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Actually , I am content ...!!
Old 02-20-2019   #1
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Actually , I am content ...!!

I have been away with the fairies for a while - gearing up for a cochlear implant , Wednesday next - hopefully a sound deecision [ sorry ] rather than the visual stuff .
It seems that music will be a problem - but I realise that the record sleeves / opera boxes evoke a time and place , so I am not dee'sposing of
500 plus Lps yet.

Something strange has transpired on the camera crazy element - my Fuji X-Pro1 , Fuji X-T1 plus the two standard zooms/27mm have become more and more familiar - therefore comforting in chaos .
OK , the snapshot lottery is no better or worse , but the cameras are so reminiscent of my film days .

I still enjoy my Leica Dig3 / Panasonic L1 'twins' ... but have absolutely no dee-sire whatsoever to acquire further cameras - substantially discounted or otherwise .

This is new - previously , there has been a nagging dees-comfort which has simply dee-sipated .

maybe I can get rid of the awful puns next ...
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Old 02-20-2019   #2
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I have been away with the fairies for a while - gearing up for a cochlear implant , Wednesday next - hopefully a sound deecision [ sorry ] rather than the visual stuff .
It seems that music will be a problem - but I realise that the record sleeves / opera boxes evoke a time and place , so I am not dee'sposing of
500 plus Lps yet.

Something strange has transpired on the camera crazy element - my Fuji X-Pro1 , Fuji X-T1 plus the two standard zooms/27mm have become more and more familiar - therefore comforting in chaos .
OK , the snapshot lottery is no better or worse , but the cameras are so reminiscent of my film days .

I still enjoy my Leica Dig3 / Panasonic L1 'twins' ... but have absolutely no dee-sire whatsoever to acquire further cameras - substantially discounted or otherwise .

This is new - previously , there has been a nagging dees-comfort which has simply dee-sipated .

maybe I can get rid of the awful puns next ...
First of all, I wish you the best with the cochlear implant; sounds like a good decision (oops. I tend to pun with frequency).

I got my Fujifilm XT-2 after wandering the P&S desert for many years. It was the most fun camera I ever had and completely reinvigorated my long term interest in photography. What's not to like: 1/8000 mechanical shutter plus electronic shutter to boot (rarely use that speed, but I have it- sort of like a Ferrari; can do 180, but you don't), good performing EVF, great color which can lead to great B&W too, two memory card slots, shutter speed and ISO dials and apertures (on some lenses), and more. I do love my film cameras and film also, but Fuji did it right with their recent offerings. I like technology on the digital side, and film cameras mostly mechanical (I have a few with working meters).
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Old 02-21-2019   #3
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Music; I am very, very deaf one side but haven't noticed much difference with music. I commented on this to the consultant and audiologists and the answer is that you remember music and your brain fills in the missing bits...


It sounds weird but seems to work.


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Old 02-22-2019   #4
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Thanks Mark/David -

With 'now' pictures , 'before' pictures [ memory ] and 'pretend' pictures all getting equal prominence and overlapping - confirmed dee'realisation - I am all too aware of how the brain edits stuff !!
I kind of resolve in detailed snapshots !!
Mostly it's been visual , long term deafness - I wonder how the aural will work out !

It is genuinely relaxing that I am no longer anxious [OCD?] about my cameras being wrong , intangible, unreal .[ not just cameras of course ]
It's not been that so right since my SRT days [ daze ? ]
The X-pro1 27mm is reminiscent of a Yashica 35 and the X-T1 a black SRT . Perfect !!
Still love those Kontaxes though - especially that tan/silver 'rat' in the avatar !
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Old 02-22-2019   #5
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Funny thing about hearing. I don't hear as well as I used to, either. An audiologist can tell me that I have a 4000 cycle notch (from F-105D fighter jets when I was in the Air Force); and I may have trouble hearing speech sounds some times. But I can walk into a high-end audio store, listen to some gear, and be able to tell them that this speaker or amplifier seems to position the Bassoon nicely in the sound stage just left of center, with the french horns just behind, and above; while with this other equipment the placement of these instruments is vague, and seems to wander. Then they listen, and they say,"wow, I never noticed that, this guy can really hear!"

So the audiologists are not wrong, but they can only measure what they know how to measure. A similar issue arose years ago when it was noticed that amplifiers that measure the same, sound different. And Matti Otala, in Japan, then identified and measured slew rate and TIM (transient Intermodulation Distortion) as previously unknown factors that nobody know about, let alone how to measure. I think the capacity of the human ear to make fine discriminations is remarkable, and the scientists have a way to go before it can be explained.

Dee, I hope it goes well for you. Best Wishes.
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Old 02-23-2019   #6
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Rob- the weird element is that I am fine with headphones , although I now recognise that my 80s system was geared towards minimal bass - Pink Triangle etc .
Because the high frequencies are missing , low frequencies are perceived as LOUD - even men talking is like shouting to me , school was terrible - scribbling on the blackboard , unable to keep up with the lecture ... and totally unaware that it is not like this for everyone ... it took me ages to work out that there is genuine bullying and perceived bullying from what others consider every day impact.
No wonder I have hidden behind a camera !!!
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Fuji X-Pro 1 and X-M1 joined by neat X-T1

Contax/Kiev hybrids - Contax II silver /tan , Contax III + Kiev IV meter etc , Contax II , Kiev shutter from parts camera .
Minolta SR1s/SR7v/SRTs various !

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Old 02-23-2019   #7
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Good luck with the cochlear implant! I know two folks who had that done. I never through to ask their impressions of how music changed for them, but remember that Ludwig von Beethoven was just about stone deaf when his 9th Symphony was first performed and listened to it in his mind and by feeling the wooden planks of the floor with his bare feet. Where there is will, we find a way.

I'm long since thinking that anything about my photography is going to get "better" by buying another camera. I do buy cameras still once in a while for the joy of using them, of seeing what they see, etc. My latest camera acquisitions have all been older film cameras ... there's little compete with my Leicas and the Light L16 in the digital camera world that I'm willing to spend money on. I'd rather have the money to do other things with.

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