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657 days ago
 
this was (through the view finder) perfectly centered? wow, that is bad...

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Great Beyo
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657 days ago
 
Not quite perfectly centered - the eyes were sightly above the center - but pretty close.



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Great Beyo
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656 days ago
 
Well, posted the very last shot today:

http://forum.photojojo.com/img/posted/img51130a6fd2324.jpg?url=http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8517/8451209737_ee8ef6b7b6_m.jpg
Day 008/365 - The down side of plastic lenses by Great Beyond, on Flickr

Honestly, it's not a bad shot - pretty much in line with what I would expect from a toy Lomography camera. Is it the "Unprecedented sharpness" that was bigged up in all the press releases? Nope. Is that a 300 dollar camera? Nope. But it is very much in line what what you might see from a Holga or a Diana.



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superdewa
655 days ago
 
Oh, those are frustrating. I am sorry. Now, please, take your $300 to e-bay and get yourself a Mamiya m645 or Yashica-Mat 124G, either of which can be bought for less than $300, with a lens, and will give you some beautiful some high quality photographs.


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Great Beyo
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655 days ago
 
I was THIIIIIIIIS close to picking up a Mamiya 645 and a couple of lenses for 500 bones today at the local camera store - but then my self control kicked in and I decided to think about it for a couple of days. smile

Besides, I think I prefer the Yashica-D over the Mamiya. I'm sure they'll both be awesome, but I like the look of the Yashica better.



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Great Beyo
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654 days ago
 
Well, I'm a camera slut. I found a Mamiya C3 Professional at the local camera store today for 300 bucks (well, 275 plus taxes) and threw my money at the fellow at the counter. Yeah, it's about a hundred bucks more than what I would have dropped on ebay - but it's got a 2 year warntee and the ability to touch and hold it and examine it before hand is worth that extra Jackson.

I'll grab a roll of film tommrow when I go shoot the Chinese New Year in Chinatown and let you guys know how it turns out!



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superdewa
653 days ago
 
One of my polaroid cameras focuses like that -- so frustrating. I think you were wise to send it back.


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648 days ago
 
Well, I got my first roll back from the C3 - 4 of the shots was my friend messing about with it before he went "Oh, I bet there's film in there!" and stopped. One of the shots was just too dark - my error, and most of them were pretty spot on, considering I was using the Sunny 16 rule and not much else. If I wind up using this beast more, I'll have to get a light meter for sure!

Meanwhile, here's my last shot of the Belair. Much like the shots it gave me, this one was accidental underexposed. Ah well, at least the Mamiya is working out. . . .

http://forum.photojojo.com/img/posted/img511dcd8815361.jpg?url=http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8382/8475168624_2d0b286463_m.jpg
Day 016/365 - Goodbye Belair by Great Beyond, on Flickr



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superdewa
646 days ago
 
Oh that is so exciting! I must have crossposted with you last week so didn't realize you'd bought the Mamiya. I can't wait to see your other photos. Did you crop the one above?

edit -- I see now that you didn't meant that was taken with the Mamiya. I am looking forward to the Mamiya shots. I'm taking some film in to be developed today, mostly from a camera I know well but also some from my uncle's old Olympus Pen F. Keeping my fingers crossed it works out.


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644 days ago
 
Naw, my Mamiya shots are about a week or so away from getting posted - and I need to drag it out again, just as soon as the weather turns nicer. But so far the results seem very promising!



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Degilbo
644 days ago
 
Great Beyond, if you have an iPhone there are a couple of effective light meter apps you can use:
FOTOMETERPRO ($0.99)
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/fotomet … 13393?mt=8
POCKET LIGHT METER (free)
https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/pocket- … 98089?mt=8
From comparisons I have done with my digital readings, they seem to be fairly accurate, but I have yet to see B&W results (still in camera :-)).


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superdewa
643 days ago
 
Degilbo, are you shooting film again? Can't wait to see.

I don't have a smartphone or even an ipod touch, so I can't use the lightmeter apps. I bartered for a lightmeter, but I'm having trouble with it. I need to spend some time with it and the manual to see whether it actually works. I've been using my digital camera to meter (all the film cameras I love are meter-less), but that's clunky to carry around along with a film camera, especially with a medium format camera.


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Great Beyo
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643 days ago
 
Thanks D for the heads up - but unfortunately I only have a Dumbphone and not a Smartphone (actually it's borderline retarded - but that's neither here nor there), so sadly this tip will do me no good. And for upgrading to an Iphone, I might as well drop the 500 bucks on a real meter. smile



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gs_790
642 days ago
 
I think it would be really funny to drop a Leicameter in the hotshoe.
You'd cause an aneurysm or two among elitists that want to keep the brand pure.


By the way, 'Men Working' is just great.
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superdewa
642 days ago
 
Personally if I had the money to go for a meter, I'd probably buy a new ipod touch or galaxy player instead, since I don't have one, and everyone says the lightmeter apps work great (they end up leaving their stand-alone meters at home), and then I'd have the rest of the benefits as well. I don't particularly want a smartphone, because I don't really need constant wireless -- I'm home a lot.


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Great Beyo
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642 days ago
 
By the way, 'Men Working' is just great.

Thanks man, you have no idea what a pain in the *EXPLETIVE DELETED* it was to get those guys to stand up.

As far as dedicated light meter versus Iphone, I'd still probably go dedicated meter. Some of the functionality that I've been looking at also has the light meter acting as a wireless trigger for flashes. Lets see an Iphone do that! (:



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superdewa
642 days ago
 
http://www.zigannyphotography.com/blog/?p=1888

Have you done much with flash and film? I haven't dared to try yet.


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Great Beyo
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642 days ago
 
"There's a app for that!" - I should have known.

Yeah, actually I've done quite a bit of flash with film. Sometimes it doesn't work (mostly during the early days), usually tho I've gotten the forumla down pretty good.

Here's an early flash experiment, where the shutter speed beat the flash tube and only illuminated half the frame:
http://forum.photojojo.com/img/posted/img5125adca14a15.jpg?url=http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6089/6029233734_3c9899ab97_m.jpg
Day 189/365 - Damnit by Great Beyond, on Flickr

And here's a more recent attempt gone right:
http://forum.photojojo.com/img/posted/img5125adcad8635.jpg?url=http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7132/8166171217_402ab49a82_m.jpg
Day 290/365 - Victim in the hall by Great Beyond, on Flickr



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Great Beyo
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624 days ago
 
So - just for comparison, here is a GOOD portrait with a completely manual, 50-ish year old camera:

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Day 039/365 - Mamiya Theresa by Great Beyond, on Flickr

But man, I really need to get a light meter. smile



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superdewa
623 days ago
 
Excellent! You must be thrilled!!!


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