momotus

Lives in United States CA, United States
Works as a Retired Engineer
Joined on Mar 25, 2005

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  • Very nice collection, and some nice photos along with it. My XA was a constant companion on climbing trips-- and it kept on clicking, even after a few hard knocks. Your family portrait needs an mju ...
  • Unless you are doing a LOT of scans, I think this is a good way to go. You can find a used DSLR with 36 or 45 MP for pretty good prices these days, as mirrorless is taking over the digital realm. A ...
  • I wouldn't sweat the difference, in real-world usage. The difference between 5600 and 5400 deg K is 6.6 Mired, FWIW... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mired
  • There have been some good suggestions here-- Stop bath can be pretty pungent also. You might experiment with skipping stop bath-- some folks here do that. There do appear to be some odorless stop ...
  • According to their website, Silbersalz 500T is Kodak Vision 3. The Kodak datasheet says it is tungsten balanced, and spec's ISO500 for tungsten, or ISO320 with a wratten 2 for daylight. If you like ...
  • Beating a dead horse here... Yeah-- if I had a choice between an EM or an FG, I'd take the FG in a heartbeat, because, for starters,  it works in "Program" and "Manual".  The P mode is admittedly ...
  • I have an example of the 75-150 f/3.5 Series E, and it does in fact exhibit the lens creep if you point it down. Richard Shaw has a description of the repair on his web site, but the first step is ...
  • Replied in Skina Sk-222
    Welcome to DP Review! Basically, any 35mm film will work. For starters, you might try a 'consumer' color print film, like Kodak Gold 200, to see how it's working. There are several videos online ...
  • I think I mentioned on this forum a while ago that I attended a wedding where there was a pro shooting film, both 35mm and medium format. I asked him what film he was using, and he said Portra ...
  • The ES-2 (like the aforementioned JJC clone) is just tubes and bits and bobs to screw onto the front of the macro lens to hold a 35mm film strip or slide, and provide for a light source. The ...
  • I just tried it-- the JJC adapter actually DOES NOT work with the 60 AFS G lens. The #1 tube, (which cannot be removed) is already too long to allow the film holder to get close enough to focus to ...
  • The two things I would be concerned with (aside from the "sticky rubber" thing, which plagues many cameras from that era) are 1) broken plastic door latch, and 2) broken prongs on rewind shaft The ...
  • For the most part, I would say expose at box speed, unless you have a specific reason not to. The main reason for "pushing" to a higher effective ISO is, obviously, if you need more speed, such as ...
  • Yes, this is how I do it. I do have a calibration slide, but virtually all of my digitizing of slides is ancient photos, so calibrating exactly with a subject slide with serious color shifts and ...
  • Interesting- thanks for sharing those, and going through the work of the comparison. I think it would be interesting, instead of 100% crops, is to see the crops of the hi-res bodies resampled down ...
  • Hi, Pablo- Yes, it looks like a light leak to me. It appears to be on the hinge side, opposite of where the film canister is. The little dots near the sprocket holes are light shining through film ...
  • I think that these latest shots look a lot crisper and less 'muddy' than your first examples, so overall I think proper agitation is working well for you. Nice work.
  • At the risk of beating a dead horse (as an american might say), I have a couple comments on this: Firstly, a gray (grey) card is meant for setting exposure with a light meter, but not ideal for ...
  • I think it's because color management is actually pretty hard. The camera manufacturer does not control the rest of your workflow-- the monitor on your device, the working color space of your ...
  • It depends on where you live. In the US, KEH is worth checking out-- they're an online retailer that specializes in used gear, so they would definitely be interested in your Nikons, but might not ...
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