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Forum: RFF Polls 01-31-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 3,066
Posted By zauhar
Keith’s was better! Is this mental or physical...

Keith’s was better!

Is this mental or physical age? I can’t find an appropriate category for myself

Randy
Forum: RFF Polls 01-28-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,840
Posted By zauhar
TEN to 25? You **** **** ! Only an Aussie ...

TEN to 25? You **** **** !

Only an Aussie ...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 01-19-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 604
Posted By zauhar
Hi Rob, Even a non-profit is allowed to have a...

Hi Rob,

Even a non-profit is allowed to have a positive ‘margin’ (only reasonable , right?) , and don’t forget that ‘profit’ is what’s left over after you pay all expenses, including the bloated...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-16-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,106
Posted By zauhar
I have the SBLOO on my iiig all the time. It has...

I have the SBLOO on my iiig all the time. It has bright view, relatively distinct frame, and the frame stays horizontal - I have had trouble with the frame rotating on two inexpensive finders.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 12-08-2018
Replies: 79
Views: 2,246
Posted By zauhar
Bob , this is an interesting set of images. I...

Bob , this is an interesting set of images. I don’t believe in ‘critique’ here, as these shots were not posed, you worked with what you had. To do better would mean moving outside your comfort zone,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-23-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 1,056
Posted By zauhar
The top of each frame looks good, is it possible...

The top of each frame looks good, is it possible that your solution level in tank was simply too low?

I guess that would be confirmed it the 'bottom' roll in the tank was OK.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-27-2018
Replies: 123
Views: 4,532
Posted By zauhar
Hey Nick, I have not bothered to respond to...

Hey Nick, I have not bothered to respond to anything on RFF for at least a year! Thanks for this fascinating topic .

Regarding comment (troll?) from Fujilove, I have seen dozens of police...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-19-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1,036
Posted By zauhar
The multi-tanks have solution volumes of...

The multi-tanks have solution volumes of something like 540 and 640 ml depending on how many reels you have loaded, those are bare minimums to keep the film covered during horizontal processing. I...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-15-2017
Replies: 20
Views: 3,333
Posted By zauhar
Any possibility that the lens 'focuses perfectly'...

Any possibility that the lens 'focuses perfectly' at closer distances on the various cameras, but not at infinity? Said another way , does the lens 'prematurely disengage' on some of the cameras...
Forum: RFF News 06-23-2017
Replies: 59
Views: 9,232
Posted By zauhar
This is brilliant! Don't know who this guy is,...

This is brilliant!

Don't know who this guy is, but his video is entertaining and spot-on.

Randy
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 05-17-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1,035
Posted By zauhar
This was my experience...

This was my experience :

http://rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=112389&highlight=21mm+viewfinder

I have since used a metal Leica finder until it broke, then a cheaper plastic model,...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 04-29-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 1,481
Posted By zauhar
You may not be able, realistically, to eliminate...

You may not be able, realistically, to eliminate every tiny glimmer of light that your eye can register.

Consider it his way - if you only had the light from a few stars in your visual field, you...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-09-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 1,750
Posted By zauhar
I'm home sick, fell over coughing when I saw...

I'm home sick, fell over coughing when I saw this!

Thanks!
Randy
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-15-2017
Replies: 18
Views: 1,892
Posted By zauhar
Sorry, what? What a stupid remark.

Sorry, what?

What a stupid remark.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-15-2017
Replies: 18
Views: 1,892
Posted By zauhar
If you read the linked article , you will see it...

If you read the linked article , you will see it is precisely about that!

Thanks to the OP for mentioning this, I missed it.

Randy
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-09-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 756
Posted By zauhar
Michele, was it just one roll in the tank? I...

Michele, was it just one roll in the tank?

I think you need about 4 ml PER ROLL, the idea being that the developer is largely used up during long stand processing.

If just one roll, I guess that...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-01-2017
Replies: 58
Views: 3,342
Posted By zauhar
I have both lenses, and if I had to keep one it...

I have both lenses, and if I had to keep one it would be the Canon 50/1.4

That said, while I think that most people are blathering when they claim to make fine distinctions between the 'drawing' of...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 12-17-2016
Replies: 111
Views: 7,642
Posted By zauhar
Hi Tim, I guess you missed all those decades...

Hi Tim,

I guess you missed all those decades when the 'inner city' was about the cheapest place you could live. In fact, it is my distinct impression that white people flocked to the suburbs not...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-31-2016
Replies: 117
Views: 6,679
Posted By zauhar
Stephen that's incredible! I ignore RFF for a few...

Stephen that's incredible! I ignore RFF for a few weeks and miss your near death experience.

Great story with a great ending. I had a bathroom ceiling collapse last night, now it seems like nothing!...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-25-2016
Replies: 505
Views: 32,100
Posted By zauhar
Hi Paul , You can only sell a lie for so long....

Hi Paul ,

You can only sell a lie for so long. It's gotten to the point that the common man and woman realize they have been taken. If the elites do not adjust their attitudes - and quickly - there...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 06-25-2016
Replies: 22
Views: 2,524
Posted By zauhar
Bill Cunningham, RIP

Just saw the sad news.

Will miss his incredible talent and wit.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-25-2016
Replies: 505
Views: 32,100
Posted By zauhar
Amongst all the interesting arguments about the...

Amongst all the interesting arguments about the roles of racist nationalism and economic disintegration in the Brexit vote, I came upon this little gem from one of the European pundits in the New...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-24-2016
Replies: 23
Views: 3,179
Posted By zauhar
I have bought a couple items by online/phone...

I have bought a couple items by online/phone order, including a summicron 50dr some years ago - had only good experience with them .

Randy
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 06-03-2016
Replies: 19
Views: 2,077
Posted By zauhar
Wonderful images. I wish you and your comrades...

Wonderful images. I wish you and your comrades success.

At least you have the guts to do something, unlike most of us Americans. ;-(
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 05-24-2016
Replies: 19
Views: 2,710
Posted By zauhar
That's wonderful! Nothing beats a sense of humor...

That's wonderful! Nothing beats a sense of humor when you're dead.

Was that somehow set up 'permanently', or was it a prank?

Randy

EDIT: Missed the 40-year post-date part at first. Maybe there was...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 05-23-2016
Replies: 19
Views: 2,710
Posted By zauhar
Hi Roger, good to hear from you again, haven't...

Hi Roger, good to hear from you again, haven't seen you on RFF.

I guess the fellow just means to say he makes new coffins. Great sign. I hope he is still in business, if is comforting to thing...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 05-19-2016
Replies: 12
Views: 1,618
Posted By zauhar
Venice Arts ! Maybe the MFA kids are thinking...

Venice Arts !

Maybe the MFA kids are thinking too hard

Randy
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 05-16-2016
Replies: 21
Views: 2,167
Posted By zauhar
It is a pleasure to encounter the word 'reified',...

It is a pleasure to encounter the word 'reified', which I have not seen since I was an undergraduate.

That said, this is the worst sort of pedantic academic discourse. Every single statement is...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 05-11-2016
Replies: 321
Views: 26,651
Posted By zauhar
Just sent my second (and last) batch out, 11...

Just sent my second (and last) batch out, 11 international and 14 domestic.

Someone mentioned 'ugly' stamps - indeed, the domestic stamps are various species of birds, with minimalist design...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-10-2016
Replies: 20
Views: 2,324
Posted By zauhar
A second vote to not rely on RAIDs for data...

A second vote to not rely on RAIDs for data integrity. I have had a RAID controller go bad not once but TWICE in the last couple years, and data was corrupted across the mirrored disks. Better to go...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 05-08-2016
Replies: 57
Views: 6,984
Posted By zauhar
Excellent use of the clone-stamp tool! I don't...

Excellent use of the clone-stamp tool!

I don't agree with the blithe comparisons to darkroom work. I won't say it would be impossible to make convincing manipulations in the darkroom along the lines...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 04-28-2016
Replies: 321
Views: 26,651
Posted By zauhar
Hi everyone, I got about half the cards out...

Hi everyone,

I got about half the cards out today, sent first to everyone I had received a card from . Great work all!

I am going out of town and will miss the 1 May deadline, sorry. Cut me some...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-22-2016
Replies: 45
Views: 4,082
Posted By zauhar
Great image - I'm curious, what do you think is...

Great image - I'm curious, what do you think is 'technically poor' about it?

Randy
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 04-21-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 2,234
Posted By zauhar
https://www.ilfordlab-us.com/ I don't need their...

https://www.ilfordlab-us.com/

I don't need their service, but it's pretty awesome that it's there.

And I never use the word 'awesome' ...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-14-2016
Replies: 22
Views: 2,423
Posted By zauhar
Wonderful story! Sherry is clearly one of the...

Wonderful story!

Sherry is clearly one of the very best, but she gets mixed reviews here - I think it's because she doesn't like some people.

But she likes YOU, which is all that matters. Won't...
Forum: RFF News 04-13-2016
Replies: 12
Views: 2,905
Posted By zauhar
I bet the plant produced the giant rolls of paper...

I bet the plant produced the giant rolls of paper (11" X 300', really?!) which seems to be the only Kodak color negative paper that B & H sells; Freestyle does not sell any Kodak color paper....
Forum: RFF News 04-13-2016
Replies: 12
Views: 2,905
Posted By zauhar
My quick read of the article suggests that only...

My quick read of the article suggests that only color PAPER is made at the plant. Looking at B & H, the only color Kodak paper they sell comes in big rolls, I guess for automatic processing...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 04-10-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 1,089
Posted By zauhar
Ok, I will check it tonight. Thanks guys. Randy

Ok, I will check it tonight. Thanks guys.

Randy
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 04-10-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 1,089
Posted By zauhar
So you think the exposed film really should just...

So you think the exposed film really should just pop through that door?

It was supposed to have been cleaned, but I will examine the rollers .

Thanks! Randy
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 04-10-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 1,089
Posted By zauhar
Polaroid back for Mamiya - WTF?

So I had long planned on getting a polaroid pack film back for my Mamiya RZ, and when Fuji discontinued I quickly bought some packs before the price exploded. Of course I also ordered the film back....
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 04-07-2016
Replies: 46
Views: 2,689
Posted By zauhar
I think these are wonderful. Even the ones that...

I think these are wonderful. Even the ones that look less interesting in thumbnail are very compelling full size.

Good luck with this project.

Randy
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-06-2016
Replies: 89
Views: 4,597
Posted By zauhar
Excellent image Joe. Agree with all of the above,...

Excellent image Joe. Agree with all of the above, including the comments about cropping off the vertical fold at the far right. It is a little distracting from the rest of the content, which is...
Forum: RFF News 04-02-2016
Replies: 61
Views: 8,481
Posted By zauhar
I don't feel sympathy for the young couple - I...

I don't feel sympathy for the young couple - I think your friend should have given them $100.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 03-26-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 2,118
Posted By zauhar
Beautiful photo, and backstory. Randy

Beautiful photo, and backstory.

Randy
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 03-26-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 2,530
Posted By zauhar
I have no exhaust fan in my space, have not blown...

I have no exhaust fan in my space, have not blown myself up so far.

On the other hand, I am not very careful (no gloves when mixing chemicals, etc), so may be dying in slow motion. ;-(

Randy
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 03-18-2016
Replies: 158
Views: 17,941
Posted By zauhar
I ordered fifteen packs on the day after the...

I ordered fifteen packs on the day after the announcement, I did not find a price as low as you gentlemen. And the price skyrocketed in the following days.

I also bought a polaroid back for the...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 03-10-2016
Replies: 32
Views: 2,874
Posted By zauhar
Some people (I am one) actually focus better with...

Some people (I am one) actually focus better with music playing (or other background distraction). I think it is a symptom of ADD. ;-)

In my case, my darkroom is across from an apartment I let, so I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-10-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 1,513
Posted By zauhar
Great photo essay, thanks for posting. Part of me...

Great photo essay, thanks for posting. Part of me feels it would be more effective in black and white - color can be distracting. ;-)

Regarding the $107, I suspect that is more of an occasional...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-05-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 2,257
Posted By zauhar
Just demand film! The negative cannot lie.

Just demand film!

The negative cannot lie.
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 03-02-2016
Replies: 158
Views: 17,941
Posted By zauhar
I just bought a bunch (10 B&W packs + 4 color),...

I just bought a bunch (10 B&W packs + 4 color), even though I don't yet have a back for my Mamiya. Hopefully the order will actually be filled! According to the web site the color packs were the last...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-02-2016
Replies: 29
Views: 2,753
Posted By zauhar
If space is tight, consider getting a Jobo - the...

If space is tight, consider getting a Jobo - the smaller CPE is more compact than a bunch of trays, and you can use for both film and print developing. It is much slower for prints than trays, but...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-01-2016
Replies: 51
Views: 3,655
Posted By zauhar
What about pros with big boxes of gear? They have...

What about pros with big boxes of gear? They have no choice but to check it in!

Glad your equipment was found, and don't beat yourself up over it. When traveling with a lot of stuff it is easy to...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-23-2016
Replies: 42
Views: 4,467
Posted By zauhar
What really puts me off are the hands-free types...

What really puts me off are the hands-free types who walk down the street having a loud conversation, apparently with themselves. The fact that non-psychotic people feel no qualms about doing this...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-22-2016
Replies: 42
Views: 4,467
Posted By zauhar
A powerful picture, but your reaction to it...

A powerful picture, but your reaction to it depends on your orientation toward technology.

Most of the people sitting in the audience were hoping for a fabulous experience, and they wouldn't see...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-17-2016
Replies: 77
Views: 5,041
Posted By zauhar
All you need to be a great artist - in any domain...

All you need to be a great artist - in any domain - is the capacity to distinguish what's good from what's bad (apologies to Cocteau).

The advantage of photography is that even a beginner can...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-16-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 2,840
Posted By zauhar
That explains it - the article was written by an...

That explains it - the article was written by an algorithm!

Randy
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-15-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 2,840
Posted By zauhar
Not fair - Ken may be a bombastic blowhard, but...

Not fair - Ken may be a bombastic blowhard, but he writes (sort of) coherently.

Not sure of the native language of the eBay author, my experience with contemporary college students suggests it might...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-15-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 2,840
Posted By zauhar
eBay article on rangefinders

Very entertaining :

http://www.ebay.com/gds/5-Benefits-of-Using-a-Rangefinder-Camera-/10000000177628148/g.html?_trksid=p2344911.m4240.l7681

"The ease of use of digital rangefinder cameras makes it...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 02-15-2016
Replies: 11
Views: 4,222
Posted By zauhar
I always use photoflo after the 'stabilizer' for...

I always use photoflo after the 'stabilizer' for the very reason you indicate. It leaves a gummy residue (not just drying marks) that I had to remove with negative cleaner to be able to do anything...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-09-2016
Replies: 69
Views: 7,584
Posted By zauhar
I have been using a Wolverine 'scanner' with...

I have been using a Wolverine 'scanner' with built in 24 mp sensor which stores images on an SD card. Only does 135 and smaller, but for what it is, it's fabulous. You can scan a whole roll in...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-08-2016
Replies: 28
Views: 5,365
Posted By zauhar
There is a 'stochiometric' approach to stand...

There is a 'stochiometric' approach to stand development, I think 3.5 ml of rodinal concentrate for each roll of 135 film. Thus, the dilution depends on number of rolls (essentially you let all the...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 02-04-2016
Replies: 321
Views: 26,651
Posted By zauhar
Great! I am in again. Randy

Great! I am in again.

Randy
Forum: RFF News 02-02-2016
Replies: 62
Views: 10,845
Posted By zauhar
Clearly film is not dead. I recently tried the...

Clearly film is not dead.

I recently tried the 35mm version in a venue with spotty light, and the ISO 800 is no joke, if anything I overexposed. The colors from this film are striking.

Made my...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 01-27-2016
Replies: 44
Views: 5,257
Posted By zauhar
They say the first 10,000 potatoes are your worst...

They say the first 10,000 potatoes are your worst ...
Forum: Lomography 01-21-2016
Replies: 336
Views: 31,253
Posted By zauhar
I very much like the sample images, although I...

I very much like the sample images, although I think they are close in character to my Canon 50/1.4, which you can buy for a lot less.

That said, this is a brand new lens - I have no Russian...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-16-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 4,995
Posted By zauhar
Great work! I do wonder along the lines of...

Great work! I do wonder along the lines of joeswe's comments as to how much the scanner software tried to 'correct' the color balance, and how darkroom prints would work out.

I bought a used Jobo...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-08-2016
Replies: 39
Views: 2,262
Posted By zauhar
Good man! Best of luck, I bet all will be fine.

Good man!

Best of luck, I bet all will be fine.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-08-2016
Replies: 30
Views: 4,387
Posted By zauhar
A camera from another era, but last Summer I...

A camera from another era, but last Summer I dropped my IIIg onto concrete from about waist level. It landed on the attached Canon 35/1.8 .

The attached filter was destroyed, but camera and lens...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-05-2016
Replies: 205
Views: 27,557
Posted By zauhar
Not yet. If I feel the need for a digital...

Not yet.

If I feel the need for a digital camera, the new SL and it's giant lens would be a nice choice. I say that mostly based on the sample images I have seen, which grabbed my attention (unlike...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 01-04-2016
Replies: 59
Views: 5,472
Posted By zauhar
Excellent! Thanks for pointing those out. I think...

Excellent! Thanks for pointing those out. I think I ran across Dakowicz' stuff in the past - seems to have a business 'teaching' street photography, sort of like teaching people how to have sex....
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 01-03-2016
Replies: 59
Views: 5,472
Posted By zauhar
All I can say is that we yanks can't compare to...

All I can say is that we yanks can't compare to the brits at party time.

Have yet to see an American horizontal on the sidewalk while still keeping his drink vertical - hats off!

Randy
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-01-2016
Replies: 34
Views: 3,044
Posted By zauhar
Richard, wrap each can of film with a strip of...

Richard, wrap each can of film with a strip of artist's tape with the film type labeled. When you load the camera stick the tape on the back of the camera. If you want, mark the ISO you intend to...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 01-01-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 4,683
Posted By zauhar
I try to 'learn' the positions for 5 ft and 10...

I try to 'learn' the positions for 5 ft and 10 ft, keeping it at 5 ft most of the time. You can quickly go to minimum distance if you need to.

Helps if your lens has a focussing tab.

Randy
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 12-29-2015
Replies: 161
Views: 33,234
Posted By zauhar
Is the lens equivalent to the aspherical screw...

Is the lens equivalent to the aspherical screw mount version?

Randy
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-25-2015
Replies: 677
Views: 50,474
Posted By zauhar
Although I am sure it appears in the preceding 15...

Although I am sure it appears in the preceding 15 pages:

"Blown highlights ..."

Randy
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 11-06-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 3,627
Posted By zauhar
All are good, #5 is truly exceptional. Randy

All are good, #5 is truly exceptional.

Randy
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-03-2015
Replies: 65
Views: 5,097
Posted By zauhar
Dave, you can swap the 35 for a long lens in...

Dave, you can swap the 35 for a long lens in seconds flat. Yeah, not as easy as a zoom, but it's not like you're crippled!

That said, you should shoot with what you are comfortable with. Sounds like...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-11-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 1,774
Posted By zauhar
I put it under the tap with running water close...

I put it under the tap with running water close to the developing temperature, and rinse a bit more than three minutes (like 3 1/2), emptying the tank a couple times (although I doubt emptying the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-30-2015
Replies: 98
Views: 4,958
Posted By zauhar
What a fun thread! I like the technicolor fonts,...

What a fun thread! I like the technicolor fonts, like looking at a 1990's web site.

Raid, best of luck, and congratulations on scoring a second interview with a noted intellectual. I didn't see in...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-23-2015
Replies: 30
Views: 2,050
Posted By zauhar
That should produce a lighter-colored band...

That should produce a lighter-colored band though? This is dark (less exposure on the film).

Looks strange, any chance a development issue - maybe the banded portion was underdeveloped?

Randy
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-09-2015
Replies: 41
Views: 4,844
Posted By zauhar
I don't believe the complainers are against...

I don't believe the complainers are against politics per se, they are against YOUR politics. ;-)

I think that for a documentary image, including a caption is not only acceptable, it is expected....
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-06-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 2,092
Posted By zauhar
Nice work, I especially like #1. 50mm seems to...

Nice work, I especially like #1.

50mm seems to be the classic choice for street photography, but I think 35mm gives you a little more room and the flexibility to shoot fast and crop later if you...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-28-2015
Replies: 58
Views: 6,059
Posted By zauhar
I think the grumpiness often goes along with...

I think the grumpiness often goes along with competence. Also reflects having lots of experience - and the inevitable years that go along with experience.

Years ago I had to spend a lot of time...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-27-2015
Replies: 80
Views: 7,763
Posted By zauhar
A breathless narrative from someone who knows...

A breathless narrative from someone who knows lots about nothing in particular.

Randy
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-26-2015
Replies: 58
Views: 6,059
Posted By zauhar
She got my M3 repaired and back to me within...

She got my M3 repaired and back to me within three weeks, back in June.

On the one hand, sounds like it was not too difficult a job.

On the other hand, maybe she just likes me more than some of...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-08-2015
Replies: 63
Views: 4,919
Posted By zauhar
Accept it as a challenge! God knows what you will...

Accept it as a challenge! God knows what you will be able to achieve. And if it's a catastrophe (but how could it be?) she will never ask for your 'help' again .

I see no downside.

Randy
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-06-2015
Replies: 53
Views: 7,644
Posted By zauhar
Ferrania has hit roadblocks, but they are an...

Ferrania has hit roadblocks, but they are an inspiring bunch. I don't use much slide film, but I will make a point of using their products once...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-05-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1,421
Posted By zauhar
I enjoyed looking through their printed...

I enjoyed looking through their printed catalog.

I continue to receive fistfuls of printed junk mail every day - I guess some people haven't heard that paper is dead ?

Randy
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 07-30-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 4,124
Posted By zauhar
Xp2 is wonderful in low light. Check it yourself,...

Xp2 is wonderful in low light. Check it yourself, shoot in similar lighting environment you expect to encounter in your project work .

Randy
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 07-24-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 3,271
Posted By zauhar
Excellent, especially the last one. I was trying...

Excellent, especially the last one. I was trying to the same sort of thing today (bus in central China), hope mine turn out as well .

Randy
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-19-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 976
Posted By zauhar
Wow. So glad to be put in my place. I'm not the...

Wow. So glad to be put in my place.

I'm not the type that ever hears happy news.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-19-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 976
Posted By zauhar
Inspiring story, repurposing of facilities and...

Inspiring story, repurposing of facilities and new jobs for long term Kodak employees.

But the takeaway of the article is that film is completely dead - or did I miss something?

Randy
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-09-2015
Replies: 54
Views: 5,946
Posted By zauhar
Really ugly photos, I agree with the OP. ...

Really ugly photos, I agree with the OP.

Embarrassing even.
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 07-08-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,909
Posted By zauhar
Thanks Vince! Now I remember - the last time I...

Thanks Vince! Now I remember - the last time I used pack film was as a TA in undergrad physics lab ...
Now that I have a mamiya MF , I've thought of trying it. I am surprised to see ISO 3000 b&w at...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 07-08-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,909
Posted By zauhar
Sorry if this is an ignorant question - will this...

Sorry if this is an ignorant question - will this stuff load in a Polaroid back for a mamiya MF camera, or are we talking totally different worlds?
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-07-2015
Replies: 47
Views: 4,573
Posted By zauhar
Yeah Dave, nose hairs - is there a problem?

Yeah Dave, nose hairs - is there a problem?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-07-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 2,369
Posted By zauhar
I'm also not enough of a gearhead to know what...

I'm also not enough of a gearhead to know what those are...

But it's great to have two compact bodies, put a different lens and dedicated viewfinder on each !

Great purchase , I am sure you will...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-06-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 2,733
Posted By zauhar
Dude, so make pictures of light and shadow...

Dude, so make pictures of light and shadow !

Randy
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-05-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 1,254
Posted By zauhar
I don't live there, but still find that...

I don't live there, but still find that incredibly sad. I hope the current proprietor was in a position to retire comfortably at this point.

He mentions both the internet and 'attitudes' as reasons...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-05-2015
Replies: 78
Views: 9,106
Posted By zauhar
One thing that destroys stealth is having the...

One thing that destroys stealth is having the camera hanging around your neck. With a small film camera and a lens with a focussing tab you can keep it in your hand and adjust approximate focus and...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-03-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 1,976
Posted By zauhar
Steve, so sorry for this, that had to be a real...

Steve, so sorry for this, that had to be a real shock for you and your wife.

I suspect that someone in your small community knows expensive gear when they see it. That said they might still be...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-28-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 2,145
Posted By zauhar
Someone else who achieved pretty decent...

Someone else who achieved pretty decent...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-28-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1,676
Posted By zauhar
Very clever installation, brilliant idea. Took a...

Very clever installation, brilliant idea. Took a lot of work and skill to make that happen.

Randy
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-27-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 2,145
Posted By zauhar
I think your results look great ! But if you want...

I think your results look great ! But if you want to do it the standard way, setting up a water bath in a plastic tub is not hard.

Randy
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-27-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 3,425
Posted By zauhar
Maybe try 2 1/2 and just burn right around the...

Maybe try 2 1/2 and just burn right around the lettering?

Nice to see that I am not the only one who makes print .... after print ... after print ... ;-)

Randy

P.S. Did you try the previous...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 06-26-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 2,000
Posted By zauhar
I choose #1, she seems more engaged and...

I choose #1, she seems more engaged and challenging.

But it's a close call, both are beautiful portraits.


Randy
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 06-26-2015
Replies: 354
Views: 36,058
Posted By zauhar
Wonderful! No apology needed , from my pov Randy

Wonderful! No apology needed , from my pov

Randy
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-25-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 3,425
Posted By zauhar
Your test print can be made with a filter, you...

Your test print can be made with a filter, you should be testing for optimal exposure with your test print/strips. Sounds like you have multiple variables in play!
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-25-2015
Replies: 129
Views: 12,009
Posted By zauhar
Peter, it is in a sense a continuation, but I do...

Peter, it is in a sense a continuation, but I do see two important distinctions - Kerouac and company lived in an age which was much freer. Read his descriptions of life in NYC and the west back then...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-25-2015
Replies: 129
Views: 12,009
Posted By zauhar
Hipsters are expressing a certain discomfort with...

Hipsters are expressing a certain discomfort with 'modernity', and do so with an element of irony - they are reacting to a marketing-based society that traffics in images and artifice, not real...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-25-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 3,425
Posted By zauhar
When you say the letters are not 'exposed enough'...

When you say the letters are not 'exposed enough' I am assuming you mean they don't show up as well against the lighter background produced by the dodging?

This would be a little work, but after...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-23-2015
Replies: 61
Views: 6,364
Posted By zauhar
Just got my m3 back from Sherry today, seems...

Just got my m3 back from Sherry today, seems perfect again- will take out tomorrow.

Randy
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 06-21-2015
Replies: 57
Views: 10,275
Posted By zauhar
I don't have a P, but do have the Canon 7. It...

I don't have a P, but do have the Canon 7. It broke last year and sits broken at the moment.

On the other hand my M3 broke a few weeks ago and I immediately sent it for service. So there you have...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-20-2015
Replies: 61
Views: 6,364
Posted By zauhar
I am waiting to get my M3 back from Sherry, it...

I am waiting to get my M3 back from Sherry, it jammed a few weeks ago .

So, I did nothing with it! But I do have my first MF camers to try out.

Randy
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-17-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 2,478
Posted By zauhar
Stewart I meant more from the philosophical...

Stewart I meant more from the philosophical standpoint that the universe is meaningless without a conscious observer. Without an observer it may as well not exist.

And, I am sure (although there is...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-17-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 2,478
Posted By zauhar
The universe only exists because we are here to...

The universe only exists because we are here to see it.

That makes us pretty big!

Randy
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-16-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 2,975
Posted By zauhar
No case and no strap, I can't stand something...

No case and no strap, I can't stand something dangling from my neck.

Also, I have seen/heard of catastrophic results when cases and straps catch on things.

Randy
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-15-2015
Replies: 116
Views: 12,823
Posted By zauhar
Yes it is! Unfortunately a lot of people from NYC...

Yes it is! Unfortunately a lot of people from NYC have moved down, and the prices are rising in response. Now everyone who owns a shoe-box row house sees their ship coming in.

But Phila. is the...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 06-14-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 4,227
Posted By zauhar
Expanding on what Paul said, I would spot meter...

Expanding on what Paul said, I would spot meter one of the muted areas on the vertical barrier under the handrail, and take that as neutral grey. Which may be what was done here.

OR, just follow...
Forum: Fuji X Series 06-13-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 2,160
Posted By zauhar
Nice work! Looks like they had a blast. Randy

Nice work! Looks like they had a blast.

Randy
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-11-2015
Replies: 116
Views: 12,823
Posted By zauhar
You know, I pay as much attention to Independence...

You know, I pay as much attention to Independence Hall as you do to the Statue of Liberty - it could fall down and I wouldn't know. ;-)

Despite being a local, I have yet to go to the new Barnes,...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-11-2015
Replies: 116
Views: 12,823
Posted By zauhar
Seriously? While you weren't in the most upscale...

Seriously? While you weren't in the most upscale corner of the city, there is not much grime or grit in that spot, unless you hit it on a really bad day!

Not that I find Bushwick threatening, seems...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-11-2015
Replies: 116
Views: 12,823
Posted By zauhar
As MabelSound points out, cell phones are...

As MabelSound points out, cell phones are ubiquitous and make a great cover for surreptitious photography - I saw a tourist yesterday collecting shots of hipsters (some pretty good images too) and no...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-30-2015
Replies: 51
Views: 5,175
Posted By zauhar
I've had it happen! Even if it's in your pocket,...

I've had it happen! Even if it's in your pocket, the room lights up...

But I was lucky, film was unaffected
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-30-2015
Replies: 51
Views: 5,175
Posted By zauhar
In my experience, minor sources of light...

In my experience, minor sources of light (fluorescent tube afterglow, power strip light, blinking LED on computer) are not a problem, so long as they are not close by - just so long as you can't see...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 05-27-2015
Replies: 354
Views: 36,058
Posted By zauhar
Ben, the Ilford cards will not be accepted by...

Ben, the Ilford cards will not be accepted by your post office? Those are standard size, should be accepted...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 05-26-2015
Replies: 354
Views: 36,058
Posted By zauhar
Sent a card to you today - Randy

Sent a card to you today -

Randy
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 05-23-2015
Replies: 354
Views: 36,058
Posted By zauhar
Robert, I can't find the message from Raid. Feel...

Robert, I can't find the message from Raid. Feel free to send me your addres at

[email protected]

Randy
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 05-20-2015
Replies: 354
Views: 36,058
Posted By zauhar
I have a few extra cards ('seconds' that are not...

I have a few extra cards ('seconds' that are not well-centered), I would be happy to include robert blu if I can get an address.

Randy
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 05-19-2015
Replies: 354
Views: 36,058
Posted By zauhar
Ok. The list that I had came from Rob and had...

Ok. The list that I had came from Rob and had some 'extras', some kids at a half way house in Newfoundland. That is the correct list , I hope?

Randy
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 05-19-2015
Replies: 354
Views: 36,058
Posted By zauhar
Hey folks, just got my cards out. Kind of an...

Hey folks, just got my cards out.

Kind of an oddball image, but each card is a custom burned artifact, made with love! (Sort of like SpongeBob and Krabby patties...)

I have really enjoyed the...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 05-19-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 6,052
Posted By zauhar
Dear Roger, thanks for the comments on this. I...

Dear Roger, thanks for the comments on this. I have in fact been amazed at how 'pliable' tri-x is, I have accidentally overexposed by three stops and had a very usable image!

Randy

P.S. Are you...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-19-2015
Replies: 84
Views: 10,701
Posted By zauhar
Ok, fair enough, the canon 7 is not a...

Ok, fair enough, the canon 7 is not a Barnack.

Tell Oskar to stop looking at me that way...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-19-2015
Replies: 84
Views: 10,701
Posted By zauhar
I liked my Canon 7, but it recently stopped...

I liked my Canon 7, but it recently stopped working (shutter jammed). I have not gotten it fixed yet, found a IIIg instead. I definitely prefer it to the Canon, even lacking the RF patch (which on...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-19-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,838
Posted By zauhar
What a beautiful kit. Although I suspect the...

What a beautiful kit.

Although I suspect the camera doesn't work well after (probably) sitting in that nice box for a long time...

Randy
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 05-14-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 6,052
Posted By zauhar
I see this remark frequently - so why is Tri-x...

I see this remark frequently - so why is Tri-x not simply rated at 800?

I am going to assume that 'usable' density is obtained if you rate at 400 or 800, with the negatives a bit thin at 800 and...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 05-14-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 6,052
Posted By zauhar
Just remember that when you develop, to specify...

Just remember that when you develop, to specify the ISO you assumed!

I'm assuming you don't develop yourself. Also make sure that your selected lab knows what 'pushing' means.

Also in that...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-12-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,435
Posted By zauhar
As has anyone of his age and caliber. This does...

As has anyone of his age and caliber. This does not change the fact that the article in question was truly heartfelt (even heartbreaking).

That said, while Butcher clearly is uncomfortable making...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-29-2015
Replies: 165
Views: 14,273
Posted By zauhar
Raid, since I don't give a rat's ass about...

Raid, since I don't give a rat's ass about student evaluations (haven't looked at one since I got tenure), I should try your approach!

Randy
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-29-2015
Replies: 165
Views: 14,273
Posted By zauhar
As always, it is interesting to see Raid and...

As always, it is interesting to see Raid and other faculty members share experiences.

Raid, I am glad that a good share of your students can meet your expectations. This is not my experience - If I...
Forum: Travel 04-21-2015
Replies: 228
Views: 19,156
Posted By zauhar
Indeed - same here in Philadelphia. We schmucks...

Indeed - same here in Philadelphia. We schmucks who pay our property taxes subsidize the tax abatements for million dollar condos. One woman who was featured in the paper owns an expensive apartment,...
Forum: Travel 04-17-2015
Replies: 228
Views: 19,156
Posted By zauhar
Sorry Roger, I was speaking only of the Land of...

Sorry Roger, I was speaking only of the Land of the Free, Home of the Totally F-cked Up. Although I am not totally sure about Canada, I suspect in the woods there I would be mostly worried about...
Forum: Travel 04-17-2015
Replies: 228
Views: 19,156
Posted By zauhar
Cal, you bring up the critical point that remote,...

Cal, you bring up the critical point that remote, rural areas often have a higher crime rate than urban centers, a fact that people pining for a 'peaceful life in the woods' like to ignore (or are...
Forum: Travel 04-16-2015
Replies: 228
Views: 19,156
Posted By zauhar
Tex, would not surprise me if there are more KKK...

Tex, would not surprise me if there are more KKK / white supremacist members here in Pennsylvania than you will find in Texas.

Randy
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-16-2015
Replies: 91
Views: 9,757
Posted By zauhar
Hey, this guy couldn't be exploited, he tried to...

Hey, this guy couldn't be exploited, he tried to return fire -



http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/41022/med_U41022I1335666392.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Travel 04-16-2015
Replies: 228
Views: 19,156
Posted By zauhar
Cal, our visit to Portland was part of a "last"...

Cal, our visit to Portland was part of a "last" family trip before our eldest (Catherine) started college. The main motivation - honestly - is that she and I are both fans of 'Portlandia'. One...
Forum: Travel 04-16-2015
Replies: 228
Views: 19,156
Posted By zauhar
We visited Portland, Ore. a while back, that's a...

We visited Portland, Ore. a while back, that's a fabulous place, beautiful environment and friendly natives. Not sure of the cost of housing. I think the winters are reasonably mild (more rain than...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-16-2015
Replies: 165
Views: 14,273
Posted By zauhar
Uhm, what? What does the opportunity to meet with...

Uhm, what? What does the opportunity to meet with a noted public intellectual have to do with family relationships? I guess you have some grudge agains the theory of universal grammar?

Raid, glad...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-08-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 2,139
Posted By zauhar
Jim, curiously my LPL enlarger spills light...

Jim, curiously my LPL enlarger spills light everywhere. I spent quite a while affixing black paper in strategic locations to correct that!

Randy
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-08-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 2,139
Posted By zauhar
Don't you want to focus with the paper on the...

Don't you want to focus with the paper on the easel, not the baseboard?

In any event, I don't think that light reflecting up off the baseboard will fog the paper. Light reflecting off the walls is...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 04-07-2015
Replies: 36
Views: 5,060
Posted By zauhar
Fabulous! Great work under tough conditions....

Fabulous! Great work under tough conditions.

Did you try to sell those to the Daily News?

EDIT: Maybe if someone was holding a puppy?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-05-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1,645
Posted By zauhar
I likewise recently got that lens, have not had...

I likewise recently got that lens, have not had focussing issues on IIIg , so I have to support the suggestion its a lens problem.

Randy
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-24-2015
Replies: 165
Views: 15,668
Posted By zauhar
Stewart, thanks for my first laugh of the...

Stewart, thanks for my first laugh of the day!

Randy
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-10-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 6,016
Posted By zauhar
Horesmilk, I once accidentally swapped the blix...

Horesmilk, I once accidentally swapped the blix and developer (i.e. processed with blix first), and believe it or not I actually got usable images - but they had a color cast like yours. Any chance...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 03-04-2015
Replies: 522
Views: 32,448
Posted By zauhar
Like the sense of space, and the way the pose of...

Like the sense of space, and the way the pose of the backhoe echoes the form of the building. My impulse is for a slightly tighter crop.

Not an exciting image, but interesting.

P.S. This is for...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 03-03-2015
Replies: 107
Views: 6,280
Posted By zauhar
Every time I have seem a thread started like...

Every time I have seem a thread started like this, the OP kicks it off with what is clearly an excellent image - then they say, all humble pie, 'Gosh folks, I'm not really sure about this, what could...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 03-02-2015
Replies: 354
Views: 36,058
Posted By zauhar
I'm in again Rob, thanks as always for starting...

I'm in again Rob, thanks as always for starting this.

I will aim to do better this time in acknowledging the work of my fellow participants as it arrives - I always mean to do that, but life gets in...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 02-24-2015
Replies: 53
Views: 4,753
Posted By zauhar
The point I'm trying to make - Some Chinese,...

The point I'm trying to make - Some Chinese, under Mao, felt that there was some sense of stability ('the iron rice bowl'), and a real sense of community and social responsibility. There is now a...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 02-24-2015
Replies: 53
Views: 4,753
Posted By zauhar
Yeah, Victor, the 'quagmire' that once was known...

Yeah, Victor, the 'quagmire' that once was known as a decent life. Since you want to use personal experience as a credential, I did live through those times, and things were much better for the US...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 02-24-2015
Replies: 53
Views: 4,753
Posted By zauhar
Victor, my wife grew up there. While she did not...

Victor, my wife grew up there. While she did not grow up hungry, her parents fell victim to the cultural revolution, especially her dad, and they suffered a lot in some remote village as you...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 02-24-2015
Replies: 53
Views: 4,753
Posted By zauhar
Interesting photo essay, thanks for posting the...

Interesting photo essay, thanks for posting the link. My wife grew up in the PRC, long before it became a capitalist dictatorship. She no longer enjoys traveling back, a sentiment I hear from many...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 02-22-2015
Replies: 148
Views: 13,527
Posted By zauhar
That's one wonderful image - I agree with Jesse,...

That's one wonderful image - I agree with Jesse, that is excellent, multiple layers and visually compelling elements.

A practical question - how close were you to the young lady? Unless that was a...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-14-2015
Replies: 153
Views: 13,333
Posted By zauhar
I asked my wife, a psychiatrist, what category...

I asked my wife, a psychiatrist, what category the OP falls under in the DSM IV. (I changed the story to 'cooks all the time but doesn't eat his own food' as a close-enough analogy to avoid violating...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-13-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 1,554
Posted By zauhar
Michael, try a 5ml transfer pipette for...

Michael, try a 5ml transfer pipette for introducing photoflo. I just leave it in the bottle and pull up maybe 1 or 2 ml, which seems completely adequate.

Maybe you want to make a drying cabinet of...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 02-10-2015
Replies: 41
Views: 5,666
Posted By zauhar
Roger, I am also irritated when people ask...

Roger, I am also irritated when people ask questions like that.

Couple other things -

People who can't distinguish between 'lose' and 'loose', as in 'I need to loose some weight'.

Students who...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-31-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 7,262
Posted By zauhar
If there were really only a dozen made, I should...

If there were really only a dozen made, I should think they ARE valuable, even if nothing special as a camera.

Like the john Ivey leica m ;-)
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-31-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 7,262
Posted By zauhar
This link -...

This link - http://www.amateurphotographer.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?679-Can-anyone-help/page3 - claims that only a few of these were made, and maybe that's why such a high price?

I only googled...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-30-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,688
Posted By zauhar
Looks like a very cool collection, and no one...

Looks like a very cool collection, and no one mentioned the rangefinders and what they might be worth.

Of course, you need to face reality: once you buy this set, you may not know what to do with...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-27-2015
Replies: 1,345
Views: 394,387
Posted By zauhar
Helen, I love this! ^^^ Randy

Helen, I love this! ^^^

Randy
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 01-21-2015
Replies: 137
Views: 10,790
Posted By zauhar
It's free association, Joe. The male train of...

It's free association, Joe. The male train of thought must eventually make a stop at Sex Station.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-12-2015
Replies: 45
Views: 5,138
Posted By zauhar
Phil, I can help with the C-41 and E-6, if you...

Phil, I can help with the C-41 and E-6, if you trust me to do it.

Randy
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 01-08-2015
Replies: 90
Views: 8,226
Posted By zauhar
Just for the record, you have my deepest...

Just for the record, you have my deepest sympathy. That sounds truly miserable, and I hope you and your family get past this.

I think the washing machine would have made it into a Twilight Zone...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-07-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 2,308
Posted By zauhar
What is 'botched'? #2 looks washed out, which...

What is 'botched'? #2 looks washed out, which could be your processing or maybe just the harsh light. The contrast in the others is very high, are the negatives overexposed?

Maybe it is obvious to...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 01-07-2015
Replies: 90
Views: 8,226
Posted By zauhar
****! Just realized I missed the deadline as...

****! Just realized I missed the deadline as well! For some reason I thought it was the middle of the month.

Well, I will just put them in the gallery.

Now there is no way I can lose!

Randy
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-24-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 1,025
Posted By zauhar
Arnold is clearly overwhelmed by his own...

Arnold is clearly overwhelmed by his own brilliance and ingenuity!

Great link! The 'selfie stick' is a pretty obvious idea, but then in the present age it's people with the obvious ideas who seem to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-20-2014
Replies: 8,951
Views: 874,318
Posted By zauhar
A 90mm Summicron in thread mount, from RFFer...

A 90mm Summicron in thread mount, from RFFer nanthor. My early Xmas gift this year.

A beautiful (and enormous) lens!
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 12-17-2014
Replies: 90
Views: 8,226
Posted By zauhar
Simon, most of the photos in past challenges were...

Simon, most of the photos in past challenges were not really 'decisive moment' in the HCB sense (well, I had one once, but it didn't win!)

Just pick the one you like best, and don't worry about the...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 12-17-2014
Replies: 90
Views: 8,226
Posted By zauhar
Went out Saturday and Sunday, developed most of...

Went out Saturday and Sunday, developed most of the film Sunday night. Nothing very 'decisive' but I will post what I like best soon.

This challenge was well-timed for me - I took a break from...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 12-17-2014
Replies: 201
Views: 17,009
Posted By zauhar
Don't even suggest it! Glad to hear you're home,...

Don't even suggest it!

Glad to hear you're home, I hope you enjoy steady progress in your recovery. I bet your family is happy to have you back at home for the holidays.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 12-08-2014
Replies: 75
Views: 13,902
Posted By zauhar
Roger, what about a tread-mount Ferrari? Randy

Roger, what about a tread-mount Ferrari?

Randy
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-10-2014
Replies: 103
Views: 8,359
Posted By zauhar
You can surely find no shortage of civil rights...

You can surely find no shortage of civil rights abuses from any decade of US history, but there has never been a time in my life when the OFFICIAL position was to condone torture and overturn of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-10-2014
Replies: 103
Views: 8,359
Posted By zauhar
If you read Roger's original statement, you will...

If you read Roger's original statement, you will see it was far from self-aggrandizing. It takes real courage to stand up to authority today, now that we live in a police state (I think that could...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-10-2014
Replies: 103
Views: 8,359
Posted By zauhar
I believe the status quo needs to be attacked and...

I believe the status quo needs to be attacked and torn down.

I am modestly feral, but I bristle at being called a useful idiot. ;-)
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 11-09-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 1,454
Posted By zauhar
Thanks for the link, nice article. There are...

Thanks for the link, nice article.

There are indeed too many images today, but they are only overwhelming if you bother to look at them all.

Randy
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 11-06-2014
Replies: 90
Views: 8,226
Posted By zauhar
I'm in. Randy

I'm in.

Randy
Forum: RFF Polls 10-28-2014
Replies: 81
Views: 16,162
Posted By zauhar
I am as old as my M3! I'm not dead yet, but I am...

I am as old as my M3!

I'm not dead yet, but I am working on it.

Randy
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-20-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,364
Posted By zauhar
I have the same issue once in a while on my M3. I...

I have the same issue once in a while on my M3. I have gotten in the habit of depressing the shutter release slightly, to make sure it is ready to fire. If not I give the advance a 'kick'. I realize...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 10-13-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 3,618
Posted By zauhar
+1 Randy

+1

Randy
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-12-2014
Replies: 158
Views: 16,568
Posted By zauhar
Nice to see that they made the goal, and with...

Nice to see that they made the goal, and with much time to spare.

Certainly indicates a healthy interest in film. The folks at Ilford should feel good about this, as Ferrania is keeping film...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 10-12-2014
Replies: 69
Views: 8,202
Posted By zauhar
I have to admit that I can't fathom why anyone...

I have to admit that I can't fathom why anyone would buy an expensive digital camera that is purposely crippled. I understand that this is a collector's item, but it's a silly sort of collector's...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-09-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 3,591
Posted By zauhar
Exceptional portraits of your Dad, what a great...

Exceptional portraits of your Dad, what a great face!

I am not sure the photos of you on the bus make compelling pairings, but it is a worthwhile experiment.

My sympathies that you lost your Dad...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-06-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 798
Posted By zauhar
You mean the 'HD look'? I also dislike it, but...

You mean the 'HD look'?

I also dislike it, but the photos are excellent nonetheless.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-05-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 3,440
Posted By zauhar
Do you mind sharing your agitation scheme? While...

Do you mind sharing your agitation scheme? While I got pretty good results with a tank and stick agitation every 30 sec, things improved with a Jobo processor and constant agitation. Of course that...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-05-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 3,440
Posted By zauhar
Seriously?! It's been a while since I used a lab...

Seriously?! It's been a while since I used a lab to process, but I have never seen anything like that. (I do realize this is directed more to folks down under.)

Any reason you have not tried C-41...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-01-2014
Replies: 158
Views: 16,568
Posted By zauhar
Someone needs to acknowledge your positive...

Someone needs to acknowledge your positive comment - these things spin out of control too fast on the internet.

All the best,

Randy
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-01-2014
Replies: 158
Views: 16,568
Posted By zauhar
I was initially suspicious of their efforts -...

I was initially suspicious of their efforts - there was some initial buzz, then quiet for a long time. I figured it was not a serious project.

Now I see that the lead is being taken by some...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 09-30-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 2,803
Posted By zauhar
Just pledged as well. Something about the images...

Just pledged as well. Something about the images of the cardboard boxes to hold the film made it all seem so real!
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-30-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 800
Posted By zauhar
My daughter's Kickstarter film project

Film as in motion picture, that is:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/kitzauhar/helicopter

This is a project Catherine (aka Kit) is directing while in her second year at NYU film school. Please...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-24-2014
Replies: 50
Views: 4,365
Posted By zauhar
Kutay, so sorry to hear of your bad news. Do not...

Kutay, so sorry to hear of your bad news. Do not give up hope, give yourself a chance!

If not already suggested, you might consider an exhibition in a less formal and less competitive space - coffee...
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