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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 328
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Posted By Barry Kirsten
Yes Nick, your last three on Portra are lovely. I...

Yes Nick, your last three on Portra are lovely. I really enjoy your work, even with crappy Takumars (which I also personally adore).
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
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Views: 729,681
Posted By Barry Kirsten
...following from above:

...following from above:
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2,998
Views: 729,681
Posted By Barry Kirsten
From last Saturday, Kowa 85mm lens, Rollei IR400...

From last Saturday, Kowa 85mm lens, Rollei IR400 film (expired 08/16) developed in D-76 stock (6 min.). IR720 filter, except view underneath pylon for which I used a 25 red filter. (More in next...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 05-11-2019
Replies: 87
Views: 12,742
Posted By Barry Kirsten
This is basically a straight scan from a piece of...

This is basically a straight scan from a piece of Kodak Dental Panoramic x-ray film cut down to 4x5. Test shot rated at ISO 50 developed in PMK 8 min at 20 degrees C, pretty much spot-on for both...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 05-11-2019
Replies: 87
Views: 12,742
Posted By Barry Kirsten
Hi Kevin, thanks for the comment. Dental...

Hi Kevin, thanks for the comment. Dental panoramic film comes in sheets. These are 5x12 inches and my batch expired in 2009. It appears that the current replacement for this film from both Kodak and...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 05-08-2019
Replies: 87
Views: 12,742
Posted By Barry Kirsten
Don't know what happened here. Text posted but...

Don't know what happened here. Text posted but without pics... Better luck this time.
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 05-08-2019
Replies: 87
Views: 12,742
Posted By Barry Kirsten
Great images, Kevin. My first camera was an Agfa...

Great images, Kevin. My first camera was an Agfa Clack, a great little camera. I've often thought of getting another one for reasons of nostalgia.

Here is my WWPD entry for this year, an old...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-11-2019
Replies: 1,417
Views: 194,004
Posted By Barry Kirsten
And two more: (1) Plantation tree near Wail...

And two more:

(1) Plantation tree near Wail Nursery (Vic.). Many Mallee eucalypts have very colourful bark. Olympus 35mm f/2 lens, Kodachrome 25.

(2) Old Red Gum beside Yarriambiack Creek. Kowa...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-11-2019
Replies: 1,417
Views: 194,004
Posted By Barry Kirsten
As I'm no longer using Flickr I'm attempting to...

As I'm no longer using Flickr I'm attempting to replace images that no longer show. There's apparently a limit of three thumbnails per post that can be uploaded, so here are three more that were...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 04-02-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 222
Posted By Barry Kirsten
I don't have a D2V, Matt, but I don't think it...

I don't have a D2V, Matt, but I don't think it matters. In my Durst L1200 the filter draw is above the condensers.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 03-21-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 312
Posted By Barry Kirsten
Matt, if you did go into 6x9 then the 135 would...

Matt, if you did go into 6x9 then the 135 would be the better choice, although the head would be higher when working with these negs. For 4x5 the head would be lower, which may be convenient. A...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 03-07-2019
Replies: 87
Views: 12,742
Posted By Barry Kirsten
A forest dam formerly used for fire fighting, now...

A forest dam formerly used for fire fighting, now overgrown with algae and pondweed. A delightful spot. Same camera and film as above.


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Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 03-02-2019
Replies: 87
Views: 12,742
Posted By Barry Kirsten
Nice work, Charles. Can I ask what diameter the...

Nice work, Charles. Can I ask what diameter the pinhole is? The image has lovely central sharpness, and the expected light fall-off toward the edges from such a short pinhole-film distance....
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-06-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 3,183
Posted By Barry Kirsten
Beautiful work, Peter.

Beautiful work, Peter.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-27-2019
Replies: 328
Views: 14,654
Posted By Barry Kirsten
For me it's not about resolving power. I have to...

For me it's not about resolving power. I have to laugh at myself when I think back to the time when MTF and other optical stats seemed everything and I had to test all my lenses on a lens test chart...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-27-2019
Replies: 328
Views: 14,654
Posted By Barry Kirsten
As far as I know, John, there is only one model...

As far as I know, John, there is only one model of the 7-element, available in either Super-Multi-Coated and SMC versions. I think both have the radioactive rear element. The only other m42 50mm...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-27-2019
Replies: 321
Views: 53,344
Posted By Barry Kirsten
Shadow of a Banksia bush, sand dunes near Point...

Shadow of a Banksia bush, sand dunes near Point Hicks Lighthouse, 1988. Pan F roll film developed in HC110. Kowa 85mm lens.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-27-2019
Replies: 328
Views: 14,654
Posted By Barry Kirsten
Regarding the 50mm f/1.4 Takumars, there seems to...

Regarding the 50mm f/1.4 Takumars, there seems to be opinion that the 8-element version produces better image quality than the 7-element. I'm wondering if anyone here has done comparison testing...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-26-2019
Replies: 1,417
Views: 194,004
Posted By Barry Kirsten
Oh lovely! Minimalist, very well seen.

Oh lovely! Minimalist, very well seen.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-25-2019
Replies: 1,417
Views: 194,004
Posted By Barry Kirsten
Some of my trees over the years, at the...

Some of my trees over the years, at the suggestion of Lynnb. Various formats. More to come when my darkroom becomes habitable after the summer heat.

(1) Red Gum contre jour, 4x5 Tmax 100 in D7 Pyro,...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-22-2019
Replies: 328
Views: 14,654
Posted By Barry Kirsten
I've become seduced by these fine old cameras and...

I've become seduced by these fine old cameras and lenses. The two lenses I've had for several years (with a 28/3.5), used with other bodies; the two bodies are new to me. The Spotmatic (SP) on the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-07-2019
Replies: 328
Views: 14,654
Posted By Barry Kirsten
I bought my 28mm 3.5 and 35mm 3.5 several years...

I bought my 28mm 3.5 and 35mm 3.5 several years ago via the LF forum. The two lenses together from Canada cost US$70. One of the best bargains ever for me. This is from last April with the 28mm 3.5...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-05-2019
Replies: 328
Views: 14,654
Posted By Barry Kirsten
I love the m42 Takumars. I have a 35/3.5, a...

I love the m42 Takumars. I have a 35/3.5, a 28/3.5 and a 50/1.4 7-element, all of the Super-Multi-Coated variety. Here is a shot with the 35/3.5 on expired Tmax 100, YG filter, developed in PMK (no...
Forum: Optics Theory - 12-25-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 783
Posted By Barry Kirsten
Ah, so I was right after all. They'll focus for...

Ah, so I was right after all. They'll focus for distances less than infinity, but not all subject distances. I had an idea that flange-focal distance was important. Thanks.


As santino mentioned,...
Forum: Optics Theory - 12-24-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 783
Posted By Barry Kirsten
I part answered my own question whilst dozing in...

I part answered my own question whilst dozing in my chair after Christmas lunch. These J8s seem to come with 39-42 adapter, so they can fit in an m42 body. And of course, in a reflex camera as long...
Forum: Optics Theory - 12-24-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 783
Posted By Barry Kirsten
Jupiter 8 on m42?

I'm impressed by the images on the Jupiter 8 thread and as I love the rendition of Sonnar lenses began to think of getting one. However when looking at samples on the auction site it became apparent...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-16-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 887
Posted By Barry Kirsten
Lovely camera and lovely shots, David.

Lovely camera and lovely shots, David.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-16-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 887
Posted By Barry Kirsten
I bought a bellows for my 4x5 Linhof several...

I bought a bellows for my 4x5 Linhof several years ago from Rudy at ecbuyonline (ebay). I believe he also makes bellows for folders and for custom sizes on demand. He seems to be highly regarded and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-02-2018
Replies: 235
Views: 5,733
Posted By Barry Kirsten
Uploading images a bit temperamental today,...

Uploading images a bit temperamental today, sometimes having to make three attempts at an image. Yee-Haws very hard to come by.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-18-2018
Replies: 340
Views: 44,378
Posted By Barry Kirsten
Red Gum, Coats Farm, Wycheproof. Tmax 100 4x5 in...

Red Gum, Coats Farm, Wycheproof. Tmax 100 4x5 in D7 pyro. 150mm Symmar at f/16, yellow filter.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 09-16-2018
Replies: 854
Views: 185,017
Posted By Barry Kirsten
Exquisite!

Exquisite!
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 09-14-2018
Replies: 87
Views: 12,742
Posted By Barry Kirsten
Amen to that. Really nice, Steve. 35mm film I...

Amen to that. Really nice, Steve. 35mm film I assume?

A few more of mine, same camera and film as above: Fog and Sunrise, Barjarg; Dusk, Barjarg; Amanita muscaria.
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 09-12-2018
Replies: 87
Views: 12,742
Posted By Barry Kirsten
Lovely work, Steve.

Lovely work, Steve.
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 09-09-2018
Replies: 87
Views: 12,742
Posted By Barry Kirsten
Thanks Ricoh and Papercut. Pinholes react nicely...

Thanks Ricoh and Papercut. Pinholes react nicely straight into the sun.
Some great work here - Steve, Mike, PRJ.
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 09-08-2018
Replies: 87
Views: 12,742
Posted By Barry Kirsten
0.2mm pinhole at 36mm from film plane. Efke 50...

0.2mm pinhole at 36mm from film plane. Efke 50 2x3 sheet film in PMK. (1) Sunrise at Barjarg, WWPD entry 2017; (2) Forest Pool, Strathbogie.
Forum: Large Format Film RF 09-08-2018
Replies: 386
Views: 153,724
Posted By Barry Kirsten
Resurrection Plant leaves. FP4+ in PMK. 150mm 4.5...

Resurrection Plant leaves. FP4+ in PMK. 150mm 4.5 CZJ Tessar.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-27-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 562
Posted By Barry Kirsten
I bought an EOS300 with 28-90mm lens years ago...

I bought an EOS300 with 28-90mm lens years ago for some colour shots I needed to do for publishing. It's light weight, plasticy, but so nice to use. Excellent auto exposure and focusing, and as...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-27-2018
Replies: 127
Views: 61,821
Posted By Barry Kirsten
Usually B&H, sometimes Freestyle. Even with the...

Usually B&H, sometimes Freestyle. Even with the poor AU$ and freight the cost works out at about 60% of local prices. I recently checked AU Amazon prices... dearer still than local. Some comparison...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 07-19-2018
Replies: 41
Views: 1,838
Posted By Barry Kirsten
Is there any significance in the terms MCC and...

Is there any significance in the terms MCC and MCP? I note from some of the above posts that several companies use them for their papers. These are terms that have obviously escaped my notice.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 07-18-2018
Replies: 41
Views: 1,838
Posted By Barry Kirsten
There was an Agfa RC paper I used to use and...

There was an Agfa RC paper I used to use and really loved, but I'm darned if I can remember its name. My main baryta (FB) papers at the time were Ilford Gallerie and Agfa Record Rapid. The Agfa RC...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-13-2018
Replies: 55
Views: 1,614
Posted By Barry Kirsten
Thanks so much for this, oftheherd. Although I've...

Thanks so much for this, oftheherd. Although I've had this camera for some years and read the manual, I obviously hadn't read it closely enough. The lockable DOF button is a winner; I don't recall...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-12-2018
Replies: 147
Views: 51,437
Posted By Barry Kirsten
Pardon my ignorance, but what what are the...

Pardon my ignorance, but what what are the optical configurations of ltm lenses? I haven't been able to find this anywhere I've looked. Design type (Tessar, Sonnar etc.) or elements/groups. Just...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-12-2018
Replies: 55
Views: 1,614
Posted By Barry Kirsten
I would have to vote for the Spotmatic if you...

I would have to vote for the Spotmatic if you have Pentax m42 lenses as they're made for each other. I bought a Fujica ST 801 a few years ago ($45 on eBay, one of my luckier buys) for the few Pentax...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-09-2018
Replies: 275
Views: 10,162
Posted By Barry Kirsten
I can't help agreeing with Archiver... Nick has...

I can't help agreeing with Archiver... Nick has stated very honestly what many of us (myself included) are are in denial about, that analogue photography is dying. It depresses me that photography is...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-29-2018
Replies: 518
Views: 93,375
Posted By Barry Kirsten
Thanks dourbalistear, I was able to sort it out...

Thanks dourbalistear, I was able to sort it out from this helpful thread.
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 06-29-2018
Replies: 187
Views: 60,616
Posted By Barry Kirsten
Ahhh... Thanks Chris. This was my experience when...

Ahhh... Thanks Chris. This was my experience when I posted yesterday and couldn't work out how to get a large image size like others do. So I either have to post from images I upload to my RFF...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-28-2018
Replies: 518
Views: 93,375
Posted By Barry Kirsten
Juliet and Amanda 1983. Planar 50/1.4. FP4. ...

Juliet and Amanda 1983. Planar 50/1.4. FP4.

107528


PS. If someone could direct me to a link which explains how to get decent image size in posts, I'd be grateful. Thx.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-24-2018
Replies: 207
Views: 48,746
Posted By Barry Kirsten
Lovely work with your F6(s) Chris. I don't own...

Lovely work with your F6(s) Chris. I don't own one, but from what I've read the F6 would have to be the greatest of all the modern film cameras. The lenses rate a mention also.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-23-2018
Replies: 61
Views: 2,552
Posted By Barry Kirsten
I've been meaning to say how much I admire your...

I've been meaning to say how much I admire your work, Erik, but this one is stunning. Power in simplicity of composition, and with gorgeous tonal structure. Love it! Many thanks for sharing your...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-02-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 1,132
Posted By Barry Kirsten
I've been getting my chemicals lately from Gold...

I've been getting my chemicals lately from Gold Street Studios in Trentham East, Victoria. Ellie also has a gallery and runs many classes each year, mainly on alt processes....
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-29-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 803
Posted By Barry Kirsten
I agree that the Pentax 1 degree digital spot...

I agree that the Pentax 1 degree digital spot meters are expensive, but they're good and I've been very happy with mine. The older analog version is just as accurate and cheaper than the digital....
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-24-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 1,749
Posted By Barry Kirsten
I built a sound card shutter tester a few years...

I built a sound card shutter tester a few years ago for my LF lenses. It works very well. I'm now hoping to get a Barnack Leica shortly, but can't see that the tester would work with one since there...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-21-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 912
Posted By Barry Kirsten
I know that repairers in Sydney was specified,...

I know that repairers in Sydney was specified, but in view of the poor selection of photographic suppliers and services in Australia, I'd mention Nagami in Melbourne for consideration. I have not...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 03-19-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1,211
Posted By Barry Kirsten
Hi Pavel, can't tell you the year of manufacture,...

Hi Pavel, can't tell you the year of manufacture, but at a guess early 60s. I believe the performance would be according to your wishes. Here are some useful reviews of a few Canon ltm lenses:...
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