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Forum: Repair / Camera Care 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 845
Posted By Bobfrance
If you're in the UK (or beyond) try @PPP_repairs...

If you're in the UK (or beyond) try @PPP_repairs on Instagram.
He's a bit of a genius with the electronics in film cameras.


Or if you fancy a bit of DIY, get yourself some of...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 01-24-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 2,727
Posted By Bobfrance
Worth noting, for future reference, that this guy...

Worth noting, for future reference, that this guy is a bit of a genius and seems to fix the cameras that most others won't touch (You know, the ones with electronics). I think he does work for...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-18-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 532
Posted By Bobfrance
It's highly probable that the LCD was an...

It's highly probable that the LCD was an off-the-shelf item used in other cameras at the time which are now almost woth-less.



I wonder if there might be part number details available that could...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-14-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 569
Posted By Bobfrance
Been running mine for a good few years now with...

Been running mine for a good few years now with no problems.
I do treat it with kid gloves though.


Most people (myself included) run them using the Vuescan software. The only other alternative is...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 12-03-2018
Replies: 232
Views: 69,360
Posted By Bobfrance
My little 6x6 Zeiss Ikonta folding camera; kindly...

My little 6x6 Zeiss Ikonta folding camera; kindly given to me by a friend.

Re-purposed for shooting medium format infrared film. It's turned it from a camera that I didn't have much use for into a...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-09-2018
Replies: 241
Views: 12,842
Posted By Bobfrance
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/978/41076553485_9f6...

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/978/41076553485_9f6903f413_c.jpg
(https://flic.kr/p/25zN5gp)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/25zN5gp) by Bob France (https://www.flickr.com/photos/bobfrance/), on Flickr
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-26-2018
Replies: 445
Views: 13,529
Posted By Bobfrance
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Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-26-2018
Replies: 445
Views: 13,529
Posted By Bobfrance
Canon obviously think they're onto...

Canon obviously think they're onto something...

https://tokyobling.files.wordpress.com/2013/08/dslr_kodak_ball_bearing_shutter_2_combination_4207.jpg
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-25-2018
Replies: 445
Views: 13,529
Posted By Bobfrance
😂 ..........

😂
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Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-18-2018
Replies: 445
Views: 13,529
Posted By Bobfrance
Seems unlikely to make much difference. My Nikon...

Seems unlikely to make much difference. My Nikon F80 (autofocus, film SLR with electronic shutter) will run for months on a couple of AA batteries, so a shutter can't be that much of a drain.

And...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-18-2018
Replies: 445
Views: 13,529
Posted By Bobfrance
In other news, the next generation of electric...

In other news, the next generation of electric cars are going to be fitted with a decorative cranking handle on the front so nostalgic types can turn it and wistfully imagine they're toad of toad...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-12-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 1,507
Posted By Bobfrance
I like these images a great deal Rich. I've had...

I like these images a great deal Rich.
I've had a look at the explanation on your website - which I think is just enough to inform but retain intrigue.

I don't think there's that many people on RFF...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 02-07-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 2,159
Posted By Bobfrance
I've used one for a couple of years (mine's the...

I've used one for a couple of years (mine's the No.2 design with the leather straps).

I find it to be a great all-round bag and use if for all-sorts; not just carrying cameras.
When carrying...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 02-02-2018
Replies: 55
Views: 4,211
Posted By Bobfrance
Yep, there'll be nothing I can't print in my...

Yep, there'll be nothing I can't print in my studio soon.
I just need to get out and take some new pictures. ;)
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 02-02-2018
Replies: 55
Views: 4,211
Posted By Bobfrance
Great info Cal - thank you! I've sent you a PM...

Great info Cal - thank you!

I've sent you a PM so as not to hijack the thread.
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 02-01-2018
Replies: 55
Views: 4,211
Posted By Bobfrance
Mike, if I get mine working I'll do you some...

Mike, if I get mine working I'll do you some prints. ;)
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 02-01-2018
Replies: 55
Views: 4,211
Posted By Bobfrance
That's very interesting. I am just looking into...

That's very interesting. I am just looking into doing the same with my 7800 which has a terminally blocked ink channel. My only issue seems to be locating the Piezo inks in the UK.
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 01-29-2018
Replies: 55
Views: 4,211
Posted By Bobfrance
I found Print Tool saved me a fortune when...

I found Print Tool saved me a fortune when printing on roll film. You could plan multiple images and ensure you get the most out of every inch of film. By comparison, the Epson drivers took great...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 01-29-2018
Replies: 55
Views: 4,211
Posted By Bobfrance
I concur that time needs to be spent cleaning the...

I concur that time needs to be spent cleaning the little wiper and blotting pad to stop a build up of old ink.

Print Tool is a brilliant little program. Particularly when printing in larger formats.
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 01-29-2018
Replies: 55
Views: 4,211
Posted By Bobfrance
Sorry to hear of your troubles. Printers are a...

Sorry to hear of your troubles.
Printers are a pain and Epson are not a helpful company. That much I think everyone agrees on.

Larger Epson printers have had waste ink tanks for many years, so I...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 12-08-2017
Replies: 23
Views: 3,577
Posted By Bobfrance
Iím using Agfa Copyjet. Iím not sure itís...

Iím using Agfa Copyjet. Iím not sure itís available in the states, but I believe thereís lots of decent alternatives.
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 12-08-2017
Replies: 23
Views: 3,577
Posted By Bobfrance
I print digital negatives for producing platinum...

I print digital negatives for producing platinum prints. I've mostly used an Epson 7800 running Quadtone RIP (http://www.quadtonerip.com/html/QTRoverview.html) software on my Macbook Pro.

A Quadtone...
Forum: Photo Software 11-03-2017
Replies: 69
Views: 5,694
Posted By Bobfrance
Anyone watched the video on the Photo Rumours...

Anyone watched the video on the Photo Rumours link?

It appears to be a really efficient way of delivering horrible looking fakey photos.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-25-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 2,192
Posted By Bobfrance
Obviously much depends on personal preference....

Obviously much depends on personal preference. They seem like pretty good prices.

Personally I'm very happy with my 3.5F. I do like the meter (which I know is not the same as on the two you...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 08-07-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 1,265
Posted By Bobfrance
Thanks everybody! You're right Helen it really...

Thanks everybody! You're right Helen it really was a fun crowd. :)

Arles...? I know nothing about Arles really, perhaps I should look into it. Thanks for the suggestion chaps.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 08-06-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 1,265
Posted By Bobfrance
My work in Christies, London.

The Ballad Of British Folklore Exhibition at Christie's, South Kensington, London.

Hi all,

I'm pleased to announce that some of my work is now on display at Christie's auction house, London. It...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 10-07-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1,462
Posted By Bobfrance
You need to make sure you have shoes that match...

You need to make sure you have shoes that match whatever you get Keith otherwise you'll have to re-do your entire outfit. :p

Maybe something like this for a rough-tough antipodean like you...
Forum: Photo Software 04-07-2015
Replies: 84
Views: 8,985
Posted By Bobfrance
You can still buy Lightroom on a one-off basis....

You can still buy Lightroom on a one-off basis. Though Adobe try hard to hide it. Photoshop on the other hand is a problem. I'm currently on CS4 at home but I don't know what I'll do if I'm forced to...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 02-20-2015
Replies: 157
Views: 8,564
Posted By Bobfrance
Yet another ordinary day in the North of...

Yet another ordinary day in the North of England...

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3759/9154361286_d95c3d46af_b.jpg

<iframe src="https://www.flickr.com/photos/bobfrance/9154361286/player/"...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 02-19-2015
Replies: 157
Views: 8,564
Posted By Bobfrance
These are ordinary street scenes in the North of...

These are ordinary street scenes in the North of England.

<iframe src="https://www.flickr.com/photos/bobfrance/13957783225/player/" allowfullscreen="" webkitallowfullscreen="" mozallowfullscreen=""...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 02-19-2015
Replies: 157
Views: 8,564
Posted By Bobfrance
https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2893/9165984005_438...

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2893/9165984005_4380711669_c.jpg
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 02-19-2015
Replies: 157
Views: 8,564
Posted By Bobfrance
Extraordinary? I'm afraid I can only muster...

Extraordinary? I'm afraid I can only muster super.

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8048/8148743601_2aa2a9c672_c.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-18-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 2,898
Posted By Bobfrance
I too prefer to use a one shot developer and I...

I too prefer to use a one shot developer and I find HC-110 to be a very good. I generally use it with HP5, Delta 100 and Neopan 400.

I use a ratio of 32ml of HC-110 for every litre I mix.
For most...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 02-17-2015
Replies: 208
Views: 16,116
Posted By Bobfrance
Most street photography = bad reportage without...

Most street photography = bad reportage without any depth or story.
The rest is merely voyeuristic or cheap visual gags.

What's left after the above has been removed is quite good. ;)
Forum: RFF News 02-16-2015
Replies: 130
Views: 12,126
Posted By Bobfrance
Glassed-in DNA makes the ultimate time...

Glassed-in DNA makes the ultimate time capsule.
New Scientist.

http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22530084.300-glassedin-dna-makes-the-ultimate-time-capsule.html
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-12-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 3,146
Posted By Bobfrance
:D .........

:D








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Forum: Photography General Interest 02-11-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 1,531
Posted By Bobfrance
Those things are pricey. I might make my own from...

Those things are pricey. I might make my own from some brass pipe and an old pair of glasses. :D
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-11-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 1,531
Posted By Bobfrance
Thanks for selling me your Nikon 24mm AFD lens...

Thanks for selling me your Nikon 24mm AFD lens Chris. :)

For my part I need to put my Canon 5D and 50/1.4, 40 pancake and sigma 24-60 zoom lenses up for sale now I'm a Nikon man.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-22-2015
Replies: 58
Views: 6,206
Posted By Bobfrance
You can't be too careful Keith, there's t**ts...

You can't be too careful Keith, there's t**ts everywhere these days.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 12-28-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 9,968
Posted By Bobfrance
A Holga? I've seen them available new in the UK...

A Holga?
I've seen them available new in the UK for £25.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 12-03-2014
Replies: 201
Views: 16,997
Posted By Bobfrance
Yes, good news indeed. I hope to be seeing him...

Yes, good news indeed. I hope to be seeing him again soon. :)
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 11-19-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 2,051
Posted By Bobfrance
The battery shouldn't be a problem. I've left...

The battery shouldn't be a problem. I've left mine switched on in my bag for weeks before now and it still worked. Having said that I always carry a spare as you can't always be sure you'll find a...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 11-16-2014
Replies: 1
Views: 969
Posted By Bobfrance
Thanks for the review. It looks to be an...

Thanks for the review. It looks to be an interesting book.
I live quite close to where these pictures were taken and remember the silver jubilee celebrations and have been to the Hebden Bridge...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-12-2014
Replies: 43
Views: 4,391
Posted By Bobfrance
:D .........

:D





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Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-11-2014
Replies: 43
Views: 4,391
Posted By Bobfrance
Well they're your friends. Maybe you should find...

Well they're your friends. Maybe you should find new ones. ;)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-09-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 3,589
Posted By Bobfrance
It seems a good and valid concept to me (and not...

It seems a good and valid concept to me (and not weird at all) but I am afraid I didn't really enjoy your execution of it.
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 09-30-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 2,770
Posted By Bobfrance
All I meant was the classic medium format film...

All I meant was the classic medium format film aspect ratio (6x6, 6x4.5, 6x7 take your pick) is preferable to me than the 35mm film 3:2 aspect ratio.
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 09-30-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 2,770
Posted By Bobfrance
Well it would be nice at least if this mystery...

Well it would be nice at least if this mystery camera had a medium format aspect ratio instead of the ungainly 35mm letterbox.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-30-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 3,425
Posted By Bobfrance
However I enjoy variety, in what I do, and...

However I enjoy variety, in what I do, and sometimes dabble with beauty a little.

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3880/15052249299_b51f05da5c_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/oW7HiD)

RB67 with 127/f3.8...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-30-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 3,425
Posted By Bobfrance
I feel I've tried to take a fairly neutral...

I feel I've tried to take a fairly neutral approach by leaving the film to its natural look under the lighting conditions I created. However it was important to me that both sexes were treated the...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-30-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 3,425
Posted By Bobfrance
I'm the same Alkis. :) The Rushbearers was an...

I'm the same Alkis. :)
The Rushbearers was an immensely fun project to do and very different to my current one.


Oh and in case anybody wants to know the shot of Stewart was done with a Mamiya RB67...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-30-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 3,425
Posted By Bobfrance
Hi Alkis, I actually shot with two strobes. One...

Hi Alkis,

I actually shot with two strobes. One diffused to the left, which I presume interpret as the window, and the other was bare bulb with barn doors and some cloth hung over it to give a...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-30-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 3,425
Posted By Bobfrance
Thanks for the publicity Stewart and thanks to...

Thanks for the publicity Stewart and thanks to everyone else for their kind comments. :)

I feel Stewart hasn't given himself enough credit on his quality as a sitter. To explain, this is an ongoing...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 09-29-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 8,150
Posted By Bobfrance
I've never had much of a problem with mine and I...

I've never had much of a problem with mine and I tend to use my Mamiya for reportage.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-09-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 2,919
Posted By Bobfrance
There was a old lady from New York Who prompted...

There was a old lady from New York
Who prompted much internet big-talk
Some thought she was great
But others 'second rate'
because she didn't socially network.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 08-28-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,733
Posted By Bobfrance
What he said. :D Although I tend to get mine...

What he said. :D

Although I tend to get mine mail order form AG as I use Kodak HC-110.






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Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-11-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 1,305
Posted By Bobfrance
I think that's an excellent piece. Plus extra...

I think that's an excellent piece.
Plus extra kudos for being published in New Scientist!






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Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 08-10-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 2,872
Posted By Bobfrance
I recognise that chap from the streets of...

I recognise that chap from the streets of Manchester.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-01-2014
Replies: 89
Views: 10,363
Posted By Bobfrance
I think you need more vices Keith. ;)

I think you need more vices Keith. ;)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-08-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 4,539
Posted By Bobfrance
Great under used word. :D

Great under used word. :D
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 06-08-2014
Replies: 46
Views: 8,467
Posted By Bobfrance
Quality street work, as always, Simon.

Quality street work, as always, Simon.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 05-01-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 3,145
Posted By Bobfrance
Yes, gear talk aside, it is my experience that it...

Yes, gear talk aside, it is my experience that it is the focal lengths that cause the images to look different. On a 6x6 camera you can shoot an 80mm lens but with a much wider field of view than you...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 04-24-2014
Replies: 178
Views: 20,183
Posted By Bobfrance
Or are they just making more 'M - T' promises? :D

Or are they just making more 'M - T' promises? :D
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-03-2014
Replies: 407
Views: 71,984
Posted By Bobfrance
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8381/8486833532_ca6...

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8381/8486833532_ca67354a6f_c.jpg

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8475/8109283899_83355d05ae_c.jpg
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-02-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 2,675
Posted By Bobfrance
I suspect people have seen too many horror movies...

I suspect people have seen too many horror movies to fall for that one any more. ;)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-29-2014
Replies: 407
Views: 71,984
Posted By Bobfrance
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8524/8581956307_6d6...

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8524/8581956307_6d6847a1f9_z.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-29-2014
Replies: 407
Views: 71,984
Posted By Bobfrance
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8015/7668531102_092...

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8015/7668531102_092fbbca50_c.jpg
Forum: Sony Alpha / NEX News / General Discussion 03-28-2014
Replies: 83
Views: 13,074
Posted By Bobfrance
Thumbs up What he said. .

What he said. .
Forum: Sony Alpha / NEX News / General Discussion 03-28-2014
Replies: 83
Views: 13,074
Posted By Bobfrance
A man walks into an office. Man: Ah. I'd like...

A man walks into an office.
Man: Ah. I'd like to have an argument, please.

Receptionist: Certainly sir. Have you been here before?

Man: No, this is my first time on RFF.

Receptionist: I see....
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-27-2014
Replies: 407
Views: 71,984
Posted By Bobfrance
I agree. Even more so when using un-manipulated...

I agree. Even more so when using un-manipulated photographic images. By nature Surrealism is is non-real, so I can see how some my struggle with this idea as they know they know intuitively an...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-27-2014
Replies: 407
Views: 71,984
Posted By Bobfrance
"The aim [of Surrealism] was to 'resolve the...

"The aim [of Surrealism] was to 'resolve the previously contradictory conditions of dream and reality.' Artists painted unnerving, illogical scenes with photographic precision, created strange...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-27-2014
Replies: 407
Views: 71,984
Posted By Bobfrance
Talking http://bobfrance.com/storage/cache/images/000/031/...

http://bobfrance.com/storage/cache/images/000/031/Handmade-parade-2013-4-of-7,medium_large.jpg?1381665257
Forum: Sony Alpha / NEX News / General Discussion 03-27-2014
Replies: 83
Views: 13,074
Posted By Bobfrance
It's probably advisable not to take everything...

It's probably advisable not to take everything literally.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-27-2014
Replies: 407
Views: 71,984
Posted By Bobfrance
http://bobfrance.com/storage/cache/images/000/024/...

http://bobfrance.com/storage/cache/images/000/024/Handmade-parade-2012-1-of-4,large.jpg?1381665181
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-26-2014
Replies: 407
Views: 71,984
Posted By Bobfrance
http://bobfrance.com/storage/cache/images/000/030/...

http://bobfrance.com/storage/cache/images/000/030/Handmade-parade-2013-3-of-7,large.jpg?1381665251
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 03-24-2014
Replies: 97
Views: 19,561
Posted By Bobfrance
Apologies, I wasn't clear. Canon replaced the...

Apologies, I wasn't clear. Canon replaced the whole mirror mechanism with a brand new upgraded one.
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 03-24-2014
Replies: 97
Views: 19,561
Posted By Bobfrance
Being poor and underprivileged I recently bought...

Being poor and underprivileged I recently bought a Canon 5D Mk1 second-hand which subsequently suffered a detached mirror. It was sent to Canon who upgraded the whole mirror assembly free of charge...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-21-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 3,744
Posted By Bobfrance
Well done! I like the shots and I'm sure your...

Well done!
I like the shots and I'm sure your approach to the subject made all the difference.

Not that I'm biased towards Rolleiflex users you understand. ;)
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 03-13-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 2,923
Posted By Bobfrance
I miss too seeing Vincent's work, although he...

I miss too seeing Vincent's work, although he never really was a fan of posting on the web, feeling that the images reproduced poorly on screen. I had the pleasure of of meeting and shooting with him...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 01-31-2014
Replies: 401
Views: 155,043
Posted By Bobfrance
I shot my entire 'Rushbearers' series with my...

I shot my entire 'Rushbearers' series with my Mamiya 7ii and the 150mm, 80mm and 50mm lenses on HP5. Amazing camera.

www.bobfrance.com/albums/the-rushbearer/...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-30-2014
Replies: 75
Views: 5,853
Posted By Bobfrance
http://i48.tinypic.com/1iob3n.jpg

http://i48.tinypic.com/1iob3n.jpg
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 01-29-2014
Replies: 49
Views: 3,581
Posted By Bobfrance
I thought it sound advice. For my part it largely...

I thought it sound advice.
For my part it largely rings true and I'm not sure where the 'pretence' is that was referred to previously.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 12-29-2013
Replies: 32
Views: 2,921
Posted By Bobfrance
I use steel spirals. The spirals require a little...

I use steel spirals. The spirals require a little technique but with a little practice you'll be fine and spirals require no fiddly upkeep (unless you bend them).

Changing bags are a disaster IMHO....
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 11-27-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 2,786
Posted By Bobfrance
Great! You'll be able to use adapters to mount...

Great!
You'll be able to use adapters to mount non-Sigma lenses on it and then bitch about the image quality of the sensor not being that good. :D
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 11-27-2013
Replies: 43
Views: 5,122
Posted By Bobfrance
What's the big deal? I recall getting one for...

What's the big deal? I recall getting one for Christmas in the 1970s.

http://thumbs3.ebaystatic.com/d/l225/m/mT5vwyPwJFsHX5oQIergg-A.jpg
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 11-14-2013
Replies: 120
Views: 11,361
Posted By Bobfrance
Indeed, if pedantry was a job, you could turn...

Indeed, if pedantry was a job, you could turn professional. ;)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-13-2013
Replies: 90
Views: 6,803
Posted By Bobfrance
The volcano Eyjafjallajokull erupting as we flew...

The volcano Eyjafjallajokull erupting as we flew towards Iceland in 2010.

http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4003/4661358858_a3d2b94f64_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bobfrance/4661358858/)
Untitled...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 11-11-2013
Replies: 120
Views: 11,361
Posted By Bobfrance
'Professional' wins in Scrabble.

'Professional' wins in Scrabble.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 11-06-2013
Replies: 32
Views: 12,832
Posted By Bobfrance
Any bag should do really as the Rolleiflex is a...

Any bag should do really as the Rolleiflex is a fairly lightweight rectangular box. I would, however, avoid bags with narrow zipped apertures as I imagine it could make access difficult.
FWIW I put...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-01-2013
Replies: 44
Views: 4,233
Posted By Bobfrance
Nice. .......

Nice.






.......
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-22-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 2,053
Posted By Bobfrance
I got it to run on my Windows 7 machine.

I got it to run on my Windows 7 machine.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-22-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 2,053
Posted By Bobfrance
Yes, to be fair, the scanner may have worked...

Yes, to be fair, the scanner may have worked perfectly well on his system.
I don't know if the original Minolta software will work on your Mac, but it is worth a try.
Are you sure that the film...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-22-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 2,053
Posted By Bobfrance
Hi Bruno, I'm sorry to hear that it hasn't...

Hi Bruno,

I'm sorry to hear that it hasn't helped. I must say that the streaks across the central image don't look right to me.

Why not try joining the Multi-Pro users group on Yahoo? There's quite...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-21-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 2,053
Posted By Bobfrance
Just emailed you Bruno. Good luck!

Just emailed you Bruno. Good luck!
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-21-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 2,053
Posted By Bobfrance
If you want to PM me your email address Bruno I...

If you want to PM me your email address Bruno I could try sending you one of my presets to load this evening. There's a chance it may re-set whatever is giving you the problem.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-21-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 2,053
Posted By Bobfrance
Hmm, strange. I doubt it is making any...

Hmm, strange.

I doubt it is making any difference, but I notice you do still have your preview resolution set at 2400dpi and your actually scanning resolution set to only 600dpi. I think these...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-21-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 2,053
Posted By Bobfrance
As far as I'm aware the Multi-pro will not scan a...

As far as I'm aware the Multi-pro will not scan a medium format neg in 4200dpi Mode. Mine won't. The max. I can go to for scanning a 120 film is 3200dpi. I think 4200dpi is for 35mm only. I tried it...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 10-18-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 3,789
Posted By Bobfrance
:D ........

:D





........
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 10-18-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 3,789
Posted By Bobfrance
I'm a Graphic designer by trade but I work in a...

I'm a Graphic designer by trade but I work in a marketing environment. I forget that many people are unaware of how structured and pervasive modern marketing techniques are. The planted PR stuff is...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 10-18-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 3,789
Posted By Bobfrance
I thought this thread wasn't about the new Sony....

I thought this thread wasn't about the new Sony. Or is everything about The New Sony these days?
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-10-2013
Replies: 50
Views: 6,719
Posted By Bobfrance
I agree. With a two body combo of a Standard 80mm...

I agree. With a two body combo of a Standard 80mm Rolleiflex and the wide I think I could shoot almost anything I'd care to. What's more they I suspect they would be lighter and more compact than my...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-09-2013
Replies: 50
Views: 6,719
Posted By Bobfrance
I agree with Shadowfox. It's great what Eric is...

I agree with Shadowfox. It's great what Eric is doing, but Rolleiflex needs a serious publicity overhaul.

Perhaps use the Leica fomula? Get some Rolleiflex ambassadors, who will go out there...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 10-08-2013
Replies: 56
Views: 4,130
Posted By Bobfrance
I have a Mamiya 7ii and a Rolleiflex 3.5F and...

I have a Mamiya 7ii and a Rolleiflex 3.5F and they are both lighter and faster to use then any 6x6 SLR.

However I do find that when producing portraits the issue with both is close focus. With any...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-08-2013
Replies: 50
Views: 6,719
Posted By Bobfrance
The diopter price on Eric's site is good at $42....

The diopter price on Eric's site is good at $42. I could do with one of those.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-08-2013
Replies: 50
Views: 6,719
Posted By Bobfrance
But it is confusing. How about?...

But it is confusing. How about? http://www.rollei.com ;)

There's a lot of crap out there with the 'Rollei' brand attached to it. And there's been many tales/rumours of them going under/being bought...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-08-2013
Replies: 50
Views: 6,719
Posted By Bobfrance
You tart! :D

You tart! :D
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-08-2013
Replies: 50
Views: 6,719
Posted By Bobfrance
You're living in the past Roger. (true)...

You're living in the past Roger. (true) Rangefinders are heading towards the same status as TLRs - a curiosity reserved for eccentrics and hipsters. You only need to look at Leica's current line-up...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-08-2013
Replies: 50
Views: 6,719
Posted By Bobfrance
This news is interesting to me even though I live...

This news is interesting to me even though I live in the UK. Rollei's profile has been almost non-existent over recent years, to the point where I thought they'd gone out of business again and I'm a...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 10-01-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 12,642
Posted By Bobfrance
Congrats on the new camera. :) I personally...

Congrats on the new camera. :)

I personally think that the Mamiya 7 is up there with some of the best cameras in the world, but it is hourses for sourses as they say and it is worth bearing in mind...
Forum: RFF Polls 09-28-2013
Replies: 2,917
Views: 1,782,432
Posted By Bobfrance
I'll be with Mike, trying to avoid arrest, at the...

I'll be with Mike, trying to avoid arrest, at the Conservative party conference protests in Manchester.

I'll be shooting a Rolleiflex.
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 09-18-2013
Replies: 163
Views: 24,104
Posted By Bobfrance
It only came out this year but I think 'A Field...

It only came out this year but I think 'A Field In England' is well worth a mention.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2375574/

http://johnguycollick.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/5a-field-in-england.jpg
Forum: Off Topic 09-17-2013
Replies: 191
Views: 16,861
Posted By Bobfrance
Polanski's no Eric Gill, that's for sure.

Polanski's no Eric Gill, that's for sure.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-01-2013
Replies: 107
Views: 19,871
Posted By Bobfrance
Portra 160 6x6 from a Rolleiflex 3.5F scanned on...

Portra 160 6x6 from a Rolleiflex 3.5F scanned on Simon's old Minolta Dimage Scan Multi Pro.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7288/8744024199_8db3da171f_b.jpg...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-30-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 1,191
Posted By Bobfrance
I use their App. It's brilliant!

I use their App. It's brilliant!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-20-2013
Replies: 176
Views: 19,620
Posted By Bobfrance
Being in Manchester (UK) there are still quite a...

Being in Manchester (UK) there are still quite a few camera shops that still sell film. There is even an 'Impossible project' shop that sells instant. However I'm a medium format shooter and most...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-19-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 1,945
Posted By Bobfrance
I think that is a very interesting article....

I think that is a very interesting article. Thanks for posting.
Working within marketing I was already aware of the concept of manufactured discontent, but this peice helps to complete the picture...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-16-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 1,642
Posted By Bobfrance
The Contax T is a very nice (and small) little...

The Contax T is a very nice (and small) little Rangefinder, but I think the XA still beats it.

I know which I'd rather have though.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 08-14-2013
Replies: 202
Views: 16,779
Posted By Bobfrance
GeorgeD = Godfrey DiGiorgi? Gosh. That would be...

GeorgeD = Godfrey DiGiorgi?

Gosh. That would be really embarrassing if a mod had chosen to hide behind another persona to defend his actions and inflame arguments so he could ban people.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 08-14-2013
Replies: 202
Views: 16,779
Posted By Bobfrance
Hi George. I'm glad you find my opinion worth...

Hi George. I'm glad you find my opinion worth comment. You'd be more than welcome at Purelight, but you need to be aware that the site is self moderating so you may not like it.

I have to say...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 08-14-2013
Replies: 202
Views: 16,779
Posted By Bobfrance
Seconded. .....

Seconded.





.....
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 08-14-2013
Replies: 38
Views: 7,618
Posted By Bobfrance
Interesting. Flickr views were always meaningless...

Interesting.
Flickr views were always meaningless really but at least did have some use as rough feedback to how well you images were received by the people you associated with on the site....
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 08-14-2013
Replies: 38
Views: 7,618
Posted By Bobfrance
Yes, it figures that they would try a new way of...

Yes, it figures that they would try a new way of counting views since the new layout makes individual image 'clicks' less likely. Clearly this new system doesn't work well, is not properly indicative...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 08-13-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 3,261
Posted By Bobfrance
Now that's a welcome initiative.

Now that's a welcome initiative.
Forum: RFF Polls 08-13-2013
Replies: 80
Views: 41,884
Posted By Bobfrance
No that's only available in the deluxe package. I...

No that's only available in the deluxe package. I give mine to a peasant.

It's a shame to have to go to such lengths, but what can you do when there's people with shredders out there. ;)
Forum: RFF Polls 08-13-2013
Replies: 80
Views: 41,884
Posted By Bobfrance
I backup to a suitcase buried in Mexico. It's a...

I backup to a suitcase buried in Mexico. It's a tried and tested system.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 08-13-2013
Replies: 202
Views: 16,779
Posted By Bobfrance
Yeah, don't fall for his 'reformed character'...

Yeah, don't fall for his 'reformed character' act. :D
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 08-06-2013
Replies: 222
Views: 35,165
Posted By Bobfrance
Impressive images guys. I was thinking of selling...

Impressive images guys.
I was thinking of selling mine (I have the A16 24mm - 85mm module) but I am now thinking of expanding my kit to an EVF and another lens module. It's such a handy little...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-03-2013
Replies: 189
Sticky: Rolleinar?
Views: 122,627
Posted By Bobfrance
I really like using the Rolleinar 1 on my 3.5F. I...

I really like using the Rolleinar 1 on my 3.5F.
I find having one makes an already great camera an extremely flexible great camera. I think the addition of a Rolleinar to one's camera bag means that...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 07-02-2013
Replies: 47
Views: 10,322
Posted By Bobfrance
Noel! Not seen him since last year. Surely he's...

Noel! Not seen him since last year. Surely he's not thinned down to carrying just one bag? :D

Oh and his other bag is a Hadley - which is the best camera bag ever. ;)
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-01-2013
Replies: 2,011
Views: 605,414
Posted By Bobfrance
Much like many other folk, I suspect, my...

Much like many other folk, I suspect, my favourite shots are generally my most most recent. These are from last week.

Rolleiflex 3.5F, with Expired Neopan 400 developed in...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-26-2013
Replies: 57
Views: 4,905
Posted By Bobfrance
I remember you last car... Just sayin'... ;)

I remember you last car... Just sayin'... ;)
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 06-25-2013
Replies: 78
Views: 11,842
Posted By Bobfrance
Hopefully it will drop in price so I can add one...

Hopefully it will drop in price so I can add one to my collection. :D
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 06-25-2013
Replies: 78
Views: 11,842
Posted By Bobfrance
I assumed they already had! It's quite nice to...

I assumed they already had!
It's quite nice to know I'm shooting an in-production camera for a change. Not that it would make any real difference to me if they stop. :)

I agree that medium format...
Forum: Photo Software 06-12-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 3,488
Posted By Bobfrance
Adding grain to a film image is totally perverse...

Adding grain to a film image is totally perverse and people who do it should be publicly flogged.

But each to his own of course. :D
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 06-10-2013
Replies: 69
Views: 8,812
Posted By Bobfrance
http://img.ebyrcdn.net/466854-494330-290.jpg

http://img.ebyrcdn.net/466854-494330-290.jpg
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 06-10-2013
Replies: 69
Views: 8,812
Posted By Bobfrance
http://img.ebyrcdn.net/466854-494330-290.jpg :D

http://img.ebyrcdn.net/466854-494330-290.jpg

:D
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 06-10-2013
Replies: 69
Views: 8,812
Posted By Bobfrance
Sponsorship much?

Sponsorship much?
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-04-2013
Replies: 51
Views: 4,444
Posted By Bobfrance
If only the people who like it go into the shop...

If only the people who like it go into the shop how can you know what percentage of the people who saw it disliked it without getting a marketing agency involved to conduct market research?

:p
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-27-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,661
Posted By Bobfrance
Superb stuff Sean. Congratulations! Remember to...

Superb stuff Sean. Congratulations!
Remember to drop us a line if you're ever passing through Manchester again, it would be good to catch up.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-18-2013
Replies: 3,036
Views: 735,270
Posted By Bobfrance
Taken with a Rolleiflex 3.5F using Portra...

Taken with a Rolleiflex 3.5F using Portra 160

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7023/8732573698_0cc10f5f98_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bobfrance/8732573698/)
Untitled...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-16-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 8,134
Posted By Bobfrance
Ha ha! Yes, I have a Minolta too. It was Ray who...

Ha ha! Yes, I have a Minolta too. It was Ray who kindly put me on to the Yahoo Multi pro group in the first place. :)
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-16-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 8,134
Posted By Bobfrance
Have you tried subscribing to the Multi-pro Yahoo...

Have you tried subscribing to the Multi-pro Yahoo group? There's quite a lot of knowledgeable people there who may be able to help you.

http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/multipro/





.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-10-2013
Replies: 74
Views: 10,276
Posted By Bobfrance
I find it slightly telling that all the above...

I find it slightly telling that all the above discussion (bar a couple of statements) assume that we are talking about male photographers shooting female models despite no such mention having been...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-10-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 2,102
Posted By Bobfrance
I keep meaning to put to use the yellow filter...

I keep meaning to put to use the yellow filter that came with my Mamiya 7. Sometimes a little more contrast would be welcome when shooting slower film, however with the advent of hybrid work-flows,...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-08-2013
Replies: 12,080
Views: 4,436,836
Posted By Bobfrance
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5141/5825757156_19f7...

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5141/5825757156_19f7966884_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bobfrance/5825757156/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bobfrance/5825757156/) by Bobfrance...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-06-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 3,051
Posted By Bobfrance
I have traded fear with them in the past and I...

I have traded fear with them in the past and I think they're pretty fair. Obviously you get a little less than if you sold privately, but they have to make a profit and it does take all of the hassle...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-03-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 3,051
Posted By Bobfrance
Yep, a big thumbs up for Jem, Chris and the rest...

Yep, a big thumbs up for Jem, Chris and the rest of the guys and the photos do not do the shop justice, they have far more stock than you see in the pics.

Jump on a train, join us for a coffee, some...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-29-2013
Replies: 44
Views: 5,155
Posted By Bobfrance
Unfortunately I imagine V System users are too...

Unfortunately I imagine V System users are too sensible to panic sell, so probably no bargains to be had. Shame I always fancied getting another one ;)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-29-2013
Replies: 44
Views: 5,155
Posted By Bobfrance
Well at least there's plenty on the second hand...

Well at least there's plenty on the second hand market and plenty of people who can service them.

It's a shame they have nothing new to replace it. I don't expect to see a 6x6 H system camera.
Forum: Digital Compacts 04-16-2013
Replies: 666
Views: 57,575
Posted By Bobfrance
I suspect it was more to provide a smaller lens,...

I suspect it was more to provide a smaller lens, people seem to be concerned about size.

However the aperture of 2.8 is consistent with the original film GRs so perhaps that was a motivating factor...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 04-16-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 17,351
Posted By Bobfrance
Since the article was written in 2009, and I've...

Since the article was written in 2009, and I've heard nothing about Salgado using an S2, I can only assume he stuck with the Canon 1D.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-05-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 2,020
Posted By Bobfrance
Image - for my images to bring about world...

Image - for my images to bring about world peace.

Gear - Nuclear powered death ray
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-03-2013
Replies: 51
Views: 3,303
Posted By Bobfrance
6x7 Foveon sensors. Free to use film and...

6x7 Foveon sensors.

Free to use film and chemicals and dark rooms in every college.
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 04-03-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 3,218
Posted By Bobfrance
A few decent pics from this setup and a trusted...

A few decent pics from this setup and a trusted Chinese agent who could organise the work and I'd be interested.
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 04-03-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 3,218
Posted By Bobfrance
I can't see anything that suggests that the...

I can't see anything that suggests that the modified cameras in the articles are Merrills, they appear to be standard DP1/2s to me.

I would love to have mine converted so I could use it with a 15mm...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-02-2013
Replies: 47
Views: 5,009
Posted By Bobfrance
Save up and buy a Mamiya 6.

Save up and buy a Mamiya 6.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 04-02-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 2,157
Posted By Bobfrance
http://farm1.staticflickr.com/202/487124818_4c1c7c...

http://farm1.staticflickr.com/202/487124818_4c1c7c077b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bobfrance/487124818/)
Contax G 1 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bobfrance/487124818/) by Bobfrance...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 03-18-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 4,319
Posted By Bobfrance
I have both. It may not matter to you, but the...

I have both. It may not matter to you, but the GS645 has a a surprisingly loud shutter and whilst good for travel because it is a folder it is pretty heavy (as heavy as a 35mm rangefinder with lens)....
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 03-15-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 2,278
Posted By Bobfrance
Well I say you should choose one because it is...

Well I say you should choose one because it is probably one of the best cameras in the world. In handling and weight, there is almost nothing comparable for shooting 6x7.

I think it is as quick to...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-13-2013
Replies: 12,080
Views: 4,436,836
Posted By Bobfrance
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7017/6798045889_6a19...

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7017/6798045889_6a19cabc74_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bobfrance/6798045889/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bobfrance/6798045889/) by Bobfrance...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-10-2013
Replies: 83
Views: 4,634
Posted By Bobfrance
Yes, but he only talks to the laydeez. ;)

Yes, but he only talks to the laydeez. ;)
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-10-2013
Replies: 83
Views: 4,634
Posted By Bobfrance
I leg it whilst Stewart creates a distraction. :D

I leg it whilst Stewart creates a distraction. :D
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-09-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 2,483
Posted By Bobfrance
You have to be careful if you've got a Pentax 67...

You have to be careful if you've got a Pentax 67 on the other end of the chain. :D
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-09-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 2,483
Posted By Bobfrance
Nipple ring and a chain. ;)

Nipple ring and a chain. ;)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-07-2013
Replies: 12,080
Views: 4,436,836
Posted By Bobfrance
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5210/5300486669_bf55...

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5210/5300486669_bf55c708d7_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bobfrance/5300486669/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bobfrance/5300486669/) by Bobfrance...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-07-2013
Replies: 12,080
Views: 4,436,836
Posted By Bobfrance
We seem to keep getting stuck on...

We seem to keep getting stuck on boats.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8095/8501295800_b901216736_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bobfrance/8501295800/)
Untitled...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-06-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 4,640
Posted By Bobfrance
As stated above. I got a picture framer to cut me...

As stated above. I got a picture framer to cut me some anti-reflective glass for use with the better scanning frame, which I used on my Epson flatbed, and it worked perfectly. Just remember to put...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-05-2013
Replies: 12,080
Views: 4,436,836
Posted By Bobfrance
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2374/5824078783_d2f5...

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2374/5824078783_d2f58a2cb2_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bobfrance/5824078783/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bobfrance/5824078783/) by Bobfrance...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-05-2013
Replies: 12,080
Views: 4,436,836
Posted By Bobfrance
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2121/2112616175_bbee...

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2121/2112616175_bbee460993.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bobfrance/2112616175/)
Looking Up (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bobfrance/2112616175/) by Bobfrance...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-05-2013
Replies: 12,080
Views: 4,436,836
Posted By Bobfrance
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8373/8526229244_e407...

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8373/8526229244_e40751c20f_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bobfrance/8526229244/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bobfrance/8526229244/) by Bobfrance...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-05-2013
Replies: 1,673
Views: 426,835
Posted By Bobfrance
Yeah. They're great!

Yeah. They're great!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-05-2013
Replies: 12,080
Views: 4,436,836
Posted By Bobfrance
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8485/8237224565_eb92...

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8485/8237224565_eb921db762_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bobfrance/8237224565/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bobfrance/8237224565/) by Bobfrance...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-05-2013
Replies: 12,080
Views: 4,436,836
Posted By Bobfrance
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7011/6659590683_0e61...

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7011/6659590683_0e61d0cc5c_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bobfrance/6659590683/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bobfrance/6659590683/) by Bobfrance...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-05-2013
Replies: 12,080
Views: 4,436,836
Posted By Bobfrance
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7021/6612364551_cf75...

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7021/6612364551_cf75b26ab3_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bobfrance/6612364551/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bobfrance/6612364551/) by Bobfrance...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 03-01-2013
Replies: 835
Views: 82,803
Posted By Bobfrance
Still haven't quite made up my mind about the...

Still haven't quite made up my mind about the DP2, but the sensor is nice. Has anyone here shot with the SD1?

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8382/8478272759_0cc30c70da_z.jpg...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-26-2013
Replies: 52
Views: 2,676
Posted By Bobfrance
RAW because it will retain more exposure latitude...

RAW because it will retain more exposure latitude than a JPG.
There would be a difference if you are prepared to do some post-processing and understand the software you're using.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 02-26-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 2,903
Posted By Bobfrance
You should know by now that if you come on here...

You should know by now that if you come on here with a gear problem the answer will always be 'buy more gear'. :D
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 02-26-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 2,903
Posted By Bobfrance
That's beautifully wide! You just can't let that...

That's beautifully wide! You just can't let that lens go.

Why not keep the 43mm and save up a little to get an 80mm or even the 150mm to add to your collection? They're not so costly and they expand...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 02-26-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 2,903
Posted By Bobfrance
I have the 50mm and I have to say it's an amazing...

I have the 50mm and I have to say it's an amazing lens. However I don't expect the 43mm to be any less amazing.

Personally I don't think you can use the 50mm without the external viewfinder. The FOV...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 02-23-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 1,035
Posted By Bobfrance
I chose the Mamiya 7ii to compliment my...

I chose the Mamiya 7ii to compliment my Rolleiflex. Probably the closest to the ZI as far as size, weight, speed of operation and having interchangable lenses goes, though the VF isn't as big.

I...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-22-2013
Replies: 189
Views: 20,877
Posted By Bobfrance
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8314/7888676424_d362...

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8314/7888676424_d362e16e11_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bobfrance/7888676424/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bobfrance/7888676424/) by Bobfrance...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-22-2013
Replies: 189
Views: 20,877
Posted By Bobfrance
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8178/8030332119_4830...

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8178/8030332119_48304892b3_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bobfrance/8030332119/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bobfrance/8030332119/) by Bobfrance...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-22-2013
Replies: 189
Views: 20,877
Posted By Bobfrance
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8015/7668531102_092f...

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8015/7668531102_092fbbca50_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bobfrance/7668531102/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bobfrance/7668531102/) by Bobfrance...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 02-18-2013
Replies: 39
Views: 18,657
Posted By Bobfrance
Sorry for such a late reply! Yes, I do a little...

Sorry for such a late reply!
Yes, I do a little dodging and burning on the images. :)

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7251/7815201450_2591128138_z.jpg...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 02-17-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 5,105
Posted By Bobfrance
I've got the rare all black Packington. It's a...

I've got the rare all black Packington. It's a great quality bag, as you'd expect from Billingham, but it's a little big for my needs so I'm thinking of selling it. Drop me a line if anyone is...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-04-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,194
Posted By Bobfrance
Very good images! They have a look that is unique...

Very good images! They have a look that is unique to large format, I'd love to see them printed BIG. Thank you for posting.

Just a shame our international friends can see the comments section. Being...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-30-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 5,499
Posted By Bobfrance
"Most people are other people. Their thoughts are...

"Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation."


Oscar Wilde
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-27-2013
Replies: 34
Views: 3,115
Posted By Bobfrance
A tripod. . . .

A tripod.
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Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-17-2013
Replies: 73
Views: 9,981
Posted By Bobfrance
I'm sure you'll get great results Simon. HC-110...

I'm sure you'll get great results Simon. HC-110 is a really forgiving developer. Almost every type of film I use takes 5 mins (apart form pushed film) with five gentle inversions every minute. You...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-17-2013
Replies: 73
Views: 9,981
Posted By Bobfrance
This was shot on 120 (as all my images are), but...

This was shot on 120 (as all my images are), but I thought the combination of HP5+ and HC-110 did a very respectable job when pushed to 1600 and shot in very low...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-14-2013
Replies: 73
Views: 9,981
Posted By Bobfrance
Yep, I'm using HC-110 these days. Easy to use and...

Yep, I'm using HC-110 these days. Easy to use and good results.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-14-2013
Replies: 73
Views: 9,981
Posted By Bobfrance
Hi Simon, So, like me, you've gone full circle...

Hi Simon,

So, like me, you've gone full circle and returned to film. Last I heard you had an M9.

I use Ilford films mostly because I like to support UK manufacturers and I figure Ilford will be...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-13-2013
Replies: 64
Views: 12,610
Posted By Bobfrance
An 80mm lens on 6x6 is a dream combination IMHO....

An 80mm lens on 6x6 is a dream combination IMHO. :)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-04-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 5,023
Posted By Bobfrance
How about...

How about this?

http://www.pd-jkt.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/seal-leica.jpg

No? Okay nevermind. :D
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 12-27-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 4,202
Posted By Bobfrance
Brilliant camera. It saw off my Leica M7 and...

Brilliant camera. It saw off my Leica M7 and Summilux ASPH. 6x7 quality but as fast and easy to shoot as any auto-exposure rangefinder.
If you ever want to travel up to one of our Manchester meets...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-22-2012
Replies: 39
Views: 5,174
Posted By Bobfrance
In my experience HP5 and Rodinal is grain city....

In my experience HP5 and Rodinal is grain city. HP5 and HC-110 on the other hand is very nice indeed.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-13-2012
Replies: 137
Views: 8,321
Posted By Bobfrance
Pah! How cool would you look in front of Kristin...

Pah!
How cool would you look in front of Kristin Scott Thomas faffing about trying to load film in your M2 or trying to get a light reading so you could adjust your shutter speed on your clunky old...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-13-2012
Replies: 137
Views: 8,321
Posted By Bobfrance
Miroslav Tichy's homemade Camera...

Miroslav Tichy's homemade Camera...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-13-2012
Replies: 137
Views: 8,321
Posted By Bobfrance
Ricoh GR1v, Contax T, Contax S, Contax II.

Ricoh GR1v, Contax T, Contax S, Contax II.
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