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My experience of Russian gear (A Zenith B) says it was a nightmare, not a dream and they would have been better waking in a hot sweat just before they found them.

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2020 at 17:37 UTC as 14th comment
On article Film Fridays: Requiem for all my broken 35mm cameras (97 comments in total)

My Spotmatic F has ceased to work. Like all Pentax shutters of that age it needed regular use and hasn't. I don't need or want it. Film is for me over and done with. It has been since I finally found a small digital camera to replace my GR1

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2020 at 06:48 UTC as 20th comment

This isn't enough of an investigation. It seems to vary by lens design. My Fuji 16-55 projects modest front element dirt onto the sensor very visibly. Other lenses are very tolerant. The location of principal/cardinal points varies a lot between lens designs and I think (needs someone cleverer than me) this means some designs will resist dirt on the front element and others not. My 16-55 had two modest spots that were recognisably the same spots on the images.

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2020 at 06:53 UTC as 16th comment
On photo The Engineer in the Steam Trains challenge (12 comments in total)
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Reilly Diefenbach: O. Winston Link is smiling down on this one. Great job!

Yes, very Winston Link. I don't suppose it was done with a lot of single use bulbs wired in series though.

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2017 at 08:55 UTC


Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2017 at 14:59 UTC as 294th comment
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