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 on: May 31, 2015, 06:32:10 PM 
Started by titrisol - Last post by titrisol
A few from the farmers market

More on my flickr stream

 on: May 31, 2015, 06:29:39 PM 
Started by titrisol - Last post by titrisol
Trying to get my juices flowing.....
I decided to go with only 1 lense, the old Pentax SMC-A 50/1.7, to see a classic car show in Cary, NC
A few here

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 on: May 21, 2015, 07:53:56 AM 
Started by P C Headland - Last post by titrisol
Version 4.1 is available now.... I just donloaded it and it seems to have several improvements in the UI and in the noise reduction side
Also the RAW profiles have been updated to cover new cameras

 on: April 24, 2015, 06:14:41 PM 
Started by br1078lum - Last post by br1078lum
Found this one just the other day in an antique store.  And it didn’t have an antique price on it!

The second generation of Daiichi Optical Company’s (DOC) copy of the Zeiss Ikonta A, it has a 3.5/75 Neo-Hesper (Tessar type) lens in a Daiichi-Rapid shutter (exact copy of the Compur-rapid).  Improvements are a new top plate that incorporates the finder in a solid housing, accessory shoe, DOF calculator, winding knob, and shutter release with cable socket.

I put a roll of Fujicolor Pro 160 NS in it, added a Kodak 32mm push-on hood, and hit the road (south on US-11 to be exact).  I really guessed wrong as to what shutter speed to use, and went too slow at 1/100.  Should have used 1/250, and opened the aperture a slight bit.  Even though the 1 sec speed is fine, the higher ones could still be a bit slow.  So, after getting the scans back, I spent the afternoon fixing exposures and color.  The lens handles flare pretty well, and the controls are all in the right places.  Except for that left handed shutter release.  It’s not wrong, it’s just left.  Didn’t take much to get used to.

You can read about the Zenobia cameras here in better detail:

Now I have to see if I can find some 32mm push-on filters.

Zenobia C-II Front by br1078phot, on Flickr

Side-By-Side Zenobia-Ikomat 1 by br1078phot, on Flickr

Quiet Course by br1078phot, on Flickr

Church In Springtime by br1078phot, on Flickr

Plum Creek Makeover by br1078phot, on Flickr

Silent Cannon by br1078phot, on Flickr

Walking The Carolina Road by br1078phot, on Flickr

See more at:


 on: April 22, 2015, 06:18:25 PM 
Started by br1078lum - Last post by br1078lum
The Zeiss Contaflex Prima is an improved version of the earlier Alpha and Beta models (Alpha had no meter, while the Beta did).  It offers a built-in accessory shoe, and a rapid winder, along with the selenium meter.  Standard lens element is a 2.8/45 Pantar, with 4/30 and 4/75 Pantars available.

I know that the Pantar series of lens elements (only the front section interchanges, the middle and rear elements are permanently mounted in the camera) aren’t known for being the sharpest in the Zeiss stable, but I expected better results than what I got with these.  It could be that the mirror needs adjustment.  It also could be that the 2.8/45 I used from my Contina III does not match well with the Prima (the one that came on the Prima is damaged).  I was also using Kodak Gold 200 which, while having good color rendition, is not as good as any of their 100 speed offerings when it comes to resolution.  I’ll have to give the camera a good check-out before shooting it again.

But I like it.  It has a good weight to it, especially with the 30 and 75 attached.  And with the 1132 hood on the 75, it looks like a rocket motor.


Pink Pops by br1078phot, on Flickr


Lick Run by br1078phot, on Flickr


Entrance To The Zone by br1078phot, on Flickr

The Kit

Zeiss Contaflex Prima Group Photo by br1078phot, on Flickr

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 on: April 17, 2015, 08:22:33 PM 
Started by br1078lum - Last post by br1078lum
Just checking out the operations on a “new to me” camera.  I used the Program feature for one shot, then went manual for the rest of the roll of Kodak Ektar 100.  The meter was consistently a half stop off, unless the camera was pointed in the opposite direction the light was coming from.  The closer one pointed to a light source, the more it over exposed.  It was never more than two stops though, so very manageable in post.

See all 27 photos and commentary at the link after these sample photos.

Mill Mountain by br1078phot, on Flickr

Big and Little by br1078phot, on Flickr

Kerrs Creek Garage by br1078phot, on Flickr

Cows In The Creek by br1078phot, on Flickr

Preston Street Spring Color by br1078phot, on Flickr

Hiding The Past In Plain Sight by br1078phot, on Flickr

See the rest of the photos at:


 on: April 16, 2015, 06:29:42 PM 
Started by titrisol - Last post by br1078lum
Just simply beautiful, Pablo.


 on: April 16, 2015, 06:27:37 PM 
Started by br1078lum - Last post by br1078lum
Well then, you'll be crossing the Maury right where I took my photos.  It's about a hundred yards from where 130 comes off of 501 before the bridge starts.  The canal structure is between 501 and the river just north of 130 (on the right).  If you go just a few yards past 130 on 501, there is a good pull-off on the left, large enough to swing your vehicle around 180 degrees to face the proper direction to get on 130.  There is also a pull-off in the same situation at the Cushaw Hydro-Power Station when you cross the James (in other words, it's on the left after you cross the bridge).  That's also where you join up with 130.


 on: April 16, 2015, 08:09:55 AM 
Started by titrisol - Last post by titrisol
Trying to catch the transparency of the flowers.....

 on: April 16, 2015, 05:32:17 AM 
Started by titrisol - Last post by titrisol
A few of the flora in Downtown Raleigh

A few more on Urban Flora Flickr Album

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