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Nathan Smith
04-14-2005, 02:54 PM
... I am figuring about 6 to 7 months before you see it...


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

david b
04-14-2005, 03:02 PM
I was thinking about sending 'round my Mamiya 7II with 50mm lens but I am having second thoughts.

Nathan Smith
04-14-2005, 03:26 PM
... 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 :) 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

SuzanneR
04-14-2005, 03:31 PM
I missed out on the first round too, but I'd be interested. I'm curious, also, how that first round will turn out!

bobfowler
04-14-2005, 04:16 PM
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 :)

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

ggriffi
04-14-2005, 04:59 PM
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

Bob F.
04-14-2005, 05:39 PM
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.

Nathan Smith
04-14-2005, 08:09 PM
I don't think you're jumpring the gun, but I think you should send out a Nikon F5 instead :)


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

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

jnanian
04-14-2005, 08:21 PM
i'm up for it :)

Nathan Smith
04-14-2005, 09:09 PM
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...


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

Bob F.
04-14-2005, 11:18 PM
Only info I could find on the camera:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=15233&item=3853797528

f/11 allegedly - which is consistent with similar current Vivitar p&s models (as is your speed test - they are all listed as 1/100).

Bob.

Ole
04-15-2005, 01:18 AM
If the camera tours Europe too, I might want to get in on this one...

rst
04-15-2005, 01:28 AM
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

Glenn Mathison
04-15-2005, 05:58 AM
Luckily I made it onto round one. Hope to see the camera before I retire ;)

Best of luck with round two...


Glenn

Nathan Smith
04-15-2005, 07:42 AM
Only info I could find on the camera:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=15233&item=3853797528

f/11 allegedly - which is consistent with similar current Vivitar p&s models (as is your speed test - they are all listed as 1/100).

Bob.

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

MenacingTourist
04-18-2005, 12:14 PM
I'm totally interested :)

Nathan Smith
04-18-2005, 03:04 PM
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

Sanjay Sen
04-18-2005, 04:10 PM
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....:)

TPPhotog
04-18-2005, 05:13 PM
I'm game ... it's about time I used a real camera :)

Nathan Smith
04-18-2005, 09:11 PM
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....:)


I'm game ... it's about time I used a real camera :)

Welcome aboard!

Nathan