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General Photography Banter Thread

Discussion in 'Photography & Video' started by csimpson, Dec 16, 2009.

  1. herzeg

    herzeg Iron Photographer

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    I've been keeping an eye peeled for an F100 meself, F6 even if I came across a deal that I couldn't refuse; did you nab the one from Tassie? :)

    F100s have gone up about 40% in price over the last 12 months...
     
  2. holdennutta

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    I’d have preferred the f6 as well but the price of them is just a little too much for my level of seriousness at this stage.
    I did grab the one from Tassie! price seemed okay and images looked alright. It is missing the eyepiece thing though. I’m hoping one sold by a repair joint will be pretty much good to go otherwise.

    40% is a big jump! It has a fair bit of hype around the net so perhaps that’s driving the prices.
     
  3. Hater

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    What causes these weird lines and stuff? Want to learn how to not have the next roll do this:

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  4. davidblight

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    They're light leaks - check around the film door to see if the foam needs replacement.

    Although for a lot of people they're definitely part of the film aesthetic - even to the point they'll open the camera briefly without rewinding just to get the film burn look...
     
  5. Hater

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    Ah crap. I do have a foam replacement kit but I am in no way competent enough to change them
     
  6. holdennutta

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    Ha yep. My Nikomat EL has them too. Going to grab a foam kit for it and the FTN. Ruined about a third of the roll for me.
     
  7. Deftone2k

    Deftone2k In the Darkroom

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    Most older cameras if you pick them up and they have light seals should get replaced if it's something that is going to bother you :)

    Can get them off eBay but also if you find an older rangefinder of sorts it can be a good idea to send for a CLA to get it aligned and seals done etc.
     
  8. holdennutta

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    F100 arrived today.

    pretty reasonable quality. Was a bit dirty and I had to clean it a bit but function seems very good. Missing the viewfinder glass/rubber thing. Had to order a new one and I don’t think I’ll cope with knowing the prism etc all exposed!

    screw drive AF actually sounds like a cordless drill. Amazing!
     
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  9. Hater

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    What is CLA? I have booked my EM into Andersons Camera Repairs to have them replace it's light seals, but I also have a 1957 Voightlander Vito BL that my Opa owned i'd like to start using again

    It works but it has light leak and dust everywhere issues

    Ah, clean, lube, adjust...

    Where would you even get that done these days!
     
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  10. Deftone2k

    Deftone2k In the Darkroom

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    There are a few places in Sydney that can do it.

    Camera Clinic in Melbourne also - https://www.cameraclinic.com.au/index.php/en/

    Different places specialise in different cameras. Quite often people will send cameras to the US/Japan for a CLA if they want it done by some of the best technicians.

    I can recommend Sydney Camera Repairs they fixed up my Contax T2 and Makina 67 last year. It does take some time but worth reaching out - http://sydneycamerarepairs.com.au/

    There is also Five Star Camera Repairs - http://fivestarcamerarepairs.com.au/

    Websites generally crap... but they do answer emails.

    F16 in Brisbane - http://www.f16cameraservice.com.au/
     
  11. Hater

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    Sydney Camera repairs won't touch it :(

    Oh well. Might take it to Europe next time I go and get the germans to do it...
     
  12. Deftone2k

    Deftone2k In the Darkroom

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    Camera Clinic AFAIK is the Leica repair crew in Oz so :)

    Mainline Photo in Crowsnest used to be the Disti for Voightlander as well IIRC so could be worth reaching out to them.
     
  13. Athiril

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    The Canon 800mm f/11 looks like exactly something I would love to have when we’re allowed to travel again. And priced at $899 US by the looks too. I want it on my Sony :upset:
     
  14. Hater

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    Voigtlanders shutter broke :( I got two frames into the last roll and then a giant black spot and then pure nothingness.

    That sucks.

    I think I prefer the Rangefinder to the SLR. Hmm. Leica cameras are pretty well known so if I buy one, in the future having it repaired will have no problems. I only want a film one so it shouldn't cost too muc...

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    what the fuck
     
  15. mtma

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    I don't think any other camera brand has stores which are set up like a jewellers.
     
  16. Hater

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    Eh who cares last thing I need is more GAS heh

    Got the seals replaced in the EM and it's all I need, it's working sweet!

    I am getting more and more confused as to what a good photo is though. I just don't know. Googling it just makes me more confused. It's almost like a bunch of photographers high on their own supply just spend hours talking about their photos looking for hidden meaning in every little thing, whereas most people just go "hey, cool bird" and move on

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  17. metalrain

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    Anyone seen the Nikon Z mount 24-50mm kit lens? That's kinda neat having a small collapsing full frame zoom lens, but might be overpriced for the slow aperture, especially at 50mm. I have a friend with a Nikon Z7 and he's get excited about it. Also, the new Z5 seems like reasonably priced full frame body.

     
  18. lonewolf1983

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    definitely targetted at the RP, and i think its a really good play (the z5)
    Dual slots was a deal breaker for some, and SD is the way for many people anyway.
    can pick up the 24-70 f4 pretty cheap 2nd hand which i'd prefer over the slow zoom, but some people want uber compact.

    Interested to see how the ISO performance is since its not BSI, so probably 1 gen behind in that regard
     
  19. Xang

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    The Z5 looks great for D750 shooters who can't afford to swap systems.

    Struggling to see another target market.
     
  20. millsy

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    Such is the nature of art really, can never really put your finger on it. You can have a perfectly composed and exposed photo that no one likes because it's boring. You'll often hear people say 'my best photo is one of my poorest technically' simply because it captured something.

    Whilst obviously the merits of the author and their own photography (as with anything) is up for debate, I've always enjoyed the writings of ming thein on the topics of what makes good photos. I may be paraphasing him wrong but roughly he says something along the lines of "if you look at a photo and don't see the point of it, or your attention isn't drawn to something, it's probably not a good photo".
     

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