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Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 1 Week Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 218
Posted By Larry H-L
Mid-apertures are fine, both look pretty much...

Mid-apertures are fine, both look pretty much like any standard SLR 50mm. I have not used either lens stopped all the way down.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 1 Week Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 218
Posted By Larry H-L
It's a chunk, significantly bigger and heavier...

It's a chunk, significantly bigger and heavier than an M42-mount 50mm f1.4 Pentax Takumar, but a bit smaller than an old SLR Nikkor-H 85mm f1.8, if you know that lens.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 1 Week Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 218
Posted By Larry H-L
I have both lenses and use them mainly on a Sony...

I have both lenses and use them mainly on a Sony A7s. Both produce nice images, but the 7 Artisans f1.1 has a special character wide open, sometimes the out-of-focus areas look almost smoke-like. Big...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 1 Week Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 276
Posted By Larry H-L
Looks like a chemical problem rather than an...

Looks like a chemical problem rather than an enlarger issue.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 306
Posted By Larry H-L
Those bubbles seem to be everywhere on the bridge...

Those bubbles seem to be everywhere on the bridge frames, it almost looks as if the emulsion is pulling loose from the film base. I've never seen anything quite like that. I don't think it is your...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 803
Posted By Larry H-L
In addition to the monopod and L-grip ideas, also...

In addition to the monopod and L-grip ideas, also consider a “chest-pod.”

A Leitz tabletop tripod and tall Leitz ball head or similar setup can be rested on your upper chest (you become the...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 701
Posted By Larry H-L
Most FB papers will dry fairly flat if they are...

Most FB papers will dry fairly flat if they are dried face down on fiberglass window screening (most art schools do this, 'cause it’s cheap) or if they are clipped to a line and lightly weighted on...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 701
Posted By Larry H-L
You could try a clothes iron. Make a sandwich,...

You could try a clothes iron.

Make a sandwich, from bottom to top, clean matt board, clean white paper, your dry print face down, another clean matt board.

Iron the top matt board until it is hot...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-11-2019
Replies: 108
Views: 2,657
Posted By Larry H-L
I always tape over branding, but not for street...

I always tape over branding, but not for street stealth or anti-marketing... but to help eliminate reflections in closeup photos. I often shoot small tools commercially, and you wouldn’t believe how...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-25-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 791
Posted By Larry H-L
If you are a frequent low-light shooter, take the...

If you are a frequent low-light shooter, take the Nokton. If not, take the ‘cron.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-19-2019
Replies: 238
Views: 8,759
Posted By Larry H-L
I think he is referring to the Ohio Camera...

I think he is referring to the Ohio Camera Collectors Society, they had an auction here in Columbus this past week.
http://historiccamera.com/club/occs/
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-15-2019
Replies: 123
Views: 2,837
Posted By Larry H-L
If we ignore the obvious low-end camera vs. cell...

If we ignore the obvious low-end camera vs. cell phone issue that results in lower sales numbers, I think the biggest “problem” for the industry is their success at producing cameras that are so good...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 05-10-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 899
Posted By Larry H-L
It's not too common with Macs, but have you...

It's not too common with Macs, but have you checked for a possible virus?
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 05-10-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 899
Posted By Larry H-L
The SD formatter restores cards similar to SD...

The SD formatter restores cards similar to SD card factory formatting.

I would suggest you consider backing up your iMac, and doing a clean system install. It's a PIA, but you seem to have some OS...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 05-10-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 899
Posted By Larry H-L
Weird. Can you try a different computer in case...

Weird.

Can you try a different computer in case your Adobe software has developed a glitch (or trash the preferences file, or re-download the apps if you are on the cloud)?

The cards, try...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-09-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 364
Posted By Larry H-L
The Windows version is different than my Mac,...

The Windows version is different than my Mac, but, under input options, is professional or advanced available rather than standard?

Under color, are Kodak transparency film options available, rather...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-04-2019
Replies: 238
Views: 8,759
Posted By Larry H-L
Hey Dan, I give up... what's with the hamburger...

Hey Dan,

I give up... what's with the hamburger flippers? Instead of print tongs?
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-30-2019
Replies: 1
Views: 208
Posted By Larry H-L
Thanks for that link. In the 80's and early 90's...

Thanks for that link.

In the 80's and early 90's I had the pleasure of seeing Doug work the Reagan and Bush years in D.C., and later worked with him at the Associated Press office in Washington.

He...
Forum: Photo Software 04-30-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 340
Posted By Larry H-L
Yes, Rolfe is correct, put the photos in a...

Yes, Rolfe is correct, put the photos in a folder, click the share button, insert the recipient's email. Should work.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-26-2019
Replies: 1,085
Views: 291,039
Posted By Larry H-L
https://people.ohio.edu/hamel-la/photos/lhl_biker_...

https://people.ohio.edu/hamel-la/photos/lhl_biker_01.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-26-2019
Replies: 80
Views: 4,399
Posted By Larry H-L
Aluminum can...

Aluminum can collector

https://people.ohio.edu/hamel-la/photos/lhl_can_collector_01.jpg

I should have asked him if he'd ever been pulled over by the police.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 04-06-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 435
Posted By Larry H-L
Lowepro has a small waist bag, the Trekker. I'm...

Lowepro has a small waist bag, the Trekker. I'm not crazy about the metal hook fastener, but it also has a zipper for secure closing.

Another option is a small Domke bag, the strap comes off, then...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-04-2019
Replies: 356
Views: 36,230
Posted By Larry H-L
Rained last weekend, bored, shot...

Rained last weekend, bored, shot inside.

https://people.ohio.edu/hamel-la/photos/lhl_lillies_01.jpg
Zeiss Opton Sonnar 50mm f1.5 in Contax RF mout, Amadeo adapter.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-04-2019
Replies: 1,302
Views: 335,505
Posted By Larry H-L
In the old days, Cincinnati, Ohio was nicknamed...

In the old days, Cincinnati, Ohio was nicknamed "Porkopolis."

https://people.ohio.edu/hamel-la/photos/lhl_cinci_pig_01.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-04-2019
Replies: 553
Views: 13,341
Posted By Larry H-L
Artist David Hostetler, sadly he passed a few...

Artist David Hostetler, sadly he passed a few years ago.

https://people.ohio.edu/hamel-la/photos/lhl_hostetler_01.jpg
Forum: Sony Alpha / NEX News / General Discussion 03-30-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 387
Posted By Larry H-L
I use C1 at work, but usually with Nikon. I use...

I use C1 at work, but usually with Nikon. I use the full version that works with most camera brands, and in my experience, it tethers easily and works well. I don’t have experience with the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-07-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 491
Posted By Larry H-L
The second set of photos looks much more like...

The second set of photos looks much more like reticulation from a chemical or water temperature change. I've never seen thawing frozen film have an issue, other than from the roll sticking to itself...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-07-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 491
Posted By Larry H-L
Looks like paper fiber lint to me. If it is not...

Looks like paper fiber lint to me. If it is not on the negative, perhaps it is coming from your scanner or enlarger?
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-06-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 941
Posted By Larry H-L
The non-collapsible Vintage Line version of the...

The non-collapsible Vintage Line version of the 50mm f3.5 Heliar should be worth looking into, at least the Nikon S-mount version is super tiny.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-04-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 395
Posted By Larry H-L
I find that it is not how hard you grab, but...

I find that it is not how hard you grab, but where you grab. Try slightly shifting your grip around in different places, this often works for stuck filters.

Also make sure you are depressing the...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-24-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 745
Posted By Larry H-L
You would probably be happy with either,...

You would probably be happy with either, personally I'd probably go for the newer Summarit, as the condition is likely to be better. The 'cron is 1/2 a stop faster, but as you say, you rarely shoot...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 02-22-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 870
Posted By Larry H-L
The moon is about the same distance from the sun...

The moon is about the same distance from the sun as we are here on Earth, therefore the amount of light falling on it during its daylight exposure isn't all that different. Our atmosphere does suck...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 02-15-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 287
Posted By Larry H-L
I am running SPP v6 something or other, on a Mac,...

I am running SPP v6 something or other, on a Mac, Mojave, no problems. There is also a Photoshop plug-in available from Sigma, not many development options,but it works...
Forum: Other RF 02-10-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1,004
Posted By Larry H-L
The head bartender here is a fan, Stephen has...

The head bartender here is a fan, Stephen has info here if you haven’t seen it.

https://www.cameraquest.com/foton.htm

I use a TTH Amotal in LTM, a good lens.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 02-10-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 494
Posted By Larry H-L
Try cleaning your print trays really well, scrub...

Try cleaning your print trays really well, scrub them, especially if you are using metal trays.

Otherwise, perhaps humidity damage to your paper... was it in the fridge and then warmed in a humid...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-01-2019
Replies: 8,807
Views: 859,159
Posted By Larry H-L
Recently picked up a VC-II meter in black, for...

Recently picked up a VC-II meter in black, for the Nikon S2; moved the shoe to the adjacent screw holes, fits well.

And, a 50mm f3.5 Heliar in Nikon RF / Contax mount, for use on the Nikon and on a...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-15-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 1,070
Posted By Larry H-L
From the RFF archives, watch when David Alan...

From the RFF archives, watch when David Alan Harvey opens the storage locker.

https://vimeo.com/9831500
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 12-28-2018
Replies: 48
Views: 3,520
Posted By Larry H-L
Thanks for the note Godfrey, yes you should...

Thanks for the note Godfrey, yes you should probably sell / trade some of 4/3 and m4/3 gear and get some Leica stuff (I think you are now using the "new" CL)?

After cruising through the Oly menus a...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 12-28-2018
Replies: 48
Views: 3,520
Posted By Larry H-L
I walked into a camera store that specializes in...

I walked into a camera store that specializes in used photo gear yesterday, looking for an 85mm lens for Sony, and somehow walked out of the store with a mint used Oly Pen F instead. Not sure how...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 12-27-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 424
Posted By Larry H-L
I gave the Sigma X3F Photoshop CC plug-in a quick...

I gave the Sigma X3F Photoshop CC plug-in a quick try, it seems to work well, however your adjustments are limited to the "Fill-Light" slider only, you do not get the benefit of using the full Adobe...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-18-2018
Replies: 1,424
Views: 194,500
Posted By Larry H-L
Thanks Lynn, I always enjoy your seaside work....

Thanks Lynn, I always enjoy your seaside work.

We've had the second rainiest year ever recorded here in Ohio, so many ponds, reservoirs and rivers have overflowed this year.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-17-2018
Replies: 1,424
Views: 194,500
Posted By Larry H-L
https://people.ohio.edu/hamel-la/photos/lhl_hoover...

https://people.ohio.edu/hamel-la/photos/lhl_hoover_res-2.jpg
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 12-15-2018
Replies: 33
Views: 7,015
Posted By Larry H-L
The Nokton, SC or MC, is certainly a good deal...

The Nokton, SC or MC, is certainly a good deal for a fast 35mm. The barrel distortion isn't a big issue unless your are photographing architecture, and the bokeh calms down if you stop down to f2 and...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 12-10-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 518
Posted By Larry H-L
I agree that this appears to be really minor, the...

I agree that this appears to be really minor, the specks are so small. I have a Canon EOS lens with a “big chunk” of something on an interior element. Tried hard to get it to show in an image... no...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 12-04-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 313
Posted By Larry H-L
It's possible that you have an adapter with the...

It's possible that you have an adapter with the wrong thread pitch, I seem to recall that some are .75 and some .50?

Search for 39mm filter thread pitch, and I think you'll find an answer for your...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 12-01-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 869
Posted By Larry H-L
I had some made for a client at...

I had some made for a client at metalandpaper.photo in California, they looked good.

A close friend uses Adorama, those also look good.

I've been to that photo co-op gallery in ABQ, their work is...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-28-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 364
Posted By Larry H-L
If you are using it on the Nikon F2 camera with a...

If you are using it on the Nikon F2 camera with a metered prism, the TTL meter should still work fine.

If no prism meter, and using it with a handheld meter, you will have to compensate by opening...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-28-2018
Replies: 99
Views: 8,752
Posted By Larry H-L
I'm guessing that quite a few portrait / wedding...

I'm guessing that quite a few portrait / wedding photogs will actually buy the lens specifically for the ring flare (flair!).
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-24-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 460
Posted By Larry H-L
I agree with Peter, not likey a lens...

I agree with Peter, not likey a lens problem.

Look to the right side of the frame, the piping on the front of the sofa is relatively sharp, you seem to have front-focused. Throw in some subject...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-14-2018
Replies: 112
Views: 2,881
Posted By Larry H-L
Add to Rich's list: Magnified focus: zoom into a...

Add to Rich's list:

Magnified focus: zoom into a small area for critical focus.

Focus peaking: areas that are in focus are shown in a bright highlighted color such as yellow, makes fast focusing...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-14-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 832
Posted By Larry H-L
It could be foam, but like Ted, I've never seen...

It could be foam, but like Ted, I've never seen it that bad.

Is it possible that the film was exposed to moisture / condensation before it was developed? If the film was cold, and then exposed to a...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-24-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 600
Posted By Larry H-L
I don't think frame # 2A has less density at...

I don't think frame # 2A has less density at left.

To me, it looks as if the left side of that frame is normally exposed, and the entire 7/8ths right side of that frame has additional exposure from...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-24-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 600
Posted By Larry H-L
The way it fades off makes it seem like a light...

The way it fades off makes it seem like a light leak to me. But wouldn't the leak would be on the closure side, not the hinge side (remember, the picture in-camera is upside down), Bessas have the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-18-2018
Replies: 2,682
Views: 789,217
Posted By Larry H-L
Got...

Got brass?

https://people.ohio.edu/hamel-la/photos/lhl_brass-1.jpg

Sigma SD Quattro, Sigma 17-50mm f2.8
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-18-2018
Replies: 122
Views: 5,211
Posted By Larry H-L
Some autumnal light in the house this...

Some autumnal light in the house this morning.

https://people.ohio.edu/hamel-la/photos/lhl_red_oktober-1.jpg

LTM Jupiter-8 50mm f2 on a Sony A7s.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-18-2018
Replies: 122
Views: 5,211
Posted By Larry H-L
https://people.ohio.edu/hamel-la/photos/lhl_red_ok...

https://people.ohio.edu/hamel-la/photos/lhl_red_oktober-2.jpg

LTM Jupiter-8 on a Sony A7s.
Forum: RFF Polls 10-13-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 1,179
Posted By Larry H-L
I prefer the f2.8, it does have a vignetted look...

I prefer the f2.8, it does have a vignetted look sometimes, but is overall a great lens.

The f2 gives a more even looking exposure in the corners, but I find it very difficult to focus properly.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-12-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 386
Posted By Larry H-L
Hi Alec, I checked my Lubitel 166, which I...

Hi Alec,
I checked my Lubitel 166, which I believe has a similar lens.

Just by touch, the rear lens facing the back toward the film, has a slight curve. It is definitely not totally flat.

As a...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 10-10-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 474
Posted By Larry H-L
The green area is unremoved anti-halation...

The green area is unremoved anti-halation backing, that dye may come off with additional washing. Or, you could pre-wash prior to development.

The circle... guessing that it might be from chemical...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 09-28-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 919
Posted By Larry H-L
The image rendering of the Schneider...

The image rendering of the Schneider Super-Angulon 90mm f8 makes it one of my favorite wide lenses for 4x5, though it will not fold up inside your camera. I would personally go for rendering over...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-26-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 1,663
Posted By Larry H-L
Some cameras now offer “small RAW” in the menu...

Some cameras now offer “small RAW” in the menu options, so maybe the manufacturers realize your concerns.

I just watched a YouTube video showing a billboard print... 2 mp.

I keep the big files, but...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 09-26-2018
Replies: 39
Views: 1,483
Posted By Larry H-L
I think it is clear that mirrorless is evolving...

I think it is clear that mirrorless is evolving from small and light in weight to larger and heavier to serve the needs of the professional market.

If Leica, Panasonic, Sigma and others want to...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 09-26-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 2,250
Posted By Larry H-L
It will be interesting to see if they implement...

It will be interesting to see if they implement auto-crop modes to APS-c and APS-h, as many of the newer lenses for the SD Quattro cameras, such as the 30mm f1.4, wll not cover a full-frame sensor.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-24-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 566
Posted By Larry H-L
If you are able to return the lens to the seller,...

If you are able to return the lens to the seller, or trade it for another item, I would do so.

Otherwise, if you are nervous about painting and/or flocking, ask a camera repair service to do it, it...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-22-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 566
Posted By Larry H-L
I find it odd that the white stain only appears...

I find it odd that the white stain only appears in a certain area. Haze would most likely cause an overall hazy look.

Do you have a filter or hood on the lens? If so, try shots without them...
Forum: Panasonic S1 S1 R L Mount cameras 09-21-2018
Replies: 41
Views: 2,457
Posted By Larry H-L
The business side of this doesn’t seem too...

The business side of this doesn’t seem too complicated to me.

Panasonic needs a full-frame hybrid mirrorless camera to stay relevant and keep up with Sony. They have a long-standing relationship...
Forum: Panasonic S1 S1 R L Mount cameras 09-21-2018
Replies: 41
Views: 2,457
Posted By Larry H-L
This is moving quickly. Rumor sites, such as...

This is moving quickly. Rumor sites, such as L-rumors and Mirrorless Rumors, are now suggesting that Panasonic will announce TWO L-mount FF bodies and three new L lenses. Two zooms(Sigma?) and a fast...
Forum: Panasonic S1 S1 R L Mount cameras 09-21-2018
Replies: 41
Views: 2,457
Posted By Larry H-L
We will know more on the 25th, but until then,...

We will know more on the 25th, but until then, this raises so many questions and possibilities.

Is this a “one-off” project, or the start of a longer-term collaboration?

Panasonic is well known for...
Forum: Panasonic S1 S1 R L Mount cameras 09-20-2018
Replies: 41
Views: 2,457
Posted By Larry H-L
I think M lenses can be adapted to the SL?

I think M lenses can be adapted to the SL?
Forum: Panasonic S1 S1 R L Mount cameras 09-20-2018
Replies: 41
Views: 2,457
Posted By Larry H-L
Leica, Sigma and Panasonic

The rumor sites are buzzing with news of a new consortium comprised of Leica, Sigma and Panasonic to produce a new FF mirrorless camera using the Leica SL mount.

If true this is huge news.
Forum: Leica SL 09-20-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 2,790
Posted By Larry H-L
43rumors is reporting a rumor that the new...

43rumors is reporting a rumor that the new Panasonic full-frame camera will use the Leica SL mount. Interesting move if true.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-19-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 724
Posted By Larry H-L
I've been happy with the 35mm f1.8 DX as a...

I've been happy with the 35mm f1.8 DX as a normal-length lens.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-13-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 616
Posted By Larry H-L
I seem to remember that there are two different...

I seem to remember that there are two different versions of the Voigtlander 50mm viewfinders, the regular one, and then a slightly different version that came with the Bessa T set.
Forum: Nikon RF 09-10-2018
Replies: 94
Views: 9,200
Posted By Larry H-L
https://people.ohio.edu/hamel-la/photos/lhl_unicor...

https://people.ohio.edu/hamel-la/photos/lhl_unicorn-1.jpg

Nikon S2, 35mm f2.5 Nikkor, Tri-X, Harvey's Panthermic 777
The Ohio State Fair, Columbus
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-10-2018
Replies: 822
Views: 139,718
Posted By Larry H-L
https://people.ohio.edu/hamel-la/photos/LHL_nm-41....

https://people.ohio.edu/hamel-la/photos/LHL_nm-41.jpg

Panasonic GX-85, 35-100mm f4-5.6, Amsterdam
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-10-2018
Replies: 822
Views: 139,718
Posted By Larry H-L
https://people.ohio.edu/hamel-la/photos/lhl_bicycl...

https://people.ohio.edu/hamel-la/photos/lhl_bicycle_flowers-1.jpg

Panasonic GX-85, 20mm f1.7 v2.0

Schwinn, Schwinn, made of tin, ride it out, walk it in. (Our bicycle chant as kids).
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 09-07-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 1,652
Posted By Larry H-L
That small adapter looks similar to one I once...

That small adapter looks similar to one I once used on a 16mm cine camera.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-05-2018
Replies: 109
Views: 2,893
Posted By Larry H-L
https://people.ohio.edu/hamel-la/photos/LHL_nm-20....

https://people.ohio.edu/hamel-la/photos/LHL_nm-20.jpg

Sigma DP-2 Merrill
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-05-2018
Replies: 109
Views: 2,893
Posted By Larry H-L
https://people.ohio.edu/hamel-la/photos/LHL_nm-37....

https://people.ohio.edu/hamel-la/photos/LHL_nm-37.jpg

Panasonic GX-85, 35-100mm f4-5.6, Vintage Motorcycle Days, Lexington, OH
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-05-2018
Replies: 68
Views: 5,832
Posted By Larry H-L
https://people.ohio.edu/hamel-la/photos/lhl_pencil...

https://people.ohio.edu/hamel-la/photos/lhl_pencil_01.jpg

Voigtlander Heliar 150mm on a Crown Graphic, top RF.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-04-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 640
Posted By Larry H-L
A user named Reinhold sells simple and relatively...

A user named Reinhold sells simple and relatively inexpensive meniscus lenses under the Wollaston brand name on Photrio.com (apug.org).
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-03-2018
Replies: 573
Red
Views: 135,535
Posted By Larry H-L
https://people.ohio.edu/hamel-la/photos/LHL_nm-17....

https://people.ohio.edu/hamel-la/photos/LHL_nm-17.jpg

Sigma DP-2 Merrill, Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-01-2018
Replies: 1,597
Views: 277,521
Posted By Larry H-L
https://people.ohio.edu/hamel-la/photos/LHL_nm-26....

https://people.ohio.edu/hamel-la/photos/LHL_nm-26.jpg

https://people.ohio.edu/hamel-la/photos/LHL_nm-27.jpg

Sigma DP2 Merrill
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-01-2018
Replies: 623
Views: 140,231
Posted By Larry H-L
https://people.ohio.edu/hamel-la/photos/lhl_feed_s...

https://people.ohio.edu/hamel-la/photos/lhl_feed_store_01.jpg

Bronica ETRS, 150mm, Tmax-400
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-29-2018
Replies: 35
Views: 1,327
Posted By Larry H-L
My most used are the 25mm f1.4 Pan/Leica, 15mm...

My most used are the 25mm f1.4 Pan/Leica, 15mm f1.7 Pan/Leica, and the 42.5mm f1.7 Panasonic. All are very good.

I have the Oly 75mm f1.8, a superb lens, but it often feels too long at 150mm...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-29-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 387
Posted By Larry H-L
I have had good results from ACMAXX brand screen...

I have had good results from ACMAXX brand screen protectors. Sold on most of the big sites.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-28-2018
Replies: 5,512
Views: 486,840
Posted By Larry H-L
https://people.ohio.edu/hamel-la/photos/LHL_nm-22....

https://people.ohio.edu/hamel-la/photos/LHL_nm-22.jpg

https://people.ohio.edu/hamel-la/photos/LHL_nm-21.jpg

Roasting green chilies, and red sweet peppers, Santa Fe, New Mexico farmers's...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 08-28-2018
Replies: 1,522
Views: 96,761
Posted By Larry H-L
https://people.ohio.edu/hamel-la/photos/LHL_nm-18....

https://people.ohio.edu/hamel-la/photos/LHL_nm-18.jpg

Relaxing couple, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Sigma DP2 Merrill
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 08-25-2018
Replies: 273
Views: 12,298
Posted By Larry H-L
One possible benefit of the short flange distance...

One possible benefit of the short flange distance would be that Sony FE lenses might be adaptable to the Nikon Z series cameras. However, Nikon Z lenses would not focus to infinity on the Sony...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-19-2018
Replies: 92
Views: 3,954
Posted By Larry H-L
I like the non-adjustable Voigtlander deluxe...

I like the non-adjustable Voigtlander deluxe straps that the head bartender used to sell, but they appear to be discontinued and out of stock.

Otherwise, the narrow Domke gripper, or the newer Peak...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-15-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 1,485
Posted By Larry H-L
Also consider your preference for focus / zoom...

Also consider your preference for focus / zoom rotation direction.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-15-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 659
Posted By Larry H-L
You mentioned that you have been to the area...

You mentioned that you have been to the area previously and you have color digital files. Take those digital files of red rock areas and convert them to B&W in a digital editing program similar to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-13-2018
Replies: 8,807
Views: 859,159
Posted By Larry H-L
Every contrast set I have owned (Kodak...

Every contrast set I have owned (Kodak Polycontrast) has included a #3. Number 2 was the same as no filter. Ilford's may be different.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-12-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 579
Posted By Larry H-L
Not certain on this particular lens, but some...

Not certain on this particular lens, but some lenses have a trim ring to cover and protect the lens hood attachment points, when a hood is not being used. And it looks better when a hood is not used.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 08-12-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 1,062
Posted By Larry H-L
I am not an expert, but I think those “ears” may...

I am not an expert, but I think those “ears” may be an indication of a Jupiter?

This might help: http://www.klassik-cameras.de/Zeiss_Fakes.html
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 08-10-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 789
Posted By Larry H-L
I think the Sigma crop sensor lenses, such as the...

I think the Sigma crop sensor lenses, such as the 17-70mm, will cause the H body to revert to 1.5x crop size, unless you manually turn that feature off. That might be why you are not seeing...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 08-09-2018
Replies: 35
Views: 2,211
Posted By Larry H-L
Mine is a 9960xxx, but crystal clear. Maybe the...

Mine is a 9960xxx, but crystal clear. Maybe the issue is fungus, and not “haze.”
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-08-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 618
Posted By Larry H-L
I just want to add that usually, most tripod...

I just want to add that usually, most tripod users would prefer to have a center column in there, rather than just the mounting plate. While a center column is not necessary, it sure is handy.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 08-08-2018
Replies: 31
Views: 4,220
Posted By Larry H-L
DennisM, Great news! Happy that your camera is...

DennisM,
Great news! Happy that your camera is working well.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-03-2018
Replies: 3,168
Views: 556,681
Posted By Larry H-L
Ricoh GRD...

Ricoh GRD (1)

https://people.ohio.edu/hamel-la/photos/LHL_street-1.jpg

https://people.ohio.edu/hamel-la/photos/LHL_street-2.jpg

https://people.ohio.edu/hamel-la/photos/LHL_street-3.jpg
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 08-01-2018
Replies: 286
Views: 71,257
Posted By Larry H-L
Just tried a Jupiter-12 on a Nikon S2, it does...

Just tried a Jupiter-12 on a Nikon S2, it does mount, however it is a very snug fit and does rub the front of the camera. The Nikkor 35mm f2.5 mounts much more easily.
Forum: Digital Compacts 07-30-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 877
Posted By Larry H-L
The Sony RX100 series, if you want a viewfinder...

The Sony RX100 series, if you want a viewfinder and a retractable lens.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 07-25-2018
Replies: 31
Views: 4,220
Posted By Larry H-L
Dennis M., Have you tried cleaning the battery...

Dennis M.,
Have you tried cleaning the battery contacts and new batteries? Sounds as if it might be temporarily losing power.
You could keep running that junk roll through repeatedly to see if...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 07-22-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 727
Posted By Larry H-L
If you are in the Columbus area, you might call...

If you are in the Columbus area, you might call World of Used Photography, 614-824-5047, 1043 W. Third St., in the Grandview area. They have a ton of old gear but don't list it on their website. They...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 07-19-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 392
Posted By Larry H-L
Most will fit and work well, but the 35mm f2.8...

Most will fit and work well, but the 35mm f2.8 Jupiter-12 will not work on a IIa.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 07-19-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 406
Posted By Larry H-L
You are correct that in most instances aperture...

You are correct that in most instances aperture alone determines your electronic flash exposure. However in cases of high ambient continuous light, such as outside daylight, some continuous light...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-19-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 632
Posted By Larry H-L
She likes “high caliber” gear.

She likes “high caliber” gear.
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 07-16-2018
Replies: 2
Views: 817
Posted By Larry H-L
Given that Loxia branded Biogons are tweaked for...

Given that Loxia branded Biogons are tweaked for the A-7 / 9 series, I'd guess that you will still see some edge issues.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-16-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 847
Posted By Larry H-L
Velvia 50 noodles have a much richer taste.

Velvia 50 noodles have a much richer taste.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 07-14-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 549
Posted By Larry H-L
A great explanation here on the head bartender's...

A great explanation here on the head bartender's other website:

https://cameraquest.com/voigt_e_lenses.htm
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 07-05-2018
Replies: 31
Views: 4,220
Posted By Larry H-L
Mine still works well, though it hasn't seen...

Mine still works well, though it hasn't seen heavy use. The viewfinder is a wider view, .60 magnification if I recall correctly, and that works really well with wider and normal lenses or if you wear...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-04-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 731
Posted By Larry H-L
Photo Shelter?

Photo Shelter?
Forum: Zeiss Contax 07-01-2018
Replies: 115
Views: 36,093
Posted By Larry H-L
Need some Sonnar help. I recently picked up a...

Need some Sonnar help. I recently picked up a Nikon S2, and I have a few 50mm Sonnars. I know that the Sonnars have some focus-shift up close, and I know that the Nikon has a slightly different focus...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-30-2018
Replies: 123
Views: 4,457
Posted By Larry H-L
Few people look skyward anymore, they’re too busy...

Few people look skyward anymore, they’re too busy staring down at their phone.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-30-2018
Replies: 89
Views: 7,262
Posted By Larry H-L
Bronica ETRS, 150mm, Konica 720nm IR film, 25a...

Bronica ETRS, 150mm, Konica 720nm IR film, 25a filter, Lake Erie, Cleveland, OH

https://people.ohio.edu/hamel-la/photos/lhl_glowing_sheets_01.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-30-2018
Replies: 89
Views: 7,262
Posted By Larry H-L
Bronica ETRS, 50mm, Camden,...

Bronica ETRS, 50mm, Camden, Maine

https://people.ohio.edu/hamel-la/photos/lhl_oars_01.jpg
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-30-2018
Replies: 123
Views: 4,457
Posted By Larry H-L
Scotty, engage the warp...

Scotty, engage the warp drive!

https://people.ohio.edu/hamel-la/photos/lhl_warp_01.jpg
Forum: Chris Crawford 06-21-2018
Replies: 2,533
Views: 366,746
Posted By Larry H-L
Really lovely use of light on the hoop photo,...

Really lovely use of light on the hoop photo, Chris. Well done.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 06-20-2018
Replies: 2
Views: 1,526
Posted By Larry H-L
I've seen photos printed on a vinyl-plastic like...

I've seen photos printed on a vinyl-plastic like material, from a banner/sign store and they looked pretty good from a reasonable viewing distance.

Or, as Chris suggested, carefully seam two or...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-19-2018
Replies: 79
Views: 10,690
Posted By Larry H-L
Years ago I had an M4-P that had difficulties...

Years ago I had an M4-P that had difficulties locking some lenses to the mounting ring. The locking tab/lens release must have been just slightly too large.

Could that be the issue, that the new...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-16-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 419
Posted By Larry H-L
Make sure the focus screen, up inside the lens...

Make sure the focus screen, up inside the lens mount, has not popped out of place. Push the focus screen frame up until it locks into place.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-15-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 496
Posted By Larry H-L
I think you are on the right track. A slow color...

I think you are on the right track. A slow color negative film such as Portra is a good choice.

FP-4 is a beautiful film, if it is sunny bright expose it generously at 50-64 ISO, and develop gently....
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 06-14-2018
Replies: 74
Views: 4,084
Posted By Larry H-L
Leica law #1: All Leica products that leave the...

Leica law #1: All Leica products that leave the factory floor must be priced at or above $ two arms and one leg.
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 06-14-2018
Replies: 146
Views: 15,508
Posted By Larry H-L
I haven’t noticed mine ever getting warm, but it...

I haven’t noticed mine ever getting warm, but it is just now starting to get hot here in Ohio. The SDQ cameras are larger than the DP Merrills, that might help with heat dissipation? Battery life is...
Forum: Nikon RF 06-10-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 857
Posted By Larry H-L
I think Voigtlander made the 12mm in Nikon SLR...

I think Voigtlander made the 12mm in Nikon SLR mount, it may be possible to adapt that lens to Nikon S mount without RF focusing. (Not really needed for a lens that wide).

Someone else here may know...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 06-08-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 531
Posted By Larry H-L
I have the Sunway Foto grips with integrated Arca...

I have the Sunway Foto grips with integrated Arca plates on my DP Merrills. Handy if you use a tripod frequently.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-06-2018
Replies: 81
Views: 3,156
Posted By Larry H-L
Occasionally I wear a vest for all-day event...

Occasionally I wear a vest for all-day event coverage, as it helps to distribute the weight on my shoulders. I have two old Banana Republic vests.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 06-04-2018
Replies: 2
Views: 433
Posted By Larry H-L
Not familiar with the N, but some cameras won't...

Not familiar with the N, but some cameras won't fire if the menu is set to focus priority, and the image isn't perfectly in focus.

Another thought... have you tried the self timer function?

Also,...
Forum: Chris Crawford 06-01-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 1,149
Posted By Larry H-L
I alternate between a Tenba Cooper 8, and a Peak...

I alternate between a Tenba Cooper 8, and a Peak Designs Sling 5L for m4/3. Happy with both bags, but the Tenba was fairly pricey.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 06-01-2018
Replies: 240
Views: 81,542
Posted By Larry H-L
^ Ken, is that a Vt with the Nikkor 50? I guess...

^ Ken, is that a Vt with the Nikkor 50? I guess that must be one of those “Canikons” I've seen mentioned.
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 04-26-2018
Replies: 146
Views: 15,508
Posted By Larry H-L
Spring is slow to arrive this year in Columbus,...

Spring is slow to arrive this year in Columbus, Ohio, the flowering trees are finally beginning to pop.

Sigma SD Quattro, Sigma 17-50mm f2.8, 760nm IR filter.

Mike, thanks for the firmware...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-22-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 1,201
Posted By Larry H-L
I've worked at some places that had enough gear...

I've worked at some places that had enough gear that Nikon and Canon technicians would occasionaly come to our workplace to clean gear.

They both used the same thing to clean lenses... 98%...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 04-06-2018
Replies: 2
Views: 687
Posted By Larry H-L
Leica CL (film) with a Voigtlander 35mm f2.5...

Leica CL (film) with a Voigtlander 35mm f2.5 Color-Skopar would be small, but heavier and pricey.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-28-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 409
Posted By Larry H-L
Regular development. Color negative can usually...

Regular development. Color negative can usually handle overexposure.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 02-16-2018
Replies: 35
Views: 2,211
Posted By Larry H-L
No haze or wobble on mine, and it was an early...

No haze or wobble on mine, and it was an early production version, probably more than 20 years old.

Perhaps haze has to do with how and where it was stored.
Forum: Fuji X Series 02-13-2018
Replies: 34
Views: 2,035
Posted By Larry H-L
Do you use the "custom dial" settings? Sometimes...

Do you use the "custom dial" settings?

Sometimes I change a custom setting on the fly, and then forget to "save" the changes to the custom setting before I shut the camera off.

Then, when I turn my...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 02-01-2018
Replies: 146
Views: 15,508
Posted By Larry H-L
The vignette looks very slight, were these shot...

The vignette looks very slight, were these shot at f1.8? I've heard that lens is extremely sharp, can you see any difference?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-01-2018
Replies: 47
Views: 3,408
Posted By Larry H-L
If you like Yashicas, the CC is smaller than the...

If you like Yashicas, the CC is smaller than the GSN cameras, and it has a 35mm f1.8 lens that is a bit wider and IMHO, nice for travel.

The Retina IIa has a 50mm f2, certainly fast enough for most...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-31-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 822
Posted By Larry H-L
With many lenses, having a bright light source...

With many lenses, having a bright light source just outside of the frame, is often worse than including the light inside the frame.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-31-2018
Replies: 5,512
Views: 486,840
Posted By Larry H-L
Thank you Robert, I always enjoy seeing your work...

Thank you Robert, I always enjoy seeing your work as well.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-28-2018
Replies: 585
Views: 85,913
Posted By Larry H-L
A Paint out the window of the bus on my morning...

A Paint out the window of the bus on my morning commute from the city to the Appalachian area of Ohio.

https://people.ohio.edu/hamel-la/photos/lhl_gobus_01.jpg

Sigma 19mm "Art" @ f2.8 on m4/3.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-28-2018
Replies: 5,512
Views: 486,840
Posted By Larry H-L
Orange and blue, my old high school...

Orange and blue, my old high school colors.

https://people.ohio.edu/hamel-la/photos/lhl_hoover_02.jpg

https://people.ohio.edu/hamel-la/photos/lhl_hoover_01.jpg

GX-85, 35-100mm
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-28-2018
Replies: 341
Views: 44,521
Posted By Larry H-L
After the icy fog burned...

After the icy fog burned off.

https://people.ohio.edu/hamel-la/photos/lhl_hoover_03.jpg

Panasonic GX-85, 35-100mm.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-24-2018
Replies: 286
Views: 71,257
Posted By Larry H-L
Colton, nice photo with great light.

Colton, nice photo with great light.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-21-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1,028
Posted By Larry H-L
It looks as if one piece of the film has touched...

It looks as if one piece of the film has touched another piece on the reel.

A bent reel that allows the film to touch, or improper loading on the reel with a slight pinch or buckle would be my first...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-16-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 1,647
Posted By Larry H-L
I wonder if this was a Photoshop attempt at a...

I wonder if this was a Photoshop attempt at a masking layer to lighten the face shadows that somehow went terribly wrong when flattening the layers for printing?

Brings a whole new meaning to...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 01-13-2018
Replies: 50
Views: 5,090
Posted By Larry H-L
I agree with many of the suggestions here,...

I agree with many of the suggestions here, including the Domke 5xb, Filson small field, Courierware, and A&A bags.

Recently I picked up a Tenba Cooper 8. Expensive, but excellent.. Much like a Domke...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 01-11-2018
Replies: 146
Views: 15,508
Posted By Larry H-L
Rained again, so I tried a few shots with the...

Rained again, so I tried a few shots with the Sigma 17-50mm zoom inside, up close. The lens seems fine and gives a useful 27-75mm range on the APS-c Quattro. Focus is a bit jittery in low light, but...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-10-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 1,120
Posted By Larry H-L
Those of us in cooler climates seem to be getting...

Those of us in cooler climates seem to be getting longer R09 shelf life, perhaps it is heat related.

Kodak HC-110 seems to last for decades in heavy syrup form if tightly capped, but I have heard...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 01-10-2018
Replies: 146
Views: 15,508
Posted By Larry H-L
Shawn, your focus stacking looks good. I'm a...

Shawn, your focus stacking looks good. I'm a Contax IIa fan too.

I found a really nice used 17-50mm and it arrived today. I hope to try it out in the morning before rain moves in, finally above...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-08-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 1,179
Posted By Larry H-L
I have had several items come to me in the U.S....

I have had several items come to me in the U.S. from Japan, Canada, China and have never had to pay a duty fee. However, all of the items were "used" and clearly marked as such on the package and...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-06-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 1,120
Posted By Larry H-L
In my experience it lasts fairly long, if...

In my experience it lasts fairly long, if undiluted. Once diluted, a very short shelf life.
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 12-26-2017
Replies: 146
Views: 15,508
Posted By Larry H-L
Some new firmware became available for the SD...

Some new firmware became available for the SD Quattros in the past few days, 1.0.8 for the APS-c and 1.0.4 for the "H" cameras.

https://www.sigma-global.com/en/download/cameras/firmware/

Select...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 12-26-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1,775
Posted By Larry H-L
It could be a Domke F2 bag, but after looking at...

It could be a Domke F2 bag, but after looking at the video the bag appears to be Cordura material and the strap configuration does not look like a Domke. I think it is an older Tenba bag, which was...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 12-25-2017
Replies: 151
Views: 45,696
Posted By Larry H-L
Great color there Vinny. The Merrill...

Great color there Vinny. The Merrill micro-contrast really makes it pop.
Forum: Chris Crawford 12-24-2017
Replies: 23
Views: 2,248
Posted By Larry H-L
Well done Chris.

Well done Chris.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-23-2017
Replies: 59
Views: 4,368
Posted By Larry H-L
I have noticed on Jupiters and Sonnars, that the...

I have noticed on Jupiters and Sonnars, that the pincushion distortion becomes much more noticeable when the lens is pointed up or down, and less seen when shooting straight ahead.

That might...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-22-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 1,969
Posted By Larry H-L
Mine sits mostly flush and tight, a tiny bit of...

Mine sits mostly flush and tight, a tiny bit of wiggle if pushed.

Is that a standard eyepiece? Mine is more horizontally rectangular. Could that eyepiece be the cause of the loose fit?
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 12-19-2017
Replies: 146
Views: 15,508
Posted By Larry H-L
Got outside today for a short walk. Pulled out...

Got outside today for a short walk. Pulled out the infrared blocking filter, it came out easily with tweezers by grasping the handling tab at top, after pushing the release on the right side of the...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 12-18-2017
Replies: 146
Views: 15,508
Posted By Larry H-L
Raining again here, so back to the...

Raining again here, so back to the toolbox:

https://people.ohio.edu/hamel-la/photos/lhl_wrench_01c.jpg

Sigma SD Quattro, Helios 44-2 58mm f2 @f8, continuous light paint with small LED flashlight,...
Forum: Fuji X Series 12-17-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 1,296
Posted By Larry H-L
Those spots are really quite large, larger than I...

Those spots are really quite large, larger than I have experienced, and they have a decidedly hexagonal shape. Could it be something else, such as condensation under the sensor cover glass?

If it...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 12-16-2017
Replies: 146
Views: 15,508
Posted By Larry H-L
It looks like you are having fun with the...

It looks like you are having fun with the 10-20mm, it certainly is w-i-d-e.
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 12-12-2017
Replies: 146
Views: 15,508
Posted By Larry H-L
Mike, you really nailed focus on the second...

Mike, you really nailed focus on the second photo, very sharp.
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 12-12-2017
Replies: 146
Views: 15,508
Posted By Larry H-L
Too cold and windy today, so some old tools from...

Too cold and windy today, so some old tools from the garage, SD Quattro, 58mm f2 Helios 44-2.

Looking forward to seeing some photos Jamie.

https://people.ohio.edu/hamel-la/photos/lhl_tools_01.jpg
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 12-11-2017
Replies: 62
Views: 11,591
Posted By Larry H-L
The lens is available both in Sony E and Leica M...

The lens is available both in Sony E and Leica M mounts.
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 12-11-2017
Replies: 151
Views: 45,696
Posted By Larry H-L
DP2M https://people.ohio.edu/hamel-la/photos/lhl_...

DP2M

https://people.ohio.edu/hamel-la/photos/lhl_dp2m_leaves_3171.jpg

https://people.ohio.edu/hamel-la/photos/lhl_dp2m_reeds_3176.jpg
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 12-11-2017
Replies: 146
Views: 15,508
Posted By Larry H-L
Jamie, thanks for the compliment on the gourd...

Jamie, thanks for the compliment on the gourd photo, and Shawn, thanks for the 10-20 samples, greatly appreciated.

I tried a few more m42 lenses, all Pentax. The 35mm f3.5 had some color smearing...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 12-10-2017
Replies: 64
Views: 8,747
Posted By Larry H-L
Nice color palette, and great DOF fall off. That...

Nice color palette, and great DOF fall off. That lens has a very distinct look.
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 12-09-2017
Replies: 146
Views: 15,508
Posted By Larry H-L
Looking forward to seeing some samples from both...

Looking forward to seeing some samples from both your 17-50mm and 10-20mm.

I found an usused Domke F-2 “original” bag in a cabinet, big, but the camera will sit sideways with the 30mm lens...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 12-08-2017
Replies: 272
Views: 84,235
Posted By Larry H-L
Thanks. One circular LED video light, if I...

Thanks. One circular LED video light, if I remember correctly.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 12-07-2017
Replies: 64
Views: 8,747
Posted By Larry H-L
Great stuff Keith. What lens?

Great stuff Keith.

What lens?
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 12-07-2017
Replies: 64
Views: 8,747
Posted By Larry H-L
Post your photo on Zenfolio. Copy the URL. Come...

Post your photo on Zenfolio. Copy the URL.

Come here, click reply, type your note in the message box as you did above, then click the yellow mountain and sunset icon above, paste in your photo's...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 12-07-2017
Replies: 272
Views: 84,235
Posted By Larry H-L
Contax lla with Sonnar 50mm f1.5, Voigtlander...

Contax lla with Sonnar 50mm f1.5, Voigtlander optical finder:

https://people.ohio.edu/hamel-la/photos/lhl_contax_lla.jpg
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 12-07-2017
Replies: 64
Views: 8,747
Posted By Larry H-L
Had mine out a couple of weeks ago, with the C/V...

Had mine out a couple of weeks ago, with the C/V 35mm f1.4 Nokton MC.

https://people.ohio.edu/hamel-la/photos/lhl_rd1_log_01.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-07-2017
Replies: 30
Views: 2,167
Posted By Larry H-L
Certainly not vintage compared to film cameras,...

Certainly not vintage compared to film cameras, but they are early digital cameras.

Still using a Nikon D70, Fuji S3, F20, F40 and Epson RD-1 here occasionally for the CCD look, I think they must...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 12-07-2017
Replies: 146
Views: 15,508
Posted By Larry H-L
Wow Jamie, if I had known that the 30mm would...

Wow Jamie, if I had known that the 30mm would work well with the "H," I probably would have sprung for the larger sensor.

But so far, I am happy with the APS-c. The m42 to SA adapter arrived today,...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 12-06-2017
Replies: 146
Views: 15,508
Posted By Larry H-L
I'd be curious to see results from the 10-20mm,...

I'd be curious to see results from the 10-20mm, when you have some. I'll try my Pentax K, and be careful to watch the sensor cover. And thanks for the link.
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 12-06-2017
Replies: 146
Views: 15,508
Posted By Larry H-L
Thanks for those tips Shawn. Where did you see...

Thanks for those tips Shawn. Where did you see Nikon F to Sigma SA adapters? I have an m42 adapter on the way, will give it a try. For the LCD screen I cut two protectors and butted them together at...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 12-05-2017
Replies: 146
Views: 15,508
Posted By Larry H-L
SD Quattro (APS-c version) arrived with the 30mm...

SD Quattro (APS-c version) arrived with the 30mm f1.4 Art lens. Size is about as expected, larger, but the grip and overall design is good. The odd camera shape has me wondering what type of bag to...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-05-2017
Replies: 2
Views: 870
Posted By Larry H-L
I have an f3.2 version, appears single coated. I...

I have an f3.2 version, appears single coated. I don't use it much because I have more modern glass now, but I did like the Canon for B&W film and for its tiny size.
Forum: Nikon RF 12-04-2017
Replies: 19
Views: 1,551
Posted By Larry H-L
Nothing quite like looking all over the house for...

Nothing quite like looking all over the house for your eyeglasses, and then realizing that you are wearing them.
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 12-03-2017
Replies: 830
Views: 82,010
Posted By Larry H-L
Shawn, those look great for OOC jpegs. Nice work.

Shawn, those look great for OOC jpegs. Nice work.
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 12-02-2017
Replies: 85
Views: 7,349
Posted By Larry H-L
The first two photos you posted, with the "soap...

The first two photos you posted, with the "soap bubble" bokeh, look similar to renderings from a Meyer Trioplan.
Forum: Nikon RF 12-02-2017
Replies: 19
Views: 1,551
Posted By Larry H-L
I can sympathize with you. I moved 6 mos. ago,...

I can sympathize with you. I moved 6 mos. ago, and still can't find certain photo and kitchen items. I'm missing a Nikon microphone for video, a loupe, numerous other darkroom items, and my favorite...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 12-02-2017
Replies: 146
Views: 15,508
Posted By Larry H-L
Nice details Shawn, thanks for the write up. I'm...

Nice details Shawn, thanks for the write up.

I'm a DPM shooter, so the menus should at least seem similar. I am looking forward to using an EVF rather than the LCD and loupe, and to DNG files to...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 12-02-2017
Replies: 64
Views: 8,747
Posted By Larry H-L
I use Lightroom and Abobe Camera Raw. You could...

I use Lightroom and Abobe Camera Raw. You could also use the free Abobe DNG converter. Out-of-camera jpegs are pretty decent too on the RD-1.
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 12-01-2017
Replies: 146
Views: 15,508
Posted By Larry H-L
I wonder if Sigma will release the new 16mm f1.4...

I wonder if Sigma will release the new 16mm f1.4 in Sigma SA mount? Currently available in m4/3 and Sony E mount.

It would seem to be a good companion to the 30mm f1.4.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-29-2017
Replies: 421
Views: 61,191
Posted By Larry H-L
DMR, very nicely done.

DMR, very nicely done.
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 11-29-2017
Replies: 146
Views: 15,508
Posted By Larry H-L
Thank you Mike, I have been enjoying your street...

Thank you Mike, I have been enjoying your street series. Those look plenty good for a walk around zoom.

I ordered the APS-c version and 30mm lens, it should arrive in a week,or so.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-28-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 996
Posted By Larry H-L
I sent a Contax IIa to Oleg for a hazy viewfinder...

I sent a Contax IIa to Oleg for a hazy viewfinder cleaning, and the camera came back with a clear viewfinder and without any of the previous Zeiss bumps.

The original leather is still there, so...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 11-27-2017
Replies: 146
Views: 15,508
Posted By Larry H-L
Mike, what is your impression of the 17mm-70mm...

Mike, what is your impression of the 17mm-70mm zoom?

I noticed today that several retailers have discounted the APS-c SD Quattro and 30mm f1.4 kit down to US$799, and body only is $599.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-27-2017
Replies: 20
Views: 1,020
Posted By Larry H-L
Years ago I had a 28mm Elmarit that would not...

Years ago I had a 28mm Elmarit that would not stay locked onto my M2. It turned out to be a slight machining problem on the lens' M-mounting ring. Leica replaced the mount on the 28 mm and then it...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 11-17-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 916
Posted By Larry H-L
I'll wait for the Canon V-T model, with a trigger...

I'll wait for the Canon V-T model, with a trigger wind that when pulled reveals the USB plug!
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 11-17-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 731
Posted By Larry H-L
I use the same RAW + jpeg b&w settings, no...

I use the same RAW + jpeg b&w settings, no problems.

Reset all as Steve suggests, and try a different, fully charged battery. My RD is very battery sensitive.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-14-2017
Replies: 37
Views: 1,574
Posted By Larry H-L
Design a simple lock or connection device that...

Design a simple lock or connection device that securely holds an auxiliary optical finder onto the hot / cold shoe.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-13-2017
Replies: 43
Views: 6,853
Posted By Larry H-L
In my experience, most of the t-grain films that...

In my experience, most of the t-grain films that I have tried, such as Delta and T-Max, seem to have a straighter curve than traditional grain film.

Contrast comparisons are very difficult because...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-05-2017
Replies: 2
Views: 712
Posted By Larry H-L
That's a large "leak." Have you taken a look at...

That's a large "leak." Have you taken a look at the shutter as you shoot at various slower speeds, and as you advance the shutter? (Camera back open, no film).

The "softness" and fliud nature of the...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 11-02-2017
Replies: 37
Views: 3,028
Posted By Larry H-L
Can't speak specifically to the Pano G2, but the...

Can't speak specifically to the Pano G2, but the Olympus 12mp Pens, EP-1, EP-2, EPL-1, have held up very well, and several members here still use them. The older EVFs are not as good as the newer...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-02-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 844
Posted By Larry H-L
Here: https://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/34769...

Here:
https://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3476995

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