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Posted on 8 Jun 2013 13:11:37 BDT
Last edited by the author on 8 Jun 2013 13:15:07 BDT
Zelazowa says:
'Returns and warranties. Because of extreme age of this film and its technical nature, this film is sold as is, as defective, not fit for photography, for experimentation, tests, lomography ventures, for display purposes or be cut as bookmarks. No returns are accepted. This is old film'

This is an ex-film as clearly its 'metabolic processes are now 'istory!'

Posted on 8 Jun 2013 16:06:23 BDT
T.J.Byford says:
And this one:

COMES IN EXCELLENT WORKING CONDITION AND IS VIRTUALLY MINT. HOWEVER THE SHUTTER ONLY SEEMS TO FIRE AT ONE SPEED IN ALL SETTINGS. 'B' WORKS AS IT SHOULD DO.

Obviously it works excellently at its one speed and "B".

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Jun 2013 16:25:34 BDT
Steve James says:
Lol! Thats like the clock that's right twice a day!

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Jun 2013 16:27:31 BDT
T.J.Byford says:
Steve,

And by default it is more accurate than a clock that gains or loses as these are never right.

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Jun 2013 16:40:37 BDT
Steve James says:
You are so right TJ!

Posted on 13 Jun 2013 23:28:03 BDT
Zelazowa says:
Part of advert for a Weston Master III exposure meter.

'Was in good, undamaged and working condition last time it was used, but was retired several years ago, due to having gone mostly digital.'

You see what happens if you retire photographic equipment...

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Jun 2013 23:34:46 BDT
T.J.Byford says:
Z,

I've come across this get out clause quite often on ebay: it worked last time, ie. about 20 years ago. lol.

Posted on 14 Jun 2013 12:15:57 BDT
T.J.Byford says:
Admittedly, this is from google translates attempt at English from the original German, so this won't be down to the seller per se, but it does make the mind boggle:

"What I say
may be that the battery cover is broken by the blast."

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Jun 2013 12:17:15 BDT
Steve James says:
Don't mention the war TJ!

Posted on 14 Jun 2013 12:18:38 BDT
T.J.Byford says:
Nice one, Steve. Actually, I hadn't thought of this.

Posted on 26 Jun 2013 13:09:04 BDT
T.J.Byford says:
This is an extract from my order for the Lomography DIY slr camera. No, I've not gone bonkers, it appeals to my sometimes perverse sense of humour. :0)

"We're seriously committed to making sure your Lomographic order arrives in the best possible condition. At the moment our holistic shipping experts are busy preparing your treasured cargo psychologically for the journey that lies ahead. After a bit of chanting and chakra balancing our packaging architects will set to work making your goods as comfortable as possible. Under the cover of darkness a no-messing security troop will escort your package to the post depot to ensure it departs without a sniff of trouble. It's at this point we release two pigeons of peace as a symbol of thanks for another successful shipment."

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Jul 2013 08:31:41 BDT
stephen m. says:
Student's are told to use film as you cannot bracket or post fix your pics. and therefore need to use your knowledge to get a good original image.I.E no cheating.

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Jul 2013 18:18:36 BDT
Zelazowa says:
Hi Stephen...

I think you may have missed the point of my post! Z

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Jul 2013 20:06:14 BDT
Last edited by the author on 14 Jul 2013 20:18:54 BDT
Steve James says:
Hi Stephen m,

Apart from missing Z's point, I have to disagree totally with what you say. First of all Bracketing exposures has always been a common enough practice, more so with 35mm photography than larger format, but still very often done. As for post processing there are a great many darkroom techniques, "dodging, shading, burning in" etc that were freguently used in both B&W and Colour photography.

Also multiple exposure techniques either producing many negatives to be printed as one, or multiple exposures onto a single negative in order for example to get even lighting. I once photographed the interior of a cathdral with a single small flashgun and made about 20 exposures on one single 5x4 sheet film negative. None of this was considered "cheating" just good technique!

Posted on 18 Jul 2013 23:02:40 BDT
Zelazowa says:
I find it quite amusing when photographers say that they 'went digital' at some time in the past or have recently 'gone digital'. Is the process relatively pain free? Perhaps after years using 35mm film they 'went digital'... is it available on the NHS? Do you suddenly develop robotic like movements!!! I have a few digital cameras but am resisting 'going digital' at present!

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Jul 2013 23:48:32 BDT
Steve James says:
Lol! Yes, now you mention it in this way, it does seem a strange expression. I have been racking my brains to see if it is an expression I have ever used. I don't think so. After my break of totally not owning any cameras, I got a Minolta 35mm compact around 2001 and then bought a very cheap Vivitar digital compact in maybe 2003, and pretty much used digital cameras ever since until recently when starting using film again. I did hear the expression "He's completely analogue" the other day, and it was used quite disparaginly of someone who didn't use a Sat Nav!

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Jul 2013 09:52:49 BDT
T.J.Byford says:
Z, Steve,

This is the beauty of the English language, it is so vibrant with expressions, but strange as some may be, we know what they mean. I "went digital" in 2003 and I'm happy to report that it was pain free, although I did detect my pulse rate increasing as I opened the box. Unfortunately, it is not available on the NHS, so every so often I have to have in injection of analogue that I can administer myself. This keeps my pixel count in check and stabilizes me. Regrettably, a dose of analogue does have side effects as it brings on an attack of neuralgia, sorry, nostalgia, and for which I haven't found a cure. lol.

As an aside, have you ever thought of the number of instances in which the English language uses "up"? Open up, lock up, close up, shut up. These are merely a sample, so if you have some spare time see how many you can add. You'll be surprised. Using a dictionary is fine.

Posted on 19 Jul 2013 09:59:45 BDT
Steve James says:
Just off the top of my head Terry,

Button up, slip up, slide up, swing up, let up, drive up, follow up, step up, parcel up, break up,fill up, stop up! and yes I will stop there! Or I will go mad!

Posted on 19 Jul 2013 20:34:40 BDT
Zelazowa says:
... drink up guys, we're leaving!

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Jul 2013 01:52:39 BDT
turn it up

Posted on 20 Jul 2013 12:00:17 BDT
Zelazowa says:
... what's up Doc?!...

Posted on 2 Aug 2013 23:33:35 BDT
Last edited by the author on 2 Aug 2013 23:34:33 BDT
T.J.Byford says:
Can anyone one spot the problem(s) with this? It would be comedic, if it weren't true. Clearly no Leica or Bessa man will fall for this, but clearly this seller is talking through his aperture.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/261255831771?ssPageName=STRK:MESINDXX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1436.l2649

Posted on 3 Aug 2013 08:22:14 BDT
Steve James says:
Lol! Terry

You have to give the seller credit for trying! How someone can write such a load of Bollards is beyond me...

A tragi-comedy unfolds!

Well spotted Terry, nothing like a good laugh to start the day!

Posted on 3 Aug 2013 09:37:31 BDT
T.J.Byford says:
Hi, Steve. How are you?

A tragi-comedy indeed. I'm keeping an eye on it to see if it actually sells.

Posted on 6 Aug 2013 01:26:42 BDT
Zelazowa says:
'PENTAX Super Takumar 50mm f/1.4 Radioactive M42
Optics: MINT- No Fungus, No Haze. No Scratches. No Cleaning Marks. Just few minor normal specks of dust.'

I might have considered this one but for that worrying dust.....................
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