Post by belgiumreporter on Mar 26, 2017 14:54:13 GMT -5
Nice moody shot, the building on the right looks somewhat like the NY flatiron building ( at least to me as a Belgium alien not all that aquainted with American architecture, safe for the works of F.L. Wright)
Post by belgiumreporter on Mar 24, 2017 3:48:51 GMT -5
In 1971, canon finally got their act togheter. The F1 system with the new FD mount left photographers little to desire (well maybe a few good wide-angle lenses would have been nice) and was ready to take on the competition.
F1 with motor drive and FD 35mm 1:2 and F1 with FD SSC 50mm 1:1.4
Canon also released a 125mm lens for the EX cameras, the EX125/3.5.
Perhaps it made the lenses less expensive, but it did nothing for functionality. I found lens changes slow and cumbersome, the camera isn't any smaller or lighter than a normal SLR, and the lenses can't be used on any other camera.
So, like the fixed Pellix mirror, I think the "fixed rear elements plus interchangeable front elements" system was something that someone was bound to try, if only to show that it wasn't a good idea.
I was led to believe the 125mm was later introduced with the 1972 revised version of the EE; the EX Auto.
Canon did make a series of bad decisions in camera design, starting with the "flex", the pellix and the EX EE.
But in 1971 things were about to change dramaticly, watch my next post for that.
Post by belgiumreporter on Mar 21, 2017 14:51:23 GMT -5
Conan asked "Are all these cameras from your collection? Those meters and those from the Canon rangefinder series are not only difficult to find in good and working condition – they are incredibly expensive."
Well yes they are, that"s why it's easy for me to make the 3D shots because i have the models whitin hand reach. It is often difficult to find a specific model to complete the line up and even more difficult to find the right accesoires, but sometimes you get lucky ;-) I am through with "heavy" collecting though, i've got allmost everything i want and with getting older the question "why am i doing this?" pops up more frequently. I haven't got unlimited funds and i find it more and more difficult to justify spending large amounts of money on missing links in my collection. Still i hope somebody somewhere enjoy's my 3D efforts, i thought it would be nice as i've seen a lot of camera sites with interesting info on cameras but don't think this 3D approach has been done before.
After some time of messing around i've now found a quick and simple way to make close up anaglyphs.
Plan is to make a classic camera series. So put on your red and green glasses and enjoy !
My first attempt is the hasselblad 500C/M with non metered prism, 50mm Zeiss distagon and A12 back. (others will follow)
Was it just a coincidence you stated with Blads and then worked you way downwards with Nikons and Canons? No F4, F5 or the stunning F6 which is already becoming a collector’s item. You are going to have to work your way down the pile so the Minolta and Pentax owners do not feel left out.
No one can have too many Nikon F series bodies
The no succes numbers are relative indeed.
My plan is to continue with pentax and minolta (and some others)after i'm finished with canon, though the line up there will be a bit more patchy as i haven't got evrything from those two brands.
I then could continue with the intermediate models before AF was introduced (like the nikon x01 and canon T series). Then when all thats done the AF bodies will be covered ( F4-F5, X01 AF series but sadly no F6 unless someone is willing to donate one ;-) ) But like you said, i'm going to have to work my way down the pile !