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Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 1,199
Posted By BernardL
Not sure I get your logic. There are some...

Not sure I get your logic. There are some alternatives in-between a SLR and a half frame, that will save a lot of weight and still provide full frame image quality. Nothing against half frame per se;...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 271
Posted By BernardL
Some coating defects are much more apparent in...

Some coating defects are much more apparent in reflection (i.e. looking at the lens) than in transmission (the lens doing its regular job).

Suppose the pristine coating has 0.5% reflection, and a...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-09-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 296
Posted By BernardL
To sounds like a bug from an internal...

To sounds like a bug from an internal contradiction. Short version. Contact Ed Hamrick.
Details.

Following my experience, Ed Hamrick will stand behind his software provided:
- your question is...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 05-07-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 310
Posted By BernardL
I suggest you wait till the weekend. I have at...

I suggest you wait till the weekend. I have at home (I'm away just now) some notes about the screws that should or not be removed. I remember there is one behind the sticker inside the battery...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 05-07-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 310
Posted By BernardL
I had almost the same symptoms: camera would turn...

I had almost the same symptoms: camera would turn on, or not, erratically. Now after a little exercise, it is OK.

I suggest that you repeatedly exercise the slider switch; hopefully this will clean...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 05-06-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 473
Posted By BernardL
jumping to conclusions from single...

jumping to conclusions from single event

+1

Have experienced it with Neopan400 in Fujica GS645W, and, also with Neopan400, in Zeiss Nettar.
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 05-05-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 954
Posted By BernardL
Warning: provocative post ahead. So I have this...

Warning: provocative post ahead.

So I have this Minolta Hi-Matic 7SII with 40/1.7 Rokkor. Is one of my favorite take-out cameras (together with Oly 35RC and Retina IIa). I paid 20€ for the...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-27-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 349
Posted By BernardL
Before you try what olifaunt suggests, or...

Before you try what olifaunt suggests, or otherwise touch the shutter blades, make sure you first follow the recommendation of Ste S and try the camera with a proper battery.
Possibly the shutter...
Forum: Travel 04-22-2019
Replies: 154
Views: 4,819
Posted By BernardL
Stunning. These landscapes and monuments must be...

Stunning. These landscapes and monuments must be known, for sure, but I've never seen them pictured like that.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-16-2019
Replies: 94
Views: 2,777
Posted By BernardL
Most of the stone structure survived. The stained...

Most of the stone structure survived. The stained glass survived. At one time there were flames inside the North tower, the firemen's water jets looked minuscule and powerless, and I feared the...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 04-10-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 381
Posted By BernardL
Look...

Look up:
https://www.fotoimpex.com/films/sheet-films/
where you will find 3.25 x 4.25 and (further down) 9x12cm, and many other formats.

You also have the option of X-ray film, that you need to cut...
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 04-09-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 2,273
Posted By BernardL
Full strength, not 1:1? That would maybe explain...

Full strength, not 1:1? That would maybe explain why so little grain. Anyway, well done, technically and picture-wise.
Forum: Optics Theory - 04-04-2019
Replies: 86
Views: 1,962
Posted By BernardL
Great customer service, fine. But B&H are not...

Great customer service, fine. But B&H are not philantropists. So, other customers, somehow, are paying for such capricious behavior.
Forum: Optics Theory - 04-04-2019
Replies: 86
Views: 1,962
Posted By BernardL
So you ask a question on a forum, and less than 6...

So you ask a question on a forum, and less than 6 hours later, as several people are trying to explain to you that your image is OK, you draw your own conclusions and return the lens.
Forum: Optics Theory - 04-04-2019
Replies: 86
Views: 1,962
Posted By BernardL
Perspective: straight lines that are parallel in...

Perspective: straight lines that are parallel in real world are recorded as converging lines, straight but not parallel. The rules of perspective have been established by Brunelleschi and Alberti in...
Forum: Travel 03-22-2019
Replies: 154
Views: 4,819
Posted By BernardL
Great. Can hardly wait for the pictures as they...

Great. Can hardly wait for the pictures as they are developed, dried, and scanned.

Next challenge: retrace the circuit of Gleb Travin. Bicycle, 1928-1931....
Forum: Olympus RF 03-14-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 450
Posted By BernardL
Why not a vented hood? Need a step up/down ring,...

Why not a vented hood? Need a step up/down ring, but that is almost a necessity with the Olympus rangefinders (43.5mm!!)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-08-2019
Replies: 55
Views: 1,511
Posted By BernardL
I know that is not what you asked, but why don't...

I know that is not what you asked, but why don't you buy a Rollei SL35(M) or Voigtlander VSL3E. The cost is peanuts compared with the value of your trio of lenses. In-body metering, clean lines. So...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 03-08-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 730
Posted By BernardL
DisplayCal works for me and my obsolete...

DisplayCal works for me and my obsolete equipment: Samsung SyncMaster 173P and X-Rite/Monaco Optix Puck.

Side note. No thanks to Samsung for designing a monitor without buttons, where the on-screen...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-06-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 932
Posted By BernardL
Browsing my files, I came across a illustrated...

Browsing my files, I came across a illustrated write-up for (partial?) servicing of a Super-B shutter. I had saved it as a local html file; the site does not exist any more, but can be found thanks...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-06-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 932
Posted By BernardL
@ Brett, Thank you! I was hoping ("please point...

@ Brett, Thank you!
I was hoping ("please point me to a starting point") for a few pointers, and I see you took the time to produce this long and informative text. And, yes, I have the "Contaflex...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-05-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 932
Posted By BernardL
I agree in principle. But I have three...

I agree in principle. But I have three Contaflexes. So, yes, some love. One, Super BC, has a strange problem, so far unsolved:...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-23-2019
Replies: 623
Views: 139,845
Posted By BernardL
The camera I see is a Mamiya TLR. :confused:

The camera I see is a Mamiya TLR. :confused:
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 02-18-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,818
Posted By BernardL
Nice to see that response, and other similar...

Nice to see that response, and other similar comments. The parachute jump was with the 513 PIR on 24 March 1945.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-17-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 298
Posted By BernardL
Sorry I can't help you. I also have a Nettar...

Sorry I can't help you. I also have a Nettar (6x6) in good condition, but the paint flakes off the metal. Seems to have been painted onto aluminum without the proper primer.

Do you have a plan to...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-16-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,058
Posted By BernardL
So you have this P&S that appears to be...

So you have this P&S that appears to be brain-dead, or just acts funny. Open it (try not break those latches that were designed to snap shut once for all) and you discover this tiny ASIC (application...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 02-13-2019
Replies: 101
Views: 2,955
Posted By BernardL
The various Fuji 645 are attractive. But... I had...

The various Fuji 645 are attractive. But... I had to fix my GS645W (front assembly falling apart) and my brother's (auto film advance and counter). So, as much as I love my GS645W, I would hesitate...
Forum: Optics Theory - 02-04-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 529
Posted By BernardL
A remarkable achievement. Not just a design...

A remarkable achievement. Not just a design development: they have actually fabricated a corrector. Diameter 1.5mm, though. See full story at: http://sci-hub.se/10.1021/acs.nanolett.8b03567 (you...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-29-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,768
Posted By BernardL
More from the Minoltina. This time from a sunny...

More from the Minoltina.

This time from a sunny winter day. APX-100, Rodinal 1:25 [email protected]°C, agitation every minute....
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-21-2019
Replies: 124
Views: 2,979
Posted By BernardL
OP wrote: affordable.

OP wrote: affordable.
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 01-18-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 2,273
Posted By BernardL
Your Tri-X (400TX?) pics look real nice,...

Your Tri-X (400TX?) pics look real nice, composition and technical. How did you expose (EI) and process them?
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-14-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,116
Posted By BernardL
The whole thread in general, and the first of the...

The whole thread in general, and the first of the two quotations I copied, were about the Sunny (11, 16, 22) rule. I thought I had spelt that out clearly enough in the sentence starting with "NO",...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-14-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,116
Posted By BernardL
Are you sure??? That is a N+1 development,...

Are you sure??? That is a N+1 development, normally used for flat scenes
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-14-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,116
Posted By BernardL
More confusing advice. Sunny 16 is meant to give...

More confusing advice. Sunny 16 is meant to give proper exposure in some well-defined, frequently encountered situations. It is based on the expected lighting level. So, with (say) thinly veiled...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-14-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,116
Posted By BernardL
Confusing and potentially catastrophic advice...

Confusing and potentially catastrophic advice given to OP.

YES you need to over expose wrt to an average meter reading on a snow-dominated scene;

NO you should not overexpose by one or (shudder)...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-10-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,768
Posted By BernardL
Lucky Aussies! seem to spend all their time at...

Lucky Aussies! seem to spend all their time at the beach. Nice pics, but somehow i like better you beach pics in b/w. My favorite is the last.


To avoid that the meter will place the sand on Zone...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 01-06-2019
Replies: 144
Views: 43,326
Posted By BernardL
+1 (esp. tonality) Folks who spent on a 67...

+1 (esp. tonality)

Folks who spent on a 67 camera need self-justification, hence their dismissive comments re 645.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-22-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 1,768
Posted By BernardL
Lynn, Thank you and glad you liked them....

Lynn,
Thank you and glad you liked them.

Jean-Yves wrote:
Indeed:

http://cdn.ipernity.com/200/69/32/47886932.b1c5a3d5.640.jpg


Some company
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-21-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 1,768
Posted By BernardL
Carried the Minoltina with me since a few days...

Carried the Minoltina with me since a few days but no proper opportunities for photos. On Thursday drove down to the campus and found it under low-lying fog. Took a few pics. APX-100 (real one or...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-20-2018
Replies: 423
Views: 72,932
Posted By BernardL
@ lynnb:...

@ lynnb: https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showpost.php?p=2855143&postcount=414
How did you obtain such prominent grain from TMX400, Is it just contrast amplification when scanning? Or is it...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-13-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 1,768
Posted By BernardL
Minoltina arrived during a short trip to Paris....

Minoltina arrived during a short trip to Paris. Thank you a lot Jean-Yves. It's even better than I thought. While of course the proof is in the test film, everything seems to be alright. The look is...
Forum: Travel 12-01-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 415
Posted By BernardL
Street market rue Daguerre (14th arrondissement);...

Street market rue Daguerre (14th arrondissement); Every morning.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-27-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 966
Posted By BernardL
All good advice, IMO. I would add, between rinse...

All good advice, IMO. I would add, between rinse and hang:
1 min in photo-flo or equivalent, at the manufacturer's recommended dilution, or weaker (as long as water spreads as an unbroken film).
...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-27-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 966
Posted By BernardL
Uh? I knew dilutions B...H for HC-110. Concerning...

Uh? I knew dilutions B...H for HC-110. Concerning X-tol that is new?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-27-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 966
Posted By BernardL
I have both Paterson reels and AP reels (the...

I have both Paterson reels and AP reels (the plain model, without extended guides). To me they are equally easy to load. The main difference is that the AP tanks do not leak, thanks to a better...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-27-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 966
Posted By BernardL
Foma film, no experience, but Fomabrom variant...

Foma film, no experience, but Fomabrom variant 111 is (to my eyes) equal to Ilford Multigrade, and cheaper, either locally or from fotoimpex.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 11-22-2018
Replies: 102
Views: 3,634
Posted By BernardL
Oly MjuII. Good IQ. Many times my second camera....

Oly MjuII. Good IQ. Many times my second camera.

Yashica T4. As above, plus better close focus capability.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-18-2018
Replies: 1,555
Views: 275,450
Posted By BernardL
Uriage Cabriolet Classic, May-2017 Mamiya C220,...

Uriage Cabriolet Classic, May-2017
Mamiya C220, 80mm, Paramender. Kodak 400TX. D-76 1+1 10min....
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-17-2018
Replies: 42
Views: 1,321
Posted By BernardL
I would not do that. Also below the lens flange,...

I would not do that. Also below the lens flange, I suspect there is a wiper resistor to transform the aperture information into an electrical resistance for the meter circuit. You risk to transfer...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 11-14-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 544
Posted By BernardL
Agree. But there is (IMO) a technical reason. For...

Agree. But there is (IMO) a technical reason. For a given film format, the shorter the "focal length", the smaller the pinhole diameter, and the "sharper" the image looks.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-10-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 1,768
Posted By BernardL
Did you check your PM inbox? I provided that...

Did you check your PM inbox? I provided that information on Tuesday Nov 6, and asked what was the shipping cost, but have not heard from you.

Best regards
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-05-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 1,768
Posted By BernardL
I'll be happy to pay the postage (France) for the...

I'll be happy to pay the postage (France) for the Minoltina (really pretty) and post the "best of" from the first roll before end of 2018 year. If still available.
It will keep company to my 7SII.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-03-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 829
Posted By BernardL
Go to amazon.com. Type in the search bar...

Go to amazon.com. Type in the search bar "firewire pci". Many choices starting at $10. And you would instead dump a Coolscan 8000 ??:confused: I'll get it off your hands. I'll even pay shipping.:D
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-18-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 950
Posted By BernardL
Olympus 35RC and Contaflex Super.

Olympus 35RC and Contaflex Super.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-16-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 5,898
Posted By BernardL
What exactly does "@EI200" mean in front of a...

What exactly does "@EI200" mean in front of a scene with such extreme contrast? Metering decisions span a wider range than the 1-stop difference between EI400 and EI200.
Could you tell us, e.g., the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-15-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 252
Posted By BernardL
Follow-up and summary of my previous post....

Follow-up and summary of my previous post. Develop normally.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-15-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 2,323
Posted By BernardL
For taking pictures? Depends on your taste; other...

For taking pictures? Depends on your taste; other people can't decide for you. For some people, 28mm is their default f.l., for others, 35mm, for yet others 50mm...
For putting in a glass case?...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-15-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 252
Posted By BernardL
1. This camera has no DX contacts? 2. This is...

1. This camera has no DX contacts?

2. This is correct and logical:
High contrast scene --> need low contrast development --> lower dev time --> need to expose to lower ISO.
The reverse is without...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 10-14-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 750
Posted By BernardL
How can you be sure to "set the camera on tripod...

How can you be sure to "set the camera on tripod at the precise location the images were made", after taking out the film, and developing it?? Any deviation will waste the whole exercise.

Why not...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-24-2018
Replies: 31
Views: 1,032
Posted By BernardL
+1 Not only good manners, but ability to state a...

+1 Not only good manners, but ability to state a clear question, independent of language ability. BTW, OP is fluent enough in Ennglish to know the word asshole.
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 08-15-2018
Replies: 333
Views: 61,745
Posted By BernardL
That "glow" in your images... Is it the (absence...

That "glow" in your images... Is it the (absence of) anti-halation layer in the Polypan film, or the lens of your Rollei needing some cleaning? An "interesting" look, but also destroys shadow value...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 07-31-2018
Replies: 39
Views: 1,433
Posted By BernardL
IMO, you'll get the most for you dollars (yens,...

IMO, you'll get the most for you dollars (yens, euros) spent by buying a plain MF camera --with a good lens-- and an accessory rangefinder. For most pictures, and with minimal training, your...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-16-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 1,437
Posted By BernardL
Just stay with D-76. Only use it 1+1. Mix the...

Just stay with D-76. Only use it 1+1. Mix the required volume, put safely away te stock solution. At the end of dev time, dump into sink. No pouring back (whatever) into dev bottle, no risk of...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-04-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 2,062
Posted By BernardL
+1 Not only that, but the Coolscan may actually...

+1 Not only that, but the Coolscan may actually have a better resolution. Resolution as quoted by makers is actually sampling resolution. Past a certain point, the extra "resolution" is just zillions...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-18-2018
Replies: 31
Views: 930
Posted By BernardL
Joke aside, an air compressor must be filtered...

Joke aside, an air compressor must be filtered for two reasons:
Oil mist from the compressor cylinder;
Possible water mist forming when the air expands to atmospheric pressure; depends on ambient...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-17-2018
Replies: 31
Views: 930
Posted By BernardL
Giotto's rocket air; environment friendly,...

Giotto's rocket air; environment friendly, renewable....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-16-2018
Replies: 197
Views: 11,273
Posted By BernardL
photrio advanced search "Ektachrome" in...

photrio
advanced search
"Ektachrome" in "[Classifieds] For Sale"...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-09-2018
Replies: 41
Views: 4,103
Posted By BernardL
Keep in mind that the Fuji spectrogram is witht a...

Keep in mind that the Fuji spectrogram is witht a 5400K source, while the Foma spectrogram is with a 2850K source, which has *vastly* more energy in the red region of the spectrum. Ilford likewise...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-12-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 25,295
Posted By BernardL
Thank you!

Thank you!
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-24-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 1,863
Posted By BernardL
The current opioid crisis in USA results from...

The current opioid crisis in USA results from aggressive pushing by pharmaceutical company Purdue Pharma. How is border protection going to address this, except for propaganda purposes?
WAKE UP TO...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-05-2018
Replies: 47
Views: 3,370
Posted By BernardL
+1 My go-to camera. Plus the 42mm focal length,...

+1
My go-to camera. Plus the 42mm focal length, 40-ish being IMO ideal for fixed-lens, but that is personal.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-02-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 1,650
Posted By BernardL
I use glass plates with my Betterscanning holder...

I use glass plates with my Betterscanning holder and Epson V700. Bought from a framing store. This is so-called "anti-reflection" glass, actually slightly frosted; not vacuum coated museum glass...
Forum: Chris Crawford 12-15-2017
Replies: 2,526
Views: 365,726
Posted By BernardL
Thank you. Always a pleasure to look at your...

Thank you. Always a pleasure to look at your latest photos.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 12-10-2017
Replies: 314
Views: 86,054
Posted By BernardL
Nikon LS-2000 with vuescan.

Nikon LS-2000 with vuescan.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-04-2017
Replies: 32
Views: 1,292
Posted By BernardL
Dektol ! That should be rock'n'roll

Dektol ! That should be rock'n'roll
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-09-2017
Replies: 46
Views: 1,789
Posted By BernardL
Does not make much sense to me.

Does not make much sense to me.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 11-02-2017
Replies: 43
Views: 2,704
Posted By BernardL
Are you referring to: John Maloof? As far as I...

Are you referring to:
John Maloof? As far as I know, if it were not for him, Vivian Maier's photos might have ended in the dumpster; And, If I am to believe the narration in "Finding Vivian Maier",...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-27-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 1,001
Posted By BernardL
One more: 6x6 should be cut in strips of 3...

One more: 6x6 should be cut in strips of 3 frames. And that was well before the V700. Well before any scanner existed.

The curvature of your film! No way you'll achieve quality scans. Buy a...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 10-18-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 1,678
Posted By BernardL
Mr newfilm lost interest soon after asking his...

Mr newfilm lost interest soon after asking his question and just left the room:D
Forum: Foca Cameras 10-03-2017
Replies: 2
Views: 694
Posted By BernardL
What fraction of your pictures would be...

What fraction of your pictures would be impacted?
What are the chances that the shutter ends up being worse after attempted adjustment?
What if it's not just a matter of adjustment, but dried...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-19-2017
Replies: 34
Views: 2,584
Posted By BernardL
At what aperture (presumably same for all four...

At what aperture (presumably same for all four cameras) were the test pics made? f:2.8?? And how did you control the aperture for the Olympus Mju or the Nikon One Touch? In case the apertures are...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-02-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 992
Posted By BernardL
+1 Not only one of the few FD bodies that can...

+1
Not only one of the few FD bodies that can take available SR44/PX76 batteries, but also possibly the best body short of the F-1.
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 08-19-2017
Replies: 17
Views: 1,396
Posted By BernardL
Plenty! Add to the above suggestions: Voigtlander...

Plenty! Add to the above suggestions: Voigtlander Vito CR/CLR. And, highly recommended: Olympus 35RC: all you need in a compact and neat package.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-29-2017
Replies: 100
Views: 6,045
Posted By BernardL
Between 2010 and 2013 I made several trips to the...

Between 2010 and 2013 I made several trips to the Very Large Telescope (VLT) of Europe's Southern Observatories (ESO) in the desertic Northern Chile. Sometimes, I would shift the return flight to...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-21-2017
Replies: 53
Views: 3,100
Posted By BernardL
+1 Same for Gossen Pilot and Sixtomat. (do not...

+1
Same for Gossen Pilot and Sixtomat.
(do not try to "place" snow tones using a Selenium meter: they tend to have significant errors for extreme luminosity; but then who needs a meter for that?)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-12-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 821
Posted By BernardL
See page 4...

See page 4 of:
http://www.ilfordphoto.com/Webfiles/2010712125850702.pdf
Generally adjust by 10% for each °C.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-07-2017
Replies: 44
Views: 2,075
Posted By BernardL
Are you sure ?? Check your...

Are you sure ?? Check your facts:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Permanganate

Certainly this works, based on the statements of a number of experienced people. But the so-called water-bath method...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 03-12-2017
Replies: 18
Views: 1,376
Posted By BernardL
Lab left ICE (IR dust removal) on; should be off...

Lab left ICE (IR dust removal) on; should be off when scanning B&W, or every silver grain is detected as "dust".
Excessive amount of sharpening to make up for so-so scanner optical resolutionMy bet...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-08-2017
Replies: 160
Views: 7,839
Posted By BernardL
+1 and likewise for all similar comments, trying...

+1
and likewise for all similar comments, trying to equate hobbyists without any conscience to the likes of Jacob Riis, Dorothea Lange, and Walker Evans.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-27-2017
Replies: 104
Views: 8,109
Posted By BernardL
They happen to own a 6x7 or larger and need to...

They happen to own a 6x7 or larger and need to justify their choice.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-20-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 835
Posted By BernardL
It is in principle possible to do chemical silver...

It is in principle possible to do chemical silver plating at home. But (a) prior cleaning of the glass is essential; (b) the chemicals are potentially dangerous. I'll let you do the searching, but...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-08-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 996
Posted By BernardL
You will not make a good quality print without a...

You will not make a good quality print without a at least one test strip. What you might gain with an exposure meter is a first approximation of the correct time, allowing you to target more finely...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-18-2016
Replies: 50
Views: 5,649
Posted By BernardL
Can't understand this kind of thread. How can the...

Can't understand this kind of thread. How can the opinion of others be possibly relevant for a lens that YOU will use?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-26-2016
Replies: 85
Views: 7,499
Posted By BernardL
Could you at least state the source of your...

Could you at least state the source of your rumor? Or are you starting one?
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 10-08-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 2,028
Posted By BernardL
Nice pics. And an interesting color rendering...

Nice pics. And an interesting color rendering (Technicolor- like?) well suited for the subject.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 08-20-2016
Replies: 63
Views: 4,715
Posted By BernardL
@ Chris, Roger, back_alley: Sorry for being...

@ Chris, Roger, back_alley:
Sorry for being unimaginative; I sympathize with your hard times.
Yet I cannot help to suspect that somtimes this "reluctantly" is just a marketing gimmick.
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 08-19-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 1,687
Posted By BernardL
Nice composition. But you might want to check the...

Nice composition. But you might want to check the focus: in either picture shown, nothing is in sharp
Possible methods:
- ground glass; pointing at distant (>100m) object
- glass plate (ground or...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 08-18-2016
Replies: 63
Views: 4,715
Posted By BernardL
What about those selling "reluctantly" some piece...

What about those selling "reluctantly" some piece of equipment? I'm tempted to say: if you are so reluctant, don't sell it! Or maybe they try to convey the impression that they are doing the...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-08-2016
Replies: 49
Views: 5,863
Posted By BernardL
How can we give advice not knowing what you...

How can we give advice not knowing what you intend to use it for? No clue except for the appearance of "wilderness" in your second post. For this kind of photography, the 55 is a must, IMO. A very...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-21-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 2,094
Posted By BernardL
Too bad! Out of warranty? That would be a clear...

Too bad! Out of warranty? That would be a clear case for a warranty claim.
A (very) long shot: try changing the USB cable. I know.. but that advice from Ed Hamrick solved for me another issue that I...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-20-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 2,094
Posted By BernardL
Grain aliasing, ICE artifacts, etc. None would...

Grain aliasing, ICE artifacts, etc. None would give that characteristic look of improperly de-interlaced video. The sensor of the V700 (I assume the V800 is similar) has staggered rows of pixels, a...
Forum: Optics Theory - 06-12-2016
Replies: 63
Views: 8,188
Posted By BernardL
Complete gibberish Why are the "old" versus...

Complete gibberish

Why are the "old" versus "new" lens comparisons aways made with different scenes?

It is a subject for science, indeed! BUT, the crux resides in definable. As long as Mr Wheeler...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-11-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 2,339
Posted By BernardL
I would not bet my lens on that. A trick I have...

I would not bet my lens on that.

A trick I have read about, but not tested myself: wet the clean blades blades in clean isopropyl alcohol. Capillarity will help keep them together. When done, wait...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-02-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 1,969
Posted By BernardL
Get a dead SLR body at a photo fair or garage...

Get a dead SLR body at a photo fair or garage sale. Or buy new from Surplus Shed. They have front surface mirrors (possibly thicker than yours) and dichroic mirrors.

Thickness is not that critical....
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-30-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 1,355
Posted By BernardL
I don't think you should lose sleep about "true...

I don't think you should lose sleep about "true black" and "true white". Suppose you have a film with a large dynamic range, a long straight section in the D-versus-logE curve. And you shoot a scene...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-21-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 1,236
Posted By BernardL
Don't agree. Plane-parallel glass plate alone...

Don't agree. Plane-parallel glass plate alone cannot create such artifacts, like a diametrically opposed (wrt optical axis) ghost image of a bright light. Try with a filter, however poor quality, in...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-20-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 1,293
Posted By BernardL
Taking a new-to-you camera on a distant and...

Taking a new-to-you camera on a distant and probably unique trip is a Bad Idea. You don't want to discover "features" of that system once you're back home and look at developed films. Or discover a...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 05-08-2016
Replies: 50
Views: 7,482
Posted By BernardL
You don't, unless you have absolute color memory...

You don't, unless you have absolute color memory from the original scene and can do matrix algebra in your head. The previous comments more or less boil down to using a known white (cloud?) patch and...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 04-14-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 4,880
Posted By BernardL
@ Grytpype. My S-Ikonta A has the film channel...

@ Grytpype. My S-Ikonta A has the film channel like the 521/16 in your OP. (Must be one of the more recent types, has viewfinder with collimated bright frame.) And, as seen by hanskerensky, the...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 04-13-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 4,880
Posted By BernardL
A very informative thread: not only the OP, but...

A very informative thread: not only the OP, but also several responders. Wish all threads were as informative.
Also quite timely for me: I need to re-calibrate the focus of my super-Ikonta A, and I...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 04-13-2016
Replies: 2
Views: 1,400
Posted By BernardL
Nice as a picture. But possibly a little soft; to...

Nice as a picture. But possibly a little soft; to show the quality of the Retinette to its best advantage, you should maybe have used a tripod or shown an outdoor picture with fast shutter speed.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-20-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 1,077
Posted By BernardL
Read :...

Read : http://www.kodak.com/global/en/professional/support/techPubs/f4017/f4017.pdf; on page 6 : "Because of these films’ exposure latitude, you can underexpose by one stop and use normal processing...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 12-16-2015
Replies: 106
Views: 30,325
Posted By BernardL
Why did the OP list the 35RC? A nice camera. But...

Why did the OP list the 35RC? A nice camera. But the 35RD would have been a more meaningful comparison with the other cameras listed.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-29-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 2,385
Posted By BernardL
Hard to tell from such small images. And you must...

Hard to tell from such small images. And you must have the Jpeg "quality" set near 100, because for the same file size, you could have a larger image size, still virtually free from compression...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-25-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 791
Posted By BernardL
Newton rings. Caused by two shiny surfaces in...

Newton rings. Caused by two shiny surfaces in close contact, with a micrometer-scale air gap. I assume you have the negative resting on the scanner glass. Try flipping it on the other side, emulsion...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-03-2015
Replies: 43
Views: 6,311
Posted By BernardL
Sorry, can't help. Don't know what is an...

Sorry, can't help. Don't know what is an undeveloped negative, never used Process 2003 or Lightroom 4.4.1. To evaluate a negative, I hold it against an overcast sky or a white wall, then try to print...
Forum: Olympus RF 10-22-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 10,897
Posted By BernardL
Just discovered this detailed step-by-step. Many...

Just discovered this detailed step-by-step. Many thanks to Brian Legge for:
a) sucessfully overhauling your SP
b) taking the time to share your knowledge in such a clear way.

This provides me...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-12-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 1,752
Posted By BernardL
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread...

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=112908
Forum: Optics Theory - 10-04-2015
Replies: 79
Views: 6,887
Posted By BernardL
Until proof of the contrary, I think this guy is...

Until proof of the contrary, I think this guy is self-deluding. Comparing different lenses with different scenes (except the Mickey Mouse)! What can you conclude?

I would be convinced if the "true...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-30-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,453
Posted By BernardL
You did not perform the most important check:...

You did not perform the most important check:
When rangefinder says object is in focus (no split image), is the image sharp in the film plane , i.e., check with a ground glass and a loupe. When...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-24-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 1,098
Posted By BernardL
Stronger dilution (1+4) should have shorter...

Stronger dilution (1+4) should have shorter development time (==time when image does not evolve anymore; do test strips against dev time, dry, compare). And of course have higher capacity for an...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 06-20-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 3,566
Posted By BernardL
To check the actual lens focus (and possibly...

To check the actual lens focus (and possibly adjust the RF if you do it yourself) the best method IMO is:
- have a glass plate with some pattern on the side facing the lens: thin marker line,...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-11-2015
Replies: 118
Views: 22,379
Posted By BernardL
+1 : NO squeegee (or fingers). De-ionized water +...

+1 : NO squeegee (or fingers). De-ionized water + photo-flo. Hold diagonally for ~30s (short path for water to the film edge) then hang in a place with no air motion.
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 05-21-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 6,151
Posted By BernardL
Reason for shutter priority on the 308S is you...

Reason for shutter priority on the 308S is you can set on your camera f/8 +1/2 stop (or whatever). But what if you had an aperture priority meter and it tells you to set shutter at 1/125 +2/3 stop??
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 05-18-2015
Replies: 30
Views: 3,283
Posted By BernardL
From my experience, a paper can be made softer,...

From my experience, a paper can be made softer, but not harder. Dokumol, e.g., will develop to completion (at 1+5) faster than Dektol (at 1+2), but not to a higher contrast. Benzotriazole will help...
Forum: Off Topic 01-08-2015
Replies: 92
Views: 4,459
Posted By BernardL
@ DominikDUK FYI, Charlie never was a person;...

@ DominikDUK
FYI, Charlie never was a person; just the title of a satirical magazine; the magazine lives on with the surviving journalists; this kind of approximation does not really strengthen your...
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