[RPE.35mm] Refresher on the charter

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by Alan Browne, Apr 8, 2007.

  1. Alan Browne

    Alan Browne Guest

    The rec.photo.equipment.35mm newsgroup charter extract and link are below.

    The official charter of the rpe.35mm does not directly state film at
    all. As most DSLR equipment in based on the 35mm film format EQUIPMENT,
    the discussion of same here is quite appropriate.

    The original charter includes "half frame" 35mm use ... analogous to the
    cropped sensors in many DSLR based on the 35mm format.

    The charter title clearly states it is an "equipment discussion", not a
    film discussion.

    As long as a discussion is based on 35mm format equipment that happens
    to use a digital sensor in lieu of film, it is indeed welcome here.

    The taunters who troll with extreme statements (film and digital) alike
    would do well to tend to their own knitting for the betterment of this
    newsgoup. Preferring one over the other does not make anyone more right
    or wrong. Preference is simply preference.


    <<CHARTER: rec.photo.equipment.35mm

    rec.photo.equipment.35mm 35mm format equipment discussion
    This group is for the discussion of all aspects of 35mm camera
    equipment. This includes 35mm SLR camera bodies and lenses, 35mm
    point-and-shoot cameras, 35mm rangefinder cameras, 35mm scale focus
    cameras and 35mm half-frame cameras.

    All postings made to this group should conform to existing Usenet
    guidelines (see news.announce.newusers for guideline documents). This
    group explicitly prohibits the posting of commercial advertisments or
    other promotional material, whether or not it is in any way related to
    photography. Binary postings (i.e. non text postings) are prohibited.""

    Alan Browne, Apr 8, 2007
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  2. Thanks Alan for this post!
    helensilverburg, Apr 8, 2007
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  3. Alan Browne

    TheDave© Guest

    Shoot, no pun intended, I'm surprised there even is a charter. As if
    it can be enforced. It's an open forum.
    TheDave©, Apr 8, 2007
  4. Alan Browne

    Alan Browne Guest

    All of the "big 8" NG's have charters or they are not brought into
    existence on usenet. (For that matter a lot of ISP's are no no longer
    recognizing new legitimate big-8 NG's).
    The big-8 are: comp.*, humanities.*, misc.*, news.*, rec.*, sci.*,
    soc.*, and talk.*

    Community behaviour in an unmoderated, open forum can't be enforced,
    however the better angels of the regular participants can shape it with
    moderate self-discipline and sticking to topic.

    This is why not replying to trolls and opposing posters who try to
    redefine the ng charter is important to discuss from time to time.

    Yes, I know I occasionally stray from the charter myself and I can be
    annoying wrt to a few specific posters. Spank me.

    Alan Browne, Apr 8, 2007
  5. Alan Browne

    TheDave© Guest

    Good thing you included what "big 8" means, because I was gonna ask.

    I don't think any reasonable person minds if things "stray" from time
    to time. Reality is, that as much as each newsgroup has a specific
    theme and purpose, it also becomes something of a mini-community unto
    itself. People get to know each other, become friends to some degree,
    so of course people they are going to have a little fun and
    occasionally talk about something else or let a thread wander.

    Within reason, of course. I have seen some newsgroups that have become
    nothing but social clubs where the original topic has been long
    TheDave©, Apr 8, 2007
  6. Alan Browne

    Pudentame Guest

    Had an interesting one show up the other day ... 35mm film with 4 images
    in each frame. It looked like 110 format size images, but on 35mm
    negative film (Kodak Gold 400).

    Something like this:
    __2__ _____ __3__ _____ __4__
    | || || || || |
    | || || || || |
    ----- ----- ----- ----- -----
    ----- ----- ----- ----- -----
    | || || || || |
    | || || || || |
    ----- ----- ----- ----- -----

    Found it on the floor next to the large scanner where customers can
    "make prints from prints".

    Anyone got a clue what camera this might have come from.
    Pudentame, Apr 8, 2007
  7. Alan Browne

    Pudentame Guest

    There's always a charter. Whether or not anyone pays attention to it,
    OTOH ...

    BTW, most people think ALT in the alt.* groups hierarchy stands for
    "alternative". It doesn't; it stands for "Anarchists, Lunatics &
    Terrorists". It was specifically put there as a kind of affirmative
    action for Usenet crazies.

    Unfortunately, there's a fairly large spillover into other hierarchies.

    Like the US Constitution, group charters can be amended. I don't suggest
    that myself, nor do I see any need for such in this group, but it is
    Pudentame, Apr 8, 2007
  8. Alan Browne

    Alan Browne Guest

    My main reason in posting the referesher was the inane debate over
    digital cameras. As long as they are 35mm type cameras, I have no
    qualms over the discussion. OTOH, the "Film v. digital" crap is ... crap.

    Yes the odd bit of OT is welcome as long as it doesn't stray too far and
    loop ... as it tends to do...

    Alan Browne, Apr 9, 2007
  9. Alan Browne

    Alan Browne Guest

    Could be a time sequence camera. Popular at one point to analyze golf
    swings and other fast events. 8 simple lenses and shutters, IRRC.

    I have seen that, and slide frames (2" x 2") that hold a piece of 8mm
    film too...

    Alan Browne, Apr 9, 2007
  10. Alan Browne

    Eric Miller Guest

    Isn't there some kind of "passport photo" camera that does this?

    Eric Miller
    Eric Miller, Apr 9, 2007
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