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Forum: Film vs Digital 3 Days Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 851
Posted By olifaunt
My experience comparing B&W scans versus...

My experience comparing B&W scans versus prints.

The scans look nice and certainly capture the look of the film for screen display. But the scans never look as good as wet prints.
Forum: Photography General Interest 6 Days Ago
Replies: 53
Views: 2,248
Posted By olifaunt
I have been going through losses and can't seem...

I have been going through losses and can't seem to process my B&W film anymore either. Lately I've been going out with my digital camera (a GRii) again just to get moving, but it gives...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 1 Week Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 429
Posted By olifaunt
Okay, that makes zero sense though. Why would...

Okay, that makes zero sense though. Why would supported profiles be different depending on scanner? Have they not heard of modularity in software design? The scanner doesn't care which film you load...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 1 Week Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 429
Posted By olifaunt
Ah, but I could never master color adjustments in...

Ah, but I could never master color adjustments in several years of trying to learn digital color post-processing, so that's a lost cause. Some people have the visual version of perfect pitch and can...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 1 Week Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 429
Posted By olifaunt
Yes, it's frustrating because I like the look of...

Yes, it's frustrating because I like the look of Portra I get from pro labs (it is more or less the same across labs; I just can't afford to use them anymore) and do film in part because I dislike...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 612
Posted By olifaunt
In harsh contrasty light, overexposing (or,...

In harsh contrasty light, overexposing (or, exposing for the shadows) and then developing normally seems to get me better results. This is with Tri-X. The negatives are dense but are more easily...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 1 Week Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 429
Posted By olifaunt
Silverfast and the "new" Portra 400

Even the lastest version of Silverfast (as sold in 2019) doesn't have a profile for the new Portra 400 (by "new" I mean since 2010). The Portra profiles for Portra 400 in Silverfast are for the older...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 100
Views: 4,116
Posted By olifaunt
Can't you sell an image taken on private...

Can't you sell an image taken on private property? That sounds highly dubious to me if you are referring to the U.S. with its free speech laws, and I can think of many examples by artists who did and...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 798
Posted By olifaunt
I have this one. Cheap and it takes excellent...

I have this one. Cheap and it takes excellent pictures.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 1 Week Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,213
Posted By olifaunt
That's just the kind of garbage I would expect to...

That's just the kind of garbage I would expect to see i that paper ;P
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 1 Week Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,213
Posted By olifaunt
Same here. It's a garbage newspaper so normally...

Same here. It's a garbage newspaper so normally wouldn't care but this would have been interesting to read.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 804
Posted By olifaunt
I agree about the oversaturation, though I still...

I agree about the oversaturation, though I still do film because I can never get digital color/highlights right and I've only ever seen less than a handful of digital photographers who could (and...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 804
Posted By olifaunt
It is scanning. Just like with wet printing you...

It is scanning. Just like with wet printing you can get very different looks from the same negative. I have a home scanner and get very different looks for the same Portra picture just based on...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 94
Views: 3,643
Posted By olifaunt
In my experience, film is easier in the sense...

In my experience, film is easier in the sense that pictures almost always just "come out," and because of the wait, the surprise element of seeing your developed pictures is such an incredible rush,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 1,518
Posted By olifaunt
I hope for the best since I just had the same...

I hope for the best since I just had the same undeveloped film go through 8 airport checks including LAX twice. The photos are important since they are literally irreplaceable, because of death. I...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 10-25-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,616
Posted By olifaunt
Is he a street photographer? If not, it's like a...

Is he a street photographer? If not, it's like a painter criticising a songwriter.

I don't particularly care for a lot of those street images and agree with a lot of his criticisms, but one should...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 10-24-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,616
Posted By olifaunt
Those who can create create. Those who can't...

Those who can create create.

Those who can't create criticize.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-20-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 2,838
Posted By olifaunt
I find 40 mm closest to what I see and am almost...

I find 40 mm closest to what I see and am almost always happy with my results. It is such a great compromise, I don't know why manufacturers let 40 mm fall by the wayside.
Forum: Photo Software 10-20-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 2,030
Posted By olifaunt
DxO works very well for me for removing dust on...

DxO works very well for me for removing dust on plain backgrounds as long as you aren't close to other details. However, sometimes its heal tool will automatically clone things like nearby power...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-16-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 1,172
Posted By olifaunt
I just logged out and checked my own pictures...

I just logged out and checked my own pictures (I'm not pro). Loupe seems to enlarge my images to more than 2048px (I have some at more than double that); indeed loupe appears to show the original...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-16-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 1,172
Posted By olifaunt
Why can't they (screenshot and stitch together...

Why can't they (screenshot and stitch together loupe views)?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-16-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 1,172
Posted By olifaunt
What bother me more than open theft is the data...

What bother me more than open theft is the data being used without our explicit consent or any remuneration for machine learning purposes to enrich multibillion dollar companies. We are basically all...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-16-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 1,172
Posted By olifaunt
I think it depends on the device display. They...

I think it depends on the device display. They call it "best display size."

It is easy to turn off download originals, and I have, but people can always take a screenshot. No site that displays...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-08-2019
Replies: 168
Views: 6,233
Posted By olifaunt
Since going back, in part, to film, where...

Since going back, in part, to film, where batteries last years, I completely forget to charge my digital cameras. I can't overemphasize how nice it feels not to have to charge a camera.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-08-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,425
Posted By olifaunt
For something totally different: I've had rather...

For something totally different: I've had rather nice results doing 6x9 wet prints in the darkroom and taking pictures of the prints with my Ricoh GR.
Forum: Digital Compacts 10-07-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 2,004
Posted By olifaunt
Haha that really bad statue just a few blocks...

Haha that really bad statue just a few blocks from me ;P
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-07-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,425
Posted By olifaunt
The Minolta Dimage Elite 5400 is a good scanner...

The Minolta Dimage Elite 5400 is a good scanner if you can get it in good condition second hand for a good price. The quality of the scans is close to the drum scans I get from professional places....
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-06-2019
Replies: 168
Views: 6,233
Posted By olifaunt
And there are the film filters for cellphone...

And there are the film filters for cellphone pictures that might give newbies some initial exposure to what film looks like, until they start to see real film pictures and realize the digital filters...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-06-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,055
Posted By olifaunt
I agree sharpening will magnify grain, it is one...

I agree sharpening will magnify grain, it is one reason not to do it.

But why do you say you need to sharpen scans (assuming a fine enough scan)? No good can come of it in my experience. Sharpening...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 09-29-2019
Replies: 415
Views: 69,979
Posted By olifaunt
Love it very much!

Love it very much!
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 09-28-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,311
Posted By olifaunt
I am the opposite. My local photo lab crops the...

I am the opposite. My local photo lab crops the edges of my scans (the mask on her scanner cuts not only left and right but also top and bottom; she caters to people whose idea of composition is...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-25-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 974
Posted By olifaunt
I recently traveled to Australia and ran out of...

I recently traveled to Australia and ran out of film. Prices were so astronomical I couldn't afford to buy Tri-X there. I ended up getting some rolls of 24 Kodak Gold just to have something to shoot...
Forum: Film vs Digital 09-24-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 624
Posted By olifaunt
I love not having to worry about charging...

I love not having to worry about charging batteries.

I love having a full frame camera in a tiny form factor (e.g., 35mm P&S cameras smaller and lighter than most digital APS-C cameras. Swing a...
Forum: Film vs Digital 09-22-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 624
Posted By olifaunt
I'm the same way. I was digital for years. Then...

I'm the same way. I was digital for years. Then for a while I would take digital and film pictures on the same expedition. I used to look at the digital pictures first because they were immediately...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-17-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,265
Posted By olifaunt
The thing is, if online retailers don't want...

The thing is, if online retailers don't want people to do change of mind returns, they can bloody well invest in brick and mortar stores locally rather than strip the local economies naked as they...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-17-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,265
Posted By olifaunt
B&H will resell returned cameras that have been...

B&H will resell returned cameras that have been shot with as "new." I know from experience. If you really want a new camera, you have to explicitly ask them for a zero counter one IME.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-14-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 9,441
Posted By olifaunt
I have the Minolta 5400 but a big problem with it...

I have the Minolta 5400 but a big problem with it are the flimsy holders that don't flatten the film, so often not all of the frame can be clearly in focus. May I ask if you found a workaround for...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 09-13-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 779
Posted By olifaunt
Sometimes distant birds or closer insects can...

Sometimes distant birds or closer insects can look like this.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-04-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,736
Posted By olifaunt
Wow, just curious how that was cheaper than $600?

Wow, just curious how that was cheaper than $600?
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-04-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,736
Posted By olifaunt
What drum scanner is that?

What drum scanner is that?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-03-2019
Replies: 63
Views: 2,364
Posted By olifaunt
When I was on this road the Leicas were (and...

When I was on this road the Leicas were (and still are) too expensive for me. I ended up with a Minolta CLE and am very happy with it. It has a light meter and automatic mode.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 09-03-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 521
Posted By olifaunt
I have an Infinity Jr. It does have a flash...

I have an Infinity Jr. It does have a flash override (there is a switch under the lens you can use to turn it on/auto/off). I still use it. The pictures are great. What are the prices nowadays? (I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-02-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 545
Posted By olifaunt
What an imagination. Obviously he was legally in...

What an imagination. Obviously he was legally in the wrong. I hope you didn't let him bully you into deleting them.

As for harassing people, the U.S. has always had one witch hunt or another going...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-02-2019
Replies: 103
Views: 3,035
Posted By olifaunt
Completely off on a tangent, but has anyone found...

Completely off on a tangent, but has anyone found a sharpie that will write notes on those cassettes? The ink doesn't stick to the smooth surface and just condenses into drops that come off. I can at...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-01-2019
Replies: 103
Views: 3,035
Posted By olifaunt
If you forget, all is not lost. Assuming your...

If you forget, all is not lost. Assuming your camera has a way of rewinding that doesn't eat the leader, you can always rewind and open the camera, then put it back in and wind on to the next...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-26-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 342
Posted By olifaunt
Most likely people die and their families abandon...

Most likely people die and their families abandon their stuff.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-16-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,299
Posted By olifaunt
Newer M-Rokkors are purported to have a different...

Newer M-Rokkors are purported to have a different (better for color?) lens coating. These are supposedly the ones with the serial number on the barrel, not the front.
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 08-14-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 776
Posted By olifaunt
This, except, at least in my camera there are two...

This, except, at least in my camera there are two stops when you pull it out. One pulls to the second (all the way out) stop. This takes a little more force. Then rotate to open door.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-13-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,769
Posted By olifaunt
Yes! I just wonder what the lesson is though! ;)

Yes! I just wonder what the lesson is though! ;)
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 08-12-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 336
Posted By olifaunt
Just a random thought. My Minolta CLE had these...

Just a random thought. My Minolta CLE had these symptoms a few months ago. I took it to a couple of places and finally all it was was the shutter curtain hadn't gone back to its proper resting...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-11-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,364
Posted By olifaunt
I mean some of the most popular APS-C cameras are...

I mean some of the most popular APS-C cameras are from Fuji; in large part their popularity derives from the film simulations. If not Fuji, you have to do something equivalent with expensive...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-11-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,364
Posted By olifaunt
Well, I don't find the "sweet spot" argument in...

Well, I don't find the "sweet spot" argument in the article convincing; I'd say it will soon be outdated, but it is -not even- outdated because you can have very small inexpensive full-frame cameras...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-11-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 946
Posted By olifaunt
Good photos. I wonder who are these "high-income...

Good photos. I wonder who are these "high-income millennials" who got all the money while us Gen-Xers got nothing? The children of the 1%? I thought millennials (some of whom portrayed in dire...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-10-2019
Replies: 240
Views: 7,254
Posted By olifaunt
Yeah let's not speak too loudly for fear of...

Yeah let's not speak too loudly for fear of jinxing a good thing but Flickr doesn't have ads (except here and there for Flickr itself).
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 08-06-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 7,108
Posted By olifaunt
I know Winogrand worked differently so I agree,...

I know Winogrand worked differently so I agree, but in the U.S. fine art photography world the prints made by the photographer or, failing that, approved by the photographer carry more weight and...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 08-04-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 7,108
Posted By olifaunt
Oh man! Is this true? What a bummer. Have to go...

Oh man! Is this true? What a bummer. Have to go see it soon then!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-04-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 744
Posted By olifaunt
Portra is usually very good for landscape too....

Portra is usually very good for landscape too. The new Portra 400 is usually a great all-purpose film. I think the chemistry may have been off with that batch, but in any case I was really trying to...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-04-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 744
Posted By olifaunt
Another tangent, last year I ran out of Portra...

Another tangent, last year I ran out of Portra 400 on vacation and could only find Ultramax in a local convenience store. For some reason the Ultramax images came out much more beautiful than the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-03-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 8,957
Posted By olifaunt
Some of these unknown photographers' work here...

Some of these unknown photographers' work here qualifies as fine art.

How many more undiscovered Vivan Mayers are out there, lost forever?
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-03-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 8,957
Posted By olifaunt
Fabulous find!

Fabulous find!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-03-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 675
Posted By olifaunt
I understand Kodachrome can be developed as B&W....

I understand Kodachrome can be developed as B&W. I wonder if there is some kind of 3D scanning technology accurate enough to distinguish the layers. If that can be done, the color can be added by...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-03-2019
Replies: 292
Views: 15,749
Posted By olifaunt
Minolta CLE of course, but I still get absolutely...

Minolta CLE of course, but I still get absolutely stunning photos from my $20 clamshell Olympus Inifinity Junior too, still an "undiscovered" excellent P&S from the 90s.
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 08-02-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 343
Posted By olifaunt
Me either. I figured the preview just gave you...

Me either. I figured the preview just gave you the picture of the book until I saw your post, went back, and even then it took me a while to figure out how to turn the page.


I love the pictures.
Forum: Photo Software 08-02-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 772
Posted By olifaunt
Auto-adjusting levels should select black and...

Auto-adjusting levels should select black and white points automatically in most PP software. They are taken where the histogram becomes 0 (or close enough to it, for some value of close enough)....
Forum: Film vs Digital 07-31-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 864
Posted By olifaunt
Foveon sensors seem to have a somewhat unique and...

Foveon sensors seem to have a somewhat unique and very pleasant color and tone rendering, from what I have seen. I assume those images are obtained with certain default camera or bundled software...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 07-30-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 1,794
Posted By olifaunt
It’s easy to find similar subjects photographed...

It’s easy to find similar subjects photographed today - any decent photographer can take a photo of this or that in the middle of the frame - but they aren’t art for the most part, so I’d say it is...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-30-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,697
Posted By olifaunt
With a few exceptions, I don’t take multiple...

With a few exceptions, I don’t take multiple shots of the same subject anymore. There will always be more subjects after all, and my photography isn’t about subjects, but rather about capturing...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-29-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 1,312
Posted By olifaunt
This. Many universities and colleges with arts...

This. Many universities and colleges with arts departments hereabouts have darkroom or digital photography classes open to the general public. You have to check that the instructor is good, but a lot...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-28-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 1,312
Posted By olifaunt
This kind of photography is 99.9% about failure.”...

This kind of photography is 99.9% about failure.” – Alex Webb
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-28-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 1,312
Posted By olifaunt
Study the work of good photographers. You don't...

Study the work of good photographers. You don't need to buy books - online searches have reproductions of many great names in photography. And there are many great photographers on Flickr, where you...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-27-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 981
Posted By olifaunt
Well, no, you can just choose one B&W developer...

Well, no, you can just choose one B&W developer and stick with it. Nothing simpler.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 07-26-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 461
Posted By olifaunt
I think it is a bad idea to...

I think it is a bad idea to underexpose/underdevelop for scanning. This discards information, which is as bad for scanning as it is for printing.

If the scanner can't scan the denser parts of...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 07-26-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 658
Posted By olifaunt
Similar things have been said of (insert any...

Similar things have been said of (insert any major street photographer here), invariably by people who really don't understand the genre. To be fair, the selection in this Guardian article isn't...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-26-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,529
Posted By olifaunt
I agree. One of my pet peeves with my Ricoh GR2...

I agree. One of my pet peeves with my Ricoh GR2 images (whose lens resolution is of the same order of the sensor's resolution) is moiré, aliasing, and demosaicking artifacts. If a sensor resolution...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-23-2019
Replies: 110
Views: 4,173
Posted By olifaunt
There must be a business opportunity in flipping...

There must be a business opportunity in flipping film cameras, not just Leicas of course. Basically all you need is buy now and sell in a year. It helps to have a review site. Everything someone...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-22-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 691
Posted By olifaunt
Because some pictures need color, or they won't...

Because some pictures need color, or they won't work the same:

Garry...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-21-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 691
Posted By olifaunt
I've been shooting mostly B&W for the past year...

I've been shooting mostly B&W for the past year but am looking forward to loading some color film as soon as I can finish this last B&W roll in the camera. I love both, but my B&W inspiration has...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-14-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 813
Posted By olifaunt
The focus sharpness seems fine. Underexposure...

The focus sharpness seems fine.

Underexposure can cause excessive grain. With negative film, you can reduce grain by increasing exposure. Overexposing a stop or two should help. Box speed is a...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 07-13-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 1,750
Posted By olifaunt
To each their own, but the development wait time...

To each their own, but the development wait time for film always puzzles me when presented as a problem. If you take pictures consistently, you'll always have something new to look at. For argument's...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-06-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,083
Posted By olifaunt
You're not a Luddite since you are using all this...

You're not a Luddite since you are using all this by choice. But perhaps too much if it's interfering with your sleep.

Guidelines I follow are:
Device screens and sounds turned off when I go to...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 06-24-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 737
Posted By olifaunt
Mmmm, mine is #103xxx and now you got me slightly...

Mmmm, mine is #103xxx and now you got me slightly curious, but I don't want to waste a frame on testing it.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 06-23-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 1,287
Posted By olifaunt
So either pay for an expensive subscription...

So either pay for an expensive subscription service just for this or buy a DVD player I can't plug into anything (lacking a TV) for $50 including the DVD, just to see one movie. I think I'll have to...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 06-22-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 1,287
Posted By olifaunt
US Amazon only sells it on DVD. I don't know...

US Amazon only sells it on DVD. I don't know iTunes I'm not in the Apple ecosystem.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 06-22-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 1,287
Posted By olifaunt
I know, I saw it when it was briefly streaming...

I know, I saw it when it was briefly streaming free on the PBS site. It was great and I'd pay for seeing it again but who even has a DVD player anymore? Not me for sure.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-22-2019
Replies: 240
Views: 7,254
Posted By olifaunt
I'm using Adblock Plus. At some point I turned it...

I'm using Adblock Plus. At some point I turned it off the Flickr site only (i.e., I whitelisted Flickr).
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 06-21-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 737
Posted By olifaunt
Do you mean uneven over one frame, or between...

Do you mean uneven over one frame, or between frames? If the latter, the metering isn't perfect, just does a kind of average, so for contrasty scenes you may have to compensate.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-20-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 873
Posted By olifaunt
Not being as interested in portraiture myself...

Not being as interested in portraiture myself until recent years, I had only seen the handful of typically reproduced pictures but come across a lot of what was written about Arbus just tangentially,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-20-2019
Replies: 240
Views: 7,254
Posted By olifaunt
One thing you might try, though, is make sure you...

One thing you might try, though, is make sure you have updated your Firefox. Flickr stopped working on my Firefox recently but I hadn't updated it; it now works after I updated Firefox.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-18-2019
Replies: 240
Views: 7,254
Posted By olifaunt
That is a ridiculous answer coming from Flickr....

That is a ridiculous answer coming from Flickr. What ignorance! Chrome isn't even color-managed, so it won't even display the right colors on many systems. I think Firefox is the only browser right...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-04-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 757
Posted By olifaunt
Yes I am sure. Typical photo chemicals are...

Yes I am sure. Typical photo chemicals are toxic.

Photolabs, universities, etc., are not allowed to dispose of their chemicals into the public sewer system. Besides toxicity, the silver for example...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-03-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 757
Posted By olifaunt
It may be a health risk to contaminate the sinks...

It may be a health risk to contaminate the sinks you use for washing food and dishes. Also, you are not supposed dispose of developer/fixer into public drains.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-01-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 857
Posted By olifaunt
I find sunny 11 works pretty well for Kodak...

I find sunny 11 works pretty well for Kodak 400-speed films including Portra 400 and TriX 400. Coincidentally that is what my camera's meter tends to do anyway, rightly or wrongly. I'm at 40 degrees...
Forum: Jim Lager - Leica Historian 05-31-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 1,367
Posted By olifaunt
Very creepy and extremely problematic, like the...

Very creepy and extremely problematic, like the trade in all third reich memorabilia.
Forum: Jim Lager - Leica Historian 05-31-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 1,367
Posted By olifaunt
My apologies then! I was just thinking of when I...

My apologies then! I was just thinking of when I moved to the U.S. and had to change my "o"s to "a"s so as not to have to repeat myself ad infinitum to be understood. Or even my "a"s to "a"s, as in...
Forum: Jim Lager - Leica Historian 05-31-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 1,367
Posted By olifaunt
American o sounds like German a, so it's possible...

American o sounds like German a, so it's possible she wasn't.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-29-2019
Replies: 240
Views: 7,254
Posted By olifaunt
I think the problem is that the updates will only...

I think the problem is that the updates will only install on newer phones.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-28-2019
Replies: 240
Views: 7,254
Posted By olifaunt
Yeah, I was finally able to upload a couple of...

Yeah, I was finally able to upload a couple of pictures. But I deleted them when I saw notifications that they were faved but no record of the faves when I went to the picture.

I think I'll wait...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-28-2019
Replies: 240
Views: 7,254
Posted By olifaunt
Yeah, I was finally able to upload a couple of...

Yeah, I was finally able to upload a couple of pictures. But I deleted them when I saw notifications that they were faved but no record of the faves.

I think I'll wait until the bugs are ironed out...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-28-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 612
Posted By olifaunt
See...

See https://fstoppers.com/business/use-my-new-ultimate-film-processing-price-guide-decide-which-lab-right-you-165961

The note on DR5 at the end might be relevant to bulk processing.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-27-2019
Replies: 240
Views: 7,254
Posted By olifaunt
I still cannot upload anything. It keeps timing...

I still cannot upload anything. It keeps timing out.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-26-2019
Replies: 240
Views: 7,254
Posted By olifaunt
I am trying to upload a picture. It keeps timing...

I am trying to upload a picture. It keeps timing out after about 20 seconds. I tried about 20 times without success.

I pity the poor people who actually got roped into paying for this.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-25-2019
Replies: 240
Views: 7,254
Posted By olifaunt
Except you analogy breaks down completely if you...

Except you analogy breaks down completely if you look at the length of this thread and look at the dates. They have been "working on it" for many months of ever deteriorating performance, which...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-25-2019
Replies: 240
Views: 7,254
Posted By olifaunt
Yes, I know they have lost a lot of people over...

Yes, I know they have lost a lot of people over the past year. Many of the people I follow have just dropped offline and haven't been posting in months. Maybe they have gone to Instagram.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-24-2019
Replies: 240
Views: 7,254
Posted By olifaunt
Yes. For example, the phone app isn't working yet...

Yes. For example, the phone app isn't working yet so I can't fave any pics from it.

The solution is (probably) to wait a few weeks before posting if you want your stuff to be seen on Flickr. I'm not...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-23-2019
Replies: 240
Views: 7,254
Posted By olifaunt
They replaced it with a very low-rent graphic....

They replaced it with a very low-rent graphic. This is probably not a good sign.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-21-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1,467
Posted By olifaunt
If you don't support their policies maybe...

If you don't support their policies maybe enriching them by buying tickets is the wrong way to go.
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 05-21-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,306
Posted By olifaunt
Great pics. It's a very pleasurable camera to use...

Great pics. It's a very pleasurable camera to use indeed.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-17-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 646
Posted By olifaunt
I look at image on screen for a long time...

I look at image on screen for a long time sometimes. It is not cursory for me.

I don't quite see why what you say needs to be the case though. Do you have a high-resolution retina-type screen (whose...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-17-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 646
Posted By olifaunt
Yes and no. I have compared my own B&W scans to...

Yes and no.

I have compared my own B&W scans to my darkroom wet prints and the prints definitely look more beautiful to me.

But screens can be good for B&W. If you watch that recent Winogrand...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-16-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,722
Posted By olifaunt
There are the trust fund hipsters, mostly in New...

There are the trust fund hipsters, mostly in New York City and San Francisco, I am told. They are said to use expensive Yashicas or Contaxes, or even Leicas.

Then there are the young hip and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-13-2019
Replies: 240
Views: 7,254
Posted By olifaunt
The app loads only some photos in the stream, the...

The app loads only some photos in the stream, the other stay blank and reloading makes no difference, so I can’t see pics of people I follow and vice versa.

Some variant of the stream being down has...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-13-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,258
Posted By olifaunt
I've decided that if I am only going to consider...

I've decided that if I am only going to consider my photography as valid insofar I can get masterpieces, I will be a very unhappy photographer (since masterpieces are rare).

I'd rather put on some...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 05-11-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 710
Posted By olifaunt
You have to google it. And you can only read one...

You have to google it. And you can only read one article without subscribing, which is why other people's links won't work.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-08-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 667
Posted By olifaunt
Photographer's block

I have been unable to finish a roll of film for the past two months. Weather has admittedly been bad, but even on good days I can go on long walks and not take a single picture. It just seems like...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-08-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,258
Posted By olifaunt
It is very difficult to judge one's own stuff, so...

It is very difficult to judge one's own stuff, so I also crowdsource my education. What has made me improve a lot has been submitting my work to moderated galleries whose curators I have a lot of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-08-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,258
Posted By olifaunt
This is why I keep everything. Even if it has no...

This is why I keep everything. Even if it has no artistic value, it jogs my memory. There is so much of my life that is lost in the mists of time and this way some of it comes back. Just the other...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-07-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,258
Posted By olifaunt
I just keep everything. I don't get throwing away...

I just keep everything. I don't get throwing away photos. (My mom does it with my dad's photos she knows I might want and it drives me insane; it's OCD-like behavior on her part.) Also, it sometimes...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-07-2019
Replies: 240
Views: 7,254
Posted By olifaunt
No, I have under 100 photos. I just use it as a...

No, I have under 100 photos. I just use it as a portfolio of my best stuff.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-07-2019
Replies: 240
Views: 7,254
Posted By olifaunt
Maybe one of those "buy the competition then kill...

Maybe one of those "buy the competition then kill it" business practices.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-06-2019
Replies: 240
Views: 7,254
Posted By olifaunt
So my feed is gone: "It doesn't look like you...

So my feed is gone: "It doesn't look like you follow anyone with photos."

Anyone else have this? I follow more than 1000 people!!!!!!
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 05-06-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,306
Posted By olifaunt
I've learned the hard way - unless you absolutely...

I've learned the hard way - unless you absolutely can't work around what might be wrong with the camera, don't send it in. They will ruin it; I can guarantee it.
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 05-06-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,306
Posted By olifaunt
Seems like a nice camera, but shutter speed only...

Seems like a nice camera, but shutter speed only up to 1/500th, compared to 1/1000th for the CLE. This matters for photographing moving subjects, so the Hi-Matic would not be as good a street camera...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 05-04-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 492
Posted By olifaunt
Dammit, I was just in NYC and didn't know about...

Dammit, I was just in NYC and didn't know about it. Bad, dumb Olifaunt :(
Forum: Photo Software 04-30-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 486
Posted By olifaunt
You can share private photos on Flickr via...

You can share private photos on Flickr via texting, Whatsapp, or other social media.
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 04-30-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,306
Posted By olifaunt
Congrats. I bought a mint CLE+Rokkor a year ago,...

Congrats. I bought a mint CLE+Rokkor a year ago, for significantly more than that. But even so I feel that it has already paid off in great pictures I've been able to make using it. It is a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-29-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 2,001
Posted By olifaunt
Either teach young people or date young people or...

Either teach young people or date young people or both. Best inoculation against this old fuddy-duddy thinking in my experience. It's a revelation how great the young people today are despite living...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-29-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 2,001
Posted By olifaunt
Yeah I missed that, and the quaaludes, born too...

Yeah I missed that, and the quaaludes, born too late haha.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-27-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 2,001
Posted By olifaunt
Now they are also very popular, if not mostly for...

Now they are also very popular, if not mostly for weight loss. They are being given like candy by doctors to children to study and college students use tons of them - with or without ADHD diagnoses....
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-27-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 2,001
Posted By olifaunt
My feeling is that cigarettes are the only major...

My feeling is that cigarettes are the only major difference between then and now. Maybe with vaping pens the new generation will stay thin again without (possibly) the cancer.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-27-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 2,001
Posted By olifaunt
I used to think so. Now those buildings are aging...

I used to think so. Now those buildings are aging and are looking better and better to me.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-27-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 403
Posted By olifaunt
Shutter/advance lever was stuck on my Minolta...

Shutter/advance lever was stuck on my Minolta CLE. I took it in to a local shop and the problem was that the shutter hadn't fully gone back to its centered "resting" position after the last frame on...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-27-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,160
Posted By olifaunt
Be aware that if you overexpose negative film a...

Be aware that if you overexpose negative film a stop or two, the negatives will be denser but the results will usually look perfectly fine if scanned or printed correctly. However, some labs will...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-26-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 2,665
Posted By olifaunt
One should check out the percentage positive...

One should check out the percentage positive reviews and how many. If the percentage is less than 99% it is best to check what actual negative reviews were about.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-26-2019
Replies: 109
Views: 4,232
Posted By olifaunt
This is wonderful.

This is wonderful.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-19-2019
Replies: 96
Views: 4,765
Posted By olifaunt
40mm Rokkor. Because street photography...

40mm Rokkor.

Because street photography decisions are fast, I think it is good to use a focal length that shows you the scene as you see it so that you can compose intuitively. As much as I love...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 04-19-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,210
Posted By olifaunt
Still watching it but what is fantastic about it...

Still watching it but what is fantastic about it is that the entire film is basically a montage of his pictures. Tons and tons of ridiculously great pictures that I had never seen, in great quality...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 04-19-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,210
Posted By olifaunt
Looks like it is available in full right now from...

Looks like it is available in full right now from the PBS site, not just a preview. I started streaming it to check and it seems to be streaming the entire film, still at work so I can't watch the...
Forum: Digital Compacts 04-19-2019
Replies: 292
Views: 21,577
Posted By olifaunt
The tonal rendering looks really good in all your...

The tonal rendering looks really good in all your pictures posted. For example, I'm not seeing the harsh highlights or lack of dynamic range I would normally expect from the GR2, and many of the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-17-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 1,006
Posted By olifaunt
I don't know. Materialism? For film photography,...

I don't know. Materialism? For film photography, once you have a camera/lens combo you like using and like the results of, you don't really need anything more.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-17-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,160
Posted By olifaunt
May I ask why not? If you shoot negative film,...

May I ask why not? If you shoot negative film, which is a good starting point, it really is extremely forgiving. Just try a couple of rolls and you will see it is really a completely different world...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-17-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 1,006
Posted By olifaunt
I feel like this is more of a digital thing. Once...

I feel like this is more of a digital thing. Once you have a film camera and lens you like, your equipment will never be out of date again.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-15-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,160
Posted By olifaunt
You can also use the film exposure guide; it's a...

You can also use the film exposure guide; it's a small table, for example for Portra 400 https://imaging.kodakalaris.com/sites/prod/files/files/products/e4050_portra_400.pdf. You can also use a...
Forum: Digital Compacts 04-14-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 2,037
Posted By olifaunt
You know, the perfect cameras already exist. They...

You know, the perfect cameras already exist. They were made in the last century, they are in any size you want, they give you much better pictures than digital, and you can still buy them.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-12-2019
Replies: 240
Views: 7,254
Posted By olifaunt
OK, so Flickr has just been going from bad to...

OK, so Flickr has just been going from bad to worse lately.

This is all of fast internet connections: I can't catch up with people I follow because images don't load. Paging thru on a mobile device...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-12-2019
Replies: 119
Views: 12,385
Posted By olifaunt
How do you all dispose of developer/fixer? At...

How do you all dispose of developer/fixer? At school they make a rather big deal of contamination risks and safe disposal into special tanks that then get taken somewhere, which is one of the things...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-06-2019
Replies: 67
Views: 1,283
Posted By olifaunt
Do you see this blur in your photostream on...

Do you see this blur in your photostream on Flickr itself (besides the download menu)? I still see everything super sharp there, so this would right now only affect embedding links, like sharing here...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-06-2019
Replies: 67
Views: 1,283
Posted By olifaunt
My live images are displayed sharp. If I go to...

My live images are displayed sharp. If I go to "view all sizes," the downsized versions seem blurry but I think it may be in part because Flickr is erroneously displaying them in the browser at a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-06-2019
Replies: 67
Views: 1,283
Posted By olifaunt
The two images you posted look exactly the same...

The two images you posted look exactly the same on my browser screen as of this moment.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 04-06-2019
Replies: 1,036
Views: 201,047
Posted By olifaunt
I see what you mean. My guess is they may be...

I see what you mean. My guess is they may be using a faster/cruder downsizing algorithm on the "live" server. They are in the process of migrating servers. Hopefully this is temporary, but who ever...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-06-2019
Replies: 67
Views: 1,283
Posted By olifaunt
May I ask what you mean when you say you "choose"...

May I ask what you mean when you say you "choose" 584 x 800 for landscape? Any 584 x 800 image will be very blurry when resized to full screen, so what you are saying doesn't really make sense to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-05-2019
Replies: 67
Views: 1,283
Posted By olifaunt
Also if you use a staticflickr link to refer to...

Also if you use a staticflickr link to refer to the photo you might check if it is the same staticflickr address that you get if you newly click on the download link of the photo of that size from...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-05-2019
Replies: 67
Views: 1,283
Posted By olifaunt
How about if you download the original (link on...

How about if you download the original (link on lower right of image on desktop/laptop browser) to your computer? You should get the full original uploaded image that way. Then look at it in a photo...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-05-2019
Replies: 67
Views: 1,283
Posted By olifaunt
Do you have the same problem when you use the...

Do you have the same problem when you use the normal URL that you get when you click the photo in your stream, like this:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/[yourname]/[photoid]

This way Flickr...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-05-2019
Replies: 67
Views: 1,283
Posted By olifaunt
That link now points to an image of size 639 ×...

That link now points to an image of size 639 × 799 pixels. On my laptop's 4K screen that is a native size of about 3 inches high - at that size it is sharp. My browser will automatically blow it up...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-05-2019
Replies: 67
Views: 1,283
Posted By olifaunt
The picture at that link is very small-sized....

The picture at that link is very small-sized. 800x583. On my old desktop monitor HD with visible pixels, not even 4K) it displays as a smallish picture (about 4x6 inches) and the screen pixels seem...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-04-2019
Replies: 137
Views: 11,856
Posted By olifaunt
Nice. The CLE+40 Rokkor is my main camera for...

Nice. The CLE+40 Rokkor is my main camera for what I think of as my "real" stuff, day or night. It's good enough for almost anything I will ever need, except it was an expensive investment for me and...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-03-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,847
Posted By olifaunt
Ugh, I just read the Alaris annual report to try...

Ugh, I just read the Alaris annual report to try to figure this out. I forgot how revolting the business of business marketing was. I have to go take a shower now.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-03-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,847
Posted By olifaunt
Wait, are we talking about (Eastman) Kodak or...

Wait, are we talking about (Eastman) Kodak or Kodak Alaris? Kodak Alaris makes Tri-X, and I thought Alaris was a separate entity from Kodak.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-31-2019
Replies: 100
Views: 4,116
Posted By olifaunt
Those are not client countries of the U.S., and...

Those are not client countries of the U.S., and they have some civil rights protections, so maybe the O.P.'s "anywhere" was too broad, but only slightly. Elsewhere, forget about it. I come from a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-29-2019
Replies: 100
Views: 4,116
Posted By olifaunt
What? Did they really think infinite recursion of...

What? Did they really think infinite recursion of images within images would cause the security cameras to explode?
Forum: RFF Polls 03-29-2019
Replies: 2,963
Views: 1,787,692
Posted By olifaunt
Double post due to double clicking button. There...

Double post due to double clicking button. There should be a delete option
Forum: RFF Polls 03-29-2019
Replies: 2,963
Views: 1,787,692
Posted By olifaunt
Unfortunately another dark weather weekend, so...

Unfortunately another dark weather weekend, so nothing to do but post old not-good-enough pics on Flickr stoned and then regretfully delete them once I come to my senses.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-29-2019
Replies: 100
Views: 4,116
Posted By olifaunt
In all of these situations except the mall it...

In all of these situations except the mall it sounds like you were doing something completely legal (in U.S. law) and their orders for you to leave were actually a violation of your civil rights.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-26-2019
Replies: 91
Views: 2,934
Posted By olifaunt
This is all speculation: I think bad scanning...

This is all speculation:

I think bad scanning complicates things. The Capitol film picture posted here seems like a bad scan so it is not helpful. At that size you really shouldn't see any visible...
Forum: Digital Compacts 03-26-2019
Replies: 292
Views: 21,577
Posted By olifaunt
Ah thanks, in any case the tones seem very nice....

Ah thanks, in any case the tones seem very nice. It looks filmlike.
Forum: Digital Compacts 03-26-2019
Replies: 292
Views: 21,577
Posted By olifaunt
These are excellent. Is this standard JPEG color?...

These are excellent. Is this standard JPEG color? If it is, I want the camera.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-26-2019
Replies: 91
Views: 2,934
Posted By olifaunt
Yeah I find digital imaging even today to be...

Yeah I find digital imaging even today to be really bad at textures, especially in black and white. Plasticky or oily (as in rocks seemingly covered with grease) comes to mind. Even a clear sky never...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-22-2019
Replies: 91
Views: 2,934
Posted By olifaunt
It is a question of taste. For me, negative film...

It is a question of taste. For me, negative film is so much easier to get pleasing results with than digital. All of the above digital images, while nicely composed, have something about them that...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-21-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 1,482
Posted By olifaunt
Thank you for the Jeff Wall interview reference....

Thank you for the Jeff Wall interview reference. I think some of their discussion may be based on false assumptions regarding Winogrand though. Winogrand didn't "shoot without looking" or "work hard...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-21-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 1,482
Posted By olifaunt
I like Winogrand too. He took tons of pictures...

I like Winogrand too. He took tons of pictures but he was in a category where I don't think "spray" is applicable. I have a book that shows a couple of his contact sheets, and pretty much every...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-20-2019
Replies: 73
Views: 2,357
Posted By olifaunt
What is image quality? A couple of students I...

What is image quality? A couple of students I share a darkroom with produce better images with under $100 film SLRs than anything I've lately seen posted to a Leica forum.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-18-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 2,153
Posted By olifaunt
The CLE also has a built-in meter as well as...

The CLE also has a built-in meter as well as aperture mode auto-exposure like the Bessa. (Also, the CLE exposure lock workaround has been described above but I almost never need it; I almost always...
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 03-07-2019
Replies: 76
Views: 17,452
Posted By olifaunt
Many of the younger folks who are really that...

Many of the younger folks who are really that seriously into photography as art are more interested in film again; it's a poorer generation that cannot afford what many consider vanity items for old...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-27-2019
Replies: 163
Views: 5,789
Posted By olifaunt
Ah, but you are cheating a little ;) You are not...

Ah, but you are cheating a little ;) You are not including the rest of the camera, namely the necessary smartphone. (I don't carry a phone so it would be additional for me.)

EDIT: I see one can use...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-27-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,690
Posted By olifaunt
I just do this, from the Kodak Portra Technical...

I just do this, from the Kodak Portra Technical data sheet http://imaging.kodakalaris.com/sites/prod/files/files/products/e4050_portra_400.pdf, except I usually add a stop of extra exposure for...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-25-2019
Replies: 163
Views: 5,789
Posted By olifaunt
Rollei...

Rollei 35

http://www.rolleiclub.com/cameras/35classic/im/Queen_E_II.JPG
Forum: Digital Compacts 02-25-2019
Replies: 292
Views: 21,577
Posted By olifaunt
Viewfinders usually have diopter adjustments so...

Viewfinders usually have diopter adjustments so most people won't have to use reading glasses - you can set the image in the display to be at infinity. It is usually a small difficult to see...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-22-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,492
Posted By olifaunt
That's too bad. In my area a good number of...

That's too bad. In my area a good number of colleges and universities within a 50 mile radius offer film darkroom courses. A film darkroom is designed into the new arts building that they are going...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-22-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,492
Posted By olifaunt
I was photographing some young skateboarding guys...

I was photographing some young skateboarding guys (probably around 18 years old) doing jumps in a city square. When one asked me what I was shooting, I answered that I was doing candid people and...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-22-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,492
Posted By olifaunt
As taught here, it is a very time-consuming...

As taught here, it is a very time-consuming course with many hours weekly in the darkroom, not at all easy. It is also expensive in materials. Probably half or more of the students in my class are...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-20-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,492
Posted By olifaunt
We had too high enrollment for the darkroom (a...

We had too high enrollment for the darkroom (a dozen enlargers) so the teacher had to scare away students (to drop the class).
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-20-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,492
Posted By olifaunt
At my university (an average state university in...

At my university (an average state university in the U.S.) I would estimate (since I am taking it) there are about 20 undergrads taking just the introductory film/darkroom course this semester, which...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-18-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,164
Posted By olifaunt
There are many film cameras being sold for parts...

There are many film cameras being sold for parts online. A marketplace that could match working parts with cameras that need it would perhaps be an easier first step.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-18-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 2,153
Posted By olifaunt
Not me (my phone is from 2011), but I might point...

Not me (my phone is from 2011), but I might point out that people will pay more than double that for a disposable cellphone or disposable APS-C digital camera today. (Disposable meaning a typical 2...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-17-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 2,153
Posted By olifaunt
True, but I use an almost 40-year old 80s CLE and...

True, but I use an almost 40-year old 80s CLE and a continuously owned 25-year old early 90s Olympus clamshell automatic P&S. Both have simple electronics and feel reliable to me, which is more than...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-17-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,164
Posted By olifaunt
Even (quality) P&S cameras from the 90s sell for...

Even (quality) P&S cameras from the 90s sell for well over a grand now, and will only appreciate as time wears on, so getting one repaired for $100 or even $200 could be well worth it, compared to...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-16-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 2,153
Posted By olifaunt
I can't say anything about the M2. I have a CLE...

I can't say anything about the M2. I have a CLE with 40mm Rokkor as my main street and all-purpose camera. I love the CLE but it is not a small as you'd think and has weight and heft - I can't...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-12-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 825
Posted By olifaunt
Home developing is straightforward. Assuming you...

Home developing is straightforward. Assuming you are doing this for electronic use, it is the scanning that is tedious and an awful pain in the behind. Scanning is expensive to get done, but if you...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-12-2019
Replies: 240
Views: 7,254
Posted By olifaunt
In case anyone was wondering why they didn't get...

In case anyone was wondering why they didn't get many faves - Now the browser version has that same bug again where the faves don't take (it had that before as well).

You can do a few faves, then...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-05-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 955
Posted By olifaunt
Yes. Don't use them ;P

Yes. Don't use them ;P
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-05-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 456
Posted By olifaunt
The point on the focus ring where infinity focus...

The point on the focus ring where infinity focus happens can depend on temperature (expansion, contraction), so it makes sense that some lenses would have some room for adjustment beyond the infinity...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-30-2019
Replies: 71
Views: 1,574
Posted By olifaunt
There will be descendants who will curse you if...

There will be descendants who will curse you if you throw them away. I went through boxes of my late dad’s photos recently that my mom was going to throw away. There are tons of fantastic photos,...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-30-2019
Replies: 67
Views: 4,456
Posted By olifaunt
The 40mm ;) M-Rokkor f/2. Close enough to 35mm...

The 40mm ;) M-Rokkor f/2. Close enough to 35mm for most purposes.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-29-2019
Replies: 132
Views: 3,418
Posted By olifaunt
I'd say about a third of the photography shelf...

I'd say about a third of the photography shelf space at my local big box electronics chain store (Northeast U.S.) is devoted to Instax. Pretty huge deal this deep into the digital era, I'd say.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-29-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 825
Posted By olifaunt
Some cities have community arts organizations...

Some cities have community arts organizations with darkroom facilities available to the public. I live in a small city in the Northeast U.S. which has one. It is run as a nonprofit. I'm sure larger...
Forum: Optics Theory - 01-22-2019
Replies: 82
Views: 48,831
Posted By olifaunt
deleted, it has been said already

deleted, it has been said already
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-22-2019
Replies: 95
Views: 3,820
Posted By olifaunt
Nothing really compares to the look of the...

Nothing really compares to the look of the Kodachrome of that era. The palette was special and it is too bad it is gone; it's almost like removing oil paint (e.g.) as a medium forever.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-17-2019
Replies: 95
Views: 3,820
Posted By olifaunt
No, I doubt that. My guess would be that he was...

No, I doubt that. My guess would be that he was comparing himself to the photographers he admired “growing up,” or remembering the ideals he had, and felt he fell short (even if he objectively may...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-16-2019
Replies: 95
Views: 3,820
Posted By olifaunt
Also Stephen Shore. I went to his show at MoMA....

Also Stephen Shore. I went to his show at MoMA. The earlier work is fantastic; the later part lacked everything that made the earlier work interesting IMO, though I don't know if it is really about...
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