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No kidding. I shoot digital now when.... I don't even know. I don't prefer it for anything. What an investment.

I know that feeling. I still cannot decide if I should keep buying digital gear or switch entirely to film. The Olympus 50mm f2 macro is really tempting, I just don't know if it'll end up sitting on the shelf 99% of the time.
 
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my canon rebel xti refuses to go unused. that and the 18-55 IS makes it perfect for long distance hiking. i backpacked a good portion of the appalachian trail from the delaware water gap into new york just this past week and the xti+kit is such a perfect combo. i just took a short loop of nylon between the camera's strap points and hanged it on a carabiner to my bag's chest strap.

i can't even imagine bringing the d700 on that hike. it's also a humbling experience because i thought of how ansel adams had to haul up a large format cam up trails. he probably hired people to carry peices of it for him, however.
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i can't even imagine bringing the d700 on that hike. it's also a humbling experience because i thought of how ansel adams had to haul up a large format cam up trails. he probably hired people to carry peices of it for him, however.

I have one of his books where he talks about that, but I left it in my mother's car, which is in the shop right now. IIRC, he carried all the gear at first, but when he got older, he had to have a helper. It's been a while since I read it though, so I may be wrong. I'll look it up for you when I get the book back.

I'm pretty sure he used a standard plate camera (8.5x6.5 inches) and later switched to 8x10.
Edited by foothead - 10/24/11 at 7:33pm
 
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I have one of his books where he talks about that, but I left it in my mother's car, which is in the shop right now. IIRC, he carried all the gear at first, but when he got older, he had to have a helper. It's been a while since I read it though, so I may be wrong. I'll look it up for you when I get the book back.

I'm pretty sure he used a standard plate camera (8.5x6.5 inches) and later switched to 8x10.

still would be a b**** to carry. would you know if he only did day-hikes or camped out a spot for a couple of days?
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BF3 has a freezing issue for me and I want to shoot people. Eh. I would shoot film only if I got another M6. 3200 + 400 SET FOR LIFE.
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still would be a b**** to carry. would you know if he only did day-hikes or camped out a spot for a couple of days?

I'm pretty sure he usually did multi-day stuff. He said that he'd hike around until he found a good spot, then he'd just camp there until the lighting was right, then take the picture.

And yeah, it's pretty ridiculous to carry around LF gear and camping gear. Just the camera stuff can easily get to 15 kilos or more.



Does Kodak still make T-Max in glass plates? I tried googling, but I cannot find anything recent.
 
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So i've been thinking of picking up a bokeh monster, but i'm not sure. Bokeh monster= Meyer Trioplan 100mm 2.8 and/or Meyer Orestor 135mm 2.8. The Trioplan has just plain crazy bokeh, where as the Orestor has insanely creamy/smooth bokeh. The Trioplan i've seen go for an average of $200. The Orestor Seems to go for like $100 average.

A good pickup for some old school manual focus lenses for epic bokeh, or should i pass?

And if you haven't seen, here are examples. Trioplan is first one, Orestor is second.

http://www.4photos.de/test/Fr%C3%BChlingsgr%C3%BCn--.jpg

http://colormaniac.smugmug.com/Other/Campus-scenes-1/IMG1501/956613299_HK3nf-XL-1.jpg
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That first image has gross outlining like whoa. The second... meh. Take any telephoto at MFD and you'll get background blur. I can still make out shapes and objects -- so it's no 135L. tongue.gif
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Yeah, the first looked awful to me. The second was okay, but not the greatest.

Here's what good bokeh should look like.

GA241413_crop.jpg

large.jpg

Both are google image results for "Olympus 50mm macro."
 
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That first image has gross outlining like whoa. The second... meh. Take any telephoto at MFD and you'll get background blur. I can still make out shapes and objects -- so it's no 135L. tongue.gif
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Yeah, the first looked awful to me. The second was okay, but not the greatest.

Here's what good bokeh should look like.

*snip*

Both are google image results for "Olympus 50mm macro."

As for the first, the bokeh is very subjective. Some love it, some hate it. You two seem to be in the latter. I personally think it looks really interesting. The second, it may be no 135L, but for $100, it's not too bad.tongue.gif I think i'll pass on them for now i guess. Probably still keep the idea of getting them tucked away some where though.biggrin.gif


Also, i think "good" bokeh is very subjective. Like photography i guess.tongue.gif It's mostly personal preference.
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