Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Sunt cei sapte pitici in drumul lor spre mina.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

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Friday, May 27, 2011

Un descriptor

... pe o firma, undeva in drumul spre masa de pranz: ''sisteme de umbra".

Fotografic, stam bine

All rejoice, Peter Pan este  Editor's Choice pe badorgood.com :)

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

How to sell 2000 billboards

Well, let's say you've got a friend who's a doomsday profet and he convinces his 200 million fans that they should invest some money into letting people know all about those earthquakes and that big famine that will come... sounds a little far fetched, isn't it? :) More here.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

On the M6 TTL dial

The great Italian designer, Alessi, said that the Leica M camera body is one of the few designs of the 20th century which he thought was so perfect he would never try to change.

Well, I can tell you right now, he never used the damn thing. If he did, he would definitely change the shutter speed dial (among other things).

The M6 TTL dial is suppose to be, let's quote Leica on that,"... ergonomically perfect: it is easy to use and can be operated with the camera held to one eye.". I beg to differ. First, it's hard to get with the camera held to one eye. Second, I would say that "buttery smooth" is not an accurate description of its action. I don't know, maybe the butter I get uses a different recipe - I would say that one finger, thumb or index easy action could qualify for this description, but this is not the case.  I understand both aesthetics and the need to protect the dial from accidental tripping, but I would gladly trade putting a supplementary on/off  switch for the meter (it could be easily accommodated on the battery cover compartment, that could become an on / off switch itself) over the need of having a 1 mm bigger, a little bit forward moved, onward protruding dial that will make index operation a breeze. 

I bet that having a 1 mm rubberized grip on it will definitely improve the ergonomics of the design. Also, it wouldn't hurt to have a smoother action, but unfortunately this is not for me to tackle with.

So, this is it. I have a new project to play with. 

Monday, May 09, 2011

Wishlist revisited

Hasselblad 500 C/M sau un SWC
Lentile: un 60 mm si un 80 de mm;

Rolleiflex 2.8F. Merge si un 3.5E sau F:)

Voigtlander R4A (gata, s-a rezolvat, l-am luat)
Lentile: un Voigtlander Nokton 50mm 1.1 sau 1.5, un Nokton 35mm 1.8, un Ultron 28mm 2.0,  intre timp mi-am luat un Ultron 35mm 1.7 si un Skopar Snapshot 25mm 4 necuplat; un Color Heliar 75mm 2.5 pentru portrete; APO Lanthar-ul de 90mm 3.5 asa, sa fie un telefoto in casa; vizoare pentru toate lentilele de mai sus (prietenii care poarta ochelari stiu de ce);

Nikon D7000 digital, un FM2/Titanium si un F6 pe film
Lentile: un 50mm 1.4 pentru Nikon, un 12-24mm, 85mm 1.4, 85mm 1.8 avem, multumim pentru intentie.

Fuji X100 sau X300 cand o sa iasa. Daca o sa iasa.

Leica CL
Lentila: Summicron-ul de 40mm 2

Leica M6 TTL sau M7; un M9, peste 5 ani;
Tri-Elmar ul de 28-35-50mm 4
Summicron-ul  de 50mm 2
Summicronul de 35mm 2
Elmarit-ul de 90mm f2.8

M-am cam linistit cu SLR-urile:
Canon AE-1 Program
Olympus Pen FT
Pentacon Six

Niste rangefindere:
Zeiss Super Ikonta A 531/2
Zeiss Super Ikonta B 532/16 (din toata saracia, inainte sa platesc darile la Stat...)
Zeiss Ikon Kolibri (Guess what... :)
Zeiss Werra
Contax Zeiss IIA/IIIa
FED Siberia
Plaubel Makina 67
Hasselblad Xpan sau un Fuji TX-1 (more or less the same)
Hensoldt Hensa Reporter
Gandolfi Precision
Steinheil Casca II 
Konica Hexar RF
Konica Hexar AF
Canon L1
Yasuhara T-981
Mamiya 7II

Sa intram si in compacte:
Ricoh GR21 sau un Ricoh GR1s
Ricoh 500G
Leica Minilux
Leica CM
Rollei 35 SE
Fuji KlasseW
Minox 35 GT
Olympus 35SP 
Nikon 28Ti sau 35Ti
Minolta TC1
Konica S3 Auto
Olympus XA
Olympus 35RD
Yashica T5

Instant things:
Polaroid 690
Polaroid 600SE

Asa, mai pe departe: o Moskva, un Kiev, un Kalimar Reflex, un Bencini Comet III, un Tessina, un Graflex de presa, un Minox Riga, un Minox MX, un Exakta Varex VX, o lentila Zeiss Sonnar Ultron de 50mm 1.5, o prisma metered pentru Bronica ETRSi, un incarcator profesional, un set de 8 acumulatori R6 buni.

si mult timp liber, daca se poate.