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by scott
Wed Aug 05, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: TLRs, SLRs, RFs, non-folders
Topic: Kids and the Bronica SQ-A...
Replies: 0
Views: 50

Kids and the Bronica SQ-A...

Hi All - I absolutely do not use this camera enough. I need to remedy that. I've been off work for a while now, and Maddie and I have started running around locally to take pictures. There's a spot nearby, Ringing Rocks Park, where the boulder field literally resonates when you strike the rocks with...
by scott
Tue Jul 28, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: SLRs and Rangefinders
Topic: Wide Angles, 10mm or less?
Replies: 6
Views: 732

Re: Wide Angles, 10mm or less?

The widest I've gone is 144mm on 10x12": https://live.staticflickr.com/2824/9036213697_d3ffc60b4d_c.jpg Scientific Lens Co. W.A. 8x10 by Scott , on Flickr This was a Scientific Lens Company 8x10 Wide Angle. Have no idea what the 135 equivalent would be. Funny thing was it was a tiny little lens, esp...
by scott
Tue Jul 28, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Macro lens advice
Replies: 5
Views: 266

Re: Macro lens advice

Howdy, I have a Sigma 105 EX/HSM macro from a long, long time ago (for context, bought to use on Velvia with an A2). The lens is still in use and produces extremely sharp images. That said, within maybe 3 or 4 years of purchase, the electronics died on the lens. I sent it back to Sigma at the time. ...
by scott
Fri Jul 10, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: Large Format
Topic: Good News/Bad News
Replies: 3
Views: 910

Re: Good News/Bad News

Bad news not so bad? The "leak" would seem to be wrong (Maddie set me straight on that). Light leaking in should show up as a bright spot, right? The shot is high-key, and there's a dark area along the edge. So, not a leak. Am I thinking about that right? I always get my dodging and burning confused...
by scott
Thu Jul 09, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Large Format
Topic: Good News/Bad News
Replies: 3
Views: 910

Good News/Bad News

Good news: The new 18x24cm holders arrived from Sweden! https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50094284393_a94d6e22bc_c.jpg 18x24cm DDS’s by Scott , on Flickr Set up a test today. I'd made modifications to the loading end springs on the back, seems tight enough. Set up a closeup of the Konica, more tha...
by scott
Tue Jul 07, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Large Format
Topic: Leaks...
Replies: 4
Views: 1223

Re: Leaks...

Update: The holders are in the US! Arrived to Chicago Sunday, made it to Indy this morning. Yeah - about, what, three hour trip in two days? Hoping they get here this week, but not holding my breath...
by scott
Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone using old lenses?
Replies: 6
Views: 1899

Re: Anyone using old lenses?

The oldest lens I've used was some brass one, probably meniscus, that dated to the mid 1800s IIRC. I'll have to dig a photo out. 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 swi...
by scott
Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: Large Format
Topic: Leaks...
Replies: 4
Views: 1223

Re: Leaks...

Thanks Erie and PF. Taking the springs down further is still on my to-do list, but great news - I found some 18x24cm holders! Shipping today from Sweden, should be here in, I don't know, 18-24 months? :P
by scott
Sun Jun 14, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Large Format
Topic: Leaks...
Replies: 4
Views: 1223

Leaks...

Shot this a few days ago. Aside from the distortion from the wide angle closeup, I'm happy with this, as far as exposure and developing goes... https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49995571128_eb7a26de68_c.jpg img072 by Scott , on Flickr ...except for the fricking leaks. The large leak in the corner ...
by scott
Fri Jun 05, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Large Format
Topic: Bunch o' Firsts...
Replies: 9
Views: 1425

Re: Bunch o' Firsts...

I move as quickly as I can. When I was shooting 10x12 I had it down to a very fast routine. I'm way out of practice now, and feel awfully clumsy when I try. Have a holder loaded to shoot a couple sheets on Braedan but he's taking a class right now, Monday - Thursday, and he's been working on it all ...