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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 22 Hours Ago
Replies: 22
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Posted By IIIg
I use both the SL and SL2. I prefer the SL2...

I use both the SL and SL2. I prefer the SL2 indoors because of the split image viewfinder is considerably easier to use in dim light.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 6 Days Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,465
Posted By IIIg
I believe that Leica has it on display in Wetzlar.

I believe that Leica has it on display in Wetzlar.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 87
Views: 3,214
Posted By IIIg
The recent presentation by the technical man from...

The recent presentation by the technical man from ADOX (quick web search will find it) could not have been more clear or more accurate on these points.

Current film production (by everyone) is using...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 87
Views: 3,214
Posted By IIIg
Price worked its way up by the early 1960's. ...

Price worked its way up by the early 1960's. Kodak 135-36 and 120 were 85 cents a roll everywhere then.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,465
Posted By IIIg
How do Leicas break?

I've owned, and used, Wetzlar Leicas since 1963 (a nice IIIc at first, with a Serenar 50/1.8) and have since acquired other Barnack jewels, some M series beauties, and some Leica reflexes (my...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 87
Views: 3,214
Posted By IIIg
It might be worth the time to check film prices...

It might be worth the time to check film prices at Unique Photo in NJ. They often beat B&H, and Ilford film often is slightly less expensive than Kodak at Unique. I usually buy at least 25 rolls at...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 90
Views: 4,275
Posted By IIIg
One huge challenge to returning to using D-76...

One huge challenge to returning to using D-76 either pre-mixed or by formula is that the Hydroquinone is now much harder to have shipped. B&H is now not shipping D-76! As well shipping the raw...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 90
Views: 4,275
Posted By IIIg
It is unlikely that many of the technical staff...

It is unlikely that many of the technical staff who worked on Xtol problems in the past are still with Kodak.

Kodak's corporate memory walked out the door when staff was fired.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 90
Views: 4,275
Posted By IIIg
It is also possible to make up a...

It is also possible to make up a phenidone/ascorbate based substitute for Dektol and avoid the use/exposure to/discharge to the environment of metol and hydroquinone.

I've been using my own version...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 90
Views: 4,275
Posted By IIIg
I believe you meant to say sodium sulfite, not...

I believe you meant to say sodium sulfite, not sodium sulfate.

Sodium carbonate is also available in the supermarket as washing soda.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 90
Views: 4,275
Posted By IIIg
Rodinal lasts forever. HC110 has yet to be...

Rodinal lasts forever.

HC110 has yet to be proven.

Check back in 30 years.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 90
Views: 4,275
Posted By IIIg
When I was young, Kodak developers came in little...

When I was young, Kodak developers came in little metal cans. Eighty-five cents for a quart of D76.

You are showing your youth mio amigo.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 90
Views: 4,275
Posted By IIIg
Your recommendation on use of distilled water...

Your recommendation on use of distilled water with Xtol is a sound one as one would have the major component of the developer, the water, of defined and constant composition.

I went a different...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 90
Views: 4,275
Posted By IIIg
The old Xtol had a reputation for suddenly "going...

The old Xtol had a reputation for suddenly "going bad" (greatly losing activity) with the symptoms which you describe here. This happened to me.

I stopped buying the packaged Xtol and now make up...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 881
Posted By IIIg
You must be trying to say something, what ever...

You must be trying to say something, what ever that might be.

Please explain so that others can appreciate your insight.
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 881
Posted By IIIg
I'm also a retired research chemist and spent end...

I'm also a retired research chemist and spent end September/early October in Italy, Slovenia, and Croatia with a pair of Leica M's and a Rolleiflex.

No problem with TSA leaving the US with the...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 1,946
Posted By IIIg
I keep my Rollei 3.5E2 in the bottom half of the...

I keep my Rollei 3.5E2 in the bottom half of the "everready" case and don't use a strap.

I carry the camera in a Domke F-5XC case and take it out for use. It's a good fit for the camera, meter,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-02-2019
Replies: 168
Views: 6,225
Posted By IIIg
I'm in Zagreb right now. I walked past the "Foto...

I'm in Zagreb right now.

I walked past the "Foto Studio Central" on Ilica this morning. They offered a pretty decent selection of film. The place resembled the US camera stores of my younger days...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-01-2019
Replies: 168
Views: 6,225
Posted By IIIg
I'm in Istria at the moment with a Rollei 3.5E2...

I'm in Istria at the moment with a Rollei 3.5E2 (Xenotar, if it matters to anyone).

Three or four pleasant conversations a day; usually about the good old days and current availability of film....
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-09-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 2,350
Posted By IIIg
I find that I really prefer the viewfinder on the...

I find that I really prefer the viewfinder on the IIIg. I find no inconvenience with the separate RF/VF windows, I'm quite used to them from using my IIIc's and IIIf's. Been using those since the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-01-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 856
Posted By IIIg
I live in the northern US in upstate New...

I live in the northern US in upstate New York.

My own experience is that the "rule of thumb" should be a "sunny 11" rule. Cross checking with my Gossen meters, confirmed with several hundred rolls...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-24-2019
Replies: 124
Views: 5,052
Posted By IIIg
What are you trying to say?

What are you trying to say?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-24-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,817
Posted By IIIg
My experience as well - perhaps one to two...

My experience as well - perhaps one to two additional stops.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-24-2019
Replies: 124
Views: 5,052
Posted By IIIg
It is difficult to beat a Canon P as a user's...

It is difficult to beat a Canon P as a user's camera. I've owned all of the FSU LTM cameras in the past and the Canon P completely outclasses any/all of them and is worth the cost of a CLA if needed....
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-18-2019
Replies: 124
Views: 5,052
Posted By IIIg
Your chances of finding a useable J8 are quite a...

Your chances of finding a useable J8 are quite a bit better than a useable J3.

Quality control on the J3's was evidently poor. Many of them require shimming to focus properly on a Barnack Leica.

My...
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