooooooo.... have ordered 4 reels and a Mutlitank 5 to give it a whirl. We'll see what happens in a week or so. Thanks!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-01-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 989
Posted By roscoetuff
Nok: Thanks! The NOT rolling around thing seems...

Nok: Thanks! The NOT rolling around thing seems essential. Am going to get into these! Thanks!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-01-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 989
Posted By roscoetuff
Nokton: Do you have the "Inversion Top" or the...

Nokton: Do you have the "Inversion Top" or the "Geared/Cog Top"? Not sure there's a difference that matters for this process... so long as you have an inversion cap; or does it matter?

My issue has...
Forum: Sony Alpha / NEX News / General Discussion 09-29-2017
Replies: 23
Views: 3,488
Posted By roscoetuff
FWIW, as a Sony A7RII user who upgraded from a...

FWIW, as a Sony A7RII user who upgraded from a series of digitals to Sony A7 and then the A7RII, I sympathized with the sense of getting out of the digital rat race to the extent that I exited...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-28-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 989
Posted By roscoetuff
Rehash(?): Difference between Jobo 1500 vs 2500 series

So as I'm trying to figure Uniroller agitation and not as impressed that my Paterson's are going to get the job done without some issues - partially due to the way chemistry flows through the funnel...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-28-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 756
Posted By roscoetuff
So I've run this a bit and had some issues....

So I've run this a bit and had some issues. Wonder whether you guys have seen any uneven development? Center of the image looks great, but on the edges it's less so, but not on the whole roll....
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