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07-03-2009, 11:40 AM   #1
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EXIF information from my Spotmatic?

HA!
I made you look
Here is some limited exif data from my recent test roll shot with the Spotmatic...



Thanks,

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i bought some nice set of forms from a forum member on half letter-size card which makes it easy to fill in details. although i have never bothered yet, the MZ-S records data
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I have noticed the digital crowd is obsessed with gathering data.
I guess even if your pictures suck at least you can crunch numbers.

For film users recording data on each shot may be useful for testing,
but IMO is unnecessary for general photography. It's a PITA too.

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07-05-2009, 10:17 AM   #4
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QuoteOriginally posted by ChrisPlatt Quote
I have noticed the digital crowd is obsessed with gathering data.
I guess even if your pictures suck at least you can crunch numbers.

For film users recording data on each shot may be useful for testing,
but IMO is unnecessary for general photography. It's a PITA too.

Chris
Come on Chris, you know you like pulling out the pen and note pad with your spare hands.

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you know it's a pain in the ass ... but pictures just look more professional when they are presented with some EXIF details
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QuoteOriginally posted by k100d Quote
you know it's a pain in the ass ... but pictures just look more professional when they are presented with some EXIF details
Yeah, just like in galleries and museums...

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If you scan your negs, you can very easily add EXIF data with Filmtagger, a GUI frontend for EXIFtool. I use it for every roll--it's very quick.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ChrisPlatt Quote
Yeah, just like in galleries and museums...
i did go to a gallery where the information about the picture included the camera, shutter speed and aperture. helped me to appreciate the photo better.

i also bought some japanese film camera mags and the "exifs" are noted as well, very helpful

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I have been tempted to use the record feature of my old Creative MuVo MP3 player sort of like a dictaphone to take verbal notes. I lack the discipline to use a written pad. I suppose I could also leave myself voicemails or short text memos on my cell phone.

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QuoteOriginally posted by k100d Quote
i did go to a gallery where the information about the picture included the camera, shutter speed and aperture. helped me to appreciate the photo better.

i also bought some japanese film camera mags and the "exifs" are noted as well, very helpful
How does any of the exif data help you appreciate someone elses photographs?
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QuoteOriginally posted by ChrisPlatt Quote
I have noticed the digital crowd is obsessed with gathering data.
I guess even if your pictures suck at least you can crunch numbers.

For film users recording data on each shot may be useful for testing,
but IMO is unnecessary for general photography. It's a PITA too.

Chris
Part of the reason I am so fond of shooting at f8. If anybody asks me, I can answer with a fair degree of confidence, "Oh, I shot that at f8".
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Very funny. Brings back memories of waiting for the slides to come in the mail and then checking the note pad to see where I screwed up all the shots.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Steve Beswick Quote
How does any of the exif data help you appreciate someone elses photographs?
because it is going beyond "oh it's a nice picture". as a "photographer" i am interested in how the picture was taken

QuoteOriginally posted by Mike Cash Quote
Part of the reason I am so fond of shooting at f8. If anybody asks me, I can answer with a fair degree of confidence, "Oh, I shot that at f8".
i do that all the time too ... f8 is default for me
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I guess I need to send my Spot F to Eric to get the EXIF generator fixed.
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