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Old 10-10-2011   #1
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Happiness is...

A Nikon F4 with 20f2.8 lens. It was for me anyway, thiese past few days, visiting with my 80 year old parents on their retired farm. Pics to follow.
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Agree, for me it's an f4 with a 28/2
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Wow! I was out shooting yesterday in Newburyport with my FM2 and Nikkor 20 f2.8. Recently got the HK-14 lens hood for it. Bit on the heavy side

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For me it's the joys of re-discovering medium format. I've taken a bunch of portraits as of late, and am stunned by the quality of a good 120 negative. Makes me wonder, at times, why I even bother with 35mm.
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I do love a 20/21 on an SLR. I use a zuiko 2/21 often. It's fun having fast and wide together. Looking through the wide lens on a reflex is a fun and satisfying way to compose. I love RF of course but sometimes, you know....
Looking forward to your pics Frank.
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For me and the F4 it's the 180mm 2.8 AF...pure magic...
Widest lens is the 24mm...would love the try a wider lens...just don't think I would use one regularly enough to buy...
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Asahi Pentax SV and Auto-Takumar 55mm.

no other piece of equipment has ever brought me the same amount of honest joy and happiness.
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HAPPINESS is finally meeting up with
Tom & Tuulikki in NYC
Brunch/Lunch/Dinner ....
Drinks & Shooting in a 12 hour extravaganza
then to Bump into them the following Morning
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Buy a 21SA & a nokton 35 1.4
All Under the Careful 'EYE' of T&T
and All the Fun Start Over Again

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... being awake.

Helen: Wow, that is quite an adventure and a pleasurable couple of days!

Andy: The Zuiko 21/2 is amazing, isn't it? I haven't used it in quite awhile; I need to do that.

OT: Anyone have a source on an original hood for the 21/2? Mine lost its set screw and is now pretty useless. Anyone know of an alternative? The 21/2 has 55mm thread.
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...is meeting up with fellow rff'ers...
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Asahi Pentax SV and Auto-Takumar 55mm.

no other piece of equipment has ever brought me the same amount of honest joy and happiness.
Mmmmmm.... Yeah.... But you're young. I loved my SV too. And quite a few girls that I met when I owned it. I didn't marry any of them... Now I'm happy with my wife of almost 30 years, and Leicas...

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There are 5 rolls of TMax 100 in Rodinol 1:100 soup as I type this.
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Happiness to me is having somewhere to hang out with like minded people!
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...is finding some time to get in the darkroom.
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Ha! So cool. My itouch timer accidentally got turned off, but I can see by the timing on these posts that there are 8 minutes to go.
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Is having a wife that surprises you with cameras, film and books
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OT: Anyone have a source on an original hood for the 21/2? Mine lost its set screw and is now pretty useless. Anyone know of an alternative? The 21/2 has 55mm thread.

I use a Contax 55-86mm Step up. It becomes a high quality thread in metal hood for the Zuiko 2/21. I robbed it from my Contax kit.
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To quote Ralph Gibson, "Happiness is a warm Leica" and I agree with him 100%.
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HAPPINESS is finally meeting up with
Tom & Tuulikki in NYC
Brunch/Lunch/Dinner ....
Drinks & Shooting in a 12 hour extravaganza
then to Bump into them the following Morning
@photoVillage
Buy a 21SA & a nokton 35 1.4
All Under the Careful 'EYE' of T&T
and All the Fun Start Over Again

Happiness Indeed !!
That's great! I look forward to the photos from that meeting and also the ones from your new 21SA!
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Happiness is pulling wet film off the reels and seeing properly exposed negs.
Film is drying now.
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Today it was getting the 4x5 out of the closet and exposing 5 sheets of Tri-X 320...
I now have enough exposed sheets to justify loading up the Nikor tank...
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Happiness today was being amazed at how good slower speed (100) film can look. I developed some Arista Premium 100 in HC110 and I really like the results. I will be ordering more.

Happiness is also just enjoying the experience of film.
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Mmmmmm.... Yeah.... But you're young. I loved my SV too. And quite a few girls that I met when I owned it. I didn't marry any of them... Now I'm happy with my wife of almost 30 years, and Leicas...

Cheers,

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I nearly married one. she now has that very SV. i may be young, but certainly not inexperienced in women or photographic equipment. I just haven’t found that ‘one’ that will end up meaning more than my SV did. thats okay though I got plenty of time. as for now, my newly acquired black paint SV will hopefully bring me the same amount of joy. and if I'm really lucky it won’t end up in the hands of another ex fiancé, who might have loved it more than me.
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Happiness is/was ... when I realized I never would need anything wider than 28mm

Looking forward to the photos, though, Frank.
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Happiness is/was ... when I realized I never would need anything wider than 28mm

Looking forward to the photos, though, Frank.

When did you come to that realisation? I keep looking at the 15mm and 25mm in my cupboard and wondering if I'll ever use them again!
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I looked at my shots taken with super-wides, Keith, and somehow they all smelled like "lens-test". For the few times in the field that I feel like using a very wide, I stitch. Like this:

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I looked at my shots taken with super-wides, Keith, and somehow they all smelled like "lens-test". For the few times in the field that I feel like using a very wide, I stitch.
I find myself doing the same thing.

Here is a recent example:
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So tonight I scanned the first 2 neg strips, and am not so happy with the scanning. I will need to really print these negs the old fashioned way to see what's in them. Here goes:
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... making an excuse to get new shooting shoes (oxblood Dr. Marten 1461 For Life Oxfords). I just started a new blog, I've been hanging out with some Occupy wherever people and I was thinking of heading to NYC or DC for a week to get "down in the trenches" to see what it really, truly is like. Good enough reason for new shoes for me. I can't go to a city without decent walking shoes, now can I?

Now, I guess happiness is finding a decent wide for my D90, a bus ticket and crashing with this cute girl who lived on my floor at college...
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Roland: It is the super-WA perspective vs. normal/standard perspective stitched. Very different.

For me, super wide angles work best when there is a prominent object/person in the foreground. Not a hard and fast rule, of course.
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