photo books? As in do they prevent aging/yellowing? I don't have a single photograph from years ago that hasn't yellowed. Most are glossy though. Matte will probably stay.That's why I'm thinking books, rather than prints.
Much greater longevity, plus much, much cheaper ...
Because they use offset printing in either CMYK or 8 colour, and non-photographic paper, they are far less prone to fading/yellowing etc.photo books? As in do they prevent aging/yellowing? I don't have a single photograph from years ago that hasn't yellowed. Most are glossy though. Matte will probably stay.
Erich, I'd be curious to know how many vintage lenses and cameras you have in your collection! Must be an amazing number...Bought some Minolta Dynax [A-mount] cameras
Yeah! It's a very nice lens. It's a Biotar clone (6 elements in 4 groups), and the M42 mount makes the adapter cheap and uncomplicated.Erich, I'd be curious to know how many vintage lenses and cameras you have in your collection! Must be an amazing number...
Do you have a Praktica with Meyer Oreston 50-1.8 lens? There is an ad here locally for this camera (inexpensive), and I am wondering if that lens is a good candidate to start experimenting with adapted lenses on M4/3. Your opinion would be appreciated.
That's a really great idea with the book.Bought 2 things this week. The first was a small, soft cover photo book, approx 30 pages, containing some of my street photos. My plan is to carry it in my bag and use it to explain what I'm doing if someone asks me why I'm photographing them or other strangers. Hopefully, it'll allay people's fears about my intent.
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The second thing is a Peak Design 10L sling bag. I had no intentions of replacing or augmenting my Think Tank TurnStyle 20 sling bag but my local shop had the PD on sale (it's a ver 1 model, not the new ver 2 style) with a healthy discount and with all the street shooting I've been doing lately, the small "pain points" on my TurnStyle were starting to really annoy me. Primarily it was the fact that the TurnStyle is a very non-stiff bag. That's great because it flattens nicely for carrying in my travel bag and I can squeeze a bit more in there when needed, but it also means that when I'm wearing it and it's over half-full, its shape changes and the shape of the lens pockets (as formed by the padded dividers) often times gets squished, making it difficult to stow my larger diameter lenses. In contrast, the PD bag is stiffer and so the lens pockets stay the same no matter what the bag's orientation. The stiffer construction also means I can't stuff as much into it as my TurnStyle but that's probably a good thing since my lower bag is very sensitive to loads on a single shoulder. So over-stuffing a sling bag is something I should be avoiding, anyway.
The PD sling also has a much bigger outside pocket for carrying my junk (sunglasses, reading glasses, wallet, Leatherman, ear buds, floss, keys, etc) AND beneath that pocket are straps and a flap so I can strap in a light jacket, rain shell, umbrella, or tripod. To carry a small umbrella on my TurnStyle, I had a tailor sew a kind of Molle patch on the bottom and then use strips of Velcro loops to attach the umbrella but it's always a bit fussy to re/re the umbrella.
But what really surprised me after using the PD is that it actually sits on my back more comfortably than the TurnStyle. With the TurnStyle, after an hour of walking, I usually have to have it cinched very tightly to keep in a position that doesn't bother my lower back. But with the PD, even when a bit loose, the bag seemed to naturally sit up against the center of my back instead of pulling to one side.
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