Bradford, West Yorkshire. Once immensely wealthy. Now unfortunately suffering from the economic decline although its demise predates that. Some lovely buildings around though.
The splendidly Gothic Town Hall
bradford town hall by Multiple fragments of tissue, on Flickr
And the old...
I've mostly been absorbed with my Nikon gear recently but I thought I'd travel light back to my hometown of Swansea to see my folks and took the Panny G2 with the 14-45 and oly 9-18.
G2-1000748 by Multiple fragments of tissue, on Flickr
G2-1000753 by Multiple fragments of tissue, on...
I wouldn't class myself as a "collector" per se, but I do have quite a few photography books ranging from howtos to monographs.
Last week I bought two - Richard Heeps' Man's Ruin and Joel Sternfeld's First Pictures. I've got a few anthologies/retrospectives by Bresson, Parr, Leibowitz, Noton...
The National Media Museum in Bradford used to be called the National Museum of Photography, Film and television; the name was written into the pavement in the underpass next to it. The old Bradford Odeon Cinema is visible in the background. Contax G2.
Nice idea. All of these from a trip to Bermuda in July 2007 and scanned at the time of processing -
Contax G2/21mm f2.8 Biogon/Kodachrome
sunrise-at-the-saltwater-pools by Multiple fragments of tissue, on Flickr
Contax G2/35mm f2.0 Planar/Fuji Reala (this image was used in...
You have to admire the chutzpah of someone who plans to cycle daily in Scotland :wink:
Bromptons are cool; but not as cool as as a fixie.
The trouble with fixies though is that you'd have to revert to shooting Holgas and Lomos - and only Holgas and Lomos - for the full Hipster look. And you...
Whatever we may think, early adopters are beta-testers who are not only willing but actually pay for the privilege. After a while, the niggles get back to HQ and a firmware update is made available (except if you're Fuji).
I had a retractable lens jam a few times on a Ricoh Caplio R6 but a bit...
Thanks Jock - all these shots are straight out of the camera, Dynamic B&W jpeg setting. The phonebooth was in shade and the Minster (Cathedral) was in bright sunlight; I exposed for the interior of the booth and the available light did all my post-processing for me.
As to the bendy Minster, you...
Thanks. I agree about the adapted lenses - I've got a bit of a collection from my film days and friends unloading unwanted kit on me :2thumbs:
As to the Fisheye it's something to play with - there'll be better uses for it. On the other hand, there are already a million-and-one images of York...
That's the 14-45, generally felt to be far superior to the newer 14-42. And I've just bought a used 14-45 on Amazon - should get it Tuesday. I'll sell the kit lens.
An adapted Canon FD 50/1.8 and CV 25/4 Snapshot Skopar are performing well at the moment. The Jupiter-8 50/2 (bought 5 years ago...
I picked up the G2 with a 14-42 kit zoom for 295 GBP.
My original intention was to buy adapters for my legacy MF glass, which I've done, but the results from Wifey's Lumix lenses I've used are so much better than even good-but-old fast glass that I'm actually now going to build up a travel kit...
It is interesting - I still have a couple of (no longer used but working) film rangefinders and traded in an almost complete Contax G2 kit for my D300 4 years ago.
I now find myself with a Panny G2 building an RF-like kit again (28mm - 50mm - 90mm EFL primes). I just need someone to produce...