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Forum: Photography General Interest 18 Hours Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 247
Posted By retinax
Aha, yes what you mean is called spectral...

Aha, yes what you mean is called spectral response. Manufacturers publish spectral response curves. White balance is a concept from digital photography afaic, and there's daylight/tungsten balance in...
Forum: Photography General Interest 18 Hours Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 247
Posted By retinax
Assuming that you're not pulling our legs, take a...

Assuming that you're not pulling our legs, take a minute to think about what white balance does. It's about colours, right? And you're asking about black and white film...
Or are you thinking about...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 4 Days Ago
Replies: 1,635
Views: 88,958
Posted By retinax
Yes, I've pointed this out in post 1597. People...

Yes, I've pointed this out in post 1597. People seem to want to disregard this... please, let's not panic.
Forum: Travel 4 Days Ago
Replies: 217
Views: 8,414
Posted By retinax
Is that a rock drawing of a gazelle near the left...

Is that a rock drawing of a gazelle near the left edge of the frame?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Days Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,134
Posted By retinax
Someone needs to formulate a "new moon f/64...

Someone needs to formulate a "new moon f/64 rule"!
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 4 Days Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 3,176
Posted By retinax
If you plan on doing stuff like that again, don't...

If you plan on doing stuff like that again, don't buy normal micro screwdrivers. They will slip and/or degrade the screw heads on Japanese equipment. Order some JIS screwdrivers.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 4 Days Ago
Replies: 71
Views: 1,450
Posted By retinax
You overcompensated the underexposure. Learn to...

You overcompensated the underexposure. Learn to work with the simple tools like levels and curves, plugins can't replace them.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 5 Days Ago
Replies: 71
Views: 1,450
Posted By retinax
Oh right, I got confused and thought the ME was a...

Oh right, I got confused and thought the ME was a variation on the 240, but it's an M9 sister model of course, so almost the same generation as 5D... maybe then the RAW converter applies different...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 5 Days Ago
Replies: 71
Views: 1,450
Posted By retinax
Canon 5D and Olympus E-PL1 are older and have...

Canon 5D and Olympus E-PL1 are older and have less dynamic range. But output contrast range remains the same with your ME, which can record a longer scale. So you get less contrast. It's like...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 5 Days Ago
Replies: 1,635
Views: 88,958
Posted By retinax
Teddy, please read again what you replied to. The...

Teddy, please read again what you replied to. The image in question does not display what you describe. And camera spin wouldn't leave an area near the corner unaffected.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 5 Days Ago
Replies: 1,635
Views: 88,958
Posted By retinax
Huh, what exactly is a typical rendition of all...

Huh, what exactly is a typical rendition of all 35mm lenses? Sharpness here doesn't simply fall off toward the corners. It comes back very near the extreme corner, before it falls off again. As I...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 5 Days Ago
Replies: 1,635
Views: 88,958
Posted By retinax
Ed, is it even toward all four corners?

Ed, is it even toward all four corners?
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 5 Days Ago
Replies: 1,635
Views: 88,958
Posted By retinax
It's not wind. Wind would be more visible on...

It's not wind. Wind would be more visible on branches closer to the camera and less on those further away, more on thin branches and less on thicker ones.

And it wouldn't be only in the zone where...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 6 Days Ago
Replies: 53
Views: 1,430
Posted By retinax
Sorry I can't answer your questions, but I'll add...

Sorry I can't answer your questions, but I'll add another question. You already have a Rolleiflex which has a normal focal length, why not consider the wide angle lenses for the two cameras you're...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 6 Days Ago
Replies: 1,635
Views: 88,958
Posted By retinax
What's going on here? At full resolution, there's...

What's going on here? At full resolution, there's a very mushy looking zone in the trees on the right, and then near the corner, it gets sharp again! I don't see this on the left side, which is...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 6 Days Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,134
Posted By retinax
This may be some use for technical purposes,...

This may be some use for technical purposes, where something is better than no picture, but even if the sensor and data stream are well behaved, photon noise must kill any pictorial application.
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 6 Days Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 2,991
Posted By retinax
Really? I think this one...

Really? I think this one
https://live.staticflickr.com/2567/3910231569_3523862189_z.jpg (https://live.staticflickr.com/2567/3910231569_3523862189_z.jpg)
looks absolutely iconic. Insane composition...
Forum: Fuji X Series 1 Week Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 269
Posted By retinax
Beside rangefinder lenses, those for half frame...

Beside rangefinder lenses, those for half frame SLRs (and even smaller formats, if they cover) have shorter flange distances than 35mm SLR lenses.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 1 Week Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 389
Posted By retinax
If this camera uses a resistor strip with a sort...

If this camera uses a resistor strip with a sort of wire brush gliding along it to tell the meter about the aperture, it could be in need of cleaning or bending this wire brush into shape. This would...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 1 Week Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 533
Posted By retinax
I'm happy and a little embarrassed to report that...

I'm happy and a little embarrassed to report that a fair bit of my difficulties went away as I increased the tension to a level that seemed uncomfortable, with the naked shutter crate sitting on my...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 194
Posted By retinax
If you use a Paterson tank, use the twirl stick...

If you use a Paterson tank, use the twirl stick for (at least the) initial agitation. It's excellent at getting bubbles out, as you can observe if you try it during washing.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 1 Week Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 533
Posted By retinax
Thanks for your patience, Brett! I'm aware that...

Thanks for your patience, Brett!
I'm aware that the gap width should be adjusted with the curtain timing mechanism. I'm very surprised that the shutter tension apparently has such a major impact on...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 1 Week Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 402
Posted By retinax
It could attach to the flash bayonet, and when...

It could attach to the flash bayonet, and when attached, rest above the rewind crank and have some sort of feet that rest on the top plate around the rewind crank. It would need to be slightly...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 1 Week Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 533
Posted By retinax
Thank you, Brett! That's what I thought...

Thank you, Brett!

That's what I thought previously. But not what I experienced.
At the moment, the first curtain runs away from the second, but only at 1/1000. If I increase tension on the second...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 1 Week Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 533
Posted By retinax
I thought that the slit width is set quite...

I thought that the slit width is set quite independently of the tension, and the relative tension affects travel speed only, but apparently not so, as I can get more exposure across the whole frame,...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 1 Week Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 402
Posted By retinax
Sweet! I simply keep mine in a bag or cabinet...

Sweet! I simply keep mine in a bag or cabinet most of the time.
If you're at making gadgets for the Canon 7, have you thought about making an accessory shoe? Now that would be something I'd want.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 1 Week Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 533
Posted By retinax
I've somehow managed to find a setting where...

I've somehow managed to find a setting where everything seems to be working, except for tapering at 1/1000. When the tapering is gone, the shutter is running way too fast. Maybe that means there's...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 1 Week Ago
Replies: 61
Views: 1,137
Posted By retinax
Lynn, these pictures look pretty good to me, I...

Lynn, these pictures look pretty good to me, I don't think they're 2 stops ever exposed, that would have blown out the skin tones. The small Instax format benefits from the larger dof, compared to...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 1 Week Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 533
Posted By retinax
Aaaactually you're probably right. Now that the...

Aaaactually you're probably right. Now that the shutter runs much better, I needed to lower the tension a lot to get close to correct speed, and the problem with the second curtain is back. At this...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 1 Week Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 533
Posted By retinax
Thank you monopix, the shutter brake was running...

Thank you monopix, the shutter brake was running smoothly, maybe a bit weak even but not adjustable from the looks of it.
Actually the problem resolved itself. When I looked at it again yesterday,...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 533
Posted By retinax
Nobody? Speculation is also welcome, anything!...

Nobody? Speculation is also welcome, anything! This shutter should be very similar to all Leica type shutters, I don't think the problem is something very specific to this one...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 1,584
Posted By retinax
Congrats! Your pictures from Cuba with the ~28...

Congrats! Your pictures from Cuba with the ~28 equivalent phone show you can work great with this FL, although those compositions seem to benefit from the dof of the phone. If I ever win the lottery...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 803
Posted By retinax
Hmm I've been thinking about the J-9. But then...

Hmm I've been thinking about the J-9. But then again the SLR version would be less trouble.
The ground glass thickness does not matter, the image is formed on the matte surface only, which needs to...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 803
Posted By retinax
Did you get the J-9 to focus right over the whole...

Did you get the J-9 to focus right over the whole range?
Re. the ground glass, it's literally ground glass. Take a shard, break it to the right size with pliers, grind one side on sandpaper or...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 116
Views: 7,568
Posted By retinax
Not a father myself (so far), but your pictures...

Not a father myself (so far), but your pictures make me feel a bit what it must be like to watch little people grow up! Phantastic work indeed!
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 803
Posted By retinax
If you have calipers, you just need to know the...

If you have calipers, you just need to know the distance of rf-cam to flange or better, film plane, at infinity or another specific distance. I can't help, don't have calipers...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 548
Posted By retinax
I think the job of the back door is to keep light...

I think the job of the back door is to keep light away from the film, that's it. As the pressure plate is attached to it with springs, the shape of the back door shouldn't matter beyond keeping the...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 803
Posted By retinax
1. He wrote he got soft pictures. 2. Even if rf...

1. He wrote he got soft pictures.
2. Even if rf focus was accurate, there are hard stops at both ends of the range indicated by the distance scale. Such a large discrepancy with the scale would mean...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 803
Posted By retinax
It's common for ltm lenses to sit a bit offset on...

It's common for ltm lenses to sit a bit offset on bodies of different makes, that in itself isn't an issue for focus, only for handling. Often it can be corrected.
Does this J-3 focus correctly on...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 64
Views: 1,549
Posted By retinax
These Voigtländer 90s have an internet reputation...

These Voigtländer 90s have an internet reputation of haze, like some other ltm Voigtländer lenses. Make sure to check while you can return it!
reddotcameras.co.uk also has one.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 533
Posted By retinax
Adjusting shutter tension (Canon P)

This Canon P is not only a bit rough and noisy winding, I discovered that the second curtain doesn't travel quite far enough. It just so closes the film gate, but doesn't quite catch up with the...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 513
Posted By retinax
A1 A3: no, please let me decide on timing, I...

A1
A3: no, please let me decide on timing, I probably wouldn't have sat through a slide show.
A4: not too many per se. But I don't really see the connection between the locals' transport and the...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 410
Posted By retinax
I think you can rotate not only the mount on the...

I think you can rotate not only the mount on the lens, which could be trouble with an infinity lock rigidly attached to it, but also the mount on the camera body.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 108
Views: 5,107
Posted By retinax
So this happened, huh? At some point in the last...

So this happened, huh? At some point in the last few weeks the price for the T-max films from the cheapest sources in Europe jumped by about 2€ per 135/36. Didn't expect such a large increase all at...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 191
Views: 6,432
Posted By retinax
Sure, I didn't mean to say that the curves tool...

Sure, I didn't mean to say that the curves tool is the one and only ticket to "good tonality", but I was mainly responding to Ko.Fe. and his observation that most samples have bad tonality. I...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 191
Views: 6,432
Posted By retinax
Yes well I looked at one of the linked reviews...

Yes well I looked at one of the linked reviews and also from some other stuff I've seen, apparently a lot of people seem to fail to understand that the huge dynamic ra -ok ok, exposure range- results...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 2,181
Posted By retinax
La France profonde in gorgeous tones. Love them,...

La France profonde in gorgeous tones. Love them, Robert! Also those by cjm and Shab are wonderful tonally.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 628
Posted By retinax
I have a P which makes the same kind of noise. I...

I have a P which makes the same kind of noise. I also have taken off the shell and lubricated a tiny bit in all the places that were accessible and seemed to need it, but no difference. Dan, where...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 689
Posted By retinax
You're aware that the heads on tripods can...

You're aware that the heads on tripods can usually be exchanged? So if the problem is just the head, you could get a new one or even just take it off to clean. Sorry, know nothing about feet.
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 662
Posted By retinax
Amazing what expertise is present at RFF! I...

Amazing what expertise is present at RFF!
I imagine that if you can speak with the person who does the lighting, that could be very helpful for getting your exposures right. And one of the 3200 films...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 51
Views: 2,250
Posted By retinax
Huss, could you post a 1:1 crop from closer to...

Huss, could you post a 1:1 crop from closer to the edge of the frame, at a wider aperture? That would tell us more about the quality of the lens.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 451
Posted By retinax
Update: There of course are screws for adjusting...

Update:
There of course are screws for adjusting the focusing screen position. No idea why I couldn't find them the first time around. JIS cross heads, placed where you'd expect them, around the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 48
Views: 1,363
Posted By retinax
I think/hope the OP pictures not only the...

I think/hope the OP pictures not only the specifics of rangefinders being taught, but a photo school which lets students use Leicas a collector donates. Hopefully not exclusively as the phrase...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 48
Views: 1,363
Posted By retinax
No no I think I get your idea from your...

No no I think I get your idea from your clarification post #6. Sorry I got hung up on the "Leica rangefinder photo school" name - if we don't have to call it that, I'm all for it :).
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 48
Views: 1,363
Posted By retinax
To clarify my thought, not only for the...

To clarify my thought, not only for the inevitable someone trying to pick a fight: I think lending out a camera collection to people to use would be wonderful, and Deardorffs would ideally be lent to...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 48
Views: 1,363
Posted By retinax
Insurance with a hefty deductible to be paid by...

Insurance with a hefty deductible to be paid by the borrower would have to be part of it.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 48
Views: 1,363
Posted By retinax
I'm a little sad for all great cameras that have...

I'm a little sad for all great cameras that have to stay in a cupboard somewhere. Putting them to use is good.

I'm afraid a Leica rangefinder photo school would be a gear-centric, elitist affair...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 701
Posted By retinax
This is a hoax, right? Some hacker-photo-geek...

This is a hoax, right? Some hacker-photo-geek satire collective has taken over their website, yes?
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 224
Posted By retinax
Get your money back and send it to a tech who...

Get your money back and send it to a tech who knows what he's doing. That's a normal, perhaps the most commonly needed, adjustment with older cloth shutters.
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 474
Posted By retinax
M-mount is becoming a new universal mirrorless...

M-mount is becoming a new universal mirrorless mount. Users of CaNiSonic will find the size reasonable. I assume these will not be RF coupled, unnecessary for UWA.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 423
Posted By retinax
I can imagine these look lovely in person. How...

I can imagine these look lovely in person. How black are the blacks?
I'm sure I will need more advice, but it'll be a while until I actually try this.
Regarding the hardener, can alum not be applied...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 423
Posted By retinax
Ok obviously I need to read up on this, thanks!

Ok obviously I need to read up on this, thanks!
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 423
Posted By retinax
Oh wow I certainly won't use that, badly...

Oh wow I certainly won't use that, badly ventilated darkroom and prints will be stored in my bedroom.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 423
Posted By retinax
All great to know, thanks! I think I will order...

All great to know, thanks! I think I will order some at some point and cost makes Foma the first choice, unless there are objections.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 721
Posted By retinax
Try it with the recommended dilution of...

Try it with the recommended dilution of photo-flo, that could solve it. Use a syringe to measure. Some also report good results with only a drop of the stuff. Others have good results with a rinse...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 423
Posted By retinax
Liquid emulsion on paper - please share experience and pics

Hello,
Those of you who have worked with liquid emulsion from Foma or "Rollei" (Maco) or others, or made their own - can we discuss this stuff? Maybe see some examples?
One thing I want to know...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 44
Views: 1,359
Posted By retinax
Regarding zooms I do concur with the talking head...

Regarding zooms I do concur with the talking head in the video. A prime forces one to get in there, work the perspective, teaches you what you can do with that one angle of view and gives you a set...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 830
Posted By retinax
I can't compare it to any Leica lenses but my J-8...

I can't compare it to any Leica lenses but my J-8 from the 70s is clear like a new lens, too. Shimming it wasn't very hard and it makes nice pictures with that Sonnar look.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 3,383
Posted By retinax
Great information, thanks! I've used only 1+2 and...

Great information, thanks! I've used only 1+2 and I've mostly produced thin-ish negatives from T-max because I always have some shots with high SBR on a roll and prefer printing with higher grades...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 3,383
Posted By retinax
Marty, can you elaborate what the problem is with...

Marty, can you elaborate what the problem is with T-grain films and higher dilutions of X-tol? Seems to work well for me, although times do get long. I think the curve shoulders off more unless you...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 269
Posted By retinax
I don't know the codes, if you need the version...

I don't know the codes, if you need the version with times for 1+2 and 1+3, p.m. me your email address.
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 44
Views: 1,359
Posted By retinax
I don't understand your formula but yes, that...

I don't understand your formula but yes, that idea is what I also added in my response to Out to Lunch. I hardly ever hear that expressed though and it doesn't seem very practical. And that can't be...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 44
Views: 1,359
Posted By retinax
Hehe no the handle comes from the Kodak camera....

Hehe no the handle comes from the Kodak camera. The only thing thing in my analysis that relates to my formal education is distortion from projections, I learned about them regarding maps, but it ...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 44
Views: 1,359
Posted By retinax
Regarding the "natural human field of view" type...

Regarding the "natural human field of view" type of arguments, they're complete nonsense. We don't see a two-dimensional image of the world with defined borders. We construct a mental three...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 44
Views: 1,359
Posted By retinax
I don't hear an explanation there why 35mm is...

I don't hear an explanation there why 35mm is supposed to be the best. Everything he says could also apply to 50 or 28 or even wider. And obviously many do pick these or something else.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 904
Posted By retinax
Yashica Electro 35CC for parts. Electronics...

Yashica Electro 35CC for parts. Electronics likely shot.
Olympus Mju Zoom, electronics shot.
Can get individual parts for you out of a Minolta XD-7/11, will keep to rest as a parts donor for...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 62
Views: 1,983
Posted By retinax
This has been my experience, too. You would...

This has been my experience, too. You would however regret having no backup if your only camera failed, or having brought too much if you have to carry it on your back. Nonetheless fretting about...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 67
Views: 2,534
Posted By retinax
Sorry to say I think you're seeing what you want...

Sorry to say I think you're seeing what you want to see. The highlights in this look very washed out. I don't think you can reap the benefits of pyro in the highlights with scanning, you need to...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-13-2020
Replies: 74
Views: 1,135
Posted By retinax
I find it hard enough to find areas with even...

I find it hard enough to find areas with even highlights and shadows, respectively, for test strips. Wouldn't work for me and wouldn't have worked for the dude who posted your link if he hadn't found...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-13-2020
Replies: 74
Views: 1,135
Posted By retinax
That would be super useful if you had a print...

That would be super useful if you had a print that had both highlights and shadows all over so you'd get both in each square...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-13-2020
Replies: 74
Views: 1,135
Posted By retinax
Of course, I haven't written anything contrary to...

Of course, I haven't written anything contrary to that. Doesn't matter, what I mean is the method Mike Rosenlof explained.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-13-2020
Replies: 74
Views: 1,135
Posted By retinax
By cumulative exposure I mean the combined...

By cumulative exposure I mean the combined (cumulative) effect of the 00 and the 5 exposures.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-13-2020
Replies: 74
Views: 1,135
Posted By retinax
Sure, my point is however any filter between 00...

Sure, my point is however any filter between 00 and 5 passes a mixtures of the only (in terms of what the paper responds to, subtractive filters will also pass other, irrelevant wavelenghts) green or...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-13-2020
Replies: 74
Views: 1,135
Posted By retinax
Unless you already do this: Do the hard test...

Unless you already do this: Do the hard test strip first, select an exposure time that, based on experience, is maybe a little shorter than what looks good (start thinking of this fudge factor as...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-13-2020
Replies: 74
Views: 1,135
Posted By retinax
For straight prints? Bold claim, can you explain...

For straight prints? Bold claim, can you explain why? VC paper is made up of two or more layers that have different contrast and are sensitive to blue and green to different degrees. Contrast is...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-13-2020
Replies: 74
Views: 1,135
Posted By retinax
Sorry I have no split grade advice other than to...

Sorry I have no split grade advice other than to keep at it and keep your experiments systematic, make sure you developer your test strips to completion, otherwise that could lead to what you're...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-12-2020
Replies: 10
Views: 298
Posted By retinax
So if there is no film loaded, wouldn't it expose...

So if there is no film loaded, wouldn't it expose longer because the pressure plate is probably less reflective than film?
Then if your test, Valdas, was without film, this could be normal behavior.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-12-2020
Replies: 33
Views: 838
Posted By retinax
These are really different beasts, for me the...

These are really different beasts, for me the main factors would be if you want close focus and precise framing that an SLR provides.
I've been tempted by the Contax Gs with their flawless glass...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-11-2020
Replies: 1
Views: 681
Posted By retinax
That's really cool, thanks for the link!

That's really cool, thanks for the link!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-10-2020
Replies: 8
Views: 304
Posted By retinax
Wait, these mounting flanges fit on most or all...

Wait, these mounting flanges fit on most or all m-mount lenses? They're all the same? Then making one in ltm would be all one needs to use any M-mount lens on any ltm camera, provided there's an...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-10-2020
Replies: 27
Views: 1,809
Posted By retinax
Mike, what is the big glass from the whisky brand...

Mike, what is the big glass from the whisky brand for? Are huge whisky sodas a thing in Japan?
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-09-2020
Replies: 9
Views: 450
Posted By retinax
And how do you agitate? At what temperature? Two...

And how do you agitate? At what temperature? Two and a half minutes with little or no agitation or at a low temperature may be not enough. You should do the maximum black test I proposed above, with...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-08-2020
Replies: 1,635
Views: 88,958
Posted By retinax
Indeed, I think there was camera movement, pretty...

Indeed, I think there was camera movement, pretty clear if you look at the lettering on the multi-colored chocolates (?) at the bottom right. Maybe bad focus too. If the lens performed like that it...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-08-2020
Replies: 9
Views: 450
Posted By retinax
1. Are you by any chance using the satin paper?...

1. Are you by any chance using the satin paper? It just doesn't go very black.
2. Are you definitely developing to completion? Leave a bit of paper in the developer for a few minutes with the lights...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-07-2020
Replies: 220
Views: 6,951
Posted By retinax
Uhmm did you mean to reply to me? I pointed out a...

Uhmm did you mean to reply to me? I pointed out a detail which many don't seem to be aware of. To interpret that as an argument against looking at sold listings is purely conjecture.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-07-2020
Replies: 220
Views: 6,951
Posted By retinax
Keep in mind that sold listings are also...

Keep in mind that sold listings are also inaccurate. In the the case of "BIN or make offer" listings, they will always show the BIN price, even if it was sold for a lower offer.
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 01-07-2020
Replies: 51
Views: 2,250
Posted By retinax
Haha there's an answer to almost every question...

Haha there's an answer to almost every question on RFF! Good to know, I might venture in there again. It is foggy enough to put me off using it (along with the unfortunate lack of a proper distance...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-07-2020
Replies: 49
Views: 1,577
Posted By retinax
I'm sure you can get something like that with any...

I'm sure you can get something like that with any grainy film if you underexpose and overdevelop it, then scan with low resolution. I hope you don't take offense, giganova. You've shown some...
Forum: Olympus RF 01-07-2020
Replies: 5
Views: 407
Posted By retinax
Thank you! I thought so, the eyepiece looks...

Thank you! I thought so, the eyepiece looks larger, but couldn't find the comparison anywhere. Now I'll keep my eyes open for an affordable one. Too bad, the RDs seem to have gone down in value over...
Forum: Olympus RF 01-07-2020
Replies: 5
Views: 407
Posted By retinax
How does the finder of the Olympus SP compare to RD and RC?

Hello,
The title says it all. I'm wondering of the finder is larger on the SP, if so that could compel me to try one. I've realized that the RD is too small to comfortably hold for my hands and the...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-07-2020
Replies: 1,635
Views: 88,958
Posted By retinax
Well, this replica is single coated and Kevin...

Well, this replica is single coated and Kevin himself said above that the original Summicron was likely slightly hazy. And it does look like slight haze. I agree it is slight enough it doesn't ruin...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-07-2020
Replies: 1,635
Views: 88,958
Posted By retinax
I'm surprised people here like flare from haze so...

I'm surprised people here like flare from haze so much. It shouldn't be hard to fog any lens if you want more of that... or more reasonably, put a dirty filter on it. If you only want to lift the...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 01-07-2020
Replies: 51
Views: 2,250
Posted By retinax
Inspired by you, Huss, I dug mine out, changed...

Inspired by you, Huss, I dug mine out, changed the light seals, and tried to get to the finder which is fogged on mine, too. I got the top cover off but the finder is underneath a flexible circuit...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 01-06-2020
Replies: 13
Views: 1,179
Posted By retinax
Today I received three beautiful prints, made my...

Today I received three beautiful prints, made my day! Many thanks to the artist. Am I the first one? My own was sent out shortly before Christmas, apologies for the delay.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-05-2020
Replies: 23
Views: 2,166
Posted By retinax
I also just realized that I now have what must be...

I also just realized that I now have what must be the holy trinity of IIas: Zeiss Ikon Ikoflex IIa and Contina IIa, and Kodak Retina IIa! All three made in Stuttgart, where one side of my family...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-05-2020
Replies: 23
Views: 2,166
Posted By retinax
Thanks Doug, I would normally measure from the...

Thanks Doug, I would normally measure from the film rails. But the problem is that the space between film rails and pressure plate is much more than the thickness of film and backing paper. Very odd...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-05-2020
Replies: 23
Views: 2,166
Posted By retinax
I tried to check the focus with a piece of ground...

I tried to check the focus with a piece of ground glass and realized it's not that simple: There's at least 0.5mm between the film rails and the pressure plate! Where will the film be? More...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-05-2020
Replies: 49
Views: 1,577
Posted By retinax
To me, 1/50 @ 5.6 or 8 wouldn't be enough for...

To me, 1/50 @ 5.6 or 8 wouldn't be enough for hand held landscape pictures to be printed large, both in shutter speed and aperture, certainly not with a 50mm or longer, maybe just so with a wide. And...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 01-05-2020
Replies: 5
Views: 503
Posted By retinax
There's a Pentax S-something/H-something in the...

There's a Pentax S-something/H-something in the last photo on the Magnum website! But what is the lens on it?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-05-2020
Replies: 755
Views: 154,876
Posted By retinax
I feel a little left out here because this thread...

I feel a little left out here because this thread is dedicated to the SRTs and I much prefer my XD7/11, but we can agree on the love of Rokkors, so here goes:
MC 24 2.8
MD III 28 2.8
MD III 35...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-03-2020
Replies: 49
Views: 1,577
Posted By retinax
Then, as you must have figured yourself, your...

Then, as you must have figured yourself, your pick out of the Neopan, Delta and T-Max 100 films is probably the ticket! I do like the tmx except for its tendency to give Newton rings also from the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-03-2020
Replies: 49
Views: 1,577
Posted By retinax
You haven't told us if you will take a tripod. If...

You haven't told us if you will take a tripod. If yes, you can also consider the document type films if you're after grainless, high resolution pictures. On the other hand if you want to shoot hand...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-29-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,459
Posted By retinax
Don't blame this on film! Did you have a big tank...

Don't blame this on film! Did you have a big tank for hot water before and now a tankless heater? That's a hard way to learn, but yes, letting warm water run straight onto the film is a big no-no...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-29-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 842
Posted By retinax
Yes I've read there are a lot of fake batteries...

Yes I've read there are a lot of fake batteries sold. If they were all from one source, maybe you were sold alkalines in a lithium battery packaging?
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 12-26-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 742
Posted By retinax
I don't think such a beast exists, I'd be all...

I don't think such a beast exists, I'd be all over it, too.
The Retina IIIS requires an external finder, but yes it does have a RF coupled 28 and leaf shutter.
If you want to go to a larger camera,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-23-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 840
Posted By retinax
This film is clearly cursed or haunted. I'm sure...

This film is clearly cursed or haunted. I'm sure Steve Huff can help. :p
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-18-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,106
Posted By retinax
Now it's available again for a bit more, still...

Now it's available again for a bit more, still cheap, and they now also have individual rolls for 3.99. I hesitated too long to get it at 30€, but a whole brick would have been a bit much for me...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-17-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 1,974
Posted By retinax
Soda bottles for me. They are gas proof enough,...

Soda bottles for me. They are gas proof enough, after all the fizz stays in the soda a long time, and can be squeezed to get air out, no messing with lots of marbles necessary. Keep them in a cabinet...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-14-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,106
Posted By retinax
Very cheap, very short dated T-Max 3200

This is both a heads-up and a question - that first: People who have used these high speed films, how long beyond the expiration date would you expect it to be usable? I know these ultra fast films...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 12-11-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 340
Posted By retinax
Cleaning the darkroom of fixer traces - hypo eliminator?

I'm a bit worried that in the communal darkroom I use, work surfaces, cleaning rags and especially the print dryer may be contaminated with fixer. It occurred to me that hypo eliminator is probably...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-10-2019
Replies: 1,635
Views: 88,958
Posted By retinax
A possible solution could be to simply offer the...

A possible solution could be to simply offer the ltm mounting flange separately so costumers can exchange it on the M mount version to get an ltm lens that focuses down to 0.7 m. Should be...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-10-2019
Replies: 1,635
Views: 88,958
Posted By retinax
I agree, a replica of the 21 mm Super Angulon...

I agree, a replica of the 21 mm Super Angulon would be very cool. And so would one of the 28 Summaron without the price tag of the one Leica has made, but I suppose that would be asking for trouble....
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-09-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 794
Posted By retinax
Spotmatic also does that.

Spotmatic also does that.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-09-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 922
Posted By retinax
You're certainly right, Bob. I'd just love the...

You're certainly right, Bob. I'd just love the simple double clearing time thing to work, I have to admit I don't process enough film to make testing seem more economical, time and money wise, than...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-08-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 922
Posted By retinax
I chose to believe the don't-worry-sayers and can...

I chose to believe the don't-worry-sayers and can live with a bit of tint on tmy-2. The problem I have, and that I started a thread about that lead to no real result as most didn't seem to understand...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-08-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 2,445
Posted By retinax
Highlight one: Upswept? Highlight two: so......

Highlight one: Upswept?
Highlight two: so... develop it less? Of course you may need to increase exposure even more, but there must be a point where overall contrast is normal, no?
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-08-2019
Replies: 1,635
Views: 88,958
Posted By retinax
He is already kind with the selling price, I...

He is already kind with the selling price, I think much of the market would bear a higher price.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-05-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 562
Posted By retinax
Sorry, Peter, for the mix-up, nothing to do with...

Sorry, Peter, for the mix-up, nothing to do with your post. Edited.
But incidentally what you write here,
"For greater clarity (some people do not "do" irony) and just in case my motives in making...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-04-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 562
Posted By retinax
This is a post I did not read¹

I know we have much better writers than myself, please contribute!


¹Comment by Out to Lunch in the "This is a picture I did not take"-thread...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-04-2019
Replies: 1,635
Views: 88,958
Posted By retinax
I'd prefer that, too. My Canon 7 goes down to...

I'd prefer that, too. My Canon 7 goes down to 0.7m. But then I'm interested because it promises to be a great lens, not because it's a replica of something... I'd also prefer multi-coated... but also...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 12-04-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 671
Posted By retinax
I'll run with a Freudian slip interpretation, the...

I'll run with a Freudian slip interpretation, the alternative of the two sounds being similar to a German ear and still to my mind as well is more embarrassing. So yes, let's fight about this....
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 12-04-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 671
Posted By retinax
Great idea for a thread! Will you start it or...

Great idea for a thread! Will you start it or should I?

I like the website linked in the OP, inspiring. I had never fought about that writing can work so well to convey a visual impression,...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-03-2019
Replies: 1,635
Views: 88,958
Posted By retinax
I'm sure they won't hand-grind them, now that...

I'm sure they won't hand-grind them, now that aspherical surfaces can be made precisely by computer controlled machines. What would be the advantage? This degree of authenticity doesn't seem to be...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-02-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 559
Posted By retinax
:D and a few character a to satisfy the forum...

:D and a few character a to satisfy the forum software.
Forum: DIYS Modifications 12-01-2019
Replies: 55
Views: 2,321
Posted By retinax
Cool project! It may be irrelevant in practice...

Cool project! It may be irrelevant in practice but in theory, wouldn't it be better to have the cameras converge with their fronts so the lenses are closer together? Should be possible with the two...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-01-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 559
Posted By retinax
I'm fairly certain there's an adapter on it, they...

I'm fairly certain there's an adapter on it, they aren't very substantial and you could certainly mistake one as part of the lens. Google ltm-m adapters to get an idea what they look like.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-01-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 714
Posted By retinax
I think you've actually got reticulation, and...

I think you've actually got reticulation, and reading this: "the bathtub got pretty hot for a moment (the hot knob spun to fast and got hot too quickly into the tank" it's not surprising. Little harm...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-01-2019
Replies: 108
Views: 5,107
Posted By retinax
Hmm I still see no online shop there, probably...

Hmm I still see no online shop there, probably they hide it due to my non-UK IP address. Too bad.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-01-2019
Replies: 108
Views: 5,107
Posted By retinax
I don't see an online shop on Ilford's website,...

I don't see an online shop on Ilford's website, could you point me somewhere?
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-28-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,959
Posted By retinax
I don't see the distortion but I see weak left...

I don't see the distortion but I see weak left sides in most of the pictures, could be the scanner if these are film, or could be the lens; and bokeh I don't like, but that's subjective of course.
...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-25-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 262
Posted By retinax
So half-mirrors or whatever they're called, huh?...

So half-mirrors or whatever they're called, huh? My advice about identifying the coated side still applies. Avoid touching the coated side if you can. In my limited experience many of them are not as...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 11-25-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 967
Posted By retinax
Konica off-road, and comparable worksite cameras...

Konica off-road, and comparable worksite cameras by Nikon and Fuji should survive something like that fine and have much much better lenses. Heck, any cheap p&s has a much better lens and many can be...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-25-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 262
Posted By retinax
Are you talking about SLRs/TLRs? There's...

Are you talking about SLRs/TLRs? There's absolutely no point in cleaning the bottom of the mirror and you have to be extremely careful cleaning the top surface. These mirrors have a silver layer on...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-25-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 491
Posted By retinax
Yes I think it's likely that your rangefinder...

Yes I think it's likely that your rangefinder focusing will be fine now for all distances, I just wanted to caution against relying on the scale and infinity hard stop under these circumstances....
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-25-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 491
Posted By retinax
Congrats! But are you taking for granted that...

Congrats! But are you taking for granted that infinity focus according to the scale one the lens/the hard stop is more accurate than by the rangefinder? It's possible but I think less likely than...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-24-2019
Replies: 106
Views: 5,983
Posted By retinax
So KA knew that the packaging was bad? As they...

So KA knew that the packaging was bad? As they changed it some time before 10.07. (lets assume that's October 7 as it ended up on the US market). When did the warning /acknowledgement appear on...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-22-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 491
Posted By retinax
I'm positive that if he can't get it done with...

I'm positive that if he can't get it done with the hammer, he has an angle grinder at hand.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-22-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 491
Posted By retinax
You had the rough side of the ground glass sit on...

You had the rough side of the ground glass sit on the film rails, yes? And you saw a horizontal double image? Well then the RF needs adjusting. I don't know how it's done but it's usually not very...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-22-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 491
Posted By retinax
Regarding the focusing feel, try untightening the...

Regarding the focusing feel, try untightening the screws that hold the focusing ring a little. They severely affect the focusing stiffness on the RD. But of course real damage seems a possibility.
I...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-20-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,070
Posted By retinax
I'd expect stripes orthogonal to the shutter's...

I'd expect stripes orthogonal to the shutter's direction of travel, not parallel. The only way I can see a shutter causing this is if there is fuzz overhanging the small opening at fast speeds, i.e....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-19-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,070
Posted By retinax
Tell us more! Is this new film? Developed...

Tell us more! Is this new film? Developed yourself?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-18-2019
Replies: 106
Views: 5,983
Posted By retinax
That sounds horrible and I don't understand how...

That sounds horrible and I don't understand how that could pass QC. I also don't understand why you ruined two more rolls after the first one... In any case I'd give Fomadon Excel a chance if you can...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 11-18-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 2,166
Posted By retinax
I succumbed to the GAS and today received a late...

I succumbed to the GAS and today received a late model IIa, the one that has the wheels for aperture and shutter speed like the Favorit but no light meter. It's well used, worn film holder spring and...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 11-14-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,919
Posted By retinax
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread...

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=169205 you'll especially want to read post 11
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 11-14-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 423
Posted By retinax
No, there's also hoodcalc.xls (Google it). It's...

No, there's also hoodcalc.xls (Google it). It's intended to calculate lens hoods, can of course be used to calculate if anything would vignette, as long as you know the dimensions.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-13-2019
Replies: 1
Views: 266
Posted By retinax
J. T. perhaps thought it might be mechanically...

J. T. perhaps thought it might be mechanically damaged, if so it might not be possible to repair, that won't be different with another repair person. If it just need fresh lube, any repair person can...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-13-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 451
Posted By retinax
Whatever you decide, make sure to try it before...

Whatever you decide, make sure to try it before you spend lots of money. Results from that lens might not look as nice on digital as they do on film, and you might not like the workflow, especially...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-13-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 2,445
Posted By retinax
I congratulte the people at Ferrania and everyone...

I congratulte the people at Ferrania and everyone who has been waiting for this. I like the packaging. Won't be using the film anytime soon on my current budget.
Does anyone know if L'avventura was...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-12-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 314
Posted By retinax
Haha this is setting off all my bs detectors. Are...

Haha this is setting off all my bs detectors. Are these the people who think you can't get film any more? Anyway you can check if you can still buy it, the shops would know. And don't be too certain...
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 11-06-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 862
Posted By retinax
I see "Rollie" quite frequently on the the...

I see "Rollie" quite frequently on the the English language forums. That's not entirely uncommon as a term of endearment for Rollstuhl, "rolling chair", wheelchair. Rollt mir die Zehennägel hoch...
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 11-06-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 862
Posted By retinax
I see "Rollie" quite frequently on the the...

I see "Rollie" quite frequently on the the English language forums...
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 11-06-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 862
Posted By retinax
A sequel on wheelchairs and TLRs maybe?

A sequel on wheelchairs and TLRs maybe?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-03-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 1,571
Posted By retinax
That actually contradicts the description. The...

That actually contradicts the description. The explanation why it worked for you is probably that your eyes can accommodate, you don't need reading glasses, do you? That just puts the focusing screen...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-03-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 1,571
Posted By retinax
My experience regarding SLRs vs rangefinders is...

My experience regarding SLRs vs rangefinders is the opposite of yours, and that's also what makes theoretical sense to me.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-02-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 810
Posted By retinax
I totally agree, Brett, if you are actually able...

I totally agree, Brett, if you are actually able to adjust infinity and close range, of course you should check both. I was under the impression that the OP could at best do some shimming of the...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-02-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 810
Posted By retinax
Because as you say it's hard to see variations at...

Because as you say it's hard to see variations at infinity, why not do the adjustment at close distance, as long as one doesn't want and need to work on the "slope" of focusing? That is of course...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-02-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 810
Posted By retinax
50m or infinity is a tiny difference on a 50mm, I...

50m or infinity is a tiny difference on a 50mm, I wonder how you could even make that out with certainty. Is focus also noticeably off at minimum focus distance? I'd start there, much more noticeable...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-30-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 2,166
Posted By retinax
Oof you all are giving me GAS. I wonder why the...

Oof you all are giving me GAS.
I wonder why the good people of Zeiss never gave the Ikoflex a Planar or some other higher quality lens. Any ideas?
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 10-30-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1,156
Posted By retinax
You could focus (hah) on that and use an add-on...

You could focus (hah) on that and use an add-on viewfinder for framing.The usual 105mm lens on a 6x9 folder is a bit wider than the easy to find finders for 50 on 135 though, but should be workable.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-29-2019
Replies: 76
Views: 2,166
Posted By retinax
I disagree because I have never heard an...

I disagree because I have never heard an argument, let alone a convincing one, why nation states should be the bearer of a right to pollute or a duty to keep clean. Should China and Liechtenstein...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-29-2019
Replies: 76
Views: 2,166
Posted By retinax
I had to read it two more times... I'll get...

I had to read it two more times... I'll get myself a beer from the fridge to loosen up a bit now.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-29-2019
Replies: 76
Views: 2,166
Posted By retinax
I quite agree with what you say about the camera...

I quite agree with what you say about the camera industry being hardly relevant. So I'm sorry to single out your post. But I must disagree with the part underlined, that's a very comforting thing to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-29-2019
Replies: 76
Views: 2,166
Posted By retinax
?? Home insulation can save one serious chunk of...

?? Home insulation can save one serious chunk of energy consumption. Of course the environmental impact depends on what is used for insulation.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 10-29-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1,156
Posted By retinax
Not all are, I have an original Kodak Retina...

Not all are, I have an original Kodak Retina add-on one as well as some simple 6x9 folder that almost require poking the damn thing in your eye. You need one with a large "eyepiece" hole. Well,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-29-2019
Replies: 76
Views: 2,166
Posted By retinax
Until proven otherwise, I'll assume that camera...

Until proven otherwise, I'll assume that camera makers are as bad as any industry. Yes, we should pressure them to do better, but there's little leverage because in choosing such specialized tools,...
Forum: Travel 10-27-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 917
Posted By retinax
Wow, absolute insanity. In a good way. Well,...

Wow, absolute insanity. In a good way. Well, except for exposing vintage cars to salt, and modding them to death in the first place. Great photography, too!
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 10-27-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 473
Posted By retinax
Expose a sheet of this paper to room light and...

Expose a sheet of this paper to room light and develop it, that will tell you if it's the paper. Actually, better expose it under the enlarger in steps, but with the head further up, because if it...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 10-19-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1,149
Posted By retinax
Because not that many buyers of the lenses bought...

Because not that many buyers of the lenses bought filters and hoods, and of those who did, many must have damaged or lost them, put them in a drawer and not thought they would be worth anything when...
Forum: RFF News 10-19-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 9,192
Posted By retinax
Agreed. I guess they must have higher markups now...

Agreed. I guess they must have higher markups now in many US states compared to Europe because they price differences don't reflect the differences in sales tax, I think (too lazy to verify, but that...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-18-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 3,174
Posted By retinax
I feel similarly. One part of it is the frame...

I feel similarly.
One part of it is the frame lines for a 50 are smaller than the (always full) matte screen, on most RFs. Size of the VF image makes a big difference. The Canon P with its 1:1 VF...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-16-2019
Replies: 445
Views: 237,665
Posted By retinax
Absolutely stunning work, Brendan!

Absolutely stunning work, Brendan!
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-15-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 639
Posted By retinax
Right I didn't realize there were no cheap...

Right I didn't realize there were no cheap adapters, they all seem to have the helical that you'd need for the 50mm lenses.
Regarding cases I don't see how that's specific to this lens, it'll fit in...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-15-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 3,780
Posted By retinax
ISO 800 with normal contrast, rather than...

ISO 800 with normal contrast, rather than designed to be pushed, would be interesting to me. As would be a a black and white film with inherently limited density so highlights will never block...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-15-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 639
Posted By retinax
Are you sure you mean a case, or rather a rear...

Are you sure you mean a case, or rather a rear cap? Cases are plentiful. If you can't find a fitting rear cap, a cheap adapter to, for example, Sony E mount and the respective rear cap could work....
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-13-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 655
Posted By retinax
The sensor is behind a shutter, made of metal.

The sensor is behind a shutter, made of metal.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-13-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 655
Posted By retinax
I don't see how that would make a difference,...

I don't see how that would make a difference, it's not a live view camera where the sensor is completely exposed when it's on.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-13-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 655
Posted By retinax
On the beach, yo probably shoot with a small...

On the beach, yo probably shoot with a small aperture and have large homogeneous areas in the pictures. These are ideal conditions to notice dust spots that may have been there before, unnoticed. But...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-12-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,101
Posted By retinax
I don't think it's reticulation. I have never...

I don't think it's reticulation. I have never seen it in person, but examples on the internet look different and it's said that it's hard to get reticulation with modern films. Certainly a few...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 10-12-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1,334
Posted By retinax
The best looking camera of all times.

The best looking camera of all times.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-11-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 651
Posted By retinax
With a tripod, I'd use scale focus on either type...

With a tripod, I'd use scale focus on either type of camera in most landscape situations, so it doesn't matter much...
Forum: Optics Theory - 10-09-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,378
Posted By retinax
Looks about right, that's what you get when you...

Looks about right, that's what you get when you change your position between the shots so the nearest can is the same size in the pictures.

If the camera was in the same position for the 24mm...
Forum: Optics Theory - 10-09-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,378
Posted By retinax
You're wrong. For instance a 35 on APS-C and a 50...

You're wrong. For instance a 35 on APS-C and a 50 on FF give the same image, if we leave depth of field out of it. Exactly because "focal length is not same as field of view". Please do try it...
Forum: Optics Theory - 10-09-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,378
Posted By retinax
Non-retrofocus wide angles can be quite good with...

Non-retrofocus wide angles can be quite good with few elements if slow, and yes they need to be close to the film, so don't work on SLRs, nor do they work well on any digital cameras because the...
Forum: Optics Theory - 10-09-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,378
Posted By retinax
No, to reiterate: a 35 for aps-c is not a wide....

No, to reiterate: a 35 for aps-c is not a wide. Maybe stop thinking in terms of focal length, think in terms of angle of view. A 35 that's made for Aps-c could be the same design as a 50 for full...
Forum: Optics Theory - 10-09-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,378
Posted By retinax
False premise - a 35 for aps-c is not a wide,...

False premise - a 35 for aps-c is not a wide, it's a normal.
Forum: Travel 10-07-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 959
Posted By retinax
Have you posted these before? Look familiar...

Have you posted these before? Look familiar somehow.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-07-2019
Replies: 1,635
Views: 88,958
Posted By retinax
Sorry to rain on your parade but this cliché must...

Sorry to rain on your parade but this cliché must die. Mandarin speakers usually have no problems distinguishing r and l in English, Japanese speakers and AFAIK speakers of some Chinese dialects may,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-06-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,101
Posted By retinax
This is dangerous advice. Fixing time should be...

This is dangerous advice. Fixing time should be at least twice the clearing time. Clearing time needs to be measured as comparison, not just eyeballed, how to: see here:...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-06-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,417
Posted By retinax
How is an old car...no auto transmission...not a...

How is an old car...no auto transmission...not a "motorcycle?"
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