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Old 08-26-2010   #41
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In my bag that I carried all day was my Contax G1 with Zeiss 45mm f2 Planar. It was loaded with Fuji Superia 400. On my desk that I'm sitting at right now is a Leica M6 and Nikon SP Original.
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Old 08-26-2010   #42
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comments like this drive me crazy...so bloody demeaning to others. (like those of us who use digital)
oh joe, I was just kidding, I'm not demeaning to anyone, and I don't care if a good picture is taken on film or digital just like the next guy. but don't you agree that Helen's style, the surface/texture of her photos is a very film-ish one (without any rating)?

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Old 08-26-2010   #43
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My M5 loaded with Fuji 200 and the 50mm C-Sonnar, Then back to the G1 with the 50mm C-Sonnar.

I just have to use that C-Sonnar on a film camera.

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Old 08-26-2010   #44
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I guess its just a soft spot...Don and I get along so well...lots of Laughter
but next Time I will try Sherry...she sounds LOVELY, and just Upstate
i was just curious.
i have never used either...

no thoughts to a return to an m8?
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oh joe, I was just kidding, I'm not demeaning to anyone, and I don't care if a good picture is taken on film or digital just like the next guy. but don't you agree that Helen's style, the surface/texture of her photos is a very film-ish one (without any rating)?
oh, i know you're a good guy...it's what seem like off handed comments about film/digital that get to me.

as to helen...i would love to see what she could do with a drf.
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oh, i know you're a good guy...it's what seem like off handed comments about film/digital that get to me.

as to helen...i would love to see what she could do with a drf.
no no, I'm not too much into the serious film vs digital debating thing (I find many more reasons for myself not to shoot SLRs than not to shoot digital) I would gladly try an M9 or an R-D1, I just can't find them at a price that I can afford!

whatever helen decides to do, it'll be her thing and that will be more than good enough for me to look at it, just as it was before. I think I might miss the analogue textures and the curves in the broad dark parts of her pictures, there will be other things to get excited about instead.

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Old 08-26-2010   #49
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At work since 30 minutes and since I have used the 35/1.8 exclusively recently, today I brought the Nikkor-S-C 5cm 1:1.4. Camera is the black SP and also the usual L-208 and two rolls of film, Tri-X and RolleiRetro 400S.
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Old 08-26-2010   #50
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Old 08-26-2010   #51
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I can Dig where Simon is coming from... he's always been a Gent
I feel I can 'Exploit' more with Film...
though at Present I can't get No Satisfaction...with anything

just have some Lenses and no Bodies....

the X1 appealed to me because of it Size, tres Sexy Body. Large Files, and NO lens changing ( save that for Film)

what worries me about the M8/8.2 is coding, banding etc
It always annoyed me, every time You want the card YOU have to undo the bloody bottom Plate...such a useless design

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Old 08-26-2010   #52
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Old 08-26-2010   #53
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At home. Within reach is a Nikon F6 with Nikkor 24mm f2 AIS mounted. Not loaded at the moment but a few rolls of Kodachrome in the fridge to shoot before Dwaynes' December deadline.
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Old 08-26-2010   #54
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At home. Within reach is a Nikon F6 with Nikkor 24mm f2 AIS mounted. Not loaded at the moment but a few rolls of Kodachrome in the fridge to shoot before Dwaynes' December deadline.
I remember your run-up to F6. Is it everything you hoped it would be?
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Old 08-26-2010   #55
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Old 08-26-2010   #56
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I just stumbled across a Retina IIIc (little c) for $10 today. It looks to be in decent shape over all.

I was going to throw some HP5 into the Ricoh 500 but I think I'll give the Retina a shot instead. Both seem to have better rangefinders than most of my other compact cameras.
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Old 08-26-2010   #57
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A Leica X1. It replaced my GF1 + 20mm f/1.7 as my EDC. The X1 is much lighter and sufficiently more compact to make a difference, outweighing the mediocre autofocus. On weekends, I carry the M9 + 50mm f/1.4, and sometimes also a 28mm f/2.8 Elmarit ASPH and a 90mm Apo-Summicron ASPH. The last 2 weekends, however, I switched the M9 for my XPan II in order to finish up my last 2 rolls of Kodachrome.

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Old 08-26-2010   #58
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Just for fun, a simple set of questions.

Where are you? What are you doing? (optional)

And what photography gear you have with you right at this moment?

No camera, no masterpiece. Gotta carry one everyday, everywhere you go!

Edit: If you are at home, what's the camera within your reach for quick action?
M2 + 35/2 loaded with arista's "trix", a combo I carry everywhere and which I love for shooting around my local streets just to document 'life' !!! When I can afford another lens or two, I'd like to get a 50 and a 90.....
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Hi Helen

There was some company that made an alternative M8 bottom where you could pop the SD card out without taking the bottom off, have you checked these out?

Once you get a good M8 that's either fixed or new enough to not have the issues, they seem to be as solid as anything.

The secret is to take tons and tons of photos, like hundreds or thousands a month or so, otherwise dust gets in the system and fouls things up ...

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I can Dig where Simon is coming from... he's always been a Gent
I feel I can 'Exploit' more with Film...
though at Present I can't get No Satisfaction...with anything

just have some Lenses and no Bodies....

the X1 appealed to me because of it Size, tres Sexy Body. Large Files, and NO lens changing ( save that for Film)

what worries me about the M8/8.2 is coding, banding etc
It always annoyed me, every time You want the card YOU have to undo the bloody bottom Plate...such a useless design

Lost without Shooting...
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Old 08-26-2010   #60
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I'm playing with my FED 2 that has developed a bit of a shutter hiccup on the 1/250 of a second speed after I had loaded it with a 40 exposure roll of film (yay absent minded bulk loading). all the other shutter speeds work fine but the 1/250 will randomly stick but then, will go forward after the shutter release is no longer depressed.
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Old 08-26-2010   #61
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Came back home and tried to snap some of my cat with Rolleicord V and Neopan 400 @ 1600.

Now I'm on couch with OM-2n & 85/2 with [email protected] and E-PL1 & 20/1.7 on coffee table for the lazy evening.

Taken just now with iPhone 4
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Old 08-26-2010   #62
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Old 08-26-2010   #63
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Old 08-26-2010   #65
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I'm at home now, but I always have a camera in the Timbuk2 bag that I drag to work with my computer and assorted project files. Today it was the M8 and Noctilux.
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As of today, in the bag ready to go:
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Old 08-26-2010   #67
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Had the Super Ikonta A (645) with me today, old 30's uncoated tessar, w/ triX loaded.

Now I'm home, and in reach is a minox B, but everything else is less than 10 steps away.

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Next to my keyboard as I type is my love of the moment - Mamiya 7 with 80mm. Tomorrow it get some use as I travel south of Sydney for work...

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It's great to see diversity of "weapon of choice" for the day, and know that we really like to be ready for THE moment all time.
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Hmm? I'm at my computer desk and within reach on the desk is my only digital camera--an Olympus 2.1 megapixel C-700 with a FULL memory card! Won't take many pictures with that. At the other end of the house are all my film cameras, many of them loaded.
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Currently stuck in a Corporate Finance lecture. In my bag beside me is a Contax T2, loaded with Neopan 1600. Planned to go to the pub with a fee friends after class, but I just heard that my Rolleiflex has arrived so I'm considering flagging the pub and go straight home to play with my new toy!
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I'm on the road, sitting in a hotel, but in my bag is my IIIc w/ a Canon 35/2.8, loaded w/ Plus-X, just in case a photo op materializes.
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Where are you? home!

What are you doing? warming up the couch

And what photography gear you have with you right at this moment? errmmm i think my blackberry doesn't count, right? if that's the case, then a mamiya c330 with a sekor 80/2.8 loaded with kodachrome 64 that i will have to end up developing as B&W...
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