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Hello Old Friend.
« on: October 25, 2013, 06:32:17 AM »
Today I was passing a camera shop (passing, haha, it's 2 miles out my way) when I noticed a good used copy of a lens I owned a few years back and had regretted selling ever since,  so now I am the proud new owner of a new (to me) old school 28mm f2.8.  I know the world has moved on, and the current versions are immensely better, but this was immensely cheaper and I always liked the images I got in the past.

Nice and clean. Clean blades, Hoods and box and I got it for a song as well.

Have you ever went back to any old favourites?

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Hello Old Friend.
« on: October 25, 2013, 06:32:17 AM »

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Re: Hello Old Friend.
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2013, 06:40:23 AM »
Have you ever went back to any old favourites?

Only with ladies and other gaming devices.
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Re: Hello Old Friend.
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2013, 07:02:56 AM »
But is it as good the second time round?   I would waste a day on a snes with mariokart.  I remember some past conquests but have never went back.  In fact I remembered one twice this morning.

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« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2013, 06:17:59 PM »
Have you ever went back to any old favourites?

Only with ladies and other gaming devices.

Old secondhand ladies, ewwww!!! Aren't they kind of loose and saggy?  :-X
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« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2013, 07:32:56 PM »
I think this is a large part of the attraction of the "Nostalgia" Cameras, Leica M9, Nikon's new DF, Fuji's range of X series, Sony's new a7 etc, these Cameras have that 1950's look and feel about them, certainly an attraction for myself, as long as they have 2013/14 specs, which deals out the M9.
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« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2013, 07:57:34 PM »
I bought a 50D to replace a 40D I'd long since sold; That doesn't go quite so far back but I think it is the same phenomenon.

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« Reply #6 on: October 28, 2013, 08:20:39 PM »
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Yep.

A Minolta SRT-102.

Now that the nostalgia has passed, it's properly for sale.

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« Reply #7 on: October 28, 2013, 08:46:41 PM »
Two words: Barrel Lenses

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« Reply #8 on: October 28, 2013, 08:58:17 PM »
Pentax ME Super + 28 f2.8/ 50 f2.0 / 135 f3.5. Beats the heck out of any so called small DSLR or Mirrorless - in my opinion and for absolutely $.
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« Reply #9 on: October 28, 2013, 08:59:19 PM »
I want to go back to the 100mm f/2.8L is macro... but that will take some doing. 
Upgrade  path.->means the former was sold for the latter.

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« Reply #10 on: October 28, 2013, 10:10:29 PM »
Have you ever went back to any old favourites?
Camera gear? Definitely not. Like most tech, I'll go for the newest every time.
Houses? Ever built a brand new house? It's the best. Wish I'd done it a decade sooner.
Clothes? Whenever denim is back in, I have a 1980's jacket I just LOVE.
Women? Old favourites are best left well alone. Love the one you're with.

Cars? Well this retro Derelict taps into something very deep in me. Wow. How good is this thing?
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http://www.rodauthority.com/videos/car-features/video-jay-leno-tests-out-the-icon-%E2%80%9Cderelict-desoto%E2%80%9D/
Let's face it, for a photographer it's also 100% practical. I'd get way more gear in this than my tiny Mazda CX5.

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« Reply #11 on: October 29, 2013, 02:50:55 AM »
Back in the prehistoric film days, I had those experiences. In the late eighties I went from Canon New-F1 to T90 and then on to EOS5 etc. But some time around 1993-4 I got a too-tempting offer on a mint condition New-F1 with a FD 50mm f1.2L. I remember the first slide I got back (which was of a tanned 25 year old woman on a sailing boat by the way), shot on kodachrome 25 (!). Jawdropping (at least at the time).

But since we went digital I feel everything has changed. I am now always looking forward to the next technology tweak and I wonder where it'll stop. I remember my first large prints from the 5D (version I) and I thought Wow, this is great. Today, only a few years later, we describe that body and the EF 50mm f1.2L as a prehistoric crap camera and an outdated lens in desperate need of renewal. The other day I shot a lynx with my 1DX and brand new 200-400 f4L (posted on a different thread). And looking at the color, resolution, sharpness ... you name it, it becomes a relevant question; Do we really need more, or should we consentrate on getting the best out of what we have? But, I know myself well enough to know that when the new megapixle body and the 50mm f1.2L IS comes out, I'll be all over it ...
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« Reply #12 on: October 29, 2013, 04:01:09 AM »
I dont know if this is going back.
After using 2 T90s in the late 80s and the whole 90s I discovered at the beginning of the 90s the Olympus RD35 of my mother, collecting dust in a locker. Must have been there for about 10 or 15 years.
Loved to use it. Small, moderate 40mm with an 1,7 aperture. Silent, like a Leica.

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« Reply #13 on: October 29, 2013, 04:52:30 AM »
But since we went digital I feel everything has changed. I am now always looking forward to the next technology tweak and I wonder where it'll stop. I remember my first large prints from the 5D (version I) and I thought Wow, this is great. Today, only a few years later, we describe that body and the EF 50mm f1.2L as a prehistoric crap camera and an outdated lens in desperate need of renewal. The other day I shot a lynx with my 1DX and brand new 200-400 f4L (posted on a different thread). And looking at the color, resolution, sharpness ... you name it, it becomes a relevant question; Do we really need more, or should we consentrate on getting the best out of what we have? But, I know myself well enough to know that when the new megapixle body and the 50mm f1.2L IS comes out, I'll be all over it ...

Yep, know exactly what your saying, unfortunately I feel the same way about Photography Software, Coffee Makers, My iPhone, MacBook Pro, MacPro..... I'm sure you know what I'm saying.
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Re: Hello Old Friend.
« Reply #14 on: October 29, 2013, 05:48:06 AM »
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Yep.

A Minolta SRT-102.

Now that the nostalgia has passed, it's properly for sale.

I had a t-101 and a t-303.  Loved them.

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