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  1. phigmov

    Share your Year End Stats

    I've got a similar thread over on so started one here too. Feel free to chip in and share your stats too. Still about 36hrs to run in 2020 but I can't see my numbers changing much. I suspect 2021 will see more of the same but fingers x-ed it is super boring and uneventful :laugh1...
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    Cameras from first principles

    Fascinating interactive web-page by Bartosz Ciechanowski, describing camera operation from photons on a sensor, through to lens design & aperture affect.
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    Film Press Pan - X-Pan Alternative

    Fascinating to see what makers are creating these days. Jess Hobbs tries out a Press-Pan, a combo of a Nikon FE & Mamiya Press + lots of 3D printed bits and pieces, to create a panoramic 35mm camera similar to the X-Pan. Also links to a number of other people creating bits & pieces to support...
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    Film The 43rd World Used Camera Fair in Tokyo

    Some interesting stuff here filmed by JCH of the 43rd World Used Camera Fair in Tokyo
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    Anyone bought a Hasselblad 907x yet?

    Kind of cool. If I extended my mortgage I might be able to afford one. Hopefully someone will create a cheap knock-off so I can use my Bronica 6x6 lenses. Also noticed the shutter button didn't have a cable release screw-in... seems like an odd oversight. Wonder if the Sony/Oly screen-less...
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    Wide Angle Macro - Anyone tried the Opteka 15mm f4?

    Noticed some of these going cheap on Evilbay. Anyone tried one? Any good? Or are they garbage? I read that they are similar to the Laowa 15mm f4 Macros but without the Shift capability.
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    Film Antique 4x5 camera creates 20 micron photolithography masks

    Fascinating. Not something you could easily do with a digital camera at home. It looks like a Graphlex 4x5. Reminds me of micro-fiche.
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    Film Safelight query

    I've seen a safelight for sale and I'm interested in it for a lab. I've seen these in use in tv shows & films but the description on Wikipedia is a little vague - references their use in the development process but it seems to focus a little more on developing prints. Can these be used at all...
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    Feedback Google Photos links behaving oddly

    Anyone having issues with Google Photos (ex Picassa) album image links? Up until a short while ago I could paste in the image link and they'd appear fine. Now I just get the long URL, even thought the Preview image is fine. Same links work fine in which seems to be running roughly the...
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    Film Polaroid a day for 18yrs

    Thought this was impressive - Jamie Livingstone took 6,697 polaroid photos between 1979-1997 - Links to a site of all scanned photos, more info on his pics & an exhibition put on by his friends in the article.
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    Film Nikon F2

    These are with a Fomapan 400 & a mix of lenses including the 45mm pancake
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    Film Film Camera Repair Channel

    Pretty sure I've posted this elsewhere before but a few more videos are out from the Fix Old Cameras channel - I'm a little surprised by the plastic Minolta gears in the middle video - you could totally imagine stripping those but maybe they're sturdier than they look... More over here Fix...
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    Fuji Showcase GW690

    One of the Texas Leicas... show your GW690 pics Agfa Optima 200 Kodak 100 35mm vs 6x9 negs compared
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    Film Nikon Film Thread

    Show your Nikon film shots... kicking off with a selection of mine from the foreverfilm threads... Nikon F100 + Kodak 400TX Nikon FE + Agfa Precisa 100 Nikon F100 + expired Kodak Ultramax 400 Nikon F3 + Kodak Ektachrome 400 Nikon F3 + Fuji Velvia 100 (probably very lucky with...
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    Film Widelux, Noblex, Horizon - Panoramic Cameras

    After seeing Jeff Bridges shooting his Widelux I started poking around on evilbay and saw the 2 common variants of panoramic 'moving lens' cameras - the Widelux (vintage Japanese) & Noblex (German). And I also stumbled across the Russian Horizon cameras yesterday too - these often appear to be...
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    Film Video: Kodak 3200 vs Ilford 3200

    Quite enjoyed this - two high-speed B&W films compared. I've never had much luck with high-speed film but I'm tempted to give it another crack in the right circumstances. It looks like the Kodak is definitely grittier and the Ilford has a smoother look to it. The presenter did well in some of...
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    Film Showcase Agfa Precisa 200

    First roll through the Nikon FA... I'd forgotten it was slide film and got convinced to x-process it by the shop to save a few $$$... I should have just got it done properly as I'm not sure if the super-grainy look is due to the film, camera-exposure or processing. Will need to run some plain...
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    Film Bronica S

    First roll back - it was some old Kodak Plus-X pan 125. Some shots were better than others - my focusing needs work (even using the loupe, on a sunny day its hard to nail focus) and some of the speeds might be a little off judging by the horizontal line that appears in a few shots. Some more...
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    Film Masha Ivashintsova - Leningrad's Lost Photographer

    Sad tale, she lived through turbulent times ('42-00) - she left behind 30000 negatives and never showed her photos to anyone. Almost seems like a Russian Vivian Maier. Some of her photos over here - Leningrad's Lost Photographer Her daughter is scanning her photos and releasing them on an...
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    Film Agfa Kills Vista

    I has a sad. Better check my fridge & eBay to see what the going rate is. Agfa Vista Film is Dead: Report I had no idea it was actually manufactured by Fujifilm. Which explains a lot; they seem intent on running down their film portfolio. eBay seems to have blocks going relatively cheap from...
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    Film One film, one lens

    Even though I don't shoot movie film, I still find it fascinating to see what goes on in that world. For the film "Call me by my name", they used one Kodak film stock & one lens for the entire shoot. Interesting that they went with a 35mm focal length for the lens & also amazing to hear that...
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    Film Kodak Revives T-Max 3200

    Well, this is interesting... production ceased in 2012 but now its been revived... Kodak Alaris is bringing back T-Max P3200 high-speed B&W film Film News: The triumphant return of Kodak T-Max 3200 - Japan Camera Hunter I've only shot some expired high-ISO film before and never had much luck...
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    Film Shooting 70mm film: Murder on the Orient Express

    Film rather than still - Haris Zambarloukos BSC, GSC – Murder on the Orient Express Ask a Filmmaker - The Answers Tough getting things right with 35mm let alone 70! I was amused to read that the train was stationary and the travel/motion sequences (presumably everything visible through the...
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    Film TCSTV: Analog Shooting

    The Camera Store TV guys have done a live-stream with a focus on Analog shooting - their guest is Olivier Du Tre (shoots 4x5). Some good stuff covered.
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    Film Pancakes

    Anyone have strong opinions on the quality of old pancake designs ? I've started a scrapbook of a few that are starting to form an expensive 'want' list. I hear the Nikon in particular is not that great even though its become a bit of a collectable. I also didn't realise the new Pentax...
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    Film Yashica Electro 35 with digiFilm

    Not sure if anyone caught this? Bit gimmicky but if priced properly and of decent quality it could be fun.
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    Film Showcase Fujifilm Fujicolor Superia X-TRA 200

    Performs in a very similar way to its big brother (Superia 400) - not shown off to best effect in these shots due to my Sunny 16 metering technique. I'm sure a more modern camera would get better results. These were all shot on a Olympus Pen FV - mostly with the 25mm Zuiko F4 & 38mm Zuiko F1.8
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    Film Share: Cars

    Nikon F3HP + Fuji Superia 400 Olympus Pen FV + Fuji Superia 200
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    Film Share: Cats

    Nikon F3HP + Fuji Superia 400 Olympus Pen FV + Fuji Superia 200
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    Film Interesting article: Shooting motorsports with a Kodak Box Brownie

    Automotive Week - 1901 camera technology works fine for modern motorsports photography Lens/shutter seemed to struggle a bit for the first few shots - although the sun looks very very bright!
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    Film Pick my next film/camera combination

    OK, I finally have some of my stuff in the can and off to be developed. Time to load up some more cameras and film. To that end, I thought I'd start a thread to take the pain out of choosing - let your fellow forum-ites pick for you. Cameras - Olympus OM 4Ti Nikon FE Film - Kodak...
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    Film Photographer shoots F1 with a Graflex 4x5

    If you're a PetaPixel reader you may have already seen this. The Photographer Who Shoots F1 with a 1913 Graflex 4x5 View Camera
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    Film Film: B-Sides (doco about 20x24 Polaroid portrait photog Elsa Dorfman)

    Look like it'll be entertaining. Trailer for Errol Morris’ new documentary, The B-Side
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    Film Film: Cathy at War

    This looks great - Documentary on combat photojournalist Catherine LeRoy - info below Fascinating documentary on combat photojournalist Catherine LeRoy Catherine Leroy - Wikipedia
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    Film Olympus Pen F

    The original. A few blemishes but otherwise fine. I had no idea the early ones where two-stroke, with a shorter pull than my FT & FV. Need to do a family portrait at some stage. Can't wait to get some film through it.
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    Film Kodak revives Ektachrome at CES 2017

    Interesting to see Kodak is bringing back Ektachrome - Kodak Brings Back a Classic with EKTACHROME Film | CES 2017 Press Release | Kodak Wonder if its the video rather than the stills that is driving this ? Cost to develop slide film and the low exposure tolerance isn't necessarily the type...
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    Film Short Film: Master of Camera

    2min short film of Milanese camera-repair man, Gian Luigi Carminati
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    Film Short Film: The Camera Collector

    Interesting short film about an Italian classic camera collector: Be sure to turn on the subs.
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    Film Chris Porsz: People Re-united with their 80's photos

    Nice to see the subjects re-united with their photos and in some cases re-created from 80's Peterborough in the UK - Peterborough - reunions
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    Film Iconic Kiwi Photographer: Marti Friedlander

    Looks like she might be on her last legs: A photographer's courage She took some definitive shots of NZ through the 60's & 70's as the countries identity was being beginning to evolve. Articles & photos for anyone interested... Art New Zealand Marti Friedlander Marti Friedlander: ‘A...
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    Film Olympus Pen FV

    To go with my FT, the slightly rarer FV, no meter but supposedly a brighter viewfinder. Love the green-leatherette finish - quite a pleasant surprise. Looking forward to running some film through this. I have to say - new found respect for the Japanese postal service - it arrived faster than...
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    Film Sliding Card Exposure Meter

    I can't recall posting this before but I thought it might be of use to people that have cameras without meters. This is a home-made exposure meter you can print out, assemble and use to set your camera exposure. Exposure-Mat - Free Light Meter I made one of these a few years ago but its...
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    Film Nikon 24-120mm AF-D Query

    Hi all, I've seen a few of these crop up for sale and I'm interested in supplementing my 28-105 (which I love). It seems like a fantastic range in a relatively compact form; unfortunately most of the reviews seem to pan the lens incl its later VR variant, however the very latest f4 fixed...
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    Film Trip 35 + Arista 400

    Feels so cheap but then I shoot it and its so discrete, quiet & quick. Then the pics come back and theres a good percentage of properly exposed sharp shots. Such a winner.
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    Film Pentax Spotmatic & Arista 400

    Not bad - I should probably have been more careful with the metering. Actually a nice shooting camera with lovely lenses.
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    Film Polaroid PolaChrome - 35mm Instant Slide Film

    Came across this great demonstration of Polaroids Slide Film & Developer system Fascinating.
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    Film YouTube: ACB Channel

    Thought I'd share a discovery of an arts channel, called ACB, running a series on classic film photographers. Whats great is the Ken Burns style panning over the contact sheet with a commentary from the photographer describing/showing the sequencing that led to the eventual shot choice. Great...
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    Film RIP Bill Cunningham, NYT fashion photographer

    [re-posted from] Bill Cunningham, NYT fashion photographer - Slideshow is great - his first camera looks like an Olympus Pen D although he appears to have been a long time...
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    Film Bronica EC

    Only got a few usable shots from my test roll - wasted a few trying to get the electronic shutter to fire on a weak battery :dash2: It does render nicely with the Nikkor 75mm lens though. I'll persevere and keep an eye out for a fully manual S2 (lenses interchange with the EC).
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    Film Words/No Words: "Requisite Kitty Picture"

    We all know cats rule the internet and drive forum clicks :-) All of these are Agfa APX - you can see the difference in rendering and metering (the Rollei & Bronica were metered using an external Sekonic meter) - From my Olympus Mju II Bronica EC Rolleiflex
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