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Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-16-2019
Replies: 335
Views: 197,685
Posted By Tim Gray
I have one of these, presumably made around 1984...

I have one of these, presumably made around 1984 according to the serial number. I don't use it much and haven't shot film a lot since I got it, but it is a nice lens. I don't think you'll be...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 06-11-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 739
Posted By Tim Gray
For what it's worth, you can set manual toggle...

For what it's worth, you can set manual toggle between viewfinder and back screen on the A7rII. I find the auto toggle to be a pain as well and have it set to a button.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-10-2019
Replies: 60
Views: 1,347
Posted By Tim Gray
If it were me, I’d keep it. But then I love...

If it were me, I’d keep it. But then I love 28mm...

If the focal length doesn’t work for you get rid of it.
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 06-10-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 739
Posted By Tim Gray
I can’t speak about those models, but I do have...

I can’t speak about those models, but I do have an A7rII. It’s been pretty decent. I think the II series has some features that make it nice for manual focus. Can’t remember why! Sorry, I know this...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 08-12-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 737
Posted By Tim Gray
Pretty sure they are being discontinued. I picked...

Pretty sure they are being discontinued. I picked up a 6 the other week in sandstone. I prefer the pinestone, but I like $50 even more.
Forum: Chris Crawford 07-29-2018
Replies: 119
Views: 4,804
Posted By Tim Gray
Wonderful story. You must be really proud of...

Wonderful story. You must be really proud of him!

FYI, NASA has some good intern programs for college students, both for engineers and non-engineers. Might be something to look into if he is...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 07-22-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 727
Posted By Tim Gray
Igor Camera might have one. i don't know if they...

Igor Camera might have one. i don't know if they have a store front, but you might be able to make an appointment. They are somewhere in the Cleveland area.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-07-2017
Replies: 32
Views: 1,305
Posted By Tim Gray
As I said earlier, I'd go with Ilford Delta 3200...

As I said earlier, I'd go with Ilford Delta 3200 if the lighting is bad, and Tri-X in Diafine if it's just okay. Tri-X in Diafine will give you EI 1250 and it's compensating, saving you from blown...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-03-2017
Replies: 32
Views: 1,305
Posted By Tim Gray
Some places I have had to use 3200 speed film. ...

Some places I have had to use 3200 speed film. I'd use Ilford Delta 3200 now (but used TMZ back then). Those places were unfortunate.

If you have a bit more light, Tri-X in Diafine is a good combo...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 12-03-2017
Replies: 23
Views: 3,265
Posted By Tim Gray
Yeah, in the initial stages of setting up a...

Yeah, in the initial stages of setting up a camera-scanning station, as you know. I grabbed the first neg I had and didn't even take it out of the sleeve (not recommended).

The above works more or...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 12-02-2017
Replies: 23
Views: 3,265
Posted By Tim Gray
Ok this is going to be quick and dirty. There...

Ok this is going to be quick and dirty. There are a lot of subtle adjustments that can be made. However, after I read through a lot about inverting negatives, and things like ColorPerfect, etc., I...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-24-2016
Replies: 30
Views: 2,819
Posted By Tim Gray
I never had much of a problem with TMY-2 as...

I never had much of a problem with TMY-2 as opposed to 400TX, both in XTOL 1:1, pretty much according to the directions in the box. TMY-2 did look a little thinner to the eye but always scanned and...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 12-11-2013
Replies: 248
Views: 107,024
Posted By Tim Gray
Very nice. Sadly the 21 Summilux + A7 is cheaper...

Very nice. Sadly the 21 Summilux + A7 is cheaper than a M 240 + 21 SEM. And I'd get to shoot the 21 Summilux on my film cameras :)

I love my Zeiss 21/4.5, but the only digital it really seems to...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 12-10-2013
Replies: 248
Views: 107,024
Posted By Tim Gray
Thanks. That looks fine to me. This is on the...

Thanks. That looks fine to me. This is on the A7, not the A7r, right?
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 12-10-2013
Replies: 248
Views: 107,024
Posted By Tim Gray
Is corner smearing with the A7 + 21 Summilux...

Is corner smearing with the A7 + 21 Summilux acceptable?
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 11-26-2013
Replies: 504
Views: 103,221
Posted By Tim Gray
So what's the verdict on the A7 vs. A7r with...

So what's the verdict on the A7 vs. A7r with traditionally difficult RF lenses?

In other news, I saw a link of picture of the Zeiss 21/4.5 on an A7r. Trainwreck. It's a shame, one of my favorite...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 11-25-2013
Replies: 504
Views: 103,221
Posted By Tim Gray
I'd have zero problems with getting the A7 over...

I'd have zero problems with getting the A7 over the A7r if it worked better with the 28 Summicron (and the 50 ASPH). Just waiting for someone to shoot something with this combo where I can get a...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 11-25-2013
Replies: 504
Views: 103,221
Posted By Tim Gray
These don't look half bad. I'm much less...

These don't look half bad. I'm much less concerned with vignetting than I am the color shifts and smearing at the edges. Unfortunately, it's hard to tell too much from these shots.

The 28...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-02-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 3,257
Posted By Tim Gray
I do almost exactly the same. I also put a line...

I do almost exactly the same. I also put a line at the 4 liter mark too. A big white painter's bucket, 2 gallon in size.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-02-2013
Replies: 269
Views: 57,721
Posted By Tim Gray
Kind of wish I hadn't sold the one I had now. ...

Kind of wish I hadn't sold the one I had now. Then again, the whole Windows XP thing was a wrench in the works for me anyway.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-27-2013
Replies: 269
Views: 57,721
Posted By Tim Gray
Very cool! I was not aware of that.

Very cool! I was not aware of that.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-23-2013
Replies: 269
Views: 57,721
Posted By Tim Gray
It doesn't do traditional B&W. Or at least mine...

It doesn't do traditional B&W. Or at least mine didn't. It's why I got rid of it.

The software I had/have is 2.4 as well.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-02-2013
Replies: 42
Views: 4,890
Posted By Tim Gray
It's kind of funny. I'm not much of a 90...

It's kind of funny. I'm not much of a 90 shooter, yet I think I've owned more 90's than any other focal length for M.

IF you have the cash, the 90 Macro is a great lens. Small, sharp, and has the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-03-2013
Replies: 89
Views: 11,667
Posted By Tim Gray
Cool. Hopefully this is positive news! I love...

Cool. Hopefully this is positive news! I love Tri-X, T-Max, and Portra.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-26-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 2,700
Posted By Tim Gray
The funny thing to me is that I've never ever had...

The funny thing to me is that I've never ever had my T-Max 400 or 3200 come out with even the slightest tint, but all of my Tri-X does.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-24-2013
Replies: 52
Views: 4,996
Posted By Tim Gray
This is the exact decision you have to make. I...

This is the exact decision you have to make. I asked myself that same question about the XPan and sold it as a result. So take it if it makes the cut and get rid of it if it doesn't.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-23-2013
Replies: 52
Views: 4,996
Posted By Tim Gray
I've not taken a trip quite like yours, but I...

I've not taken a trip quite like yours, but I used to take week long trips a couple times a year. I ended up settling on two M bodies, three lenses, and a GR1v for hell of it (it's small, autofocus,...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 08-23-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,092
Posted By Tim Gray
I don't see too many problems with the scan. ...

I don't see too many problems with the scan. You'll get a bit nicer results as you get more experience. It's the post processing. As mentioned above, curves are the tool I'd use. Levels can help...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-22-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 753
Posted By Tim Gray
I know it's not black paint, but none of my...

I know it's not black paint, but none of my Leicas have anything written on the bottom. 1 chrome M6, 1 black chrome M7, and 1 a la carte black chrome M7. No open/close indicator or any other...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-22-2013
Replies: 59
Views: 4,978
Posted By Tim Gray
I do. There are few instances where even a good...

I do. There are few instances where even a good multicoated filter can cause some ghosting. If I'm doing long exposure shots at night (not often), if I think of it, I might pop off the filter. The...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 08-21-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 20,779
Posted By Tim Gray
I have not found this to be true at all venues,...

I have not found this to be true at all venues, particularly the smaller ones. I've done a few shows where I was at ISO 6400, f/1.8 and 1/25 s where I was still underexposed.

If the lighting is...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-17-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 3,757
Posted By Tim Gray
While I do love the 28 Summicron, it's not...

While I do love the 28 Summicron, it's not exactly cheap. The CV 28/3.5 is a great little lens. It's a shame it was discontinued, as its going price has gone up a bit. My choice would either be...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-13-2013
Replies: 34
Views: 3,865
Posted By Tim Gray
Not sure if this is helpful, but there is this...

Not sure if this is helpful, but there is this pdf of instructions:

http://adox.de/RODINAL.pdf

You can also find a pdf of Agfa B&W chemistry instructions. It has a page or two on Rodinal. I don't...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 08-13-2013
Replies: 191
Views: 101,800
Posted By Tim Gray
Man, I do miss Al. He was wonderful. Totally...

Man, I do miss Al. He was wonderful.

Totally missed why Roger left. I do remember when and why he left APUG. I have had a couple of 'internet friends' who got banned here; not sure if I agreed...
Forum: Digital Compacts 08-06-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 1,394
Posted By Tim Gray
Not tried it but if I remember, I can take some...

Not tried it but if I remember, I can take some snap shots tomorrow.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-06-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 5,021
Posted By Tim Gray
Even better!

Even better!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-06-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 5,021
Posted By Tim Gray
Haha, well that's pretty funny. Thanks for...

Haha, well that's pretty funny. Thanks for taking the hit on the price for me - it was very affordable :)

I'm really digging it.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-06-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 5,021
Posted By Tim Gray
sepiareverb: Unless you sold it to NB23, then no....

sepiareverb: Unless you sold it to NB23, then no. I got it from him.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-06-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 5,021
Posted By Tim Gray
Not my picture (or lens), but it is my camera...

Not my picture (or lens), but it is my camera now. Got it used. M7, black chrome, no markings anywhere, MP , 0.58x finder with out the 75 mm frame lines.

Had I bought it new, I would have tried...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-28-2013
Replies: 60
Views: 5,309
Posted By Tim Gray
I had an M7 and an M6. Liked the M7 so much that...

I had an M7 and an M6. Liked the M7 so much that I got another one (used of course). The M6 had developed a shutter problem, but I haven't had any problems with the M7's yet. The second one is a...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-21-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 2,894
Posted By Tim Gray
I only ever rented the camera for a weekend, but...

I only ever rented the camera for a weekend, but Lightroom 5 does report some estimated f/stop. I don't know how it's calculated or what EXIF it's pulling from, but it is even displayed for...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-20-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 3,271
Posted By Tim Gray
I had an XPan. Sold it because I didn't like...

I had an XPan. Sold it because I didn't like carrying around it and my M at the same time, so I usually just grabbed the M, leaving the XPan neglected. However, it was a great camera. Fantastic...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-20-2013
Replies: 59
Views: 7,713
Posted By Tim Gray
Always said to see films go, especially ones that...

Always said to see films go, especially ones that people really like. I never shot much of it, but 400X was a pretty amazing film.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 07-18-2013
Replies: 269
Views: 57,721
Posted By Tim Gray
During the brief time I owned the F-135, it only...

During the brief time I owned the F-135, it only scanned C-41 135 film. No B&W.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 07-16-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 696
Posted By Tim Gray
Give it a try. I periodically use my 21/4.5...

Give it a try. I periodically use my 21/4.5 without it's square hood and never really had any issues, so if the round hood doesn't work, I wouldn't sweat it too much.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 11-20-2012
Replies: 34
Views: 5,109
Posted By Tim Gray
If you are based in the US, I'd get a Beseler...

If you are based in the US, I'd get a Beseler 23CII (or III). They are incredibly robust and widely used. So not only can you pick up one up for cheap, parts are also plentiful on the used market. ...
Forum: Optics Theory - 11-13-2012
Replies: 52
Views: 6,517
Posted By Tim Gray
About 4-5 years ago, I sold my ZM 35 and bought a...

About 4-5 years ago, I sold my ZM 35 and bought a 28 to pair with my 50. Never looked back. Granted, I had the 28+50 combo on my other camera (SLR) so I knew I got along with 28. The choice is...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-27-2012
Replies: 109
Views: 27,133
Posted By Tim Gray
I use mostly XTOL 1:1 and just use the times...

I use mostly XTOL 1:1 and just use the times given for different temps in the XTOL pdf. I took the data in there and fit a line to them so I have times for 68-75 F or 80 F (depending on the film) in...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 09-21-2012
Replies: 5,265
Views: 790,945
Posted By Tim Gray
Glad to have you back. :) I'm digging the...

Glad to have you back. :) I'm digging the processing.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 09-21-2012
Replies: 5,265
Views: 790,945
Posted By Tim Gray
Oh it was highlight recovery. I see. Anyways,...

Oh it was highlight recovery. I see. Anyways, still a nice photo.

By the way, I wasn't really 'picking' on it, I was just curious if it was something in the scene, something in the camera, or...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-20-2012
Replies: 63
Views: 10,317
Posted By Tim Gray
I've waited. Never bought a digital M in the...

I've waited. Never bought a digital M in the first place. The M9 was interesting to me, but the ISO performance and the issues with many wide angle lenses put me off - way too much money for me for...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-17-2012
Replies: 135
Views: 72,813
Posted By Tim Gray
Pretty cool. Might be a nice companion to my...

Pretty cool. Might be a nice companion to my Zeiss 21/4.5.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-06-2012
Replies: 223
Views: 52,641
Posted By Tim Gray
New ZM lens in 2013

Looks like there is a new ZM lens coming in 2013:



http://blogs.zeiss.com/photo/en/?p=2745
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-29-2012
Replies: 39
Views: 4,093
Posted By Tim Gray
Target in my area stopped developing film locally...

Target in my area stopped developing film locally 4 years ago. Same with Walmart. No Costcos in the area so I mail them out.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-21-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 1,618
Posted By Tim Gray
Keep in mind that film was designed to be...

Keep in mind that film was designed to be printed, so the 'post processing' including printing. While you could adjust the print in the printing stage, even a straight print at grade 2 applies a...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-21-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 2,254
Posted By Tim Gray
Doh - of course a red window leak wouldn't expose...

Doh - of course a red window leak wouldn't expose all of the ink backings. Somehow I missed that on the first look.

Maybe send an email or PM to Simon Galley over on APUG. He works for Ilford and...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-21-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 2,254
Posted By Tim Gray
What camera are you shooting on? Printing on the...

What camera are you shooting on? Printing on the backing paper showing through I thought usually occurs because of crummy 'red windows' on your 120 camera.
Forum: Fuji X Series 05-21-2012
Replies: 48
Views: 6,431
Posted By Tim Gray
I say this as a 100% film shooter: The M-M files...

I say this as a 100% film shooter: The M-M files can be adjusted. The samples posted haven't been adjusted to provide them that kind of tonality. It's probably there if you want it. Shooting...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 05-21-2012
Replies: 30
Views: 3,874
Posted By Tim Gray
The newer one is much better in this...

The newer one is much better in this respect.

But, if you want to clean your scroll ball, try putting a piece of paper on the table, turning your mouse upside down, and rolling it around a bunch on...
Forum: Fuji X Series 05-20-2012
Replies: 48
Views: 6,431
Posted By Tim Gray
I think the initial reviewers are doing more or...

I think the initial reviewers are doing more or less straight conversions so people have a sense of what the camera is capable of.

If you shoot film, think of the files as flat scans. You can...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 05-20-2012
Replies: 30
Views: 3,874
Posted By Tim Gray
I love mine.

I love mine.
Forum: Fuji X Series 05-20-2012
Replies: 48
Views: 6,431
Posted By Tim Gray
Even if it was the best camera in the world, the...

Even if it was the best camera in the world, the M-M isn't $6300 niftier than the X-Pro. No argument there. Diminishing returns and all. But that's pretty much true of all Leicas.

But, there is a...
Forum: Fuji X Series 05-20-2012
Replies: 48
Views: 6,431
Posted By Tim Gray
FWIW, I have seen better samples from the M-M at...

FWIW, I have seen better samples from the M-M at high ISO. But the X-Pro1 does look great!
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 05-20-2012
Replies: 121
Views: 17,490
Posted By Tim Gray
I've worked with the files some. I shoot 100%...

I've worked with the files some. I shoot 100% film right now and am NOT a pro. The files look great to me. Very easy to work with. I'm not sure if the camera offers something that I want until I...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-16-2012
Replies: 67
Views: 5,035
Posted By Tim Gray
I don't know about the other questions, but I...

I don't know about the other questions, but I don't think it would make the camera significantly cheaper. LCD screens are cheap. Much cheaper than new R&D on how to build a camera with many...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-16-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 1,727
Posted By Tim Gray
I'd say it's a development issue (not fix).

I'd say it's a development issue (not fix).
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 05-16-2012
Replies: 121
Views: 17,490
Posted By Tim Gray
Which is probably why they worded it that way :D

Which is probably why they worded it that way :D
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 05-14-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 2,703
Posted By Tim Gray
Since getting photographers on the internet to...

Since getting photographers on the internet to even agree on what 'latitude' means, you are probably right :D
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 05-14-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 2,703
Posted By Tim Gray
If you get prints that YOU like at EI 640, then...

If you get prints that YOU like at EI 640, then who's to tell you you are doing it wrong? That's why the advice is to do this test for yourself, with your equipment, and figure out what you...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-14-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 2,416
Posted By Tim Gray
Didn't know Kodak had a research reactor. That's...

Didn't know Kodak had a research reactor. That's cool. A lot of university's have them, which many don't know about. Reed College has one and teaches undergrads how to operate it. Not that they...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-14-2012
Replies: 76
Views: 8,480
Posted By Tim Gray
I hear you. The 35/2 is a great lens. For me,...

I hear you. The 35/2 is a great lens. For me, the smallness or compactness of a rangefinder kit in is enough. I don't feel the need to also seek out the smallest lenses I can get. Or really look...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-13-2012
Replies: 127
Views: 11,872
Posted By Tim Gray
Same way they were on Tri-X. They weren't :D

Same way they were on Tri-X. They weren't :D
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-13-2012
Replies: 127
Views: 11,872
Posted By Tim Gray
For me, that's the big problem. $8k is a lot of...

For me, that's the big problem. $8k is a lot of cash, but I've been saving since the M9 was announced. The original one. I could afford it. But I can't in good conscious plunk down that kind of...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 05-12-2012
Replies: 121
Views: 17,490
Posted By Tim Gray
rxmd is spot on. The only way you could change...

rxmd is spot on. The only way you could change it on the fly is a filter in front of or behind/in the lens. Behind/in the lens introduces aberrations if the lens design doesn't account for...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 05-12-2012
Replies: 121
Views: 17,490
Posted By Tim Gray
Besides the obvious monochrome bit, I thought it...

Besides the obvious monochrome bit, I thought it had the same 'upgrades' that the M9-P did: same top plate, lack of markings (which must cost Leica *so* much money), and the sapphire cover glass. ...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 05-12-2012
Replies: 121
Views: 17,490
Posted By Tim Gray
At the same time, DR might be a little better...

At the same time, DR might be a little better because noise from one noisy channel (B) won't be mixed in with the other channels during demosaicing, because you don't demosaic. But as semilog, said,...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 05-12-2012
Replies: 121
Views: 17,490
Posted By Tim Gray
I don't know what spectral sensitivity they'll...

I don't know what spectral sensitivity they'll end up with, but once it's decided upon, you are stuck with it. And it's going to be roughly panchromatic (because not doing that would be silly for...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 05-12-2012
Replies: 121
Views: 17,490
Posted By Tim Gray
Gabriel: It's not really philosophy. EM...

Gabriel: It's not really philosophy. EM radiation of certain wavelengths exists, and certain pure wavelengths are usually equated with certain colors, as well as combinations of wavelengths. Many...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 05-11-2012
Replies: 121
Views: 17,490
Posted By Tim Gray
Boost in resolution should be a real thing, but...

Boost in resolution should be a real thing, but twice as much is probably too much. Most numbers I've read put it around 1.3 times the resolution. It's probably hard to assign a fixed number to the...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 05-11-2012
Replies: 184
Views: 18,327
Posted By Tim Gray
Really makes $8k hard to swallow with all the...

Really makes $8k hard to swallow with all the reports of sending them back for 1-2 month stretches.

At least the repair bills are cheap out of warrantee :D
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-11-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 3,007
Posted By Tim Gray
Notice a trend here? :D I should have said this...

Notice a trend here? :D I should have said this earlier, but if you can spare the cash, but 3-4 rolls of different types of film, shoot the SAME thing with all of them, and get them developed. See...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-11-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 3,007
Posted By Tim Gray
Personally, I like Kodak film. I'd shoot Portra...

Personally, I like Kodak film. I'd shoot Portra 160 or Ektar 100. You can easily get away with rating Portra 160 at 100 if you wish.

Fuji makes some good film too. If you like the way it looks,...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 05-11-2012
Replies: 184
Views: 18,327
Posted By Tim Gray
So you going to get one Jay? :D I want. The...

So you going to get one Jay? :D I want. The stories of M9 reliability scare me off. Then the price kidney punches me and kicks me down the steps.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 05-11-2012
Replies: 184
Views: 18,327
Posted By Tim Gray
Yeah, I mentioned that possibility on another...

Yeah, I mentioned that possibility on another forum. Could have been interesting.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 05-11-2012
Replies: 184
Views: 18,327
Posted By Tim Gray
You might get a bump in DR in the shadows because...

You might get a bump in DR in the shadows because of reduced noise. Reduced noise not because the sensor 'has' less noise, but because you avoid introducing more noise with the de-bayer step.

I...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-11-2012
Replies: 127
Views: 11,872
Posted By Tim Gray
As of now, no. It is interesting. I'm sticking...

As of now, no. It is interesting. I'm sticking with film for now for B&W. If my scanner breaks, film prices continue to rise dramatically, and all of my film cameras need expensive repairs, I...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-10-2012
Replies: 397
Views: 27,367
Posted By Tim Gray
HAHAHA. No. I already have a 50/1.4 ASPH,...

HAHAHA. No.

I already have a 50/1.4 ASPH, bought for new for 1/3rd of the APO Summicron's price. It's plenty good enough technically for me, is a stop faster, and much cheaper. Absolutely no...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 05-09-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,652
Posted By Tim Gray
I've done it. For when I wanted many prints...

I've done it. For when I wanted many prints (50+) and didn't feel like doing them in the darkroom. When I wanted print sizes that I can't handle in my darkroom. When I have negs that need more...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-05-2012
Replies: 60
Views: 5,352
Posted By Tim Gray
Try a 24 or 25. I feel 28 is too close to 35. ...

Try a 24 or 25. I feel 28 is too close to 35. For close environmental portraits, 24 or 28 is just about perfect (I lean towards 28). 21 is a nice match with 35 as a 'really' wide lens. 21 also...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 04-30-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 1,951
Posted By Tim Gray
As to why the file is bigger than a digi cam file...

As to why the file is bigger than a digi cam file - TIFF files have 3 bits of data for each pixel: R, G, and B. RAW files from cameras (99.9% of the time) have only one color per pixel: R, G, or B. ...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 04-30-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 1,951
Posted By Tim Gray
You can also save TIFF with lossless compression...

You can also save TIFF with lossless compression in a program like Photoshop. LZW or ZIP - try the different combos and see what the resulting files sizes are. Try to avoid layers - they really...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 04-28-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 3,311
Posted By Tim Gray
Not used the CLE or the Hexar, but 28mm on a 0.58...

Not used the CLE or the Hexar, but 28mm on a 0.58 finder is pretty awesome. Just about perfect in my mind. Note, I wear contacts - haven't tried it with glasses.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-27-2012
Replies: 26
Views: 3,791
Posted By Tim Gray
First off, you probably won't get results you...

First off, you probably won't get results you like at those ISOs with film. Maybe 1600-3200, but much above that is going to be dicey and VERY dependent on how you expose.

Second, if it's really...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-26-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 6,819
Posted By Tim Gray
Fuji had a posting around the end of 2010 that...

Fuji had a posting around the end of 2010 that said it was discontinued. Translate this:

http://fujifilm.jp/information/articlead_0066.html
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 04-25-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 3,708
Posted By Tim Gray
I don't have one of these cameras, but when the...

I don't have one of these cameras, but when the pictures first started appearing on the internet, I thought that lots of them had large amounts of flare. Not so much the ghosting type of flare...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-23-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,412
Posted By Tim Gray
An M6 with an .85 is going to be more expensive...

An M6 with an .85 is going to be more expensive than a standard M6. I've seen a lot of standard M6's priced at $1200 recently - don't know if they are selling. So I'll throw out a number of $1400...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-16-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,215
Posted By Tim Gray
I have one on my newer M7. I didn't add it...

I have one on my newer M7. I didn't add it myself. While I don't dislike it, I don't really find it superior or even that much different from the new style lever that's on my other M7 or my M6. I...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-10-2012
Replies: 55
Views: 5,167
Posted By Tim Gray
The one you want more.

The one you want more.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 04-07-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,173
Posted By Tim Gray
Zeiss has two other pdfs on the Tessar and Planar...

Zeiss has two other pdfs on the Tessar and Planar name as well. As far as I'm concerned, they came up with the names originally, so these three pdfs have the definitive answers, unless someone has...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 04-07-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,173
Posted By Tim Gray
Pretty much all lenses have deviated from the...

Pretty much all lenses have deviated from the original 'pure' Planar and Biogon designs. It sounds like the Biogons have a bit of Distagon element in them (most symmetric lenses do) meaning they...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-04-2012
Replies: 38
Views: 2,339
Posted By Tim Gray
The funny thing is that on set of a movie, the...

The funny thing is that on set of a movie, the lighting isn't natural at all.

But I know what you mean. I'd chalk it up mostly due to aesthetics, with a helping of different technologies and needs....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-04-2012
Replies: 27
Views: 3,649
Posted By Tim Gray
And I'd have to second this if I didn't make it...

And I'd have to second this if I didn't make it clear in my post. This is what I got from Mike J.'s article.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-04-2012
Replies: 27
Views: 3,649
Posted By Tim Gray
While I understand what you are asking for (a...

While I understand what you are asking for (a 28mm lens with 'it'), I'm not sure that's what Mike J. was getting at...

Anyway, I've used 3 28s. Canon 28/1.8 for SLR, the CV 28/3.5 for LTM, and the...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 04-04-2012
Replies: 48
Views: 4,789
Posted By Tim Gray
Looked at your original thread (even commented on...

Looked at your original thread (even commented on it I see). I guess I'm not seeing where you are getting clipping or why you think you have clipping in that example. Scanners should have NO...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 04-03-2012
Replies: 48
Views: 4,789
Posted By Tim Gray
Color neg has about the same dmax as B&W - 1.8 to...

Color neg has about the same dmax as B&W - 1.8 to 2ish. Of course, that's on the straight part of the characteristic curve. If you have some real high exposure up on the shoulder and/or you've over...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 04-03-2012
Replies: 48
Views: 4,789
Posted By Tim Gray
Most color neg or B&W neg shouldn't have high...

Most color neg or B&W neg shouldn't have high enough densities to pose much of a problem for decent consumer scanners - particularly the Coolscans. If you are getting clipping, it's probably a...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 04-03-2012
Replies: 48
Views: 4,789
Posted By Tim Gray
Agreed. That's why (I think) I have it set to...

Agreed. That's why (I think) I have it set to Auto, but clip 0% of the pixels. But I might not - I'll check when I get home. I don't even look at the previews or ever touch the controls in...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-03-2012
Replies: 108
Views: 6,965
Posted By Tim Gray
Really? Please tell us how.

Really?

Please tell us how.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 04-03-2012
Replies: 48
Views: 4,789
Posted By Tim Gray
CNNY - as to the color tab thing - I don't even...

CNNY - as to the color tab thing - I don't even know what I have it set on now. I've tried various settings over the years since I wrote that up and have found very little difference in the final...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-03-2012
Replies: 108
Views: 6,965
Posted By Tim Gray
I do agree with you though - Leica prices have...

I do agree with you though - Leica prices have gotten to the point where they are testing my willingness to stay with the system. If I made 3 times as much, I'd stick with it. But I don't.

Any new...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-03-2012
Replies: 108
Views: 6,965
Posted By Tim Gray
Yeah I guess I should have added: no kids, no...

Yeah I guess I should have added: no kids, no mortgage, no debt.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-03-2012
Replies: 108
Views: 6,965
Posted By Tim Gray
I make an average salary in the US. I've never...

I make an average salary in the US. I've never bought anything Leica new, other than a tabletop tripod, but I'm thinking about it soon. Mainly through saving my money and not blowing it on other...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 04-02-2012
Replies: 48
Views: 4,789
Posted By Tim Gray
I've never had much of a problem with - Vuescan...

I've never had much of a problem with - Vuescan and a Coolscan V. These are my setting for the most part:
http://125px.com/articles/photography/digital/vuescan/
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-02-2012
Replies: 33
Views: 6,572
Posted By Tim Gray
Just got the book today. Looks real interesting....

Just got the book today. Looks real interesting. I'll try to do an Amazon review if I can - it's not really my kind of thing, but I think I'm going to enjoy your book.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-02-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 1,503
Posted By Tim Gray
It was dried mud in an abandoned lot.

It was dried mud in an abandoned lot.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-01-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 1,503
Posted By Tim Gray
Oh, I forgot, if you throw on a red 25 filter or...

Oh, I forgot, if you throw on a red 25 filter or an ND, obviously, you can get a lot closer to what you want. Here's an example of properly exposed TMZ rated at 800 in the sunlight (not wide...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-01-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 1,503
Posted By Tim Gray
I shoot P3200 in the daylight all the time. ...

I shoot P3200 in the daylight all the time. Mostly rated at 800 for these conditions, but sometimes 1600. My top shutter speed is 1/1000, so if it's in the full sun, it's usually rated at 800 and...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 04-01-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 1,984
Posted By Tim Gray
Photo corners. Unless you are mounting your...

Photo corners. Unless you are mounting your photos with the tape.
Forum: Photo Software 04-01-2012
Replies: 136
Views: 11,915
Posted By Tim Gray
I bought CS 2 in grad school. Then I graduated...

I bought CS 2 in grad school. Then I graduated and work gets every version, so I use it on my work laptop.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-01-2012
Replies: 30
Views: 3,087
Posted By Tim Gray
Funny stuff. I'm actually kind of surprised...

Funny stuff.

I'm actually kind of surprised there aren't forums out there for hammers or hand tools. There are forums out there for fountain pens, flashlights, bikes and all kinds of ****. While...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 03-31-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 1,984
Posted By Tim Gray
I get my stuff from Frame Destination. Run by a...

I get my stuff from Frame Destination. Run by a photographer I think. He's a sponsor on APUG and periodically runs specials too.

http://www.framedestination.com/
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 03-30-2012
Replies: 37
Views: 39,783
Posted By Tim Gray
Not that I know of. One way change the gamma of...

Not that I know of. One way change the gamma of a file is to assign the original with a profile that has been adjusted to have gamma 1 and then convert it to the original profile. For example, make...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-30-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 25,362
Posted By Tim Gray
I personally don't like Silverfast, but I can see...

I personally don't like Silverfast, but I can see why some do. It does give you a lot of tools for getting good color (and probably B&W) out of your scans. Vuescan always gave me funny colors with...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 03-30-2012
Replies: 69
Views: 8,334
Posted By Tim Gray
What does the frame line setting do then? I...

What does the frame line setting do then? I would have thought it's only purpose was to produce frame lines in the finder.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 03-29-2012
Replies: 37
Views: 39,783
Posted By Tim Gray
One of two ways. If you just want to play around...

One of two ways. If you just want to play around with it, go to the File->Open menu. Navigate to your file. In the file format drop down menu, change it to Camera Raw.

The second way is to modify...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 03-28-2012
Replies: 37
Views: 39,783
Posted By Tim Gray
I'm no expert on LR. However, if you can't think...

I'm no expert on LR. However, if you can't think of any reason to have linear gamma files, I'd say avoid linear gamma files and just go with the TIFF DNG. Two reasons for linear gamma files are 1)...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 03-28-2012
Replies: 37
Views: 39,783
Posted By Tim Gray
Pretty sure. There are a lot of boxes in Vuescan...

Pretty sure. There are a lot of boxes in Vuescan to check :) but that's how I scan my files. Raw TIFFS. They open up as linear files in PS and ACR. I don't have LR on me at the moment, but I...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 03-28-2012
Replies: 37
Views: 39,783
Posted By Tim Gray
1) TIFF - normal RGB data, corrected gamma, all...

1) TIFF - normal RGB data, corrected gamma, all other Vuescan post processing baked into the file
2) TIFF/DNG - same as above as a DNG
3) Raw - normal RGB data, gamma 1 (most of the time), IR...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 03-28-2012
Replies: 37
Views: 39,783
Posted By Tim Gray
That is true. However, I find it a lot easier to...

That is true. However, I find it a lot easier to adjust gamma with the levels or curves dialogue in PS than adjusting profiles in LR.

The point I've made in the past about LR not being great for...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 03-28-2012
Replies: 37
Views: 39,783
Posted By Tim Gray
I realize what you are saying. And I'm saying...

I realize what you are saying. And I'm saying this:

1) Vuescan Raw files aren't 'RAW' as most people understand them, since most people understand them to be camera derived files. Which you get...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 03-28-2012
Replies: 37
Views: 39,783
Posted By Tim Gray
ACR saves adjustments in TIFF and JPEG files too....

ACR saves adjustments in TIFF and JPEG files too. Not sure about LR. Regardless, storing those adjustments in the metadata is useless to me if I can't make all the adjustments I need to make in...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 03-28-2012
Replies: 37
Views: 39,783
Posted By Tim Gray
RAW files from cameras are typically data before...

RAW files from cameras are typically data before the demosaicing. If you look at a RAW file with no processing, it's got a checkerboard pattern to it and it's monochrome.

RAW files from scanners...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-27-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 3,744
Posted By Tim Gray
My EF 50/1.4's focus mechanism broke while...

My EF 50/1.4's focus mechanism broke while sitting in a closet (a hood wouldn't have helped). For what it's worth, I could still manual focus it in my case.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 03-27-2012
Replies: 42
Views: 4,057
Posted By Tim Gray
Thanks. I saw your other post too. I'll let you...

Thanks. I saw your other post too. I'll let you go shoot it some more - eager to hear what you think about this lens.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 03-27-2012
Replies: 42
Views: 4,057
Posted By Tim Gray
Dave - how's the 18?

Dave - how's the 18?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-27-2012
Replies: 77
Views: 7,271
Posted By Tim Gray
Deflation would be worse. And the point is that...

Deflation would be worse.

And the point is that inflation is not currently tracking (or anything close) to the amount the monetary base has been expanded. The whole "The Fed is running the printing...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-27-2012
Replies: 77
Views: 7,271
Posted By Tim Gray
Not really. But you are free to believe whatever...

Not really. But you are free to believe whatever you want. Inflation isn't nearly as bad as you are making it out to be, particularly in light of how large the expansion in monetary base has...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 03-23-2012
Replies: 71
Views: 26,307
Posted By Tim Gray
It's not the best photo, but I wanted to bump...

It's not the best photo, but I wanted to bump this thread back up. This might be one of the coolest lenses I've ever owned. It's amazing that it's so great while remaining...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-22-2012
Replies: 507
Views: 186,726
Posted By Tim Gray
philipus - I'm pretty sure it's the 75 Summilux...

philipus - I'm pretty sure it's the 75 Summilux in this case. I seem to remember seeing it in some of my film shots with this lens. I just don't think it's fully corrected for chromatic aberrations.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 03-21-2012
Replies: 49
Views: 8,404
Posted By Tim Gray
Makes sense. Just so you know, which I assume...

Makes sense. Just so you know, which I assume you do, the raw conversion has already taken place in that scenario. But it's an interesting way to get at the RPP tone curves. Thanks again for the...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 03-21-2012
Replies: 49
Views: 8,404
Posted By Tim Gray
Can I ask how you are processing the XP1 images...

Can I ask how you are processing the XP1 images in RPP? I didn't think it supported that camera yet...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-20-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 3,108
Posted By Tim Gray
I sold my Summicron the minute I got my Summilux....

I sold my Summicron the minute I got my Summilux. If I wanted $4k back, I'd sell them both and get a Zeiss 50/2 :) But right now, I like the Summilux.
Forum: Photo Software 03-19-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,447
Posted By Tim Gray
I'm guessing (hoping) that the photos are still...

I'm guessing (hoping) that the photos are still fine. I don't use it very much at all, but this might help.

1. Find your library. Mine is in ~/Pictures/iPhoto Library.
2. Right click or...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-16-2012
Replies: 53
Views: 11,482
Posted By Tim Gray
Cool, good to know.

Cool, good to know.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-16-2012
Replies: 53
Views: 11,482
Posted By Tim Gray
There's also the matter of the LCD overlay used...

There's also the matter of the LCD overlay used in the 5DIII's viewfinder. I don't know where it actually is and if changing the focusing screen somehow screws it up.

But I am thinking about this...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-16-2012
Replies: 88
Views: 9,110
Posted By Tim Gray
Yeah there are a lot of B&W sensors out there,...

Yeah there are a lot of B&W sensors out there, meant for industrial or scientific use.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-15-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,339
Posted By Tim Gray
It's pretty straight forward. You just need...

It's pretty straight forward. You just need three color filters. Photoshop makes it a lot easier too. I'm guessing my method is a little different than pdexposures method, but the details aren't...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-15-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,633
Posted By Tim Gray
I use Vuescan with my V on Lion, no problems. I...

I use Vuescan with my V on Lion, no problems. I scan to a 16bit B&W tiff in Vuescan and finish it off in Photoshop. The settings I use in Vuescan (and PS) are more or less what I have written...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-15-2012
Replies: 88
Views: 9,110
Posted By Tim Gray
I believe Sigma or Fuji did something like that a...

I believe Sigma or Fuji did something like that a while back. A second set of photo sites that were smaller and less sensitive to increase dynamic range. Something like that would work. Not sure...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-15-2012
Replies: 88
Views: 9,110
Posted By Tim Gray
I might be interested. I shoot mostly B&W film. ...

I might be interested. I shoot mostly B&W film.

That being said, it definitely depends on a couple things: ISO performance and pricing. The practical side of me says that I can't afford to have...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 03-14-2012
Replies: 104
Views: 10,440
Posted By Tim Gray
Theoretically I think it should be cheaper, since...

Theoretically I think it should be cheaper, since it wouldn't require the CFA to be added. However, practically, since you'd be making and selling fewer sensors compared to a color sensor, it...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-14-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,270
Posted By Tim Gray
I buy mine from batteryjunction.com

I buy mine from batteryjunction.com
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-14-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,026
Posted By Tim Gray
I'm going with DAG for sure. This is just a...

I'm going with DAG for sure. This is just a regular old M6, in pretty good shape, with no packaging. I should have been clearer about that - I forgot there are so many variations. It was my first...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-14-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,026
Posted By Tim Gray
Thanks for the opinions guys. I guess I'll skip...

Thanks for the opinions guys. I guess I'll skip the MP finder upgrade. I was kind of guessing that it wouldn't be worth it.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-14-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,026
Posted By Tim Gray
It needs the service. So I'm already $150 down.

It needs the service. So I'm already $150 down.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-14-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,026
Posted By Tim Gray
Current prices for an M6

What are current prices for an M6 classic, chrome, with and without the MP finder upgrade? I've got one that will go on the market eventually, after I send it in for service. I'm debating getting...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-14-2012
Replies: 628
Views: 158,349
Posted By Tim Gray
Thanks for the update - keep us posted when the...

Thanks for the update - keep us posted when the changeover happens. I'll try to burn through my slide film, but at my current rate of shooting, I'm sure I won't make a dent.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-13-2012
Replies: 628
Views: 158,349
Posted By Tim Gray
Crap. I have a bunch of E-6 that I need to...

Crap. I have a bunch of E-6 that I need to shoot. But not for $20/roll.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-09-2012
Replies: 65
Views: 5,742
Posted By Tim Gray
You have good taste in film :) An interesting...

You have good taste in film :)

An interesting note about film prices. I just dug out of the fridge an unopened 100' roll of 35mm Tri-X, expired in 1982. $17.60.
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 03-08-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 3,339
Posted By Tim Gray
I pretty much develop my film (mostly Kodak film)...

I pretty much develop my film (mostly Kodak film) according to the times and temps in the XTOL pdf. 5 inversions every 30 seconds, not gentle inversions either. Stuff prints find on grade 2-3 and...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 03-08-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 1,605
Posted By Tim Gray
It is a great book, but Ctein is a bit over the...

It is a great book, but Ctein is a bit over the top sometimes. Take it with a grain of salt. I'm personally ok that my prints are 'truly sharp'.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-07-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 2,690
Posted By Tim Gray
Somewhat off topic, but somewhat relevant. Might...

Somewhat off topic, but somewhat relevant. Might be of interest to some people:
http://www.onlandscape.co.uk/2011/12/big-camera-comparison/
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-07-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 3,562
Posted By Tim Gray
The SWC is a seriously cool camera. But I'd...

The SWC is a seriously cool camera. But I'd figure out if you want to look through the lens (get the 40) or if you want panorama (get the Xpan 30). If none of that makes a difference, then get the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-07-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 2,690
Posted By Tim Gray
You are more than welcome to check out my flickr...

You are more than welcome to check out my flickr stream to see what the 35mm scans from Precision Camera look like. I've mostly only had Portra scanned by them on a Leica, but there are some Xpan...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 03-07-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 1,605
Posted By Tim Gray
Yeah I lucked out big time on the 80. I got...

Yeah I lucked out big time on the 80. I got tired of waiting for a great deal on the 50 and just bought one on ebay for $150 I think. I figured the two averaged out :) And now I'm set for...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-07-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 3,851
Posted By Tim Gray
I might take you up on that. I'm backing off on...

I might take you up on that. I'm backing off on the idea of getting the 21 Lux, but we'll see. A 5DIII and a 24/1.4 would go nicely with my 1V.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 03-07-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 1,605
Posted By Tim Gray
The APO-Rodagon N's are nice lenses. As...

The APO-Rodagon N's are nice lenses. As sepiareverb says, probably not worth it if you aren't doing huge enlargements, though definitely worth it if you can pick up an 80mm APO for $50 (which I did...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-07-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 3,851
Posted By Tim Gray
Jay, you might be the only person I know who has...

Jay, you might be the only person I know who has shot with the Canon, Leica, and Nikon 24/1.4s. What do you think of them all?

Also, you might be right about the ease of shooting with slower...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-07-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 3,851
Posted By Tim Gray
0.58x finders don't have frames for 24mm lenses.

0.58x finders don't have frames for 24mm lenses.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-07-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 3,072
Posted By Tim Gray
A couple things: 1) I think color film will be...

A couple things:

1) I think color film will be around for a bit. Maybe not as long as I'd like, but I suspect (and hope) longer than a year or two.
2) At some point, some non-Leica camera maker...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 03-06-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 4,715
Posted By Tim Gray
It actually seems like a bit of an odd choice,...

It actually seems like a bit of an odd choice, what with the Ricoh and Sony options out there.

I'm interested in seeing a couple of real reviews from this camera. If it looks as good as it's...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-06-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 3,851
Posted By Tim Gray
I'd be interested, depending on size and price. ...

I'd be interested, depending on size and price. Obviously it would be larger and more expensive than the 28/2, but depending on how much larger and more expensive, it might be palatable to me. I...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 03-03-2012
Replies: 49
Views: 10,609
Posted By Tim Gray
This is interesting: Not saying it's...

This is interesting:



Not saying it's discontinued, but I wonder why Amazon has yanked it?

http://theonlinephotographer.typepad.com/the_online_photographer/2012/03/this-saturday.html
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-22-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 824
Posted By Tim Gray
I love it too. $7 is expensive, but still worth...

I love it too. $7 is expensive, but still worth it for me.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-16-2012
Replies: 43
Views: 5,579
Posted By Tim Gray
Other than film. I love how every MP/M7...

Other than film.

I love how every MP/M7 discussion degenerates into the same damn thing.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-16-2012
Replies: 43
Views: 5,579
Posted By Tim Gray
Do you want auto exposure? If so, get the M7. ...

Do you want auto exposure? If so, get the M7. If not, then maybe the extra money for the MP is worth it for you.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-16-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 1,572
Posted By Tim Gray
Yeah you are probably right. I don't know though...

Yeah you are probably right. I don't know though since I've never played with the regular angle finder. I will point out that the finder linked above doesn't have any attachments, so you'd have to...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-16-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 1,231
Posted By Tim Gray
Looks like water on the lens/filter. It would...

Looks like water on the lens/filter. It would show up more in focus than you might suspect if you were using a wide angle lens and were stopped down a bit. And it looks like you were doing both of...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-16-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 1,572
Posted By Tim Gray
As far as I can tell, the difference between the...

As far as I can tell, the difference between the SWC and non-SWC CV angle finders is the crop. Also, since the whole SWC - 21 mm equivalence thing is based on the diagonal field of view (I think),...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-15-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 1,753
Posted By Tim Gray
I don't know about buying the 50 ASPH, but you...

I don't know about buying the 50 ASPH, but you have a camera that you don't really use or need, and you have free access to a camera that you actually use for work (and like more than the 5DII)...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 02-15-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 1,701
Posted By Tim Gray
I do it on a V. It's incredibly annoying in my...

I do it on a V. It's incredibly annoying in my mind, but it does work. I emailed Ed about it at one point and he didn't have any great suggestions - I'd be interested to see if someone else got...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 02-14-2012
Replies: 88
Views: 6,601
Posted By Tim Gray
Why should this thread be any different from any...

Why should this thread be any different from any others :)

To the original poster: I don't know. You might find better answers in a forum where are on the same page with you.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-14-2012
Replies: 42
Views: 5,153
Posted By Tim Gray
For the look :) It might have been cross...

For the look :) It might have been cross processed and/or bleach bypassed - I can't recall.


Ahh yes, check this page (http://www.theasc.com/magazine/july00/suspense/pg3.htm) and search for...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-14-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 1,572
Posted By Tim Gray
The CV finder does offer a beautiful view, but I...

The CV finder does offer a beautiful view, but I found that for handheld work, it sometimes forced an awkward posture: head hunched over, etc.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-14-2012
Replies: 42
Views: 5,153
Posted By Tim Gray
Just to follow up my previous...

Just to follow up my previous post:

http://motion.kodak.com/motion/Products/Production/Color_Reversal_Films/5285.htm

Available in 8mm, 16mm, and 35mm.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-14-2012
Replies: 42
Views: 5,153
Posted By Tim Gray
Actually, the bits above about E-6 film not being...

Actually, the bits above about E-6 film not being used in motion film are wrong. The positive print stocks used are essentially negative films (you make a negative print of a negative film and you...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-14-2012
Replies: 42
Views: 5,153
Posted By Tim Gray
Until Kodak says something definitive on the...

Until Kodak says something definitive on the matter, it's a rumor. I've not heard this particular rumor until now. However, seeing how Kodak has trimmed most of it's slide portfolio in the last...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-13-2012
Replies: 221
Views: 76,305
Posted By Tim Gray
How much did that run you?

How much did that run you?
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 02-13-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,204
Posted By Tim Gray
Whcc ..........

Whcc


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Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-13-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 1,775
Posted By Tim Gray
Before the big switch over to digital projection...

Before the big switch over to digital projection (still in progress but getting near the end), the big user of film was release prints. A release print is ~1.5 hours long, 24 fps. I think it's...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 02-11-2012
Replies: 30
Views: 2,793
Posted By Tim Gray
I don't have much experience with FB paper, but...

I don't have much experience with FB paper, but I've been very happy with Ilford Multigrade. Particularly the Warmtone version. It's worth checking out at the very least.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 02-09-2012
Replies: 33
Views: 2,628
Posted By Tim Gray
If this is a roll call, I have a black one that I...

If this is a roll call, I have a black one that I bought used 3 years ago, a bit after they discontinued them. I have to admit that I don't use it very much since I usually use the 28 Summicron...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-09-2012
Replies: 55
Views: 6,393
Posted By Tim Gray
Isn't that true for pretty much any photo (the...

Isn't that true for pretty much any photo (the bit I made bold)?
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 02-09-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 1,634
Posted By Tim Gray
I'd give you suggestions, but most of the **** I...

I'd give you suggestions, but most of the **** I use is weird Unix stuff and things like that.

I can highly recommend Photo Mechanic if it fits your needs.

If you've bought into the whole iCal...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 02-09-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,756
Posted By Tim Gray
You can get by without it. But if you are going...

You can get by without it. But if you are going through the trouble of setting up lights, etc., I'd stick the filter on the camera. You will get better results with the filter, even if it is only a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-09-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 14,920
Posted By Tim Gray
These were minilab scans, so who knows how much...

These were minilab scans, so who knows how much effort was put into making each scan look exactly the same and how much is the result of the scanner setting exposure/color itself.

It's my personal...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-08-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 14,920
Posted By Tim Gray
It's a bit better than the previous 400NC/400VC...

It's a bit better than the previous 400NC/400VC films in this regard, but... you can really do this with most high quality films, especially if scanning/photoshopping. For some reason Portra 400...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 02-08-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 2,021
Posted By Tim Gray
I still think 21 and 28 are good spacing (crop...

I still think 21 and 28 are good spacing (crop factor doesn't really change that), but if you have a real affinity for the 35mm equivalent FOV and are missing it, then I could see an argument for...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 02-08-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 2,021
Posted By Tim Gray
What are you shooting on? Crop factor?

What are you shooting on? Crop factor?
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