Author Topic: Bought any photography stuff today?  (Read 80866 times)

Re: Bought any photography stuff today?
« Reply #900 on: April 06, 2018, 10:20:58 pm »
I got a Benbo 1 tripod, no head, for £15 inc fares, but it took 3 hr to pick up.
And a Benbo Trekker mini ball head, £7 posted.


LEE

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Re: Bought any photography stuff today?
« Reply #901 on: April 07, 2018, 04:03:42 pm »
A roll of Ilford XP2 to run through my Balda matic.

The light meter works but, after checking with my DSLR, it needed the ISO value adjusting to 640 (from 400) to give a more accurate reading.
XP2 is renowned for having a wide latitude so it should be OK anyway but thought I'd try to make it as close as possible.

36 exposures.  My aim is to have 36 worthwhile images. 

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Jaded

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Re: Bought any photography stuff today?
« Reply #902 on: April 07, 2018, 04:19:19 pm »
Peered in a window in Morningside and looked at the loverly 35mm stuff but didn't buy anything.

Had to make do with the PD leash I bought earlier for a small bag.
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Woofage

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Re: Bought any photography stuff today?
« Reply #903 on: April 12, 2018, 10:45:21 am »
A couple of rolls of Ilford FP4 8). I have 2x OM1s at home (my original, plus one I acquired) and a few lenses. I thought it would be a good exercise for the lad to shoot some fillum so he has to think really carefully about each shot. That and the fact that I love B&W film.
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LEE

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Re: Bought any photography stuff today?
« Reply #904 on: April 12, 2018, 03:24:36 pm »
Whilst clearing out a room in our house I found a roll of HP5.  It was wound back into the cassette and in it's original plastic "dustbin".  Seems I shot it and forgot  to develop it.

Since I last shot a roll of B&W film about 20 years ago I'm intrigued to see what's on there.

It's currently on its way to Harman Labs in Cheshire (Formerly Ilford).
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Woofage

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Re: Bought any photography stuff today?
« Reply #905 on: April 12, 2018, 04:07:16 pm »
Whilst clearing out a room in our house I found a roll of HP5.  It was wound back into the cassette and in it's original plastic "dustbin".  Seems I shot it and forgot  to develop it.

As it happens, i found one too. I also found an exposed roll of Kodak colour fillum. Must send them both off.
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MikeFromLFE

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Re: Bought any photography stuff today?
« Reply #906 on: April 12, 2018, 05:29:26 pm »
I've at long last got my sticky fingers on an Ihagee Exa 1a with a waist level viewfinder. I will try to convince the grandchildren that's it's got a pre-digital non-LED screen!

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Re: Bought any photography stuff today?
« Reply #907 on: April 13, 2018, 12:13:51 am »
Whilst clearing out a room in our house I found a roll of HP5.  It was wound back into the cassette and in it's original plastic "dustbin".  Seems I shot it and forgot  to develop it.

As it happens, i found one too. I also found an exposed roll of Kodak colour fillum. Must send them both off.

I have a roll of B&W film that I suspect was exposed in Jesmond in 1980 when the Windies visited.
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LEE

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Re: Bought any photography stuff today?
« Reply #908 on: April 13, 2018, 11:40:06 am »
I've at long last got my sticky fingers on an Ihagee Exa 1a with a waist level viewfinder. I will try to convince the grandchildren that's it's got a pre-digital non-LED screen!

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Just tell them it's a 3" 20Mp backlit LCD display.
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Re: Bought any photography stuff today?
« Reply #909 on: April 14, 2018, 12:30:55 pm »
Oh dear. 

I did enjoy the Tamron SP 500mm mirror lens and it did make really nice crisp pictures, but it it really a bit too much faff for the sort of snapping I do.  If I want super telephoto reach, I've got scopes that will do the job, and my magic drainpipe 80-200mm lens with a teleconverter gives me 400mm at f5.6 with autofocus.

So I have sold it on and, as you do, went looking at old Takumar lenses.  I've just taken delivery of a rather lovely 28mm f3.5 SMC Takumar and initial tests show that it should be great as a general purpose tourist lens and ought also to produce good widefield astro shots.  If the clouds go.

LEE

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Re: Bought any photography stuff today?
« Reply #910 on: April 14, 2018, 03:28:14 pm »
I've just taken delivery of a rather lovely 28mm f3.5 SMC Takumar

What's it attached to?

28mm is a great "street" focal length.   42mm isn't bad either (if it's a Nikon crop)  I'm loving the 40mm on my Canon full-frame.

I wish they did a 35mm "pancake" for the Canon.  I love 35mm focal length but not as much as I love the tiny size of the 40mm.
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Re: Bought any photography stuff today?
« Reply #911 on: April 14, 2018, 05:01:32 pm »
It's on a Canon 600d, so not really using the full capacity of the lens.

LEE

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Re: Bought any photography stuff today?
« Reply #912 on: April 15, 2018, 06:20:15 pm »
It's on a Canon 600d, so not really using the full capacity of the lens.

That's a 45mm equivalent then.  It's getting a bit close to "standard" for my liking. 
Have you looked at 24mm lenses, that gets you 38mm equivalent (which is just about my favourite).

The 24mm f/2.8 "pancake" is a peach for relatively small money.  I'd be all over it if I had a Canon crop sensor (ideally the tiny EOS 200D)
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Gattopardo

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Re: Bought any photography stuff today?
« Reply #913 on: May 16, 2018, 01:21:39 am »
Does given count?

Nikon FE with a nikor 50mm lens - needs new batteries shutter seems to work ok
Olympus om10 with manual adaptor - Mirror seems not to return hence a few issues, needs investgation
Olympus camedia c20 fixed lens dslr but have the wide angle and telephoto screw on lenses

Something to entertain

 

LEE

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Re: Bought any photography stuff today?
« Reply #914 on: May 16, 2018, 09:47:29 am »
Does given count?

Nikon FE with a nikor 50mm lens - needs new batteries shutter seems to work ok
Olympus om10 with manual adaptor - Mirror seems not to return hence a few issues, needs investgation
Olympus camedia c20 fixed lens dslr but have the wide angle and telephoto screw on lenses

Something to entertain

Very interested to see what this is.....

Olympus camedia c20 fixed lens dslr
Some people say I'm self-obsessed but that's enough about them.

Re: Bought any photography stuff today?
« Reply #915 on: June 02, 2018, 06:53:02 am »
Now waiting for a Samsung Gear 360 to drop through the door (open box new @ roughly half price)

LEE

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Re: Bought any photography stuff today?
« Reply #916 on: June 22, 2018, 11:03:10 pm »
DJI Osmo Mobile 2

A "SteadyCam" Gimbal for my mobile phone.   Since I intend to use my phone for video Blogs of my upcoming travels*  I want to improve the production values as much as I can.



* Smaller scale travels can ve seen at www.gohumberto.com
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Gattopardo

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Re: Bought any photography stuff today?
« Reply #917 on: July 12, 2018, 07:39:50 pm »
Does given count?

Nikon FE with a nikor 50mm lens - needs new batteries shutter seems to work ok
Olympus om10 with manual adaptor - Mirror seems not to return hence a few issues, needs investgation
Olympus camedia c20 fixed lens dslr but have the wide angle and telephoto screw on lenses

Something to entertain

Very interested to see what this is.....

Olympus camedia c20 fixed lens dslr

Thought I had replied to this...

The olympus I mentioned was wrong it is a camedia E20 https://simonhawketts.co.uk/2016/11/26/olympus-camedia-e-20p-digital-single-lens-reflex/

Currently looking at running the camera with 2x14500 li-ion batteries.  As 4AA seem to last no time at all, while rechargeable AA seem to last no time at all, something like less than 10 shots.  The camera is suppossed to use CRV-3 batteries but at £10 for two non rechargeable batteries seems alot, when rechargeable batteries and charger are £12 on amazon.

New silver oxide batteries (cheap from maplin) brought the OM10 back to life.  Well the camera's light meter works and sounds like different shutter speeds.  While the Nikon EM exposure meter shows no signs of life.  Cleaned the battery contacts but still nothing.  No idea what to do.

BrianI

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Re: Bought any photography stuff today?
« Reply #918 on: July 24, 2018, 09:36:46 pm »
A used Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM. An ideal "walk about" lens  :thumbsup:  And a £6 compatible lens hood off ebay!  :)

LEE

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Re: Bought any photography stuff today?
« Reply #919 on: July 25, 2018, 11:31:37 am »
A used Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM. An ideal "walk about" lens  :thumbsup:  And a £6 compatible lens hood off ebay!  :)
I used to have that on my old Crop -sensor.  It's very nice and sharp.  It very rarely came off the camera.
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Re: Bought any photography stuff today?
« Reply #920 on: October 26, 2018, 11:22:26 am »
After this incident I bought a Canon PowerShot S120 off that eBay (the victim of the incident was an S95).

Tim Hall

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Re: Bought any photography stuff today?
« Reply #921 on: November 30, 2018, 05:37:08 pm »
A second hand Pentax KS2.  Now reading the book of words. I may be some time.
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Re: Bought any photography stuff today?
« Reply #922 on: February 03, 2019, 09:44:02 pm »
I appear to have a had a screen finger click interface incident with HDew and an Oly M5 body. At pretty much half price it would have been rude not to. Thankfully  this monster isn't for sale yet, and I can't see it being cheap - 800mm handheld! (or possibly up to 2000mm) It's f4.5 and gives you 7.5 stops of stabilisation........

David Martin

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Re: Bought any photography stuff today?
« Reply #923 on: February 05, 2019, 08:22:52 am »
A second hand Nikon TC14 teleconverter. That should help with reach on the big lens in bright light. Decided the TC17 or TC20 would be too challenging in less than brilliant light.
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Re: Bought any photography stuff today?
« Reply #924 on: February 07, 2019, 05:49:42 am »
(wrong thread)