[ratpack] Re: Am I nutz??

It seems to me that no one has answered C's original question so I will. Yes
you are. Thank you for playing.

Dr Z

On Thu, Jul 22, 2010 at 8:01 AM, Larry Knight <carpixguy@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> I was organizing my photo stuff the other day and stumbled onto my old
> Pentax K1000 file camera, with telephoto lens. I don't miss it at all. It
> took me a second or two to figure out there is no LCD screen on the back.
> Just for fun, I pressed the shutter, oops, there is still film in it. I
> wonder whats on it?? Might be some racing pics from Laguna in 1993. Wish I
> could just fire it up and check the LCD screen!!! NO I am never going back
> to film!! I don't really think of myself as young and always needing instant
> gratification, but in the photography world, I need it!!!
> Larr
>
> On Wed, Jul 21, 2010 at 11:24 PM, <humminboid@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>
>>  I keep thinking I should simplify my life, somehow, including
>> photography.
>>
>>
>>
>> I keep looking at the ads for film cameras, like the little Canonet  or
>> other  "pocket cameras", and I keep looking at all the film cameras that are
>> looking for a good home, being sold because people have gone to
>> digital, don't do film anymore, and never did know how to do it right,
>> anyhow.  A lot still don't know how to do good digital, either, but now they
>> can do it faster than ever and more of it.
>>
>>
>>
>> I used to be able to do photography and darkroom work pretty well, and the
>> small 35mm cameras with f/1.8-2.8 lenses beat the digitals all hollow when
>> you are trying to photograph small, active kids, or anything else that
>> moves. ALL the small digitals all have  shutter lag. Some are better than
>> others, but they all have it, no matter what you try! And all the darkroom
>> stuff I have in my basement!
>>
>>
>>
>> I keep thinking of buying a Crown Graphic 4X5, or a Bushman Press Camera
>> for the lens movement, or a Rolleiflex or Yashica MAT, and using it as a
>> field camera, for large, tack-sharp enlargements. So far, I have taken a
>> couple of aspirin, and laid down in a dark, quiet room, and the urge has
>> gone away.
>>
>>
>>
>> That is not simplification!
>>
>>
>>
>> I keep thinking I ought to buy a film camera for old time's sake, but one
>> that has the newer  technology, like autofocus, matrix
>> metering and different modes, plus manual, because they brought photography
>> out of the dark ages, as far as I am concerned.  I dearly love those
>> upgrades, and the camera should be able to use my lenses,(probably
>> will...it'll be a Nikon!) which will be a complete circle for the
>> 70-210, "Iron Duke"...bought 20+  years ago for my 6006, which I dearly
>> loved. It's still sharp and going strong!
>>
>>
>>
>> I say that, then I go and buy a new lens, the 70-300 VR, which I say will
>> be my racing car-air show-animal-bird lens. So far, it's proving that at
>> 450mm equivalent, hand held, the sharpness is there. And I am not a steady
>> as I once was, darn it!
>>
>>
>>
>> Soooo... what's a guy to do?    Halp!
>>
>
>


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Dr. Z
aka Michael Wells
MCWells Photography
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