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Forum: Film Processing, Scanning, and Darkroom 11-03-2011, 07:40 PM  
what do you think of this? scanner
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I picked up an Ion film scanner for less than $40. While I wouldn't use it for its final product, it works great for cataloging my old negatives.
There's definitely enough to make decisions as to whether to do more with the frame.
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 07-10-2011, 11:58 PM  
Dedicated to the lovers of bicycles
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Frisco velodrome, just north of Dallas, TX

Forum: Film SLRs and Compact Film Cameras 06-30-2011, 09:31 PM  
:cool: Lets see those ''film'' shots
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I ran across this at Frugal Photographer. They're claiming it's a good replacement for tech pan, and folks are even using it for micro-manufacturing.
Personal microfilm products in the Frugal Photographer catalog
http://www.frugalphotographer.com/catBluefire.htm
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 06-30-2011, 08:51 AM  
Thematic Your FOOD shots
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I didn't put too much effort into the artistic qualities of this shot, but It'll post it because it was so deliciously evil.
Forum: Photographic Technique 06-30-2011, 06:38 AM  
So one of my photos went nuts on the net..
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With the way everything's changing, it's really difficult to maintain an older standard of protecting one's IP rights. I'd say the least stressful way is to watermark everything and just bask in the fact that your image is being seen far and wide by folks who otherwise would never have seen it.
Then be flexible and keep your eyes open for ways to capitalize on it, as several have mentioned above.

After all, once you've posted something on the internet... chances are that if folks want it, it'll get out whether you want it to or not.
I'd sure hate to feel like I had to keep all my images in a shoebox again, though.
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 06-30-2011, 06:28 AM  
Dedicated to the lovers of bicycles
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Roadside snack in Little Rock... self portrait.

My wife and I used to frequently ride around White Rock Lake, in Dallas, TX.
Forum: Film SLRs and Compact Film Cameras 06-29-2011, 03:35 PM  
Introduce your... film Pentax!
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Wow, hide, I like that leather. There's a fellow I know from another board who specializes in "post-apocalyptic-distressed" leather goods, like holsters and scabbards. As my K1000 is in good shape save for an old ding or two in the top cover, I may check with him to see if I can get a sheet of his material for it.
...and maybe a barbed-wire strap... :D
Forum: Photographic Technique 06-27-2011, 08:41 PM  
Answer this question: Why Do You Love Photography?
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I like to share my experiences, and don't always have someone along. Taking a good photograph is a way to "save" a slice of what I was seeing, so I can share it later.
Of course, that doesn't always work well, depending on whether I'm flying, canoeing, hunting
or whatever... but I still take a P&S along even then.
Forum: Film SLRs and Compact Film Cameras 06-27-2011, 08:37 PM  
Introduce your... film Pentax!
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That's what I was figuring. Most of the ones I'd been considering for this camera, before I knew it had one already attached, were the pretenders... and even they're selling for half of what I paid for the camera.
I think I'll have fun with this one, especially as I was really missing my old one anyway. Heck... I may even treat it to some nicer leather. :D
Forum: Film SLRs and Compact Film Cameras 06-27-2011, 05:38 PM  
Introduce your... film Pentax!
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"Asahi" K1000 with a 28/f3.5 Super Takumar M42 lens.

Finally got the Pentax I won on eBay, and I'm thinking if the guy had shown and described it more accurately, it might have gone for a bit more than the $26 I gave for it and the Vivitar Auto 2600 flash.
It was very well packed (almost didn't find the flash in all the packing) and arrived with no shipping damage. The only obvious problem at first glance was one of the front leatherette panels wasn't quite lined up well... but that's fixable.
The lens looked fine, and the shutter seems to work fine at different speeds, and it's certainly cleaner inside than out (though not bad outside either). Meter wasn't twitching, but a trip to the Battery Depot fixed that right up. When I depressed the release to remove the lens... it just started turning. No bayonet? Oh, yeah... M42! I looked more closely and the adapter is marked Asahi Pentax. Woot! So, no 50/2 for the moment, but that's easily remedied.

Oh yeah... the plastic pad on the rewind lever is missing. Gotta find one of those, or fabricate something...

I burned a roll of film while Zoe and I had supper, and had it developed at Walgreen's. The photos came out well, and the meter seems to have done a good job.

All in all, a good camera to clean up and hopefully pass on to Zoe when/if she's old enough to appreciate it... if she turns her nose up at it, no loss to me.
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 06-26-2011, 06:55 AM  
post your shots of the airplanes
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Heavily modified Boeing Stearman at Country Air Estates (a Fun Fly we had a few years ago)

Forum: Film SLRs and Compact Film Cameras 06-23-2011, 10:47 PM  
Pentax PZ-1p for professional rigors
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Geez. Now I've got this bright idea of taping random pictures to the back of my K1000, just to throw people off. :D
Forum: Film SLRs and Compact Film Cameras 06-22-2011, 11:00 AM  
Learning a Rangefinder
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Yeah, many street environments do mask noisy cameras pretty well, but there are plenty of times, at the River Market for instance, that it was obvious when an SLR photographer was at work.
When I did the candid shots at a friend's wedding, I sure could have used this here Canonet with its fast lens and quiet operation.
Forum: Film SLRs and Compact Film Cameras 06-21-2011, 09:37 PM  
Learning a Rangefinder
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In many circles, a rangefinder is *the* camera for candid street photography, being a lot less of an intrusion than an SLR (at least, perceived as such), and so much quieter. Also, the QL17 has such a fast lens that it's a natural for available light photography, and a good pick for places like museums and churches for the aforementioned reasons. Some folks get really good at zone focusing and shooting from the hip... though I haven't really tried it yet.

I recently picked up a GIII QL17 for $25 with a sticky shutter. I'm looking for a shop that can fix it. Mark Hama will go through it stem-to-stern for $125, well worth the cost for such a nice specimen.
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 06-21-2011, 06:14 PM  
Lowballed an auction...
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Yeah, it has a 28/3.5 Super Takumar.
It's been a couple days, I've paid for the thing already and still waiting for the first peep from the seller.

edit: I got the first and second peep all at once a few minutes ago. He assures me that the camera is in good working order, and that the delay is due to his father's recent death (what terrible timing). I googled him and everything he said can be backed up, so I'm a lot more comfortable than I'd been getting. He says he can ship the camera out by Thursday.
Forum: Film SLRs and Compact Film Cameras 06-21-2011, 11:24 AM  
:cool: Lets see those ''film'' shots
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Taken with my nikon FM10 (replacement for my sorely missed, stolen K1000) with expired Fujicolor 400.
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 06-21-2011, 11:20 AM  
Lowballed an auction...
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....so here I am. I bid an absurdly low amount on a K1000 I saw on eBay, and I was kinda missing my old one anyway (it was stolen outta my van years ago), and
was shocked to find that I'd won. So... now I'm waiting for it to be shipped to me, and hoping that it really is in good working order as claimed.
Heck, even if it needs a CLA and some minor repair, I may be able to get it right for less than what a market-value K woulda cost me.

*fingers crossed*
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