A few classic computer photos
ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk
Sun Nov 1 14:29:12 CST 2009
> At 8:49 PM +0000 10/29/09, Tony Duell wrote:
> >I didn't, the minilab did :-)
> >I took them with an ancient 35mm SLR. The minilab who processed the films
> >offered to put them on CD-ROM for a little (very little) extra money. And
> Here in the US, Costco does a great job in 1 hour and the CD's are
> far less than it would cost me in time to the scans myself.
I tend to go to Jrssops (large UK camera shop chain). They do a 30 minute
service (for not much more than the 1 hour service) amd will burn the CD.
It costs \pounds 1 oe 2 for that IIRC. Not much.
Of course I get the negatives, so if I want to make high-tesoultion
scans, I can.
> >The resolution on the film negatives is considerably higher than said
> >scans, but IMHO they were good enough to upload. And of course I have the
> >negatives if I want to make any larger prints.
> Look around, different places scan at different resolutions and
> charge different prices. The place I had develop a roll of B&W and
Oh, I am sure there are professional labs that will scan to a much higher
Most of these picures were originally taken to illustrate talks I gave to
HPCC. And the resolution was high enough for that.
> >I'll stick to my good old mechnaical Leicas. The later one actually
> >contains electrical components (the flash sync contacts), the older one
> >has nothing electrical _at all_.
> The biggest advantage to your old mechanical Leica's is that your
> 50mm Leica lens is a 50mm. On the Micro 4/3rds it would basically be
Err, a 50mm lens is a 50mm lens no matter what you put hehind it :-). The
fact that a 50mm lens is a 'portrait' lens on my Olympus Pen FT doesn't
change the fact that it's still a 50mm lens.
And let's not start the myth that focal length affects perspective...
> a 100mm telephoto. I'd like a Leica and am torn between the M6 or M7
> as I like a built in light meter on my 35mm cameras.
I was lucky. I bought a Leica III (not an M3, a 1933 screw-mount thing)
in a local camera shop for a very good price because they said it was
totally jammed. After getting it home, I took off the top cover around
the shutter speed mechanism, removed the second curtain latch, cleaned
it up and put 1 drop of oil on it. Works fine, although sometime I should
strip down the slow-speed escapement (it's sticking a bit). And then the
same shop offered me a jammed M2, which I also bought. After buying the
right ring wrenches, I took that apart too and have got it going,
although the shutter tapers at high speeds. Again, I need to do more work
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