Dr Gal

Joined on Jul 15, 2012

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  • Film is very sterile. Have a bunch of rolls in the fridge and despite putting together a Kodak and Foma 120 rolls together in a dark corner, they failed to produce me a baby Ilford 135.
    That said,...

  • Have a Helios 44 for my Pentax. Swirl effect got old very quickly. Paid about 50USD, including s&h, maybe less, for a like new lens three years ago. I don't think you should spend more on what is...

  • Submitted a challenge entry Slab of aluminium
    An aging APC is planted in the ground against the moving clouds and revolving sky.
An obsolete war machine, soon to be scrapped, is frozen against the ageless elements.
    Placed 47th in the challenge. An aging APC is planted in the ground against the moving clouds and revolving sky. An obsolete war machine, soon to be scrapped, is frozen against the ageless elements.
  • Created discussion thread NX500 + Pentax 150/3.5
    One of Pentax' odd focal length lenses, the 150/3.5 is a very small, solidly built manual focus telephoto. Full open it gives you very low contrast, lots and lots of CA (purple fringing) and a ...
  • M-system prices I can (somehow) understand. It is the stuff of photographic legends, with 60 years of pedigree (100 if you count the original screw mount Leicas). In fact, if my hobby spending...

  • I cannot comment from first hand experience about the Leicas of old. I had a chance to handle a modern (digital) Leica M. It is a very fine instrument, but most of the magic comes from knowing you...

  • Contax III and later Nikon S were good enough for Robert Capa. HCB indeed shot Leica but hadn't he come from a (very) wealthy family he too had probably "settled" for a Contax. Capa's Contax...

  • Leica were always rich men toys. In 1956 a M3 with 50/2 summicron would have set you back 430-450USD. Far more than a Contax III, Nikon S2 or Canon V (all with 50mm lenses) and even more than a...

  • I had an NX3000 with 30/2 lens and ordered a discounted NX500 and the 16/2.4 even though it was obvious by than that the system is kaput.
    I now have the best APS-C sensor in the businesses coupled...

  • Focus by wire makes adapting these lenses to other systems improbable.
  • Indeed. Samsung NX may be forgotten, but I will still have tons of shots from my NX3000 and 500. Technical discussions are fun and imformative but are only secondary to image taking. And while it ...
  • My specific copy is as noisy as the 30/2 although at wider angle less focusing adjustments has to be made.
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    Roadster and trucks: My rented ride (SLK200) at a parking bay on the Autobahn.
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    Picnic table overlooking lake: Shuswap lake, BC, Canada
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    Empty beach boardwalk: Parksville, Vancouver Island
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    Horseshoe bay's boathouse:
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    Boat in Howe Sound: Cypress park and famous Hwy 99 (sea to sky) in the background
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    Splashing waves: At the Tel Aviv Harbour
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