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Forum: Point-N-Shoot 09-28-2008
Replies: 0
Views: 349
Posted By phthenry
Minolta 70EX: first impressions

I just bought a Minolta 70EX for 1 dollar at ebay. My understanding is that they received high ratings for a sharp lens in their class, back when magazines rated such cameras. While pulling out of...
Forum: Canon RF 09-26-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 518
Posted By phthenry
Thanks! That's good to know.

Thanks! That's good to know.
Forum: Optics Theory - 09-26-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 1,097
Posted By phthenry
>>ou could try something FSU. FED, Zorki, Kiev...

>>ou could try something FSU. FED, Zorki, Kiev with a Jupiter9 85mm f2

I suppose this is the question for another forum, but my understanding was that FSU cameras often don't work because of the...
Forum: Optics Theory - 09-25-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 1,097
Posted By phthenry
>>If you want to get tight head and shoulders...

>>If you want to get tight head and shoulders shots with good perspective you'll need to get an interchangeable lens camera with a lens of 85 or 90mm. I don't think that anybody makes a fixed lens...
Forum: Optics Theory - 09-25-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 1,097
Posted By phthenry
>>n my experience perspective can be an issue...

>>n my experience perspective can be an issue with wide angles for portraiture, not distortion. Things like big hands and feet, big noses are issues of perspective, not distortion. Longer lenses are...
Forum: Canon RF 09-25-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 518
Posted By phthenry
modern flash work with canonet ql 17?

Can you use a modern flash with the canonet ql 17? By modern, I don't mean a TTL flash. I mean the type of flash common in the 80's, with an automatic eye. You set the ASA on the flash, and it told...
Forum: Optics Theory - 09-25-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 1,097
Posted By phthenry
40 mm lens okay for portraits?

I just got back my second roll of film shot with my rollei 35. Though I liked many of the photos, I noticed that some of the closeups *seem* to distort the face. The camera will only focus as close...
Forum: Canon RF 08-31-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 1,327
Posted By phthenry
Canon Canonet QL19 : good camera?

I was under the impression that the canon canonet cameras were very desirable cameras because they give you full manual control and sharp pictures. But when I check out the prices on ebay, I see that...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 08-28-2008
Replies: 26
Views: 4,993
Posted By phthenry
didn't work for me

I just make one, and it didn't work. I followed the directions and measured and calculated very carefully. What I found was that the card allows me to very accurately judge distances up to 2 meters....
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 08-27-2008
Replies: 26
Views: 4,993
Posted By phthenry
that was helpful

Thanks for the replies. I will shoot another roll, this time of black and white. The pictures the first time really seem to come out fuzzier than my Minolta SLR, which surprised me.

I guess it's...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 08-27-2008
Replies: 114
Views: 76,887
Posted By phthenry
black cat alternative

I also came across Fred Parker's site around 2003. Since then, I generally don't use a light meter. My photos come out at least as well exposed, if not better, than when I used to use one.

Recently...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 08-26-2008
Replies: 26
Views: 4,993
Posted By phthenry
rollei 35 issues

I was given a rollei 35 camera (made in Singapore) for my birthday and I just shot a roll of color film with it.

Though I like the feel of the camera, I don't like the focusing mechanism. There is...
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