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Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-30-2019
Replies: 790
Views: 116,295
Posted By Laterna Magica
A fascinating thread! Unfortunately I've never...

A fascinating thread!
Unfortunately I've never had the chance to visit Vietnam so far. But these pictures make me feel I should save my money for a flight to Vietnam :).
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-30-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 516
Posted By Laterna Magica
It's misleading information. Because the unit...

It's misleading information.
Because the unit sales volume of Sony in the ILC market is still significantly lower compared to Nikon.
Sony only has a small advantage currently in revenue, because of...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-30-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 1,226
Posted By Laterna Magica
1. HHPhoto and Skiff are different persons. I...

1. HHPhoto and Skiff are different persons. I have met both at the last rff Photokina meeting.
2. I've just today finished a direct comparison of the "new" Catlabs film and Shanghai GP3. I've done...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-14-2018
Replies: 197
Views: 11,640
Posted By Laterna Magica
I can completely agree from my tests and many...

I can completely agree from my tests and many years of shooting with former E100G and the current Provia 100F and Velvias.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-14-2018
Replies: 181
Views: 30,302
Posted By Laterna Magica
Chris, good to know I am not the only one here...

Chris, good to know I am not the only one here with two F6 :).
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-14-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 630
Posted By Laterna Magica
Thanks! Most of these cameras I have not seen so...

Thanks!
Most of these cameras I have not seen so far :).
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-14-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 878
Posted By Laterna Magica
In can completely agree, Tim. Let's hope it...

In can completely agree, Tim.
Let's hope it works.
The huge success of Fujifilm instax in the young generation is mostly to a marketing strategy adressing exactly that group. And Fujifilm has also...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-09-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 1,479
Posted By Laterna Magica
ADOX is introducing a new film

There is a new high-resolution and very fine grained film from ADOX:

http://www.adox.de/Photo/adox-hr-50-en/

Looks quite interesting. I will certainly give it a try.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-09-2018
Replies: 181
Views: 30,302
Posted By Laterna Magica
Thanks Dave. There is one further recommendation...

Thanks Dave.

There is one further recommendation I can give: Add the MB-40 vertical grip (battery grip) to the F6. With the MB-40 it is the perfect camera.
With MB-40 you will benefit from
- optimal...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 09-07-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 1,252
Posted By Laterna Magica
Thank you all for your thoughts and...

Thank you all for your thoughts and assessments!
Very interesting to read.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-07-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 722
Posted By Laterna Magica
That is a good idea. Yes, I am interested and...

That is a good idea. Yes, I am interested and looking forward to meet other rff members!
I have send a pm to you.
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 09-07-2018
Replies: 37
Views: 1,212
Posted By Laterna Magica
Things are getting interesting here: Looks like...

Things are getting interesting here: Looks like Canon is going the route of having two different mounts in mirrorless:
1. The already existing one for APS-C line.
2. The new one for FF line.
And of...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-07-2018
Replies: 181
Views: 30,302
Posted By Laterna Magica
Thanks Dave :) . Honestly, it was a very rational...

Thanks Dave :) .
Honestly, it was a very rational decision. Because my first F6 has been working perfectly over all these years.
And as I am often shooting different film types at the same shooting...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 09-06-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 1,252
Posted By Laterna Magica
New 4x5 enlarging option by Intrepid

Intrepid has designed an option to use their 4x5 camera as an enlarger:
https://intrepidcamera.co.uk/blog/introducing-the-intrepid-enlarger

A kickstarter project is planned to make it happen.
As...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-06-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 722
Posted By Laterna Magica
Thank you for your insight!

Thank you for your insight!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-06-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 722
Posted By Laterna Magica
I know that my English is bad. I am not a native...

I know that my English is bad. I am not a native speaker. I am Austrian. Therefore it is not surprising at all that I may make similar mistakes in wording and grammar like other people from Austria,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-04-2018
Replies: 56
Views: 1,892
Posted By Laterna Magica
Very similar method is used by me: I take the...

Very similar method is used by me:
I take the shower head and shortly wash all four sides of the shower cubicle with water. By that
- the dust is washed away
- by evaporation of the water on the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-03-2018
Replies: 409
Views: 18,874
Posted By Laterna Magica
I can completely understand your feelings. I have...

I can completely understand your feelings. I have very similar feelings concerning my Kodachromes from the 80ies.
But what I was referring to in my post above:
I don't live exclusively in the past...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-02-2018
Replies: 409
Views: 18,874
Posted By Laterna Magica
A really nice thread with wonderful photos! I...

A really nice thread with wonderful photos!
I have used Kodachrome, too. Was my film of choice in the 80ies.
But I've moved forward in the beginning of the 90ies to Fujichrome Velvia and Fujichrome...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-02-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 1,140
Posted By Laterna Magica
I have also had problems with Lomography's 120...

I have also had problems with Lomography's 120 films. AFAIK their films are converted (cut and spooled) in China. The converting quality is not on the quality level of Fujifilm, Ilford, Kodak or...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-01-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 722
Posted By Laterna Magica
Thanks for your report! Sounds interesting.

Thanks for your report! Sounds interesting.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-01-2018
Replies: 54
Views: 4,212
Posted By Laterna Magica
Thanks for this information. Sometimes important...

Thanks for this information. Sometimes important informations about a certain product are hidden in a topic which is completely unrelated.

As the F6 is my favourite SLR, I am glad to read this news....
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-01-2018
Replies: 121
Views: 4,806
Posted By Laterna Magica
I have been only a "silent reader" of rff for...

I have been only a "silent reader" of rff for many years.
Now I have registered here to be able to participate.
I think that is a clear statement that rff is very relevant - for me :) .
And with so...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-01-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 326
Posted By Laterna Magica
Be relaxed. These "expiration dates" are not real...

Be relaxed.
These "expiration dates" are not real expiration dates, but a kind of "best before" and guarantee date. So the manufacturers guarantee best quality if you use them up to this date.
But it...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-01-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 722
Posted By Laterna Magica
As you've already been there: Do you like the...

As you've already been there: Do you like the shop?
Which experiences have you made?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-01-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 722
Posted By Laterna Magica
??? My name is not Jan. But I'm glad you like the...

???
My name is not Jan.
But I'm glad you like the info.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-31-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 722
Posted By Laterna Magica
New lab, film and film camera shop in Montreal !

I think that are very good news for film photographers in Montreal and the region around it:
A very nice new lab, film and used film camera shop, and even workshop space and classic darkroom:
Studio...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-31-2018
Replies: 197
Views: 11,640
Posted By Laterna Magica
There are some new examples on Kodak Alaris'...

There are some new examples on Kodak Alaris' instagram page:
https://www.instagram.com/kodakprofessional/
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-31-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 359
Posted By Laterna Magica
There is no general rule, unfortunately, which...

There is no general rule, unfortunately, which always fits.
It is really dependent on the storing conditions.
Long expired film, which has not been permanently cold stored or refrigerated, can be a...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-27-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 1,099
Posted By Laterna Magica
You have nailed it! I can completely agree. And I...

You have nailed it!
I can completely agree.
And I also hope for an Agfa APX 25 successor made by Adox.

But in the last years I have also enjoyed Adox CMS 20 II in Adox Adotech developer very much. I...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-27-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 1,099
Posted By Laterna Magica
Very nice shot! I have used APX 25 in the past,...

Very nice shot!
I have used APX 25 in the past, too. Outstanding film.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-27-2018
Replies: 197
Views: 11,640
Posted By Laterna Magica
I am looking forward to the new Ektachrome. Will...

I am looking forward to the new Ektachrome. Will definitely buy and test lots of rolls.
I hope it is close to the E100G emulsion. I liked that.
I have always used much more Provia 100F than E100G...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-27-2018
Replies: 32
Views: 1,310
Posted By Laterna Magica
I completely agree. Fujifilm C200 and Superia...

I completely agree.
Fujifilm C200 and Superia X-Tra 400 are excellent films. Due to my tests and experience using them for several years they have finer grain, better sharpness and better resolution...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-27-2018
Replies: 1
Views: 322
Posted By Laterna Magica
Thank you very much for that surprising (at least...

Thank you very much for that surprising (at least for me) information.
I had thought that Fujifilm has concentrated their whole film production in their film factory in Tokyo.
That they are...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-27-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 1,114
Posted By Laterna Magica
Unfortunately I have so far never been in...

Unfortunately I have so far never been in Australia. I hope this will change in the forseeable future :) .
Threads like this are really helpful not only for those in Australia who intend to start...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-27-2018
Replies: 127
Views: 64,476
Posted By Laterna Magica
When I was working in the UK, I've used AG...

When I was working in the UK, I've used AG Photographic. Good shop.
Since I have moved to the continent, I am using Fotoimpex. And I am very satiesfied with them. Excellent service, very fair prices,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-27-2018
Replies: 2
Views: 281
Posted By Laterna Magica
+1. It's excellent information for film shooters...

+1.
It's excellent information for film shooters visiting NZ.
Thanks for making that list!
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 08-27-2018
Replies: 273
Views: 12,773
Posted By Laterna Magica
It is a combination of several factors. Also...

It is a combination of several factors. Also emitting wave lenghts of the light source, light intensity, extremely close distance between the monitor / screen of the EVF and the eye play a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-26-2018
Replies: 181
Views: 30,302
Posted By Laterna Magica
I've bought my second new one just some days...

I've bought my second new one just some days later, also from Nikon Europe :). Serial number is 003557x.
My first one I've bought ten years ago, with serial number of 003142x.
I have been so much...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 08-26-2018
Replies: 273
Views: 12,773
Posted By Laterna Magica
I've used Sony, Fuji, Olympus mirroless cameras...

I've used Sony, Fuji, Olympus mirroless cameras in the past a lot.
But unfortunately with all of them I've got headaches and eye strain when I've used them more intensively / for longer periods.
That...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 08-26-2018
Replies: 273
Views: 12,773
Posted By Laterna Magica
In general: The higher the lines / the more near...

In general: The higher the lines / the more near to the top, the better. Because the higher the transferred contrast is.
And second: The more even without interruptions (and falling down parts) the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-26-2018
Replies: 66
Views: 2,792
Posted By Laterna Magica
Hasselblad X-Pan / Fuji TX-1. Contax 645. I...

Hasselblad X-Pan / Fuji TX-1.
Contax 645.



I don't have any problems with that in general. As the interest in classic film photography is increasing again, rising prices are just a normal market...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-26-2018
Replies: 353
Views: 23,683
Posted By Laterna Magica
1. Nikon F4 2. Nikon F6 3. Rolleiflex 2.8 4....

1. Nikon F4
2. Nikon F6
3. Rolleiflex 2.8
4. Rollei 35
5. Linhof Technika

All of them have set benchmarks in their class at the time.
And the Rolleiflex 2.8 (also in its last model which was...
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