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Forum: Photography General Interest 5 Days Ago
Replies: 129
Views: 2,309
Posted By Rayt
Sure but will people pay for it? I am the type...

Sure but will people pay for it? I am the type who thinks $$$ is worth it for a mechanical Swiss watch while others will say a $100 Swatch does the same thing (which is true). While I appreciate the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 5 Days Ago
Replies: 129
Views: 2,309
Posted By Rayt
Used film bodies especially from N, C, P, M are...

Used film bodies especially from N, C, P, M are so cheap I doubt any company would be foolish enough to market a new camera. But the idea of a film body with EVF is interesting. I would be up for a...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 1 Week Ago
Replies: 57
Views: 707
Posted By Rayt
Very nice. Is this the G16 converted or the 15mm...

Very nice. Is this the G16 converted or the 15mm Hologon? Were the photos taken with the center filter?
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 1,340
Posted By Rayt
The meter is just a non TTL reflective with a...

The meter is just a non TTL reflective with a broad angle of view. Definitely use a handheld meter unless the illumination is uniform.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 1,340
Posted By Rayt
I used to travel with 2 Mamiya 6 bodies with...

I used to travel with 2 Mamiya 6 bodies with 50/75 mounted. Collapsed they fit into a Billingham Alice bag. Super lightweight. I then got into the SWC and 500CM so something had to go. That was a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 596
Posted By Rayt
I still have a set of C/Y lenses from 28mm to...

I still have a set of C/Y lenses from 28mm to 50mm. I use them with the RX. They can be had from Japan on eBay for around $250. The first version has focus confirmation and I bought it for that...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 45
Views: 1,485
Posted By Rayt
Send it back.

Send it back.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 1,550
Posted By Rayt
I really like Voigtlander lenses for the...

I really like Voigtlander lenses for the price/performance factor. ZM not so much as it is much more expensive and due to the poor QC early on with the wobbling and awkward handling with the pimple I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 1,521
Posted By Rayt
Hasselblad SWC

Hasselblad SWC
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 1,265
Posted By Rayt
I would say $3k to the right collector.

I would say $3k to the right collector.
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 111
Views: 3,579
Posted By Rayt
That acrylic grey sweater should go really well...

That acrylic grey sweater should go really well with my 500CM. The sleeves are too long though.
Forum: Travel 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 673
Posted By Rayt
The historical Binondo area of Manila is a great...

The historical Binondo area of Manila is a great street photography destination. Within Binondo is Manila Chinatown. The area is pretty well preserved, a well worn authentic fossil far away from...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,144
Posted By Rayt
Fantastic. Made my day!

Fantastic. Made my day!
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 44
Views: 1,252
Posted By Rayt
Take the Rolleiflex.

Take the Rolleiflex.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 728
Posted By Rayt
I use original Rollei straps purchased used from...

I use original Rollei straps purchased used from KEH. When the leather becomes brittle there are shops who can make new leather straps from the clips.
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 111
Views: 3,579
Posted By Rayt
Some kind of adapter to take legacy xpan lenses...

Some kind of adapter to take legacy xpan lenses and pano cropped option for X1D?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 699
Views: 78,559
Posted By Rayt
At least that black mark isn’t impaling someone’s...

At least that black mark isn’t impaling someone’s neck ala The Omen!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-10-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,897
Posted By Rayt
Too bad Kubrick didnít shoot the moon landing...

Too bad Kubrick didnít shoot the moon landing with Acros. But itís not too late for the Mars mission which is part of the moon.
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 06-10-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1,196
Posted By Rayt
The bokeh should improve without the rear element.

The bokeh should improve without the rear element.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-26-2019
Replies: 81
Views: 3,151
Posted By Rayt
Photo vests are very convenient for the LF...

Photo vests are very convenient for the LF shooter. There are a lot more accessories for LF such as the loupe, cable, spare cable, filters, notebook, pencil, lens caps, small incident meter, spot...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-26-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 606
Posted By Rayt
If you got a good deal then keep it. Sounds like...

If you got a good deal then keep it. Sounds like this M6 is in good condition otherwise. Remember the last of the M6 was discontinued 20 years ago so buying old cameras come with certain risks. If...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-19-2019
Replies: 93
Views: 2,670
Posted By Rayt
I used to ride with a motorcycle club so of...

I used to ride with a motorcycle club so of course we talk about bikes and bike related gear when we hang out. But the ride itself is the therapy no need for words. We ride in some pretty challenging...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-30-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 445
Posted By Rayt
There are two types of Fomapan 100?

There are two types of Fomapan 100?
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 04-21-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 4,180
Posted By Rayt
Resurrecting old thread. Airports are now using...

Resurrecting old thread. Airports are now using the new 3D scanners which look like the CT scanners at hospitals. The 3D scanners take hundreds (?) of images of the carry-on to form a 3D image. And...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-20-2019
Replies: 96
Views: 4,447
Posted By Rayt
If I carry one camera then it’ll have a 35mm on...

If I carry one camera then it’ll have a 35mm on it. If I carry two then they’ll have 28/50 mounted.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-14-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 915
Posted By Rayt
I am taking a friend to Bodie State Park (the...

I am taking a friend to Bodie State Park (the “ghost town”) and since I have photographed there before in 4x5, 6x6 and 135 formats already I thought I’d do something different, so I bought a Harman...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-10-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 1,068
Posted By Rayt
This is my Hopper moment from a Rolleiflex. I...

This is my Hopper moment from a Rolleiflex. I shoot and print in 6x6 full frame. The square is very natural for street portraits. I have done a lot of street photography with the SWC and will scan...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-09-2019
Replies: 264
Views: 15,676
Posted By Rayt
When I bought Amateur Photographer regularly the...

When I bought Amateur Photographer regularly the first page I turned to was Rogerís essay. I have learned a lot from Roger since. He will be missed.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-04-2019
Replies: 137
Views: 11,503
Posted By Rayt
If the shooting location and subject matter are...

If the shooting location and subject matter are known to me and I have control over when I will be there for the best light then camera, lens and film choice would be clear to me. It would just be...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-02-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 955
Posted By Rayt
My camera mocks me, calls me an untalented hack.

My camera mocks me, calls me an untalented hack.
Forum: Travel 03-23-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,483
Posted By Rayt
That’s an excellent suggestion. I tend to go for...

That’s an excellent suggestion. I tend to go for the Leffe Blonde and will give Beersel Oud Kriek a taste on this trip. I work for a Dutch company so travel to Amsterdam regularly and then take local...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-23-2019
Replies: 2,998
Views: 478,004
Posted By Rayt
My first image post. And it works thanks to Chris...

My first image post. And it works thanks to Chris Crawford!

Monochrom Noctilux

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7849/33572275668_a7a7943b27_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/T9EFV7)L1000637...
Forum: Travel 03-22-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,483
Posted By Rayt
I have traveled extensively though not all at one...

I have traveled extensively though not all at one go. Normally I travel to another country every other month. It is easy to do living in Asia with the region within easy reach. From your list I would...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-21-2019
Replies: 187
Views: 2,247
Posted By Rayt
Have you heard? Winogrand prize liberal exposure...

Have you heard? Winogrand prize liberal exposure resulting in delayed development and there will be no contacts made.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-21-2019
Replies: 187
Views: 2,247
Posted By Rayt
Shudder count on this thread so far is very high.

Shudder count on this thread so far is very high.
Forum: Travel 03-20-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 1,694
Posted By Rayt
I do ask for hand inspection but won’t sweat it...

I do ask for hand inspection but won’t sweat it if they won’t. When I travel with 4x5 and sheet film I do not want to draw attention to it and never ask for hand inspection fearing some idiot will...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-16-2019
Replies: 141
Views: 4,702
Posted By Rayt
I bought a Contax N1 with the Planar 50/1.4N to...

I bought a Contax N1 with the Planar 50/1.4N to satisfy my dream of owning one when I was priced out at the time. I loaded it with Tmax 400 and off to target practice. Then it all came rushing back...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-12-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,486
Posted By Rayt
If you are concerned about re-sale value then...

If you are concerned about re-sale value then keep it as original as possible. This applies to classic cars and motorcycles, watches, whatever. Original Leica OEM covering is not vulcanite. Silly me...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-12-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 404
Posted By Rayt
The Rolleicord takes Bay I. I am not aware of any...

The Rolleicord takes Bay I. I am not aware of any Bay I to Bay III adapters.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-12-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 813
Posted By Rayt
Thatís just typical Nat Neo style of photography...

Thatís just typical Nat Neo style of photography to shoot your subjects with ultra wides. It works when it works.
Forum: RFF News 02-27-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 4,783
Posted By Rayt
Japan is the hardest country in the world to fire...

Japan is the hardest country in the world to fire employees. Companies can’t lay off people just because a particular unit is unprofitable. So decisions need to be long term because once a company is...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 02-27-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 11,302
Posted By Rayt
I have the trigger on the camera for the heft and...

I have the trigger on the camera for the heft and do not use it as a winder. The heft balances out the lens and I like the handling.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-20-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 1,212
Posted By Rayt
I paid something like $2500 for an M7 when it...

I paid something like $2500 for an M7 when it came out and it is the best camera I own. This camera has been around the world with me. If something breaks like all things will eventually I don’t mind...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-07-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 987
Posted By Rayt
Anyone here remember the Polachrome instant slide...

Anyone here remember the Polachrome instant slide processing kit from Polaroid? I recall getting a bunch of interesting images (and lots of scratches). I would jump at something like that again.
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 02-07-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 984
Posted By Rayt
Broken Rapidwinder

I was shooting and felt the belt snapped. I opened it up and confirmed it didnít slip off or anything but torn at one end. Is there a designated repair shop with parts for the Rapidwinder?

I have...
Forum: Optics Theory - 02-04-2019
Replies: 57
Views: 2,582
Posted By Rayt
Easier to design and produce lenses?

Easier to design and produce lenses?
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-03-2019
Replies: 70
Views: 2,010
Posted By Rayt
Stick to one thing whether gear, film or...

Stick to one thing whether gear, film or chemicals and be an expert with it. Biggest regret: not taking that shot (lots of those).
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-03-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 1,767
Posted By Rayt
They look like CT scanners in hospitals with an...

They look like CT scanners in hospitals with an arch shape and are in use at SFO. Youíll know it when security does not require the traveller to remove the laptop and other items from the carry on...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-03-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 1,767
Posted By Rayt
I have the same experience but only with 100 and...

I have the same experience but only with 100 and 200 b/w films. I am worried about the latest 3D scanners though. They are supposed to take over a hundred scans in order to form a 3D image.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-31-2019
Replies: 71
Views: 1,463
Posted By Rayt
I tend to keep an entire roll of b/w negs even...

I tend to keep an entire roll of b/w negs even when there is only one good shot. When I shot slides I only kept that one mounted frame. I don't know why but for b/w negs I can't get myself to edit as...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-21-2019
Replies: 60
Views: 2,441
Posted By Rayt
Certainly I have more film than I need. I pack...

Certainly I have more film than I need. I pack them in a commercial freezer.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-12-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 744
Posted By Rayt
Looks like a real camera.

Looks like a real camera.
Forum: Nikon RF 01-10-2019
Replies: 396
Views: 6,153
Posted By Rayt
If I had that 35/1.8 I would probably keep it for...

If I had that 35/1.8 I would probably keep it for a long time. Too bad it wasnít issued separately.
Forum: Nikon RF 01-10-2019
Replies: 396
Views: 6,153
Posted By Rayt
I owned one of the 2000 models but ultimately...

I owned one of the 2000 models but ultimately sold it because the lack of lenses. Yes I know there are vintage as well as S mount CVs but the ones I want I either have or can get in LTM. If Nikon had...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 01-10-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 941
Posted By Rayt
I would rather see Cosina make tiny tiny tiny...

I would rather see Cosina make tiny tiny tiny MS-Optical style lenses but with useable controls as well as quality control.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-09-2019
Replies: 173
Views: 10,360
Posted By Rayt
Yes money is better spent on experiences rather...

Yes money is better spent on experiences rather than on objects. Possession is a burden to the spirited traveller. Last year alone I travelled to a different country every month all funded mostly by...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-09-2019
Replies: 173
Views: 10,360
Posted By Rayt
Were you robbed or assaulted in Myanmar or Laos?...

Were you robbed or assaulted in Myanmar or Laos? Asia is very safe. I live here and have been to nearly all the countries more than a few times including Myanmar and Laos. I travel all the time for...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-30-2018
Replies: 70
Views: 1,372
Posted By Rayt
I am shooting with two M7s a .72x and .85x with...

I am shooting with two M7s a .72x and .85x with 35mm and 50mm Summicrons. Our fridge broke and I am forced to remove all my film from the freezer some 200 rolls. I am not going to refreeze them again...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-28-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 1,154
Posted By Rayt
I only shoot b/w film and do not scan. I develop...

I only shoot b/w film and do not scan. I develop the film, dry, cut into strips, insert them into Printfile pages and put them away in archival folders not to be seen again. I only check to see if...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-27-2018
Replies: 2,124
Views: 588,976
Posted By Rayt
This thread cost me money. I bought a IIIc...

This thread cost me money. I bought a IIIc converted to IIIf self timer with sharkskin from KEH. What a beauty!
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 12-27-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 526
Posted By Rayt
http://www.crrluton.co.uk

http://www.crrluton.co.uk
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-27-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 908
Posted By Rayt
Leather chaps and vest would be my cruising...

Leather chaps and vest would be my cruising outfit of choice.

It was too late when I decided to sell off some less used film gear but by then they no longer fetch much money so I use them when...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-25-2018
Replies: 49
Views: 2,314
Posted By Rayt
I still have 8 cans with the Arista label. It...

I still have 8 cans with the Arista label. It looks good in Rodinal 1:50 but it is sterile looking a bit too clean. TMY is my standard film and I will cry if that goes.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-25-2018
Replies: 173
Views: 10,360
Posted By Rayt
I have standardised my travel gear into 3...

I have standardised my travel gear into 3 formats. Kit 1) 4x5 Ebony SW with 72/150mm Schneiders; 2) Rolleiflex 3.5F and Rolleiwide; 3) Leica M7 with 3 lenses. If I need the movements then 4x5 it is...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-24-2018
Replies: 173
Views: 10,360
Posted By Rayt
I went to Kyoto two weeks ago. Rain was in the...

I went to Kyoto two weeks ago. Rain was in the forecast so I took the Contax N1 with 24-85 zoom. It did rain at times heavily and I was able to shoot with one hand while holding an umbrella with the...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 12-17-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 944
Posted By Rayt
I have the Leitz waist level finder the version...

I have the Leitz waist level finder the version without the swing out lens for 35mm. It can be useful for sneaking a shot when your victim think you are only fidgeting with the camera. Shooting...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-11-2018
Replies: 62
Views: 1,385
Posted By Rayt
If a fellow photographer asked what do I shoot...

If a fellow photographer asked what do I shoot and I reply "street photography" then there is an understanding what I am talking about. This is what communication is about isn't it? If a non...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-02-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 719
Posted By Rayt
The film feeler mechanism in the 3.5F failed on...

The film feeler mechanism in the 3.5F failed on me while shooting in Taiwan last month. Good thing I always travel with two cameras. I do prefer matching dots loading for this reason. The newer...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-01-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 719
Posted By Rayt
I have the old original version with the Zeiss...

I have the old original version with the Zeiss Distagon. It makes an ideal two camera kit with the 3.5F and I have travelled all over the world with them. Indeed the price reflects it rarity but it...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-27-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 982
Posted By Rayt
I don't mix X-tol or D76 anymore because I can't...

I don't mix X-tol or D76 anymore because I can't be sure I can finish it within a comfortable period. So I have standardised on Adox "Rodinal" 1:50 for slower films - Acros, Foma 100, Foma 200; and...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 11-27-2018
Replies: 176
Views: 9,887
Posted By Rayt
In this test the pincushion distortion of the...

In this test the pincushion distortion of the 35mm Summicron ASPH is very low.

http://www.opticallimits.com/leicam/837-summicron35asph?start=1
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-26-2018
Replies: 84
Views: 3,012
Posted By Rayt
I have been a Leica user for more than a decade...

I have been a Leica user for more than a decade with two M7 bodies. For the past few years I started shooting mainly Rolleiflex TLR and a Hasselblad SWC. Rolleiflex 3.5F, Rolleiwide and an SWC make...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 11-23-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 1,029
Posted By Rayt
Great lens. The waist level finder is a blast for...

Great lens. The waist level finder is a blast for street.
Forum: RFF News 11-13-2018
Replies: 151
Views: 7,825
Posted By Rayt
In this disposable society I tip my hat to you...

In this disposable society I tip my hat to you sir. I am also using an M8.2. However not everyone feel the way you. But then again I am sure companies would prefer their consumer base to keep buying...
Forum: RFF News 11-13-2018
Replies: 151
Views: 7,825
Posted By Rayt
My film Leicas are 20 to 50 years old and built...

My film Leicas are 20 to 50 years old and built like a tank. Same with my Rollei TLRs. They will last forever even with regular use. What I don’t understand is why make a solid metal digital M when...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-12-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 873
Posted By Rayt
Couldn't they have used the herpes scarred...

Couldn't they have used the herpes scarred leather from the M6Ti?

Any news on the Gene Simmons edition painted with real demon blood?
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-23-2018
Replies: 70
Views: 1,094
Posted By Rayt
I would quit my job to invest in a factory making...

I would quit my job to invest in a factory making peel apart b/w 4x5 pack film. And then two years later beg for my job back.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-22-2018
Replies: 304
Views: 11,989
Posted By Rayt
I am done with accumulating stuff. In fact I sold...

I am done with accumulating stuff. In fact I sold $5000 of camera gear this month including my back from CCD replacement Monochrom. If I had $3k to spare I would use it to pay for a two week trip to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-18-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 548
Posted By Rayt
After reading all the praise for the M5 I bought...

After reading all the praise for the M5 I bought one from KEH. After the first roll I found it awkward especially the longer shutter travel so the meter arm can move out of the way I assume. I then...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-18-2018
Replies: 445
Views: 13,233
Posted By Rayt
Well I don’t care why other people buy what they...

Well I don’t care why other people buy what they buy. The market will decide whether this was ill conceived or not. I personally like features that are helpful for picture taking. I’ll admit nothing...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-18-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 959
Posted By Rayt
The Leica M7 .72x has been my main camera since I...

The Leica M7 .72x has been my main camera since I bought it new I think 10 years ago.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 09-17-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 1,547
Posted By Rayt
Yes I use a .58x MP with a 28mm and a .85x M7...

Yes I use a .58x MP with a 28mm and a .85x M7 with 50mm. That’s my basic travel kit.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 09-09-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 930
Posted By Rayt
Unless the M9 has had a recent sensor replacement...

Unless the M9 has had a recent sensor replacement I would go for the M8.2.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 08-28-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 2,083
Posted By Rayt
Rodinal for slow film up to 100 ISO, and HC110...

Rodinal for slow film up to 100 ISO, and HC110 for everything else.
Forum: Travel 08-12-2018
Replies: 43
Views: 1,739
Posted By Rayt
I lived in SF from '91 to '95 and visit every...

I lived in SF from '91 to '95 and visit every year and would move back in a heart beat if I could. The Tenderloin is a part of town I always head to for the restaurants. I worked with the homeless on...
Forum: Chris Crawford 07-27-2018
Replies: 119
Views: 4,791
Posted By Rayt
Way to go Chris! You did a wonderful job as a...

Way to go Chris! You did a wonderful job as a parent and your son is a good kid. Congratulations!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-11-2018
Replies: 107
Views: 3,537
Posted By Rayt
C’mon the USA makes the greatest military...

C’mon the USA makes the greatest military equipment in the world. And NATO better cough up more dough or else. Made in the USA used in foreign land with pride!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-11-2018
Replies: 107
Views: 3,537
Posted By Rayt
A pair of US brand basketball shoes cost $200...

A pair of US brand basketball shoes cost $200 retail US but cost $10 to make whether in China, Vietnam or some developing country. So after the freight and whatever costs the difference comes to say...
Forum: Travel 06-24-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 1,762
Posted By Rayt
I travel to Tokyo once or twice a year and always...

I travel to Tokyo once or twice a year and always do the camera shop tour. Map and Fujiya are my favourites. All you need to do is pick up one of the photo magazines and the shops often with maps and...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-23-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 1,402
Posted By Rayt
I am not a very good photographer. 35 out of the...

I am not a very good photographer. 35 out of the 37 shots are usually wasted.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-14-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,146
Posted By Rayt
Otherwise how is the camera’s overall condition?...

Otherwise how is the camera’s overall condition? An old camera will need a CLA.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-08-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,146
Posted By Rayt
No you need to use earlier backs with the SW and...

No you need to use earlier backs with the SW and SWA. I have a Supreme Wide and two SWA all in regular use. I am not a Hasselblad expert I only use the stuff. The very early Supreme and SWA models...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-07-2018
Replies: 55
Views: 2,995
Posted By Rayt
I shoot tons of film, process them, put them in...

I shoot tons of film, process them, put them in the Printfile sheets/boxes and store them away. When I retire I plan to put together a darkroom and make wet prints. Well that's the plan anyway. If...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-02-2018
Replies: 79
Views: 2,799
Posted By Rayt
Usually for a little more money I can get an M6...

Usually for a little more money I can get an M6 with the benefit of a meter or for even less money I can get an M4-2. It is just my practical decision not to buy an M4-P.
Forum: RFF News 04-24-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 1,413
Posted By Rayt
PETA is fighting to extend human rights to non...

PETA is fighting to extend human rights to non humans.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-31-2018
Replies: 224
Views: 14,318
Posted By Rayt
Couldn’t wait so ordered from Freestyle!

Couldn’t wait so ordered from Freestyle!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-30-2018
Replies: 224
Views: 14,318
Posted By Rayt
Time to make room in the freezer.

Time to make room in the freezer.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-30-2018
Replies: 224
Views: 14,318
Posted By Rayt
I should stock up on 4x5. Can’t beat Acros for...

I should stock up on 4x5. Can’t beat Acros for longggg exposures.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-14-2018
Replies: 118
Views: 10,509
Posted By Rayt
I am set on the following combinations and they...

I am set on the following combinations and they work for me:

Rodinal with Acros
D76 with Tri-X and TMY
HC110 with HP5+
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-12-2018
Replies: 34
Views: 1,963
Posted By Rayt
I travel with at least one light meter a Sekonic...

I travel with at least one light meter a Sekonic 308 and of course the phone meter app. For large format I also bring the Pentax spotmeter. Last week I left my Sekonic at home. 12 frames into the...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-09-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,463
Posted By Rayt
In the 90’s I shopped at these NY camera shops in...

In the 90’s I shopped at these NY camera shops in person and let me tell you they were all one big rodeo. “Hey ya buyin or not- get atta heeere”. I ended up buying most of my Nikon gear used from...
Forum: RFF Polls 03-06-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 940
Posted By Rayt
If I can live with my lenses blocking a chunk of...

If I can live with my lenses blocking a chunk of the viewfinder I can live with not seeing the frame lines.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-13-2018
Replies: 75
Views: 1,660
Posted By Rayt
Sounds like the developer was belligerent in...

Sounds like the developer was belligerent in court and the judge handed out a harsh verdict. Well that’s what appellate courts are for, to separate emotion from law and facts. I doubt the artists had...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 02-13-2018
Replies: 73
Views: 14,044
Posted By Rayt
The R4M with the very wide VF is such a great...

The R4M with the very wide VF is such a great tool to have in my kit. I really hate external finders. When the Leica .58x came out I was overjoyed and Cosina turned it up to 11. My dislike though...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-13-2018
Replies: 75
Views: 1,660
Posted By Rayt
If the law says the new owner needs to preserve...

If the law says the new owner needs to preserve due to droit moral then does he have the obligation as a private entity to do so or the city would have had to buy the property and turn it into a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-13-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 894
Posted By Rayt
I have had occasions when I managed to cut off...

I have had occasions when I managed to cut off heads and arms while using Leica 35mm framelines for the 40mm Summicron but that’s just user error for not giving a bit more room in the composition!
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-12-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 2,357
Posted By Rayt
I shoot b/w film mainly with Leica, Rolleiflex...

I shoot b/w film mainly with Leica, Rolleiflex and LF. I process everything in the bathroom. I don’t scan though I should get a flat bed or something. I also own a Monochrom for when the light...
Forum: RFF Polls 02-05-2018
Replies: 109
Views: 9,825
Posted By Rayt
This old thread was what inspired me to buy an...

This old thread was what inspired me to buy an M5. Immediately I noticed the finder to be different than the mini bodies - M4 etc. I can actually focus a Noctilux with an M5 but needed a .85x M7...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-01-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 694
Posted By Rayt
You can mix it and process a test strip but is it...

You can mix it and process a test strip but is it worth your time over 8 bucks?
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-30-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 2,160
Posted By Rayt
I doubt this happened in the camera because the...

I doubt this happened in the camera because the interposed piece of film is processed so it must have been entangled with yours during processing.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-28-2018
Replies: 38
Views: 2,250
Posted By Rayt
Yup. We were robbed by a gang of 13 year olds....

Yup. We were robbed by a gang of 13 year olds. Can’t live in fear.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-25-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 1,879
Posted By Rayt
No more accumulation of "stuff". I would buy a...

No more accumulation of "stuff". I would buy a ticket to Mexico City and then Havana. In fact I'll be in MEX next month but not enough time for Cuba. I hope to do that next year via Paris.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-23-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 1,942
Posted By Rayt
I have the 75mm Summilux for portraits but never...

I have the 75mm Summilux for portraits but never got on with that focal length for general use due to the lack of proper framelines on M bodies. Live view might change that for me if I ever get in to...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 01-22-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 1,227
Posted By Rayt
I have the same problem. I bought a GSW690III...

I have the same problem. I bought a GSW690III from KEH a few years ago with around 2000 rolls shot according to the meter on the underside. Frankly I pretty much bought it during one of their sales...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-21-2018
Replies: 138
Views: 12,214
Posted By Rayt
Lovely shot of Utrecht! I appreciate the...

Lovely shot of Utrecht! I appreciate the minimalism in your photos Erik.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-09-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 1,578
Posted By Rayt
I have some very precious photos of my son when...

I have some very precious photos of my son when he was born shot with a then cutting edge digital camera that saved files directly onto floppy discs. They are fine printed out in 3x5" but all I care...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-07-2018
Replies: 353
Views: 23,319
Posted By Rayt
Hasselblad SWC Rolleiflex 3.5F Planar Leica M7...

Hasselblad SWC
Rolleiflex 3.5F Planar
Leica M7 (or any M body)
Ebony SW45
Ebony SLW810
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-03-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 1,204
Posted By Rayt
I have not used the V3 so do not know if it...

I have not used the V3 so do not know if it possesses the qualities you are looking for. However I have owned and used the 28mm Elmarit APSH and it is a high contrast lens much higher contrast than...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-03-2018
Replies: 47
Views: 2,785
Posted By Rayt
Foma 200 is a beautiful film. I bulk load the...

Foma 200 is a beautiful film. I bulk load the Arista Edu version. Nice and cheap.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 12-20-2017
Replies: 23
Views: 1,249
Posted By Rayt
Thanks Chris. I'll throw it away. BTW your work...

Thanks Chris. I'll throw it away. BTW your work has been an inspiration and I follow your tested development times to the letter.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 12-20-2017
Replies: 23
Views: 1,249
Posted By Rayt
I have seen brown liter sized Grolsch bottles...

I have seen brown liter sized Grolsch bottles somewhere the type with the signature resealable top. Or should I just get the proper brown bottles from B&H?
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 12-20-2017
Replies: 23
Views: 1,249
Posted By Rayt
I am thinking about this as well. I use plastic...

I am thinking about this as well. I use plastic bottles made for photo chemicals and after use I always rinse them off. Fill up pour out, shake it a few times with the cap on, re-rinse. This time...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 12-20-2017
Replies: 23
Views: 1,249
Posted By Rayt
Looks like diluted tea. I shot a roll of TMY by...

Looks like diluted tea. I shot a roll of TMY by mistake at @100 a few months ago. I sort of wrote it off already so will use it as my test subject.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 12-20-2017
Replies: 23
Views: 1,249
Posted By Rayt
No the powder was fine with a 5/2019 expiration...

No the powder was fine with a 5/2019 expiration date. I'll process a roll of TMY this afternoon and see how it goes.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 12-20-2017
Replies: 23
Views: 1,249
Posted By Rayt
Freshly mixed d76 turned brown

I mixed a gallon of D76 last night and this morning it was brown. What I usually do is to mix in a gallon pack of powder in 1.9 L of tap water heated on the stove until warm to the feel, stir and let...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-20-2017
Replies: 8,801
Views: 858,773
Posted By Rayt
Ordered for myself a Christmas present - RRS...

Ordered for myself a Christmas present - RRS BH-30 ball head
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 11-28-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 5,116
Posted By Rayt
When I started out in photography I was inspired...

When I started out in photography I was inspired by masters like David Vestal and Minor White, and strove to emulate their results in the dark room. Film/developer choice did influence the process...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-25-2017
Replies: 43
Views: 2,780
Posted By Rayt
I sold a Thambar years ago and made money on it....

I sold a Thambar years ago and made money on it. I had bills not covered by insurance so it was the responsible thing to do but otherwise I am not in the business of buying and selling.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 11-22-2017
Replies: 99
Views: 10,102
Posted By Rayt
I like using the GR1v because of the SNAP mode....

I like using the GR1v because of the SNAP mode. Set it to 2 meters and shoot away.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 11-18-2017
Replies: 397
Views: 153,856
Posted By Rayt
Now I really really want to go to Greece!

Now I really really want to go to Greece!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-17-2017
Replies: 44
Views: 2,621
Posted By Rayt
For a year I used a IIIf regularly as my only...

For a year I used a IIIf regularly as my only camera for weekend outings. I settled on the business card method and my fastest loading time was 30 seconds standing up with the bottom plate in my...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 11-17-2017
Replies: 39
Views: 2,234
Posted By Rayt
I sent my Monochrom in August to Germany and got...

I sent my Monochrom in August to Germany and got 2 emails one in October and then a few weeks ago about shortages of spare parts. Disappointed yes but meanwhile I'll use up my film stockpile. I still...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-16-2017
Replies: 43
Views: 6,840
Posted By Rayt
I prefer a flat negative because I can tweak it...

I prefer a flat negative because I can tweak it when I process and wet print. Also when traveling I don't have the luxury of being somewhere when the light is perfect. Outside of dusk and dawn a...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 11-16-2017
Replies: 20
Views: 5,308
Posted By Rayt
I have a mint condition Autocord with a broken...

I have a mint condition Autocord with a broken focusing mechanism inside the body, not the lever. My repairman doesn't have the part to fix it. I'll give Karl a try.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-15-2017
Replies: 50
Views: 2,682
Posted By Rayt
Yes but I couldn't call it "new". New model yes...

Yes but I couldn't call it "new". New model yes but there is nothing "new" about it.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-15-2017
Replies: 37
Views: 1,574
Posted By Rayt
i want a handheld 6x4.5 RF camera fixed lens or...

i want a handheld 6x4.5 RF camera fixed lens or otherwise in landscape format.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-15-2017
Replies: 50
Views: 2,682
Posted By Rayt
If I want a meterless M I can go vintage, and...

If I want a meterless M I can go vintage, and there is already various .58x bodies available used. I doubt Leica in this day and age will release any new film bodies but what I want is a Leica...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 11-14-2017
Replies: 133
Views: 13,868
Posted By Rayt
Roger is a good guy and his posts are often...

Roger is a good guy and his posts are often interesting. Looking forward to what he has to say here in the future.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-13-2017
Replies: 92
Views: 3,836
Posted By Rayt
I like Leica RF for the convenience of a small...

I like Leica RF for the convenience of a small package with optics of utmost quality and characteristics. But the small negatives will always be the weak point and there is nothing to improve on it....
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 11-13-2017
Replies: 46
Views: 2,960
Posted By Rayt
http://www.leicagoodies.com I have one on all...

http://www.leicagoodies.com

I have one on all long throw lenses. Very useful!
Forum: RFF Polls 11-13-2017
Replies: 40
Views: 1,858
Posted By Rayt
I waited years for my first Leica - an M6 with...

I waited years for my first Leica - an M6 with 50mm Summicron.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 11-13-2017
Replies: 46
Views: 2,960
Posted By Rayt
The Steer. Precision focusing aid. Works wonders...

The Steer. Precision focusing aid. Works wonders with the Noctilux. $12
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-10-2017
Replies: 29
Views: 1,980
Posted By Rayt
30 years ago I had an internship at a federal...

30 years ago I had an internship at a federal building overlooking the White House. For that internship I had to pass some gruelling security clearance. On the grounds of the WH I could see dozens of...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-10-2017
Replies: 85
Views: 6,567
Posted By Rayt
I misloaded my M6 last month. I still can't...

I misloaded my M6 last month. I still can't believe I was that clumsy having been a Leica user for 20 years. Normally after I replace the bottom plate I would wind on a bit and see if the rewind...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-06-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 787
Posted By Rayt
The Zeiss 60/3.5 is an exceptional lens IMHO...

The Zeiss 60/3.5 is an exceptional lens IMHO better than the 50CF but if you need the coverage then you need the wider lens. I tend to use the 60mm the way I use the 35mm in 135 format.
Forum: Travel 11-02-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 1,423
Posted By Rayt
I would love to ride through the Southwest this...

I would love to ride through the Southwest this way in a two person sleeper.
Forum: Travel 11-02-2017
Replies: 20
Views: 1,528
Posted By Rayt
I keep my film stash in a commercial freezer in...

I keep my film stash in a commercial freezer in my mother's house. It is the type of freezer where a store might display their popsicles. I notice people maybe visitors would mess with it making a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-02-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 778
Posted By Rayt
If it is an early version with chrome lens but...

If it is an early version with chrome lens but not so great condition with cleaning marks on the lens I would offer $700 max @ajtruhan. You might need a CLA for this old camera so consider that as...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 11-01-2017
Replies: 45
Views: 3,676
Posted By Rayt
This thread inspired me to take my Hewes 120...

This thread inspired me to take my Hewes 120 reels and Semigon tank out for some action. I am a life long Paterson user but bought the stainless kit years ago but could not remember why I never took...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 10-31-2017
Replies: 48
Views: 2,337
Posted By Rayt
I get your point and my main shooter is a 60 year...

I get your point and my main shooter is a 60 year old Rolleiflex but you are just ranting like an old dude. Maybe you don't go after the latest but people get into photography everyday and they buy...
Forum: Travel 10-31-2017
Replies: 18
Views: 1,746
Posted By Rayt
I am an Indophile and do my best to be in India...

I am an Indophile and do my best to be in India at least twice a year. I am also a motorcyclist and my longest road trip was from New York to California via Ontario and I did that on a 2-stroke. But...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-12-2017
Replies: 62
Views: 3,317
Posted By Rayt
I bought a Retina for the 47mm Ektar. I had in...

I bought a Retina for the 47mm Ektar. I had in mind to have the Ektar converted to M mount but the folding Retina body is so compact I am going to try to shoot with it.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 10-03-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 2,103
Posted By Rayt
I was in Tokyo last week looking for an R4M. No...

I was in Tokyo last week looking for an R4M. No luck. And I didn't see other Bessas either aside from a few Ls and Ts. Bought one today from eBay. No Mamiya 7 or Bronica RF either. Seems the usual...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 09-20-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 1,553
Posted By Rayt
Good stuff!

Good stuff!
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 09-19-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 1,553
Posted By Rayt
Eric Kim came to mind. 28mm with direct flash up...

Eric Kim came to mind. 28mm with direct flash up close.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 09-19-2017
Replies: 73
Views: 3,485
Posted By Rayt
I guess it depends on your target demographics....

I guess it depends on your target demographics. Do young people these days know what is a Contax for example.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 09-19-2017
Replies: 73
Views: 3,485
Posted By Rayt
Well back some 15 years ago who had heard of...

Well back some 15 years ago who had heard of Voigtlander? How many defunct brands no one have ever heard of can be resurrected? Seems if the quality is good and with good marketing then people will...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-16-2017
Replies: 37
Views: 1,604
Posted By Rayt
I have supreme confidence when shooting film but...

I have supreme confidence when shooting film but chimp with digital. Why? Because I can.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-15-2017
Replies: 29
Views: 1,489
Posted By Rayt
That's a great question. Do people want critique...

That's a great question. Do people want critique or do they want praise? I think people should attend a workshop run by someone they respect if they want their work to be critiqued. Else making do...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-12-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1,149
Posted By Rayt
It's a rigid so no surprise.

It's a rigid so no surprise.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-12-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 978
Posted By Rayt
I used the 40mm Summicron on an M6 for a while...

I used the 40mm Summicron on an M6 for a while because of the undersized frame lines but after my last roll came back with too many cut off arms and heads I played it safe and got myself a CL.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-11-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 1,098
Posted By Rayt
It is not easy to get your camera off your wrist...

It is not easy to get your camera off your wrist in a hurry but other than that you can carry the second camera in a front facing fanny pack. Something in the spirit of an CL/40 or one of the Bessas...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-11-2017
Replies: 23
Views: 1,137
Posted By Rayt
I would zoom in to focus and then zoom out to...

I would zoom in to focus and then zoom out to shoot.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-09-2017
Replies: 117
Views: 10,481
Posted By Rayt
I am a film shooter so the difference between...

I am a film shooter so the difference between walking around with a f2.5 and a f1.4 lens is so I can continue to shoot for another hour. This is enough reason for me. I only need one of my lenses to...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-08-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 2,039
Posted By Rayt
I would keep the Noctilux above all else. You can...

I would keep the Noctilux above all else. You can get rid of everything else and replace them with CV, ZM, KM, whatever but the Noctilux is unique. I had a mint Canon .95 once and had DAG convert it...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 09-07-2017
Replies: 108
Views: 5,814
Posted By Rayt
His photography is too Bruce Gildenesque which...

His photography is too Bruce Gildenesque which can be a good teaching tool to get your students' nerves up sort of like watching highway fatality videos in driver's ed.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-05-2017
Replies: 97
Views: 5,560
Posted By Rayt
Growing up in the USA during 60's we were warned...

Growing up in the USA during 60's we were warned in school these things happened in the USSR and Red China.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-31-2017
Replies: 202
Views: 77,265
Posted By Rayt
Film cameras I prefer black whether black paint...

Film cameras I prefer black whether black paint or black chrome. With digital (don't get mad) and other disposal cameras I don't have a preference.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-29-2017
Replies: 578
Views: 34,212
Posted By Rayt
I suppose it may be less obvious with wide...

I suppose it may be less obvious with wide aperture b/w shots. No doubt the marks are there.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-29-2017
Replies: 42
Views: 2,288
Posted By Rayt
My primary travel camera is a Rolleiflex TLR and...

My primary travel camera is a Rolleiflex TLR and it gets a lot of attention and comments everywhere in the world. The most annoying question is: Do they still make film?!? I like talking to people...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-29-2017
Replies: 578
Views: 34,212
Posted By Rayt
Two weeks before the deadline I called a fellow...

Two weeks before the deadline I called a fellow Leica MM user to ask how to check for sensor issue because I could never see any defect on the images. He offered to check for me and made a comment...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-29-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 1,042
Posted By Rayt
I had my 21/35 collimated by DAG for the M8 at...

I had my 21/35 collimated by DAG for the M8 at the suggestion of Dante. Back then there was some controversy about using KM lenses on M bodies. Anyway mine is extremely sharp at 21 and 35 a bit too...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-29-2017
Replies: 42
Views: 2,288
Posted By Rayt
When I travel with 4x5 I become too popular for...

When I travel with 4x5 I become too popular for comfort. Young ladies grab me by the arm for selfies. Old men mob me for a peek under the dark cloth. Not kidding at all.
Forum: Travel 08-21-2017
Replies: 61
Views: 6,347
Posted By Rayt
I don't have a specific kit for Venice but 28mm...

I don't have a specific kit for Venice but 28mm and 50mm are my standard FLs whether in 135, 6x6 (50mm, 80mm) or 4x5 (90mm and 150mm). I did ok in a few winters ago with my 4x5 in Venice when there...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 08-20-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 2,170
Posted By Rayt
Oh crap. I do have a huge stash of 2015 Tmax 400...

Oh crap. I do have a huge stash of 2015 Tmax 400 120 and hope there is no bad news.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-16-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 586
Posted By Rayt
Very nice. What developer did you use? I have...

Very nice. What developer did you use? I have tons of expired TMY (2013) and process them with HC110 because it is supposed to minimise fog. I wonder if it really makes any difference.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-05-2017
Replies: 46
Views: 2,378
Posted By Rayt
I own the Monochrom (but it is in Germany waiting...

I own the Monochrom (but it is in Germany waiting for sensor replacement) and mostly shoot b/w film. Liveview can replicate any benefits of a rangefinder so there no need to go for the M's when there...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-01-2017
Replies: 43
Views: 3,393
Posted By Rayt
Not sure about NJ but my friend got his sensor...

Not sure about NJ but my friend got his sensor replacement from Wetzler recently and the paperwork detailed everything that was done and he said Leica replaced an array of parts. I sent my MM to...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-25-2017
Replies: 43
Views: 1,739
Posted By Rayt
Will cannibals eat vegans? That's the question.

Will cannibals eat vegans? That's the question.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-18-2017
Replies: 118
Views: 10,509
Posted By Rayt
Acros @64 with Rodinal 1:50, and TMY box speed...

Acros @64 with Rodinal 1:50, and TMY box speed with HC-110 dilution B.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-11-2017
Replies: 411
Views: 16,206
Posted By Rayt
I am a film shooter and do not scan. I prefer wet...

I am a film shooter and do not scan. I prefer wet prints I get from #2 fiber paper. Some 10 years ago I did switch to digital for a few years but was never happy with the look of b/w prints I get...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 06-25-2017
Replies: 43
Views: 4,180
Posted By Rayt
I have travelled all over the world sometimes...

I have travelled all over the world sometimes with my film scanned more than 10 times with no issues.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-08-2017
Replies: 130
Views: 5,878
Posted By Rayt
I bought a mint Zeiss Planar 135mm f/3.5 T* from...

I bought a mint Zeiss Planar 135mm f/3.5 T* from KEH. It is a 4x5 lens akin to an Noctilux for that format. The fact I managed to snag one was a "score" though it was not cheap.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 06-08-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1,076
Posted By Rayt
Good deal! What are you doing for batteries?

Good deal! What are you doing for batteries?
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-06-2017
Replies: 125
Views: 4,548
Posted By Rayt
Do you have a budget for the lens? It is a...

Do you have a budget for the lens? It is a personal choice but for creamy tone I would go a lower contrast vintage Summicron preferably a DR.
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 06-06-2017
Replies: 53
Views: 4,208
Posted By Rayt
That's the only criticism I have heard from my...

That's the only criticism I have heard from my film shooting friends about Acros that it is too clinical, too "boring". I like the stuff more for its reciprocity characteristics for larger formats....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-06-2017
Replies: 185
Views: 23,661
Posted By Rayt
As a someone with more than a passing interest in...

As a someone with more than a passing interest in economics I encourage you to spend money and stimulate the economy as long as you do not use credit. If my son did that I would make sure to leave...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-06-2017
Replies: 32
Views: 1,312
Posted By Rayt
The C lenses are cheap as chips especially the...

The C lenses are cheap as chips especially the classic 50, 80, 150, 250mm chrome lenses. I have read about the dreaded spring failure since joining photo.net 20 years ago and as a Blad user have...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-05-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 1,116
Posted By Rayt
I live in Hong Kong so these films are cheap...

I live in Hong Kong so these films are cheap cheap cheap for us. I think you can order them from the US via Taobao with low shipping. I am a 100% film shooter and will try any film for the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-05-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 1,116
Posted By Rayt
I have used both Shanghai 120 and SHD 120 and...

I have used both Shanghai 120 and SHD 120 and both had backing paper problems. Last time I shot SHD 120 was with a Rollei in HCMC, Vietnam. I only shot two rolls of SHD the rest in TX but the SHD...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 06-05-2017
Replies: 2
Views: 900
Posted By Rayt
I'll share my tales of woe! 1) Rollei 6008i...

I'll share my tales of woe!

1) Rollei 6008i with 50/2.8 Schneider. I took this camera on a road trip. Flew to Albuquerque, rented a car for a glorious road trip to Santa Fe, Taos and Las Vegas NM....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-05-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 1,116
Posted By Rayt
I have used the ERA film from China also...

I have used the ERA film from China also discontinued and liked it. It reminded me of Plus X and for roughly $2 some 10 years ago it was a bargain. SHD on the other hand was more of a novelty film -...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-04-2017
Replies: 41
Views: 2,132
Posted By Rayt
Well the Mrs has to sign off on any...

Well the Mrs has to sign off on any addition/furnishing/permanent fixtures/source of perceived toxicity by the uninformed/expenditure of funds etc etc. All this is in the contract I signed in blood....
Forum: Large Format Film RF 05-23-2017
Replies: 119
Views: 6,941
Posted By Rayt
When I started out with LF I had no idea what I...

When I started out with LF I had no idea what I wanted or needed until I got a kit and shot for a few months. After that I knew exactly what camera with what specs and which lenses and what coverage,...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-16-2017
Replies: 578
Views: 34,212
Posted By Rayt
I am 99% film shooter but really like the MM...

I am 99% film shooter but really like the MM because digital allows me to keep shooting for hours after the light becomes too challenging for Tri-X and I don't like the look of pushed film. I don't...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-16-2017
Replies: 323
Views: 25,223
Posted By Rayt
Any Leica screwmount camera when m adapters have...

Any Leica screwmount camera when m adapters have already been invented.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-15-2017
Replies: 578
Views: 34,212
Posted By Rayt
I have a low mileage CCD MM with no issues so far...

I have a low mileage CCD MM with no issues so far but understand it is inevitable. So I can choose to "upgrade" to a CMOS MM now or later when the problem is confirmed?
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 05-15-2017
Replies: 50
Views: 3,774
Posted By Rayt
I flew Luthansa from HK to Frankfurt this March...

I flew Luthansa from HK to Frankfurt this March and at luggage check in they weighed my very small carry on and said I need to check that in as well because it was over their weight limit of 8kg. I...
Forum: RFF Polls 05-15-2017
Replies: 149
Views: 13,342
Posted By Rayt
Most recently I took two Rollei TLR's to Budapest...

Most recently I took two Rollei TLR's to Budapest - original Rolleiwide with 55mm Distagon and a 3.5F Planar. TMX400. Earlier this year I went to Joshua Tree National Park with Ebony SW45 and the...
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