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Forum: Zeiss Contax 08-09-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 794
Posted By Sid836
Here is a copy of it in English...

Here is a copy of it in English (https://1drv.ms/b/s!AoXkDd4oDovGgdBv9OSLYepLh6darQ).
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 08-07-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 1,465
Posted By Sid836
Hmm! Perhaps this is why on 6 out of the 10 Feds...

Hmm! Perhaps this is why on 6 out of the 10 Feds I have bought had their bottom plate knocked inwards on the side of the film canister.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 08-07-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 1,465
Posted By Sid836
Nothing said about inserting a card in there! I...

Nothing said about inserting a card in there! I said remove the lens to see the film is correctly in place and no sprocket holes are visible through the gate. This can save you a lot, especially if...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 08-06-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 1,465
Posted By Sid836
When loading the film: 1. Make a long cut for the...

When loading the film:
1. Make a long cut for the leader like this (http://jay.fedka.com/index_files/Page345.htm)
2. Attach the film leader to the take up spool and make sure the edge of the film...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-05-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1,206
Posted By Sid836
I have managed to solve the problem myself. I...

I have managed to solve the problem myself. I noticed that the metal edge of the closing curtain was not going all the way in to the left side of the film gate after tripping the shutter. I have...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 08-02-2017
Replies: 17
Views: 2,260
Posted By Sid836
By all means get one. Although I love my Leicas...

By all means get one. Although I love my Leicas and my Canon New F-1, it is a Zorki-1 that gives me the best time out. And that Industar-22, it might not be on par with a Summicron, but you will be...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-02-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 1,510
Posted By Sid836
I am a bit of paranoid with my M4-P too. But, I...

I am a bit of paranoid with my M4-P too. But, I would never tape it or dip it in anything. I have bought that angular Leitz ever ready case on the cheap and I use the just lower half to have my Leica...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-02-2017
Replies: 826
Views: 140,526
Posted By Sid836
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7477/16123068760_74...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7477/16123068760_74ab06c3f7_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/qyJWC9)

Bicycle (https://flic.kr/p/qyJWC9)

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5466/31040410151_c99fc61b3e_c.jpg...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-30-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 530
Posted By Sid836
It looks like a shutter bounce. The first curtain...

It looks like a shutter bounce. The first curtain seems to bounce when closing. I had the same problem on a like never used M3. In the slow speeds the problem was more intense.
I sent it out for CLA...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 07-26-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1,236
Posted By Sid836
Also, depending on the available developer, you...

Also, depending on the available developer, you can meter off the important shadows, off the important highlights, use the intermediate exposure and use a low contrast developer like D23.
The final...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 07-25-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 1,037
Posted By Sid836
I have never seen such an accessory for the...

I have never seen such an accessory for the zorki/fed-1 cameras. It could be some custom finder cover made of a user cut diopter glass.
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 07-25-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 965
Posted By Sid836
What David says. It would be a pitty wasting a CL...

What David says. It would be a pitty wasting a CL just to try the J-12 on it. Even if you get it to fit, you might have focusing problems as me with the J-12 on my M4-P. Many J-12s need adjustment...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-24-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 581
Posted By Sid836
The main advantages of the HC-110 is its long...

The main advantages of the HC-110 is its long lasting shelf life and its high concentration that make it last sometimes an awfully boring long.
Nothing against it, but I prefer the home brew D-76 and...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-24-2017
Replies: 516
Views: 45,877
Posted By Sid836
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4215/35668654751_6e...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4215/35668654751_6eb5b27ce4_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/WkVbo4)

A passion carried on... (https://flic.kr/p/WkVbo4)

Not much will be in focus though, but it does not...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 07-24-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 1,908
Posted By Sid836
Here is a very interesting poll about scanning...

Here is a very interesting poll about scanning 135 film:
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=139489

In the past I have been using a DSLR with very good results, but taking too...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-24-2017
Replies: 29
Views: 1,409
Posted By Sid836
Note that if that thing does not go away by...

Note that if that thing does not go away by simple means, it is most likely that it has corroded the paint.
If alcohol, ethanol, or lighter fluid had no effect, I would not try anything else, risking...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-24-2017
Replies: 29
Views: 1,409
Posted By Sid836
Lighter fluid does not do much on stickers and...

Lighter fluid does not do much on stickers and adhesive residue. Try ethanol. It does wonders and it leaves no marks. In high purity you can even use it on sensor cleaning.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-23-2017
Replies: 43
Views: 1,765
Posted By Sid836
It seems to be more like an educational issue...

It seems to be more like an educational issue than a religious one. I know of no religion forbidding photography, but I have met many ignorants living by the fears of their misinterpreted religions.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-21-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 915
Posted By Sid836
Remove the remjet and the rest of it goes exactly...

Remove the remjet and the rest of it goes exactly like C41.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-21-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 695
Posted By Sid836
Does anyone remember the "Art of Landscape" music...

Does anyone remember the "Art of Landscape" music videos broadcasted by Channel 4?
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 07-20-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1,068
Posted By Sid836
Contact him by email or...

Contact him by email or phone:
http://www.okvintagecamera.com/repair.html

That man had CLAed my Contax II. He did an excellent work worth every cent of it.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-19-2017
Replies: 39
Views: 2,542
Posted By Sid836
What Ko.Fe. said. Meter the shadows, then the...

What Ko.Fe. said. Meter the shadows, then the highlights. Now consider what is the most important for you. If the shadows, then from the midpoint of the two metered values give a +1 stop. If the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-19-2017
Replies: 148
Views: 11,812
Posted By Sid836
Cannot think of anything else but my humble...

Cannot think of anything else but my humble Zorki-1.
Forum: Fuji X Series 07-17-2017
Replies: 95
Views: 7,119
Posted By Sid836
You will regret it again by the moment the first...

You will regret it again by the moment the first stuck/dead pixels show up on your sensor.
Great camera, but with flaws and a filthy service (at least where I live).
Keep your M and save money for a...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 07-16-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 2,456
Posted By Sid836
I will get the 6x6 glass then. I also shoot...

I will get the 6x6 glass then. I also shoot medium format and if it works so nicely for 135, it would certainly make things better for MF too.
I scan just the frames that worth it too. I make a quick...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 07-16-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 2,456
Posted By Sid836
Thank you very much Erik. Your photo looks...

Thank you very much Erik. Your photo looks wonderful. One more question though, would Epson Scan work without the film holder? Should I get an AN plate for 6x6 film, or two for 135? Would the 6x6...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 07-16-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 2,456
Posted By Sid836
Epson V600 and ANR glass

I am about to get ANR glass for my epson v600 film holder. I have noticed that these ANR glass plates are placed on the film. The maker suggests placing curvy film with the emulsion side down. Does...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 07-15-2017
Replies: 42
Views: 3,161
Posted By Sid836
The Olympus MJU cameras cost nothing and produce...

The Olympus MJU cameras cost nothing and produce wonderful results. You can get a zoom mju for less than 10 buckazoids.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-11-2017
Replies: 47
Views: 2,261
Posted By Sid836
My other cameras, the ones I use with tripods,...

My other cameras, the ones I use with tripods, have scratched bottom plates. I always give a little more care to the cameras I love most and my M is one of them.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-11-2017
Replies: 47
Views: 2,261
Posted By Sid836
But it is well suited to people never using...

But it is well suited to people never using tripods. :)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-11-2017
Replies: 47
Views: 2,261
Posted By Sid836
I just carry with me a grizzly bean bag. With my...

I just carry with me a grizzly bean bag. With my other cameras I don't mind using a tripod, but I would die seeing the bottom plate of my Leicas scratched by the tripod.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 07-10-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1,328
Posted By Sid836
Such cameras are worthy of every cent of a...

Such cameras are worthy of every cent of a professional SLA. Especially when you own own one at a hard to find condition, it does not take second thoughts.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-09-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1,206
Posted By Sid836
Sounds more like sending it out for a complete...

Sounds more like sending it out for a complete CLA. I have tried adjusting the tension on my Zorki-1 and Fed-1, but it feels safer leaving this to some specialist. It is so pristine that it is worth...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-09-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1,206
Posted By Sid836
Thank you Rolfe, I have searched for "leica...

Thank you Rolfe,
I have searched for "leica shutter brake" and got to see this (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8I8CoweWMzY) and it looks to be an easy one. I will try and see how the next roll comes...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-09-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1,206
Posted By Sid836
Sorry about that, I have moved the photos...

Sorry about that, I have moved the photos elsewhere. On both the stripe is on the right. I forgot to flip the first horizontally.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-08-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1,206
Posted By Sid836
That is what I thought. Once I get back home I...

That is what I thought. Once I get back home I will send it to Youxin for a CLA. I thought running the shutter for a while to get it working, but even then, putting it aside using another camera for...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-08-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1,206
Posted By Sid836
Leica M3, help me identify a light leak please.

I have bought a never used in its box Leica M3. She looks wonderful, but there seems to be a light leak problem with it. For sure it is not holes in the curtain. I suspect that it has to do with the...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 07-06-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1,376
Posted By Sid836
Silly me! I thought it was about some new camera...

Silly me! I thought it was about some new camera film coming out! :)
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-06-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 916
Posted By Sid836
After longing for years for a Leica M, I bought...

After longing for years for a Leica M, I bought one just to realize that there is something on my humble Fed-1 that the Leica M cannot deliver.
I still cannot define what it is, it maybe just me.
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 07-05-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 2,153
Posted By Sid836
It all depends on the condition of the camera. A...

It all depends on the condition of the camera. A well maintained one delivers sharp and contrasty photos.

Here is a bw sample from my Lubitel...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 07-05-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 800
Posted By Sid836
Check with the power supply for any problems. It...

Check with the power supply for any problems. It is most likely the voltages provided to the scanner are not correct.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-27-2017
Replies: 79
Views: 19,303
Posted By Sid836
Get the best your money can afford. V700 is a lot...

Get the best your money can afford. V700 is a lot better than V600. If you cannot afford the V700, the V600 will be o.k.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-25-2017
Replies: 143
Views: 6,526
Posted By Sid836
If one just cares for a fast shooter, then a...

If one just cares for a fast shooter, then a cheap Nikon F80 would make him happier.
Besides these are so cheap that one can buy one of each and keep them all, or just the one that feels more fun...
Forum: Optics Theory - 06-22-2017
Replies: 32
Views: 2,059
Posted By Sid836
It appears to be a color shift due to exposure...

It appears to be a color shift due to exposure variation from the center to the edges. It looks like vignetting with the negative demonstrating color shift from the darkest to the brightest par of...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-21-2017
Replies: 69
Views: 10,422
Posted By Sid836
Looks nearly impossible to find one at ebay. But...

Looks nearly impossible to find one at ebay. But there are macro lenses that do a great job even at 2.8.
Here is what the Micro Nikkor 40mm can do at about 4-5 cm from the 135 film plane (single...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-21-2017
Replies: 69
Views: 10,422
Posted By Sid836
I used to scan my negatives with my Nikon D90 and...

I used to scan my negatives with my Nikon D90 and the 40mm Micro Nikkor. The results where a lot better from what I get now with my Epson V600, but it used to take longer to get a scan, from setting...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-21-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1,234
Posted By Sid836
The Leicachu!

Just when I thought I have seen them all... I have to admit though that I like it (it is not mine).

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4255/34632206163_7eaa003f94_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ULk7jP)
The...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-20-2017
Replies: 143
Views: 6,526
Posted By Sid836
A wonderful prewar Contax II you have! They have...

A wonderful prewar Contax II you have! They have become scarce at conditions like this.
(Lots of envy from here! :) )
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-16-2017
Replies: 63
Views: 3,354
Posted By Sid836
Eventually I have bought the Summicron C 40mm...

Eventually I have bought the Summicron C 40mm f/2. I have found an like new one for 520 euros at a local seller. I know that most likely I will never find a filter to use with it, but I do not use...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-14-2017
Replies: 63
Views: 3,354
Posted By Sid836
Excellent one! Two drawbacks for me with it...

Excellent one! Two drawbacks for me with it though; is it screw mount only, does its aperture rotate the lens barrel when not locked at infinity? The later one is of the reasons I'd like something...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-14-2017
Replies: 63
Views: 3,354
Posted By Sid836
Are the 40mm Summicron/Rokkor the same thing? If...

Are the 40mm Summicron/Rokkor the same thing? If it was to chose one of them which one is the better?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-13-2017
Replies: 63
Views: 3,354
Posted By Sid836
I love that Elmar too. I don't have nothing...

I love that Elmar too. I don't have nothing against it, but the trouble having changing the aperture when the focus is not locked. Here are a few of...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-13-2017
Replies: 63
Views: 3,354
Posted By Sid836
Best "budget" M lenses.

If you were not to choose a Summicron, what would be your next option for a sub-600 eur lens no wider than 35mm? I have been using the Elmar 50mm 2.8 (a late 60s one) but I'd like to try something...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-13-2017
Replies: 114
Views: 22,156
Posted By Sid836
It is hard to be subjective on this. Personally,...

It is hard to be subjective on this. Personally, I test the film and eventually rate it at what EI gives me the look I like most. However many friends of mine do not share this. What I like is not...
Forum: Fuji X Series 06-12-2017
Replies: 40
Views: 2,622
Posted By Sid836
Have in mind that the ISO rating for digital...

Have in mind that the ISO rating for digital cameras is different to the ISO/ASA of film and many times it is being calculated differently from camera maker to camera maker.
Each camera maker has...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-10-2017
Replies: 32
Views: 2,445
Posted By Sid836
Rodinal for Tri-X is not the best option. You...

Rodinal for Tri-X is not the best option. You will get nice results, but with grain that you might not like. Here are a couple of samples of what one can expect:

Rodinal...
Forum: RFF Polls 06-10-2017
Replies: 149
Views: 13,410
Posted By Sid836
Lately I am stuck with the little Retinas. Right...

Lately I am stuck with the little Retinas. Right now I am running a roll of FP4 (not plus and of course expired) in a Kodak Retina II with the Rodenstock Heligon lens.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-10-2017
Replies: 36
Views: 1,563
Posted By Sid836
Does a "modern" old camera suits you? If yes,...

Does a "modern" old camera suits you? If yes, Nikon FA and FE work with LR44 batteries, Canon AE, A-1, New F-1 work with an 4LR44 that can be easily found.
Of what era SLRs are you interested most?
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-09-2017
Replies: 130
Views: 5,979
Posted By Sid836
A Meyer Trioplan 100 2.8 for 20 eur and a...

A Meyer Trioplan 100 2.8 for 20 eur and a fed-zorki (or zorki-fed) for 60eur. The later has a couple of holes in its curtains, but I want it just the way it is (perhaps someday I will send it to Oleg...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-08-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 1,119
Posted By Sid836
Hi guys. Here is a copy of it in...

Hi guys. Here is a copy of it in English:
Maisenberg's Camera Repair Notes (https://1drv.ms/b/s!AoXkDd4oDovGgdBvYygL_MREzQdehg)
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-07-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 1,502
Posted By Sid836
I would clean up the rangefinder adjustment path...

I would clean up the rangefinder adjustment path with some lighter fluid on a thin brush. It might be that the path and the pin are dirty and they not move following smoothly the lens.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-07-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 1,119
Posted By Sid836
Sometimes the way you cut the leader is the...

Sometimes the way you cut the leader is the problem. I had a Zorki 1 tering the film whenever a curly roll just before the end of the long leader was coming out of the cassette. Is it bulk film you...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-07-2017
Replies: 51
Views: 2,438
Posted By Sid836
I avoid buying from US when the GSP is applied....

I avoid buying from US when the GSP is applied. It charges anyone outside US with ridiculously high amounts.
For example, a roll of Vericolor is listed for $6 plus $31.65. It is not just for film...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 06-07-2017
Replies: 17
Views: 2,026
Posted By Sid836
Make a good habit writing like everybody else in...

Make a good habit writing like everybody else in this forum. This will also encourage others reading your post and contributing an answer to it.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-06-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 1,142
Posted By Sid836
Indeed, it is something that has been abused so...

Indeed, it is something that has been abused so much that frequently becomes just repeating and somewhat irritating. :)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-06-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 1,142
Posted By Sid836
I don't thing that film lovers are nostalgic, or...

I don't thing that film lovers are nostalgic, or trying to bring back something even falsely from the past.
Most film aficionados look into what that silver on the black and white film delivers. Have...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-05-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 1,142
Posted By Sid836
This is great news! If GP3 didn't have all these...

This is great news! If GP3 didn't have all these problems with the backing paper, it would had been of the greatest films ever. I cannot wait trying it again. Fingers crossed till then.
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 06-05-2017
Replies: 53
Views: 4,295
Posted By Sid836
It is o.k. if one's limited to some digital...

It is o.k. if one's limited to some digital format and would like a bit from the look of films on it. But, for film lovers this looks way too different (not to mention that it does not feel...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-31-2017
Replies: 158
Views: 25,911
Posted By Sid836
I have two 50mm 1.4, the FD (breechlock) and the...

I have two 50mm 1.4, the FD (breechlock) and the FDn. The FDn is always attached to my Canon New F-1 while the FD is on my Fuji X-Pro1. It is not sharper than my fujinon XF 35mm 1.4, but I love the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-31-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 543
Posted By Sid836
What are you using for fixing? I find Ilford's...

What are you using for fixing? I find Ilford's Rapid Fixer 1+4 to degrade considerably after using it to fix 6-7 rolls. Are you replenish it or something? With that many rolls fixed you should...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-28-2017
Replies: 1
Views: 512
Posted By Sid836
Kodak Retina I, shutter accidentally detached from the focusing

The shutter of my Kodak Retina I has been accidentally detached from the focusing helicoid/tab. I have absolutely no idea how did this happen. Is it possible to put it back in place? How can it be...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-26-2017
Replies: 23
Views: 1,466
Posted By Sid836
It reminds me of Videotoaster, some video editing...

It reminds me of Videotoaster, some video editing software for the Commodore Amiga of the 80s. :)
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 05-25-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 1,628
Posted By Sid836
The gelatin piece of filter in the viewfinder is...

The gelatin piece of filter in the viewfinder is coming off. There is nothing you can do about this and it does not affect the taking of photos.

I have bought mine at a local flea market along with...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-22-2017
Replies: 73
Views: 7,899
Posted By Sid836
Cannot think of anything else better than Portra...

Cannot think of anything else better than Portra 160 on MF. It is excellent in any way and very forgiving when my stupid mind is not focused to taking that photo.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-17-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 1,032
Posted By Sid836
Apparently the ring slips giving the impression...

Apparently the ring slips giving the impression of a longer throw. It is an expensive lens and servicing by some expert is recommended.
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 05-12-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 1,706
Posted By Sid836
I thought of sending my Retina to him, I just...

I thought of sending my Retina to him, I just wanted to know if there is any service like his in Europe in order to make shorter its trip around. It is most likely that my Retina will travel to Chris...
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 05-11-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 1,706
Posted By Sid836
CLA services for Kodak Retinas in Europe

My wonderful little Retina II with its uncoated Heligon lens started to have a slightly hazed viewfinder. I love that little one much, more than my M4-P, and I would like to bring the finder back in...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-08-2017
Replies: 44
Views: 2,333
Posted By Sid836
You compensate for this effect by cutting down...

You compensate for this effect by cutting down the development time by 10 seconds or so. Besides, this effect is so negligible that you can counter balance it during wet printing or scanning.

Also,...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-05-2017
Replies: 134
Views: 10,795
Posted By Sid836
I don't see many speaking of the T, the most...

I don't see many speaking of the T, the most beautiful/sexiest Rolleiflex ever made.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-25-2017
Replies: 24
Views: 4,575
Posted By Sid836
The lens spec requirements of current digital...

The lens spec requirements of current digital sensors are much higher compared to those of 135 film and tests like these are quite subjective.
Specifically to these lenses, even on film I get a lot...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-25-2017
Replies: 24
Views: 4,575
Posted By Sid836
FDns may be plastic, but by no means lesser than...

FDns may be plastic, but by no means lesser than the FDs (breechlock) unless you are going to go banging nails with it.

Also, the FDn 1.4 is better than the 1.4 SSC by quite a bit. I have them both...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-25-2017
Replies: 24
Views: 4,575
Posted By Sid836
Are you talking about...

Are you talking about this:
http://www.verybiglobo.com/50mm-f1-4-legacy-lenses-shootout-wide-open/
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-24-2017
Replies: 93
Views: 9,236
Posted By Sid836
Besides the Old F-1, the New F-1.

Besides the Old F-1, the New F-1.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-24-2017
Replies: 24
Views: 4,575
Posted By Sid836
This is why the 1.4 FDn is considered a good one...

This is why the 1.4 FDn is considered a good one and fetches more than the 1.8:
12 lenses compared (http://admiringlight.com/blog/12-lenses-spanning-50-years-do-battle/2/)

Comparing the FDn with the...
Forum: Olympus RF 04-24-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 1,365
Posted By Sid836
If you are handy with these things, open it and...

If you are handy with these things, open it and replace the electrolytic capacitor with an MLCC one. You could also use metal film caps, but I doubt if they would fit in it.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-20-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 861
Posted By Sid836
I do not own an M5, but according to this...

I do not own an M5, but according to this http://www.cameraquest.com/m5.htm the Elmar-M cannot be safely collapsed on the M5.
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 04-07-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 3,175
Posted By Sid836
Cleaning the battery contacts had fixed the...

Cleaning the battery contacts had fixed the problem. Didn't notice that there was some green stuff on the contacts. I had two out of 36 frames underexposed though, but that's o.k. for it.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-04-2017
Replies: 17
Views: 1,860
Posted By Sid836
The faster the film the worse and quicker it goes...

The faster the film the worse and quicker it goes bad by age. I have used Kodak Plus-X long gone at box speed with near perfect...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-04-2017
Replies: 78
Views: 6,603
Posted By Sid836
Well that missing quality is ethics, pretty much...

Well that missing quality is ethics, pretty much missing in everything these days. Inadequate school and parenting account for that by quite a bit.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-31-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 2,312
Posted By Sid836
A half case. For my M4-P I use the genuine ever...

A half case. For my M4-P I use the genuine ever ready case with the top removed. I like it dangling on me with its neck strap.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-29-2017
Replies: 19
Views: 1,567
Posted By Sid836
It does not look like film revival, but rather an...

It does not look like film revival, but rather an attempt to revive or just make money out of their site.
Besides, the Super 8 has already two quite big communities that among others, develop, scan...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 03-26-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 835
Posted By Sid836
Are you able to open the back in the dark and get...

Are you able to open the back in the dark and get the film out? Pitty that almost none fixes these cameras any more due to luck of spare parts.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-26-2017
Replies: 1,179
Views: 448,914
Posted By Sid836
A wonderful Autocord and an equally beautiful...

A wonderful Autocord and an equally beautiful shoulder strap!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-23-2017
Replies: 72
Views: 2,814
Posted By Sid836
I love 6x6 and 6x4.5, but due to the convenience...

I love 6x6 and 6x4.5, but due to the convenience the smaller formats offer, I use 135 most of the time.
(And this is why my stock of 120 and 220 rolls is larger than 135)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-21-2017
Replies: 37
Views: 1,842
Posted By Sid836
It has some dose of cyberpunk on it :)

It has some dose of cyberpunk on it :)
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 03-21-2017
Replies: 39
Views: 3,024
Posted By Sid836
Testing the developer with the leader of the film...

Testing the developer with the leader of the film to be developed always saves the day.
Forum: DIYS Modifications 03-12-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 3,514
Posted By Sid836
Awesome! I have been looking for a good reason to...

Awesome! I have been looking for a good reason to hop into 3D printing. And this has just pulled the trigger.
A quick question, what was the printer used for this?
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 03-10-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 2,269
Posted By Sid836
Things change. Something new is always just...

Things change. Something new is always just around the corner. I have found some peace of mind with film related stuff being a less changing scene compared to digital.
I am sure that something new...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-09-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 1,303
Posted By Sid836
The lasermate screen of the New F-1 beats the...

The lasermate screen of the New F-1 beats the screen of the A-1 hands down. It is not just brighter, but also has a finer mate surface making focusing with just the mate part of the viewfinder a lot...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-09-2017
Replies: 50
Views: 3,400
Posted By Sid836
This is how it goes. The internet has changed...

This is how it goes. The internet has changed things by quite a bit. Not everything can follow these changes, and nothing can stop that from changing.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-08-2017
Replies: 5,576
Views: 493,092
Posted By Sid836
Thank you William!

Thank you William!
Forum: RFF News 03-08-2017
Replies: 59
Views: 9,255
Posted By Sid836
Well, that's how it goes these days. Everyone can...

Well, that's how it goes these days. Everyone can become an expert. Even worse, there will be at least one naive to follow these "experts".
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-07-2017
Replies: 5,576
Views: 493,092
Posted By Sid836
I have to admit that black and white works better...

I have to admit that black and white works better for me, but here is a double from my Rolleiflex T on Agfa Optima 100 (expired in the...
Forum: Digital Compacts 03-05-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 1,619
Posted By Sid836
Not sure if an exolens is worth it. The...

Not sure if an exolens is worth it. The limitation of adding stuff to a lens would be the very limits of that lens itself. So adding another lens to the lens of a phone will not improve things.
On a...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-03-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 852
Posted By Sid836
Almost anything that really matters is out of...

Almost anything that really matters is out of stock. I found that site some years ago and all that matters for me (mercury cells, PX625, etc) is out of stock since then. It even looks not being...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 02-20-2017
Replies: 63
Views: 5,299
Posted By Sid836
You know how it goes on ebay. I got my mju-II for...

You know how it goes on ebay. I got my mju-II for 35€. I can see at least three of them for less than 50. The funny is that by many, probably people that know nothing about it, sell the zoom models...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-19-2017
Replies: 78
Views: 6,555
Posted By Sid836
Tanks like these are pretty much for just a roll...

Tanks like these are pretty much for just a roll and do not offer much of flexibility in terms dilutions used for the developer. For example, if it calls for a high dilution and the minimum required...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-16-2017
Replies: 78
Views: 6,555
Posted By Sid836
Put a sensible price next to it and I will...

Put a sensible price next to it and I will support it and buy it. But if its price looks like a joke, no way it will replace my trusty bakelite Paterson from the 70s.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-13-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 2,137
Posted By Sid836
Also have a look...

Also have a look here:
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showpost.php?p=923523&postcount=9
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-13-2017
Replies: 79
Views: 3,382
Posted By Sid836
I prefer 24 or 12 exposure rolls for use with my...

I prefer 24 or 12 exposure rolls for use with my half frame cameras. I get bored easily having to go through a 72 frames roll with them.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-07-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 971
Posted By Sid836
Is it the older or the newer version of the...

Is it the older or the newer version of the Plus-X?
Identify which version it is first and then decide on development:

Old one (https://1drv.ms/b/s!AoXkDd4oDovGgclGdUailylvJTqxjA)
New one...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-06-2017
Replies: 18
Views: 1,931
Posted By Sid836
Since both of them perform the same, I would get...

Since both of them perform the same, I would get the TTL. The 122 looks sleeker with the plastic all over it, but also feels bulkier. I also prefer the blue tinted viewfinder of the TTL.
They are...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-04-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 654
Posted By Sid836
Host it to some image hosting service and use...

Host it to some image hosting service and use BBCODE to display them here.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-31-2017
Replies: 42
Views: 3,337
Posted By Sid836
Microphen would be the best option. Pity that...

Microphen would be the best option. Pity that developer does not last long once mixed.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-31-2017
Replies: 24
Views: 2,265
Posted By Sid836
Hi Mark and welcome to the forum. It looks like...

Hi Mark and welcome to the forum.
It looks like the rangefinder of your fed needs adjustment.
Try this:
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=73900
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-30-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1,636
Posted By Sid836
It is synthetic damping grease like this...

It is synthetic damping grease like this one:
https://www.amazon.com/Nye-Lubricants-Synthetic-Damping-Grease/dp/B00BFWLUOC
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-27-2017
Replies: 252
Views: 21,946
Posted By Sid836
:) Which reminds me, where the heck is that beer?

:) Which reminds me, where the heck is that beer?
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-26-2017
Replies: 252
Views: 21,946
Posted By Sid836
“Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day....

“Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.”

Terry Pratchett, Jingo
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-26-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1,300
Posted By Sid836
:) And in those years how many times did you...

:) And in those years how many times did you accidentally open the camera back mid rol?

Also, bear in mind that it is faster to load the film, advance it to frame 1 and start shooting than loading...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-26-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1,300
Posted By Sid836
Not really worth it. Let's say you want to...

Not really worth it. Let's say you want to develop the already exposed part of the film. How could one do that with the exposed film into the canister?
It is really inconvenient and at least to it...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-26-2017
Replies: 42
Views: 2,183
Posted By Sid836
An Olympus-OM with a 50mm lens might settle you...

An Olympus-OM with a 50mm lens might settle you for even less.
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 01-25-2017
Replies: 2
Views: 1,227
Posted By Sid836
Is this of any...

Is this of any help?

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=58043
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-24-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 707
Posted By Sid836
It is easy to remove the front and the rear...

It is easy to remove the front and the rear elements. Try it and clean them up. Clean whatever you can between the two middle elements and you may be lucky having nothing between these two.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-19-2017
Replies: 38
Views: 1,713
Posted By Sid836
I do the same and I have been wondering, is there...

I do the same and I have been wondering, is there any way to save that last frame on the roll? It seems that once in a while, my best shot is on that frame.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-18-2017
Replies: 40
Views: 2,089
Posted By Sid836
+1 for the Oly Mju cameras. If you can, get the...

+1 for the Oly Mju cameras. If you can, get the MJU-II with the wonderful 2.8 lens. Else, even a cheap zoom mju will make you happy.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-18-2017
Replies: 23
Views: 3,130
Posted By Sid836
Funny, reading "bullet proof" in the title of...

Funny, reading "bullet proof" in the title of this thread, an over exposed and overdeveloped negative came into my mind. :)

Wonderful photos!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-15-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 1,652
Posted By Sid836
Are you comparing an early or a late Elmar...

Are you comparing an early or a late Elmar against Summitar?
From very early Elmars, I'd rather use a Summitar, from late Elmars (70s and on) I prefer the Elmars.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 01-13-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 11,950
Posted By Sid836
Try the wayback...

Try the wayback machine:
http://web.archive.org/web/20160310103637/http://www.songofsnow.com/Peter-Dechert-Articles-s/156.htm
You can still get these files from there.
(note that it will take a...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-11-2017
Replies: 23
Views: 3,525
Posted By Sid836
You should try a Kodak Retina (I or II). You will...

You should try a Kodak Retina (I or II). You will like it even more.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-06-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1,528
Posted By Sid836
Ask Don at DAG camera parts first. He might have...

Ask Don at DAG camera parts first. He might have one.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 12-28-2016
Replies: 56
Views: 4,368
Posted By Sid836
I can see that you have "touched" the curves....

I can see that you have "touched" the curves. Epson Scan rarely assigns gamma 1.00 to color film.
Reset it to auto. If that fails too, uninstall and re-install.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-25-2016
Replies: 71
Views: 5,711
Posted By Sid836
Ebay will take your side if you explain them. I...

Ebay will take your side if you explain them. I had the same problem with a lens I sold on ebay. The seller presented a damaged one asking for a refund. I have provided ebay a photo from the sale...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-25-2016
Replies: 64
Views: 3,563
Posted By Sid836
Now explain this; wife gifted me a Lomo Biolam P5...

Now explain this; wife gifted me a Lomo Biolam P5 microscope complete with a stereo head in its wooden box. I have absolutely no relation to biology. How did that woman came up with that?

Merry...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-23-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 1,200
Posted By Sid836
The V shaped spring on the left came off letting...

The V shaped spring on the left came off letting the frame lines holder move freely. It is an easy fix as long as that spring has not been broken and its "arms" can still reach the holders on the...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-23-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 901
Posted By Sid836
You need an ohm meter to do that. You need it to...

You need an ohm meter to do that. You need it to turn it counter clock wise until the resistance between that and the chassis is 0. Then fix the top, and tighten the flash sync ring at position...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-23-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 901
Posted By Sid836
Does it spin around just like that, or you just...

Does it spin around just like that, or you just don't feel it having a grip on something?
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-21-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 815
Posted By Sid836
Ektrar does not like much overexposure. There is...

Ektrar does not like much overexposure. There is a nice test here (http://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/8-pentax-film-slr-discussion/66735-ektar-exposure-tests-2-2-stops.html) about overexposing and...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-19-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 3,836
Posted By Sid836
With tri-x you will get a wider latitude at 1600....

With tri-x you will get a wider latitude at 1600. With tmax you will mostly get blown highlights.
I also like a lot the Tri-X grain in microphen. It is just enough to deliver a higher degree of...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-18-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 3,836
Posted By Sid836
When it comes to pushing film, I cannot think of...

When it comes to pushing film, I cannot think of anything better than Tri-X and Microphen. Pity that once you mix the Microphen powder it does not last long.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-16-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 1,072
Posted By Sid836
Thank you guys! The M4-P drives it like a breeze,...

Thank you guys! The M4-P drives it like a breeze, even rolled in 36exp rolls. It is a bit of a pain having to remove the remjet after developing these films, but it really pays back well.

Thank you!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-16-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 1,072
Posted By Sid836
I will definitely try it then. Do you roll 36...

I will definitely try it then. Do you roll 36 exposure rolls? Should I keep it less than 24? Would a 36 exposure roll fit on the take up of the M4-P? My Oly 35SP after a few frames pulling it its...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-16-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 1,072
Posted By Sid836
I have bought it from a camera seller that is now...

I have bought it from a camera seller that is now out of business. I have bought ten boxed 400ft canisters for 50 euros. I could get more but I had to make sure of its condition.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-16-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 1,072
Posted By Sid836
Do you think that the gears of the M4-P would...

Do you think that the gears of the M4-P would take it? I have tried a couple of low cost rangefinder cameras that cannot advance it. I like the Kodak Vision 500T and I have lots of it, but I'd like...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-16-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 1,072
Posted By Sid836
Leica M4-P and ECN2 film

Is the M4-P capable of shooting through a roll of 12-24 exposures of ECN2 film? Is there any chance that the thick film may harm the gears of the M4-P? I have used such film a couple of times ago...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-15-2016
Replies: 128
Views: 8,509
Posted By Sid836
From the ones I own, the Leica M4-P is the...

From the ones I own, the Leica M4-P is the smoothest operator. The worst one is my Ikonta 521/A, being noisy and so hard to press that handheld photography longer than 1/25s is impossible.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-14-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 1,455
Posted By Sid836
It is so cheap that you should not bother with it...

It is so cheap that you should not bother with it and get another one. It is so easy to fix that if you have another one you can get the curtains from it.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-13-2016
Replies: 22
Views: 2,185
Posted By Sid836
In cameras, the asterisk indicated a reused...

In cameras, the asterisk indicated a reused serial number from an out of circulation body. I am not sure if that applies to lenses too.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-10-2016
Replies: 8,958
Views: 874,983
Posted By Sid836
Although not an Olympus lover, I have bought that...

Although not an Olympus lover, I have bought that OM 4 TI I have been eyeing for so long.
Now I need to get a nice lens to pair with it.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-30-2016
Replies: 72
Views: 4,344
Posted By Sid836
If you need money sell them one by one wherever...

If you need money sell them one by one wherever it will get you the most.
If there are any youngsters around that would enjoy using a film camera, give your favourite ones to them and you will get...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-30-2016
Replies: 699
Views: 79,264
Posted By Sid836
Not anything against the M5, but to me it is the...

Not anything against the M5, but to me it is the ugliest M Leica. :)
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 11-30-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 6,512
Posted By Sid836
Use the Internet...

Use the Internet Archive:
http://web.archive.org/web/20120306001508/http://www.songofsnow.com/Peter-Dechert-Articles-s/156.htm

The PDFs are still available through that.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 11-24-2016
Replies: 31
Views: 3,200
Posted By Sid836
Penny wise it is always better to spend more on a...

Penny wise it is always better to spend more on a verified working one. CLA does not always cost that cheap not to mention the additional time one would have to wait until things get sorted...
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 11-22-2016
Replies: 20
Views: 3,972
Posted By Sid836
This is just a Retina with the front element of...

This is just a Retina with the front element of the Ultron lens of a Voigtlander screwed on in. There has never been a Retina with an Ultron lens.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 11-22-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 1,843
Posted By Sid836
Teach them the basics of photography first and...

Teach them the basics of photography first and put the darkroom aside. By any means it is not for kids (not just for the chemicals that you cannot do without, e.g. fixer).
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-21-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 866
Posted By Sid836
These two links would be of great...

These two links would be of great help:
http://www.dvdtechcameras.com/info/2.htm
http://jay.fedka.com/index_files/Page455.htm

I have a Fed awaiting for a new set of curtains and I all I need is an...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-16-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 1,408
Posted By Sid836
First check to see if the for the rest of the...

First check to see if the for the rest of the focusing scale everything is correct. Then try this:
1. Put a mark on a mirror.
2. Place the camera exactly 1m from that mark and focus on that mark. The...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-16-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 1,408
Posted By Sid836
I think that for all M Leicas the min focusing...

I think that for all M Leicas the min focusing distance is 0.7m. I is most likely that your M4 is o.k.
Forum: Photo Software 11-15-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 2,928
Posted By Sid836
With a psd that large you need at least 6 GB of...

With a psd that large you need at least 6 GB of RAM for its working space to open. What are the specs of your computer? Apparently the PSD is not corrupted, but your computer might be not capable of...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 11-10-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 3,175
Posted By Sid836
Lomo LC-A strange shutter problem

I have a Lomo LC-A that has a strange shutter problem. Sometimes when pointing the shutter towards a bright scene the shutter clicks but does not open. Is that a sticky shutter? Otherwise the shutter...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-05-2016
Replies: 11
Views: 1,161
Posted By Sid836
I love my J-12s. I use them only on my Zorki...

I love my J-12s. I use them only on my Zorki cameras for now as they have to be shimmed to be used on my Leica.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-30-2016
Replies: 83
Views: 10,764
Posted By Sid836
If it had been another Nikon, then I would opt...

If it had been another Nikon, then I would opt for the other Nikon (especially the FM series). But among these two the OM 2s would be the best (make sure that there are no foam deterioration issues...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-27-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 1,583
Posted By Sid836
Spider mites! I had two of them in the viewfinder...

Spider mites! I had two of them in the viewfinder of my Nikon FE. They disappeared though, presumably died of starvation.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-21-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 1,053
Posted By Sid836
Does it affect the quality of the image? If it is...

Does it affect the quality of the image? If it is a tinny spot kill it with UV and just let it be there.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-09-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 2,042
Posted By Sid836
Yeap! 5 liters of X-TOL in a bag-in-a-box keeps...

Yeap! 5 liters of X-TOL in a bag-in-a-box keeps well for almost a year without a single problem. Much cheaper and proven solution. Of course, after 10-11 months I always test the developer with a...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 02-08-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 2,214
Posted By Sid836
I had an LC-A and on a roll I had more than 5-6...

I had an LC-A and on a roll I had more than 5-6 blank frames. It was a wonderful little camera and I felt sorry giving it away. I had the same problem with a Minox 35EL and eventually settled for a...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-08-2016
Replies: 33
Views: 3,102
Posted By Sid836
Ilford Pan F+ 50 expired in...

Ilford Pan F+ 50 expired in 1991
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1690/24560094531_3ce1d3bd4d_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/DqhUrH)
Wonderful textures on old things. (https://flic.kr/p/DqhUrH)

Kodak Tri-X...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 02-07-2016
Replies: 547
Views: 138,957
Posted By Sid836
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/621/22641812553_07e...

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/621/22641812553_07e4df6007_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/AuMd3v)

Late Autumn Leaves. (https://flic.kr/p/AuMd3v)
Kind of swirly...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-06-2016
Replies: 3,587
Views: 909,331
Posted By Sid836
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1501/24551215900_0b...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1501/24551215900_0b3b1af60c_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Dpvp8S)
Καλαπόδια (lasts) (https://flic.kr/p/Dpvp8S)
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-06-2016
Replies: 2
Views: 773
Posted By Sid836
Something makes the curtain to slow down just...

Something makes the curtain to slow down just before it closes. It could be dirt in its path. with a soft brush with a drop of lighter fluid clean the lower and upper paths of the curtains with the...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-03-2016
Replies: 11
Views: 1,810
Posted By Sid836
In windows 8/10 the system updates its drivers...

In windows 8/10 the system updates its drivers automatically. Open the device manager, uninstall the drivers for the scanner and re-install them from the distribution discs that came with the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-03-2016
Replies: 40
Views: 5,115
Posted By Sid836
I have been reading that Rodinal didn't go well...

I have been reading that Rodinal didn't go well with t grain films. But these photos prove otherwise. Wonderful results! What dilution would you recommend for the FP4 plus?
Forum: Lomography 02-02-2016
Replies: 20
Views: 7,623
Posted By Sid836
It may be just me, but the bokeh at 1.5 looks...

It may be just me, but the bokeh at 1.5 looks different to that of the old J3. The contrast looks nice, but that would make it hard to control shadow detail especially with stubborn films like PanF...
Forum: Lomography 02-02-2016
Replies: 336
Views: 31,359
Posted By Sid836
But that's the whole point, don't you see? It is...

But that's the whole point, don't you see? It is a lens with a performance not on par with its price. On top of it that super new j3+ thing has no stories to tell. I bet that if it had a different...
Forum: Lomography 02-02-2016
Replies: 336
Views: 31,359
Posted By Sid836
I still don't get where the J3+ falls. It is a...

I still don't get where the J3+ falls. It is a new and expensive lens without the awesomeness of modern expensive lenses and it is not a vintage lens with some collectors value (at least not yet) and...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-29-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 1,893
Posted By Sid836
For sure it is 100% innovative! There is nothing...

For sure it is 100% innovative! There is nothing like it. The point is if one would be willing to pay that much (way too much) for a lens that although gets a 0.75 of light, it cannot focus and it...
Forum: Lomography 01-28-2016
Replies: 336
Views: 31,359
Posted By Sid836
Thanks, did not see that. Yet, it looks like it...

Thanks, did not see that.

Yet, it looks like it does not offer the "phenomenal" results one would expect from a such expensive lens. There are others, even faster, even cheaper lenses that...
Forum: Lomography 01-28-2016
Replies: 336
Views: 31,359
Posted By Sid836
C'mon! So far it is becoming of those endless...

C'mon! So far it is becoming of those endless threads about a lens' with not a single photo taken with it, not even some camera/j3+ pron.
Forum: Lomography 01-28-2016
Replies: 336
Views: 31,359
Posted By Sid836
Saw that at leicaplace and I have yet to say that...

Saw that at leicaplace and I have yet to say that there is not a single photo to demonstrate the capabilities of the J3+. The only photo over there is from a 1934 5cm F2 CZJ Sonnar.
Also just saying...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-27-2016
Replies: 2,578
Views: 494,770
Posted By Sid836
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1690/24560094531_3c...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1690/24560094531_3ce1d3bd4d_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/DqhUrH)

Wonderful textures on old things. (https://flic.kr/p/DqhUrH)
Canon F-1N, FDn 50mm 1.4, Ilford Pan F+,...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 01-27-2016
Replies: 53
Views: 5,792
Posted By Sid836
Although it might be a capable digital camera, it...

Although it might be a capable digital camera, it looks pretty ugly.
I don't like the front leica looking wheel. Also, the on/off switch that looks like the film rewind knob of leicas, zorkis and...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-26-2016
Replies: 21
Views: 2,148
Posted By Sid836
Get a low cost fx extension tube, mount the M to...

Get a low cost fx extension tube, mount the M to FX adapter on it and the lens on the other end of the adapter.
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 01-26-2016
Replies: 52
Views: 8,537
Posted By Sid836
I have mixed feelings with it. On my old Dell...

I have mixed feelings with it.
On my old Dell latitude e4300 although it haD been installed without any problems, it eats up the battery a lot faster than Windows 7.
On my HP Pavilion x2 tablet, it...
Forum: Lomography 01-22-2016
Replies: 336
Views: 31,359
Posted By Sid836
Has anyone experience of their LTM lenses on M to...

Has anyone experience of their LTM lenses on M to LTM adapters on M bodies? Do they need any adjustment for correct focusing?
Forum: Photo Software 01-22-2016
Replies: 12
Views: 2,563
Posted By Sid836
I have been using Topaz Denoise for a while. Does...

I have been using Topaz Denoise for a while. Does this one have a demo to try?
Forum: Lomography 01-22-2016
Replies: 336
Views: 31,359
Posted By Sid836
Nope! Are you going to buy that lens for your $10...

Nope! Are you going to buy that lens for your $10 rangefinder? Yes, I have an M Leica.

Bear in mind that you can get the 1.5 Nokton in LTM mount for less than $400 in the used market.
Forum: Lomography 01-22-2016
Replies: 336
Views: 31,359
Posted By Sid836
I am just expecting something more for that...

I am just expecting something more for that price. Aside the quality that indeed I cannot judge now, I have been looking more for a soul in these old lenses. Else, I would be buying something like a...
Forum: Lomography 01-22-2016
Replies: 336
Views: 31,359
Posted By Sid836
The bet is if it is worthy of 599euros for what...

The bet is if it is worthy of 599euros for what it gives. Personally I'd rather spend double that amount for a well reputed proven quality lens than buy anything from the masters of plagiarism.
Forum: Lomography 01-22-2016
Replies: 336
Views: 31,359
Posted By Sid836
It seems that you are missing something in here....

It seems that you are missing something in here. We are not talking about Lomo (the manufacturer), but for Lomography (go through the thread).




Useless? Really?
Forum: Lomography 01-22-2016
Replies: 336
Views: 31,359
Posted By Sid836
Don't think so! Voigtlander M 50mm f/1.5 Nokton...

Don't think so!
Voigtlander M 50mm f/1.5 Nokton Aspherical Lens - Leica M Mount Lens - Black $760 that is 700 euros.
Locally I can have it for 610 New in the box and with...
Forum: Lomography 01-21-2016
Replies: 336
Views: 31,359
Posted By Sid836
What about the voigtlanter lenses? They are...

What about the voigtlanter lenses? They are cheaper, faster (1.4), come in M and L39 mounts, they aren't plastic, and I bet another 599 that the J3+ won't be any good compared to these.
Forum: Lomography 01-21-2016
Replies: 336
Views: 31,359
Posted By Sid836
Check it out here...

Check it out here http://shop.lomography.com/en/jupiter-3-plus

For a whopping 599€ one should expect it to be 100% "The results are phenomenal—expect crystal-clear sharpness, natural colors and a...
Forum: Lomography 01-21-2016
Replies: 336
Views: 31,359
Posted By Sid836
Is your rangefinder accurate down to 0.7? If min...

Is your rangefinder accurate down to 0.7? If min distance is your stance on this then one could get a macro lens and an SLR for one fifth of the price of that lens.
It has a price not on par with its...
Forum: Lomography 01-21-2016
Replies: 336
Views: 31,359
Posted By Sid836
599€ is way too much for an "Art Lens". "Art...

599€ is way too much for an "Art Lens". "Art Lens" is Lomography's way of defining lenses with low performance. At that price I'd rather get two, or even three real J-3s even if they require...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-19-2016
Replies: 47
Views: 4,000
Posted By Sid836
A note to those using stand development; stand...

A note to those using stand development; stand development in solvent developers always results in reduced sharpness.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-19-2016
Replies: 2,713
Views: 795,424
Posted By Sid836
A lovely one! Small and beautiful!

A lovely one! Small and beautiful!
Forum: Travel 01-18-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 3,418
Posted By Sid836
Piraeus is just around the port. It is the port...

Piraeus is just around the port. It is the port of Piraeus. Make sure you visit Mikrolimano and if you feel like walking, go from there to Faliron. Especially by evening/night it will amaze you. :)
Forum: Travel 01-18-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 3,418
Posted By Sid836
If you have the time, pay a visit to Piraeus too....

If you have the time, pay a visit to Piraeus too. You will enjoy it as much.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-18-2016
Replies: 47
Views: 4,000
Posted By Sid836
+1 to what Mablo said. Stand development isn't...

+1 to what Mablo said. Stand development isn't really worth it. You get thin negatives, you have absolutely no control over contrast and those strange halos at the dark/light boundaries.

Btw, most...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-14-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 3,473
Posted By Sid836
Even better use a piece cut out of light blue...

Even better use a piece cut out of light blue gelatin filter. The blue tint in the viewfinder makes it a lot easier and far less darker.
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