Phil Flash

Phil Flash

Lives in United States San Francisco, CA, United States
Works as a Garbage Man
Joined on Jun 23, 2001
About me:

Equipment:
Two eyeballs (blue, sometimes need a little USM).

Canon 5d (image quality makes me forgive near-Kafkaesque ergos)
Canon 24-70 2.8 (almost too big and heavy, but super sharp)
Canon 35mm 1.4L (very nice, but 24-70 nearly as good)
Canon 50mm 1.8 MKII
Fotodiox pro Nikon --> EOS adapter (fun to use, but not for fast shots)
Canon 430EX flash
Minolta Autometer IIIf

THE BEST 35MM FILM CAMERAS EVER:
Nikon FM2 chrome (just enough dings that I'm fearless with it)
Nikon FM chrome and beautifully mint
Nikon FM black and beat up bad, but still working fine
Nikon 24mm 2.8 (pre AI)
Nikon 28mm 2.8AIS (focuses down to 3'!)
Nikon 35mm 2.0AIS (my old friend)
Nikon 45mm 2.8p (silver version, looks cool on chrome bodies)
Nikon 50mm 1.4 AI
Nikon 105mm 2.5 (pre AI)
Nikon 135mm 2.8 AIS
Nikon 20mm 2.8 AF (bought used for $200)
Tamron 80-210 3.8/4 adaptall mount (don't laugh, surprisingly not bad, only worth about $30 used, so I just keep it as a lightweight telezoom)

SMALLCAMS:
Oly 3030
Fuji F30
Olympus XA
Olympus XA4 (28mm lens)

MEDIUM FORMAT TRI-X EATERS:
Minolta Autocord (charming, but not for action)
Fuji GW690II (who knew a 6x9 could be lighter than a Nikon F5?)
Super Ricohflex 2 1/4 TLR (vintage 1950s)
Voitgtlander Vito (my father's old camera)
Zeiss Ikonta folding 6x9 camera (my late grandfather's camera)

DARKROOM
Beseler 23cII XL
Various enlarging lenses 50mm to 150mm and in between
Saunders 11x14 easel
Loads of Ilford paper

EQUIPMENT PREVIOUSLY OWNED
Sigma 30mm 1.4
* my favorite lens on DX. If you have a Nikon DSLR, failure to own this lens should be a photographic crime
Sigma 10-20mm 4/5.6
* Stunningly sharp 12-20mm, nice colors, funhouse mirror distortion 10-12mm
Nikon 80-200 2.8 push/pull AF oldie
* Very sharp, surprisingly decent focus speed, huge, too big to handhold below 1/250 sec
Nikon 85mm 1.8 AFD (if you take portraits, this is a must. makes me wonder how the 1.4 version could be any better)
Nikon 24 2.8 AFD (Acceptable, but I expected better in a prime)
Nikon 50mm 1.8 AFD (plastic fantastic! so light it's like not having a lens on the camera at all)
Nikon D100 (a very nice camera, but I always wished for a better viewfinder)
Nikon 24-85 AFS (sharp stopped down at F8, soft more open than that. Would have liked my D100 more if this hadn't been my only lens for the first year)
Nikon 70-210 f4/5.6 nonD (this lens was soft, but compact -- I fail to see the reason why it is a cult lens)

EQUIPMENT COVETED:
Canon 135mm F2L
Canon 85mm 1.8
Canon 17-40L
Sigma 12-24
Sigma 150mm 2.8 macro
Canon remote flash trigger

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Subject Forum Last post
Nikon 28mm/f2.8 vs 35mm/f2 Nikon SLR Lens Talk 6 months ago
FE/FM bodied 12MP. Sound good or not? Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D4, D600-D800) Talk 11 months ago
what are the GO TO Nikkor manual focus lenses? Nikon SLR Lens Talk Oct 12, 2013
Survey: Did you shoot Pentax (Film or digital) before Nikon? Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D4, D600-D800) Talk Apr 12, 2013
Did you realize Nikon still currently manufactures 8 manual focus AIS lenses? Nikon SLR Lens Talk Sep 30, 2012
D600 : "cheap" wide primes ? Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D4, D600-D800) Talk Sep 27, 2012
What Ken Rockwell is saying about the D600... Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D4, D600-D800) Talk Sep 15, 2012
Do any of you folks own/want a mirrorless camera, and if so Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D4, D600-D800) Talk Jul 26, 2012
Nikon 24-85 G VR vs non VR Nikon SLR Lens Talk Jul 23, 2012
First 28mm f1.8G review up Nikon SLR Lens Talk Jun 13, 2012
Wished the D800 had 4K Video :( Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D4, D600-D800) Talk Apr 15, 2012
GH2 & Leica 25mm - Two from last night Micro Four Thirds Talk Apr 13, 2012
For D700 owners buying D800... Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D4, D600-D800) Talk Apr 11, 2012
Better low-light lens: Nikon 35mm 2.0D or 50mm 1.4G ? Nikon SLR Lens Talk Apr 10, 2012
Just got my 24 f/1.4 and 35 f/1.4... wow, these are huge lenses Nikon SLR Lens Talk Apr 1, 2012
Pentax pancake envy Nikon SLR Lens Talk Mar 30, 2012
Why not Nikkor 16-35 f/2,8? Nikon SLR Lens Talk Mar 27, 2012
My 'low-res' D700 and 'junk' lenses... Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D4, D600-D800) Talk Mar 26, 2012
D800 vs D700 : why ? Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D4, D600-D800) Talk Mar 17, 2012
Just got 14mm 2.5 pancake -- wow, that's small! Micro Four Thirds Talk Mar 8, 2012
D4 vs D800 ISO 3200 video comparison Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D4, D600-D800) Talk Feb 20, 2012
D4 vs D800 vs my underpants...... Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D4, D600-D800) Talk Feb 18, 2012
Nikon shot down D4 with D800 Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D4, D600-D800) Talk Feb 15, 2012
Oly 12mm vs. Panny 14mm, worth the $$ difference? Micro Four Thirds Talk Feb 15, 2012
A certain reviewer of the D800 is out already Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D4, D600-D800) Talk Feb 9, 2012
Any D700 owners upgrading to D800? Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D4, D600-D800) Talk Feb 7, 2012
Are we about to see the death of the DSLR as we know it? Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D4, D600-D800) Talk Feb 2, 2012
OM-D vs. GH2 Micro Four Thirds Talk Feb 1, 2012
Old glass how many of you are using it? Nikon SLR Lens Talk Jan 24, 2012
Hostility on this forum Micro Four Thirds Talk Jan 24, 2012
Theory for OM-D - the mirror is back! Micro Four Thirds Talk Jan 21, 2012
Panasonic GF3 versus Olympus E-PM Micro Four Thirds Talk Jan 16, 2012
14-42X vs. 14-42 Comparison Micro Four Thirds Talk Jan 12, 2012
Over my Fuji lust -- on to more m43! Micro Four Thirds Talk Jan 12, 2012
It's that time again... what lenses does M43 still need? Micro Four Thirds Talk Jan 11, 2012
Anyone own both a GH2 and a GF3? Micro Four Thirds Talk Jan 5, 2012
GH2 1080p playback from camera to TV Micro Four Thirds Talk Nov 23, 2011
M 4/3 vs everything Micro Four Thirds Talk Nov 22, 2011
Is GH2 Still Best Still/Video Hybrid Cam? Micro Four Thirds Talk Nov 17, 2011
GH2 High ISO Video Test Micro Four Thirds Talk Nov 15, 2011
Fatal flaw in the Oly 45mm f1.8 Micro Four Thirds Talk Nov 15, 2011
What small cameras do D700 users carry? Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D4, D600-D800) Talk Nov 9, 2011
Canon's video advantage Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D4, D600-D800) Talk Nov 1, 2011
Are we here yet? Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D4, D600-D800) Talk Oct 25, 2011
Welcome to the Nikon Mirrorless Forum. Micro Four Thirds Talk Sep 23, 2011
D700 owners: Do you need more resolution? Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D4, D600-D800) Talk Sep 14, 2011
EP3 + 12mm F2 + IBIS Night Photography (warning: snapshot) Micro Four Thirds Talk Sep 3, 2011
D700 owners, are you dissatisfied? Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D4, D600-D800) Talk Aug 29, 2011
Frisco Sunset Micro Four Thirds Talk Aug 25, 2011
Fuji X100: is it worth it? Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk Aug 24, 2011