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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 24,442
    Q: When is a Nikon not a Nikon?
    A: When it's a Mamiya!

    15719324632_32613da01b_b.jpgDSC_0557 by mhardy6647, on Flickr

    https://www.cameraquest.com/nfrex.htm
  • voltzvoltz Posts: 5,326
    I always wanted a Mamiya 645 medium format camera.
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 24,442
    mmmm :- )

    I have this weird -- nonlinearity -- when it comes to Mamiya products -- my first real camera was a mamiya/sekor 500TL (from Monkey Wards!), ca. 1973. My son has it now, and other than the light meter being kaput it still works fairly well.

    http://icouldbeahero.blogspot.com/2012/02/this-old-camera-mamiyasekor-500tl.html

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    The medium format Mamiya cameras and lenses were danged nice; the aforementioned son has a C330 TLR but I don't think he has one of their medium-format SLRs (I think the 645's an SLR, yes?). I don't think... ;- )

    camera stuff is at least as cool as hifi stuff! :- )
    It takes up less space, too... but it's not as interesting to listen to...
  • voltzvoltz Posts: 5,326
    edited November 2014
    Yeah I think it was a SLR style as the latest ones were mostly automatic. I forgot about the C330. I even look on over really hard before I bought a Bronica SQ, as I loved the looks of the Twin lens reflex like it and the Rolleiflex!
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 24,442
    heh -- the boy's got a Bronica, too... he's got the bug pretty bad :- )

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    http://icouldbeahero.blogspot.com/2014/01/zenza-bronica-etr.html

    He doesn't just collect shelf queens, either -- he feels quite strongly that the only reason to own cameras is to use 'em.

  • voltzvoltz Posts: 5,326
    That is cool, glad to see he's bitten bad by the right kind of bug. that ETR is a 645 format and their really great for portraits. a 6x9 or bigger medium format would be great for taking pictures of your open country area! I found the Square 6x6 of my SQ hard to compose a great picture with but that has been the Hassey's forte forever.
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 24,442
    oh... he's got a real camera too :- )

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  • voltzvoltz Posts: 5,326
    edited November 2014
    I see a young Ansel Adam heading out to the wild to grab a few timeless photos.

    Not everybody trusts paintings but people believe photographs.

    Twelve significant photographs in any one year is a good crop
    Ansel Adams
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 24,442
    edited November 2014
    Finally spent some quality time with some film today! Further results as events warrant...
    (fully manual, of course)

    15122558143_0052e00b1e_b.jpgDSC_0574 by mhardy6647, on Flickr

    It is a nice lens; looking forward to see the latent images when they've been de-latent-ized :- )
  • voltzvoltz Posts: 5,326
    here is a pic I found from my SQ. never had a meter so I'd take 3 shots of everything :) and I never got good at composing a shot with the square format.bgjh6b899bh2.jpg
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 24,442
    that is beautiful.
    That's not Bryce, is it?
  • voltzvoltz Posts: 5,326
    edited November 2014
    its Colorado National Monument, it could be didnt know it had a name LOL

    We never made it to utah, she wore out and wanted to head back after we stayed in Grand Junction.
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 24,442
    No Bryce Canyon's in Utah -- it's similarly beautiful, tho'.
    http://www.nps.gov/brca/index.htm

    I have some (film) photos... somewhere...

  • voltzvoltz Posts: 5,326
    heres pic of me that Andrea took, I have my Eos-Elan II in my right hand and my medium format in my left, I'm using the elan to meter the shot then I switch to the med format to take a photo. She must have my Eos-Elan I to take this shot.49tvk9g60pg8.jpg
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 24,442
    heh - that's basically what I did with the F today; used my DSLR to check the exposure at ISO 400 and transferred it to the F as a starting point :- )
    -
  • gcegce Posts: 2,183
    Vinyl and stylus at 1000x magnification.

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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 24,442
    ^ As I would put it in a conversation with Mrs. H.
    That guy has almost enough records...

    I'm empathetic.

  • scubalabscubalab Posts: 2,887
    Did someone say Bryce?

    Pano with iPhone...
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    Queen's Garden... (love the sun hitting the hoodoo on the left!)
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    Thor's Hammer...
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 24,442
    Thanks for posting those.

    I have to dig out my Bryce photos -- or even better, my father's Bryce photos, taken in the early 1950s on Kodachrome (with an Argus "Brick")... they're all analog, though.

    It is a beautiful, beautiful place...
  • scubalabscubalab Posts: 2,887
    I only wish I was a better photographer, with a better camera (we do have a nice little Pentax DSLR, but I always resort to auto modes!!).

    We hit Zion, Bryce Canyon, Capitol Reef, Arches, Canyonlands, Mesa Verde, Monument Valley, Grand Canyon, and a couple other sites this summer for a nice family vacation. While my family liked Zion the best, Bryce was my favorite. Absolutely beautiful. And, as a bonus, we were there for the astronomy festival - what an unpolluted (light pollution that is) view of the night sky!
  • voltzvoltz Posts: 5,326
    edited November 2014
    those are some nice shots, loved the pano (pretty cool).

    I know how to use a camera and all about F-stops & shutter speed & film speed, and owned a lot of camera from 35mm to medium formats but I never had a artistic ability for taking good shots or composing good pictures. used to have a dark room for making color enlargements (color is easy but B&W isn't).
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 24,442
    edited November 2014
    scubalab wrote: »
    I only wish I was a better photographer, with a better camera (we do have a nice little Pentax DSLR, but I always resort to auto modes!!).

    We hit Zion, Bryce Canyon, Capitol Reef, Arches, Canyonlands, Mesa Verde, Monument Valley, Grand Canyon, and a couple other sites this summer for a nice family vacation. While my family liked Zion the best, Bryce was my favorite. Absolutely beautiful. And, as a bonus, we were there for the astronomy festival - what an unpolluted (light pollution that is) view of the night sky!

    I don't know about the Pentax, but the manual modes on the Nikon DSLRs are pretty straightforward. Indeed, one of them (called "A") is sort of pseudo-manual. It defaults to the "correct" exposure, but the photographer may independently alter the f-stop, the shutter speed, and/or deliberately under- or over- expose (relative to the default) in 0.3 stop increments! And one may select different metering modes (e.g., to compensate for a large expanse of sky or severe backlighting). I am sure that the Pentax has a similar feature, too.

    Funny you mention the night sky at Bryce. I almost expressed the same sentiment in my earlier post! The most vivid and palpable night sky I've ever seen (even better than Alaska... although I've never been mid-ocean) was at Bryce. We sat on a bench on the rim of the canyon one night -- the sky looked like black velvet -- black as black, and the stars were icy pinpoints of bright blue-white light. It didn't look vast or distant -- it seemed somehow vast, and close. Just a stunning sight.

    ... not that that a clear, moonless sky is chopped livah here in New Hampsta, though...

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    DSC_9745 by mhardy6647, on Flickr
    (sorry for the re-run!)
  • scubalabscubalab Posts: 2,887
    voltz wrote: »
    those are some nice shots, loved the pano (pretty cool).
    Thanks Darryl! I was surprised at the detail in the pano shot. You could actually zoom in and see some pretty fine details in the hoodoos and the pine trees.

    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    I don't know about the Pentax, but the manual modes on the Nikon DSLRs are pretty straightforward. Indeed, one of them (called "A") is sort of pseudo-manual. It defaults to the "correct" exposure, but the photographer may independently alter the f-stop, the shutter speed, and/or deliberately under- or over- expose (relative to the default) in 0.3 stop increments! And one may select different metering modes (e.g., to compensate for a large expanse of sky or severe backlighting). I am sure that the Pentax has a similar feature, too.
    I've always loved taking pictures, but never invested the time to learn even the basics on our entry level Minolta SLR 20 years ago and our entry level Pentax K-x currently. I think the Pentax does have some pretty straight-forward manual modes. My wife actually took a VERY basic class a few months back, but we never really took the time to practice.

    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    Funny you mention the night sky at Bryce. I almost expressed the same sentiment in my earlier post! The most vivid and palpable night sky I've ever seen (even better than Alaska... although I've never been mid-ocean) was at Bryce. We sat on a bench on the rim of the canyon one night -- the sky looked like black velvet -- black as black, and the stars were icy pinpoints of bright blue-white light. It didn't look vast or distant -- it seemed somehow vast, and close. Just a stunning sight.
    The night sky at Bryce was a close second to Cat Island in the Bahamas. We honeymooned there in a cottage on the beach, and the week we were there was a new moon - Pitch black. Without a flashlight the first night walking back from dinner, the only way we navigated our way to our cottage was to walk along the edge of the water. We soon learned to turn our porch light on before we left for dinner. It was a 1/4 mile walk up the beach to the main house for dinner, and the walk 'home' was always in the dark. Great place (Fernandez Bay Village) if you like total solitude and a beautiful stretch of beach.

    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    ... not that that a clear, moonless sky is chopped livah here in New Hampsta, though...
    You've got some beautiful property there. Love your photos! Is that a satellite or plane in the upper right of your photo. Great shot of the Milky Way!
  • gcegce Posts: 2,183
    translation...

    Damn! That was our last one, now we'll have to use MP3
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 24,442
    :- ) "Mist" translates more literally to something akin to manure.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 24,442
    oh... looky what it did at our house overnight...

    15791790502_c4ec60c1b2_o.jpgDSC_0600 by mhardy6647, on Flickr
  • B RunB Run Posts: 1,896
    My latest craigslist score, i'm in heaven right now!zo1cysfsho39.jpg
  • voltzvoltz Posts: 5,326
    edited November 2014
    I've never heard those but they look awesome. They are sold locally so I need to go put my ears on some, if just to say I've heard them.
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  • scubalabscubalab Posts: 2,887
    B Run wrote: »
    My latest craigslist score, i'm in heaven right now!

    Very nice Studio 100's! Which version (3, 4, or 5)? Never heard them personally, but heard great things about that line.
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