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#1 Deliberate1

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Posted 31 December 2016 - 18:54

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Not necessarily an antidote for GAS, but words to cogitate over as the world, and our lives,  turn another page.

 

https://www.psycholo...appiness-fading

 

My photographic resolutions:

 

- To use the Leica gear I have (S 006/M9) in new and imaginative ways - e.g. more B&W conversions of subjects shot with that goal in mind.

- Use my lovely Zeiss for Contax 120mm lens for more 1:1 macro imagery.

- Dust off my beloved Rollei 6008 with the bazooka Schneider 90mm macro, and turn my world square again.

- Fire up my Toyo 4x5 box and dip into that frozen cache of Quickloads and Readyloads that I have hoarded for years in order to shoot the Apocalypse in high def and with flattering camera movements.

- Shoot some 35mm Acros in the 60+ year old IIIc (?) I inherited from my beloved uncle.

- Burn more ink in my venerable Epson 7800 and bring images to life and then find a place on the wall for them to live.

- Resist the urge to add to new gear to the toy box. Rather, make something new and wondrous with the tools that are waiting patiently and capably to be pressed into that service.

Wishing you all a New Year of gear parsimony and unbridled exploration with the gems already in your hands.

 

David


Edited by Deliberate1, 31 December 2016 - 19:16.

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#2 joakim_d

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Posted 31 December 2016 - 20:23

- Print more

- Make a photo book

 

Happy new year!

 

Joakim


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#3 Deliberate1

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Posted 31 December 2016 - 21:32

 

- Make a photo book

 

Happy new year!

 

Joakim

Added to my list. 

Thanks

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Posted 31 December 2016 - 22:54

Fix AF lenses and return them to customers

 

Oh wait, that should be on Leica's list (I will have technically waited a year now for repair. <_< )


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#5 FlashGordonPhotography

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Posted 02 January 2017 - 08:22

No more gear purchases......

 

 

 

 

..... until something cool comes out. :)

 

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 15:36

Shoot more.

Compute less.


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"There is only you and your camera. The limitations in your photography are in yourself, for what we see is what we are."

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 23:17

Not necessarily an antidote for GAS, but words to cogitate over as the world, and our lives,  turn another page.

 

https://www.psycholo...appiness-fading

 

My photographic resolutions:

 

- Dust off my beloved Rollei 6008 with the bazooka Schneider 90mm macro, and turn my world square again.

 

 

 

That's certainly a fantastic combo. Using the lens also on the Rolleiflex Hy6.

 


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#8 Deliberate1

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Posted 12 January 2017 - 03:12

 

 

 

That's certainly a fantastic combo. Using the lens also on the Rolleiflex Hy6.

Good for you. The Rollei is a gem that will stay with me for the duration. It is a finely crafted scientific instrument, well-balanced with remarkably good ergonomics for a camera its size and considerable weight. The OVF is bright, square and beautiful. And images taken with fast chrome film on a tripod are splendid. But its girth with the 90mm Schneider can be intimidating to those on the business side of the lens. The more timid residents of Jerusalem scattered when I would raise it to my eye. A passing Israeli soldier looked down as I was changing film cassettes and said, as only an Israeli can, "nice bazooka." So I took the 45* finder off and replaced it with a classic waist level finder. Problem solved. No one these days pays much attention to a camera that rests at one's belly button, especially when one's gaze is directed down. When the market fell out of the pro scanner market I sold my Nikon 9000 scanner and purchased a used Scitex Eversmart flatbed scanner for about $1600 -  a fraction of its original cost. It makes potent files in the range of 400mb. On my venerable Epson 7800 printer, I can make 24" square images that are as good as they can be. The only limitation is the skill of the trigger man. I love my Leica S for certain, but the whole process of shooting the Rollei  - from capture to print - is a joy. Enjoy yours.


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Posted 12 January 2017 - 11:11

Good for you. The Rollei is a gem that will stay with me for the duration. It is a finely crafted scientific instrument, well-balanced with remarkably good ergonomics for a camera its size and considerable weight. The OVF is bright, square and beautiful. And images taken with fast chrome film on a tripod are splendid. But its girth with the 90mm Schneider can be intimidating to those on the business side of the lens. The more timid residents of Jerusalem scattered when I would raise it to my eye. A passing Israeli soldier looked down as I was changing film cassettes and said, as only an Israeli can, "nice bazooka." So I took the 45* finder off and replaced it with a classic waist level finder. Problem solved. No one these days pays much attention to a camera that rests at one's belly button, especially when one's gaze is directed down. When the market fell out of the pro scanner market I sold my Nikon 9000 scanner and purchased a used Scitex Eversmart flatbed scanner for about $1600 -  a fraction of its original cost. It makes potent files in the range of 400mb. On my venerable Epson 7800 printer, I can make 24" square images that are as good as they can be. The only limitation is the skill of the trigger man. I love my Leica S for certain, but the whole process of shooting the Rollei  - from capture to print - is a joy. Enjoy yours.

 

 

Nice story!

 

The Rollei is a great camera and like the Contax, it's a shame it ended. The 80mm f2.0 Xenotar PQ is an incredible lens. it would have been nice to be able to use these lenses on the S.


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Posted 12 January 2017 - 19:00

A stock picture of the Bazooka/Schneider 90mm with the waist level finder.

Now, just imagine this with the 45* finder, lifted to the eye and pointed directly at you ....

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#11 Sultan of Swing

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Posted 12 January 2017 - 19:08

Buy a S.


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#12 Deliberate1

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Posted 12 January 2017 - 20:10

Buy a S.

Got a S.


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