Merry Christmas

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous Equipment' started by kintatsu, Dec 25, 2012.

  1. kintatsu

    kintatsu Member

    Messages:
    368
    Joined:
    May 1, 2012
    Location:
    Bavaria, Ger
    Shooter:
    4x5 Format
    Here's wishing all of you a very merry Christmas and prosperous New Year. Or, as they say in Hawaii- "Mele Kalikimaka me ka Hau'oli Makahiki Hou!"
     
  2. Jeff Kubach

    Jeff Kubach Member

    Messages:
    6,932
    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2007
    Location:
    Richmond VA.
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    Merry Christmas to everybody also.

    Jeff
     
  3. rcam72

    rcam72 Member

    Messages:
    104
    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2010
    Location:
    Port Chester
    Shooter:
    35mm
    Since the OP went multi-lingual I'll go with:

    Feliz Navidad

    Raul
     
  4. ArtO

    ArtO Member

    Messages:
    263
    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2008
    Location:
    Florida
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    Merry Christmas and a Happy & Healthy New Year everyone.
     
  5. mooseontheloose

    mooseontheloose Subscriber

    Messages:
    2,407
    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2007
    Location:
    Kyoto, Japan
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    Or, as they say in Japan: メリークリスマス!! (although it's practically over now)
     
  6. Jesper

    Jesper Subscriber

    Messages:
    729
    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2009
    Location:
    Sweden
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    Happy Christmas and many new pictures in the new year.
     
  7. BenjaminM

    BenjaminM Member

    Messages:
    6
    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2012
    Location:
    at sea
    Shooter:
    Medium Format
    Merry Christmas from the new guy at sea as well = )
     
  8. br549

    br549 Subscriber

    Messages:
    31
    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2005
    Shooter:
    4x5 Format
    Joyeux Noël à tous! Que votre journée soit belle!!!
     
  9. waynecrider

    waynecrider Member

    Messages:
    2,294
    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2003
    Location:
    Floriduh
    Shooter:
    35mm
    Merry Christmas from S. Florida. 81 degree's projected today. Come on down, leave some money.
     
  10. Ricardo Miranda

    Ricardo Miranda Member

    Messages:
    1,922
    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2012
    Location:
    London, UK
    Shooter:
    35mm
    Merry Christmas from a wet London!
     
  11. bsdunek

    bsdunek Subscriber

    Messages:
    1,347
    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2006
    Location:
    Michigan
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    Another Merry Christmas, and may your New Year be good.
     
  12. mike c

    mike c Subscriber

    Messages:
    2,245
    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2009
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    Have a Merry Christmas all form a overcast day in L.A.

    Mike
     
  13. dwross

    dwross Subscriber

    Messages:
    998
    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2004
    Location:
    Oregon Coast
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    Merry Christmas!!! from a wet and windy Oregon Coast!! The very best of days to all.
    d
     
  14. Sponsored Ad
  15. cepwin

    cepwin Member

    Messages:
    336
    Joined:
    May 26, 2012
    Shooter:
    35mm
    Merry Christmas to all of those celebrating the Holiday
     
  16. fotch

    fotch Member

    Messages:
    4,824
    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2005
    Location:
    SE WI- USA
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    Happy Holidays.
     
  17. Pfiltz

    Pfiltz Member

    Messages:
    176
    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2011
    Location:
    NW TN. USA
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    Merry Christmas from PoDunk......
     
  18. winger

    winger Subscriber

    Messages:
    2,879
    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2005
    Location:
    southwest PA
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    Merry Christmas from a wet (not white) western PA! May your New Years be filled with great photos!
     
  19. Vaughn

    Vaughn Subscriber

    Messages:
    5,193
    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2006
    Location:
    Humboldt Co.
    Shooter:
    8x10 Format
    Merry Christmas!!! Very wet and wild here just over the border in California, too!
     
  20. Chazzy

    Chazzy Member

    Messages:
    2,951
    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2004
    Location:
    South Bend,
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    Merry Christmas to all.
     
  21. BrianShaw

    BrianShaw Member

    Messages:
    6,566
    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2005
    Location:
    Los Angeles,
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    Ditto to all!
     
  22. Alan Gales

    Alan Gales Member

    Messages:
    1,911
    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2009
    Location:
    St. Louis, M
    Shooter:
    Large Format
    Merry Christmas everyone! We are supposed to get snow today in St. Louis but less than an inch of accumulation.

    Hope you were all good last year and Santa left you film under the tree! :confused:
     
  23. Andrew O'Neill

    Andrew O'Neill Subscriber

    Messages:
    1,108
    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2004
    Location:
    Coquitlam, B
    Shooter:
    8x10 Format
    When written in Romaji: merii kurisumasu.
    KFC sells more chicken in Japan on the 25th than in any other nation.
    Happy Christmas, everyone! And a Happy New Year!
     
  24. MattKing

    MattKing Subscriber

    Messages:
    16,432
    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2005
    Location:
    Delta, BC, Canada
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    Happy Christmas to all.
     
  25. cliveh

    cliveh Subscriber

    Messages:
    4,620
    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2010
    Shooter:
    35mm RF
    Christmas morning and outside it was lightly snowing against a landscape of crisp white. We started to exchange Christmas presents and my wife handed me a gift-wrapped box. I could tell immediately by the weight it was something interesting. As I removed the outer gift wrapping, I experienced a moment of indescribable excitement.
    Tearing more gift wrapping away, revealed a brand new Leica IIIg in its original box. I opened the box with trepidation to reveal what I can only describe as the perfect machine with its brand new chrome and little windows glinting back at me. As I took it out of the box, the matching Elmar 2.8 lens reflected a crescent half-moon of purple and yellow light from its bloomed surface. My first task was to test the apertures and moving from one f-stop to the next allowed the tiny race bearings to sink into their allotted pots with an almost inaudible click. The dark grey bladed diaphragm moving to symmetrical smaller and larger rings of encircling grey centricity, with an icy black depth to the inner aperture circle. Next I tested the shutter on each speed, the clockwork mechanism working perfectly after each advance and selection of speed. When I pressed the shutter the response was immediate. The faster speeds sounded like a small insect taking a short intake of breath. At the slower speeds it beat like a mechanical heart as it fired.
    Cradling the base plate in both hands and looking through the the viewfinder, I could see the brightline finders giving me precise compositional boundaries, together with the view of top, bottom, right and left, showing what was just out of shot. Moving my eye to the rangefinder window I found the telephoto view provided a crisp sharp differentiation of split image, which smoothly moved together as my index finger moved the focus ring to fine focus areas of view.
    Another present revealed a little box of FP4 film. I carefully removed it from its box and proceeded to cut the leader to a longer length and load into the IIIg. A most enjoyable introspective activity of loading a IIIg and putting on a coat I announced my intention to go for a walk and try to do justice to my new machine. I placed the camera strap round my neck, embedding it snugly into the collar of my coat. Turning to my wife I told her "I am just going outside and may be some time."

    The Marks & Spencer socks are not quite the same.
    Happy Christmas Guys.
     
  26. Eric Rose

    Eric Rose Subscriber

    Messages:
    4,381
    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2002
    Location:
    Calgary AB,
    Shooter:
    4x5 Format
    Merry Christmas all!
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 25, 2012