[ratpack] Re: Am I nutz??
- From: Michael Wells <mcwellsphoto@xxxxxxxxx>
- To: ratpack@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Date: Thu, 22 Jul 2010 09:36:42 -0600
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! >> > > -- Dr. Z aka Michael Wells MCWells Photography mcwellsphoto@xxxxxxxxx 801-850-7279
- [ratpack] Re: Am I nutz??
- From: humminboid
- [ratpack] Re: Am I nutz??