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01-18-2014, 12:52 PM   #3481
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QuoteOriginally posted by Nesster Quote
Steve you cunning... linguist...


Unscramble Hocir


Oh, and I have to mention this:
Perhaps we should make a Hocir label to apply over the Ricoh label?


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QuoteOriginally posted by Racer X 69 Quote
Stanley Kubrick was a genius.
Yes, the "candle light scene(s)" of Barry Lyndon are superb ... Untitled Document

" ... At the very early stages of his preparation for "BARRY LYNDON", Kubrick scoured the world looking for exotic, ultra-fast lenses, because he knew he would be shooting extremely low light level scenes. It was his objective, incredible as it seemed at the time, to photograph candle-lit scenes in old English castles by only the light of the candles themselves! A former still photographer for Look magazine, Kubrick has become extremely knowledgeable with regard to lenses and, in fact, has taught himself every phase of the technical application of his filming equipment. He called one day to ask me if I thought I could fit a Zeiss lens he had procured, which had a focal length of 50mm and a maximum aperture of f/O.7. He sent me the dimensional specifications, and I reported that it was impossible to fit the lens to his BNC because of its large diameter and also because the rear element came within 4mm of the film plane. Stanley, being the meticulous craftsman that he is, would not take 'No" for an answer and persisted until I reluctantly agreed to take a hard look at the problem. ..."

" ...
The Zeiss 50mm and 36.5mm, f/0.7 lenses used to film candlelight sequences for "Barry Lyndon" without the addition of artificial light were originally still-camera lenses developed for use by NASA in the Apollo Moon-landing program, and modified by Cinema Products Corp. The 50mm lens, shown here in focusing mount, had to have the adjustable shutter blade, necessary for still photography, removed for filming. ..."
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QuoteOriginally posted by Nesster Quote
For Pentax Fanboys everywhere - Ricoh is just a scrambled version of Choir.


There. That should cease all the whining.

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QuoteOriginally posted by stevebrot Quote
Perhaps we should make a Hocir label to apply over the Ricoh label?

Steve
HOCIR, HOCIR, HOCIR !!!

REDRUM, REDRUM, REDRUM !!!

(More Kubrick via King ...)

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Toyko is destroyed while the masses chant...HOCIR! HOCIR! HOCIR!


Only then will I buy a K-3! For then the OP will return and give his blessing to the purchase!


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... For then the OP will return and give his blessing to the purchase!

Steve
There was an OP for this thread?! What did he or she say ...?
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Something about not buying the K3, not that I can blame the OP.
If it came with a bag of bacon bits and a block of cheese, I might consider.
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Alright, where did everyone go??
Came home with the new Vin Diesel RIDDICK. Sat down and watched it twice, while consuming a plate full of crackers and Cheese. Happy days

01-18-2014, 03:36 PM   #3489
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There was an OP for this thread?! What did he or she say ...?
We're not entirely certain, Jean. He appears to have an aversion to cheese and whine. And Choirs. Or something.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Jean Poitiers Quote
There was an OP for this thread?! ...?
Yes, there was; but for some strange reason he hasn't made another post since the thread starter.
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Yes, there was; but for some strange reason he hasn't made another post since the thread starter.
Pity! This one is so much fun, it would be good for the OP to return and do another!


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The fun is about to come to a screeching halt.
People, you need to make sure that the bacon and cheese survival kit is up to snuff because...Tokyo will be toast.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Jean Poitiers Quote
Yes, the "candle light scene(s)" of Barry Lyndon are superb ... Untitled Document

" ... At the very early stages of his preparation for "BARRY LYNDON", Kubrick scoured the world looking for exotic, ultra-fast lenses, because he knew he would be shooting extremely low light level scenes. It was his objective, incredible as it seemed at the time, to photograph candle-lit scenes in old English castles by only the light of the candles themselves! A former still photographer for Look magazine, Kubrick has become extremely knowledgeable with regard to lenses and, in fact, has taught himself every phase of the technical application of his filming equipment. He called one day to ask me if I thought I could fit a Zeiss lens he had procured, which had a focal length of 50mm and a maximum aperture of f/O.7. He sent me the dimensional specifications, and I reported that it was impossible to fit the lens to his BNC because of its large diameter and also because the rear element came within 4mm of the film plane. Stanley, being the meticulous craftsman that he is, would not take 'No" for an answer and persisted until I reluctantly agreed to take a hard look at the problem. ..."

" ...
The Zeiss 50mm and 36.5mm, f/0.7 lenses used to film candlelight sequences for "Barry Lyndon" without the addition of artificial light were originally still-camera lenses developed for use by NASA in the Apollo Moon-landing program, and modified by Cinema Products Corp. The 50mm lens, shown here in focusing mount, had to have the adjustable shutter blade, necessary for still photography, removed for filming. ..."
Neat stuff Jean!
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The fun is about to come to a screeching halt. People, you need to make sure that the bacon and cheese survival kit is up to snuff because...Tokyo will be toast.
Cocked, locked, and ready to ROCK!!!! Gotta pantry full of cheese, bacon and crackers too!!!
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Cocked, locked, and ready to ROCK!!!! Gotta pantry full of cheese, bacon and crackers too!!!
Yes Sir
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