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Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 6 Hours Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 738
Posted By css9450
Probably not; I only clicked on this thread...

Probably not; I only clicked on this thread because I thought it was mostly about image theft. Its mostly not.
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 21 Hours Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 738
Posted By css9450
I'm not even sure what we're supposed to be...

I'm not even sure what we're supposed to be shooting any more.
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Day Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 821
Posted By css9450
What would GW do?

What would GW do?
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Day Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 821
Posted By css9450
And it was probably taken at some inconvenient...

And it was probably taken at some inconvenient shutter speed like 1/2 second.... Itself an improvement from the olden days of several seconds, even in daylight! Just slightly faster than having...
Forum: Chris Crawford 3 Days Ago
Replies: 107
Views: 3,751
Posted By css9450
Cool! I had no idea.... We might be twins!

Cool! I had no idea.... We might be twins!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 3 Days Ago
Replies: 65
Views: 1,926
Posted By css9450
I don't shoot people, but for me it was a...

I don't shoot people, but for me it was a revelation when I bought my first lens that was wider than a 50. Nowadays, if I'm going out with one lens, its usually a 35.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 5 Days Ago
Replies: 92
Views: 2,146
Posted By css9450
I have one of those too! (Shhhh don't tell...

I have one of those too! (Shhhh don't tell anyone its from last October!) Zorki-4, Jupiter-12.


https://imageshack.com/a/img923/7282/zTXZ6S.jpg
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 5 Days Ago
Replies: 79
Views: 2,553
Posted By css9450
Vaporware!

Vaporware!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 100
Views: 3,913
Posted By css9450
I was pleased with this shot; its on P30. Cloudy...

I was pleased with this shot; its on P30. Cloudy day, and I'm in the shadow of this tall building. Very flat lighting.



https://imageshack.com/a/img924/7960/trHQik.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 168
Views: 5,632
Posted By css9450
Was it Jan?

Was it Jan?
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 222
Views: 25,455
Posted By css9450
Larger than...

Larger than life.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/2120/BU3MIT.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 466
Posted By css9450
That soon after sunrise, I would absolutely use a...

That soon after sunrise, I would absolutely use a tripod.
Forum: RFF News 1 Week Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 431
Posted By css9450
They'd have a hard time finding any faces to...

They'd have a hard time finding any faces to recognize on my Flickr site; I don't shoot people!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 44
Views: 1,588
Posted By css9450
Now add on the distinctive sound on an MD-2...

Now add on the distinctive sound on an MD-2 motordrive... Now THAT's 1970s photojournalism in action!
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 92
Views: 2,146
Posted By css9450
Oh rats, I decided to show my LTM Canon some love...

Oh rats, I decided to show my LTM Canon some love so I loaded it with film last night.... Guess I'll have to do the same for my Zorki.


Look forward to seeing some results by, oh, February or so. ...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 1 Week Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 710
Posted By css9450
That's good to know! So we won't have to send it...

That's good to know! So we won't have to send it away for 18 months for a sensor replacement under warranty.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 44
Views: 1,588
Posted By css9450
My Komaflex has both a leaf shutter and a reflex...

My Komaflex has both a leaf shutter and a reflex mirror. Its loud for such a tiny camera! And quite complicated mechanically. Its only real issue is that at its maximum speed (1/500th) it'll...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 1,189
Posted By css9450
Now you're just muddying the waters with facts! ...

Now you're just muddying the waters with facts! ;)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 1,189
Posted By css9450
I've always considered my F to be a folder. My...

I've always considered my F to be a folder.

My F2 however is a TLR.
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 1,230
Posted By css9450
I've had my FM2 since 1985 and my F2 since 1995...

I've had my FM2 since 1985 and my F2 since 1995 but have only used them sporadically in the last decade (particularly the F2 which has only seen a half-dozen or so rolls total). But my N90s dates...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 168
Views: 5,632
Posted By css9450
Which brings up a pet peeve of mine, albeit of a...

Which brings up a pet peeve of mine, albeit of a mostly-unrelated topic.

I like to shoot concert videos with my Sony vidcam, but at any venue larger than a bar, I'm not allowed to bring it. But...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 100
Views: 3,913
Posted By css9450
I agree. When I get really bad results, its...

I agree. When I get really bad results, its almost always because of some small simple mistake on my part. I wonder if Ted can post some P30 vs. Acros comparisons side-by-side, like I did...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 100
Views: 3,913
Posted By css9450
I missed the warning about using a motordrive. ...

I missed the warning about using a motordrive. Fortunately my N90S didn't seem to do any harm.


https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/4183/gJQCOd.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 100
Views: 3,913
Posted By css9450
I wonder if there was something wrong with your...

I wonder if there was something wrong with your camera.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 100
Views: 3,913
Posted By css9450
Its contrasty, but not excessively so I think. I...

Its contrasty, but not excessively so I think. I can still see the details in his black shirt for example. His face is fantastic! It was probably the right film for light inside that tent.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 100
Views: 3,913
Posted By css9450
That's the quandary. I've seen such excellent...

That's the quandary. I've seen such excellent results from others.

I exposed mine at ISO 80. Maybe I should have used 50 or 25? In the end I decided to stick with Delta 100.
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 168
Views: 5,632
Posted By css9450
I get comments like that about my cell phone. ...

I get comments like that about my cell phone. Its a "dumb" phone.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 100
Views: 3,913
Posted By css9450
Or put it up on Ebay. I shot two rolls.... I...

Or put it up on Ebay.

I shot two rolls.... I found it much too contrasty, at least for my developing and scanning abilities. So I listed the rest of the rolls I bought for $12 each, and they sold...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 79
Views: 2,553
Posted By css9450
Its complicated because it varies so widely. I...

Its complicated because it varies so widely. I am looking at $23 to $26 for 120 C-41 processing + scan, regardless whether I get it done locally or mail it away to a lab. This would be on top of...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 79
Views: 2,553
Posted By css9450
They could probably sell out a new run pretty...

They could probably sell out a new run pretty quickly but to repeat those sales year after year would be the trick. The pent-up demand would be gone after the first run. That's the hard part about...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 805
Posted By css9450
I see some results so far. IMO.

I see some results so far.
IMO.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 861
Posted By css9450
Prices seem to vary widely. B&H charges the same...

Prices seem to vary widely. B&H charges the same for T-Max vs. Tri-X, whereas my local shop charges a $3 premium for T-Max with Delta 400 splitting the difference between the two. This is in 35mm...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 668
Posted By css9450
Errors do exist on the Massive Dev. Chart. A...

Errors do exist on the Massive Dev. Chart.

A couple years ago, there was a 127 film called Rerapan 100. We learned later it was just re-spooled Fuji Acros. I was always bugged by it because my...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 2,393
Posted By css9450
Abandoned gas station, Gary Indiana,...

Abandoned gas station, Gary Indiana, nighttime.


https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/8587/ff2Ymq.jpg
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 299
Views: 19,450
Posted By css9450
What's most interesting, is that a lot of that...

What's most interesting, is that a lot of that "patina" has come from what must've been many decades of use. There are shiny spots in the leatherette, for example, where one's fingers would...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 299
Views: 19,450
Posted By css9450
An old one and one...

An old one and one not-so-old.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/6905/KeduxR.jpg
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 81
Views: 3,145
Posted By css9450
Metallica, Megadeth, Anthrax, Slayer...

Metallica, Megadeth, Anthrax, Slayer...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 421
Views: 62,586
Posted By css9450
Nikon Zoom-Touch 470 ($3.99 at Goodwill!), Kodak...

Nikon Zoom-Touch 470 ($3.99 at Goodwill!), Kodak 200 print film:

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/2755/mn00Xs.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 977
Posted By css9450
Most of my "37th Frames" end up looking like...

Most of my "37th Frames" end up looking like this. Or they're of my pants leg, the ground, etc. Or maybe these are the "0 Frames"; I don't know. Somewhere I have half a box of slides all from this...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,775
Views: 287,200
Posted By css9450
That color reminds me of the glossy gray I see on...

That color reminds me of the glossy gray I see on some other new vehicles; Jeep Wranglers come to mind immediately but I am sure there are others. An unusual color but it sure stands out from the...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,775
Views: 287,200
Posted By css9450
Rainy day Chevy truck. Baby Rolleiflex (1932...

Rainy day Chevy truck. Baby Rolleiflex (1932 version), Ilford Delta 100, Rodinal 1:50


https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/2980/SDLjcg.jpg
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 299
Views: 19,450
Posted By css9450
Delta 100 in the 1932 Baby...

Delta 100 in the 1932 Baby Rolleiflex:

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/2980/SDLjcg.jpg
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 435
Views: 33,751
Posted By css9450
Baby Rolleiflex (1932 version), Ilford Delta 100,...

Baby Rolleiflex (1932 version), Ilford Delta 100, Rodinal 1:50

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/7343/V6zWB7.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 358
Posted By css9450
I would think so. That's probably true of a lot...

I would think so. That's probably true of a lot of cameras; best accuracy would be obtained if the needle readout in the viewfinder has a scale marked with stops (not all do).
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 358
Posted By css9450
Good question; I'll have to give it a try!

Good question; I'll have to give it a try!
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 358
Posted By css9450
My N90S can meter at ASA 6 and it has plus or...

My N90S can meter at ASA 6 and it has plus or minus 5 stops of compensation.... I'm not even sure what that would be on the low end. Or even if it would be accurate. I recently shot some Adox CMS...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-17-2019
Replies: 81
Views: 3,145
Posted By css9450
Yes, and yes!

Yes, and yes!
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-16-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,172
Posted By css9450
On the other hand, I know a guy who used to buy...

On the other hand, I know a guy who used to buy expensive gear from B&H and then he'd take it on trips with him and use it. As soon as he got home, he'd pack it up in the original boxes and send it...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-16-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,172
Posted By css9450
That's a LOT of returns. I would feel guilty...

That's a LOT of returns. I would feel guilty returning stuff that often, regardless how much I decide to keep.

I can recall every single item I bought online and then returned:

1. A Think Tank...
Forum: Lomography 09-15-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,206
Posted By css9450
Now we're getting silly here...

Now we're getting silly here...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 09-14-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 664
Posted By css9450
Now I see them, here at home on a better monitor....

Now I see them, here at home on a better monitor. I agree they're bubbles.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 09-13-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,885
Posted By css9450
Essentially, its the "part number".

Essentially, its the "part number".
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 09-12-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 664
Posted By css9450
Is it the couple of dark spots in the sky we're...

Is it the couple of dark spots in the sky we're looking at, or is it something else? The foreground is much too busy for us to notice.
Forum: Chris Crawford 09-11-2019
Replies: 107
Views: 3,751
Posted By css9450
LOL My "Barnacks" are Canon and Nicca/Tower...

LOL My "Barnacks" are Canon and Nicca/Tower clones, so all the beautiful Leicas are safe from my VF (even though the cameras look pretty much the same).
Forum: Chris Crawford 09-11-2019
Replies: 107
Views: 3,751
Posted By css9450
There is also the option of the plastic (3-D...

There is also the option of the plastic (3-D printed) 35mm VF made using the plastic viewfinder from an inexpensive Canon "Owl" P&S camera (readily available for a few dollars on Ebay). It won't...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-11-2019
Replies: 60
Views: 2,004
Posted By css9450
Indeed! It is for that very reason I resumed...

Indeed! It is for that very reason I resumed doing my own B&W development again after shooting Ilford XP2 for a couple of years. ASA 400 is just too fast for some cameras (and/or for certain lenses...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-11-2019
Replies: 1,552
Views: 197,841
Posted By css9450
He looks like a good driver. Those big vans need...

He looks like a good driver. Those big vans need a sharp eye on the mirrors!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-09-2019
Replies: 1,775
Views: 287,200
Posted By css9450
As opposed to this 'ol buggy left out in the...

As opposed to this 'ol buggy left out in the rain! Komaflex-S, Ilford Delta 100, Rodinal 1:50.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/8302/IUXnFI.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-07-2019
Replies: 1,775
Views: 287,200
Posted By css9450
Not a Z28. Zorki-4, Jupiter-12 35mm/f2.8, Ilford...

Not a Z28. Zorki-4, Jupiter-12 35mm/f2.8, Ilford Delta 100, Rodinal 1:50

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/9461/YmNlqH.jpg
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-07-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 2,046
Posted By css9450
Stayed up late last night and developed my film. ...

Stayed up late last night and developed my film.

"Ford vs. Chevy". Zorki-4, CV 21mm/f4, Ilford Delta 100, Rodinal 1:50

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/3686/sk0n0Q.jpg


"We See You". ...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 09-07-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 852
Posted By css9450
Yep, still there and its still 14 minutes at 1:50...

Yep, still there and its still 14 minutes at 1:50 dilution at 68 degrees. But on the inside of the film boxes, it and a few others are no longer printed (I found an old box at home and compared). ...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 09-06-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 852
Posted By css9450
That's indeed strange; my package is Nov. 2021...

That's indeed strange; my package is Nov. 2021 and its no longer listed. But mine does agree with yours - DD-X is 12 minutes.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 09-06-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 852
Posted By css9450
Hmmmm... I have some brand new boxes here at the...

Hmmmm... I have some brand new boxes here at the office, so out of curiosity I opened one and looked. What most concerned me, was that there were some developers (most notably Rodinal) no longer...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-05-2019
Replies: 532
Views: 48,919
Posted By css9450
Kankakee, Illinois. Baby Rolleiflex, Kodak Ektar...

Kankakee, Illinois. Baby Rolleiflex, Kodak Ektar 100:

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/8204/1tkh71.jpg
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-05-2019
Replies: 299
Views: 19,450
Posted By css9450
Thanks! This is such a fun camera to use. Both...

Thanks! This is such a fun camera to use. Both of them, actually. I need to post a pic of them both together. This new (old) Rollei is a real...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-05-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,610
Posted By css9450
I searched around in the basement and found the...

I searched around in the basement and found the remnants of a box of 1/4-20 hex nuts and used four of them underneath the Omega negative holders I use to hold my films. The nuts raise the negative...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-05-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 2,046
Posted By css9450
Thanks about the reminder (about ICCD); I just...

Thanks about the reminder (about ICCD); I just finished a roll in my Zorki. I should develop it tonight or tomorrow instead of waiting for the rolls in some other cameras to finish. That might take...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 09-04-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 1,160
Posted By css9450
I see an unfortunate trend towards abuse of the...

I see an unfortunate trend towards abuse of the "Like" button on some other forums. Not necessarily photography forums, mind you. The posts which get the most "Likes" are the ones where the is a...
Forum: Nikon RF 09-04-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 414
Posted By css9450
The F is larger. The backs aren't...

The F is larger. The backs aren't interchangeable.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-03-2019
Replies: 299
Views: 19,450
Posted By css9450
From forum member Enasniearth, I bought an...

From forum member Enasniearth, I bought an original (1932-vintage) 4x4 Rolleiflex. It shows a lot of "patina" from many decades of use but it works almost as good as new! So I have become part of...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-03-2019
Replies: 1,775
Views: 287,200
Posted By css9450
Chevys big and small. Baby Rolleiflex (original...

Chevys big and small. Baby Rolleiflex (original 1932 version, Zeiss Jena 2.8), Kodak Ektar 100.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/6844/lhfvMW.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-31-2019
Replies: 107
Views: 4,348
Posted By css9450
I bought a bottle too.... My first ever. I...

I bought a bottle too.... My first ever. I normally use Rodinal for everything but had long considered HC-110 for those occasional long-exposed and long-expired rolls I sometimes get in old cameras...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-30-2019
Replies: 1,775
Views: 287,200
Posted By css9450
Not quite in the same category as those...

Not quite in the same category as those rockets-on-wheels they use out there eh? ;)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-26-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,996
Posted By css9450
I can't quite figure it out either. I'm not sure...

I can't quite figure it out either. I'm not sure what its about.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 08-25-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 472
Posted By css9450
The Shanghai GP3 film has the hole too... And...

The Shanghai GP3 film has the hole too... And the dot on the negatives.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-23-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,365
Posted By css9450
One thing that helps, if you're using a handheld...

One thing that helps, if you're using a handheld meter: Try to predict what it might be before you take the reading. Is it full sun? One or two stops less than full sun? Three or four? With...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-22-2019
Replies: 161
Views: 7,298
Posted By css9450
"My daguerreotype camera didn't need any of those...

"My daguerreotype camera didn't need any of those new-fangled battery things!"
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-20-2019
Replies: 60
Views: 2,544
Posted By css9450
^ That's the beast! Pretty much unlike almost...

^ That's the beast! Pretty much unlike almost everything else.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-20-2019
Replies: 60
Views: 2,544
Posted By css9450
At a car show, I was shooting with my Ricohmatic...

At a car show, I was shooting with my Ricohmatic 44... For those who have never seen one, the Ricohmatic 44 is a kind of 1950s-Googie-style modern-looking TLR that shoots 127 film. It comes painted...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-20-2019
Replies: 161
Views: 7,298
Posted By css9450
I suppose it depends on what you use the cameras...

I suppose it depends on what you use the cameras for. It probably amuses (or horrifies!) the good folks at Nikanon, but I tend to shoot my DSLRs like unmetered manual cameras. Just like my Nikon...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-19-2019
Replies: 60
Views: 2,544
Posted By css9450
I've probably skewed the curve by using my 2.8C...

I've probably skewed the curve by using my 2.8C mostly for long exposure night photos, most often where (and when) no one is around. I usually have the vacant storefronts and busted neon signs all...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 08-16-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 857
Posted By css9450
I've kicked myself for not buying one, especially...

I've kicked myself for not buying one, especially when they'd come back in stock (briefly) at B&H like they did a couple times.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-16-2019
Replies: 161
Views: 7,298
Posted By css9450
Not being a wide-open kind of guy, I already have...

Not being a wide-open kind of guy, I already have my answer.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-16-2019
Replies: 161
Views: 7,298
Posted By css9450
If I bought one of these $8000 Leica 50mm lenses,...

If I bought one of these $8000 Leica 50mm lenses, would I be able to tell a difference among photos from it vs. photos made with my $80 Jupiter-8? Or my $500 Konica M-Hexanon 50? Just wondering, in...
Forum: Sony Alpha / NEX News / General Discussion 08-15-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 505
Posted By css9450
I use the Amedeo adapter on my Sony A6000. ...

I use the Amedeo adapter on my Sony A6000. Contax and Nikon 50s work perfectly on it.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-15-2019
Replies: 452
Views: 174,092
Posted By css9450
This is more of a viaduct than a bridge, but...

This is more of a viaduct than a bridge, but whatever. Rolleiflex 2.8C, Fuji Acros 100, nighttime, ambient streetlighting.


https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/3606/MqAIyE.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-15-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 3,147
Posted By css9450
Brings back memories of my early days of...

Brings back memories of my early days of photography shooting my 110mm Kodak Pocket Instamatic.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-15-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 3,147
Posted By css9450
I've always been confused by the difference...

I've always been confused by the difference between the two.

Is HHPhoto/Skiff on vacation? He usually pops in with an explanation before we get too far afield.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-14-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 3,147
Posted By css9450
Thirty point zero zero zero. That's some...

Thirty point zero zero zero. That's some precision! To the thousandth of a roll!
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-13-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 539
Posted By css9450
I used to get vertical light leaks too and the...

I used to get vertical light leaks too and the tape around all edges of the back cured them. Hard to believe that the carmera's back which seemed to fit so perfectly would leak like that, but it...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-09-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 817
Posted By css9450
I shot this for the W/NW "McDonald's" thread but...

I shot this for the W/NW "McDonald's" thread but it fits here too. Kodak Brownie Hawkeye, Kodak Ektar 100.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/5082/8LUFub.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-08-2019
Replies: 54
Views: 1,232
Posted By css9450
Yes, absolutely. The Hewes 120 reel has two...

Yes, absolutely. The Hewes 120 reel has two little "rails" (just more of the same bars the reel is made of actually) which help guide your wayward film back towards the center. It might be almost...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-08-2019
Replies: 54
Views: 1,232
Posted By css9450
Another fan of the Hewes reels here. The 35mm...

Another fan of the Hewes reels here. The 35mm reels are obvious; the two little prongs catch the sprocket holes and it winds on perfectly. The reels for 120 are even more clever; there is a kind of...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 08-08-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 652
Posted By css9450
When summertime arrives, I bring my chemicals and...

When summertime arrives, I bring my chemicals and a couple big jugs of water into work with me and put them on the floor in the office. Fortunately for me, the boss likes to keep the offices cool...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 08-05-2019
Replies: 532
Views: 41,169
Posted By css9450
Huss, you've mentioned the issues you've had with...

Huss, you've mentioned the issues you've had with The Darkroom in California.... I think I'll join you in avoiding them. Two rolls of E-6 Provia 100 processed or scanned very badly.

Just one...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-03-2019
Replies: 100
Views: 7,913
Posted By css9450
I bought a loose roll of 127 Verichrome Pan (no...

I bought a loose roll of 127 Verichrome Pan (no idea what kind of camera) and developed it yesterday. One shot (just one!) looks...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-03-2019
Replies: 1,775
Views: 287,200
Posted By css9450
I've probably shot this old DeSoto on a dozen...

I've probably shot this old DeSoto on a dozen different occasions. It makes for a willing photo subject. Rolleiflex 2.8C, Fuji Acros 100, Rodinal...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 08-01-2019
Replies: 54
Views: 2,051
Posted By css9450
I have a hard time believing Leica had any...

I have a hard time believing Leica had any "energy" in the 1990s. Didn't they almost discontinue the M line some years earlier? The author of that article could have just as easily said "Contax"...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-30-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 995
Posted By css9450
The CL shoots just fine without its battery; I...

The CL shoots just fine without its battery; I assume the Bessa does also. So there is always the option of going batteryless if so desired; lots of classic Leicas are the same way.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-29-2019
Replies: 269
Views: 24,505
Posted By css9450
Lake Michigan carferry SS...

Lake Michigan carferry SS Badger.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/518/VDMVdU.jpg
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-29-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 625
Posted By css9450
I have the one-ring version of that lens. No...

I have the one-ring version of that lens. No built-in tripod collar but I have the one made by Kirk for it (Kirk's old design) and it just might be my very best and most-used lens. Its a fantastic...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-23-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 675
Posted By css9450
I like a good "found film" experiment from time...

I like a good "found film" experiment from time to time. I've found some good ones. Its mostly just fun to see if I can develop them and get respectable results. The older the better.... Bonus...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-22-2019
Replies: 421
Views: 62,586
Posted By css9450
And at night: ...

And at night:



https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/2051/A5gg5H.jpg
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-20-2019
Replies: 212
Views: 8,030
Posted By css9450
Don't remind me.... I paid $1000 for my N90S in...

Don't remind me.... I paid $1000 for my N90S in 1996. :eek:
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-19-2019
Replies: 212
Views: 8,030
Posted By css9450
A sarcastic point, yes. :rolleyes:

A sarcastic point, yes. :rolleyes:
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-19-2019
Replies: 212
Views: 8,030
Posted By css9450
The Barnack Leica didn't use batteries, therefore...

The Barnack Leica didn't use batteries, therefore we shouldn't use them either. Forever and ever!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-19-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 569
Posted By css9450
Indeed! I usually just get a glowing white disk...

Indeed! I usually just get a glowing white disk if I try to shoot a picture of the moon.


I do a lot of nighttime shooting with just the light of the full moon. Four minutes at f8, typically. Not...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-19-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 515
Posted By css9450
I keep dabbling in other films for B&W and keep...

I keep dabbling in other films for B&W and keep coming back to my favorite, Delta 100.


For color? Ektar 100 I suppose, but the colors can be a little too vibrant sometimes. I probably should try...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-18-2019
Replies: 212
Views: 8,030
Posted By css9450
I think the battery thing gets overblown here. ...

I think the battery thing gets overblown here. Some cameras (not all), use common AA batteries available everywhere, and those batteries last a very long time. When my N90S was my primary camera, I...
Forum: Nikon RF 07-15-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1,181
Posted By css9450
I finished my roll of film in March and loaded a...

I finished my roll of film in March and loaded a second one, which I finally finished and developed a couple weeks ago. Most was from May and June I think! But this one was at the beginning of the...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 07-14-2019
Replies: 54
Views: 2,051
Posted By css9450
Singer, songwriter, former Illinois senator.... ...

Singer, songwriter, former Illinois senator.... ;)
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 07-14-2019
Replies: 54
Views: 2,051
Posted By css9450
They also wrote "and other classics". The author...

They also wrote "and other classics". The author could have just as easily mentioned any number of other brands instead of Leica.
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 07-14-2019
Replies: 54
Views: 2,051
Posted By css9450
I must be missing something. Was 1994 a...

I must be missing something. Was 1994 a particularly well-selling year for the M6? I tend to think that even if Leica had abandoned the M line in 1975, Nikon still would have made the S3 2000.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-12-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 1,170
Posted By css9450
Is it "photography" that is or is not fun, or...

Is it "photography" that is or is not fun, or just the use of the camera? I enjoy my digital cameras and use them every weekend. They're fun. But I suppose if my photography was in a rut, no...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-11-2019
Replies: 1,775
Views: 287,200
Posted By css9450
Cadillac. Nikon S2, Jupiter-12 35mm/f2.8, Ilford...

Cadillac. Nikon S2, Jupiter-12 35mm/f2.8, Ilford Delta 100, Rodinal 1:50

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/88/zGTuHR.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-10-2019
Replies: 129
Views: 3,064
Posted By css9450
Whatever happened to the camera that was on...

Whatever happened to the camera that was on Kickstarter recently; the one with the modular and replaceable lens mounts so you could use practically any kind of lens on it, and the replaceable film...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-10-2019
Replies: 129
Views: 3,064
Posted By css9450
Indeed; an updated F6 with some of the niceties...

Indeed; an updated F6 with some of the niceties that are standard nowadays on DSLRs would fill the bill!
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-10-2019
Replies: 129
Views: 3,064
Posted By css9450
Since we're speaking "high end" (since its in the...

Since we're speaking "high end" (since its in the thread title), the camera would need to be full-featured. All modes: P, S, A, M. Matrix metering, center weighted and spot. Exposure...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-09-2019
Replies: 421
Views: 62,586
Posted By css9450
"Metro Corps." Nikon S2, Jupiter-12 35mm/f2.8,...

"Metro Corps." Nikon S2, Jupiter-12 35mm/f2.8, Rodinal 1:50


https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/4522/7H7QfN.jpg
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 07-09-2019
Replies: 99
Views: 11,210
Posted By css9450
Delta 100 in the Perkeo...

Delta 100 in the Perkeo II:


https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/2784/NvwYAD.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-08-2019
Replies: 1,775
Views: 287,200
Posted By css9450
Nikon S2, Jupiter-12 35mm/f2.8, Ilford Delta 100,...

Nikon S2, Jupiter-12 35mm/f2.8, Ilford Delta 100, Rodinal 1:50

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/7316/hEDPos.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-08-2019
Replies: 271
Views: 30,844
Posted By css9450
Komaflex-S, Fuji Provia...

Komaflex-S, Fuji Provia 100.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/2784/A5mk99.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-08-2019
Replies: 1,775
Views: 287,200
Posted By css9450
Komaflex-S, Fuji Provia...

Komaflex-S, Fuji Provia 100.


https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/8875/o61d4h.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-08-2019
Replies: 1,775
Views: 287,200
Posted By css9450
Ricoh Ricohmatic 44, CatLabs X-80 film (rebranded...

Ricoh Ricohmatic 44, CatLabs X-80 film (rebranded Shanghai GP3), Rodinal 1:50


https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/39/2Piz40.jpg
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 07-07-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 220
Posted By css9450
I agree; its the straight edge where the yellow...

I agree; its the straight edge where the yellow arrow is pointing.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-04-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,620
Posted By css9450
Ha ha that must be like saying "Chi-Town" in...

Ha ha that must be like saying "Chi-Town" in Chicago! :rolleyes:
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-01-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,620
Posted By css9450
LOL My phone is a brick... Its not even a flip...

LOL My phone is a brick... Its not even a flip phone. :eek:
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-01-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,620
Posted By css9450
For bright sunny daylight, I like my D80 with its...

For bright sunny daylight, I like my D80 with its CCD sensor. But in other kinds of weather, and (especially) at night, I use my D750.

The film cameras came along just for the ride; I only shot a...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-30-2019
Replies: 128
Views: 9,731
Posted By css9450
Lake Michigan carferry SS Badger, built in 1952. ...

Lake Michigan carferry SS Badger, built in 1952. Yes, the lighthouse leans to one side, that is part of its claim to fame. Nikon D80, 80-400...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-28-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,620
Posted By css9450
Leaving tomorrow to shoot the SS Badger great...

Leaving tomorrow to shoot the SS Badger great lakes carferry. Two DSLRs for sure but I'll probably bring whatever else has film left in it.... Probably Nikon S2, Voigtlander Perkeo, Rolleiflex...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-24-2019
Replies: 532
Views: 48,919
Posted By css9450
Ricoh Ricohmatic 44, Catlabs 80-X film, Rodinal...

Ricoh Ricohmatic 44, Catlabs 80-X film, Rodinal 1:50


https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/386/5dwdjw.jpg
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-24-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 467
Posted By css9450
Something internal, ouch. I was going to say, I...

Something internal, ouch. I was going to say, I fixed the light leaks in my Zorki by taping all around the back door. Different camera architecture entirely though, but it helped that it was...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-24-2019
Replies: 1,775
Views: 287,200
Posted By css9450
Ricoh Ricohmatic 44, CatLabs X-80 film (same as...

Ricoh Ricohmatic 44, CatLabs X-80 film (same as Shanghai GP3), Rodinal 1:50


https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/2726/GZLxei.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-23-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 1,227
Posted By css9450
Some pics from my first roll of CatLabs film,...

Some pics from my first roll of CatLabs film, mostly shot on some old cars:

I should mention I threw caution to the wind and sliced the film down to 127 size and used it in perhaps my most-quirky...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-22-2019
Replies: 1,775
Views: 287,200
Posted By css9450
On a similar note, here's (I think) a '54: ...

On a similar note, here's (I think) a '54: Komaflex-S, Fuji Provia 100.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/6776/lKaUEV.jpg
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-21-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 2,451
Posted By css9450
A useful accessory for every Komaflex. For those...

A useful accessory for every Komaflex. For those Komaflexes which are still working that is...

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/7004/qbiOOB.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-14-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,814
Posted By css9450
Some black tape over the logo will eliminate any...

Some black tape over the logo will eliminate any would-be thieves.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-14-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 736
Posted By css9450
Try Freestyle. They're in California, but stuff...

Try Freestyle. They're in California, but stuff like that (and other items like Rodinal) they ship FedEx ground and it goes by train.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-14-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 736
Posted By css9450
I never thought of paring down the time to a...

I never thought of paring down the time to a bare minimum was an important goal to pursue, but maybe it is for some. I'd be more worried about over- or under-developing my films if I go too fast...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-13-2019
Replies: 108
Views: 2,921
Posted By css9450
I'm not sure its a pronunciation issue at all... ...

I'm not sure its a pronunciation issue at all... Could be just a disgruntled photographer fed up with light leaks!
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-12-2019
Replies: 108
Views: 2,921
Posted By css9450
Indeed! My Zorki became a model citizen and...

Indeed! My Zorki became a model citizen and excellent shooter once I started taping all around the joints where the camera back and body meet.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-12-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,744
Posted By css9450
Here's part of the problem: Ebay automatically...

Here's part of the problem: Ebay automatically activates the "Or Best Offer" option even when you don't want it. I list everything I sell as "Buy It Now" and I have to turn OFF "Or Best Offer" once...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-11-2019
Replies: 108
Views: 2,921
Posted By css9450
I used to stick black tape on my lens; then one...

I used to stick black tape on my lens; then one day I decided to pull it off. My photos improved dramatically!
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-11-2019
Replies: 108
Views: 2,921
Posted By css9450
The flipside to this whole issue are the camera...

The flipside to this whole issue are the camera straps emblazoned with "EOS Digital" or "Nikon D850". The pros all use them!
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-11-2019
Replies: 108
Views: 2,921
Posted By css9450
Exactly what I had in mind!

Exactly what I had in mind!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-11-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 1,227
Posted By css9450
Some interesting reading there certainly! I have...

Some interesting reading there certainly! I have Catlabs film loaded right now but seeing as we all know by now its really GP3 in a different box, I should mention that the only issues I ever had...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-11-2019
Replies: 108
Views: 2,921
Posted By css9450
I never gave a thought to logos or brand names on...

I never gave a thought to logos or brand names on stuff I buy. My car has a Chevy emblem on the front of it, but who cares? Cars (and cameras) have had logos on them for pretty much...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-10-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 3,207
Posted By css9450
Good points, definately. I recall some changes...

Good points, definately. I recall some changes made to Provia slide film over the years, and they were all improvements and eventually led me to be a Provia-only shooter for many years. Still a...
Forum: Nikon RF 06-10-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 1,905
Posted By css9450
I think all of my LTM lenses have aperture rings...

I think all of my LTM lenses have aperture rings that rotate; the exception being my CV 21mm which of course is a modern lens not vintage. Actually, the aperture ring on my Jupiter-12 doesn't rotate...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-10-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 3,207
Posted By css9450
Makes me wonder if I should sell some (or most)...

Makes me wonder if I should sell some (or most) of mine while the price is high.
Forum: Nikon RF 06-10-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 1,905
Posted By css9450
What if you use an LTM lens on your M? Doesn't...

What if you use an LTM lens on your M? Doesn't the aperture ring rotate as you focus on those? The M lenses were an all-new design, not held over from pre-war designs like the LTM lenses or...
Forum: Film vs Digital 06-07-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,757
Posted By css9450
Those are important points. Are you looking to...

Those are important points. Are you looking to get back into film because, you know, its film, or because you'd be using a Leica? If it were me, moving to film for the first time (or back into...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-06-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 1,227
Posted By css9450
I posted a self portrait here, probably ten years...

I posted a self portrait here, probably ten years ago. Maybe its time for a new one. But the monkey portrait is easy to remember, as am I. I don't have four screen names.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-06-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 814
Posted By css9450
I should probably let some duplicate stuff go. ...

I should probably let some duplicate stuff go. Example: I only have one M-mount camera, but I have several M-mount lenses, including some desireable ones, but I can easily replicate all of them...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-05-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 1,227
Posted By css9450
That sounds like fun. Perhaps someone can post a...

That sounds like fun. Perhaps someone can post a group portrait or selfie of the four of you? Its always nice to know the faces behind the names.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-05-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 420
Posted By css9450
Trimming wasn't mentioned in the manual because...

Trimming wasn't mentioned in the manual because back in the old days, the film leaders were cut longer and thus fit perfectly.

I'd say trimming is recommended. Sure you can do it in other ways...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-03-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 1,227
Posted By css9450
I received my CatLabs film today. I'll agree...

I received my CatLabs film today. I'll agree with the others: This is Shanghai GP3 in a different box. Same black backing paper, same masking tape at the beginning of the roll, same plastic spool...
Forum: Nikon RF 06-02-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,931
Posted By css9450
Sometimes our preferences are just that:...

Sometimes our preferences are just that: Preferences. We don't always need reasons.

I've known a few people who say the sharp-edged Leica focusing patch is a distraction, whereas the indistinct...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-31-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 2,505
Posted By css9450
I have a Kmart "Focal" 28mm M42 lens; I've used...

I have a Kmart "Focal" 28mm M42 lens; I've used it on my a6000 digital and my CL film camera (the latter requires two adapters! :eek:) but I don't really have anything terribly expensive I can shoot...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-31-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 1,227
Posted By css9450
In a hall of mirrors, I am sure... But on a...

In a hall of mirrors, I am sure... But on a serious note, I ordered some CatLabs film and will be receiving it in a few days so I can shoot side by side with GP3. I've never seen any GP3 with...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-29-2019
Replies: 100
Views: 7,913
Posted By css9450
This week I bought two old rolls of Kodacolor-X...

This week I bought two old rolls of Kodacolor-X in 127 format. I processed them in Rodinal (an hour stand at 1:100) and found two dozen pics from some family's vacation in Oregon, probably 1970-72...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-29-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 1,227
Posted By css9450
Very interesting! I saw CatLabs film on B&H and...

Very interesting! I saw CatLabs film on B&H and came here to see what I could learn about it. China, eh? I like the Shanghai film, up to a point. Could it be Lucky film? HHphoto/Skiff seems to...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-17-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 865
Posted By css9450
Nikon FM2 or FE2.

Nikon FM2 or FE2.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-14-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 559
Posted By css9450
I will occasionally use Rodinal to "stand"...

I will occasionally use Rodinal to "stand" develop any type of unknown emulsion I don't have a "normal" development time for. This includes old color rolls, both C-41 and C-22 process. One hour in...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-09-2019
Replies: 532
Views: 41,169
Posted By css9450
D7000 scan, a pic from my...

D7000 scan, a pic from my Komaflex-S.


https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/3493/beATaz.jpg
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-08-2019
Replies: 1,738
Views: 323,604
Posted By css9450
Another from my trusty...

Another from my trusty Komaflex:


https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/3493/beATaz.jpg
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-08-2019
Replies: 55
Views: 1,473
Posted By css9450
Why just two lenses? Are you limited by bag...

Why just two lenses? Are you limited by bag space?


I am itching to break the mold by bringing three...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-02-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1,229
Posted By css9450
Let us know how that one turns out for you. I...

Let us know how that one turns out for you. I keep looking at the Kievs on Fedks site... Its probably inevitable that I buy one eventually, particularly since I already have several lenses that...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-02-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 881
Posted By css9450
A pet peeve of mine is Youtube videos filmed with...

A pet peeve of mine is Youtube videos filmed with razor-thin DOF.... The narrator is showing his camera, his new car, his guitar, his furniture, his dog, or whatever, but it takes forever to show...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-02-2019
Replies: 243
Views: 13,247
Posted By css9450
A nice old house near me, unfortunately soon to...

A nice old house near me, unfortunately soon to meet the wrecking ball.


https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/6241/9XlAD3.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-01-2019
Replies: 532
Views: 48,919
Posted By css9450
Nikon D750, 18-35 zoom. Nighttime, bright...

Nikon D750, 18-35 zoom. Nighttime, bright ambient streetlights.


https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/8721/9OY2od.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-30-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 921
Posted By css9450
Thanks for the insight Larry; its a pity the R8...

Thanks for the insight Larry; its a pity the R8 almost seems like a forgotten branch of the family tree. Like I said, most likely I've never even seen one.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-30-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 921
Posted By css9450
I have to ask, since I've never actually used an...

I have to ask, since I've never actually used an R8 (I've probably never even seen one). What are its strong points? Just judging by the photo, it looks like its uncomfortable and awkward to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-30-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 921
Posted By css9450
Obviously Leica fashioned the R8 in such a way as...

Obviously Leica fashioned the R8 in such a way as to test whether or not the Russians would copy whatever they did, no matter how ugly. Seems their suspicions were right!
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 04-30-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,234
Posted By css9450
Call me crazy, but I bet it lasts longer than...

Call me crazy, but I bet it lasts longer than just two years.
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 04-30-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,234
Posted By css9450
I'll buy it if you don't. Seriously. I'm...

I'll buy it if you don't. Seriously. I'm assuming this is from a private seller, and not an auction site?
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-28-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 592
Posted By css9450
Mine leaked a little mysteriously until I solved...

Mine leaked a little mysteriously until I solved the problem by using black gaffer tape along all the seams between the camera body and the camera back. I suspect there's some minor misalignment in...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-27-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 2,046
Posted By css9450
Cool, I'll have to load some film in my Zorki-4. ...

Cool, I'll have to load some film in my Zorki-4. I like using the old tank!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-25-2019
Replies: 1,775
Views: 287,200
Posted By css9450
How about a proper English vehicle.... One that...

How about a proper English vehicle.... One that might be more common on the vast plains of Africa than back home!

Ricoh Ricohmatic 44, Cinestill...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-20-2019
Replies: 89
Views: 6,959
Posted By css9450
Ricoh Ricohmatic 44, Cinestill...

Ricoh Ricohmatic 44, Cinestill 50D:

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/588/UI6UJF.jpg
Forum: Nikon RF 04-20-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,931
Posted By css9450
I might eventually sell my VC 35/2.5. I...

I might eventually sell my VC 35/2.5. I eventually bought a Nikkor 35/2.5 and a Jupiter-12 and use them most often; I always sort of figured using modern lenses on vintage cameras defeats the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-17-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 379
Posted By css9450
I'll occasionally use an old Brownie Hawkeye...

I'll occasionally use an old Brownie Hawkeye flash attachment with #5 bulbs; this would be for open flash so I don't have to synchronize with the camera.

Back about 20 years ago, I bought out the...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-17-2019
Replies: 932
Views: 226,590
Posted By css9450
This place has all sorts of crazy angles; the...

This place has all sorts of crazy angles; the ground surface slopes downhill and the rows of columns follow two parallel arcs around a curve. Nothing is as straight as it seems! Nighttime, lots of...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 04-16-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 1,011
Posted By css9450
My cat has posed for my Sonys (video or A6000)...

My cat has posed for my Sonys (video or A6000) more than any other camera I own.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-15-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 6,840
Posted By css9450
B&H often has short-dated or expired Provia at a...

B&H often has short-dated or expired Provia at a discount. Maybe Velvia too? I've used it; its good. Its cheapER than the current stuff, but that's probably at least partly because the regular...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-15-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 6,840
Posted By css9450
Or 50 either; that would be E-6. I miss the...

Or 50 either; that would be E-6.

I miss the slow films when they go away.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 04-05-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,826
Posted By css9450
Obviously having nothing in common with the...

Obviously having nothing in common with the batteries Sony makes nowadays.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 04-04-2019
Replies: 532
Views: 41,169
Posted By css9450
Indeed. I focus manually but use the magnified...

Indeed. I focus manually but use the magnified Live View.

I also find having a tilting or articulating screen on the camera adds a lot to the ergonomic factor, vs. hunched over all the time.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-04-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 367
Posted By css9450
I have a Hawkeye "Flash" model, which is a...

I have a Hawkeye "Flash" model, which is a long-running model from the 1950s (mine was made in 1958). It has a pleasant, attractive heft to it and feels much more robust than one would think of a...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-03-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 596
Posted By css9450
That reminds me I need to finish my roll of CMS...

That reminds me I need to finish my roll of CMS 20. It might be really interesting.... Or a complete bust! It'll be fun.
Forum: Nikon RF 04-03-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1,181
Posted By css9450
March in Florida. Nikon S2, Jupiter-12...

March in Florida. Nikon S2, Jupiter-12 35mm/f2.8, Ilford delta 100, Rodinal 1:50


https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/6991/WdRlI4.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-31-2019
Replies: 964
Views: 189,550
Posted By css9450
Florida. Sony a6000, 55-210 kit...

Florida. Sony a6000, 55-210 kit lens.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/8271/FOQaFK.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-29-2019
Replies: 85
Views: 2,398
Posted By css9450
With a thread title "Harrassed by security...

With a thread title "Harrassed by security guard...", I think most people are going to figure that's the main point, not the phone thing.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-29-2019
Replies: 85
Views: 2,398
Posted By css9450
Some malls don't really have any security at...

Some malls don't really have any security at all...


https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/5264/X73dd5.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-29-2019
Replies: 85
Views: 2,398
Posted By css9450
For what its worth, the official policy of...

For what its worth, the official policy of Simon-owned malls (there are a lot of them where I live) reads as follows:

"No photographs or video recordings of any kind for commercial use. Video is...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-28-2019
Replies: 85
Views: 2,398
Posted By css9450
Westfield is well known as having an official "no...

Westfield is well known as having an official "no photography" policy. The Simon malls are the same way.

The irony of course is that at any given moment, there's probably a dozen different people...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 03-28-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,241
Posted By css9450
My 85 VF is a Canon. An older one, not...

My 85 VF is a Canon. An older one, not brightline. But I've used it with so many different cameras! Nikon RF, Zorki-4, Canon RF... I'd be lost without it.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 03-26-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,708
Posted By css9450
I interpreted most of the posts as just...

I interpreted most of the posts as just light-hearted fun. Nothing to get upset about.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 03-26-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,708
Posted By css9450
They might be the same camera or lens deep down...

They might be the same camera or lens deep down inside, but the one with the Leica logo will take eighteen times longer if it ever has to be sent back for warranty work or servicing.
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