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Forum: Travel 06-21-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 2,648
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
I realize I'm reviving a very old thread, but...

I realize I'm reviving a very old thread, but I've been to Mexico City twice in the last chronological year, and honestly, I feel it is at least as safe as home (Washington DC) if not safer. Yeah,...
Forum: Travel 06-21-2017
Replies: 24
Views: 1,717
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
It's been a few years and some economic hard...

It's been a few years and some economic hard times since I was there last, but when I was there, I schlepped around not only a Contax G1 with 28 and 45 lenses, but a Canham 5x7 with tripod, five...
Forum: Travel 05-11-2016
Replies: 31
Views: 2,853
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
For commercial galleries, check out Throckmorton...

For commercial galleries, check out Throckmorton and Bonni Benrubi, both on E 57th IIRC. Definitely recommend the photo department at The Strand- it's huge, and always has some wonderful books on...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 05-06-2016
Replies: 25
Views: 2,345
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
I'll give some love to the 23 f1.4 . I really...

I'll give some love to the 23 f1.4 . I really like it especially for daylight shooting where I need to put some separation between my subject and my background, but I still want to include a...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 05-06-2016
Replies: 107
Views: 22,264
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
The 23 and 56 lenses are my faves. I also have...

The 23 and 56 lenses are my faves. I also have the 18-55, which is a perfectly competent lens, but I'm mostly shooting formal portraits and environmental portraits with my system, so the fast primes...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 04-29-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 1,584
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
When shooting a DSLR, I'm a fan of the 135 F2 for...

When shooting a DSLR, I'm a fan of the 135 F2 for Canon EOS, so I'd be interested to try out the Fuji 90. Currently I have the 56 only. I'm really liking that lens so if I were forced to never have...
Forum: Travel 04-28-2016
Replies: 137
Views: 14,930
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
If you haven't booked your out-of-town trip yet,...

If you haven't booked your out-of-town trip yet, I highly recommend a side trip to Chalon-sur-Saone (birthplace of photography!). Do double-check your train tickets and the departing platform for the...
Forum: Travel 04-28-2016
Replies: 1
Views: 784
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
Photo galleries/dealers in Mexico City

I'm going to Mexico City at the end of May and I was wondering if there were any photo galleries or dealers in vintage photography worth checking out while I'm there?

On a separate note, how do...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-26-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 1,774
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
The 0.35 Rolleinar for the Tele does have the...

The 0.35 Rolleinar for the Tele does have the hinge to swing out of the way. the 0.7 does not. The Rolleinar 1/2/3 will get you closer than the 0.35 or 0.7. I have used the Rolleinar 1 for portraits...
Forum: Travel 10-06-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,408
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
Second the vote for Iguazu as a destination....

Second the vote for Iguazu as a destination. Despite what some folks might say, the Sheraton in the park at Iguazu, to me, was totally worth the extra money. Not only do they have very good food, but...
Forum: Travel 08-21-2015
Replies: 0
Views: 666
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
Foro Italico in Rome

Anyone here have recent experience with photographing the Foro Italico, or know about access on non-event days? I don't care about the big modern stadium, but the Roman-style one Mussolini built...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-08-2015
Replies: 93
Views: 17,973
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-08-2015
Replies: 93
Views: 17,973
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
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https://dcphotoartist.files.wordpress.com/2014/09/bellpayphone.jpg
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-07-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 2,396
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
LowePro Event Messenger 250. I can put TWO...

LowePro Event Messenger 250. I can put TWO Rolleiflex 2.8E bodies (or one 2.8E and a Tele-Rolleiflex!), two pro-packs of film, my meter, two sets of Rolleinar closeup lenses (Rolleinar 1 and...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 07-07-2015
Replies: 223
Views: 28,578
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
The reasons I don't use one: I was able to...

The reasons I don't use one:

I was able to borrow one a while back to see how I liked it. I found that, in no particular order:
A: it was very bulky
B: that 'ping' was super annoying
C: it was TOO...
Forum: Travel 07-02-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 795
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
Where is the Fort Basso market? I'm not going to...

Where is the Fort Basso market? I'm not going to be in Florence on a Tuesday, unfortunately, so I can't make it to the Mercato delle Cascine.
Forum: Travel 06-29-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 795
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
Good places to shop for antique photos in Rome and Florence

I'm going to Italy in October and I was wondering if anyone had any recommendations of good antiques markets/flea markets/weekend swap meets in or around either Rome or Florence where I could look...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-11-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 3,752
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
I have one of their Bay III hoods and it fits...

I have one of their Bay III hoods and it fits well enough, but with a little wear it is now loose and wants to fall off easily. I've managed to catch it every time it has tried to pop off and go on...
Forum: Travel 01-28-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 2,574
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
I'd suspect your Hassy would stand out like a...

I'd suspect your Hassy would stand out like a sore thumb. If you're concerned about safety, I'd stick with the X100 that you can put in a pocket and hide quickly and easily.

For film choice, Ektar...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-30-2014
Replies: 132
Views: 23,775
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
I have a Contax G2, so I have 21, 28, 35, 45, and...

I have a Contax G2, so I have 21, 28, 35, 45, and 90 lenses. The 16 is just such an odd fish, and so ridiculously expensive for what it is, and the 35-70 zoom for the G series is another odd fish in...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-18-2014
Replies: 53
Views: 6,429
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
The only really good reason I can see to upgrade...

The only really good reason I can see to upgrade the Zorki is if you're having reliability issues with it. If it's holding up just fine, you are comfortable with the viewfinder on it, and the...
Forum: Travel 11-17-2014
Replies: 137
Views: 14,930
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
I was in Paris a year ago for ten days. I brought...

I was in Paris a year ago for ten days. I brought only the Rolleiflex 2.8E. It was, for me, the perfect travel camera. No need for a long or a wide - while they would have been nice to have, I...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-17-2014
Replies: 134
Views: 16,797
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
http://dcphotoartist.files.wordpress.com/2013/12/c...

http://dcphotoartist.files.wordpress.com/2013/12/chandelierhallofmirrorsversailles.jpg
Chandelier, Hall of Mirrors, Versailles

...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 11-06-2014
Replies: 49
Views: 6,684
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
If that's what's going on with them it's a rather...

If that's what's going on with them it's a rather sad state of affairs. You used to buy from them because you had 100% confidence that you were getting something better even than you expected, and...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 11-06-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,938
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
For B/W, "high speed" is Tri-X, "low speed" is...

For B/W, "high speed" is Tri-X, "low speed" is FP4+. For color, Ektar 100 for general-purpose shooting, Portra 160 for studio portraits and long time exposures at night. For a fast color film,...
Forum: RFF Polls 10-30-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 7,343
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
I try to be project-oriented. But sometimes you...

I try to be project-oriented. But sometimes you just have to be opportunistic...
I keep several ongoing projects in the air so I have something to look for whenever I'm out - my "ordinary objects"...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-27-2014
Replies: 933
Views: 229,171
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
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All...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-27-2014
Replies: 95
Views: 7,505
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
I wasn't looking for it when it found me - my...

I wasn't looking for it when it found me - my Rolleiflex 2.8E. I bought it off ebay a few years after offloading my Hasselblad kit because I still had 80+ rolls of FP4+ sitting around in my basement...
Forum: Travel 10-06-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 1,826
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
According to Google Maps, there are buses and...

According to Google Maps, there are buses and trains from Bagni to Lucca every 40 minutes to hour-and-a-half. If you need transit details within Bagni, or from Bagni into the countryside, I'm not...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-02-2014
Replies: 2,014
Views: 616,701
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
https://dcphotoartist.files.wordpress.com/2014/09/...

https://dcphotoartist.files.wordpress.com/2014/09/trislandtrmonumentpano_9-2014.jpg
Rolleiflex 2.8E, panorama adapter, Tri-X, Pyrocat HD. Teddy Roosevelt monument, Teddy Roosevelt Island, Washington...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-02-2014
Replies: 2,014
Views: 616,701
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
https://dcphotoartist.files.wordpress.com/2014/09/...

https://dcphotoartist.files.wordpress.com/2014/09/trislandfountain_9-2014.jpg
Rolleiflex 2.8E, panorama adapter, Tri-X, Pyrocat HD. Teddy Roosevelt Island, Washington DC.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-02-2014
Replies: 2,014
Views: 616,701
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
https://dcphotoartist.files.wordpress.com/2014/09/...

https://dcphotoartist.files.wordpress.com/2014/09/trislandmarshoverlookpano_9-2014.jpg

Rolleiflex 2.8E, panorama head, Tri-X, pyrocat HD. Teddy Roosevelt Island, Washington DC.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-01-2014
Replies: 933
Views: 229,171
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
https://dcphotoartist.files.wordpress.com/2014/09/...

https://dcphotoartist.files.wordpress.com/2014/09/trislandmarshoverlookpano_9-2014.jpg
Rolleiflex 2.8E, Rollei panorama head, Tri-X, Pyrocat HD. Marsh overlook, Roosevelt Island, Washington DC.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-01-2014
Replies: 933
Views: 229,171
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
https://dcphotoartist.files.wordpress.com/2014/09/...

https://dcphotoartist.files.wordpress.com/2014/09/trislandfountain_9-2014.jpg
Rolleiflex 2.8E, Rollei panorama head, Tri-X, Pyrocat HD. Teddy Roosevelt Monument, Roosevelt Island, Washington DC.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-30-2014
Replies: 933
Views: 229,171
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
https://dcphotoartist.files.wordpress.com/2014/09/...

https://dcphotoartist.files.wordpress.com/2014/09/keybridgegtowntrisland_9-2014.jpg

Rolleiflex 2.8E, Maco 820c Aura, Hoya RM72 filter, Pyrocat HD
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-17-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 3,213
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
I get swirl with my 2.8E Planar when shot wide...

I get swirl with my 2.8E Planar when shot wide open, have an appropriate background, and appropriate foreground/background distance relationship.

I can post examples later when I'm home from work.
Forum: Travel 09-12-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,651
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
Check out the Castello Sforzesco - the last time...

Check out the Castello Sforzesco - the last time I was there they had a really neat traveling photo exhibit. Plus the building itself is cool and chock full of photo opportunities. If you haven't...
Forum: Travel 09-10-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 922
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
Another vote for Buenos Aires. There is just sooo...

Another vote for Buenos Aires. There is just sooo much to do there. Take a ride on the subway - there is one line that still runs vintage subway cars from the 1950s and even older. Wander San Telmo...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-01-2014
Replies: 2,014
Views: 616,701
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
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http://dcphotoartist.files.wordpress.com/2013/12/popcornreflectioncarousel.jpg
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-19-2013
Replies: 2,014
Views: 616,701
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
The Rollei is a brilliant night camera -...

The Rollei is a brilliant night camera -...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-18-2013
Replies: 2,014
Views: 616,701
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
I love this image - fantastic visualization!...

I love this image - fantastic visualization! Great job on your first outing with the camera.
Forum: Travel 12-08-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 2,862
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
Take the Charles Street streetcar out through the...

Take the Charles Street streetcar out through the Garden District and/or do a walking tour. The houses are unbelievable - it's like walking into a fantasy. There's the house where Jefferson Davis...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-03-2013
Replies: 933
Views: 229,171
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
http://dcphotoartist.files.wordpress.com/2013/12/i...

http://dcphotoartist.files.wordpress.com/2013/12/institutefrancais.jpg

The Academie Francais in Paris, late afternoon.
Rolleiflex 2.8E, Kodak Ektar 100.
Forum: Travel 12-03-2013
Replies: 53
Views: 5,438
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
Contax G or G2 with 45 and 28mm lenses. If you...

Contax G or G2 with 45 and 28mm lenses. If you want to keep it very compact, a Contax G with 28mm makes an outstanding choice, or the 35mm, while not a great favorite of the Contax G series fanboys,...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-01-2013
Replies: 933
Views: 229,171
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
http://dcphotoartist.files.wordpress.com/2013/11/n...

http://dcphotoartist.files.wordpress.com/2013/11/notredamerearnightparis.jpg

Notre Dame Cathedral, Night. Kodak Portra 160, 3 minutes @ f22 iirc. Rolleiflex 2.8E.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-01-2013
Replies: 2,014
Views: 616,701
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
One of the real challenges at Ste. Chapelle is...

One of the real challenges at Ste. Chapelle is the crowds in the room - it is hard to compose a shot that doesn't have converging verticals because of the ravening horde of tourists. Some of the good...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 11-29-2013
Replies: 2,014
Views: 616,701
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
http://dcphotoartist.files.wordpress.com/2013/11/s...

http://dcphotoartist.files.wordpress.com/2013/11/stechapellealtarparis.jpg

Rolleiflex 2.8E, Planar, Kodak Portra 800, handheld.

Stained glass windows and altar of Sainte Chapelle, Paris.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 11-29-2013
Replies: 189
Sticky: Rolleinar?
Views: 126,870
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
http://dcphotoartist.files.wordpress.com/2013/11/d...

http://dcphotoartist.files.wordpress.com/2013/11/doorknockerilestlouisparis.jpg
I'm pretty sure that was a Rolleinar 2 that I used for that shot.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 11-23-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 2,783
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
I just did ten days in France with a pair of...

I just did ten days in France with a pair of Rollei TLRs. They're about the perfect travel camera. I was able to pull off hand-held shots with it that I never would have with an SLR or with most 35mm...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 11-23-2013
Replies: 42
Views: 4,761
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
The biggest difference between the D and the E is...

The biggest difference between the D and the E is that the E has an uncoupled meter. The D might also use different strap lugs than the E/F models, but I forget. You'll be perfectly happy with the D...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-23-2013
Replies: 45
Views: 3,471
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
For b/w, I process myself. I scan the negatives...

For b/w, I process myself. I scan the negatives for web posting, but when I want serious prints, I go back into my darkroom and make enlargements on fiber-based paper. I can go as large as 16x20 at...
Forum: Travel 11-17-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 926
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
Nine days in France

I've been blogging a lot about the France trip (mostly Paris, with an overnight side trip to Chalon-sur-Saone, the birthplace of photography). Here are a few examples from the series....
Forum: Travel 11-17-2013
Replies: 46
Views: 4,111
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
Another gallery worth a visit is Hous Projects...

Another gallery worth a visit is Hous Projects (http://housprojects.com/contact/index.html), on Howard Street between Broadway and Lafayette, one block north of Canal. They're a block and a bit from...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 11-17-2013
Replies: 32
Views: 13,029
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
I have a Lowepro Event Messenger 250 that I can...

I have a Lowepro Event Messenger 250 that I can carry TWO Rollei 2.8E bodies and a dozen rolls of film in the main body, my Sekonic 408 meter, several filters, a cable release and my Rolleinar 1 and...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 11-17-2013
Replies: 933
Views: 229,171
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
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Red Fire Hydrant, Chalon-sur-Saone,...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-24-2013
Replies: 933
Views: 229,171
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
2.8 E Planars aren't so rare you can't find them...

2.8 E Planars aren't so rare you can't find them in good condition with just a little patience. And you can find them in good condition at a very reasonable price if you're moderately patient. I paid...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-24-2013
Replies: 59
Views: 8,522
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
I still think you're channeling too much Blanche...

I still think you're channeling too much Blanche DuBois and relying on the kindness of strangers who have already proven they have none. Do not give them anything they can take advantage of.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-23-2013
Replies: 933
Views: 229,171
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
I'm going to Paris in October and all I'm...

I'm going to Paris in October and all I'm bringing is a pair of Rollei 2.8 E's. I don't think I'm even going to bring the Fuji GSW 690 II I was loaned. Just keep it simple and then everything you...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-23-2013
Replies: 933
Views: 229,171
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
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Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-23-2013
Replies: 933
Views: 229,171
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
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Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-23-2013
Replies: 59
Views: 8,522
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
Don't make a bunch of prints! That's investing a...

Don't make a bunch of prints! That's investing a lot more money of YOURS in the hopes you get a little of theirs. If you absolutely must, make ONE print to show the difference. Otherwise, you invite...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-20-2013
Replies: 758
Views: 52,077
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
http://www.apug.org/gallery1/files/6/7/8/5/mdrenfe...

http://www.apug.org/gallery1/files/6/7/8/5/mdrenfestbaby.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-20-2013
Replies: 758
Views: 52,077
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
http://www.apug.org/gallery1/files/6/7/8/5/mdrenfa...

http://www.apug.org/gallery1/files/6/7/8/5/mdrenfairbubbleblow.jpg
Forum: Zeiss Contax 09-19-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 2,979
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
Another vote for the 28. I have the 35 as well,...

Another vote for the 28. I have the 35 as well, and were it not for the brilliance of the other lenses in the system, I'd probably be very happy with the 35. But the 45 is so much better, and the 28...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-18-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 3,481
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
As for b/w prints, well, I have literally...

As for b/w prints, well, I have literally hundreds of CDVs made between 1860-1880 that range from faded and barely viewable to looking like brand new. And I guarantee that most of them were not...
Forum: Travel 09-16-2013
Replies: 57
Views: 5,614
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
If you want a tripod permit for shooting at the...

If you want a tripod permit for shooting at the US Capitol, they apparently issue them in the new visitor center. I don't know what the bureaucracy is like to get one, not having done it recently...
Forum: Travel 09-13-2013
Replies: 57
Views: 5,614
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
You MIGHT be able to find something a bit cheaper...

You MIGHT be able to find something a bit cheaper out in Dupont Circle, which would put you still a short distance from the JW. Do you have a particular budget in mind? Another option would be...
Forum: Travel 09-11-2013
Replies: 57
Views: 5,614
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
I'll be around at that time barring unforseen...

I'll be around at that time barring unforseen circumstances. As Furcafe said, drop a reminder closer to the time and we can work something out. I'd be happy to play photo tourguide some day to take...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-11-2013
Replies: 3,801
Views: 319,078
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
Rolleiflex 2.8E, loaded with Ektar 100.

Rolleiflex 2.8E, loaded with Ektar 100.
Forum: Travel 09-09-2013
Replies: 46
Views: 5,755
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
Another vote for spending time out east on Route...

Another vote for spending time out east on Route 30. I grew up on Route 30 in Pennsylvania, driving from Chambersburg (a very cool little town in its own right, with tons of Civil War history......
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-08-2013
Replies: 84
Views: 10,211
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
1) So, what or who influences your photography...

1) So, what or who influences your photography (past and present)?
2) Why do you do it?
3) Who / what are you looking at photography wise right now (new or old)?

1: Photographers past: Mathew...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-29-2013
Replies: 303
Views: 127,494
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
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http://www.apug.org/gallery1/files/6/7/8/5/fountainplazaelmorro.jpg
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-29-2013
Replies: 303
Views: 127,494
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
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http://dcphotoartist.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/bluebrickscalleoldsanjuan.jpg
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-29-2013
Replies: 303
Views: 127,494
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
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Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-26-2013
Replies: 933
Views: 229,171
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
[/CENTER] Cute puddy!!!

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Cute puddy!!!
Forum: Travel 08-26-2013
Replies: 51
Views: 4,462
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
If you have a rental car and do get out of the...

If you have a rental car and do get out of the city, and want something a bit less touristed/crowded but still iconic, try the Purisima Creek Open Space Preserve, south of Half Moon Bay. There are...
Forum: Travel 08-23-2013
Replies: 51
Views: 4,462
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
Another vote for Pier 24. An absolutely not-miss...

Another vote for Pier 24. An absolutely not-miss experience. Food, hmm.... There are a couple little neighborhood hole-in-the-wall Russian restaurants out along Geary Boulevard near Park Presidio...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-22-2013
Replies: 100
Views: 6,531
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
Art has no purpose other than just to BE. Art may...

Art has no purpose other than just to BE. Art may have been applied in the creation of many of those objects you list, but a Leica M or M lens are not ART, they are tools. The boat and canoe may be...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-20-2013
Replies: 933
Views: 229,171
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
http://dcphotoartist.files.wordpress.com/2013/08/b...

http://dcphotoartist.files.wordpress.com/2013/08/bikepedestrianwindow.jpg

Bike, Pedestrian, Photographer, Gallery Window, 14th Street, Washington DC
Rolleiflex 2.8E, Ilford Delta 400, Pyrocat HD...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-19-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,353
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
I bought a Gorillapod Focus model off Amazon. The...

I bought a Gorillapod Focus model off Amazon. The Focus is the beefiest model they sell - they advertise it showing a full-size camcorder and a DSLR with 70-200 f2.8 lens. It has arrived, and it...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-15-2013
Replies: 933
Views: 229,171
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
That thought went through my head when I took...

That thought went through my head when I took it... Actually considered titling it "R2D2 trashcan".
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-15-2013
Replies: 933
Views: 229,171
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
http://dcphotoartist.files.wordpress.com/2013/08/k...

http://dcphotoartist.files.wordpress.com/2013/08/konicair-kenilworthtrashcan.jpg

Trashcan, Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens, Washington DC. Konica Infrared (exp. pre 2001).
...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-12-2013
Replies: 3,801
Views: 319,078
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
Rolleiflex 2.8E Planar. I'm going to put a roll...

Rolleiflex 2.8E Planar. I'm going to put a roll of Konica IR through it to see if the film is still good.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-10-2013
Replies: 86
Views: 8,026
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
Actually, the Times Square peep shows are almost...

Actually, the Times Square peep shows are almost completely gone now, but general point made. A few blocks and a few years away, the Meat Packing District was home to some of the raunchiest gay sex...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-08-2013
Replies: 86
Views: 8,026
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
I'd have to do some research to understand the...

I'd have to do some research to understand the specifics of it, but I believe that there is a "reasonable expectation of privacy" in the US. If I am on my front lawn doing something within public...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-08-2013
Replies: 88
Views: 8,543
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
For the combination of personality and soul, I...

For the combination of personality and soul, I vote Rolleiflex. They're absolutely iconic cameras, and they have their own unique character that no other camera has. The handle differently, render...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-07-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,353
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
I'm shooting a Rolleiflex 2.8E, which has a bit...

I'm shooting a Rolleiflex 2.8E, which has a bit of heft to it but isn't a Canon 5D with 70-200 f2.8 either. My plan is to use a compact ball head with Rolleifix quick-release plate to mount the...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-06-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,353
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
Gorillapod and TLRs

Anyone ever tried using a Gorillapod with say a Rolleiflex or other similar size/weight TLR? There are a bunch of places I'm planning to go in the near future where a tripod will be anywhere from...
Forum: Travel 08-06-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 995
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
Visiting Mont St. Michel in October - tips?

I'll be in France in mid-October. I'll be based in Paris - does anyone have any tips for visiting Mont St. Michel? Time of the week, places to stay, travel logistics? I assume it is not a viable day...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 08-05-2013
Replies: 0
Views: 647
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
Photographers International

Does anyone else here remember this magazine? They published it from the late 1990s to around 2005, as far as I can tell. It was beautifully produced, had about 10 pages of ads (a few at the front,...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-05-2013
Replies: 42
Views: 5,089
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
I don't have a good answer for that. If I did,...

I don't have a good answer for that. If I did, I'd be spending lots of time on that forum, wherever it might be. I guess the best place for something like that ends up being an in-real-life critique...
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 08-05-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 6,315
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
I'm with Simon when it comes to the photo not...

I'm with Simon when it comes to the photo not taken - I'd rather have an image with challenges than not have an image at all. Then it's my choice to leave it on the editing room floor, rather than...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-05-2013
Replies: 91
Views: 11,072
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
While I'm far from monocameraogamous (I have...

While I'm far from monocameraogamous (I have stuff ranging from Contax G series through 14x17), I'm more and more favoring the one camera, one lens idea the more I work. I'm not getting rid of my...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-05-2013
Replies: 42
Views: 5,089
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
I wish more folks would be willing to discuss,...

I wish more folks would be willing to discuss, REALLY discuss, their work, and that more readers would be willing to engage with work beyond "great capture!", "well seen!" and actually respond to it...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-05-2013
Replies: 42
Views: 5,089
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
There's a simple solution to the gear insecurity...

There's a simple solution to the gear insecurity problem: just pick one camera, one lens that lets you take the kind of photographs you want to take, stop acquiring, stop reading magazines or...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-05-2013
Replies: 68
Views: 7,474
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
Understanding that concept, and then executing...

Understanding that concept, and then executing it, are perhaps the two most difficult things about making a photograph be more than just a record snapshot. Grasp that, and execute it, and you ARE an...
Forum: RFF Polls 08-01-2013
Replies: 179
Views: 29,709
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
I do almost all my developing nowadays using...

I do almost all my developing nowadays using Pyrocat HD, and I pre-wash, because I'm dealing with long developing times and very (sometimes extremely) dilute developers, because I also sometimes do...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-29-2013
Replies: 2,014
Views: 616,701
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
Beautiful! Don't you love it when a happy...

Beautiful! Don't you love it when a happy accident works out like this?
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-29-2013
Replies: 275
Views: 24,879
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
Safety razors make you an anachronist, not a...

Safety razors make you an anachronist, not a hipster. If you really want to get eco and frugal, get an old-fashioned straight razor. But learn to shave on something else first, or you'll carve more...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-29-2013
Replies: 52
Views: 6,707
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
I really wish photography classes would BAN...

I really wish photography classes would BAN mention of equipment used when discussing images - the WHY should be the focus, not the HOW, with the exception of things like, "I used a 10 second...
Forum: Optics Theory - 07-26-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 2,283
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
There's no harm to the lens from using the...

There's no harm to the lens from using the filter. Depending on the film, there may be a detrimental effect on the image recorded, especially if you forget to compensate for the exposure loss from...
Forum: Film vs Digital 07-26-2013
Replies: 95
Views: 27,909
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
To me, the digital camera is a tool, the way a...

To me, the digital camera is a tool, the way a power sander or a circular saw is a tool. Great at doing what it is intended to do, but the nature of the tool is such that I don't find projects to do...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-25-2013
Replies: 188
Views: 14,735
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
Using the larger Sontag quote as context, I still...

Using the larger Sontag quote as context, I still say she's wrong. She is assuming nefarious, predatory motive, and gendering the act of buying a camera as well as using it, that she ought to know...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-25-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 2,453
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
They missed part of the point with this lens -...

They missed part of the point with this lens - they made it with modern glass and multi-coating. Half the look of the old Petzval lenses came from the chromatic abberations in the glass.

As to the...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-25-2013
Replies: 1,191
Views: 458,189
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
All the better then- it can be kind of scary to...

All the better then- it can be kind of scary to haul around something 40 years old but still looks brand new. You're always worrying about will I hurt it.

Given that it sat that long, it probably...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-25-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 2,073
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
Another way to save (serious) money on filters is...

Another way to save (serious) money on filters is to get a Bay III- 40.5 or 49mm adapter ring. The 49mm filters are more common, and so probably cheaper than the 40.5, but the 49mm will probably...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-25-2013
Replies: 62
Views: 6,288
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
Not enough time, no place near me I want to...

Not enough time, no place near me I want to photograph, yadda yadda yadda. All excuses. Have a camera on hand. Take it with you. MAKE time, not excuses. I bring my Rolleiflex with me to work and go...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-25-2013
Replies: 188
Views: 14,735
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
while it's hard to argue that murdering a rock is...

while it's hard to argue that murdering a rock is possible - you can't kill an inanimate object, and it is very hard for a rock to provoke the negative animus required for an act of murder, it can be...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-24-2013
Replies: 188
Views: 14,735
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
You're missing my point and cutting out the...

You're missing my point and cutting out the context of my statement when you quote me - I said Sontag's epistemology of photography as sublimated murder FAILS because it is posited as an absolute...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-24-2013
Replies: 188
Views: 14,735
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
I don't think anyone here is arguing that...

I don't think anyone here is arguing that photography is a hateful pursuit or a socially acceptable substitute for murder. Sontag was making the epistemologial argument that taking a photograph is a...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-24-2013
Replies: 1,191
Views: 458,189
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
That looks like it's brand new! Did you try...

That looks like it's brand new! Did you try shooting it before sending it off?
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-24-2013
Replies: 188
Views: 14,735
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
Point taken. Especially if you include works of...

Point taken. Especially if you include works of art that are more subjective in their interpretation. Griffith is relatively easy to filter out because he for all intents and purposes runs around...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-24-2013
Replies: 188
Views: 14,735
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
Your original response, and the response above,...

Your original response, and the response above, are not an engagement with what I said but rather a defensive reaction. If you disagree with my assessment of trophy photography, please debate it and...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-24-2013
Replies: 188
Views: 14,735
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
I think pointing to DW Griffith's Birth of a...

I think pointing to DW Griffith's Birth of a Nation is not the best example. He was virulently racist, even on the edge for his time period, and the reason we remember the film today was the...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-23-2013
Replies: 188
Views: 14,735
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
I'm using the term "camera club sunset" as a...

I'm using the term "camera club sunset" as a very, perhaps overly, broad stand-in for 'trophy' photos. They don't have to be taken for camera club competitions to qualify as trophy photos. I worked...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-23-2013
Replies: 188
Views: 14,735
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
Another side expression not touched on is the...

Another side expression not touched on is the gear fetishization that often accompanies camera club photography. In that sense, she is absolutely right - the creation of the image is not performed in...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-23-2013
Replies: 188
Views: 14,735
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
And as to the Adams quote about categories,...

And as to the Adams quote about categories, perhaps I mis-stated when I spoke of categorization of images, but rather that there is a spectrum from vernacular to art. I did however, clearly state...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-23-2013
Replies: 188
Views: 14,735
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
I'm not saying everything she says is wrong - I...

I'm not saying everything she says is wrong - I think she has an overly pessimistic view of photography, and is intentionally selecting her examples to make her point, even when it may be inaccurate...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-23-2013
Replies: 188
Views: 14,735
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
Part of the problem is that there's more than...

Part of the problem is that there's more than just one "photography", and Ms. Sontag doesn't clarify which one she's talking about. There's photography as in day-to-day snapshots of daily record type...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-23-2013
Replies: 5,697
Views: 512,859
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
http://dcphotoartist.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/p...

http://dcphotoartist.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/panlourdesafternoon.jpg
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-18-2013
Replies: 94
Views: 8,983
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
I get that about my Rolleis as well. Once, in a...

I get that about my Rolleis as well. Once, in a fit of pique after hearing it for the third or fourth time that day, I said, "No, I'm actually Flavor Flav's illegitimate cousin, and this is my bling".
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-18-2013
Replies: 188
Views: 14,735
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
Quite au contraire to Ms. Sontag's assertion, in...

Quite au contraire to Ms. Sontag's assertion, in many cases, a photograph serves to either keep someone alive who has passed, or bring someone to life who is in all other ways unknown to the viewer....
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-17-2013
Replies: 60
Views: 4,781
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
I'm not quite there yet, but working on it. I...

I'm not quite there yet, but working on it. I haven't bought any new cameras since I think it was January or February of this year. March/April-ish was a Rolleinar 2, and that's been about it until...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-16-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 4,832
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
Taking a quick peek on ebay, the Flexaret was...

Taking a quick peek on ebay, the Flexaret was made through version VII. They were making Flexarets into the 1970s.
Forum: Travel 07-14-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 707
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
Anyone ever been to the 'Stans?

I'm thinking about going to Central Asia for a vacation. Has anyone ever been to Kyrgyzstan, and do you have any comments/recommendations/warnings about the place?
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-14-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 1,234
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
If you can find a step down adapter, you may get...

If you can find a step down adapter, you may get vignetting. More likely to be an issue with the viewing lens than the taking lens, but it could still happen to both.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-12-2013
Replies: 933
Views: 229,171
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
http://dcphotoartist.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/w...

http://dcphotoartist.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/wanchukt.jpg

Wanchuk, by Scott Davis
Rolleiflex 2.8E Planar, f5.6 @ 1/60th, Ilford Delta 400 in Pyrocat HD
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-11-2013
Replies: 79
Views: 9,202
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
The gold plated Leicas aren't so much ugly as...

The gold plated Leicas aren't so much ugly as they are TACKY. The basic form is still pretty, but the accoutrements scream "too much money, not enough taste".
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-10-2013
Replies: 2,014
Views: 616,701
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
Athena bums a smoke... Nicely captured!

Athena bums a smoke...

Nicely captured!
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-10-2013
Replies: 3,801
Views: 319,078
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
Today, I'm hauling my Canham 5x12 around...

Today, I'm hauling my Canham 5x12 around (teaching a class on platinum/palladium printing tonight, and the lesson is about making film negatives for the process). Ordinarily, though, it's my pair of...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-09-2013
Replies: 933
Views: 229,171
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
The shot was pretty straightforward - I just had...

The shot was pretty straightforward - I just had to be very careful to get the horizon dead level. I think I burned an entire roll, or pretty close to it, doing variations to make sure I got one that...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-08-2013
Replies: 2,014
Views: 616,701
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
It WAS a house- past tense being the operative...

It WAS a house- past tense being the operative condition :). The house and land it sits on are for sale... but they're not anywhere terribly near anything. I didn't inquire as to the price.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-07-2013
Replies: 2,014
Views: 616,701
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
http://dcphotoartist.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/s...

http://dcphotoartist.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/slumpinghousemoosejaw.jpg
Forum: Travel 07-07-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 3,336
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
Banteay Srei is one of the best temples in the...

Banteay Srei is one of the best temples in the complex to visit - it's smaller, on a much more human scale, and it is remarkably well preserved all things considered. Most of the other temples are of...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-07-2013
Replies: 189
Sticky: Rolleinar?
Views: 126,870
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
Bay III Rolleinars are a bit spendy, I'll agree....

Bay III Rolleinars are a bit spendy, I'll agree. But well worth it for what they do.

Here's a profile shot taken with a Rolleinar 2 -
No distortion here...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-05-2013
Replies: 189
Sticky: Rolleinar?
Views: 126,870
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
http://dcphotoartist.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/p...

http://dcphotoartist.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/paperflowers.jpg

Rolleinar 2, f2.8 @ 1/60th. The lighting conditions were quite dim, and there was a breeze going so I didn't dare stop down any...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-03-2013
Replies: 933
Views: 229,171
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
http://dcphotoartist.files.wordpress.com/2013/06/l...

http://dcphotoartist.files.wordpress.com/2013/06/lakemichigan1.jpg

Lake Michigan, summer day.
Forum: Travel 07-03-2013
Replies: 61
Views: 5,224
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
Sevilla is lovely too- you didn't suffer for your...

Sevilla is lovely too- you didn't suffer for your choice :) . I assume you took in the cathedral - did you get to the bullring, or to the Plaza de Espanya (stupid thing won't let me type the enye)?...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-03-2013
Replies: 2,014
Views: 616,701
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
http://dcphotoartist.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/c...

http://dcphotoartist.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/cirkuitgraflex.jpg
A Cirkuit camera.

http://dcphotoartist.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/matmarrash.jpg

Mat Marrash, at Photostock 2013, Harbor...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-03-2013
Replies: 189
Sticky: Rolleinar?
Views: 126,870
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
http://dcphotoartist.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/d...

http://dcphotoartist.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/dorothyscreepydoll.jpg

Rolleiflex 2.8E, Rolleinar #2. Ilford Delta 400, Pyrocat-HD.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-03-2013
Replies: 1,191
Views: 458,189
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
http://dcphotoartist.files.wordpress.com/2013/06/m...

http://dcphotoartist.files.wordpress.com/2013/06/meandrolleis.jpg

A spot of silliness with my two Rolleiflex 2.8Es, wearing my Ray-Ban Wayfarers.
Forum: Travel 07-01-2013
Replies: 61
Views: 5,224
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
Too bad you're not hitting Salamanca - it's just...

Too bad you're not hitting Salamanca - it's just over the border, and a beautiful city with the world-famous university, siamese-twin cathedrals (one Romanesque, and small(er), one late Gothic and...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 07-01-2013
Replies: 171
Views: 38,397
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
I wonder if that Lincoln is the same one Willie...

I wonder if that Lincoln is the same one Willie Brown was riding in in 2001 when I was there for the parade. Willie was three sheets to the wind that day, and when he got to the reviewing stand to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-01-2013
Replies: 60
Views: 4,179
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
I use "film" or "wet darkroom processes" to...

I use "film" or "wet darkroom processes" to describe what I do when I'm shooting a non-digital camera.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 06-29-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 8,692
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
http://global.kyocera.com/prdct/optical/support/ma...

http://global.kyocera.com/prdct/optical/support/manual/g2_eng.pdf

It's one of the custom functions you can set. To access the custom function menu, depress the ISO and focus lock buttons...
Forum: RFF News 06-28-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 4,202
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
Given her general look was rather androgynous,...

Given her general look was rather androgynous, that part (khakis and a dress shirt, floppy hat) isn't hard for anyone to do. The problem will be to find 1950's vintage fashions that fit :) Would a...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 06-28-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 8,692
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
This might sound like a silly troubleshooting...

This might sound like a silly troubleshooting step, but if you can set the rewind custom function to leave the leader out, try rewinding the roll, remove the roll from the camera, then power down,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-28-2013
Replies: 42
Views: 20,577
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
I can't speak for the Foma roll films, but I have...

I can't speak for the Foma roll films, but I have shot a LOT (couple hundred) sheets of the Fomapan 200 in 5x7. I think (and I've seen a lot of others who agree) that this is the true gem of the...
Forum: RFF Polls 06-27-2013
Replies: 101
Views: 319,101
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
I just love film enough that I happily live with...

I just love film enough that I happily live with the demands it imposes. I love my Rolleiflex and the way it works, I actually like playing with reciprocity (sometimes I WANT really long exposures!),...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-27-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 1,164
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
I'd rather stare at a cat's ass than look at one...

I'd rather stare at a cat's ass than look at one of those Leicataxes. The wicked witch of the west on LSD has nothing on those things. On the upside, you do that and you'll guarantee that A: it will...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 06-26-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 2,374
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
I was part of an artists' collective for a number...

I was part of an artists' collective for a number of years that holds "open studios" tours twice a year. For many of the artists in the group it is very successful, and it gets them a lot of...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-26-2013
Replies: 43
Views: 3,327
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
Sekonic 408 for an all-round meter (5degree spot,...

Sekonic 408 for an all-round meter (5degree spot, Incident, Reflected, ambient and strobe), Minolta Spotmeter F in the studio or when shooting large format where I can control exposure and processing...
Forum: Travel 06-26-2013
Replies: 44
Views: 5,888
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
Some of my very best shots ever from European...

Some of my very best shots ever from European cities were taken with the 21mm on my Contax G2 or the 38mm on my Hassy Superwide. Do NOT go without some kind of really wide option. You'll regret it.
Forum: Travel 06-25-2013
Replies: 59
Views: 3,996
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
Take the Ektar 100.

Take the Ektar 100.
Forum: Travel 06-25-2013
Replies: 57
Views: 5,614
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
The Burmese place is reasonably authentic - I...

The Burmese place is reasonably authentic - I know the owner, and have eaten there before.

If you have the jones for Dim Sum, there's a great Dim Sum place in Silver Spring called Oriental East...
Forum: Travel 06-25-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 3,336
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
Yeah, but your beaches in Washington State can't...

Yeah, but your beaches in Washington State can't be snorkeled for tropical fish in nought but a speedo :)

Another thing to watch for in Cambodia is the french-style bread. That, soft cheese, and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-18-2013
Replies: 3,801
Views: 319,078
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
A pair of Rolleiflex 2.8E cameras.

A pair of Rolleiflex 2.8E cameras.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-16-2013
Replies: 2,014
Views: 616,701
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
http://dcphotoartist.files.wordpress.com/2013/06/e...

http://dcphotoartist.files.wordpress.com/2013/06/everydayobject-payphonemtp.jpg

Rolleiflex 2.8E, Ilford HP5+, Pyrocat HD, Ilford Multigrade Warmtone fiber, split Ilford Warmtone/Ilford Cooltone...
Forum: Travel 06-14-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 1,733
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
I'd just bring the Rollei and the Oly EP-M....

I'd just bring the Rollei and the Oly EP-M. Dragging around too many systems only leads to fatigue, both mental and physical, and you end up with total crap from all of them because you're always...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-14-2013
Replies: 52
Views: 4,338
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
What about a Lensbaby? I have the Composer which...

What about a Lensbaby? I have the Composer which is a super-funky lens, especially wide open. They have a 35mm optic for it, as well as the 50mm which normally comes with it, and an 80mm optic too....
Forum: Travel 06-12-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,406
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
David- after you return, let us know how things...

David- after you return, let us know how things REALLY are compared to what you anticipated re safety. I've heard three different opinions about how safe/unsafe it might be now in the span of this...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 06-12-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 1,129
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
does anyone know if someone is making a G-series...

does anyone know if someone is making a G-series to Fuji X-mount lens adapter?
Forum: Zeiss Contax 06-11-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 10,467
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
I think the edge has to go to the G series, if...

I think the edge has to go to the G series, if for no other reason than both the bodies and the lenses are far less expensive than the ZM lenses, and are at least the optical equal of the ZM series...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-11-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,957
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
On a separate but related note, do the...

On a separate but related note, do the Tele-Rollei specific Rolleinars stack (can you couple the .35 with the .7 for even closer focus)?
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-11-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,957
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
I know that too :) I was asking if the regular...

I know that too :) I was asking if the regular Rolleinars work on the Tele because the ones for the Tele are harder to find, and I already have the ones for the regular Rolleis.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-11-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,957
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
I'm not looking for the Mutars - they have too...

I'm not looking for the Mutars - they have too many compromises and still don't get you to where the Tele Rollei is. I'm specifically speaking to the Rolleinar close-focus attachments.
Forum: Travel 06-11-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 2,985
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
While not exactly a Chivito, there are some...

While not exactly a Chivito, there are some wonderful little taquerias all over DC, including several mentioned in that thread. I don't remember if I mentioned the Taqueria Distrito Federal on 14th...
Forum: Travel 06-11-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,406
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
Granted it's been a while since I was last in...

Granted it's been a while since I was last in BsAs, but I dragged a Contax G1 with a pair of lenses (45 and 28), and my Canham 5x7 with tripod, a dozen film holders, and five lenses from La Boca to...
Forum: Travel 06-11-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 3,336
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
I have some photos from Siem Reap in the Travel...

I have some photos from Siem Reap in the Travel gallery on my website:
www.theflyingcamera.com (http://www.theflyingcamera.com)

The wet season is a good time to be there as the moats around the...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-11-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,957
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
Using Rolleinar 1 or 2 with Tele Rolleiflex

Has anyone ever done this? I've got my eye on a bargain grade Tele Rollei, and as I already have the Rolleinars, I thought it might be a reasonable substitute for the specialized .35 and .7 ones...
Forum: Travel 05-28-2013
Replies: 52
Views: 4,847
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
Also look at JetBlue, and Spirit Airlines. Spirit...

Also look at JetBlue, and Spirit Airlines. Spirit charges you for EVERYTHING (first bag, second bag, carry-on bags, food, beverages) but their airfares are rock bottom.

When you have your...
Forum: Travel 05-24-2013
Replies: 52
Views: 4,847
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
If you're doing the southern route, and you want...

If you're doing the southern route, and you want to drive, I'd say do something like LA-SF-Las Vegas-Santa Fe-Phoenix-Austin-San Antonio-New Orleans-Savannah-Charleston-Cape...
Forum: Off Topic 05-23-2013
Replies: 56
Views: 2,706
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
I've had more than 99% of my ebay transactions...

I've had more than 99% of my ebay transactions (as a buyer) be perfectly smooth. In over 300 transactions in the last thirteen years, I think I've left other-than-positive feedback a total of thee...
Forum: Travel 05-23-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 948
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
I did the Washington DC to San Francisco drive...

I did the Washington DC to San Francisco drive with one friend to help with the driving - we covered that distance in 3 1/2 days doing 12 hours a day on the road. Even with those limits (shorter...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-23-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 1,295
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
For the money, you'd be better off getting a...

For the money, you'd be better off getting a Tele-Rolleiflex in the first place. Tele-Rolleis can be found in working, serviceable condition for $1300-$2000. The Mutars, IF you can find one, will set...
Forum: Travel 05-21-2013
Replies: 57
Views: 5,614
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
Another bit of food for thought - if you're in...

Another bit of food for thought - if you're in Chinatown, there really isn't much in the way of good Chinese food anymore. It's passable, but nothing to get excited over. There is one Chinese place...
Forum: Travel 05-20-2013
Replies: 57
Views: 5,614
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
Another couple items to add on the checklist...

Another couple items to add on the checklist while you're doing the usual tourist stuff: the Bartholdi Fountain and Mathew Brady's studio.

The Bartholdi fountain is at the foot of Capitol Hill,...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-19-2013
Replies: 2,014
Views: 616,701
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
http://dcphotoartist.files.wordpress.com/2013/05/d...

http://dcphotoartist.files.wordpress.com/2013/05/dupontpedestrians.jpg

http://dcphotoartist.files.wordpress.com/2013/05/dupontmusicians.jpg

Two from Dupont Circle in Washington DC.
Rolleiflex 2.8E,...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-19-2013
Replies: 2,014
Views: 616,701
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
THAT's why it looked so familiar. I broke my...

THAT's why it looked so familiar. I broke my ankle on those rocks twenty-five years ago :) .

Glad to see another young person interested in film photography. Keep up the good work - you're doing...
Forum: Travel 05-14-2013
Replies: 57
Views: 5,614
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
From what I heard, in its dying days, Nob Hill...

From what I heard, in its dying days, Nob Hill had about six regular patrons who were all well past retirement age, so regardless of your orientation it wasn't exactly an exciting spot. I moved in to...
Forum: Travel 05-14-2013
Replies: 57
Views: 5,614
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
I didn't realize how long ago it was that Nob...

I didn't realize how long ago it was that Nob Hill closed - probably because I was never a patron :) I guess there was a longer transition between Nob Hill and Wonderland Ballroom than I thought.
...
Forum: Travel 05-13-2013
Replies: 57
Views: 5,614
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
http://lincolncottage.org/ Drive north on 16th...

http://lincolncottage.org/

Drive north on 16th Street NW, 14th Street NW or Georgia Avenue NW. Turn right on Upshur Street NW. Upshur Street terminates at the gate to the Armed Forces Retirement...
Forum: Travel 05-13-2013
Replies: 57
Views: 5,614
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
If you're looking for something a little nicer in...

If you're looking for something a little nicer in the eating department, heading south on 14th from U there has been an explosion of places to eat in the last several years. The area also makes for...
Forum: Travel 05-13-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,999
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
I've traveled with camera a lot, and hauled...

I've traveled with camera a lot, and hauled around a variety of gear. When I'm traveling, a major goal for me is photography, so I pack differently than some. I've even taken the 5x7 with me on...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-02-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 3,826
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
This was odd in that it was only missing the...

This was odd in that it was only missing the first frame on the roll. It would stop at 2, then advance normally for the rest of the roll. It's not a cold-weather thing because it was doing it until I...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-30-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 3,826
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
Well, the tape did it. It stopped on 1 instead of...

Well, the tape did it. It stopped on 1 instead of rolling on to 2. This will tide me over until I can get around to properly having it serviced.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-30-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,658
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
Another thought for the OP in regards to that...

Another thought for the OP in regards to that particular image - if you're printing wet, it's a small matter to burn in the top half of the image at higher contrast to deal with the flare. In...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-30-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 3,826
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
It does it every time. I'll try the piece of tape...

It does it every time. I'll try the piece of tape on the roller first to see if that cures it. What kind of tape? Cellophane, or something more substantial?
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-30-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 3,826
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
Film transport issue, Rolleiflex 2.8E

I recently got a 2.8E that is cosmetically excellent, and seems mechanically great as well (shutter speeds all appear to be accurate) but with one quirk- it skips frame 1 when loading film and...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-30-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,658
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
I had great success fighting flare with my 2.8E...

I had great success fighting flare with my 2.8E by getting the lens hood - if you don't have one, I strongly recommend getting one. There are modern knock-off hoods that are very reasonably priced...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-10-2013
Replies: 49
Views: 6,684
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
If you're buying from KEH and just ordering off...

If you're buying from KEH and just ordering off the website, try calling them instead. If you're willing to sit on hold for a few minutes, ask the sales person to go put their hands on the camera and...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-23-2013
Replies: 933
Views: 229,171
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
http://dcphotoartist.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/n...

http://dcphotoartist.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/nunsblueribbontime-mp.jpg

I know, it's cropped to a rectangle, but it WAS taken with the Rollei 2.8E on Kodak Portra 400. This was from the Mummers...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-23-2013
Replies: 933
Views: 229,171
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
Yes, I'm shooting a lot with a Rolleiflex now....

Yes, I'm shooting a lot with a Rolleiflex now. And loving it. Fantastic camera. I actually have a matching pair of 2.8E Planars (#2 needs to go in for servicing, but I'll have it done soon...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-22-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,603
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
That clown doll shot looks like something you'd...

That clown doll shot looks like something you'd see on Haunted Collector. Send them a print of the image and see if they get any EMF readings off of it! :D
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-22-2013
Replies: 933
Views: 229,171
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
http://dcphotoartist.files.wordpress.com/2012/12/g...

http://dcphotoartist.files.wordpress.com/2012/12/galleryplacemetro1.jpg
Gallery Place Metro station, Washington DC
Rolleiflex 2.8E, Portra 800, 1/2 second, hand-held.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-22-2013
Replies: 175
Views: 31,814
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
For another fly in the soup, try it with Pyrocat...

For another fly in the soup, try it with Pyrocat HD. The pyro stain is grain-masking, among other things. Use the Massive Dev Chart (http://www.digitaltruth.com/devchart.php) as a starting point.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 03-18-2013
Replies: 365
Views: 99,983
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
http://dcphotoartist.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/l...

http://dcphotoartist.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/lighthouseparapetelmorro.jpg

Lighthouse Parapet, El Morro fortification, San Juan, Puerto Rico. 21mm f2.8 lens, Contax G2. Kodak Ektar 100 film.
...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 03-18-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,996
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
I've had a G1 for over a decade, and a G2 for...

I've had a G1 for over a decade, and a G2 for probably 7 years. They haven't gotten a whole lot of use in the last 2-3, but when they do get used, they get used hard (30-40 rolls a week). I have yet...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-18-2013
Replies: 32
Views: 3,620
Posted By TheFlyingCamera
Congrats on the 3.5F. Just to go back to another...

Congrats on the 3.5F. Just to go back to another quirk of the C models, to change either shutter or aperture, you must depress a little chrome tab beside the wheel before turning it. This helps...
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