1. Post #1321
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    Bought Fujicolour Pro Pro 400 H today, 18.99 for a 5 pack. Be interesting to see how it comes out. Damn camera bag is so packed that the shutter went off when I was taking it out. THAT'S A COSTLY HANDLING.
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  2. Post #1322
    dai
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    not a big fan of those shots tbh, (what looks to be) awkwardly crouching in a corner up against a backdrop doesn't have that much appeal.Another thing with the leaf shutters is that by design, they naturally vignette a fuck-ton (in the opening and closing movements the center is always the first to be opened and last to be closed, while the inverse is true for the edges).
    I got the shots I wanted out of the lot but I agree a lot of her posing was rather stale, but that's to be expected a bit with someone who's not used to a studio environment

    also a guy walked into the photolab today with a Mamiya rb67 he just bought, which was awesome to see but he was very 'that guy' about it and that made me sad. Kept bragging about how he was planning on buying a digital back and that they're "not that expensive" when used

    buying a car isn't 'that expensive' either
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  3. Post #1323
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    I just bought a Yashica Mat MXV. Going to be my first medium format camera!
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  4. Post #1324
    dai
    "arte"
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    scanned in my favorite shot from that last set, and realized how terrible my office 4-in-1 scanner printer thing is. contrasted out the ass and the highlights are all blown... like, she's missing a leg

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  5. Post #1325
    soy un perdedor
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    covers the world in an ethereal reality of focus
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  6. Post #1326
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    I just got an email from the antique store where I was going to buy that Yashica TLR camera from.
    I asked them if they could check if it was in good working order but they really don't have any clue about cameras.
    How can I get this guy without any knowledge of TLR's to find out for me if it is in a good state?
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  7. Post #1327
    churboi austin
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    i think you are going to have to go check it yourself honestly.
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  8. Post #1328
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    December 2009
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    Got some film for a school project, but I don't know what iso it is. It's either 100 or 400, and if anyone could tell from this picture which one it is, please tell me. Thanks.

    (The bit on the left was just pulled out of the canister so it looks a bit different)
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  9. Post #1329
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    let me use my molecular vision to find out
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  10. Post #1330
    churboi austin
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    put it at 100 to be safe, better to overexpose than underexpose.
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  11. Post #1331
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    i think you are going to have to go check it yourself honestly.
    Yeah ofcourse that would be easiest way, but I ain't traveling halfway across country for a camera like that
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  12. Post #1332
    churboi austin
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    oh i didn't realize it was that far. honestly it would be better to pass it up if you aren't certain, depending on the price
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  13. Post #1333
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    oh i didn't realize it was that far. honestly it would be better to pass it up if you aren't certain, depending on the price
    it was 30 euros
    :)
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  14. Post #1334
    churboi austin
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    haha hmm, then it might be worth it to pick up. you could probably flip it for more than that regardless.
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  15. Post #1335
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    November 2009
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    let me use my molecular vision to find out
    i like this guy.
    this guy is funny.
    keep being funny, guy.
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  16. Post #1336
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    i like this guy.
    this guy is funny.
    keep being funny, guy.
    sure
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  17. Post #1337
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    September 2006
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    it drives me crazy when people don't put what type of film and lens they use on flickr!

    I mean look at this beauty of a photo.



    http://www.flickr.com/photos/laurenmax/5239720865/



    WATER YOU USING
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  18. Post #1338
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    July 2007
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    it drives me crazy when people don't put what type of film and lens they use on flickr!

    I mean look at this beauty of a photo.



    http://www.flickr.com/photos/laurenmax/5239720865/



    WATER YOU USING
    Even worse when digital users don't let other people read their exif info so you can't see at all what they used..
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  19. Post #1339
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    Even worse when digital users don't let other people read their exif info so you can't see at all what they used..
    depending on the amount of editing sometimes that's best left unsaid, heh.
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  20. Post #1340
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    depending on the amount of editing sometimes that's best left unsaid, heh.
    heh
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  21. Post #1341
    dai
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    to explain for anyone who didn't quite follow my meaning, if you use minimal equipment, the simplicity and depth of your final image can be ruined when you see something like the above followed by "Canon Powershot" and "Photoshop 6.0" because you start thinking about how on earth they managed to do all of that editing with an old bridge camera, then the image becomes less about how nice the picture looks, and more about "holy cow I can't do this with my big SLR how do you even do this with a point and click oh god there must be so much photoshopping tell me your secrets you fool"
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  22. Post #1342
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    it drives me crazy when people don't put what type of film and lens they use on flickr!

    I mean look at this beauty of a photo.



    http://www.flickr.com/photos/laurenmax/5239720865/



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    my guess would be portra with some medium format camera, probably something like a 100mm 2.8 lens
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  23. Post #1343
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    my guess would be portra with some medium format camera, probably something like a 100mm 2.8 lens
    And delicious lighting conditions. How can you tell it's medium format? Having never used it before i wouldn't be able to tell straight off from the photo.
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  24. Post #1344
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    I just got my Yashica Mat MXV. It looks okay, the sides are pretty worn out but mechanically it seems in good shape. The shutter times seem good and the lenses don't have fungus.
    Now to buy some film for it!
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  25. Post #1345
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    snip
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  26. Post #1346
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    Right, a while ago I bought a Zenit 12XP. It was in rather bad condition, but came with some odd items. in total it came to 18 with P&P. Some of the items I decided to sell such as a cartridge of 126 Film a roll of 127 Film and 2 rolls of 110 film.
    So far that I've sold on ebay
    126 film for 18
    127 film for 3
    1 of the 110 rolls for 0.99

    so thats a profit.
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  27. Post #1347
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    And delicious lighting conditions. How can you tell it's medium format? Having never used it before i wouldn't be able to tell straight off from the photo.
    the crazy thin DoF while at the same time being super sharp where it is in focus... aka that intangible "magic" that medium format has.

    Edited:

    Right, a while ago I bought a Zenit 12XP. It was in rather bad condition, but came with some odd items. in total it came to 18 with P&P. Some of the items I decided to sell such as a cartridge of 126 Film a roll of 127 Film and 2 rolls of 110 film. So far that I've sold on ebay126 film for 18127 film for 31 of the 110 rolls for 0.99so thats a profit.
    some people do that as a business, buy stuff in lots and then resell the stuff individually, you charge people for the convenience.
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  28. Post #1348
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    i'm thinking if i had the capital to buy lots of film and sell it in small quantities to facepunchers at low prices i would do it
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  29. Post #1349
    dai
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    i'm thinking if i had the capital to buy lots of film and sell it in small quantities to facepunchers at low prices i would do it
    too bad that whole 'shipping' thing would negate any benefit
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  30. Post #1350
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    i know fs
    ill just sell it really expensive, works well for jessops
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  31. Post #1351
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    currently in the proces of taking apart my Yashica tlr. Thought it was working fine but sometimes the filmwinder gets stuck so I can't advance the film forward. I can also hear something rumbling around inside of the camera, a small screw or something, so I'll have a look into that too.
    Adventure time woo!

    Here's how it looked when I got it:



    You can see where the leather/plastic let loose on the sides and front of the camera.
    Here I took away the lenses and the backdoor.


    Trying to remove all of the other parts right now. Mirror, viewfinder+magnifier and the steel piece that holds the lenses so I can, hopefully, reach the screws that unlock the sides.

    Edited:

    Done. At this point it's all still pretty easy. Hardest part is to keep track of all the tiny screws.


    Edited:

    Took out this screw or whatever it is. It was loose and just flopping around inside the camera. It still gets stuck somehow which is strange..


    Edited:

    I think I found out where that 'screw' belonged. It's strange because I can't really lock it in somewhere, but I'm pretty positive it belongs where I put it right now. I think it's stopping the lever if you crank it back.
    Started to put everything back again. The focussing mechanism was very tricky and it's where I spend a full day working on(Aside from doing other things like work and school). You can see two round-ish plates sitting on top of each other on the picture below. These plates rotate when you twist the focus knob and push the lenses forward and backward. Hard part about this was to figure out how these plates should be placed.
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  32. Post #1352
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  33. Post #1353
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    That's a really excellent photograph.
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  34. Post #1354
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    Ok just got back from the Car boot sale.
    I ended up Buying a Polaroid 600 CoolCam for 1


    and a

    Kodak Brownie 127 for 2
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  35. Post #1355
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    March 2011
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    I managed to load some 35mm film in the brownie. I want to see how this comes out.

    I've never said this but one of photography goals is to go to Krasnogorsk, where my Zenit was made and take a photo of where the factory is/was with the Zenit
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  36. Post #1356
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    I managed to load some 35mm film in the brownie. I want to see how this comes out.

    I've never said this but one of photography goals is to go to Krasnogorsk, where my Zenit was made and take a photo of where the factory is/was with the Zenit
    Cool story bro.
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  37. Post #1357
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    February 2007
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    Cool story bro.
    I'm going to cool story your face with my fists
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  38. Post #1358
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    Cool story bro.
    get permabanned
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  39. Post #1359
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    Cool story bro.
    Says the guy with an entire thread glorifying his first time using a camera.
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  40. Post #1360
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    Says the guy with an entire thread glorifying his first time using a camera.

    i love you bopie
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