RetCapt

Joined on Jul 22, 2017

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  • I never owned or used a zoom lens until I went from film to digital.    My film systems were Leica/Canon screw thread, Zeiss Contarex and Nikonos.    So all my lenses were primes.   Over several+ ...
  • Another vote for the TG series, in my case the TG-4.   I am neither a diver nor a snorkeler, but I live in the mountains and am a fly fisherman.    So I am on and in the water, even a couple of ...
  • FWIW, I achieved the effect I wanted by progressively reducing EV during a sunset on Carmel beach in 2017.   The progressive EV reductions were to bracket my exposures, then see what looked and ...
  • I do all my own printing.   The end product of photography for me is a print I can put on the wall.   I want to be able to control the process all the way through, and printing my own is part of ...
  • I am not directly trying to emulate anyone, but there are several photographers whose work I greatly admire.    They do inspire me to keep pushing myself because when I look at their work I ...
  • I have several different brands over several different formats.   Just sort of evolved that way from a loose horses for courses perspective (emphasis on loose).   I like everything I have and I ...
  • Replied in Nope.
    Mira, Rather than throwing in a stink bomb you have interjected some common sense (which may be as well received as a stink bomb to those committed to adversarial format partisanship).   I have ...
  • Replied in Bodie, CA
    Bill, I should have been clearer; the image I converted to b/w was the exterior of the church, and my location was very similar to yours.    I think you are right though to do some experimenting ...
  • Replied in Bodie, CA
    Bill, I think it would be presumptuous of me to post one of my photos in your thread, so I have not done so.   That said, I have almost the same view of the church that you posted, which I have ...
  • On a needlessly peripheral note (read that as useless), I have a couple of old Kodak straps (Kodak yellow with what appear to be individual film frames, each bearing the name Kodak, so they look ...
  • Both photographer and gear matter, and if all goes well, there is synergy between the two.   I came to digital photography from a film background using Leica/Canon screw thread equipment.   That ...
  • I must be missing something here because I have no concern either way about photographers chimping.    Apparently at least one other does though, and again, the reason why is beyond my limited ...
  • These pliers can be easily modulated to give sufficient grip pressure without distortion. That is their advantage.  I use them for just that purpose; enough grip to get the leverage needed without ...
  • You probably just need something to provide a little more grip.   A filter wrench might do the job.  I have an adjustable pliers which lets me set the jaw size.   The jaws are curved and have soft ...
  • While I was reading this thread, strictly for amusement since I don't have a dog in this fight, a reason arrived (literally) on my doorstep.   I had a film crew show up by appointment to interview ...
  • My favorite lens is the silver 18-200mm.   It is a bit bulky, but I find I need the extra reach often enough that if I am without it I will miss an opportunity.    The attached photo exemplifies ...
  • This comment has never bothered me.   I take it as a compliment.    Sometimes I respond by saying that yes, I do have an excellent camera, if that is what I used.   But in many cases I have used a ...
  • This is a short-sighted, and unnecessarily narrow viewpoint.   I have several tough cameras which were unavailable with viewfinders until the recent Lumix introduction.   I need this type of ...
  • Replied in JPEG vs. RAW
    My first digital camera shot only JPEG, so that is where I had to learn post-processing (via PSE).   Since I had a long background in film, it was and is my habit to get it right (at least as ...
  • tcg550 nailed it, at least for me; "...older folks understand that their older gear does not stop working every time new technology comes out".   I am older, as is my equipment.   I have several ...
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