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Statistics: Posted by titrisol — Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:11 am
Of course, you or any other can add photos or information, the more the better
Statistics: Posted by alexvaras — Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:15 am
Mine, taken with an Instamatic in Xmas 1978
My father had a massive heart attack in August that year and went to the US to have surgery about a month later, he came back "healthy" at the end of november and I got a camera (Instamatic 104) for Xmas.
He would use the same running suit for years
Statistics: Posted by titrisol — Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:39 am
The facial expresion of the old man sends me back in time to my childhood
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Statistics: Posted by LarryD — Sun Jun 28, 2020 3:49 pm
Statistics: Posted by Dismayed — Sun Jun 28, 2020 1:40 pm
This first is night train between Hendaye and Paris, at some point the train stopped and I took out my Yashica Minister D for this photo, Ilford FP4, hand-train held.
Second when I was around 16, one day with my brother we went to the sea sea for taking photos, he was a real support to me on my hobby these days, I see this now. First SLR, a Pentax MV with some 28-70mm zoom, Ilford HP5.
Third I was 23 years old, my first week in Madrid when I moved, a friend I had over there wanted to go for a photo rally in the city and I had my Lubitel 166U (again gift from my brother) and Ilford HP5, we were in a cafe and I couldn't resist to take this candid.
Life is sweet.
Thank you for looking,
Statistics: Posted by alexvaras — Sun Jun 28, 2020 1:38 pm
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Statistics: Posted by LarryD — Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:27 am
Here the new normal as I saw walking in a recently open park is pretty similar to the old normal except you have hydro alcoholic dispensers in the open restaurants, which were fully occupied, no mask, gloves whatsoever.
Statistics: Posted by alexvaras — Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:32 am
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Statistics: Posted by Brazile — Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:18 am
Re: the Helios. I have the Helios-44M 58/2. I used it briefly, then got the Takumar 50/1.4 also. That lens I LOVE. The Helios was always just meh. I never noticed any swirls with it, but I didn't use it much, never realized that was part of its character, and I generally consider swirling bokeh a flaw - I've owned tons of Petzvals for LF from 4x5 to 10x12 and generally sold off any Petzvals that obviously swirled. Never liked the effect. YMMV.
Anyway, because of this thread, I mounted the Helios on my 70D the other day. Figured I'd shoot a little with it, even though it's a crop sensor, and see what happens. Took a few shots of Winston last night. One decent one (the lens is hard to focus for me these days):
WInston by Scott, on Flickr
I guess there's a some swirling even with the smaller sensor. It's a nice day today; I'm thinking Maddie and I may go for a stroll in Birdsboro and just see how it performs. I'm happy, and somewhat impressed, with this one picture from this lens.
Statistics: Posted by scott — Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:41 am
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Statistics: Posted by alexvaras — Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:23 am
PFI've been tempted by 645 folders, but I've hesitated because I've been unable to find a reliable source of replacement bellows. Sandeha Lynch doesn't make them - he said that it's difficult to make them so that the door of the camera closes.I imagine it's hard to get that thin leather these days. But old Zeiss cameras have excellent bellows, and the one on my Zenobia is in good shape too.
PFI caved. My 'new' Zeiss Super Ikonta 531A arrived yesterday. The bellows appear to be fine, but the camera needs to be serviced. Any recommendations?
Statistics: Posted by Dismayed — Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:45 am