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by P C Headland
Thu May 23, 2024 4:37 am
Forum: Point and Shoot
Topic: That most film-like digital camera
Replies: 1
Views: 187

That most film-like digital camera

Film like? Not because of the output, but because of its limitations. You get about 36 shots per charge (battery). Saving each shot takes 10-15 seconds, even with a fast SD card. Post-processing files takes some time, especially when using the camera maker's software. Why would you use the camera ma...
by P C Headland
Sun Apr 28, 2024 4:04 am
Forum: SLRs
Topic: Forgotten Canon
Replies: 5
Views: 1499

Re: Forgotten Canon

... Yours is working just fine, Paul, and the photos are lovely. PF Well, it was sort of working just fine. The shutter doesn't always full open, meaning a random chance of a random format picture - sometimes full frame, sometimes half frame, something no frame. It's a bit annoying, but given what ...
by P C Headland
Sun Apr 21, 2024 5:35 am
Forum: Folding Cameras and Plate Cameras
Topic: Agfa Isolar 9x12cm plate camera
Replies: 3
Views: 747

Re: Agfa Isolar 9x12cm plate camera

The dividers in the Orbital stop the sheets escaping their quadrant. Of course, if you overfill the thing you do risk a sheet floating away, though the "skis" on the underside of the lid may stop that happening - I've not tried ;) Rather than roughing up the base (and permanently marking i...
by P C Headland
Thu Apr 18, 2024 1:11 am
Forum: Folding Cameras and Plate Cameras
Topic: Agfa Isolar 9x12cm plate camera
Replies: 3
Views: 747

Re: Agfa Isolar 9x12cm plate camera

For developing my 4x5" and 9x12cm film I use a Paterson Orbital. It's like a daylight tray in effect. You can do four 4x5 or 9x12 sheets, two 5x7 or one 8x10, and uses less that 200ml of developer. Easier to find in Europe than the US, but worth keeping a look out for. Another option is, if you...
by P C Headland
Sat Mar 16, 2024 12:38 am
Forum: Words/No Words
Topic: Camera Porn Friday
Replies: 377
Views: 2890739

Re: Camera Porn Friday

Cute little camera, seems to be more than capable in your capable hands.

I've got a similar "format" Ricoh 500G. The only downside is that it is shutter priority and manual - I much prefer aperture priority.
by P C Headland
Fri Mar 15, 2024 6:16 am
Forum: Cell Phones and Tablets
Topic: Rescue animal
Replies: 3
Views: 1303

Rescue animal

I was doing my lunchtime walk today when I came across a cat looking intently at this "little" fella. Cats quite like playing with these large native insects (wēta) as they are quite durable compared to mice. But given he's a native I rescued him and placed him amongst one of the many impo...
by P C Headland
Fri Mar 15, 2024 6:04 am
Forum: SLRs
Topic: Forgotten Canon
Replies: 5
Views: 1499

Re: Forgotten Canon

Some "product" shots. Just a hint of brassing.
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by P C Headland
Tue Mar 12, 2024 1:27 am
Forum: SLRs
Topic: Forgotten Canon
Replies: 5
Views: 1499

Forgotten Canon

Well, browsing the local auction site can be a dangerous thing, tempting the weak into giving in to their gas.... It's funny, you read about a camera model, then you start seeing them "everywhere". Probably because you're looking for it! Anyway, there were several of the older, less popula...
by P C Headland
Thu Jan 11, 2024 3:01 am
Forum: Technical Central
Topic: Use film instead of glass plates?
Replies: 8
Views: 5172

Re: Use film instead of glass plates?

The metal sheet in the middle of the picture, with the folded over edges, looks like a film insert. I have similar looking film inserts / sheaths for my 9x12cm camera. Load the film in the sheath, put the sheath in the holder, the sheath ensures the correct overall thickness. Or, if I've got a 9x12c...
by P C Headland
Mon Dec 04, 2023 2:08 am
Forum: Words/No Words
Topic: Karat36 goes West
Replies: 6
Views: 12008

Re: Karat36 goes West

Interesting looking camera and seems capable enough. How's the viewfinder / RF on these?

I've seen these pop up on the local auction site a few times recently, so far I've managed to resist them temptation ;-)