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In Topic: The Zombie Fleet

26 September 2016 - 10:34 PM


You ought to post this over in J boat anarchy - for those who want a J22 cheap.

In Topic: My newest project

25 September 2016 - 08:04 PM


I don't disagree, Boomer, it's just a matter of where the lines cross. About the only place film has a theoretical advantage (if anyone used it anymore) is 8x10. Below that, the digital sensors are better for all practical purposes. I guess my point, if I have one, is that if Ansel Adams were still alive and shooting zone I don't think he'd have gone digital yet.


The place film has a very real advantage in my world is bodies.  We have 6-7 good film bodies and no budget for digital bodies.  Most of our glass is Nikon AIS manual focus, with some of the high end AF stuff, too.  In order to use our beloved lenses, we need to pop $3,000 to $4,000 for a full frame body that will accept our legacy glass.  The boat has other plans for our money.



Canon did a better job with its lens system.  I have a couple of 20+ year old lenses that I could use on the latest cheap Canon SLR.

In Topic: My newest project

24 September 2016 - 06:31 PM


The 1Ds3 is a 21.7 megapixel sensor.


Jeeze! How big is the CMOS in that thing?



Same size as a 35mm film negative.

In Topic: The cruising boats that make you dream thread...

24 September 2016 - 06:42 AM

My retirement dream boat....


Someone on SA once mentioned that he had been looking at the Aerodyne 38, and every boat he looked at had hull coring issues.  And I know of one Aerodyne 38 that had extensive core work in the hull.


There is a website, http://www.aerodyne.fi, but I don't think anything has been added to it in years and I don't know if there have been any built since the early 2000s.

In Topic: Boating on a budget - simple ideas

22 September 2016 - 05:40 PM

Strangest boat moving I've seen was someone with an original VW Beetle cartopping a 505.