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-The Dave-
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I paid $3.62 tonight
Oct 03 12 11:49 pm  Link  Quote 
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-JAY-
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Photos 4 The Memories  wrote:
What is the price at the pump in Vegas now? Last time I was there it was pretty close to what it was in WI. Right now its about $3.79 here.

$3.50-$3.70 ish is the average. I dunno what I paid last, it's been a couple weeks.

Oct 03 12 11:50 pm  Link  Quote 
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Photos 4 The Memories
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Kewaskum, Wisconsin, US


That is not too bad. We will be doing a lot of driving around. We want to check out some foreclosures. We have some land up here and might have it sold.
Oct 04 12 12:07 am  Link  Quote 
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Photos 4 The Memories  wrote:
That is not too bad. We will be doing a lot of driving around. We want to check out some foreclosures. We have some land up here and might have it sold.

Forclosures in the bad part of town: $14

Housing market here is ridiculous. Above average part of town, 3 bedroom home: $75k.

Oct 04 12 12:09 am  Link  Quote 
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Photos 4 The Memories
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-JAY- wrote:

Forclosures in the bad part of town: $14

Housing market here is ridiculous. Above average part of town, 3 bedroom home: $75k.

I found some land for $1.00 but was told its in the flood zone. Was checking on some that are up for auctions but was having hard time finding what county they are having the auction at. When the land gets sold I will look harder into this.

Oct 04 12 12:14 am  Link  Quote 
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-The Dave-
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One from my shoot with Val 2 days ago in Red Rock, strait scan, no PS other than resize for web and adding my anti-theft sig. Taken with my Mamiya RB67 & Porta 400

http://www.daplv.com/lvps/24060009.jpg
Oct 04 12 02:34 pm  Link  Quote 
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-The Dave-
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My Grandfather's Camera from the 30's.

As Hank Jr. would say... It's a family tradition...

http://www.daplv.com/MM/DP7_6519.jpg
Oct 06 12 07:03 pm  Link  Quote 
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Photos 4 The Memories
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Kewaskum, Wisconsin, US


-The Dave- wrote:
My Grandfather's Camera from the 30's.

As Hank Jr. would say... It's a family tradition...

http://www.daplv.com/MM/DP7_6519.jpg

Pretty cool. Does it still work?

Oct 06 12 07:06 pm  Link  Quote 
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-The Dave-
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Photos 4 The Memories  wrote:

Pretty cool. Does it still work?

Not sure, my Dad just sent it to me a few days ago. It's been sitting in the box for the last 40+ years. The flash gun still had D batteries in it even.

Bellows is light tight and everything seems to work, rear curtain is still in great shape and works. However I won't know for sure till I shoot a few sheets with it.

Oct 06 12 07:41 pm  Link  Quote 
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Shot By Adam
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Las Vegas, Nevada, US


-The Dave- wrote:

Not sure, my Dad just sent it to me a few days ago. It's been sitting in the box for the last 40+ years. The flash gun still had D batteries in it even.

Bellows is light tight and everything seems to work, rear curtain is still in great shape and works. However I won't know for sure till I shoot a few sheets with it.

Nice find Dave. Congrats!

Oct 06 12 09:13 pm  Link  Quote 
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A M Johnson
Posts: 8,024
Las Vegas, Nevada, US


Im on my phone. Holy shit MM needs an app.



May the dark slide be with you.
Oct 08 12 06:19 pm  Link  Quote 
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Photos 4 The Memories
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Kewaskum, Wisconsin, US


When it rains here it really rains! Last night the wife and I went to the Harrah's casino and I think they need a new roof!  Water was coming out of the ceiling. Some spots it looked like a water fall! Well time to go back out and enjoy today.
Oct 12 12 08:48 am  Link  Quote 
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-The Dave-
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I asked the guy at Home Depot today for some Self Sealing Stem Bolts, and without missing a beat he said "Yes Sir, you can find them on aisle DS9"

Awesome!
Oct 13 12 08:11 pm  Link  Quote 
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D M E C K E R T
Posts: 4,786
Las Vegas, Nevada, US


-The Dave- wrote:
I asked the guy at Home Depot today for some Self Sealing Stem Bolts, and without missing a beat he said "Yes Sir, you can find them on aisle DS9"

Awesome!

ahahahahaha. awesome!!!!!

did you offer the person at checkout a parcel of land on bajor as a trade?

Oct 14 12 12:44 am  Link  Quote 
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D M E C K E R T
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Las Vegas, Nevada, US


Photos 4 The Memories  wrote:
When it rains here it really rains! Last night the wife and I went to the Harrah's casino and I think they need a new roof!  Water was coming out of the ceiling. Some spots it looked like a water fall! Well time to go back out and enjoy today.

it really pours here...and the other night, even for here, was a holy shit kind of storm, depending on where you are in town. it was on my block.

Oct 14 12 12:45 am  Link  Quote 
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Image K
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Las Vegas, Nevada, US


-The Dave- wrote:
Today my Dad sent me the camera I shot 35 years ago when I was a yearbook photographer back in High School. Naturally I had to take it with me on today's shoot at Red Rock loaded with Porta 400...

http://www.daplv.com/MM/DP3_0712.jpg

That's awesome, Dave.

Oct 14 12 12:47 am  Link  Quote 
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-The Dave-
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Dave is a Happy Boy... Just added a Rollei C 2.8 (left) to my collection.  Looks pretty good sitting next to my Rollei 3.5 (right) that I used back in High School, and it only set me back a single months rent.

http://www.daplv.com/lvps/IMG_3694w.jpg
Oct 15 12 01:28 pm  Link  Quote 
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A M Johnson
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Las Vegas, Nevada, US


So those are TTLR's?







(bad photography joke there)
Oct 15 12 02:11 pm  Link  Quote 
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D M E C K E R T
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Las Vegas, Nevada, US


speaking of TLRs...i found a Seagull in the back of my closet at school today. WHY DID NOBODY TELL ME WE HAD A SEAGULL?!?!?!? so cool. i was thinking about figuring out a way to get a TLR into the classroom for the kids to experience. lol

i'm frustrated with the state the photo program was in up till this year.

oh...and my 5D is finally sold, pending exchange of goods and cash at sbux this evening. w00t!
Oct 15 12 04:52 pm  Link  Quote 
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A M Johnson
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D M E C K E R T wrote:
speaking of TLRs...i found a Seagull in the back of my closet at school today. WHY DID NOBODY TELL ME WE HAD A SEAGULL?!?!?!? so cool. i was thinking about figuring out a way to get a TLR into the classroom for the kids to experience. lol

i'm frustrated with the state the photo program was in up till this year.

It wasn't in Nevada?

Oct 15 12 04:53 pm  Link  Quote 
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D M E C K E R T
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A M Johnson wrote:

It wasn't in Nevada?

http://sadtrombone.com/

Oct 15 12 05:07 pm  Link  Quote 
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-The Dave-
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TLR's are awesome!
Oct 15 12 07:17 pm  Link  Quote 
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-JAY-
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-The Dave- wrote:
TLR's are awesome!

My first MF camera was a Minolta Autocord. Love them.

Oct 15 12 07:24 pm  Link  Quote 
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-The Dave-
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Shoot tomorrow with 2 models, after the digital is done gonna whip out the Rollei 2.8 for a couple rolls.
Oct 15 12 08:40 pm  Link  Quote 
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A M Johnson
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I called Coxucker cable just now. I lowered my plans about a week ago to save some cash. They totally lied to me. I just called again and got some of it reinstated for the same lower rate. As soon as I mentioned they screwed up my VOIP they were all kinds of helpful. tongue
Oct 16 12 11:27 am  Link  Quote 
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-The Dave-
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http://www.daplv.com/MM/24290011.jpg

Natasha taken with my 1953 Rolleiflex C with Porta 400 BW (C41 processed B&W)
Oct 18 12 03:47 pm  Link  Quote 
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-JAY-
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Poll:

When was the last time you saw a local casting that was in any wah, shape, or form relevant to your interests?




Me? I cannot remember.
Oct 19 12 08:25 pm  Link  Quote 
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-The Dave-
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Can still use a few more shooters that want to shoot at Fetish and Fantasy...
Oct 22 12 04:05 pm  Link  Quote 
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-JAY-
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-The Dave- wrote:
Can still use a few more shooters that want to shoot at Fetish and Fantasy...

Send me the info... The event makes me giggle, but might be worth a shot.

Oct 22 12 04:10 pm  Link  Quote 
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D M E C K E R T
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Las Vegas, Nevada, US


camera camera camera!!!!!!!!!

next 24 hours = hell
Oct 22 12 06:23 pm  Link  Quote 
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A M Johnson
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D M E C K E R T wrote:
camera camera camera!!!!!!!!!

next 24 hours = hell

Waiting for the D-800?

Oct 22 12 06:32 pm  Link  Quote 
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-JAY-
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Has anyone used any of the super cheap studios around town? the $20/30-hr ones? All I need is a space big enough that there's no bounced spill light for black shadows for a couple hours. I'd use the warehouse at work, but AC is also preferable.
Oct 22 12 06:40 pm  Link  Quote 
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Brian Hillburn
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Las Vegas, Nevada, US


-JAY- wrote:
Has anyone used any of the super cheap studios around town? the $20/30-hr ones? All I need is a space big enough that there's no bounced spill light for black shadows for a couple hours. I'd use the warehouse at work, but AC is also preferable.

I'd be happy to let you shoot in my garage Jay. But unfortunately, all walls are white. No way does it meet what you need unless you cut off overhead light.

Oct 22 12 06:58 pm  Link  Quote 
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D M E C K E R T
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Las Vegas, Nevada, US


A M Johnson wrote:

Waiting for the D-800?

600

the 800 AF system is a clusterfuck. WAY too many reports of it being messed up, being sent for repair, and returned messed up in the opposite direction. i think thom hogan estimated the issue at like 40% of bodies, including new ones coming off the machines now.

the 600 seems to be mostly problem-free so far, except for oil spots, which effects very few, and isn't uncommon for other bodies

Oct 22 12 07:23 pm  Link  Quote 
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D M E C K E R T
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-JAY- wrote:
Has anyone used any of the super cheap studios around town? the $20/30-hr ones? All I need is a space big enough that there's no bounced spill light for black shadows for a couple hours. I'd use the warehouse at work, but AC is also preferable.

i didn't even know they existed. hmm

just open the doors and windows...gonna be in the low 70s all week. fresh air and all that.

Oct 22 12 07:42 pm  Link  Quote 
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Brian Hillburn wrote:
I'd be happy to let you shoot in my garage Jay. But unfortunately, all walls are white. No way does it meet what you need unless you cut off overhead light.

Strobe would kill any overhead lighting by many many stops, not a problem there. Just too much bounce in a 20x20 space... my living room is about that size... If I had to. I could drape blackout curtains all around... eats light, no bounce.

Kinda like the idea of a curtained grotto in my living room.

D M E C K E R T wrote:
i didn't even know they existed. hmm

just open the doors and windows...gonna be in the low 70s all week. fresh air and all that.

There's a couple, one's pretty decently sized (30x40) ... but I've never checked any out.


And high 60s, low 70s ... tossing a naked girl into a kiddie pool full of cold water? The hard nips and goosebumps would look fantastic... but I'm sure I'd make a few blacklists. Though the sadist in me likes the idea... I like shooting.



This is totally professional tool, ya?

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/616XQW7SC4L.jpg

Oct 22 12 09:25 pm  Link  Quote 
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D M E C K E R T
Posts: 4,786
Las Vegas, Nevada, US


-JAY- wrote:

Brian Hillburn wrote:
I'd be happy to let you shoot in my garage Jay. But unfortunately, all walls are white. No way does it meet what you need unless you cut off overhead light.

Strobe would kill any overhead lighting by many many stops, not a problem there. Just too much bounce in a 20x20 space... my living room is about that size... If I had to. I could drape blackout curtains all around... eats light, no bounce.

Kinda like the idea of a curtained grotto in my living room.


There's a couple, one's pretty decently sized (30x40) ... but I've never checked any out.


And high 60s, low 70s ... tossing a naked girl into a kiddie pool full of cold water? The hard nips and goosebumps would look fantastic... but I'm sure I'd make a few blacklists. Though the sadist in me likes the idea... I like shooting.



This is totally professional tool, ya?

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/616XQW7SC4L.jpg

totes profs. lol

and it would be visually spectacular.

Oct 22 12 09:59 pm  Link  Quote 
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-JAY-
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D M E C K E R T wrote:

totes profs. lol

and it would be visually spectacular.

I've worked with most of the girls I have slated for this project in the past. They'll all show up and giggle at the pool, then jump right in. The rest that will come later will see the awesome images and not give a fuck tongue (I hope)

Oct 22 12 10:05 pm  Link  Quote 
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D M E C K E R T
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the one time i would prefer UPS to come during dinner...they show up at 1pm. whatevs...going to pick my shit up when they call me around 7...don't care...want want want. lol

i also found a 28-105/3.5-4.5 (exact equivalent of the 18-70 i was using on the d300) to use for my weekend gig for $150...what's the point of a lighter camera if you hang a 2lb lens off the front? kids holding a ball  in the shade, shot medium jpeg, does not require a primo lens collection (though it's supposed to be a sleeper...so maybe the 1:2 macro mode at 105mm will prove useful). haha.
Oct 23 12 04:20 pm  Link  Quote 
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D M E C K E R T
Posts: 4,786
Las Vegas, Nevada, US


thought the camera was glitchy last night...my 28-70 stops focusing any time it hits near infinity.

tried the other lenses...perfectly fine.

so it looks like the poor old 28-70 needs a trip back to the mothership for more than just new focus and zoom ring grip. it also defs needs a good cleaning and calibrating. weather sealed my ass. to be fair...it's lead a rough life, tossed all over, dropped, used to pick up the camera from wherever, knocked into doorframes more times than i care to admit, not to mention sand from sunset park.

i may try really cleaning the contacts before sending it off...but i'm pretty sure it just needs a proper tune-up.
Oct 24 12 03:49 pm  Link  Quote 
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