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Forum: Photography General Interest 12 Hours Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 850
Posted By Bill Clark
Good advice. Suggest folks print this sentence...

Good advice.

Suggest folks print this sentence and post in a spot that is frequented, like on your bahroom mirror.

But I will add that if you make photographs of people, the personality of the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Days Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 487
Posted By Bill Clark
Info to...

Info to help:

https://www.jeffgeerling.com/articles/photography/measure-voltage-vivitar-flash

Another thought is to fire the flash off camera using pocket wizards.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 4 Days Ago
Replies: 94
Views: 3,331
Posted By Bill Clark
It sure is. The largest print I sold, when in...

It sure is.

The largest print I sold, when in biz, was 40x30, using a Canon full frame digital camera, the size of the body is the same as a 35mm film camera. Try making a 40x30 with 35mm film.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 1 Week Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 361
Posted By Bill Clark
Kodak Film Scanner

Thought some folks here might be interested in this film scanner from Kodak.

I still receive emails from Freestyle.

Check this out:

https://www.freestylephoto.biz/210513-Kodak-Mobile-Film-Scanner
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 1,423
Posted By Bill Clark
Haven’t noticed it. But my wife and I have TSA...

Haven’t noticed it. But my wife and I have TSA pre. Usually different lines/equipment. Why not get TSA pre? $85 for 5 years. There is also Clear.

Recently traveled to Phoenix. Another trip to...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 1 Week Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 908
Posted By Bill Clark
You need to decide that. May I suggest finding...

You need to decide that.

May I suggest finding a successful photographer who shares your ideas, your philosophy of life and is willing to help you, be your coach and mentor.

Everyone has their...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 683
Posted By Bill Clark
It’s up to you. For me it’s little film use...

It’s up to you.

For me it’s little film use anymore.

My wife and I hiked in the Grand Canyon for 9 days, actually 7 as it took a day to get in and a day to get out. We are scheduled for a two week...
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 1 Week Ago
Replies: 100
Views: 11,906
Posted By Bill Clark
My business was making photographs of people. I...

My business was making photographs of people.

I figured I was doing OK when I got to the point of making photographs of my wife that she liked.
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 76
Views: 1,799
Posted By Bill Clark
Our daughter drives a Nissan Leaf every day, to...

Our daughter drives a Nissan Leaf every day, to and from work, plus other stops. I’ve driven it when visiting and it goes just like a gas vehicle.

In California they provide a sticker for the front...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 76
Views: 1,799
Posted By Bill Clark
There is a big uphill challenge to go from fossil...

There is a big uphill challenge to go from fossil fuels to some other method to power society.

I will mention three companies and their 2018 revenues:
BP (British Petroleum) 303.70 billion U.S....
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 76
Views: 1,799
Posted By Bill Clark
I don’t think that statement is accurate. Have...

I don’t think that statement is accurate. Have you ever traveled China? My son works for GE and lived in Shanghai for about a year. He speaks Mandarin. My wife and I visited him and much of the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 76
Views: 1,799
Posted By Bill Clark
The environment here on earth is complex, with no...

The environment here on earth is complex, with no single cause or solution to changes that take place. Some of the ingredients that cause environmental change are beyond humans ability to control. ...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 776
Posted By Bill Clark
Do you have a camera that uses 4x5 sheet...

Do you have a camera that uses 4x5 sheet film?

That enlarger is a big beast. I used them in high school and college. I decided that medium format film and cameras that make either 2.25” x 2.25” (6...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 55
Views: 1,755
Posted By Bill Clark
I like the responses here. It’s great to read...

I like the responses here.

It’s great to read about your philosophy of photography, your equipment and how it has affected the photos you make.

Great job!

Wonderful forum.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 55
Views: 1,755
Posted By Bill Clark
First Leica for me, M4 with a 50 f2.8 Summicron...

First Leica for me, M4 with a 50 f2.8 Summicron lens version 3.

I don’t own any Leica cameras with electronics such as an on board light meter or digital.

Sekonic L-158 light meter.

F.Y.I.:

Truth...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 290
Posted By Bill Clark
Looks like you need to use a little more...

Looks like you need to use a little more fixer.

Or the film is touching the edge of the reel. Cause?
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 1,471
Posted By Bill Clark
This has been happening with wedding, portrait...

This has been happening with wedding, portrait and event photography since the development of the internet. I once asked my mentor Monte Zucker about it and the conversation went something like...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 66
Views: 2,612
Posted By Bill Clark
I found that taking workshop classes on various...

I found that taking workshop classes on various aspects of photography really helped me. More so than equipment.

Thought I would share with you my experiences.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 44
Views: 1,704
Posted By Bill Clark
Flash sync with focal plane shutter leaves a...

Flash sync with focal plane shutter leaves a little to be desired.
Forum: Chris Crawford 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 117
Views: 4,439
Posted By Bill Clark
Looks like you’re having fun with your...

Looks like you’re having fun with your Barnack.

I call it my pocket camera!

Nice photos.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-06-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,003
Posted By Bill Clark
Suggest keeping the temps close to the same with...

Suggest keeping the temps close to the same with your developer, stop bath, fixer and wash water.

Keep at it and you’ll get better and better.

I’m still learning.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-06-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,003
Posted By Bill Clark
Could it be reticulation. It’s a fancy name...

Could it be reticulation. It’s a fancy name applied when the temperatures aren’t consistent between developer, stop, fixer and wash water. I got it when I was in a hurry and washed in too warm...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-24-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,562
Posted By Bill Clark
When I was in business, I used 90+ percent of my...

When I was in business, I used 90+ percent of my photography, was with my full frame Canon Mark digital camera and a 24-70 f2.8 lens. #2 most used lens is a 50:f1.4.

I do have two other Canon...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-13-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 373
Posted By Bill Clark
I leave the dark slide out of the film back. ...

I leave the dark slide out of the film back. Seal at max expansion.

My reasoning:

The dark slide, when installed, compresses ever so slightly the rubber gasket. At some point, the gasket gets...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 09-12-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 2,117
Posted By Bill Clark
I’ve found that 2 liter empty soda bottles works...

I’ve found that 2 liter empty soda bottles works best for me to keep the stock solutions. I keep the full bottles in a cupboard in the basement.

Maybe you already do this but thought I’d mention it.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 09-12-2019
Replies: 219
Views: 12,094
Posted By Bill Clark
Sorry Helen. Death hits the living the hardest.

Sorry Helen.

Death hits the living the hardest.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 09-12-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 2,117
Posted By Bill Clark
Would this work? I use it instead of...

Would this work?

I use it instead of D-76.

https://www.freestylephoto.biz/550110-Arista-76-Powder-Film-Developer-to-Make-1-Gallon
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-07-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,810
Posted By Bill Clark
The only photography I have retired from is...

The only photography I have retired from is working with clients. It’s the self inflicted pressure exerted that I’m mostly rid of.

I’ll never retire from making photographs of family, friends and...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 09-06-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 906
Posted By Bill Clark
Hasn’t been a very bad idea for me Chris. I use...

Hasn’t been a very bad idea for me Chris.

I use RC vari contrast paper with a color head on my Omega enlarger.

There are numerous variables with photography, very few absolutes, especially with...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 09-06-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 906
Posted By Bill Clark
When I develop film I lean to a little longer...

When I develop film I lean to a little longer developing time. If the negatives are a little darker I can run the enlarger exposure longer but weak negatives are harder for me at least, especially if...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-05-2019
Replies: 770
Views: 178,966
Posted By Bill Clark
Raid, Hope you’re OK with the weather.

Raid,
Hope you’re OK with the weather.
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 09-04-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 921
Posted By Bill Clark
My thoughts. I’m retired. When I had my...

My thoughts.

I’m retired. When I had my business, I made the decision to link up with a quality lab and have them make the prints.

WHCC is located here in Minneapolis. If I had files sent to...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 08-25-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 509
Posted By Bill Clark
On my older Hasselblad film backs it’s easy to...

On my older Hasselblad film backs it’s easy to get thirteen exposures. On number 12 turn the advance knob on the right side of the film back, it’s on the right side, counterclockwise as 1 will...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 08-25-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 509
Posted By Bill Clark
Just a guess, could it be a mark the machine...

Just a guess, could it be a mark the machine detects and uses to determine the end of each 120 roll during manufacturing?

With Ilford and Kodak I find there is some extra film after #12 and thought...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 08-23-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 650
Posted By Bill Clark
When I had my business I used Yahoo. Maybe...

When I had my business I used Yahoo.

Maybe this link could help you:

https://smallbusiness.yahoo.com/websites
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-18-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 492
Posted By Bill Clark
I never realized, there are alot of them! Typed...

I never realized, there are alot of them!

Typed in Google:

photography lens mounts descriptions

Made me dizzy looking at this article in Wiki:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lens_mount
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-16-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,140
Posted By Bill Clark
I thought it might be something to check out. I...

I thought it might be something to check out.

I own a Minolta camera and they work fine.

At any rate, if the M5 has been adjusted, so be it.

Here is some info to...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-16-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,140
Posted By Bill Clark
Would this work for your...

Would this work for your...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-15-2019
Replies: 54
Views: 1,271
Posted By Bill Clark
For 35mm Paterson. For 120 stainless or...

For 35mm Paterson.

For 120 stainless or Paterson. For my fingers 35 stainless is too small for me to properly load.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-15-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 3,197
Posted By Bill Clark
Wiki info on...

Wiki info on Kodak:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kodak

Info from wki on Kodak Alaris:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kodak_Alaris
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-09-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 3,197
Posted By Bill Clark
Most of the profit came from the sale of a...

Most of the profit came from the sale of a division.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-09-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 914
Posted By Bill Clark
Sometimes the story I’m telling with a photo,...

Sometimes the story I’m telling with a photo, color gets distracting, in the way. Bright colors can detract from other features in a photo. Roy G. BIV, with green almost being a neutral color that...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-09-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 3,197
Posted By Bill Clark
Kodak Financial Report August 2019

Information released by Kodak.

Thought it might be of interest...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-05-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,625
Posted By Bill Clark
This is with digital capture. With wedding...

This is with digital capture.

With wedding group photos I would make three or four of each just in case I need to move heads from one to another using Photoshop.

Otherwise with digital, same as...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-03-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 653
Posted By Bill Clark
I used to process E6. It’s for Ektachrome film...

I used to process E6. It’s for Ektachrome film and others construced basically the same way. Used it in my business. After a wedding I’d have a fondue party, a slide show. The B & G Photos they...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 08-01-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 749
Posted By Bill Clark
I still have an analog darkroom. Only use black...

I still have an analog darkroom. Only use black and white film anymore.

Do you have a darkroom? If you do, what do the negatives/prints look like when using an enlarger?

Any photos I want...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-28-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 1,291
Posted By Bill Clark
Find a person who sees the world as you do and...

Find a person who sees the world as you do and can make beautiful photographs. Ask this person, if by chance, s(he) would help you with your photography, serve as your coach and mentor.

If you...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-27-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,324
Posted By Bill Clark
Interestingly, NASA had numerous challenges to...

Interestingly, NASA had numerous challenges to solve for the space program to be successful but decided to use film and cameras to make photographs, at the beginning and into the space program. ...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-26-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 831
Posted By Bill Clark
I had a couple, making engagement photographs,...

I had a couple, making engagement photographs, that were self-conscious of how they would look in the photos.

A glass of wine and some getting to know each conversation changed the mood and...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-25-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 659
Posted By Bill Clark
How about making photographs isn’t easy. Not...

How about making photographs isn’t easy. Not until a person gets the basics down.

Snaps, which a see a lot of, that’s another story.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-24-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 954
Posted By Bill Clark
I find C-41 is much simpler than black & white. ...

I find C-41 is much simpler than black & white. By that I mean look at the gadzillion different types of developers available for black and white film.

The only ingredient thst is some what...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-22-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 673
Posted By Bill Clark
Only digital for color. I can change color...

Only digital for color. I can change color digital to black & white.

Black & white film only. No color film anymore. I still use C-41 to develop Ilford XP 2 Plus film. I’m falling behind as I have...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-20-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 401
Posted By Bill Clark
I have a Manfrotto tripod with a quick release...

I have a Manfrotto tripod with a quick release device. It has rubber that meets the base plate of a camera. It is a very good system. I bought my first Manfrotto tripod around 2000.

Here is the...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 07-19-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 385
Posted By Bill Clark
Thanks for the link. I like all the photos but...

Thanks for the link.

I like all the photos but especially the one of James Cagney. Beautiful set up, the phone, lights and fog, his costume and the gun as a prop.

Info on the movie, “White...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-19-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,755
Posted By Bill Clark
From the Hasselblad web...

From the Hasselblad web site:

https://www.hasselblad.com/history/hasselblad-in-space/

History from NASA:

https://www.history.nasa.gov/apollo_photo.html

Another place that’s interesting:
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-16-2019
Replies: 78
Poll: M4 or M4-P
Views: 2,411
Posted By Bill Clark
Either camera is fine with me. I do own both...

Either camera is fine with me.

I do own both and I find the pictures I make are the same with either camera.

I can put my 28mm lens on my M4 and use it. Frame lines, no frame lines it doesn’t...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 07-14-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 735
Posted By Bill Clark
Thank you for the link. Interesting as this...

Thank you for the link.

Interesting as this article appears in, “The Guardian.”

Link with photographs made by the...
Forum: Chris Crawford 07-08-2019
Replies: 128
Views: 6,247
Posted By Bill Clark
He’s on his way! Thanks for the update.

He’s on his way!

Thanks for the update.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-06-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,059
Posted By Bill Clark
I use technology to help me. Stock buy and sell...

I use technology to help me. Stock buy and sell each order is $4.99 on E-Trade no matter number of shares.

I’m not afraid of it except when I look at my test results from my annual. So far so good....
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-02-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1,182
Posted By Bill Clark
I do the same thing. Then I wind the trimmed...

I do the same thing. Then I wind the trimmed leader around the outside of the cassette then use a rubber band to hold it until I’m ready to use the film.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-02-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1,182
Posted By Bill Clark
What I do is cut the film about half off 12 or 13...

What I do is cut the film about half off 12 or 13 holes for the leader. This cut part of the film goes into the camera first.

I don’t count them. Too many then just wind the film onto the take up...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 06-27-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 1,656
Posted By Bill Clark
No. I’m using 35mm film mostly. Little medium...

No.

I’m using 35mm film mostly. Little medium format only to exercise cameras. All black & white. And a little bit of gray!

All color with digital. Using my iPad and iPhone. The iPhone is on me...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 06-26-2019
Replies: 74
Views: 2,396
Posted By Bill Clark
Info to help: (Maybe you know all of this...

Info to help:

(Maybe you know all of this already. But just maybe, not)

#6 I format each time I use my camera. After each event/session I dump the files to an external hard drive. When the card...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 06-25-2019
Replies: 74
Views: 2,396
Posted By Bill Clark
With my digital Canon DSLR cameras I use a card...

With my digital Canon DSLR cameras I use a card for each camera. Switching caused problems for me.

Thought I’d share with you.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-24-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 1,143
Posted By Bill Clark
They didn’t sell well enough to keep a factory...

They didn’t sell well enough to keep a factory running.

Limited group of folks who use or desire them.
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 06-24-2019
Replies: 74
Views: 2,396
Posted By Bill Clark
Are files in DNG or JPEG format? Can you see the...

Are files in DNG or JPEG format?

Can you see the file names when connecting your camera to PC?

What software on your computer are you using?

Could your SD card capacity be too large for your...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-20-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,292
Posted By Bill Clark
In 1972 I was in the market for a Nikon as I was...

In 1972 I was in the market for a Nikon as I was in Asia with the military. I thought Nikon F but after going through in my head what I wanted, I decided on a Nikkormat. I was told it was as good...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-15-2019
Replies: 70
Views: 2,554
Posted By Bill Clark
HHPhoto: You seem to know a lot about...

HHPhoto:

You seem to know a lot about photography.

Can you point me to your web site and maybe I can learn something.
Never mind. Looks like I found photos on a model site.

Even tho I’m pretty...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-15-2019
Replies: 70
Views: 2,554
Posted By Bill Clark
At our PPA affiliate, TCPPA, we conducted monthly...

At our PPA affiliate, TCPPA, we conducted monthly workshops to help professional photographers as we all were operating our businesses. There isn’t any discussion on film or film vs. digital. It’s...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-15-2019
Replies: 70
Views: 2,554
Posted By Bill Clark
Probably not much of a demand for them...

Probably not much of a demand for them anymore.

Products change.

Some die.

Some don’t.

Never got into scanning. Had someone else do that task. Short time as I switched to digital capture.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-11-2019
Replies: 108
Views: 3,006
Posted By Bill Clark
That is true. I agree with you. I believe, from...

That is true. I agree with you.

I believe, from working several hundred various events, people like to see the photographs made. Not as much concern about equipment. The few who asked about...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-10-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 849
Posted By Bill Clark
I used a Graflex during under grad years,...

I used a Graflex during under grad years, 1966-1970. College had a kit, film holders, flash, flash bulbs, camera, spare batteries for the flash. Had to lick the bulbs before inserting into flash to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-10-2019
Replies: 60
Views: 1,625
Posted By Bill Clark
What would I do? Ask myself those questions...

What would I do?

Ask myself those questions before buying.

I dunno, I’m less of a gear fan anymore. Why, all these smartphones and tablet computers work just fine for me.

Looks like a nice...
Forum: Photo Software 06-08-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 5,692
Posted By Bill Clark
Here are Adobe products sold at...

Here are Adobe products sold at B&H:

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/buy/Photo-Imaging-Software/ci/13290/N/3988161558

There are also quite a few apps available. Here is one by Google. Originally...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-08-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 545
Posted By Bill Clark
I use Arista from Freestyle. The nice feature is...

I use Arista from Freestyle. The nice feature is the chemicals are all in stock liquid. I can mix up working solution for just what I need. No waste!

Link to what I...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-08-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 545
Posted By Bill Clark
I use the same tools to develop color as black...

I use the same tools to develop color as black and white.

You’ll find color developing is easy.

Try to keep the developer temp consistent during process.

Have fun!
Forum: Photo Software 06-08-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 5,692
Posted By Bill Clark
Could this be an...

Could this be an alternative?


https://www.on1.com/
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-07-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,699
Posted By Bill Clark
Thanks Steve. Just received an email! Have a...

Thanks Steve.

Just received an email!

Have a wonderful weekend.
Forum: Film vs Digital 06-07-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,819
Posted By Bill Clark
That’s your opinion.

That’s your opinion.
Forum: Film vs Digital 06-07-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,819
Posted By Bill Clark
My opinion, look for a digital body instead. Why...

My opinion, look for a digital body instead.

Why make photographs with film then scan them? Why not just use a digital camera in the first place? Even second place!

If you ‘re making most of your...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-06-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 1,006
Posted By Bill Clark
I like the M4. No electronics to get mucked up...

I like the M4.

No electronics to get mucked up while making photographs.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-06-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 875
Posted By Bill Clark
One ingredient I always considered, talking to...

One ingredient I always considered, talking to others who were in the TCPPA, was reliability. When I was on the job, the tools had to work. No exceptions. Excuses don’t matter to a client.

And...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-06-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 875
Posted By Bill Clark
I agree. What I based my buying of lenses is...

I agree.

What I based my buying of lenses is what I wanted to accomplish. My favorite lens that I used was a Canon 24-70 f2.8. It worked for about 95% of photographs I made.
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 06-06-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,860
Posted By Bill Clark
As easy as Facebook! When I had my business I...

As easy as Facebook!

When I had my business I made it easy peasy for my clients to look at their photos and do various things that they wanted to do. Such as ordering prints. Also, maybe even...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 06-05-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,860
Posted By Bill Clark
Uploading photos is nada for me. I gave up a...

Uploading photos is nada for me. I gave up a long time ago.

An example:
I can’t upload any photos from my iPad because it says the file name is too big! Go figure.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-04-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 732
Posted By Bill Clark
I guess it’s another reason to use digital...

I guess it’s another reason to use digital photography equipment!
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-03-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 732
Posted By Bill Clark
Are you sure? There are a lot of worse chemicals...

Are you sure?

There are a lot of worse chemicals that go into a muni sewer system than photography developers and fixers.

An FYI take a peek at the quantity of waste water processed for the Twin...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-02-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 732
Posted By Bill Clark
Developing is doable. How do you intend to wash...

Developing is doable.

How do you intend to wash the devepoer off of the print brfore fixing?

But how do you intend to use fixer?

A pita to me!

I would recommend buying some trays.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-01-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 764
Posted By Bill Clark
Does this...

Does this help?:

https://www.shutterbug.com/content/darkroombrusing-right-enlarger-lens-exception-rules
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-26-2019
Replies: 55
Views: 1,504
Posted By Bill Clark
Thanks Nick. Wife and I are mt nesters. Grand...

Thanks Nick.

Wife and I are mt nesters. Grand kids.

Lucky to be alive now.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-26-2019
Replies: 55
Views: 1,504
Posted By Bill Clark
My wife and I are hiking the Grand Canyon with a...

My wife and I are hiking the Grand Canyon with a group, about 8, in September. It’s actually Road Scholar. We chose September as it can be miserably hot during the summer.

At any rate I’m thinking...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 05-25-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 512
Posted By Bill Clark
What works best for me with 35mm film 36 exposure...

What works best for me with 35mm film 36 exposure is 6 ml of Rodinal to 600ml of water. Then stand develop for 60 minutes. Start with agitation then agitation at 30 minutes. I find this works for me...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-24-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,763
Posted By Bill Clark
I found that using a flash with TTL was easily...

I found that using a flash with TTL was easily fooled, giving me the wrong exposure. Of course, with my business, I only used digital capture so I could see results right away. I used the histogram...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-19-2019
Replies: 93
Views: 3,190
Posted By Bill Clark
When I was in business, my best associate...

When I was in business, my best associate photographers were women. I found they viewed the world with very different eyes than men. I enjoyed their help and it was always a learning experience for...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-19-2019
Replies: 93
Views: 3,190
Posted By Bill Clark
I agree. Fun and games.

I agree.

Fun and games.
Forum: Travel 05-17-2019
Replies: 209
Views: 8,412
Posted By Bill Clark
Isn’t a place I would return to and visit.

Isn’t a place I would return to and visit.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-15-2019
Replies: 123
Views: 3,222
Posted By Bill Clark
You got it. I’d also add tablet computers like...

You got it.

I’d also add tablet computers like the iPad.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-14-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 582
Posted By Bill Clark
Interesting. I use C-41. Have you tried...

Interesting.

I use C-41.

Have you tried transperancy film using C-41 chemistry?
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-12-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 902
Posted By Bill Clark
“Is Windows 10 any better than Windows XP? What...

“Is Windows 10 any better than Windows XP? What "must have" features have they introduced in the past 20 years. As far as I can tell, they have just mucked about with the interface, and added support...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-08-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,408
Posted By Bill Clark
When in business, I worked to make sure this...

When in business, I worked to make sure this didn’t happen. Lighting balance. Not quite so hard with digital capture using RAW.

Even now I still work to make sure it doesn’t happen.

Our brain has...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-30-2019
Replies: 77
Views: 2,166
Posted By Bill Clark
No........

No........
Forum: Travel 04-30-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,256
Posted By Bill Clark
I’m making more and more photographs with my...

I’m making more and more photographs with my iPhone and iPad.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 04-27-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,511
Posted By Bill Clark
I like using window light. Many headshot...

I like using window light. Many headshot portraits I used window light. I learned that from my coach Monte.

When I used flash it was Quantum. Lots of power settings available. It came with a...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-25-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 395
Posted By Bill Clark
Happy you signed up here on...

Happy you signed up here on rangefinderforum.

There are folks here that like to help people like us.

Welcome to rangefinder forum.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 04-24-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,511
Posted By Bill Clark
Agree. But, always exceptions aren’t there, I do...

Agree.

But, always exceptions aren’t there, I do have a Canon 50 f1.4 that I bought new for about $350 from B&H and I have it on one of my Canon DSLR cameras most of the time.

When I made headshot...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-23-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,828
Posted By Bill Clark
I was lucky. Finding a great photographer who...

I was lucky.

Finding a great photographer who saw the world as I do and so willing to help me was truly a gift I still treasure even tho he is no longer with us. Sometimes I would call waking him...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-16-2019
Replies: 94
Views: 3,233
Posted By Bill Clark
It’s time for me to quit posting here on this...

It’s time for me to quit posting here on this forum.

Bye.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-16-2019
Replies: 94
Views: 3,233
Posted By Bill Clark
I was really impressed with all the beautiful...

I was really impressed with all the beautiful stainglass windows. It was always full of people when I’ve been there. I remember on the outside the bible told in pictures made of stone as it was...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-16-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,157
Posted By Bill Clark
Negative type film I try to slightly over expose....

Negative type film I try to slightly over expose. When I used transperancy film I would one-half to maybe one stop under expose.

With digital I work at achieving adequate balance throughout each...
Forum: Photo Software 04-16-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,047
Posted By Bill Clark
Some info, maybe boring to some, then just skip...

Some info, maybe boring to some, then just skip down to summary:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/64-bit_computing
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-16-2019
Replies: 94
Views: 3,233
Posted By Bill Clark
Then the entire thread should be deleted. What...

Then the entire thread should be deleted.

What is that building about?

And are you the forum owner or moderator?
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-15-2019
Replies: 94
Views: 3,233
Posted By Bill Clark
It is too bad.

It is too bad.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-14-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 530
Posted By Bill Clark
CLA time. Otherwise it’s a camera to put on the...

CLA time.

Otherwise it’s a camera to put on the bookshelf.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 04-14-2019
Replies: 101
Views: 3,514
Posted By Bill Clark
Sell the film on ebay.

Sell the film on ebay.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-13-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,857
Posted By Bill Clark
Face it folks. Film is a niche market. The...

Face it folks.

Film is a niche market.

The demand went down so much it had no where to go but up a little or it’s the bottom of the 9th.

Here is an article for you to read, if you’re...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-13-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 393
Posted By Bill Clark
I have a one of those small freezers. I use it...

I have a one of those small freezers. I use it to store film and don’t turn it on. It sits in the basement where it’s pretty cool year round. I believe fairly consistent temp helps. The problem...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-12-2019
Replies: 264
Views: 20,034
Posted By Bill Clark
And Sparrow. Depends on “short.”

And Sparrow.

Depends on “short.”
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-11-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 1,307
Posted By Bill Clark
Effects? Who knows. Hard to tell. Just have a...

Effects? Who knows. Hard to tell.

Just have a glass of wine, maybe it’ll take two, and they’ll go away.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-11-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 1,307
Posted By Bill Clark
Nice photographs. Reminds me from when I served...

Nice photographs.

Reminds me from when I served in the Navy. Long time ago.

Good job Raid.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 04-11-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,046
Posted By Bill Clark
Yashica a fun P&S camera.

Yashica a fun P&S camera.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 04-11-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,046
Posted By Bill Clark
You can make beautiful photographs with it....

You can make beautiful photographs with it.

Please, don’t sell it.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-10-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,706
Posted By Bill Clark
My wife and I just spent a week in sunny so. cal...

My wife and I just spent a week in sunny so. cal with our daughter and her family. They live near Pasadena.

Brought my full frame digital Canon along. Used it zero times.

For what it’s worth:...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-08-2019
Replies: 264
Views: 20,034
Posted By Bill Clark
It is sad. But he is no longer suffering.

It is sad.

But he is no longer suffering.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 04-05-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 718
Posted By Bill Clark
Michael, Perhaps you already know this, but all...

Michael,

Perhaps you already know this, but all digital files start out RAW. Some have the on board camera computer process the RAW files into jpegs. So all a person ends up with are jpegs not...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 04-05-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 718
Posted By Bill Clark
Sorry, no film simulation with digital. Black...

Sorry, no film simulation with digital.

Black & white I still use film. Currently using Ilford FP4 Plus with my Leica M3. I still develop my film but very little printing in my darkroom. Still...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 04-05-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 718
Posted By Bill Clark
Help me. What is sim?

Help me.

What is sim?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-05-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,831
Posted By Bill Clark
Hi Jan, My son works at GE medical (he is CFO)...

Hi Jan,

My son works at GE medical (he is CFO) and China and India offer tremendous opportunities for digital x-ray equipment. Portability is a requirement on most locations. If x-ray film is still...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-05-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,831
Posted By Bill Clark
From my experience, digital x-ray use is taking...

From my experience, digital x-ray use is taking over from film. When I get my teeth examined, once a year or so an x-ray photo is made with digital equipment. Same for my eyes. I had a chest x-ray...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-04-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 405
Posted By Bill Clark
Looks like camera, over time, shows where the...

Looks like camera, over time, shows where the white spot protected the shutter curtain from light. I wouldn't worry about it unless it shows light on your film. An idea, what I do, is keep a lens...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-03-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 348
Posted By Bill Clark
I don’t do anything until I’m back home. For my...

I don’t do anything until I’m back home. For my way of thinking, the cards I use are safe.

In all my years in business I never had a failure. My cameras use CF cards. I carry 8 gig cards. My one...
Forum: Optics Theory - 04-03-2019
Replies: 57
Views: 2,929
Posted By Bill Clark
Found this article at...

Found this article at B&H:

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/explora/photography/tips-and-solutions/why-ed-ld-eld-sld-and-asph-glass-make-difference-your-photographs
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-03-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,831
Posted By Bill Clark
Information: https://www.nasdaq.com/symbol/kodk/f...

Information:

https://www.nasdaq.com/symbol/kodk/financials?query=balance-sheet

https://www.nasdaq.com/symbol/kodk/financials

What can you draw from this?
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-02-2019
Replies: 264
Views: 20,034
Posted By Bill Clark
Sad. We’re all on loan.

Sad.

We’re all on loan.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-02-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,052
Posted By Bill Clark
I know that some folks look at the equipment, at...

I know that some folks look at the equipment, at events, like weddings, but they should really be looking at the photographer.

It’s like going to a fine restaurant thinking those pots and pans are...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-02-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 601
Posted By Bill Clark
For the photographs I made in my business, full...

For the photographs I made in my business, full frame 35 digital worked just great. I sold a few large prints (50x40 was my largest).

I found that the set up was even more important than the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-31-2019
Replies: 119
Views: 2,308
Posted By Bill Clark
I used a Graflex during my college days. 4x5...

I used a Graflex during my college days. 4x5 negative was terrific. The camera I used had the rangefinder type of focusing. Hard for me to use if I found one now because I only have an Omega B-22...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 03-30-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 1,762
Posted By Bill Clark
Thanks for the link. Interesting to see how...

Thanks for the link.

Interesting to see how people dressed, ladies hair styles and how folks lived back then. The young lady carrying a pile of books, must of been an exception as from my Moms...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-29-2019
Replies: 85
Views: 2,440
Posted By Bill Clark
Is that mall still n business? I wonder what the...

Is that mall still n business? I wonder what the vacancy rate is.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-28-2019
Replies: 85
Views: 2,440
Posted By Bill Clark
Pretty hard to stop people from taking photos...

Pretty hard to stop people from taking photos now. With electronic devices, it seems like some people have their smart phone glued to one of their hands.

Not long ago, at the Guthrie theater here...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-28-2019
Replies: 91
Views: 2,913
Posted By Bill Clark
Isn’t that statement also true when making the...

Isn’t that statement also true when making the photograph?

My coach and mentor could make beautiful, artistic and saleable photographs no matter what tools he used.

It’s not the tools but it’s...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-22-2019
Replies: 91
Views: 2,913
Posted By Bill Clark
Thanks for showing your photographs here. Nice...

Thanks for showing your photographs here. Nice job. Beautiful around the area where the Lone Cyprus (in color) is located. I went to school in San Francisco for the military and drove down on...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-21-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 477
Posted By Bill Clark
Could some of your problems be with the film?...

Could some of your problems be with the film?

When I did develop color with C-41 I got my best results, at least that’s what I liked, with about a 10% over development. The negatives produced...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-19-2019
Replies: 73
Views: 2,290
Posted By Bill Clark
I made some family photographs with my iPad mini...

I made some family photographs with my iPad mini that turned out just fine.

Why are people so obsessed with equipment? Even the smart phone and tablet computer do a fine job in the hands of a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-19-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,532
Posted By Bill Clark
Is going from M3 to M7 worth it? Depends on the...

Is going from M3 to M7 worth it?

Depends on the photographer.

Me, personally, I won’t buy any Leica camera with electronics on board.

You can see my M3 with the photo here on the left. I can hold...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-18-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 300
Posted By Bill Clark
pdf from Ilford. See page 2, “Preparing stock...

pdf from Ilford. See page 2, “Preparing stock developer.”

https://www.ilfordphoto.com/amfile/file/download/file/1829/product/708/
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-17-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 454
Posted By Bill Clark
Since, for me, analog photography has been...

Since, for me, analog photography has been relegated to a fun/hobby adventure, I will still continue to use the small, either stainless steel tank or Paterson system, for film developing. I...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 03-15-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 525
Posted By Bill Clark
I typed in “level” with search in the app store. ...

I typed in “level” with search in the app store.

Some are free while others have a cost.

Just a thought to help and maybe work. If it’s free you can’t beat the cost.

My son had a level app on...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 03-15-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 525
Posted By Bill Clark
Would an app on your iPhone work? I see several...

Would an app on your iPhone work?

I see several of them in the app store and several are free.

The link to the device shows a cost of $220.00 plus $15 for shipping. To me a lot of money unless...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 03-14-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 525
Posted By Bill Clark
Does this...

Does this help:

http://www.jollinger.com/photo/cam-coll/manuals/enlargers/omega/Tech%20Service%20Manual%20-%20Various.pdf
Forum: Travel 03-13-2019
Replies: 209
Views: 8,412
Posted By Bill Clark
I notice Japan is on your list. Decades ago,...

I notice Japan is on your list.

Decades ago, serving in the military, in Sasebo Japan, met a Japanese gent. Of course it was in a bar! During conversation I expressed an interest to go to Nagaski....
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-11-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 714
Posted By Bill Clark
Hi Dave, You caused me to think about...

Hi Dave,

You caused me to think about preservstion of memories with visuals. I believe fiber based black and white prints last a long time. However there are a few ingredients that will determine...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-11-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 787
Posted By Bill Clark
Whenever I travel I don’t do anything different...

Whenever I travel I don’t do anything different than I do here at home. No problems yet.

Sorry.

Even when I spent a year in S.E Asia I never did anything. Ocean water temp some places as high as...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-11-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,125
Posted By Bill Clark
I just went through some of my B & W negatives....

I just went through some of my B & W negatives.

Didn’t count the number of rolls of negatives, at least 75, all in a trash bag.

When my mom died we put together a tag board to mount photographs to...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-10-2019
Replies: 280
Views: 11,868
Posted By Bill Clark
Nice find! You’re making progress!

Nice find!

You’re making progress!
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-09-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,125
Posted By Bill Clark
So much information is kept in electronic format ...

So much information is kept in electronic format now. I believe it’s pretty darn reliable now. It’s the way it is. I decided to go electronic years ago. Part of the change to digital wih...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 03-09-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 1,293
Posted By Bill Clark
Info to help from the lab I used when in...

Info to help from the lab I used when in business:

https://www.whcc.com/resources/color%20

Hope it helps you.
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 03-09-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,295
Posted By Bill Clark
Some info to...

Some info to help:

https://www.easeus.com/format-recovery/format-usb-drive-without-losing-data.html

As I recall, Mr. Gates and company, wrote DOS code so as the erase function is really telling the...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 03-08-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,295
Posted By Bill Clark
If they’re like most people, they get more...

If they’re like most people, they get more reliable as they age.

Seriously, tho, I have been told that once an event/session/gig/trip has taken place, copy the files from the card(s) on to a...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-07-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 530
Posted By Bill Clark
Easy definition: Reticulation takes place when...

Easy definition:

Reticulation takes place when there are variances in temperature between the solutions. This includes developer, stop bath/or water rinse, fixer and final wash.

I’ve had it only...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 03-06-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 718
Posted By Bill Clark
Are you printing with fiber or rc paper? The...

Are you printing with fiber or rc paper?

The reason I mention, using RC paper doesn’t need the wash procedure like FB.

Since I use RC my print washer, similar to yours, sits in the backroom.
Forum: RFF Polls 03-06-2019
Replies: 69
Views: 3,976
Posted By Bill Clark
Oh, Peter I find so many beautiful FB pages on...

Oh, Peter I find so many beautiful FB pages on the visual arts. I don’t use the site for social media but look for pages that express my interests. You can find dozens of them. Just on Leica I...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 03-06-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 511
Posted By Bill Clark
How far is it to your ceiling from the top of...

How far is it to your ceiling from the top of your cabinet?

I had cabinets made that I put my B22 on. Even with the B22 I had to cut off about an inch of the slider/girder as it was too tall and...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 03-06-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 511
Posted By Bill Clark
I own the B22 and it is a smaller version of the...

I own the B22 and it is a smaller version of the DII. I used a DII both in high school and college. The B22 suits me just fine as medium format 6x6 is the biggest size negative my cameras make. ...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-03-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,628
Posted By Bill Clark
Yes, some do. The second, or sometimes greater...

Yes, some do.

The second, or sometimes greater is a much easier wedding to photograph. Feet usually more firmly planted on the ground, not a cinderella story. No mamas to deal with.

One wedding I...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-03-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,628
Posted By Bill Clark
Yup. You’re correct. Unless, of couse, it was...

Yup.

You’re correct.

Unless, of couse, it was a wedding and then they got divorced, down the road for most. Then maybe two more!
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-03-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,628
Posted By Bill Clark
Hi Pioneer! Nice to read your thoughts...

Hi Pioneer!

Nice to read your thoughts here.

I’ve got apples. Did you bring the oranges? Just kidding!

Have a great week!

A sidebar:
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-02-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,628
Posted By Bill Clark
Pretty nice photographs can be made with a cell...

Pretty nice photographs can be made with a cell phone.

Bigger isn’t necessarily better. I look in the mirror and think, “I need to go on a diet.” Just like my cameras! Smaller is the place to be.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 03-01-2019
Replies: 112
Views: 5,673
Posted By Bill Clark
Too bad this needs to be asked. Won’t say any...

Too bad this needs to be asked.

Won’t say any more.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-28-2019
Replies: 252
Views: 22,150
Posted By Bill Clark
Rushing to get to the movies, my husband and I...

Rushing to get to the movies, my husband and I told the kids we had to leave "right now" at which point our teenage daughter headed for the bathroom to apply makeup. Her dad yelled for her to get in...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 02-28-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 1,038
Posted By Bill Clark
I just loaded a roll of TMX into one of my...

I just loaded a roll of TMX into one of my Hasselblads. It’s got a 150 on it and I think I will use it with that on today. We have so much snow now I have to get out and widen the entrance to our...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-26-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,402
Posted By Bill Clark
Hi Pete, Your flickr photographs are looking...

Hi Pete,

Your flickr photographs are looking great!
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-24-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 627
Posted By Bill Clark
Short bio on...

Short bio on wiki:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ross_Lowell

As my photography took me to various locations with set ups and tear downs needed to be done rather quickly, I opted for portable...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-23-2019
Replies: 163
Views: 5,741
Posted By Bill Clark
It depends on how deep your pockets are.

It depends on how deep your pockets are.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-23-2019
Replies: 252
Views: 22,150
Posted By Bill Clark
Jack was living in Arizona during a heat wave...

Jack was living in Arizona during a heat wave when the following took place.
"It's just too hot to wear clothes today," complained Jack as he stepped out of the shower. "Honey, what do you think the...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 02-20-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 817
Posted By Bill Clark
No strap, no tangles. I consider the camera as...

No strap, no tangles.

I consider the camera as an extension of my hand connected to my heart and brain and soul. Quick response.

Catch the emotion on the faces. It lasts only a moment. Oops...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-20-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,475
Posted By Bill Clark
I process 300 rolls. Takes me at least 10 years!

I process 300 rolls.

Takes me at least 10 years!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-20-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 412
Posted By Bill Clark
Looks like Freestyle, located in Los Angeles, has...

Looks like Freestyle, located in Los Angeles, has C-41 chemistry in stock.

Info:

https://www.freestylephoto.biz/102230-Tetenal-Colortec-C-41-Rapid-2-Bath-Color-Negative-Developing-Kit-2.5
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-20-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 412
Posted By Bill Clark
Great news. I can still use XP2.

Great news.

I can still use XP2.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 02-16-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 843
Posted By Bill Clark
Hi Dez. Nice winter. It was below zero here...

Hi Dez.

Nice winter. It was below zero here last night.

What are you going to use your flash for?

Light is very important with photography. Since we only have two dimensions to work with,...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-16-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,574
Posted By Bill Clark
Life’s an illusion. Google it and discover.

Life’s an illusion.

Google it and discover.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-15-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,190
Posted By Bill Clark
Gosh that’s strange with your computer. My iMac...

Gosh that’s strange with your computer.

My iMac is from 2006 and it works just fine with CS4.

When I had my business, I made wedding albums using a service that mounted seamless pages. Easy to...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-15-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,190
Posted By Bill Clark
I have a version of topaz labs that works with...

I have a version of topaz labs that works with photoshop. Maybe mine is old but it is an enhancer tool.

I use photoshop on my iMac (cs4) and I really like to work on my raw files which I do with...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-15-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,190
Posted By Bill Clark
Another option to consider as an alternative to...

Another option to consider as an alternative to adobe products.

Snapseed app. Available for both ios and andriod devices.

It’s free and a good article on it is in the PSA February 2019...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-14-2019
Replies: 252
Views: 22,150
Posted By Bill Clark
Three men die together in an accident and go to...

Three men die together in an accident and go to heaven.
When they get there, St. Peter says, 'We only have one rule here in heaven: don't step on the ducks!'
So they enter heaven, and sure enough,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-11-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 2,280
Posted By Bill Clark
For me it’s more digital than film. I use both...

For me it’s more digital than film.

I use both an iPad mini and an iPhone 6s.

My last trip to visit our daughter and her family, I did take a M4 with 50 f2 Summicron and only used three rolls of...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-10-2019
Replies: 280
Views: 11,868
Posted By Bill Clark
Don’t forget to plug it in for power! Ha!

Don’t forget to plug it in for power! Ha!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-10-2019
Replies: 280
Views: 11,868
Posted By Bill Clark
Thanks for sharing your plan with us. Please...

Thanks for sharing your plan with us.

Please post here if I can help you.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-10-2019
Replies: 280
Views: 11,868
Posted By Bill Clark
Doesn’t look safe to me. Dust is the least of...

Doesn’t look safe to me.

Dust is the least of your worries.

Wires all over. And water? Is that a gas line I see in the ceiling? You’ll probably have light bouncing off the ventilation ducts?...
Forum: Optics Theory - 02-06-2019
Replies: 57
Views: 2,929
Posted By Bill Clark
No meaning for me. Lot of marketing/sales used...

No meaning for me.

Lot of marketing/sales used to justify higher prices.

Maybe the most help with wide angle lenses.

But my Nikkor 20 I bought in 1972 works just fine for me, when I need it,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-05-2019
Replies: 132
Views: 3,391
Posted By Bill Clark
My experience in business, mostly all images are...

My experience in business, mostly all images are treated the same way.

People demanded the files and I would follow up a year maybe a second time the second year to see if I could help? Thinking a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-02-2019
Replies: 71
Views: 1,557
Posted By Bill Clark
What I did when I had my business, using...

What I did when I had my business, using Photoshop, I would start out with the background on its own layer. Then I would put each photo on each page on its own layer. That way I could resize, move...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-01-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 808
Posted By Bill Clark
Doesn’t the pressure plate apply/work on the...

Doesn’t the pressure plate apply/work on the paper side of the film?
Forum: RFF Polls 01-31-2019
Replies: 69
Views: 3,976
Posted By Bill Clark
My best photographers who worked with me were...

My best photographers who worked with me were ladies.

We had a lot of fun but worked hard at the jobs.

After each event we would get together and figure out how we could do better at the next...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-31-2019
Replies: 71
Views: 1,557
Posted By Bill Clark
Then I should be one terrific artist because I’ve...

Then I should be one terrific artist because I’ve destroyed much of my work. Ha!

But then again, as I’ve said before, my best friend in the darkroom is the waste basket!

With digital, using...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-30-2019
Replies: 71
Views: 1,557
Posted By Bill Clark
Slide film has been much easier to organize for...

Slide film has been much easier to organize for me. It is with the help of a Kodak Carousel projector with circular slide trays with many holding 80 sludes and some 140. They go back to the 1960’s....
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-30-2019
Replies: 71
Views: 1,557
Posted By Bill Clark
I’m thinking that, with my digital files, I’ll...

I’m thinking that, with my digital files, I’ll leave it to my kids to decide. External hard drives are so cheap now. My file system works like this with my Apple computers:

Folder for...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-30-2019
Replies: 71
Views: 1,557
Posted By Bill Clark
“After physical death I don't think I will be in...

“After physical death I don't think I will be in a position to worry about the trivialities of my former life on the earth plane.”

Agree.

But I hope a few are passed on to family.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-30-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,242
Posted By Bill Clark
Hi Keith, I have a Canon that I didn’t use very...

Hi Keith,

I have a Canon that I didn’t use very much. It was a backup! It’s the 1D Mark II. Just for grins I brought it out and it took me a while but I managed to get the shutter working again. ...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-30-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 4,039
Posted By Bill Clark
Sign of the times. I use Arista only for Ilfords...

Sign of the times.

I use Arista only for Ilfords XP2 Plus.
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