06-23-2013, 10:39 AM
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  • Howler
  • A calamophile and vintage razor lover
  • Fort Smith AR
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There are always great pictures in the SOTD section and great pictures have been posted in this section too.

I'm assuming there are photo hobbyists in the Shave Nook. I'm wondering what camera set-up y'all are using?

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 06-23-2013, 10:48 AM
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  • Johnny
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  • Wausau, Wisconsin, USA
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I agree, there are some outstanding photo shown here and I do not consider mine some of them.

My shaving photos are taken with a cheap, 5-year old, 3G cellphone camera as that is the only digital camera I have.

I do have two very nice film cameras. A 35mm Leica M4 and an old medium format Hasselblad. I enjoy taking black and white pictures of old landscapes like old barns, silos, and bridges.

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 06-23-2013, 10:54 AM
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  • Agravic
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  • Pennsylvania, USA
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I consider myself an 'avid amateur' when it comes to photography ... the shaving forum has definitely rekindled this hobby though. Smile

I'm currently using a Nikon D7000 dSLR with a variety of lenses.

I hope to invest in a full frame dSLR one of these days.

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 06-23-2013, 11:27 AM
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I use a Pentax Kx for my SOTD photos most of the time. It is the only time I use it for photos other than documenting phases of construction on current projects.

The only reason I bought it was to use it to meter for my film cameras, most of which are old enough not to have built in meters.

I'm afraid I still prefer B&W film for prints. Mainly I use an old Kodak Retina iia range finder but also use Pentax MX, LX, H3 and 6x7 medium format along with various Voigtlander, Zeiss, and Arca Swiss medium format folding or bed cameras.

The Pentax Kx decision was based on an extensive collection of Kmount and M42 mount lenses in my lifelong collection that work without modification on the newer Pentax bodies.

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 06-23-2013, 11:58 AM
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  • Tonality
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My iPhone 5 with occasional filters. Functional and effective!

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 06-23-2013, 01:11 PM
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(06-23-2013, 11:58 AM)Tonality Wrote: My iPhone 5 with occasional filters. Functional and effective!

+1. Me too. Occasionally I'll use my wife's DSLR but usually don't take the time.

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 06-23-2013, 01:23 PM
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  • Arcadies
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  • Greeneville, TN
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I use a $120 Panasonic Lumix digital point and shoot. Granted it's not $1000+ Canon, but it takes surprisingly good photos and has a decent range of settings for such a inexpensive camera.
It also does very nice 720p HD video. Not being a photo fanatic and only snapping the occasional pic, it's all I really need.

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 06-23-2013, 01:45 PM
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My setup is a 7 year-old Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ5 bridge camera.
Oh, and always natural light, whenever possible. Cool

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 06-23-2013, 02:35 PM
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  • freddy
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  • San Diego, California, U.S.A.
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Mine is a Panisonic Lumix DMC-ZS7. Interestingly, when I met Emanuel and Raquel in Lisbon and I asked Raquel to take a photo of Emanuel and me for the TSN site, she had no problem because their Panasonic and mine are so similar that operating the two cameras was almost identical.

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 06-23-2013, 02:58 PM
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(06-23-2013, 10:48 AM)Johnny Wrote: I agree, there are some outstanding photo shown here and I do not consider mine some of them.

My shaving photos are taken with a cheap, 5-year old, 3G cellphone camera as that is the only digital camera I have.

I do have two very nice film cameras. A 35mm Leica M4 and an old medium format Hasselblad. I enjoy taking black and white pictures of old landscapes like old barns, silos, and bridges.

A man after my heart. I still have my Omega enlarger. The B&W reminds me of no other than Ansel Adams.

http://www.anseladams.com/

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 06-23-2013, 03:21 PM
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  • Johnny
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  • Wausau, Wisconsin, USA
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No one did better B&W that I know of.

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 06-23-2013, 05:17 PM
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(06-23-2013, 02:58 PM)PanchoVilla Wrote:
(06-23-2013, 10:48 AM)Johnny Wrote: I agree, there are some outstanding photo shown here and I do not consider mine some of them.

My shaving photos are taken with a cheap, 5-year old, 3G cellphone camera as that is the only digital camera I have.

I do have two very nice film cameras. A 35mm Leica M4 and an old medium format Hasselblad. I enjoy taking black and white pictures of old landscapes like old barns, silos, and bridges.

A man after my heart. I still have my Omega enlarger. The B&W reminds me of no other than Ansel Adams.

http://www.anseladams.com/

(06-23-2013, 03:21 PM)Johnny Wrote: No one did better B&W that I know of.

In my lowly opinion he was not only the best Landscape photographer but the best darn teacher as well. He made the technique understandable for dummies like me.

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 06-23-2013, 06:18 PM
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Another dummy, here, who just got into photography when i started wet shaving. Finally picked up a very good camera around January, or so of this year; Nikon D7000 like Ravi's with a few lenses, but i am really enjoying the 50mm f/1.8 old manual lens.
Now, i need to start taking some courses to actually understand what i am doing and to try to improve a bit! Blush

Brad, the editing features on your computer will help out, immensely, as rudimentary as they are. Look at my pics for proof. Biggrin

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 06-24-2013, 02:12 AM
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  • MikekiM
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  • Long Island, NY
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I don't post in the SoD, but I am an avid photographer and love combining it with shaving...

I use either a Nikon D3 or D300 with various lenses and extension tubes depending on what I am trying to do.

Don't underestimate modern camera/phones.. the newest iPhone has an awesome camera.

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 06-24-2013, 05:22 AM
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  • Johnny
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(06-24-2013, 02:12 AM)MikekiM Wrote: I don't post in the SoD, but I am an avid photographer and love combining it with shaving...

I use either a Nikon D3 or D300 with various lenses and extension tubes depending on what I am trying to do.

Don't underestimate modern camera/phones.. the newest iPhone has an awesome camera.

Looking at your My Shave Stuff site, you should be posting in the SOTD section. Beautiful pictures.

Passion for new things that look old and old things made new again!
Member of the BOTOC | My Shave Stuff | Collector of 12's | @MikekiM12 on Instagram

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 06-24-2013, 04:32 PM
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  • MikekiM
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  • Long Island, NY
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(06-24-2013, 05:22 AM)Johnny Wrote: Looking at your My Shave Stuff site, you should be posting in the SOTD section. Beautiful pictures.

Thanks Johnny... !!

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 06-29-2013, 10:23 AM
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  • Lradke
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  • Edmonton, Alberta
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I have a Nikon D5100 (same imaging sensor as the 7000 above) just with the stock 18-55mm lens. Though my shaving photos are taken with my cell.

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 07-01-2013, 10:50 AM
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  • Lee-
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I'm a bit of a photography hobbyist. I take lots of photos, but I'm not very good at it. I have a Canon 6D (which is a full frame dslr), but the photos I've posted here were taken with a Canon T1i (crop frame dslr) or a cell phone. None were particularly good photos.

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 07-01-2013, 12:18 PM
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  • Howler
  • A calamophile and vintage razor lover
  • Fort Smith AR
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Anyone using mirror less compacts or 4/3 cameras?

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