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Forum: Photography General Interest 03-31-2019
Replies: 119
Views: 2,115
Posted By Orbiter
Something that’s never been made? I’d have to say...

Something that’s never been made? I’d have to say an Iskra without light leaks.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 12-28-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 2,038
Posted By Orbiter
The reference to Moersch Eco is very helpful. I...

The reference to Moersch Eco is very helpful. I wrote to Freestyle to see if they could sell me some (currently they arenít handling it) and they think they can special order it from Germany. If...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 12-21-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 2,038
Posted By Orbiter
I’m in a somewhat similar situation with the...

I’m in a somewhat similar situation with the original poster, I love the results from Xtol with Tmax films but my current living situation is too cramped for me to continue mixing & storing the...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 10-30-2018
Replies: 38
Views: 1,683
Posted By Orbiter
Here’s another company’s take on what makes a...

Here’s another company’s take on what makes a good Photoshop computer:

https://www.pugetsystems.com/recommended/Recommended-Systems-for-Adobe-Photoshop-CC-139
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 03-28-2018
Replies: 75
Views: 5,769
Posted By Orbiter
Glad youíre back

Nice to see youíre back but sorry to learn of your wifeís illness. My wife is in a similar situation, sheís now receiving herceptin. Itís no fun but much easier on her than the taxol infusions. I...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-27-2017
Replies: 31
Views: 3,786
Posted By Orbiter
Thanks for posting your process and photos. This...

Thanks for posting your process and photos. This is a film/developer combination I want to try and you saved me some time and trouble. Much appreciated.
Forum: Lomography 03-09-2017
Replies: 79
Views: 7,389
Posted By Orbiter
620 film. Any kind, just 620. No more respooling!...

620 film. Any kind, just 620. No more respooling! Yes!!!
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 02-11-2017
Replies: 40
Views: 7,567
Posted By Orbiter
I really love mine. Even though it's a bit...

I really love mine. Even though it's a bit fiddly, it's a fun camera to shoot. And the results are great, the lens really is terrific. The top shutter speed is a bit slow, but the shutter also seems...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 01-31-2017
Replies: 50
Views: 3,834
Posted By Orbiter
You might check out this source of travel-related...

You might check out this source of travel-related gear and information: https://store.ricksteves.com/shop/travel-bags

The link points you to the bags they sell. I've bought several things from them...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 12-10-2016
Replies: 42
Views: 4,012
Posted By Orbiter
Have been using Kodak Ektar and Portra 400 for...

Have been using Kodak Ektar and Portra 400 for both 35mm and medium format, and am very happy with both. For medium format have been using TMAX 100 and TMAX 400. Lost a few rolls to the backing paper...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-22-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 965
Posted By Orbiter
Very nice work. I like all of them, but I think...

Very nice work. I like all of them, but I think for a fund raiser I'd suggest the ones with people (or parts thereof). A few years ago I attended a fund raiser for a project in Africa and ended up...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-16-2016
Replies: 126
Views: 9,056
Posted By Orbiter
Kodak Signet 35. A bit fussy to use, no parallax...

Kodak Signet 35. A bit fussy to use, no parallax correction, squinty eyepiece, rather slow top shutter speed, but for some reason always fun to shoot. Maybe it's the funky controls (designed for...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-19-2016
Replies: 111
Views: 19,921
Posted By Orbiter
Thanks very much for sharing your experiences...

Thanks very much for sharing your experiences with this film. Very interesting post, and much appreciated.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-17-2016
Replies: 128
Views: 16,345
Posted By Orbiter
Glad to learn you guys are trying the film and...

Glad to learn you guys are trying the film and will look forward to learning your impressions of it. Yes, more options are great!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-16-2016
Replies: 128
Views: 16,345
Posted By Orbiter
So has anyone shot this film yet? Any examples...

So has anyone shot this film yet? Any examples to post? (Looking through the comments on this thread I'm almost afraid to ask, but I am curious about this film....)
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 05-03-2016
Replies: 58
Views: 7,752
Posted By Orbiter
Max Ophuls was known for luscious black and...

Max Ophuls was known for luscious black and white; check out "The Earings of Madame De..."
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-10-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 844
Posted By Orbiter
Mark Hansen (zeissikonrolleirepair.com) recently...

Mark Hansen (zeissikonrolleirepair.com) recently did a nice CLA on a Retina IIIc for me. He provided a good summary of the work he did, along with information on the resolving capability of the...
Forum: Olympus RF 02-12-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 1,911
Posted By Orbiter
A few years ago Camera Techs in Seattle (cam...

A few years ago Camera Techs in Seattle (cam techs.com) did a really nice job on an Olympus 35 LC for me. I'm not sure if they are still working on such cameras but if they are I would trust them to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-05-2016
Replies: 83
Views: 6,568
Posted By Orbiter
No complaints here

No complaints here
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 12-06-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 1,617
Posted By Orbiter
Thanks for posting the links. Some lovely...

Thanks for posting the links. Some lovely photos, and I am glad to have seen them.
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 11-05-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 4,166
Posted By Orbiter
Looks like lots of good options being suggested. ...

Looks like lots of good options being suggested. I've been very happy with my em-1 with 12-40mm lens; I also usually carry it with old 50 mm macro and 40-150 kit lens from my old E-500, swap out the...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 10-22-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 2,084
Posted By Orbiter
It's been a few years since I've printed on Epson...

It's been a few years since I've printed on Epson Watercolor; I thought it was fine but nothing special (for what I was printing). Like the previous posters, I've been using Canson papers for a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-30-2014
Replies: 55
Views: 4,490
Posted By Orbiter
I would think the challenge of loading film might...

I would think the challenge of loading film might be something that would figure in your decision. The Konica FT-1 has an easy, automatic system for loading film, and a built-in motor drive for...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-29-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 3,897
Posted By Orbiter
End of the story: I fell in love with the camera,...

End of the story: I fell in love with the camera, but there were condition issues with it and the lenses. They hadn't been abused, but they need to spend some time in a camera repair shop to get...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-01-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 3,897
Posted By Orbiter
The camera and I are spending the weekend...

The camera and I are spending the weekend together. I can see where it was (is?) popular with wedding photographers, the instant return mirror is a nice feature. Seems to handle pretty nicely, and...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-30-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 3,897
Posted By Orbiter
Wow, thanks for all the information. This thread...

Wow, thanks for all the information. This thread has more useful stuff in it than I found in a bunch of internet searches. Great resource, this forum.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-29-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 3,897
Posted By Orbiter
Mamiya m645?

An acquaintance of mine has a well-used (but apparently fully functional) Mamiya m645 with several lenses that he is interested in selling. Does anyone have any experience with this model? I'm...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 09-05-2014
Replies: 0
Views: 983
Posted By Orbiter
Awagami Washi Inkjet Papers

Freestyle's website and recent catalogs have some descriptions of Awagami Washi papers that sound pretty interesting. Has anyone tried any of these papers, and if so, what do you think of them?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-28-2014
Replies: 58
Views: 4,428
Posted By Orbiter
I recently bought an Agfa Ambi-Silette from...

I recently bought an Agfa Ambi-Silette from Jurgen Kreckel (Vintage Folding Cameras) for $105. He did a CLA on the camera before selling it and included a 50 mm lens; everything works great and...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-04-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 1,884
Posted By Orbiter
Hello Ben, If you haven't seen it already, you...

Hello Ben,

If you haven't seen it already, you might try spending some time on this website: http://www.kenleegallery.com/html/tech/index.php Great information about scanning, especially black and...
Forum: Other RF 02-03-2014
Replies: 0
Views: 518
Posted By Orbiter
Werra repair in US?

Recently I obtained a Werramatic that has a sticky viewfinder that needs attention. I've been looking around for someone who works on these cameras but haven't found a shop yet. Does anybody have...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-30-2013
Replies: 62
Views: 4,547
Posted By Orbiter
Recently I was in a similar situation and opted...

Recently I was in a similar situation and opted for a Leica IIIf and some lenses (Summitar, 9cm Elmar, and other of the usual suspects). Love the camera--fun to use and it produces great pictures....
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 09-14-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 1,487
Posted By Orbiter
Thank you for posting this, a really fascinating...

Thank you for posting this, a really fascinating look at the operation. When you think of all the different operations that must be done properly to end up with a well-functioning film pack it does...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-05-2013
Replies: 0
Views: 621
Posted By Orbiter
c-41 film processing in or near Pullman, Washington?

I've recently relocated to Pullman, Washington. Does anyone have recommendations for a good place here for c-41 processing? Thanks!
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-08-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 7,102
Posted By Orbiter
Thanks for the information, your comments are...

Thanks for the information, your comments are very helpful. And will save me money to spend on film (what's not to like about that?).
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-07-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 7,102
Posted By Orbiter
Plustek 120 vs Epson V700/750

I'm following the discussions about the new Plustek scanner with great interest because my aging Epson V700 will need replacing one of these days. Could one of you with experience using both the...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 02-02-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,355
Posted By Orbiter
Thanks for posting the information. I see the...

Thanks for posting the information. I see the upcoming lecture and book signing event are already sold out, sorry I won't be there but it should be great.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-20-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 2,162
Posted By Orbiter
That was a nice price on a great camera. The...

That was a nice price on a great camera. The film loading took me a while to get used to, but with practice it's not a big deal. I keep an imarect finder on mine for the parallax correction and...
Forum: RFF Polls 01-20-2013
Replies: 231
Views: 84,317
Posted By Orbiter
T-Max 400 is a versatile film that I shoot at...

T-Max 400 is a versatile film that I shoot at different ratings with happy results. In wintery Seattle a modification of the sunny f/16 rule to cloudy f/2.8 generally works, and this film gives good...
Forum: Olympus RF 01-09-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 7,232
Posted By Orbiter
CameraTechs in Seattle repaired a couple of...

CameraTechs in Seattle repaired a couple of Olympus rangefinders for me, including an RC. You might contact them to see what they would say about repairing your camera. http://www.cameratechs.com/
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-29-2012
Replies: 38
Views: 2,887
Posted By Orbiter
Kenmore Camera in Kenmore, Washington (suburb of...

Kenmore Camera in Kenmore, Washington (suburb of Seattle on north end of Lake Washington). They do a nice job of processing film (C-41), sell various brands of film and have a good used equipment...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-10-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 1,782
Posted By Orbiter
For aperture mode and an on-camera light meter...

For aperture mode and an on-camera light meter it's pretty hard to beat an Electro GSN for the price (even including a CLA). Could also consider an Olympus 35 SP. The advice about planning on the...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-10-2012
Replies: 35
Views: 3,770
Posted By Orbiter
Interesting suggestions. Love the "Tao of...

Interesting suggestions.

Love the "Tao of Photography." If you like that, you might also like "The practice of contemplative photography: seeing the world with fresh eyes" by Karr and Wood. It's a...
Forum: Yashica RF 12-04-2012
Replies: 128
Views: 25,360
Posted By Orbiter
Glad to see these again, thanks!

Glad to see these again, thanks!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-15-2012
Replies: 34
Views: 2,299
Posted By Orbiter
The Olympus OM 4T might not fit your price...

The Olympus OM 4T might not fit your price requirements but it was advertised as featuring gaskets to make it water resistant if not waterproof. I'm not sure how well the gasketing actually works....
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 11-12-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 6,099
Posted By Orbiter
Thanks for posting, I hadn't seen his work...

Thanks for posting, I hadn't seen his work before. He has a dry wit to go along with his visual poetry.
Forum: RFF Polls 11-09-2012
Replies: 261
Views: 31,087
Posted By Orbiter
Olympus E500, still going strong, shoots great...

Olympus E500, still going strong, shoots great pictures, refuses to wear out. Have had it since 2006.
Forum: Film vs Digital 11-08-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 2,101
Posted By Orbiter
Yes, really nice stuff, just love the dog on the...

Yes, really nice stuff, just love the dog on the dock.
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 11-08-2012
Replies: 59
Views: 7,628
Posted By Orbiter
I like the Olympus XA3 for low light situations,...

I like the Olympus XA3 for low light situations, the zone focusing works well enough (I'm at an age where peering at a nearly-imaginary rangefinder patch can be difficult when lighting is poor) and...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 11-05-2012
Replies: 54
Views: 6,556
Posted By Orbiter
A nice sampler of work by a wide range of...

A nice sampler of work by a wide range of photographers is "Photo:Box" (2009), edited by Roberto Koch and published by Abrams. It includes 250 photographs, reproduced very well, along with one-page...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-04-2012
Replies: 107
Views: 9,403
Posted By Orbiter
The Konica Hexanon AR 50mm/f1.7 has received some...

The Konica Hexanon AR 50mm/f1.7 has received some good reviews: http://www.buhla.de/Foto/Konica/Objektive/e50_17.html

How does it stack up against others that have been mentioned?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-01-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 2,325
Posted By Orbiter
Frontman's suggestion is a good one, Olympus SP...

Frontman's suggestion is a good one, Olympus SP is a nice handling camera with a great lens. I haven't used a Canonet but lots of people like them. If you are on a budget be sure to set aside some...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 09-12-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 2,582
Posted By Orbiter
Reassuring to read that I'm not the only one with...

Reassuring to read that I'm not the only one with a "fiddly" Perkeo II. It's great when everything works well, although I haven't shot anything as nice as the photo from the Alps. Wow!
Forum: Chris Crawford 09-12-2012
Replies: 2,549
Views: 368,674
Posted By Orbiter
Love the moody, foggy landscapes. Great stuff.

Love the moody, foggy landscapes. Great stuff.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-05-2012
Replies: 47
Views: 7,561
Posted By Orbiter
Fun to think of it as a travel camera,...

Fun to think of it as a travel camera, inspiration for me to take my humble but beloved YashicaMat on my next trip. Do our TSA friends recognize a TLR as a camera or does it require explaining?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-02-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 1,027
Posted By Orbiter
Earlier this summer Essex Camera Services did a...

Earlier this summer Essex Camera Services did a fine job on my Konica Autoreflex T3. Highly recommended.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 09-01-2012
Replies: 174
Views: 20,521
Posted By Orbiter
Thanks for posting the photos, nice to see some...

Thanks for posting the photos, nice to see some results from this camera.
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