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by Bosterson
May 20th, 2009, 9:16 am
Forum: Photography
Topic: Anyone still shoot Film?
Replies: 6
Views: 1633

Re: Anyone still shoot Film?

I still shoot film. I have a DSLR but it's like a child that needs constant attention - always needing its settings tweaked, batteries recharged, images downloaded and laboriously processed.

No camera gets out of my way better than a good 1970s manual focus/exposure SLR loaded with Tri-X...
by Bosterson
May 20th, 2009, 9:11 am
Forum: Photography
Topic: Preventing waterfalls from saturating
Replies: 10
Views: 2695

Re: Preventing waterfalls from saturating

print film offers absolutely no advantage over digital Oh no, I've treaded into a digital vs. film debate! The real problem this guy is having is that the scene is too contrasty. That's a function of the light, and has nothing to do with his equipment or medium. The solution is to wait for better l...
by Bosterson
May 20th, 2009, 8:45 am
Forum: Photography
Topic: Cannon vs Nikon
Replies: 21
Views: 4243

Re: Cannon vs Nikon

I have an old Minolta that still takes great photos without all the bells and whistles. The built in light meter actually requires you to line up a ring and the needle and guess what, you have to focus the lenses manually. Is it an SRT? I have an SRT 201 and a 202. Great, great cameras. I recently ...
by Bosterson
May 20th, 2009, 8:39 am
Forum: Photography
Topic: Cannon vs Nikon
Replies: 21
Views: 4243

Re: Cannon vs Nikon

I've seen in a few threads on this site, photographers letting their equipment limit where they can go, and what they can shoot, etc... (ie, not wanting to take expensive gear into the backcountry, etc...). That's certainly true, too, though what I was referring to actually was more "equipment obse...
by Bosterson
May 19th, 2009, 3:11 pm
Forum: Photography
Topic: Preventing waterfalls from saturating
Replies: 10
Views: 2695

Re: Preventing waterfalls from saturating

Digital cameras lack the dynamic range to render scenes with tones that are both very bright and very dark. Furthermore, they have an especially hard time with very very bright tones, and tend to "clip" the highlights, meaning you lose all detail in the very whitest whites. Shooting on overcast days...
by Bosterson
May 19th, 2009, 2:58 pm
Forum: Photography
Topic: Cannon vs Nikon
Replies: 21
Views: 4243

Re: Cannon vs Nikon

The absolutely most important difference between new Canon and Nikon digital SLRs is whether you like to have your aperture selecting wheel stick out of the body up near the top plate or be flat against the body smack in the middle of the back of the camera. Seriously. There are no considerations mo...
by Bosterson
May 19th, 2009, 12:59 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Nesmith Point - 5/10/09
Replies: 1
Views: 1126

Nesmith Point - 5/10/09

"Saw snow at 3000 ft!" Despite the joke (see this forum's guidelines), I would guess that's about where the snow line is - I didn't have an altimeter. There was a little snow on/near the trail lower down, but once you crest the ridge and the really steep part ends, you hit full on snow after only a ...
by Bosterson
May 19th, 2009, 12:48 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello everyone
Replies: 3
Views: 1204

Hello everyone

Hi people. I've been using the Field Guide as a reference and figured I'd join the community. I've been in Portland a little over three years, and a recent turn at a desk job has stimulated me to better spend my free time tackling some serious hikes in the Gorge and beyond. So far I have ticked off ...