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General Discussion • Re: Argust 18th

2 hours 5 min ago
Im afraid I have not but I look forward your rolls

Statistics: Posted by alexvaras — Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:27 am

General Discussion • Re: Argust 18th

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 23:37
Topic is open, Alex. It just has to be taken with an Argus camera.

PF

Statistics: Posted by PFMcFarland — Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:37 pm

Words/No Words • Re: Kodak Medalist II - Portraits

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 23:36
I always enjoy your portraits. I've never been able to do that consistently.

PF

Statistics: Posted by PFMcFarland — Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:36 pm

General Discussion • Re: Argust 18th

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 18:42
Thanks for the reminder, Phil!

Statistics: Posted by Philip — Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:42 pm

Words/No Words • Re: Kodak Medalist II

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 16:09
The Kodak Medalist II is a bit of a "beastie." I sold mine about 10 years ago and recently purchased another that is in so-so condition.

Alex - you inspired me to buy another of these. You get either the credit or the blame.

Unlike the Germans and Japanese, the 1940s and 1950s Kodak cameras were big and utilitarian with very good lenses but awkward mechanics.

Statistics: Posted by melek — Wed Aug 15, 2018 4:09 pm

Rangefinders • Re: Culmination

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 15:14
Those cameras that you have look really nice. I have noticed that the price of the Leica CL has dropped a bit.

Overall, film camera prices seem a bit down, even as interest in "retro" items is up. I read an article that said younger folks are interested in vinyl (albums) and cassettes although not CDs.

Statistics: Posted by melek — Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:14 pm

Words/No Words • Re: Kodak Medalist II

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 14:40
Two photos I don't know which thread to place, so here


Wind at high clouds

Sunset sun at dacha plus hydrangeas.
Hydrangeas at dacha

Thank you for watching.

Statistics: Posted by alexvaras — Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:40 pm

Words/No Words • Re: Times and Epochs

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 14:31
Now the Medalist II, expired Tri-X.

This ones was day 0, vikings were setting up the tents and stuff, now they are taking a break before the raid

Vikings at rest

Pottery master ar work in the Ancient Rus part.

Pottery master

More to come, thanks for watching

Statistics: Posted by alexvaras — Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:31 pm

Words/No Words • Kodak Medalist II - Portraits

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 14:26
Another portrait series with the Medalist II, done in two days during last summer and hot weekend in Moscow this year.

Riding through Chistoprudniy Bulevard I couldn't avoid take a photo of this girl playing the guitar very emotionally, she was recovering from a very persistent cough, I hope you are better now Marfa


Marfa

Our taxi driver in the country side.

Volodia

From all the delivery boys I have seen so far, Philip is the only one who reads between orders.

Phil

We were drinking ice coffee in very sunny spot outside the cafe, we took our chairs to the shade

Ice coffee

More to come I hope, thanks for watching.

Statistics: Posted by alexvaras — Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:26 pm

General Discussion • Re: Argust 18th

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 13:25
18-8-18 here
Any topic in particular Phil?

Statistics: Posted by alexvaras — Wed Aug 15, 2018 1:25 pm

Words/No Words • Re: Tessar or Sonnar T

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 13:09
Santiago Montenegro wrote:
And it's here! Life's been strange lately, but I saw a sign. The Lubitel came in the same box with my backpack, so I guess it will have to come with me to el Camino de Santiago next month. Thanks, Alex, your camera and I are heading for your homeland!

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Everyone around is doing that trip but me XD I think its time to take some time and do it next spring, but I want to do it by bike at my rhythm, I don't care about the "compostela"
When I checked the speeds I found out the 250 is kinda 125, lower you go more accurate its.
I hope you can shoot it during the trip, its perfect for it, it has enough quality (my opinion) and it doesn't care if something happens to it I mean there are a lot where this came from

melek wrote:
Alex, you are having a lot of fun with that Contax IIa.

The Tessar and Sonnar definitely have their own look. The Tessar has sharper out-of-focus areas, and when you shoot at about f/5.6 at a medium distance of about 3 meters (or 9 feet), you can get the swirly background.

I am almost moved in although I've yet to set up my office, so nearly all of my cameras are in various boxes or bins in the office and in the basement (regulated with a dehumdifier and not sitting directly on the floor).

Yes , Im waiting the finder for the 85/135, mean while I will load and shoot some photos with that setting with the Tessar looking that bokeh Thanks for the tip.

Btw, I found this at my dealers house, I need to test it when the finder arrives. The lenses are original from Zeiss factory, I already collimated the lens with a very small shim and now I need to test the whole set.

Statistics: Posted by alexvaras — Wed Aug 15, 2018 1:09 pm

Words/No Words • Re: Tessar or Sonnar T

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 12:25
Alex, you are having a lot of fun with that Contax IIa.

The Tessar and Sonnar definitely have their own look. The Tessar has sharper out-of-focus areas, and when you shoot at about f/5.6 at a medium distance of about 3 meters (or 9 feet), you can get the swirly background.

I am almost moved in although I've yet to set up my office, so nearly all of my cameras are in various boxes or bins in the office and in the basement (regulated with a dehumdifier and not sitting directly on the floor).

Statistics: Posted by melek — Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:25 pm

Words/No Words • Re: Tessar or Sonnar T

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 11:17
And it's here! Life's been strange lately, but I saw a sign. The Lubitel came in the same box with my backpack, so I guess it will have to come with me to el Camino de Santiago next month. Thanks, Alex, your camera and I are heading for your homeland!

Statistics: Posted by Santiago Montenegro — Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:17 am

General Discussion • Argust 18th

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 11:12
Time to dust off the bricks, or whatever model/format you have, and shoot a roll this Saturday, 8-18-18.

PF

Statistics: Posted by PFMcFarland — Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:12 am

Rangefinders • Re: Culmination

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 11:10
melek wrote:
That's a nice set - a really nice pair of cameras.

Back around 1983, I had the chance to buy two cameras, and I didn't buy either. A Rolleiflex 2.8F for $900 and a Leica M-4 with three lenses for $600. WHAT WAS I THINKING?!


Especially since M4's are going for big bucks these days, Mike. Everyone wants the old school manufacturing principles. Why, I don't know, because that comes with the attendant high maintenance costs. I feel like I lucked out with both of these cameras because they are underrated, thus you can find a bargain (relatively speaking).

PF

Statistics: Posted by PFMcFarland — Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:10 am

Off-Topic Chatter — 'Sound Off' Here • Re: If anyone cares, Microsoft is ending forum support for these products

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 11:03
I recently spent over two hours on the phone with a Microsoft "tech support" representative, and in the end I was the one who figured out what the problem was, and fixed it. They still only know how to tell you what the script in their manual says, and it's usually as wrong as the online service.

PF

Statistics: Posted by PFMcFarland — Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:03 am

General Discussion • Re: Lenswork is back in print

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 11:00
Been buying it for quite a while now, though every once in a while I miss an issue. It's a very inspirational mag.

PF

Statistics: Posted by PFMcFarland — Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:00 am

Rangefinders • Re: Culmination

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 10:11
That's a nice set - a really nice pair of cameras.

Back around 1983, I had the chance to buy two cameras, and I didn't buy either. A Rolleiflex 2.8F for $900 and a Leica M-4 with three lenses for $600. WHAT WAS I THINKING?!

Statistics: Posted by melek — Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:11 am

General Discussion • Lenswork is back in print

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 10:08
As some of you might know, Lenswork stopped the print magazine several years ago, citing financial problems. It's similar to what all traditional print publications faced - declining sales.

Last week, I was at Barnes & Noble and saw that Lenswork is back in print. I don't know when this happened, but it was nice to see it back on the shelves. I bought a copy.

Statistics: Posted by melek — Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:08 am

Off-Topic Chatter — 'Sound Off' Here • Re: If anyone cares, Microsoft is ending forum support for these products

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 08:37
You've said it, Melek. Microsoft's support isn't all that amazing on the forums so I don't think people would miss them terribly if they vanished altogether. lol

Statistics: Posted by EmeryB — Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:37 am

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