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Forum: Film Photography 10-20-2018, 01:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 136
Posted By Jim Jones
The instructions on a pack of clear M3 bulbs...

The instructions on a pack of clear M3 bulbs suggests a guide number of 450 to 650 at low shutter speeds in polished reflectors. For some of the small reflectors double the exposure.

An old...
Forum: Film Photography 10-14-2018, 12:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 10,439
Posted By Jim Jones
One of my most productive darkrooms was in an...

One of my most productive darkrooms was in an outbuilding, a 20x40 former chicken house with concrete floor. A 8x12 section of it partitioned off, insulated, and wired was the darkroom and den. No...
Forum: Film Photography 10-11-2018, 04:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 51
Posted By Jim Jones
cameras

Examples of some of the cameras I've used since 1951. I should have dug out the folding Kodak I started with a few years earlier. Many of these are the exact cameras I used, and a few are...
Forum: General Photography Discussions 10-10-2018, 02:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 167
Posted By Jim Jones
Yousuf Karsh was a master of portraits For more...

Yousuf Karsh was a master of portraits For more guidance, study the painters of a few hundred years ago.

It was long ago said, "negatives are taken in the camera, prints are made in the...
Forum: General Photography Discussions 10-10-2018, 01:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 25
Posted By Jim Jones
I've been buying books on photography since 1951,...

I've been buying books on photography since 1951, and still rely on the first book, Lenses in Photography by Rudolf Kingslake. Although lenses are much improved since then, basic information on...
Forum: Film Photography 10-09-2018, 12:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 97
Posted By Jim Jones
At one time Kodachrome cost about seven cents per...

At one time Kodachrome cost about seven cents per shot, and while overseas it was a long time to get them back. On the other hand, during a World's Fair on the east coast, we could drop Kodachrome...
Forum: Film Photography 10-09-2018, 12:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 97
Posted By Jim Jones
There are several dramatic changes in film and...

There are several dramatic changes in film and cameras in my lifetime. The camera which made 35mm film practical was the Leica, first marketed in about 1925 (even before my time). Perhaps the first...
Forum: Post-processing your photographs 10-08-2018, 12:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 262
Posted By Jim Jones
Some inexpensive home color printers may not meet...

Some inexpensive home color printers may not meet your standards, but Epson and Canon top printers should. My Epson P800 cost $900 after rebate and handles up to 17x22 paper. The prints have long...
Forum: Post-processing your photographs 10-07-2018, 03:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 262
Posted By Jim Jones
When I was first involved in home computers, it...

When I was first involved in home computers, it was at work on a Mac in the late 1980s. However, a little later, I opted for my own PC because it was an open system that allowed for more flexibility....
Forum: Film Photography 10-05-2018, 03:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 152
Posted By Jim Jones
A bent reel can be impossible to load. The...

A bent reel can be impossible to load. The flanges should be flat and equidistant. Sometimes if a reel has been dropped, it passes that test but the two flanges and the core are skewed. Thanks to...
Forum: Film Photography 10-03-2018, 04:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 86
Posted By Jim Jones
The Leica kit included 21, 35, 90, and 135...

The Leica kit included 21, 35, 90, and 135 lenses, a few filters, a Weston Master II meter, lens hoods, a cable release, and a few rolls of film in a 8x7x5" Tamrac bag that weighs about 2 lbs. The M4...
Forum: Film Photography 09-29-2018, 11:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 136
Posted By Jim Jones
My favorite reference source on flashbulbs is too...

My favorite reference source on flashbulbs is too old to cover the M3. Apparently it should work well with M sync. The clear bulbs will give an amber cast to color photography. I believe the color...
Forum: General Photography Discussions 09-29-2018, 10:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 146
Posted By Jim Jones
Aha! No wonder you do so well.

Aha! No wonder you do so well.
Forum: Film Photography 09-29-2018, 02:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 136
Posted By Jim Jones
You got a bargain, 200 for $5. I suspect the...

You got a bargain, 200 for $5. I suspect the prevailing price on ebay for actual sales is much higher, especially for the larger sizes. I have a bunch of the smaller ones if you run short.

As for...
Forum: General Photography Discussions 09-29-2018, 01:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 146
Posted By Jim Jones
Perhaps when the kids see some original top...

Perhaps when the kids see some original top quality prints from film and compare them to what little digital cameras can produce, they'll catch the bug to go for quality, not convenience. Also,...
Forum: Film Photography 09-28-2018, 01:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 95
Posted By Jim Jones
I first used Kodachrome (ASA10!) in 1952, and...

I first used Kodachrome (ASA10!) in 1952, and preferred it to any other color film until its demise. For a while in maybe 1954 Kodak had a problem with monopoly litigation which complicated getting...
Forum: Gear/Equipment Discussion 09-27-2018, 12:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 123
Posted By Jim Jones
Most, if not all, of my new Nikon gear is...

Most, if not all, of my new Nikon gear is registered with Nikon. I should keep a record of all the serial numbers of all the gear I've accumulated over the years, but that's too much of a chore.
Forum: Gear/Equipment Discussion 09-26-2018, 12:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 94
Posted By Jim Jones
I rely on the lower price DSLRs. Quality and...

I rely on the lower price DSLRs. Quality and features are good enough. Near the end of its expected life the Nikon D3100 was donated to a budding young photographer. A D5100 is the workhorse. I'd use...
Forum: General Photography Discussions 09-26-2018, 12:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 146
Posted By Jim Jones
Good news! I don't expect this mini-boom to last,...

Good news! I don't expect this mini-boom to last, but probably the big online sources will provide film for anyone willing to plan ahead and stock up. I wish I had done that with Tech Pan and Kodak...
Forum: Film Photography 09-25-2018, 01:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 57
Posted By Jim Jones
I copy facebook and other online photos onto an...

I copy facebook and other online photos onto an external HD. It only takes seconds.
Forum: Film Photography 09-24-2018, 05:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 57
Posted By Jim Jones
I've rarely used outside processing since the...

I've rarely used outside processing since the days of Kodachrome. This restricted me to B&W, which kept me busy enough. It also gave me prompt and complete control (except for dumb mistakes) over the...
Forum: Film Photography 09-24-2018, 12:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 152
Posted By Jim Jones
If it doesn't work for you, don't sweat it. All...

If it doesn't work for you, don't sweat it. All of us have something that works for others, but not for us. I lettered in high school basketball because there were only 11 boys in that high school....
Forum: Film Photography 09-23-2018, 12:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 152
Posted By Jim Jones
I haven't used anything except SS reels and tanks...

I haven't used anything except SS reels and tanks for decades. However, plastic tank caps may be better than steel ones. There are a few tanks, perhaps Hewes is one and I had a LPL, that had prongs...
Forum: Film Photography 09-23-2018, 12:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 83
Posted By Jim Jones
Somewhere I might have one of those early...

Somewhere I might have one of those early Pentaxes. Mine had shutter bounce, so it never got used. The one Pentax I did use was a Spotmatic with a nice 400mm lens. Lacking a good 400 for the Nikons,...
Forum: Film Photography 09-20-2018, 02:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 107
Posted By Jim Jones
My favorite camera of all time is a Leica M4, but...

My favorite camera of all time is a Leica M4, but that story will have to wait for a less busy week.

Yes, the old farm house was falling down around me. A leaking roof damaged a bunch of cheap...
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