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03-29-2009, 08:46 PM   #226
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These should all be fine.

Super Takumar 55 mm f1.8
Super Takumar 28mm f3.5
Super Multi Coated Takumar 200 mm f4
Super Takumar 35mm f3.5

The main problem would be with any version of the 50mm f/1.4. Thanks.

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Thanks !!!

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Oh, it's an Epson 4490 Photo, got it reconditioned last year, and my example has problems. But it can do medium format, and are generally well-regarded. ....negative carriers being a pain aside.
Thanks! I am torn between getting a dedicated film scanner and or a better flatbed. What to do...what to do?

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sightseer arrived safe and sound. she is sitting next to my own SV with film already loaded. I will probably not get to take her out for the first time until tomorrow or the next day, but I plan on picking up some Ektar and Tri-X tomorrow.

that Sekonic is a tiny bugger, I think I will be using my Studio-Deluxe II.
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QuoteOriginally posted by séamuis Quote
sightseer arrived safe and sound. she is sitting next to my own SV with film already loaded. I will probably not get to take her out for the first time until tomorrow or the next day, but I plan on picking up some Ektar and Tri-X tomorrow.

that Sekonic is a tiny bugger, I think I will be using my Studio-Deluxe II.
Yay! I actually didn't use the meter, myself, but that was cause I didn't have the stuff to repair the case flap (Or i would have offered to do that, ) and never got round to finding something else to carry it in. ) I used various meters and eyeballed quite a few shots. )

There's more images to come, btw, I'm just letting the negs flatten while I cope with a sniffle, here.

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sightseer arrived safe and sound. she is sitting next to my own SV with film already loaded. I will probably not get to take her out for the first time until tomorrow or the next day, but I plan on picking up some Ektar and Tri-X tomorrow.

that Sekonic is a tiny bugger, I think I will be using my Studio-Deluxe II.
Yes... Sekonic L-8 added for vintage flavor and for those who do not have a meter. Frankly I love vintage feel of the cameras, etc., but I use a digital Sekonic 308 Flashmate. Cost me $149.00 and it is DEAD accurate. Makes a great flash meter as well. Absolutely would not leave home without it.

I was thinking about picking up an old Gossen Pilot as that was the meter I learned on, but they really are not so great on low light situations. I imagine the old L-86Sekonic is not much better, but I am tempted to purchase one of these and send it along to the next recipient... Vintage Sekonic Light Meter Excellent Working Condition - eBay (item 300303583677 end time Apr-03-09 18:00:00 PDT)

Those downstream of the camera, let me know how you are fixed for a meter. if there are enough folks without one, I'll probably get one of these. Easier and much more straightforward to use than the L-8 that is currently with the camera...

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St. Louis has a several Sekonics.
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St. Louis has a several Sekonics.
And a cheap old Kalimar too
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Speaking of Pilots, you know what seems pretty neat? The current Sekonic Twinmate. I've kind of been eyeing them, (I'd like something I could wear on a cord around my neck without it being too big, when running around with the meterless cameras I have. Haven't tried one personally, but they're smaller, and powered. Kind of a bit retro-styled, though plastic. (but a little more EV range.)


Aaand, I forget what else I was thinking. Apart from asking if anyone had tried one.

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Speaking of Pilots, you know what seems pretty neat? The current Sekonic Twinmate. I've kind of been eyeing them, (I'd like something I could wear on a cord around my neck without it being too big, when running around with the meterless cameras I have. Haven't tried one personally, but they're smaller, and powered. Kind of a bit retro-styled, though plastic. (but a little more EV range.)


Aaand, I forget what else I was thinking. Apart from asking if anyone had tried one.
Yes! They are tiny really. I have been considering one of those as well. You know, they come with a flash shoe adapter so you can position them on your hot/cold shoe. Perfect. Any Sekonic I have ever used has been really quite good. I am sure this is not an exception.

Mike Cash has one. Perhaps he can give us his impressions.

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Yes! They are tiny really. I have been considering one of those as well. You know, they come with a flash shoe adapter so you can position them on your hot/cold shoe. Perfect. Any Sekonic I have ever used has been really quite good. I am sure this is not an exception.

Mike Cash has one. Perhaps he can give us his impressions.

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I also considered a twin mate for my SV, but in the end decided I didn't want to make the camera look foolish, and make my self look more 'pro' by walking around with a light meter around my neck. If I want to ruin the lines of the SV I will just get the Asahi Pentax meter designed for it.

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Easier and much more straightforward to use than the L-8 that is currently with the camera...
no joke there. I had to actually read the instructions to figure out what the heck I was looking at! with my SDII I just took it out of the box and it was self explanatory.

oh and Gwen, I think the ratty weather followed the sightseer. it was sunny and beautiful for days on end, but since I got her, its been almost non-stop rain. I picked up the film today, I already shot a roll of fuji just around the house, but over the next few days I will be out and about rain or not (unless of course its downright torrential)
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Thanks! I am torn between getting a dedicated film scanner and or a better flatbed. What to do...what to do?

Steve
I'm in the same boat...sigh...

$175 or so for a decent flatbed photo scanner
$350 or so for the dedicated film scanner that I'm most interested in

Decisions, decisions...

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QuoteOriginally posted by séamuis Quote
I also considered a twin mate for my SV, but in the end decided I didn't want to make the camera look foolish, and make my self look more 'pro' by walking around with a light meter around my neck. If I want to ruin the lines of the SV I will just get the Asahi Pentax meter designed for it.

no joke there. I had to actually read the instructions to figure out what the heck I was looking at! with my SDII I just took it out of the box and it was self explanatory.

oh and Gwen, I think the ratty weather followed the sightseer. it was sunny and beautiful for days on end, but since I got her, its been almost non-stop rain. I picked up the film today, I already shot a roll of fuji just around the house, but over the next few days I will be out and about rain or not (unless of course its downright torrential)
Pro? Is that what it'd look like? I look pretty silly with my Minolta Flashmeter worn that way.

I did have a quick look at that meter, it looks right to me, ...part of that period experience, too. I just didn't want to beat on the case.

We really need the rain, up here, though, I'll say. Though my sweetie brought home a sore throat from being out of it. Usually everything that runs around campus has a swipe at me, but this week...
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pro? Is that what it'd look like? I look pretty silly with my Minolta Flashmeter worn that way.
I don't know, I think having light meter around your neck makes you look 'pro' the same way carrying a 5D and a honking big off white L lens does. no? I carry mine like this guy, around the neck stashed in the front pocket...hrmm maybe its just because of the marlboro man look, the 6x7 and ridiculously big lens...
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Nah, the *real* pro look is being a smoker with long hair using a waist-level finder and a crank-wound camera.
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Nah, the *real* pro look is being a smoker with long hair using a waist-level finder and a crank-wound camera.
so if I aspire to be the 6x7 guy im not pro? damn I need a hasselblad, and to start smoking. I have the hair part down. 1/3 of the way there. I will trade a 6x7 for a hasselblad, anyone?
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