KCK14

Lives in United States Alabama, United States
Works as a Retired Camera Repairman
Joined on Nov 23, 2012

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  • I have one 2.8 zoom.  That's enough bulk.  No interest in any faster.
  • Sold a number of Nikon prime lenses. Had to buy a replacement of the 85 for my son to use. Now I have a better Nikon DSLR and wish I had some of the wides back.
  • 17 pictorial prints, not counting many family, grandkids type photos.  But we have a lot of stuff on our walls. Prints, paintings, fabric hangings and a number of 3D items or ceramics.
  • They serve different purposes.   No illustration could have had the impact of some of the iconic Vietnam War images or some of the African famine shots that conveyed the horrors of the existing ...
  • You send it to a Sekonic repair agency.  It's broke.
  • Most of the old lenses that had many blades were a manual or preset aperture. All modern lenses must have blades that can be snapped from open to closed to open in a few milliseconds. Much easier ...
  • On that level Nikon, you can not change the aperture once you enter live view or video mode.  The f-stop has to be selected before the mirror goes up.  Once the mirror is up for live view the ...
  • I'm old.  I've used adjustable cameras for over 50 years.  From Leica IIIf , Canon 7, Mamiya C-3  to fully auto Nikon N8008.  Then a whole series of every more complete digitals. I love it.  The ...
  • I'm at 30000+ in one catalog and no problems.  Make sure all move and deletes are done inside LR.   The only time I've used small separate catalogs is on my laptop for a current trip or major ...
  • I have dumped all my old parts lists to this is a guess.    Either there is a retaining ring in the rear that allows the whole lens/diaphragm assembly to drop out.  OR you need a special wrench ...
  • If I remember right, the Praktica of that era had some meter resistor parts that broke easily and the meter switch was funky.  Not the least surprised it is not working.  Somewhat unreliable even ...
  • Camera is simple Aperture preferred model.   Set dial to red A,  pick your f-stop and the camera will show the shutter speed it will deliver.  You are not trying to match or set any thing.   No ...
  • My opinion is you need the wide lens.  With the long lens you will end up standing so far from the cars that you will constantly have people walking in front of you.  Go for a small backpack and ...
  • Replied in B 17
    My father also flew in the 8th AF.  His B-17 was shot down and as pilot and last one out, he did not survive.  Just last year did I get my first  chance to tour one of the few remaining planes. You ...
  • Replied in Pentax K1000
    Make sure the meter is working.  Replacement parts have not been available for years.
  • Normal for film and a P&S camera.  We have gotten so used to the precision of even cheap digital cameras, that the way things used to be seems crude by comparison.  Many film P&S cameras were ...
  • I have the older Nikon Micro 60.  Still an AF lens so it works well on my Nikon.  I use it as my macro lens on my Olympus with an adaptor.  Since I usually manual focus macro anyway, its no big ...
  • In the last generation of 35mm electronic cameras used shutters and digital control circuits similar to digital cameras.  1/15 was .066. not .062.   The real errors start to happen above 1/500 ...
  • On the Canon A series there is no mechanical or unpowered release. Every thing takes the px28 6v battery. All shutter times are electronic. A failure in the timing circuit will usually deliver ...
  • As an old repairman, my advice has always to bring to the beach only a camera that you don't mind losing.  Any salt water in the camera can be fatal. My practical advice is to go shoot the pictures ...
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