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Forum: Photography General Interest 8 Hours Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 346
Posted By retinax
Sorry, Peter, for the mix-up, nothing to do with...

Sorry, Peter, for the mix-up, nothing to do with your post. Edited.
But incidentally what you write here,
"For greater clarity (some people do not "do" irony) and just in case my motives in making...
Forum: Photography General Interest 20 Hours Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 346
Posted By retinax
This is a post I did not read¹

I know we have much better writers than myself, please contribute!


¹Comment by Out to Lunch in the "This is a picture I did not take"-thread...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 20 Hours Ago
Replies: 751
Views: 39,284
Posted By retinax
I'd prefer that, too. My Canon 7 goes down to...

I'd prefer that, too. My Canon 7 goes down to 0.7m. But then I'm interested because it promises to be a great lens, not because it's a replica of something... I'd also prefer multi-coated... but also...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 1 Day Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 464
Posted By retinax
I'll run with a Freudian slip interpretation, the...

I'll run with a Freudian slip interpretation, the alternative of the two sounds being similar to a German ear and still to my mind as well is more embarrassing. So yes, let's fight about this....
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 1 Day Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 464
Posted By retinax
Great idea for a thread! Will you start it or...

Great idea for a thread! Will you start it or should I?

I like the website linked in the OP, inspiring. I had never fought about that writing can work so well to convey a visual impression,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Days Ago
Replies: 51
Views: 1,944
Posted By retinax
Helen, you must do what feels right for you. But...

Helen, you must do what feels right for you. But a suggestion: have you thought about setting up a darkroom? Making wet prints for me is what I shoot film for. And I agree with what someone mentioned...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Days Ago
Replies: 751
Views: 39,284
Posted By retinax
I'm sure they won't hand-grind them, now that...

I'm sure they won't hand-grind them, now that aspherical surfaces can be made precisely by computer controlled machines. What would be the advantage? This degree of authenticity doesn't seem to be...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 3 Days Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 404
Posted By retinax
:D and a few character a to satisfy the forum...

:D and a few character a to satisfy the forum software.
Forum: DIYS Modifications 3 Days Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 697
Posted By retinax
Cool project! It may be irrelevant in practice...

Cool project! It may be irrelevant in practice but in theory, wouldn't it be better to have the cameras converge with their fronts so the lenses are closer together? Should be possible with the two...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 3 Days Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 404
Posted By retinax
I'm fairly certain there's an adapter on it, they...

I'm fairly certain there's an adapter on it, they aren't very substantial and you could certainly mistake one as part of the lens. Google ltm-m adapters to get an idea what they look like.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Days Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 601
Posted By retinax
I think you've actually got reticulation, and...

I think you've actually got reticulation, and reading this: "the bathtub got pretty hot for a moment (the hot knob spun to fast and got hot too quickly into the tank" it's not surprising. Little harm...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Days Ago
Replies: 87
Views: 3,091
Posted By retinax
Hmm I still see no online shop there, probably...

Hmm I still see no online shop there, probably they hide it due to my non-UK IP address. Too bad.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Days Ago
Replies: 87
Views: 3,091
Posted By retinax
I don't see an online shop on Ilford's website,...

I don't see an online shop on Ilford's website, could you point me somewhere?
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 1 Week Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 1,283
Posted By retinax
I don't see the distortion but I see weak left...

I don't see the distortion but I see weak left sides in most of the pictures, could be the scanner if these are film, or could be the lens; and bokeh I don't like, but that's subjective of course.
...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 1 Week Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 188
Posted By retinax
So half-mirrors or whatever they're called, huh?...

So half-mirrors or whatever they're called, huh? My advice about identifying the coated side still applies. Avoid touching the coated side if you can. In my limited experience many of them are not as...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 784
Posted By retinax
Konica off-road, and comparable worksite cameras...

Konica off-road, and comparable worksite cameras by Nikon and Fuji should survive something like that fine and have much much better lenses. Heck, any cheap p&s has a much better lens and many can be...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 1 Week Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 188
Posted By retinax
Are you talking about SLRs/TLRs? There's...

Are you talking about SLRs/TLRs? There's absolutely no point in cleaning the bottom of the mirror and you have to be extremely careful cleaning the top surface. These mirrors have a silver layer on...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 1 Week Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 398
Posted By retinax
Yes I think it's likely that your rangefinder...

Yes I think it's likely that your rangefinder focusing will be fine now for all distances, I just wanted to caution against relying on the scale and infinity hard stop under these circumstances....
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 1 Week Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 398
Posted By retinax
Congrats! But are you taking for granted that...

Congrats! But are you taking for granted that infinity focus according to the scale one the lens/the hard stop is more accurate than by the rangefinder? It's possible but I think less likely than...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 90
Views: 4,203
Posted By retinax
So KA knew that the packaging was bad? As they...

So KA knew that the packaging was bad? As they changed it some time before 10.07. (lets assume that's October 7 as it ended up on the US market). When did the warning /acknowledgement appear on...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 1 Week Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 398
Posted By retinax
I'm positive that if he can't get it done with...

I'm positive that if he can't get it done with the hammer, he has an angle grinder at hand.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 1 Week Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 398
Posted By retinax
You had the rough side of the ground glass sit on...

You had the rough side of the ground glass sit on the film rails, yes? And you saw a horizontal double image? Well then the RF needs adjusting. I don't know how it's done but it's usually not very...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 1 Week Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 398
Posted By retinax
Regarding the focusing feel, try untightening the...

Regarding the focusing feel, try untightening the screws that hold the focusing ring a little. They severely affect the focusing stiffness on the RD. But of course real damage seems a possibility.
I...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 750
Posted By retinax
I'd expect stripes orthogonal to the shutter's...

I'd expect stripes orthogonal to the shutter's direction of travel, not parallel. The only way I can see a shutter causing this is if there is fuzz overhanging the small opening at fast speeds, i.e....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 750
Posted By retinax
Tell us more! Is this new film? Developed...

Tell us more! Is this new film? Developed yourself?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 90
Views: 4,203
Posted By retinax
That sounds horrible and I don't understand how...

That sounds horrible and I don't understand how that could pass QC. I also don't understand why you ruined two more rolls after the first one... In any case I'd give Fomadon Excel a chance if you can...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 1,765
Posted By retinax
I succumbed to the GAS and today received a late...

I succumbed to the GAS and today received a late model IIa, the one that has the wheels for aperture and shutter speed like the Favorit but no light meter. It's well used, worn film holder spring and...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 1,522
Posted By retinax
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread...

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=169205 you'll especially want to read post 11
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 305
Posted By retinax
No, there's also hoodcalc.xls (Google it). It's...

No, there's also hoodcalc.xls (Google it). It's intended to calculate lens hoods, can of course be used to calculate if anything would vignette, as long as you know the dimensions.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 223
Posted By retinax
J. T. perhaps thought it might be mechanically...

J. T. perhaps thought it might be mechanically damaged, if so it might not be possible to repair, that won't be different with another repair person. If it just need fresh lube, any repair person can...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 332
Posted By retinax
Whatever you decide, make sure to try it before...

Whatever you decide, make sure to try it before you spend lots of money. Results from that lens might not look as nice on digital as they do on film, and you might not like the workflow, especially...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 756
Posted By retinax
I congratulte the people at Ferrania and everyone...

I congratulte the people at Ferrania and everyone who has been waiting for this. I like the packaging. Won't be using the film anytime soon on my current budget.
Does anyone know if L'avventura was...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 261
Posted By retinax
Haha this is setting off all my bs detectors. Are...

Haha this is setting off all my bs detectors. Are these the people who think you can't get film any more? Anyway you can check if you can still buy it, the shops would know. And don't be too certain...
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 704
Posted By retinax
I see "Rollie" quite frequently on the the...

I see "Rollie" quite frequently on the the English language forums. That's not entirely uncommon as a term of endearment for Rollstuhl, "rolling chair", wheelchair. Rollt mir die Zehennägel hoch...
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 704
Posted By retinax
I see "Rollie" quite frequently on the the...

I see "Rollie" quite frequently on the the English language forums...
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 704
Posted By retinax
A sequel on wheelchairs and TLRs maybe?

A sequel on wheelchairs and TLRs maybe?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 1,476
Posted By retinax
That actually contradicts the description. The...

That actually contradicts the description. The explanation why it worked for you is probably that your eyes can accommodate, you don't need reading glasses, do you? That just puts the focusing screen...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 1,476
Posted By retinax
My experience regarding SLRs vs rangefinders is...

My experience regarding SLRs vs rangefinders is the opposite of yours, and that's also what makes theoretical sense to me.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 704
Posted By retinax
I totally agree, Brett, if you are actually able...

I totally agree, Brett, if you are actually able to adjust infinity and close range, of course you should check both. I was under the impression that the OP could at best do some shimming of the...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 704
Posted By retinax
Because as you say it's hard to see variations at...

Because as you say it's hard to see variations at infinity, why not do the adjustment at close distance, as long as one doesn't want and need to work on the "slope" of focusing? That is of course...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 704
Posted By retinax
50m or infinity is a tiny difference on a 50mm, I...

50m or infinity is a tiny difference on a 50mm, I wonder how you could even make that out with certainty. Is focus also noticeably off at minimum focus distance? I'd start there, much more noticeable...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-30-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,765
Posted By retinax
Oof you all are giving me GAS. I wonder why the...

Oof you all are giving me GAS.
I wonder why the good people of Zeiss never gave the Ikoflex a Planar or some other higher quality lens. Any ideas?
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 10-30-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 899
Posted By retinax
You could focus (hah) on that and use an add-on...

You could focus (hah) on that and use an add-on viewfinder for framing.The usual 105mm lens on a 6x9 folder is a bit wider than the easy to find finders for 50 on 135 though, but should be workable.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-29-2019
Replies: 76
Views: 1,902
Posted By retinax
I disagree because I have never heard an...

I disagree because I have never heard an argument, let alone a convincing one, why nation states should be the bearer of a right to pollute or a duty to keep clean. Should China and Liechtenstein...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-29-2019
Replies: 76
Views: 1,902
Posted By retinax
I had to read it two more times... I'll get...

I had to read it two more times... I'll get myself a beer from the fridge to loosen up a bit now.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-29-2019
Replies: 76
Views: 1,902
Posted By retinax
I quite agree with what you say about the camera...

I quite agree with what you say about the camera industry being hardly relevant. So I'm sorry to single out your post. But I must disagree with the part underlined, that's a very comforting thing to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-29-2019
Replies: 76
Views: 1,902
Posted By retinax
?? Home insulation can save one serious chunk of...

?? Home insulation can save one serious chunk of energy consumption. Of course the environmental impact depends on what is used for insulation.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 10-29-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 899
Posted By retinax
Not all are, I have an original Kodak Retina...

Not all are, I have an original Kodak Retina add-on one as well as some simple 6x9 folder that almost require poking the damn thing in your eye. You need one with a large "eyepiece" hole. Well,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-29-2019
Replies: 76
Views: 1,902
Posted By retinax
Until proven otherwise, I'll assume that camera...

Until proven otherwise, I'll assume that camera makers are as bad as any industry. Yes, we should pressure them to do better, but there's little leverage because in choosing such specialized tools,...
Forum: Travel 10-27-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 710
Posted By retinax
Wow, absolute insanity. In a good way. Well,...

Wow, absolute insanity. In a good way. Well, except for exposing vintage cars to salt, and modding them to death in the first place. Great photography, too!
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 10-27-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 282
Posted By retinax
Expose a sheet of this paper to room light and...

Expose a sheet of this paper to room light and develop it, that will tell you if it's the paper. Actually, better expose it under the enlarger in steps, but with the head further up, because if it...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 10-19-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 808
Posted By retinax
Because not that many buyers of the lenses bought...

Because not that many buyers of the lenses bought filters and hoods, and of those who did, many must have damaged or lost them, put them in a drawer and not thought they would be worth anything when...
Forum: RFF News 10-19-2019
Replies: 87
Views: 5,727
Posted By retinax
Agreed. I guess they must have higher markups now...

Agreed. I guess they must have higher markups now in many US states compared to Europe because they price differences don't reflect the differences in sales tax, I think (too lazy to verify, but that...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-18-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 2,817
Posted By retinax
I feel similarly. One part of it is the frame...

I feel similarly.
One part of it is the frame lines for a 50 are smaller than the (always full) matte screen, on most RFs. Size of the VF image makes a big difference. The Canon P with its 1:1 VF...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-16-2019
Replies: 443
Views: 233,363
Posted By retinax
Absolutely stunning work, Brendan!

Absolutely stunning work, Brendan!
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-15-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 502
Posted By retinax
Right I didn't realize there were no cheap...

Right I didn't realize there were no cheap adapters, they all seem to have the helical that you'd need for the 50mm lenses.
Regarding cases I don't see how that's specific to this lens, it'll fit in...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-15-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 3,602
Posted By retinax
ISO 800 with normal contrast, rather than...

ISO 800 with normal contrast, rather than designed to be pushed, would be interesting to me. As would be a a black and white film with inherently limited density so highlights will never block...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-15-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 502
Posted By retinax
Are you sure you mean a case, or rather a rear...

Are you sure you mean a case, or rather a rear cap? Cases are plentiful. If you can't find a fitting rear cap, a cheap adapter to, for example, Sony E mount and the respective rear cap could work....
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-13-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 490
Posted By retinax
The sensor is behind a shutter, made of metal.

The sensor is behind a shutter, made of metal.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-13-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 490
Posted By retinax
I don't see how that would make a difference,...

I don't see how that would make a difference, it's not a live view camera where the sensor is completely exposed when it's on.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-13-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 490
Posted By retinax
On the beach, yo probably shoot with a small...

On the beach, yo probably shoot with a small aperture and have large homogeneous areas in the pictures. These are ideal conditions to notice dust spots that may have been there before, unnoticed. But...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-12-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,050
Posted By retinax
I don't think it's reticulation. I have never...

I don't think it's reticulation. I have never seen it in person, but examples on the internet look different and it's said that it's hard to get reticulation with modern films. Certainly a few...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 10-12-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 907
Posted By retinax
The best looking camera of all times.

The best looking camera of all times.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-11-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 571
Posted By retinax
With a tripod, I'd use scale focus on either type...

With a tripod, I'd use scale focus on either type of camera in most landscape situations, so it doesn't matter much...
Forum: Optics Theory - 10-09-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,245
Posted By retinax
Looks about right, that's what you get when you...

Looks about right, that's what you get when you change your position between the shots so the nearest can is the same size in the pictures.

If the camera was in the same position for the 24mm...
Forum: Optics Theory - 10-09-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,245
Posted By retinax
You're wrong. For instance a 35 on APS-C and a 50...

You're wrong. For instance a 35 on APS-C and a 50 on FF give the same image, if we leave depth of field out of it. Exactly because "focal length is not same as field of view". Please do try it...
Forum: Optics Theory - 10-09-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,245
Posted By retinax
Non-retrofocus wide angles can be quite good with...

Non-retrofocus wide angles can be quite good with few elements if slow, and yes they need to be close to the film, so don't work on SLRs, nor do they work well on any digital cameras because the...
Forum: Optics Theory - 10-09-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,245
Posted By retinax
No, to reiterate: a 35 for aps-c is not a wide....

No, to reiterate: a 35 for aps-c is not a wide. Maybe stop thinking in terms of focal length, think in terms of angle of view. A 35 that's made for Aps-c could be the same design as a 50 for full...
Forum: Optics Theory - 10-09-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,245
Posted By retinax
False premise - a 35 for aps-c is not a wide,...

False premise - a 35 for aps-c is not a wide, it's a normal.
Forum: Travel 10-07-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 858
Posted By retinax
Have you posted these before? Look familiar...

Have you posted these before? Look familiar somehow.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-07-2019
Replies: 751
Views: 39,284
Posted By retinax
Sorry to rain on your parade but this cliché must...

Sorry to rain on your parade but this cliché must die. Mandarin speakers usually have no problems distinguishing r and l in English, Japanese speakers and AFAIK speakers of some Chinese dialects may,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-06-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,050
Posted By retinax
This is dangerous advice. Fixing time should be...

This is dangerous advice. Fixing time should be at least twice the clearing time. Clearing time needs to be measured as comparison, not just eyeballed, how to: see here:...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-06-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,326
Posted By retinax
How is an old car...no auto transmission...not a...

How is an old car...no auto transmission...not a "motorcycle?"
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-06-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,050
Posted By retinax
Your developer and film are plenty good. It looks...

Your developer and film are plenty good. It looks under-fixed. That means that the scanner software or you have to increase contrast a lot because the shadows drown in the remaining silver stain....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-06-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,050
Posted By retinax
Could you clean up your post a bit? you say the...

Could you clean up your post a bit? you say the Plustek is not working, then there's a link supposedly to scans made with it. And there's overlap between pictures you linked, not clear what is...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 10-01-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 489
Posted By retinax
Thank you all for the advice, I tried it all and...

Thank you all for the advice, I tried it all and what worked was inspired by what julio1fer wrote. A piece of thick stiff plastic foil taped to the back of the film, just using it to get it started...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 09-29-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 489
Posted By retinax
Very curly 120 film, can't get it on the reel

The title says it, this roll of Tri-X, a few years expired, does not want to leave its curled up state. I cant get it started on the Paterson reel. It's back in the safety of its backing paper for...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-29-2019
Replies: 79
Views: 2,873
Posted By retinax
I'm not so sure about having just someone doing...

I'm not so sure about having just someone doing it under license. Apart from the cost and difficulty there's also the issue of trust. I'd need a lot of confidence in the maker do make it right and...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 09-29-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,300
Posted By retinax
Ask yourself this: When you look at another...

Ask yourself this: When you look at another photographer's work, in a gallery or book, will you be one of the sticklers who ask if everything was printed full frame? If not, why impose such...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-27-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 2,305
Posted By retinax
Well that's probably how they break, if they...

Well that's probably how they break, if they break. Look at your specimen. The focusing lever is in the way of the back when focused at mid distances.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-27-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 2,305
Posted By retinax
You're so lucky! I've got one in much worse...

You're so lucky! I've got one in much worse condition, but it works after some diy work. My screen and mirror are very dark, how's yours? It's a fragile camera in some ways. Be very careful to have...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-26-2019
Replies: 9,107
Views: 896,132
Posted By retinax
How cool! Please introduce this to us in a...

How cool! Please introduce this to us in a separate thread!
Forum: Chris Crawford 09-26-2019
Replies: 119
Views: 4,807
Posted By retinax
To my eyes some grit and grain from film suits...

To my eyes some grit and grain from film suits your clean compositions extremely well! Will we see more of this in the Fort Wayne thread?
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-25-2019
Replies: 0
Views: 599
Posted By retinax
"The Camera as a Weapon" documentary on Iran-Iraq war on Arte

Interesting documentary about Irani photographer Saeid Sadeghi who got pulled into the war machine. Propaganda or reporting? Seems to me that his photographs were so effectively used as propaganda...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-25-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 974
Posted By retinax
Yes I think when split-grade printing, the soft...

Yes I think when split-grade printing, the soft exposure makes sure that no highlights get blown. Pre-flashing the paper is another useful tool in the box here. Both comes at the expense of soft...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-25-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 974
Posted By retinax
I think it's all been said, delta 400 doesn't...

I think it's all been said, delta 400 doesn't have the resolution of tmy-2, and if you don't have any specific reasons, might as well to for what's cheaper.
If like to hear your thoughts about why...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-23-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,206
Posted By retinax
Look at prints. Best hold them in your hands....

Look at prints. Best hold them in your hands. Either your own work, or a friend's, or at least a gallery or a book.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-21-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 478
Posted By retinax
That's like using your shoes or watch or frying...

That's like using your shoes or watch or frying pan one shot. Fixer is formulated to be re-used. No downside to it.



That seems risky. Conventional wisdom is to fix for at least twice the clearing...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 09-18-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 583
Posted By retinax
Mine had issues that I traced back to the range...

Mine had issues that I traced back to the range switch that is operated with the little wheel next to the eyepiece. Cleaning the contacts and bending the spring to give it some pressure again revived...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 09-18-2019
Replies: 136
Views: 9,620
Posted By retinax
Great photography, and I admire your dedication...

Great photography, and I admire your dedication and courage in approaching people.
I hope my honesty is not unwelcome when I say that I think you should go easier on the clarity slider or sharpening...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 09-12-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,236
Posted By retinax
Focusing a 7 works great with or without glasses....

Focusing a 7 works great with or without glasses. The RF patch may not be as sharp-edged as on a Bessa, but also doesn't disappear if your eye isn't exactly centered as on the Bessa R. The incidence...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-09-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 895
Posted By retinax
The shutter is a bit in front of the focal plane,...

The shutter is a bit in front of the focal plane, i.e. depending on the focal lens, the sun should be focused on the shutter curtain when the focus for the film plane is at intermediate or near...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 09-04-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 1,387
Posted By retinax
I don't like it. Photography should not be a...

I don't like it. Photography should not be a competition, and likes for unknown reasons are meaningless. RFF is a flourishing little niche of the internet where we don't care much about what the...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-02-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,269
Posted By retinax
Cool stuff! I had forgotten about soap box cars....

Cool stuff! I had forgotten about soap box cars. Getting old enough to take silly **** like that seriously.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-30-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1,003
Posted By retinax
She's lucky! Get her a 35mm or wider lens. When I...

She's lucky!
Get her a 35mm or wider lens. When I was a kid, using a 50 was very hard. It requires too much abstraction to make good pictures. It's neither wide enough to get in all you see nor long...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-16-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,160
Posted By retinax
Common, relatively cheap SR44s have about the...

Common, relatively cheap SR44s have about the right thickness and just require some cardboard or an O-ring around the circumference to remain properly seated in a battery chamber made for the 625...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 08-15-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 688
Posted By retinax
What happens with rangefinder image when the lens...

What happens with rangefinder image when the lens is at infinity or vice veraa?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-12-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 244
Posted By retinax
Black and white developer should get something...

Black and white developer should get something from any film stock, enough the read the edge markings. But you can identify colour neg film by the orange mask.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-08-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 928
Posted By retinax
I don't think that you see mainly colour...

I don't think that you see mainly colour determines that you must make colour photographs. You could also consciously take a step away from that and might arrive at more thoughtful use of the gray...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-08-2019
Replies: 751
Views: 39,284
Posted By retinax
Agreed. Although even if a little more expensive,...

Agreed. Although even if a little more expensive, the looks play in favor of this lens; soooo much nicer than the pseudo-vintage CV. That looks like it's inspired by the worst of German design of the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-08-2019
Replies: 54
Views: 1,298
Posted By retinax
I see. Perhaps the hole in the plastic, where the...

I see. Perhaps the hole in the plastic, where the steel ball sits, is damaged.

Some more random advice regarding reels and tanks, although probably not your issue:
Only moving one half of the reel...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-08-2019
Replies: 54
Views: 1,298
Posted By retinax
Not sure what you mean here, you should cut the...

Not sure what you mean here, you should cut the leader off and possibly round the corners, or even start from the end as Erik suggests, although that's not practical in a changing bag. Leaders from...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-08-2019
Replies: 54
Views: 1,298
Posted By retinax
Try thoroughly cleaning the reels you have....

Try thoroughly cleaning the reels you have. Although I don't understand why, as everything used for developing is nicely soluble in water, they do get dirty. Some people report success with the...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-30-2019
Replies: 85
Views: 4,528
Posted By retinax
I like its look, but see no other reason to buy...

I like its look, but see no other reason to buy it instead of an M10, which is the better camera, if you want to spend that kind of money.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 07-29-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 1,843
Posted By retinax
The modern Voigtländer lenses named "Ultron"...

The modern Voigtländer lenses named "Ultron" don't have anything special in common optical design wise. And these are wide angles have nothing in common with the old 50mm Ultron. It's just a label.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-29-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 1,041
Posted By retinax
Great success story! Canada balsam does dissolve...

Great success story! Canada balsam does dissolve in alcohols, but modern cements need nasty stuff.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-29-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 1,041
Posted By retinax
I seem to remember reading, probably on photrio,...

I seem to remember reading, probably on photrio, that some people preferred prolonged soaking in nasty solvents for separating elements bonded with modern cements. No risk of physical damage that way.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-28-2019
Replies: 751
Views: 39,284
Posted By retinax
Horrible rings around oof highlights, only very...

Horrible rings around oof highlights, only very slightly worse from the replica:eek:

I'm kidding, who cares. These all look lovely, and the difference in contrast from modern coatings is smaller...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-26-2019
Replies: 751
Views: 39,284
Posted By retinax
I see some vintage character in the images, maybe...

I see some vintage character in the images, maybe the boke, but the contrast from modern coatings. Similar the the C-Sonnar and the Elmar-M, in this way. I like it.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-26-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 842
Posted By retinax
Come to think of it, the best casual "portraits"...

Come to think of it, the best casual "portraits" I've done in a while were of friends when we were all pretty drunk. They have some technical deficiencies but the relaxed mood really shows ;)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-26-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 338
Posted By retinax
The red safe lights are for handling black and...

The red safe lights are for handling black and white photo paper, and orthochromatic films, those aren't your normal black and white films nowadays. If your film was safe to use in red safe light, it...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-26-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 338
Posted By retinax
"Completely black negatives with no edge...

"Completely black negatives with no edge markings" sounds like your film was exposed to room light at some point..
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-26-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 323
Posted By retinax
How was it scanned? Is that negative very low...

How was it scanned? Is that negative very low contrast by any chance, so contrast had to be boosted a lot in post? I suspect it may be that, perhaps grain aliasing from scanning that was boosted a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-25-2019
Replies: 222
Views: 50,538
Posted By retinax
Nice picture! Did the supposedly-coupled-to-AF...

Nice picture! Did the supposedly-coupled-to-AF matrix metering arrive at this exposure by itself? Or did you compensate?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-25-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 1,766
Posted By retinax
I don't have any Leica but I have brought two...

I don't have any Leica but I have brought two cameras on vacation. Fast and slow film, but mainly to avoid changing lenses and the little bit of anxiety of dropping one. I mostly end up walking...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-24-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 690
Posted By retinax
Lol. Weren't passport photo-graphers replaced...

Lol.

Weren't passport photo-graphers replaced by "robots" 40, 50 years ago?
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 07-23-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 8,125
Posted By retinax
These pictures show beautiful rendering. Are the...

These pictures show beautiful rendering.
Are the spots definitely on the negative or could it be a scanning problem? Is there anything on the lens? Look through it against a light source, preferably...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-23-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 980
Posted By retinax
I guess "burping" the lid on the Paterson tank...

I guess "burping" the lid on the Paterson tank doesn't help with the warm soup, it warms up the air inside which then expands... well that sucks.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-23-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 842
Posted By retinax
Something I struggle with myself. Keeping at it...

Something I struggle with myself. Keeping at it has yielded a few decent photos eventually, might have s.t. to do with the person getting used to it, not tensing up any more...

I suspect that with...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 07-23-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 438
Posted By retinax
My impression from my set of four JIS...

My impression from my set of four JIS screwdrivers is that, unlike Philips, the angles at the tips are the same for all sizes, just the very point is cut off for the larger ones. That means that the...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 07-22-2019
Replies: 229
Views: 62,468
Posted By retinax
Quality contributions as usual, Brambling! What...

Quality contributions as usual, Brambling! What is this Type 17 film? Very slow from the looks of it?
I need to use my J-8. The Canon P is loaded, but no time...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-22-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,770
Posted By retinax
It says Gemini 10 lost a Hasselblad SWC in space....

It says Gemini 10 lost a Hasselblad SWC in space. For a while, Earth had the moon, an SWC and just very few other satellites orbiting it. Beautiful thought. :angel:
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-22-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 688
Posted By retinax
This is what I used to do when shooting digital....

This is what I used to do when shooting digital. Now I only do black and white, because it's beautiful and I can print it in the darkroom. But sometimes I come across something that makes me want to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-21-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,770
Posted By retinax
Well, outgassing is not a severe problem in the...

Well, outgassing is not a severe problem in the typical applications.
But anyway lubricants certainly weren't a major problem for the Hasselblads, because a) they wouldn't reach all too extreme...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-20-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,646
Posted By retinax
What you're looking for isn't mid-sized, it's...

What you're looking for isn't mid-sized, it's tiny for a 35. I don't think there was a Trip-sized 35mm full frame camera before the Trip, which was touted being as small as a half frame, except...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-18-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,770
Posted By retinax
Ok, I see you have the better arguments.

Ok, I see you have the better arguments.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-18-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,770
Posted By retinax
It becomes clearer when you think about why the...

It becomes clearer when you think about why the moon has these more extreme surface temps compared to earth. The power input from the sun is similar enough. But objects in full sun on the moon can't...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-18-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,770
Posted By retinax
I got curious about how the film (there's no...

I got curious about how the film (there's no reason a mechanical camera would suffer except lubricants, which can simply be taken out) would survive heat. Simply answer, the cameras were shielded in...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-18-2019
Replies: 73
Views: 3,875
Posted By retinax
Count me among the agnostics, to me it seems like...

Count me among the agnostics, to me it seems like a solution in search of a problem. It doesn't take less space or time than a normal tank. And a normal tank doesn't require a darkroom to load, a...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-18-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 3,144
Posted By retinax
Yes! Ltm please. Larger market, simple adapter to...

Yes! Ltm please. Larger market, simple adapter to M.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-18-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 3,144
Posted By retinax
This is a 35. I, too, wonder why this hasn't...

This is a 35.
I, too, wonder why this hasn't happened earlier. But it is happening now. My guess is that as computer controlled manufacturing techniques have gotten cheaper and easier to implement...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-18-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,120
Posted By retinax
Maybe they're not charging me sales tax due to my...

Maybe they're not charging me sales tax due to my foreign IP address? Still a decent price me thinks. How odd that Fuji is more expensive than in Europe, isn't there an FTA?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-18-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,120
Posted By retinax
At least the Portra is cheaper than in Europe, in...

At least the Portra is cheaper than in Europe, in absolute terms (not PPP-adjusted). As is TMY-2 at AUS 9.09 at Walkens.
Average wages, as well as minimum wages, are higher in Australia than in most...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-18-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,120
Posted By retinax
Ah you're right, I fell for a random place that...

Ah you're right, I fell for a random place that was very expensive. 135-36 TMY-2 for AUS 9.09, that's cheaper than anything in Europe and similar to the cheapest sources in the US. It think it's...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-18-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,120
Posted By retinax
Retail prices in Aus do appear very high in...

Retail prices in Aus do appear very high in international comparison, even after factoring in the current exchange rates. Why? And what prevents you from importing yourselves? Even at current...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-18-2019
Replies: 212
Views: 8,323
Posted By retinax
The Minolta AF SLR mount was used on the digital...

The Minolta AF SLR mount was used on the digital Sony SLRs before the A7. The A7, being mirrorless, would be giving away a lot of potential if it used an slr mount with long register. I think there...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-17-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 1,775
Posted By retinax
There are smaller, cheap canon EOS bodies, right?...

There are smaller, cheap canon EOS bodies, right? That would hardly be cheating... and less worries about banging it around.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-17-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,057
Posted By retinax
Also if made from digital? Wouldn't the...

Also if made from digital? Wouldn't the limitation be the printer and one can only get what the printer is capable of in a positive print as well?
Forum: Sony Alpha / NEX News / General Discussion 07-17-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 993
Posted By retinax
Actually 61 MP is not a very big step up from the...

Actually 61 MP is not a very big step up from the previous 47 or what is was...

I may buy an A7 II eventually, if I decide to use digital/color. It's still as capable as it was when new and...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-17-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 3,144
Posted By retinax
+1. A replica of something that is no longer...

+1.
A replica of something that is no longer made, expensive or rare is in no way dishonorable as long as it's for use rather than for pretending to own something it's not. That's not to say I don't...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-17-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 487
Posted By retinax
Keep in mind that you may need to add the native...

Keep in mind that you may need to add the native viewfinder correction, usually between -0.5 and -1.5 (don't now about M Leicas), to that of the correction lens. Or not, it may be worked into the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-17-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,120
Posted By retinax
I made a test print from a neg of the stuff a few...

I made a test print from a neg of the stuff a few weeks ago. Too early to say anything conclusive though, and I have another roll of it in a camera which, I've found out, tends to give very generous...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-16-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 3,144
Posted By retinax
Not a terrible idea, patents have expired, is...

Not a terrible idea, patents have expired, is there any other obstacle to marketing something like this?
Including the word "copy" in the thread title would have made things clearer:rolleyes:
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-15-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,337
Posted By retinax
I wonder why NASA engineers didn't cobble...

I wonder why NASA engineers didn't cobble together some brilliant finders like on old folders, but larger and viewable at an angle. Would have beat blind aiming.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-15-2019
Replies: 86
Views: 9,445
Posted By retinax
Underrated by whom? Certainly not the used...

Underrated by whom? Certainly not the used market... As they go for more than nearly all comparable pro bodies.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-13-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 434
Posted By retinax
It's possible that this is the whole problem. As...

It's possible that this is the whole problem. As someone mentioned earlier, when these shutters get "cocked too far", they fire.
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 07-11-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 2,797
Posted By retinax
A cine camera, doesn't look very practical for...

A cine camera, doesn't look very practical for still photography. Unergonomic, no thumb and index finger wheels, standard shoe only as an add-on, doesn't look like it has a tilting screen and the...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-10-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 657
Posted By retinax
Hmm in most more recently developed areas street...

Hmm in most more recently developed areas street drains don't go to waste water treatment I believe, so maybe better only with environmentally friendly chems, caffeenol? No used fix of course.
But...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-10-2019
Replies: 129
Views: 3,243
Posted By retinax
How about a film body for the new Fuji digital...

How about a film body for the new Fuji digital medium format system? 127 film would be the perfect size (an opportunity to establish nearly exclusive film supply yourselves, are you listening,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-10-2019
Replies: 129
Views: 3,243
Posted By retinax
I'd like to see a compact that can actually slip...

I'd like to see a compact that can actually slip into a pocket safely. That means weather/dust sealed and flat - pull all the registers with modern aspherics to make a lens (I'd prefer 28mm which...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 07-08-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 543
Posted By retinax
Not very common in Europe. As you probably know,...

Not very common in Europe. As you probably know, if you end up buying one of the many from Japan, better wait until you're back in the US - no import duties and taxes.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-07-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 448
Posted By retinax
If it comes from a non-photographer, DSLR means...

If it comes from a non-photographer, DSLR means "good camera". The word about mirrorless hasn't reached everyone. So also consider mirrorless, unless they are ruled our for some reason. As...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 07-06-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 531
Posted By retinax
An older DSLR or mirrorless and bellows and...

An older DSLR or mirrorless and bellows and cobbling together something to hold the negatives will be cheaper AND better for this than a half-decent scanner. Remember that with these tiny negatives,...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 07-06-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 531
Posted By retinax
Pretty cool! I'd go the DSLR scanning route....

Pretty cool! I'd go the DSLR scanning route. There are several threads on the topic. For the tiny negs, you'd need bellows and normal macro or maybe a wide angle. Should give you much better...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-06-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,076
Posted By retinax
Hehe, my impression is that most millennials I...

Hehe, my impression is that most millennials I know (I am one myself) do see the negative sides, while embracing it anyway to some degree. And most of us are not naive enough to believe we're in the...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 07-04-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 546
Posted By retinax
Did you move the print around in the developer or...

Did you move the print around in the developer or rock the tray? And develop until no change is visible and then a little more?
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 06-30-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,066
Posted By retinax
This. The most important variables are how much...

This. The most important variables are how much you want to enlarge and how steady you can hold, so no way around trying it all out or being conservative. I tend to the latter as I detest motion blur...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-30-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 719
Posted By retinax
Yes, why incident? Night lighting is often very...

Yes, why incident? Night lighting is often very inconsistent, one might not get close enough to much of the scene to effectively use an incident meter...
Forum: Olympus RF 06-28-2019
Replies: 151
Views: 47,620
Posted By retinax
Thanks for the perspective, Randy! Would you...

Thanks for the perspective, Randy! Would you remember where this was published?
I'm still wondering if I should try one, the size appeals for a backup and carry everywhere camera... But as you say,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-28-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 2,932
Posted By retinax
Careful with alcohol, I've once wiped the withe...

Careful with alcohol, I've once wiped the withe paint off of a Chinon body, and acrylic, for example frame counter windows, will fog!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-27-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,422
Posted By retinax
The LTM Ultron 35 1.7 often has issues, I'd only...

The LTM Ultron 35 1.7 often has issues, I'd only consider buying one of these from a dealer where returning it is no hassle....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-26-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 862
Posted By retinax
Angry But then Japan, where the film itself was made,...

But then Japan, where the film itself was made, is in the general region too... Taiwan hasn't generally been a source of fake products, contaminated milk powder and fish for decades. Agree on the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-26-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 3,558
Posted By retinax
I haven't yet (although I have accidentally...

I haven't yet (although I have accidentally underexposed shots on T-max 400) but that's my plan for something I want to shoot soon. I don't expect great shadow detail though, one stop less exposure...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-25-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 3,558
Posted By retinax
I know, that's why I put "3200" in in quotation...

I know, that's why I put "3200" in in quotation marks. But price and contrast (as they are designed to be pushed, as you say) are not what I prefer and I doubt sharpness will be all that good in a...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-25-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 3,558
Posted By retinax
I've written it before, I hope someone makes an...

I've written it before, I hope someone makes an 800 black and white film. I want shadow detail as well as healthy contrast and affordable price, so 400 or "3200" iso films are not a good...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-25-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 862
Posted By retinax
Not fake, just inappropriate use of the Fujifilm...

Not fake, just inappropriate use of the Fujifilm logo, and stupid lack of a large warning to not throw it in a normal C-41 process. Actually it's cool to see this made available to still...
Forum: Olympus RF 06-25-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 520
Posted By retinax
You speak German if I recall correctly?...

You speak German if I recall correctly? Escapement is "Hemmung", like used in clocks indeed.
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 06-23-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 793
Posted By retinax
Test print are on the same paper, yes? You are...

Test print are on the same paper, yes? You are printing on the same side of the paper, if there's any difference? Sounds like something is malfunctioning. Either the driver or perhaps ink supply too...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-22-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 480
Posted By retinax
The body casing does come off easily, but I've...

The body casing does come off easily, but I've not been in further than that, either. Iirc there's another repair manual on Pentaxmanuals that deals with repairing focal plane shutters. Re-glueing...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-22-2019
Replies: 76
Views: 2,678
Posted By retinax
You seem to have all you need. But if you're...

You seem to have all you need. But if you're looking for something to own just because it's so nice, I suggest a Contax I or II. Some of the most beautiful cameras IMHO, especially the I. They just...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-21-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 685
Posted By retinax
Don't leave your camera with people you distrust,...

Don't leave your camera with people you distrust, why would you trust them to repair it right then?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-20-2019
Replies: 169
Views: 6,461
Posted By retinax
I concur. Amazing results in this thread. This...

I concur. Amazing results in this thread. This particular one is helped by special lighting, large windows or other reflective surface behind the photographer?
It would be interesting to see what it...
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 06-19-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1,968
Posted By retinax
Exciting! Hope this works out.

Exciting! Hope this works out.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-19-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 633
Posted By retinax
Really? I mean it's being washed out during a...

Really? I mean it's being washed out during a clip test, so I don't understand where your confidence that it wouldn't affect the test comes from.
I've sent an e-mail to the distributor/manufacturer,...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-18-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,166
Posted By retinax
AFAIK wood is acidic, so all considerations of...

AFAIK wood is acidic, so all considerations of archival properties of the print are out the window. RC paper is probably just fine.
In any case there's a huge thread on print flattening on photrio:...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 06-16-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 541
Posted By retinax
Great lecture, thanks for posting it! Makes me...

Great lecture, thanks for posting it! Makes me want to shoot color... I agree with your assessment on all points. The inclusion of (failed? most of us would have been happy to keep them) attempts is...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-16-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 1,202
Posted By retinax
Sure, China is doing it out of utilitarian...

Sure, China is doing it out of utilitarian motives – they struggle with soil erosion, desertification and rapidly retreating ground water levels, and now need to import more wood. I don't think China...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 06-16-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 749
Posted By retinax
Resonates with me. Rivers have always had strong...

Resonates with me. Rivers have always had strong mood for me, and trying to capture that in photographs sure is a worthwhile project. I've never been certain how much of it is entirely subjective and...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-16-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 1,202
Posted By retinax
Sadly, no, not if larger areas are deforested....

Sadly, no, not if larger areas are deforested. The reasons are that, as Salgados work shows, the microclimates depend on the vegetation - no vegetation, no water - no water, no vegetation. And the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-16-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,873
Posted By retinax
Unless you're traveling by yourself or with other...

Unless you're traveling by yourself or with other photographers, I'd take the Bronica. Your preference is MF, and this is about as fast to use and light as the Leica. Come to Frankfurt and let me try...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-15-2019
Replies: 1
Views: 436
Posted By retinax
The early Retina Reflex and folding RFs have lens...

The early Retina Reflex and folding RFs have lens elements in the body; Retina Reflex S and Retina IIIS and at least the Bessamatic I know don't. They use the Deckel (DKL) bayonet this adapter is...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-14-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 633
Posted By retinax
Thanks for all the replies, but non address the...

Thanks for all the replies, but non address the core of my issue which is how the clearing test might be affected by the dye. I'll order sulfide toner soon anyway and that can be used to test for...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-14-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 761
Posted By retinax
There is no 120 film in bulk, would be very hard...

There is no 120 film in bulk, would be very hard to load.
I see nothing wrong with your preference, I prefer the look of black and white film in black and white.

If you wanted to, your black and...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-14-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,160
Posted By retinax
That article simply isn't consistent in its use,...

That article simply isn't consistent in its use, from the first sentence: "the term bokeh (https://photographylife.com/what-is-bokeh) represents the quality of the magical out-of-focus blur". Sure,...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-14-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,160
Posted By retinax
No, everyone's product needs it but talking about...

No, everyone's product needs it but talking about it is either done fanatically or dismissed in various ways, little middle ground.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-14-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 761
Posted By retinax
Agree about the tone. Not to excuse it, but...

Agree about the tone.

Not to excuse it, but your post with the statement that C-41 was easier and faster, without explanation why you thought so, perhaps invites less than understanding replies.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-13-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,230
Posted By retinax
Potholes, sure, vibration, no. Inertia prevents...

Potholes, sure, vibration, no. Inertia prevents an adult human body from being accelerated like that. Sack of water is exactly the right metaphor, it would make for a decent camera suspension system,...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-12-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,230
Posted By retinax
I've tried a messenger bag or camera bandolier...

I've tried a messenger bag or camera bandolier style and quickly gave it up, with a somewhat low handlebar it will slip and eventually dangle against your thighs and arms. I'm slightly worried about...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-12-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,160
Posted By retinax
What qualities does the proletariat care about...

What qualities does the proletariat care about these days in lenses and photographs?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-12-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,160
Posted By retinax
That would be the degree of blurring or...

That would be the degree of blurring or defocusing or something like that, it's been a long time since I've read anyone on this well-educated forum refer to that as "bokeh". Bokeh is the quality of...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-12-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,160
Posted By retinax
Well, the background in the picture above your...

Well, the background in the picture above your post, by Petronius, looks odd to me. But that may be mostly due to the stripes and/or an unluck distance. I think that most lenses can deliver...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-12-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 633
Posted By retinax
With the Fomapan, which has anti-halation-dye on...

With the Fomapan, which has anti-halation-dye on the back, there seems to be the effect I'm hypothesizing for T-Max: If the piece of film is partly submerged, so that both emulsion and back get...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-12-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 633
Posted By retinax
Thanks for the replies, folks. Again, my issue...

Thanks for the replies, folks. Again, my issue isn't how to deal with the purple dye in general, it's the question weather it might affect the *test* for fixing times...
I agree 14 mins is insane. On...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-12-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 633
Posted By retinax
I can fix for 14 minutes, although it's annoying,...

I can fix for 14 minutes, although it's annoying, but I'm concerned that if the test does not clearly show the fixing action, but the dye dissolution, the criterion of doubled clearing time for fixer...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-12-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 732
Posted By retinax
Your results look great for a start. It's normal...

Your results look great for a start. It's normal that the majority of the paper goes to the bin, unless one has sophisticated darkroom meters etc.
For print time and aperture do systematic test...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-11-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 633
Posted By retinax
I have no problem with the purple dye other than...

I have no problem with the purple dye other than uncertainty if my clip tests are reliable. I usually do a pre-soak, too.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-11-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 633
Posted By retinax
Clip test TMY-2 - obscured by the purple dye?

Hi all,
edit: please read carefully, the issue is not how to get rid of the purple dye. It's whether it affects clip tests (like described by Roger, R.I.P, here:...
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 06-11-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1,968
Posted By retinax
Yes, it seems more likely that you could find one...

Yes, it seems more likely that you could find one with a broken front. Fortunately normally the fronts are destroyed in a fall or so.
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 06-11-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1,968
Posted By retinax
If you're so inclined, wouldn't it be possible to...

If you're so inclined, wouldn't it be possible to buy or borrow another specimen, measure the radii of that element, and together with the focal length that your incomplete lens has, calculate what...
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