Edward Crim

Lives in United States St Louis, MO, United States
Works as a Photographer
Has a website at http://www.edwardcrim.com
Joined on Sep 7, 2004
About me:

I want to get a new lens for my Bush Pressman (4x5, film, built in chicago ca. 1950) -
the one I am using is off a Polaroid 110A I bought at a yard sale (it's a 127mm wide-
angle).

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For those who may not be aware, the Daguerreotype was a direct positive process which produced a mirror image of the scene. There were no negatives. The image was formed in a very thin layer of sensitized silver and was easily damaged. Most images were sealed into plastic cases (very early plastic made from sawdust and shellac) with a glass cover in order to prevent tarnish, fingerprints and scratches. It was also a toxic process, involving developing the image over a bath of heated mercury.

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2017 at 20:30 UTC as 10th comment
On article Analog gems: 10 excellent, affordable film cameras (808 comments in total)

Yashica TLR cameras - The Yashica D was my first camera, and I wore out a Yashica Mat 124G (the last of that line) shooting weddings. I currently have a Yashica D and just purchased a Yashica 635 for $100. These cameras are quiet, give great images and the 120 film they use is still widely available.

Link | Posted on May 20, 2017 at 17:57 UTC as 304th comment | 1 reply
On article Analog gems: 10 excellent, affordable film cameras (808 comments in total)
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PeterAustin: I second the FM2. There are specialty applications that benefit or require a camera that does not require a battery or electric circuit, or that benefit from the fully mechanical operation. I carried one for many years for field research in remote locations.

You can find the light seals on line. Try Google.

Link | Posted on May 20, 2017 at 17:51 UTC
On article Analog gems: 10 excellent, affordable film cameras (808 comments in total)
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Greg Lovern: Olmpus OM-1/OM-1n. I LOVED the shutter speed ring around the lens mount. So, so, so much better than standard shutter speed dial on the top plate.

A good battery adapter for the OM-1/n is $37 here:
https://shop.criscam.com/collections/mercury-battery-adapters/products/mr-9-mercury-battery-adapter

Pentax MX. Undocumented feature: tap the shutter lightly to get mirror lockup.

The K1000 does the same thing. The trick is to lightly tap the shutter release. I use my index finger to tap; it takes a bit of practice, so try it without film in the camera. The first tap locks the mirror up and pressing the shutter release the second time triggers the shutter.

Link | Posted on May 20, 2017 at 17:49 UTC
On article Analog gems: 10 excellent, affordable film cameras (808 comments in total)
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Photomonkey: Far too many are plastic cameras from the 90's.
Let's look at real metal.
Nikkormat, Nikon F, F2,F3,F4.
Minotla SRT-101., Pentax Spotmatic, Fujica ST-701, Topcon Super D
Canon FT or Pellix or Canon A-1. Leicaflex SL2 is not even too expensive. Zeiss Contarex Super.
Even an Exakta VX 1000 is more amusing and fun than this lot of largely white bread gear.
As for film, that is what kept people out of the hobby. Too expensive! Too much learning about exposure!
Digital removed the barrier to those technically indifferent and allowed more people to have fun making images.
Film will be interesting to many raised on digital but the number remaining true devotees will be small.

The Nikon, Minolta, Pentax, Olympus and Canon cameras from the 60's and 70's are great. The Leicaflex is not too expensive if you get it without a lens (!) but they weren't great cameras and the lenses are hard to find and fabulously expensive. Film is definitely more expensive than digital, up front, at least. In the long run, however, I think film actually costs less as there are no additional costs (such as updated hard drives, on-line backup and data retrieval services).

Link | Posted on May 20, 2017 at 17:45 UTC
On article Analog gems: 10 excellent, affordable film cameras (808 comments in total)
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Arca45Swiss: No mention of the RZ67

The RZ is a beast. A beautiful best, yes, but a beast none the less. Great for studio work, but requiring a real commitment for field work.

Link | Posted on May 20, 2017 at 17:25 UTC
On article Analog gems: 10 excellent, affordable film cameras (808 comments in total)
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Karroly: Pentax MX. Smaller than the K1000 and even a little bit smaller than the Olympus OM-1.
Maybe one of the smallest SLRs.

The Olympus is much easier to find and easier to find lenses for than the Pentax MX. The MX never had much market penetration.

Link | Posted on May 20, 2017 at 17:24 UTC
On article Analog gems: 10 excellent, affordable film cameras (808 comments in total)
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mxx: Oops, did not look at all the choices, and asked where the Pentaxes were, but luckily Edward below prevented me from making a fool of myself.

#3 is a Pentax K1000

Link | Posted on May 20, 2017 at 17:22 UTC
On article Bentley creates a 53 billion pixel car commercial (189 comments in total)
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fenceSitter: LMAO. Kudos to Mr Stock and his chuzpah to scam Bentley's corporate bigwigs with the most preposterous bullsh!t I've heard in a long time: "To capture the giga-pixel image we used multiple robotic heads based on the NASA technology developed for photographing the surface of Mars."

Oh dear. That's a mouthful for an ordinary Gigapan Epic Pro, owned by everyone and his dog.

Check with your dog.

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2016 at 03:55 UTC

I have used this lens and love it, but I'm sorry, the photos in this article reflect rather poorly on the photographer. The composition, color and exposure of all of them are not very good

Link | Posted on Aug 6, 2015 at 18:16 UTC as 21st comment | 6 replies

Your statement about Anthony Karen, that he "has gone on to photograph white supremacist groups, the infamous Westboro Baptist Church and the Ku Klux Klan." implies that Westboro Baptist Church is a whie supremacist group akin to the KKK, which is not true. Fred Phelps, for all his vitriol against homosexuals, does not profess the superiority of the white "race", but rather the opposite. He was active in the civil rights movement at a time when few other attorneys were (yes, he is an attorney). He took cases others wouldn't. He and his followers argue that race is inconsequential to standing in law. Read the article linked below.

http://www.cnn.com/2010/US/05/05/hate.preacher/index.html

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2013 at 02:02 UTC as 33rd comment | 1 reply

It's always great to have an excuse for our failures.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2012 at 17:35 UTC as 93rd comment
On article Lightroom 4 Review (460 comments in total)
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LiSkynden: "support for Windows XP has been dropped" thats that for me then. Stupid Adobe, i bet there are still million people who use XP.
My wife works at school and all the school's computers have XP ... what does that tell you Adobe?

... i wonder if it still installs tho. :/

"...it isn't critical for what we do." Exactly. To run my large format printer RIP, I use Windows XP and Onyx Poster Shop. For email, accounting and calendar and basic photoshop work, I use a G5 with Mac OS10.4. For downloading, sorting and editing 2000 or so images after an assignment, I use the latest and the greatest.
Task appropriate tools are one of the keys to smooth workflow and high quality product. LR just got a heck of a lot better, and if that requires a new computer, then that's the price of quality.

Link | Posted on Mar 6, 2012 at 16:17 UTC
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