Jean P

Jean P

Lives in United States Phoenix, AZ, United States
Joined on Mar 26, 2004
About me:

I like to photograph, develop, and print B&W film.

I am mostly interested in travel photography as I spend about 2 months a year overseas.

Film cameras:
ME Super, K-1000, MZ-S, Leica M6, Nikon FM3A, Canonet, Leica IIIf, Leica M6,
Contax G2, Contax T3, Kodak Retina IIIC, Praktina IIA

Medium Format:
Hasselblad 503CW, Bronica SQA, 645N, Mamiya 6MF, Fujifilm GA645i

Large format:
Linhof Technika, Canham 8x10, Toyo 8x10, Calumet 4x5

Jean P's recent activity

  • The camera is not as important as the lens, lighting, and flatness of the work being photographed. A lens without distortion, vignetting, and edge-to-edge sharpness is best and those properties are ...
  • Well, when I bought my first Pentax (K1000) I did have red hair. It is now a little gray and I am using the K-3 and 645Z. I still use a 645N and 67II to photograph with film. These days the K1000, ...
  • I jumped on the full frame band wagon when the Nikon D700 came out. It was my first Nikon after using Pentax since my first camera, Pentax ME Super in the late '70s and transitioning over time ...
  • Two years ago I spent 21 days in Russia with 14 days traveling by train from Moscow to Vladivostok. My camera was the K-30 (it used AA batteries) and the 18-135 lens, with the O-GPS1 to log GPS ...
  • This will be a very nice trip. Mont St Michele is one of my favorites. Several photographers have books and portfolios on this island including Michael McKenna. Worth a look to see what others have ...
  • I can take or leave the built-in flash. It can be handy, but I hardly ever use it. I take Pentax DSLRs when I travel and the GPS module is almost always on my camera. I use Lightroom and the Map ...
  • You can go to Camera West in Walnut Creek. I have purchased most of my new and used Leica cameras and lenses there. They own the Leica store in San Francisco. Look online to find their used gear.
  • I have mixed feelings about using filters to protect my lenses. I use filters on about half of my lenses, and when I do, I use UV filters of high quality like Hoya and B+W with the best coating. A ...
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