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01-14-2012, 08:20 AM   #1066
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Pioneer, it was over 40 years ago. I think I was at the east end of town looking west along the main street, but I don't recall where I was standing when I took the picture since I'm clearly above the street. I have three other images of this scene (I bracketed the shot); I'll scan them and post them.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Bythorn Quote
Pioneer, it was over 40 years ago. I think I was at the east end of town looking west along the main street, but I don't recall where I was standing when I took the picture since I'm clearly above the street. I have three other images of this scene (I bracketed the shot); I'll scan them and post them.
I can certainly understand the remembering part. Looking closer it appears that the picture was probably taken from the top of the hill on 4th street looking back down towards and across Idaho, which is the main street. That explains the elevation and I can see the Henderson Building on the left, which is still the only 3 story structure in town, and on the extreme right hand border you can just see the head of White King, the polar bear that is the symbol of the Commercial Casino. I printed your shot and I'll try and go out this evening.

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Hi, I've been following this thread, and was wondering if I could possibly join in on the fun.

Also, if there is any interest in having a MX body join the tour, I would be happy to contribute one as well. Kind of like a vintage Pentax roadshow.
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Finally got out to do a little shooting today. Unfortunately it was in the early-mid afternoon, and most of the buildings on campus face east or north, so the best time to photograph them is in the morning. Still, I got a few frames that should be at least halfway decent today, and tomorrow promises good weather too, so tomorrow morning could well turn out to be Photograph Clemson University Architecture Day.

On a side note, the photography club has its first meeting of the semester on Tuesday. I'm gonna check it out; word is they've got access to a complete darkroom that's available for club members' use.

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Hopefully some of them will be discerning enough to appreciate the Sightseer. Thanbks for keeping the thread up-to-date!
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QuoteOriginally posted by EddieAmzel Quote
Hi, I've been following this thread, and was wondering if I could possibly join in on the fun.

Also, if there is any interest in having a MX body join the tour, I would be happy to contribute one as well. Kind of like a vintage Pentax roadshow.
The MX is another great camera, but part of the charm of the Screwmount tour is working with an un-metered camera, and with the amazing construction of both the SV and the Takumar lenses. The MX and Pentax-M lenses are a completely different experience: a TTL meter changes the workflow, and the construction has a different feel.

Perhaps you should start another thread on "Sightseeing K-mount" as a parallel tour for folks that want to try the 1970s photographic experience. I could also dig up an MX and a couple of M lenses if there is any interest.

The MX is one of my favorite "user" cameras, but the more I work with the pre-meter cameras the more I appreciate them - probably because my first SLR was a new H1a in about 1965.
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QuoteOriginally posted by EddieAmzel Quote
Hi, I've been following this thread, and was wondering if I could possibly join in on the fun.

Also, if there is any interest in having a MX body join the tour, I would be happy to contribute one as well. Kind of like a vintage Pentax roadshow.
EddieAmzel: I'm sure lots of members here have never shot with film, or never with an MX, which has its own pleasures, just as shooting with an SV does. If you want to start a tour, think up a name (The Commuting K-Mount?) and start a thread in the Film Forum! If you would like, PM me for a brief discussion of how the Sightseer is packed and how the list works.

QuoteOriginally posted by TomB_tx Quote
The MX is another great camera, but part of the charm of the Screwmount tour is working with an un-metered camera, and with the amazing construction of both the SV and the Takumar lenses. The MX and Pentax-M lenses are a completely different experience: a TTL meter changes the workflow, and the construction has a different feel.

Perhaps you should start another thread on "Sightseeing K-mount" as a parallel tour for folks that want to try the 1970s photographic experience. I could also dig up an MX and a couple of M lenses if there is any interest.

The MX is one of my favorite "user" cameras, but the more I work with the pre-meter cameras the more I appreciate them - probably because my first SLR was a new H1a in about 1965.
I enjoyed my times with the Sightseeing Screwmount so much that I got a beater H1a at an estate sale, then a decent SV from a member. I wouldn't say I want to do all my photography with a pre-meter camera but a roll every now and then sure is fun.
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Thanks for the suggestion guys; it makes sense to have a separate thread for an MX.

I'm definitely interested in an opportunity with the SV if there's availability at the end of the list.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Bythorn Quote
Pioneer, it was over 40 years ago. I think I was at the east end of town looking west along the main street, but I don't recall where I was standing when I took the picture since I'm clearly above the street. I have three other images of this scene (I bracketed the shot); I'll scan them and post them.
Are you interested in getting on the list? :bigthumbsup:
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Another little update for everyone:

I haven't been able to do a whole lot with the sightseer; the combination of classes, homework, other things that need done, and lots of rain has unfortunately given me very little time to go shooting. As it stands, I'm halfway through my first roll. Hopefully I'll be able to complete a second before the time comes to pass on the Sightseer.

As for the photo meeting, nobody would have commented on the Sightseer if I hadn't brought it up in conversation. The general opinion was that the whole thing was a neat idea, but nobody seemed to have more than a passing interest.
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Another update!

Unfortunately I still haven't been able to get out at all; I've had more to do than I expected I would. I figure I'll just take the time from somewhere, finish off this one roll, and send the Sightseer on its way. No sense in allowing it to languish on my desk for weeks, or more.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Stevopedia Quote
Another update!

Unfortunately I still haven't been able to get out at all; I've had more to do than I expected I would. I figure I'll just take the time from somewhere, finish off this one roll, and send the Sightseer on its way. No sense in allowing it to languish on my desk for weeks, or more.
Isn't it awful when life gets in the way . . . ?

Keep the camera the extra time you need to take the pictures you need to take.
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Hey, I finally was able to get back on here and I noticed that my name came up (quite a while ago!). Sorry to flake out! My Spotmatic broke last summer so I wasn't doing any film shots. (And I didn't subscribe to email notifications on this thread. Oops.) Anyway, I apologize for not coming back and checking in. I recently had an older friend who knows a little about cameras look at my Spotty and he "fixed" it (or at least, film now loads and I can take pictures).

If you wouldn't mind adding me to the list again (at the bottom of course) that would be really nice, but if not, I understand. Again, my apologies!
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QuoteOriginally posted by monochrome Quote
Isn't it awful when life gets in the way . . . ?

Keep the camera the extra time you need to take the pictures you need to take.
Agreed! I think I had it for three weeks on my last round. Put about 5 rolls through though


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