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Forum: Photography General Interest 06-12-2019
Replies: 108
Views: 2,852
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
In times past I shot a LOT of Holgas, Dianas,...

In times past I shot a LOT of Holgas, Dianas, Pringles cans, anything that could possibly hold film and occasionally make an image.

Tape ‘em? You betcha!! It wasn't an issue of logo. I was just...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 04-03-2019
Replies: 2,416
Views: 351,886
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
The American Monument - Lee Friedlander The...

The American Monument - Lee Friedlander
The Democratic Forest - William Eggleston
Election Eve - William Eggleston
NATHAN LYONS: In Pursuit of Magic - Jamie Allen, Lisa Hostetler, Jessica S. McDonald
Forum: Chris Crawford 10-20-2018
Replies: 2,567
Views: 370,542
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
Put succinctly, your work is brilliant. A...

Put succinctly, your work is brilliant. A stunning collection of life in America, presented clearly and simply, truly beautiful.

Bravo,

Mark
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-03-2018
Replies: 96
Views: 1,872
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
I stopped shaving on January 1, 1976. I haven’t...

I stopped shaving on January 1, 1976.

I haven’t shaved since. I do trim it as needed...

M
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-30-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 1,219
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
+1 for the Think Tank Mirrorless Mover

+1 for the Think Tank Mirrorless Mover
Forum: RFF Polls 07-21-2018
Replies: 2,934
Views: 1,783,504
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
The skies were gorgeous here, deep blue with...

The skies were gorgeous here, deep blue with wonderful clouds. Perfect for infrared, so I spent 5 glorious hours just havin' fun outside! Now it's time for a nosh, then see if I got any "keepers".
Forum: Fuji X Series 07-20-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,161
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
Great work Helen. I've always admired your...

Great work Helen. I've always admired your sensibilities and your talent, and I have to agree with your assessment of the Fujis for b/w. I seem to have pretty consistent tonal range throughout, and I...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-17-2018
Replies: 126
Views: 5,872
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
Pentax K1000...

Pentax K1000...
Forum: RFF Polls 07-14-2018
Replies: 71
Views: 2,281
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
I print constantly, since I am fortunate enough...

I print constantly, since I am fortunate enough to be included in group and solo exhibits on a fairly consistent basis. For home use I have an Epson 4880 and a Canon Pro-1, and have access to wide...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-01-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 421
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
I prefer a 1/2 case as well. I've never been hard...

I prefer a 1/2 case as well. I've never been hard on my gear, but as I get older I seem to be a bit less surefooted, so this is just added protection against the occasional bump.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-06-2018
Replies: 81
Views: 3,401
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
I'm with Chris Crawford on this one as well. The...

I'm with Chris Crawford on this one as well. The opinions of others holds no sway over me, never has. I have used Domke vests and jackets for years, for their utility, but I don't think they're being...
Forum: Fuji X Series 05-29-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 1,158
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
I love mine, I hope you will as well!

I love mine, I hope you will as well!
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 05-18-2018
Replies: 2,416
Views: 351,886
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
The Photography of Max Yavno

The Photography of Max Yavno
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 05-18-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 1,649
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
My X100F has become one of my favorite cameras. I...

My X100F has become one of my favorite cameras. I have been using it for a long-term project for almost two years, paired with an X-Pro2. Both have served me well, and will continue to do so, I'm...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-17-2018
Replies: 8,958
Views: 874,753
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
Fuji X-T2 and 18-135 lens.

Fuji X-T2 and 18-135 lens.
Forum: Fuji X Series 05-13-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 1,608
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
Beautiful images, reminiscent of a similar...

Beautiful images, reminiscent of a similar experience by the American writer William Least Heat-Moon in his book "Blue Highways", after his visit to a monastery in the U.S.
Forum: RFF Polls 05-13-2018
Replies: 2,934
Views: 1,783,504
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
I believe you've solved my problem!!!:D

I believe you've solved my problem!!!:D
Forum: RFF Polls 04-29-2018
Replies: 2,934
Views: 1,783,504
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
Took a road trip to some small towns in my state...

Took a road trip to some small towns in my state yesterday, found a few "keepers". I spent today doing a bit of editing. It's nice to have some decent weather and warmer temperatures for a day or so!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-26-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 379
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
RichC, what remarkable work. I especially am...

RichC, what remarkable work. I especially am drawn to the mouse on the leaf(?) and the skulls with spikes through them. Lighting, composition, all done so very well, and the additional historical...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-23-2018
Replies: 33
Views: 1,136
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
My choice as well, hands down. I'm in the...

My choice as well, hands down.

I'm in the process of putting mine up for sale for the same reason. Astonishing negatives with resultant gorgeous prints from a cantankerous beast. Every time I think...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-03-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 2,757
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
He just did a great job on a D for me about three...

He just did a great job on a D for me about three months ago, has also done good work on a Mat several years back. Quick, dependable, reasonable prices.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-17-2018
Replies: 114
Views: 3,703
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
For the past 18 months or so I've been using an...

For the past 18 months or so I've been using an X-Pro 2 with a 16-55, and an X100F with the 23 for a long-term project. I love them both, but if I was forced to use just one it would be the X100F. It...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 01-21-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 1,401
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
Thanks for the information on the X-Pro2 firmware...

Thanks for the information on the X-Pro2 firmware update. I had not heard about it yet.
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-12-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 1,000
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
I got a Gariz half case for my X100F, as well as...

I got a Gariz half case for my X100F, as well as a Lensmate folding thumb grip. That combination has proven best for my needs. I have the same half case and thumb grip on my X-Pro2.
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 01-09-2018
Replies: 2,416
Views: 351,886
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
IOWA - Nancy Rexroth Sleeping by the Mississippi...

IOWA - Nancy Rexroth
Sleeping by the Mississippi - Alec Soth
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 01-01-2018
Replies: 2,416
Views: 351,886
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
Eggleston's "Election Eve" Stephen Shore/Bajac...

Eggleston's "Election Eve"
Stephen Shore/Bajac MoMa Compilation
Robert Adams "Art Can Help"
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 12-31-2017
Replies: 55
Views: 5,595
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
Just this week I had a conversation with friends...

Just this week I had a conversation with friends about selling the Nikon gear, but can't quite do it. Having shot Nikon for 25 years or so, and still having a full complement of film Nikons - F3HP,...
Forum: RFF Polls 12-30-2017
Replies: 2,934
Views: 1,783,504
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
It's 15 degrees Fahrenheit here in the midwest...

It's 15 degrees Fahrenheit here in the midwest with a "wind chill" of 1 above, and it's supposed to be dropping from there, so I'm going to stay inside and work on some writing. I have an eye toward...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-29-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 1,634
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
Thanks for this info. I had a Rolleiflex I had...

Thanks for this info. I had a Rolleiflex I had considered sending to him as well, but now I think I'll spend the extra $$$ and have Harry Fleenor take care of it. Hama did do great work on my...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-28-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 1,634
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
Several years ago I had Mark Hama redo a...

Several years ago I had Mark Hama redo a YashicaMat, and he did a fine job. Today I was talking with a friend of mine about having my Rolleiflex done as well, and he said Hama works on those too. I...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 11-16-2017
Replies: 99
Views: 10,229
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
What he said^^^^

What he said^^^^
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 11-13-2017
Replies: 90
Views: 5,725
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
Nathan Lyons presented all of his work, over a...

Nathan Lyons presented all of his work, over a large span of time, with no text, preferring a more cinematic presentation wherein the viewer could follow the progression in a linear fashion while...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-11-2017
Replies: 67
Views: 6,476
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
Youxin did my IIIg quickly, professionally, and...

Youxin did my IIIg quickly, professionally, and safely. Couldn't be happier!

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Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 11-06-2017
Replies: 55
Views: 5,595
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
After I bought an X100 I got an X-Pro 2....

After I bought an X100 I got an X-Pro 2. Foolishly I sold the X100, but replaced it with an X100F. The X-Pro 2 and X100F are now my primary cameras, while my D700 and D800 seldom/never come out to...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 10-27-2017
Replies: 2,416
Views: 351,886
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
Will do. Sounds like the type of material to...

Will do. Sounds like the type of material to flesh out my explorations. Thanks for all the info!
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 10-27-2017
Replies: 2,416
Views: 351,886
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
I love this book! One of the first examples of...

I love this book! One of the first examples of documentary work I saw as a photo student way back in 1979 or so. He has another collection out now, in color, but Suburbia is far superior to this...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 10-27-2017
Replies: 2,416
Views: 351,886
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
Thank you so much for the suggestions. Yes, "Let...

Thank you so much for the suggestions. Yes, "Let Us Now Praise Famous Men" is also on my table, a much-worn and beloved volume. It is probably the quintessential collection of the type of work I am...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 10-27-2017
Replies: 2,416
Views: 351,886
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
I am currently working on a project that would...

I am currently working on a project that would lend itself well to inclusion of text. Morris' approach to "text-photo" combinations is similar to what I'd like to achieve, but not as lengthy on the...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 10-12-2017
Replies: 2,416
Views: 351,886
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
Wright Morris - "Photographs and Words" Wright...

Wright Morris - "Photographs and Words"
Wright Morris - "Time Pieces: Photographs, Writings and Memory"
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 10-06-2017
Replies: 2,416
Views: 351,886
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
"Photographers on Photography", Edited by Nathan...

"Photographers on Photography", Edited by Nathan Lyons
"Seeing Beyond Sight: Photographs by Blind Teenagers" - Tony Deifell
"William Christenberry" - Fundación Mapfre
"Nathan Lyons: Selected Essays,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-09-2017
Replies: 8,958
Views: 874,753
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
Haven't bought it yet, but really hoping to get a...

Haven't bought it yet, but really hoping to get a Fuji X100F soon. Can't seem to find anyplace that has them in stock! Must be a really popular item right now!
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 04-24-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 1,306
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
I had the same issue, but opted for an...

I had the same issue, but opted for an inexpensive leather half case (about $20) and a $12 hot shoe thumb rest. Works just fine, and my hands are larger than many folks. Not huge, but these...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 03-25-2017
Replies: 5,385
Views: 808,525
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
Vince, this work is outstanding. I particularly...

Vince, this work is outstanding. I particularly am struck by "The Eyes of Dr. Eckleburg" and "He Really Did". Superb. Looking forward to more from the road.

Safe Journey,

Mark
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-23-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 887
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
I used an FTb exclusively while getting my M.A....

I used an FTb exclusively while getting my M.A. in Black and White Photography in 1981-82. Still have the camera, will never part with it. It's a bit beat up and dinged, like me, but it still...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 03-09-2017
Replies: 2
Views: 1,245
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
Good to hear. I like my Holgas.

Good to hear. I like my Holgas.
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 02-18-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 1,851
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
For my money, I'm happy just using the monochrome...

For my money, I'm happy just using the monochrome setting on my X100. Saved me $2,600...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 02-12-2017
Replies: 85
Views: 12,538
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
Wonderful possibilities so far, I applaud you...

Wonderful possibilities so far, I applaud you all. I have no such talent, but will be happy to buy several of these as the come available.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-07-2017
Replies: 63
Views: 3,137
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
Several years ago I bought a Yashica-Mat 124G...

Several years ago I bought a Yashica-Mat 124G from a friend of mine, sent it off to be CLA'd and a new light meter installed. When I got it back I took it to the school where I was teaching...
Forum: Digital Compacts 01-19-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 1,567
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
I don't have experience with any on your list...

I don't have experience with any on your list except the Fuji X100 and the Sony RX100 (M3). The Sony fits in my pants pocket, and I use it as you apparently would. I set mine for color work, and use...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-16-2017
Replies: 41
B&w
Views: 4,485
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
Thanks Richard, I have the original X100, not...

Thanks Richard,

I have the original X100, not the S or T, and I always leave it in JPG black and white - or have to this point. For my needs it does remarkably well in a wide variety of lighting...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-16-2017
Replies: 41
B&w
Views: 4,485
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
Thanks Chris and John! Chris's tutorial and...

Thanks Chris and John!

Chris's tutorial and John's assistance will be explored this afternoon, with my gratitude. All of my color digital has been shot with RAW, and knowing now that I can set the...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-16-2017
Replies: 41
B&w
Views: 4,485
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
I appreciate all who have posted their...

I appreciate all who have posted their suggestions, workflow, and examples, and hope to learn from all of you the best way to do this!

I am an old black and white film shooter, having begun in the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-16-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1,459
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
^^ Agreed. Powerful work, this series demands and...

^^ Agreed. Powerful work, this series demands and deserves a much larger audience. Are you considering a book, perhaps? Stunning images.
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 01-09-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 7,813
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
Good News. I was looking at them last week, will...

Good News. I was looking at them last week, will have to take a closer look now. Very sorry to hear of Tom's passing.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-06-2017
Replies: 8,958
Views: 874,753
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
Book - "Allen Ginsberg Photographs"

Book - "Allen Ginsberg Photographs"
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-29-2016
Replies: 8,958
Views: 874,753
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
Book - "Nathan Lyons: Selected Essays, Lectures,...

Book - "Nathan Lyons: Selected Essays, Lectures, and Interviews"
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 12-29-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 4,867
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
These were infrared film (Kodak HIE, since...

These were infrared film (Kodak HIE, since discontinued) printed on Ilford matt papers - 16x20 - and hand colored using Pebeo Photo Oils and/or Prismacolor Pencils. I continue to hand color, but I...
Forum: Photo Software 12-06-2016
Replies: 12
Views: 3,079
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
Just loaded it last weekend, very limited time...

Just loaded it last weekend, very limited time with it yet, but it does seem to hold some promise for an easy workflow. I'm not certain when I'll have a chance to look at it in depth, so if others...
Forum: Fuji X Series 11-19-2016
Replies: 48
Views: 6,672
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
What a terrific, hand-on review! And the...

What a terrific, hand-on review! And the photographs are stellar! Thanks for sharing all of the info and the photos with us. I just got my new X-Pro2 yesterday, with a 16-55 lens, and took them out...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 11-16-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 3,047
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
He did a terrific job on a Yashica-Mat for me,...

He did a terrific job on a Yashica-Mat for me, but I have no experience with his work beyond that.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-15-2016
Replies: 8,958
Views: 874,753
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
Fuji X-Pro2, Fuji 16-55 lens. Should arrive this...

Fuji X-Pro2, Fuji 16-55 lens. Should arrive this afternoon...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-13-2016
Replies: 128
Views: 8,509
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
I just sold mine, but I loved the sound of my...

I just sold mine, but I loved the sound of my Hasselblad. For the sheer fun of it, any Holga I've ever shot has made me smile! What a plasticky bit of noise that has!
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-13-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 1,535
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
Just sold my Hasselblad 500 c/m kit. I hated to...

Just sold my Hasselblad 500 c/m kit. I hated to do it, but it hardly got any use any more, so it's time to let someone else have some fun with it. Probably will be streamlining more, just don't know...
Forum: RFF Polls 11-13-2016
Replies: 2,934
Views: 1,783,504
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
Anxiously awaiting the arrival of my new X-Pro2...

Anxiously awaiting the arrival of my new X-Pro2 and 16-55 lens. In the meantime I'm taking the X100 for a day trip to a couple of small towns near me, to see what might be waiting. It's sunny and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-07-2016
Replies: 8,958
Views: 874,753
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
Haven't bought it yet, but took a Fuji X-Pro2 and...

Haven't bought it yet, but took a Fuji X-Pro2 and Fuji 16-55 lens out for a test drive this weekend. Still haven't processed all the pix, but am damned impressed. I'm taking a Fuji x-T1 out tomorrow...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 10-15-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 2,261
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
Fingernail clippers work well for this.

Fingernail clippers work well for this.
Forum: RFF Polls 09-14-2016
Replies: 149
Views: 13,409
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
Sony RX100 III, Fuji X100, Sony NEX6. I bought...

Sony RX100 III, Fuji X100, Sony NEX6. I bought all of these because of curiosity with the mirrorless camera format. The X100 is a great piece for me (someone mistook it for a Leica at a local art...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 09-09-2016
Replies: 86
Views: 15,101
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
11 Killed NEX 1/2 Mile

Near California, Missouri.
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=104698&d=1473457489
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 09-06-2016
Replies: 68
Views: 5,092
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
Yo Dewd! While we're at it, could we ban...

Yo Dewd! While we're at it, could we ban "minty"?
Forum: Digital Compacts 08-01-2016
Replies: 49
Views: 8,259
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
My initial interest had been the 24-85, but the...

My initial interest had been the 24-85, but the more I look at that 18-50 the more intriguing it becomes. I can't afford both, so I'll just wait 'til I can see them in the shop, make my decision...
Forum: Digital Compacts 08-01-2016
Replies: 49
Views: 8,259
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
I spoke with my camera guy, who spoke with his...

I spoke with my camera guy, who spoke with his Nikon rep, who indicated the DL line has now been put on the "To Be Announced" status. Originally I had been told they would be out by October.

By the...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 07-24-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 2,371
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
I just checked in with the local camera shop this...

I just checked in with the local camera shop this week regarding the DL line of Nikons. They haven't heard anything yet, but hope to have some in by late August/Early September. I am interested in...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-10-2016
Replies: 37
Views: 2,615
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
An ideal retirement scenario, and I am quite...

An ideal retirement scenario, and I am quite jealous. I have been retired for 14 years at this point, and a nationwide motorcycle trip is still on my bucket list. Enjoy your trip, take pix along the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-10-2016
Replies: 8,958
Views: 874,753
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
Last week bought a new Sony RX100M3. This week I...

Last week bought a new Sony RX100M3. This week I bought a used Fuji X100. Both fit in my pocket. I think the X100 will be devoted to black and white only for a bit. It's about the same size (or...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-01-2016
Replies: 8,958
Views: 874,753
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
My first Sony - an RX100M3

My first Sony - an RX100M3
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-25-2016
Replies: 107
Views: 8,643
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
I had a Nikon D100 and a D200 converted to IR,...

I had a Nikon D100 and a D200 converted to IR, both are still going strong.
Forum: RFF Polls 04-17-2016
Replies: 79
Views: 8,989
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
9"x7" Hand-torn watercolor paper, treated with...

9"x7" Hand-torn watercolor paper, treated with Van Dyke Brown or Cyanotype. I'm working on a project of landscapes that lend themselves well to the VDB process - and some Cyanotype - and for the...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 04-15-2016
Replies: 39
Views: 2,414
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
I'm intrigued by the X100T and the X-Pro2, but...

I'm intrigued by the X100T and the X-Pro2, but haven't gotten either one yet. Based on my current gear, for film it would be the Mamiya 7II with a 43mm lens, and for digital it would be the Nikon...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-06-2016
Replies: 72
Views: 5,411
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
I'm in the process of De-Gassing right now. When...

I'm in the process of De-Gassing right now. When I taught I would pick up film cameras for students to use. Now that I'm not in the classroom I have given a great many of them away to former students...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-06-2016
Replies: 36
Views: 2,371
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
I did web design work for a long time, coding...

I did web design work for a long time, coding with HTML. When I retired, I didn't want to do that for my own site, so I use sqaerespace.com:

https://www.markapplingfisher.com

Other folks I know...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-02-2016
Replies: 11
Views: 1,118
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
I am fortunate to have a lot of friends who are...

I am fortunate to have a lot of friends who are photographers, painters, sculptors, print-makers, etc, so our house is chock-a-block with art. I do a fair amount of exhibition work, so a great deal...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-25-2016
Replies: 32
Views: 3,517
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
He did a superb job with my Leica IIIc!

He did a superb job with my Leica IIIc!
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 03-24-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 1,066
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
Congratulations. A well deserved honor. Your work...

Congratulations. A well deserved honor. Your work is excellent.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-13-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 1,114
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
Thanks for the heads up. Just checked my D700 and...

Thanks for the heads up. Just checked my D700 and D800 - both are on the money, switched to DST automatically. I never can remember if they do this on their own or not, I'm glad their memory is...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-01-2016
Replies: 29
Views: 2,756
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
My wife and I are renting a Class C RV in April...

My wife and I are renting a Class C RV in April for a week of exploration, unless of course something goes wonky. Then we'll pull in to the nearest motel and wait for the breakfast buffet! We've...
Forum: RFF Polls 01-24-2016
Replies: 2,934
Views: 1,783,504
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
The building where I have my studio has been...

The building where I have my studio has been sold, so I'm in the process of clearing out a bunch of stuff there in anticipation of moving back to a MUCH smaller space in my home. Don't want to do...
Forum: RFF Polls 01-17-2016
Replies: 2,934
Views: 1,783,504
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
It's not horribly cold here today, 16 degrees or...

It's not horribly cold here today, 16 degrees or so, but I still opted for indoor activities. I spent the day prepping negatives and making Van Dyke Brown prints for an ongoing project. Lots of fun,...
Forum: RFF Polls 09-20-2015
Replies: 2,934
Views: 1,783,504
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
Working on some digital negatives to be used for...

Working on some digital negatives to be used for Van Dyke Brown and Cyanotype prints...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-14-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 2,539
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
Mark Hama did an excellent job for me, including...

Mark Hama did an excellent job for me, including installing a new meter. It came back working wonderfully well, meter was accurate, I was happy. Then, about a week after I got it back, I opened the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-31-2015
Replies: 8,958
Views: 874,753
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
A Mamiya Six folder for $40, excellent condition....

A Mamiya Six folder for $40, excellent condition. I've wanted one for a while, found this one by accident in an antique mall.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-29-2015
Replies: 46
Views: 4,262
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
I have a yellow Holga, does that count?

I have a yellow Holga, does that count?
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-24-2015
Replies: 8,958
Views: 874,753
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
I've been needing a UV Exposure Unit for...

I've been needing a UV Exposure Unit for alternative processes, so I have been gathering all the components. Everything is here except the UV bulbs, which should be delivered this week. Finally I'll...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-12-2015
Replies: 8,958
Views: 874,753
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
Just traded a seldom/never used Nikon 14mm lens...

Just traded a seldom/never used Nikon 14mm lens for a more practical (for me, at least) brand new Nikon 20mm f1.8 lens. It will be mated to my D700, and I"m delighted. The 14mm, which is a wonderful...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-07-2014
Replies: 8,958
Views: 874,753
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
CLA and meter rebuild on my new (to me) Nikon F2....

CLA and meter rebuild on my new (to me) Nikon F2. Also sent off a D200 to Life Pixel for IR conversion, and got a LowePro rolling bag.
Forum: RFF Polls 11-30-2014
Replies: 101
Views: 11,607
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
Some friends and I were chatting at a recent...

Some friends and I were chatting at a recent photo exhibit opening, and one of them asked if any of us still shot 4x5 film. Everyone's hand shot into the air! This man's friend - an avid...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-18-2014
Replies: 52
Views: 4,756
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
I did a quick search, found them on line. Thanks...

I did a quick search, found them on line. Thanks for the info!
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-18-2014
Replies: 52
Views: 4,756
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
Thanks for posting this! I have just begun the...

Thanks for posting this! I have just begun the search for someone to do a CLA on my F2. Among other things it needs new seals, foam bumper for the mirror, etc. I gather Authorized Photo did a great...
Forum: RFF Polls 10-25-2014
Replies: 2,934
Views: 1,783,504
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
I am loading a bunch of 4x5 FP4+ film for a trip...

I am loading a bunch of 4x5 FP4+ film for a trip to the Tall Grass Prairie area of Kansas. I'll be there several days, using a 4x5 pinhole camera - in essence a primitive environment captured with...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-29-2014
Replies: 8,958
Views: 874,753
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
A 4x5 Lensless Camera Company pinhole camera and...

A 4x5 Lensless Camera Company pinhole camera and some 4x5 HP5+.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-21-2014
Replies: 148
Views: 30,943
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
1963 Rexall Drug film

This is from a roll of 620 film from the Rexall Drug Company from 1963. I shot it in a mint green plastic Savoy camera manufactured in 1957. I seldom do self-portraits, but I think this will do the...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-11-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 2,602
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
Fuji Acros 100 works well for me...

Fuji Acros 100 works well for me...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 06-28-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 888
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
Gotta disagree. Love "On the Road". Read it,...

Gotta disagree. Love "On the Road". Read it, re-read it, then again. Still love it. To each his own...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-12-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 2,525
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
Well, this is only my 2 cents, but Mark Hama did...

Well, this is only my 2 cents, but Mark Hama did a terrific CLA on one of my Yashica TLR's about 4 months ago, and it cost me $135 plus shipping - came to a total of $141 I think. Turnaround time was...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-01-2014
Replies: 89
Views: 5,753
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
"Photo Master"

"Photo Master"
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-13-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 5,151
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
I've had 4 of them, they're great. If your new...

I've had 4 of them, they're great. If your new find needs a CLA, I would highly recommend Mark Hama. He just completely redid an EM for me for a reasonable price. Have fun!!

Mark
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-17-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 2,586
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
I name my plastic cameras - Holgas, Brownies,...

I name my plastic cameras - Holgas, Brownies, etc.

One of my Brownies is "Flip", since i flipped the lens on it. Many of my Holgas are named after photographers - Diane (A Diana) after Arbus, etc....
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-05-2014
Replies: 8,958
Views: 874,753
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
A Beseler 23cII with a Dichro head, 35mm negative...

A Beseler 23cII with a Dichro head, 35mm negative carrier, and a 35mm Beseler lens, for $25. One of my students is building a home darkroom, so I just passed it along to her. She loves it... Now she...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-03-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 1,245
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
We built one of these for our students to use,...

We built one of these for our students to use, but are still figuring out how that guy in Afghanistan does it so deftly! I have big Ham Hands, apparently, so I keep dropping stuff in the chemistry!...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 02-23-2014
Replies: 2,416
Views: 351,886
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
The Calotype in 19th Century America, by David...

The Calotype in 19th Century America, by David Hanlon.
Painstakingly researched, historically accurate, thoroughly complete, excellently written. Brings heretofore unseen materials to light on the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-21-2014
Replies: 8,958
Views: 874,753
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
Last week I bought a Yashica Mat EM, which needed...

Last week I bought a Yashica Mat EM, which needed a lot of work - nonfunctioning meter, same with the shutter release button and film advance crank, haze in the lens, and the list went on. But I got...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-10-2014
Replies: 8,958
Views: 874,753
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
A Yashica Mat EM. It's pretty rough, but I only...

A Yashica Mat EM. It's pretty rough, but I only paid $35 for it at an antique shop. I sent a note to Mark Hama about having a CLA - cost $125 - unless there are broken parts - so I'm wondering if...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-29-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 3,128
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
Youxin did a terrific job on my IIIC, that's who...

Youxin did a terrific job on my IIIC, that's who I'd recommend. Turnaround time was amazing - a week, as I recall. I'm in the midwest, he's up East. That's quick! And the camera works like a...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 11-24-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 8,164
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
I got my 7II and the 43 and 65 new about 4 years...

I got my 7II and the 43 and 65 new about 4 years ago, and have not experienced the problems described. The lenses are terrific so far, probably the best optics of any camera I've ever owned.

Mark
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-15-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 2,124
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
Thanks Colyn, Home Depot is only 2 miles down...

Thanks Colyn,

Home Depot is only 2 miles down the road; I'll swing by there today or tomorrow. As far as the broken glass parts, I guess I'll just wait to see until I get it all reassembled whether...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-14-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 2,124
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
I had some time to take it apart this afternoon,...

I had some time to take it apart this afternoon, and sure enough, the elements had separated, but I think the previous owner had already had the same issue and trie to repair it unsuccessfully. ...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-12-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 2,124
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
Excellent! I haven't had a chance to take it to...

Excellent! I haven't had a chance to take it to the workbench yet, but I'm hoping to do so over the weekend. Thanks for the tip!

Mark
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-11-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 2,124
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
Thanks Colyn! What a terrific "How To"! I will...

Thanks Colyn!

What a terrific "How To"! I will gather up all the proper tools and give this a go in the next day or two, as time allows. I only paid 7 dollars for it, so if I can fix it I got a...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-10-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 2,124
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
Leitz Wetzlar VIOOH Viewfinder Repair

I just picked up a VIOOH viewfinder, but no matter what I do with it I can see nothing in any of the settings. Is there a simple fix to get this operational again, or would I be better off finding...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-10-2013
Replies: 350
Views: 33,361
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
Hasselblad SWC. I have way too much gear...

Hasselblad SWC. I have way too much gear already, but I would really like to have the SWC in the collection!
Forum: Off Topic 01-30-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 1,675
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
'82 Fiat Spyder. I put more than one mechanic's...

'82 Fiat Spyder. I put more than one mechanic's child through their doctoral program with the repair bills that thing rang up. Still, it was a fun little thing to drive, when it ran. Which was...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-03-2013
Replies: 104
Views: 8,097
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
My wife (bless her heart!) bought me a D800 body!...

My wife (bless her heart!) bought me a D800 body! I bought a 16-35mm Nikon lens and some ancillary stuff and I'm ready to go! Now I just have to figure out how to get them out of their boxes!
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 01-02-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 4,204
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
As JohnMcD says: I love that camera! I have a...

As JohnMcD says:

I love that camera! I have a 43 and a 65; the 65 stayed on the body for a very long time, 'til a friend asked to borrow it. I then put the 43 on and haven't asked my friend to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-01-2013
Replies: 5,574
Views: 492,809
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
Carnival Chalk Figures. My brother-in-law calls...

Carnival Chalk Figures. My brother-in-law calls them my "scary babies".

Nikon D200
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 12-31-2012
Replies: 2,416
Views: 351,886
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
After trying to find my copies of Bill Bryson's...

After trying to find my copies of Bill Bryson's "The Lost Continent", and William Least Heat Moon's "Blue Highways", I headed to the book store and bought new ones. I have a tendency to loan books...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-29-2012
Replies: 84
Views: 5,361
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
1. Mamiya 6 - for no good reason other than I...

1. Mamiya 6 - for no good reason other than I have the 7 and love it, and would like to have a 6x6 version.

2. Rolleiflex 2.8 or 3.5 - Again, no good reason. I love my Yashica-Mat, but would love...
Forum: Off Topic 12-21-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 1,710
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
i smoked Peterson pipes for years, using custom...

i smoked Peterson pipes for years, using custom blends from a local tobacconist - John Dengler Tobaccos - but gave it up in '98. Still miss it, would love to start again (still have all my pipes)...
Forum: RFF Polls 10-06-2012
Replies: 2,934
Views: 1,783,504
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
Yesterday I spent a terrific time trying to drown...

Yesterday I spent a terrific time trying to drown a bunch of film at the St. Louis Zoo. I had planned a shooting field trip with students from my "Special Topics in Photography" course - which...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-14-2012
Replies: 8,958
Views: 874,753
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
A Nikon EM and 100mm Series E lens for 6 dollars....

A Nikon EM and 100mm Series E lens for 6 dollars. The EM is no good, but the lens is clean and clear,and will work nicely on my F3HP. For 6 bucks I couldn't pass it up.
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 09-07-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 3,891
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
What outstanding images! Congratulations to all...

What outstanding images! Congratulations to all of you!

Mark
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 08-27-2012
Replies: 37
Views: 10,562
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
I'm looking forward to seeing Randolph45's work...

I'm looking forward to seeing Randolph45's work from this project. Anybody else out there finalizing their picks? Just checkin'...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 08-23-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 1,302
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
I took a workshop with master printer George...

I took a workshop with master printer George Tice, who used to buy entire lots of a run of paper and store it in freezers. I think he told us he had more than one freezer full, but that was many...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-08-2012
Replies: 30
Views: 3,228
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
I have a IIIc, and really want to use it, but...

I have a IIIc, and really want to use it, but every time I do I have issues with the viewfinder. I did get an external finder for the hot shoe, and that seems to be working right now. I also had...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 08-07-2012
Replies: 37
Views: 10,562
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
I’m certain more photographs will be added to...

I’m certain more photographs will be added to this as everyone develops their film and edits their work, but I would like to offer some comments now, before there are simply too many to talk...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 08-02-2012
Replies: 37
Views: 10,562
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
First, my thanks to Keith for proposing this...

First, my thanks to Keith for proposing this challenge. It has been a joy to be a part of it! Well, most of the time...

I decided I was going to start on July 1. In case I had an equipment failure...
Forum: RFF Polls 07-28-2012
Replies: 2,934
Views: 1,783,504
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
I spent several hours shooting digital stuff in...

I spent several hours shooting digital stuff in my studio, after about a 7 month hiatus. Felt pretty good to be there, but now it's time to do some film! Loaded a roll of Tri-X in my Leica IIIc and...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 07-25-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 2,655
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
Just back from the Marshal's here in St. Louie,...

Just back from the Marshal's here in St. Louie, Mo. Found 2 Fisheyes for 14.99, pretty badly beaten, but I'll try to run some film thru them. If they work, great! If not, the lady at the store...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 07-23-2012
Replies: 158
Views: 16,945
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
I still have about 4 rolls to scan - I think. ...

I still have about 4 rolls to scan - I think. The hard part still will be picking out three that will "pass muster" with the RFF crowd! Tough audience!:D
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 07-22-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 1,625
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
Terrific idea! Unfortunately, I don't have a...

Terrific idea! Unfortunately, I don't have a clue as to how to go about posting anything to the gallery area, having never done that before. I'll see if I can't figure that out and get some things...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 07-21-2012
Replies: 158
Views: 16,945
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
Well put! m

Well put!

m
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-19-2012
Replies: 193
Views: 22,884
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
"Great capture!" Capture? Hate it...

"Great capture!" Capture? Hate it...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 07-16-2012
Replies: 158
Views: 16,945
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
For me, I'm going to wait 'til Keith sets up the...

For me, I'm going to wait 'til Keith sets up the link next month. I'm in the process of redoing my own web site, so I don't have anyplace to go with any pictures for awhile, except maybe my Flickr...
Forum: RFF Polls 07-16-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 2,907
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
Annie Liebowitz?

Annie Liebowitz?
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 07-10-2012
Replies: 158
Views: 16,945
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
Just got the film back from the lab. Now the...

Just got the film back from the lab. Now the real challenge begins. On cursory inspection I'm pleased with some of the results, not so much with others.

Time will tell...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 07-06-2012
Replies: 158
Views: 16,945
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
So far: Sunday - Mamiya 7II, 100 Acros Monday -...

So far:

Sunday - Mamiya 7II, 100 Acros
Monday - Ansco Speedex, Ilford PanF 50
Tuesday - Nikon N90s, expired (2001) Kodak HIE Infrared
Wednesday - Nikon F100, Ilford HP5+
Thursday - Leica IIIC,...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 07-04-2012
Replies: 158
Views: 16,945
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
Just shot my 4th roll on the 4th of July! Took...

Just shot my 4th roll on the 4th of July! Took my F100 with a roll of HP5+ to the local 4th of July parade. Sunday I shot my Mamiya 7II, Monday was the Ansco Speedex, yesterday was the Nikon N90s...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 07-01-2012
Replies: 158
Views: 16,945
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
First camera has been chosen - the Mamiya 7II. ...

First camera has been chosen - the Mamiya 7II. We are in the midst of a massive heat wave - it's been at least 105F the past 3 days, with another 7 days of 100+ temps staring us in the face - so I'm...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 07-01-2012
Replies: 158
Views: 16,945
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
I have seven different cameras loaded with seven...

I have seven different cameras loaded with seven different types of film sitting on my work table, waiting to be chosen. I'm starting today, but haven't decided which camera to take first, or what...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 06-27-2012
Replies: 144
Views: 10,475
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
I'm ready to go! Here is the line up I plan to...

I'm ready to go! Here is the line up I plan to use, with the matching film. Some of these I haven't shot in a while, and some have film to shoot before they're ready to join the fun, so...

Let the...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 06-20-2012
Replies: 48
Views: 10,284
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
Yeah, I saw that one too! Sorely tempted, but we...

Yeah, I saw that one too! Sorely tempted, but we just moved to a new house. I think I'd better wait...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-17-2012
Replies: 8,958
Views: 874,753
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
Voigtlander Perkeo I. Just won it on the auction...

Voigtlander Perkeo I. Just won it on the auction site, for $33.00. Probably needs work, but I couldn't resist... I've been wanting to try my hand at replacing a bellows, thought this might be a...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 06-14-2012
Replies: 184
Views: 58,035
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
My wife and I just moved to a new place after...

My wife and I just moved to a new place after aving been in the old one for almost 20 years. In the old one I had a darkroom built for me (I can recognize a hammer in a photo, but don't really know...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 06-13-2012
Replies: 144
Views: 10,475
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
It was a joke... 7 days of shooting will be...

It was a joke...

7 days of shooting will be fine, whatever the final rules are...

I only meant that I have at least 14 cameras I don't use too frequently, and it'd be fun to use them all for 14...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 06-13-2012
Replies: 144
Views: 10,475
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
I'm in! I have a lot of cameras that are begging...

I'm in! I have a lot of cameras that are begging to be exercised, and I always grab the same ones! So this will be a great excuse to use a couple of folders, maybe my Yashica-Mat, and... Oh, man! ...
Forum: Off Topic 06-06-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 1,903
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
And he didn't even see the image! Wow! And...

And he didn't even see the image! Wow! And Double Wow! These are our leaders, these are the folks we elected. How very sad.

Thanks for posting this. Indeed, he may wish to consider how obscene...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-27-2012
Replies: 124
Views: 9,624
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
I recently borrowed a Lomo 360 Spinner from a...

I recently borrowed a Lomo 360 Spinner from a friend of mine, and today I took it to a local sculpture park for some experimental playing around. Right out of the gate a guy says "Is that like a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-08-2012
Replies: 67
Views: 5,270
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
Haven't sold it yet, but my Mini Cooper S is on...

Haven't sold it yet, but my Mini Cooper S is on its way out. Had a bit of knee surgery sometime back and my clutch leg is not what it used to be, so the stick shift has to go. Maybe a paddle...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-16-2012
Replies: 8,958
Views: 874,753
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
Have just ordered all the material for cooking up...

Have just ordered all the material for cooking up some Albumen prints. The stuff should be here next week, and then the fun begins! I've never done albumen, so this should be quite an adventure!
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 04-07-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 1,975
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
Lots of copies - over 300 tonight - available on...

Lots of copies - over 300 tonight - available on Amazon, and I'm gonna bet your local bookstore can get it for you as well. An excellent resource!
Forum: Off Topic 03-11-2012
Replies: 41
Views: 2,275
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
In the St. Louis area it's around $3.79 for...

In the St. Louis area it's around $3.79 for regular, right at $4+ for premium. And I agree with Dave Lackey's assessment. I'd love to get back to riding a motorcycle - BMW, perhaps - but knee...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-10-2012
Replies: 48
Views: 4,664
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
Just a brief note about my student's progress. ...

Just a brief note about my student's progress. There was an opening last evening for an invitational exhibit of regional college/university art students, and he had 2 pieces accepted. There was a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-01-2012
Replies: 48
Views: 4,664
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
The student was making abstract studies of a...

The student was making abstract studies of a concrete underpass, no ghetto, no graffiti, no blight. The victim probably would like to have conveyed more information, but he was fairly busy being...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-01-2012
Replies: 48
Views: 4,664
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
He is a terrific young man, and I doubt this will...

He is a terrific young man, and I doubt this will do anything to discourage his passion for photography. His plan is to continue his education at a 4 year university to obtain a BFA in Photography....
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-29-2012
Replies: 48
Views: 4,664
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
I live in the metropolitan St. Louis, Missouri...

I live in the metropolitan St. Louis, Missouri area, but the surrounding rural areas unfortunately have become known regions for meth production in recent years. Whether true or not, I've seen...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-29-2012
Replies: 48
Views: 4,664
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
Shooting Alone

I teach photography at one of the local community colleges, and need to pass along this story about shooting alone. I have been taking pix - mostly by myself - for about 40 years now, and on...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 02-25-2012
Replies: 42
Views: 6,520
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
Domke 735 Photo Convertible Jacket with removable...

Domke 735 Photo Convertible Jacket with removable sleeves. Terrific for lots of climes!
Forum: RFF Polls 02-04-2012
Replies: 2,934
Views: 1,783,504
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
The weather is sort of murky here this weekend -...

The weather is sort of murky here this weekend - fog, drizzle, damp, chilly - so I'm going to prep some papers for cyanotype prints for my students so they'll be ready to go next week. If I have...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 01-31-2012
Replies: 37
Views: 4,722
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
At 6'3", 270 pounds with a big white beard, I...

At 6'3", 270 pounds with a big white beard, I look like Santa Claus on vacation all the time. I occasionally get a 3 year old telling his mom "Santa!!!" with an accusatory finger pointed my way, but...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 01-22-2012
Replies: 82
Views: 12,203
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
^ Hear, Hear! +1

^ Hear, Hear! +1
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 01-21-2012
Replies: 82
Views: 12,203
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
I'll jump in to the fray, for a moment or two. ...

I'll jump in to the fray, for a moment or two. Holgas are just another tool, another way of taking photos, that removes the technology, the fiddling of knobs, the search for the "perfect" image,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-08-2012
Replies: 163
Views: 95,107
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
St. Louis Photo, which became City Photo, which...

St. Louis Photo, which became City Photo, which became something else - City Mac, I think - until it finally succumbed to market pressures, I guess. Also Jefferson Camera in St. Louis, as well as...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 01-03-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 3,150
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
This is a great way to determine exposure times...

This is a great way to determine exposure times for pinhole, and it's cheap! ...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 01-02-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 1,680
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
Check out Tarja Trygg's "Solargraphy" project at:...

Check out Tarja Trygg's "Solargraphy" project at: http://www.solargraphy.com/
One of my students contacted her this semester to participate in the project. He has just placed about 80 of these...
Forum: RFF Polls 12-19-2011
Replies: 44
Views: 5,390
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
That sounds more like Dr. Hunter S. Thompson...

That sounds more like Dr. Hunter S. Thompson...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-09-2011
Replies: 192
Views: 22,781
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
D100 converted to IR, D200, and D700. I still...

D100 converted to IR, D200, and D700.

I still prefer film, but digital is here to stay, from what I've read. It's been in all the papers...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-04-2011
Replies: 8,958
Views: 874,753
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
Just won a Fleabay auction for an MD4 drive for...

Just won a Fleabay auction for an MD4 drive for my Nikon F3HP - the one that came with the camera was destroyed by someone not removing the batteries and allowing it to corrode beyond recognition. ...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-20-2011
Replies: 45
Views: 11,691
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
I'm in the same boat, probably 200 or so matted,...

I'm in the same boat, probably 200 or so matted, framed, leaning against walls, stuffed in closets, foisted off on friends, hung in every room in the house. It's like having been overrun with...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 11-17-2011
Replies: 96
Views: 14,329
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
"Maybe some of you can refresh my memory - when...

"Maybe some of you can refresh my memory - when have you ever been able to buy a "pro pack" of Tri-X in 35mm?"

Well, my memory isn't what it used to be - maybe it never was what it used to be - but...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-11-2011
Replies: 0
Views: 950
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
"Pinholio" - An Exhibit of Pinhole Imagery

I would like to extend an invitation to all of the RFF community to join us for the opening reception of "Pinholio", an exhibit of pinhole imagery in St. Louis, Missouri. I was honored to be one of...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-09-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 2,366
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
Thanks! I forgot to mention one of the best...

Thanks!

I forgot to mention one of the best places I know for all things pinhole, Pinhole Resource. www.pinholeresource.com.

Mark
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-09-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 2,366
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
One of my students is doing this right now. The...

One of my students is doing this right now. The paper ISO is quite slow, as mentioned, and the size of the aperture will make a big difference as well. I have a Daylab 4x5 pinhole camera with an...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-03-2011
Replies: 33
Views: 3,559
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
I shot HIE as my primary film for almost 10...

I shot HIE as my primary film for almost 10 years, as I worked on a continual project on Route 66. When HIE was discontinued, I thought the project was dead. Then I had a D100 converted to IR by...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-26-2011
Replies: 8,958
Views: 874,753
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
A former student of mine just sold me a Yashica...

A former student of mine just sold me a Yashica 44 TLR in good condition. Only issue might be with the foam seals, I'll have to wait & see. I also need to order some 127 from Freestyle or...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-07-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,302
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
The FTb that I had was a real workhorse! It got...

The FTb that I had was a real workhorse! It got me safely and happily thru my Master's program in B/W photography, using those lenses and a few others. As Brian posed, was the CLA a pro job? If...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-07-2011
Replies: 123
Views: 14,587
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
Hard for me to decide between #1 and #4, so I...

Hard for me to decide between #1 and #4, so I voted for #4, strictly for contrarian reasons.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-06-2011
Replies: 52
Views: 4,403
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
I thought Mentha wath that thmart group of folkth...

I thought Mentha wath that thmart group of folkth with really high IQ'th!:D
Forum: Off Topic 08-22-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 1,770
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
I run in to this kind of scene all the time in my...

I run in to this kind of scene all the time in my wanderings thru Missouri and surrounding states. I always keep an extra $20 in the truck, just in case. Yesterday it went to a couple I watched...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-15-2011
Replies: 42
Views: 4,527
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
TAH-DAH! It's here! Already! I sent my IIIc...

TAH-DAH!

It's here! Already! I sent my IIIc off to Youxin last Monday, and I already have it back! Holy Moly that was fast!

Just loaded a roll of Tri-X, and I'm headed out the door; plenty of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-14-2011
Replies: 3,801
Views: 316,660
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
Took 4 medium format cameras with me today - my...

Took 4 medium format cameras with me today - my Mamiya 7II with 65mm lens with Acros 100, my Yashica-Mat with some 220 Provia, an Ansco Speedex folder, and a Zeiss Ikon 515/16 folder. Huge amount of...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-13-2011
Replies: 42
Views: 4,527
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
I just ordered an inexpensive 50/3.5 Industar 50...

I just ordered an inexpensive 50/3.5 Industar 50 from Fedka dot Com. I didn't really want to spring for lotsa cash on an Elmar just yet, in case I turn out to be less-than-qualified as a Barnack...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-12-2011
Replies: 42
Views: 4,527
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
Thanks Burancap! I have cut film leaders for...

Thanks Burancap!

I have cut film leaders for other applications - primarily loading 35mm film in a 120 Holga - but didn't consider that it might be necessary for the IIIC. Thanks for the tip! With...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-12-2011
Replies: 42
Views: 4,527
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
Thanks Easyrider! I'm still very much a novice...

Thanks Easyrider! I'm still very much a novice when it comes to Leica, but I'm having a great time so far!

And Youxin has worked his magic!

Already!

I just sent the thing to him Monday...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-11-2011
Replies: 42
Views: 4,527
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
Livesteamer, thanks for the link to Fedka dot...

Livesteamer, thanks for the link to Fedka dot com. They have quite a wide variety of lenses to choose from in the inexpensive category! When the dust settles and the camera comes back to me I’ll...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-09-2011
Replies: 42
Views: 4,527
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
The current count for suggested lens...

The current count for suggested lens possibilities seems to be around 11 or so:

5cm (50mm) f3.5 Collapsible Elmar
1940's or 50's Summitar, special nod to the 1948 version
Collapsible Summicron
CV...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-08-2011
Replies: 42
Views: 4,527
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
But the view is quite exhilarating! Seems to be...

But the view is quite exhilarating!

Seems to be a huge selection of lenses for this little bugger, in a wide variety of styles, prices, and national origins! I don't even have the camera back yet,...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-08-2011
Replies: 42
Views: 4,527
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
The IIIC is in the mail! I dropped a note to...

The IIIC is in the mail! I dropped a note to Youxin right after I mailed it, and again, within 10 minutes of hitting "send" he had responded!

I have taken a closer look at the Summaron lens, and...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-07-2011
Replies: 42
Views: 4,527
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
Thanks to both of you for your input. I guess it...

Thanks to both of you for your input. I guess it didn't occur to me that an external viewer would be needed for this lens, but it makes sense. I have an external viewer for the 43mm on my Mamiya...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-07-2011
Replies: 42
Views: 4,527
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
Good Morning! It's time to provide an...

Good Morning!

It's time to provide an update.

After further thought, my buddy decided that maybe a trade would be a good thing for all concerned, so yesterday we met for a day of shooting on the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-25-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 1,366
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
This is my only exposure to YouTube. I had...

This is my only exposure to YouTube. I had curated an exhibit of Holga photography, called the Holga Polka Invitational. 45 artists working in photo, sculpture, ceramics, alternative processes, and...
Forum: Yashica RF 07-23-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 1,287
Posted By Mark A. Fisher
I had some issues with a couple of my Yashicas -...

I had some issues with a couple of my Yashicas - The Yashica Guy had the answers! Check him out, maybe he'll have a simple solution:

http://www.yashica-guy.com/
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