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Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-05-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 1,816
Posted By foto_fool
Yep - pretty sure its a J-8. I have bought some...

Yep - pretty sure its a J-8. I have bought some Russian lenses from this guy, though, and they were OK. But this is junk.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 04-04-2008
Replies: 57
Views: 7,534
Posted By foto_fool
Let's hope this doesn't degenerate. Love the...

Let's hope this doesn't degenerate. Love the pictures - in my own amateurish and non-commercial work with these two lenses I have discovered I like the Nokton and am glad I kept the Summilux. Steven,...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 04-04-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 1,626
Posted By foto_fool
My wife and I each have a Panasonic Lumix - an...

My wife and I each have a Panasonic Lumix - an LX2 and an FX01. IMO the Panasonics are the best deal out there for what they are intended to do.

I would not own any digital p&s as my only camera....
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-01-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 3,058
Posted By foto_fool
Which lenses do you have for your Mamiya?...

Which lenses do you have for your Mamiya? Implicit in the question is lense(S). If you value having different focal lengths to work with in a 6x6 TLR, the Mamiya is your only choice. If you have an...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-01-2008
Replies: 28
Views: 2,388
Posted By foto_fool
Hexanon 50/2 on M6 here - never had a focus...

Hexanon 50/2 on M6 here - never had a focus problem.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-30-2008
Replies: 290
Views: 22,162
Posted By foto_fool
Mint Hexanon is an M-mount lens that came with my...

Mint Hexanon is an M-mount lens that came with my Hexar RF kit (original caps but no pouch or box). The Zeiss is LTM and was probably manufactured in 1946.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-30-2008
Replies: 290
Views: 22,162
Posted By foto_fool
I must unburden myself as well. I will be listing...

I must unburden myself as well. I will be listing a 50/2 M Hexanon and a late Zeiss Jena 50/1.5 Sonnar T (CLA by Don Goldberg) if anyone is interested.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-30-2008
Replies: 290
Views: 22,162
Posted By foto_fool
Raid - would that be GDS (Gear Divestiture...

Raid - would that be GDS (Gear Divestiture Syndrome)? I'm feeling it too. But I might buy your J-3 (pm me). ;)
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-30-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 1,290
Posted By foto_fool
I read the article and the assault occured before...

I read the article and the assault occured before the meeting was called to order. "Open meeting" laws don't cover this, which is why Rath was not gaveled, but it was still assault.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-30-2008
Replies: 31
Views: 7,869
Posted By foto_fool
File hell - I'm clamping the shop vac next to the...

File hell - I'm clamping the shop vac next to the lens and getting out the Dremel with the tungsten bit! :D

Roland and Brian - thanks for the tip.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 03-30-2008
Replies: 1
Views: 1,305
Posted By foto_fool
I have both lenses and an R-D1. IMO the 35mm...

I have both lenses and an R-D1. IMO the 35mm renders OOF a little smoother, but the difference is small and not 100% consistent (sometimes I like the 40mm better). That said, 99.5% of the time I...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-29-2008
Replies: 290
Views: 22,162
Posted By foto_fool
Bob - is that 50mm Summicron working out for you...

Bob - is that 50mm Summicron working out for you on the Barnack, then? :D
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-29-2008
Replies: 39
Views: 5,862
Posted By foto_fool
I like the magnifiers - cheaper than a second...

I like the magnifiers - cheaper than a second body by a couple orders of magnitude. And my 0.72 M6 mag goes to 0.90; the Hexar RF goes to 0.75 with the same unit. With a different unit the Zeiss Ikon...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-29-2008
Replies: 290
Views: 22,162
Posted By foto_fool
Tom - There was a post in the past couple of days...

Tom - There was a post in the past couple of days about this big collection going piecemeal on eBay. The guy has a:
Xenon...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-28-2008
Replies: 290
Views: 22,162
Posted By foto_fool
Raid, I have been thinking of selling my 50/2 M-...

Raid,
I have been thinking of selling my 50/2 M- Hexanon. It is on the R-D1 just now. I like it but prefer the ZM Sonnar C for size, handling, speed and image quality (the Sonnar is admittedly not...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-28-2008
Replies: 290
Views: 22,162
Posted By foto_fool
I'm down to 7 if we are counting only 50mm. Eight...

I'm down to 7 if we are counting only 50mm. Eight if I count the 55/1.2 Canon L M-mount, 9 if I count the 45mm Planar G, 10 if I count the 48mm fixed on the Konica III. Just 3 of them are not in use...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 03-27-2008
Replies: 35
Views: 4,589
Posted By foto_fool
I had a couple of examples of the Summicron-C and...

I had a couple of examples of the Summicron-C and while I liked the image quality very much I did not care for the handling. I also prefer the extra stop of the Nokton. I shoot it mostly at f1.4-2.8...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 03-26-2008
Replies: 33
Views: 5,202
Posted By foto_fool
I haven't done a systematic study, but I have...

I haven't done a systematic study, but I have found that I like some low-level processing. The settings I have come to are E=M+, S=M+, T=M, C=M+, N=M. I don't think this emulates any particular film....
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 03-26-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 1,065
Posted By foto_fool
I really dislike the T setting and would...

I really dislike the T setting and would appreciate a cogent explanation of why Fuji would incorporate it into the II and III series instead of a proper B setting. Anyone have any idea?

I put the...
Forum: RFF Polls 03-25-2008
Replies: 61
Views: 10,543
Posted By foto_fool
My feelings exactly - black lizard 4evr....

My feelings exactly - black lizard 4evr.
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Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-24-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 1,123
Posted By foto_fool
I had a similar problem once that I traced to...

I had a similar problem once that I traced to crystaline precipitate in old fixer. But the deposit was spread pretty uniformly across the film. If these are only along one edge - fingerprints (as...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-24-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 855
Posted By foto_fool
... but it looks like you get about a fair bit....

... but it looks like you get about a fair bit. For a moment I thought that was my red Vespa until I saw the one in the pic is missing a couple of Ferrari stickers. Good set of snap shots.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 03-23-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 1,034
Posted By foto_fool
Go for the 21mm. Yes it is pricey compared to the...

Go for the 21mm. Yes it is pricey compared to the other G lenses, but it is an absolute bargain compared to the 21/2.8 Elmarit, and equals or exceeds its performance. My kit for the (green sticker)...
Forum: Off Topic 03-23-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 1,522
Posted By foto_fool
When I was in grad school I didn't own a car, but...

When I was in grad school I didn't own a car, but I had three very fast motorcycles (manual). For nearly 20 years after I got married every car we owned was manual, from the Mazda GLC to the Toyota...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 03-23-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 958
Posted By foto_fool
Akiva - for me the 28 and even the 25 are too...

Akiva - for me the 28 and even the 25 are too close to FOV of the 35, so I went with a 21mm. I have the most fun with this lens on the ZI when I set exposure to auto, put the lens on hyperfocal and...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 03-23-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 983
Posted By foto_fool
I have the 90mm Sonnar as part of my G1 kit. I...

I have the 90mm Sonnar as part of my G1 kit. I have never had any focus or metering problems with it. Though there is enough echatter about issues with this lens on the G1 to be aware of.

Even...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 03-23-2008
Replies: 26
Views: 2,579
Posted By foto_fool
My first thought was also of Weegee....

My first thought was also of Weegee. Compositionally the first shot works best - there is too much empty pavement in the next two. Contextually, the series succeeds as documentary - "here are drunk...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-23-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 991
Posted By foto_fool
On some projects I save the original 16-bit tiff...

On some projects I save the original 16-bit tiff and the 8-bit jpeg but most often I scan in 16 and save in 8 after tweaking. I assume that by the time I need to go back to rescan something from the...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-23-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 1,323
Posted By foto_fool
Roland is spot on about the build quality. I have...

Roland is spot on about the build quality. I have a Jena that has a correct serial number and engraving, though I still wonder about its authenticity. The aluminum is definitely not up to the quality...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 03-22-2008
Replies: 53
Views: 9,464
Posted By foto_fool
Amazing the life of some of these old threads....

Amazing the life of some of these old threads. It's like this thread in "internet time" has already lasted 50 years in "camera time"! Just astounding. But I like seeing them come back.

I have had...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 03-22-2008
Replies: 1
Views: 910
Posted By foto_fool
Oh that gives me a sick feeling in the pit of my...

Oh that gives me a sick feeling in the pit of my stomach. Sorry you missed out on that one.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-22-2008
Replies: 44
Views: 2,685
Posted By foto_fool
And for us gear heads here - the site even...

And for us gear heads here - the site even includes a brief description of the equipment and darkroom technique Goldwater the talented phtoographer used.

As for Goldwater the politico, I'm old...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-21-2008
Replies: 75
Views: 8,487
Posted By foto_fool
My dad and brother this past Christmas. He just...

My dad and brother this past Christmas. He just turned 77 yesterday (my dad, not my brother).
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Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-21-2008
Replies: 80
Views: 11,366
Posted By foto_fool
I was given a Zhou half-case for my M6. No, it...

I was given a Zhou half-case for my M6. No, it doesn't do anything to protect the important bits of the camera. I have big hands and thought I would like the grip but find I am, as the poll offers,...
Forum: Argus RF 03-21-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 3,002
Posted By foto_fool
Technicalities of GP's Franken-Argus prop aside,...

Technicalities of GP's Franken-Argus prop aside, it was a fun and stylish movie. And the bit with the lens cap at the end - :D.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 03-20-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 1,926
Posted By foto_fool
Jamie - happy to say "I told you so" - me among...

Jamie - happy to say "I told you so" - me among many others. I have been building a thesis in my mind "in praise of the snapshot" and yours are exactly what I think is best about the this kind of...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-19-2008
Replies: 21
Views: 1,486
Posted By foto_fool
I don't have a Canon 50/1.5 to compare it with,...

I don't have a Canon 50/1.5 to compare it with, but the Nikkor 50/1.4 is a similar design. I sold my LTM Summarit and kept the Nikkor.

I kept the M-mount Summarit, though - bought early last year...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-19-2008
Replies: 40
Views: 3,281
Posted By foto_fool
Since I pared down my LTM kit the Nikkor SC is...

Since I pared down my LTM kit the Nikkor SC is one of two lenses that reside on my IIIf - where it is right now. Doesn't make any pretense to being "sharp" wide open - in fact it is more "dreamy"...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-19-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 1,526
Posted By foto_fool
I just read the article in print yesterday - a...

I just read the article in print yesterday - a bit of a puff piece but the author has genuine affection for Frank. I was pleased there was no "film is dead" subtext, and at the same time moved by...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-17-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 1,519
Posted By foto_fool
I will give you that I have not practiced much...

I will give you that I have not practiced much :o. When I first received the adapter I went to town trying to fill up a card with my various lenses mounted, low light, wide open, ISO 800. Results...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-17-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 1,519
Posted By foto_fool
George - no.

George - no.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-17-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 1,519
Posted By foto_fool
I played around a while with my favorite fast OM...

I played around a while with my favorite fast OM primes on my E-300, using the Olympus adapter. You can't use the fast OM lenses wide-open - with my 35/2 and 50/1.2 the widest aperture that will...
Forum: Optics Theory - 03-13-2008
Replies: 54
Views: 7,219
Posted By foto_fool
I started this experiment to see if I wanted to...

I started this experiment to see if I wanted to sell one of these 35's and determined I didn't. They each do something well, two by being small, two by being fast (there is some overlap) and one by...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-13-2008
Replies: 22
Views: 1,274
Posted By foto_fool
Kevin and Leif - it's cool that you two are being...

Kevin and Leif - it's cool that you two are being so gentlemanly about this. Thank goodness RFF is not eBay!

Sometimes USPS really ticks me off, and Bob's comment that the missing M5 has a happy...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 03-13-2008
Replies: 40
Views: 2,407
Posted By foto_fool
To complicate your decision a little, check out...

To complicate your decision a little, check out the threads on the Konica 35/2 UC Hexanon. It is the smallest lens in my kit, and I love it specifically for its color rendering and bokeh.
Forum: Optics Theory - 03-10-2008
Replies: 54
Views: 7,219
Posted By foto_fool
Damaso - If you will accept the opinion of a rank...

Damaso - If you will accept the opinion of a rank amateur, after looking through your blog it seems to me that the CV would have done fine for 95%+ of the shots you show there. And the Summilux ASPH...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-10-2008
Replies: 79
Views: 4,213
Posted By foto_fool
Like Bob and others, I am a "one lens/one body"...

Like Bob and others, I am a "one lens/one body" guy when I am out shooting. When travelling I usually take two bodies (in case one fails) and 2-4 lenses to choose from, since I usually have less of a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-10-2008
Replies: 96
Views: 5,543
Posted By foto_fool
I sure didn't pay that much for my 'lux and I...

I sure didn't pay that much for my 'lux and I might be one of the least brand-loyal humans born in the last century, so I have no dog in that fight :).

Brand and cost considerations aside, the...
Forum: Optics Theory - 03-10-2008
Replies: 54
Views: 7,219
Posted By foto_fool
:D :D Thanks Mike, but I do not need four...

:D :D

Thanks Mike, but I do not need four 35's! The point of this exercise was to get down to two, but I can't do it - lack of will.

I come late to using the 35mm focal length - been using 50's...
Forum: Optics Theory - 03-09-2008
Replies: 54
Views: 7,219
Posted By foto_fool
And I think Noriaki may have bought all of them...

And I think Noriaki may have bought all of them :D.

Following Roland's advice above, I went back and rescanned 30 comparison frames. I dug into the Silverfast options and made sure auto-contrast...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 03-08-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 1,038
Posted By foto_fool
Jamxo - congrats on the UC! IT is the smallest...

Jamxo - congrats on the UC! IT is the smallest and lightest lens in my kit, and has impressive performance (as I discovered in my comparison with the Summilux ASPH and CV 35/1.4 Nokton).

Noriaki...
Forum: Optics Theory - 03-07-2008
Replies: 54
Views: 7,219
Posted By foto_fool
Hi Roland: IIRC the histograms from the scans...

Hi Roland:

IIRC the histograms from the scans were skewed toward the black in the Hexanon shots compared to the other two lenses. I will rescan and confirm. But would the histograms alone...
Forum: Optics Theory - 03-07-2008
Replies: 54
Views: 7,219
Posted By foto_fool
Alkis - I looking forward to an opportunity to...

Alkis - I looking forward to an opportunity to compare these with some color. My first inclination would be to shoot it on the R-D1 but I really should do it with the M6 and some chrome (probably...
Forum: Optics Theory - 03-07-2008
Replies: 54
Views: 7,219
Posted By foto_fool
Wayne - the ASPH was almost free in the deal of a...

Wayne - the ASPH was almost free in the deal of a lifetime, or I probably wouldn't own it. I got the Nokton thinking I might sell the ASPH - still might, because the Nokton is a good performer and...
Forum: Optics Theory - 03-07-2008
Replies: 54
Views: 7,219
Posted By foto_fool
35mm Lenses: New Nokton, 'Lux ASPH, UC Hex

I bought the new 35mm/f1.4 Nokton from Stephen a couple of weeks ago and took it out with my other 35's to see if one of them was going up for sale. I went to one of the local Veteran's cemetaries,...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 03-07-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 1,038
Posted By foto_fool
Yes, the UC Hexanon is tiny, and it is a great...

Yes, the UC Hexanon is tiny, and it is a great lens. Today I'm going to post a comparison between the Hexanon, the new CV 35/1.4 and the 35 Summilux ASPH in "Lenses & Optics" if you are interested.
Forum: Off Topic 03-06-2008
Replies: 181
Views: 3,375
Posted By foto_fool
(rant on) I am concerned that there are people...

(rant on)

I am concerned that there are people in this country with a strong vested interest - financial as well as political - in trying to keep everyone very afraid.

And there are plenty of...
Forum: Off Topic 03-06-2008
Replies: 24
Views: 782
Posted By foto_fool
Regardless of who McCain chooses as a running...

Regardless of who McCain chooses as a running mate, he has already surrounded himself with many of same neocons who shaped the Bush administration, and many of the RNC's most accomplished dirty...
Forum: Off Topic 03-06-2008
Replies: 181
Views: 3,375
Posted By foto_fool
Roger, you have finally hit upon the real crux....

Roger, you have finally hit upon the real crux. We do have criminals and terrorists among us, and they are... us.

As Bush bullies the Congress this week to shield the phone companies from...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-06-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 826
Posted By foto_fool
I have both, and agree completely with Andrew and...

I have both, and agree completely with Andrew and Alkis. If I have to sell one someday, I will keep the Summilux.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 03-05-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 969
Posted By foto_fool
I've posted before that the lens that is on my...

I've posted before that the lens that is on my R-D1 about 90% of the time is the 35/2 UC Hexanon. To my eye there is something special about how this lens renders color on the R-D1, and I really...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-02-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 3,613
Posted By foto_fool
In another thread someone mentioned running the...

In another thread someone mentioned running the Plustek 7200 on the Mac under dual-boot, but you would need to own a copy of Windows. It looks like the new 7300 and 7500 models ship with drivers for...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-02-2008
Replies: 38
Views: 2,865
Posted By foto_fool
My daily-use briefcase (OK it is probably a man...

My daily-use briefcase (OK it is probably a man purse) is a Timbuk2 medium laptop messenger. I slipped in the small insert from a Naneu Pro Sierra to hold a camera. There is plenty of room for my...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-02-2008
Replies: 28
Views: 1,413
Posted By foto_fool
I'm running WinXP and use both a Plustek 7200i...

I'm running WinXP and use both a Plustek 7200i with Silverfast Ai for 35mm, and an Epson V500 with the native Epson software for MF. For the work I do I am happy enough with the performance of both....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-02-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 1,352
Posted By foto_fool
I'm not a big fan of the 90mm (and longer) lenses...

I'm not a big fan of the 90mm (and longer) lenses for RF. The ZM 85 is close enough to 90mm that my interest is already damped. Plus I have the length covered with the vastly under-appreciated Zeiss...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 03-01-2008
Replies: 43
Views: 3,276
Posted By foto_fool
My sentiments exactly. I have been shooting the...

My sentiments exactly. I have been shooting the 35mm Summilux ASPH on the M6 for the last couple of months and the difference in handling when I exchanged it for the 35/1.4 Nokton was surprisingly...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-01-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 15,125
Posted By foto_fool
Last December I picked up a V500 direct from...

Last December I picked up a V500 direct from Epson for $200 after a $50 rebate. I'm not sure how real the published Dmax figures are, but the difference between the V700 and V500 doesn't justify the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-27-2008
Replies: 96
Views: 5,543
Posted By foto_fool
Picked mine up at the PO yesterday - SC version....

Picked mine up at the PO yesterday - SC version. The first thing I noticed was how much more glass there is in the rear element compared to the 40mm Nokton - this lens is a bit of a packaging marvel....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-25-2008
Replies: 25
Views: 1,103
Posted By foto_fool
It looks to me like the grayscale on your...

It looks to me like the grayscale on your scanning is set to 4-bit.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-25-2008
Replies: 27
Views: 6,409
Posted By foto_fool
I have not noticed flare with my 35mm Summilux...

I have not noticed flare with my 35mm Summilux ASPH, but then I can't recall ever really pushing it, or shooting it without the hood. I agree with Tom - it is "a bit of a lump to haul around"...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 02-25-2008
Replies: 31
Views: 1,395
Posted By foto_fool
In another thread the OP was asking about using...

In another thread the OP was asking about using hardener with this kind of "old style" emulsion. You might want to consider it.

I don't use hardener in my work because of the long rinse times. I...
Forum: Off Topic 02-25-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 466
Posted By foto_fool
I don't use Mac but check your advanced proxy...

I don't use Mac but check your advanced proxy server and port configuration. Also, if you were running a software firewall it may need to be manually made aware of the new browser. And can you go...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 02-24-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 2,231
Posted By foto_fool
If Dean Williams could fix my Konica III he can...

If Dean Williams could fix my Konica III he can probably fix your Canon P. deansphotographica.com
Forum: Optics Theory - 02-23-2008
Replies: 94
Views: 4,072
Posted By foto_fool
I know I'm just weird. The first thing I notice...

I know I'm just weird. The first thing I notice when I meet a person is their ears. Bad-looking ears have been a deal breaker for me on first dates.

I won't buy a bottle of wine if the glass has...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 02-23-2008
Replies: 31
Views: 1,395
Posted By foto_fool
I have not shot KB25 but have shot a lot of KB50...

I have not shot KB25 but have shot a lot of KB50 and noticed this same result - VERY contrasty in direct sunlight. I have developed in D76, Xtol, Ilfosol S and DDX and the "classic look" seems to...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-22-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 989
Posted By foto_fool
I bought a V500 new from Epson for $200 and...

I bought a V500 new from Epson for $200 and popped for the betterscanning adjustable rollfilm holder. The scans are no better or worse than with the Epson holder but the new holder is more solid,...
Forum: Off Topic 02-22-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 482
Posted By foto_fool
I have been selling at retail in some capacity or...

I have been selling at retail in some capacity or another for close to 30 years. When someone walks in the door I know in about 10 seconds whether they are going to buy something or not - and I'm...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 02-21-2008
Replies: 39
Views: 1,320
Posted By foto_fool
Derrick... now THAT'S what I'm talkin' about! My...

Derrick... now THAT'S what I'm talkin' about! My wife has a friend in Sacramento with a similar kit. He's full-on addicted and it sounds like he drives hours to get to where the light is OK. Locally...
Forum: Off Topic 02-21-2008
Replies: 1
Views: 493
Posted By foto_fool
Ahhh... the giants. I miss the good ol' days.

Ahhh... the giants.

I miss the good ol' days.
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 02-20-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 1,506
Posted By foto_fool
The decision I made was the Konica III - built...

The decision I made was the Konica III - built like a tank and with a great lens. And Dean Williams will fix them for less than the usual suspects charge to fix a Barnack Leica. I just clip on a VCII...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-20-2008
Replies: 26
Views: 1,341
Posted By foto_fool
Kitchen - just put away or cover any wood cutting...

Kitchen - just put away or cover any wood cutting boards unless you want your next chopped veggies to taste like sulfur.
Forum: Photo Software 02-20-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 2,115
Posted By foto_fool
Matt - yes. The preferred material is Pictorico...

Matt - yes. The preferred material is Pictorico OHP. It is available online directly from Pictorico, also from Freestyle, Bostick-Sullivan and probably anyone else who sells Pd/Pt chemicals and kits.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 02-19-2008
Replies: 26
Views: 1,056
Posted By foto_fool
I can heartily recommend Matsuiyastore on eBay. I...

I can heartily recommend Matsuiyastore on eBay. I have bought several items (including my ZI body and Sonnar C) from Noriaki and found him to be a perfect seller. The only downside is a Japan-only...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 02-19-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 481
Posted By foto_fool
My 75 Summilux has been parked on my ZI since I...

My 75 Summilux has been parked on my ZI since I first tried them together. At some point I may try the lens on the M6 with a HKSupplies 1.25x magnifier, but frankly I like the ZI VF better, even...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 02-19-2008
Replies: 25
Views: 2,889
Posted By foto_fool
I have been wrestling with whether or not to sell...

I have been wrestling with whether or not to sell my G1 kit, and just can't do it. I love this setup. Given what they are selling for these days I would rate them as the best value out there in an...
Forum: Off Topic 02-19-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 482
Posted By foto_fool
If you receive multiple expressions of interest,...

If you receive multiple expressions of interest, my advice is to make sure you answer them in the order you were contacted (check the timestamps on the messages) and give each offer a deadline....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-19-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 640
Posted By foto_fool
I asked ferider about the HK Supplies magnifier -...

I asked ferider about the HK Supplies magnifier - he has used both and says the HKS is larger than the Leica, but also good quality. This was enough to convince me to order one. HKS was a pleasure to...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 02-19-2008
Replies: 41
Views: 3,239
Posted By foto_fool
Ivan - the thickness of the rubber on the Bessa...

Ivan - the thickness of the rubber on the Bessa and on the R-D1 is the same, but the panels on the Epson are taller and wider - the Bessa kit doesn't fit at all, eyelet holes or not. If I do manage...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-18-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 2,837
Posted By foto_fool
OK you guys have inspired me to put some infrared...

OK you guys have inspired me to put some infrared film through the GW690 - I have some Efke and SFX on the way from Freestyle, and a Hoya R72 coming from B&H.

Noob question - between the...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 02-18-2008
Replies: 41
Views: 3,239
Posted By foto_fool
I just spent part of the morning going through my...

I just spent part of the morning going through my R-D1 files. Once more I am struck with the feeling that this camera really does something special, especially compared to the other digital stuff I...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 02-18-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 1,046
Posted By foto_fool
Victor sells as "38333" on eBay. I bought a...

Victor sells as "38333" on eBay. I bought a converted TV lens from him a couple of years ago, and the quality of his work is excellent.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 02-15-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 1,124
Posted By foto_fool
Ditto: like the photos a lot, Leica-like results,...

Ditto: like the photos a lot, Leica-like results, I was all thumbs with the ergonomics. I sold the Hexar last week to another RFF member. Too much kit, not using it enough, and couldn't justify...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 02-15-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 2,403
Posted By foto_fool
The R-D1 is taller, wider and thicker than my R3A...

The R-D1 is taller, wider and thicker than my R3A (AFAIK the same size as the R4x) by about 7-8mm in every dimension. It is also heavier. The big rechargable battery I think is the reason for taller...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 02-15-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 1,167
Posted By foto_fool
Ok so it WAS in the bag but I took it out for a...

Ok so it WAS in the bag but I took it out for a mid-day walk around town (the light is really good here today, even mid-day) and finished off a roll of Tmax 100: Bronica ETRS with the 50/2.8 PE lens....
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-12-2008
Replies: 164
Views: 4,897
Posted By foto_fool
The New Mexico Human Rights Bureau website does...

The New Mexico Human Rights Bureau website does not have a case log access so I can't ascertain if this alleged complaint is real. It is being debated on the UCLA religion law maillist as though it...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-11-2008
Replies: 164
Views: 4,897
Posted By foto_fool
Where on earth in the Bible does it state "thou...

Where on earth in the Bible does it state "thou shalt not photograph gay people"? This is the basic fallacy that the photographer got stuck in - that doing her job was somehow a religious practice....
Forum: Off Topic 02-09-2008
Replies: 1
Views: 341
Posted By foto_fool
WAAY OT - Audio Cartridge Recommendation

Off and on we see threads here suggesting that some rangefinder aficionados also happen to be audiophiles. I am one.

It was bound to happen that my 3-year-old would boy would sooner or later...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-09-2008
Replies: 35
Views: 1,668
Posted By foto_fool
AFAIK all fluorescent bulbs use a whiff of...

AFAIK all fluorescent bulbs use a whiff of mercury vapor in them. Energize it and it turns into a UV-emitting plasma, which causes the coating on the inside of the tube to fluoresce. Very efficient....
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 02-08-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 4,768
Posted By foto_fool
It sounded perfectly tongue-in-cheek to me...

It sounded perfectly tongue-in-cheek to me (wannab - you cheeky monkey :p). Was the OP offended? To those who seemed to take offense - how about a constructive post? Or were you being cheeky too?
...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-08-2008
Replies: 56
Views: 1,927
Posted By foto_fool
Yes I remember those moments. These days I would...

Yes I remember those moments. These days I would call that gathereing "retro-chimping" :rolleyes:.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-07-2008
Replies: 32
Views: 1,211
Posted By foto_fool
They are kinda like hand-cranking ice cream, or...

They are kinda like hand-cranking ice cream, or rowing a boat...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 02-07-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 8,449
Posted By foto_fool
I look at the Plaubel and I think "Gliiiiide..."...

I look at the Plaubel and I think "Gliiiiide..." but that ain't going to happen for me in my lifetime.

The few Plaubel lenses I have seen reviewed have outstanding resolving power (check this link...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-07-2008
Replies: 22
Views: 7,376
Posted By foto_fool
Love that last shot! The aura on the bodies in...

Love that last shot! The aura on the bodies in the sun adds a surreal quality to the image. Is that one of the newer IR films? Which one and how processed?
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-07-2008
Replies: 132
Views: 4,999
Posted By foto_fool
Yes Roger, my gear came for "money and fair...

Yes Roger, my gear came for "money and fair words!" - something I have not heard since my grandfather passed away (bless his half-Irish soul). And I fear that even more than the "money" part, the...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-07-2008
Replies: 132
Views: 4,999
Posted By foto_fool
This is why it is poor form in polite company to...

This is why it is poor form in polite company to talk about how much money one makes, what things cost, and how much "stuff" one has accumulated. It still is, isn't it? Or am I just an anachronism? ;)
Forum: Off Topic 02-07-2008
Replies: 24
Views: 787
Posted By foto_fool
Kevin seems to specialize in older glass and...

Kevin seems to specialize in older glass and prices his stuff more reasonably than some of the other dealers out there (Hollywood and Arsenal come to mind) and he is an active trader. Some of us have...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-07-2008
Replies: 22
Views: 7,376
Posted By foto_fool
Web posts don't do the MF scans justice, but here...

Web posts don't do the MF scans justice, but here is a 2x3 crop of a shot (180/4.5 Super on the Mamiya C3, Delta 100 souped in D76) scanned on the V500 using the Epson software and betterscanning...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 02-07-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 1,676
Posted By foto_fool
I don't own an M8 but the 50/2 Hexanon I own...

I don't own an M8 but the 50/2 Hexanon I own focuses perfectly on my R-D1, M6 and ZI.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-04-2008
Replies: 132
Views: 4,999
Posted By foto_fool
I have a friend living out near Bodega who is a...

I have a friend living out near Bodega who is a photo artist. Mostly he shoots color stuff through very long lenses on a Pentax 67, scans, and makes large format gicleee prints on interesting media -...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-04-2008
Replies: 132
Views: 4,999
Posted By foto_fool
Having a rough day, Joe? The way I read Joe's...

Having a rough day, Joe?

The way I read Joe's original post, he set up the hobbyist/pro dichotomy. The evolution of the thread has introduced the collector/user split. I'm not seeing any direct...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-04-2008
Replies: 132
Views: 4,999
Posted By foto_fool
I have been involved in a number of trades over...

I have been involved in a number of trades over my life so far, professions that used tools. In not one of them were these tools of the trade ever dismissed as "well, its only a thing".

Walk into...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-02-2008
Replies: 33
Views: 1,597
Posted By foto_fool
Seems like those Dotwraiths are going to have...

Seems like those Dotwraiths are going to have some rich pickings out here in our neck of the woods :D.

Rest a ya can keep yer scissors, Leitz trimming tools (and copies) and even yer cards. Taking...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-02-2008
Replies: 33
Views: 1,597
Posted By foto_fool
I have shot close to 30 rolls through my IIIf...

I have shot close to 30 rolls through my IIIf without ever cutting the leader. But I do remove the lens and hold the shutter open to allow proper positioning of the film on the upper sprockets.
Forum: Off Topic 02-01-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 396
Posted By foto_fool
I sent the archive.org link (thanks, BTW) to my...

I sent the archive.org link (thanks, BTW) to my coder. There were some pages available up to August 2007. Most of the site is written in php and what's still missing are some sql data and images....
Forum: Off Topic 02-01-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 396
Posted By foto_fool
My provider has already migrated all their...

My provider has already migrated all their accounts to a new datacenter with faster, multiply-redundant, load-sharing servers and better security procedures. They had no idea such a foul-up was...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-01-2008
Replies: 32
Views: 1,211
Posted By foto_fool
Ha! The force is strong with this one! After I...

Ha! The force is strong with this one!

After I picked up a IIIf my M bodies whimpered and whined that they didn't get any love for four months. Things are a little more equitable these days, but...
Forum: Off Topic 02-01-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 396
Posted By foto_fool
Turns out it was an unqualified pebkac who...

Turns out it was an unqualified pebkac who accidentally erased several web hosting service accounts - including backup files. OH, THE HUMANITY!

For the last 4 hours I have been scrambling to...
Forum: Off Topic 02-01-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 396
Posted By foto_fool
Anyone Else Lose Their Website Yesterday?

My commercial site and email have been down since 3 pm yesterday - it has been chalked up to "human error" at a major datacenter in Florida. Someone probably backed a forklift into a server rack...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-01-2008
Replies: 93
Views: 6,248
Posted By foto_fool
Clearly men of goodwill can disagree. Of course...

Clearly men of goodwill can disagree. Of course feedback is withheld to keep the option of retaliation open. That's the point - there needs to be some way to keep scamming buyers accountable.

And...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-31-2008
Replies: 93
Views: 6,248
Posted By foto_fool
I have to wonder if folks who want the seller to...

I have to wonder if folks who want the seller to post feedback immediately after payment has been sent have ever sold anything on eBay ;).

The transaction is not complete until the buyer accepts...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-31-2008
Replies: 38
Views: 1,916
Posted By foto_fool
Looking over the emails I have from the guy doing...

Looking over the emails I have from the guy doing the mods, I misunderstood him. His phrasing was confusing - what he said was he does not convert the L lenses. The FL lenses use the same breech lock...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-31-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 1,210
Posted By foto_fool
Welcome to the forum. I found RFF a number of...

Welcome to the forum. I found RFF a number of years ago when I Googled for information on the Xpan - was interested in the dual formats just as you are. I ended up buying the M6 for the greater...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-30-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 580
Posted By foto_fool
Frank - I'm just having a hot flash or something....

Frank - I'm just having a hot flash or something. The only 75mm I own or will ever own is the Summilux.

But I have seen many great images made with the Heliar. If I was something less of a speed...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-30-2008
Replies: 93
Views: 6,248
Posted By foto_fool
The buyer has completed their end of the deal...

The buyer has completed their end of the deal when they have paid, so the seller should leave feedback then? Well, that's just so much horses**t.

The few times I have had trouble with buyers it...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-30-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 553
Posted By foto_fool
No, I think the vignetting you have shown is...

No, I think the vignetting you have shown is about what I expect to see with this lens, with or without a filter. But, compared to some other ultra-fast lenses the Canon 0.95 shows relatively little...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-30-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 580
Posted By foto_fool
OK I'll bite. Frankly I simply cound not care...

OK I'll bite. Frankly I simply cound not care less what Mr. Putz has to say about this lens or that. He puts on (admittedly supportable) pretensions of being some expert optical scientist, but is so...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-30-2008
Replies: 93
Views: 6,248
Posted By foto_fool
At first blush this seems like a ridiculous...

At first blush this seems like a ridiculous policy - the asymmetry is inherently unfair. However, I'm not going to be so quick to condemn it until I see how it plays out.

It seems to me that most...
Forum: Off Topic 01-29-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 432
Posted By foto_fool
Actually Richard there is a navigation glitch....

Actually Richard there is a navigation glitch. When I click on "more portfolios" and then follow a link from there, I get a "previous - next" page with no thumbnails below and no navigation sidebar...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-29-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 868
Posted By foto_fool
Looks like everything I ever shot with APX 400,...

Looks like everything I ever shot with APX 400, just more interesting subject matter :).
Forum: RFF Polls 01-28-2008
Replies: 75
Views: 5,432
Posted By foto_fool
That's not necessarily true, particularly if the...

That's not necessarily true, particularly if the terms of sale specify "as-is". If there is a take-home message in this thread, it seems to me it is "check your camera for film in it before you sell...
Forum: Off Topic 01-28-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 519
Posted By foto_fool
I live in an insanely beautiful place, where I...

I live in an insanely beautiful place, where I have both figurative and literal deep roots. We live in a small town with a vibrant arts scene and food culture. The "big city" is a 45 minute drive...
Forum: RFF Polls 01-28-2008
Replies: 75
Views: 5,432
Posted By foto_fool
Only happened to me once. Nothing interesting -...

Only happened to me once. Nothing interesting - mostly looked like the seller was just trying to make sure everything worked on the camera. I did feel a little weird - sort of voyeuristic, but for no...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-28-2008
Replies: 25
Views: 1,306
Posted By foto_fool
Another vote for the Panasonic LX-2. It really...

Another vote for the Panasonic LX-2. It really does nearly everything I want in a digital p&s. My wife carries an FX-01, which is even smaller (not much bigger than a candy-bar cell phone), but it is...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-28-2008
Replies: 25
Views: 1,463
Posted By foto_fool
A few years ago we did something of a Grand Tour,...

A few years ago we did something of a Grand Tour, similar to Raid's. Three weeks to go from Sindelfingen (Bavaria) to Neuschwanstein, Venice, Sirmione (on Lake Garda), Florence, Badia a Coltibuono,...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 01-27-2008
Replies: 26
Views: 1,558
Posted By foto_fool
Rule #6 is vague and can be interpreted in any...

Rule #6 is vague and can be interpreted in any number of ways. Ned didn't claim the photos were his, and was not attempting to use them commercially (the intent of the "copyright" provision). He has...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 01-27-2008
Replies: 26
Views: 1,558
Posted By foto_fool
Provocative, Ned. Gave me a "what were they...

Provocative, Ned. Gave me a "what were they thinking?" moment. The krinkles in the body paint were an interesting touch, as was the coarse hair coloring.

IMO poor choices because they are...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-26-2008
Replies: 217
Views: 10,660
Posted By foto_fool
OM-1 that was a hand-me-down from my dad in the...

OM-1 that was a hand-me-down from my dad in the mid-70's, when he bought himself an OM-2. It was my only camera for over 20 years. Had the 50/1.4 lens.

My wife got an AE-1 as a present from her...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 01-26-2008
Replies: 195
Views: 16,995
Posted By foto_fool
Oh joy. Another "film is dead" thread. :bang:...

Oh joy. Another "film is dead" thread. :bang: Many corporations seem to be unable to come to grips with the reality that all markets are now niche markets. Production runs for everything are going to...
Forum: Optics Theory - 01-26-2008
Replies: 1,919
Views: 1,743,386
Posted By foto_fool
Roland: Love the night shot of the cathedrals at...

Roland: Love the night shot of the cathedrals at Lyon. Funny how a photo can make me hungry and thirsty ;).

35mm UC Hexanon on the R-D1 at...
Forum: Optics Theory - 01-26-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 2,590
Posted By foto_fool
The Zuikos are incredible achievements in...

The Zuikos are incredible achievements in compactness. I have not done a side-by-side comparison of the same scene, but going through my files it appears that this Canon at f1.2 is sharper than the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-26-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 701
Posted By foto_fool
I have one of the very earliest of these...

I have one of the very earliest of these produced. It is one of my favorite 50mm lenses. My only knocks are that it is twice the bulk of a ZM Sonnar C and the focus throw is longer....
Forum: Optics Theory - 01-26-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 2,590
Posted By foto_fool
No doubt it is a big...

No doubt it is a big lens:
http://images33.fotki.com/v1069/photos/1/1126243/4871630/P1000411-vi.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-25-2008
Replies: 22
Views: 936
Posted By foto_fool
I had this problem - you can see white grains on...

I had this problem - you can see white grains on the emulsion side with a loupe? - and traced it to my fixer. Filtering through a coffee filter helped. Since I switched to freshly-made Ilford liquid...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-25-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 1,180
Posted By foto_fool
The steel wool thing works by an inorganic...

The steel wool thing works by an inorganic oxidation-reduction reaction. Because of their different electrochemical potentials, elemental iron in the steel wool oxidizes to give up electrons to the...
Forum: RFF Polls 01-25-2008
Replies: 97
Views: 3,108
Posted By foto_fool
I have partners who are money guys. They say when...

I have partners who are money guys. They say when you borrow a million, the bank owns you. But when you borrow a billion, you own the bank. So what does this mean for all the other countries who have...
Forum: RFF Polls 01-24-2008
Replies: 97
Views: 3,108
Posted By foto_fool
Oh yes, let's have more tax cuts. (In case it's...

Oh yes, let's have more tax cuts. (In case it's lost on anybody, I'm being totally facetious - but let's not turn this into an overtly political thread just yet.)

I think rogue_designer said it...
Forum: Optics Theory - 01-24-2008
Replies: 1,919
Views: 1,743,386
Posted By foto_fool
What causes swirly bokeh? This was one of the...

What causes swirly bokeh? This was one of the questions I hoped this thread would address. So far I would have to say that it does not seem to be an intrinsic property of any one lens design. Maybe...
Forum: Optics Theory - 01-24-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 2,590
Posted By foto_fool
Somebody smarter than I will have to answer the...

Somebody smarter than I will have to answer the question about the differences between the FL and FD lenses. AFAIK some were new optical formulas, some weren't - I don't know which. There was only...
Forum: Photo Software 01-24-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 2,115
Posted By foto_fool
I have just started to move in this direction. It...

I have just started to move in this direction. It seems that the color profile that Burkholder espouses can be improved upon - several people have published Photoshop curves and color profiles that...
Forum: Optics Theory - 01-24-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 2,590
Posted By foto_fool
Amin - the Erwin Puts review was referring to the...

Amin - the Erwin Puts review was referring to the Aspherical Canon 55/1.2, which may be the best lens ever made in the 50mm focal length (though I have seen references to the bokeh being "horrible")....
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-24-2008
Replies: 55
Views: 8,749
Posted By foto_fool
I have the 40/ 1.4 Nokton in MC. It was a...

I have the 40/ 1.4 Nokton in MC. It was a no-brainer for me to get the 35/1.4 Nokton in SC just for the putative difference. But then most of what I do when it comes to photography qualifies as a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-24-2008
Replies: 111
Views: 2,497
Posted By foto_fool
Hacker - sorry but by my standards $2,200 is not...

Hacker - sorry but by my standards $2,200 is not a bargain, and this is the only lens that gives me GAS these days. I think Noriaki is high asking that much, when he split the set and is only asking...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-24-2008
Replies: 33
Views: 1,693
Posted By foto_fool
I'm sorry about your mother. Mine went suddenly a...

I'm sorry about your mother. Mine went suddenly a few years ago. I jumped on a plane without packing any camera. To this day I wish I had. Not all treasures are without pain.
Forum: Optics Theory - 01-24-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 2,590
Posted By foto_fool
Amin - Are you looking for the Canon 50/1.2 in...

Amin - Are you looking for the Canon 50/1.2 in LTM because you want the particular lens signature (low contrast, very soft at full aperture, "interesting" bokeh), or because it is one of the least...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-23-2008
Replies: 545
Views: 23,642
Posted By foto_fool
Good news Stephen! My own estimate was high by...

Good news Stephen! My own estimate was high by $16. I will be sending you some funds forthwith.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-23-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 1,180
Posted By foto_fool
RE: environmental stewardship - again, according...

RE: environmental stewardship - again, according to my research everything in developer is biodegradeable except for metals. I'm doing Pd/Pt prints and believe me I save everything (the metals have...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-23-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 1,180
Posted By foto_fool
I don't want this to sound facetious or flip - I...

I don't want this to sound facetious or flip - I went through the same thing with my kids when they were 1-2. I never did find a comprehensive website. I downloaded MSDSs for each compound I was...
Forum: Optics Theory - 01-22-2008
Replies: 74
Views: 13,801
Posted By foto_fool
Boring pictures or not, I like the very idea of...

Boring pictures or not, I like the very idea of fast lenses. If I win the lottery I'm going to hunt down one of the 50mm/f0.7 lenses that Zeiss made for NASA and have the finest craftsman in the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-22-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 661
Posted By foto_fool
Rich I like your idea about the spray bottle. ...

Rich I like your idea about the spray bottle.

While I hope I never have to walk away from a roll in process, sometimes it is bound to happen. Better in PhotoFlo than in developer or fixer! The...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 01-22-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 1,209
Posted By foto_fool
Yep - "garden variety" HRF Limited lens. I...

Yep - "garden variety" HRF Limited lens. I betting on the photoshopped SN as well. And that's no "museum" quality front cap - not even an original. What a scam.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-21-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 661
Posted By foto_fool
Back in fresh fixer did the trick.

Back in fresh fixer did the trick.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-21-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 661
Posted By foto_fool
Help With a Developing Blunder Please

I was developing film last night when a minor crisis arose. I had a roll of Bregger 200 in 0.5% PhotoFlo at the time that sat for maybe an hour.

The clear areas in the dried film are very milky...
Forum: Photo Software 01-20-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 889
Posted By foto_fool
I did my business signs as inkjet on canvas from...

I did my business signs as inkjet on canvas from digital. Size was comparable and I was happy with the quality. Too bad I'm on the left coast - surely someone over there does the same.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-20-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 600
Posted By foto_fool
Yep! when I sold my Canon 0.95 I included the...

Yep! when I sold my Canon 0.95 I included the popsicle stick :D!
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-20-2008
Replies: 65
Views: 2,074
Posted By foto_fool
Jamie - that looks like much of what I have done...

Jamie - that looks like much of what I have done with Delta 3200 as well. Some of my stuff has been much worse in terms of grain, especially if I have left the film in the camera for a long time.
...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-20-2008
Replies: 545
Views: 23,642
Posted By foto_fool
Marc - your price is with VAT, right? That's...

Marc - your price is with VAT, right? That's US$660-$730 at today's shameful exchange rate.

If it is priced at $600 or over here in the US it is likely that I will give it a pass.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-20-2008
Replies: 545
Views: 23,642
Posted By foto_fool
I have the LH-5 hood for my 40mm Nokton as well....

I have the LH-5 hood for my 40mm Nokton as well. I'm looking at the Japanese Cosina website - both the 40mm Nokton and 35mm Nokton pages show the LH-6 hood as the proper accessory, priced at 6000...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-20-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 600
Posted By foto_fool
HU Canon 50/0.95 M-mount

Browsing eBay this morning I stumbled across this listing, that somehow did not come up in my saved searches:
Canon 50mm f0.95 Lens in Leica M mount...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-20-2008
Replies: 65
Views: 2,074
Posted By foto_fool
Thanks Amin. The 35mm Summilux ASPH is a really...

Thanks Amin. The 35mm Summilux ASPH is a really great lens. In the shot above most of the light came from the candles on the tables - the overhead and incidental lighting in the reception hall was...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-19-2008
Replies: 40
Views: 7,492
Posted By foto_fool
Hang in there for that 10-year-old, Chris. He'll...

Hang in there for that 10-year-old, Chris. He'll remember it later, and be a better man for it himself.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-19-2008
Replies: 545
Views: 23,642
Posted By foto_fool
Japanese Cosina website lists hood LH-6 for both...

Japanese Cosina website lists hood LH-6 for both lenses.

Shall we start a pool on what this lens will cost? With as many participants as this thread has we could sell 100 squares at $5.75 a pop...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-19-2008
Replies: 35
Views: 7,762
Posted By foto_fool
Chris - you said the magic word - "exhibit". I...

Chris - you said the magic word - "exhibit". I don't. I admit I'm a gearhead, and have more than a few lenses I don't use enough to justify their purchase from the usage standpoint :o. But I have...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-19-2008
Replies: 35
Views: 7,762
Posted By foto_fool
Mark - WOW. Great shots. And great tonal range....

Mark - WOW. Great shots. And great tonal range. These could work as Plustek promotional material :D.

Juno - I have been itching to do a 35mm comparison between the Plustek and the V500. It won't...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-19-2008
Replies: 545
Views: 23,642
Posted By foto_fool
Same diameter, 2mm shorter, 25 g heavier.

Same diameter, 2mm shorter, 25 g heavier.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-19-2008
Replies: 40
Views: 7,492
Posted By foto_fool
I would agree with this take on the Canon 55/1.2...

I would agree with this take on the Canon 55/1.2 FD - I can't do a side-by side comparison, but the images I'm making with this lens have a better "look" than the few I made with the Zuiko 55/1.2.
...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-19-2008
Replies: 40
Views: 7,492
Posted By foto_fool
Amin - nice shot with the 40/2. You should post...

Amin - nice shot with the 40/2. You should post it to the bokeh thread, or better yet - to the "lenses with 3D effect" thread :rolleyes:. I like the tonality and texture. Film used? (or did I miss it...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-19-2008
Replies: 545
Views: 23,642
Posted By foto_fool
Roland - thanks for the shot showing vignetting...

Roland - thanks for the shot showing vignetting with the 40mm Nokton. I just reviewed my images from this lens and have to say I don't see a single shot with corner falloff to the degree that you...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-19-2008
Replies: 40
Views: 7,492
Posted By foto_fool
Roland, your reason for selling the 50/1.2 and...

Roland, your reason for selling the 50/1.2 and keeping the 50/1.4?

I did the opposite. For a short while I had the 50/1.4, 55/1.2 and 50/1.2. The 55/1.2 was a good performer, but the other two...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 01-19-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 1,979
Posted By foto_fool
Yeah, what Fred said. This example is a beautiful...

Yeah, what Fred said. This example is a beautiful lens - better condition than mine - but that does not explain the 5x-10x bump over a "normal" price. Maybe the seller's comment "use it on my M8"...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-19-2008
Replies: 545
Views: 23,642
Posted By foto_fool
While I agree that there are optical tradeoffs...

While I agree that there are optical tradeoffs that make the ASPH Summilux and 35/1.2 Nokton bigger, I would be surprised if light fall-off is an issue with the 35/1.4 Nokton. Has this ever been a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-18-2008
Replies: 40
Views: 7,492
Posted By foto_fool
The Canon 50mm/f1.2 in LTM meets the criteria of...

The Canon 50mm/f1.2 in LTM meets the criteria of affordable and nice bokeh (though some would argue with me here), and it is compact front to back, but it fails on all other counts. The 55/1.2 FD...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-18-2008
Replies: 35
Views: 7,762
Posted By foto_fool
OK I should probably have left this at my last...

OK I should probably have left this at my last post, but IMO the comparison in the German review is just pure s**t. The guy obviously had an agenda, or maybe a hard-on for the Nikon. Or perhaps - he...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-18-2008
Replies: 545
Views: 23,642
Posted By foto_fool
Stephen - Will you have access to the SC version...

Stephen - Will you have access to the SC version as well as the MC version? The SC might be better able than the MC to co-reside in my bag beside the 35mm Summilux ASPH.

Tom A - If Cosina makes...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-18-2008
Replies: 40
Views: 7,492
Posted By foto_fool
I have a late Zuiko 50/1.2 and it is one of my...

I have a late Zuiko 50/1.2 and it is one of my favorite lenses of all time. For RF you might want to search for "38333" as a seller on eBay. He is currently doing an M-mount conversion on the Canon...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-18-2008
Replies: 46
Views: 2,354
Posted By foto_fool
Very early E43 version 1 here (by serial number,...

Very early E43 version 1 here (by serial number, late 1958 manufacture, confirmed by a Leica rep), vastly improved by a CLA from DAG. Better contrast and sharpness than my late Summarit, with...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-18-2008
Replies: 545
Views: 23,642
Posted By foto_fool
Do I need another 35mm lens? Hmmm... probably...

Do I need another 35mm lens? Hmmm... probably not. On the other hand - heck yes! What to sell? 40mm Nokton? - nope, too nice on the R3A, and somehow I think there may be a lot of them on the market...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-17-2008
Replies: 35
Views: 7,762
Posted By foto_fool
http://www.ephotozine.com/article/Plustek-OpticFil...

http://www.ephotozine.com/article/Plustek-OpticFilm-7200i

This is the review that convinced me to cough up for the Plustek. I thought it did a good job of showing the strengths and weaknesses of...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-17-2008
Replies: 35
Views: 7,762
Posted By foto_fool
Plusteks don't come with native Mac drivers. In...

Plusteks don't come with native Mac drivers. In another thread someone noted they were running the Plustek under dualboot on their Mac, but it would suck to have to buy Windows just to run a cheap...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-17-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 1,816
Posted By foto_fool
Chris - I'd love to test this sometime - may have...

Chris - I'd love to test this sometime - may have to pop for the 40 after all :rolleyes:. I've kept three Zuiko lenses from the many I've owned: the 35/2, the 50/1.2 and the 85/2 - all late MC...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-17-2008
Replies: 35
Views: 7,762
Posted By foto_fool
I'm using the cheapo Plustek 7200 and feel it was...

I'm using the cheapo Plustek 7200 and feel it was $200 well-spent. The results have been quite satisfactory. I have never seen a side-by-side comparison with the output of a Coolscan. I recently got...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-17-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 651
Posted By foto_fool
xavi - I have never used the Minolta software so...

xavi - I have never used the Minolta software so I can't comment on how to adjust the settings, but AFAIK all film scanner packages have tools for these adjustments. You probably have the option of...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-17-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 651
Posted By foto_fool
Don't think it is a scanner problem. It just...

Don't think it is a scanner problem. It just looks to me like you need to pull back the contrast a lot, and balance highlights/midtones and RGB a little. What software?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-17-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 1,816
Posted By foto_fool
Yes but, BIG. ::lugs around his Oly with that big...

Yes but, BIG. ::lugs around his Oly with that big fat piece of glass and wishes he had not left that nice compact 85/2 on the shelf:: :D

That's the one attraction of the pancake 40mm for me - TINY.
Forum: Off Topic 01-17-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 2,194
Posted By foto_fool
The APC units - I'm not sure what the battery...

The APC units - I'm not sure what the battery backup gets you in the audio/home theater realm, except for extra shipping weight and a future disposal problem. Unless you want an extra component on...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-17-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 1,816
Posted By foto_fool
Kevin Cameras has been listing one forever at...

Kevin Cameras has been listing one forever at $725. At the rate these are appreciating it may finally sell. I'm happy enough with my admittedly much larger Zuiko 35mm/2 that I have been able to...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-17-2008
Replies: 55
Views: 1,682
Posted By foto_fool
I'm with you here, df. I gave up my darkroom 5...

I'm with you here, df. I gave up my darkroom 5 years ago. The change to digital output was exciting at first because of the challenge of the learning curve. I have been happy enough with the quality...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-17-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 610
Posted By foto_fool
My copy of Silverfast Ai came with an IT8 target,...

My copy of Silverfast Ai came with an IT8 target, and yes it helps. I still have to tweak sats, contrast, mids/highs, etc. but calibration with the target every now and then gets things closer to a...
Forum: Off Topic 01-16-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 2,194
Posted By foto_fool
Yes, you can build a power conditioner with a...

Yes, you can build a power conditioner with a high-current inductor in series with a transorb bridge for about $20 in parts* (without a box, cords and plug). This setup generates a lot of heat,...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 01-15-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 2,423
Posted By foto_fool
I have had issues like this before and used...

I have had issues like this before and used eBay's online help feature to resolve them. Click the links to start a chat session with a tech person and stay with them until they clear the thing off...
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