|Intro:||I'm Dave |
I ride my bike around the local river and canal towpaths,like to take photos of British Waterways
canals,lock architecture, wildlife and old buildings, When not on my bike I'm in my OPEN TOP JEEP..
For digital images I have Canon EOSd cameras a 20d and a 5d, got Canon DSLR cameras because they allow stop down metering when shooting through a lens lacking aperture connections.. That means(with an M42/EOS adaptor ring) I could use my supply of old M42 Pentax,Zeiss Flektogon , mirror lenses and Peleng fisheyes,MEANS I'VE GOT DIGITAL BACKS for all my lenses,use m42 lenses with 5d or 20d in manual mode like a manual film camera BUT WITHOUT WAITING TO DEVELOP FILMS, I love film but sometimes you can't wait to develop them...Use my EF lenses and I've got a fast DSLR..
WHATS THE POINT OF BUYING A DSLR AND NOT USING THE MANUAL SETTINGS...
Sell your old favourite lenses for peanuts and you'll regret it forever..get an adaptor ring..
I'm using film for a while.. (unless I can't afford mistakes or need fast action ,then I'll go back to digital)...
Film cameras, Leica 111f, Pentax SP1000, Canon AE1, Various Zeiss folders,TLR Yashica Mat, Bronica ETRS,Kowa Super 66 and a Zenith 80 6X6 SLR ..
Getting back into medium format and 35mm film...I'm becoming bored with digital (film is more fun waiting to see how your shots come out),not much in digital POINT N SHOOT.. I'm going back to manual settings..
I'm experimenting with Meniscus and Anastigmat lenses at the moment.
(I seem to spend more time playing with old cameras and lenses than taking pictures)....
PLEASE USE A ROLL OF FILM NOW AND THEN
Use your digital most of the time .. buy a film now and then, or all the film labs will close down.
It's fun waiting to see if your f stop and shutter was ok, more interesting manual setting your camera.Digital is great but its more fun to fiddle with film than point n shoot..
I found some old 6x6 and 6x9 negatives in my mums loft and noticed how good they looked given 60 years ago they only had simple BELLOWS or BOX CAMERAS with simple meniscus lenses no focus and a one speed shutter (guess and shoot)....so it's fiddling with an old box or folding camera and some 120 film for me..... I'm even trying out making a PINHOLE camera.
My old camera collection here..
Daves Pics CAMERA COLLECTION
THANKS FOR ALL YOUR CRITIQUES AND WORKSHOPS
|Camera:||Adox 6 x 9 folder, Bronica ETRS, Canon 5D, Canon AE1, Canon EOS 20D, Franka Solida Folding 6x6, fuji axia ix100, Fuji FinePix F450, Ihagee Dresden Plate Canera, Kodak Brownie, Leica IIIf, moscow 5, Olympus 35 RC (film), Pentax SP1000, Yashica Mat TLR 60x60 format, Zenit 80 hasselbladski|
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