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Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 678
Posted By Takkun
Update: 2 Ms + 4 lenses, Bronica w/ WLF, lens and...

Update: 2 Ms + 4 lenses, Bronica w/ WLF, lens and back, meter, and a handful of film packed in just fine. Accessing it all is a different story, but that'll get me on the flight. Thinking I'll just...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 1,423
Posted By Takkun
Huss— Very curious indeed, but thankfully there...

Huss—
Very curious indeed, but thankfully there doesn't seem much evidence the carry-on scanners do much damage.

That does remind me of my own story. I do a little bit of target shooting at an...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 678
Posted By Takkun
That's my thought, too. Already committed to...

That's my thought, too. Already committed to taking the digital RF; there's no 'official' photographer at the wedding and would like to get some photos for them, plus I figure I should actually get...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 1 Week Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 612
Posted By Takkun
Well, I paid a lot less than that for my 262, so...

Well, I paid a lot less than that for my 262, so that's my real-world answer.

But within the constraints of your question...tough. The Monochrom's don't interest me; I shoot digital for color, or...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 1 Week Ago
Replies: 94
Views: 3,313
Posted By Takkun
APUG is still around, but can’t speak to those...

APUG is still around, but can’t speak to those kinds of threads. Used to lurk there a lot when I was first starting out and archived threads are still my go-to for tech problems.

And I wanted to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 1,423
Posted By Takkun
I assume within reason. Obviously I don't think...

I assume within reason. Obviously I don't think they'd be too happy with you asking to hand-inspect all your luggage. But they do have explosives-detection devices for all sorts of non-x-ray-able...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 1 Week Ago
Replies: 94
Views: 3,313
Posted By Takkun
On equipment: well, sometimes its easy to find,...

On equipment: well, sometimes its easy to find, sometimes not. There's countless 'dead' systems out there, at all number of price points. Heck, the shipping price for my GX680 was almost as much as...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 1 Week Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 904
Posted By Takkun
Phil, interdisciplinary learning can't be...

Phil,
interdisciplinary learning can't be understated in the arts. Wish I'd known that first time around.

After 5 years of architecture school, I often joke, semi-seriously, that I only learned two...
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 1 Week Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,245
Posted By Takkun
I'm so torn on this, too. I have a (or several,...

I'm so torn on this, too. I have a (or several, if very old) digital camera, and that's what I go to for what little personal color work I shoot; but there's nothing like rich transparencies in...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 1 Week Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 904
Posted By Takkun
Great question, and great inspiration. Goldin...

Great question, and great inspiration. Goldin isn't one of my favorites, but I appreciate her strong sense of style and intimacy with subjects. And it's mostly been covered how to get there: know...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 678
Posted By Takkun
Thanks Tim. I totally agree—got paid gigs this...

Thanks Tim. I totally agree—got paid gigs this week for a friend modeling jewelery, and I know she’s a fan of my BW work, so I’m definitely bringing film for that shoot, once the “work” part is done....
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 1 Week Ago
Replies: 157
Views: 21,096
Posted By Takkun
oh boy. I just started a thread re:travel and...

oh boy. I just started a thread re:travel and packing. GA for 10 days, considering either a full MF kit or M5 + M262.

My 'specifically for photography' trips have been almost exclusively local, in...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 9,046
Views: 888,862
Posted By Takkun
Sold some work and have some paid shoots coming...

Sold some work and have some paid shoots coming up, so I sprung for a 90 Summarit off KEH; waiting for it tomorrow to see how I like it/what a 'BGN' grade lens looks like.

Ironically, I'll be less...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 678
Posted By Takkun
Should I bother flying with MF SLR kit?

Hey all,
Right on the heels of my last trip, I'm flying out again Saturday—making up for not really leaving the state in the last 5 or so years.

This time, I'm out to Atlanta and Savannah for 10...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 1,423
Posted By Takkun
Time before last I flew, I ended up buying my...

Time before last I flew, I ended up buying my film at Calumet (remember them?) mostly because I forgot to pack much, and packed it USPS back just fine. I’ve heard rumors of postal service...
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 1 Week Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,245
Posted By Takkun
I don’t really mourn film losses; not for lack of...

I don’t really mourn film losses; not for lack of want, but just to keep my sanity.

I’d also say ditto to all forms of Neopan, along with APX. My PJ professor in undergrad was old school and pushed...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-17-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 380
Posted By Takkun
My Bronica SQ with SQ-i back goes down to ISO 25,...

My Bronica SQ with SQ-i back goes down to ISO 25, with -2 stops exposure compensation on the back, plus an additional -2 stops on the SQ-i prism. However, for whatever reason, the exposure starts...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-17-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,204
Posted By Takkun
Can I plug Robi's in Lakewood? Used to work there...

Can I plug Robi's in Lakewood? Used to work there a decade and change ago. Can't vouch for what they've got since I haven't been in much since. Honestly wasn't even sure they were still around until...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-17-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,204
Posted By Takkun
Ditto. In college, I bought a refurb iMac (still...

Ditto. In college, I bought a refurb iMac (still going strong, several RAM and SSD upgrades later) and haven't bought new-in-box electronics since, save for a pair of earbuds.
I'm in complete...
Forum: Lomography 09-15-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,316
Posted By Takkun
Not to be picayunish (but I am!), I think a lot...

Not to be picayunish (but I am!), I think a lot of these cited examples had far too much variation really to be considered the same product. Today's Mustang or 911 shares the same marque as one from...
Forum: Lomography 09-14-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,316
Posted By Takkun
Not quite up there, but I was amazed when I found...

Not quite up there, but I was amazed when I found out the Nikon F3 went from 1980 to around 2002, or so says Wikipedia.

The Cosina-made FM10 even has that beat, at 24 years. Still sold (at over...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-08-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,671
Posted By Takkun
Wow, $500 dollars would buy a lot of T-slot...

Wow, $500 dollars would buy a lot of T-slot extrusions. That's pricey for what you get.

one of these days I'll show my rig, but it's all made from leftover foam core and matte board from framing....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-05-2019
Replies: 107
Views: 13,378
Posted By Takkun
I have a love/hate relationship with HP5...

I have a love/hate relationship with HP5 regarding skin tone. I love it in a soft overcast or window light and tones places higher in the scale. Really not a fan of it pushed, in extremely low light,...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-04-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,641
Posted By Takkun
Though I've never actually had the opportunity to...

Though I've never actually had the opportunity to see one up close in the flesh (unless you count an OM2000 at Goodwill), I've always deeply appreciated the design and attention to detail of the OM...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 09-04-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 890
Posted By Takkun
Huss, to paraphrase what I’ve said before, you’re...

Huss, to paraphrase what I’ve said before, you’re nuts and I love it. Can’t wait to see what comes of it.

Jeremy-I’ll let Huss correct me if I’m wrong, but these are sequential cameras that take a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-02-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 523
Posted By Takkun
Surveillance culture, an article in The Atlantic

https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2019/08/unsettling-rise-urban-narc-app/597088/

The article is not directly related to photography, but touches on the rise of online shaming and...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 09-01-2019
Replies: 1
Views: 255
Posted By Takkun
“Cars and Dogs” at Black Box, Portland, Ore.

I don’t often think to plug my own work on here, but this is for my brother, who took up photography again in the last couple months and is doing some amazing stuff. I encouraged him to submit work...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-01-2019
Replies: 64
Views: 1,806
Posted By Takkun
I won’t comment on the digital/film debate other...

I won’t comment on the digital/film debate other thanks to data recovery, I’ve yet to lose a single photo.

It is an amazing time to live in photographically. For me, that means affordable and light...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-31-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 666
Posted By Takkun
A few more...

A few more images:
https://i.imgur.com/x7pbA9k.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/gk1sAo6.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/wGqXb76.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/XITJtzR.jpg

Still getting the hang of things. A couple times...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-31-2019
Replies: 107
Views: 4,641
Posted By Takkun
I'm very sorry for those that rely on this...

I'm very sorry for those that rely on this developer and its ability to last forever. I switched to it during grad school when I wasn't shooting much at all and doing all-day development sessions...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-30-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 1,941
Posted By Takkun
As someone squarely in the 'millennial'...

As someone squarely in the 'millennial' demographic, I grew up just on the cusp of 'modern' digital technology. Just barely pre-broadband, smartphones, social media, etc. Same with digital...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-28-2019
Replies: 2,726
Views: 801,188
Posted By Takkun
Akiva—I’m amazed someone would just bin a Contax...

Akiva—I’m amazed someone would just bin a Contax set. Do people not know how coveted those are on eBay? The resell value might be a fraction of original price, but definitely worth trying to get...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 08-27-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,711
Posted By Takkun
Interesting range of opinions here. I’m on the...

Interesting range of opinions here. I’m on the “pro-LF” side of things- once you’ve tried it, it’s easy to get hooked on the tonality of those big negs and low DOF. But for your purposes, Ie just...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-25-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 2,108
Posted By Takkun
I'm okay with that. I come here to talk shop, I...

I'm okay with that. I come here to talk shop, I share my images and view them elsewhere.

But I do get what Ko's getting at. Sometimes I see contemporary photography in galleries and museums and...I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-23-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,423
Posted By Takkun
I'm quite a bit younger than you, but my cohort...

I'm quite a bit younger than you, but my cohort in journalism school was one of the last to still be taught on film. I had a very old-school professor that insisted we shoot nothing but HP5/TX, learn...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 08-22-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 518
Posted By Takkun
Panda Lab up here in Seattle. They do RC and FB...

Panda Lab up here in Seattle. They do RC and FB up to 16x24” and prices are reasonable. I’m a scan/digital post/output person so I only have done their inkjet work (and can vouch they’re very good),...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 08-22-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 650
Posted By Takkun
Depends on what you're looking to use it for. A...

Depends on what you're looking to use it for. A regularly updated feed? A portfolio page? Textual musings on photography?

I personally have been using Tumblr for the past decade, though...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-20-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 822
Posted By Takkun
I’m with you and Mr. Hirsch, Bill. I have no...

I’m with you and Mr. Hirsch, Bill. I have no trouble switching between Auto SLRs and RFs, and 35 and larger formats with wildly differing controls. But it’s the different iterations, especially among...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-20-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,636
Posted By Takkun
One of my favorite finds when I worked at a...

One of my favorite finds when I worked at a dealer and got first pick on trade ins before we sent it to KEH was an Elan 7n and 28-105USM II. Loved that camera, and one of the better kit zooms I’ve...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-20-2019
Replies: 103
Views: 2,909
Posted By Takkun
Oh for sure. My original Vulcanite crumbled...

Oh for sure. My original Vulcanite crumbled within a day of getting my hands on it. I stick the tape on the baseplate--should have mentioned that.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-20-2019
Replies: 60
Views: 2,643
Posted By Takkun
Thanks for sharing that link. Lovely work, and an...

Thanks for sharing that link. Lovely work, and an astute observation from the artist that is substantially different than the 'film is more real than digital' trope. I don't do a lot of portraiture,...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-20-2019
Replies: 60
Views: 2,643
Posted By Takkun
It was a bit strange. I'm used to people asking...

It was a bit strange. I'm used to people asking about the Bronica or expressing interest in taking up film, but this was truly bizarre.

He: "Is that, like...a camera or something?"
Me: "Yeah, its...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-20-2019
Replies: 103
Views: 2,909
Posted By Takkun
Took me a second to realize you meant with a...

Took me a second to realize you meant with a phone, or at least a different camera. Very confused how that would help.

Another masking tape user, which horrified another Leica owner I met who...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-19-2019
Replies: 546
Views: 68,263
Posted By Takkun
https://i.imgur.com/hIXymQo.jpg portrait of a...

https://i.imgur.com/hIXymQo.jpg

portrait of a former coworker and fantasy novelist. been traveling around the state all summer in various art shows and been a crowd favorite.

shot in an alley with...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-19-2019
Replies: 60
Views: 2,643
Posted By Takkun
When I'd carry around an X100, got a lot of...

When I'd carry around an X100, got a lot of people asking if it was a Leica, and a couple older guys thinking it was a Yashica/Canon/etc compact RF.

Carrying the Leica? Everyone thinks its a Fuji....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-19-2019
Replies: 81
Views: 3,914
Posted By Takkun
Oh boy. You all make me feel better about what...

Oh boy. You all make me feel better about what I've got.

2x 100' rolls Delta 100
2x 100' rolls TMY400
4x each of HP5 and FP4 36 exp/35mm, which I stopped shooting in favor of tabular films in 35
a...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-19-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 855
Posted By Takkun
https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/6910...

https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/69106389_2451077525173890_1738520624466231296_o.jpg?_nc_cat=101&_nc_oc=AQnG8sdfqL-f5ZvInKR-t4u92dF6zR4g0_yQalSQh0tJ6qrAkViJYZLqV3Q9kjUbJEk&_nc_ht=scontent...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-19-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 504
Posted By Takkun
Nothing to lose, right? Though I might guess...

Nothing to lose, right? Though I might guess mold, only because the original lab scans were clean. As someone mentioned earlier, the dark spots are less density. Baffling. Does mold eat silver?

If...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-19-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 504
Posted By Takkun
I've developed all my own BW film to archival...

I've developed all my own BW film to archival standards recommended by manufacturers (throwaway/test rolls notwithstanding) since college, when I was doing a mix of sending things out and developing...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-19-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 504
Posted By Takkun
Negatives degrading after 10 years, or, what the heck are these spots

https://i.imgur.com/mYM3wWp.jpg

As I've been doing for a while, going through and scanning a lot of work that hasn't ever seen the light of day. I've got another piece in an upcoming show that I...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-15-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,140
Posted By Takkun
I suppose one could pretty easily determine if...

I suppose one could pretty easily determine if it's re-calibrated just by checking against a known-good meter or other camera with a gray (or any other color) card. If I'm remembering correctly (and...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-15-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,140
Posted By Takkun
I'd also recommend springing for Silver Oxide...

I'd also recommend springing for Silver Oxide rather than the alkaline equivalent (PX625a), which have a poor discharge curve, the original reason behind mercury batteries in light meters. However,...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-11-2019
Replies: 215
Views: 33,664
Posted By Takkun
https://i.imgur.com/Nx8G312.jpg Naches, Wash. I...

https://i.imgur.com/Nx8G312.jpg

Naches, Wash. I was getting poured on.
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 08-11-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 2,117
Posted By Takkun
https://i.imgur.com/7Fs1WDl.jpg Mayflower Park...

https://i.imgur.com/7Fs1WDl.jpg
Mayflower Park Hotel, downtown Seattle, 2009.

Delta 3200, Bessa R3a. the grainy/high-contrast look isn't my favorite, but I've always had a soft spot for this shot.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-11-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1,118
Posted By Takkun
Like some others, I won't say what I 'd do...

Like some others, I won't say what I 'd do hypothetically but what I did actually do: I got the M262.

I'd been eyeing the M9 for FF, (count me in the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-11-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 666
Posted By Takkun
Now’s not a bad time to pick one up. Especially...

Now’s not a bad time to pick one up. Especially if you can find one shipped economy, since they’re seemingly a dime a dozen in Japan. Its a bit dangerous browsing on eBay as cameras I lusted over as...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-09-2019
Replies: 67
Views: 6,984
Posted By Takkun
I'm in the "with filter" camp for street/outdoors...

I'm in the "with filter" camp for street/outdoors as well. This is Seattle, our skies are pretty gray most of the time. Without a filter, buildings sort of blend into the sky, and there's not much...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-09-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 666
Posted By Takkun
Bit of GAS with Mt. Fuji, the GX680

The last couple years, now that I've thankfully returned to photography, have seen a bit of reorganization of my equipment. Selling/trading off most of my small format SLR gear, winnowing my RF kit,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-09-2019
Replies: 137
Views: 5,030
Posted By Takkun
I'm with both of you. A watch is a lot more...

I'm with both of you. A watch is a lot more functional than a smart device for me. It's just there. It doesn't need batteries, or a charger. I've got enough gadgets to keep track of. Now even on my...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-07-2019
Replies: 137
Views: 5,030
Posted By Takkun
I'm not as much as a watch guy as I wish I was,...

I'm not as much as a watch guy as I wish I was, and admit that most diver watches look pretty similar to me from distance, but I can appreciate the nuances. Not my style, though.

But on that note,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-18-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 530
Posted By Takkun
Don’t own a MF RF, but I’ve epoxied the finder of...

Don’t own a MF RF, but I’ve epoxied the finder of my Bronica back together and re-lubed the shutter of my grandfathers Mamiya TLR, and so I’ve been shooting 6x6 almost exclusively. Lots more film to...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-17-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 1,762
Posted By Takkun
I won't make any camera recommendations, since,...

I won't make any camera recommendations, since, well, I have too many.

But I did want to share sympathy--I don't drive, period. Never have. Also used to shoot with a beast camera--Nikon D3 (and at...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 07-12-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 422
Posted By Takkun
Thanks for the reply! I should clarify this...

Thanks for the reply!

I should clarify this isn't a digital paper, but a Fuji RA-4 chemistry paper. I posted in the Digital section because it was a C-print from a digital file done by a lab. Maybe...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 07-10-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 1,202
Posted By Takkun
I haven’t, and am on the fence about them. Most...

I haven’t, and am on the fence about them. Most I’ve seen in person are generally overcooked HDR images of exceptionally mundane subjects so that’s what I tend to associate metal prints with. I did...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 07-10-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 422
Posted By Takkun
Getting the most from Fuji Deep-Matte Velvet paper

Not sure if I should put this in the analog or digital subforum--it's RA-4 paper, but printed on LightJet from a digital file. Mods, please move if necessary!

For the past while I've been having my...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-02-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 551
Posted By Takkun
I had this happen to a 5-pack of Ektar that I...

I had this happen to a 5-pack of Ektar that I took my sweet time developing (about 3 years, cool and dark, but not cold storage). Had it developed by Adrian at Simple Film services, and he said he’d...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-19-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,699
Posted By Takkun
I'm into it. I don't need it, but hey, its...

I'm into it. I don't need it, but hey, its another way to develop. I tend to do runs in batches of two rolls apiece so I'll stick with my Jobo 1502 tank.

I don't remember when I first came across...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-13-2019
Replies: 137
Views: 11,832
Posted By Takkun
Oh boy. I have a ton of grad I’ve accumulated...

Oh boy. I have a ton of grad I’ve accumulated over the years, a lot of if from family and friends getting rid of stuff.

Back in college studying photojournalism, I was big into primes, to the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-11-2019
Replies: 108
Views: 3,006
Posted By Takkun
Wow, this blew up overnight! To those of you...

Wow, this blew up overnight! To those of you wondering how much brainpower was wasted over contemplating the issue on my part: not much at all; I really don't care all that much. Just thought it was...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-10-2019
Replies: 108
Views: 3,006
Posted By Takkun
Unpopular opinion: “stealth” tape on cameras

I was down in Portland for a gallery reception this weekend, and while I didn’t get a lot of shooting in, I did meet a lot of artists and photographers and had some valuable conversations.

One such...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-10-2019
Replies: 70
Views: 4,447
Posted By Takkun
I’m all in. If it’s a slight reformulation, I...

I’m all in. If it’s a slight reformulation, I probably won’t mind—I never really saw much difference in all the permutations of RVP over the years.

Maybe I missed it in the articles, but I hope 120...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-04-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 2,144
Posted By Takkun
I learned on film, several times over, and never...

I learned on film, several times over, and never got on with shooting based on histogram. It seems like a sound technique and far easier to do these days with live previews and the like, rather than...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-02-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 491
Posted By Takkun
I didn't for a long time; I definitely regret it,...

I didn't for a long time; I definitely regret it, as after a while, my old bag seemed to lose its shape and lenses would slip under the dividers and bang up against each other. I have a few minute...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-31-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 2,555
Posted By Takkun
Put a D850 through a few tests, and wanted to try...

Put a D850 through a few tests, and wanted to try out a wide-angle; borrowed a bog standard 18-55 from a relative. Didn't really remember that a DX lens is going to be cropped anyway, but used it to...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-30-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 1,271
Posted By Takkun
Interested in trying it. Ive mostly stuck with...

Interested in trying it. Ive mostly stuck with TMY and Acros the last decade but have been trying out new films now that I have more time, and more than one working film camera, to shoot.

I gotta...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-29-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 670
Posted By Takkun
Congrats on the purchase! I’m with others in...

Congrats on the purchase! I’m with others in keeping it.

About 8 years ago I got my M5 with a similar pair of specs in the VF. I bought it from eBay but the seller recognized my username from here,...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-29-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 334
Posted By Takkun
Long ago, I had one of the first BlackRapid...

Long ago, I had one of the first BlackRapid straps—back when they were made in Ron Henry's garage in Bothell—and it was a bulky pain, but great concept. glad to see they've been a hit and really...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-28-2019
Replies: 82
Views: 3,498
Posted By Takkun
Ha, well at least he goes with manual...

Ha, well at least he goes with manual focus!

Seriously though, his photographic work is interesting and I'm excited to see more. I've always been intrigued by musicians and actors that lead double...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-27-2019
Replies: 86
Views: 2,941
Posted By Takkun
https://i.imgur.com/8TgBPZJ.jpg The newly...

https://i.imgur.com/8TgBPZJ.jpg

The newly remodeled Space Needle, whose design authorship is actually disputed. One of the consulting firms, John Graham Jr., went on to build many other...
Forum: Optics Theory - 05-27-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 516
Posted By Takkun
I think I'm reading it as he has a 90mm on a 4x5...

I think I'm reading it as he has a 90mm on a 4x5 with a 6x7cm back, and wants to know the equivalent on 135. So in reality he's asking what the equivalent of a 90 on 6x7 is, really, no need to even...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-27-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 434
Posted By Takkun
Well, I give them credit; I was filming up at the...

Well, I give them credit; I was filming up at the Evergreen Speedway and that was harrowing enough for me, and those guys were driving BMW 2002s..

Looking at the photos DanskDynamit provided, it...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-26-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 534
Posted By Takkun
Retina— Lens looks clean (almost like new) and...

Retina—
Lens looks clean (almost like new) and finder image looks okay, but I see what you mean on the farmers market photos. I’m guessing that was caused by two outside factors—it was pouring on and...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-26-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 534
Posted By Takkun
Larry— Thanks for reading through, and the...

Larry—
Thanks for reading through, and the recommendation for repair is much appreciated. I’ll give them a message after the long weekend. You’re right, rarely is repair the most economical option,...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-25-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 534
Posted By Takkun
Revisiting the Contax RTS I

I saw a few recent threads here on the old Yashica/Kyocera Contax series bodies, and thought I'd post about mine, a first-generation RTS, that I dug out recently. It's a lovely camera, but needs some...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-25-2019
Replies: 1,741
Views: 324,679
Posted By Takkun
Dug out my father's old Contax RTS I (will write...

Dug out my father's old Contax RTS I (will write up about it soon!), needs a lot of work but hey, still takes pictures!

https://i.imgur.com/rlSUATY.jpg

Columbia City Farmers Market, Seattle
Contax...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-19-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1,451
Posted By Takkun
If I’m remembering my undergrad journalism law...

If I’m remembering my undergrad journalism law class correctly, there’s not much you can do about it at a private event. Still a pain. Even more so Tim’s experience with licensing hassles. I’d guess...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 05-18-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 313
Posted By Takkun
Shipping large pieces for exhibition

Greetings all,
since having a little more time to myself I've gotten back into the art world and have some work up in a few shows this and next month. Had three out of town, where the work was due...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-18-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,710
Posted By Takkun
I've softened my stance a bit on this. My mother...

I've softened my stance a bit on this. My mother was a landscape painter and illustrator, and used to abhor non-representational art—felt it wasn't fair a few splats or squares on giant canvases were...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-18-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,710
Posted By Takkun
I've definitely noticed this, not universally,...

I've definitely noticed this, not universally, but pervasively. Whenever I have a problem developing I get a-googlin' before posting a new discussion, and there's inevitably someone on a technical...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-17-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 626
Posted By Takkun
I'm with you. I definitely love seeing work...

I'm with you. I definitely love seeing work printed wet or inkjet on a fine FB paper (just picked up some prints from a fantastic printer for exhibition), but I don't see the fuss over onscreen...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-16-2019
Replies: 709
Views: 80,430
Posted By Takkun
Always fun to share photos from this lovely...

Always fun to share photos from this lovely camera. I just need to do a better job cleaning negs before scanning...

https://i.imgur.com/dWdGCZI.jpg
Biogon 35/2, [email protected],...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-16-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 847
Posted By Takkun
Erik's guess seems reasonable. The hard edge on...

Erik's guess seems reasonable. The hard edge on one side suggests its through an opening in the body, shaded off by something blocking its path. Different positions means its likely not the shutter.;...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-15-2019
Replies: 123
Views: 3,219
Posted By Takkun
Phil, I am slightly inclined to agree with you,...

Phil, I am slightly inclined to agree with you, but I also have to wonder how many of those are there because of the shoddy workmanship (and indeed, I've rarely found any camera gear at Goodwill that...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-15-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 525
Posted By Takkun
I felt like I was having deja vu recommending the...

I felt like I was having deja vu recommending the BYOB again, but I saw your reply and re-read the original post. Didn't realize he meant backpacking = touring, not backcountry hiking.

I'd also...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-15-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,248
Posted By Takkun
I really appreciate that compliment more than I...

I really appreciate that compliment more than I can really relate in a forum post...After another long break from even touching a camera (for numerous reasons), got back into it last fall and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-15-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,248
Posted By Takkun
I think after a handful of cynical threads begun...

I think after a handful of cynical threads begun by a certain Airplane! character, your comments were taken as hostile, but I totally get what you're saying. In the end, its a hobby for 99% of us and...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 05-15-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 779
Posted By Takkun
I can sympathize. My digital Ms have been far...

I can sympathize. My digital Ms have been far brighter and crisper than my M5 (though less so when I wrenched the eyepiece off and gave it a good cleaning!) but I prefer the Bessa R3 1.0x finder to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-15-2019
Replies: 123
Views: 3,219
Posted By Takkun
I'd mostly agree with this; for the consumers,...

I'd mostly agree with this; for the consumers, not much has changed, even compact RFs gave way to bridge cameras, which gave way to cheap DSLRs, which gave way to entry-level mirrorless. (which, if I...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 05-14-2019
Replies: 82
Views: 13,551
Posted By Takkun
As always, I love when old interesting threads...

As always, I love when old interesting threads get resurrected.

I'd vote for the R3, for the 1.0x finder. I much prefer it to the 0.68s in the digital Ms, and seems brighter than my M5. I'd think...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-13-2019
Replies: 54
Views: 4,096
Posted By Takkun
Something very reminiscent of the old Topcor...

Something very reminiscent of the old Topcor lenses, which we know Mr. Kobayashi is a big fan of. Beautiful.

I like to think of myself as more of an 85/90 fan, but I could see myself using this a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-13-2019
Replies: 240
Views: 7,185
Posted By Takkun
Honestly, I stopped using it several years ago...

Honestly, I stopped using it several years ago and allowed my membership to lapse. The biggest thing was the 'infinite scroll' feature breaking, where pages seemed to stop corresponding to any...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-10-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 718
Posted By Takkun
Another vote for the Tenba BYOB. The solution I...

Another vote for the Tenba BYOB. The solution I needed for basically the same situation. Lowepro's combo camera bag/hiking pack was tempting, but I already have a Lowe Alpine bag and really didn't...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-10-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 1,119
Posted By Takkun
Bill Pierce started a thread a little while ago...

Bill Pierce started a thread a little while ago about the utility/value of faster vs slower lenses and that got me thinking about this; I owned the slightly earlier non-D version of the 50/1.8 and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-10-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 1,119
Posted By Takkun
While I'd now disagree (prices notwithstanding!),...

While I'd now disagree (prices notwithstanding!), I completely respect your opinion.

I switched over from Nikon the the M8 a while back and would agree it's a bit of an ergonomic nightmare and not a...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-09-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 3,793
Posted By Takkun
I'm in the "by hand" camp; using a JOBO tank....

I'm in the "by hand" camp; using a JOBO tank. Used to have a Paterson knockoff whose seals started to go and make a mess. I prefer the Paterson reels for 35mm though.

Undergrad and grad school...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-09-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 1,119
Posted By Takkun
Been a couple. For RFs, I've been mostly lucky....

Been a couple. For RFs, I've been mostly lucky. The two I don't care for as much as I thought are the thin Tele-Elmarit and 135 Elmarit-M. Got both for very low prices from Japanese sellers. The...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-09-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 450
Posted By Takkun
Thanks for the responses. I’ll shoot Mirko and...

Thanks for the responses. I’ll shoot Mirko and Freestyle an email. I guess that was he obvious answer! I was just a little surprised to see 100 footers out of stock basically everywhere.

Does...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-08-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 450
Posted By Takkun
ADOX no longer doing bulk film?

Last summer while my M8 was off floating around in Europe getting repaired, I got back into film, and good ol' Freestyle pulled through with some cheap bulk rolls.

Like many here, I lamented the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-07-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,248
Posted By Takkun
It was, to a degree. Mostly the lab prints were...

It was, to a degree. Mostly the lab prints were tossed, and a good handful of whole rolls. Really relieved my mental clutter in a way. It could have taken a lot less time without the emotional...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-07-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 703
Posted By Takkun
Found (20 years ago): A Canonet GIII that was...

Found (20 years ago):
A Canonet GIII that was still in the case with papers; clearly hadn't been touched since the 70s. Found at a favorite antique store around 2000. I was a middle schooler...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-06-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,407
Posted By Takkun
Printing on my own, I've never gotten results I...

Printing on my own, I've never gotten results I even remotely liked, and wasted a lot of paper in the process.

I am lucky to have a local lab that still does C-prints or various equivalents from...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-06-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,248
Posted By Takkun
Letting go (of past work)

Oof.
I just got back from my mother's place, where I just spent 8 hours going through what appeared to be every photo I took between 1999 and 2010 or so. Filled several garbage bags with prints,...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-06-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 2,978
Posted By Takkun
That's an apt way to verbalize the aversion i've...

That's an apt way to verbalize the aversion i've had to his site and reviews. Its seems too much like those hyped Youtube videos— you know the type that always start off with 5 minutes of 'hey guys,...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-05-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 2,978
Posted By Takkun
Yeah, that’s what I meant; initially assumed...

Yeah, that’s what I meant; initially assumed otherwise, and clearly Mr. Huff did too. Which makes the linked review even more baffling.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-05-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 2,978
Posted By Takkun
I’m in agreement—stronger on the first point,...

I’m in agreement—stronger on the first point, less so on the second.

I’m not seeing anything in these photos that can really give me a conclusion on this lens. Can’t really tell sharpness or much...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-02-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 717
Posted By Takkun
I sold off/traded most of my Nikon and other 35mm...

I sold off/traded most of my Nikon and other 35mm SLR gear long ago, but I'm really glad I kept the F6 and a couple of AI-s primes. For all else, borrow from my Nikon-shooting friends and...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-30-2019
Replies: 301
Views: 44,684
Posted By Takkun
https://i.imgur.com/au9NGca.jpg Not the most...

https://i.imgur.com/au9NGca.jpg

Not the most visually interesting image of graffiti, but seems apropos: this was at the old Waltham Polaroid plant ca. 2009. Nikon D3/Tamron 17-35.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-30-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,209
Posted By Takkun
Absolutely beautiful photos. I've considered one,...

Absolutely beautiful photos. I've considered one, but I don't need a third 35, let alone one that likely won't mount safely on any of my bodies!

And that second to last shot—Astoria-Megler bridge,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-30-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 944
Posted By Takkun
Huss, you're a character, and one of my favorite...

Huss, you're a character, and one of my favorite contributors here. In my head for whatever reason, I picture you as voice actor Toby Huss and read your posts in the voice of Cotton from King of the...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-30-2019
Replies: 77
Views: 2,166
Posted By Takkun
Keith, I wholeheartedly agree. I used to work at...

Keith, I wholeheartedly agree. I used to work at a camera dealer when the current crop of cameras was always 'good enough,' but we all waited for the latest to come out—for full frame, better low...
Forum: Travel 04-30-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,256
Posted By Takkun
It's interesting how often I see comments...

It's interesting how often I see comments suggesting to shoot with one's phone or iPad on personal trips, and that's the sort of comment that makes myself rethink things.

There's a lot of merit to...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-30-2019
Replies: 77
Views: 2,166
Posted By Takkun
I really don't care for limited-edition anything...

I really don't care for limited-edition anything for the preciousness of it all. Hell, I don't really like buying anything brand new for fear of that first scratch. I want to use whatever I own, and...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-30-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 875
Posted By Takkun
Agreed, but you'd be surprised, based on...

Agreed, but you'd be surprised, based on anecdotal stories I've heard. Most of the horror stories involve disassembling cameras with integral lenses, but I've heard of botched lenses, as simple as...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 04-24-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,511
Posted By Takkun
Bill, as always I appreciate your thoughtful...

Bill, as always I appreciate your thoughtful topic starters, even if I don't often contribute.

It's been a while since i worked on the retail side of things, but back when the D300 and EOS 5D had...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-24-2019
Replies: 81
Views: 3,914
Posted By Takkun
Just out of curiosity, why so much stockpiled,...

Just out of curiosity, why so much stockpiled, aside from what's discontinued? Just bulk discounts?

For myself:
1x 100' roll each of Delta 100, Tmax 400, Silvermax
a few five-packs each of of HP5...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 04-22-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,554
Posted By Takkun
Teemō— I dug out my Ultron as I’m planning to...

Teemō—
I dug out my Ultron as I’m planning to take it to a local repairer this week and get to the bottom of whatever’s ailing it. They did a number on my M5 but had good luck with vintage lenses so...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-21-2019
Replies: 96
Views: 4,733
Posted By Takkun
Still a fan of the 50, if I had to pick one lens...

Still a fan of the 50, if I had to pick one lens on one camera. Cut my teeth on a Nikon FTn and the lovely Nikkor-S 50/1.4, and shot with just a plain standard 50 for a long time. (I need to have it...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-21-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 1,236
Posted By Takkun
That’s wonderful news. A buddy and I were talking...

That’s wonderful news. A buddy and I were talking about the latest crop of MF mirrorless cameras (I love that the sales copy for the Fuji GFX describes it as great for snapshots or something to that...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 04-19-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 881
Posted By Takkun
Ha, its a lot to unpack from such a succinct...

Ha, its a lot to unpack from such a succinct series. But I mostly agree; puts to rest a lot of the FF vs crop technical arguments.
It's been interesting over the years watching APS-C DSLRs go...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 04-19-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,554
Posted By Takkun
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47677803061_bf...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47677803061_bf3a2fd528_b.jpg

Not my image, but I don't think a chrome lens on black body looks bad at all. Honestly, if anything, i think it makes it look more...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-17-2019
Replies: 176
Views: 19,769
Posted By Takkun
Oh man. I've been shopping there for a long time,...

Oh man. I've been shopping there for a long time, since 2001 or so. I ended up working at a different shop, and everyone I worked with is now at Glazer's, so its nice to see them all again. I take it...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-17-2019
Replies: 176
Views: 19,769
Posted By Takkun
I sometimes love the resurrection of old threads...

I sometimes love the resurrection of old threads like this..

My film buying isn't online dependent, but am a big fan of Freestyle as I bulk load.

I don't shoot much color at all, but it's rare I...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 04-17-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 1,054
Posted By Takkun
Re: dentists...I always associated them with...

Re: dentists...I always associated them with titanium bicycles. I've never known a Serotta rider that wasn't a dentist. A little while back I stopped in my neighborhood bike co-op that must have had...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 04-16-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 1,054
Posted By Takkun
An ocho! That was my brother's nickname for our...

An ocho! That was my brother's nickname for our family Aussie (still adventurous as ever at 16) of long-forgotten origin, that's come to mean any specimen of the breed for us.

As for the camera: I...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 04-15-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 1,054
Posted By Takkun
Something about Leica owners photographing cats..

From the 'M10 has destroyed the used M10 market' thread:
"And great news for the rest of 'us' once they realize they can't tell any difference in their cat pics and have become bored"

As someone...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-15-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 6,966
Posted By Takkun
Eh, I'm not buying the theory that they're...

Eh, I'm not buying the theory that they're winding down, or have winded down production. I just checked out their ishootfujifilm site, and between that and the photokina booth, why would they spend...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-12-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,856
Posted By Takkun
That’s certainly true, and there’s the other...

That’s certainly true, and there’s the other thread going on about Kodak’s financial health. Film is downsizing but it’s not disappearing, thankfully.
We are lucky here in Seattle to have a few pro...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-12-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,856
Posted By Takkun
1. Yep. MP and M-A. former's been out for a while...

1. Yep. MP and M-A. former's been out for a while now, latter is relatively new.

2. When I said "blew everyone away" I suppose I meant as a camera it came as a surprise to the industry, rather than...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-12-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,856
Posted By Takkun
Waiting on this too. I was glad to hear Leica...

Waiting on this too. I was glad to hear Leica coming out with new film bodies (though I couldn’t hope to afford one for what they are), happy to hear reports that the F6 is still sporadically...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-11-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,706
Posted By Takkun
Wow, that's a phenomenal deal. The 262's I'm...

Wow, that's a phenomenal deal. The 262's I'm seeing are going for waaaay more than the 240s, likely because they're newer. Still surprised the M9s I'm seeing with known new sensors are almost exactly...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-11-2019
Replies: 264
Views: 20,011
Posted By Takkun
First time I've stopped by in a long while, and...

First time I've stopped by in a long while, and very sad to hear this. He was a valuable, reasoned voice on this forum and a wealth of knowledge. Not the same without him and Tom.

I joined this...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-10-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,706
Posted By Takkun
Thanks for the responses everyone. Good things to...

Thanks for the responses everyone. Good things to think about. Didn't realize how big a jump the M9 to M240 was; when it came out, I was still fussing over the dreaded "DRIVE BLOCK" error.

I'm not a...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-10-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 474
Posted By Takkun
If those channels won't work, I'd be happy to...

If those channels won't work, I'd be happy to order and forward them to you if needed.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-10-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,706
Posted By Takkun
Thinking about upgrading my M8...Thoughts in 2019?

(mods: feel free to move to a different sub-board if need be)

Greetings all,
After another absence, I'm back, finally completing graduate school and with time to shoot for leisure again. Happy to...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 04-10-2019
Replies: 56
Views: 6,828
Posted By Takkun
Thought I'd chime in too, since I also...

Thought I'd chime in too, since I also specifically bought an X100 years ago as a daily carry. There's a lot of great P&S/Mirrorless cameras out there, but I still think they knocked it out of the...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-07-2018
Replies: 52
Views: 3,051
Posted By Takkun
I'm in agreement (and also someone with a...

I'm in agreement (and also someone with a photography degree who's clueless about what's out there). I like having the basics—buttons and dials for my essential functions like exposure/ISO, focus,...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-04-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 554
Posted By Takkun
Glad the problem was answered, but nobody...

Glad the problem was answered, but nobody answered the difference (which is admittedly minimal): AI was original auto-indexing coupling from the days of manual-only and shutter-priority cameras. AI-s...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-04-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 674
Posted By Takkun
I'll be down your way for a bicycle race this...

I'll be down your way for a bicycle race this afternoon!

But what a lucky find. I'm always on the hunt for old camera gear and older Coleman lanterns and always come up short on estate sales—lots...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 11-04-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 718
Posted By Takkun
thats a good idea—I've been searching in...

thats a good idea—I've been searching in futility, strangely enough, to remember that product name.

Thankfully my rubber is in good shape. I remember hearing something to this effect and while I'd...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-03-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 2,499
Posted By Takkun
Fantastic collection, and makes me feel better...

Fantastic collection, and makes me feel better about some of the gear I've owned or inherited but can't bear part with. Used to work at a camera shop and picked up a lot of old cameras that were...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 11-03-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 718
Posted By Takkun
Bessa R2/3 a/m + cameraleathers

Now that my RF is holding steady, I'm using my bessa a whole lot more than ever and it's back to my take-everywhere camera.
Unfortunately the back door grip is peeling away and won't hold....
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-01-2018
Replies: 166
Views: 4,882
Posted By Takkun
I've long since abandoned Flickr. Partly for...

I've long since abandoned Flickr. Partly for price, partly because I forgot my circa-1999 Yahoo password, but mostly the change in interface making it next to impossible to use. I'm guessing it was...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-31-2018
Replies: 71
Views: 3,034
Posted By Takkun
Raid—I love that bit of advice. Most of what I...

Raid—I love that bit of advice. Most of what I photograph are 'big' things—buildings, cityscapes, vistas, and the sort. focusing on something tiny within that landscape is a fresh view.

There's a...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-31-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 674
Posted By Takkun
Mt Vernon, Deception Pass, Oak Harbor...I'm...

Mt Vernon, Deception Pass, Oak Harbor...I'm guessing youre from Skagit or Island County? I really love photographing up that way and need to get out there again one of these days. So much to explore...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-31-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 657
Posted By Takkun
So one last update. Ran a few more rolls...

So one last update.

Ran a few more rolls through, both TMY and silvermax, while working on another project on digital. This time, I peeled off the DIY labels before loading the camera.

Nothing, no...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 10-31-2018
Replies: 30
Views: 1,522
Posted By Takkun
That statistic's been mentioned a few times here...

That statistic's been mentioned a few times here and while I don't dispute it, I'm just saying that it might not be a tempting factor for the bigger mass-market manufacturers: it's just a different...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 10-30-2018
Replies: 38
Views: 1,926
Posted By Takkun
In a bit of the same boat. I've got a 2010 i7...

In a bit of the same boat. I've got a 2010 i7 iMac that I've since maxed out on RAM and upgraded to SSD over the years and it's doing just fine. Last year it started slowing down, even though I was...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 10-30-2018
Replies: 30
Views: 1,522
Posted By Takkun
I wonder what the legal aspects of this are—does...

I wonder what the legal aspects of this are—does Fuji consider Instax a more or less open format, or are Lomography and others actually infringing on some copyright?

At the risk of sounding like the...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 10-30-2018
Replies: 43
Views: 1,930
Posted By Takkun
Put me in the favorable camp. I (think) I have...

Put me in the favorable camp. I (think) I have normal sized palms and ridiculously long fingers. Always preferred modern SLR's built-in grips or cameras with a bit of a palm (thumb?) shelf on the...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-25-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 657
Posted By Takkun
i'm only hoping that's it. The only variables...

i'm only hoping that's it. The only variables that have changed since I shot this weekend were the film stock and putting little sticky labels on the canisters. Seems unlikely, but maybe they're...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-25-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 657
Posted By Takkun
i did suspect the cassette at first, but it's...

i did suspect the cassette at first, but it's looking more and more likely a leak. Developed the second roll shot the other day, as well as a roll of TMY with ColSebastianMoran's test...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-24-2018
Replies: 35
Views: 1,303
Posted By Takkun
Likewise, started with a D1x in 2006. I was in...

Likewise, started with a D1x in 2006. I was in school and working at a camera shop, so I got a great deal, but still could have bought a lightly used D70s for the price. I based my decision on them...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-24-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 657
Posted By Takkun
I think you're right. It's very, very hard to...

I think you're right. It's very, very hard to tell, but that looks to be the case, and the bands that are strongest are on frames where I went a little while without taking pictures. I shot the whole...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-24-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 657
Posted By Takkun
I know, right? I should have posted both images...

I know, right? I should have posted both images rather than just the one that looks suspiciously like a light leak. Most of them have the strip of low density (example on the left) and only a handful...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-24-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 657
Posted By Takkun
https://i.imgur.com/Wi50Jiw.jpg Here's a better...

https://i.imgur.com/Wi50Jiw.jpg

Here's a better look at the negatives, the above frame and its neighbor.

As I mentioned, this is a Bessa, hinged back. Film being exposed upside down, this means...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-24-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 657
Posted By Takkun
Diagnosing Banding — Not shutter, not developing streaks...

https://i.imgur.com/wtmwt1B.jpg
Excuse the terrible photo, but it shows what's going on.

Souped my first roll of Silvermax (Xtol 1+1 for 9m, a bit thin but useable) out of a Bessa R3a, and some, but...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-24-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 632
Posted By Takkun
Other way around. With f/11 you'd be 1-2/3...

Other way around. With f/11 you'd be 1-2/3 overexposed. You probably knew that, but sometimes it's easy to get mixed up with fractions! You'd need to stop down to f/32 but I don't know any RF lenses...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-24-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 1,142
Posted By Takkun
90% MF on my end. Shoot RFs most of the time,...

90% MF on my end. Shoot RFs most of the time, plus a Bronica and a Nikon; for the latter I only own 1 AF lens. Similar to others, when I do shoot a DSLR, it's with old MF lenses. Electronic focus...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-23-2018
Replies: 157
Views: 22,346
Posted By Takkun
As an M5 and M8 owner, I'm going to refrain from...

As an M5 and M8 owner, I'm going to refrain from voting!

I'd lean toward the M8 though, as the M5, in a few publications, was lauded for its technical advances, at least among the waning MF. I...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-20-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 647
Posted By Takkun
https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/4445...

https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/44450389_10160863656740234_6781521191631847424_o.jpg?_nc_cat=102&_nc_ht=scontent-sea1-1.xx&oh=e88b8c69c68fa53a20a0b9620ad2f6ac&oe=5C4DEF4B

Shot at EI50...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-18-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 594
Posted By Takkun
rcubed:what is that lens/shade on the...

rcubed:what is that lens/shade on the camera?

Three for me:
Nikkormat FTn, my first real camera, was my father's and I can't bring myself to part with it.
Nikon D1x, my first digital, and I keep...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 10-16-2018
Replies: 1
Views: 319
Posted By Takkun
Calling cine shooters: Super8 with external meter

I'm hoping there might be enough motion picture shooters to help me out with this one.

I'm planning on finally digging out a Canon 1014 I was gifted a long while ago for a small project in the...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 10-16-2018
Replies: 458
Views: 122,231
Posted By Takkun
Love these photos, and I'm commenting to remind...

Love these photos, and I'm commenting to remind me to post some of my own when I get the chance. This was my first vintage lens and I absolutely love it.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-16-2018
Replies: 445
Views: 14,148
Posted By Takkun
When I started in photography, or even just a...

When I started in photography, or even just a couple years ago, I never would have imagined that Leica would be making BW-only and digital cameras without screens, while Fuji was dropping most of...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 10-16-2018
Replies: 77
Views: 3,188
Posted By Takkun
Thats a tough one, and tempting as it is to say...

Thats a tough one, and tempting as it is to say 'get them all,' it's not my money. For me, when I bought my Leica, it had been a desire fomenting for a few years—I *had* to have one.
And that...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-13-2018
Replies: 45
Views: 1,940
Posted By Takkun
Another M5 vote. I love mine--I have gorilla...

Another M5 vote. I love mine--I have gorilla hands that it fits, spot meter, shutter speed in the VF (can't say that about the M8 in manual mode...) find the vertical lugs very convenient. It's an...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-13-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 667
Posted By Takkun
I feel like I've seen this before on here... I'm...

I feel like I've seen this before on here...

I'm less cynical about the concept than the implementation. I enjoy occasionally shooting with toy/disposable/etc cameras, even digital--I came across a...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-12-2018
Replies: 95
Views: 3,852
Posted By Takkun
Regarding editing before scanning: I've studied...

Regarding editing before scanning:

I've studied under two professors with two very different schools of thought.

One, in journalism school, was a proponent of shooting as much of a subject as...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-12-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 647
Posted By Takkun
I've always had better luck with Delta 100 than...

I've always had better luck with Delta 100 than Tmax, and vice versa with 400, in XTOL. Found some MF negs I always swore were HP5 based on the tonality, but turned out to be D100. TMX gave me rich,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-12-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 647
Posted By Takkun
They're definitely newer than 2002--I remember...

They're definitely newer than 2002--I remember shooting Tmax for the first time around then, and it was still the old-school packaging with the sticker on the canister lid. These ones, if I guessed,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-12-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 647
Posted By Takkun
When, or did, TMX100 change?

I remember when Kodak updated their packaging, and I am well aware of the change to TMY-2, but everything in between is hazy...

I see on Michael Covington's page on HC110 times for 'new' and 'old'...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-12-2018
Replies: 197
Views: 11,764
Posted By Takkun
Old...

Old box:
https://kenrockwell.com/kodak/images/e100g/D3S_6664-e100g.jpg

https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1704/2353/products/KodakEktachrome_2500x2500_1024x1024.jpg?v=1537980639


And to prove I have...
Forum: RFF Polls 10-11-2018
Replies: 2,955
Views: 1,786,845
Posted By Takkun
Amazingly have this weekend off, but my better...

Amazingly have this weekend off, but my better half is working, so nothing out of town (she's the one that drives). Might head down south to visit family and do a little wandering in the South...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-11-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 831
Posted By Takkun
Not to jump on the outrage mill but after Kodak's...

Not to jump on the outrage mill but after Kodak's ups and downs, I wouldn't be entirely surprised if Fuji jumps back into the BW game again in a few years, but I'm also not holding my breath at all....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-10-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 835
Posted By Takkun
I had to look up how exactly Leica canisters open...

I had to look up how exactly Leica canisters open (and still haven't figured it out, but hey, if I get my hands on them, my M5 will take them...), but I think you might be out of luck here.

From...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-10-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 835
Posted By Takkun
Some photos, since while I was researching this I...

Some photos, since while I was researching this I never saw anything but straight product images. None of the inside, since I have it loaded up.

https://i.imgur.com/S2g3G2I.jpg
When open, the film...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-10-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 1,125
Posted By Takkun
Hit and miss, I guess. I bought a few bulk...

Hit and miss, I guess. I bought a few bulk rolls:

Delta 100: 71.99 Freestyle, $69.95 B&H

TMY2: 80.99 vs 129.95

Silvermax: 94.99 each, but special order from B&H

Plus a few other things that came...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-10-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 1,125
Posted By Takkun
Excited to try some of the BW stock. I love...

Excited to try some of the BW stock. I love trying new films more than I have time for.

And agreed..none of the color is anything I'm particularly interested in, but if it sells film, all the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-10-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 835
Posted By Takkun
Just arrived: AP Bobinquick Jr, a small review

My latest Freestyle order just arrived, with bulk rolls of Delta 100, an old favorite, and Silvermax, which I hope to replace Neopan with, some Perceptol and Fomapan to play with, and so on. I think...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-10-2018
Replies: 197
Views: 11,764
Posted By Takkun
My mistake—they might have been referring to 16mm...

My mistake—they might have been referring to 16mm and my wishful thinking misinterpreted it....

either way, it's in stock, with cine film coming.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-09-2018
Replies: 197
Views: 11,764
Posted By Takkun
Just stopped in my local shop for darkroom...

Just stopped in my local shop for darkroom supplies, and was talked into picking up a few rolls—they just got them in this morning. After scanning some old E100 this morning, I couldn't resist!

$11...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-09-2018
Replies: 623
Views: 142,060
Posted By Takkun
Both shot with the SQ-A, and the 50mm lens I...

Both shot with the SQ-A, and the 50mm lens I think:

https://c1.staticflickr.com/7/6083/6070133301_c75df41749_b.jpg
HP5 + XTOL (mixed on this for 35mm, but LOVE in...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-09-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 516
Posted By Takkun
Bob, That's always my intention, of course—to...

Bob,
That's always my intention, of course—to minimize VueScan's processing in favor of my own later on. I was curious what the film profiles other than generic did specifically, since for some of my...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-09-2018
Replies: 72
Views: 2,681
Posted By Takkun
I think I get serious buyers remorse over every...

I think I get serious buyers remorse over every purchase. I once bought a pen and regretted it deeply for a month. Camera gear hasn't been immune, definitely always a 'why do I want/need this...
Forum: RFF Polls 10-08-2018
Replies: 205
Views: 16,479
Posted By Takkun
after seeing johank's answer, I should amend...

after seeing johank's answer, I should amend mine. Never had a still camera I didn't use among the too-many I've acquired by various means...they all have had a few rolls or cards run through them,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-08-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 1,027
Posted By Takkun
After using it as the standard communal developer...

After using it as the standard communal developer in undergrad, I was sold on XTOL and used it for a number of years. Always loved how it looked with just about every film stock I tried.

It took me...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-08-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 1,027
Posted By Takkun
Bob, thanks for the sage advice. Sometime's it's...

Bob, thanks for the sage advice. Sometime's it's good to have a reminder not to go crazy with experimenting and to be scientific about it.

Truthfully, I have quite a lot of experience with all three...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 10-08-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 1,214
Posted By Takkun
I too think there's hope, you'd be surprised what...

I too think there's hope, you'd be surprised what survives after a dip in the drink.

To add to the mix of desiccants: why not try Dri-Z-Air or DampRid if it's available to you?

And if it makes you...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-06-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 1,027
Posted By Takkun
I'm about halfway through my backlog, and here's...

I'm about halfway through my backlog, and here's what's happened so far:

I decided to save the Rodinal for playing with slow films and not experiment on unknown rolls, and start with HC110 on the...
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