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    I would love to try one, but don't want to spend the cash to buy one.
    I would pay postage both ways.

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    I don't have one, but I would also love to play with one!
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    Yeah, I'd love one as well. Those Jeff Bridges pics are awesome. For the longest time he had galleries on his website with shots from a bunch of his movies. Really great stuff. I almost bought an Xpan a while back to get some of this but... film... I don't want to spend money on things that eat film. I'll just put a really wide lens on mand crop.

    But I'd still like to play with one.

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    I hate messing with film and I know these are hard to load, so I know I would instantly be frustrated, but I would love to try one roll.
    Digi shooting wide and cropping doesn't have the same one-off feeling as ripping a shot from film as is.

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    Yeah I heard Jeff bridges talking about this in a podcast or something a few weeks back. He has done a lot of awesome stuff with these in all of his movie sets.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy View Post
    For the longest time he had galleries on his website with shots from a bunch of his movies.
    http://www.jeffbridges.com/photojan10a.html

    They haven't gone anywhere!
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    Ah! Thanks!

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    I can't get these panning lens panoramic cameras out of my head.
    If I had an extra $G, I would have one already.




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    Picked one up from Adorma used in "E" grade condition.
    We shall see if it ends up in the dumpster or not.

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    Man, that is cool. Very interested in what you think of that thing once you play with it for a bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy View Post
    Man, that is cool. Very interested in what you think of that thing once you play with it for a bit.
    I will report back for sure.

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    can't wait to hear your thoughts. I've always wanted one as well. I'd be great if someone made an inexpensive digital version. I've ALWAYS loved panos. This is part of the appeal to sony cameras to me as they were the first to make it somewhat workable. The iPhone would be the closest thing to a "cheap" one I guess (old iPhone or iPod touch?)... I've played with canon's TS-Es for this very reason but it's so expensive and such a big setup...

    Quote Originally Posted by a.hoglen View Post
    Yeah I heard Jeff bridges talking about this in a podcast or something a few weeks back. He has done a lot of awesome stuff with these in all of his movie sets.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jacobsen1 View Post
    can't wait to hear your thoughts. I've always wanted one as well. I'd be great if someone made an inexpensive digital version. I've ALWAYS loved panos. This is part of the appeal to sony cameras to me as they were the first to make it somewhat workable. The iPhone would be the closest thing to a "cheap" one I guess (old iPhone or iPod touch?)... I've played with canon's TS-Es for this very reason but it's so expensive and such a big setup...



    link?
    Checkout the nerdist podcast, I think its his most recent interview with them where he talked about it a bit.

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    **** Adorama and their ****ty used department.
    Years ago, I bought a used 5D Mark II and it arrived with a big scratch on the sensor.
    This time the Horizon 202 came with a stuck shutter, dead spirit level and it won't even fire.
    What a waste of time, NEVER again..

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    I go used all the time but with KEH and amazon...
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    I'll second KEH

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    I know, when KEH says "Bargain" it's better than most people's EX+
    I shoulda known better.

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    Whelp, Adorama has not responded to my emails about returning the camera, so I tried their contact form. If that doesn't work, I will have to call. How annoying!

    Anywho, I won an ebay auction for another this weekend. This one is supposed to be like new so we will see.


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    Quote Originally Posted by thomps6s View Post
    I know, when KEH says "Bargain" it's better than most people's EX+
    I shoulda known better.
    I bought a 60-year old M3 from KEH recently in "bargain" condition.
    It's in better shape than a lot of my 20 year old cameras...

    I, too, have had mixed luck with Adorama pre-owned stuff. Overall, I'd say to avoid them for used gear.
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    might be one of their holidays Shawn?
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    They finally sent me a prepaid return label and form.

    I received the eBay camera and it's flawless. This thing makes me smile when I shoot It.
    it's weird, has limitations in shutter speeds(only 250th, 125th, 60th 2sec, 4 and 8) and no meter, but that's what kinda makes it real interesting too.
    I DL the Android camera meter app and its spot on with my rx100ii so I just use the app.
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    I cut a negative from the processed roll and scanned it. Fun stuff.
    I used a low level, office grade HP scanner for this negative, not the best, but I got something uploaded.


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    Nice! I knew the earth wasn't flat. This proves it.
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    You funny guy you!

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    nice dude!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jacobsen1 View Post
    nice dude!
    Thanks, I have a few expired rolls of black and white kodak X-Plus 125px that I picked up from ebay. Have one loaded now.
    Seller said it was freezer stored and guaranteed. This camera has got me excited to be shooting again.
    The waiting to see what comes out of it is the best part.
    Aside from the lack of available shutter speeds on the camera, the other annoyance is with film specifically, that you are bound by what the ASA of film you have in allows.
    Shooting digital, you forget how easy you really have it.
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    yeah, I've gone back to film a few times and love it for the reasons you mention and hate it for the other reasons you mention....
    I really need a good case for one of my cameras that covers the rear screen and just makes me shoot. I've been chimping less and less lately (basically only to check focus) but I want NONE of it at times.
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    It's the novelty of the panning lens, the surprise of what comes out of it, etc... that make this film experience worthwhile to me.
    If I had loaded film into my standard 35mm camera I would have lost interest a couple clicks in.

    With digital you can turn preview off (as I know you know) but that doesn't stop you from pressing the play button. That would be a neat feature, a time lock for image review. Set for hour, day, week, etc...

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    there's apps that do that (lock replay off). A good case will keep you from it. But yeah, there's something about film and I certainly get the magic of a panning lens. It's like a TS-E kinda except it does it on it's own.
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    Had the film loaded wrong, hence the light banding, but pretty cool still.


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    neat
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    very nice. Want!
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    Thanks guys!

    Here a couple more, shot with expired kodak Plus-X px125 b&w film and processed in LR and PS



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    Cool shots

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobbyT View Post
    Cool shots
    Agreed! These have some nice depth to them.

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    Thanks guys, it's a ton of fun to shoot with.
    I am not missing my DSLR at the moment.
    I am sure it's the newness and fun factor, but I feel a lot more connected to the shots I am making with this film camera.

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    It helps that you really have to think about what you are doing and to take it slowly than the spray & pray that digital medium affords us these days. I am not saying you were doing that, but the opportunity is there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tbert View Post
    It helps that you really have to think about what you are doing and to take it slowly than the spray & pray that digital medium affords us these days. I am not saying you were doing that, but the opportunity is there.
    Yeah, that's really it though. I am actually enjoying the slower process, the wait time of getting the images back and the minimal processing. It's very refreshing.

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    These are so awesome.

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    love it. What's the light/foggy strip on the left of the one with the guy in it? fogged/old film or something else?
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    That's B/A dude!

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    Thanks guys.

    Quote Originally Posted by jacobsen1 View Post
    love it. What's the light/foggy strip on the left of the one with the guy in it? fogged/old film or something else?
    It seems to be from light bouncing around inside. It isn't on eevery shot. It could be that at a certain shutter speed, the swing mechanism is lagging toward the end of the exposure too. It's frustrating, but it comes with the camera, its a common issue.

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    Another image dump.









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    this last set is tits!

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    Quote Originally Posted by migs View Post
    this last set is tits!
    This!

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    dat grain doe
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    Thanks guys!

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    Well, I am on the hunt for a Hasselblad Xpan or Fuji TX.
    Plan to sell off my Bronica SQ kit and other 35mm film cams I have to fund one.
    They are harder to come by than I anticipated at a decent price.

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    Oh, that's probably the camera that I'd want most. I still have an ebay auction email announcement set up for it. Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy View Post
    Oh, that's probably the camera that I'd want most. I still have an ebay auction email announcement set up for it. Good luck.
    Thanks, hoping to scoop one up without issues for $1500 or less. They have sold for that recently, but I just have to be patient.

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