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03-02-2010, 11:41 AM   #616
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My shots with the Sightseer are in this thread, several posts back. I shot 3 rolls with it. Two of them were totally meterless. Just judging based on sunny 16 rule. The third was using a K1000 as a meter for most of it. Film latitude helps as well. It is a very different approach that will teach you to think about what you are doing and to appreciate the evolution of photography. But it is not really very difficult.
I liked it so much I got my own SV with a Super Tak 55mm 1.8 that needs some TLC. I hope to get it back on the road soon.

LONG LIVE THE SIGHTSEER!

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QuoteOriginally posted by stevebrot Quote
As the others have said, the metering is not as hard as it might seem and most negative film is fairly forgiving. The Sekonic meter that ships with the camera is a nice little unit, but the scales are not very precise. It is also not very sensitive in low light. I have to admit to checking exposure using my K10D on a few occasions. That is perfectly acceptable.

In fact, you might want to spend a little time with the Sekonic and your dSLR before you shoot any film. Put the camera in M mode and figure the exposure settings using the hand-held meter. That should give you a good idea of how it behaves.

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Great idea in regards to using the meter along with my dslr. I'll definitely give that a shot!
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I did my shots san meter with pure guessing and the sunny 16 rule. It is not as hard as I initially anticipated. Wearing eyeglass prevent me from doing precise focusing in low f stops. But I bought myself a magnifing eyepiece which will help in macro photography. I would love to participate again if there will be a second round. Or you can put me next to Nesster in the 2nd round because we are practically in the same town. By the way Nesster's "porn" is great.

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QuoteOriginally posted by sein06231 Quote
I did my shots san meter with pure guessing and the sunny 16 rule. It is not as hard as I initially anticipated. Wearing eyeglass prevent me from doing precise focusing in low f stops. But I bought myself a magnifing eyepiece which will help in macro photography. I would love to participate again if there will be a second round. Or you can put me next to Nesster in the 2nd round because we are practically in the same town. By the way Nesster's "porn" is great.

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I verified you in the line up. If anyone wants a second round PM me and I'll change the (?) to a confirmation in the above list. Also if you don't want to let me know and I'll adjust the list accordingly. The list is confirmed until just after RML.

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Ah, an in-person hand-off then to Alex.

I've been thinking - I could add a lens to the travelling package, as I have one of the following to spare for a year or so , what would people most likely want to try?
- Super Tak 28/3.5 (I should really sell this one)
- Tamron-F 35/2.8
- one of the 135mm's - Yashinon DX 2.8 , Rikenon 2.8

I'd of course verify the chosen lens works with the Sv.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Nesster Quote

- Super Tak 28/3.5 (I should really sell this one)
I like to try this one before I go look for one. I am using a vivitar 28mm 2.5 preset.

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+1 on the Tak 28/3.5

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QuoteOriginally posted by stevebrot Quote
As mentioned above, participation on the Flickr group has been limited. There were also several users who had poor luck with the Sightseer and did not have any photos that they wanted to post. That is the reason behind the strong admonition to post the photos. No one is expecting high art. We are just interested in seeing the results and reading your impressions of using this fine tool.

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So I just logged into the group - first time in months - and I guess I can afford to upload some images. Let's use Flickr this time.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Stevopedia Quote
aw, it's a shame that no one else has joined up yet!

two weeks sounds reasonable to me. I haven't got a lightmeter (aside from my ist D ) so I was figuring I'd shoot with sunny 16... but if you're going to very kindly offer the use of the Sekonic, I won't turn it down!
lol, i just chased down a spotmatic and a K2...awaiting delivery so add me on the list pending delivery and hopefully functioning bodies ...that is if this journey is still going on
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lol, i just chased down a spotmatic and a K2...awaiting delivery so add me on the list pending delivery and hopefully functioning bodies ...that is if this journey is still going on
You are added to the list.

Here is what we have so far.


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Nesster- Currently has it
sein06231- (2nd round)
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lawsonstone- (?)
blue (2nd round)
ismaelg- (2nd round, I can personally deliver it in Mar 2011 )
straightshooter*
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Great i just bought some consumer rated film 400asa, me thinks Fujifilm xtra. I might have to bring out my tripod from retirement if i shoot anything slower.

Joined the Flickr Group, Sightseeing Screwmount

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First film through with the SV (second's color and gonna be developed tomorrow)... The SV is silky smooth, a real joy to use. These are with the Super Tak 55/1.8 that goes with... Arista Premium 400 - aka Tri-X in cheap clothing - developed in Fomapan Excel - aka Xtol in cheap clothing - and scanned on an Epson 4490. I'm amazed the sharpness doesn't suffer, as Tri-X / Arista Premium has a longitudinal curl you can't believe... I have the rest of the film under weight to try to flatten it a bit. This curling is one reason I prefer not to use Kodak b&w film.







On this one I had the lens at f/2 or so, and the shutter at 1/45 - the X sync speed on the dial. I estimated exposure and distance - did better with the exposure than distance, as I'm obviously focused on the stuff behind the man.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Nesster Quote





On this one I had the lens at f/2 or so, and the shutter at 1/45 - the X sync speed on the dial. I estimated exposure and distance - did better with the exposure than distance, as I'm obviously focused on the stuff behind the man.
You have the eye and the darkroom skills. My daughter could maybe do this, but not I just yet.

2. looks like the image was taken the same year the camera was built.
3. I'll be lucky to get exposure OR focus - I got neither the first time through. Been practicing with my K to get ready
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Thanks - I think the liquor store sign's 70's vintage (a pun!)
The estimating comes from using medium format folders a lot, it's not that difficult, except when you're shooting with large aperture.
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