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Condensation Problem! Help!

13 January 2008 - 04:05 PM

Was recently on a trip and had some bitter cold weather along with a lot of rain, snow, and fog. It got cold enough that condensation formed on the electronics inside the body and it shorted out.

Has anyone else had this problem?

Is there any simple way to combat this other than using an airtight bag and letting it reach the outside temperature inside it?



What Do I Need To See?

27 December 2007 - 08:43 PM

I know many of you fellow bloggers have been around Europe a bit, so I though "who better to ask about what to do and see than you guys?" I'll be in Berlin for 4 days, Dresden for 2, Prague for 2, and either Poznan, Szczecin or Gorzow for 1. What do I need to see while over there? I know of two photography museums in Berlin... Camerawork and Staatliche Museen, are there any others that you are aware of?



Mamiya 645afd Ii With Leaf Back

24 September 2007 - 05:35 AM

This last weekend I was lucky enough to try out one of the Mamiya 645AFD II medium format cameras with a Leaf Aptus S digital back on it. The 22 Megapixel Leaf back saves the images as 63MB RAW files and has zero compression. When compared directly to film shots taken with comparable settings, the quality of the digital image was equal to, if not better than, the 120 film. I was only able to shoot 10 shots with the Mamiya because of time constraints and was wondering if anyone else here has worked with medium format digital cameras. Do you think they are up to the quality of 120 or even 4x5 film yet?


Modifying Minolta Md Lenses For Canon Eos

13 March 2007 - 08:30 PM

I have a collection of Minolta MD X-Rokker lenses. I'm beginning to miss using them and have read about several people who have made custom adapters for MD mounts to the Canon EOS mounts. They filed down part of the spacer on the back of the MD X-Rokker lenses and then used it with an M42 to EOS adapter which is available for very cheap online. By screwing holes into the EOS adapter and sttaching it to the MD lens it worked perfectly, with more fine-tuning by filing down the space so It could focus to infinity.

I really don't mind losing auto-focus and auto-aperature as my XT is semmingly fixated on manual mode and I rarely use the autofocus.

I was curious if any of you have tried anything like this before as I am a little hesitant to take a file to the spacer on the back of the lenses.