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Schwarzschild effect compensation

Schwarzschild effect compensation of different photographic films (ADOX, AGFA, FOMA, ILFORD, FUJI, KODAK) - V3.2 by lennox_mcdough

My "Most Interesting" photos in flickr, sorted per year

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About Critiquing Photos

I'm absolutely not into writing things like "Nice tones" oder "Great photo". I'm not here to make anybody feel flattered. When I write something, I do it because the photo appeals to me, but there is nothing to mention specifically. But I also write things like "I would have cropped this there..." or "A little bit dark". That does not mean, that it has to be this way; it only means, that this would be a way how the photo would probably appeal even more to me.

And I do not comment photos, which I don' t like a little bit.

About Licensing Photos

All my photos are licensed by the Creative Commons cc-by-nc-nd. That means, that everyone who wants to use the photo for her or his own blog or website can use it, as long as the website itself does not follow any commercial interests. Furthermore the picture must not be changed or altered in any way (cropped, edited or changed to b&w).

About me

I'm not a professional photographer, my profession is chemistry and engineering. My hobby is photography, so: I would rather call myself serious or dedicated photographer than professional one; both in terms of money and skill.

 

There is not much what I can say about photography without sounding like a know-it-all. It took me a couple of years to realize that photography is more to me than taking party snapshots and family memories. Maybe in the beginning it was like that, but then it became one of my most important spare time occupations. It is a hobby, in which I can be creative and while doing that I can relax from a hard day at work just being alone by myself with my camera.

 

You know, sometime you hear people asking you something like "Is this your camera? Ah. So, a XXX (insert model or type)?", predicating a professional status by your equipment. And no, I do not agree with this attitude (as do most people). I moved from modern digital equipment to old analog cameras, shooting film. If you do so you will realize that disclaiming features like autofocus and exposure metering makes you more aware of your motive, the mood of the scenery and of the whole process of taking a photo. Thinking about every photo for at least some seconds is of some importance. Basically the deliberate consideration which aperture to choose gave me a big improvement on my hobby. And there is a lot to learn. There is still so much I want to try in photography and much I want to do.

Now, go and look at my photostream. Or don't. Take a look at all of my photos at once. Or just peek at the first ones day by day. Sometimes I tell stories about my life. Sometimes they are just about glimpes, things I've seen when life passes by. And if you take photos yourself, take a shot look.

And then go out and take photos for yourself. We never have enough time for that. So do it for me, I barely have time for it.

 

You can also find me on facebook or add my Google Friend Profile. Some more sites I use are last-fm and vimeo.

 

Following an index of cameras and films I've used (borrowed or bought)

Current equipment

Cameras - digital and analog

  FUJIFILM X-Pro1

  Rollei Rolleiflex 6008 Professional

  Mamiya 6

Lenses

  Fujinon XF 35mm F1.4 R

  Carl Zeiss Planar 80mm f/2,8 PQ HFT

  Mamiya G 75mm f/3.5 L

Used once / sold / rented and tested / barely in use

Cameras

  Minox Riga

  Minolta Pocket Autopak 50

  Voiglaender Bessamatic Deluxe

  Zeiss Ikon Contaflex IV

  Olympus Compact

  Canon A-1

  Canon AE-1

  Zenith TTL

  Leica R3

  Leica R7

  Canon T-50

  Fuji GA 645 Professional

  Rollei Rolleicord III - Model K3B

  Rhaco folding camera

  Canon IXUS v2

  Canon IXUS 40

  Canon IXUS 400

  Canon IXUS 500

  Canon IXUS 850 IS

  Canon IXUS 900 Ti

  Canon Powershot G10

  Canon EOS 450D

  Canon EOS 5

  Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Lenses

  Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM

  Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS

  Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 USM

  Canon EF 40mm f/1.4 STM

  Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II

  Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM

  Canon EF 100mm f/2.0 USM

  Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM

  Canon FD 28mm f/2.8

  Canon FD 50mm f/1.8

  Fujinon XF 18mm F2 R

  Fujinon XF 27mm F2.8 R

  Leica 19mm f/2.8 Elmarit-R

  Leica 28mm f/2.8 Elmarit-R (once tested)

  Leica 35mm f/4 Curtagon PA

  Leica 60mm f/2.8 Macro Elmarit-R

  Leica 35-70mm f/3.5 Vario Elmar-R

  Leica 75-200mm f/4.5 Vario Elmar-R

  Leica 500mm f/8 MR Telyt-R

  Sigma 30mm f/1.4 EX DC HSM

  Tamron SP AF 10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 Di II LD Aspherical [IF]

  Voigtlaender Skoparex 35mm f/3.4

  Voigtlaender Dynarex 90mm f/3.4

  Voigtlaender Super Dynarex 135mm f/4.0

Photographic Films

AGFA

  Agfapan APX 100 (b&w 100 ASA, cgr, tec)

  Agfapan APX 400 (b&w 400 ASA, cgr, tec)

FUJI

  Neopan Acros 100 (b&w 100 ASA, tgr, tec)

  Pro 160S (neg 160 ASA, tec)

  Pro 160C (neg 160 ASA, tec)

  Pro 400H (neg 400 ASA, tec)

  Provia 100F (sli 100 ASA, tec)

  Provia 400X (sli 400 ASA, tec)

  (Superia) Reala 100 (neg 100 ASA, tec)

  Sensia 100 (sli 100 ASA, tec)

  Velvia 50 (sli 50 ASA, tec)

ILFORD

  Delta 400 (b&w 400 ASA, tgr, tec)

  Pan F Plus (b&w 50 ASA, cgr, tec)

  FP4 Plus (b&w 125 ASA, cgr, tec)

  HP5 Plus (b&w 400 ASA, cgr, tec)

  XP2 Super (b&w C-41 400 ASA, tec)

KODAK Professional

  BW400CN (b&w C-41 400 ASA, tec)

  ELITE Chrome 100 (sli 100 ASA, tec)

  Ektar 100 (neg 100 ASA, tec)

  Ektarchrome E100G (sli 100 ASA, tec)

  Ektarchrome E100VS (sli 100 ASA, tec)

  Portra 160 (NEW) (neg 160 ASA, tec)

  Portra 160 NC (neg 160 ASA, tec)

  Portra 160 VC (neg 160 ASA, tec)

  Portra 400 VC (neg 400 ASA, tec)

  Portra 800 (neg 800 ASA, tec)

  Tmax 100 (b&w 100 ASA, tgr, tec)

  Tmax 400 (b&w 400 ASA, tgr, tec)

  Tri-X 400 (b&w 400 ASA, cgr, tec)

 

Notes:

b&w ___ black & white film

cgr ___ cubic grain

tgr ___ tabular grain

neg ___ color negative film

sli ___ color slide or color reversal film

tec ___ technical information, data sheet

  

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Akribisch und genau wie die Arbeit in einem Labor- so beschäftigt sich Tobi mit der Fotografie, er schafft es die technische und emotionale Ebene der Fotokunst in seinen Arbeiten gleichermaßen zu meistern und das auf hohem Niveau. Cheers!

September 9, 2011