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  1. Shaking things up a bit

    by , 03-05-2009 at 11:56 AM
    Well, now that I've gone and offloaded all my 35mm SLR stuff to fill out the Contax G2 kit, I'm thinking it might well be a good time to just take a break from all my large format shooting. I've been feeling a bit of creative blockage working with the big beasts lately, so maybe it's a good time to get funky with the little stuff and shoot more freehand. I'm definitely due for a vacation, and doing a bit more "street" type work with the rangefinder might be a good prescription to cure ...
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  2. Out with the old toys, in with the new...

    by , 03-01-2009 at 03:32 PM
    Well, I just unloaded a whole bunch of stuff today. All my Contax SLR stuff (RX body, 85, 50, 35 and 18-35 lenses), a Samsung digital camera, and some accessories got traded in to KEH at the local camera show. They were there to buy, and did not have a sale booth set up. Most of the other dealers there had rather sad piles of mostly undesireable stuff, overpriced. As I was waiting for the KEH guy to appraise my stuff, someone else was trading in a bunch of Contax G series stuff to another dealer. ...
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  3. Photographic Mathematics (not e = i x t)

    by , 02-28-2009 at 07:29 PM
    No, I'm talkin' economics. I thought I was sellin' my soul. But I really wanted to take the plunge. I had built a Mamiya M645j system over the space of five years and had gotten two bodies, prism finder, for C lenses, L pistol grip. Well I finally decided to sell all of this to make the jump to 4x5. I sold the kit for $500.00. I got enough to start. I got a 4x5 view camera from erie for $100.00. I got a 545 Pola holder form ebay for about $50.00. I got an expired (so what) box of P/N 55 ...
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  4. Buying lenscaps

    by , 02-24-2009 at 04:14 PM
    Well, I just got a new lens the other day for my Contax G1 - I found a very nice 35mm f2 in the used case at the camera store, so I couldn't let it sit around being an orphan. Not that I needed the focal length, but I've heard some terrific things about that lens. Well, I went to the KEH website to find a lens shade, shade cap, and rear lens cap. Well, KEH had two of the three, so I put them in my shopping cart, then flipped over to the B&H website to see if they had the third. They did, and ...

    Updated 02-24-2009 at 07:06 PM by TheFlyingCamera

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  5. Students' views

    by , 02-16-2009 at 08:53 PM
    So I'm sitting here grading student essays and sipping wine. The assignment is one I give every semester: visit a gallery or museum with a photo-based exhibit and write your thoughts. It is always wonderful to read how a few are turned on to art/photography.... most of these students have never stepped foot in a gallery or museum before this. I want them to see photos "in person", not via book or internet.

    But this semester..... how amazing... gratifying... to read these ...
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