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Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 02-14-2008
Replies: 71
Views: 2,795
Posted By jano
I have stumbled into forums through research for...

I have stumbled into forums through research for various projects, education, or just plain curiosity where the members extol and flame against the strangest things, the same way people here gush...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-13-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 813
Posted By jano
Jinx :p neener neener

Jinx :p

neener neener
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-13-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 813
Posted By jano
Further south from diamond head you will find...

Further south from diamond head you will find hanauma bay - neat place to snorkel for a bit.

I visited oahu a couple summers ago, and met with a member of rff (hey, suzums, you still read this?!),...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-08-2008
Replies: 26
Views: 2,830
Posted By jano
How about mamiya c330 CLA? (sorry to continue to...

How about mamiya c330 CLA? (sorry to continue to bump the old thread)
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 02-06-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 1,846
Posted By jano
Martin, it's lotsa fun - I use the mrpinhole.com...

Martin, it's lotsa fun - I use the mrpinhole.com resources combined with the ultimate exposure computer (http://www.fredparker.com/ultexp1.htm) to get a ballpark idea for exposure, but then I forget...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-06-2008
Replies: 22
Views: 7,376
Posted By jano
I've got the 4490. Quality of these flatbeds...

I've got the 4490. Quality of these flatbeds seems to be hit-n-miss. The first I had good results, but it only completed a scan half-way through. The second is very soft, even when shimming, a...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 02-06-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 1,846
Posted By jano
Larger format has its place, and I hope to try it...

Larger format has its place, and I hope to try it soon :)

Sometimes, though, you don't need or want the detail - impressionism at its finest, right?
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 02-05-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 1,846
Posted By jano
Joe, that's totally awesome, thanks for your...

Joe, that's totally awesome, thanks for your time.

If another day like that happens to occur (we've had clear skies since monday), I may give this another shot later. It was a lot of fun, but the...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 02-04-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 1,846
Posted By jano
Thank you, I was thinking closer would be better...

Thank you, I was thinking closer would be better as well. I can crop, but then you lose the vignetting and the softness of the image becomes too distracting. Personally distracted by how it just...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 02-03-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 1,846
Posted By jano
pinhole - composition advice

Never got around to my surfing pinhole attempts, I've been very ill.

Anway, I was inspired by the lousy weather, tried rose+guitar+beach, and then my matchbox pinhole stopped working :( Nothing...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 12-24-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 1,467
Posted By jano
I've been avoiding replacing the confuser for the...

I've been avoiding replacing the confuser for the last several years - thought of reconfiguring, reinstalling, moving over my old stuff to the new is rather overwhelming. Of course, since all but PS...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 12-23-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 1,467
Posted By jano
Angry curse the flatbeds - epson roulette

This is more of a vent towards the random quality of the epson flatbeds than anything else.

Last year I picked up an iskra II from a member here - lovely camera, but annoying overlapping frames...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-17-2007
Replies: 25
Views: 5,942
Posted By jano
Film scratches too easily. the scratches you see...

Film scratches too easily.

the scratches you see on negatives from costco you may likely get from other places that use the noritsu's and fuji's. Before placing the film through the scanner, the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-17-2007
Replies: 25
Views: 5,942
Posted By jano
You need to write "hi res scan" on the envelope...

You need to write "hi res scan" on the envelope in the designated area.

They may charge you more for that. My costco used to do it for $3/roll, but then they changed policy and all high rez scans...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 12-07-2007
Replies: 61
Views: 5,134
Posted By jano
You may consider an SLR alternative - the...

You may consider an SLR alternative - the pentacon six is a pretty good system, good glass, cheap. *shrug* I know i know, this is an rf site, but.. look at what he wants.. wide angle, mf, cheap. :)
Forum: Optics Theory - 11-24-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 4,086
Posted By jano
A point doesn't have a direction, hence the...

A point doesn't have a direction, hence the confusion.

Consider your terminology from the POV of the photographer (e.g. vector from you to the point), and you'll see how the words suddenly mean the...
Forum: Optics Theory - 11-24-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 4,086
Posted By jano
Makes sense, thank you. One last clarification -...

Makes sense, thank you. One last clarification - "in front" and "behind" the focus -- which is which? :)

me -------------- focus point +++++++++++

Is "in front" on the side of the dashes or the...
Forum: Optics Theory - 11-23-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 4,086
Posted By jano
Roger, your description of what happens was...

Roger, your description of what happens was buried inside a long response to issues unrelated to my original question - that's why I just found it after you mentioned now, thanks for pointing it out....
Forum: Optics Theory - 11-23-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 4,086
Posted By jano
Guys, quit crapping on my thread! You've hashed...

Guys, quit crapping on my thread! You've hashed this through and through (I've read the threads and searched). And if you'd rather talk about it over and over, take it to another thread like an...
Forum: Optics Theory - 11-23-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 4,086
Posted By jano
Thanks for the response, but I'm looking for...

Thanks for the response, but I'm looking for differences in the image results, not mechanical/physical to the lens, sorry I was not clear :)
Forum: Optics Theory - 11-23-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 4,086
Posted By jano
results after fixing new sonnar 50 1.5 C focus shift?

Hi,

Plenty of examples of the "focus shift" phenomenon with the new Zeiss sonnar 1.5 C.

For those of you that had the lens adjusted, do you have examples of the results from f1.5 through f8 or...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 11-19-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 1,197
Posted By jano
Yeah, that was it, THANK YOU! Darnit, guess I...

Yeah, that was it, THANK YOU! Darnit, guess I need to find another posh exhibit. Recommendations? :) Already been to the Getty.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 11-19-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 1,197
Posted By jano
santa monica showing still around?

I think it was either earlier this year or last year: there was a snooty showing of some very precocious photography at some gallery in Santa Monica. They charged like $25 to get in, and the price...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 11-06-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 1,490
Posted By jano
Thanks for the pictures You posted at the same...

Thanks for the pictures
You posted at the same time
As I wrote my rhyme
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 11-06-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 1,490
Posted By jano
I looked beneath a rock, inside a box, pursuing...

I looked beneath a rock, inside a box, pursuing like cancer,
but google didn't give me as concise an answer
as our over-educated friend, rogue designer! ;)
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 11-06-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 1,490
Posted By jano
Said the wee little jano to the funny man with...

Said the wee little jano to the funny man with horns on his head, a monocle in one eye and a camera over the other, "different prints!"
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 11-06-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 1,490
Posted By jano
giclee, palladium, gelatin, etc differences?

Hi,

While strolling through the Getty one day,
In the very merry month of May,
I came across some prints..
That were not ink-jet but giclee, palladium, or gelatins...
And I wondered what the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-13-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 1,609
Posted By jano
Thanks venchka! Frank: dribble is my pet name...

Thanks venchka!

Frank: dribble is my pet name for the canon digital rebel. No need to say that's "35mm", so a MF lens will cover fine with tilt-shift. the LF lens may be an added bonus, and as...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-13-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 1,609
Posted By jano
Ah, I forgot about the kiev. Not a bad idea,...

Ah, I forgot about the kiev. Not a bad idea, will search the fleabay.

We're trying to make a homemade tilt-shift lens for my dribble, instructions from makezine. The other options (old folder or...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-12-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 1,609
Posted By jano
cheap MF lenses

Hi, what brand provides relatively cost-effective lenses for Medium Format? I don't care about mount, working on a project :) Looking for medium format lenses less than $50. I looked up pentacon...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-15-2007
Replies: 45
Views: 3,725
Posted By jano
A lot of it also has to do with the style of your...

A lot of it also has to do with the style of your subjects. e.g. you can't get vintage if they're dressed like in the 2000's, hair styles, makeup, attitudes, etc.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-04-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 1,451
Posted By jano
Or even better.. get a canon or fuji dslr with...

Or even better.. get a canon or fuji dslr with less noise than the nikon equivs :D :angel:

*ducks* :eek:
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-23-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 1,095
Posted By jano
You think he's beginning to believe it? ...

You think he's beginning to believe it? Hahahahaha :D

I got on the list early last year, and after some exchange with him, and decided to pull out for several reasons -- in order 1. too much of a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-16-2007
Replies: 55
Views: 3,114
Posted By jano
Mine was in most excellent condition and sold for...

Mine was in most excellent condition and sold for only $500 on fleabay a couple weeks ago :mad: It was the red-snake-skin cover. Someone got a most awesome deal.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-16-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 1,219
Posted By jano
I test drove a M3, too, and ended up with a Jag...

I test drove a M3, too, and ended up with a Jag instead :D :D :D
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-11-2007
Replies: 127
Views: 11,375
Posted By jano
amoz.. yeah, bottled water is some really hard...

amoz.. yeah, bottled water is some really hard stuff. Try it on the rocks next time, wooosh! :D
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 05-11-2007
Replies: 49
Views: 3,729
Posted By jano
I opened my tank after pouring out the developer...

I opened my tank after pouring out the developer to check on the status of the negs, before putting in the fixer. Lost that roll *shrug*

One time, I had just got off an intense conference call for...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-05-2007
Replies: 21
Views: 1,656
Posted By jano
You unlock this door with the key of imagination,...

You unlock this door with the key of imagination, beyond it is another dimension.

A dimension of sound, a dimension of sight, a dimension of mind.

You're moving in a land of both shadow and...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-04-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 1,151
Posted By jano
I belong to and helped found a photography club...

I belong to and helped found a photography club :) :D :p The best part is when new people join, every one of them always offers to teach a class on photoshop. Never fails :D
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-02-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 1,536
Posted By jano
The purple is okay, nothing to worry...

The purple is okay, nothing to worry about.

Perhaps you shot the roll with lens cap on or very much underexposed or the shutter didn't work? I don't know shelf life of ilfosol s. You can shoot...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 04-30-2007
Replies: 73
Views: 7,996
Posted By jano
This guy here...

This guy here (http://home.earthlink.net/~kitathome/LunarLight/moonlight_gallery/technique/reciprocity.htm) did some tests. I used his results together with the human exposure computer thingy (ev...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 04-29-2007
Replies: 118
Views: 8,614
Posted By jano
I think you should do this with several tape...

I think you should do this with several tape measures and/or rulers in parallel so we could see this field of curvature thing Mr. Sweeney is talking about :D
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 04-19-2007
Replies: 73
Views: 7,996
Posted By jano
acros 100 is my choice film. it's awesome in...

acros 100 is my choice film. it's awesome in xtol, and the 120 size is fantastic in rondinol. Have tried a bunch of films, and always come back to it. With zeiss lenses, acros is very nice!

If...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-11-2007
Replies: 37
Views: 3,429
Posted By jano
Probably a lot more credit than cash :D

Probably a lot more credit than cash :D
Forum: Zeiss Contax 04-10-2007
Replies: 41
Views: 2,512
Posted By jano
I'm thinking of selling the G2 as well. I...

I'm thinking of selling the G2 as well. I haven't used it since last August -- it's a durn good camera with lenses, though, I keep flopping between selling that or the ZI (I like them both, but...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-10-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 864
Posted By jano
Hey, CJM, I just noticed you are in Santa Ana :) ...

Hey, CJM, I just noticed you are in Santa Ana :) That is a great group photo!

Check this out: http://photodeviants.com
Next meeting this saturday, come by if you are interested, I could use some...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-08-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 1,686
Posted By jano
Buy a new toy :D

Buy a new toy :D
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 04-02-2007
Replies: 44
Views: 4,595
Posted By jano
;) Pictures in a couple weeks, when I'm done with...

;) Pictures in a couple weeks, when I'm done with it ;) ;)
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 04-02-2007
Replies: 44
Views: 4,595
Posted By jano
Mine's been through a lot (not as bad as a couple...

Mine's been through a lot (not as bad as a couple other members, but I slid down Diamond Head in HI last year with the camera trailing behind me, and also went into severe cold where my breath...
Forum: Off Topic 03-22-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 1,043
Posted By jano
Buy R lenses cheap and put them on a digital...

Buy R lenses cheap and put them on a digital canon body with the focus-confirmation R->eos adapter :) Results are outstanding, especially for those like me who cannot focus well...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 03-11-2007
Replies: 49
Views: 5,673
Posted By jano
Technology should work for us, not us for it. I...

Technology should work for us, not us for it. I apply common sense from the user side all the time, but on occasion, my judgment has been wrong.

Not everyone is an employee and not everyone is...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 03-11-2007
Replies: 49
Views: 5,673
Posted By jano
I'm with you on this, jlw. It's NOT about...

I'm with you on this, jlw. It's NOT about censorship, but rather, common sense on the server side to help us prevent accidental issues/embarassments/etc. I avoid the nudes at work, but sometimes,...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 03-10-2007
Replies: 49
Views: 5,673
Posted By jano
I agree, a nsfw tag would be nice for when I'm at...

I agree, a nsfw tag would be nice for when I'm at work.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-08-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 897
Posted By jano
Maybe rubber cement a rubber grommit to the...

Maybe rubber cement a rubber grommit to the eyepiece?

I got an eyepiece cover from aki-ashi, just peel and stick (actually, there was a member here who had several left over and handed them out as...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 03-03-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 1,025
Posted By jano
The RD-1 and ZI have same viewfinder access? ...

The RD-1 and ZI have same viewfinder access? I'll look into it, but the nikon dg-2 looks like it goes for about $30, compared to the $75 of the megapearls. *shrug*
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 03-02-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 1,025
Posted By jano
awilder, thanks for the input, my father is an...

awilder, thanks for the input, my father is an ophthalmologist, he takes good care of me. I don't wish to go into my problems here, thanks for understanding :) All you need to know: I have...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-02-2007
Replies: 22
Views: 1,054
Posted By jano
I wanted washboard abs by my birthday, but I'm a...

I wanted washboard abs by my birthday, but I'm a little behind, so close, though. I got sick so was unable to do cardio for a couple weeks, gah. Almost there!! :D

The key is to make and begin your...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 03-02-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 1,025
Posted By jano
Sweet, I'm going to look into it. Thanks,...

Sweet, I'm going to look into it. Thanks, Huck!!

Do eyepiece extender's also exist for that camera, such that I could have the eyepiece further out from the camera, or right angle finder or...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 03-02-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 1,025
Posted By jano
I don't think that would screw in and stick to...

I don't think that would screw in and stick to the ZI viewfinder? Or is this thing a one-size-fits-all?? Oh, and how to purchase, since I'm in the states?

Not worried about the metering display, I...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 03-01-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 1,025
Posted By jano
viewfinder mag?

Ya'll think Zeiss or 3rd party may at some point introduce a viewfinder mag piece? My eyes are progressively becoming worse as I age, and I'm only in my late 20's :( Getting harder for me to work...
Forum: Off Topic 02-26-2007
Replies: 53
Views: 2,605
Posted By jano
Brand name "Guess" was written on the front of a...

Brand name "Guess" was written on the front of a shirt, probably a size too small, worn by this gal walking past (direction of our eyes were more than obvious, haha, and she smiled back, we...
Forum: Off Topic 02-26-2007
Replies: 53
Views: 2,605
Posted By jano
I saw this gal with.. huge tracts of land.. her...

I saw this gal with.. huge tracts of land.. her tight and revealing t-shirt had an arrow pointing up the center and the words said, "No, my eyes are up here"

Another one I saw, "I wish these were...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-24-2007
Replies: 18
Views: 871
Posted By jano
I thought sponsored members get an upload bonus?

I thought sponsored members get an upload bonus?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-24-2007
Replies: 18
Views: 871
Posted By jano
Yeah, you've exceeded your limit of very good...

Yeah, you've exceeded your limit of very good photos, no more allowed. :p :D
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-20-2007
Replies: 21
Views: 1,883
Posted By jano
anyone have both flatbed and dedicated at once?

Hi,

Does anyone have two kinds of scanners attached to their computer? e.g. epson flatbed with a nikon dedicated (e.g. CS V).

I'm wondering if the two mixed together have caused some problem with...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 02-19-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 1,251
Posted By jano
Wow, nice colors..!

Wow, nice colors..!
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 02-17-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 15,566
Posted By jano
How about a play with long exposures under...

How about a play with long exposures under different phases of the moon? Would take at least four weeks. If film, I'd recommend something other than hp5.

You can also try some still life stuff,...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-17-2007
Replies: 470
Views: 22,065
Posted By jano
Sauerkraut...

Sauerkraut soup!
http://jano.smugmug.com/photos/1703591-M.jpg

Show me A NEW CAR! :D (ala price is right, complete with gorgeous gals)
Forum: Off Topic 02-16-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 559
Posted By jano
I've always felt the z3 looks better than the z4,...

I've always felt the z3 looks better than the z4, maybe they'll have a used one with low miles that's clean. thanks for the suggestion :D
Forum: Off Topic 02-16-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 559
Posted By jano
Cool transportation decisions

So.. my 24 year old venerable hand-me-down 300SD turbo diesel MBZ seems to be on the last stretch with over 300k miles. Things are running well, recently rebuilt transmission and injection pump, etc...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-14-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 2,604
Posted By jano
Try some stand development with rodinal. I got...

Try some stand development with rodinal. I got some mid-contrast images that way with the 200 version of the film... somewhere between 16 and 20 minutes, one minor agitation every few minutes.

Or...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-14-2007
Replies: 470
Views: 22,065
Posted By jano
I have two, couldn't...

I have two, couldn't decide.
http://jano.smugmug.com/photos/16159976-M.jpg
and
http://jano.smugmug.com/photos/74509595-M.jpg

Show me real stupidity :D
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 02-09-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 1,533
Posted By jano
Tony's cost me a lot of money :D :eek: :)

Tony's cost me a lot of money :D :eek: :)
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 02-08-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 3,685
Posted By jano
Couple work-arounds. If you can create a simple...

Couple work-arounds. If you can create a simple website off rff, just link to it in the first post. Or just brute force it in the first post, by editing it each time with a hand-made table? :)

I...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-08-2007
Replies: 470
Views: 22,065
Posted By jano
my sprained...

my sprained ankle
http://jano.smugmug.com/photos/24634476-M.jpg

Show me supple.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-07-2007
Replies: 470
Views: 22,065
Posted By jano
green...

green salat
http://jano.smugmug.com/photos/18358504-M.jpg

Show me torque.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-07-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 944
Posted By jano
that's the same one on mine.. I purchased it from...

that's the same one on mine.. I purchased it from a former rff user here, he put it on. The pictures looked quite bad, but in real life, it's actually kind of vintage looking. No idea on the other...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 02-06-2007
Replies: 159
Views: 19,758
Posted By jano
What, no banana?

What, no banana?
Forum: Large Format Film RF 02-05-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 5,797
Posted By jano
Hah, very cool :)

Hah, very cool :)
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 02-04-2007
Replies: 39
Views: 3,557
Posted By jano
That last set there is awsome, especially the...

That last set there is awsome, especially the last two. Was it all delta 100? Hmmm.. I like the blacks and contrast you've got.

I took my 50cZM out today, too.. it was an absolute gorgeous day...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-04-2007
Replies: 22
Views: 1,800
Posted By jano
Sure can say that again :D

Sure can say that again :D
Forum: Zeiss Contax 02-04-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 985
Posted By jano
If it had the prewar uncoated 50 1.5, I'd be all...

If it had the prewar uncoated 50 1.5, I'd be all over it... just for the lens.. I shoulda kept it way back when *sniff* Camera looks very nice, but but.. I can't see myself using it more than a...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 02-03-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 1,570
Posted By jano
I had read on another site (large format...

I had read on another site (large format photography I think) that the i800 was very slow... *shrug*
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 02-03-2007
Replies: 159
Views: 19,758
Posted By jano
That's a cool idea..! Even for non-close-focus...

That's a cool idea..! Even for non-close-focus things. I'm not good with a 50, this may certainly help :D
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 01-31-2007
Replies: 144
Views: 14,804
Posted By jano
Oh my, that would explain a lot!! :eek:

Oh my, that would explain a lot!! :eek:
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 01-31-2007
Replies: 144
Views: 14,804
Posted By jano
That might explain why my close ups are sharp.. I...

That might explain why my close ups are sharp.. I waver forward and back, and typically snap at the forward part :D
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 01-30-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 2,191
Posted By jano
Mounted on the tail? I'm going to have to look...

Mounted on the tail? I'm going to have to look that up.. the back's usually inside the wave (at least, the way I longboard, which is oft goofy footed and not perfect). Methoughts nose would be more...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-30-2007
Replies: 60
Views: 3,366
Posted By jano
Nothing helpful to add, other than this topic is...

Nothing helpful to add, other than this topic is so similar to the title of a book I just read.. "Pushing Ice" -- interestingly, a minor squabble between the protagonists turns into the major driver...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 01-30-2007
Replies: 159
Views: 19,758
Posted By jano
I'm stuck with a leica M2 that was actually for...

I'm stuck with a leica M2 that was actually for sale, but no one bought, I'll do some "tests" this weekend with my sonnar on that and the ZI. I haven't done much photography in a while. I believe...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 01-30-2007
Replies: 144
Views: 14,804
Posted By jano
I think that's what he's saying. Truth be told:...

I think that's what he's saying. Truth be told: my new 50 sonnar is very good wide open.. I have a mix of sharp and soft images wide open, and I've attributed that to my natural body movements while...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 01-30-2007
Replies: 144
Views: 14,804
Posted By jano
Perhaps it fits the "standard distribution" --...

Perhaps it fits the "standard distribution" -- i.e. the typical person using the lens will not use it at 1.5 100% of the time, quite possibly stopped down a majority of the time. So it would provide...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 01-28-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 2,191
Posted By jano
Thanks :) I wanted to out in the water this...

Thanks :) I wanted to out in the water this afternoon, but I got caught up in reading a book :eek: Devoured this 450 page sci fi today (and I hate sci fi, but this one was very good.. "Pushing Ice"...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 01-28-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 2,191
Posted By jano
Rob: typical surf in my area varies from split...

Rob: typical surf in my area varies from split second (wipeout!) to up to 15-20 seconds, depends on the swell. And you're right, this is something fun, and I was planning on trying to point it at me...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 01-27-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 2,191
Posted By jano
Talking surfing pinhole?

I want to take a pinhole surfing with me :D Tape it to the end of my board or hand hold it or something!

Put together a matchbox pinhole last year for 35mm film, and it's cool and all, but the...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-27-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 1,820
Posted By jano
What Buze said.. few drops didn't work for me.....

What Buze said.. few drops didn't work for me.. then one day, I read the directions, so I tried out a bunch into a gallon of distilled water (1:200, forget what it was now, but 1gal is 3.78 L),...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-27-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 5,482
Posted By jano
Yeah, that grain will show up in skies and blank...

Yeah, that grain will show up in skies and blank walls and stuff, seems to be a charecteristic of ronidal :) It's not bad, sometimes it works -- as I understand it, skies and walls can get this even...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-26-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 5,482
Posted By jano
Looks like you got it right. I like the combo of...

Looks like you got it right. I like the combo of rodinal and foma 200 very much, especially for handheld low-light shots. One thing that does bug me a bit: areas of consistent tones like skies and...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-25-2007
Replies: 203
Views: 18,544
Posted By jano
Consider going canon for much better versatility...

Consider going canon for much better versatility with other lenses thanks to focus-confirmation mounts: you'll be able to use nikon lenses, contax lenses, leica R lenses, some medium format stuff,...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 01-24-2007
Replies: 28
Views: 2,424
Posted By jano
You're almost there.. just throw in a zeiss ikon...

You're almost there.. just throw in a zeiss ikon or the 25mm and that should be within the ballpark, +/- $100 :D (talking gray market here)
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 01-23-2007
Replies: 28
Views: 2,424
Posted By jano
My wallet thanks them :D

My wallet thanks them :D
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-22-2007
Replies: 23
Views: 1,776
Posted By jano
Arizona and snow: two words one doesn't often...

Arizona and snow: two words one doesn't often assoscaite together :D
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-20-2007
Replies: 38
Views: 2,102
Posted By jano
contax G2, 45mm, Kodak versatility max 400 in...

contax G2, 45mm, Kodak versatility max 400 in Diafine (looks neat printed large on metallic paper)
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/photopost/data/500/medium/mars.jpg
Forum: Off Topic 01-18-2007
Replies: 21
Views: 1,582
Posted By jano
Was that picture taken in Bratislava? It doesn't...

Was that picture taken in Bratislava? It doesn't quite look like what I remember when I visited several years ago. My mom was in the main building (looks like the one to the right in the...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 01-18-2007
Replies: 28
Views: 2,026
Posted By jano
Now that's what I'm talkin' 'bout :D (evil...

Now that's what I'm talkin' 'bout :D (evil villian accent) Look eento my bokeh! (maniacle laughter)
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-16-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 1,452
Posted By jano
Story regarding the epson... I'm on my third 4490...

Story regarding the epson... I'm on my third 4490 :mad: The first scanned most excellent and was surprisingly sharp, but I discovered it wouldn't scan past 8 inches (I needed some docs scanned...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 01-16-2007
Replies: 28
Views: 2,026
Posted By jano
Perhaps the Iskra is the Court Jester of Bokeh? :D

Perhaps the Iskra is the Court Jester of Bokeh? :D
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 01-16-2007
Replies: 28
Views: 2,026
Posted By jano
Evil bokeh? hahahahahaha :D I kinda wish my I2...

Evil bokeh? hahahahahaha :D

I kinda wish my I2 wouldn't have overlapping frames.. the thing looks almost new on the outside, the meter still works, and the inside is a little worn out, but very...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 01-15-2007
Replies: 28
Views: 2,026
Posted By jano
Iskra 2, no idea about the overlapping frames. I...

Iskra 2, no idea about the overlapping frames. I just know it appears to be a problem with most of the iskra cameras out there (I researched the heck out of it, and certo6 took a look at mine to see...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-15-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 537
Posted By jano
I think Tehachapi is not too far, they have that...

I think Tehachapi is not too far, they have that railroad thingy which might be cool. But this time of year.. it'll be fairly bland all over.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 01-15-2007
Replies: 28
Views: 2,026
Posted By jano
I put a canon digital strap on mine, boy do I get...

I put a canon digital strap on mine, boy do I get some funny looks :D
Forum: Off Topic 01-15-2007
Replies: 19
Views: 1,011
Posted By jano
Joe.. good idea, but how do you do it? I'm a bit...

Joe.. good idea, but how do you do it? I'm a bit out of the norm, when I was in college, I enjoyed almost every class I took (and since I took whatever classes interested me.. it was tough coming up...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 01-15-2007
Replies: 28
Views: 2,026
Posted By jano
Iskra is great, especially if you don't care...

Iskra is great, especially if you don't care about overlapping framelines. The lens makes an interesting swirly background at the wide apertures :)
Forum: Off Topic 01-14-2007
Replies: 19
Views: 1,011
Posted By jano
Angry I'm too technical!!

My story's similar to that of many others here:

I diddled around with photography as a kid for a bit, then started again mid 2003 with a simple P&S. Grew into a bigger P&S, then a dslr, then...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 01-14-2007
Replies: 27
Views: 2,717
Posted By jano
I think technology today is like Schroedinger's...

I think technology today is like Schroedinger's cat: you won't know it's dead until you open the box :D
Forum: Off Topic 01-12-2007
Replies: 90
Views: 4,689
Posted By jano
Does anyone have a shotgun smiley? :D

Does anyone have a shotgun smiley? :D
Forum: Off Topic 01-12-2007
Replies: 90
Views: 4,689
Posted By jano
I don't get it :o

I don't get it :o
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-12-2007
Replies: 21
Views: 1,634
Posted By jano
This is an interesting statement. You'll see the...

This is an interesting statement. You'll see the majority of people suggest using vuescan to get a starting file, then do all the work in PS. I follow this principle as well, and thus end up using...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-10-2007
Replies: 34
Views: 3,600
Posted By jano
Vince, very nice. I keep looking back at how...

Vince, very nice. I keep looking back at how well everyone has their color film scanned, and get so frustrated because mine don't scan as such anymore :mad:
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-10-2007
Replies: 34
Views: 2,020
Posted By jano
'Round these here parts it's called Soda or Coke....

'Round these here parts it's called Soda or Coke. :D
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-09-2007
Replies: 43
Views: 2,834
Posted By jano
Some will say sharpness isn't everything. ...

Some will say sharpness isn't everything. Perhaps for certain photos, but for the majority, correct focus is key.

I understand your concerns, Clarence.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 01-09-2007
Replies: 18
Views: 1,709
Posted By jano
When using the hood, I've found them easier to...

When using the hood, I've found them easier to use when a filter is on the lens.. since it sticks up a bit more. Otherwise, I usually take off the hood to put the cap on when I'm done *shrug*
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 01-09-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 2,211
Posted By jano
Very cool :D err... sorry to hear about the...

Very cool :D err... sorry to hear about the accident, but good to know that the camera has potential not to shatter when it hits concrete, and that it can be fixed!

Mine got dragged down the side...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-09-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 1,225
Posted By jano
A couple drops of the oil extract into your daily...

A couple drops of the oil extract into your daily shampoo works better, cleans thoroughly, and helps soothe dry scalps :)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-09-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 1,225
Posted By jano
This is like the new wonder-tonic, I swear! Next...

This is like the new wonder-tonic, I swear! Next up will be tea tree oil cereal! Wow! :D
Forum: Zeiss Contax 12-25-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 1,014
Posted By jano
Good camera :)

Good camera :)
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 12-19-2006
Replies: 68
Views: 10,518
Posted By jano
Nice lens, I like the sonnar a lot. jja, I'm...

Nice lens, I like the sonnar a lot. jja, I'm like you, I prefer getting in close and sometimes find even the 0.7 focus distance limiting. It ultimatley becomes a matter of getting used to not doing...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 12-18-2006
Replies: 184
Views: 13,329
Posted By jano
Shouldn't that be M8|8M ? :D

Shouldn't that be M8|8M ? :D
Forum: Off Topic 12-17-2006
Replies: 4
Views: 2,113
Posted By jano
Don't have ttl flashes, but they do have auto...

Don't have ttl flashes, but they do have auto modes (sunpak 383 x 3 of them, they are auto thyristors). I started playing with these and discovered something similar here what you were talking...
Forum: Off Topic 12-17-2006
Replies: 4
Views: 2,113
Posted By jano
WOW. Thank you! It will take a while to digest...

WOW. Thank you! It will take a while to digest what you wrote, but I think I get the general gist now.

This is the key point, which I think explains why adjusting the shutter in my example led to...
Forum: Off Topic 12-17-2006
Replies: 4
Views: 2,113
Posted By jano
Flash exposures.. weird thing going on with shutter speed?

Hey, this is way OT and probably akin to heresay since most of us are fans of natural light (especially me). But I decided to play around a bit with my dslr to learn something about flash...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 12-16-2006
Replies: 40
Views: 4,258
Posted By jano
Just enjoy the camera and have fun :)

Just enjoy the camera and have fun :)
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 12-16-2006
Replies: 21
Views: 2,723
Posted By jano
What the others have said :) My ZI handled 2-3...

What the others have said :) My ZI handled 2-3 hours at -10C. Ice was condensed at the bottom, etc. Now.. I laughed when my friends during this outing had to keep changing batteries for their...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 12-14-2006
Replies: 37
Views: 8,322
Posted By jano
Well done, John!

Well done, John!
Forum: RFF News 12-14-2006
Replies: 164
Views: 13,601
Posted By jano
Raid, yeah, nice idea. I have a friend that took...

Raid, yeah, nice idea. I have a friend that took some courses in photography during college, and she'd love to start up with it now, but unfortunatley, cannot afford it (she works at a salon). She...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 12-14-2006
Replies: 31
Views: 3,616
Posted By jano
Yeah, I can't get it or any other c-41 color to...

Yeah, I can't get it or any other c-41 color to scan right for that matter. On the bright side, it leaves me an opportunity to go to Ritz and flirt with the cute gal while she scans for me on the...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 12-14-2006
Replies: 40
Views: 4,258
Posted By jano
Where do you live? If it's southern CA, I'll...

Where do you live? If it's southern CA, I'll extend the same invitation. Or maybe I may be traveling next year nearby, will check my schedule.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 12-14-2006
Replies: 31
Views: 3,616
Posted By jano
Oh my, we've got a little pugnacious one :) My...

Oh my, we've got a little pugnacious one :) My only retort this time around shall be, "Know thyself!" Muwahaha.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 12-13-2006
Replies: 31
Views: 2,688
Posted By jano
The caps are much,much easier to take on and off...

The caps are much,much easier to take on and off when you've got a filter on the lens with the hood attached... :)
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 12-13-2006
Replies: 31
Views: 3,616
Posted By jano
Portrait film? Nah. It's more of an expensive...

Portrait film? Nah. It's more of an expensive film type thingy.

Here's my contrib, I've found it gets close to blowing reds and yellows, but everything else comes through contrasty yet natural. ...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 12-13-2006
Replies: 95
Views: 9,227
Posted By jano
Thank you, Huck.

Thank you, Huck.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 12-13-2006
Replies: 95
Views: 9,227
Posted By jano
roundg -- my ZI spent a morning this fall in -10C...

roundg -- my ZI spent a morning this fall in -10C weather, had ice condensed on the bottom plate fom my breath, and I laughed as all my digital camera buddies had to keep replacing their batteries. ...
Forum: Off Topic 12-12-2006
Replies: 56
Views: 2,016
Posted By jano
I dunno.. those two hanging globes looked like...

I dunno.. those two hanging globes looked like something else here for a second. :eek: RFF trying to teabag me?!
Forum: Off Topic 12-12-2006
Replies: 56
Views: 2,016
Posted By jano
Careful, if you eat them, you'll get a severe GAS...

Careful, if you eat them, you'll get a severe GAS attack :D
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 12-12-2006
Replies: 40
Views: 4,258
Posted By jano
Not that young.. I'll be 29 in March :( But I...

Not that young.. I'll be 29 in March :( But I still feel and act like I'm 12. :bang:

Oh.. for me, just because I'm so posh.. it's aston martin, mbz, and bentley :D and jaguar, before they became...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 12-11-2006
Replies: 40
Views: 4,258
Posted By jano
If you have a way to test-handle the camera at a...

If you have a way to test-handle the camera at a nearby (or longer schlepp-distance) store, I'd highly recommend you do that. With you using longer focal lengths, perhaps an slr would be more...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 12-11-2006
Replies: 95
Views: 9,227
Posted By jano
Huck makes a good point :)

Huck makes a good point :)
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 12-11-2006
Replies: 95
Views: 9,227
Posted By jano
It looks more like paint chipping (ala back of an...

It looks more like paint chipping (ala back of an m camera) than a wear out.. *shrug*
Forum: RFF Polls 12-09-2006
Replies: 90
Views: 9,905
Posted By jano
Why don't they just curve the sensor to deal with...

Why don't they just curve the sensor to deal with the extreme angle? Or, perhaps, give the sensor a vibration synced with the shutter that would bend it temporarily as the light comes in.. :D
Forum: Zeiss Contax 12-08-2006
Replies: 13
Views: 1,455
Posted By jano
Wow, those are very good.. but I see what you...

Wow, those are very good.. but I see what you mean by the film choice.
Forum: Off Topic 12-07-2006
Replies: 39
Views: 1,760
Posted By jano
Where in OC are you?? :) I've never been to the...

Where in OC are you?? :) I've never been to the fair, and now I work just about 10 minutes from it.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 12-07-2006
Replies: 33
Views: 1,912
Posted By jano
I have this weird feeling the moon isn't a good...

I have this weird feeling the moon isn't a good way to test infinity focus... ????
Forum: Off Topic 12-06-2006
Replies: 39
Views: 1,760
Posted By jano
Hmm.. I dunno. Can't really place why I feel...

Hmm.. I dunno. Can't really place why I feel this way, maybe I'm weird. I've had people offer to buy some of my photos, happens on random occasion, but not often. It is flattering! But each time,...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 12-06-2006
Replies: 33
Views: 1,912
Posted By jano
Nah.. too much work :p Just send the ZI bill to...

Nah.. too much work :p Just send the ZI bill to him :D
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 12-05-2006
Replies: 10
Views: 1,289
Posted By jano
It looks like a fingerprint on the inside. My...

It looks like a fingerprint on the inside. My Iskra II came with one of those on the rear element, I just wiped it clean. :) But it could be worse... ?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-03-2006
Replies: 12
Views: 1,071
Posted By jano
Just take the camera to the walgreens or if you...

Just take the camera to the walgreens or if you have a ritz/wolf, take it there.. the majority of them should have a changing-tent, they can do it all for you by spooling it onto an empty cartridge. ...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 12-02-2006
Replies: 28
Views: 4,356
Posted By jano
I cannot help here.. but just wanted to chime in...

I cannot help here.. but just wanted to chime in with something. You know, it's funny. I took some tufa shots in September (different camera) there at mono lake, and nearly every one of them came...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 12-01-2006
Replies: 39
Views: 4,338
Posted By jano
Portra 160 is speed once considered high?...

Portra 160 is speed once considered high? :confused: When?
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 12-01-2006
Replies: 14
Views: 7,516
Posted By jano
I'd like a mamiya 6 as well, but clean ones seem...

I'd like a mamiya 6 as well, but clean ones seem to be rare :(
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 11-30-2006
Replies: 14
Views: 7,516
Posted By jano
second the iskra :)

second the iskra :)
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 11-30-2006
Replies: 32
Views: 2,159
Posted By jano
If these are critical, then I would honestly...

If these are critical, then I would honestly waste a couple bucks on a spare roll, if possible at all, to test it out. I hate getting or giving this bit of advice, but in this case it may be...
Forum: RFF News 11-30-2006
Replies: 2
Views: 3,077
Posted By jano
I have actually bought a couple things from them,...

I have actually bought a couple things from them, through phone purchase :) They had the contax G 45mm on sale there last year for only $150 or so.. brand new. Also picked up my ZI through them...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-30-2006
Replies: 103
Views: 7,767
Posted By jano
oh, okay, nevermind then. Was gonna see if we...

oh, okay, nevermind then. Was gonna see if we could find a way to get you to either scan some negs or test the sonnar :p
Forum: Zeiss Contax 11-30-2006
Replies: 17
Views: 1,348
Posted By jano
The 28 is a great lens. It is a jump wider than...

The 28 is a great lens. It is a jump wider than the 35. Both lenses are great. My dad has the silver label g1, when I get a chance, I'll try and see if it works.. I would think it should?

These...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-30-2006
Replies: 21
Views: 1,266
Posted By jano
Sorry to go askew in topic here... Thanks Jay...

Sorry to go askew in topic here...

Thanks Jay and Steve. I have two R lenses, 50 lux and 28 something or other here that I want to use.. and I've tried manually focusing with some of my L glass...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-30-2006
Replies: 103
Views: 7,767
Posted By jano
I want to post some color sonnar 1.5 shots for...

I want to post some color sonnar 1.5 shots for you, but I just cannot seem to get color scanning to work right anymore :( :( :( I had the lab scan for me on fuji frontier, but it's crap. All of it....
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-29-2006
Replies: 54
Views: 3,514
Posted By jano
flickr may be nice for uploading, but the...

flickr may be nice for uploading, but the interface makes no sense when browsing. It's horrible!
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-29-2006
Replies: 21
Views: 1,266
Posted By jano
How do you focus manually with the rebel? It's...

How do you focus manually with the rebel? It's not easy... :p
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 11-28-2006
Replies: 44
Views: 3,087
Posted By jano
What's a TA grip?

What's a TA grip?
Forum: Off Topic 11-28-2006
Replies: 35
Views: 1,607
Posted By jano
Make sure you go to a good doctor. Don't cheap...

Make sure you go to a good doctor. Don't cheap out on specials and what not, I've heard horror stories about these from my father (an ophthalmologist).
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-27-2006
Replies: 13
Views: 2,712
Posted By jano
Perhaps I should get a convertible now, while I'm...

Perhaps I should get a convertible now, while I'm young and still have some :D
Forum: Off Topic 11-27-2006
Replies: 39
Views: 3,318
Posted By jano
Notice how there's a macro button, too? I wonder...

Notice how there's a macro button, too? I wonder how they expect to macro with a 28mm equiv fov.. distorted like heck! Slow lens, too.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-26-2006
Replies: 17
Views: 1,447
Posted By jano
There's a nice one on sale in the classified now,...

There's a nice one on sale in the classified now, with hideous christmas wrapping paper :D
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 11-25-2006
Replies: 314
Views: 176,468
Posted By jano
Be gentle, it's my first time. I feel so...

Be gentle, it's my first time. I feel so dirty!

http://jano.smugmug.com/photos/112741145-L.jpg

http://jano.smugmug.com/photos/112741149-L.jpg
Forum: Off Topic 11-24-2006
Replies: 0
Views: 527
Posted By jano
ettl flashes -- wwwaaayyy OT :p

I've got two flashes right now, a sunpak 383 and a vivitar 283, use them with my canon dribble. I was looking at adding a third flash, and having it activate the other two via the "peanuts" (optical...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 11-24-2006
Replies: 8
Views: 1,017
Posted By jano
we'll still be here when you get home :D

we'll still be here when you get home :D
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 11-23-2006
Replies: 468
Views: 45,064
Posted By jano
I got to play with a yashicamat for a little.....

I got to play with a yashicamat for a little.. wow, it was fun :) But the ratchety film winding noise was a little annoying.. do the minolta or rollei make any noise when advancing film? I'm just...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 11-23-2006
Replies: 8
Views: 1,017
Posted By jano
I've used the sunpak with the G2. My sunpak...

I've used the sunpak with the G2. My sunpak comes in at.. less than 12v I think (my little brother has a voltmeter, and apparently, this flash will vary in voltage) so nothing appeared to be harmed....
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-22-2006
Replies: 22
Views: 1,624
Posted By jano
ode to iso 800+

Take a picture of some hair
like a stuffed toy or fuzzy bear
any picture with the f30
will not appear at all dirty
but rather like one big smear

:D
Forum: Off Topic 11-22-2006
Replies: 43
Views: 2,017
Posted By jano
Damn, that's fast! What part of the state do you...

Damn, that's fast! What part of the state do you live in? :D
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-22-2006
Replies: 38
Views: 3,938
Posted By jano
M6+b&w film+couple lenses and then just get a...

M6+b&w film+couple lenses and then just get a canon P&S dor $300-400 as the color camera :) That's about the point I'm at.

*cough*for vlad*cough*
50 lux 50 lux 50 lux 50 lux 50 lux 50 lux 50 lux 50...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 11-22-2006
Replies: 18
Views: 1,152
Posted By jano
Instead of a final rinse in photoflo or squeeging...

Instead of a final rinse in photoflo or squeeging the film, here's what he does:

combines photo-flo with a special water called "de-ionized" water.. this is water that's been stripped of ions, and...
Forum: Off Topic 11-21-2006
Replies: 43
Views: 2,017
Posted By jano
I flew over Big Bear on my way in from Vegas last...

I flew over Big Bear on my way in from Vegas last week.. there was no snow, and I don't think they're having a cold winter this year. Of course, I could be mistaken.

Kyle: careful what you wish...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 11-20-2006
Replies: 45
Views: 4,400
Posted By jano
I hadn't expected mine to last this long, first...

I hadn't expected mine to last this long, first time this has ever happened :) But hey, it's not often I get to brag about something I've got good :p
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 11-20-2006
Replies: 45
Views: 4,400
Posted By jano
I bought my ZI last november, and have easily run...

I bought my ZI last november, and have easily run 40 rolls since then (hey for me, that's a lot). I'm still on the same battery that came in the package..... *shrug*
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 11-20-2006
Replies: 24
Views: 3,321
Posted By jano
:p !siht gnitirw ekil tsuJ !thgil wol ni RLT a...

:p !siht gnitirw ekil tsuJ !thgil wol ni RLT a htiw esopmoc dna sucof ot gniyrt yzarc em evird dlouw tI.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 11-20-2006
Replies: 24
Views: 3,321
Posted By jano
:D !yltcaxE

:D !yltcaxE
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-20-2006
Replies: 2
Views: 697
Posted By jano
Did you or the lab scan those.. they look over...

Did you or the lab scan those.. they look over processed (hence the high contrast).
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 11-20-2006
Replies: 314
Views: 176,468
Posted By jano
Willie, it's a great lens :D I will try taking...

Willie, it's a great lens :D

I will try taking pictures of mine this weekend. I'm ready to sell my M2, which hasn't been used all year, so it'll provide good impetus.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 11-20-2006
Replies: 24
Views: 3,321
Posted By jano
!!!thgil wol ni taht gnisucof yrT (..xelfiellor...

!!!thgil wol ni taht gnisucof yrT

(..xelfiellor gnimussA)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-18-2006
Replies: 47
Views: 3,767
Posted By jano
I wonder if they have this for the ZI... would be...

I wonder if they have this for the ZI... would be great with my 85/2 nikkor... I can't focus it well.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 11-17-2006
Replies: 23
Views: 2,661
Posted By jano
I've got some here...

I've got some here (http://rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=30399&page=2).

I'm scanning ones from my hawaii trip now, will share if I get any decent shots :)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-17-2006
Replies: 10
Views: 1,143
Posted By jano
I taught my parents to use picasa :)

I taught my parents to use picasa :)
Forum: Zeiss Contax 11-17-2006
Replies: 56
Views: 4,821
Posted By jano
Frank, congratulations! I'm envious, happy, and,...

Frank, congratulations! I'm envious, happy, and, as raid put it, inspired :)

I pulled out months ago, the cost of everything for him to get me one camera with lens was well over $1,000. He...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 11-17-2006
Replies: 19
Views: 1,834
Posted By jano
yes, lettuce know how the grip is, I've been...

yes, lettuce know how the grip is, I've been considering getting one as well :)
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-09-2006
Replies: 73
Views: 7,579
Posted By jano
off topic...

Hey, Mark... I need another film user (http://photodeviants.com) to back me up! :D
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-09-2006
Replies: 48
Views: 5,320
Posted By jano
Oh my.. they look so.. 50's-70's vintage? :D ...

Oh my.. they look so.. 50's-70's vintage? :D Perhaps it's the solution to people looking to create the old-fashioned photographs, instead of chosing the older lenses and stuff, hahaha :)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-08-2006
Replies: 31
Views: 1,955
Posted By jano
How about going for speed instead of size? :angel:

How about going for speed instead of size? :angel:
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 11-08-2006
Replies: 13
Views: 2,911
Posted By jano
Cool beans :) I used foma 200 to test out my new...

Cool beans :) I used foma 200 to test out my new sonnar as well! What do you develop it in?

I would #3 a lot if the flower itself were sharper than the glass, but it works nice :)

Oh, oh.. try...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-04-2006
Replies: 49
Views: 2,391
Posted By jano
Well, that's actually 4, and I think the majority...

Well, that's actually 4, and I think the majority here would prefer

T.
N.
A.

vs "Peter" (where "peter" is like Johnson or whatever other silly euphamism :p)

:D Oh.. TNA is not the doctor's...
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