Tomm111

Joined on Jan 19, 2019

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  • Yes developing time is what works for you. B&W developing time is not craved in stone. If you need to lessen the time to decrease contrast or increase the time to increase contrast, it takes a ...
  • Saw it was sold, did you buy it? I think the precurser to the Leica Summar was the Schneider Xenon but doesn't look like a prewar lens. Odd that this is a Schneider Retina lens as Retina cameras ...
  • Replied in Leica MDa
    I used one medically, they were an option on early Zeiss retina cameras. But over the years they mostly were put in storage. Zeiss hasn't made the fundus camera it goes with since 1995. They were ...
  • Replied in Pumpkins Anyone?
    Had a nice walk through a local organic farm CL 50mm f1.9 Schneider Retina Xenon
  • The first time is nerve racking, but then you find out it is relatively easy (if you are careful). I am using Eclipse liquid and Sanhooii sensor swabs. But first use a blower, sometimes that is ...
  • I like TMax developer, even though it is said it wasn't designed for TMax films it still gives the best results with TMax 100 and 400. It has a compensating quality to it and brings up shadow ...
  • Definitely a nice camera takes a 3V lithium battery, see if they are still available.
  • Don't think it will be a huge difference, but my mirrorless focus peaks when the emulsion is toward the camera and doesn't when the base is toward the camera, how I know if I mistakenly have the ...
  • With the later model Rolleis, I believe E and on, you could get a prism for eye level work which is probably a lot better than lens 36. The prism may not have been until the model F, not that much ...
  • The emulsion should face the lens, not the base. Looking at the film with the base facing you the text on the film should be backward. The base should face the lightbox. Then you just flip it in ...
  • Seeing the streaks would help out alot. Could you lay the film on a lightbox so we could see it. I am still going for a refix, but that could change.
  • Try to refix the negatives, then process as you would after the fix. The other thing that could have happened is the film touching, but doesn't sound like that.
  • On my Epson V700 the emulsion is always up. I also photograph negatives this way, emulsion to sensor (nothing to do with how the Epson works). You lose a little bit photographing through the base. ...
  • The Minolta 28mm M lens has always been attractive. There is a big but with this lens, most copies have deveoped white spots under the front element. It has been enough to keep me from this lens, ...
  • That's interesting I have never used that lens and mirror set and I have been shooting Rolleis for 40 years. Reverses and flips the image, not friendly. I am corrected to 20/20 and it just looks ...
  • Sounds good, but I haven't been impressed with Foma 100 either. I agree too much grain, and too blue sensitive. I am going back to TMax 100.
  • What film tank did you use? Did you prewet your film? How did you agitate the film? How long did you fix? What fixer? Have you tried to refix the film? The photo is OK but not seeing it directly ...
  • The M8 is the loudest of my Leicas, M8, M3, CL. But it is quiet compared to my D300 Nikon from the same age. If I switch the CL to electronic shutter then it is really quiet, you hardly konow if a ...
  • If you have a mirrorless digital there are Canon FD adapters available. Nice lenses for little money.  Canon FD 50 f1.4 on a Leica CL
  • I too just used my first roll of Ektar. As it happens I had just purchased a Canon 100 f4 macro FD, present for my New F1. So that was what I used on the roll. I haven't done high res scans yet. ...
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