• Gear discussion thread v. "I own more nifty fifties than cameras they fit"
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Debating between these 3 sellers. This one is a bit pricey but everything seems okay. [url]http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Canon-F-1-35mm-SLR-Film-Camera-Body-Only-/370581960188?pt=Film_Cameras&hash=item564867f5fc[/url] Seems okay but too cheap to be true. [url]http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Canon-F-1-Camera-Body-w-Motor-Drive-MF-READ-/330686906597?pt=Film_Cameras&hash=item4cfe79c0e5[/url] Price is in the middle of both but the dent on the top really throws me off. [url]http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Canon-F1-35mm-SLR-Film-Camera-Black-Body-Only-F-1-197893-/300658588193?pt=Film_Cameras&hash=item4600a5fa21[/url] Which one do you guys think?
Dents are bad often mean theres more problems, the cheap one I think is cheap because the motor drive doesn't work and the one thats a bit pricey seems to be fine
My teacher is letting me borrow his father's Hasselblad to use for the rest of the year. [url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/johngramza/6893819811/][img]http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7197/6893819811_0653559f30.jpg[/img][/url] [url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/johngramza/6893819811/]Hasselblad EL/M[/url] by [url=http://www.flickr.com/people/johngramza/]John Gramza[/url], on Flickr
I've got a couple of questions. First, I've got a Nikon D3100 but only a Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D lens. It's a great lens and all, but I need something that I can get a bit closer with. I was thinking about the 35mm f/1.8G as it's not terribly expensive, but I know shit about lenses so I was wondering what you all think. Is 35mm a wide enough step, and is the lens of good value? Second, I've found an old Afga Ventura 66 for $50 near me. It's in pretty good condition for an old folding camera. How hard will it be to find film, and how hard will it be to have it developed?
[QUOTE=Most wanteD;34748242]I've got a couple of questions. First, I've got a Nikon D3100 but only a Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D lens. It's a great lens and all, but I need something that I can get a bit closer with. I was thinking about the 35mm f/1.8G as it's not terribly expensive, but I know shit about lenses so I was wondering what you all think. Is 35mm a wide enough step, and is the lens of good value? Second, I've found an old Afga Ventura 66 for $50 near me. It's in pretty good condition for an old folding camera. How hard will it be to find film, and how hard will it be to have it developed?[/QUOTE] the 35mm 1.8G is a great lens from what I've heard
[QUOTE=Alcapwne;34748285]the 35mm 1.8G is a great lens from what I've heard[/QUOTE] It's been permanently attatched to my D60 since I got it in September, don't think I'll need another lens until I go full frame.
[QUOTE=Most wanteD;34748242] Second, I've found an old Afga Ventura 66 for $50 near me. It's in pretty good condition for an old folding camera. How hard will it be to find film, and how hard will it be to have it developed?[/QUOTE] The film is still made its 120 film so that should be no problem its just really getting it developed. and as for the price I have no idea but I remember a camera stall last week selling folders for £22
I know I've asked about remotes a bajillion times, but I'm actually getting one now and I can't be arsed to look for the past posts. So for my Canon 60D what would be a good price for one? Wireless. Would like it to have multiple functions if possible, like time lapse? I don't really know what my options are.
[QUOTE=Alcapwne;34748285]the 35mm 1.8G is a great lens from what I've heard[/QUOTE] I can vouch for it, bokeh is okay most of the time but the sharpness is superb.
A word of warning to anyone interested in buying a fisheye lens... [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkLNW38OVNo[/media]
[QUOTE=Bigboy855;34747385]My teacher is letting me borrow his father's Hasselblad to use for the rest of the year. [url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/johngramza/6893819811/][img]http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7197/6893819811_0653559f30.jpg[/img][/url] [url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/johngramza/6893819811/]Hasselblad EL/M[/url] by [url=http://www.flickr.com/people/johngramza/]John Gramza[/url], on Flickr[/QUOTE] with great power, comes great responsibility.
Frag what's a good price for an FD 24mm f2? There's one on shopgoodwill and I figure I'll never actually own the Zeiss 24mm I want so this is good enough
[QUOTE=Trogdon;34766544]Frag what's a good price for an FD 24mm f2? There's one on shopgoodwill and I figure I'll never actually own the Zeiss 24mm I want so this is good enough[/QUOTE] Well that depends. What do you want to spend on it? It's a great lens and most people even say it's even better than the FD 24 1.4L. Last one i saw went for a lot of money because it's quite a rare lens (i mean, the 24mm 2.0 was new with the New FD lineup, and it was even more expensive than the 20mm 2.8 and 17mm 4.0 back then, so it wasn't that popular.) Depending on what you want to spend on it, I would say about a 200 to 250 usd maximum. I know that's a lot of money, but this lens is definitely worth it. Here's 2 reviews of it just fyi: [url]http://www.fdreview.com/lens-review.php?itemid=62[/url] And another very big review that compares every 24mm canon FD lens: [url]http://home.comcast.net/~starka/24mm/24mmIntro.htm[/url]
For our Dutch FP'ers: there's a Canon EOS 3 on Marktplaats.nl for 85 euros. Good deal? Yup.
I've read stellar things about it so the price doesn't actually sound that bad. Especially considering the only real competition is the e mount Zeiss at $1k lol. Much appreciated
Finally bought a 16mm zenitar. I've been meaning to get one for ages [img]http://www.radziszewski.eu/blog/uploaded_images/Test%20zenitar%2016%20ogolne.jpg[/img] I've used one before and it's awesome [img]https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-5UvPton3oLw/Tf44l71MxnI/AAAAAAAApsI/7Lyj-CMvuS8/s640/Foto.Jaanus.cc_Illukalopp-77.jpg[/img] [img]http://www.illusion.ee/gallery/galleries/absill180611/083.jpg[/img] [img]https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-q1HGeoE-kZA/Tf44pfiuG4I/AAAAAAAApsY/KUiCymjaJIg/s640/Foto.Jaanus.cc_Illukalopp-79.jpg[/img]
a friend of mine and his girlfriend were out taking pictures for the girl's class, and their neighbor noticed her film camera and asked if they collected antiques. They said yes, thinking of me, and asked why he asked. Apparently, the guy caught [i]another[/i] neighbor looking to throw out an old film camera, so he picked it up and apparently wanted to find it a home. Turned out to be a minolta SRT 101 body and its original leather case, but no lens. Neat [t]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/4d/Minolta_srt_101_IMGP3035_wp.jpg[/t] I fixed up a 101 and a 201 for a friend a short while back, so I'll have a pretty good idea of how to fix it up if need be
holy shit, neat Nobody ever throws interesting stuff away around here :c
i found a dvd player in the trash but the pawn shop wouldn't take it because it didn't have a remote
[QUOTE=Jaanus;34782419] [img]https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-q1HGeoE-kZA/Tf44pfiuG4I/AAAAAAAApsY/KUiCymjaJIg/s640/Foto.Jaanus.cc_Illukalopp-79.jpg[/img][/QUOTE] Is there a flash used with this? I feel like it'd be impossible to get a high enough shutter speed in that light with f/2.8 Sorry if I sound like a nub. I am.
Silly question, but when is the right time to use a flash?
[QUOTE=credesniper;34795059]Silly question, but when is the right time to use a flash?[/QUOTE] This,
[QUOTE=credesniper;34795059]Silly question, but when is the right time to use a flash?[/QUOTE] basically any time where you are lacking light. depends on your flash shutter sync as well, as most lower end cameras only do 1/60th of a second. but it can create lighting in a pinch (best to bounce it off a ceiling for a more natural look). flash is usually used in studio type work, or on p&s cameras where they can't get a good enough shutter without one. although most people don't use them, don't dismiss them. they are powerful tools and when used right can add great affects to your pictures. goodwill usually carries a decent stock of flashes, just look for one with the battery chamber looking clean (sometimes people leave batteries in the remotes, good for if you want to test it at the store) and a head that moves up and down. i've picked up an alpha mount (3rd party) flash for $1, and a vivitar thrystor flash for $5. flash is also useful for close-mid range outdoor photography where the difference in shadows and highlights is huge, so you can accurately expose the shadowy areas without blowing out the highlights.
in my experience (using a point and shoot) it is NEVER the time to use frontal flash
well yeah it will look bad, but they can't handle indoor lighting very well and the i-auto features will usually favor slow shutter over upping the iso so everything is blurry unless you use a frontal flash. not saying it looks good, but lots of times you can't do without it unfortunately
I don't mind a flash when the guy knows how to diffuse it right, I remember seeing some shots a while back that were done with the built in flash on the T1i and it surprised me. I try and not use flash but when I am only using the kit lens there are time when it is a necessary evil.
yeah the stock flash isn't the best example of good flash. if you take one of those opaque film canisters and put it over the flash it will look much nicer. just a tip
Do I have to look for a certain mount for a flash? Or are the universal?
well the general hotshoe should work with most all camera. then there's the minolta/sony one which will have a little plastic thingy clipping it in, and the bottom will look weird. here's the receivers [url]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hot_shoe[/url] bottom of the flash will look something like this [img]http://www.darntoothysam.com/product_images/uploaded_images/Canon-580EX-Base-2.jpg[/img]
[QUOTE=Ohfoohy;34795999]Do I have to look for a certain mount for a flash? Or are the universal?[/QUOTE] with brand-specific new flashes, they have different contact points like you see in trog's post, but they all have an identical size for the mount, and a center trigger-contact, which has been a primary standard for a good long while. A flash only needs that to be fired (but requires manual settings), the other contacts are for a data connection to tell a more advanced flash to use specific settings based on the scene automatically. For example, I've used my 1957 Diacord L with my brand new wireless flash sync system and with a Nikon SB-600 flash, it had a proper mount with the single contact on it, albeit the mounting direction was backwards (slide on from the front), but that doesn't matter if your flash has a swivel head, or is simply a wireless transmitter and has no direction in the first place, heh. [img]http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2268/3535434955_f8ba828dd6.jpg[/img]
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