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Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Days Ago
Replies: 111
Views: 3,397
Posted By jbielikowski
https://www.hasselblad.com/cfv-ii-50c-907x/ THIS...

https://www.hasselblad.com/cfv-ii-50c-907x/ THIS is really stunning.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-18-2019
Replies: 2,662
Views: 787,076
Posted By jbielikowski
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47636567061_b7...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47636567061_b7ccd15968_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2fztRKK)

I pimped my F2 and I like it ;)
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-17-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 900
Posted By jbielikowski
I buy and sell old cameras for a living, so I own...

I buy and sell old cameras for a living, so I own awful lot of cameras, and I wish I can have only one and simply use it. But there is always another one to test it, so I rarely finish a roll with...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-26-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 910
Posted By jbielikowski
With some luck you can find a 3-cam Elmarit 35mm...

With some luck you can find a 3-cam Elmarit 35mm for same money as the Cron 50.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-22-2019
Replies: 87
Views: 2,208
Posted By jbielikowski
Jeff, you have lots of very impressive lenses, I...

Jeff, you have lots of very impressive lenses, I saw earlier some of your pictures on flickr and I like them very much. Myself I'm using Arri 16 lens on M43 (I'm cheap), a 25mm f/2 Planar with some...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 02-28-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 343
Posted By jbielikowski
Sorry, I sold it some time ago, that's how I know...

Sorry, I sold it some time ago, that's how I know it's reversible. Acrylic paint is water soluble so it's easy to re-do mistakes, just get a good brush, something like Daler Rowney Flat Shader. Also...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 02-28-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 343
Posted By jbielikowski
I've done such mod on a Nokton 35/1.4 with a...

I've done such mod on a Nokton 35/1.4 with a Tamiya Acrylic paint, gloss black. Looks much better, and you can remove the paint if you ever decide to sell the lens.
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 02-14-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 4,787
Posted By jbielikowski
Looks like a much better body for my 35/2 Milvus...

Looks like a much better body for my 35/2 Milvus than the 5DII I have.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-03-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 1,738
Posted By jbielikowski
Doesn't camera geeks go to Shinjuku right after...

Doesn't camera geeks go to Shinjuku right after landing in Tokyo? There you can just stock up in Yodobashi some fancy stuff like Superia Venus and then you really start enjoying Japan ;) Of course...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-02-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 1,738
Posted By jbielikowski
Japan is THE place to buy some film, especially...

Japan is THE place to buy some film, especially if you like color negative.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-16-2019
Replies: 95
Views: 3,368
Posted By jbielikowski
"It’s faster: Whereas back in the day, he might...

"It’s faster: Whereas back in the day, he might have made 15 signable works in a year, he now completes a full book in the same span."

This. A good picture per month is a golden standard, no matter...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-08-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,248
Posted By jbielikowski
Washi Film?

Washi Film?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-07-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 469
Posted By jbielikowski
Without shutter cocked I still can't guess what...

Without shutter cocked I still can't guess what speed is set, but maybe it needs a more clever operator than me.



That was the first thing I found, but pictures on the web look quite different.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-07-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 469
Posted By jbielikowski
weird shutter speed dial on IIIa

hello folks, I recently bought a nice IIIa, looks pretty normal except the shutter speed dial. I tried to find a similar one on the web but without success. Not that I want to know if it's rare or...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 12-20-2018
Replies: 395
Views: 12,952
Posted By jbielikowski
Warsaw is great unless you come in winter, as all...

Warsaw is great unless you come in winter, as all places up north it's dark and depressive.

One thing is the communism and the russian influence (we had them since 18th century) but I think the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-18-2018
Replies: 2,662
Views: 787,076
Posted By jbielikowski
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4847/45457245935_58...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4847/45457245935_58d333b788_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2cfUgvz)

Now I must resist the Limited GAS.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 12-16-2018
Replies: 395
Views: 12,952
Posted By jbielikowski
A wise choice in winter, only if you are brave...

A wise choice in winter, only if you are brave enough.

Majki, you need a data back for your camera ;)
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-15-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 799
Posted By jbielikowski
Last one sold for half the price on Catawiki...

Last one sold for half the price on Catawiki LINK...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-04-2018
Replies: 123
Views: 8,151
Posted By jbielikowski
Thank you Erik! I'll just take it to...

Thank you Erik! I'll just take it to Wetlar-trained technician here in Warsaw and he'll make it a perfect user. Those nickel parts are driving me crazy, they are shiny as hell, but I know a plating...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-04-2018
Replies: 123
Views: 8,151
Posted By jbielikowski
I guess I can call it "project" condition,...

I guess I can call it "project" condition, somebody re-plate the knobs and flash shoe, shutter is not working but curtains look fine, however the RF looks good and need only tiny adjustment.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-01-2018
Replies: 2,662
Views: 787,076
Posted By jbielikowski
That's a badass combo! I like the idea of a fixed...

That's a badass combo! I like the idea of a fixed mirror, I imagine it's makes shooting undisrupted, could be handy cause I use the 600 as a street camera.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-01-2018
Replies: 2,662
Views: 787,076
Posted By jbielikowski
I like it very much, more than the 5D. Compared...

I like it very much, more than the 5D. Compared to 1n/3/5/33/50e... well the VF is beautiful, so manual focusing is really easy with the focus confirmation (green dot on the bottom). Of course it has...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-27-2018
Replies: 2,662
Views: 787,076
Posted By jbielikowski
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4828/45163571385_34...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4828/45163571385_34acc46289_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2bNX7ig)

I bought the Milvus for my 5DMKII but this setup is much nicer.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-13-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 1,030
Posted By jbielikowski
IIRC Nokton will block some part of the VF.

IIRC Nokton will block some part of the VF.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-20-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 429
Posted By jbielikowski
I'd say Turkish Photographer, but whatever, very...

I'd say Turkish Photographer, but whatever, very sad news.
Forum: RFF Polls 10-14-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 1,172
Posted By jbielikowski
Wide open 24/2.0 is bit dreamy even brand new,...

Wide open 24/2.0 is bit dreamy even brand new, quite an unique look.
Forum: Olympus RF 10-02-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 646
Posted By jbielikowski
You are looking at cheap cameras from Japan, 90%...

You are looking at cheap cameras from Japan, 90% of them is cheap because of the fungus, those without it are rated mint and cost more.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-30-2018
Replies: 43
Views: 867
Posted By jbielikowski
I was thinking about it recently, found no answer...

I was thinking about it recently, found no answer so I went outside to make some pictures. I don't know, I always liked it.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-28-2018
Replies: 176
Views: 9,788
Posted By jbielikowski
b e a u t i f u l

b e a u t i f u l
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-16-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 663
Posted By jbielikowski
try to watch any review on YT, in the latest...

try to watch any review on YT, in the latest fullframe blitzkreig it's the most annoying "feature", guess nobody cares for megapixels anymore so they "invented" this.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-06-2018
Replies: 63
Views: 2,077
Posted By jbielikowski
https://www.canon.co.nz/-/media/images/canon/produ...

https://www.canon.co.nz/-/media/images/canon/products/eos-r/rf-35mm-f18-macro-is-stm/feature_3-rf-35mm-f1-8-macro-is-stm.ashx

Canon New Zealand has one picture on the camera with 35/1.8!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-05-2018
Replies: 63
Views: 2,077
Posted By jbielikowski
Thanks! BTW that's funny the only picture...

Thanks! BTW that's funny the only picture available is a mock up on camerasize.com. The combo with 35/1.8 IS looks like a great everyday camera, and they don't even care to show it.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-05-2018
Replies: 63
Views: 2,077
Posted By jbielikowski
Anybody found a picture of the camera with 35/1.8...

Anybody found a picture of the camera with 35/1.8 lens? All the product shots are with L lenses.
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 07-21-2018
Replies: 38
Views: 2,032
Posted By jbielikowski
Last week I got a 350 modified with Tominon 105...

Last week I got a 350 modified with Tominon 105 and Rada rollfilm 6x9 back... and while it's not perfect, bit rough on the edges, it got me thinking- with 180/90/95 getting cheap they will be perfect...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-23-2018
Replies: 2,124
Views: 587,675
Posted By jbielikowski
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/971/41399764375_27f...

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/971/41399764375_27ffe3b429_o.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/jbiel/41399764375)

looks like we have here "IIIc with black USSR J-8" gang.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 05-21-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 2,089
Posted By jbielikowski
Thanks Marty!

Thanks Marty!
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 05-21-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 2,089
Posted By jbielikowski
ressurecting old thread so I don't post a new...

ressurecting old thread so I don't post a new one:

Does anybody have an idea if I contaminated the A part with tiny bit (~50ml) of B part (I forgot to put funnel from A bottle which was already full...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 03-24-2018
Replies: 71
Views: 4,205
Posted By jbielikowski
I want to believe it's an early april fools...

I want to believe it's an early april fools clickbait, and the leather is plastic.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-13-2018
Replies: 31
Views: 2,548
Posted By jbielikowski
I like it, and the fine tuning in PS looks really...

I like it, and the fine tuning in PS looks really simple, thanks!
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-13-2018
Replies: 31
Views: 2,548
Posted By jbielikowski
If you have simple solution for Ektar I'm sold,...

If you have simple solution for Ektar I'm sold, here is a TIFF file, please use it for demonstation http://bielikowski.com/up/mws_0017.tif
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-31-2018
Replies: 50
Views: 2,614
Posted By jbielikowski
My photorepo professor was an old-school photog,...

My photorepo professor was an old-school photog, quite well known here, and he always insisted on using 35mm lens because of the "impression of participation" it gives.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-01-2018
Replies: 57
Views: 2,862
Posted By jbielikowski
this, plus I love silver gelatine b&w.

this, plus I love silver gelatine b&w.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-25-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 2,251
Posted By jbielikowski
Key word: solargraphy. It's quite a popular...

Key word: solargraphy.

It's quite a popular here in Poland among pinhole photographers.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-22-2017
Replies: 39
Views: 1,387
Posted By jbielikowski
You reminded me of rff xmas giveaway, it's about...

You reminded me of rff xmas giveaway, it's about time to start digging for some stuff.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-15-2017
Replies: 129
Views: 11,410
Posted By jbielikowski
+1 on Wow. I finished version with Jack's presets...

+1 on Wow. I finished version with Jack's presets (plus some fine tuning) and then opened previous version... damn I liked it before but now it looks awful compared to new one (I had same reaction...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-14-2017
Replies: 129
Views: 11,410
Posted By jbielikowski
Scanner make exact noises like a pepper mill ;) I...

Scanner make exact noises like a pepper mill ;) I like those greens you get.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-14-2017
Replies: 129
Views: 11,410
Posted By jbielikowski
try this: http://bielikowski.com/up/mws_0017.tif...

try this: http://bielikowski.com/up/mws_0017.tif 108mb! 48bit SilverFast RAW made with PacificImage PF 3600 Pro. It's a Kodak Ektar 100 with Rollei 35SE.

How it looks like on Auto with SF (no...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-14-2017
Replies: 129
Views: 11,410
Posted By jbielikowski
great success of "Auto Color+Auto Tone" with this...

great success of "Auto Color+Auto Tone" with this picture is because of the full range of tones&colors, with pure blacks and whites, plus a gretag-macbeth in the center. Try it with more tricky scans...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-10-2017
Replies: 2,662
Views: 787,076
Posted By jbielikowski
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4527/38257345656_2d...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4527/38257345656_2d40083366_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/21hETZS)

I love those small Auto-Takumar lenses with pre-spotmatics, make almost a pocketable combo (and the wind...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-05-2017
Replies: 52
Views: 2,116
Posted By jbielikowski
yes. the hard part is to buy one in good...

yes.

the hard part is to buy one in good condition and reasonable price.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-04-2017
Replies: 5,460
Views: 483,846
Posted By jbielikowski
http://bielikowski.com/up/SDIM0540X.jpg Haliç Sig...

http://bielikowski.com/up/SDIM0540X.jpg

Haliç
Sigma DP1s
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-28-2017
Replies: 39
Views: 2,091
Posted By jbielikowski
That's a nice attention to detail, so close to...

That's a nice attention to detail, so close to the MP 6 (and much better looking because of the old fashioned finish, not those sharp lines of the new one).

How hard is to modify the rewind...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-28-2017
Replies: 39
Views: 2,091
Posted By jbielikowski
counter window and collar around lever is from a...

counter window and collar around lever is from a moden camera, probably so is the lever itself, and only M1 does not have model number next to serial number (of the old ones). The RF window is also...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 10-28-2017
Replies: 2,404
Views: 347,824
Posted By jbielikowski
Ian, so you have probably more than 200£ sitting...

Ian, so you have probably more than 200£ sitting on the shelf ;)
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 10-27-2017
Replies: 2,404
Views: 347,824
Posted By jbielikowski
Andrey Tarkovsky: Instant Light (Polaroids) one...

Andrey Tarkovsky: Instant Light (Polaroids)

one of those out of print small albums with astronomical prices (sticker price 16.95£), but hell I wanted it for too long.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-15-2017
Replies: 2,979
Views: 476,376
Posted By jbielikowski
http://bielikowski.com/up/_DSC0291.jpg It's...

http://bielikowski.com/up/_DSC0291.jpg

It's close enough to film for me, damn I'm lazy.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-03-2017
Replies: 20
Views: 2,036
Posted By jbielikowski
http://bielikowski.com/up/IMG_0469.jpg ;)

http://bielikowski.com/up/IMG_0469.jpg

;)
Forum: Photo Software 10-02-2017
Replies: 20
Views: 1,631
Posted By jbielikowski
save them jpgs in sRGB.

save them jpgs in sRGB.
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 09-06-2017
Replies: 224
Views: 72,664
Posted By jbielikowski
that's cool! I never tried those diptych/triptych...

that's cool! I never tried those diptych/triptych stories with a half frame, gonna do with next roll.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4355/36851060822_86ee33e1b6_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Y9pjvC)
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 09-02-2017
Replies: 224
Views: 72,664
Posted By jbielikowski
thanks! I'm really pleased with the results, and...

thanks! I'm really pleased with the results, and that's quite rare for me in recent time.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4377/36839203261_26757b310f_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Y8mxEV)
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 09-01-2017
Replies: 224
Views: 72,664
Posted By jbielikowski
I took my Pen F with 40/1.4 to make some...

I took my Pen F with 40/1.4 to make some portraits, and it was my best bescision ever.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4388/36121435864_3981e51b30_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/X2VNqY)

Ilford Pan F+ 50...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-27-2017
Replies: 31
Views: 3,710
Posted By jbielikowski
Based od dev times of such films as APX 400 and...

Based od dev times of such films as APX 400 and RPX 400, and Bergger datasheets Rodinal times I'd suggest DD-X 1+4 12 minutes in 20C.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-30-2017
Replies: 37
Views: 1,783
Posted By jbielikowski
Adox CHS 100 II is my fav for portraits, great...

Adox CHS 100 II is my fav for portraits, great stuff.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 07-19-2017
Replies: 20
Views: 1,073
Posted By jbielikowski
I store my chemicals in bathroom that's always...

I store my chemicals in bathroom that's always hotter than 20C, and I use Ultrafin Plus which has a chart for higher temps: x0.75 for 24C and x0.6 for 26C, no problems so far.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-05-2017
Replies: 24
Views: 884
Posted By jbielikowski
I have a 2 reel Kaiser tank, and with one reel I...

I have a 2 reel Kaiser tank, and with one reel I can use a clamp so there is no need for second empty reel. And some time ago I started to mix 1 liter of developer and fill the tank to the brim. I...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-15-2017
Replies: 128
Views: 9,420
Posted By jbielikowski
I used to have the M-mount version, really liked...

I used to have the M-mount version, really liked it.

http://bielikowski.com/ist2/images/7.jpg
I have a 30x40cm darkroom print of this picture on the wall, it's a ISO 100, 1/15th second shot and it...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-12-2017
Replies: 90
Views: 3,420
Posted By jbielikowski
They are famous because they were "first". Back...

They are famous because they were "first".

Back to the topic:
A Polish historian and philosopher Władysław Tatarkiewicz had a very nice definition of art: "Art is the reproduction of things, the...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 06-10-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 1,361
Posted By jbielikowski
https://youtu.be/bvtgzOEG-k8?t=1m25s

https://youtu.be/bvtgzOEG-k8?t=1m25s
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-05-2017
Replies: 17
Views: 1,995
Posted By jbielikowski
oh dear, Blow Up is not a film about...

oh dear, Blow Up is not a film about photography.

and the short story it's based on:
Las babas del diablo, Julio Cortazar (https://jessbarga.wikispaces.com/file/view/Cort%C3%A1zar%2C+Blow+up.pdf)
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-23-2017
Replies: 2,124
Views: 587,675
Posted By jbielikowski
when it came in the mail I was like "oh yes, I'm...

when it came in the mail I was like "oh yes, I'm finally done" but now I want a faster lens for it ;) ... and a wide angle, and Berg Elmar, and some...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-16-2017
Replies: 258
Views: 35,574
Posted By jbielikowski
and biuld like tanks, my technician told me he...

and biuld like tanks, my technician told me he once repaired spotmatic half year after it was dropped into sea water.

http://bielikowski.com/up/DSC_1043.JPG
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-15-2017
Replies: 258
Views: 35,574
Posted By jbielikowski
cassel, I have a twin brother to your SP, a 12$...

cassel, I have a twin brother to your SP, a 12$ one. And I just ordered 105/2.8 for it. I'm in the middle of the roll, gonna post picture of the camera tomorrow.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-30-2017
Replies: 2,979
Views: 476,376
Posted By jbielikowski
http://www.bielikowski.com/up/_1020312.jpg

http://www.bielikowski.com/up/_1020312.jpg
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 04-26-2017
Replies: 2,527
Views: 620,028
Posted By jbielikowski
Thank you Tony! most of the time I start with a...

Thank you Tony!

most of the time I start with a custom ACR presets based on vsco presets (they gave away some time ago basic kit with Provia, Gold and a few more). I spent some time tweaking them...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 04-17-2017
Replies: 88
Views: 11,137
Posted By jbielikowski
that's why I still use plain X100, maybe one day...

that's why I still use plain X100, maybe one day I'll upgrade to X100S, those buttons and dial below hot shoe are terrible since X100T.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-23-2017
Replies: 50
Views: 2,611
Posted By jbielikowski
pics or it didn't happen one old and one new...

pics or it didn't happen

one old and one new should be enough
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-20-2017
Replies: 2,578
Views: 492,777
Posted By jbielikowski
http://www.bielikowski.com/up/cex_0014.jpg Rollei...

http://www.bielikowski.com/up/cex_0014.jpg

Rollei 35 SE, Ektar
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-18-2017
Replies: 101
Views: 10,931
Posted By jbielikowski
I was lucky to buy Alpa 6b few months ago, and...

I was lucky to buy Alpa 6b few months ago, and finally it's back from CLA. Done some test shots, and while Switar is very pleasing, using the camera is trully unique (awkward), some kind of je ne...
Forum: Other RF 03-16-2017
Replies: 17
Views: 1,693
Posted By jbielikowski
I'm a huge fan of it, found it linked years ago...

I'm a huge fan of it, found it linked years ago here on RFF ;) (actually I'm searching for it regularly cause I always forget to bookmark it).
Forum: Other RF 03-16-2017
Replies: 17
Views: 1,693
Posted By jbielikowski
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/19zW5yQpPJg...

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/19zW5yQpPJglRpIZ5otrhd6T_-Ir6e6FbPKIvHRTYriI/edit#gid=1120227413

Well, the lens should be really good, I was once hunting for this camera.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-08-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 1,270
Posted By jbielikowski
my biggest concern with A-1 finder was a poor eye...

my biggest concern with A-1 finder was a poor eye relief, F-1 is much nicer in this regard, and as other said the F-1N is also brighter. And T70 is better than all of them.
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 02-01-2017
Replies: 85
Views: 11,270
Posted By jbielikowski
Funny, that's the first picture that came to my...

Funny, that's the first picture that came to my mind, I already found a 600x450 jpg but something even bigger would be appreciated for easier PS work.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 01-24-2017
Replies: 2
Views: 799
Posted By jbielikowski
first one @f/2, a situation when Fujinon...

first one @f/2, a situation when Fujinon shines.

http://bielikowski.com/up/_DSF0285.jpg

http://bielikowski.com/up/_DSF0221.jpg
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 01-23-2017
Replies: 2
Views: 799
Posted By jbielikowski
oh the camera I took was X100, it was eating...

oh the camera I took was X100, it was eating batteries like mad and then last day I found "OVF battery saving mode",...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 01-23-2017
Replies: 2
Views: 799
Posted By jbielikowski
Everything you expect to see on Istanbul streets

Just wandered around for a week, oh how I missed this city. For the first time I took digital only and made loads of pictures so right now I'm just processing the ones I find nice, for a serious...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-10-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 3,007
Posted By jbielikowski
[/QUOTE] If they have troubles counting to 10...

[/QUOTE]

If they have troubles counting to 10 that's not a good sign...
Forum: Photo Software 12-20-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 5,392
Posted By jbielikowski
next vote for SEP2. and ACR is absolute...

next vote for SEP2.






and ACR is absolute garbage.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-18-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 3,708
Posted By jbielikowski
http://www.bielikowski.com/up/skn_0022.jpg Tri-X...

http://www.bielikowski.com/up/skn_0022.jpg

Tri-X @1600 in Ultrafin Plus (same as Tmax and DDX). Tri-X @ 800 is my basic b&w film and in U+ it has bit more punch than @ box speed, and ISO 1600 is...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 12-13-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 2,496
Posted By jbielikowski
one of my all time favs, and they cost...

one of my all time favs, and they cost peanuts.

https://c3.staticflickr.com/4/3899/14883944274_27f2b39a95_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/oFf75S)Ola XXVII (https://flic.kr/p/oFf75S) by Jan Bielikowski...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-28-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 1,011
Posted By jbielikowski
You guys are all right, beer is good for...

You guys are all right, beer is good for creativity ;) This year I finally got my art degree, running own business, you know a moment in life when you want to have everything arranged to become...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-27-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 1,011
Posted By jbielikowski
2016- my year of overthinking photography

I thought it's important, to know what you want from your photography, and to finish first 25years of my life with a masterplan. But that's bull***t. So I'm ending this year with less pictures than...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-06-2016
Replies: 2,979
Views: 476,376
Posted By jbielikowski
http://www.bielikowski.com/up/_DSF1288.jpg X100

http://www.bielikowski.com/up/_DSF1288.jpg

X100
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-01-2016
Replies: 64
Views: 7,561
Posted By jbielikowski
thanks, one of those moments Ektar really...

thanks, one of those moments Ektar really shines.

http://www.bielikowski.com/up/scf_0037.jpg
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-30-2016
Replies: 64
Views: 7,561
Posted By jbielikowski
*Turned out that first picture was actually shot...

*Turned out that first picture was actually shot with Noct-Nikkor not J-3...

http://www.bielikowski.com/up/scf_0036.jpg



http://www.bielikowski.com/up/scf_0038.jpg

Last days of beautiful Polish...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-13-2016
Replies: 54
Views: 2,817
Posted By jbielikowski
how many times you tried to go digital?

Just for yourself, don't count that Big Bad Black DSLR for paid gigs. I think I tried at least five times, most recently with M9 and X100 I just decided to get rid of after like three weeks.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-03-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 1,466
Posted By jbielikowski
http://www.bielikowski.com/up/_2AR9169.jpg it's...

http://www.bielikowski.com/up/_2AR9169.jpg

it's raining today, but last weekend... last weekend was good.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 09-29-2016
Replies: 20
Views: 2,476
Posted By jbielikowski
"Ideal For: 2 Pro DSLRs, 4-6 lenses, pro flash...

"Ideal For: 2 Pro DSLRs, 4-6 lenses, pro flash and accessories."

coolest way to make a good flap is a large piece of thick leather and magnets, for strolling around it's safe enough, but I won't...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 09-25-2016
Replies: 31
Views: 3,547
Posted By jbielikowski
This. I kinda like this place the way it is,...

This.

I kinda like this place the way it is, talking about mission, target and focus destroy the fun part- you can share your passion with other maniacs while drinking morning coffee.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-06-2016
Replies: 53
Views: 6,338
Posted By jbielikowski
Leica winding mechanism count 8 sprockets, no...

Leica winding mechanism count 8 sprockets, no adjustment possible. I had some minor spacing problems with one early M3 but it was due to used gears, your problems seem to be caused by something...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 08-04-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 798
Posted By jbielikowski
I never change pixels to inches and it works....

I never change pixels to inches and it works. Also I find pointless to downsize pictures to size other than the final size you want. When scanning with flatbed I scan @3200dpi for 35mm and @1200dpi...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 08-04-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 798
Posted By jbielikowski
In Photoshop ou need to check the box next to...

In Photoshop ou need to check the box next to resampling method.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-02-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 920
Posted By jbielikowski
+1 for a mod, with steady hands and dremel tool...

+1 for a mod, with steady hands and dremel tool it's a 2 minutes job.
Forum: Fuji X Series 07-29-2016
Replies: 40
Views: 3,751
Posted By jbielikowski
I have VSCO Essentials in ACR and Nik PS plugin,...

I have VSCO Essentials in ACR and Nik PS plugin, first for some basic raw correction and color work, but grain is so much better with Nik. And one thing I always do manually, bumping midtones with...
Forum: Fuji X Series 07-28-2016
Replies: 40
Views: 3,751
Posted By jbielikowski
The real problem with "film look" is not finding...

The real problem with "film look" is not finding correct plug-in but much higher resolution of digital images and modern lenses. You can add grain, but it will look like a layer above. Only solution...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-17-2016
Replies: 2,006
Views: 602,386
Posted By jbielikowski
http://www.bielikowski.com/up/can_0228.jpg

http://www.bielikowski.com/up/can_0228.jpg
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 07-14-2016
Replies: 19
Views: 2,449
Posted By jbielikowski
SPP is getting better and better, but some...

SPP is getting better and better, but some features are blocked with DP1/2. Color balance- you gonna spend some time fine tuning each photo but it's worth it.
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 07-13-2016
Replies: 19
Views: 2,449
Posted By jbielikowski
sorry for the delay, feel free to play with the...

sorry for the delay, feel free to play with the files, I strongly suggest to download latest SPP, it's slow and quirky but can do wonders (such as saving files as tiffs with doubled resolution)....
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 07-10-2016
Replies: 19
Views: 2,449
Posted By jbielikowski
Usually no, but sometimes they just f*** up. At...

Usually no, but sometimes they just f*** up. At least that's what I remember, I'll upload later some RAW files so you can play with them and judge on your own.
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 07-10-2016
Replies: 19
Views: 2,449
Posted By jbielikowski
I had DP1s twice, and yes the focusing dial is a...

I had DP1s twice, and yes the focusing dial is a blessing. Now the output... I spent loads of time with RAWs in both SPP and ACR, sometimes they are just untamable, sometimes beautiful and...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 07-08-2016
Replies: 43
Views: 2,686
Posted By jbielikowski
I kinda own a car, living in dead center of a...

I kinda own a car, living in dead center of a capital city I daily use one of my three bicycles instead, but you know, sometimes I wanna go to places.

http://www.bielikowski.com/up/can_0201.jpg
0.9L...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-24-2016
Replies: 43
Views: 7,744
Posted By jbielikowski
Fraser, did they changed the covering?

Fraser, did they changed the covering?
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-08-2016
Replies: 98
Views: 36,913
Posted By jbielikowski
http://www.bielikowski.com/up/can_0173.jpg tried...

http://www.bielikowski.com/up/can_0173.jpg

tried one with Leica If, terrific combo.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-07-2016
Replies: 20
Views: 1,524
Posted By jbielikowski
Not long time ago I used fully CLAd Fed 2 with...

Not long time ago I used fully CLAd Fed 2 with coll. Industar. Then some barnacks. The FSU was better because it was in better condition. Would apply to any old cameras.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-03-2016
Replies: 32
Views: 2,442
Posted By jbielikowski
very interesting to read so many different...

very interesting to read so many different thoughts and all of them are "true". it was never a problem for me to choose b&w/color for specific shots, but using more digital lately add some confusion...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-02-2016
Replies: 32
Views: 2,442
Posted By jbielikowski
how do you feel about color photography these days?

so it's late spring, everything is crazy colorful, are you encouraged to use color more? or maybe it doesn't matter for you? or you only dig b&w no matter what? just food for thoughts.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-31-2016
Replies: 2,662
Views: 787,076
Posted By jbielikowski
http://bielikowski.com/up/_2AR8141.jpg bought by...

http://bielikowski.com/up/_2AR8141.jpg

bought by first owner in Antwerpen on 15.05.1968
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-23-2016
Replies: 2,979
Views: 476,376
Posted By jbielikowski
http://bielikowski.com/up/_1020116.jpg Infinite...

http://bielikowski.com/up/_1020116.jpg

Infinite struggle to archive the film look finally show some effects, maybe not perfect but tolerable.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-18-2016
Replies: 2,979
Views: 476,376
Posted By jbielikowski
http://bielikowski.com/up/_2AR8229.jpg

http://bielikowski.com/up/_2AR8229.jpg
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-16-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 2,932
Posted By jbielikowski
P67 is bloody heavy, but in general big cameras...

P67 is bloody heavy, but in general big cameras are good because people think you are doing some serious stuff and just move along.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-07-2016
Replies: 72
Views: 5,373
Posted By jbielikowski
this, happens once a year, recently even more...

this, happens once a year, recently even more often. I don't rationalize, it's not a pursuit for a simple tool for better photography, most of times it's not because of financial reasons. I simply...
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 05-03-2016
Replies: 58
Views: 7,654
Posted By jbielikowski
You must remember that between negative that was...

You must remember that between negative that was used in a camera and transparency with final "cinema" version there was at least a few dup-negatives, copies, the whole post-process downgraded the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-27-2016
Replies: 31
Views: 4,091
Posted By jbielikowski
As long as we talk about needs not lust the FM2...

As long as we talk about needs not lust the FM2 is perfect solution, a cheap too.

But hell, last weekend I finally found black F with plain prism in great price and condition, after more than 5...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-24-2016
Replies: 2,578
Views: 492,777
Posted By jbielikowski
http://bielikowski.com/up/can_0116.jpg Nikkor-H,...

http://bielikowski.com/up/can_0116.jpg

Nikkor-H, best 50mm ever
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-24-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 4,020
Posted By jbielikowski
That's interesting, I've chosen U+ after seeing...

That's interesting, I've chosen U+ after seeing nice examples of Tri-X in T-Max and some other stuff in DD-X, TT was way cheaper but all of them are supposed to work best with T-grain emulsions, and...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 04-22-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 2,644
Posted By jbielikowski
Funny, because RFF does resize over 1000px width.

Funny, because RFF does resize over 1000px width.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-20-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 4,020
Posted By jbielikowski
I use Tetenal Ultrafin Plus which is DD-X clone,...

I use Tetenal Ultrafin Plus which is DD-X clone, you can rate it 800 for more contrasty look which I like, 1600 is also not a problem for this combo.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-18-2016
Replies: 2,578
Views: 492,777
Posted By jbielikowski
http://www.bielikowski.com/up/can_0072.jpg Aires...

http://www.bielikowski.com/up/can_0072.jpg
Aires 35 III, Ektar 100

http://www.bielikowski.com/up/can_0086.jpg
Nikkor 35-70/2.8, Adox CMS 20 in Ultrafin Plus
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-01-2016
Replies: 26
Views: 2,287
Posted By jbielikowski
28&50 and you're done, Zeiss lenses gonna be...

28&50 and you're done, Zeiss lenses gonna be good, good enough.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-28-2016
Replies: 2,979
Views: 476,376
Posted By jbielikowski
http://bielikowski.com/up/_2AR7566.jpg

http://bielikowski.com/up/_2AR7566.jpg
Forum: Photo Software 03-24-2016
Replies: 59
Views: 7,273
Posted By jbielikowski
Good, good! I spent too much time making custom...

Good, good! I spent too much time making custom ACR presets combined from other film presets floating around the web, now I can have it all.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-20-2016
Replies: 2,662
Views: 787,076
Posted By jbielikowski
http://bielikowski.com/up/_2AR7527.jpg found it...

http://bielikowski.com/up/_2AR7527.jpg

found it dusted and dirty on "junk shelf" in camera store I'm working in, to my surprise it was working perfectly smooth. Spent some time cleaning, changed the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-17-2016
Replies: 128
Views: 16,233
Posted By jbielikowski
The only product I liked from Bellamy was the...

The only product I liked from Bellamy was the kimono strap which he sadly discontinued before I decided to buy it.

But hey, it's a surveillance film, it was made for street!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-11-2016
Replies: 2,979
Views: 476,376
Posted By jbielikowski
http://bielikowski.com/up/DSCN1223X.jpg http://bi...

http://bielikowski.com/up/DSCN1223X.jpg

http://bielikowski.com/up/DSCN1224X.jpg

I was sick of trying to mimic "film look" and decided to take advantage of RAW headroom, custom ACR profile with...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-08-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 2,637
Posted By jbielikowski
I use similar leather straps as fedka sell for...

I use similar leather straps as fedka sell for 10.75$, but I buy them locally for 5$, and they are probably ussr made.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-02-2016
Replies: 29
Views: 2,701
Posted By jbielikowski
Dziennik z podróży...

Dziennik z podróży (http://ninateka.pl/film/dziennik-z-podrozy-piotr-stasik) ;)
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 02-09-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 2,084
Posted By jbielikowski
13Promet, your photos are exactly what I was...

13Promet, your photos are exactly what I was thinking about, nice.

35SE, wonderful camera, and very fast shooting... when you can concentrate on taking pictures, with it's three manual rings to take...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 02-08-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 2,084
Posted By jbielikowski
Lomo LC-A user but not a lomographer?

Anybody decided to use Lomo LC-A as a "serious" pocket camera? I always liked Oly XA but I have bad luck and already smashed a few. Also the exposure is too often far from what I expected. Minox...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 01-13-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 1,467
Posted By jbielikowski
Had the same with 35/1.4, never bothered, nor did...

Had the same with 35/1.4, never bothered, nor did the buyer.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-06-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 1,615
Posted By jbielikowski
Miniluxes are known for suicidal tendencies.

Miniluxes are known for suicidal tendencies.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-04-2016
Replies: 107
Views: 11,037
Posted By jbielikowski
I use USM in PS twice when dealing with CanoScan...

I use USM in PS twice when dealing with CanoScan 9000F files, first 300; 1(or 1,5); 0 for input file, and in the end 33; 0,3; 0 for 1050x700 files (I use "bicubic with smoothing gradients" for...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-28-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 3,826
Posted By jbielikowski
I managed to get decent results in Rodinal 1+300...

I managed to get decent results in Rodinal 1+300 12 mins and minimum agitation... But only with exposures spot on.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-26-2015
Replies: 154
Views: 51,368
Posted By jbielikowski
http://bielikowski.com/up/ex.jpg I like 6x4.5...

http://bielikowski.com/up/ex.jpg

I like 6x4.5 back on swc so you get less floor on the pictures, also the picture is slightly cropped.
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 12-17-2015
Replies: 45
Views: 6,374
Posted By jbielikowski
you can try this (http://www.mdisc.com/)

you can try this (http://www.mdisc.com/)
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 12-13-2015
Replies: 830
Views: 81,853
Posted By jbielikowski
Anybody still use 1st gen DP? After selling my...

Anybody still use 1st gen DP? After selling my DP1s about a year ago I was lucky to buy today another one for a bit over 100$. Waiting for battery to charge I went thru some old X3F files and I feel...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-15-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 4,340
Posted By jbielikowski
The oldest you can find, mid 50's is where the...

The oldest you can find, mid 50's is where the quality started to drop, a Kiev II from 40's is what you want. Then find right technician and spend 3 times of the camera price on full overhaul... and...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-14-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 3,119
Posted By jbielikowski
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7592/17087829226_22...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7592/17087829226_224efbdd2f_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/s2ZAih)

fuel for your GAS ;)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-24-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 1,993
Posted By jbielikowski
You dont wanna haul around F5, and 1n/1v are...

You dont wanna haul around F5, and 1n/1v are quite handy. Also very nice for manual focus lenses.
Forum: Leica SL 10-20-2015
Replies: 273
Views: 19,164
Posted By jbielikowski
Leica Camera Poland just uploaded the picture on...

Leica Camera Poland just uploaded the picture on the Facebook, "Leica SL, Straight Pro".
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-16-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 1,840
Posted By jbielikowski
[email protected] in T-MAX (or Ultrafin Plus etc.) and...

[email protected] in T-MAX (or Ultrafin Plus etc.) and you have quite a headroom for exposure with nice tonality and grain.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-11-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 1,037
Posted By jbielikowski
1v is a nice upgrade if you put to use those...

1v is a nice upgrade if you put to use those off-center AF points i.e. for portraits to have one on the models eye, also with one button you can switch to center point, too bad they omitted it EOS 3....
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-14-2015
Replies: 55
Views: 5,112
Posted By jbielikowski
Yeah, beware of early SN bodies, mine was bugged,...

Yeah, beware of early SN bodies, mine was bugged, but except that I love the ergonomics and VF. You can hunt down cheap Adaptall2 glass (adapters could be pricey) and use with great results.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-29-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 3,245
Posted By jbielikowski
I praise Nikon for such "weird" position of the...

I praise Nikon for such "weird" position of the shutter speed knob with DP-1 (meter is dead on mine) so I see numbers when pointing camera lens down, somehow very handy when pre-setting exposure once...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-26-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 2,763
Posted By jbielikowski
I really don't like manual focusing with AF...

I really don't like manual focusing with AF Nikkors it's totally undamped, feels like a toy... but that's also caused by build quality.

Bear in mind that oldest Nikkors (with letters) won't mount on...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-14-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 2,217
Posted By jbielikowski
that's not bad, with fast lens I find focusing on...

that's not bad, with fast lens I find focusing on subjects not in the dead center a hit or miss with OM-1.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-10-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 4,465
Posted By jbielikowski
Find one with the rubber eyepiece still on place,...

Find one with the rubber eyepiece still on place, gonna be much nicer to use. As for the lenses, find something compact and cheap, there are no really bad Nikon primes as long as they are not broken,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-05-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 2,666
Posted By jbielikowski
25, 100, 400, no problems in Ultrafin Plus, bit...

25, 100, 400, no problems in Ultrafin Plus, bit grainy yes, but overall pleasant classic look.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-20-2015
Replies: 99
Views: 12,403
Posted By jbielikowski
Buy, try and sell, route I've gone with most of...

Buy, try and sell, route I've gone with most of cameras I wanted. Few years of GAS madness, fueled with credit card and now I'm settled with lowly R4 and adaptalled tamron (payed with real money). So...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-20-2015
Replies: 99
Views: 30,118
Posted By jbielikowski
http://bielikowski.com/up/csn_0503.jpg Elmar-M,...

http://bielikowski.com/up/csn_0503.jpg

Elmar-M, RPX 25
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 07-17-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 1,297
Posted By jbielikowski
you can make one like this...

you can make one like this (http://www.electricedge.com/greymatter/archives/00007288.htm)

edit: oh well, you probably know it.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-14-2015
Replies: 45
Views: 6,635
Posted By jbielikowski
I've used FP4 some time ago and fellow rff'er...

I've used FP4 some time ago and fellow rff'er suggested to develop it in D-76 1+3, very pleasant indeed, most of pictures in this set...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-05-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 3,357
Posted By jbielikowski
Funny you ask, as I'm searching for THE focal...

Funny you ask, as I'm searching for THE focal length I wanna use daily (right now most of my gear is gone so I can buy anything I can afford, and gonna buy wisely). And after trying loads of stuff,...
Forum: Travel 07-02-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 2,346
Posted By jbielikowski
Take many good pictures, especially I like HK...

Take many good pictures, especially I like HK street vistas with 21mm, and dont forget to post them on flickr!*



*I was there in february with Olympus XA, took mostly pictures of people. So now...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-29-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 3,562
Posted By jbielikowski
I feel you, rediscovering 50mm FOV after using...

I feel you, rediscovering 50mm FOV after using wider lens is a such pleasing experience, you feel like composing pictures not making photographs.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-23-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 5,435
Posted By jbielikowski
I use SF8 with a flatbed Canon but using right...

I use SF8 with a flatbed Canon but using right profile is not always right, most of the times I choose a different one to get colors right. Also I'm not sure if I understand why you reset the color...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-23-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 3,240
Posted By jbielikowski
Update- I snapped cheap 28/2.5 Tamron BBAR and A2...

Update- I snapped cheap 28/2.5 Tamron BBAR and A2 adapter, lens does mount properly but it won't stop down past f/5.6 and at full aperture metering shows f/1.7 so it could be used in AE with +1ev...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-12-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 3,240
Posted By jbielikowski
Thats why I'm not very worried about it, too bad...

Thats why I'm not very worried about it, too bad I have whole weekend of waiting for the reply.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-12-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 3,240
Posted By jbielikowski
It is worn on the barrel, but glass is clean, and...

It is worn on the barrel, but glass is clean, and there are no signs of tinkering on the screws. And IQ is perfect on close to middle distance. Good thing it's leicashop vienna item, not a random...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-12-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 3,240
Posted By jbielikowski
Thank you Tony! Damn I wanted Leica and I've...

Thank you Tony!

Damn I wanted Leica and I've received Holga...

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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-11-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 3,240
Posted By jbielikowski
R8 was my dream (as F3HP) around 1998, somehow I...

R8 was my dream (as F3HP) around 1998, somehow I never used them before, and I'm close to saying that I've used almost everything. Maybe it was the fear that those unicorns, holy grails, gonna be...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-10-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 3,240
Posted By jbielikowski
Early 3rd type. I also loaned F3HP with a 35 and...

Early 3rd type.

I also loaned F3HP with a 35 and gonna use them both and keep the one with a nicer soul.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-10-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 3,240
Posted By jbielikowski
Well, couple hours after posting the question I...

Well, couple hours after posting the question I snapped 35 elmarit, should be here tommorow ;)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-08-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 3,240
Posted By jbielikowski
Well here it is:...

Well here it is: http://leica.nemeng.com/017e.shtml (scroll to the bottom) I finally found explanation, not only simple "don't do this" on FM and photo.net
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-08-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 3,240
Posted By jbielikowski
Thats the catch, some sources talk about a...

Thats the catch, some sources talk about a crucial difference between R4-R7 and R8/9 mount...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-08-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 3,240
Posted By jbielikowski
Anybody, please?

Anybody, please?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-04-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 3,240
Posted By jbielikowski
Adaptall on R8?

I have a R8 on the way and wanted to try if I like it before buying leica glass, I can source adaptall 2<->leica r adapter for peanuts but I've read mixed opinions about using it with R8/R9. Could...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-02-2015
Replies: 74
Views: 9,757
Posted By jbielikowski
http://bielikowski.com/up/csn_0368.jpg http://bie...

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Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 05-29-2015
Replies: 77
Views: 10,561
Posted By jbielikowski
http://bielikowski.com/up/_1000144.jpg been...

http://bielikowski.com/up/_1000144.jpg

been shooting with lens cap and G1 for a while and I must admit thats on of the most clever designs I've seen.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-17-2015
Replies: 74
Views: 9,757
Posted By jbielikowski
http://bielikowski.com/up/csn_0413.jpg P6TL,...

http://bielikowski.com/up/csn_0413.jpg

P6TL, Biometar
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 05-06-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 4,358
Posted By jbielikowski
Why Horizont not Horizon 202? It's a much...

Why Horizont not Horizon 202? It's a much improved design.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-04-2015
Replies: 74
Views: 9,757
Posted By jbielikowski
Hurray! Right now my two main cameras are Kiev...

Hurray! Right now my two main cameras are Kiev and Horizon, a bit of competition encourage to finally upload some photos on RFF.
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 04-24-2015
Replies: 595
Views: 72,536
Posted By jbielikowski
http://bielikowski.com/up/csn_0356X.jpg

http://bielikowski.com/up/csn_0356X.jpg
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-17-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 961
Posted By jbielikowski
Oh, no idea how I read GAS insted of CLA... Well,...

Oh, no idea how I read GAS insted of CLA... Well, if one could mount J-12 on IIa I suspect its popularity would be greater.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-17-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 961
Posted By jbielikowski
Now thats interesting! Still its ugly as hell, I...

Now thats interesting! Still its ugly as hell, I covered mine with gaffer, early Kiev II bold logo is so much nicer... I'd say, keep it as a collectible (or sell and get yourself that IIa). I have...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 04-13-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 5,008
Posted By jbielikowski
I find it easier to process old files, and to...

I find it easier to process old files, and to speed up the learning of a new camera I use raw samples from the web. As you don't have a memory of the moment you've taken the picture it's easier to...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-10-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 2,692
Posted By jbielikowski
I don't know what finder you are using but one...

I don't know what finder you are using but one for Altix/Altissa makes a perfect combo with Jupiters, as it has masks for 35/50/90mm lenses. It look mighty good and its dead easy to clean...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-10-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 960
Posted By jbielikowski
Oh, that plate, sorry. On mine its bit bent on...

Oh, that plate, sorry. On mine its bit bent on the corner, as it was levered out. I'm not sure but those plates are glued on, I think I saw once one without it.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-10-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 960
Posted By jbielikowski
Unscrew it ;)

Unscrew it ;)
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 04-07-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 4,081
Posted By jbielikowski
I was about to answer you questions but I gave...

I was about to answer you questions but I gave up... just go out with one camera, 35mm lens at f/8 or more, ISO 400 film and shoot, soon you gonna know it all. There is no question "how to use...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-02-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,899
Posted By jbielikowski
There is a very similar one for sale locally, so...

There is a very similar one for sale locally, so I believe it was a common upgrade.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-29-2015
Replies: 53
Views: 8,577
Posted By jbielikowski
120 Acros is superb, and in dedicated t-grain...

120 Acros is superb, and in dedicated t-grain developer (i.e. Ultrafin Plus) it's magic.

http://bielikowski.com/up/IMG_0193.jpg
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 03-28-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 1,160
Posted By jbielikowski
japanexposures.com could be helpful.

japanexposures.com could be helpful.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-27-2015
Replies: 100
Views: 8,608
Posted By jbielikowski
Camera for life? Would be F2 Titan and 20/35/85....

Camera for life? Would be F2 Titan and 20/35/85.

We sure do have more GAS than OPEC...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-25-2015
Replies: 42
Views: 6,847
Posted By jbielikowski
Sorry guys but you sound like the doomsday is...

Sorry guys but you sound like the doomsday is coming... and all you have to do is to adapt. There is a crapload of money in commercial work, so once in a while you can afford taking a break and do...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 03-23-2015
Replies: 595
Views: 72,536
Posted By jbielikowski
http://bielikowski.com/up/csn_0290.jpg

http://bielikowski.com/up/csn_0290.jpg
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-21-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,553
Posted By jbielikowski
What tick all the boxes is a used full frame EOS...

What tick all the boxes is a used full frame EOS with Ec-B.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 03-09-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 2,359
Posted By jbielikowski
http://bielikowski.com/up/csn_0281.jpg http://bie...

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And that's all folks, thanks for watching, hope you enjoyed the show.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 03-08-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 2,359
Posted By jbielikowski
http://bielikowski.com/up/csn_0266.jpg http://bie...

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Last one shot while eating late dinner.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 03-07-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 2,359
Posted By jbielikowski
For me it was warm, but its around 0C here. Whole...

For me it was warm, but its around 0C here. Whole time it was around 15C, sometimes windy and chilly but on those rice terraces it was nice and humid, one can spot first signs of spring. Only Canton...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 03-07-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 2,359
Posted By jbielikowski
Oh no, I took 10 rolls ;) I'm very happy you...

Oh no, I took 10 rolls ;)

I'm very happy you guys like it, next chapter- Longji Rice Terraces.

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