The greater the likelihood a comment will make you look stupid or foolish, the more you're going to dislike comments.
showmeyourpics: I've been photographing for 50 years now (what?! I started when I was VERY young!). I recognize all these items and still own most of them. I remember with great fondness the nights in the darkroom developing/printing b&w and then Cibachrome. I also used to produce double-projector, fade in/out slide presentations with synchronized music and voice. I began playing with digital cameras in 2000 and converted completely in 2004. All the good memories and love for film are still there. I gave it up because, as a fine art photographer, the quality of my prints is my main priority. I have seen Canon comparison color prints of the same subject done state-of-the-art on film and in digital and the difference is significant in favor of digital (processing power and personal interpretation freedom are awesome). I also love the choice of lovely inkjet substrates including canvas which I can frame without glass (I still do all by myself from shooting to processing, printing and framing). Just me.
I too still have a functioning dual projector set-up (unused for a looong time so maybe I should say "was functioning when last boxed up". Then again, I still have a dichro darkroom in boxes sans sinks and chemistry. I got started in the 70s and don't feel that old, but it looks like we're dinosaurs. I've held on to all my film gear for the most part and it is my wife who forced me into digital. While I am nostalgic, and some looks are inherent to film and tastes are subjective, I agree the quality of prints from my iPF8300 are superior. Anyway, I haven't logged in for a long time but your post really brought me back. ThanksP.S., I must admit I missed #11 :(
The places in Africa where trophy animals are in the most stable numbers are where they're legally hunted. It seems the profit motive in an impoverished country motivates the stewardship of hunted animals. Where hunting is banned their is no incentive to protect the animals and poachers are decimating their numbers -- sometimes to extinction levels. Of course, many Left leaning people are more interested in how a position makes them feel about themselves rather than results. So they'll bash Nikon and big-game hunting -- regardless of whether or not that position actually helps preserve the animals they claim to love.
faterikcartman: Joe, I know Kata has an optional waist strap for other packs and wouldn't be surprised if it is available for this one as well. Sure, I know, then it's even more expensive. I own three Kata bags and love them all.
And if I didn't make this clear -- the optional waist strap is heavy duty and well padded.
Joe, I know Kata has an optional waist strap for other packs and wouldn't be surprised if it is available for this one as well. Sure, I know, then it's even more expensive. I own three Kata bags and love them all.
I have Ansel Adams' "The Camera", "The Negative", and "The Print". Does the book offer anything "The Negative" doesn't cover? I spent most of my photographic life shooting positive slide film. I'm really not a post-processing digital expert so I'm not sure if this sort of work is really helpful today. Personally, I regularly get properly exposed shots right out of the camera, or have a good sense what needs correction/adjustment. But I'm not sure if that's from reading about Adam's zone-system, or years of experience shooting slides and their tight range.