rt22306

Lives in United States Alexandria, United States
Works as a USDA employee
Joined on Mar 13, 2006
About me:

Owner of several Yashica, Contax, Minolta, Olympus, Pentax, Nikon and Canon film SLRs over the years (lots of them thanks to being dirt cheap on eBay). Pentax K10D and K5, Nikon D7100. Nikon, Sony, Olympus, Kodak and Kyocera p&s digis. Sony mini DVD camcorder. Enjoy them all.

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On article Hands-on with the Pentax K-3 II (533 comments in total)
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ttran88: Looks like Pentax's new FF camera will be having sensor shift tech. Thanks Ricoh for innovating when the two market leaders are just hanging loose.

I'm curious to see how well the sensor shift will work on the K3II; after they get the kinks ironed out it will be just about the time for the FF to be released perhaps (end of year?).

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2015 at 22:56 UTC

There goes my dream job...(one of them at least!).

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2015 at 13:39 UTC as 44th comment
On article Olympus PEN E-PL7 First Impressions Review (510 comments in total)

Time to park the E-PL1 for good?

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2014 at 23:38 UTC as 71st comment | 2 replies
On article Blast from the past: Photographing steam locomotives (72 comments in total)

I rather like #s 5 and 6. A by-gone era; but thankfully we still have some reminders such as these locomotives that are still operating.

Link | Posted on Jul 4, 2014 at 10:42 UTC as 43rd comment
On article 1939: England in Color (part 2) (177 comments in total)

I enjoyed this series even more than part 1. #24 of Eldred appears to have been taken using a mirror for a self portrait (or another camera); a TLR is on the table.

Link | Posted on May 3, 2014 at 08:14 UTC as 131st comment

I'll stayed tuned as to what happens; I was fond of the old Penn Camera in Springfield, and in the words of Yogi Berra, it was deja vu all over again when Calumet closed in the DC area.

Link | Posted on May 2, 2014 at 22:25 UTC as 12th comment
On article 1939: England in Color (part 1) (222 comments in total)

Very nice set of images, with a wonderful story in the telling.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2014 at 22:14 UTC as 92nd comment
On article Chicago-based Calumet Photographic closes U.S. stores (195 comments in total)
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rt22306: I will miss the former Penn Camera/Calumet Photo store in Wash. DC on E Street. Used them for all my black and white film work. Service was good in the old Penn Camera days, and was pretty decent the last several times I had gone there. Time to start searching for another lab locally.

Ace Photo has a great name/reputation, but I've not physically been there. Looking around at stuff on Amazon from time to time I do see them listed on that site as a source. My Pentax K-10D came from them (by phone order) back when...there is another Ace Photo out there that sometimes shows up on Amazon; just look for the one in Sterling/Ashburn, VA.

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2014 at 20:05 UTC
On article Chicago-based Calumet Photographic closes U.S. stores (195 comments in total)
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rt22306: I will miss the former Penn Camera/Calumet Photo store in Wash. DC on E Street. Used them for all my black and white film work. Service was good in the old Penn Camera days, and was pretty decent the last several times I had gone there. Time to start searching for another lab locally.

Thanks guys. I know Photocraft in Burke (snagged my Pentax K-5 IIs there recently...and a few rolls of T-Max) and Dominion. Pro Photo in DC is still going too (new location) but they send their film and print orders out; I'll have to ask them about that service my next stop. I think it was only two years ago that Penn went Chapter 11, and Calumet bought three stores (maybe four). I usually haunted the Springfield store, and also the one on 18th St. NW in DC.

Memories...

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2014 at 20:27 UTC
On article Chicago-based Calumet Photographic closes U.S. stores (195 comments in total)

I will miss the former Penn Camera/Calumet Photo store in Wash. DC on E Street. Used them for all my black and white film work. Service was good in the old Penn Camera days, and was pretty decent the last several times I had gone there. Time to start searching for another lab locally.

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 23:41 UTC as 79th comment | 6 replies
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ManuelVilardeMacedo: Let's just hope the sale to UK employees' pension plan doesn't mean the end of Kodak film. After all, Ilford went into receivership and now it is going on with their core business. And Italy's Ferrania is rising from the ashes right now. There's still a niche that needs to be filled.
Today, still unaware of this news, I bought a T-Max 100 35mm roll for my Olympus OM-2n. I hope it wasn't the last Kodak roll l loaded my camera with. I still haven't tried Tri-X and Ektar...

I'm good, they're in the fridge. The Fuji is marked to expire in 2015, the Ilford in 2016.

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2013 at 23:43 UTC
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ManuelVilardeMacedo: Let's just hope the sale to UK employees' pension plan doesn't mean the end of Kodak film. After all, Ilford went into receivership and now it is going on with their core business. And Italy's Ferrania is rising from the ashes right now. There's still a niche that needs to be filled.
Today, still unaware of this news, I bought a T-Max 100 35mm roll for my Olympus OM-2n. I hope it wasn't the last Kodak roll l loaded my camera with. I still haven't tried Tri-X and Ektar...

I just got a new lens for my Contax. And I have 11 rolls of T-Max, four of Gold 400, four of Fujicolor 200, and two of Ilford HP-5 to proof test it with.

Doing my part to keep the medium alive.

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2013 at 22:48 UTC
On article Kodak to stop making digital cameras (146 comments in total)
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Hentaiboy: Kodak should license colour simulations to all the camera manufacturers. Much like Fujifilm has Velvia, Provia simulations, Kodak could offer Kodachrome and Ektachrome...

Francis, a lot of sites have the Z990 listed as the Kodak Easyshare Max. I did pick up another M583 this evening; I hope sincerely that whomever buys the rights to make cams under the Kodak brand also buys the ability to simulate Kodachrome, etc. on what they market. Some of the Fujis have film simulation for their brand films also. Good luck, and if you get one I hope it works well for you.

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2012 at 23:09 UTC
On article Kodak to stop making digital cameras (146 comments in total)
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Hentaiboy: Kodak should license colour simulations to all the camera manufacturers. Much like Fujifilm has Velvia, Provia simulations, Kodak could offer Kodachrome and Ektachrome...

A few of their (Kodak) more recent models, such as the Z990 and M583 have color simulations of Kodachrome, Ektachrome, Kodacolor and Tri-X. I may pick myself up another M583 tomorrow.

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2012 at 23:20 UTC
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rt22306: Scratch the Canon G1 X from my wish-list, add OM-D.

I have a PEN and a couple of m4/3 lenses, so the OM-D would be a natural upgrade. The G1X is very appealing though.

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2012 at 22:59 UTC

Scratch the Canon G1 X from my wish-list, add OM-D.

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2012 at 23:33 UTC as 37th comment | 3 replies
On article Preview: Canon PowerShot G1 X large sensor zoom compact (776 comments in total)
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bigdaddave: So nearly good, but a clear miss from Canon.

No 24mm wide, no proper usable viewfinder, slow lens, poor battery life, very expensive, looks like a Sony Mavica from the 80's.

Nearly good but I'll wait for the G1X mark 2

If it had a 24mm-135mm (equiv.) zoom, the reviews of this model would be required reading for me. Sounds promising and interesting though, but let's see what it can do.

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2012 at 23:43 UTC
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