Let's all shoot 1 camera, Part Deux?

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  1. Nathan Smith

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    Ok, I'll admit I lack patience. It's true.
    So, having said that - anybody up for doing round 2 now?

    Just to keep things interesting let's make this one a bit different. I have here a fine camera that I'm willing to donate. A genuine "Vivitar EZ Point 'n Shoot Big View". It's greatest attribute is that you can load the film of your choice in it. Ok, the film is probably worth more than the camera, but that hopefully will add to the fun.

    It's about as simple as they come. Fixed lens, fixed focus, fixed aperature ... this thing is fixed good. According to my handy-dandy Calumet shutter tester it runs at 1/125, I haven't figured out the aperature. The only drawback to this camera (I can't believe I just said that) is that, like most or all of these simple beasties, you really need to be 4 ft or more from your subject. That may be true of the disposables too, I don't know.

    So, is anyone interested?
    What film should we use? How many exposures?
    I guess the last person on the roll should develop it.
    I suppose we should start with folks that didn't make it onto the list for the last '1 camera' go around, but repeats are fine with me if there's room.

    Give me your opinions and ideas (like I needed to say that).

    Thanks,
    Nathan
     
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    I was thinking about sending 'round my Mamiya 7II with 50mm lens but I am having second thoughts.
     
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    ... I should add that I'm really not out to take anything away from ggriffi or anyone on the first group. No contention, everybody's welcome to play, doesn't even have to be my fine camera :smile: It was just such a great idea that I wanted to get in on it, and I suspect that many others do too.

    Sad that the last week or so has led to such disclaimers.

    Nathan
     
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    I missed out on the first round too, but I'd be interested. I'm curious, also, how that first round will turn out!
     
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    Whew... I just checked the other thread, it's got 8 more stops to go before I get it!

    I don't think you're jumpring the gun, but I think you should send out a Nikon F5 instead :smile:

    It would be interesting if the second camera crossed paths with the first - count me in!
     
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    Nathan,

    I to would be interested but only if you can't get enough folks.

    "I should add that I'm really not out to take anything away from ggriffi or anyone on the first group."

    I think it is cool that you are wanting to get another one started.

    G
     
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    If it makes it to the UK, count me in.

    I guess a film with a good latitude in standard developer may be needed so FP4+/PlusX probably safest choice? Other option is XP2 or other C-41 film as that probably has widest latitude of all. Might want to use 24 exposure film so as to get it around as fast as possible, ready for the next round...


    Cheers, Bob.
     
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    Gee Bob, that's a great idea - care to donate one? :smile:

    Actually, my first idea was a round-robin where I would be first & last. I'd provide a certain Kodak 33A and the 1st person would fix the front standard, the 2nd would replace the bellows, the 3rd would refinish it, ... didn't think I'd get too many takers on that one though.

    Nathan
     
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    Since the 1st world-traveling camera is C-41 I thought it would be fun to go with something different in this one. FP4 sounds good to me, anyone else have an opinion? Keep in mind 1/125 and a relatively large aperture (I think).

    Nathan
     
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    If the camera tours Europe too, I might want to get in on this one...
     
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    Hi Nathan,

    if it would make it to Germany, then count me in, I wanted to participate in the first round, but saw that thread just too late. Well, I hope that I am early enough for the second round.

    ciao
    -- Ruediger
     
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    Luckily I made it onto round one. Hope to see the camera before I retire :wink:

    Best of luck with round two...


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    Thanks Bob, the one I have here looks a bit different, but it's probably the same otherwise. I noticed that the auction description specified that "Uses ISO 100 speed film". So, sounds to me like FP4+ is the film to use.

    Nathan
     
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    I'm totally interested :smile:
     
  18. Nathan Smith

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    the story so far ...

    We have a smaller group so far. Two of the names, gbroadbridge and janvanhove listed below came from the original thread, folks that missed the cutoff. I have them listed as 'unverified' because I've PM'd them but have not gotten confirmation back that they are interested in participating in this second round.


    1. Bob F. ----------- West London, UK
    2. bobfowler -------- New Jersey
    3. david b ---------- New Mexico
    4. gbroadbridge ----- Sydney, Australia (unverified)
    5. ggriffi ---------- NW Indiana
    6. janvanhove ------- Brussels, Belgium (unverified)
    7. jnanian ---------- Rhode Island
    8. MattCarey -------- San Jose, California
    9. MenacingTourist -- Utah
    10. nsmith01tx ------ Austin, Texas
    11. Ole ------------- Bergen, Norway
    12. rst ------------- Germany
    13. Suzanne Revy ---- Massachusetts


    Two things you may notice about this list:
    • There is plenty of room for more folks to join in the fun
    • We have quite a diverse list of geographic locations, much like the 1st round.

    You can PM me with your addresses if you like and I'll start getting things together.

    Thanks,
    Nathan
     
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    Nathan, although I am in the first round, you can put my name in for the second round as well. If you get enough people to sign up for the second round, please feel free to drop my name: I'd like everybody to get a shot at this....:smile:
     
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    I'm game ... it's about time I used a real camera :smile:
     
  21. Nathan Smith

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    Welcome aboard!

    Nathan
     
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    Dude, you dream WAY too much! :smile:
     
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    Can I play? Sounds like fun.
     
  24. Nathan Smith

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    update

    Sure Rich, come on in the water's fine!

    Here's the list so far, this time broken up by geographic location:

    1. gbroadbridge ----- Sydney, Australia (unverified)

    2. janvanhove ------- Brussels, Belgium (unverified)

    3. rst ------------- Germany

    4. Ole ------------- Bergen, Norway

    5. Bob F. ----------- West London, UK
    6. TPPhotog -------- South Devon, UK

    7. MattCarey -------- San Jose, California
    8. Rich Long -------- Colorado Springs, Colorado
    9. ggriffi ---------- Indiana
    10. Suzanne Revy ---- Massachusetts
    11. bobfowler -------- New Jersey
    12. sensanjay ------- New Jersey
    13. david b ---------- New Mexico
    14. jnanian ---------- Rhode Island
    15. nsmith01tx ------ Austin, Texas
    16. MenacingTourist -- Utah


    I have now emailed as well as PM'd gbroadbridge and janvanhove to make sure they're still interested as they'd replied to round 1, but so far not to this one.

    Since we've had a few more join the list I'll hold off a bit longer before getting things underway. I did buy a 24-exp roll of FP4+ today.

    BTW, lest anyone think that I was showing of my (nonexistent) command of the French language in the title, it was actually an appropriately stupid reference to the movie "Hot Shots, Part Deux" where it was basically a pun since it came out "Part Duh". Given the fine camera we're using it seemed like an apt description for round 2 :smile:

    Nathan
     
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    Absolutely count me in :smile:

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  26. Nathan Smith

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    another update

    Looks like we're all aboard - all names are confirmed tho I don't have addresses for everyone yet. Guess we can give it another coupla days for anyone else who might be interested in getting in on the fun.

    1. gbroadbridge ----- Sydney, Australia

    2. janvanhove ------- Brussels, Belgium

    3. rst ------------- Germany

    4. Ole ------------- Bergen, Norway

    5. Bob F. ----------- West London, UK
    6. TPPhotog -------- South Devon, UK

    7. MattCarey -------- San Jose, California
    8. Rich Long -------- Colorado Springs, Colorado
    9. ggriffi ---------- Indiana
    10. Suzanne Revy ---- Massachusetts
    11. bobfowler -------- New Jersey
    12. sensanjay ------- New Jersey
    13. david b ---------- New Mexico
    14. jnanian ---------- Rhode Island
    15. nsmith01tx ------ Austin, Texas
    16. MenacingTourist -- Utah


    I welcome any ideas for routes, etc. I guess the last person on the route will be in charge of development & scanning. I guess there's nothing that dictates what order we do this, altho the European folks should probably be in sequence.

    Thanks,
    Nathan