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10-28-2020, 11:43 PM - 3 Likes   #20821
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A week or so ago, one of the twist handles on my Bogen 3028 tripod head broke. This is not unusual on these older heads and interestingly enough parts are still available. However, there seemed to be a shortage last week and the price for a handle was not far off the price of a complete EX+ replacement from KEH. As a result, I now have two 3028 heads, with one having a broken handle. The replacement is pictured below and it is exceptionally clean. I bought my original copy as support for my 4x5 field camera and my understanding is that it was intended for that sort of load as well as medium format. Construction is mostly cast metal alloy and the design results in excellent rigidity in most orientations. The handles serve as ratcheted tighteners to allow tilt on two axes. Along with base pan, there is a admirable amount of flexibility for positioning without having the more typical long twist levers and limited motion of a standard 3-way head. FWIW, the Manfrotto 056 3-D Junior head is the present continuation of this basic design.

I knew I wanted to share this new arrival here, but was not sure how to craft an interesting photo until I noticed that it looked like a sci-fi space dock when viewed side-on, so there we have it.

Bogen 3028 Super 3-D


Pentax K-3, KMZ Helios 44M 58/2.0

For reference, the platform is 70mm x 80mm on a 60mm diameter base at 685gm.


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10-29-2020, 09:25 AM   #20822
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QuoteOriginally posted by 35mmfilmfan Quote

I've ordered my 'new' (refurbished) K3, that's what. After requesting, and receiving, advice from many members (thank you all again), I bit the bullet and clicked 'Pay'.

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I'm sure it's bad form to quote oneself, but Oscar Wilde did it !

Well, it came today - and went away, the Post Office declining to leave it in my 'safe place' despite a note on the door explaining that at my age and with underlying health 'issues', I was self-isolating (at last I have an excuse to be a Grumpy Old Man, and tell people where to go !!), and not answering the door.

Booked re-delivery for Saturday - a further note will be on the door warning that if my instructions are not followed, a complaint will be made to both the local Head Office, and my MP. After all, I want to live long enough to enjoy it !
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Pentax DA 50-200mm f/4-5.6 ED WR

Just picked this up from my PO Box today. It actually arrived yesterday, but I didn't check the tracking until after the Post Office closed, so I had to wait until today to pick it up. (Granted, I was stuck at work late yesterday, so I wouldn't have been able to get it anyway.) Today I made sure to get out of work on time, I actually finished up everything a tad early and left 5 minutes early, giving me plenty of time to make it to the post office.

I should have switched to my fast 50, but I was too anxious to put this one on that I just left my non-WR version of the lens on to take this picture which didn't turn out all that great. But now I've got a fun new lens to play with. It's even raining today, so maybe I'll take it for a spin in the rain even! Except I'm feeling rather lazy today and probably won't really give it a workout until this weekend.

I might have another new addition coming soon as I'm eyeing a K-5 iis that's up for sale at a price that I think I'm going to have to go for despite wanting to save money while also wanting to pick up a Q... (I also spotted a very inexpensive K-7 that I might pick up for my oldest if I don't hand mine down due to picking up a K-5 iis.)
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10-29-2020, 05:57 PM - 2 Likes   #20824
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Another 32g of ram.... turns out 32 wasn't enough in my new iMac..... so 64 it is.... 64g of ram from apple is $1,500..... 64g from aftermarket vendor was $460.

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An old highschool classmate sent me his late brothers Minolta Maxxum 7000. Looks interesting. I'll have to put batteries in and take it for a test drive.
10-29-2020, 06:52 PM   #20826
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QuoteOriginally posted by noelpolar Quote
Another 32g of ram.... turns out 32 wasn't enough in my new iMac..... so 64 it is.... 64g of ram from apple is $1,500..... 64g from aftermarket vendor was $460.
I'm on a borrowed 2017 MacBook Air... I was lloking to expand the 8MB RAM on it. UGH it is soldiered in. I cannot do much about it... Thinking myself of getting into an iMac.
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QuoteOriginally posted by edom31 Quote
I'm on a borrowed 2017 MacBook Air... I was lloking to expand the 8MB RAM on it. UGH it is soldiered in. I cannot do much about it... Thinking myself of getting into an iMac.
I have a Macbook pro with soldered ram as well.....when my Imac boots with nothing open it seems to use close to 20g..... with lighroom, photoshop and dxo open it uses the 40 in it up.... (I left the orignal 8 in it when adding 32). I'm not sure how much it matters on the iMac as the ssd is well integrated and fast.... but another 32g was only $220 delivered as they have a 15% off for a couple of days.
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QuoteOriginally posted by noelpolar Quote
I have a Macbook pro with soldered ram as well.....when my Imac boots with nothing open it seems to use close to 20g..... with lighroom, photoshop and dxo open it uses the 40 in it up.... (I left the orignal 8 in it when adding 32). I'm not sure how much it matters on the iMac as the ssd is well integrated and fast.... but another 32g was only $220 delivered as they have a 15% off for a couple of days.
I will eventually go iMac. My needsfor laptops left with the city. Also, I need something better than the 8MB I get now, I run Luminar 4 and it feels like dowloading a picture on 14.4 bps modem (Sorry for the cross reference).

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QuoteOriginally posted by edom31 Quote
I will eventually go iMac. My needsfor laptops left with the city. Also, I need something better than the 8MB I get now, I run Luminar 4 and it feels like dowloading a picture on 14.4 bps modem (Sorry for the cross reference).
I was once a 300 baud kind of guy.... so no appology needed.....
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QuoteOriginally posted by noelpolar Quote
I was once a 300 baud kind of guy.... so no appology needed.....
Ohh.. yep, I did not dwell there. I remember my mother being very proud of our early connection, which I enjoyed late night (I was/am a nerd), but I didn't have to do much else. I remember downloading my first mp3 track abt 3.5 mbs, took the whole night!
10-30-2020, 08:14 AM   #20831
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Zilch all weekend - but I won a VERY good eBay lot tonight, assuming it isn't all completely useless I've got an OM10 with 50mm 1.8 and manual speed control, a Pentax MG body, a Rikenon 50/2, a couple of cheapo 80-200 zooms, and a couple of flashes for 18.69 including postage. I really can't understand why I was the only bidder, but I'm really not going to complain! Sold as faulty because the seller (a charity) didn't test it, since either of the 50mm lenses or the manual speed control will probably pay for the entire lot if OK I think that there's a good chance I'll come out ahead.
Well... maybe I was tempting fate. With the exception of the manual speed control everything is faulty to some extent - fungus in all of the lenses and the Olympus body viewfinder, and the MG shutter isn't cocking, it just winds on. Fortunately the speed controller does work so it isn't a complete loss, and I can sell the remaining Olympus gear as a job lot, if I start it at a fiver even minimal bid ought to cover the rest of the cost.

Swings and roundabouts... I had to go out early for a dental appointment, and went on to Portobello Road earlier than usual because I knew this delivery was coming in the afternoon. While I was there I got a good clean Olympus Trip for a tenner. But this afternoon the temporary filling the dentist put in began to fall apart, so I'm inclined to think it really hasn't been my day...
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10-30-2020, 09:58 AM - 6 Likes   #20833
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QuoteOriginally posted by noelpolar Quote
I was once a 300 baud kind of guy.... so no appology needed.....
My best friend in grade school always had the latest tech including a 300 baud modem with an acoustic coupler!
When I got my direct dial 1200 baud he was so jealous!



We used it to download pre-Internet "porn", lol!

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QuoteOriginally posted by mattb123 Quote
My best friend in grade school always had the latest tech including a 300 baud modem with an acoustic coupler!
When I got my direct dial 1200 baud he was so jealous!



We used it to download pre-Internet "porn", lol!
I remember creating pictures with a typewriter, but never had a modem back then, except at work.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Canada_Rockies Quote
I remember creating pictures with a typewriter, but never had a modem back then, except at work.
I was 10 years old. Watching it fill in, character by character, line by line was both frustrating and so exciting! 1200 baud helped a lot!
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