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Nov 30, 2017 09:33:49   #
killer dslr bought and used one for a project. probably the very best on the market regardless of price.
also, the lens system has excellent build quality to go along with the body.
Nov 21, 2017 22:34:27   #
killer film and digital - the digital k-1 is something else!!!
Nov 19, 2017 12:52:58   #
rpavich wrote:

Definitely post some here when you get them.

OR...(and this is my preference)

Go get an enlarger for pennies on the dollar and do some wet printing of those humongous negatives!

exactly, i use my enlarger and wet darkroom for black and white, and some colour, but mostly send the colour transparencies out to an independent lab.
Nov 19, 2017 12:48:35   #
Chris T wrote:
WJ ... are you saying the colder temps actually help you to move more?

yes, the colder air is much kinder on my aged body than hot weather. i have no trouble dressing for very cold temps. also, less people around with cameras in my photographic area, so that is a great help, also.
Nov 19, 2017 12:45:47   #
Leicaflex wrote:
Well there is a new one about to hit the shelves.
Created by a team of photographers, designers and technologists.
The Reflex SLR is the first update on the manual SLR camera system,
in more than a quarter of a century.
Funding for the camera is being raised through Kickstarter, which is
due to run until 7 December.
Early backers backers can pre-order the Reflex 1 for £350 (463.22 US Dollars).
The price then rising to £399. (528.23 US Dollars).

looks like a ricoh tls slr. i wouldn't waste time or money on this when there are nikon f, f2, f3,4 and 5 and the great f6 bodies. along with the canon f1 bodies and systems on the secondary market that will outlast anything being made today. as far as film interchangeablilty, buy a second camera body!
Nov 19, 2017 12:39:16   #
Chris T wrote:
I could elaborate on this, a little ... but, not going to ... let's keep it open ...

creve coeur camera, here in springfield illinois. lovely folks to deal with.
Nov 19, 2017 12:37:56   #
chase4 wrote:
A question for all: Has anyone here on the UHH tried to or have replaced the plastic lens mount on any Nikkor lens with a metal one?

Background: I asked Nikon Support if they could replace the plastic lens mounts on my AF G type lenses with a metal mount.

Here is their response "Thank you for contacting Nikon. I am happy to help you today with your inquiry if we could replace plastic lens mounts with metal lens mounts on your two lenses.
At this time, we do not have metal lens mounts on our Nikon store. I do apologize for the inconvenience. The lenses are made with Nikkon specific technology, materials, workmanship and products.
If you need any more assistance, feel free to call or email us. Please Click the "Update My Question" link on the email to respond. For any other questions, please contact us via email or call us at 1-800-NikonUS or 1-800-645-6687 from 9:00 a.m to 8:00 p.m. EST.
Nikon Technical Support Team"

Thanks in advance for any help regarding this matter you can provide. chase

P.S. For all you "just Google it first" folks, I thought it better to ask here first rather
than find some obtuse reference on the internet about this subject.
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given that mosst of my nikon film equipment has and is used in conflict situations, i never use any nikkors with plastic mounts.
Nov 19, 2017 12:35:14   #
Church Key wrote:
I've been sort of drifting back to film, specifically B&W. Picked up a Pentax LX (the top of line ca. 1980) and several lenses. Took a bunch of nice pics at a Cowboy Action Shooting match. Ended up digitizing them and sending to the participants. Decided I might want to try 120 film, so just got a 1970 Mamiya RB67 w/127 lens and 120 back. Picked it up from Fleabay for $199 shipped from Japan. Bought it on 11/13, arrived on 11/17. It's a monster, all mechanical and metal, weighs 6 pounds. B&H has 120 film. Will dig out my heavy tripod, Gossen meter and shoot some landscapes. At least I'll get out of the house with a specific purpose. Will post results in a while.

Beats having to wait (and pay for) for a Nikon 850; duh!

Church Key
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great camera system and still used by a lot of professionals (annie Liebowitz for one, when not using her leica S2) i use the rz variant and these cameras cannot be beat. hope you have a lot of fun - also, ebay has a lot of excellent lenses for your camera making it an affordable system for you.
Nov 19, 2017 12:32:43   #
Chris T wrote:
Do you see photography, on that level, or no?

more in winter months - easier on my body
Nov 19, 2017 12:25:16   #
Chris T wrote:
It would set the Pros apart from the Free-Lancers and other wannabes, wouldn't it? ... What's YOUR take?

never going to happen. dress according to the environment.
Nov 16, 2017 14:58:20   #
Chris T wrote:
Unless you used 8x8 or 10x10 paper, made by Kodak, especially FOR square format prints ....

never an issue for me. i had my chromes printed fully square on standard paper, so, for instance, an 8x8 print would be printed on 8x12 paper, and so on. doing large format photography at the time, i always used every bit of my negative as possible. did not like ever cropping.
Nov 16, 2017 14:54:14   #
jackinkc wrote:
I bought my Rollei back in 1956 and I seem to remember that the only Zeiss lenses available then were East German Jena made. I'm not even sure there was a 2.8 Planar then but I do know that all 3.5 Tessars were from "The Worker's Paradise." I didn't want any East German camera gear back then because I was aware of the fact that the Soviets had removed so much Zeiss machinery to Kiev, and supplied essentially inferior raw materials and lubricants that the quality of products severely deteriorated. In the '60s, I did use old Exacta lenses on a reversal ring to make stunning macro shots with a Pentax LX.

Despite my reluctance to buy USSR Occupied German gear, I did later acquire a Contax D, with Biogon lens, and several Exakta cameras with Zeiss glass. My prejudices against East German products was bang on where the cameras were concerned but the lenses weren't bad at all. I wasn't surprised at the pathetic showing of the Contax D, but, I was seriously disappointed about the Exaktas. When I was a teen ager - back in the Late Stone Age - I deeply lusted for an Exakta. They were pretty expensive then; thank God I was never able to scrape together enough money to buy one. When faced with their reality instead of my dream, I might have had has to lay my head on the railroad track and let the 5:15 pacify my weary mind.
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thanks for your reply. according to rollei in west germany, the glass quality was the same. but i've never used either 3.5s so i surely cannot speak to that. the exakkta lenses and the pentax lx combination sounds like and excellent choice. some of those lenses for the exakta system were pretty spectacular. i too, had hungered for the exakta 1000 just because of its killer art deco design. operating it, however was another story.
Nov 14, 2017 13:50:10   #
Chris T wrote:
Enough of the twist! ... Will this work better in Landscape Orientation, or in Portrait Orientation? ... Let's suppose there's an AFFORDABLE square format DSLR ... FF, APS-C, MFT ... whatever ... and, what I mean by affordable - is that you could buy it out of pocket, and NOT something you'd have to mortgage your house to acquire. ... I suppose you realize that one that shall remain nameless - you could actually buy a whole house in Quebec - for less!!!! .... But, let's think about it ... no more twisting backs (literal, as in RB/RZ land, nor - doing so, in a physical sense) in order to get the right perspective. All that would be done away with, wouldn't it? ... with a nice little square-format eye-level DSLR. Wouldn't it be a gas?
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now, this is really interesting and a statement on the changing needs of fashion. back in the 60s, 70s, etc... the square format was not considered popular among film photographers. the hasselblads, rolleis, mamiya 6x6es were not much appreciated as in order to print, you needed a square photo with a lot of unused border around it.

times change, i guess.
Nov 14, 2017 13:38:20   #
jackinkc wrote:
I use a 503CW. I prefer my old Rollei f/2.8D, with Schneider lens.

interesting, in re: the 2.8 with the schneider lens. i've used both the planar and schneider and have found both to be equally excellent. i stuck with the schneider because most other users had the planars and i liked being "different"!!! so much for contrariness!
Nov 14, 2017 13:29:27   #
Architect1776 wrote:
Wrong comment for this forum. Here real photos are derided and bashed mercilessly with rude and disgusting comments. They can't handle real people photos as they really are. Only the "perfect" people are accepted here.

well, darn! there i go again!!!
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