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PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2021 10:52 am 
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Looks like the last one is a D-810.
Bears like Nikon :P
Haven't a clue on the lens- A/F is uncharted territory for me.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 22, 2021 7:47 pm 
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Теперь предлагаем бесплатную ежедневную маммографию!
Теперь предлагаем бесплатную ежедневную маммографию!
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Tripod & cable release - must not be doing school pics.
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Learning the basics
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Rollei TLR
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Cutaway lens from a Leica ad.
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Ring tailed lemurs like Nikon, too.
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Camera array for recording the atomic bomb test at Bikini Atoll
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Side note - the nuclear fallout radiation half life on Bikini has pretty well timed down, but environmental half-life in ocean sediment is still quietly emitting radiation making seafood there unsafe to eat. Meaning it's still uninhabited.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 23, 2021 12:51 am 
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Like that last frame, Steve.

Odd the graphic series is so under-represented here. Possible they were cropped out maybe?
I count one near image bottom left.
I recall someone trying to tell me they were limited to 250-280mm focal length lenses, but I took that one with a pinch of salt.
2 or 3 bellows folders in the foreground as well.
Of course, the big Kodak aerial cameras and their humongous film backs pre-dominate, as do the MPC's. The MPC's may out number everything else pictured.
Kind of curious about what's been released recently.
History channel is making a bit of noise about the FIFA act in the last few months.
Should be interesting in what ends up being released of the actual test images- never mind UFO shots :P

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 31, 2021 3:36 pm 
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Mid 60's Nikon F that caught a couple in Vietnam.
Probably 7.62 x 39s out of an AK or SKS.
The Japanese war correspondent survived.

The old F and F-2's were built like tanks, but definitely not bulletproof...

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 31, 2021 5:37 pm 
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I carried a plastic 126 P&S on my web belt first tour. Somewhere around here I've an image of a land mine upon which I very nearly trod when walking point. 'Broom guy' found it and called me back to take a look. I guess it's either your day or it isn't. SW

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2022 2:29 pm 
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More on the spy camera pigeon program from WW1.

This display represents a recon pigeon at work.
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Detail shot of a pigeon camera. Still looks a bit heavy for the bird.
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Pigeon fitted with camera.
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Article said these are actual images taken in flight. Not a lot of useful info there.
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Had another pic saved for this forum. Long running debate: do filters help photographs all that much? ;)
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2022 2:09 am 
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ive had photos that were improved and some that did very little , i had one that it made all the difference from what was trying to be depicted - i never was trying to make something look better but rather trying to capture what i was actually seeing that the film was failing to find - i never really experimented with altering the perception of what i was actually seeing , i do remember others making some really nifty alterations that resulted in spectacular results ,

i wish i had more time back then to concentrate on filters and really use them to their full affect - i used more on the enlarger than i did on the camera , they do make a diference depending on your desired results ,


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All kidding aside, on the filters question, the photo above is definite proof of selecting quality glass first, before considering filters.
Contrast is awfully low in both frames, with obvious c/a's.
3rd party lenses can actually be a step backwards in this respect.
It does pay to do your research, before committing to a purchase.

The one that is still a thorn in my side is a decent polarizer.
I really should have one, since so much of my shooting occurs around water...

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2022 11:48 am 
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Yes, I was mostly kidding around with the filter pic.

I think I mentioned I use an old G filter for fog or snow. Also had one to make lights all "sparkly". (Can't recall the actual term) With digital, I can do a few filter effects in editing. SW

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2022 10:14 pm 
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Hogger,

Who is "Broom Guy"?


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2022 9:20 am 
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^ The grunt assigned to swing the metal detector back & forth searching for mines or IEDs.

Here's the mine. The plastic camera image is too shabby to see the Chinese characters and my partial boot print right beside it. SW
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2022 12:39 pm 
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Can make out the spring type cap detonator from here- almost clearly.
With the square format and fairly distant focus range, probably a cartridge type camera (eg:)
126.

These usually were factory set to be clearly in focus at 8-12 feet or so.
I have an old Instamatic print of my brother and myself at ages 6 and 7 above my head on the wall here as I type this...
It's actually a bit of a crop from one of the last Kodak's to use "M" type bulbs.
Properly set, and used with-in their distance tolerances, these consumer grade cameras were almost capable of quality images.

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