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Re: Chatterbox 2

Postby Pampy » Fri Mar 26, 2021 2:48 pm

The adjective for metal is metallic but not so for iron, which is ironic.

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Postby aero280 » Fri Mar 26, 2021 3:34 pm

OH has a tee shirt which claims that irony is the opposite of wrinkly...

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Postby WolfGirl » Fri Mar 26, 2021 5:54 pm

Gillthepainter wrote:what type of camera has he got, Wolfie?


I am very camera phobic so I had to ask. Apparently he has two! The original is a Panasonic (Lumix?) which won’t be top end as it was a joint Christmas present from the kids one year. It only worked on the first day of the holiday. This was the year he came across a huge Manta ray on the house reef and no camera to prove it! It was exchanged quite easily when we got back but the moment had passed. He would love to see whale sharks.

He also uses a Go Pro for both videos and stills.

He has recently treated himself to a fancy pants (to me) new Nikon with money left to him by his mother. He took some great shots of a red kite last week whilst on one of our walks.

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Re: Chatterbox 2

Postby Pampy » Sat Mar 27, 2021 1:04 am

Bread is like the sun - it rises in the yeast and sets in the waist.

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Postby Suffs » Sat Mar 27, 2021 7:52 am

Pampy wrote:Bread is like the sun - it rises in the yeast and sets in the waist.


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Postby Gillthepainter » Sat Mar 27, 2021 9:59 am

What do people do with underwater and other footage they get on holidays?
Interesting area, that.


Zero, Tony reviews it - footage that is.
I often film him topside, and underwater. He reviews his swimming technique - it used to be Total Emersion, but has developed over the years.

We tend to go on holiday when he has a swimming event on the horizon.
Tony still has his old Canon film camera. Swearing he'll use it, but never does.

There is a second hand site I've used before that specializes in both Nikon, as you mention it, WolfG, and Canon.
Mpb or something like that. They were excellent when I upped my camera game for photographing my art.

I really should teach myself more. I've only recently discovered Aperture Priority mode, and use it as my default now.

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Postby Binky » Sat Mar 27, 2021 12:43 pm

Pampy wrote:
Binky wrote:OH has a GoPro camera for underwater use. Used in the Galapagos for good shots of sea lions and penguins swimming along with the snorkellers, and used in Baja California (part of Mexico) for footage of a whale shark. OH was swimming alongside it - it's not a shark, it's the biggest fish in the world (and totally placid and harmless).

Wow - some serious jealousy from me! I'd love to go to the Galapagos.


Pampy, if you do go, you must try to get on one of the smaller boats. Ours took 16 persons only, which was great as it meant that getting to shore in the pangas (rubber boats) was easy as 8 people to a boat so quick boarding and disembarking.

Should I risk provoking your jealousy a little more and say that we have been lucky enough to holiday in Hawaii, Tahiti, the Seychelles, Mauritius, Japan, China, NZ, Reunion and loads more. And we never look back at the photos! With my health predicament we can't go on holiday ever again so I'm glad we did most places when we could.

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Re: Chatterbox 2

Postby Pampy » Sat Mar 27, 2021 4:34 pm

Even more jealous! :lol: :lol: What fabulous memories you must have. Top of my bucket list for holidays, apart from the Galapagos, are Hokkaido and the Antarctic, although I don't think I'll get there, I'm afraid.

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Postby Binky » Sat Mar 27, 2021 5:24 pm

Hokkaido was one of our future plans (to see the snow monkeys) as well as seeing a bit more of Japan.

We did a three week trip from Tokyo- Hiroshima (on the bullet train) taking in Kyoto, Kanazawa and the Japanese Alps on the way.

Japan is a fantastic place to visit, most of the street/road/station signs are in English as well as Japanese, and of course all the tourist spots, restaurants and hotels have English speaking staff. We learned a few phrases and the Japanese couldn't be more delighted and helpful to us.

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Postby Pampy » Sat Mar 27, 2021 6:05 pm

A friend who is a barrister and worked for an international law firm was based in Tokyo. In early 2011, I was starting to make plans for a visit when the tsunami happened and she was transferred away so I never got to visit. She said it was a fascinating place and she loved the Japanese people.
The wildlife is the main reason that I wanted to visit Hokkaido.

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Re: Chatterbox 2

Postby ZeroCook » Sat Mar 27, 2021 9:27 pm

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I've come across mpb Gill. I actually bought a out of production Voigtlander 20mm lens from them a couple of years ago but I returned it - it was listed in excellent +++ condition but the focus and aperture rings were very slidey and not snug. Cosmetically great but probably super used I thought - that, or a lemon . No probs returning it other than the hassle but I haven't been back to buy since. I ended up buying a mint BIN best offer one on Ebay from a my favourite kind of seller - mega affluent meticulous gadget camera guy with too much pro gear :lol: :lol:

Tony-footage sounds really interesting! Photographing paintings really well is a lot more tricky than people think. Almost time to do a spring run in the large underheated space. I'm guessing the shedio is not too hard to heat.

I mainly use shutter priority for location and on the hoof shots but ap or manual for static or tripod shots. My vid/filmmaker sis offspring had a chipped Panasonic Lumix GH4 for ages and has recently switched to a Sony a series with lens adapters for previous lenses. Amazing sensors.

WolfG - interesting that he uses the GoPro for stills as well. Panasonic Lumix's and other models have Leica lenses and some models are even identical to to Leicas and offer huge quality bang for the buck compared to Leica price tags and cachet.




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Postby Renee » Sun Mar 28, 2021 1:24 am

That's a blast from the past ZeroCook! A Voigtlander Vito B was one of my first cameras at the age of about 12. My father was a keen photographer, who used to do his own developing and printing. I was his assistant tipping the trays up and down that had the chemical solution in. It was fascinating watching the image appearing.

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Postby Stokey Sue » Sun Mar 28, 2021 1:56 am

I had the Voigtlander my father bought in 1938 when he was a pharmacist’s apprentice, it was basically a copy of a Rolleiflex, the kind where you look into the top and it took 21/4 inch square negatives

Unfortunately my mother threw it out in the 70s - I still have a few good portraits taken with it

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Postby Renee » Sun Mar 28, 2021 2:44 pm

Yes, it certainly does look like a Rolleiflex! My Voigtlander looked like an ordinary camera, but my father bought me a 2nd hand Rollei for my 21st birthday. It produced great photos.

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Re: Chatterbox 2

Postby ZeroCook » Sun Mar 28, 2021 10:46 pm

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Voigtlander was a great make. Sort of defunct but were taken over by Cosina and continued to make some cameras, and lenses for Leica, Canon and Nikon some of which in turn were discontinued quite recently like the semi manual focus Color Skopar 20mm Canon mount. I'd heard about it a lot and it's very small and lightweight but ruggedly built all metal - beautifully engineered.

Renee, not surprised it took great photos- very classic high quality cameras and these days, very collectable too.



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Re: Chatterbox 2

Postby Rainbow » Mon Mar 29, 2021 2:33 am

Renee wrote:That's a blast from the past ZeroCook! A Voigtlander Vito B was one of my first cameras at the age of about 12. My father was a keen photographer, who used to do his own developing and printing. I was his assistant tipping the trays up and down that had the chemical solution in. It was fascinating watching the image appearing.

I sometimes helped my father too, with the trays developing the photos. As you said, Renee, it was fascinating to watch.

My father also had a Rollieflex like that one in the picture. Not sure what happened to it, but when he died he left at least 8 cameras of various types and ages. I don't think he knew how to use them in the end, but he was a good photographer for many years :)

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Postby Pepper Pig » Mon Mar 29, 2021 9:15 am

Re old cameras. A friend was widowed a couple of years ago. Her husband had an enormous stash of old cameras, much to her chagrin, and she didn't know what to do with them assuming that they were all rubbish in comparison with today's technology. Not so. She made a very tidy sum at a specialist auction.

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Re: Chatterbox 2

Postby Stokey Sue » Mon Mar 29, 2021 10:32 am

My dad and I used to do our own developing too, both black & white and colour slides, stood me in good stead when I got into labs and had to develop plates recording bits of experiments

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Postby chihuahua8 » Mon Mar 29, 2021 3:02 pm

My late husband was introduced to photography by a family friend and this was the beginning of a very successful business.
His first job was in a very small camera shop in Toronto, Canada. He layer moved to the States and worked for several microscopes companies such as Zeiss and Olympus. He eventually moved to the UK and utilised his camera and microscope knowledge to found his own business designing and supplying adaptors for different cameras to fit and work on not only microscopes but on rigid and flexible endoprobes.
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Re: Chatterbox 2

Postby Pampy » Mon Mar 29, 2021 3:07 pm

That's some pedigree! You must have been very proud of him.

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