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Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-08-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,840
Posted By Oren Grad
Just so that nobody is sent astray, I regret to...

Just so that nobody is sent astray, I regret to have to post that the Focal Point that supplies specialty glass (fpointinc) has closed now as well - had email confirmation from the proprietor earlier...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-21-2019
Replies: 76
Views: 2,560
Posted By Oren Grad
Well, if you put it that way: you haven't really...

Well, if you put it that way: you haven't really tried photography until you've used a large format camera.

And if you truly want to experience something different from what you're used to, don't...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 06-16-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 1,632
Posted By Oren Grad
FYI, here are some observations from an...

FYI, here are some observations from an experienced Mamiya 6/7 technician:

https://www.precisioncameraworks.com/mamiya
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-02-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 470
Posted By Oren Grad
These are pretty old, alas, but still instructive...

These are pretty old, alas, but still instructive about the kinds of differences that can be...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 05-04-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 364
Posted By Oren Grad
When they were introduced in the late 1990s,...

When they were introduced in the late 1990s, Ilford MGFBWT and MGRCWT had a distinctly warm base. But they were long ago changed to a neutral base.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 05-03-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,849
Posted By Oren Grad
FWIW, here's what Leica says about the v2: At...

FWIW, here's what Leica says about the v2:

At its maximum aperture, the Summicron-M 28 mm f/2 ASPH. already delivers impressively rich contrast, differentiated reproduction of even the finest...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-25-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 888
Posted By Oren Grad
Thanks for sharing their response.

Thanks for sharing their response.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-23-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 888
Posted By Oren Grad
The designated service agent in the US for Contax...

The designated service agent in the US for Contax is now Nippon Photoclinic:

https://www.tocad.com/service-support/ (scroll down to the bottom)

https://nipponphotoclinic.com/services

Why not ask...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-12-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 908
Posted By Oren Grad
The "global" websites of Japanese companies...

The "global" websites of Japanese companies generally aren't reliable indications of what's going on at headquarters - compared to the home-market site they're less complete, generally not updated as...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-31-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 208
Posted By Oren Grad
A nice find, indeed! 1.4x is a reasonable rule...

A nice find, indeed! 1.4x is a reasonable rule of thumb, figuring based on the nominal format diagonals. The film gates of my Olympus Pen cameras generally don't quite deliver a full 18x24mm, and...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 02-17-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 5,332
Posted By Oren Grad
Canon has stated explicitly that it is the same...

Canon has stated explicitly that it is the same sensor except for modified microlenses.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-17-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 542
Posted By Oren Grad
Epson in Japan discontinued service for the R-D1s...

Epson in Japan discontinued service for the R-D1s on Sept 30, 2016.

https://www.epson.jp/support/portal/support_menu/r-d1s.htm

Unless there's just a loose or broken connection somewhere, you're...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-07-2019
Replies: 382
Views: 21,060
Posted By Oren Grad
Period-appropriate subject! :)

Period-appropriate subject! :)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-05-2019
Replies: 382
Views: 21,060
Posted By Oren Grad
http://www.orengrad.com/RFF/SV%20Tak.jpg Pentax...

http://www.orengrad.com/RFF/SV%20Tak.jpg

Pentax SV / 35/2 Super-Multi-Coated Takumar / XP2 Super
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-22-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 927
Posted By Oren Grad
そうですよね! Yeah, the next entry in that table seems...

そうですよね!

Yeah, the next entry in that table seems pretty clear about that.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-22-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 927
Posted By Oren Grad
住所...

住所 東京都杉並区今川1-13-24

http://www.silversalt.jp/index.php?main_page=conditions
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 12-13-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 2,221
Posted By Oren Grad
Not quite: P600 has a smaller droplet size,...

Not quite:


P600 has a smaller droplet size, higher specified resolution (5760x1440 vs 2880x1440). These numbers don't map directly to print resolution, but might nonetheless result in visible...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-24-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 288
Posted By Oren Grad
I'm going to guess that it's the Alfon XL-400 110...

I'm going to guess that it's the Alfon XL-400 110 camera mentioned at the Sub Club:

http://www.subclub.org/shop/alfon.htm
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-21-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 425
Posted By Oren Grad
Happy stopped-down snapping! :) Yeah, getting...

Happy stopped-down snapping! :)

Yeah, getting the adapter out of the body is a pain, sometimes literally. I have the original Pentax-branded adapter, but no tool. Usually I can get it out by...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-04-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 302
Posted By Oren Grad
The Minolta meter business was taken over by...

The Minolta meter business was taken over by Kenko:

https://kenkousa.com/product-category/light-meters/
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-02-2018
Replies: 1
Views: 331
Posted By Oren Grad
Depends what kinds of expansion boards, if any,...

Depends what kinds of expansion boards, if any, your new computer can accept.

I have a Nikon 9000. When I last moved to a new Windows PC, around the end of 2012, I bought one of these Firewire...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 10-31-2018
Replies: 30
Views: 1,486
Posted By Oren Grad
https://www.photomemorabilia.co.uk/Ilford/KI_Monob...

https://www.photomemorabilia.co.uk/Ilford/KI_Monobar.html

Stayed in production for seven years, though AFAIK nobody else ever made anything like it.

As for this new '60s-refrigerator-style Instax...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 10-27-2018
Replies: 69
Views: 3,092
Posted By Oren Grad
A belated footnote to this...

A belated footnote to this topic:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/23/obituaries/todd-bol-dead.html

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/26/books/little-free-library-todd-bol.html
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 10-23-2018
Replies: 75
Views: 3,263
Posted By Oren Grad
Have you seen Dante Stella's writeup on the...

Have you seen Dante Stella's writeup on the Veriwide?

https://web.archive.org/web/20150402154021/http://dantestella.com/technical/veriwide.html
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 10-23-2018
Replies: 41
Views: 1,753
Posted By Oren Grad
Fuji teases the idea of interchangeable-lens Instax

From DPReview's Photokina interview with Toshihisa IIda of Fujifilm:

DPR: Do you see opportunities for more Instax incorporation into your traditional camera lineups?

Fuji: Yes, Instax are...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-17-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 604
Posted By Oren Grad
There isn't a permanent link. In a nutshell,...

There isn't a permanent link. In a nutshell, each spring Harman announces a period during which orders will be accepted, a list of emulsions and sizes available, and a list of participating dealers....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-17-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 604
Posted By Oren Grad
https://www.photrio.com/forum/threads/220-film-pet...

https://www.photrio.com/forum/threads/220-film-petition-reply-from-ilford-photo-harman-technology.18206/

That was 12 years ago, but I suspect that the financial calculation would look even worse now.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-11-2018
Replies: 92
Views: 3,338
Posted By Oren Grad
Be careful what you wish...

Be careful what you wish for:

https://www.kodak.com/us/en/Consumer/Press_Center/KODAK_SCANZA_Digital_Film_Scanner_converts_film_to_JPEG_files/default.htm

Yes, it's a junky off-brand product...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-24-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 858
Posted By Oren Grad
No problem! Happy to see that they still ship...

No problem!

Happy to see that they still ship website orders to the US, and at reasonable cost, so their used section is still worth keeping an eye on for those of us south of the border as well.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-24-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 858
Posted By Oren Grad
http://www.orengrad.com/RFF/henrys.jpg https://ww...

http://www.orengrad.com/RFF/henrys.jpg

https://www.ebay.com/usr/henrys.com
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 09-23-2018
Replies: 160
Views: 12,599
Posted By Oren Grad
Yes. That's not enough to look razor-sharp on...

Yes. That's not enough to look razor-sharp on close inspection, but not every picture needs to look razor-sharp on close inspection. Used effectively, it's plenty enough to make pictures that work...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 09-22-2018
Replies: 160
Views: 12,599
Posted By Oren Grad
Per Fuji, the Instax film is specified as having...

Per Fuji, the Instax film is specified as having a resolving power of 10 lines/mm. This is probably about as good as one is going to get from an integral film because of the way the chemistry...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 09-22-2018
Replies: 69
Views: 3,092
Posted By Oren Grad
Spotted in Brunswick, Maine last...

Spotted in Brunswick, Maine last month.

http://www.orengrad.com/RFF/_MG_6926.jpg
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-22-2018
Replies: 37
Views: 2,127
Posted By Oren Grad
One scenario is that someone prefers the look of...

One scenario is that someone prefers the look of film but, for one reason or another, finds the logistics of working with film difficult.

I've always found the digital simulations completely...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 09-21-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 787
Posted By Oren Grad
Per the Epson website, only the R-D1x is still...

Per the Epson website, only the R-D1x is still serviced, until...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 09-21-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 829
Posted By Oren Grad
Do you want Bayer or X-Trans? Do you want 16MP...

Do you want Bayer or X-Trans?

Do you want 16MP or 24/26MP?

Do you want interchangeable lenses?

Do you want an eye-level viewfinder? If so, do you want OVF in addition to EVF?

Those basic...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 09-21-2018
Replies: 2
Views: 462
Posted By Oren Grad
The 6 has been done at least...

The 6 has been done at least...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 09-17-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 1,210
Posted By Oren Grad
Good point. You'd think that the instructions...

Good point. You'd think that the instructions would be more explicit on the point if that were the issue, but OTOH it wouldn't be the first time that a company's instructions were technically...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 09-17-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 1,210
Posted By Oren Grad
The instruction manual for the 600mm Solid Cat,...

The instruction manual for the 600mm Solid Cat, with specifications noting the filter size as 35.5mm, can be found...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 09-16-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 1,210
Posted By Oren Grad
Roger, both Heliopan and B+W offer 35.5mm clear...

Roger, both Heliopan and B+W offer 35.5mm clear filters, though depending on your preferred retailer, you may have to wait a few weeks to get it on special order because it's such a rarely used size.
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 09-07-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 1,182
Posted By Oren Grad
This. Per the rumor sites, the next step for...

This. Per the rumor sites, the next step for Fuji is a less-expensive medium-format camera, the GFX50R.

Ultimately the market will speak, one way or the other. But the whole point of Fuji's...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-06-2018
Replies: 63
Views: 2,187
Posted By Oren Grad
There are four new lenses so far. Two of them,...

There are four new lenses so far. Two of them, the 28-70/2 and 50/1.2, are designed to show off cutting-edge optical capabilities made possible by the new lens mount. Those two are quite large. ...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-05-2018
Replies: 63
Views: 2,187
Posted By Oren Grad
I agree! 35mm is by far my favorite focal length...

I agree! 35mm is by far my favorite focal length for general snapshooting, though anything up to 40 will do if necessary. I've used the 5D IV with the 35/2 IS, and although it's a very capable...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-05-2018
Replies: 63
Views: 2,187
Posted By Oren Grad
https://camerasize.com/compact/#682.368,799.790,ha...

https://camerasize.com/compact/#682.368,799.790,ha,t

And further to clarify relative size, though of course you can't see the lenses from the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-02-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 697
Posted By Oren Grad
< never mind, deleted >

< never mind, deleted >
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-27-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 614
Posted By Oren Grad
And some bubbles! 6D, [email protected],...

And some bubbles! 6D, [email protected], f/8.

http://www.orengrad.com/RFF/_MG_3346-RFF.jpg
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-27-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 614
Posted By Oren Grad
Here's one made with the 22-55 on my 6D. Lens...

Here's one made with the 22-55 on my 6D. Lens was at 55mm, aperture was f/8. The far corners are a bit smeary, and the capture was fairly low contrast overall, but it perks up nicely with a bit of...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-27-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 614
Posted By Oren Grad
It was a kit zoom for the EOS IX SLR cameras;...

It was a kit zoom for the EOS IX SLR cameras; that's what accounts for the seemingly odd focal length range. On the APS-C "classic" frame size it's your basic mdoerately-wide-to-moderately-long kit...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-25-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 575
Posted By Oren Grad
http://www.lallement.com/pictures/G690.html https...

http://www.lallement.com/pictures/G690.html

https://web.archive.org/web/20160719024834/http://www.dantestella.com:80/technical/g690bl.html

To which I'll add:

* It's a beast. A veritable boat...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-22-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 575
Posted By Oren Grad
https://web.archive.org/web/20160311012942/http://...

https://web.archive.org/web/20160311012942/http://www.dantestella.com:80/technical/gw.html

One thing that occurs to me that Dante didn't mention is that the generation II and III cameras have...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 07-24-2018
Replies: 41
Views: 1,979
Posted By Oren Grad
OK, I think we are in the same place. I too use...

OK, I think we are in the same place. I too use RC paper sometimes, and when I intend the prints for long-term keeping, I tone with selenium.

I was pursuing the issue only because I was concerned...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 07-24-2018
Replies: 41
Views: 1,979
Posted By Oren Grad
In other words, we are in exactly the place that...

In other words, we are in exactly the place that Ctein described when he wrote Post Exposure. Additives to stabilize RC paper against the Titanox reactions had already been introduced at that point,...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 07-21-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 388
Posted By Oren Grad
Ask Bob...

Ask Bob Watkins:

https://www.precisioncameraworks.com/mamiya/
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-21-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 1,197
Posted By Oren Grad
My inkjets still don't really look like silver. ...

My inkjets still don't really look like silver. But I'm happy to share what I'm doing - maybe somebody will find it a useful starting point for their own tinkering.

I'm using an Epson P800 in ABW...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-19-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 1,197
Posted By Oren Grad
Bill, at this very moment I'm putting the...

Bill, at this very moment I'm putting the finishing touches on three sets of nine small inkjet prints that I've made this afternoon.

I took the pictures on Tri-X in 2006 at my brother's house, on...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 07-19-2018
Replies: 41
Views: 1,979
Posted By Oren Grad
Yes, there are certainly many alternative...

Yes, there are certainly many alternative processes that do not use a gelatin emulsion. Mostly these are now DIY crafts, though I'm aware that you can buy cyanotype paper, and from time to time...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 07-19-2018
Replies: 41
Views: 1,979
Posted By Oren Grad
In this thread, MCC and MCP refer to two specific...

In this thread, MCC and MCP refer to two specific products: Adox (formerly Agfa) Multicontrast Classic FB paper, and Adox (formerly Agfa) Multicontrast Premium RC paper.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 07-19-2018
Replies: 41
Views: 1,979
Posted By Oren Grad
Can you name any? Silver-gelatin emulsion is the...

Can you name any? Silver-gelatin emulsion is the fundamental technology on which all films and darkroom papers are based, whether color or monochrome and FB or RC.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 07-19-2018
Replies: 41
Views: 1,979
Posted By Oren Grad
Two things: 1) Re permanence of RC papers, go...

Two things:

1) Re permanence of RC papers, go to Ctein's website, download his book "Post Exposure" which he has generously posted for free access, and read chapter 12, and especially the section...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-13-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 1,042
Posted By Oren Grad
On the specific issue, though, for me it depends...

On the specific issue, though, for me it depends critically on the exact layout and feel of the back buttons, and which one(s) can be mapped to the AF function. Afraid I've not been comfortable with...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-13-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 1,042
Posted By Oren Grad
Why do even very expensive digital cameras come...

Why do even very expensive digital cameras come out of the box set for auto-everything and for jpg rather than raw?

If someone takes the camera out of the box, points it and presses the shutter...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 07-09-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 391
Posted By Oren Grad
That's the difference between the UC and the C,...

That's the difference between the UC and the C, not the UC and the older model U, which is what the OP asked about. The linked data sheet identifies the following distinctions between the "C" models...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-26-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 368
Posted By Oren Grad
Very nice to hear that it worked out. ...

Very nice to hear that it worked out. Congratulations, Dave - and enjoy! :)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-20-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 813
Posted By Oren Grad
Unfortunately, the source of demand here isn't...

Unfortunately, the source of demand here isn't "anyone remotely interested in shooting 127" but rather "anyone sufficiently eager to shoot 127 that they're willing to spool their own from long rolls...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-20-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 813
Posted By Oren Grad
The 46mm long roll option was added to the...

The 46mm long roll option was added to the program only relatively recently, in response to requests they had received. But I think there has been trouble every year in achieving the minimum for...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 06-13-2018
Replies: 56
Views: 3,144
Posted By Oren Grad
Scroll down on the campaign page. They do list...

Scroll down on the campaign page. They do list the specific models.
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 06-12-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 1,085
Posted By Oren Grad
Henry Wilhelm, in his 1993 permanence book -...

Henry Wilhelm, in his 1993 permanence book - still available for free download from his website - documented in detail the specific stability issues with the Polaroid integral films that had been...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 06-12-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 1,085
Posted By Oren Grad
Considering the currently-available materials,...

Considering the currently-available materials, over the short-to medium-term (months to a few years), Instax prints are far more stable than Polaroid Originals prints. If you want to keep a Polaroid...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 06-06-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 841
Posted By Oren Grad
This page from a listing for a P67 mask includes...

This page from a listing for a P67 mask includes a small picture showing it placed in the camera...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-04-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 1,152
Posted By Oren Grad
The issue is that the "inks" used by photo inkjet...

The issue is that the "inks" used by photo inkjet printers have more ingredients than just the color pigments on the one hand or pure carbon on the other. There's sophisticated chemistry and...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-04-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 1,152
Posted By Oren Grad
Epson does mix other colors in with the "K" inks...

Epson does mix other colors in with the "K" inks when printing neutral ABW monochrome, because the K inks by themselves aren't inherently neutral. But monochrome prints still use so much less of the...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-04-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 1,152
Posted By Oren Grad
And not to ignore the question with which our...

And not to ignore the question with which our host launched this discussion...



I like this idea. It's something that I've been considering for those of my color family pictures that can stand the...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-04-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 1,152
Posted By Oren Grad
Best to study Aardenburg Imaging's test results...

Best to study Aardenburg Imaging's test results before concluding that the Cone inks will necessarily give you greater stability than is achieved by the mix of color inks that the printer vendors use...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-31-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 919
Posted By Oren Grad
When I last checked, just this January, major...

When I last checked, just this January, major Japanese retailers still had it:

https://www.photrio.com/forum/threads/when-did-canon-discontinue-the-eos-1v.156631/#post-2032796

But I looked again a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-31-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 919
Posted By Oren Grad
They were officially discontinued in the US quite...

They were officially discontinued in the US quite a while back, and service has already been terminated by Canon USA. The announcement that everyone is reporting today was made in Japanese and is...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-31-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 635
Posted By Oren Grad
This isn't actually "moving the speed" of the...

This isn't actually "moving the speed" of the film in any way - development is standardized, and there's one ISO speed for the film that corresponds to that.

Rather, the advice is about adapting...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 05-04-2018
Replies: 52
Views: 2,652
Posted By Oren Grad
Congratulations and good luck! :)

Congratulations and good luck! :)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-03-2018
Replies: 224
Views: 14,675
Posted By Oren Grad
10/18 was just Fuji's estimate of how long stocks...

10/18 was just Fuji's estimate of how long stocks would last at anticipated sales rates. If lots of people are filling their freezers the warehouse could empty well before then.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-30-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1,163
Posted By Oren Grad
Not...

Not quite:

https://www.twice.com/retailing/ca-keep-18-ritz-stores-open-5056

I don't know how many of those remain open today, though. I've been by the Bethesda one a few times on visits to the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-26-2018
Replies: 83
Views: 2,225
Posted By Oren Grad
Well, speed is purely a lens characteristic. But...

Well, speed is purely a lens characteristic. But subtleties in any of the rest of those attributes are progressively obscured as the MTF goes down and the grain structure becomes more crude.

If you...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 04-26-2018
Replies: 32
Views: 1,708
Posted By Oren Grad
As many have already pointed out, it's just the...

As many have already pointed out, it's just the MiNT TL70 with a different label.

The promotional text for the KS campaign is pretty embarrassing. I'd be surprised if DHW, or whatever is left of...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 04-14-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,681
Posted By Oren Grad
That is outstanding - fantastically useful. For...

That is outstanding - fantastically useful. For those who haven't yet looked: the linked article addresses issues related to cropping, color balance and gamut, and brightness range among others, and...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 04-14-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,681
Posted By Oren Grad
Thanks, I am happy to hear that. If someone can...

Thanks, I am happy to hear that. If someone can come up with a reasonably convenient way to run an SP3 off a PC rather than a smartphone or tablet, I might get one to try.
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 04-14-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,681
Posted By Oren Grad
Yes, indeed - very nice in that way!

Yes, indeed - very nice in that way!
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 04-14-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,681
Posted By Oren Grad
The closest alternative would probably be the...

The closest alternative would probably be the Canon Selphy mini dye-sub printers, which aren't so small as the SP3 but would still fit in many camera bags.

EDIT: Looking at the initial post again,...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 04-14-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,681
Posted By Oren Grad
FWIW, I've used my Instax Square SQ10 as a...

FWIW, I've used my Instax Square SQ10 as a printer. It's been a bit of a disappointment - the file is cropped a bit, color balance is never quite the same as intended, and detail in the darker tones...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-12-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 876
Posted By Oren Grad
Yes! And which, if either, matters more will...

Yes! And which, if either, matters more will depend on the user's taste and intended application - for example, I might make a different choice enlarging 20x from a Minox negative vs enlarging 3x...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-12-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 876
Posted By Oren Grad
Actually, distinctly different in both grain...

Actually, distinctly different in both grain structure and characteristic curve; IIRC spectral response too. It's easy for me to imagine someone liking one but not the other.

They're both very fine...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-12-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 876
Posted By Oren Grad
T-Max 100.

T-Max 100.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-11-2018
Replies: 122
Views: 12,790
Posted By Oren Grad
Brooklyn...

Brooklyn Museum

http://www.orengrad.com/RFF/TS2017071600.jpg

http://www.orengrad.com/RFF/TS2017071601.jpg

http://www.orengrad.com/RFF/TS2017071602.jpg

http://www.orengrad.com/RFF/TS2017071603.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-10-2018
Replies: 42
Views: 3,346
Posted By Oren Grad
This is out of date. Barry Cochran purchased the...

This is out of date. Barry Cochran purchased the Deardoff business, but his attempt to restart it failed after production of a small number of...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-09-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 652
Posted By Oren Grad
Although I happen to be using Ilford DD-X at the...

Although I happen to be using Ilford DD-X at the moment, for many years my standard for developing 35mm film in D-76 1+1 has been three rolls of film at a time in 40 oz of D-76 1+1 in a 5-reel...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-17-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 907
Posted By Oren Grad
Many people may not realize how far back Chuck's...

Many people may not realize how far back Chuck's role in our community went. Our gracious host will remember the old CompuServe photography forum, where both he and Chuck were regulars. Chuck was...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 03-13-2018
Replies: 160
Views: 12,599
Posted By Oren Grad
I have a Jollylook on the way too, and for the...

I have a Jollylook on the way too, and for the same reason - so I could get one of the boxes to play with. :)

Funny, I've got a Nettar too, with a 75/4.5 Novar. I like your idea - the Novar should...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 03-13-2018
Replies: 160
Views: 12,599
Posted By Oren Grad
Even apart from enlargement, the Instax print...

Even apart from enlargement, the Instax print material has relatively low inherent resolution. But even so, it's not hard to tell the difference between pictures made on Instax material with the...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 03-12-2018
Replies: 160
Views: 12,599
Posted By Oren Grad
I'm afraid that one thing that Gary Ho posted in...

I'm afraid that one thing that Gary Ho posted in Update #3 (Feb 26) raised a yellow flag for me:

There is one point I have to make clear: InstantKon RF70 will not be as good as the custom Polaroid...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-03-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 709
Posted By Oren Grad
Bluefire Police is a completely different film...

Bluefire Police is a completely different film from Bluefire Murano. Again, the information is all there on his website:

http://frugalphotographer.store/catBluefire.php
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-02-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 709
Posted By Oren Grad
He's got an update on his (newly redesigned) home...

He's got an update on his (newly redesigned) home page - scroll down to "Color 127 update":

http://www.frugalphotographer.com (http://www.frugalphotographer.com/)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-26-2018
Replies: 45
Views: 2,223
Posted By Oren Grad
Will add one to my kit! Yes, this too.

Will add one to my kit!



Yes, this too.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-24-2018
Replies: 45
Views: 2,223
Posted By Oren Grad
I tried it many years ago. Grain like boulders. ...

I tried it many years ago. Grain like boulders. Not what people usually mean when they say TMZ in HC-110 or whatever gives you "grain like boulders". I mean *real* boulders, the kind you can...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-24-2018
Replies: 62
Views: 2,328
Posted By Oren Grad
I started with Tri-X (TX, that is - TXT/TXP is a...

I started with Tri-X (TX, that is - TXT/TXP is a different beast) in the late 1970's and it has been my favorite B&W film, by a fair margin, ever since. I don't have any problem with the current...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-23-2018
Replies: 145
Views: 7,177
Posted By Oren Grad
This is one of those times in life when I'm very...

This is one of those times in life when I'm very happy to have been proved wrong. I'll be in line to buy some new TMZ when it arrives. :o :)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-20-2018
Replies: 145
Views: 7,177
Posted By Oren Grad
I don't have any inside information. But from...

I don't have any inside information. But from the clues, the responses to the chatter and their overall product and R&D "footprint" right now I think the likeliest bet is a fast color negative film.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-18-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1,065
Posted By Oren Grad
Those too: going, going...

Those too: going, going...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-18-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1,065
Posted By Oren Grad
If you go to the Schneider-Kreuznach website, the...

If you go to the Schneider-Kreuznach website, the only lenses they even list for still photography at this point are the co-branded lenses offered by Phase One for their medium format digital...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-18-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1,065
Posted By Oren Grad
Schneider has discontinued its "digital" view...

Schneider has discontinued its "digital" view camera lens business too; anything still on sale new is old stock. Only Rodenstock is still playing.

If I've understood Bob Salomon correctly, these...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-18-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1,065
Posted By Oren Grad
Obviously the manufacturers of digital cameras...

Obviously the manufacturers of digital cameras (and leaf-shutter lenses in mounts for digital cameras) need to be getting their shutters from somewhere.

Nidec Copal remains a major supplier of both...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-14-2018
Replies: 152
Views: 7,025
Posted By Oren Grad
[deleted for now - will revisit later]

[deleted for now - will revisit later]
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-13-2018
Replies: 152
Views: 7,025
Posted By Oren Grad
Apropos of which, the following is from Kodak's...

Apropos of which, the following is from Kodak's latest SEC 10-Q, filed on Nov 8, 2017 (emphasis added):

Consumer and Film’s revenue was unchanged compared to the prior year quarter and declined $23...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 02-10-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 615
Posted By Oren Grad
Another one to consider is the Ricoh GV-1. ...

Another one to consider is the Ricoh GV-1. Nominally 21mm coverage, though the specification is for only a 90% field of view, and since it was originally offered for the small-sensor GRD cameras, I...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 02-10-2018
Replies: 160
Views: 12,599
Posted By Oren Grad
As of today it's still possible to buy a Belair...

As of today it's still possible to buy a Belair Instax Wide back from Lomo but only as part of a complete Belair Instant Camera kit at $329. So Nate would have to raise the price for his conversion...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 02-03-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 1,577
Posted By Oren Grad
I'm sympathetic, though - I too would be...

I'm sympathetic, though - I too would be delighted to see a new, high-quality (i.e., not Lomo, Holga) half-frame 35mm camera. Quite a while back I asked the Head Bartender about the prospects of...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 02-03-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 1,577
Posted By Oren Grad
No. The optical designs of the X-mount lenses...

No. The optical designs of the X-mount lenses assume substantial autocorrection in raw conversion. Even if you had a film body that could interface with the X lenses, you'd end up with a lot of...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 02-03-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 2,211
Posted By Oren Grad
Thanks, Godfrey - will look forward to seeing...

Thanks, Godfrey - will look forward to seeing what you do with it as and when you're able to get to it.

I'll be holding off for a bit - have my instax-hands full for the time being between the...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 01-31-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 2,211
Posted By Oren Grad
For those who have one: I realize that we're not...

For those who have one: I realize that we're not talking about a view camera built to last a century - issue with the design of the rear door latch duly noted. But I'm also curious about one other...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-27-2018
Replies: 1
Views: 778
Posted By Oren Grad
Which model(s) are you looking...

Which model(s) are you looking for?

http://www.yodobashi.com/?word=plustek

https://www.mapcamera.com/search?keyword=plustek&igngkeyword=1

For some reason the Bic Camera website seems to be down...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 01-21-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 1,264
Posted By Oren Grad
My impression was that he'd given up on replacing...

My impression was that he'd given up on replacing the bellows, but not necessarily on other repairs. Robert Lai's post is consistent with this. So might be worth a query.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-28-2017
Replies: 19
Views: 1,840
Posted By Oren Grad
So that there's no confusion: the one that's...

So that there's no confusion: the one that's closing is the Focal Point that does lens repairs (http://www.focalpointlens.com/), NOT the Focal Point that supplies specialty glass for negative...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-26-2017
Replies: 18
Views: 1,258
Posted By Oren Grad
Here's how Fuji describes Super...

Here's how Fuji describes Super Prodol:

フィルム用迅速・標準~増感微粒子現像液、長期使用型・手処理、自動現像機用。
標準から増感処理まで幅広く使えます。
専用補充液を補充することにより大量処理が可能です。
リーダー搬送・ローラー搬送など各種の自動現像機に使えます。

Somebody whose Japanese is better than mine...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 12-18-2017
Replies: 20
Views: 1,552
Posted By Oren Grad
This. I had to buy one of these to be able to...

This. I had to buy one of these to be able to keep using my Nikon 9000 when my old desktop PC died at the end of 2012 and I replaced it with a new machine running Windows 8. Still using that 2012...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-14-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 1,258
Posted By Oren Grad
Try asking Bob Watkins - he's a long-time expert...

Try asking Bob Watkins - he's a long-time expert in Mamiya 6/7 repair:

https://www.precisioncameraworks.com/mamiya/

https://www.precisioncameraworks.com/contact-2-1/
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-09-2017
Replies: 64
Views: 2,834
Posted By Oren Grad
Highlight/shadow clipping warnings in the...

Highlight/shadow clipping warnings in the viewfinder, with user-settable thresholds, based on the raw data rather than the current jpg settings. Also true raw histograms for image review after...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-14-2017
Replies: 50
Views: 2,749
Posted By Oren Grad
M4. I have one. I'm happy. :)

M4. I have one. I'm happy. :)
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 11-08-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 2,028
Posted By Oren Grad
The Krimar website is down, too. Harry Fleenor's...

The Krimar website is down, too.

Harry Fleenor's website says he does Rolleicord IV and V/a/b.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-29-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1,104
Posted By Oren Grad
Ken Rockwell's big Nikon compatibility...

Ken Rockwell's big Nikon compatibility table...

http://www.kenrockwell.com/nikon/compatibility-lens.htm

...suggests that it ought to work.
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 10-25-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 2,864
Posted By Oren Grad
And here it is, along with the camera I'm going...

And here it is, along with the camera I'm going to use it in. :)

http://www.orengrad.com/RFF/IMG_2124cr.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-24-2017
Replies: 40
Views: 2,914
Posted By Oren Grad
And from the description in the...

And from the description in the interview...

ORTA, our orthochromatic film is being produced in partnership with a partner that specialises in producing slow, very high resolution films and material...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 10-16-2017
Replies: 29
Views: 1,930
Posted By Oren Grad
Yes, a good point! Also by having a second tray...

Yes, a good point! Also by having a second tray of low contrast paper developer to go with your standard developer - the Photographers' Formulary still offers a Selectol Soft clone, or you can mix...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-14-2017
Replies: 532
Views: 48,919
Posted By Oren Grad
http://www.orengrad.com/RFF/very_free.jpg

http://www.orengrad.com/RFF/very_free.jpg
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 10-13-2017
Replies: 29
Views: 1,930
Posted By Oren Grad
Contact printing papers are offered only in fixed...

Contact printing papers are offered only in fixed contrast grade, which either means stocking multiple paper grades if they are available, or tailoring exposure and development on a sheet-by-sheet...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 10-13-2017
Replies: 29
Views: 1,930
Posted By Oren Grad
It's Michael and Paula, not Paul and Linda. Azo...

It's Michael and Paula, not Paul and Linda.

Azo was discontinued along with all other Kodak B&W papers when Kodak abruptly got out of the B&W paper business back in 2005. Any Azo that you see for...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-11-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 2,154
Posted By Oren Grad
Joe, the situation re Direct Positive as...

Joe, the situation re Direct Positive as documented in the thread on this topic over at APUG/PHOTRIO is unrelated to the problem with WYNIT and hasn't changed. See the latest...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-27-2017
Replies: 17
Views: 1,182
Posted By Oren Grad
I've purchased two refurbished camera bodies (EOS...

I've purchased two refurbished camera bodies (EOS 6D, EOS SL1) and two refurbished lenses (24mm EF-S pancake, 18-55 EF-S STM kit zoom) direct from the Canon USA online store. The 6D arrived in...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-06-2017
Replies: 38
Views: 1,270
Posted By Oren Grad
I never squeegee - I just dunk the film in...

I never squeegee - I just dunk the film in Photo-Flo and hang it up to dry.
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 07-31-2017
Replies: 59
Views: 7,049
Posted By Oren Grad
I've used my SQ10 to print scans from 6x6 cm...

I've used my SQ10 to print scans from 6x6 cm negatives, one each from B&W and color, to see how they would come out. Afraid I can't get image posting to work here so I can't show anything just...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 07-24-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 3,423
Posted By Oren Grad
Very interesting, thanks... The FAQ page at...

Very interesting, thanks... The FAQ page at TheFINDlab (thanks, Huss!) talks about this. They offer both Frontier SP-3000 and Noritsu HS-1800 scans - you can choose - and they say that the Noritsu...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 07-24-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 3,423
Posted By Oren Grad
Yes, that's the nub of the matter, whether that...

Yes, that's the nub of the matter, whether that is universally true. Do none of the commonly used high volume lab scanners have any provision for automated adjustment of basic scan parameters based...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 07-24-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 3,423
Posted By Oren Grad
Processing labs that scan without clipping?

Here's a variation on the usual "does anybody know a good film processing lab?" question. Let's make it "lab that does clean processing but also scans the negatives without clipping the histogram". ...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-09-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 1,352
Posted By Oren Grad
Not only is it incompatible with most existing...

Not only is it incompatible with most existing bodies, but there's no switch on the lens body for the VR - you need to go menu-diving. This is nuts, as you want to be able to switch VR on the fly -...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 04-14-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1,864
Posted By Oren Grad
Konica FT-1 Pro Half. Good luck finding one. ...

Konica FT-1 Pro Half. Good luck finding one. Konica also made very limited runs of half-frame Hexar AF and RF cameras. Good luck affording one!

Re full auto, don't forget the Pen E...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 04-06-2017
Replies: 52
Views: 11,447
Posted By Oren Grad
The Instax Square film is bigger - image area is...

The Instax Square film is bigger - image area is 62mm square and overall film size is 72 x 85.6mm.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-02-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 618
Posted By Oren Grad
CAUTION - DO NOT DEVELOP THE FILM YET! I have a...

CAUTION - DO NOT DEVELOP THE FILM YET!

I have a vague recollection of the pH being way off for C-41. But all I can find right now is a brief warning on photo.net by Ron...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 04-02-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 15,407
Posted By Oren Grad
Search for the URL in the Wayback Machine at...

Search for the URL in the Wayback Machine at archive.org and you can retrieve the page. For...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-24-2017
Replies: 72
Views: 2,833
Posted By Oren Grad
Of these, the 4:5 proportion of 6x7cm/4x5/8x10...

Of these, the 4:5 proportion of 6x7cm/4x5/8x10 feels the most awkward to me in use, though I'm far from "loathing" it. If I had my druthers, the sheet film formats that survived in mainstream use...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-03-2017
Replies: 51
Views: 2,503
Posted By Oren Grad
That's not correct. The D7xxx-series cameras,...

That's not correct. The D7xxx-series cameras, which are the successors to the D50/70/80/90 series, also support the old screw-drive lenses.

I've used older screw-drive AF primes as manual focus...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-01-2017
Replies: 51
Views: 2,503
Posted By Oren Grad
But they're way oversized for DX. For those of...

But they're way oversized for DX. For those of us who buy APS-C because we want a compact DSLR, the size (and price!) of the 24/1.8 Nikkor mounted on one of the D3xxx or D5xxx bodies is absurd...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-01-2017
Replies: 51
Views: 2,503
Posted By Oren Grad
The lens I use most with my EOS 6D is the EF...

The lens I use most with my EOS 6D is the EF 40/2.8 pancake, and the lens I use the most with my EOS SL1 is the EF-S 24/2.8 pancake. If Nikon offered a compact wide or semi-wide prime like the EF-S...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 02-11-2017
Replies: 40
Views: 7,672
Posted By Oren Grad
I've had a Signet 35 for more than 40 years...

I've had a Signet 35 for more than 40 years (yikes!) now - my dad gave it to me as my first 35mm camera. He had purchased it new around 1952; I'm fortunate to still have our old family albums with...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 02-04-2017
Replies: 73
Views: 16,896
Posted By Oren Grad
Pentax's specification for the LTM version, taken...

Pentax's specification for the LTM version, taken from the Japanese-language promotional sheet for the lens, dated 9/2000, is 230g. (For completeness: the finder is specified as 35g.:))
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-03-2017
Replies: 63
Views: 3,173
Posted By Oren Grad
Last weekend, while reaching for something else I...

Last weekend, while reaching for something else I managed to swat my Canon IXY Digital 55 off of a coffee table and on to a hard floor. Slippery little thing! :o Happily, no apparent damage and...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-24-2017
Replies: 26
Views: 1,672
Posted By Oren Grad
The SilverFast license code is tied to a specific...

The SilverFast license code is tied to a specific scanner model. To use it with a different scanner, you need to purchase an additional license code, the price of which usually scales roughly with...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-24-2017
Replies: 26
Views: 1,672
Posted By Oren Grad
FWIW, I have both a V700 and a V37; the latter is...

FWIW, I have both a V700 and a V37; the latter is very inexpensive (cost me well under $100 new). The V37 is reflective scan only, and is very compact and lightweight. Leaving aside the software -...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-18-2017
Replies: 167
Views: 14,888
Posted By Oren Grad
The ingredients are different. D-76 is a...

The ingredients are different. D-76 is a metol/hydroquinone formula, Xtol is a phenidone/isoascorbate formula. FWIW, they will no longer ship DD-X either. That's a phenidone/hydroquinone formula,...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 01-09-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1,572
Posted By Oren Grad
It's digital capture squeezed into the same box...

It's digital capture squeezed into the same box with a Zink printer. Nothing wrong with that if it's what you want, but it's not a substitute for direct capture to film/print if the look-and-feel of...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-08-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 1,175
Posted By Oren Grad
+1 for Karl Bryan - he did a fine job with my...

+1 for Karl Bryan - he did a fine job with my Autocord.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 12-24-2016
Replies: 52
Views: 4,205
Posted By Oren Grad
Around the time the last version, the R-D1x, was...

Around the time the last version, the R-D1x, was finally discontinued in 2014, there was a page on the Epson home-market website explaining that the motivation for the R-D1 when it was introduced...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-06-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 1,916
Posted By Oren Grad
They show only a toll-free telephone number for...

They show only a toll-free telephone number for use within Japan. That was the reason to try Bellamy Hunt.

The Kenko Global site has a contact...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-01-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 1,916
Posted By Oren Grad
Greg is indeed the Konica guy, but he wasn't able...

Greg is indeed the Konica guy, but he wasn't able to repair my Hexar AF (original black version) for lack of parts. Robert's might need something different from mine; just be aware that in general...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 10-31-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 1,556
Posted By Oren Grad
My 3880 died recently and I replaced it with a...

My 3880 died recently and I replaced it with a P800. My monochrome prints on matte paper with the new inkset are indeed noticeably richer in the dark tones; I don't see much difference in prints on...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 10-28-2016
Replies: 576
Views: 84,990
Posted By Oren Grad
Both FP-100C and FP-100C45 are discontinued,...

Both FP-100C and FP-100C45 are discontinued, though the smaller film was discontinued only recently and retailers are still selling remaining stock.

The 405 uses the smaller film (FP-100C).
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 10-23-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 1,234
Posted By Oren Grad
Yes, that's about all we can do. Also, at least...

Yes, that's about all we can do. Also, at least with prints that seem too dark, many people will intuitively react by moving closer to a light or turning up the room lights so they can see better,...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 10-23-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 1,234
Posted By Oren Grad
Just one quibble: Although this problem is...

Just one quibble:



Although this problem is especially severe with electronic images it affects prints too, as we never know under what sort of lighting our prints will be viewed once they leave...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 09-30-2016
Replies: 32
Views: 4,773
Posted By Oren Grad
Chrome version for me, thanks! :) When I got...

Chrome version for me, thanks! :)

When I got mine (chrome!) I was struck by how much more compact it looks and feels compared to my Spotmatic and SL. The modest extra space under the top on the...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 09-18-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 3,943
Posted By Oren Grad
To close the loop on my earlier post: I was very...

To close the loop on my earlier post: I was very disappointed with mine - image quality was pretty poor in general daylight outdoor snapshooting - mushy lens, erratic meter. (Didn't try any with...
Forum: RFF Polls 09-08-2016
Replies: 53
Views: 4,073
Posted By Oren Grad
TX for 35mm and 120, HP5 Plus for sheet film. ...

TX for 35mm and 120, HP5 Plus for sheet film. Have also been using some XP2 Super in 35mm recently.
Forum: Large Format Film RF 07-15-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 1,911
Posted By Oren Grad
Further to Godfrey's post, there were several...

Further to Godfrey's post, there were several different models of the 5x7 Graflex, some with rotating back, some horizontal only.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 04-17-2016
Replies: 25
Views: 3,582
Posted By Oren Grad
The D7200 doesn't have enough resolution to image...

The D7200 doesn't have enough resolution to image grain, nor do the Coolscan 5000 or 9000. All of them are generating "false grain". Probably need to approximately double the resolution of the...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 03-13-2016
Replies: 2
Views: 4,051
Posted By Oren Grad
Very cool. Was this from Nate at...

Very cool. Was this from Nate at Option8/polaroidconversions.com?

I'm encouraged to see on his Facebook page that he's working on an alternative Instax Wide/4x5 solution, with a hint that it may...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 02-29-2016
Replies: 158
Views: 18,048
Posted By Oren Grad
That is correct, unfortunately. The 4x5 was...

That is correct, unfortunately. The 4x5 was discontinued a while ago; this time it's the remaining quarter-plate film and holder.
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 02-29-2016
Replies: 158
Views: 18,048
Posted By Oren Grad
FP-100C discontinued

Top link is the press release, bottom one is the product page. The red annotation (生産終了いたしました) means "production discontinued".

http://fujifilm.jp/information/articlead_0384.html...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-07-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 2,543
Posted By Oren Grad
Roger is a physician with a specialty in...

Roger is a physician with a specialty in anesthesiology and pain management. Not sure he's practicing any longer, though.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-06-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 2,543
Posted By Oren Grad
The Lens Rental blog is best understood as the...

The Lens Rental blog is best understood as the successor to the work of the late, great Norman Goldberg, who pioneered teardown analysis and thoughtful, informed commentary on design and...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-22-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 1,522
Posted By Oren Grad
Prints are what I care about, and the reason for...

Prints are what I care about, and the reason for going to all the trouble.
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 12-20-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 3,943
Posted By Oren Grad
Mine just arrived... looking forward to trying it!

Mine just arrived... looking forward to trying it!
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-27-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,898
Posted By Oren Grad
What you're seeing is an aliased pseudograin...

What you're seeing is an aliased pseudograin that's bigger and uglier than the film's actual grain. The subjective effect most of the time is to make the image more harsh and gritty than it is in...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-09-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 2,316
Posted By Oren Grad
Also, the adapter can be a nuisance to get off...

Also, the adapter can be a nuisance to get off the body. I have a Pentax-branded adapter that I obtained around the same time as my first MX body, in 1979. To release the adapter you have to poke a...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 09-28-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 2,230
Posted By Oren Grad
Strictly program AE. Other than locking exposure...

Strictly program AE. Other than locking exposure and recomposing, the only ways to affect exposure are to futz with the DX coding or tape ND filters over the meter cell. No direct control over...
Forum: Other RF 07-15-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 956
Posted By Oren Grad
I have my own 7SII in hand. I can't speak to...

I have my own 7SII in hand. I can't speak to auto mode, because I don't use it and don't have a battery in the camera. But as far as manual mode, mine works the same, except that the diaphragm...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-23-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 1,552
Posted By Oren Grad
It's a Galvin.

It's a Galvin.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-19-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 1,956
Posted By Oren Grad
Last time I asked him about the LX, back in 2010,...

Last time I asked him about the LX, back in 2010, Eric said it was becoming difficult to get the special sealing goop. You might check with him - and with Harrow, for that matter - to see whether...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 02-27-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 6,224
Posted By Oren Grad
There's another option. Alpenhause...

There's another option. Alpenhause (http://alpenhause.com/) has offered Polaroid 110B cameras converted with an Instax Wide back. This provides a much better lens that the one in the Instax Wide...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-20-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 4,749
Posted By Oren Grad
No problem - I too would be interested to hear of...

No problem - I too would be interested to hear of others' experiences with the auxiliaries.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-20-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 4,749
Posted By Oren Grad
For my C220 I got the dedicated left-hand grip...

For my C220 I got the dedicated left-hand grip (the one with the anti-twist pins but without the shutter release button) and the magnifying chimney finder. Transformed the camera from awkward and...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-20-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 4,749
Posted By Oren Grad
Thanks all! What piqued my curiosity is that...

Thanks all!

What piqued my curiosity is that recently I assembled a Mamiya outfit with a C220 and the 55, 65 and 80mm lenses, just to try. Somewhat to my surprise, I've been having the most fun...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-19-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 4,749
Posted By Oren Grad
Wide-angle TLRs?

What wide-angle TLRs exist? For purposes of this question I define wide angle as 60mm or shorter FL for a camera that makes 6x6cm pictures.

I can think of only these:
Rolleiwide
Rolleiflex FW
...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 01-16-2015
Replies: 54
Views: 10,967
Posted By Oren Grad
I suspect one important reason why it's hard to...

I suspect one important reason why it's hard to drum up much interest in film packs - apart from the fact that they're plainly not coming back - is that people who would be inclined to use them are...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-10-2015
Replies: 43
Views: 6,063
Posted By Oren Grad
I'm not interested in carrying a palette of...

I'm not interested in carrying a palette of different materials and fussing about which to use to make a given picture. I prefer to settle on a film that I like, internalize the way it renders the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-09-2015
Replies: 43
Views: 6,063
Posted By Oren Grad
It's TX for me - not even a close call. I've...

It's TX for me - not even a close call. I've been using it for more than 30 years because both its characteristic curve, with a long, gentle shoulder, and its forgiving handling both in the field...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 12-22-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 3,839
Posted By Oren Grad
Not a lot of information,...

Not a lot of information, but:

http://www.olympus-global.com/en/corc/history/camera/popup/pen_pen-ee3.html
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-21-2014
Replies: 45
Views: 3,614
Posted By Oren Grad
Tri-X (35mm, 120) HP5 Plus (sheet film)

Tri-X (35mm, 120)
HP5 Plus (sheet film)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-17-2014
Replies: 94
Views: 11,661
Posted By Oren Grad
No. My Pen FT is one of the loudest SLR's I...

No. My Pen FT is one of the loudest SLR's I own.

Some of the latest DSLRs are extremely quiet, for example EOS 6D in quiet mode. Among film SLRs, some of the Canon EOS models as noted. I think it...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 10-01-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 2,318
Posted By Oren Grad
They provide substantial entertainment value. :)

They provide substantial entertainment value. :)
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 10-01-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 2,318
Posted By Oren Grad
Both Zeiss and Leica provide distortion data in...

Both Zeiss and Leica provide distortion data in their technical data sheets for lenses (as do Schneider and Rodenstock for their LF and digital/technical camera lenses, though that's not directly...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-30-2014
Replies: 79
Views: 5,041
Posted By Oren Grad
Make the shutter/mirror action quieter too, and...

Make the shutter/mirror action quieter too, and I'd be in for this.

I'd also be happy with a compact, half-frame rangefinder with 20, 25 and 35mm interchangeable lenses, or else a fixed 25.

A...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 09-03-2014
Replies: 46
Views: 13,725
Posted By Oren Grad
The Pentax-L Special is in Leica screw mount,...

The Pentax-L Special is in Leica screw mount, actually.

It indeed has the same excellent glass as the FA Limited, stuffed into the end of a longer barrel to match the Leica mount register. It is...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-08-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 4,471
Posted By Oren Grad
What Corran said. Also: forget the enlarger,...

What Corran said.

Also: forget the enlarger, for now. Start by getting an inexpensive 4x5 camera and making contact prints. See whether those have any magic for you.
Forum: Large Format Film RF 06-23-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 5,086
Posted By Oren Grad
You can with the Zoom and Zoom 2, not with the...

You can with the Zoom and Zoom 2, not with the Vario.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-02-2014
Replies: 89
Views: 5,790
Posted By Oren Grad
Anticipating the arrival of Mr Bunnell, no doubt!...

Anticipating the arrival of Mr Bunnell, no doubt! :)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-26-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 825
Posted By Oren Grad
Full details of this year's run of the annual...

Full details of this year's run of the annual program, including complete list of participating dealers:

http://www.ilfordphoto.com/Webfiles/201457131359681.pdf
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