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Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 183
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Posted By Pioneer
I can see I am going to have to get my hands on...

I can see I am going to have to get my hands on some FSU film for next October.



Nice photos Brambling.
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 1,423
Posted By Pioneer
Haven't tried large format film yet. I have...

Haven't tried large format film yet. I have traveled many times to Asia and South America with 120 roll film and they have no trouble hand checking the film though I usually don't bother unless I am...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 1,423
Posted By Pioneer
Thanks for the heads up. I'll be traveling...

Thanks for the heads up.

I'll be traveling through LAX over the Holidays with film so will ask for a hand check. It may come out the other end with no damage but I am pretty sure it won't be...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 183
Views: 5,012
Posted By Pioneer
Desert Flora

http://spyderpix.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/K4a-Desert-Flora-1.jpg

Kiev 4a - Jupiter 9 - Kodak TMX 100


http://spyderpix.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/K4a-Desert-Flora-2.jpg

Kiev 4a - Jupiter...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 183
Views: 5,012
Posted By Pioneer
Old Radio Repeater

An old Signal Repeater on top of a mountain in the USA taken with an FSU camera and lens from the Cold War. Times do...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 183
Views: 5,012
Posted By Pioneer
Wow. Nice shot Brambling.

Wow. Nice shot Brambling.
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 688
Posted By Pioneer
Not too sure that you need RF with the 25...

Not too sure that you need RF with the 25 snapshot do you? :)
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 688
Posted By Pioneer
Great idea Aizan. Or the OP could pick up the...

Great idea Aizan.

Or the OP could pick up the Bessa L complete with 25mm lens and viewfinder for $399 that is available on Ebay right now.

I'm half tempted to pick it up myself except I have a...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 183
Views: 5,012
Posted By Pioneer
True. And if something goes wrong you can...

True.


And if something goes wrong you can always blame the camera!! :D
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 183
Views: 5,012
Posted By Pioneer
Thanks for the compliment. As for the book I...

Thanks for the compliment.

As for the book I believe that particular book was published by Kodak in many different editions.

I have a much earlier version but the one shown in the image, and the...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 183
Views: 5,012
Posted By Pioneer
Yes. They are kind of an obsession of mine. I...

Yes. They are kind of an obsession of mine. I picked mine up several years ago when they were very inexpensive and then had Henry perform his magic on them. I obviously love the lenses but I enjoy...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 183
Views: 5,012
Posted By Pioneer
The Book

I have read many books on photography over the years but this little book, given to my by my Mother many, many, many years ago, is still my favorite. The cameras and the film are long out of date but...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 183
Views: 5,012
Posted By Pioneer
Kiev At Rest

As the end of October approaches on of my little Kievs is anticipated a much deserved rest.


http://spyderpix.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/K4a-Kiev-At-Rest.jpg

Kiev 4a - Helios 103 - Kodak TMAX...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 76
Views: 1,799
Posted By Pioneer
You and I undoubtedly produce more pollution...

You and I undoubtedly produce more pollution every year then any camera company. And that only considers those items we toss into our waste receptacles.


A few of us recycle a few things because we...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 183
Views: 5,012
Posted By Pioneer
Desolation

http://spyderpix.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/K4a-Desolation.jpg

Kiev 4a - Helios 103 - Fuji Superia 200
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 183
Views: 5,012
Posted By Pioneer
Terrific shot! Thanks

Terrific shot! Thanks
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 55
Views: 1,754
Posted By Pioneer
I wish I could advise you but I don't think I...

I wish I could advise you but I don't think I can. But I do agree with Ko Fe. Neither the brand of camera nor lens matter in the least. All that matters is that you really use that camera.

No...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 1,578
Posted By Pioneer
So many nice options. Take your pick. Any one...

So many nice options.

Take your pick.

Any one of these TLRs that have been mentioned, when in good condition, will provide years of shooting pleasure.

And they all come with some very...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 88
Views: 2,432
Posted By Pioneer
My K1000 with the M 50/2 was my one and only...

My K1000 with the M 50/2 was my one and only camera for many, many years until my wife bought a digital point and shoot, an Epson as I remember.

Still have the K1000 and use it regularly. The M-A,...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 183
Views: 5,012
Posted By Pioneer
Thank you for your kind words Colton but you...

Thank you for your kind words Colton but you certainly don't want to use those photos for anything much beyond these posts. Even at that most, if not all, of those shots were pretty well...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 183
Views: 5,012
Posted By Pioneer
The Football Game

I took a few during our High School's last season football game with a nearby rival. I wish I could say they won but it was not to be. However, it was fun... cold but fun.

Here is a small selection...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 183
Views: 5,012
Posted By Pioneer
You certainly have a wonderful eye for color and...

You certainly have a wonderful eye for color and composition Colton. Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 88
Views: 2,432
Posted By Pioneer
My most used 35mm is my Leica MA by a pretty good...

My most used 35mm is my Leica MA by a pretty good margin.

My most used medium format camera is the Rolleflex but my Ikoflex II will likely pass it by the end of the year since I have found that it...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 183
Views: 5,012
Posted By Pioneer
In Honor of Red

Nice shot Colton!

http://spyderpix.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/KV4-In-Honor-of-Red.jpg

Kiev 4a - Helios 103 - Fuji Superia 200


Gotta love those Fuji colors! :D
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 183
Views: 5,012
Posted By Pioneer
Scooter Hopping

Another person having fun...just like me.


http://spyderpix.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/K4a-Scooter-Hopping.jpg

Kiev 4a - Helios 103 - Kodak BW400CN
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 989
Posted By Pioneer
All my Barnacks are fun to use buy I am very fond...

All my Barnacks are fun to use buy I am very fond of the early models. This includes my Leica Standard and Leica II because they are so compact and simple to use, but I also enjoy working with the...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 183
Views: 5,012
Posted By Pioneer
That is looking across Elko in the Humboldt River...

That is looking across Elko in the Humboldt River Valley in Northeast Nevada, USA. Shot from the Adobe Hills looking south towards the Ruby Mountains in the background.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 183
Views: 5,012
Posted By Pioneer
My Home

I live down there somewhere.


http://spyderpix.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/K4a-October-Home-2.jpg

Kiev 4a - Carl Zeiss 135/4 Sonnar - Ilford XP2 Super
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 114
Views: 4,234
Posted By Pioneer
Still enjoy his writing whether I always agree...

Still enjoy his writing whether I always agree with him or not.

And my M-A works as wonderfully today as I am sure it would have, had it come out in the 50s instead.

Though I have backed away from...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 183
Views: 5,012
Posted By Pioneer
Thanks. I think I am a bit late this year but...

Thanks.

I think I am a bit late this year but I'll keep them in mind and try to get some Soviet stock in for next October.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 183
Views: 5,012
Posted By Pioneer
What film did you shoot? I thought I still had a...

What film did you shoot? I thought I still had a couple of rolls of Svema 125 but I haven't found them yet.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 183
Views: 5,012
Posted By Pioneer
Abandoned Ball

Amazing colors Huss. Love that shot.


http://spyderpix.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/K4a-Abandoned-Ball.jpg

Kiev 4a - Helios 103 - Fuji Superia 200
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 183
Views: 5,012
Posted By Pioneer
Really nice image here. Thanks for posting this.

Really nice image here. Thanks for posting this.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 183
Views: 5,012
Posted By Pioneer
Took my J-12 out a couple of evenings ago and for...

Took my J-12 out a couple of evenings ago and for some reason all the shots were out of focus. I was pretty certain that most, if not all, of them were properly focused but I must have been doing...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 183
Views: 5,012
Posted By Pioneer
Thanks Colton. Your shadow image just before...

Thanks Colton. Your shadow image just before reminded me of this one.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 183
Views: 5,012
Posted By Pioneer
Angles and Shadows

http://spyderpix.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/K4a-Angles-and-Shadows.jpg

Kiev 4a - Helios 103 - Kodak TMAX 100
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 183
Views: 5,012
Posted By Pioneer
A Little Soviet Flare

Colton, you are absolutely right about the Jupiter 12. I do need to get mine out more often than I do. Right or wrong, I seem to be far more likely to pick up a 50 then one of my wider...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 183
Views: 5,012
Posted By Pioneer
There is something oddly relaxing about shooting...

There is something oddly relaxing about shooting this camera. For some reason I just don't feel the same amount of self-imposed pressure to produce really good images. Instead I just feel free to go...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 183
Views: 5,012
Posted By Pioneer
Another one from the 64 Kiev and the Helios 103....

Another one from the 64 Kiev and the Helios 103. I think I am really beginning to like this little lens.

http://spyderpix.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/K4a-Red-Colors.jpg


Kiev 4a - Helios 103...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 183
Views: 5,012
Posted By Pioneer
[/CENTER] I really like this one Colton. Thanks.

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I really like this one Colton. Thanks.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 592
Posted By Pioneer
If I were you I am not sure I would even bother....

If I were you I am not sure I would even bother. If yours does not impress you, and none of the images you have seen on-line taken with that same type of lens impresses you, then cut your losses,...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 183
Views: 5,012
Posted By Pioneer
It turns out that the 64 may not actually be...

It turns out that the 64 may not actually be broken. I'll have to fiddle around a bit but after looking at the negatives from the last roll it appears I misloaded the film so the notches were not in...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 183
Views: 5,012
Posted By Pioneer
Well, the film advance finally died on the old 64...

Well, the film advance finally died on the old 64 Kiev so it is now time to dust off the 72. The shutter speeds on this one are even more goofy than the 64 but the mid speeds are pretty close. At...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 183
Views: 5,012
Posted By Pioneer
In the Spirit of Red Oktober

It is old and beat. The shutter speeds are a little wonky. One of the latches on the back is out of whack. But the old 1964 K4a is still working. So here goes...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-26-2019
Replies: 86
Views: 2,077
Posted By Pioneer
Hmm... I thought everyone shot sports with a...

Hmm...


I thought everyone shot sports with a rangefinder!


BTW - Nice shot Larry.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-26-2019
Replies: 86
Views: 2,077
Posted By Pioneer
Have shot high school sports with everything from...

Have shot high school sports with everything from an Agfa Super Isolette to my Leica MA. Daylight or nighttime, indoors or outdoors. You miss some and you get some.

If I were a pro I would use what...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 08-25-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 509
Posted By Pioneer
I place black electricians tape across the...

I place black electricians tape across the exposed windows on my 120 folder cameras. I fold a tab at one side to lift it when I am advancing film. Lasts quite a while and is very inexpensive to...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-05-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,876
Posted By Pioneer
Don't know about the Rokkor 50/1.8 ltm but I do...

Don't know about the Rokkor 50/1.8 ltm but I do have a nice little Rokkor 45/2.8 ltm lens that I enjoy a lot. Of course it isn't as fast as the f/1.8 lens but it is small, light and very easy to...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-22-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 2,605
Posted By Pioneer
As for the 50s. In general I use the Nokton on my...

As for the 50s. In general I use the Nokton on my Leica M-A and the Planar on my Zeiss Ikon ZM. Build quality for both lenses is excellent.

My Zeiss Planar 50 seems to have a tad more resolution...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-29-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 527
Posted By Pioneer
Sony is now #2 ahead of Nikon

It appears that Sony just moved past Nikon into the #2 spot and has plans to overtake Canon in the next two...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-16-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,710
Posted By Pioneer
"Lazy Hipsters" is just another way to denigrate...

"Lazy Hipsters" is just another way to denigrate someone you don't even know. Obviously if they are using that "cheap, crappy Lomo stuff" they must be beneath me.


Mostly BS and hogwash.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-15-2019
Replies: 123
Views: 3,222
Posted By Pioneer
I agree. I'm not sure how they are doing it but...

I agree. I'm not sure how they are doing it but it is certainly nice to see they are still hanging in there.


For me though digital is pretty much a dead horse. No need for it when I can still get...
Forum: Lomography 05-12-2019
Replies: 203
Views: 24,643
Posted By Pioneer
http://spyderpix.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/LC...

http://spyderpix.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/LCA120-The-Debris-Field.jpg
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 05-11-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 3,384
Posted By Pioneer
You know dwojr I haven't posted anything to that...

You know dwojr I haven't posted anything to that thread in quite awhile.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-14-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 1,001
Posted By Pioneer
For me it is the printing that currently seems to...

For me it is the printing that currently seems to be keeping the lid on my GAS. I am contact printing some past 8x10 negatives and am deciding that I really need to work harder on my technique, not...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-08-2019
Replies: 264
Views: 20,034
Posted By Pioneer
I am saddened and will miss Roger. He was a good...

I am saddened and will miss Roger. He was a good photographer but he also had a wonderful, earthy quality to his writing. I have learned a lot from both him and Francis.

Godspeed Roger and thank you...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 04-07-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,456
Posted By Pioneer
I do enjoy my metal, mechanical film cameras be...

I do enjoy my metal, mechanical film cameras be they made by Leica, Pentax, or someone else. Their simplicity and reliability (at least the K1000 remains reliable) are truly a joy.


However, my...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-03-2019
Replies: 264
Views: 20,034
Posted By Pioneer
My thoughts are with you Roger and with Frances....

My thoughts are with you Roger and with Frances. I wish you God Speed and happiness wherever your journey takes you.



Thank you and Francis so much for taking the time to communicate a little bit...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 03-26-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,739
Posted By Pioneer
Certainly those elves are better at marketing. :D

Certainly those elves are better at marketing. :D
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-19-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,590
Posted By Pioneer
Interesting presentation. I am glad to see they...

Interesting presentation. I am glad to see they continue to move forward as a company.



I enjoy using both CMSII and Silvermax and find both films to be very good. In fact I think I slightly...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 03-14-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 3,384
Posted By Pioneer
The second one I tried seemed to be able to focus...

The second one I tried seemed to be able to focus correctly. As for the film transport, it seems that the more use mine gets the better it becomes. Lately I am getting the full 12 images on a roll of...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-13-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,161
Posted By Pioneer
You must have owned something different than I...

You must have owned something different than I do. The viewfinder in my Contaflex II is very nice. Certainly bright enough for easy focusing even indoors.

And I could be wrong but I was never aware...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-13-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,607
Posted By Pioneer
I think it looks absolutely gorgeous but it would...

I think it looks absolutely gorgeous but it would never work for me. I do way too much gardening and mechanic work so If I did that it would be dirty looking in no time just from using it all the...
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 03-09-2019
Replies: 115
Views: 6,107
Posted By Pioneer
That Q2 sure looks and sounds lovely. I look...

That Q2 sure looks and sounds lovely. I look forward to seeing all the images that you guys and gals will be posting here.

Unfortunately I am a very slow learner.

I am still trying to get the most...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-08-2019
Replies: 1,345
Views: 340,089
Posted By Pioneer
Jump Shot

http://spyderpix.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/jump-shot.jpg
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-06-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1,382
Posted By Pioneer
Not that it means a lot but I was goofing off the...

Not that it means a lot but I was goofing off the other day and shot this test target with the M-40 at f/2.8. Not too certain how it will show up at this size.


This was a crop since I was actually...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-06-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,161
Posted By Pioneer
All right, all right. I just loaded a roll of...

All right, all right. I just loaded a roll of Portra 160 in my little Contaflex II. I don't know how Zeiss did it but that little 45mm Tessar does a beautiful job with color film.


EDIT - By the...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-06-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1,065
Posted By Pioneer
I was just going to mention the little Rokkor...

I was just going to mention the little Rokkor 45mm ltm. I don't know how it compares to the Skopar 50/2.5.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-03-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,628
Posted By Pioneer
I disagree. Smaller is not always the place to...

I disagree. Smaller is not always the place to be.



Again, it all depends on your goal.


Do you want to play Basketball...Football...do you want to be a Sumo Wrestler??
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-28-2019
Replies: 100
Views: 4,094
Posted By Pioneer
I would have to guess that it has been equally...

I would have to guess that it has been equally frustrating for them.



I wrote this one off when I received the offer a while back to exchange my reversal film reward for the black and white film....
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-26-2019
Replies: 99
Views: 3,171
Posted By Pioneer
hearsay or heresy??? :D

hearsay or heresy???



:D
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-26-2019
Replies: 99
Views: 3,171
Posted By Pioneer
You and I must have read a different article....

You and I must have read a different article. Perhaps you could link yours.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-25-2019
Replies: 99
Views: 3,171
Posted By Pioneer
There are always those who go out and do. In the...

There are always those who go out and do. In the doing they build a reputation.

And then following them are always those who forego the doing and try to establish their own reputation by attacking...
Forum: RFF News 02-25-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 5,646
Posted By Pioneer
I still shoot a bunch of color film but usually I...

I still shoot a bunch of color film but usually I shoot Kodak Portra films. I just placed an order for some more Kodak Portra 800, which is pricey but certainly still affordable.

I still have a...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-22-2019
Replies: 163
Views: 5,740
Posted By Pioneer
Since I am not into shoving cameras into my body...

Since I am not into shoving cameras into my body cavities the Leica III is more than small enough for me. :D
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-22-2019
Replies: 163
Views: 5,740
Posted By Pioneer
It would appear that you do not like to carry...

It would appear that you do not like to carry cameras in your pocket.

I frequently carry a Leica III with Elmar in my shirt pocket, though my shirt does sag a little from the additional...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-20-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 2,618
Posted By Pioneer
SLRs and DSLRs are all Pentax with the exception...

SLRs and DSLRs are all Pentax with the exception of one Canon 5D.

Why?

Because the camera that started this all for me was a Pentax K1000 which I bought used at a Reno pawnshop in the very early...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 02-20-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 817
Posted By Pioneer
I am very partial to rangefinder cameras so I use...

I am very partial to rangefinder cameras so I use the type found at the link below. Best strap I ever found. I actually have several of them that I swap back and forth between different cameras...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 02-18-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 802
Posted By Pioneer
Yes. I carry a small flashlight and it does work...

Yes. I carry a small flashlight and it does work to help see the numbers.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-18-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 4,039
Posted By Pioneer
Gee, what fun! :D I am glad to hear the news...

Gee, what fun! :D

I am glad to hear the news that is being reported and I wish this newly forming company luck.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-16-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 4,039
Posted By Pioneer
That is all well and good Jan. But, if I were in...

That is all well and good Jan. But, if I were in the position of some of those companies who are very dependent on Tetanal's product I might want to consider looking at possible ways of reducing that...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-16-2019
Replies: 97
Views: 4,549
Posted By Pioneer
This always confuses me. The guy says he wants...

This always confuses me.

The guy says he wants new.

Fine.

He even went so far as to give reasons.

Good reasons.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-16-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 4,039
Posted By Pioneer
That is the wrong way to look at it Larry. Your...

That is the wrong way to look at it Larry. Your knowledge of German is now twice as large as it used to be. :D
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-16-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 1,671
Posted By Pioneer
Exactly how I tried to think of it. The lens cap...

Exactly how I tried to think of it. The lens cap is just like the dark slide. You don't remove it until you are ready to shoot and then you replace it immediately upon finishing the shot.

Sometimes...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-15-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 1,671
Posted By Pioneer
I have version 1. It is a very nice camera but I...

I have version 1. It is a very nice camera but I always advance my film immediately after taking a shot. With the Null you have to remember to put on the lens cap before you advance the film since...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 02-11-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 595
Posted By Pioneer
Leica M-A; Canon 135/3.5; Arista EDU Ultra...

Leica M-A; Canon 135/3.5; Arista EDU Ultra 400

http://spyderpix.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/MA-Perch.jpg
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-10-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 1,950
Posted By Pioneer
Lets see. We can keep 40 year old enlargers (at...

Lets see. We can keep 40 year old enlargers (at least) working but we can't keep 20 year old scanners working.



Interestingly the scanner does still work but certain corporations have decided to...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-29-2019
Replies: 81
Views: 3,919
Posted By Pioneer
No idea. More than enough to get me going for...

No idea. More than enough to get me going for several years.

Whenever I run across good discounted deals on film I buy as much as I can afford. The rest of the time I just shoot, develop and print....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-16-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 4,064
Posted By Pioneer
:) My nerves feel fine. Enjoy your sophisticated...

:)
My nerves feel fine. Enjoy your sophisticated Leicas.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-16-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 4,064
Posted By Pioneer
Gawd. That goes back a year or two. Haven't heard...

Gawd. That goes back a year or two. Haven't heard that in practically forever.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-16-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 4,064
Posted By Pioneer
Chuckle :D Typical internet. Much ado about...

Chuckle :D

Typical internet. Much ado about nothing much. It always seems to make people feel better if they can identify something that they think is a problem, even though it really isn't.

Shoot...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-16-2019
Replies: 95
Views: 3,792
Posted By Pioneer
This. ...& another 5 characters or so...

This.


...& another 5 characters or so...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-15-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,606
Posted By Pioneer
Sorry to hear about your vision troubles Akiva. I...

Sorry to hear about your vision troubles Akiva. I hope you are able to find an acceptable solution that allows you to continue with your photography. Autofocus is certainly a useful alternative but...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-15-2019
Replies: 72
Views: 2,505
Posted By Pioneer
I like post #61. You can either spend your life...

I like post #61. You can either spend your life stressing about it or you can move ahead and enjoy your photography. There is SO much more to life...and photography...then pin sharp photos.

Enjoy...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-14-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 4,064
Posted By Pioneer
Sorry. ZI = Zeiss Ikon. Latest version, not...

Sorry. ZI = Zeiss Ikon. Latest version, not pre-war, though those are also very nice as well.

They all work, even the little Voigtlander Bessa cameras (again, recent versions) so buy what you want...
Forum: Film vs Digital 01-12-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 659
Posted By Pioneer
I guess I have never felt my self identity was...

I guess I have never felt my self identity was tied to either film or digital. They are both useful in their own ways.

I express myself through the print that I make and that hasn't changed whether...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-12-2019
Replies: 1
Views: 305
Posted By Pioneer
Very Interesting

Thanks Dante.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-12-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 4,064
Posted By Pioneer
Likewise my ZI. I absolutely love my MA and the...

Likewise my ZI. I absolutely love my MA and the refined feel of that awesome shutter. But when the light is difficult, I am indoors, or I just need to get the exposure right, the ZI is the one that I...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-10-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,122
Posted By Pioneer
I may be confused regarding what you want but...

I may be confused regarding what you want but I'll give it a try.

In short, yes. You can focus and then change the composition without affecting the focus...or exposure.

These cameras are fully...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-05-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 2,072
Posted By Pioneer
I use some ADOX CMS 20 II occasionally but I...

I use some ADOX CMS 20 II occasionally but I always soup it in the Adotech developer. That film is by far the finest grain I can get.

But for my day to day adventures I turn to TMX100 in either...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-04-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,482
Posted By Pioneer
I can't really say what they are "worth" in...

I can't really say what they are "worth" in monetary terms, perhaps not much, but I personally prefer using my Nikon F with the lenses that were original. In that case of course "worth" is defined...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-03-2019
Replies: 72
Views: 2,505
Posted By Pioneer
I either shoot mine wide open or closed down to...

I either shoot mine wide open or closed down to f8 or f11. So I had DAG adjust mine to focus spot on at f1.5.

I love it now but I rarely shoot landscapes with it. The Zeiss Planar or Biogon are...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-31-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 688
Posted By Pioneer
Thanks for sharing Robert but I have to agree...

Thanks for sharing Robert but I have to agree with Dogman here. I have seen far better in our own gallery this year.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 12-28-2018
Replies: 67
Views: 10,160
Posted By Pioneer
Pretty stinky business practice if this is true...

Pretty stinky business practice if this is true Valdomar.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 12-27-2018
Replies: 67
Views: 10,160
Posted By Pioneer
Interesting. This is the first I have seen this...

Interesting. This is the first I have seen this thread though it has obviously been out there for awhile.

I am sad to hear that Certo6 is no longer as reliable as I found him in the past. He was...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-21-2018
Replies: 64
Views: 2,734
Posted By Pioneer
After a look through the options it appears that...

After a look through the options it appears that us whole plate shooters are still out in the cold. At least Ilford keeps us in mind during their yearly runs.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-21-2018
Replies: 64
Views: 2,734
Posted By Pioneer
Ko Fe can fend for himself but I think I'll keep...

Ko Fe can fend for himself but I think I'll keep my own counsel when it comes to my wife and family.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-16-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 1,144
Posted By Pioneer
I have successfully replaced two worn out Agfa...

I have successfully replaced two worn out Agfa Isolette bellows with products from sandehalynch.com. I think (don't quote me) I paid $75 for the last one. The quality is excellent and the little...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 12-12-2018
Replies: 79
Views: 2,041
Posted By Pioneer
Zeiss Ikon is a great rangefinder. Its not a...

Zeiss Ikon is a great rangefinder. Its not a piece of junk that will fall apart quickly. If it were everyone would know about it by now. It is very light, very handy and very easy to use. Great...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-10-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 1,542
Posted By Pioneer
Thanks Peter and John. I appreciate your feedback...

Thanks Peter and John. I appreciate your feedback and, being fans, your tolerance of my feeble attempts at critique.

Enjoy the Holidays.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-10-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 1,542
Posted By Pioneer
I don't think anyone is really interested in...

I don't think anyone is really interested in having me go through Robert Frank's book and picking apart his photographs one by one. For one, I am really not interested in doing that.

Another problem...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-08-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 1,542
Posted By Pioneer
Probably a better topic for another thread rather...

Probably a better topic for another thread rather than hijacking this one, and I can't say I've given it a whole lot of thought, but I much prefer Walker Evans, Elliott Erwitt, Eve Arnold or Richard...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-08-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 1,542
Posted By Pioneer
I am certain that I am in a very small minority...

I am certain that I am in a very small minority here but I do not like Robert Frank's work at all. Before everyone gets all worked up at the rest of my post I need to say that I have nothing...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-08-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 820
Posted By Pioneer
Ignoring film for the moment, if you are...

Ignoring film for the moment, if you are interested in printing big then you are better served with a bigger sensor.

However, if you are perfectly happy with 8x10 or whole plate contact prints...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 12-07-2018
Replies: 54
Views: 2,120
Posted By Pioneer
If Supersense had plans to use this as a start to...

If Supersense had plans to use this as a start to begin producing actual pack film that would be one thing. But they are VERY clear that they have no intention of producing pack film the way we...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-06-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 1,382
Posted By Pioneer
I have used the Leica III a lot on the street and...

I have used the Leica III a lot on the street and have enjoyed using several different lenses. This includes the Nikkor 3.5cm/2.5, the Color Skopar 35/2.5 and the old standby, the Elmar 50/3.5. They...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 12-05-2018
Replies: 54
Views: 2,120
Posted By Pioneer
Question - I have reviewed the kickstarter...

Question -



I have reviewed the kickstarter but was unable to find an answer.


Are there film holders for 4x5 cameras that can use this film? I really am not in the market to buy another camera...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-03-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 893
Posted By Pioneer
Thanks for the clearer explanation Marty.

Thanks for the clearer explanation Marty.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-03-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 893
Posted By Pioneer
Not sure why it depletes your fixer more rapidly...

Not sure why it depletes your fixer more rapidly but it does. I am pretty sure it involves the pink or magenta colored stain used with these films since it seems to take longer for the fixer to clear...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 11-30-2018
Replies: 81
Views: 14,441
Posted By Pioneer
I agree. I love a fast lens for sure but I get...

I agree. I love a fast lens for sure but I get huge pleasure from working with these slower 50s. In fact, my old 1935 Leitz Elmar is one of my favorite lenses and this Heliar in collapsible LTM form...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 11-30-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 1,000
Posted By Pioneer
Those Bay III Rolleinars are not cheap! I've...

Those Bay III Rolleinars are not cheap! I've looked for them a couple of times and have been amazed at the prices that people want for them. Maybe one day I'll come across a set that are in my price...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-30-2018
Replies: 80
Views: 7,556
Posted By Pioneer
Leica M-A; 90/2.8 Elmarit; Ultrafine Xtreme 400;...

Leica M-A; 90/2.8 Elmarit; Ultrafine Xtreme 400; EI-200; lo contrast lighting. Develop in HC-110 1+63; Continuous agitation for 8.5m. Scan with Plustek OpticFilm 7600i. Resized for web in Photoshop...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-30-2018
Replies: 57
Views: 1,930
Posted By Pioneer
My mom, bless her soul, has boxes and boxes of...

My mom, bless her soul, has boxes and boxes of kodachrome slides that were taken throughout her life.

After a recent health problem where she had to move into a nursing facility, my younger brother...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-30-2018
Replies: 57
Views: 1,930
Posted By Pioneer
+1 Print and hang so my grandkids can take...

+1

Print and hang so my grandkids can take pictures of them with their iphones...

...and lose them.

Then their grandkids can take pictures of them with whatever they are using when that time...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-29-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 607
Posted By Pioneer
Why sweat it. Pay another $7, mix some more, and...

Why sweat it. Pay another $7, mix some more, and move on.

Of course if your pictures aren't worth an extra 7 dollars then give it a shot and see what happens.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 11-29-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 1,000
Posted By Pioneer
Nice set of Blads, Nokton 48. If I need...

Nice set of Blads, Nokton 48.

If I need (strange and very flexible word "need") medium format wide angle I most commonly use the A 35 on my Pentax 645. Not quite as big of a negative as the 6x6 but...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-29-2018
Replies: 57
Views: 1,930
Posted By Pioneer
Negative sleeves in binders, several hard drives...

Negative sleeves in binders, several hard drives and a few (far too few) binders of prints.

I find that I am printing more and more every year. My printing has increased a lot since I...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 11-29-2018
Replies: 81
Views: 14,441
Posted By Pioneer
Some great shots Mike. I'll be headed out to...

Some great shots Mike.

I'll be headed out to photograph at a high school basketball game tonight. I think I'll pack mine with some Fuji 1600 and see how it turns out. Not the fastest lens but it is...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 11-29-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 1,000
Posted By Pioneer
While certainly not as common as the garden...

While certainly not as common as the garden variety Rolleis with 75mm or 80mm lenses I don't think the tele-Rollei is actually very rare. On the other hand, the wide angle Rollei is a little bit...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-26-2018
Replies: 80
Views: 7,556
Posted By Pioneer
As noted, the film was exposed at box speed (ISO...

As noted, the film was exposed at box speed (ISO 400).

I'm not sure about the grain that everyone seems to notice in my scans. I think that the grain may be coming from the scanner more than the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-24-2018
Replies: 80
Views: 7,556
Posted By Pioneer
Ultrafine Xtreme 400 - HC-110 Dilution H

Exposed at box speed using Pentax Spotmatic ES II and Takumar 24mm/3.5 lens.

Developed in HC-110 1+63 (Dilution H) for 8 minutes and 30 seconds at 20C. Used continuous agitation in Jobo tank. (The...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-24-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 484
Posted By Pioneer
We have a top loader. I wash mine pretty...

We have a top loader. I wash mine pretty frequent, probably more often than needed. I wash by themselves in the washing machine with normal clothes detergent (whatever happens to be least expensive...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-23-2018
Replies: 51
Views: 2,077
Posted By Pioneer
Colton, you of all people have the eye to get the...

Colton, you of all people have the eye to get the most out of a Leica and this is well proven with the set you just posted.

Congratulations and I am looking forward to many more examples.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-23-2018
Replies: 80
Views: 7,556
Posted By Pioneer
I just developed a roll using HC-110 dilution h....

I just developed a roll using HC-110 dilution h. Since I use continual agitation I reduced the 10 minute development to 8.5 minutes at 20C. The negatives seem to look OK but I'll scan and post a few...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 11-23-2018
Replies: 102
Views: 3,986
Posted By Pioneer
The only point and shoot I own is an Olympus...

The only point and shoot I own is an Olympus Stylus Epic. Totally auto though I can shut off the flash if I remember. Takes great photos but it rarely gets used.

Instead I am usually carrying my...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-19-2018
Replies: 80
Views: 7,556
Posted By Pioneer
I have a roll in my Spottie right now. As soon as...

I have a roll in my Spottie right now. As soon as I finish it I'll give some dilution H a try.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-19-2018
Replies: 80
Views: 7,556
Posted By Pioneer
Another from the same roll. Leica III - Elmar 50...

Another from the same roll.

Leica III - Elmar 50 - Ultrafine Extreme 400 - Rodinal 1+25
http://spyderpix.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Elko-Hills-Radio-Tower.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-19-2018
Replies: 80
Views: 7,556
Posted By Pioneer
This may not be the best example, but it is some...

This may not be the best example, but it is some Ultrafine Extreme 400 35mm shot this month.

I exposed it at box speed a couple of weeks ago in the Leica III using my trusty Elmar 50. It is...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-14-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 932
Posted By Pioneer
If I go outside at all in those temperatures my...

If I go outside at all in those temperatures my gloves are far too bulky to use a camera anyway.

I do have a Pentax SV that quits working when it gets below freezing. The two of us get along just...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-12-2018
Replies: 164
Views: 3,214
Posted By Pioneer
I am certainly no expert but it seems they are...

I am certainly no expert but it seems they are all Leica 1(s). The original Leica 1 was a Model C. The Leica 1 that was commonly called the Standard came out as the Model E in the same year that the...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-11-2018
Replies: 56
Views: 1,711
Posted By Pioneer
Discreet and under-the-radar doesn't apply...

Discreet and under-the-radar doesn't apply here.

I want to go with you while you are packing that thing around. I'll bring my LCA-120.

Nobody will know I'm even there at all. :D
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-10-2018
Replies: 35
Views: 971
Posted By Pioneer
Your best option by far is the K1 and the 31mm...

Your best option by far is the K1 and the 31mm Limited. Put the 77 Limited in your pocket if you think you might be somewhere where a longer focal length is useful (not common in Tokyo.) You may use...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-07-2018
Replies: 64
Views: 6,559
Posted By Pioneer
Perhaps this is a bit of hyperbole on your part....

Perhaps this is a bit of hyperbole on your part.

I have certainly used much worse software and I am not a software geek by any stretch of the imagination.

Silverfast is quite usable. Learning it...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 11-04-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 944
Posted By Pioneer
That may be so but I am pretty confident that you...

That may be so but I am pretty confident that you will not be able to do everything you would like photographically with a Holga.

I am not knocking the Holga, I love mine. But I can't think of very...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-01-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 885
Posted By Pioneer
There is a fairly lengthy thread on this little...

There is a fairly lengthy thread on this little device over on largeformatphotagraphyforum. Those using it seem to like it ok.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 11-01-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 749
Posted By Pioneer
Thanks for sharing Helen.

Thanks for sharing Helen.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-31-2018
Replies: 122
Views: 5,656
Posted By Pioneer
A Stroll Through the Park

Kiev 4a - Helios 103 - Ilford HP5+
http://spyderpix.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Old-Wagons.jpg



Kiev 4a - Helios 103 - Kodak TMAX...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-30-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 965
Posted By Pioneer
Thanks pismo923. The only reference I find at...

Thanks pismo923.

The only reference I find at all relative to country of origin is in the Q&A section where the question is asked: "Where does this film come from?"

The response from Heather, who...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-30-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 965
Posted By Pioneer
Since Arista EDU Ultra is a Freestyle brand I...

Since Arista EDU Ultra is a Freestyle brand I contacted them directly. They say all this film, regardless of whether it is 135-24, 135-36, 120, 4x5, 5x7 or 8x10 is manufactured in the Czech Republic,...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-30-2018
Replies: 122
Views: 5,656
Posted By Pioneer
Nice looking camera Huss. First a Veriwide 100...

Nice looking camera Huss.

First a Veriwide 100 and now a Zorki. You're on a roll!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-30-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 965
Posted By Pioneer
Kristina Loughery at Freestyle is curious where...

Kristina Loughery at Freestyle is curious where you found this information on B&H Photo.

According to Kristina all of the Arista EDU Ultra branded films are still produced in the Czech Republic.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-30-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 965
Posted By Pioneer
Or it is still Fomapan 400 and BHPhoto, because...

Or it is still Fomapan 400 and BHPhoto, because they are sourcing the film from Freestyle, is advertising it as a USA made film.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-30-2018
Replies: 122
Views: 5,656
Posted By Pioneer
A stroll through the yard. Kiev 4a - Helios 103...

A stroll through the yard.


Kiev 4a - Helios 103 - Ilford HP5+
http://spyderpix.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Angel-with-Globe-2.jpg

Kiev 4a - Helios 103 - Ilford...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-27-2018
Replies: 122
Views: 5,656
Posted By Pioneer
Thank you Bramling. It is humbling to witness...

Thank you Bramling.


It is humbling to witness how quickly fire can change a landscape.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-26-2018
Replies: 122
Views: 5,656
Posted By Pioneer
Lamoille Canyon Burn Area

Pictures taken in the Lamoille Canyon shortly after the recent fires.



Kiev 4M - Helios 103 - Kodak Portra 160 NC

http://spyderpix.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Lamoille-Canyon-Burn-1.jpg
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-26-2018
Replies: 35
Views: 1,303
Posted By Pioneer
I think the title for this thread should be...

I think the title for this thread should be changed to -


Barely 20 Years Old: Nikon D1


Digital seems such a small sliver of photographic history for the uproar it has caused.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-26-2018
Replies: 122
Views: 5,656
Posted By Pioneer
[/CENTER] I love your compositions Colton....

[/CENTER]
I love your compositions Colton.

And I just ordered up a couple of rolls of that Svema 125 film. That color is fine.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 10-23-2018
Replies: 75
Views: 3,384
Posted By Pioneer
Never tried the Veriwide but it certainly looks...

Never tried the Veriwide but it certainly looks like a sweet idea. Can understand why you would be interested.

I personally am quite fond of the LCA-120...but you already knew that. Though it is a...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-23-2018
Replies: 199
Views: 14,039
Posted By Pioneer
Just checked BHPhoto to place an order....

Just checked BHPhoto to place an order. Backordered until December. It would appear that the rollout has been successful. It will be very interesting to see the results.
Forum: Film vs Digital 10-22-2018
Replies: 67
Views: 2,263
Posted By Pioneer
Sounds like the film revolution is stronger in...

Sounds like the film revolution is stronger in the Northwest then in the Chicago area.

This is likely true across the world. I wouldn't be at all surprised to learn that some regions are seeing more...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-21-2018
Replies: 122
Views: 5,656
Posted By Pioneer
And another; Kiev 4a; Helios 103; Kodak...

And another;

Kiev 4a; Helios 103; Kodak TMX100
http://spyderpix.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Jumping-Cracks-Web.jpg
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-21-2018
Replies: 122
Views: 5,656
Posted By Pioneer
The 4a is officially up and running. Keiv 4a;...

The 4a is officially up and running.

Keiv 4a; Helios 103; Kodak TMX100
http://spyderpix.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Rabbitbrush-and-Sage-Web.jpg
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-21-2018
Replies: 122
Views: 5,656
Posted By Pioneer
This is really nice. Thanks for posting.

This is really nice. Thanks for posting.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-21-2018
Replies: 31
Views: 1,754
Posted By Pioneer
Film can be so much fun, and definitely...

Film can be so much fun, and definitely humbling.


Just finished developing a roll of Delta 3200 taken at a night football game using my Holga.


If it weren't for the stadium lights and the rebate...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-19-2018
Replies: 122
Views: 5,656
Posted By Pioneer
Really good shots in this thread. The Kiev...

Really good shots in this thread.

The Kiev Angel in my backyard.
http://spyderpix.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Kiev-Angel.jpg

This was the very last shot from the Kiev 4M before the shutter...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-16-2018
Replies: 122
Views: 5,656
Posted By Pioneer
Managed to get this and a few others before the...

Managed to get this and a few others before the shutter on my Kiev 4M quit cocking. Will have to unpack the 4A and get the shutter exercised. Also looks as if I may need to clean my old Jupiter as...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-12-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 1,036
Posted By Pioneer
To the best of my knowledge I have never made a...

To the best of my knowledge I have never made a decision on whether or not to buy a lens based on it having an aspheric lens element in the design. So I can't say there was ever a conscious decision...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-08-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 913
Posted By Pioneer
Where did you get your information Skip? I have...

Where did you get your information Skip? I have done a search and find none of this.


Since you are wrong on Street Pan I suspect you are probably wrong about this new Adox film as well. I have read...
Forum: Film vs Digital 10-05-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 2,294
Posted By Pioneer
The cameras are certainly a part of it because...

The cameras are certainly a part of it because each of them have their own modes of operation and it can take some time and practice to master the use of each camera.


But for me it is the entire...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-03-2018
Replies: 72
Views: 2,681
Posted By Pioneer
It is a fact that everyone experiences things...

It is a fact that everyone experiences things differently. My own experiences with the Pentax Q system have been the total opposite of the OP's experiences. In fact, outside of my Methuselah ist DL2,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-03-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 469
Posted By Pioneer
I'll pass. Too many megapickels. :D

I'll pass.

Too many megapickels. :D
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-02-2018
Replies: 55
Views: 1,942
Posted By Pioneer
I think Ted Forbes on The Art of Photography is...

I think Ted Forbes on The Art of Photography is the only one I check in with from time to time but it is probably because most of his content has nothing to do with gear reviews.

There are others I...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-01-2018
Replies: 33
Views: 9,366
Posted By Pioneer
I have looked at both the Plustek Optic Film 120...

I have looked at both the Plustek Optic Film 120 and the Epson V800/850 longingly for some time but always have trouble shelling out the dollars for either of them.



I find that my old Epson V500...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-01-2018
Replies: 43
Views: 992
Posted By Pioneer
Hey! I bought this camera and... What can I say?

Hey!

I bought this camera and...

What can I say?
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-30-2018
Replies: 72
Views: 2,681
Posted By Pioneer
I have had one or two regrets but that certainly...

I have had one or two regrets but that certainly isn't many considering how many cameras I have owned (and still own.)


I think the Contarex and the Nikon F rank up there as regrets. Not because...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-30-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 789
Posted By Pioneer
Don't poke your finger in there! Not a big...

Don't poke your finger in there!


Not a big deal. Been using my 24 and 28 off and on for 3 years with no problems.


There are trade offs for owning and using some of the tiniest pancake lenses made...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 09-28-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 1,169
Posted By Pioneer
Thanks Brett. At a maximum aperture of f6.8 I...

Thanks Brett.

At a maximum aperture of f6.8 I guess I never considered the little Angulon 90 a low-light wonder. I know it is an older lens but I really didn't think it was a bad lens at all. My...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-28-2018
Replies: 89
Views: 4,079
Posted By Pioneer
You guys know that there is now going to be a...

You guys know that there is now going to be a huge rush on Pentax 35/3.5 lenses on EBay after all this gushing praise.

I am glad I have mine.
Forum: Large Format Film RF 09-28-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 1,169
Posted By Pioneer
Schneider Krueznach Angulon 90/6.8. Nice small...

Schneider Krueznach Angulon 90/6.8. Nice small lens that just barely covers 4x5. I use this with my Wanderlust Travelwide that uses no movements.

I believe that the Super Angulon by the same...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-27-2018
Replies: 607
Views: 90,980
Posted By Pioneer
For the Fun of It

AHHHH!!!


http://spyderpix.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/The-Flying-Motorcyclist.jpg

Pentax Spotmatic Tomioka 55/1.2 Kodak Portra 800
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-27-2018
Replies: 89
Views: 4,079
Posted By Pioneer
In my opinion Helen, the Takumar 35/3.5 is a must...

In my opinion Helen, the Takumar 35/3.5 is a must have lens. It is not as sexy fast as some of the other lenses that Pentax sold but it is the best 35 I can think of for your new Spottie. And that is...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-26-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 1,782
Posted By Pioneer
We just keep on buying them so they keep on...

We just keep on buying them so they keep on building them bigger and bigger.

As for dynamic range, digital passed film on that front quite some time ago but that old myth keeps getting kicked around...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 09-26-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 2,535
Posted By Pioneer
+1 Why everyone is so obsessed with the need...

+1

Why everyone is so obsessed with the need for speed in their photography is beyond me. I guess I just don't hold my finger on the trigger long enough. :D

Admittedly I use film far more often...
Forum: Leica SL 09-23-2018
Replies: 141
Views: 5,261
Posted By Pioneer
Great! Will be looking forward to it. Maye...

Great!

Will be looking forward to it. Maye Roger will get one at Lens Rentals that I can rent.

EDIT -
BTW, I just read on TOP that Panasonic, Leica and Sigma are joining to produce a new...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-23-2018
Replies: 74
Views: 2,319
Posted By Pioneer
There must be a reason for all those different...

There must be a reason for all those different focal lengths beyond keeping lens junkies happy.

If you want to learn to like the 35 you have to use the 35. How long have you used a 50? Use the 35 at...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-18-2018
Replies: 91
Views: 2,997
Posted By Pioneer
Oh certainly Huss, just not as often as the...

Oh certainly Huss, just not as often as the little Agfa over the past few months.

The Lomo is my hands down favorite for street/candid photography, but I haven't done as much of that lately. I did...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-18-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 744
Posted By Pioneer
I used to shoot bulk loaded film in my Nikon F6...

I used to shoot bulk loaded film in my Nikon F6 all the time. Run your tape from the front side of the film around the spool and tape it off on the back side. Shouldn't have any problems.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-18-2018
Replies: 91
Views: 2,997
Posted By Pioneer
Great idea David. Now that is interesting...

Great idea David.

Now that is interesting stuff...way more intriguing than some old Nikon Z.

Sorta sounds like a Datsun Z, doesn't it?
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-18-2018
Replies: 91
Views: 2,997
Posted By Pioneer
I have been watching the recent hoopla with great...

I have been watching the recent hoopla with great interest. But I have no desire to drop any money on any of this stuff.

Its not that I don't like digital, I absolutely do. Whenever I have a paid...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 09-08-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 999
Posted By Pioneer
M3 and a scanner? Oops, wasn't one of the...

M3 and a scanner?


Oops, wasn't one of the options was it.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 08-30-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 847
Posted By Pioneer
The Kodak Monitor Six-20 did and the Graflex 23...

The Kodak Monitor Six-20 did and the Graflex 23 Graphic film backs for some 4x5 cameras had automatic film advance without using a red window at all.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-30-2018
Replies: 121
Views: 4,874
Posted By Pioneer
I would certainly miss it if it were to go away...

I would certainly miss it if it were to go away so for me it continues to be very relevant. Thank all of you for your excellent discussions.

The announcement of the new Nikon mirrorless camera is...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-18-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 1,184
Posted By Pioneer
Argue whatever you want but from my perspective...

Argue whatever you want but from my perspective film is doing quite well.

About 10 years ago, while in my mid-50s, I was pretty certain that I would live to see film completely die out with the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-18-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 1,036
Posted By Pioneer
Thanks for this post Sara. It is interesting to...

Thanks for this post Sara. It is interesting to see how this film responds. I recently received some of this film and I suspect that others, like myself, who have purchased some of this film will...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 08-08-2018
Replies: 167
Views: 39,815
Posted By Pioneer
Mine is beautiful to me John but it certainly...

Mine is beautiful to me John but it certainly looks nothing like that!

Good thing too or I would probably be afraid to use it. :D
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 07-24-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 967
Posted By Pioneer
I admire the work done by Dorothea Lange, Walker...

I admire the work done by Dorothea Lange, Walker Evans and the others during the great depression. But this is a completely different era.

I for one am not interested in paying more taxes so that...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 07-18-2018
Replies: 118
Views: 5,699
Posted By Pioneer
I have been shooting my Meyer-Optic Domiplan...

I have been shooting my Meyer-Optic Domiplan 50/2.8 lens in M42 lately. This lens is renowned for being a very inexpensive, East German kit lens with a horrible reputation. A large part of the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-17-2018
Replies: 126
Views: 6,004
Posted By Pioneer
I really don't think there is a camera built that...

I really don't think there is a camera built that can stand up to continual abuse. Most of the manual metal mechanical monsters will probably handle it for awhile but there is a reason that pros...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-16-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 1,268
Posted By Pioneer
Very ambitious. Hard to produce at target cost,...

Very ambitious. Hard to produce at target cost, similar to the Reflex SLR.



Easy to write e-mails though.
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