Go Back   Rangefinderforum.com > Search Forums

Showing results 1 to 199 of 438
Search took 1.64 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: jamin-b
Forum: Fuji X Series 19 Hours Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 125
Posted By jamin-b
This was my first foray into the Fuji series,...

This was my first foray into the Fuji series, together with a 27mm pancake and after that the 18mm. I enjoyed it so much I eventually got the x-e3 (because I found myself accidentally pushing all...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 563
Posted By jamin-b
I personally love the old school 25_50mm f4 zoom,...

I personally love the old school 25_50mm f4 zoom, if you don't mind big and heavy. this is a lens you feel was made with love to take great photos on film.

Sent from my HTC U11 using Tapatalk
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 07-18-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 3,470
Posted By jamin-b
I do this, but with the 27mm pancake. It really...

I do this, but with the 27mm pancake. It really is super compact and effective.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 07-18-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 474
Posted By jamin-b
Agree with Mike on the 60mm - it does have auto...

Agree with Mike on the 60mm - it does have auto focus hunting at times, but for me that shows up on the macro side of things, not in use as a telephoto.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-16-2019
Replies: 86
Views: 9,237
Posted By jamin-b
I just meant that you tend to hear a lot of...

I just meant that you tend to hear a lot of enthusiasm and long term use of FM2s and somehow the FM3a is often missed, and has the perhaps unique combination of full mechanical and full...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-15-2019
Replies: 86
Views: 9,237
Posted By jamin-b
IMHO The FM3a is an underrated gem. I have never...

IMHO The FM3a is an underrated gem. I have never had the slightest issue with mine, and it has a big clean and clear viewfinder and all the solidity people value in a Leica.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-15-2019
Replies: 212
Views: 8,211
Posted By jamin-b
A working Nikon N75 is an awesome camera,...

A working Nikon N75 is an awesome camera, especially pared with a plastic fantastic zoom like the 28-80 AF-D. Very lightweight, consummate metering and fun to use. As long as you don't mind not...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 07-13-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 1,693
Posted By jamin-b
enjoy yourself!

Akiva,
I always enjoy your posts, and am happy for you. I got an M-8 a few years ago but hardly use it anymore. Buying a Fujifilm X-H1 for different reasons has relieved my Leica M10 itch for a good...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 07-06-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 1,517
Posted By jamin-b
I find the 27mm is great as a one size fits all...

I find the 27mm is great as a one size fits all lens, and would pair it either with an 18mm or the 60mm macro (versatile as macro and telephoto), depending on whether I will be in tight urban and...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-06-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 435
Posted By jamin-b
FWIW, I always remove the remjet after developing...

FWIW, I always remove the remjet after developing and fixing, just before last rinse to prevent water drops on negatives. I do that with both color and b/w. Yes the ECN-2 films work quite well in b/w...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 06-25-2019
Replies: 54
Views: 2,067
Posted By jamin-b
Great shots, I did a lot of my learning to...

Great shots, I did a lot of my learning to photograph with the M8, which I use much less these days. Love it for b/w and appreciate the ability to use for near infrared photography with a dark red...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 06-18-2019
Replies: 458
Views: 122,177
Posted By jamin-b
and a couple with...

and a couple with film:

https://live.staticflickr.com/1602/26655403516_79fd67369d_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/GBrUNG)Apr16_54_FP4_D_M3_Canon50_24 (https://flic.kr/p/GBrUNG) by Ben Sandler...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 06-18-2019
Replies: 458
Views: 122,177
Posted By jamin-b
https://live.staticflickr.com/7872/33178126888_5b6...

https://live.staticflickr.com/7872/33178126888_5b6a56dea6_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/SxQzdu)FUJI2954 (https://flic.kr/p/SxQzdu) by Ben Sandler (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 04-22-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 5,265
Posted By jamin-b
My experience as well. YMMV. Sent from my HTC...

My experience as well. YMMV.

Sent from my HTC U11 using Tapatalk
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 03-03-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 2,181
Posted By jamin-b
Stunning... Sent from my HTC U11 using Tapatalk

Stunning...

Sent from my HTC U11 using Tapatalk
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-22-2019
Replies: 163
Views: 5,733
Posted By jamin-b
Fuji Tiara! Sent from my HTC U11 using Tapatalk

Fuji Tiara!

Sent from my HTC U11 using Tapatalk
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-19-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 639
Posted By jamin-b
FWIW, I received my Leica M3 a few years back...

FWIW, I received my Leica M3 a few years back with an original Leicameter attached, and it has always worked just fine. For other cameras I use a very small meter or a phone app (depends on your...
Forum: Film vs Digital 02-10-2019
Replies: 1
Views: 1,069
Posted By jamin-b
No one??! Sent from my HTC U11 using Tapatalk

No one??!

Sent from my HTC U11 using Tapatalk
Forum: Film vs Digital 02-09-2019
Replies: 1
Views: 1,069
Posted By jamin-b
Aerochrome like effect on digital

https://mymodernmet.com/kolari-vision-aerochrome-lens-filter/

This filter is intended for digital cameras converted for full spectrum.

I was curious if folks have any idea how what the results...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-07-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 283
Posted By jamin-b
I bought a bottle of monobath from the FPP...

I bought a bottle of monobath from the FPP Photography site, mostly out of curiousity. I have been surprisingly please by the results. Obviously you can't push or pull but of you are exposing film...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-05-2019
Replies: 9,046
Views: 888,604
Posted By jamin-b
I just bought a new old stock Holga 120N +...

I just bought a new old stock Holga 120N + fisheye lens for it. Both for around 5 bucks - less than the shipping! LOL...

Sent from my HTC U11 using Tapatalk
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-04-2019
Replies: 333
Views: 54,301
Posted By jamin-b
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4807/46236369784_ad...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4807/46236369784_ad8ae2932a_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2drKtTo)Jan19_HP5250_Mono_FM3a_Panc-105_13 (https://flic.kr/p/2drKtTo) by Ben Sandler...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-22-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 516
Posted By jamin-b
This is ridiculous, we all know Leica equipment...

This is ridiculous, we all know Leica equipment is PRICELESS! :)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-22-2019
Replies: 466
Views: 97,209
Posted By jamin-b
I've been using my googled one lately with an M8...

I've been using my googled one lately with an M8 and dark red IR filter. Here are a few samples:

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7910/46661089192_60e26cc491_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2e6hhaN)L1022046...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-21-2019
Replies: 323
Views: 25,728
Posted By jamin-b
Really???!! The tiny Fuji DL has been one of my...

Really???!! The tiny Fuji DL has been one of my happy surprises. It's so light and tiny I always take it on vacation as an extra film camera and I have so many keepers from it. In comparison the...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-16-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 2,379
Posted By jamin-b
I had a CL overhaul and meter fix with him last...

I had a CL overhaul and meter fix with him last year . it took a *lot* longer than planned and his communications were erratic, but I got back a fully functional, basically as new camera. My...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 01-14-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,883
Posted By jamin-b
I agree with Abazz. I was very surprised by the...

I agree with Abazz. I was very surprised by the unused *ist DS I picked up a couple of years ago for ~$50.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4734/27333264149_a18a4bb0b9_h.jpg...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-13-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 4,659
Posted By jamin-b
Probably this one - my twin girls, after an...

Probably this one - my twin girls, after an enjoyable hike in Slovenia...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1788/28222505097_f63bbc2955_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/JZVHvt)K70_7284...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-29-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 1,244
Posted By jamin-b
reviving this request

I still have not had this repaired - can anyone please help? This is a stupid minor issue that keeps a great camera from being used.

Head Bartender??? I purchased (and enjoyed) this camera...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-16-2018
Replies: 228
Views: 25,513
Posted By jamin-b
Nikon Df, Tamron 24-135mm...

Nikon Df, Tamron 24-135mm zoom

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4892/31111573617_bb75cccfe4_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/PpdWVF)NDF_2475 (https://flic.kr/p/PpdWVF) by Ben Sandler...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-13-2018
Replies: 109
Views: 4,124
Posted By jamin-b
Self portrait with 3 of my...

Self portrait with 3 of my daughtershttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181213/abc7e04420d77b26bc007c0831cb7808.jpg

Sent from my HTC U11 using Tapatalk
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 11-22-2018
Replies: 102
Views: 3,978
Posted By jamin-b
I have a few, but the one I always seem to bring...

I have a few, but the one I always seem to bring along on trips is the Fuji Tiara. It's so tiny, light and produces great images at 28mm.

Sent from my HTC U11 using Tapatalk
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-21-2018
Replies: 72
Views: 15,521
Posted By jamin-b
I only have and have used the biogon. It is...

I only have and have used the biogon. It is without doubt the sharpest lens I have used it can be sharp to a fault in digital, but I actually quite like it for film. I chose it for the smaller size...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-07-2018
Replies: 91
Views: 2,945
Posted By jamin-b
For great value I vote for either the 40mm...

For great value I vote for either the 40mm Summicron or the Nikkor H.C. 50mm LTM. The latter is the Sonnar with close focus to 0.5m.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-20-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 744
Posted By jamin-b
I use Scotch "Magic tape" (removable) generally...

I use Scotch "Magic tape" (removable) generally with no issues.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-12-2018
Replies: 66
Views: 8,078
Posted By jamin-b
+ one on a...

+ one on a K-70:

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/905/26926737907_fbddd72f2f_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/H2qz4R)K_706532 (https://flic.kr/p/H2qz4R) by Ben Sandler...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-12-2018
Replies: 66
Views: 8,078
Posted By jamin-b
A few Industar 61 shots (all of a Pentax *ist...

A few Industar 61 shots (all of a Pentax *ist DS):

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8020/29659437216_a14e3db191_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/MbUnnb)IMGP2100 (https://flic.kr/p/MbUnnb) by Ben Sandler...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 09-09-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 997
Posted By jamin-b
I hardly use mine anymore, mostly because i don't...

I hardly use mine anymore, mostly because i don't want to travel with a camera with insufficient low light capability, but I still have a soft spot for the M8 (and I don't own a more recent digital...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-28-2018
Replies: 104
Views: 8,265
Posted By jamin-b
I hope this means the moderator stepped in. As...

I hope this means the moderator stepped in. As anyone who frequents this site knows Erik is a consistent, friendly and helpful contributor. Let's keep this space working in that spirit. Not sure why...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-13-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 860
Posted By jamin-b
Hear, hear! The Nikkor-Q 135mm 2.8 (pre-AI) is...

Hear, hear! The Nikkor-Q 135mm 2.8 (pre-AI) is also a jewel.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-02-2018
Replies: 1,672
Views: 475,361
Posted By jamin-b
Yeah, the in explore elections are hard to...

Yeah, the in explore elections are hard to fathom, certainly not the shots I have viewed as my best...

Sent from my HTC U11 using Tapatalk
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 07-21-2018
Replies: 118
Views: 5,690
Posted By jamin-b
Agreed, but that's an awesome lens, not a...

Agreed, but that's an awesome lens, not a good-bad one...

Sent from my HTC U11 using Tapatalk
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-20-2018
Replies: 32
Views: 2,784
Posted By jamin-b
A couple of samples from a recent trip of the...

A couple of samples from a recent trip of the 28mm Perar on a Leica CL, Rollei 400S, HC-110 semistand:
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1823/42523322634_64a4dec062_k.jpg...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 07-19-2018
Replies: 118
Views: 5,690
Posted By jamin-b
I started having fun with a Portagon 100mm -...

I started having fun with a Portagon 100mm - that's a bad lens by any...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-18-2018
Replies: 126
Views: 6,001
Posted By jamin-b
FM3a get you the ruggedness and automation, with...

FM3a get you the ruggedness and automation, with full mechanical operation in case batteries run out (which has never actually happened to me, and I shoot almost always in auto).

However I actually...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-18-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 455
Posted By jamin-b
I used mine to buy 4 C-41 development kits for...

I used mine to buy 4 C-41 development kits for the price of 3... :)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-15-2018
Replies: 32
Views: 2,268
Posted By jamin-b
Saw that too and immediately came to the same...

Saw that too and immediately came to the same conclusion. 2 previous ratings, while claiming "151 sold" is pretty much a give away.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 07-15-2018
Replies: 106
Views: 22,700
Posted By jamin-b
Actually I think the Fuji Tiara (DL Super Mini)...

Actually I think the Fuji Tiara (DL Super Mini) is a smaller P&S with flash (and also a great 28mm lens).

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=143958
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-12-2018
Replies: 55
Views: 1,759
Posted By jamin-b
I really liked my Bessamatic, but have not gotten...

I really liked my Bessamatic, but have not gotten around to having it repaired since its mirror shattered on me (in use with a Pentax 24mm lens). But I also think that the Fujica line is great, such...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-11-2018
Replies: 970
Views: 152,465
Posted By jamin-b
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1823/42523322634_9d...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1823/42523322634_9da2c07025_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/27MD9k5)July18_Rollei400S_HC_CL_Perar28mm_7 (https://flic.kr/p/27MD9k5) by Ben Sandler...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 07-09-2018
Replies: 52
Views: 2,328
Posted By jamin-b
Forgot to mention - I view the fact that you need...

Forgot to mention - I view the fact that you need to dial in the correct viewfinder lines for the lens as a plus. That way it doesn't matter which LTM to M adapter you are using, since it won't...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 07-09-2018
Replies: 52
Views: 2,328
Posted By jamin-b
I have a R3a and an R4a, both bought in excellent...

I have a R3a and an R4a, both bought in excellent used condition. Both are really special in their own way. In handling them I always feel that they seem a bit flimsier than I would like, but in...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-09-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 1,453
Posted By jamin-b
I didn't realize the 77mm limited counts, but I...

I didn't realize the 77mm limited counts, but I guess on an cropped body it does work out to 115.5mm equivalent.

I was glad to have one for a very compact telephoto capability on a recent...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 07-08-2018
Replies: 53
Views: 6,369
Posted By jamin-b
One of those (many) "this is really the only...

One of those (many) "this is really
the only camera I need" cameras...https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180708/94803f916c90984f607dcffc71496528.jpg

Sent from my HTC U11 using Tapatalk
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-08-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 1,453
Posted By jamin-b
I quite like the Nikkor-Q 135mm 2.8, which I have...

I quite like the Nikkor-Q 135mm 2.8, which I have in ai'd form. Not that the 105mm 2.5 leaves anything to be desired (I believe mine is a non-sonnar version. There is something magical about the old...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-05-2018
Replies: 32
Views: 2,784
Posted By jamin-b
I use my 28mm triplet as a second wide angle lens...

I use my 28mm triplet as a second wide angle lens on my Leica CL. The whole viewfinder is more or less equivalent to the 28mm view.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-19-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 819
Posted By jamin-b
I received teh following message from them and...

I received teh following message from them and indicated I would add 1 or 2 rolls to my order if it helps.

Hello Ben,

There is a minimum order quantity for item #1174843 ILFORD HP5+ 46MM X 50FT. ...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-18-2018
Replies: 37
Views: 1,705
Posted By jamin-b
If I didn't have so many examples of these...

If I didn't have so many examples of these (Voigtlander 40mm for M42 / Bessaflex, Pentax M 40mm f2.8, Olympus 35SP (42mm 1.7) and of course the awesome Summicrom- C 40mm for the CL) I would say the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-16-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 1,543
Posted By jamin-b
Another vote for HC-110 as a one shot developer. ...

Another vote for HC-110 as a one shot developer. The syrup last forever and I have never had a bad result (unlike Rodinal). I use it almost exclusively at a 100:1 dilution (i.e. 4-5ml for a normal...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 06-14-2018
Replies: 74
Views: 4,297
Posted By jamin-b
and NO...

and NO WATCHES!!!

https://leicarumors.com/2018/06/14/breaking-leica-l1-and-l2-watches-announced.aspx/
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-05-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 661
Posted By jamin-b
I really love the Leicagoodies "sling" thing....

I really love the Leicagoodies "sling" thing.
http://www.leicagoodies.com/

I use it without any strap. It's great if you don't mind having your hand occupied while you walk around. I tend to walk...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 05-16-2018
Replies: 156
Views: 52,580
Posted By jamin-b
This is exactly the set up I settled on, with an...

This is exactly the set up I settled on, with an X-T10 for maximum compactness. Now I am doing my best to resist acquiring one of the zooms..:bang:

a couple of my samples for the...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 04-30-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 9,389
Posted By jamin-b
I had one for a day or so. The lens was...

I had one for a day or so. The lens was impressively solid and the rendering quite pleasant from my inital tests, but there was a problem with focusing so i returned it for a refund. I ended up with...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-28-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 1,450
Posted By jamin-b
I'm not that precise in my film developing time,...

I'm not that precise in my film developing time, temperature or even focus sometimes either!
My understanding of language is that actual usage trumps academic authority in the end. If people want...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-28-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 1,450
Posted By jamin-b
I think by microcontrast folks mean acuity or 3D...

I think by microcontrast folks mean acuity or 3D pop. I notice a difference in boring perfect sharpness and lenses that provide a super sharp but somehow special rendering, like Zeiss lenses tend to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-26-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 1,450
Posted By jamin-b
Good thread - I have given this a lot of thought....

Good thread - I have given this a lot of thought. I find I really value close focusing ability (and resent lenses with minimum focus of 1m or more), appreciate compactness/ lightness and lenses...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-26-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 1,949
Posted By jamin-b
Too rich for my blood... You may also want to...

Too rich for my blood... You may also want to consider a Mamiya C330 / C220 with one of the tele lenses. The super 180mm has a great reputation but I have yet to pick one up. Less sexy and in use...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-26-2018
Replies: 30
Views: 1,366
Posted By jamin-b
Thanks for the heads up - hope it goes through...

Thanks for the heads up - hope it goes through this year, last year it didn't...BTW looks like it is cheaper to order through freestyle photo, which is where I hve order in the past.
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 04-24-2018
Replies: 54
Views: 6,170
Posted By jamin-b
very nice!

very nice!
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-23-2018
Replies: 33
Views: 1,151
Posted By jamin-b
Voigtlander Bessa I - 6x9 + 6x4.5 insert...

Voigtlander Bessa I - 6x9 + 6x4.5 insert
Voigtlander Perkeo

For both I love the form factor, the clever German engineering features, like for loading the film, and the pocketability. It's just...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-23-2018
Replies: 230
Views: 16,635
Posted By jamin-b
Enjoying playing with my Nikkor H.C. 5cm F2 on my...

Enjoying playing with my Nikkor H.C. 5cm F2 on my newly acquired Fuji X-T10. Between the close focusing capability of this lens + the leica M adapter's additional close focusing feature, there are...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-16-2018
Replies: 95
Views: 6,155
Posted By jamin-b
I know, I know, it's empty, and it's bourbon not...

I know, I know, it's empty, and it's bourbon not whiskey!

Kind of like saying Pentax is just as good as Leica! [Ducking for...
Forum: Other RF 04-11-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 734
Posted By jamin-b
I'd say the plunger is a pain, in that in my...

I'd say the plunger is a pain, in that in my first foray into the Vitessa line a stripped gear or similar problem caused an otherwise immaculate camera to become useless, as 75% of the time it would...
Forum: Fuji X Series 04-07-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 2,157
Posted By jamin-b
I just bought a used xt-10 +27mm as a compact...

I just bought a used xt-10 +27mm as a compact travel kit, that will also go into dim light and nighttime without compromising IQ. My first foray into the Fuji X series and I am thrilled so far. So...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-01-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 2,034
Posted By jamin-b
I'm in. Last year I placed an order for 2 rolls...

I'm in. Last year I placed an order for 2 rolls of HP5 in 46mm (the only 'flavor" offered in this format) with freestyle photo but the money was refunded and no rolls were sold due to lack of...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-26-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 801
Posted By jamin-b
HC110 works without a hitch, last a long time in...

HC110 works without a hitch, last a long time in diluted form and is versatile. I use it almost exclusively for semi-stand development at 1+100 dilution. Get a 5ml or 10ml syringe (without needle,...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-25-2018
Replies: 56
Views: 2,552
Posted By jamin-b
[QUOTE=peterm1;2791917]I too have had good...

[QUOTE=peterm1;2791917]I too have had good experiences with Japanese sellers. While many other eBay sellers will oversell their offerings - usually by over stating the condition the Japanese seem to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-24-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 1,908
Posted By jamin-b
Kudos. I have always been inspired by and relied...

Kudos. I have always been inspired by and relied upon your gear reviews. I don't always agree with your conclusions, only about 98.8% of the time...

Sent from my HTC U11 using Tapatalk
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 02-20-2018
Replies: 240
Views: 85,932
Posted By jamin-b
a couple of favorites with my SC...

a couple of favorites with my SC version

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7706/27152056994_ff8c97d88d_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/HnkozG)June16_84_Pan50_D_R3A_7 (https://flic.kr/p/HnkozG) by Ben Sandler...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-15-2018
Replies: 67
Views: 2,512
Posted By jamin-b
I second this choice. I really love this lens.

I second this choice. I really love this lens.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-15-2018
Replies: 228
Views: 25,513
Posted By jamin-b
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4613/40260138631_57...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4613/40260138631_57669b5e7f_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/24kDJze)NDF_1715 (https://flic.kr/p/24kDJze) by Ben Sandler (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-14-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 864
Posted By jamin-b
Chirping in for the 55mm micro nikkors (I use a...

Chirping in for the 55mm micro nikkors (I use a non AI 3.5 on my Df). Wonderful IQ from up close to infinity, classic build + the recessed lens makes for a built-in "hood" too.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-08-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 698
Posted By jamin-b
I am far from an expert, but I have gotten better...

I am far from an expert, but I have gotten better results with this combo when I rated the film at ISO 200 or 250. My semistand development technique is 1:100, 45 minutes, initial agitations for...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-04-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 2,349
Posted By jamin-b
Me too - RFF at its best ! Thanks again for the...

Me too - RFF at its best ! Thanks again for the head's up.:D
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-03-2018
Replies: 300
Views: 20,047
Posted By jamin-b
I also liked the film and found it too expensive....

I also liked the film and found it too expensive. But I also had an issue with the plastic side discs coming off and exposing the film (and preventing reuse of spools). The older all metal reels are...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-29-2018
Replies: 194
Views: 22,155
Posted By jamin-b
another one, less comfortable, less spectacular...

another one, less comfortable, less spectacular view when seated...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4485/38085130761_97ef538ea6_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/212sfvx)Oct17_85_Foma200_D_M3_50Elm_9...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-29-2018
Replies: 194
Views: 22,155
Posted By jamin-b
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4318/35938358816_aa...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4318/35938358816_aae9c09149_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/WKKu19)Jul17_52_PanF_R_ZX5n_11 (https://flic.kr/p/WKKu19) by Ben Sandler...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-24-2018
Replies: 300
Views: 20,047
Posted By jamin-b
There are some great alternatives. i picked up...

There are some great alternatives. i picked up very clean, fully functional copies of the Primo Jr. and Sawyer Mark IV for around $150 each on eBay, and the Yashica is no slouch either for even less....
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-15-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 1,732
Posted By jamin-b
I bought a clean Yashica 44 just for this...

I bought a clean Yashica 44 just for this purpose. There is literally one screw to remove and you are set. It works quite well and is completely reversible.

I found that 1 and 1/2 cranks provided...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-02-2018
Replies: 47
Views: 2,833
Posted By jamin-b
Arista Edu bulk rolls (=Fomapan) from freestyle...

Arista Edu bulk rolls (=Fomapan) from freestyle are a great cheap alternative. The 200 flavor is a staple of mine.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-31-2017
Replies: 79
Views: 3,080
Posted By jamin-b
Awesome!!!

Awesome!!!
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-31-2017
Replies: 79
Views: 3,080
Posted By jamin-b
On holiday with my 4 girls in SF, we drove out...

On holiday with my 4 girls in SF, we drove out Point Reyes for a day long hike, and on the way back decided to take the "shorter" way back to the parking lot, which was an arduous, winding road but...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-21-2017
Replies: 333
Views: 54,301
Posted By jamin-b
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4485/37243554904_05...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4485/37243554904_057fd282a5.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/YK5XjY)NDF_9889 (https://flic.kr/p/YK5XjY) by Ben Sandler (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 12-04-2017
Replies: 85
Views: 8,464
Posted By jamin-b
My sample from the Summitar, closest focusing...

My sample from the Summitar, closest focusing distance:
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1541/25093278432_d6f273fb2d_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/EepBrA)L1020030 (https://flic.kr/p/EepBrA) by Ben Sandler...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-02-2017
Replies: 55
Views: 2,156
Posted By jamin-b
Last post was a response to post #38 on the 45mm...

Last post was a response to post #38 on the 45mm P...

Sent from my HTC U11 using Tapatalk
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-02-2017
Replies: 55
Views: 2,156
Posted By jamin-b
The only lens I've ever broken by...

The only lens I've ever broken by dropping...
It's a smart little lens,great for walking around, very nice rendering. Ingotine with an FM3a too and it's a nice combo. The only drawback is that it...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-28-2017
Replies: 228
Views: 25,513
Posted By jamin-b
It's foggy season...

It's foggy season again...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4572/37938802874_499c0699e5_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ZNwhjW)NDF_0743-Edit-2 (https://flic.kr/p/ZNwhjW) by Ben Sandler...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-21-2017
Replies: 540
Views: 49,757
Posted By jamin-b
A men at work sign that has clearly seen a lot of...

A men at work sign that has clearly seen a lot of work...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4536/24388735588_f9a034685f_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Da9Dpb)NDF_9734 (https://flic.kr/p/Da9Dpb) by Ben...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-07-2017
Replies: 133
Views: 5,734
Posted By jamin-b
I bought mine used, on line from an eBay auction...

I bought mine used, on line from an eBay auction a few years ago of the estate of a Yale professor who was the first owner and had used over the years apparently for vacations and with no evidence it...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-06-2017
Replies: 316
Views: 72,140
Posted By jamin-b
so may great shots here....

so may great shots here....
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-05-2017
Replies: 604
Views: 90,545
Posted By jamin-b
:) thanks!

:) thanks!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-03-2017
Replies: 183
Views: 20,897
Posted By jamin-b
From a recent morning stroll in Tel Aviv. I think...

From a recent morning stroll in Tel Aviv. I think this was the first time I have shot without the leicameter on the M3...
All Elmar 50 collapsible, FP4+, developed in Hc-110 dilution G....
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-02-2017
Replies: 128
Views: 13,033
Posted By jamin-b
I can second the Df as a formidable low light...

I can second the Df as a formidable low light camera, especially for b&w processing. The major factor that lures me to the Leica M10 would be the ability to make similar night time use with my LTM...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-01-2017
Replies: 604
Views: 90,545
Posted By jamin-b
a few more

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4457/38010358896_1d7d67ea12_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ZUR2rs)NDF_0446-Edit (https://flic.kr/p/ZUR2rs) by Ben Sandler (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-18-2017
Replies: 5,613
Views: 500,556
Posted By jamin-b
Started playing around with cine film (Kodak...

Started playing around with cine film (Kodak Vision 250D, home developed in C-41 chemicals):
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4461/37451625300_b4ce831bba_c.jpg...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-17-2017
Replies: 439
Views: 34,275
Posted By jamin-b
A couple from a new to me Rolleicord Va, testing...

A couple from a new to me Rolleicord Va, testing with 24 exposure mask:

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4495/37709140771_f576b381f3_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ZsecMv)Oct17_85_Foma200_R_Rcord24_5...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-03-2017
Replies: 5,613
Views: 500,556
Posted By jamin-b
Nikon Df, Micro nikkor 55mm 3.5...

Nikon Df, Micro nikkor 55mm 3.5 pre-AIhttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171004/60ca9805e3c0a6c0b744ce7b3d8e06ef.jpg

Sent from my HTC U11 using Tapatalk
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-03-2017
Replies: 300
Views: 20,047
Posted By jamin-b
Where did you buy the HP5 roll? I had pre-ordered...

Where did you buy the HP5 roll? I had pre-ordered with freestyle but they returned the payment and said that this year the requisite quota had not been met so. Ilford wasn't processing...


Sent from...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-03-2017
Replies: 439
Views: 34,275
Posted By jamin-b
I would appreciate receiving his contact...

I would appreciate receiving his contact details...

Sent from my HTC U11 using Tapatalk
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-26-2017
Replies: 439
Views: 34,275
Posted By jamin-b
Does 35mm in a Yashica 44 count? 1st roll in a...

Does 35mm in a Yashica 44 count? 1st roll in a "new" camera...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4448/37315811402_127ea5a12e_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/YRthEE)Sept17_73_Foma200_HC_Y44_4...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-21-2017
Replies: 604
Views: 90,545
Posted By jamin-b
what could be less bourgeois than a group of...

what could be less bourgeois than a group of Russian Orthodox monks in a church!

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4392/36972452550_c69ea3858d_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Yk8u3s)L1021704-Edit...
Forum: Optics Theory - 09-20-2017
Replies: 100
Views: 6,892
Posted By jamin-b
Forgot to add, I always use raw and Lightroom and...

Forgot to add, I always use raw and Lightroom and don't rely on the cameras' jpeg software...

Sent from my HTC U11 using Tapatalk
Forum: Optics Theory - 09-20-2017
Replies: 100
Views: 6,892
Posted By jamin-b
I only know what I have and use. The old Pentax...

I only know what I have and use. The old Pentax *ist Ds makes lovely files with rich real colors, but only at base ISO (that limitation is kind of film like ;).

The Nikon Df continues to astonish...
Forum: Optics Theory - 09-13-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 2,540
Posted By jamin-b
RFF at its best.. a lot of interesting info and...

RFF at its best.. a lot of interesting info and perspective regarding something otherwise completely unknown to me...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-12-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 1,612
Posted By jamin-b
I have the same set up but hardly use my M42 set...

I have the same set up but hardly use my M42 set up anymore. The mirror on the Bessaflex shattered and I haven't figured out how to get it repaired in an efficient manner (I live in Israel). Would...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-12-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 1,612
Posted By jamin-b
Tempting...

Tempting...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-12-2017
Replies: 26
Views: 2,254
Posted By jamin-b
I have been happy with the MF version of the...

I have been happy with the MF version of the 35-105/3.5-4.5, even on the Df... it's sharp enough for me and a tough little versatile...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 09-07-2017
Replies: 23
Views: 1,972
Posted By jamin-b
I'd also like to get a CL serviced and I am...

I'd also like to get a CL serviced and I am realizing I'd better hurry up before the knowledge and parts are no longer available. My experience with Sherry K in the past was unfortunately dismal......
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 09-07-2017
Replies: 38
Views: 4,657
Posted By jamin-b
You forgot the Voigtlander Vitessas... quality...

You forgot the Voigtlander Vitessas... quality lenses, compact and unique design...
I've also always wondered about the Fujica Super Deluxe but have never tried one.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-06-2017
Replies: 35
Views: 2,139
Posted By jamin-b
My anecdotal impressions are that the difference...

My anecdotal impressions are that the difference if felt particularly with longer lens lengths, and the cause of blurring is hand motion rather than "mirror slap" (since a shot taken with the camera...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-06-2017
Replies: 604
Views: 90,545
Posted By jamin-b
a couple more: Canon A-6 (underwater camera, wet...

a couple more:
Canon A-6 (underwater camera, wet lens):
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4395/36578678700_64a74f1e62_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/XJkhN9)Aug17_68_400_CanonUW_41-Edit...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-06-2017
Replies: 1,805
Views: 289,779
Posted By jamin-b
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4384/35667225794_8d...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4384/35667225794_8db1ca6ab6_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/WkMRAS)NDF_8794 (https://flic.kr/p/WkMRAS) by Ben Sandler (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-02-2017
Replies: 193
Views: 35,681
Posted By jamin-b
Having really enjoyed my Nikon N90 that I picked...

Having really enjoyed my Nikon N90 that I picked up for $20, but wanting a light travel kit for I just purchased an N75 + AF zoom 28-80mm. Same flawless metering but more limited in lens selection...
Forum: Film vs Digital 08-29-2017
Replies: 65
Views: 11,134
Posted By jamin-b
Probably my most "liberating" purchase was the...

Probably my most "liberating" purchase was the Epson 700 scanner I bought a few years ago. Once you have that, developing b/w negatives is an easy step, and I have even since started experimenting...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-25-2017
Replies: 604
Views: 90,545
Posted By jamin-b
Nice ones, lynnb Sent from my HTC U11 using...

Nice ones, lynnb

Sent from my HTC U11 using Tapatalk
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 07-26-2017
Replies: 37
Views: 3,427
Posted By jamin-b
No, it's gone... I have used a double stick tape...

No, it's gone... I have used a double stick tape mechanism to get the film winding, but since the meter also stopped I haven't been using this camera as it just became too much of a hassle and i'd...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 07-26-2017
Replies: 37
Views: 3,427
Posted By jamin-b
Who are the go to repair professionals for this...

Who are the go to repair professionals for this camera (repair of dead light meter / conversion to current battery / replacement of broken film take up spool? i had a less than exemplary experience...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-25-2017
Replies: 63
Views: 3,289
Posted By jamin-b
I agree with everyone... For a zoom I really...

I agree with everyone...
For a zoom I really like the 35-105mm, compact, sharp, even has a micro option.

Sent from my HTC 10 using Tapatalk
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-25-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 510
Posted By jamin-b
Nope... L is LTM mount

Nope... L is LTM mount
Forum: Optics Theory - 07-25-2017
Replies: 45
Views: 4,283
Posted By jamin-b
I quite like this lens, but dropped it, cracking...

I quite like this lens, but dropped it, cracking the large front glass. It actually doesn't really affect the image quality but I am afraid to use it and have the glass fall out. Definitely not great...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-24-2017
Replies: 23
Views: 1,849
Posted By jamin-b
ah, x-ray already did...

ah, x-ray already did...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-24-2017
Replies: 23
Views: 1,849
Posted By jamin-b
I don't think anyone mentioned Fritz Henle...

I don't think anyone mentioned Fritz Henle...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-20-2017
Replies: 251
Views: 15,971
Posted By jamin-b
Recurring summertime installation in Jerusalem......

Recurring summertime installation in Jerusalem...

Pan F 50 rated @ 25, rodinal semistand
Pentax ZX5n, Pentax-M...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 07-20-2017
Replies: 117
Views: 66,741
Posted By jamin-b
I have used the Portuguese repairer and now once...

I have used the Portuguese repairer and now once again have a fully functional minilux. I even posted his up to date contact details in a different dedicated thread if you look for it.... A bit...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-20-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1,165
Posted By jamin-b
Interesting. I like the idea of having one film I...

Interesting. I like the idea of having one film I can shoot as color or black and white depending upon the situation. Assuming fresh film, would you shoot it at the normal rating of the film? Any...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-20-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1,165
Posted By jamin-b
Kodak Vision 3 films - b&w?!

having discovered that home C-41 development really isn't very daunting, I have started looking into the cinema films and it seems that removal of the remjet coating really isn't that big a deal...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-19-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 1,066
Posted By jamin-b
Sorry, I just don't see ANY connection to...

Sorry, I just don't see ANY connection to **US**. The article refers to "subtle online bragging behavior" says "some patients evolve into pseudo experts..." and "often seek relief by acquiring...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-19-2017
Replies: 533
Views: 48,157
Posted By jamin-b
Inspired by this wonderful images in this thread...

Inspired by this wonderful images in this thread I have recently started shooting T- max...

A few in HC-110,1+100, semistand for 45...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-19-2017
Replies: 118
Views: 11,549
Posted By jamin-b
Lately I have been doing everything in HC-110,...

Lately I have been doing everything in HC-110, 1+100 semi stand development, rating at box speed. I know this may not be optimal, but i have been pleased with the results with Tmax 100 and 400,...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-18-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 2,072
Posted By jamin-b
I guess there's a first time for everything, for...

I guess there's a first time for everything, for **once*** , David, I disagree with your comments! I definitely do not take the M8 with me on trips and when I expect to be shooting in the evening or...
Forum: Photo Software 06-25-2017
Replies: 105
Views: 8,529
Posted By jamin-b
Their original corporate motto "do no evil" got...

Their original corporate motto "do no evil" got left by the wayside years ago. The big disrupter new way of doing business have grown into classic monopolies with a deep penetration into people's...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-25-2017
Replies: 604
Views: 90,545
Posted By jamin-b
One more, same...

One more, same roll
https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4281/35135983480_5e61a261eb_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/VwR6LC)Jun17_41_TriX_HC_Mnlta_22 (https://flic.kr/p/VwR6LC) by Ben Sandler...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-25-2017
Replies: 604
Views: 90,545
Posted By jamin-b
Minolta Weathermatic 35 DL (underwater film...

Minolta Weathermatic 35 DL (underwater film camera)
Tri-X @400, HC-110 semistand development, unrepentant grain...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4231/34648642394_e318ae932f_c.jpg...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-25-2017
Replies: 183
Views: 20,897
Posted By jamin-b
well, when you put it like that ....;)

well, when you put it like that ....;)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-25-2017
Replies: 183
Views: 20,897
Posted By jamin-b
A few of mine... I don't want to rain on anyone's...

A few of mine... I don't want to rain on anyone's parade, but as much as I am enjoying the samples here, I have to admit I am not sure what we are celebrating exactly - the accuracy of the shutter,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-19-2017
Replies: 130
Views: 6,066
Posted By jamin-b
I received a lens thrown in as an extra when...

I received a lens thrown in as an extra when purchasing a Pentax MZ-7, also for a steal price. It looks like a silver plastic thermos or late Apollo booster rocket model and I was very skeptical...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-06-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 3,681
Posted By jamin-b
What pushed me over the top was the decision to...

What pushed me over the top was the decision to invest in an Anova heater [ https://anovaculinary.com/ ] to ensure temperature control (also useful in the kitchen for accurate sous vide preparation)....
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-01-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 861
Posted By jamin-b
I bought one, new old stock, about a year ago and...

I bought one, new old stock, about a year ago and confess to never have gotten around to using it. Mostly because I usually have my Rolleilux attached and they are mutually exclusive options. ...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 05-30-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 1,266
Posted By jamin-b
I'm sure there's an app out there that will add...

I'm sure there's an app out there that will add in to all your phone shots "authentic" widelux banding, M8 uv/ir synthetic purple for black, Shanghai film backing numbers, bromide drag etc. If this...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-27-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 957
Posted By jamin-b
I have the Canon Multi Tele, and it's a lot of...

I have the Canon Multi Tele, and it's a lot of fun. If you get the dorky accessory lens you end up with a point and shoot with 4 different focal length and half frame to boot. And image quality is...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-20-2017
Replies: 51
Views: 6,738
Posted By jamin-b
I have the Biogon 2.8 and a Summaron 2.8, with...

I have the Biogon 2.8 and a Summaron 2.8, with goggles, for use with the M3, and the VoigtlanderColor Skopar 2.5 (LTM). The biogon and Summaron are two very different lenses - the Summaron is more...
Forum: Photo Software 05-17-2017
Replies: 105
Views: 8,529
Posted By jamin-b
Yes, thanks for the tip! I also had ignored it...

Yes, thanks for the tip! I also had ignored it but gave it a try based on this and see how it can be a lot simpler for minor color adjustments etc. and will start using when appropriate. Believe it...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 05-16-2017
Replies: 29
Views: 8,946
Posted By jamin-b
There is also a yashica tlr that has a 35mm...

There is also a yashica tlr that has a 35mm adapter. The rolleikin of course gives you 35mm with normals paced negatives. I have actually enjoyed using it and found the results surprisingly good....
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-16-2017
Replies: 128
Views: 4,767
Posted By jamin-b
My two cents on this is that some musicians have...

My two cents on this is that some musicians have perfect pitch and others don't, but neither is inherently a better musician... I personally always prefer having a meter handy in the camera or...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 05-16-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 3,047
Posted By jamin-b
I have the R3a and the R4a and just love them....

I have the R3a and the R4a and just love them. They are light, portable, discrete and with clear unmuddled viewfinders and I personally have not had any performance issues. If you're being...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 05-15-2017
Replies: 1,928
Views: 380,239
Posted By jamin-b
A couple of...

A couple of horizontals:

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4155/34515929801_02c7144375_c.jpg
May17_35_HP5_HC_Tiara17 (https://flic.kr/p/UA4apX) by Ben Sandler...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-13-2017
Replies: 38
Views: 2,362
Posted By jamin-b
Can only speak about what I have. The 28mm 2.8 is...

Can only speak about what I have. The 28mm 2.8 is as good as they say it is, and also has very close focus. My 35mm in Nikon are an ai'd nikkor O f2 and the 35-105mm zoom nikkor. All are a pleasure...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-02-2017
Replies: 89
Views: 8,158
Posted By jamin-b
I think 28mm was the only one with fixed lens. If...

I think 28mm was the only one with fixed lens. If you are interested inw hat this camera can do, see some shots here. It's only slightly larger than a thick stack of business cards. Believe it or...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-02-2017
Replies: 89
Views: 8,158
Posted By jamin-b
Fuji tiara! Sent from my HTC 10 using Tapatalk

Fuji tiara!

Sent from my HTC 10 using Tapatalk
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-02-2017
Replies: 89
Views: 8,158
Posted By jamin-b
My fuji Tiaras (28mm and zoom) do that. They are...

My fuji Tiaras (28mm and zoom) do that. They are great within their limitations as tiny pocketable cameras with quality lenses. Also falling in love again with my recently resurrected sleeping beauty...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 05-01-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 2,116
Posted By jamin-b
I've been curious about this stylish little lens....

I've been curious about this stylish little lens. Any images you can share or point to showing what it can do?



Sent from my HTC 10 using Tapatalk
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-01-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 1,999
Posted By jamin-b
I like it in HC-110 rated at 100 (1+~100...

I like it in HC-110 rated at 100 (1+~100 dilution, semi stand or choose your own dilution and time, I find massive development chart times tend to be a good starting point ) or Diafine, rated at...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-26-2017
Replies: 19
Views: 1,827
Posted By jamin-b
The Rolleicord VA and VB have the option of...

The Rolleicord VA and VB have the option of inserting a 24 exposure mask (in addition to an option 16 exposure alternative), which is indeed 120 half frame. I use the 16 exposure mask regularly on my...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 04-20-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 5,591
Posted By jamin-b
As posted on another thread, I was encouraged by...

As posted on another thread, I was encouraged by recent positive feedback on another forum to go ahead and send my camera for repair to a repairman in Porto, portugal. the service was exemplary,...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 04-20-2017
Replies: 38
Views: 8,194
Posted By jamin-b
UPDATED DETAILS FOR THE REPAIR SERVICE: Pedro...

UPDATED DETAILS FOR THE REPAIR SERVICE:

Pedro Dolores
Rua Dom Jeronimo de Azevedo 470 4 Andar Casa 41
4250-238 Porto
Portugal
Email ; [email protected]

cameras he repairs:
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 04-19-2017
Replies: 38
Views: 8,194
Posted By jamin-b
Almost forgot - here are the details of the...

Almost forgot - here are the details of the repairman:

Pedro Dolores
Phone 00351965899138
JP Camera <[email protected]>
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 04-19-2017
Replies: 38
Views: 8,194
Posted By jamin-b
So, encouraged by fresh posts on a different...

So, encouraged by fresh posts on a different forum, I took the plunge and sent my sleeping beauty to JP Cameras in Porto, Portugal. A month later and ~100 Euros lighter I have back a fully...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-18-2017
Replies: 3,091
Views: 746,041
Posted By jamin-b
Does 127 film count as medium format? i've been...

Does 127 film count as medium format? i've been having a blast with the like new Primo Jr. I acquired on eBay last year...
Rerapan 100, Rodinal...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-10-2017
Replies: 134
Views: 10,945
Posted By jamin-b
I vote for the Rolleiflex T if you can find one...

I vote for the Rolleiflex T if you can find one in hood working condition. It has I think the most versatility while using Bay I accessories, which are significantly cheaper than others. The 16 frame...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-09-2017
Replies: 41
Views: 4,319
Posted By jamin-b
SMC Pentax DA 10-17mm - Pentax...

SMC Pentax DA 10-17mm - Pentax *istDS

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2843/33413927280_9b0fd4840c_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/SUF7su)IMGP4297 (https://flic.kr/p/SUF7su) by Ben Sandler...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-06-2017
Replies: 41
Views: 4,319
Posted By jamin-b
Super Heliar 15mm, Leica...

Super Heliar 15mm, Leica M8
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170406/173d7b4c4e64ebcd84c14cd52d5b2e49.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-06-2017
Replies: 41
Views: 4,319
Posted By jamin-b
Super Heliar 15mm, Leica CL,...

Super Heliar 15mm, Leica CL, Hp5+
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170406/2094885f25ab331a9e8d3284c350a743.jpg

Sent from my HTC 10 using Tapatalk
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 03-24-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 3,218
Posted By jamin-b
Whew, for a second I thought the big ape stole my...

Whew, for a second I thought the big ape stole my set up! Mine's the Summaron 2.8... ;)

Sent from my HTC 10 using Tapatalk
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 03-20-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1,368
Posted By jamin-b
If all is well it should work with the X setting,...

If all is well it should work with the X setting, at all shutter speeds. Mine fires the flash but i have never actually tried it with film inside.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-19-2017
Replies: 932
Views: 227,065
Posted By jamin-b
Thanks! I am really getting enthused about...

Thanks! I am really getting enthused about Diafine with the different Fomapan emulsions, especially in 120, and respecting conservative ISO values.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-18-2017
Replies: 932
Views: 227,065
Posted By jamin-b
Mamiya C330 55mm, Fomapan 200 @200, Diafine...

Mamiya C330 55mm, Fomapan 200 @200, Diafine
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170319/6f48f6c7cb446146ef06657e01c16e4b.jpg
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 03-16-2017
Replies: 2
Views: 1,272
Posted By jamin-b
Update - I ran a roll of TriX through and got the...

Update - I ran a roll of TriX through and got the full 12 frames, none too close to the edges of the roll. I don't think I did anything different in loading however. I did have the subjective...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 03-15-2017
Replies: 2
Views: 1,272
Posted By jamin-b
Angry GF670 / Bessa III framing issue

So using my GF670 more frequently lately and have encountered a consistent problem. When I load the film, I have the "start" + arrows on the backing paper line up to the 6x6 mark on the camera, lock...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-10-2017
Replies: 2,012
Views: 610,159
Posted By jamin-b
I second the wow. Maybe just my subjective...

I second the wow. Maybe just my subjective impression, but it seems from your posts that your photography has taken a great leap forward...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-08-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 1,130
Posted By jamin-b
a few of mine with this combo, rated I believe at...

a few of mine with this combo, rated I believe at ISO 200:
https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7385/14081572773_528c275054_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/nskJZt)april2014-71 (https://flic.kr/p/nskJZt) by Ben...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 03-05-2017
Replies: 82
Views: 49,289
Posted By jamin-b
A couple of recent ones from a walkabout in...

A couple of recent ones from a walkabout in Jerusalem with the M8:

https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3762/33187138345_0745581fcb_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/SyCL1r)L1021161 (https://flic.kr/p/SyCL1r) by...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 03-01-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 2,788
Posted By jamin-b
I purchased an M8 in great shape second hand a...

I purchased an M8 in great shape second hand a few years ago for around $1,200 and have used it for travel, family portraits and to make a quantum leap in my learning of photography. I have bought...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 02-28-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 1,647
Posted By jamin-b
still looking for the half frame mask.......

still looking for the half frame mask.... anyone???
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-28-2017
Replies: 19
Views: 1,645
Posted By jamin-b
Totally agree, and I would throw in a 55mm...

Totally agree, and I would throw in a 55mm micro-nikkor, if you are into that. I picked up a first version (non AI version, 3.5 that had been AI'd) that has the built in exposure conversion and it...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-18-2017
Replies: 604
Views: 90,545
Posted By jamin-b
really like this!

really like this!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-15-2017
Replies: 228
Views: 25,513
Posted By jamin-b
https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/435/32779405176_9dab...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/435/32779405176_9dab34c703_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/RWB29d)NDF_5648-Edit-2 (https://flic.kr/p/RWB29d) by Ben Sandler (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-15-2017
Replies: 604
Views: 90,545
Posted By jamin-b
another one from...

another one from me...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2565/32099020433_330c11cf3d_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/QUtSsM)NDF_5471-Edit (https://flic.kr/p/QUtSsM) by Ben Sandler...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-13-2017
Replies: 40
Views: 2,306
Posted By jamin-b
I use syringes for measuring rodinal or hc 110 in...

I use syringes for measuring rodinal or hc 110 in small quantities. Where I live I can get them in 1,5 and 10cc varieties for pennies at the pharmacy.

Sent from my HTC 10 using Tapatalk
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-12-2017
Replies: 79
Views: 3,428
Posted By jamin-b
For home development and scanning, a 24 roll...

For home development and scanning, a 24 roll means one pass only of the Epson *** scanner....
Forum: Olympus RF 02-09-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 3,493
Posted By jamin-b
I use a 49mm hood from one of my olympus pen f...

I use a 49mm hood from one of my olympus pen f lenses. Really needed only for protection of the lens, I don't find that the lens itself has any flare issues.

Sent from my HTC 10 using Tapatalk
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-31-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 1,689
Posted By jamin-b
I fully get that having limitations leads to...

I fully get that having limitations leads to creativity - just look what poets did with the constraints of the sonnet form for example. However being frustrated by all the low lights shots I didn't...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-30-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 5,660
Posted By jamin-b
I am thinking of plunging into C41 and E6 home...

I am thinking of plunging into C41 and E6 home development using this method. One question from a novice - would I need to have metal developing tanks and reels for this to work properly or can I use...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-30-2017
Replies: 53
Views: 3,547
Posted By jamin-b
I am thinking of starting a new camera service...

I am thinking of starting a new camera service "Lomo-kamera-therapie":

Professionally applied scratches: $100 per camera, add $50 per corner dent

Will also scratch lenses for $50 per lens,...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-26-2017
Replies: 42
Views: 2,217
Posted By jamin-b
Fujica 705 series + Super Takumar 35mm 3.5 or any...

Fujica 705 series + Super Takumar 35mm 3.5 or any of the M42 50/55mm standards...my 2 cents..
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-17-2017
Replies: 439
Views: 34,275
Posted By jamin-b
https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/293/31895475221_6039...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/293/31895475221_6039917ffa_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/QAuDyz)Dec16_120_Foma200_D_RlfxT_10 (https://flic.kr/p/QAuDyz) by Ben Sandler...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 01-10-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 964
Posted By jamin-b
I noticed this week my R4a was signaling a weak...

I noticed this week my R4a was signaling a weak battery when I was outside in cold weather, but I also felt it was likely just the cold, as it started only after the camera had been out for a while...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 01-05-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 2,509
Posted By jamin-b
If you need repairs, I would strongly recommend...

If you need repairs, I would strongly recommend Greg Weber for old Konica cameras. He made a Konica III work like new for me, and in my correspondence he mentioned that he could work on Pearls. He...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-02-2017
Replies: 932
Views: 227,065
Posted By jamin-b
https://c2.staticflickr.com/1/404/31882015481_b2b8...

https://c2.staticflickr.com/1/404/31882015481_b2b81e45c9_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/QziEs6)Dec16_117_HP5_D_RlfxT_14 (https://flic.kr/p/QziEs6) by Ben Sandler...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-02-2017
Replies: 2,012
Views: 610,159
Posted By jamin-b
By far my most viewed photo in Flickr - after it...

By far my most viewed photo in Flickr - after it was featured in "Explore"...

The end of Christmas in the Old City, Jerusalem...

Rolleiflex T with 16 exposure mask, HP5+ @ISO 640, Diafine...
Showing results 1 to 199 of 438

 


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 00:11.


vBulletin skin developed by: eXtremepixels
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

All content on this site is Copyright Protected and owned by its respective owner. You may link to content on this site but you may not reproduce any of it in whole or part without written consent from its owner.