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Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-18-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 400
Posted By Dave Jenkins
Thanks for that background, Bob. I read...

Thanks for that background, Bob. I read Shutterbug Ads faithfully almost from the beginning, but never knew any of this.
Forum: Fuji X Series 04-06-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 466
Posted By Dave Jenkins
Haven't you heard, Ellen? Seventy is the new...

Haven't you heard, Ellen? Seventy is the new fifty!:)

Personally, I would not use a camera without a viewfinder, but YMMV.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-26-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 550
Posted By Dave Jenkins
Sometime around 1990, the photographer with whom...

Sometime around 1990, the photographer with whom I shared studio space brought in his new F4 with a normal lens to show off. I hefted it, then hefted the Pentax 6x7, also with a normal lens that was...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-20-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 966
Posted By Dave Jenkins
So, Dan. . .how do you receive payment when you...

So, Dan. . .how do you receive payment when you sell one of your books? (I bought one sometime back, but don't remember the details of the transaction.)
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-12-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 696
Posted By Dave Jenkins
Costco has closed their photo lab in my store...

Costco has closed their photo lab in my store (North Georgia suburbs of Chattanooga, TN). I can still submit files online and receive them by mail.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-11-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 696
Posted By Dave Jenkins
The Lesson from Costco's Photo Lab

There's a very interesting discussion at The Online Photographer about the best way to preserve the photographs that are important to us. The discussion was spurred by a post by photographer Missy...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-09-2019
Replies: 55
Views: 1,594
Posted By Dave Jenkins
The Canon EOS A2 and its siblings A2e and EOS-5...

The Canon EOS A2 and its siblings A2e and EOS-5 were all-time great sleepers and were one of the best-kept secrets in photography. When first introduced they were nearly ten years ahead of the...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-03-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,173
Posted By Dave Jenkins
" Am I going to have to give up some of my...

" Am I going to have to give up some of my play-toys?"

Not as long as they're play toys, but you might if they're working tools.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 12-12-2018
Replies: 31
Views: 931
Posted By Dave Jenkins
I get excellent results scanning my 120 square...

I get excellent results scanning my 120 square format transparencies at 20x20 inches on my Epson 4990.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 12-01-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 625
Posted By Dave Jenkins
Ron, I am still running Windows 7. When I can no...

Ron, I am still running Windows 7. When I can no longer do that, I will switch to Mac.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-30-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 625
Posted By Dave Jenkins
Well, my scanner appears to be back. After having...

Well, my scanner appears to be back. After having no luck re-installing the software after my hard drive crash, the fix suggested by Dan Daniel seemed to make it want to work. However, there was a...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-27-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 625
Posted By Dave Jenkins
After working on the problem all day, the fix...

After working on the problem all day, the fix recommended by Dan Daniel almost brought the DiMage back. Almost, but not quite. Very sadly, I am giving up on the scanner that has served me wonderfully...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-27-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 625
Posted By Dave Jenkins
Thanks for all the suggestions. I don't want to...

Thanks for all the suggestions. I don't want to abandon this scanner if I can make it work, because I can't afford to replace it and it has done a wonderful job for me -- as others have said, the...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-26-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 625
Posted By Dave Jenkins
DiMage 5400 Gives Check Connection Message

I have been using a Minolta DiMage Scan Elite 5400 (V.1) since 2003. I run Windows 7 and the scanner has always done a great job.

In September, my hard drive crashed and had to be replaced (with an...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 10-22-2018
Replies: 124
Views: 18,787
Posted By Dave Jenkins
“Forcing yourself to use restricted means is the...

“Forcing yourself to use restricted means is the sort of restraint that liberates invention. It obliges you to make a kind of progress that you can’t even imagine in advance.”
...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 08-20-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 397
Posted By Dave Jenkins
Removing Chemical Stains

I stashed my darkroom stuff in my son's garage about 15 years ago when I switched to digital photography. Last week I brought it home with the intention of cleaning it up and selling it.

I have...
Forum: Fuji X Series 08-02-2018
Replies: 137
Views: 12,522
Posted By Dave Jenkins
It's better not to feed the trolls.

It's better not to feed the trolls.
Forum: Fuji X Series 08-01-2018
Replies: 137
Views: 12,522
Posted By Dave Jenkins
Good grief, Nick. May I respectfully suggest that...

Good grief, Nick. May I respectfully suggest that you get a life?
Forum: Fuji X Series 06-21-2018
Replies: 2
Views: 620
Posted By Dave Jenkins
Fuji X-Pro 1 Broken Body

I set my beloved X-Pro 1 on the restaurant seat beside me, then accidentally knocked it off onto a tile floor. There are no marks from the fall, but the shutter button/on-off switch mechanism was...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-11-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 674
Posted By Dave Jenkins
Your question is not clear. I don't understand...

Your question is not clear. I don't understand exactly what it is that you are asking.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 04-05-2018
Replies: 137
Views: 4,736
Posted By Dave Jenkins
Not at all. During the Korean War, David Douglas...

Not at all. During the Korean War, David Douglas Duncan, Horace Bristol, Carl Mydans, and others were given Nikkor lenses to test on their III-series Leicas. They promptly dumped their Leitz lenses...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 04-03-2018
Replies: 137
Views: 4,736
Posted By Dave Jenkins
Most of my photo-heroes are Leica shooters...

Most of my photo-heroes are Leica shooters (including you, Bill Pierce), and I longed, oh, how I longed, to be able to see the world through the viewfinder of a Leica as they did. I struggled with...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 03-30-2018
Replies: 49
Views: 2,961
Posted By Dave Jenkins
giganova wrote "Having immigrated from a country...

giganova wrote "Having immigrated from a country with ~2,000+ years of history, I never understood why people here in the US are so obsessed with the early settlers, battle re-enactments, and Civil...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-13-2018
Replies: 68
Views: 2,252
Posted By Dave Jenkins
The thing that struck me was the fact that most...

The thing that struck me was the fact that most of the VII photographers chose simplicity and reliability. The average advanced amateur/semi pro would be ashamed to walk out the door with no more...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-12-2018
Replies: 0
Views: 303
Posted By Dave Jenkins
Avant browser

Does anyone on this forum have any knowledge about or experience with the Avant browser?
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 01-17-2018
Replies: 50
Views: 5,166
Posted By Dave Jenkins
Not sure how long I've had my Domke F3X camera...

Not sure how long I've had my Domke F3X camera bag -- probably 20-25 years. It's always held whatever I've needed it to hold. Previously a Canon 6D with 70-200 f4L, 28-105 f3.5-4.5, 17-35 f2.8L, and...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-08-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 1,593
Posted By Dave Jenkins
I made the switch to digital in 2003 with the...

I made the switch to digital in 2003 with the Canon 10D and worked it into my wedding workflow over several months, finally doing my first all-digital wedding on June 28, 2003. In those days,...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-07-2017
Replies: 56
Views: 2,950
Posted By Dave Jenkins
My very first gig with my first digital camera, a...

My very first gig with my first digital camera, a Canon 10D with six megapixels, was a bridal portrait. I was in the transitional stage, so I planned to shoot with my standard rig at the time, a...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-06-2017
Replies: 56
Views: 2,950
Posted By Dave Jenkins
Just sold a 20x30 print from this slide, made on...

Just sold a 20x30 print from this slide, made on Fujichrome RDP100 in 1994 with a Canon A2 and (probably) a 28-105 f3.5-4.5 lens. It was scanned at 13x19 inches in a Minolta DiMage 5400 and up-resed...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-05-2017
Replies: 56
Views: 2,950
Posted By Dave Jenkins
This is all pretty much just measurebating. Back...

This is all pretty much just measurebating. Back around 2003-04, photographers on the Digital Wedding Forum were bragging about making great 30x40 prints from their 4-megapixel Nikon D2H cameras,...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-07-2017
Replies: 133
Views: 5,611
Posted By Dave Jenkins
Most of my photo-heroes are Leica shooters, and I...

Most of my photo-heroes are Leica shooters, and I longed, oh, how I longed, to be able to see the world through the viewfinder of a Leica as they did. I struggled with this for more than 40 years....
Forum: DIYS Modifications 11-06-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 3,156
Posted By Dave Jenkins
Excellent work, but personally, I would be much...

Excellent work, but personally, I would be much more interested iin putting a Leica lens on a Yashica Electro body.
Forum: Fuji X Series 09-14-2017
Replies: 137
Views: 12,522
Posted By Dave Jenkins
Some people appear to see it, some people don't....

Some people appear to see it, some people don't. Many, many landscape photographers using that X-Tran sensor with great...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 09-04-2017
Replies: 104
Views: 10,262
Posted By Dave Jenkins
I've used many different straps, but keep coming...

I've used many different straps, but keep coming back to the 1-inch Domke w/o swivels. Doubt if I'll fool with anything else from now on. I need to get one more for my new X-T20. They are now up to...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-28-2017
Replies: 33
Views: 1,711
Posted By Dave Jenkins
For some reason, the photos did not attach. I'll...

For some reason, the photos did not attach. I'll try again.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-28-2017
Replies: 33
Views: 1,711
Posted By Dave Jenkins
In 35 years of shooting film, I shot far more...

In 35 years of shooting film, I shot far more slide film than anything else -- literally, many thousands of rolls. I especially preferred slide film because I could add filtration to get exactly the...
Forum: Fuji X Series 05-23-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 1,477
Posted By Dave Jenkins
To each his own. . .

To each his own. . .
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-06-2017
Replies: 84
Views: 4,345
Posted By Dave Jenkins
I shot film as a documentary and commercial...

I shot film as a documentary and commercial photographer for 35 years. I worked mostly with transparency film, metered most exposures with an incident meter, and had a technique so precise that I...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-01-2017
Replies: 323
Views: 25,402
Posted By Dave Jenkins
C-series Hasselblads are wonderful, precise...

C-series Hasselblads are wonderful, precise photographic instruments. I used them for more than 15 years and could never focus the suckers precisely, no matter what screens or focusing aids I...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 04-29-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1,267
Posted By Dave Jenkins
Apparently the link got messed up in some way....

Apparently the link got messed up in some way. Try it again.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 04-29-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1,267
Posted By Dave Jenkins
Lawrence, I don't know what's happening with...

Lawrence, I don't know what's happening with that. I will contact my web hosting service. Meanwhile, if you copy the link and paste it into a new window it will work.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 04-28-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1,267
Posted By Dave Jenkins
View Range, if no one has spoken for the slide...

View Range, if no one has spoken for the slide holder, I would love to have it. I mostly scan slides, and my holder broke a few months ago.

Lawrence, I use the DiMage software with Windows 7 and...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-25-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 1,550
Posted By Dave Jenkins
The best way to contact Karl is by e-mail at...

The best way to contact Karl is by e-mail at [email protected] He usually responds quickly, however he is currently taking some time off and is not accepting new work until after May 11th.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-24-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 1,550
Posted By Dave Jenkins
Kudos to Karl Bryan for Autocord Svc

Recently asked on this forum where I should send my Minolta Autocord for a CLA. Karl Bryan was highly recommended, so I sent it off to him on April 19th. Today, April 24th, I received it back with...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-24-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1,067
Posted By Dave Jenkins
You inspire me, Dan.

You inspire me, Dan.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-23-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 758
Posted By Dave Jenkins
Lab to Process and Print 35mm Color Negative Film?

Are there any labs left that will process 35mm color negative film, make 4x6 prints, and return both negatives and scans? Without charging a king's ransom, that is?
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-18-2017
Replies: 26
Views: 1,704
Posted By Dave Jenkins
I will do you the favor of accepting one of your...

I will do you the favor of accepting one of your Rolleis as a gift. That will reduce your wife's displeasure by one-third.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-27-2017
Replies: 42
Views: 3,653
Posted By Dave Jenkins
In the late '70s I had an S2a which I mostly...

In the late '70s I had an S2a which I mostly liked, but the shutter noise was like a thunderclap! An accidental drop on concrete rendered it hors de combat, so I bought a Bronica EC, then another...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-07-2017
Replies: 92
Views: 6,999
Posted By Dave Jenkins
Thanks, Jan. You're right, of course. I need to...

Thanks, Jan. You're right, of course. I need to send my Autocord for a CLA to cure its sticky shutter.

Getting back to the accuracy of transparency film: I loved it because I knew I could get...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-02-2017
Replies: 92
Views: 6,999
Posted By Dave Jenkins
I don't know where nikonhswebmaster and Jan have...

I don't know where nikonhswebmaster and Jan have gone, but, although I don't prefer it, I have gone digital. It's a matter of time and money.

For my most recent book, which will be released in June,...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-02-2017
Replies: 17
Views: 863
Posted By Dave Jenkins
There are not a lot of choices.. . .

There are not a lot of choices.. . .
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-01-2017
Replies: 92
Views: 6,999
Posted By Dave Jenkins
Interesting discussion. In the course of a long...

Interesting discussion.

In the course of a long career as a documentary and commercial photographer, slide film was always my preferred medium and was also usually required by my clients. I have...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-04-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1,612
Posted By Dave Jenkins
Your Autocord looks amazingly like a Rolleiflex...

Your Autocord looks amazingly like a Rolleiflex to me.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-25-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 1,038
Posted By Dave Jenkins
Reposting: Need Slide Holder for Konica-Minolta DiMage 5400

I'm reposting this because I desperately need a slide holder for a Konica-Minolta DiMage 5400 scanner.

One of the closing clasps on my holder has broken. I can sorta hold it together with bits of...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-02-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 1,166
Posted By Dave Jenkins
Autocord Needs CLA

The shutter on my Minolta Autocord is getting erratic. Whom do you guys recommend for a CLA? It's about a 1959 model, with the MFX shutter and the selenium meter.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-18-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 3,928
Posted By Dave Jenkins
I did a search, but I can't find the guy. Do you...

I did a search, but I can't find the guy. Do you have a link?
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-18-2016
Replies: 0
Views: 626
Posted By Dave Jenkins
Need Slide Carrier for Minolta DiMage 5400

Does anyone have a slide carrier for a Minolta DiMage 5400 scanner you could sell me?

One of the closing clasps on my carrier has broken. I can sorta hold it together with bits of scotch tape, but...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-15-2016
Replies: 0
Views: 724
Posted By Dave Jenkins
Where Is The Online Darkroom?

Does anyone know what has happened to The Online Darkroom blog -- http://www.theonlinedarkroom.com/?

Bruce was posting fairly frequently up until a few days ago, but now all I get at his site is a...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-03-2016
Replies: 48
Views: 3,084
Posted By Dave Jenkins
Early-mid 50s for me.

Early-mid 50s for me.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-03-2016
Replies: 2
Views: 702
Posted By Dave Jenkins
Wish Brown's Camera were still there. Long gone...

Wish Brown's Camera were still there. Long gone now, I'm sure, but they always had a ton of RF stuff. In 1969 I almost bought a pristine Leica M3 with case and 50mm Summicron for $275. I will always...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-19-2016
Replies: 353
Views: 23,488
Posted By Dave Jenkins
Olympus OM2n Pentax 6x7 Canon EOS-A2 Minolta...

Olympus OM2n
Pentax 6x7
Canon EOS-A2
Minolta Autocord
Mamiya RB67
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 08-18-2016
Replies: 63
Views: 4,776
Posted By Dave Jenkins
My Olympus OM system was loved and beloved. I...

My Olympus OM system was loved and beloved. I held on to it as long as I could, but eventually had to go to an autofocus system or get out of photography.
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 08-15-2016
Replies: 62
Views: 6,951
Posted By Dave Jenkins
I agree with Joe V. You need to post the pictures...

I agree with Joe V. You need to post the pictures so we can make an informed judgment.
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 08-11-2016
Replies: 84
Views: 7,569
Posted By Dave Jenkins
I used to get a wide spectrum of photo magazines,...

I used to get a wide spectrum of photo magazines, beginning in 1968. I loved them and collected them, but now subscribe to none. I consider Camera 35 to have been the all-time best. I still have many...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 06-11-2016
Replies: 68
Views: 12,546
Posted By Dave Jenkins
If you need to be using a certain brand or brands...

If you need to be using a certain brand or brands of camera(s) to be cool, you really don't have much going for you.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-05-2016
Replies: 243
Views: 18,979
Posted By Dave Jenkins
I've seen quite a few dumb threads on this forum,...

I've seen quite a few dumb threads on this forum, but this is undoubtedly one of the dumbest.
Forum: Travel 05-19-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 1,260
Posted By Dave Jenkins
If you don't defend yourself, you are...

If you don't defend yourself, you are defenseless. When you need a cop in seconds, they're only minutes away.
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 05-17-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 2,485
Posted By Dave Jenkins
+++ on Ravilious.

+++ on Ravilious.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-18-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 992
Posted By Dave Jenkins
I'm willing to accept a bit of inconvenience in...

I'm willing to accept a bit of inconvenience in exchange for the savings in size and weight of the OM lenses vs. Canon lenses.

Also, it forces me to slow down and think more about what I'm doing....
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-17-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 992
Posted By Dave Jenkins
Anyone Using Olympus OM Lenses on Canon 6D?

The title says it all. I'm using several Olympus OM lenses (24/f2.8, 50/f1.8, 75-150/f4) via a Fotodiox adapter with focus-confirmation on a Canon 6D. If anyone else is doing something similar, I'd...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-25-2016
Replies: 3,744
Views: 711,474
Posted By Dave Jenkins
Can anyone provide information about the 24mm...

Can anyone provide information about the 24mm f2.8 H-Zuiko?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-25-2016
Replies: 3,744
Views: 711,474
Posted By Dave Jenkins
I used the same OM2n body professionally for...

I used the same OM2n body professionally for about ten years, and it remains my all-time favorite camera to this day. I sold it in 1992 when aging eyes mandated switching to autofocus, but I wish I...
Forum: Sony RX Series 03-14-2016
Replies: 12
Views: 2,786
Posted By Dave Jenkins
Thanks very much for your kind offer. I spent...

Thanks very much for your kind offer. I spent about an hour with the camera today and got a good many things worked out. We'll see how it goes. I'm surprised there isn't more information available...
Forum: Sony RX Series 03-14-2016
Replies: 12
Views: 2,786
Posted By Dave Jenkins
Sony RX10.1 Setup Info

From the topics listed, it looks as if this forum is almost exclusively RX1 users. But I'll take a chance that there may be an RX10 user or two lurking about and ask my question: Could anyone point...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 03-11-2016
Replies: 93
Views: 7,917
Posted By Dave Jenkins
I agree with you, Eric, that the books mentioned...

I agree with you, Eric, that the books mentioned are collections of photographs, but The Decisive Moment electrified a generation of photographers with C-Bs candid technique and approach to...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 03-11-2016
Replies: 93
Views: 7,917
Posted By Dave Jenkins
They may have been as important, but not as...

They may have been as important, but not as influential, except for Cartier-Bresson's The Decisive Moment, which may be the only book that rivals The Americans in its influence.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 03-11-2016
Replies: 93
Views: 7,917
Posted By Dave Jenkins
Probably not, but almost certainly the most...

Probably not, but almost certainly the most influential. Unfortunately, not entirely in a good way, IMO.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 03-10-2016
Replies: 93
Views: 7,917
Posted By Dave Jenkins
Lest I be dismissed as a Philistine, let me say...

Lest I be dismissed as a Philistine, let me say that from the late '70s until his recent death I was a friend of the great Black Star photojournalist Don Rutledge. He was my sponsor when I joined the...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 03-09-2016
Replies: 93
Views: 7,917
Posted By Dave Jenkins
I believe Frank was a disgruntled European with...

I believe Frank was a disgruntled European with the disdain so often indulged in by Europeans toward the country that saved their bacon twice in less than forty years. America is certainly not a...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-24-2016
Replies: 43
Views: 5,843
Posted By Dave Jenkins
Over the span of a long career I loaded thousands...

Over the span of a long career I loaded thousands of rolls (no exaggeration) using Lloyd's-type loaders. Never had a scratch traceable to loading, and I was not particularly careful about keeping the...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-22-2016
Replies: 22
Views: 2,621
Posted By Dave Jenkins
I just put together a portfolio of 16x20...

I just put together a portfolio of 16x20 portraits for showing to prospective corporate clients. Many of the prints were made from 35mm transparencies scanned on my Konica-Monolta DiMage 5400...
Forum: Travel 02-16-2016
Replies: 115
Views: 7,739
Posted By Dave Jenkins
Exploitation is as exploitation does. As I wrote...

Exploitation is as exploitation does. As I wrote in a Rangefinder Magazine article some years ago, "When someone is portrayed in all his or her humanity, dignity, and individuality, both the subject...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-10-2016
Replies: 58
Views: 9,955
Posted By Dave Jenkins
Please reread the original post, goamules. His...

Please reread the original post, goamules. His point is that small digital cameras, full frame, even APS C, can exceed the quality of 35mm film cameras. And that is all that I was addressing. All...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-10-2016
Replies: 58
Views: 9,955
Posted By Dave Jenkins
Digital has exceeded the quality of 35mm film and...

Digital has exceeded the quality of 35mm film and has been at least as good as medium format for a long time -- certainly since 2003, when I got my first digital camera, a six-megapixel Canon 10D.
...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-23-2016
Replies: 96
Views: 5,605
Posted By Dave Jenkins
In chronological order: Minolta Autocord CDS-III,...

In chronological order: Minolta Autocord CDS-III, Rolleiflex 3.5E, and Pentax 6x7 with 105 and 40 mm lenses. I miss the Pentax the most -- I think it gave me the highest percentage of keepers of any...
Forum: Travel 01-11-2016
Replies: 29
Views: 2,285
Posted By Dave Jenkins
Is that a 75-150/f4 in the background?

Is that a 75-150/f4 in the background?
Forum: Travel 01-11-2016
Replies: 29
Views: 2,285
Posted By Dave Jenkins
The FG is not one of the tough Nikons. And the...

The FG is not one of the tough Nikons. And the Olympus OM2n is plenty tough, as I have learned from years of experience. Nonetheless, whatever you take, take a backup.
Forum: Travel 01-11-2016
Replies: 29
Views: 2,285
Posted By Dave Jenkins
If you have only one of each, then the Olympus,...

If you have only one of each, then the Olympus, by far. But if you have a second camera of any of them that takes the same lenses, then take that and its backup.

Personally, I carried an OM2n as my...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-09-2016
Replies: 54
Views: 4,659
Posted By Dave Jenkins
Yawn. . . What is the point of a cropped-frame...

Yawn. . .

What is the point of a cropped-frame camera when it's about the same size and weight as one with a full-frame sensor? The comparison of crop-frame to a 35mm film camera and full-frame to...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-03-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 3,305
Posted By Dave Jenkins
If you can find a Minolta Dimage 5400 or 5400-II...

If you can find a Minolta Dimage 5400 or 5400-II in good condition, grab it. I've been using mine since about 2003, and it gives great results -- about as close as you can get to a drum scanner.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-13-2015
Replies: 115
Views: 22,089
Posted By Dave Jenkins
Who are those photographers you referenced,...

Who are those photographers you referenced, Stephen?
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-13-2015
Replies: 115
Views: 22,089
Posted By Dave Jenkins
I don't much care for sitting in front of a...

I don't much care for sitting in front of a computer either, but I can get far more, and equally good prints, in less time by sitting in front of that computer than I ever could in my darkroom.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 11-29-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 2,135
Posted By Dave Jenkins
I have always found the CDS meters on the various...

I have always found the CDS meters on the various models of Yashica TLRs that I've owned to be trustworthy with black and white and color negative films, and pretty good with transparency films. But...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 11-23-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 2,279
Posted By Dave Jenkins
I have all the Ravilious books and like his work...

I have all the Ravilious books and like his work very, very much. It didn't cost me all that much to acquire the books, either.

Checking the Beaford Archives web site, looks like they have some...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-15-2015
Replies: 103
Views: 7,184
Posted By Dave Jenkins
Olympus OM2n and Minolta Autocord, both of which...

Olympus OM2n and Minolta Autocord, both of which I have and shoot (but not frequently enough).
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-12-2015
Replies: 1
Views: 726
Posted By Dave Jenkins
Dwayne's Photo Accepting Fujifilm Mailers?

I have a number of Fujicolor Processing mailers. I understand that Dwayne's Photo Lab in Parsons, KS is handling Fuji's processing. Does anyone know if they are still honoring the mailers?
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 11-05-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 4,166
Posted By Dave Jenkins
I should mention that the Olympus OMD is the only...

I should mention that the Olympus OMD is the only camera I've ever used that I would trust to shoot straight jpegs, rather than RAW.

The Nikon D3000 series are small, but the lenses are quite a bit...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 11-05-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 4,166
Posted By Dave Jenkins
E-mail me with your e-mail address to...

E-mail me with your e-mail address to [email protected] and I'll send you a full-size jpeg of this shot.

The auto white balance and exposure metering of the E-M5 are by far the best of any camera I've...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 11-05-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 4,166
Posted By Dave Jenkins
The menus on the OMD series are not fun, but you...

The menus on the OMD series are not fun, but you can learn to set the camera up for the way you like to work and not have to fool with the menu much after that. I have traveled extensively with the...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 11-04-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 920
Posted By Dave Jenkins
Get yourself a Minolta Autocord, which does...

Get yourself a Minolta Autocord, which does exactly what you describe.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-03-2015
Replies: 65
Views: 5,069
Posted By Dave Jenkins
Olympus OM-D E-M5 with the Panasonic 14-140mm...

Olympus OM-D E-M5 with the Panasonic 14-140mm (28-280mm equivalent) f3.5-5.6. I used that combination almost exclusively on a recent trip to Alaska and the Pacific Northwest. My Canon 6D with two...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-03-2015
Replies: 65
Views: 5,069
Posted By Dave Jenkins
Don't feel too badly, Dave. My wife and I spent...

Don't feel too badly, Dave. My wife and I spent two days in Cade's Cove in September, looking for bears. We only saw one, in a tree about 300 yards away, eating acorns. Even a 300mm lens on a Canon...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-29-2015
Replies: 158
Views: 25,846
Posted By Dave Jenkins
Really too bad about all the Nikon bias on this...

Really too bad about all the Nikon bias on this forum. I'll bet Canon cries all the way to the bank!
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 10-20-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 1,968
Posted By Dave Jenkins
As a long-time Windows user looking to get out of...

As a long-time Windows user looking to get out of the system, I can't imagine why anyone would leave Mac for Windows. Windows XP, maybe, if it were still around, but Windows 10? No way!
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 10-19-2015
Replies: 55
Views: 5,342
Posted By Dave Jenkins
It's the old 35mm vs. medium format debate all...

It's the old 35mm vs. medium format debate all over again. Only the names have been changed to protect the guilty.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 10-08-2015
Replies: 71
Views: 3,928
Posted By Dave Jenkins
You're just a kid, Joe!:D

You're just a kid, Joe!:D
Forum: Travel 10-06-2015
Replies: 68
Views: 6,387
Posted By Dave Jenkins
I look at the car and dog and think "Robert Frank...

I look at the car and dog and think "Robert Frank lives!"
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-10-2015
Replies: 932
Views: 225,397
Posted By Dave Jenkins
Really like the boat and bridge shadow, Lambo.

Really like the boat and bridge shadow, Lambo.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-06-2015
Replies: 72
Views: 8,921
Posted By Dave Jenkins
Plus 1, JP. Your situation is very similar to...

Plus 1, JP. Your situation is very similar to mine. Although I have had successful books published and am considered to be an artist by many people, I don't consider myself one.
Forum: RFF News 07-22-2015
Replies: 41
Views: 5,523
Posted By Dave Jenkins
I uninstalled Adobe Flash Player and downloaded...

I uninstalled Adobe Flash Player and downloaded the latest version of Firefox, but now Pandora will not play on my Windows 7 computer. It tells me to download Flash. What can I do to make it work?
Forum: RFF News 07-15-2015
Replies: 41
Views: 5,523
Posted By Dave Jenkins
Please excuse my ignorance, but what are the...

Please excuse my ignorance, but what are the alternatives?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-25-2015
Replies: 100
Views: 12,019
Posted By Dave Jenkins
For our 50th anniversary trip to Alaska,...

For our 50th anniversary trip to Alaska, Vancouver, Seattle, and Idaho later this summer, I plan to take two Olympus E-M5 bodies and the 20mm f1.7 Panasonic, Oly 45mm f1.8, and Panasonic 14-140mm...
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 05-22-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 4,330
Posted By Dave Jenkins
Definitely square, which accommodates vertical,...

Definitely square, which accommodates vertical, horizontal, and square format photos equally.

My Blurb-printed book is 12x12, but that's because it's the only size they offer in a large, square...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 05-20-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 1,052
Posted By Dave Jenkins
Do All Fuji X Cameras Take the Same Lenses?

Sorry to ask what is probably a dumb question, but do all Fuji X-system cameras take the same lenses? Where might I find a list of lenses?
Forum: Travel 05-18-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,339
Posted By Dave Jenkins
What to See and Do in Vancouver, BC and Seattle?

My wife and I plan to be in Vancouver, BC for two days and Seattle for a day in September as we make our way back from a trip to Alaska. We would welcome any suggestions as to things to see and do...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-10-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 4,116
Posted By Dave Jenkins
We all should age so poorly. Although I have to...

We all should age so poorly. Although I have to say that at 70, my wife looks better, and without the aid of surgery or Botox.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 04-08-2015
Replies: 36
Views: 5,059
Posted By Dave Jenkins
Creepy, KM-25? I find it kind of creepy that you...

Creepy, KM-25? I find it kind of creepy that you would think this.
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 03-26-2015
Replies: 190
Views: 21,711
Posted By Dave Jenkins
Or, "Hands up! Don't shoot!"

Or, "Hands up! Don't shoot!"
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-21-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,563
Posted By Dave Jenkins
The Canon 6D is the little camera that could. It...

The Canon 6D is the little camera that could. It is the lightest and smallest DSLR, is one of the least expensive, and with the installation of the
Canon Standard Precision Matte Eg-A II focusing...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-20-2015
Replies: 41
Views: 3,171
Posted By Dave Jenkins
I've sold many things through the RFF...

I've sold many things through the RFF classifieds, but for buying and selling Canon equipment, I've found the best place to be POTN. http://photography-on-the.net/forum/index.php

Classifieds are...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-19-2015
Replies: 71
Views: 6,876
Posted By Dave Jenkins
I like Larry Bird's advice: "Shoot till you hit,...

I like Larry Bird's advice: "Shoot till you hit, then shoot till you miss, then shoot till you hit again."
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-09-2015
Replies: 42
Views: 6,871
Posted By Dave Jenkins
No, mostly the demise of professions is related...

No, mostly the demise of professions is related to technology, which is constantly changing, and to human nature, which has never changed.

Do you shop for the lowest price when you buy your cameras...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-07-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 3,177
Posted By Dave Jenkins
This is the best flash bracket I've ever seen for...

This is the best flash bracket I've ever seen for a TLR: http://www.veachco.com/j-120.htm

Yes, you will need a PC cord to connect your flash to the camera. The meter has nothing to do with it at...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-27-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,249
Posted By Dave Jenkins
But -- is it likely to still be good, or expired?...

But -- is it likely to still be good, or expired? Should I use it or toss it?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-27-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,249
Posted By Dave Jenkins
I have some Ilfosol 3 that I bought probably five...

I have some Ilfosol 3 that I bought probably five or six years ago and have never used -- it's still in the unopened bottle. Is it likely to be good, or should I just throw it out?
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-26-2015
Replies: 2,011
Views: 605,519
Posted By Dave Jenkins
Other than that, a beautiful photo.

Other than that, a beautiful photo.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-25-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,249
Posted By Dave Jenkins
HP5+ in Ilfosol

Could anyone suggest a processing time for HP5+ film rated at ISO 250 and processed in Ilfosol at a 1:9 dilution at 68 degrees?

Also, which Kodak developer does Ilfosol most resemble, if any?
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-25-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 4,372
Posted By Dave Jenkins
It should be pointed out that the later...

It should be pointed out that the later Yashicamats did not have selenium meters. The 12, 24, 124, and 124G all had CDS meters. I've owned and /or used all of these models and have found the meters...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-24-2015
Replies: 2,011
Views: 605,519
Posted By Dave Jenkins
Whoa! Just a bit of flare, Thomas!

Whoa! Just a bit of flare, Thomas!
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-22-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 4,372
Posted By Dave Jenkins
As the Rolleiflex ads used to say, "Just a Rollei...

As the Rolleiflex ads used to say, "Just a Rollei and a roll of film."

Nonetheless, I keep my Autocord and incident meter in a small bag. It gives the camera a little protection when I carry it in...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-22-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 4,372
Posted By Dave Jenkins
Totally good advice, Dan.

Totally good advice, Dan.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-21-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 4,372
Posted By Dave Jenkins
Dave, so glad to see you back and posting again!...

Dave, so glad to see you back and posting again! The Yashica 12/24/124/124G series is a great upgrade from your Ciroflex, and if the meter is working, is about the most convenient TLR to use.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-20-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,667
Posted By Dave Jenkins
Yes, it's okay. Just a couple of pieces of...

Yes, it's okay. Just a couple of pieces of plastic which probably cost about two cents to make. Seems a little flimsy, but it does the job. I think I'm going to keep it. I've been scanning some 127...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-20-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,667
Posted By Dave Jenkins
I received the 127 film holder and tested it with...

I received the 127 film holder and tested it with one of my old 127 negs. I found that I got results that were as good or better by just laying the negative on the glass of my Epson 4990 scanner....
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 02-14-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 2,167
Posted By Dave Jenkins
It's all about artistic judgment, Stewart. A good...

It's all about artistic judgment, Stewart. A good editor can help a lot, but it's finally, your decision.
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 02-14-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 2,167
Posted By Dave Jenkins
See how you like my book...

See how you like my book http://www.blurb.com/books/4973943-georgia-a-backroads-portrait. It's 140 pages, 12x12, which is probably longer than you're considering, but appropriate for my subject. It's...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-10-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,667
Posted By Dave Jenkins
I ordered a 127 film holder. It hasn't arrived...

I ordered a 127 film holder. It hasn't arrived yet, but when it comes I will let you know how it works.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-30-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 3,576
Posted By Dave Jenkins
I read recently that in 50 years the...

I read recently that in 50 years the most-photographed generation in history will have no photographs.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-29-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 3,576
Posted By Dave Jenkins
I am going through a collection of negatives...

I am going through a collection of negatives going back more than 55 years and scanning the keepers. I will probably make photo books through someone such as Blurb and give them to my kids and...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-28-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,667
Posted By Dave Jenkins
Looks pretty good. Thanks, Dean.

Looks pretty good. Thanks, Dean.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-28-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,667
Posted By Dave Jenkins
Thanks, guys. Dean, do you have a link to that...

Thanks, guys. Dean, do you have a link to that eBay site?
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-27-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,667
Posted By Dave Jenkins
Scanning 127 Film on Epson 4990

My Epson Perfection 4990 Photo scanner does a great job with 120 and 4x5 film; however I have some 127-size family negatives from the '60s that I would like to scan. I have film holders for the other...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-19-2015
Replies: 2,011
Views: 605,519
Posted By Dave Jenkins
With all due respect, PHH, a Kowa Six is not a...

With all due respect, PHH, a Kowa Six is not a TLR.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-13-2015
Replies: 3,032
Views: 480,941
Posted By Dave Jenkins
Horned Tree. Olympus E-PL1, 14-42 mZuiko f3.5-5.6.

Horned Tree. Olympus E-PL1, 14-42 mZuiko f3.5-5.6.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-09-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 1,152
Posted By Dave Jenkins
Have you tried reloading the drivers? The...

Have you tried reloading the drivers? The appropriate drivers are here:
http://www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/support/supDetail.jsp?oid=50666&infoType=Downloads&platform=OSF_W_7-64
Download and...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-06-2015
Replies: 42
Views: 5,816
Posted By Dave Jenkins
Aging eyes caused me to sell off all of my Oly OM...

Aging eyes caused me to sell off all of my Oly OM system when I was in my mid-50s and switch to Canon autofocus. Now I have an OM-2n and an OM-2sp and a few lenses for sentimental reasons, but don't...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-03-2015
Replies: 1
Views: 927
Posted By Dave Jenkins
CollectiBlend Web Site Down?

The web site for the CollectiBlend Price Guide www.collectiblend.com (http://www.collectiblend.com) seems to be down. Does anyone have information about that? I'm trying to get a price range for an...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-24-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 2,085
Posted By Dave Jenkins
Thanks, guys. Any idea of approximate value? This...

Thanks, guys. Any idea of approximate value? This one has a truly mint f2 collapsible Summicron.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-24-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 2,085
Posted By Dave Jenkins
Leica IIIF Red Dial?

I have acquired a near-pristine Leica IIIF with the serial number 790362. Would this be a red dial model, according to the S.N.?

If so, what, other than the S.N. makes it a red dial?

The cosmetics...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-24-2014
Replies: 932
Views: 225,397
Posted By Dave Jenkins
No, the ball is just upside down to the camera.

No, the ball is just upside down to the camera.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-13-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 1,328
Posted By Dave Jenkins
That second shot with the rooster is a great one!...

That second shot with the rooster is a great one! Worthy of the TLR masters.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-05-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 1,991
Posted By Dave Jenkins
Try again. The Rollleiclub is still there today,...

Try again. The Rollleiclub is still there today, 12/5/14.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-04-2014
Replies: 94
Views: 11,619
Posted By Dave Jenkins
Of all the cameras I've owned, and there have...

Of all the cameras I've owned, and there have been very, very many of them, beginning with a Nikon F in 1969, the quietest was the Canon EOS A2 (EOS A2e, EOS 5), followed by the Olympus OM 1 and 2.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 11-22-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 1,903
Posted By Dave Jenkins
One and one-half stops works for me.

One and one-half stops works for me.
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 11-20-2014
Replies: 90
Views: 15,425
Posted By Dave Jenkins
Sony always seems to get the cart before the...

Sony always seems to get the cart before the horse. Cameras come and go, but lenses are forever.
Forum: Travel 11-12-2014
Replies: 137
Views: 14,668
Posted By Dave Jenkins
After hauling a Canon full-frame setup with the...

After hauling a Canon full-frame setup with the three basic zooms (17 to 200mm range) around Israel and Jordon in 2010, I gladly switched to micro 4/3s for travel. On a 2013 assignment to document...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 11-05-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,557
Posted By Dave Jenkins
Be careful with statements like that, Dan. There...

Be careful with statements like that, Dan. There are people on here who will believe you!:D
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 11-05-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 5,139
Posted By Dave Jenkins
As others have inferred, your lighting and...

As others have inferred, your lighting and exposure technique will make far more difference than the brand of camera you use.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 11-02-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 3,005
Posted By Dave Jenkins
Jane Bown used a TLR in her earlier days, but...

Jane Bown used a TLR in her earlier days, but then used the Olympus OM system for many years.

Fritz Henle's name is spelled Henle, by the way.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 11-01-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 3,005
Posted By Dave Jenkins
Fritz Henle was so famous for his Rolleiflex...

Fritz Henle was so famous for his Rolleiflex photography that he was known as "Mr. Rollei." The definitive book on his life and work is Fritz Henle: In Search of Beauty, but he produced many...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 10-29-2014
Replies: 48
Views: 8,372
Posted By Dave Jenkins
I have his book Mortensen on the Negative for...

I have his book Mortensen on the Negative for sale. Contact me if you're interested. [email protected]
Forum: Film vs Digital 10-22-2014
Replies: 280
Views: 32,241
Posted By Dave Jenkins
Kirk Tuck wrote about this in August of...

Kirk Tuck wrote about this in August of 2013.
http://visualsciencelab.blogspot.com/2013/08/has-bubble-burst-is-that-why-camera.html
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 10-20-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 3,388
Posted By Dave Jenkins
My domain is the old, the abandoned, the about to...

My domain is the old, the abandoned, the about to vanish away. I am a visual historian of mid-20th-century America and a recorder of the interface between man and nature; a keeper of vanishing ways...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-17-2014
Replies: 112
Views: 14,427
Posted By Dave Jenkins
The OM-2n, absolutely. It was my workhorse during...

The OM-2n, absolutely. It was my workhorse during the busiest and most productive years of my career. I love the OM system and hated when aging eyes forced me to switch to the Canon autofocus...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-25-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 808
Posted By Dave Jenkins
Thanks, Dan!

Thanks, Dan!
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-23-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 808
Posted By Dave Jenkins
Epson 4990 Fogged Glass

My Epson 4990 scanner has served me well, and still does. However, there is some fogging on the underside of the glass platen. It doesn't seem to be affecting the scans yet, but I find it worrisome....
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-16-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 3,106
Posted By Dave Jenkins
I like them all, but especially the third one --...

I like them all, but especially the third one -- it's surreal.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-07-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,837
Posted By Dave Jenkins
You don't suffer fools gladly, do you Dan?

You don't suffer fools gladly, do you Dan?
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-31-2014
Replies: 932
Views: 225,397
Posted By Dave Jenkins
Really nice shots, Jules. Where were these taken?

Really nice shots, Jules. Where were these taken?
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-20-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 4,065
Posted By Dave Jenkins
To quote Picasso,“Forcing yourself to use...

To quote Picasso,“Forcing yourself to use restricted means is the sort of restraint that liberates invention. It obliges you to make a kind of progress that you can’t even imagine in advance.”

As...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-16-2014
Replies: 932
Views: 225,397
Posted By Dave Jenkins
The photo of the cat and the chairs is very fine,...

The photo of the cat and the chairs is very fine, Chris.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-09-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 6,491
Posted By Dave Jenkins
Xtol has a reputation for dying suddenly and...

Xtol has a reputation for dying suddenly and pretty much without warning. That's why I won't use it.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-29-2014
Replies: 65
Views: 7,715
Posted By Dave Jenkins
Red VW, Miami.

Red VW, Miami.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-29-2014
Replies: 43
Views: 6,139
Posted By Dave Jenkins
Certainly true of Kirk Tuck himself, who has...

Certainly true of Kirk Tuck himself, who has diversified with video, four successful how-to books, and a novel in addition to his still photography.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-28-2014
Replies: 43
Views: 6,139
Posted By Dave Jenkins
Just to stir the pot a bit, here's Zack Arias'...

Just to stir the pot a bit, here's Zack Arias' contribution: http://dedpxl.com/crop-or-crap-math-or-moment/

Kirk Tuck and Arias are working photographers, not dilettantes.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 07-23-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 3,523
Posted By Dave Jenkins
The Canon 200 EG is an incredible value at $39.95...

The Canon 200 EG is an incredible value at $39.95 at Amazon, with free shipping. It is well thought-out, durable, and will hold the items you mentioned with ease. I've been using one since about...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 06-28-2014
Replies: 183
Views: 27,088
Posted By Dave Jenkins
Most of my photo-heroes are Leica shooters, and I...

Most of my photo-heroes are Leica shooters, and I longed, oh, how I longed, to be able to see the world through the viewfinder of a Leica as they did. I struggled with this for more than 40 years....
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-25-2014
Replies: 2,011
Views: 605,519
Posted By Dave Jenkins
Unless things have changed a lot, I don't think I...

Unless things have changed a lot, I don't think I would care to put my skin in contact with the water of the Chicago river!
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-14-2014
Replies: 60
Views: 13,082
Posted By Dave Jenkins
I truly think Dan Wagner ranks among the greats...

I truly think Dan Wagner ranks among the greats of TLR street photography.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-14-2014
Replies: 2,011
Views: 605,519
Posted By Dave Jenkins
Where's global warming when you need it?:D

Where's global warming when you need it?:D
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-14-2014
Replies: 52
Views: 10,350
Posted By Dave Jenkins
Love your photo of the terraced rice paddies,...

Love your photo of the terraced rice paddies, Jonathan.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-06-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 1,543
Posted By Dave Jenkins
I've owned both. I don't currently own either,...

I've owned both. I don't currently own either, but if I were to get another lens in that range, it would be the 100mm f2. In fact, I'm actively shopping the POTN and RFF classifieds for one.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-18-2014
Replies: 932
Views: 225,397
Posted By Dave Jenkins
As the Rolleiflex ads used to say, "Just a Rollei...

As the Rolleiflex ads used to say, "Just a Rollei and a roll of film."
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 05-16-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 842
Posted By Dave Jenkins
How Do You Control Noise?

Micro 4/3s shooters: what are you using for noise reduction?

I recently shot my granddaughter's dance recital with both an OMD-EM5 and a Canon 6D. The 6D files at 12,800 looked considerably better...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-15-2014
Replies: 54
Views: 6,704
Posted By Dave Jenkins
Thanks for your post, Dan. I shot my first...

Thanks for your post, Dan. I shot my first wedding in 1971 or 1972 -- forget which -- but it was with a Rolleicord Vb. I used TLRs until about 1978 and still love them, but not for the fast pace of...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-15-2014
Replies: 54
Views: 6,704
Posted By Dave Jenkins
Dan, as someone who has photographed weddings...

Dan, as someone who has photographed weddings professionally for many years, I would really like to read your comments. Would you please repost them?

Thanks and kind regards,
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-13-2014
Replies: 54
Views: 6,704
Posted By Dave Jenkins
I second shortshop's advice, providing that you...

I second shortshop's advice, providing that you are sufficiently familiar with using a TLR that you will not hold up the proceedings.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-07-2014
Replies: 2,011
Views: 605,519
Posted By Dave Jenkins
Dan, your photographs are absolutely amazing. As...

Dan, your photographs are absolutely amazing. As a long-time lover/student of the twin-lens reflex, I would say your work is comparable to that of Doisneau and Henle.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-05-2014
Replies: 2,011
Views: 605,519
Posted By Dave Jenkins
It shows.:)

It shows.:)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-04-2014
Replies: 47
Views: 6,244
Posted By Dave Jenkins
Olympus E-PL1 with the first version of the 14-42...

Olympus E-PL1 with the first version of the 14-42 f3.5-5.6 zoom. Not a highly rated lens, but this photograph of Starr's Mill was chosen over one made with my 5D classic to run 12x12 inches in my...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-04-2014
Replies: 47
Views: 6,244
Posted By Dave Jenkins
Vivitar 75-205mm f3.8 zoom in Olympus OM mount on...

Vivitar 75-205mm f3.8 zoom in Olympus OM mount on an OM-2n body. 1989, a remote village in the northern Guatemala mountains. Fujichrome 100. This photo has always looked plenty sharp to me, but of...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-04-2014
Replies: 47
Views: 6,244
Posted By Dave Jenkins
The technology may be obsolete, but legs like...

The technology may be obsolete, but legs like that never go out of style!;)
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-02-2014
Replies: 2,011
Views: 605,519
Posted By Dave Jenkins
This photograph has a certain quiet power. . .

This photograph has a certain quiet power. . .
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-25-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 3,416
Posted By Dave Jenkins
Unless you really need the money, keep the lens....

Unless you really need the money, keep the lens. It will not lose value, and who knows what might happen in the future?
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-23-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,275
Posted By Dave Jenkins
Erwitt is easily among the greatest ten...

Erwitt is easily among the greatest ten photographers of the 20th century, and my personal favorite of them all. I have most of his books, including the rare classic, "Photographs and...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 03-27-2014
Replies: 0
Views: 747
Posted By Dave Jenkins
Photo Magazine Lovers

If you enjoy reading photo magazines from the film days, and perhaps checking out all the ads, please see my listing in the RFF classifieds.
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 03-27-2014
Replies: 59
Views: 8,710
Posted By Dave Jenkins
I did indeed actually use one (two, in fact), and...

I did indeed actually use one (two, in fact), and extensively. And the results were fine. But I still say the CL is the most inconvenient to operate camera I've ever used.
Forum: Travel 03-27-2014
Replies: 44
Views: 2,969
Posted By Dave Jenkins
You are fortunate, Roger. My wife isn't a...

You are fortunate, Roger. My wife isn't a photographer (although she has an excellent eye-- also beautiful, as you can see) and she's very tolerant of my stops, starts, and side-trips. But still,...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 03-27-2014
Replies: 59
Views: 8,710
Posted By Dave Jenkins
Lots of people like them, but I've owned two and...

Lots of people like them, but I've owned two and consider the CL the most inconvenient camera I've ever used.
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