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Exodus MFP

Exodus MFP
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Copyright: Jusni Nasirun (jusninasirun) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1142 W: 93 N: 1946] (10338)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-02-07
Categories: Daily Life, Artwork, Decisive Moment
Camera: Nikon D40 DSLR, Nikkor 18-55mm AF-S DX f3.5-5.6
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/200 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Oldies but Goodies [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-02-07 7:05
Viewed: 1706
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi friends in TL,

I have been actively using DSLR for more than a year and all of a sudden, I realized that I've lost the touch of an artist and started becoming computer operator. I know that with the digital age, the is no turning back to film but I would like to capture the spirit and moments that I have enjoyed over the years again. I would like to see light and colors as I did before.

Last week I was busy cleaning up my optics and SLRs, replacing parts and batteries and here it is of what I have achieved since last week. They are now in pristine working condition with no fungus and I just love the feeling of those heavy metals in my hands again.

Nikon FE2
Nikon FM2
Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 AIS
Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 E series
Nikkor 24mm f/2.8 AIS
Nikkor 135mm f/2.8 AIS
Nikkor 60mm AF Micro f/2.8 (I am using this one with my DSLR too)

Over the weekend, I loaded my FE2 with film (silver gelatin). Suddenly I am like a young boy again, toying with the camera that has been around my neck since the early 80s. So easy with no complication whatsoever. Yes its not as convenient, but I am now the artist, not the computer operator anymore. I have to consider technique and light again and use my judgment. I started using my tripod more with the cable release attached. A bit troublesome, but discreetly interesting, cheap and very satisfying. I'll continue shooting Manual, Film and Prime optics (MFP)for a while until I'm done with 15 rolls that I've just purchased and with D40 and D80 as my back-up cameras. :-)

I'll use my cheap scanner (for TL posts but it will be a slow process) and save some prints for the family album. Less money spent and hopefully no redundancy.

Thanks for viewing and wish me luck!

Model: NIKON D40
Software: ACD Systems Digital Imaging
Exposure Time: 10/2000 sec
F-Stop: f/6.3
ISO Speed Ratings: 200
Focal Length: 38 mm
Date Taken: 2009-02-07 22:45
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash fired, auto mode, return light detected, red-eye reduction mode
File Size: 188 kb
© jusni nasirun 2009

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To trekks: OM1njusninasirun 1 02-07 07:33
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hi Jusni

Interesting look-back to yesterdays and into the film photography; obviously your collections are impressive than my single OM2. I would think all the lenses shown here can be used for dSLR, especially I have used 1978 version of manual 50mm f/1.4 by entering the AiS data into the camera setting and it reads the aperture reading ok, although D80 is just blind to it.

I have not touched film since 1980s? So it would be incredible to try that again! Maybe I would try it, but my OM2 is rusty and full of fungi.

tfs, bill

You PC's operator? Never!
Nostalgy, maybe, but with your sensibility and control of yours themes, always a master photograph.
:o) I had no more points sorry

Some eyecatching equipment here Jusni. I think you could have used a smaller aperture, the uppermost camera is also slightly out of focus because of a shallow DOF.

WB also appears to be wrongly set for this?


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  • marijo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 227 W: 0 N: 85] (1450)
  • [2009-02-07 10:06]

Hi Jusni

Of course the computer never will replace the hand of artist and a soul of artist.In my opinion who has a touch of an artist , always will be an artist.I think you are. TFS

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  • MLINES Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1350 W: 102 N: 1081] (9125)
  • [2009-02-07 12:44]

Hi Jusni, Good to see and read into the history of your photography. This mirrors many other for sure. I like the collection of cameras and lensa as you have set this up. It is good to retain your links with the past. Photography is actually a fairly recent art/science only since the 1870 or so? TFS. Murray.

Hi Jusni,
Beautiful nostalgic shot....
Good focus and clarity.
Excellent details.tfs.
Dr.Seyfettin Güner

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 624 W: 0 N: 993] (4864)
  • [2009-02-07 18:19]

Salam Jusni,
wow this is another back to the future thing. excellent steps to polish and shine the once upon a time skill.
The re visit is indeed useful in returning the mental challenge in calculating the capture. Well done, and looking gorward to see a few beauties from your h
eavu machine guns.


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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1797 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2009-02-07 18:46]

Hi Jusni,
It is always good to go back to your roots once in a while. I took my Minolta X700 with me to Mexico in December because as you say, I wanted to go back to non-digital time just to enjoy. Unfortunately, after almost five years of not using the camera I did not notice till I got to Mexico that the internals of my 28-80 mm lense was all lose and as a result, all photos that I took using X700 is no good. So either I have to get a new lense or stick to digital from now on.

Hello Jusni,
I understand the artist within as I was against the digital craze for many years as I was also hooked on Velvia's truest of color captures. I have, and still believe that the film photographer is the true mastery of photography as they do not sit before a computer and use the tools of the COMPUTER to enable them to become seen within the ?"ART"? world of today. There is no challenge in taking an image with a digital if you know the basics of film, with film, you first learn to read and understand the temperature of light as it falls across the subject matter of one's choice. In digital, the choice is to either set your computer's meter to the little sun or the cloud, or to whatever light is found indoors. No need for those costly filters to control light's temperature any longer, and no need to spend and spend for film and processing any longer with the digital age. But it is those of us that have learned by trial and error, and have had to improve because of the cost of film and processing that seem to capture those scenes with that finer touch, and that sharper eye for compositional elements that many do not, nor will ever accept within their arsenal, and that is why Film Photographers will always be the truest of the masters.
and on and on and on and on>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Hi Jusni again MF,
A nostalgic shot indeed. Perfectly composed and focussed with fine details. i also use the dia scaner for coppying my old dia possitives.
TFS and cheers MF!

memang pun bro ne dari dulu ambil pic.. nikon jga.. :) peminat setia.. the only manual yang aku bawa dan pernah pakai dari dulu yashica.. pinjam dad aku pnya dari tingkatan 1 sampai 5.. :) im sure next time bro terasa nak juga pakai ne balik.. tfs..

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  • korbee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1483 W: 0 N: 1852] (14495)
  • [2009-02-08 5:16]

The good old days,when you still had the feeling ,you had some machinery in your hands!
Thanks Jusni.


Ciao Jusni

This is a beautiful array of machines,
lenses and accessories for a good photographer!
I like the collection of cameras and lenses
that you have here.
a lovely light and warm down
all equipment.
Great compo!


Salam Jusni

Its nice to see that you are an old fan of Nikon.
Great shot with warm colors and good subject. TFS


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  • Dot Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1583 W: 40 N: 3488] (13942)
  • [2009-02-11 11:03]

HI Jusni
Impressive collection, looks like a store presentation. Its no wonder that you do such good photography, but the important part of the results is missing and that is the tripod and your hands.
Good shot

hello Jusni,
I take it you are a Nikon man and I applaud you for dusting off the equipment and going back to film for a bit. You are also a bit hard on yourself, as you will never be just a computer operator.
There is a lot of talent behind that lens.

Hello dear Jusni.
Yeh.. Good old days.!
In that time, you looked atleast 3 times before you shoot a picture, right ?
I have good memories too, on the mechnical period of our hobby.
Still having my Exacta rtl 1000, wilt lenses and macro bellow.
The penta prisma could have been removed and lenses mounted upside down.
Those where the days, haha.
Excellent tribute picture of your collection.
Best regards, Jan

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  • azaf1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 733 W: 61 N: 1257] (7137)
  • [2009-02-13 10:25]

Hi Jusni, nice equipment you have there, and it really shows you're proud of it.

Much as I like the old ones I'd rather stay with the digital ones. As for me, now I can afford a better camera that I used to in the past.

Have a nice weekend and TFS

Hi Jusni,
Very good composed,good light and color,excellent details.
Best regards,

Very well said Jusni,
that's why, ever since I had my DSLR, I strictly limit my post processing to very minor increment in saturation and contrast only.
Although not all, but most so-called photographers these days are more like skilled computer users rather than a photographer.
Sometimes, extreme Post Processing murdered the art of photography!!

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