Californication ( Cheap as Chips)

Discussion in 'Landscape and Architecture' started by Chris Dodkin, Nov 23, 2011.

  1. Chris Dodkin

    Chris Dodkin West Coast Correspondent

    Ben - I am very pleasantly surprised with the quality of the Canonet - and the way it handles.

    They produced some lovely cameras back in the day, before they all went to plastic!

    I'd love a black GIII QL17 - they look stunning, but so does the price!

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    Now, if Canon would just wake-up and produce a digital version! :D
     
  2. Chris Dodkin

    Chris Dodkin West Coast Correspondent

    I'm a convert as well - loving B&W at the moment.

    Just sent you my Topaz B&W workflow to play with :)
     
  3. Hamish Gill

    Hamish Gill Well-Known Member

    Chris, these are wonderful!
    Very impressive stuff!

    Did i read somewhere else that you bought another canonet?
     
  4. Jeff Harper

    Jeff Harper New Member

    My aunt Lynn lives in Huntington Beach in Coasta Mesa
    Not far from where the life guards are is a sheer cliff with a big rock on top and a sighn that says NO DIVING!
    My uncle an X life guard there of more than 20 years took me diving at sun set from hat cliff after the life guards left.

    I don't like heights, so it was a real challenge for me being well over 60 ft. above a big Ocean and diving in head first!

    I love Date palms was that taken on Harbor Blvd. at the OC Fair grounds?
     
  5. Chris Dodkin

    Chris Dodkin West Coast Correspondent

    Thanks Hamish - yep, I got the last of the Canonets, the GIII QL17 - not in the black finish I really wanted, but in the standard silver/black.

    Gave it a work out in Arizona over the weekend - will get the film in to the lab Monday for Dev/Scan

    Fingers crossed! :)
     
  6. Chris Dodkin

    Chris Dodkin West Coast Correspondent

    Jeff - the palms were at the Palm Cafe mall just off Jamboree - they are all over the parking lot!

    Great diving story - no way I'd have had the b@lls to do that!
     
  7. Hamish Gill

    Hamish Gill Well-Known Member

    Very nice mate!
    I'm certain you too wI'll ba happy together!
    Care to do a write up on it like the ones you did for your cine cams? :)
     
  8. Chris Dodkin

    Chris Dodkin West Coast Correspondent

    Yep - will do :)
     
  9. Chris Dodkin

    Chris Dodkin West Coast Correspondent

    Just for now, here are the two models side by side - you can see the family resemblance! :D

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    I put a non Canon hood on the QL17 so I could use it out in sunny AZ - I have the proper hood on the way from EBAY, the one that doesn't obstruct the viewfinder!

    I'll do a write up with sample pics from AZ, when I get them back :)
     
  10. Hamish Gill

    Hamish Gill Well-Known Member

    Nice one chris, ill look forward to it!
     

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