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Nov 6, 2018 07:30:28   #
Nov 4, 2017 09:07:20   #
SS319 wrote:
I reject reality!

We applaud Artists whose vision escapes reality and allows them to re-create on canvas what they see in their mind's eye, so why should we limit our photography to accurate reproductions of reality. Do you remember sitting on the shores of Lake Michigan watching a sunset with that favorite girl when you were a teenager? Carefully consider that image in your mind - were those grey clouds with a tinge of red orange and blue above a lake of grey-blue water, or do those colors burn with the flames of your romance and your thoughts of that night.

When we do a still life of a bowl of fruit, will we settle for that weak orange color of a Valencia orange, the thin red and green color of an apple, or do we saturate those images to increase the saliva flows and the desire to reach into that photograph and grab that fruit.

Study the B&W photographs of the depression and dust bowl eras, study how the photographers added noise and contrast to their images to convey the ultimate hardship of these people's condition. Should we not use saturation the same way.

My goal is never to reproduce reality, but to induce emotions, and saturation is but one tool available to produce that image.
I reject reality! br br We applaud Artists whose ... (show quote)

I agree.Kodachrome was my choice for a reason.
Oct 1, 2017 22:29:39   #
ELNikkor wrote:
I was surprised to learn just yesterday that the Galaxy S6 has a sensor the size of many of the digital "tough" cameras, so it's photos could potentially compete with them. I bristle at the thought of me even getting a "smartphone", but knowing their photo and video capabilities is starting to make me reconsider...

I know what you mean.can't fight it anymore,things are changing.
Oct 1, 2017 22:27:57   #
GAS496 wrote:
Just about all I shoot is film and 8x10 sheet film at that. Mix the own developer from raw chemicals in my fully supplied wet darkroom complete with a Devere 8x10 enlarger. You can say I am serious about this. But man do I love the photos from my iPhone. They are great little cameras and I don't always have my favorite camera with me.

That is some serious shooting the end we are all photographers.
Sep 30, 2017 20:38:53   #
brentrh wrote:
It is all about the eye of the photographer and using the right tool for the job cel phone will never replace a good SLR but it is a excellent tool to have in your acenole

Your right on that.just another way to get the image.
Sep 30, 2017 20:37:51   #
rehess wrote:
It all depends on the situation. Smart phones have small sensors, but they have prodigious computing power, which allows them to compute their way out of a lot of issues. Of course, some of this computing may nibble away at sharpness, but sharpness is not the only criterion by which photographs should be judged. My smart phone must have built-in HDR, for example, because it does the best job by far of quickly handling pictures that include glaring light that would confuse any other camera I own.
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I noticed that with my phone.slight learning curve on how the camera reacted to certain light,but after that,fire feels cumbersome to me because there is no grip and I always feel I will drop it.
Sep 30, 2017 20:33:54   #
larryepage wrote:
There is an article in the latest issue of Model Railroader detailing how to use a cell phone to produce publication-quality photographs. In model railroading, the two biggest problems are close focus and depth of field. The results published in the magazine are pretty stunning. Two key subjects addressed were camera support and focus stacking. Kmqw9v--I've been living in denial also, but the examples accompanying the article are pretty impressive.

Just as a side note...serious model railroaders as a group are probably the only folks who are worse nitpickers than this group.
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That is impressive stuff.and worse nitpickers than us,that's saying a lot.
Sep 30, 2017 20:30:46   #
Wingpilot wrote:
Here’s my take on it. A camera is a camera is a camera—has a lens, sensor and image processor. They come in different packages with different controls. Or few or no controls. In the end, they all produce a picture. The only question is what is a “real” camera? My answer to that is, they are all real cameras. A cellphone camera, in my opinion, is a throwback to those early era pocket digital cameras that had very few controls, and were all fully automatic, yet took decent images. There are different kinds of digital cameras for different purposes, and how one regards any camera depends on that person’s intended purpose. For the advanced photographer, a cellphone camera isn’t going to cut it, but for the person who just wants to capture a moment or a scene, I think a cellphone camera works well. That doesn’t make him or her a lesser person no more than does someone with a D850 make them superior. The camera doen’t make the photographer, the person does, as is often stated here. Of course there are many who simply can’t afford a big DSLR or high end mirrorless or bridge camera, but nearly everyone has a cellphone, and for many, that works just fine for a camera.
Here’s my take on it. A camera is a camera is a c... (show quote)

Thank you for that,very well laid out.maybe the waters are churning with so many ways to get an will work itself out.
Sep 30, 2017 12:56:58   #
thewags wrote:
Obviously the phone pics can't compete from a resolution standpoint, but I have to say, the phone sometimes does a better job of dealing with high contrast situations. My wife uses her iPhone and I use a Nikon D750. It is not unusual for her photo to look better than mine right out of the camera, for purposes of posting to FB or similar.

Sometimes the camera gets in the always comes back to how good the photographer is.I got some stunning images of what I like to shoot,scenery,still life,even interiors of old just seems to me it's all about the image.on the other side of the coin,I went to the top of a mountain to observe beautiful Hawks and looked like it was all about how big my lens is.they all had expensive,large lenses,nothing wrong with that,I'm one of them,but hiking and taking it all it seems to be more important now.once I got a taste of lighter and almost as good,it's hard to think about going back to all the weight,etc.I purchased a Sony A6000.I know it's a good camera,I only shot about 100 images,doesn't do anything for me.hard wired Nikon guy I guess.I said enough,open to any and all thoughts,thanks
Sep 30, 2017 10:59:56   #
SueScott wrote:
I realize that cell phones are capable of taking good, and sometimes even excellent shots but I've seen way too many tourists holding them (as well as tablets!!) up in the air taking pictures, a sight that has jaundiced me toward them. Call me old school, but I like the feel of a "real" camera and the ability to use a view finder. Plus, living in the woods as we do where we can't get bars, the freedom of not being chained to a smart phone is a wonderful thing indeed.

Been through the best of Nikon back in the 70s and Hasselblads,now digital.I have to say you can't beat having a lightweight camera with you all the times.Somehow I started to use my phone a lot,because it was,it does not do everything,but what it does do is not bad.when I take my Nikon out now it feels cumbersome and intrusive when I shoot street scenes.I have a feeling that the "big" stuff is on the way out.Im old school,but it's happening.
Sep 28, 2017 10:08:06   #
AVG wrote:
Headed to Lancaster, PA on a train trip out of Pittsburgh in 3 weeks. Besides colorful leaves, any suggestions for hidden gems within 50 miles of this "Amish" area?

Yes,plenty.came here from N.Y 30 years goes,Hans Herr house,Built 1719,Susquehannoc state park,looks down on eagles flying below you,stunning and quite,overlooking water.,Muddy Run park,water and foliage.,Town of Lititz,incredible little town and very real.Strasburg and the Strasburg RR.take the train ride.north of Lancaster,Hawk Mountain.Middlecreek wildlife these sights to fine tune these suggestions.also the city of Lancaster on first Friday,great city,packed with restaurants,arts.Gettysburg,great for walking.Good luck and enjoy.also the Fireside Inn,Strasburg is a gem,must check out for a great meal.Shady Maple off Rt.322. For the best buffet with quality food.always crowded for a reason.we came down for. Weekend and never looked back.
Sep 14, 2017 17:29:12   #
[quote=Lille]Hello all,

I have a Nikon D7100 that I'd like to sell. I bought the camera and a few lenses and used them very little, or not at all.

Nikon D7100 'Like New ' ( shutter count = 300 ) Not a scratch or blemish anywhere. $600

Nikon 85mm 1:8 G AF-S . New in the Box. Bought it new, never used it. $350
Nikon Nikkor 18-35mm F/3.5-4.5 D IF ED Aspherical Autofocus Lens. Like new. $325
Sigma 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS New in the carrying case, in the box, Bought it, never even mounted it on a camera. $425

30 Day money back if not totally satisfied.[/quote
HI,I am interested in your Nikon 7100,please let me know
Sep 12, 2017 06:49:06   #
GoofyNewfie wrote:
My first medium format camera!

Burst out laughing ,like your sense of humor.
Sep 12, 2017 06:47:47   #
amfoto1 wrote:
The problem with consulting a dealer such as KEH is that it will give you unrealistic expectations... Their prices are higher than what a private party can typically charge for an item because the dealer has already serviced the camera (either themselves in the case of KEH... or sent out to a repairer, in the case of smaller dealers), insured it's in good working order and warrants it for some period of time. In other words, they are able to charge a premium because buying from them is much less risky than buying from a private party.

If thinking of selling the item to KEH, they will only be able to offer a "wholesale" value for it... usually 33% to 50% less than they eventually will offer to sell it for. That's to cover all their cost of operation, plus some profit margin.

A more accurate way would be to search on eBay and use the "sold" filter to see what similar products have sold for recently, in many cases sold private parties. Takes a bit of work, but gives a much more realistic idea of value. There are lots of Mamiya C330 sold on eBay. Many with 80mm Sekor lens set. (Not may Makita e300s, though )

If sold on eBay, I would describe that camera as "like new in original box"... definitely NOT "never used" (unless you were the original buyer and you're absolutely certain it was never used by yourself or anyone else, before or after you bought it).
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Thanks for the info,it makes sense.also agree with "like new in original box".
Sep 12, 2017 06:42:34   #
ElderJames wrote:
My "campus job" in college was as photographer, and we used a camera like this. Beautiful 2 1/4 square negatives! For a moment your post got my juices going, but our small retirement house has no place to build another darkroom, alas! I'll just have to let someone else enjoy this great camera!

I feel your a stage in my life where I will have to let it go.would have given anything for a camera like this when first started shooting.
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