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Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 10-07-2017
Replies: 104
Views: 11,171
Posted By esc_ctrl
Always hated to original Leica Strap. The Domke...

Always hated to original Leica Strap. The Domke Gripper is actually pretty great. Since I bought it for my M6 I mainly carry it on my right shoulder only (not across the chest) and I love it. Never...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-05-2017
Replies: 67
Views: 4,519
Posted By esc_ctrl
For sheer image and build quality the 35mm 2.8...

For sheer image and build quality the 35mm 2.8 C-Biogon. Super sharp, flare resistant, small, well built. Weird filter size, if that's a concern. For the rest of the money go on a weekend trip and...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-23-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 916
Posted By esc_ctrl
Thanks! Aren't oils a bit tricky to work with for...

Thanks!
Aren't oils a bit tricky to work with for a beginner?
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-23-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 916
Posted By esc_ctrl
Hand-colouring silver gelatin prints

I would like to try hand colouring b/w silver gelatin prints and am looking for some advice. I was wondering if anyone here has some knowledge about the process he/she is willing to share.

I am...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-18-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 2,548
Posted By esc_ctrl
From my experience temperature stability is not...

From my experience temperature stability is not an issue.
I read that you should use 6ml Rodinal minimum per film (can't recall the source), so i try to stick with that. One hour seems a bit long...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-17-2017
Replies: 363
Views: 25,210
Posted By esc_ctrl
1. M6 (no contest, although some fine day I might...

1. M6 (no contest, although some fine day I might opt for a black one)
2. FM2 (solid workhorse, heavily beaten but still working)
3. MJU II (always in my pocket, so many memories)
4. XA3 (newbie,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-12-2016
Replies: 7,540
Views: 3,866,248
Posted By esc_ctrl
http://www2.pic-upload.de/img/31888905/M6T-1.jpg...

http://www2.pic-upload.de/img/31888905/M6T-1.jpg (http://www.pic-upload.de/view-31888905/M6T-1.jpg.html)

M6 Titanium and 50 Cron IV
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-19-2016
Replies: 0
Views: 713
Posted By esc_ctrl
35 Lux ASPH grease on blades?

For a friend I am supposed to sell a 35 Lux ASPH. I noticed that on the aperture blades there seem to be little bits of grease or something (1). Also there are some tiny white marks inside (2).
Can...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 07-14-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 1,622
Posted By esc_ctrl
Like Dwig said, I just had to flip the ring....

Like Dwig said, I just had to flip the ring. Works fine, thanks a lot!
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 07-02-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 1,622
Posted By esc_ctrl
Thanks for the hints! I will have a look at the...

Thanks for the hints! I will have a look at the lens mount and see!
I am talking about 35mm. For 6x6 I have a 90mm lens. No issues there.
I will keep you informed
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-29-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 1,622
Posted By esc_ctrl
Enlarger focussing issues

I am using a Kaiser VPM6002 enlarger with a Rodenstock 50mm lens and have the following problem:
when printing larger sizes (above 18x24) I have to turn the focusing knob all the way up until it...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-11-2016
Replies: 2
Views: 605
Posted By esc_ctrl
thanks a lot for the hint! that thing looks...

thanks a lot for the hint! that thing looks interesting.
yes, i need the fast speeds to freeze motion. i think a flash as a projector might actually be the better solution.
i think i might try to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-10-2016
Replies: 2
Views: 605
Posted By esc_ctrl
projection photography - experiences?

I've been wanting to try this for quite some time now:
I'd like to project patterns on a 3d surface (outdoor) with a projector for a shoot. Probably it would work best in low light or at night....
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 12-16-2015
Replies: 42
Views: 4,616
Posted By esc_ctrl
Couldn't it be his concept is a persiflage of the...

Couldn't it be his concept is a persiflage of the art market?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-22-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 4,337
Posted By esc_ctrl
I would recommend 1+100, 1.5 hour semi-stand. I...

I would recommend 1+100, 1.5 hour semi-stand. I get great results with this recipe. Lovely grain, nice texture in the highlights and very black blacks :)
Downside is this only works for one film at a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-01-2015
Replies: 0
Views: 632
Posted By esc_ctrl
Self publishing a magazine via Blurb

Has anyone ever made a zine via Blurb or a similar on-demand printing service?
If so, what are your experiences? Is the premium paper/print worth it or is the economy paper good enough?
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 09-27-2015
Replies: 79
Views: 20,376
Posted By esc_ctrl
Had to sell mine earlier this year to pay my...

Had to sell mine earlier this year to pay my bills. Really miss this camera...
75mm, Velvia 50
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7651/16733483139_4ebce0f779_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ruFtxZ)Untitled...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 01-13-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 2,717
Posted By esc_ctrl
I most definitely will stick to the FM2, just not...

I most definitely will stick to the FM2, just not for all purposes...
The Bessas seem reasonable, but that film advance problem is making me hesitant.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-13-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 2,823
Posted By esc_ctrl
Here...

Here (https://www.dropbox.com/s/hkiqdurqpkidw8v/IMGfm2.triX16.rgb.muc03-04.14_0019.jpg?dl=0)'s an example. I need fast shutterspeeds, so 1600 is the way to go for me. You do loose details in the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-13-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 2,823
Posted By esc_ctrl
Been thinking about this all day long... The...

Been thinking about this all day long... The Rodinal (Adonal) should not have expired as I usually go through a 500ml bottle within a year. I don't think it's from the winding, since I always wind...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-12-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 2,823
Posted By esc_ctrl
I have used this recipe for about a year now and...

I have used this recipe for about a year now and it has worked quite well for me so far.
Even if the film was not advanced, shouldn't the tip that was exposed when loading be completely black? It is...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-12-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 2,823
Posted By esc_ctrl
Tri-X Rodinal troubleshooting

I just developed a roll of 35mm Tri-X according to my usual recipe: @1600 in Rodinal 1+100 90 min semi stand (first 1 min continuous agitation, the every 30 min one inversion)
However, the film came...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-16-2014
Replies: 488
Views: 128,406
Posted By esc_ctrl
Tri-X @400 in HC110 for 120 Tri-X @1600 in...

Tri-X @400 in HC110 for 120
Tri-X @1600 in Rodinal 1+100 (1.5 hour semi-stand) for 35mm
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 12-16-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 1,192
Posted By esc_ctrl
Tahnks for the advice. Why should I try using...

Tahnks for the advice. Why should I try using dev, stop and fix simultaneously? Can't I just paint the developer and then continue as usual?
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 12-11-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 1,192
Posted By esc_ctrl
"Painting" with developer. Experiences?

I'd like to try some new stuff in the darkroom and want to try to "paint" with developer on the exposed paper. Anyone here tried this? How are your experiences?
I was wondering if I have to...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 12-10-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 2,717
Posted By esc_ctrl
Thanks for the answers so far! What about the...

Thanks for the answers so far!
What about the newer R2M? Are the haptic and build quality comparable?
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 12-09-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 2,717
Posted By esc_ctrl
So the top and bottom plate are also made of...

So the top and bottom plate are also made of plastic?
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 12-09-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 2,717
Posted By esc_ctrl
How tough is a Bessa R?

I am thinking about getting a Bessa R.
A major concern is the build quality. I mostly use a Nikon FM2 and it has taken quite a lot of beatings, but except for some dents and a lost rewind crank it...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 05-07-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 1,212
Posted By esc_ctrl
Thanks! How thick was the cardboard you used?...

Thanks!
How thick was the cardboard you used? Have you had problems with the negs not being plane?
Forum: DIYS Modifications 05-06-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 1,212
Posted By esc_ctrl
6x6 format mask for Kaiser V System

Has any of you built their own format masks for darkroom printing?
Should not be that difficult. In my case I need a 6x6 mask for the Kaiser V System.
Any recommendations on what material would be...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 04-18-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 2,094
Posted By esc_ctrl
I'm from Germany, so I'll have to see where to...

I'm from Germany, so I'll have to see where to send it to.
Do you think Mamiya still services the 6? Or would I be better off finding an independent camera mechanic?
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 04-18-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 2,094
Posted By esc_ctrl
Thanks or the reply. Same here, 50 (when the lens...

Thanks or the reply. Same here, 50 (when the lens is collapsed) is fine.
Just got the camera, took off the lens and after I mounted it back on I noticed that the vertical frameline on the right side...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 04-18-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 2,094
Posted By esc_ctrl
I am facing the same Problem and can't find any...

I am facing the same Problem and can't find any other source of information. Have you already found a solution to this?
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