Dirk67

Dirk67

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I looked at one original print at the ICA in Boston a few years back. The actual photo was beautiful. Perfectly composed and technically perfect. He must use an 8x10 camera because the detail and the tonal rendition of the image was just outstanding. That is something you can't evaluate by an online image. Some people here may be looking for a more dramatic viewpoint or artistic composition. These images have that in a very subtle way and you have to see the print to fully understand what he is doing. To me his work is on a great topic and it is executed perfectly.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 23, 2014 at 12:51 UTC as 51st comment

After a long of list of mistakes Kodak selected a CEO who came from the printing business. He did what he knew, not what was necessary. He did not foresee that today most people share over screen and not prints. They believed that the future is to not go to the photo lab any more to get your 4x6 prints but to do this at home. It never took off. Wrong person, wrong vision, wrong path. There is no room left for Kodak unless they pull out a new, totally different vision that is not driven by risk mitigation.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 25, 2012 at 16:00 UTC as 44th comment | 2 replies
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Dirk67: It is better looking than the Aptus series but the only big important difference is Liveview, which I don't have on my back. Output-wise it may be the same. Can a D800E challenge this? I don't know about the 40Mp but the 80Mp is still miles away. Plus you get a different aspect ratio, which is closer to 4x5 and 8x10 film. Personally I prefer that and with 35mm I would have to crop a lot to get to that aspect ratio. My lab support structure disappeared and I don't even get my 5x7 film anymore. The 80mp back is getting close to LF film, with smooth, detailed files. It can't do anything meaningful above 200 ISO (That's why DXO numbers suffer) but at ISO 50-200 it really pushes out fantastic files. I wish the D800E would give me that detail but it does not. It would save me a lot of money.

I mentioned that because people think that the D800E will sink MF but in reality it won't. With digital people start to compare because it is not just film at various sizes. Suddenly you have to deal with different sensor technologies, pixel densities, etc. that's why people do these comparisons and DXO seems to create a slightly distorted view. Anyhow, an 80MP back doesn't surpass 8x10. So far it looks better than 4x5 and close to my 5x7 output on Fuji Provia. Haven't done any detailed comparison and have not used Tech lenses yet. Just the PhaseOne D lenses.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2012 at 22:02 UTC

It is better looking than the Aptus series but the only big important difference is Liveview, which I don't have on my back. Output-wise it may be the same. Can a D800E challenge this? I don't know about the 40Mp but the 80Mp is still miles away. Plus you get a different aspect ratio, which is closer to 4x5 and 8x10 film. Personally I prefer that and with 35mm I would have to crop a lot to get to that aspect ratio. My lab support structure disappeared and I don't even get my 5x7 film anymore. The 80mp back is getting close to LF film, with smooth, detailed files. It can't do anything meaningful above 200 ISO (That's why DXO numbers suffer) but at ISO 50-200 it really pushes out fantastic files. I wish the D800E would give me that detail but it does not. It would save me a lot of money.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2012 at 21:16 UTC as 6th comment | 7 replies
On Dan Chung posts 5D Mark III vs. D800 video shootout article (203 comments in total)
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do7slash: what i don't understand is people's obsession with the video quality on these DSLRs.

Shirley the main reason to buy a DSLR is for still photography? Buy a dedicated video camera if you want to shoot video?

Most professional photo journalists can't just live from stills alone anymore. They have to provide a story in stills and video. Their clients are not magazines anymore but online platforms, news channels, etc. Combining both features into one tool allows them to be more flexible and to carry less equipment.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 5, 2012 at 15:18 UTC
On Kodak sells Image Sensor Solutions business article (69 comments in total)
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GMack: I thought the USA patents ran out in 15 years? If so, the Kodak patents may be lapsing very soon anyway so they would seemingly be worthless to a buyer - or Platinum Equity in this case.

I smell some money flowing to the wrong pockets someplace. Too bad for the MF buyers like Hassi, Leica, and Phase One who, if the imaging sensor manufacturing part remains, will have to raise their prices even more to cover the buyout. This might be their demise in the digital MF camera arena unless some other sensor manufacturer steps in. With the 36MP Nikon D800 supposedly on the horizon, the FF 35mm sensor may be the new MF sensor of the future and kill off the MF line entirely. If some 100MP FF sensor appears in another 10 years, bye-bye medium format.

That is unlikely. Many MF manufacturers have already switched to Dalsa sensors. Some are still using Kodak. The question if 35mm will replace MF has been around for decades. With film people argued about it and with digital as well. People will always strive for higher quality and MF has a size advantage. A 100MP file from MF will always look better than a 100MP file from 35mm. People will pay for that difference.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 8, 2011 at 20:01 UTC
On Kodak sells Image Sensor Solutions business article (69 comments in total)

I wonder what will be left for Kodak to actually run a valuable business? Film going away, digital being sold, patents sold, etc. Maybe picture frames and printed booklets will save them. Sad story on how to ruin a company and I bet that all those who made the business decisions of the recent past are all well off. D!RK

Direct link | Posted on Nov 8, 2011 at 11:55 UTC as 38th comment
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