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John Kossik
Lives in Mill Creek, WA, USA
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White Chuck Bench Trail
Mountain Loop Hwy near Darrington, WA
Zeiss Ikon Super Ikonta B (532/16)
Kodak Portra 400
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White Chuck River
White Chuck Bench Trail
Mountain Loop Hwy near Darrington, WA
Zeiss Ikon Super Ikonta B (532/16)
Kodak Portra 400
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Friday Harbor Ferry Dock
Friday Harbor, WA
Agfa Record III
Kodak Ektar 100

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I needed the pin used to lock Nikon lenses in place for a project I am working on to mount a telescope eyepiece to my long lenses. Instead of trying to fab something up I remembered an old Nikon Pronea 6i I had tucked away that I bought for $5 a number of years ago for parts. Well I decided the tear it apart to retrieve said pin. Harder than I thought but I finally got it. What struck me during this effort was how complicated the electronics especially are in this device. Sure, I understand that cameras for the last say 30 to 40 years have been equivalently complicated, but when you actually tear one apart it sinks home. Especially since this was an APS camera, a format of which had limited use. Seems to be a waste of resources.

Considering that the 80+ year old camera I rebuilt a year ago (https://plus.google.com/u/0/108160569228914160735/posts/GSYEw8ujt5w) takes far, far superior images and is so simple that it can be rebuilt with simple hand tools one has to question if we are actually moving forward.

In the final analysis all this complicated electronics does in the Nikon Pronea 6i (and other modern cameras for that matter) is try to replace the far superior analytical power we all have right between our ears.

Perhaps that is the true problem with depending on too much electronics either in cameras or in daily life.

Just a thought.
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Upper Baker Dam
Baker River
Outside of Concrete, WA
Agfa Record III
Kodak Ektar 100
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Article on the 6x14 3D printed camera I had posted portions of here last month.
3D Printed Panoramic 6x14 Camera Camera Geekery: 3D Printed Panoramic 6x14 Camera I was hoping to have this up a bit sooner, but it has been rather busy
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Public Market
Seattle, WA
Agfa Record III
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Out to Sea
Haro Straits
West Coast of San Juan Island, WA
Nikon FM3a
Nikkor 50mm f1.2
Fuji 400H Pro
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Disaster Supplies?
Concrete Airshow
Concrete, WA
Nikon FM3a
Nikkor 50mm f1.2
AgfaPhoto Vista Plus 200
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Piper Cub
Concrete Airshow
Concrete, WA
Agfa Record III
Kodak Ektar 100
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Bunny in the Shade
Nikon FM3a
Nikkor 300mm f4
AgfaPhoto Vista Plus 200
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Gear Up
Mill Creek Town Center
Mill Creek, WA
Nikon FM3a
Nikkor 50mm f1.2
AgfaPhoto Vista Plus 200
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Introduction
Current equipment includes: Nikon D70, Nikon D300, Nikon FE, Nikon F4, Nikon FA, Mamiya RB67 Pro S, Minolta hi-matic 7sii, Argus C-3, Afga Record III, Voigtlander Bessa F/6.3, Zeiss Ikon Super Ikonta B (532/16), Nikkor AF 17-70 F3.5-4.5, Nikkor AF 70-200 F2.8, NIkon AF 35-70 F2.8, Nikon AF 85mm F1.8, Nikon TC-14B Teleconverter, Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di Marco, AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G, Nikkor ED 500mm 1:4P (with Wimberley Sidekick gimbal-type head), Nikkor 300mm f/4 IF-ED, Mamiya Sekor 90mm f3.8 , Mamiya KL 250mm f/4.5, Mamiya C 37mm f4.5, 45mm NIKKOR GN (pancake), Nikkor 50mm f/1.2 AI-s, UV pinhole rig, Photoshop Elements 6, MacBook Pro, Manfrotto tripod/Giotto's Ball Head, Manfrotto 680B monopod, GorillaPod SLR-Zoom, Kata E-702 Rain Cover (I do live in Seattle after all), 1.4X to 8X Macro/photomicrography setup jig, and various camera bags.
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Originally from Detroit, but have lived in the Pacific Northwest for the last 30 years BS Chemical Engineering, Michigan State University, 1983 You name a type of chemical processing plant, I've designed one. Quote: “Engineering was an interesting way to make a living till the MBA’s SUCKED all the fun out of it.”
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Thanks Redi National Pest Eliminators for coming out yesterday and solving the insect problem at our house. It was a great relief to us. Your inspector and technician were there the same day and were very professional. They really knew their stuff. Anybody studying Entomology at UW or WSU would learn a lot of practical knowledge about insects and their interaction with the places we live by simply spending a few days with these guys! If you ever have a pest problem Redi is the one to call, I know that I will.
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