A couple of years ago, I needed to replace my digital Bridge camera and started shopping on the bay for something to use. I found a nice Kodak Z981 with a super zoom that fit my needs. The problem is I didn't stop there.
Next, I started shopping DSLRs, buying and fixing and trading up to an Olympus E-3 with 5 lenses and assorted filters, bags, tripods, timers, remotes and flash. While hunting for 'my ultimate camera' I started noticing how cheap 35mm's had become. A Canon AE-1
Just a checklist. Not a wishlist. Unless... But I just wanted to post my list here.
So. I will be having a 4x5 on the way. I also need to round up the following...
Have or will have
All darkroom gear for tray processing and enlarging including Beseler 57MT
Need to get
Longer lens (200-300 range)
Shutter release cable
Updated 12-04-2013 at 09:01 PM by Christopher Walrath
Well, I kind of departed suddenly. Without a trace. POOF!, one might say.
I'm sorry I disappeared. I know I don't need to apologize. But I was having a hard time after Faith died. As I mentioned in the last entry I sold all of my camera gear. Just felt the need to remove the 'obligation' I felt to use something I had when I wanted nothing to do with it. And I moved in a different direction, that being getting my family through a tough time.
Well, about mid-August
Here is a recent essay of mine in the Chronicle of Higher Ed, which I suppose might resonate with some here. The link is here.
June 3, 2012
A Technological Cloud Hangs Over Higher Education
By Keith A. Williams
I was there when it happened. And for the record: I did object. I was but a teaching assistant; the decision was not mine. The decision was to replace the pendulums and other demonstration gizmos in the undergraduate
by mobile device)
Two hot devices
Two batteries dying
No outlet, no bars
No signal, no data-
Nothing to retweet
Just fields and barns
And ruminating cows.
No towers, just hills
And trees, and fields,
And hills, and trees-
A poor farmer plows-
Updated 03-29-2012 at 10:11 AM by keithwms