Re: Your Camera

Postby wolffman1 on Wed 29/Jul/15 9:16pm

Won an auction today. $425 for one that sounds like it's lived in a drawer since it was purchased. Stoked, so now for the waiting. I played with one up in a local shop which was the limited edition x100 for 1k, which is what the 100s are going for. The new 100t is 1500, so I'm feeling like I got a good deal.

How many spare batteries have you got Bigfoot? I've read that two is a good number.
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Re: Your Camera

Postby EoinC on Thu 30/Jul/15 12:45am

Good job, Chris. Have fun.
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Re: Your Camera

Postby Bigfoot on Thu 30/Jul/15 6:09am

Nice one!

I have two spares - one is a protama and one is a fuji. So far there seems to be no issues with the protama, and it was much cheaper. I am sure you have read and I can confirm that it is true - when the low battery light comes on there very little in the way of leeway. The two spares did me fine when I was out all day travelling and taking many many shots.
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Re: Your Camera

Postby EoinC on Thu 30/Jul/15 9:35am

I'm heading over to Astana, Kazakhstan in 2 weeks time for the track cycling. I'll lug the dslr for the velodrome, but I'm really looking forward to walking around with my little B&W rangefinder and 35mm and 50mm lenses. I don't think there's much that's old in Astana (except for me), but I'm sure there will still be plenty to see.
Imagea002 by Eoin Christie, on Flickr
Imagea003 by Eoin Christie, on Flickr
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Re: Your Camera

Postby Bigfoot on Thu 30/Jul/15 9:47am

Dreamy.

Hipter photog in me loves that wrist strap too...
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Re: Your Camera

Postby EoinC on Thu 30/Jul/15 10:01am

Hi, Bigfoot. I have a deep-seated, completely unreasonable dislike for neck straps, even though I know that I would find them very useful much of the time. A wriststrap is my compromise for a body that doesn't have a lot of handhold protrusions (unlike my own). I'll remove the little 'un's L-plate for the Kazakh trip.
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Re: Your Camera

Postby EoinC on Thu 30/Jul/15 10:05am

EoinC wrote:...I'm retrogressing at a high rate of knots.

2 local cameras that I have my nostalgic rose-tinted focus on:
http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1543649
http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1543199
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Re: Your Camera

Postby Bigfoot on Thu 30/Jul/15 10:53am

:butbut:

Oh my...
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Re: Your Camera

Postby Slim on Thu 30/Jul/15 12:35pm

I am guessing that is the camera version of riding a fixie.
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Re: Your Camera

Postby Bigfoot on Thu 30/Jul/15 3:13pm

Slim wrote:I am guessing that is the camera version of riding a fixie.


Nah, that would be more likely a polaroid

Image

That is far too lovely to be compared to a fixie...
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Re: Your Camera

Postby wolffman1 on Thu 30/Jul/15 3:23pm

That blad looks pretty damn fine but much harder to prints out of unless you go fully retro grouch and move the droplet photography out of the shower to install a darkroom. The big print possibilities with one of those would be tremendous. Digital back compatible as well.

The m3 would be nice to have too, especially if you have lenses.

Sod it, just buy both and you'll be covered
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Re: Your Camera

Postby Bigfoot on Thu 30/Jul/15 4:19pm

Agreed.
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Re: Your Camera

Postby EoinC on Thu 30/Jul/15 10:24pm

Oh well, not much point in me trying to argue then...
Actually, 120 film, developing, and printing is readily available in Singapore. You can even rent darkroom time here. My old man used to have a darkroom at home when I was a kid (back when Van Gogh was a photographer), and I have a plan to do the same when I move back to a house. I have a real hankering to try platinum palladium printing. It doesn't require a darkroom, as it is using UV light, but it still requires a bit of space, and a ready supply of chemicals...

https://vimeo.com/66352973

That's more fixie than a fixie!
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Re: Your Camera

Postby EoinC on Fri 31/Jul/15 9:09am

Bigfoot wrote:
Slim wrote:I am guessing that is the camera version of riding a fixie.


Nah, that would be more likely a polaroid
That is far too lovely to be compared to a fixie...

My daughter's got herself a Polaroid Land camera, which pleases me. I heard an interview with the CEO of Polaroid the other day. Interesting plays in niche markets for a company that has had to reinvent itself several times.
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Re: Your Camera

Postby EoinC on Fri 31/Jul/15 9:10am

When will you be getting your tripod, Bigfoot? August is nearly here.
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