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  1. rodeo_joe|1 replied to the thread Did the Swiss ever make a large format lens shutter?.

    There's no comparison between the precision of a hand-assembled Swiss watch - even a pocket watch - and the relatively crudely stamped...

    Apr 25, 2018 at 7:10 AM
  2. rodeo_joe|1 replied to the thread Frustrating.

    I really don't see the problem. I tried varifocals and couldn't get on with them. So I just had a pair of distance, and a pair of...

    Apr 25, 2018 at 6:57 AM
  3. rodeo_joe|1 replied to the thread small high quality camera/lens setup for street photography.

    "...but high-quality small wide angle lenses do not appear available in the Sony range." - There's a quite tiny 20mm f/2.8 E-mount...

    Apr 25, 2018 at 6:49 AM
  4. rodeo_joe|1 replied to the thread Flash suggestions ....

    Since the OP apparently used a single SB-600 for years, it seems unlikely that (s)he is using the flash professionally for events or...

    Apr 25, 2018 at 6:36 AM
  5. rodeo_joe|1 replied to the thread Manual focus lenses on Sony A6000, 11 fps?.

    "I could not find your experience anywhere on the net." - Yes, Sony's manual for the a6000 is near to useless. It doesn't explain...

    Apr 25, 2018 at 6:24 AM
  6. rodeo_joe|1 replied to the thread Need help cracked negatives after developing.

    "but I didn't really measure the temperature..." - Then that's your problem. Reticulation is pretty hard to induce in a modern film,...

    Apr 25, 2018 at 6:15 AM
  7. rodeo_joe|1 replied to the thread Auto focusing question on Nikon 9000ED.

    It seems to me that if you need to select a specific point on the slide or negative, then there's something wrong with the carrier...

    Apr 25, 2018 at 6:08 AM
  8. rodeo_joe|1 replied to the thread Best Enlarging Lens?.

    I have to agree with Steve that Apo-Rodagons are probably the pinnacle of enlarging lenses, but they're expensive unless you happen on a...

    Apr 25, 2018 at 5:46 AM
  9. rodeo_joe|1 replied to the thread Trusty cheap light meter?.

    There's just no reason to refer to dubious information on scraps of paper these days. We're not living in the 1870s! And I'm pretty...

    Apr 24, 2018 at 2:13 PM
  10. rodeo_joe|1 replied to the thread Manual focus lenses on Sony A6000, 11 fps?.

    Sorry about the delay John. Finally got time to check out the a6000 earlier today. No problem with 'Continuous Hi' and a manual Nikon...

    Apr 24, 2018 at 2:01 PM
  11. rodeo_joe|1 replied to the thread Flash suggestions ....

    Where is the most heat generated/dissipated in a speedlight? A typical photographic Xenon tube outputs 40 ~ 45 lumen/watt. That means...

    Apr 24, 2018 at 5:34 AM
  12. rodeo_joe|1 replied to the thread Flash suggestions ....

    "Not to make too fine a point about it, but those examples you guys are referring to from the film era 2, 3 decades ago are not very...

    Apr 23, 2018 at 12:19 PM
  13. rodeo_joe|1 replied to the thread Flash suggestions ....

    "That is not the case at all. Just like everything else, a flash tube has a finite life and so is the other electronics inside a flash...

    Apr 23, 2018 at 11:39 AM
  14. rodeo_joe|1 replied to the thread Frustrated trying to roll 120 film around stainless steel real.

    "Back in the days I used household scale substitute beakers with markings for ml / g of flour / salt...." - How can anyone set about...

    Apr 23, 2018 at 11:21 AM
  15. rodeo_joe|1 replied to the thread Trusty cheap light meter?.

    If anyone's getting good exposures with an aperture of f/22 in full sunlight @ ISO 125 & 1/125th of a second, they're either living on a...

    Apr 23, 2018 at 8:06 AM