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Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 1 Week Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 434
Posted By olifaunt
Yes I am sure. Typical photo chemicals are...

Yes I am sure. Typical photo chemicals are toxic.

Photolabs, universities, etc., are not allowed to dispose of their chemicals into the public sewer system. Besides toxicity, the silver for example...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 1 Week Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 434
Posted By olifaunt
It may be a health risk to contaminate the sinks...

It may be a health risk to contaminate the sinks you use for washing food and dishes. Also, you are not supposed dispose of developer/fixer into public drains.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 647
Posted By olifaunt
I find sunny 11 works pretty well for Kodak...

I find sunny 11 works pretty well for Kodak 400-speed films including Portra 400 and TriX 400. Coincidentally that is what my camera's meter tends to do anyway, rightly or wrongly. I'm at 40 degrees...
Forum: Jim Lager - Leica Historian 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 755
Posted By olifaunt
Very creepy and extremely problematic, like the...

Very creepy and extremely problematic, like the trade in all third reich memorabilia.
Forum: Jim Lager - Leica Historian 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 755
Posted By olifaunt
My apologies then! I was just thinking of when I...

My apologies then! I was just thinking of when I moved to the U.S. and had to change my "o"s to "a"s so as not to have to repeat myself ad infinitum to be understood. Or even my "a"s to "a"s, as in...
Forum: Jim Lager - Leica Historian 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 755
Posted By olifaunt
American o sounds like German a, so it's possible...

American o sounds like German a, so it's possible she wasn't.
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 206
Views: 5,006
Posted By olifaunt
I think the problem is that the updates will only...

I think the problem is that the updates will only install on newer phones.
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 206
Views: 5,006
Posted By olifaunt
Yeah, I was finally able to upload a couple of...

Yeah, I was finally able to upload a couple of pictures. But I deleted them when I saw notifications that they were faved but no record of the faves when I went to the picture.

I think I'll wait...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 206
Views: 5,006
Posted By olifaunt
Yeah, I was finally able to upload a couple of...

Yeah, I was finally able to upload a couple of pictures. But I deleted them when I saw notifications that they were faved but no record of the faves.

I think I'll wait until the bugs are ironed out...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 481
Posted By olifaunt
See...

See https://fstoppers.com/business/use-my-new-ultimate-film-processing-price-guide-decide-which-lab-right-you-165961

The note on DR5 at the end might be relevant to bulk processing.
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 206
Views: 5,006
Posted By olifaunt
I still cannot upload anything. It keeps timing...

I still cannot upload anything. It keeps timing out.
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 206
Views: 5,006
Posted By olifaunt
I am trying to upload a picture. It keeps timing...

I am trying to upload a picture. It keeps timing out after about 20 seconds. I tried about 20 times without success.

I pity the poor people who actually got roped into paying for this.
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 206
Views: 5,006
Posted By olifaunt
Except you analogy breaks down completely if you...

Except you analogy breaks down completely if you look at the length of this thread and look at the dates. They have been "working on it" for many months of ever deteriorating performance, which...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 206
Views: 5,006
Posted By olifaunt
Yes, I know they have lost a lot of people over...

Yes, I know they have lost a lot of people over the past year. Many of the people I follow have just dropped offline and haven't been posting in months. Maybe they have gone to Instagram.
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 206
Views: 5,006
Posted By olifaunt
Yes. For example, the phone app isn't working yet...

Yes. For example, the phone app isn't working yet so I can't fave any pics from it.

The solution is (probably) to wait a few weeks before posting if you want your stuff to be seen on Flickr. I'm not...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 206
Views: 5,006
Posted By olifaunt
They replaced it with a very low-rent graphic....

They replaced it with a very low-rent graphic. This is probably not a good sign.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 1,134
Posted By olifaunt
If you don't support their policies maybe...

If you don't support their policies maybe enriching them by buying tickets is the wrong way to go.
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 948
Posted By olifaunt
Great pics. It's a very pleasurable camera to use...

Great pics. It's a very pleasurable camera to use indeed.
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 504
Posted By olifaunt
I look at image on screen for a long time...

I look at image on screen for a long time sometimes. It is not cursory for me.

I don't quite see why what you say needs to be the case though. Do you have a high-resolution retina-type screen (whose...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 504
Posted By olifaunt
Yes and no. I have compared my own B&W scans to...

Yes and no.

I have compared my own B&W scans to my darkroom wet prints and the prints definitely look more beautiful to me.

But screens can be good for B&W. If you watch that recent Winogrand...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 1,481
Posted By olifaunt
There are the trust fund hipsters, mostly in New...

There are the trust fund hipsters, mostly in New York City and San Francisco, I am told. They are said to use expensive Yashicas or Contaxes, or even Leicas.

Then there are the young hip and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 206
Views: 5,006
Posted By olifaunt
The app loads only some photos in the stream, the...

The app loads only some photos in the stream, the other stay blank and reloading makes no difference, so I can’t see pics of people I follow and vice versa.

Some variant of the stream being down has...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 1,091
Posted By olifaunt
I've decided that if I am only going to consider...

I've decided that if I am only going to consider my photography as valid insofar I can get masterpieces, I will be a very unhappy photographer (since masterpieces are rare).

I'd rather put on some...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 05-11-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 511
Posted By olifaunt
You have to google it. And you can only read one...

You have to google it. And you can only read one article without subscribing, which is why other people's links won't work.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-08-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 557
Posted By olifaunt
Photographer's block

I have been unable to finish a roll of film for the past two months. Weather has admittedly been bad, but even on good days I can go on long walks and not take a single picture. It just seems like...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-08-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,091
Posted By olifaunt
It is very difficult to judge one's own stuff, so...

It is very difficult to judge one's own stuff, so I also crowdsource my education. What has made me improve a lot has been submitting my work to moderated galleries whose curators I have a lot of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-08-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,091
Posted By olifaunt
This is why I keep everything. Even if it has no...

This is why I keep everything. Even if it has no artistic value, it jogs my memory. There is so much of my life that is lost in the mists of time and this way some of it comes back. Just the other...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-07-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,091
Posted By olifaunt
I just keep everything. I don't get throwing away...

I just keep everything. I don't get throwing away photos. (My mom does it with my dad's photos she knows I might want and it drives me insane; it's OCD-like behavior on her part.) Also, it sometimes...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-07-2019
Replies: 206
Views: 5,006
Posted By olifaunt
No, I have under 100 photos. I just use it as a...

No, I have under 100 photos. I just use it as a portfolio of my best stuff.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-07-2019
Replies: 206
Views: 5,006
Posted By olifaunt
Maybe one of those "buy the competition then kill...

Maybe one of those "buy the competition then kill it" business practices.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-06-2019
Replies: 206
Views: 5,006
Posted By olifaunt
So my feed is gone: "It doesn't look like you...

So my feed is gone: "It doesn't look like you follow anyone with photos."

Anyone else have this? I follow more than 1000 people!!!!!!
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 05-06-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 948
Posted By olifaunt
I've learned the hard way - unless you absolutely...

I've learned the hard way - unless you absolutely can't work around what might be wrong with the camera, don't send it in. They will ruin it; I can guarantee it.
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 05-06-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 948
Posted By olifaunt
Seems like a nice camera, but shutter speed only...

Seems like a nice camera, but shutter speed only up to 1/500th, compared to 1/1000th for the CLE. This matters for photographing moving subjects, so the Hi-Matic would not be as good a street camera...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 05-04-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 356
Posted By olifaunt
Dammit, I was just in NYC and didn't know about...

Dammit, I was just in NYC and didn't know about it. Bad, dumb Olifaunt :(
Forum: Photo Software 04-30-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 282
Posted By olifaunt
You can share private photos on Flickr via...

You can share private photos on Flickr via texting, Whatsapp, or other social media.
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 04-30-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 948
Posted By olifaunt
Congrats. I bought a mint CLE+Rokkor a year ago,...

Congrats. I bought a mint CLE+Rokkor a year ago, for significantly more than that. But even so I feel that it has already paid off in great pictures I've been able to make using it. It is a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-29-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,753
Posted By olifaunt
Either teach young people or date young people or...

Either teach young people or date young people or both. Best inoculation against this old fuddy-duddy thinking in my experience. It's a revelation how great the young people today are despite living...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-29-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,753
Posted By olifaunt
Yeah I missed that, and the quaaludes, born too...

Yeah I missed that, and the quaaludes, born too late haha.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-27-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,753
Posted By olifaunt
Now they are also very popular, if not mostly for...

Now they are also very popular, if not mostly for weight loss. They are being given like candy by doctors to children to study and college students use tons of them - with or without ADHD diagnoses....
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-27-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,753
Posted By olifaunt
My feeling is that cigarettes are the only major...

My feeling is that cigarettes are the only major difference between then and now. Maybe with vaping pens the new generation will stay thin again without (possibly) the cancer.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-27-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,753
Posted By olifaunt
I used to think so. Now those buildings are aging...

I used to think so. Now those buildings are aging and are looking better and better to me.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-27-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 349
Posted By olifaunt
Shutter/advance lever was stuck on my Minolta...

Shutter/advance lever was stuck on my Minolta CLE. I took it in to a local shop and the problem was that the shutter hadn't fully gone back to its centered "resting" position after the last frame on...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-27-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,059
Posted By olifaunt
Be aware that if you overexpose negative film a...

Be aware that if you overexpose negative film a stop or two, the negatives will be denser but the results will usually look perfectly fine if scanned or printed correctly. However, some labs will...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-26-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 2,370
Posted By olifaunt
One should check out the percentage positive...

One should check out the percentage positive reviews and how many. If the percentage is less than 99% it is best to check what actual negative reviews were about.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-26-2019
Replies: 99
Views: 2,903
Posted By olifaunt
This is wonderful.

This is wonderful.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-19-2019
Replies: 96
Views: 4,276
Posted By olifaunt
40mm Rokkor. Because street photography...

40mm Rokkor.

Because street photography decisions are fast, I think it is good to use a focal length that shows you the scene as you see it so that you can compose intuitively. As much as I love...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 04-19-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 881
Posted By olifaunt
Still watching it but what is fantastic about it...

Still watching it but what is fantastic about it is that the entire film is basically a montage of his pictures. Tons and tons of ridiculously great pictures that I had never seen, in great quality...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 04-19-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 881
Posted By olifaunt
Looks like it is available in full right now from...

Looks like it is available in full right now from the PBS site, not just a preview. I started streaming it to check and it seems to be streaming the entire film, still at work so I can't watch the...
Forum: Digital Compacts 04-19-2019
Replies: 284
Views: 17,023
Posted By olifaunt
The tonal rendering looks really good in all your...

The tonal rendering looks really good in all your pictures posted. For example, I'm not seeing the harsh highlights or lack of dynamic range I would normally expect from the GR2, and many of the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-17-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 878
Posted By olifaunt
I don't know. Materialism? For film photography,...

I don't know. Materialism? For film photography, once you have a camera/lens combo you like using and like the results of, you don't really need anything more.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-17-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,059
Posted By olifaunt
May I ask why not? If you shoot negative film,...

May I ask why not? If you shoot negative film, which is a good starting point, it really is extremely forgiving. Just try a couple of rolls and you will see it is really a completely different world...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-17-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 878
Posted By olifaunt
I feel like this is more of a digital thing. Once...

I feel like this is more of a digital thing. Once you have a film camera and lens you like, your equipment will never be out of date again.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-15-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,059
Posted By olifaunt
You can also use the film exposure guide; it's a...

You can also use the film exposure guide; it's a small table, for example for Portra 400 https://imaging.kodakalaris.com/sites/prod/files/files/products/e4050_portra_400.pdf. You can also use a...
Forum: Digital Compacts 04-14-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,543
Posted By olifaunt
You know, the perfect cameras already exist. They...

You know, the perfect cameras already exist. They were made in the last century, they are in any size you want, they give you much better pictures than digital, and you can still buy them.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-12-2019
Replies: 206
Views: 5,006
Posted By olifaunt
OK, so Flickr has just been going from bad to...

OK, so Flickr has just been going from bad to worse lately.

This is all of fast internet connections: I can't catch up with people I follow because images don't load. Paging thru on a mobile device...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-12-2019
Replies: 118
Views: 10,420
Posted By olifaunt
How do you all dispose of developer/fixer? At...

How do you all dispose of developer/fixer? At school they make a rather big deal of contamination risks and safe disposal into special tanks that then get taken somewhere, which is one of the things...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-06-2019
Replies: 67
Views: 1,120
Posted By olifaunt
Do you see this blur in your photostream on...

Do you see this blur in your photostream on Flickr itself (besides the download menu)? I still see everything super sharp there, so this would right now only affect embedding links, like sharing here...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-06-2019
Replies: 67
Views: 1,120
Posted By olifaunt
My live images are displayed sharp. If I go to...

My live images are displayed sharp. If I go to "view all sizes," the downsized versions seem blurry but I think it may be in part because Flickr is erroneously displaying them in the browser at a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-06-2019
Replies: 67
Views: 1,120
Posted By olifaunt
The two images you posted look exactly the same...

The two images you posted look exactly the same on my browser screen as of this moment.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 04-06-2019
Replies: 848
Views: 184,292
Posted By olifaunt
I see what you mean. My guess is they may be...

I see what you mean. My guess is they may be using a faster/cruder downsizing algorithm on the "live" server. They are in the process of migrating servers. Hopefully this is temporary, but who ever...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-06-2019
Replies: 67
Views: 1,120
Posted By olifaunt
May I ask what you mean when you say you "choose"...

May I ask what you mean when you say you "choose" 584 x 800 for landscape? Any 584 x 800 image will be very blurry when resized to full screen, so what you are saying doesn't really make sense to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-05-2019
Replies: 67
Views: 1,120
Posted By olifaunt
Also if you use a staticflickr link to refer to...

Also if you use a staticflickr link to refer to the photo you might check if it is the same staticflickr address that you get if you newly click on the download link of the photo of that size from...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-05-2019
Replies: 67
Views: 1,120
Posted By olifaunt
How about if you download the original (link on...

How about if you download the original (link on lower right of image on desktop/laptop browser) to your computer? You should get the full original uploaded image that way. Then look at it in a photo...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-05-2019
Replies: 67
Views: 1,120
Posted By olifaunt
Do you have the same problem when you use the...

Do you have the same problem when you use the normal URL that you get when you click the photo in your stream, like this:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/[yourname]/[photoid]

This way Flickr...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-05-2019
Replies: 67
Views: 1,120
Posted By olifaunt
That link now points to an image of size 639 ×...

That link now points to an image of size 639 × 799 pixels. On my laptop's 4K screen that is a native size of about 3 inches high - at that size it is sharp. My browser will automatically blow it up...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-05-2019
Replies: 67
Views: 1,120
Posted By olifaunt
The picture at that link is very small-sized....

The picture at that link is very small-sized. 800x583. On my old desktop monitor HD with visible pixels, not even 4K) it displays as a smallish picture (about 4x6 inches) and the screen pixels seem...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-04-2019
Replies: 137
Views: 11,336
Posted By olifaunt
Nice. The CLE+40 Rokkor is my main camera for...

Nice. The CLE+40 Rokkor is my main camera for what I think of as my "real" stuff, day or night. It's good enough for almost anything I will ever need, except it was an expensive investment for me and...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-03-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,566
Posted By olifaunt
Ugh, I just read the Alaris annual report to try...

Ugh, I just read the Alaris annual report to try to figure this out. I forgot how revolting the business of business marketing was. I have to go take a shower now.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-03-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,566
Posted By olifaunt
Wait, are we talking about (Eastman) Kodak or...

Wait, are we talking about (Eastman) Kodak or Kodak Alaris? Kodak Alaris makes Tri-X, and I thought Alaris was a separate entity from Kodak.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-31-2019
Replies: 85
Views: 2,214
Posted By olifaunt
Those are not client countries of the U.S., and...

Those are not client countries of the U.S., and they have some civil rights protections, so maybe the O.P.'s "anywhere" was too broad, but only slightly. Elsewhere, forget about it. I come from a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-29-2019
Replies: 85
Views: 2,214
Posted By olifaunt
What? Did they really think infinite recursion of...

What? Did they really think infinite recursion of images within images would cause the security cameras to explode?
Forum: RFF Polls 03-29-2019
Replies: 2,881
Views: 1,779,668
Posted By olifaunt
Double post due to double clicking button. There...

Double post due to double clicking button. There should be a delete option
Forum: RFF Polls 03-29-2019
Replies: 2,881
Views: 1,779,668
Posted By olifaunt
Unfortunately another dark weather weekend, so...

Unfortunately another dark weather weekend, so nothing to do but post old not-good-enough pics on Flickr stoned and then regretfully delete them once I come to my senses.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-29-2019
Replies: 85
Views: 2,214
Posted By olifaunt
In all of these situations except the mall it...

In all of these situations except the mall it sounds like you were doing something completely legal (in U.S. law) and their orders for you to leave were actually a violation of your civil rights.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-26-2019
Replies: 91
Views: 2,517
Posted By olifaunt
This is all speculation: I think bad scanning...

This is all speculation:

I think bad scanning complicates things. The Capitol film picture posted here seems like a bad scan so it is not helpful. At that size you really shouldn't see any visible...
Forum: Digital Compacts 03-26-2019
Replies: 284
Views: 17,023
Posted By olifaunt
Ah thanks, in any case the tones seem very nice....

Ah thanks, in any case the tones seem very nice. It looks filmlike.
Forum: Digital Compacts 03-26-2019
Replies: 284
Views: 17,023
Posted By olifaunt
These are excellent. Is this standard JPEG color?...

These are excellent. Is this standard JPEG color? If it is, I want the camera.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-26-2019
Replies: 91
Views: 2,517
Posted By olifaunt
Yeah I find digital imaging even today to be...

Yeah I find digital imaging even today to be really bad at textures, especially in black and white. Plasticky or oily (as in rocks seemingly covered with grease) comes to mind. Even a clear sky never...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-24-2019
Replies: 102
Views: 2,834
Posted By olifaunt
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Forum: Photography General Interest 03-22-2019
Replies: 91
Views: 2,517
Posted By olifaunt
It is a question of taste. For me, negative film...

It is a question of taste. For me, negative film is so much easier to get pleasing results with than digital. All of the above digital images, while nicely composed, have something about them that...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-21-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 1,267
Posted By olifaunt
Thank you for the Jeff Wall interview reference....

Thank you for the Jeff Wall interview reference. I think some of their discussion may be based on false assumptions regarding Winogrand though. Winogrand didn't "shoot without looking" or "work hard...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-21-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 1,267
Posted By olifaunt
I like Winogrand too. He took tons of pictures...

I like Winogrand too. He took tons of pictures but he was in a category where I don't think "spray" is applicable. I have a book that shows a couple of his contact sheets, and pretty much every...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-20-2019
Replies: 73
Views: 1,753
Posted By olifaunt
What is image quality? A couple of students I...

What is image quality? A couple of students I share a darkroom with produce better images with under $100 film SLRs than anything I've lately seen posted to a Leica forum.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-18-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 1,881
Posted By olifaunt
The CLE also has a built-in meter as well as...

The CLE also has a built-in meter as well as aperture mode auto-exposure like the Bessa. (Also, the CLE exposure lock workaround has been described above but I almost never need it; I almost always...
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 03-07-2019
Replies: 76
Views: 16,668
Posted By olifaunt
Many of the younger folks who are really that...

Many of the younger folks who are really that seriously into photography as art are more interested in film again; it's a poorer generation that cannot afford what many consider vanity items for old...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-27-2019
Replies: 163
Views: 4,731
Posted By olifaunt
Ah, but you are cheating a little ;) You are not...

Ah, but you are cheating a little ;) You are not including the rest of the camera, namely the necessary smartphone. (I don't carry a phone so it would be additional for me.)

EDIT: I see one can use...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-27-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,362
Posted By olifaunt
I just do this, from the Kodak Portra Technical...

I just do this, from the Kodak Portra Technical data sheet http://imaging.kodakalaris.com/sites/prod/files/files/products/e4050_portra_400.pdf, except I usually add a stop of extra exposure for...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-25-2019
Replies: 163
Views: 4,731
Posted By olifaunt
Rollei...

Rollei 35

http://www.rolleiclub.com/cameras/35classic/im/Queen_E_II.JPG
Forum: Digital Compacts 02-25-2019
Replies: 284
Views: 17,023
Posted By olifaunt
Viewfinders usually have diopter adjustments so...

Viewfinders usually have diopter adjustments so most people won't have to use reading glasses - you can set the image in the display to be at infinity. It is usually a small difficult to see...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-22-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,280
Posted By olifaunt
That's too bad. In my area a good number of...

That's too bad. In my area a good number of colleges and universities within a 50 mile radius offer film darkroom courses. A film darkroom is designed into the new arts building that they are going...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-22-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,280
Posted By olifaunt
I was photographing some young skateboarding guys...

I was photographing some young skateboarding guys (probably around 18 years old) doing jumps in a city square. When one asked me what I was shooting, I answered that I was doing candid people and...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-22-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,280
Posted By olifaunt
As taught here, it is a very time-consuming...

As taught here, it is a very time-consuming course with many hours weekly in the darkroom, not at all easy. It is also expensive in materials. Probably half or more of the students in my class are...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-20-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,280
Posted By olifaunt
We had too high enrollment for the darkroom (a...

We had too high enrollment for the darkroom (a dozen enlargers) so the teacher had to scare away students (to drop the class).
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-20-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,280
Posted By olifaunt
At my university (an average state university in...

At my university (an average state university in the U.S.) I would estimate (since I am taking it) there are about 20 undergrads taking just the introductory film/darkroom course this semester, which...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-18-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,058
Posted By olifaunt
There are many film cameras being sold for parts...

There are many film cameras being sold for parts online. A marketplace that could match working parts with cameras that need it would perhaps be an easier first step.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-18-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 1,881
Posted By olifaunt
Not me (my phone is from 2011), but I might point...

Not me (my phone is from 2011), but I might point out that people will pay more than double that for a disposable cellphone or disposable APS-C digital camera today. (Disposable meaning a typical 2...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-17-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 1,881
Posted By olifaunt
True, but I use an almost 40-year old 80s CLE and...

True, but I use an almost 40-year old 80s CLE and a continuously owned 25-year old early 90s Olympus clamshell automatic P&S. Both have simple electronics and feel reliable to me, which is more than...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-17-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,058
Posted By olifaunt
Even (quality) P&S cameras from the 90s sell for...

Even (quality) P&S cameras from the 90s sell for well over a grand now, and will only appreciate as time wears on, so getting one repaired for $100 or even $200 could be well worth it, compared to...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-16-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 1,881
Posted By olifaunt
I can't say anything about the M2. I have a CLE...

I can't say anything about the M2. I have a CLE with 40mm Rokkor as my main street and all-purpose camera. I love the CLE but it is not a small as you'd think and has weight and heft - I can't...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-12-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 719
Posted By olifaunt
Home developing is straightforward. Assuming you...

Home developing is straightforward. Assuming you are doing this for electronic use, it is the scanning that is tedious and an awful pain in the behind. Scanning is expensive to get done, but if you...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-12-2019
Replies: 206
Views: 5,006
Posted By olifaunt
In case anyone was wondering why they didn't get...

In case anyone was wondering why they didn't get many faves - Now the browser version has that same bug again where the faves don't take (it had that before as well).

You can do a few faves, then...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-05-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 881
Posted By olifaunt
Yes. Don't use them ;P

Yes. Don't use them ;P
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-05-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 356
Posted By olifaunt
The point on the focus ring where infinity focus...

The point on the focus ring where infinity focus happens can depend on temperature (expansion, contraction), so it makes sense that some lenses would have some room for adjustment beyond the infinity...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-30-2019
Replies: 71
Views: 1,439
Posted By olifaunt
There will be descendants who will curse you if...

There will be descendants who will curse you if you throw them away. I went through boxes of my late dad’s photos recently that my mom was going to throw away. There are tons of fantastic photos,...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-30-2019
Replies: 67
Views: 4,175
Posted By olifaunt
The 40mm ;) M-Rokkor f/2. Close enough to 35mm...

The 40mm ;) M-Rokkor f/2. Close enough to 35mm for most purposes.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-29-2019
Replies: 132
Views: 3,076
Posted By olifaunt
I'd say about a third of the photography shelf...

I'd say about a third of the photography shelf space at my local big box electronics chain store (Northeast U.S.) is devoted to Instax. Pretty huge deal this deep into the digital era, I'd say.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-29-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 719
Posted By olifaunt
Some cities have community arts organizations...

Some cities have community arts organizations with darkroom facilities available to the public. I live in a small city in the Northeast U.S. which has one. It is run as a nonprofit. I'm sure larger...
Forum: Optics Theory - 01-22-2019
Replies: 82
Views: 48,170
Posted By olifaunt
deleted, it has been said already

deleted, it has been said already
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-22-2019
Replies: 95
Views: 3,341
Posted By olifaunt
Nothing really compares to the look of the...

Nothing really compares to the look of the Kodachrome of that era. The palette was special and it is too bad it is gone; it's almost like removing oil paint (e.g.) as a medium forever.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-17-2019
Replies: 95
Views: 3,341
Posted By olifaunt
No, I doubt that. My guess would be that he was...

No, I doubt that. My guess would be that he was comparing himself to the photographers he admired “growing up,” or remembering the ideals he had, and felt he fell short (even if he objectively may...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-16-2019
Replies: 95
Views: 3,341
Posted By olifaunt
Also Stephen Shore. I went to his show at MoMA....

Also Stephen Shore. I went to his show at MoMA. The earlier work is fantastic; the later part lacked everything that made the earlier work interesting IMO, though I don't know if it is really about...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-15-2019
Replies: 532
Views: 46,627
Posted By olifaunt
Abstraction. But I like both.

Abstraction.

But I like both.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-15-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,433
Posted By olifaunt
You can actually use the left eye for the...

You can actually use the left eye for the viewfinder. Garry Winogrand was known for doing that, by the way. It is also less obvious to candid subjects that you are taking their picture. I usually...
Forum: Film vs Digital 01-13-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 421
Posted By olifaunt
I went back from digital to film for the same...

I went back from digital to film for the same reason I enjoy your film example more than your digital example.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-12-2019
Replies: 70
Views: 2,590
Posted By olifaunt
Sophia Coppola. There was a piece on her in a...

Sophia Coppola. There was a piece on her in a recent Aperture magazine. Actually the whole issue was about basically the subject of this thread but she's the one I can think of right now. She bases...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-12-2019
Replies: 206
Views: 5,006
Posted By olifaunt
For example, right now I see the activity stream...

For example, right now I see the activity stream has been down for at least two hours (last posts it shows are two hours ago), so I can't post anything today because none of my followers will see...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-11-2019
Replies: 206
Views: 5,006
Posted By olifaunt
It's an awful architecture, and there are many...

It's an awful architecture, and there are many bugs in the browser versions. A workaround for this one is to open the image in a new browser window.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 01-11-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,621
Posted By olifaunt
It should be the same, if the monitor is...

It should be the same, if the monitor is calibrated and the image is in published as sRGB. Without a calibrated monitor, how would you edit or PP any color images?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-11-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,002
Posted By olifaunt
Just don't change the focus ring after focusing...

Just don't change the focus ring after focusing and you're good to go.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-09-2019
Replies: 206
Views: 5,006
Posted By olifaunt
There was an outage of the activity stream some...

There was an outage of the activity stream some weeks ago where you would still see older posts but no new photos appeared for about 24h or so in many parts of the world including Northeast U.S. In...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-09-2019
Replies: 206
Views: 5,006
Posted By olifaunt
Outages of several hours to a couple of days have...

Outages of several hours to a couple of days have become common. What other big website does this? Are they running it out of their garage? They look like rank amateurs, and they have the cheek to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-09-2019
Replies: 206
Views: 5,006
Posted By olifaunt
Yes, the web page hasn't been working all day,...

Yes, the web page hasn't been working all day, and the phone and iPad apps haven't been showing that there are notifications for weeks - you have to manually check.

To add insult to injury, today I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-08-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 551
Posted By olifaunt
Not really for people who belonged to racial or...

Not really for people who belonged to racial or sexual minorities, were women, or were drafted into war. I love the work of several 60s and 70s U.S. photographers and writers (Winogrand, Meyerowitz,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-08-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 415
Posted By olifaunt
This lab is a one-person enterprise, so I am...

This lab is a one-person enterprise, so I am mainly looking to see if it is even processing that is the problem.

Symptoms: I use Kodak Portra 400. Some rolls come out more grainy than they should...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-05-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 415
Posted By olifaunt
Signs of inconsistent minilab chemistry (C41)

I've been having color film (Portra 400) developed at a local lab. Often the images come out great (as judged from their scans) but then there are batches that are not as good; in particular, some...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-13-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 282
Posted By olifaunt
I doubt that, since Kodachrome doesn't exist...

I doubt that, since Kodachrome doesn't exist anymore. The images have that characteristic Kodachrome look of a certain decade (there were various KCs) that is simply transcendent, at least to my...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 12-11-2018
Replies: 176
Views: 11,228
Posted By olifaunt
The Fuji XF10?

The Fuji XF10?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-11-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 816
Posted By olifaunt
That scan looks wretched and not just because of...

That scan looks wretched and not just because of the scratch. Either Indie or Findlab will give you much better quality IME.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-10-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 816
Posted By olifaunt
I’ve tried the Findlab and Indie Film Lab for...

I’ve tried the Findlab and Indie Film Lab for (pushed) b&w, develop and scan (no prints though). Both are professional in their work (no scratches, etc.) though I think the tech at Indie had a better...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-10-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 1,325
Posted By olifaunt
I would agree, but add the 70s, especially the...

I would agree, but add the 70s, especially the work of Winogrand and (early) Meyerowitz, who took over the reins where Frank stopped.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-10-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 1,325
Posted By olifaunt
I knew the book was controversial in its time. I...

I knew the book was controversial in its time.

I bought it recently and liked it. For the life of me, I couldn't see a single photo in this book that looked even remotely controversial to me, so I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-07-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 449
Posted By olifaunt
Yes, he did a great discussion. You probably know...

Yes, he did a great discussion. You probably know this but there is a long video on YouTube of a seminar by Winogrand, I think at the U. of Texas at Austin, that is absolutely fascinating.
Forum: Film vs Digital 12-07-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,869
Posted By olifaunt
I went back to film because the images look just...

I went back to film because the images look just so much better to my eye, richer and realer, no contest at all. I freely admit that I don’t have the PP skills and eye to make digital images look as...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-07-2018
Replies: 206
Views: 5,006
Posted By olifaunt
This nonsense has been going on for a while...

This nonsense has been going on for a while really. It’s Flickr. Yesterday the entire Flickr website/apps were completely down at one point. Last month the feed was down pretty much globally for an...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-28-2018
Replies: 58
Views: 1,746
Posted By olifaunt
Minolta CLE with 40mm M-Rokkor is a nice option...

Minolta CLE with 40mm M-Rokkor is a nice option for around $1000 give or take for a good copy, lens included. It has metering and A mode too, which I find useful. You can always sell it too, possibly...
Forum: Digital Compacts 11-21-2018
Replies: 1,158
Views: 234,055
Posted By olifaunt
I can't get good low light images from my GR....

I can't get good low light images from my GR. Either too much motion blur or, if I reduce exposure to eliminate blur, an unusable amount of noise. Yet I see some good ones here and elsewhere. Any...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-19-2018
Replies: 182
Views: 10,395
Posted By olifaunt
I have no doubt it is a quality film and the...

I have no doubt it is a quality film and the images posted look great, but to my eyes the color rendering does not really look very different from a typical digital camera color profile and doesn't...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-19-2018
Replies: 163
Views: 3,995
Posted By olifaunt
Digital cameras will always depreciate in the...

Digital cameras will always depreciate in the long term, no matter how well kept.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-11-2018
Replies: 166
Views: 4,380
Posted By olifaunt
Yes, that is true, but I don't know other...

Yes, that is true, but I don't know other photographers offline and photography can be very lonely, so faving people's images are a shout-out that they are not alone. It builds a virtual community...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-10-2018
Replies: 166
Views: 4,380
Posted By olifaunt
Moderated groups are for me the most valuable...

Moderated groups are for me the most valuable aspect of Flickr. Some of them are very well curated and of high quality, and it is difficult and (to me) valuable to get an image accepted.

Faves are...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-10-2018
Replies: 166
Views: 4,380
Posted By olifaunt
The algorithm I observe is very simple. The feed...

The algorithm I observe is very simple. The feed shows me the photos posted by people I follow, newest first, in strict order of time of posting.

So there is no gaming it, which is good.

From my...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-09-2018
Replies: 182
Views: 10,395
Posted By olifaunt
Color looks very neutral and realistic in the...

Color looks very neutral and realistic in the higher quality scans. No strong reds or yellows in the images here; I'm curious how they would render.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-08-2018
Replies: 52
Views: 2,440
Posted By olifaunt
I have an 80s manual focus film rangefinder (a...

I have an 80s manual focus film rangefinder (a CLE). I find it as fast, and more straightforward and simple to use than my digital Ricoh GR. I think for 30 years (except arguably for digital sensors,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-07-2018
Replies: 166
Views: 4,380
Posted By olifaunt
I don't think the default copyright is Creative...

I don't think the default copyright is Creative Commons. If you want it to be CC you have to state so explicitly. Otherwise, as far as I am aware, unless we explicitly opt out of our copyright, we...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-07-2018
Replies: 166
Views: 4,380
Posted By olifaunt
No ads appear in my free account, another big...

No ads appear in my free account, another big advantage of the benign neglect under Yahoo.

But I don't expect that to remain the case.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-07-2018
Replies: 166
Views: 4,380
Posted By olifaunt
Yes. The tone of their informational message...

Yes.

The tone of their informational message announcing the changes reads (to me) very passive-aggressive overall, and this ransom demand crosses into blatant active aggression. You do not treat...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-05-2018
Replies: 71
Views: 2,799
Posted By olifaunt
Road trips, even day trips, can help. Byways in...

Road trips, even day trips, can help. Byways in upstate NY yesterday and saw tons of very dramatic scenes. Lots of the type of American gothic stuff you'll find in Maine too, even more dramatic in...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 11-05-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 1,386
Posted By olifaunt
Well, you are right about infidelity of internet...

Well, you are right about infidelity of internet reproductions, but unlike the Mona Lisa, photographs are reprinted too. I've seen prints looking different in different (official) books. Or a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-05-2018
Replies: 166
Views: 4,380
Posted By olifaunt
Bugs bugs bugs. For example, recently the feed...

Bugs bugs bugs. For example, recently the feed was down pretty much worldwide for a full day, and smaller outages happen multiple times a day. They had better fix bugs with existing software before...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-05-2018
Replies: 166
Views: 4,380
Posted By olifaunt
Groups change over time, though, and there are...

Groups change over time, though, and there are newer ones that are quite active. Groups are a bit like hashtags on Instagram, so if you look at Instagram activity on hashtags from 5 years ago, you...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-31-2018
Replies: 71
Views: 2,799
Posted By olifaunt
Or in Maine, pot. It inspires. A lot! ;)

Or in Maine, pot. It inspires. A lot! ;)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-30-2018
Replies: 71
Views: 2,799
Posted By olifaunt
Actually, though I would also rather live in the...

Actually, though I would also rather live in the Southwest, much of Maine is very bright and sunny most of the winter. Very cold, but these bright winters can help prevent SAD. Fall is also normally...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-30-2018
Replies: 71
Views: 2,799
Posted By olifaunt
Beautiful image. Good advice for landscapes, yes,...

Beautiful image. Good advice for landscapes, yes, but this doesn't work too well for street photography of moving subjects with slower color film.

This thread inspired me to give up trying to finish...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-30-2018
Replies: 71
Views: 2,799
Posted By olifaunt
I have been struggling for several weeks to fill...

I have been struggling for several weeks to fill even one roll, mainly because of dreary weather, but also on the two or three sunny days we've had in the last three months I also couldn't find any...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 10-30-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 329
Posted By olifaunt
I can't find anything special going on in...

I can't find anything special going on in photography at MoMA from their website; not sure if that can be right; it is strange to me that they wouldn't have anything.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-30-2018
Replies: 71
Views: 2,799
Posted By olifaunt
I would also recommend, for inspiration, studying...

I would also recommend, for inspiration, studying some of the greats; for example Robert Frank's work in The Americans, much of which was photographed in rural America. Stephen Shore's and Joel...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-30-2018
Replies: 71
Views: 2,799
Posted By olifaunt
I feel that Maine is most beautiful for...

I feel that Maine is most beautiful for landscapes in the winters. Very light and beautifully stark landscapes that are extremely striking and very unique things like frozen streams and rivers,...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 10-29-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 1,386
Posted By olifaunt
Alex Webb did Kodachrome slide film, which has...

Alex Webb did Kodachrome slide film, which has dramatic color and contrast. I don't think he necessarily changed the color, but he may have dialed up contrast in printing. (Other people working in...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-29-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 782
Posted By olifaunt
In my experience newer electronics, including...

In my experience newer electronics, including computer equipment, phones, and digital cameras from the 2000s and 2010s, are not reliable at all (sensors fail and can't be replaced, for example, or a...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-28-2018
Replies: 34
Views: 897
Posted By olifaunt
In some of the images I see what look like...

In some of the images I see what look like sharpening haloes. If there is sharpening in the scanner or in PP it may change the appearance of the grain.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 10-28-2018
Replies: 2
Views: 439
Posted By olifaunt
Such great work. I wish I could get to L.A. to...

Such great work. I wish I could get to L.A. to see it.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 10-27-2018
Replies: 77
Views: 2,774
Posted By olifaunt
The Leica-type focus tab is ideal for zone...

The Leica-type focus tab is ideal for zone focusing on the fly. You can focus by feel in an instant even before the camera is to your eye, no need to even check the rangefinder patch once you are...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-26-2018
Replies: 42
Views: 1,076
Posted By olifaunt
Yes, though this was before Leica became a camera...

Yes, though this was before Leica became a camera only the rich could afford, and Garry Winogrand used relatively cheap Canon 28 mm lenses that are nothing special optically for much of his work. But...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 10-25-2018
Replies: 77
Views: 2,774
Posted By olifaunt
Well yes and no. If you look at Winogrand's (at...

Well yes and no. If you look at Winogrand's (at least his NYC work) or Frank's contact sheets, you can see that they shot with thought and/or artistic instinct all the time; there are no throwaway...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 10-24-2018
Replies: 77
Views: 2,774
Posted By olifaunt
My street photography also improved greatly when...

My street photography also improved greatly when moving from digital to film. But it had very little to do with exposure (besides maybe negative film being much more forgiving than digital). I use my...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 10-23-2018
Replies: 77
Views: 2,774
Posted By olifaunt
Good list. I might also add my favorite: Garry...

Good list. I might also add my favorite: Garry Winogrand, who shot mainly Tri-X.
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 10-23-2018
Replies: 124
Views: 18,375
Posted By olifaunt
Yes, which is why I don't change lenses. :)

Yes, which is why I don't change lenses. :)
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 10-23-2018
Replies: 124
Views: 18,375
Posted By olifaunt
If 50 mm is your natural field of vision, I would...

If 50 mm is your natural field of vision, I would say go for it.

I used to us a 28 mm but my compositions sucked, and the common advice of zooming with your feet really doesn't work for the most...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-22-2018
Replies: 31
Views: 1,673
Posted By olifaunt
I can relate. Home development and scanning suck,...

I can relate. Home development and scanning suck, so for me it wouldn't be worth the time and aggravation to develop or scan myself. However, it is worth it given access to a reasonably priced lab...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 10-21-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 796
Posted By olifaunt
Another useful trick I have found in this vein: I...

Another useful trick I have found in this vein: I find it easier to judge the composition the smaller the image. While I enjoy viewing my images full screen, I am unable to judge them for problems in...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-21-2018
Replies: 31
Views: 1,673
Posted By olifaunt
I shot digital for many years and came back to...

I shot digital for many years and came back to film this year, after looking at my film prints from the 90s and realizing how (almost) effortlessly pleasing the film images rendered compared to the...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 10-19-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 726
Posted By olifaunt
You cannot separate them. Good street photography...

You cannot separate them. Good street photography is by definition fine art photography. Here I am talking of the likes of Cartier-Bresson, Frank, Winogrand, Meyerowitz, Friedlander, Shore, etc. One...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-19-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 1,181
Posted By olifaunt
I find this disturbing. If you want to sell a...

I find this disturbing. If you want to sell a serious scanner, why would you even mention any comparison with scanning from a print? Whatever the merits of the scanner, this just looks unserious.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 10-17-2018
Replies: 77
Views: 2,774
Posted By olifaunt
I concur. I have some good photo from my digital...

I concur. I have some good photo from my digital GR-ii, but most are bad because of (what I thought was) a combination of 28mm and lack of VF. Images from my film CLE are much fewer, but lightyears...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 10-16-2018
Replies: 77
Views: 2,774
Posted By olifaunt
I found myself less and less satisfied with...

I found myself less and less satisfied with digital images as I shoot more and more film. If you go that way, I would recommend borrowing or renting an X100F before committing to buying. (Which is...
Forum: Travel 10-12-2018
Replies: 32
Views: 914
Posted By olifaunt
SD cards can get corrupted, almost by definition,...

SD cards can get corrupted, almost by definition, it's a writeable medium exposed to things you can't control that have nothing to do with sloppiness: possible power surges from battery failure,...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-12-2018
Replies: 92
Views: 3,079
Posted By olifaunt
Agreed. I recently paid a quarter of a K to a lab...

Agreed. I recently paid a quarter of a K to a lab just for developing/scanning 12 rolls I shot in a travel weekend. (This was BW, I can get color done locally for half the price, but still, I need to...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-12-2018
Replies: 92
Views: 3,079
Posted By olifaunt
Where though? Cheapest on Ebay is $2,200 incl...

Where though?

Cheapest on Ebay is $2,200 incl shipping. Next cheapest over 4K. Elsewhere seems out of stock.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 10-11-2018
Replies: 52
Views: 1,680
Posted By olifaunt
For what I do, I found a 40 mm prime to be the...

For what I do, I found a 40 mm prime to be the only lens I need. When I see something interesting, I stop right there and shoot it, no walking back or forward. 40mm covers precisely whatever catches...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-11-2018
Replies: 92
Views: 3,079
Posted By olifaunt
Oh, from Leica, I for one would not be able to...

Oh, from Leica, I for one would not be able to afford it :eek:

But why not Kodak? That would make so much sense for them to do. It is surely an obvious missing link in growing their film business...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-10-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 1,130
Posted By olifaunt
I can only sympathize. I had a camera serviced...

I can only sympathize. I had a camera serviced and made the mistake of including the lens even though nothing was wrong with it. The top mint vintage lens - that rendered a pristinely crisp image...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 10-09-2018
Replies: 54
Views: 1,892
Posted By olifaunt
It sounds like it would be easier to just get a...

It sounds like it would be easier to just get a spot meter and point it at whatever part of the scene you want to be a midtone.
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 10-08-2018
Replies: 2,399
Views: 347,084
Posted By olifaunt
Great book and articles. Every time I look...

Great book and articles. Every time I look through it, though, I find myself having to delete some of my own Flickr stream. I only hope that at some point I won't have found it necessary to delete...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 10-08-2018
Replies: 2,399
Views: 347,084
Posted By olifaunt
The pictures are beautiful, of course. Dyer's...

The pictures are beautiful, of course. Dyer's text is at times good but in many cases impose wildly fanciful interpretations on the images, which to me goes against Winogrand's own philosophy, which,...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-08-2018
Replies: 92
Views: 3,079
Posted By olifaunt
Thank you for the pointer, I didn't know about...

Thank you for the pointer, I didn't know about it. Someone published a review of it though and now used prices I see are ridiculous. I suspect a number of people are making a living off buying,...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-08-2018
Replies: 92
Views: 3,079
Posted By olifaunt
I have a Dimage 5400 I use with Silverfast. It so...

I have a Dimage 5400 I use with Silverfast. It so painful to use that the lab has to really mess up a scan really badly before I'll touch it. The scanner is technically supposedly excellent but all...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-08-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 1,957
Posted By olifaunt
Minolta CLE with 40mm Rokkor. Get one in...

Minolta CLE with 40mm Rokkor. Get one in near-mint condition (from an Ebay seller that has rave reviews) and you will love it. It will set you back $1,000 give or take, which is still less than the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-06-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 547
Posted By olifaunt
Sorry, forgot to mention that I am in the...

Sorry, forgot to mention that I am in the U.S.

The Darkroom or Dwayne's seem to be in my price range. Could anyone confirm from experience whether they do a good job developing pushed Tri-X in...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-06-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 547
Posted By olifaunt
Good lab for B&W

I was wondering if anyone had recommendations for labs that did pushed B&W well and are not super costly. The average prices for B&W develop+scan I see online are financially unsustainable to me,...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 08-29-2018
Replies: 1
Views: 544
Posted By olifaunt
CLE rangefinder mask white spots

Hi everyone, my first post here. I have a CLE that was in mint condition until a couple of days ago when I took it in for a shutter speed check. I got it back with white spots all over the...
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