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Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 3 Days Ago
Replies: 852
Views: 184,602
Posted By novum
First prints in decades. Damn, that was...

First prints in decades. Damn, that was fun!

Evil Nikon F2AS and 28 f/2.8 AiS. FP4+ in Ilfosol 3. Ilford Multigrade developer, Arista EDU Ultra VC RC Paper (Pearl).

https://i.imgur.com/ogLZbtz.jpg
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2,660
Views: 786,623
Posted By novum
Thanks, Paul! After I developed the film, I had...

Thanks, Paul! After I developed the film, I had to slap my head: the rubber lens hood vignettes the 28!.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,712
Views: 319,436
Posted By novum
F2AS, 85/1.4 Ai-S; Ilford FP4+ in 1:9...

F2AS, 85/1.4 Ai-S; Ilford FP4+ in 1:9 Ilfosol-3


https://i.imgur.com/OepIYND.jpg
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2,660
Views: 786,623
Posted By novum
No flowers, no beer, no creativity. Sweet...

No flowers, no beer, no creativity. Sweet camera, though.

https://i.imgur.com/GmxnDFG.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8,778
Views: 855,795
Posted By novum
I just got this '77 F2AS from Irohas in Japan...

I just got this '77 F2AS from Irohas in Japan last week, along with a 28/2.8 Ai-S and an 85/1.4 Ai-S. It's my second F2AS. My first one was bought new in '78, when I was in high school. Summer...
Forum: Digital Compacts 04-25-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 3,249
Posted By novum
I was trying to find some nice pictures to show a...

I was trying to find some nice pictures to show a friend that highlighted the performance of a Canon L zoom. I was surprised to find that most of the pictures I thought were taken with a full-frame...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 04-24-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 781
Posted By novum
Ian, I'm glad your SO is making a once unhappy...

Ian, I'm glad your SO is making a once unhappy feline feel at home. My own cat was a rescued stray and she's going to be 16 in July. She was fearful and hated being inside. That's changed, to say...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 06-14-2018
Replies: 146
Views: 15,345
Posted By novum
Thanks for the info, Larry. No, I don't...

Thanks for the info, Larry.

No, I don't pray'n'spray; I have learned that waiting for the buffer to clear is the First Law of Merrill. I'm a deliberate, non-street, shooter. I'm just about to the...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 06-14-2018
Replies: 146
Views: 15,345
Posted By novum
I don't know if this has been addressed in depth,...

I don't know if this has been addressed in depth, but how is the SDQ and/or H in hot weather? Is overheating a valid complaint?

I live in Austin and often travel to SE Asia, so a camera that tends...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 06-14-2018
Replies: 101
Views: 6,856
Posted By novum
Interesting, Shawn. I'm not sure I was even...

Interesting, Shawn. I'm not sure I was even doing what I did correctly, though it seemed to work. From what I understand, the Foveon sensor in Merrills are layered 1:1:1, versus the 100% blue top...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 06-13-2018
Replies: 101
Views: 6,856
Posted By novum
Some fabulous pictures posted here! I have a...

Some fabulous pictures posted here!

I have a question: has anybody tried the "blue layer" trick to photograph higher ISOs in B&W? Basically you go into Sigma PhotoPro and go for the blue channel...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 01-24-2016
Replies: 422
Views: 78,446
Posted By novum
http://i.imgur.com/gTjlP0t.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/gTjlP0t.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-12-2016
Replies: 496
Views: 140,154
Posted By novum
Nikkor 50/1.8, Tri-X in D-76 1:1,...

Nikkor 50/1.8, Tri-X in D-76 1:1, LS-2000

http://i.imgur.com/ECgf0L1.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/3rp3MBT.jpg
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 01-07-2016
Replies: 830
Views: 81,817
Posted By novum
DP3M http://i.imgur.com/c3iVM63.jpg

DP3M

http://i.imgur.com/c3iVM63.jpg
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 01-07-2016
Replies: 422
Views: 78,446
Posted By novum
They were students out enjoying themselves, and...

They were students out enjoying themselves, and they asked me to take a group picture of them with a cell phone. When they did the three monkeys routine a few minutes later, I grabbed a quick shot...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 01-07-2016
Replies: 422
Views: 78,446
Posted By novum
DP3M http://i.imgur.com/DeERvfr.jpg

DP3M

http://i.imgur.com/DeERvfr.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-02-2016
Replies: 31
Views: 2,603
Posted By novum
Great idea!

Great idea!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-02-2016
Replies: 31
Views: 2,603
Posted By novum
D-76 for Tri-X, Rodinal for stand development of...

D-76 for Tri-X, Rodinal for stand development of finer-grained films, Diafine for Austin summers, and Pyro (PMK or Cat) because I love staining developers. Tetenal is almost idiot-proof for C41.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-31-2015
Replies: 8,778
Views: 855,795
Posted By novum
I got an old Nikon LS-2000 today. Sample...

I got an old Nikon LS-2000 today.

Sample scan:

http://i.imgur.com/DpAZTH1.jpg

After an Epson and a Plustek, I'm hoping I like this machine.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-29-2015
Replies: 2,660
Views: 786,623
Posted By novum
Nikon F100/Pentax Spotmatic F watching each...

Nikon F100/Pentax Spotmatic F watching each other's backs.

http://i.imgur.com/bSRz0Er.jpg

Love the handling of the F100 and the image quality of the Takumar 55/1.8. Pity I can't have both in one...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-29-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 2,007
Posted By novum
I'm a beholder who finds the F2AS beautiful.

I'm a beholder who finds the F2AS beautiful.
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 11-16-2015
Replies: 93
Views: 37,873
Posted By novum
Is it me or does RRS not sell the grip for DPxM's...

Is it me or does RRS not sell the grip for DPxM's any more? Looks like they only sell plates now. Any other solid options if that is indeed the case?

What's a good travel tripod to recommend for...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 02-04-2015
Replies: 422
Views: 78,446
Posted By novum
DP3M Central Texas a few weeks...

DP3M

Central Texas a few weeks ago.

http://i.imgur.com/RjQz1lQ.jpg?1


http://i.imgur.com/VPLdzg8.jpg?1
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-07-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 14,721
Posted By novum
I used the BS film holder and ANR glass for MF...

I used the BS film holder and ANR glass for MF for several years and was pleased with the results. Just get it, man.
Forum: Travel 11-02-2011
Replies: 106
Views: 8,057
Posted By novum
Yeah, I lived in Holland for five years and saw...

Yeah, I lived in Holland for five years and saw most of Europe, but I'm much more enamored with Asia.
Forum: Travel 11-02-2011
Replies: 106
Views: 8,057
Posted By novum
Went to Vietnam in July/August, planning to go...

Went to Vietnam in July/August, planning to go back there in March, along with short stops in Thailand, Malaysia, and Sri Lanka. Love Vietnam! Very excited about finally seeing Sri Lanka. I plan to...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-15-2011
Replies: 31
Views: 5,410
Posted By novum
I use the temperature probe that came with my...

I use the temperature probe that came with my cheap volt-ohm meter, which I rarely calibrate, and if I do, with ice water and boiling water when I'm wondering if it's still spot on. Never a problem...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-06-2011
Replies: 3,732
Views: 708,144
Posted By novum
Thanks, Gregor. Yeah, I was already inclined to...

Thanks, Gregor. Yeah, I was already inclined to go for the 28, not sure which one yet.

Haven't shot the "new" Portra yet, but am definitely looking forward to seeing how it works for me. The stuff...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-06-2011
Replies: 3,732
Views: 708,144
Posted By novum
The conversations on this thread convinced me to...

The conversations on this thread convinced me to part with my not-so-hard-earned cash for an OM-4 from KEH. I will be visiting the Philippines and Vietnam for five weeks this summer and I didn't...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-24-2010
Replies: 73
Views: 6,718
Posted By novum
That was one good thing about the Ricoh GR-D:...

That was one good thing about the Ricoh GR-D: snap mode. Super fast response. But I sold it because I just didn't cotton to the Digital Way.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-24-2010
Replies: 73
Views: 6,718
Posted By novum
Are you sure about that? Fluorescents, sure,...

Are you sure about that? Fluorescents, sure, they'll flicker, but I have a hard time believing that tungsten lighting will flicker noticeably, since the filaments stay well-heated throughout the AC...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 06-16-2010
Replies: 48
Views: 13,562
Posted By novum
I loved my 670 III, I hated my 670 III. It's...

I loved my 670 III, I hated my 670 III. It's huge, like everyone says, and you will get unwanted attention. But what bugged me the most was how many of my photos were out of focus, including shots...
Forum: RFF Polls 02-07-2010
Replies: 67
Views: 6,315
Posted By novum
Dang dupe! I hear the siren call of digital...

Dang dupe! I hear the siren call of digital occasionally, but I'm much happier with the physicality of film. Considering a darkroom now.
Forum: RFF Polls 02-07-2010
Replies: 67
Views: 6,315
Posted By novum
100% 120 film, which I've found is my sweet spot.

100% 120 film, which I've found is my sweet spot.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-03-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 1,029
Posted By novum
Your answers are helpful. I was just...

Your answers are helpful. I was just dumbfounded, initially, but yeah, it gets hot in Texas, so I suppose I can accept that the lens went south so quickly. So very frustrating though.

So how do I...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-03-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 1,029
Posted By novum
How fast can fungus take over a lens?

I am in the process of selling some of my gear to a certain camera store. Tell me what you think of this:"The Nikon 28mm Ai lens came in below our BGN grade due to heavy haze and fungus. I cannot...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-16-2010
Replies: 80
Views: 11,385
Posted By novum
Wow, that's stunning! Duly noted.

Wow, that's stunning! Duly noted.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-16-2010
Replies: 80
Views: 11,385
Posted By novum
I'm often astounded by the beauty my 135/2.8 Ai...

I'm often astounded by the beauty my 135/2.8 Ai is capable of. Not bad for a lens that gets no respect. I think my 50/1.2 AiS is better than the 50/1.4's that I've owned. In fact, I liked the cheap...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-16-2010
Replies: 93
Views: 10,620
Posted By novum
This is solid advice. Both lenses are special,...

This is solid advice. Both lenses are special, including the 50/1.2 AiS, contrary to what I've read on occasion elsewhere--including this thread! It renders beautifully and it sure is handy in a...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 07-27-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 3,929
Posted By novum
Not a dumb question, and yes, you would see a...

Not a dumb question, and yes, you would see a difference. But the print, especially an 8x10 or larger contact print, will be the real difference.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 07-27-2009
Replies: 63
Views: 10,837
Posted By novum
Some say b&w in jpg, shot with the GRD I, was...

Some say b&w in jpg, shot with the GRD I, was special. Any comments about that and any speculation or hard evidence that the GRD III will shine in that role?
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 07-27-2009
Replies: 63
Views: 10,837
Posted By novum
I took my best on-the-sly street photos with snap...

I took my best on-the-sly street photos with snap focus and intervalometer, using the original GRD. It was a great camera and I shouldn't have sold it.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-24-2009
Replies: 64
Views: 5,019
Posted By novum
I had an M6. How does the original Wetzlar M6...

I had an M6. How does the original Wetzlar M6 compare to the M7 in "feel"? One thing I hated was how easy it was to damage the rewind knob, which I managed to do, bending the too-thin metal. I...
Forum: Travel 07-24-2009
Replies: 25
Views: 1,969
Posted By novum
+1 to the Four Corners, and I would keep...

+1 to the Four Corners, and I would keep going--to the Valley of the Gods and Monument Valley, but then you're not in NM anymore.
Forum: Travel 07-24-2009
Replies: 25
Views: 1,969
Posted By novum
Bandelier National Monument and El Malpais...

Bandelier National Monument and El Malpais National Monument would be my choices for unique photographs and landscapes. Most people go towards Santa Fe and Taos, and that's a good plan, but the...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-23-2009
Replies: 43
Views: 3,106
Posted By novum
Two weeks ago, under my Autocord. I rarely use a...

Two weeks ago, under my Autocord. I rarely use a tripod any more.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-22-2009
Replies: 69
Views: 5,475
Posted By novum
Our local pro camera store is a bad joke and has...

Our local pro camera store is a bad joke and has always been gouge central. I support local businesses, but Freestyle's film prices are half what they are locally.

Leukoplakia, erythroplakia, and...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-21-2009
Replies: 123
Views: 17,522
Posted By novum
The best companion for an MP? A 50 ASPH and...

The best companion for an MP? A 50 ASPH and artistic skills.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-21-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 3,021
Posted By novum
Dead easy, especially if you have a big, deep...

Dead easy, especially if you have a big, deep sink.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-21-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 3,021
Posted By novum
Nothing like hot blix burning your skin! After...

Nothing like hot blix burning your skin! After it runs down your arm and into your kitchen gloves.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 07-21-2009
Replies: 122
Views: 11,331
Posted By novum
Reminds me of how annoying my Rollei 6006's (v.1)...

Reminds me of how annoying my Rollei 6006's (v.1) shutter release buttons were. One non-recessed button on each side of the lens, with a hair-trigger motorized film advance guaranteed to waste film...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 07-21-2009
Replies: 122
Views: 11,331
Posted By novum
What are you doing? I like grain, but that...

What are you doing? I like grain, but that sounds like something's wrong. Film, developer, process?
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-21-2009
Replies: 69
Views: 5,592
Posted By novum
And that's fine, since it's the experience that...

And that's fine, since it's the experience that counts for so much. Getting any lasting art out of the endeavor is gravy, as far as I'm concerned. Besides, what matters in...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-21-2009
Replies: 69
Views: 5,592
Posted By novum
Oh god, here comes another poll: how many...

Oh god, here comes another poll: how many "keepers" per roll?

I agree, if I get one or two out of my usual 12-24 shots per roll, I'm happy.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-21-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 1,552
Posted By novum
You are correct.

You are correct.
Forum: Optics Theory - 07-20-2009
Replies: 1,841
Views: 1,730,940
Posted By novum
Thanks, I like the swirliness too. My M-Rokkor...

Thanks, I like the swirliness too. My M-Rokkor 40 does a similar thing with foliage. At first I didn't care for the effect, but it's grown on me. Speaking of nice effect, I like the redscale...
Forum: RFF Polls 07-20-2009
Replies: 111
Views: 11,191
Posted By novum
I develop all my B&W and C41 film, from 135 to...

I develop all my B&W and C41 film, from 135 to 4x5 (taco method). Love developing B&W in pyro (PMK and Pyrocat-HD), Rodinal, Diafine, and my latest fave, Clayton F76+. C41 I don't enjoy, but I love...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-16-2009
Replies: 35
Views: 2,921
Posted By novum
Times are tough, and I think Madoff's "customers"...

Times are tough, and I think Madoff's "customers" are selling their Leicas.

I would be happy to help boost the economy if Nikon would put out a full frame rangefinder or even a pseudo-rangefinder...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-16-2009
Replies: 221
Views: 16,843
Posted By novum
No, they'll force use to exercise our rights...

No, they'll force use to exercise our rights more. Those of us in the 'States live in the nominally "land of the free," but Canucks enjoy a wider palette of freedoms, particularly in Vancouver...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-15-2009
Replies: 33
Views: 2,890
Posted By novum
+1 on 6000 series

+1 on 6000 series
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-12-2009
Replies: 27
Views: 1,954
Posted By novum
Agreed, my film went through carry-on scanners at...

Agreed, my film went through carry-on scanners at six airports in Asia recently, with zero problems: 70 rolls of 135, mostly ISO 160 and 400, color and b&w. It was nice not having to take my shoes...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-12-2009
Replies: 57
Views: 5,036
Posted By novum
Solid combination! I just love my 50/1.2 (newer...

Solid combination! I just love my 50/1.2 (newer version). Seems to be at its best from 1-10 meters at f/1.4-f/4. That's a wild internet guesstimation, based on my own experience and...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-12-2009
Replies: 57
Views: 5,036
Posted By novum
My FM2n is louder than my old FE, and my FE's...

My FM2n is louder than my old FE, and my FE's film advance mechanism feels smoother. But the FM has an overall superior feel that I can't quite articulate, perhaps better fit 'n' finish. But, yeah,...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-12-2009
Replies: 57
Views: 5,036
Posted By novum
Perfect description on how to do it right. And I...

Perfect description on how to do it right. And I was laughing to myself because I immediately thought of the trials and errors of loading my M6 when I first got it. Anyway, the important step here...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-12-2009
Replies: 29
Views: 5,009
Posted By novum
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/attachment....

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=70926&d=1245931620

It can be tough shooting a flower picture that transcends the usual ho-hummery. And your sample is very fine.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-12-2009
Replies: 27
Views: 1,954
Posted By novum
My film went through about 12 hand check scanners...

My film went through about 12 hand check scanners on my last trip. No problems at all. ISO 400 and below.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 07-08-2009
Replies: 45
Views: 4,511
Posted By novum
Best thing I've read today!

Best thing I've read today!
Forum: RFF Polls 07-03-2009
Replies: 56
Views: 6,176
Posted By novum
I accidentally responded to somebody else when I...

I accidentally responded to somebody else when I meant to PM David once. But we had a smooth transaction thereafter.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-02-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 1,279
Posted By novum
Hats off to Jim for sending me what he called a...

Hats off to Jim for sending me what he called a "NICE" Serenar lens. It was.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-02-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 1,501
Posted By novum
Count me as another happy Autocord user. I've...

Count me as another happy Autocord user. I've purchased a couple of keepers this year via RFF: the Autocord and a Serenar 50/1.8 (v. 1). A helix relube is a great idea if you want to prevent the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-30-2009
Replies: 48
Views: 2,922
Posted By novum
I use a meter when I'm going slow, like with LF. ...

I use a meter when I'm going slow, like with LF. I'm just stating my druthers.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-30-2009
Replies: 48
Views: 2,922
Posted By novum
Meters can be useful, but I love relying on my...

Meters can be useful, but I love relying on my own senses and judgment. Like so many other things in life, do it often enough and you will know. It really is easy, like developing your own film. ...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 06-29-2009
Replies: 54
Views: 16,820
Posted By novum
First, hats off to a nice collection of Nikons! ...

First, hats off to a nice collection of Nikons! And I have to say the criteria you've laid out would make for a very desirable camera. I'd add matrix metering when you just have to rely on a...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-29-2009
Replies: 29
Views: 2,235
Posted By novum
Fits my experience to a T. The difference...

Fits my experience to a T.

The difference pre-soaking makes is fundamental. I use Rodinal about 30% of the time, and almost always 1+100 for one hour with a couple of gentle inversions on the half...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-29-2009
Replies: 260
Views: 57,636
Posted By novum
Sunny 16 doesn't require any special abilities,...

Sunny 16 doesn't require any special abilities, just practice. Bright sunshine with very strong shadows is 1/film speed @ f/16. Overcast skies with soft shadows is f/8. Open shade, f/5.6 Adjust...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-24-2009
Replies: 37
Views: 2,979
Posted By novum
"I for one could care less . . ." I could not...

"I for one could care less . . ."

I could not care less. But I agree with your sentiment. I think.
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 06-22-2009
Replies: 2,401
Views: 347,323
Posted By novum
I was going to start a thread about photographic...

I was going to start a thread about photographic libraries, so I'm sure glad I found this thread first!

As I strive to get better at this obsession, I find it a redoubled pleasure to re-visit photo...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-22-2009
Replies: 199
Views: 39,254
Posted By novum
Worn black paint showing the underlying zinc is...

Worn black paint showing the underlying zinc is ugly, I think. Chrome.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 06-22-2009
Replies: 29
Views: 2,836
Posted By novum
My P's viewfinder is in the same league as the M6...

My P's viewfinder is in the same league as the M6 I sold, as far as brightness and usability is concerned, but I only shoot with 40 and 50mm lenses. I dislike the Populaire's permanent framelines,...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 06-22-2009
Replies: 27
Views: 4,017
Posted By novum
What a mistake! Mounting the Rokkor might prove...

What a mistake! Mounting the Rokkor might prove a challenge. :bang:
Indeed, I just purchased a 50/1.8 Canon myself.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 06-20-2009
Replies: 39
Views: 4,203
Posted By novum
No wonder my lenses work so well here in Texas. ...

No wonder my lenses work so well here in Texas. Austin has had a 35C+ heat wave for a couple of weeks now.
:mad:

I just bought a Serenar 50/1.8 from a fellow RFFer. Can't wait to try it out on...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 06-18-2009
Replies: 27
Views: 4,017
Posted By novum
I have a Canon P, had the Nokton 50/1.5, and now...

I have a Canon P, had the Nokton 50/1.5, and now use an M-Rokkor 40/2. Not a 50, but it sure is compact. I miss the Nokton, but you're right, it's a big 'un.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-09-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 1,592
Posted By novum
That was pretty good!

That was pretty good!
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-09-2009
Replies: 21
Views: 1,833
Posted By novum
I remember reading somewhere that when pros got...

I remember reading somewhere that when pros got together to discuss gear, inevitably the subject would center on bags. The quest continues . . .
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-09-2009
Replies: 118
Views: 22,379
Posted By novum
Thinned out PhotoFlo diluted with distilled...

Thinned out PhotoFlo diluted with distilled water, just let it drip dry. Rare water spots beats the hell out of scratched emulsions. I must hasten to add that some films are more prone to having...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 06-09-2009
Replies: 22
Views: 4,668
Posted By novum
Anyone clever enough to let me know how to make a...

Anyone clever enough to let me know how to make a scanned "contact sheet" for my negatives? It would sure help storing my negatives if I can see what the positives looked like! Surely this problem...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-08-2009
Replies: 30
Views: 2,448
Posted By novum
Well, then, I need to commence buying. A black...

Well, then, I need to commence buying. A black F2AS in coral goat skin from cameraleather.com ought to grab more attention than necessary! And that's not an idle threat!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-08-2009
Replies: 30
Views: 2,448
Posted By novum
Take that back! :p I loved my F2AS'es and I...

Take that back! :p

I loved my F2AS'es and I thought they looked "distinctive" with their asymmetrical finders. But, damn, those were a pair of heavy picture-taking bricks! Here's a couple of them...
Forum: Travel 06-05-2009
Replies: 83
Views: 6,791
Posted By novum
No, James Dickey made that "[email protected] up". It's an...

No, James Dickey made that "[email protected] up". It's an excellent book, since Dickey was both a fine fiction writer and poet. The movie--meh. And Dickey was a Southerner.

I'm an Austinite, so my vote on...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-14-2009
Replies: 29
Views: 5,444
Posted By novum
You keep saying that. I think your resolve is...

You keep saying that. I think your resolve is slipping! Reminds me of the Queen's response to Hamlet: "The lady doth protest too much, methinks."
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 05-14-2009
Replies: 88
Views: 10,873
Posted By novum
How about $1000 on a camera and $1000 on a decent...

How about $1000 on a camera and $1000 on a decent photography course, and then spending the rest traveling?
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 05-14-2009
Replies: 88
Views: 10,873
Posted By novum
Age becomes exceedingly relevant, sooner than you...

Age becomes exceedingly relevant, sooner than you realize! I know I'm taking your comment out of context, but I couldn't resist.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 05-14-2009
Replies: 88
Views: 10,873
Posted By novum
Wonderfully expressed, John, and I feel that...

Wonderfully expressed, John, and I feel that you're absolutely right. We have a surfeit of choices and so many different ways to indulge ourselves, and yes, express ourselves.
Forum: RFF Polls 05-14-2009
Replies: 207
Views: 29,620
Posted By novum
I hate filters and I love hoods.

I hate filters and I love hoods.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 05-11-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 1,809
Posted By novum
I love that 3D projector...

I love that 3D projector (http://www.rbt-3d.de/index.php?client=1&lang=4&idcat=30&idart=72&m=&s=). That thing is nicely overbuilt.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-11-2009
Replies: 49
Views: 4,106
Posted By novum
That incredible, Frank, given Nikon's reputation....

That incredible, Frank, given Nikon's reputation. But if you experienced that first-hand, then I have to defer to your experience. I've already decided to give the motor drive a miss, but I just...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 05-10-2009
Replies: 65
Views: 5,880
Posted By novum
The problem is his--too bad he saw fit to try and...

The problem is his--too bad he saw fit to try and drag you into the mire. And he (gotta be a "he") is a coward.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-09-2009
Replies: 97
Views: 14,070
Posted By novum
Them's fightin' words!

Them's fightin' words!
Forum: RFF Polls 05-06-2009
Replies: 414
Views: 17,145
Posted By novum
Vacuum tubes, yes, they're in production for...

Vacuum tubes, yes, they're in production for guitar tube amps and hi-fi tube amps. It's a niche market, but some people love the sound and will not accept a solid state alternative. I have radios...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-05-2009
Replies: 37
Views: 3,667
Posted By novum
That is gorgeous. I have a Canon P, therefore I...

That is gorgeous. I have a Canon P, therefore I should have this lens! :p
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-05-2009
Replies: 18
Views: 1,865
Posted By novum
I have a V500 and it's okay. I had a 4490 and...

I have a V500 and it's okay. I had a 4490 and the glass deck collapsed on me--slowly, no shards of glass flying everywhere! I use a betterscanning.com MF holder and both a 35mm and 120 ANR glass...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 05-05-2009
Replies: 18
Views: 4,827
Posted By novum
Second picture is pure class.

Second picture is pure class.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 05-05-2009
Replies: 77
Views: 8,993
Posted By novum
I love shooting and then rushing back home to...

I love shooting and then rushing back home to develop my film too much to stop. I'm addicted to the process. I get temporarily burned out now and then, but I just can't stop for long.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-05-2009
Replies: 48
Views: 2,868
Posted By novum
Thanks for the info, Roger! I was just curious...

Thanks for the info, Roger! I was just curious how years of knowledge and experience would be distilled, as far as camera body choices go. What you use now certainly makes sense to me.

I bought...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-05-2009
Replies: 48
Views: 2,868
Posted By novum
I had and sold a CV 50/1.5. It was almost too...

I had and sold a CV 50/1.5. It was almost too good in a way, almost too clinical. I just prefer a lens that errs on the side of "romantic," I guess. Crazy, I know.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-05-2009
Replies: 48
Views: 2,868
Posted By novum
Roger, which camera(s) are you using most often...

Roger, which camera(s) are you using most often these days, if I may be so nosy?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-05-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 1,059
Posted By novum
You should be proud! Good job in telling him how...

You should be proud! Good job in telling him how to get the best shots for that situation. I hope Gaetano's photos turn out well.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-05-2009
Replies: 127
Views: 9,144
Posted By novum
[quote=P. Lynn Miller;1047253]This badly...

[quote=P. Lynn Miller;1047253]This badly represents what I think Keith is trying to achieve...

http://plynnmiller.com/rrf/2008_04_001_strip1000.jpg

Forgive me, but I would have focused on those...
Forum: Travel 05-04-2009
Replies: 18
Views: 1,713
Posted By novum
Beautiful pictures, Michael! I'm headed to SE...

Beautiful pictures, Michael! I'm headed to SE Asia myself in a couple of weeks--going to Sarawak. There is something elemental, and it's not just the subject matter, about how these pictures look. ...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-04-2009
Replies: 28
Views: 10,038
Posted By novum
I use a Rolleiflex 6006 with a new PQ 80/2.8, a...

I use a Rolleiflex 6006 with a new PQ 80/2.8, a Super Ricohflex, and a Minolta Autocord I. The Autocord is my favorite--unbelievable combination of image resolution and creamy, romantic out-of-focus...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-02-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 1,112
Posted By novum
My favorites? Color negative: Kodak 160NC, Ektar...

My favorites? Color negative: Kodak 160NC, Ektar 100. Color slide: Fuji Astia, Fuji Velvia (for nature shots only). B&W negative: Tri-X, Plus-X, HP5+, Acros. Acros has the added bonus of being...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-02-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 8,113
Posted By novum
Fabuloso! Thanks for your collective interesting...

Fabuloso! Thanks for your collective interesting and helpful input.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-01-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 8,113
Posted By novum
Nikkor 135/2.8 Ai or AiS Opinions?

This lens seems to be either uncommon or unloved. ;) Anybody out there in Evil SLR land have one? And, more important, do you have an opinion on it? I piggybacked this question within another...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-01-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 1,538
Posted By novum
Make yourself an assignment and go shoot! I'll...

Make yourself an assignment and go shoot! I'll be using my FM2n in Borneo in two weeks--I have to say travel is a great motivator.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-01-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 1,593
Posted By novum
Sorry to hijack, but at least it's a comparison...

Sorry to hijack, but at least it's a comparison hijack! How does the 135/2.8AI compare?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-29-2009
Replies: 24
Views: 1,463
Posted By novum
Take lots of pictures. Run film through that M7...

Take lots of pictures. Run film through that M7 like there's no tomorrow. Enjoy.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-28-2009
Replies: 38
Views: 2,592
Posted By novum
I've seen some work on Flickr that I would love...

I've seen some work on Flickr that I would love to look at all day, 100 minimum! Now, for the greats like HCB, of course I would love to see dozens and dozens of their images. My images suck in the...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-28-2009
Replies: 40
Views: 3,452
Posted By novum
Tri-X, HP5+, Plus-X, Acros, Ektar. For 135 and...

Tri-X, HP5+, Plus-X, Acros, Ektar. For 135 and 120 both.

Reala, Velvia and 160NC are good, too, but they're not my favorites (for my particular needs).
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-26-2009
Replies: 49
Views: 4,106
Posted By novum
Okay, thanks to everyone! It was as I suspected:...

Okay, thanks to everyone! It was as I suspected: more trouble than it's worth for my purposes. The siren call of KEH's website can muddle my thinking. A 105/2.5 Ai-S might be nice . . .
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-26-2009
Replies: 49
Views: 4,106
Posted By novum
Anyone have strong opinions on Nikon MD-12?

Is it worth the bother on an FM2n?

Aside from the obvious benefits of a motor drive, it makes for a nice grip, but the drive just about doubles the weight of the body, doesn't it?

I ask because...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-26-2009
Replies: 77
Views: 8,993
Posted By novum
Selamat petang! I hope Frances is doing better,...

Selamat petang! I hope Frances is doing better, Roger.

I shoot 100% film and I like to think what I do approaches "art," when I'm at my best. I almost never shoot to document. Painting has...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-26-2009
Replies: 83
Views: 10,710
Posted By novum
"Both, IMHO, are not spectacular. I agree that in...

"Both, IMHO, are not spectacular. I agree that in the OM series the OM-1 & OM-2 (MD or N) are preferable. As for the Nikon I'd go with a F3hp. The Nikon F3 has the advantage of many available lenses,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-16-2009
Replies: 43
Views: 3,359
Posted By novum
Keep taking pictures.

Keep taking pictures.
Forum: RFF Polls 04-16-2009
Replies: 108
Views: 9,444
Posted By novum
I don't have the old "gotta try just one more...

I don't have the old "gotta try just one more camera" urge any more. For me, it's all about trying new film/developer combinations and figuring out ways to better store and display prints (walls and...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 04-13-2009
Replies: 34
Views: 3,368
Posted By novum
I was looking at the latest issue of LFI today,...

I was looking at the latest issue of LFI today, and though it's attractive in its own right, it's basically an expensive Leica ad. Am I way off base in saying so?
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-13-2009
Replies: 45
Views: 5,093
Posted By novum
Best wishes and love to you both.

Best wishes and love to you both.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-13-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 936
Posted By novum
Sucks that Tommy had his Noctilux + Hexar ripped...

Sucks that Tommy had his Noctilux + Hexar ripped off. But he's already replaced it!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-09-2009
Replies: 83
Views: 6,173
Posted By novum
Slow day at RFF.

Slow day at RFF.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-09-2009
Replies: 56
Views: 3,719
Posted By novum
The body that already sports a NOCT.

The body that already sports a NOCT.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 04-08-2009
Replies: 1
Views: 831
Posted By novum
I would love to obtain a Summicron some day, and...

I would love to obtain a Summicron some day, and probably something like the version you have. But I'll just have to stay on the sidelines for now. Here's hoping owners pipe up and have nice...
Forum: Travel 04-01-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 1,389
Posted By novum
Now I want to rescue that elephant in your flickr...

Now I want to rescue that elephant in your flickr batch. So sad.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 04-01-2009
Replies: 74
Views: 7,386
Posted By novum
"Once they realize there are others like them,...

"Once they realize there are others like them, they move in fairly short order from astonishment to find they are actually not the only ones to a deep-seated belief that everyone thinks the way they...
Forum: RFF News 03-31-2009
Replies: 61
Views: 7,352
Posted By novum
Tee-hee! Merkin.

Tee-hee!

Merkin.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-31-2009
Replies: 27
Views: 3,438
Posted By novum
I would just the let the person you borrowed it...

I would just the let the person you borrowed it from know about your problem. We've all made unintentional mistakes. You were enthusiastic and curious--I wouldn't penalize you for that. A CLA is...
Forum: RFF News 03-31-2009
Replies: 61
Views: 7,352
Posted By novum
I'm a network admin and frequently have to help...

I'm a network admin and frequently have to help people out at their workstations. I can't help but feel crestfallen when they launch IE.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-28-2009
Replies: 1,035
Views: 259,029
Posted By novum
Wow, an Ektar 100 in 120 sighting!

Wow, an Ektar 100 in 120 sighting!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-27-2009
Replies: 56
Views: 4,284
Posted By novum
I'd say if it exists and has boundaries, it's...

I'd say if it exists and has boundaries, it's discrete. Now, discreet, probably not. Sorry, couldn't help myself.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-27-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 1,398
Posted By novum
fbf, I owned two F2AS's once. They were my...

fbf, I owned two F2AS's once. They were my primary cameras, but they were sooo heavy when loaded into a bag with all my lenses and accessories. I wish I had just one of them now. If yours is in...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 03-26-2009
Replies: 21
Views: 2,521
Posted By novum
I'm so glad I've got a big-ass dent in mine. My...

I'm so glad I've got a big-ass dent in mine. My P will never be pretty on the outside.
Forum: RFF News 03-23-2009
Replies: 31
Views: 5,378
Posted By novum
Goed so! I lived in Holland for five...

Goed so!

I lived in Holland for five years--loved it! I'm still jealous of you. Fine photo, too. Do you know the little model?
Forum: RFF Polls 03-18-2009
Replies: 68
Views: 9,547
Posted By novum
Mostly B&W, but I do C41, too, and develop all of...

Mostly B&W, but I do C41, too, and develop all of that at home. Slides go to the pro lab. I have to disagree with the Nostradamus above who thinks color print film will die soon. That sort of...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 03-16-2009
Replies: 311
Views: 53,069
Posted By novum
I'd rather have the old Fuji folder KEH is...

I'd rather have the old Fuji folder KEH is selling for $500.
Forum: RFF Polls 03-16-2009
Replies: 112
Views: 13,097
Posted By novum
I like the pix I've seen on flickr made by the...

I like the pix I've seen on flickr made by the D700 and the Ricoh GR-D. But cool cameras? They're tools. There are a few cool photographers.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-12-2009
Replies: 51
Views: 3,514
Posted By novum
I use an FM2n regularly, though I'm considering...

I use an FM2n regularly, though I'm considering an FE for automated exposure. I'm even thinking about getting an F6 as my eyes become less reliable for focusing. But I'm not convinced that the F6...
Forum: Photo Software 03-11-2009
Replies: 46
Views: 4,389
Posted By novum
I'm a contact print guy myself. Finding images...

I'm a contact print guy myself. Finding images can be tough, true.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-11-2009
Replies: 91
Views: 8,062
Posted By novum
Film, some levels/curves adjustment, if...

Film, some levels/curves adjustment, if necessary, and unsharp masking in PS, along with some healing for dust.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-10-2009
Replies: 91
Views: 8,062
Posted By novum
Two more, with feeling. ...

Two more, with feeling. 50/1.2http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3337007922/sizes/l/http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3337007922/sizes/l/
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-10-2009
Replies: 91
Views: 8,062
Posted By novum
Here are my humble submissions of what my 9-blade...

Here are my humble submissions of what my 9-blade 50/1.2 saw.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-10-2009
Replies: 91
Views: 8,062
Posted By novum
My 50/1.2 is the 9-blade, and that probably is a...

My 50/1.2 is the 9-blade, and that probably is a source of confusion and misleading information. I just shot a roll of 135-36 Tri-X in about 1/2 hour. The f/1.2 is fun to use.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-10-2009
Replies: 91
Views: 8,062
Posted By novum
Nice and comprehensive list, Robert. I've got a...

Nice and comprehensive list, Robert. I've got a shopping list, now. One of my favorite threads ever on RFF.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-10-2009
Replies: 91
Views: 8,062
Posted By novum
sonofdanang, while I never cottoned to my D40, my...

sonofdanang, while I never cottoned to my D40, my favorite images were made with a borrowed 55/2.8 micro.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-10-2009
Replies: 91
Views: 8,062
Posted By novum
I want a 35/1.4 AI, too, but it looks like it's...

I want a 35/1.4 AI, too, but it looks like it's going to be $600 from Japan for one in perfect condition.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-10-2009
Replies: 91
Views: 8,062
Posted By novum
Hey Raid, I had owned the 500 f/8 for a few years...

Hey Raid, I had owned the 500 f/8 for a few years in the late '70s. That lens was not a good one, though I won a photo competition in h.s. because it compressed a scene composed of some tiled...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-09-2009
Replies: 25
Views: 2,207
Posted By novum
Hated the D40. Gave it to the wife.

Hated the D40. Gave it to the wife.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-09-2009
Replies: 61
Views: 4,702
Posted By novum
My girlfriend carries my gear.

My girlfriend carries my gear.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-09-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 4,710
Posted By novum
Hey, Miguel! I just started using the Jobo C-41...

Hey, Miguel! I just started using the Jobo C-41 press kit and I love the results. The price is right, too. Are you using Photoflo in distilled water to finish? I do, and the results are just...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-09-2009
Replies: 91
Views: 8,062
Posted By novum
I bought a Nikkor 50/1.2 from KEH not long ago. ...

I bought a Nikkor 50/1.2 from KEH not long ago. I like it fine. It has a little vignetting, which is something I found surprising, but its rendering of color contrast and out-of-focus blur (won't...
Forum: Travel 03-02-2009
Replies: 83
Views: 6,854
Posted By novum
My father was a career officer in the US State...

My father was a career officer in the US State Dept. His advice was always: take half of what you think you need and twice as much money.

One MP, one lens (I like 50s), and lots of film. If you...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-02-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 1,190
Posted By novum
This u4/3 will allow for the use of adapters and...

This u4/3 will allow for the use of adapters and a vast assortment of lenses, correct?
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 02-11-2009
Replies: 20
Views: 2,070
Posted By novum
There seems to be a lot of us R3M fence-sitters...

There seems to be a lot of us R3M fence-sitters lurking and posting. I sold my M6 to another RFFer late last year and now I miss it. I still have my beloved little M-Rokkor 40, so I'm seriously...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 02-11-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 1,153
Posted By novum
I used to own a Nokton 50/1.5 and I had no such...

I used to own a Nokton 50/1.5 and I had no such problems with it. I liked everything about that lens except for its size--the M-Rokkor 40/2 spoiled me in that regard.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 02-09-2009
Replies: 47
Views: 2,830
Posted By novum
I agree with Barrett: with film cameras, I'm more...

I agree with Barrett: with film cameras, I'm more engaged with my subject, whereas with a digital camera, I'm much more involved with what it needs and what I expect of it. Extreme example: a friend...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 12-18-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 1,228
Posted By novum
Thanks for your suggestions, everyone. I admit...

Thanks for your suggestions, everyone. I admit I'm rough with my gear, and I've probably scanned over a thousand images in the year I've had the 4490. I was generally satisfied with its...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 12-18-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 1,228
Posted By novum
Damn My Epson 4490!

It was making a funky chattering noise, and no, the index holes weren't blocked, as I use a Better Scanning film holder. Anyway, the scans were only working partially, so I took a closer look at the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-18-2008
Replies: 57
Views: 3,928
Posted By novum
I disagree with your premise, though I get your...

I disagree with your premise, though I get your drift. ;)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-17-2008
Replies: 70
Views: 13,280
Posted By novum
And sometimes you can form an opinion about...

And sometimes you can form an opinion about something without living with the work for an extended period. It's a rare and great work of art that rewards repeated viewings/listenings/tastings/etc. ...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-17-2008
Replies: 70
Views: 13,280
Posted By novum
Those photos are boring. I expected much better....

Those photos are boring. I expected much better. I can't believe people have to ask what exactly makes them boring. How about if they make you stifle a yawn?

And to the folks who think...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-17-2008
Replies: 62
Views: 4,958
Posted By novum
And that is the ultimate arbiter. ;)

And that is the ultimate arbiter. ;)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-16-2008
Replies: 62
Views: 4,958
Posted By novum
I don't use a meter with my Canon P. B&W...

I don't use a meter with my Canon P. B&W negative film is cheap and forgiving and I just accept any gross errors as a lesson learned (hopefully). I don't trust that method with color film, though. ...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-16-2008
Replies: 62
Views: 4,958
Posted By novum
Thanks for clearing up the M2/M6 differences for...

Thanks for clearing up the M2/M6 differences for me. I'll have to pick up an M2 one of these days. BGN/users at KEH are affordable right now, though the selection seems slim.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-15-2008
Replies: 0
Views: 631
Posted By novum
Leica CLA in Austin, Texas?

I was wondering if anyone has had their M serviced by Precision Camera in
Austin, Texas. Curious about turnaround time and quality of repair/CLA.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-15-2008
Replies: 62
Views: 4,958
Posted By novum
I have a non-TTL M6: is the M2 notably nicer in...

I have a non-TTL M6: is the M2 notably nicer in the fit'n'finish department? I keep reading about how much nicer the M2 and M3 are than the newer M's with the exception of the MP, but I have a hard...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 10-08-2008
Replies: 156
Views: 56,504
Posted By novum
What, you're not familiar with the Ubiquitous...

What, you're not familiar with the Ubiquitous They?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-07-2008
Replies: 32
Views: 4,263
Posted By novum
Deionized and reverse osmosis water does not...

Deionized and reverse osmosis water does not equal distilled water. And connecting a cheap RO unit to your faucet will not give you decent water after a very short time; in fact the filter will...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-07-2008
Replies: 38
Views: 2,622
Posted By novum
I've had quite a bit of experience with Diafine,...

I've had quite a bit of experience with Diafine, and I find that the biggest variable for me is temperature. I live in Texas and often develop at well over the nominal 70F. The results can be ugly,...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 10-06-2008
Replies: 311
Views: 53,069
Posted By novum
I voted "yes," but the economic meltdown voted...

I voted "yes," but the economic meltdown voted "no".
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 09-29-2008
Replies: 62
Views: 6,192
Posted By novum
Yeah, the 50/1.5 really sucks. Hate it so much.

Yeah, the 50/1.5 really sucks. Hate it so much.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-24-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 1,714
Posted By novum
That's funny. I'll be dead well before that...

That's funny. I'll be dead well before that pseudo-eventuality. This thread is totally boneless.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 09-03-2008
Replies: 26
Views: 2,330
Posted By novum
I was using my Canon P with the VC Meter II, but...

I was using my Canon P with the VC Meter II, but that setup sucked. The stupid dials kept slipping, and if I took the meter off the camera, I frequently ended up on my hands and knees looking for...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-23-2008
Replies: 39
Views: 3,275
Posted By novum
I was told that I had a "cool video camera" by a...

I was told that I had a "cool video camera" by a docent at Donald Judd's Chinati Foundation in west Texas. I was sporting a Rollei 6006.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-18-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 1,465
Posted By novum
On my monitor here at work, the contrast looks...

On my monitor here at work, the contrast looks fine. Enjoy your camera!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-15-2008
Replies: 28
Views: 2,919
Posted By novum
The thieves might not get much for the gear, but...

The thieves might not get much for the gear, but it's undoubtedly a small fortune from their perspective.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-13-2008
Replies: 28
Views: 3,232
Posted By novum
Dektol Dan, why exactly do you prefer your M4 to...

Dektol Dan, why exactly do you prefer your M4 to an M6? Is the build quality noticeably better? I have an M6, which I really enjoy using, but now I've been bitten by the bug and am considering an...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-12-2008
Replies: 33
Views: 3,269
Posted By novum
I prefer my woman. You're a bit manic, aren't...

I prefer my woman. You're a bit manic, aren't you Nenad?

Perhaps the relevant term here is "sublimation".

from dictionary.com: Psychology. to divert the energy of (a sexual or other biological...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-11-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 1,836
Posted By novum
I'll never sell my M6--it just works exactly the...

I'll never sell my M6--it just works exactly the way I like to use it. "Never say never," I know, but I'm old enough to know better. I may add an MP in the distant future, but I just don't feel the...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 06-10-2008
Replies: 111
Views: 11,931
Posted By novum
$5000 and a load of excuses. Hmm.

$5000 and a load of excuses. Hmm.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-10-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 1,056
Posted By novum
Wow, that makes me appreciate my M6 and film all...

Wow, that makes me appreciate my M6 and film all the more.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-03-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 1,196
Posted By novum
Any time, sebastel! We need to keep each other...

Any time, sebastel! We need to keep each other informed, especially since we insist on doing things the hard way.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-03-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 1,196
Posted By novum
I found this link...

I found this link (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=5025860#post5025860), so it appears to work without too much initial pain.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-02-2008
Replies: 70
Views: 6,561
Posted By novum
Ouch. You have me scoped out to a T.

Ouch. You have me scoped out to a T.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-02-2008
Replies: 51
Views: 5,969
Posted By novum
I let a piece of ANR glass, whichI got with my...

I let a piece of ANR glass, whichI got with my other stuff from betterscanning.com, sit on curly 35mm strips, which shmooshes down the film fairly well on my 4490. Anybody have a better technique? ...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-02-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 1,196
Posted By novum
Hardy Heron 64-bit and VueScan?

I just installed Ubuntu 8.04, which I really enjoy using after reconfiguring its interface to my liking, but now comes the hard part: how well does it play with VueScan? I tried 8.04 32-bit with...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-02-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 1,691
Posted By novum
Whenever I see comparisons like this, I end up...

Whenever I see comparisons like this, I end up feeling like such a doofus. I am often "wrong" when forced to choose the better pic. I have a decent eye for apprehending what might translate into a...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 06-02-2008
Replies: 61
Views: 6,587
Posted By novum
Excellent observation and advice!

Excellent observation and advice!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-29-2008
Replies: 7,403
Views: 3,770,349
Posted By novum
My M6

Acquired the M6 from a fellow rff.com denizen earlier this month. Got the Rokkor a few days later from KEH.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-29-2008
Replies: 38
Views: 25,057
Posted By novum
The GRD ain't bad, either.

The GRD ain't bad, either.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-29-2008
Replies: 60
Views: 4,534
Posted By novum
That's some solid advice. Oops, I just noticed...

That's some solid advice. Oops, I just noticed Marsopa reacted in almost exactly the same way! Obviously, I concur, though.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-29-2008
Replies: 70
Views: 6,561
Posted By novum
Hm, I'm going through a divorce and I just bought...

Hm, I'm going through a divorce and I just bought my first Leica.

edited update: I just noted Mr. Hick's post--further down--about being married to his first wife for three years, exactly my...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-20-2008
Replies: 27
Views: 2,825
Posted By novum
I can understand not returning emails for...

I can understand not returning emails for whatever half-ass reasons, but two months after sending in a body for a CLA, you hear nothing? My M6 needs a CLA, and after reading this, I'm considering...
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