Dead Camera Thread

rbelyell

All-Pro
May 14, 2013
NY Mtns
Nikon D1 with 400/6.3 Tele-Astranar.

I had one of these lenses as a Kid, used it on an Argus/Cosina STL-1000 throughout High School, traded it decades ago.

astranar by fiftyonepointsix, on Flickr

It is a T-Mount lens, adapters readily available for most mounts. Preset Aperture.

Bought this one on Ebay for $15. Even less than the $35 paid for it in 1971.

400mm F6.3 Tele-Astranar by fiftyonepointsix, on Flickr

It has some reach, and is very light.

400mm F6.3 Tele-Astranar by fiftyonepointsix, on Flickr

Would be perfect for a Kid on the High-School Yearbook that needs to shoot some sports. I used mine for that, and for Airshows.
nice shots, and its shirt-pocketable!
 

Tilman Paulin

All-Pro
Nov 15, 2011
Vancouver B.C.
Tilman
Nikon D1 with 400/6.3 Tele-Astranar.
Would be perfect for a Kid on the High-School Yearbook that needs to shoot some sports. I used mine for that, and for Airshows.
Absolutely. A lot of that "old stuff" is still perfectly fine to use (and get some good results with).
It's all a matter of keeping things in perspective. :)

From the 2.7MP Nikon D1 review on dpreview:
"The D1 is everything the professional photographer could need and a whole lot more." ...
 

Tilman Paulin

All-Pro
Nov 15, 2011
Vancouver B.C.
Tilman
gorgeous. what do you think of your new 40-150? i got mine yesterday, only took some test photos, but it performs much better than the $35 i paid for it!
managed to take a few shots over lunch yesterday. It's a good lens and I'll probably keep it.

I learned two things about myself though:
-the sensor stabilization of the m43 bodies spoiled me for long lenses. Have to work on my handholding technique :)
-the m.Zuiko 75-300 is an excellent lens to have. For wildlife/birds 150mm is just a bit short. (but that's of course not a "fault" of the 40-150mm lens :) )


E1 with 40-150mm f3.5-4.5


Cedar Waxwing - eating berries
by tilman paulin, on Flickr


Cedar Waxwing
by tilman paulin, on Flickr
 

Tilman Paulin

All-Pro
Nov 15, 2011
Vancouver B.C.
Tilman
This is amazing. I sometimes see clouds similar to this that have a real 3-D or major visual depth effect, but my captures almost always look flat.
I'm still not sure what it is (the sensor or the image processing pipeline - or both)... but something definitely got lost in the modern cameras...
(On the other hand current cameras allow us to take photographs that weren't easily doable with the old gear. So I guess you win some and you lose some... :) )
 

Arbib

Regular
Mar 30, 2014
Nikon EM, (High S#1981 or last year of production 1982)

Nikon 24mm f/2.8 Ais CFC (1981 was the first year of this lens, a totally new optical design with a moving element for close focusing to 7"...
along with the 15mm f/3.5, this lens was also made to have "0" distortion at any focused distance, and was the sharpest lens Nikon made at that time)


Kentmere 100 @ 100, HC110 (H)


2015 Classic Street Photography-Crop A
by Peter Arbib: My Classic Street Photography, on Flickr
 
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rbelyell

All-Pro
May 14, 2013
NY Mtns
managed to take a few shots over lunch yesterday. It's a good lens and I'll probably keep it.

I learned two things about myself though:
-the sensor stabilization of the m43 bodies spoiled me for long lenses. Have to work on my handholding technique :)
-the m.Zuiko 75-300 is an excellent lens to have. For wildlife/birds 150mm is just a bit short. (but that's of course not a "fault" of the 40-150mm lens :) )


E1 with 40-150mm f3.5-4.5


Cedar Waxwing - eating berries
by tilman paulin, on Flickr


Cedar Waxwing
by tilman paulin, on Flickr
the focus is much better on #2. i think thats great for such a cheap lens. and ues, we all need to work on our technique!
 

rbelyell

All-Pro
May 14, 2013
NY Mtns
I'm still not sure what it is (the sensor or the image processing pipeline - or both)... but something definitely got lost in the modern cameras...
(On the other hand current cameras allow us to take photographs that weren't easily doable with the old gear. So I guess you win some and you lose some... :) )
and its not only landscapes. the skin tonailty on these 4/3 hybrid sensors are singular and exactly what i like.
 

Tilman Paulin

All-Pro
Nov 15, 2011
Vancouver B.C.
Tilman
that golden canopy is beautiful. Our trees aren't as far along, but I'm looking forward to shooting some fall colors, for sure.
it's quite random here... One street over the same kind of trees are still all green - and yet another street over half of the leaves are already on the ground... :)
 

Tilman Paulin

All-Pro
Nov 15, 2011
Vancouver B.C.
Tilman
some recent ones with the old Olympus E1...
(I have another 'dead camera' on order - an old Fujifilm S5 Pro... We'll see how I like that one. Guess I still need an outlet for GAS, but at least I'm saving some money with buying 10 year old gear :-D )

rise and shine :) by tilman paulin, on Flickr

stormy bay by tilman paulin, on Flickr

Saturday evening walk by tilman paulin, on Flickr

Untitled by tilman paulin, on Flickr
 

Tilman Paulin

All-Pro
Nov 15, 2011
Vancouver B.C.
Tilman
The Fuji S5 Pro I had ordered was delivered this week - with a bent and cracked camera body :( Looks like it wasn't meant to be for now...
Meanwhile some more E1 shots from yesterday's walk:

Saturday afternoon walk by tilman paulin, on Flickr

Saturday afternoon walk by tilman paulin, on Flickr

Saturday afternoon walk by tilman paulin, on Flickr

Saturday afternoon walk by tilman paulin, on Flickr
 

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