Bob Janes

Bob Janes

Lives in United Kingdom London, United Kingdom
Joined on Dec 27, 2001
About me:

Shooting Alpha for digital, but doing a lot of analogue stuff just lately, plus writing on 35mmc.

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  • I'm reasonably used to that having done a foray into Minolta 16 cameras, where you don't get any focus capability - However as the viewfinder (and the split image) are a big plus for the Auto 110, ...
  • Herd mentality means going with the rest, which would be digital... Nothing wrong with curiosity... Now, I sense that you are using that term as a pejorative and are in danger of going against the ...
  • Adobe are not the worst at this - some of the subscription security software services give a low first year followed by a sudden hike thereafter - there is a reliance on people kicking themselves ...
  • It is likely to have some nice features I'd be tempted by:
    La-EA5 support
    Articulated screen
    Dual card support
    - But that does seem to be about £600 too rich for me. - Still good to see the...

  • It was the U-Tube video that was the teaser - the announcement is the announcement...
    What we seem to get these days is
    * the rumours
    * the teaser
    * the announcement

    Some companies seem to add in...

  • Created discussion thread Pentax Auto 110
    For anyone who has an interest in the diminutive 110 SLR, this review was published on 35mmc yesterday... https://www.35mmc.com/19/10/2021/pentax-auto-110-review-by-bob-janes/
  • For anyone who is interested in reviews of old 110 cameras - the Pentax Auto 110:
    https://www.35mmc.com/19/10/2021/pentax-auto-110-review-by-bob-janes/

  • Who is Tom? I've got a Scan Dual 4 that is doing exactly the same thing - I'll have to have the front off and see if I can spot this tab... DMax is a subject that lots of manufacturers have made ...
  • It is a common problem with all brands, but usually the split image is OK down to f/5.6-ish...
  • I don't think you should have any problems with either of those. Both are 'built' cameras. A couple of things to consider - do you have access to existing lenses? If so that might sway you. The FM ...
  • Of course. That is why people still shot medium format and why we shot with extremely slow emulsions (Kodachrome 25 anyone?). I'd agree.
  • Scandig, imaging resource...
  • Well personally, I'm still buying nice bits of kit from mounts that were dropped in the mid 80s. If you are looking to invest, speak to a financial advisor - few will recommend buying a camera.. If ...
  • I've always liked using some of the old primes from the Manual Focus era - the ease of focusing with mirrorless, combined with the ability to get infinity focus on just about everything made ...
  • You sound like you might not be in a good place.. I've never produced a perfect photograph - photography (for me) is much too subjective for that. I will tend to process in one way but someone else ...
  • EBC is very highly regarded.
  • Fujica, Pentax and Minolta all had good reputations for coatings. Coatings often changed from one production run to another - if the original AF50 1.7 lenses produced for the Minolta 7000AF, there ...
  • It used to be regarded as a sign of quality. Realistically it can't do any good for image quality, but it is unlikely to detract beyond a probably undetectable lack of contrast through scattering ...
  • The 'standard' 45 mm f/2.0 lens on the Contax G was reputed to be the sharpest interchangable lens. Having said that I've heard people sing the praises of the Minolta AF200 lens and just about any ...
  • Yes, but the FD mount did have 'issues'. Technically the original 'breech lock' mount was superior as it didn't involve wear to the contact surfaces - however: (1) This was never an issue for other mounts
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