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Old 06-28-2019   #1
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Taking the triplets on a trip

Gonna hit the road. Packing lots of film and the triplets...





Anyone else have photo plans for the upcoming US holiday weekend?
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Have a great trip w/ the triplets. Looking forward to your photos.
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Do any of the triplets have a triplet lens design?
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I’m going to Santa Fe for the first time. Still trying to nail down what camera(s) to take.
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Iím going to Santa Fe for the first time. Still trying to nail down what camera(s) to take.
LC-A 120 and lots of kolor film!
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LC-A 120 and lots of kolor film!
That is definitely the number one contender at the moment.

But I wonít know for sure until I board the plane.
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Santa Fe = sunshine+saturated kolors = lc-a
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Huss, any specific sites (photographic or otherwise) you plan to visit on your weekend trip to San Francisco?
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Just got back from Chicago. Tried to find a LCA 120 but no luck. Tried Central Camera but they didn’t know what is was until I explained.
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Leaving tomorrow to shoot the SS Badger great lakes carferry. Two DSLRs for sure but I'll probably bring whatever else has film left in it.... Probably Nikon S2, Voigtlander Perkeo, Rolleiflex 2.8C. I think that is all.
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Huss, any specific sites (photographic or otherwise) you plan to visit on your weekend trip to San Francisco?
Staying in the Marina, will put my shoes to use..
Honestly no idea apart from avoiding the cliches/tourist trap stuff. Or at least trying to!
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Just got back from Chicago. Tried to find a LCA 120 but no luck. Tried Central Camera but they didnít know what is was until I explained.
I got mine on ebay. Barely used but much cheaper than the shops so worth looking there.
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Leaving tomorrow to shoot the SS Badger great lakes carferry. Two DSLRs for sure but I'll probably bring whatever else has film left in it.... Probably Nikon S2, Voigtlander Perkeo, Rolleiflex 2.8C. I think that is all.
Nice! But man that seems to be a lot of gear to be packing.
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Staying in the Marina, will put my shoes to use..
Honestly no idea apart from avoiding the cliches/tourist trap stuff. Or at least trying to!
Take your triplets to the SF Leica Store. After that, wander over to Glass Key Photo to get a root beer.
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Nice! But man that seems to be a lot of gear to be packing.
Says the guy taking triplet kameras on a weekend trip.
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Always wanted a CX-2 and drive. How loud is it buddy?
It's not Nikon SLR with winder loud (thing FM2n w md12), it more sounds like loud-ish clockwork.
What is funny is the thumb advance wheel spins when it is used. This caught me off as you gotta be careful to not hold onto that.
The CX-2 is surprisingly nice. Focus distance is in meters by the focus lever, but it also has focus symbols(head/head shoulders... mountains) at the top of the lens as you look down so you can set focus before you bring camera to eye. These symbols also appear in the VF.

Check out ebay - there are some truly insane people trying to sell these. One guy asking $670 - I offered him $65 explaining to him that was what there were selling for as per SOLD listings on ebay. He refused. There are a couple of Japanese sellers that are pricing them like they are Contax T3s covered in Kendall's sweat.
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Take your triplets to the SF Leica Store. After that, wander over to Glass Key Photo to get a root beer.
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Says the guy taking triplet kameras on a weekend trip.
Leica no - Glass Key yes! Thanks for that tip!

Haaaay, only taking them cuz they're related. And still packs super small.
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Not sure if it was part of your plan or not, but SF Pride is this weekend. The City will be busier than normal, especially around the Civic Center and Castro districts. On the other hand, that might make for more street photography opportunities if that's your jam.
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Not sure if it was part of your plan or not, but SF Pride is this weekend. The City will be busier than normal, especially around the Civic Center and Castro districts. On the other hand, that might make for more street photography opportunities if that's your jam.
Didn't know that. Thanks for the heads up!
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I think Google Maps has some of the parade routes marked, in case it's something you're interested in checking out, or looking to avoid the crowds (and road closures).
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Santa Fe = sunshine+saturated kolors = lc-a
I just found a stash of 35mm Ektar. Now considering just taking that with my
Pentax MZ-S and the 43mm.

Decisions decisions.
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I just found a stash of 35mm Ektar. Now considering just taking that with my
Pentax MZ-S and the 43mm.

Decisions decisions.
You know what you should do. And it rhymes with Lomo.
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at GlassKey photo..
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at GlassKey photo..
what a great shop and peeps! highly recommend it. really nice selection of used kameras and stunning selection of film including unusual imports. Bought a 5 pack of ProImage 100.
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... and I was thinking "WOW. Huss has triplets and not twins!".
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Nice! But man that seems to be a lot of gear to be packing.

For bright sunny daylight, I like my D80 with its CCD sensor. But in other kinds of weather, and (especially) at night, I use my D750.

The film cameras came along just for the ride; I only shot a few frames. Oh, I almost forgot to mention... I brought my Sony video camera too.
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For bright sunny daylight, I like my D80 with its CCD sensor. But in other kinds of weather, and (especially) at night, I use my D750.

The film cameras came along just for the ride; I only shot a few frames. Oh, I almost forgot to mention... I brought my Sony video camera too.
My digi cam and video needs were handled by the thing I use to make calls and post to this thread.
So far shot 5 rolls 120 , 4 rolls 35mm

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...by the thing I use to make calls and post to this thread.

LOL My phone is a brick... Its not even a flip phone.
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LOL My phone is a brick... Its not even a flip phone.
Hah I actually really miss my flip phone! Simpler times...
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Iím going to Santa Fe for the first time. Still trying to nail down what camera(s) to take.
I've always had great red sauce at The Shed. Busy and the bar can be pretty raucous. Wonderful $$$($) food at Geronimo. Fajitas at the cart on SW corner of Plaza. Roasted corn, NW corner of Plaza, across the street. Drinks at The Dragon Room, by The Pink Adobe. Smith Gallery, smaller than it used to be, still has some great images they'd be happy to sell you. Pasqual's. Go early to beat the line or just late enough to get the lunch menu for breakfast. Chicken enchiladas with mole.

The Sanctuario in Chimayo, 30 minutes north of SF, if that's your thing. The heat and dust and The Vigil Store; things almost haven't changed since the 1940s and the drive out is lovely. Couple of rug shops to the north of the enclave, next to the highway (76?) west to Espanola or east, uphill to high country (unpaved, then paved) and eventually into Taos. Bandalier has native cave dwellings and you can climb traditional ladders where a fall would be quite serious. Like, a genuine experience, not Disneyland.

I use almost nothing but 28 and 50 there but still bring a 21 and a 90. SF and environs is at 7,000+- feet and the light is everything you've heard about. I shoot B&W and cannot speak of colors. Early and late for the sweet raking light.

A lovely scruffy town, The City Different. Can be infuriating too. My favorite. Enjoy.
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So Huss,

Were the triplets a drag or did they go in drag...
They must have attracted quite some attention at the SF parade...
Unless You are not there yet and doing tte trip 4th July weekend
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I've always had great red sauce at The Shed. Busy and the bar can be pretty raucous. Wonderful $$$($) food at Geronimo. Fajitas at the cart on SW corner of Plaza. Roasted corn, NW corner of Plaza, across the street. Drinks at The Dragon Room, by The Pink Adobe. Smith Gallery, smaller than it used to be, still has some great images they'd be happy to sell you. Pasqual's. Go early to beat the line or just late enough to get the lunch menu for breakfast. Chicken enchiladas with mole.

The Sanctuario in Chimayo, 30 minutes north of SF, if that's your thing. The heat and dust and The Vigil Store; things almost haven't changed since the 1940s and the drive out is lovely. Couple of rug shops to the north of the enclave, next to the highway (76?) west to Espanola or east, uphill to high country (unpaved, then paved) and eventually into Taos. Bandalier has native cave dwellings and you can climb traditional ladders where a fall would be quite serious. Like, a genuine experience, not Disneyland.

I use almost nothing but 28 and 50 there but still bring a 21 and a 90. SF and environs is at 7,000+- feet and the light is everything you've heard about. I shoot B&W and cannot speak of colors. Early and late for the sweet raking light.

A lovely scruffy town, The City Different. Can be infuriating too. My favorite. Enjoy.
Thank you for the tips. We jet tomorrow. Looks like Iím taking the LC-A 120 and the RICOH GR 3.
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So Huss,

Were the triplets a drag or did they go in drag...
They must have attracted quite some attention at the SF parade...
Unless You are not there yet and doing tte trip 4th July weekend
Just got back Helen. Need to drop this load off at Samys:



Now for full disclosure the Fuji TX2 (Xpan) also talked its way on for the ride. E100 was used in that beastie.

Speaking of... I happened upon Fireside Camera on Chestnut in San Fran (Cow Hollow) where I spied this gargoyle:



A face only a blind mother could love. Fireside had a whole bunch of these, NOS! So I had to get one, I mean how often can you buy 'new' film cameras for $70? (yeah I know on ebay scabby copies are a nickel, but this is NEW fercryinoutloud!).
The box claims 'Porsche Design", but looking at it that has to be a typo. Perhaps they meant "Portia Design"? Or "PortaPotty Design"?
Anyway, fired a roll through it on the trip, it was fun to use. But very weird. Like you need a pin to push into a tiny hole to release the battery cover. WHO DOES THAT???!!!
Anyway, what do I know? Maybe that was Porsche/Portia/Porta's input..
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Speaking of... I happened upon Fireside Camera on Chestnut in San Fran (Cow Hollow) where I spied this gargoyle:


A face only a blind mother could love. Fireside had a whole bunch of these, NOS! So I had to get one, I mean how often can you buy 'new' film cameras for $70? (yeah I know on ebay scabby copies are a nickel, but this is NEW fercryinoutloud!).

The box claims 'Porsche Design", but looking at it that has to be a typo. Perhaps they meant "Portia Design"? Or "PortaPotty Design"?
Anyway, fired a roll through it on the trip, it was fun to use. But very weird. Like you need a pin to push into a tiny hole to release the battery cover. WHO DOES THAT???!!!

Anyway, what do I know? Maybe that was Porsche/Portia/Porta's input..
Almost as awesomely ugly as the Konica AiBORG! Hamish Gill has a review of the ECX1 here, where he called it "the dad cam of yore".

As to how the man who designed the first Porsche 911 came to put his name on this camera, I have no idea (and neither does Wikipedia)...
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Speaking of Glass Key Photo on Sutter in San Fran..they have a beautiful black Fuji Klasse W. The one with the 28mm lens. I dragged out my decision making for two days (going back twice) before I decided that I did not need it. My Rollei QZ35W covers that base, is far more responsive, has a far more sensitive light meter and much larger shutter speed range. And cost about 1/2 the $1100 going rate for the Fuji.
And that's the thing, I just do not see these cameras - Fuji Klasse or Contax T3 - worth this kind of money because they do not bring anything to the table that justifies that price tag. But that is what the market bears at the moment so congratulations to the sellers of this gear!

Either way, do visit GlassKey if you ever have the chance. Really sweet shop.
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Speaking of Glass Key Photo on Sutter in San Fran..they have a beautiful black Fuji Klasse W. The one with the 28mm lens. I dragged out my decision making for two days (going back twice) before I decided that I did not need it. My Rollei QZ35W covers that base, is far more responsive, has a far more sensitive light meter and much larger shutter speed range. And cost about 1/2 the $1100 going rate for the Fuji.
And that's the thing, I just do not see these cameras - Fuji Klasse or Contax T3 - worth this kind of money because they do not bring anything to the table that justifies that price tag. But that is what the market bears at the moment so congratulations to the sellers of this gear!

Either way, do visit GlassKey if you ever have the chance. Really sweet shop.
Glad you enjoyed Glass Key! Just don't call it "San Fran" unless you want locals to know you're not from around these parts.
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Just don't call it "San Fran" unless you want locals to know you're not from around these parts.

Ha ha that must be like saying "Chi-Town" in Chicago!
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