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A lot of Nikon lenses do -- are you a Canon shooter?

Remember you can use the DoF preview button to simulate stopping down (has the same viewfinder effect as turning the aperture ring on fully manual [Canon's FD] lenses).
Alas I have a Nikon D40 with no DoF preview.

I have a Tokina 11-16mm f2/.8 and the kit 18-55mm lens an neither have an aperture ring, nor did the Sigma or Tamron I looked at. The Tokina was $600, so I'm not talking about pro glass.

I just don't have the money for a D80\\equivalent and a $2,000 lens.
    
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I like printing my images. Largest is a 24 x 36 print on canvas (old print from a 3MP Olympus P&S, but looks good on canvas strangely enough).

For all other prints, I use a Canon Pixma Pro9000 MkII, up to 13" x 19" prints, 8 color system. Looks really nice on Ilford Pearl paper.

The thing I hate about printing and framing is that it's almost impossible to find paper and pre-made frames in a 3:2 format, so often I just end up cropping my shots for 11 x 17, 8 X 10, etc. Custom framing is so expensive, but if I had the money, I would only print in 3:2 with custom framing and non-reflective archival glass.

And as others have said, here we have a well-known Bohemian cafe that always exhibits and sells local artwork, including photography. Some of the photography I see there is pretty bad though, and they ask absurd prices for framed prints.
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I find printing in the darkroom to be the most satisfying.
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There's no printing going on in a darkroom though.. I would know -- the year(s) I spent in there during college (well, not the years but the checmicals) did a number on my brain and made me addicted to technology/photography and websites about both...
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I've only worked in a black and white darkroom, but the entire process is more hands on and organic than digital processing. It's seems almost like analog vs digital audio. I could spend all day in a darkroom listening to music easy. I haven't thought about that in a while.

I'm imagining there may be optical stuff thats getting cheaper due to digital?

Anyone could feasibly build a small darkroom if they had any spare space (I don't).
    
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post #16 of 18
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Most people just convert a bathroom to use as a darkroom and just hang a safelite.

Its easy and temporary, just need a sheet or two and a safelite.
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post #17 of 18
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There's no printing going on in a darkroom though.. I would know -- the year(s) I spent in there during college (well, not the years but the checmicals) did a number on my brain and made me addicted to technology/photography and websites about both...
I still think there's nothing like the smell of developer fluid in the morning. Probably not a good thing, really, but even back at the bio lab I worked at, I loved developing biofluorescence tagging films because the smell of the developing room reminded me of all the time I spent in a darkroom.
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I'll consider it once I have some images I really love. I am thinking of printing one of my panoramas.
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