Good to hear from you!
It's nice to join a church that needs you, thing s always work out better.
When we first moved back to the Cleveland area, we had that choice. Went to
the church that needed us and really grew because of it. The other church
was THE church to join, we just weren't into social climbing.
Congratulations on the house! Boy, I'd have to think a while on the darkroom
bit. The way scanners and electronics are going, it sure will be less
smelly and maybe a little faster. You can also do it anywhere, not just in
a small dark room.
Downside of scanner way is getting a printer large enough to handle paper
for what you really want.
On the other hand, enlargers are so cheap now that they are almost giving
them away! With a JOBO setup, it would work quite well...
Sometimes I wonder where all this is going and maybe the
Olympus/Nikon/Canon/Minolta/Pentax stuff just keeps being sold to more old
farts that just don't have the sense to give up.
I haven't had the chance to do much photography recently. I've been
conducting workshops and may father was in the hospital. Went in for
diverticulitis and had surgery for colon cancer. Went home 3 days later and
was mowing the yard 10 days after his surgery. He's 90, Dr. told him not to
drive for 2 weeks. My dad said that the Dr. didn't tell him he couldn't
mow! Geez!! Anyway, he's now fine.
So how have you like the 5600? Thing really pumps out the light doesn't it?
If you do a lot of work at the church, you might invest in an SB-4 cord. It
is an AC cord that will save you a lot of batteries!
IF you decide to get a 4T, I have a sort of uglee one you might want to look
at. I got it ~ 2years ago. It had been a rental and was looking beat-up.
I use it as my standard camera. Had a chance to buy another a while back
that is in better shape, but I'll likely keep the gooder one.
My wife and I just went through cameras. She decided to finally stop using
her 1 that she got in '74 and begin using a 2n. Finally. I had to make
sure to get her old strap from the 1 onto the 2n. The strap is 26 years old
too, just like the 1.
Thanks for the note, keep in touch!
Brian P. Huber
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-olympus@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:owner-olympus@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of John Pendley
> Sent: Monday, November 27, 2000 7:50 PM
> To: olympus@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: [OM] Stuff at Midwest Photo
> Hi Brian,
> Thought this would be a good opportunity to check in. We
> joined the little
> mission church I told you about and are very happy there.
> Looks like I'm
> already the official photographer: we had a Fall Festival
> with free food,
> Christian entertainment, etc. I shot five rolls, culled
> about the best
> 60-70, and made a nice album. We also had our first
> baptisms, which I also
> recorded (*nailed*, actually, blush).
> We closed on our new house today. The place is only 10
> months old. The big
> issue for me now is whether to turn a perfectly nice extra
> bedroom into a
> darkroom. It would be a matter of bringing water through
> from an adjacent
> bathroom, covering the nice carpet, and scrounging some
> kitchen cabinetry
> for the enlarger, treys, etc. I might be looking for a good
> Omega B22 or
> other old enlarger to use w/a cold light head.
> Here's the latest photo plan. I shot some Agfa APX 25 B&W,
> w/tripod and
> OM-4 prefire--and had one of the best looking shots blown up to 8x12.
> Marked contrast--even for me, and I'm a high contrast
> fan--but cold light
> might tame it. Wonderful performance from the 100/2.8, and
> absolutely *no*
> grain; the med gray sky is smooooth. I think this neg would
> stand a 16x20
> enlargement better than anything I've shot w/400 speed film @ 8x12. I
> really don't mind working with slow film, since I use a
> tripod for almost
> all of my "good" stuff, anyway. So, MF seems unnecessary at
> the moment.
> Which means I might be in the market for another -4 or a -4T; and I'd
> probably give up the -1 or the -2n. I've shot the -1 enough
> to know I love
> it; haven't done justice to the -2n, though.
> Hope all is well,
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Brian P. Huber <bphuber@xxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <olympus@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Tuesday, November 21, 2000 8:56 AM
> Subject: RE: [OM] Stuff at Midwest Photo
> > Last week I stopped at Midwest Photo on my way to a show in
> > wasn't in the store, so I didn't have the chance to
> establish prices.
> > here's a sampling of what they had in stock:
> > 1. OM Bellows Condition seems excellent. Price on tag was $189
> > 2. 65-116 Extension Tube IN BOX Price $
> > 3. 80/4 IN BOX Price $
> > 4. 80/4 In Box w/Close Up Lens rubber-banded to 80/4 box Price ?
> > 5. 35 Shift Price $
> > 6. 2- 75-150/4 Both looked to be in good shape
> > 7. 2- T20 Flash One in box Price ~50
> > Since Abdi wasn't in the store, I didn't look too closely at all the
> > I plan to be back in Columbus next week (:>). If anyone
> has questions
> > items, contact me and I will try to get better ideas of
> > Brian P. Huber
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