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11-02-2014, 07:16 PM   #826
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QuoteOriginally posted by XMACHINA Quote
Years before SLT technology had even been invented, Sony had released the a900 and a850, both of which are image stabilized.
I doubt that.

SLT technology was seen in the 1965 Canon Pellix:

Canon Pellix - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Oh, we cared, back in the day, because we could always crank the enlarger up to the top of the post!
And when we reached the top of the post we pulled a wider angle lens from a cheap camera and made a cheap mount so we could use it instead of the lens that came with the enlarger. Back in the days when all lenses had aperture rings, you could do such things. Of course, you got double distortion... distortion from the original lens on the camera, and more distortion from the lens you modified to use with your enlarger.
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QuoteOriginally posted by lytrytyr Quote
I doubt that.

SLT technology was seen in the 1965 Canon Pellix:

Canon Pellix - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sorry, but no. "SLT" specifically refers to:

"...a Sony proprietary designation for Sony Alpha cameras which employ a pellicle mirror, electronic viewfinder, and phase-detection autofocus system. They employ the same Minolta A-mount as Sony Alpha DSLR cameras."

Reference: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sony_SLT_camera
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QuoteOriginally posted by normhead Quote
And when we reached the top of the post we pulled a wider angle lens from a cheap camera and made a cheap mount so we could use it instead of the lens that came with the enlarger. Back in the days when all lenses had aperture rings, you could do such things. Of course, you got double distortion... distortion from the original lens on the camera, and more distortion from the lens you modified to use with your enlarger.
Or turn the post around 180 degrees and project on the floor instead of the standard enlarger base . Some enlarger heads could rotate 90 degrees (didn't have one of these) to project sideways onto the wall - creating up to WAY too much magnification.

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Or turn the post around 180 degrees and project on the floor instead of the standard enlarger base . Some enlarger heads could rotate 90 degrees (didn't have one of these) to project sideways onto the wall - creating up to WAY too much magnification.
At one time or another I did all those things... these young whipper snappers just don't know what they're missing. But hey, if you saw Blow-Up, you were inspired. It was very disappointing I never found even one murder in the background of any of my pictures.
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At one time or another I did all those things... these young whipper snappers just don't know what they're missing. But hey, if you saw Blow-Up, you were inspired. It was very disappointing I never found even one murder in the background of any of my pictures.

You just need to do some more photography in Detroit.
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QuoteOriginally posted by normhead Quote
At one time or another I did all those things... these young whipper snappers just don't know what they're missing. But hey, if you saw Blow-Up, you were inspired. It was very disappointing I never found even one murder in the background of any of my pictures.
Well, there's still the "convince two girls to model" part (and following), or the "get the broken guitar from the rockstar in the club" part...
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You just need to do some more photography in Detroit.
I lived I Windsor for 6 years, so, that would be funny if it weren't so painful. I was there for the riots, for the time when Detroit was pretty much the murder capital of the world. A friend had an apartment in the middle of it all. You had a poor population both blacks and white , so impoverished and so lacking in hope they were dangerous, a police force so under siege they adopted a bunker mentality, wouldn't even go in to many neighbourhoods without at least 6 officers, who drew their guns before they said "hello". I'm not sure there's anything like it today.

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QuoteOriginally posted by normhead Quote
I lived I Windsor for 6 years, so, that would be funny if it weren't so painful. I was there for the riots, for the time when Detroit was pretty much the murder capital of the world. A friend had an apartment in the middle of it all. You had a poor population both blacks and white , so impoverished and so lacking in hope they were dangerous, a police force so under siege they adopted a bunker mentality, wouldn't even go in to many neighbourhoods without at least 6 officers, who drew their guns before they said "hello". I'm not sure there's anything like it today.
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QuoteOriginally posted by normhead Quote
I lived I Windsor for 6 years, so, that would be funny if it weren't so painful. I was there for the riots, for the time when Detroit was pretty much the murder capital of the world. A friend had an apartment in the middle of it all. You had a poor population both blacks and white , so impoverished and so lacking in hope they were dangerous, a police force so under siege they adopted a bunker mentality, wouldn't even go in to many neighbourhoods without at least 6 officers, who drew their guns before they said "hello". I'm not sure there's anything like it today.
Funny, I lived in Dearborn for ~6 years.
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Funny, I lived in Dearborn for ~6 years.
One of my dads friends was the Minister of the Unitarian Church in Dearborn, I was there a few times. The guy's son, who was a few years younger than me had an AA battery and a 6 volt ignition coil attached to the door of his room. If you weren't careful when you went to visit, you could get quite the jolt, which of course followed by howls of laughter, followed by the explanation that even though it was like 24,000 volts, because there was no amperage it didn't kill you. There ya go, a lesson learned in Dearborn. Not a terribly useful one but hey...

In terms of my ability to remember something that happen so long ago... getting hit with 24,000 volts tends to stand out in your mind...
Some will say that explains a lot about me... but I'm not encouraging them.

My line is I made full recovery, that's my story and I'm sticking to it.
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QuoteOriginally posted by normhead Quote
One of my dads friends was the Minister of the Unitarian Church in Dearborn, I was there a few times. The guy's son, who was a few years younger than me had an AA battery and a 6 volt ignition coil attached to the door of his room. If you weren't careful when you went to visit, you could get quite the jolt, which of course followed by howls of laughter, followed by the explanation that even though it was like 24,000 volts, because there was no amperage it didn't kill you. There ya go, a lesson learned in Dearborn. Not a terribly useful one but hey...

In terms of my ability to remember something that happen so long ago... getting hit with 24,000 volts tends to stand out in your mind...
Some will say that explains a lot about me... but I'm not encouraging them.

My line is I made full recovery, that's my story and I'm sticking to it.
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Parts of Detroit are supposedly getting better (like Greektown), but I don't go down there very often.

A work buddy says that when he goes down to Detroit for an event, he runs all of the red lights to avoid getting car jacked. He also avoids taking the interstate freeway through Detroit in the off chance that his car brakes down!
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Parts of Detroit are supposedly getting better (like Greektown), but I don't go down there very often.

A work buddy says that when he goes down to Detroit for an event, he runs all of the red lights to avoid getting car jacked. He also avoids taking the interstate freeway through Detroit in the off chance that his car brakes down!
Wow! That sounds like Johannesburg (South Africa)! I visited Dearborn years ago, but never Detroit itself.
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Detroit is on average at least five times worse than Dearborn.

If you're there in the morning you're fine, though. I do NOT recommend running the red lights, that's just silly.

---------- Post added 11-04-14 at 12:22 PM ----------

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