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Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 11 Hours Ago
Replies: 113
Views: 3,320
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Ah, that first one. That’s Moonstone Beach near...

Ah, that first one. That’s Moonstone Beach near Cambria, California.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 13 Hours Ago
Replies: 1,201
Views: 339,966
Posted By Larry Cloetta
^^^^^^Perfect!

^^^^^^Perfect!
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 20 Hours Ago
Replies: 113
Views: 3,320
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Thank you very much, Lynn. I enjoy looking at...

Thank you very much, Lynn. I enjoy looking at yours, so this is quite the compliment.
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 20 Hours Ago
Replies: 113
Views: 3,320
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Thanks, Vince. The first one, with all the red...

Thanks, Vince. The first one, with all the red in it, is from Bonneville Speed Week.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Day Ago
Replies: 1,201
Views: 339,966
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Love this, and the one you posted directly above...

Love this, and the one you posted directly above it. Don't know why, exactly:)
A little bit mundane + a little bit mysterious. I've gone back and looked at them 3 or 4 times now. Nice processing for...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 1 Day Ago
Replies: 113
Views: 3,320
Posted By Larry Cloetta
https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-2jwM6zf/0/a5b3...

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Nikon Z7 + Leica 28mm Elmarit-R VII
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 1 Day Ago
Replies: 113
Views: 3,320
Posted By Larry Cloetta
https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-dQ3MtRw/0/04a9...

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Nikon Z7 + Leica 28mm Elmarit-R VII
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 1 Day Ago
Replies: 113
Views: 3,320
Posted By Larry Cloetta
https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-hj7mB5Z/0/6927...

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Nikon Z7 + Contarex 180/2.8 Sonnar
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 1 Day Ago
Replies: 113
Views: 3,320
Posted By Larry Cloetta
https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-5gvBtqC/0/a7e1...

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Nikon Z7 + Leica 28mm Elmarit-R VII
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 1 Day Ago
Replies: 113
Views: 3,320
Posted By Larry Cloetta
https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-jhFvQxX/0/fcbd...

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Nikon Z7 + Leica 28mm Elmarit-R VII
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Day Ago
Replies: 1,564
Views: 200,524
Posted By Larry Cloetta
https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-rcn2pJ2/0/4e7e...

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Dog and French Fry Sony NEX7
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Day Ago
Replies: 3,129
Views: 492,984
Posted By Larry Cloetta
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Sony NEX5
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 1 Day Ago
Replies: 113
Views: 3,320
Posted By Larry Cloetta
https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-RzBtzhT/0/1e0b...

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Nikon Z7 + Contarex 180/2.8
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Day Ago
Replies: 843
Views: 169,953
Posted By Larry Cloetta
https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-gBkDWmz/0/e45d...

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-gBkDWmz/0/e45d682b/XL/i-gBkDWmz-XL.jpg (https://cloetta.smugmug.com/Forum-photos/n-q8zp7N/i-gBkDWmz/A)
Leica M3
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 1 Day Ago
Replies: 64
Views: 1,211
Posted By Larry Cloetta
That’s certainly true. The questions I ask...

That’s certainly true. The questions I ask myself, though, with regard to the utility of adapted wide angle M lenses on Nikon Z bodies are 1. Is the fall off of corner sharpness, aka the presence of...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 1 Day Ago
Replies: 64
Views: 1,211
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Wow, thanks Vince. Was more than I could have...

Wow, thanks Vince. Was more than I could have hoped for, though I wasn’t expecting it, only interested in seeing it if you happened to do it. Perfect test case. I had expected the Summilux to have...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 1 Day Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 395
Posted By Larry Cloetta
RFF has been occasionally decidedly slow to load...

RFF has been occasionally decidedly slow to load for me the last week or so, or even refusing to load, not having anything to do with photos, even short thread pages without photos. Not having issues...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 2 Days Ago
Replies: 64
Views: 1,211
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Thanks for taking the trouble, Vince. Not...

Thanks for taking the trouble, Vince. Not pointless at all. If you ever feel like it, another comparison at f/2 outside with a subject fairly near, but with busy background significantly farther away...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Days Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 1,063
Posted By Larry Cloetta
The votes are in. If you are just going to have...

The votes are in. If you are just going to have one 50 (the sane approach) for an M3, there’s a reason the v.2 Summicron gets the most votes. Sure, a 50 APO will “fit”, and it’s a “better” lens, but...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 3 Days Ago
Replies: 179
Views: 5,587
Posted By Larry Cloetta
From all the photos I have seen so far,...

From all the photos I have seen so far, especially the best ones, the M10 seems like a notable uptick in the specific qualities that prior versions had, so it delivers a specific style of result, and...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Days Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 810
Posted By Larry Cloetta
I like that photo^^^^^as it is very striking, and...

I like that photo^^^^^as it is very striking, and would agree that you have done an admirable job working with the characteristics of the lens, something I never managed to that extent (just sold...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Days Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 714
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Thanks for the update.

Thanks for the update.
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 5 Days Ago
Replies: 64
Views: 1,211
Posted By Larry Cloetta
It wasn’t a suggestion for a wedding, was just...

It wasn’t a suggestion for a wedding, was just relevant to the native vs. non-native lens question. Sorry for any confusion.
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 5 Days Ago
Replies: 64
Views: 1,211
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Close focus is about 10-11 inches, if you move...

Close focus is about 10-11 inches, if you move the adapter helical all the way out, which is about 1/4”. It doesn’t influence normal use as far as I have been able to tell. You leave the adapter...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 5 Days Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 275
Posted By Larry Cloetta
As to the original question, I have never tried...

As to the original question, I have never tried HC-110 for UN54, but I was using XTOL 1:1 7minutes 30seconds at 20 degrees C with what I thought were really nice results. 30 seconds inversions to...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 5 Days Ago
Replies: 64
Views: 1,211
Posted By Larry Cloetta
I have a Novoflex, which, along with Voigtländer...

I have a Novoflex, which, along with Voigtländer when available, seems to be the standard in construction quality that people look up to. I have some cheap Chinese adapters for other lenses and...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 5 Days Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 275
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Thanks, Bob, will give that a shot.

Thanks, Bob, will give that a shot.
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 5 Days Ago
Replies: 64
Views: 1,211
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Thanks, Cal. Time marches on. Expensively.

Thanks, Cal.

Time marches on. Expensively.
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 5 Days Ago
Replies: 64
Views: 1,211
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Supposedly, as it is a retrofocus design it has...

Supposedly, as it is a retrofocus design it has none of the disadvantages of corner smearing seen with conventional non-retrofocus rangefinder wides, and is ideally suited to adaptation to any of the...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 5 Days Ago
Replies: 64
Views: 1,211
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Cal, I considered not addressing this, again, as...

Cal,
I considered not addressing this, again, as it might sound argumentative in a bad way, but that is not my intention. On the other hand, given the OP’s original question, a search for...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 5 Days Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 275
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Bob, Times and temps? As recommended starting...

Bob,

Times and temps? As recommended starting points. I like the film, just not sure I am getting the most out of it yet.
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 6 Days Ago
Replies: 113
Views: 3,320
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Thanks! I love cars. Obviously.:)

Thanks! I love cars. Obviously.:)
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 6 Days Ago
Replies: 64
Views: 1,211
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Cal, Now you’re just confusing us:) This kind...

Cal,

Now you’re just confusing us:) This kind of talk leads me to fear the paralysis of analysis where we just sit in the corner and whimper instead of just buying something and getting on with...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 6 Days Ago
Replies: 64
Views: 1,211
Posted By Larry Cloetta
All other things being equal, fatter photosites...

All other things being equal, fatter photosites are always better than smaller ones in terms of color depth and dynamic range. Tonal things. So, the Z6 is going to have certain advantages if you...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 6 Days Ago
Replies: 113
Views: 3,320
Posted By Larry Cloetta
The dynamic range of the sensor, and, for lack of...

The dynamic range of the sensor, and, for lack of being more scientific, the tonal separation that sensor allows makes a lot of things possible. There’s a lot in the files and it’s not that difficult...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 6 Days Ago
Replies: 113
Views: 3,320
Posted By Larry Cloetta
https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-kqjWrRw/0/ee5e...

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Nikon Z7 + Nikkor 58mm f/1.4G

Okay, I’ll knock it off for a...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 6 Days Ago
Replies: 113
Views: 3,320
Posted By Larry Cloetta
https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-6TRXDSx/0/a91f...

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-6TRXDSx/0/a91fbf34/XL/i-6TRXDSx-XL.jpg (https://cloetta.smugmug.com/Forum-photos/n-q8zp7N/i-6TRXDSx/A)
Nikon Z7 + Leica 28mm Elmarit-R VII
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 6 Days Ago
Replies: 113
Views: 3,320
Posted By Larry Cloetta
https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-vnG9KPs/0/06fa...

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Nikon Z7 + Leica 28mm Elmarit-R VII
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 6 Days Ago
Replies: 113
Views: 3,320
Posted By Larry Cloetta
https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-ggthzz2/0/19c2...

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-ggthzz2/0/19c2589f/XL/i-ggthzz2-XL.jpg (https://cloetta.smugmug.com/Forum-photos/n-q8zp7N/i-ggthzz2/A)
Nikon Z7 + Leica 28mm Elmarit-R VII
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 6 Days Ago
Replies: 113
Views: 3,320
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Thanks, Vince, and Charles. I guess I would like...

Thanks, Vince, and Charles. I guess I would like to see more people understand how great this camera really is. IMO:)
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 6 Days Ago
Replies: 113
Views: 3,320
Posted By Larry Cloetta
https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-6fNh5h9/0/f34f...

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Nikon Z7 + Contarex 180mm/2.8
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 6 Days Ago
Replies: 113
Views: 3,320
Posted By Larry Cloetta
https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-kbhzbC6/0/c8df...

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-kbhzbC6/0/c8df9389/XL/i-kbhzbC6-XL.jpg (https://cloetta.smugmug.com/Forum-photos/n-q8zp7N/i-kbhzbC6/A)
Nikon Z7 + Contarex 180/2.8
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 6 Days Ago
Replies: 113
Views: 3,320
Posted By Larry Cloetta
https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-JzrXSSZ/0/051f...

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Nikon Z7 + Leica 50mm f/1 Noctilux-M
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 6 Days Ago
Replies: 64
Views: 1,211
Posted By Larry Cloetta
My Noctilux 50/1 works better, yields better...

My Noctilux 50/1 works better, yields better results on the Z7 than it did on the SL. It just does. Simply because the Z7 has a better sensor. And, no, I’m not “doing it wrong”. :)
Might it be...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 6 Days Ago
Replies: 64
Views: 1,211
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Roel, The following is my personal opinion, and...

Roel,

The following is my personal opinion, and it is no more than that, so please bear that in mind. However, it is an opinion based on actual long term experience, not based on ideas I picked up...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 120
Views: 2,751
Posted By Larry Cloetta
FWIW , that still makes it sound like only a few...

FWIW , that still makes it sound like only a few hundred photographers were using Kodachrome when K64 was pulled from the market in 2009. Kodak sold $22,000,000 worth of Kodachrome in 2009, the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 53
Views: 1,497
Posted By Larry Cloetta
After saying that he realized that there were...

After saying that he realized that there were fine photographers who used digital, the OP merely asked for this bit of help: “I am looking for suggestions for interesting/talented contemporary Leica...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 120
Views: 2,751
Posted By Larry Cloetta
“I remember being so disappointed so many times,...

“I remember being so disappointed so many times, no matter where I went, with the results I got back. But when I checked the negatives they looked fine”.

Ditto.


“Or shoot 'chromes as there was no...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 120
Views: 2,751
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Nobody? Not enough to keep the necessary and...

Nobody?

Not enough to keep the necessary and expensive infrastructure churning once digital took over, sure. But, “nobody”?
K25 and K64 made up a good 90% of my color film purchases, and...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 843
Views: 169,953
Posted By Larry Cloetta
https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-3KVgR2f/0/1597...

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Kodak Ektar
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 843
Views: 169,953
Posted By Larry Cloetta
^^^^^^Those are pretty sharp for Provia 100f at...

^^^^^^Those are pretty sharp for Provia 100f at night, by streetlights. Tripod? Or did you do those handheld? In which case, nice job.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1,968
Views: 300,428
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Doug, Me too. Mike, Amazing assortment of...

Doug,
Me too.

Mike,
Amazing assortment of vehicular niceness in Yokahama. Though am guessing that the Cord requested a few posts ago won’t show up.
Forum: RFF News 1 Week Ago
Replies: 169
Views: 10,260
Posted By Larry Cloetta
My point was that if there was money just sitting...

My point was that if there was money just sitting there waiting to be made by making this camera, or something like it, someone would make it. Over the long haul, nobody leaves available money on the...
Forum: RFF News 1 Week Ago
Replies: 169
Views: 10,260
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Economics has laws. Ignore them at your own...

Economics has laws. Ignore them at your own risk.

The money quotes here are “It's not worth the rumored price” and “no one could make this happen”, both true.

Economies of scale. Leica’s existing...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 220
Views: 6,669
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Cal, I appreciate your comments, though I think...

Cal,

I appreciate your comments, though I think we always have a choice, no matter how young we are. What we don’t always have is the accumulated store of knowledge required to render good...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 220
Views: 6,669
Posted By Larry Cloetta
I am a person of a certain age, and I was a...

I am a person of a certain age, and I was a “hippie”. Full on, and have the pictures to prove it. Not posting those. Burned my draft card, marched, the whole stupid, self absorbed, puerile bit.
It...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 843
Views: 169,953
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Nice one, Pan. Looks not like two friends, but...

Nice one, Pan. Looks not like two friends, but three friends.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 843
Views: 169,953
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Thanks, you and me both. I love carnivals, and...

Thanks, you and me both.
I love carnivals, and go every year here at the county fair. Where I live, there is really only one “street” and it’s a block long and full of tourists, so county fair is...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,146
Views: 296,648
Posted By Larry Cloetta
https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-5D8qxC2/0/c59b...

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Ektar Contax G2
Somebody averaged 135mph on this, and they...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 627
Red
Views: 139,521
Posted By Larry Cloetta
https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-bph8k4d/0/4de5...

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-bph8k4d/0/4de50e55/L/i-bph8k4d-L.jpg (https://cloetta.smugmug.com/Forum-photos/n-q8zp7N/i-bph8k4d/A)
Kodak Ektar Contax G2
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 569
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Just checked the GD-1 data back on my G1 which is...

Just checked the GD-1 data back on my G1 which is the only Contax I have with a data back, and same thing. It shows month, day, and two digits for the last two digits of the year, and it only goes up...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 569
Posted By Larry Cloetta
The Kyocera service for these cameras ended in...

The Kyocera service for these cameras ended in 2015.

I have had zero difficulty getting Contax cameras serviced in the States after 2015 by Nippon PhotoClinic in NYC, as often noted by others....
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 113
Views: 3,320
Posted By Larry Cloetta
^^^^^^Sweet.

^^^^^^Sweet.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 843
Views: 169,953
Posted By Larry Cloetta
https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-FkGBBLG/0/8b4f...

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Tri-x Leica iiig Canon 28/2.8
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 843
Views: 169,953
Posted By Larry Cloetta
https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-fbmPkh6/0/f6d0...

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Tri-x Leica iiig Canon 28/2.8
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 843
Views: 169,953
Posted By Larry Cloetta
https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-5cBjFzR/0/6f27...

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Carnival-Hang for two Minutes-Hint: You can't...... Tri-x...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 113
Views: 3,320
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Sharp, yes the newer Nikon Z lenses are nuts in...

Sharp, yes the newer Nikon Z lenses are nuts in terms of sharpness (I know that’s not everything, but it’s definitely something.)

The MTF charts from the 70-200/2.8 zoom introduced yesterday are...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 113
Views: 3,320
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Thanks, Vince. You inspire me to photograph more...

Thanks, Vince. You inspire me to photograph more people, need to find some.:)
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 113
Views: 3,320
Posted By Larry Cloetta
https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-cCfHxsJ/0/392c...

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Medicine Bow National Forest Fire Lookout
Nikon Z7 Leica...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 190
Views: 4,078
Posted By Larry Cloetta
That’s lovely, Sam.

That’s lovely, Sam.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 83
Views: 7,308
Posted By Larry Cloetta
From the actual and latest TSA guidelines,...

From the actual and latest TSA guidelines, published after the introduction of CT scanners: “We recommend that you put undeveloped film and cameras containing undeveloped film in your carry-on bags...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
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Posted By Larry Cloetta
^^^^^^Sweet!

^^^^^^Sweet!
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 113
Views: 3,320
Posted By Larry Cloetta
I know film is better, Huss, but you should maybe...

I know film is better, Huss, but you should maybe start occasionally using your Z7 for something other than as a glorified slide copier. Try it, you’ll like it.:)
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 113
Views: 3,320
Posted By Larry Cloetta
https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-VdJXMjh/0/2589...

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-VdJXMjh/0/25896705/X2/i-VdJXMjh-X2.jpg (https://cloetta.smugmug.com/Forum-photos/n-q8zp7N/i-VdJXMjh/A)
Nikon Z 24-70 f/4 kit lens
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 190
Views: 4,078
Posted By Larry Cloetta
https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-2JFFLZ8/0/53d0...

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-2JFFLZ8/0/53d062c5/XL/i-2JFFLZ8-XL.jpg (https://cloetta.smugmug.com/Forum-photos/n-q8zp7N/i-2JFFLZ8/A)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 190
Views: 4,078
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Lynn, Atget and Kertész, etc. too tall an order...

Lynn,

Atget and Kertész, etc. too tall an order for me. Nice idea for a thread though.

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-zk4szKZ/0/68b2fac0/L/i-zk4szKZ-L.jpg...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,968
Views: 300,428
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Agreed. Not nearly too much in this case. So nice...

Agreed. Not nearly too much in this case. So nice to see those preserved.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 843
Views: 169,953
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Most of the photos I have ever seen from an Xpan...

Most of the photos I have ever seen from an Xpan have just seemed forced, have seemed as if they would have been at least as good, if not better, had they just been taken with a more normal format,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 843
Views: 169,953
Posted By Larry Cloetta
https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-f35XJGd/0/20c4...

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-f35XJGd/0/20c48c8f/XL/i-f35XJGd-XL.jpg (https://cloetta.smugmug.com/Forum-photos/n-q8zp7N/i-f35XJGd/A)
Carnival outdated and poorly processed Tri-X Leica iiig...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 113
Views: 3,320
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Thanks, Vince. I will see what I can do. I love...

Thanks, Vince. I will see what I can do.

I love the lighting in the NYT photo. The hand, obviously, but also the highlight surrounding the “Just trust God” in the paper. Inadvertent, I would...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 843
Views: 169,953
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Thanks, Pan. Not the kind of thing that’s likely...

Thanks, Pan. Not the kind of thing that’s likely to end up on a boardroom wall, but works for me.:)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 843
Views: 169,953
Posted By Larry Cloetta
https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-CPzKtK6/0/6d64...

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-CPzKtK6/0/6d645aaa/XL/i-CPzKtK6-XL.jpg (https://cloetta.smugmug.com/Forum-photos/n-q8zp7N/i-CPzKtK6/A)
Badger, mean and angry even in death. Rollei Ortho 25 in...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 113
Views: 3,320
Posted By Larry Cloetta
https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-7vb9q7C/0/9a92...

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-7vb9q7C/0/9a92c760/XL/i-7vb9q7C-XL.jpg (https://cloetta.smugmug.com/Forum-photos/n-q8zp7N/i-7vb9q7C/A)
Idaho Wind Farm Nikon Z7 Leica 28mm Elmarit-R VII
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 374
Views: 38,311
Posted By Larry Cloetta
https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-VQbZfB2/0/7f30...

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-VQbZfB2/0/7f309be1/XL/i-VQbZfB2-XL.jpg (https://cloetta.smugmug.com/Forum-photos/n-q8zp7N/i-VQbZfB2/A)
Rollei Ortho 25 in Rodinal Contax 645 80mm
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 49
Views: 1,401
Posted By Larry Cloetta
I’d second this for 35mm landscapes, for the same...

I’d second this for 35mm landscapes, for the same reasons, though I use other films for other things. Though I like Pan F+ as a film, I prefer TMax 100 for landscapes, if limited to 135 format. Just...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 113
Views: 3,320
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Thanks, Vince for doing this. For what it’s...

Thanks, Vince for doing this. For what it’s worth, I have found the Z7 files to be uncommonly malleable so there is much that can be done with tones without introducing artifacts, if one chooses to...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 113
Views: 3,320
Posted By Larry Cloetta
First person who says, “ I can always tell the...

First person who says, “ I can always tell the $3,000 Summilux 50 ASPH on a Leica Monochrom from the $600 Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 S lens on a Nikon Z7 when I look at a fiber print, so this test is...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 145
Views: 5,081
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Kostya, the advice here has been aimed at trying...

Kostya, the advice here has been aimed at trying to solve the camera/photography problem that you are feeling that you have. What I am going to say isn’t flippant or dismissive. You don’t have a...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 397
Posted By Larry Cloetta
I just keep the whole page most of the time as...

I just keep the whole page most of the time as there is usually some helpful data and information written at the top, in the margins, and sometimes everywhere else.
But, if there is only one decent...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 1,402
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Sometimes I obsess about trying to get a long...

Sometimes I obsess about trying to get a long tonal scale with a lot of midtone separation, then I see something like this and say, “No, this is exactly perfect.”
Nice, Helen.

Sorry to hear of the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 84
Views: 2,333
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Okay, I’ll bite. Would be almost critical to...

Okay, I’ll bite. Would be almost critical to know what film and how it was processed, as film can be doctored to look “digital”, if over processed in PS, but I’m saying the second image is the...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2,424
Views: 356,753
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Newly minted and heavily revised and brought up...

Newly minted and heavily revised and brought up to date “The Film Developing Cookbook”, by Anchell and Troop is proving to be an essential resource for those who like that kind of thing, as well as a...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,968
Views: 300,428
Posted By Larry Cloetta
I doubt I will live long enough to grow fond of...

I doubt I will live long enough to grow fond of this mishmash. Studebaker had some occasional excellent design work done by the redoubtable Raymond Loewy, but the Lark plainly wasn’t one of those...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 84
Views: 2,333
Posted By Larry Cloetta
I’m surprised no one has linked this yet:...

I’m surprised no one has linked this yet: https://blog.mingthein.com/2019/12/10/brave-new-world-surprising-iphone-11-pro/

One of the more even handed examinations to show up recently. There is a...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 843
Views: 169,953
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Shouldn’t have told me, I was majorly impressed....

Shouldn’t have told me, I was majorly impressed. Impressive still, even at 1/4.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 843
Views: 169,953
Posted By Larry Cloetta
You are a man among men, Huss. Impressive 12...

You are a man among men, Huss. Impressive 12 month collection of spent film canisters.
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9,179
Views: 909,156
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Thanks, Charles!

Thanks, Charles!
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9,179
Views: 909,156
Posted By Larry Cloetta
https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-9VF7thT/0/1079...

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-9VF7thT/0/107983dd/XL/i-9VF7thT-XL.jpg (https://cloetta.smugmug.com/Forum-photos/n-q8zp7N/i-9VF7thT/A)
Kanto remanufactured black paint 35mm Summicron-M v1 8...
Forum: Sony Alpha / NEX News / General Discussion 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 310
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Thanks for posting, that is one I have never seen...

Thanks for posting, that is one I have never seen in the flesh, and probably never will. Enjoy it!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,968
Views: 300,428
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Corvette is a ‘59, though this section on the ‘58...

Corvette is a ‘59, though this section on the ‘58 and ‘60 seem almost identical. They changed the rest of the car, but left this bit alone, then in ‘61 rear end changed pretty dramatically, becoming...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 93
Views: 6,763
Posted By Larry Cloetta
https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-ngwmM9q/0/7a06...

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-ngwmM9q/0/7a068de8/X2/i-ngwmM9q-X2.jpg (https://cloetta.smugmug.com/Forum-photos/n-q8zp7N/i-ngwmM9q/A)
Acros Leica iiig 50 Summicron ASPH
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 93
Views: 6,763
Posted By Larry Cloetta
https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-D2v4Mkv/0/6b00...

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-D2v4Mkv/0/6b00c28b/X2/i-D2v4Mkv-X2.jpg (https://cloetta.smugmug.com/Forum-photos/n-q8zp7N/i-D2v4Mkv/A)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,968
Views: 300,428
Posted By Larry Cloetta
https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-TDbQTFC/0/c67c...

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-TDbQTFC/0/c67ce685/X2/i-TDbQTFC-X2.jpg (https://cloetta.smugmug.com/Forum-photos/n-q8zp7N/i-TDbQTFC/A)
As quizzes go, this one is a little too easy, but what...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 93
Views: 6,763
Posted By Larry Cloetta
https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-hdSGHhx/0/d40e...

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-hdSGHhx/0/d40eb3df/XL/i-hdSGHhx-XL.jpg (https://cloetta.smugmug.com/Forum-photos/n-q8zp7N/i-hdSGHhx/A)
Found this negative a few years ago. Myself reflected in an...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 745
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Que será, será. Fabulous cameras nonetheless.

Que será, será. Fabulous cameras nonetheless.
Forum: Film vs Digital 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 918
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Film vs. digital, then, at the end. Possibly this...

Film vs. digital, then, at the end. Possibly this has been discussed before, somewhere on some forum or another. Some see the difference, some care about the difference, some don’t. Everyone staked...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,146
Views: 296,648
Posted By Larry Cloetta
^^^^^Geez, Japanese seem to know how to curate...

^^^^^Geez, Japanese seem to know how to curate all the good stuff, and there seems a lot of good stuff in Yokahama, Mike.
Beautiful bike, beautifully preserved, not sure why he looks so glum.
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 90
Views: 4,513
Posted By Larry Cloetta
LOL, yeah thanks, that’s better than my actual...

LOL, yeah thanks, that’s better than my actual signature. I’ll consider it:)
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 90
Views: 4,513
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Hobbits! Fickle on Hobbits!

Hobbits! Fickle on Hobbits!
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 90
Views: 4,513
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Thanks Doug, and Charles. It’s going to be okay,...

Thanks Doug, and Charles. It’s going to be okay, one way or the other.:)
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-18-2019
Replies: 90
Views: 4,513
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Am turning 70 in 3 weeks. Have been a competitive...

Am turning 70 in 3 weeks. Have been a competitive runner since I was 15, but my knees have started to go this year and have had to quit what has been my daily release for the last 55 years, at least...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 12-18-2019
Replies: 5,507
Views: 834,602
Posted By Larry Cloetta
I was afraid someone was going to say that.

I was afraid someone was going to say that.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-18-2019
Replies: 1,968
Views: 300,428
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Yokahama seems to have an inordinate share of...

Yokahama seems to have an inordinate share of interesting cars. I’ve never even seen an early GT-R before.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 12-18-2019
Replies: 5,507
Views: 834,602
Posted By Larry Cloetta
I always enjoy looking at new posts on this...

I always enjoy looking at new posts on this thread, trying to discern for myself if there is, or isn’t, anything special about M Monochroms. Impossible to tell from web photos, but I do enjoy images...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-16-2019
Replies: 627
Red
Views: 139,521
Posted By Larry Cloetta
https://photos.smugmug.com/Monterey-Historics-2019...

https://photos.smugmug.com/Monterey-Historics-2019/i-B4pp7nw/0/916e3ffd/XL/Monterey%20Historics%202019-26-XL.jpg (https://cloetta.smugmug.com/Monterey-Historics-2019/i-B4pp7nw/A)
Since this thread...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-16-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 632
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Bob, :( Yikes. I wish I had seen this 48...

Bob,

:( Yikes.

I wish I had seen this 48 hours ago. I've never ordered books from anyone before and just placed an order yesterday for 2 different books, total of 6 copies at around $200 after...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-16-2019
Replies: 148
Views: 12,046
Posted By Larry Cloetta
^^^^^Some lovely images on this page in terms of...

^^^^^Some lovely images on this page in terms of subject matter. Old cemeteries tend to display so much human caring and honest grief.
The personal jumble of beautiful statuary and writing on the...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 12-16-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 3,320
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Personally, yes, though tastes...

Personally, yes, though tastes vary.

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-Ppn2Chz/0/ff3d2582/L/i-Ppn2Chz-L.jpg (https://cloetta.smugmug.com/Forum-photos/n-q8zp7N/i-Ppn2Chz/A)
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 12-15-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 3,320
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Vince, I would love to see what you can do with...

Vince,

I would love to see what you can do with the Z7 files, using sliders, color channels, etc, in LR, or PS, or C1, or anything else, to mimic the results, especially in terms of tonality, from...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 12-15-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 3,320
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Just as a personal observation, which might apply...

Just as a personal observation, which might apply to no one but myself, not flaming, but I replaced a Leica SL 601 with the Nikon Z7, and could not be happier, either with the obvious sensor upgrade,...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-15-2019
Replies: 148
Views: 12,046
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Nicely done, very evocative, for want of a better...

Nicely done, very evocative, for want of a better word.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-13-2019
Replies: 1,968
Views: 300,428
Posted By Larry Cloetta
The AC Ace is lovely in its way, but, having ...

The AC Ace is lovely in its way, but, having driven a 289 Cobra, a real one, I can assure you there was nothing ruined about it. Underwear maybe.
Sunbeam Tiger, also bonkers.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-13-2019
Replies: 74
Views: 2,466
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Yeah, I know it was luck, but luck is even harder...

Yeah, I know it was luck, but luck is even harder to command than skill.
I’ll see what I can dig up:)
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-13-2019
Replies: 74
Views: 2,466
Posted By Larry Cloetta
That's going to be hard to beat, Huss. I'll pass.

That's going to be hard to beat, Huss. I'll pass.
Forum: Photo Software 12-12-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 1,184
Posted By Larry Cloetta
I usually think I have more trouble with software...

I usually think I have more trouble with software or software vendors than anyone, but I’ve not had any of this since moving to CC, knock on wood.
Because, I don’t store files in the cloud? Or, just...
Forum: Photo Software 12-12-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 1,184
Posted By Larry Cloetta
No, no, please don’t misunderstand, what I meant...

No, no, please don’t misunderstand, what I meant was that if using Adobe CC, you don’t have to store your images in the cloud, unless you want to.
I store all files locally.

I don’t disagree with...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-12-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,044
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Looks nice. I can’t afford it. (This doesn’t...

Looks nice. I can’t afford it. (This doesn’t “alienate” me, whatever that means). Kudos to those who can.
Forum: Film vs Digital 12-12-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 658
Posted By Larry Cloetta
People see what they see, people like what they...

People see what they see, people like what they like. It’s two different esthetics. Neither you or Mike is missing anything, and, on the other hand, it might be fair to say you are both missing...
Forum: Photo Software 12-12-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 1,184
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Quote: “I am a long time Adobe Lightroom user...

Quote: “I am a long time Adobe Lightroom user (using Lightroom since v1.x).
I absolutely loooooove Lightroom and am using it basically blindfolded with keyboard shortcuts and using it’s DAM aspect...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-12-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,398
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Not sure whether to cry out of happiness for the...

Not sure whether to cry out of happiness for the beauty of the OP’s relationship, or just cry.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-11-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 555
Posted By Larry Cloetta
LOL.......

LOL.......
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-10-2019
Replies: 175
Views: 6,148
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Easy. F2AS for me, mine also Soverized a couple...

Easy.
F2AS for me, mine also Soverized a couple of years ago. Have had all the Fs except the F4. Bought an F6 new, probably the most “capable” 35mm film camera I ever owned, too capable for me. Had...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-10-2019
Replies: 1,968
Views: 300,428
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Two gallons of sulfuric acid?

Two gallons of sulfuric acid?
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 12-10-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 726
Posted By Larry Cloetta
David, Nice photo, but mostly, sorry for your...

David,

Nice photo, but mostly, sorry for your loss, those are tough. Just had to put one of mine down a month ago, it’s hard.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-10-2019
Replies: 1,968
Views: 300,428
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Spare tire looks to be in nice shape.

Spare tire looks to be in nice shape.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-10-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 392
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Thanks, Brett. That’s encouraging, especially the...

Thanks, Brett. That’s encouraging, especially the 4x5, even though I haven’t yet been convinced by my two rolls of 35mm that I really like the film, though that’s possibly user error or just personal...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-10-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,256
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Congratulations on your new camera, Charles, I...

Congratulations on your new camera, Charles, I think you will enjoy it. I have dealt with Leica Nuremburg before, camera will most likely be honestly represented.
To me, the R8 was the direct...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-09-2019
Replies: 143
Views: 6,469
Posted By Larry Cloetta
I’m sitting here laughing at myself because,...

I’m sitting here laughing at myself because, following some of the links, I have found that I can’t really even afford the homage watches. Or, like all things in life, I can afford them, or anything...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-08-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 714
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Thanks for the update, seems to be moving right...

Thanks for the update, seems to be moving right along.

Keep up the good work.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-08-2019
Replies: 843
Views: 169,953
Posted By Larry Cloetta
https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-7NN2Bwg/0/30a4...

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-7NN2Bwg/0/30a4e867/X2/i-7NN2Bwg-X2.jpg (https://cloetta.smugmug.com/Forum-photos/n-q8zp7N/i-7NN2Bwg/A)
Fomapan 100 in HC-110 Dil H
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-08-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 2,361
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Jan, Everybody who follows this film with some...

Jan,

Everybody who follows this film with some interest knows by now that the density curve of P30 isn’t “right”, not the same old, same old textbook curve necessary to achieve a certain kind of...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-08-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 632
Posted By Larry Cloetta
There must be an adage in there somewhere about...

There must be an adage in there somewhere about not learning from good teachers, and only being able to learn by making mistakes.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-07-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,256
Posted By Larry Cloetta
SL2 has a demonstrably more sensitive meter,...

SL2 has a demonstrably more sensitive meter, though I can’t say real world exposure results have ever been better for me with the SL2 than the SL. Normal daylight shooting they are both fine. I don’t...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-07-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,256
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Huss, Well, there’s that:) Did you post the bit...

Huss,

Well, there’s that:)

Did you post the bit about the near identical Zenit over at LUF?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-07-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 2,361
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Jim, it's available today in the U.S. and...

Jim, it's available today in the U.S. and Canada.

https://www.filmferrania.com (not filmferrania.it which is their other site)


And, they have said it will eventually be available in 120, possibly...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-07-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 2,361
Posted By Larry Cloetta
There were some batches that went out with...

There were some batches that went out with scratches, and blotches, apparently, though every early box I got was perfect in that regard. Supposedly, all that has been addressed in the production...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-07-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 2,361
Posted By Larry Cloetta
I am not capable of wet printing, so I use a...

I am not capable of wet printing, so I use a hybrid workflow out of necessity, but Bob, and Marty, and others, seem to be correct about the difficulties of wet printing the Alpha version, at least....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-07-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 2,361
Posted By Larry Cloetta
https://www.filmferrania.com/ P30 is now on sale...

https://www.filmferrania.com/

P30 is now on sale at the above link and temporarily shipping to USA and Canada only, as of, I think, yesterday.

Some may be interested, some are not. Probably not...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-07-2019
Replies: 843
Views: 169,953
Posted By Larry Cloetta
I don’t even know any longer what a purist...

I don’t even know any longer what a purist philosophy actually entails, outside of film and wet printing, which, sadly, isn’t a realistic option for me. Once you are committed to a hybrid technique,...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-07-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,256
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Charles, For what it is worth, R8 bodies...

Charles,

For what it is worth, R8 bodies underwent revisions during the R8 model lifespan, revisions aimed at improving reliability, to the electronics and the back among other things.
Here is a...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-06-2019
Replies: 843
Views: 169,953
Posted By Larry Cloetta
https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-P2qxq2s/0/011e...

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-P2qxq2s/0/011e9365/XL/i-P2qxq2s-XL.jpg (https://cloetta.smugmug.com/Forum-photos/n-q8zp7N/i-P2qxq2s/A)
Nikon F6
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-05-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 721
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Keith, That’s an impressive list.

Keith,

That’s an impressive list.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-05-2019
Replies: 138
Views: 11,342
Posted By Larry Cloetta
https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-K59SmQx/0/dd50...

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-K59SmQx/0/dd506a13/XL/i-K59SmQx-XL.jpg (https://cloetta.smugmug.com/Forum-photos/n-q8zp7N/i-K59SmQx/A)
Neonatal ICU 1st hour
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-05-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 714
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Midtone Machines film processor

Not sure if this has been posted before, but here is a (another) potential new film processor. Out of New Zealand from an aerospace engineer who apparently recognizes the primacy of good midtones,...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-03-2019
Replies: 1,968
Views: 300,428
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Nice clean El Camino, I don’t see those much any...

Nice clean El Camino, I don’t see those much any more, especially in that condition. I had an SS396 once. Something else I wish I still had.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-03-2019
Replies: 1,968
Views: 300,428
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Late Fifties automotive design coming out of...

Late Fifties automotive design coming out of Detroit was, like the music, a reflection of the spirit of the country at the time. Vibrant, confident, enthusiastic, forward looking, and bursting with a...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-02-2019
Replies: 843
Views: 169,953
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Many thanks, Pan.

Many thanks, Pan.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-02-2019
Replies: 843
Views: 169,953
Posted By Larry Cloetta
https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-L8fKgnm/0/c7a9...

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Forum: Photography General Interest 12-01-2019
Replies: 3,147
Views: 755,505
Posted By Larry Cloetta
https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-ZT7Mnrn/0/5bd6...

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-ZT7Mnrn/0/5bd68f29/X2/i-ZT7Mnrn-X2.jpg (https://cloetta.smugmug.com/Forum-photos/n-q8zp7N/i-ZT7Mnrn/A)
A Story of Twins in a Hard Land (Hasselblad)
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 12-01-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 568
Posted By Larry Cloetta
I love Silverfast, but there are many Negafix...

I love Silverfast, but there are many Negafix profiles they don’t have, likely will never have. Still don’t even have an ACROS profile, which drives many people up the wall. It’s always been the case...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-01-2019
Replies: 784
Views: 180,421
Posted By Larry Cloetta
https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-Q3JB9ZG/0/0940...

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-Q3JB9ZG/0/09403597/L/i-Q3JB9ZG-L.jpg (https://cloetta.smugmug.com/Forum-photos/n-q8zp7N/i-Q3JB9ZG/A)
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-30-2019
Replies: 9,179
Views: 909,156
Posted By Larry Cloetta
An “always frozen” roll of Panatomic-x in 120,...

An “always frozen” roll of Panatomic-x in 120, from 1989.
Forum: Nikon RF 11-30-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 6,483
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Another vote for the S2, for reasons already...

Another vote for the S2, for reasons already listed above. Have had both and the findings of others here mirror my experience pretty much exactly.
S2 is lovely, but would actually recommend saving...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-30-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,296
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Zeiss 35mm F/2.8 C-Biogon checks off all your...

Zeiss 35mm F/2.8 C-Biogon checks off all your boxes, and I imagine you will get others recommending same.
Sold mine about 3 years ago, friend at the time told me I would regret it. So true. Will...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-30-2019
Replies: 99
Views: 4,332
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Yep. When Eastman Kodak was one of the world’s...

Yep.

When Eastman Kodak was one of the world’s largest companies they could be profitable and be a very healthy business with profit margins of a few cents per roll. Film is now a boutique business,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-29-2019
Replies: 99
Views: 4,332
Posted By Larry Cloetta
It’s possible that I have the wrong attitude....

It’s possible that I have the wrong attitude. Maybe, if we enjoy film photography, maybe it’s emotionally misleading to compare the price of a roll of film to “what it used to be”, and better instead...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-29-2019
Replies: 99
Views: 4,332
Posted By Larry Cloetta
It’s barely more than 30 cents a shot. 30 cents,...

It’s barely more than 30 cents a shot. 30 cents, not $30. Photography is still one of the world’s least expensive hobbies, or can be. Film is more than it was, still pretty cheap, and the cheaper...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-26-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 1,972
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Happy Hour started early out in California? M5...

Happy Hour started early out in California?
M5 is a nice camera, and I like mine, but I am not sure anyone has ever previously called it the best 35mm film camera ever made.
Maybe some pages...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-25-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 1,972
Posted By Larry Cloetta
F2’s are seriously undervalued.

F2’s are seriously undervalued.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-25-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 1,972
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Did a Nikon F or SP give its life for this? I...

Did a Nikon F or SP give its life for this? I recognize that pattern from somewhere, just can’t remember whose titanium shutter that material is from. Maybe it’s available in bulk somewhere.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-23-2019
Replies: 843
Views: 169,953
Posted By Larry Cloetta
https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-CsQ9zwR/0/7128...

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Lake Powell
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-23-2019
Replies: 843
Views: 169,953
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Thanks, Pan.

Thanks, Pan.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-22-2019
Replies: 843
Views: 169,953
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Thanks, Bjørn. Hate to be disappointing, but...

Thanks, Bjørn. Hate to be disappointing, but that’s actually Fuji Reala that I did a monochrome conversion on because it didn’t work in color.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-22-2019
Replies: 843
Views: 169,953
Posted By Larry Cloetta
https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-6sPdHGM/0/14fd...

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-6sPdHGM/0/14fdeab9/XL/i-6sPdHGM-XL.jpg (https://cloetta.smugmug.com/Forum-photos/n-q8zp7N/i-6sPdHGM/A)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-21-2019
Replies: 118
Views: 7,743
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Wut? That’ll set the cat among the pigeons.

Wut? That’ll set the cat among the pigeons.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-20-2019
Replies: 1,968
Views: 300,428
Posted By Larry Cloetta
The Testarossa side strakes should have given it...

The Testarossa side strakes should have given it away, I just couldn’t match them up with a lesser variant.
Nice job.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-20-2019
Replies: 1,968
Views: 300,428
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Stumped. Guessing Japanese, 2000’s time frame....

Stumped. Guessing Japanese, 2000’s time frame. Looks like a Mitsubishi 3000GT of some sort, but not one I have seen. Nissan something. Lots of distinct styling cues, (too many, which is why it looks...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 11-19-2019
Replies: 399
Views: 161,755
Posted By Larry Cloetta
https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-jkLppP8/0/02ea...

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Tri-X 320 split toned
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-19-2019
Replies: 329
Views: 35,250
Posted By Larry Cloetta
https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-82FSzPc/0/8737...

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John Mayall 1969
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-17-2019
Replies: 331
Views: 34,255
Posted By Larry Cloetta
https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-LxNxS3t/0/27ee...

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-LxNxS3t/0/27eea469/X2/i-LxNxS3t-X2.jpg (https://cloetta.smugmug.com/Forum-photos/n-q8zp7N/i-LxNxS3t/A)
Film+light
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-17-2019
Replies: 1,968
Views: 300,428
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Close enough, this was not a fair question as I...

Close enough, this was not a fair question as I forgot that an Alfa GTV would look identical from this view.
It’s the “Poor Man’s Alfa”, the GTV copy, a series I Fiat 124 Sport coupe, 1.5 liter DOHC...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-16-2019
Replies: 1,968
Views: 300,428
Posted By Larry Cloetta
E-Type would have a chrome strip running along...

E-Type would have a chrome strip running along the crest of the fender where the panels join, also it’s wipers parked the other direction and there were three of them. This car is Italian. I thought...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-16-2019
Replies: 1,968
Views: 300,428
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Mirror is factory stock. Maybe this car is not...

Mirror is factory stock. Maybe this car is not quite as common as I thought it was and led people to believe. DOHC. Maybe that will help:)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-16-2019
Replies: 1,968
Views: 300,428
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Crease like a Corvette, but nope.

Crease like a Corvette, but nope.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-16-2019
Replies: 1,968
Views: 300,428
Posted By Larry Cloetta
https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-G68Nz2Q/0/05e3...

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-G68Nz2Q/0/05e3e001/XL/i-G68Nz2Q-XL.jpg (https://cloetta.smugmug.com/Forum-photos/n-q8zp7N/i-G68Nz2Q/A)
Kodachrome
Extra points for identifying the (reasonably...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-16-2019
Replies: 551
Views: 97,700
Posted By Larry Cloetta
https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-dXjK8MR/0/726e...

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-dXjK8MR/0/726ea144/XL/i-dXjK8MR-XL.jpg (https://cloetta.smugmug.com/Kodachrome/n-4c6hvD/i-dXjK8MR/A)
Kodachrome
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-16-2019
Replies: 1,146
Views: 296,648
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Had to sell my 850 Norton Commando just last...

Had to sell my 850 Norton Commando just last week, partly because my knees are starting to get a bit iffy. More than a bit. And electric start still seems like giving up to me.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-14-2019
Replies: 843
Views: 169,953
Posted By Larry Cloetta
https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-vThp5Wh/0/8ee2...

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-vThp5Wh/0/8ee24eeb/XL/i-vThp5Wh-XL.jpg (https://cloetta.smugmug.com/Forum-photos/n-q8zp7N/i-vThp5Wh/A)
Life with a newborn and dogs
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-14-2019
Replies: 60
Views: 1,630
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Both is good.

Both is good.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 11-14-2019
Replies: 78
Views: 9,998
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Looks like all we are ever going to get is a...

Looks like all we are ever going to get is a slide projector thread, not a slide projector forum. If the semi-mythical “resurgence of film” ever manages to get off the ground, then maybe somewhere in...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-13-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 2,361
Posted By Larry Cloetta
Sweet.....

Sweet.....
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 11-11-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 299
Posted By Larry Cloetta
That looks significantly worse than mine, but...

That looks significantly worse than mine, but hard to tell the depth of the crinkles from the photo, and hard to know if it will perform perfectly without running some film through it. Might be...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-09-2019
Replies: 1,564
Views: 200,524
Posted By Larry Cloetta
https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-Nw5WBsR/0/f94c...

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-Nw5WBsR/0/f94c1e49/L/i-Nw5WBsR-L.jpg (https://cloetta.smugmug.com/Forum-photos/n-q8zp7N/i-Nw5WBsR/A)
Time for me to do a different dog, perhaps.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-08-2019
Replies: 843
Views: 169,953
Posted By Larry Cloetta
That’s funny. I wish I’d taken that one.

That’s funny. I wish I’d taken that one.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-08-2019
Replies: 94
Views: 3,868
Posted By Larry Cloetta
I know, my comment was a joke, of sorts. Ektar is...

I know, my comment was a joke, of sorts. Ektar is going to look like Ektar and 400H is going to look like 400H and never the twain shall meet, but you always know exactly what “color balance” you are...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-07-2019
Replies: 1,564
Views: 200,524
Posted By Larry Cloetta
https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-t2Z7RZ6/0/09b4...

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-t2Z7RZ6/0/09b4d8aa/XL/i-t2Z7RZ6-XL.jpg (https://cloetta.smugmug.com/Forum-photos/n-q8zp7N/i-t2Z7RZ6/A)
Nikon S2 50 F/1.5 C-Sonnar HP5 in HC110
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-07-2019
Replies: 94
Views: 3,868
Posted By Larry Cloetta
With film, the color balance is never wrong.

With film, the color balance is never wrong.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-07-2019
Replies: 94
Views: 3,868
Posted By Larry Cloetta
And you really don't even need to do that. APUG...

And you really don't even need to do that.

APUG is https://www.photrio.com/forum/home now.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-07-2019
Replies: 94
Views: 3,868
Posted By Larry Cloetta
No harder than it ever was, not really, and no...

No harder than it ever was, not really, and no less rewarding. People seem to be more easily than ever put off by small inconveniences. But, if film is tooooooo haaaaaarrrrd, there’s always a digital...
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