Tim Tucker

Tim Tucker

Lives in United Kingdom Lanark, Scotland, United Kingdom
Has a website at timtuckerphoto.smugmug.com
Joined on May 18, 2014

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  • Sorry, not at all well put. 18% grey is 18% grey and middle grey. The trouble is the average reading of a scene is a little more than 18% so average meters used with film (and in film cameras) ...
  • I never found the slower film speeds to be the best, in fact I found Pan F quite difficult as it produces a quite thin negative. I always preferred FP4 and HP5/Tri-X rated at 80ASA and 200ASA ...
  • Good images, but when using an UWA lens you really need to get closer to the subject. The bridge really is quite small compared to the whole image. Give it some height, let it reach to the top of ...
  • I'll try to summarise the original Zone System for you in as simply as I can. The original Zone System was designed as a pre-visualisation tool for B&W film. It was always difficult to predict ...
  • ...even got a bit of landscape behind it. Been itching to try this one, been in the cupboard too long. Shot with my compensating Micro-Nikkor 55/3.5.
  • Well I'll be... If they aren't exactly my own concerns. I'm not a great fan of random crops and generally prefer to use some specific aspect ratios. In this case it was near 1.618:1. But I had ...
  • Good idea, but they are written for film. The best thing about the Zone system is that it gets you thinking abut scenes as a 'range of subject luminances' rather than 'an exposure'. A very useful ...
  • No, cards are uniform and diffuse. Even with a mirror you will have to allow for internal reflection of 4%, and as it is no longer an average reading but a reflection of the scene you might as ...
  • My understanding and use of the Zone System (I never had a problem with roll film as it's easily adaptable) was never confused with the luminance range of the subject. It worked thus as I ...
  • Thanks for your long reply, and thanks for clarification on the Zone System but I certainly don't confuse the tones marked I-IX with the subject luminance in stops. In a lot of ways it's easier to ...
  • Good. :-D The man was a genius, and left his notes for all to benefit from. I for one was truly astounded by the performance of FP4 developed in HC110 using his test data. I am surprised by the ...
  • One of those brief glances you get from the road that unfortunately turns flat and uninteresting the moment you point a camera at it. This really is a brief view through the trees as you fly down ...
  • I don't see how because that was exactly what the zone system was about, mapping luminosity values to repeatable tones in the finished print. It was exactly the way in which it was linked to ...
  • First, forget the zone system in digital photography. It is a way of visualising and producing repeatable densities in a B&W negative that can then be reproduced in a print. You can only use it by ...
  • NO!!! , this is not the case with the compensating 55/3.5. With some Nikkor lenses the aperture ring has too small a diameter to register with the aperture tab, and what you can do is re-mount the ...
  • Replied in The brain
    I think what Gerry means is that if you tilt your head the perception is always that your head has tilted, no matter how out of skew the horizon is you always perceive it as level.
  • Here earlier in the thread: http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/55737792 I personally prefer the older compensating type. They are both very good but I find that the PC/Ai multi-coating tends to ...
  • LOL, of course you're right but of course my post was just pointing out the ridiculous analogy by reversing it. I'm sure you realised that. About the dust, every lens is affected by dust, it is ...
  • Brilliant! :-D I guess most people don't realise that the eye is not in fact that good an optical instrument. It works because it scans the subject continually and has some pretty impressive ...
  • By pristine I guess you mean within manufacturers tolerances and specifications or just ones you make up yourself? If I had a new lens with scratched and paint blemishes I'd return it as well, but ...
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