Recent content by arachide

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    One year anniversary Bay Area travel

    For tea, there is a great place in the Ferry Building, Imperial Tea Court. I tend to buy my tea from Aroma Tea Shop - they have two locations in San Francisco. For food, they are so many restaurants to choose from. I'd probably start by reading the reviews on Yelp or at, a local...
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    Film Film Body Recommendation???

    I had an ME Super and didn't think the shutter was that loud, at least compared to a Nikon FM2n. I'd agree with KillRamsey that the XD shutter is pleasant. You can also pick up some nice Rokkor lenses for it for next to nothing. If you want quiet, consider going for a rangefinder. The...
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    A few days in Vienna

    Really great set of photos. Was in Vienna this past June and really wish I had spent more time there -it is a stunning city for sure.
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    Micro 4/3 Olympus 15mm f8 pancake lens for the street!!

    The focusing lever reminds me of the one on the XA.
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    Black & White, monotone and sepia

    A couple from our recent vacation. The first is an attempt to create a b&w conversion in Lightroom that I am happy with. Cochem Castle by Arachide, on Flickr The second is from film. I was happy to discover APX 100 is available again. Street Lamp by Arachide, on Flickr
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    Film Small film camera?

    There have been quite a few good suggestions already but I wanted to put in a word for my most recent camera, a Konica Big Mini. They can occasionally be found for next to nothing at second hand stores (I found mine yesterday at Goodwill). The lens is a bit slower at 3.5 but it is plenty sharp...
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    Film my first roll of film?

    Another vote for HP5+. I initially didn't care much for the film but the more I shoot it the more I love it. While I am still undecided what camera to bring with me on vacation, I do know I will be bringing along some HP5+. Freestyle recently had in on sale at $10 for a 3 roll pack.
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    Film Olympus Trip 35, my new toy!!

    Congrats on the Trip 35. One of my favorite cameras to shoot with. I look forward to your photos.
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    The Weekly Challenge 4 - 9 May.

    I went with one from my archives as I haven't been happy with the sky shots I tried to shoot this week. Octagonal Sunshine by Arachide, on Flickr
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    Street Street photography (Image thread)

    I had just gotten out of my car when I saw these pups in the lane next to me. Pups by Arachide, on Flickr
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    Congratulations to ...

    Incredible image. A very well deserving winner.
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    Congratulations to ...

    Thank you all. This was truly a case where having my camera with me all of the time paid off.
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    Fuji An open monologue, a rant, and a question

    Otse, If you are thinking about bringing a film camera, can I offer two suggestions? If you want something small, think about an Olympus XA or XA2. If you don't want to worry about batteries, think about an Olympus Trip 35. I'm taking a trip to Europe this June and haven't decided on a digital...
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    Pentax How do you like your Pentax K-5? And please show us some of your photos!

    I have the 35mm 2.4 on my k-x. It is a really nice lens, especially for the price. Here is a shot I took with it: coupez les cheveux by Arachide, on Flickr
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    Film Fun with film cameras (Image thread)

    Barrie, what scanner are you using? Your scans look great, much better than the results I am getting with my Epson 4490. Not that it is a good shot by any stretch, but Flickr included one of my photos on their blog post today. Last Saturday I participated in the Roll in a day project, in...
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