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  • Commented on 'Competition: 02-10-2018 - Autumn Abstracts'

    • 3 Oct 2018 7:08AM
  • Commented on 'Porridge'

    The Porridge is a my perfect breakfast during many years!
    I'm preparing it with cream with the salt and sugar adding .
    P.S. If you want to stay in Moscow at the Footbal Show time in my appartments, you can taste it! There is no poison or gas inside Smile
    • 16 May 2018 10:29AM
  • Commented on ' Used Nikon F5'

    Quote:I've noticed the number "10" on some recent items of kit. Is that because there's a risk of "tin whiskers" forming after a decade? Presumably they do now use the dreaded lead-free solder?

    Hm... Unfortunately, I don't know anything about this problem. I am not a really good technician, if you asked for my opinion of course. Smile

    Thanks to all answered!
    • 10 Apr 2016 6:29PM
  • Commented on ' Used Nikon F5'

    Thank you so much Pablo! Smile

    Quote:Top displays tend not to last for ever.
    Based on a repair I had done about 2 years ago Nikon UK might be able to repair it for about 175.
    Would you be happy to use it if the top display ceases to function altogether?

    No, it of course isn't acceptable Wink
    • 10 Apr 2016 6:05PM
  • Commented on 'When was the last time you used your film camera?'


    Contax G1, CZ 28/2.8, AGFA Vista 400
    • 21 Feb 2016 7:05AM
  • Commented on ' Used Nikon F5'

    A some good news....

    I found unofficial Service Centre for the all types of the film cameras(not Nikon only) in Moscow. They has an broken part of my camera.

    My Nikon F100 was renovated!
    I don't need an F5 more Grin

    P.S. BTW, the Nikon F5 above was have a serious defect. So, i have decided to refuse from buying.
    • 21 Feb 2016 6:54AM
  • Commented on ' Used Nikon F5'

    This is a my old-timers ,

    Archaic, of course. BUT...They worked fine + EXIF! During a long time. Unfortunately, my F100 was broken: a plastic pin for lenses drive was cracked in the body ring. Sad
    • 5 Jan 2016 10:49PM
  • Commented on ' Used Nikon F5'

    Quote:Just get a Russian ZENITH or a FED 4 excellent cameras and they must be available still in Russia !

    Yes, I have both. However, Kiev-4(Contax) the FED instead.

    Quote:F5 bodies are virtually worthless these days so surely it's possible to find a better example?

    Hmm...I have an Nikon AFS and SWM lenses. And a few manual lenses only. The best choice is F6...which is a very expensive!

    Maybe, Nikon FM-2?!
    • 5 Jan 2016 10:28PM
  • Commented on ' Used Nikon F5'

    Oh, yes - "Old-kind mechanics" is really great! However, a "chip-consisted" one with batteries is more preffered for me. During a long time I has owned the Nikon F100.
    Which was broken recently Sad
    • 4 Jan 2016 1:18PM
  • Commented on ' Used Nikon F5'

    It works a quite well. No problems in functionality.
    Repair in Nikon Russia was stopped on the F100 device in the last September.
    Only the Nikon F6 is still active for repair. So, I have no choice! Smile

    • 4 Jan 2016 10:01AM
  • Commented on ' Used Nikon F5'

    Yes, about a price. It is 200$

    Thanks !
    • 4 Jan 2016 8:57AM
  • Commented on ' Used Nikon F5'

    • 4 Jan 2016 8:41AM
  • Commented on ' Used Nikon F5'

    Hello everyone,
    I have a choice for buying it with the serial number 3003552. According to serial number, this is one of the first releases - 1996. The camera looks fine and everything works well. However, the top LCD display, even on new batteries not really brightly shines and batt. block contact "-" is melted slightly off. So, a question is
    - Does it reliable now?
    The camera is about 20 years old, I am afraid to spend money in vain...


    • 4 Jan 2016 8:15AM
  • Commented on 'Monitor recommendation for Macbook'

    Hi Glyno,

    Please forget any magic words about "HD Ultra" and "Super" and turn your viewpoint to the BEST FOR PHOTO. Look for this one -
    I have one. I'm just recommending it to you for photography. Really cheap, really photo. Best for panoramas!

    P.S. Ask for display port models.

    • 18 Nov 2015 8:45PM
  • Commented on 'When was the last time you used your film camera?'

    There is a some "masterpieces" with Pentax 120SW P&S camera at this Autumn,

    Fuji Superia 400 Extra,

    About subject:
    • 18 Nov 2015 8:32PM
  • Commented on 'When was the last time you used your film camera?'

    Quote:-- I have some trouble with the framing in viewfinder for the 50mm f2.8 Tessar lens sometimes

    Good examples, indeed. I think is no problems with this kind framing, except a PL filter one! Smile

    SLR Nikon F100, Nikkor AF35-135/3.5-4.5

    Fuji Superia 400 Extra, modern negative film. Wink
    • 2 Mar 2014 6:52AM
  • Commented on 'When was the last time you used your film camera?'


    Nikon F100, Nikkor MF50/1.4, Fuji Superia 400 Extra, Nikon Coolscan 5000ED
    • 24 Feb 2014 10:01AM
  • Commented on 'scan from films (35 mmslide film)'

    Quote:Apparently the scans were done on a Noritsu scanner. if I am not mistaken, it is a mini lab film scanner, so not really professional quality standard, is it ?

    The some things about Noritsu. Noritsu is a simple full-automatic scanning process which based on the standard film profiles(Kodak, Fuji etc.. NEGATIVE Film) for PRINTING.
    However, a reversible film has not a "standard" film profile on Noritsu.
    Therefore, a strange results may occur! It depends from Lab operator as well.
    When you want a high quality slide scans for editing/printing, Pro Lab with a Nikon scanner will be enough!
    • 13 Sep 2011 8:10AM
  • Commented on 'expired 35mm film'

    Quote:You could try artificial aging a film for a bit of fun, as freezing makes it last longer maybe leaving it in an oven might be worth a try!!Wink

    Good idea! Wink However, the best way still exist! KEEP UNEXPOSED FILM IN A REFRIGIRATOR AT 15C OR LOWER IN THE ORIGINAL SEALED PACKAGE. (c) Fujifilm Corp. Ltd.
    • 23 Jun 2011 5:31PM
  • Commented on 'expired 35mm film'

    As a complete amateur and not a bit ashamed of it, I can't understand the necessity of storing film in fridges or freezers.

    The reason is simple. The matter is that at low temperatures all chemical processes( including "aging" as well) are slowed down!

    • 22 Jun 2011 9:14PM
  • Commented on 'expired 35mm film'


    I'm very often using an expired film (3-6 years).
    For example, my "old" Fuji Velvia films are stored in my freezer(-18C).

    Velvia 50, Nikon F100, Zenitar Fisheye Ai-s 16/2.8. Date of expiration - 2006.

    P.S. Just say in your photolab about date of expiration!
    • 18 Jun 2011 8:16AM
  • Commented on 'Fuji S5 pro'

    "True 12 mpix" ? Hm....I don't know that is a "True" ? Smile
    2x2=4 is True in the integer terms! However, what about decimal point? Wink
    Fuji sensor consists an 12 million photodetectors, in the "integer terms". Each photodetector has own microlense. It's TRUE.
    The truth consists that Fuji sensor is contained with greater and small photodetectors, various sensitivity. The various photosensitivity of photodetectors is the reason of some loss of detail of a picture, but not its resolution(12mpix)! It is necessary to pay extra for the expanded dynamic range loss of detail, because the design of sensor ! Simply compare S5Pro with true" 6 megapix Nikon D70, and all becomes clear!
    I understand when we say about S2Pro 6->12 mpix. interpolation. Excuse me, but i didn't understand when 12->12 mpix S5Pro "interpolation" we say!

    Best regards to Mr. Tom Hogan, Phil Askey, and co.
    • 23 Jun 2008 8:11AM
  • Commented on 'Why the film never will die?'

    Hm.... Many says about Large Format.
    What about 35 mm?

    For example, look at this (be careful, about 10 megabytes is here!)

    This is a "FF" Nikon F100, Nikkor 18-35, Velvia 50, Nikon 5000ED scanner. Unfortunately, this image was resized from the 21 megapix to 12 megapix, because of site restrictions.

    Do you need a 5D , reallY? Wink
    • 17 Jun 2008 8:04AM
  • Commented on 'Why the film never will die?'

    Quote: I used to have enormous amounts of paper on my desk at any time. These days I have really very close to none and I see that as a good thing.

    Yes, the Big part of job was reduced.... However, the PAPIER is still exist!
    Do you really trust to " computer reliability "? For me, the digital photo represents some "danger" as I should care infinitely of preservation of the data, "prays" on hard disks, etc. Moreover, i must have the computer (big PC is necessarily to Me or small) to look. In case of a film photo, my pictures " always near at hand ", and not only the prints! Finally, both digital and film come to the same ANALOG result - to the PRINT!
    • 15 Jun 2008 12:56PM
  • Commented on 'Why the film never will die?'

    I give it ten years at the most.

    Hmm....maybe. However,

    In Moscow there is a Photolaboratory "PHOTOPROJECT". In the past year, I gave the films for processing. I have come into practically empty hall, my order was ready... In two hours! Two weeks ago, I handed over slides in the same photolaboratory. First, I lost a 20 min in order. Secondly, my order could execute only for 4 days! Yesterday, I bought a film, in the same place, and again stood in a queue!

    I have asked a question, why? To Me have told, that the number of orders for a film has sharply increased! What will be in the following of 10 years?

    Perhaps, that such situation only in Russia......

    [quote="Sue"]You are right. Film will never die.

    Some people write letters by hand instead of using the computer and emailing it.

    Yes, off course!

    There is a some people, like me, who wants to see their work "as is"(on the film slivers, for example) . Does we are a "Ciborgs" ? No! We want read the books with the pages inside! Wink
    • 15 Jun 2008 12:25PM
  • Commented on 'Why the film never will die?'

    We many times heard about the "paperless" technologies, during the last twenty years . Where they now? The Paper has not left anywhere, the film will not leave also!
    • 15 Jun 2008 9:52AM
  • Commented on 'Peleng 8mm Fisheye. Opinions.'

    Try this. Unfortunately, in Russian only.

    Really, from the "1st hand" directly from manufacturer.


    Malik & Mary.
    • 8 May 2006 9:03PM
  • Commented on 'Digital vs Film !'

    Thanks for a link, Chris Wink Wink

    Malik & Mary.
    • 28 Apr 2006 12:37AM
  • Commented on 'Digital vs Film !'

    Hmm... How interesting..

    Are you dividing "grain" and "noise" concepts, certainly??
    • 27 Apr 2006 11:39PM
  • Commented on 'Digital vs Film !'


    What you can do to compare a chemical and digital technology?
    They are a different really. However, nowadays we can do it in the MEGAPIXELS terms(by the scanning a film image or sensor charging )!

    Malik & Mary.
    • 27 Apr 2006 10:54PM