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  1. agentlossing

    Film Color Filter for Mono Film Question

    Not too shabby results shooting HP5 at 320 ISO and developing normally! Thanks @BrianS for the advice. Note that I'm still working with a poor quality scanner, my Epson V550 gets here Wed, at which time I will be devoting some major time to serious film scanning.
  2. agentlossing

    Dramatic B&W images

    B&W film with orange filter, built in drama with no PP required! Edit: a better scanner makes a big difference (still not a very sharp shot, but I don't mind) img042-2 by Andrew Lossing, on Flickr
  3. agentlossing

    GAS: Please Share your Latest Acquisitions Big and Small

    @MiguelATF Ulysses is still around though, at least they have a website! Hard to find in the States however.
  4. agentlossing

    Film For those who still shoot film and want to develop at home....

    Just a follow-up for anyone interested, I bought a pack of the DF96 powdered developer, and it has worked quite well for my first film developing experiments. It has a part A and part B which are mixed into distilled water. They take awhile to fully dissolve (or, at least, the coarser of the two...
  5. agentlossing

    Film Color Filter for Mono Film Question

    Thanks, that's what I was leaning towards doing. I tossed in the idea of just pushing the film a little bit in processing. I'm guessing the difference would be grainier results from pushing essentially underexposed film, versus more correct exposure (but slower shutter speed/larger aperture)...
  6. agentlossing

    Film What FILM (!) photography related item did you buy this week?

    Got a new old stock orange filter! Now to figure out its effects.
  7. agentlossing

    Film Color Filter for Mono Film Question

    I just got a YA2 orange filter which I'm planning on putting on my Ricoh 500G with HP5. I'm finding conflicting advice online as to whether I should change my exposure to compensate for the filter. Since the camera meters inside of the filter rings, common sense tells me it will automatically...
  8. agentlossing

    GAS: Please Share your Latest Acquisitions Big and Small

    I will admit that I have a completely irrational love for the 17mm f2.8. I've owned a silver and a black one, but moving to only Panasonic cameras made me get rid of the most recent one. In the past I picked up a new in box EP1 with 17mm f2.8 and VF-1 viewfinder, that was a kit with limited...
  9. agentlossing

    Ricoh The Ricoh GR III Image Thread (Showcase)

    Took the GR on a hike on Labor Day. This is processed in camera, maybe two minutes tops spent tuning the hard B&W effect. Almost takes away the need for extensive PP a lot of the time.
  10. agentlossing

    GAS: Please Share your Latest Acquisitions Big and Small

    I can understand the sentiment of wanting a 12MP with the same advancements in sensor tech that have gone into the newest M4/3 sensors. If R&D had gone into squeezing a bit more out of the larger photosites it might have made for better IQ. But in reality, weren't pretty much all the 12MP...
  11. agentlossing

    [FS] For Sale: (Reduced!) Panasonic GX85 + Olympus 25mm f/1.8 + Gariz Leather Half Case | Location: USA | Ships: USA

    Classifieds Type For Sale Price $529.99 Item Panasonic GX85 + Olympus 25mm f/1.8 + Gariz Leather Half Case My Location USA Description https://www.ebay.com/itm/Panasonic-Lumix-GX85-Complete-Street-Photography-Kit-with-Olympus-25mm-f-1-8/264447028549 The time has come for a change, this is...
  12. agentlossing

    Film Ricoh 500G with HP5+ Developed w/DF96 Monobath

    Lots of photos below. I took this roll of HP5+ early this year in Portland Oregon, and it took me a long time to get around to doing anything with it, since I wanted to teach myself to develop B&W myself. Which I did, going the easy route of monobath developer. Happy with how some of these shots...
  13. agentlossing

    GAS: Please Share your Latest Acquisitions Big and Small

    I really wish Panasonic had put the 20MP sensor in the G85. The G95 is more expensive and larger, but the G85 seems like an ergonomic sweet spot with size. I used an EM10 for a couple of years, and while it certainly wasn't perfect, there was a lot to like about the OM-D philosophy. While the...
  14. agentlossing

    GAS: Please Share your Latest Acquisitions Big and Small

    The GR III does a lot of things well, more so than previous GR models in my opinion. My GR II couldn't focus in low light, got really grainy at ISO 1600 and above (though I did sort of like the grain), wasn't really fast enough AF for a lot of street work, requiring me to prefocus or snap focus...
  15. agentlossing

    Film Minimalist Monobath Development Workflow?

    I think I've officially decided the FilmLab scanning with a smartphone isn't for me - either you need a vastly superior smartphone camera (with a ton of megapixels, since you only get a center crop) or you have to be satisfied with very small, low-res results. I picked up a Canoscan 700F LIDE...
  16. agentlossing

    Seen while strolling...walking and wandering outside

    Lots to like about that GR III! Nice capture too, love the colors.
  17. agentlossing

    Film Lost and found

    How cool to find memories like that!
  18. agentlossing

    Film Just lost an old friend ...

    Any news on the 35 GT-E? I just developed a roll of HP5+ taken with a 35 EL that I got off the ol' auction site in nearly new condition, came with leather half case, flash in leather case, and original box with a picture of the camera next to a pack of cigarettes(!). Every frame looks to have...
  19. agentlossing

    Film Minimalist Monobath Development Workflow?

    It is a used reel, so it's possible it is slightly bent. I had no problems using a smaller amount of developer inside the large Paterson tank, so that will probably continue to be the route I go in the future. I paid about two dollars for the metal one at an estate sale, so no great loss there.
  20. agentlossing

    Film Minimalist Monobath Development Workflow?

    I developed my first roll of film ever yesterday, some HP5+ using the DF96 monobath. It went pretty simply, if you can call figuring out loading a developer reel in the dark for the first time simple (sacrificed a roll of Ektar 100 to learn how). Definitely glad I had an easy plastic reel and...
  21. agentlossing

    How to Turn $10000 into Gas

    That is a cheap(ish) combo that I've thought about getting multiple times.
  22. agentlossing

    Fuji Is it me or the cameras?

    I've heard opinions that rangefinders and rangefinder-layout cameras can result in better natural rapport with a subject because more of the photographer's face is visible to the subject, compared to being hidden behind an SLR viewfinder. But I have no idea whether that is true.
  23. agentlossing

    Fuji Is it me or the cameras?

    Well it is a bit unhelpful that he wasn't able to identify why he liked one camera's output over the other! That makes it hard for us to speculate.
  24. agentlossing

    Adios Adobe

    I've still got a ways to go but settling for older smartphones bought outright has done wonders for the cellular bill. Entertainment is relatively low. Many monthly subscription type services can also be paused.
  25. agentlossing

    Adios Adobe

    Ah, the gentle poison of monthly charges. It's everywhere, and really puts a hurt on people's ability to mobilize, make life changes and have liquidity. I've tried to get further away from a paycheck that is devoted to monthly charges, but it's hard to eliminate them completely.
  26. agentlossing

    Film Need recs

    Saul Leiter worked with early color in a really attractive way. Fred Herzog is another in that vein. For B&W, I personally really like Daido Moriyama's grungy, super high contrast, it kind of abstracts his subjects into light and shadow in a cool way.
  27. agentlossing

    Leica New Leica M-E (Typ 240)

    Quote of the day!
  28. agentlossing

    Adios Adobe

    Myself I'm heavily leaning towards DXO, once they update to include RAWs for the Ricoh GRIII I'm going to try and test the software, and if it handles those files as well as it does M4/3, I might jump. I have just stuck with LR's last physical release, so no cloud cancellation necessary (and the...
  29. agentlossing

    I longed for the simpler times, now I long for the affordable days...

    I've always been drawn to them, as the odd man out which still produces really fine cameras.
  30. agentlossing

    For Critique Your image for Critique!

    It's a nice image with beautiful color. But it does seem a bit off balance, and it took me awhile to realize that. I think the foreground on the right is throwing it off, there's a lot of empty space that draws attention to itself by being darker than the rest of the image. I imagined that if...
  31. agentlossing

    Leica New Leica M-E (Typ 240)

    This is part of what is attracting me to more classic methods of photography, I think. I'm getting tired of all the attention around absolute image quality. I mean, I do use a Ricoh GR III, which has great IQ, and maybe 50% of its DNA is about the sharpness, but the other half is about the...
  32. agentlossing

    Leica New Leica M-E (Typ 240)

    That was really what I had in the back of my mind during this conversation.
  33. agentlossing

    Leica New Leica M-E (Typ 240)

    Oh, to be sure. I am just saying that a large percentage of that crowd probably would buy an actual rangefinder if it fit their budget, purely out of desire to be seen as on the same level as the classic street photographers. I believe street photography is probably at its high point in terms of...
  34. agentlossing

    Leica New Leica M-E (Typ 240)

    You don't think there would be an equally enthusiastic demographic at a quarter or less of Leica's price range? I submit that half the reason many people go with Fuji cameras is to approximate the look and feel of a rangefinder, and even though they are very different things, I bet a lot of...
  35. agentlossing

    Leica New Leica M-E (Typ 240)

    A DSLR is a good comparison, in that it's an add-on, additional way to see your subject. I don't think a rangefinder with manual focusing that is quick and much easier than any comparable optical method in modern cameras would be DOA. It might be a niche product, but Leica seems to be doing okay.
  36. agentlossing

    Leica New Leica M-E (Typ 240)

    A rangefinder wouldn't preclude live view and all the speed and bells and whistles that accompany modern mirrorless cameras. Unless you left off a screen altogether, of course.
  37. agentlossing

    Leica New Leica M-E (Typ 240)

    It also supposed to be a very limited run (500 units?). Still waiting for a truly affordable digital rangefinder!
  38. agentlossing

    Leica New Leica M-E (Typ 240)

    I wish that Zenit M would release to the rest of the world... is it even available in Europe yet?
  39. agentlossing

    The Decisive Moment (the book)

    It's certainly a different aesthetic from film to digital. What I like most about film, and what can't be replicated easily in a digital file, is the transition in highlights from bright to pure white. With film, this looks more like real life to my eye, it makes pure white more easily trick the...
  40. agentlossing

    Ricoh The Ricoh GR III Image Thread (Showcase)

    A little reminder to myself how great these files are. In-camera RAW conversion w/Positive Film.
  41. agentlossing

    Which Operating System

    For computers, I have always used Windows, am on Windows 10 on both the desktop and laptop. The desktop does the editing: I built it myself with a Corsair casekit which included power supply and motherboard, added my own processor, RAM, video card and storage. And a nice clean installation of...
  42. agentlossing

    Latest Shiny Things

    Those look great! What brand? I have a pair of Red Wing Irish Setter work boots, they are bombproof and feel so good to wear.
  43. agentlossing

    Latest Shiny Things

    I've used then for reading and surfing the web. But you still can't beat the utility of a laptop. Laptops may not be sexy, but they're not likely to be beat in design. Placement of the keyboard and a screen that you can set up opposite yourself is far better than a touch keyboard on a screen...
  44. agentlossing

    SiJy 2019 Discussion

    One thing of value which I think I got out of this challenge was a feel for when to use the GR III's hi-contrast monotone and what its limits are. I had set myself to mostly use that profile in-camera for my images, but there were a few where I branched out to the hard monotone profile, and a...
  45. agentlossing

    SiJy 2019 Discussion

    Well, I made it through. Sort of. By my calculation, I missed a full third of the month. But I still found the interaction and camaraderie to be quite fulfilling. Great work, everyone!
  46. agentlossing

    SiJy 2019 Day 31

    Didn't have much spare time today, so I just snuck up behind my wife for the final shot! And I decided to break my rule and go color, because why not.
  47. agentlossing

    Sigma What I'd Like to See Sigma Do

    First of all, this is just me rambling as an outsider to the Sigma ecosystem(? maybe plural, ecosystems?), but I've always really liked Sigma for their daring, outside the box attitude, and the way they in-house everything. We need more companies who aren't beholden to shareholders and can look...
  48. agentlossing

    SiJy 2019 Day 30

    Today's image is titled "what the heck?" An image OF the GR, instead of with it. Why me?
  49. agentlossing

    SiJy 2019 Day 29

    Is this really the only snap I got for the 29th?!
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