Sir Don McCullin- Looking For England


DOIK

Link Posted 06/02/2019 - 09:03
If you missed the programme on BBC4 the other night, it is available on IPlayer.
Well worth a watch.

John
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bforbes

Link Posted 06/02/2019 - 10:28
Doing well for 83.
Barrie
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Algernon

Link Posted 06/02/2019 - 10:41
Amazing that he has and can still take such amazing photos with so few lenses. Probably never moved over to Pentax because he would have been overawed with the range available.

Anyone know the make of the ROLL film camera that he said he'd worn out four of ? I thought it was a Koni-Omega , but he wound the next frame on with a conventional wind on knob. The Koni had a push pull wind.
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Algi

myles

Link Posted 06/02/2019 - 13:29
It appears to be a Mamiya 'Universal'.

Algernon

Link Posted 06/02/2019 - 13:51
myles wrote:
It appears to be a Mamiya 'Universal'.

Could well be! ....... not surprised he wore four out. They did have very sharp lenses.

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Algi

DOIK

Link Posted 06/02/2019 - 14:21
bforbes wrote:
Doing well for 83.

Probably the fumes from the darkroom
Most of the time he was using a RB67

John
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bforbes

Link Posted 06/02/2019 - 14:36
DOIK wrote:
bforbes wrote:
Doing well for 83.

Probably the fumes from the darkroom
Most of the time he was using a RB67

John

Do you know what it was that he had at the start, when he came out of the house
Barrie
Too Old To Die Young
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Pentax K1 K5-IIS K-01 K20D A50/2 A50/1.7 DA10-17 DA18-250 DA18-135 DA18-55 DA300 DA40 DA50-135 DA50-200 DA55-300 DA70 F35-70 DFA150-450 FA20-35 FA100 FA135 FA35 FA28 FA43 FA50 FA77 K55/1.8 M135/3.5 M200/4 M28/3.5 M28/2.8 M40/2.8 Q 01 02 MX-1 I-10 Sigma 15 24 105 180 8-16 10-20 17-35 17-50/2.8 24-70 400/5.6MF Tamron 70-200/2.8 17/3.5MF 24/2.5MF 28/2.5MF 90/2.5MF


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Algernon

Link Posted 06/02/2019 - 15:35
Looks like the Mamiya 'Universal'. It has extra viewfinders on it. Somehow it changed into an RB67 in his boot.

Seems to use Canon for digital even though he made his name with Nikon lenses..... Maybe the range wasn't big enough for him or he didn't like the way Nikon did video.

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Algi

layingback

Link Posted 06/02/2019 - 15:52
Per this link, (video unavailable to me), it implies that Canon was proactive and approached him

https://fstoppers.com/editorial/photography-legend-don-mccullin-tries-digital-fi...
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Algernon

Link Posted 06/02/2019 - 18:04
Thanks for the link. The video isn't available, but it looks like this is the same one.

Canon CPS | Don McCullin Feature - Seeking the Light

https://youtu.be/iueAUSnoru8

Crafty Canon. It does mention at the bottom of that video that he also used Olympus OM cameras, but I don't think that was for very long. Possibly freebies.

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Pentax K-1 + K-5 and some other stuff

Algi

stub

Link Posted 06/02/2019 - 18:48
https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m0002dv0/don-mccullin-looking-for-england
K-1Gripped K-1 ungripped K-5ii K7 Various lenses

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walt

Link Posted 07/02/2019 - 21:18
An excellent watch, thoroughly enjoyed his style. I'd have missed it if you hadn't posted this. Thanks.
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RobL

Link Posted 08/02/2019 - 21:08
Thanks for this, a masterclass and such a nice chap. Thoroughly enjoyable.

LongTimeLurker

Link Posted 09/02/2019 - 23:58
An insightful programme that shows what drives him on to continue with photography. He mentioned that he will (maybe) give it up soon and a selfish part of me hopes that he continues.

Being from Bradford and growing up in West Leeds, his journey through through the North of England invoked memories of my time there in the 70s. Some of what he mentioned has parallels with what Harry Leslie Smith wrote about in his final book in 2017; something our politicians should educate themselves about in order to understand the conundrum of Brexit and what lead us to where we are now.

In an age of throw away soundbites, instant gratification and easy come, easy go experiences, it is a pleasure to listen to someone who seeks the humanity that is inherent within us all.
Nigel.

Getting older and grumpier. Taking longer to decide which lens to use today.

K5 with auto-everything lenses
A collection of manual primes to keep me in touch with the pleasures of doing it old-school.
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