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Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 362
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Someone has dropped that lens. I would not buy...

Someone has dropped that lens. I would not buy it. The lens elements are likely decentered which means that one side of the image will be less sharp than the other. If it was on that camera when...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 17 Hours Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 362
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Every old screwmount Leica i have seen has needed...

Every old screwmount Leica i have seen has needed overhauled. Most of them need new shutter curtains, and replacement of the beamsplitter in the rangefinder because the secondary image in the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Day Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 707
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Huss, I think its just the crappy tracking...

Huss,


I think its just the crappy tracking system of the US Postal Service. Recently, I have had things mailed to me that showed up in tracking like yours, then after several days suddenly it says...
Forum: Chris Crawford 1 Day Ago
Replies: 207
Views: 10,476
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
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Yesterday was my son's 23rd birthday. My mom made him a cake. While we were eating it last night, my parents' cat,...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 4 Days Ago
Replies: 271
Views: 25,559
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
And the negative was still seriously...

And the negative was still seriously underexposed. Adams later used Chromium Intensifier on the foreground and even with that it required a lot of dodging and burning to make the print look good.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 6 Days Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 710
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
I'm Chris, not Bill. I'm never going to be in...

I'm Chris, not Bill. I'm never going to be in good health. I have been very sick as long as I have lived; my earliest memories are being in the hospital many times after having epileptic seizures. I...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 6 Days Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 710
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
If I were you, I'd just use your Mamiya 6. I had...

If I were you, I'd just use your Mamiya 6. I had one for several years and had to sell it because I needed to pay bills after suffering a stroke. It is one of the best cameras I have ever owned; the...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 6 Days Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 710
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Almost all TLRs have f3.5 lenses. The only ones I...

Almost all TLRs have f3.5 lenses. The only ones I can think of that have f2.8 lenses are some Rolleiflexes (all Rolleis are expensive, and the f2.8 models especially so) and Mamiya TLRs. Mamiyas have...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 365
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
I just checked B&H prices; Fuji Acros 100 is...

I just checked B&H prices; Fuji Acros 100 is $11.99 a roll! Wow, that almost twice what Kodak Tmax 100 costs (and Kodak is not a budget film!)
Forum: Chris Crawford 1 Week Ago
Replies: 2,653
Views: 385,599
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
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This barn stands in the middle of a snow-covered field at a farm on Parent Road in Allen County, just west of I-469. The...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 551
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
I use 50mm most often with my 35mm cameras, too....

I use 50mm most often with my 35mm cameras, too. I like standard lenses; I most often used the 75mm lens on the Mamiya 6 system I used to have and the 80mm on my Mamiya 645.
Forum: Chris Crawford 1 Week Ago
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This hand carved wooden Santa Claus stood in front of Alliance Tax Service on High Street in the small town of...
Forum: RFF News 1 Week Ago
Replies: 65
Views: 2,551
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
I'm doing what I always do: working on my huge...

I'm doing what I always do: working on my huge backlog of work to edit and scan.
Forum: Chris Crawford 1 Week Ago
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Views: 385,599
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A truck from a restaurant supply company parked on the street in front of Paleteria La Michoacana, a Mexican ice cream...
Forum: Chris Crawford 1 Week Ago
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This old house is on Randolph Street (State Road 327), north of Edgerton Street, in the small town of Garrett, Indiana....
Forum: Chris Crawford 1 Week Ago
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This large roadside cross made of corrugated metal stands at the edge of a field on the north side of US-30, just...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 1 Week Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 472
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
I can guarantee you that if he fixes the paper...

I can guarantee you that if he fixes the paper issue, he will find the print heads are destroyed from leaving ink dried in them for seven years. There's no good reason to bother with trying to fix...
Forum: Photo Software 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 215
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
If you like Lightroom, just use Lightroom. The...

If you like Lightroom, just use Lightroom. The subscription is cheap, and you probably have thousands of dollars worth of cameras and lenses, so trying to save money on software is silly.
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 1 Week Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 472
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
An Epson printer that has not been used in seven...

An Epson printer that has not been used in seven years will have print nozzles so severely clogged that the nozzles will be destroyed. You ruined the printer. The repair will likely cost more than a...
Forum: Chris Crawford 1 Week Ago
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Views: 385,599
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This abandoned restaurant is on the west side of Hawthorne Road, between Lincoln Highway and Walnut Street, in the small...
Forum: Chris Crawford 1 Week Ago
Replies: 207
Views: 10,476
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Everyone loves cats. Especially photographers!

Everyone loves cats. Especially photographers!
Forum: Chris Crawford 1 Week Ago
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Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
They're rubber mats. I don't know why they were...

They're rubber mats. I don't know why they were out on the sidewalk, they're normally in front of the door.
Forum: Chris Crawford 1 Week Ago
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Views: 385,599
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Thanks, Helen. :):)

Thanks, Helen. :):)
Forum: Chris Crawford 1 Week Ago
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Views: 10,476
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Forum: Chris Crawford 1 Week Ago
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Views: 385,599
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Closing time at Fort Wayne's Famous Coney Island Hot Dogs in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Workers clean the grill, which...
Forum: Chris Crawford 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 207
Views: 10,476
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Sleeping under my son's computer desk late last night. He let me get one picture; then got annoyed and rolled over, and...
Forum: Chris Crawford 2 Weeks Ago
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Christian Reform Fellowship is a tiny old church on the northwest corner of Doty Road and Milan Center Road,...
Forum: Chris Crawford 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2,653
Views: 385,599
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
I'm surprised I've never seen that here, too....

I'm surprised I've never seen that here, too. Even though Fort Wayne is pretty solid Trump Country, there are some very vocal Trump haters here. One thing that's funny is that one of the anti-Obama...
Forum: Chris Crawford 2 Weeks Ago
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Views: 385,599
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Someone probably owns it and is maintaining it....

Someone probably owns it and is maintaining it. Plus, it is in a small town in the midwest. Broken windows and graffiti are rare in places like this. Everyone knows each other, so no one can get away...
Forum: Chris Crawford 2 Weeks Ago
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In the last few years, I have seen a lot of stop signs with graffiti that turned them into a political message.

This stop...
Forum: Chris Crawford 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 207
Views: 10,476
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Yeah, they are. Sneaky loves Mack. Also, the...

Yeah, they are. Sneaky loves Mack.




Also, the cat is still sleeping in my laundry. I shot this yesterday!
Forum: Chris Crawford 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 207
Views: 10,476
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A week later, still sleeping on Mack's bed while he tries to do his schoolwork!
Forum: Chris Crawford 3 Weeks Ago
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Middle Point School is a former school building on the corner of Normal Street and Mason Street in the small town...
Forum: Chris Crawford 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 207
Views: 10,476
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
He likes it here, that's for sure. He got steak...

He likes it here, that's for sure. He got steak tonight, then slept on Mack's bed again. I went in an rubbed his belly and he stretched out and purred the whole time.
Forum: Chris Crawford 3 Weeks Ago
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Waynedale Bakery was a fixture in Waynedale for more than 60 years. It was founded in 1955 and closed in...
Forum: Chris Crawford 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 207
Views: 10,476
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I snapped this photo of Sneaky stretched out across my son's bed last night. Sneaky loves to sleep there, especially if my...
Forum: Chris Crawford 3 Weeks Ago
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This abandoned one-room schoolhouse is on Convoy Road, between Werner Road and Mentzer Church Road, in rural Van...
Forum: Chris Crawford 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 207
Views: 10,476
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Last night, I caught Sneaky sleeping in a laundry basket full of newly-washed towels.
Forum: Jason Schneider - The Camera Collector 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 985
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
This is awesome. I grew up reading Jason's Camera...

This is awesome. I grew up reading Jason's Camera Collector articles when I was a kid.
Forum: Chris Crawford 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2,653
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This wind turbine stands in a field on the west side of State Route 49, in rural Paulding County, Ohio. It is...
Forum: Chris Crawford 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 129
Views: 7,554
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A portrait I made of Mack back in November. Shows how far behind that I am in editing my photos and scanning film! He'll...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 02-24-2020
Replies: 9
Views: 790
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
If you're converting a color image to B&W, that...

If you're converting a color image to B&W, that is true. If the image has already been converted, or was always B&W (B&W film scan or image from a Leica Monochrome) then the color sliders make no...
Forum: Chris Crawford 02-24-2020
Replies: 2,653
Views: 385,599
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Here are two more photographs of the...
Forum: Chris Crawford 02-24-2020
Replies: 188
Views: 9,328
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
I photographed it the first time back in 1997,...

I photographed it the first time back in 1997, and it was boarded up back then just as it is now. Its condition has deteriorated since then. Around 2001, the elderly woman who lived across the street...
Forum: Chris Crawford 02-24-2020
Replies: 188
Views: 9,328
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Stopped down to f8 or smaller, they're identical....

Stopped down to f8 or smaller, they're identical. At wider apertures, the f2 is sharper away from the center than the f1.8.
Forum: Chris Crawford 02-24-2020
Replies: 188
Views: 9,328
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
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Another with the 35mm f1.8 Canon lens.
Forum: Chris Crawford 02-24-2020
Replies: 2,653
Views: 385,599
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This vacant storefront is located on Main Street in the small town of Hudson, Indiana.

Hudson is a very small town on the...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 02-24-2020
Replies: 9
Views: 790
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Neutral gray images should be edited in the...

Neutral gray images should be edited in the grayscale space "Gray Gamma 2.2"


There is no reason to edit them in an RGB space; all it does it triple the size of the file. It does NOT give you more...
Forum: Chris Crawford 02-23-2020
Replies: 188
Views: 9,328
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Zeiss actually made Tessars for Contax cameras. I...

Zeiss actually made Tessars for Contax cameras. I think there were some made in LTM too. Canon and Nikon made 50mm f3.5 and 50mm f2.8 lenses that were Tessar designs, and there were Soviet made 50mm...
Forum: Chris Crawford 02-23-2020
Replies: 188
Views: 9,328
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Thanks, Pan. That one-room school is one of my...

Thanks, Pan. That one-room school is one of my favorite places to photograph. I photographed it the first time back in 1997, and that first photo was the first print that I ever sold from an exhibit...
Forum: Chris Crawford 02-23-2020
Replies: 188
Views: 9,328
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Last week, I found a good deal on another Canon...

Last week, I found a good deal on another Canon 35mm lens, this time a 35mm f2. This is the one everyone calls the "Japanese...
Forum: Chris Crawford 02-21-2020
Replies: 2,653
Views: 385,599
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The Jefferson Township Center School has been one of my favorite subjects, which I have returned to many times over the...
Forum: Chris Crawford 02-21-2020
Replies: 188
Views: 9,328
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
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Doing some more work with the 50mm f2.8 Elmar. I really love the way this lens renders.
Forum: Chris Crawford 02-20-2020
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Views: 385,599
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This house is on the corner of Mulberry Street and Washington Street in the small town of Churubusco,...
Forum: Chris Crawford 02-20-2020
Replies: 2,653
Views: 385,599
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
I agree. Wish I'd had something like that as a...

I agree. Wish I'd had something like that as a kid! My parents' yard didn't really have any suitable trees though. My dad probably would have built one if there had been a good tree for it.
Forum: Chris Crawford 02-19-2020
Replies: 2,653
Views: 385,599
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
I haven't done any photography in Hartford City;...

I haven't done any photography in Hartford City; I should go sometime. I just looked on Google Earth and Streetview and could not find your school, so I think its been demolished.
Forum: Chris Crawford 02-19-2020
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Views: 385,599
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This building is on Cass Street, a block east of Wells Street, in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The side of the building has...
Forum: Chris Crawford 02-17-2020
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Views: 385,599
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This old, abandoned vending machine stands in front of a former storefront church on Wells Street in Fort Wayne, Indiana....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-15-2020
Replies: 13
Views: 676
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Probably not. It was probably 80, but I'd have to...

Probably not. It was probably 80, but I'd have to dig through my notes to know for sure. Few films work well at box speed if you want maximum image quality, though many amateurs obsess over 'box...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-15-2020
Replies: 13
Views: 676
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Verichrome Pan was one of the most beautiful BW...

Verichrome Pan was one of the most beautiful BW films ever made. I miss it. I would not pay a lot of money for it, though. It was discontinued 20 years ago. Even kept frozen, I would not think that...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-14-2020
Replies: 23
Views: 1,188
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Arista.EDU film is actually Foma film. If you...

Arista.EDU film is actually Foma film. If you like Foma film, you'll like the Arista stuff. I like Foma 100. Image quality and tonality are very close to Ilford FP4 Plus. I do not like the Foma 400...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-11-2020
Replies: 8
Views: 423
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Bob is a member of RFF :) These prints are done...

Bob is a member of RFF :)

These prints are done with a wide-format inkjet printer using roll paper. The width of the print is limited by the printer's width but if you use paper that comes on a...
Forum: Chris Crawford 02-11-2020
Replies: 2,653
Views: 385,599
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Dinamo Judo is a martial arts school on High Street in the small town of Hicksville, Ohio. The building is a former bank,...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-10-2020
Replies: 2
Views: 318
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Don Goldberg. He's a factory trained Leica tech...

Don Goldberg. He's a factory trained Leica tech who has been doing it for decades. He's inundated with work and can be slow, but he is the best.


http://dagcamera.com
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 02-09-2020
Replies: 14
Views: 643
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Looks like dirt on the film when it was scanned....

Looks like dirt on the film when it was scanned. Cleaning the negs should fix it if that's what it is. Look at the film. is it dusty or are the marks you see actually in the image?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-09-2020
Replies: 9
Views: 345
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
They're air bubbles stuck on the film during the...

They're air bubbles stuck on the film during the developing. They block the developer from working on the spots where the bubbles are, leaving a dark circle.


When you agitate, you must bang the...
Forum: Chris Crawford 02-07-2020
Replies: 207
Views: 10,476
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
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Quiet please, cat at work!
Forum: Chris Crawford 02-07-2020
Replies: 2,653
Views: 385,599
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This treehouse is in the backyard of a house on the corner of Main Street (US-33) and Liberty Street in the...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-07-2020
Replies: 27
Views: 840
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
I'm using a Leica IIIf as my main camera for...

I'm using a Leica IIIf as my main camera for black and white work now. For color I shoot digital using Micro 4/3 gear (Olympus OM-D E-M1 mark II and Pen-F).

I use Kodak Tmax 400 and Ilford Delta...
Forum: Chris Crawford 02-06-2020
Replies: 2,653
Views: 385,599
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I found this sign on a restaurant's drive-through window amusing. A giant hand pointing down at the window, just in case the...
Forum: Chris Crawford 02-05-2020
Replies: 188
Views: 9,328
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
I wonder if your Bessa's rangefinder is out of...

I wonder if your Bessa's rangefinder is out of adjustment? That could bring a slight loss of sharpness if it is just slightly off.
Forum: Chris Crawford 02-05-2020
Replies: 188
Views: 9,328
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
John, It collapses easily once the thing is...

John,


It collapses easily once the thing is twisted far enough to disengage the bayonet mount, but I am afraid to do this too much for fear of damaging it. Is there a way to fix this easily? Or...
Forum: Chris Crawford 02-05-2020
Replies: 188
Views: 9,328
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
I don't know if the Barnacks hold film flatter or...

I don't know if the Barnacks hold film flatter or not. Probably do, given how they're made. I've never had issues with film flatness in any 35mm camera, though.
Forum: Chris Crawford 02-05-2020
Replies: 188
Views: 9,328
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
I've always loved how Tessar formula lenses...

I've always loved how Tessar formula lenses render. I have an ancient Rolleiflex with an uncoated 75mm Tessar that I love, but I have never owned a Tessar for a 35mm camera. Last week, I found a...
Forum: Chris Crawford 02-05-2020
Replies: 188
Views: 9,328
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Tim, That looks awesome! I haven't tried the...

Tim,


That looks awesome! I haven't tried the 35mm f2, but I've been really impressed with my 35mm f1.8.


I'd love to get a 28, but they seem to rarely come up for sale, and the ones on eBay are...
Forum: Chris Crawford 01-30-2020
Replies: 188
Views: 9,328
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
The Canon lenses I have do not have an issue with...

The Canon lenses I have do not have an issue with flare. They're clean inside with no haze. Many old Canon lenses, as well as many older Leica lenses, have haze inside that increases flare.
Forum: Chris Crawford 01-30-2020
Replies: 2,653
Views: 385,599
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
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This house is on Mulberry Street in the small town of Churubusco, Indiana.


Hand-painted American flags...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-30-2020
Replies: 5
Views: 374
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
What's sectional enlargement, and why is a...

What's sectional enlargement, and why is a condenser head better for it?
Forum: Chris Crawford 01-30-2020
Replies: 188
Views: 9,328
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Corner of Crescent Avenue and Delware Avenue in Fort Wayne.


50mm Summitar on Tmax 400.
Forum: Chris Crawford 01-30-2020
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He was giving me the cold shoulder because I wouldn't feed him. He had eaten just an hour earlier, but he was claiming...
Forum: Chris Crawford 01-29-2020
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I don't really like the Summitar's bokeh much...

I don't really like the Summitar's bokeh much either. I think the Canon 50mm f1.8 that I recently bought is much better in that regard.
Forum: Chris Crawford 01-29-2020
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https://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_full/11-19-19-sherlock-1.jpg

Back in November, I made this photograph of Sherlock, one of the two fatcats that live at Hyde Brothers Books in Fort...
Forum: Chris Crawford 01-29-2020
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Back in November, I made this photograph of Sherlock, one of the two fatcats that live at Hyde Brothers Books in Fort...
Forum: Chris Crawford 01-29-2020
Replies: 188
Views: 9,328
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My son, Mack. I made this photo of him a few weeks ago.


I used the 50mm Summitar and Tmax 400 developed in...
Forum: Chris Crawford 01-28-2020
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I think it depends on how long the haze has been...

I think it depends on how long the haze has been there. Left a long time, it can damage the glass. If it is cleaned often, it never has enough time to damage the glass, so keeping the glass clean is...
Forum: Chris Crawford 01-28-2020
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https://chriscrawfordphoto.com/family-snapshots/leica3f/images/2020-01-25-0001.jpg
Forum: Chris Crawford 01-28-2020
Replies: 188
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No, I'm not. Those books look like they're...

No, I'm not. Those books look like they're vibrating.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-27-2020
Replies: 54
Views: 1,246
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I know that back then Walgreens sold Tri-X,...

I know that back then Walgreens sold Tri-X, Plus-X, and Kodachrome 64 in addition to the common Kodak Gold color neg films.
Forum: Chris Crawford 01-27-2020
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The bokeh seems kind of harsh to me.

The bokeh seems kind of harsh to me.
Forum: Chris Crawford 01-27-2020
Replies: 188
Views: 9,328
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I love the Canon LTM lenses I have. When O.C....

I love the Canon LTM lenses I have. When O.C. gave me the camera, one of the lenses he gave me with it was a chrome Canon 135mm f4. I don't use it much since I rarely use lenses that long, but it is...
Forum: Chris Crawford 01-27-2020
Replies: 188
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I like the cat, makes the picture! The Hektor is...

I like the cat, makes the picture! The Hektor is a very early Leica lens, the original 'fast' 50mm from Leitz, before the Summar and the even later Summitar. I rarely see photos taken with it because...
Forum: Chris Crawford 01-27-2020
Replies: 188
Views: 9,328
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https://chriscrawfordphoto.com/family-snapshots/leica3f/images/2020-01-26-0008.jpg

50mm Summitar on Tmax...
Forum: Chris Crawford 01-27-2020
Replies: 188
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Thanks, Ko. I had not shot much black and white...

Thanks, Ko. I had not shot much black and white in the last couple of years. This camera has awakened my desire to shoot B&W again!
Forum: Chris Crawford 01-27-2020
Replies: 188
Views: 9,328
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An old house in the small town of Churubusco, Indiana.

50mm f2 Leica Summitar lens on Ilford Delta 400.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-26-2020
Replies: 108
Views: 5,435
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Kodak's price increase actually made the film...

Kodak's price increase actually made the film about the same price as Ilford at B&H, if you compare Tmax to Delta films. HP5 is actually about $1 less than Tri-X now.


I like both Kodak and Ilford...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-25-2020
Replies: 108
Views: 5,435
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Tmax 400 went up almost $2 in the USA too

Tmax 400 went up almost $2 in the USA too
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-24-2020
Replies: 70
Views: 2,450
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The C-Biogon is INCREDIBLY sharp. It also has...

The C-Biogon is INCREDIBLY sharp. It also has very nice bokeh, and less light falloff at the edges than many other 35mm rangefinder lenses (the Voigtlander 35mm f2.5 and f1.7 lenses both have a lot...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-22-2020
Replies: 70
Views: 2,450
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I bought one years ago, and sold it soon after....

I bought one years ago, and sold it soon after. The plain fact is that is is not very sharp away from the center (which is VERY sharp), even stopped down. Its a good lens for wide aperture work where...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-22-2020
Replies: 5
Views: 374
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
I always used a colorhead to print BW. Diffusion...

I always used a colorhead to print BW. Diffusion enlarger light sources give nicer highlight tonality and make dust and scratches on the film less visible.

I have printed with condenser enlargers,...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 01-20-2020
Replies: 52
Views: 4,849
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Black & White Processing I rarely do black and...

Black & White Processing

I rarely do black and white from digital; I still shoot film for that, but when I do, here's how I do it.

I still shoot RAW. I've never liked the tonality that any...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 01-20-2020
Replies: 52
Views: 4,849
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John, Its working out well enough that a year...

John,


Its working out well enough that a year ago I went down to Indianapolis and bought an Olympus OM-D E-M1 mark II with the vertical grip. I still have the Pen-F, which I use when I don't want...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-19-2020
Replies: 4
Views: 335
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
That's not what a densitometer is for. It is for...

That's not what a densitometer is for. It is for testing films and developers to find the correct exposure index to use and the correct developing time to use.


What you're thinking of is a printing...
Forum: Chris Crawford 01-17-2020
Replies: 2,653
Views: 385,599
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https://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_...

https://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_full/wells-street-roofers-1.jpg



In November last year, these men were working on removing the old shingles from the roof an old house on Wells...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-16-2020
Replies: 67
Views: 2,831
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
That looks much better!

That looks much better!
Forum: Chris Crawford 01-15-2020
Replies: 188
Views: 9,328
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Nice shot. I love the results I have seen from...

Nice shot. I love the results I have seen from that lens on RFF. Its too bad they're so hard to find at a reasonable price now.
Forum: Chris Crawford 01-15-2020
Replies: 188
Views: 9,328
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https://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_full/12-27-19-scout-1.jpg

A low-light shot!



Scout is one of the two cats at Hyde Brothers Books in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She used to be really...
Forum: Chris Crawford 01-15-2020
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https://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_full/12-27-19-scout-1.jpg



Scout is one of the two cats at Hyde Brothers Books in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She used to be really thin, though her long...
Forum: Chris Crawford 01-15-2020
Replies: 188
Views: 9,328
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Interesting. I didn't know any glass could absorb...

Interesting. I didn't know any glass could absorb water. I'll stick to the chrome lenses from Canon then. Both of mine are great.




Here's another photo from the 90mm Elmar:
Forum: Chris Crawford 01-14-2020
Replies: 207
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I just weighed Sneaky. He is up to 14lb, which is...

I just weighed Sneaky. He is up to 14lb, which is 6.35kg. A little less fat than yours, but I am sure if he keeps it up, he'll outweigh her! I have been trying to limit his food, but he goes outside...
Forum: Chris Crawford 01-14-2020
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https://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_full/2019-garage-star.jpg


This Christmas star was mounted on top of a garage facing north on Fourth Street between Cass Street and Wells Street in...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-14-2020
Replies: 67
Views: 2,831
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
VC paper isn't needed with pyro, people used it...

VC paper isn't needed with pyro, people used it with graded paper for decades.

Charles has three problems:

1: He used the file straight from the scanner and that NEVER, EVER gives a good result....
Forum: Chris Crawford 01-13-2020
Replies: 188
Views: 9,328
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
That's why I bought a Chrome Canon 50/1.8. I'd...

That's why I bought a Chrome Canon 50/1.8. I'd read a lot about the haze problems with the black lenses and didnt want to deal with it. I've seen some claim that the black 50/1.8 is sharper than the...
Forum: Chris Crawford 01-13-2020
Replies: 188
Views: 9,328
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https://chriscrawfordphoto.com/family-snapshots/leica3f/images/2020-01-12-0003.jpg
Forum: Chris Crawford 01-12-2020
Replies: 207
Views: 10,476
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Yes, he is a very convincing liar, until you pick...

Yes, he is a very convincing liar, until you pick him up and the strain on your muscles tells you that this cat is NOT being starved.
Forum: Chris Crawford 01-12-2020
Replies: 188
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Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Thanks, Helen. Its been fun shooting film again!

Thanks, Helen. Its been fun shooting film again!
Forum: Chris Crawford 01-12-2020
Replies: 207
Views: 10,476
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Sneaky telling me to put down that damned camera and crack open a can of food! He is obviously starving.
Forum: Chris Crawford 01-12-2020
Replies: 188
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Phil sent me his extra 90mm a few days before...

Phil sent me his extra 90mm a few days before Christmas, and I began shooting with it right away! Unfortunately, I'm so far behind in getting stuff scanned that I didn't get any of the photos I...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-12-2020
Replies: 10
Views: 395
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Spot meter should only work after you push the...

Spot meter should only work after you push the spot button, then the reading will clear and go back to center weighted after you make an exposure unless you used the exposure-lock function.


Keep in...
Forum: Chris Crawford 01-08-2020
Replies: 2,653
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https://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_...

https://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_full/sullivan-bldg-antwerp.jpg



The C. Sullivan Building is a vacant storefront building on Main Street and Stone Street in the small town of...
Forum: Chris Crawford 01-07-2020
Replies: 2,653
Views: 385,599
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
I do it in Lightroom. I could never afford a...

I do it in Lightroom. I could never afford a shift lens, they were expensive, and most of them do not allow much shift anyway.


All of my color work for the last two years has been done with Olympus...
Forum: Chris Crawford 01-07-2020
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https://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_full/monroe-8-schoolhouse-1.jpg



The Monroe Township District #8 Schoolhouse is located on State Road 101, about a mile north of the small town of...
Forum: Chris Crawford 01-06-2020
Replies: 2,653
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https://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_full/redwood-inn.jpg



Redwood Inn is an old neighborhood tavern on West Main Street in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The West Main Street area is a working...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-05-2020
Replies: 240
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https://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_full/may11-2016-fog-1.jpg

This tree stands in a field on the south side of Indianapolis Road, east of Buskirk Road, in rural southwest Allen...
Forum: Chris Crawford 01-03-2020
Replies: 2,653
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Thanks, Robert. Happy New Year to you too...

Thanks, Robert. Happy New Year to you too :)






https://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_full/busby-bldg.jpg
Forum: Chris Crawford 01-02-2020
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https://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_full/antwerp-icecream.jpg




KB Scoops is an ice cream shop on the corner of Main Street and Daggett Street in the small town of Antwerp, Ohio.


...
Forum: Chris Crawford 01-01-2020
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https://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_full/12-13-19-schneider-bldg.jpg




The C. J. Schneider Building is a storefront building on the corner of Main Street and Stone Street in the...
Forum: Chris Crawford 12-31-2019
Replies: 2,653
Views: 385,599
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https://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_full/13-24-drivein-11-4-19.jpg


Another photograph of the 13-24 Drive-In Theatre just outside Wabash, Indiana. I photographed it back in November,...
Forum: Chris Crawford 12-30-2019
Replies: 2,653
Views: 385,599
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https://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_full/payne-christmas-2019.jpg




This house is on Laura Street in the small town of Payne, Ohio. The entire yard was filled with plastic Christmas...
Forum: Chris Crawford 12-29-2019
Replies: 207
Views: 10,476
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https://chriscrawfordphoto.com/family-snapshots/sneaky/images/PC230021.jpg
Forum: Chris Crawford 12-25-2019
Replies: 207
Views: 10,476
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Sneaky is not as vocal as some cats I have had....

Sneaky is not as vocal as some cats I have had. He'll just sit on his stool and stare, sometimes trilling if you ask him if he's hungry. If that doesn't get the food, he'll jump on the counter and...
Forum: Chris Crawford 12-25-2019
Replies: 207
Views: 10,476
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https://chriscrawfordphoto.com/family-snapshots/sneaky/images/PC220004.jpg




Where's my food, Slave? The bowl is EMPTY!



Sneaky is fully fluffed out with his winter fur! I made this photo of him...
Forum: Chris Crawford 12-20-2019
Replies: 2,653
Views: 385,599
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https://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_full/payne-flamingos.jpg


A flock of plastic flamingos next to a house on the corner of Elm Street and Laura Street in the small town of Payne,...
Forum: Chris Crawford 12-19-2019
Replies: 2,653
Views: 385,599
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https://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_full/happy-halloween.jpg



This old house has the most 'minimalist' Halloween decorations that I have ever seen! "Happy Halloween" is spelled out...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 12-19-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 890
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
The techniques in my tutorial are designed to...

The techniques in my tutorial are designed to give an exposure that will minimize the problems of light tones being too light to hold detail and dark tones being too dark to hold detail. If the...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 12-18-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 890
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Here are tutorials that I wrote for two different...

Here are tutorials that I wrote for two different techniques that both work well for metering strongly backlit scenes.

Incident-Reflected Average...
Forum: Chris Crawford 12-17-2019
Replies: 2,653
Views: 385,599
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https://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_...

https://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_full/bbbrrrr.jpg



The 13-24 Drive-In is one of a handful of drive-in theaters still operating in small towns in northern Indiana. It is located on...
Forum: Chris Crawford 12-16-2019
Replies: 2,653
Views: 385,599
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The scooters arrived over the summer. Fort...

The scooters arrived over the summer. Fort Wayne's downtown is now littered with them; I can see why people in other cities that have them want them gone.


The Glaser & Ebbs building has always been...
Forum: Chris Crawford 12-16-2019
Replies: 2,653
Views: 385,599
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https://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_...

https://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_full/endless-treasures.jpg





Van Wert Variety Store is a now-closed store that sold used goods and antiques, located in an old brick building on...
Forum: Chris Crawford 12-13-2019
Replies: 2,653
Views: 385,599
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https://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_full/glaser-ebbs-christmas.jpg



The Glaser & Ebbs building is on the corner of Berry Street and Clinton Street, near the courthouse, in downtown...
Forum: Chris Crawford 12-13-2019
Replies: 2,653
Views: 385,599
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Fort Wayne has lost almost all of its beautiful...

Fort Wayne has lost almost all of its beautiful old buildings downtown. I've been photographing a lot of small towns, which still have much of their architectural heritage intact; but many of those...
Forum: Chris Crawford 12-12-2019
Replies: 2,653
Views: 385,599
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https://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_...

https://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_full/new2you-2.jpg



New2 You is a secondhand shop on South Street (State Road 101) in the small town of Monroeville, Indiana. I photographed it...
Forum: Chris Crawford 12-11-2019
Replies: 2,653
Views: 385,599
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https://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_...

https://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_full/fw-hotel-construction-1.jpg


A man-lift stands in front of the steel frame of a new building under construction on Main Street in downtown...
Forum: Chris Crawford 12-10-2019
Replies: 2,653
Views: 385,599
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https://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_full/westmain-storefront-2.jpg



This storefront is on the corner of West Main Street and Osage Street in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

The building was...
Forum: Chris Crawford 12-09-2019
Replies: 2,653
Views: 385,599
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https://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_full/12-8-19-limaroad-tree-1.jpg


This is one of the most perfectly formed trees that I have ever seen. It is in a field along Lima Road (Indiana...
Forum: Chris Crawford 12-08-2019
Replies: 207
Views: 10,476
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Sneaky refuses to eat dry food, which is probably...

Sneaky refuses to eat dry food, which is probably for the best. If I left out food for him, he would weigh 500lb. He is GREEDY.
Forum: Chris Crawford 12-08-2019
Replies: 207
Views: 10,476
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https://chriscrawfordphoto.com/family-snapshots/sneaky/images/PC020024.jpg


Sleeping on my books and shoes cannot be comfortable, but he does this all the time.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 12-07-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 562
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
The EBL of the R3 cameras is longer (better for...

The EBL of the R3 cameras is longer (better for focusing fast lenses) than on the Bessa R2 and R4 cameras. It should be ok
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-07-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 2,587
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
What was wrong with it that made it unsuitable...

What was wrong with it that made it unsuitable for wet printing? Did it look good when scanned with a film scanner, but not when printed in the darkroom?
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 12-05-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 18,853
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Its possible for the flash metering to be out of...

Its possible for the flash metering to be out of calibration when the ambient light metering is good.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 12-05-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 18,853
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
It is an incident light meter, so be sure when...

It is an incident light meter, so be sure when you take the reading that you are standing where the subject is, pointing the white dome directly at the camera lens. You can have someone else stand at...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-30-2019
Replies: 108
Views: 5,435
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Who in Cuba can afford a new Leica??

Who in Cuba can afford a new Leica??
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-29-2019
Replies: 106
Views: 6,552
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
I agree with Marty on dilution. I usually use...

I agree with Marty on dilution. I usually use Tmax Developer (or Lmax) at 1+7, except with Tmax 3200 or Delta 3200. For those films I use the normal 1+4 dilution.

I have times I have tested for Tmax...
Forum: Chris Crawford 11-29-2019
Replies: 207
Views: 10,476
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Sneaky refuses to eat dry food, no matter how...

Sneaky refuses to eat dry food, no matter how hungry he is!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-29-2019
Replies: 106
Views: 6,552
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Lmax is Freestyle's version of Tmax Developer....

Lmax is Freestyle's version of Tmax Developer. You do not have to mix it all at once. I just make enough for each developing session.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-29-2019
Replies: 108
Views: 5,435
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
In the US, Kodak is significantly...

In the US, Kodak is significantly cheaper.


Example:
Kodak Tmax 400, 36 exposure is $5.79 at B&H. (https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/29139-USA/Kodak_8947947_TMY_135_36_Roll_T_Max.html)


Ilford...
Forum: Chris Crawford 11-28-2019
Replies: 2,653
Views: 385,599
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https://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_...

https://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_full/westmain-turkey-house-2.jpg

To my fellow Americans, Happy Thanksgiving!

I photographed this house a couple days ago. It is on the corner of...
Forum: Chris Crawford 11-27-2019
Replies: 207
Views: 10,476
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sleeping on my bathroom floor this morning.
Forum: Chris Crawford 11-27-2019
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This little used car lot is on West Main Street, in Fort Wayne, Indiana. It has one of the more unusual names that I...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-27-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 835
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I've been doing it for years. Segregating images...

I've been doing it for years. Segregating images by technique is an amateur concern. What matters is the subject.
Forum: Chris Crawford 11-26-2019
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I made this photograph of the sky shortly before sunset yesterday evening.
Forum: Chris Crawford 11-25-2019
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This is the first of eight abstract photographs that I made of the sky over my neighborhood in Fort Wayne on the morning of...
Forum: Chris Crawford 11-23-2019
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Last week, I photographed this fireworks store in the small town of New Haven, Indiana. Since fireworks are a popular...
Forum: Chris Crawford 11-21-2019
Replies: 207
Views: 10,476
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Sneaky is much more persistent. Like your cat, he...

Sneaky is much more persistent. Like your cat, he is very well versed in the vocabulary of food/eating.


Here he is trying to guilt me into feeding him after I took the photo of him looking out the...
Forum: Chris Crawford 11-21-2019
Replies: 207
Views: 10,476
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He's awesome. He spent hours last night cuddled...

He's awesome. He spent hours last night cuddled up to me on the sofa while I read a book.


See how round he is getting, lol. I'm having to watch his eating because he'll manipulate my son and I into...
Forum: Chris Crawford 11-21-2019
Replies: 207
Views: 10,476
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Sneaky likes to sit on the counter and stare out the window, looking for new victims! He killed a mouse in my yard a...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-20-2019
Replies: 53
Views: 3,235
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
The Summitar has unusual filter threads that will...

The Summitar has unusual filter threads that will not take standard filters. Leitz made special filters for the Summitar and they also made an adapter to allow the use of normal filters.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-20-2019
Replies: 77
Views: 9,355
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Scanners cannot resolve grain properly either,...

Scanners cannot resolve grain properly either, that's why scanned film suffers from grain aliasing that makes the image look grainier than it actually is.


I did a quick test a few weeks ago by...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-20-2019
Replies: 106
Views: 6,552
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Some on Photrio's analogue forums have speculated...

Some on Photrio's analogue forums have speculated that Kodak is getting their chemicals made now by the same American supplier that makes Freestyle's store-brand chemicals, and that the Kodak...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-20-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 1,239
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
A lot of modern digital SLR and mirrorless...

A lot of modern digital SLR and mirrorless cameras have them too. My Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II has one showing the plane of the sensor.


I don't know the history though. Interesting question!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-19-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,155
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Didn't you say your IIIf had a light leak (in my...

Didn't you say your IIIf had a light leak (in my thread about my Leica IIIf)?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-19-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,155
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What camera did you shoot that in? I have ever...

What camera did you shoot that in? I have ever seen any Kodak film like that, and uneven development would not give such perfect lines.
Forum: Chris Crawford 11-19-2019
Replies: 2,653
Views: 385,599
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A door on the back of an old brick house on the west side of Cass Street, just south of Fourth Street, in...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-19-2019
Replies: 106
Views: 6,552
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
The sudden death problem when Xtol was first...

The sudden death problem when Xtol was first introduced many years ago was caused by a packaging problem wasn't it? Crazy that they'd repeat that same mistake 20 yrs later.
Forum: Chris Crawford 11-18-2019
Replies: 188
Views: 9,328
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Thanks, OC. I think D-76 1+1 is the best for most...

Thanks, OC. I think D-76 1+1 is the best for most films, too. I especially like it for Tmax 100, Tmax 400, and Tri-X. Wonderful tonality from those films in D-76.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-18-2019
Replies: 106
Views: 6,552
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When I was young, back in the 90s, Kodak dry...

When I was young, back in the 90s, Kodak dry chemicals came in thick paper pouches lined with foil. Never got a bad one. The later thin plastic bags they package stuff in now are simply not up to the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-18-2019
Replies: 106
Views: 6,552
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
They changed HC-110 too, so it may not have that...

They changed HC-110 too, so it may not have that legendary shelf life anymore
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-18-2019
Replies: 106
Views: 6,552
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
The sad thing is that for a century Kodak...

The sad thing is that for a century Kodak chemicals were made in the US and were good. The reason they were good wasn't that that they were American-Made. They were good because Kodak made...
Forum: Chris Crawford 11-17-2019
Replies: 188
Views: 9,328
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You've probably got a shutter curtain with holes,...

You've probably got a shutter curtain with holes, that where Barnacks usually leak.


Doesn't surprise me the store sends film to Dwayne's. Here in Indiana there are two labs I know of that can do...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 11-16-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 697
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
I've used two of the Leica-Panasonic micro four...

I've used two of the Leica-Panasonic micro four thirds lenses.

The 15mm f1.7 is a wonderful lens, tack sharp wide open. I sold mine because I rarely used it. The 12-40mm f2.8 Olympus pro lens gets...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-15-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,688
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Your post was irrelevant to the original poster's...

Your post was irrelevant to the original poster's question. Several of us have pointed out that it was bad advice.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-15-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,688
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Cameras with dried lubricants will NOT magically...

Cameras with dried lubricants will NOT magically start working if you exercise the shutter. They need repaired. Even if firing the shutter a bunch of times before use makes it seem to be working, the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-11-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 426
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
All of my films are stored in print file pages...

All of my films are stored in print file pages with a "Roll Number" written on the top of the page. They're stored in file cabinets.

In the past, I kept written notes for each roll in Moleskine...
Forum: Digital Compacts 11-08-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 1,404
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
have you tried getting in touch with DxO?

have you tried getting in touch with DxO?
Forum: Chris Crawford 11-08-2019
Replies: 207
Views: 10,476
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My cat is crazy. A couple times now, I have caught Sneaky sleeping with his head on his water bowl and the long fur on...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-06-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 963
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
I'm curious about Harry Callahan's agitation...

I'm curious about Harry Callahan's agitation technique. You should make a video showing how its done!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-01-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 963
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Plastic reels are very, very hard to load with...

Plastic reels are very, very hard to load with 120 film because of the thinner film base. 35mm films are coated on a thicker base than 120 films are, which helps keep the film stiff and thus easier...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-01-2019
Replies: 77
Views: 9,355
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
In the brochure one of the things in the spec...

In the brochure one of the things in the spec list says: "Lens Calibration: Yes." I wonder i that means autofocus? or even manual focus?
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-01-2019
Replies: 77
Views: 9,355
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Didn't the original one have a lot of reliability...

Didn't the original one have a lot of reliability issues? Perhaps this one is simply a redesign that is supposed to fix the older one's problems.
Forum: Chris Crawford 10-31-2019
Replies: 2,653
Views: 385,599
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Kayaks for rent at Promenade Park in downtown Fort Wayne. This is where the woman in my previous post got her kayak....
Forum: Chris Crawford 10-30-2019
Replies: 2,653
Views: 385,599
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A woman kayaking on the Saint Marys River at Promenade Park in downtown Fort Wayne, Indiana. I made this photograph last...
Forum: Chris Crawford 10-29-2019
Replies: 188
Views: 9,328
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:p:p:p:p lol :D:D:D:D

:p:p:p:p lol :D:D:D:D
Forum: Chris Crawford 10-29-2019
Replies: 188
Views: 9,328
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Actually its D-76 1+1, believe it or not.

Actually its D-76 1+1, believe it or not.
Forum: Chris Crawford 10-29-2019
Replies: 188
Views: 9,328
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Still having fun with the Leica! This was shot with the 50mm Summitar on Tmax 400.


This woman is kayaking on the Saint...
Forum: Chris Crawford 10-27-2019
Replies: 129
Views: 7,554
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In this photo recently tweeted by the University...

In this photo recently tweeted by the University of Michigan Engineering School, NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine is speaking next to a large illustration, CREATED BY MY SON, of a proposed Mars...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-26-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 488
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Pulling or pushing doesn't affect reciprocity...

Pulling or pushing doesn't affect reciprocity failure. you meter at whatever EI you're shooting the film at, then add whatever compensation is needed for the shutter speed you're using.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-26-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 948
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Film scans are not supposed to look perfect right...

Film scans are not supposed to look perfect right from the scanner, and the software that comes with them is not designed to do so. The ideal film scan looks flat and lifeless; this lets the scanner...
Forum: Chris Crawford 10-25-2019
Replies: 207
Views: 10,476
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
I don't know, but a lot of cats do love to lay on...

I don't know, but a lot of cats do love to lay on shoes. Sneaky does this to my son's shoes, too.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-25-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,674
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
My 35mm Elmar focuses very easily and smoothly,...

My 35mm Elmar focuses very easily and smoothly, and the aperture is very easy to change. It was serviced by DAG earlier this year. One that is stiff in focusing likely needs serviced, that is not...
Forum: Chris Crawford 10-25-2019
Replies: 207
Views: 10,476
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In October, 2019, Sneaky began spending a lot more time indoors since it is getting colder outside. I often stay up late...
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