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  1. OldManJim

    Critique of Macro '

    I'm trying to get back into macro. I took my D7100 and the Control My Nikon software along with a Rodenstock enlarging lens I had from my film and. I used a feather from a pheasant wing for the following image. I know the lighting is bad, I used a fluorescent desk lamp and some natural window...
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    Agfa Isolette II

    I just pulled the trigger on an Agfa Isolette II that seems (according to the pictures and the seller's description) to be in pretty good shape. I know how to check the bellows for light leaks and I'll check the aperture rings and focus controls for smooth operation. I also have an app than can...
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    Sticky Back on F100

    I'm not sure if other Nikon film cameras have this problem but I recently received a used F100 with a very sticky back. I've read that this may be some of the adhesive coming through - not sure but that seems likely. To clean the back, I used Everclear, a very pure isopropanol alcohol and some...
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    Last Gasp of the Old Barn

    I chanced across this old barn just minutes before it was due to be demolished. The heavy equipment operator held off for a few minutes so I could get this shot.
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    Reducing Weight and Getting Closer

    I currently have a Nikon D7100 with Sigma 10-20 f4-5.6, Nikon Kit lens 18-55 VR, and Nikon 70-300 f4.5-5.6 VR lens in a ThinkTank Retrospective 7 camera bag. I use this setup for "walk around" and occasional shots of my grandchildren, dog, nature, etc. I am NOT a professional photographer...
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    Just some local springtime images

    Not too far from my house is a wooded area with a lot of character. You enter through a path..... and then you get to a local stream with trout and other critters sometimes, they call on the neighbors for some food.... Not all of the area is accessible; there are foxes and deer in these woods...
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    State of the Art in Color Print Films

    Hi: I've been out of the film game for about 15 years. Recently, I've been working with B&W films, Ilford HP5+ and Ultrafine 400 mostly. Now, I'd like to try some color print films. I'm interested in your thoughts on the best fine grain film (i.e. Velvia 50 like - although I know that's a...
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    The Old Man of the Forest

    Shot with Mamiya 645 pro tl, 80 mm lens, f5.6, 1/250, handheld. I was walking in the woods and passed an old tree. When I turned around, he was staring at me. I think he was upset because my dog peed on the trunk. Next time, I'll bring him some mulch.
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    Pentax ME SE - new to me

    Here's some images of my "new" Pentax SE that I got for a song, and some pics of my truck and my dog - which I didn't get for a song - more like a whole symphony! The dog and truck images are from the test roll of HP5+ run thru the Pentax.
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    Organic based image capture system

    I've just acquired a (new to me) organic based image capture system. It operates independently of the operating systems on either Windows or Mac. It also provides nearly permanent archival storage of images. You guessed it, it's a Pentax ME film camera! I was browsing at ,my local camera...
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    Cold and Frigid

    Not exactly wildlife - but this was going on in our backyard recently. I think most of the wildlife was inside, watching TV!
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    I've been looking at the Miops products for a while and am thinking about getting one. Does anyone have any experience with this device? MIOPS Smart - Camera & Flash Trigger for High Speed Photography It looks interesting for some specialized shots as well as stop motion shots. I'd interested...
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    Help Me Improve

    So, I got a new lens (Tamron 150-600mm G2) and put it on my Nikon D7100. I took some shots of birds at the feeder the other day. They're not too bad for a first effort, but I'd like to do better. I'm looking for suggestions on what I need to improve.
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    Tamron SP B001 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 Di-II Asp

    I'm looking to add to the wide end of the range for my D7100 and I'd like to know if anyone has used, has, or has opinions on this lens. I have an opportunity to acquire a lightly used one at a pretty good price, but before I jump, I'm hoping to get some opinions. I'll use this mainly for...
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    So we got a little snow the other day......

    It started off as rain, then the weather turned colder. The snow just kept coming....... Finally, it looked like Christmas!
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    New Lens or New Camera?

    I have been shooting for nearly 50 years and I think I've gotten the basics down by now. My long term goal is to produce large images of animals, people, macro in sizes of 20-24 and up. In the past, I've done this using my 4X5 cameras but those have been sold off now and I'm concentrating on...
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    Cross Body Camera Straps

    I'm carrying around a Nikon F5 and it's pretty heavy - even before I add film! To reduce the pain, I'm looking at those cross body camera straps and was wondering if there are any that would be recommended - or ones I should avoid. I've seen some horror stories about straps and fittings...
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    Opinions on the Tamron 28-200mm LD IF 1:3.8-5.6 72 AF Format Ashperical Zoom Lens

    I have an opportunity to acquire one of these as a "walking around" lens for my F5 and/or my 8008. I'm mostly shooting Ilford HP5+ and occasionally Porta. I'm curious about the sharpness and possible flare, so if anyone has any experience, I'd love to hear about it.
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    The Ultimate Macro Shot

    News article: A scientist captured an impossible photo of a single atom The big question - could focus stacking have helped this shot?
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    Looking for some help here

    My first attempt at Focus Stacking. I have a Nikon D7100 and a Tamron 90 mm macro lens. I set up a copy stand and used "Control My Nikon" software to shoot a stack of images at f8 & 1/60. I used my SB800 flash in Remote mode and the flash on the D7100 in Commander mode to provide lighting. I...